Showing posts from October, 2018

LCS-TierOne Consortium Inks Equity Deal with Broadband Satellite Operator

That’s why Chavit Singson-backed third telco aspirant LCS – TierOne Consortium has announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy equity into an operator of next-generation high throughput broadband satellites. An  agreement was signed abroad on Tuesday by Singson and TierOne Consortium chair Jonathon Bentley-Stevens.  The Consortium did not name the the operator, owing to the highly-sensitive nature of the on-going search for the New Major Player in the country’s telecommunications industry. With the announced deal, TierOne is now assured that it will be able to provide the entire Philippine archipelago access to satellite-based broadband – at much lower costs. TierOne additionally revealed that it now also has an earth station gateway – a facility which takes time to set-up – already in place in the country, thus enabling it to quickly use the broadband satellite services. “We are committed to giving Filipinos the connectivity they need and demand, whether they


HOOQ – the largest video on-demand service in Southeast Asia, ushers in Arrowverse: The Next Wave this October to DC Comics fans with the launch of the latest seasons of top-rated U.S. TV  series The Flash and Supergirl packed with complete box sets available to fuel your binge-watch experience on multiple devices – anytime, anywhere. “Fans of Hollywood can always count on HOOQ to deliver the latest Hollywood entertainment!  Our customers get a bang for their buck as they enjoy blockbuster movies and exclusive day-and-date series releases direct from Hollywood.  We are all very excited to catch the latest seasons and have been counting down to them!” said Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer of HOOQ . HOOQ is the only streaming service in the Philippines to offer these DC Comic series same day as the U.S. release and customers can kick start their action-packed October with the complete seasons of the Arrowverse— The Flash , Supergirl , Legends of Tomorrow , and Arr

International Coastal Cleanup Environmental Summit 2018: Engaging the youth for a sustainable future

Plastics accumulating in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges that the world faces today. Every year, millions of pounds of plastic waste flow into the oceans from the coastal region. If present trends continue, it is expected that it will outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050. This threat demands an aggressive action, which only a few organizations and countries are taking. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), a global movement celebrated every third Saturday of September yearly and being participated by more than 100 countries across the globe including the Philippines, is doing its best to encourage communities towards one common goal: collect and document the trash litters in the coastline. Last September 27 and 28, the ICC Philippines held its annual ICC Environmental Summit, a supplement to the annual beach cleanup at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC.) “It has been a long journey going here and we are happy w

MCDO NXTGEN at McKinley West

The same McDonald’s you know and have come to enjoy, but this time, with more to love—this is McDonald’s NXTGEN . Located at the recently opened McDonald’s McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio, McDonald’s NXTGEN exhibits an elevated dining experience, enabled by new enhancements, which are sure to make your stay at McDonald’s better than ever. The only one of its kind in the Philippines, McDonald’s McKinley West takes inspiration from the first McDonald’s franchise store of McDonald’s Founder, Ray Kroc in 1955. Boasting of modern yet inviting interiors, McDonald’s McKinley West showcases the entire array of McDonald’s NXTGEN features. Customers can opt to skip the line at the Front Counter, and order and pay for their McDonald’s favorites at the Self-Ordering Kiosk, accepting card payments. Upon completing their order, customers can simply wait for their order number to be called at the Claim Counter once their food is ready for pick-up. Guests who still

Live with Nature at Metro Manila Hills

One in every 10 Filipino families have a loved one or relative working abroad. In fact, the Philippines is one of the highest producers of overseas workers in the world. And our fellow Filipinos sacrifice a lot to support their families back home and prepare for their future.And one of the dreams of our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) is building their own house for their  family and a having a home to come back to. And this is where New San Jose Builders, Inc.’s  (NSJBI) inspiration in its 272 hectares of horizontal development come in - the Metro Manila Hills. P hoto (R-L): Finally Home: Mr. Darwin Villanueva (Macro Sales Head); Ms. Lorelie Urcia (Executive Vice President) ; and Mr. Jerrey Oris (Senior Marketing Manager) lead the ribbon cutting ceremony to signify the Grand Re-Launch of Metro Manila Hills in Rodriguez, Rizal. Living with Nature at Metro Manila Hills Located in Montalban, Rizal, Metro Manila Hills is one of NSJBI’s biggest projects outside of the urban

GSK AND PFV Rolls out kontra Diarrhea Campaign

Despite advances in modern medicine, children under the age of 5 are still prone to diarrhea ( a disease that has been known as the 2nd leading cause of death in children worldwide. In the Philippines, it is also one of the leading causes of death among children. Rotavirus is the number one cause of severe diarrhea. This virus is highly contagious. It is readily transmitted from contaminated surfaces, such as when infants and young children usually put their hands and toys into their mounts. To fight the threat of diarrhea, GSK, one of the world’s science- led healthcare compnies, in partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination ( PFV ), officially launched the “ Game On: Kontra Diarrhea” campaign last October 10. The campaign aims to emphasize the gravity of disease and a holistic approach to it’s prevention, which includes breastfeeding, improvement of hygiene and clean water supply, handwashing and vaccination. They want to inform and empower mothers all over t

Super AweSM Kids Day at SM Supermalls

Kids these days are always on their smartphones and gadgets – with less time to play and interact with other kids. As SM Supermalls marks the start of Kids’ Month, moms and dads are invited to take their youngsters out to indulge in fun-filled playtime experiences at the #SuperAweSMKidsDay happening on October 6 in 65 participating malls nationwide.  “To our super kids, we dedicate this day to you with everything you love to do at SM – play, shop, eat and win! Everything’s here for you so make sure to enjoy it with your moms, dads, and the whole family.” , said  Jonjon San Agustin SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing. Here is a list of super activities at  #SuperAweSMKidsDay :  1.  Play #AweSM.  Give the kids the chance to interact with other kids by letting them play their best-loved arcade games, try different rides, or meet their favorite characters such as Shopkins, Paw Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and other surprise guests!  2.  Shop #AweSM.  Another gr