Sep 6, 2017

Samsung Soundbar Festival Nationwide Promo

Last chance to raise the bar of home entertainment with Soundbar Festival Nationwide Promo

Imagine going home where your family is all set for another binge-watching night. You have agreed what food to order. The playlist is ready. Your pillows are waiting to be cuddled during those heart-stopping scenes. While this seems exciting, you should know by now that a sub-standard entertainment system simply will not do.

Get the ultimate home entertainment package by taking home your very own Samsung Soundbar through their Nationwide Promo until September 17. You have a few days left to complement what you see on screen with outstanding audio quality while saving big time. Samsung is offering discounts of as much as 40% on its premium-grade soundbars to bring cinema perfection closer to your home.

On top of the huge markdowns, Samsung's Soundbar with Dolby ATMOS (HW-K950) comes with free items such as the Wireless Audio 360 speaker and a Blu-Ray player. Meanwhile, get free wireless rear speakers when you purchase select soundbar models HW-MS751, HW-MS650, HW-M4501, and HW-M550.

Being number 1 in global sales year on year, Samsung Soundbars promise to raise the bar of your home entertainment as you watch your favorite films, stream music, or play a video game. Its multiple built-in speakers, each with dedicated amplifiers, are crafted to make stunningly realistic multi-dimensional audio achieving theatre quality in the comfort of your own home. It also delivers the right level of bass so that whatever you hear through the soundbar is exactly how the artists and filmmakers intended it to be. Lastly, with the consumers in mind, the Samsung soundbars champion wireless connectivity to freely connect your TV and smartphone conveniently via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

Grab your chance to experience sound like never before! Get to know more on how to raise the bar of your home entertainment system by checking out the lineup of high-quality Samsung soundbars when you visit the Samsung Facebook page

Aug 27, 2017

GMA Regional TV: One Mindanao

Media giant GMA Network makes history once again as its regional arm, Regional TV, launches the local news program One Mindanao beginning Monday, August 28. Anchored on the tagline “We are One. We are Mindanao. We are One Mindanao,” the local news program will air from Monday to Friday, at 5 p.m. It will be simultaneously broadcast in key cities and provinces in Mindanao thru GMA Network’s local channels in Mindanao: GMA 5 Davao, GMA 35 Cagayan de Oro City, GMA 8 General Santos City, GMA 12 Jolo, Sulu, GMA 9 Zamboanga City, GMA 12 Cotabato City, GMA 2 Tandag City, GMA 10 Surigao City, GMA 26 Butuan City, GMA 4 Dipolog City, GMA 3 Pagadian City, GMA 5 Ozamiz City, GMA 11 Iligan City, and GMA 12 Bukidnon. 

One Mindanao will feature comprehensive and in-depth delivery of news and information in the region that only GMA Network—widely regarded as the most respected and internationally-awarded Philippine broadcast network —can deliver. 

A local news program made by Mindanaoans for the Mindanaoans, One Mindanao is anchored by seasoned TV journalist Tek Ocampo, reputable TV host and news presenter Sarah Hilomen-Velasco, and experienced news correspondent Real Sorroche. Joining them are the various local news teams based in Northern and Southern Mindanao and news stringers across Mindanao. 

GMA Vice President and Head of Regional TV Oliver Amoroso underscores the significance of One Mindanao. “Close to the Network’s heart is for Mindanaoans to have access to reliable, accurate, and impartial local news and information regardless of race, ethnic and religious background, and economic status. With the full support of GMA’s Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., we are happy and proud of this pioneering local news program produced by Mindanaoans for Mindanaoans,” he said.

Aug 23, 2017

1st Kagay-anon 4x4 & Off-Road Expo 2017

Calling all Off-Road enthusiast!

The Off-Road nation comes together this August 24-26 in Cagayan de Oro for the first ever Kagay-anon 4x4 and Off Road Expo 2017 at SM CDO Downtown Premier.  This event is made possible by He and Sons Corporation, DELO, Nitto Tires, Mickey Thompson Tire and Wheels, Marando, Karrjackson Tires, and BOSCH.

There will be a total of 9 off-road shops who will be participating in the display of the widest and greatest collection of off-road parts, equipment, and gears. Experts in CDO and around the Philippines will also be present during the event.

From 4x4 and off-road racing to motorcycles and more, you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the most knowledgeable people in the Philippine off-raid industry.

With a full Kagay-anon Higalaay Festival weekend of excitement, you will see everything that is going on in the dynamic world of off-road. 

For more information about the event, you can visit Kagay-anon 4x4 and Off-Road Expo event page or visit them on instagram.

Aug 21, 2017

Krispy Kreme Opens 4th Store in Cagayan de Oro

New store and new look in Cagayan de Oro for a more exciting #KrispyKremeMoment 

Krispy Kreme welcomes another addition to its growing outlets as it unveils its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. This is the 4th store in Cagayan de Oro, following Centrio Mall, CDO Uptown and the Hot Light store in Limketkai. Krispy Kreme SM CDO Downtown Premiere is set to delight their fans beginning on August 21. 

With the opening of its new store, Krispy Kreme brings a monthlong celebration of everyday moments as it offers a lineup of delightful treats. Krispy Kreme combined forces with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to create the deliciously satisfying Ultimate Chocolate Chiller. 

This cool quencher is made with unique premium, Ghirardelli chocolate doused with milk and whipped cream, sprinkled lightly with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and drizzled in rich caramel. It’s definitely a crave-worthy flavor experience that chocolate enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss. Krispy Kreme also highlights a well-loved doughnut flavor when it released the Kit Kat Green Tea doughnut. Their newest doughnut flavor has already made waves for its doughnut fans, now making it a mainstay offering. 

Apart from these sweet treats, August is a special month for Cagayan de Oro as it celebrates the annual Higalaay Festival. Krispy Kreme joins the CDO community in celebration of the feast day of St. Augustine as it throws another delicious treat alongside opening its new store. Krispy Kreme is offering 3 Original Glazed doughnuts and any 3 Cake doughnuts for only P150 in all stores in Cagayan De Oro from August 25 to 28. Doughnut lovers are sure to get excited for more craveable melt-in-your-mouth moments with Krispy Kreme. 

These are just some of the many things to look forward to as Krispy Kreme opens its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. The brand continues to bring a delightful experience to its customers through its indulgent doughnuts, great-tasting beverages and exciting creations. Discover your own #KrispyKremeMoment and visit their newest store at the Ground Floor, SM CDO Downtown Premiere.

Aug 5, 2017

The FREE Wifi Project in EDSA

When President Rodrigo Duterte promised on improving the quality of internet access in the country, I was very much excited. I was very excited about having faster internet connection as well as access to free wifi all over the Philippines.

The fulfillment of this promise started last year wherein free Wi-fi in many high traffic locations across the Philippines, such as malls, hospitals and airports were available. And just recently, the FREE Wifi Project in EDSA was launched by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Free Wi-Fi is now available in all stations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3). Commuters have now a better way to pass time and don’t worry much about traffic jam as they are now able to access FREE wifi. According to DICT, there were a total of 230,000 of the 444,044 daily MRT-3 commuters access and connect to the EDSA Free Wi-fi during peak hours. MRT stations with the heaviest usage of FREE wifi are TAFT Avenue, North Avenue, Cubao, Ayala, Shaw Boulevard and Boni Avenue. 

To ensure that commuters are getting a good wifi speed, NTC have conducted a number of speed tests using the OOKLA Speedtest last July 6 and 7. The results showed the average download and upload speeds of 156.6 Mbps and 135.8 Mbps respectively. Ortigas station has the fastest download speed of 325.48 Mbps and Magallanes with the highest upload speed at 310.57 Mbps. 

The target coverage of EDSA Free Wifi is 24 kilometers of EDSA and intends to cover the entire street level of EDSA by October of this year. The EDSA Free Wifi Project is in collaboration with NTC, DOTr MRT3, Metro Rail Transit Development Corp., Light Rail Transit Authority, Light Rail Manila Corp., Metro Manila Development Authority, Department of Public Works and Highways, Manila Electric Co., Philippine Reclamation Authority, the Local Government Units of Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay and Quezon City, A&A, PLDT-Smart and Globe Telecom. 

I am hoping that through the success of this project, a full implementation of a FREE wifi access will be made available to the entire Philippines soon.