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Globe launches biggest prepaid offer: Unlimited text to all networks with 1 hour free mobile browsing

Globe Telecom is rolling out nationwide its biggest offer for its Globe prepaid subscribers that will give users the ultimate unrestricted experience in text messaging, while also providing them access to the internet on their cellphone.

The premier unlimited text to all networks offer, Globe SUPERUNLI ALLTXT25, is the premier unlimited text offer, empowers Globe prepaid users to stay connected with their friends subscribed to other networks, anytime they want. The offer is available on a daily variant for only P25, while also includes one hour of free mobile internet.

With SUPERUNLI ALLTXT25, subscribers no longer need an extra phone or SIM because they can now get in touch with all 85 million mobile subscribers nationwide through unlimited text messaging – either from Smart, Sun, Globe, TM, Talk ‘n Text or Red Mobile.

Aboitiz Equity Ventures Knows Partying

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I could always remember hearing the roaring engine sounds that the karts make in Kartzone in Mabolo which was a healthy pace away from my college, AMA Computer College Cebu, and I actually had the time and the chance to try it myself when our friends from Aboitiz Equity Ventures treated us to a party that most of us will never forget last February 16, 2011.

What was also noteworthy during that day was that it was also my covenant signing with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) as a scholar for the Young Minds Academy, the region's top leadership training program.

As if things couldn't get any better wait till you find out about how great it was to actually drive a cart. I've never drove anything with an engine in it so just waiting in line scared the hell outta me but who was I to show it as I was with my friends from Cebu media and online publishers from Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. (CBSi) Just driving around the track was really cool and it was never hard to drive on…

My Kool Adventure Camp Experience

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Being a scholar of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI)'s Young Minds Academy Program, I took part in a one-of-a- kind character building leadership training seminar dubbed as Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) which was conducted at the Boys Scout Camp in Lahug, Cebu City on the great day of March 27, 2011.

There was so much to learn about the Kool Adventure Camp and most of it was about discovering ourselves and our peers. "Handa na ba kayo?" I will not be narrating the specific activities that we've had so that you will be spared to relish the experience itself.







I was able to impart to everyone how I envision myself to be through my camp name, “Tubod” which symbolizes how I want to be a reminder that God should be the living water in each of our hearts.




I was also able to experience how it feels to be out of our comfort zone but not too far to be at panic. With no time to be comfortable and full, we lived a lifestyle that was far from what most of us grew up in.

Multiply.com launches Secure E-commerce Platform

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One of the biggest social networks today that offers full site customization and unlimited upload of media with a robust media organizer has now capitalized on the potentials that a large part of its users are, the online shop sellers.Multiply.com has just launched their E-commerce platform for all with a checkout option.

Cebu is blessed to be chosen as the site for the launching and the people behind Multiply.com have invited online publishers to talk about it last June 16, 2011 at the Formo Restaurant in Banilad Town Center, Cebu.

This would revolutionize the way people shop and sell online. Now you don't have to send a private message to the seller or fill up forms asking what product items do you wish to have. All you have to do is have a Multiply which most Filipinos these days do and start shopping right on the site and checkout using the most popular payment gateways. Let's support Pinoy ingenuity and take it to the global center stage. Kudos to its designers, develop…

WebXpress Marks 3 Years of Excellence

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There is a company in Cebu that pools together the brightest web designers, developers, marketers and everything in between and it goes by the name WebXpress Inc. We have just celebrated our third anniversary with over 100 bright and happy employees.

I joined WebXpress a year ago as an intern when I was in my fourth year of college. Being with the company has been very rewarding and I don't just mean financially but as well as in terms of friendship and knowledge because there is so much to learn and so much to talk about as well.

We celebrated the Rastafarian-themed anniversary at the Cocopalms Resort in Danao, Cebu last June 18, 2011. And even if it rained later in the afternoon, it never stopped us from having so much fun with a lot of games and presentations from every working shift groups. We even signed a commitment wall using our coal covered hands at the end of the day.

Read more about the party here: http://www.webxpress.co/webxpress-blog/

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Sugbutel Bed and Bath launches Executive Class Rooms

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Sugbutel Bed and Bath Cebu upscales accomodation services by launching Executive Class rooms.




Originally, as you might have noticed, Sugbutel Bed and Bath used to only have bunk beds in a dormitory-type setting, perfect for backpackers, and transients, among others.  In fact, there are a lot of people who walk in, thinking we have private rooms, and they end up leaving when they learn of our type of accommodation.  This is a very big opportunity loss for us, especially since we already succeeded in the first step of bringing them into our building.  It's sad to see them have to leave because we weren't able to meet or satisfy their needs.

Cordova Youth Mapping, Albert Schweitzer Foundation, FORGE Rescue Project | YMA Thematic Sessions Part 4

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The fourth and the last day of the YMA Thematic Sessions (Day One, Day Two, Day Three) made us trek to our respective barangay assignments in Cordova and split ourselves further as to who will do thefocus group discussion (FGD) in the barangay hall, the transect walk who will plot assets of the community and the survey who will ask residents. 

The purpose of all this mapping activities is to determine what their assets are,what the threats to these assets are and what opportunities they can seem to benefit from in the near future. This is also done in preparation for our ultimate community immersion in the coming weeks. 



Busay, Boodle Fight, SOS Village, Cordova Resort | Cebu Community Visits | YMA Thematic Session Day 3

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Community Visit I (Day One and Day Two) gave us the heads up about the adverse effects of poverty in the rural parts of Cebu and how the community succeeds in addressing them.Community Visit II module which happened last June 11- 12, 2011 transported us to the beautiful uplands where poverty is of the highest level but surprisingly is not that felt because of how simple they live their mundane existence.





After a long trip from the city, we reached the scenic mountain barangay of Busay which became a perfect backdrop to the great talks thereafter. First stop was in Crossroads, a retreat farm which helps youth cope up with different crisis in their life or if they are about to make a big decision. They also grow local produce naturally which they are trying to advocate among upland vegetable farmers since they are so dependent on pesticides which is slowly poisoning the urban people who consume them. The retreat farm is being managed by the Work of the Lord Who CaresFoundation who also …

Canduman, Tisa, Brgy. Luz and Inayawan | Best and Worst Cebu Community Visits | YMA Thematic Session Day 2

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Read Day One here: YMA Thematic Session Day 1


On our second day, the RAFI community remodeling for the urban poor site in Canduman gave us a very positive vibe that change could really happen in the most marvelous of ways when people actually start to care for their community without thinking of getting something from it. How RAFI taught them to unite, impose discipline and engage in life enriching activities such as livelihood programs perfected to the infrastructures they were implementing. We also got the chance to hear the testimonials of the people living in the site and how their lives has changed for good.



Lorega, Mambaling, Missionaries of the Poor | Best and Worst Cebu Community Visits | YMA Thematic Session Day 1

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The Thematic Sessions were one of the greatest experiences we had. We were exposed to a lot of societies and gained valuable insights along the way and Cebu City communities became our classroom once again as Young Minds Academy teaches us more aboutcommunity organizing, realities that face our unfortunate brothers and sisters, and amazing projects that alleviate living conditions and mindset along the way. 

Our first Thematic Session happened last June 4-5, 2011 andit only proved that no sun too excruciating, no mountain too high, no place too horrid, no barangay too dangerous for the scholars of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) to learn more and immerse as we become the future leaders of the country in our own ways.

Poverty as the UN defines it is a human condition characterized by the sustained or chronic deprivation of the resources, capabilities, choices, security and power necessary for the enjoyment of an adequate standard of living and other civil, cultural, economic, po…

Only Latin American Santiago Restaurant opens in Mactan

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There is a little piece of heaven and it can be found in Mactan.Santiago Restaurant has just opened giving Cebuanos yet another entry to our very discriminating taste.And yours truly was invited to an exclusive menu tasting last July 2, 2011.

Located in Days Hotel in Mactan, Cebu, Santiago Restaurant is the first and only food and beverage that is dedicated to South American cuisine in the country. Just a few paces away from the Mactan International Airport, you can encourage everyone who is leaving or arriving to drop by for an amazing meal or two.




The restaurant is the brainchild of the President of the Days Brand in the Philippines, Mr. James Concepcion who is also a young and vibrant chef. His successs in food business started with his Ziggurat Food Temple in Makati where he is able to popularize the only authentic Indian, Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern cuisine selections. These restos only gets to prove his proclivity for the unusual and uncommon.

DISNEY LIVE IN CEBU!

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A NEW BRAND OF LIVE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE PRODUCERS OF DISNEY ON ICE COMES TO MANILA AND CEBU CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions as Disney Live! comes to Manila and Cebu City for the first time with its newest stage show Mickey’s Music Festival.