Globe, Disney spearhead “Time Please” nationwide volunteering program

Leading telecommunications firm Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, announced a major collaboration to promote volunteerism among Filipinos.

The two companies partnered to launch “Time Please,” a nationwide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends to provide volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.  Time Please supports the telco’s commitment to nine (9) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and appeals to the Filipino strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit to collectively contribute to social development.

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Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO

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Taiwan Excellence Day: Showcasing Superior Brand, Innovation and Technology

Taiwan Excellence is a campaign founded in 1993 by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with the vision of showcasing superior brand, innovation and technology of Taiwanese manufacturers to the world. The campaign has been active in the Philippines for 5 years now. To celebrate its anniversary, for the first time ever, Taiwan Excellence Day was held at the SMX Aura Convention Center last June 15 and 16.

Taiwan Excellence Ceremonial Toast
Kicking off the event, a ceremonial toast was led by Director Clement Chen (Taiwan Trade Center, Manila), Alfred Wang, (Director of Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) and Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico (Chairman of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries)

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ZenFone 5 Series: ASUS’ Most Intelligent Phone Yet

ASUS Philippines unveiled ZenFone 5, the latest of its ZenFone series last April 14 at One Esplanade. Thousands of Zenfans all over the Philippines, including yours truly, flocked the #Backto5 anticipating the arrival of the ZenFone 5 Series, ASUS’ most intelligent phone yet. 🙌

Zenfone 5 Launch
ZenFone 5 was sold out in just 45 minutes. WOW!

It was 10 years ago when ASUS first entered the Philippine market. Now, ASUS phones have reached 1.8 million users. With its very competitive pricing and continually innovating features, it’s no wonder ASUS has become one of the most sought out brands. In fact, the ZenFone 5 was declared sold out in just 45 minutes! This was also true for on-site sales during the launch event itself, which brought the total sell-out of 1,000 ZenFone 5’s and ZenFone 5Q’s combined. That’s just under an hour of their first day in the country. That’s impressive! 👏

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Then vs Now #OPPOF5 #CaptureTheRealYou

Our generation is both lucky and unlucky to have social media aid us in documenting our Then vs Now moments. Each photo we post becomes a memory that we’d remember forever. When it pops on Timehop that is. HAHA! Each post tells a story that captures the moment as you remember it. Or at least the emotion you felt at that time and why.

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OHEM.

I am what I am now because of how I was then. So with all my courage, I’m sharing my Then vs Now photos for your satisfaction as I look back on my journey as well. As Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards…” Ready?

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Himala: Isang Musikal Returns On February 10

Cast and Production Team of Himala: Isang Musikal during its presscon at Privato Hotel.

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are re-staging Ricky Lee and Vincent DeJesus’ Himala: Isang Musikal based on the 1982 critically acclaimed classic by the late Ishmael Bernal. 

After the presscon, I’ve never been more excited to see a musical. Especially that the root material was a film I’ve been watching in Cinema One (formely Pinoy Blockbuster Channel) when I was a child every lazy afternoon. In case you hadn’t already known, Himala‘s story centers on Elsa who claims to have the power of healing after the Blessed Virgin Mary appears to her. News of her miracles spread within and beyond her hometown Cupang attracting thousands of sick and curious followers. This causes an irreversible disturbance to the once sleepy town.

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