Category: Announcements

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New Cagayan de Oro travel agency ready for “Bring Home A Friend” program

A new travel agency in Cagayan de Oro says they’re ready to accommodate the multitudes of foreign tourists expected to visit the Philippines amid the recent launch of a government-led tourism initiative. The Bring Home A Friend (BHAF) program aims to tap the network of overseas Filipinos to invite their...

GOOD NEWS: Up to P25,000 monthly income to be tax exempt

Higher take-home pay awaits Filipino workers as the income tax system will finally be amended two decades after it was enacted. Under the Senate ways and means committee report, the first P150,000 annual taxable income will be exempted, while retaining the P82,000 tax exemption for 13th month pay and other...

List of universities and colleges that will offer FREE tuition starting year 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed the free tuition law last Thursday, August 3, 2017. This means that a total of 114 state-run universities, colleges as well as technical-vocational schools will soon provide free tuition subsidy starting 2018. The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which Congress ratified...

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Rivermaya releases new single “Manila” (LSS alert)

Anybody who knows me know that I constantly sing praises for premier band Rivermaya, considered to this day as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands in the Philippines. This is because not only am I a huge fan but also because I consider them as really great...

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No truth to Iligan City lockdown…for now

A lot of people got stir crazy yesterday because of an announcement na kesyo Iligan City is on lockdown. Apparently that announcement was prematurely released and it was retracted right away. Now, in an effort to help clear things, let me share with you all the announcement from the City...

(UPDATED) Infographics: What you MUST know about Martial Law in Mindanao

Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao last May 23, 2017, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) prepared a couple of quick infographics. These are quick facts about what you as a Filipino should know about Martial Law in Mindanao. The declaration has sent a lot of...

This Bukidnon bus company is getting tons of attention

Let’s face it. Pabama Bus Tours and Transport Bukidnon used to be regarded as the “smallest player” among the 3 bus companies serving the Bukidnon – Cagayan de Oro route. Pabama, owned by a family based in the Municipality of Kibawe in Bukidnon, had the smallest fleet compared to Rural...

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Hello from New York!

Hello! I finally have the time to just sit down and blog! It’s true – this surely is the city that never sleeps. I’m talking about New York City, USA! Yup, I’M BACKKK!!! Can you tell how excited I am? No? Maybe that’s because I’m freaking freezing my a** off...

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Globe Telecom lands SEA-US submarine cable system in Davao City

Globe Telecom successfully landed over the weekend the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system, bringing the company one step closer towards the provision of richer and enhanced international connectivity to businesses in Davao and the rest of the country. “We are excited over this development since it won’t take...

Win a luxury Tagaytay vacation for 15 people

Here’s a cool idea: How about treating a maximum of 15 of your family members or friends to a grand Tagaytay getaway? Here’s your chance to win a Tagaytay vacation with NO purchase necessary. It’s very easy to join the grand #SnippetSquadcation promo! Two lucky groups will get a chance...

Globe Telecom to deploy more 700 MHz LTE sites, target increase is 300%

This is really exciting news especially for Globe Telecom subscribers like myself! Globe Telecom will continue to ramp up deployment of the 700 megahertz (MHz) band, with a target to increase utilization of the spectrum by more than 300%, in support of its bid to improve internet experience of its...

Globe Telecom extends help to Surigao quake victims

Surigao Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr. (center) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) Head Ramon Gotinga (2nd from left) receive Globe Telecom call cards and SIM cards from Jeffrey Guitche, Globe Area Sales Head (2nd from right) and Kim Trinidad, Globe Territory Sales Head (right). The cards...

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