PLDT, Smart, TV5, Solar converge to bring ultimate Miss Universe 2016 experience to Filipinos

MISS UNIVERSE BROADCAST. Shawn McClain, Wilson Tieng, Manny V. Pangilinan, Eric Alberto, and Chot Reyes during the signing of the agreement. (Contributed photo)

Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 will bring the much anticipated Miss Universe 2016 closer to Filipinos everywhere through the country’s most extensive and robust fixed line and wireless networks. In partnership with the Miss Universe Organization and official Philippine broadcast partner of…

Captain Comendador officially appointed Philippines AirAsia’s president and CEO

Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador (left) and AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes at the AirAsia office in Pasay City.

Philippines AirAsia has officially appointed Captain Dexter Comendador as president and chief executive officer effective January 10, 2017, the company said in a press statement. Comendador has over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry. He served as combat pilot, flight commander and pilot instructor in the Philippine Air Force for eight years before…

Cut and Style 2017: Islands Souvenirs dazzles with Bling It On

Vibrant colors, resounding beat, roaring spirits – it’s the Sinulog Festival once again everyone’s favorite fun brand Islands Souvenirs leads the party. Islands Souvenirs takes fiesta fever up a notch with Bling It On: Cut and Style 2017, the brand’s biggest Sinulog campaign featuring all-new special edition Sinulog t-shirt designs that can be personalized and…

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Gift for adventurers? R.O.X helps you pick right one

If you still haven’t decided what to give that special group of people in your life, those daring adventurers who make the outdoors their weekend stops, the R.O.X. Gift Coach may just have the answer for you. More and more people have discovered the fun and excitement of forest treks and mountain jaunts, and chances…

Holiday gift idea: A pair of Havaianas for everyone

Santa may have finished his list before December but most of us have not. What do you give the visiting relative, the fashion-savvy, the godchildren and others on the list? How about a pair of Havaianas? The brand may be everyone’s summer outfits’ sole mate with its cool hues and pretty prints, but its stylish…

Globe, PLDT sign agreement to cut interconnection rate for voice calls

AGREEMENT. Signing the interconnection rate cut agreement are (from left) Globe General Counsel Froilan Castelo, Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, Globe Chief Technology and Information Officer Gil Genio, DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, PLDT’s Eric Alberto, NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba and PLDT’s Ray Espinosa. (Contributed photo)

Globe Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding with PLDT to reduce the interconnection rate for voice calls between the two operators. The agreement will lead to lower price of domestic mobile and fixed line calls between Globe and PLDT-Smart. The reduction of interconnection rates will not affect Globe to Globe (intra) calls as these are…

From elegant selections to stylish picks, Rustan’s gives you more reasons to celebrate Christmas

JOHN HARDY Classic Chain 18K Gold Small Graduated Kick Cuff.

There isn’t a holiday met with more joy and love than Christmas, and Rustan’s gives us more reasons to be excited with its wide array of luxury gifts and goodies. Tinsel by the window, mistletoe hanging by the door, and beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, Christmas is a festive affair especially in the Philippines…

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PLDT lauds digital innovations of hackathon winners in VisMin leg

PLDT rounded up its regional finalists for the PLDT 88 Hackathon Challenge as it recently awarded the winners from the Visayas-Mindanao leg with the winners coming from Davao and Cebu. Teams Sweet & Halang, and DUitYusip from Davao and Team Logic from Cebu were hailed as the top winning teams to represent the VisMin leg,…

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PLDT enables enterprise telecommuting with PH’s first Unified Collaboration solution

COLLABORATION PLATFORM. The PLDT Unified Collaboration solution enable multiple users from different locations to collaborate through a high-quality virtual conference platform.

PLDT recently introduced the country’s first full-featured enterprise-grade virtual conferencing platform solution to further promote telecommuting among enterprises. This solution is in line with government’s efforts to push for telecommuting and other ICT-based solutions to mitigate traffic congestion in the country. In partnership with global business conglomerate Tata Communications, PLDT’s Unified Collaboration, powered by Jamvee,…

Starmobile releases faster Engage 7i+ tablet

If you’re looking for a good-looking, high-quality, and affordable tablet for Christmas, check out the all-new Starmobile ENGAGE 7i+, a 7-inch dual-SIM Android 5.1 Lollipop tablet that lets you call, text, surf, and enjoy your favorite games, music, and videos. “Last year’s ENGAGE 7i was one of our most popular devices and enjoyed great success…

BPI Family Auto Madness back in Davao, Cebu

Last year's BPI Auto Madness event.

BPI Family Savings Bank is again set to help fulfill every Filipino’s dream of getting their own car as it brings the second wave of mall-based Auto Madness sorties to the cities of Davao and Cebu this week. The Davao leg will be held from Nov. 10-13 at the Abreeza Mall, while the Cebu event…

Magnum Cebu lets you “Make Your Own Magnum”

MAKE YOUR OWN MAGNUM BAR. Choose from an array of coatings and toppings to make your own Magnum bar.

Magnum ice cream, the brand synonymous with Belgian chocolate indulgence, will open its newest Pleasure Store in SM Seaside City Cebu on November 17 for a limited time. The Magnum Pleasure Store is a global concept of a place where people can enjoy the ultimate Belgian chocolate experience of making their own Magnum bar with…

Smart innovation improves delivery of rural health services

Digitizing healthcare with SHINE OS+ Dr. Mimi Bondoc, municipal health officer of Zarraga, Iloilo, has worked in public health service for the past 26 years, and has witnessed how technology has helped in improving the delivery of healthcare to Filipinos, particularly those in underserved areas. Technology, she says, helped address one of the biggest constraints…

Megaworld offers special Halloween treat at The Mactan Newtown with 1st-ever outdoor movie cinema in Cebu

OUTDOOR CINEMA. The Newtown Outdoor Cinema located in The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City will feature three of the all-time best horror movies this coming October 30, from 5 pm onwards. It is the 1st-ever outdoor movie cinema in Cebu.

This Halloween, scream all you can at the series of spine-tingling, hair-raising horror flicks at the first-ever outdoor movie cinema at The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City. Dubbed as “Fright Night,” the Newtown Outdoor Cinema will feature three of the all-time best horror movies this coming October 30 (Sunday), from 5 pm onwards. The Newtown…

AirAsia opens direct Cebu-Singapore flights, offers P888 introductory fare

AirAsia announced it will operate direct flights from Cebu to Singapore starting November 25. To celebrate the launch of the route, AirAsia is offering promotional fares on airasia.com from as low as P888 for travel between November 25, 2016 and March 24, 2017. Promotional fares are up for grabs from today until October 23 only.…

Smart posts 1.4 Gbps data speeds using LTE-Advanced

HIGH-SPEED. Huawei product manager Daniel Peng (right) points out to Smart executives Mario Tamayo (standing, left) and Ramon Isberto the consistent, gigabit-speeds achieved by the tests using carrier aggregation. (Smart Public Affairs)

Working with strategy and technology partner Huawei, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications (Smart) achieved test data speeds of 1.4 Gigabit per second (Gbps) using the cutting-edge data capabilities of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). In a series of laboratory tests done this month, Smart successfully combined five frequencies or “component carriers” using Carrier Aggregation, to consistently achieve data…

Do you want to build Android apps? Learn how through TESDA-Smart online course

VIDEO TUTORIAL. Smart’s Ron Ramos discusses how to set up the Android development environment in one of the many video modules that form part of Smart’s online course on building Android apps in the TESDA website.

Aspiring developers can now learn how to build Android mobile applications at no cost, via an online course available on the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The course, developed by mobile leader Smart Communications, can be found on e-tesda.gov.ph. Enrolling is fast and simple. Users only need to create an…