Friday, December 15, 2017
Imagine seamless digital connection while shopping and dining in SM Supermalls. Through the partnership and collaboration of Globe Telecom and SM Supermalls, mall goers will now be able to experience quality connectivity with GoWiFi Auto. This premium GoWiFi service allows customers to surf all day in 34 selected SM malls nationwide.
Since the start of 2017, Globe Telecom has detected mobile service interference in more than 1,200 cell sites caused by illegal signal transmitters such as signal boosters, repeaters and RFIDs (radio frequency identification), which are commonly used for car parking or security systems in subdivisions, tollways and in residential, office and commercial buildings.
December 4, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, won multiple major awards from different automotive award giving bodies in recognition of Honda’s excellence in the industry this 2017.
|Globe Prepaid Home WiFi device is now available on online gifting service SarisariPH|
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) spend their time thousands of miles away from their families, working hard to provide for their loved ones back home. With the distance between them, the internet is one of the best ways to stay connected. Globe at Home is bridging the gap between OFWs and their families as the Prepaid Home WiFi becomes finally available on SarisariPH.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
|Max’s Group CFO Dave Fuentebella tries the scan to pay feature of the |
GCash App at Krispy Kreme
Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), the largest casual dining company in the Philippines, has partnered with GCash, the pioneer in electronic payments using QR codes, to help jumpstart the country’s move into a cashless ecosystem.
I was so fortunate to be invited as an independent media observer for the Department of Energy (DOE) - PETRON ECORUN 2017 held last November 21, 2017. Forty-six other automotive
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Globe LIVE & 9Works Theatricals bring back a magical holiday hit, Menken & Ahrenn’s ‘A Christmas Carol’
After a successful 1st run last year, Globe LIVE together with 9Works Theatricals brings Menken & Ahrenn's A Christmas Carol, a Christmas theater-lover's favorite, back on stage this holiday season. The producers announced that they would have a totally new cast, set design, and coreography making it a totally new experience for seasoned theater-goers. The whole family can once again create new traditions by reliving the Charles Dickens classic through world-class production and timeless music.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
This is the Monchster using the scan to pay feature of the GCash App at a beverage kiosk at Mercato, BGC. With me and showing me how easy it is to use is Jen Fidel, from Globe Telecom.
GCash is adopting the cashless payments model of Alipay, China’s leading third-party mobile and online payments platform, which is enjoying unprecedented success in China, India and the rest of Asia to give people ease, convenience, and security when purchasing goods and services from lowly street vendors to high-end shops.
MIMO is a method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmit and receive antennas to exploit multipath propagation.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
(press release c/o Vision Petron)
On its 17th year, Vision Petron, the multi-awarded national student art competition of oil industry leader Petron Corporation, opened its Fuel Creativity Exhibit at the Bencab Museum in Baguio, last October 14, 2017. The month-long exhibit is a retrospective
Sports: ONE Championship - Legends of the World - One Action-packed Fight Night this November 10, 2017 at the MOA Arena
|Eduard Folayang could keep this Lightweight Championship belt if he wins or Martin Nguyen could take it away and be the first fighter ever in ONE Championship history to hold the championship belts of two weight divisions.|
(image by Monchster)
7 November 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD Official Kick-Off Press Conference on 7 November at the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams, Manila. In attendance was Vice President of ONE
(Press Release and Photos c/o Ayala Land)
November 3, 2017 – A pocket urban center in Balintawak emerges with exciting new features that will invigorate the bustling Quezon City district. Cloverleaf, an 11-hectare mixed-use, sustainable
Sunday, November 5, 2017
|2017 Honda Civic 1.5L RS Turbo - Damortis, La Union|
At First Glance
I remember test-dating the Honda Civic 1.8 E a short time ago. Today, with the 2017 Honda Civic 1.5L RS Turbo before me, it felt like I was meeting my gorgeous, sexy date all over again... but this time she had some upgrading done to her already voluptuous body. A Wing Spoiler topped her ever so bootilicious rear, and a glossy jet black grill that complimented her sleek and squinty LED Headlamps (with Daytime Running Lights). This more provocative and aggressive sister stood symmetrically low with perfect aerodynamic proportions, too. I just knew this romance was about to rekindle, but this time with the more sophisticated twin. Hand me the keys please!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
|SKYWAY, SLEX, and NAIAX|
Saturday, October 21, 2017
|Petron Fueled and Lubed F4 Racecar|
Petron Corporation, home-grown makers of superior quality gasoline and engine oil, presented to the media its hosting to the 2nd leg of the Formula 4 South East Asia (F4SEA) Championship which will be held at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) this weekend of Oct. 21 and 22, 2017.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD City Skyline Face-Off, Oct. 10, 2017
Eduard “Landslide” Folayang vs Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Go Lokal! Concept Store at Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Building on 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City opens its doors to the public. It gives buyers the opportunity to check out latest local products of more than 200 Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSME). All of which undergo extensive product development assisted by the Design Center of the Philippines (DCP). Leading the team of designers and product specialists of the DCP is multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed industrial designer, Stanley Ruiz.
Monday, October 9, 2017
|Media and blogger friends await excitedly for the revelation of the "Globe Home-Fi App" and "No Lock-Up Plans" at The Globe Tower|
Are you dreaming of no lock-up wifi plans with break-neck speeds and a hefty amount of data?
Sunday, October 8, 2017
|The Hills Are Alive with the All New 2017 Honda Civic!|
By Monch "RoadMonchster" Henares
At First Glance
Oh My God! What a HOT behind! Those were the first words I uttered when I saw the 2017 Honda Civic that evening. Its glowing red-angled hips made my head do a 360 as it gracefully did a turn around me. My heart was beating so fast knowing that soon I would be behind its wheel for one exciting week.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Nokia 8’s entry into the Philippine market reflects Nokia’s vision of growing its smartphone business in the country, the fastest-growing smartphone market in the ASEAN. The Philippine launch comes on the heels of a successful global launch that demonstrates continued support for the brand.
Monday, October 2, 2017
September 29, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce that the long wait is over as the All-New Civic Type R has finally arrived here in the country. Customers can visit select Honda car dealerships to see the All-New Civic Type R starting 2nd week of October 2017.
Friday, September 29, 2017
September 22, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce that the first batch of diesel variants of the All-New CR-V has finally arrived on Philippine shores. Diesel variants of the All-New CR-V will be available for delivery starting September 2017.
DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, September 22, commended Globe Telecom for their invaluable contributions to the telecommunications industry and for improving the internet connectivity.
|(L-R) Riki Flores, Janina Vela, Pamela Swing, Abby Asistio, Kiana Valenciano, and Remi Cruz|
Brought to you by Branded, the co-producers of YouTube FanFest, along with their partner and co-producer Globe Live, “It’s a Girl Thing” is a world-class festival designed to inspire, educate, and empower teenage girls whilst celebrating the privilege of being a young woman.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Amid the wave of societal and institutional distrust observed across the globe, Filipinos run against the tide as their trust and confidence in the country’s key institutions increased, particularly the government. This is according to the fifth Philippine Trust Index (PTI), a nationwide survey that looks into Filipinos’ levels and drivers of trust in six key Philippine institutions – government, academe, businesses, NGOs, church and media.
August 29,2017. It's consistently been Globe Telecom's commitment to develop the country's telecommunications infrastructure to be world-class. Realizing the power of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in providing meaningful 21st century learning, Globe Telecom brings its Global Filipino School (GFS) program to Quezon City via Masambong High School (MHS). Guest speakers at the turn-over event at Masambong High School were QC Mayor Herbert Bautista and Congressman Vicente "BingBong" Crisologo.
“Good food, reasonable prices, and quality service,” these are what make up a successful restaurant according to Choi Garden Manila President Benito Gaw as his team opened up at new five-star Hotel Winford Hotel and Casino (WHC) last August 18, 2017. Being the newest Choi Garden restaurant after branches in Greenhills and Makati, the WHC outlet will be the biggest. Catering mostly to families looking to celebrate, Choi Garden Manila has a seating capacity of 300 on the second floor with eight private rooms, a presidential room with lavatory, as well as a ballroom on the fourth floor which can seat up to 700 guests in a Chinese Lauriat-style setting.
ASUS PH CONQUERS MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY ANEW WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE ALL-NEW DUAL-CAMERA, ZENFONE 4 SERIES
Manila, Philippines (August 19, 2017) – After months of being near tight-lipped, ASUS Philippines finally unveiled the long-awaited Zenfone 4 series into the local scene – in the most unique and vibrant manner yet: the rising of its very own city at SMX Convention Center, Pasay, dubbed the Zenfone 4 City.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce that the recently launched All-New CR-V (August 8, 2017) has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (NCAP). The All-New CR-V is the first model of Honda to be awarded by a 5-star safety rating under the new ASEAN NCAP Assessment 2017-2020 Protocol. The new assessment protocol urges carmakers to give the best safety practices in the region and has been in effect since January 1, 2017. The remarkable results show Honda’s commitment in ensuring safety for everyone sharing the road.
When a swarm of earthquakes hit Batangas in April 2017, it caused injuries to some residents and damage to some buildings.
Students of Batangas State University (BatSU), however, were able to teach their families to assume the duck, cover and hold position while the tremors were ongoing, and later led them to safe locations after the shaking stopped.
August 11, Manila - Globe Telecom commercially launched today the $250-million Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system which provides direct links between Davao and the United States for richer and enhanced international connectivity for businesses in Mindanao and the rest of the country.
Last Aug. 8, 2017, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, unveils the much-anticipated All-New CR-V, the first ever diesel model in Honda’s local lineup. As the growing demand of the Filipino market of an all-around comfortable SUV, the fifth generation All-New CR-V is designed with a new and efficient diesel engine complemented by a bold and sophisticated exterior styling that matches its premium and comfortable interior. All of these improvements of the All-New CR-V aim to provide our consumers exceptional driving performance and ride quality.
|35 Beauties by the poolside of New World Hotel Makati|
Photo courtesy of Miss World Philippines
Thirty-Five Beautiful Ladies make the list to one of the most coveted pageants in the country, the Miss World Philippines 2017.
The fifth edition of the US$1 million Resorts World Manila Masters will return to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 9 to 12, 2017 with a charity initiative to support families affected by an unfortunate incident that occurred in Resorts World Manila (RWM) last June 2.
OPPO Supports Sarah Geronimo’s “Finally Found Someone” Premiere and launches the OPPO F3 Sarah G Limited Edition Smartphone
OPPO Philippines gives its full support to the much anticipated big-screen comeback of Sarah Geronimo, who stars in this year’s biggest romantic-comedy, "Finally Found Someone". Pinoy fans are in for a roller-coaster-ride of emotions as Raffy (John Lloyd Cruz) and April (Sarah Geronimo) take us through their intertwining polar-opposite lives – living through a PR crisis with a cutthroat, career-driven over achiever, while the other end of the spectrum is an honest, sincere, and idealistic girl, who believes in the powers of the heart.
Manila, July 25, 2017: Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer and among the top ten globally, today launched a range of commercial vehicles in Philippines.Tata Motors is making headway in the Philippines market through a distribution agreement with local partners Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, Inc., an important business conglomerate engaged in the local distribution of motor vehicles. Through this partnership, Tata Motors will commence the supply of its commercial vehicle brands – the Tata Prima Range of Tractor Trailers and Tippers, the LPT range of Light, Medium and Heavy Trucks, SFC 407, and the Mini Trucks range of Ace and Super Ace.
The All-New Honda Civic Type R , the Nürburgring Track Record Holder, will soon be available in the Philippines
|Civic Type R in Rallye Red|
July 18, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s Automobile unit in the Philippines, invites customers to visit and see Honda’s exciting line up of vehicles at Honda’s display event at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium starting July 20 to 27, 2017.
Exclusive OPPO F3 in celebration of Sarah’s 3rd year anniversary with OPPO
Manila, Philippines (July 12, 2017) — In celebration of Sarah Geronimo’s third year as an endorser of the Top 2 smartphone brand OPPO, the brand officially announces the Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition F3 smartphone composed of a special packaging box and Sarah’s signature at the back of the phone.
Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 is one of the most anticipated animated films of the year, and is the latest installment following the adventures of champion race car Lightning McQueen. Customers who avail of Globe at Home's new GoBIG and GoFAST plans from Plan 1299 and up can get to see the film with two free tickets!
|The New Jazz|
July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New Jazz. Enhanced with additional features and sporty updates, the New Jazz aims to give customers the traditional fun driving experience as well as utmost utility and convenience expected from a Honda. Further, the New Jazz will now have a 1.5 RS Navi variant that will gratify customers looking for a more sporty hatchback.
July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, introduces the highly anticipated refreshed New Mobilio. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
|Globe Telecom's Albert De Larrazabal, Joe Caliro, and Popo Yambao announces the future of total entertainment during the media conference of The Rush at the Globe Auditorium in Bonifacio Global City on July 11, 2017.|
In its commitment to elevating its customers’ entertainment experience, leading mobile brand Globe Telecom officially announces its move to change the entertainment landscape through the launch of its extensive lineup of productions that customers can participate in, enjoy, immerse, and express themselves in.
By Monch "Road Monchster" Henares
Rainy days are here again. Don't you just hate it when it's bright and sunny outdoors and you spend two hundred pesos for a car wash, and as soon as you're 100 meters out in the street it drizzles. Just enough rain and road dust to mar your car's almost perfect shine. But last week, it was not only rain that fell from the heavens, but products from Auto-Gard USA that came in the mail for my review. I'm glad I discovered a quick and easy way to keep my car sparkling clean. Miraculously, it can be done in fifteen minutes
(Standing left to right) Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao, Honorio “The Rock” Banario and Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly. (Sitting left to right) Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, April Osenio and Joshua Pacio.
The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held an exclusive media day for Baguio City’s famed Team Lakay. The event took place at Vikings Venue at the SM Mall of Asia Bayside, Tuesday, 9 May.