Iligan City’s Alimyon Festival

ILIGAN CITY. A girl learns arranging flowers in the annual “Alimyon” festival which is a gathering of flower growers from Iligan City. Arranging flowers is both an art and skill to attract customers especially those who buy flowers as they visit tombs of their loved ones on All Souls’ Day. (Richel V. Umel photo)

Pedro Calungsod: Patron saint of the youth

I WAS in Cebu last Friday the 12th and the whole city was celebrating the countdown to the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. All churches had novenas and the atmosphere was as festive as our MassKara preparations. I tried to join in the bandwagon of the euphoria. In Plaza Colon, they had this beautiful structural […]

Lenovo opens store in Davao City

LEADING technology company, Lenovo, opened its first Lenovo Exclusive Store (LES) for smartphones and tablets in the Philippines at Gaisano Mall of Davao Friday. LES offers the company’s latest products, like its smartphones’ K series (i.e. K900 and K860), S series (i.e. S720 and S820), P series (i.e. P780 and P770), and A series (i.e. […]

Smart, Sun Cellular boost network in Mindanao

WIRELESS service leader Smart Communications (Smart) and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) recently completed a series of network synergies that will further enhance coverage and capacity to benefit subscribers of both Smart and Sun Cellular in southern Philippines. The completion of the milestone project places Mindanao at par with the rest of the country. Network […]

Baltao joins Gates, other world leaders in digital payments forum

G-XCHANGE Inc., the mobile commerce arm of Globe Telecom, recently participated in the Partnerships for Digital Financial Inclusion event at the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA. The company showcased its flagship product GCASH proving the importance of this globally-recognized service for financial inclusion. (READ MORE)

Sun Cellular, Opera team up

ONE of the country’s biggest mobile service providers, Sun Cellular and Opera, a Norwegian software company, have joined forces in a bid to provide Filipinos with unlimited access to the internet through their new prepaid promos. During the press launch at the French Baker, SM Lanang Premier on Thursday, Sun Cellular mobile internet manager Dexter […]

Manila Water, Ocean Park join forces to save metro rivers

MANILA Ocean Park joins the list of East Zone concessionaire Manila Water’s environmental partners in the latter’s “Toka-Toka” campaign aimed at reviving the heavily-polluted rivers in Metro Manila. Manila Water Corporate Strategic Affairs Group Director Ferdinand Dela Cruz said the company is very pleased to welcome Manila Ocean Park in the roster of its environmental

Jobstreet introduces new app for jobseekers

ONLINE job search engine Jobstreet.com has introduced an application that helps jobseekers find their “dream job” through their smartphones. Dubbed as Jobstreet.com Mobile App, this application offers a convenient way for the users to look for a job wherever they are. “What’s really good about the app is the convenience it gives in whatever place […]

Saving ‘taklobo’

MAYOR Grace Jardin of Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental is thinking of clams these days. As in giant clams. “They are the only giant clams in Macajalar Bay and we need to take care of them,” she declared. The giant clams are part of the reseeding effort done at Agutayan atoll in Jasaan. The University

Saving ‘taklobo’

MAYOR Grace Jardin of Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental is thinking of clams these days. As in giant clams. “They are the only giant clams in Macajalar Bay and we need to take care of them,” she declared. The giant clams are part of the reseeding effort done at Agutayan atoll in Jasaan. The University

San Pedro Calungsod chapel turns 1, holds fun run

THE chapel of San Pedro Calungsod at the South Road Properties in Cebu City will celebrate its first feast on Oct. 21. Part of the activities is the “Run for San Pedro Calungsod” at SM Seaside Complex, 4 a.m., on Sunday, Oct. 13. It will feature 3K, 5K and 10K categories. Read the rest of […]

Bosch opens hub in Davao City

LEADING multinational technology and services provider Bosch opened on Monday its first regional business hub in Mindanao, on Roxas Avenue in Davao City. “Our presence in Davao City enables us to effectively serve our customers across Mindanao, including the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, and Butuan,” Bosch country manager Joseph N. Hong said in […]