Why are geeks going to Palawan?

'Geeks on a Beach' 5 on Aug. 24-25
"We have something cool to reveal to you today. The most laid back tech Startup conference in the world will take place in the most beautiful island in the world," says Tina Amper in an email blast to her list from the previous Geeks on a Beach in Panglao, Bohol.

This time, she announced, GOAB 5 will happen in Palawan this August 24-25, 2017.

No fine details yet.

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87 entries join GMEA Visayas 2016 shortlist


Globe Media Excellence Awards updates
Globe Telecom has announced the roster of shortlisted entries for the 2016 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in Visayas - Eighty-seven (87) entries from 789 entries submitted by print, online and broadcast journalists, columnists, bloggers, and social media influencers from Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo.
Reporter of the Year for Print

Joey Gabieta for “Kenneth's battlecry: Tindog, Tacloban” (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Nestor Burgos Jr.

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When 500 geeks meet in Boracay, they …

Party, do selfies, map the Philippine Startup future
What happens when nearly 500 geeks meet in Boracay? A lot!

Expect the tech reporters, columnists, and bloggers to have submitted for publication or posted already their take of the Geeks on a Beach conference last August 20 and 21, 2015 in Boracay. The social media-savvy participants already posted thousands of photos in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

We were there with the PRworks team, being part of TechTalks.ph headed by Ms.

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Drawing up startup, e-commerce roadmaps

3 strategic Philippine developments
"THREE developments are unfolding in the e-commerce and start-up fronts in the Philippines," I wrote in my column in Sun.Star Cebu last July 6, 2015.

While the column briefly outlined my comments on these developments, I decided to post here copies of the pertinent documents for you to browse and analyze. Then I really urge you to post your comments and articulate your thoughts below.

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Naga, power firm promote love for books

SPC Power Corp. sponsors public library, computer lab
The enchanted faces of some 30 Naga City public elementary kids after more than an hour of story-telling charmed both Mayor Valdemar Chiong and SPC Power Corp. President and CEO Dennis Villareal.

The story-telling session attracted the attention of guests after the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the city’s public library and computer laboratory at the seaside St.

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Celebs visit Yolanda-hit areas in 2014

Lucy Torres guides Gabriel Macht around Ormoc
The year 2014 saw at least five international celebrities visiting areas like Tacloban and Ormoc cities in Leyte island in the Philippines.

Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber and British soccer superstar David Beckham visited Tacloban. They talked with people in evacuation centers. Justin sang and played basketball with the kids.

[caption id="attachment_5362" align="alignleft" width="215"] Evanna Lynch in Tacloban, Leyte.[/caption]

Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in “Harry Potter” and author Mitch Albom also came to Tacloban.

PRworks Inc.

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AirAsia gifts 30 Cebu, Davao street kids

Uplifting Lives as Christmas nears
AirAsia Philippines has marked the return of the Cebu-Davao and Cebu-Cagayan de Oro by gifting 30 street children in Cebu and Davao cities with the experience of being among the passengers of the inaugural flights last December 12, 2014.

“Children always dream of flying on an airplane. This Christmas we are making this dream come true by giving them the chance to join AirAsia Phils maiden flights to Davao and CDO,” said Atty.

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