GOAB4 is coming: Int’l tech & startup conference set in Panglao on August 2016

The “Geeks on a Beach” (GOAB) international tech and startup conference, which has greatly contributed in empowering Philippine startups, will return for the fourth year in the scenic island of Panglao in Bohol this August 25-26, 2016.

This was announced by TechTalks.ph and the new Department of Information and Communications Technology (formerly DOST-ICTO) which co-organizes the event since 2013 as well as the MVP companies — PLDT SME Nation, Ideaspace, SmartDevNet, PLDT Innolab, Smart Communications — which are co-presenting the event this year.

The 4th GOAB, a unique confab featuring the cutting-edge of the tech world in a laid-back atmosphere

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Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016

The Balay Mindanaw Foundation launched the Balay Mindanaw Awards in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The Awards seeks to recognize and acknowledge outstanding initiatives of their partner barangays. These initiatives created a positive impact on each of these communities.

Ultimately, the foundation ensures that it lives by its mission, “Helping Build Empowered Sustainable Communities.

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Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016: Special Award for Kalinaw Category

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Special Kalinaw was awarded to Barangay Diatagon last May 27 during the Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016.

Barangay Diatagon of Lianga, Surigao del Sur received the Special Award for the community’s long standing standing struggle in addressing armed conflict in the province.

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Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016: Most Outstanding Barangay for Kalig-on Category

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Barangay Tawagan was awarded as Most Outstanding Barangay for Kalig-on  last May 27 during the Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016.

The Kalig-on Award was given to the barangay that has developed and institutionalized resiliency and preparedness in facing disasters.

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Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016: Most Outstanding Barangay for Kalambuan Category

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Barangay Lawaan was awarded as Most Outstanding Barangay for Kalambuan last May 27 during the Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016.

The Kalambuan Award was given to the barangay that showed outstanding initiatives in addressing poverty towards sustainability and viability.

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Choose from 23 cars this mad weekend!

23 different brands you can own March 11-13
CEBU CITY, Philippines - The BPI Family Auto Madness has returned to Cebu at the Activity Center, Ayala Center Cebu. Choose from 23 different models displayed by the different brands.

The three-day event is designed to make owning a car more affordable and convenient for Filipino families by providing instant advice and access to financing.

“We want to bring the car experience closer than ever to the Filipino family,” says Jan Montifalcon, BPI Family Savings Bank’s Auto Loan Brand Manager.

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10 scenes of #Sinulog2016. Pit Senyor!

#MyFirstSinulog
Hi! Sharing with you the #Sinulog2016 experience with the following selection of 10 photos. Share with us too your photos in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using hashtags #MyFirstSinulog and #WelcometoSinulog.
What is Pit Senyor?
1. Holy Procession
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="719"] A throng of devotees join the foot procession of Señor Santo Nino in Cebu City on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Local authorities said around 2 million people have joined the religious event to celebrate the Feast of the Child Jesus. (Sammy Navaja/CBCPNews)[/caption]
2. At the Basilica

Catholoc faithful singing the Gozos.

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Hawok. The tradition of kissing Sto. Niño.

Our Sinulog vow and advocacy
Devotees at the linya sa hawok (line for the kiss) grow exponentially to several thousands as the feast of Señor Sto. Niño in Cebu City draws nearer. They line up for that precious moment traditionally called hawok (kiss).

They kiss, touch and wipe with a handkerchief the glass case protecting the image of Señor Sto. Niño believed to be miraculous.

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Mindanao leg of media awards set Dec. 3

Nominees from 4 urban centers bared
The Awards Night of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) Mindanao has been reset to December 3, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center even as a total of 58 entries were shortlisted for various categories of the most anticipated premier award-giving body that recognizes excellence in journalism in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The Awards  Night for the Visayas leg transpired last September 24, 2015 at the Cebu Grand Convention Center.

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