Globe’s Libreng Tawag in CDO & Iligan

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Mediamen, bloggers among Sendong victims

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TWENTY-FIVE media practitioners and bloggers in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities were among the victims of flash floods wrought by Typhoon ‘Sendong’ over the weekend.

Two of them, unfortunately, lost their lives as the violent flood swept their homes in Iligan. They were Michel Kundiman of dxRJ and Leonisid Alsonado of dxIC-RMN.

The media people affected by the tropical storm are:

Reuters correspondent Cong Corrales;
Associated Press photojournalist Erwin Mascariñas;
Phil. Star correspondent Jigger J.

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GT Experience Video Contest for Pinoy Bloggers


GT Cosmetics Manufacturing is inviting Philippine bloggers especially those based in the Visayas and Mindanao to document their GT (Gandang Tunay or Gwapong Tunay) Experience with the use of GT Cosmetics products in 2-3 minute video clips and win exciting prizes in the process.

All participating bloggers will get attractive packages of GT Cosmetics Products. But the blogger producing the best video and the most popular video will get P2,500 cash each!

You can use the samples we distributed during the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 and the Best Cebu Blogs Awards Night.

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Services sector to benefit from telco interconnection in Quezon Province

The services sector in Quezon is expected to benefit from the successful activation of local network interconnection between Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) with more efficient and affordable telecommunication services.

After five years of negotiation, the two major telecom players have finally completed their network link-up in the province, following the order of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba to fast track implementation of local interconnection services between Globe and PLDT to better serve customers.

With the completion of interconnection services between the two operators, residents and enterprises in Lucena, Candelaria, Gen.

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Jesuit-led group taps Globe for quick disaster response

With numerous typhoons hitting the country every year, quick and efficient response before, during and after emergency situations becomes a necessity.  In view of this, Globe Telecom has decided to partner with Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), a Church-based, Jesuit-led organization, in tapping the power of mobile phones and the internet to reach out to Filipinos affected by disasters.

Through SLB’s E-Ugnay Disaster Management System, both Globe and SLB are able to take advantage of the next-level convergence of mobile and internet capabilities in consolidating information from all over the country, thereby, allowing on-ground personnel to act immediately whenever calamities

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Nokia Music Connection winner launches digital album

Chiro, the grand winner of Nokia Music Connection, the musical competition spearheaded by the world’s number 1 mobile phone brand,  is all geared for stardom with the launch of its first-ever digital album.

After winning in the competition, Chiro, the four-piece acoustic band from Pampanga, signed-up with Star Records through its sub-label Nugen, becoming the first band under the label to release a digital album.  Their self-titled  album includes such songs as “Batang-bata Ka Pa”, “Iyak Na”, “Pahiwatig”, “Alaala,” and “Handog”.

To get a copy of the “CHIRO” album, log on to

Photo shows the members of Chiro

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Vis-Min seafarers urged to join 1st Int’l confab

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SEAFARING individuals and their families based in the Visayas and Mindanao are enjoined to take part in the 1st International Seafarers Family Convention (ISFC) and Exhibition on August 4 and 5 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

“To help them strengthen their ties with their families and deal with the problems related to their maritime careers, we are inviting our seafaring brothers and sisters in the Visayas and Mindanao to participate in this first-ever international conference along with their families and relatives,” said Marissa F.

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Introducing our GT Cosmetics online image models

Maricris Hetutua, a volunteer nurse and a beach lover. Certified GT Cosmetics user.  Tatak Gandang Tunay.

Edzel Peggy, a freshman HRM student at the South Western University and soon to be a beauty queen. Certified GT Cosmetics user.  Tatak Gandang Tunay.

Nicole Dionela, pure Filipina and a true-blue Cebuana and a sophomore student of Marketing in USC. Certified GT Cosmetics user. Tatak Gandang Tunay.

Alyssa Neri, a graduating Nursing student at University of Cebu and very much active when it comes to school activities. Certified GT Cosmetics user.

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Nutrition Advocacy by Cebu bloggers

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CEBU-based bloggers have shown nutrition consciousness by helping spread the word about nutrition and breastfeeding as the Philippines celebrate National Nutrition Month 2011.

Cebu MD, a blog for Cebu physicians, wrote:

"... Unfortunately, some mothers make many excuses and others even give artificial drinks before 4 months. When I was still a medical technologist, I even saw an infant being given coffee.

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