5 changes to media in Duterte’s Philippines

Impact on PR and marketing
Before the controversial Donald Trump turned the American elections on its head, there was Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. With Davao City as his model, the erstwhile mayor from the south rose to overwhelm his Manila-based rivals and became the country's 16th president.
1. Chat for real time coordination
A lot of factors played in Duterte's successful presidential run. But there's one thing that gave the Duterte media campaign an edge in the fast-paced race.

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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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Googlers to speak in GDG Cebu Code Camp

Cebu chosen Southeast Asia destination
Welcome to the Queen City of the South, where developers learning various Google technologies will converge for Google Developers Group (GDG) Cebu's biggest event yet! GDG Cebu Code Camp will be on February 25, 2017 at IEC Convention Center Cebu, Cebu City from 8AM to 6PM.

Cebu Code Camp will focus on essential technical topics for developers, along with updates on the current development trends.

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Platinum rings express your love story

“Each wedding ring is a work of love”
This love, says Odysseus Suarez Wedding Rings owner and manager Odysseus Suarez, can be seen in the making of the expert metal craftsman and jeweler’s latest line of personalized platinum rings.

This begins with a bar or rod of platinum getting rolled, pressed, and laminated through a rolling mill machine until it is trimmed into the right dimensions.

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Cebu taxi-hailing app out to outflank giants

MiCab confident of Filipino support
With foreign-owned taxi hailing apps relying on add-on fees to make money, the Filipino-owned MiCab pivots towards LED advertisements to keep the fares low for commuters with an add-on of only 10 pesos or $0.22.

That P10 charge will go to the taxi driver, not to MiCab nor even the taxi operator, said MiCab founders Eddie Ybañez, Eric Cuenco, and Kenneth Baylosis even as they bared strategies to beat their bigger budgeted competitors soon.

While the local startup laid low for several months, foreign-owned competitors entered the Philippine market and carved large chunks of the

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Learn Basic Marketing for Startups

Handy guide for the entrepreneur
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If you are in the early stages of developing a startup company, you are probably experiencing the same problems facing majority of startups: where do you get more customers?

Don't worry. There is no need to panic. In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about how to promote, market, and attract new customers for your startup.

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Cosmetics firm owner gets entrep award

PRworks proud of client's growth beyond Cebu, PH
Recognition by peers in the vibrant business community in Cebu, the second biggest urban center in the Philippines, is a moment of pride for GT Cosmetics founder and Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Leonora B. Salvane.

She received this year’s Grand Chamber Countryside Entrepreneur of the Year from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) during plush ceremonies at the Radisson Blu Hotel last June 30 2015.
(What is the meaning of GT?)


[caption id="attachment_5692" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Congratulations Engr. Leonora Salvane, Countryside Entrepreneur of the Year! The photo shows Engr.

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AirAsia confirms flight QZ8501missing

162 people on board -- 155 passengers, 2 pilots, 5 cabin crew
AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

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