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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

JETT MATELA | Mister of the Philippines 2014

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 4:01 AM

JETT MATELA


23 years old 
Hobbies: basketball, going to the gym 
Talent: Singing Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
Occupation: Review Assistant at Mindsnest Review Center

Jett Matela, Davao’s representative to Mr. Philippines 2014, gears up for the upcoming pageant with optimism and confidence.
Many people say Jett is “the boy of every lady’s dream”. And he’s about to prove that right. With titles Mr. Nursing 2010 (Davao Medical School Foundation) and Mr. Davao for Misters of the Philippines 2014, he also forwards his advocacy, health and fairness in the nursing profession, as he is currently the in-house counsellor of top Davao Nursing Review Center, Mind’s Nest.  His previous outreach programs include sponsored mass circumcision (Operation Tuli) and medical missions in nearby provinces.
During his free time, he plays basketball, follows current events, and supports nursing- and health-related advocacies.
“I am truly grateful for the support my city has showed me, and the nearby cities. Indeed, the Davao Pride is too staunch to put out. My victory is also the city’s, and with so much inspiration, hence, I will make the best use of this representation”, shares Jett.

Good luck Jett! Davao is right behind you!
To support Jett Matela, Davao representative for Mr. Philippines 2014, kindly click this link: http://www.mistersofthephilippines.com/davao-city---jett-matela.html or text M9 and send to 8933.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Discover a Wonderful World at the Philippines' 1st Digital Lifestyle Expo

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 8:55 AM
Globe is inviting all netizens to see for yourself and spend a fun and exciting day full of surprise celebrities, fun booths, freebies, latest gadgets, apps at the first digital lifestyle expo happening on Saturday, August 23 at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall from 11am to 10pm hosted by the leading digital innovator Globe. 

The Wonderful World with Globe: Philippine Digital Lifestyle Expo will be featuring latest technology trends. 

The event is open to the public where they can take part and enjoy the fun booths, interactive activities and games, exciting prizes and freebies and surprise celebrity guests. 

All these and more are lined-up for the netizens in attendance as they embrace a wonderful digital lifestyle powered by Globe. 

If you have nothing to do on this particular day, head on to SM Megamall and celebrate a Wonderful World with Globe.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Globe Telecom is now PH's fastest internet service provider-Open Signal

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 8:27 AM
Wonderful news from Globe!

According to a site which crowdsources cell phone signal strength called OpenSignal (www.opensignal.com), Globe Telecom, provides the fastest internet service in the Philippines. 

Imagine, Globe comes out on top in terms of upload and download speeds.
Based on the download statistics from the Philippines in OpenSignal showed that Globe’s downlink speed in 10 selected cities in the country averaged 2.40 Mbps, much faster than competitions’ average downlink speed of 1.21 Mbps and 0.84 Mbps, respectively. 

These cities include Manila, Quezon, Caloocan, Davao, Cebu, General Santos, Taguig, Pasig, Antipolo and Zamboanga.


Latest screenshot of Opensignal (http://opensignal.com) as of August 6, 2014, 3pm.
Similarly, upload statistics from OpenSignal showed that Globe’s average uplink speed of 1.37 Mbps in those ten cities outperforms the average upload speed of the competitors, which are 0.98 Mbps and 0.42 Mbps, respectively.

"These findings reflect the superior network quality and performance that we aimed for through our modernization initiative. We will continue to optimize our already modernized network in line with our commitment of further advancing our network infrastructure to enable us to stay ahead of our customers’ growing demand for bandwidth," Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said in a statement. 

Globe is the first telecommunications company in the Philippines to achieve 100% 3G coverage, allowing more than 43 million customers to enjoy high-speed wireless internet on mobile devices. 

By the end of the third quarter, Globe expects to equip its network with an even faster and more advanced 4G infrastructure using the HSPA+ technology.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Globe drive for spam-free network gaining ground

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 10:32 AM
Hello Everyone!

I'd like to share some good news to fellow Globe users how Globe is working hard to become a wonderful, spam-free network.

Its campaign against text spam and scams as of April this year, Globe has been able to block  995 mobile numbers. This is 33% higher than the total mobile numbers blocked from the network for the whole of 2013.

“We would like to appeal to our customers to continue partnering with us in this endeavor by reporting mobile numbers used in sending annoying text spams through various Globe channels so that appropriate measures could be undertaken. As part of the company’s thrust to provide a wonderful customer experience, Globe will continue to pursue this campaign so that our network will not be used for illegal uactivities such as text spam and text scam,” Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said.

In June, Globe amplified its campaign against text spamming by providing a way for its subsribers to report the mobile numbers that send spam and scam messages.

Globe has made possible for customers to report text spams and text scams details alike
through a dedicated web page (www.globe.com.ph/stopspam), chat (www.chat.globe.com.ph), a Globe Contact Form (www.globe.com.ph/talk2Globenow), and @Talk2GLOBE on Twitter. To report a spammer/scammer, you may provide the number, the exact message, and time and the date the text was received.

Customers simply have to go to http://www.globe.com.ph/stopspam and provide all the details required. Numbers that are reported for the first time as the source of text spams are sent warnings.  If the same numbers are reported for the second time due to text spams, these are immediately blocked from the network.

Aside from deactivating mobile numbers used in sending text spams, Globe has been actively reporting spamming cases to the NTC.  Globe has asked assistance from the National Telecommunications Commission to impose sanctions against spammers through fines and penalties for sending unsolicited texts to Globe subscribers. 

Globe has put in place other channels by which customers may report spam or scam messages: Customers who receive irritating text spam and text scam messages may also report via the Globe website through Talk2Globe Chat (http://chat.globe.com.ph); send a message through Globe Contact Form (http://globe.com.ph/talk2Globenow) and by tweeting @Talk2GLOBE on Twitter. Subscribers can put in the number, the exact message, and the time and date the text spam was received.

Aside from the Globe channels, customers can also keep themselves from getting text spams through their own devices. iOS users may block unwanted numbers by opening the message, clicking the Contact button at the right hand corner, clicking the "i" next to the number they wish to block. They can then scroll down to the bottom of the page where they will see the option "Block this caller" and then click to confirm. For Android users, subscribers may block spam through their gadget's filtering settings: Go to Settings, press the Spam Message Settings, click "Add to Spam Numbers" and add spammers' numbers. They may also choose to actively block by inputting commonly used spam phrases and adding it to the "Add to Spam Phrases" list.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Globe pushes for paperless billing with Samsung Galaxy S5 promo

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 9:10 AM
Sign up for Globe paperless billing from July 10 to August 9, 2014 for chance to win a Samsumg S5! 

Sign up for Paperless billing from July 10 to August 9,2014 for a chance to win one of the three Samsung Galaxy S5 16gb! 

Experience convenience once enrolled to Paperless Billing: 
• View your bills online anytime, anywhere 
• Receive your bills sooner 
• Easily download and save your bills in your computer 
• Eliminate paper clutter as your bills will be sent via email and text 
• Know that your billing information is secure because your bill is password protected 
• Help the environment by saving trees and energy used for printing.

Your Globe billing is secured, your the only person that can open it. 

 “We want to give everyone a wonderful experience in the delivery of billing statements. With electronic billing, our customers can receive their bills faster, on time, and more conveniently and secure. At the same, we are giving them an opportunity to do their share for the environment,” said Chris Lipman, Senior Advisor, Globe Customer Experience Management. 

According to PayItGreen.org, a collaborative initiative between financial institutions, financial industry service providers, and businesses of all sizes, reducing paper usage “not only preserves forestland, but it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of resources from the manufacture, transportation and disposal of all those little slips of paper.” The promo is open to all Globe Postpaid, Tattoo Postpaid and Tattoo Home Broadband customers nationwide who are currently receiving hard copy of bills via courier. Customers may enroll through the following: 

 · *143# quick-service menu: Dial *143#, then select My Account > More > Enroll in Paperless Billing 
· Globe website: Visit www.globe.com.ph/gogreen and follow the on-screen instructions · MyAccount: Log in to MyAccount at accounts.globe.com.ph and click the link for enrolling in Paperless Billing. 
· For iOS and Android Phones: Download the GServices app for free and enroll in Paperless Billing using the app.

 All enrolment to Paperless Billing will be collected daily from the different channels and will be consolidated to identify valid raffle entries. The raffle draw will be done electronically using an online randomizer. Winners will be based on the account owner of the postpaid subscription. Draw schedule is on August 21, 2014, 4:00 PM. Winners will be notified by a call, SMS and registered mail from an authorized Globe Telecom representative. 

 Globe continues to integrate sustainability in its core operations in recognition of the impact of environmental and social issues concerns on both the local and global economy.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

ASUS Launches First ROG Experience Zone in Davao

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 7:45 PM

Manila, Philippines (1st August, 2014) —For many years, ASUS continues to innovate technology and now to put on a greater emphasis on PC Gaming, as a result, the Republic Of Gamers (ROG) was founded in 2006 to highlight the most innovative hardcore hardware for truly dedicated gamers. For the first time, end-users can experience the new ROG Gaming Laptops in ASUS Concept store located at Cyberzone SM Lanang.
5 years of ROG
The development of the ROG is based not just on the technology itself, but also on the needs and wants of its end-users. As the R&D engineers of ASUS consists of hardcore hardware fans, they are constantly thinking about how they can come up with the products that over clockers and PC gamers really need. They set out to design an ultimate motherboard for notebooks; one with features never before seen by the world.




The Gaming experience, redefined by ROG
As a hardware vendor that is in tune with the pulse of PC gamers needs and wants, ASUS is in sync with the industry. With the ASUS ROG brand, we take an active part in the global gaming community, helping develop the industry by sponsoring popular events such as QuakeCon, Dreamhack, BlizzCon and locally, Davao CyberExpo and Pinoy Gaming Festival. As a result of our dedication to the gaming industry, renowned game publisher Blizzard has selected ASUS as the official hardware sponsor for two consecutive years. ASUS is proud to be an integral part of the industry and community, and will continue to provide the latest hardware to enhance the gaming experience.
The New ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G550JK Gaming Notebook now available in the Philippines
The new G550JK is ROG’s latest 15.6 inch gaming notebook, featuring a slim, aluminum design and ROG-gamer looks. Featuring a brilliant Full HD IPS display, with wide 178-degree viewing angles and anti-glare coating for comfort during long gaming sessions, while ASUS’ Color Gamut Management gives accurate and lifelike colors, so it’s great for professional or prosumer applications too.
Maximize your gaming experience
Equipped with Intel® 4th-gen Core™ i7 processors NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX800 Series with TurboMaster Technology with a built-in GPU software that lets you tweak the GPU and gives you long-term stable 5% overclocking experience. Sound is provided by ASUS SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower® – a Bang & Olufsen technology – the external SonicMaster subwoofer and ROG AudioWizard software. Together the trio gives a great aural experience that mixes booming bass with tuned speakers inside the G550JK.


Mobility meets performance
Like a hybrid car seamlessly transitions from gas to electric, NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically optimizes your computing experience to give you longer battery life and amazing visuals without having to manually change settings. It is also equipped with the GeForce GTX graphics exclusive TXAA, antialiasing technology brings movie quality to games with higher in-game detail for extra-sharp image quality.
Styled to win
The sleek and muscular low-profile aluminum lines of G550JK are enhanced by the signature ROG color scheme of matte black with fine red diamond-cut detailing. The subtle illuminated ROG logo on the lid adds a touch of exclusivity and makes sure opponents know exactly what they’re up against. Just as cool is the red backlight on the seamless one-piece chiclet keyboard, making it easy on the eyes when gaming in darkened environments. Portability is maximized with just 27mm at the thickest point. With bundle gifts which include gaming mouse, backpack and external subwoofer, the G550JK can go anywhere, and win everywhere.





Specifications
Model Name
G550JK-CN322H
Processors
Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor
Chipset
Mobile Intel® HM86 Chipset
Operating System
WIN8.1/WIN8.1 Professional
Memory
DDR3 1600 MHz up to 16GB
Display
15.6” AG FHD LED backlight (1920 x 1080)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M with 4GB DDR5 VRAM
Storage
2.5” SATA 750GB (7200 rpm)
Optical Drive
DVD Super-Multi / Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray writer
Camera
Built-in HD camera and array mic
Dimension and Weight
38.3(W) x 25.5(D) x 2.77 (H) cm, 2.5 Kg (for 4-cell Battery)
Bundle Gifts
·         Gaming Mouse
·         External Subwoofer
·         Gaming Backpack

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The New ASUS G550JK is available for 69,995 at our authorized resellers (Columbia, Davao Future Bright, Digital Interface and Blinque) on first week of August.

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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.






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