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Smart 'Doon Po Sa Amin' winners announced

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) presented the best local stories from among the entries submitted to the 7th Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA) competition, the biggest and longest-running online local content activity that encourages Filipinos to join the digital conversation about the nation.  

The awarding ceremony was held in Raffles Hotel in Makati to coincide with the 11th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards, another grand annual event of the telco which recognizes student teams with the best technology innovations.
DPSA is an annual search for the best hometown stories that showcases the best of history, traditions, festivals and activities, places to visit, notable people, unique plants and animals, special delicacies, and local products. This year’s local stories are presented through a music video, documentary, and animation.  These are all mapped online via the DPSA website.

As a crowd-sourcing activity, DPSA is able to engage Filipinos to participate in the digital conversation to …

Cebu Pacific flies 16.9M passengers in 2014

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), flew 16.9 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 17.5% from 14.4 million passengers flown in 2013. On average, CEB flights were 84% full during the year. CEB achieved notable passenger growth in both domestic and several international markets, with increased presence in the Middle East and Japan, and entry into Australia.


The Cebu Pacific Air group increased flights to domestic markets, as its newly acquired subsidiary, Tigerair Philippines, launched eight domestic routes from its hubs in Manila and Cebu to Butuan, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Roxas, and Tagbilaran.
In 2014, the airline launched direct non-stop flights from Manila to Kuwait, Riyadh, and Dammam. CEB also launched a five times weekly service from Manila to Sydney. These are additional routes to its existing long haul service from Manila to Dubai.
CEB expanded its operations in Japan with the launch of daily services from Manila to Tokyo and a four times weekly service to Nagoya…

5 tips for taking selfies

Taking selfies is fun. For those who have yet to master the perfect way to take selfies, here are five easy tips to take selfies using your new ABS-CBNmobile phone kit with O+ USA 360 Extreme smartphone:
Smile like Piolo Pascual and give that Mister Pogi selfie! Show off your pearly whites and charm everyone with your eyes. With O+ 360 Extreme’s 13 megapixels rear camera, you can capture that perfect signature Piolo Pascual smile. Do the “Sige Lang Ng Sige” tactic and shoot multiple selfies to capture that perfect angle. With the O+ 360 touch technology, each selfie snap is easier. Using the 360 icon at the back of the phone, it’s so easy to take photos! Just hold to snap and catch that picture-perfect angle. Do the “Peace Tayo” and do away with the camera timer. With O+ 360 Extreme, you can just do a peace sign and click! Wacky selfie in an instant! For that “Fresh Eyes” look, close your eyes… open them and hold to snap! You’ll be surprised at how fresh you look in the photo. Do the “Snap…

Don’t pawn cash cards, PP beneficiaries told

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas (DSWD-6) warned all beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program not to pawn their cash cards as guarantee for their loans, collaterals and other lending transactions.
This after the Grievance Redness System (GRS) of the Pantawid Pamilya program in the region received reports that beneficiaries pawned their cash cards and used their Pantawid documents as loan collateral.


Only last week, 67 Pantawid grantees who came from villages of Barangay 1, Banago, Bata and Mandalagan, all in Bacolod City were caught pawning their cash cards to a female lender, who later surrendered those cards to the Bacolod City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) after several mediations made by the Punong Barangay of Brgy. Banago.
DSWD-6’s Pantawid Pamilya Project Coordinator Jonathan Anteza emphasized that the misbehavior is a clear violation of one of the conditions set by the program under the Pantawid Pamilya National Adviso…