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Friday, January 15, 2016

4 Steps to Setting Up a Secure, Collaborative File Storage System

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Small businesses often operate in lean teams, with each staff member behaving as a “jack of all trades.” This attitude can be useful for acquiring customers and putting in the extra effort SMBs sometimes need, but it doesn’t work for data management and security. Cyberattacks are not only a risk to large companies like Target or Sony, but are a costly danger to small businesses as well. According to a report by the National Small Business Association, 50 percent of small businesses experienced a cyberattack in 2014, costing an average of more than $20,750.

Storing, managing and protecting sensitive company and customer data is a cumbersome process that can become even more daunting with an expanding team. With tight budgets and an often non-existent IT department, implementing a strong system becomes even more challenging. Small businesses need a storage solution that is secure, offers cloud access with local back-up abilities and is scalable (that is, robust enough to meet their current needs, but also able to grow and adapt to future demands). Here are four steps a small business should take to set up and maintain a strong, fast and adaptable file management system:

1. Identify needs and create a plan. Work with your key decision makers to determine what kind of file access and management the business needs. Does your sales team need access to documents outside of the office, or does your customer service team need to be able to review complete customer records at any given time? Identify who in the organization needs access to which data, and develop a written plan. The file management plan should include who will manage the content and be responsible for data backups and who has access to the most sensitive information. The plan will also help determine what storage hardware solutions best fit your needs.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Animal Planet Starts the Year with a New Lineup for Animal Lovers


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Animal Planet starts the year with shows that can help pet owners and animal lovers in their goal to make 2016 an even better year for their wonderful creatures.

Follow veterinarian Dee Thornell as she treats everything from sled dogs to alpacas to reindeer. She pilots planes, operates four-wheelers and sometimes drives a horse and buggy to reach her patients. 

Dr. Dee and her staff handle extreme cases and even more extreme clients unique to the Alaskan frontier. And whether it is a family with a pet bear or a gold miner with a pet rat, no client is off limits at Dr. Dee’s Animal House! The new episodes of Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet premieres January 18, airing Mondays at 9PM.

Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy is back, training cats and their owners. Jackson has seen it all, from spastic cats that break up relationships, to violent felines that put their owners in the hospital. Follow Jackson as he brings his unique understanding of cats to families on the verge of giving up on them on My Cat from Hell, premieres January 27, airing Wednesdays, 10 PM.

Geology Summit 2016: Shaping Your Minds This February


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Raise the environmental awareness around you!

With only less than a month to go, the UP Geology Majors' Society brings you its fourth Geology Summit at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, UP Diliman.

See you there!


Aquino Vetoes Proposed Across-the-Board Increase in SSS Pensions


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Quoting the President’s veto message, Coloma said, ‘the President said “…the P2,000 across-the-board pension increase with a corresponding adjustment of the minimum monthly pension will result in substantial negative income for the SSS. More specifically, the proposed pension increase of P2,000.00 per retiree, multiplied by the present number of more than two million pensioners, will result in a total payout of P56 billion annually. Compared against annual investment income of P30 billion – P40 billion, such total payment for pensioners will yield a deficit of P16 billion – P26 billion annually…’” This is really simple mathematics.

On the other hand, some are saying that the SSS pension increase bill would have forced SSS to work at an acceptable standard, else face bankruptcy in 2029. So does this mean SSS would not exert extra effort to prevent itself from going bankrupt?

He would rather provide for the PDAF allocation of senators & congressmen and the president's own PDAF rather than help more than 2 million SSS pensioners! He would rather continue with the biggest criminal syndicate in the country - Congress - rather than help the SSS pensioners many of whom could no longer cope up with the current cost of living!

He is just proving that he and his economic managers have no brains and can not think of any plan/solution to ensure that SSS will not go bankrupt if the proposed additional pension of P2,000 for all SSS pensioners is implemented! 

If the investment income could not finance the implications of a 2,000-peso across the board increase in pensions, then fire your investment managers who couldn't manage the fund well enough to address the pension gaps. And yes, confiscate the fat bonuses for the executives.

Shame on all of them!

How Storage Designed for Surveillance Improves the Entire System

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When the first event music, “Video Killed the Radio Star” premiered on MTV in 1981, it started a video revolution. A lot has changed since then, but video’s relevance in our culture, has increased, and our lives and security have come to depend on it. Market research firm IHS estimates that one surveillance camera has been installed for every eight people (about 40M) in the U.S. alone. Stats from 2014 certainly back that up – according to the IHS Video Surveillance Intelligence Service Market Insight report from August 2015, the U.S. was ranked as the second largest market for video surveillance equipment, worth $2.8 billion dollars.

With our obsession over video and corresponding camera capabilities such as HD and 4K, it’s easy to miss an equally crucial component that can make or break the effectiveness of an entire surveillance system: storage. Unfortunately, many surveillance professionals are using the wrong drive. Rather than being designed for continuous capture of HD or FHD video from multiple cameras, a drive that is not optimized for surveillance systems can drop frames, or even consume more power, generating more heat to create a major reliability issue. This could drastically reduce the life of a drive, adversely affecting the read and write operations in a surveillance system. These solution may cost the customer less upfront, but eventually could affect your business when performance, reliability and even your reputation.

The right surveillance storage solution offer high performance, efficiency and capacity that has been tested in harsh surveillance environments. But how to tell the difference?


Race Cars and Automobile Tales on DMAX this January


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This month, watch out as DMAX take you on the ride of your lives with their latest shows on cars and racing!

In Idris Elba: No Limits, witness how Idris Elba is obsessed by speed. Since boyhood he’s wanted to immerse himself in the world of fast machines. This series pushes that ambition - and Idris - to the limit. Idris will take on motorsport professionals at the top of their game. He’ll try his hand at rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics – and even attempt to break a Land Speed Record which has stood firm since 1927. Helping him along the way will be racing legends Jimmy McRae and Ari Vatanan, and modern day sporting stars Antron Brown and Ed Cyster.

He’ll fully immerse himself in the dramatically-different worlds of these four different motorsports. It's his challenge not only to master the skills needed to drive and fly his machines, but also to adapt and understand the engineering behind them. Catch the all-new series, Idris Elba: No Limits this January, airing every Wednesdays at 8:10 PM.


Tune in to the new season of AmeriCarna, a car culture television show hosted by Ray Evernham with guidance from his friend and mentor, Rick Hendrick. They’ll rely on their vast experience as car guys to take viewers back in time and introduce them to a period of history when the automobile heavily influenced American culture. They’ll tell behind-the-scenes stories of lost race cars, barn finds, speed secrets, Hollywood films, historical racetracks and other unique places. Along the way, we’ll meet the cars and characters that have helped shape and preserve this history. AmeriCarna airs every Friday this January at 9 PM.

NTC Sets Minimum Broadband Speed at 256 kbps: The Right Path to the Modern Age .. One Step Back at a Time!


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"The National Telecommunications Commission sets the minimum broadband speed at 256 kbps at least 80% of the time, or 24 days in a month, and orders internet service providers (ISPs) to reveal their average data rates per location. But subscribers say 256 kbps is a throwback to dial-up in the 90s."

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of the Philippines plans to set the minimum speed for those advertised as mobile broadband at 256 kbps. NTC Director Edgardo Cabarios said that "Under the new circular, we will monitor ISPs if they are providing broadband services with at least 256 kbps; if not, they will be penalized."

I highly doubt that the telecom companies will be forced to step up their game with the government's implementation of these so called stricter rules on the sale of broadband services in the Philippines. You have to take note that the 256 kbps mentioned here is 256 kiloBITS per second, 256 kbps as minimum is actually 256/8 which actually means only 32 KB/s.

Good job, NTC. That is the right path to the modern age. One step back at a time! No kidding, NTC....what do you think we are? Oblivious fools?

The crazier part is they had to include a line that says "at least 80% of the time." Who the hell are these guys working at NTC. I believe my children can do better than these stupid idiots.

Lakbay2Love: Kilig Moments and Hugot Lines Amidst Biking and Nature Loving


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Your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas was recently invited to attend a special block screeing of Lakbay2Love, a romantic coming-of-age movie from Erasto Films. The movie will be publicly show nationwide on February 3 and will have a red-carpet premiere at UP Diliman on January 29.

The movie is directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil who we also had the opportunity to chat with since I was the very first blogger who arrived at the event. Watch out for our video interview of her soon at our YouTube channel. She led the special block screening held at Robinson's Galleria Cinema 10 on January 13, 2016 for the members of the media, the biking community and other friends and families.

Lakbay2Love, aside from the love triangle among Dennis Trillo, Solen Heusaff and Kit Thompson, more than subtly promotes biking and love for nature as a way to promote a better way of living.

Better means healthier, cleaner and lovelier since the use of bicycles, may it be mountain or foldable bikes, metal or bamboo made, vintage or high-tech or whatever kind or design, and the drive against illegal logging, climate change, and other environmental preservation campaigns contribute to a world with less pollution and risk of disasters.

We all know that if more people started using bikes, it would lessen the damage to our world brought about by pollution coming out from motor vehicles. It would also promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone as the much needed exercise from biking would be highly beneficial. I've been biking ever since I was a child and it is surely uplifting for both health and spirit.


Lakbay2Love Teaser Trailer

Meanwhile, the preservation of our forests would reduce flooding so we can avoid disasters like Ondoy and Yolanda that devastated a lot of our countrymen including us. I will never forget the days we were stranded on the 2nd floor of a neighbors house because of Ondoy, and how our first floor containing all of our priced possessions went under water and forever damaged both our property and spirit.



Lakbay2Love Full Trailer

Trees also clean the air we breath, "Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people. Trees help reduce surface water runoff from storms, thus decreasing soil erosion and the accumulation of sediments in streams. They increase ground water recharge and reduce the number of potentially harmful chemicals transported to our streams."

Should Bloggers Fight Discrimination? Do They Deserve Equal Treatment as Legit Media Practitioners?


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The statement below is highly controversial....but there is truth in it. Many would not dare to even utter a word referring to these issues because they do not want to irk the guilty parties. They are afraid to get blacklisted or banned from the list. Some would even resort to the undignified and obsequious debasement or ingratiation of oneself to another in the hope of currying favor.

The worst is that this malpractice has apparently been going on for years already, and that many has accepted the fact that it is already an undesirable culture that will forever exist in all sectors of society.

"I was surprised to learn that there are still some people who discriminate bloggers. The worst are those who ignore and do not have the decency to be sincere. I've witnessed so many blatant rigging of raffle draws during events in favor of their selected friends from trad media. 
The sad news is that the big names from top media outfits are somehow involved. Don't you find it questionable when the grand raffle prizes were won by the top media men from the top media outfits? 
Mind you, these are just the minor anomalies that are happening. The worst are when the organizers would even lie and make up crazy and unbelievable stories when you confront them with the abnormalities. They would easily just bribe you with everything possible just to cover up the irregularities. 
One of these days, I would look back at these moments and laugh at them because online media is the future, and the rest will soon be in a museum. They will resent the day they looked down on bloggers."

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sophos Predicts Top Cyber Security Trends for 2016


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In the ever changing and increasingly complex landscape of cyber security, Sophos experts offer their top predictions for 2016.

  1. Android threats will become more than just headline-grabbers
In 2016, an increase in Android exploits becoming weaponised can be expected (as opposed to bugs like Stagefright which was heavily reported in 2015 but was never fully exploited). There are significant vulnerabilities on the Android platform, which can take months to patch. Although Google claims that nobody has actually exploited these vulnerabilities to date, it will ultimately be an invitation that is too tempting for hackers to ignore.

SophosLabs has already seen samples that go to extreme lengths to avoid App Store detection and filtering—giving Apps a better chance of surviving on App stores. For example, some hackers will design an App that loads harmless games if it thinks it is being tested, but then loads the malicious payload when it detects it is ‘safe’ to do so. And more recently, mobile users using third-party app markets were tricked into granting malicious apps from the adware family Shedun with control over the Android Accessibility Service. Once they have handed over control, the app has the ability to display popups that install highly intrusive adware, even if a user has rejected the invitation to install it. Because the apps root the device and embed themselves into the system partition, they cannot be easily uninstalled.

Android malware can be complicated and consumers cannot necessarily trust the App Store to detect these vulnerabilities in every instance.

One: Clash of Heroes Presented by Tune Talk Headed for Kuala Lumpur on 29 January


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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE) together with Tune Talk, will launch the second event of 2016 in style as the promotion heads back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29 January for ONE: CLASH OF HEROES. In the main event featuring a Malaysia Warrior Bout, hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting squares off with one of the Philippines’ finest in Eric “The Natural” Kelly.

CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated, “2016 is going to be such a phenomenal year for mixed martial arts in Asia and we’re doing our best to put together the most exciting fights for fans all across the world. Ev Ting has really proven that homegrown Malaysian mixed martial artists can go toe-to-toe with the best in the world and will now face his sternest test against one of the best fighters in his division in Eric Kelly.”

Tickets for ONE: CLASH OF HEROES are available at www.AirAsiaRedTix.com.

26-year-old Ev “E.T.” Ting is one of Malaysia’s most promising young talents. His exceptional 10-3 record has come against solid opposition. Fresh off a Guillotine Choke submission victory in his last bout, Ting is known to be a ferocious striker with a well-rounded ground game making him a complete fighter. Ting will look to play off the energy of his hometown crowd when he takes on the Philippines’ Eric Kelly.

Eric “The Natural” Kelly of Baguio City, Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most talented fighters to come out of the country. With just one defeat on his professional record, Kelly has decimated opponents inside the cage with his ability to secure fight-ending finishes. Of his twelve victories, nine have come by submission. Kelly has long been due for a title shot but will have to get past Malaysia’s Ev Ting first to continue in his quest for ONE Championship gold.

Periscope Broadcasts: Live on Twitter


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Twitter and Periscope today show users what is going on in the world, right now — whether that’s outside the window or across the globe. Since Periscope launched last year, people have created over 100 million live broadcasts. Today, Twitter is making it easier to see what is happening by bringing Periscope broadcasts — both live and replays — directly into Tweets.

Starting with the iOS app, Periscope broadcasts in Twitter timelines offer a new way to experience the world, giving Periscope broadcasters a window to a massive new audience.

Since launch, there have been over 100 million broadcasts created on Periscope. Whenever a broadcast was shared on Twitter, users could simply tap the link to open the Periscope app. Today, Twitter is replacing those links with the broadcast itself, autoplaying right within the Tweet. And when users tap the video, it goes full-screen and shows Periscope comments and hearts from other viewers. Twitter users do not need the Periscope app or even a Periscope account.

Imagine scrolling through Twitter, reading about Mitch Oates’ underwater adventures. Users will suddenly find themselves peering through a hole in their timeline out into his world, via his live broadcast. This adds a whole new dimension to Twitter.

One Wujie: Dynasty of Champions set for 23 January in Changsha


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ONE Championship, Asia's largest mixed martial arts promotion, will kick off 2016 with a bang, as it brings its world-class MMA event to Changsha, China on 23 January. ONE Championship has set the stage for another thrilling night of world-class mixed martial arts action.

Taking place at the Changsha Stadium in Changsha, China, ONE Championship will delight fans with an electrifying lineup of exciting fights headlined by a main event which will see ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes defend his title against challenger Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of the Philippines.

"ONE Championship continues its dedication to cultivating the sport of mixed martial arts in China with another adrenaline-filled night of fights," said CEO Victor Cui, in a statement released to the media.

"This is a great way to start 2016 and is just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come. Our success in Beijing sets the stage for an even better event in Changsha."

ONE Bantamweight World Champion, Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil is one of the most dominant title holders in ONE Championship.

Considered one of the best fighters in the world and is ranked as one of the top bantamweights, Fernandes has amassed a stellar professional record which hasn't seen him lose a bout in the last five years. His technical ground game paired with his fluid striking and well-rounded skills have brought him to the top of his division.

Cap Your Weekend With Lots And Lots Of Laughter By Tuning In To Sony Channel’s ‘ROFLing’ Sunday


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Sony Channel rolls out ‘ROFLing’ Sundays with a trio of comedies this January: Bad Judge, Odd Mom Out and Younger, all premiering this January 17. All showcasing a fun and fierce female lead, these shows take Hollywood entertainment to even greater heights.

ODD MOM OUT STARS NOVELIST-FASHIONISTA IN HER OWN TV SERIES

Odd Mom Out stars its creator, Jill Kargman as a fictional character based on herself, Jill Webber. Set in the wealthy, cosmopolitan jungle of New York’s Upper East Side, Jill sets out to navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the elite mommy clique. Finding herself sticking out like a sore thumb in a bevy of shiny, seemingly perfect and ultra trendy mommies, Jill sees the world around her through a different lens.

The comedy satire is based on her novel published in 2007, Momzillas. It also stars Andy Buckley (The Office), Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under), Sean Kleier (Madam Secretary), and Abby Elliot (Saturday Night Live).

Sony Channel unveils this witty, tongue-in-cheek series in Asia on January 17, Sunday at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Battling the Enemy Within


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The world moves swiftly; the IT security world even more so. Just a couple of years ago, securing the enterprise would basically consist of protecting an organization from external intruders. Today, the battle has changed ground.

Education efforts from industry players have created higher levels of IT security awareness in the business world, and more firms have implemented basic security measures that can thwart direct attacks effectively.

This development is forcing hackers to up their game by figuring out alternative ways to get their hands on valuable enterprise assets. One new strategy that is becoming more common across the world is for hackers to gain entry to a corporate network by targeting its weakest points. Such points can include an unsecured employee mobile phone, or a workstation with limited access to corporate data. These weak points typically reside in low value segments of the corporate network. Once the hacker breaks in and gets a toehold, however, he can often navigate to other more valuable parts of the network − which tend to be much more rigorously protected from external attackers − quite easily.

This "lateral movement" modus operandi proves to be effective most of the time because many organizations do not isolate different segments of the network from one another. Moving from segment to segment is usually a breeze once hackers get into the network.

Startups Team Up To Provide OFWs Modern, Safe Remittance Service


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Two fast-growing social startups dedicated to improving the breadth of services available to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Asia, have teamed up in a bid to maximize opportunities for mutual growth.

BeamAndGo, the Singapore-based alternative remittance service provider, and HelperChoice, the leading online platform for connecting domestic helpers with employers, are committed to empowering OFWs globally by enabling them to access basic services without the need to pay unnecessary fees and charges.

“The two companies have lots in common,” says Laurence Fauchon, founder of HelperChoice. “We have both – in a short period of time – established solid reputations with OFWs around the world. Our helper members know we are working to disrupt the industry and make illegal fees and charges obsolete.”

“Our partnership with BeamAndGo complements our helper empowerment strategy perfectly. We help domestic workers save illegal agency fees so they can provide for their families, not to waste their earnings. Sending cash home is inefficient, expensive and open to misuse. Now our members have access to a modern, safe remittance service where they can choose how and where the funds are distributed.”

Win an Ultimate Squad Meal from Casa Verde


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The Sinulog fever is on! There's bound to be a lot of visitors in Cebu for the many festivities and activities scheduled during the momentous event. Many would also be immortalizing the memories by taking lots of photos of which selfies and groupfies would be one of the most favorite things to do. 

I would be there in Cebu as well to celebrate one of the most awaited events in the Philippines. It would not be my first time in Cebu but you'd always expect something new every time you visit this wonderful place with lots of friendly people.

Gather the squad and celebrate Cebu’s most awaited festival with Casa Verde, and get a chance to win the ULTIMATE SQUAD MEAL!

Join Casa Verde's Sinulog Squad Selfie when you dine in their restaurants during Sinulog week, and get the chance to win an amazing dining experience. Go ahead and take lots of groupfie photos with your family, friends, colleagues, and relatives, for the amazing opportunity.
Below are the promo mechanics for your guidance.

Labor Games on EVE


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EVE premieres a fun, heart-warming and outrageous new game show this January. Labor Games invites viewers to share the most intimate and life-changing time in a couples' lives - inside a delivery room, while the mother is in labor!

Host Lisa Arch will surprise parents-to-be and give them a chance to win incredible prizes for their baby, before the child even leaves the womb! The couple will have to correctly answer 7 child-related questions and challenges. For each question they get right, they can win prizes such as a year supply of diapers, all leading up to the chance to win a huge chunk of money towards their baby's college tuition. As they progress in the game, contractions will get worse, emotions will rise and anything can happen in this one-of-a-kind game show. Labor Games airs Mondays at 9 PM on EVE.

Anthony Bourdain and Suddenly Royal This January on TLC!


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Explore exotic global destinations through Anthony Bourdain’s unique lens in Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 5. The one-hour weekend lifestyle series follows world-renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple-Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Known for his curiosity, candor and ascerbic wit, Bourdain takes viewers off the beaten path of tourist destinations, including some war-torn parts of the world, meeting with a variety of local citizens to offer a window into their lifestyles, and occasionally communing with an internationally-lauded chef on his journeys. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 5 premieres on Tuesday, January 12, at 9 PM.


Meanwhile, David Howe may seem like an average American, but he’s discovered a startling secret. He’s an heir to the throne of the Isle of Man, a descendant of its king before the land was claimed by the British Crown. For centuries now, this little island between the U.K. and Ireland has recognized no king, but that’s all about to change! David has convinced his wife Pam and twelve-year-old daughter Grace to move to the island and discover what it really means to be royalty. The all-new series, Suddenly Royal, premieres on Wednesday, January 27, at 11 PM.

Buy 1 Take 1 Piglet Riblets At Burgoo


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To open the year 2016, Burgoo is offering Buy One, Take One on it’s Piglet Riblets Combo, a combination of piglet riblets from Germany (less than three months younger than ordinary pigs, thus less fat and more healthy, clean and juicy). 

The combo comes with crunchy chicken wings and/or fried calamari, served with a choice of Oklahoma BBQ sauce, sweet sesame sauce or chipotle sauce. 

Other well-loved dishes at Burgoo worth a try are Hamburgoo, delicious pastas and pizzas, country-style fried chicken, grilled pork chops, luscious shakes, smoothies and desserts, among others.

Enjoy big savings until February 8 at all Burgoo outlets located at T. Morato in Quezon City; Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Makati; The Podium in Ortigas; Gateway Mall in Araneta Center Cubao; Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas; SM City The Block in North EDSA; Mall of Asia in Pasay; SM City Marikina; SM Southmall in Alabang, The District in Cavite; 3rd level Terraces Mall in Fairview; Starmall in Taguig; and newly-opened Burgoo in Solenad, Nuvali. 

For reservations and inquiries, please call 9277424, 8381815, 6875254, 7263578, 9136112, 5560091 or 6336256.

Combo Delicioso Buy 1 Take 1 At Gumbo


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Gumbo welcomes 2016 by treating it’s guests to a Buy One, Take One Combo Delicioso (combination of Bourbon baby back ribs, boiled shrimps, and flavored chicken wings) until February 8 at all Gumbo branches.

Other mouth-watering and well-loved New Orleans dishes at Gumbo includes Seafood Jambalaya, Bayou’s Stuffed Crabs, Shrimp Etouffe, Bourbon-Style Baby Back Ribs, Southern-Grilled Chicken Caesar, Cajun-Style Fried Chicken, Seafood Boil, New York Style Grilled Steak, Blackened Steak, Grilled Angus Rib Eye Steak, among others.

Gumbo branches can be found at the 2nd Level Entertainment Hall, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay; 3rd Level Robinsons Manila Midtown; 2nd Level SM City The Block, North EDSA: Gateway Mall in Araneta Center, Cubao; Robinsons Magnolia; and at the 2nd Level Atrium Bldg. in SM Megamall.

For reservations and inquiries, please call 5560238, 4420106, 6353015, 5671820, 4404632 and 5271925.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Globe Boosts Growth of PH Outbound Travels With Support To Country’s Biggest Travel Expo


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As official telco partner to the 23rd Travel Tour Expo, Globe complements the international travel experience with its hassle-free and true 24 hour unlimited data roaming offer Roam Surf

Globe Telecom is looking to support the growing number of Filipinos travelling abroad either for business or leisure purposes with its partnership with the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) for the 23rd Travel Tour Expo, with Globe as official telecom partner. Globe will be showcasing its flagship data roaming service Roam Surf which offers full 24 hours of unlimited data roaming service that enables worry-free internet connectivity from over 80 countries around the world for its postpaid and prepaid customers.

According to the United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO), Filipinos have been identified as one of the fastest-growing travel spenders among emerging markets in 2013, with the country’s outbound expenditure growing by 18 percent, second highest in the list of top travel spenders following Turkey, which registered a 24 percent growth.

Organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, Inc. (PTTA) in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board, the Expo is the biggest event for the travel and tourism industry and is expected to gather over 300 exhibitors targeting travel and tourism trade practitioners, corporate and business travelers, holiday travelers, incentive and convention planners, government and business leaders, as well as direct buyers and investors. It will be held on February 5-7, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Globe Brings Asia’s First-Of-Its-Kind E-Commerce Platform in PH to Benefit Enterprises, SMEs


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Globe Telecom is bringing Asia’s first-of-its-kind commerce platform in the country that will enable Philippine enterprises and SMEs access to cloud-based solutions and applications.

In partnership with AppDirect, a global commerce platform for selling cloud services, Globe has launched Globe AppMarket, a portal where business customers have the ability to find, try, buy and manage essential business solutions in one place with one bill and one login. It offers a collection of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications such as CRM, Web Conferencing, Marketing/e-Marketing and Online Storage.

“Cloud has changed the way businesses around the world distribute and use software. Partnering with AppDirect’s robust, enterprise-grade platform will securely handle every aspect of cloud services monetization and management for Globe, including provisioning, billing, product integration, identity and access, and application management,” said Mike Frausing, Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT Enabled Services.

“The Asia-Pacific market is a strategic part of our business. Local and trusted service providers in the region such as Globe Telecom will play a key role in helping Philippine businesses gain access to the software they need, and we will lead the way in powering the cloud economy in the region and globally,” shared Lincoln J. Lincoln, AppDirect Asia Regional Director.

Wazzup Pilipinas Bloggers Post-Holiday Party: Everything Is Awesome !!!


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What started out as just a personal journal has evolved into a lifetime advocacy.

Our blog was meant to help everyone else experience the world around us, to keep everyone updated on what's happening around us, and to collaborate with everyone so we could help promote the country and its people.

This is the reason why we partner with colleges and universities and even government agencies since we believe that we can only be successful enough if we help each other out. Everyone deserves a little push towards the right path, and we would like to give more than just a pat in the shoulder.

To celebrate an almost momentous third year this coming March 2016, and to honor our correspondents, supporters and friends, we decided to give back by holding the Wazzup Pilipinas Bloggers Post-Holiday Party on January 9 to 10, 2016 at the KL Tower Serviced Residences in Makati.

We would also like to thank everyone, including our PR and brand partners, and especially our readers for always being there to support us. You will remain among our inspiration for us to continue improving our craft.

Our sincerest appreciation goes out to everyone who are helping us with this advocacy. We need more heroes in this world!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

World Poker Tour National Philippines 2016


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The ultimate game for high stakes poker has arrived in Manila. http://www.pokerking-club.com/index.php/index National Philippines kicks off on January 2, 2016 as the Poker King Cup start on that day. 

The Legends of Poker tournament series ─ ultra-high Hawker Cup officially go to war in Cali on January 3rd, 2016. The main event buy in is at 1500 + 150 USD. 

The pool party event was held last January 4th at the Solaire Pool Club area. Poker players, celebrities, bloggers, media partners and guests enjoyed the night with overflowing drinks and great performances from The Mocha Girls, Aerial Silk and Emerald Dancers. 

We also danced the night away with cool EDM music played by our awesome DJs Ron Poe and Those Damn Nerds. Who wouldn't miss that popular song from Zedd's "Beautiful Now" which turned the crowd on a wild dancing moment. 

 
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