Monday, July 16, 2018

PRRC and LIAC relocate more ISFs in Estero de Magdalena to Cavite

According to PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio "Pepeton" E. Goitia, up to 40 families would be initially transferred to the relocation site in Trece Martires, Cavite. While the remaining 60 families were scheduled to move on July 10 to their new houses in Summer Home, Trece Martires, Cavite.

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), in collaboration with the Local Inter-Agency Committee of Manila, relocated more informal settler families (ISFs) along the stretch of Estero de Magdalena, Manila today, July 3.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Globe secures Ayala Alabang community support for more cell sites

Homeowners at the Ayala Alabang village joined a growing number of upscale subdivisions supportive of Globe Telecom’s bid to provide tailor-fit solutions that would significantly enhance connectivity in posh villages amid growing popularity of bandwidth-intensive devices.

Follow the flight of the Signal Superhero as he tries to save an exclusive village lacking a cell tower. 

The telecommunications provider started to address clamor for improved mobile coverage in Ayala Alabang in 2011 by investing significant capital expenditure to install additional cell sites and improve connectivity within the village. Ayala Alabang currently houses three Globe cell sites.  

Given the size of the village, seven to eight more cell sites are needed to further enhance connectivity inside the village, said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Head of Network Technologies Strategy.

“There are approximately 4,000 houses constructed of high grade materials and almost 30,000 residents inside the village. Households situated farther from base stations could experience poor mobile coverage as cellular signal and quality diminish with distance.  In addition,  there are  about 9,000 full-grown trees that could pose a challenge to providing deep indoor coverage for our customers in the area,” Estrada said.

He further noted that mobile data explosion amid growing access to internet connectivity, which requires more bandwidth than traditional voice and text messaging services, demands the establishment of more cell sites to ensure and deliver superior mobile data services especially indoors. In that way,  customers can access popular social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter on their smartphones in the comfort of their homes.

To squarely address subscriber requirement for higher bandwidth capacity, Globe is ready to implement tailor-fit solutions that would boost cellular coverage that would benefit the entire AAVA community, Estrada said.

Such solutions include the use of outdoor distributed antenna system (ODAS), which makes use of a specialized lamp posts built with radio signal transmission capability, as well as the use of cell sites disguised as palm trees or other aesthetically designed cell sites to blend with the surrounding areas such as those deployed in Urdaneta Village in Makati.

Exclusive villages that have approved or shown openness in allowing the installation of cell sites within their communities include Dasmarinas, Urdaneta, Bel-Air, San Lorenzo and Forbes Park. In Dasmarinas Village in Makati, homeowners allowed the installation of ODAS in the upscale subdivision. The ODAS technology is a network of small cell sites, instead of typical macro cell sites with shared equipment connected through fiber optic links. The solution makes use of a specialized lamp posts with radio signal transmission capability deployed along sidewalks. 

Monday, January 20, 2014


Cinema One gives a special treat to its viewers with a month-long feature on Starting things off with today’s hottest teen love team Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s hit movie “Must Be Love”.
Produced by Star Cinema and directed by Dado Lumibao, “Must Be Love” is the first solo film of the teen tandem where they were cast in a leading role, following their appearances as part of star-studded casts in “24/7 in Love” and “Sisterakas”. It was shot in different locations around the Philippines, including Cebu and Laguna—and was even taken abroad to Berlin, Germany.
The film tells the story of two childhood friends, Patricia (Kathryn Bernardo) and Ivan (Daniel Padilla). Growing up together and discovering the changes that come with age, different possibilities open up for the two.
As they get older, Patricia begins to realize that she has feelings for her best friend, but begins to question if he feels the same way. Things get even more complicated when her cousin Angel (Liza Soberano) comes into the picture—and Ivan starts to show interest in a different girl instead.

With the two teen actors in the leading roles, “Must Be Love” served as a benchmark for the two. It even served as a platform for Daniel Padilla’s hit song “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat,” which was the film’s theme song, to skyrocket to the top of the music hit charts.
In a review from, the film was labeled as “a welcome alternative to the slew of teen movies and romantic flicks,” setting it apart from what the Filipino audience had grown accustomed to. Writer Jennifer Dugena of the website said, “It is also a perfect teen movie recommended not just for KathNiel fans but also for adults… ‘Must Be Love’ is a rare film that is cute and light as much as it is serious and heavy.”
Don’t miss out on the KathNiel love team in “Must Be Love” airing on Cinema One this month. Catch it on January 18 at 8:00pm, January 24 at 3:00pm, and January 28 at 7:00pm.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014


John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga are currently thinking about taking things steps further when it comes to steady relationships, as the two stars of the newest hit sitcom “Home Sweetie Home” admitted in a recent interview.

Following two successful weeks of making it to the number one spot in Sunday television ratings, they have become humbly grateful and hopeful for things to come.

Toni, when asked what’s up next after the experiences she has had so far while taping “Home Sweetie Home” said that the love story of her character Julie and John Lloyd’s character Romeo are set to take on whole new heights.

“I think they will head eventually to a marriage in Church,” Toni said. “That’s why they’re saving up.”

“Home Sweetie Home,” however, doesn’t end at the topic of marriage. John Lloyd and Toni also expressed what they hope the show will become—a time for families to spend time together.

“We’re hoping the show becomes a Sunday viewing habit for Filipino families,” John Lloyd Said. Toni added, “After all, Sunday is family day.”

This Sunday (January 19), catch Romeo and Julie as they start to settle down into married life. Of course, starting to live together, they discover new things about each other. Julie ends up finding a box with Romeo’s name on it that he had kept from even before the two met. Could Romeo be hiding something from Julie, even at the very start of their lives together?

Meanwhile, another romantic secret on another of the Kapamilya Network’s Sunday shows is about to be revealed.

On the teen series “LUV U,” Camille (Miles Ocampo) and JB (Marco Gumabao) have yet to tell the other students about the real status of what’s going on between them. With how connected everyone is to each other these days, can they go on without other people finding out?

Catch  “Home Sweetie Home,” airing Sundays after the kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit”, and “LUV U” after “ASAP 19”. Make your weekends complete with “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” on Saturdays after “Maalaala Mo Kaya”.

Press Release from ABS-CBN Media Newsroom.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Globe Telecom goes digital at Sinulog 2014

This year, Globe Telecom would like to engage the locals and tourists participating in one of the country’s biggest and most attended festivals with a photo submission contest. 

Five (5) winners of Globe prepaid load cards plus 1 grand winner of P5,000 worth of prizes from Globe Telecom!

The locals and tourists are also invited to visit the Globe Neon Carnival, a village-like attraction that houses the Globe Mobility Store-on-the-Go.

Also, one of the highlights of the Globe Neon Carnival is the "Kaloka-like" contest wherein Globe invited three celebrities to form the panel of judges.

So, if you're heading to Cebu City this weekend, don't forget to visit Globe Telecom's Neon Carnival!


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