Thursday, November 17, 2016

Coldplay - Asian Tour for April 2017 - Philippines

Coldplay Announce Asian Tour for April 2017

Coldplay live in Manila, Philippines - April 2017
Band to play stadium shows in five countries.    
Coldplay have today announced a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, including the band’s first ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea (they last played Japan in 2014 and Singapore in 2009).

Sat Apr 01 - National Stadium, Singapore, SINGAPORE
Tue Apr 04 - MOA Concert Grounds, Manila, PHILIPPINES
Wed Apr 12 - Taoyuan HSR, Taipei, TAIWAN
Sat Apr 15 - Olympic Stadium, Seoul, KOREA
Wed Apr 19 - Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, JAPAN

Tickets for the Asian dates go on sale on 17 Nov (Seoul), 18 Nov (Singapore, Tokyo) and 24 Nov (Manila, Taipei).

Since March of this year, the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the US and Europe. The show was created by the band alongside celebrated production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale. The tour reaches Australia and New Zealand in December.

A Head Full Of Dreams has sold more than 5 million copies since its December 2015 release, spawning the hit singles Adventure Of A Lifetime, Hymn For The Weekend and Up&Up, with more than a billion YouTube video views between them.

Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams World Tour” in Manila is presented by Globe --- the #1 mobile brand in the country today and the preferred digital brand of the Filipinos. Globe customers get first dibs on an exclusive pre-sale on November 20, 2016 at all SM Tickets outlets. To join the pre-sale, fans just have to text GLOBECOLDPLAY <ticket type> to 2363 on November 18 starting at 9:00 AM. Customers will receive a reservation code which they need to present to purchase the tickets at any SM Tickets branch on November 20. For details on the exclusive pre-sale, visit

Follow Globe’s official Facebook page or @enjoyGlobe on Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

As the official pre-sale credit card for “A Head Full of Dreams World Tour”, Citi® card customers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning November 21-22.

Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams World Tour” is produced by Live Nation and is promoted by MMI Live. Tickets to Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams World Tour” in Manila will go on sale on November 24, Thursday at 10 A.M. through SM tickets outlets, or call (02) 470-2222.

For more info, visit or follow @MMILive (on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

LIST: 2017 Philippine Holidays

The Proclamation No. 50 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2017. There are ten regular holidays and nine special non-working days.

The regular holidays are:

January 1, 2017, Sunday – New Year’s Day
April 9, 2017, Sunday– Araw ng Kagitingan
April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday
April 14, 2017 – Good Friday
May 1, 2017, Monday – Labor Day
June 12, 2017, Monday – Independence Day
August 28, 2017, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day
November 30, 2017, Thursday – Bonifacio Day
December 25, 2017, Monday – Christmas Day
December 30, 2017, Saturday – Rizal Day

Special (non-working) days:

January 28, 2017, Saturday – Chinese New Year
February 25, 2017, Saturday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
April 15, 2017 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2017, Monday – Ninoy Aquino Day
October 31, 2017, Tuesday – Additional special (non-working) day
November 1, 2017, Wednesday – All Saints Day
December 31, 2017, Sunday – Last day of the year

Special holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be announced next year (2017).

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hope in 40 Seconds: A Fight to Save Lives

Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the UP Junior Marketing Association (UPJMA), and the support of Globe Telecom is launching “Hope in 40 Seconds”, a 40-seconder animated digital video competition that aims to promote mental health and encourage those suffering from it as well as their loved ones to seek guidance from HOPELINE, NGF’s free 24/7 suicide hotline.
Every 40 seconds, a life is lost to suicide, making it the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally, according to the World Health Organization.  To add, depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19.
Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the UP Junior Marketing Association (UPJMA), and the support of Globe Telecom is launching “Hope in 40 Seconds”, a 40-seconder animated digital video competition that aims to promote mental health and encourage those suffering from it as well as their loved ones to seek guidance from HOPELINE, NGF’s free 24/7 suicide hotline.
    With the grim scenario, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the UP Junior Marketing Association (UPJMA), and the support of Globe Telecom is launching “Hope in 40 Seconds”, a 40-seconder animated digital video competition that aims to promote mental health and encourage those suffering from it as well as their loved ones to seek guidance from HOPELINE, NGF’s free 24/7 suicide hotline.

    “We want to counter the suicide rate of one per 40 seconds by offering hope so that those who are in emotional crisis and in need of immediate assistance can have someone they can talk to, someone who understands what they are going through, and who can give them the support they need,” said Jean Goulbourn, Chief Executive Officer of NGF, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing depression to light.
Through animated videos which will be distributed using various channels such as social media and movie theaters, NGF would be able to reach out to more people and provide them with proper intervention so they could veer away from negative and escapist behaviors.

    Globe, a partner of NGF in providing the information and communications technology infrastructure for HOPELINE which enables Globe and TM customers to call toll-free, also lends its resources to the video competition which it believes may also help curb incidents of cyberbullying.

    “Although there are no official studies yet on how cyberbullying affects mental health, there are already reports of young people taking their own lives due to online pressure and stress.  Being a company which is driven by our purpose to transform the Philippines into a digital nation, it is also our duty to protect and educate the people on the impact of technology in their lives, thus, our support for this campaign,” said Fernando Esguerra, Globe Director for Citizenship.  Globe also currently runs the Digital Thumbprint Program workshops for students to guide them on responsible online behavior and has also forged a partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Philippines and the Ateneo Human Rights Center for the protection of children against online exploitation.

The video campaign has also been taken as a project by the UP JMA, a university-wide student organization of over 300 members.  For this semester, the organization embarked on SPARK: The Movement to promote a healthy lifestyle and to spread hope among the country’s youth.

The video competition is open to all Filipino citizens currently residing in the Philippines.  All entries must be in animated digital video format (FLV, WMV, MOV, AVI, MPEG, mp4) not exceeding 40 seconds including the title and end screens.  It should also incorporate the HOPELINE numbers 804-HOPE (4673), 0917558HOPE (4673), and 2919 (toll-free for TM and Globe) as a call to action in the animation. 

For more information and queries, you may email  or visit SPARK The Movement by UP JMA at /PR

Friday, June 17, 2016

Globe, PLDT sign agreement on IP Peering to improve internet experience of customers

Information Officer Gil Genio, Sen. Bam Aquino, PLDT Director Atty. Ray Espinosa and PLDT EVP and Head of EICB Eric Alberto.
June 16, 2016 – Manila, Philippines – Philippine telecommunications operators Globe Telecom and PLDT made another positive step at improving internet services for its millions of customers through a bilateral IP peering arrangement that will make downloading/uploading of web content faster and more efficient.

Globe and PLDT signed a memorandum of agreement today, which will serve as a preamble to a formal peering agreement between the two parties. The agreement provides for the two companies to implement a bilateral domestic peering within 30 days.  A formal peering agreement is set to be signed by both companies within 90 days.  Senator Bam Aquino witnessed the MOA signing.

“After six years of actively advocating for an IP peering, Globe welcomes PLDT’s decision to have a meaningful and applicable IP peering arrangement with us. We are happy with this landmark development considering the benefits to our customers in terms of internet experience,” said Gil Genio, Globe Chief Technology and Information Officer. “With an effective domestic internet peering in place, Globe customers will gain direct access to content and applications hosted by PLDT data centers and vice-versa. We are confident that this agreement will redound to a better experience on internet services benefitting customers of both parties and the country as a whole,” he added.

Under the agreement, Globe will put in a 10Gbps link and port for domestic peering between Globe and PLDT (GIX-PHIX). The bilateral domestic peering will cover PLDT-managed networks such as Smart, Sun and Digitel and the Globe networks that include Globe mobile, Bayantel, Ayalaport and Globe data center.   The agreement, however, does not cover the Vitro Internet Exchange, which houses PLDT’s data centers as Globe already has an existing peering arrangement with Vitro involving a 10Gbps link.

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The IP peering agreement means that content and applications hosted by the PLDT group which are being accessed by Globe customers will be treated as local content, and do not have to be routed overseas, causing additional IP transit costs, delay in data transmission and latency in downloading sites.  About 20% of internet traffic is local, which means that traffic originates in the Philippines and terminates in the Philippines. As provided for in the agreement, both Globe and PLDT will provide a 3Gbps per month free traffic threshold.  

Once implemented, the IP peering arrangement between the two telcos will keep a substantial portion of local data traffic in country, thus the elapsed transmission and reception time are kept to a minimum.   This in turn allows for shorter access-to-response time, and faster access to applications.  For customers, the browsing experience is better because delays and time outs are minimal.  Gaming applications will also run smoothly.

IP Peering also helps minimise the country’s dependence on international cables and prevent a repeat of a 2008 incident where major international cables were damaged because of the Taiwan earthquake. The incident prevented Philippine customers from accessing local sites, government websites and local emails. /PR

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sinulog 2017 Schedule of Activities

The biggest and grandest festival in the Philippines in honor of Señor Santo Niño is celebrated every third weekend of January. This 2017, the Sinulog Grand Parade will be on January 15, 2017 (Sunday).


Taken during the Sinulog Novena Mass 2016 at Basilica del Santo Niño
Taken during the Sinulog Novena Mass 2016 at Basilica del Santo Niño
SINULOG 2017 Schedule of Activities
(as of December 2, 2016)
* bookmark this page for Sinulog 2017 live coverage on January 15, 2017 *
Click here for SINULOG 2017 Schedule of Novena Masses

December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 : Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.

December 30, 2016 - Sinulog Fun Run

January 6, 2017 (Friday)  Sinulog 2017 Kick Off

10:00A.M. : Sinulog Trade Fair @ SM City Cebu by Department of Trade and Industry
2:00 P.M. : Solemn Mass (Basilica del Santo Niño)
3:00 P.M. Launching Parade (Basilica Del Santo Niño to CCSC)
5:30 P.M. Novena mass
7:00 P.M. Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña

January 7, 2017 (Saturday)  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan

1:00 P.M. Parade of Participants (Capitol to CCSC)
2:00 P.M. Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan at CCSC
5:30 P.M. Novena mass
7:00 P.M. Ms. Cebu 2017 Pre Pageant Night @ Ayala Activity Center
10:00 P.M. Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 8, 2017 (Sunday)  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan

3:00 A.M. : Cebu City 2017 Marathon –
1:00 P.M. : Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City  Sports Center
2:00 P.M. : Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan @ Cebu City Sports Center
5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 9, 2017 (Monday)  

5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 10, 2017 (Tuesday)                 

5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 11, 2017 (Wednesday)      

9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
7:00 P.M. : Ms. Cebu 2017 Coronation Night @ Waterfront Hotel Cebu City
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 12, 2017 (Thursday)

9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:00 P.M. : Balik Cebu Welcome Party @ Ayala Activity Center
6:30 P.M. : Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot
8:00 P.M. : Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog 2016 Idol Grand Finals @ the Fuente Osmeña
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 13, 2017 (Friday)  Visual Merchandising Contest (Dept. Stores and Malls)

4:00 A.M. : Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña - Sto. Niño
9:00 A.M. : Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent/Floats/Higante/Puppeteers)
                  @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00 P.M. : Sinulog 2016 Dance Crew Finals @ Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 P.M. : Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 Coronation Night @ Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 P.M. : Cebu Popular Music Festival @ Cebu Coliseum

January 14, 2017 (Saturday)           

6:00 A.M. : Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño
9:00 A.M. : Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Santo Niño
12:00 P.M. : 12th "The Street Vibration & Big Bike Rally 2017" by V-max Owner's Group, Inc. Cebu Chapter
2:00 P.M. : Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 P.M. : Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 P.M. : Street Party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia

January 15, 2017 (Sunday) - Sinulog Grand Parade


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Sinulog 2017 - Grand Parade Route. Photo by:
4:00 A.M. : Mañanita Mass at Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 A.M. : Pontifical Mass
8:00 A.M. : Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 A.M. : Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 P.M. : Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks at CCSC
9:00 P.M. : Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show at SM City Cebu)
5:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. : Sinulog DJ Mixing Grand Finals Night at Fuente Osmeña Circle
12:00 MN : Sinulog Fireworks at
SRP (South Road Properties

January 16, 2017 (Monday)  : Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 20, 2017 (Friday)    “HUBO”

January 31, 2017 (Tuesday)   : Judging Sinulog 2017 Photo Contest

February 1, 2017 (Wednesday)  : Judging of Finalist in Short Film / Video Documentary and Music Video Contest

February 4, 2017                                

1:00 P.M. : Screening of Finalists Sinulog Short Film Festival @ SM City Cebu
6:00 P.M. : Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest, Short Film and Video Documentary Contest @ SM City Cebu

February 4, 2017 – February 13, 2017  :  Photo Exhibit “Winning Photos Sinulog 2017" @ SM City Cebu 


Below are my photos of Sinulog 2016:

During the Grand Parade.
During the Grand Parade. Can you see me? Ha ha ha ha!
Sinulog 2016.
With my friends Jay Dequito together with Celine and Minette from
With my friends Jay Dequito together with Celine and Minette from

Crowd at the General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City around 5pm during the Sinulog Grand Parade.
Crowd at the General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City around 5pm during the Sinulog Grand Parade.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Singapore Tourism Board 2016: Funtastic Fun For Everyone

Summer is here and it's time for us to take a break. Singapore is considered as one of the popular destination for Filipinos in Asia. Singapore offers boundless thrills and excitement this 2016 that are sure to provide Filipino first-time or repeat travelers a variety of unique experiences that are guaranteed to create special bonding memories and make it a holiday to remember.

Marina Bay Skyline of Singapore. Photo by:

Exciting Events to Experience

For the first time ever, be prepared to experience the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series held in Singapore from April 16 to 17, 2016 at the National Stadium. Besides cheering on your favorite teams and the non-stop action on the field, be prepared to be amazed by spectacular array of family-friendly entertainment options off the field as well.

Moving from the rugby pitch to the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore once again continues to be the host for the 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, the world's only street night race. The adrenaline-pumping non-stop action will enthrall crowds for the ninth year as the world's finest drivers prove prove their mettle from September 16 to 18, 2016. Check out the various out-of-circuit entertainment options during this exciting weekend for non-stop action.

For tennis fans, mark October 23 to 30, 2016 on your calendars as the top-ranked females tennis starts battle it out in on the courts at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals for the third time. The Singapore Sports Hub will witness Agneieszka Radwanska defend her singles championship trophy against the fastest rising stars in women's tennis.

Family Fun For Everyone

With Singapore a familiar favorite for Filipino families due to the variety of attractions available, they will be pleasantly surprised to know of more family-friendly places that have opened up recently. Pororo Park Singapore is themed around the Korean animated series that follows the adventurous Pororo the Penguin and friends. Located within Marina Square shopping mall, the 11,000 square feet outlet is the first in Southeast Asia and the largest character-themed playground in Singapore. It integrated entertainment and educational elements designed to give kids innovative methods to learn and have fun.

For a more digital learning experience, check out MOSH!, an interactive digital multi-media theme park newly-opened in Sentosa, which showcases cutting-edge technology from Japan, to allow visitors the artistic power to express their creativity through edutainment.

Dining Delights

Feeling hungry after all the fun-filled excitement? Pop by Palette Restaurant and Bar located at Capitol Piazza where you can sample various award-winning Asian gourmet and street food which will definitely satisfy all cravings for authentic local cuisine. 

If the kids love arts and craft, do check out Eat, Play, Love Craft Cafe, a Thai-Western cafe serving Thai delights alongside simple Western food. With various art materials available for anyone keen to unleash their creative side, this cafe is a perfect venue for kids and adults alike to indulge in great food, engaging activities and definitely an experience to remember for the whole family.

Retails Therapy

No trip to Singapore is complete without purchasing some pasalubong for families and friends back home. Admire the authentic souvenirs from Naiise, a home-grown label with three physical store locations and stocks more than 8,000 products from 600 emerging and established brands from Singapore and around the world, certain to appear to all design aficionados.

For something more edgy, Dover Street Market, a multi-brand fashion retail and concept store conceived by Commes des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo, will open in one of two blocks on Dempsey Road. Designed to showcase the trendiest and limited retails items, this store will definitely be a treasure trove for fashion followers eyeing one-of-a-kind merchandise.

With so many interesting sight-seeing, dining and retails activities and experience available for the family for 2016, it is the perfect time to make a trip to Singapore. /PR

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tony Fernandes recognized for his contribution to the growth of Asean and U.S.-ASEAN relationship

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Tony Fernandes of AirAsia

SAN FRANCISCO, 22 FEBRUARY 2016 – Tony Fernandes, co-founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia has been recognised by the US-ASEAN Business Council with the Fourth Pillar Award for his extraordinary contribution towards the growth of Asean and the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

The award was presented by Mr. Keith Williams, President & CEO, UL LLC and Chairman, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council to Tony Fernandes, making him the second recipient after the Administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. The ASEAN Economic Community Conference 2016 dinner reception was held in San Francisco with key business leaders and government officials from across ASEAN and the U.S. in attendance.

The ASEAN charter speaks to a community comprising three pillars: political security, economic and socio-cultural. The Fourth Pillar Award is presented to a person or organization representing the “fourth pillar”, a person that has made an extraordinary contribution towards the growth of ASEAN as well as fostering better U.S.-ASEAN relationship, effectively making the foundation of ASEAN stronger through their focus and involvement.

Tony Fernandes, who is also a member of the ASEAN Business Club Advisory Council said, “The theme of this conference – Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community – says it all. ASEAN is a dream and if we put the ASEAN people first, who knows what we can achieve. When you combine all ten member countries into a single market and production base, you are tapping into a community of over 600 million people. The potential this region holds is immense, and as a truly ASEAN brand, we will continue to lobby and spearhead ASEAN integration, especially but not  limited to the aviation, travel and tourism industries.”

“I believe it is time for ASEAN to take a bold step towards commonality and standardisation. There is an urgent need of one ASEAN regulator to ensure a unified ASEAN standard. The current process of relying on consensus that require approval from all 10 countries should be reviewed so important initiatives move forward.”

“It is a true honour to be recognised by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council for what we have done as an ASEAN brand, but there is much more to do. Our hope is for all ten member countries’ governments to come together as harmonisation allows for more efficient use of resources, achieve better economies of scale, contribute towards the reduction of unit costs and lead towards faster growth for the region,” added Fernandes.

The AirAsia Group, led by Tony Fernandes and partner Datuk Kamarudin Meranun has grown into an ASEAN powerhouse with operations connecting all ten ASEAN member countries in addition to providing one of the widest route network across Asia, Australasia and beyond via its long-haul operations.

The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, founded in 1984, is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Council works to elevate the importance of U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship to American and ASEAN public policy makers and business leaders.

The Council works across all ten member countries of ASEAN, representing 152 major U.S. corporations.

About the AirAsia Group

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over
100 destinations. Within 14 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 300 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia,  Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for seven consecutive years from 2009 – 2015. AirAsia is the first airline globally  to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and  Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database. /PR

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Philippines AirAsia goes #GREEN24

Philippines AirAsia goes #GREEN24
AirAsia Group leads #Green24 climate change awareness movement

MANILA, 29 January 2016 – As part of AirAsia’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, the airline group today simultaneously conducted a 24-hour climate awareness movement to educate and promote climate action in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. 

To kick-off the #Green24  campaign, the AirAsia Group replaced their iconic red logo in their social media pages for 24 hours in January 29 into a vibrant green. The airline also released a special invitation video by Group CEO, Tony Fernandes inviting the public to be proactive in protecting the environment and the earth. 

In the video, which is available for viewing on AirAsia’s YouTube Channel and also posted in, Tony Fernandes said, “On our side of the world, not many people know about the issues that climate change poses, and we feel that the best thing for us to do is to inform people. Many of us don’t really see the problems coming, but at AirAsia we have seen the effects of climate change such as Typhoon Haiyan that struck Tacloban in the Philippines, the floods that happened around the region and massive climatic changes over the past two to three years.”

“We always look after our own mothers, and we always put our mothers first in many things. But now, it’s time we put Mother Earth first as well. It’s time we let the world know that we need to take better care of the planet we live in,” Tony Fernandes further emphasized.

Among the activities of #GREEN24  that will be carried out from 29th to 30th January 2016 throughout all the countries which the AirAsia Group serves are recycling drive, forest and beach clean-ups and climate change awareness engagements in Malaysia and Thailand, reusable bags were distributed for free in leading malls and in select AirAsia flights in Indonesia to discourage the use of plastics, information awareness about climate change are conducted in different venues in Myanmar and Cambodia while AirAsia offices in Singapore, China, Hongkong, Korea and Macau led the sorting of recyclable papers, segregating garbage and collecting old batteries and used clothes. 

AirAsia team in the Philippines collected over 1000 empty plastic bottles and planted them with air purifier plants and herbs that were placed around Philippines AirAsia’s office building in Pasay City to promote urban gardening. 

For more information about #Green24, please visit:


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Madonna In Manila - RebelHeart Tour

 Less than a month from now, Madonna’s RebelHeart Tour in Manila will take the Philippine music scene by storm as the SM Mall of Asia Arena is expected to house a 2-day concert experience that will go down in music history.

Less than a month from now, Madonna’s RebelHeart Tour in Manila will take the Philippine music scene by storm as the SM Mall of Asia Arena is expected to house a 2-day concert experience that will go down in music history.

Madonna fans all over the country are beyond excited and feeling ecstatic as the Queen of Pop is expected to bring her mighty all in terms of singing prowess and overall stage performance. Got your tickets to the show already? Don’t fret if you are still on the lookout for those precious tickets. Globe Telecom, the exclusive presenter of the tour’s Manila leg, is bringing back the second installment of its RebelHeart Tour Raffle Promo which will give you the chance to win free passes to the concert. 
After the success of the first RebelHeart Tour Raffle Promo, which brought 2 lucky Globe customers to Los Angeles, California for an all-expense paid trip to catch Madonna on stage, Globe recently announced the second round of the raffle which gives any Globe Prepaid, TM, Postpaid, Platinum, and Tattoo customers a chance to win tickets to Madonna’s concert in Manila.

To earn raffle entries, simply register to GoSURF30 and up, apply for a Tattoo Home Broadband Plan 999 and up, or download a Madonna ringback tone from January 1 to 31, 2016. To register to the raffle, text MADONNA REG <Name>/<Address>/<Email>/<Age>/<Gender> to 2662. Platinum and Tattoo Home Broadband customers are automatically registered to the raffle. Draw date is on February 5, 2016. Twenty four (24) lucky winners will get the chance to see the Queen of Pop perform live in Manila.

In a few weeks, the RebelHeart Tour lands on Philippine shores and Globe is here to give lucky Globe and Tattoo customers a once in a lifetime concert experience with the second installment of our RebelHeart Tour Raffle Promo. Music is an integral part of the Filipino digital lifestyle and we wish to make the experience wonderful each time,” shares Globe Telecom Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira. For more details on how you can earn raffle entries, visit

Tickets for Madonna’s RebelHeart Tour on February 24 and 25, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena are on sale now in all SM Ticket Outlets, or call 470-2222. Exclusive ticket deals also await Globe customers. Visit to learn more.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sinulog 2016 with AirAsia

AirAsia Float - Sinulog 2016

Celebrated the Sinulog 2016 with a bang! Thanks to AirAsia for the Sinulog Kit that they provided. The only airline that served as our guide gave us freebies and discounts to all partner establishments and parties.

Sinulog 2016 - Cebu City Philippines
Novena Mass @ Basilica del Santo Niño - Sinulog 2016
AirAsia Sinulog Kit - #AirAsiaInSinulog - Cebu
AirAsia Sinulog Kit - #AirAsiaInSinulog
10% discount on regular priced items for the whole month of January 2016 (no coupon needed, just present your AirAsia boarding pass.)
10% discount on regular priced items for the whole month of January 2016 (no coupon needed, just present your AirAsia boarding pass.)
From the nine days novena and to the fluvial parade and to the grand fiesta day! Of course, thank you to my current company for approving my vacation leave. He he he! :D

The Galleon that carries Sto. Niño from Ouano Wharf to Basilica del Sto. Niño church.

Straight from the Friday night's party, I went straight ahead to Passenger Terminal 1 in Cebu City to catch the Fluvial Parade. It started around  6am already and passed through where I stand around 8am. I was lucky enough to get inside one of the boats docked as they allowed people to get inside their ship to watch the fluvial parade. 

Sinulog 2016 Fluvial Parade. 
Sinulog 2016 - Lite Shipping Incorporated - Lite Ferry 11
Yes, I was literally on top of the ship. Lols! Thanks to Lite Shipping for letting me in. :D

Sinulog Fluvial Parade. This was around 8am after the parade. :)

Went home around 8am already as I still have to sleep and save energy for Saturday night's Elektromundo Sinulog at the City Time Square.

Elektromundo Sinulog @ City Time Square.
Spent my Saturday night at the Elektromundo Sinulog at the City Time Square. AirAsia passengers purchased the event tickets at P350 only as they presented the coupon that was inside the AirAsia Sinulog Kit.

Partied with my new friends from Manila. Zid, Celine, and Minette of Welcome to Cebu! :D
Went home around 4am Sunday from the Elektro Mundo as we still need to wake up early for the Sinulog Grand parade.

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We were able to get a photo of the AirAsia Float during the Sinulog 2016 Grand Parade.
The AirAsia float along General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City. Pit Señor!
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This was around 5pm already along General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City. With Celine and Minette. :)
At the Century Plaza Hotel. :D
We may have sleepless nights during the Sinulog 2016 weekend, but it was definitely fine with me. Met new friends within this event, Zid, Cecile, and Minette of Thanks to :)

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

SINULOG 2016 - LIVE Stream by DYAB 1512 Cebu

From Cebu City to the world! Philippines' biggest and grandest fiesta celebration in honor of Sr. Sto. Niño. 

Live Stream by DYAB 1512 - Cebu

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