PLDT & ME: PLDT’s 85th Anniversary Facebook Promo

PLDT & ME: PLDT’s 85th Anniversary Facebook Promo  

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company or simply PLDT is celebrating its 85th anniversary #PLDT85 through its latest Facebook promo entitled “PLDT & ME.” This promo followed the recently concluded “PLDT Home – Most Loyal Connections” 85th anniversary promo for its customers with the oldest landline subscriptions in the Philippines. 

PLDT, as you all know, is the biggest telecommunication company in the Philippines. PLDT offers vast and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines. It has the most extensive fiber optic backbone and wireless, fixed line, broadband and satellite networks. No wonder, from 1928 up to the present, it dominates both the wired and the wireless form of communication, be it the internet, classic fixed lines or land line and wireless phone (via its subsidiary Smart Communication).

In celebration of its 85th year anniversary, PLDT wants to give back something to its loyal clientele via a Facebook promo.

Last September 30, 2013 (yes, when September ends), PLDT launched a new promo aptly called “PLDT & ME” which will run until the 25th of October, 2013.

My family and I are PLDT loyal clients for so many years now. So upon learning about the exciting promo, I got so giddy and couldn’t wait to win all those prizes!

How to join? 

You have two options: You can either watch this special video presentation or read more.


Read More…

You and I can join simply by downloading the “PLDT & Me” app from the following:

Participants can upload their photos once they have registered and they will receive an email from PLDT within 24 to 48 hours to let them know if the photos submitted are valid.

PLDT &Me encourages everyone to upload a photo of themselves, their relatives, or their friends using a PLDT telephone unit. The photo can be a throwback picture from as long ago as 1928, the year PLDT was founded, all the way up to present day.

Why is PLDT so keen on giving away such gadgets? Because these devices are among the different platforms that customers can enjoy with their PLDT subscription. PLDT’s Head of Public Affairs Ramon Isberto explains through this statement: 

“PLDT’s move into multimedia services seeks to take advantage of its extensive and robust fixed and mobile platforms to deliver digital media content such as entertainment like music, photos and video through various devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.”

Weekly e-raffles will be held beginning October 4, and all qualified participants will be eligible to win. The prizes are exciting because each raffle winner will receive not one but two Samsung gadgets—and there will be three winners every week. Prizes at stake are the following:

Here are the details of the weekly e-raffle draws:

Week 1:

Duration – starting 12:01 PM of September 30, 2013 up to 12 Noon of October 4, 2013 

Draw Date – October 4, 2013 at 4 PM

Announcement Date – October 4, 2013 at 7 PM

Prizes – 3 winners of Samsung Laptop NP270E4E-K06PH and Samsung Smart HDTV UA-32F4500

Week 2:

Duration – starting 12:01 PM of October 4, 2013 up to 12 Noon of October 11, 2013

Draw Date – October 11, 2013 at 4 PM

Announcement Date – October 11, 2013 at 7 PM

Prizes – 3 winners of Samsung Galaxy Tablet 3 10.1 GT-P5210ZWA and Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Phone

Week 3:

Duration – starting 12:01 PM of October 11, 2013 up to 12 Noon of October 18, 2013

Draw Date – October 18, 2013 at 4 PM

Announcement Date – October 18, 2013 at 7 PM

Prizes – 3 winners of Samsung Laptop NP270E4E-K06PH and Samsung Galaxy Tablet 3 10.1 GT-P5210ZWA 

Week 4:

Duration – starting 12:01 PM of October 18, 2013 up to 12 Noon of October 25, 2013 

Draw Date – October 25, 2013 at 4 PM

Announcement Date – October 25, 2013 at 7 PM

Prizes – 3 winners of Samsung Smart HDTV UA-32F4500 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Phone

Participants can submit as many photos as they want, but may win only once. Non-winning entries from previous draws will automatically be included in the following draws.

What are you waiting for? Join the newest PLDT online promo and win big prizes!

Enjoy and goodluck!

CIRCLE 8: Early Christmas Bazaar Brands Red Hot Sale 2013

CIRCLE 8: Early Christmas Bazaar Brands Red Hot Sale 2013

Better early than never. A sale for a cause by Circle 8

Everywhere you go nowadays, Christmas carols are being played on the radio, right? People are talking about their upcoming Christmas celebrations and vacations. Talking about the red letter days and holidays, Filipino buyers never fail to pick up the shopping cart and fill it up with presents for the Christmas Season. You may be running out of gift ideas this year as to where else can you get that unique gift for your family, friend and even your inaanak? Panic no more as Circle 8 Events (CEE), an events management group invites everyone to the Early Christmas Bazaar Brands Red Hot Sale 2013. What started a couple of years ago as a small agency for events, that is now a corporation, CEE is initiating the sale as a way of giving back to the good times and successes.

Happening from October 7 to 12, 2013  from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pinoy Big Brother Concert Hall in Quezon City, the Red Hot Sale will house a wide range of brands that shoppers will surely love. Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% off on items. Uplift shopping experience as different entertainment visit the gift galore. And to even splurge on happiness, daily raffle encourages shoppers to increase chances to win exciting prizes.

To ignite the drive for a good cause, portions of the sales will go to Bahay-Pastulan Pag-ibig at Pag-asa, Bahay Nazareth and St. Martin de Porres. These charitable institutions are housing elderly and street children respectively, giving care to those are in need of love and support. At the heart of Circle Eight Events is the outpouring of the affection for others, sharing the love for a greater reason. 

Participating Celebrities in the bazaar are the following:

  • Divine Lee
  • Ara Mina
  • Nene Tamayo
  • Kris Lawrence  
  • Say Alonzo. 

Circle Eight Events is an event service group based in Quezon City specializing in organizing corporate events, productions, fashion shows, venue setup, food styling, as well as web & graphic design. For inquires about the sale, contact 09175526233, 09324403429, or email at



De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila offers free DLSU College Entrance Tests to all graduating students from Philippine Public High Schools. The regional testing centers of DLSU will hold entrance exams from October to November 2013.

I always had this impression that this prestigious school doesn’t offer scholarship to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Boy, was I glad when I heard about this good news that I decided to share this news to all of you. Please share this piece of good news to all Public Senior High School Students in your area in Luzon, Vizayas and Mindanao.

DLSU will award full scholarships to the top 50 DLSU-CAT examinees from public schools and will offer at least 11 other scholarship schemes for deserving students.

For more information, please call 524-4611 local 166 or email

Good luck!

OCTOBER 15, 2013: A Non-working Holiday

OCTOBER 15, 2013: A Non-working Holiday

Good News to all students and employees out there! 

I know that a lot of you are always on the look out for a possible holiday or time off from your hectic working or class schedules. So, the timely announcement by Malacañan Palace declaring a holiday on the 15th of this month is a welcome respite, right?

FEAST OF SACRIFICE or Eid’l Adha will be celebrated on October 15, 2013, Tuesday, a public holiday throughout the country as declared by President Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr. through Proclamation No. 658

The President based the proclamation on Republic Act No. 9849 which provides that Eidul Adha (Eid’l Adha) be celebrated every year as a special nonworking day.

Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, but the date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body.

The other is Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Breaking the Fast that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid’l Adha is the 10th day in the month of Hajj, or the pilgrimage to Mecca, during which Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice that signifies mankind’s obedience to God.

This year the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos had recommended that the observance of Eid’l Adha be on October 15, “and the Eid’l Adha prayer be performed on the final declaration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” according to Malacañan Palace.

VIDEO: A Message To All Women

VIDEO: A Message To All Women

Every woman must know who she is.

I stumbled upon this video and I want to share this with all of you my dear readers because you are special. It is one of the most uplifting video I ever watched. When life had kicked you to the ground so many times, it comes to a point when you feel ugly, unwanted and unloved. Through this video, reclaim your spirit. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are awesome. Hear and believe it.                          


We do not own the video. No copyright infringement intended.

Who Will Be The Next Miss Resorts World Manila?

Who Will Be The Next Miss Resorts World Manila?

From hundreds of beautiful girls who auditioned in the search for Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 that began last September, twenty (20) lovely contestants were chosen. They are:

Candidate No. 1 – Jamie Herrell
Candidate No. 2 – Gabrielle Runnstrom
Candidate No. 3 – Rhea Nakpil
Candidate No. 4 – Samantha Purvor
Candidate No. 5 – Nastazha Cardel
Candidate No. 6 – Roz Mikaela Callejo
Candidate No. 7 – Avonlea Paraiso
Candidate No. 8 – Zahara Soriano
Candidate No. 9 – Erika San Buenaventura
Candidate No. 10 – Nikita Pia McElroy
Candidate No. 11 – Jaysel Arrozal
Candidate No. 12 – Elizabeth Sese
Candidate No. 13 – Natasha Julian
Candidate No. 14 – Priscilla Kim Dela Cruz
Candidate No. 15 – Anjellica Lopez
Candidate No. 16 – Roxanne Corluy
Candidate No. 17 – Regine Chung
Candidate No. 18 – Diane Joyce Ramirez
Candidate No. 19 – Canielle Faith Santos
Candidate No. 20 – Abigail Joyce Mendoza

This year’s finalists were officially presented to the media last Tuesday night, October 1, during a swimsuit competition held at The Plaza in Newport Mall in Pasay City.

The Darling of the Press was also chosen based on votes from the media people who attended the event.

23-year-old Jaysel Arrozal (Candidate No. 11), a fashion design student, won the Best in Swimsuit award.

On the other hand, 19-year-old student Nastazha Cardel (Candidate No. 5) of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) was voted Darling of the Press. 

Both received P25,000 worth of gift certificates from Calayan SurgiCentre Corp.

Before the Final Runway at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on November 30, the finalists will participate in a series of exciting events and activities including personality development training; hair, make-up and wardrobe seminars; and styling and fashion workshops among others. All the contestants will also be part of a glamorous fashion show while selected candidates will be included in the Resorts World Manila 2014 Calendar.
The winner of this year’s crown will get over P1.5 Million worth of cash and prizes, including an exclusive holiday cruise to Hong Kong via Star Cruises.

As RWM’s brand ambassador for an entire year, Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 will play a key role in events hosting, radio and TV guestings, fashion show and print ad modeling, and representing RWM in various events and activities.

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Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.
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Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. With a
variety of sumptuous dining options of over 50 food and beverages outlets
ranging from international fine dining to casual quick service restaurants, RWM
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as the home of The NEWPORT Mall which features high-fashion and international
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with stadium seating and ultramodern cinema technology. Watch grand-scale
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boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED
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Spend a whole
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RICHARD YAP: Sir Chief Launches Solo Debut Album

RICHARD YAP: Sir Chief Launches Solo Debut Album

Richard Yap, a.k.a. “Sir Chief,” the Chinito crush ng bayan from Cebu, conquered not only the heart of “Maya” but also the rest of the Philippine population via the ABS-CBN popular television program “Be Careful With My Heart”. 
Not the type that will rest on his laurels, Richard Yap entered a new stage in his career as a singer when he launched his solo debut album at Palacio de Maynila last Friday, September 26, 2013.

The Philippine music scene will never be the same again as “Sir Chief” serenades his fans with ‘easy listening’ song selections such as his cover version of Ric Segreto’s original  “Don’t Know What To Do, Don’t Know What to Say” which “Sir Chief” personally handpicked.

His self-titled debut album under Star Records features the following songs:
  • Promise Ain’t Enough
  • Think I’m in Love Again
  • Can Find No Reason
  • You Take My Breath Away
  • Chasing Cars
  • High
  • Afterglow
  • Oh Babe (Chinese version)
  • Please Be Careful with my Heart (bonus track)
  • Salamat (bonus track)
Richard Yap, a.k.a. Sir Chief, shared to everybody that the album is a dream come true. It’s a realization of his childhood dream to sing professionally.  He said he is very thrilled and thankful to his very popular TV program “Be Careful With My Heart” at ABS-CBN  because through the said program, people from Star Records discovered that he can sing.

Watch Sir Chief’s sample singing prowess in this video.

Richard Yap grew up listening to the music of: 

  • Queen
  • Barry Manilow
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Hall and Oates
  • Phil Collins
  • Mike Francis

He said that he doesn’t feel any pressure getting compared with other talented singers in the country. Richard Yap believes that his album covers all genres, from pop to ballad to alternative. “Sir Chief” further explains that his solo album will surely appeal not only to fans of his age group but also teens.

Richard’s album is now available at all record bars nationwide under Star Records for P250 only. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via, and iTunes.

For more information visit Star Records’ accounts – Facebook and Twitter.