Going beyond Free Facebook, Philippine telcos partner up with internet.org to provide FREE INTERNET access to Filipinos
Facebook founder Marck Zuckerberg's internet.org imagines a world where everyone, everywhere can access health, employment and local information websites without data charges. This initiative has recently reached the country via SMART Telecommunications and its partner telco brands Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular.
Now, everyone using any of these brands can browse select websites on the internet.org roster with no data charges or access partner sites via the internet.org Android app. Users simply need to text INTERNET to 9999 to enjoy the services.
Here are the current list of websites and services that users can browse without incurring additional data charges:
BabyCenter & MAMA
Facts for Life
Monday, March 30, 2015
the walking dead
Get a glimpse of The Walking Dead's spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead
The Walking Dead's companion series just released a teaser! Taking place days before the apocalypse where Rick and his crew are surviving, Fear the Walking Dead will give the audiences a glimpse of the world as it first encounters the outbreak.
Fear the Walking Dead has two seasons ordered by AMC so far, each with six episodes. No premiere date has been announced as of posting.
Monday, March 30, 2015
007: Spectre Trailer
Picking up shortly after the events of Skyfall, 007: Spectre dives into Bond's past and brings him into conflict with his longtime foes S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
007: Spectre stars Daniel Craig with series newcomers Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott alongside franchise veterans Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Harris and Rory Kinnear.
The film opens Nov. 6, 2015.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Starbucks to release Limited Edition Collector Series City Mugs featuring Manila and Cebu
On March 23, Starbucks will release the Starbucks Relief Mugs, the newest addition to the Collector Series City Mugs. This limited edition series features Manila and Cebu in specially sculptured designs.
Relief is a sculptural technique wherein the shapes carved on a surface stands out from the background. A must have for collectors I must say.
The Manila Mug features the famous landmarks in Manila - Luneta Park, Paco Park, Philippine Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, National Museum, Palacio del Gobernador, Manila City Hall, Fort Santiago and the iconic Philippine mode of transportation, the Jeepney. SRP ₱550, ₱625 (NAIA 1)
The Cebu Mug features landmarks of the Queen City of the South - Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Basilica del Santo Niño, Halad Museum, Lapu-Lapu Bridge, Carbon Market and Mactan Shrine. SRP ₱550, ₱625 (NAIA 1)
Friday, March 20, 2015
arts and culture
Lance Raymundo to play Jesus Christ a year after surviving freak accident
Exactly a year ago, Lance Raymundo, his manager Shandii, and I were driving to a vegetarian restaurant when I learned that he was playing Jesus Christ in a passion play scheduled to be staged in a month. I told Lance that the most holy role of the Redeemer is a very huge shoe to fill and much is expected of him when it comes to imbibing the character in real life. He understood what I said very well and vowed that he would do everything to live up with it by giving a great performance. A week after that, Lance figured in a major accident that rocked the headlines for weeks. The whole accident, details and all, were downplayed so as not to worry his fans and friends. Truth be told, Lance almost didn’t make it. Only a miracle sent from above made him fully recover and made it possible for him to continue what he had started before.
For Lance, he could not ask for more blessings, or more miracles – because everything that has been presented to him, professionally and personally, are all taken as life affirming instructions for him to do things better, and for him to become a better person. For someone who has been given another chance to live beautifully, Lance is counting each day as a blessing – and as a reminder of this gift, he vows to live by example and inspiring people. He believes that the physical ordeal that he experienced prepared him to portray the role of the Messiah with humility and sincerity.
Senaculo 2015, which is produced by Greenfield Corporation and directed by award-winning actor and theater director, Lou Veloso, will be staged during the Holy Week. It will be kicking-off on March 29 at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City. Succeeding performances will be held at San Juan Gymnasium, Sta Ana Manila, and Baguio City.
Lance’s preparations have tested his physical endurance, emotional sensibilities, and of course, his acting and singing skills. If one thinks that he has already exceeded the most difficult times – trials, incidents, accidents, and challenges still happen – and these things have all culminated exactly a year after. The great part of it is that miracles still continue to come his way. No new scars wouldn’t heal with the power of his faith and prayers now – or otherwise, Lance jokes that either he is really that blessed or his body is now made of full metals, considering the amount of reconstructive surgeries he had to endure before.
Senaculo 2015 will also feature both veteran and up and coming film and theater actors playing key roles, such as returning multi-awarded actor Bernardo Bernardo, Bodgie Pascua, Ced Carreon, Aldrico Padilla, Nina Campos (the daughter of pharmaceutical tycoon and Greenfield District CEO Jeffrey Campos), and former Tanghalang Pilipino resident actor Tracy Quila. The passion play which has been running for decades as Veloso’s lifelong “panata” prides a remarkable cast of community theater talents from Teatro Sta Ana.
By Archie Del Mundo
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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