Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Microsoft Blogger's Night

Microsoft Philippines preps-up the local blogging community with its upcoming Microsoft Blogger's Night.

Microsoft Philippines set up an online community event for 100 selected bloggers as part of its Microsoft VIP mix for January 2010.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

OLX: A New Philippine Classified Ads Online

I first ventured into online selling with a Philippine based Korean-run auction site a few years ago. A friend and I had a good start and I still sell from time to time. I also do purchase some items. In those experiences, I could say that pre-paid cellphone loads are among the hottest items.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Skybroadband Trivia Overload Rides Facebook App Craze

After the successful Mafia Wars, Restaurant City, and Farm Town, the newest Facebook application - Skybroadband Trivia Overload - will test your brain power and stretch those neural muscles!

From now until April 8, 2010, experience the Skybroadband Trivia Overload Facebook application. More than scoring some knowledge, the players could even get the chance to win some cool gadgets!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Spy Next Door Movie Brings Back Jackie Chan Comic-Action

Your Spy Next Door movie will be a fun one-and-a-half-hour comic-action movie for your family and kids. With decent action scenes, Jackie Chan style.

For some, it can actually be the problem - the usual Jackie Chan funny-action movie. However, if you do enjoy Jackie's funny antics, and your children also does, it could be worth your, and your family's, while.

Spy next Door's action-comedy theme and simplistic plot is bound to give people a number of laughs. Chan's return to Hollywood after the groundbreaking Forbidden Kingdom where he starred in with fellow Asian Jet Li, is surely welcomed. This time around, Jackie is an inactive spy who suddenly finds himself reluctantly in for another mission challenging his espionage skills while on the way to becoming his girlfriends' kids' new dad.

Lions Gate Films selected Chan as he sensibly fits the role of Bob Ho, the undercover CIA spy who chooses to settle down with next-door girlfriend Gillian (Amber Valletta).

He suddenly turns from being a spy by night into a babysitter by day. Things gets even more complicated with the three reluctant kids and some nasty Russian villains with a biological arsenal that feeds on oil threatening its supply.

Other stars joining Jackie Chan include George Lopez, Lucas Till, and celebrity dad Billy Ray Cyrus. Released locally by Viva International Pictures and directed by Brian Levant, Spy Next Door movie opens nationwide on January 15, 2010.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Fitness First Taps Facebook Game for Slimming

Fitness First, a global fitness company, recently launched its very own "Cut the Fat Challenge" Facebook Application, an interactive game about achieving one’s ideal weight through working out and eating the proper diet.
Everyone wants to begin the New Year by shedding pounds gained from the holiday feasting. Fitness First tries to offer just that with its new application on social networking site Facebook. Just like any interactive application on Facebook, the goal is to enjoy the game with your Facebook friends and thereby strengthening the bond of your network.

Dedicated to motivating people to improve their overall health, Fitness First’s Facebook application draws attention to fitness and incorporates actual physical exercise in the digital interaction challenge,” mentions Mark Ellis (Fitness First Philippines Country Manager).
The Cut the Fat Facebook Challenge provides an interactive perspective on the relationship of food intake and its equivalent calories to the overall body mass index and weight. Fitness First continues to merge innovation and fun with their fitness routines to adapt healthy and fit lifestyles, while extending it to the interactive game for the online community.

Just don't get too much addicted to it or you'll be stuck in front of the PC the whole day and end up with less actual exercise. :)
Check out the Facebook app at to start cutting the fat.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Philippine Holidays

As the new year breaks, people start to plan for the rest of the year with their list of Philippine 2010 holidays. Either checking out the holy week or the long-weekend holidays as a guide for their 'leave' plans.
Here's the list for your convenience based from Proclamation 1841 declaring the list of 2010 Philippine holidays.

January 01 - New Year’s Day
February 22 - People Power Revolution Anniversary (Mon nearest Feb 25) **
April 01 - Maundy Thursday (Holy Week)
April 02 - Good Friday
April 09 - Araw ng Kagitingan
May 01 - Labor Day
June 14 - Independence Day (Monday nearest June 12)
July 27 - Iglesia ni Cristo Founding anniversary ***
August 23 - Ninoy Aquino Day *
August 30 - National Heroes Day (last Monday of August)
November 01 - All Saints Day (Monday) *
November 29 - Bonifacio Day (Monday nearest November 30)
December 24 - Special Non-Working Day *
December 25 - Christmas Day (Saturday)
December 27 - Rizal Day (Monday nearest December 30).
December 31 - Special Non-Working Day *

May 10 is a national election day and is a special non-working holiday.

Holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha are yet to be declared

All are regular holidays are marked appropriately
* special non-working days
** a special holiday for all schools
***special national “working holiday”

So there you go, planning ahead have it's benefits! Let us maximize the Philippine holidays this 2010 with efficient planning resulting to more quality time with our families and loved ones. God bless the Philippines this 2010.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Digital Manila is 1 Year Old!

Thank you all for supporting Digital Manila in its first 365 days of existence. From the current mix-magazine type of blog, expect a big change at the end of the third quarter of 2010.

If 2008 significantly started the year of blogger events, 2009 witnessed a deluge! It's clearly visible with the number of posts here in Digital Manila how the blogging community have emerged and developed.

And I think, in 2010, the blogosphere will be similarly crowded, if not more.

It will be a big change where Digital Manila will transform to having it's own specific niche while a number of affiliate blogs will be born at the same time to catch the other niches to be left by Digital Manila. All of them will belong to one umbrella of united network of blogs.

Think Digital Manila in a wider scope - all this in 10-10-10 (October 10, 2010).

Manila, get ready!

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