Nokia Lumia 800 exclusive on Globe

The new Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone) is coming exclusively to Globe Postpaid. Get the latest innovation brought to you by the Nokia-Microsoft partnership today with this unique smartphone. Globe has agreed on an exclusive partnership with Nokia, making them the sole carrier in the Philippines to offer the Nokia Lumia 800 in their postpaid lineups. The best of all that, as we all know Globe for their trademark Postpaid plans as of late – you can enjoy your Globe (and your Nokia Lumia 800) just the way you want at the plan that suits you best. Before that, let’s have a look at what the this Windows Phone from Nokia has in store for all of us: * 3.7-inch, curved glass, AMOLED touch screen * 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens * Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango * Voice activated commands for calling, calendar, online search and text dictation * Office 365 featuring seamless access to your email, calendar, contacts and documents * Access to Windows Phone Marketplace for apps and Xbox LIVE games * Internet Explorer 9 with HTML5 support, Bing web search * SkyDrive storage and file sharing * Nokia Drive and Maps software supported by GPS, A-GPS and Wi-Fi positioning The cheapest way to get your hands on the Lumia 800 would be the 1499/month offering of Globe Postpaid, which comes bundled with Unlimited Mobile Browsing, and 1 Freebie from A-C & E of your choice. The Nokia Lumia comes free at the 2499 plan and can be availed at a discount for plans cheaper than that. Like the Globe Unlisurf Combo Plan 999 I...

Earth Hour – March 31, 2012

Join an estimate of 2 billion citizens of this planet in the largest voluntary movement for mother earth this coming March 31, for Earth Hour 2012. Philippines involvement in Earth Hour Earth Hour begun as a single-city initiative in 2007; from 7:30 to 8:30pm on March 31 (2007), 2.2 million people switched off their lights to celebrate Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia. The power saved during the 60-minute switch-off was equivalent to removing 48,613 cars off Sydney roads for an hour. Earth Hour became a global movement in 2008. The Philippines was the first Southeast Asian nation to pledge full support. Its flagship cities of Pasay, Manila, Parañaque and Makati observed a switch-off ceremony from 8:00 to 9:00pm on March 28, 2008, at the CCP grounds. Over 50 local towns and cities participated in the one-hour lights-out. Total power savings amounted to 80MWh was saved in Luzon alone — equivalent to shutting down a coal-fired power plant for one hour. In 2009, the Philippines became the top Earth Hour country in terms of town and city participation, with 647 Philippine towns and cities joining in. Ten million Filipinos saved at least 611 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in 2009 – equivalent to a temporary shutdown of a dozen coal-fired power plants. In 2010, 1076 Philippine towns and cities participated — more than enough to retain the title. A record-breaking 1661 Philippine cities and municipalities switched off their lights for Earth Hour in 2011 – making the country a three-time Earth Hour champion and an official Earth Hour ‘Hero Country’. Since its inception, Earth Hour has grown to a 5251-city-strong...

The Hunger Games Soundtrack

The Hunger Games Official Soundtrack album was released last March 20, 2012 on iTunes. Songs include Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift and other mainstream artist. The Hunger Games is slated to be one of the best movies of 2012. Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc launched the official “The Hunger Games Soundtrack” on iTunes yesterday. The album has been well received so far by listeners from all around the world. That’s no real surprise, knowing that the Hunger Games Soundtrack includes performances by mainstream artists like the very popular Taylor Swift and Maroon 5. All in all, the iTunes mastered The Hunger Games Soundtrack includes 16 songs, along with Digital Booklet (like most album purchases do on iTunes anyway) ### Fitting for the Hunger Games Movie Listeners say that the album fits perfectly well to the book that they’ve read, and believe it to be even more suitable to the movie that’s to be premiered today. Other listeners though were kind of doubtful having all these mainstream artist performing the songs. Here’s what the reviewer said: > This soundtrack completely fits the tone of the books and the meloncholy story of the Hunger Games… Oddly, not disappointed. I was worried when I saw so many mainstream artists on the soundtrack. But they captured it perfectly! ***Taylor Swift: “Safe & Sound” and “Eyes Open”** Country singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has two songs on the soundtrack album. I have to say that both songs really fit well into the story and the book that I have read only until the first couple of chapters – because, sorry, I’m...

2 of 5 Pinoy Teens are smokers

A recent study conducted by the National Youth Commission (NYC) shows that 2 out of 5 Pinoy Teens are smokers. There has been a noteworthy increase in smokers from ages between 13 and 15 years old. Pegging in an over 2 million (38.2 percent) increase compared to previous years. An earlier study conducted in 2007 revealed that there were a total of 5.72 million Pinoy Teens who were smoking. It was a pretty even share between boys and girls with 2.92 million and 2.80 million smokers respectively. There is surely a need for smoking addiction rehabilitation for these more than five million Pinoy teens. The NYC is now pushing for the passage of House Bill 5727 or the Restructuring Exercise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco which would significantly increase the excise tax on tobacco products as a deterrent to keep the minors from buying cigarettes. NYC chairman Leon Flores III argues that “if the prices of the cigarettes grow significantly, there’ll be less people who will buy them”. Cendana points out that the Philippines has the cheapest priced cigarettes in the whole South East Asian region, making them even accessible to teenagers. By increasing the prices of tobacco products, teenagers would have limited access to them." The news is getting worse people, because the Philippines is enlisted as the 9th in the list of countries that have prevalance of smokers. Personal thoughts on Pinoy Teens and smoking I’m happy to say that I am not a smoker. I haven’t even tried it. I think it’s very sad that more and more young people engage into smoking. It can be...

TV5 invades Davao City yet again!

Summer in Davao will heat up as Kapatid stars paint the town red to celebrate Araw ng Dabaw with TV5’s exciting ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid’ activities. On Friday, March 16, TV5 starts the day right with the live airing of Good Morning Club straight from Davao, with hosts Amy Perez, Chiqui Roa-Puno and Tintin Bersola-Babao sharing highlights on the Parada Dabawenyo as well as special Araw ng Dabaw updates. Starting at 2:00 p.m., Dabawenyos can head off to the Rizal Park to and catch the special TV marathon of TV5 dramaseryes. Recent episodes of the David Archuleta-starrer ‘Nandito Ako’ and TV5’s afternoon soaps ‘Felina’ and ‘Isang Dakot na Luha’ will be shown. The highlight of the Kapatid Araw ng Dabaw celebration is a special show top-billed by TV5 stars Lorna Tolentino, Zoren Legazpi, Alex Gonzaga, Arnel Ignacio, Shalala and Davao’s own Talentadong Pinoy grand finalist Beatbox Gor. To be held at the Rizal Park starting at 4:00 p.m., ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid sa Araw ng Dabaw’ offers exciting games and even more exciting prizes right before the special performance prepared by the Kapatid stars. The grandest and biggest adventure race in the world will also hit Davao City as The Amazing Race Philippines hold auditions on March 17 and 18. Details of the auditions will be announced at the ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid sa Araw ng Dabaw’ show on March 16. For more information on audition requirements, visit www.theamazingrace.ph. Sugod Mga Kapatid is a regional campaign that promotes TV5’s programs and artists in key cities nationwide, engaging more Filipinos and giving them a taste of what the Happy Network is all about....