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PLDT Home Has Launched Roku PoweredTM TVolution in Philippines

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It’s here! PLDT Home creates history once again with the launch of Asia’s first Roku PoweredTM TVolution.

The country’s leading digital services provider introduces the game-changing device, Roku PoweredTM TVolution, an all-in-one, plug-and-play box that will take TV viewing to a whole new level with its worlds of entertainment.

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With this all-in-one powerful box, you can watch HD TV channels from Cignal, the Philippines’ largest pay TV provider; biggest selection of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies from iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets; critically-acclaimed TV series and films from Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network; over a billion hours of videos every single day from YouTube, the world’s largest streaming website; plus over 100 free streaming channels. This means easy, one-click access to all your favorite entertainment content without having to switch between multiple boxes.

For families whose viewing habits have evolved into individual screen viewing – whether through mobile, tablet, or PCs – they can now enjoy all their favorite shows on TV. The Roku PoweredTM TVolution brings Filipino families together by allowing them to bond over extensive selection of video entertainment in one convenient screen.

PLDT Home has always been at the forefront of innovation, both in technology and in content, and today, we mark another milestone for internet TV, not just in the Philippines, but also in the region,” PLDT FVP and Home Business Head Oscar A. Reyes, Jr. said. “The Roku PoweredTM TVolution will change the way Filipino families enjoy entertainment together in the comforts of their homes. We look forward to ushering in the new age of family video entertainment, thanks to our partners.

A new era in entertainment

To mark this breakthrough innovation and partnership, PLDT Home recently hosted an exclusive launch at the posh Shangri-La at the Fort. The powerhouse event brought together industry titans, led by PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, and A-list celebrities and influencers, with no less than Miss Universe 2015 and PLDT Home ambassador Pia Wurtzbach hosting the night’s affairs.

Guests immersed in the entertainment spectacle enabled by the Roku PoweredTM TVolution and the country’s most powerful broadband, PLDT Home Fibr, as they experienced first-hand the box’s user-friendly features and compelling content. The set-up gave guests a glimpse of how the powerful box could change the way families bond together at home.

Existing PLDT Home Fibr subscribers will be the first to enjoy the new Roku PoweredTM TVolution for only an additional P199 per month that comes with the device, a trial of the Cignal HD TV Plan 1590, and a built-in iflix subscription. PLDT Home also offers subscribers paid content from different providers such as Netflix with minimal additional charges. While the bundled box and service are available to all PLDT Home subscribers, PLDT Home Fibr subscribers will get to enjoy exclusive offers such as no delivery and no cash out charges.

Roku is the latest addition to PLDT Home’s growing and industry-leading roster of global entertainment partners. It is powered by PLDT Home Fibr, which delivers world-class broadband of up to 1 Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds. This means high-speed browsing, seamless entertainment access and top-of-the-line home security services for as low as Php 1,899 per month, now available in over three million homes nationwide and representing the widest fiber reach in the Philippines.

Aside from the Roku PoweredTM TVolution, PLDT also officially introduced to the guests four new groundbreaking services including the Whole Home WiFi Plan, the country’s first all-in-one broadband and smart Wi-Fi network plan that provides seamless Fibr experience in your entire home; the Home Geek Squad, a pioneering team of “technical architects” dedicated to PLDT Home Fibr subscribers; the V-Fibr Plan, which allows existing PLDT Home DSL subscribers enjoy fiber-fast speeds of up to 100 Mbps at home; and Fox+, a streaming app where subscribers get access to thousands of hours of high-definition content, latest TV series, inspiring documentaries, blockbuster movies, and biggest live sports straight from their TV channels such as Fox Movies, Fox Sports, and National Geographic.

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US-Based Pinoy Doctors to Hold Free Surgical Mission in Palawan

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A US-based association of Filipino physicians is set to conduct the first-ever medical and surgical mission in Palawan for this year at the newly-constructed Aborlan Medicare Hospital (AMH) in Barangay Ramon Magsaysay in the town of Aborlan.

The medical mission would be from Jan. 22 to 24, Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta Jr. said on Saturday.

It will be led by the North Texas Association of Philippine Physicians (NTAPP) in cooperation with Governor Jose Alvarez, 3rd District Congressman Gil Acosta, 3rd District Board Member Albert Rama, and the municipal government of Aborlan.

Acosta said the NTAPP was composed of 44 Filipino physicians who arrived Sunday to bring free medical and minor surgical services to indigent residents of Aborlan town.

These are circumcision, harelip, breast-lumpectomy, biopsy, simple mastectomy, herniorrhaphy, hysterectomy-myomectomy, oophorectomy, appendectomy, colon resection with end to end anastomosis, amputation for gangrene, thyroidectomy, lysis adhesions, colostomy, cesarean section and tubal ligation.

Dr. Maria Arlin Josue, AMH chief, said they had already prepared for the medical and surgical mission, and were excited for the residents of Aborlan.

“Para sa mga nais makibahagi sa naturang aktibidad, maaaring makipag-ugnayan sa mga Operation Centers ng Rescue 165 na nakatalaga sa mga munisipyo sa lalawigan (For those who want to avail of free medical and surgical services they offer, residents can coordinate with the Operation Centers of Rescue 165),” she said.

Josue added they are grateful that the first medical and surgical mission in the province for this year chose Aborlan as it will surely help a lot of residents who lack funds to pay even for minor surgeries.

AMH is a 50-bed capacity medicare hospital in the first class municipality of Aborlan, located 69 kilometers from the capital of Puerto Princesa.

Its construction was funded cooperatively by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA, the Palawan government, and the local government unit of Aborlan.

It was part of 15 others being constructed in different municipalities in the province, including the island town of Coron.

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Fiesta Señor and Sinulog 2018 Goes Digital

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Amid the digital era, organizers of the Sinulog festival have decided to tap social media to help deliver the message on the real essence of the celebration, which is the devotion and gratitude to the Holy Child Jesus, Sto. Niño.

Sinulog Foundation Inc. has launched the Sinulog 2018 app, where users can plot their own Sinulog route and schedule, as well as take a good look at various Sinulog activities, parade contingents, and the official route maps.

The app also enables the user to vote for this year’s Sinulog festival queen of their choice.

“One of the goals for the Sinulog 2018 is to bring back the essence of Sinulog to the Sto. Niño, especially to the younger generation who generally just wants to party,” said Stephanie Villarica, Sinulog Foundation Inc. Marketing and Promotions head.

In coordination with the social media teams of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the organizers are also exerting efforts in expanding social media presence.

Both government institutions will serve as reliable sources and will provide real-time updates during the celebration.

Aside from downloading the Sinulog 2018 app, Sinulog head secretariat Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes also encourages the public to download prayer apps.

Sinulog activities

Dubbed as “Kalingawan sa Plaza,” nightly activities are held at the Plaza Independencia for free. Fresh farm produce are also sold around the area.

The organizers also stressed that there will no longer be booths and Sinulog activities held along the Fuente Osmeña circle.

The Cebu City Government recently banned all parties and sale of liquor within 300 meters of the route.

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GCash to Raffle off 10 iPhone X for The SM Store Shoppers

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The SM Store shoppers nationwide are in for a treat as GCash mobile wallet is set to raffle off 10 iPhone X from February to April this year.

To qualify, existing and new GCash App users just need to pay their The SM Store purchases using the GCash scan to pay feature which all The SM Stores in the country started accepting last December. Each single receipt value of at least P500 is equal to one raffle entry. Promo is valid on a monthly basis from January 15 to April 15, 2018 per DTI-FTEB Permit No.0579 Series of 2018.

Distribution of prizes, draw schedules, and valid entries are as follows:

Spend Period

Jan 15 – Feb 15, 2018

Feb 16 – March 15, 2018

March 16 – April 15, 2018

Draw date

Feb 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

Number of iPhones

3

3

4

While monthly winners are no longer qualified for the succeeding raffle draws, others may still get a chance to win the following month by transacting using GCash scan to pay in The SM Store again.

The winners will be notified by GCash through registered mail, mobile number (SMS and phone call) for instructions on how to claim their prize. The announcement of raffle winners will also be done through the Official GCash Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/gcashofficial/) according to announcement schedule.

How to use GCash scan to pay:

  1. Download the GCash app on your smartphone and sign up, or update the GCash app to the latest version and login.
  2. Click “Pay QR” on the dashboard, then click “Scan QR Code” to access the QR scanner. You can also swipe left from the dashboard to access the scanner immediately.
  3. Scan to pay in The SM Store during payment
  4. Input the amount to be paid as stated by the merchant’s POS and frontliner
  5. Confirm the payment details of the transaction
  6. Upon success of payment, an sms will be received by the customer and the merchant front liner indicating that payment has been done.

Not yet a GCash subscriber? Register to GCash now by downloading the GCash App or by dialing *143#, select GCash and register.

Learn more about GCash by visiting www.gcash.com. Follow its social media channels: www.facebook.com/gcashofficial,www.twitter.com/gcashofficial, and www.instagram.com/gcashofficial.

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Calape’s ‘Fishyalan’ Opens in February

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In an effort to offer an alternative tour site to mall and resorts goers, the local government unit of Calape and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is set to open its ‘fishyalan’ next month.

Located at BFAR’s Central Visayas Multi-Species Nursery Demonstration and Training Center at Barangay Bentig, the ‘fishyalan’ is a unique place for visitors to hang out and learn new fisheries technology.

This way, BFAR can also better disseminate its advocacies, as well as information about its different programs and projects toward the development of the fisheries sector in the region.

Calape Information Officer Nicolas Sendrijas said when they open ‘fishyalan’ to the public, an entrance fee of P20/person will be collected.

The rate for children 12 years old below is P15, while rental for fishing gear with bait is P5 wherein visitors pay for the fish they catch.

They can opt to cook it there or they may bring it home.

Sendrijas, also the President of the Association of United Development Information Officers in Bohol (AUDIO-Bohol), held their first out-of-town Bisita Opisina and agency familiarization program hosted by LGU Calape at the Conference Room of BFAR’s Central Visayas Multi-Species Nursery Demonstration and Training Center on January 11.

The people’s organization, Bentig Farmers-Fishermen’s Association, is set to undergo a training on entrepreneurship to be conducted by the University of San Carlos (USC) Business Administration.

When operational and at the end of the fiscal year, the net income generated will be shared 50-50 between the PO and LGU Calape, according to Sendrijas.

As of now, worth P3 million of milkfish ( bangus, ) siganid (kitong) , pompano (talakitok) , tilapia, mangrove crab, and grouper (pugapo) have been stocked in the two fish ponds of fishyalan.

The Memorandum of Agreement for the operation of fishyalan was signed by Calape Mayor Nelson Yu and BFAR Regional Director Allan Poquita. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

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