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Archive for October 2009

Ayayay! Boracay!

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An old summer hit by sizzling Abbey

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Typhoon Mirinae Is Coming To Town (Philippines)

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Path of Typhoon Mirinae to the Philippines

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

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Halloween Treat – 50 Percent Off Brothers Burgers

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Only available at Cebu, BF Paranaque, Ortigas, Malaet, Pasong Tamo, SM Megamall, Tomas Morato, Capitol Hills, Paseo de Sta. Rosa and Telus Araneta Center.

Brothers Burger Halloween Treat

For inquiries, call 815-0732.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 29, 2009 at 6:56 am

Filipino in Top 10 Finalist for CNN Hero for the Year Award

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Twenty-eight year old Filipino named EFREN PENAFLORIDA was bullied by gangs in high school. Today, he offers Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. For the past 12 years, Peñaflorida and his team of teen volunteers have taught basic reading and writing to children living on the streets. Their main tool: A pushcart classroom. Born into a poor family, he lived in a shanty near the city dump site. But he says he refused to allow his circumstances to define his future.

He created the Dynamic Teen Company to offer his classmates an outlet to lift up themselves and their community. For Peñaflorida, that meant returning to the slums of his childhood to give kids the education he felt they deserved. Since 1997, an estimated 10,000 members have helped teach more than 1,500 children living in the slums. The organization supports its efforts by making and selling crafts and collecting items to recycle.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Philippine Cities Cebu, Makati, Quezon City, Mandaluyong in Top Global Outsourcing Lists

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Cebu City hits the number one spot in’s Top 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities. Shanghai and Beijing cities, both in China, followed Cebu City in the list. Makati City, on the other hand, makes the 8th place in the Top 8 Global Outsourcing Centers. This list includes (from the top) Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, all from India, and Dublin in Ireland.

There are also two Philippine cities that is part of the 2008 Top 50 newly-emerging outsourcing hotspots, namely, Quezon City (21st) and Mandaluyong City (45th).

The studies’ overall ranking are based on the following location assessment categories: scale and quality of workforce, cost, business catalyst, risk profile, infrastructure availability, and quality of life. Also, the “choice city” has now given way to “choice of country.”

The lists are according to a study by CyberMedia’s Global Services and investment advisory firm Tholons.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 6:43 am

German Moreno – The Ultimate Philippine Entertainment Star Builder

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For almost 50 years, this man has been a staple character on our television screens. If it weren’t for him, we would not have the likes of Lea Salonga, Ruffa Gutierrez, Judy Ann Santos, Billy Crawford and Sharon Cuneta in the showbiz industry today. He is the ultimate star builder, an industry legend, and the one and only Master Showman: German Moreno.

Read more at Philippine Entertainment Portal

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

The Classic Palmolive TV Ad That Created Alice Dixon

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I just couldn’t help but post this YouTube video. For the 80’s people, this not only created the career of Alice Dixon but generated that shoulder-circling, kikay-like, “I can feel it!” craze!

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm