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Dive and Run on 100 Years of Guam’s History

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Here’s a little bit of history about Guam, popular with divers ’round the world but not too much with plain tourists like us.

Twenty-six years ago, the German cruiser SMS Cormoran II was scuttled in Guam’s Apra harbor That was April 7th of 1917, during World War I. Then, on August 27, 1943, the era of World War II, the Japanese freighter Tokai Maru was torpedoed and sunk right over the wreck of the Cormoran, laying 120 feet below sea level. In July 1974, the SMS Cormoran II was listed on the Guam Register of Historic Places, as well as the National Register of Historic Places a year later.

This makes Guam having the only dive site in the world with wrecks from two world wars. So, in honor of this piece of history and the lives that perished on the SMS Cormoran II, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th anniversary by holding memorial services on April 7, 2017, with wreath-laying activities at Apra Harbor and the Naval Cemetery in Hagatna, and a series of lectures and an exhibit during the weeklong celebration.

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Guam’s annual premier running event, the United Airlines Guam Marathon, will also happen on the same day, the fifth year running, together with the Hafa Adai Expo and Pick up event.

The 5th United Airlines Guam Marathon (or more known as “UGM”) happens on April 9th from 3:00AM until 11:00AM. The participant or runner packet pick up location will be at the Hafa Adai Expo which opens on April 7th from 12:00PM until 6:00PM, and will continue to be open to the public the following day, April 8th from 9:00AM until 6:00PM. There will also be a running clinic by Naoko Takahashi, 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medalist and UGH ambassador, lots of booths, live entertainment, cultural activities, food concessions, official UGM and running merchandise shops, and other #OnlyOnGuam activities. Of course, there will also be shopping incentives and discounts to be given to all registered runners, visitors and local residents.

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Culminating all these activities is a BBQ Beach Party at the Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial Park, located at Ypao Beach overlooking Tumon Bay, with live concert performances, beach games, the traditional Tumon Bay post-race dip, beachfront photos (you gotta do this – sunset selfie is a must!), food, drinks, and more entertainment.

The UGM is also sponsored by the Guam Visitors Bureau and the Pacific Islands Club. For more information about the SMS Cormoran Centennial Commemoration and the 2017 UGM marathon, please visit www.unitedguammarathon.com or www.visitguam.com/SMSCORMORANGUAM. You can also visit and like GVB’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/visitguamph and GVB’s Instagram @visitguamph

Source: Tropical Productions Inc. (TPI) via Carmel Carpio

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

March 27, 2017 at 7:29 am

Hya Tara Leonardo and Her Disney Princess I Dare to Dream Adventure

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Hya Tara Leonardo, who is fondly known as Hya, is the eldest of six contestants of Lea Salonga’s Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream concert happening on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, to be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The other five contestants Sirach Catipay, Stephanie Jordan, Jaden Narvios, Liana San Diego, and Alexi Tan.

Hya, who is 16 years of age, is the breadwinner of her family; she stopped schooling to financially support her grandmonther and special-needs brother. To do that, Hya sings and dances at clubs, private parties, weddings and such to make ends meet. Her mother abandoned them while her father passed away.

She was even the day’s winner in the Tawag Ng Tanghalan Kids competition last year In February 24, 2016.

Hya wants to be a Broadway actress and singer, just like her idol Lea Salonga. She says, “I want to be rich like people who have iPhones.” Hya has always dreamt of performing in front of a large audience. On March 22nd, one of her dreams will come true.

Globe Live is presenting this musical celebration of Disney Princess movies with the competition of the six young girls mentioned above, all vying for a chance to be featured in Disney’s online video series: Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream. The main celebrity coach and peformer for this concert is Lea Salonga, with performances coming from Aicelle Santos, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Janina Vela, Julie Anne San Jose, KC Concepcion, Morissette, Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos.

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GET 50% OFF WHEN YOU USE THIS PROMO CODE

Get 50 percent discount on every “Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream Concert” ticket by simply using the Promo Code = Pbnet143 via https://smtickets.com/events/view/5485 or over-the-counter.

The maximum single transaction using the Promo Code is buying six (6) tickets.

The Promo Code is available starting today until concert time on March 22, 2017, courtesy of the partnership between Globe Telecom and the Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNet).

Press release from @pbnetworkph #pbnetworkph #pbnet #GlobeTelecom #idaretodream #createbigdreams

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Use Your GCash to Buy Load, Send Money, Pay Bills, Purchase Items and Win a Brand New Nissan Juke

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This is your last chance to bring home a brand-new Nissan Juke as we’re down to the final week of GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Promo.    We also made it easier for you to qualify for the raffle.  Just use your GCash account to buy load, send money, pay bills, purchase items via GCash MasterCard or GCash American Express Virtual Pay, etc. Every completed transaction is equivalent to one raffle entry. You have until December 20 to participate.  All entries from week 1 to 11 will also be counted in the December 21 grand draw. 

So, hurry and go all out this Christmas season.

Promo Mechanics:

  • Every week leading to Christmas, we will be giving out gifts to our GCash customers as they accomplish certain GCash tasks. To qualify for the December 16 – December 20  promo, a GCash customer must successfully complete any transaction using their GCash account. This week’s raffle draw is on December 21.
  • This promo is open to all users of GCash who are currently residing in the Philippines.
  • Only entries accumulated within a given period shall qualify for a specific draw.
  • Winners of the weekly draw can also win in the grand raffle draw and also can join the next weekly raffle draws. Winner should be a transacting subscriber and not a transacting partner.
  • Prizes are not transferable and non-convertible to cash.
  • All GCash employees including their relatives up to the second degree of affinity or consanguinity are disqualified in joining the promo.
  • Winners will be notified through registered mail, FB post, and a call from a GCash representative.
  • Prizes will be delivered to the winners as reflected in their registered address.
  • Final taxes on the cash credit prizes as well as the registration and other related expenses on the vehicle will be shouldered by GCash.
  • Winners can claim the prize until 60 days from the receipt of notification, unclaimed prizes should be forfeited.

DTI-FTEB-SPD Permit No. 15271 Series of 2016

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Source: Mynt via Globe Telecom

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Shop Guam App Launched During 5th Shop Guam e-Festival

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Håfa Adai! That is Guam’s version of welcoming you to this U.S. island territory in Micronesia, all 160,000 plus people living in this Western Pacific paradise of tropical beaches, Chamorro villages, world-famous sunsets and ancient latte-stone pillars. These are just a few reasons why millions of tourists have made Guam their top travel choice. The one other preference for visiting Guam? Shopping!

I was there last year and I can only say this is the nearest near-shore USA you can be when it comes to shopping. Their duty-free shops has one of the best selections of branded items with racked-down prices. Kmart’s there, too. And Ross? I just found out while there that Guam has the biggest Ross outlet.

So, this year, Guam Visitors Bureau’s Philippine rep office and head-honcho Carmel Carpio sent me a message saying there’s a mobile app now available for the sole purpose of helping you shop better while in Guam. The official Shop Guam app now brings over 230 offers from 178 vendors at your fingertips, from an exciting array of deals on luxury and popular brands, fine and casual dining, optional tours, entertainment, beauty, spa, tourism services, and much more. As a bonus, the Shop Guam e-Festival’s exclusive deals on Made in Guam products and Only on Guam activities will further enhance your experience, all through the Shop Guam app.

Guess what? The Shop Guam app is intuitive. It automatically alerts a shopper of a special offer whenever he or she is within a 40- to 50-meter range of a participating vendor. Browse the Events section of the Shop Guam app for in-store events at selected vendor locations and use the app to enter the Shop Guam e-Festival Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Guam travel package valued at $1,000USD!

This year’s Shop Guam e-festival includes exclusive offers from Balenciaga, Chloé, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, LeSportSac, Lacoste, and Rimowa, to name just a few of them.

The Shop Guam app is FREE to download and is available in six languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

So, download the Shop Guam App now and start planning your shopping spree in paradise. From December 1, 2016 to February 4, 2017, share your Shop Guam experience by tagging your photos with #ShopGuameFestival.

Use these links to download the Shop Guam app:

Android: http://pekson.com/shopguamandroid

iPhone: http://pekson.com/shopguamios

To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s PH Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/visitguamph, or you may follow the @visitguamph page on Instagram www.instagram.com/visitguamph.

Source: Guam Visitors Bureau Philippine Rep via Tropical Productions, Inc.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

December 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Posted in ICT, Incentives & Promotions, Travel & Tourism

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Join the Oppo NationalSelfieDay and Win an Oppo F1s – 100 Winners

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Your selfie could get you a new smartphone this holiday season.

December is indeed a season of giving. As a way of extending gratitude, mobile technology brand OPPO is giving away 100 units of F1s to lucky Facebook users who will participate in the National Selfie Day Contest.

“The National Selfie Day Contest is OPPO’s way of giving back after all the milestones we made this year. It’s also our way of rewarding netizens for creatively expressing their most unforgettable holiday moments in selfies,” said OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng.

To join the contest, participants must first go to OPPO Philippines’ Facebook page and click the National Selfie Photo Contest tab. Upon registration, participants must provide their full name, contact number, and email address. Each Facebook account can upload only one selfie entry.

Uploaded selfies must be in JPG, GIF, or PNG format and should be at least 300×300 pixels. For the entry to be valid, a creative caption must accompany the selfie along with the hashtags #OPPOSelfieExpert and #NationalSelfieDay.

Judges will select the winners from entries with the most votes. Participants can vote for only one entry but not their own selfie.

Winners will be announced on December 28 via OPPO’s Facebook page. They will also be notified through e-mail.

For more details about the contest mechanics, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/.

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About OPPO

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://global.oppo.com.

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Source: Oppo Philippines Press Release

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Use Your GCash App to Pay Bills or Buy Load and Win a Six-Month Free Subscription to Netflix

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If you can’t get enough of the movies and TV series in Netflix, here is your chance to win a six-month free subscription of the world’s most popular streaming media and video on demand app.  On top of it, you may also bring home a brand new Nissan Juke at the Grand Draw. All you need to do is use your GCash App to pay bills or buy load from December 9 to 15.  Each successful transaction entitles you to one (1) raffle entry.

With the GCash App, you can easily perform various GCash mobile money services such as:

  • Buy prepaid load for yourself or for other Globe/TM customers
  • Buy your favorite goods and services from participating merchants using a QR Code
  • Send money to another GCash-registered mobile number, a Facebook friend, or an email contact
  • Pay bills using GCash to over 100 billers nationwide
  • Manage your GCash Account
  • Check your balance and transactions history
  • Change your MPIN
  • Sign up and manage your GCash American Express® Virtual Pay account
  • View your card details
  • Change your Security Code
  • Renew your subscription

You may get the GCash App by downloading it for free from the App Store, Google Play, Blackberry App World, or the Window Store.  Visit www.facebook.com/gcashofficial for more information.

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Promo Mechanics:

  1. Every week leading to Christmas, we will be giving out gifts to our GCash customers as they accomplish certain GCash tasks. To qualify for the December 9 – December 15 promo, a GCash customer must successfully use the GCash App to pay bills or buy load to earn one (1) raffle entry.  This week’s raffle draw is on December 16.
  2. This promo is open to all users of GCash who are currently residing in the Philippines.
  3. Only entries accumulated within a given period shall qualify for a specific draw.
  4. Winners of the weekly draw can also win in the grand raffle draw and also can join the next weekly raffle draws. Winner should be a transacting subscriber and not a transacting partner.
  5. Prizes are not transferable and non-convertible to cash.
  6. All GCash employees including their relatives up to the second degree of affinity or consanguinity are disqualified in joining the promo.
  7. Winners will be notified through registered mail, FB post, and a call from a GCash representative.
  8. Prizes will be delivered to the winners as reflected in their registered address.
  9. Final taxes on the cash credit prizes as well as the registration and other related expenses on the vehicle will be shouldered by GCash.
  10. Winners can claim the prize until 60 days from the receipt of notification, unclaimed prizes should be forfeited.

DTI-FTEB-SPD Permit No. 15271 Series of 2016

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Source: Mynt / GCash via Globe Telecom Corp. Comm.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

December 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Incentives & Promotions

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GCash MasterCard Shop and Fly with Philippine Airlines Worth P20,000 in This 12 Weeks of Christmas

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Your GCash MasterCard has teamed up with Philippine Airlines to give you another reason to go shopping. From December 2 to 8, just use your GCash MasterCard when buying at any of the over 33 million MasterCard partner outlets worldwide.  Each successful transaction will entitle you to one (1) raffle entry that may bring you to a destination of your choice for free.  For this week’s promo, the winner gets a P20,000 travel voucher from PAL and may also have a chance to take home a brand new Nissan Juke in the grand draw. You can easily avail of the GCash MasterCard debit card for only P150.  Check out www.globe.com.ph/gcash-mastercard to find out where to get one.

How to use your GCash MasterCard

Details of how to use your GCash MasterCard can be read in detail at HERE.

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Promo Mechanics:

  1. Every week leading to Christmas, we will be giving out gifts to our GCash customers as they accomplish certain GCash tasks. To qualify for the December 2 – December 8 promo, a GCash customer must successfully shop at any  establishment using GCash MasterCard to earn one (1) raffle entry.  This week’s raffle draw is on December 9.
  2. This promo is open to all users of GCash who are currently residing in the Philippines.
  3. Only entries accumulated within a given period shall qualify for a specific draw.
  4. Winners of the weekly draw can also win in the grand raffle draw and also can join the next weekly raffle draws. Winner should be a transacting subscriber and not a transacting partner.
  5. Prizes are not transferable and non-convertible to cash.
  6. All GCash employees including their relatives up to the second degree of affinity or consanguinity are disqualified in joining the promo.
  7. Winners will be notified through registered mail, FB post, and a call from a GCash representative.
  8. Prizes will be delivered to the winners as reflected in their registered address.
  9. Final taxes on the cash credit prizes as well as the registration and other related expenses on the vehicle will be shouldered by GCash.
  10. Winners can claim the prize until 60 days from the receipt of notification, unclaimed prizes should be forfeited.

DTI-FTEB-SPD Permit No. 15271 Series of 2016

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Source: Mynt for GCash

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

December 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

Posted in Incentives & Promotions

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