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The GrabCar Promo Now Until August 31

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The first time I posted a blog about a GrabCar promo, I was surprised with the amount of Google searches people are doing just to find out what the heck the new promo is. Suffice it to say, I was exactly like that when I started using GrabTaxi last year.

“Pare, anong bagong promo ngayon?”

Google search, Twitter and Facebook – everybody’s social media best friend.

Anyway, the new promo code starting today until August 31, 2015 gives recognition to the more than 1,000 GrabCar operators that have received accreditation from the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board or LTFRB.

The GrabCar promo code is SALUTE.


Source: GrabTaxi Philippines.

Image is a mishmash of a photo and the GrabCar logo.


Century Properties Uses Facebook for Charity Work

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Century Properties embarked on a Facebook Page campaign by promising to fund 50 operations of children born with cleft lip or cleft palate deformity. The only thing they ask is you “LIKE” the Facebook Page. They are shooting for 15,000 page fans by New Year’s day.

Even global celebrity Lea Salonga retweeted (RT) a Tweet on Twitter about “liking the page.”

Go to Century Properties Facebook Page now!

Poster taken from Century Properties Facebook Page


Written by Raffy Pekson II

December 8, 2011 at 2:57 am

TV5 and MMDA Introduces Metro Manila Traffic Navigator

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InterAksyon of TV5 News and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) of the Philippines recently launched a traffic navigator that visually displays major intersections along each of the major thoroughfares of Epifano delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Quezon Avenue, Espana Avenue, C5, Roxas Boulevard and the South Luzon Express Way (SLEX), and labels each according to a traffic category.

The rendition of the graphics is akin to subway and roadway maps people are familiar worldwide, like the United States, Canada and the U.K. Besides this familiar display, the “Line View” provides intersection per thoroughfare status. It also uses “Google Map” to display an actual view of the major thoroughfare and the traffic situation.

Below the page shows MMDA’s Facebook and Twitter updates.

Go to Metro Manila Traffic Navigator to experience something new

Image from the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator website


The Philippine Supreme Court is Joining Twitter and Facebook

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Photo from Supreme Court Philippines site

The recent national elections opened the floodgates for Philippine politicians and national and local government units to enter and experiment into the virtual world of online social media networking. Here comes one more unit – the Supreme Court. Can they make the grade in value (of tweets and posts) and consistency in making it a long-term commitment and not like the shortsighted plans of the many?

The court may be accessed by searching for “Supreme Court of the Philippines” in Facebook and KorteSuprema in Twitter.

Source: Nine MSN News

Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Will the Real @PCOSmachine Please Step Forward (Drum-roll)

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Screenshot from Yve's Facebook Photos

TJ Manotoc finally revealed the man behind @PCOSmachine, the Twitter account that provided us with wit and comic relief in the midst of post-electoral jitters during the 2010 Philippine elections where “PCOS” became a new Filipino byword that referred to the automated election machine, besides TIM and Smartmatic.

The 27 year old lists his Twitter description as iPhone/iPad developer, lawyer, founder and @PCOSmachine – what a combination!

The @PCOSmachine has 10,745 followers to-date with 195 tweets since inception (that part I still don’t know). His Facebook bio reads rather straightforwardly:

Lawyer- 2010
Congressman – 2016
Senator – 2022
Head of Corporate Legal Counsel- Apple Inc. 2028
Diplomat – 2035
Time-traveler – 2050

Fave music icons include Music includes Tiesto, Chicane, Way Out West, Moony, Sade, Sarah McLachlan, Craig David Official, Hed Kandi, Miguel Migs, Norah Jones, Paul Oakenfold, Puff Daddy, Robert Miles, Quentin Harris.

Oh! He recently celebrated his birthday last May 2. And he’s a BAR Top 10 finisher, too!

What’s his name? Yves Gonzalez a.k.a. DobleZeta.

Your turn at amateur investigative work 🙂

Written by Raffy Pekson II

May 12, 2010 at 5:41 am

Monitor All 2010 Philippine National Election Tweets in One Screen

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You can go to TweetGrid and follow the election-related Hashtags #JuanVote #Eleksyon #Halalan #PollWatch #Eleksyon2010 and #Halalan2010.

Click to TweetGrid Now!

Screen capture from TweetGrid

Written by Raffy Pekson II

May 10, 2010 at 8:56 am