Smart Communications, Inc. and Twitter have partnered to offer free Twitter access to mobile users from January 15 to 19, 2015. This is to enable the Filipino faithful to share their wishes, prayers, and photos during Pope Francis’ visit to the country.
Free access to twitter is available to all prepaid and postpaid subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text. To avail of the free service, subscribers simply need to text DEARPOPE to 9999.
Upon successful registration, subscribers may either use the Twitter mobile app or access m.twitter.com on their mobile browser for the whole duration of the Papal visit.
This public service offering from Smart may be availed in conjunction with Smart’s ongoing free internet offering.
Firecrackers are still banned in Davao city but that has not dampened the spirits of Dabawenyos. This year, residents will again be ushering the new year with a Torotot Festival, which features dance competitions, torotot contests, and giveaways.
Singer Luke Mijares, Color It Red, and top DJs are also on board to provide all-night entertainment to revelers.
The festival is open to public and is presented by Smart Prepaid in partnership with the city government of Davao.
If you’re in Davao and are looking to party this Saturday, this is where you need to be.
Venue: Davao Crocodile Park
Date & Time: August 16, 2014 3 PM
Tickets: GA – P350 / VIP – P2000
Last month, bloggers and social media users in Davao City gathered to celebrate Social Media Day 2014 in an evening filled with fun, food, and games.
Participants talked about their favorite social media websites and shared insights about how these services shaped the way they stay in touch with friends and colleagues.
General Santos City-based doctor Roel Cagape does not consider himself to be tech-savvy, but he sure knows how to use technology to make his medical services available to remote communities in his area.
With the help of local volunteers, the good doctor maintains several electronic health centers in far-flung villages in Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and General Santos City.
These electronic health centers are mostly small nipa structures that serve as both virtual clinic and pharmacy. Each center is equipped with a mobile phone and a solar charger that patients can use to contact Cagape.
When I’m not blogging, I’m usually busy helping mount IT events. Last year, my colleagues and I mounted two big events: WordCamp Philippines and Startup Weekend Davao
In organizing both events, reaching many people quickly and effectively is paramount, and one good way to do just that is through e-mail newsletters.
Located along Aparente Street in Barangay San Isidro, General Santos City, Ellis Suites is a modern hotel suitable for short-term and extended stays.
Hundreds of the world’s most prestigious universities have made their learning material available online. For example, inside iTunes there is a section called iTunes U, which offers a Yale course on European Civilizations from 1648 to 1945, and a Harvard course on computer science. You can learn almost anything, getting access to the same information as those paying hundreds of thousands to be there in person.
There are also online courses, such as those taught by the likes of Codecademy, Udacity and Khan Academy. The latter, instead of dipping into the Silicon Valley pool of VC funding, has gone to philanthropists. Khan Academy now has 10 million students, has chalked up over 200 million views, and has got the funding it needs to grow.
Load cells play numerous vital roles within the automotive spectrum. Load cells help to keep passengers safe, and they help to ensure that the vehicle performs at its maximum abilities.
I haven’t been posting much lately. It’s because I have been busy helping mount two tech-related events since early October.
Last month, my friends Andrew, Chattee, Mark, Renz, Anj, Brendel and I organized WordCamp Philippines 2012 which was held at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City.
Two weeks later, Andrew, Brendel and I joined Dulce, Eric, Gay, and Angel in organizing the first Startup Weekend in Mindanao. Davao City proved to be fertile grounds for talented designers and skilled developers.