Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

My Case Against HTC Philippines and SIS Philippines Part 2

May 9, 2013 9 comments


First day of mediation at the DTI office at Trafalgar Place in Makati.

HTC Philippines and SIS Philippines proved again that they don’t care about their consumers by not showing up.

An invite was sent to the President / Manager of SIS Philippines last May 3 for the mediation conference on May 8 and May 10. No response from the said company up to now.

Please also read My Case Against HTC Philippines and SIS Philippines


KZ Tandigan of X Factor Philippines

July 16, 2012 17 comments

KZ Tandingan (Digos, Davao del Sur) photo from her Facebook fan page

KZ Tandingan (Digos, Davao del Sur) photo from her Facebook fan page

The one thing I like about reality talent search is that it gives us all a chance to witness real talent.  I’ll be honest… I don’t really get to watch alot of TV shows lately but when I saw this last night my eyes was really glued!  Where in the world was this girl hiding and why haven’t she gotten a break yet?

KZ Tandingan, 20, from Davao del Sur wowed the crowd and the celebrity judges with her unique rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The crowd went wild with her first performance and they asked for more (even the judges did!). The young auditionee wowed the audience and to my surprise started rapping in the middle of her second song Ready or Not.

When asked why she joined X Factor she said she wanted to prove to everyone that the Philippine music industry is not only for those who are “maganda, makinis ang balat, matangkad at biritero’t biritera. (beautiful, with smooth / clear skin, tall, and belters) ”   She revealed that she had a problem with her voice that made her change her style. Looks like it help her re-discover herself and find a genre of her own.  The four star-judges even volunteered to take the backseat in KZ’s future concert proving that the girl is incredibly talented.

In case you missed it, watch this:

Social Media Day 2012

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Social Media Day 2012

Social Media Day 2012

Asia dominates the world’s biggest social networking markets according to research from blog 24/7 Wall Street who compiled a list of countries where Facebook penetration (usage per population) is highest.  The Philippines topped the list with  Facebook at 93.9%, Twitter at 16.1%, LinkedIn at 1.9%, and Internet Use at 29.7%.

Social network penetration is incredibly high in the Philippines, reaching 95%.  Facebook is the country’s most popular website, more so than Google, and has a penetration rate of 93.9%.  The Philippines is also the eighth most popular country for Twitter use on a global scale, with a penetration rate of 16.1%.  The popularity of photo sharing has increased by 46% in the country in one year, largely due to Facebook.  Social networking is so popular among Filipinos, the country has been nicknamed “The Social Networking Capital of the World.”

This year definitely is an exciting year for the Philippines in terms of Social Media in general.  Lately, I’ve been very busy attending industry events representing my company (Visual Ally) and every event is a blast.  Meeting new people and networking with possible partners and clients is something I really enjoy doing.  I’m excited for tomorrow’s event and hope to meet the people I interact with on a regular basis online but this time in the flesh.

So if you’re curios like me… join me!

June 30, 2012 at

4:00PM Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle

7:00PM Tea 101, Tomas Morato, Quezon City

Here are some photos from the event in Ayala and Tomas Morato

Social Media Day Event at Tomas Morato

Social Media Day Event at Tomas Morato

Social Media Day Event in Makati

Social Media Day Event in Makati

View more photos from the event in QC  here.

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