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BPI 24/7 Banking Services

Nowadays, it’s imperative to have online and mobile services. No matter what your business is. What will set you apart from your competitors is how convenient and helpful your online and mobile services actually are.

I have several bank accounts and I have tried various online and mobile banking services. I love the BPI 24/7 services the best.

BPI Express Online Site
BPI Express Online Site

BPI Account owners may do their online banking, leisurely and hassle-free, at One of the things I really like about this banking site, is how it allows me to choose my own username and password. Other banking sites have pre assigned usernames or require you to enter your ATM PIN or other information before you can even log in. Inconvenient, right? Meanwhile, BPI gives me the convenience of using my choice username and password, without having to look at my bank passbook or bank card every time I log in.
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Zamboanga Fort Pilar

Just a Rant and Some Links Concerning Zamboanga

*This was supposed to be a Facebook status message but ran too long so I decided to make a blog post instead.*

I think it’s incredulous that people are focusing on how the Zamboanga conflict could be a conspiracy to cover up the pork barrel scam.

Magsaliksik, magbasa, umintindi ng mabuti bago magbigay ng opinyon o ng haka-haka. Dahil ba maraming nagsasabi, maniniwala ka agad at ipagkakalat mo ang teoryang ito?

Instead of speculating about this and that, why don’t people just share HELPFUL information?

If you can’t say anything helpful, truthful, informative, or logical, shut up na lang please. Don’t add unnecessary garbage into the discussion.

Maayo pa mag selfie na lang ka kaysa mag emote emote ka hatag opinyon, wala diay ka nabal-an. I know we each own our own timeline and newsfeed spaces. And yes, I have no business telling people what to say or publish.

Ang sa akin lang, let us not forget that the numbers we read or hear about are not just numbers. When the headline says 4 people died, 4 people actually died. IRL. This is not some pretend world we’re talking about.

Sana maging responsableng mamamayan po tayo. Kung wala man tayong maitulong, wag na lang po tayo gumawa ng maaaring maikasama ng sitwasyon. Sana isipin po natin maraming Pilipino, maraming kabataan, mga anak, ina, ama, at kaibigan ang nasa peligro. Mas maigi po na wag nang dagdagan pa ng kung anu-ano ang sitwasyon. Do not add fuel to the fire. Your baseless theories add nothing to help the desperate plight of those who are in Zamboanga.

And as my Zamboanguena friend, Yolynne Medina said, Zamboanga never told anyone to stop talking aout the Pork Barrel scam. So how come people have jumped to the conclusion that this is just nothing but a diversionary stunt?

Saying so is counterproductive. And it shows how little you know or pretend to know about the MNLF/MILF/ARMM/Bangsamoro situation. Saying that the current Zambonga conflict is nothing more than a diversionary tactic is tantamount to saying that the MNLF/MILF/ARMM/Bangsamoro issues are non-existent. Remember that little knowledge can be dangerous.

Let us all be conscientious and responsible citizens. Online and offline. For Zamboanga. For Mindanao. For the Philippines.

For those who are genuinely interested, here are some links you can check out:

Alamin muna ang katotohanan bago makialam.

Globe Prepaid GoSakto

Create Your Own Prepaid Combo with Globe GoSakto

Don’t you wish there’s a prepaid mobile service plan fit for your needs? Now, there’s one. With GoSakto, you can tailorfit a prepaid package for your needs.

Globe Prepaid GoSakto
Globe Prepaid GoSakto

After Globe Prepaid launched the ground-breaking *143# service, Globe has expanded the service with GoSakto.

In just a few easy to do steps, you can avail the combination of services you need, for the period you need it, for the amount you have budgeted.

To avail of the GoSakto services, just dial *143# and go through the menu. You can choose from Calls Only, SMS Only, Mobile Internet Only, or any combination of the above. Conversely, you can also start with just a budget and pick from other parameters. And you can even name your chosen GoSakto combo and share it with your friends or followers.

For example, whenever I need to do text blasts, I avail of the 100 SMS to all networks for 1 day. This is only worth P12. That’s great value for my money. And the promo is just right for my needs. And when I travel, I choose the appropriate combination of services that will fit my budget and my needs during my travel. I usually get the combination of SMS to all networks plus unlimited calls to Globe/TM numbers.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to avail of Unli calls to Globe/TM + 1000 txts to all net valid for 1 day at only P25:

  1. Dial *143#.
  2. Choose 1 GoSakto.
  3. Choose 1 Create a promo.
  4. Choose 4 Call & Text.
  5. Choose 1 To Globe/TM.
  6. Choose 5 Unlimited.
  7. Choose 2 To all networks.
  8. Choose 4 1000.
  9. Choose 4 1 day.
  10. Prompt will say: “UNLI CALLS TO GLOBE/TM + 1000 ALL NET TXTS FOR 1 DAY: P25 to register.” Choose 1 Go lang nang go! Register. OR name your promo first.
  11. Globe will send you a confirmation message with the details of the promo you just created and registered for.

The *143# menus and prompts are easy to follow. And there’s always a back button in case you change your mind about your promo details.

Check out this GoSakto ad with Xian Lim:

Now it’s possible to Go lang nang Go, text lang nang text, call lang nang call, and browse lang nang browse with the GoSakto combo that’s right for you.

To know more about GoSakto, visit this page.

Globe Tattoo C@TALYST

Be a C@talyst

Do you spend too much time only? Do you have too many friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram? Does your Youtube channel or podcast have a lot of subscribers?

Why not capitalize on these seemingly frivolous “time wasters” by starting a revolution?

Globe Tattoo C@TALYST
Globe Tattoo C@TALYST

In science, a catalyst is substance that enables reactions to proceed at a faster rate or under different conditions.

Globe Tattoo, the most reliable mobile internet provider in the country, believes that the Filipino youth can be the catalyst for change in our society.

In partnership with the Global Shapers Manila Hub, Tattoo has launched Cat@lyst, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that encourages today’s youth to “cause a chain reaction of positive action to make a difference in society using modern technology.” They are challenging young Filipinos to explore and utilize the internet in affecting lasting changes in the community.

In their first partnership, Globe Tattoo and Global Shapers Manila Hub seeks to harness the Filipino youth’s creativity, energy, and social media savvy to create positive change in the Filipino society.

The C@talyst participants will be mentored by Global Shapers Manila Hub. The Global Shapers Manila Hub is composed of young Filipinos leaders. They are part of the World Economic Forum’s global program. Some of the prominent Global Shapers are Tattoo ambassador and media personality Bianca Gonzalez; Save Philippine Seas co-founder Anna Oposa; San Vicente, Palawan Mayor Pie Alvarez; doctor and researcher on neglected tropical diseases, Harvy Liwanag; and Mano Amiga Academy co-founder Lynn Pinugu.

Globe Tattoo and the Global Shapers encourages the youth to make concrete and feasible solutions to problems in their community such as air pollution, traffic enforcement, and crime prevention. And they believe that it can be done through the use of the internet and social media networks.

According to Dong Ronquillo, Head of Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business, “We are looking for a realistic solution that has an ICT component and has the potential to be replicated in other communities. We need young people who have a genuine desire to help.”

If you have a brilliant idea on how you can be a C@talyst, here’s how you can join…

Filipino citizens, aged 18-30, can submit a proposal via a one-minute video entry from May 2 to 31 which meets the following criteria:

  1. Innovation – demonstrates creativity and originality
  2. Implementation Feasibility – proposal should be executable in the given timeline and proponents should demonstrate capability to mobilize stakeholders involved
  3. Impact – provides a long-lasting solution to an existing social problem

Application forms may be downloaded from the Globe Cat@lyst website and from the entries, 15 will be shortlisted. Five winners will then be chosen in June and will be awarded a P200,000 cash grant for program development, mentorship, and ICT support.

This is your chance to be part of the change.

Believe in change. Fuel your Innovation. Join the Cat@lyst Revolution.

JCI Members and Barangay 21-C Representatives

Liter of Light Kicks Off in Davao City

The Junior Chamber International Philippines (JCIP) kicked off its 2013 Liter of Light Project in Davao City on December 29, 2012 at Barangay 21-C, Piapi.

JCI Member Anna Lim-Santiago
2013 Liter of Light National Chair JCI Mem Anna Lim-Santiago demonstrates the making of a Liter of Light

The Liter of Light project began in 2011 when the JCIP, led by 2011 National President JCI Senator Bernard Dy, became a partner of the My Shelter Foundation headed by JCI Mem Iliac Diaz. In 2013, My Shelter Foundation and JCIP aim to implement the Liter of Light Project in at least 100 cities and 10,000 households in the Philippines. It is the hope of 2013 National Chairman JCI Member Anna Lim-Santiago that this will be done through the efforts of JCI local organizations (LOs) throughout the Philippines.

In 2012, with the presence of then Immediate Past National President JCI Sen Bernard Dy and 2012 National Executive Vice-President JCI Sen Christine Garcia, Liter of Light was launched in Barangay Aquino, Agdao, Davao City on April 27, 2012. In the same year, with JCI Mem Ria Jose of JCI Duwaling as National Chair, the project was implemented in Legazpi, Bulacan, Palawan, Bohol, Iloilo, Aklan, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Surigao City, Pagadian, Zamboanga, and Marilog District in Davao City.

JCI World VP JCI Sen Bernard Dy, Barangay 21-C Kagawad, JCIP National Treasurer JCI Sen Christine Garcia, 2013 NC JCI Mem Anna Lim, 2012 NC JCI Mem Ria Jose, 2013 JCI Duwaling Pres JCI Mem Lani Abapo
JCI World VP JCI Sen Bernard Dy, Barangay 21-C Kagawad, JCIP National Treasurer JCI Sen Christine Garcia, 2013 NC JCI Mem Anna Lim, 2012 NC JCI Mem Ria Jose, 2013 JCI Duwaling Pres JCI Mem Lani Abapo at Barangay 21-C for the Liter of Light 2013 Kick-Off

In the same year, Liter of Light represented by JCI Sen Bernard Dy received the award for Most Oustanding National Flagship Project during the JCI Asia-Pacific Conference held in Hong Kong last June and the same award during the JCI World Congress held in Taiwan last November. Liter of Light bested some 100+ entries worldwide.

For 2013, the launch was held at Barangay 21-C on December 29, 2012. NC Anna Lim demonstrated the construction of the Liter of Light while now JCI World Vice-President JCI Sen Bernard Dy personally installed the Liter of Light in the house of a volunteer homeowner, Mr Marcelo Ely.

2013 JCI World VP JCI Sen Bernard Dy
2013 JCI World VP JCI Sen Bernard Dy installs the Liter of Light at the home of Marcelo Ely

A Liter of Light is made using scrap or recycled materials such as PET bottles, scrap GI sheet, and some construction materials such as rubber sealant and rivets. Each Liter of Light will cost the homeowner around P50 with each Liter of Light installation lasting up to 5 years, giving off 55 watts of light. It has been reported that households using Liter of Light have saved as much as P400 in power charges.

Lighted home of Mr Marcelo Ely
Lighted home of Mr Marcelo Ely; no flash used

Present during the Kick-Off Installation was 2012 NEVP and 2013 National Treasurer JCI Sen Christine Garcia. The kick off installation was hosted by JCI Duwaling led by 2013 President JCI Mem Irelan Abapo. Also present were JCIP Davao Regional Vice-President JCI Sen Don Cabanog, and Davao chapters JCI Greater Davao led by 2013 President JCI Mem Patrick Puentespina and JCI Kadayawan led by 2013 President JCI Mem Joy Prado.

JCI Members at the Liter of Light Press Conference
JCI Members at the Liter of Light Press Conference

After the Kick Off Installation, a Press Conference and Victory Luncheon was held at Lispher Inn. The panel was composed of JCI World Vice-President for Asia and the Pacific JCI Senator Bernard F. Dy, JCI Philippines 2013 National Treasurer JCI Senator Christine Garcia, and 2013 National Chairman JCI Mem Anna Lim-Santiago. The three shared the history, journey, triumph, and future plans for Liter of Light.

Also present during the Press Conference were JCI Davao Region LOs JCI Davao Inc led by 2013 President JCI Mem Ryan Pasion and JCI Durian City represented by 2011 President JCI Mem Don Lanzar.

The Press Conference was hosted by this blogger, JCI Member Ria Jose, 2012 National Chairman for Liter of Light.

In behalf of the 2012 JCI Philippines Liter of Light Team, I would like to thank the JCI LOs and members who implemented Liter of Light in 2012:

  • JCI Legazpi Dawani,
  • JCI Makati,
  • JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock,
  • JCI Boholana Kisses,
  • JCI Western Visayas Region,
  • JCI Aklan Kalantiao,
  • JCI Cagayan de Oro Inc and JCI Bai Lawanen,
  • JCI Iligan and JCI Duwaling,
  • JCI Surigao Inc and JCI Surigao Wensie,
  • JCI Greater Pagadian,
  • JCI Zamboanga Inc,
  • JCI Jambangan, and
  • JCI Central Davao.

Many thanks also to friends from the media and the blogger communities who helped in igniting the light through their write ups! Special thanks to Mark Cabrera for creating some 2012 Liter of Light materials!

Members of the media and Bloggers at the Press Con
Members of the media and Bloggers at the Press Con

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) is the leading global organization of young active citizens. JCI is membership-based nonprofit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world. The JCI Mission is “to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.”

In the Philippines, there are more than 140 chapters with 9 chapters based in Davao Region.

JCI Duwaling is a Davao-based all female chapter of the JCI. Duwaling is an amalgamation of Durian and Waling Waling, two of the most popular symbols of Davao. In 2013 the theme of JCI Duwaling is “WALING: Women Aspiring to Lead and Inspire for Nation-Building and Growth.” The 2013 JCI Duwaling President is JCI Member Irelan Abapo, an entrepreneur. The organization has more than 20 Dabawenya members composed of professionals and entrepreneurs. Their page is at