Smart rolls out the new LTE-Advanced service in Boracay

[12 April 2016] PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) has begun to roll out the country’s first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service which can provide significantly higher data speeds than existing LTE services using a capability called “carrier aggregation.” "Smart is again setting the bar higher for mobile experience,” said Joachim Horn, PLDT and Smart chief technology #SmartLTEAdvanced A photo posted by SMART (@livesmart) on Apr 13, 2016 at 4:59am PDT Initially deployed in Boracay, Aklan, one of the country’s leading tourist destinations, Smart’s LTE-A service there …

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Humor prevails! Netizens react on Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3 with memes

As expected! The PacBradley fever lives on… MEMES! The boxing battle between Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley is over, and the public has spoken. Netizens’ reaction ranges from rage, shock, and dismay, and to ridicule. The fight was mostly what one would expect, with little sustained action on either side. In the end, Pacquiao used his footwork and speed to overmatch Bradley, forcing him to fight on his heels en route to a decisive victory. With the win, the 37-year-old Pacquiao improved his career …

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LOOK: Karylle Gives tips to successor Gabbi Garcia in Alena role

Kapuso star Gabbi Garcia finally get the original Alena’s blessing! On Instagram, now Kapamilya star Karylle dedicated her Instagram ost on Thursday (April 7) to the new Sang’gre Alena, Gabbi Garcia. “#ootdmomukhamo does the pass it on song 🎶 #halfamillion #top5at5 this one is for you Gabbi girl 🌻” This is the most awaited moment for the fans of the original “Encantadia” for she’s the only remaining Sang’gre that’s not congratulating nor giving blessing to the new Sang’gre. Gabbi immediately thanked Karylle for her “Encantadia” endorsement and then Karylle replied with tips.…

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LOOK: The Internet responds to GMA Network’s re-quel of “Encantadia”

GMA Network finally revealed the four Sang’gres of the re-quel of “Encantadia” on “24 Oras” on Monday. The 4 sang’gres are: Glaiza de Castro as Pirena, the keeper of the gem of fire, originally played by Sunshine Dizon; Kylie Padilla is Amihan, the keeper of the wind gem, originally played by Iza Calzado; Gabbi Garcia takes on the role of Alena, the keeper of the water gem, who was originally played by Karylle; and newcomer Sanya Lopez is Danaya, the youngest of the sisters and the keeper of …

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ABS-CBN’s iWant TV draws 34 million page views in March as more Filipinos watch Kapamilya shows via web

Another proof that the ABS-CBN has gone beyond TV is the total of 34.42 million page views recorded on iWant TV. ABS-CBN’s livestreaming page, in particular, garnered a total of 5.38 million views, 4.43 million of which were via the online platform’s mobile app. This app is available to subscribers of ABS-CBNmobile, the network’s own mobile telephony brand, which again is another platform for ABS-CBN to address their audiences’ preference to watch content online, anytime and anywhere they are. Among ABS-CBN programs, “Dolce Amore” had …

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Experience more with Smart Prepaid’s BigBytes 50!

In 2015 Smart released a great mobile promo entitled as ‘Big Bytes 50’ with 350MB open data access that is good for three (3) days and 600MB for video sites such as: iflix, YouTube, Spinnr, FOX via Viewstream and other apps like Dubsmash, Dailymotion and Skype Qik. Due to customers’ demand for high data and volume allocation, Smart is able to enhanced the newest and biggest Smart online experience with ‘Big Bytes 50’ that comes with 700mb open access and 600MB for video sites as …

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LOOK: Jobert Sucaldito finally reacts to the viral cucumber story

This is an old story but almost every year, the satire news about showbiz reporter Jobert Sucaldito and the legendary cucumber keeps on spreading like it’s always new. Just the same article, sensitive, and somewhat provocative, which already became an urban legend. The viral story: In case you haven’t read the viral article, it says that Jobert Sucaldito was rushed to the hospital on after complaining of extreme pain in his anus. X-rays showed that a broken piece of cucumber, about five inches in length, had gotten lodged into the …

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Some Insensitive AlDub Fans Throws Hate Rather than to Condole with the Passing of Wenn Deramas

The recent news of the passing of Filipino film director Wenn Deramas caught the entertainment industry by surprise. For people close to the ‘blockbuster director’, Wenn Deramas was and will always be a great friend, family, and colleague to them. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to be sympathetic to the passing of the award-winning blockbuster director. Support and condolences poured in  when the news of the passing of Wenn Deramas hit social media, but alongside this, came some unexpected condescending, insensitive, and just plain inappropriate  remarks …

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Internet dancing sensation ‘Balang’ is now officially a ‘Kapuso’

The 2015 internet dancing sensation John Philip “Balang” Bughaw who got even more popular with his series of guesting-performance in The Ellen DeGeneres Show is now officially part of the GMA Network’s Artist Center. In February 26, 2016 GMA News Online article and 24 Oras Chikka Minute feature, Entertainment correspondent Lhar Santiago interview ‘Balang’ who arrive last Monday after his third guesting on the popular US talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Ellen DeGeneres Show uploaded most of their segments on their official Youtube …

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Aiza Seguerra reacts against Manny Pacquiao ‘Same Sex Marriage’ statement

Former Sarangani District Representative, boxing extraordinaire , and 2016 Senatorial candidate Manny Pacquaio made some particularly risky and ‘demeaning’ statement in a recent interview about his stance on ‘same sex marriage’. Pacquaio’s remark against the LGBT did not go unnoticed as it received mixed (mainly negative) reactions from Filipino netizens and most especially for people who identify themselves as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Aiza Seguerra is one of the most notable local celebrities who has seemingly became the face of the LGBT community in his recent …

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