ABS-CBN to go ‘full blast’ on digital after failed franchise bid

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter 07/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly a month since its application for a fresh 25-year franchise has been shot down at the House of Representatives, ABS-CBN Corp. announced Friday that it will now go “full blast” on digital. ABS-CBN…

Milo BEST basketball clinics to go online amid COVID-19 scare

Mars G. Alison 04/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Milo BEST Center Basketball Clinic held in several regions in the country is one of the most awaited events for kids during the summer. And, not even the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Cebuano film ‘My Paranormal Romance’ made available online

Michelle Joy Padayhag 04/09/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—After nine years, the Cebuano film “My Paranormal Romance” is now available on YouTube. This was confirmed by Cebuano director Victor Villanueva, saying Cinema One has been releasing films online to reach a wider audience.…

YouTube reduces video quality across the world for an entire month

03/26/2020

As of Tuesday, Alphabet’s Google-owned company YouTube programmed all video content to play in standard definition unless otherwise manually selected by a user. According to Bloomberg, which reported the news, this is being done in an effort…

Two ‘Bisaya’ land in coveted YouTube NextUp program

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Albert Dwight Tamayo just passed the licensure examination for nurses in 2009 when reality hit him on the face: there were no local opportunities in the nursing field. Even then, he tried applying…

YouTube to expand workshops in Cebu, other VisMin cities

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cementing its stronghold as a data company in the Philippines, YouTube will be expanding its programs outside of Metro Manila, starting off with Cebu, according to its top executive on Wednesday, September 4,…

Cebu City Police to parents: Report any “Momo Challenge” incident to us

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While there are still no incidents related to the “Momo Challenge” in Cebu City, local police are strongly advising parents to closely monitor their children when watching online videos and to report any incident…

Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids

AFP 04/09/2018

Consumer and activist groups called Monday for an investigation into Google-owned YouTube for allowing advertising to be targeted at children in apparent violation of US law. The organizations said that although YouTube claims that the site is…

Anticipating Christmas

JASON BAGUIA 12/22/2017

I look forward to these days. The fourth Advent candle will be lighted as the sun sets tonight. This purple candle is the candle of love. Its lighting follows the lighting of the candles of hope, peace…

It’s green and go for CWBL hoops

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 08/27/2017

AFTER a year on the shelf, the Country Wide Basketball League (CWBL) is set to get off the ground, with the opening set for October, said league founder Joe Lipa. The CWBL was supposed to launch last…

Monogamy revisited

Gerard Pareja 05/21/2017

Hinan-aw kog mga karaan kaayong pelikula sa YouTube. Ug kon dunay mga artista nga akong mabiliban ako dayon kining i-google. Ug ang kasagarang mobutho sa Google mao ang mga info sa IMDb ug Wikipedia. Ug masayran ko…

Entrepreneurs shown advantages of digital marketing

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/07/2017

Digital has transformed the way brands communicate with their customers, but many enterprises are still clueless on what to do to harness its potential. Piccina Alvarez, president and chief executive officer of PurpleClick Philippines, said “digital” is…

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