Smart Keeps the good going through PayITfwd

Jul 4, 2013

Wireless leader Smart Communication,Inc.(Smart)launches its  latest advocacy program-the PayITfwd.

Pay it forward is a new social development initiative that aims to enable the spread of social good acts or 'smart acts' using technology.

It can be a retiree who  trains the  unemployed women in the community on livelihood crafts,or the group of athletes that holds sports clinic.The  college  students who help instill in low -performing grade school pupils the love of reading and learning.The group of athletes that holds  sports clinics for street children.These extraordinary deeds by ordinary people can,and do,make a positive difference in this world.

"The goal is to  support,promote,expand ,enhance,reward and enable social good efforts that foster learning through technology.With PayITfwd,social good advocates can scale up and even encourage the public to support their cause",said Ramon Isberto,head of Smart Public Affairs Group.

Through the initiative,Smart is looking for individuals or groups that are already doing  community-  based project that contribute  to learning or expansion of knowledge in various field such as education ,environment ,disaster preparedness,health,livelihood and sports.

 Here is the the mechanics.

To know more about PayITfwd,visit

Talk N' Text Anibersaya in Gensan Oval Plaza

Jun 7, 2013

I have  been a Talk N' Text  subscriber  for more than 5 years already and I just love the services they offered like the BonggaTxt 5(30 texts to TNT/Smart +5 text  to other  networks,valid for 1 day)and my  favorite,UnliTxt2all 15 (2 days unlimited texts to  all  networks)

Indeed ,TNT has  been a part of my  daily lifestyle including my access  to the internet.When  not in Wifi area,I can still  update  my facebook timeline by texting FB 5 to 4545.

I'm just delighted  when TNT  chooses  Gensan as one  of the venues  to  showcase  its 13th anniversary -the Talk N' Text Anibersaya ,13 years  na!It's one way  of saying thank- you  to  all the loyal TNT subscribers.

Yes,Generals! the  Oval Plaza transforms  into a theme park for 2 days, June 7 and 8 ,2013  with fun-filled  activities. like exciting rides.

1.Zorb Ball-Zobrang Zobrang saya.

2.Zipline-Zip Zip Horray

3.Bungee Jump-Up Up N' Away

Soccksargen bloggers Avel,Bebegem and Erwin  in their highest  leap

4.Higanteng slide.

5.Kapit  Tuko  Akyat -Palaro.

It's fun,although I could not  not jump high  hehe
6.Panalo Shot.(Photo booth  while  jumping.)

Big raffle prizes await  lucky TNT subscribers:

100  winners of P100 CTC
100 winners of jackets 
10 winners of panalo phones
10 winners of P10,000
2 winners  of Suzuki Nek115 Motorcycles

To qualify for the raffles,just  load  P20 and have yourself registered.Your registration  is also  your access  to all  the on-ground games and rides and yes  to the  concert of Spongecola with Valerie Concepcion  and Ryan Bang on June 8.

Is'nt that wondeful?No wonder TNT  has  now 30 million (and counting) subscribers.It's  more  fun in Gensan Oval Plaza.Mga  ka tropa,go na!

By the way  entrance is absolutely free and the  gates open at 9 am.
(For more info, like

Bo's Coffee:Now Ready to Serve You in Gensan

Oct 3, 2012

Looking  for a  place to unwind with a cup of  iced Caffe Mocca ? With  a slice  of  Blueberry Cheesecake perhaps, while browsing  photos in your Facebook wall.?

Bo's Coffee is the ideal  place  for you.!The latest  addition to General Santos City's ever extending line of   coffee shops has just   opened at the ground floor of  SM City General Santos  last September 28,2012.
Bo's Coffee opening at SM City General Santos
The first  store of Bo's Coffee opened on June 28,1996 at Ayala  Center in Cebu .It all started with a bean bursting with life-force of personal passion and entrepreneural energy.Mr. Steve D.Benitez,it's President  and CEO dreamt of sharing  his coffee experiences in the United States and Europe to the local market.It has now 59 branches all over the Philippines.

Bo's  Coffee Gensan has a cozy  and friendly ambiance.The coffee-inspired interior is carefully designed including the hanging lamps made  by multi-awarded Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue.

relax,while waiting for my order hehe

What makes Bo's Coffee different  from other coffee shops?Bo's Coffee  only  serves freshly roasted beans from selected places in the Philippines  like Mt.Matutum in South Cotabato,Mt.Kitanglad in Bukidnon,Sagada in Mountain Province  and La Trinidad ,Benguet. All  the beans  in the store are grinded and brewed not exceeding  one month after roasting thus  it is  known for "just roasted freshness".

Pick it hot or cold in their wide selection of espresso beverages like Caffe Americano ,Caffe Latte,Caffe Mocha,Caffe Cappuccino,Caffe Caramel Latte,Caffe and White Chocolate Mocha.Wide selection of refreshing drinks are also available like froccino primo,classic freeze,blended tea,brewed iced tea , fruit juices and premium chocolate.

Craving  for cake? Try their best-sellers blueberry cheesecake and Supermoist chocolate cake.Satisfying sandwiches are also for grab like  Bo's Turkey Club,Grilled Chicken BLT,Grilled Italian Veggie,Bacon and Cheese and .Tuna Salad Sandwich and many others.

If you are a pasta loverBolognese, Carbonara ,Carrittierre ,Pomodoro and Aglio Olio are the choices.For  a delightful munch,you can have Carrot  Bar,Lemon Square,Food for the Gods,Biscotti and Fruit and Nuts Trail Mix..nd

They also  serve breakfast which  are readily available as early as 8 am  as the store opens.Have a choice on Big  Breakfast Set,Bacon Set,Corned Beef Set,Sausage Set,Omelette Set and Breakfast Sandwiches.And here's a special treat.For every breakfast  set purchased,you  can avail a short cup of drip coffee  and hot chocolate for P10.00 and P20.00 pesos respectively,until 11:30 am  only.

Indeed,Bo's Coffee in Gensan has so much to offer...Let's  have a caffiene  fix the "Bo's eperience" way.

The Sox Bloggers during the opening day(photo by Joshua Lim)

My top 10 Influential Emerging Blogs for 2012

Sep 18, 2012

Once again, I'm joining   the search  for the Top  10  Emerging Influential  Blogs .Here  are  my nominees:

1.Filipino Bloggers Worldwide. A blog  where  bloggers around the globe exchange ideas,build and increase traffic,share experiences and find oppurtunities. 

2.Nanardxz.Nanardz Navarro,the blogger  behind South Cotabato News and South Cotabato.Org writes his travels and adventures  in this blog.

3.Gadget Gambit.Know more about laptops,cellphones and other gadgets in this  blog.

4.Hot For Movies.An honest-to-goodness movie reviews from Kikko Kalabud.
5.Basaha Niyo Lang.An interesting  blog of Mimi  for the  love of her hometown Koronadal City in South Cotabato.

6.Mga Kwento ni Pareng Jay.A funny  accounts in the life of Pareng Jay.

7.Vivis Random Ramblings.An engaging travel blog  of Vivi.The photos are fantastic.

8.From a traveller's desk. An interesting  travel blog  with a heart.

9.Love Conquers all.. A travel blog of Cris Reyes, a dedicated  blogger.

10.So,What's News.News and game reviews creatively written.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Tof Salcedo,Philippine data centerPhilippine online shoppingDigitalFilipino ClubSearch Profile Index,, and more to be added.

SM Supermarket Gensan is now at your service

Aug 12, 2012

Last August 10,2012,SM City General Santos has finally opened in the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.The newest and the grandest shopping city is teeming with  busy shoppers especially the supermarket.

Experience an all-new lifestyle with fresh trends and more choices; and level up your grocery trips with SM Supermarket. Get everything you need from the freshest foods and home items to food business requirements along with personalized customer service.

SM Supermarket chooses Gensan,of all cities,to introduce many firsts in its products and services.

800 Generals can win

From August 10 to September 6, a total of 800 winners of super exciting prizes will be drawn- week after week, after week!

Week 1 - 100 winners of super cool aircon
Week 2 - 500 winners of super strong industrial fans
Week 3 - 100 winners of amazing washing machines
And on week 4 - be one of the 100 winners of Magic Sing and sing like a pro!

Open to all SM Advantage, Prestige BDO Rewards or Card members, every P500 grocery purchase entitles a shopper for one raffle ticket. So the more you buy the more chances of winning.

SWIPE your way to exciting promos and freebies

Simply swipe your SM Advantage Card, Prestige or BDO Rewards Card into the SWIPE machine to get a promo list of discounts and giveaways. The promo list is your ticket to a world of exciting deals at SM Supermarket.

Freshness all the way

Visit SM Supermarket  fresh section and find the freshest meat, poultry and seafood - cut, sliced or marinated according to your choice of dish.

Be it adobo, sinigang, menudo or inasal, name it - SM Supermarket has a full line of meat and poultry cuts, and flavors that will suit your taste.

Craving for fish? Choose from a number of fish of different types and sizes -  all fresh catch from the different regions in the country.

Freshness and more

In a rush and don't have time to cook? don't worry, ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat items are available to save your day.

If shopping on a budget, visit their takal-takal section for just the right amount of ingredients you need at very affordable prizes.

And with SM Supermarket's best price for the whole chiken, you can cook your family's all-time favorite chicken meal any time, any day.

For a nutritious and complete meal, have some veggies as your side dish or fruits as dessert for that sweet ending. The store has both local and imported, even those hard to find fruits and vegetables.

Get a BONUS in every Value Pack

Value Packs are specially bundled packs with FREE SM Bonus item/s - with savings as much as 80%. Trust that there's always a mix of your favorite brands in every pack.

Be a winner with Yellow Tag

Win instantly with a minimum P500 purchase of Yellow Tag items. Cool prizes wait you at the redemption booth.

Food Service Center- for the entrepreneur in you

Find the ingredients you need and other essentials for your food business operations at the Food Service Center. Check it out and be delighted with what you'll find.

Home sweet Home

SM Supermarket is not all about groceries and fresh items - you'll also find appliances, furniture and home and kitchen items at very affordable prices.

Supermarketing experience just got personalized and high-tech

Need assistance while shopping? SM Supermarket's friendly and reliable assistants will attend to you. Or look for press-for-help buttons and a store personnel will be with you shortly.

Allergic to long lines? Queue-busters will come to the rescue. SM Supermaket's assistants will scan your purchases even before you get to the cashier so when you finally get there, all you have to do is pay. Checkout will definitely be fast with our speed lane.

The store also has priority lanes for senior citizens and Prestige cardholders.

Lastly, your coffee is on us when you do your groceries on a Sunday.

All under one roof

After shopping (or before), grab a quick bite at the food court of SM Supermarket and choose from a variety of great tasting meals you surely can afford.

Have bills to pay or need to exchange or transfer money? You can run these errands at the bills payment and Western Union counters of the supermarket.

SM Supermarket opens from 10am to 9pm, Mondays thru Thursdays and 9am to 9pm on weekends.Shop now and experience the  SM  Supermarket Gensan  "at your service moment!

Jollibee Opens at SM City General Santos

Aug 10, 2012

The  9th  Jollibee  outlet   in General Santos City and the 11th  in  Soccskargen  opened yesterday  at  SM City Gen.Santos-the Jollibee  SM Gensan.As  most Jollibee store  opening day,the beautifully designed outlet was  over-crowded  with Jollibee  fanatics even until 11 in the evening .They enjoyed  the various  promos and freebies that the store offered  like the  free  Yum! (for every  P200 food purchase),the 10 pesos Krunchy Twirl,the Jollibee Baloon (for every purchase of any Value Meals with Go Large Drinks or Go Float),the  'Pick a Price' (for every purchase of Chickenjoy  Value meal with  peach  mango pie)  and the free Jollibee umbrella (for every to  the first 200  dine in and takeout customers with  Chickenjoy Bucket purchase.)

General Santos  City Mayor Darlene Antonino led  the ribbon- cutting  during the  store  blessing last August 9,2012.Boxing champ Congressman Manny Pacquiao also  graced  the occasion and  did the "Champ Pose"  for the Champ burger.
Manny  and Bobby Pacquiao,Meg Santos and some Jollibee personnel
"Ang mga anak ko mahilig sa Jollibee"...Manny
"Jollibee  gives me discounts for my bulk orders.Salamat Jollibee"
Jollibee SM Gensan is company-owned,unlike other  Jollibee branches in Gensan. Alex Requieron is the restaurant manager.The store which is Wifi- equipped opens  from  9 to 10  pm.

They are  giving  free Jollibee  tumbler to the first 200 dine in  and takeout customers  with Chickenjoy bucket purchase from August 11  and 12  only.


While waiting  for the program  to start,a pose  with the well-loved  Jollibee  mascots(feeling  bata  hehe)
Nakiagaw  talaga ako hahaha  and these what I got  during the coin-throwing(30 pesos)                                 
The  administrative staff
With co-bloggers Gian  Carlo Licanda and Rizzi Meia Biaca.In fairness , the food  were  superb.
Congressman Manny Pacquiao with  Gensan Councilors Meg Santos and Lulu Casabuena

Intermission number  from Jollitown character.

which made Manny  smiled




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