Make the Most of Pokemon Go via freenet and PayMaya

Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO captures the imagination of people everywhere. Pokemon GO is a location-based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company. The mobile game allows players to catch Pokemon or "pocket monsters" as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones.

The game is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, and select European countries. It has yet to launch in any Asian country, including Japan where the original Pokemon game originated; And for its grand launch in the country – Philippines, freenet and PayMaya has this most anticipated game of the year real time updates.  Be the first to know on the upcoming release of the game and fully enjoy Pokemon Go when it launches.

Get Pokemon GO updates with freenet

Those who want to stay updated on news about the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines may now download the freenet app on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Through freenet, Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers will be able to read the latest news and social media feeds from the local Pokemon GO community for free and with no data charges.

This is part of freenet’s mission to enable communities such as those who are eager to play Pokemon GO to stay active and participate in various activities and discussions through digital means.

This follows the successful live-streaming of President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration and the Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament games through freenet, which allowed Filipinos to be digitally present in these historic events even if they are not physically able to do so.

Purchase Pokecoins with PayMaya

Meanwhile, once the Pokemon GO app launches in the Philippines, players will be able to fully enjoy the game through in-app purchases with the help of PayMaya, the easiest way to pay online even without a credit card.

Players only have to download the PayMaya app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, load up their accounts with at least P60 to cover the standard app store verification fee, and link their virtual VISA card to their app store accounts to be able to make in-app purchases for Pokecoins, the in-app currency used inside the Pokemon GO game.

With the help of Pokecoins, players will be able to purchase various items that will help them easily navigate the game, such as Pokeballs to catch Pokemon with, Pokemon eggs that allow them to “hatch” Pokemon, Potions to restore the health of their Pokemon, and Incense and Lure Modules that make it easy to attract wild Pokemon to their immediate vicinity.

In-app purchases are made more convenient with PayMaya as mobile game players can easily load up at any of the over 15,000 PayMaya reloading stations nationwide that include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Bayad Centers, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, on top of online banking via BDO.

Aside from the mobile app, PayMaya customers can also opt to have their own PayMaya physical prepaid card which can be used in brick-and- mortar stores worldwide that accept Visa. A variant also comes with its own beep™ wallet, allowing users to ride the MRT, LRT, some city buses and other beep™-powered transportation for their daily commute, so they can easily explore the city in search of wild Pokemon.

Users who upgrade their PayMaya account can use their PayMaya for peer-to- peer money transfers and ATM withdrawals.

For more information about PayMaya and how users can get their own PayMaya card, click here. To know more about the free and fun way to connect through freenet, click here 
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Tambilawan Restaurant: Sisig is Delish the Second Time Around

Had a quick visit in GenSan to see my family, but never thought I would get an invitation for a branch opening of GenSan’s Halal Certified Restaurant – Tambilawan, at Robinsons Place. It’s almost a year now since my last food trip at their J.P. Laurel Street, Dadiangas East resto. And I must say that they’ve improved a lot. The first visit wasn’t that good because the food I got was honestly a bit bland. But now, it suffices me.

I’m really into Sisig and or Monggo. So every time I go to a certain resto that serves Filipino food, I always order both or either. My last Sisig food tripping at Tambilawan was quite frustrating. That’s why I requested to serve Sisig for me to compare; and I’m impressed.

Minus the appearance of the food, the taste itself is now delish. I think it would've tasted better if it was even spicier but for people who tend to like things on the sweeter side, this one is for you. The meat is now tasteful and less oily; the crushed chicken meat is juicy and easy to masticate which perfectly complements to its overall flavor. They did a great job to my Sisig this time.

But apart from ordering the Sisig, their Inasal Chicken and Buko Halo halo are both worthy to chow with. I'm so excited to go back in GenSan and the rest of their food.

For more of Tambilawan Kamayan Restaurant’s mouth-watering food selections, visit them at the al fresco strip of Robinsons Place – General Santos City. You can contact 09239053635 to make your reservations and or if you have any inquiries.
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The Bigger the Better: Smart, Starmobile launch 4.5-inch PLAY Click for only P1,288

Early this year, Smart Communication, along with MyPhone, has offered the cheapest android phone yet in the market sold like hotcakes – the MyPhone My28S. Moreover, due to growing demand, Smart reproduced more units from the initial count of 50 thousand. And just like the rest of the Filipino, I have decided to get one for the reason that it’s not always that you get a good Android phone for the price below P1000. And more than just joining the bandwagon, the pack and the features were too good not to score. It gives you a level up back-up phone that is too handy and easy to navigate with. Not to mention, the device is running a quad core processor. Following this recent big success of SMART, the unrivaled mobile services provider has partnered again with trusted Filipino smartphone brand to introduce the country’s most value-packed big screen Android phone, the Starmobile PLAY Click.

At P1,288, the Starmobile PLAY Click delivers a full experience as a dual-SIM Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone with a 4.5-inch touch screen that is bigger and brighter than other entry-level offerings in the market today. This is truly a big hit for me since I’m fan of bigger screen devices.

The bigger screen is a big hit for me, although, it’s pretty obvious that single handed operation on big phones may not be possible, but with two hands it’s easier to hold a large phone to type with both thumbs; and less chance of making mistakes. Furthermore, you can see bigger pictures and read easier with bigger fonts. The one problem with big phones is that it is not easy to carry it around. It may not fit in normal pockets, but this inconvenience is not bothering millions of people who buy the big phones now. And that includes me.

Powered by Smart’s largest mobile network, the Starmobile PLAY Click’s large screen is a joy to use with today’s top mobile games, such Clash Royale and Clash of Clans, and for binge-watching your viral videos on YouTube and blockbuster movies on iflix – aside from sharing and browsing photos on popular social media apps.

What’s more, PLAY Click comes with one Smart Prepaid SIM with FREE 1 YEAR DATA. Subscribers will receive 100MB/month, so they can enjoy Facebook, Viber, Instagram, and other apps right out of the box. And with an accumulated P100 load every month, users can also enjoy load rewards of up to P30/month for 12 months. It also comes with a FREE TNT SIM.

The Starmobile PLAY Click will be available in Smart and Starmobile concept stores and kiosks nationwide and on the Smart Online Store beginning June 17, 2016. To avail of Starmobile Play Click at P1,288, you will need to purchase it with a P100 Smart Prepaid load card.

Just like what they always say, the bigger the better. It truly is. So what are you waiting for? Go grab while it’s still hot. Learn more about the Starmobile PLAY Click, click here. Order now via Smart Online Store:

A regular open-line version is also available in Starmobile concept stores and kiosks for only P2,690.
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It’s a new day to revel life and what’s far more significant in celebrating greatness is with your family. Despite being away from my real family, the team I have fills in the missing piece that keeps me whole all the time. Now, who am I to complain if the packed I got is as crazy as me. No dull moment, just pure mischievousness. Having said that, life indeed is colorful and full of bliss.

Just last June 11, 2016, my account orchestrated a Carnival theme family day at D’Leonor Inland Resort and Adventure tag as #VODAFUN. The event were filled with games stations, snacks lane, free drinks, carnival activities and other magical surprises. Photos of the said event below.

We, are indeed a one whole family.
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The Amazing EVOLUTION of SarBay Fest 2016

Guests from throughout the country converged on the white pristine sand of Gumasa in Sarangani Province on June 3-4 2016 in celebration of 11th Sarangani Bay Festival. Creating wonderful memories for 11 years now, Sarangani Bay Festival or SarBay Fest is yet the biggest beach party in the country leaving LaBoracay behind when it comes to number of party goers. Marking their recently celebrated 11th year, SarBay Fest 2016 gave it all with an amazing theme: “SarBay Fest 2016: EVOLUTION”.

[Photo credit to the owner]

This year’s SarBay Fest is my 10th time of joining the said event and I have witnessed how this celebration every year grows – from a simple bay party to a countrywide beach festival. It is indeed an evolution of diverse culture contemporarily incorporating modern realm. SarBay is no longer just an ordinary beach party and this is because of the dashing and dynamic team behind this annual festival. But what really impressed me most for this year’s celebration were as follows; the strong #iLoveCleanSarBay campaign, the security measures provided all over the premise and the additional beach activities, the program, premium local stores, great music and the amazing stage set-up.

[Photo credit from SarBay page]
In partnership with the leading Telecommunication network in the country, SMART promotes a great initiative – the #iLoveCleanSarBay campaign. Smart has been a good partner of SarBay Festival for over years already and with its sole purpose to deliver and maintain the beauty of the magnificent seascape beaches of Gumasa, #ILoveCleanSarBay was born. The #ILoveCleanSarBay campaign addresses in maintaining the SarBay clean – a literal 0% trash. This is a good campaign which would encourage party goer to not just go get wet and wild, but partying by the beach responsibly.


SarBay Festival 2016 double up the precautionary measures to keep the party goers safe while enjoying the bash from sunset to sunrise. Police, PDEA and sniffing canines were just around the corners checking while other members of the security team were anonymously roaming around. This I believe a good move from the organizers to make sure that attendees will not going to worry about their safety. Not to mention the undeniable good looks of our policemen and the rest of the team. Haha!

[Photo from SarBay Page]
This year, the festival organizers provide more options for party goers on what they can do when in SarBay; with great choices of concessioners from local restos of Sarangani Province and the rest of Region 12 to stalls of well-known brands.  Activities in line were Banana boat, Jet Ski and SarBay cruise to name some. Program is packed with great entertainment and prices from sponsors; and for two nights – the bay was flooded with party mammals raving till dawn. EDM really rocks plus the fabulous stage up which is truly promising and something to be proud of; indeed an evolution for a better Philippines.

[Photo credit from SarBay page]

Truly, I really had a blast of this year’s event and my decade of SarBay-ing made more memorable because of the people I met and the experienced we all shared. C’mon, walang ganito sa Dabaw! haha
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