Davao, Cebu bloggers meet

A dozen or so Cebu-based bloggers met in Bo’s Coffee Club on Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City yesterday afternoon. Winston organized the gathering by posting an invitation in his site for a meet-up. Winston and Blogie Robillo then shared with Cebu bloggers how they were able to organize the Davao blogging community. I came intoContinue reading “Davao, Cebu bloggers meet”

Cebu bloggers to meet tomorrow

Several Cebu-based bloggers are set to meet tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Bo’s Coffee shop near Capitol and Cebu Doctor’s Hospital. The meet-up is being organized by Winston, the blogger at BatangYagit.com. Quite a few Cebu-based bloggers have already confirmed their attendance. I’m also attending the event and, if I can remember to bring them,Continue reading “Cebu bloggers to meet tomorrow”

Despite existence of open source products, many still use pirated software: CICT secretary

THE Philippines still lacks awareness of and support for free and open source software (FOSS), Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III said yesterday. Chua, in his speech during the opening of the Philippine Open Source Summit at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) early today, said that despite theContinue reading “Despite existence of open source products, many still use pirated software: CICT secretary”

Philippine Open Source Summit opens

Blogger’s note: Hit refresh to read updates. I’m live-blogging event. The Philippine Open Source Summit is now open at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City. The two-day summit is Vice Mayor Michael Rama, speaking for Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena, told the delegates that information and communications technology (ICT) should always be guidedContinue reading “Philippine Open Source Summit opens”

Get your ümobile invitations

ümobile is now offering invitations on its website. The advertising-funded service, which I wrote about earlier, is invitation-only. You can’t buy it’s subscriber identification module (SIM) pack in stores, you have to get invited to the service. Ümobile, as I wrote earlier, gives you cellphone load for every mobile advertising message you get on yourContinue reading “Get your ümobile invitations”

ümobile: ad-funded mobile network launches in Cebu

I attended the Cebu launch last May 24 of ümobile, the first advertising-funded mobile phone network in the country, and boy was it the loudest telecoms-related launch I’ve ever covered. It was the sexiest, too. The launching was held in Club Vudu and by the time it ended, I knew more about what “Vudulicious” wasContinue reading “ümobile: ad-funded mobile network launches in Cebu”