Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Maguindanao Massacre- Proof of clamped press freedom in the Philippines


I'd like to convey my respects to the brave men and women from the media- who has to sadly lose their lives in seek of truth in a political turmoil that has blown out of proportions. The 30 who were not only killed but butchered on a hillside road in Ampatuan, Maguindanao is another eye opener of the worsening situation here in the Philippines- Jesus Christ we have capped off Iraq and earned the reputation as the most dangerous country on earth for journalists!

For the nth time, media practioners should not be entwined with agendas and must not be harmed for they are the "chroniclers". A hapless event such as this must not go about off the hook because it clearly defines that the country (as with the past killings) is now run with powerful hoodlums in robes; whom will never stop silencing media critics, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT...

This blow to Press Freedom in the country brings the tally to 134 deaths of media men murdered since the tug of war for democracy in 1986 with a lot of cases still unsolved; with deaths blamed on political warlords who control the police and the justice arm within their realms- all hell bent to preserve their seats and are useful for political patrons as they bring in "the votes" for political parties. In the Arroyo administration alone, the number is already 74 and rising...?

When news broke out of the massacre- the whole world was virtually shocked and a lot of protests and condemnations issued, candles lit and protest rallies staged in honor of the lives lost in what's been dubbed as the worst attack in the world against media practitioners.

Unprecedented as it may seem, this reputation is a stern reflection that needs immediate action not only for the ones in power but for everyone... unless of course we Filipinos are contented to live with shame in the eyes of the world...


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More than just fireflies- Synthpop Owl City

Figured to share my latest eavesdrop in the music scene recently- Fireflies from American synthpop- group Owl City. Just saw their video on Myx Philippines hitcharts and saw myself mesmerized by the tune. Got a grip with the group's debut album Ocean Eyes (with Fireflies boarding the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 # 1 singles) and some of the hot finds with lyrical beats includes: "Hot air Balloon," "Cave in" and another personal favorite: "The technicolor Phase".

Owl City with front man Adam Young really bring out a taste of influences, that i can make out a pinch of euro-electronic music, a dash of new wave, alternative and attacking disco in their beats- overall making their touch of sound clinging to the ears.

Check out the lyrics and Youtube-mpeg below of "Fireflies" and hear the layback effect. Fireflies by the way is now tops in the US and Canadian hit charts and is also the most downloaded song on iTunes in the US. Laud!



Fireflies
Owl City

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare

Chorus:
I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

[Repeat Chorus:]

When I fall asleep leave my door open just a crack
[ Owl City Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ]
(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

[Repeat Chorus:] (2x)

(I fall asleep)
I'd like to make myself believe that planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lending a hand for typhoon Ondoy victims and immigration concerns


Here's one good news for immigrants or for Canadian citizens who are processing to have their loved ones from the Philippines migrated to Canada but are greatly hindered by the current mishap. While rummaging around for some immigration sites, I found a newspost that the Government of Canada will help out Typhoon Ondoy (Intl name Ketsana) victims thru special prioritization with their immigration needs to Canada.

In lieu of the Super typhoon's disastrous wake in the Philippines- most especially Luzon and Metropolitan Manila, the Canadian government is quickly setting up measures for Canadians and permanent residents to be reunited with their loved ones here in the Philippines by extending a welcome to those who wish to come to Canada.

Now Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) visa office in the country will respond on a priority basis for disaster victims. This will apply to new and existing applications from Canadian citizens, Permanent residents and Protected persons who have close family members in the Philippines. Applicants must identify themselves as being directly and significantly affected by the disaster and notify CIC. Applicants for Temporary residence who are also affected by the disaster (provided they can identify themselves) will also be given priority processing.

On the other hand, I visited a couple of immigration consultant websites for a couple of days now in order to acquaint myself with migration to Canada concerns and I found this website- Better Life Immigration Consultants Inc. really very helpful.

They offer up to date infos, user friendly website features and quick assistance for everyone's queries and concerns.


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Scribe: Read Cebu's news updates!











Here's another recommended read to get the latest news updates from Cebu and the rest of the Visayas- as seen from the eyes of the Freeman newspaper's
Jasmin Uy.

Get to know what's happening in the metro and the latest infos from just about everything: politics, government, entertainment, media, music, entertainment and the latest buzz in the scene.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trees

I think that I shall only see
Warm and dark waters rushing angrily for me;

Catastrophe will come, upon whose hungry mouth will be fed,
Heaps of mud and garbage, in a roaring rage;

Aghast and all mad to lash back at sleeping innocents,
Fast as lightning, feeding death off Gaia’s breast;

Now I’ll never guess which time of the year is summer;
Feels like hell freezes over, by the last sunrise of the winter chill.

When it rains it truly pours, then come famine where families lay by mercy’s crackling…
At dawn come new age disease and pestilence;

Lungs all clogged with boils, souls cry for help with hunger;
Like toy soldiers, each one falls down…

Barren wastelands now slowly creeping;
An inch everyday, quenching the thirst of the devil.

Humans are the sentinels, sentient beings busy with everyday living.
Poems are made by fools like you and me,

But when will we ever learn?
Instead of groveling, we need to plant thee...

Still the choice remains, given by his grace and knowledge;
Only God can make a tree…


Thursday, October 15, 2009

New service and tools for Business Mobile SMS campaigns launched


From TheTMSway Ltd., the Hong Kong based company mobile content developer /provider that gave the world TMSFactory- the evolutionary self-service mobile marketing platform that lets local marketers and enterprise owners to conveniently create marketing and advertising offers via mobile phones, (including the likes of Blackberry and iPhone) comes the new zest to their line up that’s sure to raise the bar on strategic marketing and advertising campaigns a notch higher.

Dubbed as “Freemium” service, this update bases its new shortcode technology which allows real time interaction between media and mobile internet. This version offers simple tools in order for a client to build SMS campaigns which can be localized in over 160 countries and allow campaign output without Telco negotiations.

TMS Freemium Service allows marketers and content owners to create a mobile offer, create a mobile site using TMS free tools which includes: coupons, invitations, rewards and newsletters. Marketers are also given the option to use their existing mobile site. This service generates a unique shortcode associated to the mobile offer, which then can be displayed on media as (restaurant flyers, print ads, billboards, ads spots for TV and radio) thereby offering enterprise consumers ‘pull service’ real time in accessing a mobile offer with just a click, using the shortcode available at TMSearch.com.

“The Freemium service is an interesting way to start and appreciate the high value of media to mobile marketing” says Frederick Saurat, one of the founders of TheTMSway Ltd.

Also the SMS campaign builder, which is accessible via the “do it yourself” TMS factory platform, allows marketers to create SMS text ad with an option to embed a URL in the text that is linked to a mobile ad page. This also provides the tools to import a contact user’s base with the option create widgets to collect new user contacts. SMS campaigns can be launched in a number of targeted countries (TMSfactory provides the service in over 160 countries) conveniently and in real time, minus the Telco negotiation delays with a cost model based on CPC.

“This new updated version provides also a range of new tools and services like a free API to create TMS shortcodes and an interesting user-friendly tool to create and launch a localized SMS ad campaign” Frederick Saurat quipped further.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Proverbs in conflict - the A and B side of everything


Proverbs are short pithy household sayings that have been handed down from generation to generation. They express truth in common sense and hit practical precepts.

I remembered to have read a book back in high school about these comical- conflicting advice, figured to share this post to get your take and maybe apply these wise words (whichever suits you) on your everyday dealings. Read on.

Actions speak louder than words.
but
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The more, the merrier.
but
Two's company; three's a crowd...

Opposites attract.
but
Birds of a feather flock together...

Great minds think alike.
but
Fools seldom differ...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
but
Out of sight, out of mind...

The bigger, the better.
but
The best things come in small packages...

Money Talks.
but
Talk is cheap...

Clothes make the man.
but
Don't judge a book by its cover...


Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
but
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...

A silent man is a wise one.
but
A man without words is a man without thoughts...

Knowledge is power.
but
Ignorance is bliss...

Two heads are better than one.
but
If you want something done right, do it yourself...

Too many cooks spoil the broth.
but
Two heads are better than one...

What will be, will be.
but
Life is what you make it...

Better to ask the way than to go astray.
but
Ask no questions and hear no lies...

Never do evil, that good may come of it.
but
The end justifies the means...

Cross your bridges when you come to them.
but
Forewarned is forearmed...

The only constant is change.
but
The more things change, the more they stay the same...

Variety is the spice of life.
but
Don't change horses in the middle of a stream...

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
but
One man's meat is another man's poison...

With age comes wisdom.
but
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings...

It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
but
The nail that sticks out gets hammered...

The best things in life are free.
but
You get what you pay for...

It never rains, than it pours.
but
Lightning never strikes twice in the same place...

Everything comes to him who waits.
but
He who hesitates is lost...

Never too old to learn.
but
You can't teach an old dog new tricks...

Practice makes a man perfect.
but
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...


Message in a Bottle



Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Halyard Shanty - Hym of the Jolly Roger


Ready for starboard, to the mast, raise the dark flag and bid,
Riches and death need not be stained as it sweeps over the wave;
Empty hand the deck, our guns be in raise; the scimitar bared;
Sharpen swords and cannons be tilted ready, roll the balls to me,
Save the treasure, the sinister of my duties; to guard the key;

Never be lowered, the black flag we hold dear;
If the sea be denied us, we’ll just cut through the air;
Unshared will we leave our victory’s fiend,
Diana’s cool summers, the smell of the rose;
I claim not a portion, but I’ll ask what is mine
‘Tis time to toast to a victory, a cup of red wine.
Some fight ‘tis for riches, some fight ‘tis for fame;
The first I despise, and the last is a name.

I fight ‘tis for love, I long to see flow,
To the stroke of my sword, the limb of my foe;
I strike for the memory of long gone years;
I only shed blood whilst the other shed tears,
I come, as the lightning comes swift from above,
Over the face that I loathe, to the battle; aid my love.

Pray I may be cut at the back, but oh before I go…
Keep your fifteen men and your dead man’s chest;

While we drink up me ‘earties yoho…




Message in a Bottle



Thursday, August 27, 2009

A gap in the balance: 3 libras- A Perfect Circle


Discovered 3 Libras from A Perfect Circle and the tune and lyrics certainly give the kick! Certainly a breather for the lost and incognito- romantic.

Check out the lyrics and the Youtube video below:


3 Libras
A Perfect Circle


Threw you the obvious, and you flew
With it on your back
A name in your recollection
Down among a million same.

Difficult not to feel a little bit
Disappointed and passed over
When I've looked right through
to see you naked but oblivious
And you don't.. see.. me

But I threw you the obvious,
Just to see if there's more behind the eyes
of a fallen angel,
Eyes of a tragedy

Here I am expecting just a little bit
Too much from the wounded
But I see,
See through it all, see through..
And see you.

Cause I threw you the obvious
to see what occurs behind the
Eyes of a fallen angel
Eyes of a tragedy

Oh well, oh well..
Apparently nothing.
Apparently nothing at all.

You don't, you don't, you don't see me
You don't, you don't, you don't see me
You don't, you don't, you don't see me
You don't, you don't, you don't see me

You don't see me
You don't... you don't
You don't see me at all




Friday, August 21, 2009

Dreamcatcher


O dreamcatcher, do cleave it swift;
O dreamcatcher, the evening speaks.
O dreamcatcher, on this bed I lay;
O dreamcatcher, the sandman may envy.
O dreamcatcher, capture his dust,
As I close these weary eyes to end the day's demise...

Veil of memories, may they cover my eyes...
Dreams ill conjure, may I come to carve them and spit;
In your strands, the sands of time seeps...

When I run to the light; hear soothing music.
See applaud and gleaming faces, relieves my heart with feelings true,
Comforting hugs or a precious kiss where it may be a due,
Every step I take, snagging me to a growing window.

Prongs of memories I may live and let die,
Promise of success in valor, lest life's simple pleasures;
May they make me come clean, for each candle that burns,
I know I'll tread bitter waters or savor luxurious wines.

Like broken straws they may lie in wait, tonight underneath the spoils of my pillows...


Thursday, August 13, 2009

This is my promise: David Cook- Come back to me

Another inspiring tune from David Cook. "Come back to me" gives relevance to the afflicted and hurting...


Come Back to Me
David Cook
You say you gotta go and find yourself
You say that you're becoming someone else
Don't recognize the face in the mirror
Looking back at you

You say you're leavin
As you look away
I know theres really nothin left to say
Just know i'm here
Whenever you need me
I'll wait for you

So i'll let you go
I'll set you free
And when you see what you need to see
When you find you come back to me

Take your time i wont go anywhere
Picture you with the wind in your hair
I'll keep your things right where you left them
I'll be here for you

Oh and i'll let you go
I'll set you free
And when you see what you need to see
When you find you come back to me

And i hope you find everything that you need
I'll be right here waiting to see
You find you come back to me

I can't get close if your not there
I can't get inside if theres no soul to bear
I can't fix you i can't save you
Its something you have to do

So i'll let you go
I'll set you free
And when you see what you need to see
When you find you come back to me
Come back to me
So i'll let you go
I'll set you free
And when you see what you need to see
When you find you come back to me

And i hope you find everything that you need
I'll be right here waiting to see
You find you come back to me

When you find you come back to me
When you find you come back to me
When you find you come back to me



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A surge of emotion: David Cook's Permanent

One song from David Cook that moved me is "Permanent." Truly one good song to reflect and be inspired from.

Check out the lyrics and Youtube video below, featuring his American Idol 2009- Finale night performance.


Permanent

David Cook

Is this the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my broken promise that you’ll never see me cry
And everything, it will surely change even if I tell you I won’t go away today

Will you think that you’re all alone
When no one’s there to hold your hand?
And all you know seems so far away and everything is temporary rest your head
I'm permanent

I know he’s living in hell every single day
And so I ask oh God is there some way for me to take his place
And when they say it’s all touch and go I wish I could make it go away
But still you say

Will you think that you’re all alone
When no one’s there to hold your hand?
When all you know seems so far away and everything is temporary, rest your head
I’m permanent
I’m permanent

Is this the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my promise that you’ll never see me cry...






Monday, August 10, 2009

More to lose: Chris Daughtry's version of Poker Face!

Chris Daughtry's version to the popsicle "Poker Face" rocks. The lyrics certainly come out and loop the message inside that rock head of yours. A combination of mush, crap and emotions will rendezvous in a rush.

Chris definitely has stolen this song and added with his enthrall- totally made it his own! Check out the lyrics and Youtube video below:

Poker Face
Chris Daughtry

I wanna hold em' like they do in texas plays
Fold em', let em' hit me, baby stay with me
Luck and intuition, play the cards with spades to start
And after she's been hooked I'll play the one that's on her heart

Oh, o-o-oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
I'll get her hot, show her what I've got
(2x)

Can't read my, can't read my
No you can't read my poker face
(2x)

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(2x)

I wanna roll with her, a hard pair we will be
A little gambling is fun when you're with me
Russian roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it's love, if its not rough it isn't fun

Oh, o-o-oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
I'll get her hot, show her what I've got
(2x)

Can't read my, can't read my
No you can't read my poker face
(2x)

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(4x)

Can't read my, can't read my
No you can't read my poker face
(4x)

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(4x)

















Friday, August 07, 2009

The Idol

Tonight, not again...
Beneath those glittering lights...
When the veils are up...
Cast a face with all these people...

The songs i'll sing, will come mystical to these innocents; as if all a belying victim to the devil; all trapped lambs for the butcher.


Tonight, not again...
I'll drown my sorrows in the incense of liquor cocktails...
Savor the scent of women, whose laughter and company, a relief for the yoke;
then live each moment for only tonight...

I'll mutter pleasantries again, in malignant conversations with whom the twist of my tongue means cancer...

Then laughter... the best kept reprise for this hollow drifting log.

Tonight, not again...
I'll become someone who I know I'm not...

Jasmin Uy

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Find the right outsourcing firm in the Philippines

Some of the best resources for outsourcing services in Southeast Asia come from the Philippines. A lot of forefront companies from large markets such as UK, US, and Europe now make up the large bulk of customers for outsourcing firms specializing in the fields of manufacturing, banking and electronics. The country is declared as one of the best destinations for outsourcing and inbound call center primarily because the second language set is English and is spoken well by everyone.

Outbound call center services are frequently availed of and clients can select from a vast lot of company resources conveniently available online through websites. Clients can simply select the company they like and get background check right away at a touch of a button.

Recent developments in technology saw the ease and convenience for outsourcing in the Philippines as the country is well equipped with competent and skilled manpower; has the necessary infrastructure both in establishments and most importantly- communication equipment needed for fast and accurate delivery of information and transactions for both clients and their customers.

Philippines call center provide services at very competitive rates and most companies based in the country met language, IT, medical, legal, accounting and various more services to suit client needs.


Friday, June 05, 2009

Of tongues and usurpers

It's not at all true sometimes;
perceptions conceived by the playful mind;
Succumbing to cancer,
words though fly a million miles...

Hidden behind the veil
Is a crack at the knife...
A drapery of acts;
A share of a thought or two;
All at the tip of a drummer boy's stick...

Plagued by the locust swarm...
Ran on over the edge amidst watchful eyes;
Happy smiles that turn red,
Prowling in the shadows...
Dull blades bent on infecting havoc in the back,
Lurking behind sweet conversations in front...

Claimants simply listen;
Let loose the bolt to hasten the quasar of words;
Untie the knot to let everything pass unnoticed...

Playing along with the scheme;
Rolling the dice for the poker of retribution,
Of which will come sweet...

Usurpers lead on;

Unaware that claimants knew;
Culminates a grin, along with every clue...

Someday, perhaps...
When everything has died down;
Knitting father time;
Until then, should the dove perch;

Lest the truth be told...
Usurper tongues should be gripped in an Atlantean hold...

Jasmin Uy






Thursday, April 02, 2009

Go with Web Analytics, Go clicktrue!

If you’re in Singapore and looking for an SME partner online; then send the good vibes to clickTRUE Pte Ltd.- a subsidiary of SPH Magazines. This is one good Pay Per Performance online marketing company that can certainly lend a hand for specialized services such as: Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimization, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimization.

clickTrue- backed by continuous service to more than 100 clients spanning local and Pan-Asian markets; will help you get a grip and enhance your presence online!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Francis Magalona: A tribute to the phenomenal 3 Stars and a Sun advocate



"Bahay kubo kahit munti, may pula, Bughaw, dilaw, atsaka puti…There is a need to sow the seed, toil the soil and plod until your hands bleed; 'Coz this land is sacred, many a battle have been fought with hatred, don't tell me that you understand; It's been 400 years of tears for the brown man; Still and all the fight has just begun...3 stars & a sun!”

- 3 Stars and a Sun

"Every color and every hue, Is represented by me and you. Take a slide in the slope,Take a look in the kaleidoscope; Spinnin’ round, make it twirl... In this kaleidoscope world"

-Kaleidoscope world


March 6, 2009- Another dissident of Filipino nationalism in music passed away. I was saddened by the fact that one of my idols will go down the pit; but at the same time I am grateful that all his efforts in his call for unity and national pride through music are now widely recognized by Filipinos the world over.

More popularly known with names like: “FrancisM,” “Master Rapper” and as “The man from Manila” Francis revolutionized the merging of rap music and pinoy rock and produced a new genre in music appealing to everyone’s taste. Rich, poor, young and old alike were delighted with Francis’ mix of music. His stuff also brought in a new awakening for the youth on the roles they’ll have to play to make society whole.

Some of his songs (to name a few) were: Mga Kababayan, Man from Manila, Kabataan para sa kinabukasan, Ito ang gusto ko, Nilamon ng sistema, Mga praning, Meron akong ano, 1800-96, 3 stars and a sun, Baw-waw, to the ever popular Kaleidoscope. Francis M dominated the airwaves and earned the respect of artists and musicians and bagged the title as the Philippines’ Master Rapper. He also lent support to the establishment of new artists in both rap and pinoy rock and has since collaborated with fellow artists such Eraserheads etc. to raise the bar of OPM.

Several prestigious honors were given to him which included being cited as the King of Philippine rap and he was featured in international hip hop publications such as the All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop published back in 2003 by Backbeat Books, and making it to the May 2004 issue of The Source a U.S. based publication.

Among the awards given to him was the 2005 Pioneer Hall of Fame Award by Empire Entertainment at the 1st Annual Philippine Hip-hop Music Awards, the MTV Pilipinas Video Music Awards: Generations Award in 2006 in recognition of his career that has spanned decades and broken boundaries and for his music which continues to inspire generations of artists and music fans from the Philippines and abroad.

Above all this, he was given the ultimate award after his death though the efforts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; He was given the Presidential Medal of Merit by the President of the Republic of the Philippines and cited “for his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire us.”

I’ll say my salute and goodbye to you idol and couple it up with a grin, knowing that you’ll live forever with us through your music…


Message in a Bottle


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The mystery of the stolen Tarsier and the Impostor-winner


Here's one story which i hope will bring a heads up among the organizers of the recently concluded Company Logo and Brand Icon contest held in Cagayan De Oro City- which I have known to be Shie Corporation, to probe deeper and review the wining piece Tarsier logo.

You've awarded the prize to an impostor and not the real artist who dedicated time and passion just to finish that masterpiece!
I'm sure you're all serious professionals who will never tolerate "infringement" and thievery to stain your prestigious event.

An artist friend and colleague Darlene Sanguenza who frequently makes logos and illustrations on her free-time and posts them for sale at picture website www.istockphoto.com received shocking news that one of her piece was entered into the contest without her consent and much worse, under another person's name!

As news of her piece winning one of the event's categories broke out and the P40,000 php prize that went into the hands of the "supposed" winner, all she could do is sit by a corner and grit her teeth in disbelief with the unfortunate event that went her way.

Abruptly after thinking things over, she got hold of the impostor's contact details and tried the subtle ways to remedy the problem (even bargaining with cash) but seems like this guy's stone deaf and stayed tough despite her pleas for no formal complaint has been filed yet, and im sure no one from the event has known about this person's activity until now.


What Darlene wants is to get back her piece of artwork, get the proper acknowledgment and the appropriate punishment for the impostor who maybe by now is laughing behind your backs for his ill gotten luck!





Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Cutting- edge mobile marketing campaign platform tool for business and enterprises to be launched in beta!


Hongkong- Marketing and advertising nowadays can be done via mobile phone! Presenting TMS Factory, the newest self-service mobile platform for business and enterprises will be soft launched in beta this coming February 08, 2009 online. It is the newest innovation with the aim for the quick, easy access and distribution of marketing materials such as enterprise ads, promos, product information, interactive coupons, rewards and discounts and other promo contents to the desired audience via mobile phones minus the costs and hassles!

Now enterprises will gain a broad reach with their desired campaign areas at a touch of a button- with even worldwide distribution at half the cost!

TheTMSway Ltd. Developer of TMS Factory (www.tmsfactory.com), enabled the platform tool with a variety of functions such as: a library of retailer templates, email marketing, barcode technology and SMS banner services to raise the bar of marketing and advertising in an untraditional and user friendly manner.

“We’re thinking that in this market recession period, providing a platform to create and distribute mobile coupons from anywhere and accessible anytime really makes the cut” David Jacka TMS co- founder quips.

“With the product, mobile pains will be eliminated making mobile marketing easy and accessible to everyone. But we are continuing to make TMS Factory even faster, more robust and with more options. We’re now working on the version 2 with more libraries, more services and more analysis via TMS Analytic.” TMS co-founder Frederick Saurat added.

TMS Factory is very easy to use and can be customized according to the user’s preference and needs. Using the said application will not require professional IT development skills. All that a user simply needs to do is just ‘drag and drop’ desired items and tools needed in the planned campaign and send it.

1D and 2D barcodes (QR, Datamatrix and EZ) along with the TMS media widgets associated on the platform allows a cross media access to mobile campaign. This way enterprises will gain instant visibility thru emails, web, print media, social networks and TV.

Last September 2008, TMS Factory mobile platform was launched in alpha and met success at the TechCrunch50 Conference held at San Francisco California, USA.

The platform’s beta launching online this coming Sunday is also highly anticipated as it paves the way for enterprises to minimize costs in marketing and advertising campaigns while enhancing their capability to reach a broad spectrum of consumers.

TMS Factory with official website: www.tmsfactory.com will soon open to serve both local and international markets and as an opening salvo, great deals and big discounts await the first 500 clients that sign up.

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About TheTMSway Ltd.

TheTMSway Ltd. is a mobile tools and applications development company with the goals of reinventing and bridging the world’s businesses and media with the billions of digital consumers.

With headquarters in Hongkong and the Philippines, TMSway Ltd. is the first company in Asia to revolutionize a cutting-edge ‘media- to- mobile’ platform that’s fully integrated with mobile applications and pull direct marketing concepts for the mobilization of product information and services, entertainment, advertising and media.

The company provides diverse mobile solutions using the worldwide SMS services, 1D and 2D barcodes technology and TMS codes solution to maximize media and advertising dissemination.



Contact Details:

TheTMSway Ltd – IT Headquarters (M. Media Corporation)
4/F Pag-ibig Corp. Tower
Mindanao Ave. Cebu Business Park
Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Tel: 6332 232 8922
Email: luida@thetmsway.com

TheTMSway Ltd. – Hongkong
5/F On Lan Centre
11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hongkong

Contact Person:

Luida CabataƱa

PR and Communications
Tel. 6332 232 8922
Email: luida@thetmsway.com

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Writing Exercise: My imaginary take on the 2010 Philippine presidential race speech


The Philippine election season is nearing. Trapos (traditional politicians) will once again be in the spotlight. To be expected will be the mudslinging, character assassinations and dirty politics that follow the perverted golden rule – He who has the gold (and the guns, and goons) rules!

Enough of that! The Filipinos deserve better. In less than 400 words, write a speech announcing your own candidacy for the country’s highest post on a platform of ‘change’. Be convincing and inspirational. In short, do an Obama.

Here's the shot on my part:

The country’s boon or bane lies in your hand

Change… One word that’s abrupt, clear, yet so hard to achieve. I’m sure most of you gathered here today will agree that it is what the country needs and what better time to realize it than now!

Let me remind you that with your hand, you were given the power to direct the course of our nation- a right that’s clearly been taken for granted, maligned with apathy, greed and power today. Remember, it took decades of bloodshed and burden on our forefathers so we can enjoy what we have now. Remember, all the hardships and lives lost in the “hand me downs” of corrupt ruling- where poverty is the pestilence and money is reeled in as the cure. If you’ve sold your vote, then it’s as good as you’ve sold yourself, your children and their coming generations to the yoke.

Haven’t we learned from the pages of our nation’s history? How many more EDSA’s we’ll have to go through in order for us to see the adverse effects of our dirty politics and those deceitful in power. Given the current predicament of our country, it is not at all a reason to accept money in exchange for your “little” vote. Sure, you’ll get a fill for your empty stomach, but what is lurking behind the intention to buy your vote? ... Too hungry to even ask why?

Remember that when a corrupt mind is at work, what millions he lost now to buy your vote, he will simply regain and multiply once he’s at the seat of power!
Like a crab nibbling on the fat of the land, the more ruthless he will become with every bite, to get more from you.

I will not say more of the past administrations; you already know who’s who so I leave it up to you to do the accounting.

Open your eyes to your Television… Hear the growing number… wanton cries of the hungry and the oppressed…can these things be measured through the seam of a 1 Piso coin?

I will not promise and I cannot promise you anything, but in the premise of change I’ve climbed up on this podium to speak my mind. I come to you now not only as a candidate but also a friend who’s willing to walk with you in the path and heave my contributions to end our dire… Friends, good afternoon.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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