(11:54 AM)- “Never give up. There’s this time before na sobrang effort kami magsulat then ang magbabasa lang is 5-10 na tao. Nakakadismaya, then makikita ka na may ibang mga article na tao. Then sasabihin mo, “Bakit walang nagbabasa ng blog ko?” Then basta may isang tao lang na maniwala sayo, then go for it. Hindi mo kailangan maging writer, just express yourself. Don’t try to impress others, because if you impress others you’d just be tired. For travel and lifestyle, it’s not easy. Hindi naman lahat diba gusto yung unknown diba, ano ba mangyayari sakin next. Nung nagpunta ako sa Middle East, ang gusto ko lang mas mahalin ang sarili ko. Pero if you want this as a lifestyle, we’re promoting Sustainable Travel Lifestyle, kasi dadating na you would ask yourself after a long travel. I suggest, invest on your skills, invest on your certifications. You need to think about your purpose kung bakit ka magba-biyahe. And never travel if you want to run away from something, because it will haunt you wherever you go. Unexpectedly, when you’re ready, totoo pala yun, darating siya sa tamang time kung kelan ready ka. Jon and I separated for two months before we realized that we really like each other. Nag-meet kami sa Laos nun eh, and then after two days, naghiwalay kami then nagbiyahe ako ng Vietnam, then nag-yoga ako sa Thailand, and sabi ni Jon bisita ka naman, magmotorbike tayo sa Vietnam. And then yung bisita kong yun, di na ako umalis. When you meet someone in backpacking, you need to be clear. Huwag ka mahihiyang magtanong. You need to be direct to the point.” – Kach Medina about blogging, travel & lifestyle, and love
(11:46 AM) – “Ngayon we’re learning a new side sa relationship namin, napatunayan namin na travel buddies kami and yoga brother and sister kami.” – Kach Medina, on how blogging affected her relationship with her partner Jon.
(11:47 AM) – “I think ang advantage lang nung blog is based talaga sa experience namin ni Jon. And I think mas madaming nakaka-relate kasi Pinay ako, sabi ko kayang-kaya ng Pinay. And yun nga, inspiring. And goal kasi talaga namin is to inspire other bloggers and writers,” – Kach Medina, about TwoMonkeysTravelGroup.com
(11:42 AM) – Kach Medina says her first two published articles were on her blog site TwoMonkeysTravelGroup.com. Kach says her blog posts are also dependent on the questions sent to her via email by her readers, making her write helpful articles that often answers questions about traveling and backpacking. She also began to feature other bloggers on their blog site.
(11:41 AM) – TwoMonkeysTravelGroup.com in the Top 5 finalists for the People’s Choice Awards for Bloggers of the Year.
(11:37 AM) – 95.9 Green FM interviews live from Peru via Skype Blogger of the Year Finalist and Filipina backpacker Kach Medina, together with her partner and co-blogger John Howe.
(11:38 AM) – Selected veterans in the field of Communication attended and shared their expertise in Media Fest 2015 hosted by DLSU-D. First year to 4th year Communication students attended the activities of Media Festival 2015 which was spearheaded by the Communication Program Council and the Communication and Journalism Department. Three personalities from different industries united to share their knowledge and experience to students from different course tracks which can be chosen by the students in their 4th year.
(11:36 AM) – ABS-CBN launches their “magical” black box. After seven years of preparation for the digital transition of free tv, ABS-CBN pioneered in the launch of the digital transmission or DTT in the history of Philippine television last February 11, 2015.
(11:34 AM) – Facebook launches Legacy Contact feature. Facebook users can now assign their friends or family to manage their accounts in case of death or emergency. (Jam Sarmiento)
(11:33 AM) – Smart Communications, Inc. awards winners of the 11th Sweep Awards. Wesleyan University’s Smart Marker Assistance And Product Trading (S-MART) bagged the championship in the 11th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Award. Wesleyan University won 500,00. (Charm Calixtro)
(11:32 AM) – DOJ encourages Telecommunication companies to have a “kill switch” feature for security purposes. According to DOJ, mobile phones robbery-related cases decreased in America and in London after the kill switch feature was launched.
(11:30 AM) – New online dating apps emerge and go viral. Philippines is now the new market of the California-based app Tinder, Paktor, Ashley Madison, and other online dating applications which is now famous to all ages and genders.
(11:28 AM) – Netizens questioned the alleged film adaptation of SAF 44 which will star former Laguna governor ER Ejercito which will be based on the murder of 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF). Y(Pau Yago)
(11:26 AM) – Netizens launched the campaign #Painttheirhandsback in support of Bench’s defaced billboard.
(11:25 AM) – Metrobank Foundation opened the nomination for “JOY” or Journalist of the Year for 2015.
(11:24 AM) – Senator Benigno Aquino IV promotes a bill that features responsible use of the internet.
(11:21 AM) – Annual Regional Film Festival Pelikultura was celebrated at De La Salle University – Dasmariñas. Pelikultura is annually held to recognize the talents of CALABARZON citizens in the field of filmmaking. Pelikultura is also one of the several programs of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to celebrate the month of February for National Arts month.
(11:18 AM) – Several TV Personalities united in the upcoming launch of Dare to Move 6: Remix in De La Salle University – Dasmarinas. Aside from flyers, posters, and taurpalins, Dare to Move 6: Remix also used social media to promote DTM.They used videos featuring selected celebrities and known personalities to plug their program. Among the known personalities who helped in the promotion of DTM are Jed Madela, Mayor Manny Maliksi of Imus City, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Wally Bayola, Arny Ross, Polo Ravales, and Edgar Allan de Guzman of GMA 7. (Rose Manalili)
(11:16 AM) – Daughter of known TV host and broadcaster Ramon Tulfo criticized her father through Twitter. Philippine Daily Inquirer published an article written by Ramon Tulfo Last February 17, 2015 to (Via Gonzales)
(11:14 AM) – Internet Service Providers agreed to place their Average Internet Speed in their advertisements. According to Engineer Edgardo Cabarios, Director of National Telecommunication Commission and Common Carriers Authorization Department, the internet service providers have agreed to state their average speed about their internet connection in every town. (Ma. Adonai Mangosan)
(11:12 AM) – A group of international cybercriminals hacked a bank and stole billions of money. The group known as Carbanak Gang, is known as cybercriminal group that steals from banks in Russia, Ukraine, and several parts of Europe and China. (Jhem Moralidad)
(11:10 AM) – Local film “That Thing Called Tadhana”, which was declared as Hugot Movie of the year, was given a Grade A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. The film, which was first regularly screened last February 4, remains in the cinemas on its 3rd week. The film already earned P100 million in the span of two weeks. It was also declared as the “Hugot of the Year” due to the witty lines and dialogue which stole the hearts of its viewers. Teenagers also flocked the cinemas to watch the love team of Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman. The film also garnered 70,000 followers and likes on Facebook. The film was written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone.
In the news today on Media Watch…
Today on Media Watch, travel blogger Kach Medina Umandap and Jon Howe joins the show sharing their insights on blogging and being a finalist on the Blogger of the Year Awards in Utah, USA.