Auza.Net Brings Kiss 102.3 FM to the World

Earlier last week, Auza.Net accepted the challenge to bring Bohol’s favorite FM station Kiss 102.3 FM to the world via live audio streaming on the web. The company brings in the experience of implementing the DYRD-AM Worldwide broadcast for the last 9 years. The new website will be officially launched on May 1, 2017. Test broadcast is currently on-going.

Mr. Jerome Auza of Auza.Net and Mr. Peter Dejaresco of Kiss 102.3 FM sealed the partnership and are both excited to finally stream the live broadcast of the FM station on it’s own website. On the roadmap is the implementation of a mobile app for the streaming service, as well as integration with social media sites.

Auza said that the project was implemented in record time in order to be available for the May 1 festivities during the Tagbilaran Fiesta. The on-the-job trainees of the Auza.Net assisted Auza in the implementation of the project. The setup involved using a virtual private server in Singapore and US to provide for the bandwidth needed to implement the online broadcast. The setup is very similar to one for DYRD-AM Worldwide broadcast.

The disc jockeys of Kiss FM.

Event Aspects Brings Peter Pan Musical to Cebu

On June 11-12, 2016, Event Aspects, in collaboration with Events International, a production company that produce international concerts and theatrical shows, brought to the country the first Philippine staging of “PETER PAN: A Musical Adventure​” last June 11­-12, 2016, at SM Seaside City­ Centerstage. ​

Mr. Paul Hammond, the highly­ experienced director and distinguished creative entertainment producer, directed the show. The performers are professional actors and actresses from the widely­known mainstream theaters in West End of London and they just had their successful shows in India, Thailand, Vietnam and some parts of Europe.

The show was well loved by the audience with children enthusiastically cheering on Peter Pan, Tinker bell and Wendy as they fought with Captain Hook and his pirate crew.

At the end of the show, the cast posed for souvenir pictures with the audience.

The cast of Peter Pan the Musical Adventure poses for photos with the audience after the show.

The cast of Peter Pan the Musical Adventure poses for photos with the audience after the show.

West End Theater Artists to Perform in Cebu; Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure


Yes, you’ve heard it right! Cebuanos will soon witness a stageplay performed by international artists from the widely-known mainstream theaters of West End, London. This seems too good to be true but this is really it! The performers will set foot in Cebu this June 11 and 12, 2016 at SM Seaside-Centerstage, for a musical portrayal of the story of Peter Pan, entitled “PETER PAN: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE”, directed by the highly-experienced, executive producer-director, writer, marketer with wide exposure to performance events staged in theme-parks, formal theatres, open-air and street– Mr. Paul Hammond. This will be its first Philippine staging. Exciting!

This event is headed by Events International, a production company that has brought international concerts and stageplays across the stages in India, Thailand, Vietnam and some parts of Europe. They have promoted musicals from the US and UK such as “Barefoot in the Park”, “Cats”, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Evita” and “Mousetrap”. As the company is still on its ongoing journey in providing entertainment, they decided to mount “Peter Pan” in the Philippines and luckily, Cebu, in particular.

Events International is currently in collaboration with Event Aspects, a local production company that coordinates and manages corporate and artistic events. This event has long been planned and with careful and thorough processing, the collaboration finally laid all the cards on the table. So for all theater enthusiasts, children of all ages and for everyone else who once met Peter, Wendy or Tinkerbell in their dreams, please keep posted for further details.

Well, this might have been such a surprising announcement for many but this is  definitely something to be thrilled about. This is then the right time to believe that one day, or some day, that famous childhood story will come to life and everyone can then fly together to Neverland! Just remember that:

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure
June 11-12, 2016 4pm Matinee | 7pm Gala
SM Seaside Centerstage
Buy tickets now:
Regular ticket prices:
Pirate Cove (VIP Seats) P2000 [June 11-7PM is sold out]
Mermaid Lagoon (Middle Seats) P1600
Indian Camp (General Admission) P1200
See you in ‪#‎Neverland‬
‪#‎PeterPanAMusicalAdventure‬ ‪#‎PeterPanInCebu‬ ‪#‎EventAspects‬

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Globe Telecom sustains customer growth momentum, now at 45.4M Business strategy of providing complete digital experience working to attract customers

Globe Telecom sustained its customer growth momentum for the period January to September 2014, with total customer base at 45.4 million, an 18% jump from 38.4 million a year earlier, underpinned by strong acquisitions in both the mobile and broadband businesses. The company’s robust customer take-up steered the telecommunications provider to lead the industry in terms of revenue growth during the review period.

Globe Telecom’s solid success over the past several years in attracting customers reflects the mobile operator’s ability to lead the pack in revenue expansion. “Our growth has been driven by our business strategy of providing our customers with products and services most relevant to them. We will continue with our approach of creating a brand that appeals to our customers’ digital lifestyle and providing superior customer experience,” Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said.

The company’s robust customer acquisition buoyed core net profit during the period to P11.6 billion, up 22% from a year earlier as revenues reached P72.7 billion, an 8% increase from a year earlier. Over the past two years, Globe customer acquisition growth has been running in double-digits, leading the company to post high single- digit growth in revenue versus low single-digit or even flattish growth of the industry. In 2013, Globe consolidated revenues rose 9% as customer acquisition grew 16% to 40.5 million. In the year prior, revenues expanded 6%, helped by an 11% jump in customer base.

Total gross acquisitions in the first nine months of the year stood at 27.6 million, 25% higher year-on-year, driven by record-level acquisitions registered in the first half of the year. Coming from the preceding quarter’s all-time high of 9.6 million customers, gross additions for the third quarter slowed to 8.9 million. As anticipated, churn rates for the third quarter were higher, owing to the churn of non-paying subscribers registered in the system primarily for the Free Facebook promotion in the first four months of the year. Despite the higher churn rates, net incremental subscribers improved to 4.4 million for the first three quarters of this year, a solid 29% higher than the 2013 level of 3.4 million net additions.

Globe Prepaid gross acquisitions in the January to September period grew to 11.6 million, a 23% surge when compared to gross acquisitions of 9.4 million a year earlier. TM, on the other hand, generated total gross acquisition of 15.5 million in the first nine months of the year, up 27% from a year earlier attributed to TM’s continued aggressive acquisition efforts.

At the end of September, total customer base of Globe Prepaid reached 18.9 million while that of TM reached 21.8 million, higher by 12% and 24%, respectively, from a year earlier, bringing Globe Telecom’s total prepaid customer base to 40.7 million, an 18% rise from 34.5 million a year earlier.

On the other hand, Globe Telecom’s broadband business is steadily increasing its market share, providing support for robust revenues generated in the first nine months of the year. Broadband customer base at the end of September surged 36% to over 2.5 million versus over 1.8 million a year earlier, courtesy of the robust uptake in both wired solutions and wireless services.

Globe Telecom’s Tattoo Mobile Broadband maintained its brand leadership in the segment as it registered a solid 42% growth in customer base, while Tattoo Home reported an 11% increase in the number of customers after the first nine months of the year. The fixed line data segment, meanwhile, drew support from the growth in domestic and internet services, sustained circuit base expansion, strong demand for data connectivity and the relevance of the company’s innovative products and services that cater to the needs of its corporate clients such as sales and marketing, intercompany communications, database management and data storage. Also, the expansion of the local IT Enabled Services industry, which includes call centers and business outsourcing companies, also helped drive the growth of the corporate data business.

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For more information, please contact:

Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
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Globe extends “Libreng Tawag” to serve Typhoon Ruby-affected families

Globe extends “Libreng Tawag” to serve Typhoon Ruby-affected families

Telco’s free calling service connects overseas Filipinos back home


Globe Telecom announced that it will be extending its “Libreng Tawag” service abroad, which has helped overseas Filipinos connect with family and friends back in the Philippines as Typhoon Ruby (international codename “Hagupit”) barreled its way through the country.

With the free calling service well-received by Filipinos overseas, Globe will continue the “Libreng Tawag” program in the said countries and territories until 11:59 PM EST on December 9 or about 12:59 PM on December 10 in the Philippines.

“Globe is bringing its ‘Libreng Tawag’ initiative to eight countries around the world with some of the biggest OFW and migrant populations, knowing how important it is during these trying times for families separated by geography to communicate with each other and send messages of encouragement. We are pleased to extend this service overseas for one more day as our way of being united with our countrymen who may be affected by Typhoon Ruby,” said Globe Senior Vice President for International Business Rizza Maniego-Eala.

The “Libreng Tawag” of Globe was well-received overseas that, upon learning the severe weather disturbance will hit the Philippines, Filipinos trooped to various convergence points where the telco provided free calling stations. With this in mind, the telco will continue providing services for an extra day on the following locations:

In Saudi Arabia, at the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, the downtown district in Balad as well as partner stores of Globe, including in Riyadh, will serve as locations for the calling stations.

In Spain, Filipinos based there may avail of “Libreng Tawag” at four strategic points along Joaquín Costa Street in Barcelona. In Italy, the new Globe store in Rome, which opened last December 6, as well as its six month-old counterpart in Milan, will have calling stations for Pinoys in the Italian peninsula. Those in the United Kingdom will also be able to call home at no cost at Earl’s Court in London.

In Hong Kong, particularly in Central District, Filipinos can have the privilege to contact the Philippines for free, while OFWs in Singapore may avail of the service at the Lucky Plaza along Nathan Road.

In Canada, Filipinos can get call cards for free in Winnipeg in Manitoba; Joyce-Collingwood in Vancouver; Calgary in Alberta; St. Catherine’s in Niagara; Montreal in Quebec; and in Eastern and Western Ontario. Pinoys based in the US can also have complimentary Globe call cards at Seafood City branches across the said country.

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For more information, please contact:

Yoly C. Crisanto

Head, Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom, Inc.

Email Address:

Globe Press Room:

Twitter: @talk2GLOBE Facebook:

Miss Anda Wins Social Media Award in Miss Bohol 2014

A new award was given this year for the “Social Media Darling”, the candidate who is most popular on the official Facebook pages for each candidate and the official web page on the Bohol Sandugo Festival website. The selection of the winner was facilitated by Auza.Net’s social media specialists.

Miss Anda Allyson Mycee Escobia.

Miss Anda Allyson Mycee Escobia.

Miss Anda, Allyson Mycee Escobia, was the most popular candidate on the social media with the most number of likes, shares and views. The final count was taken at 12:01PM on July 19, 2014. Hon. Antonio Ouano, Jr. and Jerome Auza of Auza.Net, gave the award to Miss Anda.

The criteria agreed by the Miss Bohol 2014 committee for judging the award is 60% web page views and 40% Facebook likes and shares. The likes and shares are weighted as 20% each.  The criterial details are as follows:
60% – unique views of the candidate’s page in the official Bohol Sandugo Festival website (
20%- LIKES in Miss Bohol 2014 official FB pages Miss Bohol 2014 Candidates album
20%- SHARES in Miss Bohol 2014 official FB pages Miss Bohol 2014 Candidates album

The criteria is unique among other similar contests where only the likes are counted because it looks at three areas of “popularity” on the social media space instead of just likes.  Page views was given a higher weight because it means that people are really viewing the candidate’s page on the Sandugo website.  However, since the social media award is only a minor award, it had no bearing on the selection of the finalists.

The results were interesting because there were three different candidates that topped each criteria. Miss Loon topped the likes criteria, Miss Tubigon topped the shares criteria while Miss Anda topped the views criteria. The number of unique views of the candidate’s page on the official Bohol Sandugo Festival website were tallied using Google Analytics.

In the final calculation, Miss Anda emerged on top. The supporters of the Miss Anda candidates were viewing her web page which was a good thing for her because the page views criteria has 60% weight.

Screenshots of each of the candidate’s pictures on the official Miss Bohol 2014 album were taken at noon on July 19, 2014 in order to preserve the numbers of likes and shares counts.  Screenshots of the Google Analytics report of the Bohol Sandugo Festival website was also taken.

This year’s Miss Bohol is Miss Dauis Queenie Melody Fullante.