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ABS-CBN’s Digital Shows go full blast today, August 1


There’s no stopping ABS-CBN‘s commitment to be in the service of the Filipino as it gives birth to a new viewing experience. It is making its programs go on digital starting today, August 1. New and well-loved shows will headline on Kapamilya Online Live as it goes live-streaming via its entertainment’s YouTube and facebook pages.

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Kapamilya Online Live will live stream a mix of current shows and classic Kapamilya programs throughout the day as ABS-CBN are for free, without any subscription. Also, viewers can catch the latest episodes of their favorite shows as it will be available on-demand in the next 24 hours.

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On YouTube, Kapamilya Online Live will stream continuously throughout the day from as early as 7:40 AM until 10 PM. On Facebook, on the other hand, viewers can catch their favorite shows on regular time slots with scheduled breaks between time blocks. Live streaming of shows on both platforms will be available exclusively in the Philippines.

The weekday slate will begin with Magandang Buhay, Magpahanggang Wakas, and MMK in the morning block. It will continue with It’s Showtime, Love Thy Woman, and The General’s Daughter in the afternoon.

While in its primetime block, Kapamilya Online Live has FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano episodes (that previously aired on Kapamilya Channel on cable and satellite TV) will be available in the first three weeks (before new episodes come out in the fourth week). In the evenings, viewers have access to shows like 100 Days to Heaven, Forevermore, Los Bastardos, and A Soldier’s Heart.

On Saturdays, the morning lineup will feature Halik and It’s Showtime, followed by Wansapanataym Presents and I Feel U in the afternoon, and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo’s Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan and It’s Showtime sa Primetime in the evening.

Kapamilya Online Live’s Sunday programming, meanwhile, will include Pangako Sa ‘Yo, ASAP Natin ‘To, and Ipaglaban Mo in the morning and Angel Locsin’s Iba ‘Yan and Be Careful With My Heart in the evening.

From Kapamilya Online Live, a redirection to ABS-CBN News’ YouTube channel and facebook page will occur during TV Patrol and The World Tonight.

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Kapamilya Online Live is the newest home of ABS-CBN’s well-loved shows that Filipinos miss watching on TV. Despite the Network’s non-renewal of its broadcast franchise–it still seeks to preserve the bond between Kapamilyas and finds alternative ways in bringing entertainment to Filipinos.

Catch the live stream of Kapamilya shows, old and new, on Kapamilya Live Online and subscribe to ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and facebook page. For the complete programming schedule, visit KapamilyaOnlineLive.com.

‘Must-Have[s]’ or ‘Good-to-Have[s]’ are possible to acquire via ‘Things I Like’ App


Expressing one’s love toward loved ones is but just natural for any human, which probably is the key to creating such app called ‘Things I Like’ or ‘TIL’.

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‘TIL’ is an application that enables one to see what his or her loved ones like. Thus, in the process, it also allows the viewer to post his or her own, anytime, anywhere.

Since Christmastime is just around the corner—this application could very well reflect the thoughts of William Wordsworth, an English romantic poet who once wrote: “Fill the paper [modified, but with more emphasis] breathings of one’s heart.”

Though Wordsworth said about ‘paper’, but with the advancement of technology these days and how humans [especially Filipinos] have become attached to social media, which has made the distance of humankind become more intimate and reachable by just simply clicking the button[s] online.

This app is a realization of not just simply telling people about one’s dreams, hopes, wishes and all—it is simply by showing one’s list of heart’s desires. It is also the newest way to discover, connect and share the things that one likes.

How one start to show his or her wish list? Simply download the app for free via Google Play. To install it on mobile phones, click here.

As soon as it is installed, one can start exploring the app and add one’s friends in his contacts just like the setup on facebook. One can even customize his or her friends by putting  or labeling them in a particular group.

 

Syjuco files formal complaint against SSS


Today, January 18, independent Presidential candidate Augusto ‘Boboy’ Syjuco Jr. filed a formal complaint against Social Security System (SSS) on behalf of the agency’s millions of pensioners to investigate the questionable acts and practices of SSS officers in handling the money remitted by the private sector workforce.

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Syjuco interviewed by television network correspondents.

It is feared that the 32 million SSS pensioners may be cut-off from the retirement lifeline if the economy crumbles under the Aquino administration.

According to an SSS official, the agency’s losses have accumulated a mark-to-market loss of stocks and ballooned to an overall loss that reached to Php42.2 billion. Today, there are senior executives who get paid up to Php100,000 monthly while most of the pensioners are paid only at Php1,000, which is not even enough for the retired workers’ medical maintenance.

The incumbent President—PNoy said the pension hike for over two million pensioners may result to substantial negative income for the SSS as it may only resort to using Investment Reserve Fund (IRF) to support the pension hike. Also, he mentioned that the IRF may diminish over the years and reach by 2029. The proposed pension increase of Php2000 per retiree multiplied by the present number of more than two million pensioners may succumbed to a total payout of 56 billion yearly. Given the annual investment income of Php30 billion to Php40 billion—such total payment for pensioners will yield deficits of 16 to 26 billion annually.

Syjuco compares the SSS pensioners as ‘Walking Dead’ similar to the zombies on an American TV series.

He demands that SSS should be investigated for the following: low collection efficiency rate, fat bonuses for its officials, laxity in the collection of billions in contributions, retirement packages worth unconscionable millions given to SSS board members and non-collection of fines imposed by the courts against employees who violated the SSS law.

#BoboySyjuco is a former Representative of the 2nd District of Iloilo and the Chief of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Back in the Arroyo administration, he was a member of the President’s personal five-person ‘think tank’ on crucial matters in the affairs of the Constitutional Convention. In 1971, he was elected Vice-President for the 1971 Constitutional Convention, holding the third highest rank post back then, when he was still at the age of 28. He was the 10th youngest of the 320 delegates.

He earned his MBA degree in Business Administration at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.