DTC Gear: Phone and Powerbank in One, Price and Specs

DTC has introduced Gear (GE3A) – a feature bar phone with power bank functionality. The people behind DTC have realized that pinoys need this kind of device, especially during calamities where often times power outages would take days before being restored.

dtc gear price philippines

DTC Gear is far beyond the usual feature phone as it can also work as power bank. With its 4500mAh battery capacity, it can recharge your smartphone wherever you are and when the need arises. It has built-in torch (flashlight), VGA rear camera, and FM Radio. It also offers dual SIM / dual standby, you can still keep in touch with relatives even if one telco experienced network disturption.

DTC Gear Specs and Price
2.4 inch QVGA TFT LCD
VGA rear camera
dual SIM / dual standby
FM radio (Bluetooth and wireless)
Big Torch (flashlight)
Power Bank functionality
Micro SD up to 32GB
4500mAh battery capacity
Price – TBA

With Gear at hand, you need not to worry about bringing a charger, or extra battery. You also don’t need to search for a place to re-charge your phone when its battery level turns red.

No news yet regarding the availability of this device locally. To keep you updated, I would suggest that you like the Facebook page of DTC (DTCmobileph).

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Philippine Holidays 2015 (Regular and Special Non Working Days) List

The list of Philippine Holidays for 2015 has been released. President PNoy via Official Gazzette has released the Proclamation Number 831 declaring the Regular, special holidays, and Special (non-working days) for year 2015. See the details below:
Philippine Holidays 2015
Regular Holidays
January 1 (Thursday) – New Year’s Day
April 2 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
April 3 (Friday) – Good Friday
April 9 (Thursday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Friday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Friday) – Independence Day
August 31 (Last Monday of the month) – National Heroes Day
November 30 (Monday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Friday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Wednesday) – Rizal Day

Special (Non-Working) Holidays
February 19 (Thursday) – Chinese New Year
April 4 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
August 21 (Friday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
January 2 (Friday) – Additional special non-working days
December 24 (Thursday) – Additional special non-working days
December 21 (Thursday) – Last Day of the Year

All Schools Special Holiday
February 25 (Wednesday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary

Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha holiday dates shall be declared once the Islamic holidays were determined.

Basing from the above holidays, the country will be experiencing 9 long weekends particularly in the months of January, April, June, August and November.

*Details from source

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Piolo and Inigo Pascual “Brighter for You” Duet, Is This the New Father and Son Song?

Piolo Pascual and his son Inigo Pascual had their very first recording together with song titled “Brighter for You.” This reminds me of the classic “Father and Son” song however, with a different twist as the song talks about how the father (Piolo) wants to become the best dad. How he is very proud of his son and wants to assure the latter would have brighter future. On the other hand, the son (Inigo) shared about how his father became an inspiration to him and how his guidance has made him become the man he is right now.
piolo inigo pascual brighter for you

Watch Piolo Pascual and Inigo Pascual “Brighter for You” Duet official music video below:

After you watched the music video, you, for sure would experience LSS (last song syndrome) so to make it easy for you, I’ve placed below the complete lyrics. Enjoy.

Brighter for You Lyrics performed by Piolo and Inigo Pascual

I watch you grow from afar
How I wish I could always be where you are
Now we got a lot of catching up to do
Gonna cherish every moment I have with you

Can I just tell you, son
You make me proud each day
I want to be the best father in every way

I’m gonna make sure the future
Will shine brighter for you
The life that you deserve
I wanna give it to you
The best is yet to come, here comes the sun
Shining brighter for you

(Inigo Pascual)
I’ve always put you on a pedestal
The past ain’t perfect, but we can still have it all
I feel your guiding hand when we’re aprt
I’ve grown to be the man after your own heart

Can I just tell you, Dad
You make me proud each day
I face life without fear
‘cause you’ve shown me the way

(Inigo)
I’m gonna make sure the future
Will shine brighter for you
The life that you deserve
I’m gonna give it to you
The best is yet to come, here comes the sun
Shining brighter for you

(Piolo)
From your baby steps

(Inigo)
To following in your footsteps

(Piolo Pascual)
We’ll be best buddies till we’re old and grey

(Inigo)
Thank you for giving me a brighter life today

(Piolo and Inigo Pascual duet)
I’m gonna make sure the future
Will shine brighter for you
The life that you deserve
I’m gonna give it to you
The best is yet to come, here comes the sun
Shining brighter for you (repeat 2X)
Hhhhmmmmmm

*Credits to iminigopascual youtube account for the video

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Asus Zenfone 4, 5, and 6 are Now Available on Kimstore, Price and Specs

The much awaited affordable Azus Zenfone 4, 5, and 6 variants have arrived on the shelves of Kimstore, the leading online gadget store in the Philippines.

Kimstore announced today July 21,2014 on their official Facebook page (KimstorePH) that they are now selling these 3 Asus Zenfone variants. The numbers 4, 5, and 6 basically, corresponds to the size of screen display. This budget zenfones comes in five different vibrant colors (Cherry Red, Pearl White, Solar Yellow, Charcoal black, and Sky Blue).
azus zenfone 4 5 6 inch
Out of the box, these devices run on android 4.3 Jellybean but according to Asus official website it can be upgraded to the latest 4.4 KitKat OS. No details however, regarding the release date of the upgrade. All variants are powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor and supported by a GPU. Just like any other affordable phones in the Philippines, these phones are also offering dual (micro) SIM. Check out the respective specs below and the price:

Asus Zenfone 4
4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (protected by gorilla glass 3)
Android 4.3 Jellybean OS (upgradable to 4.4 KitKat)
1.2GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom Processor (with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology)
PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
4/ 8GB Internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD)
1GB of RAM
5MP auto-focus rear camera
.3MP front-facing camera
Micro USB / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Dual Micro SIM / dual stand-by
1600mAh battery capacity
Available colors: black, white, red, and blue
Price – P3795

Asus Zenfone 5
5-inch HD IPS Display (protected by gorilla glass 3)
Android 4.3 Jellybean OS (upgradable to 4.4 KitKat)
2GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom Processor (with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology)
PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
8 / 16GB Internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD)
1/ 2GB of RAM
8MP rear camera with LED flash (with pixelmaster technology)
2MP front-facing camera
Micro USB / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0
Dual Micro SIM / dual stand-by
2110mAh battery capacity (non-removable)
Available colors: black, white, red, and blue
Price – P5975

Asus Zenfone 6
6-inch HD Display (protected by gorilla glass 3)
Android 4.3 Jellybean OS (upgradable to 4.4 KitKat)
2GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom Processor (with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology)
PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
8 / 16 /32GB Internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD)
1 / 2GB of RAM
13MP rear camera with LED flash (with ASUS pixel master technology)
2MP front-facing camera
Micro USB / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0
Dual Micro SIM / dual stand-by
3300mAh battery capacity (non-removable)
Available colors: black, white, red, and blue
Price – P10915

For those who want to know, Kimstore is a legit online gadget store. I was able to buy from them twice: The first is HTC Sensation XE, and the second is HTC One X.

They offer meetups, shipping via LBC next-day delivery, and self-collect (at their office) to get your purchased gadget. When comes to payment, they accept cash upon meetup, bank deposit, Cebuana Lhuiller, and Credit Card (Mastercard).

*Price is good only on the time of writing. For the updated pricing, I strongly suggest that you visit Kimstore’s official Facebook page and their official website. Transact only, with their official mobile phone numbers.

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Top 4 Grand Finalists in The Voice Kids Ph: Darren, Lyca, Juan Karlos, and Darlene

Lyca Gairanod, Darren Espanto, Darlene Vibares and Juan Karlos Labajo emerged as the Top 4 grand finalists in The Voice Kids Philippines. They will be performing again this coming Saturday (July 26,2014) to determine who will be the first grand champion of the popular reality singing competition from ABS-CBN.
the voice kids philippines top 4 grand finalists

After the Live Semi-Finals performance in The Voice Kids Philippines held last July 19,2014 in Resorts World Manila, the viewers have voted and they choose Lyca, Darren, Juan Karlos and Darlene Vibares (arranged based on highest percentage of votes), to occupy the top 4 spot. On the other hand, Winston “Ton-Ton” Cabiles Jr. , and Edray Teodoro didn’t make it as they ranked 5th and 6th respectively, in the percentage of votes.

Replay video of the Top 4 Grand Finalists Announcement held on July 20,2014

The Top 6 live semi finalist performed their best. Team Sarah’s Lyca Gairanod sings “Pangarap na Bituin,” and Darren performs the classic “One Moment in Time.”

Team Bamboo’s Edray Teodoro performs Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” and Juan Karlos sings “Sway,” a Michael Buble’s classic.

Team Lea’s Darlene Vibares sings Whitney Houston classic “I Will Always Love You,” and Ton Ton Cabiles made rendition of “One Day in Your Life” by young Michael Jackson.

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The Voice Kids PH Semi Finals Darlene Vibares performs “I Will Always Love You” Replay Video

Team Lea’s Darlene Vibares performs “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston during The Voice Kids Philippines Semi Finals at the Resorts World Manila New Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City on July 19,2014 (Saturday).
darlene vibares the voice

Darlene Vibares sets the stage on fire with her rendition of “I Will Always Love” a classic by Whitney Houston arranged by Gerard Salonga. Darlene dedicated the song to her grandfather who is now in heaven.

“Ang ganda ganda ng performance mo” Coach Bamboo remarked.
“Grabe ka, grabe ka Darlene, yung family mo proud na proud sayo,” Coach Lea Salonga added.

Watch the Replay video of Darlene Vibares’ performance during the semi-finals of The Voice Kids Ph

*Video credits to The Voice Kids Philippines

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