The “return of the comeback” of Paypal, Darcie is now happy

The life of Darcie, our b5 HQ manager, has been made much easier with the release of full PayPal support in the Philippines. Ever since 2005, b5media has been using Xoom to pay Philippine-based bloggers their monthly income. The service was actually very reliable until two years later – today, where increased earnings and the … Continue reading The “return of the comeback” of Paypal, Darcie is now happy

The Transportmers

Now this is just too hilarious (and too amazing) to pass on to anyone who understands the Filipino public commute culture. More photos of the Auto-Toda and Decepti-Toda Transportmers from Kulot. Thanks, Lauren for the tip.

A Toblerone Thank You via Free Music

Yet another traditional industry – the chocolate industry, to be more specific – has jumped into the online viral marketing bandwagon. Toblerone has collaborated with a selection of local artists to release a torrent friendly album. This effort is actually part of a campaign to establish Manila as a ‘Thank You’ Capital:

Ateneo – La Salle Basketball Rivalry on the New York Times

Raphael Bartholomew writes a piece on Philippine basketball culture for the New York Times. He talks about the rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle, the culture of college basketball, game fixing, and the obtuse difference between the players of each school: Although Ateneo and La Salle have similar upper-class student bodies, their respective basketball teams … Continue reading Ateneo – La Salle Basketball Rivalry on the New York Times

Thought: The impact of Playboy Philippines to the publishing industry

EDIT: Review of first issue here. EDIT: Read today in the Philippine Start that Playboy Philippines will be launched on April 2 2008 at the Sofitel. The editor in chief is Beting Laygo Dolor. There will be no nudity as being daring is not a mark of success. Playboy Philippines will contain articles in good … Continue reading Thought: The impact of Playboy Philippines to the publishing industry