Bohol Bee Farm Launches New Website

Bohol Bee Farm launched their new website on August 1, 2015 after intense development work by the website development team at Auza.Net led by web developer Jason Tiro and content production with the Bohol Bee Farm management team led by Dominic Butalid and Hyacinth Bongalos. The old website was completely redesigned in order to modernize not only the design but also the backend part of the website. Bohol Bee Farm also upgraded their email system using cloud technologies that now allows them to store several years of emails while providing great user interface and flexible email groups implementations. The new website uses a new design template that is very flexible and Auza.Net is able to customize each page of the website as required by customers. Aside from this design flexibility, the template is also mobile friendly which means the website still looks great even on small screens of mobile devices. Photography was provided by Rhapsody Concepts and the Bohol Bee Farm website was the first website project of Auza.Net that used new photography techniques that enhanced the visual quality of the on-site photos as well as the product shots.  Looking at the website photos may actually make one hungry for a delightful dinner featuring original recipes developed by Bohol Bee Farm and using only organically grown ingredients, most of them, farmed on-site. Aside from the main website upgrade, Auza.Net also merged the online store of Bohol Bee Farm. Previously, the online store was a different website implementation and it was not straightforward to unify the look and feel of the main website with the online store.  Auza.Net will provide on-going technical...

Google Assisted Traveling Experiment in Korea to Asian Games 2014

by Jerome Auza My work takes me to some places where the local language is not English.  Sometimes, I get a local guide who does all the driving for me.  Sometimes, I’m on my own, just like this trip to Korea this weekend. I thought I chose a lucky date for this trip because the Asian Games 2014 is held in the same week at Incheon, Korea, less than two hours from my hotel.  Better yet, the Gilas team will play against Korea September 27, 2014. After downloading the Google Map app on my phone, I searched for directions to the Samsan World Gymnasium, the venue for the basketball game.  The fastest mode of transport is via bus.  Unfortunately, even if the instructions where in English, the destinations were shown in Korean. I did not get a prepaid SIM with data service because I was told WiFi is free practically everywhere.  As a backup, I took screenshots of the detailed directions. The trip started with a step… because I had to walk 800 meters to the first bus station.  Two hours later, I was at my destination.  Unluckily though, the tickets to the PHL-KOR basketball game was sold out.  A large crowd of Filipinos gathered around the ticket booth hoping that there would be extra tickets from other people for refund. With the game starting and the crowd inside cheering loudly, hopes for spare tickets diminished.  But we still got to watch the game live on cellphones with TV service.  Cheering and hopeful that the Gilas team will win given that they had a comfortable lead in the first...

Miss Anda Wins Social Media Award in Miss Bohol 2014

A new award was given this year for the “Darling of the Social Media”, 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, 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...

Bohol.Info Launches Mobile App In Sandugo Trade Fair

Bohol.Info, Bohol’s business directory, is launching its mobile app on both iOS and Android on July 23, 2014 at Sandugo Trade Fair at the Island City Mall. The iOS version of the mobile app is already available for download on the App Store while the Android version will be released on July 23, 2014. Auza.Net, the company that built Bohol.Info, will assign staff at the company’s booth who will help business owners create or update their business listing on Bohol.Info. Registration and listing on the website is free. Limited feature listing is also free on the mobile app. Full listing and premium placements are available at a reasonable annual fee. Bohol.Info is Auza.Net’s contribution to the preparations for the ASEAN integration which will happen in 2015. Incidentally, the trade fair’s theme is “Gearing up for ASEAN 2015”. Free listing on www.bohol.info will help increase online exposure for any legitimate business in Bohol. Even companies who already have websites, being listed on Bohol.Info will help increase their visibility on the web because www.bohol.info comes up in the first page of search engine results for certain keywords. To know more about Bohol.Info, please visit the website www.bohol.info or email us at info@auza.net or call/text 09176220225 or 0385017931. Look for...

Cost Effective Solar Energy Equipment Available in Bohol Soon

By: Jerome Auza Good news to Boholanos considering setting up solar energy systems: cost effective solar energy equipment will soon be available in Bohol. It is now possible to setup systems that cost much less than what I have estimated in my articles earlier this year. We have yet to establish formal agreements with the supplier and I have yet to test their equipment but based on our initial discussions, it looks very positive. We might be able to display the equipment on our booth at Sandugo Trade Fair at the Island City Mall on July 23,...

Sen. Cayetano Meets BCCI

Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano met with officers and members of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry on July 12, 2014 at the Metrocentre Hotel. During the lunch meeting, the senator solicited concerns from the businessmen. Mr. Loy Palapos, President of BCCI, introduced the senator and facilitated the meeting. Various issues were raised by the members of the chamber while the senator also presented to the group his proposals to the senate that would affect budget distribution and hopefully make government projects less concentrated in Metro Manila and instead spread out to the provinces. The senator mentioned projects he initiated for various community based organizations of drivers, food processors and others where he provided funding assistance which would be used by the organizations to help provide micro loans to its members at low interest rates. The senator hopes that such projects would help the Filipinos at the grassroots level by making it easier to get funding for micro businesses at low interest rates. The senator mentioned that the national government should do something similar to the conditional cash transfer program of the current administration under President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, III but instead of giving it to low income families, funding would be given to micro businesses. The CCT, while it helps families ensure that their children get proper education, does not create a ripple effect in the economy. Sen. Cayetano believes that assisting business would help the businesses provide more jobs and increase opportunities for...