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Looking for a Flash Guy

Our company, Hinge-Inquirer Publications is looking for a flash designer for a not-so-small project. If you know anybody who is interested or would want to apply yourself, please send an email to jfernandez at hip dot ph. Please address the headline of your email with “Flash Designer.” Thank you!

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PC Magazine is the #1 Tech Mag in the Philippines


Hinge-Inquirer Publications has just posted a press release on the recent Synovate Consumer Survey for the months of June to August 2006.

Here is a snippet of the PR:

According to the Synovate survey PC Magazine Philippines reaches 157,703 readers, making it number one in the technology category. Following closely in second place is the three-issue-old Game! Magazine, the Philippines’ first online gaming magazine, with 148,873 readers. Both titles are published by Hinge Inquirer Publications (HIP), an Inquirer Group company.

The local version of PC Magazine is the recognized bible and reference publication of the computer industry here and abroad. PC Magazine Philippines incorporates the latest and most locally relevant material from its foreign counterparts, but also focuses on subject matter made by and for the Filipino PC aficionado, a combination appreciated by its readers, according to the Synovate results. Game!, on the other hand, focuses on the fastest-growing tech lifestyle category today – online gaming, particularly on locally available games. (source)

Okay, just to disclose, I have been a contributor for PC Magazine Philippines and I also do miscellaneous editorial work for GAME! Magazine. It is rewarding to belong to a technology editorial team where all three titles made it to the TOP 10.

I mentioned three magazines right? What’s the third, then? Well, Mobile Philippines of course, that ranked number 10 in the top tech magazines for the said period of June – August 2006. This is also considering that this was the time when the magazine had undergone a transition in title from “MPH” to “Mobile Philippines.”

Now how about that … 🙂

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HIP gets into blog network buzz

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So the cat is out of the bag. Adel Gabot and I had the privilege to be interviewed by Erwin Oliva for an article in today’s Infotech section of INQ7.

Adel Gabot, group editor at HIP, said the “print as a medium” is in transition. Thus HIP is working on integrating their specialized magazines with an online counterpart. “Both mediums will feed on each other,” he added. (source)

Apart from the blog network, Adel also talked about the tag mobile service which HIP is offering with our magazines. Currently these blogs are now up and running:

Mobile Philippines
PC Magazine Philippines
GAME! Magazine

Golf Digest Philippines
F&B World and Baking Press
BURN Magazine

I would like to mention that behind the corporate blog network are several talented people working on content, the backend and sales. Apart from our fantastic corporate sales team and editorial department, there are several other guys and gals who have made this project possible.


Our music magazine, BURN is hosting a really cool mag launch concert this September 28 2006. Everyone is invited! We recently launched the BURN website as part of the new corporate blog network of Hinge-Inquirer Publications.


Wow, a corporate blog network here in the Philippines? Interesting ain’t it? More on this in the next few days. In the meantime, click on the poster to see who’s playing! What I love about this magazine is that it takes a step back in the music scene and features all possible genres in the local scene, from jazz, to funk, rock, pop, to “indie” — if you may call that a genre. Burn is the “music mag for everyone!”

Mobile Philippines August 2006 with Bubbles Paraiso

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Yay, it’s out! Check out our website for more details.

Gracing the cover of Mobile Philippines is fast rising show host and model Bubbles Paraiso. We take a look inside her not-so-hidden geek tendencies and what its like to be the only girl among the male hosts of It’s a Guy Thing.

On the gadget end, the editors and writers have hands on reviews of the Nokia N91 and Sony Ericsson W900i phones. Other hot devices reviewed are the Creative Zen Vision:M, iRiver U10, the Apple MacBook, Nintendo DS Lite, Jabra BT 330 headset, the Olympus mju 720 digital camera and many more!

For this issue, Mobile Philippines also has a feature on Mobile Security, wireless presentation techniques and a look into the gadget bag of’s editor in Chief, JV Rufino.

Mobile Philippines is the country’s authority on portable technology. it is available for only P80.00 in your nearest newsstand.