Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The First Laguna Blogging Summit! A Rare Opportunity To Meet The Leaders In Blogsphere Gathered In One Event!

      The First Laguna Blogging Summit is an open event for the Pinoy Social Media/Blogging community and will be held on August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m tentatively at University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna!

    For the past years, events like this has become a highly-anticipated interaction venue where famous and upcoming Pinoy bloggers give informative talks. More than 300 bloggers from all over the country make time to attend events like this and with 26 municipalities and 4 cities from the province of LAGUNA, we're expecting more.

According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez " A historical event."

For this event, we already have FAMOUS and notable confirmed speakers who are making a difference in their own way. Here's the Final set of speakers;

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Celebrate Social Media Day 2012!

The Social Media Day is a worldwide event spearheaded by, which celebrates the connected generation around the world on June 30, 2012. In the Philippines, several key cities would take part in the celebration, which is very appropriate because the country is hailed as the social media capital of the world.

One of these events will be a networking event for social media citizens, bloggers, and digital personalities at Tea 101 Taiwan's No. 1 Drink located at Scout Bayoran corner Tomas Morato Extension, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. The venue is in front Hotel Rembrandt and IL Terrazzo Mall. The event starts at 7 PM on Saturday. Manila Social Media Day 2012 in particular aims to provide an appropriate venue for the community to mingle and meet-up offline, which can support better camaraderie afterwards through various social media and digital platforms.

The first 100 pre-registered participants at the venue will receive unlimited tea drinks and loot bags. In order to pre-register, just simply e-mail your contact information, social media accounts, and your answer to “What makes you interesting?”

Acclaimed director, producer, writer, & blogger Jose Javier Reyes (@DirekJoey) will share his insights about the new aspects of socialization on the Internet. Manila Social Media Day 2012 is brought to you by Flawless Face & Body Clinic, Smart Communications, the genuine Thermos brand, Wild Ones Tattoo, and Dentiste Toothpaste.

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International Hashtag: #SMDay
Localized Hashtag: #ManilaSMDay

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Teleserv's One Click Away For Your NSO, DFA Services Needs

    How convenient can it get, when you need  NSO certificates, like birth, marriage, and death and even DFA passport,   you won't have to go to the usual tiring and hassle process of you know how things are done traditionally. Now, with Teleserv‘s services. these services is just all a call, text or click away, and after 2-3 days wait, documents  are delivered at your very doorstep. No more unnecessary time and effort wasted. With around Php 320 per document, that's it!

     I was glad to have been invited to attend Teleserv's Blogger's Event and get to be introduced to these impressive services of theirs;

     Pilipinas Teleserv, Inc (Teleserv) is a “system integrator utilizing voice, SMS, chat, email, and web-based application into a unified communications structure.”

      DFA Passport Appointment System – With OCA’s (Office of Consular Affairs (OCA)-of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)-new location at the corner of Bradco Ave. and Macapagal Blvd. in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City, all applications for electronic passport will only be processed thru the appointment system. This is to do away with queues and all. You can set an appointment via or by calling the DFA Appointment Hotline 737-1000.

     DFA Passport Appointment System – With OCA’s (Office of Consular Affairs (OCA)-of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)-new location at the corner of Bradco Ave. and Macapagal Blvd. in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City, all applications for electronic passport will only be processed thru the appointment system. This is to do away with queues and all. You can set an appointment via or by calling the DFA Appointment Hotline 737-1000.
     NSO Birth Certificate Delivery – We all know that going to NSO to request for your birth certificate takes so much time, money, and effort. That’s why Teleserv is here. They make things easy for us. You can call them or better yet, chat with one of their customer service support at and make your payment as well using your credit card. (Don’t worry, paypal users, they are currently on the process of maximizing their resources so we too can use make our payments online).

   Balik Manggagawa OEC Delivery – By logging on to logging on to, OFW’s can now enjoy their vacation with their families and just wait for their OEC delivered at home. OEC processing comes with PHILHEALTH and OWWA membership updates.

     Come June 2012, Teleserv will be launching the GSIS program. Government employees and GSIS members can now check their payment accounts, loan and other GSIS matters online. 

Important reminder:

    Be sure to fill-up Teleserv’s forms accurately, to avoid no record response from NSO, delays and re-filling up of forms with and be charge of the same fees again. as with Teleserv, they see to it, to deliver NSO documents in 2-3 days, with 90+% accuracy.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

HUROM Slow Juicer with Chef Kel Zaguirre At MAFBEX 2012!

          It was great to have met Chef Kel Zaguirre at MAFBEX, on their 6th year already, held at World Trade Center, June 15, 2012. He introduces the benefits of Hurom Slow Juicer and so glad i attended it!

       The HUROM® Slow Juicer is a juice extractor that uses the patented Low Speed Technology System (LSTS) to extract juices. It is called a "Slow Juicer" because it operates at only 80 RPM and uses a mere 150 Watts of energy, instead of 1,000-24,000 RPM and up to 1,500 Watts of energy like a typical centrifugal "High Speed" juicer.

     But don't let the name fool you. The Slow Juicer actually juices faster than most typical juicers and expels significantly more juice from the same foods, with much drier pulp. The method of extraction is masticating and pressing, using the screw-like auger as a mortar and pestle. The action crushes and presses the food, releasing its deep-seated nutrients and enzymes. It also breaks up more of the phytonutrients, resulting in a richer colored juice that retains more vitamins and minerals. The slow RPM ensures that the cellular structure of fruits and vegetables is kept intact, eliminating oxidation and separation. Thus, it preserves the precious enzymes and nutrients that are closest to its natural form, as well as your food's delicious flavor. A perfect combination of innovative technology.

      Low Speed Technology System (LSTS);;;The World's first patented juicer utilizing the LSTS (Low Speed Technology System) method: LSTS method extracts the most nutrients, vitamins, flavor, and even enzymes from food such as, fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts and even soybeans. HUROM is an energy-efficient gourmet machine that juices fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts, and soy. You can make everything from juices, soymilks and nut milk to cocktails, sauces, marinades, baby food, and ice creams - even make delicious meals using the pulp. It is proven to keep more vitamins and minerals intact than high-speed juicers because there is no heat and less friction or damage during the juicing process; HUROM® also minimizes damage to live enzymes

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ACADEMY OF ROCK Where Great Musicians Are Born!

Where Great Musicians Are Born

Built To Last

     As an institution which strongly believes in holistic learning, Academy Of Rock (AOR) provides a conducive environment for students to build and develop their character, inspire creativity and forge lasting relationships through the process of learning.

   In the 5 years that we have been in operation, AOR’s successes and achievements have exceeded all expectations. In 2011, we were awarded the Promising SME 500 2012 from Small Medium Business Association (SMBA), Singapore. We distinguish ourselves from many other music institutions by ensuring that our teachers are internationally certified to conduct music lessons. It is part of AOR’s culture to expose students to a diverse range of musical experiences as such our students are given opportunities to perform at world-class art venues locally as well as abroad.

   It was a dream  come true when we launched our very own retail department with the AOR MUSIC STORE which will market our very own AOR range of instruments. These range of instruments have been carefully selected to cater to the beginners and their quality in construction and finish will prove to be the instrument of choice for any new music prodigy.

    Experience the joy of playing the music of today as well as strumming to the beats of the past, with a structured learning system that is systematic yet tailored to the individual. Be pampered with the choice to pursue your academic aspirations with the leading Rock Music Examination board in the world – Rockschool UK. And get inspired to showcase your talents on the stage or screen.

    In 2012, we were presented with an opportunity to stretch our arms beyond our shores. AOR had the system, the strength and the network of support to share our expertise with the land of musical talents – the Philippines. We hereby proudly present to you, Academy Of Rock Phils, Inc, the latest addition to the AOR family.

o   Raise the Musicality of Youth
o   Nurture Each Student’s Individuality
o   Inspire Creativity in Student’s Music and Life
o   Promote Music Appreciation Through Fun

To Be The Leading Rock & Pop Music Education Franchise in Asia


Academy Of Rock is registered with the Ministry of Education (Singapore). 

We are also the first, and only, music education centre to ever receive the award for Promising SME 500 2012 from Small Medium Business Association (SMBA), Singapore.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Search For The New Teen Azkals Future!

       About  forty of us bloggers, gathered at One A Events Place  ( a conducive place to hold any events) at Antipolo City, Sumulong Highway, the other night, for the press conference  of The Search for the New Teen Azkals Future!

      The press briefing was emceed by  Engr.Grace Bondad  Nicolas and Mr. Jayson Biadog.

     Team Manager,  Mr  Alvin Carranza, Team Manager U 17-19,  pointed out  that a national team development in any country is always based on the strength of grassroots.

     For this campaign, the search for the new Teen Azkals will start this coming July and August 2012. On July 7-8, the NCR selection will be conducted at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and on August 4-12, the Under 17-19 (U17-19) selection will be held in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental at the Football Grounds.

     Coach Aris Castillo,  was bombarded with questions by the bloggers, one of which was, as to the criteria of players they are looking for, as Teen Azkals, he pointed out five criteria, like physically fit , good insights, mental strength (winner type) and good decision making capabilities.   As for the scholarships question, he says, players earn it by serving the national team. Coach Caslib said they will properly coordinate with the school or university’s official once a student is chosen to become part of the Teen Azkals. Thus, the chosen players,  and would be future PhilippineTeam  Azkals,  will be the representative in national and  international competitions.  With the dedicated  effort of the whole Philippine Team Azkals,  they will surely get where they are heading!

Friday, June 15, 2012


      On the eve of celebration of the 151st birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Order of the Knights of Rizal (KOR) will hold “AsaltokayPepe” at 6:00 PM, June 18 at Sunset Room of the Manila Yacht Club. The occasion will also serve as Launchpad for KOR’s #justlikerizal project, an innovative promotional campaign using the social media.

     Invited to the event are patriotic bloggers, prominent twitter followers, facebook users, members of the press, KOR members and its counterpart organizations.

    Through this undertaking, KOR embraces social media as a new platform to promote Rizalian ideals and teachings and thus reach a wider audience coverage especially among the Filipino youth whom our national hero refers to as the “hope of the motherland”

    The event is supported and will be attended by Hon. Ludovico Badoy, Executive Director of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Hon. Percival Cendana, Commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NCY); DOH Undersecretary Hon. Teodoro Herbosa, a descendant of our national hero and officers and members of the KOR.

    “We are embarking on this innovative approach to actualize the purposes required by Republic Act No. 646 for the KOR to perfrom” KOR Supreme Commander Sir Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR said. He added that the “Knights of Rizal has to catch the attention of the youth to inculcatein them the values and virtues that our national hero imparted to Filipinos in his lifetime and in all his works; this is why we are tapping the social media like facebook, twitter, youtube, and the like” #justlikeRizal project is a part of the line-up of programs and projects of the KOR Rizalian Year 2012-2014 under the theme, “Buhayin si Rizal sa Bawat Pilipino”

   Other institutional programs like Rizal is Alive Forum, Rizal National Festival of Excellence and National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute will also be presented in the launch. This initiative is made possible under the abled leadership of Sir Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR in cooperation with the KOR Sucesos Chapter composed of historians.

Athletes in Action Schools Run for School Rooms!

     Iligan City was among the places in Northeastern Mindanao that were worst-hit by typhoon Sendong. The typhoon, which ravaged the region with its heavy rainfall from December 15 to 18, left a total of PhP 1,033,131,515,100. 00 worth of damages in infrastructures, agricultural crops, and school buildings. Six months after the disaster, the situation in Iligan City remains bleak. Many people are still living in so-called tent cities and living off relief goods. As the school year starts, the children would have to make do with makeshift classrooms, as 12 schools and 136 classrooms in Iligan City were among Sendong's casualties.

    Athletes in Action (AIA) believes in making positive changes in people’s lives through sports. That is why the international humanitarian organization of athletes is organizing an advocacy run on July, which proceeds will fund the rebuilding of the classrooms in Iligan City.

    Titled "Schools Run for School Rooms" (SRSR), the advocacy run will gather student-runners from major colleges and universities in Metro Manila to compete in distances of 3K, 5K, and 10K on the urban environment of the Bonifacio Global City early morning of July 7th. Besides college students, groups from government agencies, churches, and private corporations have also expressed their interest in joining the SRSR.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ballet Philippines announces its 43rd Season: Dragon Song

A shared heritage
Of hopes and dreams
In his eye.
Cultures, woven
With magical threads
Singing, birthing moments
Of flight, strength,
Courage, faith,
And love…

                                                              Dragon Song

The season is composed of four performances and one special performance, namely:

Songs (July 6-8, 2012, CCP Main Theater)—A gala of masterworks featuring the work of international and Philippine choreographers—BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales, the legendary Agnes Locsin, BP resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin, former BP artistic director Augustus Damian III and French choreographer Redha Beintefour. 

      Neo-Filipino: Anting (Sept. 14-16, 2012, CCP Little Theater)—Featuring four noted Filipino choreographers who will bring to life pre-eminent dramatist Tony Perez’s libretto that explores the world of talismans and amulets of Filipino magical traditions

Rama Hari (Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2012, CCP Main Theater)—BP’s hit ballet musical returns! Choreographed by BP founder Alice Reyes, with music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, it is based on the Indian epic The Ramayana. The performance also coincides with the grand theater design retrospective on Rama Hari’s set and costume designer, National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal, also at the CCP. Rama Hari features top Filipino singers and the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Feb. 2013, CCP Main Theater)—A new production of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy by award-winning Hong Kong-based choreographer Carlo Pacis.

SEASON SPECIAL: Crisostomo Ibarra (June 2012)—A special performance of the award-winning contemporary ballet by BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales to close the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Jose Rizal

Subscribers get awesome benefits: the best seats at the best prices, a 20% discount on all tickets, a complimentary souvenir program per show (that’s an additional P600 savings!), and we even give gentle reminders so they don’t miss the show.

“Dragon years are always significant with their great energy and sense of renewal, the beginning of a new cycle,” says Morales. “We encourage all BP friends and supporters to subscribe and empower us to being the company to greater heights. Let’s all rally behind and embrace the company that has brought much pride to the country—after all, it is truly OUR OWN.”

Proceeds from subscriptions go to the enabling of the Philippine dance artist—professional wages, top-notch training for both amateur and professional dancers, and the creation of meaningful dance works among others.

Subscriptions are now available! Please contact Ballet Philippines at 551-1003, 551-7919, 624-5701. Or visit Ballet Philippines at the 4th Floor Cultural Center of the Philippines Bldg., CCP Complex, Pasay City.

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Ballet Philippines Opens 43rd Season With Local And International Works!

     A bold gala of local and international works opens the season of Ballet Philippines’ 43rd Season: Dragon Song in Songs, on July 6-8, 2012 at the CCP Main Theater.

    “Dragon years are always significant with their great energy and sense of renewal, the beginning of a new cycle,” says BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales. “ Let’s all rally behind and embrace the company that has brought much pride to the country—after all, it is truly OUR OWN.”

     Songs also features sensational masterworks in the arsenal of Ballet Philippines including:

Les Petit Mots D’Amour by Redha Beintefour (France)
A compelling dance piece that embodies man’s innermost desires. In it, man is reduced to his primal origins as he covets and yearns for an interactive idea. This vigorous search thrusts him into an enigmatic core of emotional existence. First performed in the Philippines in 1994.

Moriones by Agnes Locsin (Philippines)
Inspired by the Moriones Festival of Marinduque, Locsin’s MORIONES was choreographed for Ballet Philippines 2’s participation at the Recontres Festival Du Danse in La Baule, France. It was also a study for movement for the Guardias Civil dance for Locsin’s coming Encantada, slated to be premiered the next year. First performed in July 1991, Manila, Philippines.

This is My Life by Alden Lugnasin (Philippines)
This solo contemporary dance piece highlights the independence and elegance of woman.

     Songs will also feature works by BP’s Morales, as well as a new pas de deux choreographed by former BP artistic director Augustus Damian III. Damian’s piece will be premiered by Candice Adea and Jean Marc Cordero, who have recently triumphed at the 2012 Helsinki International Ballet Competition.

Songs will run from July 6-8, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater.

For tickets contact Ballet Philippines at 551-1003, 551-7919, 624-5701.
Or call Ticketworld at 891-9999
CCP Box Office at 832-3704. 
Visit Ballet Philippines at the 4th Floor Cultural Center of the Philippines Bldg., CCP Complex, Pasay City.

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Our Very Own, CANDICE ADEA Wins International Ballet Tilt!

   Helsinki, Finland (June 7, 2012)—Candice Adea, Ballet Philippines’ principal dancer, won First Prize, Senior Women’s Division at the recently concluded Helsinki International Ballet Competition, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. The competition drew 69 dancers from 28 countries, including USA, China, Japan, Finland, Canada, Italy and Cuba, among others.

     Her partner, Jean Marc Cordero, also a principal dancer of Ballet Philippines, was a semi-finalist in the Male Seniors Division. He won a Special Jury Award for Best in Pas de Deux Technique (partnering).

     Adea’s win caps her illustrious career—in 2010 she won the Silver Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MI, touted as the Olympics of ballet. In 2011, she won special awards at the Boston International Ballet Competition (the Maris Liepa Award for Artistry) and the Third Prize at the Seoul International Dance Competition. With Cordero, she also won the Lead Role in a Russian Ballet Performance in Boston.

     Adea is the first Filipino to be awarded First Prize in a top tier international ballet competition (composed of competitions in Varna, Bulgaria; Jackson, MI, USA; and Moscow, Russia), and joins the list of Filipino ballet dancers who have received international recognition.


    After a successful national and international tour, Ballet Philippines’ Crisostomo Ibarra returns for 2 weekends at the CCP Little Theater. Awarded “Outstanding Dance Production of 2010” by the Gawad Buhay! Awards for the Performing Arts, Ibarra caps the sesquicentennial of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, with these special performances scheduled around his birthday this year.

    Join us in celebrating Rizal by revisiting his Noli in dance form. Choreographed by BP artistic Director, Paul Alexander Morales, the two evening performances features the live performance of Jed Balsamo’s noted original score with five leading musicians performing for these special Gala nights.

CCP Little Theater: 

June 16, 2012, 2 PM and 6 PM
June 17, 2012, 2 PM
June 23, 2012, 2 PM and 6 PM
June 24, 2012, 2 PM
*Tickets: P600 for Matinees, P1000 for Gala Shows

For more details call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003 
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Monday, June 11, 2012

DR.JOSE RIZAL Blogger's Night

Bloggers Night For Dr. JOSE RIZAL

       The Order of the Knights of Rizal would like to request your kind presence on the occasion of the 151st Birth Anniversary celebration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on 18th June 2012, 6:00 pm at the International Headquarters of the Order of the Knights of Rizal.

       The "Asalto Para kay Pepe" is our way of sharing with our Social Media friends the Life and Works of Dr. Jose Rizal as we launch the "Buhayin si Rizal sa Bawat Pilipino" program of the Knights of Rizal and to commemorate the culmination of the Sesquicentennial Celebration for Rizal.

      Come and Join the Knights on a night filled with stories, music, food, ceremonies and camaraderie as we collectively relive his ideals and dreams in their lives.

Thank you very much,

Non Ormnis Moriar

Sir Reghis M. Moreno II KGCR
Acting Supreme Commander

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Catch a rare chance to see ONE DAY ON EARTH for FREE at Mabuhay Temple!

Be part of a global phenomenon...

ONE DAY ON EARTH is the first ever film to include footage filmed in every country on earth on the same day – 10 October 2010. With the help of the United Nations and about 60 nonprofit foundations and charitable organizations, and an international community of amateur and professional filmmakers, this full length documentary offers a unique look into humanity, including intimate access to rarely seen images from life all around the world, even in countries such as in North Korea, Iran and Kosovo. The film beautifully captures the interconnectedness of all human beings by showing our shared triumphs and challenges.

From the producers: ONE DAY ON EARTH creates a picture of humanity by recording a 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. We explore a greater diversity of perspectives than ever seen before on screen. We follow characters and events that evolve throughout the day, interspersed with expansive global montages that explore the progression of life from birth, to death, to birth again. In the end, despite unprecedented challenges and tragedies throughout the world, we are reminded that every day we are alive there is hope and a choice to see a better future together.

"One Day on Earth" is not commercially available and is only screened in selected venues around the world. Mabuhay Temple is honored to be one of the chosen institutions to show the film in the Philippines. Don't miss this truly unique film, a great achievement in filmmaking and in human collaboration, at the Five Contemplations Hall of Mabuhay Temple, located at 656 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila, on June 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Productivity Tips: 20 Quick and Easy Ways to Be More Productive

Do you often find yourself rushed for time when completing tasks? Do you find yourself taking work home in order to meet a deadline? How well do you deal with interruptions when you are in the middle of a task?
In today's world, success comes to those who have learned to manage their time well. You too can be a good time manager by following these 20 easy time management tips:
1. Create an activity schedule. It might be a good idea to create a schedule the previous night or the first thing in the morning. You can even use your diary to jot down the list of things to do. This way, you are more likely to be prepared for the day ahead and less likely to be caught unawares by something not on your agenda for the day.
2. Set mini goals for the day. Set a time limit for each of your tasks. For example, finish drafting letters by 9.30am, conclude staff meeting by noon, check and reply to emails by 1pm, and so on. This will not only prevent overstepping the time allotted for each task, but will also turn out to be an effective task management tool.
3. Minimize interruptions. While you cannot totally stop people from dropping by at your desk when you are busy, you can set up alternate times when you can make yourself available for them.
4. Eliminate distractions. Try not to keep any Instant Messaging software running when you are at work. Notifications of new emails arriving are another distraction that should be disabled. You can always return to your emails later when you have completed your tasks.
5. Do not give in to temptation. While we are all prone to checking our Facebook and Twitter accounts regularly, it might be a good idea to close or disable 'quick access' icons and toolbars of social networking websites when you are working.