Sunday, October 28, 2012

The ACER Aspire U series—the true “wave” of the future!


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, October 23, 2012—Miniature and compact computers practically owe their birth to the need to reduce desktop clutter and create more work space. Bulky desktop PC sets that used to symbolize technological advancement were reduced to tower or box CPUs with smaller mice and ultrathin keyboards, or what are now called “all-in-one PCs.”

With the latest developments in gaming, home entertainment and social networking, however, the design roadmap is again shifting. The all-in-one PC has evolved from a 15-inch dressed-down computer integrating the processor and chipset, to a bigger, more powerful home or office device designed to handle more than just desktop applications
Ushering in the future of all-in-one desktops, Acer introduces to the local IT market its Aspire U series.
This gem of an IT device won the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2012 Design & Engineering Award for its one-piece polycarbonate stand in floating design. The ergonomic 35mm ultra-slim PC has edge-to-edge anti-scratch transparent glass and a matt metal stand that create the illusion of a floating monitor. The L-shaped stand clicks to place when the monitor is tilted. 

With heightened performance, the Aspire U series accommodates a host of other to-dos for the tech-savvy young professionals who want to be the first to own state-of-the-art gadgets. 
For your own personal enjoyment or sharing with a few friends, the Aspire 5600U comes with a 23-inch display that can be tilted with one hand to 30 to 80 degrees, creating an entertainment tablet or game console.  Its 10-point touchscreen allows simultaneous control of the multimedia dashboard, or can be used as a large e-book reader display as well.

For increased control and input options, the all-in-one PC comes with an exclusive wireless keyboard and mouse. In addition, Acer has provided the NFC easy tag feature for customized settings.
But the Aspire 5600U is more than just a PC. The model incorporates a wide-view display and built-in surround sound speakers for that complete home theater experience. With the Acer CineBoost color engine technology, the PC offers enhanced color saturation and contrast, suitable for HD movies and videos. Its mercury-free LED backlit LCD makes it an environment-friendly device even while delivering images in 1920x1080 resolution.

The Aspire 5600U also supports digital video broadcasting and HDTV with an optional TV tuner while its wall-mount kit and optional remote control is handy for home TV or video wall applications.

So you think this product is cool? The story does not end there. Taking the awesome features of the Aspire 5600U a notch higher, Acer brings into the market the Aspire 7600U, the latest upgrade with a 27-inch display that offers even more options to enjoy gaming and view multimedia content.

With the Aspire 7600U, Acer gives the all-in-one computing concept a new meaning. Bringing intuitive control and PC interaction to a higher level, the model includes PointGrab, a hand-gesture application that allows gaming geeks and couch potatoes to play, control or select files—and yes, without even touching the PC. 

All you need to do is wave from about 3 to 4 meters away, allowing the app to recognize you, and you can grab and move files as you wish. This function is further supported by a full HD 2MP webcam that allows you to chat live with your friends while working or playing.

So now you have three ways to enjoy your all-in-one PC. Isn’t that 3x greater?

Moreover, using the Aspire U series as your personal cloud and multimedia center, you can upload files and multimedia content to the AcerCloud for storage and sharing, or for accessing from your tablet or smartphone anywhere, anytime. 

With such an impressive device in your possession, naturally, faster is better. The Aspire U series is powered by Intel’s 3rd generation Core i5 and Core i7 processor, Intel HD graphics or Nvidia GeForce GT630M/640M graphics chipset, USB 3.0 with power-off charging for 10x faster data transfer, and Bluetooth 4.0 for rapid file exchange. 

The Aspire U series runs on the brand-new and ultra-impressive Windows 8 64-bit operating system. It has up to8GB DDR3 memory, huge 1TB storage, a Blu-ray Disc reader, and supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet Internet Connection.

The Aspire U series—the true “wave” of the future!

Visit here:  www.acer.com.ph. 
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcerPH?fref=ts

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Now Comes The Newest And Most Unique Attraction At Tutuban Center—The Virtual Zoo!



The newest and most unique attraction at Tutuban Center—the Tutuban Center Virtual  Zoo—opens shop today amid a throng of fun and exciting activities aimed at catching the hearts and minds of kids and even the kids-at-heart.
Minus the actual zoo animals, the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo will surely pack ‘em in as wide-eyed visitors will truly marvel at the sights. The Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo is a collage of larger-than-life 3D photos of all the familiar animals in the animal world and then mounted on the blank walls of the cinema lobby. 
With these exciting animals in various poses, the entire cinema lobby was beautifully transformed to become a virtual theme park that would provide joy and thrills to every visitor, what with every almost life-like image of animals, from crocodiles to giant spiders, tigers, turtles, sharks, bats, elephants and lions, greeting you at every corner of the virtual zoo.
However, these photos are not just there for people to ogle at. To make it more fun and merry, each wall is already an interactive photo booth by itself that is open to all shoppers and moviegoers. This means everyone is free to pose with the pictures of the animals however they want. You can pose as if the giant croc is eating you, or probably lifting an enormous elephant on its feet. The possibilities are endless, and every pose can only be limited by your imagination.  And what is good about Tutuban Virtual Zoo?  Admission is FREE!





To celebrate the opening of the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo, Tutuban Center management lined up today several fun and sometimes heart-stopping activities to make today’s opening truly memorable..
After the registration in the morning, VIP guests and visitors witnessed the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony that formally declared the virtual zoo open. After this, everyone was invited to gamely pose with the photos of the animals in their most wacky or even life-like poses as those with cameras, including the media, clicked away to capture each fun moment.

Simultaneous to the opening of the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo, a separate activity was also held starting at the Bonifacio Plaza where students from invited schools, different kids’ groups, sponsors and the general public participated in the parade the circled around the Prime Block and Centermall vicinity. They were also treated to an entertaining mascot show and trivia games that thrilled guests even more.

After a hearty snack time, guests were provided with another round of entertaining and hilarious treats like a magic show, mascot appearances and even special appearances by cosplayers who delighted the crowd with their spectacular and colourful costumes of different animé characters

Finally, a “Parade ofNations” courtesy of kids under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) capped the day’s celebration, while for the entire day, kids had fun with the face-painting activity done by face painting artists, and the human statues who made guests and onlookers smile with their antics

Visit the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo, now open at Tutuban Center from 10:00am up to 8:00pm and located along C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila.

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's More Fun At Centerstage KTV Bar and Restaurant, Now At MOA!

     What better way to have fun and bonding with family and friends, after a long week of work and school, than a night of singing together in a karaoke, where you can have it all, cozy ambiance, great food, and alot more..With Centerstage KTV Mall of Asia Grand Launch last   October 24, 2012, celebrated with known celebrities in music industries, now Centerstage much nearer to those, who are in the south part.

Hosted by Mr. Tim Yap with Ms Isah Calzado
With Ms. Karylle
Staffs of Centerstage KTV MOA
Take your bathroom concerts to a venue that gives you both comfort and entertainment! Centerstage KTV has produced a number of fulfilled aspiring divas and rock stars since  2007. Having provided great food, exceptional service and the best KTV Sound System in the market, Centerstage KTV continues to change the Karaoke industry landscape into  becoming the most hip and trendy KTV bar in the metro. Come to Centerstage and belt it out above the belt. You are going to be a sensation.

Topnotch Sound System & Facilities
Feel like a superstar with Centerstage KTV’s high quality sound system that allows you  to sing your heart out without any interference. Believe it or not you will sound better than you think! Sound like an angel in no time with Mariah Carey’s sweet tunes or dance to the beat of Britney Spear’s Oops I Did It Again surrounded by LED disco lights and strobes. Not a karaoke fan? No problem! Centerstage has Free Wifi, cable TV, billiard & poker tables, darts, computer video & board games to keep you busy while some Katy Perry impersonator is busier trying to hit her notes.

More than just a KTV
Meetings. More fun at Centerstage. Boasting of our Professional Audio Video system, Centerstage has also become a popular meeting & events venue due to its viable location & innovative environment. We provide you with a hassle free venue with a number of themed KTV Party & VIP Suites to suit your every need. Being a One stop shop for interactive entertainment, it has become a venue of choice for seminars, special celebrations or simply bonding with friends, family & colleagues.
Party Your Way
Whether you’re a pop star or a balladeer, in Centerstage KTV, you can enjoy different genres of music with the largest karaoke song database of English to Foreign songs. You won’t have to worry about not getting your money’s worth because Centerstage takes pride in our scrumptious and mouth-watering food choices that is definitely a bang for the buck! Enjoy a unique combination of special Asian and International influenced cuisine in our Karaoke party packages while taking a sip of our invigorating and energizing signature cocktails and classic beverages. Take delight at all these within an exciting and entertaining atmosphere!  Sing. Dance. Party Your Way only at Centerstage.

For exclusive updates:
Visit here: centerstagektv.com.ph
Follow on Twitter @centerstageKTV

Monday, October 22, 2012

BAGA Manila's 1st Year Anniversary Grill and BBQ Festival 2012 Celebration!

With your favorite BBQs and more, celebrate with BAGA Manila's 1st Year Anniversary Grill and BBQ Festival this November 16, 2012!


WHAT: BAGA (Barbecuers and Grillers Association) Manila's 1st Anniversary Celebration, "Grill & BBQ Fest 2012" WHEN: November 16, 2012, Friday, 2PM onwards WHERE: A. Venue Open Parking Lot, Makati Ave., Makati City
HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Grill & BBQ Battles - Pork BBQ on Skewer, Pork Belly, Pork Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Inasal, Kebabs and Sates. 2. Launching of BAGA Manila's Theme Song 3. Bands 4. Many more!

Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/BagaManila#!/BagaManila/info

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yabang Pinoy's 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar's Worth Buying For!

     Yabang Pinoy intensifies its consumer revolution campaign through the PHmade movement.
    The pioneering Filipino pride movement, through PHmade, yet again encourages Filipinos to support Filipino ideas, business concepts, products, and services. The campaign aims to educate Filipinos, through videos, print materials and events, on the availability and viability of Filipino brands, and on the positive impact that going local contributes to the economy.

PHmade’s tagline “It’s Worth Buying For” encourages each Filipino to think twice before spending: is it really worth buying for? Yabang Pinoy believes that small things, when done together, can create a big difference. If each Filipino became conscious of where he spends one peso, he will understand how each choice affects himself, fellow Filipinos, and the country. PHmade also aspires to influence Filipino entrepreneurs into supporting local natural and human resources.

Indeed, patronage of locally made goods and services should be a lifestyle. It enables homegrown brands to improve and compete against foreign brands. The local economy also improves as money goes back and forth between consumer and business, employee and employer. And as more entrepreneurs create, develop, and expand their businesses, more job opportunities are generated. PHmade recognizes Filipino ingenuity and the role of each Filipino in nation-building.

      PHmade focuses on seven categories: Produce, Home, Footwear, Fashion, Personal and Home Care, Food and Beverage, and Entertainment. The campaign will continue to collaborate with Filipino entrepreneurs and encourage them to continue to improve their products and services and to always aim for Filipino brands to be global brands.

     PHmade is a project of Yabang Pinoy, the pioneering Filipino pride movement that started in 2005. As it celebrates its 8th anniversary, the organization includes it among numerous Filipino pride projects, such as the Y.A.B.A.N.G. Camp (Youth Achievers Building A Nation of Greatness Camp), Yabang Pinoy Goes to School, Pinaka-mahabang Todo Patintero, Global Pinoy Bazaar, and many more. In the 8 years that Yabang Pinoy has immersed itself in various nation-building activities, it re-affirms its belief that true progress and development in our country will start once Filipinos begin living a proudly Filipino lifestyle.

Yabang Pinoy invites every Filipino to be part of the PHmade movement. As early as now, save November 10- 11 2012 for the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar – a showcase of Filipino products made with 100% Filipino Love and Pride.

WHAT:   Global Pinoy Bazaar, "Filipino products made with 100% Filipino love and pride!" WHEN:     November 10-11, 2012, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-10pm 
WHERE:  Rockwell Tent, Makati City 
GOAL:      To strengthen the local economy by promoting locally made products

Visit here: www.yabangpinoy.com 

Star Movies Triathlon, Triple Treat On It's Third Year! Whew!

        I have had the grand time to witness this year's Triathlon, now on their 3rt year already, wow!  And it went more exciting with the introduction of of new challenges like yoga... Out of the 200 lucky participants, only 20 was left to go for the whooping grand prize of P150,000 plus a lot more that goes with it..But as the challenges thickens, the 5 contestants left, was asked by the host, if they still want to continue, and they decided to share the grand price within themselves instead, since they are already happy with how the games went. and with the generosity of the organizer, they nod to it, and everyone was so happy with the outcome of this year's Triathlon 

       So, all you film lovers, better watch out for this great threat next year, you would not just win great price, also, you would get to see those great films you always would love to see! whew!

If you think running a 42K marathon is hard, try winning the Star Movies Triathlon. On its 3rdyear, Star Movies is the only group that will torture its viewers while giving them quality entertainment.

Last October 18 at Newport Cinema 3, moviegoers were tasked to sit through 16 straight hours of movies, with strict rules like no standing, talking, sleeping, phone usage, no extra food or drinks, no extra sweaters except for provided jackets and no bathroom breaks (and yes, no diapers allowed either!).
All that masochism for the chance to win P150,000.

This year was even more challenging as Star Movies upped the difficulty level. Since it’s on its 3rd year, there were three categories: 1. the movie marathon itself 2. The circuit training and 3. The yoga challenge.

All 200 participants had to maintain yoga poses in order to advance to the next level. Circuit training was also done. At the final stretch, a sudden death round was announced where the remaining contestants had to sustain their pace on the treadmill while watching the remaining movies.

With 3 years of consecutive success, it’s true, no one entertains like Star Movies.

Visit here: http://www.starmoviesasia.tv/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/StarMoviesPhilippines?fref=ts

Now Comes, Norton 360 Multi-Device by Symantec, For Your Ultimate Protection!

       Norton has been since 1990, and the Norton's New 360 Multi-Device, what more can you ask for in an Antivirus?! 


It can be tough managing multiple electronic devices as you're on the go. What more, when it concerns your safety and protection!





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Friday, October 19, 2012

Discover the Treasure Within with Most Venerable Hsin Ting


      Most Venerable Master Hsin Ting, widely respected Buddhist Monk and meditation teacher, will again visit Manila, this time to hold a series of activities that can help people discover the treasure within them and tap a spring of happiness and wealth.  


   Most Venerable Hsin Ting will hold a talk on Meditative Concentration: The Source of Developing One's Wisdom on October 25, 2012 at 7:30PM. It will be a perfect introduction to the practice of meditation, regardless of one's religion or background. Experienced meditators will also gain insights to further their practice by attending this talk. 
On October 26, 2012 also at 7:30PM, the beloved spiritual teacher will talk on The Way to Happiness. The lecture will be a great opportunity for everyone to hear with clarity the 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha that will surely bring hope and happiness. Both events will be held at Mabuhay Temple located at 656 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate Manila right across Century Park Hotel. 

    All talks by Most Venerable Hsin Ting will be anchored on the Diamond Sutra, an essential Mahayana Buddhist scripture, often said to contain the key to authentic transformation. The sutra is regarded by many devotees as a source of wisdom and good fortune, thus, most of them read and recites it in a regular basis.

    Most Venerable Hsin Ting will also personally preside over a Triple Gem and Five Precepts Ceremony on October 27, 2012 at Mabuhay Temple. Taking refuge in the Triple Gem simply means abiding and seeking support from the Buddha, his teachings and his community of followers. It is a very important step for anyone who is serious in studying and practicing Buddhism. In addition to taking refuge in the Triple Gem, an individual can also commit to observe the Five Precepts or guides that encourage good conduct, namely, to refrain from killing, stealing, committing sexual misconduct, lying and taking intoxicants.
After taking part in the Triple Gem Refuge and Five Precepts Ceremony, an individual can still follow the practices of other religions and faiths as long as they promote goodness and guide them on the right track. It is not even required for an individual to become a vegetarian after agreeing to uphold the Five Precepts.  

    Most Venerable Hsin Ting was the sixth abbot and director of Taiwan-based Fo Guang Shan monastery from 1997-2005. He renounced under Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan, in 1968 and is a forty-ninth lineage holder of the Linji Chan School. He graduated from the Eastern Buddhist College and the India Research Institute of the Chinese Cultural University. He further received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Fo Guang Shan-affiliated University of the West in Rosemead, California in 1998. 

     Expected to succeed Venerable Master Hsing Yun as the head teacher of Fo Guang Shan, Most Venerable Hsin Ting now travels around the world to share the joys of the Dharma through lectures, instruction in Ch'an (Zen) meditation, Buddhist ceremonies, chants, books, educational and humanitarian projects.

For more information, please go to www.mabuhaytemple.com/treasure-within or call 0917-8124424.

Monday, October 15, 2012

WHY CONCERNED CITIZENS TAKING VIDEOS ARE SENDING THEM TO “TV PATROL”



Kabayan Noli de Castro on Sype,and Mr.Atom Araullo 
“TV Patrol” is empowering and engaging ordinary citizens in determining the day’s headlines via its segment ‘CCTV Patrol’ or Concerned Citizens Taking Videos Patrol, an initiative that capitalizes on people’s ability to gather news content and information due to their access to social media and technology.
A crime caught on CCTV
‘CCTV Patrol’ features photos and videos about anything significant, remarkable, or bizarre in their communities captured using mounted closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, cellphones, and other gadgets and sent in by them.
“TV Patrol” anchor ‘Kabayan’ Noli De Castro said a huge chunk of the videos they receive and report in the newscast depict crimes that need police intervention. The team of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs reporters will also see to it that each criminal incident aired in the segment will be probed and monitored until the perpetrators face justice.
“What’s important is the media and citizens can take part, and not simply complain about the crime situation in the country. This time, we aid the police authorities in solving crimes by being vigilant and alert,” said Kabayan.
To date, ordinary people's contributions to "CCTV Patrol" have led to some of the biggest stories that hit the headlines and revolutionized broadcast journalism in terms of reaching audiences and giving them the opportunity to influence and contribute to the news cycle.
One of the most notable videos shown in ‘CCTV Patrol’ was the robbery of alleged fugitives in a 7-Eleven convenience store in Manila and a LBC outlet in Parañaque. After the airing of Zyann Ambrosio’s report in September, the police had received numerous text messages detailing information about the suspects, which ‘TV Patrol” announced through a follow-up report.
A CCTV footage of several men kicking and pointing a gun at a man inside his own home also went viral online after it was aired on ‘CCTV Patrol’ in August. Netizens heavily discussed the video and slammed authorities for their supposed inaction on the incident that occurred in April. Following the ‘CCTV Patrol’ report, the police had immediately identified the suspects to be members of the notorious ‘akyat-bahay gang’ and were later captured.
The police have also launched a manhunt for the suspects involved in the shooting and robbery of an ABS-CBN account executive and his companion in Mandaluyong based on a ‘CCTV Patrol’ report of a footage of the surveillance camera footage set up at the site of the incident.
Due to the success of the segment, Kabayan stressed the importance of the continued involvement of Bayan Patrollers and citizens to uncovering newsworthy events Filipinos need to know. “I encourage everyone to make good use of their cellphones and gadgets instead of recording trivial videos and forwarding gossip. This is a big help. The police no longer have excuses in not being able to arrest criminals identified in a footage,” he said.
Aside from airing videos that show the stealing of a motorcycle, side mirrors of a vehicle, sacks of rice, medical supplies, and cellphones, ‘CCTV Patrol’ has also broadcast footages of gruesome crimes such as the slaying of a DENR official in Isabela and the brutal killing of a doctor in Bacolod by two young men. Several CCTV reports have also been used as proof in police investigations involving the kidnapping of infants in a hospital and a grocery store.
Also serving as warning to commuters was a video filmed by a Bayan Patroller using his cellphone showing a man scouring the bag of a sleeping passenger. The said deed was described by police authorities as a method employed by a certain ‘eskoba gang’ in air-conditioned buses.
The ‘CCTV Patrol’ segment not only showcases videos of crime but also of accidents including the collision of a bus and a van in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, a CCTV footage of a car smashing a van parked along a street, and the rescue the driver who was stuck in a van after a rollover.
Watch Concerned Citizens Taking Videos or CCTV Patrol weeknights in “TV Patrol,” after “Aryana” on ABS-CBN. Send your photos and videos to ireport@abs-cbn.com or post them on www.facebook.com/bayanmoipatrolmo.akoangsimula or to @bayanmo on Twitter.

Monday, October 8, 2012

POMPANO And The Company Behind The FISHTA SEAFOOD INC At The 19th AGRILINK, AQUALINK, FOODLINK Expo!

         In the 19th Year of AGRILINK, AQUALINK, FOODLINK, at the World Trade Center, Fishta Seafood Inc. presented Golden Pampano, also known as the snub nosed pompano is Fishta seafood's flagship product. 

Pampano Escabeche
       Chef Edgar, gave a cooking demo on Pampano dishes, namely Ginger Pampano, Pinaputok na Pampano and Pampano Escabeche, to the delight of the audience, there were smiles in their faces, when they've tasted the Pampano dishes, i myself asked for another round   but already run out, due to pile of audience that lined up for it.





Chef Edgar Gajor
      And I just found out, that Pompano is one of the riches source of potossium in all fish species, that helps regulate blood pressure, improves muscle control and stimulates nerve impulse. It is high in healthy fat filled with omega-3 fatty acids. It's percentage of white meat is packed with high level of proteinn, vitamins and nutrients that can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stoke.  

    This fish is native to the indo-pacific region and is sought after for its tasty flesh. Juveniles inhabit sandy shorelines and shallow sandy or muddy bays near river mouths while adults move out in schools to clear seaward reefs, juveniles occur in small schools, while adults are usually solitary, However when cultured in cages, they ate observed to form schools. In nature they are reported to feed primarily on sand mollusks and other hard-shelled  invertebrates but they adapt very well to extruded feeds in pellet form which are now produced  commercially. They reach sexual maturity in three years. Fishta's pompano are cultured and feed premium tateh fish feeds which ensures our customers only quality fish. 

         To promote its  advocacy of development of sustainable mariculture of high value marine fish, Santeh Group established a fish cage operation in Silanguin bay, San Antonio, Zambales, farmed products include Pampano, Seabass, Snapper and Grouper. Santeh farm uses the safest protocol in disease management which does not involve the use of chemicals and antibiotics. 

A Strong Commitment To Quality And Excellence

     Fishta seafood incorporated is a member of the Santeh Group and is part of Santeh commitment to bring quality seafood to the market. Expanding downstream from merely providing quality feeds  to fish growers to seafood marketing has enabled Santeh to provide quality seafood directly to the consuming public. As with all operations including Santeh Feeds and Farm,  quality, traceablity and consumer safety are always high  their  our priority.
     For over twenty years, this commitment to quality and excellence led the company to strive for world class standards and in 1997 following a through audit,santeh received an ISO 9002:1994 certification international  (ci) the first aquafeed manufacturer  in the phillipines  to receive an ISO 9001:2000 in may 2002

  Quality and excellence permeates all aspects of santeh groups business be it the final product, the workers or the environment.so in march 2004,the company received the ISO 14001:1996 and the OHSAS 18001:1999 certification ISO 14001 aims to eliminate or mitigate the impacts to the environmental of the companys products and processes, while OHSAS 18001 establishes a management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other  interested parties who may be exposed to health and safety risks associated with the companys activities, as well as ensures compliance to occupational health and safety laws   the requirements of all three standards  (ISO 90001,ISO 14001,OHSAS 18001)were integrated into a management system that santeh continues to implement and comply.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Three (3) Winners Selected For ENTERPRISE HATCHERY 2012!

        It was a day-filled with joy, for the three (3) winners chosen from this year's batch of business plan entries. Enterprise Hatchery, a project of Santeh Aquaculture Science and Technology Foundartion, Inc. picked these three business plans for this year’s competition that will each receive their requested start-up capital in the form of an investment.  The three were selected by a panel of judges consisting of professors from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The three winners are as follows:


“Zupao” –  Fish siopao production and marketing business. The novel siopao is offered as a healthier alternative to the conventional meat based siopao and will be marketed through mall-based food carts.  Entrepreneurs: Joann Nicolas and Farramae Francisco from the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV)





 “Biofloc Based CultureTechnology: Shrimp in the City –Food by the Bedside” a low maintenance re-circulating shrimp and tilapia production system which can be set up anywhere in an area of no more than 100 square meters. Entrepreneurs:  Rey Alaban, TJ San Diego, Vianney Ojerio and Karen Grace Andrino from the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV).




 “Food Trip” – Mobile canteen and catering business, selling healthy fish products, including bangus-based value meals. Bangus will be sourced from a  processing enterprise operated successfully by Muslim women and an electric van will be used as the food mobile. Entrepreneur: Jonah Nobleza from Davao City who graduated from UP Diliman.





       The proponents made their final pitch at the Makati Sports Club on October 2, 2012 and received their Certificate of Recognition on October 4 from no less Agriculture Secretary Alcala as part of the opening program of Agrilink/           Foodlink/Aqualink 2012 at the World Trade Center

       Enterprise Hatchery was launched by Santeh Foundation  late last year to identify and help passionate young entrepreneurs build their own successful business in fisheries. For next year’s competition, Enterprise Hatchery 2013, the contest has been expanded to include agriculture business.  Winning entries can receive up to half a million pesos as start up capital.


    To equip students with the skills to develop an idea into a business plan and to create awareness in universities and colleges on Enterprise Hatchery 2013, a series of boot camps is being held in various areas in cooperation with an educational institution as co host. For Northern Mindanao this was held at MSU-Naawan, Misamis Oriental on July 27, 2012. For Central and North Luzon at CLSU in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija  Aug 30 -31. Western Visayas Boot Camp shall be held in UP Visayas Iloilo City campus on Sept 15 to 16.  For the Bicol region this will be held in Bicol University Tabaco  campus in  Albay, and for Southern Mindanao, at  MSU-General Santos.
    The contest is open to all Philippine residents aged 18 to 35 with a deadline of submission of business plans on March 30, 2013. Contest details, entry form and business plan templates can be downloaded from http://www.santehfoundation.org/enterprisehatchery/

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