Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kabataan Night on May 4 2014

    The event we've been waiting for. It's back! - KABATAAN NIGHT
You're invited to take part in the festivities. Mabuhay Restop (TM Kalaw Ave. cor Roxas Blvd., South Drive) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement.

"Kabataan Night 4: Youth Revolution is a trademark and brainchild activity of the Voice of the Youth Network where youth will showcase their talents for the youth power.

The night will be filled with music, film, and theater! Voice of the Youth Network will also launch YOUTH AWARDS where VOTY will acknowledge different organizations and their advocacies.

So what are you waiting for? Let's celebrate youth power this May 4, 2014 at Mabuhay Restop! Come and invite your friends!

FREE ADMISSION. Just go to and click 'GET TICKETS' to save your seats! We will accommodate first 150 guests who will register thru the link above. Thank you!"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Business Startup Conference This May 9-10 @SM Megamall

Business Startup Conference is a 2-day conference on business and entrepreneurship aimed at startup founders, small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

GEW-Business-Startup-Conference-logoIn this conference, you will learn business tips, skills, and strategies on how to start and run a business and succeed as an entrepreneur. You will learn from top sales, marketing, and business experts as well as successful entrepreneurs.
It is one of the major events of Global Entrepreneurship Week Philippines for the year. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration and promotion of entrepreneurship that happens across 140 countries.

This 2-day conference happens on May 9-10, 2014, 10:30am-7:00pm, at Megatrade Hall, Bldg. B., SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

If you are startup founder, small business owner, or aspiring entrepreneur, you face issues, problems, and challenges common to many entrepreneurs, such as:
  • how to get more customers
  • how to manage your cash flow
  • how to fund your business
  • where to find the right employees, contractors, and freelancers
  • how to set up systems to manage the business
  • how to dominate your market niche
  • how to ramp up your business
  • how to outsource work
  • where to find the affordable office space
  • how to make a business plan that works
  • how to price your products and services
  • how to promote your business without costing too much
  • how to find work-life balance
  • how to find the right location
  • how to minimize your business taxes
  • how to choose between an incubator or accelerator
  • using technology to increase productivity
  • using the Internet for marketing
  • how to attract top talent with a limited budget
  • where to find hidden profits in your business

Monday, April 28, 2014

The First Philippine Retail Investment Conference By CFA Society Philippines, on 28 May 2014 @SMX Aura

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -CFA Society Philippines, the premier association of investment professionals in the country, will hold the first Philippine Retail Investment Conference on 28 May 2014 at SMX Aura Premier to help raise financial literacy among Filipino investors. The conference will bring together top Filipino finance executives and foreign investment professionals to share investment best practices and advice on how to become smart investors.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. will be the keynote speaker in the conference. Other speakers include Charles Yang, CFA, chair of the board of governors of CFA Institute together with Andrew Stotz, CFA, president of CFA Society Thailand who will share about the core principles to managing wealth; and Alan Lok, CFA, director of capital markets policy, Asia Pacific, at CFA Institute based in Hong Kong, will discuss lifestyle planning for investors.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Geohazard Mapping and Environment Summit

International Resource Recovery Movement


In the 1980s, the RRM founders were inspired by the resource recovery concept from Finland's FINKONSULT and the components of the Saemaul Undong model of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). 

The resource recovery concept is characterized by its originators in Finland as a simple cost-saving methodology for organizations using appropriate technologies that will enable higher prevention of loss and generate greater savings either at the assembly line or in entire resource systems. 

Resulting from this were studies submitted to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on modelling the Saemaul Undong in the Philippines and beginning a series of direct actions to promote resource recovery in the Philippines. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Philippines Vs Japan Qualifying Game for 2015 IFAF World Championship This April 26, In Tokyo, Japan

    Let us cheer for our Philippine football team the PILIPINAS AGUILAS, this April 26, they will have a challenging task ahead of them, as they face the number one raked country in Asia that is Japan, in a qualifying match for the  2015 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship in Sweden. Pilipinas Aguilas first international game will be played on foreign soil. Tokyo, against a Japanese team of 80 years in tackle football program. But never count out the heart of the Filipinos, who can brave all kinds of adversities and still stand up loud and proud. Hooray to our Philippine football players!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

You Are Invited To The Soft Launch Of Winged Wonders!

  Wanna sneak peek of the Bird Show of the Year, then save the date, May 3, 2014, and get to see your favorite birds. Don't miss it

      How to get there. please see this map ; (From Harbour Point, there is a nearby shuttle going to Jest camp. P16/per head) ssss

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BRAVE NEW WORLDS At The Metropolitan Museum Up To June 12, 2014

    “BRAVE NEW WORLDS: My Utopia, Your Dystopia” is an exhibition that shows a convergence of Filipino and foreign visual artists with heavy themes on black humor and dystopic elements present in the heavily urbanized culture of today. Curated by Filipino painter Manuel Ocampo, he develops this exhibition by featuring at least 20 artists who has shown a particular rising presence in the turn of the 21st Century.
Included in this exhibition are French artists such as Damien Deroubaix, a writer and painter known for his violent images usually containing grotesque monster figures and graphics, Hervé de Rosa, who’s known for his works on vibrant and unique characters reflect his love for a low-brow, or “kitsch” art style, MyriamMechita, a teacher and artist who makes use of common objects like pearls, embroidery, and sequins to assemble contradictory images, and FabriceHyber, who accumulates his philosophical ideas on ecology and society and propagates it in his drawings, paintings, and even installations.

   The exhibition is open to the public on April 26 and will run until June 12, 2014 at the MET’s Tall Galleries. Visit the MET at the BangkoSentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hours are from 10am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sundays and holidays.

  For more details, email or check our Facebook page, For inquiries please call Sabrina Alday at 708-7828.

Wonder Mom Cook-Off At Robinsons Malls

After a very successful “Wonder Mom Cook-Off,“ and “Let’s Get Cooking,“ at SM Food Court, Online Events Corporation, one of the pioneers in events management with over 18 years of experience in Marketing, would once again like to stage another exciting Direct-to-Consumer event entitled     WOMEN’S COOK-OFF!

Time: 1PM-6PM
Participants: Women - food and culinary lovers

Robinson’s Forum May 10, 2014
Robinsons Sta. Rosa to follow
Robinson’s Novaliches May 18, 2014
Robinson’s Metro East May 23, 2014
Robinson’s Starmill, Pampanga May 24, 2014
Robinsons Dasmariñas May 25, 2014
Robinsons Angeles to follow
Robinsons Lipa to follow

Four (4) featured dishes courtesy of the sponsors will be cooked by the Chef
* Breakfast Meal
* Lunch Meal
* Dessert
* Dinner Meal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Only Way to Get Really, Really Rich

Want to be remarkably successful? Want to get really rich? (While there are many ways to feel "rich," in this case we're talking about monetary wealth.) Then check out this little gem of an investment opportunity.

It's a simple investment. You only have to invest almost all of your money. On the upside, after a year you might earn 3 percent more. The downside? Any day you could lose it all, for reasons usually outside your control and that you will almost never see coming.

Would you make that investment? Of course not.

Yet millions of people do--every day they go to work for someone else.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Brave New Worlds Exhibition At Met's Tall Galleries

Witness and experience a carnivalesque collection of painterly artworks made by 24 artists of Filipino and European origin as the Metropolitan Museum of Manila brings you “BRAVE NEW WORLDS: Utopia in Dystopia” in partnership with the Embassy of France in Manila.
Painter Manuel Ocampo, known for capturing pop sub-cultures on his canvasses, curates the show, saying that “in this millennium, we are faced with cataclysmic decline of the environment and societies, and artists have dealt or anticipated this world on the verge of collapse”. Witness Filipino humor mirror its foreign and dystopian counterparts.
Brave New Worlds will feature a variety of contemporary artworks showing parallelisms of practice among artists who struggle to make sense of a society facing moral, ideological, and environmental degradation.
In line with the exhibit, catch French artist Fabrice Hyber and Manuel Ocampo in Manila for a meet-and-greet at the MET on May 21! French video and film screenings will be on view in May at the METlab.
The exhibition is open to the public on April 26 and will run until June 2, 2014 at the MET’s Tall Galleries. Visit the MET at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hours are from 10am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sundays and holidays.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Politics and The Stock Market Part 1: The Oil, Alcohol & Tobacco Industries

      An informative discussion on how government's policies influence individual company stock prices. Q&A to follow.

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: 3rd floor Broker's Lounge, PSE, Ayala Triangle, Makati

About the Speakers:

Calixto Chikiamco
Mr. Calixto Chikiamco is an internet entrepreneur, a book author, and a writer on political economy. His interests cover business, technology, media, and political economy. He’s currently the President of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, an organization advocating good governance and economic and political liberty. He writes a monthly column on political economy in his capacity as a board member of the Institute of Development and Econometric Analysis (IDEA). He serves as a property rights consultant to the Asia Foundation. He’s the Founder and CEO of a mobile internet company and a musical services BPO. He graduated summa cum laude AB Economics from De La Salle University and MPS in Media Administration from Syracuse University in New York.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Money Game, 10 Money Principles Kids Should Learn

   The simple financial principles and habits that The Money Game® teaches are the same time-tested financial principles and habits that most wealthy people use to get wealthy and stay wealthy, and that most of us didn't learn when we were young.

How would you like your kids to learn and apply these money principles?
Featured on Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Today,, LearnVest, among others, The Money Game® is a financial education game where the room is the board, the students are the pieces and the lessons last a lifetime. The Money Game® is the creation of Creative Wealth International and Elisabeth Donati.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug

   "The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users."

 lnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

By Eric Barker

What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?

Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.

First, yeah, a good chunk of happiness is controlled by your genes but there’s a lot you can do to make yourself happier. Many of these techniques have been repeatedly tested and even worked with the clinically depressed.

Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude

I can’t emphasize this one enough. Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is.
It will make you happier.
It will improve your relationships.
It can make you a better person.
It can make life better for everyone around you.

Bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists. Why? They feel grateful to get a medal at all.

Every night before you go to bed write three good things that happened to you that day. Jotting those down is pretty much all it takes to get a boost in well-being over time.

There’s a second lesson here: the reverse is also true. Keeping track of the bad things will make you miserable. A convenient memory is a powerful thing. Do not train your brain to see the negative, teach it to see the positive.

Wanna make yourself and someone else extremely happy? Try a gratitude visit. Write someone a letter thanking them and telling them how much what they have done for you means. Visit them and read it in person. It’s a proven happiness WMD. More info here.

Do what you are good at as often as you can

“Signature strengths” are the things you are uniquely good at and using them increases happy thoughts. Exercising signature strengths is why starving artists are happier with their jobs.

Think about the best possible version of yourself and move toward that. Signature strengths are the secret to experiencing more “flow” at work and in life.

Spend as much time as possible with people you like

Spend as much time as possible with people you like. The happiest people are social with strong relationships. Not spending more time with people we love is something we regret the most.

Being able to spend more time with friends provides an increase in happiness worth up to an additional $133,000 a year. (Values for your other relationships are here.)

Being compassionate makes us happier (causal, not correlative.) Share the best events of your day with loved ones and ask them to do the same. And compliment them — we love compliments more than money or sex.

But I’m an introvert, you say? A little bit of extraversion here would do you good. Happiness is more contagious than unhappiness so with amount of exposure to others well-being scales.

Money is good. Many other things are better.

After about 75K a year, money has minimal effects on happiness. Read that again. Not that money won’t increase happiness but if you want to be happier your time and energy are better spent elsewhere. It will not increase your moment to moment mood.

The Amish are as satisfied as billionaires and slumdwellers can be surprisingly happy. The happiest of all income groups is people making 50-75k a year. Money is good but wanting money can be bad.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

How to Protect Yourself From the Heartbleed Bug

The issue involves network software called OpenSSL, which is an open-source set of libraries for encrypting online services. 
Secure websites — with “https” in the URL ("s" stands for secure) — make up 56% of websites, and nearly half of those sites were vulnerable to the bug.
Secure websites — with “https” in the URL ("s" stands for secure) — make up 56% of websites, and nearly half of those sites were vulnerable to the bug. In theory, a cybercriminal could have exploited Heartbleed by making network requests that could piece together your sensitive data. The good news: There isn't any indication that a hacker caught wind of this; it seems the researchers were the first to locate the problem.

But the scary part is that attackers could have infiltrated these websites, extracted the information they wanted and left no trace of their presence. Thus, it's hard to determine whether someone ever exploited the bug, or if your account information was compromised.

What to do

First, check which sites you use are affected. If you don't want to read through the long list of websites with the security flaw, the password security firm LastPass has set up a Heartbleed Checker, which lets you enter the URL of any website to check its vulnerability to the bug and if the site has issued a patch. [Update: We've compiled a list of popular sites and whether they were affected.]
Next, change your passwords for major accounts — email, banking and social media logins — on sites that were affected by Heartbleed but patched the problem. That patch should also include reissuing any digital certificates that might be vulnerable. However, if the site or service hasn't patched the flaw yet, there's no point to changing your password. Instead, ask the company when it expects to push out a fix to deal with Heartbleed.
A big cause for concern is related to sites that have your sensitive information, such as Yahoo and OKCupid (most people aren't logging into with private data). Both companies have since issued a patch to fix the security hole, so users with accounts with those companies — including Yahoo Mail, Flickr and so on — should update their passwords immediately.
It's important to wait to get the "all clear" sign from a company or service before changing, especially now that this bug is out in the open. Changing a password before the bug is fully patched wont' make things any better.
Facebook and Twitter use OpenSSL web servers, though it's still unclear whether or not they were vulnerable to the issue.
Facebook and Twitter use OpenSSL web servers, though it's still unclear whether or not they were vulnerable to the issue.Facebook reportedly issued a security patch, as did Google.

Other websites that have issued an OpenSSL software security update include WordPress, Amazon Web Services and Akamai.
Some websites not considered vulnerable include AOL, Foursquare and Evernote, among others.
"It's a big deal for Internet users, especially when it comes to protecting financial information," Joe Siegrist, CEO and cofounder of LastPass, told Mashable. "Some financial organizations are using more conservative web security choices like Microsoft, which is not vulnerable to the bug, so users should check and see if their bank has been affected."
Make sure to keep an eye on sensitive online accounts, especially banking and email, for suspicious activity for the next week or so.
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BONUS: What Is the Heartbleed Bug?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dell Launched Dell PowerEdge R920 which has 6 TB Memory

Dell, one of the largest PC manufacturers in the worldwide kicks of its Solutions tour in SM Aura last March 18, 2014 with some guest audience from Mongolia have joined the event.

Dell Solutions Tour announced about their new marketing strategy, also their innovation in redefining storage economics. Some of the speakers were from different countries, also Chris Papa, the marketing manager of Dell Philippines, discussed some of the new products of Dell specially here in Asia-Pacific region.

In 2013, Dell broke ground with its impressive line of Windows 8-powered products, including the Latitude 10 tablet, Optiplex 9010 All-in-One with optional touch screen, Latitude 6430u ultrabook, and the XPS 12 hybrid convertible tablet-notebook PC. These became the toast of the client PC market as they received acclaim from PC experts and tech editors from leading publications and blogs.

ow in 2014, Dell unveils its brand new series of full-featured enterprise storage. The new Dell SC4000 Series arrays demonstrate Dell's continued innovation to bring full-featured, enterprise class, low cost but high performing, smaller scale solution. The new storage array series, with an all-flash solution that can cost 76% less than competing pure flash arrays.

FYI, Dell has been constantly number 1 in store devices sales.

Launched during the event is their newest server:
Dell PowerEdge R920 which has 6 TB Memory
• A world record 4-socket Linux benchmark result of 24,150 benchmark users on the SAP SD 2-Tier benchmark.
• A 71% improved performance over the previous best E7-4800 4-socket SAP SD benchmark.
• Nearly the same performance in an SAP environment compared with the previous generation 8-socket servers, providing up to a 50% cost savings in software licensing to the customer.

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    SMEs need to understand and effectively use Digital Marketing Analytics. The ability to access and analyze sources and types of data is drastically revolutionizing marketing and in the process, is transforming industries. Find out more about digital marketing and how you can use it in your business.
Data scientist Seshu Edala accurately nailed it in his think piece on “So much data and so little business intelligence. That’s the irony of the information age, which is adding another 2.5 quintillion bytes to the data universe each day.”

Credit goes to Web 2.0 which took off exponentially in 2004, bannered by major features and technologies such as social networking sites, user created websites, self-publishing platforms, tagging, and social bookmarking which started the information revolution. And in recent years, cloud computing and the explosion of connected devices—smartphones, tablets— were added to the ever-growing list.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Four Things You Can Do Now to Increase Traffic to Your Website

How much web traffic can you generate with 26K Twitter followers, 1K Facebook Fans and a few thousand people in your Google Plus circle? I share from experience: not a lot.
Distribution is challenging for publishers. You may write articles that are perfect for the topical pages on Facebook Paper, until you read the publishing sites for those articles: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, All Things D, etc.
What is completely unfair about the distribution challenge is that content quality isn’t so disparate. Bloggers oftentimes write far more compelling and interesting pieces than writers for the bigger outlets.
What I want to do is share a few secrets of how you can increase distribution of your content now. It’s not going to bring parity to writing for a big publisher, but I get a few hundred thousand unique readers to this site every year and this is how I do it:

Triberr is a grassroots distribution network for bloggers. The idea is pretty simple: leverage the social networks of all bloggers (the aggregate of many distribution networks) to promote each piece of content.
If you look on my Twitter page, I share up to 80 unique pieces of content from the network although I may publish two articles max on any given day (I should point out that all sharing is manually done and voluntary). The Triberr sharing mechanism leads to amplification across many small distribution channels and the results are quite effective: compare my effective social network (described above) to fact that I have potential reach of 140 million people through Triberr. That’s quite a difference.
The creators of Triberr, Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo are also expanding the network by offering paid campaign opportunities for bloggers and a host of other cool stuff. It’s a pretty great distribution channel that has greatly amplified my traffic.
Incidentally, I hear a lot of people say that they tried Triberr and don’t “get it.” To this I respond that they should want to increase their distribution enough to learn how to use it (it’s really not so difficult, but I remember the learning curve).
Email list

When I get my haircut they ask me for my email. They may give me a haircut if I don’t give it to them, but I figure it’s not a big deal and I spew my email address for them to type into the computer.
The concept is pretty simple. If you use Google Analytics, you can see how many repeat visitors you have to your site. You’ll be surprised how many people visit only one time. If you had a pop-up email box that invited them to get your content via email on a semi-regular basis you could turn a stranger-o-blog into a friend-o-blog, proverbially speaking. Point being, you could do a heck of a lot more with an email address than a hair salon could.
If you don’t like pop-up boxes – you might be surprised to find out they are far more effective than any other method of capturing email addresses.
If you think you can do the same with social networks instead of email – you’re wrong. Email is much better than social to reliably have your stuff read. But by all means, feel welcome to do this with Facebook and enjoy the benefits of each Facebook Fan seeing your posts one out of every hundred times.
A last note about email, be careful to comply with CAN-SPAM provisions. Use a reputable email service such as AWeber, MailChimp or one of the social CRM SaaS tools, and give the appropriate disclosures and opt-out links. If a service like Gmail decides you are a spammer, then your email communication will never be received by its intended recipients.

If you’re not familiar with BundlePost, it is a solution that automates back-office social media content, curation and scheduling functions. In other words – they find and curate social content to help people and businesses maintain relevance in the social space. It’s a cool tool, and its founder Robert Caruso is both a social media fanatic and a champion of small publishers.
BundlePost announced last week that they are indexing blog content to potentially offer to their users. If you think about the Facebook Paper example (or LinkedIn), hopefully you’ll see why a platform like BundlePost indexing smaller blogs is a big deal. If you have quality content (relative to other writers), then there is a possibility you’ll gain distribution.
You can register your blog with BundlePost here.
Write / syndicate content on leaderswest (or elsewhere)

So, this solution isn’t going to get you a ton of traffic but there are a lot of great sites that will allow you to publish unique content or syndicate your content on their site. On leaderswest, you get full G+ author attribution, Twitter attribution through Twitter cards and on all Twitter / Buffer shares, Twitter follow in the headline and all social networks listed in the footer, email notifications, and pretty decent distribution of your content. You can write unique content or syndicate your previously written content (which is published with a “noindex” tag so that no one gets into Google’s doghouse for duplicate content). Send me a tweet if you’d like more info.

Also, you can submit your URL to Social Media Today or Business2Community to get access to even larger distribution networks (much larger compared to my site, actually). I have experience with the folks at Social Media Today and syndicating with them is easy and they are really great about keeping writers informed about publication.
I’m sure there are plenty of sites similar to these out there if you look, too. People need content.
Bonus: Pay for it

One last tactic for increasing your distribution is to pay for it. The opportunities to pay for distribution are limited only by your imagination and your budget. AdWords, Facebook, Twitter… heck if you paid me enough I would read your content. Every. Single. Word. 
If you have some experience with these platforms or if you have additional ideas, please take the time to leave a comment.
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