Thursday, December 31, 2015

The White Aura Beauty Soap Reflects In You, Beauty Inside Out


  The White Aura beauty soap was launch December 28, 2015 at URBN kitchen & Bar. Everyone was just happy to attend this event. Ms Lea Chan presenting this new product with passion and zest. A new clinically proven routine that will maintain your skin's natural beauty and white-AURA glow.


Visit here to join:

 http://www.whiteaura.com.ph/index.html
On FB: https://www.facebook.com/White-Aura-1001088403308763/


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Top BPO Firms, Executives To Be Honored At The 10th International ICT Awards

Philippines has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing IT-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) destinations in the world. In order to showcase these achievements, the ICT Awards was launched in 2007 by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CANCHAM) in close cooperation with IBPAP.

In the picture above are (L-R) Cora Dela Cruz CanCham Executive Director, Julian Payne CanCham President, Jomari Mercado IBPAP President and Dion Asencio Vice President for Sales Globe Business.

The ICT Awards is one of the most renowned awarding ceremonies in the industry and its 2016 installment is geared to be the largest event yet.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 (#AdMe2016)


Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 (#AdMe2016) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on May 20, 2016 and brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations. #AdMe2016 will give you a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with senior leaders from the biggest brands in Asia Pacific region and in which the leading digital marketing experts from emerging markets, award winning e-commerce players and established e-retailers in APAC gather under one roof.

 Industry leaders will share independent experiences and insights for delegates from different countries. You can be a part of this inspiring environment and benefit from the excellent networking opportunities it offers.

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 (#AdMe2016) is expecting 1000 visitors & up to 30 companies to share their products and services in the expo. For partnership/sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph  Registration Fee per delegate:  Php 4,000.00 (Inclusion: Snacks, Elegant Buffet Lunch, Conference and Expo.)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Your Home Away From Home at Regina Hometel


  Its always good to get together with friends and colleagues on special occasions, what better way to do it in a relaxing place, and I found out a nice place to have it, right in the heart of Makati, The Regina Hometel, which you will feel at home, for an affordable price you can't resist. That could save you alot of stress from traffic, much more on time.

And we just had our Bloggers party here, everyone was so glad and happy to have attended, the ambiance was friendly, and natural air at the rooftop of the hotel.


And if you and your company is planning a stay in seminar or team building, this would be a good place as well.

 The rooms are air-conditioned,  with w/flat screen TV, bathroom, free WIFI.






Sunday, December 20, 2015

WPT National Philippines Festival of Poker Runs Jan. 2-8; Features $1,650 Buy-in Main Event and $200,000 Buy-in Super High Roller



Los Angeles, CA - Hot on the heels of the wildly successful WPT® National China Main Event at MGM Grand Sanya, where 882 players competed for their share of a nearly $1.4 million main event prize pool, World Poker Tour® today announced the schedule for the Season XIV WPT National Philippines festival at the luxurious Solaire Resort & Casino from January 2-8. For a second-consecutive year, Solaire will play host to a $1,650 buy-in WPT National Main Event and a diverse selection of side events, including a $200,000 buy-in super-high roller, the largest buy-in tournament held in World Poker Tour history.

The action kicks off on January 2 with the $275 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Poker King Cup, then heats up on January 3 with the start of the two-day, $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller. Organized by Poker King Club and Cali Group, the Super High Roller will pit top professionals against wealthy enthusiasts to compete in this massive buy-in event.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Php334B Needed For Biodiversity Conservation In The Philippines



The Philippines is one of 17 mega diverse countries, harboring more diversity of life per hectare than any other country in the world. Yet encroachment in forested areas, pollution, over fishing, poor land management practices, are leading to biodiversity loss at an alarming rate. 

To address these threats, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), other national government agencies, academe, civil society and development partners, has developed the Philippines Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP). The PBSAP is the country’s road map in conserving biodiversity and critical ecosystem services for the next 13 years. 

The Outlook of Thailand’s Exhibition Industry

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) expects that in the fiscal year 2016, international business travellers to Thailand will increase by about 5 percent or to 1,060,000 delegates,  generating an income of around USD2.56B.

According to the Trade Fair Industry of Asia 2015,  the exhibition industry in Asia grew in 2014 by 6.8 percent  in terms of space sold, compared with a year-on-year increase of 6.6 percent in 2013, and 2.7 percent in 2012.

Macau was the fastest growing market in 2014, up 38 percent, followed by Indonesia (9.2 percent), Taiwan (8.8 percent), Philippines (8.8 percent) and Thailand (8.6 percent).

Markets in Southeast Asia performed strongly. Thailand grew well above the regional average, posting growth of between 27 percent and 33 percent. In 2014, net space sold was up 8.6 percent - following a 9 percent mincrease in 2013. S pace sold jumped from 506,250 square meters in 2013 to 550,000 square meters in 2014.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau Expand Business Opportunities in ASEAN

Extra benefits offered through ‘Thailand Extra Exhibition
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) in cooperation with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) mounts a road show in the Philippines to promote Thailand’s businesses potential, provide networking opportunities with Thailand’s seven leading professional exhibition organizers in automotive & logistics, food & agriculture, energy, and health & wellness.

The new global marketing campaign “Thailand Extra Exhibition” is being launched to offer the Philippines business with extra benefits and better connections, with Thailand‘s  wide spectrum of services.

Thailand – Philippines Bilateral Trade Relationship


Official diplomatic relations between Thailand and the Philippines were established on June 14, 1949 and it has always been characterized by harmony, dynamism, and warmth, strengthened when they became founding members of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organisation i(SEATO) in 1954 and the ASEAN in 1967.

Several bilateral agreements have since been signed on defense, investment, environment, tourism, air services, and scientific, technical, agriculture, and telecommunications exchanges. Thailand and the Philippines signed agreements on taxation, and business cooperation during a high-level Thai delegation’s visit to the Philippines.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

STUDIO-GRADE SOUND QUALITY FOR SMARTPHONES AND CONNECTED DEVICES: JUST ADD MOJO!

  Chord Electronics, with their exclusive distributor Beyond Innovations, Inc, has launched Mojo, a British-built headphone amplifier and DAC that enables smartphones and connected devices to deliver recording-studio sound quality from any headphone (Php 30,990).

Chord Electronics, a world leader in digital audio, has launched Mojo. A contraction of ‘Mobile Joy’, Mojo is a headphone amplifier and DAC (digital-to-analogue convertor) that empowers smartphones to deliver music content at up to studio-master-tape quality. Mojo enables this due to Chord’s advanced proprietary digital signal processing technology.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ever Wonder What It Would Be To be Blind? Dinner In The Dark



 Ever wonder what it would be like to be blind? In my dinner in the dark experience, It made me see a lot of things. That we are just so  fortunate indeed to have sight and see, unlike our brothers and sisters who are blind. There are many things we take for granted and not grateful about. It made me realize that even in eating we can appreciate the beauty of seeing what is it that God have created for us to see. And it touched my heart  how our blind fellows managed to go on everyday with the disability they have. 

 The Zoomanity Group, having come up with this event to let us experience,  understand and empathize with the condition of the blind, is really a commendable act. And this was done in an equally for a good cause place. At the Metro Ruins the  newest resto  hub in Makati . where group can hang out, chill and enjoy the urban fee. Break out form all the stress of the city life and see the metopolitan view in a new light. Satistfy you food choices in this 2-in-1 restotaurant spot  featuring Yakitori Daitokyo and Dampa by the Ruins, a fusio  of Japanes and Filipino sine.

Metamorphosis, Not Just Change by Pinoy Blogger

Metamorphosis--Pinoy Bloggers are evolving, from the simple personal blogs, now are professional bloggers, advocates and even conquering the airwaves. Today, Pinoy Blogger Group is composed of 1000 strong and united members who supports local and international campaigns.

According to Statistics..

Over 50 million Filipinos are online and 100 million have mobile phones thus companies even traditional are shifting and embracing the digital.

According to Management Association of the Philippines, "Business right now are operating in an unpredictable environment where we will see the rise of the ‘emerging’, the development of the ‘underdeveloped’ and the retreating ‘developed’. In this disruptive landscape, there is no tempo, no even rhythm, no predictable ending in organizational stories where the script gets written and re-written all the time."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Build Hope this Christmas with Habitats Pamaskong Handog


Manila (November 25th, 2015) – This Christmas, thousands of families will be celebrating in evacuation sites and temporary shelters because of recent calamities that struck the country.  Amidst the busyness of the holiday season, Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Habitat) is committed to building their homes and bringing hope in disaster affected communities.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Healthy Skin Magazine Presents Skin Perfection


 It was a beautiful day with beautiful people, at Healthy Skin Magazine day at Stacy's BGC, I got the chance to know and learn about the importance of taking care of our skin, and products that could help, like the Skin Perfection.


Dr. Claudia Samonte, dermatologist, shared  alot of valuable and useful information as to how to take our skin, be youthful looking even as we aged. She also answers all our questions on these.

And being one of the participant my question was, ' Since hormone has got to do with skin issues, is Hormone replacement treatment advisable for women who have menopause already. And she answered that, one has still to consult with her obgyne. but there are products that will help defy aging, not the kind like botox that many resort to, and not the invasive surgeries. Also skin matter are case to case as well, so for better results we have consult our doctor and never self -medicate.S

Monday, November 23, 2015

NEO Launches Shift N81: A laptop and tablet hybrid with dual platform technology

  NEO, one of the local laptop brands in the market, recently launched its laptop and tablet hybrid with dual platform technology for an ease in performance and productivity. With Shift N81, play games and work on your files as you enjoy Android 4.4 Kitkat and Windows 10 interface in one device.

If you’re the type of person who want to be trendy and professional at the same time, this gadget will best suit your lifestyle. With its 8.9” IPS Touch screen display and 16.2mm thinness, its sleek and trendy design can get you going, anywhere. Its detachable keyboard is really convenient.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

IRF Sets International Benchmark for Road Safety Auditors


  BRASILIA, Brazil -  The International Road Federation has released a set of minimum qualification guidelines for professionals conducting road safety audits and inspections as part of a global road safety gathering, which opens today in Brasilia.

Speaking at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, IRF Executive Vice President Michael Dreznes noted that design standards alone cannot guarantee road safety in all conditions. "The IRF strongly supports the extended and expanded use of road infrastructure safety management procedures using locally drawn talent trained to the highest standards," Dreznes added.

MEET THE APEC LEADERS!

  THE Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum, with 21 members aiming to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. From being a forum where trade and business issues are tackled, Apec through the years since its creation in 1989 has also covered social issues.
The 21 Apec governments and economic leaders attending this year’s Apec summit in the Philippines are:
AUSTRALIA.
Form of government: Federal parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm
Head of government: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Turnbull was elected the 29th Prime Minister of Australia on Sept. 15. He was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Wentworth in 2004.
Turnbull has held various parliamentary positions including Shadow Treasurer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for national water policy and Minister for Environment and Water Resources.
Most recently, Turnbull was Minister for Communications from Sept. 18, 2013 to Sept. 21, 2015. He also became Leader of the Opposition from September 2008 to December 2009 and was later Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sole Academy's Sneaker Carnival This Nov. 29 @MOA!


 Sole Academy will be having Sneaker Carnival on the 29th of November, the biggest and first Sneaker Carnival EVER. This will be a heaven for those people who are up to date to the latest sneaker collections and loves shoe shopping..
The carnival will have Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebok, and many other famous brands together! How amazing is that?! 

Laoag na ma-stress sa APEC! Book online instead



   The APEC Summit creates a four-day holiday for the tenants of Metro Manila. Flights are being cancelled and the flow of traffic is expected to thicken within the city as main roads are scheduled to be closed for this congregation, If you’re still thinking about what to do over this long weekend, this hiatus can be best maximized with an out-of-town road trip/adventure to places like Vigan or Laoag.   Laoag na ma-stress as there’s no need to line up at bus terminals or commit to a long drive in order to reach these distantly beautiful destinations. Biyaheroes has partnered up with Partas Transport in order to provide a seamless online reservations system that lets you book and even choose your bus seats online! Offering Express First Class Vigan/Laoag and Pasay/Cubao routes, this cuts your travel time by up to four hours as there is only one stopover and no passenger pick-ups will be done along roads.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Run For Integrity This December

With the goal of making integrity everyone’s concern and part of daily life, the Integrity Initiative - spearheaded by the Makati Business Club, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM), the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), and Financial Executives of the Philippines (Finex)- is staging a historic run on December 12, 2015 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.


Dubbed “I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution,” the event calls on all sectors of society to participate in this important step towards building a culture of integrity in the Philippines. It is expected to bring together 5,000 representatives and runners from government, business, youth, civil society, academe, church, and media towards the common goal of being part of the solution in fighting corruption.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

3rd Philippine ESRI GIS Education Conference



 This conference seeks to feature advancements in GIS and remote sensing software, opportunities and challenges in the use of GIS and the best practices in GIS and related researches.
More importantly, it highlights the inclusion of GIS in the curriculum or scholastic programs of educational institutions through Service Learning, an instructive model that actively integrates community service with learning outcomes in a credit-bearing academic course or a co-curricular project.  This training allows students to actively engage in GIS service activity while meeting a real and actual community need, thus, embracing this year’s theme of Learning and Leading through Service.
For additional information, you may contact our Secretariat Committee, Karen G. Nacar and April Echanes at tel. nos. (632) 637-4447 to 49 loc. 1024/1048, fax number (632) 633-6873, or e-mail kgalapia@geodata.com.ph or aechanes@geodata.com.ph


For registration form for the conference  visit here: http://www.geodata.com.ph/index.php/events?task=view_event&event_id=166

Friday, October 30, 2015

Join The Philippine Red Cross Million Volunteer Run Year 3 This 2016!





  
  I  had  the chance to meet former senator Dick Gordon up close, at Red Cross headquarters on a  bloggers conference.  kind of person one can rely on especially in times of need. I have seen him gave inspiring talks from back then, he haven’t change  a bit and still passionate about what he is for, 
The Philippine Red Cross, (PRC) which he chair since 1986, has gone a long way and had helped countless people incidents of calamities

    I would have not known that PRC, is not just an emergency and aid giver but a whole lot more. Its major concerns are Blood Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services, Health Services, Social Services, Red Cross Youth and Volunteer Services with its fundamental principles – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. it now offers a wider array of humanitarian services ranging from preventive medicine to therapeutic counseling, to youth leadership. Sir Dick Gordon enumerated all the programs and services of PRC

Pfizer Strengthens Global Campaign on Bone Health, Calls on Filipinos to ‘Love Your Bone"!

 Our skeletal system comprises of bones, which is the framework of our body. And that I was so happy to have been invited to an on a related topic that tacked on the importance and updates of this, at Holiday Inn, Makati.

It is easy, or seemingly involuntary, to take things for granted when living in today’s fast-paced world. Health is almost secondary, as work is often given high priority. But to keep the body going, one needs food and nutrients for sustenance—the same goes for the need for strong bones to ensure continuous mobility and support.

To help address this growing health problem, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH)partnered with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to spearhead the local celebration of World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) on October 20.
  Aptly themed “Serve up Bone Strength,” WOD 2015 focuses on the importance of adopting a bone-healthy diet throughout a person’s lifetime to optimize bone strength. The campaign highlights the point that poor nutrition is one of the critical risk factors for developing bone-related diseases.
“It conveys the message that the first step in osteoporosis prevention begins in youth, when nutrition can help maximize our bone-building potential, and continues throughout life as we strive to maintain strong bones at older age,” explained IOF, the global organizer of WOD.

Monday, October 26, 2015

TLC Festival Is Coming This November @BCG

November 21, as TLC – Asia Pacific’s leading travel and lifestyle channel – brings its TLC Festival to the Philippines for the first time! From 11:00 a.m., grab your picnic mats and head on down to Bonifacio High Street, for an enjoyable day out with family and friends. There’s lots of fun to be had, with appearances and activities led by TLC’s slate of personalities. 

Fans of the bubbly Janet Hsieh will be able to meet the Taiwanese beauty at the festival. Janet, who is the host of TLC’s Fun Taiwan franchise, tied the knot recently. Follow her wedding journey on three episodes of Fun Taiwan All-Stars: Wedding Special, which captures some of the magical moments of her big day – in Antarctica, no less! Premieres every Tuesday at 10:00 p.m on TLC, beginning November 24.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

ZOOMANITY Groups' “DINNER IN THE DARK" Explore Your Senses This Novermber!



 “Open your eyes for the Blind”   Ever wonder what it would be like to be blind? Get a chance to open your eyes with their “dark” condition at a special dinner event called “Dinner in the Dark” by Zoomanity Group. This great cause will give you a unique experience of dining in total darkness and understand how it is to be blind.   Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in the park industry, will host series of “Dinner in the Dark” for the benefit of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines. This exceptional event will create awareness amongst us what it is like to lose our sense of sight and appreciate it even more. Guests will have a 30 minute orientation before the dinner which will be held in different Zoomanity parks and restaurant. During the dinner, theparticipants’ sense of sight will be totally diminished then their other senses will take over and will be heightened. Wonderful scents and sounds, and beautiful music, will be expected as well.    Catch this special dinner offer from 5-8 PM (including pre-dinner orientation) on these following dates:  October 28  Yakitori Daitokyo in Metropolitan Makati November 7 Zoobic Safari in Subic November 9 and 23 Misono Restaurant in Jupiter Street Makati November 14 Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Pampanga November 21 Residence Inn in Tagaytay November 27Zoocolate Thrills in Loboc, Bohol

For tickets and more information please contact TAG Media and PR at 09166299381 or send email to maria@asiaecommerce.ph

#DinnerInTheDark #ZoomanityGroup #TAGMedia pa pala. PM me here, your pref date by 12pm.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

IP Week Celebration“Building Cooperation Across Borders


  Amid the rise of cross border issues in intellectual property (IP), the program line-up for this year’s IP Week Celebration, to run from 26 to 30 October, puts focus on the regional and international challenges and cooperation relating to IP protection, enforcement and adjudication. 

To open this year’s IP Week celebration is the 5th Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summiton 26 October at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay City. With the theme “Building Cooperation Across Borders,” the Summit is organized by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the National Committee on IP Rights (NCIPR), the multi-agency taskforce on IP enforcement. 

Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause

MANILA, Philippines - Nine in 10 Filipino consumers surveyed by global nutrition company Herbalife are “highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause them, with the same number believing that simple lifestyle changes can help improve their overall well-being.
A good number of the respondents expressed willingness to adopt a healthy lifestyle; 79 percent said that they would cut down on unhealthy foods, 78 percent expressed their willingness to exercise more regularly, and 72 percent said they would make better nutrition choices.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gold-Selling Filipino Worship To Team Releases New Album Titled " Rise Heart" on October 20!

 On October 20th 2015, Filipino Worship team VICTORY WORSHIP will release "RISE HEART," the follow up to its gold-selling debut release, "Radical Love."
"Rise Heart' is a call to worship," says Pastor Julius Fabregas, Victory Worship's executive director. "we want our songs to inspire people to know and follow Jesus, and we believe 'Rise Heart' will touch people's hearts in a very special way to lead them in that direction."
"Radical Love," which was released in September 2014, was certified gold by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. It spawned the number one radio singles "Radical Love," "Grace Changes Everything," and "Jesus My Savior." Meanwhile, the music videos from "Radical Love" have collectively been viewed more than two million times on YouTube.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Science Film Festival 2015: UN International Year of Light 2015


For these reasons and more, the Science Film Festival invites audiences in 2015 to discover the different roles light and its applications play in our everyday lives and what it reveals about the nature of the universe.

Throughout his life the German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had a deep fascination for the physical and metaphorical effects of light on humans. From sunsets to rainbows, from the blues of the sky and the ocean, to the remarkable range of colours of plants and animals, our first experiences of light and colour are through what we see in the natural world.

However, the importance of light reaches far beyond life on Earth. Through major scientific discoveries and technological advancements, light has helped us to see and better understand the universe. 2015 marks an important milestone in the history of physics: one hundred years ago, in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote down the famous field equations of General Relativity, which showed through a series of experiments centred on the concept of light, how light was at the centre of the very structure of space and time.

All over the globe, people are using light to discover solutions for society’s most pressing problems. From 3-D printing to bringing energy solutions to developing regions, light is key in driving economies and encouraging development in the 21st Century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

Visit here: http://www.goethe.de/ins/th/prj/wif/fes/enindex.htm

28th WSO International Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Development Symposium in Manila


Global safety organization, the World Safety Organization, brings together safety experts and advocates from around the world for the 28th WSO International Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Development Symposium in Manila from October 26 to 28. The event will be held at the Solaire Hotel and Casino at Paranaque. The event also marks the 40th anniversary of the organization’s founding.

A Tour To Remember At Quezon City @75 Diamond Jubilee

  Got me excited after knowing that I'l be joining the QCblogventure, I'vealways been fond of Quezon City,not only that I was born here, at St. Lukes.  I have so many beautiful memories of the place. Like back when I was still a kid, my mom would go to our relative  at New Manila, and that we will get to pass through those big and old mansions along the way, I was just fascinated with its architectural designs.. 

And when I was already in college at PUP Manila, I would  watch films and plays at British council and Goethe at Aurora Blvd.
  It is also here that MowelFund and Big networks are situated. Also the Titus Bradsma, with has been screening internaational and critically acclaimed films since 1994. and also the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is an organization of creative and critical artist-teacher-cultural workers here, founded by Cecile-Guidote Alvarez, in 1967.

  So on the event of our blogventure we got to tour the east side of it, which the University of the Philippines is situated. Agaim memories came back, cause it is here at UP Film where I have seen a lot of award winning artfilms. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

REDISCOVER EXCITEMENT. REDISCOVER NISSAN- Nissan Philippines Inc. celebrates 2nd year anniversary-

 The glory  days of  the  80’s  and 90’s  saw  Nissan become a  household name  in the  local automotive scene, ingraining itself in the Filipino psyche through their iconic vehicles like the Nissan  Sentra,  California,  and  Stanza.  However,  over  the  years,  Nissan  slowly  took  the backseat in the minds of the market because of shifting consumer preferences.

  Nissan, with a proud global heritage in over 80 years, determined to bring back that excitement to the Philippine market, through the establishment of a consolidated national sales company. This 2015, Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) celebrates its second year anniversary of delivering on the brand promise of “Innovation that Excites”. With the boom of motorization in the Philippines, NPI has continuously addressed the needs of the modern citizen with a wide variety of vehicles and innovative services.

BUILT TO THRILL: INTRODUCING THE NEW NISSAN JUKE


Nissan  Philippines  Inc.  (NPI)  celebrates  another  milestone  for  the  local  compact  crossover segment, as it brings in another innovation that is built to thrill – the new Nissan Juke.

 First launched in Japan in 2010, the new Nissan Juke immediately captured the attention of the global automotive scene because of its fun, bold design, and exciting driving performance. In March 2014, the minor change Nissan Juke was unveiled in the Geneva International Motor Show, bringing an even more refreshed take on the eye-catching vehicle. The minor change model was then brought into the South East Asia having first introduced in Thailand in February 2015 and since then, it has been making its mark in the region.

A PASTA FESTA FOR THE PEOPLE In Celebration of World Pasta Month!

                                

 Craving for a bit of Italian? The first thing that comes to mind is a big heaping bowl of pasta, covered with your favorite sauce and sprinkled with lots of Parmesan cheese. It is a dish that everyone loves to eat often, that pasta has become a kitchen pantry staple. Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta brings a taste of Italy to the Filipino home with its line of Italian artisanal pasta noodles, made of 100% durum wheat semolina.
                                                  
Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is produced according to the tradition of true Italian pasta. There is actually an Italian law prescribing that pasta must be made using 100% durum wheat semolina, which is the hardest of all the wheat varieties and has the highest protein content. It is the use of durum wheat that makes pasta “al dente” or “firm to the bite.” Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is also made using the traditional bronze die, which gives the noodles ridges, thereby helping the sauce cling better to the noodles for a richer flavor. Plus, Doña Elena uses all natural GMO-free ingredients in its pasta, which makes it really good for you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Applications are now open for the “Impact Hub Fellowship on Innovation in Mobility with LBC.”



 In partnership with LBC, the Philippines' market leader in payments, remittance, courier products, mail, parcels and, cargo logistics, Impact Hub Manila is now accepting applicants that could offer innovative, disruptive and sustainable ideas for their very first fellowship program.

The ‘Impact Hub Manila Fellowship on Innovation in Mobility with LBC’ aims to discover and cultivate the most innovative business ideas that provide sustainable development in order to promote, support, and implement adaptive solutions to issues of logistics and mobility. “We recognize that there is a great need for a global-minded incubator,which focuses on social enterprises, to support and reinforce the growing and hugely talented sector,” explains LizAn Kuster, one of the co-founders of Impact Hub Manila.

The grand prize includes a twelve month stimulating workspace at Impact Hub Manila, living stipend, and access to seed funding, focused skill development and valuable networks.

Knowlarity goes public as Asian cloud telephony giant launches in the Philippines


Knowlarity, Asian cloud telephony giant is making it public that they are officially entering the Philippine market through an official product launch, October 8 at Discover Primea in Makati with their local partner, Vinea Distributions, Inc. (VDI). Founded in 2009 by IIT Kanpur graduates Gupta and Pallav Pandey, Knowlarity Communications provides business telephony services to companies, particularly in the small and medium enterprise segment.
Vikas Kakkar, Vice President and Head of International Business Strategy of Knowlarity Communications Pvt. Ltd., will be at the event to officially launch the product.  The 31-year-old Indian engineer will also discuss about the prospects for businesses through their product. Cloud telephony which is gaining popularity in the Philippines is dubbed as the future technology when it comes to communication of its kind.  Knowlarity is known to be the pioneers of cloud telephony in India and also the largest provider of PSTN (public switched telephone network) cloud telephony in the world. Vinea Distributoon Inc. (VDI) will be the official local partner of the Singapore based company.VDI, had been known to be one of the leading distributors of thin-clients, storage, security and surveillance solutions in the SME, enterprise and education sectors. An initial service called, SuperReceptionist will be provided in the Philippines.  This cloud telephony service will enable small companies to project a big-company image in terms of handling calls. It is a big opportunity for SMEs and other small businesses to be able to upgrade their communications capacity.  The system basically replaces traditional expensive communication hardware system with affordable and intelligent cloud based telephony solutions for SMBs and enterprises.

The entrance of Knowlarity into the telephony industry in the Philippines is perhaps the start of looking forward into more affordable communication options for businesses in the Philippines. This means that through innovative products like this businesses can reduce the number of sales and leads that they lost due to congestion of their traditional communication infrastructure.

Visit here: https://m.facebook.com/Knowlarity

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Saving Juan, One Pawikan at a Time: The Launch of a Legend


  Mona Lisa Publications invites you to celebrate World Animal Day and World Habitat Day through the release of the children’s book “The Legend of Juan Pawikan and the 7,107 Islands,” written by award-winning author Celine Beatrice Fabie and illustrated by Benjor Catindig.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Exciting Line-Up For This Year's QCinema International Film Festival!


  QCinema International Film Festival 2015 once again earns proof that Quezon City is the film festival capital of the country by exhibiting top-rank films and staging film discourses from October 22 to 31 at Trinoma, Gateway Mall, and Robinson’s Galleria cinemas.

The festival will officially open at Gateway Mall with the screening of THE LAST PINOY ACTION KING, a portrait film about the life and death of Rudy “Daboy” Fernandez, one of the Philippines’ most beloved screen icons. The film was co-directed by internationally renowned filmmakers Andrew Leavold and Daniel Palisa. QCIFF is known for its generous grants to cinema enthusiasts and promising filmmakers. Circle Competition for New Filmmakers gives one million each to eight aspiring directors while DoQC International Documentary provides 200,000 peso grant each for the creation of five full-length documentary films.

This year’s Circle Competition lineup includes the following full-lenght features:
WATER LEMON by Lemuel Lorca
KAPATIRAN by Pepe Diokno
IISA by Chuch Gutierrez
PATINTERO: ANG ALAMAT NI MENG PATALO by Mihk Vergara
GAYUMA by Cesar Hernando
MATANGTUBIG by Jet Leyco
APOCALYPSE CHILD by Monster Jimenez and Mario Cornejo
SLEEPLESS by Prime Cruz

AFFI's 14th Franchise and Business Expo: Empowering Entrepreneurs This Oct 2-4 at The World Trade Center

  To further its commitment to the local business sector, the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) is staging the “14th Franchise and Business Expo: Empowering Entrepreneurs” from October 2 to 4, 2015 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.

Known as the biggest and longest-running event of its kind in the country, the expo brings together over 300 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of business concepts and brands from both the Philippines and a number of countries included in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It also hosts a broad array of seminars and activities from various organizations to further improve the business acumen of all participating parties and promote exhibiting brands.

“Every year, members of AFFI look forward to this expo because it gathers some of the most dynamic and insightful minds in the local business community,” says Ricardo Cuna, owner of the Fiorgelato ice cream franchise and head of the 14th Franchise and Business Expo organizing committee. “Since its conceptualization years ago, it has become an important platform to showcases businesses, promote brands and pursue the association’s goals in aiding local businessmen.”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Philippine Statistical System celebrates 26th National Statistics Month in October 2015




It is October and it is National Statistics Month (NSM) once again!

On October 1, 2015, the 26th NSM kicks off at The Heritage Hotel Manila, Pasay City for the Opening Ceremony hosted by the Department of Health (DOH), with Health Secretary Janette-Loreto Garin as keynote speaker. 

Now on its 26th year, the celebration focuses on government’s thrust on universal health care and the recognition of the various endeavors of official statisticians and technical personnel involved in the generation of health and nutrition statistics. Thus, this year’s NSM carries the  theme, "Pagyamanin at Gamitin ang Estadistika, Kalusugan para sa Lahat ay Abot-Kamay Na."

The highlight of the 26th NSM Opening Ceremony will be the presentation of DOH Universal Healthcare, High Impact (Hi-5) Strategy, and Philippine National Health Accounts by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The program also features an Oratorical Piece presentation of last year’s NSM first prize winner of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) –Department of Education(DepEd) Annual Oratorical Contest, as well as giving of awards for the 25th NSM Best Activity and other NSM-related awards.


Don't Miss This Year's Instituto Cervantes’ PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival!



 This year's Instituto Cervantes’ PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival line-up will take you to another level of art filsm.Dont miss it!
From October 8 to 18, PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the Spanish Film Festival, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Intramuros Administration, the 2015 edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen around 30 films.
Since its conception in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Film Festival has been an annual attraction at the Ayala Malls Cinemas, bringing the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema to the local audience of Manila. PELÍCULA-PELIKULA is a combination of the Spanish word “película”, which means film, and its Tagalog derivation “pelikula”, echoing the cultural ties shared by Spain and the Philippines. By putting the two words together, it highlights the unique characteristics of this 2-week event as the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

4th Asia Pacific Real Estate Investment Summit

The ASEAN integration’s impact on the local real estate industry, the market’s 2016 outlook, and the government’s public–private partnership projects—these are just some of the key topics to be discussed in the upcoming 4th Asia Pacific Real Estate Investment Summit (APREIS), to be held at Solaire Resort & Casino on October 22.

The summit will gather in one venue some 300 professionals from leading property developers, funds and asset managers, and investors for a day of networking to interact and share their views on various issues affecting the industry—with the goal of promoting and strengthening the Philippine real estate sector.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Asia Sports Industry Awards and Conference 2015

The Asia Sports Industry Awards and Conference have been created to recognize and celebrate the business leaders, organizations, facilities and campaigns at the forefront of the sporting industry, that have made a contribution to the growth and development of sport across South East Asia in the past eighteen months.

The vision and core strategies for the sporting landscape in South East Asia, as implemented by supporting federal and national bodies, have ensured the region remains ahead of the game, constantly setting new standards that have become the envy of the international sporting arena. It's now time to showcase these incredible achievements.

The inaugural Asia edition of the Sports Industry Awards, organized in partnership by MMC Sportz and Sport360, will be hosted on Friday 2 October 2015 in Manila, Philippines in view of expansion into the wider Asian regions and host cities in subsequent years.


Friday, September 25, 2015

IPOPHL STATEMENT ON ITS LOGO

         
This statement is in reaction to the article posted on September 22, 2015 by one Kristian Kabuay entitled “Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines steals Baybayin logo”, in the website baybayin.com and other similar posts and blog comments.

The IPOPHL logo was designed by the Design Center of the Philippines (DCP) in consultation with IPOPHL officials sometime in August 2011 pursuant to a Memorandum Of Understanding dated July 2011.

The concepts of creativity, innovation, colors, and various facets of IP, served as guidance for the logo design.

The IPOPHL logo was launched in October 2011 and has been in continuous use to date.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Climate Week: Call for Artists

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The Embassy of France to the Philippines, in partnership with the Alumna of AIM Managing the Arts 7, is currently accepting submissions from artists of all disciplines to be a part of a special multi-media exhibition which will aptly coincide with COP21: The Road to Paris Starts in Manila to be held from October 5 to 10, 2015. This will be an important venue to bring to light different issues related to climate change through the artist’s unique perspective.
This call is open to all media.
All accepted artworks will be included in the exhibition to be held at the Archivo1984 Gallery from October 5 to 10, 2015. An artist reception will also take place on October 6, 2015, Tuesday, 6:00pm at the same gallery.

Digital submission requirements

Artists may send up to 3 different images of their works for consideration in JPEG format (72 dpi / standard web resolution) to the following email address: map4climate@gmail.com
Please include the following details:
- Artist name, title, size, medium and date for each piece
- Artist’s statement (3 to 5 sentences) describing the submitted artwork/s
- A short biography in paragraph form, including all contact information, as well as the artist’s website, Facebook page, Instagram account, etc.

Important dates and deadlines

- Digital submission entries: Sunday, September 27, 2015
- Announcement of accepted artworks: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (artists will be informed through email)
- Submission of artwork to the Archivo1984 Gallery: Wednesday, September 30 to Friday, October 1, 2015 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm ONLY
- Exhibition dates: October 5 to 10, 2015 at the Archivo1984 Gallery
- Artist reception: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:00pm at the Archivo1984 Gallery 2nd level, Warehouse 1, 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
For questions and concerns, send an email to map4climate@gmail.com