Monday, August 31, 2015

APEC Economies Strategize to Achieve 45% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2035

The APEC Expert Group in Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EGEEC), in its 46th meeting held at Marco Polo, Cebu City last August 31- September 2, reaffirmed its commitment to intensify efforts to reduce the aggregate energy intensity by 45% based on the 2005 level by 2035. 

Energy intensity is a comparative measure to determine the energy efficiency of each economy calculated as units of energy per unit of gross domestic product (GDP). Highly productive economies with manageable weather patterns, and use high energy efficiency appliances and equipment; apply energy efficient technologies in its buildings and industries; utilize efficient mass transport system and fuel efficient vehicles; and adopt energy conservation measures, among others, would likely have low energy intensities. 

Cognizant of the number of factors and level of detail to make the aggregate energy intensity figure meaningful, the APEC EGEEC actively pursues its Energy Smart Communities Initiatives’ (ESCI) Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP) as a tool to consolidate ideas and best practices, energy efficiency and low carbon projects to support its four main pillars – Smart Transport, Smart Buildings, Smart Grids, and Smart Jobs and Consumers. 

APEC economies are then encouraged to support the development of this valuable resource (ESCI-KSP) to determine appropriate project proposals that will address the remaining challenges in achieving the APEC Leader’s energy intensity reduction goal.

Philippine Law, Health Experts Gather for UN Global Project

Philippine health and law experts gathered in Makati City on August 10 for a roundtable discussion on uplifting health standards worldwide through Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
The discussion, hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and ADEC Innovations Foundation, was conducted to gather insights on how PPP can be used to provide universal access to healthcare.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shop Anything, Anytime, Anywhere with the Lazada Mobile App!


 MANILA PHILIPPINES – Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) - the Philippines’ One-Stop Shopping and Selling destination continues to keep its commitment of effortless shopping to Filipinos with the Lazada Mobile App. Now, Filipinos have access to more than half a million products right at their fingertips. Giving Filipinos the power to shop anything, anytime, anywhere through the Lazada Mobile App.
With the Lazada Mobile App, everyone can conveniently shop while on the go; packed with eye-catching visuals, intuitive user interface, and true-to-form images, you can never go wrong shopping through the Lazada Mobile App. Now you don’t need to rush to the mall or brave through the bad weather or heavy traffic as shopping through the Lazada Mobile App is easy as 1-2-3! Simply download the Lazada Mobile App for FREE on iOSAppStore and Google Play Store.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

LPG Philippines Forum 2015


  Indoor and outdoor pollution caused by the burning of traditional fuels and diesel are causing the premature deaths of over 10 million people in Asia every year. LPG, as a modern, clean burning fuel, is a cost effective solution to pollution, energy poverty and distributed energy for the Philippines and the industry should be further developed to reach its full potential. 

In line with this, there will be an upcoming LPG Philippines Forum 2015 on August 24 and 25, 2015 at SMX Aura, Manila, Philippines with delegations of over 200 of the top energy and environmental leaders in the country participating at the LPG Philippines Forum 2015.

The Asian LP Gas Summit has been successfully conducted in Manila, Philippines in 2011, and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in 2013. There was a hiatus in 2012 as the World LP Gas Forum was conducted in Bali, Indonesia. Another one was held last March 10-12, 2014 at the Manila Hotel.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

KPOP Newest Sensation FameUs and Asha Live in Manila and Davao This Sept. 18 / Oct. 2!

  In a blogcon today at Mosimo-Yakitori Restaurant Makati, Ms. Delia de Jesus,  COO of Zoomanity Group, presented us the upcoming concert of two fast rising KPOP groups  FameUs and Asha, There will be meet and greet, games, selfies and interactions with audience and other surprises, This event will also benefit the zoomanity animal conservation and other charitable causes.

Ms. Bella Dimayuga of the Bellstar fame, also stated that the group will be performing here for the continuing exchange of culture and talents as part of international scene.

With the increasing popularity and amazing support of Filipino KPOP fanatics in the country, Zoomanity Group and Redstone Media Production are proud to present to you the newest group sensation in Korean POP music scene, FameUS and ASHA. Said KPOP group are ready to capture the hearts of their pinoy fans in their two major concerts on September 18,  Friday in Ynares, Shaw Blvd and October 2, Friday in SMX Davao

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CHED and DOST to Hold APEC Conferences and Policy Talks on Science and Technology in Higher Education

CHED and DOST combine forces to bring us a series of APEC conferences specific to policy talks highlighting Science and Technology in Higher Education. The DOST and CHED will host the tal
The Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) is an APEC working group that aims to intensify cooperation among the government, private sector and academe. This year's PPSTI annual theme would be "Science, Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth." Based on existing cooperation, PPSTI will encourage and support S&T industry, including SMEs through multiple channels and platforms to participate in the APEC STI cooperation on various levels and in different fields, which will give full play to the strong points of collaboration between government and academia and realize the goal of Asia-Pacific inclusive growth through joint efforts.

Highlight of the PPSTI is the Aspire annual awards that recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment towards excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.The Philippines has the theme "Disaster Risk Reduction: Understanding the Role of Climate Change and Variability."

The High Level Policy Dialogue on Science and Technology in Higher Education (HLPD-STHE) is to highlight the role of S&T in fostering inclusive and regional economic growth, examine higher education mechanisms, modalities and strategies that can build human capital necessary to produce innovations in S&T and demonstrate the contributions of S&T in addressing common issues like food production and security, environment, disaster prevention, climate change and energy, marine economy such as biodiversity and conservation, smart analytics and Engineering innovations, and health systems.

Initiatives on cross border education, S&T mobility card for scientists and expert researchers, and capacity building through Twinning programs.

To add my personal views, I mentioned that there are a lot of youth that are more than inspired to engage in entrepreneurship immediately after college, and some are even already starting their initiatives even while they are still in school. Does the government have any specific budget allocated for these newly graduates who are interested to become startups or perhaps scientists if their interest is in Science.

Also apparent from the recent press conferences and events of the DOST that they still have not recognized online media/bloggers as the most effective way to disseminate information just as how traditional media of radio, print and television has established their own digital news portal to complement their own publication or network because they are accepting the fact that new media is the trend of the future.

But later after the presscon, somebody from DOST approached me and told me that they were already eyeing to include new media. Hopefully we would have a great partnership out of this opportunity. The country really needs to know what our government agencies are doing and it is up to all forms of media to work together and not chase after exclusivity or keep the news within. Our fellow Filipinos deserve to regularly know the news and updates from our government agencies at the fastest and must convenient way possible. Since we all know that almost everyone is now connected online mainly because of their smartphones, it is best for everyone to use the technology that is well accepted by the majority.

Friday, August 14, 2015

PLDT, Voyager Launched The Concierge Service Of Social Commerce Platform - TackThis!



 Most businesses in the Philippines - large and small - recognize the potential of eCommerce, but only few are ready for the unique challenges that come with selling to customers online.

To address this gap, Voyager Innovations (Voyager), the digital unit of PLDT and Smart, together with PLDT Alpha and PLDT SME Nation, has launched today its premium concierge service for online store creator TackThis! to over a thousand partner businesses so they can quickly and efficiently build their own branded digital commerce footprint that incorporates a seamless social shopping experience for customers. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It's Bigger and Bolder Blogapalooza on It's 4th Year!

  Established in 2011, Blogapalooza was just a small business-to-blogger networking and marketing event with just a few sponsors. Since then, however, Blogapalooza became bigger and bigger – reaching hundreds of brands and media partners with thousands of participating Bloggers.
Now on its 4th year, Blogapalooza is back, and bigger and better than ever. Blogapalooza aims to bridge companies and online influencers that can be helpful in promoting their brands in the onlne world.  The company aspires to provide a whole new perspective in viewing events as powerful tools of any company’s marketing strategy. This is then combined with technological systems to enhance and maximize returns on the company’s investment and marketing efforts.
This year, the bigger Blogapalooza will be held at One Esplanade on October 25 and we are expecting more than 1,500 participating bloggers from all around the Philippines to attend.
Over 800+ Bloggers and traditional media like TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.
Top Bloggers, Facebook power users, Twitter influencers, Instagram icons and more!
At least 5 Million Visitors / Readers per month from all Blogs combined.
Everyone gets booth space and higher sponsors get presentation time and more.
Long Hours: from 10AM to 9PM
Bigger Venue: now at One Esplanade
Meet, Network and get Featured by attending Bloggers and Traditional Media

Visit here: http://www.wheninmanila.com/

Monday, August 10, 2015

Galileo turns 10

  For 10 awesome years, the Galileo Enrichment Learning Program has been enriching 3-12 year olds, discovering and unleashing their amazing powers in Math, English and Singapore Math, nurturing them into academic achievers and overall wonderful kids. To celebrate 10 years of fun learning, we have lined up a series of special events. One of which was the recently concluded Singapore Math Learning Festival held at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City last July 4, 2015. It was attended by more than 300 teachers, educators, homeschool moms, and math enthusiasts. The event was a huge success. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

‘Cigarettes Are Eating You Alive’ TV Ad Campaign For A Smoke Free Philippines Launched

 MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) and the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), launched on Thursday a national anti-tobacco television ad campaign to highlight the dangers of smoking both to adults and children in the country.
The TV campaign, called “Cigarettes Are Eating You Alive” — will go airing on national television channels starting Aug. 15 of this year.as part of the advocacy to curb smoking and its harmful effects
The mass media campaign was developed both by the DOH and NVAP with technical and financial support from the World Lung Foundation (WLF).

Fresh, Affordable Australian Oranges Roll Off Rustan’s And Shopwise Shelves This August

 They’re all coming in juicy, sweet, and fresh this August at Rustan’s Supermarket, Marketplace by Rustan’s, and Shopwise, as the country’s leading sources of quality food products participate in the Aussie Fresh Fest which brings Australia’s quality oranges to fruit-loving Filipino customers and families.

Favorable weather has resulted in a superb crop of Australia’s famous oranges and Rustan’s Supermarket, Marketplace by Rustan’s, and Shopwise are keen on getting on the healthy trend by carrying the choice produce in all of their stores. Australia’s world-class food safety standards also ensure that each piece of citrus is a delightful treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell says, “We are delighted to share Australia’s quality, safe, and sweet oranges with Filipinos. Like Australians, Filipinos know their fruit and enjoy a strong fruit culture. Australia’s pristine growing environment and stringent food safety standards ensure that Australian oranges are of superior quality.”

Friday, August 7, 2015

"Palawan" World Best Island Tourism and Trade Expo 2015 At Glorietta

   The first ever tourism and trade fair initiated by the provincial government aims to capture a wider tourism market and create broader awareness for the province of Palawan. It will also bring together local and foreign investors, economic development organizations, and high level government officials for greater business-matching opportunities.

Governor Jose Chavez Alvarez led the opening ceremonies on August 7 initiated with a ribbon cutting to officially open the expo. A program was immediately held afterwards on stage with Miss Debbie Tan, The Palawan Tourism Council President, giving the welcome address, while the Governor giving the keynote speech.

Also present at the occasion were DOT Mimaropa Regional Director Atty. Minerva Morada, Vice Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, and other representatives from the Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and key officials from the province of Palawan

Palawan's top resorts and hotels, as well as tour operators, the local government units and advocacy movements are now present at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati for the Palawan World's Best Island Tourism and Trade Expo happening from August 7 to 11, 2015.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

TOPS-LRA Summit “Measuring Our Gains and Meeting the Challenges Ahead,”


 Climate change, geological hazards, E-titling, computerized land registration, the Uniform Loan And Mortgage Agreement (ULAMA) and the real estate industry’s contributions to the national economy topbill the agenda for the 2nd TOPS-LRA Summit on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati City.

The one-day event collaborative project of The Organization of Property Stakeholders Inc. (TOPS) and the Land Registration Authority (LRA), aspires to provide new solutions and strategies to future challenges that might slow down the development of the property sector in the country.

With the theme “Measuring Our Gains and Meeting the Challenges Ahead,” the summit will have experts and leaders such as Mr. Oscar Victor Lizardo of Project NOAH, Dr. Renato Solidum Jr. of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Atty. Darlene Berberabe of PAG-IBIG, Atty. Chito Cruz of the National Housing Authority and Atty. Tony Bernardo of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) as featured speakers and panel discussants. Keynote speaker in the morning will be Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority while Hon. Nestor A. Espenilla Jr., Deputy Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will be the keynote speaker in the afternoon.

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Customer Lovefest, This August 27 - 28, 2015, At New World Hotel

     The Customer LoveFest This August 27-29 will be held at New World Hotel Makati, see you!

Master in their fields line-up of speakers:


                                                                            

        Let's Get Sexy:         Nurturing Customer Intimacy
        Mr. Bruno Cristol, General    Manager
       Dusit Thani Manila


                                                                            

       Tight Grip: Creating an Engaging
          Omni- Channel Touchpoints 
       Ms. Margot Torres, Vice President for             Marketing,            McDonalds Philippines      

Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE


Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on November 25, 2015, Wednesday and brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations. #AECoE 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 e-commerce 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.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

“YES KPOP CONCERT" Featuring The Two New Rising KPOP Group ASHA And FAMEUS.!

  Zoomanity Group, the leading company in theme park industry, thru its affiliate Yupangco Exhibits and Shows(YES) has come together with Redstone Media Production to bring you the latest sensations in Korean Pop Music. We are proud to present to you “YES KPOP CONCERT” featuring two new rising KPOP groups ASHA and FAMEUS.

KPOP has thousands of followers here in the country and still continues to grow in number. These fans of all ages (from kids to teens, to young adults) loyally support their favorite KPOP Group and this can easily be proven by the numerous KPOP trending topics in the social media and music scene worldwide!