Monday, November 28, 2016

Ako Para sa Bata International Conference Theme: Stressed? Coping, Recovery, and Healing

Child Protection Network Foundation, Inc. (CPN)
  • CPN is composed of professionals and individuals who are dedicated to ensuring that all children in the Philippines and throughout Asia are protected from the many faces of abuse. Doctors, social workers, lawyers, police, and volunteers in the 79 Women and Children Protection Units (WCPUs) across the country work hand in hand towards this goal.
  • Vision: All children in the Philippines and throughout Asia are protected from abuse and neglect.
  • Mission: The Asian Center for Child Protection in collaboration with all Child Protection Units shall serve every abused child with compassion and competence ensuring that all abused children and children at risk are safe, healthy, and developing to the best of their potential within a nurturing family environment.
https://youtu.be/Pcs7YyMj8xU

PhilBike Expo 2016 Wraps with Incredible Finish

November 28, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – The PhilBike Expo, the only international-standard trade and consumer cycling show in the Philippines, closed its three-day weekend with an incredible demo from international powerhouses, Kenny Belaey, The Super Kids, and Viki Gómez held last November 25-27, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo set on December at SM Cebu and Megatrade Hall!

Small and Medium Enterprises compose a large part of the economy – home-based and community livelihood enterprises are also part of this segment. From delicious food items to beautiful and elegant decorations, it is a no-brainer that these business thrive through the support of the consumers whom its products are reaching out to. The thing is, most of them are not that easily noticed by the mainstream market.

HPE Aruba Drives IoT Adoption with Innovations in Connectivity and Device Visibility


Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced continued innovation at the network edge. The introduction of new security solutions, ecosystem partnerships, and wired infrastructure products is designed to accelerate the move to the digital workspace, while addressing the security concerns associated with the adoption of IoT initiatives.

The explosion of IoT devices connecting to enterprise networks is making it critical to identify, connect, and protect all unknown mobile and IoT devices at the edge via enhanced security and threat remediation technology. The new Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler and Aruba ClearPass Exchange partnerships, along with the 2540 Switch Series, are key components of HPE’s broader IoT strategy that was unveiled this week at the HPE Discover Conference.

According to Gartner, “6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020.”1Additionally, “By 2020, Gartner is projecting more than 300 million building automation devices and more than 400 million devices for energy management in buildings.”2

Key findings within a November 4, 2016 Gartner research report, Real Time Discovery, Visibility and Control are Critical for IoT Security, stated that “Lack of network and device visibility is a top concern of security and risk management leaders, both in consumer and industrial IoT verticals, as they don't know what assets they have and if protection is required. Discovery is a prerequisite to IoT security.” Also in the report, Gartner recommended that IT teams “Determine which discovery and visibility business benefits — such as reducing costs/risks, enabling postbreach response and recovery, enabling asset discovery, being more ready for regulations and audits, and complementing BYOD security initiatives — are most compelling before architecting use cases.”3

IoT-Ready: ClearPass Universal Profiler
To address these challenges, Aruba has developed a strategy to meet enterprise requirements for identifying, connecting, and protecting all mobile and IoT devices at the edge. With new software and hardware solutions, as well as new ecosystem partners, Aruba can now accelerate an organization’s move to IoT adoption in smart buildings across verticals.

The new Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler automatically discovers and fingerprints all IP-enabled managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices on multi-vendor wired and wireless networks. This gives IT organizations the ability to see clearly how many devices in total and per category are connected at any one time. IT departments no longer have to guess or use disparate tools to see what devices are connecting to their networks. Comprehensive information about device type, operating system, status, and location are displayed in an easy-to-read graphical user interface. This information can then be used for performance and security tuning across infrastructure components, and then shared with ClearPass Exchange partners to deliver user behavior analytics, deception intelligence, and firewall security.

For organizations that then require policy management, there’s a simple migration path to the Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager to enable automatic authentication and policy enforcement after devices are identified and fingerprinted. Devices that are exhibiting unwanted behavior can then be automatically remediated using data from Aruba’s partners to minimize the risk to networks.

Scaling for IoT with Aruba 2540 Switch Series and ArubaOS Enhancements
Aruba also introduced the 2540 Switch Series, along with enhancements to the ArubaOS-Switch operating system, both of which are designed to power and secure the intelligent edge, optimizing for mobile and IoT devices. These enhancements enable unified, role-based access across wireless and wired networks with the ability to identify and assign roles to connected IoT devices in order to prioritize business critical applications and secure the network.

The Aruba layer 3 switches (29xx/3810/5400) are also capable of user-based and port-based wired traffic tunneling to an Aruba Mobility Controller so that policies can be applied, advanced services can be extended, and traffic can be encrypted to secure the LAN, further reducing risk to networks.

To meet the demand for the rapid growth in IoT and connected devices in distributed enterprises, the cost-effective Aruba 2540 Switch Series (as well as the other Aruba switches) support Zero Touch Provisioning and optional cloud-based management to allow enterprises to simplify and slash network deployment and management costs.

New Aruba Ecosystem Partners Help Classify IoT Devices
The Aruba ClearPass Exchange partner ecosystem continues to grow, with new additions, Attivo Networks and Niara, both of which allow IT to identify IoT devices that demonstrate unwanted or suspicious behavior.

Attivo Networks is an award-winning provider of deception-based technologies for in-network threat detection, attack forensic analysis, and continuous threat response. The Attivo Networks ThreatMatrix Deception and Response Platform deceives attackers into engaging by turning the network into a trap with decoys and deception lures. Attackers who have circumvented prevention security systems, then reveal themselves and can be blocked and quarantined. The Attivo platform works with Aruba ClearPass to establish policies that automatically disable devices that are experiencing attacks from internal or external threat actors.

Niara is an innovator and recognized leader in the emerging user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) market. The Niara Behavioral Analytics platform detects security threats on the inside such as compromised users, hosts and devices, negligent employees, and malicious insiders. Niara leverages Aruba ClearPass to identify and profile users, and IoT and IP-enabled devices, in order to detect attacks based on changes in normal traffic and IT activity, and to take action to remove the unauthorized devices or users from the network.

ClearPass Exchange ecosystem partners also provide user behavior analytics, deception intelligence, firewalls, mobile device management, enterprise mobility management, and solutions for managing security, user identities and network access events. They leverage ClearPass REST-based APIs, Syslog messaging, and a ClearPass Extensions capability to deliver end-to-end threat remediation and endpoint correction

Friday, November 18, 2016

NOVUHAIR HEAD BAGS AGORA AWARD President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37th Agora Awards4i

 Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards.  Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss.
 Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies.  It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BIG WINNER

PhilBike Expo Marks 3 Years of Pure Appreciation of Cycling

 The PhilBike Expo, the only international-standard trade and consumer cycling show in the Philippines, returns for its third annual convention this November. The event kicks off on Nov. 25 and allows cycling enthusiasts access to the most diverse range of local and international products and demonstrations.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2nd Rawr Awards Dec 2016 at the Marco Polo Hotel!

2nd Rawr Awards Dec 2016 at the Marco Polo Hotel!

​To give recognition to the best of the best in the entertainment industry from the bloggers and fans, here’s the first event   from RAWR awards presented by TAG Media and Public Relations and LionhearTV.

  Joining forces for the first time, these two companies will launch the 2nd year of RAWR awards on Dec. 15, 2016 at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig.

You can vote now! Check the influencers and entertainers here who caught the attention of the fans. #TAGmedia #LionHearTV
For sponsorship, grace@tagmedia.asia

Travel Spread, Travelling the Philippines One Page at A Time



We Filipinos love to travel, one reason why were all over the world. we like to see what is there to see, not just for business or work purposes but for pleasure too. we like to explore. Good thing, technology has opened up new ways for us to travel. This generation has tapped social media, websites, apps, and live events to learn more about previously unknown local destinations, each holding great promise of dreamlike tropical landscapes and rich cultures. It’s an exciting time for travel in our own backyard. Beyond the gloss of posting photos on our feeds and sharing travel itineraries is an enthusiasm to see more of what the country has to offer - sights, food, history, and culture.

 In this spirit, the team behind Explore Philippines presents a quarterly ode to our islands. Explore Philippines Magazine welcomes a new era of print with a deeper look into developing travel trends and the inspiring people leading the way, and fresh eyes on hidden gems and forgotten communities. The high quality 160-page collectible issues are thoughtfully designed and aim to spur ideas and conversations about enhancing the way we explore, sustainability for our islands, and the future of local travel.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

42nd Senior Transport Officials Meeting

The Philippines, through the Department of Transportation (DOTr), will host the 42nd Senior Transport Officials Meeting (42nd STOM) and the 22nd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting (22nd ATM).

The high-level meetings to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila from November 14 – 18, 2016 will gather transportation officials from the 10 ASEAN Member States. More than 200 transport officials and delegates will convene to discuss various transport initiatives and policies that will improve connectivity and enhance cooperation in the region.

The STOM leaders, working under the direction of the ASEAN Transport Ministers (ATM), are expected to review the implementation and establishment of transport agreements as set by the ATM. Among the projects to be discussed is the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan (KLTSP), which is the transport vision and blueprint for 2016 – 2025. The KLTSP, an important pillar of the ASEAN Economic Integration, aims to make the ASEAN community more integrated, competitive, and resilient.

Monday, November 14, 2016

ZOOMANITY GROUP’S “DINNER IN THE DARK”!

       
“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, the participants’ 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.

Filipino Language Now Available on Microsoft Translator


Leading the efforts to support and increase the reach of communication globally and locally, Microsoft Translator announces the addition of Filipino together with five other Austronesian languages, including Malagasy, Fijian, Samoan, Tahitian and Tongan. These new languages mark the addition to over 50 languages already available in the translation tool.

Being able to improve communications that traverses a breadth of geography is important when supporting communications between peoples, business and governments and to bring people of different cultures closer together.

With Filipinos around the globe speaking the language and more nationalities coming to the Philippines wanting to learn, these additional languages on Microsoft Translator will help users communicate better across different types of platforms.

Translator, whenever and wherever

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The TravelBookPh 1st Get Together @ The Legend Villas!











I always see and admire this place called the Legend Villas, whenever i passed through Pioneer, St. in Mandaluyong. I've always wanted to go and see what's inside. A beautiful and old structured house, museum or restaurant in the middle of modern high rises building in the city. Or so I taught. I wouldn’t know that its not just a restaurant, but a hotel after i got invited by Travelbookph, and grabbed the opportunity to finally get the chance see it. And a three star hotel, to my surprise And was really glad that ive attended this event! 




   A seminar and networking session was held at one of its nice function room. We get to know know the bloggers present and the company TravelbookPh and The Legend Villas itself. There were games and raffles too. Everyone was so engaged and happy with the program prepared for us.

After these, we tour the whole hotel, its rooms, facilities, etc. They have choices for every needs and occasions for family, friends, groups, name it. for a memorable stay. Not to mention all other services and their friendly crews, you would really feel at home in here. Go ahead, experience it yourselves.



Then we were all treated to a sumptuous lunch at Lola Maria’s Restaurant, to our heart's delight. It was an experience all worth remembering and wanting to come back for more!

Thanks indeed to The Legend Villas and The TravelBookPh for this wonderful experience. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Enduring Identity by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana


For years, Salvador Ching has been evolving his version of the vernacular self—men and women in a traditional garbs but enclosed in a flurry of expressionistic colors, at home in tradition and modernity, in the constancy of geography and in the flux of history. They are, of course, nothing but Filipinos, which, for the artist, can be evoked through distinct and recognizable patterns and motifs. That he would choose serigraphy as an important process in his art practice makes evident that these enduring symbols must be repeated, perpetuated and asserted, as veritable extensions and continuations of our heritage.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Economic Citizenship and Global Residency Conference Manila


This exclusive symposium is by-invitation only for Immigration Professionals, Outbound Immigration Consultants, Immigration Lawyers, Private Bankers, Wealth Management Executives, Investment Professionals and Luxury Real Estate Brokers.

A Spook-Tacular Treat: Makati closed off Paseo de Roxas for another culinary Street Meet!


MANILA – Last October 23, 2016, Makati closed off Paseo de Roxas as it hosted its second culinary Street Meet.

Makati once again presented its distinct city vibe by transforming the most iconic business district into a spook-tacular space that brought an array of gastronomic delights, a fun fair for kids, and great entertainment for all.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lazada launches 11.11 with more than 1M deals!



Top brands and amazing deals for your Christmas shopping

November 3, 2016, Taguig City, Philippines – The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016 with the participation of more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants. This month-long shopping event is Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.

This year’s theme is ‘Brands for All,’ putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.

These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.

Friday, November 4, 2016

VISIT THE KABUHAYAN NATIONAL LIVELIHOOD AND TRAVEL EXPO THIS NOVEMBER 10-13!

Shop the best products from around the country and learn business ideas at the 2016 Kabuhayan National Livelihood and Travel Expothis November 10-13, 2016 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC SOCIETY 54th ANNUAL SUMMIT

Our theme this year is Ramping Up Towards Philippines 2040. This year’s theme is based on the long-term vision launched by the National Economic and Development Authority in March 2016 which highlights the aspirations and dreams of Filipinos for a better life.

10th Manila Auto Salon Back-to-Back with the 22nd Sport Truck Show


The 10th Manila Auto Salon is the largest automotive aftermarket show in the Philippines happening at the SMX Convention Center located at Seashell Lane., SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex, Pasay City, from November 3 to 6, 2016, back-to-back with the 22nd Sport Truck Show.
The event is an annual gathering of the best manufacturers, distributors, and dealers from the automotive aftermarket industry. It’s a place where you’ll see the best custom cars and sport trucks in the country.

Get your hands on the latest in aftermarket parts and accessories. Be inspired by the plethora of custom cars and sport trucks. From accessorizing and styling to full-on restorations, you’ll surely find something suited to your taste at the Manila Auto Salon.

Manila Auto Salon is highly influential in bridging the gap between modifiers and non-modifiers through its vast display of accessorized vehicles making it visually appealing for the latter in helping them decide to customize their vehicles. The show keeps them in tune with industry trends. This individualized preference for accessorizing, restyling and restoring vehicles from multiple market segments is what will sustain the aftermarket industry and Manila Auto Salon is the best venue to see the most provocative trendsetters in the field. At the show, trade and retail booths by leading aftermarket suppliers make available for sale a wide range of aftermarket products from comfort , utility and functional accessories to aesthetic enhancing accessories.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets for only P100 for a 1-day pass.

Check out their Facebook page for the latest updates and information about Manila Auto Salon.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Streetwise Burdado Run: 1st Philippine Tattoo Community Color Run on Nov. 13 @Baywalk Malate!


People from all walks of life are urged to join the first-ever for-a-cause event dubbed as the “Streetwise Burdado (Color) Run 2016” which will be held at Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, Ermita-Malate, Manila, (across Rajah Sulayman Park). The said activity was mounted for the Philippine Tattoo Community, which aim to promote the art tattoo industry in the country and eradicate the negative image of tattooed Pinoys. 
Streetwise Events Management and Public Relations invites you to join this fun and healthy activities on November 13, 2016 4:00 AM, at Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila. Harap po ng Rajah Sulayman Park, Malate Church.

NOVUHAIR’S INFORMATIVE TRUTH ON HAIR CHEMICALS


We may not be aware that we are unknowingly putting harmful chemicals on our hair thus resulting to general conditions such as migraine, nausea and skin rashes. The symptoms may be quickly attributed to stress but if you look closer to that hair product you’re using, you’ll be surprise to find the culprit.Popularity does not equate to safety, some popular brands sold in the market are loaded with mildly toxic chemicals that may be harmful in prolonged use.
Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss, gives you the lowdown on these chemicals to help you with your choices.

Myth: Shampoo must produce lots of lather in order to properly clean your hair.
Truth: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a compound that helps shampoo and other cleaning product in producing foam and bubbles. Though it may effectively remove hair build-up, it can also strip off essential oils that is needed to keep your hair healthy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Asia Travel & Tour Expo Digital Tourism 2016!


Inviting you to attend the first conference and expo about Digital 
Tourism with speakers to do workshops and exhibitors to sell and promote 
their products and services. Exhibitors Kit attached.

December 6, 2016 at   Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigaas, Pasig