Saturday, April 29, 2017

ASEAN Inks Agreement to Strengthen Civil Service

Press Release
 29 April 2017
Signing of the ASEAN Leaders Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service As a Catalyst for Achieving ASEAN Community Vision 2025

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte yesterday led the signing of an agreement among the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which would strengthen synergy and cooperation among ASEAN Member States in support of ASEAN Community building efforts. 

Friday, April 28, 2017


28 April 2017 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expresses its grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula,
including the DPRK’s two nuclear tests in 2016 and subsequent ballistic missile launches.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New shipping route within EAGA to spur trading between Indonesia and Philippines

MEDIA RELEASE 28 April 2017 
DAVAO CITY, Philippines

The opening of the shipping route within the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippine East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) is expected to further enhance trading between the Philippines and Indonesia. 

A Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) ferry service will begin plying the Davao City-General Santos-Bitung, Indonesia route on April 30 2017, which will provide a faster and cheaper channel of trading goods among EAGA’s key cities. 

President Duterte hosts his first ASEAN Leaders’ summit

MANILA, 28 April 2017 – President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines will play host to fellow Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) when they gather in Manila on 29 April for the 30th ASEAN Summit. 

This is the first of two ASEAN Summits in this milestone year as ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary. President Duterte will preside over the opening ceremony tomorrow at the Philippine International Convention Center and the Leaders’ Retreat at the Coconut Palace.

KEYNOTE MESSAGE UNDERSECRETARY CARIZA Y. SEGUERRA Opening Ceremonies Preparatory Meeting for ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with the Youth

April 27, 2017
Allow me first to say Mabuhay and Welcome to the Philippines to our youth leaders from the ASEAN Member States. 
To our program partners from the Department of Health and the UNAIDS, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council.
To our Filipino youth volunteers, participants and facilitators,
My fellow officials from the National Youth Commission.


MANILA, 28 APRIL 2017 – In honor of 50 years of growing ASEAN integration and progress, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) is hosting the Prosperity For All Summit at the City of Dreams, Manila, pooling together state leaders, public sector representatives, business leaders and various enablers in the name of micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSME) development in the ASEAN region.
Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Razak of Malaysia and Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.) of Thailand are are confirmed to attend and give keynote speeches for the more than 1000 delegates attending the summit.

Kamuning Bakery Café’s Wilson Lee Flores on ANC show of Gretchen Ho

13-time CMMA/3-time Palanca awardee writer, college teacher, realty entrepreneur and Kamuning Bakery Café owner Wilson Lee Flores will be featured in ABS CBN News Channel or ANC’s Chinoy TV hosted by Gretchen Ho, Valerie Tan and Nicole Cordoves on April 29 (Saturday) 8 to 8:30 p.m. with replay on April 30 (Sunday) 11 to 11:30 a.m. Ever since 2013, Wilson Lee Flores has donated four public schoolbuildings to poor rural barrios in support of the noble socio-civic project “Operation Barrio Schools” of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), because he believes democratizing access to good public education is better than a revolution in changing society.


Manila, 27 April 2017
1. At the invitation ofthe President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte, His Majesty Sultan Haji HassanalBolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, conducted a State Visit to the Philippines on 27 April 2017.
2. In recalling the full establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in January 1984, the Leaders affirmed the steady growth of the friendship of the Philippines and BruneiDarussalamover the past three decades andof thecooperation in ASEAN, which is commemorating its 50thAnniversary this year. To sow the seeds of a shared future, both sides recognized the potential for deepening bilateral relations with an expanded agenda, through sustained dialogue and exchanges at all levels and across different sectors of government and civil society.
3. Both Leaders welcomed the increased interactions at all levels and agreed to strengthen the existing bilateral consultative mechanisms. In this regard, both Leaders agreed to the early convening of the 3rd Joint Commission for Bilateral Commission (JCBC) Meeting to further deepen and expand cooperation between both countries.
4. During the bilateral meeting, the Leaders noted the two countries’ heightened political engagements as evidenced by the frequent exchanges of high-level officials and active cooperation between their defense and military establishments. President Duterte also underscored his commitment to the Mindanao Peace Processes and expressed his gratitude for Brunei Darussalam’simportant role in the Government of the Philippines – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) peace process, particularly in the International Monitoring Team (IMT) mechanism.

DOE Pitches Energy Opportunities to ASEAN Investors

27 April 2017
Energy Pitch: DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi talks about the government’s energy plan before members of the Wallace Business Forum at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City on April 27, 2017. Cusi told the businessmen of the investment opportunities in power as a large supply of energy is required to support and sustain the government's massive infrastructure buildup.

(Taguig City.) Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Thursday that there is a big business opportunity in the Philippines' energy sector that investors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can take advantage of.

Philippines Chairs ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Preparation for Ministerial Meetings, 30th ASEAN Summit

MANILA, 27 April 2017 – Assistant Secretary Ma.Hellen Barber-De La Vega, the Acting SOM Leader of the Philippinesfor ASEAN, chaired the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on 27 April 2017 (Thursday) at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila.
The Meeting discussed the preparations for the upcoming ASEAN Ministerial Meetings, as well as the 30th ASEAN Summit that President Rodrigo RoaDutertewill be chairing on 29 April 2017.

One Championship Television Ratings Show Incredible Growth in Last Three Years

Over the past three years, ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history, has seen incredible growth rates in both television viewership and social media engagement -- a testament to the rapid rise of the promotion in worldwide households and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as a whole.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Yupangco Electronics Corporation (YEC) celebrates its 50th Anniversary with “SUMMER SWING-OUT SALE” from April 20-30, 2017

Yupangco Electronics Corporation (YEC) with its subsidiary G.A. Yupangco 
& Co., Inc. (GAY), celebrates its 50th Anniversary by providing the best 
possible quality Professional and Commercial Audio products and services  qto all establishments.

Exciting deals during its annual promo “SUMMER SWING-OUT SALE” from 
April 20-30, 2017 provides irresistible discounts on all Yamaha Digital 
Mixing Consoles, select professional and commercial audio products, 
portable PA systems and Klotz bulk cables up to 50% discount.
New and more attractive varieties of YEC Professional and Commercial 
Audio packages are now being offered. Customers can also customize own 
packages according to their requirements.

Klotz Premade cables will be offered at buy-one-take-one!! You may also 
inquire about our Easy Payment, 0% interest, Preventive Maintenance 
Program, Service Assistance Program, Mixer Trade-in and free training at 
the one-and-only Yamaha Commercial Audio Center (YCAC) in Makati City.
Visit us at any Yamaha Music Stores and Perfect Pitch Stores nationwide. 
You may also log on to or at our Facebook Page account 
Yupangco Electronics Corporation. Please feel free to call us at (02) 
899-9757 or (02) 899-9735 or email

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chef Thomas Murillo of Wild Juan at Tagaytay Ridge

  April is a busy month for a good number of people in the food service industry as Madrid Fusion 2017 takes place.  From April 6 – 8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, people from near and far places come together to share their passion for food.  Part of the delegation representing Calabarzon is the chef behind the placed tagged as “definitely not your ordinary food find among the rising places at Tagaytay Ridge”;this is Chef Thomas Murillo of Wild Juan.

FITSTREET: Summer on the Street this April 22-24 @BGC!

 Go beyond the fitness craze, and make fitness your lifestyle. Bonifacio High Street and Lifestyle Network bring you FITSTREET, a health and wellness weekend on April 22-23 at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City. It's a Summer On The Street weekend filled with community workouts by Manila's top fitness gyms, nutrition & wellness activities, all-natural & organic merchants, exciting games with fantastic prizes, and a FITSTREET Marathon with blood pumping music by DJ Mars Miranda! Get active, break a sweat, and learn how to eat and live right. Make life better with us at FITSTREET. Register for FREE fitness classes at  See you there!


 Madrid Fusion 2017, the biggest food event of the year, went into a spin as Region 10 brought in the best of the province in a variety of kakanin.  With Regional Director Marie Elaine S. Unchuan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) leading the way, Region 10 aimed to win the heart and stomach of all attendees of the event, local and foreigner alike.


 April 6-8, 2017 was a busy day for all foodies and food entrepreneur as Madrid Fusion 2017 took place at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.  The whole place was like a hive, buzzing with activities and people.

Zoolit Booklet ; 50% Off to Hotels and Parks!

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Paradizoo (Cavite)
Zoocobia (Clark)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

COLOR MANILA Back in Cebu for CM CHALLENGE on MAY 14, 2017

 COLOR MANILA’S CM CHALLENGE RUN, which is the biggest obstacle fun run in the country, will be back in Cebu City on May 14, 2017, at the Cebu Business Park in Ayala Cebu.

“We are more than excited to bring back the CM Challenge franchise to Cebu, and we are expecting thousands of participants once again to take part in our trademark colorful run,” says COLOR MANILA VP Justine Cordero.

Monday, April 17, 2017

LAUGH OF THE CENTURY- "A Night of Comdey & Laughter"!

When was the last time you had that teary-eyed-while-rolling-on-the-floor chuckle? Consider yourself blessed if you just had one!

From waking up at 4am to be drenched in sweat in a 5-hour traffic to a monsta-boss who’s speaking Martian, who would have time for a jaw-locking comedic chance?  Tame your stress level down and have the Laugh of the Century!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


When a dream is driven by passion, there is no reason for it not to come into reality.  Such is the case of known liquid chef, Chef Kalel Demetrio – the man behind the name Liquido Maestro (Liquid Master).  From humble beginnings, he worked his way up and be where he is now.  From a simple restaurant staff, to a bartender, to a name and status he desired now, he never forgets his humble beginning.

To Gain Insights In Hosting Nuclear Seminar

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi described as "very timely" the Philippines' hosting of the 7th Nuclear Energy Cooperation and Sub-Sector Network (NEC-SSN) Meeting on April 17-19 at Hotel Sofitel, Manila.

Día del Libro or the International Book Day,

 In celebration of Día del Libro or the International Book DayInstituto Cervantes, the cultural arm of the Embassy of Spain, will once again be abuzz with cultural and fun activities on April 22Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bounty Fresh Food officially sponsors the Manila Masters

With the Manila Masters, the hottest Dota tournament to hit Southeast Asia this year less than 50 days away, we would like to welcome Bounty Fresh as official gold sponsor to the event.
Marlon MarceloMineski Corporation - VP for Marketing and Events:
Just like Mineski, Bounty Fresh is committed to shaping their industry through technological innovation to ensure premium quality products and services. It is through these similarities in vision that we at Mineski are confident in working with Bounty Fresh for our biggest project up to date.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

PERA SWIPE is a Lock Screen Rewards App!

PERA SWIPE is a lock screen rewards app created by Mobino Inc. PERA SWIPE aims to bring added value to content and promotions by rewarding users with points that can be redeemed for prepaid mobile load and other prizes (more prizes in the future). Postpaid subscribers are very much welcome to use the app since the load prizes can be sent to others as a gift.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

2017 Back-to-School New Product Release!

 The Earth-loving-planet-saving twins are in hot pursuit of their mission to help save Planet Earth! This 2017, Coco and his twin sister Kimmy are working hard in helping kids realize the value of saving Planet Earth. NOW, more than ever is the time for kids to realize that our planet needs help. The recent changes in our weather like typhoons are proof enough that we all need to move NOW!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SEAN Summit for MSME Development in Manila March 23rd, 2017

MANILA, 23 March 2017: In honor of 50 years of growing ASEAN integration and progress, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) presents the PROSPERITY FOR ALL SUMMIT—a one-day event focused on “Driving growth through micro and small entrepreneurs in Trade, Services and Agriculture”, happening in the City of Dreams, Manila, Philippines on April 28, 2017.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Twin Bill Theater’s “Wit” – The Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize for Drama Sets Asian Premiere on April 19!

Twin Bill Theater Productions proudly presents the Asian premiere of “WIT” – the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Margaret Edson beginning April 19 at the Trinity University of Asia, E. Rodriguez Sr., Ave. QC.

“ WIT ” (also styled as W;t) is about a woman's slow and painful death from late stage ovarian cancer.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

World-Renowned Internet Entrepreneur Derek Gehl Is In Manila!

“The world’s foremost Internet Marketing guru will show Filipinos how to live an internet lifestyle by building a 7-figure business from home without having an office and with no traffic jam. I’ve built multiple 7 figure Internet businesses with no ‘real’ office, and I have dedicated my life to developing Internet marketing strategies and software to help the ‘small guy’ make money on the Internet. Now is the best time for Filipinos to use their transferable skills to set up their own online business, and learn how to earn passive income. This workshop is suitable for anyone who desires to start their own Internet business during their spare time. You do NOT need a business idea, or advanced technical skills to participate in the Digital Business Jumpstart program.”- Derek Gehl