Thursday, December 27, 2018

Philippines’ biggest “Bakery Fair 2019” in February 2019

 What do showbiz celebrities Marian Rivera, Sharon Cuneta Pangilinan, Bea Alonzo, Judy Ann Santos, Maricar Reyes-Poon, Bettina Carlos and Ara Mina have in common? They all love baking and have studied how to bake. Breads, cakes and pastries are becoming popular in the Philippines, despite rice still being a popular mainstay of the national diet.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Zoomanity for Humanity this 2019!6

“Christmas is for the children” quotes Robert L. Yupangco, CEO of Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in the theme park industry. With this in mind, the company is taking the opportunity to give back the happiness and blessings to less fortunate children this season of sharing and thanksgiving. Mr. Yupangco emphasizes that the kids of team shall be the one who will personally give the gifts to teach them to help at a young age. He believes that this will start a ripple effect and will further impact the future of the kids. Aside from promoting their advocacy which is called the 4 E’s (Education, Environmental Conservation, Exhibit and Entertainment) the company believes that it is part of their corporate social responsibility to give happiness to those kids who need it the mon  st. Through one charitable activity called “Christmas Gift Giving”, Zoomanity Group chose sets children from different foundations, annually to experience a whole day of fun, love and care in their theme parks.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Advocates holds a forum for Trike drivers and operators

On November 22, 2018 at Max’s Scout Tuazon, Diliman, Quezon City, The Madrigal Foundation headed by Ms. Therese Madrigal with its partners had a successful launched  of “Para Kay Manong Toda,” an Advocacy campaign to help our marginalise tricycle drives to help them alleviate their lives by being heard through forums, seminars and press conference by inviting government officials and private sectors as panelist’s and speakers. That way, the Foundation is hoping that at least some of their needs will be heard by means of these awareness programs.

Friday, November 30, 2018

PAPI sets 23rd National Press Congress 2018

 DOST Secretary Fortunato T. dela Pena will keynote the press congress and preside over a press conference immediately after the event’s opening rites. (Photo courtesy of PAPI)
MANILA -- The Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI) has scheduled its 23rd National Press Congress on December 4 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Pinay YouTube Sensation Mika Salamanca Holds Homecoming Show

Are you ready to meet and sing along with this talented young lady?

MAS is thrilled to announce the launch of Mika Salamanca’s first-ever Philippine homecoming concert on Saturday December 1, 2018 at the Music Museum in Greenhills.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Business Innovation Congress Manila 2018 Calls to Take Advantage of Technology to Meet Evolving Consumer Needs


Following its success in China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Thailand, the Business Innovation Congress opened its first congress in the Philippines at Conrad Manila with the theme: "Business Transformation in a Digital Ecosystem."

Young & Talented performers with Patti Austin and Jaya !

On December 6, 2018 at The Theater at Solaire, the much awaited concert with International Singer and Grammy Award- winning American and Jazz performer, Patti Austin and our very own María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc, better known mononymously as Jaya who is a Filipina soul music singer, rapper, record producer, actress, dancer and presenter of mixed Jamaican and Visayan descent will happen and dubbed as Christmas with Patti Austin and Jaya.
 Young performers are also going to showcase their talent and skills that includes;

LA Santos, an award winning young performer who bagged already multiple awards from Aliw and PMPC Star Awards is one of the highlights of the concert. LA launched already multiple original songs under his belt and lots of concerts to brag about. His performance with Ms. Pilita Corales with a duet of “Ugoy ng Duyan” at the recently concluded Aliw@40 Concert was so brilliant that made the audience concluded the concert as perfect.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Para Kay Manong Toda Forum and Press Conference


On November 22, 2018 from 5:30PM to 9PM, The Madrigal Foundation headed by Ms. Patricia Madrigal with its partners will launch “Para Kay Manong Toda,” an Advocacy campaign to help our marginalise tricycle drivers to help them alleviate their lives by being heard through forums, seminars and press conferences by inviting government officials and private sectors as panelist’s and speakers. That way, the Foundation is hoping that at least some of their needs will be heard by means of these awareness programs.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Most Magical Tine of the Year, A Festival of Light''s 30th Anniversary


Makati welcomes the most magical time of the year with Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights, an enchanting lights and sound spectacle that captures the spirit of the Yuletide season.

As Ayala Land celebrates its 30th anniversary and the festival marks its 10th year, the show turns even more magical with the company partnering with The Walt Disney Company Philippines for this year’s festivities. The result is a spectacular holiday experience, right at the heart of the country’s premier business district. 

“Christmas is always special to Filipinos. It’s a time when families come together for heartfelt celebrations. The annual Festival of Lights is our way of sharing the joy of the season with the community who make our estates vibrant and full of life.  On Ayala Land’s 30th anniversary, we made sure to give the show an extra special touch or shall we say ‘magic’ through the partnership with Disney,” said Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon: Sustainability through world-leading cleantech innovation discussed at annual Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon


The Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon - Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation was held at Fairmont Makati on October 3. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goals 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): affordable and clean energy, and climate action.
• Cooperation and engagement between governments and the private sector required
NordCham Vice President Erik M. Nielsen explained the objectives of the luncheon: “This luncheon will showcase the best practices and experiences from the public and private sector on how to develop cleantech innovations that can help solve environmental challenges and provide sustainable energy and green technology. We will have a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the SDGs, affordable and clean energy and climate action.”

From the diplomatic missions, H.E. Jan Top Christensen, Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines highlighted that the Nordic region has the strongest cleantech start-up creation leadership, providing the best conditions today. Denmark leads the way in the 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Index (GCII), the country is especially strong in commercialized cleantech where Denmark scores top marks for cleantech exports, the number of public cleantech companies and the number of renewable energy jobs. Denmark is also the top performer for the amount raised by cleantech funds and the number of cleantech organizations.
H.E. Petri Puhakka, Ambassador of Finland to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei, presented the enabling factors on what Finland has done to encourage innovation on sustainability and technology. Finland plays a key role in cleantech expertize, technologies and innovative solutions that enable business growth. Finnish cleantech industry is one of the cornerstones of the Finnish economy. Finnish organizations are leaders in energy efficiency, clean industrial and bioenergy. Moreover, the Finnish Ambassador highlighted the importance of continuous close cooperation between the universities and companies in researching together, which enables to produce tangible results.

Meanwhile, H.E. Bjørn Jahnsen, Ambassador of Norway to the Philippines, highlighted Norway’s leadership in clean innovation and sustainability and commitment to SDGs through the Norwegian’s maritime sector. Norway is a major player in the maritime sector, to reduce emissions and to stimulate green growth, the Norwegian government has elaborated a strategy for the maritime sector to reach zero emissions. The government has put forward new technology and solutions related to the shipping sector, such as the “Ampere”, the first fully electric ferry and “The Vision of the Fjords”, a futuristic hybrid tourist ferry. Furthermore, according to the ship owners of Norway, they will be a significant increase in both unmanned ships and rigs in the years to come. Therefore, the Norwegian companies already have a head start and both the government and the maritime sector is allocating green growth for a green future.

Rounding out the public sector views, H.E. Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, highlighted that Sweden offers innovative solutions and extensive know-how knowledge in cleantech innovation. A key element in paving the way for cleantech technology was the decentralization of power, with the government transferring wide-ranging powers to the local governments. This enables to create a strong local framework for environmental policymaking. In addition, Sweden has managed to revolutionize the waste disposal. Sweden makes sure to recycle all materials and when recycling is not possible they transform it into energy. Ambassador Fries added that Sweden became the first country in Europe to meet the EU 2020 targets for renewable energy. Now the goal is to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

 Private sector initiating and encouraging cleantech innovation
Jakob Larsen, Senior Vice President at Vestas explained that sustainability is the kind of development that meets the needs of the person without compromising future generations. The reason why Nordic companies are rated so highly is that the politicians are forward-thinking and have provided solid and relevant frameworks and policies on sustainability and climate action. The EU politicians have set ambitious policies, for example in 2017, 90% of new generation capacity in the EU came from renewable energy. Furthermore, he highlighted Vestas ability to invest in products and services that are more and more sustainable. Vestas has a target of reducing by 10% the carbon footprint of wind turbines between 2017-2020.
On his part, Ville Rimali, Business Development Manager at Wärtsilä, explained that the company has strong commitments in developing new cleantech technologies as a means towards increasing efficiency and lowering operating costs.
Wärtsilä is focused on leading the way in providing power systems based on 100% renewable energy, with the majority of the energy produced by solar, wind power and hydro. He pointed out that a high renewable world will require massive amounts of solar and energy storage. Moreover, Wärtsilä is striving to provide future solutions and in particular developing opportunities in flexible gas capacity.

Adding to the private sector perspective, Joseph Yu, President and CEO at SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP) highlighted the Alimit Hydroelectric Power Complex development project, which is in its fourth year of permitting. The Alimit hydropower complex is composed of two power facilities, the 20-MW Olilicon Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP) and the 120-MW Alimit HEPP. However, he explained that renewable energy developers like SNAP in order to contribute more, they need to see improvement in the business climate and resolutions of conflicting regulations.

Finally, Rutchie Musong, Country Business Development & Channel Partner Manager at ABB, explained ABB`s approach to smart cities: to develop a strong and sustainable foundation, ABB is focusing on four major pillars, utilities, water, transportation and buildings, with each pillar interconnected together. Furthermore, Mr. Musong stressed the importance on continuing finding solutions for smart and sustainable cities in the Philippines, however he pointed out we need to increase the collaboration between the different stakeholders for a more sustainable future.

To conclude the luncheon, Lynn Dimayuga, Renewable Energy Manager, Pöyry, moderated the panel discussion on cleantech innovation and how the different stakeholders can facilitate better cooperation in helping the field of sustainability development move forward in the right direction and tackle the challenges ahead. The useful insights and facts brought clarity to the discussion topic and should help and encourage further sustainable development in the Philippines.
The event was organized by NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the Philippines Norway Business Council. Special thanks to our gold sponsor Pöyry, bronze sponsors, SN Aboitiz Power Group and Wärtsilä, and media partner ANC.

NordCham has organized the annual Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon for the last five years and NordCham Philippines Executive Director Joona Selin said: “This annual event provides the stage for an inspiring discussion on the technologies and enabling environments that the Nordic countries have in place. Through these discussions with key Nordic and Philippine stakeholders, we are glad to share and learn more about how we can contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals here in the Philippines. We believe there is a lot to gain by working together."

For more information: contact Irma V. Merza at irma.merza@nordcham.com.ph or phone 0917 712 6792 or 7592246.
View our NordCham Facebook page for more pictures of the event.
For further reading regarding the Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 and to download the presentations, you may visit the NordCham Philippines website here.

NordCham Profile
NordCham Philippines (formerly Nordic Business Council Philippines) was established in late 2012 to bring together the Nordic-Philippine business community. The organization promotes and facilitates trade, commerce, industry, and investment between the Philippines and the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) countries.

With a team of four full time staff and more than 120 members, NordCham Philippines is the largest Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Asia. Our member companies include major multinationals, SMEs, startups, representing industries such as ICT, energy & clean technologies, maritime & logistics, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, and financial & corporate services.

In addition to membership and consulting services, NordCham Philippines arranges numerous events for its members and guests, ranging from formal events such as the annual Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon, Awards Night, and luncheons with key government officials and private sector leaders to casual events such as after-works and speed networking, and traditional Nordic social events like midsummer celebration, crayfish party, and Christmas lunch.

Total trade between the Philippines and the Nordic and Baltic region reached € 652 million in 2015. Exports from the Nordic and Baltic countries to the Philippines totalled € 425 million, while imports were at € 227 million.

Monday, November 5, 2018

MODUS

Public Service

There’s a modus Singing Contest happening and please beware as the company is just here to entice individuals to buy their entertainment  box.

Friday, November 2, 2018

FITNESS REVOLUTION Health & Wellness Expo November 16-18!

Listen up, Metro Manila! There’s an upcoming event that is “fit for you”.

Invite your friends and head on to the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent at Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City on November 16, 17 and 18 to have a weekend of fun and excitement at Fitness Revolution Health & Wellness Expo.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

2018 PINOY LEADERSHIP INNOVATION AWARDS


This award recognizes individuals and organizations who are pillars in the transformation of the Philippine society through outstanding contribution anchored to the 21st century bold leadership, morally acclaimed attitude, and charismatic personality for the Filipino nation.
For further inquiries, please contact PIEMI’s secretariat office at 02.2613005. You may also send e-mail inquiries to piemi.volunteers@gmail.com.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Problem: Commercial fishing is the most dangerous profession in the world, with approximately 24,000 deaths occurring each year—a statistic put out by the International Labour Organization that is likely vastly underestimated. This means millions of fishers risking their lives every day in order for us to eat sushi, calamari, and fish and chips. Yet there are no binding international safety standards for fishing vessels and their crews, as there are with the merchant industry. Why should the life of a merchant be more important than a fisher?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK #SMWMANILA


Finding the Missing Link Amidst the Digital Clutter
With everything becoming digital, most of us rely heavily on technology. Our lives revolve around applications, automated transactions, virtual worlds, and whatnot. Some might even say that the generations today are obsessed with technology. What we sometimes fail to remember is that these advancements and innovations are powered by people, not the other way around. SMW Manila provides an avenue for people to realize the humanity behind technology, that we are the missing link.

Online communities have been formed not by algorithms or operating systems, but by shared human interests, values, and experiences. This event aims to bring people together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and strengthen communities so that we can effectively reconnect with our humanity digitally.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The 10th Philippine Boat Show & Nautical Lifestyle Expo is on October 5-7, 2018 in SMX Manila.

As part of our ongoing partnerships with the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat and MARINA, SEA-EXPO Organizers have decided to move the dates of the show to the month of October in order to coincide with the recently proclaimed “Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month” (MANA MO), creating a cohesive and equally beneficial atmosphere all around.

Monday, October 15, 2018

ASEAN HR Tech Venture Summit: Bridging The Gaps Between Human Resource, Technology and Venture Business


The ASEAN HR Tech Venture Summit is will be held on October 18-19 at Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City. This event aims to gather ASEAN business leaders, movers and shakers to discuss the gaps between HR and technology, insights on the current human capital trends and more.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

PREMIER REAL ESTATE EXPO AT SMX MOA WILL CONNECT ALL REAL ESTATE STAKEHOLDERS IN 2019


On July 19 and 20, 2019, Housal.com, the most innovative Proptech solution for buyers, sellers, brokers and developers, invites all stakeholders in Realty and Construction to ‘Envision 2019: The Premier Real Estate Expo in The Philippines’ to be held at SMX Mall of Asia.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Grand Aliw@40 Concert

 The founder of Aliw Awards Foundation Inc, Ms. Alice Hernandez Reyes proved that a combination of the talented young artists and the legend performers are a crowd goer. Celebrated, last October 4, 2018, the 40th Year Anniversary of Aliw Awards Foundation shared their advocacy with a concert like no other. The “Aliw@40 Concert” at Aliw Theater with more than 25 performers made the celebration grand and with the help of two, young and award winning directors; Frank Lloyd Mamaril (Concert Director) and Adonis Tabanda (Musical Director) who were personally hand picked by the Concert Producer, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas of Tag Media Group.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tosca Puno first Album Launch "Full of Love" at Aliw@40 Anniversary Concert!

On October 4, 2018, 6:30PM at Aliw Theater Lobby, the media launch of Tosca Puno for her first album which she wrote and dedicated to all the parents will be held. The Inspirational OPM Album is entitled “Full Of Love” and streaming on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music already. All songs are original and written by Tosca Puno and arranged by Direk Adonis Tabanda with a Bonus Track of  a duet of “Kapalaran” with the legend, Rico J. Puno, her Dad.

Monday, September 17, 2018

4 Leadership Principles Startup Entrepreneurs Must Know

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith (center) joins executive coaches Serely Alcaraz and Dr. Peter Chee for a CEO, HR, and Senior Leaders conference in Manila on October 26, 2018.

The road to business success is one that can be lonely and dreary. The unrelenting passion of entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, while initially beneficial for the organization, can soon become a deterrent to the growth of the business and even its people. And with their current knowledge and skillset, it is inevitable for any startup entrepreneur to seek help in developing and running the business.

Zoomanity Group: Teachers Month Promo

For more than 15 years, Zoomanity Group through its managed theme parks; Zoobic Safari in Subic, Paradizoo in Cavite, Zoocobia in Clark, Zoocolate Hills in Bohol and Residence Inn in Tagaytay  has been actively participating in the month-long series of activities in support of the annual worldwide celebration of Teachers Month led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Teachers’ Day – celebrated on 4th of October which aims to mobilize support for teachers, and ensure that their needs are met to carry out their important role of molding the minds of the country’s youth.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Blockchain for Real Estate

On September 8, 2018 in Makati Shangrila Hotel from 6PM-10PM, more than 30 CEOs came to attend the “CEOs Blockchain Night” courtesy of Light House Global Holdings Inc. (LHGI).
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

A Market that Gives, The first ever eco market in the Philippines!

 Together with Intramuros Administration, we are inviting Food and Non-Food merchants to join The Old Manila Eco Market. It is a Sunday market that will be launched at Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila on Sunday, October 7th 2018 and will be held every Sunday until December 30th 2018.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Parañaque City, August 30, 2018 – The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), in partnership with the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), is hosting the Water Challenge Forum at the Solaire Resort Hotel on the 30thAugust, 2018. With the theme “Partnering with Stakeholders in Building a Sustainable Water Future”,this full-day event aims to address the ongoing water issues in the Philippines through providing a platform for the public and private sector to dialogue and support each other’s’ programs and water solutions.   

Sunday, August 26, 2018

10 DESTINATIONS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT PHITEX 2018

 10 destinations were selected to take center stage by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) at the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2018, the country’s largest government-organized travel and trade event.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

'Asia Fintech and Blockchain Summit 2018 - Embracing the Economy of the Future'


Happening on Saturday, September 8th 2018, 8am - 6pm at Fairmont Hotel, Makatill

To know more details: http://www.afbs.pro/

To register for the event:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asia-fintech-and-blockchain-summit-2018-for-philippine-attendees-tickets-48513260468

To setup a booth / apply as as a sponsor:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/08s0km0wh5ekj82/Asia%20Fintech%20and%20Blockhain%20Summit%202018.pdf?dl=0

Thursday, August 23, 2018

WeChatPay, 58Pay and Tag Media Group merged in the Philippines to prepare for the influx of Chinese tourists

 WeChatPay from China expansion  has been focused on Chinese tourists abroad rather than launching local versions of the platform.

Direk Adonis Tabanda for Aliw@40 Concert

 Join us on October 4, 2018 in the biggest Aliw Concert for 2018. Aliw@40 Concert is a celebration of Apat na Dekada ng Aliw as the foundation that helps the ailing and in need entertainers.

Let’s watch together the award winning and premier performers from different generations; Ms. Pilita Corales, Hajji Alejandro, Rico J. Puno, Jun Polistico, Kuh Ledesma, Liza Macuja- Elizalde, Ballet Manila, LA Santos & Imelda Papin.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Negros Oriental bats for renewable energy, vows against coal in ‘Green SINA'

 NegrosOriental Governor Roel Degamo.The achievements and continuing initiatives of the province of Negros Oriental toward renewable energy (RE) were the major highlights of this year’s State of Nature Assessment (SONA), organized by non-profit environmental group Green Convergence in partnership with the Forest Foundation of the Philippines and leading renewable energy producer Energy Development Corporation (EDC).

75 In­dian firms join INDEE flag­ship en­gi­neer­ing show The Philippine Star22 Aug 2018

 Some 75 In­dian firms, en­com­pass­ing the en­tire value chain of the en­gi­neer­ing in­dus­try, would be scout­ing for trade and in­vest­ment deals in the Philip­pines and other mar­kets in South Asia by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the coun­try’s flag­ship high tech­nol­ogy ex­po­si­tion ‘INDEE,’ be­ing held in Manila be­tween Aug. 22 and 25, un­der the aegis of the EEPC In­dia with the ac­tive sup­port of the Com­merce Min­istry.

PASIG RIVER MASTER PLAN COMPLETED

 The PRRC, in collaboration with UP PLANADES, designed the Pasig River Integrated and Strategic Master Plan (PRISM) with a vision that by 2032, the Pasig River and its surrounding basins are resilient life-sustaining ecosystems that are able to support diverse human needs and biodiversity towards inclusive, harmonized, and balanced development co-managed by competent and adaptive institutions with responsible and empowered communities.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The holistic nutrition workshop featuring GERSON DIET for CANCER


Let's get your health journey started! Come and join us in a day of making delectable and healthy recipes and discover why everyone is falling in love with plant-based diet. You will be nurtured with sufficient inspiration and information to prepare nourishing meals and snacks for yourself and your family.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Possible return of stolen Balangiga church bells is victory of Philippine independent


Possible return of stolen Balangiga church bells is victory of Philippine independent foreign policy & struggles, not American benevolence

Speakers at Kamuning Bakery Café’s non-partisan Pandesal Forum in Quezon City on August 14 were Balangiga Battle hero Capt. Eugenio Daza’s grandson and president of Kaanak 1896 (association of descendants of the Philippine Revolution and Phil-American War era) Eugenio Roy Daza, “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness” film director & co-writer Khavn de la Cruz and producer/co-writer Achinette Villamor, geopolitics analysts Butch Valdes and George Siy of Integrated Development Studies Institute (IDSI). Moderator is writer Wilson Lee Flores.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Asia Leaders Awards 2018 is open for Nomination till August 30, 2018 with CEZA administrator Secretary Raul Lambino as part of the awards committee

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Juan Balikbayan Advocacy Card is here!

   
  Its always heartwarming to know that there are people and organization that helps and reach out to our OFW.

  Many of us have a family members who works abroad to give their family a better future. But going to other place and leaving the country is never an easy thing, and where a lot of problems arises. Good thing there's an organizations that our kababayans can turn to, The Juan Balikbayan Advocacy Organization, a forum and one-stop shop that offers and integrates a wide breadth of services to our OFWs and Balikbayans .

  Mrs. Ma. Luisa "Elo" T. Lopez, the President and Founder and who coined the idea of putting this support group to all our kababayan. She herself experienced working abroad, she is very well adept with the concerns of our OFWs, difficulties and problems they normally face, both while working in a foreign land and at home.
·The Juan Balikbayan Advocacy Card is membership card that entitles you to use the services of Juan Balikbayan website.
· It introduces you as a Balikbayan which entitles you to special recognition and discounts from a wide range of partner establishments (Hotels, Restaurants, Health & Wellness, and Furniture shops)

Responsible Traffic Enforcer, Good Job!

 These  traffic enforcers that even  on a super intensity of the heat of the day and even heavy rains  still do their job for the little salary that they got,  yet other drivers used to  scold them due to  a messy traffic  encountered every day.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The holistic nutrition workshop featuring "Anti-Inflammatory Diet" is here!

Let's get your health journey started! Come and join us in a day of making delectable and healthy recipes and discover why everyone is falling in love with plant-based diet. You will be nurtured with sufficient inspiration and information to prepare nourishing meals and snacks for yourself and your family.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Biggest Breastfeeding Event in the Philippines is Back, Hakab Na! 2018!

 Hakab Na! 2018 is the biggest breastfeeding event in the Philippines which celebrates the World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month in August, hosted by Breastfeeding Pinays, an online forum of over 250,000 breastfeeding families. 

PRRC, NCCA and PETA launched “Taga-Alog 2018: Unang Alon” to develop Pasig River

 The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA), national government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and private organizations join forces for the development of the Pasig River through a creative campaign entitled “Taga-Alog, River Pasig: Balik Tanaw, Balik Sigla!" launched today, June 28, 2018.

PRRC, LIAC relocates Talayan Fire Victims

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) and the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) of Quezon City relocated 111 illegal occupants at San Francisco River, Barangay Talayan on July 25, 2018.
The said families were victims of a major fire that occurred last August 11, 2017, and were immediately offered relocation assistance but they did not cooperate.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

KYGO TO PERFORM IN MANILA!

 The hottest electronic dance musician in the world will finally play on the Manila stage on October 25 as paconsecutivelyids In Love World Tour. His latest song Born to Be Yours with Imagine Dragons has been a consistent No.1 on iTunes for over five consecutive week

I-Remit the largest Filipino owned Remittance Service Provider Annual Meeting 2018


  I-Remit Inc. (PSE:I), the largest Filipino owned Remittance Service Provider, held its Annual Stockholders Meeting (ASM) held last Wednesday, July 13, 2018 at Discovery Suites.

  The Chairman of the Board Mr. Banson C. Chua and President Harris D. Jacildo at the helm of the meeting.

  The meeting tackled expansion plans at their Annual Stockholders Meeting

Their services are not just limited to remittances to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and to their families, but they also accept payments for SSS, Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and Insurance Premiums.  They started their services that helps the OFWs pay the house and lot that they had bought directly to the Real Estate companies because they have seen that the number one priority of the OFWs is to have their own house in the Philippines. They have partnered with about a hundred of Real Estate Companies to provide such services.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Experts say Charter Change can end political dynasties, boost economic growth

  Experts said at the non-partisan Pandesal Forum in Quezon City that the proposed charter change of the 1987 constitution can help end the Philippines’ notorious, age-old tradition of political dynasties dominating local government units (LGUs) nationwide; it shall boost “more inclusive economic growth” by decentralizing government funds and encourage more business investments outside the National Capital Region (NCR) of Metro Manila. It is envisioned to craft “one of the world’s most modern and truly democratic constitutions in the world”.

WHY OUR DRINKS HAVE ALOT OF ICE? ICELAVIE IS HERE!

Ms Melisa Koo is a young businesswoman and a millenial herself, introduces Icelavie here in the Philippines with 3 branches and is now open for franchise.

With the sweltering Manila heat, horrendous traffic, or stressful commute, what could be more refreshing than sipping a 32-ounce cup of Ice cold drink that can withstand 6 hours without losing its coffee or fruity taste. Perfect on the road , on the go, or just chilling leisurely at  its four outlets, the popular Malaysian brand “Icelavie” is now here to quench Metro Manila’s thirst and soothe down hot tempers with their oh so cool coffee concoctions, tea and fruit juice varieties.

The huge drinks come in their signature blue cartons with a handle that make take-outs more convenient. Icelavie’s thirst quenchers are available at its three outlets in Makati City and one in Manila.  These are in Paseo Center, Snack Hub 2nd floor Circuit Lane, Glorietta 4 cinema, all in Makati City, as well as in Snack Alley, UN Square Mall, Manila.

Coffee lovers prefer Icelavie’s Signature, Caramel Macchiato or Dark Chocolate. All are made from high quality Arabica coffee. Tea drinkers like Green Tea and Thai Milk Tea. The health conscious like the luscious fruit flavors such as Fruit Paradise, Mango Apple, Lime, Red Plum, Grape, and Tropicana. All concoctions are available in handy, recyclable containers that are fun and practical, and at the same time, absorb the cup’s wetness, making it easier to lug around. Our drink last for 4 hours.

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Turnkey Investment included Franchise Fee: Php 405,000
Royalty Fee: 4%
Advertising Fee: 2%
Terms of Renewal: 3 years initial, 3 renewals of 3 years each

Visit here: www.facebook.com/icelavie.ph

ROG.Ph Internet Gaming Cafe with 13 Branches Is Now Franchising!


Being in the business of internet gaming for over a decade now, ROG CEO Benjie Florentino, reached this far, through perseverence, determination and with the support of family and friends.

In 2006, he and his neighbors were the typical school-goers that dreamt of spending countless hours in computer shops playing their favorite games. The time came where he decided to pursue his passion of gaming and partnered up with his neighbors.

KEVIN BELINGON AND MARTIN NGUYEN FACE-OFF AT ONE: REIGN OF KINGS PRESS CONFERENCE

 24 July 2018 – Manila, Philippines: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS Official Kick-Off Press Conference today, 24 July at the City of Dreams Manila

ONE Championship, in conjunction with Globe Telecom, the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, is launched as the exclusive ONE Championship Super App launch sponsor in the Philippines at the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS Official Kick-Off Press Conference.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

SeeYouDoc, For Your Online Healthcare Booking

SeeYouDoc Corporation™ (SeeYouDoc), an online healthcare booking system written on TextStack, is gearing to release their Facility Module. This module enables health facilities such as hospitals and clinics to a widen their reach with regards to marketing.

Not only this, but it also provides an avenue for patients to submit their inquiries. The facility, through SeeYouDoc, will be able to manage the following: their bookings for their doctors, a page for their departments, as well as a page for job opportunities which people can apply for. Lastly, it also provides patients with the schedules of their doctors, which will benefit both patients and practitioners.

“Long queues in hospitals and clinics have always been a major problem at any healthcare facility, and it is exactly what we want to remedy, ” said Noel Del Castillo, CEO of SeeYouDoc.

Who can register on SeeYouDoc?
Patients
Practitioners
Medical Facilities

SeeYouDoc is an online medical and/or dental appointment booking system first introduced to doctors in Marikina City, Philippines. Proudly made by Marikenyos, it aims to be the trusted healthcare partner of men and women— young and old alike. Aside from appointment booking, it also offers listing and facility management services. Here is a guided walk-through of SeeYouDoc to see how it can work for you as a patient.

“We really want to revolutionize healthcare in the Philippines. We know we have a long way to go, but this is just our first step,” added Ryan Salvanera, COO of SeeYouDoc.
The promos and services of hospitals are not as well-known to the people due to the limited reach of such items. Through SeeYouDoc, facilities are now able to manage various things at one place, and at the same time, it also markets them to reach more possible patients.

If you are interested to register as a patient, or practitioner, visit  www.seeyoudoc.com 
Want to add your facility? Schedule a free demo and contact us through hello@seeyoudoc.com.

About SeeYouDoc Corporation
SeeYouDoc offers a free and convenient way to find board certified doctors and swiftly book appointments for free. Whatever time of day and wherever you may be, you can easily search for doctors by name, location, specialization or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). With just a few clicks, you can now easily access your needed information regarding a doctor’s practice and then book an appointment accordingly.

SeeYouDoc Corporation and the SeeYouDoc logo are trademarks of Pragtechnologies Corporation LLC. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Contact: Noel Del Castillo
noel@pragtechnologies.com
(632)-9335573 ext: 106

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Over 200 Pasig River relocatees receive free medical aid from PRRC


The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) in partnership with St. Joseph Academy of Valenzuela Alumni Association, Salcres Physical Therapy Foundation International Inc., Myshare Foundation and Wow Health and Wellness Optical Clinic, spearheaded a medical mission on June 2, 2018 at Jaime Cardinal Sin Village (JCSV), 728 Housing, Punta Sta. Ana, Manila City.
This free medical mission was given to at least 200 individuals relocated from the banks of the Pasig River into one of the country’s first in-city relocation sites in Metro Manila.

PRRC, Los Angeles Public Works boost sister rivers partnership

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission’s (PRRC) and the Los Angeles County Board of Public Works (LACBPW) revitalized their “Sister Rivers” partnership on July 18, 2018 in Quezon City.

The “Sister River” partnership was forged between PRRC and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works to support the PRRC’s efforts to rehabilitate Pasig River.

Friday, July 20, 2018

WOFEX (World Food Expo) on August 1-4 at the SMX!

 Is the biggest and most effective food show in the Philippines today. Simultaneously occupying the two biggest venues in the country, the World Trade Center and the SMX Convention Center, WOFEX successfully covers the trade to consumer markets by properly segmenting the two venues.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Katheryn Winnick of HISTORY’s Vikings makes her first special appearance in Asia at History Con 2018

 The star-studded extravaganza will also include celebrities from your favorite shows

Get ready for an exciting lineup of stars at the upcoming HISTORY CON, the country’s entertainment convention happening August 10-12 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Monday, July 9, 2018

MATCH Philippines Roadshow: Bridging ASEAN Start-ups with Investors

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Go Negosyo, and SGV & Co (EY Philippines), will launch the Meet ASEAN’s Talents and Champions (MATCH) Philippines Roadshow this coming July 9-10, 2018. The event will happen on July 9 in Makati City. The second run will be at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City on July 10

Sunday, July 8, 2018

VMware Lays Out New Network Vision to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Enterprises in the Philippines

 THE PHILIPPINES – June 28, 2018 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, unveiled its vision for the future of networking at its annual Evolve Forum in Manila. The company launched the Virtual Cloud Network, a new network approach that will empower businesses in the Philippines to achieve their digital transformation goals by unlocking value from today’s networking technologies amidst an increasingly complex environment.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Japanese Film Festival | EIGASAI 2018

The Japanese Film Festival | EIGASAI will officially kick off with the encore screenings of CHIHAYAFURU Part 1 (ちはやふる 上の句), CHIHAYAFURU Part 2 (ちはやふる 下の句) and the Philippine premiere screening of CHIHAYAFURU Part 3 (ちはやふる 結び) on July 4 at Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2.

The film festival’s opening night will be held on the same day at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery and will be graced by film director Nori Koizumi. He is also scheduled to give Director’s Talks after the screenings on July 6 (Ateneo de Manila University) and July 7 (Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2).

A karuta (Japanese card game as featured in the CHIHAYAFURU film series) demonstration wion July 4 and 5, an hour prior to the CHIHAYAFURU Part 1 & Part 2 screenings at the Ateneo de Manila University.

The 21st Japanese Film Festival | EIGASAI will run from July 4 to August 26, 2018.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

OVATION PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS JOHN FORD COLEY LIVE IN STA. ROSA!

 American singer John Ford Coley will be performing at the Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum is Santa Rosa, Laguna on August 11, 2018 produced by Ovation Productions.  John is a classically trained pianist, guitarist, actor and author most known for his partnership in the musical duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

BELL FILMS LAUNCHES BIG COMEBACK MOVIE: KONTRADIKSYON


BELL FILMS, the film production arm of Universal Records Philippines, has relaunched its operations, featuring their big comeback film “KONTRADIKSYON,” during THE NEXT ATTRACTION concert held on June 30, 2018 (Saturday) at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Friday, June 29, 2018

ASEAN Para Sport Federation meet in Manila gets a big boost from the International Paralympic Head

Philippines prepares for the 10th ASEAN Para Games as they host this in January 2020. The preparation goes full swing this June with the meeting of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) that will be attended by Heads of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the 11 member countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Creative Innovators Programme to strengthen design sector

Design Center emphasizes commitment to strengthen design sector hubs in PH through Creative Innovators Programme. Through a collaboration with the British Council Philippines for the Creative Innovators Programme, Design Center of the Philippines Executive Director Rhea Matute emphasized the agency’s commitment to creative industries, specifically to strengthen the Philippine design sector, through the country’s various design hubs, that act as valuable catalysts in the
development of vibrant and competitive MSMEs.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

 Astoria Hotels and Resorts (AHR) begins the second half of 2018 by garnering even more accolades from one of the most respected organizations in the hospitality industry.
The most recent award is a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor – a recognition of top-notch service based on guest reviews presented to brands around the world. This was received for the second consecutive year by Astoria Palawan, AHR’s eco-friendly resort in Puerto Princesa.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Muslim youth and women break fast together to fight discrimination, celebrate diversity through food



  
QUEZON CITY (June 13, 2018) -- Some 160 women and youth from the Muslim communities of Baseco in Manila, Maharlika Village in Taguig, and Culiat in Quezon City gathered Tuesday for iftar, or breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan, to celebrate diversity through food.

Nine women from the said enclaves prepared and served regional Moro dishes.

Peacebuilding organization International Alert hosted this iftar with support from the New Zealand government.  

During the program, Alert showed "Crescent Feast" a 10-minute documentary on how food promotes cultural understanding and bridges religious divides

Alert's country manager, Nikki de la Rosa, stressed that there is bigger work ahead for women and youth, especially in advocating for the passage of The Anti-Discrimination Bill that would protect the rights of religious and indigenous minorities and ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all.

According to de la Rosa, Muslim youth and women experience so much discrimination solely because of their faith. They face difficulty getting jobs if they have Arab-sounding names, or they are not allowed to practice their faith freely – many women are told to remove their hijab in many work places.

De la Rosa said that discrimination stems from common prejudices that non-Muslim Filipinos have towards Filipino Muslims who are deemed violent and untrustworthy and should be avoided.

“Alert believes that sharing food is one way to address this lack of understanding. When introduced to different types of Moro food – whether Meranao, Maguindanaoan, Tausug, Yakan, or Sama – we are opened to new ways of tasting and thinking. We realize that we are more alike than different,” de la Rosa explained.

Hopefully, we can begin appreciating, instead of fearing or condemning our Muslim brothers and sisters. We will know that there is, in fact, no "other," because we have the same love for food, for gathering, for celebrations, for country,” de la Rosa stressed.

Actor and peace advocate Robin Padillagraced the occasion, which was held at his property, Museo Padilla. He extolled the role that women and youth play in peacebuilding. He said that for him, solidarity meant doing good for others without expecting anything in return. Padilla urged both Muslims and non-Muslims to follow the teachings of their religion and work for peace.

That morning, nine women from said enclaves cooked the celebratory meal at Back of the House Collab Kitchen in Quezon City. The dishes include kapsa, an Arab-inspired chicken and basmati rice dish, Maguindanaoan beef rendang, Meranano piaparan – stewed chicken with turmeric, grated coconut, and coconut cream, and daral -- A Tausug dessert of sweetened young coconut spring 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

CumuloSys Supply and Payroll Systems to Streamline Businesses Throughout the Philippines

 After months of testing across the country, the new CumuloSys Payroll and Inventory Systems have launched
With the approval of dozens of small to large businesses across the country,
the new CumuloSys payroll and inventory systems are now available to the public! These two, news ystems have already helped improve the processes and profits of hospitals to retailers to exporterst throughoutthe Philippines.