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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Exciting Discoveries at the Leon Exchange Online Auction Edition 9 on October 19 and 20


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Own a part of history, a masterpiece, an object of art or simply, a style update in the upcoming Leon Exchange Online Auction Edition 9 this coming October 19 and 20. It’s as uncomplicated as browsing your mobile phones, tablets or laptops and placing your bids and then winning that one-of-a-kind, prized possession.

Some of the furniture and accessories from style maven and philanthropist Presy Lopez-Psinakis will go under the hammer. The only daughter of Eugenio Lopez Sr. lived a life of luxury and collected the most magnificent and unique furniture, accessories and objets d’art. Mrs. Psinakis has an assortment of cabinets and ceramics that are included in this unique display of rarefied objects.

Similarly, Anton Roxas lived a grand life in a house designed by Mario Buatta in one of the most exclusive enclaves in the Philippines. One can only expect the best from this man of gentility, both debonair and dandy. His collection of animal figurines including dogs, birds and buffaloes will be included in the auction.

“There is something for all art collectors and enthusiasts as well as for those who simply want to live with beautiful and stylish things,” says Leon Gallery Director Jaime Ponce de Leon.

There is a wide array of works from the masters. You will find superb paintings like Araceli Dans  “Pagsikat ng Araw”, Cesar Buenaventura’s “Still Life” and “Landscape”, Romeo Tabuena’s “Barrio Scene”, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz’s “Portrait of a Lady, Juvenal Sanso’s “Rock Crevice”, a Cesar Legazpi’s “Nude” and Vicente Manansala’s “Landscape.

In a similar manner, there is also an outstanding selection of contemporary masters. Delight yourself with the works of Emmanuel Garibay’s “Untitled” work, Andres Barrioquinto’s “Untitled Woman”, and various series of paintings by Jonathan Olazo and Trek Valdizno.
There are Chinese carved flower vase with peonies, Puyat-style dining table including fourteen dining chairs, a finely carved Chinese elephant ivory tusk, Persian carpets, a marble-topped Gessoed Baroque Demilune console table, a camphor chest,  a Kamagong altar table, a French Empire dresser with marquetry, and so much more to choose from.

“One can indulge his or her taste for the exquisite at various price points at the upcoming online auction and all that from one’s armchair or boudoir. The online auction gives clients the convenience of bidding through their mobiles or laptops, without having to trek all the way to where physical auctions happen,” says Jaime Ponce de Leon. This convenience makes online auctions for smaller-value — but no less enchanting — lots trending.

It’s as simple as going to www.leonexchange.com and registering as a buyer. Previews for the superb lots begin on October 16, 2018 at Leon Gallery in B14 La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Team Up: League of Legends 101


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Get the lowdown on LOL with FREE INTERNET from Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi!

It is an understatement to say that League of Legends (LOL) is popular—over time, it has grown into the symbol of mobile gaming of today’s generation. The game may be pretty daunting for a newbie but have no fear, we’ll walk you through the basics of what LOL is, and how to build a winning team.

What is LOL?
League of Legends is a free multi-player online (MMO) battle arena computer game available for PC. The game is set on the Summoner’s Rift, where teams have their own base that they must guard while attacking the opponent. The two teams are identified by their colors: the Blue team whose base is on the lower left and the Red team whose base is on the upper right.

Each team has turrets in each of their three lanes that will deal damage to any enemy within its range, and protects a central structure called the Nexus. After a team destroys the enemy turrets on the map, the enemy’s Nexus may then be destroyed to achieve victory.

As a player (or summoner as what LOL players are called), you get to choose one from among hundreds of champions, each with unique strengths and abilities. Each champion has at least five abilities (one passive, three main and one ultimate ability) that can grow stronger through experience, or purchasing items and gold. LoL pairs you with live teammates, so devoting time and being present for the duration of the game is a must.



The road to becoming an LOL gamer

1. Build the teamAs a new player, you have to accept that there is no way to instantly create the perfect team. It is best to look for players who play with synergy—people who work and communicate with each other to emerge victorious.

2. Choose your role
Are you the type of player willing to set the pace of the game? You’re a true born jungler! Or perhaps you are the type who likes working on the sidelines? Then the support role is the way to go! Start setting your roles with your teammates, work on your team synergy and you’re sure to be on your way to victory!
  
3. Master the game
The key to any successful professional esports career is to fully master the game. Find time to practice more with your team, experiment with various item builds and try out new champion compositions as well as strategies no matter how wild and seemingly unorthodox they may seem. Remember, the best LoL teams came on top because they did something no other team has ever thought before!

4. Shotcalling and Leadership
Shot callers are not a necessity in the team; however, their presence is valuable. This player tells the rest of the team where to go and what to do, asserting leadership and strategy. Deciding who the leader would be in-game is a definite must.

The hierarchy in team building does not suggest one is better than the other, but it serves as a strategy to help the team win more games. Leaders make sure that players understand the team dynamic and make them play their roles to achieve the team’s goal and emerge victorious.

5. Fast Internet Connection
Another necessity to building a winning LOL team is having reliable, fast internet to keep the ball rolling. International broadband speed testing authority Speedtest by Ookla reports that with just a speed of 2Mbps, you can enjoy a smooth, lag-free LOL game, and you can easily get this with Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi. More than delivering good connection, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi offers FREE INTERNET for League of Legends to stay on top of your game! Just  load any HomeSurf promo until November 15, 2018.
  
HomeSurf comes in three promo packages: HomeSurf 15 for 1GB valid for 1 day, HomeSurf 349 for 10GB valid for 10 days and HomeSurf 599 for 15GB valid for 30 days. The free internet access has the same validity as your chosen HomeSurf promo.



With Globe At Home available in more channels, family members can now go home to enjoy surfing at 2x faster speeds, 2x wider coverage and 2x stronger signal vs. pocket WiFi! Buy your own prepaid wifi from Globe stores nationwide. It is also available in Ministop, Home Along, Abenson and via Home Credit in MemoEx.

Be an LOL champion with Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi! For more information, visit broadband.globe.com.ph/prepaid-wifi.

GrandChase-Dimensional Chaser World 3 - Kounat


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And The GrandChase continues….!

Explore world and open new dimensions in your chase in a new map, Kounat!

Kounat will be the 3rd and latest map which will be available for everyone in GrandChase-Dimensional Chaser.

What to expect…

This update is the story of heroes who traveled to the Kingdom of ‘Kounat’ after chasing the traces of the Red Knight’Elesis’ was revealed - Opening a story that explores the end of the destruction of the 'Kounat' Kingdom.

In the course of the adventure of the third world - ‘Kounat’, which boasted a brilliant civilization, heroes will travel through 36 stages of four difficulty levels. Users will be immersed in the innermost part of events that led the ‘Kounat’ Kingdom’s destruction in a massive explosion.

It especially deals with the story connected with the PC version 'Grand Chase', thus, the popular heroes of the original series are expected to be popular among new fans.

New S-class heroes, the Tank type 'Baronas' and the Assault type 'Kalisa' will be introduced and the highest level raised from 80 to 90.

In celebration of this update, there will be many exciting in-game and Facebook events that will be held. Special events and gifts, ‘Gems’, ‘Premium Summon’, ‘Gold’ and many more, awaits everyone to commemorate this update!

Largest UAE-Based Filipino Newspaper Names DirectRemit-to-BDO Accounts "Most Innovative Service"


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(Left) Emirates NBD Remittances and Foreign Exchange VP & Head Faisal Saeed and BDO Remittance Business Development, Sales & Marketing AVP & Head for UAE Edwin Punzalan receive "The Most Innovative Service of the Year" Award at the 2018 The Filipino Times Awards, UAE.
The Filipino Times (TFT), dubbed as the largest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has named DirectRemit to BDO accounts as "The Most Innovative Service of the Year" in its annual Awards Night held recently at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai.

TFT Awards aims to recognize top brands and companies that are close to the hearts of Filipinos in the UAE, which are nominated for their world-class excellence in terms of service and product quality.

DirectRemit is an exclusive service offered by Emirates NBD, BDO Remit’s largest remittance bank partner in the UAE, wherein Emirates NBD account holders may remit online straight from their accounts to BDO Kabayan Savings and other BDO accounts in just 60 seconds, for free. 

DirectRemit to BDO, launched by Emirates NBD and BDO Remit after forging their partnership in 2014, is one of the 11 company awardees from over 500 brands and companies nominated for product and service excellence for this year.
BDO also won the “Preferred Remittance Payout Center of the Year” at the 2017 TFT Awards.

DOE Seeks More Power Investments in Mindanao


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INVESTMENT DIALOGUE: Participants of the Department of Energy's (DOE) investment forum aired their questions about the regulatory processes, policies, financing and benefits, among other concerns about energy projects in Mindanao. The open forum panel was composed of DOE USec. Felix William Fuentebella, DOE Asec. Redentor Delola, Mindanao Development Authority ASec. Romeo M. Montenegro, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation's  Clares Loren C. Jalocon, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' Fernando S. Javier, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Director Metodio U. Turbella, Banco De Oro's Joseph Rhoderick B. Lledo and Alsons Energy Development Corporation's Joseph C. Nocos.  Spearheaded by the DOE-Investment Promotion Office, the Mindanao Energy Investment Forum was held in Davao City on Thursday (11 October) to present business opportunities and parameters in dealing with national and local government regarding the industry.

In line with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal to promote robust energy development in Mindanao, its Investment Promotion Office conducted the Mindanao Energy Investment Forum (MEIF) on 11 October at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City.

The forum provided stakeholders with updates on energy investment opportunities in the region and facilitated discussions on industry best practices.

“A reliable, sufficient and affordable power supply all throughout the country is achieved through the formulation of more cohesive and responsive energy plans and programs. Vital to this endeavor is the partnership with our energy companies who have committed to put up their power plants on time and ensure continuous operation,” Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said in his keynote address, which was delivered by Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella.

Sec. Cusi also emphasized the importance of bringing in more investors into Mindanao given its projected additional capacity requirement of 10,200 megawatts by 2040.

Current projects and initiatives already in the pipeline for the region include the interconnection of the Visayas-Mindanao grids and the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.

The conference also tackled new investment policies, such as Executive Order 30 and the Ease of Doing Business Law, which streamlined regulatory procedures to ensure the faster realization of energy projects.

Anchored on the agency’s E-Power Mo campaign, the MEIF aims to strengthen the E-Secure principle on ensuring quality, reliable, resilient, and affordable energy services across the country. Engaging stakeholders in active dialogue would pave the way for proactive and harmonized planning, as well as proper energy project development operations.

“We all have a significant role to play in the energy industry – investors or energy developers, national and local government agencies, financing facilities including us - the consumers, in order for us to move forward as a one nation," Sec. Cusi concluded.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

PHLPost Releases Christmas Mail Schedule


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To avoid the influx of mails and parcels this Christmas season, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released the dates by which Express Mail Service (EMS) items, air and surface mails/parcels should be posted to reach the countries of destination.

Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra advises the public especially the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to send their mails and parcels before the prescribed dates to guarantee the arrival of their items in time for the holiday season.

As a guide to senders, PHLPost issued a Christmas mail schedule for its Domestic and International Express, Registered and Ordinary Mails, and parcels where clients should send not later than the specified date to ensure that mails and parcels will reach its destination before Christmas day (December 25) and New Year (January 1).

Holiday-related Domestic Express mails (DEMS) should be sent not later than December 12 (Wednesday), and December 10 (Monday) for International Express Mails (IEMS). Domestic Registered Mails should be posted before December 3 (Monday), while International Registered Mails not later than November 26 (Monday).

Meanwhile, Domestic Ordinary Mails should be sent on or before December 5 (Wednesday), International Ordinary (Air) mails not later than December 3 (Monday) and for International surface (Sea) mails not later than October 17 (Wednesday).

 The deadline for Domestic Parcels is set on December 3 (Monday), November 28 (Wednesday) for International Air Parcels, and International ordinary surface (Sea) parcels not later than October 15 (Monday).

Post Offices all over the country are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except holidays.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Delectable Videos (Creating Engaging Videos for Your Business)


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I'm now more into taking videos than writing since it I believe it gives more depth to a story. To be able to personally see an event coverage, or highlight a special feature like a hotel or food review, videos may do the trick better than just words or photos. There's also very little need to rephrase a lengthy speech or give a summary of what transpired. I could just let the viewers watch and let them interpret on their own, while just putting an overview or description of what they are watching.

However, just like food or a destination, we do need to spice up our videos by making it more engaging, thus editing is needed, and of course, they need to be informative and interesting enough so people will stick around watching until the end.

The challenge is to engage our followers so videos are among the content that could attract their curiosity, especially for those who do not like to read.

The aim is to make our videos delectable enough for consumption and should leave the viewers wanting more.

Thus, I'm attending the Delectable Videos (Creating Engaging Videos for Your Business) workshop on October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This workshop is brought to us by Globe MyBusiness Academy & Unionbank GlobalLinker in partnership with Manila Workshops & Villa Virtual.


Why Create Engaging Videos for Your Business?

● Videos provide a 74% increase in visitors’ understanding of a product.
● 45.5% of Internet users view at least one video over the course of a month.
● An average user spends 16 minutes and 49 seconds watching online video ads every month
● 80% of users remember the videos they watch online
● 46% of users take action after viewing a video online
● Your website visitors are 64% more likely to buy a product after watching a video.
● When video is included in an email there’s a 2 – 3 times increase in Click through Rates (CTR)



What you Will Learn:
1. Introduction (15 minutes)
2. Important Videos for Every Stage of your buyer’s journey (15minutes)
3. What makes for awesome videos for your Business
a) Planning (60 minutes)
i. Shot List
ii. Equipment
1. Video
a. Basic Camera Gear
b. Basic Lighting Gear
c. Lighting for Insta and FB Thumbnails (Photo)
2. Audio
a. Audio Tips
b) Shooting (45 minutes)
i. Basic Shots and Composition
ii. Environmentals (People enjoying the product, etc)
iii. Shots in Action and the 10-second rule
c) Editing (45 minutes)
i. Software
1. Organizing Clips
2. Narration
**PRACTICALS (Added Session) (60 minutes)
3. Summary
Who should attend?
– Business owners with physical product to sell
– Digital marketing agency staff
– PR practitioners
– Video producers who want to market their clients products online
– Content publishers
– Or anyone using video to sell or raise awareness of a product

Event Details:
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 8AM – 12NN
Venue: TBA
Learning Rates:
Early Bird Rate: Php 1,500 (until Oct 6)
Regular Rate: P2,500
**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!**
For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651


FOR PAYMENTS
If you are using Bank Deposit
We have 2 accounts you can use:
1. BPI (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: GPA Events Management Services
Account Number: BPI Peso Checking Account 1920-0279-77
2. Unionbank (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: Geraldine Anne Therese P. Arboleda
Account Number: 1094-510441-86
If using GCash 09178555990
After paying via bank deposit, may we request that you email a scanned copy of the validated transaction/deposit slip to veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com. Please indicate the training you signed up for and the name you used during registration.
POLICY ON REFUNDS:
I. We only refund payments for those who give us an advise on or before two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the workshop.
In case of any back-outs, we advise you to notify us via this email: payments@manilaworkshops.com
Please send the following details:
Paypal email address used or Complete Bank Account Name / Bank Account Number / Bank
II. In case refund requested did not make the 14 day cut-off, 50% of the amount paid will be given as credits to be used for another workshop with in the same year.
III. In case refund was made on the day of the event, amount deposited will be forfeited.

Venue:   

Address:

2nd Flr. Villa Development Corporation,, 7880 Jupiter St. cor. Polaris St. Poblacion, Makati City, 1209

Juan Big Idea: Ang Pagtuklas ng Makabagong Marketista - North Luzon Expedition


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Our beloved detective is all set to solve his next case in North Luzon.

Trail Detective Juan’s next move and unravel the clues in Juan Big Idea: Ang Pagtuklas ng Makabagong Marketista - North Luzon Expedition at the Teatro Ilocandia, Mariano Marcos State University, City of Batac, Ilocos Norte!

Avail your tickets now for this one of a kind journey. (inclusive of Freebies, Lunch, and Certificates):

• Members - P300
• Non-members - P350

For inquiries and concerns, you may contact Ms. Kathleen Sarsagat at 0945 548 6184 or email her at pjma.kasarsagat@gmail.com

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Friday, October 12, 2018

UP Medicine Choir Proudly Presents How Great Thou Art: A Homecoming Concert


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As we celebrate the heights we have reached, we humbly return with greater joy and gratitude for the gift of music. Let us once again share our passion for music as we show our gratitude to Him and to everyone that has helped us along the way.

The UP Medicine Choir proudly presents “How Great Thou Art: A Homecoming Concert” this October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM, at the UP - Philippine General Hospital Chapel, Manila. Tickets are priced at P180. For ticket inquiries, kindly contact Liza Laroco at 0916 770 8681. You may also visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/UPMedChoir, for more information. See you there!

This event is made possible in cooperation with: UP Medicine Student Council, UP Medical Students' Society, Medical Students for Social Responsibility-IPPNW Philippines, Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity, UP Pagsama: Pangkalusugang Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral, One’s True Nature, UP Collegiate Association of Speech Pathologists, UP Behavioral Science Society, UP Biology Majors Association, UP Pharmacy Junior Ambassadors of Music, UP Manila Belle, UP Manila Classical Ensemble.

Also brought to you by: UP Biochemistry Society, UP Manila Biorhythm, UP Manila Pre-Law Society, UP Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority Manila, UP Health Sciences and Pre-Medicine Society, and Nature’s Spring Water.

Special thanks to: UP Medics, Development Studies Society, UPM Peer Empowering Peers Society, Shoot UPM, Rotaract Club of UP Manila, UP Alpha Sigma Fraternity Manila, and Mont Albo Massage Hut.

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Lamudi's New Lead Management Tool Aims to Increase Broker Productivity


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Lamudi’s Lead Management Tool will help you complete your sales activities, view your communication history and see detailed property and contact records all in one place so you can manage your leads more efficiently.
In today’s rapid digitalization, lead management is crucial in driving any business’ sales, marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM) success. This is especially true in the highly competitive real estate industry.
And as one of the leading innovators of the Philippine real estate sector, Lamudi understands that as consumer demands grow, the technology has to keep up. The company remains true to that commitment with the launch of their newest feature: the Lead Management Tool.
This tool is designed to help property sellers manage their listings, follow up leads, and generate more new business efficiently. As a lead management system, the tool boasts of supportive features with easy-to-understand dashboards and integrations that enable sellers to track their leads and optimize their sales pipeline.  
From customer support to sales, marketing, and inventory management, this tool empowers sellers with an efficient product management solution.


Visualize and track sales opportunities with Lead Tagging
The Lead Management Tool’s Lead Tagging feature offers prospect tracking, where the seller can view prospective buyers who visited their listing and expressed interest. It incorporates lead intelligence collection which helps them discover leads through form submissions and client interactions.
Lead Tagging also helps sellers organize their leads depending on the buyers’ interests and willingness to convert. Sellers can set statuses on their leads to determine which leads are promising, unresponsive, or need follow-up.
Manage client communications with Messaging
What’s great about Lamudi’s Lead Management tool is its ability to record and update the seller’s communication history with prospective buyers through its messaging feature. This enables sellers to manage their relationships with their leads and attend to their inquiries promptly, taking advantage of a powerful automated closed-loop reporting system.
The Messaging feature has Call, Email, and SMS options available at the bottom of each lead section box. The user can view messages exchanged with the lead for all properties they’re interested in. Specific message details such as the sender information, as well as date and time the message was sent, can also be readily viewed.


Nurture lead generation with Lead Profiling
Usually, leads aren’t immediate sales the moment they are generated. Most leads may take time to nurture. With Lead Profiling, the seller can foster such leads and build relationships with prospective clients, eventually increasing its potential for complete sales. With regular, personalized and customer-specific information and conversations, long-term leads will prove more valuable than short-term ones.
Lead Profiles can be edited and updated anytime. They will help sellers remember and log significant information including the lead’s status, client interest, location interest, rooms and price preferences. They can also add a special comment section where sellers can include additional notes or remarks about specific leads. Lead profiling allows sellers to track their target market’s preferences and consumer behavior.
Close more property deals with less effort with Filtration
By using the Lead Management Tool’s Filtration feature, the seller can optimize their sales process with minimal effort by tracking, organizing and improving the user’s sales pipeline.
They can easily filter only the most qualified leads to help them save time and resources. Furthermore, the tool empowers sellers to improve their marketing initiatives by tracking and studying campaigns that yield the highest-quality leads. It also enables sellers to filter leads based on the status of a property listing. This helps sellers target leads that need to be followed up. To maximize time, sellers can also use filters simultaneously with a search value.
With the proper use of Lamudi’s Lead Management Tool, sellers can easily manage, optimize, and effectively market for sale properties without the inconvenience of complex digital processes.

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