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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ragnarok Journey Philippines Grand Party Event


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Now you can play Ragnarok without downloading and installing any software or client with its newest offering - Ragnarok Journey.

The game can be played by just registering for an account and going to a specific site for browser-based gaming fun. This makes the casual MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) from Gravity a lot more convenient for avid fans of the popular online game.

The new game also permits the player to have his character fight monsters, get loots and level-up while he does other activities, since you can leave your character exploring while you do other chores. With Auto Play, battling monsters throughout the world of Rune Midgard composed of zones and dungeons is now much easier.

The game also lets players choose a specialized class - such as Mage or Swordsman at Level 10.

Characters can also accumulate new abilities by manually adding skill points, and unleash devastating attacks on a menagerie of colorful fantasy monsters. They can also undertake quests from NPCs and enjoy daily rewards.

European-Themed Christmas Display Officially Starts the Season at City of Dreams Manila


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Another Christmas Tree lighting was held recently at the City of Dreams Manila is Pasay City. The annual activity is a much anticipated event since it formally starts the Christmas celebrations for the venue. The European-themed décor of its Christmas display at the main entrance greets the incoming visitors of the place - something that would bring smiles on their faces. There is also a A 22-foot teddy bear covered in LED lights at the garden area near the Nobu pool.

Many establishments usually officially hold Christmas activities immediately after the Halloween or All Saints day / All Souls Day season in the country, but the Christmas decors start as early as September, some do it even during the month of August.

The Manila Symphony Orchestra performed Christmas songs at City of Dreams Manila’s Christmas Display Ceremony, while Karylle Padilla -Yuzon serenaded the audience with holiday melodies.

Yuletide themed cookies were also being offered to guests during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Of course, complimentary drinks were also not far behind.

The event was graced by Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo and Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista. They were joined by Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Mrs. Janet Olivares, and Parañaque First District Congressman Eric Olivarez.

Other special guests include Belle Corporation Vice Chair Willy Ocier.

Earn Extra Cash by Joining TravelBook.ph Friend Ciode Program


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TravelBook.ph, the ultimate leisure provider for travelers in the Philippines, offers an easy way for you to earn up to 65% referral fees from your friends’ hotel and tour bookings! Their recently-launched Friend Code Program, formerly known as the TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program, has expanded and made even better as it now becomes open not just for bloggers and Facebook page owners, but for everyone!


Earn extra cash through your referrals

A lot of people can benefit from the Friend Code Program. Bloggers and social media mavens can now monetize their passion and social media presence by just sharing their friend code on their media platform. Meanwhile, college students and employees can also benefit in this program by encouraging their friends and colleagues to book via TravelBook.ph and input their Friend Code upon check out. Travel Agents can also maximize their earnings by using TravelBook.ph in booking their customer’s accommodations and tours and using their Friend Code for every transaction for cash back.


Free Registration

Signing up is easy! You can get your Friend Code in just one minute! Just visit https://friendcode.travelbook.ph/, click sign up, fill up and submit the online application form. You’ll, then, be redirected to the Friend Code Dashboard to access your account.


Highest Referral Fees

When you become a TravelBook.ph Friend Code partner, you can earn referral fees of up to 65%—the highest referral fee among all the affiliate programs in the e-commerce industry.


High Earning Potential

At TravelBook.ph Friend Code program, every booking counts as a legible way to earn referral fees! Every Friend Code Partner can now earn referral fees not just with hotel bookings but also with successful bookings for activities and tour plans.


Lowest Withdrawal Amount Requirement

TravelBook.ph pays you for every successful referred transaction. Once you reach the minimum amount of PHP 500, you can already withdraw your earnings through bank transfer or cheque payment.


Secure and Immediate Cashout

All transactions are tracked. In just seven (7) short days, you’ll be able to get and enjoy your instant referral fees! 


Sign Up, Share, and Earn

Start your Friend Code journey by following these easy steps:


1. Sign up as a Friend Code partner

Register a valid e-mail address at https://friendcode.travelbook.ph/. Once you’ve been approved as a Friend Code partner, you’ll get your unique 4-digit Friend Code.

As a bonus promo, all successful sign ups within November 21 to December 12, 2017 will automatically receive P200 on their account. All legible accounts for this promo will receive their P200 after one (1) working day.



2. Share your 4-digit code with your friends

Ask your friends to enter your Friend Code in the payment section every time they book their hotel and tour reservations at TravelBook.ph. There are tutorial videos available in your Friend Code Dashboard to help you effectively promote your code.

3. Get cashbacks on your own bookings

You may also use your Friend Code when booking your own tour, activities and hotel accommodations. Just enter your Friend Code at the payment section before completing the booking process.

4. Earn extra cash

The more you promote, the more you earn. With over 3,300 hotels and 1200 tour services nationwide listed at TravelBook.ph, you’ll never run out of leisure opportunities to advertise!


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TravelBook.ph encourages you to earn more and travel more! Be a Friend Code Partner today and earn extra cash. To know more about the Friend Code Program, please visit www.friendcode.travelbook.ph and sign up now!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at Burgoo!


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On November 23, America’s Thanksgiving Day celebration, Burgoo is giving away Free Cheeseburger and US Fries with P500 food purchase and a drink order in all of its outlets. This promo will run until November 26, is also Burgoo’s way of thanking God for its many blessings and giving back to its loyal guests!

An annual celebration in the US, Thanksgiving Day is now also celebrated in the Philippines which is also a time for merrymaking, shopping, family reunions and feasts. Enjoy Burgoo’s delicious and huge servings of quality American dishes. Feast on Burgoo’s sumptuous variety of appetizers to share, sandwich and burgers, soups and salads, stone-baked pizzas, delicious pasta, mouth-watering chicken and chops, seafood sensations, premium steaks and ribs, and luscious desserts. At Burgoo it’s always a family treat!

Burgoo outlets are located at Tomas Morato (9277424), Rockwell (8981815), The Podium (6875565), Gateway Mall (9136112), SM Mall of Asia (5560091), Robinsons Galleria (6336256), The Block (4420115), SM Marikina (4771934), Fairview Terraces by Ayala (720-9513), SM Southmall (5192114), The District Imus (0915-8023070), Starmall Prima in Taguig (632-1411), and Solenad 3 in Sta Rosa Laguna.

Game of Gadgets: Be a Wise Techie with These Simple Tips


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New gadgets are popping up faster than you can say the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (try saying that really, really, quick). That smartphone or electronic device you got last month is already halfway to being obsolete in a couple of months. Just look at the rate Apple and Samsung have been producing advertisements for their new phones.

Old models will be replaced by their brand new cousins with bigger and faster memory, clearer displays and more powerful cameras, in addition to a whole suite of new features. It’s a never-ending cycle.

But does that always have to be the case? Is it worth it always spending a big chunk of your hard-earned cash on to keep up with the trends, while your old gadgets sit one side, barely used after only a few months.

Most of us want to own a good, reliable gadget. Bonus points if it looks pretty. After all, inggit or envy has lead more than one Filipino to replace their devices even if they didn’t actually need one. It’s almost like a game or a race to see who can own the best and latest device first.

But to keep saving and putting aside that kind of money every few months (I’m looking at you, iPhone X) can be tough.

Here are some simple tips to get ahead of the game and come away with a winning device.



Know your priorities

It’s not wrong to indulge every now and then but know your priorities. As the old adage goes, “Live within your means.” Just because you can afford it now, doesn’t mean you absolutely have to buy it now. Reward yourself with that big buy after you’ve taken care of all the essentials.

Bonus tip: Do more with less. Get yourself a gadget that will benefit not just your lifestyle but your work or studies as well.


Take care of your gadgets

Like anything, gadgets last longer when they are well taken cared of. That means buying protective cases for them and generally handling them carefully. Too many knocks, cracks and scratches aren’t just bad for your phone’s over-all look can also damage the fragile internal components. So there are benefits to being mindful when handling your device.


Sell your old gadgets

Well-maintained gadgets that still look and perform great can be sold for a good sum. If you decide that you want to buy a new gadget, you can sell your old ones to someone else who needs it. If you’ve taken care of it, it’ll probably still function as good as new. You can then use the extra cash for your next purchase. Win-win!


Nehro Jacovf Ranay (@qualitygadgetsonline), a notable gadgets Carouseller offer this useful tip on how to sell preloved devices.

“Set your price in the middle of the lowest and the regular price for the item that you are selling,” he suggests. Pricing your gadgets too low may cause doubts on the usability of the product you’re selling, while setting a higher price might put off potential buyers due to cheaper alternatives.

It is important to remember that ALL buyers will always take into consideration getting the best value they can get for every purchase they make, preloved or otherwise.

Nehro explains further, “Setting the price in the middle is the best way to catch the audience attention because this gives the potential buyers a middle ground for buying. “



Be on the lookout for good deals


Be sure to keep an eye out for deals like sales and promos. On preloved marketplaces like Carousell, some users just want to declutter and get rid of their stuff at very reasonable prices Just be patient in looking for a good deal.


Carousell provides a platform for people with similar or related interests to come together and share their experience. For example your one-year-old cellphone might just be the gadget someone on a tight budget is looking for. Not only will it benefit the buyer, it will also help you net decent cash so you can buy a new cellphone.

In his experience, Nehro adds that Carousell has been a great place to sell his gadgets online. He makes enough selling electronic devices that it’s almost a part time job on the side of his studies.

It has been great due to the increasing amount of people using Carousell. More and more people view our phones and gadgets resulting to a higher total revenue.”

Gina Iniong Views Rematch with Mei Yamaguchi as Gateway to World Title Shot


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Gina “Conviction” Iniong has been a professional martial artist for the greater part of the last seven years as the six-time Philippines national Wushu champion’s extensive experience has brought her from the boxing ring to the Muay Thai circuit and eventually to the ONE Championship cage, where she has chosen to pursue her dreams of becoming a world champion.

Soft-spoken and generally reserved, Iniong admitted that it has been difficult adjusting to the spotlight.

While the biggest stars relish their time in front of the cameras, Iniong prefers to do her talking on the battlefield.

“Although I have been in this game long, I am still very shy. I do not think I will ever get used to talking to a large group of people. Speaking my mind and sharing my thoughts is a lot scarier than being inside that cage, that is for sure. It is better to let my fists do the talking,” she said.

Ever since she directed her career path to ONE Championship, Iniong has let her actions speak louder than her words as she looked absolutely dominant on the global stage.

The 28-year-old Team Lakay product battered Natalie Gonzales Hill en route to a unanimous decision this past April.

In front of a hometown crowd last 10 November at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, Iniong extended her winning streak inside the ONE Championship cage to two matches with an outstanding second-round finish of Indonesia’s Priscilla Hertati Lumbangaol.

Exactly fourteen days after her remarkable conquest of Lumbangaol, Iniong will make an immediate return to action to face Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi in a three-round atomweight encounter at ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT, which takes place at the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Friday, 24 November.

Iniong accepted the offer to fill in for ONE Atomweight World Lee Angela Lee, who withdrew from her title defense against Yamaguchi after suffering injuries from an unfortunate car accident nearly two weeks ago.

The aforementioned atomweight collision on the main card of ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT is a rematch from their first encounter three and a half years ago under a regional show in the Philippines, where Iniong pulled away with a razor-thin split decision victory over Yamaguchi.

Iniong believes that her second meeting with Yamaguchi could be seen as a stepping stone to a future shot at the world title.

“That is my ultimate motivation, to become world champion. That is why I joined this organization, to showcase my skills and to prove to the world that I have what it takes to be the best. My opponent is a good striker, so I have no doubt that this will be an entertaining contest,” she stated.

Iniong would have no qualms about going into an instantaneous title shot against Lee should she be victorious over Yamaguchi on Friday.

“I will face whoever ONE Championship wants me to face. I am ready, anytime. But I have my eye on the champion, and I want that belt,” she declared.

As Iniong is set to step inside the ONE Championship cage for the third time this 2017, she has a clear vision in her mind.

Iniong knows that she will be locked inside the steel structure opposite a familiar foe like Yamaguchi, but she also recognizes what she has to do to get the job done.

“I will try to finish my fight in with a first-round knockout or submission. This is an opportunity to put me closer to my dream. I am giving everything that I have to get my hand raised this Friday,” she ended.

​For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

Palace Backs DOTr; Assures Gov't Pursuing Solutions Amid MRT Woes


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Malacanang expressed its support for Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade amid resignation calls due to recent unfortunate incidents involving MRT-3, citing that the government is doing its best to address MRT-3 problems that have accumulated for decades.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, while the palace understands public dismay over the MRT-3 system, calling for Tugade to resign will not solve the problem.

"He [Tugade] enjoys the full trust and confidence of the President. The President has said he will back up Secretary Tugade in whatever he may need to effect immediate reform to the MRT” Roque said in a press conference today.

Roque also assured train commuters that President Duterte is not indifferent to the suffering of commuters, and that he will carry his brand of political will to improve the country’s public transportation system.

“With the President assuming that he will be responsible for the MRT, let us give the President the opportunity to rectify the many problems that his administration inherited from the past. We will show the same political will that the President has shown in his fight against illegal drugs, in his fight against corruption, in bringing this vital service of transportation to the people as well,” he added.

While the ills of the MRT-3 system are the result of cumulative errors in policy and operational decisions made across previous administrations, Roque was quick to clarify that finger-pointing is not the practice of the Duterte administration.

“Hindi tayo naghuhugas ng kamay. Tinatanggap po natin ang paghamon diyan sa MRT na ‘yan at ang Presidente na mismo ang humingi ng paumanhin dahil nga dun sa palaging pagsira ng ating MRT,” Roque said.

“We are not resorting to finger-pointing. Sinasabi lang po namin lahat nung mga naging problema, ‘yung pagpapalit ng maintenance provider at pagtatalaga ng BURI, ‘yan po ay ginawa sa nakaraang administrasyon. Hindi naman po pupwedeng overnight na mapawalang-bisa ‘yan,” he added.

The DOTr has already terminated the contract of Busan Universal Rail, Inc. (BURI), the system's maintenance contractor, citing poor performance and inefficiency, among others. Charges against officials responsible for the current state of the MRT-3 system have already been filed, demonstrating that failure to deliver on the responsibilities of public office carries consequences, and that those accountable will be held liable.

On an operational level, the entire Philippines railway sector — DOTr, MRT-3, LRTA, PNR — have been called on to form the MRT-3’s Maintenance Transition Team (MTT) upon BURI's contract termination. Since the team took over, fewer incidences of unloading have been recorded and more train sets have been rolled out during peak hours.

The DOTr is also currently pursuing multiple options for getting a competent, qualified, and experienced maintenance service provider for the MRT-3 in the short- to medium-term.

And, finally, the DOTr already granted Original Proponent Status to the proponent of an Unsolicited Proposal for the rehabilitation, operations and maintenance of MRT-3. This is expected to solve the historical fragmented approach of running MRT-3 (separate owner, different maintenance provider, and different operator), which has contributed to the system’s current condition. The proposal, once implemented, is expected to restore MRT-3’s reliability and double its capacity in the medium- to long-term.

The DOTr reassures the public that it is determined in its commitment to restore convenience and reliability for the 500,000 daily riders of MRT-3, and that it will leave no rock unturned, until it has delivered on that promise.

Ben Askren Has No Intention of Giving Up Welterweight Gold in Career’s Final Bout


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Ben “Funky” Askren isn’t just the reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion, but he is also universally recognized as one of the best welterweights in the entire world.

Askren is highly regarded for his outstanding wrestling background that earned him two NCAA Division I national championship trophies and the privilege to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Growing up in the Midwestern United States, a region traditionally known as a hotbed for amateur wrestling, Askren was motivated by the spirit of competition and wanted to participate in a sport where he could be the master of his own fate.

Askren had long planned switch to mixed martial arts and conquer that sport once he hung up his wrestling boots.

Following his 2008 Olympic campaign, Askren made the transition and has flawlessly translated his exemplary grappling skills into his growing skillset.

In his eight-year run as a professional martial artist, Askren holds an immaculate standing of 17-0, 1 No Contest, owning five submission victories and five knockout triumphs.

The 33-year-old American will step into the cage for the very last time on Friday, 24 November as he defends his coveted title against former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki in the main event of ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT, which takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Coming off masterful performance against talented challengers such as Agilan Thani and Zebaztian Kadestam in 2017, Askren looks to cap off a momentous year and an illustrious career with one last title defense versus a tough opponent like Aoki.

“Shinya is a really good final opponent. Obviously, he is a legend of the sport, and he is a really big challenge on the ground, which is where I like to compete, personally. I am excited for this bout,” he said about his marquee match-up with Aoki.

Askren revealed that he did not think a match with Aoki was an option, considering the 34-year-old Tokyo, Japan native is an Evolve MMA teammate.

However, Askren admitted that the more he thought about it, the more he loved the idea of sharing a martial arts platform with Aoki.

“He is a grappler and has a great skill set that I respect, so I think it will be a great battle,” Askren quipped.

Known by his cage moniker “Tobikan Judan” or “The Grandmaster of Flying Submissions” due to his spectacular submission victories, Aoki is widely regarded as the most dominant lightweight in Asia for the better part of the last decade as he has had 47 professional bouts and strutted his wares in various promotions.

In addition, Aoki proudly owns black belts in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has won an astonishing 25 of his 39 matches via submission.

Even with Aoki’s accomplishments and his dynamic grappling pedigree, which vastly contrasts from the American’s approach in the cage, Askren guaranteed that he will continue to employ his signature game plan of wrestling his opponent to the ground and using an impeccable top game to finish off his opposition.

“I said from day one that I am the best in the world at what I do, and this is what I am going to do every single time. I have been saying that since I started in 2009, and I believe it more strongly than ever because I have proved it 17 times now, and I am pumped to prove it again,” he stated.

Askren maintained that he has no intentions of giving up his gold-plated strap to Aoki as he collides with the Japanese submission wizard at ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT.

“He’s going to stick around until I put him out,” the undefeated ONE Welterweight World Champion declared with confidence.

​For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

Yoshitaka Naito to Defend One Strawweight World Championship Against Alex Silva at One: Warriors of the World


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The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced another blockbuster showdown at ONE: WARRIORS OF THE WORLD, scheduled for the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Saturday, 9 December. Undefeated ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Chiba, Japan will defend his title against Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Sao Paulo, Brazil in the main event of the evening.

Ticket information for ONE: WARRIORS OF THE WORLD is available at www.onefc.com.

Yoshitaka Naito, ONE Strawweight World Champion, stated: “Winning the ONE Strawweight World Championship and becoming world champion has always been a dream of mine. To be recognized amongst my peers as the best at what I do, it’s important to me. Having this belt means I am a master of my craft. It hasn’t been easy. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but I am prepared to do whatever it takes. Alex Silva is a worthy challenger and an amazing competitor. I look forward to testing my skills against him.”

Alex Silva, ONE World Title Challenger, stated: “Defeating Hayato Suzuki has been one of my greatest accomplishments inside the ONE Championship cage. I was very well prepared to for him, I expected a tougher match and I did not expect him to try to take me down and compete with me on the ground because I knew if it went to the ground that I would submit him. So I saw the armbar, I went for it and now we’re here. I'm competing for the ONE Strawweight World Championship and have a chance to be known as the best strawweight in the world. I'm excited for the opportunity and in the name of Jesus Christ, I will bring this belt back to my team, Evolve! Honor and glory to God!”

Reigning and defending ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Chiba, Japan, is an unbeaten in his professional career with a perfect 12-0 record. He owns six victories by submission and one by knockout. The 33-year-old, who made a name for himself at Japan’s world famous Korakuen Hall competing for Shooto as its Flyweight Champion, captured the ONE Strawweight World Championship in by submitting the Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in his promotional debut in 2016. Naito makes the second defense of his strawweight belt against Alex Silva in Bangkok this December.

Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a second-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and world champion with a professional record of 6-1. Silva is riding high on a five-bout winning streak, rapidly climbing ONE Championship’s stacked flyweight ranks. He is a technical grappling specialist with a penchant for securing highlight-reel submission finishes. With steadily increasing confidence, Silva’s last five victories have all ended in spectacular fashion. In his most recent contest, Silva made quick work of the highly-regarded and previously unbeaten Hayato Suzuki, earning him an opportunity at the ONE Strawweight World Championship.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

Smart Tips in Buying the Right Refrigerator


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The days of boring, old-fashioned refrigerators are gone. Today, manufacturers are constantly innovating technologies that make them more attuned to the needs of today’s buyers. But with the many brands available, how can you be sure that you are making the right choice?

According to Dyeun Zapanta, Sales and Marketing Head of Beko Philippines, households still put great value on the quality of the food that they eat. Despite the hectic pace of today's lifestyle, it is still important to serve only fresh and nutritious meals to your family. That is why your fridge must have all the right features to help you store your food items as best you can.

To help you make the right choice, Beko, one of the largest appliance brands in Europe, listed a few things to consider when buying a new refrigerator.

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