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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Master Chefs 2013 : From Barangay Cooking Idols to Talented Master Chefs


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I have a knack for cooking. Somehow, after I'm able to taste a certain dish and if provided with all the ingredients (optional), I would immediately be able to figure out how the dish was cooked. It comes out easy to determine which ingredient comes first and how they are prepared to be ready for cooking.

I am also very fond of trying out new dishes especially if its presentation is attractive and colorful. Many call it gourmet food where cooking becomes an art and a science as well. This is probably why I have a lot of food reviews in my blog. I do not really eat that much but I do love tasting each and every dish served to me.

It fascinates me to see cooking demos especially if its done by chefs who really are very creative in their cooking and presentation. I guess there has been an increase in the number of students who like to pursue a culinary art degree because I've been seeing a lot of chefs in the news lately. They've also become like superstars following the footprints of sports athletes and celebrities being recruited as endorsers of popular brands.

Globe Business Updates IT-BPOs of its Network Transformation



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Reaffirming its continuous commitment to offer better solutions to its customers, Globe Business recently provided an update of its network transformation to the members of Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) during their General Members Meeting held at the Fairmont Hotel Makati.

"We want to make businesses better. And that definitely includes making the lives of our clients and their ecosystem better as well," said Nikko Acosta, the new Head of Globe Business Enterprise Group, as he described the very thrust that has defined the corporate arm of Globe all these years, adding that "the basic core offers will not work if we do not have a very strong network. It is to this end that Globe Business is boldly undertaking the network upgrade head on.”

Acosta shared that the transformation is currently taking place in three key areas: access or mobility, fiberized transport, and full IT connectivity. Focusing on these elements translates to wider coverage, clearer calls, prompt text messaging and faster internet browsing for consumers. Because of the great magnitude and capital expense of turning this vision into reality, he acknowledged that the transformation is being experienced at varying levels.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Grandparents Day : Make Wonderful Memories With Your Grandparents at Araneta Center




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Our lolos and lolas hold a special place in our hearts. We never fail to be fascinated whenever they tell us stories about their youth, and we love how they dote on us even when we’ve grown out of our pigtails and sandos. They discipline us, but they also always make sure we get to indulge on life’s simple pleasures. We cannot thank them enough for being such a big part of our lives.

This Grandparents’ Day, you can turn the tables and show your grandpa and grandma your love and appreciation by spending the day bonding at the Araneta Center. On September 8, create beautiful and memorable moments with your lolo and lola at Making Memories, a special photo exhibit showcasing life’s precious moments. The photo exhibit will also include tips on how to strengthen brain power.

The event will be made more unforgettable with a special performance by balladeer Chad Borja. The Binibining Pilipinas queens, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda, and Binibining PIlipinas 2013 1st Runner-up Pia Wurtzbach will also grace the opening of the Making Memories Photo Exhibit.

WD Philippines Launches “WD Caption Me” Facebook Contest



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WD Philippines is giving consumers an opportunity to experience the first hard drive designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems with RAID.

“WD Caption Me” Facebook Contest invites consumers in the Philippines to express and share the benefits of having WD Red™ hard drives in a NAS system.

Beginning from 05 September, 2013, consumers can follow these simple steps to participate:

o Visit WD Philippines Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WDPhilippines and click on the link to the contest site.

o In not more than 25 words, tell us “How will the WD Red Hard Drive and Synology® NAS system help you manage your data?”

Max's Inaanak Grand Fun Day : A Successful Fun-Filled Family Event!




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I have never seen so much kids in just one room - and together with their parents, bonding together doing fun-filled activities like coloring, playing in the kids pen, falling in line in the many photo booths, watching episodes of Superbook, and a fascinating colorful play on stage - makes me miss my childhood days when we were so carefree and all we think about is playing endlessly.

With the new generation of kids right now, it's very rare to see children playing on the streets. Most of them will now sit and stare in front of either the TV or computer screen - watching cable TV shows or playing their favorite games.

Many are also online playing on a virtual world where you simulate extraordinary experiences playing the roles of maybe an adventurer, a celebrity, or a rockstar!

Max's Inaanak Grand Fun Day was a great initiative to bring the kids out of their homes and enjoy learning activities with their parents.

Balinese Feast at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino at a Limited Time Only


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The mouth-watering Babi Guling or Roasted Suckling Pig could very well be the only photo I will post yet it will surely bring out an appetite in you.

It's one of the many dishes served during Balinese nights buffet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for only until the 8th so be sure to drop by at Hyatt to indulge in a feast that's authentic Indonesian cuisines.

There's Assorted Krupuk or Indonesian crackers, Bebek Betutu or Roasted Duck Wrapped in Banana Leaves, Kol Sejuk (Shredded Cabbage, Bell Pepper, Shallot, with Chili Lime Dressing), Sate Buntel Sapi or Minced Beef Satay, Tambusan Be Pasih or Steamed Mackerel in Banana Leaves, Sate Ikan or Seafood Satay, Sate Lilit or Minced Seafood Satay, Sate Sapi or Beef Satay, or Sate Ayam or Chicken Satay, plus desserts found in Indonesia like Pisang Rai and Kue Wajik

Of course, add with it several other choices that has made buffet an awesome festive dining experience.

But you need to drop everything right now because the Balinese feast is only until September 8. Please see below for more photos from my dining experience at their Market Cafe restaurant. Warning: This is not yet a food review. It's just an announcement so you could immediately visit the Hyatt and get to dine on sensatinoal gastronomical delights straight from real Chefs from Indonesia.

The Globe Tower Features Cutting-Edge In-Building Solution


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Globe Telecom partnered with Huawei Technologies to provide state-of-the-art in-building wireless service solution for the company’s new corporate headquarters located in the country’s premier business district, Bonifacio Global City.

An in-building solution addresses the need for dedicated seamless indoor coverage and location-based services and applications.

The end-to-end in-building solution design involves the deployment of hybrid fiber and RF coaxial distributed antenna system (DAS) to provide high-capacity multi-technology mobile broadband services in The Globe Tower. The design provides delivery of consistent and seamless coverage in all areas of 28-floors of The Globe Tower including lifts, and parking areas.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pony Show Off 3 : Are You A Digital Rock Star?

 


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You may not write songs like the Beatles, exhibit guitar wizardry like Eddie Van Halen or even dish out classics like Led Zeppelin – heck, you may not even know any of the people we mentioned but still you can’t pass for having the charm of One Direction – but it doesn’t matter. As long as you’ve got insane digital design skills, then you are just the kind of rock star we need.

PONY Footwear, the brand that sports and music rock icons have built, is once again on a mission to find the most talented digital design artists and maverick video filmmakers for this year’s PONY SHOW OFF! Digital Film and Poster Art Competition.

Already on its third year, the ongoing search runs only until October 15, 2013. The first two years already saw amazing cash prizes and awesome Pony shoes given away to the winning designers and filmmakers. So don’t feel left out, this year might just be your time to shine.

Epson Partners with NAPOCOR, MMWPC; Plants 4,000 Trees



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For its annual tree planting and nurturing activity this year, Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc. (EPPI), worked with the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Malaraya-Malepunyo Watershed Protection Council (MMWPC) and planted about 4,000 seedlings at Mt. Malaraya-Malepunyo (Biak-na-Bundok) in Brgy. Talisay, Lipa City, Batangas last August 3.

EPPI President Kazuyuki Amano led the event, with over 190 volunteers from EPPI.

This year, EPPI was able to cover two hectares of land, planting about 4,000 seedlings of various trees that are indigenous to the Philippines, including Narra, Kupang, Tibig, Toog, and Taluto. Every Epson volunteer was asked to plant a minimum of 20 seedlings. The company expects a survival rate higher than the 88% result from last year’s tree-planting activity.


Plush and Play from the GK Enchanted Farm


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RIPE and READY for the picking, is Plush And Play!

Plush and Play proves to us that any business can be shaped into a Social Enterprise - even the manufacturing of toys!

First in their toy collection is the Enchanted Farm Barkada! Skillfully designed by the nanays at the farm, these toys will make it easy for kids to be endeared with fruits and vegetables! Can you spot Anne Kamatis and Buko Martin? How about Apple de Ap and Jessica Saging?

Each toy uses hypoallergenic cloth and filing, and non-toxic materials. They are all-safe for children!


Marc Pingris Versus Kelly Nabong


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"San Mig Coffee Mixer Marc Pingris and GlobalPort Batang Pier Kelly Nabong were ejected early in the third quarter after figuring in a scuffle on Wednesday, at the Cuneta Astrodome, during their PBA Governors' Cup game and are bracing for tough sanctions.

The two were ejected after figuring in a scuffle early in the third quarter of the San Mig Coffee - GlobalPort game on Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

"Accept ko yung nagawa kong pagkakamali," said Pingris. "Di maganda sa mga batang nanonood ngayon e. Kasi kami yung ini-idolo nila."
- GMA News

Content and photo from GMA News

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Globe Makes Job Search Easier And More Accessible With New Mobile Internet Bundle



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Globe Telecom paves the way for easier and more accessible job hunting for jobseekers by offering its prepaid subscribers unlimited access to leading online recruitment site JobStreet.com via the mobile phone as part of a mobile surfing bundle.

With MAIL20 Plus, users can search for job vacancies by position, location or specialization; receive personalized job alerts; e-mail resumes; and instantly apply for a desired job opening using their mobile phone anytime, anywhere via m.jobstreet.com, the mobile site of JobStreet.com accessible by typing m.jobstreet.com on the phone browser or through the JobStreet Mobile App available for download to most smartphones.

The JobStreet Mobile App allows users to browse through jobs by categories or fields of expertise, view personal job matches and receive job alerts, save job searches and views, share job openings to friends and contacts, and apply for job vacancies. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play, BlackBerry World, and Windows Market.

Adidas Celebrates Bonds Between Girls

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Adidas proudly introduces its first Southeast Asia campaign for women, all in for #mygirls. The initiative is driven by a refreshed cross-category brand direction which centres on the key insight that girls in Southeast Asia rely on their peers and communities as a source of strength and play an instrumental role in inspiring each other to go all in, whatever their pursuits.
 
Created by women for women, #mygirls is about providing inspiration, support and motivation through the sharing of real stories of real women through multiple touch points, to encourage Southeast Asia girls to go all in for their sporting passions.

adidas teamed up with local ambassadors from across the region – Fay Hokulani (representing Malaysia and Singapore), Karylle (Philippines), Si Phitsinee Tanwiboon (Thailand), Maria Selena Nurcahya (Indonesia) and Nguyen Thi Kim Dung (Vietnam) – bringing them together on one social platform to connect and share their experiences, sporting passions and personal motivations to spur each other and other girls on in their individual pursuits.

US Intervention on Syria May Provoke World War 3


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"If a US intervention happens in Syria. Russia, China and Iran would back up Syria while Turkey will be on US side. Israel and Saudi Arabia might also help since they're pressuring Pres. Obama to attack Assad's regime. According to Iran, they'll attack Israel if Syria was attacked. If things turn sour, the US and its allies might have a war with Russia, China and Iran. And speaking of allies, the Philippines is included among the list. Since we have a mutual defense treaty with the United States and China is pressured on Washington's pivot to Asia, there is a chance that China will also attack us. Japan might get involved too because of their current disputes with China on the Senkaku islands and on the US military bases in Japan. I'm not sure with Russia but I'm pretty sure that they'll help China.

World War 3.

How I wish I am wrong." - Jam Ancheta
The world might end in approximately 5 years I think. Just take a look at the arms race. The time is now ripe for WW3. If it will be a nuclear war. It will be less than 5 years. There's a ballistic effect to it. If we don't get destroyed in war, we will die because of the radiation. Mutually assured destruction. Think apocalyptic scenarios.


Proactiv Refining Mask : For a Brighter Younger Looking Complexion

  
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There's the Proactiv Refining Mask, a scientifically mask proven and used by millions of customers worldwide, that my young teenage daughter uses as a rinse-off mask to perfectly complement the Proactiv 3-step Combination Therapy System which came free with her purchase of the Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit. Even if you buy it on its own, it is economical because one tube can last for a month. It can be used as a regular mask, and doubles as an emergency blemish treatment too!

The Proactiv Refining Mask is recommended to be incorporated with the Proactiv 3-Step System everyday for the first week of use, and then 3 times a week for maintenance. Its ingredients are carefully developed to complement the Proactiv 3-step system.

It is convenient and easy to use and can be easily applied and rinsed off with water. Other masks can be sticky during application, can be time-consuming and can be very messy. It also effectively reaches all parts of the skin and penetrates pores unlike traditional facial sheets.

Its vitamin-enriched formula helps give my daughter a brighter, younger looking complexion.


Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Confirms Monlighting as Taxi Driver at Night


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"Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte confirmed that he sometimes drives a taxi to personally monitor the situation in the city. He added that his passengers get to ride the taxi for free." - ABS-CBNNews.com
We've been to Davao several times already and it amazed us how the Duterte clan can make Davao clean, smoke free, crime rate so low, and safe for tourist to roam around even at wee hours of the night. he people are so friendly and best of all, the taxi drivers don't take advantage of the tourists. 

Wow, just shows how good the guy is - 4th safest in the world is in the Philippines. He does what our society needs - political will and punishes crime - that's why he is effective. I hope Duterte runs for President in 2016. Davao is one of the safest, disciplined cities in the country. He could make it also possible for the entire country.

I love this mayor!! I believe in his principles!! If only all city mayors can be half of this man, then our country would draw more tourist and transients and our city would surely be marked in the map too as a place to be!

Marc Nelson Endorses Lifeproof Cases to Protect Your Gadgets

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Lifeproof has an ambassador that truly believes in their products! Unlike many popular celebrities who only promote because they were hired and paid to do so, Marc Nelson has been a believer and user of the product even before Lifeproof asked him to be the brand ambassador.

This is what every consumer needs from the personalities who do product endorsement. We do not believe the fake ones like the already white-as-snow celebs who promote whitening creams promising the same for their clueless fans or supporters, or the celebs who promote junk food that contradicts their healthy and fit lifestyle.

Marc Nelson has convinced me that the product is truly useful, reliable and efficient because he is an epitome of what Lifeproof was meant to be: tough and sporty!

Torque Adds Droidz Motion and Droidz Quad to its Affordable Android Roster


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The use of mobile phones these days have gone beyond calling and texting. It has evolved into a multi-functional device that is used for connecting in different platforms. According to a recent study revealed by TNS, a global customized Research Company: Filipinos use their phones for taking photos or videos; browsing the internet, and; some for social networking, among others.

Understanding the needs and behaviors of consumers, Torque, a proudly Filipino mobile brand, continues to find ways to provide options to mobile users that fit their lifestyle and budget.

Torque introduces the DROIDZ Motion and DROIDZ Quad as the latest addition to its affordable Android lineup. The homegrown mobile brand ups the game as these two new models operate on MT6589 Quad Core CPU with 4GB ROM and 512MB RAM, and run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Yabu : House of Katsu Opens at The Block of SM City North EDSA

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Yabu : The House of Katsu boasts of authentic Japanese Katsu that is so delicious and soft, it literally melts in your mouth.

I got to try out their Seafood Katsu set 2 composed of Salmon, Black Tiger Prawn, Crab and Oyster for only Php 545 during their simple inauguration and restaurant blessing at their newest branch located at the Block of SM City North EDSA.

A priest was invited to bless the entire place of which included even the people working for that branch. From the restaurant lobby entrance, to the kitchen and even all the way inside the bathroom, that was filled with write-ups about Yabu: The House of Katsu, the priest generously sprinkled holy water and uttered a few prayers.


Mariness Ledesma : Is She the Newest Love Interest of PNoy?


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It's been all over the news that President Noynoy Aquino's has a new love interest by the name of Mariness “Kim” Ledesma, a CPA-lawyer at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) which coincidentally is where Mar Roxas heads as Secretary.


We can see very well that the age gap is very obvious but let's just give our President a break. After all, he deserves someone special in his life so he would appreciate the beauty of eventually having a family. It is never too late for him to finally get a first lady.

To stir us away momentarily from the PDAF or pork barrel scam and pause the hatred for a while for everyone's favorite punching bag Janet Lim Napoles, plus the extravagantly lavish lifestyle of her daughter Jeane as seen from her blog and social media accounts.

Globe Prepaid Subscribers to Enjoy a Wonderful Digital World with New Game-Changing Offers


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Globe Telecom Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Peter Bithos leads the launch of the telco’s newest prepaid promos that offer all major global over-the-top (OTT) messaging services for free as part of its core call and text bundle, a first among telcos around the world. 

With GoUNLI30, prepaid subscribers get unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited calls to Globe & TM users, and unlimited access to instant messaging and chat applications Viber, Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and major OTT players without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges for only P30 valid for 1 day. 

Subscribers who want access to pure messaging apps can register to UNLICHAT25 which offers uninterrupted use of Viber, Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and major OTT players for only P25 valid for 1 day, without the need for Wi-Fi. 

With GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25, subscribers can connect with more than 1 billion users regardless of mobile networks and location around the world. To register, text GOUNLI30 or UNLICHAT25 to 8888, or dial *143# for free.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

KPub BBQ Meat All You Can : Korean Barbecue and Heineken Bar at the BGC



Juan Gabriel Sison, Kate of Warner Music, Yeon Suk No (CEO of Pepsi), Congresmman Lino Cayetano, Vice Mayor Cruz, Herbert Sy, George Puia, Lani Cayatenao,  Marc Chuakaw, Hubby Hernandez and Javier Reyes


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Banking on the rising popularity of Korean entertainment in the country, No Limits Foods Inc., led by its president, George Nocum Pua opened Kpub the first Korean themed restaurant bar at The Fort Bonifacio city which feature korean pop music and videos....Meat all you can, Korean BBQ and The first Heineken bar in the Philippines .

Meat all you can promo offers the 499 package with a one hour limit as soon as meats are served and the No Limits P899 package which serves additional premium meats and entrees. Both package come with limitless soup, salad and side dishes.

And at the Heineken Bar is another first ... the kegulator.. a modern day barrel of beer which dispenses over 20 glasses of cold premium beer served at your table.

Jessy Mendiola is on the Cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine September 2013 Issue


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Jessy Mendiola is on FIRE !!!

Acquaint yourself with Jessy Mendiola - an often seen, but rare butterfly. The Maria Mercedes star opens up to Cosmopolitan magazine about her little-known life story. You'll walk away inspired after reading "Hey, Jessy!"
Jessy Mendiola looks empowered yet sexy without overshowing of skin.  Indeed, Jessy is a true Cosmo girl.
I love it! Another kapamilya star! Thank you, Cosmo for making her your cover girl this month and also for the Cosmo men! I love all the centerfolds! More power! 

PMAP Annual Conference Turns Gold



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The global economic landscape is seeing a new dawn, with Asia as its center and the Philippines, its sweet spot. The turnaround could not have come at a more opportune time. A young Filipino workforce is raring to go and governance is breaking through a renaissance of accountability and transparency. The message is unequivocal: We are open for business! It’s all systems go.

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of HR practitioners and people managers in the country today, will hold its 50th Annual Conference at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from September 25-27, 2013.

With the theme “Global Opportunities. Leaping. Forward. Defying Limits,” this year’s conference will update people managers and HR practitioners on the latest trends and practices in human resource management and employee relations. With fifty years of thought leadership, advocacy and camaraderie, the PMAP conference will reach another milestone as it moves towards its quest for gold.

Tattoo and iPad Mini is the Perfect Equation


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E=MC2 is perhaps the most famous equation of all time. When it comes to technology and internet connectivity, Tattoo and the iPad Mini are two constants that make for a perfect equation.

I would want to have an iPad Mini which I was hoping to find posted at Zalora Philippines, and planning to save up and buy one this coming Christmas season. By December it may have lowered its price or maybe on a stand-still to make it competitive with the many low-priced gadgets that are equally fascinating " toys" for geeks like me. Then I will match it with a Tattoo stick for my Internet connection needs. Now that's a perfect match.

As the most reliable mobile broadband in the country, only Tattoo elevates one’s internet experience further, enhancing the use and functionality of the latest gadgets, tablets, and devices.

With a Tattoo plan for the iPad Mini raised to the power of LTE for speeds of up to 42 Mbps, it paves the way for buffer-free video streaming, photo uploads, seamless browsing and webpage viewing, optimizing a product’s full range of capabilities.


Baby Expo Philippines 2013 : Welcoming Life, Love and Care



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Many young and soon-to-be parents will be excited to attend an event created for young families especially those with infants and young children. The event will be very helpful for new parents who are still learning the proper way to effectively take care of their children at their very young stages of development.

Baby Expo Philippines 2013 – “Welcoming Life, Love and Care” is the country’s biggest family expo dedicated to nurture family development and child care with over 200 participating brands and over 10,000 expected visitors, to be held on December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

This three day event cover the stages of family growth from maternity, newborns, toddlers and early childhood, providing seminars and talks to Filipino families that seek relevant tips and trends to improve their children’s health, safety, security, education and more - all these while children can enjoy in fun-filled activities specially organized to widen their horizon while having the time of their lives.

Janet Napoles, Benhur Luy and Merlina Sunas : Do They Deserve Special Treatment at the Expense of Taxpayer's Money?


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"President Aquino indefinitely suspending the release of PDAF is a good start. 

In due time, a new system is necessary where the people will benefit the most from it (and without giving any government official the opportunity to get a commission from it).

I also hope that the media will be cautious in stirring the emotions of people. At times, I felt like malice is being insinuated on how some of the media portrays Napoles manner of surrender and the actions taken by the government to guarantee her safety." - Janette Toral from http://www.bloggingfromhome.com/2013/09/janet-lim-napoles-benhur-luy-merlina.html

Everyone has been crying out for fair treatment and justice recently.

Almost immediately after the call for the Million People March went viral online where social media played a major role in bringing together thousands, if not millions, of people in Luneta, Malacanang surprisingly called for a press conference where the President announced he is in favor of scrapping the PDAF. The call for people to unite might have triggered the decision of our President Benigno Simeon Aquino III or more popularly known as PNoy or Noynoy to abolish or suspend the PDAF or best known to many as the pork barrel fund.

Laguna Blogging Summit Core Team Holds Press Confrence


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Core team members of the Laguna Blogging Summit organizing committee went to Laguna at the Philippine Information Office to hold a press conference for members of the media to discuss about the second offering of the Laguna Blogging Summit which will be held in the Cultural Center of Laguna located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

The team members were composed of Grace Bondad Nicolas, Pepi De Leon, Dianne Salonga, Ivan Saldajeno, and Ross Del Rosario. One of the speakers, Rhodora Espiritu, a librarian, of the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit was also invited to attend to answer questions pertaining to the Laguna Blogging Summit.

The Laguna Blogging Summit is a gathering of blogging and social media experts who have collaborated to bring you an event where the attendees can learn valuable information related to social media and its varying influence, usage and benefits.


Jobert Sucaldito Hospitalized After an Accident with a Cucumber

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This has got to be the most hilarious news I've read in my Facebook timeline this morning : Jobert Sucaldito, Hospitalized After an Accident with a Vegetable.

Last time I've heard an almost similar case which warranted the need to go to a hospital was the removal of a bottle from the ass of another guy of which one of the hospital staff in the operating room even took a video while laughing out loud in the process.

I really do not know the nitty-gritty details and how the news was leaked. News have mentioned that the showbiz reporter is now recuperating after an operation at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City removing the cucumber from his private part. The cucumber must have not been good enough to withstand the pressure that it broke or it ws pushed too hard that it got in so deep inside...Hahaha!!!


Wally Bayola Does the Chito Miranda with EB Babe Yosh


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It looks like Wally Bayola, a comedian and co-host of GMA 7's noontime show Eat Bulaga is doing the Chito Miranda thing with EB Babes Yosh as leaked by a video showing the two doing "it" in front of a video camera of which both of them are fully aware.

In fact, Wally Bayola was the one setting it up so it will get a perfect shot while the two were in the act of intimate love-making.

What's their excuse this time? Hard drive stolen, video camera got snatched, an angry family member or relative leaked it online, etc...

I really do not know which video was shot first (for they never learn that private videos only get leaked if there's one out there) and if the act of taking videos while having intercourse is now the past time of celebrities to give them some sort of thrill or trophy.

Boston Cafe of Los Banos, Laguna: All-Day Breakfast for Lunch


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Boston Cafe is one of Los Banos' (eLBi) long-running restaurants. It is located very near the Centtro Mall along Lopez Avenue (Grove).

Looking at their menu, the coffee drinks and meals at this local cafe were fairly priced. We dined on their All Day Breakfast meals of ham and egg, while enjoying their air-conditioned restaurant with free wi-fi.

Their walls were artistically designed except for one which may have been painted over already with green. They also have a few tables and chairs outside for the smokers or those who just wish to hang out outside. It would be cool to stay outside except for the smoke coming from the vehicles passing.

This is where we had lunch before proceeding to a press conference for members of the press to discuss about the 2nd run of the Laguna Blogging Summit.


Kung Fu Divas Stars Marian Rivera and AiAi Delas Alas


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Two of the country’s “box-office divas” from rival TV networks—Kapamilya Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera—will forces in this year’s funniest epic comedy-adventure film titled “Kung Fu Divas,” which will hit cinemas nationwide on October 2 (Wednesday).

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Star Cinema continues its two-decade tradition of sharing stories of pure laughter and entertainment to the Filipino audience by teaming up with co-producers Reality Entertainment and O & Co. Picture Factory to produce a world-class Onat Diaz masterpiece.

“Masayang-masaya kami ni Marian na part kami ng 20th anniversary celebration ng Star Cinema. Happy din ako dahil nakasama for the first time ang isa sa mga reyna ng GMA,” said AiAi. “Sa totoo lang, isa ito sa pinakamahirap na pelikulang ginawa ko–acting-wise and action-wise. Nag-training din kasi kami dito for martial arts kaya mahirap. Pero sa ganda ng movie, sulit ‘yung hirap. Fulfilled na fulfilled ako.”

Cafe Maquiling of Los Banos, Laguna : One of eLBi's Famed Restaurants


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Wow! Adobong Manok!

This is one of the dishes that we had for lunch on our visit to Los Banos, Laguna immediately right after attending a plant tour at Gardenia, and before going to a presscon for members of the press for the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit.

The core team of the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit composed of Grace Bondad Nicolas, Pepi De Leon, Yami Uytingco Calamba, Dianne Salonga, Ivan Saldajeno and Ross Del Rosario (that's me) sort of made some "pit stops" for lunch and merienda on our way to the scheduled afternoon presscon for some invited members of the media.

Lunch was served at Cafe Maquiling restaurant which was owned by former Board Member Neil Andrew Nocon.

The restaurant served also served us some Crispy Fish Fillet, and Ampalaya with Egg.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Gardenia Plant Tour in Laguna


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Core Team Members of the Laguna Blogging Summit composed of Grace Bondad Nicolas, Pepi De Leon, Dianne Salonga, Yami Uytingco and Ross Del Rosario attended the Gardenia Plant Tour held a few days ago at the Laguna plant.

Gardenia, the largest bread producer in the Philippines, is one of the many sponsors of the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit happening on October 15 and 16 at the Cultural Center of Laguna. They were also a sponsor of last year's 1st Laguna Blogging Summit.


Gardenia's roots go back to Singapore where, in 1978, it began as a humble in-store bakery. Increasing demand led to the opening of Gardenia's first-commercial bakery at Pandan Loop in March 1983. Gardenia has since been the market leader in Singapore and has expanded its operation in Asia to such countries as Malaysia and Thailand with the latest in the Gardenia chain of bakeries here in the Philippines.

Smart Concept Launches “Affiliate Marketing Program”




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Unemployment in the Philippines has continued to rise with an alarming rate. The call center or BPO industry boom as they say didn't really solved the unemployment problem, it just made our people underemployed and serving a job below their degree of study. We have several professionals working for less than what they've studied for since there are only a few jobs appropriate to their level.

The basic need is still  with food, shelter, clothing, education - which can all be answered if we all have jobs to provide for the purchase of the basic needs.

With the idea of having more Filipinos earn a decent livelihood amid a strong yet still largely volatile local economy and rising unemployment numbers, SmartConcept, Inc., one of the country’s fast-rising direct advertising and marketing companies, launched a marketing program that hopefully will bring good news to many Filipinos who are unemployed or even those who want to supplement their income.

Called “Affiliate Marketing Program,” this performance-based marketing system allows its members, called “affiliates,” to be equitably rewarded for each retail or even online customer they can recruit.

The general idea is to promote a long-term business relationship between the four core players within the system such as SmartConcept itself, which is the marketing company, the “merchant” or the product or service provider, otherwise known as the “retailer,” plus the “affiliate” or independent distributor and finally the “customer” or the client or actual consumer of the products and services.

KC Concepcion is on the Cover of Meg Magazine


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This September, Meg tries to place fashion within the context of your own life, just like what their cover girl KC Concepcion does! Read all this and more in the September issue of Meg magazine!
Photography by Mark Nicdao
Art Direction by Ionne Ocampo
Assisted by Tin Lagula
Styling by Rain Dagala
Assisted by Portia Ladrido
Sitting Editors: Bianca Gonzalez and Ning Hilario
Makeup by Lala Flores
Hair by Ren Bautista
Shoot coordination by Bea Gabuya
Special thanks to Seafood Island


Check it out at:
http://iammeg.ph/meg-magazine-september-2013-issue-kc-concepcion/

#KConMEG

Georgina Wilson on the Cover of Preview Magazine September 2013 issue


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Seductive in barely-there makeup, Preview Creative Director Vince Uy (literally) dresses down #imapreviewgirl Georgina Wilson as she romances in a dress by Randall Solomon.

Preview magazine has four covers this September starring Georgina Wilson, and this is only one of them. A person need not be fully made-up to look beautiful. We can get too accustomed with how our local showbiz personalities look with so much makeup on that we think "that" is the only way a girl can look "stylish/fashionable".

Wow! This is the best of the four covers. This cover speaks high fashion!the barely no make up face to the impeccable styling is definitely ferosh!!!! Kudos to Preview. You have done another one of a kind definitely a cut above the rest!Can't wait to have my hands on this one. Georgina is the Queen. She is the ultimate #imapreviewgirl.

#G12PH G12 Regional Conference : No Boundaries


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#G12PH This year, there are no limits in winning each and every city in the Philippines. One at a time, we will conquer and invade each territory until the whole country becomes saturated with the gospel and salvation of Christ.

With the theme, “No Boundaries,” churches from Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig and Valenzuela will come together for 2013 NCR G12 Conference and will proclaim in unison that nation transformation, as Jesus said, “with man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Indeed, nothing is impossible with God!

Be part of the movement and let the blood of Christ actively change your community and city!


Alfa : One Night in Makati


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Alfa Garcia is coming to Makati, and you're all invited! This is your chance to get close and personal with this up and coming US-based artist. ADMISSION IS FREE! 

A wonder on the ukelele, a witty lyricist, and a real lady with a deliciously soulful and sultry singing voice, Alfa has made her mark on the US indie scene and is seeking to reconnect with her roots and the local music lovers here in the Philippines.

Alfa will be sharing a couple of songs from her newest album, and then entertaining a few questions from the audience after her set. 

With an alluring voice and disarming honesty, pop-folk artist Alfa can make a bustling room stop. Indie Music Reviewer has compared this multi-instrumentalist to "a clear blue sky and a candid soul" that begs the listener to "hear what else she has to say."

Under The Table and Drinking : A Dave Matthews Band Night


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GENERICMAMAW presents  "UNDER THE TABLE & DRINKING" : A DAVE MATTHEWS BAND NIGHT

Come Slow But Speeding For Extraordinary Sets By:  JOHNOY DANAO, BULLET DUMAS and INKY DE DIOS

Happening on September 13th, Friday!!! Route 196 Bar, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City Starts 9pm

THANK YOU to the following event partners:


Kilo-Kilo.com
LOKALSOUL Philippine Surfing
LockedDown Entertainment
Pindiemusic.com
HeyGarch.com
WazzupPilipinas.com
Bandstand.ph
aldousatetheworld.blogspot.com

Globe Annual Sustainability Report Bags Gold in 27th International ARC Awards



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Globe Telecom’s 2012 Annual Sustainability Report bagged the Gold Award at the 27th International ARC Awards, a highly-esteemed global competition honoring outstanding achievement in annual reports.

Globe won in the Combined Annual and Sustainability Report Category. This year, the ARC received a record-breaking 2,260 entries from 34 countries, making it the largest annual report competition in the world.

“We are proud to be conferred the Gold Award for this initiative. Globe always strives for excellence and it shows even in our Annual Sustainability Report. We make sure that through our ASR, we are able to provide not only a venue to announce the company’s milestones and achievements but also give our stakeholders a complete picture of the ongoing commitments of Globe to economic, environment and social services,” said Yoly C. Crisanto, Head of Globe Corporate Communications.

Janet Napoes Complains of Anxiety Attack Due to Claustrophobia


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"Just 24 hours since her transfer to her new detention facility in Sta Rosa, Laguna, Janet Lim-Napoles on early Monday, September 2, complained of an anxiety attack apparently due to claustrophobia." - Rappler

Here it comes! What comes next may be a visit to St. Lukes hospital just like her criminally-charged predecessors former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and former Chief Justice Renato Corona. If not St. Lukes, then it might be another hospital nearby.

But before they take her off to the hospital, there might be the drama of using a wheelchair ....or perhaps a stretcher, just to make it look different. But it is no less the same made-up or exaggerated sickness being treated lavishly by our government.

They are saying there is no special treatment done to escort and jail Janet Napoles, alleged mastermind of the 10 Billion pork barrel scam, and that the government is just exerting extra efforts to secure and keep her alive from possible assassination by those politicians involved. They say she will be no good to us dead.

Perhaps that is true, but the people are clamoring for equal treatment for all detainees especially those that are facing years of imprisonment for minor crimes but uncomfortably suffering in rotten jail cells. They are shouting it is unfair for a billion peso scammer to be treated as a VIP - "Very Important Preso" (prisoner) who has everyone attending to her every needs....and the payment is coming form the taxpayers' money.

"Wait I need to see a medical professional, I think my blood pressure's shootin' up because I'm claustrophobic in my unit. I think I need to be in a hospital. I'll go out of the unit using a wheelchair. And since I'm posh, I want my wheelchair to be diamond studded." - Alvin Cloyd Dakis

Coach Bo Perasol Attacks a Fan at the La Salle Green Archers Versus Ateneo Blue Eagles Rivalry at UAAP Season 76


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"Here's the photo of Ateneo coach Bo Perasol (in blue polo shirt) pointing to a La Salle fan (center) while being restrained during an incident following the UAAP Season 76 game between the Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Brosi Gonzales." - ABSCBNNews.com
Coach is that a good example to your players?!. It's just part of the game. Bawal pikon... Sport lang.. Coach ka pa naman. Tsk!

Coach Bo Perasol should know better to attack a fan and more so a referee. Perasol lost it for Ateneo. Not the players! A coach acting and talking like a thug is unacceptable. Perasol is a former PBA coach, you think he hasn't heard worse? C'mon be a professional, hecklers are part of the game! You don't need to confront them.

Kapag coach ka, di ka pwede pumatol sa fans. Coach always told their player to have good sportsmanship but how come this coach acted like an idiot?! He should take a leave of absence and think about it. Ateneo should fire this coach...unbecoming of a coach, no class and very unsportsmanlike!

 
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