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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Maharlika Summit 2014: The Re-visioning of Maharlika


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Change is progressive. We cannot deny the fact that today, our nation needs total change and transformation. There is crisis in every aspect of life. Most of our countrymen have been deprived of their basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, and medicine. How much more on the human rights, employment, social standing, economics, education, etc. to name a few. To one long forgotten aspect is the enrichment of our culture heritage and the right access to the origin of our country's name.

If we get back to our roots, there is a connecting link from the past that must be patched up to resolve the mystery that has remained—a question of our own identity.

Maharlika Summit 2014 is a Conference-Festival Summit on ‘Maharlika’ to gather together
diverse “Maharlika”-based groups in the country and abroad. It is the Re-visioning of ‘Maharlika’ as Cultural  Metaphor, Folk History & Social Movement for National Identity, Transformation, and Development.

This whole day event will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the GT-Toyota Building, Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Free Grammar and Writing Course for Bloggers


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"But grammar is relevant for all companies. Yes, language is constantly changing, but that doesn’t make grammar unimportant. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet. In blog posts, on Facebook statuses, in e-mails, and on company websites, your words are all you have. They are a projection of you in your physical absence. And, for better or worse, people judge you if you can’t tell the difference between their, there, and they’re." -Kyle Weins
The prestigious American Institute, located in Makati City/Manila, Quezon City, and Baguio City, is the Philippines' leading service provider of English training and career development, specializing in English proficiency, communication, grammar, writing, American accent, confidence building, standard test preparation (IELTS/TOEFL), critical thinking, and public speaking.

They have revolutionized and innovated English language learning in the Philippines by offering specialized courses that will not only teach you how to speak English well, but also to think critically and analytically; you will not find any English learning institution with higher standards and better staffed than they are.


It will be conducting a free Grammar and Writing Course for Bloggers on March 2, 2014 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m). The goal is help bloggers become better and more influential by polishing their grammar and writing skills.


Tripid's 1st Community Meet-up


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Tripid is a better way to get around. It is a web and mobile service that connects drivers and passengers going the same way. It aims to provide everyone with a means to find better ways to get around the Metro Manila by establishing a simple and collaborative dynamic carpooling system.

The ultimate goal of Tripid is transportation efficiency around the city – minimizing carbon footprint, reducing traffic, and giving everyone access to proper transportation.


Do you want to meet your fellow drivers and passengers? Join the Tripid community meetup! They will talk about ride-sharing and how we can help to make Manila safer, cleaner, and more connected.

Do you want to be a verified Tripid driver and get more passengers to share a ride with you? They’ll take a professional photo of you and your car so the passengers can easily recognize you. Don’t forget to bring your driver's license for verification. Parking is available at the venue.

They will also be launching new features on the app. They appreciate your feedback— it will help them to improve their system and make a difference!


Rajah Travel Corporation’s Travel Fair “Life As You Imagine…Funtastic Escapes“


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Rajah Travel Corporation is Philippines' General Sales Agent for Insight Vacations PTE LTD since 1982 and Contiki Tours International, Limited since 1997, two of the largest motor coach operators in Europe. It is also the Preferred Sales Agent for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Star Cruises and Silversea Cruise Lines. It is also a consortium member of various airline programs.

Rajah Travel envisions itself to be the leading Travel Agency in the travel industry providing efficient and effective services to its customers. It is seeking for excellence in service and will provide quality service at a cost that will enable it to remain competitive.

To celebrate their 42nd Anniversary Celebration, Rajah Travel Corporation will be holding a travel fair dubbed as “Life As You Imagine…Funtastic Escapes“ on 27-28 February 2014 at the Activity Center of the New Glorietta in Makati City.

To all of my readers who wants promo fares, domestic or international. This is the best time to visit as they will surely be giving you the best discounted packages possible so you can enjoy a wonderful trip or tour to your next dream vacation.

1st MyPhone Youth Tech Congress: Touch Base and Connect!


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MyPhone is considered a reputable name in the Philippine mobile phone market with its products’ customized “Pinoy Content” as its key differentiator . MyPhone prides itself to be the only company to offer a software exclusively created for MyPhone with gamut of data such as recipes, jokes, and even prayers.
Join the 1st MyPhone Youth Tech Congress this coming February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014, 10am to 8pm at the Function Rooms 2 & 3, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Manila.

MyPhone Youth Tech Congress (YTC) is a 3-day event that will cater technological seminars and workshops to students and young professionals.

This is MyPhone's effort to provide tools and promote awareness to students how vast the digital and mobile universe is. MyPhone has invited top-notch speakers and credible minds to influence the next generation.
 

Speakers invited to conduct the seminars and workshops are GMA News and Public Affairs Multimedia Manager Pia Faustino, ABS-CBN Bayan Mo Patrol Mo Head Rowena Paraan, Rappler Multimedia Producer Josh Villanueva, and renowned street photographer and photojournalist Luis Liwanag, among others. The event will be hosted by Caren Tevanny.


MyPhone will be having its first "Youth Tech Congress" at SM MOA SMX Convention Center from February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014. Hosted by Caren Tevanny . Speakers invited to conduct the seminars and workshops are GMA News and Public Affairs Multimedia Manager Pia Faustino, ABS-CBN Bayan Mo Patrol Mo Head Rowena Paraan, Rappler Multimedia Producer Josh Villanueva, and renowned street photographer and photojournalist Luis Liwanag, among others. The main objectives of the Youth Tech Congress is to promote awareness to students in a digital and in a modern world of technologies. The said event will showcase a series of workshops and seminars with the following topics(updated): On Feb 27, 2014 (Thursday) 09:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Opening Ceremonies 01:00pm - Responsible Social Networking by Pia Faustino of GMA News Online 01:45pm - Celtic App Partner 02:00pm - Preserving Filipino Values through Mobile App 02:45pm - Pouch App Partner 03:00pm - Mobile Filmmaking 04:30pm - Revolutionizing Creativity thru Mobile Apps by John Torres an Independent Filmmaker 04:30pm - Revolutionizing Creativity thru Mobile Apps by Ela Navarro of MyPhone 05:15pm - Opera Mini App Partner 05:30pm - Web Design 101 by Lindsey Grande of www.thecolorcure.com 06:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Pulso 07:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Up Dharma Down On Feb 28, 2014 (Friday) 10:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Informing and Empowering Youth through Social Media by Hannah Jaber of Mulat Pinoy, Kabataan News Network 11:15am - Easy Taxi, App Partner 11:30am - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Jun Lozada, TARA App Developer 12:15pm - 3D-Me, App Partner 01:00pm - Mobile Photography by Luis Liwanag, Visual Journalist 02:00pm - Citizen Journalism by Rowena Paraan of ABS-CBN Bayan Mo, i-Patrol Mo 02:45pm - App Partners Raffle 03:00pm - Movie Magic: Basics of Animation by Benjamin Marasigan, Jr of Animation Council of the Philippines 04:00pm - Young Entrepreneurs Guide in Utilizing Mobile Technology by Brian Cu of Grabtaxi.com 04:45pm - BuQo App 05:00pm - The Art of Personal Branding for the Youth by Pocholo Gonzales of Voice of the Youth Radio 06:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Skymarines 07:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Yolanda Moon On March 1, 2014 (Saturday) 10:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Current and Future Trends in Mobile Marketing by Yahoo! Philippines 11:15am - Opera Mini Raffle 11:30am - Digital Painting Seminar by Harvey Bunda of Gunship Revolution 01:00pm - Digital Life vs. Real Life: How Much is too much? by Josh Villanueva of Rappler.com 1:45pm - Celtic 02:00pm - Cyberbullying Prevention by Sonnie Santos, WSPH Advocate and Consultant 03:00pm - Cosplay Contest, Anime Alliance 04:30pm - Star Wars Meet-and-Greet, 501st Legion 05:00pm - LINE App 06:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE of Hidden Nikki 07:00pm - AWARDING of MyPhone Photography Contest 07:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE of Radio Active Sago Project The MyPhone Youth Tech Congress is FREE for all students and you'll need to present your valid school I.D at the SMX Convention Center registration or entrance booth. For non-students a Php50.00 payment fee per day, inclusive of all workshops and seminars. And, get a FREE MyPhone burger speaker for the first 500 attendees. For inquiries on MyPhone Youth Tech Congress, you may email MyPhone at myphoneytc@gmail.com or text Ms. Kat at 09499688187.

Read more at: http://techconnectph.blogspot.com/2014/02/myphone-to-hold-its-first-youth-tech.html
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MyPhone will be having its first "Youth Tech Congress" at SM MOA SMX Convention Center from February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014. Hosted by Caren Tevanny . Speakers invited to conduct the seminars and workshops are GMA News and Public Affairs Multimedia Manager Pia Faustino, ABS-CBN Bayan Mo Patrol Mo Head Rowena Paraan, Rappler Multimedia Producer Josh Villanueva, and renowned street photographer and photojournalist Luis Liwanag, among others. The main objectives of the Youth Tech Congress is to promote awareness to students in a digital and in a modern world of technologies. The said event will showcase a series of workshops and seminars with the following topics(updated): On Feb 27, 2014 (Thursday) 09:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Opening Ceremonies 01:00pm - Responsible Social Networking by Pia Faustino of GMA News Online 01:45pm - Celtic App Partner 02:00pm - Preserving Filipino Values through Mobile App 02:45pm - Pouch App Partner 03:00pm - Mobile Filmmaking 04:30pm - Revolutionizing Creativity thru Mobile Apps by John Torres an Independent Filmmaker 04:30pm - Revolutionizing Creativity thru Mobile Apps by Ela Navarro of MyPhone 05:15pm - Opera Mini App Partner 05:30pm - Web Design 101 by Lindsey Grande of www.thecolorcure.com 06:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Pulso 07:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Up Dharma Down On Feb 28, 2014 (Friday) 10:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Informing and Empowering Youth through Social Media by Hannah Jaber of Mulat Pinoy, Kabataan News Network 11:15am - Easy Taxi, App Partner 11:30am - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Jun Lozada, TARA App Developer 12:15pm - 3D-Me, App Partner 01:00pm - Mobile Photography by Luis Liwanag, Visual Journalist 02:00pm - Citizen Journalism by Rowena Paraan of ABS-CBN Bayan Mo, i-Patrol Mo 02:45pm - App Partners Raffle 03:00pm - Movie Magic: Basics of Animation by Benjamin Marasigan, Jr of Animation Council of the Philippines 04:00pm - Young Entrepreneurs Guide in Utilizing Mobile Technology by Brian Cu of Grabtaxi.com 04:45pm - BuQo App 05:00pm - The Art of Personal Branding for the Youth by Pocholo Gonzales of Voice of the Youth Radio 06:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Skymarines 07:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Yolanda Moon On March 1, 2014 (Saturday) 10:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Current and Future Trends in Mobile Marketing by Yahoo! Philippines 11:15am - Opera Mini Raffle 11:30am - Digital Painting Seminar by Harvey Bunda of Gunship Revolution 01:00pm - Digital Life vs. Real Life: How Much is too much? by Josh Villanueva of Rappler.com 1:45pm - Celtic 02:00pm - Cyberbullying Prevention by Sonnie Santos, WSPH Advocate and Consultant 03:00pm - Cosplay Contest, Anime Alliance 04:30pm - Star Wars Meet-and-Greet, 501st Legion 05:00pm - LINE App 06:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE of Hidden Nikki 07:00pm - AWARDING of MyPhone Photography Contest 07:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE of Radio Active Sago Project The MyPhone Youth Tech Congress is FREE for all students and you'll need to present your valid school I.D at the SMX Convention Center registration or entrance booth. For non-students a Php50.00 payment fee per day, inclusive of all workshops and seminars. And, get a FREE MyPhone burger speaker for the first 500 attendees. For inquiries on MyPhone Youth Tech Congress, you may email MyPhone at myphoneytc@gmail.com or text Ms. Kat at 09499688187.

Read more at: http://techconnectph.blogspot.com/2014/02/myphone-to-hold-its-first-youth-tech.html
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MyPhone will be having its first "Youth Tech Congress" at SM MOA SMX Convention Center from February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014. Hosted by Caren Tevanny . Speakers invited to conduct the seminars and workshops are GMA News and Public Affairs Multimedia Manager Pia Faustino, ABS-CBN Bayan Mo Patrol Mo Head Rowena Paraan, Rappler Multimedia Producer Josh Villanueva, and renowned street photographer and photojournalist Luis Liwanag, among others. The main objectives of the Youth Tech Congress is to promote awareness to students in a digital and in a modern world of technologies. The said event will showcase a series of workshops and seminars with the following topics(updated): On Feb 27, 2014 (Thursday) 09:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Opening Ceremonies 01:00pm - Responsible Social Networking by Pia Faustino of GMA News Online 01:45pm - Celtic App Partner 02:00pm - Preserving Filipino Values through Mobile App 02:45pm - Pouch App Partner 03:00pm - Mobile Filmmaking 04:30pm - Revolutionizing Creativity thru Mobile Apps by John Torres an Independent Filmmaker 04:30pm - Revolutionizing Creativity thru Mobile Apps by Ela Navarro of MyPhone 05:15pm - Opera Mini App Partner 05:30pm - Web Design 101 by Lindsey Grande of www.thecolorcure.com 06:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Pulso 07:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Up Dharma Down On Feb 28, 2014 (Friday) 10:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Informing and Empowering Youth through Social Media by Hannah Jaber of Mulat Pinoy, Kabataan News Network 11:15am - Easy Taxi, App Partner 11:30am - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Jun Lozada, TARA App Developer 12:15pm - 3D-Me, App Partner 01:00pm - Mobile Photography by Luis Liwanag, Visual Journalist 02:00pm - Citizen Journalism by Rowena Paraan of ABS-CBN Bayan Mo, i-Patrol Mo 02:45pm - App Partners Raffle 03:00pm - Movie Magic: Basics of Animation by Benjamin Marasigan, Jr of Animation Council of the Philippines 04:00pm - Young Entrepreneurs Guide in Utilizing Mobile Technology by Brian Cu of Grabtaxi.com 04:45pm - BuQo App 05:00pm - The Art of Personal Branding for the Youth by Pocholo Gonzales of Voice of the Youth Radio 06:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Skymarines 07:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES of Yolanda Moon On March 1, 2014 (Saturday) 10:00am - Opening of Registration 10:30am - Current and Future Trends in Mobile Marketing by Yahoo! Philippines 11:15am - Opera Mini Raffle 11:30am - Digital Painting Seminar by Harvey Bunda of Gunship Revolution 01:00pm - Digital Life vs. Real Life: How Much is too much? by Josh Villanueva of Rappler.com 1:45pm - Celtic 02:00pm - Cyberbullying Prevention by Sonnie Santos, WSPH Advocate and Consultant 03:00pm - Cosplay Contest, Anime Alliance 04:30pm - Star Wars Meet-and-Greet, 501st Legion 05:00pm - LINE App 06:00pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE of Hidden Nikki 07:00pm - AWARDING of MyPhone Photography Contest 07:30pm - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE of Radio Active Sago Project The MyPhone Youth Tech Congress is FREE for all students and you'll need to present your valid school I.D at the SMX Convention Center registration or entrance booth. For non-students a Php50.00 payment fee per day, inclusive of all workshops and seminars. And, get a FREE MyPhone burger speaker for the first 500 attendees. For inquiries on MyPhone Youth Tech Congress, you may email MyPhone at myphoneytc@gmail.com or text Ms. Kat at 09499688187.

Read more at: http://techconnectph.blogspot.com/2014/02/myphone-to-hold-its-first-youth-tech.html
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Cybercrime Law Republic Act 10175: "Balik Buwis" Because This Government is Broken!


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A few days ago, the Philippine Supreme Court passed the Orwellian named law, "Cybercrime Law," that imposes a jail sentence of 6 to 12 years for libel. President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III or PNoy was quoted as saying that the Cybercrime Law will not abridge our rights to free speech if we have no intention of breaking the law. But see, Mr. President, the logic works both ways. Why fear social criticism, why criminalize libel if none of you are guilty of breaking our trust?

"Hindi naman daw layunin ng #CybercrimeLaw ang malimitahan ang freedom of speech. Kung wala naman daw kasalanan at totoo ang sinasabi, wag daw matakot. Could a lawyer please tell PNoy that truth is not a defense in libel? Huwag niya tayong gawing tanga!"

President Aquino: "If you are saying the truth, why would you fear libel?”

Because, Mr. President, under the existing Libel Law, truth IS NOT A DEFENSE, especially not under the provisions where the offended party may sue for "real or imagined" injury to their honor.

We can't even argue that the offended party had no honor to begin with so there was nothing injured in the first place.

We, your bosses, are not pleased at all--with you or the government. We, the people, deserve much, much better than this and the shoddily-made RA 10175.

Smile! It’s a Month of Love and Dental Health


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Focus on overall oral hygiene is of utmost importance this February because aside from being the love month, we are also celebrating the National Dental Health Month.

”Dental hygiene plays an important role in love and romance as well as in day-to-day living,” stresses Me-Ann Achacoso, Philips Consumer Lifestyle Business Development Manager for Health and Wellness.

Always, a smile is the first thing people notice when we are introduced, and this creates a lasting impression. And a great smile owes largely to white teeth. We are often beguiled by white teeth in a smile, and rightly so. This is a sign of good health and nutrition and proper dental hygiene. Evolutionary science explains to us that this a good sign in finding a mate. But a smile and white teeth also play subtle but important part in everyday life.


Chemical Engineering Students Summit Philippines 2014: The After-Event Highlights


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Nexus: Embracing New Possibilities Through Unified Perspectives

With aim to spur the minds of promising Filipino chemical engineers, the Chemical Engineering Students Summit Philippines (ChESSPh) is held annually as a gathering of chemical engineering undergraduate students from different colleges and universities across the country. In this summit, professionals of the field are invited to conduct seminars and workshops to share their experiences, providing the students an extensive view of the field and inspiring them to contribute to the development of chemical engineering in the Philippines.

Last February 7-9, 2014, the seventh annual Chemical Engineering Summit themed Nexus: Embracing New Possibilities Through Unified Perspectives was held in the University of the Philippines Diliman. Over 300 students from all over the country have come to unify perspectives on significant issues and innovations in the chemical engineering field as they attend the three-day series of seminars, lectures and workshops organized by the UP ALCHEMES.

Participants were welcomed to the Chemical Engineering Students Summit Philippines (ChESSPh) 2014 in an opening program. The opening remarks were given by Dr. Rihacrd Chu, a chemical engineering professor in UP Diliman. ChESSPh then kicked-off with its first program in Quetzal: ChE Career Paths Colloquium. Undergraduates with internship experiences were invited to share some of their insights on working with big companies. Mr. Edsel Serrano, a 5th year student in UP Diliman, shared stories about his internship at Coca-cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. Mr. Charles Hernandez of UST talked about training with Philippine Polypropylene Inc. while Mr. Paul de la Torre of UP Los Baños with Texas Instruments. Engr. Mark Lynius Payabyab and Engr. Diana Gernan, shared their work experiences, giving the participants some ideas on the different paths taken by chemical engineers.


Extended MRT-3 Operating Hours to Be Tested by DOTC



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To give the public another option to beat traffic, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) Office will extend the operating hours of the metropolis’ most utilized urban rail transit system starting on 24 February 2014. The longer hours of service will be tested for one month to determine whether it will be viable in the long run.

“This is part of our program to mitigate the traffic situation. Based on the test run, we will monitor how much passengers are willing to alter their riding habits by commuting earlier in the morning or later in the evening. We will also see whether this will encourage motorists to take the train instead of their cars,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

Currently, the rail system’s regular hours of operation are from 5:30am to 10:30pm. For the first 2 work weeks, or from February 24 until March 7, the MRT-3 Office will start operations at 4:30am from the North Avenue station and 5:00am from the Taft Avenue station.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense


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The US Embassy invites you to celebrate American culture and traditions at “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense.”

America in 3D” is the US Embassy’s signature public outreach program, and is essentially where they take the Embassy on the road throughout the Philippines to convene a multiday event, featuring a series of cultural performances, youth programs, community service projects, sports clinics, and information exhibits.

Since 2011, there has already been six “America in 3D” events in cities around the Philippines, reaching hundreds of thousands of Filipinos at each event.

The seventh “America in 3D” will be held in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia on March 1 and 2, 2014.

At unique Interaction Points, mall goers have the chance to personally meet representatives of various Embassy sections and agencies including the Visa section, Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense personnel and others.

Their Main Stage will feature top name Filipino and American musicians, high-energy dance shows, informative presentations, and one-of-a-kind cultural presentations. Local talents include Charice Pempengco, Jed Madela, and Luke Mejares.


WhatsApp Now A Part of Facebook says Mark Zuckerberg


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Fresh from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg FB status is the announcement of taking over mobile app WhatsApp. It's an impressive and expensive acquisition. We thought the guys at Apple would've beat the Facebook team to it but instead of focusing on M&A's, I think Apple is buying back stocks.
You only mentioned WhatsApp 15 times. Maybe now everyone will go find out who the hell they are. It's just a 30 person team, the development is done in Russia for cheap, 8 million raised and BOOM.... 16 billion acquisition! We're looking forward to what this relationship produces.
Everywhere I've traveled outside of the US, people are using WhatsApp extensively. Very cool to see this partnership, congratulations, great minds and teams uniting! It is like Facebook is trying to take over the world and control everyone's lives. They should buy Instagram now and conquer the world.

Congratulations, Zuck!

Avril Lavigne Surprises Audience with Chad Kroeger Duet Live at Smart Araneta Coliseum


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Canadian pop-punk sensation Avril Lavigne rocked the Smart Araneta Coliseum last February 17 with her all-time favorite hit songs plus the massive turn-out of fans that were jumping up an down most of the time during her fabulous concert at the big dome.There are many new and younger artists so I never imagined she will still be able to draw a huge crowd.

My wife and I were very lucky to have attended her concert and getting a great seat at the same time. Though the waiting time was almost an hour, we spent it taking "selfies" using our smartphones, eating snacks like pizza, buttered corn bits, potato wedges, and drinking mango fruit shakes.  There were a lot of vendors roaming around so we were tempted to buy a lot from them so we won't get bored waiting and doing nothing. Next time we'll probably eat first before coming to another concert because the prices were like double from what is sold outside.We also spent some time observing the crowd as most of them are around their 20s and younger. 

The concert started off with Avril wearing a Hello Kitty-inspired black and pink outfit for her “Hello Kitty”opening song. It was followed by her  2007 single “Girlfriend”  Half-way, Avril shouted “Manila!” then followed it with “Everybody put your hands up! Are you guys ready to have fun tonight?”

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Special Blocked Screenings of Awesome Movies Every Month


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Hold on to your seats because every month will be awesome!

Three upcoming blocked screenings every month: Need for Speed (March 14), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4), X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23) from The Great Events Plus Phil. Inc

The said movies are all winners! These movies are undoubtedly on everyone's list of movies to watch, and what better way to experience them than by joining the special blocked screenings where you'll be one of the very first to preview the movies while they are not yet seen by many. Making it more amazing are the freebies or giveaways that comes with these events.

So what are you waiting for? Find out how you can get access to these special blocked screenings by communicating with The Great Events Plus. Contact details are posted below this article.


9th Philippine Bird Festival in Zamboanga City: Birds Fly Without Fear, Without Worries


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Bird watching as an activity for tourists has become prominent all over the world. In the Philippines, major milestones contributing to its growth are the coming together of Filipino bird enthusiasts forming the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines and the release of Volumes I and II of the book ‘Birdwatching in the Philippines’ which made a significant contribution in the promotion of bird watching in the country.

Birdwatchers are a group of people who have a peculiar passion of observing birds in their natural habitat. They find satisfaction in watching birds in the wild while making a compendium of birds personally encountered in their natural environment. They operate on the value of honesty in compiling their respective list of birds seen in their lifetime. They have the tendency to be challenged, racing among themselves to the top by having the most number of birds encountered. Since their activities involve travelling to far flung and remote areas, birdwatchers mostly belong to an affluent group who finds pleasure, not only in their hobby, but also in the culinary offerings of the places they visit.

Seeing that local and international birdwatchers are a potential niche market for ecotourism destinations such as Zamboanga city, the Department of Tourism -Regional Office 9, after participating in the 8th Philippine Bird Festival held in Manila last December 2012, pitched for the hosting of the 9th Philippine Bird Festival with the main objective of promoting tourism in Zamboanga city.

The Philippine Bird Festival annual event, organized yearly by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, has been hosted in different places in the Philippines – previously in Dumaguete, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, etc. Now on its 9th year, it will be co-organized by the Department of Tourism - Regional Office 9 and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).


Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge Winning Teams


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Every year since 2009, the Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) gathers the Philippines’ most creative and innovative culinarians. The event is now one of the country's biggest intercollegiate culinary competitions.

This year, Ajinomoto UCC attracted thousands of visitors and hundreds of HRM and Nutrition students from 51 Universities and Colleges, not just coming from Metro Manila and nearby provinces, but as far back as Ilocos, CAR and Visayas.

Distinguished judges during the event included culinary experts Chef Bruce Lim, Chef Dino Datu, Chef Sau del Rosario, Chef Rosebud Benitez and nutrition experts Dr. Veritas Luna, Dr. Zenaida Narciso and Ms. Joan Sumpio to name a few. There were four (4) competition categories that included the Best Filipino Umami Dish, Umami Bento Meal, My Eat Well, Live Well Plate and My Own Umami Creation.


Neymar Jr is the New Face of Police 2014 Eyewear Campaign


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Neymar Jr, the new hope of international football and budding style icon, is the new face of the Police S/S 2014 advertising campaign.

Shot by globally renowned fashion photographer, Rankin, the new Police campaign portrays Neymar Jr in a number of minimalist shots with an urban finish; enhancing the charismatic style of the talented Brazilian footballer. The result is a series of genuine and spontaneous portraits, each brimming with character and perfectly reflecting Neymar Jr’s personality.

The 2014 Police eyewear collection combines the brand's traditional hallmarks with modern finishes. The bold and contemporary design of the Sun and Optical ranges adhere to the brand’s strong identity and urban roots.


Bitcoin: Should You or Shouldn't You Use It?


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With the growing popularity of Bitcoin in the Philippines, experts from leading secure content and threat management solutions developer Kaspersky Lab urged Filipinos to learn its benefits and risks before using the online currency.

Bitcoin is a digital crypto-currency or a virtual currency in the form of a cryptographic string of characters instead of a printed bill or a minted coin.

Bitcoin transactions are fast, taking around only 10 minutes to verify a transaction. It’s also cheap as it liberates users from the need to maintain or pay for processing fees to a credit card company.

It can be transferred to another person from halfway around the world in minutes and can be converted to traditional currencies on various exchanges at any given time.

DOTC Taps PNR as First Step to Combat Metro Traffic


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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) are set to launch a Special Coach service to provide travellers with a convenient alternative to the anticipated traffic escalation in the areas affected by construction works for the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 and the NAIA Expressway Projects.

Scheduled to be launched on March 3, 2014, the Special Coach service will make use of air-conditioned train sets with features to ensure passenger convenience such as fixed seating, on-board comfort rooms, reclining seats, and a lounge section. It can accommodate 120 people per trip.

“This is one of the DOTC’s first efforts towards easing the present traffic situation in Manila, Makati, Pasay, and other affected areas especially in the southern part of the metropolis. Instead of taking private vehicles, motorists will now have a more efficient alternative. We are also working on other solutions which we will be ready to implement as our infrastructure projects are rolled out later this year to 2015,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Talent Show: The Beauties Show Off Their Talents



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Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidates shows to everyone who attended the Talent competition that they're not just a bunch of pretty faces but also smart individuals that possess amazing talent and skills comparable to the best performers around the world.

Nine of the 40 candidates in Binibining Pilipinas 2014 regaled members of the press, shoppers and couples out on a date as they showcased their talents during the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Talent Show held February 14 at the Farmer’s Plaza Activity area.

This years roster of talented beauties impressed the crowd with their talents in singing and dancing. The list of judges include Ms. Universe 2013 3rd Runner up Ariella Arida, Ms. Supra Natural 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul, ABS-CBN Creative Director Chris Violago, and choreographer Joan Laygo.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Auditions for Repertory Philippines' Pinocchio


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Repertory Theater for Young Audiences (RYTA) is holding auditions for the title role of Pinocchio in the forthcoming production of the same name opening on August 16, 2014.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00am at the Onstage theater 2nd floor Greenbelt One. Auditions are open to boys and girls 10 to 15 years of age. Girls must be willing to play a boy. Boys older than 15 should be less then 5 ft. Those who audition should be able to sing in a high or tenor voice, to move well and be able to take choreography, and to speak good English.

RYTA is specially searching for home schooled children who can perform on weekdays. Because of the number of performances, the role of Pinocchio will be alternately played by at least five actors.


Urbanears Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: Three New Intoxicating Colors for the Season


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Urbanears releases two color collections each year – one for the Spring/Summer season and one for the Fall/Winter season. Each collection features three new colors that once have been sold out, may not return.

They carry over two colors from previous seasons each time in addition to five standard shades that are always in our collection. The result is a grand total of 10 fresh and handpicked colors each season. In addition to this, they release a handful of Urbanears Editions, which are special models with a little something extra.

This season’s collection is inspired by three thirst-quenching colors that look just as good on a pair of headphones as they do garnish in an ice-cold cocktail. We hereby bring you Forget-Me-Not, Julep, and Citrus. 


DOTC: Brand New MRT Coaches May Help Ease Traffic by 2015


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With Metro Manila traffic expected to worsen further over the next few years due to the implementation of multiple infrastructure projects, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is hoping that it will finally be allowed to add forty-eight (48) brand new Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) to the Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) system at the soonest possible time.

“We hope that the order preventing us from adding brand new LRVs will be lifted immediately, for the public’s sake. The DOTC will be able to increase MRT-3’s capacity within 2 to 3 years starting from the time that the court allows us to proceed. Since more passengers will be able to take the train, EDSA traffic should be mitigated considerably,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

The transport agency’s MRT-3 Capacity Expansion Project involves the purchase of 48 brand new LRVs through an open and transparent bidding process conducted last year. After the contract was awarded to China’s Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company in January, however, the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Makati issued a Temporary Order of Protection (TOP) to halt the process.

LINE Theme Shop Lets You Decorate Your Messaging Experience


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LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with over 350 million users, has unveiled its new Theme Shop for Android and iPhone users in the Philippines. Through the store, Filipinos can purchase themes that decorate their LINE chat visuals with LINE characters Leonard and Sally. What’s more, the themes of the ever popular Cony and Brown are still available to users for free.

Since first being introduced in June 2013, LINE Themes have been downloaded more than 200 million times by users around the world to add a personal and colorful touch to their LINE interface.

“The Theme Shop already offers a wide variety of themes centered on the beloved characters of LINE,” said Greg Kim, Senior Manager of LINE Plus Corporation. “In the next months, we will be adding Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma themes, and we promise to deliver more fun-loving motifs as the year progresses.”

Filipino users can also purchase themes from the LINE Web Store (http://store.line.me) and send them as gifts to their LINE friends.


When Sidewalks Fail, Give Us Back Our Roads!


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"A group of Filipinos, including children and students, on Monday asked the Supreme Court to compel the government to implement a road-sharing scheme, saying that practically all the roads in the country are given to just less than 2 percent of the population that owns motor vehicles." - Inquirer.net
The walk lane, or what we call sidewalk, is important for the safety and convenience of the people who opt to walk on the streets. The reason why less and less people are walking is because there are really no suitable sidewalk available on the lengthy roads of the Metro. Either there is no sidewalk at all, or there will always be something blocking or preventing us to go from point to the next - vendors, PUV terminals, "tambays", parked vehicles, dogs (and even chickens) tied to posts, etc.

This is the same problem as the absence of pathways for the disabled on wheelchair. Iimagine how harder it is for them. If we are already experiencing hell, then they must be twice as depressed and in agony.

The very small percentage of the population are the kings of the road. There is not much room for even bikers (not the arrogant motor-bikers who annoyingly sway from left-to-right and wouldn't stick in just one lane, but the ones who prefer to ride bicycles) and live a healthier life.

Wikipedia reports that there are 535 cycle-share schemes in 49 countries, employing more than half a million bikes worldwide. Cycling is no longer just for a minority of fanatics but for a healthy, efficient and sustainable mode of transport that might just be the catalyst for a 21st Century urban renaissance.

Wazzup Pilipinas Invites Everyone to Become One of Our Correspondents


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OMG! We are overwhelmed with too many events that we may have exceeded our capacity to handle all of them on our own. We are therefore inviting everyone interested to become our correspondents.

Enjoy special perks and privileges by being part of the fastest-growing and multi-awarded blogging community where everyone is free to share their awesome creativity, personal experiences and point of views. Get to attend spectacular events like exclusive product launches, restaurant, hotel and resort reviews, music festivals, concerts, plays, art exhibits, parties, expos, travel adventures, plus a lot more!
To those interested to represent Wazzup Pilipinas, please check our blog and social media accounts for a variety of events available. Let us know what event(s) you like and we will check if we can send you to cover the event.

Wazzup Pilipinas is a Filipino community composed of passionate and uber creative bloggers and social media specialists all willing and ready to share their awesome experience and about everything else that's happening in the Philippines and other countries. It's blog is recognized as one of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013, Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog of 2013, Best Filipino Community Blog of 2013, and absolutely a lot more awards coming soon. We're here to show everyone in the world that It's More Fun in the Philippines with Wazzup Pilipinas!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Epson Joins Mopria Alliance To Drive A Simplified Mobile Printing Experience


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The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the shared goal of providing intuitively simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The Mopria Alliance's goal is to bring together the entire industry to drive selected standards adoption, support mobile software application providers to deploy print functionality in their applications, develop experience guidelines in the interaction of mobile and print devices, certify products which will carry the Mopria logo and educate consumers and business customers about the ability to easily print from mobile devices.

Epson today announced it has joined the Mopria Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization working to promote the expansion of mobile printing. The Alliance was formed to bring together the mobile, software, and print industries with the goal of aligning standards that ensure printing is universally compatible from any mobile device to any printer, anywhere.

"The Mopria Alliance is dedicated to advancing mobile printing to allow busy people on-the-go to conveniently print wherever or whenever, regardless of brand or operating system," said Ian Cameron, responsible for global communications at Epson. "Epson is committed to making printing as easy as possible for its customers, and is honored to collaborate with like-minded organizations to improve how we meet and anticipate customer needs in today's increasing mobile culture."

Night Sky Cinema: Nuvali Outdoor Film Festival


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Spend a magical night with your barkada, friends, family and loved ones under the magnificent night sky. A different post Valentine celebration treat that is truly memorable and definitely magical is set to happen in Nuvali.

On February 22, the Nuvali Night Sky Cinema will capture the hearts of many showing three (3) of the most unforgettable romantic movies that made everybody cry, smile, and fall in love so many times. Together with Sky Cable, Nuvali offers well-picked movies: You’ve Got Mail, Eat.Pray.Love, and About Time.

You’ve Got Mail
is a romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and is about two business rivals who hate each other, but fall in love over the internet. Eat.Pray. Love. is a movie starring Julia Roberts and is based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert that proves that there really is more than one way to let yourself go and see the world. About Time is another romantic comedy film that stars Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson revolving around time travel where a young man tries to change his past to have a better future.


Tourism Malaysia Presents "Tara Na Sa Malaysia" Holiday Packages for 2014


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Gear up for non-stop action filled with nature, culture and adventure as you discover the diverse facets of Asia right at the heart of a country known as Malaysia. Tara na sa Malaysia!...and enjoy exploring one of the premiere destinations in Southeast Asia.

From the bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur with its iconic high-rise Petronas Twin Towers, the broad spectrum of fascinating attractions like the Batu Caves of Selangor, the striking architectural wonders of Putrajaya like the Putra Mosque, and the magnificent natural attractions of Pahang like the verdant 130 million year old Taman Negara rainforest.

The wonders never cease as I am sure you'll be extremely thrilled of the paradise-like beaches with aquamarine waters and powdery white sands of Terengganu, the dramatic mix of mountains and undisturbed jungles like Mount Gunung Stong and Kuala Koh National Park at Kelantan, the preserved Minangkabau culture of Negeri Sembilan, the old world charm of Porta De Santiago and Stadthuys at Melaka, and the over 100 varieties of tropical fruits and plant species at Desaru Fruit Farm of Johor.


Limits Are Just Illusions at ADHOC: Limitless


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For one night, let it all in. Let the lights and the crowd be the only things that matter. Let the beats be the only thing you hear. The night is yours. The world is yours. It’s your time to own it. That feeling of being in control has never been this great.

You’ve heard it all before – the limit does not exist; live without limits; limits, like fears, are just an illusion. On February 22, the University of the Philippines Junior Marketing Association and Viber, Smart Prepaid, CloseUp, Asia Brewey, Monster Energy and El Hombre together with 99.5 Play FM, El Hombre XO, Axe, Captain Rum, Onesimus, Toska Vodka, Colt 45, Tanduay Ice, Magic 89.9, Republiq, JackTV, ETC, Exped and Pioneer will go beyond all limits as they bring you ADHOC: Limitless at the World Trade Center.

How else would you want to lose yourself to the music than with DJs Ace Ramos, Martin Pulgar, Jason Dewey, Brandon Jon, and two-time Hypeman of the Year, MC Paolo Avila? How else will you let go of all your inhibitions than with the drinks from premium brands that ADHOC has to offer? How else would you want to celebrate the night than with the epic midnight reveal that nobody does better than ADHOC? Experience it all in one night.

Pintayo: Paint the Town Red this February! Literally!


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Join us at Sip and Gogh this February 28, 2014 from 7 PM to 11 PM, as we bring color to lives through Pintayo, our event for this month of love!

Tabang Tambayan is a project by The Silver Lining Project, Primarch Entertainment, SparkMyIdeas, individual organizers, Kamilla Sumagui, Bryan Favorito, Jansie Hernandez and Kris Garcia, and several volunteers. It is a series of events, whether gigs or workshops, aimed to bring together artists and artisans from the creative and music industries to pool together their talents as a means of providing assistance to our Yolanda survivors.

Tabang is a Visayan word that means tulong in Tagalog and help in English. Tambayan is a Tagalog word, translated in english as a comfi (comfortable) place. Together with beneficiaries, the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary-401 Squadron, PCGA-Coron and AirJuan, the fundraising drive is for the Relief-Rehab-Rebuild of the project's adopted community and barangay, Sitio Maricaban in Coron, Palawan.

 
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