Monday, September 23, 2019

Craft: Molding the Lore of Marketing Wizards Post-Event Highlights

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Last September 16, PUP-Junior Marketing Executives had its academic mentoring seminar entitled "Craft: Molding the Lore of Marketing Wizards" at Claro M. Recto Hall. It was attended by 300 students from PUP Marketing Management and 50 from partner schools.

The mentors which are the highlight of the event molded the lore of the students by giving them humorous but knowledgeable ideas about their respective topics that made the event more exciting.

Mr. Lloyd Luna, who named as the Pambansang Inspirasyon, tackled "Personal Branding" which gives the students an impact on how to develop their personal brand as an individual.

Mr. Jigo Reloj, a Digital Strategist of ABS-CBN, discussed about "Digital Marketing" which is timely and relevant on our generation. It made the students learn different stategies that they can use in their future businesses.

It was successfully conducted with the help of their adviser, alumni, faculty members, and the whole PUP-JME family. Ofcourse it wouldn't be possible without their generous sponsors namely Loyal Coin, Budgetarian Travel Services, Zest-o, Smart, TNT, Wazzup Pilipinas, Techkuya,

Wazzup Pilipinas Awarded with Hall of Fame for Most Outstanding Social Media Influencer

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Hall of Fame is a huge feat because being consistently awesome is difficult and rare! But at Wazzup Pilipinas, we live and breathe to excel above and beyond the standards. We break barriers to stand out among the online noise.

We would like to thank the Best Choice Awards council for conferring to Wazzup Pilipinas a Hall of Fame recognition as Most Outstanding Social Media Influencer for having been awarded for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019.

The awards night was held at the Richmonde Hotel Eastwood in Libis, Quezon City just recently this September 14, with an impressive list of celebrity performers and co-awardees from many industries.

Leading the line-up of talented performers were the TNT Boys, the kid trio with their amazing voices. There were also Anthony Rosaldo and Mikee Quintos who also wowed the crowd with their powerful voices. The Manila Tron Dancers were the ones who started the mood that night with their night glow opening performance, followed by the disco beat singing of Osang Soliven, Betong Sumaya, Dace David, and Twity Bird, and Lassy who made us all laugh with his crazy antics with a Canadian guest. He got a P1000 for his joke! Seriously, engaging with the audience is still an effective way to please the audience.

The traditional cake slicing and wine toasting was expected as they have always been part of the opening ceremonies. This was participated in by not to forget MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago, who has always been a stunner even in her casual outfits (but tonight she was elegantly gorgeous as ever that I was too shy to request a selfie with her) together with the Best Choice Awards Council and other VIP guests.

But tonight was Wow! Look at the cake with projected moving images on it. This is the first time I've seen cake mapping!, and the stylish setup - a blue, silver and gold color combo theme tonight  So elegant!

Tonight we feel like royalties! This is better than attending the Star Magic Ball because here we were all stars, not just the celebrity performers for tonight. This is the biggest salvo in business and achievement awards!

Hosting the night were Beauty Queen Chole Florendo and Voice-over Jun Dumlao - a pleasing to the eyes and ears combination.

Congratulations to the "Pambansang Blog ng Pilipinas" for another milestone. We are definitely humbled but extremely proud.

It is heartwarming that our humble beginnings way back 2013 was the birth of a courageous expression guised in the form of a blog which evolved into more than just another online presence.

This was only possible because of our followers and "partners" who supported us throughout the years

With so many collaborations like media partnerships for both local and international brands, TV and radio guestings, as resource person or speaker, and even judging and event coordinations, event, presscon and media launch invites, product and service reviews, personality features, out-of-town and country coverage and features, with local and international contributors, advocacy boosts and promitional campaigns, and the numerous awards from different award-giving bodies,we are proud to be among the highly recognized online presence in the country.

Thank you for the trust!

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So I guess you just do what makes you happy, and everyone else will be happy to make you happy.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin (I.K.O.N.)

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This year’s Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin (I.K.O.N.) marked another Milestone in the events’ scene in Tagaytay. A weeklong celebration of arts, culture, native products, talents and people in the heart of the South was truly remarkable and authentic. FORA Filinvest Lifemalls in partnership with When in Manila, DTI Cavite and NDN Entertainment Productions celebrated the Heroes Month last August 26 to September 1, 2019 with a bang at FORA Activity Center. This week-long celebration of our ARTS, CULTURE, PRODUCTS, CRAFTS, TALENTS and ARTISTRY is entitled IKON (Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin, and is now a signature event of FORA Mall Tagaytay. Attracting an average of 800 foot traffic daily, more than 50 exhibitors and participants were very satisfied with the maximum exposure of the event, giving them the opportunity to advertise their local products and their works of art. This event also is a collaborative effort of different groups of artists, media, celebrities and many more.

I.K.O.N. 2019 featured the following;

Artreach Missions founded by Cowee Pascual

Tagaytay Moms of Kat Ambion

KREON Community founded by Karen Aya

Alfonso Cavite Organic Farmers Agriculture Cooperative with its President Noel Cruz

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Tagaytay artworks

headed by Jail Captain Aris Villaester

Sketch Pinoy of Jay Gatdula

Kable by Armando Nero Sr.

Department of Trade in Industry Cavite led by Ruy Manaog

La Liga De Los Artísticos

Nitya Lila, Artist Advocate for Climate Revolution at DAKILA, founder of YOGI Fair

Edwin Uy, King of the Philippines’ National Costume and designer of

Designers Circle Philippines

Manny Halasan, Fashion and Jewelry designer and Crown Maker

Cris Villanueva, Actor, Sculptor, Artist

Zharine Villanueva, Fashion and Jewelry designer, Painter, Artrepreneur

Vidal Crafts

Sequins and Pearls of Donna Elortiz, an inspiring Makeup Artist from Silang Cavite

Spoken Word Performances from Malayang Tala

Kenn Piczon

Van Dela Cruz

Pepe Mangubat

Cultural Song performance by ABAKA or Ang Bagong Kalinangan Group

Cultural Dance Performance by La Salle Filipiñana Dance Company

Song Performance by Kaye Panopio, Tawag ng Tanghalan Semi Finalist

VIP presence of Mayor Randy Salamat of Alfonso Cavite and

Vice Mayor Raymond Ambion of Tagaytay.

The event was hosted by Super Mac, Miss World 2017 Second Princess and 2018 Miss Tourism Worldwide Zara Carbonell and the country’s most influential and controversial motivational speaker, Manu Respall, a.k.a. MR Speaks.

To honor this year’s outstanding Filipinos in Cavite for their exemplary work, IKON awarded a pottery plaque created by artist EJ Espiritu of Cornerstone Pottery Farm. This year’s honorees were! Ms. Cowee Pascual of ARTreach Missions Inc., Ms. Katrina Ambion of Tagaytay Moms, Mr. Armando Nero Sr. of Kable, Kreon Community, Mayor Agnes Tolentino of Tagaytay City, and Ms. Nitya Lila of Dakila.

Fora Mall intends to hold this event every year and to continue to provide a platform for people to discover and enjoy art while promoting the local art scene. Watch out for another fun-filled and colorful event in the IKON 2020.

I.K.O.N. (Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin) is FORA’s advocacy to honor and feature silent heroes, celebrating culture, love of country and the arts. This year’s celebration will not be possible without the collaborative efforts of FORA team headed by Filinvest Lifemalls VP Joy. R. Polloso, Miss Maria Martha Asuzano, Miss Jingle Medriano, Cristel Colapo and Mr. Adrian Legarda. Also, I.K.O.N. event was spearheaded by NDN Entertainment Productions headed by their President, Norilyn D. Nero, General Manager, Mac Nero, Marketing, PR and Social Media Account Manager, Ricardo Osita, Production Team headed by Dave Cortez, RJay Mayo, RJay Libramonte and Armando Nero Jr.

I.K.O.N. would also want to thank our partners who helped us in staging this one of a kind event,, A2Z TV, Passion. Fashion. Trends., ARCOM, RAMP Inc., Vloggers Association, MR Speaks, GRABETY Media, Village Pipol, Modern Moms World, Critical Beauty, Experience Travel and Living, Iconic Manila, Quezon City Traveler, Filipino Vines, Hollywood Weekly, Entertainment News Portal, Designers Circle Philippines, WoW Very Good Live, Trifoglio, and Bioessence Tagaytay, and Miss Timmy Cruz’ Uptimmystic.

This Annual event is really an authentic event that we Filipinos should be proud of. Visit Tagaytay City and #CreateTheMoment with your family and friends at FORA Mall. To stay up-to-date with the mall’s events and activities, follow them on Facebook @FilinvestLifemallsFORA and Instagram @foramall.

Let us continue championing the cause for Filipino artists and our love for our country, culture and the arts through our future initiatives. See you at I.K.O.N. 2020!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Relax in the Philippines: 7 Most Beautiful Beaches and What To Do There

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Today we are going to tell you about 7 the most attractive beach destinations in the Philippines.

South East Asia is one of the most popular destinations for all the beach enthusiasts from all around the world. Its hotspots like Bali and Thailand are well-known for the mesmerizing views of turquoise waters and white sand so actively sought after by everyone willing to enjoy a beach holiday with plenty of seafood and breathtaking sunsets. However, due to its ever rising popularity it may be getting a tad too crowded as more and more people are looking to go on a holiday there.

If you would like to experience all the cool features of the South East Asia coast yet would rather opt for a less-discovered alternative, Philippines may be exactly what you are looking for. It is a great location for everyone who wants to live to the fullest and visit the beaches ranked top 10 in the world.

The Philippines consists of over 7500 islands, so there is definitely plenty of options to choose from. Maybe even way too many, hence here is out top 7 most beautiful beaches to relax in Philippines:

#1 El Nido, Palawan

El Nido tops this list as it has been called to be the most picturesque destination in the Philippines and number 14 most amazing beach in the world by CNN. Apart from that, El Nido has been repeatedly featured in Conde Nast Traveller as one of the best beaches in the world. And that is most definitely for a reason. Just like many other beaches on the coast it has the amazing crystal clear water and white powder-fine sand, but what really makes this beach stand out among other location is the views that open to visitors who decide to go there. And the best thing is that the beaches on the island are still much less developed than elsewhere around the Philippines, hence you are given an opportunity to enjoy the pure, unadulterated nature.

There are plenty of things to do on the island. It is most well-known for its diverse marine life, beautiful lagoons, karst limestone formations as well as prehistoric caves and waterfalls. El Nido is home to more than five types of forest and three large marine habitats. Therefore, it is great to come to observe various marine species: there are large marine mammals such as dolphins and dugongs (six of which are intrinsic to El Nido exclusively), over a thousand different species of fish and over 100 types of coral in the waters surrounding the island.

Furthermore, El Nido is also where the largest marine reserve and sanctuary of Philippines is located. The total area of 903.21 square kilometers contains one of the most diverse ecosystems worldwide. In fact, it would be particularly appealing to those willing to see swiftlets with their own eyes. These exotic birds build their nests entirely with their own saliva, which is the key ingredient of the famous bird’s nest soup.

It makes El Nido not only perfect for those who would like to catch some sun and lay on the soft sand, but also for those fond of diving and exploring the underwater world as well as hiking and observing the nature.

The best time to visit this beautiful island is in the winter time, from December to March, as the weather is the nicest during this period, and there are fewer tourists. On the other hand, if you are looking to go on a holiday in April or May expect to be faced with a larger number of visitors and therefore increased prices due to the high season.

#2 Boracay, Aklan

Boracay is much smaller than the previous island, yet it still is packed with multiple resorts. In fact, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines as the island has a very diverse infrastructure and can accommodate both those guests looking to relax in a high-end luxurious hotel and those travelling on a budget.

And it is not only the level of the room one can get that varies in Boracay. The island has something appealing to offer to all kinds of tourists starting from those looking for full relaxation and a chill holiday on the beach to those trying to embrace active lifestyle to real party animals. Boracay has it all!

In the daytime, Boracay can boast its tranquil environment that would be great for everyone who is looking for a remote paradise-like location to get the perfect tan. One of the world’s finest beaches according to multiple respected sources, the White Beach, it a part of Boracay. It is located on the western side of the island and attracts tourists from around the globe with its gin-like water and perfectly fine white sand. Apart from that, it also has extremely rich sea life that one can observe by snorkeling or helmet diving. On the eastern side of Boracay there is Bulabog Beach that offers similar views but is the complete opposite to the White Beach in terms of the activities one may do there. Since it has strong winds all year round, it is perfect for extreme sports such as windsurfing.

As the night grows Boracay becomes the mecca for partiers from all around the Philippines because of the outstanding nightlife the island offers. All the best pubs, clubs and bars are located there.

#3 Samal, Davao

Samal is among the most developed travel destinations in the Philippines so it is suitable for those travelers who would like to have a vacation with class. It has a large number of various pink and white sand beaches, which are a rare find anywhere outside of the Philippines. Moreover, Samal is the home to several world-class resorts such as Pearl Farm and Kaputian Beach Resort.

Samal is your top choice if you are looking for a relaxing holiday filled with lounging and eating fresh seafood, as it is great for both! As well as that, you could also check out the vanishing island. It is a popular tourist attraction which mesmerizes people with the fact the island disappears completely as the tide rises.

#4 Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

In 1973 Puerto Galera became a UNESCO-protected site because of its incredibly dense population of marine species (according to research conducted by the University of the Philippines, the densest in the world). Therefore, this is the top destination for everyone looking for a place to dive. In fact, Puerto Galera is among one of the most popular Asian diving sites, so you should definitely check it out if you are interested in admiring the numerous underwater creatures indigenous to the island.

Even if snorkeling and diving is not something you are after, you should still definitely add Puerto Galera to your bucket list as it is generally a great beach that would make a perfect background for your holiday pictures for the gram! Moreover, there are plenty of standard beach activities such as water sports, lounging, etc. Unfortunately, however, if you are a foodie, Puerto Galera is not particularly famous for providing delicatessens.

#5 Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Pagadpud is not exactly easy to access, but this is especially what makes it so tempting for an experienced traveler. Those down for a little adventure can enjoy visiting this island that zig zags around headlands. Apart from white sand and crystal clear water, it can also offer a not so rare in the area sightings of large mammals such as humpback whales and other cetaceans.

#6 Mactan Island

Mactan Island is one of the most densely islands in the Philippines as its population is over 430 thousand people. This means, the island has a rather developed infrastructure and has a large number of tourist attractions.

It is a coral island, which implies it has outstanding marine diversity. Therefore, one of the key activities people visiting Mactan Island may do is diving and snorkeling. However, Mactan Island is equally as good for those looking to have an active holiday as it offers a lot of water sports such as wakeboarding, jet skiing, and parasailing.

#7 Paradise Beach, Bantayan Island

Paradise Beach truly lives up to its name! It is the honeymooners’ favourite for a number of reasons. The first and the main one being the fact that it is a very desolate beach, hence all the adventurous visitors can have some privacy and hide from the world in their own little paradise on Earth. Most of the times, couples arriving to Paradise beach find themselves being completely alone.

There is no developed infrastructure here, nor any other distractions. Just you and nature, undivided and undisturbed. Do whatever your heart pleases, and enjoy the connection with the divine!

Author’s Bio: Cheryl Hearts is a talented journalist from Boston, Massachusetts. From an early age, she was into writing so she decided to make it her career. Obtaining a Master’s Degree in Journalism has boosted her desire to grow as a journalist and currently she contributors to major media publications. Cheryl also runs her blog where she shares her opinion on topics trending in modern society.

Friday, September 20, 2019

EKs Princess for a Day Promo Gives Kids a Free Entrance

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Get the chance to channel your inner Princess Victoria or Princess Maphista. Dont miss the opportunity to become one. Kids age 3 to 12 years old who are dressed up like a princess are qualified to Enchanted Kingdoms Princess for a Day promo and enjoy a FREE entrance at the countrys world-class theme park.

Promo is applied on weekends from September 22 to October 13, 2019. Companions can also enjoy a 20% discount on their purchased tickets (maximum of 10).

Tickets are available at the Front Gate ticket booth, Group Sales Office (left side of the parks main entrance), and Makati Sales Office. All purchased tickets are not allowed for rebooking. Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other promo, and the Junior, Senior Citizen, and PWD and other special discounts.

For inquiries, you can send an e-mail to or call (02)

830-3535. Like Enchanted Kingdoms facebook page at for announcements and updates.

11th ManilArt Continues to Showcase Global Filipino Artists

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I just came from the 11th ManilArt press conference where I got to interview three personalities. The ManilArt Art Fair Director, Tess Rayos Del Sol, her husband and Ostrich egg sculptor and curator Danny Rayos Del Sol, and the Head of Cultural Heritage Section, Lawrence Charles Salvador.

ManilArt National Art Fair showcases the Global Filipino Artists from the nation's storied past to the present and leading to the future, and is in line with the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts' (NCCA) 2019 theme for Museums and Galleries Month (October), "Building a Nation, One Exhibit at a Time".

Before this event, as per my interview with NCCA Head of Cultural Heritage, Lawrence Charles Salvador, he also mentioned event happening in the Visayas (Iloilo) and Mindanao (Davao) before the ManilArt and another event in Manila. Please watch my interview with him for the details.

ManilArt will initiate with a gala night on the 9th of October and the fair will be on the following days at the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura

In partnership with the Local Government of Taguig, which has been involved in the art fair for 7 years already, but they started the fair at two other venues before settling in at their home at SM Aura.

Our ManilArt National Art Fair Director is from Taguig so she was glad that the LGU of Taguig has the same vibe as her to promote the arts when she first met up with them 7 years ago. Thus this strong partnership, aside from being hailed as the primary art event of NCCA, has been giving everyone to see upclose and personal artworks we should be proud of as Filipinos.

Aside from paying tribute to our Filipino artists, known locally and abroad, the art fair is an opportunity to appreciate the different artworks of newbie to veteran artists, and to inspire all ages - the youth, "adulting", late bloomers, or those on what we call mid-life crisis age, and even senior citizens (why not), to either become artists themselves since we are never too old if we are really passionate about our interests, or purchase works of art as an investment.

I myself is a frustrated artist, but had to pursue a different path because the misconception is that there is no money in the arts. But now I find myself always looking for that creative output to express my love for the arts.

Well why not, as per my interview with Danny Rayos Del Sol, who was challenged in his 40s to produce around 30 Ostrich Egg sculptures for a one-man show, he gave up his corporate career to follow what I might call his "mid-life epiphany" - that moment of realization that there is a better plan for his newfound talent.

Well maybe since the month of October is also my birthday month, that could be a sign that I should try revisiting my inclination for the arts. As per my interview with Art Fair Director Tess Rayos Del Sol, where I did tell her about my yearning for the arts during my younger years before college, just like her husband, the art fair may possibly renew my interest to put out my paintbrushes. But how I wish there was a bevy of art fairs during my youth (so it could have influenced me to change my mind of taking up Engineering) , and how I am glad she has made it convenient for students to visit the event. Indeed, as per her motivation to educate, these students could be our future artists - the next generation of big names that excel in the arts!

The ManilArt event will highlight artists connected with top art galleries in the country, so we may get the chance to meet them in person, and get to also participate in other activities the organizers lined up on those dates. Who knows, maybe it will be your turn to have that epiphany and soon I will be writing about you on my blog.

Wazzup Pilipinas will surely be doing the iconic shout-out at the event so if you're lucky to catch me around my times of visit, don't hesitate to ask me for a selfie!

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From Malta to Manila: Sigma, Clarion Gaming and ICE Asia to Hold Simultaneous Events in June 2020

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And it is officially launched!

All eyes are on Malta this November 2019, and now soon in Manila on June 2020!

Eman Pulis, founder and CEO of Sigma, already announced the big events happening for Manila on June 2020. On stage, infront of an audience of businessmen involved in the related industries, and members of the media, Eman proudly shared the big news.

The recent press conference held on September 19, 2019 at Sage Bar of the Shangri-La Makati Hotel to launch SiGMA Manila 2020, in partnership with Clarion Gaming & ICE Asia, was more like a night of socials and networking since the announcement was short and direct to the point, butbtruly something to watch out for next year.

SiGMA iGaming Summit, together with ICE and AI & Blockchain Summit will be three big shows on June 8 and 9, 2020 at  SMX Convention Center and The Conrad Hotel in Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay city, respectively.

In an exclusive interview with Eman, he was excited to also share how the Philippines has been supportive of their event they started in Malta, and now soon in Manila. Please do watch our video interview on our social media channels.

SiGMA Manila, ICE Asia and Manila AI & Blockchain Summit will take place June 8th-9th 2020 at the SMX Convention Centre, as well as the adjacent Conrad Hotel, Manila. The conference will address all the latest developments in land-based gaming, igaming, esports, digital games as well as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Big Data, Quantum Technology and FinTech.

For the very first time in history, the two verticals - new tech and gaming will meet in one city on the same dates, bringing the brightest minds and most successful entrepreneurs under one roof.

I for one is also excited to personally witness this event. But I have to hold my excitement for now as it is a still several months away. Naturally, our mindset for now is the upcoming holiday season which is just less than 100 days away.

Congratulations in advance to Sigma and the other companies involved in these huge events.

Below are more information coming from their official press release:

About iGaming Show in Manila

As a joint venture between SiGMA Group and Clarion Gaming, the gaming part of the event will cater for both the land-based gambling sector as well as the iGaming sector, with online suppliers, operators, affiliates, regulators and blockchain businesses all being housed under one roof at the SMX Convention Centre (situated in the heart of Manila as well as the adjacent Conrad conference venue).

Clarion Gaming are the organisers between the world’s largest gaming show, out of London, ICE Totally Gaming. SiGMA Group is responsible for the world’s second largest gaming show, based out of Malta - SiGMA. With these two forces uniting and heading to Manila together, the organisers are expecting around 10,000 delegates from Europe and USA.

About Blockchain and AI Show in Manila

The organisers behind the world’s largest Blockchain and AI expo in Europe, AIBC Summit, will also be bringing their wealth of experience and contacts to Manila. Past editions have seen world-class speakers Akon (grammy-award winning artist and social impact leader), Winklevoss brothers, John McAfee, Sophia the World’s first robot citizen, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Tim Draper, Anthony Pompliano and many more.

The AIBC Summit in Manila is supported by CEZA and

Why Show in Manila? Why Asia?

As Asia tempts leading brands from the global gambling sector to expand business opportunities in the region, it’s fast becoming clear that Asia is the new frontier for both land-based and iGaming industries.

Recent figures from Global Gaming Statistics 2019 reveal that jurisdictions all over Asia are looking to capitalise on the global opportunities flourishing in the gaming sector. Given this trend, it’s crucial to foster dialogue between East and West, addressing considerations such as regulatory environments in different territories, payments processing methods, the integration of blockchain emerging technologies, and even bandwidth for mobile gaming.

It’s precisely these issues that next year’s show in Manila will address by bringing the biggest brands and jurisdictions in the sector together in one venue.

Eman Pulis, founder and CEO of SiGMA, commented, “We are impressed by the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit in South-East Asia, specifically in Manila and the Philippines. Which is why we believe that ICE, SiGMA and AIBC - Asia - should be held in Manila. I look forward to the first edition this coming June 2020 with excitement. The feedback from our previous attendees in Europe has been overwhelming.”

Kate Chambers, Managing Director for Clarion Gaming, commented, “The opportunities for growth in Asia are increasing exponentially year on year, and the time is right to cement new and existing relationships between the gambling industries in both East and West. To combine the expertise of Clarion courtesy of the world famous ICE brand and SiGMA ensures both the land-based and iGaming sectors will find synergy in Manila in 2020. This is an exciting time as we extend the reach of the ICE brand following the launch of ICE Africa in 2018 and ICE North America in May 2019.”

On June 8-9th, 2020, all eyes will be on South-East Asia, in Manila for this gathering of top level delegates from all over the world.

The floor plan for Asia is already filling up fast. Detailed information about our Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages can be found on our site. If you have any questions, or wish to speak to someone about opportunities, please contact Eman or Jean at .

Visit or for further details about the Gaming conference in Manila

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

SUIT-UP: Integrating Role Diversity to Conquer Business Adversity

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Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management, Human Resource, and Office Administration. These are just a few of the business-related courses that can push a student to their potential. Though sometimes, the courses being different from each other creates a stigma and leads to diversity within the field.

To furthermore enhance student competencies and downscale the effects of field diversity, the College of Business Administration’s Student Council from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila will be conducting a seminar entitled “SUIT-UP: Integrating Role Diversity to Conquer Business Adversity” this September 18, 2019, at the Bulwagang Balagtas PUP Manila. With guest speakers well-known from the business industry and a lot of lessons to learn!

MARINA, DENR Enhance Ballast Water Management in PHL Shipping Sector

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The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR - BMB) jointly pursued the effective management of ballast water in the Philippine shipping sector through a seminar-workshop on the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention on 18 – 20 September 2019.

The three-day event, which was initiated by the DENR – BMB, supported the notion that shipping activities should be in harmony with the environment. It also coincided with the celebration of the Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo) which aimed to raise the awareness and literacy of Filipinos on the country's archipelagic features.

MARINA – Shipyards Regulation Service (MARINA – SRS) Director Ramon C. Hernandez stressed the role of shipping as the most efficient mode of transport in an archipelagic country like the Philippines. However, the shipping sector also bore disadvantages, particularly to the marine environment.

Generally, ships carry water in its ballast tanks to improve stability, structural integrity, and navigational safety.

When water is loaded into the ships, various biological materials such as plants and bacteria are sucked up into their ballast tanks. When the water has to be unloaded back to the sea, these biological materials are introduced in a new environment and become invasive, which causes damage to aquatic ecosystems. This activity is even noted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

To prevent further destruction of the marine environment, the BWM Convention was adopted by the IMO in 2004 to prescribe regulations on the proper management and treatment of ballast water and sediments discharge. The said convention entered into force in 2017.

The BWM Convention was ratified by the Philippines in 2018.

To date, the MARINA, together with the DENR – BMB and other concerned government agencies, is in the process of finalizing the rules and regulations on the BWM Convention to control the transfer of invasive aquatic species by ships, as well as to fully and effectively implement the international convention for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments.

The country’s strategic action plan on the BWM, on the other hand, is undergoing further study and consultation.

iLoveMyCountry.Ph Run 2019 for Fraud-Free Philippines

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iLoveMyCountry.Ph Run 2019 for Fraud-Free Philippines brings you the biggest and much-awaited Extraordinary and Heroic running event of the year.


MANILA- November 30, 2019
Location: Marikina Sports Center

Category: 3k, 5k, 10k

Payment inclusions: race shirt, race bib, race bag, raffle stub, finisher medal (First 100 finisher per category) and certificate of participation.

Payment inclusions: race shirt, race bib, loot bag, raffle stub, finisher medal (First 100 finisher per category) and certificate of participation.

To Register:

Like and share our Facebook Page: ilovemycountryph

Sponsors and Donations are welcome.

Contact us at: 0945-505-4641
Tel: 910-0946
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Nexus: Making Every Connection Matter

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The Industrial Engineering Department of Adamson University and the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers - Operations Research Society of the Philippines (PIIE-ORSP) Adamson University Chapter will be having its annual General Assembly on September 21 entitled Nexus: Making Every Connection Matter.

With the goal of enlightening IE students, this year's General Assembly will be having IE Alumni of Adamson University to discuss how connections are made and how can we apply it as future Industrial Engineers as well as the experiences of the speakers from their student life to their present endeavors as an IE. It also aims to develop and build rapport between the students by having activities that will not only pique their interests, but will also ensure that they would have loads of fun.

The event will happen on September 21, 2019, from 12:00NN to 5:00PM at the OZ AVR. All Industrial Engineering students of Adamson University are encouraged to attend this annual gathering.

So what are you waiting for? The registration fee is only PhP 250 and the payment period is from September 11 to September 20, 2019.

Get hooked on the feeling as we go retro for this year’s theme. Put on your retro themed attire and your groovy shoes because it is time to party! Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this annual gathering and have the time of your life. See you soon Ka-IE!

Click this link and register now!


Upgrade Your Contest Winning Chance with Perfect Ways

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As a regular contest marketer, you should join for many contests every month. Marketing experts join for 5 contests per month. To get more power to any business, we need to drive more organic and paid traffic. You can get paid traffic using advertising platforms like AdWords and Bing. Gaining organic traffic for your business may take 6 months to 1 year. So to win any contests online, you must need right sources. From this post, we look the perfect ways to upgrade your contest winning chance.

1. Hire a Photographer

The first step to impress your audience and contest creator is having great pictures for your photo contest. Quality photos get 59% high volume of votes than the normal photos which take from mobile camera. You can easily find and photographer for this purpose. Just do search on Google for the term “Hire a photographer near me”. It will give you a list with many choices. Read the reviews clearly and pick the right photographer for your contest.

On Facebook platform, photo contests are running daily by many fan pages and groups. You find the relevant contest to your niche and check the quality of the prize offer. When the prize is worthy one, you can hire a photographer to start your process.

2. Why Photo Contests Take First Place?

There are many types of online polls available and why we recommend you to join for photo contests? The reasons are:

You can easily find photo contests on Facebook. When you surf on Facebook, you can see advertisements pop everywhere.

Evaluation process is simple with photo contests. Normally, the average contestant count of photo contests is 15. It obviously tells that the competition level is easy than any other contests.

Every time, new contestants join for photo contests. Their experience level is low so you can easily win contests using right strategies.

Ideal contest duration time of photo contests is 1 week. So there is no need to monitor and keep lead over months.

You just need a professional photographer to take photos that relevant to your admin niche.

The contest is running on Facebook so you can simply share the link with you fans in few seconds.

Photo contest servers are working great since the contest is running on big platform Facebook.

Your competitors can’t send fake votes because your admin easily find the fake votes by manually checking the voting profiles.

If you have idea to become a photo contest creator then look this post to find how to create a photo contest online.

3. Other worthy contests to add list:

IP based polls which support only for particular location. Like if your country is USA and Alabama, you can collect vote only from these locations. This may called as super secured contests. When the contest is IP only based, the contestants can get vote from any country using free proxies.

With country and state restricted contests, the contestants have no clue to get fake votes. If you think, you are strong in your area and you can join for such contests to win the prizes. Some of the most popular IP based contest application is Polldaddy. Many marketers use this platform to run IP based contests.

Signup based contests are another good one to add to white list. This contest allows the users to vote with unique IP, Email and names. After submit the form, it requires the voters to verify the vote using the Email verification link.

Due to the long voting duration, many people skip this type of contests. So your chance of winning percentage is high here. All you need is a good responding targeted traffic. If you have regular customers for your service and product, you can pitch them a super quality email invitation to vote for your contests.

Feel Like a Kid Again with 7-Eleven’s Childhood Classics Promo

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Don’t miss out on a chance to relive your childhood at Hong Kong Disneyland!

We have our Disney Classics reboots, old school playlists, and 90s fashion comebacks

but nothing says ultimate throwback quite like 7-Eleven’s latest Childhood Classics promo!

Starting today through October 22, you can get a chance to bring back your young-and-carefree days with exciting prizes from 7-Eleven. 

Capture Instagrammable moments 90s style with a Polaroid Originals OneStep+ or celebrate the 40th anniversary of Gundam with a Gundam Fix Figuration. You can also enjoy a trip for 2 to Hong Kong Disneyland to meet Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and more.

Simply buy P100 worth of participating 90s snacks and drinks from 7-Eleven and use your CLiQQ app to earn e-raffle entries to win these amazing prizes.

Hurry and get your hands on your favorite 90s snacks like Chippy, Chiz Curls, Cloud 9, Choco Knots, Milo, and more at 7-Eleven stores near you. #90sClassicsSa711

For more information, visit and like 7-Eleven Philippines on Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram and @711philippines on Twitter
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