Saturday, November 16, 2013

Goods.Ph Works Hand-In-Hand with the Philippine National Red Cross To Help Victics of Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan

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Misery and desperation are deeply etched on the faces of the millions of victims of super typhoon Yolanda, not knowing where to get their next meal or how to rebuild their broken homes and lives and how to cope with the loss of their loved ones.

Chaos is widespread as the citizenry have nowhere to go for basic services: there is no electricity, no water services, no communications and worse no local government service to speak of. The typhoon victims have to literally fend for themselves. in partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross, is undertaking a charitable cause that offers RELIEF GOODS PACKAGE for the typhoon victims that one can avail for donation purposes. We are encouraging our customers to avail our special RELIEF GOODS PACKAGE from our site to enable them to donate to the typhoon victims online.

Singapore Airlines Increases Baggage Allowance in All Classes

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers will enjoy more free checked-in baggage allowance from November 15, 2013 for all SIA and SilkAir flights.

Checked-in baggage allowances will increase by 10kg for all classes of travel. Customers will be entitled to free baggage allowances of 50kg in Suites and First Class, 40kg in Business Class and 30kg in Economy Class.

For flights to and from the United States, where a per-piece allowance applies, customers travelling in Suites, First Class and Business Class will be entitled to check in two pieces of luggage of up to 32kg each, up from 23kg previously.

Congratulations to the Metisetrade Happy Trading Hours November 15 Winners

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Congratulations to the November 15 Happy Trading Hours Demo Competition Winners:

1. focused - 17%
2. Jaehyun Lee - 10%
3. Warren Agusen 8%

You WIN:

1. vOffice ELITE card,
2. 2 coupons from Tony Roma's and TGI Fridays
3. MetisEtrade Souvenir
4. Chance to dethrothe monthly champion Robert Escano here in our office on Dec 06

Yahoo Technostorm Coming Soon This November 29 at Market Market

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With its successful implementation last year, Yahoo Philippines is keeping the momentum going with the launch of the second edition of the Yahoo Technostorm this year. 

<> Technostorm, which sits on the Yahoo Philippines portal, is the go-to site for all things tech.

The online site will be having an on-ground counterpart this November and will showcase the latest products and gadgets from the country's top tech brands giving Filipinos a closer look at what technology has to offer them.

Axe Apollo Space Team Undergoing Local Training Here in the Philippines

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We would like to share with you some photos from the local training of the Axe Apollo team. The members include Evan Rey Datuin, Chino Roque and Ramil Santos.

All of them will fly to Florida, USA to train at Space Camp, where they will train and compete against more than 100 representatives from 60 countries. One of them is guaranteed to fly to space in 2014.

Their local training included sessions at Crossfit MNL to improve their stamina and strength. Another part of the training is scuba diving which is a simulation of  a zero-gravity environment. That’s the closest they can get to weightlessness. This activity also tests their breathing techniques.

Philippines Receives Support from International Tourism Bodies

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) expresses its sincere appreciation to the outpouring of messages and support from partners in the international travel community such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for the Filipino people affected by the recent Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

In a press release posted on their website, UNWTO expressed readiness to support the Philippines in any tourism-related recovery program for the affected areas and called for support by contributing to the ongoing relief efforts of the various United Nations (UN) agencies operating on the ground. The UNWTO, as the leading international organization in the field of tourism, is the UN agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism.

“UNWTO is confident that despite this tragic occurrence, the tourism sector in the Philippines will continue to strive and make a key contribution to the development of the country”, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said.

Global Humanitarian Group in New York Picks Filipino Ambassador to Help Typhoon Yolanda Victims

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Top-ranked speaker and master trainer, Boris Joaquin was recently appointed the Philippine Ambassador for the Private Sector by the Metro World Child Foundation based in Brooklyn New York, USA. Metro World Child is a global faith-based, humanitarian organization serving nearly 100,000 children each week with after school programs, Sunday School services, child sponsorship, special programs and personal home visits.

In 2001, Metro World Child began a work in Manila, Philippines. The goal was to reach children and families who were living in situations that were in most cases, beyond their control. Metro World Child went to some of the most needy areas such as Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Navotas, and other impoverished locations throughout the Philippines. Over a decade later, we now reach 20,000 children and their families on a weekly basis here in the Philippines alone. Metro World Child has grown to include other nations such as South Africa, Kenya, Romania, and India, and combined, now reach over 100,000 children around the world.

Joaquin is delighted by this new appointed following his stints with World Vision and involvements with HOPE Foundation, Scholars for Jesus, World Teach and Bible League, his role to help connect Metro World Child’s programs for the street children with right partners and corporate donors. “This is timely…” Joaquin quips, “…After Typhoon Yolanda, children lost their families, families grieved for their children. Despite this, however, we still believe that there is something that even the strongest storm cannot take away from them.”

DOTC Automatic Fare Collection System Expected to Net the Most Number of Bidders

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With the coming bid submission deadline for the P1.72 Billion Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) project on Monday, 18 November 2013, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) expects to net the most number of bidders under the administration’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program so far.

“With only a few days to go before bid submission, our sense is that all five prequalified groups are still very much in the running,” said DOTC spokesperson Migs Sagcal.

“From what we understand, if all groups submit on Monday, this could be the highest number of bidders for a PPP project so far. That would mean more competitive bids, and it would show how well the project terms have been packaged,” Sagcal added.

Celebrity Families To Be Awarded At The Baby & Family Expo 2013

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The biggest family event of the year, Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013, happening on December 06-08, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, will be recognizing celebrity families, parents and kids who have been a great inspiration and role model to Filipino families in the first ever Golden Family Awards. The awarding ceremony is scheduled on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6pm.

The Golden Family of the Year will be awarded to celebrity parents Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo and to daughter Johanna “Yohan Lois" and son Juan Luis "Lucho." Their on-screen love team developed to an off-camera relationship.

Four years after, wedding bells were finally heard. Despite rumors, their relationship stayed strong. Aside from their successful showbiz career, Judy Ann and Ryan still managed to be hands-on parents. When it comes to enforcing discipline to their kids, they prefer to handle it on a case-to-case basis instead of imposing cardinal rules. Both parents are open to possibilities of their kids entering showbiz as Yohan and Lucho are showing signs already.

"Mulan" Set to Open on November 20

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The story of Mulan, a popular Chinese heroine, comes from an old Chinese folktale entitled “The Ballad of Mulan”. Originally a poem – Hua Mulan’s story has been adapted into a number of different versions over the years.

As a pre-X’mas offering to all schools, parents and children, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “ MULAN ” with script and lyrics by LUIGI NACARIO and music by EUGENE BELBIS.

Fearless and determined, Mulan’s story starts out as China is facing the threat of the Huns. The Emperor seeks out the help of the men of different families to fight in battle. Former military man and Mulan’s father is among those chosen. Too old and sick to participate but also too honourable to walk away from the duty. Mulan’s father and his family are faced with the dilemna of being unable to send someone in his place. Without a male member who is old enough to fight, Mulan steps forward to serve in the army in his place.

Statement of the Department of Tourism on The Aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Code Name : Haiyan)

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name “Haiyan”), one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall in recorded history.

The towns that were severely affected are located in the provinces of Leyte and Eastern Samar, as well as a few places in the Southern Tagalog Region (particularly Coron in Palawan). The government remains on top of the ongoing search, rescue, retrieval, and relief operations for the victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda.

The DOT is focused on the safety and monitoring of tourist movement in all affected areas and has no reports so far of any endangerment. The DOT’s objective is to focus on quick recovery so that tourism income is restored at the soonest possible time.

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Special Blocked Screening : It's Almost Here!

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Great Events Plus Inc. brings you another blockbuster movie of the year, The Hunger Games Catching Fire in Digital 2D, November 21, 2013 at the Shangri-La Cineplex, Cinema 2, 3:20PM.

The movie is reeling in soon and here's your chance to catch it first! Purchase your tickets now! So what are you waiting for? Will you miss this up-and-coming awesome movie? Or will you see it as soon as we will?

There will be a lot freebies in store such as Clover Chips, Free Magazines from Summit Media, Sorciage and HighLife Magazine, and many more, as well as raffle prizes to be given away from sponsors such as Livco Perfumes, Crocodile Park Free tickets, Gatsby products, Beauty products from Glutamax and Ysa Skin Soap etc.

The Time is Now to Usher In the Age Of Health Informatics In The Country

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There used to be a time when information technology and health science, or medicine, were two distinct disciplines. In recent years however, particular interest has been given to human-computer interaction, the Internet, software and programs, wireless and mobile communications, the manner people process information and new IT solutions including the cloud, are leading to advancements in both fields making them intersect and converge — bringing to fore the focus on health informatics.

The World Health Organization defines health informatics as “an umbrella term used to encompass the rapidly-evolving discipline of using computing, networking and communications – methodologies and technologies – to support the health-related fields.” In medical circles, it is also known as clinical informatics, medical informatics or biomedical informatics.

Those specializing in this field further dissect it as the appropriate and innovative application of the concepts and technologies of the information age to improve health care and health as a whole. It also gave rise to the context of “e-health,” which is related to the collection, analysis and movement of health information and data to support health care.

Pepsodent Brushing Adventure Campaign Promotes Twice-Daily Brushing

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Unilever strenghtens its commitment to improve the brushing habits of the Filipino children with its brushing adventure advocacy . Through its No. 1 toothpaste brand Pepsodent

Part of Unilever’s – Sustainable Living Plan to built a billion better lives . The campaign empowers moms to teach the healthy habit of twice daily brushing to their kids . Pepsodent encorages parents not to use the fear of cavities to get kids to brush but to make  rushing a fun and creative moment of family bonding.

Part of the kick –off ceremony campagn, Pepsodent and its partners FDI World Dental Federation, Philippine Dental Association  ( PDA) , City of Manila invited hundreds of students from Rafael Palma Elementary School in Manila . Kids , parents , teachers and Unilever employees anjoyed an adventure –filled day watching a Pepsodent Brushing Adventure Musical Play.

Epson Donates Php 2 Million to Areas Affected by Typhoon Yolanda

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Continuing its practice of extending aid to disaster-affected areas, the Epson group of companies in the Philippines has donated PhP2 million for relief operations in the areas severely affected by the Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). The assistance was made through the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a local non-profit organization.

Aside from monetary aid, Epson employees will also work with PBSP personnel to undertake on-site relief operations. Voluntary contributions from Epson employees are also being aggregated by the company to complement the aid that the company has donated.

Typhoon Haiyan struck central areas of the Philippines, including the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Visayas region. Many consider it as one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines in recorded history. The full extent of the damage is still unclear.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Honda Donates Php 10 Million to Victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”

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The Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines would like to express its deepest sympathy to the flood victims of southwest monsoon rain caused by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan). Through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, Honda Foundation, Inc., the local Honda subsidiaries will provide ₱10 million to help assist in the relief and recovery efforts.

The Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines, composed of Honda Philippines, Inc. (Manufacturer and distributor Honda motorcycles and power products), Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (Manufacturer and distributor of Honda automobiles), Honda Parts Manufacturing Corp. (Manufacturer of automobile component parts) and Honda Trading Philippines Ecozone Corp. (Trading company), is one with the nation in continuously praying for the immediate healing of the victims and their families and the recovery of the affected areas.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Globe, Smart, Sun Offer Free Local and International Texts to Affected Visayas Provinces

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To help the communities severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the country’s three mobile phone operators -- Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular are jointly offering 25 free SMS per day for five days that may be used for local and international messages.

This will be available to all their customers in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Aklan, Antique, and Capiz from November 13 to 17.

“This free service is open to all Globe and TM subscribers in these Visayas provinces. This is the company’s way of giving assistance to our customers who suffered from the typhoon’s onslaught and who need to reach out to their family and friends in the country and abroad,” said Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor for Globe Consumer Business Group.

Re-post. Help. Donate. Share. Now. For Typhoon Yolanda Victims.

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Re-post. Help. Donate. Share. Now. For Typhoon Yolanda Victims.

To everyone who is actively participating in packing relief goods to be sent to the EXTREMELY DEVASTATED areas like LEYTE and such, please note the following:

1.) DO NOT PACK NOODLES, RICE OR ANYTHING THAT NEEDS WATER. There is no water and electricity so it is impossible to cook this kind of food. Stick to bread, canned goods that are ready-to-eat and can be opened WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A CAN OPENER.

2.) PACK MEDICINE - most especially basic medicine (biogesic, bioflu, robitussin etc). Also if possible, include medicine for surface wounds as many have been wounded because of the debris and fallen rooftops.

3.) PACK AT LEAST ONE BOTTLE OF WATER - People are raging for water (some have even become violent just for water). There is no source of water at all in any part of Tacloban.

4.) PACK CANDLES AND MATCHES - there will be no electricity for a minimum of two months so all people will need these.

5.) ENCOURAGE YOUR RESPECTIVE GROUP/ORGANIZATION TO DONATE BODY BAGS - Bodies are lying around the roads within the city and some of the places have already been filled up with bodies.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MetisEtrade Happy Trading Hours Live Streaming Launched!

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We are proud to be an online media partner of MetisEtrade Happy Trading Hours (HTH).

MetisEtrade launches the live streaming broadcast of its Happy Trading Hours event from their head office in Bonifacio Global City. The event has been made available to everyone, no longer limited to physical presence in the office.

Happy Trading Hours is a weekly financial event conceptualized to cater for trading enthusiasts. HTH happens every Friday, during the hours when the financial market moves the most. This infotainment (Information with entertainment) is a combination of a seminar and a demo competition.

Wazzup Pilipinas : The Humble Beginnings of a Top Emerging Influential Blog

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From a personal blog into a community blog, Wazzup Pilipinas or has evolved into one of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013 delivering highly engaging articles that are sensationally making waves and followed by a lot of people in search of updated news and information about the Philippines.

Wazzup Pilipinas has become one of the most sought after blogs being invited to partner with events, brand and product promotions, advocacy awareness, and several other online movements and activities.

We would like to believe that Wazzup Pilipinas has truly achieved a significant and commendable accomplishment that deserves praise and recognition, or at least a tap on the back and a "Keep up the good work!" congratulatory remark.

For all those interested in knowing more about Wazzup Pilipinas, we now share with you a brief history of our origins and what we stand for.

Online Revolution Month : Where E-Commerce Heavyweights Come Together for Cyber Monday

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We are so excited for the launch of the Online Revolution Month!!!

The Online revolution month is a special one-month promotion which runs from 11/11 through 12/12.

During this time, e-commerce heavyweights such as ZALORA, LAZADA and A-DEALS come together to bring the Philippines its very own month long version of ‘Cyber Monday'.

They actually kicked off this event by hosting a site wide sale last November 11, 2013, at 11am and there’s still so much more to come!

Let us help you save money this holiday season! Get all your holiday shopping done online and enjoy great deals and discounts during Online Revolution Month!

Arcadium 3 Fact Sheet

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What is Arcadium 3?

In 2011, Power Mac Center launched the country’s first-of-its-kind App Arcade Tournament dubbed Arcadium, with participants joining in the event by going to selected Power Mac Center stores to play featured game apps initially on iOS devices like iPad and iPod touch.

Now on its third year of staging, Arcadium continues to serve as an exciting and competitive platform for Apple users and gaming enthusiasts to play game apps using their favorite Apple devices.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Congress Philippines

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The Global Entrepreneurship Week Congress brings together some of the country’s most successful and highly respected tycoons and taipans who will share their secrets and strategies to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

It is one of the major events during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide celebration and promotion of entrepreneurship that overs across 131 countries.

The 2-day conference’s theme is “Taking Your Business to the Next Level” and will be held on November 22, 2013, 8:30am-5:30pm, at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

SM MOA: Nestle Wellness FITFIL Fitness Boot Camp

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Are you ready to get stronger, fitter, and healthier this Holiday season? Join the Nestle Wellness Fitfil Bootcamp with CoachJim Saret this November 21 to December 16, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia By the Bay. This is from Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 pm - 8:30pm), Saturday (6:30 am - 8:30am) .

200 slots only. Sign-up at (Fee is P1,500 only)

Let's get FIT Philippines!

WebGeek Conference : Conference + App Expo + Beer

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Bringing the Philippine developer community under one roof

Conference + App Expo + Beer

On November 16, we’re bringing together leading developers, makers, futurists and creatives in Meralco Multi Purpose Hall (Ortigas) to explore and discuss the future of software. WebGeek will create the path for you in meeting the Philippine developer scene in one roof. An exciting app expo would also take place, wherein exciting, cutting edge products would be demo-ed by the developers themselves. Go around, check them out, share insights and have fun while having a nice cold beer.

Art and Uprising: The Legacy of Bonifacio

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In celebration of the sesquicentennial of National Hero Andres Bonifacio, the Concerned Artists of the Philippines in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines is holding the artist forum "Art and Uprising: The Legacy of Bonifacio".

Chitoy Zapata, Pablo Baen Santos, Julie Po, and Crisanto De Leon

TIME and VENUE: 2PM to 5PM at the MKP Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Acer Launches “Your Home Cinema Package”

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The global tech giant’s exciting new promo brings high-tech cinema experience straight to your home

Global tech giant Acer is set to bring high-tech cinema experience to Filipinos’ homes nationwide as it announces the “Your Home Cinema Package,” an exciting new promo featuring two of the latest Acer LED projectors plus freebies for total home theater enjoyment.

The promo, which runs from October 14 to November 14, 2013, bundles the palm-sized but powerful K135 LED projector or the sleek, high-brightness K335 LED projector with free products that include an Acer Iconia B1 Android handheld computing device, an Acer projector screen, and an Acer USB presenter with laser pointer—all for as low as P34,000.

Rants Versus Rants : The Latest Craze That Surpassed the Popularity of Plants Versus Zombies

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"I keep telling myself "Don't let anybody tell you that you're doing things all wrong when you know that things are doing great for you. If you listened to the others telling you to hold back and keep a low profile, you wouldn't be enjoying the perks and benefits right now."

Yeah, there may be some hiccups along the way but that's normal for a struggling noobie whose adventure along unpredictable paths has just began. One thing for sure is that I'm headed to only one direction and on my way to a brighter future - and nobody can stop me no matter how hard they try!!!"

Ironically, those who are saying that it is not a good trait to rant online are the ones who also rant against fellow bloggers. They don't even have the guts to identify themselves and hiding behind an "Anonymous" identity.  We are not asking them to side with a fellow blogger, We are asking them to hear us out first before coming up with conclusions.

Wazzup Pilipinas was ranting against an establishment that tried to go cheap-O with bloggers, but there's this group of bloggers that are now ranting against Wazzup Pilipinas, and also trying to humiliate the bloggers associated with the blog or community. We must announce that the bloggers invited to the event had no knowledge of any of the arrangement between Wazzup Pilipinas and the owners of the establishment. These bloggers should not be dragged along with the issue.

Globe: Tacloban No Longer Isolated, Mobile Signal Up In 1 Cellsite, Restoration In Visayas Ongoing

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Libreng Tawag in 3 sites in Iloilo now up

Globe Telecom was able to reconnect the province of Tacloban with the rest of the world with 1 cellsite serving critical communication requirements of the local government units and agencies involved in disaster response and coordination efforts. The temporary site was put up near Hotel Alejandro along Paterno St. in Tacloban. Tacloban was among the hardest hit provinces of Typhoon Yolanda and the last isolated area where Globe mobile signals were fully disrupted.

Globe said that restoration efforts are being accelerated in the Visayas region with the assistance of government units like the Phil. Air Force and the Phil. Navy who lent assistance in providing transport requirements for heavy network equipment that are being airlifted or shipped to critical sites including Tacloban.

Around 26 sites from Calbayog, Samar to northern Samar have also been repaired and brought back to operations. Of the total sites affected including those in southern Luzon and Mindanao, 471 sites, or 30% of total affected sites have already been restored. In the Visayas region, close to 20% of all 2G/3G sites affected have been restored.

Soiree Beaujolais 2013 : Streets of Paris

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Every third Thursday of November is a celebration which is uniquely French, happens simultaneously around the world.... the welcoming of the French wine harvest from the Beaujolais Region, aptly called "SOIREE BEAUJOLAIS". Come and celebrate with us this 21st of November at The Manila Hotel.

Merry-making starts at 6 PM. Bring your appetite as we prepare a wide array of French food, charcuteries and cheeses freshly flown in from France! Dance the night away with a live band and enjoy a fashion couture parade as you sip a fresh glass of the Beaujolais Nouveau!

Keep your tickets as we are giving away huge prizes from our sponsors, with a Grand Raffle Prize of a trip to Paris for two!

Tickets are sold at Php 3,000 each. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Scholarship Foundation of FCC-Le Club. For reservation, please call 813-9005 and 864-0447 or e-mail:

Or you may book online:

Monday, November 11, 2013

World Pneumonia Day by the Department of Health

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Pneumonia is indeed a deadly serious disease that has claimed the lives of many individuals, especially children. With their weak immune system and frail bodies, they become easily susceptible to the disease.

Penumonia has become the number 1 killer of children under the age of five - even  claimed more lives than AIDS, tubercolosis, and malaria combined.

They say that many of these children do not even reach the age of five or their 5th birthday.

It is so sad that pneumonia is preventable yet many still die form the disease.

We were invited to join the movement against Pneumonia at the World Pneumonia Day event held at the Summit Ridge hotel in Tagaytay city.

Google Person Finder for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda

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Sending you information about Person Finder from Google:

About Google's Person Finder. Yes, you can get the data and use it to help connect families with their loved ones.

1. All data entered into Google Person Finder is available to the public and searchable and accessible by anyone. Google does not review or verify the accuracy of the data. The standard Google Terms of Service apply to all users of Google Person Finder.

2. If you are interested in exporting records or performing automatic searches, you can do so by applying for a read or search API key. To learn more about API keys and various access levels visit the Data API page.

There's a CSV import as well.

Enjoy Christmas Shopping Minus The Rush at Tutuban Center

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Funny that as early as August, Christmas tunes already occupy significant airtime among radio stations—perhaps even on TV—that signal the start of arguably the world’s longest Christmas celebration.

The spirit of giving also comes into its full vitality as gift lists are already written, and you’ll know it’s the “ber-months” once hordes of bargain hunters pack the metro’s shopping centers just to buy them.

Giving something unique for Christmas has always been everyone’s dilemma. While most people run out of ideas, they sometimes resort to buying the same items in bulk just to have gifts to give away. But that can be avoided through early foresight and careful planning to avoid the chaotic Christmas shopping rush.

Mulan from Kids Acts Philippines

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The story of Mulan, a popular Chinese heroine, comes from an old Chinese folktale entitled “The Ballad of Mulan”. Originally a poem – Hua Mulan’s story has been adapted into a number of different versions over the years.

This year, Kids Acts Philippines will stage its own take on the ballad as the season offering to all schools. Fearless and determined, Mulan’s story starts out as China is facing the threat of the Huns. The Emperor seeks out the help of the men of different families to fight in battle.

Former military man and Mulan’s father is among those chosen. Too old and sick to participate but also too honourable to walk away from the duty. Mulan’s father and his family are faced with the dilemma of being unable to send someone in his place. Without a male member who is old enough to fight, Mulan steps forward to serve in the army in his place.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Miss Philippines Ariella Arida Should Be Miss Universe

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Miss Philippines Ariella Arida as 3rd Runner Up?

Ariella Arida should have been crowned instead of Miss Venezuela, because she gave the most intelligent final answer, and had the most interesting life story of strength and ambition.

"The judges seem to be biased and the competition seems rigged. I sincerely hope that's not true. Mr. Donald Trump, the ball is in your court." - Spanky or Oprah or whoever really said it.

"This is a well-known fact. they're all rigged. That's how the Donald wants it."- Gomer Coronel

"Well, Donald Trump prefers Latinas on the first place. Haisstt... Anyways, Miss Universe is made to promote a swimsuit not world peace." - Paolo Gaborni

:) Happy?

Kidnapping Report In Sulu Clarified

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Nasri Abubakar and Dennis Aluba who were reportedly kidnapped in Baranggay Latin in Patikul, Sulu are not Globe employees.

This was clarified by Globe Telecom last Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Yoly Crisanto, head for Globe Corporate Communications, said that the incident is very unfortunate but explained that the two victims are actually technical staff of QTel which was tapped by Nippon Electric Company (NEC) to set-up network transmission requirement in the area as contractor of Globe.

“We have assisted our sub-contractor QTel in reporting the incident to the military. Globe will cooperate fully with the authorities as necessary. We empathize with the families of the victims and we are hopeful for their safe recovery,” Crisanto added.

Globe Service Restoration in Visayas Underway; Iloilo, Roxas Now Up

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Globe Telecom said on Saturday that restoration of its communication services is now underway in areas severely affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

In fact, communication services are now up in two key areas namely Iloilo and Roxas City following service disruption on Friday as the super typhoon wrought havoc in the area.

Service restoration in areas hard hit by the weather anomaly is expected within a 48-hour period, Yoly Crisanto, Globe Head of Corporate Communications, said.

According to Crisanto, back-up power facilities have been fully utilized in the company's major regional exchange centers.

“We have activated our Disaster Coordination Center in Lahug and our Regional Operations Center to expedite restoration efforts in the Visayas region. Globe technical teams in the region continue to do coordination, monitoring and site assessments in the affected areas,” Crisanto said.

Halo-Halo Win Halloween Party at Mabuhay Restop Cafe

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Mabuhay Restop Cafe conducted a remarkable and rare Halloween party last October 19, 2013. It was a successful event as the kids together with their parents soared high with laughter and learning.

It was a Halloween party where kids have to enjoy in a seat with eyes wide open while watching a play. A kid who joins with the most creative Halloween costume wins.

Do I Need Visa To Travel To Japan?


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Filipinos! If you’re planning to go to Japan anytime soon then I’m sorry to announce that Filipinos still need to get a visa to visit the Land of The Rising Sun.

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines notified the public that Japan has not lifted the visa exemption for the Philippines yet.  But worry not!  Japan has opened multiple-entry Visas to Filipinos.

In celebration of the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, the Government of Japan has decided to begin issuance from July 1, of multiple entry visas for short-term stay to nationals of the Republic of the Philippines (ordinary passport holders) who reside in their home country.

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