Friday, November 21, 2014

Task Force Pride Philippines Presents "All Families Day: Different Families, Same Love"

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Task Force Pride Philippines (TFP) is a volunteer-managed, non-partisan, and a not-for-profit network of  Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) individuals, and are the same people that organizes the annual Pride March in Metro Manila.

Sa selebrasyon ng ika-20 anibersaryo ng Metro Manila Pride ngayong taon, inilunsad ng TFP ang temang “Come Out for Love: Kasi Pag-Ibig Pa Rin,” bilang paalala ng pag-ibig at paglaban na nagsimula at nag-aruga ng 20 taon ng pag-oorganisa ng mga LGBT na komunidad para sa pantay na mga karapatan.

Kasama sa mga kaganapan na inoorganisa ng TFP nitong Pride season na ito ay isang All Families Day na pinamagatang “Different Families, Same Love.” Gaganapin ito ngayong ika-22 ng Nobyembre, Sabado, 3:00nh hanggang paglubog ng araw, sa HARDIN NG MGA DIWATA, UP College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman. Isa itong picnic na sinisikap ipagdiwang ang iba’tibang klaseng porma ng pamilya, mapa-dalawaang ina o ama, o tig-isa; sa dugo man o sa kasaysayan ang dulot ng pinagsamahan.

Mother Nature Influenced Our Modern World: Find Out How in Discovery Kids’ Wild But True!

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Robert Irwin makes his television debut in this new series alongside co-host Isabel Yamazaki at Discovery Kids' Wild But True.

Discovery Kids lets children explore their awesome world and ignite their natural curiosity by providing content that is fun and enriching for growing children. The channel stimulates learning and imagination, and provides a safe environment that parents can trust. Discovery Kids offers its viewers a world of endless possibilities through informative and entertaining programming that explores adventure, nature, science, wildlife, history and technology. Launched in Asia-Pacific in 2012, Discovery Kids is currently distributed to 27 million subscribers in the region.

If we want to find out how we can build fuel-efficient vehicles, smarter homes, more aerodynamic planes, Tune in to the Discovery Kids channel. Find out how we can help the blind to see. Humans are not the only ones who strive to meet life’s many challenges - nature has been doing that for the past 3.8 billion years so we are the new kids on the evolutionary block!

On Discovery Kids’ brand new series WILD BUT TRUE, hosts Robert Irwin and Isabel Yamazaki show how biomimicry – the imitation and application of nature’s systems, models, designs, or elements – has paved the way for technology and inspired many modern-day inventions. WILD BUT TRUE premieres every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., starting 2 December. Encores every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Flickr Wall Art: Redecorate with Over 50 Million Photos

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Decorate your home or office with over 50 million images to choose from! The sharing never stops as you can now purchase and hang on your walls pictures from the best photographers in the world.

Yahoo today announced the launch of Flickr wall art in International markets. With this Flickr is bringing the best photographers from around the world to your walls. You can now decorate your home, office, or dorm room with artwork from over 50 million awe-inspiring images.

In October, Yahoo announced a new way to share your personal photos with Flickr Wall Art. Now, not only can you turn your own personal photostream into museum-quality prints to hang on your walls, but you can order hand-selected collections from Creative Commons images and Flickr’s licensed artists.

This is the first time that the Flickr community can purchase the work of Flickr’s licensed artists directly on Flickr and in turn, these photographers can sell their work directly on Flickr. These photographers are part of the Flickr Marketplace and their work is sure to make your jaw drop. Our Flickr team has chosen a gorgeous selection of these Flickr-licensed photographs in popular categories — abstract, landscapes, travel, animals, and more — that you can browse and buy.

Bistro Group's E-GC and Premiere Card: The Perfect Gift for the Holidays

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We all know that finding the right gift to our friends, colleagues and loved ones could be quite difficult especially during the holiday season when almost everyone is struggling to shop for that perfect gift.

Remedy your gift-searching headaches for the holidays and get help from Bistro! Read on up and find out why gift-giving has never been this easy.

Bistro finally has the perfect gift for the holidays!

Introducing the Bistro E-GC and Premiere Card! Your fool-proof gift this holidays for your friends and loved ones.

Just choose the amount you wanna give, click on it, and send. Sending your gift has never been this easy and yummy!

You can use the E-GC and Premiere Card at all Bistro concept restaurants.

Chicken Fingers Blowout for Only P 20 at T.G.I. Friday’s 20th Year On December 11

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Celebrate T.G.I. Friday’s 20 years in the country through an anniversary blowout happening on December 11, 2014 at all its branches nationwide. Come hungry on the said date and enjoy TGIFriday’s perennial best-seller, Chicken Fingers, for only P20! This one-day promo is the restaurant’s way of saying “thank you” to all its customers and their continued support through the years.

Hand-battered chicken tenders, golden fried and served with crispy seasoned fries and a dip of honey mustard dressing, Friday’s Chicken Fingers is a certified guest favorite – a must-order dish from the restaurant’s menu of American-style comfort food served in generous portions.

It has been 20 years since the American casual dining restaurant opened its very first store in the country in Glorietta 3. Fifteen locations and numerous recognitions later – including a Grand Store of the Year award given out by Ayala Malls this year – T.G.I. Friday’s continues to deliver on its promise of “In Here It’s Always Friday!” by constantly improving its menu, raising the bar in customer service and creating a happy dining experience for its guests.

Its innovative and hip approach to casual dining has kept the fun spirit at T.G.I. Friday’s, known for staging one of the most spectacular bartending competitions in the world. In addition to its world-famous bartenders, T.G.I. Friday’s is also the best place to chow down superb American food, from its signature burgers, mouthwatering steaks, Jack Daniel Grill specialties to pastas, salads, and decadent desserts.

Barbizon: Celebrating 40 Years of Glamour in Intimate Apparel

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No matter what role Filipinas play, may it be a housewife, a mother, a leader, - they do it with pride, confidence, and strength. Through time, women’s role has changed, only allowing them to shine even more.

Barbizon, a Filipino brand of intimate apparel, witnessed the evolution of the Filipino women. Through its 40 years in the industry and with over 30 million undergarments sold, the company that started as a brand of ladies' underwear, grew together with its market and has fortified the business with the three attributes that Filipinas need, particularly for their undergarments.

"Comfort is our utmost priority and we make sure our products are durable. We understand that women play different roles in their lives and we want to help our customers shine with ease as she goes through her daily routine,” said Pamela Cristina D. Cortes, Barbizon Brand Manager. “We also recognize that women are more practical so our products are priced reasonably. Our promise is to provide every day wear for our customers with the best quality possible at a reasonable price.”

Barbizon believes in the power innate in every woman and is evident in its campaign this holiday season aptly called ‘Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle.’ Through this campaign, the Filipino undergarment company hopes to further encourage the ladies to let their light shine through.

Beautiful Wedding Locations That Are Yet To Be Explored

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Naturally, it is crucial to book an appropriate sized wedding party facility. You do not want to rent out an overly large facility and also have only a tiny section stuffed. Not simply does that make wedding ceremony feel scaled-down than it actually is, but that costs you more when you are renting an increased space. For just a small wedding party, you want an intimate feeling, as it is most probably just your own close relatives and buddies attending. For this reason, you want to discover the perfect little wedding area.

Churches along with Cathedrals

An incredible wedding doesn't mean forgoing a normal church program. Many places of worship boast gorgeous constructions, stained goblet windows along with other features. Intended for Catholic marriage ceremony, look straight into cathedrals. Most cathedrals utilize ornate industrial designs to create a beautiful placing.

For example, many people utilize Scottish Ceremony Cathedral within Indianapolis, Ind., for weddings. Beyond the appearance from the church or cathedral, adding blossoms can improve the beautiful from the room along with ceremony.

11 Unsecure Mobile and Internet Messaging Apps

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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions knows that in the age of Internet surveillance, private and secure messaging is a necessity.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently published a thorough analysis measuring the security and privacy of a long list of mobile and Internet messaging services.

Some providers passed with flying colors, others struggled to make the grade and a number just plain failed.

Interestingly, the list of apps and services that are sleeping on security will, unfortunately, seem all too familiar.

For that reason, this list will focus primarily on the most popular messengers but will also note the poor-scoring, less popular ones as well.

ResDiary: Making a Mark in the Local Restaurant Industry

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Less than two months since ResDiary announced its initial foray into the Philippines, the UK-based restaurant booking specialist remain steadfast in making a mark in the local restaurant industry. Mike Breewood, ResDiary Chief Operating Officer recently visited the Philippines to further solidify the brand’s commitment to the local restaurant industry and personally meet with potential customers.

There's nothing like a good promotion to get customers in the door, and restaurants are no exception. Whether it's a discount on a meal, a free drink with purchase, or a contest with a prize, promotions can be a great way to drum up business.

When it comes to restaurant promotions, the sky's the limit. But no matter what kind of promotion you're running, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, make sure your promotion is relevant to your target audience. There's no point in running a kids' coloring contest if your restaurant is geared towards adults. Second, make sure your promotion is properly publicized. Use all your channels, from social media to in-store signage, to make sure people are aware of your promotion and how to take advantage of it.

ResDiary forged new partnerships with key industry movers during the annual event of LTB Phils.– WACS World Chefs Day 2014 at the Spectrum of the Raffles Fairmont last October, a yearly gathering of renowned chefs, suppliers and partners and  appeared on ANC Shoptalk to talk more about ResDiary and its features.
ResDiary’s partnership with local Tech-solutions company Govago Inc. was made possible with the combined goal of digitalizing restaurant management to make every restaurant experience a hassle free event for diners all over the country.
Since ResDiary brought its product to market in 2006, the company has grown to 4500 users around the world, spread across 30 countries.

Mike Breewood said that ResDiary Philippines is aiming to offer its online reservation and table management system to busy restaurants in the mid-to premium sectors.

Comedy Cartel Presents the Finals of the Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown

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Comedy Cartel, the pioneers of observational point-of-view stand-up comedy in the Philippines, finally brings you the culminating event of a one of a kind year-long competition that will discover the best of the best from the local comedians.

Your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger is proud to have been invited as one of the esteemed guests to witness a night of fun and definitely lots of laughter. I will also be inviting some of my friends to join me as this is an event intended to be shared with everyone. Laughter is so very much contagious and we intend to cause an epidemic of epic proportions.

After having 15 legs, held at four venues, and 36 participants, the Comedy Cartel's Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown will now have its Grand Finals on November 22, 2014 at the Relik Tapas Bar & Lounge at Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

The top ten winners namely Winer Aguilar, Miguel Alejandrino, Chris Bacula, Chip Balbuena, Bill Beatty, Rene Cruz, Jr., Sherwin Cunanan, Ros Fajardo, Jethro Trogo, and Hugh Vincent will battle it out for the grand title of Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown Champion. Who's going to bring home the top recognition? Find out at the Grand Finals!

AMD Mobile “Carrizo” Family of APUs: A Significant Leap in Performance and Energy Efficiency

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As part of AMD’s 2015 AMD Mobile APU family roadmap, the company AMD today at its Future of Compute event announced the addition of its first high performance system-on-a-chip (SoC), codenamed “Carrizo”, and a mainstream SoC codenamed “Carrizo-L.”

These new 2015 AMD Mobile APUs are designed as complete solutions for gaming, productivity applications, and ultra high-definition 4K experiences
in collaboration with hardware and software partners. With support for Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.0, AMD’s Mantle API, AMD FreeSync and support for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system, the 2015 AMD Mobile APU family enables the experiences consumers expect.

John Byrne, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics business group of AMD said  they will continue to innovate and build upon their existing IP to deliver great products for their  customers.  “AMD’s commitment to graphics and compute performance, as expressed by our goal to improve APU energy efficiency 25x by 2020, combines with the latest industry standards and fresh innovation to drive the design of the 2015 AMD Mobile APU family. We are excited about the experiences these new APUs will bring and look forward to sharing more details in the first half of next year” he adds.

Discovery Channel Presents "Saving Africa’s Giants with Yao Ming" Premieres November 21

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A special documentary narrated by American actor Edward Norton and starrred by world-famous basketball star Yao Ming, presented by WildAid and Discovery Channel expose the African poaching epidemic, which fuels a multi-billion-dollar global black market.

The one-hour feature documentary premieres on Friday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m., exclusively on Discovery Channel.

Background on the crisis and the demand that fuels it

Each year, the death toll rises with 25,000 African elephants murdered last year alone, and 4.5 million killed in the last 60 years. These magnificent creatures are victims of ivory poaching, perpetrated by one of the most organized, widespread wildlife trafficking networks in history. The growing demand in China and Southeast Asia is driving sharp increases in poaching.

In China, ivory is prized as a status symbol by the nation’s growing affluent and middle classes, and the country’s legal market perpetuates demand and provides a laundering mechanism for illegal, poached ivory from Africa. Rhino horn is highly sought after for purported health benefits. In Vietnam, rhino horn has a reputation as a cancer treatment and a hangover cure regardless of the fact that the horn is composed of keratin – the same substance as human hair and fingernails.

Find Out If Franchising Is For You

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Take a look in any street in the country and you will likely see a franchised business as more and more people are making the decision to engage in entrepreneurship.

One of the reason franchising has been so successful is that; a synergy is created between franchisor and franchisee. Together the two could achieve things that as individual business people they could not do. While there are many examples of successful franchises, buying a franchise is no guarantee of success. A great factor in franchising success is the personal traits of the franchisee. Here are some traits of successful franchisees.

1. Willingness to be a team player

The key to a successful franchise relationship is close cooperation between the franchisee and franchisor. The franchisor must take care of the interests of the franchise as a whole which may require complete cooperation in the part of the franchisee. The franchisee must also follow the system prepared by the franchisor. In the case of Aquabest, it appoints specialized franchise relations officers and customer care representatives to attend to the concerns and continuously build good ties with the franchisee. This means that Aquabest and its franchisees can work as a team to help each other succeed.

An Open Letter to Pinoy Teenagers from Ronan Capinding

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Tanghalang Ateneo's soon-to-open play Glenn Sevilla Mas's "Rite of Passage: Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud (An adaptation of a Kinaray-a short story by Maria Milagros Geremia Lachica). The play has a lot of beautiful insights about 'growing up --- from puberty to adolescence and manhood. The play is 'For Mature Audiences' so expect a lot of sensitive but interesting topics from the story.

The play was first produced by Tanghalang Pilipino for the Virgin Labfest, the Cultural Center of the Philippines' annual festival of new plays in 2005. A book version was also produced by the UST Publishing House in 2005.

The open letter below was written by Ronan Capinding, the director of Rite of Passage and upon reading its message, it is best that we share this to you so it will likewise be re-shared and read by the Pinoy teenagers today.

Once again, we are reminding our readers to kindly please watch RITE OF PASSAGE.

Play Dates:

Nov. 27, 28, 29 -- 7 pm.
Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 -- 7 pm
Nov. 29, Dec. 8, 13 -- 2 pm

Transi(en)t MNL: A Lightning Residency Program

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Project Glocal and 98B COLLABoratory, in partnership with Escolta Commercial Associations, Inc., present Transi(en)t Manila, a lightning residency program conceived to provide avenues of involvement for artists and collaborating creatives from different disciplines. The project was launched in April 2014, with satellite programs in Taipei in March and Penang in August.

Transi(en)t Manila activities are as follows:

15 November, along with 98B’s Future Market and ESC Project, Pan will launch Kwok Hin Tang’s (HongKong) video work—an output of his research residency in May for Transi(en)t Manila.

21 November at 4:30PM, Peterson Building will launch Ernest Concepcion’s (Philippines) installation, a spin-off of his latest work earlier exhibited at the UP Jorge Vargas Museum for his solo “Crux of Things”.

22 November from 3:00PM to 6:00PM, Juan Luna Building hosts a talk on “The Project Glocal Experience” with Marika Constantino (Philippines), Fiona Lee (HongKong), and Joey Berenguer (Philippines). The installation work of Kok Yoong Lim (Malaysia) and the video documentation of Project Glocal 2014: Transi(en)t installments (Taipei and Penang) will also be launched.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving Day at Gumbo!

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On November 27, last Thursday of the month, Gumbo, a New Orleans restaurant is one in celebration of Thanksgiving Day, an annual tradition in the US, historically a religious tradition to give thanks to God. It is now celebrated in the Philippines and It is also a time for merrymaking, shopping, family reunions, feasts and family dinners.

Speaking of family dinners, Gumbo, located at the 2nd level, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia; 2nd level, The Block, SM City North Edsa; 3rd level, Robinsons Place Manila Midtown; 2nd level, Atrium Bldg., SM Megamall; Gateway Mall Araneta Center; and Robinsons Magnolia is a perfect place to celebrate this day as they prepare delicious and mouth-watering dishes for your family and friends to feast on. Highly recommended is “Combo Magnifico” valued at P1525.00 but you can avail for only P999.00, a huge saving of P526.00 indeed a reason to thank God for!

This sumptuous treat includes Chicken and Cheese Melt Fries, Shrimp Aglio Olio and Cajun Fried Chicken, plus a carafe or 1.5 liters of Coke, guaranteed good for five persons!

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at Burgoo!

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On the fourth Thursday of November, Burgoo American Bar and Restaurant joins in commemorating this one of the most important holidays in the US, Canada and several countries including the Philippines.

Thanksgiving Day is a joyous family festival celebrated with lots of enthusiasm. On this day people express gratitude to God for His blessings and give thanks to dear ones for their love and support. Feasting with family is an integrated and most delightful part of any Thanksgiving Day celebrations. And where is the best place to have fun on this day than in your favorite restaurant such as Burgoo!

True to their tagline “At Burgoo it’s always a family treat!” the whole family will surely love this “Marvelous Combo” for only P999.00. Valued at P1525.00, you can save P526.00 for these sumptuous dishes composed of Extra Supreme Nachos; Country-Style Fried Chicken with rice pilaf and potato wedges or any two side dishes of your choice; and Tomato-Basil Spaghetti with special garlic bread. This delicious treat also comes with 1.5 liter of Coca Cola and is available for dine-in or take-out!

Living the Dream with Spongecola and Emerging OPM Greats at the Apollo Music Festival

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Friday night's usual traffic jam last November 14, 2014 was not a concern for us since we partied all night with some of the great local OPM bands at Circuit Makati. The night was more than spectacular hearing fabulous music live from the performers.

The very first inter-university music festival coming from two of the country's biggest universities, the UP Junior Marketing Association (UPJMA) and DLSU Business Management Society (DLSU BMS), rocked the night with awesome performances from great bands highlighted by the sensational OPM band Spongecola led by Yael Yuzon.

The Apollo Music Festival also featured new artists in town from the famous community online SoundCloud Philippines. SoundCloudPH is an organization of Filipino music enthusiasts who have a strong passion in creating and appreciating music. It is a community committed to improving their craft and supporting fellow musicians and artists. Filipino musicians can exchange tips, ideas and best practices.

There was the SoundClound Philippines Song Writing Competition. The judges were Njelde Mesa,  Nonoy Tan , Jim Paredes and Ito Rapadas! The winner of the night was Mic Manalo who brought home a whopping 10k cash prize.

Other bands include She's Only Sixteen, the Cohens, The Ransom Collective plus a lot more top emerging bands!
Thank you also to Marc Marasigan Music for living the dream with us last Friday! Bravo to Lucio Pua!

Below are some of the photo during the Apollo Music Festival. A lot more photos are available at the official Facebook page of the event.

Filipina Boxers Turned MMA Fighters Ready for One FC: Warrior's Way

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Filipina boxers turned MMA fighters Ana Julaton and Jujeath Nagaowa are both set to show their wares on December at SM Arena.

ONE FC’s May event in Manila earlier this year was a successful endeavour, as both former professional boxers Jujeath Nagaowa and Ana Julaton earned victories and solidified their standing as leading belles of women’s MMA in the Philippines.

At ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY on December 5, they aim to put on a repeat performance. Both women will once again be in action on the same night. Nagaowa is set to face Cambodia’s Tharoth Sam while Julaton has a stern test in front of her against Egypt’s Walaa Abbas.

The ONE FC female mixed martial arts scene continues to thrive, especially with the addition of the two former boxers. Julaton previously won both the WBO and IBA Super Bantamweight titles in boxing.

Julaton then decided to try her hand in mixed martial arts and immediately fell in love with the sport. She has now enlisted the help of prominent wrestling coach Ricky Lundell to improve her grappling and is eager to showcase her newfound skills in her next fight.

Julaton is now set to fight in Manila for the second time, and will look to have her hand raised in victory once again in front of her fans in the Philippines.

Aquabest is Proud Hydration Partner of Quezon City International Marathon Night Run

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Fun runs are everywhere. Almost every month I hear about news of fun run events being organized and sponsored by many companies. Of course, in every dehydrating activity such as a run, we need to rehydrate to bring back the water our bodies sweat out.

Aquabest is proud to announce its support for the 4th Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM).

The company would be setting up hydration stations along Quezon Avenue where it will offer free water to the marathon participants. It would also be giving away awesome prizes and joining the on stage program at the Quezon Memorial Circle. The QCIM is being held to honor and celebrate the 75th founding anniversary of Quezon City.

The event is expected to gather 9,000 professional and amateur runners at the Quezon Memorial Circle on November 29. This year also marks the first time the global marathon event will be held at night. The run shall cover only four categories; 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K. The race will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle, and from there, it will proceed to Quezon Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue before going back to the Quezon Memorial Circle.

DLSU BMS Presents 7th Business Management Students' Convention

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The Business Management Society (BMS), a professional student organization from De La Salle University - Manila will have their annual Business Management Students' Convention (BMSC) on November 28, 2014 at the 4th – 5th floors of Henry Sy Bldg., De La Salle University - Manila. For the past years, BMSC has successfully highlighted relevant themes that focus in enriching the future business leaders of our nation. They aim to reach-out and give the students a new opportunity to widen their perspective of the current issues surfacing the field of business.

Now on its 7th year, BMSC's main theme is Corporate Sustainability – a business response to sustainable development represented by strategies and practices that address the key issues in the economic, social and environmental dimensions which also stand for the sub-themes: Progress, Engage, and Nurture.

‘Progress,’ it deals with how companies would support and lead the equal distribution of resources and economic growth in the country. Another, ‘Engage’ tackles with how companies impact society when it comes to values, ethics, and attitude towards achieving the same goals. And, ‘Nurture’ basically focuses on how companies take-part on decreasing the carbon footprint and support environmental practices that would help lessen the negative impact to the environment. Furthermore, speakers from premier companies in the country will be giving a talk on Corporate Sustainability and its subsidiary topics.

Epson Wins Gold and Silver in Marketing Excellence Awards 2014

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Epson, the world’s first, and to date, only major printer maker to offer ink tank system printers, has walked away with two wins in the prestigious Marketing Excellence Awards, organized by Marketing Magazine in Singapore. Last night, Epson received the Gold Award for Excellence in Marketing Communications and the Silver Award for Excellence in Integrated Marketing (B2B). The awards were bestowed in recognition of the technology giant’s innovative “ThINK Outside the Printer” campaign.

The Excellence in Marketing Communications category recognizes the best marketing campaign, initiative or programme that conveys compelling messages to its target audience while driving core business objectives. The Excellence in Integrated Marketing (B2B) category, on the other hand, recognizes the best organization that effectively engages its B2B partners through an integrated marketing strategy by employing a suite of marketing tools and media channels while driving core business objectives.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our efforts from such a prestigious organization,” says Managing Director for Epson Southeast Asia, Endo Koichi. “Epson is redefining and challenging the printer category with the introduction of the original ink tank printers. The research data shows that ink tank printers are gaining market traction and disruption has started. We have a unique value proposition, what was needed in this region was a consistent message coupled with high brand and product visibility delivered through a cohesive media strategy.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tourism Malaysia: Engaging the Youth to See the World Starting with Malaysia

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Malaysia is a gastronomical paradise and a melting-pot of multicultural races and religions. Just like the Philippines, Malaysia is home to hundreds of colorful festivals because similar to Filipinos, the people of Malaysia love socializing with others and celebrating almost everything to give praise and thanks.

It would be great for all of us to visit Malaysia one of these days not just to visit their wonderful tourist spots, but also to experience their culture and meet their people. Since Malaysia is part of Asia, the people of the Philippines could easily relate to these amazing cultural

Tourism Malaysia, the tourism arm of the Malaysian government, have recently visited different colleges and universities in the country to promote closer relationship with the people of the Philippines. The tour was designed to showcase Malaysia's culture, its people, government and destinations to the many student and faculty attendees.

Get Ready to Channel the Hero Within at Hero Rush Fun Run For A Cause

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Are you ready to channel the hero within?

This November 23, brace yourself for one epic run! HERO RUSH 2014`is a superhero-themed fun run for the benefit of Philippine Toy Library. Get ready to have one awesome comic experience with the fun obstacles and challenges along the way. Save the date! A lot of freebies await!
Know more. Spread the word. Be a hero.HERO RUSH @UPD
UP Diliman Academic Oval
November 23, 2014 @3 PM
Organizer: UP Engineering Student Council

Registration Fee:
3K – Php 450
5K – Php 550

- Inclusive of one (1) singlet, race bib with RFID Timing Chip, route map, mechanics, race box
- Individual singlets will be sold only on the day of the run
- Announcement for walk-ins will be made a week before the event

Monday, November 17, 2014

Team Kramer Got Hooked on DIY with the 3M Command Damage-Free Hanging Solutions

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What do you give someone that has everything? Give them any of the product line, especially the hooks, of 3M Philippines. I'm sure they would like to hang something to organize and add more space at their homes, offices or schools.

Hooks are a common sight at places where one wants to organize stuff especially nowadays when space are becoming smaller like in condominiums and apartments and even at housing projects that cater to the masses .... and since majority would like to do the organizing themselves, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects have been very popular.

3M Philippines has been a consistent leader in bringing to the consuming public several revolutionary ideas that are indeed so useful. Their products make life so convenient for many households, offices, educational institutions and everywhere else needing of ingenious products that are also affordable.

The company continues with its amazing track record by launching the Command Damage-Free Hanging Solutions for our kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom and everywhere else where we hang objects and just about anything and everything.

Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow: A Bubbles and Confetti Filled Magic Show

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Seeing bubbles and confetti flying through the air is fascinating especially if you're a kid. As an adult, it brings back memories when we used to play with our bubble machines, and throwing itsy-bitsy pieces of shredded paper in most celebrations. May it be a children's party or a special occasion among adults recognizing an achievement, it's quite joyous to see an attraction.

Even grown-ups were amazed of the sudden bursts of confetti and bubbles at the Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow magical show held last Friday November 14, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. The children were not the only ones cheering. Even the grown ups were thrilled.

The clown-like magician Wally Watthead (played by Janne Raudaskoski from Finland) doesn't talk much in the show but his facial expressions were so wacky that his further interactions with a giant mobile phone named Simon the Simcard (voiced by Jonathan Hutchings) and a screen-projected Polly Picture (played by Tuija Nuojua Raudaskoski) was as funny as watching my old-time favorites children's show during my younger years.

Confidence: The Secret to Taking The Plunge

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Living the life you’ve always dreamed of begins with confidence. If you feel that it’s the one thing you’re missing, here are a few steps that will help you gain self-assurance.

Know your strengths and weaknesses. Confidence comes from knowing who you are, which means being able to determine both your strengths and weaknesses. By being in touch with both, you can make better life choices. This is also a good gauge on things you need to improve on and work hard at, helping you create a better version of yourself which you can be proud of.

Expect your success. Pessimism is not just draining: it also undermines your performance. Expecting the worst possible outcome can dampen your spirits and make you more worrisome rather than hopeful. Choosing to think that the outcome will be positive and successful helps in building your confidence.

Take risks. Ironically, taking risks helps develop us into becoming better people. There’s no confidence found in doing the same things over and over again. We develop who we are by doing things that we don’t naturally do. By overcoming things that used to scare us, we develop a stronger sense of self, something needed in becoming more confident.

Pasay Business Conference 2014: Preparation, Business Linkages and Financing for ASEAN Integration

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As Pasay City business chamber prepares for the coming of the ASEAN Integration next year, it is high time to further discuss and share information on this. The Philippines should play an active role in pursuing the integration of Southeast Asian economies because many would like to find out if the country will benefit or suffer from the integration.

Though the country has comparative advantages that should make integration beneficial to Filipino businesses, there are critics who fear that the Philippines is not yet prepared for integration because the Philippines could lose out in a regime of tighter market competition in the region.

To help in the ASEAN Integration preparation, the first Pasay Business Conference was organized to benefit businesses who would like to get a better view of the issues. The conference will be held on November 25, 2014 at Heritage Hotel, Pasay City with the theme “Preparation. Business Linkages and Financing for Asean Integration,"  and aims to inform and educate the majority of Pasay City business owners on the concepts , best practices , do’s and don’t’s and further prepare for the Asean economic Integration.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Roeder Camanag Reprises Role of Don Simoun in “El Filibusterismo” from Nov. 14 to 28

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Fresh from his critically-acclaimed performance as the sublime paralytic in “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini,” ROEDER CAMANAG shall once again reprise his role in Gantimapala Theater’s EL FILIBUSTERISMO.

“ EL FILIBUSTERISMO ” --- the novel of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal written by noted playwright Jomar Fleras narrates the return of the protagonist of Noli Me Tangere, Crisostomo Ibarra, under the guise of the wealthy jeweler named Don Simoun.

The role is being essayed by multi-talented actor Roeder Camañag who is stepping into this role for the 7th time for Gantimpala Theater Foundation. His foray as Don Simoun started in 1998 and then again in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Indeed, Roeder’s celebration of his 27th year as an artist in the entertainment and theater industry is being etched with very significant roles in the legitimate stage. He also won the 2013 Aliw Awards for Best Actor (Musical) for “Stageshow” under Tanghalang Pilipino.

“El Filibusterismo, whose alternate title is The Reign of Greed, is a very dark novel, it was set in a dark time, written during the dark days of the Spanish tyranny, the themes progression is wheeled by an unseen dark force, a force that is so powerful that it controls even the characters trivial actions and choices that often lead to nothing but tragic endings. This unseen and destructive force is greed,” said director Jose Jeffrey Camañag.

DLSU Business Management Society Presents 7th Business Management Student Convention

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The Business Management Society (BMS) of De La Sale University (DLSU) will be holding an activity entitled “7th Business Management Student Convention” on November 28, 2014 at DLSU from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The expected number of attendees is at least 1000 participants including students from other institutions.

The convention mainly tackles on corporate sustainability in business wherein it addresses the key issues in the economic, social, and environmental dimensions. The event’s specific objectives are as follows:

First, is to raise the level of awareness on corporate sustainability that will help them in dealing with economic, social, and environmental issues.

Second, is to provide knowledge to the participants on having a sustainable business through the correct balance of the three dimensions.

Third, is in order to give participants an opportunity to interact with business professionals for them to develop their core business competencies.

Last, is to promote the branding of Business Management Society as a premier organization to both external and internal stakeholders.

UP Engineering Student Council Presents Hero Rush, A Superhero-Themed Fun Run for a Cause

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The UP Engineering Student Council proudly presents Hero Rush, their annual fun run for a cause on November 23, 2014 from 3 to 7 pm. The fun run will be held at the UP Diliman Academic Oval (starting point at the Engineering Lawn).

The event’s theme, Superheroes, envisions to entice every runner in Metro Manila, from children to professional runners, to take part in this fun and meaningful event. Runners will have the option to run in 3K and 5K marks and will experience the twist in this year’s run.

This is the only run that is not exclusive to the UP Diliman Engineering students and is open to the public. The run will comprise of different stations holding surprises for the runners and a duel-card game that is unique to this event.

In addition to this, the organizers will be conducting a toy and book drive a week before the event to add to the proceeds which will be given to the beneficiary.

Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Philippine Toy Library where new toys and books will be distributed to children in their 17 libraries across the Philippines.

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Knotlink: Put Your Internet World in One Box

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With so many social media networks available, it is not surprising to see us sometimes confused and disorganized on how we could effectively manage our online presence. We do appreciate that there are some that allows us to integrate other networks, but I'm betting we are still looking for a better alternative with very little limitations.

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What is Knotlink? A free social media management service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: To offer you a personal, more efficient solution to handle sharing on social media. Knotlink makes your life easier with a smarter way to manage and integrate your contents.

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