Saturday, November 29, 2014

Brandon Vera and Ana Julaton Are All Geared Up for One FC: Warrior's Way

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Who isn't excited to see our amazing Filipino-blooded fighters enter the One FC ring and triumph over their opponents? I don't know about you but I'm more than thrilled to see who gets to emerge as victorious on the big fight night when we witness several fighters try to overcome each others strength, stamina and fury. It will be a spectacular night filled with raw guts empowered by cheers from the audience.

I am ecstatic to see international MMA superstar Brandon Vera and world-renowned female boxer turned MMA fighter Ana Julaton as they battle it out against equally formidable fighters. These two are all geared up for ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY this December 5, 2014, and I'm sure all roads will lead to SM MOA Arena in Pasay City as people flock towards the much awaited MMA bouts.

Coach Angelo Reyes and Ricky Lundell coached both Vera and Julaton in preparation for their fights. The two had joint training sessions at MP Training Club, located at Los Angeles, California.

Brandon Vera made the trip to MP Training Club in Los Angeles, California to train alongside Ana Julaton and her long-time coach Angelo Reyes. Vera worked several rounds of boxing pad work with Reyes while doing several rounds of training with Julaton’s training partners.

Alice Reyes’ Cinderella: Kudos to Ballet Philippines for a Grandiose Opening Night

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Ballet Philippines sent out an early Christmas treat for the young and young at heart last November 28, 2014 during the opening night of Alice Reyes’ Cinderella at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center Philippines. This is the fifth re-staging and also the thirty-third anniversary of the show which was first staged in 1981.

For its opening night, the coveted role of Cinderella was played by Soloist Denise Parungao who was last seen in the title role of another Ballet Philippines’ production ‘Giselle’ during the past two years. Her Prince Charming was played by Principal Dancer Richardson Yadao whose performance was as fluid and graceful as his partner. This star-studded event was also joined by another great ballerina in the likes of the Madame Isabelle Garachon, wife of the French Ambassador of the Philippines.

“I have always wanted to do a ballet for children-Cinderella was the perfect material. After all I can’t think of childhood without Mother Goose and Cinderella. Working on a full-length ballet patterned after the traditional classic form presented many problems. The easiest way would have been to adhere to the Cinderella scenario already established by such noted choreographers as Petipa, Fokine, Sergeyev, and Ashton, among many others. What kept me on track in my version was the one thought that that eventually became a guide: the ballet was for Christ and Sara and Marco and Carlo and little Alice and all my wonderful little friends who keep bringing ‘wonder’ into my life. I would like to give them something back in return" says Alice Reyes, Ballet Philippines’ founder and Artistic Director Emeritus.

Iron Sharpens Iron: Ready For Its Second Anniversary Mixer

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Let me introduce you to a respected members-only networking group that firmly believes that as Iron Sharpens Iron, so can one person sharpen another!

They will soon have their second anniversary mixer happening on Thursday December  4, 2014 at A Space Manila just right beside Greenbelt mall located in Makati city.

Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) aims to matchmake individuals, organizations, products, services, and venues through unique mixer and educational events. ISI produces premier events that allow professionals & organizations to ignite collaborations and enjoy synergistic outcomes. The events raise awareness and accessibility of businesses through a membership, sponsorship and affiliate referral model.

With a member demographic consisting of mostly 25-50 year old entrepreneurs, corporate executives, entertainers and community leaders that are very well established, engaged and connected, there is no limit to the many potential collaborations or partnerships that could be formed from these gatherings.

Usually their events are private and pure invite only, but in this case they decided to open it up to the public but still only wanting people of ISI's demographic to attend. You should not miss this rare opportunity.

Open Workout for One FC Filipino Warriors Set on December 2

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Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang and Honorio Banario are three of the biggest MMA sports stars in the Philippines. They are set to hold a workout to showcase their skills this December 2, 2014 at the Fight Factory in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). These Filipino warriors are set to return to action at ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY, and prior to the biggest bouts of their lives, will showcase to a select group of media the new skills that they have acquired since we last seen them in the ONE FC cage.

I am honored to be among the select group of media who was invited to witness the open workout this coming Tuesday. I would get to see these fighters in person as they display their fighting prowess - a preview of their might and power that they would put into action against their opponents on the big fight night on December 5.

We last saw the representatives from Team Lakay in action in various events earlier this year, and they now return to the year-end event in Manila to cap off 2014. Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon can be considered title contenders, and they will be poised for a potential opportunity in the future should they overcome their respective opponents on 5 December.

My Passport Wireless: The External Storage Drive That Connects Wirelessly to Your Gadgets

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Don'y you just hate it when you are burdened with so many wires especially when you need to bring along all your gadgets for a business or leisure trip? I keep on getting confused which wire or cable belongs to which that I would sometimes mismatch them. The wires also get tangled up so you often find yourself preparing separate compartments for each wire and gadget. The worst part is when you thought you brought the right data cable only to find out later that you brought the audio cable instead when you're already in the middle of a very important data transfer task.

For the frequent business traveler to the family on a road trip or creative professional working in the field, the My Passport Wireless drive is a simple way to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, recently unveiled My Passport Wireless, an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device.

Brandon Vera Comes Home This December 5 for One FC: Warrior's Way

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I was among those members of the media who were left intrigued when Brandon Vera, mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar, spoke Tagalog at the NBA Café last September , 2014 during the announcement of his participation in ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY to be held this December 5 at SM Arena. I was also feeling joyous that he would proudly carry the Filipino branding in his fights. I laughed out loud at his witty comments during the interviews that day because he seems to be a guy that you can easily hang-out and crack jokes every now and then since he obviously appreciates humor.

We are no longer surprised at all when we hear about some Filipinos who would dare change their accent the moment they land in the US, even for a short holiday. This really makes us wonder why Brandon Michael Vera, a US citizen would imprint the "alibata," which no one even remembers from their "Alaring Panlipunan" (Social Studies) days on his back for all the world to see.

He fought for 8 years in another MMA organization and one would be surprised that he was wearing the Philippine flag or its logo boldly on his shorts most of the time. Brandon was left by his Italian-American mother at age 3. One would wonder why a mother would leave albeit a handsome child who would turn out to be 6’2” with the angst to conquer the MMA world.

The Philippines’ Property Market Is On The Rise

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The Philippine economy continues to grow, and its property market continues to rise. The Philippine real estate industry is benefiting from low interest rates and booming demand. Rising OFW remittances and a successful BPO industry continue to help maintain demand and with their current growth are expected to be drivers of consumer appetite. With more investments coming in through the ASEAN integration in the coming year, more foreigners are also relocating to the country and is also a growing source of demand for commercial and residential properties.

Rising investment, plus low interest rates have increased condominium prices by 36.4% (18.9% inflation-adjusted) between Q3 2010 to Q1 2014. Property prices have risen as much as 113.3% (34.1% in real terms) from 2004 to 2014. Philippine property experienced the fifth highest price rise in the world during the year to Q1 2014, according to the Global Property Guide’s Q1 2014 report.

Mediacom Solutions, Inc. a leading media marketing, business community building company and a professional exhibition and convention organizer saw the need to put together all in one roof property professionals and consumers to the Property Expo Philippines 2014 (PEP) - “Your Property World”, Philippines’ specialized property consumer trade show featuring residential and commercial property developments in the country from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, as well as innovative and reliable real estate product and service providers, to be held on December 05-07, 2014, at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

ATC Healthcare International: Helping Us to Become the Boss of Our Health

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We should all be the boss of our health. Our health is more precious than anything else because if we really want to enjoy life to the fullest, we should all be feeling well to our optimum capacity.

I can't imagine becoming very productive if our physical bodies are sick and weary. No matter how persistent our motivations are, a weak body can only do this much. It will soon break if we do not take care of it. It will soon collapse if we overwork and abuse it. We may not be powerful enough to control a physically unhealthy body even with so many mind-conditioning techniques.

The modern urban lifestyle may no longer vibe with a fit and healthy way of life due to so many temptations around us. There are so many shortcuts, instants and cheats in the food that we eat that our bodies do not receive enough nourishment. We become lazy due to advancement in technology that we would most of the time run our lives with just a few mouse clicks on our computers or a few swipes from our smartphones.

Thus we can all agree on one thing: Our health is truly our wealth.

Last November 25, 2014, emerging food and drugs industry giant ATC Healthcare International Corp., conducted a media launch entitled ATC Press Launch: I’m The Boss Of My Health. The event was held at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Ortigas Center, Pasig city. The estimated number of guests probably reached over 200 which includes many members of the media from print, TV and online. The event has been a success in proliferating its message that it’s our choice to be healthy—in matters concerning health, we, ourselves, are the boss.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Bohol Travel Fair to be Held in Glorietta Mall on December 8 to 10

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Bohol province, famous for its wondrous Chocolate Hills and unique wide-eyed Tarsier, is to hold a travel fair in Glorietta Mall on December 8 to 10, 2014. Bohol is launching new and exciting tourist destinations with rock bottom prices for air fares, hotels and resorts during the travel fair in an effort to become the must-go destination in the Philippines.

To match that longing for a Bohol trip is Air Asia’s super low fares to Bohol packaged with bargain hotels and tours. These great deals are up for grabs when you visit the Bohol Travel Fair!

Edgar Chatto, Bohol provincial governor, said the province will also formally launch its new branding “Behold...BOHOL,” which positions the province as a destination that exudes a sense of awe in every visitor.

The three-day event is the first time ever that tourism sector in Bohol comes together in a massive campaign to entice tourists to visit. It is part of the Bohol Tourism Action Plan developed through the collaboration of the United States Agency for International Development through its Advancing Philippine Competitiveness Project (USAID-COMPETE), the Department of Tourism (DOT), the United Nations-World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO), and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as well as local tourism stakeholders.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin Soon to Visit the Philippines

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We got word from a reliable source a few days ago that the actress playing the role of Jane the Virgin showing in the newly rebranded cable TV channel now called Sony Channel is coming soon to the Philippines to promote her TV series.

The best thing about her visit is we get the opportunity to meet her in person for an interview. Wow! Now that's more than just amazing. I am wishing right now that I would be able to ask the right questions and don't go into a mental block when my time to interview comes. No matter how often I've been doing interviews, I keep running out of words to say when I'm too much overwhelmed. After all, it's not everyday that you get to meet and interview a foreign celebrity.

Below are a lot of information about Gina Rodriguez, the actress that plays the role of Jane the Virgin, the role she plays, and the TV series shown at Sony Channel. I am just too eager to share with you the following information below....and equally thrilled to be able to share to he world my experience because of my blogging.

3rd IdeaSpace Startup Competition: Turn Your Bright Tech Ideas into Reality

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I believe each and everyone of us has probably thought of a few great entrepreneurial ideas only to let it pass because of lack of motivation due to the absence of enough resources, funding or support. We may be missing a lot on opportunities to become the next big entrepreneur if we continue to let go of our ideas.

Here's the big break we are all waiting for. We have great news from the largest privately-backed technology incubator in the country. IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc., a 500-million peso funded organization with over 5 years of support from many top and leading companies, is once again looking for the next big and bright tech idea on the 3rd run of its startup competition. Here is our chance to turn our ideas into realities with the help of a significant startup fund and support that you may receive from the 3rd IdeaSpace Startup Competition.

The top 10 selected startups get early-stage funding worth at least P1M consisting of seed investment, training and services: P500,000.00 investment, including an acceleration program that provides office space, housing for non-metro manila residents, mentorship on financial modeling and costing, marketing, design thinking, and legal advice. The founders go through an Entrepreneurship Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. IdeaSpace also provides incorporation and intellectual property protection support to these startups, as well as an optional offer to invest up to P5,000,000.00 in follow-on funding on a convertible note.

Applications are accepted until January 15, 2015 so better check out IdeaSpace Foundation, learn more on how you could become the next big technopreneur!

If you're really keen on making that idea a reality, come join the Ideaspace Bootcamp happening on November 29 and 30 at the Microsoft Philippines office at the 8/F of 6750 Ayala office tower in Makati City. The bootcamp is hosted by the 2013 winner PortfolioMNL.

Limited slots left. RSVP details here:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

36 Days of Buqo Christmas: Free Books and Magazines Everyday

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We can see holiday decorations all over already. Almost every home and establishment have put up their colorful lanterns, lights, and other creative icons of the season. Our much-awaited Christmas is just around the corner and ‘tis the season of giving and, yet again, the Christmas spirit brings out the generous side in most (if not all) of us.

What you would love to know is that Buqo have also contracted the generosity bug that’s been going around! So to mark their very first Christmas, they have prepared a little something (quite awesome, actually) just for you!

Buqo wants you to re-experience that “childhood” feeling of anticipating, of finding your gift under the Christmas tree, up to the moment of opening it to your heart’s delight. But this time, they want to do it digitally (they’re an app after all). Dear friends, Buqo presents to you their “36 Days of Buqo Christmas”. Yes, that’s 36 days! Because 12 days just isn’t enough!

So what happens in those 36 days? Buqo will be giving away a book or magazine EVERY SINGLE DAY from November 26 up to the very last day of 2014. A new item will be featured daily and will be completely free to download for 24 hours. Hey, that’s a total of 36 books and magazines you’ll be finding under the “Christmas tree” (a.k.a. the “36 Days of Buqo Christmas” banner in the app). Isn’t that exciting?!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Butler-Potard Rematch Set for One FC: Warrior's Way

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At One FC: Total Domination last year, light heavyweights Sylvain Potard and Jake Butler faced off in a highly anticipated contest. Jake Butler, the former NCAA wrestler and captain of his wrestling team at Princeton University was riding a three-fight winning streak with all finishes, and was hoping to add another win to his record. Meanwhile, the unheralded Potard was making his ONE FC debut.

Potard though, had other plans. After a close first round, the Frenchman started the second round with a left hook that landed on Butler’s chin. He then followed it up with a series of relentless strikes that called an end to the contest. The win was a huge upset that silenced the 12,000-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Butler, the Ivy League alum who gave up Wall Street for an MMA career is hungry for revenge. He believes that he is the better mixed martial artist and simply got caught. He bounced back from the defeat by trouncing Egypt’s Mohamed Ali, and immediately asked for the rematch. Butler was granted his request. Now more than a year removed from that contest, Butler and Potard are once again set to lock horns at One FC: Warrior's Way.

Power Up and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

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The Holiday season can be both exhilarating and tiring at the same time. To be able to enjoy the season’s festivities fully, it is important to stay healthy all throughout the “ber” months.

Get enough sleep. The holiday season is filled with parties and reunions but don't use this as an excuse to scrimp on sleep. Sleep is the secret to good health, there's no other way around it. If you wish to have energy to enjoy the season, sleep is essential. To be your best, make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

Dance and move. The season also means one thing: a lot of eating. Don't deprive yourself but allow yourself to enjoy the season by working out. Don't wait until January to start on your fitness goals; start with something small like walking or even dancing in your living room. Stay hydrated with the help of Summit Natural Drinking Water. Summit is filled with minerals that help you concentrate on your tasks while at the same time hydrating you to be prepared for anything this season.

Power up. If you can't avoid the late nights, make sure you're powered up with Cobra Energy Drink. Cobra Energy Drink is the number one energy drink in the Philippines and contains carbohydrates and B vitamins for that extra push of energy one needs this time of the year.

OFW Business Expo Gives Head start to SME Companies

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The ASEAN integration augurs well to prepared Filipino Companies. As collaboration between ASEAN companies become a commonplace, Filipino small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is poised to benefit from this set-up.

However, the belief that “build and they will come” set-up that many Philippine SME companies hold may not jive with the opportunities that the ASEAN Integration offers.

Marketing and Promotion of these companies at the same time working hard to find the right partners are the keys to realize the benefit of this economic set-up.

The 11th Megabalikbayan OFW Expo (MBOX) set this December 18-20, 2014 at SMX Convention Center is a longest running business expo targeting the OFWs and Balikbayans and encouraging them to go into business.

2nd International Travel Festival: The Ultimate Christmas Travel Event

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The Philippines' Department of Tourism aims to achieve 10 Million tourists every year until the end of 2016.

This target is aided by the major improvements in International Airports in Manila and secondary airports in Cebu, Clark, Iloilo to mention a few.

The rise of budget fares led to significant growth in foreign tourists and domestic travels. This increased led to major hotel players investing in the country. Fairmont, Raffles and Tune Hotels are some of the brands that increased their presence in the country.

In the coming year, the Department of Tourism launched the “Visit the Philippines” Campaign. Already some of the notable international events that will take place in the country for the year 2015 are the Papal Visit, APEC Summit, Madrid Fusion, Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition, 40th Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention to name a few.

Amidst these positive developments in the tourism industry, the 2nd International Travel Festival (ITF) slated this December 18-20, 2014 at SMX Convention Center aims to support the momentum the tourism industry is experiencing.

Proactiv 30-Day or 60-Day Kits: Easy, Safe and Convenient Online Ordering

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Many have probably found out already how easy, safe and convenient it is to order online. The security measures provided over the Internet are now stronger and harder to penetrate by hackers or online identity thiefs that many people are now ordering almost everything using a mobile app or an online system from a friendly shopping portal.

Would you believe I pay my bills, order restaurant food, book a taxi, and a lot of other things using my mobile app? many users are now more comfortable entering their personal details like credit card information for many online transactions and deals. Life has become so convenient that developers of mobile apps and online portals have become rock-stars of the online world. They are now designing our future with their online systems.

You'll be glad to know that you can also order the Proactiv 30-day kit or 60-day kit online (at with the same ease, safety and convenience. Why waste time commuting or traveling to a crowded shopping center, grocery or drug store when you can just use your smartphone to order your Proactiv kits?

Shark Adventures Until End of November at Discovery Channel

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November is fast ending but it’s not over till end-November! Shark-related stories continue for the rest of the month of November at one of our favorite cable TV channels. Brace yourselves for more of these sharp-toothed carnivores. Shark lovers and “finatics” can watch out for more jaw-inspiring tales and brand new premieres such as I Escaped Jaws 2 and Sharkageddon. Sharks take the center stage every Sunday until November 30 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

We all loved the Steven Spielberg movie series Jaws, and couldn't get enough of other stories related to sharks. These creatures of the sea are considered the most ferocious and threatening. Who doesn't fear waters infested with sharks. I wouldn't to go to the beach only to find out my life, or limbs, is/are in danger.

Discovery Channel's iconic annual series Shark Week has been showing since early November with a bigger bite with Shark Month. Shark lovers and "finatics" have been treated to a month-long special packed with more jaw-inspiring shark, including brand new premieres:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Animahenasyon 2014: Ready for November 25 to 28 at iAcademy

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"Animahenasyon" is a word play for the combination of two exciting words namely "animation" and "imagination" (imahenasyon). The animation festival spearheaded by the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), has been stirring our imagination with regards to the field of animation for several years already. The Animahenasyon event, now to be held at the new iAcademy building (formerly Mondragon House) along Buendia avenue, has been running for 8 years already and has undoubtedly improved throughout the years. Animahenasyon 2014 is now ready to further take us up and above greater heights as symbolized by their hot air balloon event poster.

At a press conference held at the Ascott Hotel in Makati last November 16, 2014, key officials of ACPI shared the overview and highlights, schedule of specific events, special VIP guest and speakers and other things to expect at the four day event happening from November 25 to 28, 2014.

Among the key officials of ACPI present at the press conference were Ms. Joie Sales, the Festival Director; Ms. Ayeen Pineda, Conference Director, and Mr. Ricky Orellana, Festival Programmer. There was also Mr. Omar Aguilar, Emerging Artist Awardee for 2014, who also gave a short talk.

Honey's Kimchi: Where Everything Can Be as Sweet as Honey

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They actually got me on the first bite! Their proud Beef Stew specialty deserves a loud applause. This is what I've been looking for when it comes to a fine budget meal since most of us Filipinos are really into the more affordable and little bit sweet and little bit salty dishes that easily pleases our appetite. I feel like I want to eat more rice to accompany this amazing viand. So simple yet so filling. It can be truly considered the star of the show at their simple food spot at the food court of SM North EDSA.

Honey's Kimchi may look so small since they are normally located at food courts, yet if you really want to get value for your money, you'll have to try out their reasonably priced but tasty meals with the most expensive being only P140. Wow! These are affordable meals suited for minimum wage earners and even students with very little budget.

But why do they call it Honey's Kimchi? Well, Honey is the pet name of the Filipino owners (husband and wife calling each other "honey"), and Kimchi is among their specialty as well. It's their popular side dish that goes really well with all their meals. By now you've probably realized that you'll find more than just kimchi at Honey's Kimchi.

For the information of those who don't know yet, kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of seasoned vegetables usually based on cabbage. It can be fresh like a salad or fermented. Most popular varieties are spicy and you can eat it along side almost every meal. The versatility of kimchi makes it great to use in everyday cooking.

Roger Gracie of Legendary Gracie Family Returns to MMA at One FC Warrior's Way

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When you think about fighting families in the world of MMA, only one name comes to mind. That is the legendary Gracie family, who were the inventors of the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They will now send one of their greatest descendants to do battle in the world-renowned ONE FC cage. The representative is multiple-time world grappling champion, Roger Gracie.

Roger Gracie is set to make his long-awaited debut for ONE FC on 5 December in Manila when he takes on knockout artist James McSweeney. McSweeney has professional kickboxing experience and will look to demonstrate his striking prowess against the grappler Gracie. Since coming to ONE FC, McSweeney has destroyed both light heavyweight and heavyweight opponents via knockout. This is a clash of two high profile athletes in the sport today.

Roger Gracie is an icon of the grappling world. He is the grandson of Carlos Gracie, the creator of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In 2005, he won both the heavyweight and absolute division tournaments at the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. He also won all of his bouts at the 2009 Mundials and have never been submitted in competition in more than ten years. He also has an impressive mixed martial arts record, notching up six victories thus far.

After his last bout a year ago, he was prepared to walk away from mixed martial arts. However, after speaking with a few close friends and ONE FC executives, he decided the itch for competition remains and decided that now was the time to come out to Asia to create a legacy.

Eat Wave: The Biggest Food Quest from UP Aguman

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Take your taste buds on a journey through Pampanga - and support differently abled children.

Sign up as one of the 100 competing pairs for a worthy cause! Part of the proceeds of this event will go to the differently abled children at Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth located in Mabiga, Mabalacat, Pampanga. Quest starts November 29, 2014.

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In celebration of their 41st Anniversary, UP Aguman launches its first on-campus event entitled Eat Wave: Biggest Food Quest on November 29, Saturday 1PM at UP Town Center Amphitheater. Experience Pampanga’s famous food and festivals! Games, loots, and fun await.

Slots for the food-eating contest are limited. Only 50 pair slots are reserved for ADMU students and another 50 for UPD students. Please note though that this event is also open to non-UPD/ADMU students. Just register at and pay Php100 per pair to secure your slot! Individuals that will register shall pay Php50 and will be randomly paired with another individual registrant.

Team Lakay Fighters to Show Force Inside Cage at One FC Warrior's Way

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Get ready this December 5 as Team Lakay’s Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario and Kevin Belingon are back in action and ready to show force inside the cage for ONE FC: Warrior’s Way to be held at SM Arena.

“Everyone can expect exciting fights from the three Team Lakay warriors who are competing this December.” This is according to Team Lakay’s Coach Mark Sangiao, who has been rigorously preparing the three fighters for the upcoming fight.

Folayang, Banario and Belingon have captivated the hearts of fans all across the nation with their exciting performances in the past and have also established themselves as some of the best mixed martial artists in Asia in the process.

Former ONE FC Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario will take on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Herbert Burns. Banario will have his hands full with Burns coming off three straight victories and looking like a potential title contender in the near future. All of Burns’ victories have come via his superior grappling and Banario will need to keep him away should he hope to leave with his hands raised and a ONE FC medal around his neck.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Four Reasons to Teach Filipino Kids About Real Estate

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They may not be buying their first home anytime soon, but teaching kids about the value of real estate can help secure their future.

Financial advisors always say: “It is not how much you save, but what is important is to start saving early.”

The same goes with teaching Filipino kids about real estate: the earlier, the better. All parents want their children to succeed in life. One way to do this is to teach them to appreciate the importance of real estate. Although owning a house may not be the most crucial ingredient for being successful, it will sure help them achieve financial independence, not to mention provide security for their future family.

Teaching children about real estate early on also allows them to understand the hard work, challenges, and compromises involved in finally affording to own a home, but most importantly the perks that come with it. So when the time comes when your kids have to spread their proverbial wings and fly out of the family nest, they will be ready.

To guide Filipino parents, Lamudi Philippines has compiled a list of reasons why it is important to educate our kids about real estate.

Guam Gridiron Divas Win Against Philippine Lady Punishers

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American Football is a sport which is known to be played mostly by men. But, the Philippine Lady Punishers prove us that that’s not the case anymore through the First Women’s American Football game in Manila held last November 09, 2014 at the ASCOM Field in Taguig City.

Philippine Lady Punishers competed against the Guam Gridiron Divas, Guam’s own female football team. It was their second time to compete against each other- their first match happened last January 2014 in Quezon City.

It was an intense fight for both teams were eager to show their own abilities in the sport. Excitement can be seen in everyone’s eyes, especially in the audience. There were loud yells whenever the team they were rooting for made an excellent run or a touchdown happened!

The game ended with a score of 59-6 in favor of the Guam Gridiron Divas, but that doesn’t mean that our very own Philippine Lady Punishers didn’t do well. The Guam Gridiron Divas is already playing for about 3 to 4 years while the Philippine Lady Punishers is around for more than just a year. The Philippine Lady Punishers didn’t really make it easy for the Guam Gridiron Divas to win the game so, it wasn’t really that bad- especially for a neophyte in the sport. They performed even better than a beginner for they were able to give a good fight against a more experienced opponent.

R&E Group of Taxi Pioneer GPS-Enabled Taxi Dispatching System in PH

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The R&E Group of Taxi -- Nine Stars, Sturdy, EFE and R&E fleet have started using its own Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled dispatching system with its very own taxi booking app.

The integrated R&E taxi dispatching system will automatically take bookings received from the R&E call centre and booking app and assign them to the nearest available taxi in the area.

R&E taxi drivers can easily monitor and respond to incoming job orders through a GPS –enabled 7-inch monitor installed on each taxi unit. This results in faster response time from the point of order to passenger pick-up.

R&E partnered with local tech-solutions firm Govago Inc., which brought the Singapore-based transport system in the country.

Govago Managing Director Dennis Ng said that the innovation is a timely opportunity for the R&E group as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) urges Taxi operators to modernize and shift to tech-based land transport services and solutions.

“We provide a tried and tested full fleet management system that can help taxi operators like R&E to maximize their revenue and give the riding public a convenient and user-friendly tech-based solution.”

Lamudi Rolls Out iOS App to Global Network

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International property portal Lamudi has rolled out its iOS app for property seekers in a further 11 countries, making the popular mobile application available across the company’s global network.

The iOS app has been progressively rolled out in countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America since it was launched in June. The app, Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale & Rent, is now available for iOS users in 27 countries in the emerging markets.

With the release of version 1.5, the Lamudi iOS app has been made available in the Middle East for the first time. The app is now available with right-to-left orientation for Arabic speaking house-hunters in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Countries which already have the app will also benefit from improved speed and security for easier browsing.

The iOS app was this week launched in: Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Lamudi’s Android app was rolled out to 28 countries in the emerging markets earlier this year.

LINE GAME Thanks You for 2 Years: Perks on 28 Games Including Pokopang, Rangers, and More!

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LINE, the world’s leading life platform with 170 million monthly active users globally, has announced the hosting of “LINE GAME Thanks You for 2 Years!” event on 28 games offered as part of the LINE GAME service, including LINE Pokopang, and LINE Rangers, in celebration of the 2nd anniversary since the launch of LINE GAME.

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The “LINE GAME Thanks You for 2 Years!” event on a total of 28 titles offer users a chance to get double the EXP and items, as well as the release of 2nd anniversary limited-edition characters.

LINE GAME began service in July 2012, after which it launched 4 game titles, including the puzzle game LINE POP, on November 19, 2012. The service has continued to expand the number and genres of titles offered ever since, achieving over 470 million total downloads on November 15, approximately two years since the service began in earnest.

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