Saturday, April 4, 2015

UP DOST Scholars Association Summit 2015: Post-Event Highlights

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Last March 28, the UP DOST Scholars’ Association (UP DOST SA) held its 7th DOST Scholars’ Summit at the College of Science Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. With the theme “Scholars’ Eye View: Widening Career Dimensions”, the event was participated by almost 200 scholars from different universities. The scholars not only received insights from the speakers but freebies and certificates from the sponsors and organizers as well.

The DOST Scholars’ Summit, the premier DOST scholars' conference in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, aims to help and prepare the DOST Scholars, especially the juniors and seniors, for their career endeavors. This year, the scholars were invited to witness outstanding professionals from various fields as they deliver talks about their respective careers—academe, science and research, finance and business and industry. Other speakers were also invited to give job application tips, to talk about their company, and to inspire their fellow scholars.

The success of the event could not have been possible without the help of its sponsors, media partners, and partner organizations. Above all, the organizers would like to express their deepest gratitude to DOST-SEI which was supportive as ever and helped a lot to the cause of the event, and to MediLink which has been an invaluable partner to the UP DOST SA in organizing the DOST Scholars' Summit for several years.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Michelin Joins GT Asia Series as Official Tire Supplier in 2015

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MICHELIN Philippines Chief Representative Michael Nunag announced that MICHELIN official and exclusive tire supplier of the GT Asia Series the for the Asian Region’s leading GT category from 2015. The full 11-race programme will begin in South Korea on May 15.

The GT Asia Series is sanctioned by the FIA as an International Series and is clearly recognised as the Region’s leading GT Championship. It is jointly managed and promoted by Motorsport Asia Ltd and the Supercar Club Hong Kong.
David Sonenscher, Joint Series Director of the GT Asia Series said, welcoming the return of Michelin as the official tire supplier. “I’m happy to announce that we will be in partnership with Michelin in 2015, re-establishing a link that Motorsport Asia Limited has had with the French manufacturer that first began back in 2006. Since that time we worked directly with Michelin up until 2011 and then indirectly though the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Series, so we have had an unbroken link with spanning 19 years." 

Wyre Underground of UPLB Presents The Underground Movement: It's About Time

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On it's 10th year anniversary, Wyre Underground of UPLB invites you to watch their upcoming dance concert, The Underground Movement: It's About Time on April 17, 2015. 3PM and 7PM at DL Umali Auditorium, UP Los Baños. Tickets are available at 200php. For ticket reservations, contact 0926-879-3396.

You can also like their page at and follow them on twitter at for more info

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fairy Tale Houses For Sale

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Now is your chance to live in the dream house of your youth!

The seven dwarfs have to grab their shovels, picks and walking sticks, the giant needs to pack up his goose, and Cinderella is still looking for her shoes. The inhabitants of the fairy tale houses have to move out; living happily ever after seems to be in doubt.

After the enormous international success of the Brothers Grimm publishing group, Jacob and Wilhelm have decided to concentrate on the investment arm of their sister company Brothers Grimm Properties.

Brothers Grimm Properties is now selling five of its most beautiful properties through global real estate platform Lamudi. Hide in Rapunzel’s tower, take a seat in the cottage of the seven dwarfs or have a crazy ball at Cinderella’s castle. Moroever, if you are planning to sell your fairytale like house in Houston then there are many companies that claim we buy houses in houston but make sure to do a proper research before you proceed.

Over time, they have not only managed to collect fascinating folklore but also one of a kind fairy tale houses. Find below a brief description on what each dream property has to offer.

Seven Philippine Homes For Sale With Amazing Views


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There’s nothing better than waking up to a great view of rolling hills, the mountains, a crater lake, or a vast ocean. Luckily for Filipino homebuyers this is possible, especially if they purchase any of these amazing properties currently on the market through global real estate platform Lamudi.

Here are Lamudi’s top picks of homes across the Philippines with spectacular views.

Tagaytay Highlands, Tagaytay

Asking price: Php22 million

This 371-sqm South American-style home is situated in The Verandas section of the Tagaytay Highlands, a master-planned mountain resort community that boasts golf and country clubs and great views of the nearby Taal Lake and Volcano.

Ayala Greenfield Estates, Calamba

Asking price: Php28 million

Sitting on a slope 340 meters above sea level, this newly built, five-bedroom contemporary-style house is situated in Ayala Greenfield Estates. Located on the slopes of Mount Makiling in Calamba, the property offers a great view of Laguna de Bay, Manila’s skyline, and the nearby golf course.

4 Top Reasons to Invest in The Montane

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Welcome to the home of passionate minds. The Avida Towers - Montane, the newest Avida ­Ayala Land development in the booming Bonifacio Global City (BGC). 

The Montane at 8th Avenue is a high-rise top-of-the-line residential project located at the center of the active North side of the Bonifacio Global City. At 39 physical levels, it is Avida's tallest tower to date, whose design is inspired by the sleek and sophisticated aesthetic of urban landscapes.

The Montane is strategically located on 8th Avenue which stretches up to Kalayaan Avenue. It is a short walk away from one of BGCs main thoroughfares, 32nd street. This street extends to C-5 to the East, and Makati to the Northwest.

Living at The Montane at 8th Avenue, residents can relish the best of BGC being within walking distance of world-class establishments and all that BGC has to offer.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Laging Handa ang Ating Kababayan with KaKAMPi Microinsurance Program


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Be always prepared and ready for everything especially with regards to personal financial planning as it will be very difficult to manage sudden expenses especially when its totally unexpected.

We should be saving for the rainy days while we still can and not be tempted to waste our precious time by putting the need to invest at second priority.

Be always on the look-out for many ways to make ourselves a family with sustainable sources of funds especially for emergencies like sudden death of the head of the family.

We wouldn't want to leave our family troubled with finding ways on how to get funds for our funeral. They deserve better than hunting for a relative or friend to lend them money to pay for all the expenses.

Dying should no longer be an option. Everyone should be able to live up to eternity. But that's just a fantasy. There is no fountain of youth, and there is no immortality. Whether we like it or not, we will all eventually die. The question is: Do we have enough savings that our family an use if ever the inevitable would come?

MAPFRE Insular Insurance Corporation, in support of the government’s inclusive development initiatives, will launch the Kabuhayan at Kinabukasan Alay ng MAPFRE sa Pinoy (KaKAMPi) Microinsurance, a program to help policyholders protect their family from the financial burden of coping with costs associated with the unexpected death of family members.

Flowboarding Like a Champ at Flow House Manila

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It was a hot summer Saturday at Seasons Mall in  Molino, Cavite. I was at FLOW HOUSE MANILA launch for one of the fastest growing sports in the world: Flowboarding - A combination of surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. Need an instant surfing escapades?

My thoughts were on the James Bond movie Die Another Day when Bond surfed and entered North Korean sea border and escape the Iceland explosion. That's surfing and snowboarding, right Brosnan and Madonna? For a sport that has 70 million participating enthusiasts worldwide, this is an opportunity to explore and try something different this summer season.

Flowboarding looks like a surfing with the tricks of skyboarding using wakeboarding board. I had a chance to test those boards with the help of the pros. Standing, sitting and do a few water tricks.

Even a 3 year old kid can do with pro guidance. The avenue affiliated with flowriding is the flowrider. A ride that generates thin water flows like the ocean and falls current. Resulting to a wave that permit the rider to experience the thrill waves.

Beat The Summer Heat With Aquabest

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With the mercury continuing to rise in recent weeks, everyone has sought ways to cool down and beat the heat. So, whether you're spending your vacation in the beach and biking or just doing more outdoor activities it's always a good idea to stay hydrated.

1) Drink lots of water: The obvious choice for staying hydrated is drinking water and lots of it. You can never have enough water on hand, and for days at the beach, freeze water bottles the night before so they can stay cold throughout the next day. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your energy up, and make your skin glow. Aquabest is processed using Grander Technology that rejuvenates water making it more effective at keeping you hydrated.

2) Popsicles and ice candy can be an effective thirst quencher and cooler for a hot summer day, and they don't just have to be for kids. Making your own popsicles is fun to do, and you are in control of what goes in them. You can use Aquabest to blend fruits and sweeteners, pour them on ice trays and stick a toothpick and freeze to make your own healthy popsicle.

Casey Suire: “I Refuse to Live a Boring, Ordinary Life”

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When Casey Suire (5-0), of LaFayette, Louisiana moved to Jakarta, Indonesia nearly a decade ago, he was just an ordinary, hard-working American trying to get by. But when he was introduced to mixed martial arts by a friend in 2009, he became obsessed with the sport and what started out as an interesting workout became an intense, burning passion.

“I can remember watching my first MMA show and it was very exciting but thought you would have to be crazy to do that,” said Suire, as he recalled how he first discovered mixed martial arts.

Suire, a certified country boy, spent his childhood days growing up in sunny southern Louisiana but since being employed by a major Oil & Gas company, he was sent to Angola and Africa on assignment before finally settling in Indonesia. He’s been abroad for eight years now.

It was there that he discovered mixed martial arts.

“In 2009, I met an Australian kickboxer and out of curiosity started training with him in Balikpapan,” said Suire.

“He downloaded some Bas Rutten videos and we watched them to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After three months, I had my first amateur MMA match at lightweight, and fought to a draw. I moved to Jakarta soon after (the amateur fight) and started training with fellow ONE fighter, Fransino Tirta. I went 5-0 in MMA competitions over that time.”

Make Special Events Sparkle at Buddha-Bar Manila

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Buddha-Bar Manila, the metro’s most sophisticated restaurant-bar-and-lounge, is also earning raves as an events place that caters to different occasions. It is the perfect venue for events, launches, and other special gatherings as it can accommodate big groups in its spacious three-story structure and exclusive VIP rooms.

“Buddha-Bar Manila is a world-class venue for world-class talents,” says Arianne Aguja, marketing manager of Buddha-Bar Manila.

And it truly is.  

In the last 24 months, Buddha-Bar Manila has flown in some of the world’s most renowned turntablists, among them DJ Kirill Doomski from Buddha-Bar Kiev and St. Petersburg for Buddha-Bar’s Black Tie-themed Third Anniversary party, Egyptian-born DJ Mada, the resident J of Buddha-Bar Budapest with his unique mix of chill-out, electronic and world music sprinkled with an ethnic vibe, and Italian-born DJ Papa, the resident DJ of Buddha-Bar Monte Carlo and his repertoire of Lounge, Chill music, and World music.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Samsung Digital Appliances: Made to Perfectly Fit the Filipino Family

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Filipinos are very adaptive, resourceful and innovative in everything that they do. We can quickly adjust to any situation and would always try our best to make our homes a happy one regardless of limitations and lack of basic necessities.

We believe that we should continue to smile inspite of challenges and struggles.  We are closely bonded with each other. May it be with the family, colleagues, friends or acquaintances, we have that very special link among ourselves.

As consumers, it is awesome to know that there are brands with the continuous effort to identify the various needs of the family especially in the house.

Life takes into consideration many factors including the different stages involving our personal lives as we go through marriage, child birth, etc.,

Samsung Electronics, understands these life stages and concerns so they can come up with the appropriate and matching products that also evolves based on the needs of the consumers.

Progress Pre-School GOLD’s Multiple Intelligence Recognition Day


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It is only recently that individuals with the uncanny drive for diverse interests are defined as people with multiple intelligence.

Before, we would be criticized as having lack of focus and trying hard to achieve so many all at once. The eagerness to pursue more than one hobby or career is no longer surprising. Many have learned to accept that there are individuals that are "gifted" and too aggressive to stick to just one.

The presence of Kuya Kim Atienza made the Progress Pre-School GOLD’s Multiple Intelligence Recognition Day a lot more significant since he does represent an individual with the keen intelligence. It's either that or the people who work for him do their research well, and that he is great in memorizing all those trivias and making them appear they are pure stock knowledge coming from from his mind.

Whether its just a show, the way he spoke on stage will make you believe he is indeed very knowledgeable, and has the curiosity that provokes his very often to study more about the many things in this world. Something that needs to be emulated by children to keep them searching for more answers and solutions to so many questions and problems.

The time has come to explore and recognize the different forms of intelligences to help children achieve the most success. 

Nestea Beach Heats Up the Summer of 2015 Again

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Nestea, the number one iced tea in the Philippines, is at it again with its annual Nestea Beach events. The Nestea Beach events is anticipated yearly by many people including your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas.

There is nothing better to do this summer than to frolic under the sun playing with fun-loving peeps who also adore the sun, sand and the sea.

I've been itching to dip into the beach waters too after a wild game. The fun of witnessing a game and rooting for our favorite team is so thrilling. The fun becomes a lot more ecstatic when our team wins.
The best part is having several glasses of iced tea to cool us down from the scorching heat. You wouldn't really mind the heat if you have iced cold treats from Nestea.

Nestea gives everyone the most refreshing summer experience with the return of the hottest beach event in the country, Nestea Beach. Now on its 18th run, this year’s event offers everyone to experience summer their own way as it once again hits the shores of Boracay on April 30 to May 3.

With an exciting line up of activities this 2015, Nestea Beach participants will be able to enjoy #MyNesteaBeach the way they want it.

Kojiesan Heats Up a Wild Summer 69 Campaign

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Contrary to what most people know, sunblocks are not only used when you're at the beach. Sunblocks should be used anywhere you are especially when going outside under the sun since we need protection from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Too much exposure under the sun can lead to skin diseases, aside from just turning your complexion darker. We need better protection from the harmful sun rays that an umbrella or hat cannot really offer.

Beauty Elements Venture Inc. (BEVi), one of the leading skin care company, recently launched this year’s summer campaign at the White Moon Bar of the Manila Ocean Park in Manila. The campaign was dubbed as You’re Covered for a Wild, All-out Fun Summer 69 where a promise of fun, exciting, and wild summer experience awaits.

Your friendly neighborhood Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas was among the bloggers who were invited to attend the launch last March 24, 2015. There were also some prominent fashion and beauty bloggers but I couldn't relate since I'm not into the fashion stuff. They look like models because of their height and white complexion but I don't really know who they were. Their handler was with them too.
Well, since the main product sponsoring the event was a sunblock, they definitely need these products to keep themselves white unlike the true colors of Filipinos.

Aviate Your Phone

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Want an app that makes your phone organized and smart enough to know which apps you need at the moment you need it? Yahoo Aviate is an intelligent, sleek, and beautiful homescreen that simplifies your smartphone and caters to your needs. Since its launch on June 2014, this app has been organizing Android phones everywhere and its daily active user base has increased by 5 times.

Aviate organizes your apps into different collections such as Social, Utilities, Photography, Entertainment, and Productivity. You have the freedom to add more collections and move your apps within the different categories. It offers another useful page where your apps are in alphabetical order for easier selection.

A universal search bar helps you look for apps or contacts in your smartphone or anything at all when you're connected to Wi-Fi. It is powered by the Yahoo search engine and will help you find whatever you're looking for.

There is a wide array of beautiful wallpapers, from Abstract to Technology, which you can change depending on your mood. You also have the choice to place your favorite apps or widgets on your home page for easy access. Just press on the home page for a few seconds and the options will appear.

Get Lucky With Absolute Distilled Drinking Waterat Buena Mano Salvo

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Get a chance to win up to P6 Million pesos everyday with Bombo Radyo’s Buena Mano Salvo promo. Winners can win by listening to STAR FM and Bombo Radyo and sending in their proof of purchase of Absolute to the participating radio stations until May 09, 2015. Many prizes await the lucky winners. 

To know more, listen to Bombo Radyo and Star FM.

Skin Philosophie by Dr. Kyla Talens Summer Sale and Quick Fixes

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Summer time is here and that means more time for beach frolicking under the sun while lying on the sand drinking ice cold San...oopppss!!!

It's time to seize the summer but it wouldn't be cool if we are not looking hot! This is why for the past several weeks many have been working out and staying fit and healthy so that their bodies would look fab come summer time.

However, not everyone have the luxury to spend time in the gym or go jogging every early morning so they could have the perfect body they wanted.

Fear no more, with the technology available to us, it is never impossible to look our best. Nowadays, we can become our very best if we just know the right place to go to achieve immaculate correction of flaws that were caused by an unhealthy diet, too much bad chemicals in our cosmetics, deodorants, and perfumes, pollution caused by too many vehicles and factories, plus an unbearable weather that causes our skin to deteriorate.

The good news is, Skin Philosophie Medical Aesthetics and Lifestyle Solution by Dr. Kyla Talens now has a special summer promo and quick fixes that we can avail just in time for summer outing at the beach.

Get ready to flaunt our assets because we are definitely sure we will be getting a lot of stares when they see how Skin Philosophie has crafted our beauty as one of their art masterpieces.

Q Asia Publication - 10th National Product Quality Excellence Awards 2014-2015

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We would like to announce that the 10th National Product Quality Excellence Awards 2014-2015 will be held on April 25, 2015 7pm at the Infinity Ballroom of F1 Hotel Manila Bonifacio Global City Taguig, 

Launched in 2005, The National Product Quality Excellence, recognizes companies, products and services that have met the standards of quality, deserving of praise and commendation from consumers and the public in general. This is a joint project of Q Asia Magazine, Q Asia Publication Consultancy Services and the National Council for Product and Service Quality.

The 10th National Product Quality Excellence 2014-2015 would like to give thanks to its Major Sponsors - MX3, DEOPROCE, PLDT SME NATION, SUPERLADY, EASYSHOP.PH, Minor Sponsors - Bright Maritime, Smart Driving School, Planters Development Bank Properties Inc., Joyce Pilarsky, Skin White, Merci Bakeshop, MaxCEEmum, Henry, Heaven's Salon and Spa, Soonest Global Express Corp., EEC Coating and Waterproofing Services, Pizzeria Michelangelo and also to all participating sponsors with our official Media Partner WAZZUP PILIPINAS & PHIL. WEB DESIGNING, and official photographer and videos by DREAM CATCHERS

Badingtionary, Badafinitions and Bekinary: Understanding the LGBT Community

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Marami akong friends belonging to the LGBT community. Mas creative at friendly sila compared to others dahil many of them are open, sincere and generous with how they deal with people. Kering-keri nila ang success dahil hard-working at determined.

Nakaka-lurky for the LGBT community kapag nakakarinig ka ng kuwento about mga bloggers belonging to the third sex na sobra-sobrang makalait ng kanilang kapwa bloggers dahil lang umaangat ang mga baguhan sa kanilang estado. Gorah ngayon ang mga mimiganju sa pagkakalat ng mga jiji.

Ang opinion ng sangkatuts ay dahil nagiging insecure at Gelli De Belen na ang mga "Darna na may Ding" kapag nakikita nilang umaasenso at na sholbug sila ng mga newbies dahil nagiging competition na at natatabunan ang kalandian ng mga performance artist nating Badet.

Napapansin na ng mga PRs ang mga baguhan at nakakasama na rin sa mga events na dati-rati ay solo ng mga pranellang Siete Pecadoz at echozerang Wonder Women, kaya shokot at threatened na ang mga beteranong Dyesebel dahil baka sooner or later ay matabunan na ang mga bonggakeang Reyna Elena beauty nila.
Alisin na kasi ang inggit at i-accept na lang na lumalawak na ang opportunities for new bloggers with their own style of writing, influencing or making their presence felt. Walang perpektong tao kaya huwag hanapan ng butas. Palibhasa ay sanay ang mga chipipay na X-Men sa mga showbiz intriga kaya kahit hindi pa man celebrity ay pinag-chihismisan. Yung mga jowa na lang ng mga lulung ito ang kalantariin nila,....aaayy ..Washington D.C. pala kaya Rita Gomez sila sa iba.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Convenience in Online Shopping

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With the rising popularity of online shopping in the country, it s not surprising that many of us would now see more local and foreign companies joining the diverse list of brands conveniently offering their products and services online.

There's actually a lot of online shopping sites out there. Our primary concern right now is finding out which of these sites are offering these products and services at the most competitive price. Wouldn't it be nice if we could easily compare their prices alongside each other. It would be amazing to find the least priced product you can similarly purchase all over on the online market.

Of course we would always look for the least priced product available out there but it's never easy to browse all sites in just one sitting, and we might even lose on an opportunity to purchase if we take too long to decide. There's nothing better than acquiring the lowest priced products, so we can proudly say we bought them at the best bargain price.

It is disappointing to find out later that there's a better offer at another site. Imagine buying a product, then finding out there's the equally same product of even higher specifications available at a much lower price.  Some are actually a lot cheaper as compared with the store purchase.

Wazzup Pilipinas Wins Award for Outstanding Customer Service for Online Community Blog Site


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Proud to have been seated with celebrity co-awardees Vina Morales and Karen Bordador at the earlier awarding ceremonies where Wazzup Pilipinas​ was one of the awardees being recognized for its Outstanding Customer Service for a Community Blog Site.

After a media coverage at a women entrepreneurs conference, and two different restaurants located separately in Manila and Mandaluyong, the last stop of our team was at the Rembrandt Hotel in Tomas Morato QC for another momentous and memorable event for Wazzup Pilipinas.

Thank you to Vina and Karen for the interview and for the iconic "WazzupPilipinas" shout. Your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas will be showing this on our TV show come May - so please watch out for it.

I was also given the privilege to give the Closing Remarks to end the evening with a blast thanks to the support from my "entourage" composed of the wacky Direk Bam otherwise known as Himlay Payapa, for stepping up on stage first to warm up the audience for my speech (hahaha for your Gancho moves), the Philippine Barter King Bart Abaya for keeping awake even after a whole day of shooting, and the brilliant Direk Christopher Lee Angeles for his superb video angles and impromptu scripts.

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