Friday, June 26, 2015

Join the Li-Ning Manila Run 2015!!!

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Li-Ning is a fast-growing global sports brand which has a strong presence around the world. Founded in 1990, the company has signed up important sports superstars like Ngoni Makusha (athletics), Marin Cilic (tennis), Chen Long (badminton), and Evan Turner and Dwyane Wade (basketball) into its fold. The brand will furthermore expand its nationwide reach by putting up Li-ning stores in major malls like TriNoma, Greenbelt, SM Iloilo, and Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, this year. 

In the Philippines, Li-Ning is currently available in Li-Ning store located at SM Mall of Asia, all Juego Sports Outlets, selected Olympic Village and Royal Sporting House stores. With the continuous growth and increasing demand of the brand, Li-Ning will also be accessible to the sports aficionados in Toby’s Sports, Landmark Department Stores, Sports Central, and SM Department Stores. The brand will furthermore expand its nationwide reach by putting up Li-ning stores in major malls very soon.

Come June 28, 2015, Li-ning affirms its support and commitment to the growth of the sport of running in the Philippines by launching the first “Li-Ning Manila Run”. The event will have its check-in area at Seaside Boulevard corner Palm Coast Avenue, Mall of Asia, Pasay City starting 4:30 am. This run includes the following categories: 5k, 10k and 21k with registration fee of Php 700, Php 800 and Php 1,000 respectively.

Awesome Li-Ning quick-dry singlets, freebies, and prizes await the participants.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Projects Expected To Improve Metro Manila’s Transport Infrastructure

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The past months have been eventful for the Philippine transport industry. Both the public and private sectors announced proposals or already approved plans for upcoming infrastructure projects, which observers believe will not only extend development outside Metro Manila but will help improve the quality of life of millions of Filipino commuters.

Lamudi Philippines has listed down these infra projects and the reasons why they tick. These upcoming and soon-to-be-completed projects will improve the capital’s transport infrastructure, and may well be helping the real estate industry.

C5 Modern Bus Rapid Transit
The National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee has just green-lighted this Php6.403 billion of the Department of the Transportation and Communications, whose objective is to link Parañaque, Taguig, Makati, Quezon City, and Valenzuela via a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along C5 Road. Upon completion, this system will ease traffic flow in and between the aforementioned cities, and make commutes easier.

How to be a Registered Nurse Qualified to Work and Live in Australia

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Are concerns about understanding the correct process preventing you from fulfilling your dream of building a successful nursing career in Australia?  

If you are among nursing professionals who would like to create a brighter future in the Land Down Under, you can have your questions answered during free 2-hour seminars in Manila hosted by Aide Australasia (AA), an assistance immigration diversity employment organization that aims to help Filipino and other professionals within the Southeast Asian region achieve their dream to work and live in Australia.

The free seminars, which are scheduled on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Binhi ng Kalayaan Building at the Rizal Park (Luneta), will accommodate only PRC –registered nurses and address their questions on how their can start their journey.

Aide Australasia is led by Filipino-Australian Ms. Joie Lacson, a registered nurse with 26 years of experience in the Australian workforce. Her first-hand experience has made her realize that there is not one organization that can help Filipino nurses go through the whole process smoothly. That is when she decided to establish Aide Australasia, the first organization to offer a full-service delivery program and the support of knowledgeable and experienced experts in helping other professionals achieve their Australian dream.  

Boix House Redux Project: Crowdfunding a Heritage House in Manila

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Want to save a heritage house? A non-profit organization called the Kapitbahayan sa Kalye Bautista atbp. Lugar, Inc. (KKB) has started a crowdfunding initiative to restore the historic Kasa Boix and transform it into a community center and creative space. 

The Kasa Boix was considered an architectural gem in its time. It was built in the neo-Renaissance style along Barbosa (now Bautista) St. in Quiapo by Don Marciano Teotico in 1895. Over the years, the house was used as a dormitory and an office, among others. Notable people who lived within its halls include former president Manuel L. Quezon and poet/journalist Jose R. Teotico. The house is adjacent to Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, also a historic heritage house, where heroes Julio Nakpil and Gregoria de Jesus lived. 

Now, Kasa Boix has visible deteriorations and a structural engineer is urgently needed to assess its stability and commend retrofitting guidelines. This is why KKB is starting a crowdfunding effort to help save Kasa Boix. The group envisions the house to be adaptively reused as a community-cum-creative space for the enjoyment of the residents in Quiapo as well to serve as a model of conserving other heritage sites. 

ICT Forums for Government Professionals: TechTalks for Civil Servants on June 29

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The digital age is laden with opportunities and risks. It is now a directive of the government that public officers be on top of the most recent advancements in information and communications technology (ICT) as well as familiar with the threats that exist online.

In line with this, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ICT Office calls for the ICT training of government professionals through the TechTalks for Civil Servants symposium on 29 June 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Audio Visual Room, Mezzanine, PHILVOLCS Building, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

Organized by the National ICT Competency Management Service (NCM), the TechTalk for Civil Servants is a whole day event for government professionals from national government agencies (NGAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), as well as local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila.

Some of the topics to be discussed are on modern business styles, social media personal branding, mobile learning and digital scammers. Meanwhile, TechTalks speakers hail from both public and private sectors.

TechTalks for Civil Servants is part of the series of events launched in line with the 2015 ICT Month.

Cyber Literacy Talk on June 30

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The turn of the 21st century has seen the integration of the Internet within the lives of most people. At this day and age, most people have a myriad of devices on-hand that enable them to stay connected and share information with whoever they want to, regardless of where they might be.

That said, while cyberspace has granted people such unprecedented connectivity and information-sharing, it can prove to be a dangerous place to tread, especially for those who are unaware. High school students, for instance, comprise a big part of the population that spend a considerable amount of time surfing the Internet and Social Networks. Such group of people are susceptible to the various risks and dangers lurking in cyberspace. Vital information such as home addresses, account details, and other confidential documents can be stolen from right under their noses, and the aftermath of such information theft can render them powerless.

Apart from information theft, the Internet has a vicarious culture where users can anonymously target other users with harsh and mean-spirited comments and retorts; for an uninitiated Internet user, such online attacks can become anywhere from a mild nuisance to a serious emotional issue.

On that note, the Cybersecurity Division of the DOST-ICT Office knows that the Internet can be used to create a positive change as long as the public is properly equipped to handle such technology. As such, the Cybersecurity division shall hold a Cyber Literacy Talk on the 30th of June.

The Booming Automotive Industry in Philippines


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Carmudi is a vehicle marketplace offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online. It was founded in 2013 and is currently available in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Carmudi examined the current and future state of the automotive industry in Philippines and other Emerging Markets. The report on The Booming Automotive Industry in Emerging Markets’ provides a detailed look into the global state of automotive sales and how car purchasing behaviors have changed due to the drastic increase in internet and mobile penetration, rising GDP, and the emergence of a middle class. The findings in this report are the results of Carmudi quantitative surveys conducted online with both car buyers and car dealers, and in-depth interviews with industry influencers throughout the Philippines.

The State of Global Car Sales
Global automotive sales for 2015 are expected to reach close to $89M, a 2.4% growth from 2014. Emerging markets’ share of global sales will rise from 50% in 2012 to 60% by 2020, while their share of global profits is also set to rise by 10%. When it comes to new cars, purchase intent is strongest in Asia, where 65% of respondents say they will buy new cars in the next two years, compared with 7% who plan to buy used cars.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Women Dominate Online Property Search in the Philippines

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Similar to the West, the Philippines is the only Asian country where Lamudi is present where women are the primary users of real estate websites, according to new data from the global property portal.

The Philippines joins Latin American countries Colombia, Peru, and Mexico, where women are emerging as the dominant decision-makers when searching for property online. According to data, 64 percent of online property seekers in the Philippines are women.

In contrast, onsite data from the website reveals that men account for the majority of users searching for real estate to buy or rent in the emerging markets. In countries such as Nigeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as many as three-quarters of online property-seekers are male. Male house-hunters also significantly outnumber women in the online property search process in Ghana (where 68 percent of users are men), Tanzania (68 percent), Saudi Arabia (63 percent), and Senegal (60 percent).

Lamudi’s findings for the Philippines echo research conducted in the West, which has shown that women are the primary users of online property portals. In the United States, for example, 53 percent of people who sign up to buy or sell real estate online are female, figures from show.


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A visual autobiography conveys an array of masquerades. The inaccessible becomes accessible and vice versa. The photographer dissipates into the currency of images and this pre-supposed self is often just felt through fragments or mere traces of himself. 

Through autobiography, Cruz presents an examination of the self in the present meddling between reality and imagined fictions. This brings together his works for the last three years. Altogether, this exhibition is a culmination of his multiple impressions concerning his identity with the camera as a mental and physical barrier that distances him from himself while also bringing him closer to himself. It also takes places in particular spaces recollecting the tropes of familiar and the unfamiliar, reassessing his places and cities of dwelling into his own particular aesthetic field. And in between these two polarities, lies the ambiguous tropes of elsewheres that add another layer to the narratives he creates by way of his images.

This takes us to fragments of crucial bodies of work in his catalogue from his paradoxical and humorous self-portraits called You as Me wherein he puts together self-portraits using other people to stand in for him to his playful contradiction of a personal documentary through Artificial Memory. Meanwhile, his study of human bodies within the realm of the global and the universal presupposes subjective desires on his subjects working alongside the operative of intimacy through corps tendu while working alongside the landscape of different heres and theres from his archives.

Top Apps Every Broker Must Have

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Technology is the new usual. To cope in the ever-changing trends of the information era, here are some important and useful apps, compiled by Lamudi Philippines, that will help every licensed real estate broker secure a sale.

Google Maps

Location description, area coordinates, road landmarks, and nearby establishments can now be accurately described and shown to your clients. Thanks to the mapping system of Google, locating your target destination is just a click away.

Online Storage

Keep all documents, photos, online brochures, and all other selling parapernalias in a mobile storage that you can access anytime and anywhere. Even sharing of big files is made easy by these applications. You can choose among Dropbox, Google Drive and a myriad other cloud storage apps.

6 DJ’s Move to the Red Bull Thre3style Philippine Finals!

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It was a night of non-stop beats with high-energy crowds for the last qualifying round of Red Bull Thre3style in 88 Superclub, Quezon City last June 23.

With world-renowned DJ Shortkut and Asian visual DJ champion TaShi as judges, a number of the local scene’s newer faces showed off their technical skills and played their most electrifying music in 15-minute sets to rapt the crowd. 

At the end of the night, DJ Kouta Kutsuma and DJ Carlo Atendido were selected to move on to the Philippine Finals by the international judges with DJ Kouta held as the overall winner of the Manila City Qualifiers.

The top two finalists from Quezon City will join the 4 other finalists from the Cebu and Angeles Qualifiers. All roads now lead to the Red Bull Thre3style National Championships this Saturday, June 27th at Valkyrie Nighclub in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Set to compete are:

Falling Skies Season 5 Premieres on June 29

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Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

As season five opens, all breed of beast and mutant are running rampant on earth. The Espheni's power core has been destroyed, and humans are now ready to fight on their terms, even if it means resorting to hand-to-hand combat against the enemy. After four years of being tortured, imprisoned and mutated and having their loved ones stolen from them, Tom and the 2nd Mass are filled with rage, ready to destroy the enemy in an all-out battle to determine the fate of Earth.

Falling Skies Season 5 premieres on 29 June airing on Monday at 9.45 within 12 hours of the US telecast, first and exclusively on AXN.

AXN is seen on SKYcable Channel 49, Cignal Digital TV Channel 49, Cable Link Channel 38 and Destiny Cable 61.

Win a Home 3D Gaming System from Epson's #Brightenup Twitter Promo

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Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) is inviting the public to enhance their gaming experience by winning a full HD, Epson 3D home projector.

Twitter users will have a chance to win an Epson EH-TW550 3D home projector and a Sony Playstation 4 game console by following Epson’s Twitter account (@EpsonPH), and tweeting their answer to the question, “What do you do to add color to your life when life gets a little dull?” Entries must use the #BrightenUp hashtag and must be publicly visible to be valid. 

“Epson is all about pushing the boundaries of technology and exceeding the vision of our customers – not just from the business sector or the academe, but also for entertainment enthusiasts. Customers will enjoy larger than life images and leap-from-the-screen excitement through the clear, crisp colors of our full-HD 3D home projectors,” said Lyn Lizarondo, Product Manager for Visual Instruments of Epson Philippines.

“By answering just one simple question, our Twitter followers have the chance to experience next-level gaming and movies through our 3D home projectors that are perfect for home entertainment,” added Lizarondo. The contest runs from June 23 to August 25, 2015.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Michelin Claims 24th Le Mans 24 Hours Victory

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Michelin claimed its 18th consecutive win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in France last week, bringing their total victories to 24 since the famous endurance race was organized in 1923.

The Porsche team, aided by Michelin’s competitive, consistent tires, dethroned defending champion Audi with a one-two finish by the No. 19 and No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrids. 

Nico Hülkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy steered their Porsche sports-prototype racing vehicle to an emphatic victory, while the No. 17, led by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard finished second. 

The German firm continues to be the most successful carmaker in Le Mans history.

Porsche Team also established a new track lap record for the 13.629 km circuit June 10. Neel Jani's time of 3m 16.887s (249kph) smashed the previous record which was posted in 2008 by Stéphane Sarrazin (Peugeot 908 HDI), now a member of the Toyota Racing line-up.

Carlo Vergara's Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady - The Repeat


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"Anyone can be a hero. Anyone can be a SUPER hero. And most anything is possible, even the success of a crazy show such as Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady"- Carlo Vergara

Due to insistent public clamor, Manila’s newest theater group Dalanghita Productions, proudly brings back the highly-acclaimed “KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY THE MUSICAL” in a move-over engagement beginning July 3 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

This is the story of two sisters named MELY and VIVA who both yearn to fulfill their dreams. Their sibling relationship and rivalry becomes more complicated due to an unsettled past and a budding romance, all in the context of an ongoing war between the superhero and supervillain teams. Being a maid is tough enough, but when Mely lands a job under a group of superheroes, she steps up to the unique challenge for the sake of her family. The musical takes us through the journey of the characters as each tries to find his/her place in the world where superheroes and supervillains exist. 

The comic book writer mentioned that "Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady is a simple story of a woman who strives to make something of her life for the benefit of those she loves. It is a story of her sister as well, who believes that fate will somehow give her the opportunity to prove her worth."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Durables Versus Disposables

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Many homemakers, in their desire to save money and time, resort to using plastic bags and Styrofoam products as food containers. These are relatively cheap and do not need to be cleaned after use. 

However, it is not advisable to use these disposable food containers for a number of reasons. First, these cheap items are made of flimsy material and are prone to breakage. You do not want to spill food on your bag and clothes, do you? It is better to use containers that can be sealed tightly and can be easily opened. Klio Food Keepers have an easy-to-open lid design that also allows secure fastening.

Second, you run the risk of having toxic chemicals leach into your food. Styrofoam leaches carcinogenic materials, especially when it comes into contact with hot food. On the other hand, Klio products are guaranteed safe for food storage. It is also microwave and freezer-safe, unlike some disposable food containers.

Gullible's Travels: Anong Klaseng Bloggers Kayo?

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There has been fake FB accounts posting fake events for bloggers. Unfortunately, many bloggers have been signing up, both veteran and newbies are victimized by this scumbag who has so much time in his wretched life that he wants to make fun out of bloggers especially those who are just so passionate in joining every event available.

What is so alarming is when other bloggers laugh at the ones who fall prey to these scammers. They would criticize and even create threads to talk behind the backs of the victims. Instead of cursing the scammer, they would humiliate the victims and say "Anong klaseng bloggers kayo" implying the bloggers who signed up could not easily sense that it was a scam, and will make them look greedy for every event out there. 

Look at the signs they say, but AFAIK, some event organizers do not really reveal everything on their posts and details are only given to only those chosen. This is why there is a sign-up. Not everyone who signs up will be contacted and selected for the event.

Though it is true that bloggers also need to verify the identity of the event organizer, some bloggers would sign-up immediately before they ran out of slots. They get the details later because the most important right now is to get in.

This is why some bloggers would sign-up at multiple events even if they are all happening at the same time. Some bloggers do this so they can choose which one they deem better or worth their time. Though I don't really encourage such habits because the losing party here would be the event organizers. What would you feel if someone signed up at your event then changes his or her mind the last minute?

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