Friday, February 26, 2016

One Big Phi Spotlight: Front and Center

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The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity and the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority of the UP College of Medicine, in partnership with John Robert Powers, Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, and Zalora, in cooperation with Mont Albo Massage Hut, Life Support Medical Equipment and Supplies, David's Salon, Royal Star Appliance Store, Crescendo Audio and Music Depot, brought us ONE BIG PHI SPOTLIGHT: Front and Center.

Last Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Chill Bar, Bocobo, we chilled with Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas, and Johnoy Danao together with various acts from UP Manila such as the A Band, Class 2020 Band, Noise From the Attic, RSO Band, PHI Band, and the newest batch of brods and sisses, Stormtroopers and PHI6ht Club, took center stage and performed the night away!

Everyone sat back and unwind as talented performers, together with various acts from UP Manila, take center stage and perform the night away!

The proceeds of this event will be coursed through PROJECT HERФ, a comic book project on cancer awareness, as well as EmpoweRED, the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority's project on HIV awareness.

Mr. and Ms. Executive Looks 2016 Winners

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Congratulations to the DLSU-D Junior Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (JFINEX) for the successful holding of its annual fashion competition and fund raising activity entitled Executive Looks: Pastel Play on February 24, 2016. The event aimed to accumulate funds for the "Golden Patriot Scholarship Fund" through ticket selling by the contestants.

The new reigned Mr. and Ms. Executive Looks 2016 are Roi Leonard Digma and Raven Jean Tabilin respectively.

Roi Leonard Digma is a current first year student taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Human Resource Development Management. When asked how he feels being the new reign Mr. Executive Looks 2016, Roi said "I feel great and blessed to think that it’s my first time to join such competition. Executive Looks 2016 was a great experience for me. I’m looking forward for more opportunities like this to come." He dedicates his success to his friends, family, and oto the whole HRD family who have supported him throughout the competition.

Raven Jean Tabilin
is a current third year student taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management Accounting - specialized in Business Analytics. Raven said joining the pageant is already an honor, and winning the title is beyond exceptional. She feels blessed and thankful to the Lord and to the people who helped her achieve this success. And most especially, she feels very inspired to show other people the importance of business ethics and wearing of proper business attire to promote professionalism.

IBM Philippines and Foundation for Media Alternatives at Radyo Inquirer's Vigattin Show

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As always, your favorite VIGATTIN (Victory In Governance And Technology Through Information Network) radio show had an awesome line-up of guests last Saturday, February 20, 2016, namely Thomas Neil Brill Wagan and Lope Doromal, the Brand and Communications Officer for External Relations, and the Chief Technologist of IBM Philippines respectively, and Christina Lopez, the Program Assistant for Gender and ICT of the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA).

Also as my co-anchors were Leonel Fred Alea Ador aka Ads from AMA Online University and Mitchie Tabirao from 8Layer Technologies.
IBM Philippines discussed about Cognitive Computing and its possible applications to our everyday lives. We also tackled about IBM Watson, a supercomputer who once beaten others in a Jeopardy TV game show, and can now also function as an expert in Medicine with the role of a Doctor, and even concocting up dishes like a Chef just by letting it know what are the available ingredients on our fridge.

This technology is a lot bigger than mere Artificial Intelligence and it was an overwhelming experience knowing such a computer now exist. I could probably accurately say that most of the technologies from our Science Fiction movies are quickly becoming a reality. Both Lope and Thomas were all eager to share with us their knowledge and the bright hi-tech future we will soon be witnessing thanks to tech companies like IBM. Ultimately, the world, the universe rather, will continue to be "rewritten" in software code, while the "cloud" is now the new platform for digital builders.

Solar FIT Race Deadline

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The Department of Energy (DOE) through the Renewable Energy Management Bureau is ready to validate the projects of renewable energy (RE) developers rushing to meet the 15 March 2016 deadline for the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) System for Solar.

The procedure for the Certificate of Endorsement (COE) for FIT Eligibility was outlined in the Department Circular No. DC2013-05-0009 entitled “Guidelines for the Selection Process of RE Projects under FIT System and the Award of the Certificate for FIT Eligibility.”

Under DC2013-05-0009, the DOE is tasked to validate “successful commissioning” and affirm the date of start of commercial operations within 15 working days from the date thereof, and issue the COE-FIT Eligibility on a first-come-first-serve basis. RE developers may request for validation at 80% electro-mechanical completion of the project. As a gentle reminder, only RE developers with complete documentary requirements for solar energy projects, including a valid Renewable Energy Service Contract (RESC) and confirmed Declaration of Commerciality (DOC), shall be considered and shall be required to send a formal letter addressed to the DOE Secretary for final validation.

The validation activities shall be based on the approved DOC, particularly on the designed development scheme, and any deviation shall be subject to prior approval of the DOE. Only projects which are 100% commissioned and in commercial operation upon final validation will be eligible for COE-FIT.

The Manila Hotel Modernizes World-Class Standards Through Microsoft Solutions

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Microsoft Philippines has been chosen by The Manila Hotel to further upgrade its world-renowned 5-star standards.

Considered as the Philippines’ flagship hotel since 1912, the luxury establishment has been the premiere choice of both distinguished local and international guests, which include former British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden, US President John F. Kennedy, and iconic entertainers such as Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

While it has always been known for being a traditional Filipino landmark that is rich in local heritage, The Manila Hotel recently decided to modernize several aspects of the establishment. It underwent a series of dramatic renovations in 2008, wherein all guestrooms were redesigned to showcase more updated Philippine interior design. However, the team went beyond just making aesthetic improvements by equipping the guestrooms with more modern facilities and amenities.

“Technology plays a major role in offering world-class services to our guests,” said Nian Liwanag-Rigor, Assistant Vice President for Public Relations and Corporate Communications. “That’s why we wanted to innovate to provide the right network and infrastructure so that our guests are always connected.”

MADWORLD 2016: Generation of Digital Contagion

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The Philippine Junior Marketing Association once again pulls off one of the most hype-generating, out of the ordinary conferences held in the Mall of Asia Arena last January 31, 2016.

This groundbreaking event has been attended with 8,000 delegates from all over the country, making it the biggest student conference of the year.

“McDonalds Digital Disruption”

Setting the benchmark as the first speaker, Ms. Margot Torres, the Executive Vice President of McDonalds Philippines, the official TRENDSETTER who launched plenty notable McDonald’s campaigns setting the bar for all fast-food trends, shared her expertise in high-return value risk-taking when utilizing emerging trends. Indeed risk has its rewards especially in marketing; Ms. Torres confirmed this strongly.

Telecom Company Uses New Comprehensive Tool to Block Unwanted Spams

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Start blocking an average of 300,000 messages a day. Globe Telecom has stepped up its anti-spam/scam campaign, utilizing a more comprehensive and fully automated mechanism to rid its network of unwanted and unsolicited text messages, bringing the daily average of blocked messages from 17,000 to 300,000.

The new mechanism involves setting up a new hardware and software solution with complex anti-spam algorithms, with a capacity that can filter up to 1 billion SMS a day. The establishment of the new platform was undertaken in partnership with Xura, a US-based technology company that specializes in digital services addressing network vulnerabilities such as transmittal of spam and scam messages. Project cost is estimated at around $4 million.

“The establishment of a new mechanism to block the transmittal of these messages brings us a step closer to having a spam-free network. Globe will never allow the use of its network by individuals who want to take advantage of our customers. As Globe steps up its campaign to purge its network of spam and scam messages, we expect this number to increase further moving forward,” said Anton Bonifacio, Globe Chief Information Security Officer. The new mechanism allows the telecommunications provider to continuously optimize and expand the reach of its anti-spam/scam campaign, he added.

According to Bonifacio, the new mechanism will also address election-related spam messages ahead of national and local elections in May of this year. He added the new mechanism now covers majority of the company’s postpaid and prepaid customers totaling 53 million at the end of 2015.

Walkthrough of the People Power Experiential Museum

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The People Power Experiential Museum is a makeshift setup at Camp Aguinaldo created for the 30th People Power celebration and open for free to the public from February 25 to 26. However, according to Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, there has been talks about having it as a permanent attraction by transferring it to the newly constructed Quezon City Museum.

On our way to the People Power Experiential Museum inside Camp Aguinaldo, a special van took us inside the camp from the Gate 5, but for regular visitors, there is also bus outside Gate 5 that will bring you in. But be early as it gets full quickly. The museum is still open until February 26, 2016.
The organizers assigned buses to pick up visitors from the Gate 5 of Camp Aguinaldo, and then take them to the location of the People Power Experiential Museum inside through the Gate 5 entrance. You need to fall in line and register first at the area near Gate 5. Gate 5 is near the People Power Monument along White Plains, Quezon City.

Once inside the location, if there are too many people, you get to wait for a while seated at the grandstand since the tour involves live presentation of actors, so people are allowed inside the museum only by groups and at certain time intervals only after the previous group is done. There is a video presentation about Ninoy Aquino being shown at the grandstand so you will have something to watch while waiting. There's also a few guidelines presented to advise everyone to follow.

Don Papa Art Competition Announces Winners

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Since its launch in 2012, Bleeding Heart Rum Company, makers of Don Papa Rum has made waves in the spirits industry, both locally and internationally.

Don Papa recognizes that there is a commonality between its own design aesthetic and the works created by the Philippine artistic community – bold, complex, and multifaceted. The first ever Don Papa Art Competition aimed to engage the artistic community and harness their creativity by way of conducting a visual arts competition.

The Don Papa Art Competition was an open call to Filipino artists to reimagine the Don Papa secondary packaging design. The art competition was launched last November 11, 2015 at the Bonbon Club in an intimate party gathering media, art galleries, curators, and artists. The artists were encouraged to go beyond the current art work and reinterpret its design based on their own notions of the island of Negros, Papa Isio, and of course the rum itself.

The artists entered the competition through an online registration and were required to submit different mediums. The artists were given a 10-week period to complete and submit their artworks to the Don Papa Rum headquarters.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

History’s Vikings Season 4 Stormed Asian Homes

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The #1 series in its timeslot in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, continues to draw a bigger audience.

The season four premiere of HISTORY’s critically acclaimed scripted drama series Vikings pummeled the competition on Friday night, as the #1 show in its timeslot beating all English language cable channels in Singapore, Malaysia (excluding Movies and Sports channels) and the Philippines (excluding Kids channels).

Singapore saw an increase of +320% Cable 15+ viewers, Malaysia drew in 218% more viewers aged 15+, while the Philippines brought in 644% more 25+ ABC1 audience on its debut night, all more than its prime time average.

The new season of Vikings will introduce its first Asian character, “Yidu”, who will play a pivotal role in the series. Asian-Canadian actress Dianne Doan joins the stellar cast as “Yidu”, the mysterious slave who fascinates Viking chieftain Ragnar.

Vikings season four airs as a same day telecast with the United States, every Friday at 9pm on HISTORY.

HISTORY™ is available on SKYCable Ch 67; Cable Link Ch. 43; Dream Satellite Ch 30; Destiny Cable Ch 57; and Cignal Ch 125.

One: Global Rivals Set for April 15

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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), announces its return to the vibrant city of Manila in the heart of the Philippines. ONE Championship will again rock the Mall of Asia Arena on 15 April at ONE: GLOBAL RIVALS. In the main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States makes his much awaited return to the ONE Cage to face Russia’s Nikolay Aleksakhin.

CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated, “We’re always excited for Manila because Filipino fans are so passionate about mixed martial arts that everything just comes naturally! The atmosphere and the excitement in Manila on fight night is truly unparalleled and we anticipate the same when we arrive in April. We have an excellent matchup prepared for fight fans as Ben Askren meets Nikolay Aleksakhin, and we expect nothing less than the absolute best in world-class mixed martial arts action.”

Tickets for ONE: GLOBAL RIVALS are available

Former NCAA Division I All-American, Ben Askren is a collegiate wrestling legend and one of the finest mixed martial artists in the world today. In just a few fights in ONE, Askren was able to seize the ONE Welterweight World Championship with a resounding technical knockout victory over Nobutatsu Suzuki. The highly-skilled Askren is widely considered to be the absolute best in his division and one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound. His next challenge is a tough one, as he goes head-to-head with Russia’s Nikolay Aleksakhin.

Fortinet Details Updates to Their Cybersecurity Operating System

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Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced updates to their FortiOS cybersecurity operating system. FortiOS 5.4 offers new features that enable customers to deploy internal network segmentation for containment and defense against advanced threats.

One Cybersecurity Operating System for the Entire Attack Cycle

Gartner predicts “that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and reach 20.8 billion by 2020,”1 exponentially expanding the attack surface and security challenges faced by enterprises. FortiOS removes the complexity of defending against advanced threats. With the latest configuration, analytic capabilities and assisted one-click actions in FortiOS 5.4, enterprises can implement internal segmentation firewalls (ISFW) and Secure Access Architectures to move beyond traditional perimeter defense to stronger layered security strategies.

“Organizations are facing an increasingly hostile threat landscape with new and highly sophisticated threats emerging every day. Combating these attacks requires security solutions that can deliver true network segmentation without compromising network performance,” said Michael Xie, founder, president and CTO of Fortinet. “FortiOS 5.4 delivers new features that empower organizations to implement internal segmentation strategies that isolate and remediate malware should it make it past the perimeter.”

Yachting is More Fun in the Philippines

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The Philippine Boatshow & Nautical Lifestyle Expo: Sea-Ex concludes its 8th year on a high note, supported by the Tourism and Promotions Board and co-organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines through its subsidiary, Fairs and More Inc.

Attendance was at an all time high with most exhibitors noting down record sales as early as the first day. Sea-Ex is a three-day event that ran from Feb 19-21, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. It brings together international yacht distributors, local boat manufacturers, boat friendly resorts, coastal land developers, businesses that sell watersports gear, diving equipment, fishing accessories, marine rescue products, summer apparel and even automobiles in a true celebration of Philippine waters.

The show also hosted a Forum: Harnessing the Philippines’ Coastal and Marine Sector for Growth with the main objective of providing a platform for the gathering of key stakeholders (government, private sector, non-government organizations) and other interest groups in the boating and tourism industries to discuss issues and challenges that beset these industries and present viable solutions, initiatives and best practices.

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Match Between Philippines and DPR Korea

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We wish to advise all football enthusiasts that the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) – Asian Qualifiers / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 (TM) Qualifiers (Round 2) match between the Philippines and DPR Korea will be held on Tuesday, 29 March 2016, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Kick-off is at 8:00pm.
Tickets are sold via TicketWorld starting tomorrow, 26 February 2016 thru its online booking and major ticket outlets.
Tickets prices are:
Category 1 – Php 1,500.00
Category 2 – Php 1,000.00
Category 3 – Php 500.00
Category 4 – Php 300.00
Category 5 – Php 200.00
Category 6 – Php 100.00

We invite all to watch and lend support to the national team during their ultimate match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) – Asian Qualifiers / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 (TM) Qualifiers (Round 2).

Madonna and Her Rebel Heart Performs in Manila

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The CBCP says Madonna’s concert in the Philippines were among the “subtle attacks of the evil one.” Do you agree?

The 57-year-old “Like A Virgin” and “Erotica” hit-maker cavorted on a giant cross-shaped stage during two concerts on Wednesday (February 25), and another one on Thursday (February 26), as part of her global “Rebel Heart” tour.

A few days before, a certain Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles also expressed his disgust towards the International Pop Star. This goes the same with other countries , like Singapore, where the Rebel Heart Tour met similar denouncement behavior among the church people. The Filipino Archbishop echoed his Singaporean counterpart's call to shun Madonna's tour. "There is no neutrality in faith; one is either for or against. Being present (at these events) in itself is a counter witness," says Archbishop William Goh of Singapore.

"It's not even her real name. She is just using (Madonna) to taunt Mother Mary." They are also asking "Why is the Catholic Philippines the favorite venue for blasphemy against God?" Catholic officials in Philippines encourage fans not to show up to Madonna's concert. But how many listened? “Before it was Lady Gaga. Now it is Madonna. Why is Catholic Philippines the favorite venue for blasphemy against God and the Holy Mother?” said Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles.

Some politicians, like senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino also has some negative comments about the Material Girl "You penalize a guy for something he’s already apologized [for], and yet you patronize all of these things in shows, you have a fully-bookedMadonna show forthcoming." from which he is referring to the Manny Pacquiao incident where the "Pacman" expressed an opinion towards same-sex marriage and sexual relationships calling it "masahol pa sa hayop." Meanwhile, other politicians, like JV Ejercito, was seen watching the show.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Art for Everyone at SM Premier Malls Features Artworks by Upcoming and Established Filipino Artists

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It’s Art for Everyone as six SM Premier malls simultaneously showcase a curated selection of paintings and artworks from February 16 to 27, 2016. These include SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Aura Premier, SM Southmall, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier from February 27 and 28, 2016.

The event is held in support of National Arts Month on its 25th year since it was first declared via Presidential Proclamation No. 683 in 1991.

While SM has been consistently supporting cultural and art events for years now, “Art for Everyone” is being held simultaneously in these six (6) SM malls for the first time. It features artworks created by upcoming and established Filipino artists of various backgrounds, featuring different styles and media.

Dr. Patrick Flores, Curatorial Consultant for “Art for Everyone” emphasizes how important the event is in providing shoppers a venue to enjoy and learn from art, a venue that is free and accessible for everyone, and for artists and galleries to showcase their masterpieces.

PFF Advisory on AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 Group Stage Hosting

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After inspection by its rights holder Lagardere Sports (formerly World Sports Group), the Asean Football Federation (AFF) has disapproved the 15-thousand seat Rizal Memorial Football Stadium as primary venue of the Group Stage matches to be hosted by the Philippines. The 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup competition regulations require among others a minimum 30-thousand seat capacity for primary venues of group stage matches.

While the 20-thousand seat privately-owned Philippine Sports Stadium has also been nominated, AFF however requires submission of a written stadium hire contract. Deadline of 31 January 2016 and further deadline of 9 February 2016 have lapsed without PFF receiving a signed contract from PSS.

With no qualified stadia at the moment, PFF is compelled to bring the matter to AFF and will take up the stadia qualification during the AFF Council meeting on 12 March 2016 at Danang, Vietnam.

24 February 2016. PFF House of Football, Pasig City.

Atty. Edwin Gastanes
General Secretary

Vagari by Josephine Turalba on March 6 to 31 at Galleria Duemila

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Galleria Duemila presents Vagari a solo exhibition by Josephine Turalba. The exhibition takes its name from the Latin word Vagari meaning to wander. Her latest suite of works features an array of multimedia works that encompasses photography, video installation, painting, and serigraph print.

In Vagari, leitmotifs are laden with narratives of migration of sea, land, and air. As with most of Turlaba’s works, Vagari also takes the form of an investigative and multidisciplinary approach that shifts in context as her medium changes. Migration Series 1 is a pool of vibrant serigraph and collograph prints that depict refugee narratives wherein the subjects are seemingly abstracted. While No Way Forward, No Way Back, a briskly didactic 9:45 minute triptych video on storylines of exodus shows Turalba assuming her signature character Kinari, a mythical being who is half-bird, half-woman known as goddess of wealth in Hindu and protector of human beings in Southeast Asian Buddhist mythology—doing just that as migrations are portrayed. This particular work extends to Turlba’s evocative single frame video-stills, offering a glimpse into the rich introspection of a wanderlust artist who has set countless places both existing and imaginary as potent spaces in the pursuit of grasping the insurmountable immensity of the human experience.

Vista Cinemas Opens First and Only MX4D Motion EFX Theater in the Country at Evia Lifestyle Center

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New state-of-the-art theaters redefine movie watching experience in Metro South.

Mall-goers of the Metro South can now experience the best cinema experience available in the world.

After the successful opening of its first movie theaters in Taguig, Vista Cinemas has opened to the public its second location at Evia Lifestyle Center in Vista City, Daang Hari. The four new movie theaters equipped with unique top-of-the-linefeatures are now ready to to redefine the movie-watching experience in the Southern Metro.

Three of the four newly opened cinemas are fitted with the latest and the best in audio technology--Dolby Atmos -- which allows movie-goers to feel like they're part of every scene. Sound produced by the Atmos System is projected from every direction in the cinema and moves with the action on-screen – creating a one-of-a-kind movie experience.

Apart from this world-class sound system, all four theaters of the Vista Cinemas are equipped with luxury seating from the FIGUERAS and LUXOS brands available only in selectlocations around the world.

Proactiv Success Stories: There's Still Hope to Reclaim Control Over your Skin

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When you have acne, you tend to avoid social events and you shy away from situations where your skin is the spotlight and makes you stop doing the things you love with the people you love. Acne influences your self-esteem, self-confidence, your outlook in general and your social life. Even mild breakouts can negatively impact how you feel about yourself.

Acne truly affects more than just your skin. It can affect your entire life in very real ways. to Reclaim Control Over your Skin with Proactiv!

Gladly, there’s Proactiv! Proactiv Solution is the only acne management system which combines medicated ingredients that work together to treat and control acne. It uses several different ingredients in one system to treat the blemishes you have now and help keep new ones from forming.

With Proactiv, you’ll get back control over your skin.

Millions have turned to Proactiv Solutions to help change their skin-and lives. Check out the customer's success stories and see in their un-retouched photos how Proactiv Solution has helped them control and conquer their acne.
Here are some of the inspirational stories of ordinary people who had won over acne and are now enjoying the life-changing benefits of clear, beautiful skin.

Southern Philippines Medical Center Upholds Davao’s Healthcare Standards Through Microsoft Solutions

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Recognized in local and international reports as one of the safest cities in the world, Davao City is said to be home to some of the best hospitals in the entire Philippines. Because of the municipality’s advanced medical services and state-of-the-art facilities, Davao-based hospitals are patronized not just by city locals, but by patients from the Mindanao and Visayas regions.

One of the most renowned healthcare establishments in Davao City is Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC). What started out as a 25-bed hospital back in 1917 underwent a series of re-developments, re-locations, re-naming, and several historical events over the last 99 years to currently make SPMC one of the most preferred hospitals south of the Philippines.

SPMC’s management realized the need to further upgrade the SPMC experience when RA 9792 was enacted a few years ago. The government-mandated order authorized the hospital to increase its bed capacity from 600 to 1,200, thereby upgrading its service facilities and increasing medical personnel.

“That was when we realized that we also needed the right technology to rollout the different improvements throughout SPMC,” said Leopoldo J. Vega MD, Medical Center Chief II, Southern Philippines Medical Center.

"People Power: 30 Years On" Special Advance Sreening Video Coverage

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This special video contains some highlights and interviews taken during Discovery Channel's special advance screening of the People Power documentary dubbed as People Power: 30 Years On" held on February 23, 2016 at the Quezon City Museum.

The production is from Discovery Networks Asia Pacific's Executve Producer Emile Guertin, which is an updated version of the work of Sally Bellosillo. According to Sally, this was her thesis back then which Discovery Channel enhanced for a special documentary.

One of the insights she had when making the film was "It is my hope that, that the work I do will inspire people to be better, to dream big and for young aspiring young filmmakers to go and live out this insane journey. And in my own little way help contribute to building the character of the youth who will one day take over in running this country."
Additional commentaries from Fil-Am host Trey Farley and interviews with the Aquino sisters, were included in the documentary. Trey adds narration and presenter-led links and also shares his own recollections of his experiences as a boy during those years. He visit key locations in Manila significant to the story.

Also included in the documentary are interviews with other prominent individuals like Fidel V. Ramos, Agapito "Butz" Aquino, Imelda Romuladez Marcos, the late Corazon Aquino, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, Sen. Francisco "Kit" Tatad, Bishop Soc Villegas, the kate Fr. James Reuter, Sister Sarah Manapol, General Vic Batac, Col. Red Kapunan, Manuel Quezon III, Cheche Lazaro, Prof. Luis Teodoro, the late June Keithley and Sen. Gringo Honasan.

Gringo Honasan: Interview at Discovery Channel's Advance Screening of People Power: 30 Years On

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Here is the complete interview from the press conference held after the advance screening of Discovery Channel's special documentary for the 30 years celebration of the People Power or EDSA Revolution entitled as "People Power: 30 Years On" held on January 23 at the newly established Quezon City Museum located at Quezon City Circle.

Many prominent personalities attended the event including Vice Presidential candidate Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan. Most questions came from me as everyone else was not too eager to ask so it looked more like my exclusive interview.

Aside from our interview with Vice presidential candidate Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan, Wazzup Pilipinas has special interviews with Jacqueline Suzanne "Jackie" Mendez Aquino - the daughter of Agapito "Butz" Aquino, MTRCB Chairman Eugenio "Toto" Villareal, Quezon City Vice Mayor Ma Josefina "Joy" Belmonte-Alimurung more popularly known as Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Emile Guertin - Discovery Channel Executive Producer for "People Power: 30 Years On," and Sister Marie Sarah Manapol, SPC who worked with Fr. James Bertram Reuter.

Everyone shared with me their insights about the EDSA Revolution. I will post the otehr videos soon but they are now available in our YuTube channel at 

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UP KEM Proudly Presents Awitan 2016: OPM Hits Decade Parade

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Celebrating its 62nd anniversary this year, the University of the Philippines Chemical Engineering Society Inc., more popularly known as UP KEM, remains as one of the largest socio-academic organizations recognized by the university. One of its most prestigious events, Awitan, is a university-wide choral competition showcasing the talents of different UP organizations in singing.

This year marks the 51st Awitan, which will be held on February 29, 2016 at the Convenarium, 77 Scout Reyes St., Quezon City. 

With the title “OPM Hits: Decade Parade”, participants will serenade the crowd with their own rendition of OPM songs ranging from way back in the ‘70s to present time. 

Join us as we honor the hits of our very own Filipino musicians through performances aspiring to give you an enjoyable and memorable night! 

Gates will open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are priced at P140 each. For inquiries, please contact Gail Edselle Reyes (0915 667 9381).

Madonna Visits Bahay Tuluyan Foundation and Hospicio De San Jose

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"Sooner or Later performed live at the Academy Awards was one of the most spectacular live performances Madonna has EVER given. It was the 1991 Oscars, and Madonna, in a sparkling low-cut Bob Mackie gown and dripping with 20 million dollars' worth of Harry Winston diamonds, was set to perform her sultry Dick Tracy torch song, 'Sooner or Later'. Her vocals were powerful, confident & assured, She looked utterly breathtaking. And the audience (of more than a billion people worldwide) were left starstruck & dazzled. Her date for the night was none other than Michael Jackson. Her song ended up winning. Sooner or later, Madonna always steals the show!" - Charles Manning III

I have to agree with the above statement. Madonna's performances are always well thought and executed. She has that uncanny appeal that will make you look and listen from start to end. Never was a boring or dull time. Like what we say on our radio show, there should be no dead air to keep the interests going, and Madonna can even wake up the dead with her fabulous acts whether its on a music video or performing live on stage at her concert or at awards like the Academy.

When I am an emo-sap, my favorite song would be "Power of Goodbye". If I'm feeling sassy, it would be "Beautiful Stranger". And if I'm not feeling social, "Frozen". Madonna's songs really always has great messages and fantastically choreographed dance moves.

What is also awe-inspiring about her is her noble heart. While some Catholic church leaders shake their heads as Madonna continues her Asian World Tour. The Queen of Pop, sneaked in to the Philippines quietly, ahead of her concerts, to bring cheer to orphaned and abused street children.

What will the church say about this now?

Schism Sets Final Two Shows on February 28

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If you ever felt like leaving everything you love, you should watch the last two performances of

Egg Theater Company's production of SCHISM (Adapted from Moliere's The Misanthrope) for Fringe Manila.

Date: February 28 - Sunday at 3:00 and 8:00 PM.

Venue: Pineapple Lab

Appropriated from Moliere’s “Le Misanthrope Ou L'Atrabilaire Amoureux”, the play directed by Geroge de Jesus III, is a comedic satire that explores how hypocrisy and pretension can polarise and divide artists. After creating a brutally honest theater production that has created a schism in his community, a playwright finds himself at a crossroads in finding what art really means: an expression of his own ideals or a reflection of what society expects.

The cast are as follows: Tuxqs Rutaquio as Alex, the playwright; Angeli Bayani as Helen, an actress; Jojo Rigerra as Jim, an actor; Ron Alfonso as Don, the upcoming playwright and director; Roence Santos as Arnie, a veteran actress; Kyla Rivera as Casey, the actress and blogger; Chini Concepcion as Drea, an actress; and Renante Bustamante as Eli, an actor;

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gringo Honasan at the Discovery Channel "People Power: 30 Years On" Special Advance Screening

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Where were you and what were you doing on February 25, 1986?

That is question I can pretty much relate to since I was already in high school on that particular day that is widely known to many as the People Power or EDSA Revolution. But I believe if we were to ask the same questions to the youth today who were either still too young to be aware, or were not yet even born, they probably will answer based on the information they read online, or from the stories of their parents or grandparents and other elders.

We all know what happens when stories are told. They all get either a bit exaggerated or lacking complete facts, or would even highly depend on the biases of the storyteller. Thus, it is best to advise them to learn the facts from reputable sources that are third party to what really happen so it will be less biased and founded from actual events and circumstances that unfolded.

We may not be able to find the entire historical facts from all reliable sources, but it is much more comforting to learn them from those whose job is to share well-studied information.

I was recently invited in unraveling the stories of this historical affair as we mark the 30th year of the EDSA People Power with an exclusive advanced screening of Discovery Channel’s People Power: 30 YEARS ON on February 23, 2016, Tuesday, 2:30 PM at the Quezon City Museum. 

Football Fundamentals for Adults Program Now Offered at the Sparta Football Academy

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Whether you are a die-hard football fan who wants to get into the sport, or simply just looking for a new form of exercise, you may be interested in joining the Football Fundamentals for Adults Program at the Sparta Football Academy.

Sparta Football Academy is located inside the 10,000 square-meter Sports and Recreational Training Arena or SPARTA, along Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong City, and is best known for the first and only FIFA certified 1-star indoor football field in the country.

According to SPARTA's owner Amanda Fernandez, "The program was set-up so that adults can experience the beauty of the sport for the first time. It is also meant to teach the basics of football and expand the football community in the Philippines."

"Expected results for this crash course revolve around having a very good understanding of the basic skills and rules of football, as well an appreciation for the sport", she adds.

The program will be headed by Head Coach Joel Villarino and Assistant Coach Joseph Villarino.

The program will start February 3 and will be held every Wednesday from 2-4 in the afternoon for the entire month.

For more information, please call 6553799 or 0977-7634402.

Sparta Launches Football Academy for Kids

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Sports and Recreational Training Arena or SPARTA, best known for its FIFA certified 1-star indoor football field, launches the Sparta Football Academy for Kids.

PFF A-License Head Coach Joel Villarino says, "The program was set-up so that kids can experience the sport for the first time. Since football is a universal and a well-renowned sport, it is a sport you can play anywhere regardless of your height, gender, race and social status.”

Villarino continues, “With this program, kids can learn the basic skills of football and the rules of the game. Apart from which, kids can also learn discipline and have a good sense of teamwork. Football can also help in the improvement of one's health condition, it can also improve their decision-making skills, as they make decisions while on the field."

The program runs from March to May of 2016. Classes are to be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am-12nn.

SPARTA is located along Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong City. For more information, please call 6553799 or 0977-7634402.

PUP Sining Lahi Polyrepertory Proudly Presents Ang Unang Aswang

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With a mission to inspire, connect, and uplift the community’s spirit toward arts, and culture, Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory is proud to bring on stage Mr. Rody Vera’s “Unang Aswang”. Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory has been serving the Polytechnic University of the Philippines for more than three decades now. As the Resident Student Theater group of the university, SLP was proven to stage quality theatre productions that made them bagged various awards from different competitions outside the university.

The director, Roland Legaspi, special picked this script because of its unique story and lines that are sure to stab every audience’s heart. Thus taking the audience on a journey in determining who is truly good and evil.

A night when the moon is in full, on a desert, a new born baby swallowed a heart of a banana tree. As the time passed by, the baby has grown with the help of a dog, cat and a wild pig who stands as her mother. Away from the city, the girl lives happily until she encounters a man that will change his life. The man will introduce to her both love and pain. In a situation where there are dirty secrets everywhere, will love overcome pain? “Ang Unang Aswang” is a story of love, failure, abuse and pretentions. This play will leave you a question of who is really bad and what is the basis of good. From the era of Spanish occupation in the Philippines, this is a story that has been passed from different generations and will mirror Philippines' culture.

“Teka Break” Nominated at MYX Music Awards 2016

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Sam Concepcion’s Teka Break has been nominated for two major categories in the MYX Music Awards 2016 namely: Favorite Song and Special Awards for Best Music Video. Teka Break is produced by CBN Asia, directed by Voltz Hubilla and Icko Gonzalez, and written by master songwriter Jungee Marcelo. It is one of the songs included in the Transforming Love album produced by CBN Asia for its 20th anniversary.

“It’s great to be recognized for your talent, and obviously, people who work here at CBN Asia are very dedicated to excellence. I am just really grateful that we are nominated,” said John Tan, CBN Asia’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.

He also added that the generosity of artists like Sam Concepcion and Jungee Marcelo is very admirable, “They set aside their schedules to accommodate us and volunteered their time to record and perform the song in support of our 20th anniversary. We are so grateful to Sam, Jungee, and everybody else who helped and contributed,” Tan added.

Watch Teka Break’s music video in HD by subscribing to The 700 Club Asia’s Youtube channel. Just type youtube.come/The700ClubAsia and search for Teka Break. To get a copy of the Transforming Love album, visit

Help Teka Break win in the Favorite Song category, by registering on and clicking on the MYX Music Awards 2016 tab. If you already have an account, just log in directly to the MYX Music Awards 2016 voting page, look for the Favorite Song category, and click on Teka Break as your chosen nominee. Please note that you may only vote ONCE PER IP ADDRESS PER DAY PER CATEGORY. Voting will end on March 13, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Be a part of making music history by voting now!

Globe Backs Mobile Design Award in adobo Design Awards Asia

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As the purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle and thought leader in digital design, Globe Telecom is partnering with adobo Design Awards Asia in recognizing the best and the brightest talents in design for digital and interactive media.

Specifically, Globe is supporting the Mobile App Design for Social Good, which will recognize entries in the mobile application format that present creative solutions to social issues. In addition, Globe is also supporting sub-categories under Digital/Interactive category, which will recognize entries that are interactive interface, or motion designs used for digital problems.

“With a growing number of our population now going digital, we should be able to tap on fresh talent with this new category. We are happy to collaborate with adobo magazine and the D&AD in coming out with the Mobile App Design for Social Good category to bring out the innovative spirit among many Filipinos,” Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.

“By supporting this award, we continue our course of being the purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle,” Crisanto emphasized.

More entries from the Southeast Asia region are expected this year, which is expected to further enhance creative excellence in the Philippines and in the region. Deadline for submission of entries will be on February 27, 2016 while awards night will be held on April 8, 2016 and celebrated along with adobo magazine’s 10th anniversary.

Trampoline Park Zero Gravity Zone: For That Sweaty Yet Fun-Filled and Adrenaline-Pumping Experience

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We were among the very first ones to try out the Trampoline Park, the newest attraction well suited for families who want to bond while having a great time. The fun is absolutely real while you jump up into the air reaching several feet depending on how willing you are to freely feel like gravity is nonexistent.

This is probably why they also call it a Zero Gravity Zone. This is the best place where you can play like a kid again....and for kids to feel awesome they still have the energy to last even after an hour of pure adrenaline.

The sweat you get out from all this jumping is healthy, but be sure to warm-up first before you experiment on going all the way to flips or somersaults. Only experts like the parkour experts can do those stunts. But eventually, if you're daring and eager, you'll soon be able to imitate the same skills.

I had an opportunity to interview Mark Hogsden, the co-founder and major owner of Trampoline Park, and he was very optimistic of this attraction that can be availed for only P320 per hour, and P600 for two hours straight. Trust me when I say you would need to go two hours if you're a first timer since it is really very addicting.

Kuya Kim's ABS-CBN TV Patrol Evolution Feature Criticized by Religious Groups

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"I didn't believe in evolution before until I visited the Chicago Museum of Natural History and saw the evidence for myself. We evolved. It is a fact. The theory of evolution is one of the strongest theories in science." Ray Refundo

There's news out there that the Evolution feature of Kim Atienza on ABS-CBN's TV Patrol was criticized when he did not mention "Adam and Eve."

"In particular, they claim that the feature is fake because it does not recognize Adam and Eve, who, in the Bible, are identified as the first man and first woman." says Manila Coconuts.

This is actually Science versus Religion which really contradicts a lot if we are to base scientific discoveries and facts with the claims and writings in the Bible. What religious leaders taught us are now being dispelled by science, and not to offend anybody, common sense. 

But since we are a Catholic country, many of us cannot let go of the culture which we inherited from our elders and ancestors. Long before proper education was scarce, many were led to believe in stories made up due to unexplained, and often regarded as mysterious and somewhat miraculous, circumstances and events.

They say this is why Manny Pacquiao will win in the coming elections, or if not by 2016, in the near future with a higher position than Senator....maybe as Vice President?

Classical Guitar Artists from Japan to Hold One Night Concert in PH

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Three, Two, One, Arai!

Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc., presents an afternoon of contemporary and classical guitar music with three outstanding artists from Japan who will play solos, duets, and trios at 530 pm on March 20, at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium in UP Diliman.

Concertgoers are encouraged to enjoy the UP campus that bustles with activity on Sundays. People hike, bike, walk, picnic, fly kites. The family-oriented concert will be a good way to cap a Sunday.

"Classical guitar has a PR problem. It seems to lack the "cool" factor steel-string guitars enjoy, and it doesn’t seem to be perceived as sexy as the electric guitar by a lot of people. You rarely see classical guitarists skyrocketing to mainstream fame, and you hardly hear of one being referred to as a guitar hero. But why? The truth is, classical guitar is sexy as hell—maybe even sexier than steel-string and electric guitars. There’s no hiding behind distortion or effects pedals; it’s just you and your mighty fingers. It's sheer beauty in its most raw, natural form. So, in an effort to dispel any beliefs or perceptions that classical guitar is boring and old school, we’ve created a list of reasons you should pick one up." 

You can read the 10 Reasons You Should Play Classical Guitars here.

Featured artists: Tomonori Arai and Duo Trussardi

Monday, February 22, 2016

Chickilicious Chicken Steak and Tea Shop: Taiwan's No. 1 XXL Fried Chicken and More

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Taiwan's No. 1 XXL Fried Chicken is now here in the Philippines to give Filipinos real value for their hard-earned money!

My visit at Chickilicious Chicken Steak and Tea Shop gave me an awesome opportunity to try out for the first time a couple of their humongous slab of XXL fried chicken, namely the Takoyaki Crispy and the BBQ flavored fried chickens. If you love spicy chicken meals, then you can order them with three levels of spiciness from light, medium to extra spicy.

My first reaction was quite a surprise because I was expecting like a fastfood-sized chicken piece. What was served to me was quite a large piece that was a real steal if you'll consider its price. The huge piece of fried chicken was indeed very worth every peso you'll pay for it.

Match that with several choices for teas and juices. My drink was the highly recommended Taiwan Ultra Lemon Juice which was more refreshing than the ordinary lemonade drinks from other restaurants. I would have loved to try out the other teas and juices but I needed more room for the snacks that I ordered.

This is because Chickilicious also serves snacks that are not common at other restaurants. I ordered the Crispy Fried BBQ Tofu, Baked Cheese French Fries, Taiwan's Honey Bun, and the Crispy Century Egg. They were also the highly recommended snacks among the many other choices.

UP ACES Proudly Presents Jammeng'g 2016: Rhythmic Infusion

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The University of the Philippines Association of Civil Engineering Students (UP ACES)
Together with

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Proudly present

February 27 | Ariato Function Centre | 7 PM

An event wherein musically-inclined talents of the engineering community are unleashed to battle it out live in a full electrifying jam session. With the given theme, this battle of the bands induces performances ranging from the craziest, most enlivened to the smoothest and sentimental crooning acts to gain the favor of audience.

8 Young Cagers to Represent North Luzon in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA PH 2016 National Training Camp in Manila

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After two days of progressive drills and scrimmages, six boys and two girls topped the first Regional Selection Camp of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska held February 20-21 at Benguet State University.

Jan Zyrus de Ayre, of Berkeley School, 14; Ric Ozner Joshua Gatuz of Cherished Moments School, 13; Vincent Mabiwo of University of Cordilleras, 13; Emmanuel James Macaranasn of Bayambang National High School, 13; Sergz Quitaleg of St. Louis University – Laboratory High School, 14; and Wrench Mason Roquid of University of Perpetual Help System- Laguna, 13 ruled the boys division while Katreena Areola, 13, also from Berkeley School; and Rae Jemima Caba, 13, of St. Louis University – Laboratory Elementary School are the girls who will represent North Luzon to the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines National Training Camp this April.

These eight young ballers stood out from among the 667 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA participants from the Cordillera Administrative Region and young players from Batangas and Laguna in South Luzon who travelled to Benguet for the opportunity to be selected for advancement to the next stages of the NBA’s global youth basketball participation program.

The finalists excelled in the skills stations and scrimmages and exemplified the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp. The Jr. NBA committee headed by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Coach Craig Brown evaluated the regional finalists.

UP JES Proudly Presents Rogue: Dare to Give In

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The Junior Executive Society (JES) is an academic organization in the University of the Philippines Los Baños under the College of Economics and Management. Founded in 1995, it is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and the promotion of entrepreneurship as a vital form of boosting rural and urban development.

The “Tiger of Economics and Management” roars as it celebrates its 21st year of existence. To share their success, they will be holding a thanksgiving dance party entitled “ROGUE”, the grandest and most daring (electronic dance music) rave party you will ever experience where part of the event’s proceeds will go to the foundation, A Liter Of Light. UPJES is known to throw the biggest parties in UP Los Banos-UPLB with more than 1200 attendees so we are expecting approximately 3500 this year.

But instead of it being a rave party in Los Baños, they will be having a VIP club scene instead where in they will be bringing the crowd of Los Baños to Metro Manila.

Thus, this year as part of the celebration of the 21st year of existence of the organization, they  will be holding their thanksgiving party on February 26, 2016 at Chaos Nightclub, City of Dreams Manila.

Microsoft Survey: Educator Training Key to Optimizing Technology in Classrooms in Asia Pacific

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While teachers recognize technology will play a bigger role in improving pedagogy, challenges include shortage of training, inadequate budgets, and lack of curriculum integration

Microsoft today released the findings from its inaugural Microsoft Asia EduTech Survey 2016 which polled close to 200 educators in the Asia Pacific region. According to the study, educators acknowledged that technology will continue to play an integral role in improving pedagogy, but flagged that the top challenge faced in optimizing technology was a lack of training to do so.

According to the survey respondents, educators in the region (95%) recognize the importance of technology’s role in transforming education and inspiring students. The top three uses cited were to enhance classroom learning experiences; to improve efficiency in their role; and to better communicate with students.

While almost all educators (96%) are already influencing technology decisions in their work, nearly all of them (97%) wish to do more. In fact, they unanimously (100%) agree that technology will play a bigger role in transforming and improving education systems in the future. 

Tony Fernandes Recognised for his Contribution to the Growth of ASEAN and U.S.-ASEAN Relationship

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Tony Fernandes, co-founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia has been recognised by the US-ASEAN Business Council with the Fourth Pillar Award for his extraordinary contribution towards the growth of Asean and the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

The award was presented by Mr. Keith Williams, President & CEO, UL LLC and Chairman, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council to Tony Fernandes, making him the second recipient after the Administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. The ASEAN Economic Community Conference 2016 dinner reception was held in San Francisco with key business leaders and government officials from across ASEAN and the U.S. in attendance.

The ASEAN charter speaks to a community comprising three pillars: political security, economic and socio-cultural. The Fourth Pillar Award is presented to a person or organization representing the “fourth pillar”, a person that has made an extraordinary contribution towards the growth of ASEAN as well as fostering better U.S.-ASEAN relationship, effectively making the foundation of ASEAN stronger through their focus and involvement.

Tony Fernandes, who is also a member of the ASEAN Business Club Advisory Council said, “The theme of this conference – Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community – says it all. ASEAN is a dream and if we put the ASEAN people first, who knows what we can achieve. When you combine all ten member countries into a single market and production base, you are tapping into a community of over 600 million people. The potential this region holds is immense, and as a truly ASEAN brand, we will continue to lobby and spearhead ASEAN integration, especially but not limited to the aviation, travel and tourism industries.”

Sony Channel’s ROFLing Sundays To Chase The Blues Away

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Sony Channel, the premier destination for Hollywood’s hottest shows, concentrates the comedy on Sundays with a Roll-On-Floor-Laughing  (“ROFL-ing”) line up of popular U.S series.  All showcasing a fun and fierce female lead, these shows take Hollywood entertainment to even greater heights.


Odd Mom Out stars its creator, Jill Kargman as a fictional character based on herself, Jill Webber. Set in the wealthy, cosmopolitan jungle of New York’s Upper East Side, Jill sets out to navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the elite mommy clique. Finding herself sticking out like a sore thumb in a bevy of shiny, seemingly perfect and ultra trendy mommies, Jill sees the world around her through  a different lens.

The comedy satire is based on her novel published in 2007, Momzillas. It also stars Andy Buckley, Joanna Cassidy, Sean Kleier (Madam Secretary), and Abby Elliot.

This witty, tongue-in-cheek series airs every Sunday at 7:00pm.

Stay in Touch with Loved Ones Abroad with an All-in-One Bundle, ChatPlus, Starting at Only P25

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ChatPlus comes with free access to top messaging apps and up to 60 minutes of IDD calls to the US and Canada*

Not less than a decade ago saw the sending of greeting cards as a means of expressing care and love to loved ones both near and far. Fast forward to today, love greetings have taken many different forms. The advancements on telecommunications have allowed us to connect with our loved ones through more engaging ways. From simple international voice calls to more complex video greetings, all these are available right at our fingertips.

This love month of February, enjoy all the different forms of communication in one offering. Globe Telecom offers ChatPlus, an all-in-one bundle that not only gives customers access to their favorite messaging apps but to a generous amount of IDD minutes to the US Mainland and Canada that allow Filipinos to express their love in more endearing ways.

Without the need for a data subscription or a WiFi connection, Globe prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to not only chat but also send photos, video greetings, and make voice and video calls through apps such as Facebook Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Google Messenger, Kakao Talk, WeChat, and LINE. The bundle also comes with IDD call minutes to enable international calls from the Philippines to the US Mainland and Canada. As low as P25 per day, one can enjoy free access to these messaging apps plus 15 IDD minutes for calls. For those opting for a longer subscription and more free IDD minutes, there is also the ChatPlus 299, valid for 30 days with 60 IDD minutes.

DuRiam Love Team of Duterte and Miriam: AlDub, JaDine and KathNiel Stand Back!

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"Although it's an insult to her very impressive resume, maybe Miriam has better chances if she's running for VP." - MJ De Leon

Presidential aspirants Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte embraced each other before the start of the ‪#‎PiliPinasDebates‬2016. Duterte later kissed Miriam's hand and also took her hand and escorted her towards the front of the stage during the group photo ops when the debate ended.

The show of mutual respect and admiration between feisty leaders Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was very apparent. I like the way they respect and credit each other!

Kabahan na raw ang JaDine, AlDub, at KathNiel, dahil may bago na daw loveteam na umuusbong! DuRiam ang pahabol sa Valentines Day. Santiago and Duterte. Duterte-Miriam love fest blooms at the presidential debate.

Why DuRiam? Because it sounds like Durian, a popular fruit that can be found in Davao.It smells like hell but tastes like heaven daw. If only they can work together as one what a prosperous Philippines could be.

Talkpush and Salarium to hold HR Automation Summit 2016

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Talkpush and Salarium to hold the first HR Automation Summit 2016 on April 28, 2016 at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. The summit will introduce some of the recent innovations in HR process automation, and will offer the stage to some of the leading companies in the Philippines to present how they have leveraged these technologies and adapted their implementation to the local market.

This event focuses on how automating the current HR processes would have allowed companies to stay competitive, and to meet better differentiation in their respective markets, impact the function and productivity of HR Professionals everywhere.

This HR Automation event is an ideal networking opportunity for senior executives in human resources, operations and general management. The HR Automation event Summit also provides the Presenting Sponsors and Partners an opportunity to showcase some of their clients’ successful initiatives.

Keynote Speakers:

Max Armbruster, CEO at Talkpush
Judah Hirsch, CEO at Salarium
Penny Bongato, Executive Director, Talent Development at IBPAP

More speakers and content will be announced in the coming weeks. Early-bird registration will be available on March 1, 2016, so be sure to mark your calendars. The slots are only limited.

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