Thursday, October 3, 2019

Danny Kingad Meets Demetrious Johnson in ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Finals

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Danny “The King” Kingad’s wish of meeting Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the ONE Circle will finally come true on October 13 at the co-main event of ONE: CENTURY PART 1.

The pair will return to the iconic Ryƍgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan where they competed in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals last March and advanced to the semifinals in separate bouts. At that point, Kingad put in a dominant performance against Senzo Ikeda, while Johnson secured a guillotine choke victory over Yuya Wakamatsu.

Both athletes shared the same stage again at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES in the Philippines in the semifinals of the tournament where “Mighty Mouse” outperformed Tatsumitsu Wada and Kingad won a razor-thin split decision against Reece McLaren.

Kingad is looking forward to finally meeting his idol at the 100th live event of ONE Championship.

“I can’t wait for our match to begin,” Kingad said.

“Demetrious is one of the athletes I have been looking forward to stepping into the cage with ever since he signed with ONE Championship. He is also one of the athletes who I look up to as a martial artist. We were both in Japan in the first round of the tournament. Now we will be back there for the finals. Almost everyone in my division wanted to have the chance of testing their skills against him. I have worked hard to reach the finals of this tournament, and I feel blessed to share this stage with him.”

Things, though, won’t come easy for Kingad knowing that Johnson, a 12-time Flyweight World Champion, may be the best mixed martial artist in the world. Johnson’s skills may be a lot to overcome, but Kingad believes there is a chink in Johnson’s armor which he can use to his advantage.

“Demetrious is a well-rounded athlete,” Kingad said.

“His striking skills, ground game, and fight IQ is on a different level. He remains the same dominant fighter I grew up watching on television. However, I think he is having a little bit of difficulty with our Asian athletes because our style somewhat differs from those in the west. He also was taken down easily a lot here, and in his previous promotion, that is an opportunity we are looking at.”

The ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finals will not be a walk in the park for Kingad, but he vows to come prepared for perhaps the most definitive match of his career.

“I am continuously working on all aspects of my game,” Kingad concluded.

“In the world of mixed martial arts, anything can happen. I need to be well equipped to dominate wherever the fight will take me. This match is significant not only for me but for the guys at Team Lakay as well. I’m going in there to give my best and win.”

Peace Advocates Place Culture at the Heart of Development

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Hundreds of youth leaders; young public servants, Indigenous People’s groups, student and community youth organizations from across the country convened for cultural exchange and discussions on national issues that highlight the role of the youth in peace and development.

Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition (SKC-Philippines), an independent non-partisan national alliance of young leaders and a consortium of youth organizations in the Philippines, together with the Rotary Satellite Club of Fort BGC Titans organized the 2-day Philippine Intercultural Youth Convention (PIYC) 2019 which coincided with the celebration of the International Peace Day.

In addressing the country’s most pressing issues comes a crossroad for building the Philippines’ path towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Through the years, the lack of solidarity and understanding in this journey leads to discrimination, violence, and further marginalization of cultural minorities, ultimately creating larger cultural barriers among our people.

In his opening message, SKC National President and Chairman of the Rotary Satellite Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City Titans, Ellirie Nicolas Aviles said, “…despite our differences, we convene in PIYC 2019 to promote peace by broadening our knowledge about each other’s cultures. We convene to prove that there is strength in unity.”

Citing a United Nations Website, Aviles said, “It says that Culture is who we are, and what shapes our identity. Placing culture at the heart of development policies is the only way to ensure a human-centered, inclusive and equitable development.”

“Peace is the core advocacy of all developmental organizations as there will be no development without peace. No matter what advocacy we have or Sustainable Development Goals were focused on, there will always be an underlying connection to peace, “He added.

This year’s PIYC is organized in partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippine Department of Tourism, AFS Intercultural Program Philippines, Pilipinas Rotaract Multi-District Information Organization (MDIO), Rotary Clubs of Fort BGC, Makati, Muntinlupa Business District, and Muntinlupa Central, Rotaract Clubs of Fort BGC, Makati United, San Francisco Del Monte Malaya Achievers District 3780, Miraculous Medal –Sucat, Metro Bacolod District 3850, Zamboanga City West District 3850, Tagbilaran District 3860, Serenade Society, Nature’s Spring, Bangs Prime Salon, Rustan’s, Geek Mode Media, Office of the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs(OBYA) – BARMM, the Local Government of Quezon City, and the GM Joe Tours and Transport Corporation.

Philippine government leaders as well as non-government and international partners such as DSWD Asec. Rhea Penaflor, NEDA Commissioner Dexter Galban, Mr. William Lucht of Asian Development Bank, NCCA Executive Director Al Ryan Alejandre, the youngest elected mayor in the Philippines, Mayor Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu of Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao, Rotary District 3830 Inspiring Governor Alfredo Montecillo, Mr. Arjay Barrios from the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Mr. Arjay Mercado from Action for Economic Reforms, Dr. Almuhaimin Usman of Teach Peace, Build Peace Movement, and Mr. Marc Batac of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) and Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict enriched the forums on youth in peace, peace amidst diversity, vulnerabilities in conflict, and the essence of peace-building in the attainment of quality education, poverty alleviation, access to healthcare, and sustainable livelihood.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Habitat Teams Up with Handyman

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Habitat for Humanity Philippines seals a partnership agreement with Robinsons’ hardware retail store Handyman and Herco Trading, Inc., official distributor of local brand Greenfield construction tools through a “buy-one-give-one hand tool” program that will support Habitat partner families and communities affected by natural calamities. With every purchase of a Greenfield hand tool such as saw, level bar, wrench, or pliers, among others, another hand tool is donated to Habitat Philippines. This will run until October 16, 2019.

In signing photo (L-R): Launching the partnership are Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. President and CEO Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Habitat Philippines Resource Development and Communications Director Jamie Santos-Sugay, Handyman General Manager Stanley Co, Herco Trading, Inc. President and CEO Wilfred Co, and Vice President and COO Wayne Coherco.

'Plus Can'

On top of their Php500,000 outright donation to Habitat Philippines, Robinsons Handyman pledges to help raise awareness and funds for the organization via a donation drive with Habitat acrylic boxes and ‘Plus Cans’ located across 40 Handyman outlets in Metro Manila.

Experience More Magic at Enchanted Kingdom’s 24th Anniversary Celebration

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Enchanted Kingdom has been a magical place for families and friends since 1995 and it remains strong and committed to its goal of providing and creating magical experiences for everyone. This October 2019, the first and only world-class theme park will be celebrating its 24th Anniversary and to make the merriments bigger, EK has prepared a LOT of surprises and exciting fun stuff for everyone! The focus is on letting guests experience more, as the theme park gears towards its silver anniversary next year. EK has partnered with several brands to make this year’s celebration extra special, so make sure to mark your calendars and bring your families and friends because the celebration won’t be as good without you!

Special acts you can’t miss!

 Ben&Ben One of the hottest bands in the country will perform and serenade parkgoers with its chart-topping songs! They were "Band of the year” at the MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2019, and their song, “Pagtingin” is currently #2 on the Spotify charts. Get ready to sing along with the band and enjoy the concert.

 Live mural Three of the best local creative talents June Digan and Anina Rubio, will give you a visual treat as they do their own interpretation of magical experiences at Enchanted Kingdom. They will be joined by Jareth Correa, kid artist and Ekids Talent search semi-finalist. Have your kids unleash their creativity with our art activities.

Influencers and special acts Your favorite social media influencers will come and celebrate with EK too! Watch some of them do pocket performances as well.

Fun Booths and Activities!

Traveloka Special offers await customers of Traveloka, our official travel partner sponsor for the 24th Anniversary.

Krispy Kreme Everyone’s favorite donut will make happy happen with the Original Glazed sweet treat that kids will surely love!

GoPro A special experience awaits select parkgoers on EK’s anniversary day. There will be an exciting collaboration between EK and GoPro PH. Come and find out what it is!

Nikon Join a photo workshop, and learn the tips and tricks of theme park and fireworks photography. Get a chance to win merchandise and brand-new Nikon cameras too!

And many more!

Enchanting Shows!

Eldar's Enchanting Symphony Witness Eldar make lights and sounds come to life from Brooklyn Place, Portabello, Victoria Park and Spaceport! Experience more magic with this exhilarating show as it rings in Enchanted Kingdom's 24th Anniversary.

Princess Maphista's Moonstone Parade There is no space for black magic as some luminous fun fills the night! Join Princess Maphista and the moonlight creatures as they indulge on some music and dancing in this starry halloween parade.

Enchanted Kingdom Fireworks Display

EK’s spectacular fireworks display is always the best wat to end a day at The Park. For the Anniversary event, expect an award-winning night-sky spectacle

Dusit International Continues China Expansion with its Third Hotel in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province

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Open now, Dusit Thani Wujin Changzhou brings gracious, Thai-inspired hospitality and comprehensive MICE facilities to Changzhou’s renowned Science and Education Town.

Changzhou, China, 1 October 2019 – The highly anticipated Dusit Thani Wujin Changzhou hotel has opened to the public in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, offering 230 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, and a wealth of facilities ideal for business and leisure travellers alike.

The third Dusit-branded property to open in the city, Dusit Thani Wujin, Changzhou is located in Changzhou Science and Education Town, a famed educational park in Wujin district only five minutes by car from the G42 highway, 50 minutes by car from Changzhou Benniu International Airport, and just 35 minutes from the railway station and downtown Changzhou. 

In keeping with the Dusit Thani brand, the full-service, deluxe hotel is designed to offer high levels of comfort and convenience and is positioned to become a popular MICE destination thanks to its 1,100 sq m pillarless ballroom and six function rooms fully equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment (including state-of-the-art sound systems, bi-directional screens, and professional stage lighting). The hotel’s professional and experienced team is on hand to help organise every event.

Other hotel offerings include the Coffee Garden all-day dining restaurant, Tianxianglou Chinese restaurant (with 15 private dining rooms), an elegant lobby lounge, the Dusit Club, a library bar, a fully equipped gym, and a chess room.

Nicknamed Dragon Town, Changzhou is a prefecture-level city with history dating back more than 2,500 years. From the labyrinth-like ruins of Yancheng and the towering Tianning Temple, to the video game-inspired thrills of World Joyland and the impressive fossil collection at China Dinosaurs Land, a wealth of attractions await visitors of all ages.

Besides Dusit Thani Wujin, Changzhou, Dusit-branded hotels currently in operation in the city include Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel, and dusitD2 Fudu Binhu Hotel.

“Changzhou truly is a remarkable destination, and we are delighted to open our third hotel in the city,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “With its prime location, extensive range of modern facilities, and Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, Dusit Thani Wujin, Changzhou is perfectly positioned to become one of the leading MICE venues in Changzhou, and we look forward to making it a resounding success.”

To celebrate its opening, Dusit Thani Wujin, Changzhou is offering an accommodation package starting from RMB 559 net. The package includes a stay in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast for two persons, buffet dinner for two persons, and other exclusive benefits. The promotion applies on stays from now through 31 December 2019.

For more information and reservations, please visit

Monday, September 30, 2019

Stay with the Yass Queens with this Exclusive Giveaway by ZEN Rooms!

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ZEN Rooms, the official hotel partner of Miss Asia Pacific International (MAPI) is running an ongoing Exclusive Giveaway celebrating its partnership with MAPI. It has two main prizes:

Top Prize: ZEN Rooms Ultimate Giveaway Prize (1 Winner)

The winner gets a 3D2N stay with the MAPI contestants at ZEN Premium Selah Garden and 2 tickets to the Grand Coronation Night. He/she also gets free ZEN Goodies.

Bonus Prize Everyday (Total 10 Winners)

10 lucky winners in total will also get 1 invite each to the ZEN Rooms Exclusive Pool Party with the Miss Asia Pacific International MAPI contestants on October 3. Everyday 1 winner each will be announced on ZEN Rooms PH Facebook until October 1.

Always wanted to stay with the beauty queens? Well, now you can! ZEN Rooms, the official hotel partner of Miss Asia Pacific International is running an Ultimate Giveaway for all you fun people and what that means is that one lucky winner will get to stay with the top contestants at ZEN Premium Selah Garden for 3D 2N and also see them take the crown with his/her free two tickets to the Grand Coronation Night. But that is not it, a total of 10 winners will also get an invite each to the Exclusive Pool Party with the contestants.

Ready to witness the Glam life you always wanted! Jump in because it's about to get real! ZENxMAPI2019 is here!

How to Participate? It's easy. Go Facebook!

Audience can easily join the Giveaway contest by participating in this ongoing giveaway post. All they need to do is:

Like ZEN Rooms PH and Miss Asia Pacific International on Facebook!

Share this post with the hashtag #ZENxMAPI2019

Tag 5 of your best friends who would love this!

Promo duration: September 23 to October 04, 2019 (For Ultimate Giveaway)

Announcement of Ultimate Giveaway Prize Winner: October 05, 2019

"The partnership between ZEN Rooms and Miss Asia Pacific International is special. We are the #1 hotel chain in the Philippines and they are the industry leaders when it comes to beauty pageants, so it was natural for both of us to join hands. Coming to this giveaway, we believe, it will be an amazing experience for the contest winners to witness the thrilling life of the top contestants in an up close and personal manner. From the pool party to stay at ZEN Premium Selah Garden and finally, the grand coronation night, everything would be special for them and I am sure they would love it just like they love ZEN." said by, Amit Shukla, ZEN Rooms Philippines’ Regional Marketing Director

Link to Facebook Contest Post:


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There is just a thing which differentiates us from other living beings on the earth and that is education. It is the most important tool which is very useful in everybody’s life and it is related to our life from our birth to death. 

The great people Nelson Mandela has said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you use to change the world “.
Importance of education

Importance of education cannot be described in words. In eliminating poverty and unemployment education is the most significant tool. It enhances the commercial scenario and benefits the country overall. So when we can confirm the higher level of education then we have the better chance of development. 

It is just not important for our country it also has same importance in every person’s life. It helps one to make himself perfect and suitable to the modern world. One can take better decision with the use of his knowledge; this can increase the rate of success in his life. 

An educated person is always self-dependent they can lead their life easily and also happily. One more important thing is that education gives more confidence and makes a people independent.

Education at any stage

One should get education throughout his life from childhood to the end of his life. There is also kid education and adult education. Between all of these kids education is most important because it is more effective for human, what he learn in childhood he never forgets. 

So we the people have to focus more on it. On the other hand adult education and whole life education is not less important than kid’s education

Education is the Key to success

We know industry is the key to success. Everybody have to work hard to get success but just hard working not enough for gating success, one has to know how to work and then he has to work hard. 

And for this knowledge he needs education. Education opens the door of new opportunities and builds a path toward batter life. It also changes our perspectives and makes us optimistic.

Success is directly related to happiness and just a well educated person knows how to be happy in life, he does not want a lot, he is always happy with what he has.

Modern concept of education

From the beginning of the world there is some concept of education and it is changing day by day. The modern concept of education mainly focuses on overall developing skills with education. It prepares a man face the challenge of this difficult world. 

This concept makes the use of technology and science like computer, internet, audio, video components to make us understand the basic of a concept. Once people thought that education means getting high marks in exam and getting degree but nowadays it is changing. We know education is the thing that we really learn and can apply in our real life

Education for the nation

Education is the first condition of development of a nation .If the citizens are educated then they all know how to live a better life and make their country better. They also be aware of all bad things which can harm their motherland for example they always protect corruption. 

An educated voter will also choose a better leader for his or her country who will purely works for the betterment of the country.


As we are human being we are different from others and we are the best because we have education system. We the people have to focus on it as it is the root of all improvements, developments and happiness. 

We can earn everything, nothing is impossible to us but the first condition is “Education” Benjamin Franklin has said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. 

So you should to study even if you tired and have no idea what to do. Carry on and use any tips for getting knowledge. And remember that GPALabs is the choice for college students who want to succeed in their studies.

Reasons Why Your Event Should Have an RFID

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If you’ve visited amusement parks, or actively attend music festivals or concerts, chances are you have already encountered having an RFID as your ticket or pass. But have you ever wondered how this simple accessory device works?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. In short, this helpful tool uses radio waves to send information between two or more devices. This RFID wristband has made the lives of organizers a lot easier. The microchip inside the customized wristband has been a very useful tech and is now a standard in the event scene.

It has attracted a lot of attendees because of countless reasons. Here we listed the top 4 reasons why your event should have an RFID:

Cashless Payments

If you use RFID for your event, attendees won’t have to bring cash as payment for their tickets. RFID improves the purchasing experience of the attendees and makes it easier for the organizers to manage transactions. This will lead to more satisfied customers that will make them look forward to your next event.

Provides a Hands-Free Experience

To those who don’t like bulky purses, RFID reduces stress from carrying way too much weight. You can now enjoy the event that you anticipated for weeks hands-free.

Hassle-free Lines

Forget the long lines or hearing about people spoiling some anticipated scenes of the event. You don’t have to worry anymore about losing your tickets because, with RFIDs already attached on your wrists, you can easily go in and out of the event place. RFIDs speed up the waiting lines. Attendees don’t have to dig into their purses, and they just need to scan their wristbands.

Enhances Security

The possibility of theft or fraud decreases with the help of RFID. You can now rely on RFID to act as an added layer of security for your big events. The technology from RFID can prevent people who don’t have passes from getting in. Implementing RFID wristbands is also a practical solution to prevent your wallets or purses from getting lost.

There are a lot more reasons why an RFID wristband has become a standard. Attendees have been keeping their RFID wristbands as one of their souvenir items. They keep these promotional items and include them in their collections.

Customer experience is a great priority in conducting events and RFID are a great fit in improving customer experience.
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