Friday, December 14, 2018

The After Six Club Accused of Scam, Changed Contest Mechanics On Last Minute

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BEWARE OF SCAMMERS: This is a complaint against The After Six Club suddenly changing the mechanics of a social media contest on the last minute of the event.

The organizers were insisting that they have the right to change contest mechanics even on the last minute of the contest.

Wow! Even a child would know that is wrong and unacceptable.

Calling on Drew Binsky, this is obviously a scamming group. Avoid them and help us expose this people.

Speaking with The After Six Club EIC Author Kath Eustaquio-Derla via their official Facebook page, she checked if  the complainant who sent messages on their official Facebook page was invited to cover as media or blogger/vlogger. She was informed that the complainant registered as an attendee since the event was open to the public. Later, the complsinants was prevented in messaging the page. Blocked it seems!

Unlike Anton Diaz or the other influencers there,  the complainant registered. Similar to his participation at the event of Nas Daily held at the Mall of Asia where we also did a video composed of the crowd that attended. We saw ourselves on the video too.

Most of the attendees were there as fans, but since somebof us are bloggers and vloggers as well, it has been habitual to also take photos and videos, and when the need arises, upload immediately especially when there's a social media competition announced.

Bloggers are very competitive thus we often win because we pay close attention to the instructions and try to be as creative as possible

So when they, Kassy Pajarillo  founder of The After Six Club and Ricky Shetty of, announced that the person with the most number of posts will win a 3days and 2nights stay in Boracay, we were naturally excited to participate since we want to see the island after it's 6-month hiatus brought about by the order of the President to rehabilitate it.

Thus, we did our usual routine at every event coverage we attend, took videos and lots of photos, and since there's a contest, immediately uploaded the photos and some short videos after every segment break. Like after the event introduction where they announced the social media contest, after Drew Binsky's introduction of himself, after a few Q&A, after Edwin Nombre's talk, after Cora's talk, after the donation portion, after the group video where we had to shout some words prepared by Drew Binsky, after the group photo with the other influencers, after the selfie with Drew, and so on.

As you can probably imagine, we were working fast-paced and thanks to our data connection, we were able to upload immediately in an effort to win the contest.

However, towards the end of the event when Kassy was announcing winners of minor prizes, she kept adding new hashtags and announced a different mechanics for the contest.

That was absurd! Why will they suddenly change the contest mechanics at the last part of the event when all uploaded already content based on the original instruction?

Was it to favor someone else to win? Nobody would just change the mechanics of a contest after everyone already did their part to join, and posts lots on Facebook, for a chance to win the Boracay contest, and also they never announced the criteria of their choice for a winner. It was not a computer-generated choice, neither the one with the most Likes, but just whoever they prefer to win.

We smell something fishy here. Maybe they like her more because she was with a child that was actively engaging with Drew?

It is a good thing that a few of us were video recording, so their original announcement was recorded thus having proof without any doubt. It was loud and clear on video so they cannot deny it

However, we were shocked that when we approached them to complain, they seem to be oblivious of their original announcement, and they even told us "Would you like a planner instead?" that coming from the The After Six Founder, Kassy Pajarillo herself. Good thing a friend was there to witness what she said. Our friend just tried to calm the complainant away, and said he will try to talk to them later since he knows the members of The After Six Club.

As we left the area temporarily to answer the call of nature,  our attention was called by a lady wearing Tje Afyer Sicmx Club shirt, as we passed by her before continuing on our way to the bathroom below, she was told about the incident, and clearly emphasized about the original contest mechanics that was announced at the start of the event, but she just said "I'm sorry. Next event na lang.'" like confirming it was true but realizing also that Kassy suddenly changed the mechanics during the last minutes of the event when majority were busy lining up for a selfie with Drew Binsky.

Ninja moves! She probably thought people won't mind since they were too starstruck with Drew. But since we were more observant and engaged with everything that was happening, this incident was clearly a complete turnaround of the original contest mechanics.

Why did she made this other person to win? Are they friends? The winner seems to be the mother of one of the kids who were present there. One of the kids was even given control of a microphone and started talking as if he was one of the emcees. It was not normal for kids to be there unless thet are with their parents who are equalky engaged in social media and/or fans of Drew.

Though we were happy to meet Drew, there seems to be something bigger to prompt us to dig deeper here, and we are challenged to find out the organizer's connection with this particular winner.

Call it investigative bloggerism. We need to expose these scammers.

They changed their minds twice. When they first announced the Boracay prize, it was to be raffled among the attendees of the event

Then at the event they changed it to whoever will post the most on social media with the hashtag #DrewBinskyInManila

Then on the last minutes of the event when they were already giving away minor prizes, and everyone was busy lining up for a selfie with Drew, they changed the mechanics to three  hashtags  (#EmbraceAmbition and #TheAfterSix and #DrewBinskyInManila), must be checked in online at the venue, and the best post about their dream ambition...

As you can see. was very intentional

#WazzupPilipinas #DrewBinskyInManila #PambansangBlogger #TheAfterSix #MyTownPH

Cusi: Scientific Assessment of Going Nuclear Shouldn't Be Taboo

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PH NUCLEAR TEAM: Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi (center), together with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Division Director Dohee Han and the Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organization (NEPIO) members headed by Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos, gather for a photo after the morning session of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission held on Monday, 10 December, at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila hotel. "The more we learned about nuclear energy, the more open we became about it," Cusi said in his keynote address.

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducted Monday (10 December) the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INRI) Mission at the Shangri-La Makati hotel as part of the activities of the Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organization (NEPIO).

“In the spirit of technology neutrality, I decided to reignite the discourse on nuclear power despite its being taboo,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi underscored.

He also highlighted that the Philippines has ranked first among 125 countries in the Energy Trilemma Index of the World Energy Council in the last four years, with a renewable energy share of 24.6% in the country's generation mix.

However, the DOE chief expressed his concern over the country trailing behind in terms of energy security and energy equity, which are the two other dimensions of the Energy Trilemma. The Philippines placed 70th on energy security and came in at 96th place for energy equity.

Thus, the DOE is openly considering the feasibility of introducing nuclear power into the energy mix of the country in the race to provide uninterrupted, secure, reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity throughout the archipelago. This would also improve the country’s over-all Energy Trilemma Index rank, which currently stands at 74th out of 125 countries.

At the onset of the Duterte Administration, the DOE has adopted a technology neutral approach to allow the unhindered consideration of all options to achieve the energy goals of the Philippines.

The nuclear event serves as the country’s status report to the IAEA of progress made relative to the 19 infrastructure issues that need to be addressed before the Philippines is able to embark on a full nuclear energy program.

The event was attended by IAEA Nuclear Division Director Dohee Han; IAEA Review Team Leader Milko Kovachev; other IAEA personalities and partners from the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI); and members of the NEPIO headed by DOE Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos.

The country’s initial undertakings on the nuclear energy option with the support of IAEA and PNRI include the establishment of NEPIO in 2016 and the DOE’s submission to the Office of the President of its proposed national position on nuclear energy in April 2018.

The energy chief assures the public that the government will continue to apply a calculated and scientific approach in evaluating the feasibility of nuclear energy for power generation, and ensure that the nuclear policy of the country will be comprehensive and sound, especially in terms of safety.

Sec. Cusi concluded, “We need to make the Philippines energy secure and equitable in the midst of ever-growing demand. We need to generate inclusive and sustainable economic development and make the country globally competitive.”


NUCLEAR OPTION: During the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission held on Monday, 10 December, at Makati Shangri-La, Manila Hotel, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (center) highlighted the country's achievements on environmental sustainability. He stressed that a nuclear option could answer the country's lag in energy security and energy equity. The event on nuclear initiatives was attended by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headed by Nuclear Division director Dohee Han (left), and the Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organization (NEPIO) members headed by Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos (right).

EQUITABLE POWER: During his keynote address at the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission held on Monday, 10 December, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi emphasized that the country's archipelagic geography makes the pursuit of total electrification a most challenging endeavor. In areas that do have access to power, the costs are high. He explained that a comprehensive nuclear program could help find solutions to this matter.

Make Money While Traveling: 6 How-To Tips

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Traveling is a great way to get out there and see the world, but sadly you still need to earn some money if you want to do stuff. Take a look at our top 6 tips, and see for yourself just how easy it is to keep your wallet nice and full.

Look for work in bars and hostels
Every bar in the world is on the lookout for young energetic staff, so why not be one of them? Better still, you’ll come across plenty of hotels with bars that will offer you free accommodation as part of the deal. Can’t say fairer than that can you?

Find work as an au pair so you can meet more of the locals

If you want to integrate with the locals, then working as a nanny or au pair is a great way to go about it. There is plenty of work in most countries around the world, and it’ll allow you an up close and personal look at how the locals live. You never know, they may invite you around for a traditional dinner from time to time too!

If you’re in a non-English speaking country, use your language skills to work as a guide

Tour guides are always in short supply in tourist hotspots, especially ones who are fluent in English. Use your in-demand native tongue to your advantage by working as a tour guide for a few weeks. You’ll be sure to earn a good return for your hard work.

Not only that, but you’ll get to spend your time socializing and walking about in the sun. What could be a better way to get paid than that?

Fruit picking is a great way to earn some money outdoors in the summer

If you love the outdoors, then picking fruit with the sun on your back is a great way to go about it. Granted, it’s highly seasonal work, but so is travel for the large part!

Find a spot in a stunning bit of countryside and you’ll be sure of a couple of months of consistent hours. In sunnier climates a lot of pickers work early in the morning to beat the sun. This makes it the perfect job if you want to take a siesta and then head out into town in the early evening. 

Use online tools to write when you’re on your travels

Services like Trust My Paper are great for the writers amongst you, because they enable you to earn money without being tied to a specific geographical location. You’ll need to make sure you have a power outlet and reliable internet connection to hand, so don’t venture too deep into the jungle!

That said, with a little organization and focus, you’ll be able to cover all of your travel expenses in just a couple of hours a day. Ideal if you want to ensure you have more than enough time to go and see the sights before sunset.

Teach English as a foreign language

The final top tip that we have for you today, is to consider working as a foreign language teacher. Learning English is big business all around the world, especially in Asia and the Middle East.

By using one of your skills to earn money, you can get paid for doing something that comes naturally to you. Ideal if you want to be able to enjoy your time abroad, safe in the knowledge that you’ll never find it hard to earn the money you need to go and do things.

Final Thoughts
Earning money on your travels is all about identifying the skills you have which will allow you to earn money on a consistent basis as you move from place to place. With a little planning and foresight you should be able to ensure that you never run low on funds.

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