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NASECORE Seeks JCPC to Exercise Oversighr Functions Versus Brownouts



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The National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc. urged the Joint Congressional Power Commission to exercise its oversight functions to determine the real cause behind the recent brownouts and penalize those responsible for it.

Nasecore--the group that dragged Manila Electric Company to the Supreme Court and won the P30.2-billion refund for consumers--said the JCPC should exercise its oversight functions and use its subpoena powers to determine the true cause of the outages and recommend the prosecution and imposition of penalties on those responsible.

Nasecore is aiming for a party-list seat in Congress under the name Kontra Brown Out.

According to former energy undersecretary and Kontra Brown Out Party List nominee Pete Ilagan, “Brown outs are illegal because the law requires quality, reliable, and secured power supply.”

In a position paper submitted to Senate energy Committee chair Sherwin Gatchalian, Kontra Brown Out said the DoE with the Energy Regulatory Commission, should conduct regular physical audits of the country’s power plants and other assets to fulfil its mandating of ensuring reliable and stable power in the country.

Ilagan said consumers pay a monthly transmission charge that goes to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, which is responsible for procuring and contracting ancillary services to ensure the security of electricity supply.

He said the ERC allowed the imposition of fees for ancillary services to ensure that it’s operation is viable.

Ilagan had started an audit of the power supply contract of private distribution utilities and electric cooperatives before he resigned last year.

11 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Should Have


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Do you enjoy exploring new places, spending time venturing extraordinary destinations, or learning about other cultures? If you do, you’re definitely a globetrotter and traveling is almost a life necessity to you.

Luckily for you, each year the traveling experience is getting more advanced and updated, thanks to the development in technology and the invention of numerous travel apps. We’ve selected a list of 11 travel apps every travel enthusiasts needs to have so make sure to check it out.

1. Trip Advisor (Android, iOS)

Trip Advisor is the ultimate travel guide which can help you find anything you’re looking for on a given destination. Simply choose the location you want to travel to and Trip Advisor will help you:

find a hotel

explore best restaurants

find attractions and travel tours

look at other user’s reviews and images of the selected locations

You’ll be able to read other people’s experiences and look for a recommendation by someone who’s already been to your desired destination.

This way you’ll be able to plan the best trip, with no unpleasant surprises and covering all the must-see locations of the place you’re visiting.

2. Triplt (Android, iOS)

This app is designed to help you travel in a more relaxed and stress-free manner.

Triplt organizes all your travel information, documents, and schedules in one places, making it easy for you to instantly find the information you need.

You won’t have to go to your inbox to see which gate you should be at or when it opens.

As soon as you book a:

flight

hotel

car

just send the information to Triplt, and they’ll take it from there. The app will create a master plan for your trip, including all the details you need along the way.

3. Airbnb (Android, iOS)

Airbnb is one of the most popular booking apps, perfect for adventurous travelers who enjoy immersing with the locals.

The app is designed to help you find whatever it is you’re looking for on your next travel adventure:

a rental home

Choose based on price, location, amenities, and take a look at the previous travelers’ reviews and comments

local experiences

See what the new destination has to offer and choose fun activities to do once you get there

contact the host

Get in direct touch with your new host, get destination information and book your rental

Airbnb is made for those who enjoy being their own travel guides and trip planners.

4. Google Maps (Android, iOS)

Google Maps is definitely a fundamental travel app for every globetrotter who wants to get around the faster, travel better and explore the new destination in a quality manner.

This app can help you:

find the best route to a destination

set a time frame to each location shift

follow must-try places recommended by other people

find the best restaurant, coffee places, events, and activities

You can even download a map of your travel destination and use the app when you’re offline. This way you can explore the city on foot and get the best out of each travel.

5. Kayak (Android, iOS)

The idea behind Kayak is to use one app to book everything you need for your next trip.

This app helps you plan the perfect trip by:

searching hundreds of travel sites for you

finding the best flight, hotel, or rental car

organizing all your travel plans

tracking flight status

“Kayak helps you travel the way you want to, enabling you to find the best deal for your price range and travel plan. It’s easy to use yet super-useful” says Mariah Pearson, a travel blogger, and editor at Pick Writers.

6. Google Translate (Android, iOS)

Have you ever been lost in translation? Has the language barrier made it hard for you to enjoy your trip to the fullest?

Well, Google Translate has you covered.

The app is perfect to help you get around a foreign country and understand the world around you. It offers the following features:

instant translation as you type

camera translation by pointing your phone to a text

103 languages

create your own phrasebook

The app is perfect for when you’re traveling to a non-English speaking country and you want to learn the local words, immerse with the crowd and show respect to your hosts.

7. App in the Air (Android, iOS)

This app is your personal flying assistant designed to help you have the best air travel experience possible.

It keeps you informed about:

your flight real-time status

airport details

airport navigation maps

time to gate and security check

It’s all in one place and it’s all you need to know about your flight.

8. Culture Trip (Android, iOS)

If you want to immerse in the city you’ve just traveled to and dive right into everything fantastic it has to offer, you’ll enjoy reading the highly informative and entertaining articles published on Culture Trip.

The app keeps you updated about:

best hotels

the art scene

cultural events

bars and pubs

It offers information for every country in the world so you can use it where ever you go.

9. Hotel Tonight (Android, iOS)

Hotel Tonight is the app linking you to properties and rental all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a luxury 5-star hotel or a one-night stay at a motel, this app has your back.

Using this app you can

make a same-day reservation

find cheap last-minute offers

be spontaneous and adventurous

Travel instinctively and enjoy every trip.

10. Uber (Android, iOS)

Getting around a new city is made easy with the world’s most popular ridership app- Uber.

Uber enables you to explore the city you’re in comfortably and affordably.

Here’s what it’s all about:

Tell the app where you want to go.

Your location will tell the driver where to pick you up.

You’ll get the driver’s info.

Pay via credit card, in cash or via Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

Leave a review after the ride.

It’s simple, fast and super-easy.

11. Trail Wallet (iOS)

For those of you having trouble keeping track of your travel expenses, this app can help you stay on track and organize the way you spend your money.

Use this app to keep track of expenses by category:

accommodation

food

transport

miscellaneous

and others.

Make sure you know where your money’s going and whether you’re respecting your budget plan.




Final Thoughts

Travel apps are helping globetrotter from all over the globe find exactly what they’re looking for and enjoy every day of their travel adventure. There’s an app for everything, from booking a hotel and finding fun activities and stunning sightseeing destinations, to immersing with the locals and exploring the city their way.

Make sure to check out all the app form our list and make your next trip unforgettable.




Kristin Savage is interested in writing and planning to publish her own book in the nearest future. Also, she has been a reviewer at Pick Writers for a few years and is known for her thorough approach to accurately assess newcomer translation services. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

MGConcepts Events Management Services Brings You Modelo Filipinas the Search for Multimedia Personality 2019


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MODELLO FILIPINAS will provide total personality development and modeling workshops for the successful registered attendees and these shall include: 

• Personal Grooming and Hygiene
• Self-Confidence Boosters 
• Proper Speech
• Social Graces
• Poise & Posture
• Basic Ramp and Print Modeling
• VTR and Pictorial
• Basic Acting for TV
• Social Media Decorum

WE HELP LITTLE STARS WITH BIG DREAMS as the next:

• Social Media Influencer
• Brand Ambassador
• Product Endorser
• Commercial Model
• Advertising Model
• Runway Model

REGISTRATION:

• The contestant should be between the ages of 5-19 years old in order to join the competition.
• Attend our casting calls/go see/ registration caravan 
• Or submit a photo here at our Facebook page 
o NAME
o ADDRESS
o AGE
o CONTACT NUMBER

• The photo(s) submitted should be a clear, recent, and a SOLO full or half body picture not cropped from a group photo.
• No sunglasses, side view photos, far shots, extreme close-up or collage photos.
• No swimwear photos. No inappropriate or obscene poses.
• Caption the photo with the name of the contestant and use the hashtag #ModelloFilipinas2019 #ModelSearch #ModelloFilipinas

THE WORKSHOP DURING REGISTRATION:

• A 1-hour styling and on-location photo shoot with a hair and make up artist and professional photographer
• Parents briefing and orientation

*NO PRIOR MODELING EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED

• Hair and make up styling
• Pictorial
• Modeling 101 kit
• Runway moves from posture perfection to the model walk, stance and posing


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