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RAPPLER SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR RAISA SERAFICA TALKS ABOUT RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS

Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit in Cebu

 

 Weather Philippines Foundation in cooperation with Cebu Pacific Air, brought us to Cebu last July 21-22 for the Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit. It was a two-day trip which included a familiarization and urbanized heritage tour around the city of Cebu on the first day and social media summit on the second day held at Summit Circle Hotel last July 22. In partnership with Cebu Pacific Air, Rappler, and City Savings, Weather Philippines also invited local school and university educators to a one-day social media awareness day. The summit covered the responsible use […]

QUEST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER CEBU

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu EATgetaway experience

 

 This year, we were back for the second time in Cebu. We were in Cebu last Sinulog Festival in January and this time it’s for the Weather Philippines Foundation Social Media Summit held last July 21-22, 2016. Our flight and hotel accommodation for the 2-day summit was sponsored by Weather Philippines in partnership with Cebu Pacific Air and Summit Circle Hotel. Weather Philippines Foundation invited several bloggers from Manila representing Weather Wiser Influencers to the Social Media for  Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness with Rappler Philippines and City Savings last July 22.   Educators from Cebu universities and schools were also […]

BALIK TANAW PASIG RIVER TOUR 2016

Throwback to Pasig River’s rich cultural heritage

 

 Pasig River is the story of Filipino people. It is often said that in order for a society to effectively progress into the future, they must never forget to look back and constantly remember and learn from the things that happened in the past. Last June 8, 4 days befoe the Philippines commemorate 118th year of Independence, The Philippine Information Agency – National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), in coopertaion with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted a river tour that combined history and rehabilitation advocacy regarding the river that once gave […]

MT. KALATUNGAN AS SEEN FROM BINAHON AGROFORESTRY FARM IN LANTAPAN, BUKIDNON

Learning the ways to Farm Enterprise by Binahon AgroForestry Farm in Bukidnon

 

 Our next stop for OA Bloggers Tour Day 2 in Bukidnon was at the Binahon AgroForestry Farm, situated within the Kitanglad Mountain Range in Bukidnon. It was almost 6 in the evening when we got there and it was slightly raining that time. From Malaybalay’s Jaya’s Secret Garden, it took us 3 hours to get to Lantapan. We unpacked our things immediately right after we were assigned of our room and just aa right as we were charging our mobile devices, the place was hit by a power failure. We.were a little bit uneasy at that moment because we were […]

JAYA'S SECRET GARDEN, MALAYBALAY CITY IN BUKIDNON

Unveiling Jaya’s Secret Garden of Malaybalay

 

 It was around 1 in the afternoon when we reached Jaya’s Secret Garden in Malaybalay, Bukidnon for our Day 2 organic farm tour that started with Cervantes Farm in Cagayan de Oro last May 23, 2016. After our overnight stay at Alomah’s Place, our group visited the backyard farming in urban settlement by the Bayag family who served us with a hearty lunch meal that included fried red tilapia, native pato tim (duck), vegetable salad, fruit dessert, and house blend orange juice spiked with chili pepper. Junah and Hazel Bayag started their backyard farming upon realizing that there is an opportunity […]

MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2016 CANDIDATES

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 candidates visit Soneva Spa

 

  Even princesses need a me-time just like everybody. And what better way to reward the future queens is to pamper them with relaxing massage that will rejuvenate and heal their tired body and muscles from a whole day of commitment as candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2016. Six lovely ladies representing their hometown visited Soneva Spa in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, early this afternoon. Soneva Spa specializes in facial and body spa treatments and has been a sponsor of the Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant. Eva Eunice Reinoso Representing Northern Luzon, from City of Alaminos, is Eva Eunice Reinoso who […]

CONCEPCION-CARRIER LAUNCHED GREEN FOOTPRINTS MOVEMENT

Leading air conditioning and refrigeration company leads Green Footprints Movement

 

 Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company, one of the subsidiaries of Concepcion Industrial Corporation, has launched the Green Footprints Movement in line with its thrust to drive the conversation about climate change and seeks to galvanize the general public into action towards reducing their environment footprint. CCAC’s Green Footprints Movement serves as a clarion call to the public to become green advocates and discussed over lunch last Thursday at Blackbird by Nielson Tower in Ayala Triangle, Makati. CIC Chief Executive Officer Raul Joseph Concepcion led the welcoming remarks and pointed out why his company advocates green environment. Over the last 50 years, […]

The winners of the first-ever Amaia Parkway Nuvali Upcycling Challenge with judges Igan D’Bayan, acclaimed painter and columnist; Tessa Prieto-Valdes, designer and socialite-philanthropist; and Anna Garcia-Ramos, Amaia’s marketing head.

Amaia Nuvali Upcycling competition awards floor lampshade inspired “Bubble Coral” as most creative, marketable, and practical recycled home product

 

 Team DJE, acronym for team members Danny, Jojean, and Edward, all came from PSID, won the grand prize of PhP 100,000 during the Amaia  Nuvali Lifestyle Upcycling Challenge competition culminated last Sunday, October 25 at Solenad 1, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Their entry “Bubble Coral” a floor lampshade inspired home product got the most number of votes (a few points away from Team Bulahao‘s “Chandelier“) from judges Socialite-Philanthropist and Interior Designer Tessa Prieto-Valdes, acclaimed painter/poet and columnist Igan D’ Bayan, and Marketing Had Anna Garcia-Ramos. Both impressed by the works of the winners, judges Prieto-Valdes and D’ Bayan showed […]

PHILIPPINE EAGLE PAMANA PHOTO BY ANC 24/7

Philippine Eagle Pamana, shot dead

 

 Already 2 months back in the wild, Philippine Eagle Pamana was reportedly shot dead. The breaking news came from ANC 24/7 Facebook update, an hour ago.   Pamana was released last June 12, 2015 in celebration of Philippine Independence Day and set back in the wild to bring her home to her natural habitat. This is a developing news. #FlyFreePamana no more. Sad.   Viewed 31071 times by 3435 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your […]

BE #WEATHERWISER

Know the weather when planning your trip across the Philippines

 

 Going out of town is always an experience everyone loves to have and enjoy.  Whether it’s part of business or simply leisure, planning for a trip from packing your bags to your itinerary, needs to be as convenient and carefully planned as much as possible to avoid unnecessary things to happen along the way. Do your checklist one day before your planned trip. Check your budget, itinerary, meal planning, hotel you’ll be staying, packing and trip essentials, and the most important thing of all, the weather update in the area you are going. The last checklist has been always the least that most […]

PBNET MEMBERS AND BLOGGERS JOIN GLOBE BUSINESS #SAILFREEINTAAL ADVOCACY.

Philippine Bloggers Network participates #SailFreeinTaal Independence Day Boat Building Weekend

 

 Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNet), an organization that aims to professionalize the blogging industry in the country, showed its support to Globe Business’ advocacy #SailFreeinTaal in time for the celebration of Independence Day 2015 in Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas for a boat building weekend project aimed to support the community livelihood and help raise awareness of the bio-marine environment in the surroundings of Taal Volcano, particularly Taal Volcano Protected Landscape and its inhabitants. PBNet founders Azrael Coladilla (AzraelsMerryland) and yours truly, together with PBNet VP-Internal Ron Villagonzalo (WAHPinas) and member Ted Claudio (WazzupPH) were joined by Mike Policarpio, External Affairs Manager, Globe Telecom and RJ Dimaculangan, Team […]

BOAT GENIUS MICHAEL STORER HELPS IN TEACHING AND EDUCATING THE PARTICIPANTS ON HOW TO BUILD A SAIL BOAT.

Globe Business, PUSOD Inc. work hand-in-hand for #SailFreeinTaal Independence Day Boat Building Weekend

 

 Since 2011, Globe Business, the enterprise ICT arm of Globe Telecom, has been helping PUSOD Inc., an environmental NGO that employs the strategy of building centers that allow communities to take power over their environment in a conscious and caring manner (it has been assisting in Taal Lake Conservation since 2003), in raising awareness of the bio-marine environment in the surroundings of Taal Volcano, particularly Taal Volcano Protected Landscape and its inhabitants, according to PUSOD leader Anna Javier. Globe started their partnership with PUSOD in Kinalaglagan, Mataas na Kahoy by creating solid waste management programs that helps clean and maintain a safe […]

STUFF TOY DEPICITNG PANAM, THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE #FLYFREEPAMANA ON JUNE 12, 2015.

#FlyFreePamana, Globe Business and Philippine Eagle Foundation to set free Pamana on Independence Day

 

 Just in time for the celebration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day, Globe Business and Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) join together for an environmental consciousness and firing up the spirit of national pride by setting free our national symbol, Pamana, Philippine eagle, to its natural habitat in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental. Pamana was rescued in 2012 in Iligan City and turned over to PEF after suffering two gunshot wounds; one on its left breast and another on its left wing. Pamana was immediately brought to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City where it was treated until full recovery for […]

"One Tree at a Time" annual tree planting activity at Tagaytay Highlands

“One Tree at a Time,” 340 trees to add for greener Tagaytay Highlands

 

 One hundred forty forest and fruit bearing seedlings were planted to the mountain resorts of Tagaytay Highlands Golf and Country Club, Saturday, May 23, partial of the planned additional three hundred forty trees within 2015 Lead by the corporate executives, employees and volunteers of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., Highlands Prime, Inc., and Belle Corporation, supported by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the annual tree planting program “One Tree at a Time” was participated by invited representatives from the German and Singaporean Embassies and guests. “Mother Earth is our main and most important partner in providing our clients […]

TURTLE CRUELTY. (Photo courtesy: facebook.com/donnabelleislao)

When you see why netizens raged about this turtle’s situation, you will feel likewise

 

 On Monday, May 4, Donna Belle Islao posted photos on her Facebook from the last stop of her ‘island hopping’ with her friends at Natago Beach, located in Guimaras Island, where she took a photo of this harmless animal. “Our last island was the ‘Natago Beach’ which our boatman says we could take pictures with the turtles and we were excited to reach the island we even asked our boatman if there’s an entrance fee [but] he didn’t answer us,” Islao said on her Facebook post. As she and her friends wait for their turn, they already saw teenagers having […]

MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2015 ECO WEAR CHALLENGE SM GREENBAG FASHION SHOW.

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Guinobatan-Albay and Cagayan de Oro City won Eco Wear Challenge SM Greenbag Fashion Show

 

 Miss Philippines Earth 2015 candidates Jian Cayla Salazar (Guinobatan, Albay) and Beatrice Alvarez (Cagayan de Oro City) won 1st Runner -up and Grand Winner, respectively during the recently held Eco Wear Challenge program of the SM Greenbag Fashion Show at The Event Center, SM Megamall last Tuesday, April 28. The SM Greenbag Fashion Show also presented 41 candidates representing National Capital Region (NCR), North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. All candidates showcased their inner fashionistas for a meaningful event for green advocacy. The gorgeous ladies hit the ramp modeling their self-made outfits inspired by SM Greenbags. Miss Philippines Earth 2015 […]

PHILIPS #MAYMAGAGAWAKA CAMPAIGN.

Philips launches #MayMagagawaKa campaign to encourage Filipinos save energy

 

 To better service the Filipino people, Philips, a global company which delivers meaningful innovations that improve people’s health and well-being and has a multinational workforce in more than 100 countries worldwide, recently launched #MayMagagawaKa campaign to encourage everyone to save energy by using and choosing the right LEDs that are currently available in the market today. Being the country that has the 9th highest energy rate in the world and wasting 40-50% energy due to inefficient old-fashioned lighting solutions, the Philippines is the perfect place to launch a campaign that will encourage the people to shift to LED which lasts longer than […]

NELTEX DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PIPELINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

Neltex, the pipe manufacturing company, offers solutions to major pipeline problems that are built to last for long years

 

 It’s always nice to know and hear that there are companies that are providing quality products and does not compromise the well-being of the community. Such as Neltex Development Corporation, one of the biggest exhibitor in the on-going WorldBEX (March 11-15)at the World Trade Center. Neltex Development Corporation places value and quality above all their products for more than 50 years, keeping their clients safe and protected for a long period of time. Compared with other brands, Neltex‘s lasts longer and are heavily built without added metal components and that is why their products of water pipes, electrical pipes, and sewer […]

GLOBE LIBRENG TAWAG SA PINAS.

Globe offers Libreng Charging and Libreng Tawag

 

 Globe service restorations As Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) made its presence in Metro Manila,  it slowly weakens and downgraded to tropical storm category. To provide faster and better communications, especially within affected areas, Globe is now working on the restoration of a base station controller located in Gigoso, Giporlos in the province of Eastern Samar. The company expects to begin firing up cell sites covered by the facility within the day. Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said that the network operations suffered no catastrophic outages from Typhoon Ruby. Most service disruptions were due to outages of commercial power and […]

TYPHOON HAGUPIT (RUBY) #STAYSAFEPH REMINDERS.

Globe Telecom reactivated disaster response page Bangon Pinoy

 

 Globe Telecom Disaster Response Page Tonight, Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) is predicted to hit landfall in Metro Manila. Globe Telecom have reactivated their disaster response page, Bangon Pinoy, where the public can find relevant Typhoon Ruby related information including Globe Network Updates, public advisories, and soon Globe Emergency Services and Globe-led relief operations. Here are the websites for Bangon Pinoy and Globe Network Updates: Globe Bangon Pinoy Site http://www.globe.com.ph/bangonpinoy Globe Network Updates http://www.globe.com.ph/bangonpinoy/network-updates   Service restorations on-going As of today, Globe has initiated its service restoration process in Visayas which mainly involves assessment of the typhoon’s impact on network infrastructure. The weather remains unfavorable for […]

Habitat for Humanity Philippines' Official Media Release #1 - Typhoon Hagupit.

Habitat for Humanity launches appeal to assist those affected by Typhoon Hagupit

 

 Appeal to assist Habitat  for  Humanity  has  launched  an  appeal  to  assist  families  affected  by  Typhoon  Hagupit  (called  Ruby  in  the  Philippines).  The  storm  made  first  landfall  on  Samar,  an  island  in  the  Visayas,  Philippines,  late  in  the  evening  of  Saturday,  6th of  December. According  to  the  Philippines  National  Disaster  Risk  Reduction  and  Management  Council,  more  than  130,000   families  were  evacuated  in  six  regions  of  the  Philippines. “Habitat  for  Humanity  is  sheltering  evacuated  families  in  Leyte,  Cebu  and  Surigao  del  Sur  provinces  of  the   Philippines.  Staff  and  materials  are  prepositioned  and  we  will  begin  to  support  affected  families […]

STAY SAFE PHILIPPINES. Photo from National Geographic Channel Asia Facebook Page.

Google Person Finder during emergencies

 

 We’ve just embedded the Google Person Finder on our website – you can find it at the right side bar of our front page. Google has activated several resources for typhoon related information. This is to help people report and search for missing persons during emergencies, such as typhoons like Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) which is now inside the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR). Stay safe, Pilipinas! Google Person Finder helps through: Public Alerts– real-time updated information from Pag-asa and other information on the typhoon and its route and expected effect. On the right side, you’ll find a Google Crisis Map for Ruby. […]

#WEATHERWISER CONFERENCE WITH CELSO CABALLERO.

Aboitiz Group and WeatherPhilippines campaign for a #WeatherWiser Nation

 

 In 2013 and before Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) became known as the deadliest super typhoon in the world, Aboitiz Group and WeatherPhilippines Foundation already have its own weather stations/devices that can read and calculate the amount of rainfall we can experience during rainy season and with those weather stations and devices, can advise people with free and accurate weather information. Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 became one of the unforgettable calamities  in the Philippines and eventually raised weather preparedness campaigns in the country. About the Weather Station These weather stations shall help locals and municipalities determine and get accurate weather information. It uses an imported automated weather […]

CONGRESSMAN FROM DAVAO CITY FILES PHILIPPINE GREEN JOBS ACT OF 2014. Cong. Nograles files bill to generate more 'green jobs' and employment opportunities in the country.

JUST IN! Congressman from Davao City files new bill to generate more ‘green jobs’ in the Philippines

 

 To help reduce the impact on climate change that trigger disasters, one lawmaker from Davao City makes a move to establish more environment-friendly industries and services to reduce the adverse effects of climate change in the country through a passing of a bill that will complement Climate Change Act. Congressman Karlo Nograles files Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2014 which is poised to create employment opportunities that will be less harmful to the environment by using green technology, or innovations that conserve natural resources. At least one sane bill from Congress is up for approval from the masses unlike the ‘Anti-Selfie Bill‘ or House Bill […]

PANGLAO UNDERWATER MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WINNER. 12-year old Gary Emmanuel tanlip wins 2nd place in the recently concluded Underwater Macro photography Competition during the 1st Panglao International Dive Fiesta in Bohol.

12-year old Boholano wins in the Underwater Macro Photography Competition during the 1st Panglao International Dive Fiesta

 

 12-year old Gary Emmanuel Tanlip won 2nd place  for the Underwater Macro Photography Competition held during the first-ever Panglao International Dive Fiesta which happened simultaneously last June 12-15, 2014 in Panglao Island, Bohol. Tanlip won a recognition certificate plus Php 15,000 in cash. The 1st and 3rd prize goes to Bong Mangcao and Andre Montenegro receiving recognition certificates and Php 25,000 and Php 10,000, respectively. Tanlip was the youngest divers among the 13 participants in this competition. The Underwater Macro Photography Competition was represented by top macro photographers and together with Panglao‘s Marine Biologist in order to justify the thrust of Panglao […]