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(FILE PHOTO) PAL continues to support the PH troops amid the Marawi crisis by granting special privileges to AFP and PNP personnel. Earlier this month, PAL chairman Dr. Lucio Tan has also personally turned over a P2 million check donation to support the country’s soldiers.

Thanks To PAL Chairman Lucio Tan, AFP And PNP Personnel Receive Special Privileges From Puso Ni Kap

 

 We’ve seen photos of our soldiers and police enforcers serving our country and giving their all to save and protect our lives. Now it’s time to give back to them. Philippine Airlines (PAL) Chairman Lucio C. Tan knew it’s about time to honor these great and brave men and women by granting special privileges to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in recognition of their sacrifices for the country. If you know or have relatives in the AFP and PNP, remind them that Chariman Tan has something for them. Dr. Tan is granting 40 kilos free baggage […]

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Netizens On Facebook Speak Up For Grab And Uber Over LTFRB TNVS Suspension

 

 Thanks to our Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), some 90% of Grab and Uber services will not be available beginning on July 26, 2017  because these ride-hailing vehicles do not have the necessary  certificates BECAUSE THE LTFRB STOPPED ISSUING THEM A YEAR AGO. Stopped issuing. A year ago. From a memo released last July 11, 2017, LTFRB said that “both Transport Network Companies are directed to cease with dispatch the operations of all their TNVS (Transport Network Vehicle Services) which do not have the required Certificates of Public Convenience.” Magaling! Brilliant! Eto pa. To add salt to this […]

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Duck, Cover, And Hold – The Metro Manila Shake Drill!

 

 Overall, the first day of the 2017 Metro Manila Shakedrill was a success. There were slight bombardment of news a few hours before the staged Metro Manila Shakedrill in different key parts of the metro and that created a little disturbance in the traffic situation. Motorists and employees were at least got informed when the siren started to sound off as the clock strikes four in the afternoon of July 14, a dreaded payday Friday for most of the working public. Netizens even posted a witty status on Facebook such as Friday + Payday + Earthquake Drill = Bad Idea/Traffic/MovieTime […]

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Get To Know More About The Philippines While Visiting The Island Through Kultoura mobile-for-travel app

 

 Visiting a place is not just about taking photos and trying local foods. It’s also about discovering culture and arts, the history that tells about the past events of a particular place. Through Kultoura app, tourists and travelers may leave their maps behind and just keep this new mobile-for-travel installed on their smartphones to get to know the Philippines while traveling to the 7,647 islands. Historical facts compiled for Kultoura users are available once you have downloaded the app powered by PLDT’s wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications and developer InnoPub Media in collaboration and partnership with National Commission for Culture and […]

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Filipino Pride in Art and Food at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

 

 I am honored to celebrate Philippine Independence month in style with a 2-in-1 event at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. There’s the Hiraya art exhibit organized by the hotel in partnership with art festival organizer Art in the South, back to back with Pistahan sa Cafe 8 buffet promo featuring our favorite Filipino dishes and beverages. Hiraya art exhibit runs from June 7 to July 2, 2017 with the following artists as participants: Below are what you can expect in this amazing showcase of Pinoy creativity: During the launch at Crimson Hotel’s The Gallery, two kinds of free cocktail drinks plus […]

GLOBE PRISM EXPO HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY PAMPANGA

Globe PRISM Expo, empowering Filipino with world-class learning through technology

 

 Back in February 2017, we got our first dibs on Globe Telecom’s PRISM, an interactive showcase of digital projects to help Filipino educators from private high schools, particularly those teaching the new Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject in Senior High School, as well as English and Social Studies at both K-12 and higher education levels, to become proficient in technology-enabled instruction and content development. The program is a three-week professional development program conducted by Globe Telecom.  It involves a two-day immersive boot-camp, blended project-based learning, and personalized coaching for a total of 1,000 educators all over the country. Last June 2, […]

FIT FILIPINO MOVEMENT CHALLENGE 1 MILLION LBS

Why exercise matters

 

 Exercise is a form of any physical activity which is defined as bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in caloric expenditure. Exercise is also any movement carried out by the skeletal muscles that require energy. It is also an intentional movement intended to improve or maintain physical fitness. Physical fitness is defined as the ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. It generates cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle strength flexibility. Any exercise can be done frequently with duration and intensity to achieve desired physical fitness. American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend aerobic physical activity in 3-4 […]

NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS MONTH

April is National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month

 

 Not everyone knows that on April 4, 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 190 declaring April of every year as National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month calling upon government instrumentalities, including universities and colleges and local government units, and the private sector to participate in the celebration upgrading the previous weeklong observance to a month. This was announced during the press briefing organized by the Motion Pictures Association in Celebration of World IP Day held last April 20 at Sala Bistro in Greenbelt, Makati. This celebration marks the local industry and government agencies joining together to announce new efforts […]

4TH PARTAKAN FESTIVAL ANGUIB BEACH

4th Partakan Festival in Anguib Beach is ready to go

 

 It’s great to see three of the most trusted motorbike brands in the Philippines coming and joining together for one special occasion that aims to celebrate brotherhood, passion, and freedom of motorists, the 4th Partakan Festival, which will happen on April 14-15, 2017 at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Ronald Carreon, Department Head of Sales and Marketing, Honda Philippines Inc.; John Carlo Roque, Regional Head for North Luzon, Yamaha Motor Philippines; and Dan Darang, Brand Manager, Kawasaki Motors Philippines Inc. join forces for the annual Partakan Festival to provide sponsorship, bike clinics, camaraderie, family bonding, and promote Moto-tourism in this side […]

ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORE FEATURES GO LOKAL!

Robinsons Department Store embraces local ingenuity through Go Lokal!

 

 The Philippines is a country that is full of ingenuity. They just have to discover and given the right exposure, original homegrown products can be at par with their foreign counterparts. 99% of entrepreneurs in the country consists of micro-entrepreneurs, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon V. Lopez during his acknowledgement remark last March 24 for the official opening of Go Lokal! in Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Place Manila. “I (and behalf of DTI), thanked Robinsons Group for recognizing these entrepreneurs and through Go Lokal!, they are given a chance to get inside malls, get exposed […]

2017 SIKAT PINOY NATIONAL FOOD FAIR

Adventuresome taste buds enjoy gastronomic delight at the 5th Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

 

 Since its inception 5 years ago, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair has attracted a growing number of foodies who eagerly look forward to the opportunity to stock up on their favorite regional delicacies, special spices and condiments, health products, and many more. The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes. You don’t need to go that very far. For 5 consecutive days (March 15-19) at the Megatrade Halls of the […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

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UREKA Mega Manila Forum at the SM Megamall

 

 Is it time for blogs to be ‘business ready for the future?’ This may spark a lot of arguments and debates whether blogs should be business-ready and be registered as business entity. This million-dollar question occur to us during our attendance at the UREKA Mega Manila Forum which was held last February 25 in Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall. UREKA Mega Manila is UnionBank of the Phllippines and its partners e-commerce forum to encourage MSMEs to transform their brick-and-mortar business into brick-and-click models into the digital space. As we go around the exhibit we stumbled into the booths of Department of Trade […]

GLOBE PRISM DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAM

Globe launches PRISM, a digital literacy program and education solutions

 

 PRISM is an interactive showcase of digital projects powered by Globe Telecom to help Filipino educators from private high schools, particularly those teaching the new Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject in Senior High School, to become proficient in technology-enabled instruction and content development. 1,ooo private schoolteachers from all over the country participated in a three-week digital literacy program, which includes a two-day immersive boot camp, blended project-based learning, and personal coaching. There will one boot camp each in Metro Manila, Naga City, Pampanga, Cebu City,a nd Cagayan de Oro City, running from January to June this year. “The Filipino education […]

21ST PHILIPPINE HOT AIR BALLOON FEST

21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

 

 Rumors has it that the 21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will going to be the last. It’s basically weird if it’s true for the organizers to suddenly stop this annual festival when it is one of the most awaited happenings in Clark, Pampanga every year. If you ask us, we don’t believe that it’s going to be the last. From what we understand, they’re just relocating the venue where the fly-ins  should be held for safety purposes. For the past two years that we’ve covered the PIHABF, the venue was always at the Clark Airfield inside the Clark […]

DECLARATION OF FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC MALOLOS

This is the ‘forgotten’ history of the First Philippine Republic

 

 In school, we were taught of the Declaration of Philippine Independence as it happened on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. It was diligently remembered and has been declared a national holiday. Good for us. Because that day reminded us how, we Filipinos, fought for our freedom and independence from the colonial rule of Spain. But what about January 23, 1899? How many of us remember what significant event happened during this date? The province of Bulacan, particularly in the city of Malolos remembers because that date was the day the Malolos Constitution declared the Filipino-led government – otherwise known as the […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016

16 Topics that went viral on social media 2016

 

 Pokemon Go Everyone went berserk and crazy online as soon as Niantic’s Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines shore. Almost every 80s and 90s boys and girls were eager and have patiently waited for the announcement of this mobile game. The hype went to awesomeness. Strangely, the clamor has died down before 2016 ended its reign. Coldplay Philippines’ Concert When a Coldplay in Manila fan-made poster was posted online a few years back, it drew a lot of high hopes wishing for this popular band to make its first-ever concert in the Philippines. The wait was finally over when […]

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Everything you need to know about the new and improved PHLPost Postal ID FAQs

 

 The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is pleased to present the Improved Postal ID (PID). Now infused with physical and biometrics-based security features that prevent identity counterfeit and fraudulent transactions, it is the most secure identification card today. In its commitment to grant every Filipino equal access and opportunities, the Improved Postal ID smoothly and safely facilitates transactions in various government and financial institutions nationwide. Very recently, it has been approved as a primary ID by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the passport application process. That being said, first-time applicants merely need to submit an accomplished application form and […]

PAYONEER PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR FILIPINO FREELANCERS OPENS OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Why Payoneer matters for Filipino freelancers

 

 While the Philippines peso plunges on a seven-year low, as reported from the stock market this week, US dollar shoots with $1 = Php48.25 which made financial market bled again. Initial reports blame the noise in politics as the reason to why the peso hits this downfall anew. But that’s a different story. Still, many from the business sector are optimistic that after the noise dies down, everything will be back to normal. The said financial crisis did not affect foreign players to invest and open up offices here in the country, just as like what Payoneer just did a couple […]

NCIS Special Agent is now trial consultant in BULL

 

 Inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw, co-founder of top trial consulting firm Courtroom Science, Inc. (CSI), the new TV series BULL features the courtroom drama and what goes around behind it – based on a trial consulting firm’s POV. It takes a lot of bull (pun intended) to master the art of trial analytics and Dr. Jason Bull will do everything to get the justice, guilty or not, his clients deserve. His firm TAC packs a team of analytical thinkers helping the whole group to win a certain case.  Lawyer Annalise Keating should send her A1 five-member student-team to this firm […]

TRAIN TO BUSAN MOVIE REVIEW GLORIETTA CINEMA

One-way ticket Train To Busan movie review

 

 After Camp Sawi, which made cinema-goers learn to view love in another perspective, I’ve finally managed to squeezed in time to watch Train To Busan at Glorietta Cinema yesterday. It’s a heart pounding roller coaster zombie apocalypse story that did not disappoint, from cinematography to characters’ portrayal. While Camp Sawi is a Pinoy Indie-like made for commercial viewing, Train To Busan is a South Korean movie starring well-known Korean actors and actresses. There are factors that Train To Busan would be compared to U.S. made zombie movies like World War Z and TV series like The Walking Dead or Z Nation, […]

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 […]

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#First70Years Fil-Aussie Friendship Day with Amb. Amanda Gorely at SM City North EDSA

 

 If you’re planning on an Australian visit or backpacking trip sometime soon, it’ll be better for you to catch up and visit the exhibit Celebrate Australia: Say G’day at The Block, SM City North EDSA which is happening from May 12-19 as they feature and celebrate #First70Years of Philippines and Australia’s Friendship Day that dated back since May 22, 1946. The Celebrate Australia: Say G’day Touring Exhibition started at SM Aura Premier (Feb. 18-25), SM City Cebu (Mar. 14-20), and SM City Davao (Apr. 13-19) before culminating at The Block in SM City North EDSA. The #First70Years event at the SM […]

SNICKERS #DONTDRIVEHUNGRY INITIATIVE

Were you there when SNICKERS distributed free temporary car license plates in Capitol Commons Pasig?

 

 Last April 23, motorists and car owners who have been waiting for their permanent license plates issued by the LTO swarmed at Capitol Commons Open Parking in Pasig to avail of the free temporary license plates from SNICKERS. Yep, that chocolate snack bar. And the catch? It’s way looked cooler than the LTO issued temporary car plates! Well, over 200 temporary license plates and car stickers were given away during that one day Don’t Drive Hungry initiative by the popular chocolate bar brand because we all know that when drivers get hungry, they end up doing crazy things on the road. […]

"I WILL NEVER QUIT. I WILL NEVER STOP. I WILL NEVER WITHDRAW!' - MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO

Why Miriam Defensor Santiago should be the next President of the Philippines

 

 We ran an article about the Poe-Escudero tandem last August 2015 when the talks of pairing them were being boiled on the press. It was an exciting tandem so to speak. It was before the height of Grace Poe’s citizenship controversy. And as much as the pairing elicit fun fare, we thought that an Escudero-Poe tandem could be much better choice instead of the other way around. We just based it on both Escudero and Poe’s political experiences, and the former has the most advantage when it comes to that field. Still on that article, you may want to read Escudero-Poe […]