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One Fun Slidefest Summer

 

 I went to Slidefest in Filinvest City Alabang twice last year because I won in online contests. In each visit I brought different folks along with me (first one was my family, second were my former colleague and her squad). This year is my first time to go as part of my writing job and first time as well to bond with a long time gal pal and her 7-year-old son. The team behind Slidefest Philippines pioneered the family-friendly, slip-and-slide event in the country. It’s the same dynamic group who came up with The Walking Dead-inspired Outbreak Manila and the […]

BRAINLY PH APP

Social learning network Brainly.ph available on Google Play

 

 Do you know Brainly? First time we wrote about them when its Philippine version, Brainly.ph, has been launched: http://www.juanmanilaexpress.com/education-in-the-xxist-century. Since that time, the number of users who visit the whole network increased to 40 million monthly and the Philippines became one of the most important, promising, and fastest growing markets. Now they have just released the Brainly.ph mobile app for Android users on Google Play. How does Brainly work? Its aim is to connect students, who want to share knowledge with those, who have problems with some subjects or get stuck with their homework. Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]

Today is Dr. Jose Rizal's 152 birthday.

Dr. Jose Rizal birth and death

 

 Born on June 19, 1861, Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda or Pepe was born, 152 years ago, through parents Francisco Engracio Rizal Mercado y Alejandro and Teodora Morales Alonso Realonda y Quintos. Jose was the seventh of the 11 children named Saturnina (Neneng), Paciano, Narcisa (Sisa), Olympia (Ypia), Lucia, María (Biang), José Protasio, Concepción (Concha), Josefa (Panggoy), Trinidad and Soledad (Choleng). Jose studied in Biñan, Laguna under Justiniano Aquino Cruz’s tutelage. Sent to Manila where he continued his studies at Ateneo Municipal de Manila. At the early age of 3, Rizal learnt ABAKADA or ALPABETO from his mother. Learned the skills of writing at the age of 5. He wrote hi sfirst poem “Sa Aking Mga Kababata” at […]

POEA forged partnership with JobStreet.com to curb and fight against illegal recruitment.

POEA forged partnership with JobStreet.com to curb and fight against illegal recruitment

 

 POEA forged partnership with JobStreet.com to curb and fight against illegal recruitment last February 2013 to promote “safe and real jobs” for overseas applicants. In his presentation of the 2013 Anti-Illegal Recruitment programs, POEA (Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration) Administrator Atty. Hans Cacdac launched the series of co-branded educational resources that this partnership has brought into fruition. This isn’t the first time for POEA to discuss illegal recruitment when in fact, this government agency has fought illegal recruitment agencies in the country which led to many unfortunate cases of incidents for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were victimized of this crime. This […]

DOH launches Pilipinas Go4Health campaign versus non-communicable diseases

DOH launches Pilipinas Go4Health campaign versus non-communicable diseases

 

 Department of Health Sec. Enrique Ona stood up the podium and announced the call to prevent “lifestyle disease” through a new campaign versus non-communicable diseases. “Maybe just for a moment think about what we are doing everyday, in regards with our health and lifestyle and put on your thinking cap and ask yourself the following questions: ‘Ano ba ang kinakain natin, morning, lunch, and dinner?’, ‘What activities do we do daily?’, ‘How many hours do we get to sleep?’,  ‘Ilan bang beer ang naiinom and how many sticks of cigarettes do we smoke?“, the secretary asked his audience. These are […]

Commitment to healthy living through Coca-Cola Football Festival.

Commitment to healthy living through Coca-Cola Football Festival

 

 If you are following our blog, you will remember that we featured Coca-Cola Philippines‘ commitment with regards to social responsibility is to promote an active and healthy living, thus the creation of sustainability program like Me, We, World that focus on education, well-being, women empowerment, and water. This time around, as Guillermo Aponte, President and General Manager, Coca-Cola Philippines, stated that, they also have social responsibility with the youth. “We know that we have to promote an active and healthy living. Me, in a  very simple way, promoting that youth do exercise, that youth do more than just staying at home watching TV or […]

Electrolux unveils a journey of Discover-E of Filipino culture when it comes to destinations, festivals, and most especially with food.

Electrolux unveils a journey of Discover-E of Filipino culture

 

 When it comes to food and cooking, one kitchen appliances brand knows more when it comes to it. Embarking on food exploration and the nation’s rich cultural heritage, Electrolux unveils a journey of Discover-E of Filipino culture when it comes to destinations, festivals, and most especially with food. “Filipinos are known when it comes to the rich food culture, and this is one of the components of our campaign, Discover-E; and as a support to the culinary heritage of the Philippines, we also want to encourage our customers to make discoveries of their own via Instagram and Twitter photo contest encouraging them […]

Mabuhay Restop is a business venture committed to promote Philippine culture.

Mabuhay Restop is a business venture committed to promote Philippine culture

 

 At the heart of Manila‘s historical landmark lies a hub café, unknown to many, yet distinctively cultural in many aspects. Not just a hub café, Mabuhay Restop is also a museum, an art gallery show place, souvenir shop, a Gawad Kalinga site travel tour advocate, and a venue that houses theatrical performing arts. Mabuhay Restop is a business venture committed to promote Philippine culture, heritage, and traditions through exceptional experiences. Mabuhay Restop aims to highlight Filipino values and to show the country’s burning passion of its people to work together and help each other rise above the throes of darkness and […]

AboitizPower sponsored the 13th Philippine Hobies Challenge held at Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club.

AboitizPower sponsored the 13th Philippine Hobies Challenge held at Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club

 

 AbotizPower and the Weather Philippines Foundation aims to deliver critical and accurate weather forecasts to the Filipino community, with the hope of improving nationwide disaster preparedness, and timely response to variable weather conditions. By bringing together the Aboitiz Group‘s resources and network, and Swiss company Meteomedia‘s technical expertise, WPF is poised to be the country’s premiere private weather information/content provider. WPF plans to have roughly 1,000 automated weather station/devices installed across the Philippines before the end of 2013. This is what AboitizPower, Union Bank, and WPF along with a Swiss firm Meteomedia is all about in a nutshell. But there’s […]