Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Divas Live In Manila Concert this November 2016. My First Ever Entertainment Coverage.

I already posted the press release here. Most of my entries during summer were press releases. But don't think I'm the type of blogger who doesn't incorporate personal insights and experiences. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Press Release: Greenlight for Innovations on Sustainable Energy in Startup Competition

Fresh from the success of their first Fellowship Program on innovations in Mobility with leading courier and logistics company LBC, Impact Hub Manila is launching its new Fellowship Program focused on sustainable energy solutions in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF).

After the historic Paris climate agreements in November 2015, there has been a growing interesting the role of clean technology entrepreneurship and innovation including sustainable energy as an essential tool to reach climate change goals. Energy production and consumption threatens not only health and quality ­of ­life, but also biodiversity, ecosystems and climate change. Sustainable energy will be the driving force for reducing poverty, promoting social progress, equity, enhanced resilience, economic growth and environmental sustainability. “We believe that by supporting entrepreneurs in the energy sector, we can slow down climate change,” said PEF Chairperson Benjamin Abadiano. 

Lizan Kuster, CoFounder of ImpactHub

Dr. Ria Lambino (Vice President for Sustainable Production and Market Engagement, WWF Philippines)

Robert Calingo, Executive Director of PEF

PEF, WWF together with Impact Hub Manila supports the best and most innovative ideas and business enterprises which address the need for sustainable energy solutions through the Impact Hub Fellowship Program. It is an incubation program for startups which focus on renewable energy; energy efficiency, access to energy and off ­grid solutions, energy systems plus energy consumption reduction. WWF Philippines President & CEO Joel Palma said, “With our partners, we are excited to search for innovative ideas and enterprises which are aligned with our core values and objectives.”

The Fellowship program is designed to attract, select and support impact­ oriented entrepreneurs and help them realize their innovations for a more sustainable world. “Being topic focused in our delivery of fellowship programsis unique in the incubator / accelerator space and ensures that we are targeting the key pressing,” said Lizan Kuster, co­founder of ImpactHub Manila. Participants are given the chance to winmore than₱​2.5 million worth of fellowship prizes. This includes ₱1.5 million seed funding, skill development trainings, mentorship, access to a stimulating workspace at Impact Hub Manila and valuable networks. “We doubled and tripled the number of fellows we will support for this year from just one startup team the last time which enables us to support more entrepreneurs,” Kuster added.

Aspiring entrepreneurs or early ­stage startups are welcome to apply,though the startup teams applying must be able to register their business in the Philippines and be able to work and live in the Philippines as well. Applications will open from June 16, 2016 until July 24, 2016 on­fellowship­energy­wwf­pef. Impact Hub Manila in collaboration with WWF and PEF will conduct idea development workshop on June 22, 2016 and pitching workshop on July 21, 2016. The teams must submit their business plan as an entry for the Fellowship Program. Fifteen startups will be chosen to pitch in front of a panel of judges. The selected six to eight startups will participate in a six ­week business training program, called the Kick Program. Two to three teams will be selected as winning fellows of the program. These fellows will be incubated for six months. At the incubation phase,the Fellows will undergo further training to have their enterprise be ready for investment, and further customer validation of their product or service network. (30)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Impact Hub Fellowship on Sustainable Energy Solutions with WWF and PEF

Press Release. Biggest luxury travel deals up for grabs at Asia Premium Travel Mart

The Asia Premium Travel Mart (APTM), an exhibit of luxury travel suppliers, will be holding the year’s biggest discounts on airline tickets, hotels and resort accommodations, and tour packages on June 23 from 10 AM to  9 PM at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The APTM will bring together travel and tour business operators as well as hotel and airline companies for a one-day sale at the end of a three-day exhibit that will begin on June 21. “The first two days of the exhibit is open for business-to-business transactions only. We have invited travel operators abroad to meet with their local counterparts here. The third day, however, will be open to the public. There will be no entrance fees for those coming to find great deals,” said Fe Abling – Yu, president of the APTM.

Abling – Yu further cited Sofitel’s known packages for lunch / dinner buffet deals on Spiral and Philippine Airlines’ discounts on both domestic and international tickets. Other participating travel companies include Turkish Airlines, The Peninsula Manila, Makati Diamond Residences, Hotel Nobu, City of Dreams, Manila Diamond Hotel, Henann Group, Shangri-la Hotel, Crimson Hotel, Bellevue Hotel, Lind Hotel, Boracay Tropics, and Hotel Celeste, among others.

 APTM Spokesperson Edwin L. Villanueva presents a background of the group and the state of luxury market in the country.
APTM President Fe Abling – Yu explains reveals the public can expect discounts from exhibitors like the Philippine Airlines, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, The Peninsula and Makati Diamond Residences, among others.

 Last year’s APTM Exhibit at the SMX in Pasay City

The APTM is a project of S8 Exhibition Inc. in coordination with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism.

This year! See y'all wanderlust.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Be Happy Hungry. Book Launch

Before heading to Blogapalooza, I decided to join the event. This event was held at Top Shelf Fully Booked. It was not my first time learning about Life Coaching. I used to attend free learning sessions by Pia Acevedo back in 2013. An Overview diary post here,

Miss Rezza, the author's wife. 

Conference: Asia Premium Travel Mart this June 2016

The Asia Premium Travel Mart or APTM positions itself as the meeting place to bring together the world’s best travel counselors to exchange ideas, experiences and cooperation with the world’s best travel providers; what better place but in Southeast Asia where travel is a way of life.

Last June 1, 2016 at SMX Meeting Room. 

Travel and Tour Operators Appreciation Day with Zoomanity Group

This coming  June 22, 2016 at Makati Sports Club from 9 AM to 2PM, Zoomanity Group invited 300 Travel & Tour Operators, Travel Agencies and media for the company's annual appreciation day event to give thanks to their partners for the overwhelming support throughout the year.
The program includes dance presentations from Halili- Cruz School of Ballet and Digital Marketing talk by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas of TAG Media and Public Relations plus a lot of surprises for our partners.

Zoomanity Group is one of the leading companies in park industry in the Philippines. It consists of 5 local theme parks and 2 international facilities; Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia Fun Zoo and Clarkzilla in Clark, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Loboc, Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano Japan and Breeding and Research Farm Facility in Victoria, Australia. Their Facilities are uniquely exciting and have been designed to provide enjoyment and education to visitors of all ages. The parks were made not just to promote zoo tourism in the country but also to guarantee the safety and welfare of the animals on their care and protection.
To know more about the event and promotions from the different Zoomanity Group Theme Parks, please contact TAG Media & Public Relations at 09166299381 or send inquiries to or check
TAG Media & Public Relations is the marketing and branding arm of Zoomanity Group which is under the Yupangco Group of Companies headed by Robert Laurel Yupangco.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

First Education Summit, Fashion and Environment

Last June 5, 2016, blogger conference was held at Cafe Ysabel for the First Education Summit. I have issues about education. If you're following me on twitter... you know my regret tweets. 

Mr. Anton Magpantay of ArtisteSpace welcomed us. He shared their upcoming events. 

Speakers that day were Madam Lilia Digna Rosales, President of Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP)  AND FORMER PUP President Dr Dante Guevarra. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Press Release: Take on the World with Cadbury 5Star #YouThinkYouCan

MANILA, Philippines - The last thing anyone wants is to find themselves doing the exact same thing every day. The world is bigger than what you see, so you shouldn’t just waste it on what you already know. Dare to break out of your comfort zone.

Do you want to climb a mountain? Is it finally time to skydive like you always said you would? Having an all-night chattingcontest with your friends? If you said yes to these then what you need is a push – the inspiration to take you beyond your expectations in life.
Feel the rush with Cadbury 5star.
Find the push to go full on with Cadbury 5Star. It’s the newest chocolate experience from Mondelez Philippines, makers of your favorite Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone chocolates. Taste the familiar, velvety smooth Cadbury milk chocolate wrapped neatly around an exciting blend of gooey caramel and a soft chocolatey center. Feel the crunch of the crispy biscuits inside and let the endless possibilities begin.
Life never has to be the same. You should expect no less from your chocolate bar. Have a Cadbury 5Star and let the world be your playing ground.

Meet the Cadbury 5Star Ambassadors

Cadbury, once again, brings chocolate fun and enjoyment to a different level. The new Cadbury 5Star, a fusion of chocolate, with chewy caramel and crunchy biscuits center filling--one bite and you’ll think you can do anything.

Together with the launching of its new chocolate bar, Mondelez Philippines, maker of Cadbury 5Star introduces the three young Ambassadors of the brand—actor, Alex Diaz, VJRobi Domingo, and lifestyle blogger, Arisse de Santos—who exemplify the adventurous and go-getter young millennials of today.

Alex Diaz is a Scottish-Filipino who started out as a commercial model and a radio jock.  Living in Canada for a couple years, he decided to come back to Manila to pursue a career in acting and hosting. From auditioning for a teen reality show to landing supporting roles in high-rating teleseryes, Alex has really come a long way. Despite his achievements, Alex wants to do more and would like to make a name in the entertainment industry. Alex believes in the hashtag #YouThinkYouCan!

Speaking of hosting, before being well-known in TV hosting; Robi Domingo was the first runner-up winner of the popular reality show, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition in 2008. Graduating with a degree in BS Health Sciences, this talented young man was set to become a doctor. But things took a different turn as an influx of hosting offers came his way. Fronting various top  rating shows, Robiis definitely now one of Philippine TV’s top rising hosts. From med student to TV host, Robi showed that when #YouThinkYouCan, you do!

From TV to internet, our third Ambassador is a young blogger and the writer behind “Love, A”.  Arisse de Santos is a lifestyle blogger who considers her blog like her diary. Her style of writing makes her readers feel like they are being brought along her encounters and discoveries in the areas of beauty, fashion and travel. Outgoing and adventurous, Arisse enjoys meeting people from different walks of life.#YouThinkYouCanbe like Arisse?

Mondelez Philippines Chocolates Brand Manager Arlene Amante expressed, “We see our Brand Ambassadors as energetic young millenials. They’re active, confident, and they live their lives to the fullest. Making them true ambassadors of the Cadbury 5Star spirit of #YouThinkYouCan.
“#YouThinkYouCan is a movement,” ends Amante. “A call to make the most of every moment, to be empowered to do what you love through Cadbury 5Star!”

Official Hashtags: #Cadbury5Star #GoFullOn#YouThinkYouCan