Sunday, October 30, 2016

TravelBook.ph Affiliate Get Together at The Legend Villas Event


Yesterday, I took the opportunity to meet other bloggers I just heard of names from other bloggers. Plus, I felt the desire to have fun and refreshment from thinking too much of career moves. Thank God for this opportunity to get to know this place which the jeep always pass by from my school back in college when you want to be in the nearest mall (Robinsons Pioneer then, now Robinsons Forum). From my school in Boni ave., just wait for a jeep with a signage "SOGO" to arrive and ride in it. Because it would be the fastest way to the Robinsons Forum mall. 

The Legend Villas is located at 60 Pioneer corner Madison Streets Mandaluyong City 1550 Philippines. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

ONE BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT ADDED TO ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION

BIBIANO FERNANDES TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST REECE MCLAREN

 

PLUS: LEANDRO ATAIDES TAKES ON MOHAMED ALI



25 October 2016 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced two additional bouts for ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION, which takes place 2 December at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes will defend his title against Reece McLaren, while Leandro Ataides of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil takes on Mohamed Ali of Alexandria, Egypt. The fight card is now complete with 11 bouts.

 

Tickets for ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION are available at https://smtickets.com/events/view/5040

 

Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION is shaping up to be one of the most exciting fight cards we have ever put on in Manila. With the addition of another title bout, fans in the Philippines and all around the world can look forward to an amazing night of world-class mixed martial arts action. Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil is one of the most humble and honorable champions in the world and he is set to take on rising star Reece McLaren.”

 

36-year-old Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil is the reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion and widely considered one of the best bantamweights in the world. He made his promotional debut back in 2012 and captured the title in 2013, and has since then remained unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage. A winner of his last 11 bouts, including three submission wins and two knockouts, Fernandes is set to defend his title against rising star, Reece McLaren.

 

25-year-old Reece “Lightning” McLaren is a Filipino-Australian professional mixed martial artist from Toowoomba, Australia. He made his ONE debut in 2015 with a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl, and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision over highly-regarded prospect Muin Gafurov. McLaren has showcased a tremendous striking arsenal paired with a robust grappling skill set in his career to date. In his next bout, he takes on the toughest test of his career against Bibiano Fernandes.


Leandro Ataides of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is set to return to the ONE Championship cage this December. The 30-year-old professional mixed martial artist owns a professional record of eight wins and three losses, with only two of Ataides’ victories reaching the final bell. The hard-charging Ataides remains a force to be reckoned with at middleweight and will look to excite the crowd by defeating his next opponent, Mohamed Ali.

 

34-year-old fight veteran Mohamed “Flex” Ali is a professional mixed martial arts fighter who hails from Egypt. He owns a diverse 10-10 professional MMA record, which includes seven victories by stunning knockout. The well-travelled striker has competed in various countries in his MMA career. Initially a Muay Thai practitioner, he has finished most of his opponents by stoppage, a clear indication of his powerful striking ability. In his next bout, Ali takes on Leandro Ataides.

 

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quality Care

Josef De Guzman, Psoriasis advocate

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-communicable, painful, disfiguring and disabling disease for which there is no cure. It is characterized by skin cells that multiply faster than normal, resulting in the formation of raised and reddish plaque on the skin, covered with loose, silver-colored scales. These lesions are often itchy and painful, and they sometimes crack and bleed. Psoriasis is estimated to affect more than 3% of the world’s population – regardless of race, gender or age.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TravelBook Philippines Get Together at The Legend Villas




TravelBook.ph’s Affiliate Program started last June 2016 with the primary objective of giving its blogger affiliates the opportunity to earn commission through confirmed bookings with the use of different promotional materials on their websites. 
Now, with a growing number of 800++ members, the program continues to widen its network of blogger affiliates across the country with various initiatives such as Blogger Getaways,staycations, online blogger contests, trainings and seminars.

Over the past months, TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program continues to support its promise to not just help bloggers earn, but to bring them to different Philippine destinations such as our latest Blogger Getaway in Caramoan wherein 15 bloggers joined us for four (4) days of fun and adventure. We also make sure that our Blogger Affiliates are recognized and are learning as well, as we launched our Monthly Top Affiliate starting last September and our bi-weekly trainings and seminars.

As part of the series of events, TravelBook.ph will launch its first ever Blogger Affiliate Get-Together at the The Legend Villas in Pioneer, Mandaluyong on October 29, 2016. Expect a day full of networking opportunities, surprises, games, and fun! A short Hotel Tour around The Legend Villas followed by a festive buffet lunch at Lola Maria Restaurant will also be part of the program.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happening this October 28, EQUINOX: A Drag|Rave Halloween Ball



The Rave Industry is somewhat saturated with artists and festivals. Boxed by commercialism, only a few tries to make a difference in the sea of sameness.  But there will always be good music, and interesting artists just looking for opportunities to be seen and heard in EDM's process of evolution and because fans deserve something new,  a new sound and a new experience, we dare to bring them to you.

The most anticipated Pre-Halloween Event in Metro Manila; Equinox A Drag|Rave Halloween Ball. Headlining this event up and coming Filipino LGBT Superstar Artists, DJ SweetHeart, SuperStarletXXX and DJ Duo "Boys Can Trance"
The Ball will also feature a mini Drag Battle segment where Amateur Drag Enthusiasts will lipsync and Dance for their life. Suprise live vocals and performances are also being lined up for the event.


We are taking the opportunity to make a difference and in true spirit of PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity and Respect) we are immersing the RAVE party goers to different subcultures through Music, Artistry, Self Expression and Creativity.

The event serves also as an avenue for promotion of different advocacies concerning self worth, responsible reproductive and sexual health, HIV awareness, treatment and management and sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. 

Happening this Friday; October 28, 2016, 11:59PM until morning at the newest Super Club in the Metro; "BeLOW"- Driveway Exit, New World Hotel Makati (beside Greenbelt 3).
Tickets are pre-sold at PHP 350 (w/ 1 free Hennessy VS Cocktail) and can be purchased at SM Ticket Centers at all SM Malls nationwide or online via https://smtickets.com/events/view/5060.  Tickets will be sold at Php 400 at the venue on the event date.

The following tables are available:
• Standing/Cocktail table (PHP 5,000); inclusive of 1 Hennessy VS bottle, 1 mixer, and 13 complimentary tickets
• Couch table (PHP 10,000); inclusive of Hennessy VS Bottles, 2 mixers, and 25 complimentary tickets
• For inquiries and table reservations, kindly contact Equinox Hotline (09064549523) or private message Emergence at https://www.facebook.com/HennessyEquinox.

Equinox A Drag|Rave Halloween Ball is brought to you by Hennessy VSPed Travel and ToursBLISS Pleasure Enhancing LubricantsKamasutra CondomsBeLOWLoveYourself and Martin Buen.

The Halloween Ball involves the participation of the following online media partners: 

So what should everyone expect on October 28? Equinox, a balance of elements in a mix of different subcultures. An Unforgettable experiencea happy place--a Very Special Night for everyone!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Press Release: Why book with TravelBook.ph ?

About TravelBook.ph

In 2012, TravelBook.ph, under the management of Summit Media, started as an online catalog catering to more than 4,000 hotels and resorts in the Philippines. The company was established by Recruit Holdings Company, one of the biggest media conglomerates in Japan,and specializes in classified advertisements, publications, and human resources.

To date, TravelBook.ph is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the Philippines and boasts more than 2,700 hotel listings all over the country. Over the past three years, the company has achieved a record-breaking 200% growth rate and an average of 3,900 paid bookings per month.

With various offline and online marketing efforts, TravelBook.ph has gained exposure through media partners such as TV stations GMANewsTV through programs like PopTalk and Biyahe ni Drew, CinemaOne, and radio stations Love Radio, Monster Radio, and Barangay LS.

TravelBook.ph
also boasts increasing 1.6 million monthly page views, with 455,000 monthly unique visits, 52,000 registered members, and 299,000
newsletter subscribers.

Its social media presence also continues to grow:it has more than 540,000 likes in Facebook, while its Twitter and Instagram account have about 2,900 and 10,300 followers respectively.


Why Book with TravelBook.ph?



TravelBook.ph aims to cater to the needs of the ever-growing market, which is why it continuously develops and expands its strengths through various customer-driven initiatives.

1. Convenient Booking


TravelBook.ph focuses on improving its offline bookings through 24/7 Customer Care that offers competitive room rates, promo plans, rewards points, membership promos, and GetGo promos.

TravelBook.ph also has a user-friendly mobile app that offers double rewards for bookings to make the service available for the growing number of smartphone users in the Philippines.  

2. Multiple Payment Options

Since only about 5% of the whole Philippine population are credit card holders, TravelBook.ph has made sure that it has various online and offline payment methods to make booking hotels for every customer convenient.

Aside from using their credit cards, customers can pay via online and offline bank deposits or over-the-counter payments. They can also pay at 7-Eleven branches, Robinsons Department Store and SM Department Store branches, Bitcoin, and the newly launched PayAtHotel, which allows the customer to pay upon check-in.

3. Corporate Partnerships and Alliances

TravelBook.ph has also partnered with top brands and companies in the Philippines, including Cebu Pacific, Robinsons Bank, Sun Cellular, Toys R Us, JG Summit, Robinsons Land, Robinsons Department Store, and Universal Robina to strengthen its presence in the business through various campaigns.

The company also has special partnerships withGetGo, BDO, Union Bank, Eastwest Bank, and Security Bank.

5. Tours


TravelBook.ph will soon launch its 359 Tour Package Plans to cater to the travel needs of its customers.

6. Affiliate Program

The recently launched Affiliate Program now has over 600 partner bloggers. Through this program, both seasoned and new bloggers are able earn income from the hotel bookings made in their websites. 


7. Promotion of Philippine Tourism



More than just being an e-commerce company, TravelBook.ph aims to Philippine tourism by encouraging everyone to travel more in the country. The company believes that traveling should become a lifestyle as it promotes education, quality time, and bonding with families and friends.

TravelBook.ph also comes up with various creative campaigns to promote local tourism such as the recently concluded #Juanderlust, an international competition where travelers all over the world participated to be the lucky “Chosen Juan” who will embark on an 80-day adventure to 80 places in the Philippines.The winner, Mr. Dave Agbayani, traveled around the country to explore and experience the best things that the country has to offer.




Saturday, October 15, 2016

Part 2: AgeWell Club

Mr. Barry Barrientos talked about the Advocacy on Embracing Aging

Sorry that I posted this late. AgeWell was born for holistic care to embrace aging. The first part post was here. Click the link (first part). 


Friday, October 14, 2016

Fullwave Announces the Fullwave Tech & Startups 2016 Expo

Millennial Entrepreneurs Bridge the Startup Divide Between New York and Manila

New York City, NY ­ September 1st, 2016 : ​Today, Fullwave, a Philippines based startup focusing on novel initiatives towards cultivating entrepreneurial action, formally announced their Fullwave Tech &Startups Expo at the Mapúa Institute of Technology. After working in Manila's local tech community, the team became aware of the necessity of reinvigorating the local startup community by providing aspiring entrepreneurs an unprecedented networking and developmental experience that strays from the standard convention. 

They surmised that the most effective way of addressing this deficiency was by throwing a celebration of everything tech, development, startup, and entrepreneur related within the heart and soul of the Philippines tech epicenter. Fullwave’s initial foray into the Filipino Startup Community is a combination of a New Yorker’s “work hard, play hard” attitude towards business, and the youthful abundance and resolution that comes from a talented aggregate of young millennials ready to engage international audiences. Following the successes of Jonathon Francis, 

Co­Founder of Elite Daily, the second most popular millennial website in the US that was acquired in 2015, and Ace Velarde, the founder of the STW Family of Companies, both agreed that the Philippines had something unique and compelling that resonated with their personal beliefs. “Our core mission focuses on being the bridge from NYC to Manila­­adding the hustle and business savvy of New York to the aspiring and rapidly growing start­up community and providing the tools and resources needed to build successful businesses” commented Jonathon Francis on weaving the fabric of the Fullwave expo. 

Further expanding Ace Velarde noted, “our strategy is connecting investors, developers, founders, and culture in a way that will allow us to not only fuel the start­up community, but to also give hands­on operational support to bring start­ups to success” Fullwave’s event at Mapúa will center on following these core tenets that should resound within aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide: ● Anyone, regardless of social standing, can make startup culture successful ● To liberate from traditional structures ● 

To find opportunity wherever it may present itself ● Pride and conviction in achieving your own path The event to be held at Mapúa Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines on October 13­14th will host some of Southeast Asia’s most prominent VC’s, investors, entrepreneurs, startup, and developers. 

For more information visit www.fullwave.ph 

About FullWave 
Fullwave is a collective of Millennial Entrepreneurs from New York City that have successfully created companies from bootstrap to acquisition. 

They are convinced that the tools necessary to be a successful entrepreneur are at the fingertips of all Millennials in the Philippines. Fullwave challenges the future worldwide, wherever opportunity presents itself, helping develop your culture.




Monday, October 10, 2016

Homegrown. Summit Media and Avida Land event.

I was just passing by in Glorietta when I noticed a small group of women in the activity area calling me by gestures. Aha! Blogger friends. 

About the event: Avida Land and Summit Media celebrated all things homegrown.


Sky Alive Tour at Mega Mall. Snaps!


I came from Viva office before heading to this event. I wanted to audition at Viva but decided not to pursue because I realized that I was not well-prepared. Above photo was the passport to enjoy all the booth Sky Cable has prepared for their guests. It was free.  

Media Alert: PHILIPPINES HOSTS FIRST INTERNATIONAL SPORT PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE ON PHILIPPINE SOIL

Educators to retool Physical Education and School Sports in Asia

Quezon City, Philippines - The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK) and the Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) are in deep preparations for the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016 — the first-ever 3-day international academic sporting event to be held in the Philippines.

Entitled “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” the international confab will be held from November 18 to 20, 2016, at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP campus in Quezon City. Foreign and local sports experts and educators will take part in the event.
      
The conference aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students and looks to attract P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates. Participants will hear meaningful and substantial lectures and get training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines.

“This year’s conference promises to equip attendees with the latest pedagogy and workshops and will open up opportunities for them to showcase their research papers and posters,” said UP-CHK Dean Ronualdo Dizer. The event is focused on improving sports education in the country.

Since 2012, UP-CHK has been organizing the National Conference on Sport Pedagogy which has been well-attended by physical educators, sport science practitioners, coaches and human movement specialists from all over the Philippines.

Now that it has gone international, the conference has a bevy of 20+ foreign and local speakers, an expected attendance of 850+ participants, and has been endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), among other international institutions.

Co-presented by MILO Philippines, and with GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as its assisting sponsors so far, ICSPHW 2016 is offering special early bird rates to registrants until August 30th. Ticket prices for the 3-day affair are PHP4,500 for local participants and PHP3,000 for undergraduate students.


P.E. Plus is the International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness 2016’s official theme. For more information, visit www.peplus.ph, www.facebook.com/NCSPofficial, or call us at +63977 831 8749