Friday, March 31, 2017

Media Sneak peek of Manila Fame 2017.

Earlier today, I attended the media sneak peek of Manila Fame 2017. I've been to Manila Fame once back in 2015

Manila Fame is a bi-annual business sourcing platform of export ready and finely crafted furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and decor, and fashion accessories. With a wide array of products brandishing Philippine craftsmanship at its best selections of products and eight show scenography, the 65th edition of Manila FAME will open its doors to international trade buyers on April 21-23, 2017 at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila.

The Center for International Trade expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DRI) is the proud organizer of the Manila FAME --- the second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, and the only trade event in the Philippines approved by Union des Foires Internationales, a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers founded 90 years ago in Italy. 

The Panelists with CITEM Executive Directior Clayton Tugonon (middle)

-Ramon "Mon" Pabillion, product specialist assistant of the Great Women 2 participants together with PJ Aranador. 

- Maria Rita "Rhea" Matute, Executive Director of Design Center of the Philippines.

- Sir Clayton Tugonon, newly appointed Executive Director of CITEM.

- Stephen Buni, design consultant for the Design of the Philippines.

- Redemptor "Dem" Bitantes, product development and design consultant f A. Garcia Crafts. 

Carlo Delantar - Nature's legacy eximport inc.
Eugenio Fabregas - Philippine Treasures

Carol  Balbuena - Basket and Weaves Handicrafts Manufacturing

Crisanto Venzo - Venzob Lighting

Judith Madarang - Maze ManufacturingCo. Inc.

Marichu Legaspi - Kilus Foundation 

Maco Custodio 

"There are a lot of materials in the Philippines that are never utilize. Let's bring back the glory days of being called as Milan of Asia". -- Clayton Tugonon

Some of the expected exhibitors this year:

Maco Custodio

Kilus Foundation and Multipurpose Cooperative

Philippine Treasures

Basket and Weaves

Venzon Lighting Manufacturing

Maze Manufacturing Co., Inc. 

Prado Filipino Artisans

Natural Carpet Industries

Nature's Legacy Eximport Inc.,

More than 300 local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to showcase the distinct Philippine design and craftsmanship in the 65th edition of Manila FAME. 

The three day fair will create more opportunities for Philippines companies to leverage on the booming global market for design services, and architectural and interior contract market in the real estate and tourism industry.


What: Manila Fame 2017

When: April 21 to 23, 2017

Where: World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Manila


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang and EV "E.T." Ting Manila Face Off

28 March 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), in conjunction with Predator gaming laptops, recently held an Exclusive Media Day for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, featuring main event combatants ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City, Philippines, and challenger Ev “E.T.” Ting of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The two fighters faced off in front of the media at the Top of the Citi Restaurant in Citibank Tower on Tuesday, 28 March, in Manila.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Project T. The Newest Co-working space in BGC.

Project T Launches First BGC Facility

Project T officially launched its first facility in Bonifacio Global City last March 16. Its forward thinking focus on design and detail makes it suitable for SMEs planning to set-up businesses in the Philippines.
The serviced office boasts of 29 private offices, 400 internet-enabled workstations, two conference rooms which can accommodate respectively 25 and 10 people, 70 seater training room, 2 interview rooms, work pods, sleeping quarters, a clinic and lactation area, business center and lounge, and two pantries.
Project T offers end to end business solutions. Their services include:  
  1. Serviced Office: private office spaces (BGC) with furniture and internet-enabled workstations for 4 to 400
  2. Virtual Office: premium office address (BGC or Makati), landline number, mail and call handling services
  3. Co-working space: 400 flexible plug and play seats (BGC), available with no minimum number requirement
  4. Business Continuity Plan: disaster recovery office spaces, multiple redundant internet connection
  5. Staff Leasing: recruitment, onboarding, and management of virtual, part-time and full-time employees
  6. HR & Payroll: redundancy control, process payroll and mandatory benefits - SSS, Philhealth and Pag-ibig
  7. Commercial Space: locate suitable office spaces (bare shell and furnished) in BGC, Makati, Ortigas, and Cebu
  8. Residential Space: locate suitable housing (apartments, townhouses, condos ) for individuals and companies
  1. Business Registration: process documents with SEC, PEZA, FDA, BIR, LTO, BI and other PHL government agencies

Address: 23rd Floor, Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, 31st St. Corner 2nd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 1634
Phone Number: 02-236-5999

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time To Fly Manila, Hoka One One is officially here.

Last March 16, 2017, after attending a fashion illustration workshop, I headed to the launched of Hokane One One. It was my first time to be invited in a shoe brand launch. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) is a training company that understands the principles of Adult Learning.  Their approach has always been focused on letting their trainees experience what is currently being taught through facilitated hands-on activities. Their newest offer is both relevant and practical in today’s booming e-commerce. Let’s talk about bringing your business in the World Wide Web and making it viral!

Social Media Marketing is a skill that today’s industry should master. No business is too small provided that they have established a significant social media presence. It is no longer a game of expensive TV ads. Targeting your niche is as easy as clicking the mouse. Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) will guide you through the process. Topics such as White Hat and Black Hat marketing, creating effective Instagram posts, engaging people on Facebook and turning them into patrons, will be discussed. Not only that: since BILCI value experience, the training is also a workshop that encourages you to execute what you have learned real time.

With just 3 days to go, Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) challenges you to take that leap of faith towards success. For more information, you can contact them through their Facebook Page (hyperlink--- or you can simply email your inquiries at Do not waste time in thinking twice about this opportunity and start making your business an Internet sensation!  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Update. Book Launch: Wealth Without Wallstreet. Seven Keys To An Early Retirement by Robert C. San Luis

Last March 10, 2017, I attended the book launch of Wealth Without Wallstreet. I still have some pending book reviews. So for now, here is an overview and about the author. Insights about the book will be posted soon. 

International Bestselling Filipino Author Reveals Keys to Early Retirement

Robert C. San Luis top international bestselling author of the book Wealth Without Wall Street -- Seven Keys To an Early Retirementheld a seminar on financial freedom during the launch of his book at the Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City.

With the success of his book in the United States (US), thefinance guru, successful investor, and sought after investment consultant in America has arrived in the country on a mission to educate Filipinos on investment trends and achieving their dreams of financial freedom.

Born to Filipino parents, who were both doctors that migrated in the US in the 1950s, San Luis decided to take a road less travelled for a family of doctors. He decided to become a financial advisor and a business coach. “I have started an investment revolution and I have brought it here in the Philippines to mark a global campaign that will teach investors how to replace their income and enjoy an early retirement,” he said.

A successful financial planner to high-net worth individuals abroad and an expert in real estate investments and a manufacturer of housing communities in the US, San Luis observed that many individuals have a hard time enjoying a gratified life after retirement. “We build our finances and investments while we are young. We work to prepare for a comfortable retirement, but based on facts only two percent will enjoy financial freedom after they retire from work. And this is what led me to writing this book,” he explained.

With his expertise and experience in the world of finance and investment, San Luis came up with optimal ways that any one who wants financial freedom can apply. In his book, San Luis stated that if we see ourselves stuck at one point, we need to change strategy to change our lives, and it is paramount that we act on it swiftly.

“Filipinos are talented, smart and creative, but they are still in the dark looking for means to build a stable income. These people also spend long hours in front of the computers doing Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. With this opportunity at hand, make use of the Internet to create your personal brand,” he divulged.

He said that these Internet platforms have created a vast market of opportunities for everyone. However, he still points out that we need to standout, and become an authority in our field.

San Luis’ another rule for success is to keep moving. According to him, we also need to build our own business even if we have to start with a small capital.  

Lastly, the book Wealth Without Wall Street will also help you plan to prosper. San Luis shares some of the most sought-after investments that can help you retire sooner. He highlights in his book that people should learn how to replace their working income with passive income by adopting a well-planned approach in investment opportunities.

He further related in his book to “ Focus on investing in a portfolio of assets that can generate the cash flow to replace your working income, once you have passive income equal or greater than your expenses, you are free.”

The Wealth Without Wall Street will teach you how to reduce risk, increase cash flow and enjoy greater financial security. It will also show you how not to work until death but will teach you how to make smarter financial decisions for a retirement lifestyle you desire.

The book Wealth Without Wall Street -- Seven Keys To an Early Retirement will be available in all Fully Bookedbranches by the end of the month. So make sure to make a reservation and contact
You can also check for more information.


Social Media Marketing is one of the competencies a business entity should be skilled of. Today, it is no longer a game of neither who has the biggest billboard in EDSA nor who has the most high-tech commercial on TV. Making your business a household name is as easy as a click of the mouse. This is the same reason why Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) felt the need to have Social Media Marketing among their rich roster of course offering.

Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) is a training company that understands the principles of Adult Learning.  Their approach has always been focused on letting their trainees experience what is currently being taught through facilitated hands-on activities. This way, the retention of knowledge is stronger and the trainees’ ability to replicate the skill is better. Learning Social Media Marketing requires this kind of approach. It is one thing to know in theory how to make it big online and another to actually be taking the first step toward it.

The training, which will be held on March 18, 2017, will discuss a wide array of topics which will guide the participants in formulating their success in Social Media Marketing: from relevantly branding their business to the more technical aspects of white hat and black hat marketing. Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) promises that by the end of training, you will understand the concepts of how to make your business a hit in the World Wide Web.

Registration is still ongoing.  For more information, Business Innovators Learning Center Inc. (BILCI) can be contacted through their Facebook Page (hyperlink--- or you can simply email your inquiries at Do not waste time in thinking twice about this opportunity and start making your business viral!  

Philippine International Entrepreneur Conference and Expo 2017: Entrepreneur Event of the Year

AD Asia, the company that brought us the World Travel Expo last October 2016 is here to bring us the biggest entrepreneur event of the year --- PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE & EXPO 2017. 

PIECE 2017 is a global event dedicated in empowering start-ups, existing businesses and entrepreneurship. With more than 300 delegates for the two-day conference to impart knowledge expertise with other business cohorts and potential business individuals; 150 MSMEs, SMEs, Franchise, Distribution, Technology Solutions, Wholesale, Advertising, Direct Selling, and Retail businesses will be on display, targeting over 8,000 visitors during the three day expo

The event aims to provide aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses a platform to widen their market by showcasing their company's products and services to potential customers and to the next generation of business owners. The conference and expo will be attended by several individuals and groups in the industry such as professionals, retailers, distributors, business & entrepreneur students, returning OFWs, start-up businesses, and many more. 

The two-day Conference is a platform dedicated to empowering and growing start-ups and existing businesses. Renowned speakers from the business industry such as Mr. Chinkee Tan, Mr. Jorge Wieneke of Tokyo Tempura, Mr. Moritz Gastl of, Ms. Reese Fernandez-Ruiz of Rags2Riches, Inc., Ms. Janette Toral of Digital Filipino, Mr. Mario Berta of FlySpaces, Mr. Mike O'hagan of MiniMovers, Mr. Joselito Samson of FranCorp, Ms. Jewel Lobaton-Pimentel, Mr. Reynon Del Rosario of Philippine Innovation Entrepreneurship Mission, Inc. and Government officials, Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya of DTI, Director Jose P. Aquino of SEC, and Executive Director Elmer K. Talavera of TESDA are invited to share their expertise in improving a much profitable and successful practice of entrepreneurship.

Innovate. Learn. Network. Inspire. Success


- Gain high visibility with leading entrepreneurs, professionals, educators, researchers, consultants and investors.
- Direct contact with business owners & decision-makers.
- Showcase your company's products and services to the next generation of business owners.
- Conference presence enables sponsors and exhibiting companies to support the industry's "entrepreneurial spirit".
- Participating at the expo will help you widen your market expansion. It is a platform where you can network with your peers and form new strategic alliances.

+ As of this date, there are no more discount for early bird tickets.
+ Certificate will be given to participants.
+ Students are encourage to join

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE & EXPO (PIECE 2017) that will be held on March 21-22, 2017 (CONFERENCE) at Function Room 2 and March 24 – 26, 2017 (EXPOSITION) at the Hall 1, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City with 150 MSMEs, SMEs, Franchise and Retail business will be on display targeting over 8,000 visitors during the three-day expo. In line with the expo will be the conference which will be the venue for learning and aims to provide participants topics that readily translates business scenarios which supports in improving their businesses as well as tips for generating and developing business ideas towards a much profitable, successful practice of entrepreneurship.­

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Press Release: Inewvation International Corporation Soars Higher In 2017

Inewvation International Corporation, the leading digital display and advertising solutions provider in the country,  is set to achieve greater heights this year targeting bigger projects in the international business landscape.
With the opening of its Visayas office by 2nd quarter of the year, Inewvation continues to expand its reach in the country as well as in Asia by launching its office in Singapore last July 2016.
Inewvation is led by company’s head honcho Mr. Jayson So, President and Chief Executive Officer  and Mr. Billy So, Chief Operating Officer.

Last year marks our 5th year in this digital solution business here in the country. I can consider 2016 as a good year, since most of clients are now open to digital age and already appreciated the "quality vs price", that we have been explaining to them since I started the business. Moving forward, 2017 is promising. Just on our first quarter for this year, we already got so much in our pipeline. This year will also be the year for our expansion of the business. We will officially open Visayas branch and looking forward to reach Mindanao as well, ” Mr. Jayson said.

Its first project outside the country is the biggest indoor LED displays in Shoppes at Parisian Casino, Macau. This pitch 4mm LED screen adds up  to the elegance and sophistication of the Temptations Store as it displays different brands  as well as its promotions.
Moreover, several projects were done by Inewvation in the past year.

The Iconic Globe Store
Another iconic project has been made as Inewvation installed the first moving outdoor LED with pitch 6.67 mm for Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
To date, it has the lowest pitch installed for an outdoor LED using Nichia Japan chip in the Philippines.

Southern Expansion
Inewvation expanded its lengths further south with a project in Laguna. Not just one, but two Brix Series – Outdoor LED Display.  Carmelray Industrial Park 1 debuted its first pitch 10mm LED screen on March 2016 and was followed by another pitch 8mm display in Carmelray Industrial Park 2.

Entertainment Partner
Inewvation has been the exclusive LED provider of ABS-CBN television and film arms Dreamscape, Star Creatives and Star Cinema in 2016. Among the events that the pitch 4mm Ergo Series was showcased were the press conferences of Everything About Her, Always Be My Maybe, On The Wings Of Love, Vince, Kath and James, Just The Three Of Us among others.

Academic Information Source
Standing in the fa├žade of a premier academe, University of Batangas, is a pitch 12mm SMD Fixed Type Outdoor LED Display. The LED screen has been the source of information among the students and the public regarding school announcements, campus activites and schedules.

Strategic Point
Standing tall in EDSA is pitch 15mm Wind-thru series built for HDI admix. It is perfectly situated in Viron Transit in Cubao  which attracts the riding public and passersby.

For the Country
One of the biggest media conglomerate in the country, TV5 had leverage its election coverage, dubbed as “Bilang Pilipino” through Inewvation’s premier LED. Through the pitch 4mm Ergo Series III, the network’s audience was able to experience 24-hour high technology coverage of the 2016 National Elections.

Creative Juice
Inewvation raised the bar on its creativity as it was able to install a Flex Series LED for B’lue Water. The pitch 6.60 mm was magnificently wrapped around a huge bottle of the beverage.

Furthermore, more than selling LED products, Inewvation advocates Filipino patriotism.
“We are not the only provider of digital display and digital solution in this country. But upon seeing our screens indoor and outdoor, it really shows the quality we are providing, which in return, can add to the pride of this country and as a sign that Philippines is not being left behind in terms of quality Digital / LED video wall. It further strengthen our proof, after we installed projects in Macau, Singapore, and Indonesia. All were managed by our own Filipino Engineers and Technical Support Experts, ‘Filipino Pride!’ indeed," Mr. Jayson added.

Billy So and Jason So

For Mr. Billy, the company keeps its goal to transform the Philippines and cope up with the digital age to uplift our developing cities. “Inewvation always strives for the best in both quality and after sales service. We are setting ground on being the country, the nation, and hopefully the worlds' top digital solution provider by keeping our expertise in the industry as sharp as ever and provide more ideas and knowledge to spark more creativity with our partners and clients,” he stated.

For more information, please visit www.inewvation.phor follow us on Facebook: or on Twitter and Instagram @inewvation.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

N.E.W Conference Unleashes the Entrepreneur in every Filipina

The Network for Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) unleashes the “Entrepreneur” in every woman through the 10th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference to be held on March 4, 2017 at the New World Hotel, Makati City from 8:00AM to 12:00NN. Organized by NEW, the annual conference is one of the most awaited activities of the esteemed organization. 

Driven by its core mission to inspire every Filipina's entrepreneurial spirit, the conference. The Network for Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) unleashes the “Entrepreneur” in every woman through the 10th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference to be held on March 4, 2017 at the New World Hotel, Makati City from 8:00AM to 12:00NN. Organized by NEW, the annual conference is one of the most awaited activities of the esteemed organization.

 Finances and its management for one, is among the many skills that entrepreneurs need to master. Tess Dimaculangan of the Dimaculangan and Co., CPAs will focus on just that. It's talk "Managing Your Finances" will enlighten participants about the fundamentals of handling resources and how to apply it in real life. This will sharpen an entrepreneur's knowledge and ability to make the right financial decisions at the right time. Dimaculangan and Co., CPA's is one of the leading accounting firms in the country.

 Starting up a business, however, is just as tricky as managing a progressive one. To discuss the many "Challenges of Growing Your Business", mompreneur Jean Uvero will discuss these challenges often faced by start-up companies. She will tackle problems as well as opportunities that entrepreneurs to learn the best approach on how to avoid making bad decisions and turn it into a success. Although a nurse by profession, Uvero considers herself as an entrepreneur at heart. Being the woman behind Grupo Uvero, Inc., her businesses ranges from health & beauty, food and even auto care known as Nail It! Salon, and Agape Pastries and Tartines, among others.

 Now you have a company that's operational with stable finances, another factor to consider is how to allow your company to grow into the mind and heart of its target market. To give confidence to current start-up owners, Miguel dela Rosa of Giabella Foods Corporation will reveal the “Effective Marketing Strategies.Dela Rosa is an experienced marketer tracing back his experiences with top consumer goods companies in the Philippines including San Miguel Food Corporation and Jollibee Foods Corporation here and abroad. He also has experiences in handling chains of coffee shops, hotels, restaurants and even print and digital marketing companies including SumoSam Foods Inc., and Summit Media just to name a few. 

Fitness Blogging 101. Aspiring Fitness Blogging Workshop

A week ago, February 25, I got the chance to join this workshop through Allan Ray Enriquez. I saw the event page and read his post the night before that he was giving away three slots just by sharing the event poster. Lucky me! I got the opportunity (I was the only one who shared though. LOL)

"Blogging 101 For Aspiring Fitness Bloggers by Allan Ray Enriquez". This event was organized by Manila Workshops. 

Ginger Palma-Arboleda, General Manager of Manila Workshops. She welcomed us and talk about what she does. 
Allan Ray Enriquez, the workshop host and the blogger of Running Free Manila

Friday, March 3, 2017

Press Release: NEW's Most Awaited Annual Women Entrepreneur ConferenceFires Up on March at New World Hotel

Women can be entrepreneurs. That is what the Network of Enterprising Women (NEW) promotes through the 10th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference to be held on March 4, 2017 at the New World Hotel from 8:00AM to 12:00NN.

The annual conference aims to inspire women by providing business ideas, tips, and pieces of advice from real-life business tycoons of the metro. Aside from the anticipated talks, NEW members and conference guests gains a chance to network with future partners and suppliers. The esteemed organization is known to encourage collaborations and local business patronage to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in the country. 

Last year, the conference featured best-selling author and inspirational speaker Francis Kong and one of NEW’s prime mentors, Mary Grace Dimacali of Mary Grace Foods. Also, the conference invited long- time NEW members and women behind successfully established businesses like Milea, Imagere, Strip it, Smart Concepts, Status Hair Salon, Dreambook Journal, and Sweet Blooms Pastillas to further inspire women to respond to their entrepreneurial callings.

NEW is a group of women whose advocacy is to create an environment where there is a free exchange of ideas, sharing of experience, and opportunity to network. It was founded in 2006 by its founding president Myren Garcia and a small group of female starters who met every Saturday at Myren’s then coffee place. The regular meetings soon turned into a more sophisticated vocation which gave birth to NEW.

 To learn more about NEW and how to be a member, you may visit or For the 10th Annual Women Entrepreneur Conference tickets and reservation, please call (02) 908-2558 and/or (0917) 540-8697.