Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rebuilding Ironman; Invite to a Concert for the Benefit of Kevin Lapena


Distress Sessions
Mean Jay
Kosmikskala
Bratpack
Lovecore
Wooden Peckers
Pete's Place House Band


These are the bands playing at Rebuilding Ironman, a fundraiser for Kevin Lapena, happening on Sunday, July 31 at 19 East, Sucat Paranaque. Show starts at 8 PM. With a door charge of Php 500, your donation will go a long way for Kevin's medical expenses.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Youngest Underwater Photographer in Asia, Filipino Garri Tadlip is Guest Speaker at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE)



On the boat, double-checking his dive gear - fins, mask, regulator and buoyancy control device, 13-year old Garri Immanuel Tadlip eases down in the water carrying with him tons of underwater camera equipment. Not an ordinary young diver, "Iggyboy", as he is fondly called, carries under his scuba weight belt strings of underwater photography awards since he started diving at 10 years of age.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Armed Forces of the Philippines Levels-Up Online for Public Service; Conducts 3rd Social Media Summit on July 15



The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is all geared up to hold the 3rd Social Media Summit on July 15, 2016 at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Spearheaded by the Media and Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) and Civil-Military Operations School (CMO School) of the Civil Relations Service of the AFP (CRSAFP), the conference is aimed at boosting and synergizing AFP’s online initiatives. It will tackle current social media trends and issues as a tool to further enhance online engagement within the Armed Forces and key partner organizations.


The one-day summit, whose theme this year is “Change. Move. Achieve: Moving forward through Social Media,” will cover issues on getting the most out of social media networks and its capabilities in nation–building. Speakers will discuss social media’s relevance to the Philippine society and its potential in strengthening nationalism and public service awareness through AFP’s online presence.

One key topic of discussion is on how social media shaped the 2016 Philippine National Elections.

LTC MICHAEL T AQUINO (INF) PA, MCAG Commander, CRSAFP said: “We have been feeling the power of social media in recent years. We saw how social media impacted the lives of many Filipinos and even the outcome of the 2016 Philippine National Elections. Given the fast-paced advancements and developments in these channels, it is high time for all of us to move forward through social media and utilize its power to achieve our personal and organizational goals.”

On its third year of holding, the Social Media Summit 2016 expects more than 1,200 participants including information officers from various units of the AFP, the Department of National Defense, the Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the Bureau of Fire Protection, government agencies, and the academic institutions.
Non-governmental and civil society organizations are also invited to attend.

The event is co-presented by Smart Communications and HAIER Philippines. These organizations value the role of social media in promoting the goals of their organizations.

“We have been part of the AFP’s Social Media Summit since the beginning., not only because we are a partner of the AFP. More importantly, we share the AFP’s strategy of connecting and engaging our stakeholders. More and more Filipinos connect to the Internet. With a new administration in place, the 3rd AFP Social Media Summit could potentially be a powerful tool for developing the value of nationalism,” said Wo Rosete, Head of Public Affairs at Smart Communications.


BGEN RHODERICK M PARAYNO AFP, COMMANDER, CRSAFP said, “With about 50% of Filipinos actively engaging in social media networks and the enormous number of people around the world, the Internet has become not just an efficient tool for disseminating information but also the most important venue for connecting to those we in the AFP serve. The 3rd AFP Social Media Summit will tackle how we can optimize the power of social media to connect for change while we actively move forward to achieve the AFP’s organizational goals related to public service.”

Leading marketing communications firm Ardent Communications, Inc. (ArdentComm) has been helping organize the annual event since the first year. According to ArdentComm President Ana Pista, “Filipinos are innately communicative and truly enterprising. Social media is highly prevalent among us, and it has ignited a great wave of changes in our society. ArdentComm is proud to once again take part in this yearly summit. We believe that through the effective utilization of social media, we can harness a renewed sense of nationalism among the Filipinos, making them essential catalysts of change in the society.”

The 3rd AFP Social Media Summit will provide participants the opportunity to get insights on:

• Content Marketing and Social Media Benchmarks
• Organizing and Mobilizing Online Community
• Going Viral: Lessons for Creating Stories with Impact
• Bridging Generation Gaps and Social Media
• Shaping National Issues through Social Media
• Social Media and Countering Violent Extremism


Event partners include Ardent Communications, DWDD Katropa Radio 1134 kHz, AFP General Insurance, AFP Theater, ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative, and PNP Police Community Relations Group.

Media partners include Philippine Bloggers Network, Llamadista TV, StyleList, Inquirer.net, Newsbytes.ph, techTV.ph, TechBeat.ph, DigitalFilipina.com, and Spice.ph.

The summit is open to all interested parties, and they may contact 0926-5540787 for inquiries.
More information about the 3rd AFP Social Media Summit can be accessed at http://AFPSocialMediaSummit.dwdd.com.ph/.

Connect with AFP Social Media Summit on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/afpsms.


CONTACT INFO

IAN IRVING BACUNGAN
Manager | Marketing and Digital Media Operations
Media and Civil Affairs Group, CRSAFP
Mobile: 0921-796-6196 | 0917-624-8038

Email: irving@dwdd.com.ph

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow at Resorts World Manila, Introduces Two Annies

Resorts World Manila (RWM), through its production outfit Full House Theater Company, introduces two Annies; Isabel Elizalde, and Krystal Brimmer.
The live musical is set to open this September at RWM's Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

After the live and online auditions, Resorts World Manila proudly introduces two promising young talents who will be playing the lead role in its latest theater offering,Annie. Nine-year-old Krystal Brimner, who recently won a Best Child Performer award in the 2015 Metro Manila filmfest for her role as Angel in Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father, and 10-year-old Isabeli Elizalde who takes her first shot at professional acting were both cast for the coveted role.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Style Weekend Honors Women Who Wow

Maine Mendoza leads this year's Women Who Wow.

Manila Bulletin's weekly magazine, Style Weekend celebrated in stylish fashion its 9th year anniversary on March 21, 2016, at the Champagne Room of The Manila Hotel. Attended by editors, writers and bloggers from top publications together with select PR friends, the event also honors the prestigious "Women Who Wow", a roster of accomplished and beautiful Filipinas who are a stand out in their own fields.

Friday, February 19, 2016

GOAUTODIAL partners with DIDForSale to provide SME’s with more choices


GoAutoDial, a Filipino owned cloud call center provider with thousands of users worldwide signs a partnership with DIDForSale which aims to help provide SME’s and companies more accessible and better services for their Direct Inward Dialing (DID) needs in the USA, Canada and United Kingdom.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Health Junkie celebrates strong women, launches #LoveYourBody Fair 2016



Health Junkie, your go-to resource for doable exercise, healthy recipes, and happy lifestyle tips, is launching something big this year.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sharp Philippines’ Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Warm Every Mom’s Heart

Make Mom your Valentine this month and surprise her with a gift that’s designed to make her life easier and healthier with Sharp Philippines’ innovative offering.  Choose from the Sharp Mite Catcher, Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+, or their washing machine lineup.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SanDisk Memory Solutions for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

MANILA, Philippines, December 4, 2015 This season offers everyone—especially Filipinos—with a long list of opportunities to create great memories. After all, the Philippines has one of the longest Christmas celebrations in the world, filled with traditions, rituals and customs.

From the start of the Simbang Gabi (9-day novena of dawn masses) on December 16 to the celebration of the Feast of the Three Kings on January 6, you’ll be filling your gadgets with files you’d like to keep for many holidays to come—photos, videos, music, and more. ’Tis the season to keep your memories safe, and you can count on SanDisk’s new memory solution lineup to help you store your files. The flash storage solutions pioneer, SanDisk offers Mobile Memory Solutions for a safe, easy, and delightful way to seamlessly transfer, manage, and store multimedia content.

SanDisk Extreme® 500 Portable SSD and Extreme PRO SSD: Working smart over the break

You can always use some file management assistance, whether you’re a student or professional on a working holiday break this season, or a busy-bee alumnus in charge of organizing the school’s grand homecoming reunion. SanDisk has two new SSDs - SanDisk Extreme® 500 Portable SSD and Extreme PRO SSD- to help you become more organized. SanDisk Extreme® 500 portable SSD, which is smaller than half the size of a smartphone and delivers up to 4x the speed of an external hard drive, allows users to transfer big files such as tutorial videos and company photos at up to 415MB/s (for 120GB and 240GB) and up to 430MB/s (for 480GB). You won’t need to worry about breaking moving parts or overheating with the SanDisk Extreme® 500 Portable SSD’s solid state technology. And with its encryption feature, you won’t have to worry too much about file security too.


Similarly, Extreme PRO SSD, which runs on SanDisk’s innovative nCacheTM Pro Technology, packs in an optimal read and write speed, high endurance, and data safety features. Engineered for efficient multi-tasking and workload management, Extreme PRO SSD is easy to install and energy efficient. With its huge storage capacities and consistent 24/7 performance, you can relax a bit this Christmas, even when you’re on a working break.





iXpand Flash Drive and Ultra Dual USB: Easy photo dumping after the Noche Buena dinner

Spending Noche Buena with your extended family means having to brace yourself up for a major photo dump session. Fortunately for you and your loved ones, SanDisk is offering the iXpand and Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, which provide a seamless and foolproof way to move countless family groufies and Christmas videos between iPhone, iPad, PCs and Mac® computers.

Preparing an AVP full of special effects to accompany your office Christmas party presentation? iXpand allows high-speed transfer from iPhone and iPad to the Flash Drive and can instantly expand by up to 128GB. You can also offload new photos and videos from the iPhone or iPad to the drive whenever it’s connected without having to rely on Internet or cables.

Similarly, Ultra Dual USB 3.0 Drive allows users to easily transfer up to 64 GB worth of files between smartphones, tablets, PC and Mac computers by simply connecting the SanDisk Ultra® Dual USB Drive 3.0 to the micro-USB port of an Android™ smartphone or tablet. Perfect for sharing whole albums of songs for caroling nights with your friends. You can also use the USB 3.0 connector to transfer the content to a PC or Mac computer. And with the SanDisk® Memory Zone app, you can easily move, view, copy, and backup files, and worry less about filling up your phone memory with family photos and videos this Christmas.

SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC cards and SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II Card: Capturing the sights and sounds of your holiday trip

You don’t have to stop shooting, saving, and sharing travel memories during your holiday vacation. Thanks to the 200GB Ultra microSDXC™ UHS-I card, you can save as much as 20 hours of Full HD video- enough space to store your first snowball fight, your barkada’s Christmas karaoke, and the sights and sounds of the city you’re visiting during the holidays. And with premium card-to-PC transfer speed of up to 90MB/s, you can easily transfer up to 1200 photos in a minute. SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC cards are also water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof, and magnet proof, so you don’t have to worry about their durability when you embark on your travel adventures.


You can also opt for SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II Card, the world’s fastest SDXC™ card which offers reliability, performance, and can upload photos and videos with transfer speed up to 280MB/s. Experience SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II card that offers the highest video recording performance to capture and store travel memories with your loved ones this Christmas. SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II cards are water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, magnet proof, vibration proof and X-ray proof that provide reliability in capturing images wherever you are.




Whether you’re boosting your storage capacity for all your requirements this holiday, or upping the ante in gift-giving by giving your loved ones the gift of memory, Sandisk’s Mobile Memory Solutions will truly add more meaning and color to the holidays this year.

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About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 27 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.



 © 2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk SecureAccess is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for technology and product performance, capacities, availability, pricing, and security features that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our products may not be available in the capacities or pricing that we expect, with the features we expect or perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this news release.


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

International UW Photographers Gather at Anilao, the Dream Macro Destination in the World


The 3rd Anilao Underwater Photo Competition Festival was a huge success, with international and local participants growing each year.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Le Cellier French Wine Selection Prepares for Soiree Beaujolais 2015 in Manila


Now on its eleventh year, Le Cellier French Wine Selection has its full support of the Soiree Beaujolais 2015 happening on the 24th of November at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Le Cellier, one of the leading wine distributors in the Philippines, has been all-out in its participation of the yearly French wine tradition, bringing in a wide array of wines from France for the guests to enjoy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Belkin Academy Introduces People Inspired Products


With me at the Belkin Academy were Kristina Perry, Business Unit Manager
and Victor Reyes, Sales Manager Philippines.

Belkin recently conducted a unique way of presenting their products entitled, the Belkin Academy, the first of its kind in the Philippines held at the F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. Belkin, the leader in tablet and smartphone accessories introduced a new line up of in-car and charging solutions available in www.lazada.com.ph

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

No Motivation More Powerful than One's Love for Family

Who inspires you? What gives you the drive to pursue success? In a Filipino setting, being successful in business does not only entail wits and enough finances to start with, but rather, it goes deeper than what we can scrape out from our pockets. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Globe Telecom Brings Chromecast to Filipino Homes

Google Chromecast is a USB-sized device that is plugged in the HDMI port of the TV set, casting your favorite programs and games from your phone, tablet or laptop directly to your TV screen.

The wait is over.  Globe Telecom recently launched, in futuristic fashion, a revolutionary device transforming entertainment experience to your own home.

Globe Telecom, the country's purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle, in partnership with Google Philippines shatters the entertainment experience to a whole new level as it brings Chromecast to the Philippines.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TV5 Launches Bilang Pilipino 2016: A 360-Degree Coverage of the Philippine Presidential Elections


Noel Lorenzana, TV5 President and CEO



The 2016 presidential elections is anticipated to be the fastest, deepest election coverage using all platforms; TV, radio, print, digital, mobile and social media.