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Friday, December 9, 2016

Batangas Dive Pros Raise Funds for Environmental Education in Local Community, Improves Diving Industry Standards

By Arabelle Jimenez

Scuba diving in the Philippines is one of the major attractions that boosts the popularity of our country.  With the attention it gets from both the local and international scuba divers - including free divers, and technical divers, the communities where dive resorts are located bring with them a responsibility to preserve the marine ecosystem, and give education to the residents where they operate. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The 4th Anilao Underwater Photo Shootout Announces Top Awards, Boosts the Philippines as a Premiere Dive Destination

By Arabelle Jimenez

Dennis Corpuz impressed the judges with his portfolio, and is declared the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) Photographer of the Year.

International underwater photographers from at least 17 countries rolled in high waves at the recently concluded 4th Anilao Underwater Photo Shootout. 128 enthusiastic divers, a throng of distinguished panel of judges, and the who's who in underwater photography graced the occasion.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fil-Am Brandon Vera defends ONE Heavyweight World Championship belt against Japanese MMA fighter Hideki Sekine on December 2

Press Release

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship, held a press launch at the Vikings Mall of Asia on Tuesday, November 29.  MMA athletes in attendance included ONE Heavyweight World Champion, Brandon "The Truth" Vera, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes, and world title challenger Reece "Lightning" McLaren, as well as Filipino fighters Danny Kingad and Eugene Toquero.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The 2017 Mazda 2 Zooms in with Fuel Efficiency and Latest Features

Slipping into the driver's seat of the Mazda 2 Midnight Edition is like fitting your hand in a comfortable glove.  The Mazda 2 is a subcompact/hatchback, and one of the six 2017 SkyActiv Collection, with outstanding classic design and modern functions. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Honorio Banario Expects a Striking One Championship Performance on December 2

PRESS RELEASE. Manila, Philippines.

Baguio City’s veteran striker Honorio “The Rock” Banario (10-6) is ready to return to the ONE Championship cage next Friday, 2 December at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION. The 27-year-old lightweight standout is scheduled to face Indian boxer Rajinder “Knockout” Singh Meena (8-2) in a three-round undercard bout.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Yoga Plus Express Legazpi opens in the heart of Makati

Spacious studio.

Peace. Light. Love.  These three powerful words make up what most people desire.  More than that, strength, flexibility and total well-being completes our inner goal as human beings.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Department of Tourism gears up for the 4th Anilao Underwater Photo Competition

Anilao, known for its rich marine life, is in fact popular in the world for its underwater macro photography.  This tiny spot detected in the planet's radar is a haven for international underwater photographers.  Now on its 4th year, the Anilao Underwater Photo Shootout is making more waves as expected. Be a part of this festival dubbed as "The Grand Prix of  Underwater Photo Competitions", happening on November 23 - 27, 2016. It is a five-day event of diving, adventure, and camaraderie.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Soiree Beaujolais 2016 in Manila goes to Versailles

Every third Thursday of November, a grand tradition is celebrated simultaneously around the world; the welcoming of a French wine harvest... the Beaujolais Nouveau.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Globe Pursues Protection of Taal Lake and Eco-System

Australian sailor Michael Storer, gives a lecture on safety before beginner students handle the sails.

A volcano within a lake. Only an hour's drive from Manila, visiting another part of the famed Taal Lake is a refreshing adventure.  The less popular route to Balete, Mataas na Kahoy in order to reach Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center (Pusod TLCC), is truly a hidden journey to one of the best spots in the perimeter of the lake.  Directly opposite of hilly Tagaytay, this area has a commanding view of the sunset, and the greenery of its surrounding forest.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Globe and NBA Provide Enhanced NBA App for 2016-17 Season

Lucky winner Emmanuel Pilar, won the all-expense paid trip to the U.S. to watch an NBA game. (From L-R) Globe Director for Sports Content Martin David, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan, winner Emmanuel Pilar, Vice President for Content Jil Go, and host Jinno Rufino

As the 2016-17 NBA season tips off, the NBA and Globe Telecom, the League’s official wireless and broadband services partner, provide an updated NBA app user experience for sports fans to watch the NBA live on their mobile devices.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SEA-VIP Institute Supports Marine Biodiversity Conservation

By Arabelle Jimenez

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, stresses the importance of protecting the Verde Island Passage.
Reputed to be Anilao's finest vacation place, Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort recently hosted "Cookout for the VIP", a fund-raising event for the benefit of Science Education and Advocacy for the Verde Island Passage (SEA-VIP) Institute.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Resorts World Manila Halloween Offering Brings Back the Brainy Cakes at Cafe Maxim's

Resorts World Manila (RWM) lets guests relive the zombie craze with the quirky and colorful Brainy Cakes at Cafe Maxim's.

The special Halloween dessert, with its vanilla sponge base, strawberry mousse, and dark and white chocolate is just the thing to complete the ultimate zombie costume. Brainy Cakes are available until November 2 only.

More treats and tricks await RWM members at the RWM Halloween Kids’ Fair on October 23, 2016 at The Plaza in Newport Mall. Eligible members can get a chance bring one child for an afternoon of magical thrills, tasty treats, goodie bags, mall-wide trick-or-treating, and a special appearance by the colorful characters from Dreamworks’ Trolls.

For more information contact Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (02) 908-8833 or visit www.rwmanila.com for more details.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Globe Launches Cartoon Network Watch & Play App

Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory... these are just some of the cartoon TV shows that come to mind when we come across the name Cartoon Network.  This popular cable network started airing in 1992, bringing joy to the young and the young at heart.  Now that we are in the period of easy downloading of games and shows, a new app will transport us back to this era, making it available at the tips of our fingers.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Raul Lebajo Leads Art Exhibition for Aspiring Visual Artists

The ceremonial ribbon-cutting marks the opening of "An Exhibition of Visual Art", led by Raul Lebajo, with featured artists from left, Patricia Collantes, Nikulas, Artem Boutique founder Anton Echauz, Manu San Pedro and JJ Duque.

One of the country's pioneers of Environmental Surrealism, Master Artist Raul Lebajo, led a roster of young and promising artists at the opening of "An Exhibition of Fine Art" held on October 14, 2016 at The Palms Country Club in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

First iCreate Cafe Manila Opens in the Philippines

Entering a room full of LEGO brings a certain kind of excitement. LEGO has leveled up to another dimension by way of integrating the modern educational vision of First Educational Learning Trends Always (FELTA) and INTEL Education, with Microsoft as its platform. The latest recreational and educational cafe is aptly called iCreate Cafe Manila, which recently opened its doors to children and adults, using a refreshing concept in learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the fun way. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

First iCreate Cafe Manila Opens in the Philippines

Entering a room full of LEGO brings a certain kind of excitement. LEGO has leveled up to another dimension by way of integrating the modern educational vision of First Educational Learning Trends Always (FELTA) and INTEL Education, with Microsoft as its platform. The latest recreational and educational cafe is aptly called iCreate Cafe Manila, which recently opened its doors to children and adults, using a refreshing concept in learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the fun way. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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

Distress Sessions
Mean Jay
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)

By Arabelle Jimenez

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.


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.