Manila Bulletin Tour

Last Monday (July 15), we had a tour at Manila Bulletin with my blockmates and 2nd year students.

Here is a photodiary:


Selfie! hihi

2nd year students

Hey guys, picture please. ūüôā

A tour around Manila Bulletin.

Yessss!!! hihi.

with vertically challenge, Jessie baby. hihi

with our tour guide.

Yay. It was a nice experience to tour around Manila Bulletin.





THE PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO ‚Äď ‚ÄúYour SME Business Gateway‚ÄĚ, the country‚Äôs premier business expo to be held at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, located at the 3rd floor of SM AuraPremier, on July 12 to 14, lays down a roster of prominent personality to speak during the three-day event.

On this three-day expo, participants and visitors will get the latest industry insights through the country’s leading business experts and leaders. Visitors will also be able to enjoy exciting discounts and raffle prizes which include gift certificates, an iPad and a brand new car.

Register online for FREE at http://philippinesmebusinessexpo.com/registration.php and get updated through Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineSMEBusinessExpo and Twitter: http://twitter.com/PhilSMEexpo via #EmpoweringSME.

July 12, 2013 (Friday):

2:30-3:30pm¬†– “THE IMPACT OF THE TAX SYSTEM ON SMEs” with Mr. Mon Abrea, ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† President, CSR Philippines and Chief Strategy Officer, Abrea Consulting Group

4:00-5:00pm¬†– “SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND ECO-FRIENDLY CONCEPTS” with Ms. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Charlene Tan of Good Food Community, Ms. Reese Fernandez, President of Rags2Riches & Ms. Noreen Bautista of Jacinto and Lirio.

5:00-6:00pm¬†– “HEALTH, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS ENTERPRISES with Ms. Cory ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Quirino, Health and Wellness Guru and Coach Rio de la Cruz, Running Coach and Event Organizer.

6:00-7:00pm¬†– “COMPANY BRANDING & DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES” with Mr. Ralph Wunsch, President, MetroDeal Manila.

July 13, 2013 (Saturday):

2:00-2:45pm¬†– “4 SITUATIONAL MODES OF MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP FOR SMEs” with Mr. Rowen Untivero, Partner, Senior Consultant & Head of Sales ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Practice, Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.

4:00-4:45pm¬†– “DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR MINDSET” with Ms. Janette C. Toral, E-Commerce Specialists, DigitalFilipino.com

4:45-5:30pm¬†– “SECRETS OF TYCOONS SMEs CAN LEARN FROM” with Mr. Wilson Lee ¬†Flores, Palanca Award Winner and Philippine Star Columnist.

6:00-7:00pm¬†– “WHY VALUES MATTER IN BUSINESS” with Mr. Judah Paolo, President, Lead Out Coaching & Consultancy, Inc

July 14, 2013 (Sunday):

¬†11:00am-12:00nn – “UNLOCK THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS” with Mr. CHINKEE TAN, Motivational Speaker & Wealth Coach.

3:00-3:45pm¬†– “A TALK ON PERSONAL FINANCE” with Mr. Randell Tiongson, Director of Registered Financial Planner Institute of the Philippines.

3:45-4:30pm¬†– “CRISIS MARKETING MANAGEMENT” with Mr. Alex Flores, Philippine ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Marketing Association.

*Press Release



Tiger Airways offers the freedom to fly with the free airfare promo

Filipino flyers get a chance to fly to their favourite destinations (local or international) for FREE as part of the launching of Tiger Airways Philippines.

‚ÄúWe at Tiger Airways Philippines embrace the simple belief that travel is about bringing people closer to their desires and experiences.¬† One way of making air travel more accessible is through offerings such as the free fare promo,‚ÄĚ says Olive Ramos, President and CEO of Tiger Airways Philippines.

Flights booked on www.tigerairways.com from June 1 until June 30, 2013 and with travel dates from July 1 to September 30, 2013 can be availed with for free. Among the destinations that Tiger Airways Philippines flies to are Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and local destinations such as Clark, Laoag, Bacolod, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa. It has also increased its flight frequency between Manila and Bacolod, and Cebu and Kalibo. A Singapore to Kalibo route will also be launched on July 18, making the carrier the only one to directly fly this route.

‚ÄúTravellers now have more freedom to choose an airline that is safe, reliable and seamless.¬† We are offering this free fare promo for everyone to get a chance to experience the joy of finding a travel partner that understands their needs and truly cares for them.‚ÄĚ Ramos adds.

Tiger Airways Philippines carries a distinguished regional brand that gives importance to safety and reliability, while offering the best value fare to travellers.  The airline operates Airbus A320 and A319, with wider leg rooms to give added comfort to its passengers.

For more details, log on to www.tigerairways.com or like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/flyseair

Sometimes, the best things in life, are still, FREE.

*Press Release




Flights operated by Tiger Airways Philippines


A new Tiger has arrived – and it brings with it a promise of a great adventure, memorable experiences, and the excitement of a new journey.

Known as the leading and most trusted value-for-money carrier in Southesast Asia, Tiger Airways Philippines will make its formal debut in the skies beginning July 10.

‚ÄúTiger Airways is the leading airline and travel partner connecting people across Asia Pacific. It is a distinguished regional brand that differentiates itself in terms of safety and reliability,‚ÄĚ says newly-appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) Ms. Olive Ramos.

Committed to bringing its customers its brand of friendly, high-quality service,  and excellent standards of security,  Tiger Airways Philippines promises to make travel around Asia more enjoyable.

With the Philippines poised to become Asia‚Äôs next tiger economy, Tiger Airways anticipates more flights connecting the country to its Asian neighbors ‚Äď and even beyond, in the coming years. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a niche we are eager and equipped to serve,‚ÄĚ adds Tiger Airways‚Äô chief.

Currently, Tiger Airways flies to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong from Manila and Clark. Locally, it serves travelers going to Laoag, Bacolod, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo Tacloban and Puerto Princesa.

Next month, Tiger Airways will add another feather to its cap when it marks a milestone – the Kalibo and Singapore route, the first and only airline to offer such route.

‚ÄúWe embrace the simple belief that travel is about bringing people closer to their dreams and about enabling great experiences, and memories,‚ÄĚ adds Ramos.

The new Tiger Airways Philippines will offer great value and seamless experience. Together with the Filipino personnel‚Äôs warm and hospitable traits, the airline will be ‚Äúthe one to beat‚ÄĚ in the coming years, she adds.

The birth of Tiger Airways Philippines brings along with it the technology and business savvy of Tiger Airways as it offers travelers greater accessibility to the rest of Southeast Asia. It does not only commit to high performance standards and innovation, it also confident about keeping its venture more sustainable for stakeholders.

Tiger Air embodies a ‚Äėcan-do‚Äô and respectful spirit, according to Ramos. ‚ÄúWe will continuously pursue for roaring excellence. We are going to be the airline of choice!‚ÄĚ

For more details log on to www.tigerairways.com

*Press Release



PhilSME Expo 2013 Empowers Social Entrepreneurs


As the Philippines experiences a booming economy, the PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 will help push this further by featuring well-known and successful entrepreneurs Illac Diaz of My Shelter Foundation and Charlene Tan of Good Food Community (GFC) to talk about Social Entrepreneurship. These entrepreneurs with a big heart for the community will give great insights and tips to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to combine their business ideas with a mission to empower their respective communities.

GFC Founder Charlene Tan developed a community-shared agriculture system that builds up relationship with their farmers and provides them stable livelihood at the same time cultivating a healthy lifestyle for their clients through their fresh, organic harvest that are delivered straight to their homes in Metro Manila.

“In line with the PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 advocacy to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and our partners, we are looking¬†forward¬†to empower more social¬†entrepreneurs and enlighten more people on how they can do business while helping their community,” says Expo Organizer David Abrenilla.

The Philippine SME Business Expo invited over hundreds of enterprises from various industries to exhibit their products and services, as well as share their valuable vision to visitors and exhibitors who are looking forward to explore more business opportunities. Some of the featured companies are Esquire Financing, Rags2Riches, Metrodeal, Jacinto and Lirio and Hybrid Social Solutions.

Exhibitors and participants will also be stirred up as top entrepreneurs like Randell Tiongson, motivational speaker and Director of Registered Financial Planner Institute of the Philippines and Judah Paolo, celebrity host and founder of Lead Out give motivational talks and pass on knowledge during the expo. The PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 is presented by Esquire Financing Inc., organized by MEDIACOM Solutions Inc., co-presented by Buy-A-Car, Capitalife, PLDT KaAsenso and supported by the DTI-BSMED.

This three-day event will be held on July 12-14, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, located at the 3rd¬†Ô¨āoor of SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. The event is open to the public for FREE and visitors can explore hundreds of booths, avail of exhibitors’ special ofers and discounts and take home great raÔ¨Ąe prizes.

To experience and be part of this year’s premier SME Business Expo 2013, register online at www.philippinesmebusinessexpo.com¬†


Good Food Community founder Charlene Tan along with her team harvesting the fresh organic vegetables ready to be delivered.


Shown at the contract-signing on April 26, 2013 are (from left): SMX Director of Sales, Ms. Charry B. Casabar; SMX VP and General Manager Dexter Deyto; MediaCom Solutions Inc. CEO and Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 Organizer, David Abrenilla, and SMX Asst. VP of Sales and Marketing, Marivic Marquez.


(From left) Leading  social  entrepreneur  and  founder  of MyShelterFoundation, lllac Diaz; Esquire Financing Inc. Vice President of Corp. Development, Ravi Uttamchandani; Beauty&Wellness Guru, Cory Quirino; MEDIACOM Solutions Inc. CEO and Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 organizer, David Abrenilla; TV Host and founder of Lead Out Inc., Judah Paolo; motivational speaker, Randell Tiongson at the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 Press Conference, held at Hotel Celeste.

For questions and inquiries please contact Justine Tan / Corporate Communications Manager at justine@mediacom.ph, Office: 02.843.2174, Mobile: 0917.521.5553.

 *Press Release



Expo supports advocacy of empowering SMEs


Due to the rapid and overwhelming growth of the country‚Äôs economy, the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are currently experiencing a window of opportunity to rise¬†up and expand their horizons. Mediacom Solutions Inc. in partnership with Esquire Financing Inc., the leader in growth stage financing, together with co-presenters PLDT¬†Ka-Asenso, Buy-A-Car and Capitalife, are presenting this year‚Äôs premier business expo, the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 ‚Äď ‚ÄúYour SME Business Gateway‚ÄĚ, dedicated to empower the nation‚Äôs growing SMEs and Entrepreneurs, to be held on July 12 to 14 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, located at the 3rd floor of the SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.

This three-day expo & convention will showcase the growing SMEs where both, exhibitors and guests from all around the world can build synergies and business relations by presenting their products and services among the SME community to strengthen their business and empower the nation‚Äôs growth. The venue offers brimming opportunities and a great deal of invaluable services like workshops, seminars,¬†educational classes, product launches and contest that will help SMEs, franchising¬†businesses and entrepreneurs from various business sectors. ‚ÄúSMEs are the back bone of the Philippine economy and the largest job generator. We understand the need of this growing market and look forward to empower the SMEs together with our advocacy partner‚ÄĚ says Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 organizer, David Abrenilla.

Participants will be inspired and get the latest industry insights from speakers like celebrity runner Coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio, best-selling book author and wealth coach Chinkee Tan, Rolex Awards for Enterprise Awardee Reese Fernandez, Beauty and Wellness Guru, Cory Quirino, motivational speaker, Randell Tiongson and many more. The event will also feature exciting discounts and prizes that visitors can enjoy. A car will also be raffled on site to one of the lucky participating guest during the expo. To know more about the Philippine SME Business Expo, you may visit:

*Press Release




As a Communication Arts student, I met a lot of  famous personalities in the media industry. May it be an artist, director, writer, author, photographer, name it I have met them already. Of course I always ask for a photo op with them so here are they.

Aaron Ricafrente, Guitarist

Angel Rivero a.k.a. ‚ÄúErning‚ÄĚ

Bea Binene

Bugoy Cari√Īo

Carla Humphries

Daniel Padilla

Del Benson, Photographer

Diana Zubiri

Dingdong Dantes

Eliza Pineda

Erwin Tulfo, News Anchor

German Moreno

Hubert Tibi, Director

Isaac Bulatao and Epok Claravall, Voice Artists

Jasmine Curtis Smith

John Wong, Video Editor

Jules Katanyag, Script Writer

Julian Mauricio, Writer

Jun Sabayton, Director

Karen Jimeno, Lawyer

Kean Cipriano

Kristine Dera, Radio DJ

Kylie Padilla

 Laureen Uy, Blogger

Lourd de Veyra, Author

Malou Crisologo

Mark Zambrano, News Reporter

Martin Andanar, News Anchor

Matt Padilla

MJ Marfori, Weather Reporter

Nicole Hyala, Radio DJ

Paolo Bediones, Host

Pocholo Gonzales, Voice Master

Ramon Bautista

Rissa Hontivero, Politician and Leah Navarro, Singer

RJ Padilla

Rommel Padilla

Ronaldo Inocencio

Vice Ganda

Yeng Constantino, Singer