Country’s Largest Business-2-Business Expo, Conference, and Networking Event for Small and Medium Enterprises – the Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference [PHILSME] opened once again for its 9th edition today, November 12, 2019 at Function Room 4 of the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony was graced by Maria Carlota Kim (from HP Philippines); Carla Jean Roa (Sales Executive from Alkaviva Waters Philippines); Trixie Esguerra (Host); Andrew Francisco (Chief Finance Officer of Freshworks, Inc.); Kristine Pesquisa (Marketing and Sustainability Officer of Esquire Financing); David Abrenilla (CEO & Founder of PHILSME); Director Jerry Clavesillas (DTI-BSMED Bureau Director); Ana Joy Rocero (Regus & Spaces by IWG); Patrick Gentry (CEO & Founder, Sprout Solutions Inc.) & Rich Cortez (Sales Coordinator of DV Boer Farm International).
Over 250 exhibiting brands will offer a wide array of business solutions and opportunities from industries of Information Technology, Business Consultancy, Logistics, Financial Technology, Business Financing, Human Resources & Recruitment, Office Spaces, Marketing & Advertising, Franchising, Distributorship and many more. Technology Innovations Village opens once again for its second year featuring top tech business solutions for SMEs.
Aside from the expo, a business conference on November 13 will be staged tomorrow featuring top industry experts to speak about “How to Grow Your Business”. TV Hosts & Entrepreneurs RJ Ledesma & Howell Mabalot, Digital Marketing Guru Mannix Pabalan will be among the roster of top-caliber conference speakers.
PHILSME is sponsored by Regus & Spaces, Esquire Financing, Alkaviva Waters Philippines, Sprout Solutions, HP Philippines, DV Boer Farm International, i4 Asia Inc. and Ersao Taiwanese Restaurant.
maker of the only corned pork in the Philippines, La Filipina, starts the year
2020 by doing its first-ever Fun Run aptly titled “Power Up Run” on
February 23, 2020, at Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila.
True to its brand name, the local brand of corned pork and luncheon meat products takes you to the historical landmarks of Fort Santiago and Intramuros not only to make it more interesting to the runners but also a unique way of promoting the Philippines’ history and culture. This run is made possible in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Intramuros Administration (IA).
from the brand’s tagline, “Power Up with La Filipina”, Power Up
Run encourages everyone to start your day right by eating protein-rich
breakfast like La Filipina’s Corned Pork or Luncheon Meat. These meals bring
power to your performance whether you do a sport or any regular activity that
you have for the day.
La Filipina products are protein-rich and infused with milk. Unlike other canned meat products, La Filipina products do not use any extenders and trans fats, making them healthier meal alternatives.
Filipina understands that other than choosing a healthy meal, engaging in
physical activities is vital to keep everything in balance. “The company
values its consumers; thus, we give them an opportunity to be healthy in a fun way,” tells Ms. Danika Co, La Filipina’s
from promoting tourism, history, health, and fitness, the run’s utmost goal is
to extend help to aspiring Filipino athletes and teams who possess enormous
potential to represent the country in different sports; however, they could not
do so due to insufficient financial support.
like to encourage both athletes and non-athletes to help support the cause of
La Filipina in supporting Filipino sports teams,” says Ms. Co.
proceeds from this worthwhile project will aid selected sports teams to
continue training for their chosen sport.
present, La Filipina is supporting teams in various sports such as volleyball,
basketball, Sepak Takraw, Dragon Boat and dance. Aside from helping La
Filipina’s existing Sports Teams, they will also support the GBM Squad, a group
of young athletes that focuses on running, from public schools of Manila,
Valenzuela, and Quezon City.
La Filipina Power Up Run offers various distance runs to choose from – 1.5K,
3K, 5K, and 10K. Race fees are as follows: P500.00 for 1.5K, P550.00 for 3K,
P650.00 for 5K, and P760.00 for 10K. Corporate promo such as 10+1 and student
discounts are also available. All runners will get singlet, racebib, finisher’s
medal, and La Filipina loot bag. There are also other fun activities during the
run itself like inflatables, etc.
is now open. Register at La Filipina’s official Facebook page. You may also
visit the official on-site registration partner, Chris Sports at their selected
branches – Robinsons Place Ermita, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM
North-Annex, and Glorietta.
For more information about La Filipina’s Power Up Run, you may contact Ms. Nikka Ramos of Aldenver Marketing, the official PR and Marketing Partner of La Filipina Power Up Run at 0927-8484533 or 0918-8133333. You can send your queries about this run at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other important announcements or updates, visit La Filipina’s Facebook page.
The most wonderful time in Ortigas Center has finally arrived as Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria unveiled its 25-feet high Christmas tree before its corporate clients, media partners and hotel guests through a lighting ceremony happened last November 7, 2019.
Robinsons Land Corporation, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria’s executives led the tree lighting ceremony together with their guest of honor, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who also expressed her inspiring and encouraging holiday message.
Welcoming the guests, Executive
Assistant Manager Gibeth Gloria also imparted about both hotels’
upcoming renovation, saying:
“What could be a better way to celebrate Holiday Inn Manila Galleria’s 20th anniversary and Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s 15th anniversary than offering its refreshed and newly renovated rooms and other facilities which we will unveil in the year to come.”
Celebrating the true spirit of the season, a donation
was presented to Children’s Joy Foundation in support towards their cause of
providing assistance and shelter to the children entrusted to their care. The
event was concluded with a sumptuous dinner at Seven Corners.
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
invite you to celebrate the season with your loved ones over jubilant sojourns,
yuletide celebrations, and myriad of gastronomic delights at Seven Corners, Xin
Tian Di, Fab Restaurant and Bar One. Holiday hampers and delectable goodies are
also available for takeaway. While, a blissful countdown party will also take
place as we ring in the New Year.
Part of the IHG global
portfolio, our Crowne Plaza hotels are ready 24/7 with premium accommodation,
business-ready services and spaces, and fast and fresh food that keep guests
productive, connected, rested and restored during their stay. As the fourth
largest upscale full-service hotel brand in the world and one of the fastest
growing, the Crowne Plaza brand has a solid foundation for future growth. The
portfolio stands at nearly 423 hotels, and the global pipeline has nearly 88
hotels. At Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts we believe business travel should
work better. In every market in the world, business has changed, and so has
work. It’s more digital, more flexible, more mobile, more connected. As one of
the world’s largest upscale brands, we have properties located in major urban
centres, gateway cities and resort destinations all around the globe.. Our
Sleep Advantage® program ensures our guests get a great night’s sleep to power
through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com or call 1-800-2CROWNE. Connect with us on
Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.
With over 15 hotel brands, IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) is one of
the world’s leading hotel companies, whose purpose is to provide True
Hospitality for everyone
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns 5,518
hotels and 825,746 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With 1,828
hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to add nearly 267,235 rooms
across its brands portfolio over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the
Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in
England and Wales.
Last October 24, 2019, Marketing Services and PR Consultant
Miguel De La Rosa opened the 2nd Mplify Beauty, Health, and Wellness
(BHW) Conference at Hotel Jen by Shangri-la with a reminder to all attendees
that aside from the lessons they would get from the conference speakers that
day, they should also take advantage of the opportunity to get-to-know and
connect with their fellow BHW enthusiasts.
Co-presented by Dermcare and Hotel Jen, and in partnership with
Olern (Online Learning for Entrepreneurs), the event was hailed a success due
primarily to its roster of 12 highly respected and noteworthy resource speakers
who shared extremely interesting and insightful facts and tips about beauty,
health, and wellness. Attendees were treated to a whole day of learning from
the expertise and experiences of luminaries led by Total Wellness advocate Ms.
Cory Quirino and the visionary CEO and President of the Dermcare Group of
Companies Ms. Zenaida Palisoc, who gave keynote addresses that set the pace for
the rest of their colleagues.
Brand partners and sponsors provided more color to
the event through booth displays and bagfuls of giveaways for all the
conference guests. Dermcare staff gave onsite facials between
talks, while Hotel Jen, Estancia de Lorenzo, and Luljetta’s Place generously
raffled off staycations, spa treats, and lunch buffets among the guests. Lucky
attendee Jazz Reyes went home with a mountain bike worth P10,000 from
Cyclehouse, and everyone went home with treats from Dermcare and Crystal White AO+, Browlab and Lash
Wishes, Sprout Solutions, Estancia de Lorenzo, Organique Inc., 7Folds Laundry,
Cyclehouse, Bioessence, Barlico, Novelina, Fiery Style, AcquaSuisse Parfum,
MAG, Snowrrific, Salad Bar, Fiorgelato, Donburi Mix, True Blends, Chops to Go,
Masuki, YanYan International, Wackie Chips, Harry Chocolates, Mrs. Fields,
Peanut World, Blade, Icolor and Argan Beauty, Karisma ni Maria, Luljetta’s
Place, Chateau Royale Batangas, Cyleina, Beauty Magnet, Beauty Box, Nailogy and
Lunula, Easy Soft (CHG Global Inc.), and Tang.
Mplify’s steadfast media partners – IBC13, Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy
TV, Manila Standard and ManilaStandard.net, Malaya Business Insight, Gadgets
Magazine, Women’s Journal Magazine, People’s Tonight and People’s Journal, The
Village Connect, Locale, the Manila Times, One Media, Manila Bulletin, and Easy
Rock FM – were all present to cover the conference and provide support.
Watch out for Mplify’s next major event – the 3rd Mplify Restaurant Engagement Conference – in March 2020! For inquiries and advance registration, please check out Mplify’s FB and Instagram accounts, or visit its website www.mplify-ph.com. Please also email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Mandaue City, Cebu, Roy’s
career as a shooter arguably began at a tender age. He was in grade 10 when he
found his passion for shooting. And from then on, he has etched his name quite
remarkably in the firing range.
Roy is part of Cebu Practical Shooting Group, one of the elites in the Visayas
region.He is also a member of the Philippine Practical Shooting Association.
Due to his
grit and superb shooting skills, he is also recognized by top agencies in the
Philippine National Police, including the BJMP, CIDG-7 and SWAT, where some
high-ranking officials proudly commend him.
Speed, accuracy and power are the
heart of the practical shooting, and Roy blends them well into a winning
He has done a lot of maturing in the
last years. There were a couple of championship games that he has won that has
toughened him and made him one of the most formidable opponents in the
competition shooting circuit.
He has bagged more than fifteen
championship titles in different shooting competitions just for the last two
years. His most recent title came from the Senator Bato Dela Rosa’s “Bato Cup
2019” in the Bureau of Corrections Firing Range in Muntinlupa City, his very
first game outside the Visayas battlefield. He was accorded with the Junior
Category Championship title by the good senator himself.
Young and sharp
While most teenage age boys were
playing games, Roy was shooting for the Visayas records.
In a short span of time in the said
sports, he has developed outstanding performances in the range.
Just as an eagle descends from the sky
to attack its prey, Roy maintains sharp focus and accurate perception
throughout the approach and attack at his aim. No wonder, he’s one of the
youngest sharpshooters in Cebu.
He’s also one of the few practical
shooters who has made it outside the Visayas battlegrounds.
On hard work, discipline and humility
Roy believes that to become somebody in
the field one must work hard for it.
“Majority of the sharpshooters in my
place are older than me. And that adds up to the pressure of getting a name in
the field. But I am much focused and I really put my heart into it.”
Hard work and discipline runs in his
blood. A month before his competition, he makes sure that he keeps a routine
“I’m a very busy person. I have to balance
being a student and an athlete. So what I do, on weekdays at home, I will do
dry firing and, over the weekends I also go to the range and practice there
from 8 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon.”
He believes that hard work, discipline
and consistency are basics of a becoming successful in one’s field.
Although the 19-year old young blood
has already accomplished a lot yet he remains to be humble at heart.
“I always keep my feet on the ground
because I know that there’s a lot that can happen. I’m still young. Yes, I do
achieve awards and praises, but I always tell myself that these are temporary.
I never let praises get to my head. I just always move forward.”
Roy: A multisport athlete
Not only Roy can stand fearlessly in
the middle of a firing range he is also feared by many in the football field.
Before becoming a sharpshooter Roy was
first one of toughest kickers in Visayas. For eleven years he has been apple of
the eye of Cebu in football sports.
With a passion and competitive spirit
to boot, the De La Salle University in Manila proudly took him in the
University’s football team.
When asked about his long-term plan on both sports: “After my football career in college, I will focus on shooting. I will try my best to improve. I plan to continue this until I get old.”
Roy’s focus on his goals in life
reflects that of an eagle, that no matter how far or impossible it seems, with
great focus and heart to it, he will definitely reach it.
“I will achieve it or I will die
trying,” confidently affirmed by Roy. He aims to become a world champion in
practical shooting. The country has another young Filipino pride from Cebu who is
set to fly his way to the world.
Techtonic Summit is back – bigger and better this 2019 as they stage the largest tech conference in the country. This year’s theme, Festival of Innovation, celebrates Philippine innovation and ever-growing startup culture. Featuring 10,000 attendees, 200+ partners, and exhibitors, and over 50 startups, every-one is invited to take part in the 2-day event on November 15-16,2019 at SMX Convention Center Aura.
Since 2017, this summit has cultivated an
inclusive venue where startups, stakeholders, and key figures come together to
share ideas, technology, and expertise from all over Southeast Asia. In the
past two years since, they’ve had almost 15,000 attendees – a testament to the
burning flame of the Philippine startup ecosystem.
“Techtonic is really meant to be an inclusive
platform to celebrate how far we’ve come in championing tech startups and
innovation in the country. The event is made to make noise and shine the
spotlight on the PH and our talents vis-a-vis the rest of Southeast Asia. Our
successful 2-year run is a testament of that,” explains Techtonic Summit 2019 Managing Director, Alea Ladaga.
Aside from startup pitches and exhibits
showcasing the newest advancements in the business world, guests can also
anticipate panels composed of the most accomplished professionals in Asia. The
summit aims to provide its guests countless avenues to grow their networks,
establish their business presence, and learn from both fellow guests and
veritable giants from the corporate, academic, media, and government
This year is an even bigger event featuring
two stages: the Main Summit Stage, and the Startup Stage. These two stages give
attendees more opportunities to learn a variety of topics about the innovation
and startup community
The main event of Techtonic Summit is the
Ring of Fire Pitching Competition, where budding startups throughout Southeast
Asia get a chance to pitch to a curated group of local and global investors and
potential partners for a chance to win a cash prize of $10,000, a slot in CNN’s
The Final Pitch, and more prizes in store!
With the theme Festival of Innovation,
Techtonic Summit celebrates not just the advancements of the industry, but the
passion, drive, and joy that continues to move communities of technology and
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