Thursday, April 25, 2013

King Of The Road 2013

Once again, King Of The Road will rule the streets once more and Philippines will kick off the Asian leg this year. I am very much excited about KOTR since this is where I first joined fun runs 2 years ago.
Last year's KOTR

It is also excited and thrilling because I am now going for the longest route. The 16.8K category. What's new and different this year is that there will be a relay for the student group category. Fun runs are not competitive like any race but it helps promote fitness and healthy lifestyle which is why adidas likes to promote. King Of The Road truly lives up its name.

King Of The Road will be held at Bonifacio Global City on July 7, 2013. Register at your adidas outlets. Categories are  5K, 10K, 16.8K and the new Student Relay. Race you up there.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Total sparks fire safety know-how of Cavite residents

MANILA, Philippines – Total (Philippines) Corp., in cooperation with Water and Life Philippines (W&L Phils.), Tubig Pag-Asa (TPA) and TxtFire Philippines Foundation, has beefed-up the safety know-how of Cavite residents to help decrease the incidences of fire in heavily populated areas, such as Barangay Manggahan in Kawit.
Jones Lim fr. TxtFire Phils. showing how a Class D fire looks like
Manggahan councilor Carmelita Roño said that because of the development of subdivisions and communities around them, their barangay was pushed away from the main road, with only narrow alleys to connect them to the rest of Kawit. This left all residents’ properties burnt to the ground when the area was ravaged by fire in 2005.

“Fire incidents such as the one experienced by Manggahan residents in 2005 serve as a harsh lesson in terms of fire preparedness. With March being Fire Prevention Month, we took the opportunity to educate the people and spread the word about safety so residents in communities like Manggahan know the basics of fire safety,” said Emmanuel Monsalud, Total Health Safety Environment Security Manager.

Total Philippines emphasized the need to draw up a contingency plan and hold regular drills. “In line with this commitment, we engaged in capacity-building for residents and turned over ten fire extinguishers to help Barangay Manggahan establish its own fire brigade, which should be a common practice to all communities,” added Monsalud.

TxtFire Philippines Foundation, a non-profit organization that disseminates fire alerts through SMS, taught residents the basics on firefighting, from unrolling and maintaining fire hoses to working and maintaining fire extinguishers.

Water and Life Philippines and Tubig Pag-Asa, on the other hand, taught residents on how to be self-sufficient through lectures on health, environment, and public sanitation.

“We are thankful for this seminar because it has taught us to prepare for fire incidents that may occur in the future,” concluded Roño.

“More underserved communities are in need of both equipment and skills for fire fighting and prevention. We hope that this collaborative effort between Total, TxtFire, W&L, and Tubig Pag-Asa was able to make a difference at least in the lives of Manggahan residents,” said Monsalud.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


CCP Release

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines recently celebrated Earth Day in various venues of the CCP complex and Manila Bay area with the theme “Save Manila Bay”. The event was presented by the CCP with Haribon Foundation, Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation Inc., Philippine Coast Guard, GreenPeace, Kalikasan People’s Network, RockEd, Department of Environment & Natural Resources, National Youth Commission, Bureau of Plant Industry, LJC Restaurant Group, Winner Foundation, Philippine Biochar Association and the 98B Collaboratory.

The event began with a Save Manila Bay Fun Run around the CCP Complex at 6:00am, followed by an Opening Program hosted by Mae Paner a.k.a. Juana Change and Jonathan Tadioan was held at the CCP Ramp featuring a Dance Ritual for Mother Earth performed by the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, an excerpt of the stage production of Ibalong by Tanghalang Pilipino, special message from Kim Robert de Leon, one of the 2011 Makabagong Rizal Awardees.  The Opening of Sunset Block – Installation Art by 98B at the Front Lawn was held, and the Philippine Coast Guard did a clean up of Manila Bay as well.
Photo courtesy of Kiko Cabuena
          To further create awareness among the people, especially within the City of Manila, the artists, cultural workers and participants formed a GREEN LINK along the seawall at Roxas Boulevard from the Manila Yacht Club up to the U.S. Embassy. This human link transformed the seawall promenade into a venue for stand-up comedy, dance, play music, and other performances while facing the Manila Bay for one hour. 

          Other highlights of the celebration included the Paddlers-Boat Chain by the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Federation and Kalikasan People’s Network, and another chain of Bikers from Pasay City, Opening of Exhibits--Fair by Haribon Foundation, GreenPeace, DENR, Siklo Pilipinas (household items), Gifts & Grace (Toys & novelty items), Kilus Foundation (Women’s organization of Pasig), Vinci’s Deli (Organic food products), Philippine Biochar Association, BanToxics at the CCP Liwasang Kalikasan area. At the Liwasang Kalikasan area, Kids and Family Activities were held such as Art making, story-telling, film screenings by Haribon Foundation, Arts & Crafts, face painting, sketching by Kasibulan, performances by the Bagitos Drummers and MMDA Band, RockEd Band Concerts featuring Kaleidoscope, Vin Dancel, Ebe Dancel and Noel Cabangon, Cooking demonstrations by the LJC Restaurant Group, performances by the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bahay Musika Children's Choir, and the Philippine Coast Guard Band.

Friday, April 19, 2013

HIN2 Manila is here!

Most conventions and exhibits now has one thing in common. Each booth has at least one hot, sexy girl that does most of the manning in events. Not to sound gender sensitive, but this is sometimes what it takes to get attention in marketing. Especially if you are promoting hard to sell products in real estate business, insurance and automobiles. This all started with car shows.
Media launch.The event organizers and the babes.

We can never understand what the fascination between girls and fast cars. American movies often gives a scenario that a guy who drives a muscle car and suddenly gets surrounded by girls. One best movie example of this is from The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift where Han drifts his car around a girl's car  and gives him her contact number.
Mustang GT350

This is what car shows really about. Bumper 2 Bumper Car Show or B2B is bringing back Hot Import Nights or HIN Manila. It is not like any car showcase to promoting or selling. |There's owners showing off their cars, music, party, and babes, and more babes. "This will really put a show in a car show" says Mike Munar, one of HIN's organizers.
Event organizers Mr. Wayne Raqueno and Mr. Mike Munar

I mentioned babes, didn't I? This will surely be a treat because we are not only having booth babes from the local scene but also abroad. Jeri Lee is not only known here but also internationally. Joining her for HIN are Dannie Riel, Nicole Duminie and Eva Skye. Ms. Skye is from Taiwan and Ms. Duminie is from the U.S. and they're both visiting the Philippines for the first time.
Fast & Furious 6 promotional advertisement courtesy of Solar Entertainment Corp.

Speaking also about The Fast and The Furious coincidentally that the movie sequel, Fast 6, is going to be shown in couple of weeks and this is a very good time follow suit after Dom Torreto (Vin Diesel) in HIN Manila.

Organizers, event sponsors and the babes.
HIN Manila starts April 20 at the World Trade Center and will end the next day. The party will start around 7 or 8PM on the opening day. It may be hot summer but it will surely be a hotter night to party. HIN2 Manila is brought to you by B2B, GBX, Von Dutch, Monster Energy Drink and Solar Entertainment Corporation. Thanks to GBX for the media invite.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Beat the summer heat with Toshiba’s “Summer Blast” promotion

Toshiba Online Release

While most of us prefer to be outdoors during these summer months, some may opt to spend a part of their summer days indoors by engaging themselves to surf online or become increasingly active in some social networking sites by posting their various activities that would surely be the envy of their friends and even relatives. With this, why not make the first step by availing of Toshiba’s latest promotion, “Summer Blast Promo” which gives you a chance to buy a highly reliable and durable Toshiba laptops that you desire.

For the “Summer Blast” promo, customer gets a variety of useful items that goes with their every purchase of selected Toshiba notebook PC products such as: Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB External Hard Disk Drive for selected Satellite L, M, P, U and Portege series, D-Link Wireless-N300 Cloud Router for selected netbook models and Php 1,000 gift vouchers for selected Satellite C series which can be used to select a choice of freebies or accessories inside a participating Toshiba store for free.

Visit Toshiba Concept Stores located at SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Pampanga, SM Sta. Rosa, SM City Cebu and Abreeza Mall Davao and other participating retail shops nationwide.

Avail of this special offer from Toshiba until May 15, 2013 only.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Pain behind an Imperfect Smile

Dermatix and Operation: Smile advocacy

Pain finds roots in even the most remote parts of our lives. It takes on many forms but one thing is clear. It is beyond anybody if no help comes.

Pain is behind every imperfect smile as kids with cleft lips and palates face a childhood so different from what they truly deserve.

They are taunted and teased for the way they look. They are shunned from the playground and at school. Never will they experience a normal childhood without surgical intervention. They are scarred for life. They will forever live with and imperfect smile.
Sad it may seem, there is something we can do to help these children. 

Operation Smile has been helping children and young adults around the world get rid of the scars of facial deformities like a cleft palate or lip. Worldwide, it has helped 200,000 children. Operation Smile is in over 60 countries including Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Peru, Russia, Venezuela, Vietnam and the Philippines, which is where the organization was founded 30 years ago.

In the Philippines, one in every 500 babies born every year has a cleft lip or palate. This means that 2,064 million out of the 4,004 children born every year do not have the chops to smile the way regular children could. Operation Smile healed the pain of over 24,000 kids by perfecting their smiles. 

Perfecting the smile involves not only the surgical intervention to repair the cleft lip and palate. To perfect the smile, the healing must be taken a step further by erasing the marks or scars from surgery with innovative products like Dermatix Ultra. 

Dermatix Ultra is the scar expert formulated with innovative CPX (cyclopentasiloane) technology, which can flatten and soften scars while providing Vitamin C for photoprotection and skin lightening.

Dermatix is the scar formula recommended by plastic surgeons. It is easy to apply and is safe to use even for children. It also has excellent cosmetic properties that lighten the scar and make it smooth.

So there is hope. With partnerships like Operation Smile Philippines and Dermatix Ultra, pain like theirs can be erased. Together, the scars left by a cleft lip or palate will be a thing of the past. 

To learn more about Operation Smile Philippines and opportunities to help, visit