Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Viber joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015

Kristian Melquiades, the General Manager of Viber will be one of the panelist/speakersto the upcoming Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 on July 26, 2015 at SMX Convention Center at BGC Taguig, Philippines. Kristian will be sharing latest insights as to how Viber transformed the call and messaging landscape in the Philippines. He will also discuss how fun and creative stickers have become the new form of messaging. At Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015, different top executives will join together to share the future of Online Marketing in the Philippines and in Asia Pacific region with the following points:

• The digital economy of the Philippines
• Positioning the Philippines as a gateway from East to West and West to East
• Is the Philippines ready to be a cashless society?
• Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation
• Technology and Entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth
• Micro - multinationals E-commerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond

Partial list of speakers are as follows; 
Constantin Roberts - Managing Director, Zalora Philippines
Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber Philippines 
Richard Upton- President, John Robert Powers Asia 
Donald Lim- Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN
Janette Toral- E Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino
Robert Yupangco- President, Yupangco Group of Companies
Chinkee Tan- Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host and Wealth; Wellness Coach 
Rebecca Bustamante Mills- CEO, Chalre Associates; President, Asia CEO Awards
Mikel Yaw- CEO, Elabram Systems Group 
Carlos Celdran- Brand Ambassador, Tour Guide
Maria Camille Montejo- CEO, NWSteel Technologies & Tree Top Adventure Inc.
Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creative Voices Productions
Tanya Llana- Marketing &; Sales Director, Victoria Court; General Manager, Hotel La Corona De Lipa
James Jimenez- Director, Commission On Elections 
Lloyd Luna- CEO, Lloyd Luna CorporationFor more information, you may visit www.asiadigitalmarketing.ph. For partnership and
sponsorship, you may contact TAG Media; PR at 09166299381 or atgrace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Visit to Rekados Cafe & Restaurant

Its summer time once again! School has ended and there are plenty of non-working holidays and long weekends. So what else to do but relax and enjoy those days.

Just south of Metro Manila, is one of our favorite destination, that is Tagaytay. You need not travel far to enjoy a cool climate and take a breathe out of your hectic schedules. But before going up, you may want to visit this well recommended dining place. Rekados Café & Restaurant. Well, actually I’ve been here several times because we’ve always been to Tagaytay and yes! this is a favorite eating place for me and my friends.

It is just along the Tagaytay-Silang Road and surely you will not miss this merely it has an attractive façade. It also has an inner and outside dining area. Also on-going is the construction of additional area that is just perfect for a garden wedding or any outside dining occasion.

Rekados serves mostly Filipinos-Spanish & Italian inspired food. What makes me come back here and my real favorite is their Paella Valenciana. I like seafood a lot, that’s why and I loved its abundance of big shrimps, clams and green oysters (tahong) and the chorizos.

You may also want to try their kare-kare. Unlike the usual preparation of this dish, theirs has the pork cooked separately like a “lechon kawali”, the veggies are so crunchy and the tasty peanut sauce that makes a perfect kare-kare.

They also served combo meals. It’s a combination of viands and rice with veggies, a complete meal actually. There’s a grilled salmon, callos and other combo meals you can choose according to your preference.

After the sumptuous meal, we always order coffee along with churroz in chocolate dip, perfect combination right?

Also don’t forget to try and take home some egg or strawberry tarts which you can avail at Balai Pasalubong. They got plenty of native sweets and delicacies you may want to bring along going to your destination or as take home presents for your loved ones.

So the next time you’re here down south and on your way to Tagaytay, don’t forget to drop-by and bring your families and friends at Rekados Café and Restaurant. It is open daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm and located along Tagaytay-Silang Road in Silang, Cavite.

You may also like and follow them on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cayets Cabin Private Resort in Pansol, Laguna

It’s just like walking in your Grandma’s old room with a Balinese inspired environment. Located within the famous hot spring resorts capital of the Philippines in Pansol, Cala,ba City, Laguna. Overlooking the scenic and legendary Mount Makiling. Cayet’s Cabin Private Resort is a highly recommended getaway place where friends and/or families can truly enjoy a weekday or weekend pleasure. Whether you would like to spend your daytime or a night out with some luxury that is memorable enough.

The resort has six (6) airconditioned cabin rooms with either a queen-size bed or two (2) double-size beds. Each room can accommodate 3 to 4 persons. There’s also a dorm-type room that can fit in up to 8 persons. Its all complete with its own toilet and bath, a cable TV, and a 2-seater table. Whether you would like to have the airconditioning on, or just open the windows or the sliding door leading to the terrace patio, and let the cool breeze fan you.

Outside is a big adult swimming pool that is 4 – 6 feet deep and a knee-high kiddie pool for the little ones. The locality is famous for its lukewarm water, surely once you dip yourself in the pool you wouldn’t want to get out anymore. This is just perfect for those underwater selfies which me and my friends did.

There is a spacious garage, and lots and lots of flowers and fauna everywhere. You might really wonder how the designers/landscapers have put together everything and turn it into a beauty that is pleasing to the eyes.

But if you want a little quiet time, there are several seating areas where you can prefer to read your favorite book.

And on top of it all, when families and friends gather together, what they would like to do best? Eat . . . eat . . . indulge with your “baon” of cooked food or do some cooking and broiling here. The kitchen is equipped with cooking stove, cookwares and utensils. How about those steamed veggies with “alamang”, barbecue and “inihaw” belly complete with tomatoes and diced mango, what a feast!

Just beside is a sitting couch that is perfect for a short nap. And you might want to visit this awesome room. The interior is really delightful, I would like to nap here as well, ha! Ha! Ha!

Or forget that nap because everyone else is enjoying their turn at the videoke and sing with their heart out. Or wiggle your hips with the latest dance craze via the x-box.

Me and my little boy had a great time spent with our dear friends.

So if you’re planning your summer getaway, or for any occasion you may reserve Cayet’s Cabin now.

Tel. no. +63(49)5456513
Mobile nos. 0922-8614904; 0932-8527878; 0917-3277878; 0917-6307878; 0917-5537878
Look for sir Boyet or Ms. Carina

Important note: Leave your gadegets at home and just stay offline while you’re here. Just bring your camera with you for those endless selfies and pure fun.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Save more and be safe on the road with MICHELIN tires

The New Year calls for new tires, and here’s good news! If you buy new Michelin tires, you can earn additional cash vouchers too.

Michelin is offering for a purchase of a pair of MICHELIN tires for passenger car or light truck (PCLT) of the same pattern and tire size (size 14-inch and above), entitles you to a Sodexo cash voucher worth PhP 500. The more MICHELIN tires you buy, the bigger the amount of cash vouchers you get.

The vouchers are valid anytime, with no expiry date. The promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other sales activities offered by the dealer.

The Michelin Free Gas Promo is covered by DTI FTEB SPD No. 0264, Series of 2015. For more details about the promo, customers may consult the promo posters, visit participating dealers in their area or log on towww.michelin.com.ph.

Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. It also offers electronic mobility support services on ViaMichelin.com and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 111,200 employees and operates 67 production plants in 17 different countries. The Group has a Technology Center in charge of research and development with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.(www.michelin.com).

Saturday, January 10, 2015

“10 Kumainments” pushed in 17 regions to combat unhealthy diet, lifestyle

After its successful launch in Metro Manila, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) pushes its “10 Kumainments” campaign to all 17 regions of the country, through the local government units (LGUs) as its drivers.

The campaign, which provides “the recommended guide” for Filipinos to obtain a healthy diet by following simple guidelines, has been translated into local dialects, including Cebuano and Ivatan. The NNC-ARMM(Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) has even made a transliteration of the nutritional guidelines in Arabic and called it the Nutritional Guidelines for Muslim Filipinos, which cites teachings in the Qur’an, showing support for each of the guidelines.

The 10 Kumainments was launched last 23 October 2014 by the National Nutrition Council and has been widely publicized through well-placed TV and radio commercials in leading radio and television networks and local radio stations nationwide. Regional launch events were led by the NNC regional offices in key cities nationwide.

The program was launched to address the growing concern for the nutritional status of Filipinos, which has been compromised by either a lack or excess of food, unhealthy eating habits and the trend towards a sedentary lifestyle. These have, in turn, led to the rise of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.

“Filipinos love to eat, especially during the holiday season. That is why it is very important to remind Filipinos that they should not compromise their health while celebrating in countless office parties, family reunions and dining out opportunities this season,” said Assistant Secretary of Health Maria-Bernardita T. Flores, Executive Director of the NNC.

The NNC’s “10 Kumainments” were derived from the 10 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF)developed by aninter-agency Technical Working Group through the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, and have been popularized this year with an easy-to-remember format and a more relatable approach. These are the primary recommendations for nutrition and healthy lifestyle in order to attain good health,” she continued.

The 10 Kumainments are simple, easy to follow and easy to remember. For example, Kumainment No. 1 states: “Kumain ng iba’t ibang pagkain” while Kumainment No. 3 states: “Kumain ng gulay at prutas araw-araw”.

The 10 Kumainments are like the Biblical 10 Commandments. Thus, a character was developed in the person of Moises Dalisay or “Mang Moi” who was molded after the Biblical Moses—who now promotes the 10 Kumainments in media and in communities.

The NNC plans to further push its nutritional awareness campaign by working together with various government agencies in 2015 for issuance of department circulars and memos to encourage the use of the nutritional guidelines. Restaurants, groceries, supermarkets, dining places and other public places will be included in the campaign since this is where people need to be reminded of pursuing healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Since a lot of Filipinos also live abroad, a more aggressive and extensive dissemination of the 10 “Kumainments” will be done through Philippine embassies and consulates and the Internet for wider reach.

“We encourage all Filipinos to follow the 10 Kumainments so that they can influence proper nutrition behaviours and to also be able to help reduce the risk to malnutrition and non-communicable diseases,” Flores said.

For more information, write or call the NATIONAL NUTRITION COUNCIL, 2332 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Taguig City. Tel. Nos. 843.0142; 843.1337; 843.5824; Fax No. 843.5818; Email: info@nnc.gov.ph or visithttp://www.nnc.gov.ph andwww.facebook.com/nncofficial. Twitter @NNC_official.