Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Event: Photo Ready Giveaway

This is a giveaway just perfect for the photo enthusiast. 
A complete set of gadgets just for you.

Welcome to the Photo Ready Giveaway Event

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Canon EOS REBEL T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 3-inch Touchscreen and Full HD Movie Mode (Body) - Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Zoom Lens - Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens - Telephoto & Wide Angle Lens Set - 3 pc Filter Kit: UV/ Polarizing filter/Fluorescent correction & Case - 32 Gigabyte SDHC Secure Digital Memory Card - Secure Digital USB Card Reader - Universal Memory Card Wallet - Pack of LCD Screen Protectors - Additional LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Replacement Battery Pack - Well Protective SLR Camera Gadget Bag w/Pockets & Strap - Full Size 59" Tripod W/Case - Focus DVD Guide to Digital SLR Cameras - Focus Digital Grey Card Set for color correction - Focus 5pc Deluxe Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - HDMI cable

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Crocs Yacht Trip with Laureen Uy

Hey everyone, wanna enjoy your summer to its fullness, then here's something for you.

Get a chance to be part of a Yacht adventure at one of Asia’s key cities with Crocs on a 3-night voyage for 2, tailor-made for you by Crocs’ ambassador and stylist, Laureen Uy. A treat fit for a king filled with activities at Marina Bay Sands Casino, Raffles Hotel, and a shop-til-you-drop experience along the shopping district, Orchard Road. Get mesmerized by the beautiful view of Singapore city from the high seas on a sailing trip aboard the Crocs Yacht. An experience like no other that you stand a chance to win by playing Run Sailor Run! on Facebook.

Log on to and play this latest online game from Crocs, as it shows you how fun and free you can be in its latest Beach Line collection. It’s as easy as 1-2-3, just collect coins as you run along, but don’t forget to dodge obstacles and collect bonuses. Get the gang to join in the fun, too, as the more friends you invite, the bigger chances of winning.

The Run Sailor Run! online game officially launches starting May 9. The chance to win this awesome trip and other mother prizes ends on May 26, so better not miss out.

About Crocs, Inc.

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The company offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love. Crocs fans can walk in comfort wear in style with every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DOTC AFCS Project Attracted Business Interests

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The Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) is a proposed project of the Department of Transportation and Communication with the aim of facilitating an efficient passenger transfer to the other rail lines and therefore reduce the inconvenience caused by ticket payment delays. It will also involved the decommissioning of the old magnetic-based ticketing system and replacing it with contactless-based smart card technology. The ultimate objective is to increase fare collection efficiency by reducing leakage and fraud.

A total of nine (9) consortiums involving major local and foreign conglomerates, banks, and IT companies submitted eligibility documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) last Friday (April 12), in an effort to qualify as bidders for the P 1.72-Billion Contactless Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) Public-Private Partnership Project. 
“We are very pleased with the investor turnout for the AFCS Project. Serious players from the transportation, IT, banking, and retail industries – both local and foreign – all came out to seek pre-qualification to participate in the bidding of the project,” the Transport Department said. 
The DOTC believes that this is proof of high investor confidence in the project, as well as in the agency itself. 

“The fact that these major groups want to be the our private sector partner for the AFCS Project only goes to show their trust and confidence in the Department, and in our open, fair, and transparent bidding process,” added the DOTC.
The 9 consortiums which submitted their qualification documents are: 

  • AF Consortium, composed of BPI Card Finance Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Smart Communications, Inc., Globe Telecom, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp., and NTT Data Corporation. 
    AF Consortium will also rely on the required experience of 
    Bank of the Philippine Islands, Octopus Transactions Ltd., 
    SMRT International Pte. Ltd., Cubic Transportation Systems 
    Australia) Pty. Ltd., Accenture, Inc., MSI Global Private 
    Ltd., and Indra Sistemas, S.A.

  • Comworks Consortium, composed of Comworks, Inc., Philippine Gaming Management Corp., Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp., Acer, Inc., Infochamp Systems, Corp., and Berjaya Philippines, Inc.
  • E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture, Inc. Consortium, composed of Tera Investments, Inc., Eastwest Banking Corp., Sagesoft Solutions, Inc., Pilipinas Micro-Matrix Technology (PMT Joint Venture), Inc., and Pulsar Avancer Technologie, Inc. 
    E-Trans Consortium will also rely on the required experience 
    of Kentkart EGE Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.S., Kentkart 
    Marmara Elektronik Turizm San. Ve Tic. A.S., Kentkart 
    Cukurova Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.S., and JTKC Equities, 
  • Lamco Consortium, composed of Lamco Paper Products Co., Inc., New San Jose Builders, Inc., Landbank of the Philippines, and NEC Philippines, Inc. 
    Lamco Consortium will also rely on the required experience of 
    Busan Transport Corp. and Samwon FA Co., Ltd.
  • Mega Lucky United Consortium, composed of Asia United Bank Corporation, Dignitas Equity, Mega Cellular Network, Inc., and Gravitas 777. 
    Mega Lucky Consortium will also rely on the required 
    experience of Korea Smart Card Corp. and LG CNS Co. Ltd. 

  • Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium, composed of Megawide Construction Corp., Suyen Corp., and Eurolink Network International Corp. 
    Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium will also rely on the 
    required experience of EZ-Link Pte. Ltd. and China National 
    Software and Service Co., Ltd. 

  • MTD-PRLM Consortium, composed of MTD Capital BHD and Puregold Realty Leasing and Management, Inc. 
    MTD-PRLM Consortium will also rely on the required experience 
    of Puregold Price Club, Inc., Maybank Philippines, Inc., and 
    Transit Link Pte. Ltd. 
  • San Miguel Transport Solutions Consortium, composed of Optimal Infrastructure Development, Inc., Catchweight Holdings, Inc., Deltacrest Holdings, Inc., and Allcard Plastics Philippines, Inc. 
    San Miguel Consortium will also rely on the required 
    experience of Petron Corp., Philippine National Bank, 
    Singapore Technologies Electronics, Ltd., Korea Railroad 
    Corp., Korail Networks Co., Ltd., Vix Technology (East Asia), 
    Ltd., and San Miguel Corporation. 

  • SM Consortium, composed of SM Investments Corp., BDO Capital and Investment Corp., Advanced Card Systems, Ltd., and Pentacapital Investment Corp. 
    SM Consortium will also rely on the required experience of SM 
    Retail, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc., and Goldsign Data Company, 

The joint DOTC-LRTA Pre-Qualification, Bids, and Awards Committee PBAC) has a maximum of twenty-five (25) days from April 12 to evaluate the qualification documents submitted by the 9 consortiums, and to announce the shortlisted groups. Actual bidding is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of this year. 

Laguindingan Airport Opening Delayed

I am just so excited with the upcoming opening of the Laguindingan Airport, the first international airport that will served mainly the areas of Misamis Oriental and its nearby provinces in Northern Mindanao. This newly constructed airport is located on a 4.17 square kilometer site at Brgy. Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. This will replace the present old Lumbia airport of Cagayan de Oro City, and is intended to boost economic activities within the region as well.

However, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) recently announced that it has decided to push back the transfer of the gateway to Northern Mindanao from the old Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City to the new P 7.8-Billion Laguindingan Airport by one-and-a-half months to June 15, 2013, in order to avoid disrupting passengers’ travel plans over the summer. 

The Transport Department has conducted a walk-through at the Laguindingan Airport and was very pleased with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) preparations for the intended April 30 opening. However, CAAP has received requests from airline companies to postpone the transfer until after the summer peak season, because the April 30 opening would require the cancellation of several daily trips. 

According to the airline companies, their representatives were encountering difficulties in reaching a substantial number of passengers who had already purchased tickets for flights in April and May, to inform them of changes in their flight itineraries. 

“It is in the best interest of the government and of the airlines to deliver safe and convenient services to the public,” said the DOTC. “As we took stock of the assessment of both CAAP and the airline companies that the Laguindingan Airport is already a safer alternative to the Lumbia Airport, we again listen to their inputs saying that postponing the transfer will be better for passenger convenience.” 

“The postponement will give the airlines ample time to inform their customers of their new flight schedules at Laguindingan Airport. This will lessen the possibility of disrupting travel plans and causing inconvenience to the riding public,” added the DOTC. 

The airlines which operate at Cagayan de Oro are Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and Zest Air. They serve a combined total average of over 2,000 passengers daily. 

The Laguindingan Airport is a key infrastructure project which is crucial to unlocking the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor to more tourism- and agriculture-oriented activities. 

The government has previously announced that it will be temporarily operated by CAAP using Visual Flight Rules (VFR) until its air navigation equipment is fully in place by May 2014.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Everyday Essentials for a Healthy Body

As a health conscious mom, it is but necessary for me that I always provide something healthy for my family to keep them safe.

Keeping your body fit is a lifetime commitment and a year-round activity. But it doesn’t get as much attention as it does during the summer months, when our bodies are displayed in full glory –showing how much we have cared for, or neglected, the daily essentials to keep fit and healthy.

Let’s start with your head. A sound mind is the first step to a healthy body, and this is the one part we most often neglect. Think positive and surround yourself with people and things that reinforce your strengths and correct your weaknesses.

Next, have a happy heart. We don’t just mean the one beating and keeping you alive, although this is important too. Find inspiration in simple things to keep you going –when you are inspired, you will perspire for whatever it is you aspire to.

Involve your entire body. Now that you have your head and heart covered, it’s time to turn yourself outward. Eat well, exercise, and get your body moving. You may not see the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle now, but it will catch up with you sooner or later.

Tying them all together – is keeping everything clean. From having a clear mind to reach for your goals, a clear heart free of worry, and a clean bodyfit for every challenge. Do this with a daily routine to clear and clean all three – free up some time for yourself, connect with others, and drink only water that keeps you inspired to reach for your goals. 

Keeping yourself hydrated is important in naturally replenishing the required fluids to keep your body, mind, and heart clear. Not only does it help circulate blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your system, it also helps your body quickly and easily metabolize,detoxify, and function.

Summit Natural Drinking Water is your partner in your quest for a healthy body, mind, and heart, helping you reach your goalsby keeping you healthy and hydrated. Reach for it and scale the summit of a healthier, better you.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Share the Summer Goodness with Everyone! Share Nestea RTD!

Its getting hotter and hotter as we come to experience the true summer heat.  

Summertime, and the living is easy, and nowhere is summer living easier than in the Philippines. With PAGASA predicting that the heat can go up to 35˚C, it’s now the time to look for the hottest things to cool you down for the season.

Plan a trip with friends and family – with numerous holidays and long weekends coming up, now is the perfect time to take advantage without dipping into your bank of leaves.

Explore new activities. Be adventurous and go for a hike, camp in the forest, climb a mountain, or better yet, learn a new skill. Because summer time is family time, it’s the chance to bond and catch up with the whole family, while recharging your brain cells too.

Start exercising. It’s never too late to get a beach-ready body, especially in a tropical country. Look for fun activities that will keep you interested, and update them regularly. This lowers your chances of getting bored, and increases your body’s resistance as well.

Lastly, find creative ways to cool down. There could be nothing else cooler than having a refreshing drink right at your hand. Escape the scorching heat with Nestea Ready-To-Drink, the ultimate summer companion this summer. Why fear the heat when you can enjoy the heat with Nestea Ready-To-Drink iced tea to give you that instant, refreshed feeling you’ll love.

The convenient and classic iced tea bottled up in our memories is back. Taste the mouthwateringly cool Nestea Ready-To-Drink with variants that contain an extra delight you can bring when you’re on the go. It comes in three exciting flavors, Lemon, Lemon Ice, and Apple. Be among the first to enjoy the splash of Nestea Ready-To-Drink at its re-launch at Nestea Beach, Boracay.

The 16th Nestea Beach from April 18-21, and combine all these tips in one exciting go. Come with friends and family to bare your beach bod and catch the country’s hottest bands, celebrities, and international DJs partying from sun up to sun down to celebrate this summer’s theme: Ang Sarap, Ang Gaan. Expect exciting activities and prizes as you celebrate the season of the sun, sea, sand and skin.

In addition, watch the intense spikes of the country’s greatest collegiate volleyball teams as they face the finals of Nestea Beach Volley to be held at Crystal Sand Resort, Boracay this April 19 to 21.

So what are you waiting for? Bring the whole barkada with you, and don’t forget your ultimate summer companion, Nestea Ready-to-Drink, Plunge Anywhere, especially at the beach.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

True Blends The Strip Opens with a FREE Upgrade Promo

I discovered milk tea during my Brunei and Malaysian travels and I came to like it because its a lot different than drinking the usual hot tea. So glad that it has also evolved over the years with choices of flavors that makes it more exciting to drink besides its health benefits.

For over centuries, tea has been established to be a drink that reaps much health benefits. Its antioxidant property provides a perfect medium for detoxifying one’s body from the toxins concealed in the cocktail of foods being consumed daily and has been associated with a lower risk of any type of cancer. Its soothing effect can calm the most anxious mind and uplift the gloomiest mood. And for weight watchers, tea has also been found to help out in weight reduction and even on lowering cholesterol. 

But despite the growing popularity of tea as one of the main culprits for longevity among the Asians, many would shy away from the drink because of the bitter, bland taste of tea. While some would appreciate the distinct taste of tea, most people would prefer refreshing drinks with a more umami and sweet taste to quench their thirst. 

Because of the mismatch between the health wonders and the unpleasant taste of tea, many innovations have been created, and one of them is the creation of the designer tea-based drinks widely available today. Milk teas are tea-based drinks with added milk and customized flavourings to mask the bitter taste of tea and to add a stronger umami taste into the blend. Fruit teas are fruit-flavoured tea drinks that add sweet, citrus flavours into the bitterness of tea, creating a more refreshing aftertaste into the drink. 

Over the years, a lot of milk tea joints have opened to cater to the different taste preferences of Filipinos. But because preference can vary from one person to another, one tea blend may work for some and but not for everyone. Taking this into consideration, True Blends The Strip Branch decided to embark on a milk tea store that allows customers to modify their tea drinks to their own liking. Although the store offers the usual sugar and ice level modifications, the store goes an extra mile with their teas served with a detachable lid cover so that customers who found their choice of sugar level to be unsatisfying can get their drinks corrected. 

But that isn’t all that True Blends The Strip Branch offers. With the store’s reasonable pricing, milk tea lovers can get their daily dose of milk tea for as low as 50 php with a free pearl add-on and a complimentary sandwich for as low as 45php. Even the store’s known bestsellers, the cheese cloud series can be availed for less 100php. Because of the affordable pricing, the store allows its customers a regular refuge from the summer heat and helps its consumers acquire the health benefits of tea. 

Not a tea-drinker? True Blends The Strip Branch also offers non-tea beverages such as its yakult series consisting of yakult-blended drinks and Italian sodas. And like any other cafĂ©, coffee and hot chocolate drinks are also available for customers to enjoy. Feeling hungry? Customers don’t have to worry about an empty stomach as the store also serves sausages with many sauces to choose from and a variety of sandwiches from the ordinary TLC (tomatoes, lettuce, cheese) sandwich to the unique peanut butter-banana sandwich. 

As a newly opened milk tea store, True Blends The Strip Branch is very active in its Facebook fanpage as it seeks to encourage people to enjoy the goodness of tea. By liking the fanpage, the store provides its fans information about their current and future promos and perks to keep the milk tea love on the high. And as a celebration for their soft opening last April 6, 2013, the store is offering all its customers a FREE DRINK UPGRADE until April 13, 2013, providing a perfect opportunity for first-time customers to try True Blend’s signature drinks.

True Blends The Strip Branch is located along Ortigas Ave., Pasig City right beside The Medical City to cater to both commuters and passers-by as well as to the regular employees within the area. It is the perfect venue for people who are in need of a refreshing break from walking in the burning summer heat. 

True Blends The Strip 2C The Strip Commercial Complex 
Ortigas Ave., Pasig City 

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Twitter: @trublendsstrip

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Photo Ready Giveaway: Bloggers Wanted

Photo Ready Giveaway Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: Canon EOS REBEL T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera Prize Package {RV$950+}
Event dates: 4/23 - 5/14

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