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Saturday, March 2, 2013

PMAP: 50th PMAP Annual Conference


PMAP: 50th PMAP Annual Conference
Calling all PMAP Members and soon to be Members: 

The People Management Association of the Philippines invites you to the 50th PMAP Annual Conference happening on September 25 to 27, 2013 at the Philippine International Convention Center

Theme: Global Opportunities. Leaping Forward. Defying Limits.
The global economic landscape is seeing a new dawn, with Asia as its center and the Philippines, its sweet spot. The turnaround could not have come at a more opportune time. A young Filipino workforce is raring to go and governance is breaking through a renaissance of accountability and transparency. The message is unequivocal: We are open for business! It’s all systems go.

This year’s Annual Conference recognizes that challenge: we are at the center of Global Opportunities. But more than recognizing that reality, we see it as our mandate. There’s no other way but to seize these possibilities. We are now at the brink of living our dreams and imaginings. There are no excuses. This time, we have to make it work!

The horizon has opened up and all eyes are on the Philippines as the world’s new economic tiger. The ball’s on our court and the challenge is to leap forward. We can no longer afford to move at our current pace. Catch-up, leapfrog… that is what we should do. But to realize this, we need to defy limits, break free from our self-imposed restrictions that used to define who we are and what we can do.


As we usher in this golden year of the PMAP Annual Conference, we take stock of the rich mine of ideas in our sharing and learning community. Fifty years of thought leadership, advocacy and camaraderie. A story that in this milestone year turns into our quest for GOLD.

We EXPLORE the terrain as we paint the global economic landscape, create strategies, and search for talent. We MINE our collective experience as we extract issues, build consensus, and crystallize our advocacies. We REFINE our practice as we re-examine functional HR competencies. We SMELT the ore of our skills as we deep-dive into focused workshops to forge proficiency, mastery, and leadership. And we SHOWCASE best practices in HR and people management as we celebrate models and successes.



This is our promise:


  • three full days of learning
  • plenary sessions with topnotch global, regional, and local leaders
  • concurrent workshops and sessions on a wide array of HR topics encompassing various learning needs
  • advocacy and thought leadership sessions designed to crystallize PMAP's position on burning issues of the day
  • satellite conferences on HR focus areas of special interest and concern
  • structured networking sessions designed to maximize professional and personal network building
  • the biggest HR exposition ever!
  • a spectacular awards night
  • various fellowship events

This is the 50th PMAP Annual Conference!

Global Opportunities. Leaping Forward. Defying Limits.


Plains and Prints Spring Summer Preview in Trinoma


TRINOMA AND RED DOT LAOAG: Plains and Prints Spring Summer Preview on March 1-3, 2013
Plains and Prints would like to request the honor of your presence at their Spring Summer Preview on March 1-3, 2013 at the ground Floor at Trinoma and Red Dot Laoag. 

For more information, kindly like them on Facebook: Plainsandprints and follow them on twitter: @plainsandprints.
                       
SUMMER SOIREE

A collection of dresses in vivid pastels and pretty pinks perfect for a summer party or any special collection.


 
NEUTRAL GRAPHITE
Cosmopolitan chic in neutral tones of black, white and gray.  Classic styles with a twist. Mix it up with your summer wardrobe to update your look.

POSITONI COLLECTION       
The Colors of the Amalfi coast in fresh pastels. The Collection is inspired by seaside resort with touches of crotchet and feminine lace. Mint and orange are key colors.


Friday, March 1, 2013

INTRODUCING THE BAG WITH A TASK: BagsGo Reusable Bags


INTRODUCING THE BAG WITH A TASK: BagsGo Reusable Bags
 
My environmentalist friends especially Ate Dindin and Cathy will be grinning from ear to ear when they read this post. Let’s face it we are all scared of losing the only planet we have. Slowly, we are becoming more eco-aware, and we’re doing whatever small thing we can to save the Earth. This is exactly what this new, revolutionary reusable bag is trying to do: HELP YOU HELP SAVE MOTHER EARTH.
   
Aptly named BagsGo The bag with a task is created with lightweight RIPSTOP fabric used to make parachutes. I am happy when I learned that it is also tear and water resistant BagsGo is completely washable, durable and most importantly, 100% REUSABLE: BagsGo Reusable bags are the perfect alternative to plastic bags, and can be used in various ways. And for every BagsGo sold, a percentage goes to a foundation that supports ethical stewardship of the environment. So not only are you helping to save the Earth, you are also funding an organization to continue doing the same.
   
You are not only a good Filipino but a person with a task.  You can lead by example by simply using recyclable bags like BagsGo. Grab one now at the nearest Fully Booked outlet, Sesou Nature stores, or order online at zalora.com.
   
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013


‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013
 
Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) officially opens the summer season with the Cebu leg of its 2013 “Ginuman Fest” concert series on March 1, 2013 (Friday) at the Cebu Coliseum.
Cebuanos can look forward to sizzling hot performances from Ginebra San Miguel endorsers The Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Kenyo, Jhong “sample king” Hilario, Georgina Wilson, and Solenn Heussaff.
The bands will dish out their greatest hits as culled from their impressive catalogues of full-length studio albums, along with covers of current chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown hits.
GSMI brand ambassadors Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Dingdong Dantes will also be gracing the other “Ginuman Fest” legs nationwide.

Cebuanos also stand a chance to win raffle prizes amounting to P100,000 in each leg of the series.

GSMI liquor products such as Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Light, GSM Blue Flavors, Premium Gin, Gran Matador Brandy, Antonov Vodka as well as Magnolia beverages will be made  available at all the venues.

“Ginuman Fest” will be held at the following locations on:

March 9, 2013 -  Antipolo  
March 16, 2013 -Pampanga  
March 22, 2013 -Santiago, Isabela 
April 12, 2013 -  Kalibo, Aklan 
April 19, 2013 -  Dasmariñas, Cavite 
April 26, 2013 -  Lipa, Batangas 
May 17, 2013  -  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya 
May 24, 2013 -   Lucena, Quezon 
May 31, 2013 -   Naga, Camarines Sur 
June 8, 2013  -   Metro Manila.

“Ginuman Fest” is GSM’s way of thanking its millions of kalahi for making its flagship product, Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin. Ginebra San Miguel was introduced in 1834 and will be celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2014.


Monday, February 25, 2013

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS


AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS

I'll be writing in Filipino because today, February 25, 2013, is the 27th year anniversary of the Edsa Revolution Day.

Napansin ko na lalong tumaas ang istatistika ng mga nadidisgrasya sa paggamit ng motorsiklo. Minsan ay may nadaanan pa ako na mga motor na durog durog dahil sa aksidente. Na labis na nakalulungkot.

Ilang bagay na napansin ng aking kaibigan na maaaring nagiging dahilan kung bakit nagkakaroon ng disgrasya ang mga motor:

1. Mahilig gumitgit sa mga sasakyan kahit wala sila sa tamang linya. Mamang nag momotorsiklo, may blind spot po na tinatawag kapag nagmamaneho ng sasakyan huwag kayong biglang susulpot na lang kasi po may posibilidad na baka hindi kayo mapansin ng driver ng sasakyan.

2. Karamihan ay nakaitim na super duper hindi nakikita pagka may kadiliman ang daan. Pwede rin siguro, kayong mag dikit ng sticker na glow in the dark o ng umiilaw na ilaw sa inyong helmet o likod na bahagi ng inyong jacket para maiwasan ang disgrasya.


3. Tumatawid ang ibang pasaway na motorista ng pahalang imbes na umikot sa tamang tawiran. Kung pwede lang po sana ay tumawid kayo sa tamang tawiran para hindi kayo madisgrasya o mkadisgrasya.

Nawa'y magsilbing aral ang suggestions ng aking kaibigan para maiwasan ang disgrasya. Be safe everyone.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

NOEL CABANGON: Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching


NOEL CABANGON: Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching
The song that left a mark on everybody's heart is now a book. I am one of the lucky Filipinos to be invited at yesterday's book launching of "Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino" by Noel Cabangon.

In the past, I had witnessed several of his live performances. I am proud to tell everyone that I really idolize Sir Noel Cabangon. Not only because Noel Cabangon is an excellent songwriter/composer and singer but also because he is a good Filipino.
If you have not heard this song before, then let me share the video and the lyrics of the song to you now. Enjoy!
                            
Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino
by Noel Cabangon


Ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin

Tumatawid ako sa tamang tawiran
Sumasakay ako sa tamang sakayan
Pumipila at ‘di nakikipag-unahan
At ‘di ako pasiga-siga sa lansangan

Bumababa’t nagsasakay ako sa tamang sakayan (Nagbababa ako sa tamang babaan)
‘di nakahambalang parang walang pakiaalam
Pinagbibigyan kong mga tumatawid sa kalsada
Humihinto ako ‘pag ang ilaw ay pula


[chorus]

‘pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin

‘Di ako nagongotong o nagbibigay ng lagay
Ticket lamang ang tinatanggap kong ibinibigay
Ako’y nakatayo doon mismo sa kanto
At ‘di nagtatago sa ilalim ng puno

‘Di ako nagkakalat ng basura sa lansangan
‘Di bumubuga ng usok ang aking sasakyan
Inaayos ko ang mga kalat sa basurahan
Inaalagaan ko ang ating kapaligiran


[repeat chorus]

Lagi akong nakikinig sa aking mga magulang
Kaya’t pag-aaral ay aking pinagbubutihan
‘di ako gumagamit ng bawal na gamot
O kaya’y tumatambay at sa eskwela’y ‘di pumapasok

Ipinagtatanggol ko ang aking karangalan
‘pagkat ito lamang ang tangi kong kayamanan
‘di ko ibinebenta ang aking kinabukasan
Ang boto ko’y aking pinahahalagahan


[repeat chorus]

Ako’y isang tapat at totoong lingkod ng bayan
Pabor o lagay ay ‘di ko pinapayagan
Tapat ang serbisyo ko sa mamamayan
‘Di ko ibinubulsa ang pera ng bayan

Ipinagtatanggol ko ang mamamayang Pilipino
Mga karapatan nila’y kinikilala ko
Iginagalang ko ang aking kapwa tao
Ipinaglalaban ko ang dangal ng bayan ko.


[repeat chorus twice]

Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino


"Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino" book by Noel Cabangon is available at all branches of National Bookstore Nationwide for only Php 69.95. Super mura. Go, bili na! Napakainam na pangregalo lalo na sa mga bata. The book will help inculcate good values in our children.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

YOSHINOYA: Gyudon Eating Contest Grand Winners


YOSHINOYA: Gyudon Eating Contest Grand Winners
All challengers were given fifteen (15) minutes to dig in and stuff themselves with the world’s best-selling Gyudon(beef) from Yoshinoya. Everybody had a hard time chomping down the heavy rice meal topped with thin slices of sumptuous beef. Some challengers are on the verge of tears as they tried to outdo one another. Our fellow blogger, Florencio Jusay Jr., grand winner of the media challenge, shared that on his third bowl, he was already crying. The grand winner eat the Gyudon while standing up. He remained standing even after the contest but I admire all of them because the challengers fought until the end as they flipped one bowl after another as many and as fast as they could. The top three finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight of leftovers after the allotted time were declared winners at the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Challenge today, February 23, 2013. The Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Challenge is now on its fourth year.
The Grand Winner of the exciting Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest won for himself the grand prize of Php 100,000 pesos, beating 28 other contestants at the New Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, Philippines. He consumed eight ( 8 ) bowls of Yoshinoya Beef Gyudon.
Second prize winner is Justin Cardano. He won Php 50,000 pesos. I told him that I remember him from Chef Noodles Ddukbokki (떡볶이) Eating Challenge where he emerged as last year's grand winner.
 
The third prize winner got Php 25,000 pesos.
Our fellow blogger, Florencio Jusay Jr. or FPJ as we fondly call him, won Php 30,000 pesos for beating Romel Balbin of UNTV, DJ Totoy Bato of Yes FM, and Rusty Roman of Dyaryo Ngayon at the Gyudon Eating Contest for Media. FPJ's record is a total of 6 bowls which he finished in 15 minutes :)
 
Congratulations everyone! Don't sleep yet, try to walk first! (Jalan Jalan).
At the weekly qualifying rounds which happened last January 21 to February 15, 2013, the participants only had 5 minutes to finish the most number of Gyudon. They tripled the time during the finals and got a record-breaking 8 bowls. Each of the non-winning participants was given a consolation prize of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificate.


BLUE WATER DAY SPA:Introduces New Endorsers


BLUE WATER DAY SPA: Introduces New Endorsers
The Chinese New Year 2013 ushers new endorsers for Blue Water Day Spa. A media launch was held at the Palawan Ballroom of Edsa Shangri-La hotel last February 19, 2013. Handsome Aljur Abrenica, Cute Ian Batherson and Sexy Iya Villania were launched as the new endorsers for Blue Water Day Spa (BWDS). 
Leading the pack is Aljur Abrenica who probably possesses one of the sexiest bodies in showbiz, not to mention a captivating smile :-). He doesn't need to say anything. His charm says it all.
 
He told everyone that a soothing massage is all he needs to rejuvenate, rest and relax.
 
Aljur shared that in the past, his friends would always invite him to BlueWater Day Spa because they love going there.
  
Aljur said,"Now that I’m one of the endorsers of BlueWater Day Spa, I will be the one inviting them to try the spa services at BlueWater Day Spa.
 
Aljur plans to bond with his family and friends at the BlueWater Day Spa movie theater massage. You see, it is BlueWater Day Spa the first in the world to bring a movie theater massage experience to the people. They have a Blue-ray quality projector, surround sound, amazing La-Z-Boy chairs and of course, a personal masseuse. You’re guaranteed to have the most luxurious and most relaxing movie watching experience of your life!

Aljur added that his endorsement deal with BlueWater Day Spa could not have come at a better time as it helps him relax and de-stress especially now that he's in between projects. He said that he particularly loves the foot spa at BlueWater Day Spa. Aljur is very confident that once his family and friends enter this spa paradise, they will be in for an ultimate spa experience.
Iya Villania's favorite is the Athlete's massage. She prefers hard massage and would often request for the strongest masseuse at Blue Water Day Spa.



Ian loves to have a massage every now and then so it was a welcome surprise for him to be chosen as one of the spa’s endorsers. “BlueWater Day Spa and I have a really good relationship. I was already a fan of the spa even before I became an endorser. I enjoy their services and how therapists attend to your needs really well,” said Ian. “My personal favorite is the Aroma Chakra Massage. After the massage, I felt really good because it was very soothing. I also loved how the therapist talked about how chakra points in my body were healed using the stones.”



BlueWater Day Spa now has six (6) branches strategically located in the following areas:
  1. Ortigas
  2. Makati
  3. Eastwood
  4. Capitol Hills
  5. Tomas Morato 
  6. Cotabato City

Plunge into a world of wholeness at BlueWater Day Spa. Aljur, Ian and Iya all agree that a visit to the spa takes them on both physical and emotional healing. So, what are you waiting for? Go and visit any of the BlueWater Day Spa branches near you.


BlueWater Day Spa is open for franchising. For more information about BlueWater Day Spa, please log on to www.bluewaterdayspa.com


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