Showing posts from August, 2014

PLDT lauds ‘unbreakable spirit’ of PH enterprises amid challenging times

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges to industries around the world. With mobility restrictions in place, business owners had to rethink their operations and adjust to navigate the uncertainties in the new normal. Although some companies were able to adapt and seamlessly shift to the new norm, the process was not easy with many struggling with financial losses and temporary business closures. A survey from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released September last year reported that the Philippine economy experienced the worst impacts of the pandemic. The Philippines logged the highest number of business closures and layoffs among its peers in Southeast Asia. Despite that, Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP and Head of PLDT & Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups, said that resilience is one of the core values that helped businesses conquer the challenges of the pandemic. This ‘unbreakable spirit’ of enterprises allowed them to embr

[Press Release] Family Finances Workshop (Sept. 20, 2014)

If we only had to look out for ourselves in this world, then managing our money would be easy, but the truth is we don’t. We all live in a household – some with their parents, some with their own families and other live with both. With our limited resources and endless needs, it is important that families learn to work together in order to ensure a bright and secure financial future. It takes a certain amount of planning and a lot of cooperation from the rest of the family. So where do we start? Sign up for Ready to Be Rich: Family Finances and learn how manage and balance your family’s budget today! This workshop is for: • Couples who are finding it hard to budget their income to sustain the needs of their family. • Breadwinners who are taking care of their parents, or involved in elder care at home. • Single parents who are finding it hard to achieve work-life balance. • Newlyweds who would like to know how to become financially independent from their parents. •

Setting Up for a Party

It's a tiring task prepping for a birthday party, or any kind of party specially when you do it your own. I love to party, but I wanted to do it with my personal touch. I prepare all the foods, decors and everything. But when it comes to huge party preparations, I asked for some help from my relatives and friends. When the number of guests exceeds 20, it's time for me to do the renting out of tables and chairs. Good thing is that when you rent out, they already provide sets of table cloth for the table. I just hope that they have this kind of cloth,  a spandex fitted stretch tablecloth  to look more elegant despite the simplicity.

Palawan Governor and Mutya ng Palawan 2014 highlighted 7th Cuyonon Baragatan.

Palawan Governor Jose Pepito Alvarez(middle) with Mutya ng Palawan 2006 Nikka Dedicatoria and reigning Mutya ng Palawan Mariel Dedicatoria. OVER a hundred Cuyunons attended this year’s Cuyunon Baragatan held last August 23, 2014 at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City. This 7 th year affair is an annual convention of Cuyunons base in Metro Manila and in overseas as well.   Palawan Governor Jose Pepito Alvarez serves this year’s keynote speaker. In his speech, Alvarez cited his efforts for the province and his forthcoming projects, he announce that Balabac could be the next Maldives due to its potential to tourism. To support this claim Alvarez announces that it’s a plan of his administration to put up International Airport in Balabac to boost its tourism potential.   But not only in Balabac that he will build airports, accordingly there is four Airports with international and regional access that is soon to be place in Palawan. This includes the one in Coron, San

Xperia C3: ProSelfie Smartphone

Sony now introduces a smartphone that is really pro-selfie. 5 MP, wide-angle front camera with LED flash and real-time selfie apps. Never miss a selfie moment with the Xperia C3. The Xperia C3 is a Quad-core Android phone with a 5 MP front camera with soft LED flash and a 25 mm wide-angle lens, designed specifically for selfies. Get a friend to make you laugh and use the smile detection feature on your Xperia C3 to capture your genuine fun side. No need to press a button, just smile. Not in a smiley mood? Then just be natural and use the handy camera button on the side of the phone to snap yourself reading a book, sipping a coffee or chatting to a friend. Fitting all your friends in a group shot can be a challenge – someone always gets cropped out. The Xperia C3, with its ultra wide-angle lens (25mm, 80 degrees) makes taking group pics easy. No need to get an arm extension, just capture that magic moment with all your friends in the shot. With amazing image quality on its

Solaire Job Caravan 2014

Solaire Resorts and Casino NEEDS YOU! Be a game changer. Be a Solaire Team Member. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES GAMING* Table Games Dealer (270) Slots Casino Technician (3) VIP Services Airport Manager (1) Executive Host (8) VIP Host (35) Mandarin-Speaking Airport Host (3) Reservation Representative, with OPERA system background (12) Ground Stewardess (2) Casino Marketing Bus. Dev’t. Manager for Clark (3) Bus. Dev’t. Manager for Cebu (3) Bus. Dev’t. Manager for Davao (3) Senior Analyst, Casino Marketing (3) Analyst, Casino Marketing (3) Events & Promotions Coordinator (3) Production Coordinator (3) Bus. Dev’t. Associate for Clark (5) Bus. Dev’t. Associate for Cebu (5) Bus. Dev’t. Associate for Davao (5) HOTEL Culinary Assistant Executive Steward (1) All-Day Dining Jr. Sous Chef (1) Cook 1 (4) Demi Chef (5) Garden Café Sous Chef (1) Chef de Partie (3) Main Kitchen/Butchery Sous Chef/Jr. Sous Sausage Maker (1) VIP & Chinese Junket Res

[Press Release] A Child Is Born: A Breastfeeding And Newborn Care Workshop (Sept. 27)

Manila Workshops, together with Best For Families, Inc, Unilab and Stemcord Philippines, Inc. present another milestone First Time Parents workshop entitled  A Child Is Born: A Breastfeeding And Newborn Care Workshop . This session takes place on September 27, 2014, 1:00PM to 5:00PM at #29 1st St., New Manila Quezon City. Join this workshop and learn the basics on baby milestones, newborn baby care and breastfeeding from two distinguished speakers, Dr. Milette P. Romero and Ms. Joyce Martinez. Dr. Milette P. Romero  is a practicing pediatrician who graduated from the UST College of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics at the Department of Pediatrics, East Avenue Medical Center, Diliman, Quezon City, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Resident of the North Integrated Residency Training Program during her Senior Year of Residency Training. She was also named Assistant Chief Resident of the Department of Pediatrics at the East Avenue Medical Center during her final year of trai

Palawan’s Chaolong now available in Quezon City.

A Long time ago, Puerto Princesa City became a sanctuary for Vietnamese people who sail away through seas from their homeland to avoid the unbearable war, some of it landed in the shore land of Palawan to its capital. It became their shelter for many years, and in return they introduce to the Palawenyos their famous cuisine, the French Bread Sandwich and the Chaolong. In early 90’sit became a huge cottage industry in the City that no major intersection you can’t find a Chaolong house. Chao-long has its two variety, the Pork (Buto-Buto) noodles and Beef Stew that is commercially available.  It is fascinating because of its ingredients that most Filipinos find it uncommon for noodles, like the rice strands noodles, monggo sprouts, carrots, eucalyptos leaves, and its unique soup and seasonings. Chaolong somehow became a staple food for Palawenyo’s and a relief after hard drinking session. There are attempts in the past to some businessman to bring Chaolong in Manila, but due to

3 Ways to Maintain a Happy, Long-Lasting Marriage

Wise words from a wise man. Jeff Bridges has been married to his wife Susan for nearly four decades, all while working in an industry known for its failed marriages: Hollywood. So it makes sense that Thursday, while doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything, the Academy Award winner was questioned about his secret to marital success. "I read that you've been married to your wife since 1977. To what do you  attribute the success of your marriage in an industry notoriously hard on relationships?" the redditor asked. In response, Bridges revealed three ways to maintain a happy, long-lasting marriage. 1. Loving someone means supporting them. "This industry is tough on relationships. I've always thought that my wife should have a credit up alongside mine, because I couldn't do what I do without her support. And like the questioner asked, or said, we've been married since 1977, we knew each other for 2 years before that, so she's been able to do all these fil

Pinnochio, The Children Musical now at Onstage from August 16 to Dec 14, 2014.

THE Well-loved Italian Children classic story of Pinnochio is now making a return in Philippine Theater, brought to you by Repertory Philippines as part of their 22 years of producing musicals for children of all ages.   Play open last August 16 until Dec 14 at Greenbelt Onstage Theater in Makati City. During the Press launch last Aug 12, Joy Virata, Artistic Director of Repertory and the Director of this year’s Pinnochio said, that nothing has change overall in terms of set, costumes, and even the story. There are only some minor changes with the arrangement in terms of music. They basically preserve this famous children literature written in 1881 by Carlo Collodi with the adaptation and lyrics from Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy of Prince Street Players, LTD.   Repertory first staged Pinnochio in 1996 and in 2004. The beloved tale of life size puppet created by caring puppet maker Geppetto who long wish to have a son is granted by a blue fairy, but Pinnochio disobey his fathe