Philippine Veterans Bank donates funds to save Bataan Death March markers

On its 30th Anniversary, the Philippine Veterans Bank raised funds for the maintenance of Bataan Death March historical markers that had been destroyed, uprooted, and neglected due to drainage and other road projects.

Bikers from Bataan, Pampanga, Tarlac and nearby provinces pedaled along the route traversed by the country’s heroes. The “Ride for Valor” a non-competitive 160 kilometers long bike ride raised close to P50,000 pesos and monetary pledges for the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME) to save our heroes’ historical markers so that we may remember their sacrifice. The funds will be turned over to FAME, a non-government organization that maintains the kilometer markers of the Bataan Death March from
Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 3 gave an assurance that they will find suitable relocation sites for historical markers that will be affected by any road projects of the department. DPWH have likewise repainted the historical markers along the Bataan Death March route. “We would like to thank all the bikers, sponsors, private corporations and LGU partners for their invaluable support to the recently concluded Ride for Valor. Special thank to DPWH Region 3 led by Regional Director Roseller Tolentino for their quick action and clarification about the Death March Markers along national roads that will be affected by road repairs,” said Mike Villa-Real, PVB first
vice president.

“Philippine Veterans Bank is committed to keeping the memory of our heroes alive in the hearts and minds of Filipinos, so that we may always remember their sacrifices for our country and our freedom,” added Villa-Real. The Death March markers serve as a reminder of the route taken by Filipino soldiers who defended the country against Japanese forces during World War II some 80 years ago. About 10,000 brave soldiers died along the route; many of the bodies were never identified or recovered.

Around 80,000 Filipino and American soldiers and prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese military to march 69 miles from Bataan to Tarlac during World War II.  Only some 54,000 persons reached the camp, and around 20,000 died due to starvation, dehydration, diseases, and the brutality of Japanese captors. 

For more information, visit http://www.veteransbank.com.ph .

AltoSuite Intensifies Technology Innovation in the Philippines

At the recently concluded CMAP  (Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines) Conference 2022 held at Edsa Shangri-La Manila in Mandaluyong, AltoSuite held a press briefing to formally announce its strong presence in the Philippines, as the first solution to deliver an intelligent, flexible and user-friendly application for  growing businesses working in the New Normal.

As CEO and Founder Vince Poon tells the media people : “The past 2 years changed our lives, and we observed a massive growth in E-Commerce especially in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines.

Working with one of the largest E-Commerce platforms, Lazada, made us see the hunger of new entrepreneurs and traditional Philippine businesses in digitizing their transactions to grow, upgrade and expand rapidly and quickly.”

AltoSuite caters to supply chains (transportation  companies, warehouses, and distribution of physical goods) and E-Commerce platforms such as Lazada and Shopee; offers 2 products namely order inventory system and warehouse management system, for a more efficient and effective E-Commerce implementation for online selling and warehouse management. As Solutions Consultant  Miss Ailene  Lopez emphasizes : “ this app is offering a solution, a HELP  for good customer experience, from status updating, tracking information,, shipment status, and  even in generating invoice. Thus ,AltoSuite  is giving a  lean and effective  way of  HELPING the customer in managing better  his  business operations.” (visit www.zhenhub,com , contact 09953101660 or 09178153189).

E-Commerce is booming, and AltoSuite is gearing up to be the Number 1 software solutions provider in the Philippines. Customization sets it apart from others, with a limitless software, and a very affordable price estimated at P539/month/customer. No wonder even the established companies and businesses are using AltoSuite app.

“Our system thrives because we are highly focused on operational levels for our customers, and we want to emphasize that customers and businesses in the Philippines are very important to us.” reiterates

Vince Poon. He shared his excitement as he talks to business owners everyday. And how his team  drove for 3 hours from the  office to the site to observe “how the company we visited , and each stakeholder ussS the different layers of our system, and how we can make their business run efficiently and effectively, thereby  further expand domestically and globally. “

Director of Operations Thomas Choy understands that “ in our daily operations, not all are good in IT,

so we take that into consideration, and we have a simple interface, very easy.”

Miss Ailene Lopez further explains  that the app’s user- friendly interface is really so straightforward, transparent, and not complicated. The key word for AllSuite is HELP the customer, and not to add pain of understanding the software itself.

AltoSuite has  a 24/7 chat support, email support, and once a customer signs a contract, he is assigned an account manager that attends to his queries. The Philippines is more into messenger, while international clients are more into whatsapp and wechat.

Mr. Poon assures  us of the highest level of data protection because “of our innate integrations with platforms like Amazon. Thus  we strictly adhere to data privacy policy. Especially in this day and age, people want to protect their privacy.”

As AltoSuite seeks domination in the Philippines, it is also working on ISO ( International  Organization for Standardization ) Accreditation before 2023.

Take Your Shot at Delta Lions Shooting Range

Many people fantasize about being in a thrilling action movie, fighting bad guys with precise gun shooting. However, guns should be handled responsibly, and carrying a handgun with you can be dangerous and not to mention illegal in some places. 

The good news is that you can live your action star fantasies in a safe and controlled environment. Located at Bocaue, Bulacan, Delta Lions Shooting Range is a renowned firing range that allows you to practice your shooting skills under the care and instruction of certified experts. 

Delta Lions Shooting Range has been used as the training ground for the mega-popular teleserye, Ang Probinsyano. Cardo Dalisay himself, actor Coco Martin, trained in their grounds to prepare for his iconic action show. In this popular gun range, you can walk in Cardo’s footsteps or practice shooting his shots. 

Moreover, Delta Lions Shooting Range is a preferred training ground for security guard agencies in the country. This demonstrates how effectively this venue hones one’s gun handling skills. 

There’s more to Delta Lions than a place to make your action star dreams come true. Training at a gun range like Delta Lions Shooting Range can help you enjoy many benefits. Here are some reasons why you should take your shot:

It improves your self-confidence. Practicing your marksmanship and seeing your progress can boost your self-esteem. There’s nothing quite as thrilling as hitting the bull’s eye of a tricky shot. When you’re more confident, you handle stressful situations better, and the only way to take your shooting skills to the next level is through practice, practice and practice. 

It increases your mental discipline. Much to the surprise of many, shooting sports require incredible mental discipline. You can sharpen your concentration and creative thinking when your eyes are on the target. 

It enhances your hand-eye coordination. Focusing on a target, aiming, and sending a bullet toward the 10-ring requires a tremendous amount of hand-eye coordination. When you become a skilled marksman, you can use your improved hand-eye coordination in other areas of your life.

It’s a welcome change of scenery. Most people have been stuck at home for the past two years, and now that pandemic restrictions are easing up, it’s the perfect time to go on an adventure and try something new. Delta Lions Shooting Range is located about 40 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the metro. You get to stimulate your senses and do something exciting like practicing social distancing. 

It broadens your social life. You meet people from all walks of life when you visit a shooting range. There are professional police officers looking for extra training, people looking to let out some stress, and even people who want to try something new. Ranges are a great place to meet new people and form bonds through your shared experience. It can also be motivating to see others perform at high levels. 

Best of all, practicing marksmanship at Delta Lions Shooting Range can be a great stress-relieving activity. If you’re looking to let out some steam and shoot your shot, you should schedule a visit to Delta Lions Shooting Range. 

For more information about Delta Lions Shooting Range check out Delta Lions Shooting Range on Facebook. 

Angkas: PH poised to leap forward in tech and start-up space in 2022

IMMAP DigiCon’s co-presenter, Angkas, draws the roadmap for the tech-enabled industries and players in the coming years. 

Manila, Philippines – Despite the global pandemic, the Philippines is poised to be one of five ASEAN countries to become tech powerhouses in the next fifteen years, according to the Center for Economics Business Research (CEBR).

Angkas CEO George Royeca, believes the country is ready for a big leap forward in the tech and startup sectors. These industries and their continuous growth in recent years will be the primary focus of this year’s IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022, which will be co-presented by Angkas, the leading motorcycle taxi and delivery platform.

Text Box: Angkas CEO George Royeca“While the pandemic has been the worst global crisis of the millennium undeniably opened new avenues for rapid growth in the country, particularly in the tech sector. Overnight, e-commerce, online payments, e-wallets, telemedicine, online gig employment, digital banks as well as delivery and logistics services experienced exponential growth which then had to be supported by faster internet speeds,” points out Royeca.

“The pandemic and the restricted mobility it necessitated primed the market in terms of tech literacy and a willingness to adopt tech-based solutions. There are products and services the market is ready for now that would not have been viable pre-pandemic, and that might have otherwise taken another 5-10 years for the country to be ready for,” adds Royeca. “We have had, and continue to have an ideal and unprecedented climate for both developing and funding tech startups. The kind of businesses that offer innovative products and services we couldn’t have even imagined pre-pandemic,” he concludes.

The road less trafficked 

Angkas was itself an innovation, far more unconventional than it seems on the surface. Motorcycle taxis were already in wide use for public transport all over the region at the time of Angkas’ inception in 2015. Despite the crippling traffic in Metro Manila and its staggering economic cost, motorcycle taxis were not a solution being considered by anyone at the time, because motorcycles had an appalling safety record. 

The Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System (MMARAS) Traffic Accident report for 2015 indicated that motorcycle accidents comprised 39.6% of all vehicular accidents and 33.6% of all fatal accidents in Metro Manila. In each case they were by far the single largest contributors. Filipino motorcycle riders were regarded as too undisciplined for such a service to be reasonably safe.

Angkas’ innovation was in actually believing that with training, motivation and support, Filipinos could be the backbone of a safe and professionalized app-enabled motorcycle taxi service. “We shoulder the training of all rider applicants, then we carefully select only the top 30%.  We also hold regular company events that serve as refreshers, and venues for more training in soft skills, and even things like anti-sexual harassment education,” explains Royeca. “The result is that after literally millions of rides booked, our safety record is 99.997%,” he concludes.

Sense of purpose, grit resilience

“I think the number one thing that potential startups should begin with is seeing the bigger picture: are you solving a real problem?” asks Royeca. “Any business venture is always going have a money-making aspect, but in this day and age, it is businesses that have an innate sense of purpose and that offer real solutions to real problems that are embraced by the public,” Royeca points out,

Royeca had specific advice to would-be startups on failure: “Don’t be afraid of failure or adversity, these build grit. As long as you are imbued with a sense of purpose, you will overcome failure and adversity and come out stronger, and with more grit.” 

In Angkas short history, they were ordered to cease operations twice, their rider pool was capped, and just when they seemed in the clear, the pandemic hit. Showing true resilience, it was then that Angkas launched a courier and buying assistant service, allowing more people to do errands and business safely from home. Angkas also formed a partnership with the Red Cross to assist with the delivery, and administration of COVID-19 test kits. When it became reasonably safe to do so, Angkas also offered free rides to medical frontliners. 

Co-creation Breeds Innovation

Community building begins when everyone contributes for the welfare of everyone, and that is exactly what resonated with Angkas to sign up and be a co-presenter for this year’s IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022, one of the most anticipated digital conferences in the industry which gathers professionals from marketing, advertising, and digital sectors to hear and learn from world-renowned and celebrated local keynote speakers.

Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) is an organization that works toward educating and providing the necessary digital tools for advertising and integrated marketing professionals to make better communication decisions. One such effort is the yearly DigiCon.

Royeca explains, “When you have a business that serves many, it is impossible to innovate without co-creation. Angkas would not have been possible without the coming together of technology innovations, government regulators, customers, and of course our rider partners, to create a “winnovation”, an innovation in which everyone has a stake, and in which everybody wins.”

From L to R: Brian Go (Angkas Chief Marketing Officer), Denise Haak (IMMAP DigiCon Co-Chair), Janelle Barretto (IMMAP DigiCon Ways & Means Head), and Trish Elamparo-Esteban (IMMAP DigiCon Co-Chair).

After two years of purely virtual connections, this year’s IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022 will finally bring back face-to-face networking through the DigiCon After-Hours, which will be held during the evenings across the city, promising to provide cocktails and entertainment, and allow delegates to physically reconnect with other industry players.

“I think what Angkas is excited about is this live interaction; a lot of the best collaborations and partnerships happen because of these more spontaneous, in-person things, and human interaction is what makes all the creativity and innovation grow more,” muses Royeca.

As co-presentor for this year’s IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022, Angkas hopes that this can be a great model to induce new SMEs in the tech and startup sector, while also introducing a community mindset that can hopefully solve daily problems for Filipinos.

DigiCon Valley 2022 is happening on October 10-14 from 9AM to 1PM PST using ViVYD platform, with all new tracks that tackle the different stages of innovation: Launchpad, Hypergrowth, Breakthrough, and Enterprise. 

This year’s prestigious keynote speakers include one of the most influential women in the world and Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington; Rappler Founder and the first Filipino Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa; internationally acclaimed marketing expert and academic, Mark Ritson; co-founder of Character ventures and Design Sprint inventor, Jake Knapp; and Global CMO of Dole Sunshine Company, Rupen Desai.

Buy tickets now and learn more about IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022 at www.digicon.com.ph and follow their social pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022 is co-presented by Angkas, and would like to thank Platinum Sponsors: Manulife Philippines, Share Treats, and TikTok; Gold Sponsors: Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, Grab Ads, Kroma Entertainment, McDonald’s Philippines and Meta Philippines; and Silver Sponsors: Digital Turbine, Hepmil Philippines, and Metrobank. 

A special thanks to IMMAP’s event partners: Creators and Influencers of the Philippines (CICP), Endeavor, and Kickstart Ventures.

Be an IMMAP Member today! To know more about IMMAP, please visit: www.immap.com.ph or contact us at:

connect@immap.com.ph

SMS/Viber (0917) 6310206 / (0918) 577 2357.

The Delicious Colors of L’or Noir at Sheraton Manila Bay

Sheraton Manila Bay paints the town black and gold as its newest concept outlet &More by Sheraton showcase the delicious flavors of kurobuta, ciders, and calvados with a one-night-only event entitled “L’or Noir” on September 29, 2022, starting at 7 PM onwards.
L’or Noir is a French word that translates to Black Gold. The event pays homage to the
complimentary colors Black (Noir) and Gold (Or) inspired by the color of Kurobuta Pork known as “black hog” and the golden sparkles of Ciders and Calvados which are extracted from apples.


For only Php 1,100++ per person, diners will enjoy five (5) beverages selection including our
very own cocktail concoction Cider Fizz and Normandy Spritz and a gourmet platter of six (6) Kurobuta cuisine meticulously prepared by our culinary team.
The event will feature premium Kurobuta pork from Esguerra Kurobuta Farm transformed into savory epicurean platter of Calvado Braised Pork Tortellini, Wellington made of Pork Loin,

Mushroom Duxelle, Puff Pastry, and Calva Jus, Cider Barbeque Ribs, Kurobuta Terrine, Cuban- Style Slow Roasted Pork, and Grilled Flank Brochette. To complement the delicate flavors of kurobuta, our pastry chef prepared a decadent line-up of desserts infused with ciders and calvados including Apple Calvados Verrine, Cognac Chocolate Cremeux, Apple Cider Brandy Crème Brule Kurobuta is a type of pork that comes from Berkshire, England often referred to as “the wagyu of pork”. The name “Kurobuta is a Japanese word which means “black pig/hog” which alludes to the distinctive colors of the pigs. Kurobuta are heritage breed that are highly prized due to its flavor, marbling, and tenderness.
L’or Noir is part of &More #DiscoveryMoments, a series of curated dining event that allows
epicurean diners to explore various flavors and tastes from premium partner brands transformed into culinary experiences by our seasoned culinary team. The event also celebrates the 75 years of French-Filipino diplomatic relations and will be showcase wines originating from the Loire Valley Region and calvados from Normandy.

Sheraton Manila Bay

M. Adriatico corner General Malvar Sts., Malate, Manila
T +632 5318 0788 F +632 8536 6220
http://www.sheratonmanilabay.com

Diners will also enjoy performances from talented local artists and shall enjoy access to “Deux: In Contrast” painting exhibition featuring select works of contemporary artist Sam Penaso and Nicole Asares

&More by Sheraton is located in the Main Lobby of Sheraton Manila Bay, M. Adriatico cor. Gen Malvar Sts. Malate. For reservations please call +632 5318 0788 or
email reservations.manilabay@sheraton.com. Like us on Facebook and Instagram
@sheratonmanilabay and Twitter at @sheratonmnlbay. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.sheratonmanilabay.com.

DUTY FREE PHILPPINES TO CELEBRATE WORLD TOURISM DAY

State owned Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) shall join in the celebration of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Day 2022 under the theme “Rethinking Tourism”.

DFPC believes in the World Tourism Day’s goal of recognizing the opportunities that tourism has brought and continues to bring as well as the realization that the world cannot go back to the old ways after the pandemic, hence the call to “Rethink Tourism”.  Duty Free Philippines, as a travel retailer, heavily relies on tourism. “The halt in travel and tourism due to the pandemic has greatly affected our operations; and the continuing shift in consumer trends and behavior has also led us to “rethink” our strategies”, said DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala.

DFPC would like to celebrate with the world as it begins to open up armed with the lessons of the pandemic. The crisis made us stronger and more resilient. Now we would like to show our loyal patrons that Duty Free Philippines is still standing and shall not waver in its commitment of serving the Duty Free shopping needs of international travelers and tourists,” Angala added.

To celebrate the World Tourism Day, DFPC has prepared several activities. A short program for its partners in the travel industry, top travel tour operators and tour guides, shall be held at Luxe Duty Free in Pasay City on  September 27, 2022 to present the agency’s enhanced Tour Group Program.  DFP’s flagship Fiestamall store in Paranaque City shall offer discounts of up to 50% on several participating brands/categories.  Customers at DFP’s Manila airport stores will receive special gifts once they proceed to the Fiestamall to continue their “pasalubong” shopping (proof of purchase required).

To learn more about the DFP’s World Tourism Day celebration, call 0285524359 or visit facebook.com/dutyfreephils. 

This holiday season, CityDanse Academy presents the magical Christmas ballet tradition

At CityDanse Academy (CDA), we honor our rich artistic heritage as we continue to push the boundaries of dance.

CityDanse Academy is composed of professional dancers representing the highest caliber of talent. We present a broad repertoire, including timeless classical ballets, neo-classical ballets, contemporary, jazz and dancesports.

CityDanse Academy is more than just a school, we are a community that helps aspiring artists in pursuing their dreams. Whether your passion is ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern dance, hip hop or dancesport, you will find a class that meets your needs. We have great mentors for all ages and skill levels from 2 years old to adult. 

This holiday season, CityDanse Academy presents the magical Christmas ballet tradition for all the family. The Nutcracker is a timeless ballet story all over the world, with professional dance companies and schools doing their own version. Hence, CDA sets out to bring back the Christmas tradition with its own rendition.

Slip away into the warm drawing room of the Silberhaus family and watch as Clara’s surroundings transform before your eyes. From the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the snow, the land of the sweets and to the fight scene between the good and bad — this classical ballet will delight the audiences.

Gather your family and friends and embark on a journey to a dreamworld where bravery and imagination save the day. Join us as we continue a holiday tradition!

Reserve your ticket through CityDanse Academy’s official Facebook and Instagram pages or call 0917 2726893 . We also welcome Brand Partners and Sponsors. To know more about the packages, please contact PMCM Events Management at 0917 8344978.

Leonor Will Never Die

Leonor Will Never Die is produced by Arkeofilms and Anima.
This is the first fiction feature of 29-year old Martika Ramirez Escobar.
It won the Sundance Jury Award for Innovative Spirit in 2022 for the World Dramatic
Competition. The opening film of Cinemalaya 2022 and the closing film of the
Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness Section.

Written and Directed by
Martika Ramirez Escobar

Starring
Sheila Francisco
Bong Cabrera
Rocky Salumbides
Anthony Falcon
Producers
Monster Jimenez
Mario Cornejo
Executive Producers
Aurora Oreta
Martika Ramirez Escobar
Quark Henares
Director of Photography
Carlos Mauricio
Production Designer
Eero Yves S. Francisco
Editor
Lawrence S. Ang
Music

Alyana Cabral and Pan De Coco
Sound Designer
Corinne De San Jose

2022
Sundance Film Festival | Jury Award for Spirit of Innovation
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) | Special Jury Mention
Center for Asian American Media Festival | Centerpiece Narrative Award Winner
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival | Special Jury Mention, Narrative Feature

Closing Film, Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness Program
Finalist for Main Competition, Melbourne International Film Festival
Finalist for Main Competition, Istanbul Film Festival
Nominated for Best Film, Screenplay and New Director
Opening film and Philippine premiere, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival


ARKEOFILMS
Arkeofilms is an independent film production company based in Manila since 2000. They
support filmmakers with a strong vision and produce strange and curious work that inspire
discourse.


ANIMA
Manila-based independent entertainment studio ANIMA (formerly Globe Studios) is known to
be creator-focused and bold in its content since 2016. ANIMA is strategically affiliated with
the Globe Telecom Group, the Philippines’ leading telecommunications provider. ANIMA is
behind award winning titles ‘LSS Last Song Syndrome’ (Osaka Asian Film Festival), ‘Dead
Kids’ (the first Filipino Netflix Original), ‘Whether the Weather is Fine’ (Jury Prize Winner
2021 Locarno Film Festival, ‘OTJ: The Missing 8’ (Volpi Cup for Best Actor Award 2021
Venice Film Festival) and ‘Leonor Will Never Die’ (Sundance Film Festival 2022 Jury Award
for Spirit of Innovation).

Synopsis

Leonor Reyes was once a major player in the Filipino film industry after creating a string of
successful action films, but now her household struggles to pay the bills. When she reads an
advertisement looking for screenplays, Leonor begins tinkering with an unfinished script
about the quest of young, noble Ronwaldo, forced to avenge his brother’s murder at the
hand of thugs. While her imagination provides some escape from reality, she goes all-in after an accident involving a television knocks her out, sends her into a coma, and transports her inside the incomplete movie. Now Leonor can play out her wildest dreams firsthand and discover the perfect ending to her story.

“With her feature film debut, writer-director Martika Ramirez Escobar expresses a joyous
love for cinema through the film’s irreverent form and the wide-eyed, endearing lead
performance from Sheila Francisco. Ramirez Escobar concocts a winning mixture of zany
misadventures, awesome period re-creations, and self-reflective storytelling while grounding
the story in the genuine emotions of a family suddenly torn apart.”

— Sundance Programmers

World Travel Expo Philippines 2022 has a new home in Okada Manila

Set your next Asian Adventure destinations at World Travel Expo Philippines 2022

World Travel Expo Philippines 2022 has found a new home at the Okada Manila. Set your next Asian Adventure destinations at World Travel Expo Philippines 2022 as Okada Manila is the next venue to open doors, check those bucket list, and head to your next family or friends adventure with your loved ones.

Where great stories begin, Okada is the jewel of the entertainment city. With its 42-hectares of scenic ocean front, you will definitely love this place from sunrise to sunset. Masterly crafted 5-star hotel, Okada Manila brings you the best hotel experience has to offer.


The 6th World Travel Expo is happening on October 21 to 23 at Okada Manila from 10am to 7pm

Stay, play, dine and relax – it’s all under one roof and there is that spacious parking space for you, your friends and family.


The 6th World Travel Expo, a long time annual event sets foot in one of the most luxurious hotels, Okada Manila giving longing travelers the comfort of a five star hotel that offers spacious free parking, shuttle rides to and from designated pick-up points, and all in one shopping and restaurant experience that you need not get out in one building, be it a superhot sunny or wet rainy day.

The 6th World Travel Expo has been offering best destination packages for the top cities in Asia where travelers and tourist alike, you can avail of one-time offers that will blow your mind away. Be sure that you’re ready to purchase all those offers since they will go away so fast you will only regret not deciding on time.

Before going to the 6th World Travel Expo Philippines 2022, here’s a checklist that you will need to have before your next flight. In case you don’t have it, you can avail of them in the event.

PASSPORT -Your passport should not be 6 months near expiration when you have a travel plan or a wish list for a travel destination. Find out VISA FREE destination

CASH – As the saying goes, CASH is King. This is true since you will never know the congestion during the time you will be availing tickets. Bring just enough that you are willing to spend.

Credit cards – next to cash, creditcards would be the replacement. Make sure you have the creditline ready before going to this event

e-Wallets – like GCash, Maya have been gaining traction and has 5x more users than creditcards. Airlines, Hotels and Transportation have honored e-payments

Travel plan – secure a travel plan from your travel agent. A tour guide can be the best relaxing and safe alternative especially for first timers. There will be a lot of tour packages ready for you. Check out also local festivities happening all year round for your travel destination so you will have a clearer idea on what you are going to see in the Country of choice.

Luggage – always have a luggage with wheels especially if you will be running from one place to another. Anything rolling is better than something heavy on your back and hands.

Cameras – carry only the right gears you need. Enough batteries and sd card for storing your pictures. A laptop may be an option to dump your photos but it may also cause inconvenience carrying them based on your travel plan.

Smartphones – having more than 1 smartphone is a plus but may also be hard to manage when you travel as this may attract unwanted people. Have a sling bag or pouch that you can easily hide and pull-out your portable devices when needed.

Pocket WiFi – Now you can avail of pocket wifi with roaming services that you can apply before leaving the country. This will enable you to stay connected at fraction of the cost than availing it on the country you landed on. This will give you flexibility and more savings in the long run especially if you are staying long.

Hotel – choose the hotel that will let you take rides easily. There are public transport like buses, trains that are so fast and safe for tourists. Check out the comments or read third party apps that collate traveller’s experiences. You can also check on your points gathered from previous trips that you may turn in and avail.

Transportation – in certain countries, ride hailing apps are available. Having them updated and linked to your credit card or e-wallets will come hefty.

Comfy clothes – travel light as much as possible. Check on the weather and be watchful on the season you visit. You can also purchase some local clothing that would be appropriate for the occasion and the season.

Gadgets – having multiple fast charging stations can easily charge your smartphones and powerbanks. Just make sure to have an international adaptor that will work with any country

Backpack – aside from having a trusty luggage, going outdoors with a backpack that has compartments so you can bring in an extra short, face towel, a jug for your water since it is expensive to buy mineral water. Extra ecobags can be handy when you shop!

Schedule wisely – there will be unforeseen incidents like traffic, rain or even snow. Make sure to have some gaps with your tours especially if you are visiting churches, museums and going to watch shows

Airlines – if you travel light going out of the country, i am sure you will travel heavy when you get home. It is cheaper to buy the bulk extra kilos you might need after some shopping


Top ASIAN destinations

Here are the top ASIAN destinations that you might want to go to

Japan – Tokyo is the capital of Japan named as the RISING SUN. But there are lots of cities in Japan that you can go to. Check out Nagoya, Hiroshima, Furukawa, and many more which is normally a train or bus away.



Singapore – Singapore is really a must see where the MERLION is the city’s attraction. There are a lot of destinations you can go to within and outside the city as well.

China – the Great Wall is probably the only man-made tourist destination large enough you can see from the moon.

South Korea – is getting popular nowadays with Koreanovelas, but also the food that has influenced a lot of the restaurants blooming in every corner now. Let’s us not forget they are also known for grooming the best of pop culture and a great following on them.

India – Mumbai, having the great colors and flavors one can just imagine.

Thailand – has been known for its museums and different religious spots that are open to all. Here’s one of CNN’s Travel host and blogger Valerie Tan with her latest visit.


Malaysia – Formula1 racing, Petronas Tower, Batu caves, Genting Highlands, are just some of the tourist spots you might want to go to

Indonesia – Bali, who would not heard of? One of the best beach, sand and Sun

Vietnam – the bicycle city. Vietnam is known for great food and scenic landscapes and seascapes

Philippines – with more than 7,000 islands, as the saying goes, IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES! Don’t be an alien in your country. The Philippines has the most festivals and all-year round celebrations of patron saints, Church and socio-civic related activities that you can go to. Other than that, each region has its own best tourist spot attractions.

The 6th World Travel Expo is happening on October 21 to 23 at the Okada Manila crystal corridor. You can like and visit World Travel Expo facebook page updates. You can also email worldtravelexpo.ph@gmail.com to get updates.

Entrance Fee: P80

Register Online to get Entrance Ticket Discounts:

https://bit.ly/wte2022


Gates will open at 10am to 9pm.

The Leaders in Sensitive Skin: Cetaphil Launches Sensitive Skin Lab in celebration of 75 Years as the Authority of Skincare

Have you ever wondered what Cetaphil means? “Cet” comes from Cetearyl Alcohol, a hydrating agent. Meanwhile, “phil” comes from a Greek word meaning love. In essence, Cetaphil is the love of moisturizing and soothing skin.

That the word comes from a chemical should be no surprise: Cetaphil built its success on a product that filled a genuine dermatological need. In 1947, a pharmacist created an effective skin cleanser that did its job, without fuss or frills. That product was the Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion, and many years later is known today as the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. 

This iconic product is made for all skin types and all ages, and hydrates as it cleanses after just one use. It soothes and replenishes the skin’s moisture, preserving its natural barrier. It has been clinically tested to be gentle at removing dirt, makeup, and impurities. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. 

Today, the brand has expanded to a line-up that includes a spectrum of everything you could want: moisturizers, cleansers, skin brightening, sun care, and baby care. Cetaphil is committed to ensuring that users will always have gentle yet effective skincare that is proven to strengthen and protect sensitive skin. 

That is why the brand is the authority in skincare: Cetaphil understands that healthy skin, despite skin sensitivities, is integral to overall healthy life. Every product works.  

One such product is the Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion which is an example of the brand’s ethos of never settling when it comes to skincare: an improvement is always possible. It has been reformulated, with new ingredients like glycerin (to help prevent dryness), niacinamide (to strengthen the skin barrier), and panthenol (to soothe and restore dry skin). 

For those with very dry skin, the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream is ultra-rich and clinically tested to accelerate skin repair. It instantly rehydrates skin and maintains hydration for 48 hours after a single application, restoring the skin barrier with complete recovery after one week.

Cetaphil continued its practice of partnering with dermatologists to ensure that the Cetaphil Moisturising line fulfills its promise of serving users with patients with sensitive skin. The product was studied in-vitro, evaluated across 23 clinical subjects, and tested on nearly 1,000 subjects.

Lightweight and fast-absorbing, the Cetaphil Moisturising line is clinically proven to fight the Five Signs of Skin Sensitivity: you no longer have to worry about a weakened skin barrier, dryness, irritation, roughness, and tightness. A single application provides 48-hour hydration and immediate relief. 

Cetaphil Brand Ambassador, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal

To celebrate the re-formulation of the Cetaphil Moisturising line, Cetaphil welcomed guests to the Sensitive Skin Lab last August 31 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC. The lab is a sensorial and educational event for the benefit of users to know what products should be used to target specific skin issues. Attendees were encouraged to learn why having healthy skin is the gateway to a healthy mindset. 

Cetaphil Brand Ambassador, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, with Rissa Mananquil Trillo and Xandra Rocha Araneta

Cetaphil Philippines with Dr. Coreen Copuyoc Sampedro

Along with the Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion and Moisturising Cream, other products that were highlighted were the Gentle Skin cleanser and Cetaphil Sun SPF50+. In keeping with Cetaphil’s standing as the leader in the sensitive skin space, guests were able to chat with key Dermatologists about their specific skin needs and the ingredients needed to target these. 

The new and improved Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion and Moisturizing Cream are now available in Mercury Drug, Watsons stores, supermarkets nationwide, and at the official Cetaphil Philippines stores in Lazada and Shopee.