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.

Welcome to DigiCon Valley: Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP)’s DigiCon, the flagship event for the Philippine marketing, advertising, and digital industries is back this year with its new theme: DigiCon Valley, which will take place from October 10 to 14, 2022.

Celebrating innovation, problem-solving, and the entrepreneurial spirit, DigiCon Valley looks ahead to what will be a tipping point in the country’s start-up scene: an increase in investments for Philippine firms in the next three years, much higher compared to what industries received over the past five years combined. 

Four program tracks will set the digital agenda for brands, and, in turn, open doors for those in the digital space to connect with Philippine businesses.

1. Launchpad that will discuss the tools and techniques for digital excellence

2. Hypergrowth that will level-up digital skills and showcase stories of growth from the most successful start-ups

3. Breakthrough that will teach digital strategy and how to think like an innovator

4. Enterprise that will chart what it means to be a digital-first organization.

To give a preview of the upcoming conference, the IMMAP DigiCon Committee was present at a press launch held at The Astbury in Poblacion, on August 31. IMMAP DigiCon Co-Chair, Denise Haak, officially unveiled the theme and program tracks to media guests and sponsors.

IMMAP DigiCon Co-Chair, Trish Elamparo-Esteban, also covered the Program Tracks and introduced this year’s Keynote Speakers, which include 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; Design Sprint inventor, Jake Knapp; and Award-winning Global CMO of Dole Sunshine Company, Rupen Desai.

Ritz Tan, who is heading one of IMMAP DigiCon’s programs, also discussed a new addition to this year’s event, After Hours. While the conference itself will be virtual, After-Hours will be night-set face-to-face networking sessions that will allow attendees to meet each other and make business connections. 

For more information about IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022, please visit our official website at, and follow their social pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

IMMAP DigiCon Valley 2022 is co-presented by Angkas, and would like to thank the following:

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.

IMMAP DigiCon would also like to thank its media partners:

Platinum Media Partners: Manila Broadcasting Company and Rappler;

Gold Media Partners: CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, AGC Power Holdings, Podcast Network Asia, The New Channel, and The Asian Parent;

Silver Media Partners: Business World, Inquirer.Net, Kroma Entertainment, and The Philippine STAR; and

Event Partners: Creators and Influencers of the Philippines (CICP), Endeavor, and Kickstart Ventures.

Food export show IFEX Philippines returns on site this September

Discover your love affair with Filipino flavors at IFEX Philippines

IFEX Philippines, the country’s long-running and biggest export-oriented food show, is back on the trade show floor at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City from September 22 to 24, 2022.

With the theme “Discover your love affair with Filipino Flavors,” the event is set to offer international food importers, buyers, and aficionados a multi-sensory food experience which has been missed by many at the height of the pandemic. IFEX Philippines is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

“This is the first time that IFEX Philippines is going to be back on site since the pandemic in 2020. We look forward to welcoming our participants, especially buyers and guests, and for them to see and taste first hand what the Philippines has to offer in terms of food exports,” said CITEM Deputy Executive Director Ma. Lourdes D. Mediran.

It’s a Love Affair

Built on the Filipino concept of a “love affair,” IFEX Philippines 2022 seeks to “pursue and enthrall” participants and guests by capitalizing on the practice of “panliligaw” or local courtship traditions. “Love affair is the heart of Filipino food. We’re tapping into local culture to evoke a sense of discovery and romance in creating a unique Filipino food experience. Through IFEX Philippines, we want to highlight the reasons why Filipino flavors stand out in the world and why the Philippines is a premier destination for food products and ingredients,” said Mediran.

Expected to join the expo are more than 300 companies and enterprises all over the Philippines from the following sectors: beverages; fine food and specialties; fruits and vegetables; biscuits and confectioneries; snacks and crispy savory food products; meat and poultry; dairy products; cereals, grains, and starch; seafood and marine products; organic and natural; raw materials and food ingredients; and allied services.

A Showcase of Familiar and New Flavors

IFEX Philippines 2022 will have multiple trade components including exhibitions, business matching activities, seminars and talks, and special events. The event will also feature a thematic showcase of distinct Philippine food and ingredients, dynamic cooking demonstrations, and product presentations. These on-site activities will be complemented by digital components such as virtual business-to-business (B2B) meetings and online streaming for special events.

This year’s trade show will also introduce a special section named Flavor Finds as its main highlight. It will feature new and innovative products from NXTFOOD PH, the banner for products developed under CITEM’s food innovation program, as well as currently in-demand local products like ube, plant-based food, and handcraft beer among others;​ and new products from select exhibitors.

The event will also pilot CoconutPhilippines, the country branding of the most versatile food produce of the Philippines, through a showcase of coconut products from food SME exporters. CoconutPhilippines is presented through the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan (CFIDP) of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) under the Department of Agriculture (DA) which aims to increase the productivity of and modernize the country’s coconut industry.

IFEX Philippines 2022 will be held in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Offices in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, and CARAGA, as well as the DTI-Export Marketing Bureau, DTI-Foreign Trade Services Corps, Philippine Exporters Foundation Inc. (PHILEXPORT), Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc. (PHILFOODEX), Integrated Food Manufacturers’ Assn. of the Phils. for Productivity (INFOMAPP), and Coconut Farmers & Industry Development Plan (CFIDP).

To learn more about the event, visit or email

Put AMZProfessional to Work for You

Make Your Life Easier & Put Money in Your Pocket

AMZPro: Developed by 8-Figure Sellers Who Live & Breathe Amazon Every Day

After Andy Slamans began experiencing success selling on Amazon almost a decade ago, he encouraged his nephew, Nate, to give it a try. Eventually, they combined their diverse talents and without outside loans or investors, built an incredibly lucrative, 8-figure Amazon business that’s still growing in leaps and bounds. When Andy, a gregarious, risk-taking, people-pleaser and Nate, a forward-thinking, formally educated financial planner, partnered – the Dream Team was born!

Family means everything to Nate & Andy, and as a result, they don’t just stop at their own success. They’re an Amazon think-tank, sharing their knowledge, providing coaching, and offering services to other entrepreneurs.

Through trial and tribulation, Andy & Nate realized early on that FBA sellers could be losing as much as 3% of their total monthly revenue from a variety of issues including unpaid Amazon reimbursements and negative customer reviews. In fact, early on in their careers, Nate combed through Andy’s account and uncovered thousands of dollars in reimbursements that Andy was owed. As a result, their brain-child, AMZPro, was born. Andy was Nate’s first client and the rest is history, so if you want to boost your profits while avoiding the common pitfalls like Andy did, then it’s time to talk to THE Amazon experts.

AMZPro, is a professional FBA account management service, for FBA sellers just like you. With a client-centered approach, AMZPro will help you sell with confidence and free up your time so you can focus on your business without worrying about back-end reimbursement management. Nate & Andy invite you to be a part of their team and let your personal AMZPro representative optimize your account health & get you the money you deserve.

“Leave the minutia of account management to us, while you focus on building your business. We’ll take a deep dive into your account and deliver the results you deserve.

Our team of experts will comprehensively monitor & manage your account for:

•Reimbursements from Amazon that you are owed

•Negative feedback that needs to be removed

•Prevention of Suspended Listings

•Shipment Reconciliation

•Account Health

•Unfulfilled Inventory

•Vital Operation Reviews

You’ll receive a detailed weekly report with all the important data, so you’ll know exactly what we achieved on your behalf with full transparency.”

AMZPro will make your life easier and put money in your pocket – all for a commission-free, low monthly fee. Not only do they manage your current account; AMZPRO automatically goes back 18 months and thoroughly reviews your data for maximum recovery & profitability. You’ll get what you deserve while ensuring your Amazon essentials are in excellent condition.

From their early days of packing and shipping in their own homes to multi-million-dollar sellers, Nate and Andy know what it’s like to build success from the ground up. They understand that no one has all the skills, knowledge, and time to do everything on their own. Seeking the right help from the right people can be extremely valuable to minimizing problems, maximizing processes and increasing profits.

You can also learn more by visiting Amazing Freedom, the mother company of AMZPro and become an Insider today!

Klaypel Celebrates its 17th Anniversary with a Chance to Win P500,000!

Klaypel, a proudly Philippine-made art product, marks its 17th year. 

The company’s journey started in 2005 as a loving by-product of bonding between mother, Sue Morales, and daughter, Jela Morales.

Klaypel is a unique art medium made of moist colored paper intended to provide families, friends, and communities with a shared art experience.

“I’d fondly say that we are in the “dutdot business” because of how Klaypel is applied on each Klaypel kit canvas,” says Sue, the founder of Klaypel.

“In our 16 years in the dutdot business, we’ve seen relationships restored; anxiety surpassed; inspiration bloomed; and so much more. This is the power of each Klaypel art kit.”, Sue adds.

True to its mission to spark hope and inspire creativity – one color, one artwork, one story at a time, Klaypel is giving every Filipino artist (at least 18 years of age) , an opportunity to win up to P500,000.


“Usbong” is a Filipino term that means “sprouting; budding; growing”.

Why Usbong? Because Klaypel would like to help artists reignite their passion for the arts and give them a chance to showcase their art work to a broader audience. 

 A culminating activity will follow the Usbong Art Competition in a themed event called “Klaypel Land” which will be held in Clark from November to December 2022.

Learn the mechanics and Register for “Usbong” here:

If you’d like to be a sponsor of this momentous event, talk to the Klaypel team. Email or call 02-8807-4209/ 09456011516.

“Ride for Valor” set-up to save Bataan Death March heroes’ markers

Ten (10) Death March historical markers in Mariveles, and four (4) in Limay, Bataan have to be relocated soon due to road widening and other repairs. 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.

The “Ride for Valor” was set up to raise funds for the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME) to enable them to save our heroes’ historical markers so that we may remember their sacrifice. About 10,000 brave soldiers died along the route; many of the bodies were never identified or recovered.

The Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME), a non-government organization that maintains the kilometer markers of the Bataan Death March from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac. In the past, Bataan Death March markers had been destroyed, uprooted, and neglected due to drainage and other road projects.

Ride for Valor, a non-competitive 160 kilometers long bike ride to be held on August 28 will trace the original route of the Bataan Death March. The ride commemorates the camaraderie, bravery, and sacrifice of Filipinos and Americans who fought for our freedom.

“The ride is part of the 30th anniversary of the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB). I hope others will join to commemorate this historic event and take part in helping save our heroes’ markers,” said Mike Villa-Real, PVB vice president for communications. PVB is a commercial bank owned by World War II veterans and their families. As part of its charter, PVB allocates 20% of its annual net income for the benefit of its shareholders.

The format for this year’s ride is Gran Fondo or “Big Ride,” where each participant will have a “passport” that they need to bring to three stops: Mt. Samat in Bataan, San Fernando Train/Water Station in Pampanga, and the Death March Memorial Shrine in Capas, Tarlac. 

Each stop will have optional destinations such as the Stotsenburg Park near the Clark Parade Grounds and the Bamban Museum of History in Tarlac, where participants will receive their ride kits. A 12-hour cut-off will be implemented during the event, and participants may finish the entire route or or join along the stops and ride their preferred route. 

A mechanic will be on standby to help those who will experience mechanical issues, and roving marshals to monitor the progress of the participants. Support vehicles are allowed, but participants should not ride the vehicle unless they decide to withdraw from the bike ride.

Interested participants may register at Only bikes with brakes are allowed in the event, and participants must be fully vaccinated.

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 and


(From L-R) Nurse Joel Cariño, Nurse Nicole Villanueva, Dr. Arnold “Poks” Pangan, Nurse Mavic Bagallon, Nurse Pie Peñalba, Nurse Leslie Sioson, Nurse Geraldine Mayores.

The “FRONT LINERS UNITE:  LET’S RUN FOR FUN 2022” event last July 31, 2022, at the historic Quirino Grandstand was a fitting end to conclude the 82nd Anniversary Celebration of the Manila Health Department (MHD).   A joint project of the Manila Health Department’s Nurses Association (MHD-NA) and the Medical Association, Inc. (MHD-MAI) in partnership with the City of Manila.  Proceeds of the fun run will help support their future projects which is to provide assistance to the undernourished children of the City of Manila.

Gracing the event and joining the race was none other than MHD’s very own City Health Officer, Dr. Arnold “Poks” Pangan together with the 1st time newly elected Manila Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto.




CITY OF MANILA:  Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan & Vice Mayor Yul Nieto  *  Manila Health Department (MHD) – City Health Officer Dr. Arnold “Poks” Pangan  *   Committee Head – Dr. Edgar Santos   *   MHD-NA   *   MHD-MAI   *   MASCO   *   DOT   *   RPL   *   NPDC   *   MTPB   *   MMDA   *   MDTEU   *   MDRMMO   *   DEPW   *   CGSO   *

DITP Thru Thai Trade Center Manila Showcases The Most Well-known Thai Rice at WOFEX

The successful opening of WOFEX (World Food Expo) 2022 at the SMX Convention Center on August 3, 2022, was a proof that the country is economically recovering from the ill-effects of the pandemic. To be more specific, more than 200 exhibitors joined the event and supported the 4-day activity (August 3-6, 2022)

One of the active participants this year is Thailand, thru the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), the Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) under the Ministry of CommerceThailand, the country came out with the theme… “Think Rice… Think Thailand” we serve the best quality rice to the world. 

The event aims to promote Thai rice to reach more prospective consumers, specially for the newly developed, high-quality Thai soft white rice which has been currently producing to meet Filipinos consumer demands in both price and quality, and to maintain Thai rice percentage share in the Philippine market in accordance withthe policy of Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister, Jurin Laksanavisit, to promote and obtain more market share of Thai rice in foreign markets as well as to establish a comprehensive “soft power” strategic plan through Thai Food.

In support of his country’s economic thrust, Thai Ambassador, His Excellency Tull Traisorat joined the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Booth No. 1048. In his opening remark, the Ambassador stated that Thailand is capable of assisting the Philippines to overcome the food security challenge by supplying high-quality rice here strengthen trade relationships between the two countries.

“We also cooperate with importers to disseminate knowledge, showcase products, and build awareness about Thai rice to Filipinos. And it is expected that Thai rice will be able to win Filipinos’ hearts and trade between our countries,” the Ambassador said. 

“In the booth, Thai Trade Center, provide knowledge and information about Thai rice and rice products. Businessmen can explore trade opportunities with Thai rice distributors as well as the online business matching with Thai rice exporters are also available upon request. Meanwhile, end-users can experience high-quality and affordable Thai rice. Moreover, there are food demonstration sessions from well-known, accredited Thai SELECT restaurants, to show consumers how to cook tasty authentic Thai dishes like Bagoong fried rice, and eggplant basil rice, using Thai rice as a main ingredient,” the Director of Thai Trade Center in Manila said.

For more information, contact Thai Trade Center in Manila, at Tel nos. 88940406; 88940403, email at or fax at 88160698.

Start a dream game stream with the new Galaxy A Series

In the past, aspiring game streamers had to spend thousands of pesos for a state-of-the-art smartphone, along with other equipment, just to play and gain an online audience. Those who couldn’t invest in high-powered devices had to deal with laggy streams, a low-quality camera, and a screen that didn’t bring out the vibrance of the game.

Thankfully, with a few hacks here and there, it’s possible to have a dream game stream. Here are a few:

Find a niche

The first step to starting a dream stream is to figure out what game to play. Some may recommend popular titles but what’s more important is for the player to select the game he or she is interested in. It doesn’t matter if it’s a niche game that not everyone knows. The goal is to grow a community that enjoys the game as much as the player does. Who knows? This might build curiosity from those who haven’t heard of the title. The important thing for gamers to remember is that a title that they genuinely like makes streams more engaging since viewers also look for their personality and their reactions to what’s happening. 

Stick to a schedule

Consistency is key and this applies to streaming, too. Viewers need to know what the schedule is so they know when to return. According to Twitch, an interactive live streaming service, the best time to stream is between midnight to 9 a.m. or on weekends. Once players establish a schedule, viewers can build a habit and become solid fans.

Engage with the community

Streaming is a community where gamers and followers know each other. It’s important to engage with viewers to make them feel welcome. Reply to comments or chat with them while streaming. It’s also advisable to watch other gamers to make new friends and even pick up tips for the next stream.

Have the right device

It’s easy to think that a dream game stream needs a lot of fancy equipment and while it’ll help, a good device is enough for beginners. Consider a smartphone with a powerful processor and 5G connectivity so there won’t be any lags, and a long battery life so there’s no need to charge frequently. A screen that brings out all the colors of the game makes viewing more enticing. 

Aspiring streamers can begin their dream live stream and seamlessly play games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang with the new Samsung Galaxy A33, A53,and A73 5G.

The Galaxy A53 and A33 5G are powered by Exynos 1280 processor, while the Galaxy A73 5G is powered by Snapdragon 778G 5G processor. All of these new handsets have 5G connectivity, which improves performance and makes them run faster and smoother. These devices have long-lasting 5,000mAh batteries that allow gamers to stream their game all day.

The 6.7-inch 120Hz FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display on the Galaxy A73 5G provides stunning images for game streamers to enjoy an immersive visual experience. Meanwhile, the 6.5-inch 120Hz FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display on the Galaxy A53 5G and the 6.4-inch 90Hz FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display on the Galaxy A33 5G both provide a silky smooth gaming experience.

The A Series has the capability to create high-quality content. The 64MP primary lens on the Galaxy A53 5G and the 48MP primary lens on the Galaxy A33 5G make them excellent for capturing high-definition game streams. When it comes to video, the superior VDIS technology on the Galaxy A73 5G captures smooth movies ideal for live streaming and showcasing victory moments to fans. The Galaxy A73 5G also includes a 108MP wide-angle camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that captures clear and sharp photos even in low light.

The Galaxy A53 5G is now available in, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee, and MemoXpress Online at the following prices:

  • Galaxy A53 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 25,490 SRP
  • ●     Galaxy A53 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 23,490 SRP
  • Galaxy A53 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 22,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Gamers who want a more affordable gaming phone can check the Galaxy A33 5G, which is also available at the following price points:

  • Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 21, 990 SRP
  • Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 19,990 SRP
  • Galaxy A33 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 18,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
  • Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) in Awesome White – PHP 19,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
  • Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) in Awesome White – PHP 21,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Both the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G will come in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach variants.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A73 5G comes in Awesome Gray, Awesome White, and Awesome Mint, and is now available at the following prices:

  • Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 29, 990 SRP
  • Galaxy A73 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 27,990 SRP
  • Galaxy A73 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 26,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Watch out for more exclusive Mobile Legends offers soon! Visit the official Samsung Philippines Facebook page to learn more. 

To know more about the new Galaxy A Series, visit

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit