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.  

Returning to the office? Never get ‘hangry’ by having these snacks and drinks on hand

It always pays to be prepared when hunger pangs hit you at work! When working from home, you can quickly get snacks from the kitchen or from the nearest sari-sari store, or order them via food delivery apps — but not so much when you’re back in the office. It’s best to stuff your bag — or locker — with ready-to-eat snacks and ready-to-drink beverages so you always have something delicious on hand.

No one wants to be that “hangry” (hungry and angry) one whose energy and productivity get affected because there’s no food or drink to perk them up. Here are some snacks and drinks you can cop from the supermarket so you’ll never go “hangry” at work: Jack ‘n Jill Presto Creams Feel like you’re losing your focus at work because you’re hangry? If lunch can’t come any quicker, you can grab Presto Creams from your bag.

Not only is this treat filling, but it can also help give you the mental focus you need at work because it’s rich in B Vitamins! This delicious cookie sandwich has a yummy peanut butter filling so you’ll surely enjoy every bite. Chicharron ni Mang Juan Espesyal Suka’t Sili For your mid-afternoon slump, Chicharron ni Mang Juan Espesyal Suka’t Sili is the way to go!

This crunchy, tasty snack captures asim-anghang sarap in every bite and will surely push you to keep going! It’s also good for sharing, too, so might as well get the party pack! Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9 During particular busy hours, one snack that can help you pull through is Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9. This can be your go-to snack during those hangry moments or those times when you simply want to treat yourself for a job well done at the office.

Your workdays are bound to get sweeter with this delicious treat! Great Taste Choco Calling all coffee lovers! You’ll want Great Taste Choco as part of your workday caffeine selection. It’s an indulgent choco-flavored coffee that can help give you that boost of happy energy as you work. It’s affordable, easy to prepare, and totally satisfying with its delicious, rich chocolate coffee taste. C2 Milk Tea No doubt milk tea is one of those drinks you’ll crave when you need a pick-me-up. Happy feels? C2 Milk Tea is all you need!

Enjoy it in your favorite flavors: Wintermelon, Chocolate, and Caramel. Each one is brewed from natural green tea leaves and real milk so you know it’s legit! Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has been delighting Filipinos with its wide range of delicious and high-quality snacks and drinks. Remember to stock up on your URC faves so you won’t get “hangry” during long days at work!

Shop for URC products in grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide, as well as online via URC’s stores at Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora. Get your stash of these yummy treats so you always have something delicious on hand.

Your Pre-Holiday Shopping Starts Now! Tips on how to score up to 44% on Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day and Lazada 9.9 Mega Brands Sale

XTREME Appliances, the country’s leading local one-stop shop appliance brand – kicks off “ber” months with great deals of up to 44% off from September 9 to 11, 2022 on Lazada and Shopee.

September marks the start of the longest holiday season in the country. It is the time of the year when you start to plan and shop gifts for your loved ones and yourself. Early pre-holiday promos, discounts, bundles, and all other offerings start showing everywhere – a sign to start ticking off items on your list to avoid the holiday rush.

This 9.9 sale, XTREME Appliances will give you tips on how you can spot great deals or cop up to 44% on their products:

1. Shop for the first 2 hours on September 9 (12:00 AM-2:00 AM)

Visit XTREME Appliances on Shopee anytime between 12:00AM-2:00AM  to get the special promo price on these items:

Shopee Midnight Sale

MODEL NAMESRPSALE PRICEMIDNIGHT SALE
XTREME X-SERIES 600ML Personal Blender with FREE Tumbler (Black)₱995₱735₱720
XTREME X-SERIES 2-Burner Tempered Glass Gas Stove₱2,595₱1,802₱1,767
50cm XTREME X-SERIES Gas Range PRO₱10,990₱8,706₱8,535
XTREME COOL Front Load Combo Washer & Dryer₱48,195₱30,198₱29,606
20L XTREME HOME Digital Microwave Oven₱4,045₱2,872₱2,816
1.8 CU FT XTREME COOL Single Door Refrigerator₱6,245₱4,593₱4,503
0.5HP XTREME COOL Window Type Aircon Manual₱9,895₱6,850₱6,716

Lazada Brand Mega Offers

MODEL NAMESRPSALE PRICEBMO
32-inch XTREME LED TV₱10,995₱7,196₱6,795
43-inch XTREME V Series Smart TV₱17,995₱12,746₱11,985
50-inch XTREME V Series Smart TV₱26,995₱20,796₱19,450
55-inch XTREME V Series Smart TV₱29,995₱23,196₱21,050
32-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱13,995₱11,196₱9,995
43-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱20,495₱16,396₱14,999
50-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱27,795₱22,236₱20,450
55-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱30,995₱24,796₱22,099

2. Catch time-limited deals

Missed the first two hours? No fret! Grab the deal on limited-time promos on these slots:

Lazada Crazy Brand Mega Offers

September 9, 2022 (9AM-1PM) (5PM-7PM) ( 9PM-1:AM)

September 10, 2022 (9AM-1PM) (4PM-6PM) ( 8PM-1AM)

MODEL NAMESRPSALE PRICEBMO
32-inch XTREME LED TV₱10,995₱7,196₱6,795
43-inch XTREME V Series Smart TV₱17,995₱12,746₱11,985
50-inch XTREME V Series Smart TV₱26,995₱20,796₱19,450
55-inch XTREME V Series Smart TV₱29,995₱23,196₱21,050
32-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱13,995₱11,196₱9,995
43-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱20,495₱16,396₱14,999
50-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱27,795₱22,236₱20,450
55-inch XTREME ANDROID TV₱30,995₱24,796₱22,09

September 11, 2022 (9AM-1PM) (4PM-6PM) ( 8PM-12AM)

Shopee Flash Sale

September 9, 2022 (7AM-9AM) (1PM-3PM) (8PM-9PM) (11PM-12AM)

MODEL NAMESRPSALE PRICE FLASH SALE
XTREME 600ML X-SERIES PERSONAL BLENDER (BLACK)₱995₱720₱663

September 9, 2022 (6PM-7PM) (10PM-11PM)

MODEL NAMESRPSALE PRICEFLASH SALE
XTREME 600ML X-SERIES PERSONAL BLENDER (WHITE)₱995₱720₱663

3. Take advantage of flexible payment terms

Not enough cash? Pay light monthly installments up to 12 months at 0 to a minimum interest

LazadaLoan

No credit card? No problem! Lazada Loan allows shoppers to buy now and pay later with easy installment plans minus the credit card requirement. You can apply for a loan directly through the Lazada website or app and have your application approved within the same day. Lazada offers flexible installment options to choose from Home credit, JuanHand, TendoPay, billease, Digodo, FlexiFinance, InvestEd, lendpinoy, pletina, UnaPay, and Cashalo. 

Shopee SPayLater

SPayLater is a feature wherein qualified buyers have the option to buy now and pay later or apply for an installment loan of up to 12 months for their Shopee purchases.

Aside from the exciting deal and vouchers, you can purchase a 32-inch XTREME LED TV on 9.9 – 9.11 starting 12 midnight at 0% percent interest for up to 3 months.

4. Watch out for the XTREME Appliances live for exclusive perks

Don’t forget to watch XTREME Appliances’ Shopee and Lazada live on September 8, 2022 at 8:00pm-9:00pm, where you can get a chance to win our newest arrival 1.7L XTREME HOME Electric Kettle (Blue/White). 

So hurry and make sure to save the date and time on your clock and calendar. Grab the perfect opportunity to check out incredible products from XTREME Appliances and take advantage of exciting treats during the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day and Lazada 9.9 Mega Brand Sale!

To know more about XTREME Appliances, visit us on Facebook, Lazada, Shopee, and XTREME Website.

Cetaphil partners with Watsons for the National Healthy Skin Mission

To celebrate 75 years of being the leaders in the sensitive skin space, Cetaphil has partnered with Watsons for this year’s National Healthy Skin Mission.

A brand whose success is built on creating dermatologist-recommended skincare products for every skin story, this year’s National Healthy Skin Mission is an experimental booth located at SM Makati that will serve as a one-stop shop for all skincare needs and will allow customers to learn from trusted dermatologist experts.

The entire roster of Cetaphil products will be sold at the booth. The master brand Cetaphil is comprised of the iconic Gentle Skin Cleanser, the Gentle Moisturising Lotion, and the Gentle Moisturising Cream. All three products have recently been reformulated with glycerin (to help prevent dryness), niacinamide (to strengthen the skin barrier), and panthenol (to soothe and restore dry skin). 

The Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance line is also present at the booth that focuses on brightening skin the healthy way, with products that are effective yet gentle on the skin. With the Bright Healthy Radiance products, you can be sure to target issues like hyperpigmentation, melanogenesis, even skin tone, and dark spot reduction.

Finally, for baby’s skin, the brand offers the Cetaphil Baby range. It features gentle and tear-free formulations, making bath time with your newborn an enjoyable process. Mommies can also avail of the Cetaphil Baby calendula line, allowing their baby’s to have a healthy start in life. While for those with Atopic Dermatitis, the Cetaphil Pro products are also found at Cetaphil’s National Healthy Skin Mission booth.

Buy any of these products for your sensitive skins (or your baby’s!) and get a chance to spin the wheel to take home more free Cetaphil products. In addition, consumers get a limited Cetaphil tote bag if they buy products worth PHP 1500. You can also bring any empty skincare products, and get free Cetaphil products. Lastly, the brand also offers free Dermatologist consultations.

Cetaphil and Watsons have a lot more in store for you throughout the National Healthy Skin Mission event. On September 5, Mariel Padilla will help moms, especially first-time moms to navigate the world of parenting, while on September 14, Michelle Dywill host a masterclass on how to achieve healthy radiant skin.

Learn more about this year’s National Healthy Skin Mission by tuning in to Cetaphil and Watsons’ Facebook page.

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 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 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 IFEXConnect.com or email ifexphilippines@citem.com.ph.

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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!

Rotary Club of Greenfield District brings top education leaders in a virtual discussion on school reopening in the new normal

Our panelists from L-R: Rossana Llenado, President, Rotary of Greenfield District Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog, President of University of Asia and Pacific Br. Bernard S. Oca, FSC, President of De La Salle University Raphael A. Guerrero, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Science and Engineering of Ateneo de Manila University Prof. Cheryl R. Peralta, DRPH, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of University of Santo Tomas Elena E. Pernia, PhD, Vice-President of Public Affairs, University of the Philippines

The country’s schools have been closed since the start of the pandemic. As schools prepare to reopen soon, the country’s education system is facing a major challenge on how to manage the transition and reopen safely amid risk brought about by the continuing pandemic.

The Rotary Club of Greenfield District on its kick-off activity brings top education leaders in a virtual discussion to share their experiences and learnings of managing their schools at the height of the pandemic and their plans on how to navigate from the online education back to a “new normal” now that the schools are reopening this August.

The Rotary Club of Greenfield District adapted AHEAD Education’s Leadership Strategies for School Managers (LESSM) as one of its core services hosted the virtual discussion entitled “Educators in Action: Adapting to the new culture of education.”

The virtual discussion was led by Br. Bernard S. Oca, FSC, President of De La Salle University, Dr. Elena E. Pernia, PhD, Vice-President of Public Affairs of the University of the Philippines, Prof. Cheryl R. Peralta, DRPH, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Santo Tomas, Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog, President of University of Asia and the Pacific, and Raphael A. Guerrero, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Science and Engineering of Ateneo de Manila University. The discussion was moderated by Ms. Rossana Llenado, President and Founder of AHEAD Education, and the Rotary Club of Greenfield District’s President.

“The entire education sector faced an unprecedented major crisis. With COVID-19 making it downright dangerous for students to go to school at the height of the pandemic now transitioning from online education back to face-to-face classes is both imminent and imperative,” said Rossana Llenado.

For more information about The Rotary Club of Greenfield District and other upcoming initiatives, visit www.facebook.com/RotaryGreenfieldDistrict.