Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lean and Green Summit 2010

Deming Management Systems, in cooperation with its exclusive print media partner, the Business World is presenting the Lean and Green Summit Philippines 2010 at the Shangri-La Hotel Makati on November 10 from 8:00 am up to 6:00 pm.

This learning event will show how profit with honor could be attained. Moreover, it uniquely brings together the passions of two committed groups—advocates of operational excellence who see the advantages of lean principles in sustainability; and environmental advocates wanting to move their industries toward leaner operations.

The keynote address will be delivered by the President and CEO of First Philec Solar Corporation Dr. Dan C. Lachica. He will discuss the topic Lean and Green Strategies—The Wave of the Future. Among other speakers and speeches to be featured includes: “Lean and Green Manufacturing: Lessons from Henry Ford” by Engr. Joel F. Resultay, Assistant Vice President of Ford Motor; “New Horizons for Lean and Green Thinking” by Mr. Glenn Villasenor, Director for Quality of Lufthansa Technik; “The Human Side of Lean and Green Management” by Professor Rene T. Domingo of the Asian Institute of Management; “Lean and Green Supply Chain Manufacturing” by Engr. Gautam Pal, Managing Director of Kraft Foods; “Leading Lean and Green Changes in a Service Firm” by Mr. Alberto L. Villegas Jr., Director for Quality of IBM; and “Creating and Sustaining Lean and Green Jobs” by Ms. Noly T. Cayabyab, an acclaimed expert from the Asian Productivity Organization

For more details on the registration and other summit-related information, you may contact 774-4456, 822-6660, 902-0900, 0919-8087023, or email

Thursday, November 4, 2010


PHILCONSTRUCT 2010 is known as one of the most remarkable events dedicated to the building and constructing industry in the Philippines. This November 11 to 14, 2010, three events namely Philippine International Construction Equipment, Building Materials Exhibition, and Technology Forum will be held at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex.

The exhibit/conference, organized by the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA), will also be a back-to-back event with HVAC/R Philippines 2010 or the 13th International Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigerating, Pumps, Valves and Pipes, Filtration and Purification Technology Exhibition, and will also incorporate Mining Asia 2010 or the 5th International Exhibition of Equipment, Machinery, Tools, Technology and Support services for the Mining Industry, and Interior World 2010 or the 7th International Interiors, Furnishing and Furniture, Lighting, Home Entertainment and Total Lifestyle Exhibition.

Expected visitors include architects, building owners, construction cos., contractors, distributors & agents, engineers, environmentalist, importers and wholesalers, interior designers, interior decorators, industrial plant operators, landscape artists, manufacturing plant owners, and OEMs/appliance manufacturers.

Philconstruct 2010 will serve as an ideal location to explore the most recent trends, products and services in the construction industry and to achieve precious knowledge of the relevant sector.

For further information, contact Global Link MP Events International Inc. at (632) 730-8588 e-mail at or visit the website at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Smart Sponsors 1st Rain Watchers Award

Smart Communications, Inc., in collaboration with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Association (PAG-ASA) and the Typhoon Committee Foundation Inc., (TCFI) proudly presented the first Rain Watchers Awards launched at the Concepcion Elementary School in Marikina City.

Sixty-eight public schools in flood-prone areas nationwide have a chance to win Php 25,000 in cash prizes and cellular phones or take home Smart Bro prepaid plug-in units.

Smart, as the head sponsor of the event, set criteria in judging the schools for the said competition: ability to collect, read and report rainfall data (55points); raise awareness about the importance of rainfall monitoring in their respective schools (30 points); and form partnerships to sustain interest in and support for the initiative within their community (15 points).

TCFI Chairman and Agham Party List Representative Angelo B. Palmones noted that they highly support this effort to recognize the schools that have consistently and conscientiously monitoring rainfall. Moreover, he also hoped that this will strengthens PAGASA’s capacity to determine fine-scale rainfall patterns necessary to describe local climate and to come up with more accurate weather reporting and forecasting in local communities.

Monday, November 1, 2010

World Robotics Olympiad 2010 in RP

The World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) will be held for the first time in the Philippines.

The country is all prepared for the annual meet of the youngest and the most brilliant minds in the realm of science and technology. Carrying the theme "Robots Promotes Tourism", the event will set foot on November 6 at the SMX Convention Center.

Organized by Mylene Abiva, President and CEO of Felta Multimedia, Inc., the 2010 Robotics is the avenue to bring out the world-class talent and skills in robotics from different countries all over the globe.

More than 1,000 young students is aiming to bring science and technology into a new whole level with their presentation and demonstration of robots solidified by their engineering powers, creatively translated in robots design, applications and structural disposition.

The robotics event has two categories, the Regular Category, which focuses on the technical skills of the students, and the Open Category which is the creative category where students can better present their creativity using Lego products.

The 2010WRO is sponsored Felta Multimedia, Inc by the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Education

For more details, contact Coni Peralta at 912-1379 or e-mail or visit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AdMU hosted 5th Asian Development Summit

The 5th Asia Organization Development Summit was held last October 27-29 hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University and was conducted in their campus in Quezon City.

The annual summit is a venue for OD practitioners to exchange unique and best practices, to be updated on cutting edge research in organization development in Asia, and to network with around 300 managers, professionals, consultants, educators, and scholars, in OD and other fields from the business, non-profit, academic and government sectors who will be attending the summit.

Carrying the theme “Transforming Asian Organizations towards Global Competitiveness and Sustainability”, the summit provided a greater understanding of OD models and processes in various sectors, countries, and cultures. Moreover, keynote speaker Christopher Worley, research scientist of the University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations and former director of the Pepperdine MS Organization Development Program, showcased three days of skills building, workshops, and thematic sessions which featured research and practice of OD in Asia.

The Asia OD Network (AODN) was formed in 2006 by a group of OD scholars and practitioners originating from or based in Asia which aims to provide a venue for all OD professionals to network with each other and to share knowledge and best practices on the unique needs of the dynamic Asian region. With this objective, the annual OD summit was launched as a vehicle to help promote AODN and its objectives.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation (PICCA) Festival 2010

The Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation (PICCA) Festival is all set in inviting members and the public to join the PICCA main event on October 22 to 25, 2010 at the SM City North EDSA.

PICCA will have rundown of activities and showcases like cartoon and comics exhibits, comics drawing contests, animation creation contests, talks by local and foreign guests, book launches, workshops for children, caricature sessions, game demos and animation showing.

PICCA will also hold a trade exhibit and showcase at SM City North Annex. Participants will be comics publishers, content creators, animation studios, mainstream and indie comics artists, gaming producers and multi-media schools. Booths and displays will also be set up in the CyberZone floor.

The four-day event is open to the public except the talks and the showings where PICCA members will have the reserved seats. In addition, PICCA members will be have draw of raffle tickets, awards night party and discounts on special skills training.

The annual event is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of creative content generation in the Philippines, particularly in the fields of comics, animation and also gaming.

Resource persons will come from the US, Canada, China, Japan, Israel, Singapore, Australia and Pakistan. PICCA members are expected to benefit from the talks.

PICCA is presented by Mango Comics and SM malls. Partners include Japan Foundation, CITEM, Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas, Cosmopolitan International Institute of Technology, Seventoons, UP College of Fine Arts, Creative Media Professionals Guild of Asia and the Pacific, Holy Cow Animation and Design Plus Printers, Panda Travel Service and Derwent Art Supplies.

For details, contact PICCA Secretariat at (632) 403-8681 or log on to

Friday, October 22, 2010

4th Mindanao Bloggers Summit

The Zamboanga Bloggers Community is already preparing for the 4th edition of the Mindanao Bloggers Summit on October 29-31, 2010 in the Asia’s Latin City, Ciudad de Zamboanga.

The event will carry the theme – THE MINDANAO PROJECT: Weaving Voices Online. This year’s summit aims to create a venue for Mindanaoan bloggers to discuss issues affecting them and formulate strategies to help reach their common goal of creating a brighter Mindanao.

The summit will be kicked-off by a Blogging Seminar on October 29, 2010. It aims to give newbie bloggers and blogging enthusiasts some tips on how to create successful blogs.

The summit proper will be held on October 30, 2010 at Zamboanga’s finest hotel – the Garden Orchid Hotel. Top blogging personalities and guests have already confirmed their participation as speakers during the summit. Registration fee for the summit proper is P500.

Blogs and bloggers from Mindanao will be awarded on the same day during the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao.

Zamboanga City has many sights and things to offer to its visitors. The organizers invite participants to visit historical and beautiful spots of the city on October 31, 2010. Partnering for the city tour are the local tourism department and the Committees on Tourism and Science and Technology of the City Council.

For more information, contact Ryann Elumba at (63927) 477-1210 or Yolynne Medina at (63916) 152-4811. Email or visit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

International Mathematics Educators Convention

Last October 21 to 24, 2010 the International Mathematics Educators Convention was held ath the Royale Tagaytay Club , E, Aguinaldo Highway, Buck Estate, in  Alfonso Cavite.

In coordination with the Department of Education and the Mathematics Training Guild (MTG) Philippines, the said conference aims to gather the country’s math teachers from public and private elementary and secondary schools, math coordinators, and department heads, and school academic supervisors, to learn from internationally renowned math educators who will acquaint them with the latest trends in math teaching especially on the methodology using “understanding by design.”

International acclaimed math educators chosen to share their learning in the convention were Prof. Peter Taylor, executive director of the Australian Mathematics Thrust; Dr. Ridwan Hasan Saptura, president/director of KPM Math Clinic of Indonesia ; Prof. Wen-Hsien Sun, president of Chiu Chang Mathematics Education Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan; Dr. Lee Shen Hong, chairman of the China Mathematical Olympiad, Prof. Pinky Leung, principal of the Hong Kong Mathematical Olympiad School; and Dr. Pramote Kajornpai, director of the Innovation in Primary and Secondary Education of Thailand’s Ministry of Education. Dr. Simon Juan, a local math expert from Zamboanga Chong Hwa High School and president of the MTG Philippines, joins the league.

Through training educators, the MTG Philippines look forward to more success in training young Filipino students for international competitions and bringing honor for the country.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Agora’s 8th Marketing Conference

“Marketing as an Engine for Growth and Profitability”, this is theme of the 8th Agora Conference held last October 18 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Manila organized by the Philippine Marketing Association

The conference was participated by AGORA awardees—acclaimed individuals for their stellar contribution in the advancement of the marketing profession in the Philippines.

Mr. Hermawan Kartajaya, President of the World Marketing Association, handled the morning session of the event with talk entitled “Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit”. He is a renowned Asian marketing guru and was named by the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of the “50 Gurus Who Have Shaped the Future of Marketing.” His latest book, Marketing 3.0, is widely acknowledged globally and will be translated into nineteen non-English languages.

Moreover, the afternoon session of the said conference was filled with a wide-range of discussion that contributed to the marketing industry. It was conducted by Mr. Vicente “Jess” Dinglasan, Relationships Manager of IDS Philippines. His speech was entitiled “Expand Your Customer Base Through Value-chain Logistics and Distribution.” Mr. Dustin Andaya, on the other hand, talked about “Maximizing Sales Conversion: Turning Guests Into Customers. He is currently the Marketing Director of Island Lastly, Ms. Ma. Belen Fernando, Vice President for Marketing of Alaska Milk Corporation discussed about “Marketing As Innovation.”

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sudoku Super Challenge on its fifth

Mathematics Trainer’s Guild of the Philippines, a proud member of World Puzzle Federation, in cooperation with SM Supermalls, People’s Journal, and People’s Tonight proudly presents the 5th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge.

Sudoku is a crossword inspired game wherein instead of letter you need to fill out the spaces with numbers in whatever order for as long as you will not repeat the same number in the horizontal and vertical lines as well the boxes where it belongs.

The categories set for the competition were: Sudoku Whizkid, which was joined by participants in the Elementary level; Sudoku Wizard, for those in the High School level; and Sudoku Grandmaster for the College and Professional participants.

The regional elimination round was held last October 16 while the National Finals was slated on January 29, 2011.

Sponsors and supporters of the said event are: Tetra Pak; Number Works in Words; Novartis, ECPay; Dental B; Wilma Cruz Tapalla Institute of Speech, Etiquette, and Image; San Miguel Breweries; Sodastream; Holcim Cement; Pilot, Binalot Restaurant. Media Partners are: the Manila Bulletin; Commuter Express; Graphic; the Business Mirror; 105.1 Crossover; the Daily Tribune; and Malaya Business Insight

Friday, October 15, 2010

Business Opportunities in Biodiversity International Conference and Exhibition

In the world of business, where does biodiversity fit in? This question was answered at the "Business Opportunities in Biodiversity" international conference and exhibition held at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila. The conference took place last October 8, 2010 while the exhibition was from October 6 to 8. The event aimed to raise the business sector's awareness on the values of biodiversity and encouraged business to raise its stake on biodiversity conservation.

Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in cooperation with the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the European Union, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Conference featured discussions and presentations on the impact of biodiversity on business sustainability. Media partners were BusinessMirror and the Global News Network.

The conference also focused on the current situation of biodiversity in the ASEAN region. Studies made by international organizations on business and biodiversity and actual business cases by selected corporations from Japan and Southeast Asian nations were presented.

Key speakers included Mr. Rodrigo U. Fuentes, executive director, ACB; Dr. Mario Tabucanon, visiting professor, United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies, and advisor, Executive Board, the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Foundation; Dr. Naoki Adachi, executive director, Japan Business Initiative on Biodiversity ; Atty. Darwin Mariano, public affairs director – Philippines and Asia, CEMEX Asia Pte. Ltd.; Mr. Satoshi Nimura, chairman, Nimura Genetic Solutions, Japan; Mr. Jose Reaño, managing director, Broadchem Corporation; Mr. Atsuhisa Takahashi, president, Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit, Fujitsu Limited, Japan; Mrs. Srisurang Massirikul, social and environment division manager, PTT Public Company Limited, Thailand.

The conference highlighted the clear link between business and biodiversity. "At first glance, people do not recognize the crucial connection between business and biodiversity. Business is perceived to be detached from biodiversity. Biodiversity, however, knows no boundaries, cutting across all sectors – the business sector included," Director Fuentes of the European Union-funded ACB said.

For further inquiry on the event, do contact the Center for Philippine Futuristics Studies and Management, Inc. at (+632) 753-5350 or (+632) 753-1061 or visit

Friday, October 8, 2010

11th Health, Wellness, and Beauty Show 2010

With over 12,000 trade visitors every year, the 11th Health, Wellness, and Beauty Show 2010 will gather top companies, experts, practitioners, and industry professionals from the fitness, health, and beauty industries come October 15 to 17 to provide an exceptional venue for marketing, advertising, and promotion of health and beauty products and services.

To be held at the Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall, the event's objective is to showcase the newest and innovative health and wellness programs in the market.

This three-day event will provide lectures, workshops, demonstrations, several activities, and perks like free medical consultations by beauty and medical experts and presentation of new herbal beauty products. Educational sessions about health, organic, beauty, cosmetics, natural food and drinks are also offered that could help generate new business ideas for health and wellness industry sector.

Some of the exhibitors in the event are as follows:
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • BFAD/DOH Approved Medicine
  • Alternative & Organic Products
  • Natural/Herbal Food, Drinks and Supplements, Catering/Food Companies
  • Health Services, Specialized Clinics
  • Optical/Lenses, Medical Equipments
  • Cosmetics, Perfumeries, Essential Oils, Soaps
  • Beauty Products & Services, Beauty Institutes
  • Wellness Centers, Salons, Skin Care/ Body Care, Hair Care
  • Health Spa / Resort / Sport Club
  • Herbal & Aromatherapy Products, Herbal Medicines and Remedies
  • Herbal Food & Beverages, Fitness/ Slim Centers
  • Fitness Equipments, Medical Insurance Companies
  • Health Magazines/Journals/Publications
  • Fashion Jewelries, Accessories, and Beauty Products
  • Spiritual, Zen and Meditation Music.

For registration and inquiries, please contact the Fiera de Manila at (632) 896-0639, 896-0637, 899-6216 or e-mail at

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Search and Social on SEMCON 2010

The 4th Search Engine Marketing Conference 2010 was held last October 7 to 8 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City with the theme “Search and Social: Winning Customers in a World Transformed by Search and Social Technologies.”

The conference was participated by international SEO, PPC, and Social Strategists and Though Leaders which include: Aaron Matthew Wall, Founder of; Jim Boykin, Internet Marketer of; Charlie J. Ellis, SEO Strategist of Gallant Fish, Giovanna Villanueva, SEO Consultant of Wordtracker; RJ David, Managing Director of; Mala Nuguid, Founder of Web Analytics Philippines; and TJ Manotoc, News Anchor and Reporter of ABS-CBN.

Among the topics covered and discussed in the conference were Building Pages and Links, Building Top Converting Website, Making Your Brand Social, Social CRM and Metrics, Tracking Social Success, Social Media in the Newsroom, Engaging Consumers on Mobile, and a whole lot more.

This very successful event was supported by iMV Solutions, Yugatech,, epmarfori, the Philippine Star, the Business World, it Matters, the Business Mirror, infotxt, Jam88.3, Magic 89.9, and Wave 89.1.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Print & Label Philippines 2010

As part of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) FINEX Week 2010  celebration set last September 25 to October 1 with the theme “Priming for Change”, the organization held their National Conference  on the last day of the said celebration at the Marriot Hotel Manila

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivered the keynote address. Among the topics tackled in the conference were: “Balancing Act” by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad; “Asia and Climate Change” by WWF Philippines chief executive officer and vice chairman Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan; “Priming the IT and IT-enabled industries in the Next Decade” by Tholons SE Asia managing director Jonathan de Luzuriaga; “Doing Business in the Philippines and Other Asian Countries” by Toyota Philippines president Michinobu Sugata; and “Near Term Prospects for Asian Countries” by Asian Development Bank managing director General Rajat Nag.

Moreover, a round table discussion on “A CFO Response to the Changes” was held and participated by the 2009 and 2008 ING-FINEX CFO of the Year Jose Sio, EVP-CFO of SM Investments Corporation, and Sherisa Nuesa, CFO of Integrated MicroElectronics Inc., respectively, and the Singapore CFO of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.

10th Asia Pacific Region Investment Conference

This year, the 10th Annual Pacific Region conference will once again hold an investment conference in New World Hotel, Makati, Philippines on October 14 & 15, 2010.

Organized by the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS), the annual conference usually gathers over 400 delegates, comprised of financial executives, key decision makers of companies, and other professionals. This year, the PRIC will bring together investment and finance professionals and organizations, with key global players in the finance industry lending their support for the upcoming event.

Local finance institutions have also pledged their support for the conference, which aims to promote the regional understanding of current economic issues.

For more information, email or  log on to

58th Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Convention

“Industries Towards Excellence.” This is the driving concept of this year’s Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Conference to be held on Oct. 13–16 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

The four-day conference will focus on the group’s drive to rally all industries to appreciate and take advantage of the various developments in their profession. Included in the discussions will be issues such as quality assurance and management, continuing professional education, and of RA 8495 (Philippine Mechanical Engineering Law) and how its provisions could be implemented.

Mechanical engineers from the private practices, government, and the academe are expected to attend the conference and present some of their technical papers to keep their fellow engineers updated regarding the trends and technological advances in the field of mechanical engineering.

For more details regarding the conference, please call 736-2043, 493-4268, or 0917-8681700. You may also visit

Friday, October 1, 2010

Agrilink, Foodlink, and Aqualink 2010 at the World Trade Center

The Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc. will be presenting the 17th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminars, the 11th International Food Processing, Packaging and Products Exhibition, and the 6th National Fisheries Exhibition and Seminars on October 7-9, 2010 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

With this year's theme, Good Agricultural Practices: Key to Competitiveness, the exhibit will focus on the continuous rapid changing of our agricultural landscape, nature of globalization of world trade, environmental degradation and a host of other factors have led the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) to formulate the global standard called Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to apply to a wide range of farming systems at different scales.

Moreover, this event is also supported by Agri-Aqua Network International, Bureau of Animal Industry, Cooperative Development Authority, Food Entrepreneurs and Exporters of the Philippines, Inc., Federation of Cattle Raisers Association of the Philippines, Federation of Goat and Sheep Producers and Associations of the Philippines, Inc., Livestock Development Council, National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc., National Onion Growers Cooperative Marketing Association, Organic Producers Trade Association, Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Philippine Association of Free-Range Poultry Advocates, Inc., Philippine Association of Hog Raisers, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, Inc., Philippine Coconut Authority, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Philippine Sugar Research Institute Foundation, Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center, Technology Resource Center, Vegetable Industry Council (Region IV-A)

For interested exhibitors, you may reach the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc. at (632) 838-4852, 838-4549, 838-4491, 8384605, or

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Asian Bird Fair & Philippine Bird Fest

Davao City intensified its bid to become the country’s top eco-tourism destination as it played host to the 1st Asian Bird Fair and 6th Philippine Bird Festival that started September 24 to 26, 2010 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel.

Davao City is the first Mindanao city that hosted the two-day Philippine Bird Festival, the country’s premier avian conservation and eco-tourism event. Various cities and provinces in Luzon and Visayas, such as Puerto Princesa, Bataan, Cebu and Quezon City, already have hosted the said annual environmental event.

More than 30 foreign and local bird-watching organizations and thousands of students from all over the region participated in the event. Delegates were welcomed with a fiesta-themed dinner hosted by City Mayor Sara Duterte at Matina Town Square.

Activities, such as lectures, exhibits, film showing, workshop, story-telling, and interactive learning included in the event’s activity.

Various talks and presentations on bird-watching were also presented by the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, Bird Conservation Nepal, Chinese Wild Bird Federation, Borneo Bird Club, World Wildlife Fund, Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Hornbill Research Foundation, Philippine Eagle Foundation, among others. The controversial, Oscar -winning documentary, The Cove, was also shown for the first time in the city.

The festival sought to enrich eco-tourism through bird-watching and promoted the natural and cultural heritage of its host cities. It was also a significant occasion to draw attention to critical environmental preservation issues and find a common ground in protecting the birds in the region.

For further information, contact the Davao Tourism office at (6382)222-1956, telfax (6382)222-1957, email, or visit the website

CEAP 2010 National Convention

The 2010 Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) National Convention was held last September 22 to 24 at the Waterfont Hotel in Cebu City, wherein the 2010 Educator’s Exhibit was also celebrated.

CEAP is a voluntary organization which operates through regional educational associations located in the 16 regions of the country. It represents the interest of Catholic educational institutions in national and international fora, fosters unity of action with other organizations in educational matters, and assists members, particularly those in mission areas, to achieve common and specific aims.

Carrying the theme “A Heart for Eden A Hand at Ecology”, the event highlighted various inspirational talks from different priests all over the country. His Excellency Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, D.D., Bishop of Sorsogon, delivered the thematic address. Moreover, Atty. Antonio A. Oposa Jr, 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Environmental Law, discussed the Situation of the Environment: Global and National Challenges.

In the said event, Hon. Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, Ph.D, Secretary of the Department of Education, and Hon. Patricia B. Licuanan, Ph D., Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education, shared special addresses on the first day.

This successful convention was organized in cooperation with Copylandia, DIWA, Phoenix Publishing House, U-Bix Corporation, Vibal Publishing House, Com Asia, and Victorious Publications.

For more information, contact the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines at (632) 926-5137, 926-0521, 426-2670, 926-5153, fax (632) 9265150, email or visit

Saturday, September 25, 2010

First International Dia Del Galeon Festival

The Spanish Galleon Trade, especially active in the years between 1565 and 1815 during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines, is considered as probably the biggest precursor for globalization and world trade.

Just last year, in commemoration of the Galleon trade, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Oct. 8 of every year as Dia Del Galeon (Day of the Galleon), the day in 1565 when the San Pedro Galleon, directed by Fray Urdaneta, reached Acapulco and the same day that Manila-Acapulco trade route was established. This trade route, called the “Tornaviaje” connected Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa and became a conduit for commerce and cultural exchange.

In this spirit, the Baler 400 Steering Committee, led by Sen. Edgardo Angara, the UNESCO International Theater Institute, and the National Commission for Culture and Arts organized the first ever International Dia Del Galeon Festival, which kicked off last Sept. 25 and will last until Oct. 8.

The three-week event was dubbed “History, Heritage, Habitat, and Language: Precursor to Globalization,” was launched in Bohol, succeeded by workshops on the arts and culture, theatrical productions, demonstrations, exhibits and performance, participated in by delegates from the Philippines and other countries with the Galleon Trade experience. A three-day international conference of scholars, historians, and artists was also held, which discussed the historical, political, economic, and cultural impact of the Galleon trade History on contemporary civilizations.

The Viaje del Galeon, a one-week educational trips in various Philippine ports of call during the Galleon Trade, covering Samar, Leyte. Cebu, Bohol, Negros, and Northern Mindanao, was the highlight of the festival, with more 250 local and foreign students tracing the galleon route in the Philippines.

Said Ms. Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, director general of Dia Del Galeon Festival, “Among the objectives of the festival are to trace its effects as a major influence in world political economy and its repercussions on present day globalization and establish its role in the development of marine sciences and other related areas aside from culture.”

Interest parties my log on to or call Ms. Charisse Aquino-Tugade at 527-2192 local 616. For more information, contact the NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) at (632) 527-5529, 527-2192 loc. 508, 612 to 615, email at, or visit the NCCA website at

FINEX Conference concluded

As part of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) FINEX Week 2010  celebration set last September 25 to October 1 with the theme “Priming for Change”, the organization held their National Conference  on the last day of the said celebration at the Marriot Hotel Manila

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivered the keynote address. Among the topics tackled in the conference were: “Balancing Act” by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad; “Asia and Climate Change” by WWF Philippines chief executive officer and vice chairman Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan; “Priming the IT and IT-enabled industries in the Next Decade” by Tholons SE Asia managing director Jonathan de Luzuriaga; “Doing Business in the Philippines and Other Asian Countries” by Toyota Philippines president Michinobu Sugata; and “Near Term Prospects for Asian Countries” by Asian Development Bank managing director General Rajat Nag.

Moreover, a round table discussion on “A CFO Response to the Changes” was held and participated by the 2009 and 2008 ING-FINEX CFO of the Year Jose Sio, EVP-CFO of SM Investments Corporation, and Sherisa Nuesa, CFO of Integrated MicroElectronics Inc., respectively, and the Singapore CFO of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Red Cross-Manila 31st biennial chapter convention

The 31st biennial chapter convention of the Philippine Red Cross Manila Chapter was held last September 24-25, at the Manila Pavilion Hotel, which highlights the election of new members of the Board of Directors for the term 2010-2014.

Mr. Amado S. Bagatsing, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Red Cross Manila Chapter and Commissioner Nona S. Ricafort, noted that this year’s convention theme is “Krus na Pula: Tumutugon sa Hamon ng Paglilingkod Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon.”

The successful convention was organized by the said organization with participation of the various working committees which include: Gov. Leonida B. Ortiz, Finance; Dir. James G. Barbers, Awards; Dr. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, Programs and Invitations; Director Rey C. Lapid, nominations and elections; Director Carlo Vincent V. Lopez, credentials and registration; Director Greta Yao Go, socials and reception; Director Rene C, Figueroa, through Mrs. Peewee Figueroa, publicity and secretariat; Director Jimmy T. Tiu, physical arrangements and exhibit; Director Vilma M. Litam, Evaluation; Director Teresita U. Quirino, Resolutions; and Director Robert C. Sy, medical and first aid.

Mr. Cristino Naguiat, president of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales were the guest speakers of the convention.

Registration for delegates, alternate delegates, guests, and volunteers took place at the Philippine Red Cross Manila Chapter Building on Gen Luna corner Victoria Sts., Intramuros Manila on September 24.

Grand Family Association of the Philippines-Youth Group Mooncake Party 2010

The Grand Family Association of the Philippines-Youth Group (GFAPY) opens the Mooncake Party this Sept. 26 to all unmarried Chinese youths from 18 to 40 years old. As part of the Mooncake Festive Celebration, this annual tradition and major event will be held from 1-5 p.m. at 14th floor of Tytana Building, Binondo, Manila.

Ticket price is P350 per head. Snack buffet will be served by Aurea Sky all throughout the event. Only limited slots offered. Interested guests can register at the link found on their Faceboook page. Simply search for "Grand Family Association of the Philippines - (Youth) - Mooncake Party (2010)."

Non-members do not need to make an account to fill up the registration form. Just fill out the required field and click submit. For those who are already registered, you can claim your tickets at the Grand Family Association Office, 14th floor, Tytana Bldg. Binondo, Manila and look for Aaron Lim, Elaine Lim, or Corhiza Lagamayo.

For more information, contact Grand Family Association of the Philippines-Youth Group at (632) 241-0057, 241-0068 or email

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Job Fest Career Fair, Super Kids 2010, and Best of Anime 2010

Primetrade Asia Inc., showcased three events in four consecutive days at the SMX Convention Center last September 16-19.

The first event is the Job Fest Career Fair 2010 presented in cooperation with, Studio 23, and the Manila Bulletin. The Career Fair opened September 16 and concluded with hundreds of jobs provided on the second day.

Meanwhile, the second event is in partnership with Maximus Inventus and Promil Nurture Network which set foot from September 17 to 18. Super Kids 2010 aims to support creative learning and champion minds to excel in their chosen endeavor. The event was supported by Johnson’s Pure Essentials, Johnson’s Baby, Junior, and the Manila Bulletin.

The last event, moreover, is an extravagant anime expo entitled The Best of Anime 2010, which was conducted in cooperation with Hero. The event showcased the best of anime movies, trends, and costumes on its one-day event last September 19. Tie-Up organizers of the said event include Japan Foundation,, Creativoices, and Society of Young Voice Artists of the Philippines (SYVAP). Sponsors of the successful expo were MSI-ECS, Suspended Animation Media, Yoshinoya, Netopia, GAME, ClicktheCity, Tempest Films, and the Manila Bulletin.

For more information, contact Primetrade Asia Inc., at (632) 896-0661, 896-0682 or visit

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Women Deliver Philippines Conference

Women Deliver Philippines, the country's first-ever localization of the global initiative that started in London, brought to spotlight the tragic deaths of women during pregnancy and childbirth, and of newborns dying during their first month of life to mobilize investment for the improvement of maternal and newborn health. “Women Deliver Philippines,” held from Sept 15 to 17, 2010, gathered 365 participants from around the country and the world, from 205 agencies, and drew 106 resource persons. They spoke on a wide range of issues from young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services to the role of midwives; from maternal mortality and human rights to interfaith initiatives on safe motherhood; from investing financial, material and human resources toward attaining MDGs 4 and 5 to exercising effective leadership and country commitment to meeting these same goals.

Speakers from government, private and civil society organizations, including regional development leaders, gathered for the conference, to generate political commitment, and share solutions that can prevent maternal and newborn deaths and disabilities.

Health Secretary Enrique Ona delivered a keynote speech on the formal opening of the conference, which was attended by dignitaries from the Australian government, the European Union (EU) and the UN  – led by UN Resident Coordinator Jacqueline Badcock and UNFPA  Regional Director Nobuko Horibe. Ona acknowledged that the solutions needed to improve maternal health and newborn survival “do not involve rocket science,” although he acknowledged that these “require political commitment at the highest levels.”

Closing the conference, Health Undersecretary Mario Villaverde hailed Women Deliver as “timely, hopeful and relevant,” reminding everyone that “maternal health is preventable” and that in the effort to prevent mothers dying from pregnancy and childbirth, “there are no outsiders, only partners.” The national government’s commitment to promoting reproductive health was further underscored by Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, a resource person at the last plenary discussion. The Aquino administration, she said, was committed to “promoting responsible parenthood, which includes providing information on all forms of family planning methods. “Choice and access,” said Soliman, constituted the keystone of the Aquino government’s policy, reiterating the administration’s support for the pending reproductive health bills, an announcement that was met with applause by the audience.

Women Deliver Philippines was organized by the Department of Health, the UN and Likhaan Center for Women’s Health  with support from the EU. Dr. Junice Melgar, executive director of the NGO Likhaan which headed the conference secretariat, said one of the conference goals was to “re-energize” the reproductive health community in its efforts to save the lives of women and children.

The first global Women Deliver conference was held in London in 2007 to mark the 20th year of the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) launched in 1987 seeking to address the tragedy of half-a-million women dying during pregnancy and childbirth. The second Women Deliver conference was held in Washington, DC in 2010.

For further information regarding the event, contact Likhaan Center for Women’s Health at 632) 926-6230 or e-mail or visit the website

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Philippine Congress Anniversary National Conference

THE Center for Bulacan Studies of the Bulacan State University (CBS BSU) with the Philippine Historical Association (PHA), National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), and University of the Philippine Lipunang Pangkasaysayan (UP LIKAS) held the National Conference on the Anniversary of the First Philippine Congress with a theme “IMAHEnasyon: Ang Paghiraya sa Nasyon at Bayan ng Congreso Filipino 1898” last September 14, 2010 at the Bulacan State University Hostel and Function Hall, City of Malolos, Bulacan.

The theme concentrated on the imagined nation and state through the ideas and concepts of the front runners of the freedom and nationhood – from Bonifacio’s 1896 Katipunan to the Aguinaldo-inspired 1898 Congreso Filipino.

Six official papers were read on the conference: Nasyon at Bayan sa Congreso Filipino 1898: Pangkalahatang Perspektibo by Dr. Zeus A. Salazar, retired history professor and History Department chairman at the UP Diliman, and coordinator of the Bagong Kasaysayan, Inc. (BAKAS); Mga Aral ng 1898: Unang Republika, Diplomasya at Imperyalismo by Dr. Evelyn A. Songco, Assistant to the Rectorfor Student Affairs, University of Santo Tomas and president of PHA; Ang Congreso Filipino: Mula Kawit hanggang Tarlac by Dr. Lino L. Dizon, Director, Center for Tarlaqueño Studies, Tarlac State University , vice-president of the Kapisanan ng mga Bahay-saliksikan sa Bansa, Inc., and consultant of the Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies, Holy Angel University; Mga Simbolismo: Halaga ng mga ito sa Pagbubuo ng Bansang Banwa at ang Kaso ng Kongreso ng Malolos by Ian Christopher B. Alfonso, researcher, Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies, Holy Angel University, Fellow of the BSU CBS, and secretary of the Samahang Pangkasaysayan ng Bulacan, Inc. (SAMPAKA); Saligang Batas sa Sinaunang Bayan: Ang Umalohokan at ang Kaloobang Bayan by Dr. Vicente C. Villan, History Department of UP Diliman, coordinator of BAKAS, Inc., and an active member of the Asosasyon ng mg Dalubhasa, may Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan (ADHIKA) ng Pilipinas, Inc.; Ang Kartilya at Kaloobang Bayan: Saligang Batas ng Katipunan at Tagapangunang Hiraya ng Saligang Batas ng Malolos by Michael Charleston B. Chua of the History Department of the De La Salle University and vice-president, Philippine Historical Association.

Also, a side lecture was delivered by Isagani B. Giron, president emeritus of SAMPAKA and consulant of the BSU CBS, Si Heneral Miong at ang mga taga-Malolos; as well as other topics by other reactors such as the legendary cat in the Barasoain Church seen in the ten-peso bill and the petition to bring back the Barasoain’s image in any monetary bill of the Republic.

“Among our regular activities and programs, this one is unique because for the first time we are given the chance to co-work with the PHA, NHCP and UP LIKAS which are considered authorities and experts in the Philippine historiography.” Dr. Agnes Crisostomo, director of BSU CBS said.

This national conference was made free to the public, but with limited reservations set to 200 only. It was endorsed by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education to all the schools and other academic institutions in the country and supported by the Provincial Government of Bulacan and the City Government of Malolos.

The activity was proudly part of the Province’s celebration of Singkaban Fiesta: Buwan ng Bulacan which started last August 15 until September 15.

For more information, contact Ian Christopher Alfonso at 0916-475-2140 or e-mail through, and Roy Devesa II at 0906-579-6378 or e-mail through Interested parties can also get in touch with the PHA Public Relations Office at (63906) 202-0274.

Tattoo Artists Unite at Dutdutan X

Tribal Gear Philippines presents Dutdutan X, the country’s biggest and grandest annual tattoo exposition on Sept. 24 and 25 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The ultimate tattoo event will once again create history to celebrate 10 years of art and ink.

Tribal Gear sets the bar even higher at this year’s event where the finest tattoo artists, enthusiasts and supporters will huddle to meet, compete, get inked and marvel in skin artistry at its best. Once again, Tribal Gear gathers not only the country’s best tattoo artists, but also acclaimed inkers from all over the world. Participants from France, Guam, Singapore and Korea are flying in.

Guests from Tribal Gear San Diego, California, representing Tribal’s West Coast lifestyle, where tattoo is very much a part of one’s existence, are also coming. Bobby Ruiz, founder/owner of Tribal Gear, Wuv, drummer of POD and OG Abel, street/graffiti artist, Franco Vescovi, renowned inker and Willie T., multimedia artist, will be celebrating art and ink with local counterpart.

Tribal Gear, the lifestyle brand that represents the hardcore, underground and alternative street scenes, continues to live up to its roots with Dutdutan X.

Dutdutan X’s highlights include exhibition fights of professional URCC (Universal Reality Combat Championship) fighters, Tribal Gear’s sizzling Bikini Open contest, a music fest featuring many of our hottest local bands and crews, and a new addition to grab the spotlight is the Drum Duel — a search for the best amateur drummer in town.

Dutdutan X is presented by Tribal Gear; co-presented by Colt 45, Skinworkz, PHILTAG, and brought to you by Kenny Rogers, JB Music, Jack TV, Magic 89.9, NU 107, UR 105.9, U 92.r and Sidetrip Travel Magazine.

Tickets are on sale at Skinworkz and all Tribal boutiques. Trade in 12 Colt 45 crowns and get P100 off the ticket price.

For more information about the event, contact Tribal Gear at (63917)859-3759, email For Tattoo Competition/Convention Inquiries, contact Skinworkz Body Piercing & Tattoo Shop at (632) 834-5001, (63927) 980-1009 or visit the official website at

Monday, September 20, 2010

1st Philippine Digital Publishing Conference

With the rise of electronic books, e-readers, and the magnitude of information available on the Internet, fears have arisen that the old-fashioned book might go permanently out of style.

To address this, members of the local publishing industry came together on September 13 and 14 for the country’s first Philippine Digital Publishing Conference at the UP-Ayala Technohub. Entitled “the Future of the Book,” the two-day series of talks covered the changing landscape of publishing, the rise of e-books, and how Filipino readers, writers and publishers can make the best of these changes.

Sponsoring the conference were the National Book Development Board (NBDB), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), Filipinas Heritage Library, and Vibal Foundation, Inc.

An exhibit right outside the session hall also featured the evolution of e-readers through the years, from readers on the laptop, up until the recently-released Apple iPad.

Keynote speaker and BDAP president Lirio Sandoval said, “The public and private sector of the Philippine book industry are very much concerned about the future of the book industry in this digital generation, and it affects publishers, book sellers and readers alike.”

“This conference is the latest in many such conferences around the world, asking what the future might hold for [books and traditional publishing],” he said. “Some say the digital age will be the end of the book, others say it will be another chapter in the long and illustrious history of the book.”

For further information, contact Vibal Foundation at (632) 712-9156 to 59 loc 343 to 344, fax (632) 416-8460 or
visit their website at

Saturday, September 18, 2010

19th Mindanao Business Conference

The 19th Mindanao Business Conference (MiniBizCon) kicked off in Cagayan De Oro City, known to as the economic hub of Northern Mindanao.

This year’s MiniBizCon with the theme, “One. Global. Mindanao. Maximizing Potentials,” is held last September 17-18 at the Atrium in Limketai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.  With the supervision of Mr. Ralph Paguio, president of the event’s host organization, the Cagayan De Oro Chamber Commerce and Industry Foundation, the event serves as the premier venue for showcasing Mindanao’s investment opportunities, and also linking its business community with investors and buyers to share practices in economic development, raising a more competitive business environment.

The program includes four plenary sessions supporting Mindanao’s winners. In the sessions the organization highlighted the key products of each sub-region. Hand-in-hand with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Cagayan de Oro City Government, USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao Program, the Mindanao Development Authority, and other partners made the business gathering a hit.

ACPACI National Convention

The Association of CPAs in commerce and Industry held the annual national convention last September 16-18, 2010 at the Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel in Laoag City.

With the theme “Crossing borders” the event was held in the Ilocos region after conducting the annual event in Baguio City for the past eight years. ACPACI past president and chair of this year’s convention said the changing of venue provides a perfect backdrop for the technical discussions, most of which tackles he changing roles of the CPAs plus it is in line with the organization and the convention’s theme. 

The opening plenary was keynoted by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and followed by notable speakers who handled the technical sessions. Few of the speakers were Atty. Ma. Gracia Casals-Diaz; General Accountant, Office of the General Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Lilian Lansangan; Head of Specialists Advisory Services Division of Punongbayan and Araullo, Dr. Violeta Villaroman-Bautista; Executive Director of Care and Counsel Wholeness Center and professor at the University of the Philippines, and Atty. Jules Riego.

The convention aims to update the participants with the latest developments in their profession, and be able to face and address the challenges and issues aligned with it.

Asia Food Expo and Food Serv Asia 2010

The Asia Food Expo 2010, the 19th International Exposition on Food-Processing, Packaging, and Handling Machinery, Equipment and Technology, was held in conjunction with Food Serv Asia 2010, the 10th International Exposition on Food Service, Catering Systems, Supplies, and Equipment and Technology, and Bakery Asia 2010, an International Exposition on Bakery and Confectionery Systems, Supplies and Equipment last September 8 – 11, 2010.

AsiaFood Expo is the most celebrated event in the Food & Beverage Industry. It has proven to be the best source of manufacturing investors’ sectors where processing and packaging for new technology in Handling Machinery Equipment and Technology can only be found.

These events were presented by Software Dimensions, Chase Technologies Corporations, Infinite Labels, Business World, Cook Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Food Magazine, Business Mirror, HerWord.Com, China Food and Beverage Online, ALTA Publishing Company, HK HUIZHAN International. Century Park Hotel, and The Heritage Hotel.

For more information, contact Trade Information Marketing & Exhibitions, Inc. at (632) 834-0085 to 86 - 551-7920 loc. 7420, fax (632) 831-3828, e-mail,, or visit

Friday, September 17, 2010

UP DECL and ACCESS: The 2nd Philippine English Language Conference

The University of the Philippines Department of English and Comparative Literature (UP DECL) and the British Council presented the UP-DECL Centennial and 2nd Access Philippine International English Language Conference held from 16 to 17 September 2010 at the SMEX, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.  

This year’s event gathered together more or less than 1,000 ELT professionals, education policy experts, representatives of international bodies, and decision makers all over the world. The conference provided a rare opportunity for ELT professionals and teachers to be included in the conference program and present themselves in front of an international audience. Also it gave way for participants to network with the diverse international audience.

There were four plenary delivered by international experts during the conference. Topics for the plenary sessions include: Philippine English in Philippine Movies: Implications of Language Use for ELT, Using Games In the Language Classroom, Teaching Reading In Large Multicultural Classes, Enjoying Reading Through ICT-Mediated Activities and so on. The Conference was attended by keynoted speakers like Mr. David Graddol; a British applied linguist, a well known writer, broadcaster, researcher and consultant on issues relating the global English, Ms. Suzanne Romaine; Merton Professor of English Language, University Of Oxford, Ms. Mina Patel; ELT consultant, Trainer Trainer, Teacher Trainer, and author,and Mr. Andy Kirkpatrick; Chair Professor of English as an International Language at Hong Kong Institute of Education and Director of the Institute’s Research Centre into Language Education and Acquisition in Multilingual Societies.

For more information, contact: UP Department of English and Comparative Literature Tel No. 981 8500. British Council Tel No. 914 1011

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010 SHDA-HUDCC National Developers Convention

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA) in partnership with the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) presented the 2010 SHDA-HUDCC National Developers Convention last September 16 to 17 at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

With the theme “The Housing Agenda in a New Era of Sustained Growth”, the event was participated by member, non-members, and other allies of the industry. Moreover, the convention has showcased a long list of opportunities for realty business enthusiasts and a wide-range of choices for those who are interested in owning a real property. It specifically highlighted the rapid changes and opportunities of the realty industry in the new years to come.

This very successful event was made possible by World Home Depot, Holcim Cement, PAG-IBG Fund, Boysen, Meralco, L&FS Lares, Inc., Planters Bank, Davies Paints, Cemex, Avida, Robinson’s Land, 8990 Housing Development Corporation, Suntrust, Philtown, Federal Land, iRemit, Landbank of the Philippines, Citihomes Builders and Development Inc., Filinvest Land Inc., Elite Union, BPI Family Bank, FTI Consulting, Union Galva Steel, Phinma Property Holdings, and FirmBuilders Realty Development Inc.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MIBF at the SMX Convention Center

Primetrade Asia, Inc. in cooperation with Asian Catholic Communicators Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines proudly presented the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) last September 15-19 at the SMX Convention Center

The biggest and longest running book fair in the Philippines is celebrating its 31st year of providing a one-stop shop for local and foreign publishers, wholesalers, retailers, book lovers, collectors, librarians, authors, and publisher’s representatives.

The fair featured book launches, dialog with readers and other book-related activities. Moreover, students take advantage of books at prices lower than in bookstores, while teachers and school administrators get the best prices for bulk purchases. Kids, on the other hand, enjoyed story-telling sessions, puppet shows, reading-related contests, robotic demonstrations, parade of exhibitors’ mascots and cosplay (costume play) of their favorite book characters.

MIBF is well-known in showcasing the largest and most varied collection of literature, textbooks, educational supplements, general references, religious and inspirational titles, self-help books, management books, Filipiniana, coffee table books, popular novels, children’s books, art books, graphic novels, rare and hard to find titles, magazines, audio and e-books, multimedia, teaching supplies and services, publishers’ technology, and travel materials.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

3rd CCIP Cosmetics Fair

Mai Market Access & Innovations Management Philippines organized “Pilipinas ang Ganda Mo!” 3rd Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP) Cosmetics Fair 2010. The international exhibition for cosmetics industry featured new launched personal, household, beauty, hair, skin, oralcare of diamond lifestyle products, held at the Megatrade Hall 1. 5th Level, Mega B Megamall.

Last September 10-12, 2010 various cosmetics company participated in the said event, like: Aromatherapy, Baby care, Cosmetic Care Products, Fitness Club, Foot care, Health and Wellness, Household Care Products, Male Grooming, Men Accessories and Cosmetic Products, Market novelties, Nail and hair care accessories, Packaging, Perfumery, Salon services and equipment, Slimming Equipment, Spa products and Other Allied Industries and Services. The occasion with the theme “A gathering of world class personal care products and services in the country!” was flocked by an estimated Wholesalers, Buyers, Distributors, Importers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Technologists, Marketing people, Beauty industry professionals, Designers, Research agencies, Trade press and others. Mai Market Access & Innovations Management Philippines headed by Ms, Angela Barrios came up with delightful ideas of putting up an Expo, giving lectures or seminars, free make-over for the exhibit-goers, and the high light for the fair were the Fashion Show and the Beauty Contest.

For more information, contact: MAI Events Management Phils. Tel. NO. (63-2) 8992642. Email:

Food and Drinks Asia 2010 and Food Franchising 2010

Food and Drinks Asia 2010, the 14th International Exposition on Specialty Foods, Delicatessen, Confectionery, Beverages, Beers, and Wines and Spirits, held last September 2 to 5 in conjunction with Food Franchising 2010, the 14th International Food Franchising and Business Systems Exposition.

Food and Drinks is an international exposition of local and imported foods, delicatessen, fruit preserves, juices and concentrates, specialty foods, pasta and noodles, milk and dairy products, food additives and mixtures, flavorings, spices and condiments, chocolates and confectionery items, wines and liquors, fruit juices, canned and frozen meat products, fresh fruits and vegetables among others.

These events were presented by Software Dimensions, Chase Technologies Corporations, Infinite Labels, Business World, Cook Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Food Magazine, Business Mirror, HerWord.Com, China Food and Beverage Online, ALTA Publishing Company, HK HUIZHAN International. Century Park Hotel, and The Heritage Hotel.

For more information, contact Trade Information Marketing & Exhibitions, Inc. at (632) 834-0085 to 86 - 551-7920 loc. 7420, fax (632) 831-3828, e-mail,, or visit

Friday, September 10, 2010

3rd Pinoy Aquatic Fair

The 3rd Pinoy Aquatic Fair staged last September 10 to 12 at the AANI Herbal Garden and Livelihood Center at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Like any other fair, Pinoy Aquatic Fair showcased fisheries products and services from the booths of private and government entrepreneurs, and sell fisheries products as well.

Moreover, the event offered free lectures on different topics which include discussions on innovative technologies in mariculture, aquasilviculture, and fish feed formulation. A free consultation on the production of shrimps, tilapia, bangus, shellfishes, crabs, sea cucumber, abalone, scallops, sea urchins, seaweeds, and lapu-lapu was also conducted.

Featuring the latest developments in fisheries and relates products, the event was presented and organized by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Agri-Aqua Network International (AANI). This year’s theme focused on sustainable fish farming and aims to promote aquaculture and mariculture to increase local food production and to create jobs and new opportunities in the fisheries sector.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The ‘Amazing Raise’ of the 4th Fundraising Congress

The “Amazing Raise”, Philippines’ biennial and biggest gathering of non-profit fundraiser was held last September 8 and 9, 2010 from 8am to 5pm on both days at the Gateway Suites, 4th floor Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

The two-day congress with a registration fee of P6,500 which already includes the congress kit and meals and snacks was organized by Venture for Fundraising  it aims to provide fundraisers with more effective tools during challenging times and economic crisis. The event was attended by more or less 200 Non-Government Organizations who all lined up for four plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions on online marketing direct mail, grants, corporate fundraising, emergency appeals, major gifts, special events, social enterprise, etc.  Other than that, the congress also featured exhibit booths of fundraising needs products and service suppliers.  The Kyra Awards, the most prestigious fundraising award-giving body was also held at the end of the congress. Plaques and cash prizes up to P75,000 were given to the country’s best fundraising teams. 

Sponsors for the 4th Fundraising were The Philippine STAR, Smart, Pilipinas Shell, Akubo, DKT Philippines, Manila North Tollways Corp., AsiaPay, Gakken Philippines, and DZAR Sonshine Radio.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

38 years of Alay-Lakad

Alay Lakad Foundation Inc. (ALFI) celebrated the 38th year of Alay Lakad para sa Kabataan last September 5, at the Rizal Park hosted by this year’s civic organization Rotary Club International , District 3810, led by District Governor Tranquil Salvador III, overall chairman if the National Coordinating Committee for Walk 2010.

The annual Alay-Lakad is the signature fund-raising project of the foundation to continue its aim to support the out-of-school youths in th country. ALFI President Frank Evaristo said that this year’s theme, “Hakbang sa Pagbabago, Alay sa Kabataang Pilipino”, highlighted the foundation’s hope that the nation would be aware of the plight of out-of-school youth who are the beneficiaries of Alay Lakad and support efforts to help them have a better life.

Moreover, this event is held by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 168. It was participated by high government officials, civic leaders, and business groups together with President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Proceeds of the campaign benefited the country’s out-of-school youth population through educational assistance and skills training and livelihood programs. To date, Alay-Lakad has assisted more than 50,000 out-of-school youths nationwide.

Donations will be accepted at the ALFI national secretariat.

1st FINEX Fun Marathon runs for a Cause

It is not only for weight loss, perspiration, and fun. On September 12, 2010, for the first time, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) will hold its 1st FINEX Fun Run for a great cause.

Happening at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, this fun race for all races - families, group of friends, youngsters and elderly, celebrities, athletes, sports enthusiasts, will give its proceeds to the Marillac Hills Center for Abused Children, the Laura Vicuna Foundation, ChildHaus, Bahay Mapagmahal, and Habitat for Humanity. Surely, every delegate will not just be a great part of the event's success but will also be an early present to all their beneficiaries.

The marathon will have races types such as three-kilometer, five-kilometer, and ten-kilometer run. Registration fees will be at P300, P400, and P500 respectively. Registration areas for the event will be at the Chris Sports.

1st FINEX Fun Run is in cooperation with the Habitat for Humanity Philippines. For more information on the event or registration, visit or look for Mike Vinluan at 811-4052, 811-4189, or 811-4188.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Biodiversity Run 2010

Asean Centre for Biodiversity in collaboration with Macrunners Sports Inc presented the BioDiversity Run 2010 at the Forestry Campus, University of the Philippines-Los Banos in Laguna last September 4 with the theme “Run for Biodiversity, Biodiversity is Life, Run for Life.”

This run for a cause was held in partnership with the University of the Philippines—Los Banos, the Business Mirror, ptt, eksalife, Ford, Mazda, Unilever, Cebuana Lhuilier, Prudential Life, and 2Go, and the race categories were set to 5km, 10km, and 21km. Aspiring volunteers and participants had the registration period last July 1 to August 31 of this year.

Biodiversity Run 2010 is a run for a cause of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, where proceeds go to the ASEAN Biodiversity Fund. Moreover, this event showcased an excellent excitement of an advocacy race that promotes the rich biodiversity of the Makiling Forest, physical fitness, and mental well-being, ecological awareness and enhancement of local tourism.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

10th Philippine Travel Exchange

108 wholesale travel agents from six continents came over the country to forge deals with diverse sectors of the local tourism industry, in this year’s 10th Philippine Travel Exchange (Phitex 2010) last September 2, 2010 at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel.

Large representations from China, Japan, Korea, the Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East, Europe and North America, made business with over 194 local sellers. The government -supported marketing affair aims to link foreign wholesale buyers and local sellers of tourism services and products in a day of one-on-one business meeting, done through a number of pre-scheduled appointments for each delegate.

Cooperating the event are airlines, travel agencies, hotel and resorts, incentive and congress organizers, transport firms, and convention facilities. With the theme “Awesome Philippines, Awesome Sceneries, Awesome Activities, Awesome Experience,” Phitex 2010 highlights a welcome dinner for the participants, visit to the country’s top tourist destinations like Cebu, Bohol, Bicol, Palawan, Subic, Clark and Ilocos. The buyers got the chance to sample these local destinations with the familiarization programs all organized by the Department of Tourism with the support of Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, Philippine Airlines, Philtoa and Manila Hotel.

Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp

Over 100 participants from the country’s top Universities gathered for this year’s Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City.

Entrepreneurial graduate and post graduate students in natural sciences who are interested in pursuing careers in biotechnology joined the said event. BioCamp is a pioneering biotechnology workshop which started since 2007 and is organized by research-based Swiss healthcare company Novartis partnered with the Department of Science and Technology, Intellectual Property Philippines and Hybridigm Consulting , where students learn the latest trends in biotechnology from distinguished Filipino scientists, academicians and biotech entrepreneurs.

This year’s local BioCamp was attended by participants from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, St. Lukes College of Medicine, De La Salle University and Far Eastern University. Postgraduate students and graduates in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biology, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry were the attending participants.

After the Local BioCamp, two students were selected to represent the Philippines in the International BioCamp held from August 30 to September 2, 2010 at the Novartis International Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The selections of the representatives are based on academic excellence and professional focus. All travel and accommodation expense are shouldered by Novartis.

The Local and International BioCamps are designed to give participants the tools they need in starting their own biotechnology company, it also provide participants with the opportunity to work together. Learn and network with other students.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

InfoSec Conference 2010

Digital Filipino Club and Posh Marketing Services brought out to Filipinos a forum that generally shared and educated protective ways on how to secure environment against the radioactive internet usage. This was entitled InfoSec Conference 2010 that gathered top practitioners who shared their best practices on Information and Technology security at the Intercontinental Hotel, Makati City last August 25, 2010.

Speakers from global enterprises, technology leaders, certified security professionals and law enforcers identified risks, threats and vulnerabilities some companies are facing today. They also provided preventions and solutions to protect businesses in the country.

Various speakers who graced the event were Mr. Tunde Fafunwa, and Mr. Wilson Chua and Mr. Fernando Martirez III of Bitstop Network Services on State of Internet Infrastructure and Security in the Philippines, Mr. Paul Hubbard and Mr. Jeff Arrienda of YesPayments on Managing E-Commerce Fraud, Mr. Jojo Colina, ePLDT on Technology Presentation: Justifying your Security Spend, Peter Scott of Global Competitiveness Consultancy and Training on How Applicable is Six Sigma and ISO Standards to the IT Sector (and its security concerns), Dr. Pierre Tagle of Mobiliance on Possibilities and Security Challenges in Cloud Computing, Atty. JJ Disini of Disini & Disini Law Office and Mr. Dustin Andaya of SureSeal on State of Cyber Crime in the Philippines, and Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino Club on Search Engine Hacking and Information Gathering.

For more information on the event, contact Posh Marketing Services at (632) 443-POSH(7674), 347-7322, 0920-9826837 or 0922-8583538, email or visit the website

Monday, August 30, 2010

First National Zoological Conference

The First National Zoological Conference was held last August 23 to 24, 2010 at the Bulwagang Buhay-llang, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. The two-day event was organized by the PhilZoos Association together with the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB). Its theme is “Zoological Parks: Moving Towards the 21st Century.

PhilZoos is an organization of zoo owners and operators to share notable insights and invaluable knowledge that will revolve on three-pronged” objectives: Promotion of responsible zoological park operations, enhancing awareness of zoological park owners/managers/staff on existing policies and other basic considerations in zoological park establishment and operation; orientation about PhilZoos and to obtain the latter’s support on the agency’s endeavors.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) can promote the country as a must-see destination for foreign tourists not only because of its world-class beaches and resorts, historical and cultural landmarks, world-class products and goods, beautiful sceneries but also zoos where they can view birds and animals in the Philippines.

The Philippines has also rare birds and animals tourists must see because they are now becoming extinct with the loss of their national habitat. These are the tamaraw in Mindoro, the pilandok or Philippine mouse deer, the smallest hoofed animal found only on Balabas Island, Palawan, the kagwang, a unique animal in the wilderness of Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Basilan and some parts of Mindanao, kooka, the largest of flying squirrels found in the Philippines, the malmag, one of the smallest primates in the world, the deer found in the forests of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the tandikan or peacock pheasant, found only in the forests of Palawan, the dalud or imperial pigeon found in the forest bird, and the kalangay, the Philippine cockatoo now restricted in Palawan.

PhilZoos PAWB and conference organizers have laid out the following topics for discussion: Basic Policies on: Zoological Park Development and Operations: Animal Welfare and Ethics Welfare: Evaluation of Non-Human Animals in Philippine Zoos, Role of Zoological Parks in Wildlife conservation; Developing Wildlife Park Operators into a Responsible Organization: The SEAZA Experience. Talks were given by Southeast Asia Zoological Association (SEAZA) president Dr. Jansen Manansang, PAWB director, Dr. Mundita Lim, another of International Animal Welfare and Ethics, Dr. G. Agooramorthy: P2 Rommel Almarzon of PMA Baguio City; Dennis Salvador of Philippine Eagle Foundation.

For further information, contact PAWB at (632) 9246031-35, email or visit

Philippine Orchid Society 64th Anniversary flourishes with its Mid-Year Orchid Garden Show

The Philippine Orchid Society (POS), country’s premier orchid club, held its Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show in line with their 64th Anniversary at the Manila Seedling Bank compound in QC last August 13 to 23, 2010.

Dubbed with the theme “Protecting Our Orchids from Climate Change”, the show focused on the conservation and protection of our Philippine orchid species. It also featured the best orchid blooms of the season set in landscaped exhibits executed by the country’s top orchid collectors and landscapers.

Aside from exhibits, free lectures on orchid growing and gardening were also held for the visiting public. Topics discussed were “Annuals Ornamental Production” by East West Seed Company, “Growing Cattleya & Oncidium Orchids” by Atty. Hernando Perez, “Orchid Flower Arrangement” by Floral Designer’s Circle, “Miniature Tray Landscape-Penjing” by Mr. Vic de Roña, “Growing Vandaceous and Phalaenopsis Orchids” by CV Lazaro, “Noteworthy Philippine Orchid Species” by Mr. Wally Suarez, “Orchid Potting Techniques” by Mr. Andres Golamco Jr., “Fertilization & Urban Gardening” by Allied Botanical Corporation, “Marketing Trends in the Ornamental Plant Industry” by Ms. Vangie Go, “Indoor Gardening for a Healthy Lifestyle” by Mr. Serapion Metilla, and “Controlling Orchid Pest and Diseases” by Mr. Norberto Bautista.

The show was sponsored by Manila Bulletin, Agriculture: Manila Bulletin’s Monthly Magazine, and Peters Professional/Osmocote.

For inquiries on the event, contact POS show organizers at (632) 929-4425, 906-5036 or 0917-8485468.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cebu Franchise Exhibit

CEO Events and Expos Organizers, Inc.  spearheaded  the Cebu Franchise Exhibit at the Parkmall Atrium West, Mandaue City, Cebu last August 27-29, 2010.

The Exhibit is a three-day event presenting franchise opportunities that enables people and companies  involved in franchising or people who want to be involved in franchising, to gather and develop their skills, to make new contacts and gain useful information and counsel from experts in the franchising field. The exhibit is open to the public during mall hours with no entrance fee. It features an array of different businesses that offer franchising, meet with the company representatives, and become familiar with the growing world of franchising.

The event was a huge success with the help of sponsors: FIFA Filipino International Franchise Association, RK Franchise Consultancy, PLDT SME Nation, Da Vinci’s Pizza, Huge Printing, Jones Brothers Pizza, Living Water Systems, O’ Hair Salon, Vienna Kaffeehaus, BusinessMirror, Sunstar Cebu, and the following exhibitors; Acebedo Optical, Add-On Systems, Aquahealth Pure Drinking Water, Big Joe’s Café, Bluewater Day Spa, Botoy’s Litson Manok, Chef Law Kitchen Recipe, Handuraw Pizza, Dr. Pearl Cooler Shop, Jo’s Chicken Inato, Magic Melt Foods, Medicus , Inc., Mini Me Is That You, Mr. Softy Ice Cream, Nail Treats Hand & Foot Spa, Nice Day Car Wash, Shao-Mai Dimsum, Uncle Sam’s Burger and Yasai Chikara Takoyaki.

After the exhibit, a Franchise Seminar was then conducted by Mr. Rudolf Kotik,with various topics all related with franchising last August 31, 2010, 1:30 PM at Montebello Villa Hotel, Function Room, Banilad, Cebu City.

For more information, contact: CEO Events and Expos Organizers, Inc.Manila Office: (02) 995-0734 / 439-1579
Cebu Office: (032) 273-3827/ 238-3933 Email: Website:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

First Campomanes Memorial chess inaugural

Another leap to the success of Philippine chess history was taken as the first Florencio Campomanes Memorial chess championship slated August 28 to September 3 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila.

The country’s President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was invited to be the special guest of honor and perform the ceremonial moves along with International Chess Federation President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during the opening ceremony.

National Chess Federation of the Philippines President Prospero “Butch” Pichay noted that this undertaking is, indeed, another milestone in the local chess history. He has been very busy in the organization and planning of this event, leaving no stone unturned to ensure the success of the Campomanes Memorials.

The inaugural was also attended by the people who have been supporting the chess industry in the country: Philippine Olympic Committee President Jose “Peping” Conjuangco; Philippine Sports Commission Chair Richie Garcia; NCFP Secretary General Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino; and Metro Manila Development Authority Francis Tolentino.

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Philippine Hotel Investment Conference

International and domestic tourists continue to swell in number and the upward trend is expected to continue well into the next few years. The demand for more accommodations and facilities is therefore inevitable and widens the prospects for immediate investments.

In response to this clamor, Food and Hospitality Events Specialists Inc. and Y&S 1847, a strategic hotel investment company, pooled together leading local and international executives of the hospitality industry for the first ever Hotel Investment Conference at the SMX Convention Center.

Held last Aug. 20, the confab was especially structured to address emerging industry trends and offer valuable insights regarding the business. Delegates were also treated to round table discussions, exhibits, private appointments, and networking opportunities with the international leaders of the hotel and hospitality industry.

Included in the roster of internationally based panelists were Ms. Serena Lim (Vice President, Starwood Hotels), Mr. Thomas Monahan (Executive Vice President For International Development, Wyndham Hotel Group), Ms. Aiyi Lim (Director Of Development, Wyndham Hotel Group), Mr. Patrick Basset (Vice President For Operations, Accor), Mr. Xerxes Mejer Homji (Executive Vice President And Chief Development Officer, Carlson Hotels Worldwide), Mr. Guy Philips (Vice President For Development In Asia Pacific, Hilton International) And Mr. Simon Pearson (Vice President For Marketing And Development, Marco Polo Hotels).

Locally based panelists Included Ms. Annabelle Wisniewski (President, HSAI-Raintree Partners), Mr. Jose Mari Del Rosario (Chief Executive Officer, Microtel Hotels And Resorts), Mr. Al Legaspi (Chief Operating Officer, Ayala Hotels Inc.), Mr. Rey Villar (Executive Vice President, Federal Land), And Mr. Arthur Gindap (Country General Manager, Philippines Ascott International).

Meanwhile, the roster of moderators included Ms. Narzalina Lim (Former Tourism Secretary, Asia Pacific Projects Inc.), Mr. Fraser Hickox (Hall Of Fame, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals), Ms. Vicky Aldaba (President, Shaping Hospitality Now), Ms. Cyndy Tan Jarabata (President, Tajara Leisure Hospitality Group), Ms. Merril Yu (Former Executive Vice President, SM Hotels; Entertainment Chief Executive, Y&S 1847).

Speakers for the event were Mr. David Young, Managing Director for Colliers International; Mr. Roberto Lim, Former Senior Vice President, Philippine Airlines; And Ms. Monica Au, Managing Director Of Landor Associates.

For more information about the event, contact Global-Link MP Events International Inc. at (632) 750-8588, 887-1304; fax (632) 750-8585; email:, or visit their website at

Thursday, August 26, 2010

3rd Philippine International Motor Show

The 3rd Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) brought together under one roof powerful global auto brand marques, as well as leading brands in affiliate and support industries last August 19 to 22, 2010 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay.

Some of those participating brands that attended the event which the the "Drive the Green Road" were Asian Carmakers Corporation (BMW), CATS Motors, Inc. (Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Chrysler & Dodge), Columbian Autocar Corporation (Kia), Focus Ventures, Inc. (Chana), Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (Honda), Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (Hyundai), Isuzu Philippines Corporation (Isuzu), Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (Mitsubishi), Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc. (Nissan), PGA Cars, Inc. (Porsche, Audi), Scandinavian Motors Corporation (Volvo), The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (GM), Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (Toyota), Universal Motors Corporation (Nissan LCVs), Suzuki Philippines Inc. (Suzuki), and Ford Group Philippines.

A number of the events' highlights were special auto financing rate exclusive for 3rd PIMS visitors prepared by BPI Family Savings, and a showcase of a green technology pavilion highlighting engine and vehicle technology simulators by the CAMPI Technical Committee.

The event was aimed to complement CAMPIs ongoing advocacy on the issue of climate change; and, to showcase the latest green technologies in alternative fuel-fed vehicles to include hybrids, and clean-burning, diesel-powered vehicles, and fuel-efficient gas engines, among others.

The 3rd Philippine International Motor Show was organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI). For further information and suggestion regarding the event, contact them at (632) 632-9733, 910-2580, fax (632) 633-9941, e-mail or visit

Systems Integration Philippines 2010

Systems Integration Philippines launched a three-part expo at the SMX Convention Center last August 19 to 21—Signs and Media World Expo, an international signage, multimedia presentation technology, equipment materials and services exhibition; the Total Office Products and Services show, an 8th International Business IT Solutions, Audio and Video Communications, Digital Printing, Graphics Design and Office Automation Technology, Products and Services Exhibition; and Corporate Gifts Expo, the 8th Corporate Giveaways, Office Supplies, Stationery, Incentives, Premiums, and Souvenirs Exhibition.

The event highlighted innovative office supplies to marketing solutions. Moreover, the exhibits showcased free seminars and product presentation from top exhibitors and associations such as: The Value of Corporate Wellness Programs to Corporations by Philippine Kettlebell Corporation; How to Choose the Best Office Supply by Crown Supply; Digital Printing Busienss by Graficad Creation; and Sanus Wallmount Systems: Make Room for Life by Goldway Digital Equipment.

The three-day exhibit will not be a complete success without the help of its partners and sponsors: China Business Philippines, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Gadgets Magazine, Gadgets Philippines Inc.,, Agility Logistics, MultisTiQ, ANC, Wave 89.1, Jam 88.3, Resort World Manila, PowerSpeak Inc., Sanyo, SMX Convention Center, Manila Pavilion, TV Style Video, PLDT myDSL, and Panasonic.

For more information about the event, contact Global-Link MP Events International Inc. at (632) 750-8588, 887-1304; fax (632) 750-8585; email or visit their website at or

China Machine and Electronic Show 2010

The most comprehensive China Machinery and Electronic products display tagged as China Machinery and Electronic Products Exhibition 2010 slated last August 19-21 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

It features Chinese manufacturers of machinery and electronic products, circuit breaker, coated abrasive products plastics, rubber, machines-tools - tools, metal working industries, electronic design & components home appliances, automobile and auto parts, food processing and packing machinery

Over 300 companies from mainland China showcased over 12,000 products and new technology. Moreover, a comprehensive show of automotive and motorcycle parts and accessories, electrical products, electronic household appliances, equipment and machinery, home and office products, and industrial and hardware products were featured in the said exhibit. The event also provides a business-to-business and networking opportunities with well-known companies in the field of electronic and machinery.

This admission-free event was organized by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products and managed by Global Link MP Events International Inc.

For more information about the event, contact Global-Link MP Events International Inc. at (632) 750-8588, 887-1304; fax (632) 750-8585; email or visit their website at or

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Health, Beauty, Fitness, Lifestyle Asia 2010

Beauty and wellness has been all the rage these past few years in the Philippines. All around, different health products, diet programs, and beauty regimens have filled the market.

In response to the clamor, Tradecon Inc. organized Health, Beauty, Fitness, Lifestyle Asia 2010: The Fifth International Exposition on Beauty and Wellness held last Aug. 13–15 at the World Trade Center.

The three-day event was co-located with the Third Health Care Asia, Third Beauty of Life Asia, and Third Fitness and Lifestyle Asia, events which are all related to the central focus of beauty and wellness. Health, Beauty, Fitness, Lifestyle Asia 2010 is considered as the country’s biggest and most comprehensive beauty and wellness event.

Among the showcased products were aesthetics medical equipment, food supplements and beverages, herbal and natural health remedies, macrobiotic food, medical supplies, cosmetics accessories, products and equipment, hygiene products, and anti-aging regimens.

Sponsors, event partners, online partners, and media partners all graced the event, including Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute, Spa Association Singapore, the Thai Spa Association, International Health and Wellness and Healthcare Travel Association, Global Communicator, Center for Aesthetic Studies,,,,,, Business World, Business Mirror, 99.5 RT, Wave 89.1, and Magic 89.9.

For more information about Health, Beauty, Fitness, Lifestyle Asia 2010, please call Tradecon Inc. at (632)395-5137 or 440-3118 locals 102 or 107. You may also send and email to

The Ninth Coconut Festival

The Philippines is one of the leading exporters of coconut in the world. And to continue on promoting and improving this industry, the Ninth Coconut Festival kicked off last Aug. 12-15 at the SM Megatrade Hall at the SM Megamall.

"The best coconut products were presented in the trade fair and exhibits, which was also a celebration and a tribute of honor and thanksgiving for the blessings and benefits derived from the industry to establish a continuing awareness of its [coconut] lasting importance to our national life," said Mr. Oscar G. Garin, president of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

The celebration was mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 142, Series of 1987, issued by former President Corazon C. Aquino.

The theme "Niyog "Yaman ng Pinoy" highlighted the national magnitude and of the coconut and its industry as one of the major sources of millions of Filipinos" livelihood and sustenance.

The PCA Central Office and regional and provincial offices spearheaded the event that further promoted the coconut as the "Tree of Life," the multitude of products that can be derived from it. The festival also provided a venue for information sharing and trading activities, and lectures and demonstrations on the latest coconut technologies.

For details, please contact the Philippine Coconut Authority Market Development Department at (632)928-4501 locals 412 and 403.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

2010 FUTSAL Championships

A total of 24 teams from various colleges and clubs clashed for the 2010 Futsal Championships held around Club 650 in Eastwood, Pasig last August 14 to 15, 2010.

According to Farita Villanueva of Creative Lab Inc., the tournament organizer, the sport of futsal is slowly gaining popularity in the country, drawing a boost with the recently concluded FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Futsal is a variant of football that is played on a smaller playing surface. This indoor game is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football. The rules make room for improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

The two-day competition involved 12 teams each in the men's and women's divisions.

The tournament is sponsored by Club 650, Nivea, Molten, Garage Magazine, Rider, Beach Hut, Ideal Vision, Friendster, Enervon HP, Apricot Diner, Flexiserve Media, One Sport sports and fitness event guide, Scorecard Infinite Lifestyle Card and Immuvit. It is organized by Creative Lab, Inc. - events and design agency.

For further inquiry regarding the event, contact Creative Lab, Inc. (Creative Two) at (632) 772-2792, 772-3631, email or visit

Thursday, August 19, 2010

2010 College Conference and Exhibit

The 2010 College Conference and Exhibit set last August 12-14 at the Clamshell in Intramuros, Manila with the theme “Promoting Quality Education in the Philippines for the Filipinos and the World.

The biggest educational conference and exhibit of the year discussed career topics such as: Accountancy, Animation, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Criminology, Culinary, Education, Entrepreneurship, Game Development, Mass Communication, Medical Technology, Music, and whole lot more.

Among the list of exhibitors were: Adamson University, Asia Pacific College, Assumption College, Ateneo de Manila University, Center for Culinary Arts Manila, De La Salle University, St. Scholastica’s College, University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippine College of Criminolgy, and other universities and colleges in Metro Manila.

The event was organized by Freestyle Media Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, Department of Education, and Commission on Higher Education. The event is sponsored and supported by Stabilo, the American Institute, Rubert James, Suzuki, John Robert Powers, Pentel, Sterling, Philippine Educational Theater Association, Smart Bro, Center for Pop Music, OMF Literature Inc., PC Gilmore, KFC Krushers, Netopia, and Business World.

For more information, contact Freestyle Media Inc. at (632) 249-2598, 280-5372, 996-1589, fax (632) 249-2588, email or visit or