November 1, 2015

Year-End Back to Back Events: Holiday Travel and Dining Deals Expo + Coffee, Chocolate and Ice Cream Expo

Calling all travel buffs, food enthusiasts, coffee, chocolate and ice cream lovers and connoisseurs! We have a huge reason to celebrate!

You are invited to attend the back to back Holiday Travel and Dining Deals Expo happening on November 18-20, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, 3rd Level, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.

Travel up North this holiday season
Photo by Elaine Cedillo

Take advantage of the travel promos from different exhibitors from hotel accommodation, theme park, leading restaurants and new travel destinations.  Enjoy the book and buy promo to avail up to 50% discount from the travel partners.

Get the best deals of different resorts and hotels across the country
Photo by Elaine Cedillo

This is also your chance to shop for dining gift vouchers and hotel gift certificates that you can give to your family, friends and even to some important people and clients. And since Christmas is just around the corner, let's avoid Christmas Shopping rush. Instead, give your loved ones a gift of experience and allow them to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The Holiday Travel and Dining Deals Expo is co-located with the most prestigious coffee, chocolate and ice cream trade show in the country, the Coffee, Chocolate and Ice Cream Expo, that accords primary focus on these three main products and brings to fore the most effective platform to showcase the finest local and international coffee, chocolate and ice cream products, bar and café equipment and technologies all under one roof. Sounds exciting, right?

The event heralds the onslaught of coffee products, bar/cafe establishments in the country, ice cream shops, chocolate and cacao products and it provides the coffee , chocolate and ice cream industry with a specialized opportunity for trade to launch new products, expand business, and bring together all the major industry players.

Products to be featured in the expo are: coffee, chocolate and ice cream manufacturers, coffee and ice cream machines, vending machines, roasters, blenders, processors, flavoured drinks manufacturers, milk  retailers, retail coffee chains, milk and milk products, chocolate manufacturers, coffee and tea accessories, friends of coffee and tea, ice cream machines, distributors, dealers, manufacturers, and partners.

The event features companies who plan to promote product awareness, launch products, expand via franchising, build a business, and forge new strategic relationships.

Also included are allied activities, demos, tasting sessions which aim to build lasting partnerships, and camaraderie among industry stalwarts.

So travelers, food, coffee, chocolate and ice cream lovers, let’s all unite! This event must not be missed.

These events are organized by NEO CCM ENT EVENTS CORP. and supported by Filipino International Franchise Association, Young Entrepreneurs Society, Hacienda Macalauan, Econext Ideas and Events, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Lifestyle, Hinge Inquirer Publication, F&B Report Magazine, Malaya Business Insight, One Mega Group: Travel Now, Apetite, Franchising Magazine,,, Metro Manila Bazaar and

For inquiries, please call NEO-CCM Enterprises Events Corp. at (632) 938 0839; 938 08737 or log on at Please like us at

October 1, 2015

Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause

9 out of 10 Filipino consumers surveyed by global nutrition company Herbalife are “highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause them, with the same number believing that simple lifestyle changes can help improve their overall well-being.
A good number of the respondents expressed willingness to adopt a healthy lifestyle; 79% said that they would cut down on unhealthy foods, 78% expressed their willingness to exercise more regularly, and 72% said they would make better nutrition choices.

“We welcome the results of the survey. It gives an understanding of Filipinos becoming even more health concious and self-aware that they need to make some lifestyle changes to improve their overall well-being. It also gives Herbalife an idea where we are needed, because as the survey revealed only four out of 10 would spend 10 to 30 minutes a day to make simple lifestyle changes,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager.

Top Obstacles To Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle (as per respondents):

1. lack of time for exercise (75%)

2. lack of time to make proper nutrition choices (64%), and

3. high cost of healthy food (62%)

The same health poll likewise showed that the top three aging-related concerns in the country were heart, brain, and eye health.

Herbalife conducted the survey in September 2015 in the lead-up to its Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour. It surveyed 1,200 respondents across six countries, including the Philippines, on perceptions towards their health and current lifestyle. Respondents from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand were also included in the survey.

“The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour

Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. Its previous tours in the past three years saw close to 60,000 participants across the region.

This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being.

Herbalife’s NAB experts will likewise share their views on a wide range of health-related topics, including weight management, brain health and aging; heart health; immunology; and skin care at the medical symposia being held in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnamn.

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include Dr. David Heber, who incidentally will be coming to Manila, is a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America”; Dr. Lou Ignarro, a Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his discovery of nitric oxide’s health benefits; Dr. Gary Small, a specialist in brain health and aging who has authored over 500 scientific works and has received numerous awards and honors, including the “Senior Investigator Award” from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Dr. Marion Fltechner-Mors, a health nutrition specialist who is currently heading the nutrition and obesity research group at Ulm University, Germany; and Dr. Wang Jae Lee, a physician and academic specializing in immunology and a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020.” Seminars of Dr. Heber are recognized by US hospitals as part of Continuing Education Studies, which are often required of applicants. The following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel.
This is the first time Dr. Heber, who is also the Chairman of the NAB and the Herbalife Nutrition Institute, to conduct a seminar in Manila since the company was founded in the Philippines 22 years ago.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Visit to learn more.

July 22, 2015

#SkypeQik: Qik or It Didn’t Happen!

Nowadays, almost everything becomes viral. The Filipinos way of communication has really evolved over the years: from simple SMS messaging to mobile chat apps. Let's admit it, video has become part of the vocabulary of mobile phone users, so video messaging is just the next logical step in this evolution. Wedding proposal videos, dubsmash, celebrations, are just some of the things that really occupy my newsfeed. Haha. That's why I realized that  a video sharing app is something that is really needed today by users.

Luckily, we now have the Skype Qik!

Skype Qik (pronounced as 'quick') is a quick video messaging/communication app that allows you to exchange instant and quick video messages for free. It enables you to capture videos that are up to 40 seconds long, and and send them to group of friends.

It's very user-friendly! So what can we do with Qik?

• Create groups in a flash: grab a bunch of friends from your phone's address book and start a private chat. Enjoy watching your chat movie grow as more people respond.
• Keep it fresh—messages are automatically erased from Qik after two weeks.
• Pre-record up to 12 short videos and send video clips (Qik Fliks) or when you want to respond, fast. Just drop your Qik Fliks into the chat any time for a more personal smiley.
• Erase your message and it disappears from the conversation - they’ll be removed from everyone else’s phone too.
• Start a conversation any time—no login, usernames, or passwords needed.

Skype Qik  is really a good news to me and my partner. We'll be able to share quick videos of our adventure and share it with our friends. I can also share funny and exciting moments to my relatives abroad for free because of this new app. Isn't that amazing?

Capture the moment. Share the laughs. :)

What are you waiting for? Start using it now! Qik or it didn't Happen!

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April 13, 2015

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 #AdM

Mikel Yaw is the CEO and Managing Director of Elabram Systems Group (ESG) ( ) with Headquarter in Malaysia & offices in the Philippines, Indonesia & Thailand. ESG main solutions are Network Planning & Optimization, Talent Acquisition & Deployment, Business Process Outsourcing & Knowledge Process Outsourcing. Mikel receives awards from Huawei China just this February 27, 2015 for his project contributions. Mikel also won different awards in Malaysia & Indonesia as Entrepreneur of the Year. For two years, Mikel participated as one of the speakers at LTE World Summit in Amsterdam & in USA and as a speaker for the upcoming LTE Middle East in Dubai this May 2015.

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 #AdMe will be  on July 26, 2015 at SMX Convention Center at BGC Taguig, Philippines and expecting 1000 attendees with 30 corporate companies to showcase their products and services.

At Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015, different top executives will join together to share the future of Online Marketing in the Philippines and in Asia Pacific region with the following points:

•       The digital economy of the Philippines
•       Positioning the Philippines as a gateway from East to West and West to East
•       Is the Philippines ready to be a cashless society?
•       Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation
•       Technology and Entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth
•       Micro - multinationals E-commerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond

Partial list of speakers are as follows;

Constantin Roberts - Managing Director, Zalora Philippines

Earl Valencia- Head Corporate Development/Innovations, Smart Communications

Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber Philippines

Richard Upton- President, John Robert Powers Asia

Donald Lim- Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN

Janette Toral- E Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino

Robert Yupangco- President, Yupangco Group of Companies

Chinkee Tan- Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host and Wealth & Wellness Coach

Rebecca Bustamante Mills- CEO, Chalre Associates & President, Asia CEO Awards

Mikel Yaw- CEO, Elabram Systems Group

Carlos Celdran- Brand Ambassador, Tour Guide

Maria Camille Montejo- CEO, NWSteel Technologies & Tree Top Adventure Inc.

Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creative Voices Productions

Tanya Llana- Marketing & Sales Director, Victoria Court & General Manager, Hotel La Corona De Lipa

James Jimenez- Director, Commission On Elections

Lloyd Luna- CEO, Lloyd Luna Corporation

For more information, you may visit . For partnership and sponsorship, you may contact TAG Media & PR at 09166299381 or at

January 28, 2015

PR: Tree Top Adventure Baguio - Experience The Extreme

Experience extreme adventure and extreme relaxation at Tree Top Adventure Baguio, the only motorized zipline in the Philippines and the only Team Building facility in Baguio. With seven outdoor activities and team building facilities, located within Camp John Hay, surrounded by pine trees and overlooking breathtaking views, Tree Top Adventure Baguio offers an adventure of a lifetime.

For the thrill seekers who want to experience extreme adventure, you might want to experience their Tree Drop in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style and you’ll be falling as fast as 2 to 3 seconds. This Tree Top’s most extreme activity costs Php 150.00 only and this is one way to really quench your thirst for adrenaline rush. You might also want to try rides done in pairs: the Superman Ride and Silver Surfer. As the name implies, you’ll be ziplining, Superman Style, 200 meters long, 150 feet above the ground, but instead of doing it just forwards, you would also be ziplining backwards. Silver Surfer is a 60 degree diagonal motorized zipline in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and you’ll be gliding up and down for three cycles. Expect that there would be stops and swings for every cycle. For Php 300.00 and Php 200.00 respectively, you could experience what superheroes feel as they fly and glide through the air.

For those who want to experience extreme relaxation, you could try the Canopy and Funicular ride which costs Php350.00. The Canopy is similar to the concept of cable cars, but instead, you’ll be seated on cable chairs in which you’ll be transferring from one station to another until you complete all eight stations. When you reach the station four of the Canopy, you would walk for around 2 to 3 minutes to be able to reach the connecting ride of Canopy which is the Funicular ride. This ride is similar to the concept of elevator, but, instead of standing up, you’ll be seated. This is at least a way for you to conquer your fear of heights. But, if you really have extreme fear of heights, you could just avail the Trekking and Skywalk in which you would walk around Tree Top’s area and go up the skywalk area, or the viewing deck in which you could see the mountains of Itogon, Benguet, the so called, old Baguio before. You could stay at the Skywalk areas long as you want to take pictures and feel the cold breeze.

If your company plans to have a convention or seminar at Baguio, you might want to experience Tree Top's Team Building Activities which includes two high element activities (Tree Drop and Silver Surfer), five low element activities, boodle lunch and facilitators for just Php 800.00 per head only. The activities would really challenge each member and how they work with their workmates. Work and play, as the cliché says!

You might also want to try another branch of Tree Top Adventure Subic located at the JEST Area, Upper Mau Cubi Point Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

For more information, you could contact (074) 442-0800 or 0932 404 1112. You could also To be more updated, you may like and follow Tree Top on Instagram -

January 23, 2015

Metascreen: A Guard Against ‘Sudden Death’

Nearly one baby every hour each day dies abruptly. An estimated 7,000 babies die each year without warning.

Parents are left clueless after the death as the possible causes remain unknown even after undergoing autopsy. All because of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
SIDS is the unexplained death of babies usually occurring during sleep and striking under unexpected circumstances.

Even a healthy one-year old baby may be a victim of the condition which is often simply attributed to physical and environmental factors.

Studies have shown that babies with physical conditions including brain abnormalities, low birth weight and respiratory infection have higher risk of dying an unexplained death. 

January 16, 2015

Review: Splash Math iTunes App


Introducing Pre-School and Kindergarten Splash Math

It is a great app that combines fun and learning at the same time. Kids will totally learn counting skills, basic math concepts.

This app allows kids to get started with Math practice in a fun way. Ideal for kids 3-6 years in age, it’s a superb math game for kids in preschool and kindergarten. It's good to know that there is an app that helps little kids and toddlers be on the right track so that they will have a very good foundation, specifically in Math concepts.

I will recommend these to my other friends with kids. It will be a good investment.

Introducing Splash Math For Grade 1 to 5

For more than 15 years of my life as a student, I know for fact that one of the challenges of most of the students is the Mathematics subject. That is why more schools today are really focusing on that particular subject. 

 And as a math enthusiast, I know by experience that practice makes perfect. Working through a workbook with endless number of problems can really help hone your skills. But, in this iPad era, it would be great if instead of physical workbooks, we can have apps to help us instead. Truly, technology is really playing a good role today. 

 Splash Math - Grade 1to 5 is a workbook app that provides math exercises for your kids - on my case, my siblings. They are both in elementary level so the app is really a perfect help for their math problems. It is a collection of fun (underwater theme) and interactive math problems.  The apps are grade-specific making it easy for students to practice math skills applicable on their level.

 What I like most about this app is that the lessons are very comprehensive, very modern, and user-friendly. The app features many chapters that cover over 300 skills that grade 1 to 5 students will learn in Math. All of this is in line with elementary educational standards. 

Join the 8 million+ users!

Download Splash Math on iTunes!

Get SplashMath for Grades 1-5 Get SplashMath for Pre-K

Or check them out on Google Play!

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