REGION 10 GOES MADRID FUSION 2017 FEATURING THE BEST OF THE BEST

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POST MADRID FUSION 2017

By: Arnold A. Alesna

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Madrid Fusion 2017, the biggest food event of the year, went into a spin as Region 10 brought in the best of the province in a variety of kakanin. With Regional Director Marie Elaine S. Unchuan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) leading the way, Region 10 aimed to win the heart and stomach of all attendees of the event, local and foreigner alike.

With this year’s delivery of the best delicacies from the region, RD Unchuan aimed to let people knew that there is truly more than what is known about Region 10. From point to point of the region, the whole Region 10 DOT was ready to wow those in the event with what they were presenting in the 3-days event. From Bukidnon to Misamis Occidental, a good selection of delicacies was presented as part of the gastronomic wonder of the region. The delegations are as follow: RD Marie Elaine S. Unchuan – DOT10, Josephine H. Roque – DOT 10 Focal Person, Leonila S. Arguelles – Kitchen Focal Person, Chef Benzar Aradani , Camille Ambalario – Chef’s Assistant , Nelia B. Lee (Food Sponsor), Agnes Garcia Sue (Food Sponsor – Clarin, Misamis Occidental), Mayor Clive Quino and Mrs. Rina Quino (Food Sponsor -Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon) with other DOT 10 personnel.

People were won over by the delicious suman from Clarin, Misamis Occidental, the crunchy peanut brittle, the delicate pastel by Vjandep from Camiguin, that grated young corn delicacy called binaki and chicharon from CDO, the peanut goodness of Cheding’s from Iligan City ad the sweet pineapples of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Paired off with it were the various coffee goodness of the region. Not only are delicacies featured but also the Humba de Oro and Ostrich Salpicao; two dishes displayed during the regional lunch last April 8 under the careful hands of Chef Benzar Aradani.

A good number of gastronomic wonders are to be expected and seen at this year’s Madrid Fusion. Region 10 was all set to give and serve their own tongue-wonder creations and win the hearts of people to come and explore and taste what they have to offer as a region, as a province and as Mindanao.

Wild Juan

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April is a busy month for a good number of people in the food service industry as Madrid Fusion 2017 takes place.  From April 6 – 8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, people from near and far places come together to share their passion for food.  Part of the delegation representing Calabarzon is the chef behind the placed tagged as “definitely not your ordinary food find among the rising places at Tagaytay Ridge”; this is Chef Thomas Murillo of Wild Juan.

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His love for food started young and he took his first step towards it during his sophomore year as a Consular and Diplomatic Affairs student at the College of Saint Benilde.  He decided to take commercial cooking and culinary arts at First Gourmet Academy and had his apprenticeship at 2nds after.  This lead him further by becoming one of the pioneering member behind Paprika PH and years later his own restaurant at a family-owned place at Tagaytay Ridge.  Wild Juan is born.

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Wild Juan bears the concept of East meets West and is delivered with the hospitality of Filipinos in the Southern part of Luzon.   His food creations are something that we are all familiar with but are delivered with a twist and flair.  Perfect sample are the Sisig Paksiw, Krispy Kasoy Kare-Kare (KKK) and Gumbulalo.  Three common dishes but comes with a new level of flavor and goodness due to techniques and passion.

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Learning never ends for Chef Thomas as he earns his NCII Commercial Cooking and ServSafe:  Food Safety & Sanitation certificates.  He pushes himself to be the best and at par to the world, thus making his quality for food high and passion much higher.  He doesn’t stop there as he then shares his knowledge and passion this coming Madrid Fusion 2017 to foreign delegates and proudly represent Calabarzon.

Chef Thomas Murillo, stays humble yet proud of his craft thus from love of food it now is a burning passion.  Come at the biggest food event this season at the SMX in Pasay or visit Wild Juan located at KM 68 Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway and experience the comfort and passion that he shares at every plate served.

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The Wild Juan is located at KM 68 Pinesville, Tagaytay- Nasugbu(National) Highway, Tagaytay City, 4120, Philippines

For Inquiries/reservation: +63 9154324196    +63 9178404211

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Jose Mari L. Yupangco of Yamaha at Asia Leaders Forum Davao

On March 30, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari Laurel Yupangco, the grandson of our former President of the Philippines (Jose P. Laurel) and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, Writer, Public Speaker).

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Just last month, January 31, 2017 at Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati, the first of its series for this year under Asia Leaders Forum has been launched with speakers that includes Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels, Robert Laurel Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero “Butch” Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development, Tanya Llana of Victoria Court, LiZan Kuzter of Impact Hub Manila among others. Attended also by representatives from SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld.

The subject matter experts are trail blazers in their fields. Participation at Asia Leaders Forum will give you the competitive edge you need to beat the myriad of other real estate participants chasing deals. These experts will share with you their strategies and on how to utilize the power in you to promote the Philippines.

For this year of ASEAN 50th Anniversary and the chairmanship of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, all eyes are focus to the Philippines as the hosting country, it’s time to showcase the skills of the Filipinos and the Philippines products and services. Asia Leaders Forum is just one way to promote the backbone of any organizations and our world class infrastructures and talents.

The objective of the forum is to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and to share to participants the updates with regards to the real estate landscapes in the Philippines & beyond, technology & digital marketing and the government mandates and initiatives to improve the real estate sector in the country and the preparations we are doing for ASEAN 50 since foreign tourist and investors are coming in.

For more information, please contact grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381.

POLICE CHIEF INSPECTOR JOVIE ESPENIDO DECLARES OZAMIZ AS NEAR 0 DRUG ACTIVITY CITY IN THE SOUTH

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Ozamiz City – New Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido declares that Ozamiz City is a near – 0 – drug free activity in the whole of Misamis Occidental. Out of the 10 drug test buy activity conducted, only 2 of it held illegal drugs and it is not clear whether the source is from the city itself or from another location. Transferred from Albuera, Leyte last 2016, Police Chief Inspector Espenido is glad to find the local government open to discussions on drug bust activities in the city. After being tagged as the new drug-buster of Leyte, Espenido is now faced with clearing the name of Ozamiz City as an active drug activity place in Mindanao. From the latest regular session meet last January 16, 2017 held at the city hall of Ozamiz, he was invited to present his assessment on the latest drug activity in the city. For him, this open door policy exhibited by the local government is a positive sign for him to create a good relationship with the local government and the police force. Based on his assessment report presented to the local government, the drug activity of the place is quite minimal compared to the perception of those non-residents of the said city. His is quite positive that this present trend will lead from minimal to 0-drug related activity in a couple of years since the local government is in full support in eradicating all illegal drug activity in their city. From the side of the local government, they are quite pleased with the assessment report presented by the new police chief inspector and shall continue to maintain an open door discussion with the police force to help eliminate the false assumption held by those who has initially believed in the high drug activity in the city. This latest development between the police force and the local government is a clear sign of a hand-in-hand cooperation and relationship in fighting all illegal drug activity in the area of Misamis Occidental starting with Ozamiz City.

Meeting held in Ozamis City on Peace and Order

OZAMIZ CITY- Last December 28, 2016, The Local Government of Ozamiz City held a Peace and Order Meeting to foster improved coordination among various institutions, agencies and other stakeholders to bring about a more peaceful Ozamiz City.

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During the event, Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog was overwhelmed over the presence of the City Peace and Order Council members who wholeheartedly supported his administration. “Operation Tokhang led by the City PNP has given us and the Ozamiznon a sound sleep. This is the result of our renewed trust and full cooperation with the PNP.” Parojinog said. “Regaining trust and strengthening our unity will truly make our goals and objectives possible,” Parojinog added. He also said that the City government of Ozamiz is very serious in eliminating the illegal drugs and helping the victims to surrender to law enforcers. “I would be very happy seeing illegal drug dealers, pushers, users, victims and patients who willfully surrender before the government.

This and more could have not been possible without the full support of all Ozamiznon.” Parojinog said. Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espinido, Lt. Col. Hadjial Talib, Prosecutor Gines Beduya, Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, DILG Provincial Director Pablio Benitez Jr., CLGOO DILG Ozamiz Jenny Villagonzalo, Gilron Sumalpong of NBI among others were in attendance during the Meeting.

Ozamis City so Awesamiz! Job Fair 2016 Kicks off the Development Plan for the City

14163761_10207218259280639_115718288_o.jpgThe City government of Ozamiz thru the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), has launched a job fair for the whole of Ozamiz last August 26, 2016 held at the Cotta Fort.

Participated by a number of businesses and companies such as: Toyota Cagayan Ozamiz, CITI Hardware Ozamiz, Palawan Pawnshop Inc, Vicente T. Lao Construction, Robinsons Supermarket and San Miguel Corp to name a few, the job fair was geared to get local workers be engaged and lessen the migration of possible workforce to other locations thus creating a stronger and developing working place in the area.

Based on the number of participants and a report given after the fair, the LGU of Ozamiz is concerned with that percentage considered not part of the work force. At present, they will look into it and create programs that will make the people in the area workforce worthy. The City Government aims to build the place worthy of investors, with local manpower to back-up the needs of these businesses. This is the direction of Ozamiz.

This job fair is just the start of Ozamiz development as a work worthy place, not just of its people but also a place to do business.

For other job fair schedules, please contact Judith R. Halasan at the PESO office: 088- 564-4332.

5 Reasons to be at Sunburn Music Festival!

Summer have actually finished, however why you must still have an EDM celebration near the beach?
5. The Encounter
Experiencing a raves celebration live differs any type of performance encounter in this globe. You will certainly not remain in a lengthy coast line. You will certainly be outdoors, delighting in the fresh air in order to great beach ambience, as well as you will certainly be taking in an ambience that is incomparable.<br />
4. Wearing Funky beach Clothes
You will certainly have the ability to use clothing at celebrations that you would generally not use other time of the year. If you have actually ever before had a look at the clothing individuals where at celebrations such as Coachella, these are the attire that will certainly serve at raves celebrations almost everywhere. There are no regulations when it pertains to beach outfit, so create something imaginative, in order to something that will certainly make you attract attention.
3. Being on the Beach
Among the very best factors for participating in a beach raves celebration is the happiness of being beach during throughout the occasion. Throughout this cooler wet month where you typically remain interior, it will certainly be enjoyable to be on the beach, you will certainly have the ability to allow the sunlight kiss your face the Second time around in a cooler way, as well as take in the fresh air as your preferred band or DJ rocks the stage for the hundreds of raves followers that will certainly be amongst you.
2. Make Friends
beach raves celebrations are participated in by crowds of similar raves followers. If you go to a c and w celebration, compared to you will certainly be around c and w followers. If you go to an EDM celebration, you will certainly be amongst EDM followers. The factor is, these celebrations will certainly be the best premises making first time relationships that will certainly last for a life time. Or a minimum of up until the celebration mores than.
1. The Rave
You’re there for theraves, why else would certainly you be going to a rave celebration? Sure there are more and more parts to a beach celebration like fine arts in order to crafts, however the raves is the primary reason that you need to be going to the celebration, as well as raves merely seems so far better exterior.
So party with us at Sunburn Music Festival this coming August 27, 2016 at Pangasinan

A Brighter Life, A Brighter Future for the Youth

Indeed, true to their slogan, Sunlife Financial dreams of a brighter life, a wider reach to all the Filipinos to help them rise up and plan for their life and for their future.

June is Financial Independence month and Sun Life has prepared a month long project that will benefit the youth. Sun Life believes that when you start them young, there is more chance and opportunities for these young generation. Stability, preparedness and right education will take the youth to greater heights in their career and life dreams.

Sun Life Financial has retained its number 2 position in the industry. According to their research, the Insurance Penetration Rate in the Philippines is very low. So to address this concern, they created a new five-year growth plan dubbed “Rise PH”.

The focus of this program is Financial Significance, a rise to a brighter future. The company aims to rise from 1 million clients to 5 million by 2020.

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The company has planned out initiatives and they declared this month “Financial Independence Month.” In an effort to tap and to instill financial literacy to the younger generation.

Sun Life has also launched the Money for Life initiative to break the cycle of financial dependencies. According to them, a lifelong journey needs a lifelong plan, so it’s better to prepare for every stages of life. Money for Life is a comprehensive, customizable financial planning program that will ensure that the client will have sufficient funds for ever stage of his or her life.

The Money for Life program has what they call the “Bus to the Future.” On the launch of these programs, the bloggers were given the chance to experience first hand the “kick of inspiration.” The bus is an experiential bus wherein the moment you step into the bus and wear the Virtual Reality box, you will immediately be transported to an ideal world and you will see what the future would be like when you invest early and prepare for your life ahead. There will also be Money for Life planners inside the bus to advice those who will be inspired to invest for their future.

The bus will be taken around Metro Manila, Nuvali and Cebu and will go around malls, universities and colleges. They are pushing this initiatives for the young people, starting out their future and preparing for their life after college. Basically Sun Life will be doing a campus tour. Among the stops are, BGC High Street (June 11), Eastwood (June 19), SM City Cebu (June 25) and Solenad, Nuvali (July 2). The universities would include Mapua Institute of Technology (June 2), Ateneo Graduate School of Business (June 12), De La Salle University (June 16), University of the Philippines (June 17), San Sebastian College (June 20), University of San Carlos Cebu (June 24), Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila (June 29), and the University of the Philippines Los Banos (June 30).

There is also a web-based application where one can go to and create a plan according to what fits their needs. Money for Life e-Planner (Online Platform) You only need your computer, tablet or phone as long as you are connected to the internet. It provides the summary of the plans and your Top 3 options. You will be able to see a CALL TO ACTION in the same page that will take you one step closer to your future goals. There will be a step by step procedure. Simply go to Money For Life e-Planner.

When asked, what would be the right time or age to start investing, Mr. Aya Laraya, a life coach said, as early as one can, with the basic rate of as low as Php 5,000.

As part of the Yuppies, youth generation, I would want to start investing because I know how hard life is especially that we need money and security in order to live our dreams. As early as 17, I had to start working for my own allowance and projects so I couldn’t save much but for the generation that lives on the present, instead of spending for travels now, I would suggest saving for an investment so that you can live the life you dream of in the future. Because being stable enables you to prepare and manage your money well for the security of you and your loved one’s future.

EMBOA’s Successful Paseo de Malate Flores de Ermita around Manila

We are pleased to announce that Ermita Malate Onwers Bussiness Association (EMBOA) Flores De Ermita Paarada ng mga Sagala and the Kasuotang Pilipino Fashion show is taking a giant leap forward showcasing our annual Flores De Ermita Event with young fashion designers of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines. This year’s parade of carriage and mini-fashion show will begin at Manila Hotel and ends at Robinson Place Manila on May 27,2016.

After Last Years fantastic and unparalleled success event that started in Luneta Hotel,EMBOA have decided to take advantage of new opportunities of showcasing more historic and heritage buildings and establishments. with historic value in the streets of Katigbak drive, Orosa, UN Avenue, Adriatico and Remedios Circle with iconic heritage design houses,buildings and the redeveloped Remdios Circle Park in Malate.
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The designers with the EMBOA President and FDAP President

This year you will see the your favorite elements of the event with the Sagalas led by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, the Sagalas will be parading around the Streets of Ermita Malate by horse drawn carriage wearing designers gown made by some Filipino Renowned and up coming young designers that are participating this year’s Flores De Ermita Event.

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Awarding of the winners with Ms. Earth 2015 Angelia Ong

Our mission of positive image and pride of place remain strong and we are proud to continue our renewal agenda , community safety and security agenda for our residents , arts and cultural promotion,good neighborhood and business partnership and in making stronger alliances with city Government and various stakeholders for the revival of  Ermita-Malate as a tourism destination.

To Celebrate the City of Manila’s special version of the well loved May Flower Festival,the Flores de Ermita will not only celebrate the beauty in fashion but wil also revisit the charm of the Philippine capital and once known as the pearl of the orient says, Michelle Pem EMBOA President ,We look forward to continuing our great relationships and parntership with the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines,sponsors,the median and all the community leaders of Ermita-Malate. Our Board of Directors and members has kicked into full gear.

 

Anyone interested in getting involved as a sponsor,member,advocates of urban renewal,media relations and volunteers please contact EMBOA admin office at telephone number- 526-1866;09085422952

Please visit our Website at http://www.emboa.com.ph and like us on facebook: emboa

Roman Romulo: Bringing the Filipino Youth Closer to Getting their College Diploma

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“Education shall be the comparative advantage of our youth so that they can have a better future.” According to Congressman Roman T. Romulo who is also running for a senatorial seat this elections.

But who is Cong. Roman T. Romulo?

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To those that reside in Pasig, he is commonly known as their beloved Congressman that was able to grant access to a lot of progress for their city. To the Filipino youth seeking a chance, he is the author of UNIFast and Iskolar ng Bayan Law that gives free education to those that would like to obtain their college degree. And to the common Filipino he is the husband of former Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad-Romulo.

But beyond these, there is more to know about Roman Romulo that voters need to know as well.

Roman Romulo was also the Chairman of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives. And for the three years he was the Chairman, Roman Romulo was able to provide relevant and meaningful reforms in the tertiary education.

Roman Romulo was able to pass laws that paved the way to more scholarships and access to better quality education with Iskolar ng Bayan and UNIFast Law.

Iskolar ng Bayan would be able to send the top 10 students from public high schools to the state university with their tuition fees and other fees needed by the student.

Unifast Law is just a new law that was signed last October 2015 that gives a better chance for students to be granted student loans and the only requirement is if they are unable to be sent to college by their family.

Roman Romulo was able have committee hearings to investigate on the impact of K-12, the rehabilitation of State Colleges and Universities that were hit by typhoon Yolanda and other calamities, the increase of plantilla positions for our faculty and the release of salary promotions for the faculty, among others.

And also the attendance to Board Meetings of SUCs to guarantee compliance with laws, CMOs on every project/ proposal especially those relating to students’ rights and procurement for transparency and accountability.

There is really more to Roman Romulo that people do need to know this coming elections. As a strong believer that education is the key for one’s success, Roman Romulo is aiming to get more laws that is able to send more Filipino youth to college once he is in the senate.

Get to know Roman Romulo better by visiting http://romanromulo.com and visiting Roman Romulo’s official Facebook Page.