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Search for Aliwan Festival 2017 Queen

Search for the annual Aliwan Festival 2017 Queen comes to a culmination when 20 Festival Queens from different regions of the country .

presentation of candidates 

Manila Broadcasting Company- President Mr. Ruperto Nicdao Jr.

Now on its 15th year, the Manila Broadcasting Company, organizer of the annual extravaganza, presented to the press the 20 official candidates during a special presentation held at Maxim’s Hotel held yesterday April 18 at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

contestants 1 to 10

Ms. Rowena Gandeza, representing the Manggahan Festival of Guimaras; Ms. Julie Faith Agsalud, Zamboanga Hermosa Festival; Angelica Doguiles, Pescao Festival of Zamboanga; Patricia Kate Gonzales, Antipolo Maytime Festival; Alexia Sonia Edmund, Bambanti Festival of Isabela;

Ariella Jazmine Roque, Tuna Festival of General Santos City; Cherry Rose Fernandez, Panagbenga Festival of Baguio; Liezel Libria, Sultan Kudarat Fesival of Maguindanao; Maria Ahtisa Manalo, Niyog-Niyogan Festival of Quezon; Apriel Smith, Utanon Festival of Dalaguete, Cebu;

contestants 11 to 20

Kathleen Mae Lendio, Karansa Festival of Danao City; Alyssa Charish Vivas, Kneeling Carabao Festival of Pulilan, Bulacan; Kyla Ocso, Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato; Elaine Segura, Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival; Marla Alforque, Sinulog Festival of Cebu;

Maria Vivien Fabella, Boling-Boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon; Venisse Charm Costibolo, Sangyaw Festival of Tacloban City; Carmela Villaruel, Timpuyog Festival of Sarangani; Angelica Gabriel, Pasay City; and Erna Torreblanca, Masskara Festival of Bacolod.

The pageant night will be held at the outdoor stage in front of the Aliw Theater at the Cultural Center Complex on Friday, April 21, with the coronation night following the grand parade on Saturday, April 22.

There will be a trade fair , street dancing and people from all walks of life are encourage to participate . The street dancing festivities will start at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila at around past 3:00 pm and will end at the Aliw theater , Pasay City

Website: http://www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph/aliwan

Innovative and Mobile Technology Solution by Market Leader Lead by Boardwalk

Good News to all Shopaholics and Personal Shoppers!

Boardwalk Business Ventures which is one of the country’s top multi-level direct marketing companies leads digital innovation and mobile technology for their customers.

Aliw Theater

There are more than 2,000 personal shoppers and participants which is dubbed” iadapt ” ” Think Smart” , ” Move Fast ” and ” Stay Ahead“. This is like an annual sales convention which was held on February 19, 2017 at the iconic Aliw Theater in Pasay City .

participants at the event almost fill-up the Aliw theater to its full capacity 

Company

Having been exposed to communities with families without stable sources of income or sustainable livelihood while they were growing up, its owners, Bernardo and Imelda Madera, were motivated to conceptualize a business that will help address poverty. This has led to the foundation of a social enterprise centered in providing sustainable livelihood and continuous opportunities to the less fortunate enterprising Filipinos.

One Up

One Up Boy Band members by GMA artists talent also performed during the meet. The members  includes Brent Valdez, Yasser Marta, Chat Bornea, Arjan Jimenez, Nikki Co, Prince Clemente,  Ralf King , which also includes “Starstruck 6” graduates  Joemarie Nielsen, Kevin Sagra  and Jay Arcilla.

There are also performances by One Up and invited inspirational speakers like RJ Ledesma

Mr. Bravewell” Ivan ”  Madera

Innovations

The company had launched Shop on the GO app, the all in one smartphone solution for the Personal Shopper. SnappMile– the collection and logistics application. Boardwalk Biz Club -the all new online community .

These are few of the innovations that the company is currently undertaking , millennials and people who do not have time to visit their stores can easily avail of these innovations.

” The groundbreaking app aims to hasten customer transactions and address hyper convenience . It includes e-catalog , PO coupon , multiple carts , orders status and chat function among others.

Mr. Edwin Castillo

” We want to support our Personal Shoppers as our customers become more technology -savvy  . With Boardwalk Shop on the Go app, our Personal Shoppers can sell, transact and even monitor all their orders at eh click of a button “, said Mr. Edwin Castillo, Boardwalk ‘s Manager for Online Sales. Mr. Edwin Castillo had over 4 years of sales and marketing experience at the outlets of Tandang Sora , Novaliches Bayan , Parañaque , Valenzuela and even in Hong Kong area.

t-shirts are also sold during the event

Products

There was also a mini-trade show during the Boardwalk’s Personal Shoppers Congress 2017

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Interesting Items at the Manila International Book Fair 2016

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

The 37th Annual Manila International Book Fair 2016 had opened its doors to the public on September 14 and there are a lot of interesting items that one can buy as gifts this coming Yuletide season.

37th Manila International Book Fair 

For the past several years SMX convention center had hosted the book fair. The center is composed of 4 Exhibition Halls, 5 Function Rooms, and 14 Meeting Rooms. With a 21,000 square meters, it may accommodate a wide array of events. There are several hundreds of exhibitors at the annual book fair.

SMX Convention Center

Here are some of the items which caught the fancy of buyers , collectors and book lovers.

Musical Journal at the Goodwill Bookstore 

Music and art lovers will surely like the musical journal at the Goodwill Bookstore.

 

Remembering Marilyn Monroe bibliography by LIFE

Scouting for books and other bargain stuffs at Goodwill Bookstore . I bought this autobiography of Ms. Marilyn Monroe . The original price tag cost Php  770.00 , the book had a discounted price of just Php 200.

Goodwill Bookstore:  http://www.goodwillbookstore.com/  

Digital Products

There are several digital products which are sold between 10 to 30% discount .

Wiyawi Bags

These are handmade bags made from indigenous materials and proceeds from the Sale of these bags goes to the community that made these bags. These are distributed by Tradewind Books which had a store at the Silahis Center within Intramuros , Manila

Silahis: http://www.silahis.com/about.html

Philippine Festival postcards

postcard collectors ( deltiologist)  , letter collectors will surely like these postcards . These postcards are sold at Php 120.00 per pack .

Pens at Cosmos Bazaar and Pilot Pen

3-D  Greeting Cards 

3-D Postcards

Accu Map formerly known as Asiatype Distribution Inc. is one of the stalls which sells 3-D postcards and greeting cards. They sell their items at Php 50.00 each.

There are minimal entrance fee of Php 20.00 general public and Php 15.00 for students, teachers and librarians . The MIBF is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm

SMX website: http://www.smxconventioncenter.com/

MIBF: http://www.manilabookfair.com/

Movie PressCon for Pusit and Higanti at the Manila International Bookfair 2016

Goodwill Booth , SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

There were lot of people ,students  and visitors at the 37th Manila International Bookfair at the SMX Convention Center .

Goodwill Bookstore  together with its sister company  Katha Publishing is also celebrating their 78th anniversary in the business. Aside from the usual celebrities , basketball players , motivational and inspirational people having autograph and book signing opportunities .

The visitors and invited guests at the MIBF event got an opportunity to preview  back to back movies intended for local and hopefully film-festival entry for this year.

casts of Pusit together with Mrs. Maria Theresa Cancio-Suplico and Ms.Arlyn dela Cruz 

The  indie- movie was written, produced and directed by award winning television host , book author , journalist  Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz of Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The movie is entitled #Pusit which is co-produced by Ms. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico which casts Mr. Jay Manalo, Ronnie Quizon , Mr. Mike Liwag , Mr. Rolando Inocencio, Mr. Lehner Mendoza, Mr.  Zyrus Imperial , Ms. Tere Gonzales .

Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz together with some invited media and guests

Pusit is a gay linggo which means “positive ” , the film is not just awareness of AIDS and HIV in the country buy also Advocacy in the sense that they also wanted to help create more awareness . They also partnered with government agencies like Department of Health , local government units  ( LGU’s ) and schools.

Higanti poster

Another movie feature is #Higanti , which is very timely movie which tackles social  issues , broken family ties, extra -judicial killings ,  guns, goons and gold . The film is Co-written by Mr. Rommel Ricafort, Esmeralda Cortez, Bimbo Papasin, and Mario Mendez. “Higanti “features Assunta as Leni, the long-suffering wife of Alex, a politician portrayed by Jay Manalo. “She’s very loving and kind, while her husband is a cheater and is involved in illegal activities,” she explained.

L-R Mr. Kiko Matos, Mr. Jon Lucas, Ms. Assunta de Rossi and Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico

 

casts, crews and celebrities of Higanti 

The film also stars Meg Imperial as Assunta’s daughter Jean; Ms. Katrina Halili as Jay’s common-law wife Dolly; John Lucas as Jean’s brother Francis and Alwyn Uytingco as Jean’s boyfriend Justin , Kiko Matos as an NBI agent , Mr. DJ Durano ,Mr. Daniel Pasia  , Gabriel Papasin, Ms. Ruby Ruiz , One Rommel Ricafort among others.

This is not the first time that Mrs. Suplico produced a film, the first one was ” Sa Ibabaw ng Lahat ” which casts Ms. Gloria Diaz ,Mr. Ronaldo Valdez , Mr. Eddie Garcia  in 1975. The film was directed by Mr. Nilo Saez.

Note: There is still no tentative play date for both movies

Largest Serving of Sauteed Jolly Mushrooms Record Attempt at the History Con 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat , Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

Mushrooms have been part of the human diet and are known for their healing and nutritional attributes. Fly Ace Corporation which distributes Jolly Mushrooms in partnership with History Channel is all stage to set the largest serving of the dish will make use of more than 250 kilos of Jolly Mushrooms and will involve the country’s top coking contingent composed of youth participants from the brand’s long-running learning advocacy , Jolly University ( JU) , and the chef -students from the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA-Manila) . The cooking team will be led by one of the young chef entrepreneurs in the country , Chef Winston “ Wix” Luna of the Chefwix Catering Services .

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Metro Manila

The event started past 11:00am with students of CCA-Manila , Fly Ace Corporation employees, students volunteers from Jolly University partners like Far Eastern University , La Consolacion College and staffs weighting -in the mushrooms at the grounds of the World Trade Center.

 

official weight-in of Jolly mushroom

The sauteed mushroom dish is selected for the world record attempt because of how easy it can be prepared and cooked , while showing how versatile mushrooms are as an ingredient.

 

student volunteers

History -making has never tasted this healthy and delicious . Jolly and Fly Ace Corporation , together with our event partners , are extremely honored to initiate this ground -breaking attempt . We are hoping to set a first world record , and of course to successfully spread the news of mushrooms’ health benefits all over the Philippines and the world “, said Fly Ace Corporation , President Mr. Jun Cochanco .

 

Health Advocacy :

In a recent studies by scientists around the world underscored the importance of antioxidants as these protect the cells from within , thus boosting one’s immune system and helping prevent future diseases such as cancers. As per tests of SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company , Jolly Mushrooms contain an impressive 14mg of L-ergothioneine per 400g can.

Aside from A+E Networks, the Jolly Mushroom world record attempt was made possible with the following partners: Gomeco, Petron , Masflex, Fuji, Kitchen Scales, Good Life Oyster Sauce, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, students from center for the Culinary Arts-Manila, Jolly University contestants from La Consolacion and Far Eastern University

For more information about the products : http://www.flyacecorp.com

9 Historical Moments That Comes Alive at Historycon 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue , Pasay City -Philippines

History Con 2016 is the biggest history and entertainment convention in this side of the world.  History buffs , students , collectors and enthusiasts trooped to the iconic World Trade Center yesterday .  The event is dubbed ” Manila Makes History ” .

Saint Jude Catholic School students 

O.B. Montessori students

The is the channel’s “way of connecting to their audience; allowing them to feel, live, and see history come alive in an entertaining way,” as said by Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, distributor of History Channel among others.

local and international celebrities 

 The star-studded line up of History Channel’s on screen personalities including Ancient Alien’s Giorgio Tsoukalos; Storage Wars’ Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz; Gangland Undercover’s Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan; Photo Face off’s Justin Mott; and Celebrity Car Wars’ local celebrities include  Mr. KC Montero, Ms. Joey Mead -King, Mr. Marc Nelson, and  Ms.Gabby Dela Merced, have fun with the interactive and/or educational booths featured at the convention.

Gangland Undercovers Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan

There is a minimal entrance fees for those  who wanted to visit the show. Here are some of the important historical moments at the Historycon 2016:

Mr. Justin Mott of Photo Face Off 

9.) Local and International Celebrities in Person – There is a big chance to meet and see the invited celebrities at the event.

8.) World War 2 and Vietnam War Cosplayer – There are a lot of local and international cosplayer around the HistoryCon. One can see the replica of World War 2 uniforms and outfits .

7.) Presidential Cars –  Presidential cars used by General  Emilio Aguinaldo, Jose P. Laurel, and Ramon Magsaysay are part of the exhibit. The exhibit is mounted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) .  They are planning to have them exhibited on permanent display on a museum to be built in Quezon City .

6. ) Vintage Sarao 1950’s Jeepney – Before the large jeepney with a sitting capacity of 18 to 20 people , There is the more colorful , flamboyant and elaborately designed jeepney from the 1950’s.

MD Juan -The company is known for their jeeps 

 MD Juan Enterprises and the business enterprise was featured several years ago . The company is celebrating another milestone , their golden or 50th anniversary .

5.) Collectibles Items- There were a lot of old , vintage and antiques for sale

Filipino Picker booth

collectibles items

 These are Jollibee character toys made from plastic in the 1980’s 

vintage soft-drink and beer bottles from the 1970s and 1980’s

4.) Embassy Tour – Got to learn a lot of new things , Australian embassy, Mexican embassy , Israel embassy . It is like around the world experience .

Zark’s burger record challenge

3.) World Record Attempts – There are several contest which will attempt breaking some world records from burger eating contest, largest serving or sauteed mushroom to no sleeping challenge.

longest movie marathon 

2.) World History in Photos and Relics– Philippine Veterans Bank and the Veteran Association of the Philippines mounted a photo exhibit of the Second World War  entitled ” War of our Fathers”   . This exhibit shows the horrors of war and the courage that our forefathers that endured fighting the enemies.

old vintage bombs on display

Philippine Air Force 

Ancient Aliens

1.) Learn More History Channel Exciting Programs –There are different History Channel programs including Pawn Stars, Vikings, Alone, and Storage Wars . There are also autograph signing opportunities .

life-size Viking ship

There are dog fashion shows , air-soft challenge among others during the 4- day run of the convention.

The History Convention 2016 is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For ticket inquiries and more information, Visit www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016.

HistoryCON Invades Manila !

 Tomas Morato corner Eugenio Lopez Sr. Street , Quezon City -Philippines

History buffs and fans from all over the country , Southeast Asia and followers of History Channel will be very happy to know that HistoryCON 2016 is coming to the country . There will be over 100 exhibit booths and special events .

A+E Networks and History Asia announced that Manila is chosen as the venue of the first History Con that will be from August 25 to 28, 2016 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

This convention promises not only to be educational, but also fun and exciting on an epic scale. Despite the name, History Con shall cover a wide range of genres or themes that are related to history which are inspired by the shows that appear on the History Channel – paranormal/science fiction, survival and adventure, motoring and a host of others.

According to Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, “History Con reinvents the way we connect with our local audiences…whether they’re our loyal fans who just can’t get enough of History, or they’re curious onlookers who are new to our brand.” He further said the goal of History Con is to create a unique experience, engaging visitors, allowing them to feel, live and see history come to life in an entertaining way rather than the traditional academic lecture approach often associated with history.

The organizers have invited several organizations and companies to put up booths where they can strut their wares. Besides a series of lectures, there will be displays of limousines of past Philippine Presidents in cooperation with National Historical Commission of the Philippines ( NHCP ) , historical reenactors will recreate battles of World War II, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations of weaponry and martial arts. There will also be a Cosplay contest where visitors can dress up like their favorite characters from the shows in History Channel. There is going to be a History’s Digital Host Talent Search, aimed at looking for prospective hosts for upcoming shows.

There will be an inter-school History Bee, a quiz contest that pits teams from various schools and universities in Metro Manila. The History Con shall also have 3D Experiences, interactive booths that allow visitors to explore worlds in virtual space.

There will also be World Record Week where History will attempt to break world records such as the longest TV-watching marathon, most number of Quarter Pounder hamburgers that can be eaten in one minute, and the largest serving of Garlic Mushrooms.

There will also be a 1 day pass, 2 day pass, 3 day pass and 4 day pass with meet and greet with celebrities during the 4-day event .

The organizers are expecting at least 100,000 visitors to the event and there will be a fun -filled activities at the venue place.

In addition, there will be a Talent Line-Up with the personalities from History Channel’s shows gracing the event; personalities such as Giorgio Tsoukalos of Ancient Aliens, Brandi Passante Jarrod Schulz of Storage Wars, Damon Runyan and Ian Matthews of Gangland Undercover, and Celebrity Car Wars which will feature Bobby Tonelli, Joey Mead King, KC Montero, Marc Nelson and Gabby Dela Merced.

For information on how to get tickets, visit the website on : http://www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016