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10 Interesting Things to Do at Toy Convention 2017

Toy Convention 2017 is also known as The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention. This is the largest toy , pop culture and collectible event in the country and even in Southeast Asian region.

SMX Convention Center

Toy Convention is held at the iconic SMX Convention Center Hall 1 to 4 from June 30 to July 2, 2017

10 Interesting to Do at the Toy Convention 2017 :

Collector’s Hive

10.) Register with Collectors Hive – Collectors Hive is a site where collectors can register, trade and meet with fellow collectors. I have featured this online collecting site in my previous article post.

9.) Meet and Greet Celebrities – There are many pop icon , local celebrities and personalities which one can meet at the convention.

Ms. Carla Perez who portrayed Rita Repulsa  together with  Mr.Marcelle Fabie

Ms. Carla Perez  portrayed Rita Repulsa is a villain of a popular show in 1990’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers . She is a Filipino-American and portrayed the second Rita Repulsa. The first one was also portrayed by a Filipino-Japanese actress.

Ms. Liza Soberano is the next actress to portray the role of Darna , a fictional character created by Mars Ravelo.

8. ) Life -Sized statues – There are dozens and life- sized statues from THOR , Groot, Iron Man among others.

7.) FREEBIES- There are several freebies that are given during the convention.

6.) M.A.C Studios create model building , custom paint, dioramas, scale models.

Mr. Israel Resurrection

5.) Comics Sale – There are hundreds of comics , anime and manga items for sale. Some are limited condition.

4.) Toys and Action figures for Sale – A tour of the convention is incomplete without a visit to the commercial booth section. There are hundreds or even thousands of toys to choose from.

3.) Collectors Gallery – There is not shortage of collectible stuffs at the convention – There were over 50 glass stands with thousands of toys collection owned by hundreds of collectors representing different kinds of themes.

Voltron collection by Ms. Anna Gajudo

2.) Popular merchandise items like Darna t-shirts, bags , mugs and pillow bags are on sale.

1.) Meeting with people having same passion and collection. – I have met several collectors from Coca-Cola Collectors Club members and other collectors.

 

Note : Photos are in collaboration with Mr. J.P. Perena

Higher Education Expo from October 21 to 23, 2016 at SMX Convention Center

The First  Annual Exhibition for Universities, Colleges, Senior High Schools, Graduate & Vocational Schools, Creative Arts Institutes and other organizations for Tertiary Level Education Entrance to EXHED2016 is Free of Charge.

The event is organized by World Expos and Concepts Inc. (Worldexco), this exhibition will showcase dozens of universities, colleges and academic institutions, alongside sponsors and partners. ExHEd will also include a series of presentations, career talks and other activities to aid students as they make a choice for their future.

“We want to make it easier for students and their parents to collect information about different institutions for higher learning without them having to visit each and every campus which can be time-consuming and expensive” says Raquel Romero, President and General Manager of World Expos and Concepts. “This expo will serve as a gateway for them to gain more knowledge on the various opportunities that are available to students as the Philippines goes through the K to12 program,” she added.

ExHEd will also provide a venue for students to explore options for studying abroad. Representatives from academic institutions from countries such as Australia, Spain and Hungary will be present to share with the students and their parents the ins and outs of applying to universities overseas.

The Expo for Higher Education’s vision is to become a one-stop-shop of different academic institutions both local and overseas, as well as auxiliary services, event sponsors and partners.

The event will be held from October 21 to 23, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City .

For more information on sponsorship opportunities on how to exhibit at ExHEd2016 call (632) 855 8341-44 or Please try to visit www.expoforhighereducation.com

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1655946331383804/

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

Travelers Enjoy Perks with Bank of the Philippine Islands Card at the 5th Travel Madness Expo

SMX Convention Center , Pasay City -Philippines

Good News to all Travelers and Bank of the Philippine Islands  ( BPI ) card holders !

Bank of the Philippines Islands ( BPI ) card holders allows you to enjoy travel deals and free trips only with your BPI Card at the 5th Travel Madness Expo! The Philippines last year got over 5 million international tourists and an increasing number of domestic tourist destination spots .  This data was provided by the Department of Tourism ( Industry Performance) , This is a good time to travel not only around the country but also in other parts of the world.
BPI partners with major airlines , travel agencies and booking agents for the 5th Travel Madness Expo which runs from July 8 to 10 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. BPI cardholders get to enjoy discounted flights and travel packages for local and international destinations.

Department of Tourism secretary Ms. Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo together with officials and executives of BPI and Travel Madness Expo organizers.
Special guest of honor during the travel expo includes Department of Tourism secretary Ms. Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo, BPI executives and Travel Madness Expo organizer.

 

Bank of the Philippines Cards

BPI Cards helps you achieve your travel reveries at the 5th Travel Madness Expo
Aside from discounted travel deals, BPI cardholders will enjoy exclusive offers that include a chance to win in the daily raffle promo where 15 trips from Mabuhay Miles will be given away.

Mabuhay Miles
Another awesome treat awaits BPI cardholders , a minimum spend of P50,000 automatically earns 9,000 Mabuhay Miles which is equivalent to one round trip domestic flight while Php 100,000 spend gives them 19,000 Mabuhay miles that equates to a round trip flight to Hong Kong.
Five daily winners during the 3-day event will be chosen for a chance to fly to a local destination, Hong Kong, Singapore or Japan! BPI Card holders purchasing a ticket from Philippine Airlines will earn 1 raffle entry for every Php5,000 spend.

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A discount voucher from Delta Airlines will also be given exclusively to BPI Delta SkyMiles cardholders, which they may use in their future Delta Airlines transactions after the expo. BPI Delta SkyMiles cardholders purchasing a ticket from Delta Airlines are entitled to enjoy exciting Delta Reward that includes a USD$ 300 Discount for Manila to North America/Canada Round-trip Business Elite Fares, USD $150 Discount for Manila to North America/Canada Round-trip Economy Class Fares and Manila to Japan Round-trip Business Elite Fares and USD$ 75 Discount for Manila to Japan Round-trip Economy Class Fares.
From July 7 to 10 cardholders are also entitled to BPI Cards Exclusive Offers that includes a free Samsonite Passport Holder for every Php 12,000 spend at Samsonite. A Free Packing Cube Set for every purchase of Delsey luggage at The Travel Club and 10% Discount on Sentosa’s Play 3 Day Pass.
If you love to or aspire to travel more, don’t miss this opportunity! Visit the 5thTravel Madness Expo and use your BPI Card to make your dream travel a reality!
For more information, log on to www.bpiexpressonline.com

Facebook Joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

On May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig, Philippines from 8AM to 6PM, Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 #AdMe2016 will happen and this time with Lianne Dehaye who manages the Southeast Asia Small & Medium Business team, focusing on Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. She has been with Facebook for three years and is currently leading the Account Management program within Asia-Pacific. She has been working in the online advertising industry for almost 10 years and has in-depth knowledge of search marketing, brand solutions and web analytics.

Ms. Lianne Dehave- Manager Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore

Topic: “Facebook for Business: Beyond Likes, Comments & Shares”: Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Discover how Facebook’s marketing solutions can help Filipino businesses stay connected with their customers and drive real business results.”

 

Line Up of Speakers;

-Lianne Dehaye, Manager, Facebook (Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore)
-Emmanuel Mendoza, Director for Application Services Global Delivery Philippines & South Pacific, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
-Grace Bondad Nicolas, COO, TAG Media & Public Relations
-Tanya Llana, Sales & Marketing Director, Victoria Court
-Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Book Author and dubbed as the E- Commerce Guru of the Philippines
-Robert Yupangco, President, Yupangco Group of Companies (Yamaha Music, Zoobic Safari, Manila Express, Misono Restaurant and more)
-Thierry Tea- Managing Director (Philjets Group) & Brand Ambassador (FrenchTech Philippines)
-Ole Oldhoj, CEO (Boolex)
-Lars Jeppessen- Fonder & CEO(Tech One Global)
-Mannix Pabalan- Founder (Hashtag Digital)
-Jojy Azurin, Co Founder (Horsepower PH)
-Spanky Enriquez- TV Host & Writer (Philippine Star)
-Art Samaniego Jr- Tech Editor (Manila Bulletin)
-Erick Kalugdan- President/CEO (Gimeme Unlimited Inc.)
-Avelino Zapanta- Former CEO (Philippine Airlines and SeaAir)
-Charlie Agatep- Chairman (Grupo Agatep)
-Luuk Rietvelt- Finance Head, Finacore
-Paolo Bediones- Founder, TekDeviant Inc
-Mark Vernon- Founder, Tag Cash
-Donald Saurombe, Founder (DibZ)
Reserve your slot now. Limited seats are available as of today. Registration fee is Php 4,000.00 with elegant lunch and snacks. Deposit your fee to TAG Media and Public Relations, BPI Account # 1680 0010 29. For inquiries and registration E: http://www.asiadigitalmarketing.ph M: 09166299381

Presented by TAG Media and Public Relations to promote the ASEAN region as a premier business destination. The conference serves as a hub for networking and spreading of ideas that help top management overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. Speakers are experts and leaders in their industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region. Attendees are senior leaders, high-ranking government officials and journalists covering the event.

10 Interesting Booths at the 36th Manila International Book Fair

SMX Convention Center , Pasay City – Philippines

Manila International Book Fair or more popularly known as MIBF is the Philippines  longest running international book fair and expo had open its doors to the general public .

Just like the previous events, there are a lot of books that are available to the general public from children’s book, literature, fiction, medical, religious , auto-biography , architecture, textbooks, to graphic novels, trivia and e-books.

The event started with a morning mass and ribbon cutting ceremony .

 Some of the Interesting Booths at the Book Fair

sales personnel

10.) Summit Media – The booth is very stylish and used old wooden cart panels to create a rustic look.

Website: http://www.summitmedia.com.ph/

doodle art with succulent plants

One Night Stan

Well-known Chinoy book author ,comic illustrator and comedian Mr. Stanley Chi will be having a book signing autograph session this coming sunday -September 20 at around 4:00PM

9.) Abiva – Colorful , Comical , Fun and Exciting- I saw several students posing and taking photos at their booth . The company is one of the largest textbook publisher . Some of the children’s book are priced at Php 30.00

Website: http://www.abiva.com.ph/home

8.) DATA Science and Technology Corporation– It is one of the company that specializes in robotics and focuses on science and technology . I was invited last year in a press presentation conducted by DATA Science and Technology which is  one of the sponsors of the robotic Olympiad held in China .

7.) Magnavision-The booth sells a lot of educational tapes and instructional videos

6. ) Adarna Publishing- The booth showcased a carnival-like theme with balloons . The booth appeals to kids, teenagers and great bargain sale.

There was an autograph signing session with Mr. Edson Cabalfin and Ms. Asa Montenejo

The book is very colorful and appeal to kids and teenagers- What Kids Should Know about Philippine Architecture– The handy book is being sold at Php90.00 at the booth.

Website: https://adarnahouse.wordpress.com/

5.) International book publishers– I saw several international book publisher from Taiwan, China, Malaysia at the trade show .

KotaBuku

I saw a book publisher from Malaysia and it is their first time to join the MIBF . Address: 24, Maju Tower,1001, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Office: +603-2630-6882 (1025) Fax:+603-2630 6889 Mobile: +6013-294-0901

Contact Persons: Mr. Hasri Hasan -Senior Manager or Mr. Muhammad Fakhruddin Arrazi B. Misni ( DEAN) -Trade Executive

Website: http://kotabuku.my/

4.) Viva Psicom Publishing Company – This is one of the more popular booth among kids, teenagers and young adults . The sales staff had fancy hats which attracts passers-by . They also got big sale , autograph signing opportunities and photo opportunity for their customers.

Some of the bargain books are selling 3 for Php 100 , Php 50 , Php 75 and Php 100  ideal for early Christmas giveaways . I got several books at bargain prices – Chopstick -Hopia Like It part 3 by Mr. Stanley Chi is selling for only Php 50.00 per book ! The booth also gave away interested Freebies item such as key chains and note pads.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/psicompublishing

Website: http://psicom.ocnk.biz/

Mr. Jose R. Cabaltera- Bookstore Manager

3.) Far Eastern University Bookstore and Publishing– This is the first time that Far Eastern University is participating at the MIBF.

Hard to find books and award winning books can be bought during the fair .

For orders and inquiries:

Landline: (+632) 735-5621 loc.388 or 368 Telefax: (+632) 735-0232 Mobile: +63-0917-881-1069

Email: jcabaltera@feu.edu.ph

Website: http://www.feu.edu.ph/

Ateneo de Manila University Press

UST Publishing, Ateneo de Manila University Press , University of the Philippines, Komisyong ng Wikang Filipino and National Historical Commission of the Philippines , NBDB are also represented in the fair.

Skoolbo booth

2.) Skoolbo – “Skoolbo is a great new site to help with reading, maths and learning languages.

Children are immersed in an incredible learning world and are highly motivated by the inbuilt rewards. Parents and schools are equipped with an array of tools to help achieve wonderful educational outcomes for their children. And best of all – it’s free!”

“Skoolbo Core Skills”, a literacy and numeracy program designed for children ages 4 to 10, takes them into a journey through 3-dimensional worlds to master their reading and math skills. The game also includes a dashboard interface for parents and teachers, allowing them to guide and interact with the kids as they progress through the game’s levels.

Skoolbo is produced by an international team of educators and developers committed to creating platforms that facilitate and dramatically improve children’s way of learning.

The network had grown to more than 10 countries and at the bookfair , The company partnered with Vibal Publishing company . There is a free collectible card game in which visitors must find 8 cards which revolve around a story . After finishing the task , One can sign-up for a raffle draw of limited edition Manny Pacquiao hand gloves.

Website: http://www.skoolbo.ph/

The Philippine counterpart will soon open a 1,700 square meter facility this coming November at Santa Rosa , Laguna.

Please visit these links for more information :
www.Instagram.com/SkoolboPH
www.Twitter.com/SkoolboPH
www.fb.com/SkoolboPH

1.) Rex Publishing House– The company top the list of MUST visited booth at the 36th MIBF . Their exhibit / selling area is well-lighted and exhibits items have proper caption.

Malangan Mask from New Ireland ,Papua New Guinea

The company exhibited different face masked from Papua New Guinea, Tanimbar Island, Indonesia , Marquesas Island,  Solomon islands , Australia and the Philippines.

Rex Publishing House exhibit

Rex Publishing House : http://www.rexpublishing.com.ph/

Manila International Book Fair : http://www.manilabookfair.com/

Note: For those planning to visit the 36th Manila International Bookfair , Try to visit as early as possible to avoid the crowd queuing for lines and payment at the cashier . There is also a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 general public and Php 15 for librarians, student and senior citizens with valid ID’s . There are some exhibitors, publishers , bookstores which allotted complimentary tickets – Bookfair is until this sunday September 20, 2015

Venue place is at SMX Convention Center which is beside SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City .