Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Venue @ Club Balai Isabel


Win Your Dream Wedding with Club Balai Isabel

You can have one of the most grandest and unforgettable prize you can have with your couple as you attend “ The Wedding Caravan” that will be held on the 20 to 21st day of April at Club Balai Isabel. So why waste time and opportunity register and make your dreams come true and we guarantee that both of you will cherish it for the rest of your life.

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On April 20 to 21, 2013, Club Balai Isabel will hold its first bridal fair entitled, “The Wedding Caravan” organized by R & A Events Specialist by Ricci Ang, hosted by Vet Lauzon.

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This grand event will be held at Club Balai Isabel, located on the romantic shores of Lake Taal in Barangay Talisay, Batangas City from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Wedding Caravan is designed for couples who desire a memorable and tailor-fit wedding. The event will showcase different wedding specialists and designers dedicated to making dream weddings happen.

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This two-day event is packed with exciting activities and prizes to be given out to lucky couples. A series of bridal talks, makeovers and more will take place in this gathering. There shall also be a sumptuous food tasting by Juan Carlo the Caterer, a renowned catering service group. A fashion show highlighting the wedding collection of couture designers of the Fashion & Wedding Designers of the Philippines shall also be included in the line-up of events.

Club Balai Isabel will launch their first ever “Win a Dream Wedding” promo during the event. To join the contest, the couple must produce a three-minute creative video telling their love story and their idea of a dream wedding. The winning couple shall be entitled to a first-class Dream Wedding at Club Balai Isabel. The prize package will include a wedding gown by designer Joel Bautista, a special wedding cake by Hearts and Bells, photo and video coverage by Nice Print Photography, wedding invitations by Printrade Society Printers, photo souvenir by Smack Shot Photo Booth, catering by Juan Carlo the Caterer and other services by event partners such as Creations, Dragon Fireworks, Blessed Sacrament Flower Shop, and Ground Zero.

The Wedding Caravan this April at Club Balai Isabel shall be the befitting destination for couples, wedding enthusiasts and specialists taking part in the celebration of love and marriage.

For more information about Club Balai events and promos, you may call (02) 897-1740, (+63) 9258260323 or (+63) 9178402820 or e-mail Like Club Balai on Facebook, or log-on to their website at

Saturday, March 23, 2013

TGIFriday's "Stars Behind the Bar"

T.G.I.Friday’s Stars Behind the Bar

TGIF Salutes their Stars behind the bar and together with it promoted their new drinks that would give more twist  to every dining  moments we may want to spend with them.

                                                             Aldrin “The One” Javar

T.G.I.Friday’s TriNoMa


Earning his keep while studying, Aldrin has been to different places, even working in a casual dining restaurant in Singapore. But when he heard about T.G.I.Friday’s, this TESDA bartending contest winner immediately came back home and tried his luck. Aldrin not only landed his dream job, he is also on his way to fulfilling his bartending dream.

If he were a drink, Aldrin says he would most probably be a “Rum Runner” because it represents his career and the journey he is yet to face—“An unexpected but exciting one, that is,” he says.

Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno

T.G.I.Friday’s Tomas Morato


GenRev “The Revolution” Bacasno was the champion in last year’s TGI Friday’s “Shake, Rattle and Pour Bartending Championship!” His excellent showmanship, bartending skills, sunny personality and impressive working flair catapulted him to the top and gave him the chance to represent Friday’s Philippines at the Asian Bartending Competition held in Melbourne, Australia last November where he placed 2nd runner up.                                             

Gino “The Bomb” Simbillo

T.G.I.Friday’s Marquee Mall, Pampanga


Gino, unlike other newbies, has already joined (and won) bartending competitions. He finds memorable a T.G.I.Friday’s-sponsored competition where he was declared champion, besting other student-contenders.

He compares himself to the “Strawberry Mango Lemonade” because of its sweetness with a twist. “Like me, I put a twist in everything I do.”


                                                            Junjun “The Entertainer” Marcelo

T.G.I.Friday’s Malate

When it comes to bartending, JunJun knows how to entertain with winning flair-tending moves, impressive dance steps, funny facial expressions, and of course, the unique music he is known for. He has been handpicked by Department of Tourism to promote “It’s more fun in the Philippines” to countries like India and Dubai.

If he were a drink, he would be “The Apple Mojito.” Junjun says, “Aside from being one of the popular drinks in T.G.I.Friday’s, you can taste the sweetness first but there’s a strong kick somewhere.”


Michael “Unstoppable”Rabago

T.G.I.Friday’s Glorietta


“I will not allow anybody stop me from achieving my goals,” Michael declares. Thus, this engineering graduate seized the opportunity to pursue his passion, bartending. He continues, “Every bartender in TGI Friday’s aspires to be the greatest; that’s why we compete – to challenge ourselves.”

“I’m like the Ultimate June Bug. It’s a rich combination of flavors, a marvelous mix of all that is good. I push myself to the limit because I have only one goal: to be T.G.I.Friday’s greatest,” he declares.

Ronilo “The Showstopper” Bautista

T.G.I.Friday’s Mall of Asia


The HRM graduate has dreamt about being a bartender at T.G.I.Friday’s since he was in college, inspired by the world-class bartenders that worked at the restaurant. To achieve the dream, he began competing while still in school, eventually winning competitions. He says, “Being asked to join T.G.I.Friday’s is where my journey begins to reach my dream – to be doing exactly what I love – bartending.”

They are the one who prepares the new bar menus TGIF  has to offer.

 T.G.I.Friday’s, the first American casual dining chain in the Philippines is celebrating a sizzling start to the summer with a new bar menu. The updated bar list includes a wide array of affordable drinks such as the Ultimate drinks, beer on tap at P60, local bottled beer at P75 and beer by the bucket for only P350. Cocktails will also be available starting from P125, and includes staples such as the Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze, and 77 Sunset Strip. To cool down for the scorching summer, the Refillable Mojito is also continuing its run as one of bar’s most popular offerings, available everyday at only P295.
The new beverage menu features concoctions to fit every bar personality, whether you’re the life of the party or just winding after work. To entice patrons to let loose and enjoy the distinct T.G.I.Friday’s atmosphere, the T.G.I Friday’s Red Card will be available by first week of April, which is a passport for a buy-one, take-one on cocktails every Thursday. The cards will be distributed free of charge to dining guests.


Adding to the excitement is the launch of the first leg of the Stars Behind the Bar tour, which includes a showcase of celebrity bartenders, free drinks, and a chance to learn basic flairs and cocktails.
The featured bartenders went through a rigorous round of auditions, with most being previous participants of the renowned Shake, Rattle, and Pour Bartending Championship, which will be on its 18th year in 2013. T.G.I.Friday’s is known for popularizing flair tending, and hosted the first known flair bartending competition in the US in 1985. Patrons are also known to flock the bar to watch bartenders dazzle with flips, flairs, and tricks before drinks are delivered with a personalized touch.
The T.G.I.Friday’s Stars Behind the Bar tour is in partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka. Catch the tour at the following dates and locations: Bonifacio High Street on March 21, April 11 and 25, and May 9; Glorietta on March 22, April 12 and 26, and May 10; Mall of Asia on April 4 and May 16; Eastwood on April 5 and May 17; TriNoma on April 14 and May 4; Malate on April 18 and May 23; Alabang Town Center on April 19 and May 24; Tomas Morato on May 2 and 30; Robinsons Galleria on May 3 and 31.
T.G.I.Friday’s is a Bistro Group restaurant, and its latest promo is part of the group-wide Taste the Love campaign.

Ang Bagong Honda TMX Supremo—Patok sa mga Tricycle Driver


Honda TMX Supremo—patok sa mga tricycle driver



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Natapos kamakailan ang “Honda 100K Challenge,” ang kauna-unahang test-driving challenge sa bansa kung saan naging tampok ang mga tricycle driver at mga “TODA” (tricycle operators and drivers association) sa ilang bahagi ng Pilipinas.

Ang kakaibang event na ito na sinimulan ng Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) noong Nobyember 2012 at inabot ng halos 2 buwan bago matapos, ay sinalihan ng higit sa 100,000 mga tricycle driver mula sa mga TODA sa iba’t-ibang probinsiya sa buong Luzon at maging sa iba pang lugar sa Visayas at Mindanao. Lahat sila ay nag-test drive ng Honda TMX Supremo para malaman kung paano ito sasagupa sa mga pang-araw araw na kondisyon sa pagmamaneho at klase ng kalsada.

At base sa kanilang reaksiyon, lahat ay nasiyahan at marami ang nagsabing bibili sila ng Honda TMX Supremo upang mas makatipid at masiguro ang mas malaking kita.

Si Mang Erning Manalo, 43 anyos mula Laguna at isang tricycle driver na sa loob ng mahigit 20 taon, ay Masaya tungkol sa Honda TMX Supremo. “Ito ang klase ng motorsiklo na gusto ko—madaling imaneho at tiyak magugustuhan ng mga tricycle driver sa lugar namin. Matibay at madali i-maintain kaya wala akong problema sa kalsada.”

Si Mauricio “Isyong” Tolanes, nagdedeliber ng liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) gamit ang motorsiklo, ay nagulat dahil madali palang gamitin ang Honda TMX Supremo. “Akala ko ay mabagal dahil medyo malaki, pero mabilis pala ito at mas maaasahan sa kalsada. Naging mas madali ang pagdedeliber ko dahil madali akong nakakabalik sa tindahan para kumuha pa ng ibang idedeliber. Masaya ako at lalo na siyempre ang amo ko,” Tolanes said.

“Ginusto talaga namin na ang mga tricycle driver, ang mga ‘Bossing ng Kalsada,’ ang mismong maka-experience sa mga benepisyo ng mas pinalakas na Honda TMX Supremo at paano ito makakatulong sa kanilang hanapbuhay bilang tricycle driver, na mas makakatipid at mas malaki ang kita na maiuuwi para sa pamilya. Kapag Honda ang gamit nila, sigurado sila na ang kanilang motorsiklo ay mas matatag at kayang sagupain ang anumang hamon ng kalsada dahil ito ay mas mabilis at mas maaasahan,” wika ni Dennis Restor, Sales and Marketing Manager, Honda Philippines, Inc.

Para sa kahit anong hamon ng kalsada, ang Honda TMX Supremo ang siyang maghahari dahil ang proven road workhorse na ito ay mas pinalakas at pinahusay pa para mabigyan ang Pinoy motorcycle driver ng isang malakas, matatag, mabilis at mas maaasahan na motorsiklo.

Dahil ang target ay motorcycle driver na gusto laging nasa maayos na kondisyon ang kanilang motor, ginawa ng Honda ang bagong TMX Supremo na mas angat sa iba gamit ang superior engine technology upang maghari sa 150cc class. Ang bagong Honda TMX Supremo ay may world-class engine specification na dinebelop, tinesting at in-adjust ng Honda Research and Development upang masagot ang mga pangangailangan ng mga Pinoy motorcycle driver na makatipid sa gastos sa engine maintenance at mas lumaki pa ang kita.

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Una sa lahat ay convenienteng  handog ng Honda TMX Supremo sa mga tricycle driver, lalo na sa mga gumagamit nito pang-hanapbuhay. Mayroon itong electric at malambot na kick starter para siguradong walang palya ang timing at mas swabe ang pag-start ng makina, at may “Easy Access Choke Control” din kaya mas mabilis ang pag-start kahit matagal nakatigil o hindi umaandar ang makina.

Dahil sa 4-stroke, OHC, air-cooled engine nito na may 7,000rpm power at 5,000rpm na torque, siguradong mas malakas ang hatak kaya walang katapat ang performance sa kalsada. At dahil sa 5-speed, constant mesh manual transmission nito, walang problema sa performance dahil sa Honda TMX Supremo, sure ang gaan ng pagmamaneho, mas mabilis at mas matipid pa sa gas.

Aangat din ang Honda TMX Supremo pagdating sa komportableng biyahe dahil sa “Telescopic Fork front suspension” at “Twin rear suspension” nito, pati na ang malaking 1306mm wheelbase at 771mm seat height kaya komportable ang sasakay dito, lalo na sa mga mahahabang biyahe.

Dahil sa mga “superior product feature” na ito ng Honda TMX Supremo, sigurado ang “durability,” “power,” “convenience,” at “comfort.”

Tanungin lang ang mga tricycle driver at TODA at sila na mismo ang magsasabi kung anong klaseng motorsiklo ang Honda TMX Supremo.

Para sa iba pang detalye tungkol sa mas matatag, mas komportable at mas maasahan na Honda TMX Supremo, magpunta lamang sa kahit saang Honda authorized 3S shop dealer o tumawag sa 1-800-10HONDAPH (4663274) o mag-email sa I-“LIKE” din ang Honda Philippines, Inc. Facebook page (Honda Motorcycles Ph) o bumisita sa Website:

Color Dash Run Event


Are you ready to have a colorful run this summer? You can have the most colorful fun while running on COLOR DASH its the one and only run event that gives art and most of all fun while racing in The Fort BGC.

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If watching Zoolander did not work, this run will surely bring out the pearls ;) Color dash support's Coca-Cola's Open Happiness "Sinong napasaya mo today?" #NapasayaKoToday. We will be dashing out colors of red (coke), green (sprite), orange (RTO), blue (sarsi), black (coke zero) on a silver/white shirt (coke light).

Special thanks to Zoot, Otterbox, UA, The Old Spaghetti House. We support the disaster program of Red Cross. Our media partner are Multisports Magazine and Soul BGC.
Our registration areas are at the Athlete's Foot (Two Parkade, High street); A Runner's Circle (Aloha Hotel, Roxas blvd); G Stop (Greenhills Shopping Center and ATC). Online Registration from

Enjoy raffle prizes and wait for the happy chopper that will dash out more colors and prizes! Color dash is happening on May 11, 2013. Like our FB page: Color Dash. Updates are also available here. Registration ongoing

Here’s a video inspired for the same theme of running event :


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Agico “ Healthy Food Alternative”



Nowadays choosing the right kind of foods , having a good nutritional impact for our bodies are one of the most expensive means when it comes to eating right and without any guilt.

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With AGICO you can be sure of having it all , its just like doing the right things in the home with the whole family enjoying those kinds of stuff within your household. It was very true with the mother daughter tandem and  in a very reasonable price as well.

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As I come in the place I see different kind of themes per section , and it is just like a house who has its own unique type wherein if you are with your officemates  a business kind of ambience , and If you are with your special someone a  very romantic place to be with. , and specially if your with your family with kids a very educational and informative place where you can see how nutritious and delicious their menus are.

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I cannot help myself but eat and finish all what they have served and prepared for us. It was a wonderful experience and it so happen that the place is too far from me , but I would recommend this restaurant that gives good food and healthy alternatives specially for the Filipino families who loves to eat more as they want to.


PMAP Launches 2013 PMAP Awards @ Hotel Intercon Makati


PMAP Launches 2013 PMAP Awards @ Hotel Intercon Makati, Philippines


March 20, 2013, at Intercontinental Makati Hotel PMAP headed by PMAP President Ms. Grace C. Sorongon , launch the opening of the Nominations for the 36th PMAP Awards in which every member do want to be a part of and to the extent of doing all his very best specially as an employee of his company to be nominated and finally be a PMAP winner for the category he or she belongs to.


The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Board of Directors and the PMAP Awards Committee formally announce the opening of the nominations for the 36th PMAP Awards Program,

The annual search for the Employer of the Year (EOY), People Manager of the Year (PMY) and People Program of the Year (PPY) aims to give public recognition to organizations and individuals for their distinguished achievements and contributions to the promotion and development of sound people management and advancement of the HRM position.

On its 37th year, the EOY Criteria integrates the standards and principles of Investors in People (IiP). Nominations for the EOY and PPY awards are open for companies nationoiwide (PMAP member of non-member), while the PMY Award is strictly for PMAP members only. The criteria for the Awards and the official nomination forms can be downloaded from

It is one of their commitment and contribution to the corporate and even the country to somehow have an outstanding employee, manager and other distinguished awards to show examples of people who have good quality leadership , or simply displays good example and being a vital worker excelling on his daily duty and task for his company.

The deadline for submission of the nomination forms is on 30 April, 2013. Please forward this forms in a sealed envelope to the PMAP Secretarial, 670 LEE St. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City.

The culmination of the Awards search will be on 25 September, 2013, the first night of the 50th Annual Conference in Philippine International Convention Center, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Casa Alegria “Overlooking Taal Volcano”




There’s a place in Tagaytay , an event place , a home and a multi function place where you can do resting , group events , family outings, weddings  and even corporate functions which you can only found in Casa Alegria it’s beside the Taal Volcano and you can have a good time through nature with your friends, co employees, family and other kinds of gathering that needs comfort, style and most of all if you are a nature lover you will like to be there and fathom the beauty of the place.



The beauty and solace of nature is the one that gives you more time to relax and do enjoy the aroma and good cool weather of Tagaytay.


Their rooms that has an overlooking glass that you can still see Taal and all its majestic beauty.

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Their rooms are elegantly made with a touch of class and simplicity ,  Bathrooms are elegant and you cannot resist to go and used it cause of the glass partitions. Entertainment systems are available with LCD TV’s  and other related players that is needed for a relaxing stay.



Right now they have three story building with three large rooms ready to be occupied by a group of  8 to 10 people per room depending on how you would like to spend your days  with the place.  I personally would like to stay for a day or three just to be with one of the most i would say  promising place to be with here at Casa Alegria and as Ms. Grace Bondad Nicolas say’s that the owner will add facilities as it will be needed for the coming months or years as it draws more people who will be likely wanting to visit and used the place.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sing, Dance and Dine for Bayanihan with Mabuhay Restop’s Manila Vanilla!


Sing, Dance and Dine for Bayanihan with Mabuhay Restop’s Manila Vanilla!


There’s a new way of doing business and helping the community and the country as well ,which Mabuhay Restop has been doing since the owner Ms.Rose Cabrera  goes back from a first world country just to contribute and do something for the economy of our nation. She helps promote filipino’s through songs, dances and performances in her own restaurant business near Manila Ocean Park.

It is a widely known fact that Filipinos are very hospitable people, so much so that they greet guests not by asking, “Kumusta (How are you)?” but by asking, “Kumain ka na ba (Have you eaten)?”
Such quirks and other peculiar Filipino traits are celebrated in Mabuhay Restop’s Manilla Vanilla--a unique musical comedy directed by Nestor U. Torre, with music composed by Ryan Cayabyab.
The show tells the story of a Filipino family as they prepare to open their home as a bed & breakfast. Served with deliciously self-deprecating humor and lighthearted song and dance numbers, the show will tickle your funny bones and serve as an enjoyable introduction to those new to Filipino culture.
Aside from a night of pop-cultural entertainment, audiences will also get to enjoy a delicious Filipino buffet of home-style dishes and different regional specialties.
Mabuhay Restop’s Manila Vanilla! stars Celine Fabie of the Ryan Cayabyab Singers and Spotlight Artist Centre's "Katy: The Musical," Astarte Abrahan of Resorts World Manila's "The Sound of Music" and Repertory Philippines' "A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino"; singer and comedian Andy Bais; and entertainer and Gawad Kalinga volunteer Edward Fernandez.

A Catalyst of Nation-Building


As a museum, travel cafĂ©, and social enterprise in one, Mabuhay Restop is devoted to promoting Philippine culture and heritage in creative ways while making a difference. The social enterprise has committed to give 30% of Mabuhay Restop’s net income to Gawad Kalinga, a Filipino nation-building movement dedicated to eradicating poverty and restoring human dignity through building empowered and sustainable communities.
“At Mabuhay Restop, we want our guests to get to know and experience the Philippines like never before,” says owner and president Rose Cabrera, a UCLA-educated California lawyer and GK advocate. “We don’t just offer great food and entertainment; we also offer voluntourism tours and other avenues to provide visitors with an opportunity to create better lives for communities who need it most.”

Other Attractions

To add to its repertoire of shows, Mabuhay Restop also offers something for the kids and kids-at-heart with Mga Kwento ni Tita Beauty, also written and directed by Nestor U. Torre. A spin-off from Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang, the show features creative and theatrical storytelling featuring 6 original Filipino and English tales imbibed with valuable moral lessons.
For a different Philippine travel experience, Mabuhay Restop offers the Voluntourism or Kalinga Tours. They provides visitors a totally different Philippine travel experience by taking them not just to beautiful tourist spots in Bicol, Bacolod, Palawan, and Davao, but also to several Gawad Kalinga villages, where they can experience the warmth and hospitality of the Filipinos, practice compassion in action, and understand the soul of bayanihan.
Additionally, Mabuhay Restop also offers the Bayan Tour, a 3-hour guided and interactive tour in Rizal Park for visitors who wish to learn more about the Philippines and the Filipino. This tour features the one-of-a kinds "I am Filipino" art exhibit with 12 Filipino artists like Ugu Bigyan, Nemi Miranda, Ramon Orlina, Ryan Cayabyab, JC Buendia and Ernie Francisco, and Albert Badz Magsumbol.
Ultimately, Mabuhay Restop aims to make a difference in the lives of Filipinos through social tourism and entrepreneurship. “We want to be able to set an example to other entrepreneurs by showing it is profitable to invest in the poor and partner with them through social enterprises.”