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Accenture Gave Close To Million Pesos; Awesome Apps That Will Change Philippines

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Accenture “Program the Future” Competition Recognizes Top Technology Apps Developed by Students
Winning apps promote environment protection & public health Accenture in the Philippines recently concluded a competition, titled “Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015,” that yielded innovative apps developed by high performing college students to help address environmental and public health and safety issues.

Of the nearly 80 entries received from colleges and universities across the Philippines, the top 10 overall teams were chosen — five teams each for the Games App Challenge and App of the Future Challenge categories.

The champion teams of each category won Php 200,000 and Php 250,000 worth of prizes respectively and an additional Php 50,000 for their respective schools. Meanwhile, the runner-up team for the Games App Challenge was awarded Php 100,000 worth of prizes and the runner-up for the App of the Future Challenge received Php150,000 worth of pri…

Don’t Waste Time! Apply These 6 Simple Techniques To Improve Water Conservation

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El Nino is coming to ravage Philippines once again under the guise of summer season but this as we all know makes temperatures skyrocketing, pushing living costs at its peak, and water consumption being on top. Here are simple, actionable and practical ways that will help you live reasonably while at the same time, conserving water at home. Thanks to Cebu City Government for these infographics and I hope you find it useful!





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Calling all Cebu High School and College Students for a Chance of a Lifetime!

Can you please help us invite young leaders ages 12-20 years  to join the 9th Season of the Young Minds Academy?

What is Young Minds Academy? Young Minds Academy (YMA) is a youth leadership and citizenship development program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. – Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, which aims to develop the youth to become responsible and accountable leaders and pro-active citizens who are ready to serve the public and its interests.

This is done through experiential learning sessions, community visits, immersions, project development, and project implementation anchored on the theme Urban Development with emphasis on Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Response.


How to join?
Form a team of five (5) members under one of the following categories:
•        Generation A : 17-20 years old
•        Generation B : 12-16 years old

Accomplish the following:

Team requirements
Completed team application form (YMA Application Form 01)Letter of recommendation and suppo…

MBA Diaries: Awesome Things To Know Before Starting Business in PH

There are a lot of resources that gives an in-depth discussion on the requirements needed to legalize business here in the Philippines. The fundamentals and documentation requirements in filing for these make the very foundation of the entrepreneurial work we are to embark in. 

From single proprietorship, partnerships and corporations, requirements differ whichever the government deems necessary and suitable.

There is going to be a great deal of work to be done when starting up but since the DTI has actively devised the Philippine Business Registry, getting into business has never been easier.

SSS and BIR requirements are very long, specific and at times, arduous but are very important in nation building through tax collection and pension planning of everyone in the industry not just with the employees we will employ but our own as well. I couldn’t stress the importance of PhilHealth requirements too in ensuring our labor force are well taken care of.

Corporations whether stock or non-…

Maple of Pancake House now opens in Cebu! @mapleph

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MaplePH is Manila’s premier all-day fine-dining restaurant where modern cuisine meets a family friendly atmosphere. The restaurant features western-styled comfort food with an American trained chef, international methods and top quality ingredients. 

Inspired by classic children’s fairy tales, service staff pay extra attention to ensure that all guests, young and old, are transported to a home away from home. 




Maple Cebu features breakfast items such as the

gourmet Prime Rib Tapa and the Philippines’ “best” Pancakes, 
lunch favorites such as the

MAPLE Burger and low calorie Fish Tacos, and 
delectable entrees including

`Drippin’ Baby Back Ribs and the hand crafted Spaetzle Jambalaya

MaplePH ’s debut locations in Makati, Mandaluyong and Alabang are already getting raves for its unique blend of casual and modern food fare.

This July 26, 2014, they will be opening of their first provincial outlet in Ayala Center Cebu and it would be their privilege to have you.

Like Maple Cebu on Facebook toda…

Cebu #Startup Weekend 2014 Champions Aspiring Entrepreneurs @swcebu @CebuBizMonth

Everyone who are willing to build up businesses, aspiring marketers and passionate entrepreneurs whether with technical or non-technical background, from students to professionals to retired persons who have a passion to build a business or desire to learn how, or anyone who are established business persons looking for technology partners are encouraged to be part of the community of startup enthusiasts, who gather together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch start-ups.

The University of Cebu (UC) – Banilad Campus will play host to the fourth leg of Startup Weekend Cebu (SWC) slated on June 6, 7 and 8, 2014 at 6:30PM to 10:00PM.
The 54-hour event starts with an “open mic” pitching of business ideas on Friday night, wherein attendees are urged to bring out their ideas and inspire others who are present to join or make their team.

Each team should focus on:

customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viab…

Marvelous Movenpick Fantastic Friends #summer

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When in Cebu and is still trying to scour through last minute summer escapades with family or friends, then you may want to check out one of the cutest hotel around. Modern chic furniture against bright inviting color schemes makes Movenpick Hotel Mactan one of the best vacation spots complete with a beautiful small beachline, well-kept green open spaces and pools to die for. Almost quite literally.

Did I mention that they glow at night giving you that out-of-this-world experience as we did when we watched the Avatar 3D? They have a little waterfall that leads to the beach too. The rooms where spacious and sterile enough to accommodate all our mischief. The beds, ah, make you sleep to coma.

We thank the Movenpick Hotel Mactan staff for responding into every request we had and to lovable Melcah who all brought us there.

Enough chit chat, indulge in some snaps.

Thanks to my baby bro Kevin and Lloydie for the photo shoot!















So give Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Mactan Mactan Mactan, the 2014 Trip…

Know someone or an org doing awesome stuff for the country? 6th RAFI Triennial Awards

May we invite you to nominate individuals and institutions to the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards.

The awards program aims to recognize people and organizations who have committed themselves to building a more humane, equitable and caring society.  

It is given in 2 categories: the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual and the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution.

The Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual is open to every Filipino, natural born or naturalized citizen, at least 30 years old, and of good moral character whose dedication to their profession has made significant contributions to the advancement of the well-being of fellow Filipinos.  The Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution is open to all institutions or organizations. They may be government organizations, non-government organizations, civic organizations, or people’s organizations, which have been established for at least three years, with functional programs and work with other groups in…

CCCI Awesome Schedule of Activities Cebu #Business Month 2014 @CebuBizMonth

Organizers of Cebu Business Month 2014 has set the Grand Opening Salvo of this year’s Cebu Business Month this Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:00PM at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu.

Cebu Business Month features a month-long series of events geared towards inspiring more successes in the Cebu Business Community. CBM is organized and held annually by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).

In the opening festivity, highlights of the CBM 2014 activities will then be introduced together with the official declaration of CBM 2014’s grand opening.  After which, a fantastic fireworks display will be held followed by a concert by the Zee Band and Rave Party.

CBM 2014 carries the theme “ASEAN 2015 and Beyond” and offers “Big and Bold” highlighted activities that will spark to the growth of Cebu’s businesses towards global competitiveness.  These activities focus on CCCI’s major thrusts, which include ICT & Business Process Management (BPM), Tourism and Investment Promotion, Entrepren…

That Eye-Candy Wonderland Waterpark

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We had the luxury of celebrating Miggy's birthday at one of the most critically-acclaimed resorts in Mactan, Cebu, thanks to my sister. Formerly known as Imperial Palace, JPark boasts of world-class resort facilities, the best of Filipino hospitality and service that after a great weekend, I would rate our family's experience close to excellent! We were treated like royals as the brand promises that I'd dare say that they should give their people a raise.

JPark's location is extremely accessible from the airport and is situated by the beach for open sea lovers but family-friendly enough as they boast of a vast waterpark estate with six eye-candy wonderland pools designed to make fun a loving priority all in different themes each. From the wide range of amazing well-kept pools, you can lounge in your floaters by the lazy river, sip a chilled drink at the submerged pool bar, scream your way down the long winding tubes of their awesome death-defying towers of waterslides …

Open Graduation Letter To My Baby Bro

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Kif!

Congratulations! You made it! I will support whatever it is you decide to do from this point on as I always did when we were young.

I just wish there was someone who could have told me this when I graduated: real world sucks. Competition is cutthroat, expectations are high and it'll seem that the whole world is waiting for you to fail. But guess what? It took me a long time to figure life out and the only way to survive is to actually not care. Yep, you heard me right.

Don't give an F about anything that doesn't matter. It's easy to get distracted in life but if you just write down your goals and aspirations and look into it daily, your mind will conceive and the universe will connive to make it happen. You saw my post-its in my room. That's what it was for.Don't even care if you fail. If you fail, the better. Why? You become a better version of yourself. Don't care about words coming from people who don't want the best for you. Don't even care …

How to do Kickass Rebranding and Awesome Social Media Strategy

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Social Media Primer What is social media? Social Media is defined as a conversation powered by online platforms. Conversations between all people in the internet.

There is no regulation and no formal organization so an expert consultation is needed to aid entities who wish to utilize this form of media. Content that you share has to be emergent, fun, compelling but the key thing is to listen to your target audience.

The ability of your target audience to respond in real-time makes goals quantifiable as well as measurable qualitatively. It is a brand new way of understanding markets not just another messaging channel.

What are the things you can do with social media?
Post real-time updates and advisoriesComplement your traditional media campaigns by making the materials available onlineArchive and distribute important government documents meant for public distributionPromote events Raise awarenessCrowd source materials, ideas, feedback, suggestionRecruit volunteersRaise funds

What are …

See the Grandest Picnic in the Philippines Come Alive

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From a small ice cream parlor to one of the country's biggest multinational with brand in every fastfood category possible, Jollibee traces its roots from creating awesome family experiences in their stores. And what better way to thank their patrons for the decades of amazing success than throwing out the grandest picnic in the country simultaneously on the key cities.

Celebrating my last day in Cebu, I attended the pumped up event with Spongecola serenading the crowd and was soon followed by today's rising stars Gerald Anderson and Julie Anne San Jose.

For more info on the Family Bee Day check this post out!






Thank you Ms Kezia of Stratworks and MJ for the awesome photos!

#JayseeBlabs Closer Look On Family-Oriented Brands With the Filipino food industry being so saturated, one brand has stood the test of time. Jollibee has long embedded family traditions into our lives as modern Pinoy society is concerned. As a child, I could always remember how happy I'd get everytime my…

@ilovejollibee Cebu Family Bee Day Grand Picnic set on May 10 @TourismPHL

This summer, the country’s number one fastfood chain is gathering Filipinos across the country   as one big happy family for the Jollibee Family Bee Day on May 10 (Saturday) from 2-5 pm.

Dubbed as the grandest family picnic ever, it will be held simultaneously across the Philippines in five venues:

Quirino Grandstand in Metro Manila, Bayanihan Park in Pampanga, Nuvali football grounds in Laguna, Plaza Independencia in Cebu and Crocodile Park in Davao   

“For over 35 years, Jollibee has played a significant role in the lives of Filipino families by serving as a place where they bond and relish one another’s company over superior-tasting food,” said Jollibee Vice President for Marketing Harvey Ong. “The Jollibee Family Bee Day grand picnic is a fun venue to celebrate our strong love for family which also extends to people who have been part of our daily lives.”    
The grand family picnic will feature exciting performances from guest bands like Callalily (Manila), 6 Cycle Mind (Pampanga)…

A Great New Way to Support Countryside Entrepreneurial Activities @swcebu @swbohol @dost_pagasa

THE Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICT Office), is again supporting Startup Weekend Cebu (SWC) which will be on its fourth staging come June 6-8 at the University of Cebu (UC) Banilad campus.

Startup Weekend Cebu 4, organized by TechTalks.ph and DOST-ICT Office and supported by Cebu Educational Development Foundation for IT (CEDF-IT), is aimed at generating breakthrough ideas from tech communities in the Visayas region.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition where developers, designers, marketers, technopreneurs, and venture capitalists come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startup businesses.
The concept, which started in the U.S., is a global movement to empower young entrepreneurs to nurture their innovative ideas into becoming sustainable businesses.

The event gathers experts and practitioners from different fields of business to mentor the participants as they launch their concepts …

What The UK Ambassador Did That Delighted Filipino Guests

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad greeted guests in eloquent Filipino which came as a pleasant surprise in an intimate event with British diplomats and Cebu society.

He shares the hardships they had to go through when the most unfortunate thing happened to our country. "As we had no military operational links with the Philippines, I had to ensure that our deployment of two navy ships, three [Royal Air Force] cargo planes and 1,200 military personnel were able to operate effectively."

Overcoming a huge dilemma in transporting care to those who need it most, it has never been highly publicized that United Kingdom is the number one contributor in the wake of supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda’s wreckage in the Visayas, surpassing the US, humility that is of record level, a testament to their genuine care for us as a nation. 
He also shares his vision of attracting more stakeholders to come and invest in the country thus creating more jobs and opportunities and his track …

Faith Above Everything Else

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Growing up, life gave me barely enough in everything. But I am thankful I was raised that way because it taught me to appreciate what I have, save and have financial discipline, concretize my big dreams and work hard all my life for the things that I want to happen. Those deprivation prepared me to face the harsh fact that real world plays no favorites.

Something happens to you when you become the hero for a long time. When I had the opportunity to actually do nothing, I immediately jumped at the idea. It was hard to explain to anyone even to my self. But we all go through that stage in life where we have nothing to lose and we couldn't think of anything better but to follow our heart. I am not one to explain my actions for I am only accountable to my Creator alone. We are young, the stakes are high but we have the rest of our lives to do better if not our best.  

With everything that goes on in my personal life now, I could only sigh with exhaustion beyond repair. A wise girl once …