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

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 prizes.

Earth-saving mobile game app


Team Technosaur from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) emerged as the champion in the Games App Challenge for developing “Modern Sweeper,” a 5-in-1 mobile game that challenges players to protect and save the earth. Team members Princess Sicat, Fenela Bagalayos, Marco Francisco, and Paulo Santiago created a game that shows real-life problems that revolve around recycling, waste management, pollution, and dynamite fishing.

Games App Challenge runner-up Team EChO from the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) University highlighted the significance of teaching water conservation to children (ages five to nine) thru their “Water Warrior” mobile game. Team EChO is comprised of Chum Keji Ocan, Jobelle Gerasta, Mark Joseph Fernandez and Junjie Sumalinog.

Team GwaPro and Team Creativs, both from the University of the Philippines Cebu, along with Team Earth Rangers from the University of San Jose Recoletos, completed this year’s finalists in the Games App Challenge category.

Save power with the futuristic home automation app


Team UCL from the University of the Philippines took the top prize in the App of the Future Challenge with a home automation assistant app called “Irina.” According to Romelio Tavas, Jr., Jasper Mendoza, Jake Sabandal, and Randy Beros, their team was inspired by the Internet of Things. “Irina” enables users to command appliances to turn off on their own, present electric consumption in peso value, identify which appliance consumes the most electricity, and help determine electricity consumption trends on a monthly basis.

Team Spectrum’s Charlie Ahl Arreglo, Princess Lykken Abella, Antonio Sotto, Jr., and Joyce Marie Montegrande, also from CIT University, received the runner-up trophy. They developed “Golden Garbage, a waste segregation Android app that helps users locate nearby junk shops and provides information on the recyclable items accepted and their corresponding costs.

De La Salle’s Team CoDiverse, University of the Philippines Diliman’s The In-code-ables and AMA Computer Learning Center, College of Meycauayan’s Team MAX were also part of the top 5 teams in the App of the Future Challenge category. 




Skills development of IT students


Now on its second year, Program the Future seeks to encourage talented youth to use technology to create a greater future for Filipinos and the country. The competition is a testament to Accenture’s continued commitment to enhance the skills of today’s Information Technology (IT) students.

Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead of Accenture in the Philippines and chairman of the panel of judges, commended all the students for creating very impressive apps that exceeded the judges’ expectations.

“The apps that you developed, in addition to the teamwork, collaboration and passion you showed, are proof that our country’s future is in good hands. May you continue to realize that you can use your talents and skills to make a difference,” said Tierro.

In addition to Tierro, the finalists were evaluated by Prof. John Williams of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ABS-CBN’s Chief Digital Officer Donald Patrick Lim, and some of Accenture’s top executives, including Country Managing Director Lito Tayag, Digital Lead JP Palpallatoc, Platform Lead Chucky Castro, and Delivery Director for the Avanade unit Stephen Alba.


Team Technosaur from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), developer of the game app “Modern Sweeper,” is this year’s Champion in the Games App Category of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Cydelle Rondaris, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology (CET), PLM; Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Front row (from left to right): Charito Molina, Faculty, Computer Studies Department, PLM and Leisyl Ocampo, Chairperson, Department of Computer Studies, PLM; Team Technosaur members: Marco Francisco, Princess Joy Sicat, Fenella Mae Bagalayos and John Paulo Santiago; Alvine Aurelio, Team Coach, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines. Photo taken by Thaddy Boniquit, Accenture Photographers Club.

Team Technosaur


Team Technosaur from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), developer of the game app “Modern Sweeper,” is this year’s Champion in the Games App Category of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Cydelle Rondaris, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology (CET), PLM; Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Front row (from left to right): Charito Molina, Faculty, Computer Studies Department, PLM and Leisyl Ocampo, Chairperson, Department of Computer Studies, PLM; Team Technosaur members: Marco Francisco, Princess Joy Sicat, Fenella Mae Bagalayos and John Paulo Santiago; Alvine Aurelio, Team Coach, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines. Photo taken by Thaddy Boniquit, Accenture Photographers Club.









Team UCL


Team UCL of UP Diliman won top prize in the App of the Future Challenge of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN. Front row (from left to right): Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead of Accenture in the Philippines; Team UCL’s Romelio Tavas, Jr., Randy Beros, Jake Sabandal, and Jasper Mendoza; Prof. Nestor Tiglao, their coach; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead of Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines.     
          

Team EChO


Team EChO from CIT University who developed the game app “Water Warrior,” 1st runner-up in the Games App Category of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2015. Front row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Back row (from left to right): Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana, Dean, College of Computer Studies, CIT University; Mark Joseph Fernandez, Junjie Sumalinog, Jobelle Gerasta, and Chum Keji Ocan of Team EChO; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines.     









Team Spectrum


Team Spectrum from CIT University, 1st Runner-up in the App of the Future Challenge, developed the “Golden Garbage” mobile app. Back row (from left to right): Chucky Castro, Platform Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Louise Sabariaga, Country Marketing Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; and Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Front row (from left to right): Ambe Tierro, Technology Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Victoria Ocay, Team Coach, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana, Dean, College of Computer Studies, CIT-U; Team Spectrum members: Antonio Sotto, Jr., Charlie Ahl Arreglo, Joyce Marie Montegrande and Princess Lykken Abella; JP Palpallatoc, Digital Lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Atty. Crisanto Saruca, Jr., Officer in Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority’s Traffic Discipline Office; and Jesper Madsen, Country Human Resources Lead, Accenture in the Philippines.     

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The Most Relevant Tech Startup Conference Happens in Manila

In line with its activism to bring small businesses in center of global commerce, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Philippine startup community, has organized Slingshot MNL, the most relevant tech startup conference in Asia today.

“Equitable and inclusive growth can only be attained when an enabling environment promotes the full participation of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in global trade,” DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo said.

Domingo, as chair of the newly organized APEC 2015 Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT), advocates the advancement of MSEs as an important part of the country’s quest to enhance regional economic incorporation and the fulfilment of fair and all-encompassing growth.

“In organizing Slingshot MNL, we aim to gather promising startups in the region and present them with potential mentors, investors, and business partners,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr. said.

SlingshotMNL will take place on July 6 to 7, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. The two-day conference will highlight dialogs with leading figures in the international startup community such as

  • Startup Chile founder Nicolas Shea, 
  • Hugh Mason from leading Asian investment firm JFDI Asia, and 
  • professor Richard Dasher from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.


The conference will also display the products and services of local startups. Apart from general assembly sessions, seminars, and fireside chats, it will also feature a pitching contest and a lineup of local startup exhibitors.

The conference hopes to attract heads of industry, startup incubators, business accelerators, investment and venture capital firms from the United States, Latin America and Asia, as well as successful startup businesses such as UBER, GrabTaxi, Ashoka, Rags2Riches, and AirBnb.

SlingshotMNL is set to cover a variety of themes to help startups absorb tellingly in international operations.

These topics include

  • understanding hubs of innovation, 
  • opportunities in tech startup investing, 
  • redefining scale in the global market place, 
  • impact entrepreneurship; startup ecosystem support, and the 
  • role of universities in the startup community.
SSMNL LIST OF MEETINGSSTART DATEEND DATE
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“At the heart of every successful startup is a great idea. Slingshot MNL will be a showcase of the greatest of those ideas –a showcase of the incredible things that have already been achieved by startups, and of all that we can still achieve together,” said Earl Martin Valencia, co-founder and President of IdeaSpace Foundation, an accelerator for Philippine tech startups.

Register now at http://www.slingshotmnl.org/



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Manila's New Comfort Food Addiction

Filipino culinary virtuoso CHEF MENOY GIMENEZ introduced the “Traveler’s Menu” now available at TITO CHEF EXPRESS in Microtel Acropolis. He showcased the gourmet tastes found in the well-chosen dishes from the highlighted menu.

With the celebrated blend of classic food at reasonable prices, the new Traveler’s Menu pleased the tastes of the guests. From the luscious appetizers that elated everyone’s liking to the plentiful servings of the mains, and the satiating desserts, the well-curated menu truly mirrored the cooking panache of Chef Menoy in Tito Chef Express, which is enchantingly candid comfort food enthused from the classic preferences of every Filipino home.

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Affordable and well portioned at the price of PhP 250 for each dish, the menu selection is a perfect choice for people looking for something quickly served and conveniently available anytime within the day.

  • From the creamy hit of Fish in Pesto Cream to the 
  • spicy kick of Salmon Ramen, 
  • the juicy punch of American Burger, 
  • the savory mix of Barbecued Chicken Jambalaya and the 
  • braise attack of Smothered Pork Chop, 


the Traveler’s Menu had indeed let the taste buds of the guests travel from East to West with its flavors from around the world.


Spanish Chorizo & Mushroom Penne
Spanish Chorizo & Mushroom Penne

Tito Chef Express brings a unique and progressive menu that has comfort food delights, which include

  • starters, 
  • entrees, 
  • pastas, and 
  • desserts. 


The restaurant also offers

  • afternoon tea morsels, 
  • breakfast and 
  • lunch buffets, 
  • full-service catering packages, 
  • party trays, and 
  • in-house banquets. 



Honored to be under the well-known aegis of The Romulo Food Group since 2013, the modern restaurant in the metro north took the hearts of connoisseurs in Eastwood area who love to appreciate kitchen-crafted meals, cozy atmosphere, and whole-hearted service.

Tito Chef at Microtel Acropolis - Interior
Tito Chef at Microtel Acropolis

From The Romulo Food Group of restaurateurs Enzo and Sandie Squillantini,
TITO CHEF EXPRESS 
Ground floor of Microtel Acropolis,
E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

For inquiries and reservations:
call +632.962.8899 / +63916.343.5331
email titochefrestaurant@gmail.com



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Beyond The Enchanting Panoramic Pine View You Shouldn't Miss

Home to one of the most gruesome stories in history, Baguio has a lot of stories to tell which has intrigued thousands of tourists year after year. A Victorian-style mansion known as White Laperal House has been known to be a place where suspected spies get tortured and killed during the World War II. This has become a quirky Bamboo museum and has been a setting for a very haunting film, White House.

The dilapidated Diplomat Hotel was a spooky part of our itinerary. The grunge texture of the abandoned structure is witness to its tragic past. As you'll walk through halls you can just imagine your hair raise as you try to take each other's portraits in the hopes of capturing a spirit on film. Urban legend has it that nuns were beheaded during the onset of the War.

Not just your ordinary university town, Baguio is like an enchanted princess all clad in gems as flowers. Romantic parks abound with spectacular panoramic views that is sure to leave you breathless. The city has become touristy, yes, but never spoiled. It continues to be a quaint town uphill nestled in the middle of mountain ranges where the cool air gushes around and invigorates locals and the allured visitors alike. Record low temperatures could reach 6 degrees Celcius that is why homes, malls, hotels, etc. need not place air conditioning and instead use large fans for circulation.

This highly-urbanized yet art-nurturing city comes alive when the Panagbenga festivities drums its beats, when city dwellers take that long drive to seek refuge during the Holy Week and when the Christmas season delights everyone in merry making.

With some land areas designed to grow fresh organic crops and healthy tangy blood red strawberries that you can pick yourself, it has been a haven for people seeking nutritious food and novel pasalubong delicacies as well.

If you can't go there any time soon then enjoy these snaps in the meantime...

Session Road Art Haven








The Grotto



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The Diplomat Hotel












Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky


Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio


Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

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The Strawberry Farm


The Strawberry Farm Baguio


The Strawberry Farm Baguio

The Strawberry Farm Baguio




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The Parks




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jaysee pingkian jayseeblabs baguio








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Thank you to Mr Vincent Tabor and Azalea Residences for making this possible!

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