Launching of JCI Manila "Sea of Life" program

Aug 24, 2012
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Last August 19, 2012 JCI invited the media and government representatives and philippine coastguard to witness the launching of the Sea of Life program.

JCI Manila President, Mr. Rodney Dizon promised to deliver 20 solar lights and 50 artificial coral reefs to Kamudmud.
Two guest speakers were asked to share insights on the sea of life program. Guest Consultant & resource person, Mr. Chris Dearne, from England who resided in General Santos City since 1992 as a hotel owner & diving instructor talks about locally made artificial domes that will serve as coral reefs to fishes.

He had been planting artificial domes as coral reefs in general santos for 3 years already from Malakas to Maitum for more than 5000 domes and still counting. His encouraging everyone to support his advocacy by buying a shirt worth P500 with a caption "Donate a Dome" Save the reefs and you also own your own artificial dome as fish habitat.

Honorable Miguel Zubiri, Philippine Ecowarriors Head & former Senator led the discussion on the importance of preserving, rehabilitation of our threatened marine ecosystem specially coral reef resources are rapidly being degraded and destroyed due to human activities, such as dynamite and cyanide fishing, and over-fishing.
"Alagaan ang Kalikasan para sa ating Kabuhayan at Kinabukasan"-Hon. Miguel Zubiri

 JCI has signed a long term agreement (MOA) to become partners of Pilipinas Ecowarriors and JCI Davao, JCI Davaoňea Daba Daba, JCI Igacos.
The actual artificial reef-planting of 50 domes will be in the morning of August 20,2012 at Kamudmud Marine Protected Area, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal.

This program is sponsored by Phoenix Petroleum, Zeetex, Megabuil101, St. Peter Chapels, Toby's, AGP Trading Inc., Honda, Wrangler, Metrobank, Hotel Vicente, One Tagaytay Place, The Executive Facial Care, and more.

JCI Manila, Inc. is Asia's first and premier leadership development organization composed of young entrepreneurs, businessmen, aspiring politicians and committed sociocivic workers who aim to hone their leadership development skills within the context of community development activities.
unveiling of two domes with Hon. Miguel Zubiri 

Junior Chamber International Manila Philippines (JCI Manila)
                   Arquiza corner Grey Streets, Ermita Manila
                   Tel #: +63.2.525.6792
                   Fax# +63.2.525.2631

yours truly with Mr. Chris Dearne

CafeFrance special media brunch with bloggers in Davao City

Aug 18, 2012

Madayaw CafeFrance!

Café France one of the leading restaurant-coffee shop with more than 30 store outlets nationwide just opened not one but three stores in Davao City at the Manila Bulletin Building on the corner of Ponciano and Rizal Street, at the Upper Ground Floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao and at The Peak of the 4th level of the same mall just in time of the city’s Kadayawan Event this August. 

Western Digital offers the power of choice

Aug 9, 2012

Western Digital, a storage industry pioneer and world leader of external storage and connected home solutions had a press conference last July 27 at Marco Polo Borneo Room from 1pm to 4pm, I was invited together with other davao bloggers and press people.

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Davao Bloggers
It's been almost 4 years already since I have used Western Digital Passport external hard drive for my back up files and up to now, its still up and working.

But did you know that if you will check the amount of unique information created last year and replicated it was estimated to reached at more than 1.8 Zettabytes. (1 ZB=1 billion terabytes.)

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Data Growth in the Information Age
Imagine storage consumption is rapidly increasing in the Philippines, with the tremendous proliferation and combination of devices, applications, bandwidth, and collaboration, our personal, digital content is being created, captured, and shared in large file sizes and at a very high rate.

As a result, the need to store our important content, our photos, and our life is great that ever.

Now, more products, more options and more solutions are presented by Western Digital.
They  are now offering more than a one-size-fits-all hard drive.
Their four(4) choices are:

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the Power of Choice in Internal Hard disk
WD Caviar Blue.
If you go for solid performance and reliability for everyday computing. WD Blue hard drive is for you, it delivers solid performance and reliability for desktops PCs, external enclosures and for certain industrial applications.

WD Caviar Green.
If you go for cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computer. WD Green is designed for use as secondary drives for PCs, for external enclosures and other applications for which low noise and low heat are beneficial.

WD Black
Go for WD Black if you are after maximum performance for power computing, its designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance.

Lastly, they are announcing the debut of WD RED NAS hard drive.  

Go for WD Caviar RED if you want to buy affordable, reliable, and compatible storage for home and small office (Network attached storage) NAS.
·         RED is the new color of NAS
·         Specifications:
o   World’s first 3.5 inch hard drive specifically design for SOHO network attached storage
o   Massive capacity ranges from 1TB-3TB
o   SATA 3.0/SATA 6GB/s interface
o   24x7 performance
o   1TB per platter
o   Equipped with 64MB DDR2 Cache
o   Equipped with NASWare
o   Reduced Power Consumption

Available now at select resellers and distributors:
1TB drive (model # WD10EFRX) == P4,995.00
2TB drive (model # WD20EFRX) == P6,195.00
3TB drive (model # WD30EFRX) == P8,695.00

SM City Davao Kadayawan 2012 Events Schedule

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Am I ready to go PRO?

Aug 5, 2012
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I had been a hobbyist photographer since 2009, I’ve taken photos of my friends during their wedding, organized studio shots, and fashion photography shots with the collaboration of my ever talented friend hair and make-up artist Jonathan Paguia (
Since I currently have no full time 8 hour job since June 2012, I’ve been contemplating to get serious with my hobby and become a professional photographer. Here are 5 questions to help decide if I’m going to professional is the best move for me.

1.)    Am I expecting, willing and able to work from 9 to 5?
Yes because I enjoy the work, I sometimes lose track of time. Passion with commitment is professionalism.
2.)    Can I work on Sundays, holidays and other days when necessary?
Yes when necessary, my husband is a very supportive one and I am also  supportive to his job.
3.)    Can my ego take the subjective of photography?
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.I would take the criticism constructively and be humble enough to accept this and find ways to improve.
4.)    Am I aware that there are no standard rates for photography?
Yes I notice that other photographer’s price vary with the specific needs or requirements of the client including their overhead expenses. But for me I work freelance so I won’t have to worry of overhead cost, so I will not over charge my client. Besides referral and word of mouth is very important for me.  
5.)    Am I willing to work even when I am not in the mood?
I choose to become a PRO and part of this is to deliver results even when I’m not in the mood, but actually it’s just paradigm shift, a mind setting. I choose a career I love to work, and means I will never work at all.  

I have answered all the questions with YES, then embrace this profession and be a PRO. The journey will be difficult and quite challenging, but the work becomes rewarding once I have covered both the business and creative side of the job.
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outdoor fashion photoshoot

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outdoor fashion photoshoot

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studio photoshoot 

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Pre-nup and wedding photo coverage

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outdoor concept Photoshoot

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outdoor concept Photoshoot

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studio photoshoot
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Debut coverage

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fashion photography workshop

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Pre-nup photoshoot

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outdoor photoshoot

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outdoor photoshoot

Jonathan Paguia, make up artist joins Ever Bilena Bridal Make up Competition

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Our very own talented Jonathan Paguia joined the Ever Bilena’s Gandang Pinay Bride Bridal Make up Contest at the Kasalang Filipino 2012 in Ayala Abreeza Mall Activity Center, Davao City last July 13, 2012. This event was the first competition he joined and he really made so much preparation to win this event. The mechanics was open to all professional and amateur hair and make-up artists. Jong brought with him Ms. Daren Tormis, a female model to work with. It was obvious in the mechanics; she has to be a FEMALE gender model.
Daren Tormis with Jonathan Paguia

Daren is obviously a pretty model, and the make-up presentation of Jong made her beauty show up and exceeds the rest of the other models in the competition plus she’s wearing a very beautiful bridal gown courtesy of David n Rachel Bridal Gowns.

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Jong was no. 9 in the contest out of more than 20+ contestants, he and the rest of the Make-up artist contestants where provided with a set of cosmetic products for each participant to work with. No false lashes, no other brand cosmetics.

The criteria for judging are the following:
                Color Combination 25%
                Skill & Techniques            25%
                Creativity                             25%
                Overall Look                       25%
                Total of                                 100%  

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finish look of Daren Tormis
 Jong work his magic to Daren for an hour to do the make up since her hair style are already done earlier before the contest.

Finally, the time has come to announced the winners, and Jong got the consolation prize  with P5,000 worth of Ever Bilena products with 1 year Gold Priority Listing Advertising in worth P5,000 and Trophy.
But the most frustrating part when the 1st prize was won by another contestant with a “gender exchange GAY”model.

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from left 1st prize, 2nd consolation prize
You think this competition was fair?  What happen to the judges? But for me, despite the judges decision. Jonathan is my winner and no. 1 choice.
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the rest of the participants with their models

Free Seminar: Change Your World. Live Local-Work Global

Aug 2, 2012
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Change Your World. Live Local-Work Global
Learn about the World of Outsourcing to be delivered by the Guest Speaker Mr. Nobby Kleinman, an australian founder and developer of Money Rules, a financial planner and consultant. Mr. Nobby is passionate to help Dabawenyos aspiring to become Virtual Consultants, or any online jobs. Mr. Nobby, believes in the talent of Filipinos, so this free seminar is open for everyone interested. 
You are invited to join, just register for free at 

The Venue will be at Hans' Angels Pizza and Pasta at Victoria Plaza Compound in Davao City beside Grand Emperor and Ahfat I that will start at 1:00pm to 5:00pm tomorrow, Saturday August 4, 2012.


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Photo courtesy Tekpone Gadgets
This coming August 4, 2012 in ADDU Davao City, Nikon in partnership with Tekpone Gadgets will conduct a free workshop and all you have to do is register in nikon shops in Davao if you are interested. 

Watch out of the featured speakers Ricky Ladia and learn techniques in his lecture using Nikon Creative Lighting System, Xander Angeles show us the ways of Advertising Photography, and Niko Villegas will help aspiring fashion photographers the Fast Fashion.

Featured model actress,and FHM covergirl will be Bella Padilla.

Just go straight at Room F-213, Ateneo de Davao University Jacinto Campus at 8:00am-5:00pm
Bring your own lunch and valid id for entry (non-addu students)
Don't forget to wear black or yellow top shirt.