Thursday, 17 July 2014

My SEO Lead Generation Conference Review

Photo source: Janette Toral
When Ms Janette Toral sent me a message of invitation via Facebook for this SEO Lead Generation Conference, I was in the middle of vacation in my hometown in Bicol. I already booked a flight Legapzi – Manila route and it is going to be on Aug. 3rd.   

I am not even expecting to be invited by her personally because I don’t even know if she still recognizes me.  I have been to a number of events she organizes but I could not remember I had the chance to talk to her one – on – one in person that can make her remember me.

Monday, 14 July 2014

The Halsema Highroad Point, the highest point in the Philippine Highway System

On our way back to Manila from a 3-day trip to Banaue, Sagada and Baguio last December of 2013, 
we made a very quick stopover to a long and winding road somewhere in Benguet. It has been almost half a year since we travelled there, but still my memory longs for that heavenly view that took my heart away for about twenty minutes. I wished we could have stayed longer there. 

The view is way, way majestic that I decided this deserves a blog post of its own. What I am talking about is the Halsema Highroad Point, the highest point in the Philippine highway system. This is located in Cattubo, Atok Benguet with an elevation of 7, 400 feet above sea level and a two-hour ride from La Trinidad, the capital town of Benguet.

Ramadan or Eid'l Fitr is on July 29, 2014 declared as National Holiday by the President of the Philippines

The President of the Philippines has signed the Proclamation N. 826, s. 2014, has declared July 29, 2014 as a regular holiday nationwide to observe the Feast of Ramadhan or the Eid'l Fitr. 

As per the proclamation, it aims "to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid'l Fitr" and "in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Tuesday, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday throughout the country."

Happy Ramadan to our Muslim brothers and sisters!  For the complete list of 2014 Philippine Holidays, you may click here.

FREE: Cebu Internatl Travel Expo Series 2014 at Waterfront

FREE entrance to Cebu Internatl Travel Expo Series 2014 at Waterfront Hotel and Casino

The 5th  International Exhibition on Inbound and Outbound Travel, Travel and Leisure Products and Services Exhibition will happen on July 24 - 26 this year at Waterfront Hotel and Casino. You can pre - register by logging in at

July 24 - 25  10:30AM - 6:30PM
July 26        10:30AM - 6:00PM

For more information you may contact 750 - 8588 to 92 via landline or email or check their official Facebook Fan page.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Win A 3N stay in Bali, Indonesia at Alila Villas Soori

Alila Villas Soori is a private and luxurious retreat located in Bali, Indonesia.  You can win a  a three-night stay in a one-bedroom Mountain Pool Villa there!

It is surrounded by UNESCO's world heritage protected rice fields. One can see also see the incredible volcanic sand plus the nearby coastline. 

Just like the official Facebook Fan Page of Alila Villas Soori. Please click here.  Then you just need to enter your emmail, name, country etc... Easy peasy!

July 31, 2014

The Truth About Freelance Work in the Philippines

A freelancer working on his laptop Source here
In 1989, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, which the world would later dub as the Internet. This innovation enabled people to share electronic data from computer to computer, and greatly revolutionised the way people communicate and do business. However, it wasn't until around 1994 that the internet came to the Philippines. In fact, the country just celebrated the 20th anniversary of the internet's arrival on March 28. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

August is Fertility Awareness Month

In 2013, a survey commissioned by pharmaceutical group Merck Serono and conducted by Synovate in 100 households in the Philippines revealed that one in 10 couples have infertility problems.

Ironically, awareness of fertility is moderate to low among Asian women. Barriers to seeking treatment include poor knowledge of fertility risk factors and facts about fertility.

But did you know that infertility is not just a women’s issue? Up to 80 percent of women do not suspect that their husband may have a fertility problem. Age is a major factor for infertility. Only 36 percent of women realize that a woman in her 40s has a lower chance of getting pregnant as a woman in her 30s.

Couples delay seeking medical help because of the fear and stigma associated with being infertile. But what if it’s already too late?

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Geeks on A Plane in Manila: Exploring Technopreneurship Ecosystems

July 24, 2014 9AM - 12MN
Asian Institute of Management

The brains behind the Geeks on a plane is having a tour around SE Asia. This is a free event but they want to give more priorities to those who really need to be here like startup enthusiasts and the likes. All you need to apply for an invitation is to answer 2 questions.

1. How can this forum add value to your startup / organization / initiative? *
2. Tell us what you specifically would want to learn from the panelists, participants and organizers. This will help us curate the questions based on what you are keen on learning. You may list your questions below as well. *

Here's the link. Good luck!


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