Excited to be Part of the #DDIBarkada

Today is Davao Digital Influencers’ Grand Launching and Acquaintance Party. I am very excited to meet new friends, new faces  whom I’ve known only in the blogosphere.  Thank you to the officers and members of  #DavaoDigitalInfluencers.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting Davao Digital Influencers, Inc

 
Platinum Sponsor

 

PLDT HOME is the country’s leading broadband and digital services provider that allows seamless, simultaneous streaming in all your devices at home. Enabling moments that bring your family closer together, PLDT HOME offers Fibr, DSL, Ultera and Telpad services. 
 
PLDT brings you the finest options when it comes to telecommunications solutions. Whether you need high-speed Internet connection, a landline or a combination of both, PLDT HOME has the right package for you.
 
Gold Sponsors

 

 

Coca-Cola FEMSA is the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world. The Company has 63 bottling facilities and serves more than 358 million consumers through more than 2,800,000 retailers and over 100,000 employees worldwide.
Locally, the Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines operates 19 plants and 53 sales offices and distribution centers across the country. It has operates two plants and one Distribution Center in Davao. The first plant was established in May 1950 and is located along MacArthur Highway. The second plant is located in Barangay Darong, Sta. Cruz. Collectively, both plants employ around 350 associates.
 
The Davao Digital Influencers Inc. is supported by Cebu Pacific, the largest airline operating flights to Davao. It offers seat sales that go as low as P599 all-in, and a network that spans Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Guam. It operates direct flights from Singapore, Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga to Davao. Book now through bit.ly/DavaoCEB or call 7020-888. The latest seat sales are also up on Cebu Pacific’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Smart brings together the Eraserheads to go all out for a new, complete prepaid offer: the ‪#‎SmartAllOutSurf 30
 
This is the first complete call, text and data offer for Prepaid! For P30, prepaid subscribers get 2 days of: 
 
  • 300MB data with FREE Facebook 
  • Unlimited text to all networks 
  • 30 minutes free calls to Smart, TNT and Sun

 

 
Silver and Bronze Sponsors

 

 
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Lazada PH Celebrates People Power with its 2nd Mobile Power Sale

The trend of shopping online through apps has reached an all-time high as 60% of Lazada customers have shifted from desktop to mobile. Starting tomorrow until February 28, Lazada gives more power to the mobile-savvy via exclusive deals in the Lazada mobile app.

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Mobile Power Deals

With a wide assortment of products to choose from, customers can swipe through different categories such as Fashion, Home Appliances, and Cameras, and get up to 80% off. Top picks include Deadpool action figures, sold at 53% off market price for only Php 1,799; an Ikea 5- Piece Set Cookware for only Php 699, a One Direction Perfume at Php 700, and a Quadcopter at Php 1,469.

 

Surprise lifestyle items for the bargain hunters would also be sold for as low as Php 99, Php 199, and Php 299.

 

Flash Sale Power

Flash sales will also take the spotlight this People Power weekend to make holiday shopping more fun. Top deals include an Ace 32’’ Super Slim TV at Php 6,999, a Posh Motorcycle Helmet at Php 1,149 and Michael Kors Sunglasses at Php 1,999.

 

Enjoy effortless shopping on the go with the Lazada Mobile App and get access to exclusive People Power deals from February 25-28.
Download the Lazada Mobile App and watch out for more offers as Lazada celebrates its 4th anniversary this coming March.

 

 

About Lazada

Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines).

 

 

 

What Niche Blogging is All About?

You might know what blogging is all about. In fact, you might be interested in starting up your very own personal blog. Most people start writing and publishing on their personal blog, but soon, the topics veer and stay in one of their best interest. It soon caters to a specific audience and provides certain information on a particular category that is depending on the blog owner’s choice. The blogger finds a topic and a category that he or she is passionate to write about and develops a niche blog.

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Niche blogs can be owned by professionals or non-professional bloggers. Many people utilize niche blog for income generation while, some bloggers create niche blogs as a venue for sharing what they love to do such as travel, crafting, technology, home making and many more. People having the same interest are the ones drawn to specific niche blogs and thus a community sharing the same passion or interest develops.

Niche blogs has greater chances of being searched on most search engines than blogs with a general topic. It has better chances of attracting and interacting with its target audience. For bloggers, niche blogs are also easier to manage for there are no excessive or unnecessary content to mar the overall impact of the blog.

Filipino Bloggers Network Christmas Party 2015

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, successfully held its annual Christmas Get-Together at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City last December 26, 2015.

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Blogger members took the opportunity to share great food and drinks, games, and of course, stories and experiences among fellow online writers. The few hours of fun-filled event were not enough but definitely this is not the last get-together of the group.

FBN currently has more than 1,500 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac.

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Filipino Bloggers Network would like to thank the following wonderful sponsors:

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR) – One of the country’s leading public relations agencies. AMPR is a full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. AMPR is also engaged in related services such as event planning and management, news and events monitoring from media and non-media sources, conceptualization and development of creative materials and brand marketing review for clients in need of end-to-end development of communication plans. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AMPRInc or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and via email at ampr.consultancy@gmail.com.

AMPR sponsored Big Shaker Mobile Bar Service which flooded the party with great tasting drinks! Find them on https://www.facebook.com/BigShakerMobileBar/ for more information.

Comm&Sense – One of the first marketing communications agency in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions. At the core of Comm&Sense’s strategy is Content Marketing. Content Marketing fullfils the goal of finding your customers, without annoying them. This is accomplished by strategically and consistently feeding them with content that they want.  More information at www.commsenseinc.com. You can contact them via email makemerelevant@commsenseinc.com or telephone number (02) 893-5274.

Unilab – The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines.  The company has a market share of some 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades.  Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands in the country. To know more about the company and its products, visit www.unilab.com.ph.

Goodah!!! – The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Yes, it was Goodah!!! that first coined the descriptive acronym for dishes like Tapsi, Tosi, Longsi, Adsi and all the “si” foods found in almost every Filipino restaurant today. Contact (02) 9667582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at www.goodah.com.ph.

Primecal – a vinyl sticker brand used for indoor and outdoor advertising. Good for digital printing, graphic design, packaging, vehicle wrapping, car decals, wall murals, signages.

Primecal vinyl stickers are distributed by:

    1. Stickerworld Inc., Bacoor City (Contact no: 0922 899 7060)
    2. Red Materials & Promotions Inc., Mandaluyong City (Contact No: 0922 899 7050)
    3. Ivory Graphic Materials Inc., Cebu City (Contact No: 0922 844 3390)
    4. Magenta Graphic Materials, Inc.., Davao City (Contact No: 0922 899 7040).

You may also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/primecal/.
Primecal Raffle Prize – Electric Fan:

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Beauty Lane – Recognized as an industry-leader in international professional beauty brand distribution in the Philippines. From its humble beginning as a single-sourced hair removal wax importer, it grew to be of service to every aspect of the salon and professional beauty business. Visit them at 10/F Alabang Business Tower, Acacia Ave., Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, 1780 Muntinlupa City or contact Beauty Lane at (+632) 771-0771 and 772-0772. You may also visit their website at http://beautylane.ph/.

Vida Nutriscience – It is among the leading health and wellness products provider in the country today. They pioneered the research and development of glutathione capsules with its introduction of SnowCaps in the Philippine market. Following this breakthrough, the company developed AcneCare, the Philippines’ first acne oral pill. From skin care and whitening, VIDA introduced mySlim, the first slimming and detox drink clinically proven to promote safe weight loss – a product touted to redefine weight management even at its early years. For more info, visit https://vidanutriscience.com/.

iAcademy – A school for so-called game changers as it help in producing more qualified, competitive professionals with their teaching strategies. Offers courses in School of Computing, Business and Design with high quality and up-to-date facilities and tools. Find out more by visiting their website at http://www.iacademy.edu.ph/.

Tosot – TOSOT stands for Technology, Outstanding, Style, Originality, and Trust. TOSOT Philippines Corporation is the exclusive importer and distributor of TOSOT products in the Philippines. The company is founded in January 2015, aimed to improve quality of life through meaningful and innovative air-conditioning system and home appliances. Contact them at +63 (2) 833-0000 or email: info@tosot.com.ph. Visit their website at http://www.tosot.com.ph/.

Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps, Oils and Aromatics – From a family with beliefs of being different and making a different, Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps, Oils and Aromatics provides premium Natural Liquid Soaps, Carrier Oils and Essential Oils in the Philippines. Discover the wonderful benefits of going natural and indulge your senses with the real thing from nature, by nature. Visit their website for more information and orders at http://www.thecasadelorenzo.com/. Alternatively, they can also be reached by emailing order@thecasadelorenzo.com or mobile numbers 0939-919-2916 or 0917-608-1219.

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OciGroup – Follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/oci_group for updates.

PRC.Inc – An integrated corporate & marketing communications agency with a passion for PR and events management. For more info, visit their website at http://teamprcinc.com/ or contact them at (02) 470 – 8535 / (02) 725 – 0237.

Blogger Sponsors:

OneProudMomma.com – http://www.oneproudmomma.com

FadandGlamor.com – http://www.fadanglamor.com

AstigMachismis.com – http://www.astigmachismis.com/

MomsWorldofArtsandHappiness.blogspot.com – http://www.momsworldofartsandhappiness.blogspot.com/

HealthFrontiersandMore.com – http://www.healthfrontiersandmore.com/

LiveLifeFullest.com – http://www.livelifefullest.com/

KathRivera.com – http://www.kathrivera.com/

Today – http://to-day2.blogspot.com/

 

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Some of the Prizes and Lootbags:

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Shop More, Save More with iprice.ph

Online shopping has truly boomed over the last years not only because of the convenience it provides to shoppers but also because of the wide range of product choices and the continuous deals they offer. Many of us career men and women have limited time and energy to roam around department stores and malls for specific products or items that we need. Thank goodness for online shopping malls such as Lazada, Zalora, Romwe and others, but thanks even more for great discount coupons from iprice.ph!

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Occasionally, sales, discount and deals are offered to giving online shoppers an exciting shopping experience. But iprice.ph gives online shopper even more reasons to be happy with their online shopping experience. Iprice.ph is the first, and probably the only site of its kind in the Philippines offering Filipinos great discount vouchers and coupon codes that can be used for several shopping sites in the Philippines. If you love buying your stuff from Lazada and Zalora for instance, then you better check out iprice.ph for their unbelievable savings offered. They also have a list of stores where you can shop and use their coupon codes to enjoy additional discounts. When it comes to shopping, getting your desired item and having lots of savings from the purchase the best deal that you can get, thanks to iprice.ph!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!!

Its been sometime since I put an effort in blogging here, I was devastated when G took my PR away. But I still can’t forget about my first domain, my very first blog. So for 2015, I plan to update and update with blog with all my nonsense. Hindi naman lahat, may sense din ang iba! 🙂

New Year, New Resolution??

Nah, better no new resolution, I wouldn’t be able to follow it anyway. I just want to be healthy and happy with my families and friends, I guess that is not too much to ask for!

How about you? Do you have a long list of New Year resolution? Do you think you can keep up?

Craze for Tablets and Smartphones

The craze for tablets and smartphones is spreading to even younger kids, that even toddlers under 2 have used these gadgets. The most common activities they do is playing games, 30% of kids used for reading/researching. My kids are not an exception. They do play a lot using our smartphones. I am a Samsung Mega 5.8 user while hubby is a Samsung Note 2.

Once we reached home, these 2 smartphones are oftentimes in the hands of the kids. Thus, I am thinking of buying a cheap tablet for their usage. Our Francis recently celebrated his 10th birthday and I haven’t given him any gift yet. I heard his dad plans to give him a  cool bach trumpet case. Giving him a tablet will surely makes him happy! I guess tablet is a YES for me. He can play in his spare time while do some research too.  My smartphone then is  solely for myself.  I wish!

New Blog Theme

I finally found a blog theme that looks simple yet nice, at least for my own eyes! After thorough comparison of several other WordPress themes, I liked this one best! Although I still have a lot of things to tinker but hopefully, will be able to before I get tired.

Viva Pinay is my first blog and my first love but after Mr. G took the PR, this blog became idle – for important events in my life. I posted them somewhere and not here when this is infact the center of my blogger life before. Hopefully, my love will resurrect in due time and for that to happen – I need some inspiration!! I need some love!! I need a new theme! I need a blog makeover!! .. That’s nice, simple and pretty just like me! lol

A Microsoft Solutions Master Certification Available in Four Server Pathways

Do you have what it takes to become a Microsoft Solutions Master? With a strong skillset and plenty of experience, earning one will be easier than you might think. IT professionals traveling down the server certification pathway have the option of continuing on to the master level of certification. Microsoft offers participants four MCSM certifications that can be earned upon completion of the related expert level exams. The master certification can be earned for three areas of expertise – Messaging, Communication, and SharePoint – as well as Directory Services, which is a continuation of the Server Infrastructure topic.

Each certification requires two exams: a knowledge exam, consisting of multiple choice questions, and a lab exam, in which you will have to demonstrate your practical knowledge of on-the-job concepts that must be mastered. To prepare for each exam, ExamTrace offers courses that will provide you with the training and material needed to pass each exam and succeed in the field. All previous associate and expert level courses must be taken first.

 Earning a master certification is the highest form of validation you can receive in an IT career. Your professional distinction will increase to new levels of respect and admiration, and your skills will be desired from all employers searching for nothing less than the best. At the MCSM certification level your preference will rise amongst your colleagues, and your career will reach new level of heights. For a successful and lucrative career designing, implementing, building, and administering effective IT solutions in complex business environments, don’t hesitate to earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master certification.

 

Top 5 Web Hosting Company 2012

Web Hosting is an important part for your online business. Even an attractive and perfectly SEO friendly website is prone to failure, if it is hosted with an inefficient web hosting company. You need to find a suitable hosting service that can provide optimum amount of bandwidth, storage space, reliable technology, tools, and support. There are many good web hosting companies you can get. Here you will find top 5 companies known for their superior quality and high dependability.

1. DreamHost: It is widely considered as one of the best hosting companies in the world. It provides complete solutions for all types of websites. Whether you are looking for best cheap web hosting with shared plans, or technologically superior dedicated hosting, Dream Host is there for you. It is preferred by both small and big business houses. Moreover, it always looks to upgrade infrastructure and software of its servers. It provides transparent money back uptime guarantee. Moreover, the support will always available for you 24X7 whenever you need that.

2.  Bluhost: It is one of the best hosting service providers for small online businesses. You can enjoy technologically superior shared hosting plans with low monthly rental. Moreover, you will get unlimited storage space, unlimited bandwidth, 24X7 customer support, and absolutely free domain registration, among many other things. In a short span of time it has become a potent force in the hosting world. Even WordPress has started to recommend Bluhost for blog hosting.

3.  Hostgator: Nothing can match the honesty of Hostgator when it comes to standing with uptime guarantee. The reason is its technologically efficient data center and strategic redundancy plans. It provides services for all types of hosting – shared, dedicated, and VPS. You will get complete support even though they provide on-time installation feature. Their cPanel is quite advance and you don’t need to be a tech savvy to manage your website. Moreover, the technical support is available round the clock.

 4. JustHost: Are you looking for the best web hosting service that is also cheap? Check out JustHost. Your endeavor to find a low cost, yet reliable hosting services can come to end with it. You will get really helpful 24X7 technical supports along with free domain registration, money-back uptime guarantee, unlimited domain hosting, improved cPanel, and free script library, among many other striking features. The price is affordable and offered services are simply impeccable.

  5. Inmotion hosting: It is one of the best service providers for dedicated hosting. It was started in 2001, and since then the company has started to gain loyal and happy customers. It is not hard to find the reason. They are providing impeccable solutions for dedicated hosting. The reliability of your business website can improved with its upgraded hardware and software. Your business website needs secure server. Inmotion Hosting attempts to provide the same. Till now there is no case of any DDoS attack on its server.

 There are many other good hosting companies. First thing you need to consider is the peculiarity of your website. There might be situations when the very nature of your website demands something else for hosting. Whatever you choice might be, ensure that you are getting ‘the most suitable’ web hosting services.