Of Blood Letting and Anti Cyberbullying with KathNiel

More than fighting evil vampires at La Luna Sangre as Tristan and Malia, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla fight cyberbullies in real life. Kicking off their anti-cyberbullying campaign as Cybersmile Ambassadors, KathNiel together with Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Kathniel’s fan base KDKN Solidarity Community, Inc. along with volunteer-individual and other fan group supporters conducted a simultaneous event dubbed as“Give Blood. Fight Cyberbullying” last Nov. 5 at the PRC Headquarters and across 18 (initially targeted 22) other PRC blood centers nationwide.

The event was held to gather as many blood donors, promote La Luna Sangre in Halloween season and fashion as blood donors were encouraged to wear costumes of their favorite La Luna Sangre characters, and formally launch the anti-cyberbullying campaign of KathNiel.

According to PRC Director for National Blood Services Dr. CristieMoninaNalupta, the simultaneous event garnered 50,000 cc of blood which could possibly help and save lives of 360 patients. The event also made noise at social media as #ImACybersmiler and #LLSBloodletting were its digital battle cry in its awareness campaign.  

It included a Q & A portion with KathNiel and DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong sharing from their personal experiences and important tips on how to handle bullies online to the status of the bill named as“An Act Defining and Penalizing the Crime of Cyberbullying”, otherwise known as theAnti-Cyberbullying Act of 2015.

Asked as to what her worst experience was with cyberbullying Kathryn said, “Dumatingakosa point nanagkulongakosakwarto at hindiakokumakausap ng tao at sobrangna-depress akoSana mas maging aware ang mgataonaseryoso ang bagaynaito.” Knowing that anyone in social media could have the same terrible experience as hers, is her principal motivation to engage in this advocacy. “Na-experience naming kung paanoitokasakit at ayawna naming lumala pa ito at ma-experience pa ng maramingtao, lalona ng mgakabataan.”  

A thrust on accountability and consequences is a must. According to Daniel, their advocacy along with DICT is to come up with a “sapatnapangil” against the cyberbullies. “Hindi silapwedengnanggaganonlang ng taonahindinilakilala. Hindi pwedengnang-aapilangsila ng tao out of nowhere,” he said.

On their vision of supporting the cyberbullying campaign, Kathryn said of the internet “For communication and good vibes. Wag gamitin ang internet para maniralang ng ibangtao.” Daniel adds, “Negative attracts negative. Positive attracts success…Never ka magiging successful sabuhay kung sobrakangnegatibongtao at walakangginawa kung hindimanira.” He calls on his fellow artists, musicians and everyone in showbiz to join him and Kathryn in fighting cyberbullying as this is a serious problem that should be given due attention.

Best advice from Kathryn? Family and friends can help a lot in values formation and can help you deal with the negative feelings you get from cyberbullies. But as for dealing with cyberbullies themselves, she said “intindihin din at ikaw ang maging mas malakingtaosakanila.”

As for Daniel, we need to also understand what kind of person the cyberbully we’re dealing with. He said, “di namanpwedenalahat ng basherssa cyberspace ay sagutinmo, dahilyungibahindinaman legit or fake accounts lang at meron ding ibadapatintindihin at bakameronsiyangproblema”. But at the end of the day he says, “Mas magingmabutinalangtayongtao.”
The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi-awarded international non-profit organization committed to the fight against cyberbullying.    

Some of the other 19 blood centers include: Batangas, Calamba, Tarlac, Cavite, Pampanga, Olongapo, Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod,  Aklan, Dumaguete, Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Butuan, General Santos, Misamis Occidental, and Zamboanga City.

 

 

 

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The Praxis Experience Thanks to BPI-Philam

How good are you at financing? More so…insurance?

In observance of the advocacy on financial literacy this Bancassurance Month, BPI-Philam hosted a Praxis game and capped it with a dinner for bloggers.

The intimate game was held at Lugang Cafe, SM Aura, BGC.

Praxis is a unique gameplay which engages players through a
simulation of their financial life. In this exciting game, players will
learn how to manage their finances wisely through insurance, investments and savings. With this smart and dynamic board game, financial planning is effectively made easier to understand then apply in real life.

BMC Head Monique Castro welcomed us guests with
a “Good morning!” the BPI-Philam way. Their greeting in the insurance business is similar to the BPO industry where we greet everyone “Good morning!” all day and night long.

Lois Celorico, BPI-Philam’s Head of Personal Segment
and the event’s game master briefed us players on the mechanics of Praxis, the board game. Compared to real life, Praxis holds many surprises that could catch unprepared players off guard or boost their chances of success. The object of the game is for the player with the highest accumulated money wins in the end.

James Humarang was the overall winner. His winning tactics were investing in health, personal development and stocks. I admired his guts and risks taken that’s why his total amount payout was estimatedly P103,000! Congrats!
You would think at first the game looked complicated with all the props and decks of cards. It was a game of dice and each of us took turns and applied whatever the square indicated. We cheered and shouted and complimented on each other as we mustered on the game.

Our game facilitator Ms. Summer was very patient with us and displayed mastery of the game. She would give us advise on how to manage our insurance and finances. Thank You!!!

In my team, it was fellow blogger JR, who got the highest amount which she was able to obtain thru investments when the situation on the Praxis board called for it.

My Teamates – Anthony, Ronj, Drew and JR
Game Facilitator – Ms. Summer

We were taught the value of insurance and thinking and saving up for our personal or family’s current and future financial situation. Health was also an important factor to be taken consideration of.

To know more about insurance and Praxis, just visit http://www.bpi-philam.com/en/our-products.html 

Many thanks Arnel for the invite ☺

Pinoy MMA Belingon Eyes Another KO Win

For the past three outings of Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon inside the ONE Championship cage, the Filipino mixed martial artist has proven himself as the next worthy contender for the coveted ONE Bantamweight World Championship.

Ever since unsuccessfully challenging Bibiano Fernandes for the gold-plated strap in January 2016, Belingon has run through his recent opposition by piling up three-straight stellar victories.

Following his submission setback to Fernandes, Belingon took several months off before re-emerging in October 2016 by handing top Tajik prospect Muin Gafurov his second professional loss via unanimous decision.

Belingon followed it up with an astounding knockout conquest of Finnish dynamo and former title contender Toni Tauru last April in front of a sold-out crowd at the 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

In his most recent bout, Belingon showcased another epic performance by notching a first-round knockout win over fellow ex-title challenger Reece “Lightning” McLaren last August.

After picking up an emphatic victory over McLaren, it appeared that Belingon was on his way to a second encounter with Fernandes.

However, Belingon is having a slight detour towards his goal to meet Fernandes again as he has been booked to face Korean-American standout Kevin “Old Boy” Chung in a three-round affair on the undercard of ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, which takes place at the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 10 November.

For Belingon, his cage showdown with Chung is an opportunity to make a truly impressive statement as his objective is to score a rematch with Fernandes for the organization’s bantamweight title.

“Make no mistake about it, my performances in the cage as of late are a message to the organization and to the reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion. I am coming for that belt, and no one can stop me. Whoever they put in front of me, I will be looking to destroy. I am a man on a mission,” he stated.

According to Belingon, defeating Chung in decisive fashion may strengthen his bid to get a rematch with Fernandes.

“My mindset remains to showcase my skills and remain focused on executing the game plan. My team and I have devised a tremendous strategy in dealing with my next opponent. Even though I have scored some recent knockouts, I am not going in there recklessly,” he explained.

“If at any point I sense my opponent is ready to go, and the knockout presents itself, I am like a shark in a fish tank. There is no doubt I will go for the finish, and I will end matters quickly. I will strike my opponent until the referee pulls me off him,” Belingon added.

Despite running at breakneck speed to 9-0 at the start of his professional career, the Team Lakay bantamweight was not a renowned knockout artist.

But since signing with ONE Championship in 2012 and focusing on his training regime in the mountain region of the Philippines, five of his seven victories have come by way of knockout.

“I have bolstered my training, working on all areas of my game from striking to grappling,” Belingon shared.

With his Wushu background honed under Mark Sangiao, Belingon is as lethal as the nickname suggest as he is fast, destructive and goes for the clean shot.

Belingon is literally punching his way to a second title opportunity against division kingpin Fernandes, having recently knocked out two former world title challengers in the very first round.

“I want to show everybody that I am the real title challenger-in-waiting. I have realized my mistakes in my first encounter with Bibiano, and I have worked hard to erase those flaws. He is a great world champion, but I feel things will go differently if we ever meet again. The time will come when I will be able to showcase my improvements,” he stressed.

Although vying for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship title remains as his top priority, Belingon clarified that his current focus is fixed on his date with Chung at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD.

“My opponent is not easy, and I am not taking him for granted, which is why I am completely focused on my upcoming bout this November 10. This is a dangerous game we play, and we cannot underestimate anybody. I need to be at my absolute best so I can turn in another great performance for the fans. Competing in front of my hometown crowd, the pressure is on to score another huge victory,” he declared.

The stakes are incredibly high for Belingon, unveiling that he is preparing himself to be in the best shape of his life.

Belingon knows that each win from here on out is another step closer to the ONE Bantamweight World Championship belt.

“I know I will meet Bibiano again in that cage, and when that day comes, I need to be prepared. There is not a day that has passed that I have not thought about that first bout. But for now, my objective is to win against Kevin Chung on November 10,” he ended.

​For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ ONEChampionship.

HOBE Noodles Very Happy With Endorser Ms. Ai Ai

Celebrity comedianne, actress, host, brand ambassador and philanthropist Ms Ai Ai de las Alas recently met with us bloggers to let us know that she has renewed her existing contract with Hobe Bihon and Noodles group under Marikina Foods. 
“Yes it’s my third year na with HOBE. And I am happy at thankful kasi isa itong blessing from God. Lagi ko silang pinagpi-pray. Actually lahat ng mga endorsements ko. Kasi di ba, iyan ang gusto nii Lord, bukod sa humihinngi ng blessings, dapat talaga matuto tayong magpasalamat sa lahat-lahat!”

Earlier while waiting for Ms. Ai, we were able to Q&A with the owner Mr. Bobby Co. I personally asked him what are exciting line ups/activities in store now that she is with them again this year.

“We had a significant growth in sales, thanks to Ai Ai.” shares Mr. Co. “That’s why we got her again because she is an effective endorser. We will have a palengke tour again. Our products are very popular in the provinces as well.”


In my personal home cooking needs, I also use Hobe products because I find the texture of their noodles to be firm. All thanks to the cornstarch ingredient. I

Hobe’s line of noodles selection already has the Hobe Express Instant Pancit Bihon variants that come in Seafood, Chicken and Oriental Guisado flavors. This is for those who prefer eating the very classic thin bihon noodles instead of the common pancit canton other favorite.



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Simply Adorable Ju Hyung of You With Me

Irresistably handsome with his modulated sexy voice! Who would not fall?

Hwarang and Suspicious Partner Korean actor JIn Ju Hyung is once again back in Manila to promote his first Filipino-Korean film, “You With Me”, a cute romantic comedy showing in the Philippines September 27 2017.
This cool exclusive video invite shot after the grand press conference at Seda Hotel.

I first met Ji Hyung last May 2017 after their teaser Meet and Greet with fans at Glorietta Mall and between him and fellow actor Hyun Woo, i found him quite mysterious yet incessantly charming! No wonder female fans are so drawn to Ju Hyung!

YWM is to be screened in Hongkong, Japan, US and South Korea.

He stars together with fellow Korean Hyun Woo and Filipina actress Devon Seron and is very grateful that he got to work with this production crew in Korea and the Philippines.

Directed by Rommel Ricafort
Written By Shine Ricafort
Produced by Gitana Film Productions and RR Films/Entertainment

Follow Ju Hyung on Instagram and send some ♥: @j.t_K1124

Feast your eyes on this cute video invite. Super appreciate this #Ritaro

 

 

Vivo’s V7 Waves Hello At You!

Performance Octa core (1.95 GHz, Quad Core + 1.44 GHz, Quad core)Snapdragon Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976Adreno 510 octa core
Display 5.7 5.5 5.7
Storage 64GB 64GB 128 GB
Battery 3150mAh Fast charging 3055Mah FastLi-Polymer 4000mAh
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Operating system Androidv7.0 Androidv6.0 Android v5.1
Model V7 Plus V5Plus X7 plus
Camera 16MP+13MP rear camera 20MP+8MP Dual Front Camera 16MP  front camera
Price 27,990(Expected)


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