Move Forward and Never Stop – #MTech2016 Summit

mtech7mtech8                             Photo Credit:  Meralco
What most of its consumers are aware of is that Meralco (Manila Electric Company) is the country’s largest distributor of electrical power. But on top of it’s main job, Meralco also develops and creates innovations and on demand programs and technology with the help of its partner brands that further seeks ways and means to make life and living more efficient.

Meralco Technology & Innovation Summit (#MTech2016) is now ON! Our goal towards the future is seamless technology, all our gadgets and equipment working together towards a common goal. This is something that is very familiar with Meralco because we work very hard together to deliver the best for our customers. #MTech2016
mtech2No less than Meralco’s top executives gave us a fun tour in the Experience Zone headed by Mr. Al Panlilio,
Senior VP and Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications, Chief Technology Advisor Gavin Barfield, Mr Carlo Casem, Senior Asst VP & Head, Corp Technology Strategy and Architecture with Head, Marketing Customer Solutions & Product Development, Mr. Jose Antonio Valdez.
mtechA partner brand gave us a quick demo on how with the help of an app the Smart plug can perform some household tasks such as curtains and light on and off features among many others. This is just like what we see in the movies where tasks for the home are remotely done with the aid of Bluetooth. 
mtech3Helloooo #Alexa! She’s your sexy and smart voice-activated device for your home! And we just her!
This was perhaps one of the most amusing demo we witnessed as Mr. Barfield gave voice commands to Alexa like playing a Britney Spears song and even answering to the question who the Canadian Prime Minster is? He jokingly shared that corner in the demo room is his “home” referring of course to the kind of bachelor set up in his condo residence mused by a fellow executive.
Meet her when you come and visit the#MTECH2016 Summit Experience Zone.
mtech6                              Photo Credit:  Pepi de Leon
This year’s theme is “Creating The Customer-Centric Utility“. Showcasing new and intelligent ways to enhance customer experience through informed energy management and multi-channel services while boosting business agility and developing new opportunities for the distribution utility. The MTECH 2016 busiest area is the Exhibit Zone and Experience Zone that showcases Meralco’s partner brands latest products and services.

During the Q&A the executives shared with us: “We are utilizing the latest technology to improve our grid operations, provide more consumption information and convenience to our customers and to roll out new products and services. At Meralco, we are ingraining technology and innovation in our DNA.” said Meralco Chief Technology Advisor Gavin Barfield.
mtech4With fellow guest bloggers, we had a cool groupie with Mr Carlo Casem, Senior Asst VP & Head, Corp Technology Strategy and Architecture of MERALCO during #MTECH2016 Summit opening day.
It was nice meeting you sir!

Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit 2016 will also have pocket sessions  held at the exhibit area with various topics and guest speakers:

Day 1 – August 23

  • Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy  – Robert Williams of SAP
  • ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Asset and Network Management – Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric

Day 2 – August 24

  • Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions – Ravi Signh of Hitachi
  • Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Busisess Intelligence – Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft
  • Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management – K. Anand GOPAL Menon of Siements

Day 3 – August 25

  • Intel Unite – Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo
  • The Smart Life – Smart Communications

mtech5                             Photo Credit:  Eric T. Priginal
Meralco employees and non-Meralco guests received various freebies from partner exhibitors. Some brands held fun games and brief demo’s of their product’s latest offerings.
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Picture 1636Picture 1637Thank you to some exhibitors who had separate tokens for visiting Media Guests. Woot!
Picture 1640Happy and deeeeee-lighted to see very busy Meralco Spokesperson Mr. Joe Zaldarriaga again this time in his own territory. First time I met him was at a presscon in Kamuning Bakery a month ago. Sir Joe is perhaps one of the most sought after Meralco officer in tri-media for issues like electric bill roll back announcements and some pressing issues especially if there are power outages on some areas serviced by the company.

Come and drop by Meralco Lopez bldg. for MTECH2016 to see and experience the future of a smart home and smart city. Featuring Lenovo devices and Intel (Unite) that will enable you to Do more so that you can Never Stop. #mtech2016

Exhibit and pocket sessions end August 25th.
mtech11                              Photo Credit: Slingshotz Advertising Inc.


Mabuhay Ka Pinay Olympian Silver Medalist Hidilyn Diaz

hidilynBest #Rio2016 Olympic Moment
Silver Medal Win
HIDILYN DIAZ from the Philippines
53kg in Weightlifting

Maraming Salamat kabayan Hids. You are the first ever Pinay to win such recognition and the sweetest reward after your attempts in previous Olympics.
God is great! You deserve all the accolades and reaps of all the sacrifices, pain and hardships that made you even stronger and motivated. Never ever lose that confidence again in your future competitions here and abroad! 

Rio Olympics Weightlifting Women

Rio Olympics Weightlifting Women

Thank you to all the online photos used ☺ 

Congrats and Great Job #Rio2016 Olympics

Rio31st Olympics 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
August 5-21, 2016 

Rio2See you again in #Tokyo2020

Photo Credits: Thank you to the wonderful online photos. They rock!

The Incredible (Czech) Iva BITTOVA and *Ne nehledej*

Discovered this remarkable and incredible piece from a recent ballet production show here in Manila
choreographed by David Campos of Barcelona, Spain for Ballet Philipines’ #FirebirdAndOtherBallets
August 19-21, 2016 held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The talented artist is Czech born Ms. IVA BITTOVA! You’re a genius Iva and muchas gracias David for sharing it with the Filipino audience. Unforgettable!

Green is the New Fierce by Gatorade

GatoradeFierceManila, Philippines – Intensity has taken on a new look.

The world’s number one sports drink recently unleashed Gatorade Fierce—its latest product line-up composed of an exciting new flavor, Green Apple, bundled with the popular Tropical Fruit and Grape flavors.

“Fierce continues to pack the scientifically proven hydration benefits of Gatorade,” Pepsico Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said. “The Fierce range is specially designed for intense athletes who know and love Gatorade but are looking for a bold, more intense flavor.”

Gatorade Fierce was earlier launched in the US with NBA star Paul George. For its local debut, PBA’s very own The Beast, Alaska Aces’ Calvin Abueva joins Gatorade’s growing roster of top caliber athletes and sports superstars. The former San Sebastian Stag and PBA Rookie of the Year is known for his all-around intensity on court which helped Alaska finish with the best cumulative record during the 2012-2013 season.

Modern gym interior with various equipment

Atayde added, “Proper hydration is a fundamental part of winning and staying on top of your game. Our Gatorade Fierce line is an integral part of bringing a wide variety of flavor options to athletes all over the country that know to rehydrate, replenish and refuel. NOTHING beats Gatorade.”


Visit the official Gatorade Facebook page for updates and information.

Hellooooo Manila! We Are Boiling Crabs & Shrimps!

BoilingPosterFrom Davao to Manila with Love!
Opening to the public September 2016 ☺☺

Do come back for my menu review with fellow bloggers during media launch with the people involved! ☺☺


17th Branch and Counting for Chemworld Fragrance Factory

Congrats to Chemworld Fragrance Factory for the opening and blessing of your 17th flagship branch at the 5th Floor, Bldg A, SM Megamall. 





chemworld12Project Ylang-Ylang aims to achieve the following:

+ Reforestation of 1,000+ hectares of barren mountains with Ylang-Ylang trees through the DENR National Greening Program and the indigenous people organizations of the 2nd District of Pangasinan
+ Establishment of world-class essential oil distillation and extraction facility by Chemworld
+ Export marketing agreement by Chemworld with the world’s top fragrance houses


The Ylang-Ylang trees start to flower in 5 years. In the meantime, the indigenous people who live in the mountains to plant and nurture the trees need our support. They need seedlings, fertilizers and infrastructure for irrigation. They need other means of livelihood while waiting for the trees to flower.

Let us give them our support. Let us support Project Ylang-Ylang!


chemworld10With Congressman Leopoldo Bataoil of Pangasinan and classmate of CFF Founder Fred Reyes.

chemworld7Perfume Blending Workshop with fellow bloggers with Operations Manager Ms Miles Pangan. 

chemworld11With Chemworld Fragrance Factory Founder and CEO Mr. Fred C. Reyes, awarded chemist too! 

chemworld9Thank you for our cool photo op Ms. Carlene Reyes

chemworld17Just visit their Facebook Page /ChemworldFragranceFactory to receive latest news and updates and special promos.

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