Monday, March 28, 2016

CDC Holdings Completes Manila Rivercity Residences

CDC Holdings, Inc., one of the leading real estate developers in the country, recently completed the construction and turnover of units for its newest project – the Manila Rivercity Residences in Sta. Ana, Manila.

Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry - current president Mr Angel Ngu, past honorary president Mr Tan Ching and vice president Dr. Cecilio Pedro. Also present were Manila City Hall's Engr. Roberto Bernardo and Engr. Roger Legaspi and the president of SEC Elevators, Mr Suzuki Takao, President of SEC Elevators, ECD, CDC, Engr. Roberto Bernardo, Manila City Engineer, Engr. Roger Legaspi, Manila City Building Official and Mr David Chua

With all the property’s nine towers now completed, the company has fulfilled its commitment to help more families realize their dream of living in their own homes. Through the Manila Rivercity Residences, nestled along the historic and scenic Pasig River, CDC Holdings has once again built one of the most exciting and dynamic communities in the area.

“From an old, dilapidated warehouse, CDC Holdings transformed this site into one of the most attractive real estate investment you can find at this location, at this price and at this quality,” shared Elsie Chua, the company’s president and CEO. “The vision that I have of providing value for money homes at convenient location is a reality with Manila Rivercity Residences.”

Representatives from each of the towers receiving keys to homeowners, which signals the community’s involvement in ensuring the community will be properly managed and maintained

The event was also highlighted with the turnover of the keys to homeowners signaling the community’s involvement in ensuring that the quality will be properly managed and maintained. “The challenge now is how to preserve and even enhance the units and amenities that have been turned over to the residents. CDC built the buildings, but it is up to each and every one of the homeowners to create a sense of community,” she added.

Offering a relaxing retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, the property is comprised of nine medium-rise buildings, named after the world’s most famous rivers: Nile, Dnieper, Blue Danube, Colorado, Euphrates, Rhine, Amazon, Kumagawa and Yangtze. Amid the urban chaos, the Manila Rivercity Residences serves as a sanctuary for families through its spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units.

Chua says the success of this latest project validates CDC Holdings’ formula of providing quality homes at affordable prices at convenient location. Manila Rivercity Residences is ideally accessible, making a comfortable commute to or from the neighboring districts of Manila, Makati City or Mandaluyong City. What’s more, various commercial establishments, renowned schools and reputable medical facilities are within easy reach from CDC’s riverside condominium community.

Inside the gated community of Manila Rivercity Residences, residents will feel like they have been transported to a different world – one that spells relaxation and tranquility. Families can bond together and enjoy the property’s host of recreational facilities.

Residents can spend some rest and recreation time at the landscaped boardwalk facing the Pasig River. Built with viewing decks that are made of eco-friendly material, gazebos and play areas, it is the perfect spot to unwind during the weekends. Families can also host barbeque and pool parties, as the Manila Rivercity Residences offers a well-appointed pool area with two fountains and falls, as well as barbeque pits. Residents can also wander freely and safely even in the evenings, as CDC is in the process of putting LED lights on common areas.

For CDC Holdings, its dedication to make its residents feel at home in every community that it builds is an ongoing commitment. As a result, the company is in the process of adding more features in the Manila Rivercity Residences, such as the installation of CCTV in the roof deck, elevators and main lobbies of all buildings, as well as the future implementation of garbage segregation. CDC Holdings will also launch soon the Kids Club, wherein resident kids can register to receive exclusive perks during their birthdays, participate in monthly activities such as Summer Carnival and craft sessions, and claim other exciting giveaways.
Kathleen Cruz has been a resident in Manila Rivercity Residences for a long time. Her family owns a one-bedroom unit in Nile Tower and has now added a two-bedroom unit in the new Yangtze Tower.

Among the residents who feel at home with CDC Holding’s property is 30-year old Kathleen Cruz, a branch head of a large retail store. Cruz, with her husband and four-year old daughter, are among the first occupants of the Manila Rivercity Residences when they bought a one-bedroom unit in the project’s Nile Tower. After making it their happy home for five years, they decided to purchase another unit in the same community – this time a two-bedroom in Yangtze Tower.

Accessibility and value for money were their main consideration for making Manila Rivercity Residences their home, according to Cruz. “We have seen a lot of developments in our line of work, and we can say that what CDC offered us is very competitive in terms of price,” Cruz says. What Cruz loves most about living in the Manila Rivercity Residences is the feeling of haven it gives to her family. “After a hard day at work, you just want to come home to a place that will be like your sanctuary, a place that will make you really feel at home,” Cruz shares. “It really feels like a community, and CDC is taking efforts to make us feel at home, even down to the little details.”

Kathleen Cruz said accessibility and value for money were their main consideration for making Manila Rivercity Residences their home

Just like the Cruz family, the Manila Rivercity Residences offers homeowners a smart way of living, with its excellent location, move-in ready units, and superb features and amenities. To know more about Manila Rivercity Residences and other CDC Holdings projects, call 894-0808 or you may visit .

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Abby Asistio's Facebook Friends Day Experience with Mark Zuckerberg

Last January 31, 2016, Fellow Filipino Abby Asistio flew to San Francisco and had the wonderful opportunity of being chosen as one of the eighteen invited by Facebook on their 12th Anniversary Friends Day celebration with California-based Alopecia awareness advocate, Rachel Regal. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition which results in partial or total head and body hair loss. Abby Asistio have had it since she was four while Rachel just developed it sometime in 2012, the same year she discovered that her 10-year-old daughter, Eliana, had it, too. Six inspiring stories were picked by Facebook among its 1.64 billion users and Abby’s friends were all amazed when theye’ve found out that Abby’s Alopecia story was one of them. Imagine that!

Abby and Rachel met each other through the double A hand sign campaign that Aby started in 2012, and They've been "connected" since then. Last year, Facebook Stories featured how these two were able to build a friendship, as well as campaign for disease awareness through Facebook! And last February 1st, Abby and Rachel had the chance to tour FB headquarters in Menlo Park, San Francisco, meet and chat with the people behind Facebook (Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox, and a whole lot of awesome people), get crazy cool gadgets and have one of the best experiences of their lives.

Abby recounted that it was such a surreal feeling to be in the same room as the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Z was wearing his trademark look (jeans, sneakers, shirt and a big smile on his face), and had such a friendly, approachable aura and demeanor about him. Not at all intimidating! He shared stories about how the company started, its mission-vision, the ups and downs that come along, and their future plans. Those invited also had the chance to ask him questions. When Mark Z was asked about achieving success and life’s “impossibilities”. He said, “There’s a difference between impossible and things taking a really long time. Even if you’re not going to be able to do something in a short time period, if you care about something, you want to see the world to move into that direction… So the best thing to do is just get started and not be discouraged. It’s tough because this stuff is hard, or else people would’ve already done it.”

Abby Asistio got the chance to ask a question to one of the world’s 50 most powerful, successful women in business, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Aside from Alopecia awareness, Abby is also an active Real Beauty advocate with girls and women struggling with various insecurities, being so consumed by the world’s unrealistic and sometimes superficial standards of beauty. So Abby asked Sheryl about her perception of it. Sheryl said that beauty is just like success and that no one could really define it for you. We are all unique. We have different stories, dreams and desires. We should explore our own inner and outer beauty, believe and embrace that we are beautiful, and never allow anyone to tell us otherwise.

Mark capped off his talk by sharing their company philosophy with everyone present. Though already having over 1 billion subscribers, there are still 7 billion people all over the world without access to all the meaningful connections and information that Facebook brings. One thing that the company stands by is that “things are always 1% completed”. It keeps them grounded, reminding them that there is always so much work, growth and progress to be done, and so many people to reach out to and help. 

Everything about the Facebook trip was overwhelming and inspiring according to Abby. More than anything, it reminded her about “responsibility”. We are all given our own platforms, in this case “accounts and connections”, to make a dent in this world. It is up to us to become complacent and take these vehicles for granted, or maximize the opportunities and use them to make a positive impact in this generation. Abby is grateful that Facebook has become a medium for her to communicate disease awareness and touch people beyond the confines of her tiny room and her country. Abby is also glad that she and Rachel are two out of millions of people choosing to recognize the importance of social media in contributing to making this world a better place, and actually doing something about it.

Truly, God plans the best adventures and creates the most beautiful surprises. Abby knows that she wouldn't have been handpicked for this if it weren't for Him, as well as the countless individuals who have cared and showed support for my advocacy. Abby would like to leave a positive thought to everyone that we should really take the time to search for and identify our “purpose” – that one unique, very specific calling that is the result of our talents, dreams, desires, passions and experiences. Once you find it, be faithful to it no matter how long or difficult the journey towards its fulfillment may be. You’ll never know where it could lead to, how far it could go and how large it could grow. Abby is also thankful that her campaign continues to spread and reach new heights and she is particularly grateful to Facebook for giving her this opportunity and to Novuhair, Nature's Answer to Hair Loss (, for always being so supportive of her advocacy and endeavors. Abby is proud and honored to have represented the Philippines and the Alopecia community in this once-in-a-lifetime, international event. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

GrabHeli partner Thierry Tea joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

Our expert speakers will take participants through the effectiveness and power of digital marketing by exploring the critical issues, challenges, trends and opportunities. Starting with the digital landscape in Asia and beyond by the one and only Ms. Janette Toral while GrabHeli partner Thierry Tea will discuss about the regional expansion with the help of technology.

Check some new activities;
Round Table Discussion
Business Cards Exchange Activities
Case Studies Discussion

Grab this chance now to participate as a delegate, sponsor or as exhibitor. Join us on May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig from 8AM to 6PM.

Call us at 09166299381, 02 9170213( TAG Media Office)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Discovering the Golden Ticket to Digital Success in the Travel Industry!

Competition amongst travel companies online is hotter than ever. As a result, they are paying close attention to how to sell more online, and how digital communications can help them to win, and retain, new customers. In this new digital environment the most successful retailers will be the ones who leverage their business intelligence to build long-lasting relationships with their customers.

This report is designed to offer an industry benchmark on how travel companies are responding to the expansion of travel retail online. It reveals key challenges, strategies and priorities faced by the industry, and demonstrates some of the solutions available. During the research phase for this report, the team behind the Digital Travel conference surveyed senior travel retail executives across the sector with job titles including: Vice President, Director E-Commerce, Vice President Marketing and Director Digital Marketing.

The report seeks to answer questions such as Travel companies’ biggest challenges in 2015; Data Analytics- is it working effectively for travel companies?; Booking online, what is working, and what needs improvement?; How effective use of your data could transform your travel business and much more. The rest of the report can be found on

The research was conducted as part of the Digital Travel APAC conference to be held 12-14 April 2016 at the Amara Sanctuary at Sentosa, Singapore.

With an attendance of over 200 senior representatives from Asia’s APAC’s leading hotels, airlines and OTAs Digital Travel Summit APAC is the ONLY VP and Director level eCommerce and digital event for, focusing on how to personalise your customer engagement, leverage data analytics, capitalise on mobile and optimise your eCommerce platforms.

"I think you guys nailed the content mix perfectly - I came away very impressed by the show..." comments John Caine, VP, Marketing,

For more information about the event, visit or follow @digitaltravelap

The conference is supported by companies like Accenture, AccorHotels, ADARA, Adara Media, Adlift, AdLift, Inc., Adobe, Agoda, Air Asia, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, AirAsia Berhad, Airbnb, Appier, AppsFlyer, Apsis Asia Limited, Backpacker Deals Limited, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, (Singapore) Pte Ltd., Carlton Hotel Singapore, Cebu Pacific Air, China Eastern, China Southern Airlines, Cleartrip, Club Mahindra, Conrad, Ctrip, Dohop, DoubleClick Search, Dusit International, Expedia, Fiji Airways, Flexitech Solutions, FRHI - Fairmont Raffles Hotels and Resorts, Gigya, GlobalCollect Services Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Google, Grab Taxi, Grand Hyatt Doha, Groupon, HappyFresh, Homeaway, HotelQuickly, HotelsCombined, HRS, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, iClick Interactive Asia Limited, iFLYFlat, IHG, Indigo Airlines, InterContinental Bali Resort, iPrice Group, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jetstar Airways, Jumeirah Group, KAYAK, Kempin Siam Co.,Ltd., Kenshoo, Klook, Knorex Pte. Ltd., Kuoni Travel, L Hotels and Resorts and Shanti Collection, LateRooms, Limelight Networks, Mahindra and Mahindra, Mandarin Oriental, Mantra Group, Marriott International, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, MoEngage Inc, Neos Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Neos Ventures GmbH, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, NusaTrip, Oberoi Group, Okura Nikko Hotel Management, Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd, OYO Rooms, Padhaaro, Payvision Singapore Pte Ltd, Pearl International Hotel, Performance Horizon Group, Philippine Airlines, Pnhk media limited, PT. Citilink Indonesia, Regal Hotels International, Resorts World Sentosa, Revinate, roKKi, Roomorama, Saatchi & Saatchi, Samsu Suryati, Scoot, Shangri-la, ShopStylers Sdn Bhd, Skyscanner Pte Ltd, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa / Sofitel So Singapore, Sojern, Spotify, Starwood Hotels & Resorts , APAC, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,, Sukosol Hotels, Switchfly, Syniverse, The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, The Oberoi Group, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., Tiger Airways, Travelstart, Travix International, Trip Advisor,, Virgin Australia Airlines, Webqem, Wego, Wiotto, Wyndham Hotel Group, Zalora Pte Ltd, ZenRooms, ZUJI Travel Pte Ltd.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Kim Chiu : Join the Royal Treatment Fans Day

One of the today's brightest stars came from humble beginnings, from a teenage girl who dreamt of being a celebrity, finally blossomed into one of the brightest stars in the industry of showbiz. Kim Chiu has proven that a simple girl from Cebu can achieve superstar status. It’s almost too easy for her to captivate anyone with her style of acting and her bubbly personality and thanks for her wide support of her fans, she is now dubbed as the Chinita Princess.

It’s time to give back to the millions and millions of fans who have supported Chinita Princess, Kim Chui throughout her bright career. FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day is a day for you, by ATC Healthcare and Kim Chiu. So unroll your sleeves, loosen up and give yourself a kind of relaxation fit for a royalty. FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day will be a day filled with royal relaxation and a royal performance from, none other than, Chinita Princess herself, Kim Chiu! What else are you waiting for? Grab your tiaras and join this awaited FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day.

Have you been waiting for your Fairy God Mother? Then wait no more! FatOut is giving you the Ultimate Royal Treatment with The Chinita Princess, Kim Chiu! Get ready to be pampered and meet your Idol, FatOut’s newest endorser Kim Chiu! What are you waiting for? Go hit the nearest Drugstore and buy FatOut now! Don’t forget to keep the receipt so you can register online to make your entry and tickets valid! Register on this link :

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Yupangco Group of Companies, President Joins the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

Robert L. Yupangco, the man behind the opulent success of the Yupangco Group of Companies that caters to different industries such as Electronics, Travel and Leisure, Industrial Products, Transportation, Real Estate and Restaurants will grace the biggest gathering of digital innovators at the upcoming Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 happening on May 28,2016 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura 

With remarkably performing businesses all over the Philippines and abroad, Robert Yupangco believes that it is through his executive time management and his employees’ persistent passion that keeps his ventures on top of its game.

Beside with his expertise and his faith with his driven staff, Mr. Yupangco also believes that digital marketing has a vital role in growing his business empire. Nevertheless, he’s making a point that his ventures were all keeping up with the online marketing trend. Have the chance to meet Mr. Robert Yupangco and learn how he cleverly integrated digital marketing in managing his business conglomerates on May 28,2016 at SMX SM Aura Taguig.
Alongside with Mr. Yupangco are top executives from different industries that will share their great digital sagacity. 

Below is the complete list of speakers;

Thierry Tea- Managing Director, Philjets Group
Mannix Pabalan- Founder, Hashtag Digital
Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Book Author and dubbed as the E- Commerce Guru of the Philippines
Lars Jeppessen- Managing Director, Tech One Global
Robert Yupangco- CEO,Yupangco Group of Companies
Jojy Azurin- Co-founder,
Spanky Enriquez- TV Host & Writer (Philippine Star)
Art Samaniego Jr.-Tech Editor, Manila Bulletin
Mike Grogan-Founder, Best of You Consultancy
Charlie Agatep- Chairman, Grupo Agatep
Ana Kim-President, Onnet Global
Avelino Zapanta-CEO,SeaAir

For more information about the event and for partnership and sponsorship, please call or text 09166299381 or send inquiries to

Zoomanity Group presents Power of Three

Experience one of the celebrated events in the field of agriculture as Paradizoo reveal the annual “Power of Three" (floral, vegetable and livestock festival). 

From January 9 to March 31 expand and relish your understanding towards agriculture as they will exhibit and display farm produce, orchids, bonsai, veggies and livestock. 

Be enthralled to variety of breathtaking floral designs, orchids and flower arrangement , opening of Bonsai at Eclectic Garden and Seminar with Atish during Flower Festival starting Jan 16 up to Feb 6. 

There will be briefings, discussions on rabbit breeding and egg production programs and also witness the amazing animal parade on March 26.

So we are inviting everyone to join us! 

Located in Mendez, Cavite, Paradizoo is ideal for picnics, educational field trips, outdoor, family and group outing programs. It is an enchanting paradise with soothing beauty of its flora and fauna. Paradizoo is one of the theme parks under Zoomanity Group. 

Zoomanity Group operates 5 Theme Parks in the Philippines and 1 in Japan : 
Zoobic Safari in Subic,
Zoocobia in Clark,Pampanga
Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol
Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite 
Residence Inn in Tagaytay 
Zootopia in Nagano, Japan 

TAG Media and Public Relations is the Marketing & Branding arm of Zoomanity Group under Yupangco Group of Companies. For more information, please call or text: 09166299381



1. Minimum of Php 2, 000.00 outdoor activities must be availed.
2. Registration fee of Php 50.00 per child.
3. Open to kids aged 6 to 12 years old.
4. Kids will be a given a photo which would serve as clue.
5. Kids must find the ones indicated in the photo to obtain an easter egg.
6. Inside the easter eggs are puzzle pieces which they need to form to get the prize.
7. Prize can be the following: Chocolates, Drinks, Souvenir Shirts, Gift Certficates, Eco Bags, Button Pins, Tumblers, etc.
8. Formed puzzle pieces must be surrendered to Food and Beverage area to obtain prize.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Roman Romulo: Bringing the Filipino Youth Closer to Getting their College Diploma

"Education shall be the comparative advantage of our youth so that they can have a better future." According to Congressman Roman T. Romulo who is also running for a senatorial seat this elections.

But who is Cong. Roman T. Romulo?
To those that reside in Pasig, he is commonly known as their beloved Congressman that was able to grant access to a lot of progress for their city. To the Filipino youth seeking a chance, he is the author of UNIFast and Iskolar ng Bayan Law that gives free education to those that would like to obtain their college degree. And to the common Filipino he is the husband of former Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad-Romulo.
But beyond these, there is more to know about Roman Romulo that voters need to know as well.
Roman Romulo was also the Chairman of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives. And for the three years he was the Chairman, Roman Romulo was able to provide relevant and meaningful reforms in the tertiary education.

Roman Romulo was able to pass laws that paved the way to more scholarships and access to better quality education with Iskolar ng Bayan and UNIFast Law.
Iskolar ng Bayan would be able to send the top 10 students from public high schools to the state university with their tuition fees and other fees needed by the student.
Unifast Law is just a new law that was signed last October 2015 that gives a better chance for students to be granted student loans and the only requirement is if they are unable to be sent to college by their family.

Roman Romulo was able have committee hearings to investigate on the impact of K-12, the rehabilitation of State Colleges and Universities that were hit by typhoon Yolanda and other calamities, the increase of plantilla positions for our faculty and the release of salary promotions for the faculty, among others. 

And also the attendance to Board Meetings of SUCs to guarantee compliance with laws, CMOs on every project/ proposal especially those relating to students' rights and procurement for transparency and accountability.

There is really more to Roman Romulo that people do need to know this coming elections. As a strong believer that education is the key for one’s success, Roman Romulo is aiming to get more laws that is able to send more Filipino youth to college once he is in the senate.
Get to know Roman Romulo better by visiting and visiting Roman Romulo’s official Facebook Page.