Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Last August 25, 2015 at Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, Indonesia, Elabram Systems Group once more proved that hard work, perseverance and passion pays off. Huawei, the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider presented an award " Best Partnership Award 2015" to Elabram Systems Indonesia headed by its Managing Director Sunny Yaw.

Over the years, Elabram Systems received awards from different global companies and agencies primarily because of the backbone of the whole organization which is its manpower.

Elabram Systems Group have 5 regional offices; Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The solutions are Talent Acquisition & Deployment (TAD), Network Planning & Optimization (NPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world.

Right now, Elabram Systems Group all over Asia Pacific Region is expanding and hiring more talented manpower to join and to help you fuel up your career.

To know more, please check  or send email to .

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Asia Leaders Forum : Blogging 101 -Essential Takeaways

Blogs are an amazing way to demonstrate your expertise online, control your message and build personal reputation and credibility as a writer. The power of a blog is that when you are blogging, you are the journalist and that you are telling a story. Blogs allow you to easily tell your stories, readers can interact with you and you can build relationships with them.
Blogging allows you to differentiate yourself from competitors, showcase your personality and share information about yourself, a team or a company.

L-R Cherry Burwell, Dianne Salonga, Jeoff Solas, James Jimenez, Art Samaniego

Last August 16, together with other bloggers and entrepreneurs, I attended a forum about Blogging held in the favored Paradizoo Farm In Mendez, Cavite. Organized by Tag Media And Public Relations and sponsored by Zoomanity Group. The speakers were James Jimenez (COMELEC Spokesperson), Art Samaniego (Tech Editor of Manila Bulletin), Cherry Burwell (CEO, The Big Difference, Jeoff Solas (Certified Digital Marketer) and Dianne Salonga (blogger and CRM at 24/7).

Here are the knowledge I imbibed from the speakers:
With Mr. Art Samaniego
Mr. Art Samaniego discussed about Blogging Ethics. He gave us Blogger's code of Ethics in blogging. To guide and encourage all who engage in blogging to take responsibility for the information they provide regardless of medium.

1. Be honest and Fair.

* Bloggers should be honest and fair in gathering , reporting and interpreting information.
* Bloggers should never plagiarize
* Don't take anything out of context
* Always do double sourcing
* Never publish information which you know is inaccurate
* Distinguish factual information and commentary from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two

2. Minimize Harm - Ethical bloggers treat sources and subjects as human beings deserving of respect.

* Bloggers should show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by Weblog content. Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperienced soutces or subjects
* Be sensitive when seeking or using inerviews or photographs of those affected by tragedy or grief
* Recognize that private people have a greater right to control about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence, or attention

3. Be accountable.

* Bloggers should admit mistakes and correct them promptly
* Explain each Weblog mission and invite dialogue with the public over its content and the blogger's conduct
* Disclose conflict of interest, affiliations, activities and personal agenda
* Deny favored treatment to advertisers and special interests and resist their pressure to influence content
* Be wary of sources offering information for favors. When accepting such information, disclose the favors
* Expose unethical practices of other bloggers

"Don't BITE the brand that feeds you. Don't attack just for the sake of attacking. Be always wary and follow the guidelines." - Art Samaniego 

With Mr. James Jimenez
Mr. James Jimenez - COMELEC Spokesperson, on Responsible Social Media, reiterated to always "Think before you click". When in doubt, do not publish.
He also added to always remember The Four-Way Test (of the things we think, say or do)
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

With Ms. Cherry Burwell
Ms. Cherry Burwell- has her own PR company which is The Big Difference Communications. She is one of the officers of the PR Society of the Philippines. She is also a lifestyle PR, to name some of the big names she does PR are Ducati Philippines, Locavore, Fabio Ide, Hermanos, etc... Her topic is how to get advertisers. She said that RELATIONSHIP and RAPPORT are two important things that matter.

"Be known and be real. The content of one's blog should have good quality. Always be on time when invited to an event. Make your presence felt. Support the brand before, during and after the event. Make an effort to know the people behind the brand". - Cherry Burwell

With Mr. Jeoff Solas
Mr. Jeoff Solas -PR and Marketing Manager of Best Western Plus Antel Hotel. A certified Digital Marketer, Brand professional and a Professor.
His take on how to get advertisers:
* you should be credible
* nonpartisan /  unbiased
* should have a Customer Relationship Management

" A brand is more than just a logo, it's more than just a name, you really have to attack the hearts and emotions of the people, the moral of the story is you have to be PRESENT, REPRESENT and SUSTAIN it. It is really a matter of relationship" - Jeoff Solas 

Art Samaniego and Dianne Salonga
Dianne Salonga - CRM at 24/7 and is also a blogger said that a blogger should always tell the truth. Do not be afraid to be truthful. You should not think that money is the main reason why you are blogging. You will definitely fail if that's your point of view.

" Blogging should be a passion" -Dianne Salonga

Short but very helpful and insightful messages from the speakers.

How to control viral post that affects one's reputation and credibility?

Cherry :  let your work speak for yourself. Even there are bashers, let them bash.sooner or later the people would know who you really are.

James:  You can not control what has already gone viral, what you can do is how it is being handled by both your organization and how it is perceived by the public. Manage it properly. Just always say the truth in what you write and be brave enough to push the truth out. Don't be ashamed to use your Social Media accounts to post atleast one socially relevant pursuit, everyday.

Jeoff:  Be more transparent with your brand. Try to validate, don't be reactive. Before reacting to a particular situation, you need to be very educated. Be smart.

How to attract quality readers? All of them had a unanimous answer. Content matters. Know your content. You should have a good and quality content. Good grammar matters as well.

This forum helped me alot as a newbie, so I may not be mislead and start my blogging in the right way and manner. This is also a good refresher course to the old-timers/ veterans. To guide us all and redeem the name of the bloggers. That bloggers are still credible and not just for the money. Truly a half-day full of knowledge and wisdom.

TAG Media and Public Relations is the organizer of Asia Leaders Forum and advocating information to reach a broader audience to understand more about important issues that could help not just companies but individuals to pursue excellence. Asia Leaders Forum is a pocket conference with different topics per event and with influential leaders as speakers.

For more information and for our next events, please check or call 09166299381 or email your inquiry to

This forum is sponsored by 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 and Zootopia in Nagano, Japan.

 " What you do after you create your content is what truly counts" - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Blogging isn't about publishing as much as you can, it's about publishing as smart as you can " - Jon Morrow

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Tree Top Adventure presents-Asia Leaders Forum : Social Media Marketing

On August 23, 2015 at Subic Bay Yacht Club, here comes the  "Asia Leaders Forum: Social Media Marketing" brought to us by Tree Top Adventure.

Four speakers;

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez
The "Voice Master" Pocholo De Leon Gonzales
Public Relations Experts; Cherry Burwell and Jeoff Solas

They will discuss the following:

1. Personal Branding
2. How to choose Bloggers for campaigns?
3. Social Media responsibility
4. How to sustain and maintain the relationship with bloggers?
5. How effectively can marketing managers become the brand ambassadors of their own company.
6. How to convert likes into sales?

Why Social Media Marketing is important?

Social Media Marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or engagement or attention through social media and usually center on efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it across their social networks thus produce engagement with the company expectation to convert the engagement to sales.  The resulting electronic word of mouth refers to any statement consumers share via the Internet (e.g., blogs, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, instant messages, news feeds) about an event, product, service, brand or company. When the underlying message spreads from user to user or becomes viral and presumably resonates because it appears to come from a trusted, third-party source, as opposed to the brand or company itself, this form of marketing results in earned media rather than paid media.

TAG Media and Public Relations is the organizer of Asia Leaders Forum and advocating information to reach a broader audience to understand more about important issues that could help not just companies but individuals to pursue excellence. Asia Leaders Forum is a pocket conference with different topics per event and with influential leaders as speakers.

For more information and for our next events, please check or call 09166299381 or email your inquiry to


Asia Leaders Talk : Make your PITCH matter by Mr. Pocholo De Leon Gonzales

The ONLY Voice Master of the Philippines, Pocholo De Leon Gonzales believes that in Sales & Marketing, the right tone and pitch matters. Learn how to convince your clients effectively and at the same time protecting your voice. Voice is very vital in terms of conveying the right message to the target market and closing the deal which in return contributes to a successful sales and marketing career.

Voice acting has already been synonymous with the name Pocholo De Leon Gonzales. As the VoiceMaster, his voice has already been used in literally thousands of radio commercials, television commercials, telenovelas, animes, and even video games. In fact, he is already considered a veteran in voice acting at the young age of 35—quite young for such an association. However, this is no longer surprising for he started being involved in voice acting as early as 16 which means that he, indeed, has already had ample amount of experience. Now, he is more focused on teaching and guiding different sales and marketing professionals on how to efficiently use their voice literally in convincing their  target clients to increase sales.

Date: August 25, 2015
Where: Misono Events Place.
Time: 2PM-5PM

Registration Fee: Php 800.00
Slots: 50

3 easy steps to register.

1. Deposit the registration fee to
TAG Media and Public Relations
BPI Checking Account # 1680 0010 29

2. Scan the deposit slip

3. Send the scanned copy to

For more information and registration: 09166299381 or send an email to

Monday, August 17, 2015

Asia Pacific Leaders Forum : Social Media Marketing

 On August  23 , 2015 Pinoy Blogger Group will have a forum about Social Media Marketing at Subic Bay Yacht Club Resort.

Social Media Marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube. It is a form of Internet Marketing that utilizes social networking websites as a marketing tool. The goal of SMM is to produce content that users will share with their social network to help a company increase brand exposure and broaden customer reach.

Itinerary/ Program

August 23, 2015

6AM Breakfast Subic Bay Yacht Club Hotel

10AM-12Noon   Event Proper

12Noon   Lunch

1PM-2PM   Tree Top Adventure Zip Line Activities and Tour at the extreme adventure.

3PM   Depart Check out from the hotel and to Manila

6PM   arrival Manila (Tiendesitas)

 * Registration Fee Php 1,000.00

To confirm registration:

1. Deposit the registration fee of Php 1,000.00 to TAG Media and Public Relations BPI Checking Account # 1680 0010 29

2. Scan the deposit slip

3. Send the scanned deposit slip to

 A confirmation email will be sent to you.

What will you learn: 

- Personal Branding
- Sustainability and Maintenance
- Responsible Social Media

For more information: Contact TAG Media and PR at 09166299381 or send an email to


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

BDJRendezvous : A Woman Who Matters

What is your definition of a woman who matters? What for you is an empowered woman?

Yesterday, August 8,  marked the last Belle De Jour Rendezvous for this year with the theme : A Woman Who Matters ! Luckily, I was able to receive an invite from BDJ Team for this event. T'was my first time to attend BDJ's event , I must admit, I enjoyed and learned a lot. From now on I will do anything and everything to join if not all, most of their events because yesterday's event helped me to feel more blessed, informed and empowered. That's why I'm going to share my learnings with you.

We Bellas were fortunate to meet and listen to 3 empowered women: Nikki Duque, Thea de Rivera and Melissa Gohing.

Nikki Duque : Put your Best Face Forward
Professional free lance and celebrity makeup artist. She is also a beauty blogger

Struggling to achieve that corporate chic make-up look? Nikki taught us her tips and tricks to look polished and professional at work. First, she told us the do's and dont's in achieving the corporate chic look.
   Don't :
- do fake lashes in the office
- fixate on embellishing up to your eyebrows
- fake-bake or test-drive any complexion-changing beauty products on weekdays
- do the frosted or glittery lip thing (pls!)

Studies have shown that women who wear make-up to work are more likely to get promoted.

Here are the GROUND RULES in choosing make up products:
- it has to stand the test of time
- it has to be low maintenance and easy for you to be able to complete in a rush
- it should enhance and not hide who you are
- it shouldn't be distracting
- it should make us feel comfortable and amazing!

1. Foundation - Use a good primer. As we all know primer serves as a base for foundation and face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. She gave her best picks for primers and foundations : Benefit pore fessional, L'oreal 's True match, Maybelline and Clean and clear oil control films
2. Eyebrows and Eyelashes - avoid strong harsh-looking eyebrows. Her trusted products : K-palette and Maybelline's mascara.
3. Eyeshadows and eye liners - brings out eye color and enhance eye shape - she prefers Urban decay Naked palette. Because it has long, lean and seductive case packed with 12 neutrals that works for everyone.

Tips from Nikki:
1. Preparation is always important.
2. Have an emergency makeup kit in your office drawers.
3. Change your make up game once in a while

 DRESS THE WAY you want to be ADDRESSED. - Nikki Duque

IG : @nikki_duque
Twitter : @nikki_duque

Thea de Rivera : Finding Your Passion, Making your Mark
Restauranteur, Owner and the creative mind behind The Girl and The Bull and 12/10

Thea of The Girl and The Bull , a restauranteur with a cool hair color (teal/ green!) I like!!!

- Always give 100% hardwork in what you do
- Don't lose yourself in the process of success
- Represent yourself

- You have to lay down your priorities and goals
- Make sure both are of the same page
- Always understand each other
- Maintain healthy relationship
- Always have a mindset of a beginner. There is always something to improve on.
- Always say THANK YOU. (Acknowledge every little thing, Be humble, grounded and GRATEFUL)

WORK - LIFE BALANCE -My work is my life, my life is my work
 - In Achieving 100%, give 100%

As long as you are living, there's life. PASSION is something you stumble upon on, and make the most out of it. - Thea de Rivera

IG : @theaderivera
Twitter: @theaderivera

Melissa Gohing : Guide to your Fitness Transgormation
DLSU Lady Spiker - Professional Athlete - Lifestyle blogger

Melissa shared her fitness journey and inspired us to start ours, now! Even on rainy season.

Why fitness is important in our lives? If we don't exercise, there's a possibility that we will have a cognitive problem in the future.

Why exercise is important?
- weight loss
- healthier brain
- osteoporosis prevention
- makes you less stressed
- strength
- decreased health risk
- better skin health
- and last but not the least it makes us happy! :)

When we exercise, our body releases these feel good neurotransmitters called endorphins. The increase in endorphins in our body leads to a feeling of euphoria, modulation of appetite, the release of different sex hormones, and an enhancement of immune response which combats the negative effect of stress.

1. just choose what you think you will love. Select physical activities that you enjoy. If you enjoy lifting weights then don't begin training for a marathon or try a thriathlon. Stick with what you like doing to keep motivation levels high.
2. choose your inspiration. This is what others called #fitspiration.. Mine is Ina Raymundo and Jennilyn Mercado. Like them, I'm also a mom who would want to have a healthy and maintain a voluptuous body. Hehe.

We could still exercise even on rainy season with the following:
 - crossfit (strength and resistance training)
 - pilates (carve the core) for the back and core
 - yoga (corrects posture)
 - spin class (ride and burn calories)
 - kickboxing (burn calories and fats)

Stop saying "You can't. You can!". Overcome the things you once thought you can't do. There's no where to go but UP! - Melissa Gohing

Whatever exercise you try, you will soon discover its major benefit. It allows you to forget your problems. Exercise helps you to shed the day's irritations and the focus you place on your feel good exercise results in higher energy levels and optimism can help you feel clearer and calmer. It maintains a more positive look afterwards. Melissa left us with a quote from J. K. Rowling " And so, rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life"

IG: @gohingmelissa
Twitter: @gohingmelissa

This for me is a definition of a strong woman:

- a strong woman, is not the one who doesn't cry. A strong person is the one who cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again.

- strong women wear their pain like they do stilletos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.

- a strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again and perseveres. no matter what life throws at her

-"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Kadmacher 

In between talks, there are games, raffles, yummy snacks and treats from sponsors.

As early as 12pm, Bellas are lined up and thrilled while waiting for the registration to open
 - Goodies up for grabs
- The venue
Each registered Bella, got to win on the raffle draw ♥ Sponsors are : Ponds, Mister Donut, ZAP, Celeteque, Wrangler, Benefit, Dermclinic, Azta Urban Salon, Serenitea, Red Mango, Subic Grand Seas, Goody, Havaianas, Parisian, Browhaus, Strip Manila, CBTL, Cupcakes by Sonja, Pet express, Pest Busters and Captain Pepper. Nobody went home empty- handed ;) PLUS each bella has a loot bag of goodies from generous sponsors.

Happy Bellas enjoying yummy treats and snacks from Mister Donut

The event was hosted by Ms. Apple David
TV and Events Host - PBA Courtside Reporter -Endorser
IG : @apppledavid
Twitter : @apppledavid

Thank you for these goodies, BDJ Team! ♥

Thank you BDJ Team for choosing me as one of the winners of #BDJAWomanWhoMatters: A Bella Story. This makes me feel blessed. I want to inspire more people thru my articles and be a blessing to others as well.

This is my winning entry.Click here


You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. -Maya Angelou


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Monday, August 3, 2015

Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE

Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on November 25, 2015, Monday and brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations.

#AECoE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with senior leaders from the biggest brands in Asia Pacific region and in which the leading e-commerce experts from emerging markets, award winning e-commerce players and established e-retailers in APAC gather under one roof. Industry leaders will share independent experiences and insights for delegates from different countries. You can be a part of this inspiring environment and benefit from the excellent networking opportunities it offers.  

It features: Pre-conference sessions on ePayments, eLogistics and ePrivacy Opening reception Conference programme Over 15 local and  international high level speakers 30+ sponsors 1 hour of networking

What will you learn: ·         Market Analysis ·         Digital Marketing ·         CRM ·         Strategy ·         E Commerce ·         Going Global  

Why you should attend: ·         To grow your business ·         To meet investors ·         300 APAC Audience ·         Maximizing cross border e commerce  

• Speakers and Attendees will be coming from various industries.

#AECoE is not just about learning but a potential future collaboration that’s why we allot time for networking.  
Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) is expecting 300 visitors & up to 30 companies to share their products and services in the expo.

For more info please check & for partnership/sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at
Registration Fee per delegate:  Php 3,000.00 (Inclusion: Snacks and Lunch, Conference and Expo.)