#GerifiedPH: SJCAM Grand Launch

SJCAM in partnership with Lucky HR launched the SJ8 Series officially at the Bonifacio Hall, Shangrila at the Fort and was hosted by Ms. Philippines 2012 Stephanie Stefanowitz.

Mr. Edward Anthony Pineda, Lucky HR Manager gave his opening remarks, announced the start of SJCAM launch, and brief the audience to the history and how Lucky HR has started and rise in the online shopping industry.

DId you know? Lucky HR received the “King of Electronics” Award

Lucky HR company’s hard work and dedication has led it to become SJCAM’s official online distributor nationwide. He also unveiled the latest SJCAM Series, the SJ8.

SJCAM Regional Director, Mr. Victor Wang graced the stage and delivered an inspirational speech on what has brought upon the achievements of the company and its plan for future expansion.

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Lucky HR also announced to be the Official Online Distributor of SJCAM here in the Philippines – Lazada and Shoppee.

Arnold Balao of Lazada and Vajpayee Akshay of Shoppee gave recognition to Lucky HR as Official Online Store of SJCAM. Mr. Edward Pineda handed out token of appreciation for the partnerships, followed by the official wine toasting. The guests were invited to the exhibit of the SJ8 series, and to be familiarize with the specifications of each.

SJ8 Php 9,989.00

SJ8 Plus Php 15,999.00

Sj8 Air Php 4,999.00

Follow LuckyHR Philippines on Facebook for more info: https://www.facebook.com/LuckyHrPH/

Learn more about SJCAM on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSJCAMPhilippines/



The 1st ever InstaGuam Fair, held last June 1 to 3 at Bonifacio High Street – Taguig, was a rousing success. Attended by media editors, celebrities, influencers, and regular Juans, the event proved that Guam is ready to be in the forefront of tourism in the Philippines.

Coconut Toast

INSTAGUAM was the perfect header to the campaign because it fully encapsulated the initiative’s objective to drive Guam as an ‘instant destination’ through ‘instant share ability on social media’.

The island paradise, albeit small and sparsely populated, boasts a rich culture unparalleled by any other. It’s Chamorro heritage can be seen in traditional performances, clothing, and their cuisine, yet, everything feels familiar and relatable because of the heavy influences brought forth by various cultures and immigrants.


In this day and age, people are so used to having things readily available at all times. In Guam’s case, an instant vacation means it has to be a quick and enjoyable getaway. Only 3 hours away from Manila, Guam is a viable destination for weekend wanderers who wish to unwind for a few days. More so, fun and enjoyment are always guaranteed due to the plethora of activities and tourist destinations on the island.

Mr. Nathan Denight, President & CEO of Guam Visitors Bureau, put it best: “You can sky-dive in the morning, and you can scuba-dive in the afternoon, everything is that close.”


Social media is the perfect vehicle to directly communicate Guam’s winning qualities to the market. From its untouched natural wonders to man-made locations like Two Lover’s Point, Guam is the perfect backdrop to anyone’s Instagram feed.

Hafa Adai 🇬🇺

These two pillars, combined with great food and Guam’s unique Chamorro hospitality, were front and center during the 3-day Guam extravaganza.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

To commence day 1 of the festivities, a media launch was held to showcase the very best offerings from Guam. Media attendees were treated to authentic Chamorro dishes, such as red rice, Chicken Kelaguen and Tinala Katne, while Jesse & Ruby with the Guam Hafa Adai Show performers took the stage to entertain the crowd with an electrifying presentation of Chamorro song and dance. The event was then opened to the public at 6:00PM.

Event held at BGC

The succeeding days allowed GVB, its co-exhibitor GEDA, and event partners to further promote their products and services to the public. From discounted airline tickets (courtesy of Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and United Airline), to special hotel rates and tour packages, travel opportunities were plenty thanks to sponsors like Pacific Star, PacTours, Vacation Guam, Discover Guam, Phil-Guam USA and Two Lovers Point.

In addition to the activities highlighting the simplicity and vivacity of Guam’s everyday living, audiences were able to participate in different coconut-related games, such as the Coconut Olympics, Tap the Coconut, and Coconut Grinding Contest. More so, Ms Marte Hara-Parr of Discover Guam brought the house down with a spontaneous Chamorro dance class that got everyone grooving, including the event’s security team, much to everyone’s delight.

More about #InstaGUAM here.

The exhibition culminated with an SM raffle giveaway courtesy of Pacific Star Resort and Spa, Kloppenburg Enterprise, Wyndham Garden Guam, and PhilGuam USA Travel and Tours. Raffle winners will be announced in GVB’s social media accounts, so make sure to follow @VisitGuamPH on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Finally, the over-all success of the event was able to establish two things; first, Filipinos are economically capable to travel abroad should they wish to do so, and second, Guam is on its way to becoming the next IT travel destination for Filipinos.

To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s PH Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/visitguamph, or you may follow the @visitguamph page on Instagram.

#GERIFIEDPH: Taiwan Excellence Day 2018


When I hear Taiwan, two things always comes up in my mind, F4 and the Taipei 101. F4 being the leading boy band in the first ever Asia-novela in the Philippines, Meteor Garden; and Taipei 101 located in Nothern Taiwan, being the 8th tallest building in the world.

Well, yours truly learned a whole lot more after I attended my first ever Taiwan Excellence Day. Held last week, June 15 – 16, Taiwan Excellence celebrated its first leg of events for their 5th year here in the Philippines at SMX, SM Aura. And it was Taiwan-tastic!


Fact Check: Economics and Statistics

Taiwan is small in landmass with 36,197 square kilometre. This limitation in land area was actually the significant factor why the country has focused its growth to five innovative research projects mainly Green Energy at Tainan and Kaohsiung, Biotech & Pharmaceutical at Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan, Asian Silicon Valley at Taoyuan, Smart Machinery at Taichung and National Defence at Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. These innovative research has taken crucial economic growth for Taiwan with 2.598% leading increase last year of 2017.


Known for its exportable goods and technology, Taiwan is ranked 18th worldwide as a primary exporter to China and Hongkong, Asean, United States, European Union and Japan.

Taiwan in the Engineering Field

One of the things that personally impressed me was the fact that Taiwan is the world’s 5th machine tool exporting country and 7th in machine tool maker in the world. One of fastest moving material in the construction world is the textile, and it’s amazing to learn that a small country contributed 70% in functional textiles market share worldwide! It will only follow that their education system is world-class with 11 Taiwanese universities included in Top 500 universities worldwide.

One of the Taiwan Technologies I encountered was Atop Industrial Networking and Computing System through Mr. Jopson Li, President Director of Atop Technology. This Taiwanese company supplies power substations in railways, helping them to be efficient by minimizing input and maximizing outputs, all while maintaining upkeep and safety in open harsh and challenging environments. They even manage railway and trackside system with complex and intelligent computers that bring about existing and future transport infrastructures – reducing environmental impact while increasing safety and complying with traffic demands.

Smart Technology, Smart Living

The event featured more Taiwanese products than last year. From ingenious communication gadgets, connectivity solutions to households, offices and business needs. I just learned that Asus is proudly Taiwan with new ROG notebooks, premium notebooks and the latest Asus smartphone line – Zenfone 5 and Max Pro featured, Asus Philippines Head of Marketing, Mr. Anvey Factora shared to us that as of to date, Asus has over 16,000 employees worldwide, with 13 Billion US Dollars in revenue for the year 2017.

Gigabyte Product Trainer, Ms. Mary Grace Martinez on the otherhand, gave us a peek on what’s hot in the gaming world. Aside from the Virtual Reality Games with sensor glasses for the eyes and easy-to-hold navigators for both hands, we were introduced to Auros – a software for multi-dimensional games and Brix – a very portable gaming PC device with ultra-thin design and built-in module so you can carry your games anytime, anywhere!

Other excellent Taiwanese brands that caught my attentions are:

Paper Shoot Camera – a digital camera made of paper, stone paper or wood.

Departure Carry-On and Luggage – economical and space saving, the traveling bags are made with 100% virgin Bayer molded polycarbonate with high impact-resistance but lightweight, resilient and durable.

Tatung Kitchenwares – One of the Tatum product I discovered was the Micom Cooker Detachable cooking pot that not only cook different kind of rice grains, it could also grill and make cake. The best part about it, is that it has smart touch panel and present timer feature.

Brands present in the events also includes D-Link, Microlife, Kingmax, Thermaltake, Transcend, Tuma and many more. The featured brands has innovative products that provides tremendous value to users, old and new, worldwide.

Aside from highlighting Taiwanese brands and products, the event was also jampacked with raffle prizes in an hourly Happy Hours, live perfomances by Billy Crawford and Yeng Constantino, and special guests like the Formosa Bear, Maymay Entrata and the VIPs of the Taiwan community.

Aside from Taiwan’s technology, yours truly is always excited on trying out Taiwan’s palate; their street cuisines like Bubble Tea, Shaved Iced Desserts, Braised Pork Rice are just some of the most loved. We even made our own homemade version of xiaolongbao! Recipe and ingredients soon!

Following this successful event, Taiwan Excellence will held successive events on the following dates:

July 21-22: Taiwan Excellence Basketball Camp at SM Music Hall

August 16-18: Systems Integration Philippines at SMX Convention Center Manila

November 8-11: PhilConstruct at SMX Convention Center Manila

November 30-December 12: Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone at Glorietta Activity Center

Like Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/

Taiwan Excellence connects Filipinos to a smarter world




Exciting brands and fun activities await at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16. The program aims to promote Taiwan as the Asian economic powerhouse’s vibrant image, culture, brands, and industries to enhance awareness and business cooperation with Philippine consumers and partners. Taiwan Excellence’s first event for 2018 also marks the campaign’s 5th year in the country.


Organized by The Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan Excellence Day kicks off with a forum entitled “Smart Technology, Smart Living.” The program gathers key industry players and thought leaders on tech-driven lifestyles. They discuss and promote the use and integration of technology in the everyday lives of Filipinos, addressing the needs and demands of an increasingly digital society.


The brand representatives present ingenious communication and connectivity solutions for households, offices, and businesses. ASUS launches their new ROG notebooks, premium notebook devices, and latest additions to their smartphone line– the Zenfone 5 and Max Pro (M1). Atop Technologies, Inc., highlight their 3G/4G  Internet of Things Gateway to connect and remotely supervise multiple field devices. D-Link brings their latest product line for consumer, Small and medium businesses and Surveillance Business. Lastly, Gigabyte showcases their 300-series chipset & Gaming Series, which includes the Z370, H370, B350 Aorus motherboards for action-packed gaming.

Guests can also look forward to a special dance performance by Billy Crawford and an outstanding mini concert by Yeng Constantino. Hurry as happy hour, raffle draws and exclusive prizes await! For more information, check out taiwanexcellence.ph or facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.



About Taiwan Excellence

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All Products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards, based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 102 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA

The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT’s role and position have been adapted regularly to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT guides and works with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities, both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for several decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, quasi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

#GerifiedPH: Cheez Whiz CheeseVentions

CW flatlay 2.jpgLast week, the boys and I had a cheese-tastic afternoon at Cowcium’s Thickness 101 Workshop with Chef DJ Santos and Mom-baby tandem, Bettina and Gummy Carlos. It was held at the SM Megamall Event Center wherein we were treated with cheesy delights and a “cooking demo” that deemed us to be Certified CheeseVentors!

Posted by Gerilen & Jer Sons on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dabibot’s Leaning Tower of Cheez Whiz

Dabibot’s very first cheesy masterpiece, the Leaning Tower of CheezWhiz! With the toddler-friendly anatomy of easy-to-squeeze-with-nozzle Cheez Whiz, this two-year old cheeseventor just can’t help his self from drizzling gooey cheese over and over again.


The viscous slow-motion effect of the CheezWhiz thickness is mesmerizing to his young keen eyes.

Kulayot’s Cheesy Indian Teepee for Cowcium

A twist to the Indian Teepee, this incident has been the cheesiest, gooey-est Cheez Whiz Cheesevention JC has ever made!


Kulayot’s personalized tepee for Cheez Whiz’s favourite cow, Cowcium is all about drizzling cheez whiz and sprinkling candies.

Cheesy Trees

Nutritious food will not sound boring and bland with a twist of Cheez Whiz!

Juicy, crispy broccoli fries with cheez whiz dip. Kulayot requested French fries kind of broccoli for meryenda. It is healthier and it’s Dabibot approved! And not just broccoli, as long as its a vegetable, be it the green leaves of kangkong, or the long crunchy baguio beans, as long as you have Cheez Whiz for dip, it would be a blockbuster! #beentheredonethat

What makes Cheez Whiz a sure hit to my Jersons?

Aside from being a good source of calcium, which makes it Mommy-approved, Cheez Whiz has

  • Explosion of Flavor! Each thick scoop, dollop, or spread is so packed with flavour, that every bite bursts with cheesy goodness.
  • Super Filling! With its thickness, you won’t just get a fullness of flavour, but also fullness in feeling.
  • One little scoop, one big spread! Because it’s so thick, every scoop goes a long way. So you also get more out of every bottle or pack! Sulit!
  • Partner with anything! Keep the boring away! Another awesome thing about thickness? It’s so easy to spread or put into any type of snack.

More Cheezventure photos here.

Rich in flavor, nakaka-busog, high in Calcium and endless cheesy possibilities! These are the very reason why we keep on making simot the Cheez Whiz till the very last drip on easy-squeeze pack and last pahid of pan de sal on the Cheez Whiz glass jar! Ha! Breakfast, meryenda in the morning and afternoon, even midnight cravings, solved!