Game of Drones: 3rd Flight

Following its success for two consecutive years, the country’s biggest drone competition dubbed as Game of Drones returns this year for the third flight which took off on May 25, 2019 in Industria at the Circulo Verde.

 

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Game of Drones: 3rd Flight is one such event, which provided FPV (First-Person View)
pilots and drone enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their flying skills without having to wander far from the city, thanks to Industria’s wide open spaces which is ideal for those who love to fly drones.
Adventures, of course, should be complemented by other lifestyle pleasures and that’s why on ground, there was as much excitement as that in the skies. Tintin Babao, among many other celebrities, held the Celebrity Bazaar to be enjoyed by everyone. Food merchants were present to ensure that everyone was revved up for a whole day of fun.

The contest covered three categories – Time Trial, and the Rotocross finals, all of which
allowed participants to battle in various contests for supremacy of the skies.
Time Trial is a spec/open class category, where individual competitors raced to fly their
drone across the 300-meter track for one lap with up to four pilots per race. With up to four pilots per race, the winner Gabriel Villaver, flew his drone within the shortest time took home a cash prize of P30,000. Runners-up were Jerico Taleon and August Gatchalian Jr.
Rotocross is a spec class game. For this, participants were again grouped into batches of
four for the elimination round. They flew their drones through a marked course, and the
racers who finished first per batch moved up the ladder of eliminations. For the third year in a row, champion Jerico Taleon received a P20,000, a trophy, and a LowePro bag.
Runners-up were Gabriel Villaver and August Gatchalian Jr.

Lastly, a Drone Photography also took place as an opportunity for photography enthusiasts to take breathtaking aerial shots within the Circulo Verde vicinity. This gave them the freedom to unleash their creativity using their drones. The top submitted entries were shown at the venue for judging, and the winner who took home P5,000 was Lawrence Samaco.
Drone hobbyists, enthusiasts, novice racers, and those who just want a taste of some
outdoor fun were present to experience and watch as the drones battled for supremacy of the skies.
Industria is located within Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City, an active lifestyle and entertainment destination that has become a haven for those who love one-of-a-kind
adventures. It has an interesting mix of tenants composed of a neighborhood grocery,
unique gastronomic concepts, a fitness center, weekend markets and envisioned to be a
venue for street art shows, and music festivals.
For more information, check out the Game of Drones social media pages and Ortigas Malls website:
https://www.facebook.com/gameofdrones.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/CirculoVerde.Ortigas/

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Enjoy all things Korean at BGC’s K-Street Festival!

Do you love K-pop, samgyeopsal, K-drama, Seoul’s street fashion, and K-beauty? If so, then you should definitely head over to the K-Street Festival, which will blow you away with the best of K-culture in one jam-packed event!
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Happening at Bonifacio High Street’s C1 Park from May 31 to June 1, and at the BGC
Amphitheater from June 1 to June 2, this weekend brings you a taste of the best that Korea has to offer.
As part of BGC’s Summer on the Street series, K-Street Festival promises awesome offerings such as performances from Pinoy Kpop Star winners, Korean street food & pop up shops, k-merchandise, all-day fun & games, and so much more. This one-of-a-kind festival promises to delight everyone with traditional and contemporary Korean activities that showcase the wonderful culture of this country.
Celebrating the depth and breadth of Korea’s rich culture, K-Street Festival will have seven zones at the C1 park, plus a whole lot more activities at the BGC Amphitheater that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Korea. Get ready to check all these out for must-try experiences!
Making a splash with the K-wave’s Music and Entertainment Crazy about BTS, Blackpink, or Exo? Then head over to the KPop zone,the first of sevezones at Bonifacio High Street’s C1 Park, where you can listen to your favorite K-pop artists, and play exciting games to win different freebies. This zone, organized with the Philippine K– Pop Convention, Inc. (PKCI), will also offer an assortment of K-pop merchandise to kickstart (or complete!) your collection.
Are you a K-drama fan? Then indulge in some of your favorite Korean shows through Netflix and VIU’s streaming services at the street festival. Enjoy Korean dramas and movies you’ve never seen before, all offered with multiple language subtitles.
A taste of the Korean lifestyle Treat your taste buds over at the KFood Zone, where you can savor the flavors of authentic Koreanfood.Whetherits kimchi,bibimbap,kalbijim,orwhateverelse strikes your fancy, you’re sure to find mouthwatering delights that will get you burping in no time.
If you can’t wait to visit Seoul’s spectacular sights, head over to the K-Tour zone, where you can check out the various tours and travel options available. Organized by the Korea Tourism Organization which has promoted diplomatic relations between the Philippines and South Korea over the past 70 years, this zone will give you a sneak peek of why Korea is visited by over 10 million tourists every year.
Next, check out the K-Fashion and Beauty zone, organized in partnership with Hanbok
Palace. Try out some Korean traditional clothing and take some selfies. Of course, you can also shop for some Korean fashion wear and accessories.
If you want some high-tech fun, head over to the K-Tech zone, which promises to enthrall you with cutting-edge Korean innovations. Enjoy the ultimate VR experience with Samsung, allowing you to enjoy movies and video games on a whole new level. You can also get your hands on Coreon Mobile, an innovative mobile postpaid service from IT Corea, that lets you enjoy 3 numbers in one SIM card.
For even more action, head over to the K-Sport zone, where you can witness traditional Korean performances and k-sports. You can even try your hand at the games and win some exciting prizes.
Indulge in the K-mmunity K-POP Madness As an added treat, head over to the other side of the festivities at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater where BGC in partnership with Globe Prepaid, Globe at Home and Pulp have lined up huge surprises for fans of K-pop heavy weights TWICE and TVXQ! Attendees can get first dibs on concert tickets, win exciting freebies, and participate in themed booths and activities.
What are you waiting for? Enjoy non-stop activities and performances throughout the weekend.
Whether you’re an avid K-culture enthusiast, or just a curious adventurer, you can look forward to lots of exciting offerings at the KStreet Festival running from May 31 to June 2. Add to thfun by bringing friends and family to Bonifacio High Street, and discover more of what Summer on the Street 2019 has to offer.
For more details, you may check out Bonifacio High Street’s official Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/BoniHighStreet/.

Scarlet Snow Belo goes glamping with her fellow NANKIDs

Find out what she and her pals at NANKID discovered!

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It’s a jungle out there, and even parents of celebrity kids like Scarlet Snow Belo know that they have to equip their children with the right tools to reshape their future and help them realize the best possibilities for themselves.

To get Scarlet Snow Belo and children like her ready for the challenges of the future, Nestlé NANKID held the NANKID Reshape Glamp last May 21 at The Courtyard at Enderun, Taguig City, where parents and kids geared up for an adventure that helped them develop an optimal growth mindset, understand optimal nutrition; and that when combined, can lead to optimal development.

Scarlet Snow along with her friends and their parents jumped with delight  as they reached the camp grounds filled with colorful canvas tents and learning activities for each family.

“We are happy that Scarlet Snow is part of NANKID Reshape Glamp. We know she will learn a lot, especially the importance of staying physically healthy and facing every possibility positively. We also see this as an opportunity for us, as her parents, develop an optimal growth mindset that would help us to reshape our daughter’s future,” said Hayden Kho.

By combining this optimal growth mindset with optimal nutrition provided by NANKID, Nestle hopes to lay the groundwork for optimal development that will reshape the children’s future.

The activities kicked off with a camper’s assembly, where the families met the camp masters, who explained the rules and the activities. Nestlé NANKID carefully curated each activity, to showcase how every challenge can be turned into a growth opportunity.

To get the ball rolling, the kids were brought to a pond for an activity called Fishing for Nutrition, wherein the kids gamely went fishing for nutrition tips. Here, they discovered how good nutrition, such as that provided by Nestle NANKID, plays a key role in ensuring that an individual grows up to be healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Still hyped up from the first activity, Scarlet and friends were then introduced to the play mountain, a mountain hiking-inspired board game. In this game, children throw a giant dice to get to the summit and finish the positivity trail. They could land on a space that makes it faster for them to reach the summit, but they could also land on a space that would force them to go back several notches. Each space had a message for the parents and children to make them reflect on the moves they have taken. Through the game, families realize that challenges can actually be growth opportunities.

This was followed by a short and interactive storytelling session to cap off the whole glamp experience. Led by a camp master, kids had to run, hop, jump, and interact with others to tell stories. This fun-filled activity showed the parents how kids easily mirror their actions and the people around them.

After a full day of non-stop discoveries, Scarlet and her pals gathered with their parents to share their aspirations and spoke of the possibilities that have yet to come.

Indeed, it was a beautiful day at Nestlé NANKID’s Reshape Glamp for Scarlet Snow, her pals, and all the guests. It was a lovely sight to behold as children and parents expressed their earnest hopes about life’s possibilities and becoming the best versions of themselves.

“It is very gratifying to see children like Scarlet Snow, along with their parents, on their journey to embracing an optimal growth mindset.  Complemented by optimal nutrition, parents can reshape their children’s future and help them to achieve their dreams,” concluded Ms. Jean Espino, Vice President for Marketing, Nestlé Premium Milks.

Don’t miss the opportunity to help reshape your children’s future and unlock the possibilities of tomorrow, today. Visit www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO for more details.

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NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR and NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR are not breastmilk substitutes. These products are for healthy children above 3 years of age.

4th Regional Travel Fair pushes for domestic tourism

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Spearheaded by the revitalized Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the 4th Regional Travel Fair in Clark, Pampanga recently concluded with a wide range of activities such as business-to-business sessions, a two-day business-to-consumer exhibit, forums and pre-event tours to further increase nationwide domestic tourist arrivals while promoting sustainable tourism in private-public initiatives and programs. The four-day travel fair highlighted two main events: business-to-consumer exposition attended by hundreds of travel enthusiasts, and participated in by the biggest tour operators and local tourism officers in the country to market their special travel deals and promos; and the business-to-business travel exchange that enabled participating buyers and sellers to network and discuss investment opportunities to generate leads and sales. Present during the opening ceremony were (L-R) DOT Region 10 director Marie Elaine Unchuan, TPB Domestic Department OIC Nerissa Juan, Philippine Airlines Luzon Station area head Christopher Lebumfacil, TPB Corporate Affairs Sector acting deputy chief operating officer Joselito Gregorio, Cebu Pacific sales director Agnes Gupalor, and TPB Domestic Promotions – Sales Division OIC Cesar Villanueva.

Unique Pinoy specialties highlighted in Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition #SolaneKitchenHero

Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition yet. Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. This regional-to-national cooking tilt will go from north to south, and across 16 regional stops in the country to recognize a new generation of talented chefs.

“We believe that the Philippines has some of the best and most talented chefs in the world,” says Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo. “Through the Solane Kitchen Hero competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage. At the same time, we are on a quest to explore and highlight Filipino specialties that are unique to our provinces.”

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For this one-of-a-kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three (3) years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They must be currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any food service establishment.

The competition will comprise of two (2) rounds. Round one will be the regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who a¬¬-mong them will represent their region in the national competition. Round two will be the semi-finals and grand finals where all regional champions will cook-off to find out who among them will be hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition.

The culinary creations will be judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen. It will be based on the following criteria: 50% featured ingredients and 50% originality and creativity. The competition will conclude on September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila.

The winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al Dente. Minor sponsors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, Fastcat, Chef’s Garb, and National Bookstore.

To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website www.solane.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph/

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For more information, please contact Fuentes Manila:
Kimberly Tsao 0998 987 8362
Jennylyn Prieto 0998 840 5580

“WATCH: Fun, laughter, and play for families this summer ”

Psychologist and family expert Dr. Michele Alignay gives us tips on practicing real play
this summer through the #WeHaveEachOther video series
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WATCH: Fun, laughter, and play for families this summer learn how to build better and stronger relationships through fun, laughter, and play with SM’s #WeHaveEachOther campaign, a weekly video series that centers on the importance of social play in the family, featuring psychologist and family expert Dr. Michele Alignay.
“The videos aim to encourage parents to go out and play with their kids especially this summer and remind them about the value of time they spend with their families,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls SVP for marketing.
Join Dr. Alignay as she walks us through the how to’s of bringing fun and laughter into play this summer through the #WeHaveEachOther snackable video series released every week from April until May on SM Supermalls’ Facebook page. The videos tackle a range of topics that help foster the kids’ social skills through playing, learning, exploring, and a lot more.
As a plus point, post a photo of yourself doing the challenge in the comments section using the hashtags #WeHaveEachOther, #SummerPlayDaysAtSM, and #FAMomentsAtSM for a chance to win SM gift certificates!
Had enough of the heat? Cool down with families and friends this summer as SM Supermalls offers an exciting line up of activities and deals for families to enjoy such as bazaars, costume contests, pampering and dining deals, digital activations, and art & crafts workshops!
For more information and event schedule, visit www.smsupermalls.com. Laugh and play
with kids this summer and let them know that #WeHaveEachOther!

PHINMA Education and Quest Aim to Inspire Filipino Youth to Fulfill Their Dreams

PHINMA Education, a network of schools fast emerging as a leader in providing accessible quality education, has partnered with musician Jose Villanueva III, also known as Quest, for a campaign to inspire young Filipinos to pursue their education and fulfill their dreams.

PHINMA Education has launched the campaign with Quest’s new song “Sasamahan Kita,” which talks about keeping dreams alive in the face of challenges and counting on a support system to achieve a brighter future. This supports the company’s longstanding mission of “making lives better through education.”

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In writing “Sasamahan Kita,” Quest took inspiration from his own childhood. Battling poverty, Quest found his first mentor in his grandmother, a teacher, who taught him the value of education and the importance of having a strong role model.

“My grandmother took care of us from the start. I placed myself in her—a teacher’s—shoes and wrote about the experience. I saw how much she dedicated her life to her profession. I saw her dedication and hard work,” shared Quest. “She inspired me to work hard and never give up.”

For Quest, his grandmother’s example led him to value education and seek people who would support him and his dreams.

“I’m a big advocate of getting an education and having the right mentors. I had to learn that I needed to surround myself with the right people,” he added. “The people in my life gave me the confidence I needed to dream and achieve, no matter how small.”

It was Quest’s passion for education and desire to pay it forward that inspired PHINMA Education to link up with the artist.

“When the opportunity to work with a passionate partner like PHINMA Education was presented, I gladly accepted. Through this anthem, we aim to raise the spirits of the Filipino youth, remind them of the value of education, and even pursue their educational opportunities with PHINMA Education,” said Quest.

“At PHINMA Education, we believe that education is key to creating a better, brighter future,” shared PHINMA Education President Chito Salazar. “We share Quest’s advocacy giving Filipino youth a strong support system. Working on ‘Sasamahan Kita’ has given us the chance to highlight how education has changed the lives of our own students and those of young Filipinos from households with limited income across the country.”

Quest’s music video for “Sasamahan Kita” features PHINMA Education institution Araullo University (Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija) and the stories of three of its students: Harry Bibat, a BS Criminology student who moonlights as a tricycle driver; Aldrin Aquino, a BS Civil Engineering student who works as a student assistant; and Erika Balaoing, a BS Civil Engineering student who makes a living as a farmer to help support her family and her studies.

With PHINMA Education, students like Harry, Aldrin, and Erika have access to an education that focuses on active learning; provides an industry-relevant, skills-oriented curriculum; and encourages them to develop their soft skills and leverage their motivations to create tangible results. They also have access to scholarship programs without a grade retention component, making it easier for students to stay in school and complete their degree programs.

To date, PHINMA Education’s network covers Araullo University (Nueva Ecija), Cagayan de Oro College (Cagayan de Oro), Southwestern University (Cebu), University of Iloilo (Iloilo), University of Pangasinan (Pangasinan), and Saint Jude College (Manila).

PHINMA Education’s structured, gritty approach to education has already started to bear fruit. More than 80% of its graduates find employment within a year of their graduation. In addition, the PHINMA Education schools have recorded a 100% passing rate for first-time examinees in 40 different board examinations, including nursing, civil engineering, accountancy, criminology, and education.

For more info on PHINMA Education, visit www.phinma.edu.ph. Stream “Sasamahan Kita” on Quest’s official Spotify channel and watch the official music video on PHINMA Education’s official Facebook page (@phinmaeducation) and YouTube channel (PHINMA Education).