It’s That Time of the Year Again: Filipino Bloggers Network Get Together 2017

It’s that time of the year again 🙂

Now on its fifth year, the annual Get-Together & Christmas party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN) has become bigger and brighter with more sponsors and partners giving their support to one of the most active blogger group in the country today.

Salu, a popular Filipino restaurant in Quezon City, will be hosting this year’s gathering of bloggers and online influencers on December 12. Another co-main sponsor is SvelT’i, a skin clinic that provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology.

FBN members anticipate the yearly gathering as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers from around the Philippines to interact with other members from different part of the country. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz led by its admin Lariza Garcia, expect the annual event to be even more fun-filled and exciting in the years to come.

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:

Salu

An all authentic Filipino restaurant. A journey to more than 7,107 taste bud experience. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saluresto/

SvelT’i Slim, Trim & Glim

Provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. They offer non-invasive body and skin rejuvenation therapies to improve body curvatures and reverse the signs of aging. Website: http://svelti.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/sveltiph | IG: https://www.instagram.com/svelti_ph/

Unilab

The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Website: https://www.unilab.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/Unilab / IG: https://www.instagram.com/unilab/

Dermcare is one of the Philippines’ leading skin, hair, and wellness centers. Escape from life’s daily stresses, and bask in pure body and soul pampering in their network of branches all over the country. Website: http://www.dermcareprofessional.com | FB: https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare/ | IG: https://instagram.com/dermcarephilippines

Gardenia Galicia is Gardenia’s delightfully delicious surprise for the whole family. The best complement to your favorite bread! Choose from 2 exciting flavors -Hazelnut and Milky Chocolate! Website: http://www.gardenia.com.ph | FB: https://web.facebook.com/DeliciaPhilippines/

JJEMM Service Apartment opened its 2-bedroom apartment last December 2016 to serve the short term stay requirements of travelers (families, balikbayan, couples and group of friends) to Bataan. The apartment is fully furnished and bedrooms are equipped with air conditioner. NOW, no need to worry about booking process and have your stay in the beautiful province of Bataan because JJEMM Service Apartment is now on Airbnb: https://abnb.me/EVmg/353UwdZLJI

Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East. Website: http://tritanventures.com/tritan/ | FB: https://web.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics/

Porky Pit is a new Brand of Diancia Trading Inc, that will engage a business using a best part of lechon “Lechon Belly” in a theme of “Cebu Lechon on the Go” a Lechon in a Shawarma? So Filipino would not just eat Lechon whenever there is gathering but it is now on the go. FB: https://web.facebook.com/PorkyPitOfficial/ | IG: http://www.instagram.com/porkypitofficial

Cebuana Llhuillier is the Philippines’ leading and largest non-bank financial services provider specializing in pawning, remittance, and micro-insurance. Website: https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com | FB: https://web.facebook.com/cebuanalhuillierpawnshop/

PR Partners

Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency uncover creative ways to reach untapped markets – whatever or wherever they may be, using alternative, aggressive yet more cost-effective methods. It also offers niche marketing with different media. Wherever are the right opportunities, Trendspotting is there to catch great results. FB: https://www.facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy/

Mode Devi is the company behind ExperienceTravel.Ph which is a travel & lifestyle magazine for everyone and where you can share your own passions, and the travel, food and lifestyle finds along your journey. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceTravel.Ph/

OCI Group is a full-service agency ready to take on the challenge of the fast changing and demanding world of communications. The goal is to provide clients with strategic communications campaigns that are well integrated with client’s goals, responsive to the needs of client’s public and provide value for every investment entrusted to their team. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocigroupph/

Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Website: https://www.havasortega.com

Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations. Website: https://www.perceptions-inc.com/

Strategic Works, Inc. works with the possibility of making an idea come to life as they spot the hot buttons that unlock consumers’ hearts and brand success. They do Public Relations, Creative Services, Activations, Events Management, Digital Marketing and Advocacy and Social Marketing. Website: https://www.stratworks.ph/

Catalytx is a seamless strategic marketing partner to its worthy Clients, committed to helping them build their brands and grow their business. As the name implies, Catalytx is a catalyst for provoking and inspiring change for the better and in becoming the spark that ignites and shapes the world. Website: https://www.catalyx.com/

FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR. Website: https://www.fuentesmanila.com/

LeapOut Digital has the technical knowledge, industry experience and full access to hardworking digital tools required to deliver high- performance digital marketing campaigns for their clients. The Manila and Australia operations give LeapOut Digital the wealth of expertise and the full support necessary to create successful digital marketing programs for their suki. Website: https://www.leapoutdigital.com

PRC Inc. is an integrated marketing communications company with PR as its core competency. Our services include brand and corporate PR, mounting of media related events, tactical monitoring and crisis management. Website: http://www.teamprcinc.com

M2Comms – As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, it’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Website: http://www.m2comms.com

Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion in helping businesses reach its higher potential and thus amplify the business, and provide business solutions through various marketing strategies. Website: http://mplify-ph.com

Digital Circles is a digital marketing services PH firm specializing in social media consulting & organizing digital campaigns for brands & organizations. Website: http://digitalcircles.asia

BLOG SPONSORS

One Proud Momma http://www.oneproudmomma.com/

Hot Fun Stuffs http://www.hotfunstuffs.com

Echusera http://www.echusera.com

Tech and Innovations http://www.techandinnovations.info

Moments Around the Corner http://www.larizagarcia.com

Mom Online Magazine http://www.momonlinemag.info

A Pioneering Move: Unioil Opens Its 1st Electric Vehicle Charging Station

We take time to salute and commend a pioneering move in this part of the world. A move that will also be beneficial for the environment.

Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. (Unioil) has unveiled its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station on its newly-opened Unioil Solar Hybrid service station at Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City. The state-of-the-art Mitsubishi i-MiEV fully-electric vehicle and the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) were showcased during the event.

Present during the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Unioil Vice President Noel Soriano, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) Vice President for Business Planning and Public Relations Department Renato Lampano, and other guests.

“We commend Unioil for its initiative to showcase renewable energy in its first hybrid gasoline station. Like Unioil, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation is striving to reduce carbon footprint by developing technologies for improving fuel economy and electric-powered systems. The Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) and Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) are proof of this concept,” Lampano said.

“We are very proud to open the first of many Unioil EV charging stations aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles in the country. We invite everyone to visit our Unioil hybrid station to see and experience the future,” Soriano said.

This latest effort is part of Unioil’s “Doing Our Part” campaign which the company launched in November to encourage Filipinos to make a difference in society through small, everyday actions and responsible decisions they make, including the decision to choose a cleaner fuel.

Unioil believes that climate change and environmental degradation are real threats to a sustainable future and quality of life. This is why it continues to lead the way in introducing the cleanest range of petroleum products by offering a complete line of Euro5 performance fuels in September 2017, making it the first petroleum company to upgrade all its fuel products to Euro 5 standard.

To further reduce its carbon footprint, Unioil has started operating its first “hybrid” service station which is partially powered by solar energy. The Unioil station along Congressional Avenue, Quezon City is equipped with the SmartflowerTM, the global leader in intelligent solar energy solutions that features an automated sun tracking technology, making it up to 40% more efficient than conventional fixed-type solar panels. Each SmartflowerTM unit reduces carbon footprint by 4.7 metric tons annually which is equivalent to planting approximately 5,000 trees per year.

For more information on Unioil’s “Doing Our Part” campaign, visit www.unioil.com or its Facebook page.

Paypal Bank Codes in the Philippines

I have been using Paypal since 2011 but I have always withdrawn Paypal money to my Unionbank eon acccount. Lately, I have had some problem with my online account with Unionbank (it appeared like a system error) so I decided to try withdrawing money to my BPI Easy Saver account instead. It worked out just fine 🙂

Reminder: from Paypal’s end, they will deduct P50 if you transfer less than P7K from your Paypal to your bank. Now, from the bank’s end: there are no charges from Unionbank but you will be charged P150 -200 with BPI. As of this writing, I have not tried other banks yet aside from Unionbank and BPI.

Here are the bank codes:

ALLIED BANKING CORP

010320013

AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND

010700015

ASIA UNITED BANK

011020011

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS

010030015

BANGKOK BANK

010670019

BANK OF AMERICA

010120019

BANK OF CHINA

011140014

BANK OF TOKYO

010460012

BANCO DE ORO (& EPCIB)

010530667

BANK OF COMMERCE

010440016

BANK OF THE PHIL ISLANDS

010040018

CHINA BANKING CORP

010100013

CHINA TRUST COMML BANK

010690015

CITIBANK N.A.

010070017

DEVT BANK OF THE PHILS

010590018

DEUTSCHE BANK

010650013

EAST WEST BANK

010620014

EXPORT & INDUSTRY BANK

010860010

FUJI BANK

010640010

HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK

010060014

INTL COMML BANK OF CHINA

010560019

INTL EXCHANGE BANK

010680012

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

010720011

KOREA EXCHANGE BANK

010710018

INTL NEDERLAND BANK

010660016

LAND BANK OF THE PHILS

010350025

MAYBANK OF THE PHILS

010220016

METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST CO

010269996

PHIL BANK OF COMMUNICATION

010110016

PHIL TRUST COMPANY

010090039

PHIL NATIONAL BANK

010080010

PRUDENTIAL BANK

010150018

PHIL VETERANS BANK

010330016

RIZAL COMML BANKING CORP

010280014

SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO

010140015

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

010050011

UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK

010299995

UNION BANK OF THE PHILS

010419995

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK

010270189