Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015, the biggest gathering of leaders for digital marketing was successfully held last July 26, 2015 at SMX Aura, Taguig City, Philippines.

It was attended by top executives from the following companies: Adec Innovations, Air Asia Philippines, Apag Marangle, Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc, Asian Institute of Management, Azalea Residences, Blue Dynamics Inc, Bounty Fresh, Business Process Outsourcing International, Cafelo, Chalre Associates, Commission On Elections, Compos Mentis Inc, Creative Voices Production, Department of Science and Technology, DigiMoz, Digital Club Filipino, Elabram Systems Group, EmLogis, ESCO Corp, Forward Direct Selling Company, Globe GCash, Helix Technologies, Hotel La Corona De Lipa, Infotxt, Mediacom, Megaworld, MyDocNow, NGCP, NWSteel Tehnologies, One Lightning, Orchid Cybertech, Paradigm Global, Philippine Software Industry Association, PMCM Events Management, Santuario Divino Memorial Resort, San Miguel Corporation, Smart, Subic Travelers Hotel, Summit Media, Sunlife of Canada, Tech One Global Phils, Inc., Tree Top Adventure Inc, Twitter, Victoria Court, Viber, Xremo, Xyxon Pte. Ltd, Zalora, and Zoomanity Group. Media were also on hand to cover the event.

Speakers and moderators were international & local top executives and influencers, namely: Mario Montejo (Secretary, Department of Science and Technology), Xavier Marzan (CEO and President, Globe GCash), Constantin Robertz (Managing Director, Zalora), Tina Pang (Head of Online Sales, Twitter), Dr. Donald Lim (Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN),  Kristian Melquiades (General Manager, Viber), Earl Valencia (Head of Corporate Development/Innovation, Smart Communications), Jonathan De Luzuriaga (President, Philippine Software Industry Association), Janette Toral (E-Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino), Rebecca Bustamante (President & CEO, Chalre Associates), Mikel Yaw (Managing Director, Elabram Systems Group), Chinkee Tan (Motivational Speaker, Book Author, Radio Host), Robert Yupangco (President, Yupangco Group of Companies) Tanya Llana (Business Strategist and Director of Sales & Marketing, Victoria Court), Pocholo De Leon Gonzalez (CEO, Creative Voices Productions), James Jimenez (Director and Spokesman, Philippines Commission On Election), Lewis Hong (Web Digital Marketing Specialist, Xyxon Pte. Ltd), Kim Bernardo Lokin (Managing Editor, Business+Class Magazine), Chris Kiklas (CEO, EmLogis Philippines), and Allan Donato (Brand Ambassador, Payoneer).

It was an interactive, timely and informative discussion as they talked about: (a) The future of the Philippine digital economy and positioning the Philippines as a gateway from east to west and from west to east; (b) Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation; (c) Technology and entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth; and (d) Micromultinationals-Ecommerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond, and is the Philipines ready to be a cashless society?

The whole day event also had the following sponsors and exhibitors: Air Asia Philippines, Apag Marangle, Aquabest, Azalea Residences, Bounty Fresh, Cafelo, DOST, KCs Catering, Globe GCash, Got it all Marketing, Hattendo, Infotxt, Mernels Cake, Netplay Inc, PMCM Events Management, Tree Top Adventure Inc, and  Zoomanity Group.

#AdMe is presented/organized by TAG Media & Public Relations. For more info please check For partnership/sponsorship in future events, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at

Thursday, July 23, 2015

BAHAY Buffet kicks off at MoCa Farm

For those who love to prepare food, host gatherings or simply are passionate about food, then this new concept in dining is for you—BAHAY Buffet. BAHAY Buffet, which stands for Buffet At Home is Always Yummy, was launched last July 18, 2015 by the same team behind BAGA Manila.

According to BAHAY Buffet’s Ms. Dawn Bolus Mawis, the idea is there will be a host who will prepare the buffet in the host’s venue of choice, with a certain number of guests. Guests who are interested will have to prepay for it. There will be various schedules with different hosts. It’s like hosting a gathering for friends, but getting paid for it at the same time. It is also a great opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who shares the same interests.

And as opening salvo, BAHAY Buffet had Gigi Morris, of MoCa Family Farm, as host and select bloggers as guests. Ka Gigi, as she is fondly called, shares the same passion in food and hosting get-togethers.

Upon arriving in their farm in Barangay Castillo, Padre Garcia, Batangas, we were served merienda consisting of Tamales, which can be partnered with Liberica Coffee (kapeng barako), Santol Juice or Bignay Cider. The Sweet Tamales is their own local version of steamed/boiled rice wrapped in banana leaves with coconut filling and served with Santan Syrup (coconut milk with panutsa). It was my first time to try Santol Juice and Bignay Cider. The Santol Juice was sweet and the Bignay Cider tasted like cranberry juice.

Truly a gracious host, Ka Gigi toured us in their small family farm. They have various plants--santol, bignay, atis, bataw, mango, duhat, and orchid. They also have farm animals such as rabbits and native pigs.

Finally, lunch was served. MoCa Farm is espousing small family farm agri-culinary tourism and farm-to-table concept.  They don’t have a preset menu as they prepare food based on seasonal availability. We had Creamy Kalabasa Soup with Malunggay Flakes, Garden Salad, Zesty Santol with Pork in Coconut Milk, Native Pig Lechon, Pinaputukang Tilapia wrapped in Galangal Leaves and Sapin-sapin Rice.

The Kalabasa Soup was really creamy while the Santol with Pork was quite spicy. I love the roasted pineapples in the Garden Salad. I pigged out on the pig (hey, it’s native swine so it has lesser fat!). The Sapin-sapin Rice is not your usual delicacy, but it is actually multi-colored steamed rice wherein they use natural coloring, such as turmeric (for the yellow color). And to cap of the lunch, we had Hubad na Lumpiang Saging.

I enjoyed this farm-to-table buffet because the menu was interesting (not the usual you see in restaurants) and I liked the “natural” setting. I also liked the BAHAY Buffet concept because it’s like having your “own private gathering.”

For future BAHAY Buffext events, check out their FB page:

To know more about MoCa Family farm, visit:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Confirmed attendees for Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 happening on July 26, 2015

More and more companies are excited with over 50 media to cover the event from TV, Radio, Print and Online.Kindly check the companies and agencies confirmed to attend at Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015:

1 Tech Global
24/7 International
Adec Innovations
Air Asia Philippines
Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc
Asian Institute of Management
Azalea Residences
Blue Dynamics Inc
Bounty Fresh
Business Process Outsourcing International
Celdran Tours
Chalre Associates
Commission On Election
Compos Mentis Inc
Creative Voices Production
De La Salle University
Department of Science and Technology
Digital Club Filipino
Elabram Systems Group
F1C Global
Globe GCash
Hotel La Corona De Lipa
John Robert Powers
Line- X
Mustard Seed
NWSteel Tehnologies
One Lightning
Orchid Cybertech
Paradigm Global
Philippine Software Industry Association
PMCM Events Management
Santuario De Vino Memorial Resort
San Miguel Corporation
Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel
Subic Travelers Hotel
Summit Media
Sunlife of Canada
Tech One Global Phils, Inc.
Tree Top Adventure Inc
Victoria Court
Xyxon Pte. Ltd
Zoomanity Group

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 (#AdMe) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on July 26, 2015 with the theme: Empower, Connect, Inspire & Learn.

Different top executives will join together to share the future of online marketing in the Philippines and for the Asia Pacific Region with the following points:

• The digital economy of the Philippines
• Positioning the Philippines as a gateway from east to west and west to east
• Is the Philippines ready to be a cashless society?
• Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation
• Technology and entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth
• Micro- multinationals- e commerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond
Speakers and Moderators are from international & local scenes who are corporate leaders & influencers. Some of them are as follows;
• Mario Montejo- Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
• Xavier Marzan- CEO and President, Globe GCash
• Constantin Robertz- Managing Director, Zalora
• Tina Pang- Head of Online Sales, Twitter
• Dr. Donald Lim - Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN.
• Kristian Melquiades - General Manager, Viber
• Earl Valencia- Head of Corporate Development/Innovation, Smart Communications
• Jonathan Luzuriaga- President, Philippine Software Industry Association
• Donald Felbaum- Managing Director, Optel
• John Upton- President, John Robert Powers
• Janette Toral – E Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino.
• Rebecca Bustamante -President & CEO, Chalre Associates.
• Mikel Yaw -Managing Director, Elabram Systems Group (ESG)
• Chinkee Tan - Motivational Speaker, Book Author, Radio Host
• Carlos Celdran – Brand Ambassador, Tour Guide
• Robert Yupangco – President, Yupangco Group of Companies
• Tanya Llana - Business Strategist and Director of Sales & Marketing, Victoria Court
• Camille Montejo – CEO, NWSteel Technologies & Tree Top Adventure.
• Pocholo De Leon Gonzalez – CEO, Creative Voices Productions.
• James Jimenez - Director and Spokesman, Philippines Commission On Election (COMELEC)
• Lloyd Luna- CEO, Lloyd Luna Corporation
• Lewis Hong- Web Digital Marketing Specialist, Xyxon Pte. Ltd.
• Kim Bernardo Lokin- Managing Editor, Business+Class Magazine

#AdMe is presented/organized by TAG Media & Public Relations. For more info please check & for partnership/sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at Registration Regular Rate Php 2,000.00 on or before July 25, 2015. Walk Ins, Php 2,500.00.

To confirm your registration. Here are the 3 easy steps; 1. Please deposit the registration fee of Php 2,000.00 to TAG Media and Public Relations BPI Checking Account # 1680 0010 29. 2. Scan the deposit slip. 3.Send the scanned copy of the deposit slip to You will receive a confirmation email after.

Zoomanity Group to launch Zootopia Ski Resort in Japan

Zoomanity Group, the leader in producing zoo and hotel facilities in the Philippines, will soon launch Zootopia Ski Resort at Nagano, Japan.

Zoomanity Group, headed by Robert Laurel Yupangco, the theme park management guru is known for managing Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite and Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol.

True to its vision of expanding from 5 theme parks to 24, Zoomanity Group is preparing to launch 3-4 theme parks before 2018, including Zootopia.

Zoomanity just purchased 11 rooms for Zootopia and it plans to buy the whole facility to treat guests to an experience they will never forget with the following activities; Ski (Dragon Slider, Snow Strider, Snow Bike, Snow Tubing, Buggy and Snow Rafting) and Snow Monkeys encounter. Plus, trips to Zenkoji, Kiyomizudera and Tokyo for as low as $999.00 per head for 5 Days and 4 Nights at Dia Palace, Iiyama. 

Situated in the far north of Nagano Prefecture, Iiyama city is Japan's eternal home town, where nostalgic scenery depicted in songs like Furusato and Oborozukiyo can still be found. Amidst the region's rich natural landscape, a unique history and culture, sense of tradition, and kindness has flourished. With elegant streets lined with temples, deep forests and highlands, and specialty produce each season, the area is full of charming attractions.

In addition, the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) line between Nagano City and Kanazawa City will begin running in the spring of 2015, and a new train station in Iiyama will be opened. With this launch, it will be easier to get to Iiyama from anywhere in Japan.

For more information, email your inquiries to or text/call 09166299381. TAG Media and Public Relations is the Marketing & Branding arm of Zoomanity Group under the Yupangco Group of Companies.

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