Showing posts with label Event. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Event. Show all posts

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Join the Inaugural Bridal Fair at Manila Prince Hotel

11:52:00 PM


Manila Prince Hotel will hold its first Manila Bridal Fair on July 26 and 27, 2024. The event, taking place at the Grand Ballroom, aims to offer an unforgettable experience for future brides and grooms.

Over two days, the fair will feature a wide range of wedding suppliers. Visitors can explore bridal gowns, suits, floral arrangements, hair and makeup services, photography options, and more. The event is free to attend, providing couples a convenient way to plan their weddings.

A Curated Selection of Wedding Experts
Manila Bridal Fair by Manila Prince Hotel aims to bring together a curated selection of industry experts under one roof. On July 26, the event will open at 12:00 noon and run until 7:00 pm, featuring over 20 exhibitors. The second day, July 27, will extend from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Attendees can meet seasoned wedding planners, cake designers, talented photographers, hair and make-up artists, and skilled florists, all dedicated to making each wedding truly memorable. Couples will have the opportunity to consult with these professionals and book their services on the spot.

A Premier Venue for an Unforgettable Event
Located in the heart of Manila, Manila Prince Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for this premier bridal fair. The Grand Ballroom, with its elegant décor and spacious layout, creates an inviting atmosphere for exhibitors and guests alike. Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive preview of the hotel’s distinct wedding themes: Classic, Opulent, and Oriental. This event underscores the hotel’s commitment to excellence and its reputation as a leading venue for weddings and specials events.


Manila Bridal Fair by Manila Prince Hotel promises to celebrate love, style, and the art of wedding planning. For more information about the event, including exhibit opportunities and registration details, please call +632 8525 6228, email, or visit.

Special thanks to media partners: Manila Bulletin, Wedding Essentials, The Manila Times,

Is Global Star Yang Yang coming to PH for the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 on July 17?

11:05:00 PM

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, has officially named the Heartthrob Yang Yang as the Global Ambassador for HONOR 200. Much to the delight of his fans, the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series is officially arriving in the Philippines on July 17, 2024 which will be telecasted live on Facebook:

“HONOR takes pride in being the ultimate leader in smartphone portrait photography, transforming mobile imaging with the HONOR 200 Pro's advanced AI capabilities. Combined with its powerful hardware performance, the HONOR 200 Pro offers an exceptional level of convenience and enjoyment for users who enjoy capturing and preserving moments of their lives,” HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng said.

Yang Yang is one of the most sought-after Asian actors and has appeared in Jackie Chan’s 2020 film Vanguard and led hit series Fireworks of My Heart, You Are My Glory, and The King’s Avatar. He joined HONOR as its global ambassador during the launch of HONOR 90 5G and has continued for the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200.

Specifically crafted to redefine users' future lifestyles, the all-new HONOR 200 Pro is the newest member of the renowned HONOR N Series with robust performance and professional portrait capability. The HONOR 200 Pro enhances smartphone experiences with its AI-empowered portrait photography features, immersive display, powerful hardware performance, modern design, and human-centric experience, rivaling any accessible flagship device currently on the market.

Excited for the AI Portrait Master? Catch it live on Facebook on July 17: and get a chance to win your very own HONOR 200! Stay tuned for the full mechanics on HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: (, ( and TikTok Shop: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

TOYCON MNDSTYL FANX The Evolution: Celebrating the Transformation of Toys, Collectibles and Creative Play

9:09:00 PM

TOYCON PH, the premier event for toy and collectible enthusiasts in the Philippines, marks its 21st year, celebrating the evolving world of toys and creative play. The convention continues to attract fans, collectors, creators, and industry professionals, serving as a hub for all ages to explore the past, present, and future of playthings. This annual event underscores its status as a key destination in Asia for toy aficionados.

Event Overview
Date: June 14-16, 2024
TOYCON PH 2024 is set to transform the SMX Convention Center Manila into a vibrant playground for toy aficionados. The convention will feature an extensive range of exhibits and activities, including exclusive toy product reveals, performances from international Pop idols, panel discussions with toy industry experts and celebrity collectors, toy designing workshops, interactive gaming and tabletop tournaments, cosplay, comics and a bustling marketplace for rare and exclusive collectibles.

Event Highlights
●Be a part of the exciting launch of two new toy brands from MNDSTYL and the creator of Funko Pop
●Catch the launch of an exciting new Quiccs release of TEQ 63 and Jollibee
●Take your pick of exciting toy exclusives from Solid Toys, RLux Custom, Armored Komodo, Devil Toys, Omo Collectibles and more than 50 other Designer toy artists
●Enjoy new finds and releases from big toy brands like Hot Toys, Jada, Bandai, PopMart, Funko, Toy City, and so much more!
●Catch the celebration of GMA Network’s 74th anniversary with surprise GMA celebrity appearances!
●View the very first reveal of the 20-foot Voltes V Legacy display of Telesuccess Productions!
●Funko Funatics Philippines launching the Funko Exclusive Tee and the Freddy Funko exclusive for TOYCON MNDSTYL FANX 2024 at their booth "Freddy's Sari Sari Store!"
●Enjoy performances from International Performers - Bugvel, Chicken Blow The Idol, Kuroguro, and Tenohira El, Voice Actress/Idol - Ai Negeshi, local idols, Pastel Mix and Day Night Explorers and many more surprise international guests!
●MNDSTYL FANX presents JPOP Singer-songwriter krage and KPOP boy group n.SSign for their 1st time live performance here in the Philippines!
●Special musical performance by P-POP Sensation G22, the Female Alphas, and beloved OPM band I Belong to the Zoo courtesy of CaliCo Toys.
●Be part of the Mana Underground Table-top Tournaments: Battlegrounds
●Catch the special displays and special spotlight presentations from upcoming movies, "Alien vs Predator: Romulus," "A Quiet Place: Day One," "Deadpool and Wolverine," "Friendly Fire," Horizon: An American Saga," "Inside Out 2," and "Transformers One."
●Enjoy all the spectacle of costume play performances with TOYCON’s Cosplay KO Competition
●Meet and greet our talented Filipino anime voice actors at the Calico Booth featuring: Nica Rojo, Elle Genovata, Alain Alfred and Blair Arellano.
●Catch the awarding of the Pinoy Pop Culture Icon for 2024. It will be awesome!
●Be a part of more than 100 toy collector groups of the Philippine Toy Groups Association with their collections exhibited at the TOYCON Gallery
●Enjoy the Creators and Artisan Alley and Comic Zone with celebrity graphic artists, authors, crafts people and inventors!
●Get your first lightsaber from Saber Source with a special collab with TOYCON, launching the exclusive and limited edition "Kawayan" light saber.
One of the main attractions at TOYCON Evolution is the unveiling of new toy lines and limited-edition collectibles. Major toy manufacturers and independent creators alike will showcase their latest innovations, offering attendees the first look at the toys that will shape the market in the coming year. This includes everything from action figures and designer toys to high-tech gadgets and educational toys.


This year, it’s all about the creators! Get up close and personal with many of them including renowned toy designers, popular influencers, and iconic figures from the world of toys and collectibles. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their heroes, get autographs, and participate in Q&A sessions.

Panel Discussions
Industry experts, including toy designers, marketers, and trend analysts, will lead insightful panel discussions on various topics such as:
-The impact of technology on toy design
-Trends in the collectible markets
-Sustainable and eco-friendly toy production
-The role of nostalgia in modern toy collecting

Interactive Workshops
TOYCON Evolution offers a series of workshops designed to engage and educate attendees. These hands-on sessions will cover a wide range of interests, from DIY toy customization and 3D printing to the basics of starting a toy collection and preserving vintage toys.

The marketplace at TOYCON Evolution is a paradise for collectors. Vendors from around the world will offer a vast array of toys and collectibles, including rare finds, limited editions, and exclusive convention merchandise. This is the perfect place for attendees to discover unique items and complete their collections.

Community and Networking
Beyond the exhibits and panels, TOYCON Evolution fosters a sense of community among attendees. Networking events, meet-and-greets, and social mixers provide ample opportunities for fans and professionals to connect, share their passions, and build lasting relationships within the toy community.

We’re more than just a convention, we are a PLAYGROUND!
TOYCON Evolution is more than just a convention; it's a celebration of the creativity, innovation, and joy that toys bring to our lives. Whether you're a seasoned collector, a casual enthusiast, or someone looking to dive into the world of toys for the first time, TOYCON Evolution promises an unforgettable experience that honors the past, celebrates the present, and looks forward to the future of toys and collectibles. Mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a journey through the ever-evolving world of toys at TOYCON x MNDSTYL FANX 2024!

Coverage and entry of last year's TOYCON

Thanks to our sponsors, Jollibee, Great Toys Online, Talent High, Urdu, XURE, College of St. Benilde, Solid Toys, PUBG Mobile, Filbars, Devil Toys, CO The Collectible Store, CaliCo Toys, Bullyboys, Hubbyte, Grimalkin, JADA, RLux Customs, OMO Toys, Courtside, Toki, Funtastick, Clay Miniatures, Armored Komodo, The GMA Store, Imageworld, Tiktok Shop, Legendary Beast Studios, Oishi, Telesuccess, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Parallax/Saga Studios and Black Cap Pictures.

With special thanks to our event partners, Baguio Country Club, Mana Underground, Ambox National, Telesuccess Productions, United Neon, Devant, Imageworld, Quiccs, The Jakarta Toys and Comics Fair, IPMS, Exlink Events, Anime Alliance, the Philippine Toy Group Association and to our Official Residence Partner, SEDA Manila.
With Media Partners,, POP!, Scout, Cebu Daily News, Esports INQ, and Be An Inquirer
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

All Things Pokemon with Pokeverse Expo

10:14:00 PM

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the Pokeverse Expo, the first of its kind, arrives in Manila. This unique event, in partnership with Hobby Stadium, Arken, and more, promises to bring Pokémon fans together like never before. With a diverse range of activities, guests, and exhibits, the expo is set to be the ultimate celebration of the beloved Pokémon franchise.

Manila is buzzing with excitement as it prepares to host the inaugural Pokeverse Expo, a grand celebration dedicated to all things Pokémon. Organized in collaboration with Hobby Stadium and Arken, this event promises a vibrant mix of activities that will delight fans of all ages. Attendees can look forward to exclusive merchandise, interactive games, meet-and-greets with special guests, and captivating exhibits that showcase the rich history and future of the Pokémon world. The Pokeverse Expo aims to create a unique space where fans can connect, share their passion, and immerse themselves in the enchanting universe of Pokémon. Whether you're a seasoned trainer or new to the adventure, this expo is the perfect place to celebrate your love for Pokémon. Don't miss out on this landmark event in Manila!


Catch the Excitement – Special Ticket Offers!

Don't miss out on this unique fan experience! Secure your spot now and take advantage of our special offers, including up to 50% off for students. Grab your tickets along with exclusive family and 'barkada' deals, ensuring a fun-filled weekend for everyone at Follow our official Facebook fan page at for the latest updates and exclusive content.


Kirck Allen, one of the lead producers of the Pokeverse Expo, shared his excitement: 

"We've had brilliant Pokémon-themed events in the country before, but Pokeverse is the first Pokémon-themed expo of its kind. It distinguishes itself from previous conventions and meet-ups by its unprecedented scale, design, and comprehensive offerings. We’re also thrilled to have Veronica Taylor, the beloved original voice actress of Ash Ketchum, and Jason Paige, the original singer of the Pokémon theme song "The Voice of a Generation as guests for our event—something that is a dream come true for most fans."


Veronica Taylor, the iconic voice of Ash Ketchum, shares her journey:

“I was working on another anime called Slayers in English, and it just happens that the people who cast me in that were doing the casting for Pokémon. So, I auditioned for it, and there were many callbacks, and I happened to get the role. Even when I got it, I wasn't sure if I was going to keep it, and it just kind of went on and on.

And I have to say, it's one of the most challenging and joyful roles I've ever had. I love playing Ash; he was this ten-year-old normal boy who's full of just courage and positivity. I think it changed my life because I think I took positivity for granted before this. But now I realized how important it is.

I mean, it changed my life. I get to travel now, Comic-Cons all over the world because people love, there's something about Pokémon that people just love and identify with, and luckily, I can kind of be the bridge between their childhood and their memories, and their now. And then, you know, I can show up and they can tell me all about when they were watching the show, and it's just a lovely exchange. It's such an honor to be a part of people's lives in this way.” Watch Veronica’s interview here :

Jason Paige, the voice behind the unforgettable Pokémon theme song, reflects on his journey:

“Yeah. I, I can't wait to meet you all and sing for you all and catch the Pokémon love. I’ve been hearing good things about the Pokémon scene in the Philippines for many years now. So, it's a long time coming for me to get there and meet everyone.

Well, it's changed my life more specifically in 2016 when Pokémon Go came out. I popped out of the Pokéball and greeted the adults (who were still children when it first came out). The children that grew up on Pokémon didn't really know who sang the song. It wasn't important who sang the song; it was only important that the song moved them. It's like a great piece of art that you see on the wall. You don't think about who painted that piece of art, you just see the art and experience the art, and that's the beauty of it. So, these children then grow up and now as adults they realize somebody sang the song, and that was about in 2016 when they came of age and they started playing the song again on all these streaming services like Spotify and YouTube and Amazon music.

And then the media wanted to know who I was, and they looked me up because it's not obvious. Look on the inside of the 2B Master CD and the tiny little spread at the end of the lyrics, who I was. And that's when my life basically started being changed by the Pokémon love. It started being directed at me from the adults who lived wonderful childhoods inspired by Pokémon.” Invitation from Jason Paige himself on this like:

Get ready to be thrilled as Veronica Taylor, the beloved original voice actress of Ash Ketchum, and Jason Paige, the original singer of the Pokémon theme song "The Voice of a Generation," join us at the Pokeverse Expo. Their presence adds an extra layer of excitement to this already thrilling event, alongside our cherished celebrities Myrtle Sarrosa, Robi Domingo, and Tim Yap.

Save the dates from May 31 to June 2, 2024, as the Pokeverse Expo lands at SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall, for a three-day Pokémon-themed extravaganza. Secure your tickets now at

While Pokeverse maintains no official affiliation with The Pokémon Company and its subsidiaries, this event is made possible through partnerships with licensed Pokémon distributors in the country. This expo is co Presented by Philippine airlines along with major sponsors including leading hobby shops, Pokémon collectors, exhibitors, and sponsors such as Philippine Airlines, MINISO, Toy Kingdom, Serenitea, The Manila Times, Business Insight, XOVOX Labs, DIY Bakery, Frigga Charmed Life, Kaloscope, and many more.

The Pokeverse team is excited to host this event with the support of some of the most respected individuals in the Pokémon community.

Soon Aik Ng, an avid Pokémon enthusiast with huge experiences dealing with the Pokémon franchise lends his expertise to ensure that our event provides the most authentic enjoyable experience for all participants. He has this to say:

"The Philippines is very fortunate to have organizers of Pokéverse, who have shown great enthusiasm for Pokémon, to bring the greatest and most authentic experience for all levels of Pokémon fans. I was touched by their burning passion, and I am more than happy to lend my experience with Pokémon to guide the organizers to brainstorm ways to bring positive energy and a sense of community to Pokémon fans at Pokéverse."

Likewise, Filip Monakil, a well-respected head judge for the Trading Card Game (TCG) and also with experience in dealing with the Pokémon franchise shares his thoughts:

“I’m very thankful to the organizers of Pokeverse. They have opened the door that would bring all the Pokémon fans together and experience a one-of-a-kind event. Fans from different generations will have a chance to share their love and passion for the franchise, as well as fulfill all their dreams of having an event like this in our country. I'm glad to be a part of this event as I get to share my love and passion towards Pokémon as well. So once again, to the organizers of Pokeverse, thank you for bringing in this kind of event and may you continue to inspire and set an example for future events like this. It’s great to be a Pokémon fan in 2024!”

Godfrey C. Murillo, known as "Pika Frey," a master collector and certified Pokémon Professor, shares his perspective:

"Pokeverse is a game-changer for Pokémon fans in the Philippines, especially collectors. It's the place where connections happen, and passions ignite. Going to Pokeverse isn't just about having fun; it's about reigniting that Pokémon spark, whether you're a seasoned collector or a fan coming back for more."

Pokeverse Advisors also include:
Devan Kyle Timbol, an avid Pokémon player and another master collector. Known for his charismatic personality, he has voiced for several TCG Championships around Asia as a caster. He will also come in as an official caster for the Pokeverse to give fans an exciting breakdown for the major competitions happening during the event.

Joshua Doctolero, a Pokémon TCG Master and 2 National Champion, known for his stellar history and expertise in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, now sharing his knowledge and wisdom in order to say what it takes to be the very best like no one ever was.

Kirck Allen, one of the lead producers of the Pokeverse Expo also adds, "From our innovative map and business model to our partnerships with official licensed distributors and the themed activities we have in store, we aim to produce an event like no other. Unlike typical conventions, which might focus on specific aspects like community, fan art, and cosplay, Pokeverse spans three days, encompassing these elements while capturing the childhood essence every Pokémon fan, from children to adults, is looking for."

"The event will feature a comprehensive museum with vintage Pokémon products, competitive competitions themed towards the Pokémon IP, and a line-up of local celebrities reigniting their passion and sharing their journey with the brand. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where true Pokémon fans can fully immerse themselves in the world of their favorite brand in real life.

Join us at Pokeverse for a memorable weekend where you can meet your favorite Pokémon icons, participate in engaging activities, and celebrate your love for Pokémon with fellow enthusiasts. This event is a tribute to the nostalgic childhood memories of Pokémon, generously organized by the Philippine Feng Shui queen herself, Marites Allen, and her son Kirck Allen and the whole Pokeverse team.

Further studies online reveal that beyond video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has sold over 52.9 billion cards, solidifying its position as the best-selling trading card game of all time, surpassing even Yu-Gi-Oh! Additionally, the Pokémon anime series has amassed a massive following, with over 2 billion viewers across 183 countries. The film adaptations have also been incredibly successful, selling more than 190 million tickets and grossing over $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office. In fact, the Pokémon franchise's reach surpasses that of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, Marvel, Barbie and Mario combined. From video games and TV shows to trading cards and movies, Pokémon has evolved into a cultural phenomenon that continues to captivate fans across the globe.

Ticket Information:

The entrance fee is essential to cover the substantial costs associated with organizing the event, including venue rental, international headliner fees, flights, hotels, transport, setup, and logistics. The freebies, gifts, and opportunities that a ticket holder will receive during the expo will provide value that far exceeds the ticket cost. Additionally, the fee helps manage crowd control, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for families and children, who are a significant target audience of the event. Join us at Pokeverse and be part of this exciting event. For inquiries, contact or call 0920 9281288 / 0925 1279023. Catch your tickets online at

Choose kindness. Choose Pokeverse. Get your tickets now at

About Pokeverse Expo:

The Pokeverse Expo is the first Pokémon-themed expo of its kind, offering an unprecedented experience for Pokémon fans. With a wide range of activities, exhibits, and celebrity guests, the expo aims to create an inclusive and immersive environment for fans of all ages. Dive into the Pokémon Universe, exploring a variety of interactive activities, gaming tournaments, cosplay showcases, and live performances, all in one spectacular venue with the presence of our cherished celebrities Myrtle Sarrosa, Robi Domingo, and Tim Yap. Robi Domingo’s feature can be seen on this link :

Sunday, May 19, 2024

MADWORLD 2024 sets in motion this MAY 2024

10:15:00 PM


Become the motion that the world of marketing needs and secure your tickets now at:

Great news for all marketing enthusiasts because the biggest and grandest business and junior marketing convention of the year in the Philippines will finally be in motion this May 2024 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Prime yourselves as you traverse the opportunity to network with over 50,000 like-minded individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, and content creators, and discover the dynamic potential of experiential marketing fueled by entertainment, advocacies, and evocative stories to tell as the Philippine Junior Marketing Association proudly presents.

MADWORLD 2024: Experience in Motion
Disrupting this May 30, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For inquiries, you may contact Mr. Franco Gabriele Delatina at (0915) 529 1279 or via email at

Friday, May 10, 2024

Manila Hotel Presents Unforgettable Mother’s Day Packages To Celebrate the Event

11:42:00 PM

As we draw nearer to Mother’s Day, The Manila Hotel extends a heartfelt invitation to celebrate the extraordinary women who shape our lives. Throughout the entire month of May, patrons are warmly welcomed to indulge their mothers with a memorable retreat at this renowned establishment.

Mother’s Day, observed annually on the second Sunday of May, is a cherished occasion dedicated to expressing gratitude and love towards mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures. It's a time to reflect on the invaluable contributions of these remarkable individuals, whose nurturing presence enriches our lives in countless ways. As society pauses to honor mothers worldwide, The Manila Hotel stands ready to elevate the celebration with exclusive offerings designed to make this occasion truly special.

Experience a luxurious stay at The Manila Hotel and ensure an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration. For a special rate of Php 5,999 nett, guests can revel in an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room and awaken to a lavish breakfast buffet for two persons. Treat Mom to the pampering she deserves amid the timeless elegance of the Grand Dame. Stay period for this offer is until May 31, 2024.


Terno de Mayo Exhibit at the Grand Lobby

Teaming up with the Designers Council of the Philippines, The Manila Hotel presents Terno de Mayo, a showcase of elegance and artistry of 20 stunning terno gowns crafted by 20 Filipino designers. Set against the backdrop of the Grand Lobby’s grandeur, the display serves as a tribute to the Philippine terno’s enduring beauty and rich traditions. The exhibit is free to view and runs until May 31, 2024.


Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style at Champagne Room

At the prestigious Champagne Room, renowned for its top notch cuisine, guests can indulge in a special menu crafted to delight even the most discerning palates. The 6-course gastronomic journey begins with a refreshing salad, offering a choice between Burrata Salad with cherry tomatoes, radish, and micro greens, or the Symphony of Lobster with mango citrus dressing. For starters, guests can relish the flavors of the Romaine Sweet Peas Soup, Four Cheese Ravioli, and Green Mango Sorbet, setting the stage for sumptuous mains including Grilled U.S. Beef Rib Eye with Gratin of Truffle Oil Mashed Potato or Seafood Medley with Zucchini Risotto. To end the meal on a sweet note, diners can delight in the decadent Mixed Berries Pavlova paired with coffee or tea and a selection of luscious pralines. Available for lunch throughout the month of May, the Mother’s Day special menu is priced at Php 4,888 nett per person.


Delicatessen Delights

Delicatessen welcomes guests with a dedicated Mother’s Day counter, featuring an array of delectable treats designed to pamper the queen of the day. Choose from Praline Bouquet, I Love Mom Chocolate Bar, Heart-Shaped and Shoe-Shaped Chocolates, among others. These Mother’s Day treats are available until May 15, 2024.


Mango Cream Cake for Mom

Highlighting the celebration is the divine Mango Cream Cake, a sumptuous dessert perfectly encapsulating the sweetness of maternal love. Made with layers of sponge cake, soft whipped cream, and fresh mangoes, this decadent mango treat is available for Php 1,600 nett.

For inquiries and reservations, you may call +632 8527 00 11 or +632 5301 55 00 local 1262 to 1264, email, or visit

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

JUAN BIG IDEA NATIONWIDE 2024 Weaving Collective Intelligence

10:32:00 AM

Last March 23, 2024, Philippine Junior Marketing Association unveiled a colorful tapestry of marketing advancement with this year’s Juan Big Idea Nationwide, woven with the theme “Weaving Collective Intelligence,” at the Monet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila, Araneta City, and livestreamed via EventsHub.

Juan Big Idea, also known as JBI, annually serves as a prestigious national-scale student conference dedicated to the federation’s mission to serve its member schools from each of the farthest regions in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as it hopes that not only students from the National Capital Region (NCR) would benefit from PJMA’s opportunities, but also those from the provinces.

This year, young marketers from all over the country gathered for a homecoming, an edition of JBI established as Juan Big Idea Nationwide celebrating the insights of the new decade, with over 706 onsite attendees and 5,996 virtual attendees.

Focused on 2024's theme of collective intelligence, JBI features industry leaders who bridge collaboration with artificial intelligence such as CEO Archie Carrasco of AGC Power Holdings Corporation, discussing the importance of organizations aligning goals and values to drive innovation. COO Orly Ballesteros, CPM-Asia of EX-Link Management and Marketing Services Corporation explores how diverse ideas can lead to new market research opportunities and original concepts. Country Director of GreatWork Global, Ms. AJ Rocero, advocates for a caring culture to enhance a team's diverse skill sets.

As the night approaches, the lively event was serenaded with the melodious symphony of fan-favorite, OPM Band, Sugarcane.

Attendees were treated to a variety of career opportunities, enjoying job fair offerings from industry titans like Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, FOPM Property Management, Unilever, FWD Insurance, AGC Power Holdings Corporation, and Virtual Wonders.

PJMA’s Vice President for Chapters, Mr. Xyrill Baltazar links the closing remarks, “No matter where you came from, from what region you are, or what language or dialect you speak, we are one because we are a Juan.”

Congratulations to PJMA’s National Executive Board and Board of Regional Directors for successfully enlacing a colorful tapestry of collective ideas in its Juanderful homecoming!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Cracking the Code of Collective Intelligence at PJMA’s Juan Big Idea Nationwide 2024

11:17:00 PM

Philippine Junior Marketing Association’s Juan Big Idea Nationwide is back on the national scene with the theme, “Weaving Collective Intelligence,” this coming March 23, 2024 at the Monet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila, Araneta City, and live streaming via EventsHub.

Annually, Juan Big Idea, also known as JBI, is conducted as an academic-oriented initiative that gathers all business students from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as the federation strives to empower them towards being updated on the latest practices in the corporate world.
This year, PJMA is working with veteran marketing professionals to discuss the latest digital advancements topics ranging from crowdsourcing to analyzing mass amounts of data, transforming threads into trends in algorithms, along with tailoring a positive corporate culture for employees.


Attendees can look out for exciting internship opportunities, ex-deals and raffle prizes from generous sponsors, and various networking opportunities with students and industry leaders from all over the country.

JBI is open to all business and marketing students and may register now before tickets run out at:

For inquiries and concerns, the public may reach out to Mr. Xyrill S. Baltazar through mobile at (0966) 271 5461 or via email at

Monday, March 11, 2024

Hop in to a Galactic Easter Eggspedition at The Manila Hotel!

9:26:00 PM

Easter Egg hunt is taking it to the next level. Futuristic and galactic!

I remember when we started attending Easter Egg hunts, it was simple and yet exciting. Now, it's more interesting and perhaps more enjoyable for the kids. So, families are cordially invited to embark on an intergalactic journey of fun and excitement at the Manila Hotel's Easter Eggspedition. Scheduled for March 31, 2024, from 1 pm to 5 pm, this cosmic event promises a day filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments for all. Set to launch from the Fiesta Pavilion, Easter Eggspedition is set to feature a galaxy of activities including bouncy castles, face painting, cupcake decorating, arts and crafts, a mesmerizing magic show, balloon twisting, interactive storytelling, and delightful treats from popcorn to candy floss, and much more.


Of course, no Easter festivity would be complete without the timeless tradition of an Easter egg hunt. Children will be equipped with Easter baskets to gather eggs scattered throughout the designated hunting area. Each egg found holds special surprises and corresponds to unique prizes, adding an extra layer of excitement to the hunt.

Admission for one adult (aged 13 years old and above) and one child (aged 12 years old and below) is priced at Php 1,888. This all-inclusive pass ensures entry to all the festivities, promising an Easter experience that is truly out of this world. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of Easter with an unforgettable outer space adventure at the Manila Hotel's Easter Eggspedition.


The Manila Hotel’s Easter Room Offer

For those looking to extend the adventure, The Manila Hotel offers an exclusive room package for Php 10,000 nett that includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe room, breakfast buffet for two (2) persons at Café Ilang-Ilang, and two (2) tickets to Easter Eggspedition. Booking period is from March 6 to 30, 2024, while stay dates are on March 30 and 31, 2024. Terms and conditions apply.


Easter Mystery Egg Early Bird Offer

Crafted from premium Belgian chocolate, the Easter Mystery Egg is a giant hand-made egg designed for both children and adults to delight in as they crack it open, revealing the delightful surprises hidden within. With its regular price slashed from Php 1,580 down to Php 1,106 – this limited-time promotion offers a generous 30% discount for orders placed until March 20, 2024. Orders can be picked up starting March 21, 2024.


Easter Treats at the Delicatessen

Whether seeking the perfect gift or simply yearning for delectable goodies, the Easter treats at the Delicatessen cater to a diverse range of tastes. From artisanal chocolates to intricately crafted confections, there is something for everyone to savor during the Easter holiday. Available from March 15 to April 1, 2024.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +632 8527 0011 or +632 5301 5500, or email

Sunday, March 10, 2024

TRENDSCENDED! A Seminar on Maximizing Digital Trends Had a Leap Towards Success

10:44:00 PM

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) celebrated the success of the 20th AdCongress titled "ADPORTAL: Traversing Through the Maze of ADPR Innovation," where fourth-year students from the Bachelor of Advertising and Public Relations (BAPR) program shared their insights. The AdCongress, an annual event, serves as a platform for students, faculty, and industry professionals to come together, exchange ideas, and explore the latest trends in advertising and public relations.

On February 15, 2024, BAPR 4-2D (Yugtwo) kicked off the event themed 𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗗: 𝗔 𝗦𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀, held at the PUP Claro M. Recto Hall. The event provided a platform for attendees from various universities, including Curtin University Malaysia, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, University of Caloocan City, University of Santo Tomas, Adamson University, Arellano University – Pasig, Lyceum of the Philippines University, and University of the Philippines – Open University, to gain valuable insights from industry experts on adapting and utilizing digital trends effectively.

The participants, mostly pursuing degrees in Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations or BSBA in Marketing Management, seized the opportunity to connect with professionals and learn about the latest developments in the field. The event served as a catalyst for knowledge exchange and networking among aspiring practitioners in the advertising and public relations industry.

The seminar featured a lineup of highly esteemed Trend Experts, Ms. Julie Dupaya, a Senior Social Media Manager of Propel Manila, and Ms. Patrice Advincula, a Digital Media Campaign Manager and Customer Support Senior Associate of Google Operations Center Philippines. Students also had a chance to hear from the special guest, Mr. Biboy Royong, the Executive Creative Director of Dentsu Creative Philippines. Mr. Royong inspires the students to maximize the combination of art and advocacy to create an impactful campaign on his segment ‘TRASH TALK: Calling out Plastics' Toxic Traits’. He advised students to understand their target market, deliver a clear and relatable message, and inspire to enhance the effectiveness of their campaign. Ms. Dupaya in her talk ‘Exploring the Advertising & PR Digital Trends’, guided the students on how to spot digital trends. They are also encouraged to always be open not just to digital trends but also to the insights that they can get from everyday discussions with people around them. Ms. Advincula, with her topic ‘Adapting the Digital Trends in the World of Advertising and PR’, helped the attendees to understand change is guaranteed in the ADPR industry and that digital trends are part of it. She also shared the pros and cons of using digital trends and the steps to utilize them to achieve brand success, emphasizing the advantage of gathering analytic data. During the seminar, attendees not only learned in discussions but also enjoyed the games such as the Guess that Trend Game which came with amazing prizes. They were also thrilled to be serenaded by Mcjeam Ariexs, a singer-songwriter who garnered more than 100,000 streams worldwide on Spotify.

This event has officially trenscended and it was made possible through the generous support of the sponsors and partners for their commitment throughout the journey. Yugtwo extends heartfelt gratitude to the major sponsor Benny’s Lounge for elevating this event with their 50 bento boxes of garlic roast chicken with a side of creamy carbonara all the way from San Agustin, Malabon; and the event sponsors Mondelez Philippines and LA Woodwork; to our media partners, organization partners, and event ambassadors. Their unwavering support and belief in a shared vision have led TRENDSCEND towards success.

Once again, the organizers would like to show their highest appreciation to Trendscenders, speakers, and everyone who joined in this trendsploration. The adventure with Trent and Spencer ends here. May the success of this seminar inspire curious minds to maximize discoveries and dare to leap forward to success.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Learn from the Experts at AdCongress 2024: AdPortal, Trendscend

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News about anything and Kwento Ni Toto blog delivers that story for everyone to read. This coming February 15, 2024, BAPR 4-2D YUGTWO, students of Advertising and Public Relations from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, will be conducting the AdCongress 2024: AdPortal is a series of online seminars wherein organizers invite professional guest speakers in the field of Advertising and Public Relations to share their profession, roles, responsibilities, and experiences to the aspiring ADPR practitioners. 

The 4th year students, consisting of four (5) sections from the Department of Advertising and Public Relations will each mount a seminar tackling different topics about Advertising and Public Relations such as trends, influencer marketing, KOL Management, TrendJacking, Production. 

Catch the series and learn from the experts!

Romantic Escapade This Valentine's Day at The Manila Hotel

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The Manila Hotel offers a memorable Valentine's Day experience with special dining options emphasizing timeless romance.

Quintessential 5-Star Culinary Experiences

At the iconic Champagne Room, guests can indulge in the finest French and Italian cuisine through an exclusive Valentine’s Day set menu. This specially curated menu includes delectable dishes such as Lobster-Mango Delight Salad, Pan Fried Scallops on Pink Beetroot Risotto, Carrot Purple Yam Soup, and a choice of Oven Roasted Black Cod on Parmesan Asparagus or Filet Mignon Foie Gras in Red Wine Truffle Sauce for the main course. To conclude the meal, guests can enjoy Delice Du Chocolate Sans Farine, Pomegranate Sorbet in Prosecco Float, and Valentine French Macarons for dessert. Available for dinner from February 13 to 15, 2024, the menu is priced from Php 7,800 to Php 8,000 nett per person.


For those who savor Chinese cuisine, Red Jade presents special set menus designed to provide a gastronomic journey for couples and families alike. The menus feature tantalizing dishes such as Roast Goose Hong Kong Style, Pan Fried Lamb Chops with Honey Red Wine Pepper Sauce, Steamed Sea Bass with Celery Sauce, Fried Red Brown Rice and Baby Abalone in Pumpkin Sauce, and Salted Egg Ice Cream, among others. Available for lunch and dinner from February 13 to 15, 2024, the set menus are priced at Php 4,688 nett per person, with a minimum of 2 persons per order.

For those yearning for an intimate Valentine’s Day celebration, The Manila Hotel’s in-room dining set menu ensures a cozy and romantic experience within the comfort of one’s own space. Available from February 13 to 15, 2024, between 6PM to 9PM, the set menu includes Fresh Pink Lumpia of Prawns and Pomelo in Dalandan Honey Dressing, Mushroom Soup with Truffle Oil Foam, Fettucine Pasta in Light Smoked Salmon Cream, Roast US Beef Striploin, Swan of Choux Pastry with Strawberry and Praline Cream Filling, and Pink French Macarons. The set menu us priced at Php 3,888 nett for 2 persons.


An Afternoon Valentine Rendezvous

A special Merienda Espesyal afternoon tea set, best shared by 2 persons, will add sweetness to one’s daytime celebration. With its charming combination of sweet and savory bites that include Pink Salmon Sandwich, Ganache Tartlet, Valentine Chocolate Pralines, Panna Cotta with Berry Compote, Mini Bibingka, Pink Sapin-Sapin, paired with a choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Priced at Php 1,180 nett per set, Merienda Espesyal is available at the Lobby Lounge from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM this month of February.

Valentine Goodies at the Delicatessen

From intricately prepared chocolates to irresistible pastries, the Valentine’s Goodie Counter at the Delicatessen is poised to become the go-to destination for those seeking a delightful pairing of love and culinary delights. Available until February 16, indulge in these exceptional treats crafter to elevate one’s Valentine’s celebration.

Love To-Go with M Takeout’s Offers

Enjoy a sumptuous Valentine’s Day celebration without leaving home. M Takeout presents to-go boxes that bring the romance of fine dining to one’s dining table.


The Valentine’s Grazing Box offers an assortment of charcuteries and delectable treats featuring mouthwatering premium deli meat like Country Pork Terrine, Parma Ham, Italian Salami, sweet bites such as Pralines, French Macarons, Maltese Chocolate Balls, Choco Chips Cookies, Heart Shaped Jam Cookies, Butter Cookies; and creamy cheese like Danish Brie and Edam Cheese. The platter also includes Garlic Cheese Spread, Cherry Tomato, Gherkins, French Bread, Soda Cracker, Ritz Crackers; fresh fruits such as Chocolate Coated Strawberries, Grapes, Dried Apricots, Dried Dates. Available from February 12 to 16, 2024, the Valentine Grazing Box is priced at Php 3,388 nett with an option to add a bottle of Conquesta Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay wine for Php 4,188 nett.

The Valentine’s Hot Box offers a unique and indulgent experience that will make one’s Valentine’s Day celebration at home both special and memorable. The hot box is a self-heating portable food box that allows one to enjoy a hot meal anytime, anywhere. The Valentine’s Hot Box offers a proper feast with savory mains such as Grilled Minute Beef Steak with Peppercorn Sauce, BBQ Pork Ribs, Garlic Prawns with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce and Java Rice with a side of Sweet Mashed Potato and Buttered Vegetables. Available from February 12 to 16, 2024 at Php2,888 nett.

For inquiries and reservations, contact +632 8527 0011, +632 5301 5500, or email

Friday, December 29, 2023

Unraveling the History of New Year's Eve

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As the clock ticks towards midnight, people around the world eagerly anticipate the arrival of a new year. The celebration of New Year's Eve is a global tradition that transcends cultural boundaries and brings people together in a shared moment of reflection and anticipation. Have you ever wonder when and how New Year's Eve started? Well, let's uncover the origin, the time, and the evolution of this time-honored celebration.

Our story begins in ancient times, where the concept of marking the passage of time was intertwined with celestial events. The Babylonians, over 4,000 years ago, are credited with one of the earliest New Year celebrations. Their festivities were linked to the vernal equinox, a moment when day and night are of equal length. This event signaled the rebirth of nature and inspired the Babylonians to make resolutions for the coming year.


Fast forward to ancient Rome, where the calendar underwent numerous changes. The Romans initially celebrated the New Year in March, aligning it with the spring equinox. However, in 45 B.C., Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar, moving the start of the year to January 1st. This change was in homage to Janus, the two-faced god who symbolized transitions and new beginnings.

The adoption of January 1st as the New Year's Day was not universally accepted at first. Various cultures adhered to different calendars, resulting in diverse New Year celebrations occurring at various times. It wasn't until the Middle Ages that the Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, gained widespread acceptance. This calendar solidified January 1st as the official start of the year, aligning with the Roman tradition.


Throughout history, New Year's Eve has taken on different forms and meanings across cultures. In medieval Europe, the celebration evolved into a religious observance known as Watch Night. Christians would gather in churches to pray and reflect, marking the transition from the old year to the new with a sense of spiritual renewal.

The custom of making resolutions became more prevalent during the 17th century. Puritans in colonial America embraced the idea of setting goals for self-improvement and moral development. Over time, this practice became ingrained in the fabric of New Year's Eve, transcending religious boundaries and becoming a secular tradition embraced by people of all backgrounds.

Fireworks, a ubiquitous feature of modern New Year's Eve celebrations, have their roots in ancient Chinese civilization. The Chinese believed that loud noises and bright lights could ward off evil spirits. This tradition eventually spread to other cultures and found its way into the festive atmosphere of New Year's Eve.


The iconic ball drop in Times Square, New York City, has become synonymous with the American New Year's Eve experience. The tradition began in 1907 when the New York Times organized the first ball drop to mark the opening of their new headquarters in Times Square. The event was an instant success, drawing crowds and setting the stage for a century of annual celebrations.

As the 20th century unfolded, technology played a significant role in shaping New Year's Eve celebrations. The invention of radio and television allowed people around the world to witness and participate in the festivities in real-time. The advent of the internet further expanded the global reach of these celebrations, connecting people across continents in a shared moment of joy and anticipation.


Today, New Year's Eve is a truly global phenomenon, celebrated with diverse traditions and customs. From the ringing of church bells in Spain to the banging of pots and pans in South America, the world comes together in a collective expression of hope and optimism for the future.

From tradition to history to spirituality, the history of New Year's Eve is a tapestry woven with threads of ancient traditions, cultural shifts, and technological advancements. From the Babylonians to the present day, the celebration of the new year has evolved and adapted, reflecting the human desire for renewal and the hope that comes with the turning of the calendar. As the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, let us continue to embrace the timeless tradition of New Year's Eve, a celebration that transcends borders and unites us all in the shared journey of life.

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