Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Saint John Bosco Students rise to the challenge with Caltex Havoline and ONE Championship

Saint John Bosco Students got the chance to meet the Champions of UFC and me also who cover the event. I'm glad I am chosen to blog more about this campaign.

Manila Philippines, November 29, 2016 - The youth of the St. John Bosco Parish got in a lifetime chance to train with ONE Championship athletes through a community initiative spearheaded by Caltex Havoline Caltex Havoline brand ambassador Mark Striegl along with ONE Championship title holders Brandon Vera and Eduard Folayang trained with the children of the parish with the aim to empower them through physical fitness activities and inspire them to face life's toughest challenges with endurance and genuine strength.

The St. John Bosco Parish youth are particularly close to our hearts.

For many years, they have helped them make a sustainable living through livelihood projects such as the Pugad Pandesal: Manna From Heaven, the Coffee & Saints Café, and the Caltex Mobile Mechanics.

Just as Caltex Havoline puts the fight back in your engine, they want to empower the youth to fight for their dreams," said Joseph  Bronfman, Area Business Manager, Philippines & Vietnam, Chevron Philippines Inc. Though the athletes are in the thick of training for the upcoming ONE: Age of Domination on December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena, they took time off to bond with the kids of St. John Bosco Parish and teach them a few of their moves in the cage As Striegl introduced the exercises, he also encouraged the youth to fight hard for their dreams These kids have difficult situations at a young age.

I readily agreed to join this activity because I wanted to help empower them," said Striegl" Don Bosco PUGAD (Parish Urchins Gathered at Don Bosco) center serves the underprivileged youth who are incapable of supporting their own education. Chevron and the parish are long time partners, previously organizing livelihood projects and training programs together to equip them in making a sustainable living. After the training exercises, the three fighters spent some time designing tambourines with the youth of PUGAD Center, which will be auctioned at ONE: Age of Domination event on December 2, 2016.

The passion that drives us towards excellence is the same passion that inspires us to commit to giving the best to our partners, customers, and communities. Not having access to education is one of the most challenging obstacles, but they continually overcome it.

"In Chevron, we value people."

Caltex Havoline is ONE Championship's Southeast Asia regional partner for Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

About Chevron
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributestransportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products, generates power and product geothermal energy, provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future including bio fuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California. More information about Chevron is available at

About Chevron Philippines, Inc.
Chevron Philippines, Inc. has been in the Philippines for over 90 years, offering high quality products and services. To date we have more than 700 Caltex stations, and sells a range of petroleum products, including Caltex with Techron® gasoline and Caltex Diesel with Techron@D, kerosene and jet fuel.
Chevron has 18 facilities in the Philippines, including major terminals, depots and sales offices. Our import terminal i in San Pascual, Batangas, forms the hub of our transportation and supply operations in the Philippines. Chevron also provides jet fuel for airlines at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Chevron
also markets Delo® and Havoline" lubricants, coolants and other lubricating oils and greases through distributors to consumer, commercial and industrial customers. More information on Chevron Philippines,
Inc. is available at w.caltex. com/ph.

About Havoline
Since 1904, Havoline motor oils have provided outstanding performance. In 1946, Havoline introduced its "New and improved Havoline Motor Oil,"'which for the first time featured additives that inhibited corrosion,
provided detergent and dispersive action, reduced piston ring wear at both low and high temperatures, and protected against engine rust. Today's Havoline Iives up to its heritage with its latest technology: Havoline with Deposit Shield" Technology, an advanced formulation that protects your engine from harmful deposits to deliver optimum performance. Havoline suite of products include passenger car engine oils, motorcycle oils and other ancillary products such as coolants, automatic transmission and brake fluids providing total engine protection.

About ONE Championship
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian histary. Headquartered in Singapore, the world's most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive
contracts, on the largest media broadcast tin Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion Viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TVS, Physique TV, MYTV, HTV, Esporte
Interativo and more.

Grab your tickets now and let's us support our Filipino Fighters.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Philippines, November 24, 2016 - Season 3 of the hit survival series, Alone, premieres on December 14, every Wednesday at 9:00 pm on HISTORY.
The new season takes the series to the next level as the most qualified group of hardcore survivalists face new challenges unlike those seen in the past seasons as they put to the test their capability and ingenuity to survive in a remote South American region with one mission - to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest.
Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave and self-confident 7 men and 3 women are completely separated from one another. To survive, they must hunt for food, find water, build shelters, and fend off deadlier predators, from wild boars to vicious rodents, while experiencing unpredictable weather conditions in a new and remote location.
The harsh conditions of the cold and isolated region of Patagonia in Argentina have made this the most dangerous season yet!
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HISTORY and HISTORY HD are the leading destinations for entertaining hit series and revealing, award-winning event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive, and fascinating manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of genres ranging from real-life characters which bring history to life every day – from natural history, contemporary history, technology and science, as well as archaeology and pop culture. Hit series include Kings of Restoration, Pawn Stars, Vikings, Ancient Aliens, Duck Dynasty, Counting Cars, Ride N’ Seek and Photo Face-Off. For more information, please visit:
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About A+E Networks Asia
A+E Networks Asia is owned by the award-winning global media content company, A+E Networks, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from linear channels to websites to DVDs, gaming, and educational software.A+E Networks Asia is comprised of Lifetime, HISTORY, FYI (formerly bio.), H2™ and Crime & Investigation® A+E Networks Asia operates and distributes its portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Fiji, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. Globally, A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Brandon Vera returns to ONE Cage to defend heavyweight title

ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera (14-7-0, 1NC) of San Diego, California is set to make his much-anticipated return to the ONE Championship cage next Friday, 2 December at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The Filipino-American fighter is set to defend his title belt against undefeated Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine (7-0) in the main event of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION.
The matchup headlines a stacked fight card featuring a posse of local homegrown Filipino mixed martial artists. Seeing action are Team Lakay standouts Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, April Osenio and Danny Kingad. Also to see cage time are Eugene Toquero, Mark Striegl, and Filipino-Australian Reece McLaren.


Vera, 39, takes pride in leading the charge for team Philippines who are ready to put on a show in Manila.
“The Philippines is just as much my home as the United States is, and I am truly blessed to be able to compete here in front of all the Filipino fans,” said Vera. “It’s an amazing country and we discover something new everyday. It’s an honor to be able to headline massive ONE Championship fight cards.”
Vera was last seen in the cage nearly a year ago, when he captured the ONE Heavyweight World Championship with a first round knockout victory over Taiwanese-Canadian fighter Paul “Typhoon” Cheng.

His opponent, the 265-pound Sekine is a new ONE Championship talent acquisition. He is currently unbeaten as a professional mixed martial artist. Six of his seven victories have come by finish, including three by submission and three by knockout.
With both fighters having a knack for exciting finishes, the bout is expected to not go the distance. Vera, who joined ONE Championship in 2014, is a winner of two straight with both wins coming by first round knockout.

Vera, who has been a mixed martial artist for the greater part of the last two decades, feels he is at the highest point of his career now.
“My mixed martial arts career has had its up and downs, highs and lows. But I feel that right now, I’m the best that I have ever been. I’m in my prime and I feel great,” said Vera. “The honor and prestige of being a world champion is something that I take very seriously. I am proud to wear the ONE Heavyweight World Championship belt around my waist.”
Vera promises fans who will come down to the MOA Arena next week that he will be at peak condition. Expect only the best performance said the Filipino-American.
“Training has been phenomenal. I train with the best fighters in the world at Alliance MMA and with some really top guys in the Philippines as well. I am always in shape and ready to go,” said Vera.
“I can’t wait to be inside that ONE Championship cage again. The big fight atmosphere in Manila is amazing. Filipino fight fans are a passionate bunch.”


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Couple Getaway Surprise Destination Idea for your Sweetheart

I used to be an OFW who works at a Mall in Yanbu, Saudie Arabia for more than 10 years, until I decided to finally end my contract and go home to my family and love one here in the Philippines.
I remember whenever I go home for a vacation for just a month and sometimes it doesn't event reach a month, Me and my Sweetheart don't have a chance to go out of the busy city we just go to nearby malls to eat out, watch movies and visit friends from college.
I had always wanted to take her somewhere I knew she loved to go to. Just last March of this year I had my vacation before I finally decided to exit from Yanbu, she keeps on telling me how she loves and wanted to go to the beach or anywhere where nature can be such a relaxing place. Even though I badly wanted to take her away for a while time is really our enemy during those times.
But now we have more time, more planning to do, more chances to be together. And since we are both travel bloggers. I would want to take her to different beautiful beach or resorts destinations that would really surprise her and make her happy.
I got listed down some of my ideal beautiful beach in the Philippines that I had asked to my friends about and I bet they had shared so much that I am so excited to share it as well to you guys specially men out there who wanted to take their ladies as well in the beach.
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Friday, November 18, 2016


The Delightful taste yet inexpensive "JOHANN COFFEE AND BEVERAGES" opens another store again at Valero Plaza Condominium,Valero Street Makati City.

Last November 16, 2016 (Wednesday) 7:00 am, We have invited by Ms. Kristine Soguilon-Lim to witnessed the grand opening and blessings of her new shop at Valero.
This Store is more bigger compare to other shops, its wide space give more accommodations for customers. Two Sofas are on both side provide more comfort reading, relaxing or just enjoy chatting with your coffee buddy.

JOHANN Coffee & Beverages is a franchise under JKL Beverages Corp., a subsidiary of Soguilon Foods Corporation (SFC), a foodservice operation established in November 2010 by a creative, driven, and visionary enterpreneur, Ms. Kristine Soguilon-Lim 

The company started its first venture in Bonifacio Global City with a restobar named GARAGE88 Burgers and Beers which later grew to more branches and brands that has made a mark in the food and beverage sector. SFC Depot serves as their commissary and distribution arm. Voted by When In Manila as one of today's young game changer of 2016, Ms. Kristine S. Lim, along with her dynamic,talented team, continues to break new grounds in the F&B Industry by launching the JOHANN Coffee & Beverages franchise. This is a fulfillment of the company's dream of making quality coffee more accessible but inexpensive for all.
To make handcrafted beverages 
available to everyone.

To create a community where 
people speak a common language
thru beverages that's conveniently
and always within reach.

Visit and like their page @

EXPLORE PHILIPPINES Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

I love to explore and travel around the Philippines but with so many beautiful spots all over, I cannot able to see everything. With this Explore Philippines Mazagine I think it will be possible, I will just look at their pages like I am the one travelling around. From this magazine, I can able to explore those places I haven't seen.
Last November 15, 2016, I have given the chance to be invited by Travel Spread Media Launch of Explore Philippines Magazine in celebration of its 2nd Anniversary.
We have lots of fun enjoying throughout the event. They have given lots of prizes like hotel accommodation and trip to Caticlan, Boracay. 
We have given the chance also to know those persons behind the success of this magazine and their media partners.

Technology has opened up new ways for Filipinos to travel. This generation has tapped social media, websites, apps, and live events to learn more about previously unknown local destinations, each holding great promise of dreamlike tropical landscapes and rich cultures. It’s an exciting time for travel in our own backyard. Beyond the gloss of posting photos on our feeds and sharing travel itineraries is an enthusiasm to see more of what the country has to offer - sights, food, history, and culture.

In this spirit, the team behind Explore Philippines presents a quarterly ode to our islands. Explore Philippines Magazine welcomes a new era of print with a deeper look into developing travel trends and the inspiring people leading the way, and fresh eyes on hidden gems and forgotten communities. The high quality 160-page collectible issues are thoughtfully designed and aim to spur ideas and conversations about enhancing the way we explore, sustainability for our islands, and the future of local travel.

Explore Philippines Magazine’s editorial sections are carefully crafted and packed with beautiful photos and thought-provoking articles. Joined by a guest Explorer for every issue, the team delves into the very heart and soul of the issue’s foremost features, from the main destination, to accommodations, locals, and delicacies in First Class. Past guest Explorers include notable journalist Atom Araullo, globetrotting couple Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones, and celebrity hosts Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez. 
With the same focus on the local scene, Main Course is the magazine’s prized food series that stars three culinary standouts celebrated by a common theme. In Now Boarding, we explore what’s hot, hip, and happening in the world of seasonal spots and scene-stealers. Checklist is a rundown of the best and brightest in local tourism. Every latest travel trend has a story to follow, and we dive deeper into each one in Pulse. Bringing the focus back to individuals, Disruptor is a look into a modern hustler’s life on the move. Jetsetter is our go-to travel guide from your favorite Pinoy tourists, and Pilot is an intimate one-on-one with the leaders, movers and shakers, and trailblazers in the industry. 
A newly added section, Roots is dedicated to the faces and places that helped build a community’s identity. Rounding out the list are Recreation, our sports and outdoor adventure special, and Detour, which takes us beyond leisure traveling and delves into traveling with a deeper purpose.

This November, Explore Philippines celebrates its second year anniversary with Travel Spread: Traveling the Philippines One Page at a Time. Explore Philippines Magazine invites you to join the event from November 25-26, 2016 at the Event Center, 4th Floor, Century City Mall, Makati. Travel Spread will be filled with interactive exhibits from event partners Merrell and Oculus Archery, Travel Talks, and a food park. Guest speakers are travel photographer Angelo Mendoza, tech entrepreneur April Cuenca, travel and food writer Paul Catiang, artivist AG Saño, hotel owner and eco-activist Raf Dioniso, and the Explore philippines team. Get to know the team behind Explore Philippines and be part of an event that enriches our local travel community. Admission is free for the interactive exhibit and all Travel Talks.

The anniversary issue of Explore Philippines Magazine will be available at selected stockists and bookstores nationwide. Order the latest issue online with free delivery at Annual subscriptions are available.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37 th Agora Awards

Ms. Velilla

Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards. Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that  manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss.
Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies. It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.

Moving in an industry dominated by giant multinational pharmaceutical companies, Nutramedica’s tenacious rise from its humble beginnings as a microenterprise is one for the books. Thanks largely to its creativity and innovation, it has become a major player with a well-established niche in the industry.
Founded in 2004 by Velilla, Nutramedica develops beauty and healthcare products out of natural and mostly indigenous ingredients. It is one of the pioneers in the commercialization of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and gained wide success with its slogan “healthiest oil on earth,” which led to its acquisition by a big company.
It continued to create more VCO-based skin care products and hit the jackpot with its latest, and now banner, product – Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. This breakthrough solution is made of 19 herbal ingredients and comes in topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo, and herbal conditioner that effectively battles the effects of hair loss and helps enhance and restore one’s crowning glory.
Launched in 2009, Novuhair enjoys tremendous success until today. It is widely accepted not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries. It is set to enter the international market, starting with the United States (US), in December of this year. Such bold, yet timely, move of the company to export Novuhair to the US and eventually the Middle East also opens the opportunity for proudly-made local products to penetrate the global arena.
Novuhair’s popularity and market leadership may be attributed to the company’s initial market study coupled with the right timing, as well as smart use of resources by coming up with an effective tri-media campaign best described as low-budget yet high-impact marketing.
Leveraging on its organic growth from a microenterprise to medium scale with over 30 employees in a span of 12 years, Nutramedica continues to further develop, market and distribute high-quality goods that could bring honor to the country.
The firm raises the bar in entrepreneurship with its faithful adherence to best business practices, such as provision of high quality products and excellent services, adaptability to market trends, constant innovation, diversification of trade, and giving back to society.
“Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people”, Velilla quotes Steve Jobs when asked what’s her secret to success in this competitive business of beauty and healthcare.
“We at Nutramedica also adhere to our core values of integrity, trust, fairness, discipline, humility, leadership, teamwork and faith in God. That’s our winning formula,” Velilla further adds.
Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and


Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (PALSCON)

PALSCON holds 6th National Forum

Forum to tackle vital labor issues such as “ENDO,” “5-5-5”

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES, 14 November 2016 - The Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (PALSCON) today holds its annual 6th National Forum with the hope of helping clear the air with regard to vital labor issues like “ENDO” or “End of Contract” and “5-5-5.”

These are among the hottest topics in today’s very important forum, especially in light of strong calls by the government and the general public to once and for all put an end to these unfair labor practices.

Through the forum, PALSCON, the premier association of legitimate service contractors in the country, is putting itself at the forefront of helping come up with winnable solutions against “ENDO” and “5-5-5” together with other concerned groups and stakeholders. In the past, PALSCON already collaborated with labor and employers’ groups and the national government, in particular the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), to hopefully put an end to these illegal employment practices.

“The situation now is very challenging especially to the legitimate service contractors who have become seriously affected with the allegations that our industry is propagating these practices, which is absolutely not true,” declares Arturo “Butch” Guerrero III, Chairman of the PALSCON 6th National Forum and PALSCON’s 2014 and 2015 National President.

Among the other topics to be tackled during the forum include Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez and the “win-win” scenario proposed by the government, and the service contracting industry’s importance as presented by Atty. Josephus Jimenez, Past President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) for 2015 and current PMAP President Jesse Rebustillo.

The issue of ongoing labor inspections on labor-only contracting by Bureau of Labor Relations Director Benjo Benavidez will also be tackled while the DOLE will also inform attendees of the rules of inspection so PALSCON members will be properly guided during inspections and comply with labor laws. The stand of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) will also be made known and announced by ECOP President Donald Dee and PCCI President George Barcelon, respectively.

As for the international scenario, the International Labor Organization (ILO) will show that service contracting is a practice well received in other countries and that the Philippines needs it to be globally competitive in the ASEAN market and in the global supply chain, according to Guerrero.

For its part, the World Employment Confederation (formerly International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies or CIETT), of which PALSCON is a member, will present valuable research data which it hopes will advance the cause of service contracting in the Philippines.

Since the forum’s theme is about Tripartism, the trade unions, represented by the President of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW), Atty. Sonny Matula and Past President Atty. Allan Montano will be on hand to air the side of the workers.

And as hailed during its last General Membership Meeting, PALSCON will present its manifesto, which was supported by the ECOP, the PCCI, the Makati Business Club (MBC) and the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. or SEIPI in order to show the strength and unity among the largest employer groups in the country.

Guerrero again reiterated the importance of the forum. “This is a very timely and important event for PALSCON because not only is it an opportunity for all service contractors to gather in one place, it is also where we can show strength in unity in light of the issues, that we are the light of the industry and show how we can advance our cause. We hope that through this forum we can enlighten the government and show them and the general public how PALSCON can help clean the air of these issues and assure them of PALSCON members’ full and total compliance to existing labor laws.”

PALSCON: A Partner for Progress and Industrial PeaceThrough Collaborative Efforts with Government, Labor and Business  

November 14, 2016, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila



7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
(90 minutes)


PALSCON Booth Expo
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
(30 minutes)

Parade Order:
·         Workers representing various Industries
·         Past Presidents
·         Region 3 Chapter Officers
·         Region 4 Chapter Officers
·         Region 7 Chapter Officers
·         2016-2017 PALSCON Officers and Board of Trustees
·         6th National Forum Committee
·         6th National Forum Chair
·         2016-2017 PALSCON National President

The Prayer (Choir)
National Anthem (Choir)

VTR on Contractualization News/Issues

Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo
Tagumpay nating Lahat
2 Other Marian Songs

Tiples de Santo Domingo

<slide show PALSCON in action photos>

9:00 AM to 9:10 AM
(10 minutes)
Welcome Remarks

<Segway to Traditional Awarding of Plaque of Appreciation to the 5th National Forum Chair

Ms. Rhoda C. Caliwara
National President, PALSCON

Award Presenters:
Ms. Rhoda C. Caliwara
2016-2017 National President, PALSCON

Mr. Arturo C. Guerrero III
6th National Forum Chair and 2014-2015 Immediate Past President, PALSCON

Ms. Sarah P. Deloraya
5th National Forum Chair and 2011-2013 Past President, PALSCON

9:10 AM to 9:20 AM
(10 minutes)
Forum Overview
Mr. Arturo C. Guerrero III
Chair, 6th National Forum and Immediate Past President, PALSCON

9:20 AM to 9:25 AM
(5 minutes)
Introduction of Hon. Mark O. Go
Mr. Henry Nuqui
Vice-President, PALSCON

9:25 AM to 9:40 AM
(15 minutes)
Opening Remarks

Hon. Mark O. Go
Representative, Baguio City
House of Representatives

9:40 AM to 9:45 AM
(5 minutes)

Introduction of Hon. Silvestre H. Bello III
Ms. Agnes Escalona
Board of Trustee, PALSCON

9:45 AM to 10:05 AM
(20 minutes)

Keynote Address

Hon. Silvestre H. Bello III
Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment
10:05 AM to 10:35 AM
(30 minutes)

Plenary 1:

PALSCON: Leading the Service Contracting Industry towards Labor Laws Compliance

D.O. No. 131-B, Revised Rules on Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS)

Atty. Alvin B. Curada
Director, Bureau of Working Condition
10:35 AM to 10:45 AM
(10 minutes)

Question and Answer

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
(30 minutes)

Plenary 2:

Business Sectors: Win-Win Solution on Service Contracting

Hon. Ramon M. Lopez
Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

11:15 AM to 11:25 AM
(10 minutes)

Question and Answer

11:25 AM to 11:55 AM
(30 minutes)

Panel Discussion 1:

The Challenges and Benefits of the Strict Compliance with Labor Laws

Tripartite Panel:

Atty. Johnson G. Cañete
Regional Director, DOLE NCR

Mr. Jesse Francis N. Rebustillo
President, PMAP

Atty. Allan S. Montaño
Past President, FFW

Moderator: Mr. Alex Tinsay

11:55 PM to 12:10 NN
(15 minutes)

Question and Answer

12:10 PM to 1:10 PM
(60 minutes)

Entertainment by Mr. Vince Lahora

12:50 PM to 1:10 PM
(20 minutes – during Lunch)

Induction of Chapter Officers and Induction of New Members

In order:

·         All Chapter Officers from Region 3, Region 4 and Region 7
·         All New Members
Inducting Officer:
Ms. Rhoda Caliwara
National President, PALSCON

Assisted by:
Mr. Armand Gutierrez
Membership Committee Chair, PALSCON

1:10 PM to 1:40 AM
(30 minutes)

Plenary 3:

Service Contracting DOs and DONTs: Protecting your company from Labor Only Contracting (LOC) Findings

Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez
Labor Lawyer, Former DOLE Undersecretary and Former PMAP President
1:40 PM to 1:50 PM
(10 minutes)

Question and Answer

1:50 PM to 2:30 PM
(40 minutes)

Panel Discussion 2:

Supporting DOLE Convergence Program: Attaining Increased Productivity and Industrial Peace thru Tripartism

Tripartite Panel:

·         Usec. Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III
Undersecretary, DOLE 

·         Asec. Alex V. Avila
Asst. Secretary, DOLE

·         Atty. Ranulfo P. Payos
Vice-President, ECOP

·         Atty. Ruben D. Torres
President, TUCP

Moderator: Mr. Alex Tinsay

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
(15 minutes)

Question and Answer

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
(30 minutes)

Plenary 4:

Deeper Understanding of Labor Advisory No. 10: Strict Prohibitions of Labor Only Contracting

Atty. Benjo Santos – Benavidez
Director, Bureau of Labor Relations

3:15 PM to 3:55 PM
(40 minutes)

Panel Discussion 3:

The Impact of Stricter Legitimate Service Contracting on the Labor Sector and Business Sector

Tripartite Panel:

·         Atty. Benjo Santos – Benavidez
Director, Bureau of Labor Relations

·         Amb. Donald G. Dee
Chairman Emeritus, ECOP

·         Atty. Jose Sonny G. Matula
President, FFW

Moderator: Mr. Alex Tinsay

3:55 PM to 4:10 PM
(15 minutes)

Question and Answer

4:10 PM to 4:40 PM
(30 minutes)

Panel Discussion 4:

Global Trends in Service Contracting, Moving to the Next Level to cope up with the Demands of the World Market


·         Mr. Federico R. Marquez Jr.
Assistant Corporate Secretary, ECOP and Past President, PMAP

·         Ms. Annemarie Muntz
President, World Employment Confederation

Moderator: Mr. Alex Tinsay

4:40 PM to 5:05 PM
(15 minutes)

Question and Answer

5:05 PM to 5:25 PM
(20 minutes)

Presentation of PALSCON Manifesto

Ms. Rhoda Caliwara
National President, PALSCON

<coming from the audience>
Motion to Accept the Manifesto: Mr. Froilan Florendo

<coming from the audience>
Second the Motion to Accept the Manifesto: Mr. Norman Cordon

5:25 PM to 5:30 PM
(5 minutes)

Closing Message
Mr. Rudy DC Enriquez
Past President, PALSCON
5:30 PM
End of Conference

6:00 PM onwards
Fellowship Night

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