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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Open Beta Testing is here!

"We all have been waiting for this, the legend is back."


After the original launch in 2003, millions of users in the Philippines alone flooded the game and its servers for more than a decade. 

It has been two years of hiatus since it was out of the Philippines, publishing partners Electronics Extreme and ELITE officially announces that the OPEN BETA TEST (Commercial Launch) of the historical MMORPG Ragnarok Online Philippines will rise today, June 29, 2017 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. 

Ragnarok Online has been revolutionized while keeping the best loved aspects of the original. Aptly named Revo-classic, Electronics Extreme made massive improvements to the traditional game features and set a FREE-TO-PLAY / FREE-TO-WIN game model to maintain the game balance. 

Job class updates (Class 2-2) will go live within six months after the OBT commercial launch and High Class 1-2 character jobs will be made available within one to two years.

All concerns about botting and other cheating software are going to be resolved with the collaboration with game security service, CheatDefender, assuring the gamers of the best game experience.  

In addition to the release of multiple maps and item mall, the game play is set to have an overabundance of exciting activities. The game has been optimized from carefully gathered feedback from gamers and fans to create the best experience for the well-loved classic.

THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE WILL RISE TODAY.
What are you waiting for? REGISTER an account NOW.


For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website or the Official Facebook Page at or you can follow them on their Twitter and Instagram pages, respectively.


Monday, June 26, 2017

From Role-Play to Real-Play: KidZania Celebrates Father’s Day with LBC Express in "Daddy, Get Set Go!"

Bringing joy is something LBC has set out to accomplish in every "padala" they fulfill.

In their very own way, LBC joined KidZania this past weekend in celebrating the man of the house with special activities for kids and their dads.

At the Courier Service establishment in KidZania, designed as a mini-LBC Express branch, kids and their dads worked together in receiving and boxing parcels and shipping them out around the city.



LBC also set up a special booth in the city where kids got to write greeting postcards for their dads. Kids only needed to pay using their kidZos, KidZania’s official currency. After writing, they could hand their custom postcards personally to their dads who accompanied them to KidZania.



As a special Father’s Day treat, kids could also surprise their dads by sending their greeting postcards for FREE, with LBC shipping them within Metro Manila right to their doorstep.



With these special Father’s Day activities, LBC hopes to send the message to everyone that they are always ready to send love and happiness by connecting lives - whatever the reason or the occasion.



LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier and cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs and warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world.

Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years. Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to- door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gamecon Philippines is Set on July 8 and 9, 2017


More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the 1st Gamecon Philippines, a 2-day gaming convention and competition happening on July 8 and 9, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

"We want Gamecon Philippines to be a platform where families of all ages can come together and experience different types of games and play under one roof", said Elaine Cedillo, the Co-Founder of Redwizard Events Management and the lead project head of the said event. "Also we want us to be platform where different gaming communities come together and share their passion."

Gamecon Philippines will have a Game Art Competition that is open to all students and professionals, who would like to join using traditional or digital medium. The winners will get cash and a Huion Tablet from American Technologies Inc.

There will also be different board games, table top and card games around. Cedillo said that you can just hang out and play all weekend. Every area has its own feel and play especially if you watch the preliminary tournament and championship of X-wing miniature game. It is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings. It recreates exciting Star Wars Space.

Gamecon will also have a Cosplay Competition that is open to 2 to 3 members of a family. It can be siblings, parent and a child, cousins or even husband and wife. Just get ready to wear your favorite game characters on Sunday, July 9 and you can win up to P10,000.00 cash and gift items.

While all Mobile Legends fanatics can also enjoy the 2-day Mobile Legends competition. It is estimated to have more than 100 participants per day. If you want to join, be there early so you can have your team listed down and compete and be crowned to be the best Mobile Legends Team.

ESGS Indie Arena will also be showcasing the different PC, Console and mobile games that is proudly created by Filipinos. You can test it as you play and enjoy the entire experience.

While one of the highlights is the RoboRumble, a lightweight robot combat with participants from High school students up to professionals, so if you are a fan of Battle Bots or you just simply loves robotics, this is an interesting match to watch!

If you are interested to join any of the competitions or just simply want to watch and learn more about it, you may visit: http://gamecon.ph/eventhighlights/

There will also be Game Development Workshop and Plenary on July 7, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Megatrade Conference Rooms A to C, 5/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. They will be featuring some of the country’s top game designers and producers with the likes of Derrick Mapagu of Flippy Bottle which became a global hit mobile game that attained the Top 1 rank in Google Play in more than 16 countries, including Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Gamecon Philippines is presented to us by Eon, for the digital me. Also by Huion, American Technologies, Inc., Jack 'n Jill, Maxx Gums and Great Taste Iced Coffee Drink. In partnership with Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), Philrobitcs, Ellinov, Thinklab, Sparklab Innovation Center and supported by iAcademy as one of the school partners.

Get your day pass tickets now for P100 only per day while the workshop is at P500 inclusive of Certificate of Completion and PM Snacks.


The early bird promo is good until June 30, 2017. To get your tickets, please check:  http://gamecon.ph/ or call Redwizard Events Management at 218 9023, 0917 9048777 and 0920 9734926.

Don’t miss this chance to bond with your family as you play, learn and enjoy the entire Gamecon experience. 



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Closed Beta Testing Officially Begins!

"Today is the day that all RO fans have been waiting for."



Ragnarok Online (RO), the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) in the Philippines which revolutionized the landscape of online gaming will once again open the gates of Rune Midgard. 

We have been waiting for this day, when publishing partner companies Electronics Extreme Ltd., and ELITE, began its CLOSED BETA TEST, June 20, 2017, 3:00 pm. Henceforth, beta testers will get firsthand experience and involvement on this phase by helping the ROPH team in providing the best MMORPG experience.

During the Ragnarok Online’s Q & A Session, last May 12, 2017, Kamphee "Ken" Phiromwad, Managing Director of Electronics Extreme, and ELITE CEO Johnny Paek revealed some of the most awaited game details:

  • It will be protected by EasyDefender (Solid proof from Thailand), this improves the game experience with its anti-bot and cheat protection systems;
  • FREE TO WIN: All Key-items could be dropped in game. All you need is teamwork and assiduity. It will provide everything that gamers need to advance and thrive in-game;
  • A special Revo-Classic version of the game starting with the 2-1 class, with class 2-2 and high class expected within 6 months and within 1-2 years, respectively;
  • The return of the demised Morroc Town;
  • Monsters will be back to their original spawn point and will ignore the level differences between players and monsters;
  • Guild Wars will be released within the first 3 weeks and Godly Items will not be immediately available but will soon be released;
  • Customized events for the Philippines;
  • Revival of team competition through the Ragnarok World Championship;
  • There will be 2 available servers in CBT, namely, Thor and Loki.


ELITE, ensures that there is a continuous improvement of game experience through gathering of data during and after CBT. There is also a 24/7 customer support that will be available to handle all concerns that the players may encounter.

*CBT Client ready for download on their official website.


THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE WILL RISE TODAY.

It is never too late, REGISTER an account NOW.


For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website or the Official Facebook Page at or you can follow them on their Twitter and Instagram pages, respectively.




Monday, June 19, 2017

Zillable Disrupts Enterprise Social Networks with the Launch of Collaboration and Innovation Platform

Zillable launches a secured collaboration and innovation platform that consolidates familiar productivity and collaboration apps for teams of any size.


LOS ANGELES, California, June 1st, 2017 — Zillable™, an innovator in collaboration and innovation, unveils the world’s first collaboration and innovation platform specifically designed for forward-thinking teams and enterprises of 10-10,000 members to collaborate and innovate on any device and from any location.

Productivity and innovation tools, such as: boards, mind mapping, chat, and news feeds, are ordinarily one-off apps created by various developers. Zillable offers the enterprise a suite of integrated collaboration and innovation tools on a single platform, specifically designed for organizations to realize new value from diverse employees working across departments and time zones, and to be responsive to disruptive markets.

"Zillable is like your digital coffee shop where teams collaborate and innovate - seamlessly at ease,” Andrew Pham, CEO and Founder of Zillable explained. "The enterprise can create private collaboration networks that dissolve departmental silos and streamline the way employees get stuff done, innovating faster." Public communication channels may also be employed by the enterprise, engaging the Crowd and fine-tuning predictions for market shifts and internal company strategy.

"Today’s global workforce can’t be constrained by the limitations of conference calls, corporate emails, or video conferences," Mr. Pham said. "Zillable empowers employees to create and innovate whenever and wherever they need – not just when it fits into someone else’s schedule."

The Zillable platform effectively merges social media with enterprise collaboration workspaces and business productivity apps, such as boards, mind mapping, news feeds, and task management. "The autograph of innovation isn’t mysterious," explains Andrew. "When you get right down to it, innovation happens when you give freedom to your employees to engage, share ideas, and provide them with the productivity tools to help them streamline their workflows.

Zillable’s disruptive collaboration and innovation platform is designed exclusively for teams and organizations of any size. Free and paid plans are offered, including a basic free plan for unlimited evaluation that includes chat, boards, and other productivity tools at no cost. To learn more about Zillable, visit: Zillable.com




About Zillable
Zillable is the world’s first collaboration network where teams can creatively and dynamically work, ideate, and innovate. Teams of any size can engage employees and bridge divides, including partners and customers. Zillable makes work and innovation happen. For more information, please visit Zillable.com



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Head of the Family: Not Just a Provider But a Father


Imagine working in a world where time seems to just pass by and where almost everything changes instantly. Think of having to keep up with an environment where it costs a lot to stop or even slow down for a while. Sounds taxing, right? What more of prioritizing the welfare of everybody in the household on top of it all. 

But every head of the family doesn’t mind about it. Fathers are said to be the pillars of our homes. They toil sun up to sun down to give our needs and desires.

Some of them go abroad with tears in their eyes because they will be physically separated from their families. However, there is a certain joy in their hearts knowing that they will be able to provide for their loved ones back home.

To honor these gallant paternal men and let them feel how extraordinary they are and important their sacrifices are for their families, Father’s Day has been a yearly universal event. As we mark again this special occasion on Sunday, June 18, 2017, our applause and recognition will never be enough to show them how grateful we are to have them in our lives.  

Our dads, together with our moms, take good care of us the moment we’re born. They are the ones who provide everything we need for our everyday lives. From infancy up to adulthood, they feed and clothe us. 

As we take our initial baby steps, our patriarchs guide and lead us in the right direction. When we stumble and fall, they assist us to rise and move on. In times of danger or any threat, they shield us from any harm.

All of these, they do out of unconditional love. Their selflessness, though, has its own toll. Working tirelessly could lead to high levels of stress constantly and problems not only mentally, but physically, too. So better watch out for the signs. 

Has tatay been constantly complaining about losing strands and strands of his hair every day? Or maybe has he been searching for a way on how to get them to grow back?

According to the hair loss statistics conducted by Statistic Brain in the year 2016, 40 percent of men experience noticeable mane vanishing as early as age 35. And as per the American Hair Loss Association, there are a couple of different factors that cause excessive hair fall, one being extreme degree of stress.

Nutramedica Inc. introduced a revolutionary product that aims to address this problem: NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss. Being the only topical scalp lotion in the country that is made from 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients all working synergistically, it’s perfect for all the heads of the family out there, be they biological or not.

NOVUHAIR is proven effective and safe to help prevent and stop the progression of hair loss and, at the same time, help promote locks’ growth. Simply spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto the scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Voila, it penetrates deeply into the roots, which helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the natural moisture of the hair. 

Still have no idea on what to give him on his big day? Well, NOVUHAIR might not be the most expensive gift to impress him, but the most valuable present he could ever have. This nature’s answer to hair loss provides him the chance to be ahead already in preventing his "crowning glory" from receding in the near future. 

So, head on to all leading stores nationwide and get a dose of this breakthrough product. NOVUHAIR is also available in shampoo and conditioner formats to further complement the benefits of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion. NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also order NOVUHAIR online at www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, you may call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Play, Learn and Enjoy Games at Gamecon Philippines this July!

Gaming has already become part of our lifestyle. Whether it’s the traditional games like cards and table tops or digital games like computer and mobile applications, it is undeniable that gaming is more than just a pastime activity now. It is a way to bond with our friends and family and it has even become a source of income and job through professional e-sports and game development. This year, we are bringing gamers of all ages under one roof as we gather together for a celebration of one of the biggest gaming convention in the country.

Gamecon Philippines is a 3-day gaming convention happening on July 7-9, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. It is a 2-part event, which features a conference on July 7 and an exhibit and trade show on July 8 and 9.

The workshop will feature notable local personalities and key players in the industry of Game Art, Design and Development. Here, guests and participants can learn about asset creation, game design and basic game development facilitated by the people that put the Philippine Gaming Development on the global map. This is open to all high school, college students and professionals who would like to jump start their careers in game development. This is in partnership with Game Developers Association of the Philippines.



There will also be an exhibit and trade show where everyone can learn more and play games from all shapes and forms such as digital (consoles, desktop, and mobile), table top (board, card), robotics, toys, up-and-coming game technologies, and so much more. Visitors will be treated to an exciting experience as they get to try out and play featured games from various gaming companies for free!

We will also be featuring competitions during the exhibit, such as the X-Wing Tournament (Star Wars table top game) and RoboRumble (Robot combat), Cosplay, Game Art, several electronic game show matches and more.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us as we play, learn and enjoy in the biggest gathering of gamers!

If you are interested to attend the workshop and plenary or the exhibit hall pass you may purchase the ticket online at discounted rate until June 30.

For more details, you may visit their website at www.gamecon.ph or follow them on Twitter and Facebook @gameconph or contact 0917 9048777 and 0920 9734926.

Gamecon Philippines is organized by Redwizard Events Management.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Events in Manila: Workshops to Build Your Confidence

Looking for ways to boost your career or get the job you want? 

In the Philippines, a research from Jobstreet.com in 2015 named communication, train-ability, and competence as the top three functional skills being sought by employers. A survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers in the US almost has a similar result ranking leadership, communication, and ability to work with a team as the most valuable skills in the workplace.  

You need to continuously invest in developing yourself to cope with the demands of your job. Aside from reading articles or videos from the internet, an effective way to learn is by attending workshops where you can interact with the trainer and meet fellow participants face-to-face.


Go Up Events, an all-around event logistic provider, aims to support your career goals by organizing various workshops in Manila this 2017.  Their upcoming events this June and July focuses on communication, leadership, and marketing. Attending can be a sure way to set your learning objectives on track.

Business Writing Seminar


In partnership with Manila Workshops and WhenInManila.com, Go Up Events Manila presents Write Your Way to Success - A Business Writing Seminar for Professionals.  If you want to learn how to write an effective letter, memo, minutes of the meeting, or e-mail, this is a highly-recommended workshop for you.  To register and view course outline, visit http://bit.ly/WYWJune.


Effective Proposal Writing


Writing Hacks for Entrepreneurs is a two-hour seminar discussing tips on how to write content fast, create winning proposals, and use online tools to polish your documents. Professionals working in the fields of sales and marketing who write correspondences to gain clients will benefit from this event. The registration fee will suit your budget at Php 200 only.

Search Engine Optimization 101



The second series of Writing Hacks is about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO for Marketers is designed for the professional tasked to create content and drive traffic to their company website. Learn more about this event at http://bit.ly/WRITINGHACKS2.


Leadership Training for Supervisors


Leading direct reports require communication, management, and interpersonal skills. Coaching that Sticks - Leadership Training for Supervisors will help you navigate the task of motivating people to maximize team performance. 

Save the date on July 15 and reserve your slot at http://bit.ly/CoahingThatSticks.

Schedule Your Next Learning Event 
Does any of these workshops in Manila interest you? Contact Go Up Events Manila by sending an e-mail at goupeventsmanila@gmail.com or visit their website goupeventsmanila.wordpress.com.



Commit yourself to developing your skills and building your confidence. Take action and plan to join at least one workshop in Manila in each quarter. Set aside a sum of money each payday for the events you’d like to attend. You may also share this link with your boss and ask if your company provides budget for training opportunities.  

Also, for a limited time only (Valid Unlit July 15, 2017), you can use the 10% discount being offered by using the promo code GOUPBLOGS.




Help Lavinia Battle Chronic Kidney Disease

Her name is Maria Lavina Cajoles. She looks strong and vibrant but deep inside she is bruised, fighting a battle that not ordinary women have. 


A year ago, Lav is diagnosed with what we call as Chronic Kidney Disease or commonly called CKD.  A person with CKD has kidney whose function gradually becomes impaired. In its advanced stage, electrolytes and wastes can build up in the body making one’s body weak. There will be complications like anemia, weak bones, and even nerve damage.


Treatment for chronic kidney disease focuses on slowing the progression of the kidney damage, usually by controlling the underlying cause. Chronic kidney disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant.

Most people don’t have any symptoms early in the disease. Once the disease progresses, the symptoms can include feeling tired, feeling weak, loss of appetite, not sleeping, not thinking clearly and swelling of the feet and ankles. The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Chronic kidney disease can also be caused by infections or urinary blockages.

Today, as Lav takes the battle field to the next level, she finds comfort in knowing that she is never alone in her fight. The fact that people she doesn’t personally know care about her gives her strength.

Currently, Lav is an active member of Life Saving Shirts wherein the group sells shirts for a cause not only for Lav but also for other patients who are fighting the battle of CKD.




Support Lav in her battle by visiting the fan page of Life Saving Shirts.


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