Huwebes, Abril 28, 2016

CEO SUITE Region's Finest Serviced Office

Having my Onlineshop (https://www.facebook.com/FashionableStylesByLeomy/) and Travel and Tours (https://www.facebook.com/LeomyTravelAndTours/) is not an easy business to manage specially if i do it alone and I don't have my "own office". One of the main problems i encounter are clients asking to go to our office for inquiries and or bookings and orders, BUT I don't have my own office so what i just say is that i do it via online instead. Yet I came to realized if I have my office where clients can come it would be much progressive and presentable to have meetings with my clients.
As your business grows, new services and facilities will probably be needed in order to cater for increased activity. The costs of office rental, utilities, furniture, wages and everything else that goes with running a business can quickly add up, making your dream seem unattainable and your business goals unreachable.

Thankfully there is an alternative that can save you a significant amount of money and make your dream of starting a successful company possible. And that alternative is the virtual office and one of those many virtual offices which i highly recommend is CEO SUITE Regions Finest Serviced Office.
CEO SUITE is the only serviced office operator in Asia run by industry experts with more than a decade of worldwide experiences. CEO SUITE is a one-stop workplace solutions provider for clients who need serviced offices, instant offices, virtual offices, meeting and training rooms, or professional services for their businesses.

One of the main advantages of a virtual office is that you only pay for the services that you need, and once you no longer require those services you can cancel them quickly and easily.
So if you’re going to be on the road for a few weeks and need a virtual secretary or call forwarding system to manage incoming communications, you can simple hire the service that suits you the best for the time that you need it.

CEO SUITE was founded in 1997 with its first center at the Indonesia Stock Exchange Towers in Jakarta by Ms. Mee Kim who has a 24 year experience in the service . serviced office industries and has established a broad and constantly growing base of International Business Network. A visionary and entrepreneur herself, Ms. Kim ensures that the service levels at CEO SUITE  will always exceed that of any other serviced-office providers in the world. CEO SUITE now has more than 140 team members in 8 countries around the region.

CEO SUITE was founded in 1997 with its first center at the Indonesia Stock Exchange Towers in Jakarta by Ms. Mee Kim who has a 24 year experience in the service . serviced office industries and has established a broad and constantly growing base of International Business Network. A visionary and entrepreneur herself, Ms. Kim ensures that the service levels at CEO SUITE  will always exceed that of any other serviced-office providers in the world. CEO SUITE now has more than 140 team members in 8 countries around the region.

The CEO SUITE Network

With offices in: 
  • INDONESIA (Jakarta) - Indonesia Stock Exchange Tower, AXA Tower, One Pacific Place, Sahid Sudirman Center and Wisma GKBI
  • PHILIPPINES (Manila) - LKG Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
  • CHINA (Shanghai) - Shanghai World Financial Center, Bank of Shanghai & HK New World Tower
  • CHINA (Beijing) - LG Twin Towers
  • SINGAPORE - Singapore Land Tower
  • MALAYSIA (Kuala Lumpur) - Menara Maxis (26th Level and 36th Level), Q Sentral, Axiata Tower
  • THAILAND (Bangkok) - Athenee Tower
  • VIETNAM (Hanoi) - Lotte Center
  • KOREA (Seoul) - Kyobo Center

CEO SUITE provide different services for clients who need serviced offices, instant office, virtual office and professional services for their companies. Whether clients need at least office space for one person, or a larger office space requirement for 50 employees, CEO SUITE has office space layouts from private managerial suites, open plan layouts and made-to-order arrangements in a combination of suites.
Furnished offices can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, whatever your requirement demands. You can now make quick and more abrupt responses to market changes with CEO SUITE’s flexible office space commitments.

CEO SUITE now has a strong network of 8 strategically-positioned centers in the business hubs of 9 key cities in 8 countries in Asia.

Why CEO SUITE

SERVICES
SERVICED OFFICE
Fully furnished Serviced Offices. No initial investment.
CEO SUITE provides a range of fully equipped serviced offices in Jakarta, and eight other Asian cities, whether you need a private office space for one or a larger office requirement for 50 professionals.

Get your money’s worth when you rent a service office in Jakarta Selatan only when you need it. Each of our serviced office space comes with all the equipment that you need and can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis with no initial investment.

Transform our office space into your own innovation and creativity hub
We can set up an instant office in Jakarta for you in a matter of days. Our customizable serviced offices are designed so you can optimize the space to fit your business needs and inspire motivation among your staff.

Choose from different layout options:
Fully furnished and customizable
Open plan layout
Private managerial suites
Made-to-order arrangements designed to suit your business

VIRTUAL OFFICE
Create a strong corporate image at unbeatable rates
Why do you need a virtual office space? As a business owner, you will often find yourself in different places because of your work. But while traveling is an enjoyable advantage, you also need to be able to set up your work station, get the privacy that you deserve while working, and have all the necessary equipment that will optimize your productivity. Unfortunately, hotel lounges and caf├ęs don’t always provide the solution.

The answer? Your very own virtual office in Jakarta Selatan or in eight other Asian locations. Gain access to state-of-the-art office and meeting facilities, go to work at a premium business address and only when you need to, and enjoy fast Internet speed.

Choose from the many CEO SUITE virtual office locations across Asia. We can help you achieve business success if you:
Work from home, but would like to present a corporate image
Travel to Asia and require a meeting place for business discussions
Need a company identity and prestigious business address in Asia
Are often on the road, and do not need a full time office
Are frustrated with the limited facilities offered by hotel business centers
Don’t need daily access to a physical location
Would like to quickly set up your business in 5 minutes or less

CONFERENCE FACILITIES
Conference Room
Focus on the meeting, let our meeting planners handle the rest
At CEO SUITE, our meeting and conference facilities are more than just ordinary room rentals. Every booking comes with a dedicated meeting planner so that you can focus on sealing the deal.

High-tech meeting facilities for a stunning first impression
Each meeting and conference facility commands the finest views of the Center. We’ve covered every detail – from the room lighting right down to the chair comfort levels – to maximize your meeting efficiencies. Our facilities are equipped with everything you could need, including audio/video conferencing capabilities, to ensure that your presentations make lasting impressions.

Anticipating a tight schedule?
Book your very own dedicated Secretary for minutes taking, interpretation, and translation requirements. CEO SUITE’s catering options feature a whole range of menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and light snacks to facilitate a compact meeting day.

CO-WORKING OFFICE

Reasons to choose a CEO SUITE co-working office
No upfront investment
Furnished offices ready to go when you are
Flexible terms by the day, week, month or year
Fully-equipped office spaces with the latest technology
Workspace available when and where you need it

Workspace available when and where you need it
An inspiring community work environment
Exchange ideas with likeminded professionals
Networking capabilities
Unlimited lounge access
Free WiFi
Free beverage services

Virtual offices provide a modern and flexible alternative to old fashioned business premises, giving business owners and start ups a real chance at success without having to deal with the financial burdens of running a workspace.

One Stop Business Service
With decades of intimate industry knowledge, managed by top-calibre, multilingual management team, CEO SUITE offers a one stop service station tailored to all your business requirements. Invaluable networking opportunities are provided via cocktail parties, art auctions, charity functions and coaching sessions to maximize “who you know.”

Virtual Office
Professional bilingual phone answering
Customized secretarial and IT services
Accounting, legal, tax and executive search services
Translation, visa, work permit, and company registration CEO forums, breakfast meetings, business seminars

For information regarding their services please check their sites: 
Tel #: (02) 859 2888
Website: www.ceosuite.com

*Photo credits to CEO Suite Page.

Martes, Abril 26, 2016

PHILCARE-GET GO LAUNCH - HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BY TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH

"Traveling keeps the brain and body healthier." ~MarketWatch Study, 2013
It’s also said to lower the risk of heart attack and death from coronary disease in certain groups, while the new and complex situations encountered while traveling can also help keep the brain sharp.
Get Healthy and Go Places: Purchase of PhilCare prepaid cards yields GetGo Rewards points.

Held on April 21, 2016 at M Cafe where Philcare - Get Go has been launch. Get Healthy and Go Places: Purchase of PhilCare prepaid cards yields GetGo Rewards points. Philcare partnered with Cebu Pacific.
Why travel? Me myself can justify that traveling makes me happy and well, specially if I'm with my partner.

It was mentioned that "Every Juan, gets access to good quality health care'" you don't just travel for no reason NOW you get to travel with security.

Philcare's partnership with GetGo Rewards will give their members Get Go Rewards points when they purchase selected health card products, the points will allows the members to redeem FREE flights with Cebu Pacific flights. As I heard during the launch it was mentioned that you can get as much as 750 GetGo points by purchasing any Philcare health card products.  All selected Philcare Health Card for a minimum spent of Php 3,500.00, the member can use it to redeem points or flights from Cebu Pacific. PhilCare prepaid health cards included in the promo include ER Vantage cards, Medical and Dental cards, Health Vantage cards and Health Vantage Elite cards. PhilCare members are automatically eligible for a GetGo cards upon purchase of any of the prepaid health cards mentioned above. 
If you're not a GetGo member yet Philcare will give a FREE membership when you purchase your health card and best thing about it they will deliver it to your doorstep... 

PhilCare believes that the path to wellness goes beyond having an effective health care coverage or an immediate access to medical providers. To be truly healthy means taking the time to enjoy life’s little pleasures while ensuring that you are protected for medical emergencies at all time. 
This is the vision behind PhilCare’s latest partnership with GetGo Rewards by Cebu Pacific, a lifestyle program that allows card holders to accumulate points on everyday spending and redeem these points for free flights. GetGo points can be earned from buying groceries, paying utility bills, refilling the car with gasoline, and now—even when taking care of your health. 
“PhilCare has always advocated for a 360 degree view on health and wellness. We have addressed the need for affordable and accessible health care products by offering our prepaid cards, starting from the ER Vantage cards, with 40K, 60K and 80K maximum benefit limits which allows access to medical providers for emergency health concerns; and then we supplemented it with the introduction of the Health Vantage and Health Vantage Elite cards, which offers a more comprehensive and extensive one-year emergency health care coverage; and finally, to answer the clamor for an unlimited consultation card to complement ER Vantage, we introduced our Medical and Consultation cards for kids, adults and senior citizens early this year. The partnership with GetGo meanwhile addresses our belief for over-all wellness and health,” shared Noemi G. Azura, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for PhilCare. 
By partnering with GetGo, Azura hopes that PhilCare members will be more inspired to travel discover new places and get much needed R&R.
Jhoan Gomez, Actuarial Head, PhilCare; Katryn Supapo; Head of Partnerships, Loyalty Division of GetGo; Allan Florendo; Director of Marketing, GetGo; Noemi G. Azura, President & CEO, PhilCare; Jaeger L. Tanco, Chairman, PhilCare; and Karen Sarte, OIC - Marketing

The “Get Healthy Go Places” promo is just the first in a series as part of the partnership between PhilCare and GetGo Rewards which will run until March 20, 2017
“PhilCare is committed to continuously innovate in order to give our members a different perspective of the health care industry and to provide best-in-class customer experience. We started by offering the first NFC-enabled HMO card in the Philippines, introducing prepaid health cards, and now, we are partnering with organizations and businesses that are well-known for their wellness programs and benefits,” adds Azura. 

To know more about the partnership, go to https://www.getgo.com.ph/web/getgo/promos.
To know more about PhilCare and its prepaid products, go to http://www.philcare.com.ph/products/

Lunes, Abril 25, 2016

HOTEL SOGO 2016 THANKSGIVING MEDIA PARTY

It was after attending the event that i came aware that Hotel Sogo is not just about pure business but they also have the heart of helping people in needs and less fortunate. Now i don't wonder why they became successful because they give what the blessings of achievement and success they receive. They are not just a Hotel to stay and relax to but a service to the community. 
Hotel Sogo Reinvents Brand for Barkada, Family Event and All Types of Celebrations, Beefs up Doctors on Wheels Program and Launches Digital Film.
Thanksgiving Party was held last April 22, 2016 and it was an honor to be part of the event, Thanks to Mamilar who made me her representative.

Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines, beefs up its Go! Go! So go promo encouraging barkadas and couples to patronize the Hotel for bonding, relaxation, group study and for all types of celebrations with the family.
Hotel So go boasts of exquisite features and comfort at affordable rates! Families s can enjoy free Wi-Fi access, cable TV with in-house movie channel, digital music system, 24-hour food and beverage service among the hotel's most popular amenities 
"In our series of recent TV and radio commercials, we let our customers know that Hotel So go is for EVERYBODY, for all OCCASIONS and for all walks of life,” said Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo , Marketing Manager
The promo also highlights the hotel's accessibility, high-quality and affordable service. Hotel Sogo is also known for having courteous, well trained and hospitable employees for its continuous trainings and seminars at their House Hospitality Training School called Hotel Management Institute of the Philippines.

Coinciding with its promo, Hotel So go extends help through Doctors on Wheels (DOW) Program, by providing free medical consultations and medications to under-served communities throughout the country.

The DOW is a mobile medical bus equipped and furnished with four examining beds, 10 examining chairs, medical/examination lights and other equipment used for medical missions across the county. The DOW is staffed by volunteer doctors, social workers, nurses, pharmacists and Hotel So go personnel.
"Hotel So go has always believed in being of service to the Filipino, not only to the patrons of our hotels, but especially to he underprivileged community. Since Hotel Sogo started its opwrarion , Hotel So go has strived and has been committed to delivering important service to the Filipinos," adds Ms. Geminiani. Since the inception of DOW in 2015, about 3000 indigent residents have already benefitted from the program.
Moreover, this May, Hotel So go is launching its first ever Digital Film Contest for amateur and professional film makers throughout the country. The contest aims to help individuals convey their creativity and imaginations through Digital Films.

Three entries will be chosen as winners and will receive Php 100,000.00 (1st prize), Php 70,000.00 (2nd prize)and Php 50,000.00 (3rd prize). Mechanics and guidelines will be released this May for interested film makers.

To find out more about Hotel Sogo and its events and promos, log on to hotelsogo.com or like/follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/hotelsogo), Twitter (#hotelsogo) and instagram (@hotelsogo).

HOTEL SOGO's BEGINNINGS

In, 1992, two individuals decided to come together and make use of their respective expertise to satisfy the public's need for better and more convenient low-cost lodging facilities. One was a Hotel Prefessional with over 20 years experience in a leading motel chain while the other was a Commercial Developer and "AA" licensed Contractor.

From the start, the partners agreed to adopt a Japanese theme to connote Cleanliness, Innovation, Efficiency, Courtesy, Discipline and Teamwork - attributes that would describe the Hotel and the organization they envisioned. Consequently, the name "SOGO" which means Harmony, Unity and Cooperation was chosen.

The motto "We Simply Do It Better" was an easy choice as it embodied the underlying strategy by which Hotel Sogo was to be operated. It would simply be better than its competitors int he industry catering to the B, C & D market. After more than a decade of servicing the needs of their guests, the hotel continues to innovate and improve their service and level of competencies for their guests demands fulfillment hence, the birth of the motto "So clean... So Good" came in, a motto that simply states that Hotel Sogo will give everyone a much better, satisfying, clean and good service.


MISSION

To operate a growing chain of lodging facilities profitably throughout the country, exceeding the expectations and earning the loyalty of guests through excellent accommodations and superior service. And we do it as a TEAM.


SOGO PERSONNEL CORE VALUES
Makadiyos
Ayo at Linis
Sama-samang Saya
Integridad
Pagmamalasakit
Abilidad
Galang

"PinakaMALINIS PinakaMAGALANG Laging BAGO."
"So Clean..... So Good"

OUR GROWTH

Hotel Sogo opened its first branch in February 1993 and has steadily expanded to its current 34 branches nationwide. Each branch is strategically located to places near public transportation and tourist spots... all for the convenience of hotel goers.

BRANCHES:

METRO MANILA
WALK-IN
Alabang Montillano
Alabang Rotonda
Avenida
Banawe Ave.
Buendia
Cubao, Aurora
EDSA Guadalupe, Makati
EDSA, Caloocan
EDSA, Cubao
EDSA, Pasay Rotonda
Imelda Ave., Cainta
Kalentong
Mabini, Malate
Monumento, LRT Station
North EDSA
Novaliches
Quezon Ave.
Recto Ave.
Sta. Mesa

DRIVE-IN
Bagong Barrio, Caloocan
EDSA, Harrison Pasay
EDSA, Pasay Wood St.
Quirino Ave.
Santolan

PROVINCIAL
Walk-in
Bacoor, Cavite
Cebu
San Pedro, Laguna

DRIVE-IN
Cabanatuan
Cagayan de Oro
Mabalacat, Pampanga
Mexico, Pampanga
Naga
Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Tarlac



For more information and booking kindly check their website: http://www.hotelsogo.com/ and their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/hotelsogo/timeline

Linggo, Abril 24, 2016

DIYOS-DIYOSAN: A TIMELY MOVIE ON PINOY FAITH AND POLITICS


DIYOS-DIYOSAN is a socio-political/spiritual treatise that highlights the roots of the country’s current political struggles and economic hardships—the focus on money and power by its leaders.
The film seeks to open the eyes of Filipino millennials to the realities of what a true leader should be, and is expected to be a media catalyst for the large percentage of undecided voters.
Its timing is perfect as it opens shortly before the Philippine national elections.

It is hoped that freedom-loving Filipinos draw inspiration from the film’s lessons and use this as a guiding principle in eventually choosing the rightful and deserving leaders who could change the country’s course for the better.

Directed by Christian film director Cesar Buendia, the movie stars top-caliber actor John Prats and veteran actress Princess Punzalan, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Kiko Estrada, Cheska Diaz, Lorenzo Mara, Vaness del Moral, Glaiza de Castro, Tirso Cruz III and many others.
DIYOS-DIYOSAN premieres on May 4, 2016 at all branches of SM and Walter Mart cinemas all over the Philippines.


SYNOPSIS:
1986- She loved her country but hated God. That is why Estrell, played by Princess Punzalan, made sure that each of her 4th year high school students would do the same. “Serve the people! But believe only in yourself,” she stressed. Her brilliant but broken favorite student, Bernard, played by John Prats, did just as she instructed. He believed in himself, albeit only in himself. He did not believe in God.

But somewhere along the way, Estrell met the Lord and became a believer. Bernard, on the other hand grew up and started to believe more and more in himself, that he could somehow be his own god.

It is 2014 – Estrell is now a missionary preaching God’s word. Bernard, on the other hand, has emerged to become an evil and corrupt senator who is one of the strongest candidates for President in 2016. They meet again.

This is a story about the evil in Philippine politics and how the Power of God’s unending love and mercy can cause real change.

DIYOS-DIYOSAN, a victorious story every freedom-loving Filipino shouldn’t miss opens in SM cinemas nationwide starting May 4, 2016. 












Miyerkules, Abril 20, 2016

ALASKA POWER CAMP PRESS CONFERENCE: ALASKA ADVOCATES A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

How do you train kids to become Champions in the future?

Alaska Power Camps do not just teach skills they also install the value of discipline, sportmanship, hardwork, teamwork and determination. And teach the importance of proper nutrition for the growth and development of the Camp participants with their safety and well-being as top priority. 

I had witnessed a lot of kids got all the qualifications of becoming champions and with the help of Alaska Power Camp I know they can achieve their dreams. 

It is a good thing that Alaska is into proper nutrition and sports, for the kids to have an active lifestyle and in an early age they know already what they want in life just by simply joining the Alaska Power Camps.
Alaska Power Camp Press Conference was held last April 19, 2016 at Holiday Inn, Makati. Alaska gathers basketball, football and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps. The summer sports program inspires both girls and boys to engage in sports. Moreover, through basketball, football and volleyball, the child does not only improve his/her talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine Sports Icons leads the Alaska Power Camps. 
Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso wasn't been able to make it but Richard Bachmann, Sports Development General Manager was there in behalf of coach Jeffrey Cariaso. 
The Alaska Football Power Camp continues to teach football enthusiasts the fundamentals of the sport and helps develop their skills with the help of the best football coaches in the country. The Camp director is a former professional Spanish football player of Real Madrid and the founder-director of Makati Football School, Tomas Lozano.
Calling all girls who wish to learn the fundamentals of volleyball - Train like a champion by joining the Alaska volleyball camp for girls five to 18 years old. Learn from volleyball star Michele Gumabao, who played for the De La Salle Lady Spikers for four years (2010-2013). She will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls the most important aspects of the game.
Alaska believes that sports play an important role in instilling the value of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship among the youth. The Press Conference highlighted the three sports of Alaska Power Camp, which are Basketball, Football and Volleyball. The Alaska Basketball Power Camp is perfect for all basketball enthusiasts who wish to learn the fundamentals of the sport. 

Blen Fernando, Alaska Power Camp Marketing Director.
Alaska's First Commercial in the Philippines
Alaska starts its annual basketball camp for both girls and boys of all ages with Philippine Basketball Association legend and camp director Jeff Cariaso and NCAA head coaches Topex Robinson and Rodney Santos to lead the Alaska Basketball Power Camp of coaches who will teach the most important aspects of the game of basketball.
Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp. For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com, for more information about Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program visit www.playph.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlayPH; Twitter: @playph; Instagram: @alaskaplayph.

For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit the following websites:

For inquiries please call 840-4500 local 205 or 209 and look for CK Kanapi-Daniolco, Sports Development Group.






Lunes, Abril 18, 2016

NISSAN PHILIPPINES SET TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW SEASON OF NISSAN GT ACADEMY

What would you do to accomplish your dream? From virtual to reality. Real racing ground. I had always been fascinated with Car Shows and Car Racing (That's why I can watch all the movies of Fast and Furios over and over again).

For the first time since GT Academy’s inception in 2008, Asia held their very own GT Academy with hundreds of thousands of gamers vying to be crowned the overall winner and secure a professional race contract with Nissan Motorsport. For Japan, Philippines and Indonesia this was the first year that a GT Academy competition had been run in their territory, with both Thailand and India debuting as part of GT Academy International in 2014.

Budding racing drivers could qualify for Race Camp through two routes, either via an online Gran Turismo competition or through live events, with one hundred contestants winning a place at National Finals. National Finals were hosted in Chennai (India), Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand), Manilla (Philippines) and Sentul near Bogor (Indonesia).

Only six lucky contestants from each territory would progress from the National Finals to make the long flight to the Silverstone Circuit in the UK. Once there, the competitors would be introduced to their respective country mentors to help guide them through the challenging six-day event. The mentors came from a variety of motorsport backgrounds and included Karun Chandhok (India), Hamish Daud Wyllie (Indonesia), Katsumasa Chiyo (Japan), Marlon Stockinger (Philippines) and Sandy Stuvik (Thailand).
Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) confirmed it's participation in the upcoming Nissan GT Academy 2016, which will be launched later this year. This was announced during an exclusive screening of the Nissan GT Academy reality show, produced by NPI's broadcast partner ABS-CBN, last April 11, 2016 at the Bonifacio High Street Cinema.

A virtual-to-reality racing competition, the Nissan GT Academy gives aspiring race cars drivers a chance to fullfill their dream of participating in a professional international race.
"The Nissan GT Academy is Nissan's way of democratizing motorsports, to make it more accessible to the general public." said SJ Huh, NPI General Manager for Marketing "By doing this, we help fast-track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena."

First launched locally in March 2015, the Nissan GT Academy saw over 13,000 aspiring racers participate in over 20 live events held in key cities in the country within a four month period. Twenty players with the best race time in the game then advanced to compete in the National Finals, where they were subjected to physical, driving, media, and virtual challenges to determine the top six contenders.

From the 20 finalist, Luis Cachero, Rafael Lesaguis, Terence Lallava, Joward Policarpio, Joel Agojo, and Daryl Brady were selected to join the Race Camp at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in the United Kingdom in August 2015.
The entire event was overseen by long standing head judge, Rob Barff, who was immediately impressed by the fitness and preparation the GT Academy Asia competitors had gone to to prepare for Race Camp.

The challenges came thick and fast throughout their week at Race Camp with gamers being thrown into the action on their first day when they got behind the wheel of single seaters, Caterham racers, Nissan GT-Rs and JPLM cars at Bedford Autodrome. Throughout the week, various surprise challenges were given to the competitors, including the ‘GT Ninja’ assault course, an innovative army-style Gymkhana driving race, dune buggy racing, head-to-head timed shootouts on the Silverstone track and an incredibly eventful Nissan Micra stock car race which saw only two cars finish.
The Philippine Top 6 then underwent a 9-day competition against finalist from Japan, Thailand, India, and Indonesia to determine one winner.
"2015 was an excellent year for the first Nissan GT Academy in the Philippines, with Joward becoming the first Nissan GT Academy Asia Champion. Not only is he the first Nissan GT Academy Asia Champion, but he is the first Filipino to win the tittle." said Huh "We hope to continue this strong performance, as we look forward to launching the second Nissan GT Academy in the Philippines later this year."
The final event of Race Camp was determined by a thrilling ten-lap race around Silverstone’s International Circuit in Nissan 370Z NISMO race cars. Pole-sitter Andika Rama from Indonesia started the race well and led into the first corner, ahead of Jose Gerard Policarpio from the Philippines who had leapfrogged Takuya Takahashi from Japan. Policarpio quickly got on the tail of Rama and for the first four laps the pair crossed the line separated by under a second with Takahasi settled in third just under two seconds behind. However after patiently waiting for his opportunity, Policarpio then made his move on the fifth lap to incisively take the lead of the race. Unfortunately the fifth lap proved to be the end of Takahashi’s race as he limped into the pits with a mechanical problem. This left Policarpio and Rama to fight it out unchallenged at the front.

The drama was saved for the last lap when Policarpio exited Club corner extremely slowly. This allowed Rama to get in to his slipstream and after following him closely through Stowe he was poised to make a move into the final corner. Rama went for the inside line but some impressive defensive driving from Policarpio meant he held on and crossed the line just two-tenths clear of his rival.

After some deliberation from Rob Barff and the instructors, Jose Gerard Policarpio from the Philippines was crowned the first-ever Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy Asia champion.
Joward Policarpio with Mexican GT Academy 2014 winner Ricardo Sanchez. Photo by GT Academy
For more details and updates ont he upcoming new season of the Nissan GT Academy Philippines, please visit www.facebook.com/NissanPhilippinesInc.

About Nissan Philippines, Inc.
Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) is the sole national company of Nissan in the Philippines. Since it began operations in 2014, NPI has become one of the fastest growing automotive companies in the Philippines, closing Fiscal Year 2015 with a 62% growth versus the previous Fiscal Year. NPI has also spearheaded the aggressive expansion of its dealership network, signing 11 new dealers in addition to the existing 28 Nissan dealerships which can be found in key cities nationwide.

NPI is committed to delivering Innocation that Excites to the Philippine market, through the introduction of new and exciting vehicles, innocative customer programs, and excellent customer service.

For more information on our products and services, visit our website at www.nissan.ph.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST?
Nissan GT Academy takes six(6) skilled Gran Turismo Players and gives them a chance to become professional racers in four stages.

First Gear: The Recruitment (April – June 2015)
Thousands of hopefuls will be narrowed down to the top 20 Players determined during all live events. Time trials will take place behind the wheel of Nissan gaming pods .

Second Gear: National Finals (July 10-11, 2015)
From the top 20 Players, the National Finals will trim down the competition to the top 6 Filipino Players based on their performance during challenges and tests. The top 6 Filipino Players who qualify for the next round will go bumper-to-bumper with the best Gran Turismo drivers in Asia during the Race Camp Week.

Third Gear: The Race Camp Week (August 21-30, 2015)
The Players will be tested on their strength, stamina, mental agility and driving skills against Asia's best at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in UK.

Fourth Gear: Driver Development Program
The emerging GT Academy Champion in Asia will join other GT Academy winners in a rigorous training under the wing of professional coaches and racers at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in UK.


HOW TO JOIN?
To join, Players must participate in the Live Events.
Various publicly accessible events will take place from April to June 2015 (the “Entry Period”), allowing members of the public to participate in live gaming competitions (each a “Live Event”) in order to qualify for the National Finals.

At each Live Event, Players will be invited to take part in a virtual race on Gran Turismo 6 (the “Game”) using Nissan gaming pods. Players will run five (5) laps or five minutes (whichever comes first) on the Silverstone Circuit (the “Track”) using a Nissan GT-R (the “Car”). Their fastest lap time will be recorded.

Players cannot change nor customize the Track and the Car, and all player settings will be set at default.

The twenty (20) Players who achieve the best performances during the Live Events (also “Qualifying Players”) will be invited to compete at the National Finals.

Nissan reserves the right to disqualify Players for unsportsmanlike conduct. Players who are caught cheating by any means, including cutting corners and exploiting glitches or any other unintended functionality in the Live Event, will be disqualified.

The decision of Nissan and/or that of the judge(s), as the case may be is/are final and no appeal thereof may be made.


WHO WILL BE QUALIFIED FOR THE NATIONAL FINALS?
GT Academy 2015 is open to residents of the Philippines who fulfill the entry criteria described below, except employees, agents, contractors or consultants of Nissan, their families, associated companies and anyone professionally connected with the competition.

In order to qualify, Players must:
be aged 18 years or over on the date of the National Finals. Participants of the Live Events below 18 years of age will not qualify for the National Finals. hold a valid Philippine passport and be capable of obtaining the appropriate visa to enter the country hosting the Race Camp Prize; (To be submitted 3 days before the National Finals) hold a valid Driver’s license with Restriction Codes either 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, issued by the Land Transportation Office in the Philippines; (To be submitted 3 days before the National Finals) have not been convicted of any criminal offence or is the subject of or a part to a criminal, civil or administrative proceeding as a party litigant; be in good general health, physically and mentally. All Players will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and shall be required to sign a “Participation Agreement”, and return such signed Participation Agreement to Nissan Philippines, Inc. Nissan reserves the right to disqualify any Player who fails to comply with this requirement at any stage of the Competition, or who, Nissan reasonably considers (based on the contents of the medical questionnaire), has a physical or mental condition which would make them unsuitable to participate in any part of the GT Academy 2015 or Race Camp Prize or could prevent the Entrant from holding a competition license for motor sports not have an existing competition driving contract with any motor sports team, body, agent or management company that conflicts with his/her ability to accept the Race Camp Prize; not previously held a National A or superior MSA license or equivalent in another Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) recognised National Sporting Authority (ASN) or internationally or locally recognised motorsport body; not have competed in any form of 4 wheeled motorsport at a national championship level for more than one full season (the Promoter reserves the right to judge what classifies as national level motorsport); and
not have previously or concurrently competed at the GT Academy Race Camp stage (or equivalent or similar stages) in any previous GT Academy competition or GT Academy competition held in different countries.

By entering the GT Academy2015 season, each Player promises he/she fulfills the above entry requirements. Nissan reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Players at any time during the Competition or the Race Camp, which shall include but is not limited to requesting copies of passports, Driver’s licenses, government issued IDs, competent proof of identity and proof of residence or nationality and by requesting that the Player undergo a medical examination.

Failure to comply or pass any verification procedure undertaken by Nissan will result in the immediate disqualification of the Player from the Competition and/or forfeiture of the Race Camp Prize. In the event of any dispute concerning the eligibility of the Player to participate in any stage of the Competition, Nissan decision shall be final and no appeal thereof may be made.

Players advancing to the National Finals and beyond may not be eligible to enter any future GT Academy competition.


WHEN IS THE ENTRY PERIOD?
Live events are scheduled to be held but not limited to the following dates:
April 10-11 2015 - 10AM-10PM, Glorietta 5 Activity Center
April 12, 2015 - 10AM-9PM, Glorietta 5 Activity Center
April17-18, 2015 - 10AM-10PM, Glorietta Activity Center
April 19,2015 - 10AM-9PM, Glorietta Activity Center
April23-26, 2015 – STV Test Drive Event, MOA Parking Grounds


THE PRIZE

THE NATIONAL FINALS

1.   All Qualifying Entrants Players will be contacted by Nissan Philippines, Inc. through the contact details submitted by the Entrant Player at the time of entry to a Live Event, as soon as practicable after the end of the Entry Period, and invited to take part in the National Finals.

2.   Each Qualifying Entrant Player will receive an SMS, call, email and registered mail and they must claim their place in the National Finals by SMS, call, email and registered mail within three (3) days from  receipt of  notification letter, or they will cease to be a Qualifying Entrant Player in concurrence with DTI.

3.    Each qualifying player must submit their passport and NBI clearance to Nissan three (3) days before the National Finals to ensure that all qualifying players will have the capacity to participate in the Race Camp Week. Failure to submit the aforementioned requirements will lead to the Player’s disqualification in concurrence with DTI.

4.   The substitute Entrant Player shall be chosen from those pool of Players who achieved the next best performance in the Live Events; and Nissan shall repeat this process until the number of Entrants required to participate in the National Finals is reached.

5.   National Finals will be an event that will take place in a location, date and time to be identified by Nissan and shared to the Qualifying Entrants / Players by email and registered mail at least five (5) days before the National Finals take place. It is intended that the National Finals will take place during June or July 30, 2015, at the Clark International Speedway or Subic Bay International Airport; Nissan will provide overnight accommodations for Qualifying Entrants Players if the National Finals takes place over more than one (1) day. Qualifying Entrants will otherwise shall be responsible for any expenses they incurred in attending the National Finals (such as, but not limited to e.g. travel and food expenses).

6.   Prior to the start of the National Finals, Qualifying Entrants / Players may be invited to provide videos that may be used in any GT Academy Program. Each Qualifying Entrant / Player grants to Nissan Philippines, Inc,. a worldwide non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use such videos, regardless of how they are provided, for promotional purposes and for all the purposes related to the GT Academy 2015 and/or the Gran Turismo series of games, in perpetuity, across all media including any online platforms under Nissan Philippines, Inc.’s control. Such videos must not contain any pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit imagery; abusive, offensive or hateful imagery or language; harassing or defamatory content; content that compromises the privacy or safety of yourself the Qualifying Player or others; content that demeans a particular gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity or nationality; violent or dangerous behavior; and/or spam, advertising or other commercial activities.

THE RACE CAMP WEEK

1.   GT Academy 2015 is being held simultaneously in the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and, India during the Entry Period (each called a “Territorial Competition”)

2.   The National Finals Winners from the aforementioned the Philippines countries will be notified by Nissan Philippines, Inc. via SMS, call, email  and a registered mail provided by them in the Participation Agreement, as soon as practicable after all competitions have taken place, and invited to take part in the Race Camp, a residential “GT Academy Race Camp” event (which may be up to 10 days in duration), together with winners from the Territorial Competitions, . The GT Academy Race Campwhich will take place at Silverstone England UK (or any other European venue, as Nissan may select at its sole discretion) at a date and time to be selected by the Nissan at its sole discretion.

3.   Philippine National Finals Winners will be informed of the date, time and venue of the Race Camp at least thirty (30) days before the Race Camp Prize takes place.

4.   Philippine National Finals Winners will receive an SMS, call, email, and registered mail confirming their eligibility to the Race Camp Week and must confirm their participation the Race Camp Week within four (4) days from the receipt of the notification letter.

5.   In the event that a Philippine National Finals Winner does not wish to continue participating in the Competition, or fails to claim their place and confirm their participation their in the Race Camp Prize within the relevant deadline,or is disqualified from the Competition in accordance with these Terms or for failure to comply with these Terms, Nissan Philippines, Inc., in concurrence with DTI may at its discretion, select a substitute Qualifying Entrant Player to become a Philippine National Finals Winner. Such substitute Qualifying Entrant Player should have participated in the Philippine National Finals and shall have achieved the next best overall performance in the challenges and assessments in the Philippine National Finals.

6.   The following shall be arranged for each Philippine National Finals Winner:
(a)         economy class flight from Manila to London and vice versa;
(b)         assistance and cost of getting the appropriate visa to United Kingdom
(c)         transfers to and from the Race Camp start and end locations to and from the relevant airport, train or coach station (as the case may be);
(d)         on site accommodation at the Race Camp; and
(e)         meals and refreshments during the Race Camp Event.

7.   Philippine National Final Winners are responsible for any expenses they incur in attending the Race Camp, which are not included and specified in Rule 6.  Securing travel documents and other related expenses shall be shouldered by the winner. (i.e. health insurance,terminal fees, transpo and etc)

8.   Philippine National Finals Winners shall be responsible for such costs for their transportation to and from their homes and the international airport in the Philippines.  Philippine National Finals Winners are strongly recommended to secure up-to-date health card and travel insurance at the Philippine National Final Winner’s own cost.

9.   During the Race Camp, Philippine National Finals Winners will be tested on their strength,stamina,mental agility and driving skills against Asia’s Best at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in United Kingdom.

Sabado, Abril 16, 2016

MANILA FINAL LEAGUE OF Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA PRESENTED BY ALASKA

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."– Michael Jordan
Very well said from one of the most famous Basketball Legends of all time. That's exactly what inspires 2 of the boys who tri-out for the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska for its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati on April 9 and 10, 2016.

A total of 1,114 boys and girls (1,030 boys, 84 girls) went to Don Bosco Technical Institute in Manila to take part in the program where their basketball skills were tested/checked. At the end of the day, 40 boys and 24 girls were chosen to return for Day 2 of the camp where among them the RSC Manila representatives to the National Training Camp will be chosen.
"I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it." ~Kobe Bryant
The basketball clinic was held in the morning and in the afternoon where the scrimmages on the second day, were the boys and girls were grouped into teams and were made to play sets of basketball games where they can apply all that they have learned from day 1 and from the basketball clinic in the morning.

I was surprised to see once again Charles Mandel the first time i saw Him was in Baguio just to tri-out made it to the selection but wasn't been able to continue for the finals and yet I was surprised to see him once again here in Manila, I thought at first it was just his look alike because his mustache (hehehe) but when i talked to him, It was really him. My first reaction was "WOW" he is full of determination and will to be chosen, however he did not qualify for the National Training Camp. One of the other boy who catches my attention is Kai Zachary Sotto.
Charles Mandel
Kai Zachary Sotto
"As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people." ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What also inspires me during the league is seeing the kid's with their father fully supporting them as if they're transferring their full experience of the game just to make their dreams come true, how precious is that right. I got the chance to witness some scene like that, specially to those kids who made it to the next day.....
"There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what’s never been acceptable to me is quitting." ~Magic Johnson
We all know that one of the secret successes of the Basketball Legends are of course having a supportive and a good powerful advice for their executions from their "Coach". I got the chance to witnessed how one of the coach gives advice to his team, His words are what could boost and lead the players to push thru and succeed on the next round.

"At some point in time I will be honored if I would be mentioned as a coach." ~Karl Malone
While other coaches makes sure that the kids (girls) should treat Basketball with humor sometimes besides "It's just a game" There's time for serious playing and time for having fun.
   At the end of Day 2, those who qualified for the NTC were announced from girls to boys are:
GIRLS: (8)
Dianne Camille Nolasco
Lalaine Gonzales 
Carly Monreal 
Lindsey Nacional 
Magda Lioui Flores 
Ma Cecilia Quilenderino 
Princess Marie Villarin 
Jonalyn Bongalos
"Once you get on the playing field it's not about whether you're liked or not liked. All that matters is to play at a high level and do whatever it takes to help your team win. That's what it's about." ~LeBron James
BOYS: (16)
Mark Glenn Gabon 
Luis Gabriel Aguila 
Anjelo Raphael Argente 
Jhondhel Austria 
Jearico Nunez 
Kai Zachary Sotto 
Andrei Philip Lechoncito 
Mark Nicole Lucban 
Reich Randell Villegas 
Prince Junnell De Belen 
Pauloh Villarin 
Patrick Lance Inting 
Jericho Ross Paglinawan 
Miguel Rey Luis Tan 
Devon Dein Diez 
Russel Ducanes
"I do a little sign on the court every time i make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that i have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and i do it every time i step on the floor as a reminder of who i’m playing for." ~Stephen Curry
CONGRATULATIONS in advance whoever will be the lucky Boys and Girls who will win the spot! You all deserve it and Filipino's are surely proud of you!

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit www.jrnba.asia/philippineswww.alaskamilk.com, and  www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.