How PLDT BroGo And SMART Biz LTE Is Going To Change Your Business Strategies #PLDTBroGo #SMARTBizLTE #PLDTSMENation

Go the extra mile with PLDT SME Nation and enhance hotel customer servicing with the newest bundle that not only offers mobile broadband connection, but also makes available a web-based prepaid loading portal that allows hotel guest internet connection even beyond the walls of the hotel using the wireless broadband, PLDT BroGo.

Launched was held at T'nalak Room SEDA Hotel last Thursday, September 22.

Recognizing Davao Region as the leading proponent focusing in giving the micro, small, and medium enterprises the service fully utilizing the newest device bundle PLDT BroGo and with the newest business package the SMART Biz LTE to enhance your business, by providing the top-grade business tailor-fit to every entrepreneur's need from the PLDT SME Nation.

Ms. Neph Villareal-Denosta, AVP and Head of SME Nation Wireless Marketing
together with Mr. Joshua Montecillo, Brand Head for Wireless Broadband and Solutions

WHAT IS BroGo? As most travelers today carry a smartphone or tablet with mobile technology, PLDT SME Nation aims to enhance hospitality experience. Every hotelier's best investment is to provide their guests access to mobile broadband connection. An exclusive bundle that comes with gadgets and mobile data connection devices, BroGo enables hotels to deliver reliable mobile Internet connectivity to their guests at an affordable price.

BroGo is available for only P1499
bundled with a Lenovo laptop and five plus one pocket WiFi's. 

"Technology has changed the way people travel, experience, and share travel experiences across the globe. Here in the Philippines, PLDT SME Nation recognizes this growing need from entrepreneurs in our hotel industry for a solution that enables them to cater to today's on-the-go mobile consumers, " ~ Neph Denosta.

BroGo comes an internet load portal with which hotel entrepreneurs can easily access and manage multiple prepaid sims and pocket WiFi's that they can lend or rent out to their guests.

"With BroGo, internet connectivity for hotel guests and travelers does not stop inside the premises of the establishments. They could easily continue to be looped in online and conveniently share their travel experiences with family and friends through easy-to-bring pocket WiFi's and their mobile devices - fast and in real-time." And as a result, hotels can attain up to 200% return of investment from their BroGo subscription," ~Denosta added.

The SMART Biz LTE is another newest product package from PLDT SME Nation, these includes the standard enterprise data plan and industry grader router.

It is an Industrial-Grade Router that you can install everywhere, you can install it on the table top, wall mounted or ceiling mounted, and/or at your car, bus and public transportation.

SMART Biz LTE is a router and a modem at the same time. The router is capable as a fixed wireless broadband solution for your office and for transportation industry. It can connect up to 45 devices and more this will depend on what data plan you choose.

PLAN MONTHLY FEE                                DATA ALLOCATION
             P1899                                                                  5GB
             P2349                                                                13GB
             P4100                                                                21GB

Ms. Corrine Funk-Zablan
AVP and Head of Channel Sales of Smart Communication

"With the two products, we can contribute to our market's journey of making it big and competitive both locally and globally." ~Zablan said.

PLDT BroGo and SMART Biz LTE is available starting September 2016. To know more about PLDT SME Nation, more of its products and activities, and what it has in store for the nation's MSMEs, please visit SMENATION.COM.PH or FACEBOOK: @SMENATION

Thanks PLDT SME Nation.

Photo Credit to Ian Garcia

SM Lanang Premier celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chan Lim art exhibit #Art #ChanLimArtExhibit

The metro's premier shopping and lifestyle destination - SM LANANG PREMIER - commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival from September 10 to 25, 2016, by hosting the largest exhibition of Chinese visual arts at the mall Atrium.

It is an exhibit of Chinese and Western Paintings by the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students, showcasing over 300 artworks exquisitely done in Chinese Scrolls, Lanterns and Oil Paintings.




And the newest visual attractions that they have is the set of the 3D Koi artworks on porcelain plates.

Prior to the launch, a press-con was held at Park-Inn by Radisson Davao headed by Ms. Acey Puno-Reyes (PR Manager-SM Lanang), wherein Media and Influencers got the chance to interview and experience on-the-spot painting workshop on how to make a Chinese art work together with the help of Chan Lims' children and students.

We are given the chance to see the difference between a Chinese Work of Art and a Western Art Paintings.  

Each are given art work materials for our first Chinese artwork.
Not bad for a newbie
This is the fourth time that SM Lanang Premier has partnered with the Chan Lim Family in promoting an exhibit of such a massive scale since 2012.

Holding such an event like this help build the foundation of Chinese-Filipino communities.

Last September 9, for the first time in Davao an On-the-Spot Painting Contest attended by grades 3 to 12 students together with their families and friends held at the Mall Atrium. There are 70 entries competed and winners receive SM Gift Certificates. These are co-presented by the Davao Filipino-Chinese Cultural Association, Dynamic Youth, Inc., and Park Inn by Radisson Davao.

The Chan Lim Family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today. Led by it's patriarch, Chan Lim.

Mr. Chan Lim

And together with his sons Alex, Felix, Rolex and Jolex. They already conducted numerous paintings exhibits and seminars, art workshops and on-the-spot painting demonstrations for more than four decades. To date, the family has staged 13 family painting exhibits and its paintings can be found in private collections here and abroad.

For more information, visit CHAN LIM or check Chan Lim FACEBOOK PAGE

Visit SM LANANG Premier's FACEBOOK, Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

Why I'm Excited to be Part of the #DDIBarkada #DavaoDigitalInfluencers

I've been blogging full-time since 2010. Before that I am a Medical Receptionist in Fatima Medical Center, Marulas, Valenzuela City and I ran my family business as the owner/manager.

Have you heard anything about me? Well, I guess so, not bragging myself here, the time FACEBOOK went viral here in the Philippines and there's no Facebook page for information/services about Davao - I volunteered to manage to become the online information, from DLPC no-light to DCWD no water schedules.

My post get tons of praise every time I do social information that people share on and reaches some important people, added factor that I become one of the admin of the viral Facebook Group Page, "Dabawenyo Ka Kung" that made me more influential in terms of INFORMATION and SOURCE.

But I sincerely think blogging is much tougher. Now, that I am a WHAM (work-at-home-mom) there's so much amazing benefits I have discovered through blogging. When I start to write on and joining a few blogging communities, and become one of the admin of Filipino Bloggers Worldwide and Bloggers Worldwide, I thought hard on how to best express the value of hanging out with the people who think like I do as a writer. Only problem is that, most of the members of this group lived in different parts of the Philippines and some living abroad. The only way we communicate with each other is thru Facebook Messenger and/or Facebook Group Page itself.

I started to look for a group that surround groups of people that base here in Davao, well I have seen one but as they say again, "too many cooks, spoil the broth".

So I haven't get any, but positively thinking of finding a good one!

Finally, after a cup of coffee and a little chit chat from a friend, I remembered a saying, "We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again".

This is what I like, as a writer/blogger we are diligence with our work, taking our activity with quickness and earnestness, and in my case anyway, respect and sincerity is what we want in return.

Why I am so excited to be part of the Davao Digital Influencers, Inc.?    When you're part of a blogging community or a social media group, you belong to a village that help raise awareness not just by writing alone, but also in developing sense of responsibility wherein you are there to - ENGAGE, INFLUENCE and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Being a host of people who helps a child development, coaches the society and in charge of responsible social media.

SUPPORT - Now that I am close to the people who think like I do, I have people who I can turn for suggestions on ways to improve my works and writing skills. Who can offer perspective and support with encouragement and love. Though with honest critiques and helpful suggestion which I am open with, a non-competitive and don't have the fear of being judge. A group to grow with.

FRIENDSHIP - Taking advantage to meet talented people. At first, the thinking of awkwardness I don't know them at all, or shall I say, I meet them casually, but the sense of belongingness is already there. By chatting with them and going with them makes me more excited knowing them as a person. Talking with them makes me realize that I am EXACTLY AT THE RIGHT PLACE! Realizing the common that we have is that, we are all INFLUENCERS.

All of these I expect to happen this September 3 at Polo Bistro, Marco Polo Davao.

The connections of joining Davao Digital Influencers Inc. will help spread my wings in the best way! 

Here I leave a quote to ponder:

You can't do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, and spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. ~ Amy Poehler


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Huawei P9: Reinvent Smartphone Photography #WorkshopSeriesinDavao #HuaweiP9 #TheNewChoice #OO

Huwaei Philippines recently celebrated the arrival of the much-anticipated brainchild of the partnership between Huawei and Leica - the Huawei P9.

A Huawei's new flagship device that disrupts the world of smartphone photography with its dual-lens camera co-engineered with LEICA, the iconic camera manufacturer.

#OO represents the dual-lens camera of P9, which combine the RGB and monochrome features to produce outstanding and vivid images.

Huawei Photography Workshop in Davao

The most talked about smartphone, since its launch in the Philippines received good reviews from both Professional & Amateur Photographers and Camera Enthusiasts. And in order to introduce it more to the Filipinos, Huawei partnered with Leica Club Manila to hold a three-leg Photography Workshop series.

Got the chance to attend the said workshop at Royal Mandaya Hotel Kadayawan Hall and privilege to meet these two master lens men, Mr. Billy Mondonedo and Dr. Benjo Campomanes.

Sharing their talents and styles in Photography, you will get some points and tips for having a great shots out of a smartphone that look like DSLR point-and-shoot capture photos using different styles and unique camera features from Huawei P9.

We are given a smartphone to use for photography and experienced how Huawei P9 work beyond the usual camera phone. With the reinvention  of Huawei P9 and Leica lens signature: the bokeh.

Credit to Huawei Mobile Philippines

I am such a fun of bokeh (light blur) photography and I love to focus a thing and blurred the other. Is a beautiful thing in photography that makes the background blurry --- this is such a fun and a challenge for me as a camera enthusiasts!  

Credit to Huawei Mobile Philippines

We went to People's Park to practice the features that Huawei P9 has, stills and portraiture with bokeh effect were put to a test using the P9's dual lens.

You can visit this link Huawei Mobile Philippines to see other photos.

P9 family of devices features a state-of-the-art industrial design with the perfect blend of straight lines and curvatures, reflecting the P-series' minimalist design concept.

Powered by the new 2.5GHz Kirin 955 and an upgraded fingerprint sensor, Huawei continues to be at the forefront of technological innovation in the spaces of speed and security, especially with this new flagship device.

  • P9 price is PHp23, 990
  • P9 Plus price is PHp29,990

You can visit Huawei Experience stores and partner-retailers nationwide, here in Davao City it is available at:

  • TEKPONE SM Lanang Premier
  • WILTELCOM Abreeza Mall
  • TEKPONE Gaisano Mall

Consumers can also avail of these units through GLOBE and SMART Postpaid Plans.

To know more about Huawei P9 and other Huawei devices, you may visit

Moments That Basically Sum Up My Kadayawan Festival Experience #Kadayawan2016 #KadayawansaDavao #DavaoDigitalInfluencers

In 1998, "APO DUWALING" was change to Kadayawan sa Dabaw from the word "DAYAW" (good) and "MADAYAW" (blissful), an expression of Dabawnon for anything that is good and excellent that brings great and abundant fortune. 

There are many reasons why Kadayawan Festival is getting more popular, that is because of the exciting activities and events organized by the Kadayawan Execom and by the help of its sponsors and benefactors.

Davao Digital Influencers Inc. a community of influencers, compose of bloggers, video bloggers, microbloggers and social media enthusiasts who are all based in Davao Region is one of the benefactors and the Social Media partner of Kadayawan 2016.

And as part of being the social media partner of the event, we are responsible in promoting Kadayawan 2016, using the most robust social platforms we can tap into like FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM to make the event more successful and meet its goal in promoting Davao socio-cultural activities such as Kadayawan Festival.

To start with,  is the KADAYAWAN 2016 TWITTER PARTY we have last July 30 held at McDonald Sta.Ana Branch. Wherein we share stories about Kadayawan Festival and connect with other Twitter users by following us using the hashtag(#) Kadayawan2016.

Photo credit to Escape Manila

It is our Group launching and at the same time the launching of McDonald's Chicken Fillet Italiana.

It was off to a good start!

Our week-long engagement as the social media partners of Kadayawan 2016 has just started and this is a great challenge to us all.

We only have a short preparation as a group. We had no other alternative except to prepare for a direct action, one was given a task and responsibility to make his/her duty in order to reach the goal of the group ---and that is to cooperate.

Morning of August 15. The DDI (Davao Digital Influencers) starts with a Kadayawn Pre-Opening Salvo.

A participation of both the influencers and other social media enthusiasts by commenting to each questions related to Kadayawan, same procedure with the twitter party that we have last month.

People's Park
August 15, 2016

  • Ecumenical Mass

Lumads, Muslims and Christians offer their prayers in unity for a wonderful Kadayawan celebration.

Photo Credit to City Government of Davao

Uniting them all together is just a perfect indication that we really go back with our roots with respect and with one common belief.

11 TRIBES. One City.

Davao City is the only city that celebrates festivals with the Lumads & Muslims, taking pride of their rich cultures and traditions & recognizing the 11 tribes and their deputy mayors to the political powers of Davao City.

source: @Kadayawan2016
  • Official Opening of Kadayawan 2016

A welcome address was delivered by Arturo "Art" Boncato Jr., former assistant secretary of the Department of Tourism and now the Co-Chairman of Kadayawan Execom.


And in behalf of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, a speech was given by the 3rd District Councilor Avegayle "Didoy" Dalodo-Ortiz Omalza, who formally opened the Kadayawan 2016 together with the 11 tribes representatives.

  • Tribuhanong Pasundayag

It is not included in my plan to witness the Tribuhanong Pasundayag or Cultural Show, but out of curiosity, I was there to watch the different showdown of chosen tribes (assigned for the 1st night program) and other contingents.

By the way, the Tribuhanong Pasundayag were divided into 4 nights program and it is not a competition but showcasing Tribal arts and entertainment .

I witness the richness of Lumad and Muslim culture and these are some of the photos I have taken.

HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN 2016 Coronation Night 
Davao City Recreation Center (Formerly Almendras GYM)
August 19, 2016

Photo credit to Escape Manila

This is my first time to cover Hiyas sa Kadayawan and I am excited to witness a pageant that focus on distinctive indigenous young lady that takes pride her own tribe with knowledge about her culture.

Inna Betil Garcia - Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2016

Bagobo K'lata

Rachel Caputol - Hiyas sa Ting-usbawan

Bagobo Tagabawa
Mosrifa Hadji Sohair - Hiyas sa Kauswagan

Photo credit to City Government of Davao

Marco Polo Area
Showcase Presentation

***More photos soon on my Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan post.

Paint Party
Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premier

These are the series of main events that basically sum up my Kadayawan Festival experiences for this year. Moments that I will cherish gently in my heart.

As Kadayawan was greatly admired as the Festivals of festivals, because this is the only festivals that celebrates many festivals in one. A celebration that unites the three aspects: TRIBAL, INDUSTRIAL, and ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT.