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Thursday, March 30, 2017

TravelBook.ph Selects P100 Hotel Stay for Summer Sale 2017


Travelling around the Philippines need not be unreachable especially with the average Filipino employee's income.    Pinoys should be able to travel and experience the beautiful spots around  their own country without going broke. Not anymore with TravelBook.ph, the country's biggest online travel agent.   You get better deals and guarranteed arrangements even without a credit card for reservation.  Pay at hotel or over the counter: banks, 7-Eleven, department stores, and payment centers.What better time to try it out than this coming summer break.


CEO Hiroyuki Murrai
Summertime is the best time for families to  travel around the Philippines, as this is the longest vacation period for the children.  As school closes by third week of March, parents have already planned where to go for the summer.  For those who haven't made plans yet, now is your chance to get better travel deals with TravelBook.ph.  On top of the convenience of booking online,  TravelBook.ph offers exclusive reward points: Customers automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points which they can use to get discounts on future bookings (1 point is equivalent to Php 1.00)

TravelBook.ph offers two exciting promos for its 2017 Super Summer Sale.
First, one can avail of massive discounts of 50% off and special stays worth only P100 on select hotels and resorts by booking through the TravelBook.ph website or mobile app.  Second, the Konnichi-WOW monthly raffle offers guests, who have made online bookings from March 11 to March 31, 2017, a chance to win a trip to Japan for two with full accommodations and pocket money.  A winner will be drawn every month until May.

Customers can use TravelBook.ph's convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go, available on the App store and Google Play.

A proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support, TravelBook.ph has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime.  They can be reached through these numbers:  Landline- +632 662 1111, Globe- +63 917 850 9029, Sun-        +63 925 887 2835, Smart- +63 998 961 3012.
TravelBook.ph will also be releasing their self-titled magazine, a free publication that will feature the country's most scenic travel spots, local secrets and tips.  In addition, the company is committed to providing excellent service and operations to make travelling accessible, inclusive, and affordable for all.

Go to TravelBook.ph website at www.travelbook.ph or download the mobile app on iOS and android platforms to make your dream destinations come true.

TravelBook.ph started in 2010 as an online catalog for local accommodations before it grew into an online hotel booking service in 2013.  In its first few months, the company has been averaging 185,000 unique visitors monthly and with a peak of 290,000.  Today, almost 3,000 local hotels and resorts are listed on their website, providing more opportunities for Filipino wanderers to travel around the country and support local tourism.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Latest Hot Shots This Summer . . . X-T20 and James Reid


As we prepare for the hot season with our swimming gear and cool outfits,  it's time to make some memories with the hottest cams . . . and with possibly a hotttie too.  But even if you are on solo flight, having a hot mirrorless camera to shoot some scenes with friends is just as fun.

FUJIFILM Philippines launched its newest mirrorless innovation, the X-T20 last March 11, 2017 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati with James Reid as the face of the camera-loving millennials.

“James Reid embodies what the FUJIFILM brand is all about --- young, current, and innovative,” says Takuya Maeda, Fujifilm Philippines’ Division Head for Electronic Imaging and Photo Imaging.

So what makes the X-T20 so special? Handy and powerful, the X-T20 is equipped with a 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III *1 sensor and X-Processor Pro image-processing engine. It is able to track moving objects with ease because of updated sensors, processors, and redone AF algorithm. The X-T20’s touchscreen LCD monitor can be used to see before you shoot photos and videos, even at 4K quality to make those professional looking movies together with FUJIFILM’s proprietary Film Simulation modes.

Available in silver and black, the X-T20 is perfect for budding directors with its phenomenal autofocus speed. You can use 24 high-performance FUJINON X-mount lenses for ultimate versatility. You can also shoot in different conditions and still expect superb image quality.

So if you simply want to conduct interviews and shoot scenes, you can take advantage of the X-T20’s output video which can be recorded to an external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone.  Easy and convenient to use for anyone who loves taking photos and shooting scenes, which is actually most of us.  Let's make the most of the hot summer season with great colorful photos and videos . . . with or without a hottie.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

When PH Bands start Marching In, A Festival Begins


Most Filipinos will recall with fond memories their childhood days when they hear marching bands start playing.  It simply means the beginning of a festival with a colorful parade, games, a show, and generally a happy gathering of families.  Happy and colorful memories are often associated with marching bands.  The UP Vanguard,  Makati Chapter along with the Cultural Center of the Philippines will bring this old tradition back to life in a grander scale.   Military groups from the different sectors will show off their musical, choreography and production skills as they compete in the upcoming IHUDYAT! 2017 “A Festival of the Finest Philippine Marching Bands”.

Atty Sid Fortun of UP Vanguard
Makati Chapter Head
IHUDYAT! 2017 will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4pm, at the UP Diliman Amphitheater. The festival highlights the participation of elite bands of the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Marines (Navy Fleet), The Citizens’ Brigade Band of DasmariƱas, Cavite and the Imus Youth Symphonic Band. IHUDYAT! 2017 is a joint project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the University of the Philippines Diliman Office of Initiatives for Culture and the Arts (UPD-OICA), and the UP Vanguard Makati Chapter.

IHUDYAT! 2017 includes works of National Artists for Music Col. Antonino Buenaventura and Maestro Lucio San Pedro, who made significant contributions to what Philippine marching band music is today.  Buenaventura’s popular folksong “PandangosaIlaw” and San Pedro’s masterpiece “Lahing Kayumanggi” are some of the pieces that will be performed, with the latter as the contest piece.

Atty Feliciano -  Judge Consultant 
The festival also aims to further elevate a kind of music that has become a huge part of Filipino life and culture. Owing to its Hispano-Catholic heritage, the Philippines is popular today as a country of “fiestas”.  Filipinos are known to be people who celebrate life and salvation almost the whole year round. In honor of their Savior or patron saints, they welcome friends and strangers alike into their homes to savor their finest delights, while an interminable procession of beautiful and bountiful blessings are paraded in the streets.

As soon as one hears the processional music, one says “ayan na ang dagundong ng mga tambol at tunog ng mga torotot” (“here comes the roar of drums and the cracking sound of the horn”). Soon, the people excitedly spring towards widely opened windows and they wiggle for the best spot to view the arrival of a spectacle. The faint distant sound of melodious brass winds and the rhythmic beating of the drums anxiously build up into a climax as the band, clad in its most colorful gala, marches right before them.

Such is the kind of music that adds spice to every Filipino’s life. Street marching band music, especially in the provinces, is evident in baptismal rites, birthday parties, sporting events, graduations, funerals and practically every event celebrating life. Community organized bands show how interconnected, well governed and organized its people are. Bands have been a source of pride and have somehow saved many Filipino youth away from societal menaces such as drugs.

With IHUDYAT! 2017, the country celebrates the significance of street marching band music in Filipino culture, and acclaims the many wonderful ways it has  enriched Filipino society and humanity.  One of the country's pride that we want to show to the world,  and soon  . . . we will.
For more questions please feel free to contact Leo Quinitio or Ramon Ramirez at +63 2 920 6881 or attyramonramirez@gmail.com.
  

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