LBC Moves Closer to Achieving 100% Inoculation Within its Ranks BOOSTER SHOTS ALREADY UNDERWAY

    

LBC’s goal to achieve complete herd immunity among their ranks is nearing fruition as they  proudly declare that 98% of their work force has already been inoculated against COVID-19.

This comes at a time when stricter safety protocols have been reactivated in Metro Manila and nearby provinces becauseof the huge spike in COVID cases post-holiday season and the spread of Omicron.

LBC’s nationwide “Bakuna sa Lahat” Program, which started last August 2021, yielded impressive results. In NCR, 6,452 employees, their dependents and truckers were vaccinated through the initiative, while 1,798 were vaccinated through their respective local government units (LGU), achieving the 98% vaccinated individuals.

For provincial areas, spanning North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, an overwhelming 9,589 employees, dependents, and truckers were vaccinated-  giving LBC a 97% rate for all regions.

Apart from ensuring the health and well-being of their employees, LBC was also able to help the communities by making a donation of  498 vials covering 4,980 doses of vaccines to various LGUs in NCR and other nearby provinces.

To ensure that the program ran seamlessly and complied with the  Department of Health’s standards and step-by-step inoculation process,  LBC partnered with no less than 75 accredited hospital service providers to carry out the step by step inoculation process- from registration, to counselling, screening of a medical physician, immunization and monitoring.

LBC’s vaccine drive elicited positive response from its workforce-  owing to its comprehensive three-step process of Education, Encouragement and Engagement.

Initially, LBC tapped their  officers to disseminate relevant information to all their teams in huddles and meetings. According to Jhayner Bufi, LBC’s Chief People Officer, they engaged the company’s managers to be the spokespersons on the safety and effectivity of the vaccines -given their sphere of influence over their employees.

What followed were poster statements—with LBC President Miguel Camahort and other officers as main influencers. Organic HR and Admin employees were also tasked to organize, campaign, communicate, mobilize and roll-out the vaccine campaign seamlessly. To make the sign-ups easy, an in-house registration e-link was also established.

And while they are close to attaining 100% vaccination among their ranks, LBC continues to implement strict safety protocols in all their work spaces- specially in their branches which have remained open and operational without pause. In addition, Bufi reveals that booster shots for employees and their dependents are already underway amidst the Omicron spread. According to Bufi: “The way LBC has been servicing and moving commerce around, we’d like it to be handled by safe, healthy people”.

By stepping up their “Bakuna sa Lahat” program, LBC believes they can continue on with their mission to move forward and serve the Filipino excellently and safely in the fields of express courier, cargo and money remittance service.

                                  

Surf Launches the very first WAIS University for aspiring mom-trepreneurs

Sign up for Surf’s Wais U program and learn how to start your own online business!

When it comes to taking care of the family, Moms (and dads, too!) will always find a way to make sure she’s on top of everything, no matter what circumstance.

And their secret? Moms tap into their diskartewhen exploring ways to support their families, like starting a business that they can sustain in the long run.

We see this with Filipino families finding new ways to earn despite the lockdowns, with a whopping 4,000 percent increase in registered online businesses in 2020.

Surf, the country’s leading laundry brand, recognizes the mothers’ diskarte and now aims to enable these moms and their businessesthrough comprehensive and interactive entrepreneurial courses. These courses will teach moms how to start their own negosyo and be their own boss – especially through online means.

A year of your time, a business for life

Surf has partnered with FHMoms, the biggest mom-trepreneur digital community to introduce the first ever Surf Wais University, a free entrepreneurial program for aspiring mom-trepreneurs.

Surf Wais U is designed to teach you everything you need to know to establish your own busines venture. Webinars will be set every month for the rest of the year, covering multiple mom-treprenurial topics, requiring only an internet-ready device and your motivation to succeed.

Surf Marketing Manager, Raiza Revila, explains, “Following decades of providing sulit and quality laundry solutions for Filipino moms, we recognize the diskarte of our wais nanays. And through the pandemic and the hardships every mother had to go through, we thought it’s time to give them a better foothold to provide for their families. Through Wais U, we can teach them how to establish their own business and make it flourish through modern practices, techniques, and processes.”

Wais U welcomes all aspiring mom-trepreneurs

Every kind of mom is free to join! Be it a stay-at-home mom who wants to earn extra income, a full-time employee who wants to be her own boss, a returning OFW with ready-to-invest capital, or even a traditional business owner who wants to learn more about growing the business.

Enrolling in the program will help you identify the differences between traditional and digital businesses, so you can find the entrepreneurial model that best fits what you want to do or sell. Courses also cover how to manage your finances and government requirements and touch on sales practices and marketing techniques that can effectively expand your businesses in digital platforms.

The Rise of Filipina Homebased Moms

Surf’s Wais U is designed in partnership with the top mom-trepreneur Digital community, Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMoms).

At the helm of the program is MK Bertulfo, a working mom herself, who established the Filipina Homebased Moms community on Facebook which is now more than 365,000 strong. The community has been helping moms by providing opportunities online suitable to their individual lifestyles.

Following her advocacy to help fellow moms to earn enough for their families, Mommy MK will be using her knowledge and experience to teach enrollees the best ways and practices to establish their own businesses, one mom at a time.

“Being a mom myself, I wanted to make sure other moms can have more opportunities to provide for their families,” Bertulfo shares. “That is why I’m very excited for this partnership between Surf and FHMoms, because I know more women will be able to pull themselves up and lead a better life for their loved ones.”

Register for Wais U now

As Surf Launches its first ever Wais University, moms will be able to fully take the spotlight and further unleash their diskarte and wais-ness!

To all #TeamWais moms, Go and pursue the venture that you want and deserve! Get valuable knowledge and skillset from Wais U and learn from successful entrepreneurs and professionals that will help you understand the ins and outs of a flourishing business.

Sign up at https://waisuniversity.com/ and start your Wais U journey today! Registration is ongoing! Batch 1 starts February 18.

Boost Your Immune System with Easy and Healthy Dishes from La Germania

La Germania dishes nutritious recipes to strengthen you and your family amid cold and flu season

The new year marks a fresh start, but it also means that flu season is upon us. That’s why it’s vital for you and your loved ones to take care of your health. One of the best ways to shield ourselves from diseases and possible health risks is preparing nutritious dishes at home.

To help you boost your immune system amid flu season, La Germania shares three recipes that are easy to make and rich with health benefits. By preparing these dishes at home, you also get to make a lot of savings. Hence, you hit two birds with one stone.

Get fancy with Salmon en Papillote

French cuisine may sound intimidating, but this tender fish is deceptively easy and fast to prepare. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods in the market, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. Omega-3 fatty acids help build and maintain a healthy body, while B vitamins are a good energy source and may help with certain health problems, like migraines and anxiety. Baking this flavourful French dish will be a total breeze with your La Germania oven range.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs salmon, cut into four pieces
  • One small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • One head fennel, thinly sliced
  • One lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Parchment paper

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut parchment into four large ovals 15” by 10” inches. Then, fold each parchment in half.
  3. On half of each parchment, layer on ¼ of the zucchini, ¼ the fennel, one piece of salmon, sprinkle with ¼ tsp salt, ¼ pepper, ¼ tsp dill, lemon slices, drizzle each salmon with one teaspoon olive oil and a few pieces of fennel fronds. Repeat this process with the three remaining salmon filets.
  4. Close the parchment by folding the other half over the prepared salmon and carefully roll the open edges toward the center.
  5. Set pouches on a baking sheet and bake on the center rack for 15 minutes.
  6. Open carefully using a fork and serve.

Photo and Recipe from TheModernProper.com.

Snack it up with Baked Garlic Sweet Potatoes

If you’re in the mood for a delicious snack, you can forgo junk food and try this affordable yet delectable option instead. Sweet potato (a.k.a kamote) is a superfood packed with plenty of nutrients like Potassium, beta-carotene and Vitamin C. Potassium regulates one’s heartbeat. In contrast, beta-carotene is good for one’s eyesight. Meanwhile, Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. That’s why you should eat more sweet potatoes this flu season. With a La Germania compact oven in your arsenal, you can bake this mouthwatering dish to your heart’s content.

Ingredients:

  • Four medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Five cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Two tablespoons chopped parsley leaves for garnish

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Place into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden and crisp, tossing occasionally.
  3. Combine sweet potato with garlic and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Recipe from DamnDelicious.net.

Warm up with a Detoxifying Soup

There’s nothing like a warm soup to stay healthy this cold and flu season. You can skip the store-bought or instant soup by making this soup dish full of immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying ingredients like assorted vegetables and a medley of spices. Following this 30-minute recipe will be easy peasy with your La Germania electric stove.

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One yellow onion, diced
  • Six cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • One teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • One tablespoon lemon juice
  • One large sweet potato (about 1/2 lb) diced into ½” cubes
  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup red lentils, uncooked and rinsed
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup kale, destemmed and torn into 1” pieces
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the turmeric and paprika and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the lemon juice, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, red lentils, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Once the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.
  7. Add kale and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale has softened and wilted slightly.
  8. Season with salt to taste.

Photo and Recipe from IHeartVegetables.com.

Built according to the highest European standards in terms of construction and design, La Germania appliances allow you to prepare nutritious dishes in an efficient and easy way. With guaranteed durability and superior quality, they’re a good investment for you to channel your inner chef, and make more immune-boosting food at home.

La Germania products are available online through La Germania’s official e-commerce website http://www.lagermaniaph.com and e-commerce platforms on Shopee and Lazada. You may follow the trusted kitchen and appliance brand’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts for more information on La Germania and its products.

ABOUT LA GERMANIA

Italian-heritage brand La Germania has been the preferred kitchen companion of Filipino homemakers for 53 years and counting. Its wide array of ovens, cooktops, and stoves is made of high-grade materials and designed to stand the test of time and extensive use. La Germania’s current line of products continues to serve the cooking needs and lifestyle of this generation and the next. To know more about La Germania and its products, visit http://www.lagermaniaph.com. The trusted kitchen partner of Filipinos also has its official stores on Shopee.

Increase your Business Profitability this 2022 with solutions from Zilingo

The leading technology platform is leveling the playing field by providing services to the Fashion and Lifestyle sector  by leveraging data and technology

As the saying goes, New Year calls for a new start. And if one of your goals this 2022 is to start your own business and become an entrepreneur, now, is the right time to begin

It is critical to consider the new normal. In the past two years, consumers have changed the ways in consuming and accessing products and services. While it was ideal to have a physical store and restaurants back then. Given the current situation and much stricter protocols and border lockdowns, you might want to reconsider thoughts until you see how the coming years play out.

Nowadays, with the upward trend of online services and businesses in the country, many are finding it opportune to take the leap into entrepreneurship, with platforms and services offered to help these businesses thrive, flourish, and achieve their goals this 2022.

One of these platforms is Zilingo.  Zilingo is a technology platform powering the global supply chain. It was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor with a vision to use technology to put responsible and efficient businesses within everyone’s reach. It is committed to aiding partners in scaling up their businesses efficiently. Using its B2B (Business to Business) solutions, the company plans to empower, innovate and diversify the Philippines’ business industry by providing greater access to suppliers and manufacturers to produce materials at competitive pricing, and services to achieve growth and profitability.

“Zilingo is reimagining the entire supply chain and aggregating all parties within the same platform by offering services and software that can help businesses do better. This has been the brand’s focus since Day 1,” says Shiela Mauricio, Country Manager, Zilingo Philippines.

As a one-stop business solution provider, Zilingo makes the necessary tools and services for sourcing, working capital, software implementation, and marketing easily accessible,” Mauricio added.

With these services, business owners here and abroad can improve their product quality, turnover and secure better pricing models, allowing them to remain competitive in the global market.

Get to know the services that Zilingo offers to help your business grow further this 2022.

Zilingo Trade

Zilingo Trade is a  B2B marketplace for wholesale buyers and sellers in categories including fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and lifestyle to trade effortlessly online. It delivers a seamless sourcing experience to distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. It also has order, inventory, and invoice management systems.

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Zilingo Marketing As A Service

Zilingo Marketing Service offers a one-stop marketing solution for a brand to scale and reach new potential customers through proper brand awareness, high traffic, conversion rates, and low marketing costs. Our Marketing Services include Cataloguing, Graphic Design, and Digital Marketing. Bringing the speed, clout, and quality of a global production house, Zilingo Marketing Service offers end-to-end marketing & content production solutions for manufacturers, merchants, private labels & brands.

New Year, New Food Discoveries

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Meal preparation may seemingly be a daunting task year on year, but have no fear. There’s always room for new food discoveries and hacks. Foodies and homemakers alike are always on the lookout for something different yet easy to prepare and definitely, palate and tummy pleasers. A great break from having delivered meals! Make part of your New Year’s resolution to try out these new, life-easing products in the market by San Miguel Foods.

Go Veega. For vegans, try familiar comforts such as Veega’s meat-free Tapa and Tocino, which are fully cooked and completely free of animal meat and by-products. For flexitarians, there are Korean-inspired faves such as Meat-free and ready-to-eat Bulgogi and Spicy Soy Garlic Balls. You’ll never miss out on flavor with these meat-free wonders. 

Breakfast thy will be done.  Rethink about skipping breakfast with perfect breakfast mates, Purefoods Deli Breakfast Sausage and Purefoods Beef Bacon. They are so good, you”ll truly want more. And beyond breakfast, these delicious products can also be served in a lot of ways.

Create “chicken’’ na chicken meals. Make meal preparation a breeze in 2022 with freshly marinated and ready-to-cook Chicken Timplados. Prepping meals can be done in minutes with any of these easy chicken sarap variants- Magnolia Ready-to-Cook Fried Chicken, BBQ, Tocino, Teriyaki, Spicy Fried Chicken, Oriental Wings, Spicy Wings, Inasal and Roasters (marinated whole chicken) in Lemon Herb and Smoked Pepper. The menu will never be boring with the selection of variants cooked as is or leveled up with some twists.

Develop a Pasta-stic Habit. Have pasta anytime with Purefoods Spaghetti Sauce. Just reheat and toss in cooked noodles or level up with addition of some ingredients. Either way, you’ll get consistent, satisfying pasta sauce each time.

Make meal preparation and dining with the family an enjoyable food adventure, even allowing enough me time in-between with these new discoveries.

Also, check out www.homefoodie.com for recipe ideas with these products!

Uplive WORLDSTAGE : Discovering the Best

Uplive recently held a Press Conference  at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City.  

The occasion was for Filipinos to know more about Uplive, and to welcome media friends for the 2021 Uplive WorldStage Press Event.

Attendees were welcomed by the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, Mr. Andy Tian, who said in his speech “ …..we currently serve over 470 million users for all of our apps from over 150 countries and regions around the world.”

As sources may attest, Uplive has been existing for five years already, founded in May 2016 as part of Asia Innovations Group (AIG) and is a live-streaming platform that allows users to broadcast and view real-time videos via smartphones. It has more than 200 million registered users worldwide, making it the largest independent video social entertainment platform in the world outside of China and is available in more than 100 countries.

Direk Ricky Rivero, a former child actor in FPJ’s movies and teen host, singer,dancer, he eventually became a director, and is now enjoying his time as live streamer, host and comedian in Uplive, especially during his Friday program “Uplive Buzz with Direk Ricky” – he meets and interacts those who visit his stream. As he said “ I enjoy what I am doing, and when one enjoys what he is doing doing, he is not working, he is simply having fun while earning.”

And just like any launch in a grand scale, Uplive announces its second annual global live streamed singing competition, Uplive WorldStage,and Pinoys are so excited, because as the FAMAS Award Winning Artist Group JBK said “ Pinoys love singing. We sing whenever an opportunity comes.”

Formerly known as Singing for the World, with a US based Cebuana as the Grand Champion – Zandy Storm,  WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abdul and is done by peer-voting.

 Last year’s competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year’s contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording contract. The competition is the latest example of Uplive’s commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.

According to the renowned singer, “I am thrilled Uplive invited me back for another exciting year of outstanding worldwide singers. I was really impressed with the vast talent competing last year and I am sure it will be even bigger and better this year. Singing has been a passion for me, I enjoy sharing my experience with these young talented singers and have a positive impact on their career and life.”

In addition to Ms. Abdul, the preliminary competition will be auditioned and mentored by a group of high-level music producers, Grammy songwriters, record label executives and accomplished singers including BlacChyna@blacchyna, Casper @casper, Montana Tucker,  Nathan T Wang (famous Asian American music composer, director, Grammy and Oscar winner),  Jackie Rivera (Famous Latin Singer, Jenni Rivera’s daughter),  Willie Baker (Grammy Nominated Producer), Ray De La Garza (Former Radio Disney VP, Record label owner), Chris Rosa (Grammy Nominated Producer), Lisa Chen (Producer, Singer, Philanthropist, and World Madam Global Chairwoman), and famous singer Sisi Zhang. Famous musician Kenny G, Latin Billboard Artist Luis Coronel, Larry Hernandez and many trending socialites and influencers also sent their shout out videos.

The month-long competition will be streamed live 24 hours a day and will include head-to-head PK battles and a “party mode” where mentors, judges and viewers can participate.

The Overall Winner and the “People’s Choice” will receive $5000 in prize money, a virtual mentoring session with industry leaders, a recording contract, and a personalized song written by Grammy nominated producers. Winners will also have a chance to record or join Uplive Boy Bands or Girl Bands in cooperation with KDS studios, which has produced albums for some of the biggest artists in the U.S. including Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Usher, and Christina Aguilera. The competition starts December 7th, and for more information, visit https://www.upliveworldstage.com/2021.

“Uplive continues to empower talent around the world, allowing artists to pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots,” said Andy Tian, CEO of AIG. “The global reach and local relevance of Uplive WorldStage is made possible by the cutting-edge technology we deliver to our users, giving them a seamless digital experience that enhances artistic expression and entertainment.”

Uplive WORLDSTAGE : A Worldwide Singing Competition is On!

Paula Abdul (middle), Abigail Posner (left), and Christine Xu (right), AIG US CEO.

Uplive formally  announces its calendar of events last December 20,2021 at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City. It was a real treat hearing fresh Pinoy talents like JBK render their own songs, and Direk Ricky Rivero –  that have been showcased in Uplive. In fact, the highlight of the event was a feature on the first Uplive Champion who, you guessed it right, is a Filipino – Zandy Storm. A great talent with a beautiful haunting voice, very Pinoy and truly world class.

Zandy Storm

Attendees were welcomed by the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, Mr. Andy Tian.

Mr. Andy Tian

As sources may attest, Uplive has been existing for five years already, founded in May 2016 as part of Asia Innovations Group (AIG) and is a live-streaming platform that allows users to broadcast and view real-time videos via smartphones. It has more than 200 million registered users worldwide, making it the largest independent video social entertainment platform in the world outside of China and is available in more than 100 countries. Twitter recently recognized Uplive as one of the most influential international brands in 2019.    In fact, Uplive was part of India’s accelerated digitalization and now has made several Indian talents known internationally, including Prince Nerula, winner of MTV Roadies 12, as well as Arshi Khan and Naina Singh of Reality TV.

Aside from India, another country where Uplive’s presence is felt is in Brazil. It was launched in the country in May 2020 and because of the pandemic, the app gained more attention since work from home is the new norm and online entertainment and social interaction platforms became the “go to” activity of people to keep sane. Here, hosting is their main interest and the country has brought to Uplive fresh talents who excel in this talent.

In 2019, Uplive was crowned as the Highest Paying Platform for Broadcasters in 2018. Yes, Uplive has set itself apart from competitors by providing the highest quality streaming content across a massive global audience, combined with its gamified interactions and industry leading virtual gifts, and created the highest per hour income platform for live stream broadcasters. The mission of Uplive is assisting people all around the world to fulfill their dreams. Uplive has extended its reach to the world, such as Japan, Southeast Asia and other places. It has numerous talented hosts all over the world. By continuing to reach people who can create high-quality content, identifying unqualified content through AI technology, and enhancing cultural integration, Uplive is trying to make more people use it and enjoy it.  (PRNewswire-PRWeb)

And just like any launch in a grand scale, Uplive announces its second annual global live streamed singing competition, UpliveWorldStage. Formerly known as Singing for the World, WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abdul and is done by peer-voting. Last year’s competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year’s contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording contract. The competition is the latest example of Uplive’s commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.

According the renowned singer, “I am thrilled UpLive invited me back for another exciting year of outstanding worldwide singers. I was really impressed with the vast talent competing last year and I am sure it will be even bigger and better this year. Singing has been a passion for me, I enjoy sharing my experience with these young talented singers and have a positive impact on their career and life.”

In addition to Ms. Abdul, the preliminary competition will be auditioned and mentored by a group of high-level music producers, Grammy songwriters, record label executives and accomplished singers including BlacChyna@blacchyna, Casper @casper, Montana Tucker,  Nathan T Wang (famous Asian American music composer, director, Grammy and Oscar winner),  Jackie Rivera (Famous Latin Singer, Jenni Rivera’s daughter),  Willie Baker (Grammy Nominated Producer), Ray De La Garza (Former Radio Disney VP, Record label owner), Chris Rosa (Grammy Nominated Producer), Lisa Chen (Producer, Singer, Philanthropist, and World Madam Global Chairwoman), and famous singer Sisi Zhang. Famous musician Kenny G, Latin Billboard Artist Luis Coronel, Larry Hernandez and many trending socialites and influencers also sent their shout out videos at the Press event.

The month-long competition will be streamed live 24 hours a day and will include head-to-head PK battles and a “party mode” where mentors, judges and viewers can participate. The top 100 finalists will receive talent host contracts from Uplive. There will be two top winners, one crowned by Paula Abdul as the overall winner and one “People’s Choice” winner crowned by other judges and viewers.

Both winners will receive $5000 in prize money, a virtual mentoring session with industry leaders, a recording contract, and a personalized song written by Grammy nominated producers. Winners will also have a chance to record or join UpLive Boy Bands or Girl Bands in cooperation with KDS studios, which has produced albums for some of the biggest artists in the U.S. including Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Usher, and Christina Aguilera. The competition starts December 7th, and for more information, visit https://www.upliveworldstage.com/2021.

“Uplive continues to empower talent around the world, allowing artists to pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots,” said Andy Tian, CEO of AIG. “The global reach and local relevance of UpliveWorldStage is made possible by the cutting-edge technology we deliver to our users, giving them a seamless digital experience that enhances artistic expression and entertainment.”

FBN 10th Annual Christmas Party: A fun-filled and meaningful day

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its 10th Annual Christmas Party virtually last December 12.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members around the country and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac and Lariza Garcia.

The yearly event serves as a venue to reacquaint with fellow members around the country, celebrate the holiday season and create great new memories.

Just like last year, the gathering was conducted online and livestreamed within the official FBN group page. Aside from the exciting prizes given away during the virtual games and raffle draws, a couple of members received financial assistance to support them in their family medical emergency. Indeed, it was both a fun-filled and meaningful day at the same time.

Different PR groups and brands and individual sponsors were acknowledged during the event for supporting the online community in 2021 and hopefully for more years to come.

This year’s virtual event is made possible by the following generous donors: PR Partnerss – CAT PR, i55 Talent Hose, Page One, M2.0 Communications, Comm&Sense, ROAR Agile, GPS TV, BIOCOCO, Full Circle, Pro Communications Inc. Pro Solutions ,Full Circle and Ripple 8.Brand and Individual sponsors – Pacific Sunrise, Goodah!, Cebuana Llhuillier, Glorious Blend, Rex Education, Gur Lavi Corporation (Telavi); Dyna Drug Corporation, Diana Stalder, Sagada Harvest, Stevia Natural Sweetener, a number of fellow FBN members and public servants like Rep. Eric Yap of ACT-CIS partylist, Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District of Albay), Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st District of Samar). Rep. Mike Defensor of Anakalusugan partylist, General Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Deputy Commissioner Randy Escolango of the Philippine Insurance Commission.

With the great support and opportunities that FBN received this year from partners companies and brands, the group is looking forward to more campaigns and activities that members can join and engage with in the coming new year.

Let us claim that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. Cheers for more success and blessings!

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