Archive for March 2010
Seriously – that’s his name. He is currently the official DJ for the Black Eyed Peas and has two Grammy nominations as producer, songwriter and remixer. He also holds the number one dance album on iTunes, Total Club Hits 4. Born Jaime Lim Munson in Echo Park, LA, California, he comes from a large Filipino family with ten brothers and sisters.
In 1995, The Black Eyed Peas was formed in Los Angeles. Poet preferred to stay in the background as their songwriter, producer and DJ. Since their third album Elephunk in 2003, the group’s hip hop/dance-oriented style has sold an estimated 35 million albums worldwide and 41 million singles. Poet has been the official DJ of the Black Eyed Peas and has been going with the group in their tours. Poet revealed that the “in thing” now in the music industry is working as a DJ.
Read more at Asian Journal.
Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific is scheduled to begin an IPO roadshow, starting with a domestic presentation on April 5 and an international leg the following day. This roadshow that intends to raise as much as 25.7 billion Pesos. The maximum price per share is 95 Pesos with an offer of about 125 million new shares to raise about half of the estimated new funds. It will also sell existing shares.
The domestic IPO is from April 19 to 26 with its shares to be listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange on May 3.
Read more at cebu-pacific-airlines.com
JUST IN: Cebu Air, Inc., the airline company of Cebu Pacific, is deferring the IPO until after the May 10 national elections.
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 5pm
Polish Canadian Centre
$45.00 VIP, $25 General admission
Evelyn Glen 780-616-5869
Alan Isidoro 587-888-6397
Source: Calgary Filipino.com
Heart 2 Heart
May 14, 2010, 7:30pm
Ticket prices: $145, $120, $110, $100, $80, $70, $55
Presenting Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid with Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera as special guests. For ticket information, please call Neneng (647-401-5818 or 905-472-5818), Rene (647-401-7363) or Elvie (416-656-8269).
June 11, 2010, 7:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Hall A, North Building
Ticket prices: $125, $100, $85, $50
Presenting Sarah Geronimo with special guests Erik Santos, Charlie Green, Jimmy Marquez and John Prats. For ticket information, please call Ruth (416-720-2602), Lito (416-564-8734) or Sani (647-408-6949).
Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) says half of OFW families are saving more money remitted to them, rising 50 percent more than usual, while remittances allocated to investments decreased.
There are approximately 11 million Filipinos working in other countries or 11 percent of the population of the Philippines. In January, remittances from overseas Filipinos amounted to $1.4 billion, posting a year-on-year growth of 8.5 percent.
Read more at Manila Bulletin
Philippine Airlines or PAL introduces a year-long series of incentives and promotions:
A grand seat raffle that covers all customers who purchase PAL revenue tickets in the Philippines and via PAL’s website, and who travel between March 16 and December 31, 2010. A total of 16,000 winners will be chosen during nine monthly raffle draws. Prizes include free tickets for routes equivalent to those in tickets bought and flown. On March 15, 2011, PAL’s 70th anniversary, up to 3,000 lucky passengers get to travel for free.
A major discounted-fare promotion that features generously discounted rates on all domestic PAL routes. A flat rate of P700 on one-way flights between Manila and points in Luzon or the Visayas, and P1,700 to/from Mindanao destinations are offered. International flights are also covered by the promo; fares vary according to route.
A “Philippines Free” international campaign features free travel within the Philippines. It will be offered to passengers who travel on PAL’s international services during selected periods of the year. The sale period is between March 15 and April 7, 2010.
A promo for seniors 70 years old benefits these passengers celebrating their 70th birthday between March 15 and April 15, 2010. These senior celebrants receive a free domestic ticket when a companion’s ticket is purchased for travel on the same date and route. This promo is valid for travel from May 15 to August 20, 2010.
A new loyalty program targeting the youth market called Mabuhay Miles “Y Flyer” is set to take off on Monday, March 15, 2010. The program covers passengers between the ages of two and 21 years. Current Mabuhay Miles members in this age group automatically qualify as Y Flyers. They enjoy a 10% discount off published fares, initially for PAL domestic routes. This also includes earning miles by using partner brands’ products and services. PAL will give away 50 tickets to the March 27 “Changing Lives: Timbaland Shock Value II” concert in Manila, which features Justin Timberlake and Jojo. The free tickets will go to Y Flyers who register as members and purchase tickets on March 16 at selected PAL ticket offices – Makati, Cubao, Manila (Padre Faura), SM Cebu and Davao.
Source: PAL FB Fan Page
The summary writes, “We are building a life competence center that provides 600 street youth alternative learning, life skills, tutorial and income generation that bring them back to formal schooling.”
The project addresses poverty, illiteracy and the impact of exploitation on the lives of 600 street children in southern Philippines. The life competence center provides free alternative learning, tutorial and life skills that give them better chances of being transitioned to formal schooling. They also avail voluntary HIV and health screening while opportunities for entrepreneurial activities that make them earn and mobilise life savings to secure own future is afforded.
- $10 – funds one street child/youth’s enrollment and daily subsistence for 1 month
- $30 – funds one street child/youth’s drug and HIV screening and annual health check up for 1 year
- $60 – support 5-30 Filipino street youth peer-group to open a lifetime group savings account
- $90 – bring back 1 Filipino street child to school and a summer mentoring for 1 year
Read more at GlobalGiving.com
Travel nurses are nursing professionals like any other. The difference is that travel nurses serve in special travel conditions. They serve in travel or mobile conditions such as in aviation companies, trains, and ships, to name a few. Travel nurses go through the enrollment, training and education; like the nurses that serve in mainstream heath care service centers and entities like public and private hospitals and clinics.
The best place to look for a good travel nurse is the internet. The internet will furnish you with vast databases and directories with hundreds of listings and leads that you can pursue and then identify the traveling nurse companies that you would want to work for. As soon as you get to identify the companies the next thing you have to do is to deal with the staffing agencies that handle recruitment matters of the companies.
If you want to land that top travel nursing job or the kind of basic travel nursing job the best thing you have to do is to get in tough with recruitment agencies that that handle the recruitment business and process of many nursing travel companies.
Read more at the New Haven Railroad Blog