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Ayayay! Boracay!

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An old summer hit by sizzling Abbey

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Typhoon Mirinae Is Coming To Town (Philippines)

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Path of Typhoon Mirinae to the Philippines

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

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Halloween Treat – 50 Percent Off Brothers Burgers

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Only available at Cebu, BF Paranaque, Ortigas, Malaet, Pasong Tamo, SM Megamall, Tomas Morato, Capitol Hills, Paseo de Sta. Rosa and Telus Araneta Center.

Brothers Burger Halloween Treat

For inquiries, call 815-0732.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 29, 2009 at 6:56 am

Filipino in Top 10 Finalist for CNN Hero for the Year Award

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Twenty-eight year old Filipino named EFREN PENAFLORIDA was bullied by gangs in high school. Today, he offers Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. For the past 12 years, Peñaflorida and his team of teen volunteers have taught basic reading and writing to children living on the streets. Their main tool: A pushcart classroom. Born into a poor family, he lived in a shanty near the city dump site. But he says he refused to allow his circumstances to define his future.

He created the Dynamic Teen Company to offer his classmates an outlet to lift up themselves and their community. For Peñaflorida, that meant returning to the slums of his childhood to give kids the education he felt they deserved. Since 1997, an estimated 10,000 members have helped teach more than 1,500 children living in the slums. The organization supports its efforts by making and selling crafts and collecting items to recycle.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Philippine Cities Cebu, Makati, Quezon City, Mandaluyong in Top Global Outsourcing Lists

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Cebu City hits the number one spot in’s Top 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities. Shanghai and Beijing cities, both in China, followed Cebu City in the list. Makati City, on the other hand, makes the 8th place in the Top 8 Global Outsourcing Centers. This list includes (from the top) Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, all from India, and Dublin in Ireland.

There are also two Philippine cities that is part of the 2008 Top 50 newly-emerging outsourcing hotspots, namely, Quezon City (21st) and Mandaluyong City (45th).

The studies’ overall ranking are based on the following location assessment categories: scale and quality of workforce, cost, business catalyst, risk profile, infrastructure availability, and quality of life. Also, the “choice city” has now given way to “choice of country.”

The lists are according to a study by CyberMedia’s Global Services and investment advisory firm Tholons.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 6:43 am

German Moreno – The Ultimate Philippine Entertainment Star Builder

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For almost 50 years, this man has been a staple character on our television screens. If it weren’t for him, we would not have the likes of Lea Salonga, Ruffa Gutierrez, Judy Ann Santos, Billy Crawford and Sharon Cuneta in the showbiz industry today. He is the ultimate star builder, an industry legend, and the one and only Master Showman: German Moreno.

Read more at Philippine Entertainment Portal

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

The Classic Palmolive TV Ad That Created Alice Dixon

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I just couldn’t help but post this YouTube video. For the 80’s people, this not only created the career of Alice Dixon but generated that shoulder-circling, kikay-like, “I can feel it!” craze!

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Johnny Rockets Opens in the Philippines

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A Johnny Rockets hamburger franchise recently opened in the Philippines right the day before typhoon Ondoy (or Ketsana) wreaked havoc on the country. The 2,000+ square foot restaurant is located inside the mall in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. This is the first branch of twenty that is planned in the Philippines.

Since 1986, Johnny Rockets has been offering the all-American fast food service, which includes hamburgers, classic sandwiches and hand-dipped shakes and malts. It is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, with about 280 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 29 states and 11 countries.

Visit the Johnny Rockets Website

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Adopt or Sponsor A Rescued Dog

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For 300 Pesos or $6.50 a month, you can keep a rescued dog alive. For more information e-mail, call or visit the website of the Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. at:
+63 (2) 467-1261
+63 (920) 983-5109

Source: The Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Free Laundry for Victims of Typhoon Ondoy

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Below is a message relayed through the Facebook Group “Philippine Renaissance International Movement.” In summary, typhoon victims, local government units, non-profit organizations and other groups involved in relief operations may send their dirty laundry to:

Kalinisan Steam Laundry, Inc.
No. 10 Manggahan Street, Bagumbayan
Libis, Quezon City
Tel. No. 635-0601 to 05 local 128
Mobile No. 0917-890-9577 (look for Alex Malco)
Mobile No. 0917-859-1917 (look for Espie Ditablan)
Mobile No. 0917-893-6630 (look for Atty. Raul Lambino)


Today October 3, 2009, in a lunch meeting with my client MR. WYDEN KING, owner of KALINISAN STEAM LAUNDRY, INC., one of the biggest industrial laundry company in the country that serves various big establishments like hotels, hospitals, & garment factories, he has told me that KALINISAN is offering FREE LAUNDRY & WASHING of all clothing materials (linens, bedsheets, pants, shirts, dresses, etc.) to all victims of typhoon Ondoy in Marikina, Quezon City, Cainta, Pasig, Taguig, Antipolo City and other areas in NCR, Rizal & Southern Tagalog. He instructed me to help disseminate this information so Kalinisan can immediately serve our people.

After the meeting, I immediately called up Mayor Mon Ilagan of Cainta, Rizal about this development and texted various friends in the media. Then I went to the Kalinisan warehouse at No. 10 Manggahan St., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City where the factory is situated and conferred with the people in charge of the operations. I saw some dirty clothings already arriving from numerous victims and even saw more than 500 people-evacuees who are comfortably housed at the Kalinisan warehouse and supplied with foods, water and other needs mostly from Mrs. Peachy King, wife of Mr. Wyden King. Their condition is much-much better of than those who are now in other evacuation centers.

We enjoin the concerned LGUs, government agencies, NGO’s , foundations, other individuals and the victims themselves to bring to Kalinisan such cloth items if theY have the logistics to do so, or coordinate with their respective LGUs how we can effectively carry out this mission.

You can get in touch directly to Kalinisan by calling or texting these numbers: Tels. 6350601 to 05 local 128; CP # 0917-8909577 look for ALEX MALCO; or 0917-8591917 look for ESPIE DITABLAN. Likewise, you may call or text me at 09178936630.

Please pass this Note to others & let us do our little share in helping and uniting our nation by alleviating the plight of those who are most in need at such kind of moment. God bless us all.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 3, 2009 at 10:32 am