May 15, 2024

I had the opportunity to attend the Sun Life Philippines Live Brighter Forum last April 27 at the SMX Convention Center. This is a series of recruitment events for aspiring Sun Life Financial Advisors. Being invited to cover and witness this event was an exciting one, as it allowed me to gain insights into the world of financial services and the role of a Sun Life Financial Advisor. The Live Brighter Forum kicked off in Davao City and has since traveled to Iloilo City, Pasay City, and will be heading to Pampanga next.

There were interactive booths like the "Next Big Quiz," "Next Big Destination," and "Next Big Project" situated around the convention center. These booths showcased the travel incentives and highlighted the advisors' corporate social responsibility initiatives.

One of the most compelling aspects of the event was the opportunity to hear the real-life stories of current Sun Life Financial Advisors. Their passion and dedication to helping clients achieve a brighter financial future were truly inspiring. They shared how the role has given them the opportunity to earn an unlimited income, enjoy the freedom of time, and develop a profound sense of purpose.
Sun Life provides comprehensive training and support to their Financial Advisors. It's evident that the company invests heavily in nurturing its talent, ensuring that they are well-equipped to guide clients through their financial journeys. The opportunity to be a Sun Life Financial Advisor seemed to offer the perfect blend of personal and professional fulfillment, and I could see why it was being marketed as the "Next Big Gig" for Millennials and Gen Zs.

Sharing stories like these can inspire and inform others who may be considering a career change or exploring new opportunities. The Sun Life Live Brighter Forum provided a unique and insightful glimpse into the world of financial services, and I'm grateful to have had the chance to cover it.

If you'd like to learn more about the Sun Life Live Brighter Forum and the "Next Big Gig" opportunity, visit or reach out to a Sun Life advisor near you. Who knows, this could be the start of an exciting new chapter for aspiring financial professionals.

May 14, 2024

I recently attended the insightful ePLDT 'ASCEND' Cloud Tech Day today at SEDA Hotel. I met with industry leaders who shared their cutting-edge services in AI, Cloud, and Cybersecurity. ePLDT aims to deliver customized ICT services through its suite of Multi-Cloud and Data Centers, which will enable enterprises to achieve their digital transformation vision.
ePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day DavaoePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day Davao
ePLDT offers a range of services including cloud computing, data center solutions, managed services, and cybersecurity - all of which can be particularly beneficial for small to medium-sized businesses. Their flexible, scalable solutions allow SMEs to access enterprise-grade technology and infrastructure, empowering them to innovate and grow without the need for hefty upfront investments.
ePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day Davao
ePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day DavaoePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day DavaoePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day DavaoePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day DavaoePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day Davao
I was impressed to learn about ePLDT's success stories right here in Mindanao. RD Pawnshop in Davao utilized VITRO to safeguard their data outside the city, while educational institutions like Holy Cross College of Davao, University of Immaculate Concepcion, and Davao Medical School Foundation have also leveraged ePLDT's solutions. Additionally, Parasat Cable in Cagayan de Oro uses ePLDT's ViX or VITRO Internet Exchange to provide high-quality service to their gaming customers.
ePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day Davao
As a content creator, this event was invaluable in learning about the latest tech solutions that could benefit my audience. Looking forward to exploring how these innovative offerings from ePLDT can enhance my digital projects and improve the solutions of many companies in the Philippines.

Learn more about ePLDT here.

ePLDT ASCEND Cloud Tech Day Davao

As a resident of Davao City, I recently had the opportunity to attend Grab's "No Sweat Summer" event at Abreeza Ayala Mall. The event was designed to showcase how Grab's services can help Davaoeños beat the intense summer heat and enjoy the season without the hassle.

As I entered the event, I was immediately captivated by the vibrant and energetic atmosphere. At the entrance, I noticed the presence of refreshing Grab-branded coolers. Each of these coolers seemed to offer a unique activity for attendees to engage with and enjoy.
No Sweat Summer Grab Davao
The event kicked off with Grab sharing insights on the top summer coolers being ordered by Davaoeños on GrabFood. I have to admit, I wasn't surprised to hear that soda floats, iced coffee, halo-halo, mocha floats, and mango shakes were among the most popular choices. As a Davao native, I know all too well the joy of indulging in these delectable treats to cool down.
No Sweat Summer Grab Davao
No Sweat Summer Grab Davao
I found Grab's emphasis on their GrabFood Saver Delivery particularly interesting. Knowing that I can get these summer coolers delivered for as low as ₱15 is a game-changer, making it easy and affordable to enjoy them daily.

Beyond just food delivery, Grab also highlighted how their reliable GrabCar service can help me explore the city's top destinations, like the Malagos Garden Resort and Philippine Eagle Center, without the hassle of driving and parking in the heat. The recent introduction of Grab RideSaver, a cost-effective subscription package, is definitely something I'll be looking into to save on my transportation needs during the summer months.

What struck me the most was Grab's holistic approach to enhancing the Davaoeño's "hot season experience". They recognized that summer is a vital time for families and groups to plan trips and adventures together, and they positioned their platform as a one-stop shop to address all our transportation, food, and logistics needs during this time.

The coolers offered interactive activities that I was eager to try. I had a wonderful time singing karaoke and even got to play at being a boxer - it was a truly fun and engaging experience!
No Sweat Summer Grab Davao
No Sweat Summer Grab Davao
No Sweat Summer Grab Davao
Overall, the "No Sweat Summer" event was a remarkable experience that inspired me to make the most of this season with the help of Grab's suite of services. As a Davaoeño, I can't wait to see what other innovative solutions Grab has in store to beat the summer heat.

May 3, 2024

HATASUMMER FEST 2024The summer heat is on, and HATASU, the popular local e-bike brand, is kicking things up a notch with their HATASUmmer Fest 2024 campaign. Packed with new product launches, hot deals, and thrilling promos, this campaign is sure to get e-bike enthusiasts revved up and ready to hit the roads.

First up, HATASU is unveiling two new e-bike models this May 10th. The HATASU TARA promises longer travel distances, faster speeds, and better endurance - perfect for food delivery riders and moto-taxi drivers looking to save on fuel costs. Another upcoming model, the HATASU AYA, is said to be a real head-turner with its stunning design.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. HATASU is joining the Shopee 5.5 Mega Sale from May 5-9, 2024, offering up to ₱4,000 worth of discounts, free shipping, and freebies on the popular HATASU KUMI 2023 model. Shoppers can also score accessories for as low as ₱99, and an additional 10% off on the second accessory purchase. For more details be sure to follow the official HATASU Shopee Store
And the savings don't end there. HATASU is running the Hatasulit sa Tag-init Raffle Promo, where e-bike buyers from May 15 to June 30, 2024, can earn raffle entries to win exciting prizes, including a brand-new HATASU TARA.









But HATASU isn't just about the products and promotions. The brand's commitment to education and road safety continues with the HATASU Careavan campaign, which is expanding to more cities this summer, providing free maintenance checks and educational sessions.

To top it all off, HATASU is hosting a HATASUmmer Fest Livestream on May 10th, where they'll unveil the HATASU TARA and give viewers a chance to win summer giveaways.

With all these exciting offerings, it's clear that HATASU is determined to make this summer one to remember for e-bike enthusiasts. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on, and get ready to experience the best of what HATASU has to offer this season.

Apr 30, 2024

PLDT Home recently held an event called the Fiber Fastbreak in Davao City. This is the 2nd leg of their tour series, and they brought together basketball fans and their favorite players. The event featured stars like Peter June Simon, who's known as the 'Scoring Apostle', and players from the TNT Tropang Giga team, such as Gryann Mendoza, Poy Erram, and Glenn Khobuntin. Jayson "The Blur" Castro also joined the tour and made the local basketball community very excited.
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao 2024
Mindanao has always been a place with a lot of talented basketball players. Some well-known players from the region include Baser Amer, Alvin Pasaol, and Peter June Simon. PLDT Home's event in Davao was a way to connect with this passionate basketball scene.

During the event, fans got to meet and interact with their favorite players. Peter June Simon, who is now retired, was also there as the Deputy Commissioner for Mindanao in the Pilipinas Super League. The presence of players like Gryann Mendoza, Poy Erram, and Glenn Khobuntin, who are from Mindanao, showed the region's rich basketball history. Their success stories inspire young players and prove that talent can come from anywhere.
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao Gryann Mendoza
The Fiber Fastbreak series will continue to other cities like Lipa, Batangas, and Metro Manila. The final event in SM Megamall will have a star-studded lineup and exciting activities for basketball fans.

PLDT Home is offering a special promo for new Fiber customers to celebrate the basketball fever. From April 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024, new applicants of the Fiber Unli All 2099 plan will get a complimentary one-month NBA League Pass they can use to catch more live games and moments right inside the comforts of their home.
PLDT Home Fiber Fast Break Davao
Join PLDT Home in celebrating the Filipino passion for basketball. Sign up for a PLDT Home Fiber plan and experience the thrill of the NBA Playoffs and the Fiber Fastbreak series!