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Run United 2013

Run United 2013

This year, my son and I are going to join RUN UNITED 2013 on March 17, 2013 at the Mall of Asia. This is exciting because it will our first out-of-town run. It is a bonding moment for us. I have already booked us a flight to Manila on March. I hope everything will be according to plan.

Check out the details of this event by clicking here.

You can register online just by following the link in their homepage.

They also have a Facebook page which you can “LIKE” by clicking here.

Let’s do this! Let’s RUN UNITED 2013. See you there.



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Dine Philippines 2013

The Art of Restauranting

The Art of Restauranting

Press Release:

UPDATE: This event is moved to February 25, 2013.


Dine Philippines Gensan plays host to the national restaurant management conference, DINE PHILIPPINES on February 11, 2013, 1 to 5pm at the SM City Gensan Cinema.

DINE Philippines, the restaurant management seminar series, has reached more than 500 industry stakeholders and academic community in Davao, Cebu and Manila since it started in 2010. With the support of culinary schools, Council of Hotel & Restaurant Educators of the Philippines and media partners, the conference series gathered so far some of the industry’s best restopreneurs such as Chef Robby Goco of Cyma, Ms. Nancy Reyes Lumen of Aristocrat, Claude Tayag of Bale Dutung and Chef Jackie Laudico of Bistro Filipino. This year, we hope to reach out to new areas and reach out to as many as 500 participants coming from the culinary, hospitality and foodservice industry.

For this roadshow, our local partners include the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental (HRANO), the Institute of International Culinary Arts and Hospitality Education (ICHEF-Davao & General Santos), Council of Hotel & Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP), and the Sarangani Tourism Council. For our national partners, we have F&B World and Business World.

Speakers are successful restaurant owners and practitioners from Manila. They include:

DANIEL “DAN” FRANCISCO President, The Big Chill, Inc. (Big Chill, Fresh Bar, C’Verde, Super Fresh, Canecoctions, Dr. Pearl, Tully’s Coffee, Chantilly) President, Heppy Corp. General Manager, Retail and Franchise Group AgriNurture, Inc. Certified Public Accountant was the President, People eServe Corporation of the Yuchengco Group of Companies.

HOMER NIEVERA Global technopreneur Veteran business developer and expert digital marketer for more than 20 years Instrumental in helping digital start-ups with their business models, along with gigs that have strategically raised valuations and revenues for global and regional online companies Founder, Was the Global Head of Advertising Operations and Sponsorships,

CHEF MICHAEL OBERLE Culinary Arts Training Director, Institute for Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (ICHEF) Was Director for Culinary Arts, International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM) Perennial favorite of his student culinarians for balancing his wit and humor in the kitchen More than 30 years of culinary experience as Executive Chef from top hotels all over the world.

JOHNLU KOA Founder and C.E.O., The French Baker, Inc. Columnist, F&B World Magazine Member, Board of Trustees, U.P. Business Research Foundation Multi-awarded entrepreneur: Was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young Recognized as one of the “500 Great Asians of the Early 21st Century” published by Biblioteque World Wide, Irvine U.S.A. Was awarded Ten Outstanding Young Filipinos (TOYF) for Business Management / Entrepreneurship.

CHEF HIM UY DE BARON Executive Chef and Owner, Nomama Master of product development – Chef Consultant, some of the country’s leading restaurants.

Registration fee is P 1,200 per person inclusive of entrance for one person to the lectures, online speakers’ handout, conference kit and snacks.

For inquiries and to register, call 09339405498 or 09159806462 or email

Click here for online registration form.

or you may print the form below:





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Dole Philippines Turns 50 (Dolefil Strikes Gold)


Press Release:


The new year calls for a celebration as Dole Philippines, Inc. (Dolefil) turns 50 this 2013. Series of activities and programs for both its employees and its community are lined up throughout the year to celebrate this historic milestone.

As a kick-off, Dolefil had simultaneous fireworks display last January 1, 2013 at its operations in Calumpang, Gen. Santos City, Surallah, and Polomolok, South Cotabato. On January 13 to 19, a surgical mission will be held at Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Philippine Medical Society of Florida, Mahintana Foundation, Inc., and Mt. Matutum Healthcare Foundation Inc.

There are not many companies that survive 50 years. Dolefil’s VP and Managing Director, Mr. Simon Denye says Dolefil’s turning 50 is an “impressive achievement”. “We are lucky that our customer still love pineapples. With Itochu backing us with their financial support and growth opportunities in countries such as China, we can look forward to another 50 years.”,Denye added.

Dolefil was established in 1963 as one of the largest integrated pineapple plantation, cannery, and packaging complex in the world. After two years, Dolefil was able to produce its first shipment of 30,000 cases of canned pineapple products to Newark, New Jersey, USA. Now, Dolefil, with an annual production equivalent to about 8 Billion servings, provides healthy and high-quality food products to numerous international markets worldwide.


Surgical Mission 2013 is an outreach activity of Dole Philippines, Inc., in partnerships with Mahintana Foundation, Philippine Medical Society of Florida (PMSF), and Mt. Matutum Healthcare Foundation that targets to benefit our indigent countrymen needing surgery who are able to provide for their medical care.

With the help of volunteer surgeons, nurses, and medical staff from PMSF; and resident doctors and nurses from Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital and Mt. Matutum Healthcare Foundation, Surgical Mission 2013 shall be made possible this January 13 to 19, 2013. Approximately 100 patients from region XII shall benefit from this historic event.

“I feel fantastic for the beneficiaries, but my thanks really goes to the surgeons who give their time for free and even fly all the way from Florida to help these children and families; and to the hospital nurses who prep the patients.”, Denye said. ” Thier expertise is highly commendable and makes the Surgical Mission a wonderful story of changing people’s lives”, he explained.

As Dolefil turns 50 this 2013, we wish to touch the live of more Filipinos through activities such as this.


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Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013


Happy New Year 2013! Cheers!




My Birthday Cake. A gift to me from my two kids.

Today is my 14,611th day in this life. Yesterday was my 14,610th day but I was too tired to blog about it. Read More


Flooding in Gensan

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General Santos City is known for its dry and humid weather. Some old folks even call it “dustdiangas” a moniker from the old name of the city which is Dadiangas. The place is dusty and dry and hot on ordinary days. Read More


5th Gensan Car Show

5th Gensan Car Show

The 5th annual Gensan Car Show was held at Gaisano Mall on October 12, 13 and 14, 2012. There where several entries from Gensan and Davao that participated in this event. We were once again able to see up close some pimped up rides. Most of these setups are very costly that the amount spent on the accessories can buy a you a brand new car.

Below are the photos that I took during the event.



The Boombastic Honda Fit of Drift Tech. This one won the people’s choice award. Read More


Get Fit Run – Gensan Leg


After the successful staging of the HyperSports Get Fit Run 2012 at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila last July 8, 2012, HyperSports Philippines, Inc. is now organizing a GenSan leg of this fun filled event to be held on September 2, 2012 (Sunday) which will coincide with the 14th Tuna Festival. This will be entitled GET FIT RUN – GENSAN! Read More


It’s Half Time

5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, and 1 Friday the 13th


Time flies.

What a cliché.

Still it is true specially when one is busy or having fun.

The first half of the year is finished.

There is nothing we can do about it now.

What happens to the second half is still on our hands though.

We can either waste it or make the most out of it.

I’m doing the latter.

I will treat July 1 like a new year.

From this day on, I will do my best to make everyday count.

No more procrastination. No more lazy time. No more wasting time.

I wish everyone the best for the remaining 182 days of the year.

Let’s make it count.

Let’s GO!