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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

OPPO F1S, the new selfie expert camera phone launched in the PH (SRP PHP 12,990)


OPPO camera phone and known as the selfie expert launched the OPPO F1S, a new line of their selfie expert brand that comes with greater tech specs and best for taking selfies. Our country known as the selfie capital of the world is the best market for this, because the OPPO F1S is equipped with a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, a good aperture specs to capture more light when taking a front selfie.

Monday, August 22, 2016

AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 - Top 6 finalists revealed! #AirAsiaTP2016


AirAsia is back again in hosting a one of a kind travel photography contest. Its their 2nd year to host the AirAsia Travel Photographer contest, many pinoy travelers, photographers and bloggers are excited to join this contest, because one of the best perk here as a finalist is that you will travel with AirAsia around South East Asia to document your travel and submit your best of the best travel photos for the contest.

Friday, August 19, 2016

3rd Toy Kingdom TOY EXPO this Aug 19-21, 2016

Today is the start of Toy Kingdom's TOY EXPO. A toy expo that happens every 2 years featuring top toy brands and merchandise from official toy distributors in the Philippines.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Filipino CEOs share keys to entrepreneurship success

Owners and leaders of top Filipino homegrown brands will take up teaching posts in a professional development course developed by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) for new and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Certificate Program on Practical Entrepreneurship is a mini-MBA program made up of courses to be personally taught by seasoned Entrep-Mentors who are expert in various areas of discipline, making it a much more intimate method of learning for the participants.

Among the Entrep-Mentors who will give lectures in the program are: Abrea Consulting Group's Mon Abrea; Center for Pop's Gwenn Albarracin; GMB Franchise Developers' Armando Bartolome; Mobkard's Carlo Calimon; Fiorgelato's Ricardo Cuna; Generika Drugstore's Teodoro Ferrer; ACCRA Law Firm's Atty. John Paul Gaba; Ink All You Can's Jerry Ilao; Reyes Barbecue's Inez Reyes; Lots A Pizza's Teresita Ngan Tian; Vcargo Worldwide's Paulo Tibig; Nail It!'s Jean Uvero; Tokyo Tempura's Jorge Wieneke; and SEAOIL's Francis Glenn Yu.

All Entrep-Mentors are members of the AFFI Entrepreneurship Mentors Fellows (AEMF), a sub-group of the association dedicated to serve in AFFI's entrepreneurship-related educational programs.

"Those of us who will be teaching in this course had once dreamt of managing our own business, so we took it upon ourselves to help anyone who wants to do the same. Our goal is to equip people with the skills, knowledge and connections for them to be able to jumpstart their entrepreneurship careers as soon as possible," said AFFI President Jerry Ilao in a statement.

Apart from skills and knowledge, Ilao said the program also seeks to build personal relationships between the mentors and the mentees, as well as boost the confidence of its participants.

A practical approach to learning

One key element of this particular mini-MBA program is the integration of site-visits in some of the modules, which means participants will get to see the actual workplaces and companies of their mentors. This, according to Ilao, is intended to provide them with a conducive venue for learning in a real business setting.

"Bringing the participants to where the real action happens allows them to get a feel of how a practicing entrepreneur manage his or her own business daily. It will be a bit of a hands-on experience for them," Ilao emphasized.

The Certificate Program on Practical Entrepreneurship will follow five modules on Leadership Skill-building; Personal Finance/ Profit-Loss Understanding; People Management; Basic Entrepreneurship Laws; and Cost Effective Marketing. Bonus mentoring sessions featuring at least three Entrep-Mentors in an active coaching session will also be added.

The program, in partnership with GoNegosyo and sponsored by PLDT SME Nation and BPI Family Ka-Negosyo, is one of AFFI's flagship projects devised under their Thrive Towards 2020 vision launched earlier this year. For more information and inquiries, call the AFFI Secretariat at (02) 501-5449/ 0949-889-0758 or email info@affi.com.ph.


GRABKalesa this Saturday in Intramuros

Wow! this is one serious stunt by GRAB! After the GRAB Horse promotion in Baguio early this year, they are bringing back the GRAB horse here in Manila, but the difference is that 2-3 person can ride on it in a “kalesa” or carriage.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cavinti, Laguna holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Sambalilo hat in the world!


The photo posted here in my blog is the world’s largest hat made from pandan straw leaves, here in Cavinti, Laguna, they call it the sambalilo, a local term for “straw hat”. Last Aug 1, 2016, the town of Cavinti was placed in the books of Guinness World Record 2016 for carrying the title “largest sambalilo hat in the world”. The official measurement and awarding took place during the 1st week of August at the Sambalilo Festival, an annual festival of Cavinti, Laguna celebrating their local production of straw hats made by their local weavers. The awarding was officiated by Swapnil Mahesh Dangarikar, a Guinness Adjudicator, who flew here in our country to do the official measurement and awarding.

Be an advocate of weather news with Weather Philippines app


There are 10-20 typhoons that arrives here in the Philippines every year and each typhoon comes with different strength and this affects many lives and livelihood of our people due to the damage it cause. Every year we face them and it taught us on how to be prepared and be ready to survive whenever another Ondoy or Yolanda will hit our country again.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Libreng Tawag for Pampanga & Pangasinan

Globe reaches out to flood victims in Pampanga and Pangasinan through Libreng Tawag

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom sets up Libreng Tawag stations in Pampanga and Pangasinan which were severely affected by the "habagat" to assist residents who needed to assure their family and friends of their safety or to request for aid if necessary.  

Libreng Tawag is now available from August 16-18, 8 am to 5 pm, at the 3rd floor of the Calasiao Municipal Hall in Pangasinan, and the San Matias Elementary School and San Vicente Municipal Gym in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.  The said areas are being used as temporary evacuation sites for about 900 families.  

Pangasinan and Pampanga are two of the areas in Luzon submerged in floodwaters as a result of heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon over the weekend.   Through its Bangon Pinoy program, Globe provides help to Filipinos affected by disasters by providing communications facilities and relief operations.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Globe prepaid!!! Go go go!! Free data for your #PokemonGO

Globe prepaid!!! Go go go!! Free data for your #PokemonGO

from Tumblr http://popazrael.tumblr.com/post/148869679311

Monday, August 08, 2016

Sennheisser Sound Forum at Egghead Audiohub in Shangri La Plaza Mall Eastwing–a must visit for audio geeks


Audiophiles or audio geeks should check out the listening room at Egghead Audiohub in Eastwing of Shangri La Plaza Mall. The store now features the new Sennheiser audio headphones with high tech noise cancelling system. and they are allowing you to use it inside the listening room for FREE!

SMART unboxes new digital services for PH + launch of SMART android smartphone kit


Its my first time ever to attend a SMART unbox event, I think this is their first event that is branded “unbox”, a way of introducing new features, offers and technologies created by SMART to power up our digital lives. There are lots of features, promos and new tech surfacing every month and its hard to track which are the best for you and which are beneficial for your digital lifestyle.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Download the Globe Switch app and get access to Pokemon Go for...

Download the Globe Switch app and get access to Pokemon Go for Free for 7 days via Globe!

#GlobeSwitch #GlobePokemonGo
#PokemonGo #Pokemon

from Tumblr http://popazrael.tumblr.com/post/148532790426

Enjoy the best of the Pokemon GO worldwide craze with freenet and PayMaya

Enjoy the best of the Pokemon GO worldwide craze with freenet and PayMaya

Filipinos keenly anticipating the launch of Pokemon GO can now stay updated
on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya.

Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO is a location­based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company. The
mobile game allows players to catch Pokemon or "pocket monsters" as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones.

The game is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, and select European countries. It has yet to launch in any Asian country, including Japan where the original Pokemon
game originated.

Get Pokemon GO updates with freenet
Those who want to stay updated on news about the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines may now download the freenet app on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Through freenet, Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers will be able to read the latest news and social media feeds from the local Pokemon GO community for free and with no data charges.

This is part of freenet's mission to enable communities such as those who are eager to play Pokemon GO to stay active and participate in various activities and discussions through digital means.

This follows the successful livestreaming of President Rodrigo Duterte's inauguration and the
Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament games through freenet, which allowed Filipinos to be digitally present in these historic events even if they are not physically able to do

Purchase Pokecoins with PayMaya
Meanwhile, once the Pokemon GO app launches in the Philippines, players will be able to fully enjoy the game through in­app purchases with the help of PayMaya, the easiest way to pay
online even without a credit card.

Players only have to download the PayMaya app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, load up their accounts with at least P60 to cover the standard app store verification fee,� and link their virtual VISA card to their app store accounts to be able to make in­app purchases for Pokecoins, the in­app currency used inside the Pokemon GO game.

With the help of Pokecoins, players will be able to purchase various items that will help them easily navigate the game, such as Pokeballs to catch Pokemon with, Pokemon eggs that allow
them to "hatch" Pokemon, Potions to restore the health of their Pokemon, and Incense and Lure Modules that make it easy to attract wild Pokemon to their immediate vicinity.

In­app purchases are made more convenient with PayMaya as mobile game players can easily load up at any of the over 15,000 PayMaya reloading stations nationwide that include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Bayad Centers, 7­Eleven stores with Cliqq
kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, on top of online banking via BDO.

Aside from the mobile app, PayMaya customers can also opt to have their own PayMaya physical prepaid card which can be used in brick­and­mortar stores worldwide that accept Visa.
A variant also comes with its own beep™ wallet, allowing users to ride the MRT, LRT, some city buses and other beep™­powered transportation for their daily commute, so they can easily
explore the city in search of wild Pokemon.

Users who upgrade their PayMaya account can use their PayMaya for peer­to­peer money transfers and ATM withdrawals.

For more information about PayMaya and how users can get their own PayMaya card, visit www.paymaya.com. To know more about the free and fun way to connect through freenet,
visit www.freenet.ph

Friday, August 05, 2016

7 Eleven’s CLIQQ app for rewards–add this to your life hack


If you are a frequent buyer of products and food at 7 Eleven, then I suggest you try and download their CLIQQ app in your smartphone to turn those PHP50 purchase into 1 point reward.
Yes! rewards!

Thursday, August 04, 2016



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The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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