Friday, February 23, 2018

SBMA, Thai firm OK feasibility study of major infra projects


SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Bangkok-based Mahanakorn Partners Group Co., Ltd. (MPG) for the conduct of studies on the viability of various infrastructure projects proposed for construction inside this premier Freeport.

SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma and MPG managing partner Luca Bernardinetti on Tuesday signed the agreement here that would allow MPG to conduct studies free of charge on infrastructure undertakings under the proposed “Greater Subic Bay Freeport Multimodal Transport and Access and Logistics Support Projects.”

According to Eisma, the proposed projects are in support of President Duterte’s “Ten Point Agenda” to accelerate infrastructure spending and pump-prime economic development through productivity, trade, and investment.

“The projects focus on the different infrastructure developments to be established in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone to catalyze its upgrading towards being a premier free port zone in Asia and the Pacific,” Eisma said.

“We want to help resolve congestion at the Port of Manila and ease traffic gridlock in the metropolis while shifting the momentum of development north toward the corridor of new wealth in Subic and Clark,” she added.

Eisma said that Subic and Clark are now at the epicenter of development as drivers of economic growth in the country.

Part of the study to be conducted will focus on the proposed construction of a 17.273-kilometer bypass road connecting the Subic seaport terminals directly to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) to provide exclusive routes for cargoes brought in and out of Subic Freeport.

Another project for study is the proposal to build a 17-kilometer bypass road Subic seaport to Segment 7 of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), a two-lane cargo trucks expressway and railway system, and a 25-kilometer bypass road from Tipo Road in Bataan to Castillejos, Zambales en route to the Redondo Peninsula to open up a 3,000-hectare new industrial site.

The MOU also covers the proposed upgrading of the existing Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA) to world-class status, making it a viable alternative to the heavily congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), as well as a strategic transshipment and logistics hub in the Asian region.

Eisma said that under the agreement, the feasibility studies to be conducted by MPG on the proposed projects is free-of-charge and has no future legal or financial commitment from the SBMA.

The agreement between the two parties will remain in force for one year but may be extended upon mutual consent.

The Mahanakorn Partners Group is a holding company based in Bangkok, Thailand. It is comprised of several firms providing services on business consulting, legal and trade finance, as well as property management and development, among others.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pura Spring Stainless Drinking Bottle Giveaway!

Welcome to the Pura Spring Stainless Drinking Bottle Giveaway!

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One of the things I like to have and collect are water bottles, nowadays you need to have a safe drinking water and a container you go bring along anywhere you go. It is essential to have a bottle with you especially in the coming season. My kids always bring their water bottle with them, it is a way for me to feel safe about them having clean water whenever they are out of the house. Read more below to get a chance to own one of this Pura Spring stainless drinking bottle as a giveaway. Goodluck! 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to Prevent Ant Infestation in Potted Plants?


This is one of my frustrations in life...to grow plants. If given a chance to wish for some things I wanted to have, is for me to have that "green thumb". I have been wanting to grow plants ever since but plants keep on dying on me. I have tried several kinds of easy to manage plants, but still no luck! 

It's either it will dry up easily even I invest the time of watering it and putting it outside to air and absorb sun that it needed. Most of the plants I have tried are indoor plants, for the reason of space allocation and time since most of the time we are not at home. But, still, it frustrates me that I cannot grow a single plant! 

About a month ago, when we went to the public market, we saw some potted plants, different types, and colors of succulent, with my eagerness and trying my luck spirit I bought one. It is not that special looking succulent plant but I convinced myself to give it a try.

For Php60 including the plastic pot, we brought home this succulent. The placed it outside on the second day until today and watering it twice a week. I think it is surviving in my care...I felt relieved and happy inside because I am noticing that the height is increasing with the leaves at the bottom layer is drying and falling out every time I checked it. 

Until yesterday I noticed the there's a trail of red ants crawling at the base of the pot when I shook the pot ginormous amount of red ants fell from the pot including some soil...I felt sad. I am looking at this pot to die in the near future because of this infestation. 

Now I am on the hunt for ways to prevent this, I will be looking at some articles for tips that I can use. I hope I am not too late to do this, if not this will break my heart, for a plant to die again because of ants! 

I will update this blog post in the coming days of whatever remedy I can find online. 


Thanks for reading. xoxo

Lucio Tan eyes PAL flying school in Subic Freeport


SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Dr. Lucio Tan, chairman and chief executive officer of Philippine Airlines (PAL), is looking into the establishment here of a flying school under his flagship airlines brand.


The business tycoon flew into the Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA) here last Sunday for an ocular inspection of airport facilities, and was welcomed by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma.

During the visit, Tan inquired about the state of facilities at the airport terminal, as well as other business potentials and tourism facilities that would complement an aviation-related trade.

“He was all smiles since the moment he landed at the SBIA on board his helicopter,” Eisma said. “The SBMA technical working group made a presentation showing the full potential of the Subic airport and I believe he was very much impressed.”


The PAL chairman, along with his entourage, closely inspected the Subic airport terminal, and asked for areas that could possibly be used for restaurants or passenger lounges.

Eisma, meanwhile, briefed him on the design and purpose of the terminal and pointed out that it used to accommodate local and international flights.

“Despite not being fully utilized, the SBIA equipment all work properly. We have kept them in tip-top shape,” Eisma pointed out.

The SBIA, which was completed in 1996 in time for Subic’s hosting of the APEC summit, boasts of a 10,000-square meter passenger terminal that has two gates, two jetways, a closed-circuit television system, and a 9,000-foot runway.

It also has a military ramp in the southwest area, which is used by US Air Force planes under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States. Meanwhile, its midway ramp is being utilized by a flight school here for aircraft parking.

Tan and his group also went on a rolling tour of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and looked into areas such as the Alava Wharf and the Cubi residential area.

The businessman, who asked if there were enough hotels that could accommodate the possible influx of airline passengers in Subic, was reportedly thrilled over the tourism sites that abound in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Early this month, leaders of the Hong Kong-based Asian Business Aviation Association said in a forum here that the SBIA could be developed as a business and general aviation (BA/GA) airport to help increase people mobility, as well as boost business operations in the region.

Eisma said the agency is now aggressively promoting Subic as an aviation hub and is entertaining all possible options to maximize the use of its airport facilities.

“It is a challenge to us to get SBIA running. We’re all for these suggestions to turn Subic into an aviation hub that would cater to tourists, as well as traders because that would mean more business for the Freeport,” she added. 

Life After Football


It’s easily forgotten within today’s professional era, but merely a decade or two ago the life of a retired footballer was drastically different to the comfortable early retirements and media appearances that we see today. In the professional era players, salaries allow them to live comfortably upon retirement, providing they have invested their earnings wisely during their playing days, something that NVA Entertainment’s Chris Nathaniel has stressed is vital for players in the modern game. As Nathaniel has said, “We look for clubs for players and take them through entrepreneurial lessons to live a worthy life after football.” Management like this wasn’t available just a couple of decades ago and upon retirement, many former players were faced with the prospect of having to get ‘proper jobs’, the majority having left education as young teenagers with little experience or skills.

David Hillier won just about every domestic and European trophy on offer whilst playing for Arsenal throughout the early ‘90s. However, following his retirement at 33, Hillier knew he needed to get a job to supplement his career earnings and so he applied to be a fireman in his hometown of Bristol. Given that Hillier had known nothing else but football since age 11, it’s not surprising it took him four interviews to get the job! He enjoys the familiar team environment and adrenaline rush of firefighting but as he himself has said, “I am – and always will be – a footballer.”

For former Blackburn Rovers and England winger Stuart Ripley, football got in the way of his plans to go to University and get an education. After gaining nine O-Levels, Ripley’s academic pursuits were put on hold when he joined Middlesbrough at the age of 16, and it wasn’t until his retirement at 34, following a stellar career, that he could pick up where he left off. Ripley quickly enrolled at the University of Lancashire where he would study law, later qualifying to become a solicitor. Stuart is now an aspiring law lecturer and wishes to provide legal and experiential advice to young players.

Former Wigan captain Arjan De Zeeuw can claim to have had the most interesting of post-football career changes. De Zeeuw put his medical career on hold to be a footballer, but upon returning to the Netherlands decided that a fast-track police detective programme was a better fit! ‘The Peacemaker’ certainly has the temperament for the job.


Monday, February 19, 2018

A Relaxing Prize Up for Grabs, Humidifier & Aromatherapy Diffuser Giveaway!

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One of the things I look forward to weekends are the hours for me to relax, lounge on a chair or even lay my back on the bed, with my scented diffuser on! Last year I was able to acquire an aromatizer diffuser as a prize from a contest and it has been my zen thing...literally speaking. I am using a bamboo scent oil which has a calming effect and the scent is divine. Diffuser and humidifier can be a great help in promoting healthy air throughout the rooms of the house. And, what a way to own one with no cost? Join this giveaway and get a shot of winning this humidifier and diffuser giveaway. Read more below: 

Many families with babies and young children will be wanting to ensure they have the best possible home environment for health and happiness. Humidifiers are one of the items that can really help to make sure that the cold, dry air of the winter months doesn't irritate little noses or sensitive skin. Whether you just need a small humidifier for that inevitable cold or a more advanced device for winter-long running, you'll find it here. With this in mind, TopTenUSA has picked the best humidifier for baby bundles that you can buy right now, carefully selecting them for functionality, quality, design, and in the interests of saving energy. We've also made sure that every one of the products we've chosen has been rated by the Energy Star program.

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Cannabliss Spring Organic Skincare "Pamper Yourself" Giveaway

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I just came from a long weekend and I made sure that yesterday was my #diy pampering at home. I applied a face mask and did my nails. It's a way to recharge my body and well-being to face another week ahead. This post can indulge you in another line of organic skincare brand, Cannabliss Spring Organic! Check down below for full details. 

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Subic Freeport to host Ad Summit 2018 #DIYyourROI #AdSummitPH2018


Another exciting event that will be happening this March 07-10, 2018 is the Ad Summit Pilipinas! This event will be happening in the heart of Subic Bay, with the theme DIY your ROI. I attended the Ad summit 2018 contract signing that was held last February 13, 2018, at the Mansion Garden, SBFZ. Read more below...

 


SBMA Chairman Wilma T. Eisma (second from right) signs an agreement for the staging of the 2018 Ad Summit Pilipinas in the Subic Bay Freeport with (from left): 4As President Sue Ann Nolido, Ad Summit 2018 Chairman Norman Agatep, and 4As Philippines Chairman Bong Pacia.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The country’s biggest annual advertising convention will return here next month with the staging of the 2018 Ad Summit Pilipinas on March 7 to 10 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC).

Atty. Wilma T. Eisma, chairman, and administrator of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Tuesday with officials of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies (4As) for the holding of the said event here for the third time.

Eisma said the return of Ad Summit Pilipinas to this premier free port “again shows just how much the Subic Bay Freeport has become the top-of-mind location for the biggest event in the local advertising industry.”

She noted that the 4As convention had historically brought a record number of visitors to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Under the signed MOA, SBMA will provide the venue and manpower needed in staging Ad Summit Pilipinas, with the agency’s Tourism, Media Production, and Law Enforcement departments providing key support to the organizers.

Eisma said that with an expected 5,000 delegates coming from various sectors, the Ad Summit “is set to further push tourism figures in Subic this summer.”

“And we will be ready for this,” she added, pointing out that Freeport establishments could accommodate the expected number of delegates, as well as their families who might want to tour the Subic Bay Freeport Zone at the same time.

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2018 overall chair Norman Agatep said this year’s event will be themed “DIY Your ROI,” with the original meaning of Return of Investment creatively repurposed into topics like “Return on Ideas”, “Return on Innovation” and “Return on Impact.”

He added that organizers already have a full line-up of speakers for the four-day event, who is expected to wow the crowd with lectures on new paradigms and innovative creative solutions.

“We are gathering some of the most brilliant minds in the world to enlighten attendees on how best to measure brand success in the fast-evolving marketing communication industry,” Agatep said.

“Monetary profit is no longer the only relevant metric today,” he added. “It’s time to DIY your ROI.”

Ad Summit participants are also expected to watch for the Kidlat Awards, which are given out by the Creative Guild of the Philippines.

Fast on its way to becoming the most prestigious creative advertising competition in the country, Kidlat recognizes campaigns and efforts that perfectly bring themes such as “DIY Your ROI” into reality.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dani Harmer to star in Twelfth Night





Some actors just can’t shake off that one role that’s defined them. For many of the actors who have played James Bond, it’s been the role of 007; the cast of Harry Potter too are inextricably linked to their early roles. For Dani Harmer, that role has been Tracy Beaker, one which she has played on and off since her early teens.

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She first started playing the role of Tracy Beaker - one based on a character from Jacqueline Wilson’s book The Story of Tracy Beaker - when she was just thirteen. She reprised the role several times in Tracy Beaker Returns and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files, as well as appearing in a children’s sitcom called Dani’s House.

Since then she’s taken a break from regular acting, giving birth to her first daughter and returning to the stage in pantomime roles occasionally. She appeared on the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, on which she reached the grand final with partner Vincent Simone, before achieving fourth place overall.

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Her career has, though, been defined by her CBBC roles - until now, that is. The actress recently revealed that she would be appearing in a new production of Twelfth Night at the Barnfield Theatre in Exeter. She’s keen to bring the joy of Shakespeare to a new generation.

She said: “We really want to make people fall in love with the play. It’s all about love and second chances, although it’s hundreds of years old, it feels like a totally modern story.”

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Dani will be joined on stage by Graham Seed - known to many as Nigel, from Radio 4 drama serial The Archers. He’s no stranger to Shakespeare but is excited to take on the role of Orsino: “Although people may be familiar with my voice, this is a great opportunity to present more physical comedy as Shakespeare's notoriously vain buffoon,” he said. “There will even be some slapstick- but I don't have to fall off a roof in this show."

The play is directed by Ian Berry, who says: “Sometimes people are worried they won’t understand Shakespeare and that it’s all too deep, but our principle aim is to show what an amazing experience live theatre can be- after all that’s why everyone in the cast fell in love with it.”

It’s certainly a departure from the roles that Dani has played in the past, but we’re confident this new chapter in her acting career is just the beginning. Who knows where we’ll see her next? You can find tickets for the production here.

If you’re interested in hiring Dani Harmer, you’re in the right place - she’s represented by top celebrity agents at MN2S. As comfortable in commercials as she is on stage and screen, she’d make a great brand ambassador for all sorts of products and services. Find out more about when Dani is available by contacting our agents today.

If you’d like to hire a celebrity but you’re not sure Dani is the right person for the job, get in touch - we have hundreds of talented celebrities on the books and there’s sure to be someone who fits the bill.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

4 Reasons To Use a Front End Mask





When looking at a front mask for car protection, you want to make sure you get a custom fit. A loose, baggy mask will not help in the slightest at preventing contact with dust, moisture and debris. While car covers are great for parked vehicles, you should still consider an auto bra for when you want to be safe while on the road.

1. Protects Against Scratches

The front of a car is most exposed to exploding bugs and tire-tossed rocks. Chipped paint and a dinged grille can cost a lot to repair, so it is best to simply buy a front mask rather than deal with costly repairs. Car bras are often made out of resilient vinyl that is perfectly capable of deflecting small objects and preventing small dings.

2. Saves You Money

Protecting against minor damage saves you more than just hassle. It also saves you money in the long run. Constantly needing to re-paint and buff out dings can add up over the years. With a front mask, you pay once for the product and do not have to worry about scratches as often.

3. Preserves Resale Value

Even if you repair scratches and dings, that kind of damage can still show up on a report when you go to sell your car. You want to get the most out of your investment, so preventing damage will often allow you to ask for more money during the sales process.

4. Provides Stylish Aesthetic

A customized mask will complement the car’s lines beautifully and give it a sportier look. You will certainly catch the attention of passersby. The best part is that it will not hamper the functionality of your front lights.


The professionals at California Car Cover can make custom covers for any application. The company has a guarantee that these covers will never result in scratching, so call 1-800-423-5525 to learn more.