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February 28, 2009

Mobile 2.0 War: Sandbox vs. Pixlink

It is exciting to be in Manila. We are now in the center of the next generation of Mobile 2.0 services from the biggest telcos. This week, Smart launches Sandbox, while Globe launches Pixlink. It is interesting to see the difference in mobile strategies in the attempt to elevate the user mobile experience from SMS-Centric to Social Multimedia-Centric. We will have to wait and see who will win the Mobile 2.0 Wars. :)

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February 27, 2009

Jeepney Sunset Tours

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The best time to watch the Manila Bay sunset is usually during the first week of March. In this period, the cool winds bid farewell to Manila as we welcome the start of summer. As the sun sets in Manila Bay, you'll notice that the sun is fully round and, often, it paints the sky with a reddish or orange hue.

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February 25, 2009

Pamana, Tagaytay - a Family Legacy of Filipino Cuisine

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Pamana is the latest Filipino restaurant in Tagaytay. It offers Filipino cuisine based on secret family recipes handed down to Happy Ongpauco, a third generation member of the Barrio Fiesta Restaurant Clan. The concept is similar to Tootsie's but better executed. Plus, it has a great view of Taal Lake.

(Note on the photo above: This is one of those rare moments I was able to ask my sons to sit down and smile at the same time.)

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"You cannot be a Filipino unless you become Pampanga first."

Ultimate Pampanga Christmas Tour-17

Congratulations to Augusto Elefanio, Claude Tayag, Ivan Man Dy and Market Manila for showcasing the Filipino cuisine to the World in No Reservations Philippines. Anthony Bourdain credited the slow-roasted lechon in Cebu as "The Best Pig Ever" (kudos to MarketManila!). This puts the Philippines' pork dish in the #1 slot in Bourdain's Hierarchy of Pork

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February 17, 2009

AIM Internet Marketing Course

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The AIM Internet Marketing Course for Business Executives is now OPEN.
I'm excited to be part of it and I'll be teaching specific topics on:

- Generating Traffic: Internet Advertising & Search Engine Marketing
- Creating the Mindset: Manage Your Company's Brand and Reputation Online
- Blogging & Blog Marketing: Conversations that can lead to Conversions

You can get the full description of the course in AIM's official website: www.MasterInternetMarketing.net