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Gen Z It Girl Juliana Gomez shares how the Samsung Galaxy A Series complements her active lifestyle

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Having a busy lifestyle as an A-list sporty active It girl, Juliana Gomez seeks a phone that not only matches her aesthetic, but also can keep up with her jam-packed schedule and bold living. With its eye-catching design and powerful performance, the Samsung Galaxy A Series delivers all that and more, which is exactly what she was vibing with these phones when she took guests on a tour inside the “Awesome Interactive Zone” during the Awesome Together Launch Party held at Marriott Manila Hotel.

Upon trying the Galaxy A34 5G and A54 5G, Juliana was in awe, checking out the excellent features packed in one smartphone. Here’s why the new Galaxy A series is awesome for Juliana:

Expandable Storage and Exceptional Performance

ICYDK, Juliana Gomez is not just the daughter of actors and politician parents Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez, but she is also a champion of UAAP women’s fencing and an open competition in Thailand. As an athlete, it is imperative for her to keep track of her daily progress by recording her training and performance on her phone. “Thankfully, my Galaxy A34 5G allows up to a terabyte of memory and has great camera quality that allows me to take high-quality footage and zoom in on the smaller details of my game.”, Juliana said.

Besides being an international fencing champion, Juliana also prioritizes her studies as an Iska of UP Diliman. That’s why it’s very important to her to have a device that is fast and is efficient like the Galaxy A series’ phones with its super-fast 5G connectivity and top-of-the-line processors; Mediatek 1080 for the Galaxy A34 5G and Exynos 1380 for the Galaxy A54 5G. She mentioned, “Being a Gen Z consumer, I place high importance on phone performance because I use my phone more than an actual camera to take photos. I work through my phone more than I work using my laptop.”

Excellent Camera Quality and Durability

On her days off, Juliana is also an outgoing person, taking on adventures with her friends and family, either at local beaches or at various destinations around the world. As she had firsthand experience with the A series, she was amazed how the camera quality exceeded her expectations. “The phone’s ability to take bright and stable photos make[s] it the perfect tool to capture awesome memories with my loved ones.” Juliana cited.

For her worry-free adventures, Juliana also considers her phone’s durability. Lucky for her, the Galaxy A series’ IP67 rating makes it not just dust-resistant, but it can also withstand being submerged as deep as one meter of water for about 30 minutes. The Galaxy A series, in her own words, is “the most durable touch screen phone” she’s ever owned.

Trendy Colors and Premium Design

She also loved the fresh colorways that the Galaxy A series gives—Awesome Lime and Awesome Graphite for the Galaxy A54 5G, with Awesome Violet as an online-only offer, while the Galaxy A34 5G comes in Awesome Graphite and Awesome Violet. As per Juliana, they look “so trendy and premium”, with the metallic finish and an elegant glossy back glass panel for the Galaxy A54 5G and a prism patterned back panel for the Galaxy A34 5G.  “I love the way the Galaxy A Series phones look. Against any outfit, my Galaxy A34 5G adds the most pleasant pop of color, as if it were accessorizing my look.”, she said.

According to Juliana, the Galaxy A series is awesome for her because she finally has a phone that checks all the boxes. “It is beautifully designed, has great camera quality and a screen that is perfect for video consumption, the battery lasts long and the phone charges fast.”, she added.

Live an awesome life just like Juliana with your own Galaxy A series phone! The Galaxy A54 5G retails for PHP 26,990 for the 256GB variant and PHP 24,990 for the 128GB variant, while the Galaxy A34 5G retails for PHP 21,990 for the 256GB variant and PHP 19,990 for the 128GB variant.

Both gadgets come with great deals, such as Home Credit's flexible payment options and 0% Credit Card installment plans. If you wish to trade in your old gadget, you can save up to PHP 10,150. Bundle discounts with other Samsung devices are also available: get 50% off the Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Galaxy Buds2, and 30% off the Galaxy Watch5 Series. You will also continue to receive a Free Travel Adapter with their smartphones.

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DC FanDome Reveals Teaser Trailer as Countdown Begins

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Warner Bros. has just revealed the teaser trailer for DC FanDome.  Check it out on Facebook and YouTube.      

The ultimate 24-hour experience for the world’s greatest fans is here.  Mark your calendars for August 22 at

Save the date and prep your cosplay! On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required.

Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future. Accessible for 24 hours at, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.

The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids. With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to have an experience that’s all your own. Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language. No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you.

About DC:

DC is one of the largest publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit and

VIPs Attend "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" Special Advance Screening in Manila

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Nicole Hernandez and Patti Laurel at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" 
Special Advance Screening in Manila 

MANILA, Nov. 02, 2018 -- Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Nicole Hernandez, Patty Laurel-Filart, among other social media personalities, celebrities and members of the press witnessed Disney’s re-imagining of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original timeless classic The Nutcracker and the Mouse King into an epic big-screen adventure, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

Majesty and magic unfolded at the special advance screening of Disney’s new fantasy adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” last October 30 at the Powerplant Mall Cinema.

Check out the glittery events’ red carpet photos below and watch “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #DisneysNutcracker

Andrea del Rosario and daughter at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"
Special Advance Screening in Manila 
Ashley Rivera at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" 
Special Advance Screening in Manila 

Gavin and Kendra Kramer Andrea del Rosario at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" 
Special Advance Screening in Manila 

Nicole Hernandez, Cheska Garcia-Kramer and Vanna Garcia Andrea del Rosario at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" 
Special Advance Screening in Manila 

Nicole Hernandez and Patti Laurel-Filart at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" 
Special Advance Screening in Manila 

GMA Talents at "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" 
Special Advance Screening in Manila 

About “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

AirAsia and World Vision "See the World" Christmas project launch

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World Vision Ambassador Mr. Christian Bautista talks about the World Vision Child Sponsorship Program and the milestone partnership between AirAsia and World Vision through the “See the World” project.

– AirAsia in partnership with World Vision celebrates the season of giving through a joint Christmas initiative called “See the World,” an awareness building and fundraising effort for the benefit of Filipino children.
“See the World” aims to raise at least one million pesos to provide sponsorship program for many children as direct recipients across the country.  For every AirAsia seats booked or sold in the Philippines from 1 to 31 December 2017, five pesos will be automatically donated to World Vision’s child sponsorship program.
AirAsia Regional Chief Operating Officer Pete Chareonwongsak said, “The collaboration between AirAsia and World Vision represents another step forward in our commitment to the philosophy that no corporation can live apart from the community it serves. As a truly Filipino airline, we will always extend a helping hand to the communities we serve.”
“AirAsia as a global brand is honored to partner with an international relief, development and advocacy organization as we both share the same commitment and passion in helping communities especially children see the wonders of the world through sponsorship programs in education.”

World Vision Ambassador Ms. Gelli Victor hosts the “See the World” launch.

World Vision Philippines National Director Rommel Fuerte, meanwhile, said, “As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of World Vision here in the Philippines, we are very thankful to have this milestone partnership with AirAsia Philippines. With this significant initiative, we can ensure that every peso that will be donated to World Vision will help a lot of underprivileged Filipino children attain their dreams.”
“Christmas in the Philippines is very much celebrated and being involved in this exciting project is truly a gift that enables us to reach out and help as many children as we can.”
Aside from fundraising efforts, “See the World” will feature inspiring stories of children from impoverished communities around the country whose lives have changed and caused other children and communities to aspire for better living conditions.
“See the World” was officially launched at Hotel H2O with World Vision Philippines ambassadors led by Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, singer and rapper Quest and radio DJ and host Gelli Victor.
AirAsia Executives hand over an AirAsia model plane as a sign of commitment and partnership with World Vision. (From left: Mr. Pete Chareonwongsak, AirAsia Regional COO, Capt. Darren Adrian Acorda, AirAsia Philippines’ Chief Pilot for Operations, Mr. Rommel Fuerte, World Vision Philippines’ National Director, World Vision Ambassadors Ms. Gelli Victor, Quest and Christian Bautista, World Vision Philippines’ Media and Communications Manager Mr. Gjeff Lamigo)

World Vision ambassador Christian Bautista
said, “Working with World Vision in the Philippines is really a joy for me. Yes, I am able to touch the lives of these children when we reach out to them. But they don’t know how their smiles are able to change me as a person. And with the wonderful ‘See the World’ collaboration of AirAsia and World Vision, each one can have that chance to touch each other's hearts and celebrate Christmas in a different way.”   
For his part, Quest, also an ambassador for World Vision said, “I don’t feel any burden being a child sponsor. In fact, it makes me feel wonderful being able to help. And through this ‘See the World’ campaign of AirAsia and World Vision in the Philippines, it will be easier for anyone to help.”
AirAsia Philippines will run a web series online and available in AirAsiaPhilippines facebook starting November 20.
Keep updated and find out more about “See the World” through #AirAsiaWorldVision and #SeeTheWorld hashtags.
AirAsia Philippines is a member of the AirAsia Group, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years running. AAP operates a fleet of 17 aircraft with domestic and international flights out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Kalibo.  The airline operates several flights to/from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan (Boracay), Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Clark, and Iloilo in the Philippines with international flights to/from Shanghai, Taipei, Incheon (Seoul), Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Singapore.
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World Vision shifts to recovery aid for returning families in Marawi

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World Vision commits to support early recovery efforts for Marawi as thousands of its displaced families start returning to the city.
"We will continue to stand with the people of Marawi, especially with the children who are at the heart of our response," assures Rommel Fuerte, World Vision's National Director in the Philippines.
In coordination with the government, local partners and the conflict-affected communities, World Vision continues its humanitarian efforts to address the evolving needs of the affected people.
"We have started our post conflict assessments in some areas of Marawi. Our next steps will be based on the result of the said activity. We will ensure the participation of the affected population and will continue to engage local partners in the implementation of early recovery interventions," explains Ajab Macapagat, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director. World Vision targets to help at least 1,000 families in the city, focusing on livelihood, psychosocial and education interventions.

Following the Philippine President's declaration of Marawi's liberation from the armed groups which attacked the city last May, the government continues to facilitate the homecoming of families to the cleared barangays or villages.
The 5-month armed conflict has displaced about 400,000 people and affected more than 80,000 school-aged children. It has also disrupted the livelihood of more than 69,000 farmers and around 118,000 workforce.

Macapagat further explains, "The early days of the response focused on home-based IDPs in Iligan City, Balo-i and Munai in Lanao del Norte and Lumbayanague, Marantao and Piagapo in Lanao del Sur. Now that the government has cleared several areas in Marawi, the response will now shift in helping the families as they reintegrate themselves in the city."
39-year old Raisa is one of the many displaced mothers who now face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives from the rubble. She takes care of her three children and is also 5-months pregnant.
"Some people were afraid of us after the Marawi crisis started so more than the relief items, it matters that people come here, talk to us and listen to us," shares Raisa.
She has been attending World Vision's women and young child space (WaYCS) in the outskirts of Piagapo in Lanao del Sur.

"The 10-day WaYCS has also been a good venue for me to mingle with other mothers and get support as I take care of my children, especially the baby inside me," she explains.
Her child Hanzela, also joined the child-friendly space and was given a learner's kit.
To date, the organization, through its local partners Ecoweb, Mindanao Tri-partite Youth Core (MTYC), Rawaten, Lanao Youth Council and Tapukan Farmers' Movement for Progress and Concord, Inc. has reached at least 40,000 people through its multi-sectoral interventions.

About 20,000 children were served through setting up of 14 child-friendly spaces and provision of learner's kits while 4,000 families or approximately 20,000 people were given hygiene kits that included toothbrushes, toothpaste, underwear for both children and adults, sanitary napkin, nail cutter,  malong, bath and laundry soaps and other non-food items like mosquito net, fleece blanket and plastic mat. World Vision, through the departments of education and social welfare, has provided 12 temporary learning spaces and 1,000 5-gallon water.

World Vision aims to sponsor 2,000 children in 1,000 hours

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World Vision Ambassadors Tippy Dos Santos, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Joyce Pring

Quezon City – International humanitarian organization World Vision introduced its new child sponsorship campaign in a press launch last August 22, 2017. Entitled “2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours,” the new campaign stresses the urgency of World Vision’s cause by posing a challenge to everyone who supports child advocacy; that is, to help World Vision secure a better future for 2,000 children within 1,000 hours.

World Vision National Ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith

World Vision currently supports 2,000 unsponsored children who are living in dire situations due to lack of access to clean water, full meals, and education. The new campaign aims to draw support from potential sponsors as soon as possible to help provide basic needs to these children and their families and to bring lasting change to their communities.

World Vision Acquisitions Manager
Cherry Anne Valencia talks about the
2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours campaign

The organization also launched “Sama-Sama,” a music video, to help raise awareness about World Vision and its activities. Among the artists featured in the video are World Vision Ambassadors, Advocates and Sponsors Ogie Alcasid, Tippy Dos Santos, Bianca Umali, Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Sam Concepcion, Richard Supat, Christian Perkins, Jesse Perkins and Gloc-9.
Tippy Dos Santos and fellow World Vision Ambassadors Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Joyce Pring were present during the launch to show their support for the new campaign.

World Vision Ambassadors Tippy Dos Santos, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Joyce Pring
World Vision National Ambassador Tippy Dos Santos has been supporting World Vision projects and doing volunteer work since 2010. “It’s been said time and again that children are our future, and it still rings true. Children can grow up to make a huge difference in the world if they are brought up in ideal circumstances. We encourage everyone to sponsor a child if they can. You can help us bring hope to a child’s future by donating just PHP 25 a day,” said Tippy.
“What World Vision is offering now is the chance to change children’s lives,” shared Joyce Pring. Joyce joined World Vision this year as Ambassador for Child Sponsorship and recently celebrated her birthday with sponsored children from Navotas. “A lot of children feel like education is a luxury they cannot afford. Organizations like World Vision are a symbol of hope to these children because they show that social and economical disadvantages do not define a person. That given access to the right opportunities, they can rise up and help themselves and the communities they are a part of,” said Joyce.

World VIsion National Ambassador Tippy Dos Santos
Jasmine Curtis-Smith has been National Ambassador for the organization since 2013 and is currently sponsoring three children through World Vision. “As a sponsor, I have been receiving emails and progress reports from World Vision about my sponsored kids and their communities. It’s really great to see the changes in these children’s lives and to know the programs they’re engaged in. Through these reports, you get to see how World Vision does not only help these children by providing access to education and basic needs, but also by integrating values formation and community involvement in their activities,” she shared.

World Vision Ambassador for Child Sponsorship Joyce Pring

World Vision National Ambassadors Tippy Dos Santos and Jasmine Curtis Smith, Acquisitions Manager Cherry Anne Valencia, Ambassador for Child Sponsorship Joyce Pring and Resource Development Director Jun Godornes turn the symbolic hourglass to signal the start of 1,000 hours
“We are all truly grateful to everyone who showed their support for this campaign; the musicians and ambassadors who gave their time and talent for the cause, and everyone who attended this launch,” shared World Vision Resource Development Director Jun Godornes. “The most vulnerable communities do not have the luxury of time on their side. Our main goal for 2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours is to equip these communities with the right tools to build a better life for themselves and their children. By signing up to donate PHP 25 a day, you can help us achieve this goal” said Godornes.
To find out more about 2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours, please visit or call the World Vision hotline number at 372-77-77.

It's Christmas at Lancaster!

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When it rains, it pours! Well, that's probably the main theme of our whole trip to Lancaster. But all the hassle that we went through going to Cavite went away when we arrived at the destination.

I was invited and a handful of bloggers to witness a gift giving activity for the kids at Lancaster New City. I believe this was the first time I've ever seen a developer give gifts to the kids of their homeowners - a great tradition that will become memorable to the children when they grow up.

Tagged as "Santa's Little Surprises," Santa's elves are set to give away gifts to celebrate the true essence of Christmas: sharing love, peace and happiness.

After the elves special performance for the crowd. Kids lined up at the arcades to receive gifts. Specially picked treats were given to the children.

Taking the Movie Experience to a Whole New Level at Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas

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Last Thursday, I went to the newest Ayala Malls Cinemas in Solenad at Nuvali to watch Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. 

Present during the opening ceremony was the Ayala Land team led by its executives Ms. Mean Dy - Ayala Land SVP and Head of Strategic Landbank Management, Ms. Myrna C. Fernandez - AVP - Commercial Business Group, and Ms. AC C. Legarda, Senior Division Manager - Commercial Business Group. Congressman Dan Fernandez were also there. 

Here are some sights and smiles during the launch

 I was able to sit on a cozy recliner seat while watching the epic installment of Star Wars Episode VII; The Force Awakens. 

The good thing is that the seats have a usb charging feature, so you can charge your phone while watching a movie. Pretty awesome right?

Located at the 3rd level of the mall's cinema building, it houses four state of the art theatres - bringing to the local community the latest technology - with recliner seats, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby digital theaters.

I wasn't sleeping during the movie, though. :)
Erwin of and Allen of enjoying a cheese flavored popcorn. Sat beside the congressman too! :)

The cinema boasts of the latest in sound technology : Dolby Atmos. It creates powerful audio by introducing two important elements to cinema sound: audio objects and overhead speakers!

As always you can get quick access to movie information, via You can easily view Solenad's movie schedules and soon, reserve and purchase tickets online using any major credit cards or the Ayala Malls Cinemas MPass card. This reloadable prepaid movie card lets you pay for your movie tickets online and over the counter plus lets you enter the theater ahead with just a flash of the card. 

I'm sure that the folks living in Laguna will love this new go to place in Nuvali!

TakBohol Run for a School 2014

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Hundreds of Boholanos will unite for a fun run to support the construction of a school building in the earthquake-hit province of Bohol. On Sunday, July 27, 2014, Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon, Inc., an organization of Boholanos based in Manila, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines will gear up towards the race for a brighter future of the youth of Bohol. The fundraising marathon is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings of the Boholano community in Manila this year.

Habitat is a non- profit organization which envisions a world where everybody has a decent place to live,. Habitat is committed to addressing the housing backlog in the Philippines, where millions remain in substandard housing.

In October last year, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked parts of Bohol and the Central Visayas, destroying infrastructures and leaving hundreds of people dead. Just 3 weeks from the quake, the region was not spared from the path of the super Typhoon Yolanda (international name “Haiyan”) which sent some 40,000 Boholanos homeless. With these figures in mind, the Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon Inc. saw the great need to partner with an organization to help their fellow Boholanos rise from the tragedy.

Today, more than six months after the earthquake, many families in Bohol remain homeless. In response to this need, Habitat targets to rebuild over 8,083 homes in 17 badly affected municipalities across the province providing decent, earthquake-resilient shelters to families still living in tents and make-shift houses.

All funds raised from the fun run will help fund the construction a school building in one of the worst hit barangays in Bohol. Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon, Inc. hopes to help school children still holding their classes in tents and makeshift learning facilities. Registration fee is P300, the run categories are 3k and 4.5k. Participants will run around the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital grounds.

Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon, Inc. was formed to further enhance the camaraderie and leadership of mid-level Boholanos based in Manila and contribute to Bohol’s well-being. Over the years, Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon, Inc., has partnered with various government agencies and private organizations for programs to help support the needs of the Boholanos.

Today, Habitat for Humanity Philippines aims to rebuild the hard-hit areas in the various Visayan islands. It has continued to raise funds and gather volunteers in its goal to build 8,083 homes in 1,059 barangays of the 17 municipalities of Bohol. Habitat continues to seek the support of groups and individuals in building a better future for the Filipinos. To know more about Habitat and its programs, or to volunteer log on to

It’s International Museum Day!

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IMD 2014 Poster

The International Council of Museums-Philippines (ICOM-Philippines) is the National Committee and Secretariat of ICOM in the country, an international organization of museums and museum professionals committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. ICOM has a unique professional network of institutions and museum professionals worldwide collaborating and participating in discussions and reflections concerning museum development.

In line with the ICOM International Museums Day Celebration (IMD), ICOM-PH is pleased to announce its upcoming event entitled “IMD2014 Forum” echoing he ICOM theme, “Museum Collections make Connections” to be held on Friday, the 27th of June 2013 in Manila, Philippines.

In partnership with the De La Salle -College of St. Benilde, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, University of the Philippines – Diliman, International Federation of Social Science Organizations, Philippine Association of Museums Inc, International Movement for Development Managers, Hiniraya Cultural Heritage and Development Foundation, GULF AIR, and other institutional partners, we will – as one team, celebrate the annual International Museum day in June and reflect on the global theme, “Museum Collections Make Connection” as we create the opportunity to introduce and strengthen new and creative collaborations among members, their museums and their partner stakeholders.

The objective for International Museum Day (IMD2014) is to continuously raise public awareness worldwide on the role museums play in the development of society. The global standard theme of IMD2014 is “Museum Collections Make Connections.” As the world moves away from traditional methods of engagement, museums musty find new ways to engage with their communities by making their collections more accessible and relevant to their stakeholders. It also encourages public awareness of the role of the museums in the development of society and promotes the connection that exists between different types of collection and their audiences.

ICOM – Philippines will be inviting representatives from its counterparts in Asia and Europe to share their won insights and best practices in making and keeping collections to the Filipinos. Speakers from province of Bohol will also be invited to share the current status of their lost treasures. Their presence will also solicit the help and support needed from the museum community in restoring and taking care of the collections affected by the recent natural disasters. Representatives of Indigenous People will also talk about their own collections that tell their stories. Congressman Teddy Baguilat of the lone district of Ifugao will share the collection, culture, heritage, and the current activities of the group of Indigenous People he belongs to. The Ifugaos are considered as the pride of the Philippine history and culture.

ICOM – Philippines is looking forward to see in museum professionals, advocate of museums, culture and the arts of everyone else who would like to learn more about the best practices on taking care of one’s collections using standards of museums’ code of ethics. ICOM – Philippines is inviting the public to join us as we celebrate the achievements of ICOM, share experiences as museum professionals and take ourselves to the next level of synergy.

If you would like to know more about ICOM Global, please visit or you may call ICOM-IMD Secretariat office at (632)550-2218. Please look for Ms. Mischelle Rico or Mia V. Morales.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on June 27 for International Museums Day 2014!


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