Blockchain Innovation Tour by Block Asia and transitioned to Asia Token Fund

Blockchain Innovation Tour by Block Asia and transitioned to Asia Token Fund, connecting you to Southeast Asian leading local investors, media and Blockchain community. 25 April 2019 – 05 May 2019 (Blockchain Summit Series 2)

The Blockchain Innovation Tour (BIT)roadshow aims to connect projects to local blockchain communities in South East Asia. Our BIT Tour last November 2018 was successful that was held at Okada, Manila wherein all local and international investors, enthusiasts, projects, blockchain community, media, exchanges and great speakers was united in a remarkable event in 5 countries Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia & Vietnam.

We are happy to invite you on our 2nd Series, Blockchain Innovation Tour (BIT) 2019 this April. The tour is a first of its kind world tour where we bridge local asian communities, investors, exchanges and media together. LEARNING JOURNEY, you will hear from local blockchain community and experts on the local landscape Get connected with over 1,000 attendees from:

LOCAL CRYPTO EXCHANGES

LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN INVESTORS & VCs

LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS

LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN & MAINSTREAM MEDIA

LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNITY, ENTHUSIAST AND INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS

Dates of the tour:

BIT Thailand – April 25, 2019 @ ThaiCC, Tower,

BKK BIT Philippines – April 28, 2019 @ Okada, Manila, Pasay City

BIT Vietnam – May 5, 2019 @ Asiana Plaza, Ho Chi Minh

The BIT roadshow aims to connect projects to local blockchain communities in South East Asia. With the current bear market condition, it is very important for project to connect directly to the ground and be face-to-face with the local audience.

For the same price of one typical conference where the audience are mostly general public, with BIT, projects and participants will get 5 countries to exhibit with a targeted high quality audience.

Media Contacts:

Myrtle Anne Ramos Country Business Director for Philippines myrtle@asiatokenfund.com /+639987906740

Shanya Visessiri Country Business Director for Thailand linn@asiatokenfund.com /+66967280966

Anh Le Chief Business Officer anh@asiatokenfund.com

Investor Contact: Ken N CEO & Founder ken@asiatokenfund.com +6594597504

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All the major cars launched during MIAS 2019

Chevrolet Trailblazer Phoenix

PHOTO BY JASON TULIO

“The cost of the look: P1,780,888. In terms of pricing, this puts the Phoenix just above the Trailblazer’s LT automatic variant, which goes for P1,708,888.

“Powering the Trailblazer Phoenix is the standard 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel with 200hp and 500Nm on tap, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. Additional features include a seven-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto.”

Chevrolet Camaro

PHOTO BY JASON TULIO

“The good news is that it’s going to be cheaper than the top V8 variants of its main rival, the Ford Mustang. The Camaro will be sold in the Philippines for P3,298,888. This makes it around P200,000 cheaper than the 5.0 GT Fastback.

“The catch? Well, the new PH-spec Camaro Turbo 3LT RS won’t come with a big-displacement V-type engine. Instead, it gets a 2.0-liter turbo with 275hp and 398Nm, mated to an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic.”

Subaru XV GT

PHOTO BY SHARLEEN BANZON

“The GT edition was designed exclusively for the Asian market. It was done in collaboration with engineering company Giken and Masahiko ‘Jack’ Kobayashi, Subaru’s former chief designer whose resume includes the WRX STI.

“The exterior add-ons include a new front bumper lip extension with integrated canards, new sides skirts, a longer roof spoiler, an extension on the rear bumper, and bespoke 18-inch wheels. Inside, the cabin gets leather seats akin to those found in European grand tourers. The GT also boasts a dual sideview monitor system for easier parking.  Under the hood, the 2.0-liter boxer engine with 154hp and 196Nm remains.”

Hyundai Kona electric

PHOTO BY SHARLEEN BANZON

“The Kona, as you might know, is already being sold here as a regular gasoline-powered crossover. In EV form, the crossover looks a lot more futuristic. The grille is almost nonexistent, blending into the rest of the front fascia. On top is a slim chrome strip with complementing thin LED lights. The roof and the pillars are rounder compared with those on the gasoline version, with deeply etched character lines to finish off the look.

“The electric Kona runs on a permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces 201hp and 395Nm. It will retail in our market for P2,388,000.”

Hyundai Palisade

PHOTO BY SHARLEEN BANZON

“Given its price of P3,240,000, the seven-seater SUV will cater to the premium market. Up front, it has an imposing hexagonal chrome grille flanked by thin LED headlamps and beefy rectangular foglights. The sides feature more chrome, and underneath are 20-inch alloy wheels.

“The PH-spec Palisade is powered by a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine with 197hp and 441Nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It runs on all-wheel-drive, and comes with Multi-Terrain Control, which is adjustable via a dial. Available driving modes are Eco, Smart, Sport, and Comfort.”

Kia Stinger

PHOTO BY JASON TULIO

“Engine options for the Stinger in the US include a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365hp, and a 2.0-liter turbo with 255hp. All-wheeldrive is an option in that market. Kia hasn’t revealed a local price for the Stinger yet, but according to a salesperson on the show floor, it’s expected to retail at P3,235,000.”

Kia Forte

PHOTO BY ELAINE LARA

“Yes, the Forte is back. It was launched alongside the Stinger at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show earlier today. The unit displayed at MIAS, a white GT variant, flaunts sportier looks and a much more muscular stance compared to the generation we last had available in the Philippines.”

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

PHOTO BY DINZO TABAMO

“Potential buyers have two engines to choose from: a 2.0-liter in-line turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine (268hp400Nm), and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline (286hp353Nm). Both powerpants get an eight-speed automatic transmission. Based on those specs alone, it’s clear that turbocharging is indeed the future. We’d gladly sacrifice (well, not gladly) 20hp in exchange for 47Nm of torque.”

Jeep Compass

PHOTO BY SHARLEEN BANZON

“The SUV’s interior is dark and utilitarian, and components like the instrument cluster, shift knob and door panels feature red stitching and accents to match the car’s exterior. Overall, it has a spartan vibe that complements the brand’s go-anywhere foundations.

“Again, no official specs. But the display unit packs a 2.4-liter MultiAir engine with an output of 180hp at 6,400rpm and 237Nmof torque at 3,900rpm. It also comes with an off-road suspension, as well as a ton of advanced safety features like brake assist, adaptive cruise control, and rear park assist.”

MG 6

PHOTO BY MG PHILIPPINES

“The MG 6 flaunts a presence that’s a mix of both professional and sporty. Up front, you have a large, intricate grille design capping off a long hood, flanked by a pair of large angry headlights. The fastback silhouette jives particularly well with a red paint finish, and lends the vehicle an energetic demeanor, we think.

“Meanwhile, the interior’s a little busier and more playful than the outside of the car suggests. There’s nice leather covering the dashboard, plus aluminum pedals, carbon-fiber bits, and even a sunroof. Also worth noting is the eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

“Underneath the hood of the MG 6 is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine capable of 164hp and a juicy 250Nm of torque. This will come mated only to a seven-speed automatic transmission.”

( Photos & Text by TopGear.com.ph )

PREMIERE NIGHT OF LOVE LIFE- THE MOVIE

#LoveLife

April 7,2019 ( Sunday ) @SmMegamall @Cinema2 the Red Carpet for the premiere night screening of LOVE;LIFE.

#DinoImperial played the role of ELVIS comfronted by the emotional turmoil being experienced by her teenage daughter, recalled and unfolded his younger years to his daughter over his laptop.

He shares to his daughter that in our journey in life there comes a time that we feel that we are unloved and one thinks that life is no longer worth living for. ELVIS in the movie met MADONNA a character portrayed by #SachznaLaparan who teaches that Life is tantamount to a road trip whereby in our route, the passenger encounters uneven road or other unpleasant circumstances along the way, but in the end we still reached our destination.

#DinoImperial accepted the role cause it’s very timely and the movie is way imparting how to handle #LOVELife #IbiginAngBuhay.

A Film by #NikkoAndrewArcega
#BlueRockEntertainmentProduction

Showing in Cinemas Nationwide starting on April 10,2019. Guys please do watch this movie it’s really awesome and very timely. This is a love story of the millennials. We have a saying that ” Sa pagkahaba- haba ng procession sa simbahan din ang tuloy or Kung hinde ukol, Hinde bubukol.”… 🙂


GO NEGOSYO CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MENTORSHIP GOES TO SM MEGAMALL!

Turning passion to successful enterprise!

The 16th rollout of Go Negosyo’s Mentor ME On Wheels was one for the books as it showcased Filipino creativity and innovativeness during its special installment that happened on April 8, 2019, at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall.

With the right mindset and level of creativity and innovation, most of you will shine and persevere in the business community. With Go Negosyo and DTI working together, and also with the help of the private sector, we will be here to mentor you especially in areas on how to use and source money to grow your business and on how to reach more markets for your products and services.” Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion said.

He also added, “We will do our best to coach and teach you. Hopefully, you have the skill, now you have to find the market. And these mentors are here to improve your skill and help guide you as to how you market that skill.”

Creativity and innovation are considered as great attributes to a successful business model. With these two, artists who are part of the different arts industries such as performing arts, visual arts, fashion and lifestyle, events, crafts, culinary arts, digital arts, and advertising and publishing can turn their passion and creativity into successful enterprises.

Go Negosyo, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, conducted a special installment of Mentor ME On Wheels which focused on Filipino creativity and innovation. The program has traveled long from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and eyes to reach a total of 30 cities across the Philippines also with the goal to bring free mentorship closer to every Filipino. The leg was attended by more than 500 mentees and 100 mentors from the creative and non-creative industry.

The event was also graced by DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez and Former Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino.

Ang maganda kasi sa creativity and innovation yun bang it separates great companies to good companies. What keeps a company going is really creativity and innovation. Continuous innovation is the key… Big companies would even need innovation for their business model to continue and even their business models would have to be innovative otherwise maiiwan po at matatabunan ng ibang up and coming entrepreneurs. The other good thing about instilling creativity and innovation in your business model is it really elevates your business model, value adding,” Sec. Lopez highlighted.

MMOW Creativity and Innovation presented mentors from the creative industry who imparted their know-how and technical skills to the participants. Mentors from the creative industry were Bernie Liu, CEO & President of Golden ABC Inc.; Rajo Laurel, Fashion Designer and Founder of House of Laurel; Jay Aldeguer, President of Island Souvenirs Group; Zarah Juan, Founder of Zarah Juan; and 100 more mentors! Moreover, Go Negosyo mentors from the non-creative industry also shared their expertise during the event. In the list were Rikki Dee, CEO Foodlink Group and Joel Santos, Managing Director and President THAMES International – Entrepreneurs School of Asia among others.

There is so much creativity in Filipinos. Hindi tayo mauubusan ng creativity, you know why? Because we’re fun people, we love to enjoy life as it should be enjoyed. Because of that, we have a very good foundation for creativity… This theme of creativity and innovation is very timely because to magnify the creativity of Filipinos we need innovation. Creativity alone will not bring us to a global platform. It is a good foundation but we need innovation,” said Golden ABC’s Bernie Liu.

SM Supermalls is the official venue partner of Mentor Me on Wheels Creativity & Innovation. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW in your local malls!

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PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION NO. : 1

Date/Time   :22 Apr 2019 – 05:11:08 PM
Location     :    14.95°N, 120.21°E – 002 km N 28° E of Castillejos (Zambales)
Depth of Focus (Km):021
Origin :TECTONIC
Magnitude  :Mlv 5.7
Description: EPICENTRAL MAP

DOST PROMOTES LOCALLY-PRODUCED TECHNOLOGIES READY FOR COMMERCIALIZATION

DOST-Philippines Secretary Fortunato de la Peña emphasized the profit-generating potentials of the DOST-funded technologies through partnerships with investors during his keynote speech today at the National Technology Transfer Day at the Philippine International Convention Center.

“The clear partnership and linkage between and among research institutes, private sector, and academe in the whole technology transfer process promote a dynamic pathway between technology generation and technology utilization,” said Sec. de la Peña.

The event, spearheaded by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), aims to highlight and market the techologies and promote their readiness for commercialization.

Sec. de la Peña, who has served the DOST for more than 30 years, was the TAPI’s first director in 1989. He is also considered as the father of the Technology Transfer Act for his crucial role on the law’s creation.

#dostPH
#DOSTSTII
#ScienceForThePeople

NATIONAL RESEARCH @ DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2019

RESEARCH and development (R&D) took center stage last Wednesday, April 3, at the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) 4th National Research and Development (NRDC) Conference 2019. The event revolved around the theme “Harmonized R&D towards Accelerated Growth and Prosperity.”

DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la ​Peña said the event highlighted the “R&D initiatives of  some of the key players of society — the government, academe, private institutions and civil society.”

Their R&D efforts concerned health, agriculture, industry, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation as well Filipino engineers’ and scientists basic research.

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DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la ​Peña reports on some of the R&D initiatives of the public and private sector agencies and organizations at the 4th NRDC.

De la Peña recalled that in last year’s edition the 3rd NRDC presented the various programs and accomplishments of the DOST.

He added that for the 4th NRDC, “we are very pleased that in addition to sharing what we at the DOST have been doing, we are also going to hear and see the significant contributions of our colleagues” from the Departments of Agriculture (DA), Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Energy (DOE), Health (DOH), Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

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Dr. Robert MacLean of the International Development Research Center (IDRC)) based in the United Kingdom. He presented a report on how IDRC does research, how research is measured, and what metrics are being used.

The NRDC, said the DOST boss man, is also an opportunity for building consensus and strengthening linkages involving the various sectors towards “the convergence and integration of our R&D efforts.”

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DOST Undersecretaries for R&D Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara (left) and for Regional Operations Carol Yorobe (second, right). They are two of the driving strength of the DOST showing women power in science.

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Dr. Jaime Montoya, executive director of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), the go-to-guy for health-related funding for research projects.

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At the center is Director Richard P. Burgoz, who pilots the S&T Information Institute (DOST-STII). He helps determine the direction of the DOST’s direction, particularly in relation with and how to leverage various media platforms to reach out to Filipinos across the nation.

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Part of the more than 1,000 attendees of the NRDC.

The NRDC brought to the public consciousness the products or results of R&D projects funded by government agencies.

( Photos and text are courtesy of ( SDN ) – Science And Digital News )