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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Alcatel Flash 2 Exclusive only at Lazada Ph

Manila, Philippines - Announced by Alcatel last September, their latest prime model, the Alcatel Flash 2, has an even stronger focus on mobile photography than ever before. Fresh with their new brand color “Flash Green” signifying innovation, youth and energy, the Alcatel Flash 2 builds upon Alcatel Flash’s commitment in providing mobile users a unique mobile photography experience – mobigraphy.

“Mobigraphy is not just an action, but is now a lifestyle. We understand this from the very beginning when we created the Flash series,” Albert Wong, General Manager, Alcatel Flash. “What we have done for Alcatel Flash 2 is to continue to improve on what we already have and make it better yet at the same time continue to provide accessibility and convenience to the users to shoot their best moments.”

Available on October 29 at Lazada Ph CLICK HERE to purchase
The Alcatel Flash 2 is available through the effortless and enjoyable online shopping experience at Lazada Philippines.

Here are the just a few of the highlights of the Alcatel Flash 2

Improved Camera Technologies

The gSight. 13 Megapixels ƒ/2.0 rear camera provides sharper and clearer pictures. The accompanying RealTone Dual Flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.
For the Profie Cam front camera, Alcatel Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies.

Design To Fit Perfectly In Your Hand

The Alcatel Flash 2 is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in any hand. The non-slip and mark-free curved back keeps the device spotless and dirt-free at all times. Meanwhile, the balanced body gives easy access to all the functions by using just one hand.

Sweet Intuitive Android L UI Experience

Simple yet elegantly stunning. The authentic Android L UI that comes with the Alcatel Flash 2 is all about simple yet easy-to-use designs that understands the human behavior. The results is an overall user-friendly navigation and experience.

Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor

Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit 8 core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Alcatel Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the Alcatel Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.

Pricing & Availability

The Suggested Retail Price is at Php 6,190.00.Alcatel Flash 2 is sold exclusively in Lazada via http://ho.lazada.com.ph/SHE1Wb

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NcDEcoBlog: Pasacao Coastal Clean Up

Pasacao, Camarines Sur - The Summer Capital Town of CamSur is every Camarinesense's childhood summer destination. I miss the grandeur of this beach every time summer approaches back in the days. I remember picking up a perfect heart shaped stone and kept it during my elementary days. This vivid picture of how clean and clear the shoreline still lingers in my memory.

We all contributed to the current situation of the Summer Capital Town of CamSur. It might be the same old Pasacao beach to many but you know what I mean. I believe, the same people can change it back for the better. What we're seeing today in Pasacao is never really the same as compared from two decades ago or more. The bulk of people visiting a place for recreation poses high risk of getting it polluted.

Last September 25, I joined a coastal clean up in Caranan, Pasacao, Camarines Sur organized by Central Bicol State University of Agriculture's (CBSUA) League of Ecologists managed by my mom, Ma'am Joyce DLT. Every clean up drive is somehow ironic for me. Why do people have to clean other peoples' town? Is it too much for them to clean their own place? Perhaps the purpose of any clean-up drive is always two-way: First, to let the residents feel concerned that locals from other towns are the ones cleaning their own town (sounds a little bit sarcastic to be honest). Second, the spirit of volunteerism still reigns in every person who joins clean-up drives. Either way, I do hope every clean-up drive does not cause dependency on the volunteering group and that volunteers never get tired of their advocacy to help others.

The clean-up was supported by the Army Engineers of the BicolBuilders based in Camp Weene, Pili, Camarines Sur. The Army Engineers provided the transportation of the group. Also, volunteer faculty members of CBSUA joined the drive. As they say it, the more hands the better. Some of the students had to dip in the water since it's still part of the shoreline during low tide. Sad reality, there are trashes underneath the water almost buried in the sand.

Notice the thin rope on the photo below? The students and volunteers are literally boxed in, so that every part of the shore is completely cleared from trash. This is actually a good strategy for a very purposive activity. Kung sa Bicol, nasusurod na maray ang ati sa pangpang kang dagat.

This is not your ordinary clean-up drive. The volunteers were divided into groups and each group takes note of the trash collected like garments, plastic wrappers, bottles, slippers, copper wires, etc. Collected data will be sent to Manila for further studies. Proper segregation of the trash was also followed.

Aside from the clean-up, hitting two birds with one stone, a laboratory activity was also conducted by a specific year level of the BS Environmental Science students. 

The activity was supposedly scheduled September 27 for the Simultaneous International Coastal Clean Up. Since September 25 was a holiday, the group decided to have it on that day so that they will be able to rest for Monday. 

I can still remember my first coastal clean-up drive almost 5 years ago. I was with a different group then. The location was near the Pasacao market. You can just imagine the thrash in the area? Collection was done like the usual way, no recording of what was gathered and with no segregation. So maybe in future clean-up drive endeavors, at least the segregation of the waste should be followed. 

And oh by the way, good luck to CBSUA, they are one of the National Finalists in the SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS. I believe the Top 3 will be announced this November. 

Just recently, the Philippines is in the top 3 of participating countries in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) 2015 report of Ocean Conservancy. So this means I/WE were able to contribute to this project! Yay! You can read more about this achievement at

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Daet Barato: Shop Sell and SHARE

Daet, Camarines Norte - The digital presence of Daet and Camarines Norte (CamNorte) became noticeable last year when Daet on The Dot made its way to its stakeholder. Initiated by Mayor Tito Sarion of the municipality of Daet, he spearheaded a Digital Marketing Workshop and Bootcamp. Apart from this initiative, bloggers from Daet also take part in promoting the town and province as a whole.

From Places. Last summer of 2014 and 2015, I had to opportunity to revisit Daet and a few other towns of CamNorte. Visita Iglesia in CamNorte was more than just a road trip but more of a Pilgrimage. Food places in Daet is as interesting like any other Bicolano brands out there. The green lush forest along the way to CamNorte is always refreshing. The mesmerizing islands and beaches of Mercedes is a perfect alternative to Calaguas. With all these travels, I can say that there's more to explore in CamNorte but writing about it at some point in time made me reconnect with the other Camarines.

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More than this re-connection with my fellow Bicolanos, traveling around my own region is somehow an eyeopener that apart from all these rich biodiversity and beautiful tourist destinations, lies in the background the impoverished communities. As a seasonal travel blogger, I could not help but think that it's a bit ironic that with all the lavish tourism promotions, the question really lies on how does these promotions really get to the hands of the locals in the form of basic needs? Is it possible for us to remotely help the locals per se of Daet after featuring them? With this new website introduced to me, I think this is possible. 

To People. More than what CamNorte can offer to tourists, the people of Daet has also something special. Promoting other provinces in Bicol has always been my priority. This time I will be sharing something unique, about a group of Daetenyos who are now included in the list of people who are "trying to make a difference".

SHOP SELL SHARE the Daet Barato way (Barato, meaning affordable). www.daetbarato.com is more than just a online shop because you can Sell and Share the least. The main goal of Deat Barato (DB) is to help the impoverished children of Bicol region and promote tourism in Daet. The core value of the site is promote e-commerce to Daentenyos and at the same time give back 5-10% to charity. The site caters to shoppers both from the Philippines and Singapore. Percentage of the purchases again goes back to their beneficiaries.

Daet Bareto is technically the first online shop that I have featured with an established affiliate to help their chosen charities. DB started with their goal which is to help the impoverished children of Bicol rather than establishing the shop first.

Who is Daet Barato?  DB is founded by John Pobre, a dreamer who wants to make a difference in his hometown (Daet) by keeping in mind the impoverished children of Bicol. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. Sometimes I could not help but also feel sad to see fellow Bicolanos leave for other countries. This is an exemption, John may be miles away but he made it a point to help his fellow Bicolanos through Daet Barato. John's sister, Ms. Kats Pobre is the store manager here in the Philippines. Affiliates who implement the outreach and feeding programs are Jocafel Global Foundation non-profit organization which is BIR and DSWD registered and Slicksurf Camarines Norte. More about the affiliates HERE.

SHOP. Products for men and women are quality apparels made in Thailand in minimal but contemporary design at a very affordable price.

SELL. Hassle free selling in the right portal. Sell you pre-loved items from clothes, to accessories and even gadgets by visiting their Facebook page www.facebook.com/DaetBarato. Selling via DB is totally FREE you just have to give a part of your sales to help the children of Bicol.

SHARE. Talking about legitimacy, Daet Barato is carefully planned organized and linked with proper organizations. Your online shopping via Daet Barato will surely be rewarding knowing that at the back of your mind you are able to put a smile on children. "All sales from the SHOP category is subject to 5% cut to be donated to Daet Barato's selected beneficiaries. You can also directly donate an amount of money via Paypal via the website too.

The beneficiaries of Daet Barato are the following:
(You can read about them HERE)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Diocesan Orphanage
  • Maculabo Island Elementary School
  • Lope Manlangit Elementary School
  • Sabang Elementary School
If Daet Barato is trying to make a difference, supporting this cause is also an opportunity for us shoppers to do the same. As we say it in Bicol, Oragon kamo Daet Barato! May you continue being a blessing to our fellow Bicolanos! 

To my dear NcDeckers, this is a great opportunity for us to help, this might be the most fulfilling shopping spree that you can do. Shop, sell and share at www.daetbarato.com.

Daet Barato
Web: www.daetbarato.com
Email: contact@daetbarato.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/DaetBarato
Philippines: +63 912 732 9876
Singapore: +66 949 156566

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lunduyan 2015:16th Luzon-wide Student Press Convention

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Luzon's Lunduyan 2015: 16th Luzon-wide Student Press Convention will be at Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Camarines Sur on November 5-9, 2015.

For details, please check out the invitation at tinyurl.com/cegplunduyan2015docs. Contact CEGP Hotline 0928-980-2646 or email at cegp.lunduyan@gmail.com for inquiries.

For more updates Like CEGP on Facebook HERE

Lunduyan 2015 Speaker: MR. ARNOLD PADILLA

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween in Naga 2015

It's the time of the year when we get to scare and be scared but have fun the most! Here are the Halloween events in Naga City for this year.

Avenue Halloween Thrills is now on its 10th year!!!
October 31, 2015 at the Avenue Square

How to join? Two simple steps!

Step 1: Purchase a single receipt worth P500.00 at any Avenue Square participating tenant. 
Step 2: Redeem your Halloween Thrills Passport from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at the Admin Office located at the 2nd floor of Avenue Square, and from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at the Redemption Booth at the Ground Floor of Avenue Square. 

Halloween Thrills Passport is limited to 500 pieces only; first come, first served basis. 

For more info, call us at 473 9999 or 475 7288



The BIGGest and Grandest halloween costume contest in Bicol Region!!!
October 30, 2015 3PM, Events Center, SM City Naga
Register at any Bigg's Diner outlet now!


Que Pasa Naga's premier Halloween Event, #DiaDeLosMuertos celebrates the Day Of The Dead with such life! Come in your costumes, bring your kids, eat, be merry, be bright, and listen to stories of horror and fright! First 155 customers in costumes get to eat for FREE. Hurrah!


Zombie Land 
A Halloween Dance Event 
Saturday / 9 PM / 31 October 2015
Eternal Gardens, Naga City
Brought to you by: Bigg's Diner and Southside Entertainment PH
For tickets and more details visit the Event Page HERE

FEATURING: Kimmy Lopez X Louie Vicente X Dertymyks X SFK X Mon Bergonia X Robert Diño X Jeff Pamesa X JD Hendrix

- with one (1) FREE Bigg's Cheesy Burger
- FREE LED Rave Sticks will be given to the first 200 guests

Tickets available at all Bigg's Diner outlets and Southside Entertainment PH crew.

Halloween Costumes are not required but highly recommended.
BIGG BIGG prizes await for the lucky winner/s of Zombieland's Best in Raver Halloween Costume.


Blue Plate Haunted House
House is open starting October 28 - November 2, 2015
3rd Floor of Jack's Blue Plate Diner Magsaysay
Free entry for customers with receipt. For non-customers P20 entrance fee.


Chef Doy's
October 31 @ 3pm! Be ready for some fun and games, a magic show and yummy treats and snacks all for a very affordable price of 150php only! What are you waiting for? Register now and prepare to have lots of fun! See you there!

SM City Naga
Everything's here for a fun Halloween!

Open to all Kids from 4-12 years old, 
Teens and Adults from 13 years old and above.

Costume Categories:
Kings and Queens
Pirates and Fairies

Registration starts on October 15, 2015.
Deadline of submission of application forms to Mall Marketing Department 
shall be on October 31, 2015 at 3PM.

Nagaland Emall Trick or Treat
For inquiries contact Nagaland Emall

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Naga City Pet Blessing 2015

Naga City - In celebration of the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals, pet lovers gathered at the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish last October 4, 2015 in Concepcion Grande for a mass and blessing. 

Coinciding with the Animal Welfare Week, the event was initiated by one of Naga's finest, Superman Kennel and petshop owner Mr. Joemari Dizon together with Central Bicol State University's Rodeo Club. Free consultation and pet grooming were also provided for the pets. We got to bring home free goodies too. 

As dog lovers and owner of nine (9) dogs, yes nine, hehe 6 of them are in Pili and 3 here in Naga, we really do not have any problem when it comes to services both here in Naga and Pili. The abundance of vets, clinics, pet shops and grooming parlors plus the numerous pet shows and blessings over the years are indicators of how Naguenos and Bicolanos care for animals.  

Cheers for more events like this for our furbabies!

Grabbed a few photos of our dogs from fellow bloggers, Nagayon. CLICK HERE for more photos.
Our Casey (Shihranian), she has a twin, nasa Pili. © www.nagayon.com

My (Lola) Bambi, turning 8 years old this December. © www.nagayon.com.

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Since we brought two of our dogs, we got two sets of freebies, yey!!!