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Monday, July 31, 2017

Marian Youth Congress 2017


1. INDIVIDUAL PRE-REGISTRATION --> http://bit.ly/MYC2017Individual
The Delegation Head will also make a summary of the number of individual participants in their group by accomplishing and submitting the Myc Group Registration Form Online

2. GROUP PRE-REGISTRATION --> http://bit.ly/MYC2017Group

For further details
You may contact the MYC Secretariat at the following mobile numbers:
09481803592 (Smart)
09971422417 (Globe)

Follow the Marian Youth Congress on Facebook CLICK HERE for updates about the #MYC2k17

CLICK HERE for the Peñafrancia Festival 2017 Schedule of Events

Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Ford Everest 4x2 Titanium with Active Park Assist

Choosing a car is like finding a perfect match that would fit one's character and transportation needs.  If you're on the look out for a mid-size SUV, the all new Ford Everest can definitely be one your options. From the previous boxy and edgy SUV Everest, we have seen it transformed into a muscular SUV with a commanding presence on the road because of its huge front-grille.

This review is but quite limited, focusing only on a few feats from my Ford Island Conquest experience held last June 23-25, 2017 at SM City Naga. Thanks Ford Philippines for including Naga in your series. It was definitely a good way of getting to know your vehicles and most importantly your services to Bicolanos. 

Interior wise, cabin is awesome with nice leather seats plus techie infotainment features that you can seamlessly operate. Ford's Sync 3 has a unique feat where you can operate your entertainment hands-free. With the use of Sync, you can play your music, call someone too by just using your voice. Sync can also help you listen to your text messages. How cool is that?! Add up the sunroof for your countryside travels.

The Ford Everest is incredibly light to drive, has great suspension with amazing ground clearance plus water-wading capacity like any other midsize SUVs. With 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine it offers smooth acceleration with impressive power. When I drove the unit during the Ford Island Conquest I was really able to affirm its driving with ease and comfort and it actually feels like driving the smoothness of a sedan but with so much power in it having a 158hp and 385Nm, 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine. I could imagine driving the Everest at the Old Zig Zag Road in Atimonan Quezon, boy I bet the steep and winding roads would be an easy breezy for this SUV.

The 4x2 Titanium variant of the Ford Everest can park itself. We have first seen the Park Assist feat of Ford from their sedan line up, the Focus. Imagine a mid-size SUV parking on it's own, well almost, since you still have to follow instructions after finding a parking spot. It's actually a fun feat of Ford that can definitely assist those who cannot perfectly do PARALLEL PARKING. I have tested the Park Assist feat twice, one at night, with enough space in between two EcoSports and one during daytime where it was more challenging because the parking spot was lessened it terms of space.

All you have to do is follow instructions. Damn this tech is very clever!

Just look at the distance between the two cars. Perfect parallel parking!

Now if you are a newbie driver, it's a must that you be able to do parallel parking without the Active Park Assist feat, but again it's a fun technology that we can actually appreciate. It's really ingenious!

For a more detailed specs on the Ford Everest's performance, capabilities and others head over to the website HERE.

Until our next car review my fellow Bicolanos, let's see what we can drive next.

For inquiries and quotation:
You may contact Arnel Barquilla
(0917) 579 9669
(0939) 917 6260

Related Links:
Ford EcoSport Titanium Review CLICK HERE
Ford EcoSport on Food Trip to Albay CLICK HERE
Getting a Car in Bicol CLICK HERE
Chevrolet Sail Review CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Peñafrancia Festival 2017 Schedule of Events

On this page you will see the updates of the Peñafrancia Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities. Bookmark this page now!

(Source: Naga City CEPPIO)

For Festival Sponsorship, you may visit City Events, Protocol and Public Information Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, J. Miranda Avenue, Naga City or you may reach them through their landline number: (054) 881-8328 (office hours: 8am - 5pm) or email you may email them at ceppio@naga.gov.ph.

September 3 - Naga Cycling Challenge
September 9 - 7pm Marian Youth Congress (Basilica Minore Grounds)
September 10 - 4am, South Star Drug Run for Wellness Plaza Quezon
September 15 - LCC Rock Express with Parokya ni Edgar at LCC Mall Naga

Click on the photo to enlarge

Important: Organizers planning to conduct events such as pageants, sales, carnivals, processions, concerts, etc. this Penafrancia Fiesta are requested to coordinate with the City Events, Protocol and Public Information Office (CEPPIO) within the soonest possible time. The CEPPIO shall be finalizing the official calendar of events on August 11. The Events Calendar is scheduled for printing the next day.

Religious Events
Source: Penafrancia Basilica Minore FB

Friday, July 7, 2017

ADNU Holds ASPAP Regional Conference

Naga City, Bicol - On July 24-25, 2017, the Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Inc. (ASPAP, Inc.) and the Ateneo de Naga University, an active member of ASPAP, Inc. in Region V and the host institution for this year, will be holding an ASPAP Regional Conference with the theme “Empowering Stakeholders for Sustainable Development” at the Arrupe Convention Hall, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City.

The Regional Conference will serve as venue to discuss among Public Administration/Governance (PA/G) faculty, researchers and scholars from ASPAP schools all over the country the relevant topics that currently characterize Philippine PA/G with focus on Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development. Specifically, it will feature the Role of the Different Sectors in Sustainable Development, Frameworks of Awards and Exemplars on Good Governance for Sustainable Development. 

Faculty, researchers and scholars, and practitioners from the members of ASPAP, Inc. and the other Higher Educational institutions (HEIs) and from the other sectors, namely, Local Government Units (LGUs), Business, Civil Society Organizations and Youth are invited to participate in this activity.


Registration Fee: 
ASPAP Member School - P2,800.00
Non ASPAP - P3,500.00

Contact Person: Dr. Malu C. Barcillano
Director, Center for Local Goverance
Public Relations Officer, ASPAP, Inc. 

Contact Name: Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Inc. (ASPAP, Inc.) and the Ateneo de Naga University 

Telephone Number: (054) 472.56.73, 473.84.47 local 4719 or 0927.831.22.81.
Email Address: ateneoclg@gmail.com


The Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Incorporated (ASPAP) is a non-stock national organization of college and universities in the Philippines offering public administration/management education programs.
The proliferation of schools in public administration/management which is indicative of the increasing recognition of public administration as a distinct discipline, and of its potential contribution toward the professionalization of the Philippine Civil Service, has made it imperative for these schools to pool their institutional resources with the end in view of improving the content and methodology of the discipline. 

For more information, please visit: www.aspap.org.ph
or contact  these numbers:
(+632) 981.8500 loc 4161 and 4153; (+632) 925-7422 /
Fax: (+632) 926-1432
Email: nedy.aspap@yahoo.com

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bicol Caltex retailers throw full support behind public education through Caltex Fuel Your School

Naga City, Bicol - Caltex retailers in Bicol region recently rolled up their sleeves to help the highest-need public high schools in their community through Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS). From August 1 to September 30, every liter of fuel purchased by motorists will be matched by Caltex with a donation of one peso (P1). The retailers agree to raise P3 million to acquire much needed equipment for learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects in public high schools, especially with the advent of grades 11 and 12.

Photo above shows Caltex retailers from Bicol region being trained on Caltex FYS by Chevron Philippines Inc., marketer of the Caltex fuels and lubricants, and Southern Cross Distribution Inc., Caltex branded marketer for Bicol and central Philippines.

For more information about CYFS, visit www.caltexfuelyourschoolph.com  or Caltex Philippines Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CaltexPhilippines.