Event | ABB Philippines' First Digital Summit to Address Infra Challenges

The First ABB Philippines Digital Summit is still ongoing from July 26-29, 2021. It is a great avenue to know about latest technologies that can be applied for an eco-friendly and with sustainable green technology infrastructures. It is a bit high technical on my part but it is really a great summit discussing the green infrastructure initiatives in the country. Also, happy to know that one of the newest private infrastructures in Davao City, the Damosa Diamond Tower by Damosa Land Inc., is among those infrastructures with eco-friendly and sustainable green technology.

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ABB Technology Can Help Address E-mobility Infra Challenges in PH
Manila, Philippines - Global technology leader ABB has the infrastructure to help the Philippines achieve its target of having electronic vehicles (EVs) account for 10 percent of road transport vehicles by 2040.
Department of Energy (DOE) Director for Energy Utilization and Management Bureau Patrick Aquino said support infrastructure is one of the challenges that they need to hurdle to realize this goal.
“Under the 2018-2040 Philippine Energy Plan, EVs are expected to account for 10 percent of road transport vehicles by 2040 in the clean energy scenario,” he said during the forum, “The Future of E-mobility Is Now”, which was held on the second day of the ABB Digital Summit.
Aquino was one of the resource speakers during the forum, along with Electronic Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) president Edmund Araga and ABB Product Marketing Specialist Engr. Ace Bisnar. ABB Asia Pacific Manager for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Kumail Rashid also joined the event during its question and answer segment.

ABB has been leading the way to a zero-emission mobility future. It has developed electrification solutions from EV chargers for the home to fast-charging roadside stations.
The company also offers electrical distribution solutions and battery energy storage systems -- infrastructure that are essential to enabling an e-mobility future.
Bisnar added that ABB can provide remote support to monitor EV chargers in different areas.
“It’s not just putting the EV charger on the area, but also making sure that it is working 100 percent,” he said.
The latest available data shows that the transition to EVs from conventional vehicles has been slow so far. Aquino shared that from 2010 to 2019, only 11,950 EVs were registered, accounting for a mere 0.09 percent of registered vehicles.
This is why organizations such as the EVAP are closely working with the government and other sectors to further e-mobility in the country.
“We never stop promoting, and continue sustaining its ground” Araga said during the Summit.
This is the first time that ABB Philippines has staged the ABB Digital Summit, a four-day online event that features global speakers from ABB, with special guest resource persons from different organizations and associations
The event, which runs from July 26-29, is being held by ABB in partnership with European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), Energy Managers Professionals Association in the Philippines (EMPAP), Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE), Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) and Philippine Green Building Council (PGBC).


I am looking forward for more projects, eco-friendly infrastructures and e-mobility technologies in the country. I am very glad to have attended this summit. I learned a lot!

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Event | Cebu LandMasters Inc. Unveils Newest Project - Abaca Resort Mactan

Set to be completed in 2024, the new Abaca Resort Mactan is CLI’s very first resort development and will feature a timeless Sky Villas concept to serve as the platform for memorable getaways. The photo above is a perspective of Büro Ole Scheeren’s architecture and innovative design of the re-imagined luxury resort to open in 2024.

Another project is unveiled by Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) in Mactan, Cebu. It will be known as the Abaca Resort Mactan. This project is also expected to be completed in the year 2024.

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Cebu Landmasters unveils the new Abaca Resort Mactan, opening in 2024
Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) strengthens its hotel portfolio in the region as it reveals its very first resort development – the P2.5 billion Abaca Resort Mactan. The expanded luxury boutique hotel is set to be completed in 2024.
The 125-room all-suite accommodation featuring exclusively panoramic ocean views is envisioned to fill the gap for luxury resorts catering to global travelers in Cebu’s thriving tourism scene in preparation for international mobility. It will rise 17-stories high on a 4,500 sqm. property formerly occupied by the multi-awarded Abaca Boutique Resort in Punta Engano, Lapu-Lapu City, a tourism growth center.
CLI purchased the property in 2019 and has signed up The Abaca Group to continue operating the hotel and providing luxury experiences tailored for local and global tourists. To design the resort and infuse it with a unique sense of place sought by an emerging breed of high-end travelers, CLI tapped internationally renowned architectural firm Büro Ole Scheeren whose projects won numerous awards globally. Some of their notable work are CTBUH Urban Habitat Award 2020 Winner DUO in Singapore, the World Building of the Year 2015 The Interlace in Singapore, and MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok, a mixed-use high-rise development that upends the conventional typology of the skyscraper. The resort’s design is also locally supported by the Philippines’ leading architectural firm AIDEA.
Abaca Resort Mactan is CLI’s first resort development and will feature a timeless Sky Villas concept to serve as the platform for memorable getaways. Each room will offer the luxury of space and will range from 40-50 sqm for the Oceanfront Suites, and up to 105 sqm for the Sky Villas which will have its own one-of-a-kind floating infinity pools that will be offered in both 1 and 2 bedrooms.
Aside from its awe-inspiring architecture, the resort will feature a luxurious infinity pool, an elevated cascading plunge pool, 360-degree roofdeck bar, a private beach and panoramic ocean views. These will be enhanced by a gym and spa, kids center and function rooms for events.
Abaca Resort Mactan will also be distinguished by culinary offerings that have won for The Abaca Group a loyal following in highly cosmopolitan Cebu. The resort will have three outlets, offering new food and beverage concepts for the resort  –  a live-fire Asian concept on the main level, a new normal, all-day dining format and fantastic banquet facilities that can seat over 200 persons. Abaca restaurant will return and have a new home on the impressive rooftop with panoramic views of both the city and the sea.
“We have always wanted to contribute towards making Cebu a thriving economic and tourism destination,” according to CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III. “Abaca Resort Mactan will put Cebu on the radar of this emerging breed of global travelers seeking world-class, authentic and unique holiday experience.”
The Abaca Group’s Founder, Managing Partner and Executive Chef Jason Hyatt says, “as one of the country’s preeminent developers, we are honored that CLI has chosen to partner with us once again through their hospitality arm. Being added to their portfolio of established global brands like Accor, Radisson and Ascott is so inspiring.”
Following the opening of the new Abaca Resort Mactan in 2024, Cebu Landmasters targets expanding its hotel portfolio to 1,433 rooms by 2025. This is in line with CLI’s strategy to build-up its recurring business contributing 10% to the company’s topline.
“We see tourism in the Visayas and Mindanao driving the economy once global mobility is restored,” according to Soberano. With direct flight connections all over the world, Cebu will be the natural gateway to the Philippines for many travelers seeking to enjoy the country’s world-acclaimed beaches and other attractions. “We will be ready for that boom.”


This is another project at a strategic location and envisioned to be a great venue for events post pandemic. I am excited for this as well as their ongoing projects in Davao City. Looking forward to these developments.

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Event | Hidilyn Diaz Bags the Philippines' First Gold Medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Photo credits to the Philippine Sports Commission

The elusive Olympic Gold Medal for the Philippines is now on hand for the first time! 

Hidilyn Diaz bags the first Olympic Gold Medal for the Philippines in the weightlifting event July 26, 2021. Tonight is also the first time that the Philippine national anthem is heard. She has lifted a total of 224kg, a kilogram more than the Chinese weightlifter. 

Hidilyn Diaz is among the Philippines' 19 athletes for this Tokyo 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics. More athletes are going to make their rounds of event and I am feeling of another gold in the coming days!

I wish all the athletes the best and make this year the best Olympics for the Filipino athletes!

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Food | Enjoy Gourmet Bulad in Olive Oil by FarmHouse Cocina

Lapu-Lapu Bulad Flakes by FarmHouse Cocina

As a Filipino, bulad or dried fish is a very familiar dish. It may be among the Filipino food that can really make neighbors search for the source because of its obnoxious smell when being fried! I remember a channel member in my vlog JoyoftheWorld, she said that with air fryer, she is happy that she can cook dried fish! Yes, with the air fryer, the smell when frying bulad can be at least minimized to none.

Good thing, a good news!!! A friend from FarmHouse Cocina here in Davao City has a version of bulad in olive oil! A lapu-lapu bulad is used for the flakes soaked in olive oil. The bulad flakes has the smokiness that's essential for me especially talking about bulad. It has some spices, too, that's subtle and your palate can still enjoy eating the bulad. Plus, you will not need to fry it to enjoy! Simply, pour it on a bowl and serve. That's pretty easy, right? So, you have to prepare your rice because you can really enjoy its taste and quantity in every bottle.

Me and my parents really enjoyed the bulad of FarmHouse Cocina. It is a gourmet treat to every bulad lovers out there and I can say, everyone can enjoy this. Those curious can also enjoy this. It is also just right to those not much of spice lovers. Yes, another product from Davao City that I can say should be tried by our friends in here.

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Digital Lifestyle | "PORT OUT, PORT IN" in the Philippines Underway on September 2021

Telecommunications Connectivity Incorporated (TCI) logo

The three (3) big telecommunications companies in the Philippines have collaborated to ensure the mobile network portability will be possible in the country. The long dream of having your mobile numbers permanent even you switch networks will happen very soon sometime in September 2021. With this recent development, hence, Telecommunications Connectivity Incorporated is formed.

Mobile Number Portability is not a new scheme in the world, it is available in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Soon, it will come to a reality in the Philippines, with the help of Syniverse as the technical support. "PORT OUT and PORT IN" will be a new practice among mobile telco subscribers, when they opt to change their network to transfer to another. Yes, it will encourage the telcos to be more competitive with their services so that it can entice subscribers to port in.

TCI expects around a million subscribers to have port out and port in transactions in its first year of operations, but who knows the real numbers yet as they are about to start by September 2021.

Good thing that to avail of the services for mobile number portability, it is free! The process will include that you ask a 9-digit Unique Subscriber Code (USC) from your current network and show it to your prospect new network. It will take 48 hours (that's fast!) so that the switch will happen. After opting to port out/port in, you will have to wait for another 60 days to avail port out/port in if you wish to switch again.

The good thing about the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) it is already a law under Republic Act 11202. Thus, to comply with it is a must. It will really give the Filipinos an option of which telco service provider they'll have to enjoy. With the port in and port out to networks, subscribers will enjoy the promos of respective networks: DITO, Globe and Smart. It can also be enjoyed a transfer of prepaid to postpaid, postpaid to prepaid, postpaid to postpaid and prepaid to prepaid. However, A FRIENDLY REMINDER, among the postpaid subscribers, it will be possible after completing the liabilities to the concurrent network.

This is indeed a gamechanger in the industry of telecommunications. As this will be realized, changing of numbers will be less and hopefully will also attribute to personal identification in the future in the Philippines. I wish the TCI all the best with this. As what TCI GM, Ms. Melanie Manuel have said, "IN UNITY, THERE IS CONNECTIVITY".

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