Regina Victoria Yupangco De Ocampo: On Why Giving Back Is the core value of our businesses

Successful companies are making sure to give back known as Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR. These entities make a positive impact on the environment and stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors and communities. Companies need to instill a culture of giving back and such efforts always need to start from the top management. Giving back not only drives change in your community but also within your organization.

Regina is the fifth from left with her brother- Robert Laurel Yupangco, Children, Mom- Nita Laurel Yupangco, Husband and daughter.

To show the mission, vision and ideals of Filremit, CSR activities became the essential objectives of
the organization, as well as to serve as a guide to what the company represents for its consumers. Regina also believes that in every success lies the people who worked hard to attain it.

For 2018, Regina Victoria Yupangco De Ocampo of Filremit, has lined up several innovative E- Commerce platform specifically catered to the Overseas Filipino Workers. Objectives for the business include:
1. New technological innovation thru Filremit system around the globe.
2. Increase pick up points all over the Philippine Islands.
3. Intensify coverage of sending thru Filremit thru partners around the globe.
4. Provide other services such as payout for credit card transactions, online shopping, delivery of these goods thru its subsidiary Manila Cargo Express.
5. And most importantly for its Corporate Social Responsibility, to give back to their overseas clients by creating a fund for them to sustain their retirement and provide security to their families.
Giving back is an essential value of the organization since it’s corporate objective is to help the Filipinos

Filremit has been the trusted remittance company of OFWs worldwide since 2008 and established its name and credibility across the globe.

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YL HOLDINGS supports the Real Estate 2022 & Beyond Forum 2018  

ASIA LEADERS FORUM is the major advocacy launched in 2010 of Tag Media and Public Relations to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia.

These goals are elaborated in every event launched yearly with Real
Estate leaders. Previous speakers were Arch. Jun Palafox and Charlie Rufino among others.
For 2018, Regina Y. De Ocampo joins this momentous event with a theme, “The State of Philippine Real Estate” to discuss the government policies, infrastructure done, innovations and what could be the future landscape of real estate based on statistics and research from the experts.
The forum will be held at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao in March 2018. Invited speakers include Dr. Elton Tan of E- Hotels and Resorts, Robert Laurel Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Atty. Nelson Arquiza of Philippine Association of Real Estate Board and Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Chief Executive Officer Secretary Raul Lambino.
YL Holdings and its subsidiaries GA Yupangco and Company, Yupangco Music Corporation, YL Realty and Regina Properties have interests in developing their properties in the Makati Central Business District, Alabang, Cavite and Davao areas.
#ReginaYDeOcampo #AsiaLeadersForum2018

Paradizoo: Power Of Three Promotes Free Agri-Education

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Mendez, Cavite– Paradizoo, one of Zoomanity Group parks, re-unfolds Power of Three (floral, vegetable and agri-livestock festival), from January to March 2018. This event aims to promote inclusive growth in the field of Agriculture, inviting over 20,000 students, farmers and other public and private sectors to focus and understand the benefits of growing agricultural sector in our country.

Paradizoo recently opened a Learning Institute accredited by DA-ATI. For the Power of Three, Paradizoo will offer free seminars on flower, vegetable and livestock care will be given by different well-known educators and speakers of Agriculture sector. Paradizoo also launched its newest project, latest state of the art Greenhouses in partnership with Calata Group Corporation.

To teach more about the Best Practices in Agriculture there will be briefings, discussions on breeding programs and exhibit farm produce, sale and auction of livestock. Free training on Egg Production and Honey Bee Farming is open for everyone on March.

Located in Mendez, Cavite, Paradizoo is a 12-hectre theme park that offers a combination of Paradise and Zoo that is uniquely relaxing and entertaining. It is a perfect destination for pleasure, learning and healthy living.

Paradizoo applies the Best Practices in agriculture especially in farming like vermiculture, bokashi soil, hydrophonics and putting up compost pits. They also observe Balance Ecosystem by maintaining a natural habitat among animals and plants. Here you will learn more about agriculture, different farm animals and products you may produce.

One of the favorite attractions in Paradizoo is Farm Frenzy, an area where guests can cuddle and buy some animals such as rabbits, hamsters and love-birds. They also have a collection of Dorper sheep, Boer, Kalahari and Saanen dairy goats, Rusa and turkeys from Australia which are also available for sale. In Plant Me Home area, guests may also select and pick vegetables and flowers from garden plots to take home. For those who love veggies take a look at their very own Bahay Kubo and identify the 17 vegetables included in the said song. And if you have a very keen eye for beauty or flowers have a glimpse of the Orchidarium and Ecclectic Garden.

Other Paradizoo’s very interesting attractions are Meditation Garden, Wedding Pavilion and Boot Camp. You can also try their latest attractions like Camel ride and Zing Ride, a unique air ride that is a combination of zip line and a swing.

To experience this eco-farm journey contact us at 847-0413/ 899-9824/ 899-98-28 or visit http://www.zoomanity.com.ph.

‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ PRRC and TESDA to team up for a vision for ISF’s

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), has been resettling informal settler families (ISFs) living along the banks of the Pasig River and its tributaries considered danger zones to safe, decent, and socialized housing units provided by the PRRC, National Housing Authority (NHA) and concerned local government units (LGUs).
Since its creation in 1999 to present, the commission was able to resettle a total of 17,561 ISFs in resettlement sites established and/or managed by PRRC, NHA, and the City Government of Mandaluyong.
The beneficiaries of the resettlement program were provided with livelihood developments that were meant to hone the skills of the relocatees so they could use these for their own economic development. The skills they would have honed through the trainings should have helped them generate income. 
Job referrals and placement were vital components of the commission’s action plan as it ensured that the relocated households were not economically displaced. 
As of end of December 2008, a total of 2,516 families have participated in skills training provided by PRRC. The training included building wiring, welding, dressmaking, bakeshop operations, food processing, horticulture and others. 
Inasmuch as numerous training programs had already been implemented, it seems that only a few had benefitted from these in terms of improving the economic status of the relocated families. Even with the skills the beneficiaries have learned from the trainings and seminars, some have reported of having difficulties securing start-up capital to put up businesses. Moreover, the beneficiaries needed skills training that would be able to help them realize sufficient income to address their daily needs.
Last October 5, 2017, the PRRC, led by Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia, had exploratory talks with TESDA’s Director-General Hon. Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong and Deputy Director-General Rebecca Calzado to address the issues on post-resettlement economic conditions of the resettled families due to unemployment and lack of entrepreneurial opportunities in the relocation sites. 
Through the collaboration with TESDA, PRRC will embark on a project titled Pagsasanay Panghanapbuhay Tungo sa Riwasang Danay [Training for Work for Progressive Suburbs] Project to provide the families an access to adequate and appropriate technical education and skills development trainings and seminars.
Executive Director Goitia excitedly said that “PRRD Project aims to empower and build the capacity of the ISF’s to improve their lives through technical-vocational training” He also added that this, “[PRRD Project] is also to provide the unskilled, low-skilled, out-of-school youth, and women members of the ISFs with skills that would qualify them for entry-level wage employment, and that they could use to pursue self-employment in the services sector, or even in home-based, income-earning entrepreneurship activities.” 
Both PRRC and TESDA recognize the urgent need to reduce poverty in the rural areas where most government-established and -managed resettlement sites are situated the project. The team up of PRRC with TESDA would intend to evaluate the skills training needs of the ISFs, recommend the training courses and methodologies as appropriate and providing the training through TESDA’s accredited training institutions. 
Executive Director Goitia remarkably said that the collaboration of PRRC with TESDA is indeed a start of something new for all of us. He also added, “There is a Chinese proverb that goes, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’, I am envisioning a life full of hope and dreams for these families, hence, the project”.

Successful launch of Travelooza with Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo of Yamaha & upcoming events of TAG Media
Last September 28, 2017 from 10AM to 5PM at Makati Sports Club along Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, the first convergence of tour operators and travel agencies was launch to promote the Philippines as the premier travel destination in the world. Travelooza is the current theme of Asia Digital Marketing Expo which is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary. 
We are thankful also with Payoneer, Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, Victoria Court, Tupperware, VV, Sunlife, The Artist League, Marv Ragamarv, Zoomanity Group, Tree Top Adventure, Light Network, Elabram Systems, Alveo, Crown Regency, E- Hotels & Resorts, PNB, Citibank, morethanjobs.ph and Tresmore. 
One of the leaders in the Philippines supporting Travelooza is no other than Ms. Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo of Yupangco Group of Companies the grand daughter of the former Philippine President, Jose P. Laurel. According to her, supporting these kind of events can create awareness on our beautiful country, and a destination like no other. 
For this year 2017, according to the company website, after 50 years, G. A. YUPANGCO & CO., INC., through its present complement of 31 stores and 35 music school centers across the Philippines, continues to serve the needs of the Filipino musician and music enthusiast, providing the state of the art in musical instruments and sound reinforcement technology and the finest in music education while Zoomanity Group, the theme park management headed by her brother, Robert Laurel Yupangco is the number 1 theme park destination and is expanding in the Philippines. 
The next events under Tag Media and Public Relations will be the biggest this year. Two events are lined up already and as follows;
-Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate 2022 & Beyond will be on December 14, 2017 at Makati Shangrila Hotel from 10AM-4PM with leaders as speakers from different chamber of commerce, business and government officials with the partnership with Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and Malaysia Chamber of Commerce. 
-Socialooza is the annual event under Pinoy Blogger Team which is created by Tag Media and Public Relations simultaneous with the annual Christmas Party of the group. Partial list of speakers are as follows; 
RJ Nieto 

Thinking Pinoy | DFA Consultant | Political Blogger 
Sonnie Santos 

Presidential Communications Operations Office Consultant | Corporate Blogger
Ericsson Moredo 

Multibiz Inc. Head | Lifestyle Blogger
Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas

Tag Media & PR Co- Founder | Corporate Blogger 
Ailene Co

A-List & Partners Consulting Group | Co-Founder of Trend Hotspot Online Magazine
Jaypee David 

City of Dreams Manila 

Sr. Executive | Digital Marketing and Multimedia | Travel Blogger
Rod Magaru

CARE 

Regional Finance Supervisor for Middle East & North Africa | 

Entertainment Blogger 
For more info and to register at Tag Media & PR next events (Asia Leaders Forum and Socialooza), please send inquiries to events@travelooza.asia or call 09166299381 or 02 9170213


Travelooza Event

Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo of Yamaha supports Travelooza

On September 28, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM at Makati Sports Club along Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, the first convergence of tour operators and travel agencies will be launched to promote the Philippines as the premier travel destination in the world. Travelooza is the current theme of Asia Digital Marketing Expo which is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary.

One of the leaders in the Philippines supporting Travelooza is no other than Ms. Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo of Yupangco Group of Companies the grand daughter of the former Philippine President, Jose P. Laurel. According to her, supporting these kind of events can create awareness on our beautiful country, and a destination like no other.

Yupangco Group of Companies which includes Yupangco Music Corporation, Yamaha Electronics, Yupangco Music Academy formerly Yamaha School
of Music, Zoomanity Group, YL Finance and many more. According to Regina, her mom, Nita L. Yupangco helped her so much to appreciate more on how the Laurels are passionate for the country.

For this year 2017, according to the company website, after 50 years, G. A. YUPANGCO & CO., INC., through its present complement of 31 stores and 35 music school centers across the Philippines, continues to serve the needs of the Filipino musician and music enthusiast, providing the state of the art in musical instruments and sound reinforcement technology and the finest in music education while Zoomanity Group, the theme park management headed by her brother, Robert Laurel Yupangco is the number 1 theme park destination and is expanding in the Philippines.

For more info and to register about Travelooza, please send inquiries to events@travelooza.asia or call 09166299381 or 02 9170213

#Yamaha #Travelooza

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Pancake / Flappy cake for breakfast

When I found a pancake recipe that works, I never bought a boxed pancake anymore. Its cheaper, my kids love it and the boys love making it…

Here are the ingredients:

1 cup flour

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Mix all dry ingredients and set aside.

1 cup buttermilk { Substitute: 3/4 cup full cream milk and 1 Tbsp vinegar}

1 egg

2 Tbsp melted butter 

Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients. Mix until combined, don’t over mix. 

Add your favorites… My boys love chocolate chip, peanut butter and Oreo. You can definitely go for healthier options like banana, mango, peach or other fruits. You can also put oatmeal for more fiber.  There is no rule how you can make a good breakfast.. So be creative with it. 


It has been a while since I posted here. I know i made a commitment to post regularly, pero Pano nga? I regularly maintain my homeschool homepage in facebook. Follow us there too.

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Emergency Preparedness kit

Earthquake, fire, tsunami, flood, typhoon or even a terrorist attack. We all need to be prepared from all these unpredictable circumstances. These gruelling events are in fact something that we cannot control, its written, all we can do is be prepared for any of these events. 

Its was 2 years ago when I attended a certification from Safety Organization of the Philippines (SOFI), a  training for Basic Occupational Safety and Health.  The talks about The Big One was already highlighted even before everyone was talking about it. The recent moving of the Earth plates are experienced around the country in numerous instances. I myself experienced the shake twice in 2 months.

When you are living with toddlers, it is almost obligatory to have an emergency plan prepared. Prayer is top on our list. We also have an emergency kit stored at the back of the main door, just in case anything happens. I suggest that everyone should have one in every household. Its better to be prepared than sorry. 

Here is the emergency kit we contiously build and keep adding little things from time to time. 

I will let you have a peak on what we have so far. It is stil work in progress.

  • Flashlight or torch
  • Paracord with flint
  • Whistle
  • Portable knife

For all battery operated gadget such flashlight, transistor radio. Batteries should be inside the gadget, just make sure its depolarised so the batteries will not get flat. 

  • Water
  • Instant noodles
  • Instant coffee
  • Canned goods (ginamit ko muna, pinangalmusal namin 🙂 )

Make sure the food and water are not expired. Yes, bottled water expires. 

Activity pack for kids. 

  • Crayons
  • Activity book
  • Coloring book
  • Toys

Photocopy of important documents

  • Birth certificates of all the members of the family
  • ID’s

I keep these documents in a zipper bag. 

  • Rope

You’ll never know when there is a need to rappel. Char! 

  • Plastic Raincoat or ponchos

This can serve as a mat if in case of evacuation or as a protective gear from rain.

First aid kit

  • Gauze pad
  • Tourniquet band
  • Medical plasters/ band aid
  • Mask
  • Surgical gloves
  • Antiseptic
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Alcohol
  • Cotton
  • Surgical tape
  • Scissors (to add) ginamit ko din muna.

Medicines

  • Oral salts
  • Paracetamol
  • Maintenance medicines

Portable solar charger

Candles and lighter

Transistor radio

Emergency contact  numbers from your city.

There are still a lot to add to my list. 

  • Heat blanket
  • Scissors
  • Reflectorize jackets
  • Portable spoons, plates and cups

Or if you can suggest what we can add to the emergency bag feel free to comment below. 

It is still powerful to pray for guidance and protection from Him. 

Be safe, be aware, be educated and be in the know. 

Lack of storage and too many spices {DIY}

Let me share with you my space saver tip to store spices when spice rack cannot afford to house them anymore or if you do not have a spice rack to store them.

I keep all jars from fruit preserves, peanut butter, sardines and wash them clean.

I label with stickers like these: 

Stick Velcro tape on the lid and shelf. 

… a happy momma I was… Spices stored fresh and  functional.

Go ahead try it… Its one of my favorite diy to date…

BOBA Milk Tea

BOBA milk tea, Bubble tea, Pearl tea, tapioca tea… Whatever its called… I like it!

When you’re craving for something you itch for days but you’re at you’re wits end because getting out of the house is just impossible, especially if your stuck with toddlers. You finally get your pantry cleaned and hoping very hard you have tapioca balls and condensed milk hiding somewhere. The feeling of having these 2 things you’ve been looking for showed up,  gave you the clear definition of hope for this day. Then, you realized that tapioca balls take forever cook. You just drool with anticipation. 

Here’s how I made my version of tiny BOBA tea

The ingredients:

Sago or tapioca balls (I had small sago in my pantry, so this is what I used) BOBA tea, uses Big sago, black pearl.

Tea bag of your choice.  These hibiscus tea were given by  a great friend. Smells soooo good too.

Sweetened condensed milk

Procedure:

Cook tapioca balls by boiling in water until translucent. Drain and set aside.

Steep 2 bags of tea in a water.

Pour condensed milk in a glass

Pour tea in a glass over condensed milk.

Stir tea and milk together. Then add tapioca balls. 

Can serve hot or cold.. 

I like mine cold…  🙂 so I filled mine with ice cubes..

… With these 3 ingredients you will be surprised how much joy it brings. Definitely deserve the #cravingsatisfied hashtag as the tapioca balls whirl inside your mouth as you sip and that sweet milky refreshing tea goes down your throat. If this is not refreshing, then I don’t know what is…

Enjoy!!!