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Showing posts with label Pinoy Pride. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pinoy Pride. Show all posts

Monday, January 17, 2011

The First Filipino Executive To Won the Int'l Stevies Business Award

I am so busy!! grabe, no time to read posts of these fantastic people here in blogspace, and no time to post na rin. Buti na lang nakapag rest ako and pumuslit ng ilang sandali para ipost ang aking nakita na Filipino Pride ulit. So eto na po.

Article from NSE:

PROVO, Utah—Nov. 15, 2010—Nu Skin President of the Southeast Asia Region Melisa Tantoco-Quijano was honored as the Best Asian Executive by the 2010 International Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards recognize the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners and the organizations they run.

“Melisa is an invaluable member of the Nu Skin team and highly deserving of this recognition,” said Truman Hunt, Nu Skin president and chief executive officer. “Under Melisa’s leadership, the Southeast Asian region has become the jewel of Nu Skin and is currently the fastest growing region for the company. Melisa also exemplifies the Nu Skin culture through her unyielding commitment to supporting our local sales leaders, as well as her long-standing dedication to the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund.”

Overseeing six countries, more than 300 employees and nearly 4,000 executive distributors, Quijano led Southeast Asia to a strong year in 2009, generating $109 million in revenue. Southeast Asia reported significant growth for eleven consecutive quarters beginning in 2008. Revenue in South Asia/Pacific was $50.2 million for the third quarter of 2010, a 55 percent improvement over the prior year.

In addition to her sharp business acumen, Quijano also serves as an honorary board member of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation of Thailand, a board member of the CHILD Foundation in the Philippines and board member of the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund.

Nu Skin was also recognized as a finalist in the Best New Product of the Year category of the 2010 International Stevie Awards for Women in Business for its ageLOC Transformation daily skin care products and ageLOC Edition Galvanic Spa System. Nu Skin ageLOC skin care products were awarded the Best New Product of the Year at the 2010 International Business Awards in September. Nu Skin’s Galvanic Spa features patented self-adjusting currents that, together with Nu Skin’s specially formulated treatment products, deliver key anti-aging ingredients to your skin. People all over the world are discovering that the Galvanic Spa and complementary ageLOC skin care products can give spa-like results in the comfort and convenience of their own home and for a fraction of the price.

More than 1,200 nominations were submitted to the International Stevie Awards for Women in Business, a record total for the competition, for consideration in 54 categories by organizations in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About the International Business Awards

Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevie Awards recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Azkals Bows to Indonesia

Azkals lost the battle against a stronger team, Indonesia.  But it's okay, still, Azkals had their best and it's going to be just the start...we'll see more of them soon, I know.

Azkals earned the respect not only from Filipino fans but also from different competing countries.

Go Azkals! Mabuhay kayo!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Batok: Traditional Pinoy Tattoo

We have another pride as Filipinos.  The traditional batok (term for tattoo).  Our race originated from Aetas and Malays (related to Polynesians); they shared a lot, exchanging culture and traditions, and even arts.

One of the arts that were shared and taught was pambabatok or skin arts.  Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have different types of body art just like Baybayin which is distinct to different parts of the Philippine Peninsula.

If you try to look how the pambabatok is done, it is the same like the polynesians do.  Our skin art have deep meanings as well, like the beehive design which means 'unity'.  There are different designs including trees, waves, hagdang-hagdang palayan, and more (all of which have their own meanings).

One of the oldest, if not the only one left, and the most respected traditional tribal mambabatok is Whang Od, a lady who is part of the Kalinga tribe, uses siit (thorn) and hammers it down on your skin.  She had did batok to different tribesmen, mainly warriors for the identity status just like the pintados of the Visayas region.

A certain group of tattoo artists like 'Tatak ng Apat na Alon Tribe' are reviving this vanishing tattoo culture.  It is our pride to have our own face in the art of tattooing that is worth saving.  According to one of the best tattoo artists in Boracay, Dandy Canalita of Inkupuncture, when you want to have the traditional or the neotraditional batok and you are a foreigner, you will be charged at a higher price since originally it was forbidden to have a batok if you are not a pure blooded Filipino.

In the art of tattooing, the considered "father of tribal tattoos" is also a Filipino (too bad I forgot his name), and one of the considered 'best' in Las Vegas is Chris Garcia.
Sariling atin na dapat tangkilikin at ipagmalaki.

Photos by: apat na alon tribe, inkupuncture, dandy canalita, and allan

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Azkals Getting It On!

Advancing to semis!

Azkals versus Myanmar was a good game, although there were no scores, the game was controlled by the Philippine team attacking from everywhere and bringing a tremendous pressure on Myanmar.  Being the top of the group, win or draw, they will advance to semis.

It's just too bad that the Philippines has no suitable football field for us to watch our Philippine team do some action or even invite other countries to play.

I hope our government is looking at this team now and consider giving budget. Sigh.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Azkals' Biggest Win

The Philippines' football team have won the game against the defending champion, Vietnam, last Sunday during the Suzuki Cup which is hosted by Vietnam.  Azkals also got a tie game against Singapore giving the Azkals the lead in their group.

This is the biggest win for the Philippines so far since we started joining the Soccer competition.  All of their opponents are one of the strongest teams around asia (Strongest football teams are Japan and South Korea), and by defeating these countries, the Philippines will start to make a name for itself.

I'm a big fan of soccer and I've always dream about our country's team to be in the world cup series.  By winning these Asian cups, I am confident that we will climb up the ladder going up in the largest and greatest game of all...World Cup Finals.  Keep it up Azkals! We love you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kali, Arnis, Eskrima

This is a Filipino martial arts that is well-known around the world.  Oftenly mistaken as different arts, kali, eskrima, and arnis are the same and just being called differently depending on the location: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and Abroad.  This martial arts used to be a secret art and exlusive to Filipinos only.

This martial arts is specialized in weapons using sticks and knives.  In contrary to most martial arts, the student is first trained to use weapons, and after mastering all weapons and weapons tactics, that's the only time hand to hand combat will be taught.  The idea behind it is because, according to the masters, weapons are just extensions of arms and hands, so after learning the use of weapons, muscle memory is already present and the same techniques apply in hand to hand combat.

The unarmed combat of this martial art is as dangerous as with the use of weapons.  The fighting style is a close body combat with combinations of locking, grabbing, striking, and aikido-like moves.  Only a few martial arts use this unusual technique of going towards the enemy to get a foot-closer to counter and strike.  One popular martial arts that uses the same concept is Wing Chun, the other one is a powerful Japanese martial arts that is secretly taught to a few chosen ones, I can't mention the art because my friend might kill me (I've seen them in actual fights and you guys won't believe me if I say they can fight up to 4 bigger people at once and knock them out in just 4 seconds or less...see, you don't believe me so no further discussions).

Westerners adopted this great martial arts, and a lot of countries trained their soldiers using this, examples would be Russia's special armed forces and the Navy Seals of America.  A lot of actors in hollywood have trained under this art as well.  To name some movies that Kali/Arnis/Eskrima was used; Bourne Series starred by Matt Damon, and Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downy Jr.

Another Pinoy pride!!

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