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A Radiant Digital View: Mga Kapuso, Social Media Tips for 2011

Kapuso Abroad: Making and Building a Social Media Community Worldwide
This content curation, originally meant for GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International’s KAPUSO ABROAD community and subscribers worldwide (I’m a public relations consultant, a.k.a. “marketing help,” for GMA Network, Inc. for the US) has been around for a few months. This time, I’m adding it to my blog so there is a greater reach. Not everything is in here — and you are not expected to use all of them. Even I don’t use everything (not right away!).

My sister, @momblogger, and my niece, @darthlaurian, have been extremely helpful all these years in helping me build my non-techie skills — for our higher good!

Pick and choose your mediums for being “social” and “wired.”

Enjoy!


Mga Bisaya, Bisdak, Cebuano: Here’s the Philippine National Anthem, NASUDNONG AWIT, Lyrics by Jess Vestil

Battle of Mactan - Photo by Dionesio Grava (taken from Fort San Pedro, Cebu)
National Flag of the Philippines

Thank you to Dionesio Grava and the rest of the Facebook group, Mga Bisaya, for answering my question about the Visayan version of “Lupang Hinirang” (Tagalog) or the Philippine National Anthem.

NASUDNONG AWIT
Lirika ni Jess Vestil
(Pasalamat ngadto ni HG sa Bisaya group)

Yutang tabunon
Mutya nga masilakon
Putling bahandi
Amo kang gimahal.

Mithing gisimba
Yuta s’ mga bayani
Sa manglulupig
Among panalipdan. Ang mga bungtod mo ug lapyahan
Ang langit mong bughaw
Nagahulad sa awit, lamdag sa
Kaliwat tang gawas

Silaw sa adlaw ug bitoon
Sa nasudnong bandila
Nagatimaan nga buhion ta
Hugpong nga di maluba.

Yutang maanyag, duyan ka sa pagmahal
Landong sa langit ang dughan mo;
Pakatam-ison sa anak mong nagtukaw
Kon mamatay man sa ngalan mo!

Philippine National Flag by Dionesio Grava

:-)

July 9, 2011: Here is the Lupang Hinirang from GMA Network, Inc. (I am a Public Relations Consultant for GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and the forthcoming GMA News TV International Edition). Go to GMAPinoyTV.com — and if you haven’t subscribed yet, all the information is right there!

May 27, 2011: A Pilipino Culture Night (PCN) with Mabuhay Cultural Club at JTS Northside Community Center


US 2010 Census Data Results for the Asian Population & the Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Population


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS CONTACT:

Mita del Fierro
Vice President – External Affairs, FACCGN
[email protected]
[email protected]

New FPACC Chapter Chamber Conducts Major Summit as “Not Business As Usual”

Las Vegas, NV, May 12, 2011 — The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) held its Business Summit last May 6-8, 2011 at the spacious residence of Mita del Fierro, a prominent Kangen Water distributor and trainer, at D’Aria Development by Plasim Luxury Homes, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The semi-annual summit, themed as “Building Synergistic Bridges Toward Prosperity,” also marked the May 6, 2011 inauguration of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Nevada’s (FACCGN) officers and board of directors, headed by Jocelyn Duldulao, an owner of multiple businesses in Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Hawaii. FACCGN’s Vice President for External Affairs, Mita del Fierro, greeted the Summit’s guests to her home while NaFFAA Nevada’s State Chair, Amie Belmonte, gave the invocation. Commissioner Rozita Lee, a community advocate and NaFFAA’s Vice Chair Emerita, installed the officers. Special commendations from US Senator Harry Reid were also given to the newly-organized group. FACCGN board members, Ron Cabildo and Chris Gayoso, provided the “Best of Las Vegas” entertainment that night.

Key community advocates and business leaders graced the event. Seen among the guests were Bernie Benito, Leo Belmonte, Vic Esquivel, Nadia Arroyo, and Myrna Alforque.

In The Beginning

The FACCGN was born from key business leaders’ desires to have an organization that would service not only existing businesses but help future entrepreneurs establish their businesses.
The new officers felt that existing local agencies and programs did not provide enough cultural competence and intrinsic activities that would enhance their businesses and manifest their intentions in expanding their ventures here and abroad.

Jocelyn Duldulao, FACCGN’s president, provided provocative insights during her May 6 inaugural address. She asked the audience: (1) Do you believe that this is the right time to connect the dots between communities, not only here in the US, but throughout the world?; (2) Do you believe that this is the right time to find our true identity in our community and throughout the world?; and (3) Do you believe that this is the right time to find our identity as true Filipinos?

“I do have a great responsibility. When I say ‘Responsibility,’ I mean ‘the ability to respond,’ the ability to respond when called to great duty,” Jocelyn pointed out.

Aside from enumerating the intangible qualities of effective leadership such as having a great heart and a caring attitude, Jocelyn emphasized the importance of supporting for the future and the children who would inherit their legacy. She stressed the need to set differences aside and to work hard.

Jocelyn gave the guests a glimpse of FACCGN’s future. She stated that “Membership grew within a week from six members to over 26 members. We will identify the mastermind alliance that this chamber can put together.”

FACCGN’s mission statement was also shared with the audience. “The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Nevada believes in the synergistic community of businesses committed to creating and providing viable economic opportunities which shall benefit all members of society.”

Jocelyn defined “synergy” as “our synchronized energies for the betterment of our future, synchronized energies that will drive this chamber to become the bridge to our Motherland.”

FACCGN is planning its community outreach about its much-anticipated Training Institute that will help small businesses thrive in the marketplace. The group is also excited that it can become a central resource for information and education about grants or preparing businesses to become seasoned limited liability corporations eligible for other business programs and resources.

Chamber Deals with Tougher Economic Times Ahead

FPACC, together with its host, FACCGN, attacked head-on the issue of recession and its effects in the community. A diverse speaker line-up on May 7, 2011 focused on knowledge, tools, and techniques in dealing with a “Recession Environment” which included Noel Casimiro, Director and Past President of the Filipino American Professionals Association, who spoke about “Effective Communication: A Successful Business Begins with a Strong Customer Relationship Plan,” Lorna Dietz, GMA Pinoy TV’s Public Relations Consultant, who tackled “Building Community through Media & Social Media,” and Commissioner Rozita Lee who educated the delegates and guests about the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Workshops included: (1) “Building An Entrepreneurial Community To Cope With A Recession Environment” with financial adviser Ranier Galgana; (2) “Business Plans that Serve Business Organizations,” moderated by Robert Henry, FACCGN’s Executive Vice President, with panelists Ron Cabildo, Chris Gayoso, Maria Henry, and Christie Garcia; and (3) “A Women’s Forum on Business,” moderated by Cynthia Deriquito, participated by panelists Josie Golla, Dina Collins, Emma Williams, Mita del Fierro, Maria Henry, Jocelyn Duldulao, and Commissioner Rozita Lee.

A welcome treat for the summit’s Saturday event was the appearance of Vanessa Bayot, the 17-year old Las Vegas singer who wowed the delegates with her pop and Filipino songs. Vanessa had auditioned a couple of years ago for American Idol but couldn’t qualify because of the then-age requirement. Prior to Vanessa singing before the delegates, she had performed for Manny Pacquiao.

The Evening Gala on May 7, 2011 opened with awards for the Business Summit’s volunteers. The guests enjoyed the Pacquiao vs. Mosely boxing match on a 118-inch screen and properly celebrated boxer Manny Pacquiao’s victory with dancing, karaoke, kulintang performances, and the “Pangalay” dance (or Fingernail Dance, a courtship dance from the Tausug area featuring the Janggay long nails worn by the women) which included audience participation.

Sunday morning was devoted to “Leadership Training Bootcamp” to properly set up the organization: effective communications during meetings, leadership development, community development, master planning the future development of FACCGN, and action plans. The week after the event was also devoted to a series of daily bootcamps for board members and members.

The FPACC Business Summit was moderated by FPACC’s Strategic Planner and Facilitator, Ben Menor.

FPACC: Bridging the River of Change

FPACC’s treasurer, Cindy Flores, provided the summit’s participants with an overview of what a typical chamber of commerce’s experience is like, especially for the chapters that are members of the Federation. Bert Golla, FPACC’s VP of Finance, talked about the FPACC Foundation which was formed to effectively serve the Filipino communities in the US and the Philippines.

The FPACC Business Summit’s sponsors were also acknowledged. Among them were GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, media sponsor; FreshPrintz Las Vegas; Red Rocks Tents; Joy’s Restaurant; Jollibee; Red Ribbon Bakeshop; Seafood City Supermarket; Chowking; TSS Grill; Manila Sunshine; Tonie Sison; Bernie Benito; Cynthia Deriquito; Sammy Farah; Nadia C. Jurani, Esq., LLC; and AutoXtreme, LLC.

Announcements about the upcoming FPACC Bi-National Convention on August 18-20, 2011 in Portland, Oregon were also disseminated. For more information about the convention, visit
http://bit.ly/f6xZ44. For more information about FPACC, please email [email protected] or visit http://FPACC.com.

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In the photos:

Mita Del Fierro VP External Affairs, Maria Henry Member, Robert Henry Exec VP, Jocelyn Duldulao President, Christie Garcia Treasurer, Ron Cabildo VP Internal Affairs, Chris Gayoso Secretary, Commissioner Rozita Lee Member, Ben Menor Member

Millennial Music: All About Asian American and Pacific Islander Musical Artists and Performers


Boxing: Nonito “Flash” Donaire

I remember exactly when I met Nonito “Flash” Donaire. It was at the special luncheon that the organizers of the 2007 Pistahan Festival in San Francisco. Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton introduced us. Oh yes, I got his email address at that time, too! Why do I remember this? It’s because when we chatted, he had crouched, semi-kneeling on the floor beside my seat while he shared his story about a recent fight wherein he had won. I look forward to getting more stories about “Flash” so I can include them in this news curation.

Nonito Donaire: April 10, 2011 Honoree – Assemblywoman Fiona Ma’s district representative, Genevieve Jopanda, presents a certificate of recognition to Nonito Donaire Jr., though the champion is attending to his schedule in Las Vegas, his family accepts the honor on his behalf. (Photo, courtesy of Raymond Virata)


Updates on Dancing with the Stars, Season 12: Cheryl Burke and Chris Jericho

From Sherri Burke, via email:

Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:15 AM
Subject: Happy Easter! Watch our Tango this week.
To: undisclosed recipients

Happy Easter!

I hope the Easter Bunny was kind to everyone and that you had a fabulous weekend and Spring Break!

Chris and I have been hard at work perfecting our Tango for Guilty Pleasures week and I think you’ll love what we’ve done. We were busy with interviews and commitments but we spent many hours practicing as well. You can catch us on Ellen on Monday, I always love being on her show!

I got to catch up with Mike Catherwood last week too as I was a guest on his show with Dr Drew, Loveline. I think his skills are definitely as a host rather than a dancer!

Thank you all for keeping us alive each week and don’t forget to vote!

Xoxo

Cheryl

P.S.
To vote for Chris and me, call 800-868-3409 or log on to http://www.abc.com. You are allowed to vote multiple times equal to the number of celebrities on the show, 7 this week. Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online polls will open at the top of each performance show. Phone and text lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting will remain open until 11:00am (Eastern Time)/8:00am (Pacific Time) on the day of the results show.

Please follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/CherylBurke and Chris Jericho http://twitter.com/IAmJericho.

FROM LORNA:

I checked YouTube for some of their videos. Yehey!

THE DANCES:

INTERVIEWS:


At Seasons, Milpitas: It’s FREE Philippine Folk Dance and Music Lessons by Kawayan Folk Arts

Kawayan Folk Arts at Seasons Marketplace at Landess, Milpitas - FREE Philippine Folk Dance Lessons Spring 2011
Kawayan Folk Arts at Seasons Marketplace at Landess, Milpitas - FREE Philippine Folk Dance Lessons Spring 2011


Radiation and Holistic Health Remedies

Sanny Leviste, VisualMoment.com - Angels Fly Over San Francisco

The shortened URL of this blog posting is http://bit.ly/hz0FCX.

Is there a huge possibility that “the winds of change” laden with radioactive particles (from the earthquake in Japan) will reach the United States? Do you remember the Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines many years ago when scientists tracked the “lahar” travelling around the world? Perhaps it’s good to be prepared for whatever happens — and pray nothing disastrous comes up.