Christmas, blogging, events
Photo Credit to Ruel Umali

It was a night of great fun, awesome giveaways, delicious food and meeting new friends at the 2016 Christmas party of the Filipino Bloggers Network {FBN}, one of the most active bloggers group in the country, in cooperation with MetroBuzz Bloggers held at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant in Mandaluyong City last December 28, 2016.

Blogger members took the opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old friends they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands also graced their event and personally thank bloggers, online writers and influencers who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has more than 1,800 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz led by its admin Lariza Garcia, the annual event has become even more bigger on its fourth run.

Christmas, blogging, events

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors

St. Nicholas Catering & Restaurant ~ Mandaluyong’s newest food craze. Experience quality but affordable dining experience at Barangay Plainview. Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 12am. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/st.nicholasresto.

Acer PH ~ Founded in 1976 with a mission to break the barriers between people and technology by offering innovative and leading technology products, empowering people to achieve their goals. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/AcerPH.

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. {AMPR} ~ A full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/AMPRInc or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and via email at ampr.consultancy@gmail.com.

Goodah!!! ~ The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Contact {02}966.7582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at www.goodah.com.ph.

Gardenia ~ Offers a wide array of superior bakery products including white, wheat and health breads, flavored loaves, pandesal and snack items like snack cakes, muffins and toasts. Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/gardeniaph.

IMComms Mavens ~ A full service marketing communications agency that integrates traditional and current marketing strategies to be able to provide Clients a strategic communications plan. Follow them on Facebook at hfacebook.com/imcmavens.

UNO Premier ~ A dynamic marketing company that derived its innovative business model from a very long history and foundation of leadership, management and entrepreneurial vision. UNO Premier’s mother company, UNO, started rising 10 years ago and blossomed throughout the network marketing industry like rapid fire. For more information, visit the website at www.unopremier.com. Like/follow their social media accounts: Facebook Page: facebook.com/UNOPremierOfficialSite; Instagram: @unopremierofficial and on Twitter: @UNOPremier_PH.

Dearberry Philippines ~ The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. Dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”. Their products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP. Follow DearberryPH on Facebook at facebook.com/dearberry.ph or visit their website,  dearberryphilippines.com for updates and promos.

JJEMM Transient House ~ A fully furnished apartment unit located in Balanga City, Bataan. If you’re planning on visiting the beautiful province of Bataan to enjoy scenic views and awesome tourist spots, JJEMM Transient House is here to welcome and provide accommodation for your stay. This is best for couples, backpackers, budget travellers, families and group travellers. Situated in a subdivision in Balanga City,Bataan and 5-7 minutes away from public market. Learn more by following them on Facebook: facebook.com/pg/jjemmtransienthouse . Contact them at email address: jjemmtransienthouse@gmail.com and mobile number: 0998.882.8300.

Mondelez ~ Maker of some of the best-known snacks brands around the globe. Their 15 global Power Brands in biscuits, chocolate and gum & candy are expected to drive 70 percent of company’s growth going forward:
Biscuits: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, belVita, Club Social and Barni.
Chocolate: Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk.
Gum & Candy: Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs.
Follow Mondelez on Facebook ~ facebook.com/mondelezinternational for updates.

Oppo Philippines ~ A global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile internet service in over 20 countries such as the United States, China, Australia and many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Follow them on Facebook – facebook.com/OPPOPH for promos and updates.

Aster Medical Centre Philippines ~ A part of Aster DM Healthcare network. Our multi-specialty centre is staffed with 50+ doctors and highly skilled nurses and staff who work together to take care of you and your loved ones. Aster DM Healthcare encompasses more than 10,000 employees, 1300+ doctors, 290 establishments of compassionate care and JCI accredited diagnostic centres in Dubai, India, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and now Bahrain. Like them on Facebook – facebook.com/AsterDMHPhilippines.

BrandSpeak Asia Inc. ~ a privately owned, independent public relations corporation created and managed by a team of young, dynamic and vibrant professionals committed to a shared passion: the integration of unique and creative thinking. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/brandspeakasia.

Comm & Sense ~ one of the first marketing communications agencies in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions. More information at www.commsenseinc.com or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/CommAndSense.

OCI Group ~ Providing well integrated and strategic communications for your company. Delivering results that are responsive and puts great value in your investment. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/ocigroupph.

OTHER BRAND PARTNERS

Novuhair ~ Like the common factors that spawn hair loss, finding the right solution to your hair woes is one confusing process that could only worsen the trouble. Before, most of the products available in the market offer empty promises, temporary and even expensive solutions to address the problem of hair loss. Now, nature has provided a safe and effective solution, NOVUHAIR® – NATURE’S ANSWER TO HAIR LOSS! Like Novuhair on Facebook at facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial

Unilab ~ The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Follow Unilab on Facebook at facebook.com/Unilab.

Happy Cliniquefacebook.com/happycliniquePH
E-Prime Skincarefacebook.com/profile.php?id=100010909299776
Skin Stationfacebook.com/skinstationph
Gluta/Regroefacebook.com/MinoxidilRegroe
Vistaland ~ vistaland.com.ph/index.php
Manang’s Chicken ~ facebook.com/manangschicken
Mplifyfacebook.com/mplifyph
Dermcarefacebook.com/i.like.dermcare
Philcarefacebook.com/philcareph
Quims Cake ~ facebook.com/quimscakebakeshopcafe
iACADEMYfacebook.com/iACADEMY
ATC ~ facebook.com/atchealthcareph

PR PARTNERS

Havas PR ~ The first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/HavasMediaOrtega for inquiries.

M2Comms ~ As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, It’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Visit their website, m2comms.com for inquiries.

Strategic Works, Inc. ~ facebook.com/StratWorks
EON ~ facebook.com/theEONgroup
Perceptions, Inc. ~ facebook.com/Perceptions.Inc
CID Communication ~ facebook.com/CIDCommunication
Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency ~
facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy
Dazzling Celebrations PR & Events Management ~ facebook.com/dazzlingcelebrations
DDB/ Ripple 8 ~ facebook.com/DDBGroupPhilippines
PRC.Inc ~ facebook.com/PRCinc

BLOG SPONSORS

It was indeed a night of fun, prizes, and building camaraderie with our fellow bloggers and everyone had a lovely time. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially the hardworking FBN admins and event organizers, pr friends, as well as the brands and sponsors. I particularly loved the decadent cake that Comm & Sense sent, too bad I was not able to take a photo of the lovely cake. Cheers to more years of togetherness!  :-D

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mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.