David Sutherland at Asia CEO Forum

David Sutherland runs what may be the largest local charitable organization active in the Philippines. ICM (International Care Ministries) focuses on transforming the lives of the ultrapoor – people earning less than Php20.00 (US 0.50 cents) per day. You have not heard of ICM in the past but the organization is set to become globally recognized because of the success they are having now in this country.

They are already active in 5,000 communities. Their goal is to expand their services to TRANSFORM EVERY SINGLE BARANGAY in Visayas and Mindanao by the end of the decade. The result will be to rise up the entire nation from the bottom of the pyramid and end forever the hunger, disease, fear and hopelessness that millions of Filipinos face every day.

See David Sutherland, CEO of ICM, at Asia CEO Forum on Thursday, August 6 at the beautiful Makati Diamond Residences.

Register now at www.asia-ceo.org


ASIA CEO TALK: Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr.

Hear leading presidential candidate, Senator Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos Jr. on July 29, 2015 for a special luncheon at the Marriott Hotel Manila (beside Resorts World).

With a 25-year career of serving the Filipino people and one of the most storied political dynasties behind him, strategists are more and more predicting a Marcos victory in the 2016 election. They expect a crowded field of candidates and the resulting split of voting blocks will impact all candidates except for Marcos who will retain his traditional support.

Will your vote be for Bongbong Marcos in the upcoming election?

Join us and decide for yourself.

Register now at www.asia-talks.com

Asia CEO Talk is a regular luncheon series featuring prominent non-business speakers making a difference in Philippines and Asia.


Tree Top Adventure: Think Green 2015 at Subic on July 31, 2015

Think Green 2015, this time at Subic. On July 31, 2015 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 NN, Tree Top Adventure- Subic Branch will hold its 3rd Annual Tree Planting Event at Pastolan Village to be attended by Ecology Center, SBMA Tourism and Red Cross Olongapo Chapter. This is one of Tree Top’s highlight for its Corporate Social Responsibility.

Since the establishment of Tree Top Adventure’s first branch located at JEST Area Upper Mau Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone last 2008, a total of 3,000 trees were planted. For years now, Tree Top Adventure held different Tree Planting Events. The first one is at Tree Top Adventure forest in which it was attended by the employees of Tree Top Adventure. Just last year, Tree Top Adventure was able to invite the children from PredaFoundation to join the Tree Planting Event.

Tree Top Adventure is the only motorized zipline in the Philippines and the only one with motorized team building facilities. Feel the breeze, take a deep breath and slow down with our Canopy and Funicular in which you’ll be seated on cable chairs. Tree Top also have the Superman Ride in which you’ll be going once backwards and once forwards, Silver Surfer in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and you’ll be going up and down for three cycles, the Parachute fall in which you’ll be slowly going up and then fall suddenly for two times and the Tree Drop in which you’ll be suspended parallel to the ground and you’ll be falling as fast as two to three seconds.
From a variety of ziplines, whether seated down, standing up, Superman style and even free falling, Tree Top Adventure’s activities will surely quench your adrenaline rush and teaches a lesson in defying one’s limit.

Tree Top Adventure offers activities which are one with nature. From outdoor activities considered as the only motorized ziplines in the Philippines to twelve motorized team building facilities considered as the only in the Philippines, one would surely not just have its fill of adrenaline rush, but share and appreciate the wonder of nature.

For more information, you could contact 09166299381. You could also visit our website www.treetopadventureph.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/treetopadventurecamp and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH.


TRAVEL: Zoomanity Group presents Zootopia Ski Resort Japan

Soon in the market, Zootopia Ski Resort at Nagano, Japan will be launched under the hotel and theme park management of Zoomanity Group, the leader in producing zoo and hotel facilities in the Philippines. True to the vision of the company to expand from 5 theme parks to 24, Zoomanity Group known for managing Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite and Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol is preparing to launch 3-4 theme parks before 2018 and headed by Robert Laurel Yupangco, the theme park management guru.

For Zootopia, the company just purchased 11 rooms and plan to buy the whole facility and prepared to treat the Japan visitors and tourists to an experience they will never forget to try the following activities; Ski (Dragon Slider, Snow Strider, Snow Bike, Snow Tubing, Buggy and Snow Rafting), Snow Monkeys encounter, trip to Zenkoji and Kiyomizudera and Tokyo for as low as $999.00 per head for 5 Days and 4 Nights Itinerary at Dia Palace, Iiyama.

Situated in the far north of Nagano Prefecture, Iiyama city is Japan's eternal home town, where nostalgic scenery depicted in songs like Furusato and Oborozukiyo can still be found. Amidst the region's rich natural landscape, a unique history and culture, sense of tradition, and kindness has flourished. With elegant streets lined with temples, deep forests and highlands, and specialty produce each season, the area is full of charming attractions.
In addition, the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) line between Nagano City and Kanazawa City will begin running in the spring of 2015, and a new train station in Iiyama will be opened. With this launch, it will be easier to get to Iiyama from anywhere in Japan, and we hope to welcome many more travelers.

For more information, email your inquiries to grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph or text/call 09166299381. TAG Media and Public Relations is the Marketing & Branding arm of Zoomanity Group under the Yupangco Group of Companies.


Archie King: King of Humanitarian, an Inspiration

Engr. Grace Nicolas Bondad: I met Archie King in 2013 and yes, overwhelmed with his presence and amazed with his passion in helping the indigent ones.  The success of his businesses made him well known but the real success according to the people he worked with was on how he treated everyone equally, but that's not even a glimpse of why we love Archie King, he has been such an inspiration, worked on several projects that we hoped would help our country.

Here are some of them:
1. Gawad Kalinga
- Under the Angelo King Foundation with various projects for sustainable development.
- 70 Multipurpose Halls all over, 2 villages, one in San Remigio Antique and one ongoing in Candoni, Negros Occidental.
- Under his personal account, he put up the Arch-Angel Center for Arts and Culture at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm. The center was created to Celebrate the shared history; honor the friendship and partnership with Archie King; provide a space where the community can meet and discuss; a space for values formation and capacity building.

2. Haribon Foundation
- This is a foundation close to his heart as it was founded by his mother, Belen King.
- The foundation that takes care of the almost extinct Philippine Eagle.

3. Chosen Children Village

- Chosen Children Village is a sanctuary for children with special needs and Archie built one of the cottages that houses the kids.
- He also supports thru various fund raisers and when the village was hit by a super typhoon, he sent materials to help renovate.

4. St. Martin De Porres Charity Hospital
- Another project of Belen King, this hospital provided care for those in need.
- Thru AKFI, they recently renovated a ward for the hospital.

These are just few of his projects and will be continued by the King's family. This actually caught my attention on why those who are helping sincerely the people are the ones gone too early. Nothing to do now but to thank Sir Archie King for touching everyone's hearts.