Miyerkules, Abril 3, 2024

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) National President at Rising Tigers Magazine Signing





On April 2, 2024, The National Bookstore­ in SM Megamall was buzzing with excitement as Rising Tigers Magazine, led by Engr. Grace­ Bondad Nicolas, held its grand magazine anniversary launch and signing event. This gathering brought together prominent leaders and personalitie­s, adding prestige to the occasion.




One highlight was the presence of distinguished leaders, including Consul Enunina Mangio, the­ esteemed National President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), known for he­r tireless efforts to advance the country's economic growth. Renowned for her close ties with business and Diplomatic Corps and as business and economic adviser to President Bong Bong Marcos Jr., accompanying him on various business trips, her presence highlighted the magazine's dedication to featuring individuals shaping the nation's future.





Consul Nina Mangio, is a true example of nation-building. With her unwavering commitment and tireless efforts, Consul Mangio has become a symbol of empowerment and progress in the community. Her presence at the event not only added prestige but also inspired aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs.


The launch of Rising Tigers Magazine marked an important milestone, representing the publication's pledge to showcase the stories of those driving positive change in society. Engr. Grace Bondad- Nicolas, the driving force behind the magazine, expressed gratitude to all attendees for their steadfast support and emphasized the significance of collaboration in fostering a brighter future for the nation.


Featured leaders who attended the signing includes the following;




•H.E. Malaysia Ambassador Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino 

•Robert Laurel Yupangco 

•Anna Magkawas

•Sarah Deloraya Mateo 

•Rayla Allertsen 

•Bea Lim 

•Monette Hamlin

•Riza Shanti Lim 

•Rhoda Caliwara Castro 

•Myrna Yao 


Attendees were able to have their magazine signed by the leaders who graced the event which in turn gave them something physical they could keep after they left. It was the feeling of excitement mixed with hope for the future that filled the air as well as conversations among different people in the same place while waiting for me to say something new. 


There seems to exist an increasing interest in forums that recognize the accomplishments and inputs from the Filipino commanders, and this is evident from how the launch event of the magazine took place in The National Bookstore, SM Megamall. It is anticipated that with its quality content and dedication to being the best, Rising Tigers Magazine will become a source of motivation for many years thus affecting lives positively and encouraging them to aim higher.


The event was attended also by Dr. Elton See Tan, Andrew Nicolas and Remy Bondad who are all part of Board of Advisers of Rising Tigers. 


As the event drew to a close, attendees departed with a renewed sense of purpose and a deeper appreciation for the power of unity and collaboration in driving progress. With Rising Tigers Magazine leading the way, the future looks brighter for the Philippines and its people.

Huwebes, Marso 28, 2024

Making HerStory





Rising Tigers Magazine will have the first magazine signing at National Bookstore, SM Megamall on April 2, 2024 and headed by it’s Editor-In-Chief and President, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas. 


Grace just launched her very own Coffee Table Book last February 10, 2024 at the same venue, her second launch after 2021. 


Rising Tigers is the most circulated business and lifestyle magazine in National Bookstores right now and also at Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounges. 


The April 2 event is just one of the so many launches under Rising Tigers for this year to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia through the stories of these leaders. Confirmed to attend are the  following; 




•His Excellency Malaysia Ambassador Dato Malik Melvin Castelino 

•Enunina Mang̃io

•Myrna Tang Yao

•Robert Laurel Yupangco

•Sarah Deloraya Mateo 

•Anna Magkawas

•Rayla Allertsen

•Rhoda Castro Caliwara

•Monette Ituralde Hamlin 

•Bea Lim 

•Riza Shanti Lim 


At the launch, family, friends and business partners of these leaders will have the chance to meet and ask them about their challenges and success. A very rare gathering of leaders from different industries in one roof. 


For pre order of the current issue, call or email at 09778978877, president@rising-tigers.asia

Huwebes, Pebrero 22, 2024

4 RTD beverages from Philippine Tablea now out





The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) is launched four new variants of its Ready-to-Drink (RTD) native chocolate product line. 


Developed by the Institute’s Food Processing Division (FPD), these

shelf-stable drinks was introduced during a product press launch on 22 February 2024 in Bicutan, Taguig City.


The four variants are developed from the Philippine tablea (pronounced as tableya) or tablea de batirol, sikwate or tablea-eh, a native Filipino tsokolate drink traditionally prepared in a pot over medium fire and stirred using a batirol to produce a frothy drink. (A batirol is a  wooden tool used to mix the drink before serving to prevent bits of tablea from sinking to the bottom of the pot.)


These are made from three basic ingredients: pure, finely ground cacao beans that is molded into a ball called tablea, water, and sugar.   The use of pure tablea gives the drink a rich, dark, and bitter chocolate flavor. 


The following are the different variants formulated to address specific consumer needs: 




1.  RTD Dairy-Based Tablea – a chocolate drink for people who wants to enjoy the full benefits of whole milk.

A ready to drink chocolate bevéage made from premium Philippine Tablea. This product is sweetened with sugar and the addition of full cream milk creates a rich and creamy consistency









2. RTD Lactose-Free Tablea – formulated for lactose intolerant people who cannot consume regular milk. A shelf chocolate drink prepared from Tablea concentrate.

This dark chocolate beverage is a decadent drink with the right balance of bitter and sweet and can be consumed either hot or cold.





3.  RTD Vegan Tablea – provides the consumers the relaxation of drinking a chocolate beverage using plant-based milk without using dairy. Rich and creamy beverage is a fully plant-based chocolate drink, Philippine tablea and sweetened with cane sugar.




4.  RTD Vegan/Sugar-free Tablea – ideal for sugar-sensitive (diabetic) consumers and people who are restricting their carbohydrate intake.

This smooth and rich vegan, and sugar-free chocolate drink is made from premium Philippine tablea, plant-based milk and sweetened with non-nutritive sweeteners.


 (FPD-ITDI\\ ITDI S&T Media Service)









Linggo, Pebrero 11, 2024

Profiles of Excellence by Grace Bondad Nicolas Book Launch




February 10, 2024 - President of Tag Media Group Grace Bondad Nicolas recently had a Grand launched of her book 'Profiles of Excellence' at National Bookstore SM Megamall. 





Media partners and VVIPs attended the event to show full support, namely Thailand Ambassador H.E Tull Traisorat, Malaysian Ambassador H.E Dato Malik Abdul Castellino, Comelec Chairman George Erwin Mojica Garcia, LandCo President Ericson Manzano, Fiorgelato and Kurimi Founder Richie Cuna, President of ADM Consultancy Atty. Arnel Mateo, President of SPD Jobs Sarah Mateo, Tag Media CEO Andrew Troy Nicolas, Rising Tigers Magazine CMO Andria Terese Nicolas, PCCI President Nina Mangio, President of Yupangco Group of Companies Robert Laurel Yupangco, President of E-Hotels Dr. Elton See Tan, Founders of Pizza Haus Edison and Dorothy Chen, Chef Julianne Bernardo of JCuppacakes, Romania Consul Sergio Ortiz -Luis Jr and Founder of Mernels Chocolate Cake Merle Balicao.




Grace Bondad Nicolas co-founded Tag Media Group and the President of the most-distributed Business and Lifestyle Magazine in the Philippines Rising Tigers Magazine which is currently in National Bookstore branches and all Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge. The book is composed with the stories of the Leaders that have been featured by Asia Leaders Awards and Rising Tigers Magazine.




About the Book - 

Time is of the essence and that’s why these leaders who are making an impact in this generation selflessly from different industries are making sure that they are working tirelessly not just only for the organizations they belong but also for nation-building.   




Profiles of Excellence offers a rare glimpse into the mindset, habits, and methods that have helped these individuals find success in their professional or personal lives. Through interview and the vantage points of the author, in her own imagination, she compiled the stories and made it into the 2nd coffee table book under her visionary mind.


The event was sponsored by Kurimi, MerNels and Illos Party Trays.




Linggo, Pebrero 4, 2024

Profiles of Excellence Second Coffee Table Book of Par Excellence Entrepreneur Grace Bondad Nicolas

 



Founder & Publisher of  Rising Tigers Magazine & Asia Leaders Awards Grace Bondad Nicolas will launch her second Coffee Table Book "Profiles of Excellence" in National Bookstore Megamall at 2PM on February 10, 2024 her natal day.


ABOUT PROFILES OF EXCELLENCE 

These leaders believe in the saying that "Time is Gold" and can't be retrieved with such a perspective that’s why they are making an impact in this generation selflessly, coming from different industries and making sure that they are working tirelessly not just only for the organizations they belong too but also for nation building and having in mind social responsibility.


The legacy is imperative. These leaders must not be forgotten. Same as the leaders that we are looking up these days, local or international, whether we like it or not, they are shaping the future. 


In this coffee table book, award-winning serial entrepreneur Grace Bondad Nicolas  interviews  Asia’s emerging leaders, high profile entrepreneurs, and captains from different industries in her Rising Tigers Magazine and Asia Leaders Awards to inspire the readers, learn valuable insights and to emulate the featured icons. Sharing it also and compiled in this book to reach more audience and to inspire more. 


What Grace learns is that these great leaders  are no different from the rest of us. They are hustling, they shared same challenges but they arrived triumphantly. Billionaires or not, they are successful on what they are doing. Well, success sometimes is mindset but we have measurements of success. 


They, too, come from all walks of life. They have bad ideas. They doubt themselves but they surrounded themselves with equally great leaders to support them. They fail mostly but still keeps on fighting for the goal they want to achieve. At the end, more successful than they ever imagine. That’s how these leaders inspire the nation. Whether from business or public service, all of them are the icons of this generation. 


Profiles of Excellence offers a rare glimpse into the mindset, habits, and methods that have helped these individuals find success in their professional or personal lives. Through interview and the vantage points of the author, in her own imagination, she compiled the stories and made it into the 2nd coffee table book under her visionary mind.

Profiles of Excellence Second Coffee Table Book of Par Excellence Entrepreneur Grace Bondad Nicholas

 



Founder & Publisher of  Rising Tigers Magazine & Asia Leaders Awards Grace Bondad Nicolas will launch her second Coffee Table Book "Profiles of Excellence" in National Bookstore Megamall at 2PM on February 10, 2024 her natal day.


ABOUT PROFILES OF EXCELLENCE 

These leaders believe in the saying that "Time is Gold" and can't be retrieved with such a perspective that’s why they are making an impact in this generation selflessly, coming from different industries and making sure that they are working tirelessly not just only for the organizations they belong too but also for nation building and having in mind social responsibility.


The legacy is imperative. These leaders must not be forgotten. Same as the leaders that we are looking up these days, local or international, whether we like it or not, they are shaping the future. 


In this coffee table book, award-winning serial entrepreneur Grace Bondad Nicolas  interviews  Asia’s emerging leaders, high profile entrepreneurs, and captains from different industries in her Rising Tigers Magazine and Asia Leaders Awards to inspire the readers, learn valuable insights and to emulate the featured icons. Sharing it also and compiled in this book to reach more audience and to inspire more. 


What Grace learns is that these great leaders  are no different from the rest of us. They are hustling, they shared same challenges but they arrived triumphantly. Billionaires or not, they are successful on what they are doing. Well, success sometimes is mindset but we have measurements of success. 


They, too, come from all walks of life. They have bad ideas. They doubt themselves but they surrounded themselves with equally great leaders to support them. They fail mostly but still keeps on fighting for the goal they want to achieve. At the end, more successful than they ever imagine. That’s how these leaders inspire the nation. Whether from business or public service, all of them are the icons of this generation. 


Profiles of Excellence offers a rare glimpse into the mindset, habits, and methods that have helped these individuals find success in their professional or personal lives. Through interview and the vantage points of the author, in her own imagination, she compiled the stories and made it into the 2nd coffee table book under her visionary mind.

Huwebes, Pebrero 1, 2024

Rising Tigers: Filipino-owned Magazine goes to Taiwan.




The Top Executives of a proudly Filipino-owned Magazine Rising Tigers went to one of Asia’s Tiger Countries, Taiwan. 




According to the Corporate Finance Institute, Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers that have steadily retained a high rate of economic growth since the 1960s, joining the ranks of the richest countries in the world. Taiwan is one of the pioneers in the manufacture of electronic components and computers. The country’s economic growth became a model for developing nations, specifically Southeast Asia’s Tiger Cub Economies, namely the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.


The Top Executives of Rising Tigers Andrew Troy Nicolas, Grace Bondad Nicolas, Andria Terese Nicolas, and Alexa Tracy Nicolas flew to Taiwan sponsored by the flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL).




The Finest way to fly is with Philippine Airlines




Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge has the most exclusive and Business class passengers, Mabuhay Miles Million Miller, Mabuhay Miles Premier Elite, and Mabuhay Miles Elite have access to the Lounge. Recently, Philippine Airlines unveiled its Super Mabuhay Lounge at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. The Lounge is designed by Atelier Almario which can accommodate 294 people.


Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines flag carrier and only full-service network airline, as well as the first commercial airline in Asia. PAL’s fleet of Boeing Airbus and De Havilland aircraft operate out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, and Davao to 32 destinations in the Philippines and 39 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, and the Middle East, Known for its hallmark heartwarming and gracious Filipino service, PAL also carries air cargo shipments and undertakes charter flights to boost Philippine tourism support the economy and service the travel needs of overseas Filipinos.


The Tallest Hotel in the City - Shangri-La Taipei




Shangri-La Far Eastern is the tallest hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. The hotel is designed with a mix of Eastern and Western touches with artworks inspired by the classical Sung Dynasty pieces. There are 43 stories in the hotel which is above Taipei’s flourishing business district, and it's an integral part of the Taipei Metro Complex. 


Located on the fashionable tree-lined Tun Hwa South Road, the hotel is convenient five minutes from the Taipei World Trade Convention and Exhibition Center, 15 minutes from Taipei Songshan Airport, and 45 minutes from Taoyuan International Airport.


Recently, the hotel has completed NT$ 1.5 Billion (approximately US$ 50 Million) renovation last May 2015, with an upgrade in all 420 guestrooms and suites, the Horizon Club Lounge, lobby, driveway as well as Lobby Court, and The Cake Room. The refurbishment

is in keeping with the hotel’s elegant surroundings that have warmly welcomed guests since 1994. Custom artwork created for the property includes “Along the River during the Qing Ming Festival”, an installation depicting the ancient capital of Kaifeng by famous Taiwanese artist Shen Cheen. It stretches across two silk scrolls, each measuring 7.2 by 1.68 meters and frames the reception area embellished with natural amazonite gemstones and equally stunning art

inspired by classical Sung dynasty pieces.




Pride of Taiwan 


Taipei 101 has been the pride of Taiwan. It is the largest engineering project ever in the history of the Taiwan construction business. Supported by many domestic businesses, the TVC Corp. was fortunate to have international experts in charge of the planning, and world-class architect C.Y. Lee was responsible for the project's design. The design of the building transcends the unit-body concept and is based on the Chinese number 8 a numeral long considered lucky in Chinese Culture.


Taiwan’s premier international shopping destination, featuring various luxury goods, fashions, and fine dining. Taipei 101 Mall has gathered together the finest and most refined dining from around the world. Taipei 101 Mall joins the ranks of world-class shopping districts such as New York’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’ Champs-Elysees, and Romes’s Via Condotti, with flagship stores and all-new design concepts to offer consumers the richest array of shopping choices.




#risingtigers #nationbuilders #Taiwan #shangrilataipei #philippineairlines

Martes, Enero 30, 2024

Launching and Induction of Task Force Kasanag Internationl Elite Group




January 29, 2024, marks the OATH TAKING of TFK Task Force Kasanag ELITE Group at  Club Filipino, City of San Juan (GreenHills). Task Force Kasanag (TFK) International Founder MR JOHN J. CHIONG, known as "Berdugo Laban sa Corrupt"., the Anti-Corruption, Anti-illegal Drugs, Anti-Criminality, Anti-Terrorism Advocate.







 Government officials and members in different field of their endeavors were in full attendance.




TFK started on 2009 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. It is a non-profit, non political organization with an aim of serving the Filipino people, focusing on peace,  community development and uplifting the lives of our countrymen.

As of to date there are 227 chapters nationwide including overseas; the like of Japan, USA, Australia.

Cristina Chong is the  Chairperson who  reiterated in her speech that " We serve the Filipinos. We are protected by God, We are the champion."




The Board of Directors includes: April Malanque, Boy Osorio, Ben Figura, Sui John Chiong. While Ambassado Arlene  Riazon the incumbent Task Force Commander in Luzon who is serving TFK for more than five years is very active and in full support of the vision and mission of the Elite group.




Medical missions, campaign against terrorism,  monitoring and upholding the rule of law, fiiling cases against government agencies that are involved in graft and corruption are some of their advocacies.




TFK lend a helping hand as well to our rebel returnies to be able to integrate themselves and start anew in our society.

Kim Siongntang liason officer together with all the members have a common goal of giving  wholeheartedly and without reservation in their  act of humanitarism.

TESDA Consultant Renato dela Cruz a new member has offered to give scholarship to the members of TFK and their children as well as to our rebel returnies which is  worth forty thousand.




For those interested in joining the group the address is 1501 Arlegui St. Malacanang Compound, Manila

Biyernes, Enero 26, 2024

VP of Tag Media Group shares the company's commitment to lift up the Philippine Economy




On January 25, 2024,  Net25 held their very first Trailblazers Awards at the EVM Convention Center.

The Awards is the first collaboration between Net25 and Tag Media Group marking a milestone for both Media Companies. 


The Awards are presented by Tag Media Group CEO Andrew Troy Nicolas and Net25 President Caesar Vallejos.





The Awardees are leaders from different industries namely Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares Author of A Sustainable Future, Ramon Ang President of San Miguel Corporation, Philippine Airlines President Capt. Stanley Ng, Comelec Chairman George Erwin Mojica Garcia, Glenda Dela Cruz CEO of Brilliant Skin, Walther Buenavista President of Shawarma Shack, George Royeca Founder of Angkas, Robert Laurel Yupangco President of Zoomanity Group, Ferdinand Vincent Co President of Puregold, Josh Mojica Owner of KangKong Chips Original, Sarah Mateo President of SPD Jobs, Dr. Elton See Tan of E-Hotels and many  more.




On a video message, the VP of Tag Media Group and CMO of Rising Tigers Magazine Andria Terese Nicolas emphasized how historical the Trailblazer Awards is for both Media Companies.





“We are grateful to collaborate with one of the leading channels on their very first Awards. Truly another historical moment has been made. With Net25, we will be able to meet our mission in growth and transformation as we go a step further this year.”


She also highlights the company’s commitment to Nation Building. 


“We need you, because we strongly believe that the most invaluable lessons we will ever know will be from experiences of our leaders, that could only reach the hearts of our citizens. We are here To provide local and global connections that would lift up the Philippine Economy. “


“To our Awardees, you have honored your people with service, and we honor you with our trust. Tag Media Group, and Net25 will continue to bring people closer, now and long into the future. After all, we are Filipinos, and we are the Rising Tigers and the Nation Builders of Asia.”


Tag Media Group is an advertising company that is 15 years in the media industry that was launched through the biggest blogging summit in the Philippines ‘Laguna Blogging Summit’ with more than 5,000 bloggers and writers attended, since then it expanded and reached different public and private companies and became an advertising consultancy company. In 2022, Tag Media Group released their very first publication, Rising Tigers Magazine. 


The Magazine became their trademark and penetrated more industries in the Philippines, with the vision of having the Country as the next Rising Tiger of Asia. Leaders from different parts of the country joined together with the shared purpose. It is currently the country’s most distributed Magazine in National Bookstore and also in all Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge.

Tag Media Group on Net25s Trailblazer Awards: The Philippines is Open for Business




On January 25, 2024,  Net25 held their very first Trailblazers Awards at the EVM Convention Center. The Awards is the first collaboration between Net25 and Tag Media Group marking a milestone for both Media Companies. 


The Awards are presented by Tag Media Group CEO Andrew Troy Nicolas and Net25 President Caesar Vallejos.




The Awardees are leaders from different industries, namely Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares Author of A Sustainable Future, Ramon Ang President of San Miguel Corporation, Philippine Airlines President Capt. Stanley Ng, Comelec Chairman George Erwin Mojica Garcia, Glenda Dela Cruz CEO of Brilliant Skin, Walther Buenavista President of Shawarma Shack, George Royeca Founder of Angkas, Robert Laurel Yupangco President of Zoomanity Group, Ferdinand Vincent Co President of Puregold, Josh Mojica Owner of KangKong Chips Original, Sarah Mateo President of SPD Jobs, Dr. Elton See Tan of E-Hotels and many more.


The President of Tag Media Grace Bondad Nicolas shared how the Philippines is open for business in her Welcome remarks.




"The Philippines is Open for Business and seeing All the Leaders here in the venue for Trailblazers awards, the Philippines is a Global powerhouse too with the success and tenacity of each and everyone of you. Not to mention the invited guests that we have here also. "


She also highlighted that the Philippines has a place in the global Arena, mentioning Philippine Airlines and San Miguel Corporation.


"And today, we have already a place in a Global arena, from San Miguel Corporation to Philippine Airlines, we are competing Globally and yet at the same time collaborating not just for the benefit of our own organisations but also for Nation Building as its finest."


On a video message, the VP of Tag Media Group and CMO of Rising Tigers Magazine Andria Terese Nicolas emphasized how historical the Trailblazer Awards is for both Media Companies.




“We are grateful to collaborate with one of the leading channels on their very first Awards. Truly another historical moment has been made. With Net25, we will be able to meet our mission in growth and transformation as we go a step further this year.”


She also highlights the company’s commitment to Nation Building. 


“We need you, because we strongly believe that the most invaluable lessons we will ever know will be from experiences of our leaders, that could only reach the hearts of our citizens. We are here To provide local and global connections that would lift up the Philippine Economy. “


“To our Awardees, you have honored your people with service, and we honor you with our trust. Tag Media Group, and Net25 will continue to bring people closer, now and long into the future. After all, we are Filipinos, and we are the Rising Tigers and the Nation Builders of Asia.”


Tag Media Group is an advertising company that is 15 years in the media industry that was launched through the biggest blogging summit in the Philippines ‘Laguna Blogging Summit’ with more than 5,000 bloggers and writers attended, since then it expanded and reached different public and private companies and became an advertising consultancy company. In 2022, Tag Media Group released their very first publication, Rising Tigers Magazine. 


The Magazine became their trademark and penetrated more industries in the Philippines, with the vision of having the Country as the next Rising Tiger of Asia. Leaders from different parts of the country joined together with the shared purpose. It is currently the country’s most distributed Magazine in National Bookstore and also in all Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge. #risingtigers #nationbuilders #tagmediagroup #net25

Huwebes, Enero 25, 2024

Quintessential Leaders receive Trailblazer Award from Net 25

 The First Net25 Awards will honor trailblazers from different industries that includes Ramon S. Ang and it's San Miguel Corporation for their exemplary contribution in nation building. 




Some of the companies and organisations that will be honored includes Puregold, Shawarama Shack, SPD Jobs, Mister Donut, Comelec, Philippine Airlines and Brilliant Skin Essentials among others. 




















Lauded as a prodigious leader and a trailblazer in the realm of entrepreneurship especially in beauty industry, Ms. Glenda Dela Cruz stands as a shining testament to visionary leadership and remarkable achievements. At the remarkable age of 22, Ms. Dela Cruz assumed the helm as CEO, heralding her as one of the youngest and most formidable leaders in her generation.




The event will be held at EVM Convention Center just beside Net25 building in Quezon City and expected to have 150 invited guests.