Wednesday, December 12, 2018

DTI Holds First Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Seminar in Latin America

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Mexico City, together with the Philippine Embassy in Mexico, has conducted the first Trabaho, Negosyo Kabuhayan (TNK) Seminar in Latin America on December 9, 2018 at Mexico City’s Galeria Plaza Reforma Hotel.

The TNK Seminar is an initiative of the DTI, in partnership with the private sector, the academe, civil society organizations, and other government agencies. The department aims to generate jobs and promote entrepreneurship among overseas Filipinos by providing them with information, contacts, and other necessary resources through the seminar.

Consul Ma. Carmela Teresa A. Cabreira opened the program and welcomed the participants in the seminar. It was followed by a presentation of TNK and DTI entrepreneurship and innovation programme by Commercial Counselor Vichael Angelo D. Roaring.

Thirty-seven members of the Filipino community in Mexico joined the seminar, in which an insightful exchange of experience took place. Carlo Malana, member of the Filipino community and senior executive of AT&T, gave attendees a motivational talk on financial literacy.

The participants also expressed interest in becoming overseas Filipino investors or OFIs. Some of them want to join the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3), the micro-finance program for small and micro-
enterprises of the DTI.

DJs Slick Rick, Tony Toni, and Sam YG Talk Sex Among Young Adults

They are known for casually making green jokes and getting away with the most exciting (and sometimes erotic) discussions “on air”, to the delight of their amused fans and listeners, especially those caught in early evening traffic or stuck in offices with OT work.

The trio of radio disc jockeys Slick Rick (Eric Virata), Tony Toni (Tony Bueno) and Sam YG (Sam Gogna) have made Magic 89.9’s Boys Night Out (BNO) a legendary radio talk show in the early evening time slot, especially with their crazy antics, uniquely challenging games with celebrity guests, and the most candid opinions about love, sex and anything in between.

So, it was no surprise that the “bad boys of radio” have actively taken on an advocacy that is within their “area of expertise”, yet one that tackles an issue brought about by unprotected sex—HIV infection.

As advocates of Durex Philippines’ “Always Come Prepared”, a campaign geared towards raising awareness on human immunodeficiency virus infection, especially among young adults, the trio have gone out of their way to engage their listeners about the dangers of the virus and what infected people can do to get treatment.

“The HIV/AIDS infection is a global health problem that started decades ago. Yet today, its prevalence is still growing and now affects young Filipino adults. This is what convinced us to help out, especially since we realized the potential impact of us talking to our listeners and fans about this concern,” said Tony Toni.

Latest figures from the HIV/AIDS & Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Registry Data indicate that 31 new HIV infections are diagnosed daily and 1 of every 3 new cases are from 15 to 24-year-old individuals.

Aside from raising awareness about HIV in their radio show, the Boys Night Out trio also visited the Far Eastern University and Lyceum of the Philippines University and partnered with the FEU Central Student Organization and the LPU Manila Central Student Government for a sex education and HIV awareness talk among thousands of students. Known for their antics, the Boys Night Out trio and Durex share the same advocacy to remove the taboo on conversations about sex and HIV to raise awareness about the issue and potentially save lives.


The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event of ONE: ETERNAL GLORY, set for Istora Senayan in Jakarta on 19 January. Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines is ready to defend his title against Hayato Suzuki of Japan in a highly-anticipated rematch.

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Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, who hails from Baguio City, Philippines, captured the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over former titleholder Yoshitaka Naito at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES last September. It was an epic rematch between the two warriors, as Pacio put together the performance of a lifetime to claim the prestigious title.

The 22-year-old Filipino has shown tremendous improvement over the past few years leading up to his title reign. With the ONE Strawweight World Championship firmly in his grasp, he looks to make a successful first defense against the last man to defeat him.

Hayato Suzuki, who hails from Takahagi City, Japan, first met Pacio in his promotional debut at ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS in August 2017. The 32-year-old scored a shocking first-round submission victory, forcing the Filipino to tap out via rear-naked choke. Since then, the Japanese grappler has been on a tear, winning his last three bouts with the same submission hold.

An experienced grappler, Suzuki looks to replicate that stellar performance against Pacio and will attempt to claim the ONE Strawweight World Championship at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY on 19 January.
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