World Travel Expo Philippines 2022 is all set with partners and sponsors to welcome YOU

(L-R) MR. BOB ZOZOBRADO (PATA Chairman); MS. TRICIAH TERADA (Airasia Super App Communications and Public Relations Manager; MR. JANSEN NGO (AirAsia Assistant Route Marketing Manager); MS. SHIELA CAEG-BILOG (VP-Head of Products and Partners – PNB); MR. LEONARD BRYAN SANSOLIS (Sales Regional Head- Philippine Airlines); MR. EARL JAYONA (Senior Marketing Manager – IMS ASIA PHILIPPINES / EYE MO); MS. ROWENA BRAVO-NATIVIDAD (Head of Partnership Growth & Network Development – International Workplace Group (IWG); MR. MARK CHRISTIAN AGUSTIN (Sales & Marketing Supervisor –Aquaplanet); MS. REA B. MANALILI (Chief Operating Officer- Globaltronics); DRA. MARY GAW SO (President – Rehub Group of Companies); MR. GIANCARLO BALDONIDO (Senior Manager for Destination Marketing & Partnerships – OKADA MANILA); MS. MILES B. CABALLERO (Managing Director, AD ASIA Events); MR. MIKE HERERRA (President & CEO – TURISMO)


Okada Manila is set for the 6th World Travel Expo (WTE) Philippines 2022 happening from October 21 to 23 from 10 a.m to 9 p.m. There will parking space for those who want troop to Manila’s grand icon.

At the travel expo, there are about 250 exhibitors who will be offering promotions and discounts that guests can take advantage of.

Okada Manila, famous for its dancing fountain with lights, has a lot to offer. The five-star hotel has restaurants that would satisfy guests’ cravings. The WTE will be held at the Crystal Pavilion.

As countries reopen their borders to international travelers, it’s about time to go places with your loved ones. Complete your bucket list with your friends and the entire family as the country’s flagship bearer, the Philippine Airlines (PAL), will be co-presenting this event.

The primary hub of PAL is in Mactan–Cebu International AirportCebuFrancisco Bangoy International AirportDavao; and Clark International Airport which covers portions of the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat within the Clark Freeport Zone in the province of Pampanga. Its subsidiary, PAL Express, operates only regional routes while PAL operates both domestic (Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Kalibo, Manila and Zamboanga) and international routes.[11][12] The airline operates both narrow-body and wide-body fleets of Airbus aircraft and a widebody fleet of Boeing aircraft.[13]

WTE’s official bank partner is PNB;

WTE’s Official LED Billboard: GLOBALTRONICS – Globaltronics offers high-tech LED boards and other visual display system that aim to provide the best virtual marketing solutions for clients.

WTE’s Gold Sponsors are: Air Asia, La Jeunesse, IMS Asia and EYE MO.

Silver sponsor is MX3; Bronze sponsor is Aqua Planet and

Corporate sponsors: EVA Air and Aloha Boracay Hotel.

WTE’s media partners: Malaya Business Insight, Philippine Star,, POP, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Pilipino Mirror, 95.1 One FM, Tara Na Byahe Na, Take Off Philippines, Light Network, People’s Journal/People’s Tonight, Village Connect Magazine,, FYA Radio, Village Pipol, The Lifestyle Portal, Runner Rocky, Boracay Beach Radio 

You can like and visit World Travel Expo facebook page updates. You can also email to get updates.

Entrance Fee: P80

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Laguna’s Liberica and Benguet’s Arabica win Silver and Bronze at the Global Coffee Championship in Korea

Two of the country’s coffee made history at the Global Coffee Championship held recently in Kintex, Korea.

Philippine’s Liberica and Arabica coffee took on some of the best coffees in the globe and captured Silver and Bronze at the Global Coffee Championship Signature Coffee Award: Latte and Signature Coffee Award: Brewer.

Michael Harris Conlin, 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion represented the country in the competitions. “It is an honor to represent the country and have the opportunity to highlight Philippine coffee in the world stage. I love coffee competitions. I enjoy the pressure and pushing my skills to the limit; this is one of the best ways to bring the best out of myself and grow as a coffee professional,” said Conlin.

Out of over 30 competitors per category, Sta. Maria, Laguna’s Liberica won the Silver award in Signature Coffee Award: Latte; while Balili, Benguet’s Arabica won the Bronze award in the Signature Coffee Award: Brewer. The coffee competition was judged by 12 world class coffee experts in a blind round of judging with the Judges not knowing who the Barista was.

“When the opportunity came up to join a brewing and latte competition that is judged purely on sensory and blind with the Judges not knowing who the Barista was, I felt it was the best way to see how Philippine Arabica and Latte would fair against some of the best baristas and coffees from around the world,” added Conlin.

Most barista competitions put focus on the Barista. It’s rare that the barista takes the back seat, and the coffee gets a chance to take the main stage to compete in a global coffee competition.

Conlin’s Henry & Sons team worked closely with coffee farmers from the Juan Santiago Agriculture Cooperative (JSACOOP), an OTOPreneur from Santa Maria, Laguna, and the Dado family of Agnep @benguetarabica farm in processing and introducing the country’s Laguna Liberica and Benguet Arabica to the world.

For more information, visit www.henryandsons and

Launch of Called To Rescue Philippines’ short film, ‘Graduation’

Called to Rescue Philippines (CTR PH) launched a short film yesterday at the KMC Armstrong Cafe. The short film stars popular young celebrities Donny Pangilinan and Nourijune Hooshmand that aims to raise awareness on the recovery and reintegration of human trafficking survivors to the society.

Written and directed by international filmmaker Dean Colin Marcial, the film ‘GRADUATION’ is about a young woman played by Nourijune, who fell into depression after surviving human trafficking. Through the support of her brother, played by Donny, she was able to slowly get back on her feet.

Beyond Rescuing

GRADUATION was the brainchild of Marcial, CTR PH Advocacy Head Abby Anciano, and CTR PH President Anthony Pangilinan. The three, advocates and active volunteers of CTR PH, found the need to bring emphasis not only to a survivor’s rescue, but to their reintegration to society as well.

Bakit hanggang rescue nalang? Yung after-rescue rin kailangan. [This project] was out of frustration for me, and is one of the reasons I decided to do this,” Anthony explained.

“Our main focus [was on a] survivor’s reintegration into society. It’s something that I drew on, something Donny and Nourijune drew on as well,” Dean expressed. 

From there, the two gathered a team of volunteers to bring the short film to life. With help from family, friends, clients, and donors, Graduation was set out to be one purpose-driven production.

Heeding The Call

The short film centers Cinemalaya actress Nourijune Hooshmand and Star Cinema actor Donny Pangilinan. Donny is a long-time anti-human trafficking advocate, while both are currently active CTR PH volunteers. Director Dean Marcial, script-writer and director of the film, handpicked the two for the starring roles.

When asked about participating in the project, Nourijune and Donny expressed no hesitation whatsoever.

“When Dean accepted to go through this project, alongside Nour, it’s not something I had to think twice about,”  said Donny, “I specifically chose to do this. I really believe this is something we needed to do.”

“This [advocacy] is really important work. I’m very thankful that I had this opportunity. I’m really happy to be a part of this,” Nourijune shared.

Everyone Is Called To Rescue

Doctor Cyndi Romine, international director of Called To Rescue, noted: “The film is for everybody because we all know somebody. To assume we don’t know somebody would be an error on our part.” 

Though people might wonder who this film is truly for, whether it’s for those rescued or those taking care of the rescued, Graduation is a film made to touch all audiences who view it. It sheds light on the significance of aftercare work and a loving community — a part of healing that is more often than not, overlooked. 

“Once a person is rescued, you need to meet a lot of people and still go through the journey with the help of people who love you,” Donny noted. 

“The bond of family is different, and knowing someone is there for you can really help what you’re healing from,” Nourijune adds. 

Through the 5-minute film, CTR PH hopes to draw attention to the post-rescue challenges of trafficking survivors and promote the collective role of community (especially family members) in addressing their needs, supporting their rehabilitation process, and cultivating a safe space for their ongoing journey of healing. 

“It takes a village to raise a child: It takes a village to heal a child,” Anthony shared. Everyone is called to rescue. 

GRADUATION was made possible with the generous donors: Magic Crackers, Jollibee, Grab Philippines, KMC Solutions, Cabalen, MediCard Philippines, and LabX Corporation. 

Contact person : Abby Anciano, CTR Advocacy Head | 09692931953

Glazy over Doughnuts

Doughnuts have been a popular sweet indulgence of Pinoys since these were introduced about 4 decades ago. And from then on, doughnuts have evolved, even trended, into exciting formats and flavors.

Doughnut you know that you can now whip up consistent, #Madalicious, premium quality yet affordable doughnuts to satisfy you and your family’s cravings or start up a sweet profitable business venture? San Miguel Mills Inc (SMMI) added recently to its line of baking premixes

Mix ‘n Fry Yeast Raised Doughnut Mix. You doughnut need to make doughnuts from scratch, which will incur a lot of your precious time. Instead, just add yeast, water, and oil to the premix and be ready to churn out 2 dozens delicious, soft doughnuts! Get glazy with these doughnuts.

#BakingMadeEasy #UnleashThatMasterbakerInYou



1. Combine all ingredients and mix at low speed for 1 minute. Scrape sides.

2. Shift to high speed and mix until dough is fully developed.Rest dough for 30 minutes

3. Roll out dough (‘’sheet’’) to about 10mm thickness and rest for 30 minutes.

4. Cut out using doughnut cutter and arrange on

cheesecloth-lined trays. Proof for about an hour or until double in size.

6. Preheat fryer to 180°C. Fry for 40 seconds on each side. Drain excess oil on paper towels and cool.

9. Coat sugar or apply sugar glaze.


1. Combine powdered sugar and gelatin and mix while gradually adding hot water.

2. Add light corn syrup and mix until smooth and thin.

Keep warm.