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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Choose Philippines Version 2 Launch

Last May 7, I attended the launch party of the new Choose Philippines website which will be out on July 9, 2013! :) On the beta version, the website will host a lot of useful travel information that will help and encourage everyone to explore the Philippines first. :)  

Do watch out for announcements on their Facebook page

"Choose Philippines is a movement dedicated in the promotion of the Philippines by showcasing the best examples of our country's travel destinations, cuisine, culture, festivals and people." - Choose Philippines FB Page. 

Ms. Charie Villa, Head News& Online Regional Network Group ABS CBN  introducing the
new Choose Philippines website

The launch party reunited me with blogger friends and gave me the chance to meet new ones. 

Below's a photo from the ice cream eating contest which me and my partner Michael won (the guy in red). Hehe! I later learned that Michael and his good looking friends are in this entertaining YouTube series of  their misadventures around the Philippines. Check it out here. Do watch! :) 

Ice cream eating contest. Photo from pasahera.com. 
Here's a video that sums up what happened during the launch. It also includes a very awkward interview of mine on why I love traveling around the Philippines. Kudos to my bff Gay for delivering a poised interview even though her nerves were just as jumbled as mine. (I wouldn't have done the interview without her by my side :P. Thanks Gay!)

Here's a group shot with some of the members of the Choose Philippines team. 

Bloggers with Choose Philippines. Photo from Mich of ChasingPhilippines.com 
We capped off the party with some quiet time with blogger friends. :) Ooh! I've hiked with  five of them in the past. 

Front Row : (L-R) nomadicexperiences.com, missbackpacker.info,
Second Row : (L-R) That's me in stripes,  thelostboylloyd.com, eazytraveler.com in checkered polo,
Third Row : (L-R) the partially concealed pinaytraveljunkie.com, vacationurse.com in black
Fourth Row :  Forgive my poor memory but they're also our fellow travel bloggers who I met for the first time. :)
Photo taken by escapeislands.com. 


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