Sabado, Disyembre 19, 2015


An Introduction.. How Victoria Court Started..

In 1970, Mr. Angelo King (AK), known as the patriarch of the King's group, noticed how well the motels are doing. Making mathematical computations in his head, AK's imagination caught fire in the prospect of venturing into the motel business. He was bent on entering the business and decided to work on something most motels failed to give their clients – QUALITY SERVICE.

It was in August when AK opened his first motel venture in Pasay City. He named it Anito Lodge, after a Tagalog god or deity. The first venture led to another. AK opened his second motel in 1973 and named it Vinta Lodge. It is located in Pasig where a potential market of moteliers is evident. Soon, more motels came under the belt of the King family.

The year 1980 not only meant the beginning of a new decade for the Company but it also marked the entry of AK's sons Archie and Wyden, who are said to be the prime movers of the Company's second generation of drive-in hotel expansion and growth in 1984. The advent started off with the opening of Akasya Lodge in Sta. Mesa, Manila; the Company started to evolve and setup district offices. Divided into North and South districts, they focused their attention to the problems and pressing concerns of each motel in a professionally managed manner.

From that time on, the company's thrust is to provide quality lodging hotels and services at premium prices. Amenities such as colored TV, bathtubs, Jacuzzis and air conditioners were likewise provided. Thus, the term “drive-in hotel” was coined for the succeeding Company establishments.

The almost simultaneous opening of Anahaw and Anito Royale in 1985 brought with it the introduction of mega rooms which where known as “VIP” rooms. They became popular and increased in number when talks of AK's imminent semi-retirement became prevalent.

It was then that Mr. Archie King (ARK) named his first hotel Panorama Enterprises, Inc. a 38-room property in Pasig, which he branded as “Victoria Court”. This property was the most innovative and the classiest motel of its time because of its first class amenities - bigger rooms and thematic atmosphere.

Just after this, Fiesta lodge was purchased; it is now called Victoria Court Cuneta. Although it was operational upon purchase, renovation was done slowly but surely, restructuring and reshaping the establishments into an all-suite drive-in hotel better than Victoria Court Pasig, with its unique motifs, suite rooms, and mezzanine jacuzzis.

                 The Hammer of the Mighty Thor displayed at the Victoria Court Suite.

After a few years of operations, Victoria Court Pasig performed beyond expectation. This gave birth to the Victoria Court group, and soon, a logo was drummed up, depicting a classy but mysterious-looking lady in a hush-up motion, with a background of black and silver. It supposed to embody a secret, and it means that apart from quality and fast service, Victoria Court also offers PRIVACY, COURTESY, PROMPT SERVICE, WORLD CLASS FACILITIES AND STATE-OF-THE-ART HOUSEKEEPING.
The rest, as they say, is history.

Have fun at Victoria Court

At present, Victoria Court has 10 properties to its name. (Description taken from the website of Victoria Court).

Bedroom Scene Transpires..

It's an intellectual romance and bedroom scene at the Victoria Court in Malate, Manila, but, it is not what your green mind tells you. It's a romantic interlude -  intellectually with the experts, historians, podcasters, bloggers, environmentalist, and arts & culture connoisseur.

 Art Lover Carlos Celdran started with a query.

It's a revelation of bloggers on how they get started as a bloggers and why they blogged. This is an event where each blogger is put on the spot while a seminar / workshop ensues conducted by no less than E-Commerce and Digital Guru Ms. Janet Toral , a name that rings a bell in a digital industry. From a "Nobody to a Somebody" a Janet Toral perspective.

There are so many doors that are open to bloggers and that also comes with intrigues, pressures  and lots of difficulties. It is on how you hurdle this extra mile and the challenges that leads you to become an authority and an expert in this field of endeavor.

Points To Ponder When Blogging

Ms. Janet Toral Stresses A Point In Her Lecture.

The first step is to let them know that you exist and assert your identity. If you want to make a mark in blogging. you should be creative, when you copy paste be sure to mention the source of the written item or article, be creative, do a spin in a positive way and try to customize or modify your blog to suit once taste or interest..

A digital influencer is also a good agitator activist when you take a stand. To be a great agitator you need to wear several hats. By being an analyst you can agitate and thereby influence. Activism means you have to take a stand. If you don't.. you took stand for nothing. By being an insider that connects and establishes a good relationship you gain credibility, authority and later on expertise. When you're a connector please don't hesitate to give whenever, there's an opportunity to give because, helping people get what they want it's a good karma. Surely, it comes back to you in many ways. By becoming an authority and an expert you gain a celebrity status. Not all who reached the celebrity status are ready, an old adage which says "Be careful with what you wish for because you might just get it", holds true.

Ms. Janet Toral Says..

People tend to love you because of your celebrity status might even gain a following, love them back or learn how to reciprocate their love.. says Janet Toral.

The Passion Of  Carlos Celdran
A person who values privacy, passionate about the art.

Photo Gallery:

Ms. Grace Bondad of Tag Media and Public Relations Leads The Event.

Participants of the Seminar Posed For A Posterity Photo Opps.
Participants and Bloggers with John Cueto, Ciao Chua, Grace Bondad, Reylen Castro surrounded Carlos Celdran one of the resource speaker.

Ver Garcia, Janet Toral and and participant.

Zoomanity Group All Smiles.

Dinner was served at the start of the program.


Biyernes, Disyembre 11, 2015


Artistic Design of Globe Almost Similar to the APEC Logo the Green Sun Hotel.

Visual Arts Expressions of a child sketching a white dove symbolizes peace and freedom.

A Christmas Celebration And Bloggers Night At The Green Sun Hotel..
By:VerGarcia & Teddy Cho

Shown in photo is Emcee Archie Zapanta of TV5 (2nd from left) with Kyani Staff.

Winner of the major prize Sugar Emmanuel P. Alesna showing My Phone Infinity 2 LITE.

In photo is Blogger Ms. Ana Liza M. Gaspar winner in the raffle contest and

The TOP Pick Advertising Executives Mr.Arjay B. Yano (Account - Project Manager) and Ms. Elna De Guzman were all smiles at the lobby of Green Sun Hotel for the successful Pre-Christmas presentation.

Top Pick Advertising hosted A Pre Christmas event for the Bloggers that was held at the Green Sun Hotel in Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, where a night appreciation of the art, winners in the raffle draw, free taste of the Santa face cake, fruit cakes, El Real Pasta cooking demo and Lia the Mascot of La Filipina, a new breakfast fave of the kiddies.

Gift Wrapping Workshop with Tracy and Analiza.

Ms. Tracy De Las Llagas taught different styles and techniques of gift wrapping.

The gift wrapping demo was done by Ms. Tracy De Las Llagas. She presented to the audience the art of Christmas gift wrapping for the coming holiday season.

A mouth watering free taste of the Goldilocks pastries, cakes and cookies highlighted the event. The Goldilocks offers everything you love in a party with their new and yummy marble cake with nice and colorful pastry designs.

The lucky winner of My Phone Infinity 2 Lite is Sugar Emmanuel P. Alesna. He was very fast in texting the Christmas event written in the tarpaulin.

El Real Spaghetti A Healthy Goodness For The Holiday

EL REAL Spaghetti Campaign Poster of Ryza Mae Dizon of Eat Bulaga.

Every Christmas, our Mommies always prepare something special for Noche Buena and make the Christmas table festive as possible. The Christmas celebration would not be completed without the ham, chicken and pasta dishes such as spaghetti and macaroni salad.

Moms look for healthy alternative dishes that they can serve to their family this coming Yuletide season. Choosing to look for food that are low in calories, high fiber and rich in vitamins in which family can savor and enjoy.

El Real has long responded to the healthy needs of Moms with the offering of El Real Healthy Spaghetti. El real Spaghetti is the first naturally healthy spaghetti in the local market that is savored with real  malunggay and bits of carrots. It is high in fiber mixed with Durum Wheat Semolina, and definitely Cholesterol free and zero percent Trans fat plus it has Vitamins A, C and Calcium. In addition, it has no veggie taste that your kids will surely love.

El real spaghetti and macaroni are quality products of  Universal Robina Corporation (URC), that offers real good, firm and affordable pasta products that allow moms to show the love to her family through Real Sarap pasta dishes.

El Real Healthy Spaghetti is now available in the market with your favorite supermarkets and groceries for only P44.00 (500grams) and P70.00 (1kilogram). So turn your pasta dishes into healthy spaghetti dishes with El Real Healthy Spaghetti. Real Moms make real choices for the family's Real goodness and Moms serve only El  Real Sarap pasta dishes.

La Filipina New Breakfast Favorites Available at 7 Eleven

La Filipina unveils new look, more flavors for Corned Pork and Luncheon Meat.In 2012, Filipino families were treated to new breakfast choices when the La Filipina brand first launched its Corned Pork and Luncheon Meat. La Filipina is giving families more exciting meal option to savor by introducing all time breakfast favorites the Bacon and Ham!

La Filipina Corned Pork and Bacon

Everybody loves bacon. Kids taste makes the difference with corned pork that has the juicy texture, smoky-salty taste and aroma of bacon. This delectable canned meat is made from one hundred percent pork meat with no extenders and trans fat. It's easy to open and convenient to prepare.

La Filipina Luncheon Meat The Best Choice For Kids

Great for sandwiches, finger food and for cocktail parties indulge in luncheon meat with the rich taste of premium ham. It is made with 100 percent pork meat with no trans fat. It's easy to slice because it is tender and juicy. So therefore, enjoy it's creamy goodness because milk is savored as part of the ingredients.

Photo Gallery:

At the Registration table with Top Pick Advertising Staff.

TV 5 Emcee Mr. Archie Zapanta brutally dishing out below the belt jokes and jester. (Joke only).

Blogger Ms.Lariza Garcia and Elna De Guzman posed for a souvenir photo.

Goldilocks polvoron in different design this Christmas.

Mouth watering Fruit Cake from Godilocks.

Santa's Face in a delicious Goldilocks Cake.

Chocolate Santa's Face Cake.

El Real Spaghetti served with Iced Tea.

The program with bloggers night event.

The Bloggers were very happy.

The baby was so cute sampling the El Real Spaghetti.

The Mascot named LIA.

The Baby Endorses El Real Spaghetti and La Filipina Luncheon meat, Ham and Pork Bacon.

Merry Christmas and A Very Prosperous New Year, a  Successful Presentation of Top Pick Advertising celebrated the night event joyfully with the famous and well known Bloggers. Here's a toast and great cheers with the organizer of the event. Congratulations!!

Martes, Disyembre 8, 2015


ECC and SSS Agree on Prescribed Process Cycle Time for EC claims

ECC Director Stella Banawis (Center) discusses claims and benefits of workers who met an accident while performing their duties.

The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), with its mandate to initiate, rationalize, and coordinate the policies of the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP), has recently issued a board resolution approving the process cycle time for the processing of Employees Compensation (EC) claims at its administering agency for the private sector, the Social Security System (SSS).

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis said that the Board Resolution was issued after the ECC and the SSS agreed to strengthen its coordination on the evaluation and processing of EC claims for a more effective and efficient implementation of the ECP.

“It is also in accordance with the ECC’s Performance Agreement with the Governance Commission for GOCCs for 2015 wherein we committed to establish a service level agreement with the SSS  in order to mutually agree on a most viable process cycle time for the evaluation of EC claims,” Banawis added.

For the private sector, the ECC and the SSS agree on the following process cycle time in the evaluation of EC claims as embodied under Board Resolution 15-11-48 for Temporary Total Disability (TTD), 5 working days; Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) and Permanent Total Disability (PTD) claim, 23 working days; EC medical reimbursement, 25 working days; payment for Rehabilitation Services, 12 working days; for Funeral benefit, 5 working days; and for Death Pension, 33 working days.

The counting of the abovementioned process cycle time starts from the day that all required documents are submitted up to the release of benefits.

Furthermore, the ECC shall develop a mechanism to monitor compliance to the agreed process cycle time.

“The prescribed process cycle time will benefit persons with work-related disabilities (PWRD) through a quicker and definite timetable in the evaluation of their claims,” Banawis added. (VerGarciaBlogs)