Cebu Content Creators Convention 2018



Cebu Content Creators, an organization of Cebu bloggers, video creators, and social media creators, is proud to celebrate its first Cebu Creators Month this September 2018.
As part of this big event, we are holding Cebu Content Creators Convention (C3CON2018) this September 29, Saturday at Cebu Parklane International Hotel.
ABOUT C3CON2018
C3CON2018 is the official brand event of Cebu Content Creators. This year’s theme is Content Creation for Brands and Entrepreneurs. The event gathers bloggers, vloggers, video creators, and social media creators, as well as brands, businesses, and entrepreneurs in Cebu. 
In this event, we will have discussions about the current content creation industry and how content creators can use their online platforms to create or start their own businesses. We also aim to talk about how creators can help local businesses bring their brand to relevant digital or online platforms, as well as the benefits businesses get when they work with content creators. 
Aside from discussions, we will also have activities that aim to promote camaraderie between different content creators and brands, and to build a network that supports each other to grow and learn in the content creation industry. 
EVENT SPEAKERS
1. PAM BARORO
Aside from running her well-known Family Travel Blog Hey, Miss Adventures!, Pam is also handling The Creative Stretch as a Digital Marketer and Entrepreneur so it's very fitting for her to talk about How to Use Your Blog to Start a Freelance Business From Scratch.
2. MARTIN TABANAG
Known for What's Your Story by Martin Tabanag, Martin is a video creator and a filmmaker of short documentaries. He runs Martin Tabanag Studios and helps businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, and brands through Multimedia Marketing. He will talk about How to Make Use of Social Media Platforms to Get Clients.
3. DAVID CUA
Another #C3CON speaker is David Jones Cua - the Executive Creative Director of Republiq Group of Companies. He will talk about How to Make a Social Media Star. 
David started in traditional media and was then an Editor-In-Chief of Zee Lifestyle Magazine. He transitioned into the world of new media and now handles the social media accounts of various corporate clients such as Tanduay Select, SM Seaside, and many more.
He is also the mastermind behind the popular Facebook media channel BAI TV.
4. CARLO VILLARICA
Carlo Villarica completes the line-up of speakers we have for #C3CON2018. We're excited for you to learn from A ZeroThreeTwo Conversation!
He is one of the minds behind ZeroThreeTwo, a blog about Cebuano culture. It encompasses the stories that Cebuanos tell about various topics. They also have a clothing line that shows off your love for ZeroThreeTwo.
Ready to level-up your content and brand? 
Register now and see you on Sept. 29 at Parklane Hotel: bit.ly/C3CON-REGISTER
Check out the event page for more details: bit.ly/C3CON-EVENT-PAGE
As part of the Cebu Creators Month, we were also able to hold two successful events in the last two weeks. 
Last September 16 and 23, Blog Talks Workshop in partnership with Cebu Finest was held at Books and Brews Cafe wherein the following topics were discussed with different content creators. 
1. Stand A Chance On YouTube (Find Your Niche) by Rea Gene Alducente
2. See You In The Content Creator Side: A Story by Vernon Joseph Go
3. Connecting Your Blog To Brands And Monetizing Your Work by Philip Andrew Mayol
4. Pro-Blogging 101: Actionable SEO Checklist by Rome Nicolas
5. Transforming Passion And Interest Into A Successful Blog by Carlo Andrew Olano
6. Mobile Photography For Your Blog Content by Christoeffer John Estrada & Philip Andrew Mayol

Last September 22, Cebu Grammers Meet was held at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park. It was a gathering and meet-up of different Instagrammers in Cebu with the aim to connect and collaborate, as well as learn mobile photography tips from our speaker, Jack Ponpon. 
Cebu Content Creators would like to thank its venue sponsors: Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Books and Brews Cafe, and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. 
Also, special thanks to our brand partners: Capdase Philippines with Araree Philippines, ASUS Philippines, Giltbox, and Giltbox Man. 

CBTL: 15 Years of You and Me




The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf celebrates its 15 years in the Philippines. As the company celebrates 15 years of innovation since its journey in the Philippines, and years of bringing simply the best to its customers, they remember all the moments and memories they have shared with the people who have been a part of their story in the Philippines.

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is one of the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailers in the world. Since opening their first café in Brentwood, California, they have always been passionate about connecting their loyal customers with carefully handcrafted products. Though they travel far and wild to discover the flavors you love, they always bring it home. Delivering the look, taste and aroma of the world’s best coffees and teas is what they do best, and every sip should take you to the corners of the earth where each flower was culminated. They aim higher that the standard, selecting only the top 1% of specialty grade Arabica beans and the top two leaves and a bud of the finest hand-plucked, whole leaf teas. The company prides itself of its direct relationships with the growers and individual farms and estates to be assured of he best coffee and tea harvest available.

A brand centered on passion, their story began when Herb Hyman, once called the “grandfather of specialty coffee in the U.S.” brought the concept home and helped turn it into the phenomenon it is today – taking coffee from a basic commodity to a full-on cultural occasion, since then, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has has had a history of breakthroughs in beverages such as the Original Ice Blended back in 1987, even before frozen coffee was craze. It is simply in their nature to constantly push for the freshest and most innovative products all over.



Enchong Dee’s Dream Come True


Yes!
Enchong Dee, one of the Philippine celebrities who are deeply committed to sports, supports Sun Life’s wellness thrust. Swimming has been part of his life since he was a six-year-old kid. This year, Sun Life announced that he have been chosen as one of the company’s ambassador to promote such cause. The whole Sun Life family are very happy to officially welcome him into the team because with his commitment to fitness and his ability to connect with his audience, they are very confident that he can help the team cahmpion health and wellness among Filipinos, especially the youth.





A group of bloggers, including me, were invited to witness his speech about one of his dreams becoming a reality by being part of a company that does not only help Filipinos about financial literacy but also healthy lifestyle. He said he is much honored to be chosen to do something from a company that is very close to his heart.

On that same day before he joins the Ironman 70.3 race, he also led a special swim class for kids in Shangrila Beach Resort to train them a life in sports and reap its benefits:

1) Tones muscles and builds strength;
2) Maintains ideal weight, healthy heart and strong lungs;
3) Improves posture;
4) De-stresses and relaxes;
5) Loose belly fat; and
6) Fun form of fun and recreation time

Swimming lesson with the kids.

Welcome Enchong to the family and thank you for visiting Cebu!

Sun Life Tri-Team for Ironman 70.3 Race 2018


Piolo and Enchong Sun Live executives represent the company in Cebu.
Sun Life Financial, my life insurance company, has done so many movements and programs in order to promote health and wellness thrust for their members. It expanded its purpose beyond helping clients achieve lifetime financial security to encouraging Filipinos live healthier lives. 


This year, the people behind this upbeat company join one of the most known event in Cebu, Ironman 70.3, also known as Cebu’s Half Ironman. It is a series of long distance triathlon races in the city. The "70.3" refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.  Shangrila Beach Resort hosts this particular event in August 5, 2018. With more than hundreds of participants, Sun Life Financial Philippines Triathlon Team is also joining in this amazing triathlon to mark their fifth year.


During their intimate media event held in Shangrila Beach Resort, a total of 13 racers in the admired competition had been named. Race leaders are brand ambassadors Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee, Toniel Ty and their executives. Sun Life Chief Investments Officer Michael Enriquez will also see action on the bike, alongside Sun Life Business Development Manager for Partnership Distribution Toots Malapad and Sun Life Sales Training and Development Head Ged Custodia.
Side note, the CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison were very friendly and accommodating to us.

Piolo and his son Inigo
Piolo – does the biking;
Enchong – does the swimming;
Toniel – does the running.



"It's a thrill for us to once again be a part of Ironman 70.3, which is a perfect venue for us to highlisght Sun Life's health and welness thrust," Sun Life CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison said.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Inc. ("SLF Inc.") is a leading international financial services  organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management ("AUM") of $975 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. 

Do You Keep Your Promises?



Relationships are built on promises: the promise to love, to care, to secure, to protect, and to provide. This is something that Piolo Pascual, Philippine actor, knows all too well, committed as he is to the promises he has made to his family as a son, a sibling, and a father.

But when financial troubles arise, bringing such promises to life becomes a challenge.

“Like any other person, I want to give my family the best life possible. I am a man of my word, that is why I work hard and seize every opportunity that comes my way,” Piolo said. “But more than just earning money, it’s how you manage your finances that makes a difference. Fortunately, I have the guidance and help of one very special lady: my very own sister, Chiqui Pascual-Gonzales, who also happens to be my Sun Life Advisor.”

According to Piolo, Chiqui has been instrumental in ensuring that his dreams for his family will all come true. “It’s a partnership through and through. With her help, I’ve been able to make it all happen while still pursuing my own passions and advocacies,” he said. Piolo and Chiqui’s story is but one of many in Sun Life Financial, where lifetime partnerships are developed and nurtured through the years. In fact, this has inspired Sun Life’s latest campaign, at the forefront of which is a new TV commercial highlighting Sun Life’s presence in a client’s life throughout the different stages of her life. It represents the many promises that Sun Life has helped bring into fruition for the past 123 years of its existence.

Sun Life hopes that the campaign, as well as Piolo’s own story, will inspire more people to take the same path in their financial journey. “As the longest-standing life insurance company in the Philippines, we have witnessed many promises being fulfilled throughout the years and have served generations of clients. It is an honor for us to serve all our clients and help them secure their future and those of their loved ones” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said.

“The promises we make to our loved ones are sacred, and Sun Life knows this. That’s why it’s committed to helping its clients achieve their goals, no matter what happens,” Piolo said. “You can’t ask for a better lifetime partner than that!”


About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Inc. ("SLF Inc.") is a leading international financial services  organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management ("AUM") of $975 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.