Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Victoria Court, the empowered pink card and the amazing sticker

Filipinos have a different mindset when they heared the word “motel.” Usually whenever I tell to everyone that Victoria Court is supporting me in my events, they smile, naughty smile but hey! They are very gracious and generous, they supported our  Laguna Blogging Summit lunch/dinner  for two days.  Anyway, going back to the Filipino mindset, honestly speaking, I cannot blame them because that’s the Filipino culture and maybe they haven’t been to any other countries unlike me where me and my family always had an overnight in a motel in the states because sometimes a hotel is not available in that place, motel is usually cheaper and accessible.  For many in the Philippines, one thing in their mind when they heard the word "motel" or the brand is we are talking about sex and worst, sex outside marriage and Filipinos are still not use in talking about it. Upps! Sorry, not moi.

All I can say is that, not to defend Victoria Court but to tell to the whole world that it’s the biggest motel chain in the Philippines with thematic themes, clean, good food and an extraordinary room with different unique designs to admire. I remember meeting the heir, Ian King for showing to him our Interior Designs. I am connected then to the “Purpose Store” which is the biggest Advertising Company in the Philippines, I presented our products and services to him with my CEO in tow. In VC office in Malate, it’s kinda like an art gallery with different design of ceramic and porcelain tiles. The building is posh, it’s like a designing company.

Anyway, just like to add also that Ian King is a Reproductive Health advocate. He donated 250 Tshirts to Carlos Celdran through me (Yep! I received the 50 and distributed all to my friends) as a form of his support and very vocal about this in Social Media, watta guy right? Ok here it goes, they have a promo and I am telling you, a common Juan cannot just get their accommodation because of the cost, it’s not a cheappo but just right. So this is your chance. Let’s just say that what you pay is what you get and in case of VC, it’s amazing.

I also like to spend a party at VC and looking forward for that.

Just check below. I like to get the pink card.

The Victoria Court Sticker Rate 

Victoria Court loves to innovate and always strives to be the first in introducing new ideas in the hospitality industry. Most of us know about the elite Black Card, Victoria Court's signature discount card that provides loyal guests a 20% discount on the room rates and 10% off on the food and beverage menu. The Marketing Team also followed up with the beloved Pink Card for the Ladies, giving them the right and power to choose. Empowering women to choose where they want to go. 

Now, Victoria Court is reinventing the discount card and came up with a new, cool, hip and faster way for the guest to enjoy the Black and Pink card benefits. The discounts now come with the Victoria Court Sticker. As long as you have the Victoria Court sticker at the rear window of your car, you can enjoy the 20% discount on all rooms and 10% discount on F&B items. If you plan to stay for 12 and 24 hours, you are entitled to a 5% discount too. 

Just drive and check-in at any Victoria Court Branch to get your free sticker and feel the distinction.

Friday, March 14, 2014

IBlog: The Philippine Blogging Summit on it's 10 year now

I'm just uber super duper to the max happy to be part once again of Iblog: The Philippine Blogging Summit which is on its 10th year now under Ms. Janette Toral of Digital Club Filipino and famously known as the Mother of E Commerce.  I will be a speaker/Panelsit again and it's my 4th time as speaker to this amazing convergence of Social Media influencers & for those who are just like to learn, interested or just curious to understand why Social Media is the present and the future in digital marketing, networking, connection or just to use it as a tool in reaching people. 

I can still recall in 2010, as a newbie in Philippine Blogging Community since I started blogging in 1998 in the States using Angelfire & Geocities and as a 1st time speaker at Iblog, it was a memorable event, star struck with the fellow speakers, organizers & emcee who later became my friends. Ms. Janette Toral, little I know then will be the one I will look up to as the one who gave me a break. How will I forget the 1st time I received her email that stated that my proposal as speaker was accepted and everything is history. I screamed with my lungs out.

For this year, celebrating the 10th year of Iblog, I belong now on the 1st day and as from the Iblog official page says, "We have invited speakers who were part of iBlog in the past 10 years and those who have also made a big impact to the blog and social media space." This is way big for me and I am just plain happy to be included & to talk about my passion which is engaging with people as an online writer and digital marketer. 

While on the 2nd day, Iblog accommodated a few topic submissions from first-time iBlog speakers to add that newbie touch while sticking to our theme of retrospective and moving forward.

I am inviting you all on April 4 and 5, 2014 at Malcolm Theater, College of Law, University of the Philippines, Diliman to listen and connect once more with the like minded individuals who might help you too with your endeavor, you never know, because for me, my very good experience, my four years under Iblog was truly amazing. I met all the right people.