Krispy Kreme is Turning 78!

The rain didn’t stop us from enjoying Krispy Kreme’s advance birthday bash with Iloilo Bloggers and friends. The popular brand behind the famous “Joy in a Box” campaign shared with us its one-of-a-kind treat to celebrate its 78th anniversary. Krispy Kreme is offering a box of 6 of its Original Glazed Doughnuts for only P78 from 7am-8pm on July 13, 2015 in participating Krispy Kreme branches all over the country.

Satisfy your sweet tooth and join in the celebration by simply downloading and registering in the Krispy Kreme mobile application and just show their digital coupon at any participating store – here in Iloilo, head straight to SM City Iloilo.

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Chieffy Caligdong – Get To Know Your Football Idol

Globe Football sa Bayan was held last February 22 to 24 in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo with Globe sports ambassador Chieffy Caligdong at the helm. This year’s football festival’s beneficiary is the TEN MOVES campaign (The Entire Nation Moves!) which aims to raise enough resources to help build 10,000 classrooms in public schools all over the Philippines. For more information about Globe Football sa Bayan you can check  Jane’s blog.

He is not just man of the hour, but of 2012, at least in Philippine football.

Emelio “Chieffy” Caligdong has become a household name especially to sports aficionados both here and abroad. At 30, he is a certified football star, consistently scoring goals, winning matches, and driving victory for his team and beloved country. But like every expert, Chieffy started young and early in mastering the sport that catapulted his name to fame.

Chieffy Caligdong holds Globe “Football Para sa Bayan” 1

Chieffy Caligdong with Bong Esguerra, Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility and Rodellyn Manalac of Ten Moves (Ayala Foundation, Inc.)

Humble beginnings

Football came to Chieffy’s senses at the tender age of 7, where most of the kids his age are just starting to learn how to read and write. A native of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, Caligdong got his first international debut as a football player when he played at the 2004 Tiger Cup Qualifiers as member of the Union Manila Football Club scoring three goals, leading the first-ever victory of the Philippines in the ASEAN Football Championship against Timor-Leste.

Chieffy also played for the Philippines U-23 at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and in the pre-SEA Games tournament where he scored against Myanmar and Timor-Leste as part of Philippine Air Force Football Club.

In the 2011 Long Teng Cup, Caligdong emerged as the top scorer in the tournament, earning him the Golden Boot trophy. A year later in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup, Caligdong scored a goal that was named as one of his career’s best goals.

In September 2012, Chieffy scored a goal on the 34th minute in the last match of the 2012 Philippine Peace Cup versus Chinese Taipei which ended in a 3-1 score line. The Philippines got the championship title with a 3 win, no draw and no loss record. In November that same year, Chieffy scored an important goal for the Philippines in a 1-0 victory against Vietnam in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup. The Philippines eventually finished second in the group stage and qualified for the semi-finals with a 2 win, 1 loss record.

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Join America in 3D Contest: Kabataan Challenge

America in 3D is coming to Iloilo from March 2-4 and they have a lot of activities slated for all of us Ilonggos! Check out their long awaited schedule below and share this with your friends.

America in 3D is a Road Show in Diplomacy, Development, and Defense. Last year, the U.S. Embassy (Manila Philippines) has staged three America in 3D events at Manila (March 2011), Baguio (July 2011) and Cebu (September 2011).

Aside from the various events scheduled, America in 3D also has contests where you can join. One of them is America in 3D Kabataan Challenge.

To join, answer this question in 50 words or less: “How can Filipino and American youth work together to make the world a better place?”

Challenge is open to students aged 13 and up currently enrolled in any school in the Western Visayas.

To submit your entry, go to the U.S. Embassy Facebook page, “Like” our page and click on link on the left menu entitled “America in 3D Kabataan Challenge.” Click on “Enter Contest”, fill out the form and on the next page, write your entry. Entries must be originally written by the student. Entries with derogatory remarks or references to any offensive content will not be accepted. Entries will be screened to certify that it abides by guidelines. All accepted entries will be posted on the U.S. Embassy Facebook “America in 3D Kabataan Challenge” page tab.

Challenge officially begins on Monday, February 6, 2012. Deadline for submission is on Monday, February 20, 2012 12:00am

Submissions are displayed in random order. Voting is open from February 20 to 26, 2012. People can vote for 3 submissions once per day.

How are official entries selected?

Winners will be determined by public voting online and the top three (3) entries with the highest number of votes will be selected. Special prizes will be awarded on March 2, 2012 during the opening of America in 3D at SM City Iloilo. Transportation to SM City Iloilo is the responsibility of the winners.

Arnel Pineda is also coming to entertain us all at America in 3D! Watch his video invitation:

America in 3D will be held from March 2 – 4, 2012 at SM City Iloilo. For complete schedule of programs & events, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/manila.usembassy. To enter the contest, please look for the America in 3D tab or the Contests/Challenges tab.