6 events in the Filipino community worthy of your time

Last week, I blog about making your weekends premium by taking some rest, having fun and filtering the events you go to on weekends. Today I picked six empowering events that aim to strengthen family and relationships, to have fun in cheering for the country, and to learn more about personal finance and investments.

Before and After I Do
Feb 18 - Saturday | 2pm - 9pm | Burjuman C5 Floor

BAIDO (Before anf After I Do) is a Marriage-enrichment Seminar for married couples and a great marriage jump-starter for singles, who are engaged to be married. Learn the principles for having a wonderful marriage and keeping it at honeymoon stage.

Facilitated by no less than the powerfully-inspiring and empowering couple, Edric and Joy Tan Chi Mendoza, the day will be divided into 4 sessions:
  • Session 1: Roles of Husband and Wife
  • Session 2: God's Design for Marriage/Leave and Cleave
  • Session 3: Communication
  • Session 4: The Truth about Forgiveness
Edric is an edu-preneur (education entrepreneur). He champions a revolutionary form of education called Homeschooling, running various businesses and organisations around the same. As a Registered Financial Planner (RFP), he also champions personal finance education through keynote messages and the leading personal finance TV show in the country, “On The Money”, which airs daily on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). As a result of these education initiatives, he desires to change the world, one family at a time.

Joy is happily married to Edric, and homeschooling mom to her five children. She is also a speaker, blogger, brand ambassador, and very recently, a published author. Her site, teachwithjoy, ministers to thousands of people around the world as she writes about the honest challenges and joys of marriage, parenting, and homeschooling.

Mighty Sports Philippine Team at Dubai International Tournament
Feb 17 - 25 | Philippine team games scheduled at 9pm (or 7pm) daily | Al Ahli Stadium

PBA veterans Chris Tiu, JC Intal, Gary David, Willie Miller, Beau Belga, TY Tang, Ryan Arana and naturalized player Marcus Douthit join imports NBA vets Hasheem Thabeet, Dominic McGuire, and Ginebra's most popular import to date, Justin Brownlee.

Collegiate stars - Ateneo's Kiefer Ravena, La Salle's Jeron Teng, UP's Jett Manuel and Mapua's Gab Banal will also play for the country.

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Level Up: A roadmap to entrepreneurship and success
Feb 24 | Friday | Avenue Hotel, Rigga, Dubai
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In this seminar, we aspiring entrepreneurs, will learn the steps to ensure that we are prepared before jumping in.

The speakers, Randell Tiongson and Francis Medina, will inform us the first steps that we need to consider help us create a realistic roadmap for how we will achieve our high-level goals.


On this seminar, you will be able to capitalize from the success stories of already established Pinoy entrepreneurs. Learn from their mistakes, be inspired and discover ways to partner in Philippine businesses designed for Filipinos overseas.

We will learn how to become an entrepreneur by owning a business in the Philippines while having the security of a regular income from our current employment here in the UAE.

Money Talks 2017
March 3 - Friday | 8am - 6pm | Emirates Aviation College

The finest financial gurus from the Philippines and UAE gather in this event, Randell Tiongson (Personal Finance) , Rex Mendoza (Investing/ Diversification), Dodong Cacanando (Agribusiness) and Jovy Tuano (UAE based Entrepreneur), to inspire and empower more Filipinos in handling and managing their finances and investments properly.

The event is spearheader by Randell Tiongson, a Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and an advocate of life and personal finance. He has become one of today's most respected personal finance coaches in the Philippines and in other countries like UAE. Aside from his training and speaking endeavors, he is also a Director of the Registered Financial Planner Institute Philippines and also and a strong advocate of financial education for the OFWs.

He regularly appears on various TV and radio shows in the biggest Media Networks in the country - ABSCBN, GMA, TV5 and CNN Philippines as resource guest for anything finance. He is also a columnist for Philippine Daily Inquirer. His column, "Money Matters," was nominated for Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2012 and 2013. He also writes for Moneysense Magazine, where he was hailed as one of the 12 Most Influential People in Personal Finance. Also an author, a good friend and a mentor.

Money Talks Specials: Business By The Book
March 4 - Saturday | 9am - 12nn | Hyatt Place Hotel Dubai

The Speaker, Dodong Cacanando (on the video) is a former executive of Hewlett Packard, Philippines. In 1998, he resigned from his job and moved his family from Manila to Bukidnon. In spite having no farming background and meager resources to start with, he was able to established Moriah Farms, where he now grows different livestocks and vegetables. He grows hogs for Monterey and at one point became the biggest lettuce supplier for McDonald's in the Philippines. He shares the story of his amazing journey in his first book Breaking Through: A Man's Journey to Fruitfulness (2014). He has a unique way of managing his business; he uses the Bible as a business manual, the plant as a model on how to become profitable, his corporate experience to put structure in his organizations and the things he learned as an entrepreneur to make prudent decisions. Today, he also heads a foundation named "Semilya sa Kinabuhi, Inc." where they teach his unique approach to life and business. Last year, he released his second book, entitled Keeper of His Garden: Breakthrough Principles for Life and Business. His goal is to share these principles to as many people as possible so that they too can experience breakthroughs in life and become fruitful in their businesses.

Money Talks Specials: Tactical Investing
March 4 - Saturday | 2pm - 6pm | Hyatt Place Hotel Dubai

The Speaker, Rex Mendoza was previously Senior Adviser to the AIA Group CEO for Marketing and Distribution. AIA is the leading pan-Asian insurance company and is the parent firm of the Philam Life, where Rex also held the position of President & CEO until 2014. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Ayala Land, Inc., and Chairman of Ayala Land International Sales. He now sits as a director of Globe Telecom, Prime Orion Properties, Inc., The Freeport Area of Bataan, Esquire Financing, Inc., The Cullinan Group, and Seven Tall Trees Events, Inc. He is also a Trustee of the Bataan Peninsula State College. He is also part of Bro. Bo Sanchez’ Mastermind Group, and is considered one of the best speakers in leadership, motivation, and personal finance in the country. Rex holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management with Distinction from the Asian Institute of Management and was one of the 10 Outstanding Graduates of his batch at the University of the Philippines where he was also recently selected as one of the Most Outstanding Alumni. He is Fellow with Distinction at the Life Management Institute of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and was awarded outstanding professor of Marketing and Computational Finance at the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business.

Enjoy the weekends!

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