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About Kendryll Mae Anthonette Lictao

Kendryll Mae Anthonette Lictao is a proud Igorota hailing from the Cordilleras. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and is an aspiring filmmaker. Photography, film, and music are her major interests. She writes from time to time for her own personal blog site, To Him Alone. Now, she works as an Online Journalist for KLIPP TV.

Lubao’s balloon festival takes spectators ‘above and beyond’

PRADERA VERDE, LUBAO – Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes painted the skies as the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival commenced successfully on April 5, 2019, at Pradera Verde in Pampanga. This year’s festivity is the town’s most successful three-day event to date drawing a crowd of 50,000 during the last day alone.

The event was filled with plenty of fun activities such as kite flying, aerial shows like the paragliding, paramotor exhibition and ultralight, magic shows, off-road, motocross, rallycross, and Zoocobia. 

Tourists and locals get to enjoy different activities during the three-day festivity.Lubao’s annual flagship program featured 31 balloons from different participating countries.

“Hugot” Music Festival

The festival was made even more exciting with evening performances from some of today’s hottest and biggest acts.

I Belong to the Zoo ignited the “hugot” filled night with his songs “Sana” and “Balang Araw” followed by Juan Karlos Labajo and his old school sound Pinoy rock hit song “Buwan”. Indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben serenaded the crowd with the performance of their critically acclaimed single “Kathang Isip”.

Friday’s music fest ended with an honest and raw performance from breakout alternative indie rock band December Avenue who swiftly rose to fame last year with one hit single after the other and dominated music charts all over the country. Their famous “sea of lights” gig tradition flooded the night beautifully like stars as the crowd sang “Sa Ngalan ng Pag-ibig” together with the band.

Saturday’s music festival gathered hip hop and rap fans as Shanti Dope, Gloc 9 and international star Apl de Ap who proudly hails from the province of Pampanga made the crowd dance and sing with their chart-topping singles.

Aside from the activities that the tourists and locals enjoyed, numerous food stalls lined up on the perimeter of the event area for hungry guests who want to satisfy their tummies while taking a tour around.

Feels, Fun, Feast!

During the last day, the crowd number doubled and according to the event hosts, this year’s fest has definitely gathered the most number of spectators as compared to the previous years making it the most successful one to date.

‘This Band’, who believes that ‘every emotion is equivalent to a song’, once again ignited all the feels through their emotional and lively performance of their best records.

So much hype and energy erupted from the audience as the “Unkabogable” Vice Ganda tickled the crowd with his wit and humor, followed by a solemn serenade from Moira Dela Torre. The festive night ended with a solid and energetic performance from Bamboo and an astonishing show of fireworks display.

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IN PHOTOS: Clark Hosts 1st Philconstruct Luzon 2019

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Now on its 30th year, Philconstruct, the biggest construction show in the country has launched Philconstruct Luzon, the latest addition to its series.

Held for the very first time at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga, the three-day event ran from March 28-30 2019 and was participated by companies from the building and construction industry.

The executive director of the Philippine Constructors’ Association (PCA), Barry Paulino, said that Clark’s booming infrastructure development is one of the reasons that the first Philconstruct Luzon roadshow was held there. It also makes it easier for the PCA to reach the northern part of Luzon as part of the organization’s network expansion.

As the roadshow’s major highlight, the Department of Trade and Industry launched the Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 on the opening day of the event. The roadmap outlines the four pillars of growth for the construction industry and aims to shape its future for the next 10 years in complement with the current administration’s Build Build Build venture.

Paulino called to move as an industry because the country is already lagging behind its neighbors in terms of infrastructure.

“We are trying to capitalize on the momentum of the Build Build Build of the government so that we can actively participate towards completing all major infrastructure projects in the country, not necessarily during the term of the president, but (also) beyond the term of the president.”

Big names in the building and construction industry such as Boysen, Mitsubishi Electronics, Panasonic, Yanmar and Icon Equipment who are regulars every year are looking forward again to join and participate in the following trade events show to come.

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ECCP to put up a Central Luzon chapter in Clark

ANGELES CITY – Flood Control Asia RS Corporation’s (FCA) president and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe together with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine’s (ECCP) executive director Florian Gottein spearheaded the founding event of the ECCP Central Luzon Chapter at the Clarkton Hotel on Friday, March 22, 2019.

The event was attended by executives from Dr. Klippe Philippines Corp., Royal Cargo Inc., Lufthansa Technik Philippines Inc., the Clarkton Hotel and Meister Solar Technology.

Top level executives joined and participated in the 1st ECCP Central Luzon meeting.
Top level executives joined and participated in the 1st ECCP Central Luzon meeting.

With all the development going on at Clark Freeport Zone and its neighboring provinces in Central Luzon such as Subic, Bataan and Tarlac, the administrative region is foreseen as the country’s next premiere destination hub for business, tourism, and economic growth.

The growing community of European investors in the region prompted ECCP to expand its network by putting up a chapter that would have its own office in Clark to make it easier for incoming members to access the chamber.

Being a member of the ECCP, Flood Control Asia RS’ president and CEO Dr. Andreas Klippe, highlighted the advantage of joining the chamber and how it positively affected his business. Klippe said,

“I tried many other associations in my life already. We are a member of several chambers and business associations but none of them, none, was ever giving such a support and opens possibilities as the ECCP is doing.”

The European chamber already announced back in January of this year that the new office in Clark for the Central Luzon chapter will open by the end of the second quarter of 2019. ECCP’s executive director Florian Gottein said that the founding event is the first step in setting up the new chapter.

As a closing statement, Gottein reiterated the good that would come out by becoming a member of the chamber,

“I think it will also be a win on your part at the end of the day because based on the experiences (with other ECCP chapters) in Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Davao, we can really help drive change in this country by helping you individually with your (business) issues and problems.”

Further activities and plans for the creation of this new ECCP chapter is on the way as the concerned parties already set up a second gathering that will happen on the first week of May this year.

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Flood Control Asia lectures about doing business in the PH with ease

QUEZON CITY – The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) invited Flood Control Asia RS Corporation’s (FCA) president and CEO Dr. Andreas Klippe to be a guest lecturer for the university’s National Security Administration 205 Economics and Security module.

The course is part of the institution’s Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) program, a one year full-time government-funded graduate program consisting of 39 units.

Dr. Klippe’s presentation centered on ways and suggestions on how to improve the ease of doing business in the country. According to NDCP’s president, Admiral Roberto Estioko, the Economics and Security module aims to broaden and deepen the students’ understanding on economic theories, principles, and issues both locally and internationally.

Flood Control Asia President and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe interacting with the students during the lecture’s question and answer portion.
Flood Control Asia President and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe interacting with the students during the lecture’s question and answer portion.

Klippe presented the problems that hamper economic progress such as disasters, traffic, and government administration, and cited political stability, improvement in the education system and skills development as solutions.

Aside from imparting knowledge on doing business in the Philippines, Klippe also shared his company’s expertise in flood control management which is a key issue in the country given that the Philippines is frequented with natural disasters, especially typhoons that lead to detrimental flooding.

The MNSA program caters to qualified high ranking military officers, civilian government officials and private sector leaders. Aside from the future generals of the Philippines, military officers from Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are also included in the program.

“Stability, Stability, Stability”

  • – Andreas Klippe

Klippe also addressed the issue on skilled people and its importance to the development of a company and a country. He said that the education level in the Philippines is not very strong, but is stronger than other countries. So since the Philippines competes with other nations within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it is therefore important to “create” skilled people. And the government’s support in education is equally important. When it comes to labor and employment, he added that as long as the employees are not staying in a company and do not want to be educated, it is hard for an employer to improve the situation. The result will be lower output, lower results, and lower growth and development in the Philippines.

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New PH laws, First PH Train, Marvel’s War of the Realms on this week’s Trending Klipps

Date: February 22, 2019
Location: Philippines
Language: English
By: KLIPP tv

President Duterte signs several bills into laws, DOST develops the first Filipino built train, and Marvel Comics including a Filipino superhero in its new comic series make it to this week’s top three stories! Find out why they became the talk of the town in the newest episode of Trending Klipps!