06/27/16

Are You Ready for BlogEx Manila 2016?

If you are a blogger like the Urban Roamer, this is one event you should look forward to!

Coming on September 24 is BlogEx Manila, the first and only trade show, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting and recognizing the dynamic and healthy synergy between digital influencers and business owners. The expo’s audience includes bloggers, social media enthusiasts, digital broadcasters, entrepreneurs, influencers, brands and corporations, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, and influential new media experts.

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06/17/16

Good News! BGC Buses Now Accept Beep Cards

The Urban Roamer was surprised to receive an email today from AF Payments Inc., the folks behind the beep cards we now use in our mass rail transit systems in Metro Manila. But it was more pleasantly surprising to read the contents of the email, a welcome development to those commuting to and from the Bonifacio Global City area. It is the news many have been waiting to happen for quite a while now.

That’s right! Your beep card can now be used to ride the BGC bus in and out of Bonifacio Global City!

image courtesy of Flickr

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05/13/16

2016 Elections: The Victors In The Metro Manila Races

And just like that, election day has passed and, as far as Metro Manila is concerned, the votes are all counted and the winners now proclaimed. Considering how long the campaign season has been, (not even counting the pre-campaign period “movements” being done by many candidates) it is ironic that election season in the metropolis is now over just after a day or two.

After the heated election season, the metropolis’ 17 political units now have their leaders who will serve for the next 3 years. Some leaders managed to retain their posts, while other units saw different faces taking the helm this election, though not necessarily new. Today, we shall be looking at the victors of the 2016 elections in Metro Manila for this special Roamer’s Roundup.

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05/3/16

2016 Elections: The Most Contested Fights In Metro Manila

Barely a week is left before the entire country casts their ballots on May 9 for various national and local positions, from the president down to the city or municipal councilor. While the Urban Roamer does not deal much with politics, especially on a national level, this roamer feels it is appropriate on the other hand to discuss the local elections happening within the area of Metropolitan Manila.

As far as the Metro Manila local elections are concerned, some fights are virtually no-contests like in Quezon City and Pasig, actual no contests like in Parañaque, while some have hotly contested fights but not on the same interest and intensity as the cities we shall be looking at here.

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04/7/16

Checked Out: Art In The Park 2016

It was that time of the year once again at the Jaime C. Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City. From 10 AM to 10 PM last April 3, the park came alive with yet another edition of the annual event, Art in the Park.

In the midst of the summer heat, it was a surprise to see sizable number of visitors checking out the latest art works on display and/or on sale from various artists, art galleries, art institutions, schools, and other arts-related entities who have set up a presence in this year’s event.

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