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    Manila International Book Fair 2014

    It was that time of the year once again. And for bibliophiles like the Urban Roamer, it was an event not to be missed as always. Yup, it’s the Manila International Book Fair once more, held once again at the SMX Convention Center. The 35th edition of this one-of-a-kind trade fair showcased literature in various formats, from traditional print to the modern digital format from a number of publishers and book sellers in the country. Being a regular visitor and having covered previous editions of this event on this site, I suppose there’s no need to write about what to see there. Rather, I’ll share here some of the highlights…

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    Philippine Travel Mart 2014

    We are often reminded that we should not be foreign to our native land, (translated from the local saying “huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan”) emphasizing the importance of being able to at least appreciate the sights and sounds that our country has to offer. While it is pretty much a given that needs no prodding, we tend to be either overwhelmed or unaware as to what is there to see in the country. Thanks to events like the recently-concluded Philippine Travel Mart, we get to know a bit more about these different sights and sounds, providing an opportunity for us to experience them ourselves thanks to the numerous travel…

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    Checked Out: Franchise Asia Philippines 2014

    Last July 16-20, the SMX Convention Center near the SM Mall of Asia served as host for what is dubbed as “the biggest franchise event in Asia,” the annual Franchise Asia Philippines. Franchise Asia Philippines aims to showcase a variety of franchising concepts and, in turn, business opportunities for people who are looking into building their successes in the realm of franchising.

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