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Philippines Sets Stage for Annual International Museum Council Summit

The Philippines is set to welcome more than 200 culture and museum leaders and experts of the Asia Pacific region this first week of December for the International Council of Museum- Asia Pacific 2015 Conference and General Assembly dubbed as ICOM ASPAC 2015. The event is slated on December 3 to 7 at the newly opened Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City.


ICOM is a global network of more than 35,000 culture and museum institutions and professionals that work together to achieve its mission of conserving, continuing, and communicating to society the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Its Philippine National Committee, the ICOM-Philippines headed by its Chair, Gina V. Barte is tasked to host this year’s annual event. The ICOM President, Hans-Martin HInz, will address the event together with the ICOM-ASPAC Chair, Dr. Song Xinchao, Chair of ICOM-China and Deputy Director of the Directorate of State Cultural Heritage of the Peoples’ Republic of China. This year’s theme, ‘Pathways for Museums for a Sustainable Society,’ promotes ICOM’s response to changes in today’s social environment and represents ICOM’s contribution to societal development, particularly in the domain of culture and museum building. This is part of ICOM’s response to the global call of uniting its partners in culture and development to create the greatest impact in becoming a cultural driving force towards sustainable development.

The link between sustainable development issues and the core function of museums to safeguard and promote and educate the public about their cultural heritage is becoming more pronounced in recent years. The world is increasingly torn by conflicts and violence, where museums and cultural heritage sites have become targets of destruction or end up as collateral damage, in situations of terrorism and war. Calamities and disasters resulting from extreme weather conditions continue to endanger museums and collections that represent irreplaceable culture and heritage. Poverty and growing population have led to neglect in some countries, making museums and cultural objects to pillage and theft.

In this event, the ICOM-ASPAC will be able to gather the key leaders of culture and museums in the region as well as other countries outside of it as one community in an effort to recognize its role in defining, promoting, and implementing sustainable practices. It will explore take off points that will bring forth significant and new knowledge about the framework and best practices of each of the 24 ICOM-ASPAC member countries. The goal is to create pathways that puts culture and museums at the core of sustainable development in the countries/regions where the ICOM-ASPAC is present, including Australia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam (observer), China, Cambodia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Khyrghyztan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Shri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand. They will be joined by Palau representing the Pacific rim countries and middle east countries, the Republic of Iran.

“As the country host, the ICOM-Philippines is looking forward to having our colleagues and our sustainable development allies, learn from the plenary discussions and workshop sessions but most of all, discover our own cultural treasures through the study tours of significant cultural sites, museums, and exhibits and other activities lined up for the event,” enthuses Barte.


She also added that the Philippine hosting of this year’s ICOM event comes at an opportune time as the government, through the Department of Tourism, has identified the role of cultural tourism as one of the driving forces in the development of Philippine tourism. The event is also a testament that the country, and especially Iloilo, is now ready to be globally competitive in hosting international events like ICOM.

DOT follows the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP), which also supports the direction of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), as its strategic framework in the development of the tourism section. Under the NTDP, opportunities for the country to develop and market competitive destinations and products has been identified. Part of this is cultural tourism as well as promoting the Philippines as a competitive venue for global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) activities.

ICOM ASPAC 2015 event will be attended by museums and culture professionals, culture and tourism planners, entrepreneurs, policy makers, advocates, academics, partners from the business sectors and civil societies, other stakeholders from the Philippines and members from the global ICOM network. If you want to know more about ICOM,visit To know more about the event, visit For additional queries, contact the Secretariat at, +632550-2218 or +63927-812-2335


How to Upload Your Pics From Your Camera Directly to Your Phone

My  CD-R KING Setup
My CD-R KING Setup

I’ve recently found out that I can upload pictures right after taking them with the help of these gadgets.

Samsung phone + OTG Cable(Php100.00) + SD Card Reader(Php15.00)

Both are from CD-R KING and yes you read it correctly the card reader sells only for fifteen Pesos! At first I thought the OTG was only hood for checking files via USB and watching movies… but one tiring afternoon I had to send some high resolution pictures to my mom and I’m too tired to get my laptop so I thought “well the card reader looks like a USB and acts like a USB so this should work” and viola!!!

The beauty of this setup is that I have options to upload, send and save the pictures or files via different means like email, chat, Dropbox, message, Viber, Facebook Google Drive and WordPress. In fact I’m now lying on my bed while doing this.


Convenient huh?! Now if you want to upload pictures,  just make sure you have WiFi or Mobile Data. The next three months would be extremely busy, wonderful and memorable. So let’s all be event ready by trying new things, making sure that everything works properly, all electronic devices are charged and that you’re always photoready!

Till next time! Expect me to post the pictures from tomorrow’s Belle de Jour Veterans Party!

Blogapalooza 2015 The Biggest Business to Blogger Event

TheFatCatsAdventures.Wordpress.Com got an invite! Yeeey!

For those who don’t know, Blogapalooza is the biggest business to blogger event in the country. What does this mean? Well let’s put it this way, before….well actually even now, businesses send exclusive invites to bloggers to attend their events to get more PR. This is where the business would present their products/services, build relationship with the bloggers and the bloggers would in turn write about them to give their readers an idea of how they’re like and how their products work.

The blogger events then became too many, and it became harder for businesses to arrange everything and well to be honest with you, it became harder for the bloggers too (it’s too expensive and it takes too much time to hop from one event to another).

So the idea is to  pool together the most interesting products and services and invite Bloggers, it saves businesses time and money (transportation, etc.) and gets bloggers access to numerous Businesses. While Businesses enjoy high attendance rates of Bloggers and a very good number to tap.

Blogapalooza Events are composed of a Interesting Business Presentations, Activities, Shows and Networking. Their events are always well attended and has always reached our target number and promise to Businesses and Sponsors. ^-^

Blogapalooza 2015

So… do you think you’re an influential Blogger, Tweeter? Join NOW! CLICK ME TO JOIN !

There would be shows, activities, freebies and you’ll get to know more people! See you there!

#bloggys2015 Philippine Blogging Awards Gala Night

About three weeks ago, my friends and co-bloggers(can I say that?) Bea and King posted about Bloggys 2015 and how happy they are to get an invite. And when I checked it out I definitely would want to join! So I hurriedly filled-out the forms and became so happy when I got an invite yesterday.

Bloggys is the Philippines’ premiere blog awarding event, where finest bloggers in the country are given their due recognition. Being there would give me a chance to be with friends, know more people, make new friends, be with people of similar interests and know more about blogging and how to improve my writing.

#bloggys2015, Philippine Blogging Awards Gala Night
#bloggys2015, Philippine Blogging Awards Gala Night

So what are the other perks of being there you say? Well they actually did send them to me so let me show you…

As a blogger and our guest of honor, you’ll enjoy:

  • An awards show of the finest bloggers in the Philippines
  • Witnessing a key event in Philippine history
  • Networking with businesses who have freebies and perks for bloggers
  • Building relationship with niche influencers, trend setters and buzz ambassadors

So, if you are a blogger and have a passion for writing, c’mon and sign up! See you all there!

My Invite to #bloggys2015
My Invite to #bloggys2015