APPstart Academy: Building the APPreneur in you

The emergence of different tech companies across the Philippines has made the country have its own stand in the world of technology. Recognizing their potential, different organizations have prioritized nurturing local talent. It, indeed, helped the country rise and be globally competitive. One of these organizations is APPstart Academy. It is the first and only APPreneurship Center in the Philippines. They specialize in teaching iOS development and design.


APPstart Academy held a press conference last July 22, 2016 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. The company has just started their operations last June 2016. Ms. Ann Marie Jacobe, founder of APPstart Academy, led her team and introduced APPstart Academy to different media representatives and bloggers.



APPstart has recently launched an app called Shoephoric. Shoeporic unites shoe lovers and sellers alike. Merchants can also sell through the app. It is currently available in the App store.

APPstart offers many programs for aspiring APPreneurs such as trainings and workshops, APPortunity initiatives, and the APPrentice Program.

Trainings and workshops include: Winning in the APP Economy, iOS Development Immersive, iOS Starter Pack, Advanced Swift, iOS for Designers, Specialized iOS trainings and workshops. These workshops range from 3 days to 12 weeks training time.

APPortunity initiatives aims to help women be a part of the app development world. APPstart Academy introduces women in tech to financiers and companies.

APPrentice Programs introduces the “Learn Now, Pay Later or Join Us” option that is open to students. It can help them hone their talent without stressing about the money. They can either pay as they learn or be a part of the APPstart team after the trainings.

A first in the country, APPstart Academy is the bridge that connects aspiring people to their APPreneur dream. Interested? Visit their website at to know more.

Wellness Tips for the Busy Person

In a world full of “instants”, people tend to choose the easy way out. They prefer instant noodles or instant boxed lunch because cooking is time-consuming. This reality turned people to become more impatient which is an unhealthy attitude to have. People forget to take care of their bodies just because they have another thing to do. Alternatives aren’t always helpful and healthy. It can make people unproductive which is something a working man or woman would want. Here are some things you can do to become healthy amidst a busy life:

  • Snack on some fresh fruits

Change your snacks from junk food to fruits. The satisfaction junk food can give is not what you need. Eating fruits will also help you satisfy the vitamins and proteins you need.

  • Plan an hour or so for exercise

Getting your body ready for the day will help you feel more focused.

  • Meditate during mornings

Quiet times in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city can make a huge difference.

  • Keep a positive attitude

Work can be really stressful, and having a negative attitude can just add more to the stress. Dwell on the positive side of life.

  • Dedicate your weekends for yourself and your family

Turn off and shut everything that would make you want to go back to work. Take time to relax and breathe during the weekends. You can’t stay focused all the time. An uneasy mind and heart is not something that you need.

Join PMCM Events Management at the Beauty, Health, and Wellness Summit happening on September 17, 2016 at Robinsons Galleria starting at 10am to 9pm. Take your time off and visit different booths, join and learn from wellness talks, and dance your way to a healthy life through zumba led by Ms. Regine Tolentino. Tickets are available for 150 pesos and a student discount for 100 pesos. Here is the event’s program flow:

10:00am – 10:30am – Registration, Opening of booths

10:30am – 12:00pm – Healthy product talks and cooking demos

12:00pm – 12:30pm – Acknowledgements of sponsors and video presentations

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Talk from sponsors

1:00pm – 1:15pm – Q & A / Raffle Draw

1:15pm – 2:15pm – Product talks

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Q & A / Raffle Draw / Video presentations

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Talk from sponsors

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Yoga class

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Dance workshop

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Healthy product talks

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Zumba with Ms. Regine Tolentino

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Raffle Draw / Closing Remarks

For more information and sponsorship inquiries, call 5010029  / 5053746 or text 09178344978.

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This super-villain squad hits theaters soon!


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Superhero movies has always been the top-grossing films in every release. People love the usual good guys defeat the bad guys storyline. But if you’re a fan of the unusual, this movie is for you! Heads up, DC Comics fans! Suicide Squad is not your typical superhero movie. In fact, it’s an antihero movie wherein the bad guys defeat the bad guys. How cool is that?

A covert government agency led by Amanda Waller seeks help for imprisoned super-villains to conduct dangerous, high-risk missions to save the world from an unidentified threat. It features the antagonists namely Joker, Harley Quinn, Enchantress, Rick Flag, El Diablo, and more. Watch the trailer here:


The movie is starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto. Bring your squad to watch this action-packed, villainous movie. PMCM Events Management is having another blockbuster movie blocked screening of the super-villain movie of the year on August 4, 2016 at Resorts World Manila. You can call 5010029  / 5053746 or text 09178344978 for ticket reservation or sponsorship inquiries. Raffle prizes and photobooth print souvenir awaits for you and your squad!


by Clariz Dela Cruz