Filipinos have a knack for catching onto what is hip and trendy. From fashion to food, we Filipinos have been able to take a concept from other countries, give it a new twist and called it our own. Not only have we dominated social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, we have also taken to online classified ads sites like AyosDito.ph.
AyosDito.ph, the preferred online classified ads for Pinoys by Pinoys and awarded the 2011 No. 1 Classified Ads website by Digital Filipino Search Profile Index, had recently organized its first Ayos Dito I-Ball, a blogger event attended by GMA Channel 7’s latest IT-GIRL – model/artist/singer/actress Solenn Heussaff and ABS CBN Channel 2’s upcoming dramatic actor John Medina and funny yet naughty DJ Tony Toni of Magic 89.9 at the COWO Asia in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
“Ayos Dito I- Ball, is a blogger event that celebrates the fun and unique Filipino lifestyle, that is reflective of how people buy and sell online. Buying and selling online with AyosDito.ph is free, easy and hassle-free, just how we Pinoys like it.” says Jon Santico General Manager of 701 Search Inc. the company behind the site.
“This event is also to say thank you to the community closest to our hearts. Bloggers who have experienced using the website have shared their hassle –free shopping experience online, and were instrumental in bringing other users to our site. Santico added.
Tanya Cabbab, AyosDito.ph’s marketing manager shared “Aside from having the chance to get to know the AyosDito team and learn more about the site and what were about. We hope everyone has a great time, simply hanging out with us and enjoying the food, the games and the raffle prizes.”
The food served at the Ayos Dito I-Ball was a twist on regular pinoy comfort food. Tempura Quail Eggs (a modern take on streetfood favorite - Kwek kwek), Mexico meets Pampanga’s best sisig tacos, Chicken Pate on Fita a childhood favorite, The simple tuyo, glammed up in a Tuyo Pasta, oh so yummy Angus Corned Beef Pan de sal. The iced tea was a refreshing honeymansi by Nestea. A special treat was the the kakanin ice cream in 3 flavors – Champorado, Mangga’t Suman and Sapin Sapin ice cream by Sebastian’s .
There were 2 games at the event, an old party favorite –Bring Me, and a special game-Find a great deal which familiarized bloggers with how the site works which involved the celebrities who attended the event.
The much - anticipated raffle, a Fuji Polaroid Camera, and the grand prize was an Apple I -Pad 3. Each blogger brought home a lootbag with an AyoDito.ph t-shirt, a notebook, a coffee tumbler and an AyosDito.ph pen with 1G USB.
AyosDito.ph is an online classified ads website catering to the Filipino market. AyosDito.ph is developed for Pinoys by Pinoys from 701 Search, Inc. It is a joint venture between Singapore Press Holdings Limited and Schibsted ASA.
Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organization with a roster of 17 newspaper titles in 4 languages; over 100 magazine titles and numerous websites. SPH is also involved in the fields of broadcasting, outdoor advertising and properties.
Through its subsidiary Schibsted Classified Media (SCM), Schibsted ASA is currently the biggest online classified advertising company in Europe. It has activities in mature markets such as Belgium, France, Spain and Sweden, as well as growth markets like Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
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COWO is the first and unique collaboration workspace and virtual office that allows individuals to co-work with other entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers and professionals in a creative environment. COWO is the venue where business-owners and freelancers can work, have access to the methods of communication and volumes of information now available on the internet as well as network with other businesses-owners or freelancers who can be potential clients, at a cost they can afford.
ABOUT THE PLAZA
The Plaza, Inc. was founded in1964 by husband and wife team Jose C. Reyes & Imelda A. Reyes. Originally conceived to operate as the largest and most modern restaurant and convention complex at the Makati Commercial Center, it housed a convention hall, eight conference rooms and four restaurants with varying specialties: European, Chinese, a Steak House and a Coffee Shop.
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Sebastian’s Ice Cream is the country’s first and premiere Artisanal Ice Cream brand. Founded in 2006 and led by Head Sorbetero Ian Carandang, the company is committed to striving to produce ice cream products that are both delicious and innovative, using only the best ingredients. They were the pioneers of using kakanin in ice cream, coming up with flavors such as Sapin-Sapin, Champorado and Mangga’t Suman.
Along with their Ice Cream, they have also made their line of frozen novelties, including the CHILLY BURGER, a handmade Ice Cream cookie sandwich using homemade cookies that we bake in-house, and the DIVE BAR, our take on the classic ice cream on a stick.
ABOUT NESTEA House Blend
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