Making the Most of August : Nanay's Trip Events Alert for August

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2 Comments A+ a-

Hooray for the two long weekends this August! ( 21-23 and 29-31)! Nanay's Trip compiled interesting events to choose from to make these treasured days more fun and memorable for you and your family.

Read on the events and pick the events that fit your passion projects and goals this 2015.

1.Step into the Sweatshop : A Cultural Gathering for Kentex 72 


On May 13, 2015, a fire at the Kentex slipper factory in Valenzuela City, Manila left 72 workers dead. This incident underscores the conditions Filipino labor faces daily: including contractual work, low wages, unfair employment practices and hazardous working conditions.

We say no to more deaths and continuing exploitation. To mark the 100th day of the tragedy on August 21, we will converge in a cultural gathering (public art exhibit/workshop/performances) and join families and colleagues of the Kentex 72 to reflect on the situation and renew the clamor for solidarity and justice.

Artists support the need for living wages, better working conditions, and sustainable jobs for Filipino workers. They are the people who build the homes we live in; who manufacture the clothes we wear; who make the slippers that we use. We enjoin more people to resist forgetting and to look into the broader phenomenon of labor exploitation, persisting in the Philippines and around the globe.

Transportation will be provided for participants.Pick-up point: UP College of Fine Arts | 9:00am & 1:00pm

(Text and photo from Concerned Artists of the Philippines' Facebook page)

2. Breastfeeding and Newborn Care 


August is Breastfeeding Month. Inviting parents-to-be, parents who need refresher, and just anyone who would like to know about the basics of breastfeeding and newborn care on August 22, 2015 at The Parenting Emporium!

Get to know our speaker:

Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas, MD, DPPS, IBCLC received medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, finished residency in Pediatrics in The Medical City, also practices as a lactation consultant and member of the Breastfeeding Committee of the Philippine Pediatric Society, facilitator in Educhild Philippines which is a non-profit organization that helps parents in their role as primary educators of their children; mother of 3 children ages 6,4 and 2.

Event Details:

Date: August 22, 2015, 1PM-5PM

Venue: Best for Families, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Learning Fee:

Regular Rate: Php350

Couple Rate: Php600

Event Location

Venue:The Parenting Emporium

Address:29 1st St, New Manila, Quezon City

Register here and please type NTNDLBFNC_1 in the Referrer Code so they would know that you heard about the workshop here in our little nanay’s tambayan. Thanks!

(Text and photo from Manila Workshops Facebook page and website)

3. Asia Leaders Forum: Social Media Marketing 


Tree Top Adventure presents "Asia Leaders Forum: Social Media Marketing" on August 23, 2015 at Subic Bay Yacht Club

On August 23, 2015 at Subic Bay Yacht Club, here comes the "Asia Leaders Forum: Social Media Marketing" brought to us by Tree Top Adventure. Four speakers; Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez, The "Voice Master" Pocholo De Leon Gonzales and Public Relations Experts; Cherry Burwell and Jeoff Solas will discuss the following;

  1. Personal Branding

  2. How to choose Bloggers for campaigns?

  3. Social Media responsibility

  4. How to sustain and maintain the relationship with bloggers?

  5. How effectively can marketing managers become the brand ambassadors of their own company.

  6. How to convert likes into sales?

Why Social Media Marketing is important. Social Media Marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or engagement or attention through social media and usually center on efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it across their social networks thus produce engagement with the company expectation to convert the engagement to sales. The resulting electronic word of mouth refers to any statement consumers share via the Internet (e.g., blogs, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, instant messages, news feeds) about an event, product, service, brand or company. When the underlying message spreads from user to user or becomes viral and presumably resonates because it appears to come from a trusted, third-party source, as opposed to the brand or company itself, this form of marketing results in earned media rather than paid media.

TAG Media and Public Relations is the organizer of Asia Leaders Forum and advocating information to reach a broader audience to understand more about important issues that could help not just companies but individuals to pursue excellence. Asia Leaders Forum is a pocket conference with different topics per event and with influential leaders as speakers. For more information and for our next events, please check or call 09166299381 or email your inquiry to

(Photo and text from Tree Top Adventure's Press Release and TAG Media & Public Relations Facebook page)

4. The Philippine Literary Festival 2015


Join bestselling and award winning authors Matthew Quick and Meg Wolitzer in Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s Philippine Literary Festival from August 28 to 30, 2015 at the Raffles Makati.

Admission is free! Attend three days of book signings, discussions and panels about books and literature from top Filipino writers and artists. The Meg Wolitzer talk and book signing will be on August 29 at 2 p.m. The Matthew Quick talk and book signing will be on August 30 at 2 p.m. View the complete schedule and get details of all events at

All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration starting at 9 a.m. everyday. Sign up for updates and view the complete schedule at Tag #PLF2015 to join the discussion.

(Text and photo from The Philippine Literary Festival Facebook Event page).

Nanay's Trip recommends the August 30 schedule for parents who are interested to listen to Filipino authors of children's storybooks. Check the event schedule here.

5. Instagram Basics : Take Better Photos and Make IG Friends 


Enderun Extension together with PowerBooks is inviting the Make it Blissful community #makeitblissful for a fun afternoon of Instagram photography! Come and learn (it's free!) about what it takes to foster community and friendship on this fun visual platform, and let's talk about taking nice photos, too! Everyone's invited! Admission is FREE.
See you at Greenbelt 4 on August 30.

(Photo and text from Make It Blissful Facebook page)

Nanays, pick the events you find most interesting and please share it in the comments section below. If we bump into each other in one of these events, please say hi and  it will definitely be fun to be seatmates or groupmates.

**Matthew Quick, author of the novel, The Silver Linings Playbook will give a talk at the The Philippine Literary Festival on August 30 at 2:00 p.m, Raffles Makati, Ballroom 2. Pre-register here. Kitakits! 


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SJ Valdez
August 21, 2015 at 9:38 AM delete

Events 1,4, and 5 suit my interest. Thanks for sharing this, Nadia! I hope to attend if not all, kahit one of these lang. :)

August 22, 2015 at 6:21 AM delete

SJ, I will attend the literary festival on the 30th. I hope to catch Martine's talk in Powerbooks too. See you!