Monday, November 29, 2010

Mary and Maria Philippines Online Fashion Boutique Now Up

Mary and Maria Online Fashion Boutique is now up and online!

Mary and Maria is an online boutique carrying foreign and Filipino brands for posh Filipinas around the world. Fashion items from foreign brands are hand-picked from abroad. Filipino brands are proudly supplied by our very own Filipino designers.

Visit You may also visit the facebook page.

The website is powered by CONTINEO Tech. For web solutions and design, you may contact CONTINEO Tech through What's Up Dagupan?.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let's Help DOT

logo by TeamManila
logo by TeamManila

If you love the Philippines, let's do our share to Help the Department of Tourism (DOT). Let's put the WOW back to the Philippines! Make the Philippines better and promote our beloved country. Join the #Help DOT facebook page.

Because the 3.7 Million (perhaps more) is a stiff tag price for a botched, amateur, premature (which is not even consulted, mandated or required) project launch.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

1st Dagupan Children's Congress and Fair

The poster of 1st Dagupan Children's Congress and Fair
The first-ever Dagupan Children's Congress and Fair was held at the CSI Stadia last November 16 and 17, 2010. An estimated 14,000 school children from both public and private elementary and high schools attended the two-day event. The first day started commenced with a half-day tri-sectoral seminar where teachers, student leaders and parents were convened to teach them basic children's rights and discuss issues and concerns about children's rights. The event was sponsored by the Sangguniang Panlungsod headed by Vice-Mayor Belen Fernandez and Councilor Dada Reyna and the Department of Education-Dagupan City Schools Division. 

The fun-filled fair ensued after the seminar. Dagupan's children were treated with different activities like free dental check-up, taekwondo and basketball clinics, art camp, hands on make-over and hairstyling. Product samples and freebies from sponsors were distributed to the participants.
CSI Stadia wall showing the event's tarpaulin

Coca-cola distributes freebies

The mascot entertains some kids

Product sampling

Ironman and War Machine mascots

Art expression wall

The children, their teachers and parents enjoying the fair
Schedule of Activities

CSI Stadia's facade

Photos by What's Up Dagupan?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Alulong - An Art Exhibit

Poster of Alulong- An Art Exhibit by the Dagupan Artists Circle
The Dagupan Artists Circle in Cooperation with Nepo Mall Dagupan brings you ALULONG - AN exhibit of ART with out boundaries... 

Patrick Fernandez, the President of the Dagupan Artists Circle, intimated that the group wanted to educate people about art- not just ordinary art but art that speaks truth and reality. The exhibit features paintings of members of the group and the students they mentor. They aim to increase artistic awareness and muster support from the community in order to sustain the art scene in Dagupan City.

The exhibit runs from November 13, 2010 until  December 31, 2010 at the 2nd Floor of Nepo Mall Dagupan. 

Let us support this worthy endeavor either by buying their artworks, buying the souvenir/ postcards or by simply visiting the exhibit and appreciating the talents of Dagupeño artists. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony graced by Councilor Red Erfe-Mejia
(photo c/o Patrick Fernandez)

Facade of the Art Gallery at Nepo Mall Dagupan
(photo c/o What's Up Dagupan?) 

Souvenir Postcards from the Exhibit (photo c/o What's Up Dagupan?) 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WUD Poll of the Week Results for Naniniwala ba kayong magkakaroon ng SM Dagupan?

Fellow Dagupeños, here are your responses to the survey question: Naniniwala ba kayong magkakaroon ng SM Dagupan?

Oo. Now na please!  (83%)

Malamang. Kaso matatagalan pa. By 2013 o 2016 siguro...  (4%)

Malabo. Siguradong tututol yung ibang mall owners  (8%)

Huwag na oy. Kawawa naman ang mga maliliit na negosyante   (1%)

Wala akong pakialam. Solb na ako sa CSI, Magic, BHF at Nepo  (2%)

The result indicates that majority of Dagupeños WANT SM to be built in Dagupan and BELIEVE that it will rise soon!

Well, let's just hope and pray and wait for... 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

UPang High School Senior wins Voice of our Youth Cluster Contest

Kim Alexis Vidal (in the middle) together with the VOOY board of judges,
D3790 Assistant Governor Tony Patungan and presidents of the
different Rotary Clubs of Dagupan City - WUD
Dagupan City (November 11, 2010) -- Kim Alexis R. Vidal, a 4th year High School student from the University of Pangasinan emerged as the champion of the Voice of the Youth Impromptu Speaking Cluster Competition. He bested 8 participants from different schools as he expounded on the topic: "The Proposed K-12 Curriculum." All participants were in a closed room before the contest and were given only 15 minutes each to prepare for the topic before delivering their impromptu speech. 

Kim received a certificate, P3,000 cash prize and will represent the Cluster 2B in the District Eliminations in Baguio City on November 27, 2010. His coach was Ms. Princess Maramba and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dagupan. Kim could vie for the Voice of our Youth Nationals if he wins the District elimination.
The 2nd placer and alternate representative to the District Eliminations is Carlisle Aurabelle Marquez Casuga of St. Albert the Great School. She was ably coached by Ms. Realyn Mejia and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Central Pangasinan. Carlisle received a certificate and P2,000 cash. 

The 3rd place, which includes a certificate and P2,000 cash went to Mangaldan National High School lass, Mary-Ann Senin Aquino. Mary's coach was Raymundo E. Lagera. Her sponsor was the Rotary Club of Metro Dagupan.
VOICE OF OUR YOUTH is an impromptu speaking competition open to Filipino high school students, 14 to 18 years old, from public and private schools nationwide. It seeks to develop the students' ability to form their point of view on a particular topic within a limited preparation time and to effectively convey their message to an audience in plain English. The competition aims to inspire the Filipino youth to attain world-class proficiency in English communication, in furtherance of universal understanding and cooperation.

The other contestants who received certificates and P200 consolation prize (listed below with their respective schools, coaches and Rotary Club sponsors) were: 

Ram Gerald R. Aquino
Bonuan Boquig High School
Coach – Ms. Melmar A. Ferrer
Rotary Club of Dagupan

Janella Rose Reyes Andaya and Erika Kim Sun Saguiped
Escuela De Nuestra Senora De La Salette
Coach –  Princess Ellen Chua Garcia
Rotary Club of Dagupan East

Gioraleigh D. Respondo
Divine Word Academy of Dagupan
Coach – Mr. Von Ryan C. Torio
Rotary Club of Downtown Dagupan

Anna Cassandra Capito Fernandez and  Jesserene Tan
Dagupan City National High School
Coach – Graciela C. Dosejo

The judges for the competition were Ms. Dinah Bonao, Mr. Romeo Rellosa and Dr. Venus Estonilo.

Rotary International District 3790 Cluster 2B is composed of RC Dagupan, RC Dagupan East, RC Central Pangasinan, RC Downtown Dagupan, and RC Metro Dagupan.

WUD Launches Poll of the Week

What's Up Dagupan? will be posting a weekly survey in the sidebar of the blogsite. Let's see what Dagupeños think. 

What's Up Dagupan?'s first poll question is: Naniniwala ba kayong magkakaroon ng SM Dagupan?

Please Vote now!  


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