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LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines Sponsor the IFFM 2018

Press Release
For Immediate Release

“LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines Sponsor the International Film
Festival Manhattan 2018”

The 8th Annual International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) 2018 that
attracts a lot of Filipino American audience because of it’s
programming of numerous Filipino films from all over the world will be
sponsored this year by LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines.

The festive IFFM will be held in New York City on
October 17 to 21, 2018 at various venues that are in the reach of
Filipino community members. The Opening night on October 17 will be
held at the Elmhurst Baptist Church 87-37 Whitney Ave Elmhurst NY
11373 featuring the faith based film “One Nation Under God” (USA) Dir:
Lisa Arnold. The Awards Night on October 18 will be held at the
Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center 556 5th Ave NY, NY 10036 will feature
the film “Sekyu” (Philippines) Dir: Joel Lamangan. On October 19 to 21
the regular film festival screenings will be held at the Producers
Club 358 W 44th St NY, NY 10036. Schedule of events will be posted on
www.IFFMNYC.com starting October 1, 2018.

From hundreds of submissions the festival offers a quality selection
of world class films that encompass all different genres of diverse
films — narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and
student films, selected through our programming and scouting from our
networks from all over the world. We will be featuring a lot of films
this year from the Philippines, France, Brazil, UK, Japan and other
Latino countries.

Luis Pedron, Festival Director of IFFM said,” I welcome LumoXchange
and Philippine Airlines as our partners this year in reaching out to
the Filipino American Communities here in the New York City area. My
fellow Filipinos have been supportive of IFFM and I’m sure they will
be happy to learn more about LumoXchange and the new services of
Philippine Airlines in NYC. We also created a Pre event called the
IFFM NY Filmmaking Contest. Various Teams of Filmmakers will be
creating original 5 minute short films featuring LumoXchange and
Philippine Airlines in  Immigrant stories to be screened and judged on
October 4,2018 at he Producers Club. The Top winner will be awarded at
the IFFM Awards Night on October 18m 2018 at the Philippine Center
NYC.”

About our Sponsors:

Refferral Code: Blogtalk

“LumoXchange was founded to help U.S. immigrants send more money to
their family back home,” said LumoXchange Founder and CEO Maf Sonko.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual International Film
Festival Manhattan and celebrate the dynamic and vibrant culture of
Filipino-Americans through film.”

“As October is Filipino-American History Month, LumoXchange is
thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of IFFM — an organization that
creates opportunities for our kababayan to showcase their creativity,”
said Joshua Ang Price, LumoXchange Director of Marketing and Growth.
“We are looking forward to watching the short films these talented
teams come up with!”

LumoXchange is an innovative international money transfer company that
launched its remittance services to the Philippines in August of 2018.
With our platform, users can choose their own exchange rate from
leading banks in the Philippines and get 1-2 Pesos more per U.S.
dollar verses the competition. Founded by first and second-generation
Americans who know firsthand the challenges of sending money abroad,
LumoXchange gives you the power to pick your own rate, save money, and
send more love.
LumoXchange… Search. Compare. Send money. Hanapin. Ikumpara.
Magpadala ng pera.

About LumoXchange
Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, LumoXchange is one-stop shop
exchange rate comparison and international money transfer company.
Through its innovative Local Exchange Networks (LENs) created with
local financial institutions in each country, LumoXchange can provide
cross border payments using the real exchange rates at the local
level. Easily search, compare, and send money online with the great
exchange rates. LumoXchange is an alumnus of the VC FinTech
Accelerator by Empowered FIS.  www.lumoxchange.com

As per Josh Vasquez, PAL Area Manager – New York  ” We are excited to
be part of the IFFM 2018 and would like share with our fellow Pinoys
about the good news! Philippine Airlines will start flying NON-STOP
between New York and Manila starting Oct. 30, 2018. Experience the
fastest, most convenient and affordable  way of flying to the
Philippines on board a state-of-the-art aircraft, the Airbus 350-90,
through the heart of the Filipino– Philippine Airlines.”

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been Certified with the 4-Star Airline
quality ranking by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating
organisation.
This 4-Star Airline rating is a mark of quality distinction that
recognises excellent standards of Product and Staff service across
different assessment categories for both the Onboard and Airport
environment, with Philippine Airlines noted for providing much
improved standards of product and service quality to its customers.

About Philippine Airlines
With the 4-Star rating now certified, PAL aims to intensify efforts as
it continues unveiling new products and expanding routes, including
the launch of nonstop services to New York and Brisbane as well as
flights to India and additional routes to Japan and China within 2018.
“By offering the public a globally competitive airline service, we are
empowered to attract more tourists to visit the Philippines,
experience our country’s beauty and our people’s warmth, and to
generate more economic activity for the Philippines,” said PAL
President Bautista. www.PhilippineAirlines.com #flyPAL4Stars
#flyPALNewYorkManilaNONSTOP

International Film Festival Manhattan is still OPEN for SUBMISSIONS
the whole September 2018 SUBMIT NOW:
https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalFilmFestivalManhattan
and now also through
https://www.withoutabox.com/login/10781
www.IFFMNYC.com
#IFFMNYC2018

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When Celebrity Beauty Expert meets Miss Universe

Ms. O with Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015) Photo Credit: Sthanlee Mirador

When Celebrity Beauty Expert meets Miss Universe

by MJ Racadio

Los Angeles, California (September 05, 2018) When it comes to beauty there is one name who stands out, her name is Olivia Quido-Co also known as Ms. O, a celebrity beauty expert from Los Angeles, California. Her impressive lists of clientele include Pia Wurtzbach, (Miss Universe 2015), Ruffa Gutierrez, (Moviestar/Host/Model) and KC Concepcion (Actress, Singer/Model), Megan Young (Miss World 2013), Boy Abunda (Asia’s King of Talk) and so on. I had a chance to meet Ms. O in person during Summer Beauty Bonanza last July 20, 2018 in Daly City, California along with her brand ambassadors, Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Matsunaga.

Celebrity Clientele
Daniel Matsunaga (Brazilian Model/Actor) and Pia Wurtzbach. Photo Credit: From O Skin Care Facebook Page.
Ms. O and Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015). Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

 

Ms. O was talking, Pia Wurtzbach, Right, Daniel Matsunaga.

#BlogtalkWellness for #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio Season 9

Part 1. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406522377779/

Part 2. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406553098547/

Part 3. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406783784314/

Part 4. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406825585359/

Getting-to-know the real Ms.O, recently interviewed via over the phone. Let’s find out.

MJ: Who is Ms. O as a person?

Ms. O: I’m a fun person, God fearing, I love people and passionate about making people look good.

MJ: What are your hobbies?

Ms. O: I love playing the piano, arts and crafts, actually that’s my favorite bonding-time with my daughter and I love watching concerts.

According to Ms. O, she plays the piano by ear and does not have not any formal training in music. “I listen to the music and then I play it right away.”

MJ: What inspired you to become a beauty-expert?

Ms. O– First, “I studied computer programming in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Business Administration major in computer application. In addition, I designed the computer system of the business to become paperless. Since I arrived in States, wanted to follow my passion in facial because I love people and helping them to look beautiful.” Unfortunately,  Ms. O realized that computer programming was not her passion.

Apart from her passion, running a spa was quite challenging especially in exceeding client’s expectation. For example, her clients stated “Ms. O I would like to look 10-15 years younger”. Ms. O said “I am blessed with a good team and it’s hard to find trained and experienced aesthetician and it would take a year or two in becoming an expert so I dedicate my time to train them” In a nutshell, once the team is ready he or she can do the O signature facial.”

Celebrity Clientele

Her advice to follow her footsteps, “if you like skin care so can follow your passion and do something to help many people. For example giving treatment, healing their acne and it boost their self-confidence and always put God’s first in everything that you do, so your plan will succeed.”

Ms. O– I want people to see my fun side. Usually, I’m very professional and love going out with my family and blessed with four beautiful children and a very nice husband. I want my clients to be my friends and I do not want just a client. I want them to be part of the family. I am so happy with my team and doing skin care for 15 years. I am very grateful to my clientele not only as client but good friendship.

Left, MB Racadio (Blogtalk Producer), Ms. O (Celebrity Beauty Expert) and yours truly, The Blogger.

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