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RECORD-BREAKING CHRISTIAN CHURCH WOWS HONG KONG



By Murray03 | Posted June 2, 2014 | KOWLOON BAY, HK, Hong Kong
CNN PRODUCER NOTE Journalist Murray Bell, a member of the Philippines-based congregation Iglesia ni Cristo since 2007, was one of the thousands to attend an early 100th birthday celebration for the church in Hong Kong on June 2. The church will mark 100 years on July 27, 2014.
Created in 1914, the church has millions of members across more than 100 counties, according to the church’s website. Bell, a deacon with the church, says “preserving brotherhood and sisterhood” is a top priority for its members.
Photo credit: Jojo Labid - zdan, CNN iReport producer
The fastest-growing Church in the world made its biggest impact to date in Hong Kong yesterday when the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) held an early Centenary celebration at the Kowloon Bay Trade and Exhibition Centre. The KITEC Star Hall and its environs were packed with a mix of Church members and visitors, who enjoyed two hours of quality entertainment, followed by a “bible exposition” delivered by senior ministers who flew in from the Philippines for the occasion.
Guests were initially wowed from noon by some home-grown talent from the various congregations, then by the star power of the comedic acrobat Abe Velasco and his Golden Show. But the biggest reaction was saved for Filipino music veteran Victor Wood, 68, also a church convert. “He sounds more like Neil Diamond than Neil Diamond,” one member quipped.
The message from lead minister, Brother Glicerio Santos Jnr, was powerful in its simplicity as he addressed the people of Hong Kong. He said that 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ of Galilee established this Church --- the Church of Christ --- and the proper way of serving and worshipping God was fully laid out for mankind in words of the Bible. So many of the plethora of Churches in today’s world operate of rules created by man, he said, while the Church of Christ is very strict in the application of the true words of God.
Brother Santos’s presentation included a short documentary, recording the growth and spread of the Church of Christ. The reception area of KITEC was mildly chaotic immediately after the event as guest clamoured to get registered as bible students, and to learn more about the Church of Christ. Brother Efren Valencia, the head minister for the district of China, declared the event “a great success”. “It has been a monumental day in the history of the Church and to see so many visitors sitting so attentively, listening to God’s words --- it’s truly touched our hearts,” he added.
Iglesia ni Cristo celebrates 100 years on July 27, and has been in Hong Kong now for 40 years. In 2013, the Church opened 128 new houses of worship in various parts of the world, including three more in Hong Kong. An estimated 9,000 Church members and their guests attended yesterday’s celebration, under the banner of its fellowship organization “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko (My Countrymen, my Brethren). Iglesia Ni Cristo was re-established by Brother Felix Y. Manalo, who registered it with the Philippine government in 1914 --- coinciding with the opening day of World War I.
The Church quickly spread throughout the Philippines and then began its migration to the western world in 1968, with the first overseas congregation being opened in Hawaii. Today, the Church can be found in 102 countries, with more than a million new members baptized worldwide in 2013 and a million more currently undergoing their pre-membership bible studies. In Manila, the Church’s outreach and community help programs set new global benchmarks, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. They provided 4,128 dental health checks and took the Guinness Record in 2012. The Church’s charity walk to raise funds for victims of super typhoon Yolanda also established a world record in February 2014. Guinness recognized 519,221 people walking for the cause at 129 sites around the globe.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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I’ve been taking down notes the whole time, a way of documenting the 9th iBlog Summit held at the Malcolm Hall, UP College of Law last May 31 and June 1. My steno notebook has been very helpful in keeping both blog and untold stories, live music skeds and dirty scribbles. It’s making my stories come to life, definitely cheaper than an iPad and has higher memory capacity than mine.
iBlog happiness is what I felt on my second year of attending the summit and be able to learn more about the craft, blogging. How do I define iBlog happiness? It was seeing my name on the iBlog ID, signing my name on the attendance sheet, folding my cold arms in the conference room while learning things for free, getting to know more of the people behind the numerous online journals, pushing myself to speak infront of many people while battling stage fright, leaning on a comfy chair while listening to all the bloggers’ introductions and free advertisements, having a photo at last with the mother of the Philippines’ E-Commerce Law, Ms. Janette Toral and winning an iBlog shirt twice (yes, It’s like winning a million prize). That’s just a few that I want to put on record. In this iBlog community, we are united and we all belong, so much to be thankful for.
The annual iBlog summit was  an awesome 2-day meet-up of the Philippine blogging community where speakers tackled an interesting blog topic allowing an interaction among the audience after through asking relevant questions and stating views and opinions. It will soon celebrate its 10th year which we’re all excited about.
List below are the most remembered topics:
1. Ben Francia’s effective content marketing and love for goldfish.
2. How blogging must tell a story by Jonel Uy.
3. Knowing what you can do best in working with brands by Jeoffrey Solas.
4. Jonha Revesencio’s reminder about bloggers site are not extension of any corporate blogs. It’s the nfluence which gets people into action.
5. An idealistic and impressive pitch by Angel Bombarda as she tackles about Bantay.ph’s demand for good governance and fight against corruption.
6. Janette Toral’s personal business model canvass and on how people must fall in love with your story.
7. Jason Cruz said invest to learn. I appreciate his effort to speak his native language.
8. How the art of quoting gives credibility to an article by Arvin Ello.
9. Carlo Angelo Gonzales’ love affair with social media.
10. Jay Agonoy’s how writing unique post can avoid redundancy.
Mark Madrona has a politically fun talk. Atty. JJ Disini also shared an enlightening talk about the Data Privacy Act, legalities and how to get out of trouble online. Video below by pinoyscreencast.

After listening to them, I believed that I’m more prepared for the battle. Yet it all boils down to applying the things I’ve learned and make room for improvements. We are a work in progress and learning from mistakes was a part of the training. iBlog summit isn’t only a venue where you get to know things about blog but also you get to find out how to do it right. “I will never get tired of learning,” that’s what I’ve told myself.
For me, blogging is also like music, it needs lyrics, melody and people who will listen to it. And as I write and feature music on my blog, it will always be where you can find your favorite music and artist emotions onstage through my voice which will give further story on it. I chose to be an influencer who will continue to campaign for music and OPM until my dying days, hopefully.
And now is the time to act and step-up to the challenge. I will be pushing for VerJube Photographics dotcom this year and I’m hoping to establish those 3 big and competitive R’s (Reach, Relevance and Resonance), please continue to support us. To focus on our goals and aspirations will lead the way to success.
Hey Like VerJube Photographics on Facebook and also Like iBlog on Facebook! The community is looking forward to #iBlog10, how awesome is that? Congratulations iBlog on the successful decade of thought leadership!
In iBlog community, it’s not always about serious things, we make it a point to enjoy simple things like doing the Gwiyomi. Cool! Video below by Louie Sison.

Related Links:
iBlog8: Umagang ‘Di Madalas Magisnan
iBlog8 Defined
The Digital Influencers Marketing Summit Rizal: Transforming Influencers to Brand Advocates
Digital Careers Talk: Keynotes in Getting Started
*iBlog group pic above courtesy of iBlog.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Join us in #katwitz FB Group Page and our own Website

Join us in #katwitz FB Group Page and our own Website:

Check out @katwitz Profile in Twitter and go to our #katwitz FB Page and then click Join Group, Then Message Allain Garcia or @imodeworx your Username or ask other #katwitz Admin @iszel @JanneMarie19 @iamsweetcel @kayte1986 @katro419 @iknowJanD @iamdjdeeTRP @michaelsuguitan their FB Accounts to add you
Also now you can join our Katwitz Website by using your Twitter Account, simply go to the website then click Sign In with Twitter Button. Once your Log-In you can update your info and other contents available on the site since it’s still under development, you can suggest things you wish to have or features you need on our website.
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Happy 80th anniversary District of Cavite! #INCCAV80th

Happy 80th anniversary District of Cavite! #INCCAV80th:
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