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e-commerce102.com open group discussion for Asean Integration China- Philippines, goods and merchandise importations, preparing for its finalization 2015 Free Trade Agreement.
Based on my objectives, I can honestly say the open-discussion for China-Asean-Phil Import eBiz event of Ecom102 far exceeded my expectations.
All the participants who came contributed rich insights, shared many information that are not available on google. They have given valuable opinions that validate the trends, freely shared experiences that reflects the real difficulties being encountered by Filipino SME's, individual merchants with Philippine customs.
I have shared a number of updates, practical understanding that hopefully can provide new direction, better understanding with Asean Economy Integration Free Trade Agreement in relation to E-commerce Philippines .
The open discussion encourage articulation, which made it all more interesting giving experiential learning for everyone including me.
Considering I have limit the number of participants to 16, the exchanges, the business module presentation, the jokes, the eating and the good bye's, the whole forum lasted close to 4 hours and still time is not enough. Understanding the feasibility of imports, the excitement, the potentials, so much is needed to be learn and time for everyone is not enough.
Good thing Ecom102 already have a video access/online learning module for China-Asean-Philippine Import. We can use that to continue learning, with the materials giving step by step guidelines, latest updates, continues module development, we are very confident our learning video can help everyone START their business venture with Asean cross-border trading.
CLICK HERE IF INTERESTED WITH PROGRESSIVE FULL MODULES / VIDEO ACCESS OF CHINA-Asean-Phil / Online Trading.
SHARING SOME OF THE SLIDES PART OF THE DISCUSSION -
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For the record my efforts to educate about importation, ASEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION/ ECOMMERCE is driven for the love of our heritage.
Cross-border trading import and export can boost economy and you do not need to be as big as Toy Kingdom, Zalora, Lazada, SM to benefit from existing trade agreements. Many are misguided, a lot are angry and are full of hate and this is because of economic and social inequalities. We blame the government, we blame politicians, we blame terrorist, we blame the church, because we do not have the comfortable life we feel we are entitled to.
I believe empowering once self, empowering others, educating and understanding how we can use what we already have, leveraging on technology, aligning our selves with the right people, will give us the economic freedom we all deserve. This is even if there is no support from the government, from your relatives abroad, from anyone, just knowing the basics, just enhance our computer and internet skills, a little investment on good educators, give time, increase the level of patience, focus, just by that things will all be different, our LIVES can change.
Many problems and even national issues will be solve.
I am not a hore of Xi Jinping, I do not know him.
Now I know there are many extreme activist on FB.
We are good to go today Jan 30 for the Ecom102 China-Phil / Asean Importing Biz-Localized Ecommerce. FULL HOUSE onsite participation, RSVP is close. Those who have confirmation, see you later. Do not forget to check your email/FB PM for full details. Those who do not have confirmation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who wish to attend but can't -
VIDEO ACCESS AS LEARNING MODULE - UPDATES will be available at this link
OPEN INVITATION - BUSINESS DISCUSSION for Asian Economic Community, Asian Economic Integration Finalization Phase 2015 Sponsored by Ecom102 Affiliate Marketing Program w/ Sante Barley International.
Got invited to an exclusive, invitational only business forum last week, held at the Manila Polo Club Makati Philippines. I have learn so much, very interactive with heavy interesting discussion on business trends, local to global business, international affairs, market penetrations and other creative ideas for career and business. I really appreciate the presentors - Jan Alvin Pabellon of Netsuit, Tim Klappe of Norde.com.ph and Joy Sison for personal finance, they have shared so much inputs that stir-up the night to a healthy mind rich discussion / informal jamming. If only I can invite all to such gatherings, I will but I can't. I am also one of the invited by Ronnie Mahnani.
Although ecom102 normally organize many small group workshops, online, on-site, free or with participation fee, but never something interactive, because I want such things for my friends that is why I came up with JAN 30.
OPEN INVITATION - FREE PARTICIPATION - BUSINESS DISCUSSION for Asian Economic Community, Asian Economic Integration Finalization Phase 2015.
I will be presenting the following:
1) Feasible items to import - What is HOT for 2015?
2) Open discussion on sourcing China / Hongkong / AEC countries.
3) Import documentations, duty free, EXCISE TAX expectations and adjustments.
4) Effects of ASEAN / AEC / Economic Integration 2015 to China - Import Duties on goods heavily traded items on Facebook.
What is the right expectation with custom in regards to the following goods:
5) Import trade localizing e-commerce or online trading.
6) With discussion on DROPSHIP / DIGITAL MARKETING AFFILIATE - eCommerce Business no Start-up Capital.
7) AND will open interactive discussion for business and career related to the highlighted topics.
I am not going to select participants, but will limit the participants to 15 people for this session.
So first come/ first RVSP will be accommodated until the 15 slots are fill in.
AND will open interactive discussion for business and career related to the highlighted topics. I am not going to select participants, but will limit the participants to 15 people for this session. So first come/ first RVSP will be accommodated until the 15 slots are fill in.
This is FREE and is sponsored by Ecom102 AM Program for Cross-Border w/ Paypal Ecommerce.
Aside from giving ideas, it is also my intention to hear from others, so I can update our China -Philippine Business Video Access with the right inputs, precise to the concern of ecom102 followers who wants to go for global trading.
Feel free to share our call for this free event. http://bit.ly/1JDJNo2
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TO THINK, TO FEEL, AND TO DO.., CAN YOU REPEAT THIS? POPE FRANCIS'S ANSWER TO THE TESTIMONY GIVEN ON THE AGE OF INFORMATION.
I am surprised with the part the Pope was prompted with the question about technology by the Leandro Santos II., UST Law student, at the Youth Encounter with POPE FRANCIS.
The Pope reply with THREE LANGUAGE -- TO THINK, TO FEEL, and TO DO. Can you repeat this? To think, to feel, and to do. And all that, harmoniously.
He also posed the questions, the world of information. Today, with so many means of communications, we are overloaded with information. Is that bad?
Not necessarily. It is good and it can help.
But there is a real danger of living in a way of accumulating information. We have so much information, but maybe we don’t know what to do with that information.
We’re on the risk of becoming museums of young people that have everything but without knowing what to do with them.
I am very familiar with this concern, and I have given at least 4 years of my career trying to give solution to this issue. I am very surprised it was raise to the POPE as a concern by the youth, I felt my voice was heard.
SO MUCH OF SO MANY CAN BE PARALYZING, to clear once mind what to do with technology and information is a daunting process in it self. So many who claim they figured out the internet are actually the exact people who create more confusion, adding more and more conflicting ideas, overwhelming misleading information, clogging the minds of those who turn to technology for results. In-turn museum of youth,collection of knowledge as display, but do not really know what to do with it. We have millions of users of the internet all bloated with information, nailed with their own confusion.
SO MANY ARE CONTRIBUTING, PUBLISHING TRASHY IDEAS far from the SUPERIOR REALITY, it is what makes not only the youth of our country confused with technology, but almost the 90% of the general internet Filipino users, left with million of so called clues how to use IT to advance their career, their studies, their well being, results -- NOTHING.
The internet if it is filtered, if it is authentic, can really help our youth move forward.
I sometimes really wish I have an alien power to provide FOCUS among us. To be someone who has superpower to make technology understanding instant. Unfortunately I am not. I am only she, who is sometimes defeated by own personal needs, who gets exhausted, who is also overwhelmed by the many who wants attention and make internet understanding their business and their so called advocacy.
Although we never stop thinking of how we can deliver good technology training, best e-commerce and start-up ideas, other computer education and applications, but to avoid adding more clutters online, I saw my self stepping back. To insist what I know is better and correct against others, will only be up against all the trash of those who continue to write and published about their expertise, for the purpose of better ranking, SEO effort only for attention.
I opt to step back, although reflective against my brand being not too visible, it is not contributing if we continuously over-flood the internet of ideas repackaged as new and claim uniquely as ours.
I refuse to add repeated content, personal opinion against others with no names. I refuse to publicly say more, if it is already said by others, or if I have said it before, or if I already said it again and again, regardless of my positioning, for the sake of the precious time of those who are hopeful for changes, I opt to keep our training available only to those who will come and ask.
"TO THINK, TO FEEL and TO DO, And all that, harmoniously",
To hope technology will help us achieve results for our lives, is time to DO things needed to be done.
And following what the POPE have said, be a YOUNG HOLY, a SAINT who can love. It all make sense, to love is to offer online what is good for others.
1/18 2014 -UST - Pope Francis Youth Encounter
MANILA BULLETIN TRANSLATION:
The Pope -
You might ask me: ‘Father, how do we become saints?’ This is another challenge. It’s the challenge of love. Which is the most important subject that you have to learn in university? What is the most important subject you have to learn in life? To learn how to love and this is the challenge that life offers you: To learn how to love and not just accumulating information without knowing what to do with it. But through that love, that information bear fruit.
After this, the gospel offers us a serene path and way forward. Use the three languages: of the mind, of the heart, and of your hands. And the three, to use them in harmony: What you think, you must feel and put into effect. Your information comes down to your heart and you realize it in real works. And this, harmoniously. Think what you feel and what you do. Feel what you think and feel what you do. You do what you think and what you feel—the three languages. Can you repeat this? To think, to feel, and to do. To think, to feel, and to do. To think, to feel, and to do. And all that, harmoniously.
It is my prayer I will not appear arrogant or opportunistic, but for those who need focus how to use information technology as platform in the advancement of their careers and businesses check out
ECOM102 Affiliate Marketing Program. It could be something that can provide understanding, skills, earning opportunities, mastery and sourcing.
Eireen Diokno Bernardo
Certified E-commerce Education Specialist
REVENUE MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 33-2014 by KIM S. JACINTO-HENARES Commissioner of Internal Revenue. IMPORT and EXPORT Licensing and Tax Compliance.
I do not know if you guys will appreciate this update from BIR; but for me who is advocating cross-border e-commerce trading REVENUE MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 33-2014 by KIM S. JACINTO-HENARES Commissioner of Internal Revenue signed Sept 11, 2014 is a major concern.
Amendments and additional requirements, bureaucratic challenges, so many over-lapping rules are making import and export business compliance and start up very difficult. Thus., altogether a good formula for more red tape, for more smuggling activities, opportunity heydays for corrupt officials and open situation to compromise good people/personnel amongst the BIR and Bureau of Customs.
REVENUE MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 33-201
I do not know if ako lang ang nahihirapan intindihin, or any one of my friends needs to understand the changes. But if the Philippines wants to be competitive for the ASEAN 2015 - AEC Economic Integration then import and export licence and tax return compliance should be easier to do as of this point.
I believe the efforts of the BIR and the commissioner are with good intention, I agree we should improve tax collection but I am hoping the culture of the government --
"ito ang isang-damukal na batas, ito ang mga amendments at additional requirements, other procedure. Pumunta ka roon, pumunta ka dito, etc ..,"
-- will change much sooner.
For complete of BIR RMO 33-2014 details, you can CLICK here.
An FYI for frequent flyers – POPULAR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS flagship commercial flights inbound / outbound Asia to the world; plane crash fatality count, accident report summarized by yours truly. I got curious to know it personally.
FILIPINO PREFERRED TRANS-ATLANTIC / ACROSS PACIFIC commercial flights only; domestic plane crash accidents report not included.
Philippine Airlines --
5 fatalities from a total of 2 inter't fatal incidences 1947-1994 (stand corrected)
Taiwan Airline -- 48 fatalities year 2014
Singapore Airlines -- 83 fatalities year 2000
Vietnam Airlines --
142 fatalities from a total of 4 inter't fatal incidences from 1988-1997
Saudi Arabian Airlines -- 215 fatalities 1996
Gulf Air (Bahrain) --
250 fatalities from a total of 2 inter't fatal incidences from 1983-2000
China Airlines --
475 fatalities from a total 2 of inter't fatal incidences from 1980-1999.
Japan Airlines -- 524 fatalities year 1985
Malaysian Airlines -- 671 fatalities from a total of 4 inter't fatal incidences from 1977-2014
United Arad Emirates -- 0 fatality for commercial flight / 2 fatalities for non-commercial flight 2010.
With this information; I can say I am very proud with PAL as our flagship carrier for international flights.
I am mentioning figures for international flights trans-atlantic. PAL domestic/ domestic plane accidents stats is another story.
I am talking about across pacific and Atlantic seas. Domestic flight disasters are not being counted with the safety scores with trans-atlantic flights. Domestic flights have a different safety board. Hindi rin kasi ako masyado sa domestic flights eh.
Philippines as part of the Asian Economic Integration - Opportunities of Asean Economic Community Finalization 2015
There are so many who anticipate the Philippines will be dumping grounds for all the surplus and junk that will result from the 2015 finalization of the ASEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION. But what I see are bright lights of good opportunities for e-commerce and digital marketers. We can turn it around and make it profitable for all of us.
1) Websites and online campaigns will now be very crucial to all businesses. To standout to begin with all of us will be needing our own domains or unique URL's. An avatar, internet representation, online office and virtual interaction know how will make each one of us highly competitive.
2) Logistic, manufacturing, producers and agricultural sectors will have free flow of products in and out of 10 asean countries. This is minus duties or custom obligation as AEC commitment to roll-back NTBs. DUTY FREE for imports for those who are doing domestic online trading.
3) Business / investment consultants, highly skilled professionals will be in demand per region. If you are consultants or field expert specialising in the Philippines then use that as your niche.
4) Tourism, property acquisitions, long term and short term rentals although will be very competitive but will still be very lucrative because of AEC.
I can mention more, but I supposed no one will read it anymore. If interested in the application of these opportunities from AEC for our businesses you can visit www.ecom102.com for workshop schedules.
I am a woman, sometimes a man. Most of the time I live my life online.
Maybe to some they will find my lifestyle unusual, for a lot of things I do is digitalized, made public to expressed what I want, and what I want to happen.
I AM NOT A WRITER -
I am not trying to be a writer, I am so poor at it, a lot of the time I embarrass myself in trying to be one. I think my brain is not rigged to process words I like to write, I always end up typing another word different from what I wanted to say. This is not to mention it's normal for me to misspelled words and joggle English with Filipino grammar, yet still you will find me writing very long text, it is a big irony for me too, why I keep on trying.
AN ARTISAN -
I am an artist in heart. I am moved with images that speaks about life, feelings, insights, culture, heritage, history and faith. Sometimes the internet is my refuge, my escape, my friend.
AS A WOMAN -
I am a woman of will, I need to become one, needing to be strong is an understatement. I believe I am summoned by GOD to be one. Maybe because I have to be for I am a mother of three beautiful souls. I have no other choice but to be strong just like any other woman who care and knows how to love. My will motivated by love is my ultimate tool that powers me as a female.
TO MY CHILDREN -
Nurturing and letting go, loving and wanting, protecting and allowing, teaching and letting it be is a confusing task I am face everyday. To balance all of which as a mother is a daunting task, it is exhausting, most of the time I wonder if it is really possible to achieve the right balance required for motherhood.
My only trust is GOD will embrace my children too, just like what HE always do to me when things are all wrong., when things are so hard. It is my everyday prayer good or bad GOD's presences will always be with them.
I am a daughter, a grand-daughter, a sister, a loving sister. I am a sister in law, a niece, a cousin, a ninang and a bff. I like to show God's love to all of them around me, in turn I also feel blessed with all of them around me.
I am born with something, I have a good family. I do not have a rug to richness fairy tail story. I am born enjoying the fruits of my grandmother's hard work. We are treated like prince and princesses; always like a child in their eyes. We are loved, we are protected, we are provided for. I am listened to within the family I grow up with, my opinion and what I want for my family is respected. The only gift I can give back to them as token of gratitude is honor.
POOR OR RICH-
I can be poor, there are times I choose to be one, it does not matter to me.
Having money and not having money is normal. No one should brag about their status in life, because you will always be subjected with someone who has far more than you. Anyway what ever you have always, it will never be enough.
Poor or rich there is honor to it.
AS A WORK FORCE-
I am normally a boss, a project leader, a chief operations manager, a consultant. I could also be a partner. I like to think I can work with anyone side by side. Occasionally I am a servant. I feel glad when I have a chance to do one.
AS A WIFE -
I believe I am the worst of its kind, I am very poor being one. The more I try to be perfect, the more I fail as one. Because of that, I hate being too married.
But I believe in commitment, to honor what is right, no matter how hard, no matter how sacrificial the requirements is, I will forever commit to what I think is right.
I think a spouse or a partner is not a possession to keep. A wife or a husband is an individual with their own souls, with their own thinking and aspirations, that should not be controlled, repress because of marital obligations.
Marriage should be bonded base on honest, sincere respect with utmost willingness to give or to give way.
I do not believe there is such a thing as soul-mate, but I believe in mutual admiration, affection, submission, loyalty, and the irony of fidelity and freedom.
I can be a competition, or a terrible adversary, sometimes an enemy, I rarely keep my opinion to myself against someone who I have bad feeling with. Even I despise myself when I feel ill with someone.
What I can only assure to those who like a duo with me; it will take a lot for anyone to make me reach to a tipping point. It is rare for me to immediately react on provocation without calculating the odds and the elements I can leverage, which can result good gains on my favor.
In times of war do not expect any opponent to fight fair.
Contrary to what my friends think I do have patience, I pray hard for it. I ask God to bless me with such virtue, to help me tolerate and give understanding to others who are critical of me. I need to learn how to respect opinion even if it is not favorable to me or to my ears.
As long as there is no fabrication, no exaggerations, each one of us is entitled to how we perceive things. You will earn my respect as long as you are honest with me regardless how odd your truth is.
I will never demand respect from anyone, but I will try to earn RESPECT from people who I value.
I am a business strategist, an investor, an owner, a debtor, a payor, a payee. I am a risk taker, an executioner, an occasional loser. I will settle everything I legitimately owe. I do honor my words even if it will take me my whole life time to do so. I always go back to the people who I owe promises.
Money is not the root of evil. It is the fear of not having that turn someone greedy.
I know when to let go especially if it will make me loss more; for the sake of peace some times it is best just to forgive (Matthew 18:27 - KJV)
"Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt."
YET I am not expecting any entitlement for pardon, cancellation or forgiveness. I will wish heaven will see my heart and help me amend to all who I did wrong regardless of reasons and intention.
I am thankful, I am not afraid to take some blows, to endure loses, to have nothing. I do not mind.
In life we will always have blessings. We will always have something to count. We will always be given chances to flourished and enriched ourselves; it is just a matter how good or awful, how ignorant we are in managing our gains.
I enjoy challenges. I live as if I am injected with adrenaline serum and look for challenges I can unleash the energy accumulated inside of me. I besiege what is seemingly impossible. I am DARNA.
I can't make my self humble, I need to ask GOD to touch me with humility.
I appreciate those who knows how to show appreciation, people who can give sincere praises for others. For me those who can express their admiration to other are the real people who are blessed with HUMILITY.
I hate it, I am confused with it, I never learned how to tame it inside of me. It is sometimes a rage, demanding entitlement, feeling of being so deserving to be respected.
On the other hand, PRIDE is also a the time I feel
happy and so proud of my self, for things I have done, for the things own, for the things that is around me.
PRIDE is a feeling of being capable of doing, regardless if it is good or bad. It is being happy with your talent or skills.
But I also know it is pride that gives me survival, it is being afraid of losing. I welcome pride as an instinct, to protect what I think is right.
Is a by-product of pride.
I pray envy will not eat me. I pray to be meek and low, always recognizing the presence of GOD to help me overcome envy.
Sometimes envy is painful.
In the natural sense of it time can't be duplicated, it is always diminishing and it is relevant to exhaustion.
Time is physical. It is like a space it can only be occupied once. Therefore time is just one passing second for our family. A diminishing moment relevant to physical limitation for our career.
TIME & CAREER?
I am a woman, sometimes a man. I am Eireen Diokno-Bernardo thank you for liking my page.