ILOILO is BLOOMING with NUMEROUS ART EVENTS & Promate Technologies: Tips on choosing the Right Power Solution

By: Reymundo Salao

THERE’S really no stopping or slowing down of Iloilo’s very rich art scene. This weekend was filled with events which highlighted Iloilo’s various artists, as these events also coincided with the Earth Hour Event.

First off, United Architects of the Philippines Iloilo Chapter held an art festival entitled “JAMpstART” last Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Megaworld Festive Walk, Mandurriao Iloilo City.

“JAMpstART” is the UAP Iloilo Chapter’s celebration of its yearly Art Jam. This year the Iloilo chapter has collaborated with IMPEI for this festivity of the various discipline in the arts. This JAMpstART will serve as the emerging artist’s launch party and fundraising for the chapter.

Then there was also “ARTIVISM” which was a two-day event that was held over the weekend March 25-26, 2017 at Robinsons Place Iloilo. The event also included other forms of street art and expressions like poetry reading, dancing and street music.

“Artivism” is a combination of the words “art” and “activism” and its goal is to raise awareness of social issues through street art in the forms of dance, sports, music, poetry, graffiti and murals, etc.

This is a collaborative street art activity among local artists in Iloilo. Illustrators, Graffiti artists, Gallery artists, and those working with stencil and doodles worked together on 16 large-scale artworks in black and white rendered on walls approximately 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall.

The subjects of the artwork focused on issues in media and their resolutions. The event also included the effective use of social media in sending information and communicating the essence of the project. The event was held at the Quezon driveway carpark of Robinsons Iloilo and the mural is still there for us to see.

Also over the weekend was the “Iloilo Art Festival” on its Third Year, held at SM City Iloilo SM Southpoint. This two-day special Arts and Culture event which was created and spearheaded by Councilor Jay Treñas and his office, was a project designed to promote and celebrate the various Arts that Iloilo City is proud of.

What clearly sets this festival apart from the other various arts festivals of Iloilo City is its emphasis on youth culture and the more urban and hip side of art appreciation.

The festival featured an art exhibit, pop-up booths, dance exhibitions, live art, and concerts from various Iloilo musicians.

Kudos to Councilor Jay Treñas for coming up with a project that further promotes Iloilo’s art scene and celebrates the more youthful and the more “young and raw” side of art appreciation. Events like this should go further and grow better and better, and get more support from more sectors of our local society.

Apart from these festivals, there was also the SALIDA film screening event last Friday March 24, 2017 held at the AV Hall of UPV Miag-ao. The event showcased a variety of locally made Hiligaynon short films by Ilonggo directors who catered to questions during the open forum.

Along with a growing city, a growing metropolis, and a growing local economy, we should also let our Arts and Culture grow. After all, Arts and Culture plays a gigantic role in our furtherance of Iloilo City’s Tourism.



Promate Technologies: Tips on choosing the Right Power Solution

PROMATE TECHNOLOGIES, the leading retailer of electronic devices and enhancements, gets you ready for the long summer break with its complete lineup of power solutions designed to keep your gadgets charged up and ready for any adventure.

Whether you’re going out of town, out of the country or planning to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors you need to have the right power solution on hand to recharge your devices.

“Who doesn’t love using their gadgets? In this day and age, not having a smartphone is almost like having a handicap for a working professional. Still, no matter how expensive or high tech your gadget is, it is still powered by a battery that needs to be recharged eventually, otherwise it would be of no better use than a very pricey paperweight. That is why power banks have become almost inseparable from our gadgets, says Dimple Condes, Country Manager of Promate Technologies. “And while you can find a power bank just about anywhere these days, it is important to know how to choose the right one for you so as not to put your precious gadget at risk,” she added.

Here are some quick tips on how to choose the best portable power supply/power bank for your needs:

  • First and most important is you need to know about the battery size and the charger specifications of your gadget, you can find it printed on the box. This is because you need a power bank that should have at least the same capacity of your device battery to ensure that your battery gets fully charged at least once with the power bank. If your phone frequently runs out of battery, get the highest mAh power bank that you can afford so that you have enough battery stored for emergencies.

Promate has power banks of different capacities such as the Tag-6 with 6000 mAh; Tag-9 with 9000 mAh;  Zenith-10 and Polymax-10 both with 10000 mAh; Tag-15 with 15000 mAh; and the Promate ProVolta-21 with 20800 mAH.

For those who usually bring a smartphone and tablet, a 10000 mAh powerbank is a safe choice for a power bank just like the Promate VolTag-10. The Promate Voltag 10 lithium polymer power bank is lightweight and has ultra-fast USB charging ports that lets you charge two devices at the same time. The Automatic Voltage Regulation feature provides optimum output based on the device connected. It also comes in four colors black, white, pink, and light blue to complement your style or mood.

Those looking for a higher capacity power bank should be contented with the Promate ProVolta-21. This 20800 mAh power bank can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously and has a max 3.1A output and a fire proof ABS body.

Now, if you are going for a more outdoor trip, say maybe mountain climbing or camping with small appliances, Promate has a MIGHTY solution. The Promate Mighty is indoor/outdoor Heavy-Duty Emergency Power Station with an unbeatable 60,000 mAH of power offering a one-stop solution for all your charging needs. The 200w inverter provides 230v AC mains power to run appliances such as TVs and laptops. It can fully charge laptops 3 times, or 20 full charges for smartphones.

  • Depending on the number of devices you carry, choose one that has several ports or cables so you could recharge more than one device at a time, saving you the trouble of having to wait for each one to finish.

The ProVolta-21 for example has several USB Ports with LED Flash so you can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously. The ProMate PolyMAX-Uni meanwhile includes replaceable Micro-USB and Type-C cables for Android gadgets as well as a Lighting Connector for your Apple device.

  • With its costly price tag, you have to consider your gadgets as a valued investment so it’s best to get a power bank that comes with a power-cut power feature in the event of a short circuit. All ProMate power banks have automatic voltage regulation designed to protect your device from getting overcharged.
  • Lastly, it is better to spend a little more on a power bank from a reputable brand to save you further costs. Get your Promate power banks from authorized sellers such as Silicon Valley, Lazada, National Bookstore, Abacus, Electroworld & Abenson to ensure that you are getting the genuine thing and be entitled to the full warranty.

“Promate thrives on creativity and we are devoted to finding a solution for all your digital entertainment and personal computing demands. Just like the rest of our lifestyle technology products, we are committed to strict quality control procedures to ensure that all our products are of the highest standards,” says Condes.

Promate Technologies has a full line up of portable power solutions from Power Cases, Car Chargers, Home Chargers, Laptop Chargers, Universal Travel Adaptors, to Wireless Charging Solutions and Power Banks.

Visit the Promate stores at SM North EDSA Annex, SM Clark, Ayala Cebu, Robinsons Place Ermita, ALL Silicon Valley Stores Nationwide, Abacus, National Bookstore, Electroworld & Abenson. Promate is also available through

*Promate products have 1 year replacement warranty.

Promate is a digital lifestyle electronic accessory brand focused on delivering the most specialized and original electronic peripheral solutions for Smartphones, Tablets & laptops. Incorporated in the year 2008 and headquartered in Dubai, Promate Technologies has grown to become one of the largest & most awarded provider of digital enhancements (accessories) for portable devices and digital media. Globally, Promate has a huge market presence in Europe (United Kingdom, Russia, Romania, Germany, Turkey), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar), South America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru), Asia (India, Vietnam, Philippines), Australia & South Africa just to name a few.

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