Monday, January 28, 2008

Negoskwela goes to Baguio

Negoskwela will conduct seminars “Comprehensive Balloon Making and Design” and “Basic Meat Processing” on February 19 to 20 at 67 Marcos Highway (former Chaparral Compound), Baguio City.

For inquires and reservations, those in Baguio may call or text 09204013959 and 09196670440, while those in Manila may call 4267952.

Check out Negoskwela's latest schedule here in Manila. You may also visit their website at

Bo with Rudy Torres and Jomar Hilario

Bo Sanchez and Rudy Torres, will conduct a seminar entitled “Truly Rich Super Direct Marketing Program” on February 8 and 9. Bo, of course, is the famous lay preacher, while Rudy Torres is a markeing guru who is said to have grossed P9M just by marketing one product in 9 months. To attend the seminar, your investment will be P9750 at the regular price, or P8750 per person at the special couples or business partners’s price.

Also, Bo Sanchez together with Jomar Hilario will also conduct another seminar entitled “Truly Rich Hands-on Internet Marketing Workshop” on February 15 and 16. Jomar Hilario is said to be a young man who sold P2M worth of tickets for a concert in just 30 days and using just email. Your investment will also be P9750 at the regular rate, P8750 at the special couples and business partners’ rate.

And guess what? The organizers offer a “crazy” double-your-money-guarantee to the participants of these seminar. They say that if you don’t earn at least double from what you invested in the seminars, they will return your money plus an extra P2,000. Bold assurance I would say, something that should convince a lot of people to attend.

Lastly, Bo will do a rerun of his How To Be Truly Rich Seminars on February 2 from 8am to 12 noon I think in Camp Aguinaldo. I attended the last session and can really guarantee it is worth your P475. There were probably between one to two thousand of us who attended and felt blessed attending the seminar.

For inquiries and reservations for any or all of these events, I understand you just have to call Beckie at 7229562 or email

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Free Accounting for Non-Accountants ebook

Accounting is really easy. It is not rocket science. In fact, your regular accountant may be, as the popular tv game would say, not as smart at your regular fifth grader.

If you don't believe me, ask him on the spot what's the sum of 21 and 18. Or any other pair of 2-digit numbers at that. Chances are he will still punch the thing on his calculator before giving an answer.

Joking aside, accounting is really based on the very simple equation of "assets equals liabilities plus owners' equity". The methods used are just means of ensuring the integrity of this equation.

I have written about this before and would like to share my thoughts with you in this free ebook entitled "Accounting for Non-Accountants: A five minute Accounting appreciation course".

To download, just click on the link above. Feel free to reproduce or redistribute it, provided you keep its contents unaltered, and provided you do not do it for profit. If you have any accounting concerns, kindly visit us at

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Accounting services for SMEs

While most large companies have huge accounting units and have ready access to large accounting and auditing firms, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) usually have to make do with the crudest record-keeping by its owners or managers as source of financial information.

This is unfortunate because no business is too small to benefit from a properly set up accounting system and to profit from reliable and timely generated information. Needless to say that the importance of these information is the same for SMEs as it is for large companies.

Reportorial requirements, though perhaps more complicated for large companies, are also generally the same for SMEs. In addition, the need for independent review, external audit and sometimes fraud investigation, is present even in SMEs.

With the advent of the information age, we are seeing thousands of these SMEs sprouting. In fact, I would not be surprised if there are a thousand SMEs per one large company in the Philippines. What I think is sad is that the accounting profession seem to be not quite ready to service their needs.

As I start a new career in public accounting practice, I resolve to be among the forerunners in this area. I want to make it my objective to address the needs of SMEs and be part of the fastest growing sector of our economy today.

In this effort, I will be providing services such as setting up of accounting systems as well as bookkeeping services, payroll processing, bank reconciliation, financial statement, tax return preparation, risk analysis, external audit, fraud investigation, management advice, tax compliance and audit assistance, among others.

For inquiries, call me, Gilbert E. Lumantao, Certified Public Accountant, at GEL Accounting Services, with landline no. 4560428 and mobile no. 09189387793. You may also email me at or message me at Yahoo Messenger (userid "gelumantao"). In case unavailable, just leave your contact information and I promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

You may visit my accounting website at The site is still under construction but the essential information is already there.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Charity Computer Bootcamp

For almost ten years, Henry N. Ong II worked for local call centers and consultancy firms as a trainer, team leader and quality assurance (QA) manager. He also worked overseas as a junior network administrator of an oil and gas company in Abu Dhabi where he spent his spare time teaching at Informatics, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

There, he taught Adobe Photoshop, Imageready, Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Windows 2000/2003 Server, Hardware and Software PC Assembly and Installation, Upgrade, Troubleshooting, and Computer Network Basics (LAN/WAN).

With Henry's at Informatics, teaching became his passion. When he left his previous job as QA manager in order to takeover the management of their family business from his ailing father, he could not help but feel the itch to teach. After a while, he finally decided to scratch the itch.

Henry decided to teach during weekends computer courses such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Illustrator in a make-shift training facility/living room in Barangay Valenzuela, Rizal Village, Makati. He made it his personal mission to offer very affordable courses with registration fees ranging only from P800 to P1500 which he says is only for the purpose of sustaining his project.

If you want to know more, check out his ad entitled Charity Computer Bootcamp Trainings. I bet it is not easy to find these kinds of courses offered at such low fees.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Meet Larry Gamboa in person

I have heard so much about him. He is the author of the bestselling books Think Rich, Pinoy and Grow Rich, Pinoy. Apparently, he has applied Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad principles to the Philippine setting and have earned millions through real estate investing. He (or perhaps his team) maintains a blog at

Come February 16, we have the chance to meet and learn from Mr. Gamboa in person. He and his Think Rich Pinoy team will conduct a Think Rich Pinoy Wealth Seminar at the Philamlife Building in Manila, with a repeat event on February 17. To attend on either day, the investment will be P1300 before January 18, or P1450 after.

The amount will have to be deposited through the BPI checking account under the name "Espiritu Santo Technologies Int'l Inc." with no. 8291007318, and email the scanned deposit slip with name, address, contact info, and your preferred sched to

Jeff Menguin Workshops and Seminars

I feel leadership really is nothing but influence. With influence, you can move others to help you do great things. And yes, we all have heard about leadership by example, but a big part of the "influencing" is really done through speech. Through the spoken word, we get to relay our thoughts, our inner feelings, our dreams and aspirations to the person/s next to us.

I believe that we all have a purpose in life. By attaining it in our lifetime, we deliver our grand message, our piece, to the world. But are we prepared to deliver this message clearly and effectively? Did the years of schooling prepare us not only to read, write and compute, but also to speak with heart and conviction? Chances are we need more training in this aspect.

This is why I was happy to have come across Jef Menguin's blog. He offers various workshops and seminars including those on speaking with confidence, personal effectiveness, presenting to win, customer service, training techniques and coaching skills. He describes each of these workshops in the Programs page of his blog.

Your investment in a Jef Menguin workshop will be P3000 at an early-bird rate, or P3250 at the regular rate, for all one-day workshops. For two-day workshops, it is P5250 and P5750, respectively. In case you are interested, you may see the tentative 2008 calendar posted in his

Negoskwela's schedule for February

One of my new year's resolution is to maximize and take advantage of all learning opportunities. This is why I continue to be on the lookout for affordable seminars and trainings. One of my favorite providers of course is Negoskwela. I have subscribed to their mailing list and get regular updates of their schedule.

Negoskwela now maintains a website that you can access at To see their schedule there, click on the running link on the top right corner (in blue) of their homepage. Click on the lick and it will open a half-screen window showing the schedule. To navigate, click on the document and press page down or page up. Have to say its not very user-friendly yet.

In any case, this is their latest schedule covering the remaining part of January and a big part of February 2008.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

PSE Bull Run 2008

What a great way to start the new year. Join the PSE Bull Run 2008 and run for/support the economy. It will be held on Sunday, January 27, 5:30 am, at the NBC Tent Parking Lot, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig. Registration fees for 10K is only P200, 5K is P175, and 3K is P150, until January 20. It will be P250, 200, 175 later.

Forms are available at the Market Education Department of PSE, 4/F PSE Centre, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, through Katie B. Buenaobra (tel. no. 6887538), or at the Administration Department, 2/F PSE Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, through Jaja F. Aboc (tel. no. 8194424).

Forms are also available at IntrASports, Inc., both at 37 (455) Malaya cor. Ligaya Streets, Plainview Village, Mandaluyong City (c/o Sandy Paredes, tel. nos. 7470383, 09194489046, 09227976995), and at 78 Dr. Alejos Street, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City (c/o Cristy or Audrey, tel. nos. 7834727, 09197301941, 09155403936).

For more inquiries, contact the Market Education Department at tel. nos. 6887537 to 38, fax no. 6346695, or through the email address

Monday, January 7, 2008

How to be truly rich by Bo Sanchez

Bo Sanchez, very powerful preacher, calls on us to start the year right with his very powerful "how to be truly rich" seminar which he will be giving again on Jan 12 8:30 am to 12 noon.

According to him, normally he gives the seminar to companies at a fee of P7,000+, but for this run, he will be giving it for a very low fee of P475. Not only that, those who will attend will be qualified to attend his Truly Rich Financial Coaching Program on Jan 18 (my bday!) and 19. And wait, you also get to join his Truly Rich Club.

For reservations, call Beckie at telephone no. 7229562 (Tuesdays to Fridays 9am to 6pm) or email her at

Negoskwela schedule for Jan and Feb 2008

I have to say that many of those who visit this site are looking for information about Negoskwela. That is what my mybloglog statistics say. Previously, that was because Negoskwela, a division of Skill Power Institute, didn't have its own website. They have put up a website already at Still, there are lots of people who end up on this blog looking for information and their latest sched. I guess people are really interested in the kind of courses they offer. Check out their latest offerings here.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Pinoy Seminars' new look

I was absent from this blog for quite some time and I felt it would be nice to celebrate my return and the new year with a new template. Besides, I was not quite comfortable with the previous template because it was the same design used by other more popular blogs/sites.

Together with the new template, I am also restarting and redesigning my blogroll into a "link exchange" list. This time around, I intend to list only related blogs willing to list Pinoy Seminars in exchange. I think it would better that way. The list should be up in a few hours.

This year will be a really new year for me as I have decided not to renew my contract with my last employer. I did so after so much thought and reflection. I still do not know yet where I will end up working, but for now, I intend to spend whatever extra time I have on my blogs. There is therefore reason to expect new things from this blog.