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An Invitation from Knowriel.com 

Hello. Welcome to our Filipino Help Desk.





This blog site, ProjectPilipinas.com, is made possible by Knowriel.com. Project Pilipinas is created with a goal in mind - help the Filipinos, hence we choose to extend our hands to those who are in need by partnering with an educational site.

My name is Noriel Panganiban and I am personally inviting you to visit Knowriel.com – an Educational Website for all. 
If you are a Filipino or Pinoy who needs help in study, business, or career, there is a group that is willing to assist you. You can be anyone of the following:


  • A College Student looking for help in creating your thesis, research project, or in passing your board exam. Knowriel.com is full of resources to get you going.

  • A Fresh Graduate who's aiming to find and get hired on a first job and that you need a job-magnet resume and job-haunting tips. Look nowhere but Knowriel.com.

  • A Young Professional working in a company and is eager to climb up the corporate ladder. At Knowriel.com, there are free books, guidebooks, and learning materials that are just waiting to be downloaded/requested by you.


  • An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who's returning back to the Philippines for good and wants to start a profitable business. Knowriel.com and its chief Business Coach have great business advise for you.

  • A Filipino entrepreneur, already have a running business, who needs help on fixing his/her business problems. Be it about supply chain, customer relation, cash flow, or expansion-related problems, Knowriel.com has the right solutions to offer.

  • Anyone (including foreigners) who wants to invest in the Philippines, Knowriel.com can assist you on that matter.

  • A Filipino who's just looking for advise about his life, business, or anything that would bring him success, you are welcome to visit Knowriel.com. Don't worry, we will speak in the native tongue or Tagalog to make the conversation easier and more meaningful.




How Can Knowriel Specifically Help You?

At Knowriel.com, you can for FREE:
  1. Request copy of eBooks, articles and learning materials
  2. Download and learn from Learning Guidebooks
  3. Ask for professional study, career, and business advise
  4. Schedule 1-on-1 business coaching/consultation from an expert
  5. Get more reliable knowledge and information
Yes, for FREE. The advocacy is to help you learn be it related to your study, career, or business. And as soon as you're ready to take it to the next level, Knowriel is offering affordable and negotiable coaching/consulting/tutorial services that could further bring you closer to success.


What’s in Knowriel.com that Could Guide You Learn?

There’s a lot and here are the top most.

As a Young Professional or Student, you can find the best book titles, timely articles, and useful URLs that will help enhance your knowledge and skills in specific areas of business or study you are currently engage with.


As a Start-up or Serial Entrepreneur, you can find a lot of companies from this website which could potentially become one of your suppliers, customers, or partners in the near future. Books about starting and growing a business can also be found here.

As a Business Executive or Business Owner, you can get to know more right on this website the organizations, groups, industry leaders and newer technologies that would deliver greater value to your company.


As an Investor or Venture Capitalist, this website can become your main reference point when searching for investment opportunities. The list of companies, industries, people and software that you are about to discover here will certainly influence your decision-making process in a more positive way.


If you want to start or grow your business or if you want to enhance your career as a professional, this website is certainly for you.

Anyone can certainly use this website as tool for study, business development, information search, and as an organization’s knowledge base. Each page is designed to give you the ideas, knowledge and information that are timely, practical and in a much easier to understand presentation, something that is comprehensive, meaningful, and best of all – for FREE.


At Knowriel.com, you can further:

> Access the List of books, companies, software brands, people, groups, tools, articles, blogs, and reports - the #10 Business Knowledge and Information Guides.

> Request a Copy of book, brochure, article, blog post, report, or anything you find useful on our website thru the Conditional File Share Program.

> Learn how to build your business and career with free Learning Guides.

> Learn how to improve your online business with free Smart Guides.

> Speak with a Business Coach who can offer sound advice, intelligent recommendations, and practical solutions, as well as tutorial services for your business.

> Get inspired with business quotes, get instants answers to your business questions, read sensible blog posts, engage in forums, and more of learning to make a difference.



I can’t wait for you to explore this website and use it as your own guide. Please share this invitation with your friends, family, workmates, colleagues, and connections. Enjoy and best of luck to your business and career.


Thank you,

Noriel Panganiban
noriel.panganiban@knowriel.com

Founder of ProjectPilipinas.com and Knowriel.com

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How to Travel to Baguio City?
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I think that same question is your question too.

During my elementary days, I used to sing a song about rice and a part of the song goes like this...

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One weekend, I happened to be in this exhibit of bonsai trees in the nearby shopping mall in my place. The event was titled “The Living Art of Bonsai”. The art of bonsai making is truly marvelous. Seeing these alive small trees is an amazing wonder, and so I can’t keep myself but take photos of them in every angle possible. From these experience is where I’ve seen a strong resemblance of a bonsai tree’s life to the life of the common Filipinos, hence this post.

First, have a look on some of the wonderful photos of bonsai I captured.






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What happens to the Filipinos foods?

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My Cousin Dado as an OFW in South Korea 

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And the old lady replied with a smile,

“Naku, salamat anak.”
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A belief, once it has been engraved in the people’s mind, is difficult to change, that it sometimes takes force (and time) for someone in authority to change it.



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