Thursday, December 10, 2009

Victory Party Manny Pacquiao

Diana Limjoco and Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao
Dec. 8, 2009
Victory Party for Manny Pacquiao at the home of Deputy NSA Luis and governor of Ilocos Sur, "Chavit" Singon

My parents and I attended the party for Manny Pacquiao the other night. I've been wanting to meet him for the last few years, but my schedule never seemed to fit with the dates of prior parties. One of my best friends, Annette Ablan came over too. My parents decided to drive back that night to Subic instead of taking a hotel room. So Annette came and dropped me off at my hotel after the party was over.

Diana Limjoco, Manny Pacquiao, Govvernor
of Ilocos Sur, Chavit Singson
When I got the invite this time, I just jumped all over it, as I was going to be in Manila anyway to attend to a few business matters, get a medical checkup and do some last minute Christmas shopping.
Annette Ablan and Diana Limjoco

My mom, Helen Limjoco, met Manny and she got her trophy shot with him too. Unfortunately my 90 year old dad, Ramon, who also attended, is legally blind and he couldn't make it through the crush of people who were ganging up on Manny trying to get their shot with him too! Manny was very gracious considering he hardly had a chance to eat in between the people clamoring for his attention.

Later on after some fun entertainment, Manny came out and sang a few songs himself. I didn't even know he liked to sing. It was a blast. I had bought a Manny and Cotto reversible jacket and Manny signed it front and Back!

Manny signed my jacket from the Cotto fight in LV, Nevada
I am not into boxing at all, but Manny is such an Icon and pride of the Philippines, I've been wanting to meet him for quite some time! 
Gov. Chavit Singson, Helen Limjoco- back
Jinke and Manny Pacquiao -front.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ramon Limjoco 90th Birthday Dinner

We had scheduled a party for my dad's 90th birthday, with over 30 guests and family, to be held Front row left to right: Kenny Limjoco, Ramon A Limjoco, dad's daughter-in-law, Cecile Carrion Limjoco, son, Randy Limjoco Back left to right:grand daughter, Kathy Limjoco Sison, wife, Helen Limjoco(our mom), Diana Limjoco, and in back is Dave my hubby.It was raining so hard, we surely didn't expect them to drive 2 hours in a deluge, so we were all so thrilled and appreciative they braved the weather!at a restaurant in Subic Freeport. During that week dad didn't feel well so he asked me to cancel the party, and I was in Hong Kong with Dave! I sent out email cancellations but they didn't get theirs and wound up at the restaurant only to find no one there. Front row left to right-Grandson Kenny Limjoco, husband,Ramon A Limjoco, daughter-in-law, Cecile Carrion Limjoco, son, Randy Limjoco, Back row: left to right: grand daughter Kathy Limjoco Sison, mom, Helen Limjoco (our mom), Diana Limjoco and in back is Dave my hubby.

Kenny, Ramon, Cecile and Randy Limjoco with my hubby and dad's son in law, Dave Dewbre in back.
Dad didn't make a wish as he said all his wishes came true
just having his family there.
I directed them to our house, and didn't tell dad till they were there. It was quite dim and dad is legally blind now, so he didn't even see them come in.

Dad wanted just the 4 of us to have a quiet dinner, but since it was such a momentous birthday, 90, I decided at the last minute to include two gal pals who just live a few houses down. One friend brought her fiancé. We had another young chap who might write dad's bio there too. Then another friend who didn't get the cancellation called and we had her come too, for a total of 5 adult guests and two children of one of my gal pals.

Thank goodness when my brother and family arrived, we at least had quite enough food to go around as by then they were starved. They brought a yummy birthday cake with Happy 90th written on it and saved the day as mom and failed in that department since it was only going to be us 4 for dinner, we didn't get a special one made. Mom had some desert he liked, but not with Happy 90th on it!

When it came time for my dad to blow out the 1 candle, we didn't want to burn the house down with 90 candles and take an hour to light them ahhaha (he might have fallen asleep by then), he thought long and then said, "Well goodness, I have no more wishes as my wish came true with both my children, their spouses, grandkids and 1 great grandson here right now!" My neice, Kathy Limjoco Sison and dad Ramon A Limjoco. Parting shot!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Net 25 TV HomePage Show Interview

On July 22, 2009 I interviewed on Net 25 TV at for their HopePage show, to talk about tips for online businesses and to promote the new book launch for GoNegosyo that evening at National Bookstore, Rockwell Power Plant in Makati, Philippines.

The staff and host were so nice! It made me very comfortable during the interview. Here are some photos from that show, plus a link to the online Video on HomePage Facebook account.

You can view the video interview on Net 25 Tv Homepage Show Facebook account by clicking here.

Diana Limjoco and show host Eunice Marino.
This is me with the lovely and convivial Homepage Show host Eunice Marino.

Diana Limjoco and show host Eunice Marino.
Diana Limjoco on Net 25 TV Homepage show promoting Gonegosyo's book: 55 Inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs.
I naturally had to promote the Go Negosyo book I am in called 55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs, since there was a booksigning event at National Bookstore, Rockwell Power Plant in Makati that night.
Diana Limjoco on Net 25 TV Homepage show promoting Gonegosyo's book: 55 Inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs

Diana Limjoco with show producer Flovs Flores Mangilit
Diana Limjoco with show producer Flovs Flores Mangilit and show host Eunice Marino
And here I am with Flovs Flores Mangilit and HomePage show host Eunice Marino who interviewed me and made me feel so very much relaxed at at home. She's a cutie pie isn't she?
Diana Limjoco with show hosts
Diana Limjoco with show hosts
Diana Limjoco with other show hostsI also received the GoNegosyo Most Inspiring Batangueña Award for the Province of Batangas, Nov 2008

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gonegosyo-55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs

Book jacket of Gonegosyo-55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs.
Dave Dewbre in back, Diana Limjoco, Helen Limjoco and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the book launch of Gonegosyo's book,55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs
Left to right-Back, Dave Dewbre, Diana Limjoco,
Helen Limjoco, President Gloria M. Arroyo.
I am honored and humbled to be in Joey Conception's Gonegosyo book called - 55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs, which President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo formally launched. It is the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo’s third book focusing on women entrepreneurship. It was held at the National Bookstore in Rockwell, Makati City, Feb. 26, 2009.

The book got prominent display at the National bookstore
at the Power Plant Mall at Rockwell. It became the #1 Best Selling
book in the non-fiction category that year!
So many people behind any success I had.  In the book I mentioned my friend as one of my mentors, Dennis Patterson. He taught me how to make websites and use photoshop. He literally forced them upon me, because he wanted me to be able to do something with my photos and experiences. He gave me two programs, Photoshop and Net Objects Fusion, which was a WYSIWIG program, or basically what you see is what you get, website making program. Without him, I wouldn't have been able to build this business with Dave.  I can't forget, and did mention in the book, my first cousin Joel Limjoco Pastor who was instrumental in putting up my first websites. He had his own server, and said, "Let me know what website you want and I will host your files.". He hosted our family site and all other sites I decided to put up along the way.

I had no idea what it took to  have your own web server. Joel,  maybe it was nothing to you, but you allowed me to explore this new entire adventure on the internet! I will never forget you and I will always be so grateful. We now have our own dedicated server for our websites, but Joel make it all happen for me.

Of course for our business, husband Dave Dewbre, was the perfect, and equal partner.  It was our combined skills and talents that amalgamated into the perfect fusion to sustain the business.  I must give credit to our most excellent team of web designers, warehouse staff and tech support people for a job well done in keeping the daily chores going smoothly and the corporation growing
annually. It's been an interesting ride.

I didn't have an easy time learning all of this web stuff, I was already 50 years old when I started. I had to force myself most of the time. But perseverance has paid off. Now blogging is my passion.

Read Joey Conception's Blog about the event.
To find out more about the Gonegosyo organization visit their websites

The book was the current best seller in non fiction category at National Bookstore at that time:
Col. Ramon A Limjoco, Dave Dewbre, Diana and Helen Limjoco, at Gonegosyo-55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs book launch Feb 26, 2009.
My father far left: Ramon A Limjoco, Dave Dewbre, me
my mom, Helen Limjoco far right.
My 89 year old dad Ramon Limjoco, my 83 year old mom Helen Limjoco, Dave Dewbre came out in support of Gonegosyo's book
Left to right. My father,Ramon and mom, Helen Limjoco, hubby,
Dave Dewbre, me. (Diana Limjoco)

Diana Limjoco, Helen Limjoco with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Diana Limjoco, my mom Helen Limjoco and
President Gloria M Arroyo
Diana Limjoco's page in Gonegosyo's new book, 55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs.
My page is136 in the Book

Diana Limjoco and hubby Dave Dewbre in front of poster of Gonegosyo book.
My husband Dave Dewbre. EVC
At the National Bookstore Launch of the book at
the Power Plant mall at .ockwell

More photos at:

Net 25 TV: July 22, 2009 Probe Team with Cheche Lazaro Interview still shots
I also received the GoNegosyo Most Inspiring Batangueña Award for the Province of Batangas, Nov 2008

Photos of Award Day on Facebook:

Blog of Diana J. Limjoco of the Clan Limjoco