Thursday, March 15, 2018

Making a Difference in Local Governance: A Woman and a Mother . . .

Beyond governance is a woman and a mother . . . 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Re-Launching of Pilipinas Ngayon Na Business and Lifestyle Magazine

Pilipinas Ngayon Na Business and Lifestyle Magazine by Publisher Robert T. Rivera was successfully re-launched on November 30, 2017 at Aloha Hotel in Roxas Boulevard.  The event was attended by no less than former Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesperson Ignacio R. Bunye and Robert Laurel Yupangco of the Yupangco Group of companies, among others. The magazine, which was first published as quarterly newspaper tabloid in 2005 has evolved into a glossy magazine being distributed in the country and in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.

 The book "Victorious Secret Revealed"  by author Elyza Francisco Rivera was also launched in the said event.


The gathering was witnessed by the participants of the Wedding Entourage Photo-shoot  Event who entertained the guests and those present in the gathering in their beautiful gowns and wedding costumes.  The event was organized by Philipinas Ngayon Na Production.

The event was partly sponsored by Make-Up Director Janet Guasque Wen, founder of Make-Up Madness Philippines and Make-Up Director  of  Wen's Make-Up School, a TESDA accredited Make-Up School and probably the best Make-Up School in the country today that supports activities needing Hair and Make-Up Artists for fashion shows and various advocacy events on fashion and beauty as its social responsibility. Donabel Palmes Virtucion, Independent Sales Director and one of the top ten sales director of MK also partly sponsored the event.


Janet G. Wen with Usec. Robert T. Rivera and wife, actress writer Elyza Francisco Rivera

The event was also partly sponsored by RCA Digitech Inc., a photo store in Hidalgo Quiapo, Manila, owned by Ogie Almonina, one of the oldest photo store in Hidalgo located at 736 R. Hildalgo Street, with telephone numbers 733-0495.

Friday, October 27, 2017


We add value to your story . . .
Pilipinas Ngayon Na Business and Lifestyle Magazine
(Manila, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas) since 2005

Does the volume of likes or viewers in social media sites determine the effectiveness of your media campaign? Is it wise to spend your time, money and effort in social media marketing or apps (a device or a system) as your promotion and marketing media? To a certain extent, yes and no. The volume of likes or viewers means that your media campaign has created public awareness. Whether that awareness has transformed into a tangible result depends on the volume of engagement and conversion. This means the number of interaction or inquiry out of the volume of likes or views of your post and how many of those were converted to a concluded sale or the realization of the objectives of your information drive.

Another factor to be considered is the level of followings or viewers. Your site may have only one or five likes or views, but they are decision makers or somebody influential, who can influence thousands.  They may also be financier or investor who is just silently following your posts. Thus, their like or concluded transaction could be transformed into hundreds or thousands of transaction.

However, you must remember that social media is only one of mass media platform. You have the print, radio, broadcast (TeleRadyo or Livestream), Television, Visuals (signages, moving ads, billboards) and events. Over and above these mass media platforms, is the brand, your value proposition; and, the marketing communication plan and execution, which include the mass media.

Pilipinas Ngayon Na Production's Business and Lifestyle Magazine considers all these factors to provide you with an effective media campaign.

Our print media, Pilipinas Ngayon Na Business, and Lifestyle Magazine provide your target audience with an in-depth presentation of your story.   The magazine is being distributed nationwide and in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. Pilipinas Ngayon Na Tele Radyo being broadcasted via live stream (worldwide) at DWIZ 882 kHz every Mondays and Wednesdays provides your listeners/viewers with your personal appearance and views being broadcasted live. Our social media sites reinforce the distribution of your story to those who need to know your story, based on your branding and value proposition.  We also have events for a person to person engagement to establish relationship with the targeted viewers who needs to hear your story.

Over and above the media, we are composed of media practitioners who have been in the imaging, entertainment, news, media and public relations industry for more than two, three and four decades. With our experience and media platforms, imaging, copyrighting, content based approach in our mass media distribution channels,   you can be assured that your image and your story can get across to those who need to hear and know its significance to their lives.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 28, 2017 Episode

Saturday, June 10, 2017


[Mula kaliwa: DWIZ Station Manager Ely Aligora; Lolly Acosta; dating kalihim ng DOH Janette P. Loreta Garin; Usec. Robert T. Rivera (dating Undersecretary ng Press Office); at, ang kanyang anak na si Stan Rivera.]

Isang kagimbal-gimbal na pangyayari ang sinapit ng ating mga kababayang OFWs lalong-lalo na ang ating mga kapatid na Muslim na nagtratrabaho sa gitnang silangan. Ang kanilang perang binabayad pala sa kanilang pagpapa-medical check-up bago mag apply ng trabaho patungong abroad ay maaring ginamit ng mga terroristang ISIS upang pondohan ang kanilang paghahasik na lagim sa Minadano.

Ang sapilitang pagpapa medical check-up ng mga OFWs sa mga klinikang dinidikta ng mga recruitment agencies ay matagal nang pinatigil ng batas. Nguni't bakit ito'y nasagawa pa rin na hindi na-monitor ng Department of Health ay dapat masusing imbestigahan.  Ito'y binunyag ng dating Kalihim ng Department of Health na si Kagalang-galang na Janette P. Loreta Garin.  Tunghayan ang panayam ni Usec. Robert T. Rivera at Lolly Acosta kay dating Kalihim Garin:

Mapapanood ang buong panayam ni Usec. Robert T. Rivera at Lolly Acosta saan mang dako ng mundo sa Pilipinas Ngayon Na!  DWIZ tuwing Lunes at Miyerkules 12:30 hanggang 1:30 ng hapon. Inyong tunghayan!  Laging tutukukan ang mga balita, kuro-kuro at makabuluhang panayam nila Usec. Rivera at Lolly Acosta sa mga piling panauhin, tumutok sa:


Tuesday, June 6, 2017



[From left: Lolly R. Acosta; Usec. Robert T. Rivera; Tourism Assistant Secretary, Office for Public Affairs and Special Projects, FREDERICK ALEGRE; DWIZ Chair EDGAR A. CABANGON;  HRH SULTAN SHARIF IBRAHIM, Sulatn of Mindanao, Tribal Prime Minister, Mindanao; former COMELEC Commissioner ATTY. LARRY GADON; and, Citizens Crime Watch Representative WILLY QUITONGCO)

Pilipinas Ngayon Na!,  a Television Show at NBN PTV-4 hosted by former Deputy Secretary for Operation, Press Office, Office of the President and former President of RPN-9, Robert T. Rivera,  is now back on air! The program is being broadcasted worldwide LIVE! via livestream at DWIZ Facebook page and redistributed here and abroad at the Facebook page of Pilipinas Ngayon Na!  It is also linked to the different group pages in facebook and other social media sites, such as, Robert T. Rivera ON LINE! the personal blogsite of Usec Robert T. Rivera, which has been in existence for more than a decade.

With Lolly R. Acosta, President of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Press Corp and former Host of Balitaan sa Aloha, the tandem, both veteran journalist, broadcaster and media personality for more than three decades,  delivers the day's hot news and issues being lively discussed on air for both Filipinos and foreign listeners and viewers worldwide to know the latest news, development and issues that confronts the Philippines.

During its pilot broadcast on June 5, 2017, the program discussed the present security concerns and its effect on the  tourism industry, it likewise tackles the issue concerning the proposed amendment to the Philippine Constitution for a shift from presidential to a federal form of government.  Among the guests were: HRH SULTAN SHARIF IBRAHIM, Sultan of Mindanao, Tribal Prime Minister, Mindanao; former COMELEC Commissioner ATTY. LARRY GADON; and, Tourism Assistant Secretary, Office for Public Affairs and Special Projects, FREDERICK ALEGRE.

Watch how Usec. Robert T. Rivera and Lolly Acosta with their guests lively discussed the issues and shares their views.  PILIPINAS NGAYON NA!



Friday, July 15, 2016

The 2016 FAMAS Awards Night Production Meeting

The Red Carpet Grand Entrance of the Stars to the 2016 FAMAS Awards Night!

The main organizers of the 20016 FAMAS Awards Night recently conducted its production meeting at Dulcenia Restaurant along Tomas Morato in Timog, on July 15, 2016 at 4:00 in the afternoon.  Among those present were, from right:  1 Usec Robert T. Rivera, Assistant Producer 2016 FAMAS Awards Night, Executive Committee Member and  Chairman of the Press Relations and Promotions Committee, 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, President of Pilipinas Ngayon Na! Production; 2 Ms. Elaine Lozano, Events Management and Marketing Group, 2016 FAMAS Awards Night; 3 & 4 Che and Eloy Padua, President and Chairman of the Board, respectively, FAMAS Awards; and, representative from the media.

Usec. Robert T. Rivera, segment producer of the Red Carpet Grand Entrance of the Stars for the 2016 FAMAS Awards Night mentioned that the promotion of the  “Red Carpet Grand Entrance of the Stars” shall be launched on August 14, 2016 at the 2nd Anniversary of Picture Perfect Photography Group’s event: “The Wedding Entourage, an Open Photoshoot Photo Contest“ to be held at the Amphi Theater of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.     The event, which shall be attended by more than two hundred  photographers, models, children and parents, frequenting the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife for the photo shooting session was sponsored by RCA Digitech Inc., Make-Up Madness - Philippines, Ariel Seña Andaya Haute Couture with Kodak Philippines as their major sponsor.

Usec. Robert T. Rivera welcomes the support of the the photographers as partners of the entertainment industry to promote Filipino produced films through the social media.  While he recognizes the contribution of digital photographers and artists, with the social media as their medium, he also mentioned: "let us not forget the importance of prime prints to preserve momentous events in everyone's lives, which can be displayed in our respective homes and offices to keep the memory alive as a living witness of our past to inspire the future generation of artists."    

(Mr. Jerome Nicdao, Country Manager of Kodak Philippines in light blue shirt with Ogie Almonina, owner of RCA Digital Inc. and President of the Photo Store Owners Association in Hidalgo, Quiapo, Manila with the representative of Pilipinas Nagayon Na! Production)