Acho Regie

Acho Regie


For almost 10 years, Mr. Regie C. Boquio paved ways for arranging training in the Philippines for the clients from Bhutan. He has arranged and successfully managed different training that served more than 1,000 Bhutanese professionals on different fields.

Tracing his work background, he initially worked at Informatics as a Technical Person, where he was first exposed to training for international professionals as he was a Technical Person there and acquired his skills in coordinating training. His good interpersonal relationship skills deep understanding of the Bhutanese culture brought him a lot of clients.


Mr. Regie together with his first ever trainee in 2009, Mr. Birju Sunwar of Ministry of Health

His first client, Mr. Birju Sunwar, whom he met back in January 2009,still contacts him if there are clients who are looking for a training in the Philippines,

“Mr. Regie Boquio, my best buddy, is such a wonderful gentleman. His assistance towards me and the people I introduced him to is immeasurable, in regards to any matter. He is the most trustworthy, selfless and reliable person.  He never lets us down while availing training in Philippines. I must say he is our “Bhutanese Ambassador in the Philippines. He really takes care of all the Bhutanese coming to his place of training institute.I wish him and his beloved family all the good luck and successes in their career and future endeavors. All the very best my dearest Buddy!”


Godfather Mr. Birju Sunwar together with godson Matthew (Mr. Regie’s son)

They are very good friends that Mr.Birju even became the godfather “ninong” of Regie’s son, Matthew.

He left his work at Informatics in 2014.


RMA's IT Department hosted Mr. Regie for lunch in Thimpu

RMA’s IT Department hosted Mr. Regie for lunch in Thimpu

Regie has visited the Royal Government of Bhutan twice, which even tightened his relationships, which are grounded on trust and friendship, with every Bhutanese client he has ever served.

Mr. Regie's friends from Gross National Happiness

Mr. Regie’s friends from Gross National Happiness

His visits in Bhutan were fruitful and pleasing, that when he availed of the local sim card there and posted his number online, a lot of his previous clients were calling him up and inviting him to bond with them that in a day, he had around 6-7 meetings.


Regie’s former trainees from Bhutan Telecom

In the industry that he is working with, it is very important to know and be familiar with the client, especially their culture, tradition, and preferences, and Regie already knows about the Bhutanese, which makes him very loved by them.

Regie's picture in Tiger's Nest

Regie’s picture in Tiger’s Nest

He is now working for the International Academy for Continuous Education as the Training Coordinator. He loves his work and is really aiming to give the best kind of training for every client. All clients that he has served are really lucky to have been taken care of by such a work-dedicated person.

Photoshop picture of Mr. Regie together with his clients/friends from different ministries in Bhutan

Photoshop picture of Mr. Regie together with his clients/friends from different ministries in Bhutan

When asked how he manages to arrange different training for clients, “I have spent years working in a corporate setting and I must say that that has contributed greatly to the development of my work performance. It is very important that one loves his work, I mean, you must not be after the money (but of course, that’s part of it), but you must be after the purpose of your work delivered in an efficient manner, not doing the work just for the sake of doing it, quality is the key. One may do work in a short period of time but in a not-so satisfying manner. But others do work in a slow pace but you are sure that they did their work efficiently. The secret is, you do both. Do work efficiently in a reasonable period of time. But most importantly, aim to provide for the specific need/s of your client. Just love what you’re doing and all will go smoothly. Compassion and hard work will make your work, whatever it may be, effective.”


Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2017 hosted by The Philippines


After 23 years, The Miss Universe, an annual international beauty pageant, will be held once again in the Philippines. It can be traced back that the pageant was held at the Folk Arts Theater, Manila for the first time in 1974 where 65 contestants vied to success the crown of Filipina Miss Universe 1973, Margie Moran of the Philippines.


Exactly two decades later, in 1994, the pageant came back to the country and made the Philippine its host country. The pageant was held on May 20, 1994 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay.


The live broadcast of the competition draws half a million viewers worldwide, including many from the Philippines, according to Miss Universe Organization Vice President Shawn McClain. Thus, wanting to host the pageant in Manila again for its “energetic” and “engaged” fan base. He then signed contracts with Philippine sponsors led by former governor Chavit Singson. Other private sector sponsors are Japanese billionaire and Tiger Resort chief Kazuo Okada and the Philippine’s richest man, who is also the chairman of SM Prime Holdings, Inc, Henry Sy.

BB. Pilipinas Coronation Night

It can also be added that Filipina beauty queen Pia Wurtzbach holds the Miss Universe crown from 2015.

(Miss Universe winners from the Philippines in order: Margie Moran, Gloria Diaz, Pia Wurtzbach)

The 65th Miss Universe coronation will be aired live on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on January 30, 2017 Monday 8 a.m. (Manila time).
The 65th Miss Universe Itinerary and Schedule of events are as follows:
*Updated after visits to Albay and Iloilo were cancelled due to the effects of Typhoon Nina

Jan 12-14: Arrivals, Fittings and Registration
Jan 14: Group taping in Boracay, arrival of last contestants
Jan 15: Visit to Vigan City – Welcome Event with Terno Fashion Show
Jan 16: Governors’ Ball, SMX Convention Center, Manila, 6:30 pm
Jan 17: Parade at Sinulog Festival, Cebu / Swimsuit Fashion Show, Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark, Cebu
Jan 18-19: Visit to Baguio (Street Motorcade), Davao, Batangas (separate groups)
Jan 20: Return to Manila
Jan 21: Fashion Show, SMX Convention Center
Jan 22: Women Empowerment Night, SMX Convention Center
Jan 23: Visit to Malacañang Palace for courtesy call with President Duterte (morning) / National Gift Auction, Conrad Hotel (evening)
Jan 24: National Costume Competition, World Trade Center
Jan 25: Preliminary Interviews (Group 1), Rehearsals
Jan 26: Preliminary Interviews (Group 2),
Jan 26: 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition, Mall of Asia Arena: All delegates will compete in Cocktail Dresses, Swimsuits and Evening Gowns; National Costume opening pre-taping
Jan 27-28: On-Camera Rehearsals, MOA Arena
Jan 29: On-Camera Rehearsals, MOA Arena / Final Dress Rehearsal, Mall of Asia Arena, 7-10 pm (to be confirmed)
Jan 30: 65th Miss Universe Live Telecast, Mall of Asia Arena, 8:00 am (Jan 29 at 7 pm EST) / Coronation Gala, 8:00 pm
Jan 31: Departures

Filipino – Bhutanese Friendship: How compatible are they?

Filipino – Bhutanese Friendship: How compatible are they?


The Philippines, located in South East Asia, is considered to be the 3rd Happiest Country in Asia according to survey. The country boasts of its people as generally happy and friendly. Filipinos are ones who you can easily talk to. Any topic under the sun, they will listen to you and try to converse with you always with a smile. In fact, they smile even if they are already suffering. Foreigners are often fond of Filipinos as they are full of bright ideas and are accommodating, they are mostly optimistic and they look forward to a better event after an unfortunate one, this is why they were hailed to be “Resilient and flexible like a bamboo”.


Bhutan, The Happiest country in Asia, also located in South East Asia, is a home to, yes, very happy people. They are satisfied and contented with their lives and they do not seek for more material things. They live simply and are genuinely happy with it. The Bhutanese people are really nice people and are really friendly. Any visitor of this beautiful country shall gain a lot of friends after his/her trip.

IACE's Director Aries Balanay and Regie Boquio together with NPPF Friends

IACE’s Director Aries Balanay and Regie Boquio together with NPPF Friends

So what do the stars have to say with these happy countries in relation to a possible friendship? It will most likely  bloom  since both people are the types who strive to connect with their friends no matter where they are.  They  value and remember the people they meet in their lives. You can never regret and go wrong once you befriend a Filipino or a Bhutanese. So you can just imagine the beautiful relationship that might be formed between a Filipino and a Bhutanese. It will be lasting and true.

5 Essential Benefits of Travelling

5 Essential Benefits of Travelling

To travel is to be in a journey. It is when you immerse yourself into a culture that is different from yours or the culture you were used to. You get to talk to locals, eat different food, buy items that originate from the locality, and make new friends.  Here are some traits of people who experienced travelling abroad.



Going away from home increases self-confidence. Getting out of your comfort zone teaches you how you can always learn not only about yourself, but also from everyone and everything around you.



Since travelling requires you to talk to other nationalities, people who travelled are able to converse on a variety of topics. They are good listeners and will give you feedback and contribute based on their own experiences.



Living in a other country without you knowing anyone will make you resourceful, since you don’t know other people you are all by yourself. Traveller tends to discover things without the help of others.



Being mindful to other culture is one the most important traits of Traveler. People who already travelled outside their comfort zone are very cautious so they tend to be flexible in anything.



Travelling makes you realize that your relationships with people are your most treasured possessions and find yourself feeling overwhelming gratitude for the support system in your life.

Now ask yourself this, if given the chance to travel, would you have declined the offer? The opportunity to travel is not easy to get, there could be a lot of reasons that would hinder you from traveling to begin with, so practically speaking, the answer would be in the affirmative. You will learn.  A lot. What more if the reason you’re going out of the country were for education? Most schools that offer programs for international students usually have everything prepared for you like helping you budget by giving you a fixed amount to spend, providing for your board and lodging, anditinerary. Additionally, there are a lot of agencies that offer promos and discounts for your travel plans.

So, hop on a plane, visit a new place, and get in an adventure, there is nothing for you to lose.