iCon2017 – an empowering investment conference

By Randell Tiongson on March 8th, 2017

The Philippine economy continues to be on track towards sustainable growth despite a global slowdown. Businesses continue to flourish; revenues are posting good growth and the Filipino remains hopeful of their future. However, challenges abound and we are not without fundamental concerns. The era of growth has also ushered tougher competition, changing mindsets, volatility and general confusion among many Filipinos. Furthermore, financial and investment education remains to lag behind income growth which has posted a great challenge on inclusivity and personally benefiting from the growth in the long run. Basic financial challenges continue to be a concern to many like savings, investing, debt, retirement, etc.

My investment conference, or #iCon was organized in the hope to further the financial and investment education of many Filipinos and it has stood out among similar conference because of quality, reach, content, roster and the like. #iCon does not only inform it’s audiences, it imparts wisdom and inspire them to be proactive. Due to its success, #iCon is now running on its 5th year.

#iCon2017 continues its tradition of featuring the best minds of the industry but we are also featuring new and exciting additions this year. Joining the ranks of #iCon2017 are: Marvin Germo, the country’s leading stock market advocate; Rex Mendoza, leading investment advocate and one of the most sought out investments thought leader; David Leechiu, leading expert on property investing; Diwa Guinigundo, the deputy governor of the BSP and one of the reasons why the BSP is highly respected; Carlo Ople, leading thought leader on the digital economy; Rosemarie Rafael, the dynamic CEO of several corporations; a panel of young expats who left the comforts of their high paying jobs to start businesses and investments in the Philippines; and more!

#iCon2017 will be held on May 27, 2017 at the SMX in SM Aura, Taguig City and will run from 9am to 6pm.

Slots are limited so make sure you register soon! For detais and registration, visit www.bit.ly/ICON_2017 or sms/call 0916-1871506.



Money Talks, the Live Q&A Forum

By Randell Tiongson on November 1st, 2016

Over a year ago, I was given an opportunity to start the very first finance themed Viber public chat group. Understanding the opportunity of using the public chat group to further financial education, my friends who are all leading finance experts have participated in this group and because of that, the group has been a source of much finance knowledge and wisdom ever since. From modest beginnings, the Money Talks Viber public chat groups now have almost 10,000 members.


On November 23, 2016, we will have our very first public gathering that will feature the amazing people behind the public chat group. These experts have impressive backgrounds and have even more impressive hearts to help educate the Filipinos. Featured at our first forum are:

Rex Mendoza – Managing director of Rampver Finanicilas, former CEO or Philam Life; one of the country’s most respected and admired finance personality

Marvin Germo – Mr. Stocks Smart, one of the country’s most admired thought leader in stock market education

Dr. Alvin Ang – One of the country’s most respected economist and professor at Ateneo de Manila; he is the former president of the Philippine Economic Society

Rienzie Biolena – One of Registered Financial Planners mentors and a investing and mutual fund expert

Dennis Sy – Best-selling author of Rich for Life and other books; advocate of stewardship and pastor of Victory Green Hills

Salve Duplito – Host of ANC’s On The Money and award winning finance media personality; she is the “Queen” of personal finance

Jess Uy – Advocate of global investing and financial education for OFWs

Carl Dy – Property investing expert and best-selling author; President of Spectrum Investments

Edric Mendoza – Anchor of ANC’s On The Money; family finance and home school advocate; the “poster boy” of personal finance

Jayson Lo – Best-selling author, speaker and trainer on Behavior and Personality Development

Paulo Tibig – Mr. Entrep Champ; advocate of entrepreneurship, CEO of V Cargo

Bodge Santos – Advocate of banking and financial services; executive of East West Bank

The event will be this November 23, 2016 at the SMX Aura in Taguig City from 6 to 10pm. The event is only P500.00 per person and already comes with me new compact edition of Everyday Moneyfesto: 365 Days of Financial Wisdom book.



Here’s how you can participate in this momentous event:

  1. Deposit or transfer P500 (per person) to BPI 0249-1113-09 or BDO 006440069496 (John Randell Tiongson)
  2. Send photo of deposit slip or on-line transfer advice to [email protected] along with your name and contact details and wait for confirmation
  3. Bring the proof of payment to the event

The venue has limited seating so it will be best to register and pay early to be guaranteed a seat. We will close registration as soon as we hit the maximum seating capacity.

Do not miss this chance to hear and ask questions directly from the Philippine’s top finance experts!



Francis Kong’s Will to Win

By Randell Tiongson on August 22nd, 2016


The world continues to change, the nation continues to change.

To thrive in today’s environment, the need to win needs to be instilled in the hearts and mind of people and organization, lest one will find itself forgotten in obscurity or worse, obsolescence. Now more than ever, discipline is not only needed, it is fundamental.

On October 1, 2016, Francis Kong will headline a conference that will equip participants with the disciplines to success. The event is aptly titled “The Will to Win”. Venue will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Robinsons Galleria, Q.C. from 1 to 6pm.

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Francis Kong is the country’s top motivational and inspirational speaker and personal development coach. He has been in the forefront of pushing many Filipinos not only to be inspired but also to be excellent. Excellence is something that can thoroughly equip many of us with today’s situation. Francis Kong is a TOFIL awardee and a multi-awarded speaker, columnist, author and multi media personality. With thousands of engagements speaking to virtually every top corporation in the Philippines and hundreds of conferences, Francis Kong is the undisputed influencer in his field.

As the main speaker of the event, Francis Kong will tackle the following topics:

  1. Intellectual discipline
  2. Emotional discipline
  3. Skills and competence discipline
  4. Personal growth discipline

Joining Francis Kong in the conference will be Gretchen Ho, Carlo Ople and myself.

Gretchen Ho is a Filipino volleyball player and television host. She was a volleyball standout of the Ateneo Lady Eagles. She was instrumental in bringing interest to the sport of volleyball, a sport now enjoying unprecedented popularity. Gretchen Ho will speak on physical disciplines.

Carlo Ople is one of the country’s foremost thought-leader in the area of social media and digital marketing. From gamer to blogger and now a managing partner of a leading digital agency, he was influential in brining his agency industry awards and record-breaking revenue. His team was also instrumental in the digital success of the “AlDub phenomenon.” Carlo will be discussing disciplines in the digital economy.

As a personal finance advocate, my work has been in the teaching and coaching of Filipinos in the area of personal finance. With over 200 lectures a year, speaking in 12 nations outside the Philippines, writing books and columns, my advocacy is to see a financially empowered and productive Filipino. I am tasked to speak on financial disciplines.

The learning fee is P2,000.00. Seating will be dependent on first pay, first served arrangement so reserve and pay for your slot early!

To secure a slot, click http://successoptionsinc.com/

It’s time to have the #WillToWin2016

This event is presented by Sun Life