Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hypertension Awareness, treatment and Control

By Dr. Reuben C. Ricallo

The Philippine Society of Hypertension joins the International Society of Hypertension and World Hypertension League in their global effort to stem the tide of hypertension, which remains the leading cause of deaths in the Philippines and worldwide. Find out how you can help save tens of thousands of Filipinos yearly

Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) remains the number one cause of deaths from all causes worldwide. In Southeast Asia wherein the Philippine population makes around 16 percent of the population of the region, the annual mortality attributed to high BP is nearly 1.5 million deaths.

In the Philippines, it is estimated that around 200,000 deaths yearly can be attributed directly or indirectly to high BP.

With one out of four adult Filipinos having high BP, and with roughly half of them not knowing they are hypertensive, this really calls for some urgent action.

Stemtech Philippines partner with Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC)

Stemtech Philippines was launched last September 19, 2009 as a branch of Stemtech International, Inc. in Florida, U.S.A. More than a thousand distributors, local and foreign gathered and witnessed the event graced by Stemtech CEO Ray Carter.

The event proved to be a success with the signing up eventually of more than 2000 distributors in the next year to come. The office is well supported with an excellent computer system that allows our distributors to do remote business transaction from ordering to checking their genealogy.

Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC) Nutriment Project Profile for 2017

Nutriment is the flagship nutrition services campaign of Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC) composed of different programs promoting plant-based diet for the center’s clients. It comes from the combination of two words: nutrition and department.
There are currently three Nutriment Projects by HICC and these are:
  • In-House Menu
  • Home Based Workshop
  • Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition
In-House Menu
  • a menu listing Nutriment’s nutritious, delicious and enticing plant-based food products that clients can consume during treatment services while within HICC premises or as take-
    out meals to be enjoyed at home
  • a customized menu can be made available depending on a client’s specific condition or needs, fulfilling the center’s slogan “Providing Healing that Cares” through recommended food nutrition
Home Based Workshop
  • a specially-made workshop done in a client’s home that allows clients to learn the benefits of shifting to plant-based diets for them and their loved ones
  • HICC believes that education is the key to achieving excellent health through proper nutrition
Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition
  • a specially-made workshop done twice-a-month at the HICC premises that allows clients to learn the benefits of shifting to plant-based diets for them and their loved ones
  • HICC believes that education is the key to achieving excellent health through proper nutrition
Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition Package
Good for 1 person (Target Participants Minimum of 5 Pax)
1. 3-5 hour workshop and discussions
2. food supplies demo (1 recipe for one set meal – appetizer/salad, main dish and drinks
3. recipes, manuals, complimentary apron
4. certificate of participation
Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition Package Workshop Themes:
First Sunday: Filipino Cuisine
Second Sunday: Oriental Cuisine
Third Sunday: Mediterrean Cuisine
Fourth Sunday: Western Cuisine
Fifth Sunday: Best of Both Worlds
Starts March 5, 2017 @ HICC Studio

Herbalife Philippines Opens South Luzon Quick Response Center to Expand Product Access Point

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 24 – Global nutrition company, Herbalife, marked another milestone in the Philippines with the opening of a new product access point in Calamba, Laguna. Named as the South Luzon Quick Response Center (QRC), it is part of Herbalife’s  efforts to support its members to bring quality nutrition to more Filipinos in the country.

Greenpeace Reports Smartphones Leaving Disastrous Environmental Footprint

Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet, according to a Greenpeace USA report released today. The report shows roughly 968 TWh was used to manufacture smartphones since 2007 - nearly the equivalent of one year’s power supply for India - and the devices contribute significantly to the 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste expected to be generated in 2017.

The report is released as Greenpeace Spain activists attempted to unfurl a banner from the building where Samsung was holding a press conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the message “Reuse, Recycle, Rethink”. The activists are demanding Samsung reuse and recycle the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7s recalled in 2016 following reports the devices were exploding or catching fire.

“What has happened with Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7 is indicative of a wasteful and unsustainable system. Rushed design and production cycles can lead to wasteful mistakes, not to mention the impact on our planet,” said Jude Lee, Global Senior Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

March Promos for Shopee’s High Growth Mobile & Gadgets Category

“We’ve seen enormous demand for our mobiles and gadgets selections over the past few months, and have been working closely with our sellers to make sure we offer great value for the wide selection of products our buyers want, especially as they search for gifts for new graduates or the latest tech to bring to their summer travels,” shares Macy Castillo, Shopee’s Head of Commercial Business.
Several brands and shops such as MemoXpress, Torque, IntoGadgets, X-Mini, Bavin and My Kronoz Philippines have joined Shopee to provide a wide range of options at different price points.
Next month, Shopee will launch it biggest mobiles and gadgets promo, “March Madness”. Technophiles can look forward to some of the lowest prices for mobile phones and gadgets. Throughout the month, Shopee will be featuring campaigns such as Mobile Mania, which offers the latest and most affordable phones, and Shopee Exclusives, featuring deals on gadgets and accessories only found on Shopee, among others. Users can expect exclusive discounts of up to 85% off, product launches, and gifts and promo bundles, along with more games and surprises for the Shopee Community via the app and its social media channels from March 1 to 17.
“Our main commitment has always been to provide the best experience to our buyers and sellers,” Castillo adds. “Having familiar brands on board and offering unbeatable deals mean we always have a wide variety of affordable tech products to make shopping on Shopee fast and easy.”

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lamudi Releases Its Own Lifestyle Magazine

In a bid to conquer every nook and cranny of the real estate scene, leading online property marketplace Lamudi Philippines is expanding its reach by launching its own lifestyle magazine centering on real estate.




25 February 2017 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES: COLOR MANILA, currently the most aggressive ‘concept fun-run’ organizer in the country today, is setting its sights on its next  big event at Clark, Pampanga on March 19, 2017.  The last event of COLOR MANILA at Clark, Pampanga saw a sold-out event with 6,000 participants.  The upcoming CM Challenge Run, which will be held at the Clark Parade Grounds, will have the runners this time go through obstacles, color stations and mazes.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Praxis Cafe, Serving Up Financial Literacy By The Cup

  “4 out of 19 Filipinos have savings, but 7 out of 10 who have their savings keep their savings at home. Only 20.8% of those surveyed who are aware of life insurance actually have Life Insurance”-Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) 
Sense for Money (SFM) has officially launched the Praxis Cafe today, February 23, 2017. Praxis Cafe is located at the second floor of Classica 1 Condominium, 112 H.V. Dela Costa st., Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is a game cafe devoted to improving the financial awareness of all who come and play Praxis. Prior to this launch, Praxis could only be played through Sense For Money’s corporate partners. “We felt the need to provide a direct avenue to consumers who aren’t reached by our corporate clients.” said Mari-an Albert, SFM Philippines CEO. “We at SFM strongly feel that financial literacy is a life skill that empowers and changes people’s lives -that’s why we encourage everyone to play whenever and wherever they can, whether at the Cafe or through our corporate partners. Regardless of where you play, players will exxperience a wide variety of gameplays.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Light Network goes Digital!

  Light Network channel 33 is achieving greater innovation as it begins its official broadcast on Digital Television this coming March 2017! Through this exciting breakthrough, viewers in Mega Manila will soon be able to experience a clearer and highly-improved video and sound quality of Light Network in their televisions. Once official broadcast begins, people can now watch Light Network anytime and anywhere because not only will the channel be available on digital boxes and digital-ready televisions, but it could also be accessed through handheld devices such as tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.


22 February 2017
Unity of Child Rights Advocates Against Inhumane Treatment and Neglect of Children (UNCHAIN Children) and Salinlahi held a picket noise barrage in front of the House of Representatives (HOR) earlier today to protest moves to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility of children in conflict with the law (CICL). Kharlo Manano, Salinlahi secretary-general said, “We condemn this punitive action of some of the representatives in pursuing the lowering of the MACR of CICL!”

Referring to today's submission of a substitute bill for HB002 in the HOR Sub-committee on Correctional Reforms, Manano lamented, “We fear for the protection of CICL in this kind of fast-tracking of legislative proposals that Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro is doing. He has not thought about the situation of CICL and he has not shown any regard to their impoverished situation which forced them to be involved in petty crimes.”

Lamudi Releases Its Own Lifestyle Magazine

In a bid to conquer every nook and cranny of the real estate scene, leading online property marketplace Lamudi Philippines is expanding its reach by launching its own lifestyle magazine centering on real estate.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


FEBRUARY 26, 2017

3:00PM to 11:30PM


In February of 1945, at the close of the second world war, “The Battle of Manila” devastated the capital city of the Philippine Islands. Caught in a clash between the armed forces of the United States and Japan, Manila, once known for it's architectural beauty and gracious citizens, had been battered and brought to her knees. Collateral damage in a war not of her own making.

Monday, February 20, 2017

9th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2017 Exhibition and Conference

This event is the biggest biennial Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics B2B Exhibition and Conference in BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area.
We are delight to invite you to participate in the next biennial 9th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2017 Exhibition and Conference – now in its 9th successful year - taking place on Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February at the luxurious 5 star The Peninsula Manila Hotel, Manila, The Philippines.
This Exhibition and Conference is honoured to be endorsed by the Department of Transportation and Communications and hosted by the Philippine Ports Authority.
A two days Conference Programme will feature 30 world-class conference speakers addressing topical issues and challenges on BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area regional transportation and logistics attended by a gathering of 400 senior government officials, industry principals, decision makers, academics, harbour masters, harbour engineers, port engineers, maintenance supervisors and procurement decision makers together with the region’s leading shippers, cargo owners, importers / exporters, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics companies, ports, terminal operating companies, railway operators, port equipment and services suppliers from countries throughout the BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area region. The full details of all past delegate at the ‘sold out’ 2015 event are available on this homepage.
There will be an Exhibition of 50 international shipping lines, container ports, logistics companies, IT companies, container terminal equipment, services providers and event sponsors.
We are delighted to invite you to participate in this event by reserving an Exhibition Booth and registering conference delegates to attend the concurrent two days Conference Programme.
We look forward to the pleasure of your company at the biggest biennial Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference in BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area region taking place at the luxurious 5 star The Peninsula Manila Hotel from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Jose Mari L. Yupangco to promote the Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate this March 2017

On March 30, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari L. Yupangco and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas.

Children Want a Just and Lasting Peace - SALINLAHI

“Children want a just and lasting peace, who doesn’t?” this is the statement of child rights group, Salinlahi in today’s One Billion Rising (OBR) program at Manila City.

Kharlo Manano, secretary-general of Salinlahi said, “To achieve a just and lasting peace, the Duterte government needs to stop its all-out war against the CPP-NPA-NDFP and go back to the peace negotiation. The continuation of the peace talks is very important and will help improve the lives of millions of impoverished Filipino children and their families.”


This Month's Pineapple Jam will be held on Sunday February 19 at the Fringe Club (SIMCAS Rooftop, P. Burgos Street corner General Luna Street).

Take note that the jam will Not be held on the First Sunday of the month (Feb. 5) like normal. And also that it will Not be held at Pineapple Lab itself, but at our rooftop venue a few streets away.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Enduro Pilipinas Series Year 5!

Over the past couple of years, this question has been asked incessantly. Not because ENDURO racing has had a difficult time introducing itself to the world, no. It comes more from the fact that ENDURO RACING is a fast, if not the fastest, growing riding format all over the world. So what is it exactly? What does it mean and how does it differ from the different bike racing or biking (in general) formats out there? Enduro started much like mountain biking itself – it filled a new, emerging need for bike riders. 



MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Under Armour, the leading
developer, marketer, and distributor of
branded performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and connected fitness
platforms, will hold its second
installment of the Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge dubbed “Test of
Will” this summer.

The inaugural Test of Will had a successful and promising turnout last
year, with two Filipino athletes Zoe
Pond-McPherson and Noelle Wenceslao emerging victorious in the exciting and
heart-pumping competition.

In search of a new batch to don the Philippine colors on the thrilling Test
of Will stage, Under Armour will hold
a national heat at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on the 25th
and 26th of March 2017.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Zooper Cruise: A magical ride at Pasig River

 Filipinos are using the Pasig River Ferries everyday, 400 of them according to Manila Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA)  but must be one of the means of transportation of thousands more not just by hundreds, so what hinders them?   The Philippines has many beautiful local tourist attractions, yet many Filipinos as well as foreign tourists have not yet discovered the beauty of Metro Manila. Zoomanity Group with an aim to promote education and environmental conservation of Pasig River launches Zooper Cruise, a zooper unique cruise experience under Zoomanity Foundation and for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sinag Maynila Film Festival now on its third season!

Sinag Maynila Film Festival will be from March 9 to 14,2017

The local film festival`s new tagline “Sine Lokal-Internasyonal” lives up to its core as the roster of finalist handpicked by Sinag Maynila CEO and founder Wilson Tieng and world-renowned and internationally acclaimed field director Brillante Ma Mendoza have been announced. “ The upgrade mechanics for this season may have been a risky move, but we are very happy with outcome,” says Tieng. “We are looking forward to the reception of these films here and of course, internationally.”

With the tremendous success of Sinag Maynila`s debut in March 2015, more talented filmmakers took their chance in getting a nod to be part of the competing roster as it has been closely associated with the opportunity for international recognition. This year`s categories include Full length, Short Films, and Documentary.

The Bakery Management Forum on February 17-19, 2017

 The Bakery Management Forum will give the visitors the opportunity to ask the experts about the procedures and practices in the baking industry, held during Bakery Fair Philippines, the ninth international exhibition on bakery confectionery and food service equipment and Supplies in Manila, the Philippines  on February 17-19, 2017.

The forum takes place February 18 (10 AM – 12 PM), within the fairground.  The event is organized to showcase technological advancements and techniques in baking, gain competitive intelligence about market leaders, and track industry trends and its opportunities under one roof.

The ninth International Exhibition on Bakery, Confectionery and Foodservice Equipment and Supplies takes place at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Zoomanity to launch "The Love Boat" for Valentines

 Filipinos are using the Pasig River Ferries everyday, 400 of them according to Manila Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA)  but must be one of the means of transportation of thousands more not just by hundreds, so what hinders them?   The Philippines has many beautiful local tourist attractions, yet many Filipinos as well as foreign tourists have not yet discovered the beauty of Metro Manila. Zoomanity Group with an aim to promote education and environmental conservation of Pasig River launches Zooper Cruise, a zooper unique cruise experience under Zoomanity Foundation and for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River.

For this February 14, 2017 at 4PM in the afternoon, let us serenade you with love songs, sweet souvenirs, delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine and an experience you will never forget via our newest attraction "The Love Boat." For only Php 1,400.00 per head, you will have a magical ride with your love ones. Bring your family and enjoy the cultural mome

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Please come to the opening of Bellas Artes Projects' non-profit Manila exhibition space, Bellas Artes Outpost, with a solo exhibition by Mexico City based artist Carlos Amorales (b.1970).
The title Prelude alludes to a future act ahead and speaks to the role of sound that echoes across the artist’s diverse practice.
For more information, please contact us at info@bellasartesprojects.org.

Amorales’ family settled in Acapulco via the Spanish galleon route, and their long journey across the Ocean connected them to the Philippines in the Batan Islands. Personal history aside, there are deep connections between the Philippines and Mexico (and further on in Latin America), with nearly 60,000 crew members sailing back and forth across the Pacific Ocean, some permanently settling in Mexico over the course of two-and-a-half centuries from 1565 to 1815. Similarities in folk music in Latin America and the Philippines are one of the ways that this connection of cultures can be acutely experienced. Music and sound surpass language in their ability to connect people; experimenting with instruments gives people a common place to jam.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The 9th FCDP Bakery Fair 2017

The 9th International Exhibition on Bakery, Confectionery and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies will be held on February 17-19, 2017 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Philippines

Kamuning Bakery Café opens at SM North Edsa, 1st branch in 78 years

Quezon City’s pioneer and pugon-style Kamuning Bakery Café is opening a new branch this February at SM City North Edsa’s East Bridgeway, 2nd floor, this is its first ever branch in its colorful 78 years history.

Founded in 1939 upon the invitation of Quezon City co-founder the media tycoon Don Alejandro Roces, Kamuning Bakery Café’s founder was Atty. Leticia “Letty” Bonifacio Javier, it was bought and revived in 2014 by writer and realty entrepreneur Wilson Lee Flores.

Friday, February 10, 2017

MANUEL OCAMPO At Archivo 1984 Gallery

The heat is on for art events this February, National Arts Month, but more specifically for contemporary art. It’s been a while now that trendy Filipino artists have been getting hair-raising attention due in part to auction results. Credit however must be given to neophyte galleries--being in business for just a little over a decade and having made their presence felt in the local if not the international art market. Swanky art buyers have definitely outgrown in number the artists who kept alternative spaces alive at the turn of the century. Add to that an assortment of home-grown art fairs and what have you in the capital is a robust art scene indeed.

If contemporary art were to be defined as the territory of the young, emergent and experimental, then it would be inappropriate to classify as such the works of Manuel Ocampo whose large canvasses of laboriously loaded symbolism abound in an exhibition at Archivo 1984 Gallery in Makati. This painter is certainly no new kid on the block and has been around for a long time, nurtured early by the ruckus of California in the late 1980s. Many in the international art scene know him by his ascent to notoriety through participation in seminal exhibitions around 1992 namely Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, capped by the infamous exclusion of four of his canvasses at Dokumenta IX in Germany.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Japanese Video Art at Yuchengco Museum

 Japanese media artist Naoko Tosa, whose work includes the multimedia façade of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, brings her Genesis video art projections to Manila until March 31

Yuchengco Museum is pleased to present Digital Dimensions, featuring the video art projections of internationally renowned Japanese media artist Naoko Tosa. She has recently been appointed as Japan Cultural Envoy 2016 by the Japanese government. Transforming the museum’s galleries into a scenic environment, Digital Dimensions: Video Art Projections by Naoko Tosa envelopes viewers in a sensual exploration of materials and ephemerality.

The exhibition will feature Tosa’s Genesis video art series. Inspired by Rimpa, one of the major historical schools of Japanese painting with its 400-year legacy, Tosa plays with Zen concepts of chance through her use of Japanese color inks to generate solemn forms in water, the origin of all life. A pioneering feature of her practice is to introduce cutting-edge technology at the core of her creative process, playing with inks and dry ice captured by high-speed cameras.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

#ArtFairPh Philippines 2017

Now in its 5th edition, Art Fair Philippines 2017 prides itself as the premium art destination for modern and contemporary Philippine art in the world.

Slated for February 16 - 19, 2017, Art Fair Philippines 2017 promises to showcase the best in Philippine modern and contemporary art at The Link carpark, located in Ayala Center, Makati City. In 2017, an additional floor, the open-air Roof Deck, has been added to accommodate the thousands of people who increasingly come visit the fair since its inception (from 6,000 visitors in 2013 to 22,000 in 2016).

The Philippines’ leading galleries will be joined by a wider roster of galleries from Southeast Asia, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan to showcase curated exhibitions from local and foreign visual artists. Here are the 46 galleries participating in Art Fair Philippines 2017:

1335 Mabini, Altro Mondo Arté Contemporanea, Archivo 1984, ARNDT, Art Cube, Artinformal, ART LAB, Art Underground, Art Verite’, Artesan Gallery + Studio, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Gallery, CANVAS, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Finale Art File, Gajah Gallery, Galería Cayón, Galerie Anna, Galerie Michael Janssen, Galerie Stephanie, Galleria Duemila, Gallery Kogure, Gallery Orange, J Studio, Kaida Contemporary, Asian Cultural Council/Leon Gallery, MO_Space, Nunu Fine Art, Paseo Art Gallery, Pinto Art Gallery, ROH Projects, Salcedo Private View, Secret Fresh, Silverlens, TAKSU, The Crucible Gallery, The Drawing Room, Tin-aw Gallery, Underground Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, West Gallery, XuArtspace, Yavuz Gallery, Ysobel Art Gallery, YOD Gallery

The overall exhibition design of Art Fair Philippines 2017 is a project of Leandro V. Locsin and Partners, curators of the Philippine Pavilion in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Fair