Friday, March 31, 2017

Female Sexual Dysfunction, A Silent Burden!


Women all over the world may not be aware of it that are suffering from a health condition called Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD).

FSD, the silent burden pertains to a persistent, recurrent problem with sexual response, desire or orgasm. FSD is often overlooked or ignored, largely because society still frowns upon the idea of women being in tune and in touch with their own bodies, especially regarding reproductive and sexual health.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

4th PNP-ACG Summit on Cybercrime: Securing the Nation’s Digital Transformation and E-Commerce



The 4th PNP-ACG Summit on Cybercrime which is organized by Philippine National Police - Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) and by Emazingways was held last March 21-22, 2017 at the PNP Multi-Purpose Hall, Camp Crame, Quezon City. The two-day summit which the theme is "Securing the Nation's Digital Transformation and E-Commerce" was been attended by individual from both public and private sectors. Most of the attendees came from the financial sector, especially from the banking sector, and the law enforcement sector. The summit is completely free of charge but the attendee should have been pre-registered. There are about 400 people who had attended this two-day affair.

.Chef Boy Logro Cooking Demo with Baguio Oil at Sikat Pinoy 2017


Chef Boy Logro recently performed cooking demos infront of quite a huge audience during one of the days of the Department of Trade and Industry
Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion's (DTI-BDTP) Sikat Pinoy 2017 National Food Fair at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall.
Since he is undoubtedly a TV icon already when it comes to hilarious cooking style, Chef Boy Logro did not fail to attract curious food fair visitors who watched him perform 5 easy-to-cook but tasty dishes. Though it took him around two hours for the entire cooking demo, the crowd stayed on until they were treated to actually taste the samples of the dishes he cooked on stage.

The cooking demo was brought to us in partnership with Baguio Oil, 7Flavors Buffet and Ala Carte Restaurant and Royale Caterer. These brands has Chef Boy Logro as their brand endorser of which the chef also has some business collaborations with the latter two companies mentioned.

Of course, the start ingredient of the cooking demo is the Baguio cooking oil which Chef Boy Logro used in all dishes mainly to fry most of the meat, from chicken, beef, fish and pork. As usual, he had his humor accompanying the cooking demo making the presentation a lot more interesting and less boring.

The chef is known for his comedic antics especially when with a female co-host while doing cooking demos at his show under GMA News TV. Chef Boy also has other business like a restaurant in Cavite and a Culinary School where he is able to pass on his knowledge to younger generations of future chefs.

With support from the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices, food entrepreneurs from the regions showcased their regional delicacies, organic products, and fresh produce from March 15 to 19, 2017 to reach the wider domestic market.

Over 200 small and medium enterprises from all over the country have been carefully screened to ensure that they meet the stringent standards set by the DTI-BDTP, in keeping with the theme, “Piling-Piling Pagkaing Pilipino.”

As in previous years, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair highlighted certain sectors. For this year, the special settings included: (a) an organic products and hydroponics garden; (b) a halal-certified products pavilion of the Bicol region; and (c) a showcase of Zamboanga Peninsula’s selected products.

Now on its fifth year, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with more adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes.

The five-day fair is both a retail and order-taking event, so institutional buyers and traders are also invited to discover up-and-coming food SMEs for new offerings for supermarket shelves. Corporate consumers like hotels and restaurants will have the opportunity to meet new producers and negotiate with existing suppliers.

According to DTI-BDTP Director Rhodora M. Leaño, “Every year, we see improvements in the submissions from participating exhibitors, in terms of product quality as well as proper packaging and labeling. Through their exposure in the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair, our SMEs from the regions are upgrading their standards to be more competitive not just for domestic buyers but for the global market as well.”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kickstart your summer with Asiatravel.com’s Travel Expo 2017 at Century City Mall

It’s summer once again and celebrities have brought the heat to different social mediums by posting photos, videos and blogs of their travel adventures.  You have even liked or shared these posts.  Your buddies may have even tagged you on some with a hashtag #hanggangdrawinglang (pertaining to planned trips that never happen)

UNDER ARMOUR TEST OF WILL Winners Who Would Compete in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 6 ANNOUNCED

Manila, Philippines: The Philippine leg of Under Armour’s ‘Test of Will’, took place last weekend at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.

The winners of the event, for the Men’s Division, on 3rd place was Gian Carlo Mercado with a total score of 136.  On  second place was Merwin Torres, with a score of 140 and for 1st place, winner was Raje Fama, with a total score of 150.

For the Women’s Division, on 3rd place was Rachel Ann Martin, with a total score of 93.   On 2nd place, it was Lynette Suler, with a score of 98.  While, Joyce Reboton won for first place, with a score of 126.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The 4th Philippine Property Expo 2017


The 4th Philippine Property Expo, the country’s largest real estate expo will launch on May 27, 2017 and will run for 2 days at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. 

Philippine Property Expo is the perfect place for interested home buyers and real estate investors to find the best deals on top property developments, as well as real estate home supplies.

This 2-day event will feature over 100 Property Developers and Home Suppliers, Real Estate Brokerage Firms, Real Estate Marketing Agencies, Property Investment Firms and Consultancies, Vacation Membership Clubs, Home and Office Furniture, Construction Suppliers, Home Technology Solutions, Real Estate Online Portals and expected to be visited by over 6,000 visitors. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

THE PHILIPPINES HOSTS THE 3RD MADRID FUSIÓN MANILA




 Top culinary event draws world’s top chefs and food enthusiasts.
In keeping with the Department of Tourism’s ongoing goal to establish the Philippines as a center of gastronomy in Asia, it is hosting the 3rd Madrid Fusión Manila on April 6-8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. In addition to promoting tourism, the event aims to create an awareness and demand for various agricultural and food products/ingredients, and catalyze trade and business partnerships in tourism and gastronomy.

Summer Thrills At The Movies This May From Solar Pictures!


Manila, Philippines - Get the biggest chills and thrills this summer as Solar Pictures brings you 2 of its latest offerings for a whole family entertainment! First off, which will be showing on May 10, 2017 is the movie entitled "The Bride" Starring: Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Aleksandra Rebenok, and Igor Khripunov.

 THE BRIDE tells the story of a small town girl named Nastya. Newly married, her husband Ivan drives her to his hometown to meet his family. Upon their arrival Nastya feels she made a wrong decision: surrounded by uncanny people and eerie photos all around the house. Soon, Ivan disappears while his family prepares Nastya for a mysterious traditional Russian wedding ceremony. She struggles to calm herself down hoping all of this will end and that they will live happily ever after. Only if she can stay alive..

Jr. NBA Philippines Presented by Alaska Goes to Lucena for Southern Luzon Tryouts

Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska holds its second Regional Selection Camp this weekend, February 25 and 26 at the Manuel Enverga University Foundation University Site in Lucena City.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

“Across The Crescent Moon,” the first Filipino film in Dolby Atmos sound, gets exclusive run at Power Plant Cinema


The action drama “Across the Crescent Moon,” starring Matteo Guidicelli, is having a special exclusive run at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall Cinema from March 31 to April 4. This event is made more special because the movie is presented in Dolby Atmos sound, making “Across The Crescent Moon” the first Filipino film to be mixed in the global film audio standard.
Dolby Atmos produces breathtaking sound quality. According to dolby.com, “The most immediately noticeable difference in a Dolby Atmos system is the use of overhead speakers… In a Dolby Atmos theater, every speaker—as many as 64 total—is powered independently and gets its own separate audio feed…In addition to the overhead speakers, (it) typically adds more surround speakers and screen speakers.”
Baby Nebrida, writer, producer and director of “Across The Crescent Moon” is ecstatic over this great feat. “It is a dream come true!” she declares. “Dolby Atmos transports us into the story with moving audio that flowed all around with breathtaking realism.” The veteran filmmaker described the experience as one wherein “sound moves around in a three dimensional space, so the viewer feels like he’s inside the action.”

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NORDCHAM PHILIPPINES HANDS OUT ANNUAL AWARDS


The annual NordCham Awards Night was held at the Fairmont Makati on March 23, 2017. Now in its fourth edition, the event is a gala night recognizing prominent Nordic-affiliated companies who have significantly contributed to economic growth, employment generation, investment, and corporate social responsibility in the Philippines. This year

*Outstanding Employer of the Year, co-presented by BDO Unibank:
Winner: Nokia Technology Center Philippines

*Growth company of the Year, co-presented by Regus Philippines:
Winner: ISS Facility Services
Finalist: PacificTech Solutions
Finalist: Sonion Philippines

*SME Company of the Year, co-presented by KMC Savills:
Winner: Tema Design
Finalist: B-Eye Solutions
Finalist: GigaMare Inc.

*CSR Company of the Year, co-presented by Habitat for Humanity:
Winner: Maersk Group
Finalist: Grundfos IS
Finalist: Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Project T Launches First BGC Facility

 Project Tofficially launched its first facility in Bonifacio Global City last March 16. Its forward thinking focus on design and detail makes it suitable for SMEs planning to set-up businesses in the Philippines.
 The serviced office boasts of 29 private offices, 400 internet-enabled workstations, two conference rooms which can accommodate respectively 25 and 10 people, 70 seater training room, 2 interview rooms, work pods, sleeping quarters, a clinic and lactation area, business center and lounge, and two pantries.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“Coffee or Tea for Poem” on March 21 at 78-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe

  To promote love of poetry, “Coffee or Tea for Poem” will be held on March 21, 2017 the whole day Tuesday to celebrate UNESCO’s “World Poetry Day” for the second year in Quezon City’s pioneering, 78-year-old, artisanal/pugon-style Kamuning Bakery Cafe. Customers can pay for their coffee or tea drink with their original poem in any language that day at No. 43 Judge Jimenez St. corner K-1st Street, Kamuning, Quezon City.

5th Year for Lazada Philippines is Strongest Year Yet




With a record high 91% market share in the Philippine e-Commerce category, Lazada Philippines has plenty to celebrate for its 5th year anniversary. Since its recent acquisition by global e-Commerce giant, Alibaba.com, the country’s dominant online shopping and selling destination shows no sign of slowing down.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Robert C. San Luis' Wealth Without Wall Street, Seven Keys to An Early Retirement Book Launch at Fullybooked

  Sir Robert C. San Luis is an international best-selling author of the book “Wealth Without Wall Street. In his Book Launch at Fullybooked Bgc. He gave us many enlightening insights and  important points in investing and in life itself. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

“2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” Film opens March 15!


Remember your first love in “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten”
The joy of first love. The thrill of your first date. The sweetness of your first kiss. The pain of your first heartbreak. Remember all these awesome memories in "2 Cool 2 Be 4Gotten," a youth movie starring rising acclaimed young actor Khalil Ramos and newcomers Jameson Blake and Ethan Salvador. "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten," Best Picture winner of the most recent Cinema Originals, opens in cinemas nationwide on March 15. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Idea Hack Highlights Road Safety in the Philippines


The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and partner agencies will gather Filipino developers, IT and digital media talents, and road safety enthusiasts in a national Road Safety Idea Hack, which also features workshops using traffic and road safety data sets at the Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City on March 13 and 18.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SINAG MAYNILA Film Festival Opens March 9 with Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections!

The Sinag Maynila Film Festival “Sine Lokal, Pang-Internasyonal” officially opens on March 9, Thursday, at SM Aura Premier with a ceremonial toss graced by Sinag Maynila CEO and founder Mr. Wilson Tieng and direk Brillante Ma Mendoza along with filmmakers and the actors from each film entry, special guests, and the media.
 Sinag Maynila opens the festival with a special screening of Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, the first of the Asian omnibus film series co-produced by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and Tokyo International Film Festival. This project brings together Asia’s three globally-acclaimed directors Isao Yukisada (Japan), Sotho Kulikar (Cambodia), and our very own Brillante Ma Mendoza to co-create omnibus films with a common theme.
REFLECTIONS ruminates on the history and culture of the chosen countries generating new points of light. Under the theme of “Living Together in Asia”, the cast and crew joined forces across national borders to depict the lives of characters who journey between Japan and Cambodia, the Philippines and Malaysia. These works aim to help bring together people in Asia.

The cast is a mix of various talents from Asia featuring Lou Veloso (Philippines/actor), Masahiko Tsugawa (Japan/actor), Masaya Kato (Japan/actor), Sharifa Amani (Malaysia/actress), Masatoshi Nagase (Japan/actor), and Chumvan Sodhachivy (Cambodia/actress).
The Film Festival period is from March 9 to 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Novuhair Encourages You to Understand Your Hair

 Other than your face, your hair is one of the first thing that other people notices, this very reason is why most people take extra effort in caring for their mane, but are you doing enough?

A hair salon is one of the usual places that a person would go to whenever they need to have their hair fixed, this is typical if you just need a relief from a bad hair day or to mend your split ends. What if your hair needs a more extensive solution such as for your hair loss?
Several factors can cause hair loss and understanding your lifestyle pattern may help remedy your condition.
Stress is the most common factor in temporary hair loss.
Incorrect use of hair products with harmful chemicals
Childbirth also causes temporary hair loss

Philippine International Entrepreneur Conference & Expo 2017: Entrepreneur Event of the Year


After the success of World Travel Expo 2016, AD Asia Conventions & Exhibitions International Corp. (AD Asia) is set for another event as they bring PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE & EXPO 2017 on March 21-22, 2017 (CONFERENCE) at Function Room 2 and March 24-26, 2017 (EXPOSITION) at the Hall 1, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DICT and PCTO to Hold First Philippine Telecommunications Summit 2017


“The consensus among all players is to work on concrete solutions. It will not be a blame game. This way, we will be able to move forward and fast track ICT,” shared Eric De Los Reyes, Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators (PCTO), during the Press Briefing of the first ever Philippine Telecoms Summit. Held at Via Mare Restaurant, on February 22, 2017, the media briefing was attended by heads of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and PCTO, and representatives from Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.

DICT and PCTO to Hold First Philippine Telecommunications Summit on March 9-10, 2017


“The consensus among all players is to work on concrete solutions. It will not be a blame game. This way, we will be able to move forward and fast track ICT,” shared Eric De Los Reyes, Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators (PCTO), during the Press Briefing of the first ever Philippine Telecoms Summit. Held at Via Mare Restaurant, on February 22, 2017, the media briefing was attended by heads of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and PCTO, and representatives from Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.
PCTO, in partnership with DICT and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), brings together the Telecommunications Industry’s stakeholders, comprising of government agencies and regulators, industry players, experts, and consumers in one event to address the problems and issues surrounding the state of Telecommunications in the country today.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

8th Philippine Business and Entrepreneurs' Expo Kicks Off this July!


Starting and experienced entrepreneurs are expected to fill in the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall once again for the 8th Philippine Business and Entrepreneurs’ Expo (PBEX) this July 28 to 30.

The annual PBEX gathers businessmen and students of business-related courses for a weekend filled with knowledge and business opportunities. Last year’s Expo is a success, gathering 5,000 visitors for the whole three-day event, and has been featured in the media.

TOOLS FOR WRITERS

Whether it comes to academic papers, copywriting, content writing, blogging, fanfiction writing, or anything in between, being a writer is not that easy, even if you are fond of what you are doing. However, while students can order their papers from professional writing companies like Your Writers, for freelance writers it’s the way to earn a livelihood. The truth is that sometimes it is simply hard to focus on what you are writing about. No wonder, productivity continues to be the top issue for writers of any kind. If it is true for you too, consider the following tools you don’t want to miss!

1. Oktopost
Oktopost is an easy-to-use online marketing tool that allows you to manage and measure all of your publishing activities across different social media accounts. It can greatly facilitate communication with potential customers.

2. Anti-Social 
Make a step further and turn off the social parts of the Internet while working. Anti-Social is an incredibly simple and effective productivity tool that blocks you from all your social media accounts.

3. Everhour
Everhour is a time tracking app that easily integrates with the most popular project management tools. It offers many useful opportunities for writers, including the ability to create highly customized reports and accurate invoices.

4. Writing Prompts
If you are stuck with your writing, Writing Prompts may come in handy. This user-friendly app that randomly generates different words, colors, sketches, and other types of writing is a great tool for inspiration.

5. Calendly
Since the writer’s productivity largely depends on scheduling, you need a handy tool for planning your work, meetings, conversations, etc. Calendly is a good choice for such a task. This app can easily save your time and improve productivity.

6. Grammarly
Grammarly is one of the best online proofreading tools that can not only help you avoid all possible grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors but also check your paper for style and plagiarism. Besides, it can be your personal grammar coach.

7. Canva
This easy-to-use online service makes design simple for everyone. So the next time you need an eye-catching blog post, presentation, or any other content, Canva is the right tool for creating images and graphics. 

8. PromodoroApp
If you think that frequent breaks help stay mentally agile, PromodoroApp is just for you. This useful time management tool can help you learn and measure your productivity.

9. Powtoon
Powtoon can create amazing animated videos and personalized presentations, which makes it a must-have tool for web content writers who want their work to be more unique and interesting to website visitors.

10. Evernote
Last but not least is Evernote. This effective online note management tool is exactly what you need to write down your ideas and thoughts on the go. Install this app on your mobile device, and you will be ready for even the most unexpected brainwave moments.

These online tools can greatly facilitate the process of writing and increase your productivity. Just try them out, and you will never go back to working on your own

Saturday, March 4, 2017

JOLLY University Year 4 Grand Cook-Off and Congress!


“The final battle is on”
New learning experiences, fierce kitchen showdown mark JOLLY University Year 4 Grand Cook-Off and Congress

After grueling weeks of training and preparation, all aspiring student-contenders in the country’s long-running campus-based culinary search, JOLLY University (JU), are finally getting close to reaching their dream of becoming JU Year 4 grand champions.

A steep and well-fought encounter is taking place today at the Le Pavilion Tent in Pasay City with all the 120 elite finalists pulling out their best and most creative JOLLY-inspired dishes to clinch the coveted titles in the following four divisions: Individual Category (featuring Luzon Cuisines made easy, healthy and baon-ready); Team Main Dish Category (Visayas Cuisines Made Easy, Healthy and Jolly); Team Pasta Category (Mindanao Cuisines made Pastariffic) and Team Mocktail Category (Capture the Jolly Vibe of the Philippines in a Sip).

This year’s JU elite finalists are from 23 different schools across North and South Luzon and Metro Manila – competing to bring home the championship to their school. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Philippines OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017 by OpenGov Asia




Philippines OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017 by OpenGov Asia on March 9, 2017 at Pan Pacific Manila

Enabling globally competitive ict-enabled government to facilitate good governance,strengthen accountability, increase transparency and improve operational efficiency to deliver quality services and make information available to the people 

The Philippines was Asia’s fastest-growing economy in the second quarter of the year 2016 outpacing expansions in China , Vietnam , Indonesia and Malaysia. Fueled by an increase in public spending, fiscal reform and renewed investor confidence, the country is now considered a regional showcase for socioeconomic progress. It has adopted a philosophy of inclusive growth under the slogan “Daang Matuwid,” which equates good economics with good governance. This underscores governance as an ingredient in achieving growth.

The Philippines is now faced with the challenge of sustaining its impressive growth and making it more inclusive. This places a demand on government to provide an environment that ensures openness, efficiency in the delivery of services, and spaces for greater competitiveness. Such a demand, together with increased expectations, requires the government to optimize the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in governance. It must move on from the non-integrated path of ICT development and agency-specific applications, toward a path that leads to an e-Government model that creates more valuable and meaningful services through interoperability and maximization of resources.

The government of Philippines has created “ The E-Government Master Plan (EGMP)” which is a blueprint for the integration of ICTs for the whole of government. It builds on past plans while incorporating current aspirations to create a vision for the future. As such, the plan also describes the systems of governance (e.g. institutions, agencies, processes, resources and policies) that need to be strengthened to make its implementation possible and sustainable. The EGMP presents building blocks for e-Government that include an initial list of priority projects.

IN UTERO, In the beginning












Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Leaders call for Moral and Innovative Leadership at the Global Peace Convention

MANILA, MARCH 1, 2017
The Global Peace Convention, a preeminent, world-level platform to share best practices and develop collaborative strategies in areas of education, health care, environmental sustainability, community-driven development and conflict resolution opened last Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel Convention Center.

“Pan de Musika” open mic on March 3 at Kamuning Bakery Cafe"!


"Pan de Musika" open mic night of beautiful music & poetry---organized by talentedyoung artists of Songwriters Philippines & Kamuning Bakery Cafe---will be held on March 3 (Friday)   7:30   p.m.   onwards   and   the   public   is   invited.   The   venue   is   the   78-year-old,handcrafted/pugon-style   Kamuning   Bakery   Cafe   at   Judge   Jimenez   St.   corner   K-1st   Street,Quezon City. Musicians and poets are welcome to contact Tels: 4161637, 9292216, 4126628,office   4151692,   4126685   or   Joanna   09302481553,   09059302339   or   Mela   09338604252   or09228901893   or   text   24-hours   09188077777   or   09178481818.   Emailkamuningbakerycafe@gmail.com.

A Healing That Cares At Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC),


Healing that cares inspired Dr. Imelda “Meddie” Edodollon, MT, MD, NMD in going into integrative medicine – a medical approach different from the conventional one that Filipinos are used to.

Dra. Meddie, who has been a medical practitioner for the past eight years, believes that integrative medicine is best approach in healing the whole person – not just the body, but the person’s mind and soul as well. Her strong desire to make a difference made her establish the Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC), which combines the best practices of both conventional and alternative medicine on top of her compassionate approach in handling patients.

“In the field of medicine, being healthy does not mean the absence of disease. Being healthy means that one achieved a balance of everything,” she said.

14th ASLI Conference 2017



14th ASLI Conference 2017
May 18 2017 at 09:00 am 
Novotel Manila Araneta Center 
Quezon City Philippines

The 14th ASLI Conference will bring together academics and professionals from Asia and the world, to exchange knowledge related to the theme "A Uniting Force? – ‘Asian Values’ and the Law."
The passing of Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew, not so long ago, has inevitably rekindled in many minds his enduring contribution to political thought: the concept of "Asian values." According to him, Asian nations have a distinct social and political ethics that places greater value on the collective and on social order, compared to other value systems that prioritize individual liberties. While easily brushed away by critics as a mere attempt to justify authoritarianism, Lee Kuan Yew’s idea has sparked considerable attention, especially among those who see it as a possible point of unification for Asian countries. Singapore’s success as a viable State presents a strong case for its neighbors. Are there Asian values and are they a uniting force?
This conference will be held for the first time in the Philippines and will be hosted by the University of the Philippines College of Law.