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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Katarina Rodriguez is Miss Intercontinental 2017 First Runner-up


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Philippine representative Katarina Rodriguez made the Philippines proud with her first runner up finish at the Miss Intercontinental pageant held in Hurghada, Egypt on Thursday, January 25 (Manila time).

Katarina wowed the judges with her impressive performance in the swimsuit and evening gown portions. Proving that she has both form and substance, she garnered tremendous applause during the question and answer portion when she said that she was inspired by the Arabic word “meraki” and that the greatest lesson she learned while participating in the pageant was “to do all things with soul, passion and creativity.”

As the top Asian candidate in the competition, Katarina was also named Miss Intercontinental Asia and Oceania. Katarina also placed in the top 3 of the pageant’s online poll.

In a Facebook video posted by Miss Intercontinental, Katarina said, teary-eyed, “Okay lang ito. I miss all of you. I miss my country. It was a tough ride – it was a lot of work, a lot of hours. Mabuhay! Mahal kita!”

Mexico’s Veronica Salas was adjudged Miss Intercontinental 2017. Rounding up the Top 6 were the Netherlands’ Cathelijne Heppenhuis, Brazil’s Amanda Cardoso, Colombia’s Lizeth Villanueva, and online poll winner Lee Su Jin of Korea.

Katarina, whose advocacies include peace and HIV-Aids awareness, duplicated the first runner up finish of 2015 Philippine bet Christi Lynn McGarry. Last year’s representative, Jennifer Hammond, placed in the Top 15.

Katarina, along with the other Binibining Pilipinas 2017 queens, proved the Philippines remains a powerhouse in the pageant world. Nelda Ibe won first runner up in Miss Globe. Elizabeth Clenci placed second runner up in Miss Grand International. Rachel Peters and Chanel Olive Thomas emerged in the Top 10 of Miss Universe and Miss Supranational, respectively.


Photo: Katarina Rodriguez (Photo from Binibining Pilipinas / Raymond Saldaña)

Millions of Girl Scouts to Get Trained on Energy


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The Department of Energy (DOE) will train some 2.2 million Girl Scouts in the country on E-Safety Mo energy conservation as part of its E-Power Mo EnerKids Program.

DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi and Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) National President Susan Locsin will formalize the educational partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 30 January 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the agency's Public Affairs Office, PNOC Building 5, Energy Center, Taguig City.

Under the partnership, the DOE will conduct lectures on basic electricity concepts and energy consumption of various appliances to batches of Girl Scouts nationwide. DOE's E-Power Mo Lecturers will also conduct hands-on experiments for Girl Scouts in the provinces.

Cusi said the DOE hopes to engage the Girl Scouts especially in the elementary level to be active in its EnerKids Program, where students are taught to practice E-Safety Mo energy-saving measures at home as “Energy Cost-Busters.”

The DOE-GSP MOU intends also to encourage Girl Scouts to pursue energy-related careers by stimulating their interests and passion despite the challenges in gender stereotyping.

Cusi has always envisioned the involvement of the youth in programs that put theories into action to build their confidence in facing the technological hurdles of the digitalized economy.

On 8 February 2017, GSP officials visited the Energy Research and Testing Laboratory Services (ERTLS) that provides first-hand knowledge on the testing services being offered by the DOE and the facilities that are covered in the educational tour of students.

During the visit, the GSP officials expressed interest in the information and education campaigns of the DOE, including the E-Power Mo Career Talk, and sent some of their Senior Girl Scouts to join E-Power Mo events held in various public secondary schools.

The MOU provides for the DOE and GSP to organize and conduct educational and training programs geared towards encouraging young girls to take up courses on science, technology and energy; implement other activities that would promote energy conservation and formulate guidelines defining the specific activities, roles and responsibilities of the DOE and the GSP in the implementation of the E-Power Mo Programs.

UP ALCHEMES Proudly Presents ChESSPH 2018


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The most prestigious summit for chemical engineering students.

Step into a new era with ChESSPH 2018

The Chemical Engineering Students Summit Philippines (ChESSPH) is a nationwide event organized by UP ALCHEMES.

ChESSPH has always envisioned being at the forefront of promoting academic welfare and awareness on current scientific advances among chemical engineering students across the country.

Since its humble beginnings in 2008 as a one-day summit, ChESSPH has grown to include various seminars, workshops, and plant tours throughout the course of a three-day event.

In an aim to spur the minds of these aspiring Filipino chemical engineers, professionals of the field are invited to conduct talks and share their experiences, providing the students an extensive view of the field and inspiring them to contribute to the development of chemical engineering in the Philippines.

This year, in an effort to promote sustainable development, ChESSPH is unveiling the newest addition to the sub-event lineup, entitled the Sustainability Design Competition (SDC).

This is an interschool competition wherein the participants must apply their chemical engineering knowledge in creating sustainable solutions for a community problem.

With over 1800 participants since 2012 from NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, last year’s ChESSPH was another success, with the event being named the Outstanding Academic Project of the Year by PIChE-JCL.

Now on its eleventh year, ChESSPH continues to aid chemical engineering students nationwide in preparing for today’s challenges and the future’s possibilities by providing them with a clearer and richer understanding of their chosen course.

ChESSPH 2018 will be held on February 8-10, 2018 at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.

The event is presented to you by Trampoline Park Philippines. Special thanks to Monde Nissin, and The Bamboo Company.

The media sponsors: Inquirer.net, InqPOP!, When In Manila, ClickTheCity, and Wazzup Pilipinas.

How Would Glasses Change Apple's AR?

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For quite some time now there have been rumors concerning Apple’s interest in providing its legions of customers with augmented reality glasses, or even a headset of some kind. This is one of the few areas of personal tech in which Apple is actually lagging behind to some degree. Both Google and Samsung have already put out VR headsets that are compatible with huge ranges of smartphones. Apple took its own path, making AR its signature with last fall’s iPhone and software updates. 

But it’s sounding more and more like they’re also in the process of designing their own glasses or headsets to make their AR even more engaging. The most recent reports have them meeting with suppliers during CES to talk about AR glasses. 

This presents an interesting question. With Apple having already made its AR apps a hit, what exactly would glasses or goggles change for users? What would be better, or different, about using these and other apps with equipment, rather than just a phone? These are impossible questions to answer definitively at this stage, but there are a few theories that make perfect sense. 


VR Will Arrive
Much has been made of Apple’s decision to forego virtual reality in favor of AR. Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, has actually made a point of expressing this intent, and so far it seems to have worked out quite well. While plenty of companies are dabbling in VR, Apple has managed to stand out with its early forays into AR. Indeed, Google has very similar tech for its mobile devices, yet it’s Apple that’s viewed as leading the way in augmented reality.

It may well have been a brilliant marketing decision, if nothing else, for Apple to bide its time and bank on one rather than the other. However, even if this remains Apple’s stated and apparent intent, glasses would probably change things. VR with nothing but a phone (the way Apple’s AR currently works) just isn’t that compelling. 
With glasses or goggles in play, however, VR experiences will be every bit as possible, and at that point it’s probably out of Apple’s hands. Developers will work on VR experiences for Apple’s equipment to the extent such developments are possible. 

Gaming Will Be More Precise
As wonderful as Apple’s early work in augmented reality has been, there are some aspects of it that are still somewhat inconvenient and imprecise. For example, if you’ve tried one of the dozens of AR games that are already available, you may have noticed that you have to find a perfect surface for your phone to recognize before the game will work, and that even then too much movement can mess with the illusion or disrupt the game. 

With glasses or goggles, surfaces will still matter for AR, but it should be easier to keep games stable and, as a result, to interact with them precisely. Plus, without having to hold your phone still “looking” at the game, you won’t be as rooted to the spot. 

Bigger Games Will Be Possible

As thrilling as it’s been to get to know AR gaming via Apple (and Google) phones, any game that has to be viewed through a phone screen is fundamentally limited. With glasses, even AR can introduce more expansive gaming environments, which opens the door to bigger types of games. 

Imagine for instance some of the strategy/combat games that have emerged, and picture a larger game map that surrounds you completely – it could make games like Civilization or Age Of Empires natural AR adaptations. 


imagine casino games, which thanks to transitions to 3D formats and live gaming options have been knocking on the door of VR and AR for some time already. With glasses, you could see not only a card game or slot machine materialize in front of you, but a whole set of similar games in your immediate surroundings. The examples could go on, but the point is just that glasses will make games bigger immediately. 

Additional Equipment Might Be Required  
As you may well know, headset-based VR equipment tends to require additional material in order to work properly. While there are exceptions, most headsets need either additional sensors or handheld controllers to facilitate games. This may ultimately be true of Apple’s AR glasses as well. 

This is a company that thrives on minimalism and the power of individual devices, so we wouldn’t guess that additional equipment will be fully required from the beginning. However, it’s a good bet that there will be equipment that can be used for certain experiences, available as an option for people who want to get the very most out of the devices. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

How to make visiting the USA your dream trip.

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When talking about creating a dream trip, that you’ll always remember, I am pretty sure that each and every one of us thinks of something slightly different. And why not? I mean we all have different interests and things we enjoy.

And this is exactly what proves that what is the perfect trip for one, might be just a casual visit for someone else. This got me to thinking, what are the things that actually matter when traveling and what should we all keep in mind when visiting such places as the USA.

Well, I think I got the answer, but I have to tell you now, that I am not going to talk about some specific places you should visit or some crazy things you should do. No! What I want to put more emphasis on is what makes your travel possible altogether.

Because at the end of the day, just I said, the thing we want to enjoy and experience are just to different to put together a list that everyone could follow and truly enjoy.

Plus, I know for a fact that there are some things that truly matter when it comes to visiting the USA. Actually, they matter so much that without making them happen, you would never have the chance to visit the USA in the first place.

Get your travel authorization approved

Before you start looking for places to visit and make contacts with hotels about when you want to spend a night at each place, get this thing done. Obtain travel authorization that would allow you to legally travel to the USA.

It seems to be one of those things that everyone is aware of and therefore, there should be no problems with obtaining travel authorization.

Well, the reality is different. There is still a significant number of travelers who have planned out their visit to the USA and are aware of all of the basic things that they need to know. However, all of their plans have to change simply because they forget to get the documents right. And in most cases, we are talking about travel authorization.

So yes, getting your Visa ready might just be the first thing you need to take care of when planning to visit the USA. What you have to keep in mind is that obtaining a Visa could take a lot longer than you have planned. And this is exactly why we constantly remind people, to start off the planning with getting their Visa’s ready.

Not all of you need a Visa
And then there is another interesting thing regarding USA travel authorization, which a lot of people are not aware of.Not everyone who visits the USA needs a Visa. Instead, citizens of one of the Visa Waiver Program countries not to obtain an ESTA.

Why does it matter to you? Well, if you are citizens of any of the VWP countries, your life could get a lot easier when it comes to visiting the US. Simply because ESTA has been designed to improve travel freedom. Which means that you can put more effort into planning your trip, rather than spending your time trying to obtain the regular Visa!

Why does this matter
No matter how well you plan out your trip and no matter the places you include in your trip around the USA, you won't get to enjoy any of that if you get denied entry into the USA.

So there is a good reason to keep these things in mind and follow the changes in laws related to travel authorization.

Basically, obtaining travel authorization and making sure you are holding a valid passport are the first steps to take when you are on your way to enjoying your dream trip over the US.

That is not all
However, if you really want to feel what the USA is all about, there are three directions of choices you have to look at when traveling. And yes, this is where we are actually looking some things you have to do, instead of what you need to take care of. So enjoy.

First of all, you have to visit at least one of the major National Parks in the country. I know, I know it seems like visiting a park is nothing special. But these places are truly spectacular and there is no other place where you will be able to enjoy nature the way you can in National Parks. Do at least one!

After that, visit at least one of the largest cities. There is something about visiting places like New York that makes you look at people and the work that we do differently.

And of course, there is no other place on the face of the earth that is even slightly similar to New York. I know, I said before that we all have different interests, but this experience is worth it for everyone. Believe me.

People all over the world have different stereotypes about Americans. Well, guess what? This is your chance to actually meet them and have a talk with them. This will not only change the way you look at the USA and Americans, but allow you to actually find the best destinations. Because there is no-one else who knows their surroundings as well, as the people who live there.

Last but not least
Make sure you get good travel insurance covering you. Seriously, if anything happens you won't be too happy about the amount of money you have to pay for medical or any other services in the USA. And I am not even kidding!

I mean, you should always have travel insurance when going somewhere. But when it comes to the USA, there is just no way you can travel without it. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you can actually get to the country you want to visit and that you are all ok after the trip is over.

Colors of Love Fun Run on February 18


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STORE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

GARMIN NORTH EDSA ANNEX UG
GARMIN UPTOWN MALL BGC 3F
GARMIN GLORIETTA 5 3F
GARMIN MALL OF ASIA CYBERZONE
GARMIN ALABANG TOWN CENTER 2F

Online Registration is NOW OPEN 💖💖💖
https://reg.goorahna.com/#/event/colors-of-love-2018

Assembly Time: 4:30
3K - Php550.00
5K - Php650.00
10K - Php800.00

Inclusion of Racekits
3K and 5K
- Event Shirt / Race Bib / Medal / Color Powder / shades
10K
- Singlet / Finisher Shirt / Race Bib / Medal /
Color Powder / Shades

For inquiries:
Joey Santos - 09239436564
Jhune Ligtas - 09274795790

#colorsoflove

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PCS HS Family Fun Run Scheduled on February 3


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Family, relatives, friends and PCS Alumni, the Pateros Catholic School  (PCS) Junior High School Family Council are inviting you to please support their first ever Family Fun Run to be held on February 3, 2018.

Proceeds from the PCS Family Run will be used to purchase LED TV’s for all the classrooms and upgrading of CCTV’s.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED UP TO JAN. 26, 2018

The following are included in the event:

Zumba
Bubble Show
Magic Show
Face Paint
Inflatables
Special Raffles
Giveaways
Photowall
Photobooth

I graduated from PCS high school, thus it gives me great pleasure to help out in their fund-raising activities. Both the LED TVs and CCTVs would highly benefit the students in their learning and safety. The LED TVs could help teachers with their multimedia presentations to give better learning experience to the students. Whike the CCTVs would provide a valuable assistance in the security and safety of their students.

#pcshsfamilyfunrun2018

Contact person: 09273646311

Philippines Suspends OFWs Deployment in Kuwait


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“One more incident about a woman, a Filipina being raped there, I’m going to stop, I’m going to ban."- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

And so he did!

On the issue of maids and expatriate labor in Kuwait, the foreign ministry summoned Ambassador of Philippines to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Sulaiman Al- Jarallah announced. The Filipino envoy met at the ministry with the assistant foreign minister for consular affairs, who notified the ambassador about Kuwait’s regret and bewilderment towards his president’s decision to suspend the dispatch of workers to Kuwait. Such a stance contradicts the nature of the distinctive ties between the two countries and does not serve their common interests.

The Kuwaiti side noted to the ambassador that freedoms and rights enjoyed by the expatriate communities in the country have contributed to raising the number of Filipino workers to 276,000.

Moreover, the Kuwaiti side expressed readiness to host Filipino diplomats to discuss the conditions of the community and follow up on Filipinos’ problems.

I personally found the statement worthwhile. The president is the head of the state and he is defending the rights of his citizens, and this is a good thing. In fact, this is the normal duty of every president to ensure the safe living conditions of his citizens abroad.

There are about 250,000 Filipinos in Kuwait, according to the Philippine foreign ministry. Filipinos in Kuwait constitute the third largest community in Kuwait, after Indians and Egyptians.

I’m all for the ban but it should depend on the type of work you are going to do. If you're not on expat package, the government should not allow you.

Sounds better than getting beaten and locked up and not getting anything at all. $11 is still higher than the current minimum wage.

Actually, not getting any money while in your country and free is better than being a slave elsewhere.

I'm sure the president of the Philippines took many things in consideration here. I know there are many good Filipino people of honor and integrity that work hard to serve the Kuwaiti people and also send money home to support their families.

We should cry for that Filipina in Kuwait who was most probably murdered after being sexually abused, etc., and worse her body mutilated with her organs collected without her family's consent!

We should not let another Filipino suffer again from abuse and maltreatment that leads to major damage such as trauma, suicidal tendencies or death.

It is better to totally ban the deployment of our domestic worker to Kuwait.

As of now, Kuwait imposed some strict laws against expats including Philippines. Investigation is ongoing but whatever the results, please stop sending household workers in Kuwait until Kuwait employers will surely follow what are stated on the contract with monitoring program from the employment agencies and the government.

I hope that Filipino Nationals in Kuwait will not be adversely affected.

I also hope for the good people of honor and integrity in Kuwait to help enlighten their officials and countrymen. I know that every country has both wonderful kind considerate people, but also people who use and abuse everyone they possibly can.

"I do not want a quarrel with Kuwait. I respect their leaders, but they have to do something about this." -President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

8 Surprising Reasons Music Makes for a Healthier You


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Here’s a guest post from Samantha Griffo, a music and arts and crafts lover at Zingcrafts.com, who is almost as obsessed about music and health as we are!

We’re getting pretty health conscious these days. Smoking rates are down, we look at what we eat more closely and try to exercise. But did you know that just listening to a few songs can also help? Here are 8 surprising reasons music makes for a healthier you.

Natural painkiller
Instead of loading your body up with dozens of different pills to combat every ache and pain you’re experiencing, it turns out just listening to the right kind of music has a pretty powerful impact on your body’s ability to regulate pain sensations.

Supercharged immune system
You know when you see a group of people in a music video or film walking in slow motion with some epic music playing in the background? Well it turns out that just listening to a couple of absolute bangers for an hour has the same effect on you, at least on the inside.

Increased mental fortitude
Depression is one of the most common problems in our society, and it’s not easy to treat. Now, we’re not saying that simply listening to any old bit of music is going to make all of your problems go away, but it turns out that music can help with treating depression. Listening to sad songs won’t help though, instead you’ll have to pick some more positive in tone.

Less stress
You know how some people love to treat themselves to a day at the spa, perhaps with a good massage (not that kind, get your mind out of the gutter,) well it turns out that simply listening to some of your favourite relaxing music is roughly the equivalent of that, with the added bonus that it won’t cost a fortune.

Stay slim
Obesity is something of an epidemic at the moment, and it brings dozens of other problems along for the ride such as increased risk of diabetes, lethargy and lower mood. Listening to music won’t actively make you shed the extra weight, but it will help you to eat less if you have some music in the background whilst you’re dining.

Reduced heart disease risk
Following on from the previous point of problems that come along for the ride with obesity, heart disease is one of them. As luck would have it, a regular dose of music can help you tackle that before it becomes a problem.

Improved cardiovascular function
If you’re looking to exercise more, or just don’t want to feel so out of breath next time you have to run up a few flights of stairs, it’s time to bust out the tunes. Listening to music makes it easier for your body to regulate blood flow and heart rate, resulting in improved performance.

Goodbye insomnia
Have you ever tried pulling an all-nighter and then instantly regretted it the day after? Perhaps you don’t even have a choice in the matter as your brain just will not shut down. Sleep deprivation is extremely bad for your health, both physically and mentally, and it gets worse with each subsequent night of poor or limited sleep. Relaxing instrumental music is actually better than total silence for helping you drift off faster.

All told, it seems like the next time you go to visit your doctor you should ask what album you should listen to rather than which pills you need to take. Of course, these surprising reasons music makes for a healthier you aren’t a substitute for actual medicine, but it’s quite impressive just how much your body can do for itself when it has the right soundtrack.

Requirements for Bloggers Seeking Accreditation by PCOO


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The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has opened its doors to bloggers who want access to the President's activities. It should now become easier for bloggers to personally witness the events or press conferences of the government, more importantly the ones held at the Malacanang Palace.

We all know that mainstream media has an unfair advantage over bloggers because they have been specially prioritized. However, it has gone to their heads making them too arrogant to the point that they believe they are above everyone else including the government.

As bloggers, our community is glad that the PCOO thinks highly of bloggers as crediblr source of information. They have drafted its social media policy for accrediting bloggers so those interested would finally be at par with mainstream media.
While the PCOO will require social media publishers and users to disseminate its press releases, it will also ask them to “validate the truthfulness of the news content that they generate, publish and share.”

Many bloggers out there have more followers because most of these online influencers do not worry about sponsors or advertisers backing out of their contracts or special arrangements.


If bloggers seek accreditation by the PCOO, here are the requirements that you will need to attach on the application form that you can download at the link below:

https://pcoo.gov.ph/downloads/Application-for-Social-Media-Accreditation.pdf

1. Hard copy (print out) of HomePage of Blogsite for consideration in this application include URL & date retrieved

2. Hard copy of four original postings/content for each month of the preceding six(6) months from application. Copy should indicate URL and date retrieved.

3. Hard copy of Proof of Following URL and date retrieved.

4. Hard Copy of proof of Engagement for each month of 6 months prior to application.(one sample per month include URL)

5. Photocopy of government issued identification, such as but not limited to

6. Passport, Driver's License, Postal Identification, IBP Card, SSS Card and TIN Card (Original to be presented on request)

7. Proof of registration of Alias or Stage name in accordance with REPUBLIC ACT 6085 (Original or Certified True Copy) if using Alias on the Blogsite or Website.

8.Barangay Certification of Residence.

Note: Applications which are approved by the Social Media Office shall still be subject to security cleareance by the Presidential Security Group

Find Parking Like a Pro with the New BGC App


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End the hunt for parking in and around Bonifacio Global City with the latest BGC App.The innovative, web-based solution aims to help BGCitizens and guests find their way around the cityby providing real-time traffic updates and live feed in the city center, among other new features.

Currently, BGC has 5,000 carpark slots.Through the BGC app, motorists can get directions to these and access up-to-the-minute information on available slots in the township.

With a clean, minimalist design and user-friendly interface, the BGC app is easy to navigate even for technologically challenged smartphone users. Simply download it on the App Store or Google Play Store, scroll to “Find Your Way,” and tap either “Find Parking” or “Check Traffic” if you are a motorist or “Bus Routes” if you are commuting via BGC Bus around the city. 

“BGC is continuously growing and changing so we want to make it more convenient for our citizens and visitors to find their way around. The app is very handy, almost everything you need to know about navigating BGC is there. With the parking feature, we want to help motorists find parking to curb street parking and alleviate traffic congestion,” said Joanne Magno, Associate Manager for Marketing and Community Relations.

Compatible to both Android and iOS devices, the BGC App was developed by Yondu, a leading IT firm that holds office in BGC.Additional features include a directory of restaurants, shopping centers, banks, and other establishments, BGC Bus routes and schedules, cinema ticket online purchasing, and an emergency contacts list.

Navigate BGC like a pro! Download the BGC App now!

Geronimo Cristobal's 4th Solo Show at Gateway Gallery



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Gateway Gallery presents the second exhibit for the year 2018: Vestigium, Scriptorium, the fourth solo exhibit of Geronimo Cristobal. In his latest exhibit, Cristobal presents new works of 8 paintings and 12 drawings that truly reflect the era of modernity.Gateway Gallery presents the second exhibit for the year 2018: Vestigium, Scriptorium, the fourth solo exhibit of Geronimo Cristobal. In his latest exhibit, Cristobal presents new works of 8 paintings and 12 drawings that truly reflect the era of modernity. His “unprogrammed free abstraction” summarizes a compositional aesthetic that speaks of a weightless gesture and liberating brushstroke on a large format canvas.

Geronimo Cristobal, who majored in Creative Writing and took art history courses in the University of the Philippines, chose the sensuality of the paint medium and melds it with the cold rationality of conceptual art. His training in Berlin’s Universitat der Kunste has helped him navigate the issues and challenges of abstraction. His more subdued works of contemplation and action are more than layers of paint – they are akin to psychological cleansing.

Cristobal’s Vestigium (Latin for “footprint” or “marks”) showcases his method of sanding and scraping; the joy and challenge of uncovering hidden signs and messages in his works – in his mostly noir color palette – will intrigue the viewer. His Scriptorium, the room for writing by medieval monks in monasteries, refers to his belief that writing and painting have the same origins. It also evokes Cristobal’s social role as a writer, documentarian and messenger; and his visual works as medium of information and knowledge. The writing role parallels that of his work as a visual artist, as someone who transfers his knowledge, values and convictions through the visual form.

Vestigium, Scriptorium will have its Artist’s Reception open on January 26, 6 pm at Gateway Gallery. The exhibit will be open to the public from January 27 to February 2, 2018.





Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta Center. It is open from Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm. It is located at the 5F of Gateway Tower, Araneta Center, Quezon City. For more information or press inquiry or media coverage, please contact Gateway Gallery at gatewaygallery@aranetagroup.com, Facebook or 588-4000 local 8300. The artist can be contacted at www.geronimocristobal.com and at geronimocristobaljr@gmail.com.

UPPhA SC Proudly Presents the 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit


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The Philippine Pharmacy Summit, brought to you by the University of the Philippines Pharmaceutical Association Student Council (UPPhA SC), is once again back on its sixth year.

The Philippine Pharmacy Summit, a pioneer project of the UPPhA Student Council since 2013, is an annual event which aims to educate and raise issues surrounding the pharmacy profession.

The past five summits have been successful, with participants from different pharmacy schools all over the Philippines, and local and international speakers distinguished in the pharmacy profession.

This 2018, UPPhA will be hosting the 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit (PPS 6) with the theme “Revealing the Multidisciplinary Background of Pharmacy”.

The event aims to widen the perspective of the participants, and define the different roles and specializations that can be taken by future pharmacists.

Moreover, it aims to break the stigma that pharmacists are only meant inside the four walls of drugstores and hospitals.

The summit is in partnership with 14 out of the 20 participating schools across the country.

Though initially set up for pharmacy students, PPS 6 is now open to interested pharmacists who yearn to explore the profession further from well-versed experts in their respective fields.

The 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit will be held on February 11, 2018 (Sunday) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the SM Aura Premier, 26th street McKinley Parkway, Taguig City.

For more inquiries and updates on the event, you may visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PhilippinePharmacySummit/ or follow them on twitter at @UPPhA_PPS.

Written by Trishia Torero

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pasig City Holds Annual Bambino Festival


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Pasig City joined the Christian world in celebrating the feast day of Sto. Nino Jesus by extolling His hollines through a parade participated in by people in the dioceses from the different barangays. This was held on a Sunday, January 21,

Many Pasig residents showed their solidarity in prayers by joining activities in honor of our BAMBINO!

The Bambino Festival is a celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño. It highlights the relevance of the Blessed Child in the lives of the Pasigueños. It also serves as a reminder of the simplicity, purity in spirit, love, mercy, and strength that is drawn from his innocence as a child.

We see gloriously decorated floats filled with flowers, fruits and of course, the images of the young Jesus wearing different attires. The number of statues seen varies from float to float, and many who joined the parade were also carrying their own images. 

This annual event in Pasig is one of the highly anticipated events next to the Paskotitap which is done during the holiday or Christmas season, specifically within the month of December.











We are impressed of the creativity of the Pasiguenos, and eventhough the festival is not as grand as the likes of Sinulog  in Cebu or Ati-Atihan in Aklan, the faith and devotion of the people of Pasig towards the Sto. Nino is equally admirable.

People have different ways of expressing their love towards a greater force that supposedly guides us in our every task, and one of them is to join the parades of celebration. 

We may get lucky when  our  prayers are answered but do remember that we don't really need anybody to force their beliefs on us.

Be like Superstars Wig for Men and Women

Image Credit - Conor Facebook Fanpage

This is a sponsored post. But All opinions are mine. As a bald guy, I admire people with long and great styling hair. I like Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham 2 of the best football player in the planet hairstyle called Faux Hawk with CR7 logo sign beside. With great skill and fine cool sense when it comes to fashion hairstyle. 

Also as MMA and Football fan I like Conor McGregor's Faux Hawk popular undercut haircut style with a comb looking good perfect men’s hairstyle. For guys like me that wants a stylish yet champions sporty kick ass look. That will cause Octagon and Turf fan attraction eye catching head turner attention maybe.
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Shipping moving guide for Filipino & Foreign travellers, working professionals & immigrants in the US

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Have you ever asked yourself how many time you ship big items or moved location in you entire life? For 3 decades of Living, I can say more than a dozen times. The question is not how far will you go or moved those heavy items? But I'd rather say how much money and time you save when you shipped those items that far. 

So I made a review about www.shiply.com a transportation web guide for Filipino travelers and working immigrants in the USA and foreigners anywhere in the world. According to wikipedia statistics as of 2016 there were 3.92 million Filipino-Americans in the US. 

That’s around 1.1% of the last year U.S. population stats. Mostly in LA, San Francisco, San Diego, Hawaii, Illinois and Texas area. Around 5.7% are Asians and then 17.8% were Hispanic and Latinos. That a lot of items to move on a daily basis.
That’s more than a quarter population of Americans originally came from foreign land or race. Not to mention the facts that those Naturalized immigrants and US citizens. Have family and friends that visit them regularly from Philippines or in any part of the globe. My Filipino-American sister, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandma and family members also lived there. Although the US mainland have great transportation system.

Still Shipping company and movers is considered as a necessity, even though you are just travelling for weeks or months of work or business trip. You still need to get a  group of professionals to move those bulky items of yours. Mobility works as www.Shiply.com provides relevant information when it comes to cost, items and distance. Across all the cities and towns of those 50 states.  

You want something heavy, bulky and unusual delivered. But you don't want spend hours looking in telephone phone-books and calling shipping company's. Only to get expensive quotes, but not on Shiply because they help you get those quotes from thousands of customer related deliver company. 

Prices is low up to 75% off of standard rates. So you think its like bidding and similar to how accessible and cost effective like Uber and Grab app works. Web and smartphone technology system ideal to solve our daily needs. See Ryan and Gary5191 feedback above "Great thanks easy and quick service I have booked over 250 jobs on shiply as a transport provider in Canada. I am very happy with this company!" Ryan a verified user from JRIMS INC. Redfoot Haulers (CANADA)

Because delivery company's competes with each other to find best routes and pricing. And put put everything in the right place in ideal route and transportation system. All you need to do is as simply as put info on the sites and quote will be emailed to you. No need to email or call each shipping company to get the best price. Then you can view the quote that you receive. 

So check prices and customer feedback of other previous users. And then choose the best quote and right company of your choice. Your delivery, multiple quotes and then cost effective price. So whether its for personal or business use.  So get your free sign up account now!

Get a free quote now to transport your car, yacht, motorcycle, fragile, man in vans, Euro items, pets, pianos, vehicles, courier service, large items and business products anywhere in the world. So I'm calling again to ship your items on bid going once, twice lets go ship those items of yours the fastest, cheapest, safest and easiest way!

Psychological effects of hair loss and how to deal with them

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Almost every culture and society considers a full head of hair a sign of youth and beauty, and hair loss is associated with the end of youth and advent of old age. In effect, it is understood as signifying the end of vitality and most people find it extremely difficult to deal with. In a world where youth and beauty is given such great importance, baldness can have a devastating effect on people mentally and emotionally.

Hair loss can affect a person’s social, personal and professional interactions. It can even lead to people isolating themselves from others.Hair loss is known tocause Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD in some people. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) defines BDD as a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance. It can infact lead to depression.

Loss of confidence and self-esteem
Physical attributes and physical attractiveness is an essential part of self-esteem and confidence. Research shows that men find themselvesless appealing to the opposite sex if they are balding, leading to decreased self-confidence. They often consider it the end of being desirable and feel they will be less attractive to their partners. When people start losing hair, they find it hard to be comfortable with their own bodies.

Even professionally, it is believed that older people are less energetic. Infact some employers don’t want to hire older people. Hair loss sufferers worry that their employers and colleagues will see them as aging, and imagine them as being less energetic or productive. People suffering hair loss feel that they are losing control of their personal and professional lives, and tend to believe that they are in a situation that is irreversible. All these feeling can cause anxiety and even depression.

Hair loss can be particularly harsh for women, since there is so much value placed on women’s youth and beauty.

Coping with hair loss
It is very important to not let hair loss change your life for the worse. It is essential to cope with it in the best possible way. Here are some ways of coping with it:

1. It is essential to understand that it is not a grave disease, and is not life threatening. It may cause an alteration in your physical appearance but it does not endanger your life. It is important to remind yourself that people love us, like us or employ us for reasons that are not limited to our physical attributes. 

2. Seek help: There is absolutely no shame in seeking psychological help or seeing a professional if you are feeling depressed and are unable to deal with hair loss. A professional can guide you through the changes you are experiencing. It also helps to talk to other people dealing with similar issues or even join online or offline groups or forums and talk to people in a similar situation. It is important to not take your emotional and mental health lightly.

3. If you are not comfortable with having thin hair or being bald, there are various treatments available.

a. Minoxidil – It is a topical solution used to stimulate hair growth and slow balding. It is useful in early stages of hair loss. While it won’t regrowth, it will help you hold on to the hair you have.

b. PRP Therapy
PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy involves injecting the patient’s own blood into the scalp to induce hair growth. This is how it works - A small blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge machine where PRP’s containing essential growth proteins are extracted from it. PRP is injected into the effected areas of the scalp. It is a purely natural form of treatment as it uses the patient’s own blood.

c. Hair Transplant
Hair transplant today is extremely advanced, minimally invasive, easily available, and almost painless. Currently, there are two widely used methods of hair restoration used by surgeons – Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

FUE involves harvesting hair follicles one by one by using micro punches from the patient's donor site, the back and sides of the head, and transplanting them onto the thinning or bald areas. FUE is ideal for patients with male pattern baldness and involves no incision and heals quickly.FUT involves extracting a strip of scalp from the back or sides of the head and dissecting it into individual grafts, which are then transplanted on the bald spots.

Hair loss can happen to anyone, it is a fact of life. We need to ensure that we don’t let it ruin our life.

The above article is contributed by Dr. Sangay Bhutia a hair transplant and restoration surgeon in Delhi, NCR, and India. She has years of experience in the area of hair transplantation. She has been running her clinic for hair transplant in Delhi at Tagore Garden. Anyone can get in touch with Hair & Senses to get the right and effective treatment for hair loss and baldness.

Challenges That Sales Managers Face When Implementing Salesforce


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Sales managers try hard to ensure that their sales teams implement salesforce effectively. These sales managers are looking for better solutions to organize their sales and provide better service to their customers. Sales managers want better processes that are not tedious and that have better results. Although salesforce is just a tool, it can help a business in numerous ways. Bringing in salesforce to a company means that managers have to change the old cultures and learn how to implement new technologies.

Here are some challenges that sales managers face:

• Activity tracking
Sales people do not want to be held accountable for tracking activities. As a manager, you have to change this culture by ensuring that tracking activities are in place. There are several ways to ensure that:

a) Type of activity– To ensure that the sales people are doing all the right activities, managers need to set goals depending on daily activities. This way, sales managers can be certain of the type of activity everyone is doing. They can also be able to handle other activities.

b) List of activities –This means setting daily or weekly activities such as sending emails, making calls or attending meetings.

c) Point system – Different activities have different weights. There are some activities that can only be done by sales managers. When you create a point system, you need to tell your team to reach that number every week or month. You also need to carry your responsibilities and show more points than the rest of the team so you can lead by example.

d) Dealing with different salesforce tools –It can be difficult for managers who are not used to different salesforce tools such as salesforce dx and salesforce thunderto work with them.

e) Sales people–Some sales people do not want to login to their CRM. They do not want to be held accountable for anything and managers havea hard time dealing with this. They also have to convince them of the importance of updating their CRM. If the sales people provide the wrong information, the data collected will also be wrong.

f) Weak pipelines –Managers have set goals for their sales teams. When a team is getting good reports, it is easy to create salesforce. Setting pipeline quotas for sales people should be the most important thing.

g) Dirty data– If you are managing a sales pipeline, you will definitely get dirty data. There are many cleaning tools to ensure accounting and data are clean andsales managers must always ensure that the pipeline data is clean. If sales people forget some important details, the pipeline data will be affected negatively.

h) Getting rid of spreadsheets– When you implement salesforce, you need to ensure there is no spreadsheet. Relying on spreadsheets to get your sales metrics and to run sales meetings is going to compromise credibility. When culture is changed, this too will change.

Author bio
Sujain Thomas is a sales manager who has been working with flosum.com for the last 3 years . He has written many articles about saleforce which he has posted in his blog. You can visit his blog by clicking this link.

Tugade Orders Filing of Charges Vs. Transportation Official Over Bribes


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Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the filing of administrative charges against a transportation official for allegedly accepting bribes from a transport cooperative.

Secretary Tugade instructed Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Paul Yebra to file the appropriate charges for administrative offenses including grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service against Roberto Delfin, supervising transportation and development officer.

Delfin is assigned to the Road Transport Planning Division.

Based on formal charge dated 3 November 2017, Delfin received, through his aide Narciso Lim, PhP 150,000 in exchange for the DOTr’s supposed favorable action on New Sunrise Transport Cooperative’s (NTSC) application for a route measure capacity.

“The said amount is in addition to other gifts and favors you asked for and received from NTSC, including escort services and all-expense paid accommodation in a private resort,” the formal charge added.

Last 10 January 2018, Usec. Yebra issued a 90-day preventive suspension order against Delfin, saying that “your position affords you the opportunity to exert undue influence or pressure on potential witnesses and tamper with evidence pending formal investigation.”

Secretary Tugade has reiterated several times that corruption will be eliminated under the administration of President Duterte.

“Nagbabala na ako sainyo noon pang simula. Wala dapat bahid ng korapsyon sa ating sistema, dahil oras na may mahuli ako, hindi ako mangingiming tanggalin ka. Ayaw natin ng ganyan. Ayaw ng Presidente ng ganyan," Sec. Tugade said.
 
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