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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Save the Date! 9th Baby, Kids & Family Expo set on March 9



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The country’s largest Baby, Kids & Family Expo Philippines (BKFEP) is now in its 9th edition! This summer-themed event will be held on March 9-10, 2019 at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Organized by Mediacom Solutions Inc., BKFEP is known as a one-stop shop event for all baby, kids, maternity and family needs. The event will showcase over 100 Brands, offering their products and services with exclusive deals for up to 70% discount only available at the 2-day expo.

Apart from the great shopping experience, the event will also hold Free Parenting seminars wherein expecting and new parents can learn about everything they need, to discover to be the best parent that they can be.

“We’re very excited to launch the 9th Edition of Baby, Kids & Family Expo together with our sponsors Nestle Nankid, Little Treasure, Nestle Cerelac, MommyDaddyMe and Pampers. We’ve prepared so much for the event that every families will get to enjoy. We have the Wonderland Playground, Arts and Crafts Station, Moms can also make use of our Breastfeeding Station, Diaper Changing Area and Comfort Lounge.” says Mediacom Solutions Inc. CEO and Baby, Kids & Family Expo founder, David Abrenilla.

The event will also stage the awarding for the Baby and Kid Summer Idol where 2 winners will receive huge prizes such as P10,000 in cash, over P20,000 worth of gift items and will be the face of the next Baby, Kids and Family Expo Philippines.

Be a part of this fun-filled family event of the year and register online to visit the expo for free at www.babyexpo.ph. For more information you may also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/babyexpoph and their Instagram account @babyexpoph.




For sponsorship or booth inquiries you may contact Barbie Belo at +63-2-218-7748, +63-906-266-1575 or send an email to barbie@babyexpo.ph

FDCP Announces Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 Mechanics


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Following its announcement in January, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has officially released the mechanics of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019. Now on its third year, the PPP will be held September 12 to 18, 2019, a week-long film exclusive screening of Filipino films in all cinemas nationwide. This is in line with the celebration of the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema which starts officially in September this year. 


Signal Rock team with FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño at the PPP 2

A call for applications has been released for this year where eight (8) Filipino films that will have their Philippine premiere during the PPP will be picked and curated by a Selection Committee, three (3) of which are films in their advanced stage of development or production stage and five (5) are finished films or films in post-production. Deadline of submission for film projects in production stage is on March 8, 2019, while finished films or films in their final post-production stage shall be submitted by May 31, 2019. Selected films will receive a co-production fund of up to 2 million pesos.



FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño and the PPP 2 Selection Committee

Cinemas nationwide will also be offering discounted rates for students, which cost P180 for students in Metro Manila, and P130 for students in provinces.

Started in 2017, the PPP has featured award-winning films, two of which—Birdshot and Signal Rock—have been selected as the country's official entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Films.


Birdshot team with FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño at PPP 2

For more information and guidelines, visit www.fdcp.ph.

The Top 10 Health Benefits of Fresh Food


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A healthy diet includes a broad range of vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, good fats, starches, and whole grains. You also need to avoid foods that have high amounts of sugar and salt if you want to eat healthy. This article will help you to understand the top health benefits of fresh food.

Weight Loss

Weight lose can assist you to minimize the chances of chronic conditions. A person who is obese or overweight is at risk of developing conditions such as some cancers, poor bone density, diabetes, and the heart disease. Whole fruits and vegetables are low in calories in comparison to processed foods. People who want to lose weight must minimize the intake of calories.

Reduced Cancer Risk

Unhealthy eating can lead to obesity which in increases the risk of an individual developing cancer. You can reduce this risk by weighing within a health range. Diets that are rich in vegetables and fruits will protect you against the risk of cancer. Trials in human beings have proven this to be a true fact.

Management of Diabetes

To manage diabetes, you need to lose weight, manage your blood glucose levels, and keep cholesterol and blood pressure within the target range. All these benefits will delay or prevent diabetes. People who have diabetes should limit the intake of foods that have a lot of salt and sugar content. You should also avoid fried foods that are high in trans and saturated fats.

Stroke Prevention and Heart Health

A large proportion of individuals have at least one form of cardiovascular disease. These conditions typically involve the blood vessels and heart. We can prevent most of the premature deaths that arise from stroke and heart diseases by making relevant lifestyle changes. Some of these changes include eating healthy and increasing the levels of physical activities. For instance, vitamin E prevents the clotting of blood that can lead to heart attacks. Some of the foods that contain vitamin E include green vegetables, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and almonds. It’s good to eat healthy if you want to prevent stroke and heart diseases such as the coronary heart disease.

The Next Generations’ Health
Children learn health related behaviors from the older people who are around them. Therefore, we need to model healthy eating and exercising behaviors in our kids. Children should learn to eat more fruits and vegetables and less of foods that are rich in sugars. Children who also participate in cooking and gardening at home have a high chance of making the best lifestyle and dietary choices. You can also expose them to onlinehealth News so that they can follow them from an early age.

Strong Teeth and Bones

A diet that has sufficient supply of magnesium and calcium leads to strong teeth and bones. Strong bones will help to prevent osteoarthritis and osteoporosis later in life. Some of the foods that are rich in calcium include legumes, tofu, canned fish with bones, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cereals, plant-based milks, and low-fat dairy products. There is an abundant supply of magnesium in several foods like whole grains, seeds, nuts, and leafy green vegetables.

Better Mood

There is a very close relationship between mood and diet. Diet that has high glycemic load can increase the symptoms of fatigue and depression. Such a diet includes several refined carbohydrates like biscuits, white bread, cakes, and soft drinks. On the contrary, whole grains, whole fruits, and vegetables have low contents of glycemic load. Therefore, a healthy diet can improve your overall mood. However, people who have depression should seek medical attention.

Improved Memory

Health diet help in preventing cognitive decline and dementia. These benefits arise from fish, polyphenols and flavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D, C, and E. The Mediterranean diet has most of these benefits.

Improved Gut Health

The colon has several bacteria that occur naturally that help in digestion and metabolism. Some bacteria strains produce vitamins B and K that benefit the colon. These bacteria strains also help in fighting harmful viruses and bacteria. A diet that is high in fat and sugar and low in fiber alters the gut microbiome which increases inflammation in that region. On the contrary, a diet that is rich in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables has a combination of probiotics and prebiotics to support the thriving of good bacteria in the colon. Fermented foods like kefir, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, and yogurt are loaded with probiotics. Fiber is an easy to access prebiotic that has an abundant supply of vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. Also, fiber promotes the movement of bowel and this can assist in preventing diverticulitis and bowel cancer. You can get some of these details from onlinehealth News.

Getting Good Sleep at Night

Several factors like apnea can disrupt your sleeping patters. Sleep apnea takes place when there is a repeated blockage of airways while sleeping. Some of the risk factors for this include eating of unhealthful diet, drinking alcohol, and obesity. You can also have a restless sleep when you reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol whether you have sleep apnea or not.

Author Bio: Ariana enjoys blogging and nurtures interest on all most all topics. She contributes in many reputed blogs, social platforms and makes her living as a content writer. She is Content Writer of Viacon

6 Furniture Promotions You Should Never Miss


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Purchasing furniture can be quite a costly affair especially without prior planning. Planning is critical because that way you can organize to make your purchase during promotion periods. I recall a time I had to attend dinner at a friend's place. It was more of a friends’ affair, so a couple of us were gathered having fun and enjoying ourselves. I couldn't help but notice her amazing sofas, and I just had to compliment them and make some inquiries. She mentioned the store, maintenance, and price. It was then that one of our companions was left cursing. She had the exact furniture, although a different color and at almost double the price!

What made the big difference? It’s all about taking advantage of the discounts and offers by the furniture stores. Getting quality furniture will require you to part with a significant amount of cash, but the various discounts deals can help ease that burden.

Here’s a list of 6 furniture promotions that you should never miss:

Raffles and Giveaways

Well, frankly high-end furniture stores tend to have slow traffic most of the year considering the tough economic times we are in. Although sales will spike during certain periods, it may not be enough to keep the place running. Raffles and giveaways are among ways such stores maintain the traffic. Customers ought to take advantage of such since they get to purchase beautiful high quality furniture for less.

Black Friday

Black Friday is celebrated across the globe, with prices dipping for the majority of products furniture included. During black Friday you can purchase furniture, household and electronic goods for half or even less the standard rate. It's all a matter of proper planning and timing.

Customer Appreciation Events

The best stores take the time to appreciate their customers. Invite your clientele and provide refreshments. Food can be quite an enticer. You'll have a higher chance of maintaining and adding to your customer list. During such events, the furniture pricing will be less by a couple of digits and which customers are encouraged to take advantage of.

Discounts and Coupons

"Are you a first-time customer? Then we have a 10% discount for you." You've probably come across that phrase in several stores. That is just one of the many discounts alternatives provided by furniture stores. There are also coupons especially when you go online. For example, the #1 Nolah Mattress Coupons company makes it cheaper for you when making a purchase. Such promotions make it possible for customers to purchase high-end quality products for less.

Free Shipping

Sometimes, the discounts that furniture stores provide may not warrant a purchase due to other logistic issues such as shipping among others. Many stores have gone the extra mile and will offer free shipping which significantly reduces the prices of goods. All customers need to take advantage of such an opportunity.

Holiday Offers

During the holidays is probably the best time to make your purchase. The pricing of the majority of furniture items will reduce by a significant amount, in some cases $200 or more. Whether it's Labor Day, Christmas and so on, you'll buy furniture for less. Find out the holidays in your country, and get to make your purchase cheaply.

So, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get a discount the next time you go mattress shopping. Stores will run numerous promotions to woo customers and move products fast.

5 Reasons to Watch The Daily Buzz Show


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We live in a society where being in the know is what propels us forward. The Daily Buzz Show offers its audience precisely that. I was still quite young when the show first came on air more than a decade ago. It aired on the CW network for 13 years hosted by Kia Malone and Lance Smith before taking a 2-year hiatus. Last year, thanks to Pop, one of the CW networks; it was back on the air with a bang hosted by the original anchors. Joining them is a host of other entertainment reporters from Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Seattle. It’s available via satellite and cable networks in the US market.

Here are 5 reasons why you ought to turn on Pop TV every Thursday at 8.30 in the morning:

It’s Not a Trial and Error Situation

Nothing bores like having to watch a show which has no idea what the audience yearns for. I have had an opportunity to watch a couple of similar other programs, and I must say the Daily Buzz Show is the icing on the cake. They are not experimenting to establish what the audience will want or not since they have been on the air for a while they have the experience and will package the relevant content appropriately. It's evident from the show's timing that they are aware of the viewer's preferences. Well, they did retain the same time slot from before the break.


Perfect News Packaging and Delivery

I despise watching depressing content and so do the majority of individuals especially as early as 8.30 in the morning. It will just ruin the rest of the day rendering you unproductive. It’s not a matter of hiding from the reality of life but rather having a preference for uplifting content and seeing the good in the bad. The Daily Buzz TV is not like your everyday shows. They dwell on the good and strive to find it in society even when everything seems grim. Not that they won’t deliver sad content, they will, but in a manner that doesn’t depress you.


Get to Know Your Celebs

If you want to know the latest buzz about your favorite celeb, the daily buzz tv is your go-to option. In the 30 minutes the show airs, they interview celebs, go through their profiles and give us a bit of gossip on the latest. So, if you're into celeb news, this is the show for you.


The Daily Buzz Show is Online

Partly why the number of viewers is growing steadily is their interactive nature. They interact with the audience on various social media handles answering their every question which is critical in today's world. We are here physically, but our lives are online, making social media an integral part of us. The Daily Buzz Show has taken advantage of this and uses social media to interact with the audience.


Quality Content

I was skeptical at first of watching a show whose primary domain is celebrity news and gossip. However, this show will blow your mind. They focus on a whole range of topics which include fashion, lifestyle, health, sports, travel, and finance among others.

If you’re looking for an exciting show to keep you both busy and entertained on a Thursday morning, tune in to the Daily Buzz Show. It’s entertaining, informative and relevant. You’ll definitely love the show.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wazzup Pilipinas Holds Press Conference for Amber Dew's Philippine Advocacy Tour


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Before we were just covering events, but now we've just successfully held a press conference to announce her Philippine tour. In collaboration with Melbourne Style Watch, a pageant and fashion magazine based in Australia, but now also eyeing tourism features not only about the Philippines but around the world, we are currently managing her tour around the country.

I am now overwhelmed and ecstatic of being included among the personalities whom the members of media and bloggers take photos and videos of.

We are definitely doing the iconic Wazzup Pilipinas for, rather with, Amber Dew! All because we are in line with boosting Philippine Tourism and the advocacy to uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos, similar to how Amber genuinely wants to reach out to the under-priviledged, may they be Filipinos or not.

Your Pambansang Blogger is exhilarated of this awesome opportunity of leveling up to the extreme.

Next project is going to be a lot more exciting! Watch out for it!!! You must not miss it, especially those who are into pageantry and tourism....It is without any doubt that we all love beauty queens and travelling, and we are bringing it to you with the charm and magic of Wazzup Pilipinas!


Miss International Australia 2017, awarded as Miss Perfect Body and now Miss World Australia 2019 candidate, is in the Philippines from February 19, 2019 to March 2, 2019!

She'll be touring some parts of the country throughout those days with plenty of community engagement so let's show her that it is truly More Fun in the Philippines!

Follow her journey!

Aside from Wazzup Pilipinas, her Philippine-based sponsors in the Philippine advocacy tour include Gigantes Island Tours and Services of Iloilo, Diana Stalder Cafe and Skin Care Services, CTG Printz Enterprise, Banner Stands Philippines, Yami Bulgogi of Pampanga, and Congressman Egay Erice of Caloocan.

Media Partners are Light TV, Inquirer Radio, DWBL, Pinoy Xtreme, Manila Bulletin, Malaya Business Insight, Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, Abante, Tempo, Missosology, OPMB Worldwide, Fab Manila, Astig.ph, Master Pogi PH, Red Cloud Interactive, Gandang Negosyo and a lot more.

Photo (L-R) Hector Calara of Melbourne Style Watch; Diana Stalder of Diana Stalder; JV Perez of Fil-Aussie Models Connection; Amber Dew, Miss World Australia 2019 candidate; Rhett Paul Bolivar of Gigantes Island Tours and Services; Ross Del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas

#WazzupPilipinas #PambansangBlogger #AmberDewForWazzupPilipinas #AmberDew Tourism Promotions Board - formerly PCVC Department of Tourism - Philippines

Photos by Francis Lumahan

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Reasons to choose Rolex watches as your first luxury watch


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A history few could compare

It swam the English Channel and then was taken down into the depths of the mighty oceans but still survived to live not another day, but for years more. That is the accolades attached to Rolex watches and which has made it a household name not only within those who could afford one but even those who would gaze at one and dream of the day they could afford to buy one. 

Rolex are not just watches that you would adorn on your wrists, they are masterpieces crafted with care to ensure not a second is missed after it is set to give you the time.

Rolex traces its history to the year 1905 when Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis teamed up in London to make the first watch under the brand name “Wilsdorf & Davis”. They wanted to craft a watch that would keep perfect time and never miss a heartbeat. In 1908 they took an entirely different stance and shed their original brand name and registered their company as “Rolex” which was also the brand name of their watches.

The First World War (WWI) took its toll on everyone including Rolex and to avoid heavy postwar taxation they moved their operations to Geneva, in Switzerland where the world watch market was taking root. Since 1960 the company has been owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, which is a private family trust and is considered a world renowned brand.

When you buy a Rolex, it would not be just a watch that you would be purchasing but a very rich history attached to it. This history is unique which makes Rolex watches one of the best timepieces that you could pick for yourself as you first luxury watch if you have the money to do so. There is no doubt that a Rolex would come with a hefty price tag but the craftsmanship that goes to make each watch is worth every dollar that you would be paying for it.

Style that money cannot buy

Every Rolex is unique in style and is made with precision to ensure it keeps time perfectly because that would be the ultimate objective of wearing a watch apart from the accessory it would be. 

No Rolex would leave the factory floor unless it passes the stringent tests it would have to pass before it would end up on your wrist. The style that Rolex carries with it can be recognized from miles away and that is what makes these such elegant and much sought after time pieces.

You need to have a Rolex around your wrist to enjoy the personal satisfaction that would accompany it. It would be a special moment when you buy your Rolex and strap it around your wrist, a moment of exhilarating joy that you would have never felt before. That is the specialty that Rolex carries around with it where it would take you. It has a style that no money can buy other than in a Rolex itself. 

You need to look at a Rolex to see the graceful lines and the smoothness it would depict. If you are contemplating of buying a Rolex that would be the best decision that you would make. It would also be a decision that you would cherish your entire lifetime because it would outlast you.

Price is no criteria

Rolex set an unprecedented record on October 26, 2017 when the watch worn and owned by the versatile American actor Paul Newman fetched and incredible and unbelievable price of US $ 17.75 million at an auction. 

This is the highest price ever paid for a Rolex or for that matter for any wristwatch ever. So if you are planning on your first luxury watch, there are many other reasons that you would have to select a Rolex over any other brand name. 

Rolex have not only brought the world perfect time it keeps it as well and with luxury steeped over every watch it is a buy that you will never regret. Price is not criteria if you would choose a 

Rolex it is steeped in history and great craftsmanship to stand out among any watch from anywhere brand or any country.

A lifelong partner

A Rolex would strap onto your wrist and never let you go and the power of wearing one would be understood only when you do wear one. It has a very compelling attraction which would turn many a head when bystanders see its lines. A Rolex has the ability to be recognizable from afar and it’s an accessory that would bring style to anything that you would wear for the day. 

Your luxury Rolex would blend into your personality and exude a confidence that none other accessory that you would wear could beat. Whether you are male or female the Rolex on your wrist would give you a special place wherever you may go. Today a Rolex is a status symbol and one that would not only style but satisfaction too.

There are many models that you could select from but they all come with a distinctly recognizable style which is what makes a Rolex special. There have been many watches that tried to create such an image but have failed so far because the style that goes with a Rolex is special in many ways.

It is just a universal acceptance that has pushed Rolex to the pinnacle of success and if you wear one it would definitely propel you to success in whatever you may do. This is because Rolex has been successful and it is only worn by those who would cherish success and nothing short of it.

Pick the rolex oyster perpetual  that would blend not only on your wrist but with your style and also your personality which would all wrap around your wrist in not more than in an inch of success.           

Monday, February 18, 2019

Phi Kappa Mu Hideout Med-Law Party


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For the past decade, Verdict has brought you laser lights, electrifying beats, free-flowing booze, and wild moments that definitely spiced up your nightlife experience.

Now, we are ready to pump your party spirits up as we redefine the rave scene and enter a rush and realness of an underground party.

From the creators of Verdict, the biggest Med-Law Party in the country:

The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity of the UP College of Medicine and the Regina Iustitiae Sorority of the Ateneo School of Law,

together with,

The Manila Times

HQ Barbershop

JUMPH Corp.

Torre Lorenzo

proudly present, HIDEOUT

Take refuge this March 2, 2019 at The Ruins, Poblacion, Makati.

For inquiries, you may contact Cody at 0917 889 0668, or Frances at 09176251388.

HIDEOUT is in cooperation with,

Procter & Gamble

Communisense Speech & Occupational Therapy Clinic

Paulino Clinic

Torch

with our media partners,

The Manila Times

ClickTheCity.com

When In Manila

Wazzup Pilipinas

and our partner organization,

Medici Omnes Duciens (MCU)

Joyce Peñas Pilarsky Wins 1st Runner-Up at Britain’s Top Designer Competition in London


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Joyce Peñas Pilarsky finally revealed her new collection during this year’s Britain’s Top Designer competition in London, U.K., on February 16, 2019.

Joyce Peñas Pilarsky brings home the triumph as the 1st runner up in the said competition. Her triumph is just like the victory of the return of the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines after it was taken by the Americans as war booty during the Philippine-American War of 1901. The bells originated from the town of Balangiga in the province of Eastern Samar.

According to Joyce, the secret of winning and capturing the top industry judges is simply by her hard work and dedication to her craft. Together with her extensive imagination and a keen eye for details and designs that are individually handcrafted by her. She believes that the most beautiful gown is a product of hard work, patience, diligence and burning passion for loving what you do.











- “I praise and thank God for winning today! I would like to thank my family and freinds and everybody for the love and support and prayers for me!”

- “Thank you thank you so much for the wonderful judges And I dedicate this to those people who believed in me. And continued to support me Thank you thank you for the applause of the sweet audience! I am so overwhelmed by your response to my work!”

- “Thank you so much! Indeed when you do your best! God will take care of the rest , and never give up on your dreams because dreams really do come true! To God be the glory!”

Her choice of Filipino materials, appliques, and embroidered fabrics create this stunning and award-winning ensemble that captures the international runway spotlight.

Joyce is one of the finalists who competed against eight exemplary fashion designers from different parts of the world. They have been judged by top industry personalities such as head judge Bernard Connolly - celebrity stylist, Nicky Johnston celebrity photographer & judge on Britain's Next Top Model, Lola Royal - Stylist & fashion presenter and Nicky Hambleton-Jones Stylist, consultant, TV Presenter.

NAIA Terminal 2 Rehabilitation in Full Swing




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The renovation of NAIA Terminal 2 is in full swing, according to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal.

"We started last September 2018 and despite the challenges, we shall proceed as planned. I say challenge because we are business as usual despite ongoing works. We hope to deliver on our promise to finish everything by March next year," the airport chief said.

The project involves architectural face lifting with the replacement of damaged floor finishes, and the restoration and chemical cleaning of stained floor finishes in the arrival and departure passenger movement areas. Damaged ceilings will be replaced. Thirty-two (32) sets of skylight roofing will be repaired. Seismic/expansion joints in general areas, baggage claim area and elevated roadway are to be replaced as well.

Walls, columns, beams and soffit finishes at the arrival and departure passenger movement areas, aerobridge areas and elevated roadway will be upgraded.

Replacement of glass doors at the pre-departure gates and fixed bridge gates, and cleaning and polishing of metal frames, metal louvers and claddings will also be undertaken.

Marked improvement will soon greet passengers with the expansion of the departure check-in hall and the arrival baggage area. The work includes the construction of a drop wall, installation of structural framing, installation of new glass wall panels and partitions, glass doors and metal ceiling panels. 




To complement the expansion of these two areas, additional air-conditioning system, power, lightings, fire protection, electronics and communications systems will be installed. The construction of a power room is necessary to host additional power supply requirements for these additional installations.

The exterior of the buidling will have its share of fixing as exterior ledges, walls, beams, soffit, pathways and pocket gardens undergo waterproofing works.

Not putting aside safety of wellwishers, additional tubular bars at the bottom of existing railings will be put in place.

Passengers will also be happy to see a much improved flight information display system, and take delight listening to a new public address system after completion of the project.

Prior to the rehabilitation project, MIAA has added a total of 9 comfort rooms at the passenger movement areas in the year 2018.

“Given the spatial constraints that we have in Terminal 2 vis-a-vis the growing passenger traffic, we assure air travelers that we are doing all we can to be of better service to them. We appeal to all airport users to bear with us at this time," GM Monreal said in closing.

The Teeth Whitening System You’ve Been Missing


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Snow is a Teeth Whitening company that has been growing rapidly in popularity for their revolutionary teeth whitening system.

Snow is unlike any other whitening system available. Compared to other alternatives, Snow focuses much more on the effectiveness of their system as well as the overall experience for their customers. Their unique whitening serum is formulated by doctors and constantly being improved upon by Snow. When used with their LED light mouthpiece, users are able to obtain the white smiles they’ve always wanted but never knew they could have.

Snow guarantees a professional- grade whitening treatment without the high cost and sensitivity. Snow’s happy customers report no pain or sensitivity from using their system. Without using harmful chemicals, Snow is able to bring users a whitening system that they can use without a prescription or any dental visits required.




Oral health is an important aspect of daily life that is often overlooked, but it shouldn’t be! Snow offers users a simple and convenient means to improve the well-being of their teeth and gums at such an affordable price.

Customers at Snow love this system because of how easy it is to use, how little time it takes, its great price, and how quickly the results show up! Most users start seeing results within the first three uses and significant improvements to their smiles within two weeks. The whitening kit works five times faster than whitening strips.

With Snow’s prices – significantly less than a trip to your dentist – and the incredible results the kit provides, this system is hard to beat! Snow’s kit will give users the best bang for their buck when it comes to successful results and overall effectiveness in improving the health of their teeth and gums.

Unlike other whitening systems, Snow’s whitening kit actually improves the condition of user’s mouths in addition to removing stains. Snow’s new system’s red-light therapy eliminates bacteria that causes gingivitis and is an excellent gum treatment.

Snow has taken many strides in terms of their technology and effectiveness of their system. This addition of red-light therapy is just one of the many advancements Snow made for their most recent whitening kit. Other features include a wireless and waterproof LED mouthpiece, gesture recognition, and adapted learning so each whitening session is more efficient.

No other system utilizes the advanced technology that Snow has produced, putting them at the top of the board when it comes to whitening systems.

This revolutionary technology definitely sets this teeth whitening company apart, but so does their attention to detail when it comes to a holistic user experience.

In addition to the whitening kit, Snow also offers other products that can make the experience that much better. Products like activated charcoal floss, lip exfoliants, and treatments contribute to enhanced whitening results and comfort. Snow also offers a desensitizing serum for those with particularly sensitive teeth and an extra strength whitening serum for even brighter results.

Snow’s kit is used by more celebrities than any other system, proving their legitimacy as an effective teeth whitening method. Celebrities need to have dazzling smiles, right? Well Snow’s system delivers just that.

Snows tens of thousands of reviews are all extremely positive and rave about how Snow has changed their life. You can find these reviews from real users on Snow’s website. If you’re still skeptical after all this, the glowing reviews are sure to change your mind.

With so many different teeth whitening methods out there – for sale or for you to DIY at home- it can be hard to know what to trust and what to turn your cheek at. Luckily for you, Snow has covered all the bases to bring their customers real, safe, incredible whitening results that will make you only wish you started sooner.

Contributed by Lily Prince

STEM Education Graduate-scholars to Convene for Education Transformation Talks


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The 5th National Research Conference in Science and Mathematics Education will take place at the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City on February 28 – March 1, 2019.

This is an annual gathering of science and mathematics teachers and would-be teachers who are recipients of the scholarship under the Capacity Building Program in Science and Mathematics Education (CBPSME) of the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

With the theme “STEM Towards Education 4.0”, the Conference aims to highlight the STEM education – stepping it up and aligning it towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

STEM experts from Singapore: Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin, an AUN Quality Assurance Expert; Dr. Imelda S. Caleon, Senior Research Scientist from Nanyang Technological University; and Dr. Ian June L. Graces, Associate Professor from the Ateneo de Manila University will grace the event as plenary speakers on special topics.

There will also be poster and oral presentations featuring the scholars’ research outputs. About 350 scholars and their mentors from universities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are expected to attend the event.

Through this Conference, the DOST-SEI provides a venue for the scholars, scholar-graduates and thesis/dissertation grantees from various consortium-universities to meet each other and share the outputs of their theses and dissertations. This will also be an opportunity for the graduate scholars, their advisers, and science and mathematics educators to establish linkages for potential collaborative undertakings.

The implementation of the CBPSME is in cooperation with the National Consortium in Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (NCGSME), which administers PhD and MS scholarships in science and mathematics education. It is composed of the following member-universities: Ateneo De Manila University; Bicol University; Central Luzon State University; De La Salle University; Mariano Marcos State University; Mindanao State University-Marawi; Philippine Normal University; UP College of Education, UP Open University; University of San Carlos; Western Mindanao State University; West Visayas State University; and its four new member-universities: Cebu Normal University; Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology; Leyte Normal University; and Saint Mary’s University.

5 Free Educational Resources You Don't Want To Miss


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Cost barriers shouldn’t prevent the children or students in your life from excelling and receiving the educational opportunities they deserve.

Many children struggle without access to supplemental learning opportunities like tutoring, educational software or more personal attention from working parents in terms of help with schoolwork.

Every child should have access to extra help and resources when they need it, and here are some ways they can find that help with no extra cost.



Free E-Books

Keeping up with reading can be pricey and cumbersome when having to buy or rent books. The library can fix the costly aspect and e-books can fix the cumbersome aspect, but free e-books is a solution that can solve both.

Plenty of e-book platforms offer a variety of free options, many of these options including classics that can be beneficial both to overall reading comprehension and to academic achievement.

This resource, courtesy of Open Culture, makes it much easier to figure out which books are available and where you can find them. The list includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry, giving a well-rounded selection to choose from.

Supplemental reading can feel like a chore or an expense, but there is no reason that it shouldn’t be easy to access. Reading is excellent for personal development and educational opportunity, so making sure your child is well-read all the way through graduation is critical.

Educational Apps

Access to phone and computer apps has been one of the most time-saving innovations of the twenty-first century.

It probably comes as no surprise that there are a number of educational apps available for phones, tablets and other devices your child may use.

The nature of an app is that it will seem fun and exciting to your child, so learning won’t feel like a chore or obligation. Resources like tutoring, libraries and extra help from teachers are excellent, but they could seem boring or tiring to your child in a way that games and digital programs do not.

One particularly great app from this list is Duolingo. Duolingo is one of the best free language resources out, teaching foreign languages in a manner that resembles genuine immersion.

There are tests to take before starting a language to determine what level your child or student is currently at, so this can help at any stage in the process of learning a language.

Educational apps can be found in virtually any subject your child may need help in. They can also serve as a way to keep your child’s interest in a subject they already love, helping to foster a positive environment for their passions.

Educational YouTube Channels

Many children are visual or auditory learners, so most students will benefit from educational videos that can easily be found on YouTube.

These channels make their videos with children and learning in mind, breaking down even complex or detailed subjects and making them simpler, easier to understand and often even fun or entertaining.

An example of a well-known YouTube channel found on this list is Crash Course, a channel where brothers John and Hank Green make fun and easy-to-follow videos about a variety of subjects students may be struggling with.

They speak in a manner that is simplified, fun and easy to grasp, making topics that are usually accompanied by dry and serious lectures or documentaries much easier for kids to feel excited about and understand.

With a variety of different YouTubers to choose from, you can find the perfect type of video series for your child or student to help them better understand their lessons.

Free Language Lessons

Language is a critically important subject for any young student. It helps to prepare them for travel, communication with people from different backgrounds and so much more.

That said, foreign languages can be difficult for anyone to learn. It is much easier to pick up, however, if you start children with them early.

Whether your child is already learning a new language in school and could use supplemental help or they are ready to take on a new language independently, there are plenty of free language lessons online for a variety of different languages.

By making sure a child is exposed to new languages early on, it is much easier to prepare them for high school, college and their adult life. Language lessons are an excellent resource for this reason!

Free Coding Websites

Though it isn’t a part of most traditional curriculums, coding is becoming an increasingly more important and relevant skill in the modern age.

Coding is a great way to not only expose your child to a very lucrative ability, but a great way to foster creativity, problem solving, communication and many other useful and common skills as well.

Since coding is not yet offered as a subject in most schools, this is something your child may need to look into outside of the classroom. Some coding classes and programs can be expensive, but there are many inexpensive and even free coding websites and opportunities out there as well.

David Dodge of CodaKid particularly stresses the importance of coding knowledge for any industry that may be in your child’s future:

"Computation is now such as big part of nearly every industry that it is mission critical that every student learns the language of computers as early as elementary school. Even students who don't end up as software developers will need to understand computational thinking and data science in order to function in most jobs in marketing, sales, customer service and operations. We need to do more."

In Summary

We all want to see our children and students thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their socioeconomic status or ability to access to supplemental aid.

Free and flexible resources are perfect for students and parents who may be short on funds or free schedules. By using free e-books, apps, videos, lessons and websites to help your child get ahead, you can leave the stress behind.

For more great information and tips to help your child or student succeed, check out the other useful resources on our website and follow us on Twitter!

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A recent honors graduate of Florida State University with a degree in English, I have always been an avid and passionate writer. I have experience and skill in everything from creative writing to academic writing, with a particular love for poetry. My work has been published numerous times in places like the Tallahassee Democrat and USAToday. I worked as a freelance writer at a local student-run newspaper during college and received promotions to the positions of Arts & Culture Editor and Editor-in-Chief during my years there. Since graduating, I have been doing a great deal of freelance work as I search for a full-time position in PR, journalism, or stable content writing and editing positions.

- Tori Lutz

Ultimate Factors to Consider When Choosing a Gaming Chair


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Tor gaming set up is not yet complete if you do not have a gaming chair. Not only does it heighten your gaming experience but also spares you from health problems in the long run. If you have been using your couch, it is time to ditch it and get yourself an x rocker Bluetooth gaming chair. Considering it is an investment, you cannot afford to go wrong with choosing the ideal gaming seat.

If you make the wrong choice, you will be back at the store trying to find another replacement. You, therefore, need all the help you can get in choosing a gaming chair. The following are things you should consider before exchanging a cheque for a gaming chair.

1. Your budget

You already have it in mind how much you will be willing to spend on a gaming chair. What you need to know is that you have many options to choose from. A budget will go a long way in helping you select a quality gaming chair without having to spend too much. The most important thing is that you should make sure that you get value for your money and not compromise quality.

2. Material

The material of the gaming chair goes hand in hand with the quality. While picking a gaming chair, it is vital that you ensure that it is made of quality material. That does not only cover the upholstery buy everything. Faux leather might not be the best material for upholstery as it tends to wear out quickly. With that, you should consider finding one made of genuine leather.

The frame should also be made of a durable material like iron. When you talk about the bases, you should be considering material that will not damage your floor, in this case, rubber would do.


3. Type of seat

There are various gaming chairs, and they are all meant to suit different gaming needs. For instance, you can have a video rocker that can be used by gamers who love a low profile while gaming. If you do not have too much room at your apartment and you need comfort, a bean bag chair will do. Do you game on PC? Well, the ideal gaming seat will be the racing chair.

If you like flexibility and rocking as you game, the pedestal gaming chair will give you the perfect gaming experience. To heighten your enjoyment while doing racing games, you might want to consider working with a racing stimulator cockpit.

4. Comfort

This should be the reason why you are replacing the couch. You should, therefore, ensure that the gaming chair gives you maximum comfort. Remember that you will sometimes be gaming for long hours, and if you do not have your back and limbs taken care of, you could end up at the doctor’s someday.

Ergonomics should be a requirement for the gaming chair. Ensure that it is well padded, has a headrest and can be able to support you throughout the game. You do not want to interrupt your game by continually standing up to get a stretch.

5. Space available

Some of the gaming chairs can be big. As you pick them, you should consider the space that is available back at home. If you have limited space, you could choose a beanbag gaming chair or a chair that is foldable and can be stored. Measure the dimensions of your room before you leave for the store and compare them with those of the chairs you have the eye for.

6. Compatibility

Today, most of the gaming chairs come with extra features like Bluetooth, a stereo system and so on. Picking a chair that is not compatible with your gaming system will end up being disappointing, and you will have to replace it sooner or later. You do not need to go through the hassle. Ensure that the chair hosts your Xbox and can connect to the other systems that you have.

7. Is the chair customizable?

Do you need a gaming chair that is adjustable? You certainly do it! Well, here is the catch. While testing the chair at the store, you will feel that a particular height for the back and the armrests is comfortable at the moment. What you need to know is that as you proceed with gaming, you will find that they are no longer comfortable.

An adjustable chair is there to take care of your comfort needs. However, you need also to note that these extra features can at times come at an additional cost. What you need to do is to go for the ones that you need to save on cost.

The kind of chair you choose will determine the type of gaming experience you will be having. Use the checklist to ensure that you get the experience that you deserve.

DOST-SEI to Host 2nd Exit Conference for the NCR-based Graduating Scholars



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In an effort to keep scholars who are expected to graduate at the end of AY 2018-2019 in the loop of their scholarship obligation, the Science Education Institute – Department of Science and Technology will again gather hundreds of NCR-based DOST-SEI scholars for a whole-day exit conference.

Now on its second year of implementation, the 2019 Exit Conference for DOST-SEI NCR Scholars will be held on February 18, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. It aims to re-orient the scholars on the terms and conditions of the Scholarship Agreement specifically on service obligation, and provide them with information about the DOST-SEI graduate scholarship programs and job-related concerns that can help them start their S&T careers.

Notable guest speakers from both government and private sectors, and successful graduate scholars will also be gracing the event to give talks on relevant topics. Similar conference is being held for scholars enrolled in colleges and universities in the regions.

Seafaring Industry not Only for Men, but Also for Women – MARINA



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The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has reiterated its full support and commitment to uphold gender and development (GAD) in the maritime industry.

At the recently concluded seminar-workshop on GAD, the MARINA GAD focal persons across the country reviewed its efforts to make its GAD-related initiatives more gender responsive and agreed measures to progress its work on this aspect.

The seminar-workshop served as an avenue to enhance the understanding of GAD concepts and introduce the concept of gender analysis as an essential component and tool for gender mainstreaming in its relevant programs and policies for the maritime industry.

The MARINA gives women the rights and privileges as men and shows the world that women have a place and even excel in the seafaring industry. As a matter of fact, the MARINA recorded 73,027 women seafarers or almost 10% of approximately 1 million Filipino seafarers issued with Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) as of December 2018.

Hence, the Agency continues to showcase that women are at par with men in terms of working in the industry – showing an equitable and sustainable development with shared decision-making and responsibility by establishing its ‘GAD corners’ and implementing GAD initiatives in all of its regional offices.

Moreover, the MARINA, through its local chapter for Women in Maritime, has been campaigning for women to develop careers at sea and is actively involved in the promotion of equal rights for women in the maritime industry.

With the implementation of the 10-year maritime industry development plan (MIDP), the MARINA assured to mainstream GAD in its relevant programs, down to specific activities and policies, rules and regulations.

This year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) BANNERS the theme “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" for the 2019 World Maritime Day in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

The IMO has significantly progressed its work on fostering an environment where women are identified and selected for career development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports, and maritime training institutes, and to encourage more conversation for gender equality in the maritime space.

In line with these objectives, the IMO will conduct Women in Maritime Associations (WIMA) Asia conference in March 2019 which will be participated in by the Philippines through the MARINA. The proposed theme of the conference is "Empowering Women in Maritime: Charting the Course of Leaders in Asia through SDGs". The Philippines has been elected as a member of the WIMA Asia Governing Council and shall also serve as the Secretariat.

Finally, the 3rd International Conference in Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, in commemoration of the 30 years of IMO's Women in Maritime programme, will be held in Malmo, Sweden on April 2019.

PHLPost Launches Pada-LOVE Project to Celebrate Valentine Season 2019


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In celebration of the Valentine season, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) Mega Manila Area launches the “Pada-LOVE! Magpadala, Kiligin, Ma-inlove”, a project not just for Filipino lovers but also to promote its Domestic Express Mail Service (DEMS) which will run until February 15.

The project caters same-day/next-day delivery of flowers, chocolates, cakes, stuffed toys, cards, and other gift items along with the services of Singing Kartero to their love ones during the week-long celebration of Valentine’s Day.



PHLPost also offers the “Singing Kartero package” worth P2, 500, which includes a bouquet of flowers, a greeting card, and two (2) songs from the singing mailman.

The services will be available in 16 participating NCR post offices which includes Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Parañaque, Marikina, and Caloocan Central Post Offices also Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Taguig, Valenzuela, Novaliches, Caloocan North, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa.

This special Valentine’s Day service is also available in Cebu City {Area 5}, Cagayan De Oro City (Area 8) and San Pablo City (Area 4).

Manila Central Post Office will serve as the central hub for swapping of parcels/gift items for delivery. The cut-off time for same-day delivery is until 10am only while for the next-day delivery is from 10am onwards.

The public shall be advised to pre-book their orders for delivery via online at:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697784170323638/, or may call their Mobile No. 0927-7790251 or 527-01-35.



Meanwhile, along with the celebration of Valentine’s Day, PHLPost earlier launched the 2019 King and Queen of Hearts special stamps which are now available at the StampShop, Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio

SNAILWHITE Bags Four Awards at The 2018 BeautyMNL Best of Beauty Awards




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Only three months after its introduction to the Philippine market, beauty brand SNAILWHITE has taken the Philippines by storm, bagging four awards at the coveted BeautyMNL Awards 2018. A skincare brand that believes in unlocking the beauty in Filipinas using the power of Snail Potion, SNAILWHITE products are packed with a tri-benefit formula that helps to brighten, restore, and lock in moisture for healthy and beautiful skin.

Among the amazing products included in the list of winners is SNAILWHITE CC Sunscreen (PHP995 for 50ml), which was dubbed one of the Best Beauty Products of 2018. Packed with the intensive nourishment of Snail Potion and Alps Edelweiss flower extract, this ultra-lightweight and oil-free CC cream sunscreen boosts the skin’s natural radiance for a photo-ready look.

Meanwhile, SNAILWHITE Whipp Soap (PHP295 for 100g) was hailed as one of the Beauty Products One Should Try in 2018. This moisturizing bar soap deeply cleanses and nourishes the face. A certified bestseller, this product’s instant glow effect reached viral status. In fact, the overwhelming demand caused several stock-outs in the first few months of its launch.




Also in the list of products that earned recognition is SNAILWHITE Natural White Body Wash (available in 20ml for PHP145 and 500ml for PHP295) which was proclaimed one of the Best Hair & Body Products of 2018. Packed with caviar lime along with Snail Potion, this luxurious body wash helps brighten skin, bring back skin’s healthy radiance, and reveal naturally glowing skin.

Last but not the least, the SNAILWHITE Moisture Facial Cream (PHP995 for 50ml) was included in the revered list of Editor’s Picks of Standout Beauty and Wellness Products. Designed to restore your skin to its glowingly youthful beginnings, this all-in-one facial cream melts perfectly into the skin for a truly lavish moisturizing experience. Dubbed a “wonder cream” by its fans, this cream targets several skin concerns and gives skin that signature SNAILWHITE glow.

Available at BeautyMNL.com and other leading retailers, SNAILWHITE may be a newcomer in the Philippine beauty scene, but it has already proven to be among the holy grails for Filipina beauties. This 2019, don’t miss the chance to try these award-winning products and unlock beauty with SNAILWHITE.

Hundreds Hired on the Spot, Nearly 2,500 Displaced Hanjin Workers Assisted in 2nd BBB Jobs Caravan


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Thousands of applicants got the opportunity to seek their next career, while hundreds were hired on-the-spot during the second Build Build Build = Jobs Jobs Jobs Caravan held at the Subic Gymnasium, Subic Bay Freeport Zone last Saturday, 09 February 2019.

The one-day job caravan was envisioned to accommodate job seekers in the country, especially the displaced workers of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil).

A total of 4,051 applicants attended the job caravan, wherein 2,464 or 60.8% were former HHIC-Phil employees, and the remaining 1,587 or 39.2% came in as walk-in applicants. Based on preliminary results, 186 applicants were hired on-the-spot, 99 of which are from HHIC-Phil.

According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the applicants that were hired on-the-spot yesterday would function in the following positions: welders, electricians, masons, fitters, engineers, drivers, painters, scaffolders, riggers, administrative assistants / clerks, sales, and marketing.

Around 30,000 jobs were available from 106 employers during the event.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said it was President Rodrigo Duterte himself who ordered to hold the job fair in Subic immediately.

"Nang malaman po ng Pangulong Duterte na nagkaproblema po ang Hanjin, nagpa-organize po siya agad ng jobs caravan, at natutuwa naman ako sa nakikita ko dahil marami ang naghahanap ng trabaho, at marami na ang na-hire on-the-spot. Asahan niyo po, walang tigil ang programa ng Pangulong Duterte at ang pangarap niya sa Pilipinas na lahat po ng ating mga kababayan ay magkakaroon ng trabaho,” Secretary Villar said.

Various companies took part in the event, including contractors of the DPWH, Department of Transportation (DOTr), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), DTI-Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (DTI-CIAP), and locators of SBMA and CDC.

"The Jobs Jobs Jobs Caravan complements the Build Build Build Program dahil nakakapagbigay tayo ng trabaho at oportunidad para makiisa ang ating mga kababayan sa paggawa ng mga imprastraktura na naglalayong paunlarin ang ating bansa," DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

The jobs caravan, which forms part of the BBB infrastructure program, was organized by the Build Build Build Inter-Agency Committee, in partnership with the DOLE, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).

The BBB Inter-Agency Committee is composed of the DPWH, Department of Finance (DOF), DOTr, Department of Budget Management (DBM), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the BCDA.

The first Build Build Build = Jobs Jobs Jobs Caravan was held on 12 August 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where 12,000 job vacancies from more than 40 employers were offered.

AFP, PNP and PCG Active Personnel to Get 20% Fare Discount in PUBs


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In recognition of the contribution and sacrifice of the men and women who risk their lives to safeguard our country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), is set to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today, 11 February 2019, granting fare discounts to uniformed personnel.

Personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who are in active duty shall be given a fare discount of twenty percent (20%) in all city and provincial Public Utility Buses (PUBs).

To avail of the fare discount, uniformed personnel from the aforementioned agencies are only required to present a valid ID as proof of active service.

Set to sign the MOA are AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, PCG Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III, and participating bus operators.


The special privilege of PUB fare discounts to uniformed personnel is a directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to honor the men and women in uniform for their exemplary service in preserving the sovereignty, national security, and peace and order of our country.


“In line with the President’s directive, this is our way of giving back to our soldiers, policemen and Coast Guard servicemen who secure our nation and protect the Filipino people. We owe the peace and order and national security of our country to their inspiring service,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.


“We salute the relentless efforts of our uniformed personnel, and the LTFRB is honored to be part of this expression of gratitude,” said LTFRB Chairman Delgra.


The special fare discount for all uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, and PCG shall continue and remain effective indefinitely, which will then be reviewed one year thereafter.

Smart Announces Shortlisted Entries in Nationwide Search for Digital Innovations


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All roads lead to the grand finals as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) announced today the most #FutureReady digital innovations who will vie for the top honors at the 15th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Representatives from the wireless services provider and its parent company PLDT, as well as partners from IdeaSpace and Huawei Philippines judged over a hundred entries submitted by colleges and universities nationwide. These were Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G solutions under Social Innovations, Consumer, Business-to-Business, and Machine-to-Machine categories.

With the theme “#FutureReady: Creative Innovations Beyond Imagination”, the Top 20 entries included bids from Luzon schools such as Asia Pacific College, Batangas State University, Bicol University Polangui Campus, Camarines Sur Polythechnic Colleges, Malayan Colleges Laguna, Mapua University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sto. Tomas Branch, Technological University of the Philippines, National Teachers College, and University of the Cordilleras.

Shortlisted entries from VisMin were from University of Cebu – Banilad, University of San Carlos, University of San Jose – Recoletos, Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Southern Philippines, and University of the Immaculate Conception.

The revolutionary ideas of the Top 20 finalists will be developed into full blown applications at a SWEEP Boot Camp to be held in Metro Manila this March. Final judging and awarding of total cash prizes amounting to over one million pesos will be held in May.

Launched in 2004, the SWEEP Awards is an annual competition that encourages innovation and excellence in wireless applications development among students of tertiary schools.

Short for Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program, SWEEP is an industry-academe linkage program with a network of more than 40 colleges and universities all over the country that offer ECE and IT courses. For 15 years, Smart has partnered with these schools to help them produce industry-ready graduates or technopreneurs by leveraging on its network, infrastructure and technologies.

For more information on SWEEP, visit www.facebook.com/sweepschoolsorwww.facebook.com/smartcommunities.

Enchanted Kingdom’s Valentine’s Treat: Enchanting Dinner in the Sky


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Did you know there’s another reason to celebrate on February 14 aside from Valentine’s Day? Well now you do! February 14 is also known as Ferris Wheel Day!

To celebrate the special day along with the month of love, Enchanted Kingdom gives you Enchanting Dinner in the Sky at the Wheel of Fate! Enjoy your dinner under the night sky with your loved ones.

Avail of the Couple Package (inclusive of 2 Regular Day Passes, meal for 2, a souvenir photo, and 2 premier seats for Enchante) at P2,100 or the Group Package(inclusive of 4 Regular Day Passes, meal good for 4, and a souvenir photo, and 4 premier seats for Enchante) at P4,000! This promo will run on all weekends of February, February 14 and 15, and March 2 and 3, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Pre-book now!

Take this as a sign that it’s time to visit Enchanted Kingdom and enjoy our Wheel of Fate! Our very own Ferris Wheel will take you 130 feet up the sky to bask in the breathtaking view of the Park. If you don’t believe us, experience the magic yourself!

Visit www.enchantedkingdom.ph to know more about our promos and other Valentine’s offerings.

See you at Enchanted Kingdom, where the magic lives forever!

Omnichannel Asia Summit Philippines 2019 by GenieTech set on February 21


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A 2018 Nielsen report estimates that by 2020, the global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) e-commerce platform will reach over US$400 billion and will account for 10 to 20 percent market share.

This means that more people are now purchasing online through omnichannel facilities than in person. The report also states that mobile devices and digital platforms are shaping consumer experiences and transforming brand-to-consumer engagement.

By being available in the palm of the consumers’ hands, businesses assure the consumers that they can help them buy faster without the hassle of going into physical stores, saving time and money. At the same time, businesses which are implementing an omnichannel approach in the customer buying journey can help them make informed purchasing decisions.

To elevate the discussion on this trend and help businesses connect the customer journey, leading solutions provider Genie Technologies Inc. (GenieTech) will hold its first Omnichannel Asia Summit Philippines 2019 entitled “Connecting the Customer Journey” .

The Summit aims to gather businesses and professionals for a day of learning with retail and innovation industry experts sharing their knowledge and expertise in logistics, supply chain, customer service, data-driven insights, and social media for a complete, hassle-free customer experience.


A roster of resource persons from the tech and retail industries such as JDA APAC Vice President for Retail Industry Strategy Patrick Viney, Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu, Facebook Philippines Head of Client Solutions Ash Mandhyan, Shopee’s Head of Business Intelligence Martin Yu, Mober CEO & Founder Dennis Ng and the Chairman of APRINDO (the Indonesian Retail Business Association) Mr. Roy Mandey will grace the event.

The Omnichannel Asia Summit Philippines 2019 will be held at SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information and to book a seat, contact Ex-Link Events at +63 2 633-0153 / 643-3887, SMS +63 920 981 4376 / +63 920 924 2532 or email info@exlinkevents.com / exlinkeventsph@gmail.com.

Wazzup Pilipinas is a media partner for the Omnichannel Asia Summit Philippines 2019.
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