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Saturday, June 8, 2019

My Pope Helps You Feel Forever Young



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My Pope Philippines is guaranteed to put a spring in your step this June with feel-good and youthful features for all ages.

This month’s issue will inspire readers of My Pope Philippines to embrace the joy of growing wiser day by day. Open up a copy and you’ll be in for a real treat with 36 secrets to staying forever young, as well as 16 inspiring stories of young movers and shakers from all over the globe who are initiating change in the world with their advocacies such as Millie Bobbie Brown, the youngest Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF; and Carlos Yulo who bagged a historic bronze medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships- men’s floor final. Take your cue from 20-year-old Janrey Nevado, the summa cum laude son of a security guard, and the formerly at-risk-youth of Messy Bessy on how hard work, perseverance, and big dreams are fool-proof traits for success. Professional photographer Shaira Luna also gives us a fresh perspective on success and creativity.

Of course our Youth issue would not be complete without our exclusive glimpse into Lolo Kiko’s cute antics as a young boy, before he became our most beloved Pope! We also bridge the gap between the older generation and today’s youth by exploring what each one can learn from the other.

Just as My Pope Philippines has always done in the past, our June issue sheds a positive light on some of our most pressing concerns. In our pages, we discuss bullying, and the dynamic between parents and teachers, because our youth and children need all the guidance they can get to flourish into responsible, loving, and successful members of our society.

To cap it all off, we bring you St. Joan of Arc, the famous sword-wielding teenager of medieval France, and her awe-inspiring life story. The young girl who became one of her country’s patron saints continues to stir a sense of bravery in the hearts of young people even after centuries later. And why wouldn’t this be the case? As Pope Francis said, “young people are more than the future of our world. Even now, they are helping to enrich it.”

My Pope Philippines is available in newsstands nationwide. Subscribe to the magazine for your monthly dose of feel-good stories and get a chance to win the My Pope Win a Trip to the Vatican Raffle! For more information visit www.mypope.com.ph, call (+63)917.711.1818, or email subscription@mypope.com.ph.

When Is The Right Time To Introduce Bra To Your Adolescent Girl?



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Moms of small school going girls who are just transforming into their teenage and developing a shape at their breasts often are searching eagerly for the answer to one question. They want to know the right time for their girls to start wearing a bra. Now, this is a tricky question, but with a very scientific explanation, which you must understand to get to the answer. For this, you first need to understand why exactly women need a bra. Then you may get to the factual explanation.

Why is it important to wear a bra?

Women wear a bra to support their breast tissues. The breasts are lumps of fat with some muscle tissues, which are held by a pouch of skin at the place. They are the softest part of the body because there is no bone to protect them or to give them any firm shape. Breasts are full and firm by appearance when they are maintained well with the support of a bra. The fabric in the bra gives a cage or pouch to the breasts to support their weight, and keep the lumps of fat and tissues in a shape throughout while maintaining the elasticity of the skin over them. Therefore, it's imperative that women must start wearing a bra as soon as their breasts start to develop, and should continue wearing one till they are healthy and deem it important to care for their breast shape and body proportion, appearance, and sexuality.

If the breasts do not get that support from a bra, then they are going to lose their elasticity and shape with time. The weight of the fat and tissue in each breast would make it droop downwards, which is a common natural reaction to the earth’s gravitational pull. Over time, an uncared pair of breasts which don’t get their support from well-fitting bra would droop and lose shape. Naturally, due to shapeless drooping breasts, the overall feminine look and appeal would get impacted to an extent. That’s why, to keep breasts firm and shapely, and also the tissues elastic, it’s very important to wear a bra. And the decision to wear the bra at the right age is even more important so that you can start caring for the breasts as they start forming and taking shape.

When a young girl does start developing her breasts

A young girl may start developing her breasts at any age between 8 and 14. Every girl grows at a different pace, and every girl's body is different. That's why some girls mature a little early at around 8, and some mature a little late at around 14. The average age of maturity when the girl starts needing bra support is 1. At around age 11, most girls need bra support. Now how as the guardian or mother, you would determine if this age is the right one depends on your observation and judgment. Here are some important points to look for as you try to understand the developmental phase of the young girl:

Look for signs of breast buds. Breast buds are the early developing breast tissues, which gives a little lumpy appearance to the breasts. The area around the breast looks little lumpy or heavy.

When beast buds develop, then the nipples get prominent. Often they get visible over the shirt or dress. Naturally, they would get visible over the school uniform too, which is a sign that the girl is ready for a bra.

Lumps of fat get deposited at various places in the body to give a little feminine shape. When your young girl gets this kind of little fat deposition along with a little feminine heaviness or curves, then it may be the time.

When the girl gets her periods, then it’s a sure sign of puberty.

All of the signs mentioned above are signs of puberty and secondary sexual characteristics getting prominent in a girl. And this is the right stage for you to introduce a bra to her.

The right time to get a bra for a developing young girl

The right time to get your young girl a bra is when her breasts start to mature and take shape. You must not wait too late to get her breasts mature. This may bring on a big gap in the support system, thereby permanently affecting and partially damaging the developing breasts and her feminine shape. Therefore, the right and ripe time is the initial stage of formation of the breasts. To get her ready, you may initially introduce a teenage bra or preparatory bra. As she accepts the concept and feel, you can get accurate measurements of her developing breasts to get her the right bra size. You may have to start with the smallest bra size, and then with time, you will have to update the size with the continuous periodic measurement and buy bra o the updated sizes.

It is very important to keep in mind that you will have to teach your young girl to learn to check her on bra size, while you also help her measure the right size for her bra. This size must be noted every few months as the breast keeps developing, and the girl never has to wear the wrong sized bra and affect her growing breast tissues the wrong way.

How to prepare her mind to carry her bra?

Some girls mature faster mentally. They like it when their friends at school also wear bras and want to get one for them too. Their way of showing interest to this would be by telling her mom about how their friends have started wearing one. But some girls feel shy about it or may feel embarrassed to wear a bra initially. Hence, you must help the young girl get accustomed to the concept, and explain her the importance of this underwear.

Finally - Choosing the right bra size

It's very important that you choose the right sized bra for your growing young adolescent. The size has a key role in further supporting the development of a firm, healthy breast shape. Too loose or too tight bras have to be strictly avoided by adhering to the right area specific size calculator.

Philippine Inter-Collegiate Debating Championship 2019 - Partnership ProposaPhilippine Inter-Collegiate Debating Championship 2019



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The Philippine Inter-Collegiate Debating Championship (PIDC) is the national Asian Parliamentary debate competition hosted by the University of the Philippines Debate Society (UPDS) in the Philippines. Since its inception of PIDC in 2001, it has consistently been the largest collegiate debate tournament in the country, bringing together over 300+ student-debaters from universities and colleges across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao each year. PIDC is renowned for providing the top-notch tournament experience: the highly-competitive debate rounds, lively social events, and an established brand of efficiency.

Moreover, PIDC provides a platform for the youth to discuss and engage the country’s most pressing issues with prominent figures from different sectors through the Issues Forum, an open forum and panel discussion open to tournament participants and the public. Previous speakers include Senator Franklin Drilon, award-winning journalist Patricia Evangelista, Professor Winnie Monsod and most recently, the 24th Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and Senator Bam Aquino.

Now on its 18th year, UPDS hopes to provide the same unique and quality tournament experience to the PIDC participants as they compete for the prestigious national championship from June 7 to 12 at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus.

PIDC strives to create ripples of collective effort towards a discourse that is alive and powerful. It hopes to put these conversations into effective action—action that moves across the waves of time, culture, and people. This action will set the nation in motion.

This #PIDC2019, we #SetTheMotion.

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Liquid Biopsy Uses Blood Tests to Track and Treat Cancer



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MakatiMed discusses developing its own “homebrew” for monitoring cancer treatment

When a patient has a suspicious lump or shows cancer symptoms, one of the first things a doctor can perform is a tissue biopsy. This procedure collects cells for a closer examination to determine if cancer is indeed present, indicate what type it is, and provide clues on the course the disease is likely to take (prognosis) – which in turn, impacts the treatment the patient will receive.

Though remaining the gold standard in detecting and getting information on cancer, tissue biopsies can be risky, invasive, and painful. The inaccessibility of a tumor, as well as existing health conditions, often prevent some patients from undergoing the procedure. Still, there is no question about the importance of biopsies as these help guide doctors on personalized treatment strategies for their patients.

According to Makati Medical Center’s Jose Maria C. Avila, MD, co-director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CRM), the hospital has, in recent years, began offering liquid biopsy as a complementary procedure for monitoring and treating cancer patients.

“Because of how a tissue biopsy is conducted, repeatedly performing the procedure will be difficult for patients. But we still need to track tumors as they change and develop overtime to allow doctors to gauge a patient’s response to treatment and make necessary adjustments when needed.”

Liquid biopsy essentially uses blood from a patient to collect a sample of cancer cells or parts of DNA. “The procedure is less invasive since we are only drawing blood,” says Dr. Avila. “That’s easier on a patient since we have to perform the procedure a number of times to monitor their progress.”

Another benefit is being able to further personalize treatment. The procedure detects mutations from fragments collected in the blood, and a mutation of a tumor can vary greatly in the kind of treatment it requires.

As Dr. Avila explains, “This is personalized medicine. A tumor will have a mutation that is unique, and there’s a treatment needed for this particular mutation, and this individual cancer. A kind of treatment can work for one patient but not for another, and we want to be able to make the best decisions for each individual patient.”

Currently, MakatiMed utilizes liquid biopsy as a complementary procedure, and not as a replacement to tissue biopsy – at least not yet, as the approach is still evolving. “What we utilize it for right now is on the prognostic side, for monitoring patients’ response to treatment. Although, there are certain circumstances wherein liquid biopsy may be considered an option,” Dr. Avila points out.

These include if the patient cannot undergo tissue biopsy due to the location of the tumor or other factors affecting his or her health condition, or if the situation is critical and tissue biopsy will present complications in procuring samples as quickly as possible.

The CRM has also developed a “homebrew” liquid biopsy for its patients. “Our method detects gene expressions. Gene expressions determine what the cell can do and how it responds to its changing environment. There are a number of gene expressions that correspond to a certain type of cancer,” says Dr. Avila.

He continues, “After a patient is diagnosed with the specific type of cancer and receives the first or second round of treatment, we can use the liquid biopsy to monitor how the patient is responding by looking for these gene expressions. The oncologist can then adjust or change the treatment in order to decrease these expressions.”

As of now, the CRM is offering the liquid biopsy procedure for patients with lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and soon, colon cancer. MakatiMed has also selected the U.S.-based specialty cancer diagnostics company Precipio, Inc. as its provider for the mutation enhancement technology used in liquid biopsies.

“With liquid biopsy as a viable, effective and less invasive monitoring procedure to help address the challenges of tissue biopsies, MakatiMed is able to consistently provide quality healthcare for our patients,” Dr. Avila concludes.

For more information, please contact MakatiMed On-Call at +632.8888 999, email mmc@makatimed.net.ph, or visit www.makatimed.net.ph.

Frontrow International Partners with the UP Fighting Maroons



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The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons continued to get support for their University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 82 campaign as FRONTROW International, a dynamic and rapidly-expanding direct selling company in the health, beauty, and wellness industry in the Philippines became their newest backer. UP alumni Raymond “RS” Francisco, FRONTROW president (seated, right) and Sam Verzosa, FRONTROW CEO (seated, second from right) officially inked the Memorandum of Agreement on Saturday, May 18, with nowheretogobutUP Foundation (NTGBUP), a volunteer group supporting UP’s varsity programs. NTGBUP President and UPMBT Team Manager Atty. Agaton Uvero (seated left), Maroons Head Coach Bo Perasol (seated, second from left), the coaching staff and the UP Fighting Maroons attended the signing ceremony at the Verzosa Residence in Quezon City. 

FDCP Hosts Its First Session of Film Dev’t Lab in Davao



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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) continues its developmental programs for the empowerment of regional cinema with the first-ever Southern Voices Film Lab (SOVOLAB), which aims to advance and develop feature film projects from Mindanaoan filmmakers.

Seven (7) projects in script development from first, second, and third-time filmmakers from Mindanao have been selected for the SOVOLAB, including “Diwalwal” by Jarell Serencio, “Mga Yawa sa Paraiso” by Joe Bacus, “The Widow” by Ryanne Murcia, “Virgins of the River” by Julienne Joy Ilagan, “Cangrejos” by Zurich Chan, “Misery Mountain” by Orvil Bantayan, and “Dancing the Tide” by Xeph Suarez. These projects will undergo the first leg of the Lab from June 7 to 9, 2019 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

The first leg includes international mentors Raymond Phathanavirangoon, the Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC) for producing, and Maggie Lee, the Chief Asia Film Critic for Variety for script development, as well as Bianca Balbuena, an award-winning producer for creative producing, and Mindanaoan filmmaker Sheron Dayoc.




FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño expressed her excitement to meet new regional filmmakers and to help more unique tales from Mindanao come to life on the big screen. “As we celebrate the Sandaan, this is the perfect time to bring a film lab to the regions to let filmmakers from the South express their stories through films. We are looking forward to discovering more fresh voices from the regions through SOVOLAB.”

Through the labs, the selected filmmakers and producers will work with international and local mentors and consultants over the course of eight (8) months to refine their stories and to learn key industry practices to guide the production of their films. During the final session, the participants will be presenting a 7-minute pitch of their project to the jury. Two (2) projects will bring home the SOVOLAB co-production grant worth of One Million Pesos.

PHLPost Opens Stamps Exhibit to Mark Chinatown Museum Grand Launch


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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has mounted an exhibition called “Revive” featuring a section that showcased historical artifacts of the old post office building, chronicling the history of the postal service and Philippine Stamps to coincide with the Grand Launch of the Interactive Chinatown Museum.

Located at the 4th floor, Lucky Chinatown Building A in the famous district of Binondo, Manila, guests and museum enthusiast were treated with a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage, colorful festivities and traditions featuring “Binondo: A History of Connections”.

The Chinatown Museum has sections that the public can walk through famous places, and historical collections which can also be seen through multimedia displays for the public to enjoy and appreciate.

With PHLPost participation, it aims to inspire Filipinos to protect, preserve and promote this nationally important historical archive of stamps and collections providing visual, physical and written records of 251 years of postal heritage in the country.

The Philippine Postal System has a remarkable history. It was first established in Manila in 1767. The first known location of the Manila Post Office was on Escolta, next to the Estero de la Reina near Santa Cruz church.

The Manila Central Post Office Building was built in 1926 as a modern colonial architecture, an example of a perfect neo-classical monument built and designed by Filipino Architect Juan Arellano and Tomas Mapua in the heart of Manila. The structure was rebuilt, guided by its original design, after suffering extensive damage during the World War II.

The historic building has been declared an Important Cultural Property (ICP) and will undergo renovation with the assistance coming from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) next year.

Tick These Checkboxes And Enjoy The Best Possible Cake


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In your special event, what is it that you pay the most attention to? You can feel free to say decoration, location, etc. Very seldom do we hear someone say it’s the cake. This is no laughing matter but every aspect of your event is important and the cake is simply one of them. You cannot afford to alter or collapse the sweetness of the bonding with your loved one. Many might think that cake is mostly about its appearance but the truth remains that the look of it is just a part of the cake but your choice will be right when you have a cake that is a great blend of looks and flavors.

Choose an Ethical Bakery

The person you choose as your baker may not have prepared many cakes and be self-assured with the design. They should be enlisted and insured and hold a certificate of capability for Food Handling. Validate that the work they show you is their work, it is very late on the day to find out that they are not whom they appear to be. Ask around for customer reviews. A dear cake is not certainly better than a less expensive cake.

Buttercream or Fondant?

Let us first understand the difference between them, Italian buttercream is made from Italian meringue with butter lashed through it. It is the most widespread icing used on cupcakes and if you like the pastoral or textured appearance on tiered cakes then this is the icing to use. Trundled fondant is a sugar paste and not marzipan, it tangs a little like marshmallow and gives a flawlessly charming customary finish.

Quantity Matters

When you opt for a Butterscotch Cake online, cake makers come with a special guide that will help you fix the number of servings. One must be guided by this in the final decision for the size of the cake.

Shortlist Your Plan

It’s your special event and it’s always great to be a man with the plan. Shortlist some of the aspects that you would like to see on your cake. It might be decoration pieces or even flavors that might be everyone’s favorite. If you already have a rough plan in your mind then it would help the baker to come up with a better design as well.

Be Open To Experimenting

You’re free to have your favorites in terms of design and flavors but you need to be flexible with your choices and not be too stubborn or adamant. Too much of strength in your choices can lead to discomfort for the baker and designer.

Keep in mind these tips and you will have the best cake at your disposal. Keep in mind that a cake is deemed successful only when it tastes good. Invest your time on garnishing and designs but the flavor remains the last and that is the most important aspect of selecting a cake.

Friday, June 7, 2019

#ShopeeScam Ruins Blackpink Meet And Greet


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#ShopeeScam became the #1 trending topic on Twitter after a number of Filipino Blinks claimed that the online shopping site scammed them into a chance of meeting BLACKPINK during their visit to PH by becoming one of the site’s “top spenders.

Online retailer Shopee apologizes to its users for issues that involved a meetu-and-greet with Korean girl group

ShopeePH is so dumb for giving tickets to the so called influencers/celebrities for marketing purposes when blinks could easily trend anything WW at #1 to give them clout, follow and hype them. But instead they decided to scam filo blinks. Their BIGGEST mistake!

Sue Ramirez, Kristel Fulgar, Sharlene San Pedro, Anne Curtis are the only celebrities who deserve to be invited at the event. The rest like Awra Briguela, AC Bonifacio, etc., are just insensitive freeloaders.

Lazada, Zalora, BeautyMNL and OLX are probably all partying after hearing Shopee's going to hell due to that Blackpink fiasco.

Blink or not Blink, ANY fan doesn't deserve to be taken advantage by insensitive capitalists. No matter what the name is written on your "jersey", we all deserve better. I hope and pray they'd be given justice.

Jennie had a panic attack and y’all fuckers still calling her lazy just because she has motion sickness that she uses medications for (proven) y’all have me SICK. fuck shopee!

ABS-CBN Bandila reporting this last night on national TV, posting the full report on all of their social media accounts, tagging BP’s twitter account and using the hashtag #SHOPEESCAM is one of the best thing they’ve done!

I have always known that blinks are powerful once they were united but I never expect them to be this powerful. Like damn they could drag a whole country down if they wanted to and I am not even exaggerating.

Blinks literally spent hundreds of thousands just to win and see BlackPink but Shopee did them dirty lol You think they will spend that much if they are not really a fan?
I'm not a Blink, but man no one ever deserves how Shopee treated them. They failed on every front of the event & have the gall to push the fans away after all the trouble. My heart goes out to all the Blinks. Hope this gets resolved soon and they get to meet Blackpink on better terms. To all BLINKS who are really affected by the issue, please file a legal case, regardless of the apology. That 1K voucher offer to remedy is laughable.

PH companies should never underestimate KPOP fans. Messing with these fans can bring down a company.  

In Ddudu-ddudu medley... Shopee ay magnanakaw, ah yeah ah yeah! Scammer! Ah yeah ah yeah!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

ASEAN HR Launches the First Ever Successful CEO Summit 2019 in Manila


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The CEO Summit 2019 is a two-day event, that aims to develop principled and innovative leaders as well as to generate ideas that advance management practice in an environment designed to foster extensive peer-to-peer interaction focusing on a 5-point agenda. The CEO Summit is a gathering of entrepreneurs and executives both here and abroad and will discuss topics focused on a 4-point agenda: Leadership Legacy and Strategy, Value Chain, Risk and Crisis, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

The two-day summit was the first ever CEO Summit hosted by Aseanhr.org which its primary goal was to gather world class Executives and successful Entrepreneurs to develop principled, innovative leaders and to generate ideas that advance management practice in an environment designed to foster extensive peer-to-peer interaction focusing on a 5-point agenda provided insights by the dynamic group of speakers and panelists.




The Program started off this morning with an Opening Address by President and CEO of Clean Fuel and Basic Taxi, Hon. Bong Suntay.

Jamie Getgood, the Managing Director of Getgood Consulting, Australia on “Delivering Leadership from a Closure of an Industry”; Nikki Tang, CEO of Dmark and DermAsia on “Positioning from SME to an Enterprise Legacy Corporation”; John Aguilar, the Creator & Host of the Final Pitch of CNN Philippines on “Integrating Singularity Business Principles in Emerging Markets”, and Gregory Kittelson, the Chairman of KMC Solutions on “Integrative Leadership Partnership in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship”, covered the Leadership Legacy. 

The first set of Panelists are Jamie Getgood, Nikki Tang, John Aguilar, Gregory Kittelson and Sriram Jambunathan, the President and General Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Philippines and was moderated by Atty. Anthony Abad, the name partner of Trade Lawyers. Followed by a Feature Resource and Perspective Speaker, Glenn Estrella, the Senior Vice President for Digital Ventures of Globe, speakes of “Leadership Legacy: The Success Story of Digital Acceleration in the Telco Industry”.

Mergers and Acquisitions started with Joseph de Leon, the Strategy Partner of Gravitas Prime, on “Due Diligence: Avoiding M&A Killers (Seller Side)” and Matthew Kolling, Portfolio Manager of LLK Partners speaks of “Strategic StartUp Mergers of Equals, Trade Sale and Special Carve Outs in Mergers and Acquisitions (Buyer Side)” 

The second set of panelists are Richard de Lima, the President & Chief Investment Officer of Leaf Capital Partners; Jonathan Jaranilla, the Co-Founder & Board of Directors of Ledger Atlas; Kieran Martin, Director of Index Asia Philippines, with Matthew Kolling and Joseph de Leon. The whole Panel discussed about the “Deal Dynamics and Packaging your Company for Selling” and was moderated by Cybill Juarez, IM&A, the Vice President of Operations of Golden One Ventures. Followed by a Feature Resource and Perspective speaker, My Holland, the CEO of EQUEST Asia LTD, Australia and Vietnam, on “Organizational Diagnosis: Measuring Fatigue in High Performance Workplace and Introduction to the New AI (Automated Ignorance)”

Amor Maclang, the Founding Director of Geisermaclang Marketing Communications, Inc, was the Welcoming Speaker for the afternoon program and covered the case study on “Risk Issues and Crisis Management at CEO Level”. The third set of panelist are George Royeca, the Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs of Angkas and Edison Tsai, the Executive Director of SeedIn Technology, and was also moderated by Amor Maclang.

Jay Fajardo, the Chief Strategy Officer of Jojo Crowdshipping was the Opening Keynote for the fourth panel, Value Chain and talked about the “Technology Innovations: Future Proofing Legacy Enterprise Companies”. Followed by Judah Hirsch, the Chief Executive Officer of Salarium speaks of “Using Technology to Improve the HR Value Chain”.

CEO of Gaspar Cañeba Franco Advisor, Inc, Joy Cañeba was the welcoming speaker for the next agenda, Government Regulatory, speaks of “Managing Operations for Multi-National Companies with Regional Government Regulatory”. Prior to the next agenda, Andrei Palamariu conducted a question and answer segment regarding the topic of Joy Cañeba. 



The Strategy Agenda was welcomed by Robin Bradshaw, the Philippine’ Country Head of Cathay Pacific, speaks of “Exploring Collaborative Models in Corporate Expansion”, Dannah Majarocon, the Managing Director of Lalamove, on “Pedagogical Approach in Traditional and Innovative Business: Complimentary Upgrade from Traditional Business Models”, followed by Paul Harris, the Chief Executive and Technology Officer of ClinkIT Solutions.

The final set of Panelists and Closing panel for the day discussing “Strategic Milestone Maneuver in Turn Around Management” and Nailing the 5 Point Agenda, were Jamie Getgood, Joseph de Leon, Robin Bradshaw, Paul Harris, Dannah Majarocon, Sreejith Narayanan, Head of Customer Success of Netcore Solutions and Peter Angelo Rodriguez the EVP of Air Taxi.

The Exhibit area was also an attraction, where our partners showcased their Products and Services Like 2GO Logistics, Globe, Globe Labs, Epson, Salarium, Minicooper, Alveo Land, Just Payroll, Avida, SkyBIZ, Bossjob, Perapay, Yellowdot, Savoy and Printers2Go.

Before the day 1 ends, 2 raffle winners were announced. Each winner received 1 overnight stay gift certificate from Anya Resorts namely Kerwin Legarde and Earlvin Paolo Yumang, awarded by Abigail Galgeurra, Director for sales and marketing.

The event resumed on May 30, at 9:30 am (GMT+8) Day 2.


Familiarize oneself with industry cutting-edge expertise on the CEO Summit 2019 Masterclass

The much-anticipated Masterclass comes after the successful Day 1 of the prestigious CEO Summit 2019. Three Industry Experts managed to give significant insights to the attendees of the 2nd day.

The highly regarded masterclass was initiated and spearheaded by Radu Palamariu, APAC Managing Director of Alcott Global, in the morning. With his presentation titled “Leadership in Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity Time. Theory and Application.,” he was able to give superb understanding about VUCA and how to steer one’s business venture.

In the afternoon, Geisermaclang Marketing Communications Inc. Pioneers-slash-Founders, Brad Geiser & Amor Maclang, concluded the event by sharing their cutting-edge expertise to those who attended their lecture and discussion titled “Dangerous Trends in the Practice of Crisis Management.”

CEO Summit 2019 was a hit to all those who attended and is expected to get a follow-up next year! The goal this time is to double the head count because the more the merrier, right?

The Team behind the CEO Summit 2019 would like to thank all the speakers, exhibitors, attendees, and participating companies for blessing the event with their presence – hoping they will also partake in the next CEO Summit. The team would like to extend their gratitude to all and an invitation to future events.

DOST-SEI Invites Grade 12 Students to Apply for S&T Scholarships



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The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program. Grade 12 students in Academic Year 2019-2020 are encouraged to apply and pursue careers in science and technology.

All applicants must be natural-born Filipinos with good moral character and in good health. Application is open to students in the STEM strand but non-STEM students may also apply provided they belong to the top 5% of their graduating class.

Students who belong to families whose socio-economic information meet the cut-off values for certain socio-economic indicators may apply as RA 7687 scholars, while those who belong to families whose socio-economic information are above the cut-off values may apply as Merit scholars. RA 7687 scholarship applicants must also be residents of the municipality for the last four years.

Scholars will receive financial assistance of P40,000 per academic year to cover tuition and other school fees, living allowance of P7,000 per month, book allowance of P10,000 per academic year, transportation allowance for those who will be studying outside their home region (on a reimbursement basis), group accident insurance, and graduation clothing allowance.

To be able to enjoy the scholarship, applicants should pass the 2020 S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Examination and pursue a 4- or 5-year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in any of the priority fields of study at a state university or college or any private higher education institution that is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Center of Excellence or Center of Development or with FAAP Level III accreditation for the BS program that they intend to enroll in.

Students may submit the documentary requirements and accomplished application form to DOST-SEI Science and Technology Scholarship Division (STSD) office at the DOST Compound, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City or any DOST Regional Office or Provincial Science and Technology Center. The deadline for submission of application is on September 6, 2019. Date of nationwide examination is on October 20, 2019.

To download the application form and see the complete list of requirements, priority programs, and study placements, visitwww.sei.dost.gov.ph.

Tips to Choose the Right Weighted Blanket for You


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Weighted blankets are found to be helpful in better managing insomnia, anxiety, stress etc. Some physicians also recommend it in addition to therapeutic methods to better manage health issues related to sleep disorders. In fact, these heavy blankets are found to be a bit costly too compared to regular blankets. However, if you are a bit knowledgeable and careful about purchasing these, one can make it the most cost effective and viable choice. Let's see how.


Why buy a weighted blanket?

As we read above, weighted blankets are now very popular as they help relieve symptoms related to sensory processing disorder, which affects both adults and children alike. There are many kids with developmental delays and adults with sensory perception issues.

Human takes information from our sense and then process it to take real-time living decisions, which is a continuous function we actually don't realize. However, in individuals with sensory processing disorders, the brain doesn't process the information properly, which creates a mental jam, and the sufferer will experience anxiety and stress. This may further lead to learning and behavioural disorders in children and adults.

Some health professionals and occupational therapists suggest that deep touch pressure therapy may help in sensory process disorders. It is proven that weighted blankets can create an impact as of deep touch pressure therapy, which seems to have an effect in treating stress and anxiety symptoms in sensory disorders. Many reputed providers like https://www.calmingblankets.com.au offer a wide range of weighted blankets now.


Choosing the right weight blanked for the best results

To get the right therapeutic effect of a weighted blanket, the first step is to determine the ideal blanket weight for you.

The primary rule is to choose one with 10% of your body weight plus or minus 2 pounds variation. You may find most of the adult weighted blankets are available at weight range of 10, 15, 20, 25 pounds.

Be more careful while choosing kids blankets as the adult weights may not be ideal for children. The kids weighted blankets are available from 5 pounds onwards. You have the option to order a custom designed weighted blankets too to make it rightly proportionate to your kid's weight.


The weight used

While shopping for weighted blankets, you may see that most of the blankets out in the market use either glass beads or plastic poly pellets to add weight. Glass beads are heavier than plastic pellets, but as they are smaller in size, only take up less space in a blanket, so the blanket can be a bit thinner and more comfortable. Plastic blankets may be a bit bulkier, however, they are cheaper compared to glass bead weighted blankets. Nowadays, you may also get blankets with polyester fibre ball, which may add a little more warmth in cooler seasons.


Therapeutic effects

Considering the healthcare benefits of weighted blankets:

It reduced stress and anxiety with deep pressure stimulation.

Deals effectively with insomnia and offer a better quality of sleep.

Effective in patients with nervous system disorders.

Can be ideal for sufferers of RLS (restless leg syndrome)

Good for patients with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Good for those who have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Good for children with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)


There are a collection of studies regarding the benefits of weighted blankets, which makes it obvious for those who are suffering from above-mentioned problems. There are a variety of weighted blankets now available in the market, and it is ideal for you to get expert advice too before buying.

Demand for CBD Cream and Other CBD-Infused Products Continues to Surge


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The popularity of Cannabidiol or
CBD-infused edibles, oils, and vapes continue to surge. It seems there is a huge market interested in the products, though a bit controversial, especially on many countries, the interests continue to increase.

CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Both CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC (one of at least 113 cannabinoids and the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis) have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated.

Diamond CBD is America's most trusted manufacturer of hemp based CBD oils, CBD vape oil, CBD edibles, CBD gummies, CBD creams, and other hemp-based products like crystals, tinctures, and vape liquids. The recent product additions like CBD-infused coffee, bath bombs, and Brain Chill Slushies have helped carve out a distinct position for the brand across the country, and their other customers across the globe. The greater innovation helps sustain the market's excitement and appetite for new premium CBD products.

The company's main focus is to research and develop innovative CBD hemp extracts and to make them accessible worldwide. They seek to maintain the highest quality possible with all of their products, sourcing all of ingredients from only the best places.

With a team of doctors and scientists that are dedicated to produce the finest and purest CBD products while never compromising on quality, be at ease knowing that Diamond CBD contains no psycho-active inducing THC that could be harmful to your well-being.

Their primary goal is to create diverse, high-quality hemp extracts with a broad profile of cannabinoids and other natural molecules found in hemp, while identifying their distinct properties, through their extensive efforts in research and development.

All their products are carefully monitored throughout the production process, and include 100% natural, lab tested, CBD extracts.

Non-GMO organically-grown plants are manually selected with careful precision, then gently harvested and dried under the most optimal conditions. They work with farms from Kentucky, Colorado, and Scandinavia.

Their raw materials are quality tested to ensure that they meet the highest standards. They use third-party independent labs to test products and verify ingredients.

Supercritical Extraction is the most gentle approach to extract high quality CBD, which retains the naturally occurring beneficial molecules in the hemp plant.

CBD products are lab tested to ensure the highest level of quality extraction. Every batch of an extract is lab-tested to ensure a consistent product and to achieve the utmost purity in our products. They carefully supervise the entire process, from growth to manufacturing, and distribution.

Experts estimate the hemp-derived CBD market to hit 22 billion by 2022, as consumers around the world increasingly look to CBD products to help treat chronic pain conditions and as a potential preventative measure for muscle soreness and inflammation. A growing body of research evidence also shows that CBD may offer therapeutic advantages for a whole host of conditions from autism to Alzheimer's.

For more information, please visit the website at www.DiamondCBD.com.

Ang Pagsalubong sa Apatnapu Returns This June


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In celebration of the Philippine Independence Day and kicking off its 12th Theatre Season HABI, Teatro ni Juan’s highly commended original musical ANG PAGSALUBONG SA APATNAPU returns this June on a limited run.

Dubbed as “a musical that breaks free from the limits of its space”, Apatnapu rerun features new cast members and a reworked second act. The musical is a tribute to Marikina’s remarkable contribution to the Philippines’ historical narrative — the arrival of Jewish refugees in the valley as they escape the terrors of Kristallnacht, President Manuel Quezon opening the doors of his own abode to the ‘Manilaners’ and their intercultural nexus with the Marikeños. Together, they are forced to contend with the Japanese Imperial Army.

Featuring the Teatro ni Juan ensemble, Ang Pagsalubong sa Apatnapu is a musical that is worth telling the generations to come. Here is your chance to witness, as what critics laud, “sheer energy and exhilarating raw sweaty dedication of a true community theatre.” 







The production and artistic team includes Jennelle Javier (Production Management), Elvira Lazaro (Stage Management), Clarisse Ilagan (Photography and Art Direction), Mikaela Foronda (Associate Art Direction), Wana Guevara, Ana Rae Tambaoan, & Alliah Micmic (Dramaturgy), Jonpol Ponce & Joseph de Vera (Technical Direction), Edward Monteroso (Set Design), Brian Bruno (Lights Design), Madeline Villamon (Costumes Design), Wana Guevara & Kristine De Leon (Additional Text, Music and Lyrics), Julius Getubig (Musical Direction & Arrangement), Kary Villaflor (Vocal Direction), Michaela Caranza (Original Music), Bianca Trinidad (Choreography), Athena dela Cruz (Assistant Direction), and Mikko Angeles (Direction).

ANG PAGSALUBONG SA APATNAPU runs on June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, July 6-7, and July 13-14 (Saturdays & Sundays, 7pm) at Tahanan ni Juan, 43-A C. Cruz St., Sta. Elena, Marikina City. Tickets are available at PHP150php. Seats are limited. 



For tickets, sponsorships and showbuying inquiries, you may contact Je Trinidad (+63915 495 4438) or Paola Neyra (+63956 132 0995) or email contact.teatronijuan@gmail.com.

*** Tahanan ni Juan is a found space with no air-condition. For directions, see attached image. Tahanan ni Juan is also on Waze, Grab, Angkas and Google Maps.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Exploring the Less Travelled Roads of Indore (Madhya Pradesh, India)


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This world is indeed a beautiful place. There are different places in this world that would offer enough exciting spots and areas to explore; it just depends on your own adventurous spirits and guts to explore the region. In this article, we are going to provide you details of the beautiful city of Indore.


The climate of the city

The city. Indore is located in Central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It comes into the Malwa plateau which gives it a very pleasing climate. If you have travelled different parts of India and of the world and you are accustomed with different kinds of climatic conditions and their adversities, then most of the travelers are going to find the climate of Malwa plateau very standard and acceptable. It would become hot and humid in summer, as per European and American standards, but overall, region has a very pleasing climate and is safe from any unexpected and unfortunate climatic calamities like floods, earthquake, cyclone etc.


How to reach Indore?

Indore is one of the popular cities of Madhya Pradesh and India and it is well connected with road, train and air. Depending on your present location, you can get direct flight to Indore and you can also easily reach it by road or train from different places of India. If you are a foreigner and landing in capital city or any other metro city, then you could get direct flight to Indore. Do remember to book your tickets in advance to avoid any price fluctuation in flight or train tickets.


When to visit Indore?

The temperature in the city can go quite hot and humid in summer that lasts from March to mid June. Winter is quite pleasing and it is recommended that you either visit the city wither in winter or during monsoon. In the later case, you would be able to enjoy the greenery and the natural places that are nearby the city as well. If you are fine with temperature of 40° and plus, then you can simply visit it at any time.


Places to visit

Some of the chief places to look out from Indore is the Khajrana temple, which is one of the Ancient temples, primarily made for Lord Ganesha, who is considered as an auspicious God in the Indian Mythology. The temple has expanded in recent years and has and if you're looking for a single temple, where you can greet and take blessing from most of the popular Indian gods and Goddesses, then this temple is going to be one such spot.

You got to beware of the beggars, that are always going to haunt you, especially, if you are a foreigner. Do not get persuaded by their misery because we are going to get hundreds of them across and around begging for alms at all the time. It would be better to play online roulette in a UK casino than to waste your money on them! So just avoid them and do your own deeds.

If you visit a city in rainy season, there are different interesting place that are within 50 km range from Indore from where you can enjoy the natural beauty. These includes, Pataal Paani, Tincha Fall, Mandu, and many more,

If you are more into spiritualism then you can visit Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain that is around 60 Km away from Indore and Omkareshwar that is within 100 Kms away from the city. Apart from it, if you are looking for meditation, then do you a visit to the Patanjali Vidyapeeth located at Dr. Verma Farm House at Annapurna road. It is one of the best places from where you can get an experience of real yoga and a taste of yogic lifestyle.


The city of Foodies!

If you are a foodie then Indore is the place to be in. You can find different varieties of food including snacks, sweets, beverages and much more. Indore is famous for its Poha Jalebi breakfast. You should taste as much as variety of food as possible as your digestive system permits. Do remember, that Indian food can get spicy at times and therefore if you are not that accustomed with spices, then either avoid it or order less spicy food separately.

You can always enjoy lots of other breakfast like Samosa, Kachori, Khaman, different kinds of sweets and much more. Places to visit to get the taste of Indore’s foodie lifestyle are 56 shop located in Palasia and Sarafa located in the traditional Indore city near Rajwada. Apart from it, you if you like to explore the history of the city, then simply visit Rajwada, which would give you enough insights in to the lifestyle of the Holkars, who mostly dominated Indore.


What else to do?

Apart from it, there are enough places from where you can shop including shopping malls as well as local street side shops. Do you remember to bargain smartly and be street smart because most of the foreigners are soft targets gate of roadside shops. If you like to avoid them, and simply shop at the malls and which have fixed price and an automated billing system which does not leave much scope for bargaining and being spoofed.

Apart from it, do remember to follow all normal safety norms of a Traveler and try to avoid Walking Alone or even with a group to an unknown place. Although, Indore is one of the safest cities of India and is also cleanest one around, yet, you are expected to follow the rules regulations and precautions of a Traveler to avoid any misfortune and minimize any chance of any kind of unfortunate incident to happen.

If you like to get something specific information regarding the hotels, flights, or Railways, then you always use internet and get exact details of the hotels as well as fight and trains timings.

All and all, Indore is nice and clean city which has got all the necessary ingredients that a traveler would look out for. You can find great food, enough places to visit in and around the city and people of Indore are very friendly and jolly and they are always going to help you around as and when needed. If you can visit the city at the right time of the season, then you are most likely to enjoy the essence of the city.

The Best Things to See in Manila


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Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is a compactly colonized harborside city situated on the island of Luzon. It is an amalgamation of old Spanish colonial structural design and modern skyscrapers and is a lively but lesser appreciated city. Plan a trip to Manila and get ready for a new perspective the city is going to give you. The architecture of churches is Baroque inspired and the malls there are known to be the largest in the world which is planned with such great finesse and amazing magnitude which gives the feel of a proper cosmopolitan city.

You can also earn money by playing casinos. There are many casinos in Manila and so you must read a few online casino reviews before choosing the final one.

So while in Manila the best things that you can do are listed below.

1. The San Agustin Museum

San Agustin Museum will give you an understanding of the colonial years of Manila along with the history of how Catholic faith began to start in the Philippines. The museum was formerly known as a church which was destroyed during World War II and was reconstructed in the 1970s which included a library, sacristy, crypt, halls and its former refectory. There is a huge collection of pastoral artworks which consists of wooden sculptures, antique vestments, paintings, altars, etc. Furthermore, you will get to know of many other relevant historical facts such as how Manila was partly demolished in 1945.

2. Chinatown
Chinatown in the first visit, will not give much of a tourist spot feeling because it is a crowded and high traffic area. This place gives a very authentic feel of the Chinese trading existence that has been in the city since the 800s and the town of Binondo developed as an area for the community known as Hokkien Chinese. They were immigrants and along with their successors were oppressed during the Spanish colonial time span. There are many Buddhist temples and eateries which provide genuine Chinese food such as dim sum, etc.

3. Ayala Museum

The Ayala museum situated in Makati is extensively about the Philippines’ art and culture, archaeology, customs, folklore in a huge AC building that was earlier the stock exchange office. The six most highlighted exhibitions that deal with traditional Filipino materials including artworks from the 19th and 20th century’s renowned artists Juan Luna and Fernando Zóbel. In addition to this, you can also get to know of the country’s history at the Diorama Experience with sixty chronologically ordered models placed there.

4. Manila Bay walk

The riverside boulevard of Manila Bay is a must visit locale during the sunset as the lustrous waters were the witness to the Battle of Manila Bay between Spain and the United States Navy in 1898. The battle resulted in America’s significant victory which marked the end of the 300 years old Spanish rule. There are skyscrapers across the street which has many restaurants and bistros and with food vendors and amazing live music street performance.

5. Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago was the military base for the government of Spain, which was built in the year 1571 and the Battle of Manila had damaged few areas which were consequently renovated. The main gate of the architecture has a relief of known Spanish patron saint Santiago Matamoros and below this was the Spanish coat of arms and gives an idea of the independence movement of the Philippines that happened in 1896-1898. Additionally, there is a shrine of José Rizal, the national hero, which is built in his honour and replicates his familial home.

6. Manila Cathedral

The Manila Cathedral was established in the year 1571 and has endured natural calamities, war, fire, etc. and went through a complete renovation few years back. Meanwhile, the striking and impressive architecture in Plaza de Roma is actually the eighth rebuild and not long ago after it was reinstated, Pope Francis gave a mass in 2015. This 20th-century beautiful structure, is in itself a masterpiece, with mirror finished marble flooring, stained glass windows and high vaults in the center and has been designed by well known Filipino artist Galo Ocampo.

7. Rizal Park

The Rizal par is situated in the southern belt of Intramuros which is quite essential to Philippine history. In 1946, it was declared an independent state and the national hero, José Rizal was executed here in 1896 which brought the Philippine Revolution to its climax. The edifice was built in 1913, at the exact spot where he was killed and this was his 17th death anniversary of his which hold his relics and is under surveillance twenty-four into seven by the Marine Corps soldiers. As much as this place is of historical importance, this park is also an uncommon open area in the city and per say, a green island adjacent to some of the most crammed streets in the world.

8. National Museum of Fine Arts


The National Museum of Fine Arts accommodates many beautiful sculptures and paintings of the 19th and 20th century renowned Filipino artists such as Fernando Zóbel, Félix Hidalgo and Juan Luna. They were important artists of the epoch and they represented a movement that put Filipino art on the world art map. The magnum opus was Juan Luna’s the Spoliarium and it also won a gold medal in 1884 at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid and the symbolism was meant for José Rizal.

9. Casa Manila

Intramuros has a museum in it which portrays the colonial way of life whilst the Spanish immigration in the Philippines known as Casa Manila. It was built sometime around the 1980s and is a nice replica of a mid-19th-century residence. The base is made of stone and the upper floor has painted wood which comprises of a passage that opens to a courtyard which has a fountain and palms. The interiors have opulently designed living room that makes way to the bedroom and kitchen plus the bathroom and each room has genuine and real objet d'art placed to enhance the beauty of the décor. Moreover, the bathroom has an unusual feature of twin lavatory made out of wood which gives an interesting look.

Elite Laser Hair Removal Services Joins PhilBeauty 2019


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We jad an informative chat with Mortimer "Morty" Florendo Cordero, the owner of Elite Laser Hair Removal Services, which has joined the Philbeauty 2019, an annual international beauty expo showcasing different beauty-related dolutions all over Asia.

Elite Laser Hair Removal Services offers hair removal equipmen and services...and beyond since they also have other beauty-related services and equipment that they boast for being the best yet most affordable in the world! Not exaggerating, but they are flaunting it with pride!

Want to be Hair free and earn in beauty industry?

Visit Elite Laser booth at Philbeauty Expo this June 4-6, 2019 at SMX Vonvention Center, Mall Of Asoa complex, Pasay City to exhibit their hair removal machines from USA FDA Approved.



The most affordable and portable machine starts at Php90,000 cash and with promo of Php5,000 cash monthly installment payment. Of coursr, there are plenty more solutions that you'll want to check out especially if you want to setup a beauty-related business.

Once purchase, the company can provide the necessary demo, and training programs are also available to start the business right away.

Be part of a beauty industry now by purchasing your Hair Removal Machines, plus other equipments at Elite Services.


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Office address 947 EDSA Philam, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

DOE Calls on MERALCO, Other DUs to Expedite CSP Bidding of Stalled PSAs


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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi upheld the recent Supreme Court decision mandating the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) in the public bidding of power supply agreements.

"All affected power industry players must catch up and push under the CSP, those stalled supply agreements for the next 23 years," he said.

It may be recalled that the Supreme Court (SC) decision which maintained that “all Power Supply Agreement (PSA) applications submitted by Distribution Utilities (DUs) to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on or after 30 June 2015 shall comply with the Competitive Selection Process" was welcomed by the DOE.

Sec. Cusi said that the government will ensure the compliance of all affected parties in the energy sector to the SC ruling, with the DOE taking the lead in prodding industry stakeholders to expedite the CSP bidding of stalled power supply PSA applications of Meralco and other distribution utilities.

The Energy Chief has previously emphasized that the High Court’s ruling is a nod to the DOE's "longstanding conviction on the fundamental role of the CSP as a mechanism to ensure transparency and fair competition in the procurement of our power supply. It was designed to protect the consuming public from power rate spikes, pass-on charges, and avert predatory practices."

Lastly, Sec. Cusi reiterated the government’s responsibility to uphold and protect the right of the Filipino people to receive the full benefits of the country’s liberalized electric power industry, as envisioned by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).

He again underscored the wisdom of the EPIRA in providing for the deregulated and demonopolized generation and distribution of power as a means to "yield the delivery of the best services at the least cost to our consumers."

Consultative meetings with the concerned stakeholders are already underway, with the DOE also requiring all Distribution Utilities to submit annual supply demand projections to demonstrate the sufficiency of their supplemental power supply levels in the coming years.

Philippine Robotics National Team Bags Gold Award in Turkey



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The future looks bright for Philippine robotics.

Fresh from a double victory at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League (FLL) World Championship held in USA last April 2019, thePhilippine Robotics National Team bagged another gold medal at the recent FLL European Open International Turkey 2019 last May 22 -26, 2019 in Izmir, Turkey.

The national delegation, represented this time by Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc., came home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research. 82 teams from 41 countries and over 600 students (ages 11-17 years old) participated in the competition.

The theme, “Into Orbit”, challenged students to find solutions to physical and social problems associated with long-duration space flight.










The team won for Project Mu.S.C.A., an innovative, effective and systemized way of helping astronauts solve musculoskeletal problems they face during their stay in orbit. The suit gives a solution to different physical problems such as bone loss and loss of muscle mass in microgravity environment of space. Project Mu.S.C.A is a self-adjusting suit that can monitor the astronauts’ pulse rate, exercise their legs and arms, help them maintain proper posture in space, massage their arms and legs, help attain the right temperature for their body and protect astronauts from radiation.

The Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc. is composed of team members Gwyneth Sabusap, Aaron James Amar, Andrea Luz Guevarra, Daniella De Guzman, Annette Nicole Ambi, Nicole Flores, Shervie Dela Cruz, Gabriel Ortega, Michael Ronnie Estrella, Renz Daren Flaviano, with Assistant Coach RV Mendoza and Coach Romyr Gimeno.

Mylene Abiva, FELTA Multi-Media Inc. President/CEO, led the delegation and was selected as one of the judges during the event. Among the 41 judges, she was the only judge to represent Southeast Asia.

“Human space exploration helps address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe. Space Exploration drives us to explore the unknown, discover new worlds and push the boundaries of our scientific limits. Hopefully, with the victory of the Philippine Robotics National Team, the Philippine government will initiate a Space Education Program for the Filipino Youth,” Ms. Abiva said.

The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), through its Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, congratulated the team and thanked the national organizers for their efforts in helping young Filipinos’ maximize their potential in robotics.

“The Philippine Robotics National Team made the country proud and opened doors for future robotics experts. Robotics will play a crucial role in the country’s transition to Industrial Revolution 4.0. These victories will help us gain traction to push for more youth science programs that would prepare the youth for jobs of the future,” Dr. Biyo said.

Top 5 Attractions In Delhi For Every Traveler


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If you are planning to visit India and are more interested in visiting cities with rich cultural history, Delhi, the country’s capital has to be on top of your list. The stark contrast between Old Delhi with its amazing architectural heritage from Mughal times; and New Delhi with its
modern architectural feats are nothing short of amazing to witness. But concrete wonders aren’t the only thing to enjoy in Delhi, the city has some of the world’s most beautiful gardens as well as many other sights worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. So, get your Bangalore to Delhi flights plan ready to start the memorable journey. If you wish to make your trip to
Delhi worthwhile, keep this article handy because I am about to share with you some of the best attractions the capital city has to offer.

1. Red Fort
The memorable monument stands as a reminder of the powerful Mughal era and a symbol of India’s fight for freedom. Built by Shah Jahan, the fifth ruler of the Mughal empire, to symbolize his shift of Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. The fort has a very rich history and runs a light and sound show each evening highlighting it.n

2. The Jama Masjid/Mosque
Another architectural marvel, the Jama Masjid is counted among the country’s largest mosques. The humongous structure can hold more than 25,000 people in its courtyard. Completed in the late 1650s, the mosque took 12 years to erect. Since it is a religious establishment, you need to be dressed appropriately to enter the premises. However, you need not worry about it as the attires are available on spot.

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3. The Akshardham of Swaminarayan
After sharing two wonders form the Mughal era, it would be only fair to share with you some modern sights as well. Beginning with the Akshardham of Swaminarayan. Dedicated to showcasing the Indian culture, this behemoth temple structure opened its doors to the public in 2005. Enjoying the whole complex thoroughly requires a good amount of your day. However, remember that visitors aren’t allowed to bring cameras or phones inside the temple premises, so prepare accordingly.

4. The Gandhi Smriti
Another spot that does not connect with the Mughal era is the Gandhi Smriti. A museum
dedicated to India’s Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The place is filled with beautiful sculptures, paintings, photos and inscriptions. The room where Gandhi used to live is on display and has been kept in its original condition since his assassination. You can also visit the spot where he was shot as well the ground where Gandhi held congregations daily.
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5. The India Gate
Perhaps one of the most popular sites in Delhi, for locals as well as tourists, the India Gate stands at the center of the New City. A war memorial built in the honor of the Indian soldiers who fought the British during World War I. Surrounded by a very widespread garden, it is the perfect place to hang out and relax during summers. But if you really wish to be amused by the structure and its surroundings, I would suggest you visit it during the late evening hours when it’s light with a warm glow. You will truly be amazed.

Have you been to Delhi? Do you have another favorite spot? Do share with us in the comments
below.

Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil world’s first 5G PC called Project Limitless



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Project Limitless is the years-long collaboration between Lenovo and Qualcomm to develop a new class of 5G connected PCs that are always-on, always-connected3 and engineered for smarter, modern computing experiences. The partnership and new Snapdragon™ 8cx 5G compute platform will open the door to transformative user experiences for both consumers and enterprise.

Demoed at COMPUTEX, this ultra-portable Lenovo laptop is the first-ever with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem, able to connect to a super-fast 5G network. The transition from 3G to 4G LTE has already transformed how people use their smartphones; likewise Lenovo sees huge growth potential of 5G by enabling smarter, modern computing through the promise of faster, always-connected PCs3, and more immersive connectivity and sharing.

“At Lenovo, we don’t innovate for the sake of technology alone. Everything we do is about improving people’s experience,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Business of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “With real 5G in a PC2, it’s all about satisfying users’ need for speed: faster file transfers and streaming in 4K, 8K and even AR/VR; faster and higher quality video chats on-the-go; even faster screen refreshes for mobile gaming. When we say limitless connectivity, we mean it – 5G PC users the world-over will save time, stay productive, or get online entertainment from nearly anywhere, at any time.”

The Snapdragon 8cx, the most extreme Snapdragon ever, supports immersive user experiences and will meet the needs of highly mobile users with multi-gigabit data speeds, long battery life, enterprise applications, and security-rich capabilities–even in thin form factors, including laptops. With Project Limitless, mobile multi-taskers and digital nativeswill enjoy the mobility of a smartphone without a WiFi connection or a hotspot on the familiar productivity features of their PC.



Imagine enabling real-time translation when conversing with others around the world as users converse in English with their Mandarin Chinese-speaking colleagues. Or, film students collaborating online while editing video footage in real-time and then upload the finished film almost instantly. Lenovo’s ultra-portable 5G laptop2 paired with Snapdragon 8cx’s ultra-low latency and extreme performance is engineered to make these, and many other, scenarios possible.

The next generation of always-on PC connectivity is here. Stay tuned as Lenovo and Qualcomm continue to advance the PC industry with Project Limitless to come in early 2020. We’re excited to see what the world can do with smarter technology in the hands of more people.

Monday, June 3, 2019

‘Mula Sa Buwan’ Songwriter William Elvin Returns To Indie Music Roots With New Album to be Released June 25


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Before gaining recognition with the recently produced original musical ‘Mula Sa Buwan’ and touching the hearts and minds of Philippine theater fans in Metro Manila, singer-songwriter William Elvin was selling self-produced CDs to anyone willing to listen.

In fact, his musical talent was first noticed by his theater classmates and mentors through these home-recorded albums in the late 2000s, which gave him the chance to write several Filipino musicals from 2009 to 2016.

“Social media wasn’t as big then as it is today, so we had to rely on friends and families to sell the few copies that we personally handed over to them,” recalls William. 

“Every CD sold, and every positive comment we got felt like hard-earned personal achievements.”





In 2019, coming off of his theater songwriting career in the past decade, William Elvin has returned to the do-it-yourself, free-spirited musical approach in his new album “Sacred/Profane/Mundane”.

“Sacred/ Profane/Mundane” is a collection of original compositions that highlight introspective, emotional and carefully crafted lyricism; dreamy and whimsical melodies;
as well as raw, visceral and intuitive musical arrangements – drawing from various influences such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Filipino alternative pop/rock acts.

Described as “brilliant”, “soulful, propulsively melodic” and “theatrical but authentic” by critics, William Elvin’s unique sound is exemplified by the album’s promotional singles:
the country/folk-inspired “(I Will Be) The Happy, Shiny One (For You), “The Last Lovers on Earth” as well as the haunting ballad “Ang Sabi Nila”, which are now gaining a growing number of listeners on Spotify and Apple Music.

Watch William Elvin perform live, with fellow musicians
Roger Alcantara, Rigil Borromeo, Dana Marquez and
Satur Tiamson, to launch “Sacred/Profane/Mundane”
at the Black Box Theater of the PARC Foundation
(494 Lt. Artiaga, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila, Philippines)
on June 25, 2019. Tuesday, at 7 PM.

Tickets are available at Ticket2Me.net.

Listen to William Elvin’s music and get more updates
and information by visiting his official homepage at www.williamelvin.com.
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