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Friday, June 14, 2019

PLDT Joins Pro-Poor Digital Alliance


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On its 11th year of partnership, PLDT and Go Negosyo will now work on building a nation of digital entrepreneurs who will have access to a wider market through stronger connectivity as PLDT joins the Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance, an initiative of Go Negosyo together with different digital platforms which will help promote digitalization of micro and small entrepreneurs.


Last June 10, 2019, Go Negosyo reinforces its long-time partnership with PLDT, one of the staunch supporters in the entrepreneurship advocacy. Since 2008, PLDT and Go Negosyo have been providing mentorship, entrepreneurship programs, and business solutions for micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs.


Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion shares, “Go Negosyo is fortunate to have PLDT as one of our greatest supporters in the entrepreneurship advocacy. Ever since our early years, we have partnered with PLDT in providing our micro and small entrepreneurs mentorship, and now in this digital age, PLDT equips our MSMEs with better connectivity and business solutions that will enable them to reach wider market. We encourage all MSMEs to maximize digitalization which democratizes the ecosystem for all products and services, making it more inclusive for everyone.”



PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny Pangilinan also express support to the alliance and this partnership that will create a more inclusive digital environment for micro and small entrepreneurs.

Also during the same engagement, Concepcion and Pangilinan met with the members of the Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance and business organizations. This opened up a discussion on how to empower more entrepreneurs in the digital space. PLDT ensures to support initiatives of Go Negosyo in helping MSMEs adapt to the transformation in the digital space.

This meeting is part of a series of meetings of the digital alliance in order to create programs for MSMEs.

The Complete Guide To Purchasing Rental Car Insurance


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Car rental agency is also known as car hire or hire car agency. They are agencies that allow individuals or corporate bodies to rent automobiles for a short while, usually a few hours, days or even weeks. Basically, they render assistance to people that do not have a vehicle, or for whatever reason have a need for a car to carry out an assignment. Car insurance, on the other hand, is a platform that offers financial protection on the event bodily injuries or physical damages caused by a traffic accident, alongside other financial responsibilities that may result from such collision.

In a case where you do not have your own personal auto insurance policy, you may need to opt or apply for rental car insurance. When dealing with a car rental insurance process there is a need for you to carry out proper research to avoid car hire excess insurance. Rental insurance claim covers events like:

Bodily injury
Smoke damage
Fire and lighting
Explosion
Theft
Damage caused by electrical appliances
Weight from falling objects
Damage caused by other vehicles
Wild windstorm damage etc.

A number of insurance policies have a reasonable level of liability coverage; therefore you tend to get a level of refunds in an event of getting sued for damages on the vehicle or bodily injury. They also make payments for the benefactor on legal expenses as well as a court judgment, to the extent to which the insurance policy covers.

Events That Are Not Covered By Rental Insurance Policies

It is very vital that you know that your rental insurance policy may not cover you on a number of events. Some of such uncommon events are an earthquake, flooding, tornadoes, hurricane, and other natural disasters that are quite unavoidable.

Why Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

Rental car insurance can be a little bit costly. However, not having it can be more costly. Here are some reasons why you may need rental car insurance:

Most states compulsorily require that you have a car insurance policy, whether rental or not.

If you, unfortunately, get involved in a car accident, it could totally distort all of your current financial standings.

The rental agency will also want you to have an insurance policy to cover some level of risk on contingency.

Major Coverage Area of a Car Rental Insurance Policy

There are usually four major types of insurance coverage available when a car is being rented:

Loss damage waiver (LDW): this is also popularly known as collision damage waiver (CDW), which covers the beneficiary from damages that occurs during the period of renting the car. If you are to use your own personal policy, it might not cover up to the full value of the vehicle you have rented. Therefore you may need a loss-damage waiver to remain secured. LDW/CDW covers you a whole lot if your rented car gets stolen, crushed or damaged.

Supplemental liability insurance (SLI): this aspect of the rental insurance policy covers damage on other vehicles, properties, and medical bills while driving a rental car. This can be evaded if your umbrella policy is intact and is not lesser than the rental coverage limit.

Personal accident insurance: PAI makes provision for coverage on medical expenses for you and everyone in the car when there is an accident.

Personal effects coverage (PEC): this is an internal provision that is made to cover items that are stolen or damaged from the rental car. Even when you have active auto insurance, it will not cover for items that are inside the car. Therefore you need an extra rental insurance policy to cover for such incidence.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing Car Rental Insurance
The process of purchasing rental car insurance to protect your rental car might be very tedious and confusing, so you do not what to make silly mistakes. Here are some things to check for while booking for your next exquisite road trip.

Be sure of everything that your rental car insurance covers you for, know the things that are excluded. The major things that are usually excluded from the rental car insurance are damage to wheels, engine, roof, tyre, mirrors, and windows.

Ensure to use a separate standard insurance agency to evade car hire excess insurance.

Certify whether there is Roadside assistance in your policy.

Be ready for a credit card deposit.

Take the company’s contact in case of an emergency.

Check for the authenticity of the insurance company.

StackTrek to Hold Coding eSports Competition this August


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It is without any doubt that majority of our workforce are not euipped with the fitting skills and talent to their chosen careers. A great number fall to call center or BPO employment since it is the primary leading work opportunity, while a few would work overseas to get more financially-motivating opportunities.

It is noble for companies like StackTrek that aims to attract employers towards our country by either giving potentially promising coders or developers the proper skills to enhance their capabilities competitive enough to the global standards through their StackEd and StackLab. StackED is providing tech platform for education, bias-free skills assessment, and talent improvement to universities and schools. StackLab is providing a space for the best tech talent to be hired by global tech companies.

and to look for already capables through their StackLeague. StackLeague is the first, free, and largest coding Esports competition to be held on August 3-4, 2019 at the StackLeague Arena Tektite (former Philippine Stock Exchange, Trading Floor in Ortigas).  It aims to create and provide equal opportunities for developers to showcase their skills.

With the objective of changing the education to employment landscape, StackTrek aims to transform a nation’s education and economic future. True enough, I believe in this principle since making the people more capable would attract more employers to look into the Philippines, not only Metro Manila, but even looking into the workforce based in the provinces that benefitted from the learning opportunities given by StackTrek.

The analytics than can be derived could help employers identify their needs. It would be a valuable tool to address employment requirements that would greatly benefit companies.

To learn more, please watch the videos of our interview and discussion during the presentation and Q&A at the media launch held a few days ago at the Trader's Lounge at Tektite Building

Florian Groebel, General Manager, and Nigel Villanueva, League Director,  John Gonzales, Business Development Officer, and Bill Yuen, CEO and Founder of StackTrek, all provided significant information to us during the event.

Similar to what they did in Iloilo, StackTrek will soon hold a Coding eSports competition on August 3 & 4 at the former Trading Hall of Tektite, and hopefully to create an equally successful output.





Below are the official press releases from the media launch:

StackTrek: Bringing Equality in Programming Education and Employment

The Philippines is the world’s number two IT outsourcing destination, yet a majority of programming students are not “hireable” in tech jobs. Serial entrepreneur Billy Yuen saw this gap and formulated a solution: a way to bring equal opportunities in tech education and employment, and a bridge for Filipinos from poverty to middle-class jobs.

StackTrek is a venture-backed global people analytics company, with offices in Hong Kong and APAC headquarters in the Philippines. The company boasts of deep expertise and propriety technologies in assessing, analyzing, and improving programmer capability – enabling the Filipino graduate to be competitive in the 4th industrial revolution.

StackTrek has an ambitious agenda: that every student should graduate armed with career-ready IT knowledge. After all, no other subject can open doors in the 21st century like programming.The company has plans touching on tech education, economic development, equality, and inclusiveness. Currently, StackTrek is working with the government to bring universal programming education to the entire nation.

StackTrek, a People Analytics Company, is umbrella to three brands:

StackED is providing tech platform for education, bias-free skills assessment, and talent improvement to universities and schools.

StackLab is providing a space for the best tech talent to be hired by global tech companies.

Putting employment at its center by bringing these companies to the employees.

StackLeague is the first, free, and largest coding Esports competition to be held on August 3-4, 2019 at the StackLeague Arena Tektite (former Philippine Stock Exchange, Trading Floor in Ortigas).  It aims to create and provide equal opportunities for developers to showcase their skills. In this competition, there is no such thing as race, gender and social background – only developers.  StackLeague is pure skills. No Gender. No Race. Only Talent.  Interested parties may check out stackleague.com. StackLeague is also open to partners and sponsors. For more details email growth@stacktrek.com.


A Business with A Purpose
According to StackTrek CEO and Founder Billy Yuen, “StackTrek is not a non-profit. We are simply a business, but with a sense of purpose. We are doing something really, really important — something deep, transformative, which requires a broad worldview and an open mind to understand the true impact that we are bringing upon the world.”

By changing the education to employment landscape StackTrek will transform a nation’s education and economic future.

For more information about StackTrek, visit https://stacktrek.com.

StackLeague: The Biggest Coding eSport Event Happening in August 2019

StackLeague: Code. Compete. Connect will be the first, free and largest Esports coding event from August 3-4 at the StackLeague Arena Tektite (former Philippine Stock Exchange, Trading Floor in Ortigas)

Code
We care about how great you are at coding and we want to provide equal opportunities to get recognized by global tech companies. There’s no race, no gender, no social background - only developers.


Compete
StackLeague is a coding competition where you can showcase your skills against other coders. Databases and web technologies may change, frameworks may change, game engines may change, methodologies and tooling may change, but coding fundamentals, and logical thinking skills, and debugging techniques have remained constant.


Connect
StackLeague’s purpose is to connect coders not only with like-minded individuals but with global tech companies as well.

Interested parties may check out stackleague.com. StackLeague is also open to partners and sponsors. For more details email growth@stacktrek.com.


StackLeague is a project of StackTrek, a venture-backed global people analytics company, with offices in Hong Kong and APAC headquarters in the Philippines. The company boasts of deep expertise and propriety technologies in assessing, analyzing, and improving programmer capability – enabling the Filipino graduate to be competitive in the 4thindustrial revolution.

By changing the education to employment landscape StackTrek will transform a nation’s education and economic future.
For more information about StackTrek, visit https://stacktrek.com.



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Consumer Group to Seek Legal Action Against NEA



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The National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc. (Nasecore) has threatened legal action against the National Electrification Administration (NEA) if it fails to act on complaints against four officials of government owned electric cooperatives for allegedly using government funds and resources for campaigning as party list nominees in the last elections.

Nasecore is the group that took Manila Electric Company to the Supreme Court for overcharging consumers by including its income tax payments in the bill and won, with the SC ordering it to refund P30 billion to consumers.

“In the event that NEA fails or refuses to take remedial action on the matter and fails to formally notify us of its said action…we shall be compelled to take all legal remedies to protect member-consumer-owner interests,” Nasecore executive director Rafael Antonio Acebedo said in a letter to NEA on May 29.

According to Nasecore, the NEA has supervisory powers over electric cooperatives and that its function includes ensuring the economic and financial viability and operation of all electric cooperatives.

Acebedo asked the NEA for copies of the resignation letters of Atty. Danny Pondevilla of Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, Sergio Dagooc of Siargao Electric Cooperative, ENgr. Godofredo Guya of Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative, and Adriano Ebcas of Camiguin Electric Cooperative who all ran as representatives of partylist groups such as Philreca, APEC, Recoboda, and Ako Padayan last election.

Aside from the resignation letters, Nasecore also requested for copies of the board resolutions that would have accepted the resignations and the confirmation of the NEA of the resignations.

“We are making this request to ensure that their employment as general managers have ceased thereby stopping their entitlement to their monthly salaries and allowances and the possible use of cooperative funds and resources in their campaign efforts,” Acebedo said.

Even if the four did not tender resignation letters, they should have been considered resigned from their posts the moment they accepted the nomination as party-list representatives and should no longer have been entitled to “emoluments or privileges pertaining to such position,” Nasecore said.

Nasecore had earlier put NEA to task for allowing electric cooperatives donate funds for the campaigns of some partylist groups.

5 Easy Steps to ALWAYS Finding Cheap Flights



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Since the price of the tickets is one of the huge aspects that contributes a lot when it comes to planning the budget for a trip, it’s essential for you to find some interesting deals that will help you to reduce the price of the airfare.

After all, the price of the flight tickets is too expensive nowadays which mostly cancels your plan at the last time or forces you to choose any other transportation methods such as trains, buses, etc.

As per reports are concerned in 2019, there are about 39.4 millions of flights that have been successfully performed by the aviation industry. These flights are expected to carry more than 4.6 billion passengers in 2019.

If you are following the current trend, then you might have noticed that every day, lots of deals get released into the market by various airline service providers as part of promotional strategies.

Though it is a promotional strategy for all the airline service providers; however, you can end up saving a lot of money if you are opting for these deals while you are booking the tickets to your preferred destination. Cheap fares are just out there; what you need to do is to hunt them down and use them for your benefit.

If you want to book tickets to your favourite destinations and are searching for some exciting deals, we will help you in mastering the technique and assist you in making you learn some interesting hacks to lower your flight fares.

Steps to follow:

Here are the five easy steps you need to follow if you want to book flight tickets at affordable prices:

Step 1 - Be flexible

Prices of the airline tickets vary hugely on the time and day that you are looking to travel.

For example, if you are choosing a holiday to travel, then the price of the tickets will definitely be higher than you expect it to be.

If you are looking to travel in the Christmas holidays, New Year’s Day, or any other holiday, then the prices of the tickets will be much higher than the usual weekdays or weekends.

If you want to book the tickets when most of the people also want to fly, then definitely you will have to pay more amount of money to book the flight tickets.

You can try to travel in the weekdays before the holidays begin or after the holiday ends.

Being flexible with the dates is an essential task for you if you want to book the flight tickets at cheaper rates.

Similarly, keeping the time factor in mind is also essential for you. Try to avoid peak
business hours when everyone will be booking the tickets.

Step 2 - Look for Alternate Airports
Not only being flexible with the dates and time will help you in finding some cheap flights, but it is also essential to opt for alternate airports that will reduce the cost of the airfare.

For example, if you are choosing Air Canada for travelling to different places, it’s crucial for you to keep in mind that choosing connecting flights of the same airline to the final destination can also help you in saving a considerable amount of time.

You can go through the Air Canada flight information panels to understand how the
connecting flight works and how can you save money if you are choosing connecting
flights to travel to your preferred destination.

Simultaneously, you can go through several third-party websites that provide information about the flights and its travel time.

In some cases, the time of the travel may get extended as you are choosing the
connecting flights to travel; however, you can save a lot of money and use it on your trip.

You can also visit the place where your connecting flight is landing with the money you have saved from booking the expensive flights.

Step 3 - Fly with Free reward points
Not many of us know that you can book flight tickets for free using the reward points your bank offers.

If you do not have any credit cards, then you can opt for one and choose to book the flight tickets using the travel cards.

With the airfares going high every day, banks have come up with some great credit cards and reward points strategy that helps an ordinary person to save a lot of money.
What you need to do is get in touch the banking officials to obtain one credit card in which you can accumulate reward points that will help you in booking the flight tickets for free of cost. Most of the banks offer to join bonuses or travel reward points. Don’t miss out in any choosing the best deals available for you.

You can just register yourself in the airline rewards to earn points whenever you are
booking any tickets. This will get accumulated in your banking and credit card account that you can use it later.

The best benefit of choosing these card services is you can pay the price of the ticket later or in instalments as per your choice.

Step 4 - Choose Budget Airlines
Budget airlines usually offer cheaper tickets that are significantly low when it considered to any other airlines.

Although you will have to make some compromises when it comes to seating
arrangements or services provided by the airlines, you will end up saving a lot of money that you can invest it in your mutual funds or in your travel too.

If you have a strict budget, then it’s just for you to adjust and compromise with the
circumstances arises within your flight journey.

Not that all the budget-friendly airlines offer low-quality services, there are lots of budget airlines that provide fantastic services with excellent hospitality, which is difficult to find in any other counterparts.

Step 5 - Use different search engines to book tickets

All the search engines are nowadays providing great services to the customers. You cannot only see the alternatives of booking cheapest flight tickets, but you can also compare it with the other flight service providers to determine which is the best budget-friendly airline service provider that you can opt for.

Few search engines such as Expedia, Skyscanner, Airfare Watchdog, etc. consistently inflate high airfares as compared to others.

It’s essential for you to understand and find some alternatives to these websites that offer great deals and best prices of booking the tickets.

While booking tickets using these search engines, it’s also important for you to switch to the incognito mode, which doesn’t allow the websites to find cookies and determine your search history.

There are various search engines available on the web that you can opt for rather than
choosing the usual ones that everyone searches for.

You can compare the prices on different websites, including the popular ones. You can also perform valuable research from your end to find the best alternatives of the search engines and choose the best one that offers the best price.

Final Words
These were the five easy steps you need to follow to find the best deals available and
lower the ticket prices while you are booking them online.

If you are travelling on a planned budget, then it’s necessary for you to find the best flights available at cheaper rates and make your journey memorable.

UP ERG Proudly Presents Chill Ikot 2019


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This coming July 6, 2019, the University of the Philippines Engineering Radio Guild brings a retro-summer-themed welcoming event for 2019 EEE freshies, shiftees and transferees of UP Diliman. This includes a campus tour, a series of team building activities, talks, and exhibits.

Chill Ikot 2019 is a welcoming event for incoming freshies, specifically the students under the EEE degree programs. It is also open to EEE shiftees and transferees. It includes a one day tour of UP Diliman where the freshies are exposed to the different places and cultures within the campus. Along with this, there are team building and bonding activities held around stations within the campus, talks from notable speakers, and EEE-related exhibits in the EEEI building itself.

Chill Ikot aims to provide an avenue for the freshies to foster bonds with each other and prepare them for the life that awaits the min UP and EEE through team building activities, tour, and refresher.

CONTACT:

NaomiThereseLegaspi
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chillikot@up-erg.org

FDCP to Honor Veteran Actress and Legend, Anita Linda


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In line with the celebration of Sandaan: the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema and Mother’s Day, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will honor the contributions of veteran actress Anita Linda to the Philippine cinema at the “Sandaan: Dunong ng Isang Ina” event on June 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM at the Cinematheque Centre Manila where she will be given an achievement award for her contributions as an actress and mentor to the film industry. “The Life of Anita Linda: An Exhibit” will also be featured at the Cinematheque highlighting the various stages of her life as an actress, including her notable films and roles, as well as memorabilia from her life and career.

“Anita Linda is truly a legend in the industry, and she has helped mold Philippine cinema through her contributions over the decades. She has been gifting us with her brilliant acting performances and has been serving as a pillar for generations,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño. “Not only her many roles over the years, but also her guidance and mentorship behind the camera have empowered women and have given them the voice that promotes strength, grace, and compassion,” she added.




Anita Linda, or Alice Lake, has made a name for herself in her evolution from a romantic lead in her youth to her portrayals in maternal or elderly roles which received critical acclaim. She also appeared in various Filipino films, including “Presa” by Adolfo Alix, Jr. “Sisa” and “Ang Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo” by Gerardo de Leon, and “Lola” by Brillante Mendoza.

Now 94 years old, Anita Linda is considered the oldest active actress working in the local film industry. Recently, she top-billed “Circa” by Adolf Alix, Jr., which won the White Light Post-Production Award at the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Film Forum (HAF) last March 2019.

In 2017, FDCP named Lily Monteverde “Ina ng Pelikulang Pilipino” for her commitment and impact to the Philippine movie industry throughout the years. Meanwhile, Maria Azucena Vera-Perez Maceda, or widely known as “Manay Ichu,” was honored for her contribution in the film industry at “A Spotlight on Mothers of Philippine Cinema” event held in 2018.




A free screening of the award-winning film “Adela” by Adolfo Alix, Jr. featuring Anita Linda will also be held during the “Sandaan: Dunong ng Isang Ina."

FOR IMMEDIATE FDCP’s Sine Kabataan Offers Exciting Prizes for Youth Filmmakers


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To provide a platform for expressing the youth’s perception on social issues, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will once again hold the Sine Kabataan, a short film competition that showcases the youth’s raw talents in telling stories through films about socially relevant issues that affect the youth.

Now on its third edition, the Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition will be choosing eight (8) entries as Finalists, which will each receive Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000).

The competition is open to all filmmakers of ages 15 to 30 years old. Short films must depict the youth’s perception of health, security and peacebuilding, education, and family values. Deadline for submission of entries is on June 21, 2019.

Finalists will be picked based on their content and choice of subject, story and screenplay, including the high technical standards for cinematography, production design, sound, editing, and other specialized aspects in filmmaking.

Exceptional Sine Kabataan short films will be given the following awards during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 3 Awards Night, namely Best Short Film (P50,000), Jury’s Choice (P30,000), Best Director (P30,000), and Audience Choice (P10,000).

The film directors of the accepted projects will be part of the SineKamp, an exclusive film camp that helps participants learn from experts from the local film industry, as well as the FDCP’s Film Industry Conference featuring international speakers and mentors happening in September 2019.

Selected short films will be paired with PPP3 full feature counterparts and will be screened in all theaters nationwide during the PPP3 in September 2019.

DOE Fast Tracks Inspection of Completed ER No. 1-94 Projects



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The Department of Energy (DOE), through its Electric Power Industry Management Bureau – Rural Electrification Administration and Management Division (EPIMB-REAMD) has successfully inspected 74%, or 53 of the 72 development projects that have been implemented by various Local Government Units (LGUs) hosting generating facilities or power plants funded under the Energy Regulations No. 1-94 (ER No. 1-94) Program. These inspections are in line with DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi’s policy issuances, DC2018-08-0021, which redirects the administration of the ER No. 1-94 Program to LGUs, as well as the first Implementation Advisory Letter on the guidelines for the direct remittance of financial benefits by Generation Companies to their host communities starting CY 2019.

Under the ER No. 1-94 or Benefits to Host Communities Program, pertinent LGUs are entitled to avail of financial benefits for hosting energy resources and/or energy-generating facilities within their territorial jurisdiction.

The Program provides for Generation Companies and/or energy resource developers to set aside PhP 0.01 per kilowatt-hour of their total electricity sales as financial benefits to host communities, which shall be allocated to three types of funds: one-half of one centavo for the Electrification Fund of the concerned Distribution Utilities; one-fourth of one centavo for the Development and Livelihood Fund; and another one-fourth of one centavo for the Reforestation, Watershed Management, Health and/or Environment Enhancement Fund of the host LGUs.

“The Department has been working hard to complete the close-out of ER No. 1-94 projects so that the succeeding financial benefits will benefit the host communities directly,” Sec. Cusi said.

He further added that the direct remittance of financial benefits to host communities would lead to a considerable increase in public sector projects to be realized by host LGUs and their Distribution Utilities, which would redound to the benefit of their respective constituents and customers.

EPIMB-REAMD has been tasked to complete the inspection of the remaining 19 ER No. 1-94 projects within 2019.

Examsnap Guide: Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching Certification and Its Exams



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CCNP R&S is among the five levels of the entire Cisco certification program. Precisely, it is under a professional level. The Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching credential confirms the competence to plan, troubleshoot, implement, and verify wide-area and local-area enterprise networks and to collaborate with the professionals on advanced video, wireless, security, and voice solutions.

CCNP R&S is suitable for those IT professionals who have at least one-year networking experience and want to advance their skills further. These specialists are going to work effectively on complex network solutions independently. Those individuals who achieve this certificate have actually demonstrated that they have the abilities needed in enterprise roles, such as a systems engineer, a support engineer, and a network technician.

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To apply for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching certification, you need to hold the current CCNA Routing and Switching or any Cisco CCIE credential.

How to achieve Cisco CCNP R&S certification?

As it was mentioned, getting the CCNP Routing & Switching credential is the next step after receiving CCNA R&S, which is an associate-level certification. To become CCNP R&S certified, you must take and pass three exams:

300-101 ROUTE

300-135 TSHOOT

300-115 SWITCH

Therefore, it is very important that you take exam preparation seriously and prepare thoroughly for these testsin order to pass them and gain your certification. Examsnapis the best place to start your CCNP R&S certification exam preparation. Here, you will get exam dumps, which have been approved by the certified professionals who have taken and passed these tests with high scores.

Details of CCNP R&S certification exams

You will have to concentrate on three exams. All the CCNP R&S certified professionals have passed them. This is a proof that they have acquired the knowledge to plan, verify, troubleshoot,and implement both small and large enterprise networks and also work successfully in corporation with the specialists on progressive video, security, voice, and wireless solutions.Let us now look at each CCNP R&S certificationexam in more detail.

300-101 ROUTE

As its name suggests, 300-101 ROUTE is an exam that is focused on route technologies. Compared to the other two CCNP R&S certification tests, Cisco 300-101 contains more questions. This is the main reason why most candidates find it a bit challenging to pass this exam at their first attempt. However, the individuals who make use of braindumps from Examsnap are more likely to excel in this test. These exam dumps are compiled by Cisco experts and are verified by certified professionals. You can also answer exam questions from Examsnap to see your level of knowledge before attempting 300-101 ROUTE.

Cisco 300-101 ROUTE contains 45-65 questions that should be answered within 120 minutes. The available languages are English and Japanese.

300-115 SWITCH

The 300-115 SWITCH exam revolves around switching technologies. To pass this test, you must learn how to plan, verify, and configure the implementation of the advanced switching solutions. Be sure to prepare thoroughly. Otherwise, you will not be able to get the passing score. Use different study resources and materials when learning for this exam. Examsnap is one of the leading preparation resources. Take a lot of practice tests to understand how the questions are framed and how to answer them.

Cisco 300-115 SWITCH consists of between 30 and 40 questions, and you must choose English or Japanese to write. There are 120 minutes to complete this exam.

300-135 TSHOOT

The 300-135 TSHOOT exam is dedicated to troubleshooting. To pass this test, you have to know how to plan and carry out daily maintenance or switched and routed networks in a small and large enterprise environment. Passing this certification examalso shows that you can use an ITIL-compliant approach.

Cisco 300-135 TSHOOT include a total of about 15-25 questions. The exam duration is 120 minutes. English and Japanese are available languages for this test.

Recertification

All the Cisco professional-level certifications are valid for only 3 years. Therefore, an IT specialist is required to recertify after every three years. You should visit the official website and find the options of recertification. In general, you must pass one of the exams or to achieve a higher credential.

As this certification requires three tests, you will have to pay for each one. The prices may sometimes vary from country to country or state to state depending on the taxation policies. Check this information before registering.

Preparation for CCNP R&S certification exams

Examsnap offers a wide variety of exam dumps and practice tests for the candidates who have enrolled for the Cisco certification program and are learning for the exams. It is recommended that you take as many practice tests as possible when preparing for your real Cisco exams. That way, you will master the tricks of how the questions are likely to appear in the test.

Exam dumps make it easier for you to be ready for the CCNP R&S certification tests. It is not even necessary to go through specific training. With verified braindumps from Examsnap, you don’t need to read a lot of books. Exam dumps are the best way to feel confident and work on your weak areas.

Career opportunities

The IT professionals with the CCNP Routing and Switching credential can work as support engineers, network engineers, network technicians, or systems engineers. This certification opens many doors for great opportunities.

Conclusion

The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is highly valued globally and it is one of the most desired Cisco professional-level certificates. Enroll for the Cisco certification program today and prove your skills by passing the three exams. You can become a Cisco certified professional!

Solving The Home Health Care Puzzle Successfully



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If you want to solve the health care puzzle of US that is the buzzword now with the changes brought in by the CMS, you will have to consider piecing together all those things that involves non-medical home care.

 You will have to focus on the social and economic determinants as well of health.

 Apart from that you will need to consider the palliative care that is designed to enhance the end-of-life comfort of the members as well.

When you have placed all these pieces together at their designated place in the puzzle, you will have to glue them using communication, culture and data.

There is a continual expansion of the Medicare Advantage program which ideally all the home health care agencies are uniquely positioned to capitalize on. This will play an important role in solving the puzzle.

For this you will need to know the broader aspect of health care integration, the potential hospice MA carve-in as well as the Primary Cares First Initiative that is launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition to that you will need to know several other topics of conversation such as:

 The integration of Kindred at Home

 Rise of the pay-provider model and

 The shift from volume to value-based home health care.

The thing that will really intrigue you is the integration of the payer and the provider around a home and the member.

You will have to do a lot of work to understand how the payer and provider integrate and how they partner. You will also have to be adequately knowledgeable about some of the new payment models such as:

 Bundled payments

 ACOs and

 The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.

All of these factors will align the provider for home health care Philadelphia with the care receiver as well as the outcomes that the providers are trying to produce.

In most of the cases the providers usually take the risk in trying to align the community-pharmacy partnership, population health and the community based efforts. This will help the provider to support the patients between and even prevent doctor visits.

 Another exciting thing about the puzzle is the integration around the home that is where the patients live. This is a very personal place that will have a lot of contextual features of the lives and different aspects of the patients. In fact, it is this setting that will help the home health care provider to create a bigger impact and produce a more holistic improvement in the lives of the patients and people they serve.

 Another very thing about working for a Medicare Advantage plan is that there will be a lot more flexibility regarding how the providers support and engage home health care.

All in all, such a puzzle will not only be fun to solve but will also help you to be more creative, cooperative and comprehensive while all the time you will be able to be around that rules of traditional Medicare. MA and non-medical home care

These days, typically it is more about MA and non-medical home care. As far as MA is concerned it is of course more flexible as it was always in this space. However, the magic lies in trying to reach out to people where they live because you will need to understand the impact and influence of their social, behavioral as well as physical health needs.

The CMS has afforded some of the flexibility with its MA plans along with a few supplemental benefits.

 This provides a huge opportunity to the home health care service providers to be much more proactive than before regarding meeting patients where they live both literally and figuratively.

 This does not only involve meeting them in their homes but also involves meeting them along with the barriers as well as the personal and mental challenges that they face.

 This means they can be isolated, mentally depressed and even have problems with transportation. It could also be that they do not have healthy food to eat.

All these things form the bigger pieces of the puzzle that when fixed will give you a better picture but will place you a broader puzzle.

It is this specific area that you should focus now. This involves how you will pull all those remaining pieces together so that you can help your member in the true and best possible way.


The significant CMS moves

If you look at the historical perspective you will see that fairly recently the CMS has made some moves that suggests that hospice may be carved into Medicare Advantage. The policymakers even were encouraged to test this idea and put it into their policies. This is how the Value-Based Insurance Design or VBID was born and is expected to roll out in 2021.

However, the parameters of these are still not clear but you can expect it will be better and most effective to eventually carve in hospice into MA. As of now there is a forced choice between the two:

 Curative treatment or

 Palliative treatment.

According to type of treatment offered the payment too comes from different sources for that particular treatment. Well, this can result in forced choice delays care which in turn may create a great deal of anxiety for those patients suffering with advanced illness.

However, the idea behind carving hospice into MA is to provide a more seamless transition.

Therefore, theoretically and over time such an approach will stay and prove to be better in the fields of home care, home health, palliative care and hospice.

The main thing is that you do not have to go through the problems of having to change payers.

More importantly, you do not have to change the networks and all other things. In addition to that you are also not forced to make any of these decisions which may eventually make your feel that you are giving up something.

Therefore, CMS is really making an investment internally to create a better home health care system that could be ideally called the enterprise clinical operating model.

Top Four Reasons Why You Should Invest in the Vita Tower


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The long wait is finally over!

It is with great pleasure and utmost excitement that we present to you the very first residential tower in Vertis North, Ayala Land's first grand-scale, mixed-use sustainable master planned city center in the heart of Quezon City, located within the Trinoma Complex.

1. The Ayala Land Brand: The country’s leading and most trusted developer continues its legacy of highly acclaimed and well established communities. Over the years, Ayala Land communities are known for its excellent property management and continuous commitment to enhance their master planning thus making their developments appreciate in value over time. By enhancing the lives of their residents through continuous improvements of their communities, they continue to enrich your hard earned investment.

2. Flagship Development: The Vita marks the entry of affordable Ayala Land developments in Quezon City’s newest prime destination. Being its first development, it is envisioned to be the benchmark of future developments by which other projects will be compared. Ayala Land carries a strong commitment to ensure the delivery of this community will far exceed expectations. For every master planned community that Ayala Land has developed over the years, the first development has always been very special and highly acclaimed. The track record will speak for itself.





3. Location: Vertis North is the city center of Quezon City. Uniquely located and masterfully planned, Vertis North unifies the city’s resources in an engine of dynamic growth. The North Triangle property on which Vertis North stands spans 45 hectares of prime land, inclusive of TriNoma. It is a location of unparalleled strategic importance, bound by EDSA, Agham Road, and North Avenue. Masterplanned by Ayala Land in a joint venture with the National Housing Authority, Vertis North is the nucleus of a uniquely entrepreneurial city.

4. Affordable Value for Money Investment: With the overwhelming demand to create affordable quality developments, Ayala Land has made a strong commitment to deliver communities that offer lighter payment options which makes it possible for a wider market segment to invest in properties. Another Ayala Land Innovation is they made the pricing per square meter of this development as the lowest introductory pricing within the Trinoma Vertis North Development thus making it even a more highly feasible investment that provides a higher margin for value appreciation over time.









Father’s Day Specials at Pan Pacific Manila



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On Father’s Day, treat Dad and the entire family at Pan Pacific Manila. Good food, as the saying goes, is the key to a man’s heart.

With that in mind, our team of culinary experts at Pacific Lounge has come up with a special Grill and Barbeque dinner buffet on Saturday, June 15, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm featuring unlimited serving of aromatic succulent meat, ribs, steak, chicken, and pre-dinner cocktails best complimented with choice of local beer, house wine, standard drinks and impeccable service. Dinner Buffet and Grill is priced at Php 1,200 net per person.

For a truly leisurely celebration, book a room or a suite for the weekend. Take advantage of the hotel’s Date with Dad Room Package from June 1 to 30, 2019. An overnight stay in a Superior Room starts at Php 7,000 net inclusive of buffet breakfast, welcome drink upon arrival, complimentary Internet access, complimentary local calls, use of swimming pool and fitness centre facilities, Sunset Lounge & Bar “Street Grill Combo” paired with pint of beer, and special gift for Dad.



Pacific Lounge is located on the 21st floor, Pan Pacific Manila, M. Adriatico cor. Gen Malvar Sts. Malate. For reservations, please contact (02) 318 0788 or email dining.ppmnl@panpacific.com. Price is subject to change without prior notice.

For more information on Pan Pacific Manila, please visit:
https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-resorts/philippines/manila

FEU Comm major named Veritas Best Male Anchor



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A student from the Far Eastern University Department of Communication won Best Male Anchor as Radio Veritas 846, the nation’s leading faith-based AM station, recognized schools and students’ excellence in radio broadcasting in their youth-oriented weekly program Campus Hour Season 9 last June 1 at Centro Escolar University-Malolos in Bulacan.

Alan Moya bested other bets in the said category as FEU DepComm also got nominations for Best Female Anchor (Roselene Ariola), Best Promotional Material and the Veritas Truth Award.

Campus Hour, which features content solely produced by college students from various schools in Metro Manila and nearby areas, aims to provide communication students the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity and take part in the Catholic radio station’s evangelization program through nationwide broadcast and global outreach through the internet. Every participating school is provided four consecutive episodes per season.

Prof. Karen Panela, who mentored the FEU team, shared that it started in 2010 when Radio Veritas initially partnered with six higher learning institutions to hold the program, which airs every Saturday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at its 846 AM signal and is streamed live at www.veritas846.ph.
“The project is called Veritas Campus Hour. Each school is assigned a month to go on air on the allotted programming schedule. Content must be produced for the youth, by the youth, and at the end of each season, they hold the awarding ceremonies,” Panela explained.









Moya, who is grateful for winning the award, described his initial foray into the program. “It was in a class by Ma’am Panela, a radio production class requiring each group to present a program for an AM station. I got invited by my friends to be the host for their activity. When Ma’am Panela saw my performance, she egged me to audition for FEU Campus Hour Season 9.”

“I auditioned and Ma’am Panela liked what she heard so she made me the male anchor of the program. I co-hosted FEU Campus Hour Season 9 for four Saturdays and it was really a challenge for me to fit it into my sked because I am also a working student,” Moya revealed.

FEU’s core team for the Veritas program is made up of Panela, Moya, Ariola, executive producer Alanis Nicole David, assistant producer Ricka Mae De Castro, line producer Jace Tionko, technical director Harvey Chryz Lim, social media managers Gregory John Jingco and Chanel Santos, documentation staff Jeric Sangcap and production assistant Jam Nicole Aniel.

Established in 1969, Radio Veritas 846 continues to be the leading social communications ministry for truth and evangelization in the country. The station, which is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Manila, received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for playing a key role in mobilizing people power for a peaceful transition in authority in 1986.

Lalamove Partners with Shopee for the 6.6-7.7 Lowest Price Sale



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Lalamove, Asia’s leading on-demand delivery app, is partnering with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, for the 6.6-7.7 Lowest Price Sale happening from June 3 to July 7. 

With the rapid rise of online shopping in the Philippines, Shopee and Lalamove are in the forefront of digital innovation, making it easier for every Filipino to shop and to save time, energy and money, supported by their reliable customer support. With this partnership, Lalamove aims to make on-demand deliveries accessible, giving out discounts for Shopee users to make their deliveries fast and easy.

Dannah Majarocon, the Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines shares that, “We have been partners with Shopee for almost a year now and we want to support their huge promotional movement this June and July. Shopee and Lalamove have the same customer-centric approach when it comes to our users. It’s all about bringing convenience, and making their lives easier, whether in shopping or in delivering items.”

The Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale will run from June 3 to July 7 and will offer users five weeks of exciting promotions including over one million lowest price deals and cashback vouchers up for grabs. Shopee users can also look forward to the daily ₱1 Game, wherein they can win amazing prizes from a wide range of products, including gadgets, make-up, and appliances for only ₱1. There will be up to 90% off on the hottest products from leading local and international brands and also, the return of Shopee Shake.




Visit Lalamove’s page on Shopee at https://lalamove.app.link/e/mnl_Lalamove_Shopee_6.6.

For more information on the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

‘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.

'Oda Sa Wala' to Compete at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival



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Filipino filmmaker Dwein Baltazar’s “Oda sa Wala” joins the diverse selection of outstanding films in competition at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), making it the only competing Filipino film in the prestigious film festival for 2019.

Established in 1946, the KVIFF is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic, the leading film event across Central and Eastern Europe, and one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The KVIFF shares the same category as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo as one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the country’s film agency, champions diversity and gender inclusivity in the film industry. “Having ‘Oda sa Wala’ compete in one of the top-tier film festivals in the world is an important achievement in Philippine cinema. Aside from being the only competing Filipino film in Karlovy Vary this year, this also makes Dwein Baltazar the first Filipino female director who will be competing in an A-list film festival in Europe. As a Filipino and as a woman, her representation in the film industry is something we should celebrate,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño.



On a Facebook post, producer Bianca Balbuena shared the good news and reminisced about talking to KVIFF’s Festival Director Karel Och about “Oda sa Wala.” She said, “Karel messaged me, ‘We are intrigued by the film and can imagine it on the list of candidates for the Main Competition to be discussed in April. But it is simply too early for us to make the decision now.’ So I closed my eyes and jumped the cliff. I said no to the other fests and decided to wait. I knew the blame will be on me if KVIFF ends up not choosing it and we missed our big chances. But I took the risk because I know that Dwein gave her heart and soul to this film and it is quite special and she deserves nothing less.”

Dwein Baltazar makes a repeat appearance in the KVIFF this year. In 2012, her debut feature film “Mamay Umeng” made its run in various major international film festivals, including the KVIFF.

“Oda sa Wala” is set to have its North American premiere and will be competing under the Camera Lucida section of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec happening from July 11 to August 1, 2019.

The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from June 28 to July 6, 2019 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

Tugade Orders 24/7 Construction of Sangley Airport




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Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed for the 24/7 construction of Sangley Airport in Cavite to meet the operational timeline set by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Secretary Tugade ordered the hiring of additional manpower, the implementation of extended working hours, and the infusion of additional equipment starting tomorrow, 13 June 2019.

“Whatever it takes, we need to make sure that the directive of the President is delivered. Hire more manpower to work 24/7. Kailangan matapos ‘yan on or before the timeline set by President Duterte,” the transportation chief stressed.

In compliance with Tugade’s directive for the accelerated construction of the Sangley Airport, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez met with members of “Task Force Sangley” today, 12 June 2019. In attendance were representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the Philippine Air Force (PAF), the ferry system, and the project contractor.

Lopez reported that critical developments in the project are well underway. These include the runway, apron, Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), its power supply, drainage system, and site development.

Lopez further relayed Tugade’s instructions to CAAP to work closely with the DOTr on the civil works so that the support facilities can be immediately incorporated for the airport to commence operations at the soonest time possible. To this end, a synchronization matrix will be submitted as a guide for monitoring.

During the meeting, an ocular inspection was also held at the possible site of the ferry station, wherein the contractor was given two (2) months to construct the port in coordination and compliance with the regulations of Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), CAAP, PAF, and the Philippine Navy.

The contractor has agreed to the submission of a weekly progress report alongside a weekly site visit and inspection by the DOTr for close monitoring of the construction progress.

Bulacan Braces for SINEliksik DocuFest


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The Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Bulacan gears up for the third SINEliksik Bulacan DocuFest, as it continues to highlight the local history of the province.

SINEliksik 2019 aims to relive and retell the stories of Bulakenyo heroes through documentaries, as well as conduct a comprehensive research on their lives and contributions to Philippine history, with the theme “Bayani ng Kanyang Panahon, Inspirasyon natin Ngayon!”

Through this competition, which was launched in 2017, PHACTO hopes to instill the heroism and patriotism of Bulakenyos in the minds of their fellow Filipinos.

Production teams of selected documentary concepts went through a workshop and consultation with the facilitators for comments and suggestions at the audio-visual room of Museo ng Republika ng 1899 at Barasoain Church in Malolos.



Dr. Lars Ubaldo, a historian currently teaching at De La Salle University-Manila, discussed historical research.

Advocacy filmmaker Seymour Sanchez, faculty member of DLS-College of Saint Benilde film department and Far Eastern University Department of Communication, tackled the principles and practices of documentary filmmaking and how to make the important interesting.

Meanwhile, fellow filmmaker and University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design Prof. Richard Legaspi talked about making documentaries more visual.

Deadline of submission of entries is on July 5. PHACTO will shortlist the projects which will make it to the finals. A panel of judges will then screen the finalists to determine the winners.

The Best Documentary Film will get 100,000 pesos. Best Research and Cinematography winners will bring home 30,000 pesos each. Best Screenplay and Special Jury Prize will receive 20,000 pesos each. Special prizes of 5,000 pesos each will go to the Best Poster Design and Trailer.

Non-winning finalists will take home 10,000 pesos each while a consolation prize of 5,000 pesos will be given to other entries which will not be shortlisted.

Participants are asked to sign an agreement allowing PHACTO to use their entries in its different programs. 












The finalists will also be part of the Bulacaniana Collection of the Bulacan Provincial Library and will be distributed to public schools, libraries and offices in the province.  

PHACTO has partnered with the Film Development Council of the PhilippinesNational Historical Commission of the PhilippinesNational Commission for Culture and the Arts and Project Saysay to stage this year’s competition.
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