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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Skincare Tips from Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System



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Our skin is our largest organ that is primarily seen before everything else. We could definitely say that everything else would be at their best if our skin is naturally glowing at its finest and most well-cared for.

But our skin is also the most prone to several kinds of maintenance challenge as the vast area from head to toe is literally a huge responsibility tbat is often neglected or mistreated.

Our skin is also the most sensitive and easily susceptible to adverse conditions and situations many of which are unpredictable due to irregular climate temperatures, unforeseen pests infestations, pollution such as smoke from vehicles or smokers, from toiletries, skin care, facial washes and cosmetics we use on a daily basis, our medicine intakes, and even from the food we eat thus affecting our skin from the insides.

In order to treat our skin right, here are some free advice from Proactiv dermatologist Dr. Laura Savage on how to take care of your skin.

Dr. Savage studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where she also obtained an honours degree in pathology. She trained as a Dermatologist within the Yorkshire Deanery. This included three-and-a-half years of research investigating the use of biological therapy in psoriatic disease culminating in the award
of a PhD degree.


Tip #1 - Cleanse gently and wisely

While deep cleansing sounds desirable to purify oily blemish-prone skin, over-washing and harsh cleansers can do more damage than good – by stripping away the protective barrier, skin is left dry and vulnerable to bacteria. Avoid using soap too – the high pH of soap will dry the skin and
cause a compensatory surge in oil production, leaving skin in a confused state with an undesirable combination of dry and greasy patches.

Choose a cleanser containing helpful anti-inflammatory ingredients such as salicylic
acid to help soothe inflamed pimples, and gently massage over the entire face and neck for at least 60 seconds (to allow any active ingredients to take effect). Avoid cleaners and toners containing harsh alcohol-based astringents and ingredients such as witch hazel, which typically
cause a sting on application and make the skin appear red. Small flaking patches might indicate you’re over cleansing, so ease back and then gradually increase the frequency of use as your skin adjusts and gets used to the product.


Tip #2 - Make salicylic acid your star ingredient

Salicylic acid is one of the most effective breakout-fighting non-prescription ingredients and is a great choice of exfoliant for those with spot-prone and oily skin. Salicylic acid targets pimples by sloughing away dead skin cells that clog pores and lead to breakouts, and also minimizes pore visibility.




Tip #3 - Moisturize!

A common misconception is that moisturizing is bad for oily skin prone to breakouts. It’s true that many creams and lotions contain ingredients that can block pores and make breakouts worse, so
never put a product designed for your body near your face.

Look for products labelled 'non-comedogenic', which is a fancy way of saying they don’t contain ingredients that block pores and lead to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. Hydrating
the skin with an oil-free moisturizer will not only counteract the drying effect of many spot treatments, but also loosen the pore-blocking sebum (skin debris and grease) leading to clearer and healthier skin overall.


Tip #4 - Give it time and be optimistic

Sometimes your skin can take a while to adjust to new products or active ingredients.

Direct your attention away from the guide on the bottle and focus only on your skin. If you experience signs of irritation or over-drying, try reducing the application to every other day (or even less often) for a couple of weeks before gradually increasing back to daily.

Remember that it can take 4-6 weeks for breakouts to diminish, so you need to persevere with a new product for at least this long (and ideally a bit longer) before really deciding whether it is doing
the trick and clearing your skin.


Tip #5 - Keep your hands off!

As tempting and satisfying as it is, squeezing a pimple really is the worst thing you can do so keep your hands off! Pressure on an inflamed pimple will push the contents of the grease gland (oil, bacteria and dead skin cells) into the surrounding healthy skin which causes damage and more inflammation.

Squeezing can lead to a temporary darkening of the skin (so called ‘post-inflammatory pigmentation’) that can take weeks, even months to settle, and scarring, which can be permanent and difficult to treat – not cool. If you really find it difficult to resist squeezing, instead try applying
a warm compress (like a clean face cloth) to the pimple for 5 minutes to reduce any swelling and then apply a for example a` salicylic acid-based product.


Tip #6 - Review your make up choices and clean your brushes

It’s a fact that as breakouts worsen, the more make-up we use to try to conceal the problem. For pimple-prone skin, making the right cosmetic choices and regularly cleaning applicators are essential if future breakouts are to be prevented.

Mineral-based make up products are a good option as they contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and silica that mop up excess oil without blocking pores. Also, switch to a concealer that contains a blemish-fighting ingredient such as salicylic acid to not only reduce the visibility of blemishes but also help reduce the size. And just as would be the case if you didn’t
wash your face each day, make-up brushes accumulate a daily layer of pore-clogging product, dirt and bacteria – your skin’s worst enemy.

Aim to cleanse your brushes at least once a week using baby shampoo or a professional brush cleaner to keep them in tip top condition.


Tip #7 - Review your diet

For many years, the jury was out as to whether there was a link between diet and breakouts – the hard evidence was simply lacking. But over the past decade, many dermatologists now agree that hormones in cow’s milk may stimulate oil production and promote breakouts.

Similarly, foods with a high glycemic index can cause a spike in blood sugars, causing a rise in hormone levels and sending grease glands into an oily overdrive.

Try reducing cow’s milk intake to just 1-2 servings per day (or choose an unsweetened alternative like almond milk), and cut out fatty foods high in omega-6 fatty acids and refined sugars (generally
found in all the foods you know are bad for you!) – even if your skin doesn’t dramatically improve, your waistline will!


Tip #8 – Use a good skincare routine like Proactiv+

Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System has Smart Target technology that delivers acne-fighting formulation directly into the pores. It is formulated to address blemishes help deliver PLUS benefits such as improved visible texture and clarity, brighten and smoothen skin, and diminish the look of dark marks. The 3-step system starts with a Smoothing Exfoliator which removes excess dirt and other impurities. The exfoliator is applied on damp skin and rinsed with warm water after two minutes. The second step is called the Pore Targeting treatment. It stops the acne at the source because it delivers blemish-fighting ingredient directly into the pore. The lotion is applied all over face to allow full absorption. The final process of the Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System hydrates the skin with the Complexion Perfect Hydrator. The moisturizer will reduce redness, help lighten acne marks and help brighten skin.

Try Proactiv+ today!

Dermatologist skin tips: The importance of sticking with a skin routine to get rid of blemishes.

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Stakeholders Gears to Revive the Maritime Industry


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Various stakeholders of the maritime industry converged in the Manila Yacht Club yesterday to discuss about the problems of the dying seafaring industry. Among those concerns is our dwindling deployment of the Filipino seafarers, EMSA assessment, the country’s inclusion in the IMO whitelist and the Ambulance chasers.

During the meeting Mr. Miguel Angel Rocha, CEO of Cf Sharp Crew Management Inc., voices out their issue with ambulance chasers. According to him, some of their principals would like to come back here and rehire our seafarers however their only concern is that they cannot get fair justice from the trials against their seafarers who are filing cases against them with the encroachment of ambulance chasers.

This statement was agreed upon by the Joint Manning Group (JMG) who cited that that is exactly their principals’ dillema as well.

Meanwhile, PAMTCI President Karen Avila also speaks out in behalf of the training centers, their predicament that a lot of substandard training centers are not compliant with the requirements and are offering low-priced training fees cheaper than the actual cost of training. PAMTCI condemns the strictness against large training training centers that only complies with the requirements which is within the standards of the IMO STCW Convention.

She also took as an example the Basic Training (BT) which originally costs 5,500PHP but some training centers are offering it for only 2, 500PHP. She questions how are those training centers were able to do that. It can only be done when certificates are given even if the trainees are not attending the courses.

Also seconding about the compliance issue were the sector of maritime schools, wherein they pointed out the severity of regulation among major schools and yet no action were taken against the small substandard schools. None of those substandard schools were taken down and MARINA is not doing anything about it.

Each stakeholder in the meeting were suffering with the growing mess in the maritime industry, and they are now determined to do something against this troubles.

On the other hand, United Filipino Seafarers (UFS President) Engr. Nelson Ramirez, who also attended the meeting, was also pleased that finally he is no longer alone in fighting for the betterment of the country’s maritime and seafaring industry.

Ramirez pledges full support for the success of this great endeavor.


http://unitedfilipinoseafarers.ph/stakeholders-gears-revive-maritime-industry/

Running a More Efficient Business



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When a business is run efficiently, you’re likely to see results in the area of performance. It is, therefore, in the interest of entrepreneurs to continuously look for ways to improve the way their organization is run. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to running an efficient business, so you can try a combination of learning from other businesses and adopting your own practices. Keep reading to discover how you can run a more efficient business and hopefully, save yourself time as well as money in the process.


Identify What Doesn’t Work

Before you go fixing things in your business, first identify what isn’t working. As the saying goes, there is no need to fix what isn’t broken, so avoid doing that. Examples of inefficiency to look out for are redundant processes, hard to find information, or overly complicated processes. Remember that the goal of efficiency is to make the most of your time and resources.

Other ways to identify inefficiencies are to take baseline measurements across your organization and use them like a roadmap to your inefficiencies.



Recycle

Being efficient isn’t just about what you do within your office. It can also extend to how your practices affect the world around you. Invest in recycling and make it a part of your office culture.

Not only are customers keener on green businesses nowadays, but it could also give you a sense of fullfilment. Having said that, you can recycle things such as office supplies as well as paper cups. Additionally, if you tend to have robust amounts of plastic or cardboard waste, get baling wire from balingwiredirect.com to bundle up the waste and have it recycled.



Get Employee Feedback

Don’t underestimate the role that employees can play in helping you run a more efficient business. Seeing as they’re doing all of the gritty work to keep your business above water, they are in a good position to understand what is working and what’s not. Ask them to give honest feedback regarding where they face the most challenges. Also, ask for suggestions regarding how they think the process could be improved.

In terms of how to get employee feedback, you can use the simple format of surveys. Some employees may feel more comfortable if they have the option of leaving anonymous feedback. It also helps when you listen and apply relevant feedback as that will encourage openness when future feedback is requested.



Outsource

When your employees have more work than they can handle, it could have a negative effect on their output. To improve efficiency, outsource non-core activities and give them to freelancers or contractors. This gives employees the time and energy to focus on tasks that are going to help grow your business. Examples of such activities are human resource management, admin, payroll, and accounting functions. In doing so, you could also end up saving money as you avoid hiring full-time staff that you don’t necessarily need.

Running an efficient business will help you move quicker and also manage what you have. It isn’t something that will be achieved overnight, but with patience and the right approach, you should be well on your way.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moms and Babies Can Now Enjoy Playtime Online and Win More


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Lazada and Pampers Celebrate their Second Super Brand Day on July 26!

The first in-app livestream of #PampersGrandPlayday will showcase baby shower games, toddler playday, and a chance for parents to win up to P100,000 worth of prizes, exciting promos and packages.

Manila, Philippines, July 2019 – More than just tickles and giggles, play time with babies is crucial in unlocking the endless possibilities for their mental and social development. Play is how children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, and is equally critical in building a child’s confidence, and all the fundamental skills they’ll need to grow up happy and healthy!

Parents are a baby’s first playmates so to support them in the critical and fun time of their lives that’s why Pampers, the world’s top selling diaper brand and Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping destination, are teaming up again for their second Super Brand Day. On July 26 both brands will launch the first-ever online #PampersGrandPlayday with exciting deals and promotions parents and babies will surely enjoy.

“We are excited to be rolling out our Pampers Super Brand Day on LazMall for the second year in a row with #PampersGrandPlayday. Lazada is the one reliable platform through which Pampers can connect with our customers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and simultaneously, create limitless opportunities for babies to enjoy the wonderful world of play, taking it offline and now to our virtual screens.” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Philippines Brand Manager.

Play Games and Win Prizes LIVE with Our Celebrity Moms and Dads!
During #PampersGrandPlayday on the Super Brand Day, Pampers will feature 20 moms and 20 babies who will be playing baby games live on the Lazada app at 12nn and 4pm. Half of the winners will get to join the live baby play date games with Andi Manzano and Baby Olivia while the other half will join #ProDad Troy Montero for some baby shower games. All 20 moms and babies chosen will win a play and party package worth Php 15,000!

There are even bigger prizes up for grabs. For moms who weren’t selected to join the in-app livestream, they can still win Php 100,000 of funds to be used for their baby’s future. Just stay tuned to the play events happening via the Lazada Facebook page and app at 6pm.

Catch Huge Deals and Giveaways from Pampers and its partners on Lazada!
The second run of the Lazada and Pampers Super Brand Day is made even more exciting as parents can take home special deals up to 35% off for one day only - time to get those #lesslawlaw diapers and give baby #moregalaw! Parents can also look forward to even more prizes and up to 80% off from other partners such as Fisherprice, Chicco, Bright Starts, Joie, Mega Bloks, Nuna, Thomas & Friends, Aqua Scale, Bonakid, Promil Four, and Promil Gold, exclusively available in the LazMall Pampers flagship store.

July 26 will be a full day of different diaper deals but here is a sneak peek of what to expect between 12 midnight to 2am:
Toy box of Pampers Baby Dry New Born (80pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 324.35 (35% off)

Pampers Baby Dry Small (152pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 715.00 (35% off)
Pampers Baby Dry Extra Extra Large (84pcs) - Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)

Pampers Baby Dry Extra Large (104pcs) - Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
Pampers Baby Dry Large (136pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 825.00 (25% off) 

“Digitally-savvy parents of babies and young children are increasingly researching and seeking out baby-related product purchases online, yet will not compromise on the authenticity of such products. LazMall will continue to provide the highest quality online shopping experience with international mother and baby brands like Pampers, to give all parents peace of mind when shopping for their young children,” shared Emma Chavarot, Chief Business Officer of Lazada Philippines.

Last year, Pampers held its first Super Brand Day on Lazada with #BabyMarathon – a 42-minute virtual marathon with exclusive vouchers, product offers, limited-edition products and offline events.

For more information, check out the Pampers Super Brand Day Page on LazMall here. Visit the following social media pages too for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/PampersPh/, instagram.com/pampersph, https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines and instagram.com/lazadaph.

Reddoorz Makes Traveling Fun, Easy and Oh-So-Affordable


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Reddoorz climbs to the top of travel apps in PH

Current trends in traveling have drastically changed over the years. More and more people are looking for ways to start an adventure without having to shell out a lot of money to visit beaches, tourist spots, and other cultural landmarks, be it in the outskirts of the Philippines or in international territories.

One way to ride the wave of the travel boom is to look for affordable airfare and budget-friendly hotels.

Thankfully, Reddoorz, the hotel management and booking platform, has opened up opportunities for both local travelers and foreign tourists to find and live in comfortable, well-appointed hotels that cost only a fraction of the cost of five-star hotels.




The Reddoorz travel app – downloadable on the Google Play Store and App Store – has helped drive the travel fever, putting booking and access to affordable accommodations all over the Philippines at one’s fingertips. The Reddoorz app has consistently placed among the top 5 travel apps of choice, but climbed to Number 1 as of July 24, 2019.

With the help of the app and avid consumer usage, RedDoorz has enlivened the travel scene, accommodating tourists and travelers in over 150 affordable accommodations in over 10 cities in the Philippines. Reddoorz hotels can be found in the busy streets of Metro Manila, Cebu, and Pampanga to bustling tourist spots like Tagaytay and Davao,. The technology-driven company has caught the attention of travel-hungry people who are always on-the-go, letting them know that there is a best quality affordable hotel available at practically any time of the year, letting them save money as they experience big adventures. No need to postpone travel plans until after the usually big amount allocated for travel has been saved or earned.

It’s a “fly now, pay now” experience with Reddoorz. Lodging costs are so affordable, anyone can travel every time the travel bug bites. Furthermore, travelers will be able to allocate a portion of their money for other things like food, transportation, pasalubongs, and fun activities instead of spending a big chunk of the budget on lodging. The good news is, today’s budget hotels place a premium on comfort and convenience as well.

To make sure that not only tourists benefit, but the whole hotel industry as well, RedDoorz has partnered with smaller hotels and apartelles in various cities and key provinces to perk up the tourist activity in more locations.

So now, if the impulse hits to watch and swim with the whale sharks in Cebu, bask in the beaches of Palawan, see the century-old Spanish churches and houses in Iloilo, grab a bite of the famous Chicken Inasal in Bacolod, embark on a food trip in Pampanga, feel the cold air of the City of Pines or Tagaytay, or simply hang out in Manila, there’s always a range of properties to choose from to turn all that into reality. The Reddoorz App makes all that happen right when it’s wanted in the easiest possible way. Just choose the destination, find the Reddoorz hotel there and start packing.

Now crossing out target destinations from one’s bucket list is easy as pie.

Astronomical Telescopes: Guidelines in Buying


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I agree that it is costly to buy pro-level astronomical scopes like Takahashi, APO, etc. But for the beginners, don't despair, there's a lot of entry level scopes (3"-4"). Just don't buy the "toy" scopes.

Some guidelines:

- Decide on what you want to see. There is rarely a scope that does it all. Decide whether you're interested in deep space objects (DSO - like nebulas, galaxies, clusters) or lunar and planetary.

- If you choose DSO, you need the best aperture you can afford/ carry and medium to low power only (20x-100x). If planetary, small apertures will do but you need high powers (100x-200x rarely this high) plus a very stable mount.

- Don't believe the "power" hype, like the 600x etc. Actually its not the power or magnification that's important, its the "Aperture" because for astro DSO use, the objects are faint and NOT small so you need to gather more light. Astro Telescope- definition: an instrument that gathers light.

- Power is limited by the "seeing" conditions at the time plus the amount of "light pollution". It is limited to 50x per inch of aperture. Therefore, for a 3" scope it is limited to 150x.

- Aperture determines light gathering power. The bigger the better, the only restriction is how much you're willing to spend and how heavy an instrument you're willing to lug around.

- Another factor is focal length... for DSO, a rich-field or short FL (400-600mm) will do but for planetary you need long FL (600-1000+mm). This is because FL determines power (power = FLobjective/EPfl)

I only have a 60mm(40mm clear aperture f/10) home made telescope (copy lens objective (400mm) plus binoculars eyepiece (20mm) and 20x mag ) but I have seen a lot of things from my backyard. My main interest is DSO. I have observed the great Orion Nebula, Pleides, Beehive Cluster, Lagoon Nebula, Hercules Cluster, and a lot of Messier's objects even with the moderate light pollution.

There is also the option of making your own telescope. You can buy an objective lens (surplus copier lens or buy a telescope objective online )and together with a binocular eyepiece and a PVC tube make a refractor. A reflector or Newtonian is also possible but I am not aware of local availability of parabolic mirrors. Making your own mirror is also possible btw.

Oh NEVER look at the sun with a telescope or binoculars without a sun filter. INSTANT BLINDNESS.

ORAMA: Obtaining Realistic Ambitions through Manifestation of one's Abilities


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As Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” We believe that children should have the right to gain information that can shape their future for a better living.

This would be the start of their experience in choosing what profession would be right for them and help them embrace their ideals and the things that await them. ­čĺÜ

Together with HOPE Organization, CMLI JC-REB CALABARZON presents ORAMA: Obtaining Realistic Ambitions through Manifestation of one's Abilities with the theme “Marka ng Kinabukasan”. A children’s day full of activities to uncover the capabilities of the children for self-development and expose career planning.

This would be held on July 27, 2019 at the Hope Organization located at Coastal Road, Barangay Dela Paz, Bi├▒an, Laguna by 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

See you there!
07.27.19

#ORAMA2019

Sec. Cusi Visits the Malampaya Offshore Platform



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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi (right) together with DOE Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos (center) visited on 23 July the Malampaya natural gas offshore platform developed and operated by Shell Philippines Exploration BV (SPEX). 



With the facility providing up to 40% of Luzon’s electricity requirements, the visit was also an opportunity for the DOE to appreciate the preparations in anticipation of Malampaya’s scheduled maintenance shutdown in October this year.

Together with the DOE officials are SPEX External Relations Manager for Upstream (left), SPEX Managing Director and General Manager, Mr. Don Paulino (second row, left), and SPEX Senior Asset Commercial Advisor Charisse Choa (second row, right).

Lessons from Guggenheim Museum’s Middle Eastern Art



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Guggenheim Museum’s Middle Eastern Art Former Associate Curator Reem Fadda shared personal thoughts and presented tangible forms that examined how they produce art, converting a museum as a venue to address contemporary issues.

The well-attended discussion was organized by the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB)’s Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD).

Fadda stressed that art has the ability to change norms and promote instant transformation. She likewise emphasized the importance of narrating history and creating depositories as witnesses to such events. The pieces on exhibit should entire the audience to champion for human modernity so that such issues are talked about.

Fadda has curated several international exhibits and biennales, which included Jerusalem Lives 2017 at the Palestinian Mesum, Birzeit, Not New Now, 6th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco 2016, and the United Arab Emirates National Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

DOE Task.Force Sets Road Map for Improvement of Palawan Electric Service


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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi created a special task force to urgently address the recurring brownouts in Puerto Princesa and other parts of Palawan. The Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee and Task Force PALECO (IACC-TF PALECO) is set to meet with the representatives of Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO), National Power Corporation (NPC), and provincial government agencies tomorrow (25 July) to discuss the progress of the implementation of their respective action plans.

PALECO has been facing extreme backlash from both its consumers and the local government since 2017 due to unreliable electricity services in the province.

In February this year, Secretary Cusi tasked TF PALECO to look into the power interruptions perennially taking place in Palawan by means of a Performance Audit and Assessment. To this end, the task force conducted two site validations, with the first having taken place on 25 February followed by another on 11 March 2019.

TF PALECO's findings included, among others, the uncoordinated synchronization of the protection system of PALECO and NPC’s distributions lines, overloaded substations, vegetation obstruction along distribution lines, and the slow coordination among various government agencies on distribution line maintenance and improvements.

Based on these findings, the DOE, in its report directed PALECO, NPC, and the National Electrification Administration to submit implementation programs. PALECO was expected to accelerate tree clearing activities along its distribution lines, while the NPC was requested to fast track the improvement of its transmission lines and upgrade its power substations.

In tomorrow's meeting, the IACC-TF PALECO will also present its final report to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary body governing and implementing policies in the province, headed by Governor Jose Chavez Alvarez. The PCSD, whose members include local government units (LGU) and agencies, consumer and business groups, as well as indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples, has pledged its support to help foster efficient coordination among the various relevant stakeholders and local government agencies to effectively address all the issues surrounding the matter.

PCSD members, particularly the LGUs and their constituents will likewise have an opportunity to air out their grievances at the meeting.

"The DOE is committed to taking the lead in ensuring that PALECO's issues will soon be addressed. With the cooperation of all stakeholders, particularly the PALECO Board of Directors, its management member-consumers, as well as the local government agencies, we should be able to provide high quality electricity services that Palawe├▒os deserve.” Secretary Cusi concluded.

Fashion Design Breakthroughs Deck SM Aura Premier’s The Atrium


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In partnership with SM Aura Premier and co-presented by tech brand Xiaomi, the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Program students of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) presented the much-awaited Sinulid: Altered Translation, their annual culminating show at The Atrium of the upscale mall.

This year’s second installment and the highlight of the series of three events welcomed guests and shoppers to a stunning array of pop-up booths and chic vignettes dressed with fresh brand concepts, new possibilities, and novel breakthroughs. It featured garments from nature- and art-inspired ready-to-wears, upcycled denims, ballet and hip hop-inspired streetwear, distinct avant-garde pieces, eye-catching knits and elegant evening ensembles.

Each style innovation exuded a wide-range of impeccable and intricate design techniques maximized to celebrate singularity and self-expression. Nicole Strawford’s display of vibrant ternos won the Best Exhibit Presentation. Her Pino Collection is a contemporary take on a traditional wear, which nods to the roots of Filipinos. It showcased cultural and temporal transformation through loud prints of the 80s and the 90s go-to snacks that likewise depicted the Filipinos’ distinct youthfulness and buoyancy.











This year’s student-artists were mentored by the Program’s roster of industry experts led by its Senior Industry Fellow Lulu Tan Gan and Benet alongside the country’s finest designers and merchandisers, to include Andre Chang, Carl Jan Cruz, Chris Diaz, John Herrera, Joel Escober, Pinky Tugas and Jerome Salaya-Ang.

The highly anticipated event was attended by SM Senior Vice President for Marketing Millie Dizon and SM Aura Mall Manager Margie de Leon.

Likewise present was the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) team, composed of Chancellor Robert Tang, Vice Chancellor for Academics Geronio Ulayao, Associate Dean for Environment Studies Ma. Cynthia Funk, FDM Program Chairperson Christine Benet and FDM faculty member and Sinulid Project Head Tracey Tabora.

How eCommerce Ideas Can Generate Maximum Revenues


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Electronic commerce can look very simply, and most people find it an easy way to succeed and win business, but there is much more to the contrary. This is perhaps an unmistakable fact that virtually any business, unlike any other, has a low or no recognition on the market.

This is a gradual process that increases brand awareness and growth in the e-commerce store. Therefore, it is important that you follow an innovative and proper approach to achieving success in this sector.

eCommerce can generate success?

It is your approach that determines how well your business will prosper and effectively generate the desired revenue for it. It can take a short time or a long time, which in turn depends on the specific approach and strategies you follow for your business. Therefore, you need to know and care for a few things before you start, such as:

Whatever your business, e-commerce success and growth start with proper and proper planning, followed by careful execution. In case of eCommerce many businesses also take up ecommerce seo company services for making it easier to get results from professionals. So, it’s on you. Either, you can do it yourself, learn the skills or outsource it. If doing yourself, then you need to make sure that every teammate on board your business is absolutely proactive in contributing to your business growth and value to your business.

To achieve this, consider the current business scenario and trends in it. You need to follow these trends so you can conceptualize an idea of ​​e-commerce.

Follow a strategy

E-commerce is one of the most common trends that is now being followed and has attracted the attention of diversity more effectively. But the whole idea, if it is to choose the best possible business idea based on the current market and consumer demand.

One of the few key points to keep in mind while creating a new ecommerce start, which will help you attract more organic traffic and ensure a high customer frequency, is to follow and refine your business strategies. For all businesses, whatever their kind, the key to success depends largely on the customers' needs and needs.

This means you have to design your business strategies so that they are more customer-focused. This will help you deliver your best to your clients.

Remember that strategies need to be delivered and definitely not just created to create a randomly completed business model.

This will help you get your business website the answer you want, and it will all depend on what you give your customers. It must be something they really enjoy, and so you need to know what your clients need.

Examine trends

You should study the market trends at all times to see if you are in or out of it, as well as your business goals.

Ongoing monitoring and control ensure that you strive perfectly so that your business ideas are properly reflected. This will help you succeed in your e-commerce business and you will not lose your track among the more available trends with a wrong rating.

However, do not stay out of general practice and do not just copy and paste ideas. In fact, your primary goal should be to provide your clients or products or services and even debt consolidation reviews that are applicable at this time.

At all costs, note the pattern and products that perform well in the market to set up an appropriate business plan for you to start e-commerce.

Take an idea of ​​others

If you investigate, you will see that all businesses made mistakes or the others at one time or another. You need to learn from these mistakes to know all the loopholes related to business strategies starting with e-commerce.

At the start, there are more problems and challenges on the way, but there are also easy and effective ways to overcome them. All of these steps will definitely help you win the competition of this era with new launches of e-commerce and pushing your business north to the success graphs.

Final Words

Regarding a business, the success of your e-commerce business will also depend on 20% of the business idea and the remaining 80% of your business plan approval. Remember that your ideas can easily be copied, but can never be done if you work on the ground.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Benilde Alumnae Places 2nd and 3rd in June 2019 Interior Design Licensure Examination


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Benilde alumnae places 2nd and 3rd in June 2019 Interior Design Licensure Examination

Interior Design alumnae Noelle Samantha Centeno Bernardo and Kaitlin Almira Uygongco Sy from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts (SDA) placed second and third, respectively, in the June 2019 Interior Designer Licensure Examination as per the results recently released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).



Bernardo garnered an 85.60 percent passing rate, followed by Sy with an 82.50 percent passing rate.

Ana Bernadine De Leon Carillo of University of Santo Tomas leads the list with 86.15.

This year, DLS-CSB soared to 64.71 percent over-all performance with 33 passers out of 51 takers as compared to last year’s 45.24 with 19 passers out of 42 examinees.

Fil-Am Golf Invitational Tournament, 70th Edition Will Be Held In Baguio in December 2019


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The schedule has been released for the 70th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament, the premier amateur golf event in the Philippines and one of the longest-running international amateur golf tournaments in the world. The tournament will take place in Baguio, a Philippine destination for all kinds of seasons.

Since its inception as a tournament to celebrate friendly Filipino/American relations in 1949, the Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament has drawn participants from all over the world.

It’s a unique, flighted tournament that uses a “Modified Stableford” scoring system to reward risk-taking and birdie-making. Teams of five golfers compete in one of eight possible flights depending on their age (as there are senior and super-senior flights) or handicap. There are separate prizes for team and individual champions, encouraging a great deal of camaraderies
while also emphasizing individual excellence.

The Modified Stableford scoring system awards one point for a bogey, two for a par, three for a birdie, and so on. While a bogey still records a point, the teams who record the most three-point birdies will be the ones hoisting trophies at the awards ceremony. So players are encouraged to aim at the flagstick and try to reach the tough par 5s in two.

Practice rounds for the senior, super senior, and F/G flights begin on Monday, December 1, with the tournament proper running Wednesday the 4th until Monday the 9th. On the 10th, the remaining flights begin their practice rounds, with the tournament ultimately finishing up with an awards night on Wednesday the 18th. Many players especially seniors are practicing with their golf balls to emphasize their strengths and to be ready for this tournament.

The tournament is played on two great golf courses located in the mountaintop resort, the Baguio Country Club and John Hay Golf Club. Built in 1905, Baguio Country Club is the premier private golf destination in the area. The tournament attracts a stunning number of participants, with organizers expecting over 1,300 golfers over the 18 days of tournament play.

Baguio Country Club isn’t just a championship golf course, it also boasts a luxury resort hotel with a bevy of activities offered, such as archery, bowling, swimming, skating, and a place to do some golf workouts. There’s plenty for non-golfers to do if the tournament participants choose to bring their families along. And the views and dining offered at the Baguio Country Club are both world-class.

While it’s officially an invitational tournament, interested players can apply to play by sending a letter of intent to the organizers with information about their 5-6 person teams. Individuals wishing to play can also contact the organizers and ask to be placed on the list to join teams that aren’t able to field enough players.

While it’s officially an invitational tournament, interested players can apply to play by sending a letter of intent to the organizers with information about their 5-6 person teams. Individuals wishing to play can also contact the organizers and ask to be placed on the list to join teams that aren’t able to field enough players.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

This App Makes Parenting Nasty Kids a Whole Lot Easier



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A recent research study of 15- to 24-year-olds from different countries highlighted that cyberbullying, online harassment, and digital violence harm more than 70 percent of youth globally. Among Philippines teenagers, retaliation is found to be the major factor in why they bully other children. Cybersex child trafficking in the Philippines remains prevalent. Startlingly, according to the reports, 80 percent of the victims are minors, and half of them are 12 years old or younger. With all these daunting facts all over the news, everyone wants to ensure the digital safety of their loved ones. This is where mobile monitoring apps come handy.

Xnspy Mobile Monitoring App

Xnspy is a parental monitoring app that you can use to track your kids’ digital activities. Available for Android and iPhones, this app is designed for all the parents who want to take care of their loved ones. Once subscribed, you can pair the app with the target device of your kid that you want to monitor. This mobile monitoring app works in the background of the monitored phone and fetches every possible information. One thing to mention here is that your child’s phone must be connected to the internet for smooth uploading of data. You can access all the information through your Xnspy web account.

In general, Xnspy is the most trusted monitoring app that thousands of users recommend to ensure the digital safety of kids. It offers two subscription packages: Basic and Premium. By opting one of the pricing options (monthly, quarterly, or yearly), you can monitor your kids' calls, messages, and locations. Furthermore, you can track all online and offline activities as well as activities performed in the surrounding of your kid’s device.

Pricing Details

Xnspy Basic

Xnspy Premium


Monthly: $29.99/month

Quarterly: $41.99/quarter

Annually: $59.99/year




Monthly: $35.99/month

Quarterly: $59.99/quarter

Annually: $89.99/year







Compatibility

Android OS 4.X up to 9.X

iOS 6.0 up to 12.3.2

Main Features

Phone calls and messages monitoring

You can monitor call logs (incoming, outgoing, and missed calls) of your teenagers through Xnspy. You can even access the time and date details to know when and with whom your kids have been talking to. Furthermore, you can track all text messages that have been exchanged with any contact. You can even access all the deleted messages as Xnspy mobile monitoring app doesn't miss to record even a single activity. As soon as the device is connected to the internet, all the phone activities are uploaded to your online account. Also, it lets you define specific words to get an instant alert whenever these words are used in message, so that you can take the right action to protect your children before it is too late. Not only this, you can record calls and phone surroundings, too.

Social media monitoring

For the fourth straight year, the Philippines rank first in the list of worldwide social media use. On average, the Philippines spend 9 to 10 hours online daily. 99% of internet users are on at least one type of social media platform, whereas the average worldwide internet penetration is 58%. Filipinos spend an average of 4 hours daily on social media platforms. This is where Xnspy helps parents by enabling them to monitor all social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook, Line, and many others. You can read all your kids’ chats and access all shared multimedia files through your control panel easily.

Location Tracking

Recently, Philippine authorities have warned parents to be extra vigilant following several cases of child abductions. With the Xnspy mobile monitoring app, you can track the location of your minors on the real-time map with 100% accuracy. You can check where your kids are at a certain time. Besides, you can get a history of all places visited by your kid with address, date, and time details. Xnspy enables you to develop virtual boundaries for your kids to ensure their safety. You can define nearby areas like pubs and discos, and this app sends you an instant alert whenever your kid tries to enter those areas.

Online activities monitoring

Xnspy makes it easy for you to track the online activities of your kids to prevent them from accessing inappropriate content. It lets you know which website your kids visit and how frequently. You can read all sent/received emails and can check browser history.

Multimedia files and calendar entries

This mobile monitoring app gives you access to all photos and videos stored on your minor’s phone. Though your Xnspy control panel, you can even download these multimedia files to your device. You can access their calendar entries and to-do list.

Remote controls

Remote control of the monitored device is one of the amazing features offered by Xnspy. You can lock your teens or preteens’ mobiles or tablets during their homework time or sleep hours to help them maintain better routines. Excessive use of mobile phones is highly associated with several health issues. When you are not around them, you can easily control their devices to help them achieve less tech-dependency. You can even block any app you find inappropriate for them.

Final words

Xnspy is the most reliable mobile monitoring app that gives you detailed insights into your kids' digital activities. You can access their chats, calls, and browsing history and talk to them about your concerns. The discussion should be the first and foremost tool to educate kids about these rising digital threats. You can set rules on their device usage. However, you can use parental controls to protect them from cybercrimes or other health issues if they don’t abide by these rules.

13 Ways to Use Your Laptop/PC in a Effective Way



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Are you bored? Do you own a computer? Problem solved! Your laptop or desktop is the key to days of entertainment!

If for some reason you can’t connect to the internet - maybe you need computer repair, that’s no problem! We have a section on entertaining yourself without the internet.

Play Games Online

Do you need to de-stress from a harrowing day? How about finding some games online? There are a ton of online databases of free games like Addicting Games or PC Gamer. You can try “Role Playing Games” like Minecraft or World of Warcraft too.
Are you the type of person that appreciates “retro?” You can actually find versions of classic arcade games too. You can Google “flash versions of arcade games” and you can find:

Donkey Kong
Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man
Tetris
Super Mario Brothers

And more.

Enjoy Internet Media

YouTube. The name says it all. If you’re familiar with this site, you know it has videos of anything and everything you’d like to see, from internet doggos to memes, to history documentaries.

You can also download videos using YouTube video downloader.

If you can’t conjure up an idea of what you would like to see, you can simply check out YouTube’s most popular channels. You’re bound to find entertainment.

Heck, you can make your own YouTube videos.

Vlog about your day or an interesting experience you had.
Unbox a package you just got.
Perform a funny skit with your friends.
And much more.

You can watch movies online. You can opt to pay for movies from streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, but you can also check out free streaming sites like MetaCafe, UbuWeb or Vimeo.

If you’re a music lover, you have the world at your fingertips. Listen to music online with apps like Pandora, Spotify or Soundcloud.

Looking for information? Check out a podcast. These are sort of like free radio shows and podcasts cover tons of different topics. You can head to PodBay or a similar site to check out popular podcasts that will stir your imagination and keep you engaged.

Be Random.

If you’re bored, you can visit a website service that will send you to all types of interesting places online.

Checkout stumbleupon, pointless sites, or the useless web.
Get Creative

If you feel your creative juices flowing, there are a variety of online painting and drawing services. You won’t even need to install anything yourself.

Check out:

iScribble
Sketchpad
Queeky
And more.

Put Your Brain to Work

The internet is so much fun that it’s possible to forget it’s a tremendous resource for learning, and learning is fun!

Head to sites that compile big lists of things you didn’t know you cared about. Buzzfeed is a great site for this, but Upworthy and Slate are worth mentioning too.

Read local news on the internet. Find a local news source and get reading. Don’t be one of those people that knows more about the Kardashians than your own local government!

You can take a free online course to better yourself while you have fun. Google search “free online courses” to find databases of free lessons.

Entertain Yourself Without the Internet

Customize Your Computer

You can customize your computer to express your personality, by setting a desktop picture or more. You can select a screen saver, or change the color theme of your computer.

Clean Things Up

If you haven’t kept your computer organized up until now, this project could keep your occupied for days.

Create folders and put corresponding files in the folders. You can even change the icons on your files if you want to. The best part about your computer is that you can organize it however you want. Just be sure that the new organization will be easier for you to navigate and find files.

After you are done organizing, clean things up. You can defrag your hard drive or delete persistent cookies. You can use programs like CCleaner, which has a handy feature to clean up your registry if you would like to do that too.

Learn to Code

If you have a good book to learn from, learning to write computer programs can be a lot of fun, and you can do this without the internet.

Make Media Offline

You can use photo editing programs to make interesting pictures. Your computer probably comes equipped with one, like Microsoft’s “Paint.”

Consume Media Offline

Do you have a backup hard drive that contains music and video files? Upload them to your computer. You can even just take your favorite DVD and watch it on your computer. If your OS comes with a video editing program, you can edit your videos there offline.

Get Creative

Want to write the great American novel? What’s stopping you? Open up your word processor and get cracking. You can write anything you’d like - fiction, an essay about something you're passionate about, or a memoir.

You can also create a diary on your computer. You don’t have to worry about losing it, and you can put a password on it to protect it, and put it in a place where no one will find it.

Get to Know Your Computer

Are there programs you don’t have any clue about? Maybe you don’t know what they do, or why they’re even on your computer. Take the time to explore it. This program might even help you entertain yourself more.

Do you know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system? Go ahead and find out! If you’re feeling controlling, you can explore the command prompt and boss your computer around. Just be sure not to run it as root or administrator if you do, otherwise you could damage your device.

Play the Games that Came with Your Computer

Have you ever played Minesweeper? What about Solitaire? These are some games that came with your computer, that can keep your mind working and be addicting.

We hope you have enjoyed our guide to entertaining yourself on your computer, and hey, if you made it to the end of this article, you’ve already occupied yourself for a few minutes. Computers have changed our lives forever, and can be an endless source of entertainment and fun.

Pagsibol 2019: Rekindling the Passion Towards Arts, Culture and Environment



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Let us all celebrate the rich culture of Cavite as we also gather to raise awareness in protecting the changing environment together with different cultural arts and environmental advocate groups!

Astrolikha Inc. aims to open the eyes of the people and for them to make a move to preserve culture and protect the environment. Through #Pagsibol2019, we want to rekindle the people's passion to support local arts and culture, as well as to give new hope to our environment.

Together with our partners — Creative Street, 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines Inc. and Rotaract Club of Metro Poblacion Silang, we made sure to fill the event with Cavite arts and culture forums, environmental talks and discussion, cultural performances and music!

Sponsored by Inbox Food Hub, San Miguel Corporation, Cavite Tourism, Philippine Information Agency, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau-DENR.

Join us on August 10, 2019 at Inbox Food Hub, Imus City, Cavite from 9AM-12MN. THIS IS FREE ADMISSION.

See you there!!!

Please fill out the registration form if you're interested:
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Fuel Prices Drive Up Fleet Operating Costs



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Fuel prices, mainly diesel and gasoline, have been on the rise over the past several
months of 2019. They have been a major factor that contributes to high fleet
operating costs. This is because fuel costs comprise the biggest portion of fleet
operating expenses.


Factors causing the rise in fuel prices

So, what factors have been making the fuel costs rise? Well, the increase in fuel
prices has been a result of several factors including high customer demand,
sanctions, market uncertainty, and year-over-year reduction in oil inventories.

Another factor that has caused fuel prices to increase in some regions are natural
disasters like hurricanes. For example, fuel consumption went up due to Hurricane
Florence during September 2018, which resulted in catastrophic damage in the
Carolinas. The fleets that were going to help in the recovery mission consumed more
fuel than the expected amounts during the month.

Increases in fuel card fraud, which started to become prominent in 2016, is another
factor that has put upward pressure on fuel prices. Fuel card skimming has become
rampant, especially at fuel stations, and the best way to cope with it is to do
everything possible to prevent it from happening in the first place. Fleet
managements need to stay alert and educate their drivers so that they know of the possible risks and vulnerabilities.

Keeping constant vigilance for anomalies relating to cards is another way to deal with the menace since there is no fail-proof strategy yet to entirely avert fraud, which makes fleets lose millions every year.

Fuel prices influence vehicle selection
As earlier stated, fuel spending accounts for one of the biggest expenses for running
a fleet. As such, a vehicle‘s Miles Per Gallon (mpg) is one of the most critical
considerations in the vehicle selection process. Statistics show that fuel prices have an impact on vehicle acquisition decisions. The market for both new and used vehicles tend to register a reaction and fluctuation in fuel prices. With lower fuel
prices, buyers may consider larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles.

However, the converse is not happening in recent times, and this could be attributed to the fact that the rise in prices has been gradual.


Adoption of alternative fuel options and reducing miles driven

With fuel prices still on an upward trend, it is expected that more fleet managements
will think about alternative fuel options and put more emphasis on cutting down the total miles driven. The success of these strategies will depend on vehicle utilization
analysis, which relies on telematics data and vehicle inventory management.

Speaking of telematics and fleet inventory management, fleet operators can count on
Eyeride experts to help install various devices onto their cars as well as systems like 360-degree cameras, GPS tracking systems, and most importantly, e-logs that can help to monitor drivers’ compliance with various rules and laws.

Conclusion

Fleet managers are looking at possible strategies to reduce fuel consumption as the
prices are expected to continue increasing. Strategies that managers are adopting
include acquiring hybrid and battery-electric vehicles. In addition, as corporate
leaders think about environmental sustainability initiatives, they are encouraging focusing more on acquiring smaller displacement and fuel-efficient engines because fuel efficiency means fewer emissions.

4 Reasons Why the Philippines Is the Most Underrated Travel Destination in Southeast Asia


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Asia is a big hit with tourists. Every kind of traveler can find something they’d love in this huge continent. Southeast Asia, in particular, has a plethora of beautiful beaches, delicious food, and rich ecosystems filled with unique flora and fauna. It’s certainly an appealing travel destination, with hidden gems just waiting to be explored.

Most first-time travelers in Southeast Asia would choose countries like Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, or Vietnam, but it’s also worth considering the Philippines. This archipelago, composed of more than 7,600 islands, is located in the West Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by water, the country has the world’s fifth longest coastline of 36,289 kilometers (22,549 miles). As such, the Philippines has plenty of gorgeous beaches and island destination, including Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan.

However, the Philippines is more than just about beaches and island hopping. In fact, when you look beyond the sparkling waters, you’ll realize that the country is one of Southeast Asia’s more underrated destinations. If you need some more convincing, here are a few reasons to visit the Philippines.

Cheap but Accessible Hotels

If you’re the kind of traveler who doesn’t need five-star accommodations but needs to be in the center of the action, you’re in luck. There are a lot of clean, comfortable, and affordable hotels in and around Metro Manila, and even in the farther provinces. In fact, if you’re planning to stay in Metro Manila and explore the city, you can find plenty of hotels near NAIA Terminal 2, which is where many international flights land. Filipinos are also arguably the most hospitable people in the world, so no matter how small the hotel, you can expect a warm welcome and good service.

Historical and Natural Wonders

The Philippines has a rich history, being a country of mix of native Philippine, Asian, Spanish, and American heritages. In almost every province, you’ll find historical sites and landmarks that have borne witness to the various events that shaped the Philippines’ current cultural landscape. The Philippines is also home to hundreds of indigenous peoples who have been living in the islands even before the Spanish set foot in 1521. Many of them occupy their original ancestral lands, which, in themselves, have become tourist destinations. Just remember to be respectful of the various traditions and local laws when you visit these places.

The Philippines is also a gem if you’re a nature lover. While its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire makes it prone to typhoons and earthquakes, it’s also the reason why the country has a rich biodiversity and varied and abundant natural resources. Lush forests, marine sanctuaries, mountains and rivers, rock formations and cave networks, you can find almost everything in the Philippines. If you want a slice of paradise, visit Batanes in the northernmost part of the country. Filled with sprawling fields of green, stunning beaches, and awe-inspiring views from the hilltops, Batanes is also home to traditional villages and age-old cultures. It’s quite tricky to get to, but once you’re there, you’ll realize that the effort is truly worth it.

Food, Food, Food
Filipino cuisine is as diverse as the nation’s hundreds of ethnic groups, further flavored by the influences of both Western and Asian spheres. Dish complexity range from very simple (fried salted fish) to the intricate (kare-kare and variations of adobo). Regional specialties are common, as are unique delicacies that might make some weaker stomachs turn (balut, anyone?). Many Filipino foods are also cooked with soups like sinigang and bulalo, or with sauces like menudo or pochero.

Going to the Philippines means experiencing this wide variety of dishes. Go beyond adobo, the unofficial national dish. Take a bite of dinuguan, dinakdakan, pinakbet, laing, various pancits (noodles), chicharron, chicken inasal, lechon, estofado, sambal, and many, many, many more. You also have a wide selection of kakanins (desserts and pastries made from sticky rice) and unique desserts like halo-halo, leche flan, buko salad, and “dirty” ice cream or sorbetes. What’s great is that whenever you visit the Philippines, you’re sure to find yet another version of these dishes and desserts for a whole new experience.

English is Common

If you’re an English-speaker, you don’t have to worry about language barriers. A huge majority of Filipinos speak and understand the language. This might not be a deal-breaker for most, but it can certainly make your life easier. From asking for directions to ordering in restaurants, knowing that you’ll be understood can help take a load off your shoulders and help you enjoy your vacation even more.

Of course, reading all about the destination is a lot different than actually going there. So the next time you get some time off, book a flight to Southeast Asia and visit the Philippines. Once you’ve been there, you’ll probably ask yourself why you haven’t gone before or visited more often.

DFA Accepts Postal ID Starting Aug. 01, to Use Online ID Verification System



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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), represented by Office of Consular Affairs Asst. Secretary Neil Frank R. Ferrer and Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), represented by Asst. Postmaster General for Marketing & Support Services Luis D. Carlos, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will provide DFA access to the Postal ID Online Verification System (POVS).

The DFA will start accepting PHLPost’s Postal ID as a recognized ID for passport applications on 1 August 2019.

DFA will utilize POVS, a web-based application developed by PHLPost, to verify the authenticity of the Postal ID card presented by a cardholder. POVS is expected to address concerns on the integrity of the card being presented, issues concerning counterfeit cards and the manner of seamlessly verifying and authenticating Postal ID cards.

PHLPost expressed its appreciation to the DFA for including the PHLPost ID in the list of acceptable IDs for passport applications as well as its interest in utilizing POVS for verifying PhlPost IDs.

Emerson Philippines Strengthens Learning Inside Science Explorer Bus



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Students will have a more engaging classroom experience aboard the Science Explorer as Emerson Philippines donated laptops to the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the agency behind the country’s first mobile science learning facility.

Since its inception in 2010, the Science Explorer bus has served more than 32,000 students from over 100 municipalities all over the country. Inside the mobile lab, top young scientists and engineers teach specialized science and technology modules to elementary and high school students, mostly from public schools in far-flung areas in the Philippines.

This is not the first time Emerson Philippines collaborated with DOST-SEI to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) closer to the youth. In 2017, Emerson Philippines sponsored DOST’SEI’s innovation competition called “imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate.” through donating Intel Galileo boards and sets of sensors, which served as main platforms for the student projects.



The two parties inked partnership anew during the festivities of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week on July 17, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.


Photo caption:

Emerson Philippines gives DOST-SEI’s Science Explorer a boost by providing laptops for use of students in the mobile learning facility. The signing of the deed of donation was held on July 17, 2019 during the National Science Technology Week celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. In photo are (L-R sitting)Emerson Asia Pacific President / Emerson Philippines General Manager, Mr. Ed Boone, and DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, with (L-R standing) Emerson Philippines’ Mr. Ruben Cu, event host, Ms. Ganiel Krishnan, and DOST-SEI Deputy Director, Engr. Albert Mari├▒o.

Bluetooth Sport Headphones Having Great Features and Benefits



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There is nothing that gets painful and less pain than ever being able to hear your favorite lyrics on the go. However, traditional headphones can often prove to be massively and even there is nothing to do with the words in your movement. For all sports jurists, there is a very easy selection of Bluetooth headphones. To get you along with some legs and low bits and pieces, you can focus on enjoying your music and paying the most to your exercise. Before purchasing a pair of Bluetooth Sport Headphones there is some helpful tips to bear in mind.

After purchasing a Bluetooth support headphone, you will consider the first thing to sound. Whether you're using your smartphone or your iPad, you must have a great quality of being able to properly enjoy your music. If you are using your phone, you will also want to make sure that the quality is sufficient for easy sync, problem-free sound too.

Need to be make sure while purchasing

To make sure that you have the best sound quality in your purchase, check out the specifications of a product before purchase and if possible, check customer reviews. These two will give you real insight into what kind of experience you can expect.

While purchasing a Bluetooth support headphone, you should calculate another factor as long as you can relax while wearing them. This is a very personal matter, so it asks itself that the type of headphone suits you to the appropriate, comfortable, past. Once you've been armed with this knowledge, you better have to make some choices for you.

Bluetooth game headphones

It is worth mentioning that Bluetooth game headphones come in different types of designs; there is some rubber tip that is in the ear, while some are simply positioned outside the ear. So you are likely to offer it as an individual. To make sure, check carefully any brand return policy before buying, only if their products prove to be false.

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Compatible music and sound

Finally, when you buy your own Bluetooth game headphones, you need to make sure that the devices that you normally listen to the music are compatible with. To try you with hundreds of different and stylish products in the market, do not ignore the information about how to make your headphone and your smartphone or MP3 player model. By going through the above checklist, you can narrow down your search for the best couple of Bluetooth game headphones and avoid getting frustrated in purchasing wrong products. By considering the comfort, sound quality, style and compatibility of the headphone, you have to stay well to choose the best exercise partner.

WebRTC Technology: Advantages in Business Communication


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The revolution of telecommunications has been offering innovative solutions in the management of tof phone calls and new business models.

The management of phone calls, a fundamental aspect for business communication, has seen a great improvement thanks to innovative technologies in the telecommunications field.

The virtual PBX telephone networking system for businesses adapts quickly to the evolution of the Internet. Traditional telephone networking systems are unable to adapt to technological changes compared to newer models.


WebRTC Virtual PBX Phone System

For a few years now, businesses have opted for virtual PBX phone systems. Although all virtual solution systems seem the same, the difference lies in the technology used. It also depends on the Call Center Software used, the simplicity of installation, and the user interface.

Voice over IP is the most used technology used by different virtual PBX phone network providers. Although VoIP is already known to be better than the traditional SIP, it has also improved in recent years by adding WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) technology.

Fonvirtual, a company specialized in cloud communications for businesses, bases its solutions on WebRTC technology. This simplifies corporate telephone management, internal and external calls, and optimizes company resources since no external hardware would need to be purchased. Calls can be made through a call center software through any online web browser.

Therefore, the WebRTC is a great advantage when using a virtual PBX for any company.


The Advantages of WebRTC for Business Communication

Fonvirtual is one of the few companies that offers this technology whose main advantages are reducing installation costs, enjoying the best sound quality that exists in the market, and allowing travel without geographical call restrictions or losing calls.

That's right! WebRTC is characterized by its adaptability and its network quality, which eliminates the usual cuts and echoes of calls. It is perfect to call from anywhere in the world and to any destination. The voice that is transmitted over the internet has no additional cost for long distance calls.

In addition, it offers great advantages for business who use it, such as making and receiving calls from a computer or smartphone, no matter where you are. In addition, you can alternate from one device to another, depending on your needs.

Developed by Google, this technology works with any web browser, as long as you are connected through data or Wi-Fi. It does not require any other additional hardware or software downloads, which reduces costs in new equipment. There is no need for physical  IP telephones or installation. Also, because it is hosted in the cloud, the configuration and maintenance will be done all online without additional costs.


Features of the WebRTC Virtual PBX

Companies invest more and more in solutions that reinforce their company image. Their image is determined by the customer service that is provided. This can be determined by the quality of the customer service calls. A WebRTC virtual PBX can increase the quality of customer communications.

But in addition to all of this, what additional features does this virtual switchboard have? The virtual PBX provided by Fonvirtual allows you to enjoy added features such as option menus, custom main greetings, queue management for when customers are on hold, call recording, etc.

In the same way, you can establish the order of prefered agents who receive calls, depending on their qualification or experience. In addition, internal calls and the transfer of calls between agents are also completely free.

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UE Prof-Filmmaker Bags Gawad Dr. Pio Valenzuela


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University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design professor and filmmaker Richard Soriano Legaspi was recently awarded the Gawad Dr. Pio Valenzuela for film by the City Government of Valenzuela in commemoration of its local hero’s 150th birth anniversary.

The award is the highest and most prestigious recognition conferred by the local government to Valenzuela City residents who have excelled in their respective fields, made significant contributions to the welfare of the city and lived true to the values of the late Dr. Valenzuela.

Legaspi completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Advertising Arts at UE Caloocan. He is a two-time Gawad CCP awardee, recipient of the Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 2012 for his screenplay “Primera Bella,” Cinemalaya winner for his short film “Manenaya,” recipient of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts grant in 2009 (“Kinulayang Kiti”) and 2012 (“Pipo”), and Cinema One Originals winner for “Paano Ko Sasabihin?” in 2009, among others.

He is a graduate of Ricky Lee’s 14th scriptwriting workshop, directing fellow at the Asian Film Academy in Busan, South Korea, and recipient of the UNESCO Laureate artist recognition in 2013, eventually becoming a resident artist of the Universit├á delle Idee in Italy. 








Legaspi was also invited by the Taoyuan Cultural Department in Taiwan to Sianguang 2nd Village to work on his socially engaged art projects.

He won the Silver Prize for moving images at the International Photography Awards in 2017 and was honored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines on the same year as one of its Film Ambassadors for winning in Kingston, Jamaica.

Legaspi, who hails from Barangay Maysan, acknowledged the big role played by the city in his works. “Halos lahat ng munting pelikula ko at iba pang mga likhang-sining ay bunga ng mga kuwento mula sa mga pabrika, mga pamahiin, pagtakbo sa sementeryo dahil may shooting, panghuhuli ng tilapia sa Tagalag, pagtawid-sakay ng bangka mula Arkong Bato hanggang Isla, pamimitas ng makopa sa Mabolo, panghuhuli ng isdang kataba, tagu-taguan sa Paransilyo at praktis ng dula-dulaan sa Poblacion,” the proud Valenzuelano said in his acceptance speech.

The other awardees are ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) political correspondent Christian Esguerra (journalism), Our Lady of Fatima University and Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities president Dr. Caroline Marian Enriquez (education), De La Salle University-Manila Filipino Department chair Dr. Ernesto Carandang II (literature), One Valenzuela blogger Rochelle Silverio (social media), Department of Education Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla (government service), and Dr. Elpidio Serapio (community service), posthumous.

The 2019 Gawad Dr. Pio Valenzuela search committee is composed of historian Ambeth Ocampo as chair and Atty. Arnel Banas, Senate Deputy Secretary General for Administration and Finance; Dr. Nedy Torralba, president of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela; Dr. Benjie Samson, Deped Valenzuela assistant superintendent; Ateneo School of Government Prof. Edgardo T. Valenzuela, Valenzuela City cultural officer Jonathan Balsamo, curator Michael King Urieta, and Atty. Librado Valenzuela, president of Museo Valenzuela Foundation, as members.
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