Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Philippines among APAC winners of Microsoft's AI for Accessibility Hackathon to accelerate inclusive innovation

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Teams from Thailand, Singapore and Philippines are winners of the Microsoft AI for Accessibility (AI4A) Hackathon in APAC. In its third year, the AI4A Hackathon features teams who are deeply committed to solving real-world challenges faced by people with disabilities (PwD). The hackathon acts as a springboard for creators and developers to launch their applications, with cash prizes, access to Microsoft Technical experts to co-build their solutions on Microsoft Azure and continued mentoring support to build out their solution.

Drawing on real-life challenges faced by PwDs, 14 non-profit organizations (NPOs) shared problem statements that the 75 teams in the AI4A Hackathon used to build innovative solutions around the themes of transport, wearable devices and language tools.

Team Asclepius from Thailand, Team SWIFT Responders from Singapore and Team EIA from Philippines created solutions to bridge the disability divide, which include building an AI-enabled communication aid for people who are deaf, a smart system that allows people with physical disabilities to live independently, as well as inclusive banking for people who are blind.

In addition to these winners, two additional teams from Indonesia (Arabic Braille Converter) and Singapore (MeetMeHear) will receive coaching by Microsoft and its partners, including access to cloud architects, business consultation guidance to develop their solution, from a proof-of-concept to an application hosted on Microsoft Azure.

“We are inspired to see the continued enthusiasm of submissions this year for the hackathon to improve the lives of PwDs and congratulate the winners who so passionately brought their solutions to fruition,” said Pratima Amonkar, Chair for D&I and Accessibility for Microsoft Asia Pacific. “The month of May will be an important time for us to see the tremendous possibility of the contribution of PwDs as we roll out exciting awareness, training and mentorship programs with our customers, partners and wider community across the region.”


With more than 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, and 650 million in Asia, Microsoft believes that accessibility is essential to delivering on our mission to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Accessibility is the vehicle to enable inclusion of people with disabilities. To highlight how technology can unlock solutions that empower people with disabilities and enable transformative change within communities in APAC, Microsoft has dedicated the month of May in 2022 to Accessibility Awareness Month, with a series of workshops, trainings and events as well as awarding and celebrating winners of the AI for Accessibility Hackathon winners.


Thailand: Team Asclepius

To help people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Team Asclepius from Thailand, developed a sign-to-text application that uses AI deep learning models to capture movement sequences and body postures that predicts alphabets, words and numbers based on American Sign Language. This group of passionate high school students from Thailand have ambitious plans to include other commonly used sign languages such as British and French Sign Language and enhance it for wider tech applications such as live web events.


Singapore: Team SWIFT Responders

From Singapore, Team SWIFT Responders designed an AI-enabled solution that supports the independent living of adult persons with muscular dystrophy who use motorized wheelchairs for mobility. The Support Wheelchair-user Independence Fall Tracker (SWIFT) smart system that they have developed renders immediate assistance to a wheelchair user who falls off-balance from their functional position. This inspires confidence for wheelchair users, and assures their caretakers, that they can live independently and engage in meaningful activity as their safety is assured.


Philippines: Team EIA

To build a more inclusive banking experience for the blind and the elderly, Team EIA from the Philippines developed an Accessibility and Vision Assistant (AVA), powered by AI and machine learning, that works as a smart financial assistant and mobile wallet for the blind and elderly that makes digital banking accessible and clear. This drives financial inclusion for these groups of people and enables them to access payments and banking services quickly and securely.


Two additional outstanding teams have won coaching by Microsoft and its partners to bring their projects into fully running applications hosted on Microsoft Azure:


1.     Arabic Braille Converter (Indonesia): an app that could scan and convert Arabic text or graphics into Indonesian Braille format which can be read by screen readers or braille displays. It also has the function to back-translate from Arabic Braille into Arabic text.


2.     MeetMeHear (Singapore): an app to assist the deaf and hard-of-hearing to better communicate with others during physical meetings, through the use of AI for speech recognition to provide more accurate live captions.


Problem Statements from Non-Profit Organizations

NPOs across the region contributed to the hackathon through problem statements, based on real experiences faced by PwD. Some of the problem statements shared include:

·        How can AI provide wearable devices that will help persons with visual impairment traverse the streets independently and safely?

·        How can AI provide accessibility for online applicant assessment tools such as language assessments, verbal reasoning tests, and abstract reasoning tests?

·        How might we automatically create closed captions for offline use to help the deaf and hard of hearing community?


The NPOs represent a variety of organizations committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities in Asia Pacific.

Korea – Korea Differently Abled Federation

Malaysia – Malaysia Pan-Disability Football Club

Philippines – AHA! Learning Center

Philippines – Atriev

Philippines – Project Inclusion

Philippines – Virtualahan

Singapore – SG Enable

Sri Lanka – MJF Charitable Foundation

Thailand – Tab Foundation

Thailand – The Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities

United Nations Development Program

Vietnam – Disability Research and Capacity Development

Best Internet Modems for Your Home

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Nowadays, there are plenty of internet connections available in the market including fiber and DSL networks. With it comes to buying an internet connection, users usually go for a service that is fast in speed and economical in price. Therefore, we recommend cable-based internet service, which is incredibly fast, stable as well as reliable. However, it is not just the connection or the provider that delivers the speed. The equipment you install for establishing the connection is equally important, therefore, in this article, we will enlighten you about the best internet modems that you can use to maximize the speed of your service.

When it comes to the equipment, the internet modem is the most important device that determines the speed of your internet. There are two ways to acquire a modem for your connection. You can either buy the modem or rent one from your provider. Many service providers offer packages that come with all the equipment required to activate the service. For instance, Spectrum Internet offers a free internet modem along with all of its high-speed internet plans. In case you are looking to purchase your own modem, here are some of the best performing options in the market:

1.    Netgear CM-500

Download Speed: 686 Mbps

Upload Speed: 132 Mbps

Channels: 16 Down, 4 Up

Warranty: 1 Year

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity,  Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Solid Performance

J Good Compatibility

L Only One-Year Warranty

L Difficult Indication Lights

Netgear CM500 is one of the best modems available on the market. It is easy to find the one that works with most of the cable service providers in the industry. This modem is quite affordable and generally has good reviews on Amazon.

2.    Arris Surfboard SB-6183

Download Speed: 686 Mbps

Upload Speed: 131 Mbps

Channels: 16 Down, 4 Up

Warranty: 2 Years

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Solid Performance with Dependability

J Good Compatibility

J Visible Indication Lights

L Poor Placement of Coaxial Cable

Arris Surfboard SB-6183 is by far the first choice of most users because of its top-notch performance and high compatibility with most providers. In addition to this, the modem comes with a two-year warranty, which is quite hard to find on internet equipment these days.

3.    Netgear CM-600

Download Speed: 960 Mbps

Upload Speed: 240 Mbps

Channels: 24 Down, 8 Up

Warranty: 1 Year

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Solid and Reliable Performance

J Affordable Price

L Only One-Year Warranty

L Tall and Large Footprint

Netgear CM-600 is ideal for users who are looking for internet speeds of more than 300 Mbps. With no latency issues, this modem comes with upgraded firmware that enables it to take the performance aspect to another level. Although the modem is tall, it does have a futuristic appearance. 

4.    TP-Link TC 7610

Download Speed: 343 Mbps

Upload Speed: 143 Mbps

Channels: 8 Down, 4 Up

Warranty: 2 Years

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Reliable Performance

J Affordable Price

L Not Compatible with High-Speed Internet

L Difficult Status Lights

TP-Link TC 7610 is perfect for households that do not require high-speed internet service. This modem comes at an economical price and works reliably with most providers, delivering speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Plus, it comes with a two-year warranty, which is another great rough user.

5.    Arris Surfboard SB-6141

Download Speed: 343 Mbps

Upload Speed: 141 Mbps

Channels: 8 Down, 4 Up

Warranty: 2 Years

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Attractive Design 

J Economical Cost

J Two-Year Warranty 

L Does Not Support High-Speed Internet

Featuring one of the best modem designs, Arris Surfboard SB-6141 is quite a dependable modem that supports internet plans going up to 100 Mbps. For most households, this modem works exceptionally well as they are looking for reasonably priced equipment with great compatibility.

6.    Linksys CM-3008

Download Speed: 343 Mbps

Upload Speed: 120 Mbps

Channels: 8 Down, 4 Up

Warranty: 1 Year

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Easy Setup  

J Reliable Performance

J Economical Price 

L Does Not Support High-Speed Internet

CM-3008 is another modem that works well in households that do not require high-speed internet connectivity. With a plain design, Linksys CM-3008 provides great functionality to users who do not want to spend much but are looking for all the features in their equipment.

7.    Arris Surfboard SB-6910

Download Speed: 1400 Mbps

Upload Speed: 262 Mbps

Channels: 32 Down, 8 Up

Warranty: 2 Years

Top Compatible Cable Providers: Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications

J Smart Design 

J Two-Year Warranty 

L Latency Issues

L Expensive

Supporting some of the fastest internet plans, Arris Surfboard SB-6910 performs exceptionally well delivering great bandwidth to backup all your online activities. However, since the modem comes with Puma 6 chipset, users have experienced some latency issues that can be resolved by updating the firmware. Apart from that, there are no performance problems in this modem.

Wrapping Up

In this article, we have mentioned some of the best internet modes in the market. Make sure that you check the compatibility with your service provider before purchasing the modem. You can contact the customer service department of your internet service provider to find out about the compatibility requirements of a modem with your internet connection.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

SMDC: Building places Filipinos can call home

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A home, to which one can call their own, is one of the most fundamental human needs for survival. In building one’s family, buying housing or investing in property is often a crucial discussion that takes into consideration price, location, amenities and even the environment as these all impact the way people and families live and grow and how communities thrive in the long-run.

Recently, the many changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Filipinos to reassess the way they live, work and reside. The topic on home ownership and residential space has only become much more prominent as its impact towards one’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing was emphasized when companies shifted to work-from-home setups and schools introduced blended learning. It has become likely that up and coming homeowners are looking for new and affordable housing that responds to the new realities of school and work, as well as a healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

For leading real estate developer SM Development Corporation (SMDC), the residential arm of SM Prime Holdings, satisfying personal needs and meeting basic survival for the homeowners of today can be done through meaningful and strategic planning and property development.

Over the years, SMDC has been continuously redefining residential spaces to bring accessibility, convenience, function, style and sustainability in the face of evolving trends and lifestyle changes—assuring prospective buyers of the great value that SMDC properties offer.

This means presenting a range of residences located in prime urban and suburban communities, conveniently situated near major road networks and transportation hubs, and designed to reflect SM’s commitment to luxurious urban living. SMDC properties bring commercial retail shops, entertainment venues, banks and leisure facilities closer to residents against a backdrop of lush and walkable spaces. Such open spaces encourage homeowners to dwell outside and take a break from the isolation that has become a norm lately, and allow residents to safely interact with their neighbors. These spaces also provide amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle among the residents.

Across the available properties, prospect homeowners are able to choose their housing type to fit their own or their family’s needs and functions with units ranging from studio rooms to deluxe two-bedroom suites. On top of being able to customize their living spaces, state-of-the-art facilities such as 24-hour security and CCTV system, fire alarm system, numerous WIFI-ready zones and standby generator set ensures continuous function and prime livability.

However, SMDC’s promise not only pertains to providing a greater quality of life, but to also have its communities take an integral role in their commitment towards sustainability. SMDC aims to promote many green living practices by designing walkable and transport-friendly developments, introducing energy-saving and eco-friendly green buildings and encouraging effective waste management programs among residents. For the property developer, homes are seen as a legacy for future generations and should be built for sustainability and for ease in future modification.

With developments still ongoing and more projects in the pipeline, SMDC allows homebuyers the opportunity to have the home of their choice. Through its affordable investment and flexible payment options, new families or young millennials will be able to live independently in communities that cater to their specific needs.

With its ability to empathize and understand current housing needs while having the foresight to address evolving requirements, SMDC continues to create sustainable and resilient living spaces for Filipinos to call their own.

School Principal Wages War on Waste in Cavite

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“It’s really easy to turn used plastic bottles into bottle bricks,” shares Rhodora Sacramento, a school principal from Cavite. “Just collect as many empty wrappers of candy or junk food as possible, then cut them into small strips and stuff them tightly inside the used plastic bottles. When full, the bottle bricks can be arranged as fences and pathway guides in our schools and homes.”

A veteran school administrator, Rhodora has been waging a War on Waste (WOW) since 2016, leading programs to minimize garbage by convincing her students to stuff plastic wrappers into bottle bricks, giving them their own personal eco-bags and persuading them to throw used bottles and cans in convenient wireframe baskets. Collected bottles and cans are then sold to recyclers. Sales proceeds reached PHP2500 in just the first three months of the program, enough to fund one of Rhodora’s school organization’s Christmas parties.

Bottle bricks were traded to Robinsons Hypermart Bacoor for canvas eco-bags. The bottle bricks were used to build homes for the Yangil tribe in Zambales, while the eco-bags were distributed to Cavite students for their personal use. To further motivate students to maintain the school’s cleanliness, certificates and prizes were awarded to the cleanest rooms at the end of the school year.

“Our War on Waste has drastically reduced the garbage we generate. From around 20 garbage bags a week, we were down to five,” reveals Rhodora, who is currently principal of the Mabolo Elementary School in Bacoor.

The plucky principal is just one of many champions promoting viable ways to reduce plastic waste, preventing them from entering Philippine waterways. She says there are more solutions that can be developed and shared by other schools across the country.

According to the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Cavite generated an average of 1514 tons of waste daily in 2018, 22% or 333 tons of which could still be recycled. The Imus River traverses the highest waste-generating cities in Cavite – Bacoor, DasmariƱas and Imus – making it a conveyor belt for leaked plastic waste flowing out to Manila Bay.

“The Philippines has good solid waste management laws, like Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act,” explains Norlan Talay, a barangay secretary in the municipality of Silang. “The problem is effective implementation, because there are too many residents and too few enforcers. Aside from ramping up enforcement efforts, we need residents to be more cooperative in managing waste. We should do all we can to take care of the world our past generations left us.”

Funded by the Government of Norway, Project ASEANO is led by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Indonesia in close collaboration with the PEMSEA Resource Facility and ASEAN Secretariat under the purview of the endorsing ASEAN sectoral body, the ASEAN Working Group on Coastal and Marine Environment (AWGCME).

Project ASEANO promotes the development of sound and sustainable measures to reduce the impacts of plastic pollution and their implications on socioeconomic development and the environment. The project focuses on the local level, with Cavite’s Imus River as one of two project sites in Southeast Asia.

The results of the project will be synthesized into knowledge products (LGU toolkit and best practices policy handbook, monitoring tools and technologies for plastics management and so forth) that can be used as a reference by local governments across the ASEAN region with similar priority management concerns.

How Residents Can Reduce Their Garbage

“Residents can do a lot to minimize the trash they generate. On the household level, they should start with proper segregation, separating waste from items that can still be reused, salvaged or recycled,” says Dr. Ed Lineses of De La Salle University DasmariƱas, who led a part of Project ASEANO’s series of studies. “Households can also choose not to use plastic. There are many things we can buy without using plastic packaging. Policymakers should also be more creative in finding ways to incentivize the refusal of plastics by collaborating with sellers, giving them sensible incentives to minimize their reliance on single-use plastics.”

Through the efforts of local champions like principal Rhodora, Asian waterways might soon become a bit cleaner and clearer.

“If a war on waste is what it takes to clean our rivers, then so be it. Schools are one avenue, apart from households to educate young people on the 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. The youth are destined to inherit the future, but how it looks shall depend on what they choose to do today,” concludes PEMSEA executive director Aimee Gonzales.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Microsoft introduces Microsoft Security Experts to help organizations achieve more secure, compliant, and productive outcom

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Microsoft announced that it is offering new and expanded services for security under a new service category, Microsoft Security Experts. Security Experts includes three new managed services—Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting, Microsoft Defender Experts for extended detection and response (XDR), Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise—as well as two existing services, Microsoft Security Experts for Modernization, and Microsoft Security Experts for Incident Response.

The security landscape has become increasingly challenging and complex for all customers. Threats have grown at an alarming rate over the last year, and cybercrime is now expected to cost the world US$10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from US$3 trillion a decade ago and US$6 trillion in 2021.

Last year, Microsoft Security blocked over 9.6 billion malware threats and more than 35.7 billion phishing and other malicious emails. Microsoft Security is actively tracking more than 35 ransomware families and 250 unique threat actors across observed nation-state, ransomware, and criminal activities, and its technology has blocked more than 900 brute force password theft attempts every second.

Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance and Identity at Microsoft, said: “As attacks increase in scale, so must our defenses. It’s getting harder every day for organizations to build and maintain a full security team, let alone one with the ever-expanding skillset required to meet the range of today’s security demands. This is why we are launching Microsoft Security Experts, which combines expert-trained technology with human-led services to help organizations achieve more secure, compliant, and productive outcomes. It is our vision of delivering this category of services end-to-end, across security, compliance, identity, management, and privacy.”

New Managed Services from Microsoft Security

Microsoft has designed three new managed services that will help partners and customers scale their team of experts to fit their needs, without having to face hiring and training challenges.

1. Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting is for customers who have a robust security operations center but want Microsoft to help them proactively hunt for threats across Microsoft Defender data, including endpoints, Office 365, cloud applications, and identity.

Microsoft’s experts will investigate anything they find and hand off the contextual alert information and remediation instructions to the business for it to quickly respond. The ‘Experts on Demand’ offering will also provide businesses access to consultations with a Microsoft expert about a specific incident, nation-state actor, or attack vector. Businesses will also receive specific recommendations to help them understand and improve their security posture.

Defender Experts for Hunting will be generally available from mid-2022, and interested customers can request to be part of the preview.

2. Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR

Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR is available for customers who need to extend the capacity of their security operations center. It is a managed XDR service that extends beyond endpoints to provide detection and response across Microsoft 365 Defender, investigating alerts, and using automation and human expertise to respond to incidents alongside the business’ security team. This service allows the business to stay in control and reduce costs, excess noise, and manual processes.

Defender Experts for XDR will move into preview in late 2022.

3. Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise

Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise is available for large enterprises looking for more comprehensive, high-touch managed services from Microsoft experts. This comprehensive, expert-led service combines proactive threat hunting and managed XDR, leveraging Microsoft’s complete security information and event management (SIEM) and XDR stack to protect all cloud environments and all platforms. Dedicated Microsoft security experts will manage onboarding, daily interaction, practice modernization, and incident response for businesses.

Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise is sold through a custom statement of work and is available today; interested enterprise customers can contact their Account Executive to learn more.

Existing Security Services

Microsoft Security currently already offers a broad set of services for incident response and advisory through its Microsoft Industry Solutions group. These service offerings are designed to support customers in times of crisis and to help them modernize their security practices. They will become part of the Microsoft Security Experts portfolio moving forward and will be delivered by Microsoft’s global team of professional services experts.

1. Microsoft Security Services for Modernization

Microsoft Security Services for Modernization is for customers who want to take advantage of Microsoft best practices and know-how as they embrace new modern security capabilities and embark on their security transformation.

It provides consulting services that help customers at any stage of their security journey modernize their security posture and embrace a Zero Trust approach. Microsoft’s modernization services utilize extensive cybersecurity knowledge and industry expertise gathered over 35 years to keep businesses secure.

2. Microsoft Security Services for Incident Response

Microsoft Security Services for Incident Response supports customers before, during and after a breach. Incident response and recovery experts will help customers remove a bad actor from their environment, remediate their defenses after a breach, and build resilience against future attacks. Microsoft’s global team of experts will leverage their strategic partnerships with security organizations and governments globally, as well as with internal Microsoft product groups, to respond to incidents and help customers secure their most sensitive, critical environments. ​

Increased Investment in Managed XDR Partners

According to Gartner, 50% of organizations will be using managed detection and response services to contain threats by 2025. Microsoft is fully committed to working with an ecosystem of partners and technologies that provide customers the flexibility to choose what works for them, and to leverage those trusted relationships for the best outcomes and returns on their investment.

To help enable its managed detection and response partners meet this growing demand, Microsoft will be making an incremental multimillion-dollar financial investment this coming year in its managed XDR partner community in three key areas:
Implementing a new managed XDR partner designation within the Microsoft Intelligence Security Association (MISA) to unlock an expanded set of co-marketing benefits, to ensure partner offerings are front and center in each customer conversation.
Launching a new co-sell benefit for managed XDR partners, to help them build their business around Microsoft’s advanced security products.

Building new APIs to help ensure partners have access to Microsoft threat intelligence.

These new investments will expand the way Microsoft integrates with its managed XDR partners and create exciting new go-to-market opportunities. More information on the new partner investments will be available during Microsoft’s worldwide partner conference taking place in July 2022, Microsoft Inspire. Further information can also be accessed via the Microsoft Security Experts Partner page.

Visit Microsoft Security Experts’ website to learn more about its solutions.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sheraton Manila Bay unveils new signature bar, coffee, and market concept with &More by Sheraton

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Sheraton Manila Bay unveils the first &More by Sheraton outlet in the Philippines with a grand launch cocktail event on April 28, 2022 at the hotel’s newly renovated main lobby. The event was attended by key influencers, media partners, and guests who were served with sumptuous buffet of &More signature cuisine and an overflowing sample of the outlet’s artisan coffees and cocktail concoctions savored amid the soothing backdrop of live acoustic performances of Sonny and Sunshine.

The event was opened with an inviting and equally moving welcoming remarks from the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Juvy Agudon who recalled the &More’s culinary journey to fruition. To launch Manila’s newest food and beverage hub, Sheraton Manila Bay’s General Manager, Richard Masselin described &More by Sheraton’s unique and inspiring branded concept, shared the upcoming hotel renovations and projects, and introduced the talented culinary team that brought the concept to life, including new Executive Chef Plaridelo Adora; F&B Manager, Karla Delos Reyes; &More Coffee Experience Master, Ronnie Sararana; and Unspoken Bar Mixologist, Aliuss Abrazado. A symbolic champagne toasting led by hotel’s executive committee marked the official opening of &More by Sheraton to the public.

&More by Sheraton is an elevated food & beverage space that is part bar, part coffee shop, and part market. It is a central pillar of the Sheraton brand’s vision of gathering people, transitioning guests and diners seamlessly from day to night with food & beverage options that are locally sourced, easy to consume while working, and customizable to accommodate all tastes and schedules. The &More by Sheraton boasts of a contemporary, upscale interior that features a bar, market display, extensive pastry counter, energy zone with basketball ring, private booths completed with electrical socket and comfortable seating for maximum productivity, a community table, and a private meeting room.

&More by Sheraton also aims to showcase local culture and heritage by featuring local artists and talents. Ushering the roster of artisans to be featured at &More by Sheraton, the grand launch event opened the pottery exhibit entitled “Out of Sagada”, which featured the pottery pieces of Siegrid Bangyay, a renowned pottery artist from Sagada, Mountain Province.

Siegrid Bangyay is a member of the Applai Kankanaey indigenous group and her work reflects the multiple influences derived from nature and tradition of Cordillera. Her pottery mirrors the grace of form and the purity and texture of the indigenous glazes. Siegrid also pioneered the integration of bamboo and woven rattan elements to her pottery creations. Some of her signature pieces are prominently displayed at &More by Sheraton Energy Zone including the “Facebowl” and “Hairy Pot” pieces. The exhibit was opened from April 28 to May 8, 2022. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the pieces will be donated to San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly and Bahay Tuluyan, a non-profit organization for children's welfare.

&More by Sheraton is located at the Main Lobby, Sheraton Manila Bay, M. Adriatico cor. Gen Malvar Sts. Malate, Manila. For reservation please call +632 5318 0788 or email Like us on Facebook and Instagram @sheratonmanilabay and Twitter at @sheratonmnlbay. For more information, please visit our website at

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