Saturday, August 27, 2022

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival will celebrate its 21st edition by returning to the big screens in Manila, and extending to Malaysia and Australia

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From October 5 to 16, 2022, the 21st edition of PELÍCULA-Spanish Film Festival will return to face-to-face screenings. After two years of having a virtual festival, PELÍCULA will screen around twenty movies in three venues of Metro-Manila including Shangri-La Plaza, Cine Adarna at UP Diliman, and Instituto Cervantes Intramuros branch.

Since its creation in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, PELíCULA has been an annual attraction in Philippine theatres. After the height of the Covid-19 crisis which forced cinemas to close worldwide and caused audiences of PELíCULA to migrate online, the festival returns to the big screen, on a first-come, first-served free admission basis. Furthermore, the Festival will also host face-to-face online screenings in Malaysia and Australia, as well as the Philippines.

In the Philippines, the Festival will open on October 5 with El buen patrón (Fernando León de Aranoa, 2021), a comedy starring Javier Bardem. Other comedies in the line-up include La boda de Rosa (Icíar Bollaín, 2020), El test (Dani de la Orden, 2022), Con quién viajas (Martín Cuervo, 2021). The official entries also include documentaries such as A las mujeres de España. María Lejárraga (Laura Hojman, 2022), dramas such as Maixabel (Icíar Bollaín, 2021) or El olvido que seremos (Fernando Trueba, 2020), and thrillers like La hija (Manuel Martín Cuenca, 2021).

PELÍCULA will also feature Latin American films such as the Colombian documentary Jinetes del Paraíso (Talia Osorio Cardona, 2020), the Panamenian comedy Algo azul (Mariel García Spooner, 2021), and Competencia oficial, a Spanish-Argentinean comedy directed in 2021 by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, and featuring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez.

Just like in the previous editions, audiences may vote for their favorite films in the Audience Choice Awards. Established in 2004, the award will be given to the film that the viewers have voted as the best of the Festival. Since its establishment in 2004, it has been a very popular tradition in the Festival and is kept alive even through the festival’s transition online. In its 21st edition, both face-to-face and online audiences will be able to rate the films right after having viewed them. The film with the highest ratings will again receive this year’s Audience Choice Award and will be screened again during the closing of PELICULA 2022, on October 16.

To celebrate the 21st edition of the cinematographic showcase, there will be a short series of movies coming from the Basque Country (featuring Handia, and Oreina, among others); plus a special selection of classic Spanish films, to be shown online. These films are Esa pareja feliz (Juan Antonio Bardem & Luis García Berlanga, 1951), Muerte de un ciclista (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1953), Mamá cumple cien años (Carlos Saura, 1979) and El sur (Víctor Erice, 1983).

Since its first editions PELíCULA has programmed activities aiming to be a meeting point between the Philippine and Spanish cultures. In line with this, the Festival is honored to premiere Con tu latido. Fillipinas canta a Aute, the film of a concert-tribute to Spanish-Filipino musician and artist Luis Eduardo Aute, born in Manila in 1943. The screening is scheduled for 11 October, at Instituto Cervantes (Intramuros branch).

Philippine cinema was born in the Spanish language and almost all film-related terms in Filipino are in Spanish (such as pelikula, sine, direktor, aktor, contrabida, etc.), proof of the rich cinematic history shared between Spain and the Philippines. With this in mind, PELíCULA will be holding “En corto: Short films from the Philippines and Spain”, an activity which will feature recent short films from both countries.

PELíCULA 2022 is an initiative of Instituto Cervantes in Manila and Sydney, the Embassies of Spain in the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia, and the AECID, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Instituto Etxepare, Filmoteca Vasca, the Embassy of Colombia in the Philippines, the Embassy of Panama in the Philippines, the UP Film Institute, the University of the Philippines, Intramuros Administration, Vibal Foundation, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Rustan’s, and La Pícara.

All the movies are in Spanish (or their original language) with English subtitles. For updates on the Festival, please visit the website of the Festival ( or the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes de Manila:

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Business Lunch Meeting in Doha

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Going to Qatar for a business trip means making the most of your visit here.

Whether you’re here to speak with your venture partners or investors, search for a business location, hire possible employees, or meet your team or clients, you need to maximize every minute you spend in the country.

One way you can make the most of your visit to Qatar is by hosting a business lunch meeting at one of the best restaurants in Doha.

A business or work lunch meeting is less formal than a traditional get-together with your business partners, investors or team, enabling everyone to feel more comfortable and encouraging them to speak more freely.

Although the atmosphere is more relaxed and conversational, you can stay focused on the agenda when you properly plan the business lunch meeting.

Hosting a Productive Business Lunch Meeting

If you are organizing a business lunch meeting in Qatar for the first time, ensure its success by following these tips:

Choose the right restaurant.

Although you can host the business lunch meeting in your office if you have one, having it in a restaurant offers more advantages so it’s worth considering this option.

As mentioned, restaurants have a relaxed ambiance, which can encourage the participants to speak and engage more. Moreover, there are fewer interruptions during the meeting when you host it out of the office.

However, you must choose the right restaurant to have a successful business lunch meeting.

First, ensure all the attendees won’t have any difficulty getting to the venue. The restaurant should be easily accessible to them by public transportation.

It should also have ample parking space for participants who will bring their own vehicles.

In most instances, the best mall in Doha meets these requirements. As such, consider hosting the business lunch meeting in a restaurant here.

If you have shortlisted a possible venue, find out if there is ample seating room in the main dining area. If you need privacy and a quieter place, check if the restaurant has a function room you can rent.

Additionally, find out if you can reserve a table or the function room in advance so that you won’t have to wait to be seated and served on the day of your meeting.

Lastly, you would do well to check the menu of your preferred restaurant beforehand. Find out if it has an assortment of dishes so that attendees with dietary restrictions can still enjoy a meal.

Create a lunch meeting agenda.

Since out-of-office business meetings tend to be more relaxed, there is a chance that you and the attendees may not be able to touch on or discuss some important details.

You can avoid this problem by using a meeting agenda.

Make an outline of everything you want to do and the topics you need to cover during the meeting. Create a schedule for each activity or subject to ensure you go through all of them.

Have someone help you stay on your schedule to avoid skipping anything important.

If you have a small group for the meeting, try to find ways to get each attendee to participate.

Make sure your schedule also includes sufficient time for everyone to enjoy their meal.

Send your meeting invitations in advance.

Once you have your venue and meeting agenda, create your meeting invitations and send these to your guests.

Keep in mind that some of your intended attendees might have busy schedules every day and need to be informed in advance to include the meeting in their timetable.

Sending your invitations as soon as possible allows your attendees to adjust their plans and attend your meeting.

Moreover, emailing your invitations in advance allows the participants to add this event to their calendars and create reminders quickly.

Consider adding your meeting agenda to the invitation so the attendees know what to expect and can prepare their questions or anything they want to say during the event.

Inform the attendees about the menu choices.

Asking the meeting participants to order during the meeting could take plenty of time.

You can minimize the time the attendees need to decide what they want to order by sending them copies of the restaurant menu and asking them to choose what they want to eat in advance.

Sending the menu items in advance also allows you to know if one or more of your attendees can’t order anything from it due to allergies or dietary restrictions.

In such a situation, you can ask the restaurant staff to prepare dishes that your guests can safely eat.

Assign an official notetaker.

Even if the meeting takes place in a restaurant, you need to have notes of everything that gets discussed.

Notes let you keep track of a multifaceted meeting. These can also help you remember a list of the key meeting takeaways.

If you have an assistant, ensure they take notes. If not, ask a team member to do this during the event.

Having someone handle this can help you fully immerse yourself in the meeting and engage in more meaningful discussions with the attendees.

A business lunch meeting allows you to discuss important matters with people you need to meet and speak with in Qatar. It is also an excellent way to sample the amazing food offerings in this country.

6 Best All-Time Tips for a Comfortable and Safe Road Trip

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Sometimes, all you need is to go on a long drive to get away from everything that gives you stress. Even a simple day trip can help you get things in perspective, so just imagine what you can achieve if you go on a long one.

But before you ‘keep calm and travel on’, you need to make sure that you’re comfortable and safe during these trips. To help you achieve that, try the following six best all-time road trip planning tips you should keep in mind:

Have a plan.

The best thing you can do to boost your safety on your road trip is to plan for it ahead of time. Most long-distance trips are scheduled well in advance to allow plenty of time for ironing out the details.

To begin, map out your journey. You can use a mobile app for this or even an actual paper map if you find that more convenient to use.

Remember to pick out a few alternate routes beforehand if your primary road of choice is blocked because of road repairs, an accident, or some other reason.

When you’re planning your route, make sure you find stopping points along the way. This can be a place of lodging, fuel, or even food.

Once you’re done with that, proceed to write a packing checklist for the journey. Then, build a to-do list that should include car maintenance tasks, like tyre changes, engine fixes, or even a mobile car wash, to make sure your vehicle is comfortable to ride and drive.

Sleep well before the drive.

Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s rest. In fact, this is one of the most important things you could do to prepare for an extended drive.

Make sure you have at least seven hours of sleep for two consecutive nights. This will help you build up the energy reserves you require for the task ahead.

It also pays to schedule your road trip in the morning after sleeping the night before, instead of after an exhausting day at work. The only exception is if your travel plans involve stopping for the night in one of the stopping points you plotted earlier.

Try to avoid being on the road between midnight and 6 a.m. since this is when the body temperature drops and people feel naturally drowsy.

Inspect your car ahead of time.

Inspect your vehicle before a long drive. Like you, your car needs to be prepped for the potentially exhausting road trip.

You should also consider bringing your car to a mechanic for any necessary repairs that may hinder your car from functioning optimally. Even if there’s nothing significant to fix, it’s still best to have a trained expert eye look at the engine and other parts of the vehicle to ensure it won’t fail while on the road.

To be safe, bring your vehicle for routine maintenance and tune-up a few days before the drive.

Pay attention to the road.

Driving can sometimes come as second nature for people who’ve been behind the wheel for half their lives. However, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, especially if you’ve been on the road continuously for an extended time.

Remember: The longer you drive, the easier it can be to lose your focus.

Adding your phone into the equation can only make things worse, so keep it away while driving. Or if you must use it, pull over.

Don’t let your mind wander into other things that won’t bring you to your destination safely.

To maintain the level of alertness required for the task, be sure to sit up straight. Before driving, adjust your seat so that your body is upright to promote optimal blood flow.

If you feel like you’re going into a driving ‘trance’, adjust your sitting position. Then, take a deep breath and make adjustments for your maximum comfort (e.g., lean slightly to the left if your right hip feels sore).

Some scents, like peppermint, can also help you stay awake and focused. The smell can serve as an all-natural pick-me-up that helps to increase alertness and reduce fatigue.

You can use a car air freshener with this scent or simply chew a minty gum. The repetitive process of chewing also helps boost alertness and blood circulation.

Take occasional breaks.

It’s also smart to take breaks at regular intervals during your drive. You can do this for every 160 kilometres you are on the road. You may also include the rest stops in your schedule in a two- or three-hour interval.

In fact, even if you’re headed somewhere that’s just one hour away, you still need to take at least one pit-stop to stretch your legs and back.

Sitting for long periods can be hard on your lower back. The compression may lead to numbness, pain, and even a tingling sensation in your legs. It can also cause your hips and neck to feel tight.

To prevent this, stop the vehicle and go out for a walk and stretch a bit once in a while.

It is also vital that you avoid pushing yourself to drive late into the night. Since night is the time when you’re usually asleep, it can be challenging to keep your eyes open behind the wheel.

If you’re feeling drowsy, consider switching drivers. If you’re the only driver, stop the vehicle and get some shuteye.

Bring first aid kits for your passengers and car.

There are two types of first aid kits you’ll need on your road trip: one for the passengers and another for your vehicle.

The kit for people must have the essential medical supplies, such as:




Medical tape

Cotton balls and swabs

Cold packs

Scissors and tweezers

A thermometer

Rubber gloves

Breathing barriers (e.g., surgical mask)

You’ll also need to bring emergency medicines for cough and colds, pain, fever, and stomach ache. Don’t forget anti-allergy medications and other maintenance drugs you need for some chronic ailments, like diabetes, asthma, and hypertension.

For your car, a first aid kit basically means your mechanic’s toolbox that should contain:


Hex keys



Duct Tape

Box cutter

Tyre gauge

Portable air pump

Tyre jack


You must also have a fire extinguisher, road reflectors, jumper cables, and a window breaker or seatbelt cutter. And don’t forget your spare tyres in case you’re somewhere that a mobile service cannot reach for tyre change.

Also, bring the following extra car supplies in case you run out while on the road:

Brake fluid

Engine oil


Windshield washer fluid

Power steering fluid

Transmission fluid

Drive Safely and Comfortably

Long drives can provide you with much-needed stress relief when planned right.

Follow the tips listed in this article to ensure you stay safe and comfortable during your road trip.

How to Make Your Staycation Accommodation in Dubai More Comfortable for Your Family

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“Staycation” remains one of the most popular words in everyone’s travel dictionaries today. It’s the perfect solution for families who want a change of setting and scenery and to relax for a day or two without the hassles of going on a long trip.

However, going on a staycation in Dubai with your family sometimes comes with a few challenges, particularly if you have young children. Kids thrive in familiarity; bringing them to a place they haven’t been to before can affect their routine, making them cranky or less easy to manage.

When your children are irritable and more challenging than usual because they are in an unfamiliar place, everyone’s getaway will be affected. Therefore, you and your family won’t be able to enjoy your staycation as much as you want to.

Fortunately, there are various ways you can make the apartments in Dubai you rent for your staycation feel like home for your family.

And when everyone feels comfortable in your accommodation, you can make your getaway more fun, relaxing, and memorable.

Creating Homey Staycation Accommodations

Below are some tips you can follow to make your accommodation more comfortable for your staycation in Dubai:

Bring your kids’ creature comforts.

As mentioned, children thrive in familiarity and routine. Staying in a strange place for a few days could cause them to display unlikeable behaviours that can lead to stressful and unpleasant situations that will affect your staycation.

To minimise your little ones’ tantrums and unpleasant behaviours during your getaway, ensure you pack everything that will bring them a sense of familiarity and home.

Some of the important items you have to bring for your young children include:

Favourite toys, stuffed animals, and books
Baby blanket
Small pillow
Favourite pyjamas, slippers, shoes, and towel

Don’t forget to bring plenty of their favourite foods. These include packs of biscuits, cereals, pudding cups, dried fruits, and juice boxes.

If you’re still formula feeding your kids, make sure you bring their bottles and cans of their milk as well.

Introduce familiar scents.

The right fragrances can also make your staycation accommodation feel homier for your family.

If there are vases in the flat, put the same fresh flowers you often use to decorate your abode. The fragrance they release will remind everyone of home.

If you often use an air freshener spray at home, bring it and spritz it in each room to introduce this familiar fragrance to your accommodation.

You can also bring your humidifier and favourite essential oils if you use these at home. Aside from giving the accommodation a familiar scent, the device and oils can help clean the air and provide everyone with some health benefits, including reducing stress and uplifting everyone’s moods.

However, avoid bringing and using scented candles since they are fire hazards.

Add homey touches to the bedroom.

Holiday rentals have beddings made of great quality textiles to make the guests’ stay as comfortable as possible.

However, even though they are pretty to look at and soft to touch, most of the time, they don’t remind you of home.

Since you don’t have to travel far, consider bringing some of your beddings. It won’t be difficult to carry pillows, so bring your own, particularly the ones your little ones use to reduce their unfamiliarity and homesickness.

If bringing plenty of pillows is not possible, opt for pillow covers instead.

Additionally, remind everyone to bring their own slippers so that their feet will stay warm and comfy as they walk around the accommodation.

Make sure everyone packs their favourite pyjamas and bathrobes as well, which are also a must for feeling cosy in their bedrooms and after taking a bath. Lastly, encourage them to bring books if they often read before turning in.

Use the kitchen.

Food is another thing that can remind everyone of home even when they are in a different place. As such, use the kitchen a few times during your staycation.

Drop by the supermarket to buy the ingredients for your family’s favourite dishes so that you can cook them. Shop for some pantry essentials as well so that everyone can have something they can snack on anytime.

To ensure you’ll have everything you need to whip up some meals, find out beforehand what equipment and utensils are available in the kitchen. If there are some missing items, you’ll have to bring them.

The smell from the dishes you’ll cook won’t fail to make everyone feel at ease, even in an unfamiliar place. Moreover, your family will appreciate the home-cooked meal.

However, don’t cook every meal. Remember that you’re still on vacation, so don’t spend all your time in the kitchen.

Bring basic cleaning supplies.

Although your accommodation is clean and organised when you arrive and it will be tidied up once you leave, keeping it spotless during your stay will go a long way in helping everyone feel comfortable during your staycation.

As such, during your grocery run, buy the following:

Toilet paper
Kitchen roll
Microfibre cloths
Dishwashing liquid
Disinfectant wipes
Bin bags
Laundry bags

Spot-clean whenever there are spills or dirt on the floor, tables, and counters. Also, avoid piling used pots and pans, dining ware, and utensils; wash them as soon as possible.

Make sure to put all rubbish in the bag-lined bins. Replace and put them in the disposal area once they are full.

Also, give each of your family members a laundry bag and instruct them to put their soiled clothes here instead of piling them on the bed, chairs, or closet.

Plan some entertainment.

Lastly, keeping your family entertained is an excellent way of making them feel more comfortable during your staycation.

Find out in advance if the accommodation has Wi-Fi so that you can plan on binge-watching some movies and TV shows. If there is an Internet connection, give everyone time to check their social media pages and play some games on their devices.

Don’t forget to bring an HDMI cable so you can connect your laptop to the television in case it is not a smart TV.

Also, pack some board games and playing cards so that you’ll have alternative sources of entertainment.

If your accommodation has a swimming pool, beach access, or a nearby park or garden, make sure you visit these places so that you don’t end up spending all your time indoors during your getaway.

With these simple tips and techniques, your staycation with your family in your choice of accommodation in Dubai will be more fun and memorable.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Creating Possibilities: PLDT and Smart enable Unity Digital’s Tower Monitoring Services with IoT

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PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country’s largest fully integrated telecommunications provider PLDT, has enabled Unity Digital Infrastructure, a joint venture between Aboitiz InfraCapital and Partners Group, by powering the efficient management and monitoring of its common towers across the country through PLDT’s suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions called Internet of Possibilities, or IoP.

This capability will help Unity to save on resources and concentrate on providing better services to its present and future clients composed of telecom service providers, enabling them, in turn, to provide better telecommunications services to Filipinos. Unity builds and operates telecommunication towers and supporting infrastructure across the country to complement the efforts of Mobile Network Operators.

PLDT’s IoP enables Unity’s tools that support real-time updates on their common towers’ health, power usage, and status without having to deploy field agents to physically inspect sites all the time.

Powered by PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), IoP was designed to enable companies to be more efficient through its IoT Platform that monitors IoT SIM cards, which when inserted onto smart devices, can unlock the possibilities of automating workflows, such as easy monitoring of assets through location tracking and remote monitoring.

“This solution by PLDT and Smart enables a new world of possibilities for the tower operations of Unity. It would help us optimize the key aspects of our business processes which will ultimately enhance our services to our clientele,” said Lucky Martinez, Operations and Maintenance Manager of Unity Digital Infrastructure Inc.

“As the largest, fully integrated telco in the country, the PLDT Group is best positioned to help revolutionize our local industries through facilitating an IoT-enabled environment. Our goal is to enable companies to realize the benefits of incorporating the value of automation as part of their digital transformation,” said Nico Alcoseba, FVP and Head of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing, PLDT.

“When clients experience improved operations, they are empowered to visualize the possibilities they can further achieve through the use of technology. PLDT and Smart seek to enable enterprise technologies to help them maximize their productivity and efficiency with the help of our digital solutions such as PLDT-Smart IoP,” said Chet Alviz, VP and Head for Wireless Solutions at Enterprise Product Management and Marketing, PLDT.

“We are grateful for Unity’s trust in our capability to boost their operations by facilitating efficient and effective monitoring of their assets through the PLDT-Smart IoP solution, and we commit our best to fulfill our part in connecting a Smarter Philippines,” Alviz added.

Apart from tower monitoring, PLDT’s IoP also supports other industries such as logistics where one can now easily deploy a virtual fleet of connected vehicles via real-time tracking to ensure that deliveries are on time and in the correct location, and healthcare providers to remotely monitor their healthcare devices to provide better services to patients. Other industries that can benefit from the said platform include agriculture, manufacturing, education, and utilities, among others.

Cover Photo Credit: Unity Digital   

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Save the Children Philippines, partners commemorate lifesaving work for and with children; drives agenda to address SDG goal 2 on zero hunger

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Save the Children Philippines held a partners’ day at Sheraton Manila Hotel, the official event venue partner, to recognize the valuable role of its corporate and institutional donors, gift-in-kind donors and media agencies for their commitment in uplifting the lives of Filipino children most impacted by inequality and discrimination – from raising awareness on issues faced by children to generously funding and supporting the programs of Save the Children.

One of the event’s highlights was when guests were served with a small portion of rice and kropek (fish crackling) – a typical meal of the children in Samar. This experience was a glimpse of reality to the 3.4 million Filipino families who experience hunger.

“Hunger is depriving a generation of Filipino children of their rights and heavily impacts their growth and development. The role of the private sector and corporate partners, as well as institutional donors, is ever expanding. Your support and active participation are crucial in accelerating progress for children and creating a lasting change in their lives,” said Atty. Albert Muyot, Save the Children Philippines CEO.

In 2021, Save the Children Philippines was able to reach 4.4 million individuals, including children, through its health and nutrition, education, protection, and humanitarian work in 15 regions in the Philippines.

“Save the Children cannot do it alone. The government, civil society groups and NGOs, communities, children and their families, and of course, the private sector including your respective companies, - need to work together to put an end to child hunger in the Philippines. We need a whole -of -nation approach,” Ms. Universe Charity Pauline Amelinckx.

Mars-Wrigley Foundation, Cargill, and Sony Corporation were awarded with the Grant Funding Merit for providing support that enabled Save the Children to conceptualize and implement longer term projects from start to completion.

Corporate Fundraisers, Marriott Worldwide Business Councils Philippines, Real Asset Management, and Atlassian were granted with the Corporate Fundraiser Merit for funding and supporting Save the Children Philippines’ health, education, protection, and humanitarian work.

The Campaign Merit Award was awarded to Micro Focus, Axa Asia & Africa, and Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc., for providing creative resources to the organization to effectively raise awareness in campaigns such as #SavetheChildrenfromHunger.

QBE Foundation, Shein, and Prudence Foundation were granted the Emergency Response Merit award for assisting in Super Typhoon Odette Response in Bohol, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte.

Netsuite, Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc., and Robinsons Handyman Inc., provided essential and strategic resources for Save the Children Philippines’ programs allowing the organization to increase its support to affected children and their families.

GMA Network, Business Mirror, and ABS-CBN were awarded with Media Merit for their important work in raising public awareness on the issues, challenges, and situation of Filipino children and their families.

“Because of your unwavering support we have a new generation of children who are better prepared to meet present and future challenges,” said Mike Novell, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children Philippines.

The event showcased an interactive exhibit of products and services of Save the Children and its partners. Actor Adrian Lindayag graced the event with a special performance.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival will celebrate its 21st edition by returning to the big screens in Manila, Malaysia and Australia

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From October 5 to 16, 2022, the 21st edition of PELÍCULA-Spanish Film Festival will return to face-to-face screenings. After two years of having a virtual festival, PELÍCULA will screen around twenty movies in three venues of Metro-Manila -–Shangri-La Plaza, Cine Adarna at UP Diliman, and Instituto Cervantes Intramuros branch.

Since its creation in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, PELíCULA has been an annual attraction in Philippine theatres. After the Covid-19 crisis, which forced cinemas to close worldwide and caused audiences of PELíCULA to migrate online, the festival returns to the big screen, on a first-come, first-served free admission basis. Furthermore, the Festival will also host face-to-face online screenings in Malaysia and Australia.

In the Philippines, the Festival will open on October 5 with El buen patrón (Fernando León de Aranoa, 2021), a comedy starring Javier Bardem. Other comedies in the line-up include El test (Dani de la Orden, 2022), Con quién viajas (Martín Cuervo, 2021). The official entries also include documentaries such as A las mujeres de España. María Lejárraga (Laura Hojman, 2022), dramas such as Maixabel (Icíar Bollaín, 2021) or El olvido que seremos (Fernando Trueba, 2020), and thrillers like La hija (Manuel Martín Cuenca, 2021).

PELÍCULA will also feature Latin American films such as the Colombian documentary Jinetes del Paraíso (Talia Osorio Cardona, 2020), the Panamenian comedy Algo azul (Mariel García Spooner, 2021), and Competencia oficial, a Spanish-Argentinean comedy directed in 2021 by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, and featuring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez.

To celebrate the 21st edition of the cinematographic showcase, there will be a special selection of clasic Spanish films. These films are Esa pareja feliz (Juan Antonio Bardem & Luis García Berlanga, 1951), Muerte de un ciclista (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1953), Mamá cumple cien años (Carlos Saura, 1979) and El sur (Víctor Erice, 1983).

PELíCULA 2022 is an initiative of Instituto Cervantes in Manila and Sydney, the Embassies of Spain in the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia, and the AECID, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, ICAA, the Embassy of Colombia in the Philippines, the Embassy of Panama in the Philippines, the UP Film Institute, the University of the Philippines and Intramuros Administration.

All the movies are in Spanish (or their original language) with English subtitles. For updates on the Festival, please visit the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes:

SMDC opens Now Residences Showroom and Office in Pampang

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SM Development Corporation (SMDC) solidified its presence in Pampanga with the newly-opened Now Residences Showroom and Office in SM City Clark Pampanga. The blessing and inauguration ceremony was held last Thursday, August 18.

As the trailblazing developer expands its footprint, SMDC President Jose Mari Banzon underlines how they have been “ever-present and invested” in the province, with residential developments that allow its people to prosper. “We have served as a conduit of inclusive growth in Mabalacat, and we plan to do the same in the exceptionally progressive City of Angeles,” Banzon said.

Masterfully-designed, future-ready, and optimized for progress, Now Residences is a gated, mid-rise residential garden community that offers a glimpse into the future of real estate. The development sits in one of the most sought-after real estate investment hotspots in the country — propelled by world-class infrastructure developments such as the Clark International Airport, and the Pampanga Megalopolis Plan that eyes the province as the business and financial center of Northern Luzon and a counter-magnet to Metro Manila.

A testament to the promise of the development, the Now Residences Showroom and Office offers a preview to the luxurious, sustainable lifestyle that awaits for more Filipinos, and features model units for viewing.

To know more about SMDC’s Now Residences, follow SMDC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Tiktok, or visit the SMDC website.

Big Win for Sheraton Manila Bay at the Philippine Culinary Cup

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The Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) is one of the most awaited and prestigious culinary competition in the country held at SMX Convention Center.

The PCC is the only culinary competition endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) in the Philippines which serves an internationally-recognized platform for Filipino chefs to hone their skills and showcase their talents in the culinary field. The culinary competition was made possible with the collaboration of the LTB Chefs Association Philippines, the Pastry Alliance of the Philippines and PEPTarsus Corp. and holds the highest standard in culinary competition guidelines allowing only accredited WACS judges for each category.

Competing against participants from different hotels, restaurants, and culinary schools, Sheraton Manila Bay stands triumphant again at this year’s biggest culinary tournament as Hotel Sous Chef Daryl Vance Yulo Sy once again takes home the highest Silver award for “Dream Team Category” and wins Bronze in US Beef, US Lamb, and Plant-Based categories. Joining him on the podium is Sheraton Manila Bay Chef de Partie Mara Matias who bags Bronze medal for US Beef category.

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New Pinoy Wrestling Champion To Be Crowned in Annual Live Extravaganza at PETA Theater Center

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Four of the Philippines’ best athlete-entertainers to compete for prestigious title in MWF Road To Fate 2022

The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF), the country’s prime professional wrestling brand, will crown its new MWF Pinoy Wrestling Champion on September 11, Sunday, 5 PM at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. Its annual live extravaganza titled MWF Road To Fate 2022 is set to be headlined by an elimination-style match to determine the Philippines’ top athlete-entertainer, who will represent the country in the burgeoning Southeast Asian pro wrestling scene.

Pinoy-Flavored World-Class Talent

The four contenders for the prestigious MWF title are the best of the best in the Pinoy wrestling scene today.

Crystal – The undisputed “Queen of Philippine Wrestling”, Crystal put women’s wrestling in the country under the international spotlight by competing against some of the world’s toughest female wrestlers, which include Japanese Joshi legend Emi Sakura, and in the 2019 WWE tryouts in China. In addition to her in-ring achievements, international media was also drawn to Crystal’s indelible allure when she was featured in an episode of Netflix’s “Midnight Asia”.

Nigel “Suplex” San Jose – MWF’s ultimate everyman underdog, Nigel San Jose has always risen above all odds armed with his unwavering determination and passion. Debuting in 2018 as an MWF trainee, San Jose had immediately impressed the whole Pinoy wrestling scene with his high-impact moves, holds and throws that allowed him to rise up the ranks early in his wrestling career. While this is his first high-profile match and his first exposure to media attention, Nigel San Jose guarantees to leave fans breathless with his undeniable fighting skills.

Jake De Leon – Dubbed as “Mr. Philippine Wrestling”, De Leon is already a multi-time Philippine wrestling champion and has represented the country in numerous matches internationally, including Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and most notably in mainland China – where he participated in the WWE tryouts in 2019. A Philippine wrestling pioneer with almost a decade of in-ring experience, Jake De Leon is one of the most respected and accomplished Filipino athletes in the genre.

Fabio Makisig – Fashioning himself as a modern Pinoy folk anti-hero, Fabio Makisig has captured the attention of MWF fans with his no-nonsense, street-smart bravado and spectacular athleticism. Having survived living in a tough Batasan neighborhood all his life, the “Walang Kasing Lupit, Walang Kasing Astig” Fabio has etched his name in Pinoy wrestling history by facing – and defeating – multi-time WWE titleholder TAJIRI. He was also featured in an episode of the ABSCBN News Channel documentary series “Mukha” in 2018.

A Uniquely Filipino Championship Belt

Designed by artist Manuel Mesina III, the MWF Pinoy Wrestling Championship’s design celebrates the Filipino spirit just like the Philippines’ King of the Road – the Jeepney. Colorful, vigorous, attention-grabbing and always action-packed, the MWF Championship perfectly encapsulates Pinoy wrestling’s heart and soul.

It was first held by Robin Sane, another international-level Pinoy wrestler, in 2018, and Ho Ho Lun from Hong Kong, one of Southeast Asian wrestling’s most significant and pioneering figures, in 2019, before being vacated early in 2022 due to the pandemic.

MWF Road to Fate 2022 marks the uniquely Filipino championship belt’s homecoming.

Tickets are now available online via Ticket2Me. For more details, visit

Manila Wrestling Federation

Sept. 11 - 5 pm at PETA Theater. 

The show will feature top contenders,
including CHELSEA MARIE, the 'first transwoman Pinoy pro wrestler.'

Homeowners Association officials uses Data Privacy Act as excuse to inconvenience homeowners wanting to inspect HOA books and documentation

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Homeowners Association (HOA) officials using "Data Privacy Act" to make it difficult for homeowners to check the HOA records and documentation.

However, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) disagrees and counters the claim saying "since the HOA is a juridical entity, it has no data privacy act to speak off"

Periodic friendly reminder to the HOA officers that if a homeowner is requesting for something he/she has every right to have, your job is NOT to let others report to the inquiring/requesting homeowner(s), and/or other homeowner(s), that there are differing views, opinions and/or motives about the request.

Your job is to ACT on it and tell him/her/them why you couldn't provide as requested. Proper communication is the key.

Your job is to give a reasonable answer to the dispute and not totally ignore or delay it when you're at a loss for words or explanation. DELAYS due to invalid reasons are NOT acceptable and could be perceived badly.

The Role of a Homeowners' Association Board of Directors include maintaining common areas, managing budgets/fiscal responsibilities, and enforcing/complying with governing documents. Within each of these categories are many tasks.

Also making sure that the rules (primarily the bylaws) are followed and that any complaints are dealt with in a TIMELY and RESPECTFUL manner.

HOA Documents Every Homeowner Needs To Know:


Articles of Incorporation.

Association Bylaws.

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions.

Other Rules and Regulations.

Financial Documentation.

The Data Privacy Act should NOT be used, abused and misused to prevent homeowners to access pertinent information concerning HOA records and documentation.

What is the meaning of juridical entity?

An individual or legal entity recognized under law as having legal rights and obligations. Every homeowner is then a juridical entity.

If anybody could volunteer na gawan ito ng Tagalog version para mas maraming makaintindi sana, will be appreciated.

Below is the reply of the National Privacy Commission to our inquiry #DataPrivacyAct

"We respond to your inquiry on your right to inspect the books and records of your Homeowners’ Association (HOA) in relation to the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA).


We gather that you are a homeowner/member of the ____________. You requested to inspect the _______ books and records pursuant to Section 7(b) of Republic Act (RA) 9904 (or the Magna Carta for Homeowners and Homeowners’ Associations and for Other Purposes) and D.O. No. 2021-007, Series of 2021 [or Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9904 (IRR) of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD)]. However, the ____ HOA President denied your request citing the DPA.


In essence, you ask whether the denial is proper. 


At the outset, we emphasize that the DPA protects the data privacy rights of natural persons. Section 3(c) of the DPA defines a “Data Subject” as “an individual whose personal information is processed.” Thus, since the ______HOA is a juridical entity, it has no data privacy rights to speak off. Consequently, the President may have committed an error in citing the DPA to deny your request for inspection of books and records.


Besides, Section 73(g) of the Revised Corporation Code provides that corporate records shall “be open to inspection by any director, trustee, stockholder, or member of the corporation in person or by a representative at reasonable hours on business days, and a demand in writing may be made by such director, trustee or stockholder at their expense, for copies of such records or excerpts from said records.”


Also, Section 7(b) of RA 9904 similarly allows a member to inspect the association books and records of a HOA is expressly provided under: “An association member has full rights: xx (b) to inspect association books and records during office hours and to be provided upon request with annual reports, including financial statements.” Section 13(b) of the IRR of RA 9904 further provides that a member shall have the right to “inspect association books and records during office hours and to be provided, upon request, with a copy of annual reports, including financial statements, at the member’s own expense.”


Thus, as long as the request complies with the conditions stated in the laws and the IRRs, the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of the HOA, a member may inspect HOA’s books and records including its financial statements."

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Project LODI: boosting DOST’s digital transformation while giving solid IT internship for science scholars

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DOST scholars gear up to become the next lodis of information technology (IT).

Through the project League of Developers Initiative (LODI), an undertaking of two Department of Science and Technology (DOST) offices: the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and the Planning and Evaluation Service (DOST-PES), DOST scholars taking up IT courses can soon avail government internship opportunities.

The Department claims a ‘win-win’ arrangement over this. The internship program vows to provide scholars with exceptional IT internship experience and, at the same time, amplify DOST’s digital transformation efforts.

The project is slated for long-term implementation and will cover more complex components of the transformation, such as culture and systems education, on top of automation of various DOST data and processes. The development will include programming, testing, copywriting, design, and implementation.

During the memorandum of agreement (MoA) signing held on August 4, 2022, at the DOST Compound in Taguig City, DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo expressed excitement for DOST scholars. “It’s an opportunity to provide a challenging environment to further develop the skills of our science scholars and encourage them to join the government workforce,” Dr. Biyo said.

The DOST-SEI spearheads the country’s premier science scholarship programs. It also engages in teacher training programs, innovations in education, and youth science promotion activities. Project LODI is an addition to the Institute’s initiatives to develop scholars’ professional excellence and social responsibility.

Dr. Biyo stated that more and more DOST scholars are involved in worthwhile endeavors. Many have started volunteer work in their communities. “Now, we’ll welcome talented IT students into this DOST-wide project. Our scholars are on the right track, and we couldn’t be any prouder,” she added.

DOST scholars nationwide can participate since this will be a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) arrangement on virtual or work-from-home setup. According to DOST-SEI Scholarship Division Chief Peter Gerry Gavina, around 1,000 DOST scholars graduating IT students are expected to join in the project’s pilot run. The DOST-SEI will coordinate with state universities and colleges (SUCs) delivering the DOST scholarship programs to come up with the list of scholars qualified for the internship.

Also present during the MOA signing is DOST-PES Director and IT project manager Cezar Pedraza. He assured that in LODI, “students will have a more solid foundation on programming and an optimal experience for their on-the-job (OJT) training.” Pedraza also hopes to address the challenges encountered by many students in their OJT, such as inadequate and unrelated tasks.

To anchor the project, the DOST-PES Information Technology Division has already developed the Programming Conventions and Standards, an IT Library of components and assets, and the Standard Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for the DOST.

Former DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and newly appointed science chief Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. gave their full support to LODI, which Sec. de la Peña described as a “scholars’ project and a way of letting people know what the DOST is doing.”

Sec. Solidum, who was instrumental in creating LODI as DOST’s Chief Information Officer, is optimistic that the project will speed up DOST’s digital transformation. “DOST scholars will play key roles in enhancing the Department’s efficiency, promoting transparency, and delivering better services to the people,” he said.


DOST officials are ready to welcome future scholar ‘lodis’. The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and the DOST Planning and Evaluation Service (DOST-PES) signed a partnership deal for the Project League of Developers Initiative (Project LODI) on August 4, 2022 at the DOST Compound in Taguig City. Project LODI enables the digital transformation of DOST with the help of IT students DOST scholars. In the photo are DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., former DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (2nd and 3rd from left, standing), DOST-PES Director Cezar Pedraza, and DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (2nd and 3rd from left, seated). Also present during the MoA signing are DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño, DOST-SEI Scholarship Division Chief Peter Gerry Gavina, DOST-PES IT Division Chief Rogelio Roasa Jr., and DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) Director Richard Burgos. Photo by Gerardo Palad, DOST-STII.   

Sinag Schools program powers up school in Batangas

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SM Foundation (SMFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM group, together with Maxeon Solar Technologies, recently powered up the Lemery Pilot Elementary School (LPES) in Batangas through the Sinag Schools program.

This social good collaboration between SMFI and Maxeon aims to provide clean and renewable energy to schools in grassroot communities by installing solar panels on an SM school building, especially to those that have low operating expenses.

In addition to the solar panel installation which intends to power positive change in the way energy is consumed in public schools, the program also aims to enhance the understanding of students in terms of energy management and the need to transition to cleaner energy alternatives with lower environmental impacts.

“Through this program, we want to power up the learning and development of young people. We want to help teach young people about solar energy, about renewable energy. We want to power up the next generation to help save our planet,” Maxeon Fab4 General Manager Glenn Everett said.

The SM school building at the LPES, which was donated by SMFI in partnership with SM Prime Holdings (SMPH) in 2017, now boasts 21 solar panels—estimated to produce 6510 watt-p. With the savings on electricity, the school may realign their budget to more efforts and other innovations that will give the students an environment more conducive to learning.

It takes a village to raise a child

SMFI executive director Debbie Sy underscored the importance of collective efforts in advancing the learning experience of every student in the country: “We believe that collaboration can drive growth and become a force for good in addressing societal challenges. CSR partnerships can create solutions that improve society by fostering learning, promoting innovation and gaining access to new technologies, such as the Sinag schools program. CSR collaboration can pool resources, both financial and human resources - between multiple organizations which can amplify social good impact.”

“The establishment of an ever-evolving CSR strategy and partnerships will help companies and non-government organizations in developing and implementing crucial social good programs over decades while having procedures in place that integrate social and environmental priorities into CSR core strategy – all in close collaboration with stakeholders,” she further added.

Moreover, Everett mentioned how SMFI and Maxeon share the similar set of values and interest when it comes to helping Filipino learners: “We have this concept of powering positive change in the world. We are happy to be working together with SM Foundation to power up the Lemery Pilot Elementary School.”

“Individually, we can do so much. But together we can do actually more. For us to bring our solar technology and SMFI to bring in their schools, these things are much better together than they would be apart,” he concluded.

Spreading social good all the way

SM Foundation made sure to truly touch the lives of the learners and teachers of LPES as it donated eight desktop computers, 200 bags with school supplies, and more than 160 pcs brand new kinder and elementary books to further promote the love for reading among the students. Clothing items for parents were also distributed.

For more information about this initiative, follow SM Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube: @SMFoundationInc.

Maxeon is headquartered in Singapore. The company designs, manufactures, and sells Maxeon® and SunPower® brand solar panels. Maxeon has sales operations in more than 100 countries, operating under the SunPower brand in certain countries outside the United States. Maxeon is a leader in solar innovation with products that span the global rooftop and solar power plant markets through a network of more than 1,700 trusted partners and distributors. A pioneer in sustainable solar manufacturing, Maxeon leverages a +35-year history in the solar industry and numerous awards for its technology.

SM Foundation, through its School Building Program, is an active partner of DepEd’s Adopt-a-School program. This social good initiative aims to promote quality public education by building classrooms nationwide. To date, it has turned over more than 100 school buildings to grassroots communities.


SMFI 1-2: Through the Sinag Schools program, SMFI and Maxeon installed 21 solar panels— estimated to produce 6510 watt-p—on an SM school building in Batangas.

SMFI 3: SM Supermalls employee volunteers led the distribution of donations from SM Foundation to the students of Lemery Pilot Elementary School.

SMFI 4: SM Foundation and Maxeon Solar Technologies formally held the community launch of the Sinag Schools Program at Lemery Pilot Elementary School in Batangas.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Save the Children Philippines’ Statement on Safe Back to School for SY 2022-2023

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Learning must no longer be disrupted – no matter what it takes.

Save the Children Philippines supports the mandate on the formal reopening of schools for School Year 2022-2023, provided that the safety of face-to-face classes are strictly ensured for children and adults, the protection of their mental health and well-being are prioritized, and education systems are further strengthened.

The Philippines is among the last countries to reopen schools since the start of the pandemic. After two and a half years, the impact of the pandemic-induced school closure in the country has become more evident than ever.

The Asian Development Bank reported that students in Developing Asia, including the Philippines, lost over half a year of effective learning on average. Meanwhile, a recent World Bank report revealed that more than 90 percent of Filipino children struggle with reading and understanding simple texts at age 10. This problem is even compounded by the significant number of out-of-school children which is now close to half a million.

Save the Children is committed to help address this education crisis. We call on the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Health (DOH), national government agencies, all local government units (LGUs), including the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and all sectors of society to work together and ensure the following:

Health and safety 

Strictly implement health and safety protocols, ensuring that schools have adequate ventilation, safe spaces, and proper water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities. Students, teachers, and non-teaching personnel should have access to regular testing and vaccination, as applicable.

Protect well-being

Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) must be fully integrated into educational responses. Increased MHPSS provisions for teachers, children and their families should be considered to help protect their wellbeing and economic security. Teachers must also be capacitated in identifying children experiencing violence and/or neglect, and in supporting children’s recovery. Children can also be enrolled in early childhood care and development (ECCD) to help prepare them for formal school.

Strengthen education systems and access to quality and inclusive education
Schools should be able to address educational inequalities and be able to support the specific needs of children most impacted by inequality and discrimination. There should also be referral mechanisms and contingency plans for reclosure and reopening of classes, as well as alternative/ flexible learning options, as necessary. Teachers should also be trained in the assessment of learners' level of learning to inform remedial efforts and provide age-appropriate learning support. Investment on the digital literacy of teachers and students is also critical so they can competently adapt to the ever-changing demands of the global education landscape.

It is imperative, that we all take collective steps to improve the overall quality of education, make up for lost learning, and support disadvantaged students as the school year starts. This includes investing in data and research, and implementing 1) concrete catch-up programs and remedial education, especially in marginalized communities; 2) proactive approaches to reintegrate out-of-school children; 3) accommodation for children with disabilities; and 4) improving teachers’ professional development.

All these initiatives must ensure that the adverse effects of the pandemic do not cross over to the next generation.

Our conviction is clear: Learning must no longer be disrupted.

Save the Children Philippines will continue to work with the DepEd, MBHTE, teachers and the academe, the private sector, and other stakeholders, including parents and children themselves, in improving the competencies and learning outcomes of students, and ensuring that dropouts, and learning gaps and inequality will be addressed.
Every Filipino child, regardless of who, what, and where they are, or whatever their circumstances may be, deserves the right to learn at all times.

We can give them the future they deserve if we work hand-in-hand to get our children safely back to school.

The role of animal-based protein diet for cats to live a long, healthy life

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Find out why including chicken can be your cat’s source of nutrition and immunity

Contrary to the popular opinion that cats love to eat fish, cats are in fact obligate carnivores–they eat meat that is comparable to their natural prey such as mice or birds out of biological necessity.

A study conducted by the WALTHAM Center for Pet Nutrition found that 52% of a cat's calorie intake is from protein, which can be synthesized best through an animal-based protein diet. Therefore, cats require quality protein sources to be included in their diet for sustenance.

Dr. Cissy Ramos, a practitioner from Vets in Practice and a pet nutrition specialist said, “Cats are considered as strict carnivores and they’re still highly related to their ancestors. Their teeth and skull conformation are actually designed to hunt and kill prey efficiently.”

Dr. Cissy Ramos feeding stray cats in ETON Centris for a volunteer work

Animal-based protein can help cats maintain healthy muscle structures and provide them with natural forms of amino acids. Dr. Ramos noted, “Animal source proteins like chicken can greatly contribute to the quality of protein in their diet and they do get appropriate amounts of essential amino acids from it.” She also said, “Adding certain sources of protein especially, animal sources, cats can easily process it, break it down, and use it up in their body.”

In total, cats can internally produce 11 non-essential amino acids. ​However, the remaining 11 categories of essential amino acids can only be provided through a nutritious diet to meet their needs, “When you have good quality protein, the cat can receive a good amount of amino acids that are important for its health.” She added, “The protein from chicken contains multiple levels of essential amino acids, such as Lysine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, and Taurine.”

To help owners better maintain the health and development of their cats, IAMS has developed a line that is uniquely tailored for cats’ needs and has chicken as its number one ingredient. Ticks on cats can transmit diseases and cause discomfort. Regularly check your cat's fur, especially around the head, neck, ears, and paws. Use tweezers or a tick removal tool to carefully remove any ticks found. Consult your veterinarian for prevention methods for ticks on cats such as topical treatments, oral medications, or tick collars. Promptly addressing ticks is crucial for protecting your cat's health and preventing the spread of tick-borne illnesses.

Promptly addressing ticks is crucial for protecting your cat's health and preventing the spread of tick-borne illnesses. When it comes to flea treatment for your cat, it is important to consult with your veterinarian to determine the most suitable approach. They can recommend safe and effective products tailored to your cat's specific needs.

Dr. Ramos recommends the IAMS brand to cat owners like herself, “It is necessary for cat owners to choose a diet that is made by a trusted brand: palatable, complete, balanced, contains high quality protein, and enriched with amino acids. This will play a key role for the proper development and normal functioning of cats and enhance their wellness.”

The importance of considering the life stage of cats when feeding them is also crucial for cat’s nutrition. With this, IAMS’ food products offer different varieties of cat foods–dry or wet and for each life stage, “For each life stage, there are specific recommendations for the amount to feed and the levels of nutrients that they need.”

Therefore, flea medicine for cats requires quality protein sources to be included in their diet for sustenance.

Having protein in your cat’s diet is vital for its overall health and long-term wellbeing! For more information about IAMS Cat visit IAMS Cats is available at all leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide.
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