Saturday, September 9, 2023

Wazzup Pilipinas: From Emerging Influential to Most Outstanding

WAZZUP PILIPINAS is a multi-awarded online platform and community of Influencers and Content Creators that shares news and stories mostly about the Philippines. They have been collaborating with many brands, companies, government agencies, LGUs, NGOs, private companies and events organizers, colleges and universities, trade fairs and expositions, mainstream and online media, and just about everyone else as either their media partner or resource persons, among the many other roles that they perform in the partnership or collaboration.

Aside from their travel and tourism campaigns like the Influencers Tours (of cities and municipalities) where they highlight the many tourist attractions of the country, the Influencers Feasts, featuring the many foodie finds like restaurants and other food providers, it is also among their advocacy to help reshape the dominating online content, especially on social media that is sadly littered with rude and irritating pranks, scandals, controversies, and adult or sexually-oriented content negatively serving as inferior form of entertainment with less significant learning opportunities damaging our minds especially of the youth, thus they also organized the Umalohokan Influencers and Content Creators Workshops where they have the common goal to elevate and professionalize the Content Creation industry primarily because they believe it is rightful that they help motivate and encourage fellow content creators to come out with better, and morally, ethically and legally-aligned content that are truly inspiring and worth emulating but equally rewarding as well.

As one of the DOT slogan says "Rethinking Tourism" for travel, it is also highly necessary to rethink in creating worthwhile content so influencers could help our country rise up projecting a better and improved image of Filipino content creators since it has always been the Filipino people that truly gives the ultimate reason why It's More Fun in the Philippines.

Founder ROSS FLORES DEL ROSARIO started Wazzup Pilipinas as a blog but it has evolved into more than just an online magazine that doesn't only shares news and stories about the Philippines but since he has also been invited to collaborate or partner with brands originating from other countries, he also publishes articles about foreign travel recommendations, events, and the many happenings that goes on at other countries.

Aside from promoting Philippine attractions, Ross has been dubbed as the Philippines' Pambansang Blogger for proudly advocating many Filipino work and creations, by also partnering with government agencies including national and local government units, Medium, Small and Micro Entrepreneurs (MSMEs), as well as smaller businesses, especially those who were affected by the pandemic to help them bounce back from the challenging years we all experienced. He has also been actively supporting events and projects of NGOs, and even involved in doing outreaches and similar programs for local communities. He would never decline requests for partnership with the youth because he believes that the youth deserve all the help they could get to eventually become more productive and responsible professionals and leaders of our nation, thus Wazzup Pilipinas is a frequent media partner of the many organizations of colleges and universities and other youth-led movements.

Ross is not a newbie when it comes to TV and radio guestings as he has appeared as guest on many shows including GMA 7's Ang Pinaka where he rated the top festivals in the Philippines, and then again for the second time when he was asked to rate the most viral or trending topics on social media. He also appeared on ABS-CBN's Rated K where he gave possible food trends for the coming year, and was also invited to guest on ABS-CBN's Magandang Buhay to talk about his Plantito passion advocating growing our own food through urban vegetable gardens that blossomed during the pandemic. Ross also appeared on other TV and radio shows including UNTV's Good Morning Kuya to discuss about "Fake News", Bread N' Butter featuring restaurants, and other attractions, and was also featured on Inquirer TV to talk about the popularity of social media, interviewed on PTV4 News about an event they organized, among many others. He was also a regular guests at notable teleradio shows including being a co-host at Vigattin Radio of Radyo Inquirer, had their own teleradio show on 8Trimedia where Wazzup Pilipinas TV aired with him as the main host, and continously guesting on other shows of many radio stations like DWBL, DZME, DWDD, and many others including online shows that flourished especially during the pandemic when social interaction or gathering was discouraged... and then lately on Pa-Talk of DZAR/SMNI, and Pilipinas Ngayon Na of DWIZ who eventually partnered with him. He also had a foray into the movies, playing the role of one of the godfathers of Ella Cruz's character in the movie "Martyr or Murderer" where he also had an interaction with the character of Christine Reyes playing the younger Senator Imee Marcos...and has also been given a minor role at a new upcoming TV Series called Tropa Peeps where he will play as a City Councilor and father of one of the lead teenagers.

Wazzup Pilipinas is celebrating their 10th year as an online presence and has been recognized for many achievements including getting Hall of Famer recognition when it comes to awards, receiving consecutive awards several times from many prestigious award-giving bodies. More accolades are definitely coming that we will soon won't have enough room to put them all in one magazine. Kudos to Mr. Ross Del Rosario, the Founder of Wazzup Pilipinas!"

Vision Express launches VEX Cares; surprises viral paper artist

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In a resounding display of commitment to the visual well-being of Filipinos, Vision Express proudly celebrated Sight Saving Month in August and launched VEX Cares, a groundbreaking initiative poised to become a transformative force, providing free eye health services to every Filipino from infancy through the golden years.

One of its most special beneficiaries is Ronnel David, a viral artist whose paper flowers have brought boundless joy not only to the streets of Mandaluyong City but also to social media platforms worldwide. His story touched the hearts of millions of netizens, prompting one of them to reach out to Vision Express.

"We believe in the power of clear vision to enrich lives and inspire creativity. Ronnel's story resonated with us, and Vision Express, through VEX Cares, is proud to contribute to his journey," says Vision Express Managing Director Neelam Gopwani.

Ronnel's life took a radiant turn when Vision Express extended its hand, offering him free comprehensive eye exam, eyeglasses complete with customized progressive lenses, and a rejuvenated spirit.

Vision Express lives up to its commitment to transforming lives through clear vision, which is also evident through VEX Cares' launch of "Vision for Education," a partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) aimed at ensuring that students across the nation gain access to unparalleled eye care.

The campaign comprises a series of eye-health advocacy drives, complimentary eye tests, and the distribution of eyeglasses, all with the ultimate goal of empowering students to shine in their academic pursuits.

This commitment finds embodiment through Vision Express' participation in a series of DepEd events, such as the Palarong Pambansa 2023 in Marikina, where it served student athletes and coaches from NCR, Region 3, and Region 6. Vision Express also provided free products and services at the Brigada Eskwela 2023 Kickoff Event held in Tarlac City. Additionally, it has embarked on a countrywide tour for its participation at the National Learning Camp in West Fairview National High School and Bacoor National High School in Quezon City and Cavite, respectively.

Also under the VEX Cares program are expansive “Vision For Life” outreach projects, where partnerships have been forged with institutions such as the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Insular Life, UnionBank of the Philippines, and Dasmarinas Village Association, among others. These alliances aim to provide free eye check-ups and eyeglasses to diverse segments of society strengthening VEX Cares’ all-encompassing approach to eye care throughout life's journey.

"We are dedicated to making eye care accessible to all segments of society. Through these partnerships, we enable our mission of 'Vision For Life' and create a life-changing impact throughout the country," emphasizes Vision Express Head of Learning and Development, Maureen Jean Miakka Lim.

Moving forward, VEX Cares is set to continue its caravan of free eye health products and services throughout the Philippine archipelago. Drives are scheduled at Lyceum Northwestern University Dagupan, Iloilo National High School, and Davao National High School, to name a few.

As Vision Express continues to generate positive change, it solidifies its position at the forefront of eye care in the country. Through VEX Cares, Vision Express not only reinforces its mission to safeguard vision, but it also exemplifies its commitment to enhancing lives and fostering a brighter future for all Filipinos.


About Vision Express

Vision Express stands as a leading optical chain in the Philippines, offering the latest advancements in eye care technology and showcasing an array of over 60 designer eyewear brands. Vision Express operates under the ownership of House of Branded Lifestyle Inc.

Fossil fuel projects must end now!

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For decades, fossil fuel giants have been holding back progress towards achieving a carbon-free future. In fact, they’re making the problem worse by expanding production.

Yet, governments are planning fossil fuel production that will result in more than double the safe level of emissions by 2030.

That’s right, we’ve already got enough fossil fuels to blast through the limit deemed safe for humanity.

Projected carbon dioxide emissions from all the fossil fuel-producing infrastructure that currently exists (including under-construction oil and gas fields and coal mines) would warm the world beyond the 1.5 degree Celsius, a global climate target that aims to limit warming to said level by 2100, in order to prevent the planet from slipping into further climate crises.

What’s more, investing in clean energy instead of fossil fuels would not only reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and result in 30 times the number of jobs created by a comparable investment in fossil fuels, it’s also already way cheaper.

It’s almost the end of 2023 as we reach 2024, and fossil fuel projects are still being given the green light. That needs to end, now.

𝐊𝐨𝐦𝐒𝐬𝐲𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐚 π–π’π€πšπ§π  𝐅𝐒π₯𝐒𝐩𝐒𝐧𝐨 (πŠπ–π…), π‹πšπ₯𝐚𝐑𝐨𝐀 𝐬𝐚 πŒπˆππ…!

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Lalahok ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) sa Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) sa 14–17 Setyembre 2023, 10:00 nu–8:00 ng, SMX Convention Center, Lungsod Pasay.

Itatampok ng KWF ang mga aklat pangwika at pangkultura na kinabibilangan ng Nananalamin: Tatlong Dulang Sumasalamin sa Kontemporaryong Pamilya ni Luciano Sonny Valencia; Pananalig sa BatΓ : Kasaysayan at Panunuri sa Muling Pagsasalaysay at Pagsasaling PambatΓ  sa Filipino ni Wennielyn F. Fajilan; Mga Kuwentong-bayan ng Timog Cordillera: Ortograpiyang Ibaloy at Kankanaey ni Komisyoner Jimmy B. Fong; Mga Dula ni Njel De Mesa ni Njel De Mesa; Jonas: Nobela sa Wikang Sebwano ni Hannah A. LeceΓ±a, at marami pang iba.

Tampok din ang mga aklat ni Tagapangulong Arthur P. Casanova na Mga Drama para sa Dulaang Pambata, Mga Dula para sa Teatrong Pambata, at Batang Mandirigma at Lima pang Dula.

Ang KWF ay naniniwala na ang paglalathala ng mga publikasyon ay isang paraan ng pagtatanghal sa kapasidad ng wikang Filipino bΓ­lang wika ng malikhain at intelektuwal na gawain. Isang paraan ito ng pag-iimbak ng karunungan sa iba’t ibang disiplina na Filipino ang wika sa pagsulat at saliksik.

Friday, September 8, 2023

International Coastal Clean-up/National Clean-up Month

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In celebration of the National Clean-up Month, the Dept of Environment and Natural Resources - NCR has prepared a line up of activities for the month of September.  

What is ICC?

The month of September was declared "National Clean-up Month" by virtue of Proclamation No. 244 signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos, its purpose is to encourage citizens to clean and preserve nature as everyone's contribution to the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources, and also to be the country's contribution to the environmental conservation efforts around the world.

Also included in the month of September is the annual holding of the "International Coastal Clean-up or ICC", which is said to be the largest gathering of volunteers for the simultaneous cleaning of seas, rivers, lakes, and other waterways around the world to fight the threat of ocean pollution.

ICC is the largest volunteer effort in the world devoted to cleaning the ocean and finding solutions to ocean pollution. Held every third Saturday of September each year. The first coastal cleanup was organized by Ocean Conservancy, a US-based non-profit organization, in 1986 and was held on the coast of Texas, USA.

ICC in the Philippines

The Philippines first started joining the ICC in 1994. In 2003, then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Proclamation No. 470 formally declaring the third Saturday of September as ICC Day.

ICC in National Capital Region

The DENR National Capital Region was active in holding the ICC in 2014 where it organized a simultaneous clean-up drive in different areas here in Metro Manila. Since then, it has been regularly participated by thousands of cleanup volunteers. Especially in 2019, when the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program also known by the hashtag “Battle for Manila Bay” was also launched.

What makes ICC different from other clean-up activities?

What makes the ICC unique, aside from the simultaneous and coordinated global execution is the emphasis on organized scientific data collection. Volunteers are requested, not only to pick up litter but also to identify and record the rubbish on a standardized data card. The debris information generated is encoded into a database for analysis by pollution specialists who are racing against time to develop solutions to the marine debris problem.

Process of recording cleanup data

The focal person/office shall ensure that all cleanup volunteers are well aware of the “TeamDENRNCR” system that shall be observed during the cleanup. The “#TeamDENRNCR” will require volunteers to group themselves into at least five (5) members each and assign a Trash Collector, Trash Sorter, and Trash Data Encoder for their team. The focal person/office should assign a team to a particular area in the cleanup site to avoid overcrowding.

The Trash Data Encoder will be responsible for recording the type and quantity of trash collected by their team in the ICC Trash Data Form, which will be provided by the designated focal person of the cleanup site. The e-copy of the form shall be received by the participants prior to the cleanup day to reproduce and distribute.

The Trash Data Encoder shall be in charge of proper recording in the ICC Trash Data Form the type and quantity (per piece and/or bulk weight) of all the trash that their team can recover during the cleanup.

After the cleanup, volunteers must submit their accomplished ICC Trash Data Form to the focal person/office of DENR-NCR per site for accounting and consolidation of collected trash data. The same will be consolidated per cleanup site for submission to the RSCIG. RSCIG shall consolidate the forms for the drafting of the regional report.

2023 Metro Manila’s Identified Cleanup Sites

1. SM By The Bay, Pasay City;

2. Las PiΓ±as – ParaΓ±aque Wetland Park (LPPWP);

3. Baseco Beach, Manila City;

4. Tanza Marine Tree Park (TMTP), Navotas City;

5. Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach;

6. Shores of Brgys. Tangos North and South, Navotas City;

7. Tullahan River, Brgy. San Bartolome, Novaliches in Quezon City;

8. Pasig River (Lawton Ferry Station);

9. H20 Hotel in Manila Ocean Park, Roxas Boulevard, Manila; and

10. Back of Solaire Hotel and Resort Casino, Brgy. Tambo, ParaΓ±aque City

How to join?

- Register

- Coordination

- Orientation

- Prepare cleaning implements

- Be on time

The first thing to do is register at this link found on the official Facebook page of the DENR National Capital Region. When registering, select any of the ten cleanup sites you want to participate in.

Part of the registration form is if you are a solo participant, as a family or barkada, and as part of an organization. Note, that it is important to register through the link as the DENR-NCR strictly does not accept walk-in participants at the cleanup sites to avoid overcrowding. Priority to be given orientation and admission to the designated sites for those who have registered through our link.

Once done, the next step is to wait for official communication from the designated focal person of your preferred site. You will also be advised for a formal orientation about ICC to know the do's and don'ts when it comes to cleaning, and other important details for it.

ICC is a volunteer activity, so don't forget to bring cleaning materials. Bring your own food and water tumbler too. Of course, wear comfortable clothes.

And of course, after orientation, are you ready? Because the ICC day is here next. Go to your cleanup site at the time that the focal persons will give you.

Sea you there!

India's ICC World Cup Squad Selection: Balancing Fear and Courage

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The stage is set, the stakes are high, and India's ICC World Cup team selection has ignited debates across cricketing circles. With a blend of apprehension and audacity, the team aims to conquer the cricketing world.

India's Bold Yet Cautious World Cup Squad Selection

India's upcoming ICC World Cup selection has divided cricket enthusiasts. The team seems to be walking a tightrope between fear and courage as they attempt to assemble a squad capable of winning the prestigious tournament. This article delves into the team's choices and the underlying apprehension that guided their selection decisions.

Now, as the cricketing world anticipates the unfolding drama of the ongoing Asia Cup, they can dive headfirst into the thrill and excitement. By placing bets on their preferred teams and players at, enthusiasts worldwide can actively engage in the exhilarating journey of this tournament.

Fear of Lower-Order Runs

One glaring fear influencing India's squad selection is the concern about lower-order batting. What if the tailenders, batting at No. 8 to No. 11, fail to contribute those crucial 20 runs when needed most? Including players like Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel is an attempt to address this concern. India hopes these all-rounders can bolster the lower order and provide the much-needed firepower.

Spin Conundrum: Ashwin or Chahal?

Another critical dilemma is the selection of spinners. The fear of spinners failing with the ball and bat led to hesitation in choosing between experienced campaigners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. It seems India was apprehensive about sacrificing batting depth for bowling prowess, opting for a squad that seeks to balance both aspects without unwavering conviction.

Inconsistent Middle-Order

The uncertainty surrounding the middle-order batting is also evident. What if the middle order doesn't perform as expected? This fear pushed the selectors to consider Ishan Kishan as a left-handed option, hoping to add more stability. However, questions linger about Kishan's consistency at the international level despite his impressive performance against Pakistan in the Asia Cup.

Pitch Selection Strategy

Before the tournament, there was a strategic choice in selecting venues with slow, spin-friendly tracks, seemingly tailored to India's strengths. It appeared to be a clever move to neutralize opponents' strengths. However, this plan lost its steam, as the selectors lacked the confidence to persist. They withdrew Ashwin and Chahal from the race, fearing a lack of batting depth.

Dependence on Key Players

India's World Cup campaign heavily relies on the performances of a few key players. Kuldeep Yadav must step up as the primary wicket-taker in the middle overs, while Hardik Pandya is responsible for contributing vital runs from the lower order. The team's fate may hinge on whether these players can consistently deliver under pressure.

Uncertainty in Bowling Combinations

The fear of a weak batting lineup has also cast doubt on the team's bowling combinations. It remains unclear whether India will have the confidence to unleash both Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah together or if they'll opt for a more balanced approach. The fear of losing batting power could influence this crucial decision.

Lack of Conviction in Selections

One overarching theme is the lack of conviction in India's squad selections. Throughout the lead-up to the tournament, the team experimented with several players, only to discard them quickly. This indecision raises questions about the selection process and its effectiveness. Including players like Deepak Hooda and Venkatesh Iyer, who were eventually dropped, remains puzzling.

Wrapping Up

India's ICC World Cup squad selection perfectly balances fear and courage. While the team has sought to address various weaknesses, there is a palpable apprehension about the squad's overall balance. The success of this campaign hinges on inspired captaincy from Rohit Sharma and intelligent XI selections by Rahul Dravid. Whether they can rise above their fears and uncertainties to become great leaders in cricket's history remains to be seen. The World Cup will serve as the ultimate test of their legacy, and whether they succeed or falter, it will not come as a complete shock given the turbulent journey of squad selection.

Waypoints Project conducts media training on maritime security issues

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In time for Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month, the Waypoints Project conducted a Media Training on Civil Maritime Governance on September 8, 2023.

The three-hour in-person event provided basic information on civil maritime governance for journalists from various publications and news organizations to aid in understanding the intricacies of reporting about issues within the sector.

The training was conducted against the backdrop of varying issues arising from maritime governance, including escalating tensions on the West Philippine Sea and the Marcos administration’s push for programs prioritizing the ‘blue economy’ - a framework of management and development of ocean resources. The training also emphasized the importance of passing the Maritime Zones (MZ) Law, which will declare the Philippine maritime zones based on standards set by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It will also clarify the geographical extent of the Philippine maritime domain and the legal powers that the Philippine government may exercise. The House of Representatives approved House Bill 7819 or the proposed Philippine Maritime Zones Act in May 2023 while several versions of the Maritime Zones Bill have been filed in the Senate.

Speakers included Assistant Director General Jonathan Malaya from the National Security Council, Dr. Rosalie Hall, Political Science professor from the University of the Philippines Visayas; Dr. Laura David, Professor from the University of the Philippines, and Julio Amador, founder of Amador Research Services and Senior Adviser for Waypoints Project. The event was moderated by Anna Oposa, Executive Director for Save Philippine Seas and communications advisor for Waypoints Project.

“The MZ Law will not only delineate the country’s maritime zones but will also serve as a foundational policy that can help improve the Philippines' maritime governance and the implementation of current and subsequent maritime laws,” said Julio Amador, Waypoints Senior Adviser.

The journalists who attended the media training learned about the depth and breadth of civil maritime governance issues in the Philippines including matters of security and sovereignty, blue economy, food security, and environmental protection.

The Waypoints Project supports initiatives to address issues in the civil maritime security sector and establishing multiple avenues for communication and discussion that will engage key stakeholders on Philippine civil maritime issues. For more information, please contact

CEFBEX 2023: The largest F&B Exposition in Central Visayas is Back!

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The City of Cebu is set to become the epicenter of food innovation in South East Asia as Worldbex Services International, the leading event organizers in the country, is set to showcase the 13th edition of Cebu Food and Beverages Expo (CEFBEX) 2023. As Cebu is celebrated for its rich culinary heritage, CEFBEX 2023 will highlight a myriad of flavors, talents, and innovations in the food and beverage industry. CEFBEX 2023 is co-located with two other mega expositions, the Philippine Building and Construction Expositions (PHILBEX) and Cebu Auto Show (CAS). This grand amalgamation promises an unforgettable experience that transcends boundaries, celebrates progress, and showcases remarkable advancements in the realms of architecture, gastronomy, and automotive innovation.

Building on the resounding successes of MAFBEX (Manila Foods and Beverages Expo) and IFBEX (Iloilo Foods and Beverages Expo), CEFBEX 2023 is set to bring the “Fully Loaded Flavor” experience to all the Cebuanos! A culinary adventure awaits visitors as they traverse a landscape of flavors - from time-honored traditional recipes passed down through generations to daring culinary experiments, this exposition celebrates the

rich tapestry of taste that adorns our palates. With top chefs, restaurateurs, and food aficionados gathering under one roof, this event is set to tantalize taste buds, inspire gastronomic creativity, and connect businesses with discerning food enthusiasts.

In a collaborative effort with the Department of Agriculture, BFAR and the Cebu Famers’ Market, CEFBEX 2023 aims to shed light on the importance of sustainable agriculture and responsible seafood practices. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the significance of local farming, aquaculture, and the vital role they play in the culinary world. Their booth also sells a wide range of organic produce, Filipino side dishes such as shrimp paste (bagoong), Fermented fruits (bruo), Danggit, local harvest veggies and many more that will surely satisfy your Filipino tongue. As CEFBEX 2023 unfolds, it promises to captivate, inspire, and ignite a fervor for excellence, transcending boundaries and showcasing the finest innovations in the realms of food, agriculture, and aquatic resources. Join us in experiencing a world where progress knows no limits.

The CEFBEX along with PHILBEX Cebu and CAS is set to be an unforgettable experience, and we encourage everyone to save the date from September 14th to 17th from 10 AM to 7 PM at the IEC Convention Center Cebu (IC3). Join us for an exceptional celebration of excellence in food, design, and automobiles, as Cebu City springs to life with the triumphant convergence of "Cebu Trio" - featuring CEFBEX,

PHILBEX CEBU, and CAS. This event is proudly organized by Worldbex Services International.

Don't miss this historic occasion. Registration is currently open; please pre-register at:

Hurry, and secure your spot at this event for FREE!

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Lista and MoneyMax partner to make credit card applications easier

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With the goal of improving access to credit, Lista, the fastest-growing financial management app in the Philippines, announced a partnership with the country’s largest personal finance platform, MoneyMax.

The product of this groundbreaking collaboration is the new Credit Cards feature on the Lista app. It gives users the ability to view curated card offers, compare cards, and easily apply for their preferred card in just a matter of clicks.

Redefining convenience

In today’s economy, credit cards are a convenient way to extend one’s spending capabilities. However, many Filipinos perceive applying for a credit card to be a difficult and stringent affair. Additionally, a recent TransUnion Philippines study on local perceptions towards credit found that despite most Filipinos having a general understanding of credit concepts, the penetration rate for credit cards in the country stood at only 25%[1].

Better access to credit can help foster greater financial inclusion. The integration of seamless credit card application on the Lista app does away with many of the perceived difficulties in applying for a credit card. Having a side-by-side card comparison feature also makes it easier for users to pick the card that best fits their needs.

These user-centric solutions provide Filipinos better control and convenience over their financial choices – potentially opening greater financial opportunities to more people.

Bridging the gap to financial empowerment

On the significance of the partnership with MoneyMax, Lista co-founder Khriztina Lim said, “Lista was created to provide Filipinos with purpose-driven solutions for their personal and business finances. Credit plays an important role not only in driving economic growth, but also in helping people purchase goods and services that can change lives for the better. We are excited to work with MoneyMax to streamline the credit card application process through Lista. Through this partnership, we will utilize technology to bridge the gaps that keep Filipinos from greater financial inclusion – empowering more people to live healthier financial lives.”

Embracing the future of finance

The new Credit Card app feature and the partnership with MoneyMax are the latest milestones in Lista’s commitment to supporting Filipinos throughout each step of their financial journeys. Users can expect more exciting initiatives to further simplify budgeting, saving, credit, and other aspects of personal financial management to come soon.

For a financially healthy tomorrow, download the Lista app today.

Lista is available to download for free on both iOS and Android platforms. Download now via the App Store or Google Play Store.

About MoneyMax:

MoneyMax is the Philippines’ largest financial marketplace for products such as car insurance, credit cards, and loans. Since its establishment in 2014 as part of the MoneyHero Group – a market leading personal finance aggregation and comparison company in Greater Southeast Asia – over 40 million Filipinos have benefitted from MoneyMax’s services. Through a free, impartial platform that enables users to easily compare, choose, and apply for the right products online, MoneyMax empowers Filipinos to lead healthier financial lives.

To learn more about MoneyMax, visit MoneyMax is also on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.


NCCA, DTI launches the first Creative Industries Month 2023

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With this year’s theme Celebrating Filipino Creativity, Advancing Creative Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) celebrates the first Philippine Creative Industries Month 2023. The official launch of the event will be held at the Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium, Manila at 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. on September 17, 2023. The celebration will mainly offer simultaneous workshops and a concert with the support of National Parks Development Committee and Concert @ the Park. In line with the theme, this year’s PCIM aims to recognize the talents of Filipinos by celebrating their achievements not only in the local scenes but also highlighting their contributions in the international stage.

“ As we embark in this exciting journey of celebrating Filipino creativity and advancing the creative industries in the Philippines, working hand in hand, we can use this occasion to highlight the importance and impact of the Cultural Mapping Law, also known as republic Act 11961, which I principally sponsored and authored. This law is a valuable tool in documenting, preserving, and promoting our cultural heritage, ensuring that it remains a source of inspiration and pride for future generations” – a message from Senator Loren Legarda,Senate President Pro-Tempore and Chairperson, Senate Committee on Culture and the Arts.

“With PCIDA and with the push towards a Malikhaing Pilipinas and a more Malikhaing Pinoy, we dream that arts, culture, and creativity are one that all 110 million plus Filipinos will realize, value, celebrate, cherish, call their own, and most especially, love…” - a message from Cong. Christopher “Toff” de Venecia, Pangasinan, 4th District.


This year’s workshop will tackle different topics each specific domains such as; Learning Filipino through Wikaharian by Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. for the audiovisual media domain;

How to start your own blockchain game project? by Dr. Albert Mulles of METATOKYO and Learning Through Minecraft Exhibit by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for digital interactive media domain; Events Management Workshop for creative services domain; Shoemaking Workshop, Parol Making Workshop, Jewelry Making Workshop, and T-shirt Printing Workshop for design domain; Basic Comics Workshop by Rustico Limosinero and Book Selling and Exhibit by Barasoain Kalinangan Foundation Inc. for publishing and printed media domain; Song Writing Workshop by Joey Ayala, Theater Acting Workshop by Nanding Josef, Dance Workshop, Puppetry Workshop by the Samahan ng mga Papetir ng Pilipinas for Performing Arts Domain; Pottery Workshop by the OdangPutikPottery, Painting Workshop by the Egai Fernandez, Basic Photography Workshop by the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation for visual arts domain; Baybayin Workshop, Pabalat Making, Ilocos Empanada Making, and Traditional Weaving Demo for Traditional Cultural Expression Domain; and NCCA Papercraft Series and Exhibit for cultural sites domain.


The Live Concert intends to demonstrate the vibrancy of the country’s culture and arts by giving platform to local artists to show their undying passion and efforts in performing. The featured artists are the following: Bayang Barrios, Colot it Red, Halili Cruz Dance Company, J Crisis, Joey Ayala, Johnoy Danao, Kammerchor Manila, Ms. Sarah Straschko, National Ballroom Ensemble, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Sindaw Philippines, Teatro ni Juan and The Nightingales


The NCCA will bring promotion of the goods, products, and services of the Philippine creative industries and awareness on its role in nation-building and socioeconomic advancement to Bacolod and Iloilo.Perya ng Sining, Bukal ng Galing will showcase an exhibit featuring the domains of creative industries. An array of activities are line up for this event which includes, demonstrations, lectures, art markets, art and crafts demo and film showing for these
3-day event in Bacolod and Iloilo.


The PCIM Summit will be held on September 29 and will serve as a space and platform for exchanging ideas between government officials, creative industry leaders, professionals, and students.

The summit harmonizes a wide range of creative minds, from professionals to aspiring beginners, to develop a dedicated and creative community. With the efforts to explore and tackle significant themes about the Creative Economy, Creative Disruption, Creative Design, Creative Governance, and Creative Spaces, the PCIM will provide keynote addresses, presentations, and panel discussions.



Republic Act No. 11904, also known as the “Philippine Creative Industries Development Act,” signed in 2022, mandates the further prosperity of Philippine creative industries by protecting and strengthening the rights and capacities of creative firms, artists, artisans, creators, workers, indigenous cultural communities, content providers, and stakeholders in the creative industries.

Creative industries are classified into nine domains: Audiovisual Media, Digital Interactive Media, Creative Services, Design, Publishing and Printed Media, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Cultural Sites. The law provides supplementary support to the specified domains that face numerous limitations which prevent their supplemental growth.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Sabong 2023: The Premier Online Betting Sites for Cockfighting Aficionados in the Philippines

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Gear up for Sabong 2023 with our comprehensive guide. Discover the top-rated online betting sites in the Philippines for cockfighting enthusiasts and navigate the vibrant world of Sabong with confidence and knowledge.

In the vibrant world of online betting, Sabong holds a prestigious place, especially in the Philippines. The 2023 season promises to be a thrilling year for aficionados of this age-old sport, now rejuvenated with modern technology. This guide is here to navigate you through the best online platforms where the thrill of cockfighting betting awaits.

Background of Sabong in the Philippines

Sabong, also known as cockfighting, is more than just a sport in the Philippines; it is a deep-rooted tradition that holds cultural significance. It embodies a rich history, tracing back centuries and being enjoyed by various generations. Today, it stands as a legal and widely popular betting activity, attracting thousands from different regions.

The Rise of Online Betting

The digital age has breathed new life into Sabong. The transition to online platforms has allowed enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite sport from the comfort of their homes, providing a seamless and more immersive betting experience. This shift has successfully married tradition with modern convenience, opening a plethora of opportunities for both new and seasoned bettors. If you are keen to explore these opportunities further, consider visiting sabong betting for a trusted and enriching experience.

A Glance at the Top Betting Sites

Before you dive into the exhilarating world of online Sabong betting, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the top sites that guarantee not only fun but also safety and good returns. Here, we take a closer look at the features that make a betting site reputable and provide an in-depth analysis of the top contenders in the market.

Features of a Reputable Betting Site

Choosing the right platform is vital to a fruitful Sabong betting experience. A reputable site should offer:

Secure and encrypted transactions

A wide variety of betting options

Fair play and transparent operations

User-friendly interface

Excellent customer support
In-depth Analysis of Top Online Sabong Betting Sites

In this section, we delve deeper into the characteristics of the best online Sabong betting sites available for enthusiasts in the Philippines. We will assess them based on their features, user reviews, and the betting opportunities they offer, ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Essential Tips for Choosing an Online Betting Site

When it comes to selecting the perfect platform for your betting needs, several factors come into play. Here we present you with comprehensive insights into the most crucial aspects to consider:

Safety and Security Measures

Your safety should always be a priority. Ensure that the site uses advanced encryption technologies to protect your personal and financial information.

Payment Methods and Ease of Transactions

A reputable site should offer a variety of payment options that ensure smooth and quick transactions. These might include credit cards, e-wallets, and bank transfers.

Customer Service and User Reviews

Effective customer service can significantly enhance your betting experience. Additionally, going through user reviews can provide real insights into the reliability and reputation of the site.

Getting Ahead in Sabong Betting

To make your Sabong betting journey successful, it's vital to arm yourself with strategies and knowledge that can help you gain an edge.

Strategies for Successful Betting

In this section, we will explore various strategies that can enhance your chances of winning, including understanding the odds, making smart bets, and leveraging bonuses and promotions.

Understanding Odds and Placing Smart Bets

Getting to grips with how odds work can put you in a more advantageous position. Learn to analyze the odds effectively and place bets that have a higher probability of winning.

Leveraging Bonuses and Promotions

Most betting sites offer bonuses and promotions. Utilizing these offers can increase your potential returns and provide additional value to your bets.

The Road Ahead: Sabong 2023

As we approach 2023, the Sabong betting landscape promises exciting developments and opportunities.

What to Expect in 2023

The year 2023 is set to bring a flurry of exciting events and tournaments, offering numerous opportunities for betting enthusiasts to indulge in their passion.
Upcoming Major Events and Tournaments

Stay tuned for a detailed overview of the major events and tournaments slated to take place in 2023, promising exhilaration and potential lucrative winnings.

Engaging with the Online Sabong Community

Being a part of the online Sabong community allows you to share experiences, learn from others, and enhance your betting skills.


As we stand on the cusp of a thrilling season, this guide aims to equip you with all the necessary information and tips to make your Sabong 2023 betting experience both enjoyable and successful. Remember to bet responsibly and enjoy the vibrant culture and excitement that Sabong has to offer.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Honda Philippines’ CRF Clinic and Track Day: Off-Road Fun and Knowledge for Everyone

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Honda Philippines, Inc., and JMS Motocross School partner for a memorable Off-Roading clinic.

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country together with the JMS Motocross School recently organized the first Honda CRF Clinic and Track Day. This was in line with the company’s initiative to further promote off-road riding by giving Filipino riders the chance to learn the necessary motocross skills from one of the best motocross schools in the country.

The fun activity was facilitated by the legendary Off-Road rider Coach Jovie Saulog of the JMS Motocross School.

Participants had the chance to learn about the product facilitated by Emmanuel Dayo, Honda Philippines, Inc. MC Sales Coordinator. The seminar was followed by an Off-Road Training Lecture and an actual demonstration, respectively. This ensured that the attendees were better prepared on how to handle the motorcycles.

“We are privileged to be partners with the Honda Philippines and excited to have the CRF bikes for use in the school. This partnership is important to our organization because we believe that this gives us the opportunity to further promote and professionalize the sport of motocross,” said Coach Jovie Saulog of JM Motocross School. “Moreover, motocross is fast becoming a popular sport, and getting more people interested in this can get more people to engage in it.”

The Honda Off-road competition bikes showcased during the event, namely, CRF125F, CRF150R, CRF250R, CRF250RX, and CRF450R. Furthermore, vloggers and media attendees also got the opportunity to experience riding these awesome bikes at the clinic. This way, the participants got the chance to find out which motocross bike best suits them.

Starting with the CRF125F, with an SRP of Php189,000.00 features a 125cc, Air-cooled, Single-Cylinder, 2-Valve, 4-Stroke, with a 260mm Ground Clearance, 785mm seat height. These specs make the bike ideal for beginner riders, particularly youngsters. The CRF150R (SRP of Php306,000.00) on the other hand is powered by a 150cc Liquid-Cooled, 4-Valve, 4-Stroke Unicam Single engine. When combined with its 336mm Ground Clearance, and 866mm seat height this bike offers outstanding performance for riders with greater Off-Road riding experience.

Honda also showcased the CRF250R and the CRF250RX that are engineered for Filipino riders who are looking for a bike that can allow you to explore the outdoors with ease. With an SRP of Php459,000.00 and Php469,000.00 respectively, these bikes are equipped with a 250cc Liquid-Cooled, Single-Cylinder, 4-Stroke DOHC engine offering enough performance to tackle your favorite off-road course. Where they differ is the CRF250R features a 333mm Ground Clearance, 961 mm Seat Height and 104kg Curb Weight with rear tire size of 100/90-19 Pirelli MX32 Midsoft. These features make it an ideal bike for Off-Road enduro race. While, the CRF250RX boasts a 335mm Ground Clearance, 964mm Seat Height and 108kg Curb Weight with rear Tire Size of 110/100 – 18 64M making it perfect for both trail and enduro races. If you want the best of both motocross and enduro worlds, the CRF250RX suits you.

Finally, Honda also provided the CRF450R for riders who want to seriously get into motocross racing. This race-winning bike is powered by a 450cc Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke Single Cylinder SOHC 5-speed manual engine. When combined with its 49mm Upside-Down Front and Pro-Link Rear suspension - both by Showa - as well as 21-inch front/18-inch rear wheels, you get a motorcycle that’s both powerful and easy to handle. But that’s not all; this bike is also equipped with HRC Launch Control and Engine Mode Select buttons giving you a definite performance edge over the rest of the competition.

All in all, the Honda CRF Clinic and Track Day ended on a high note as it provided a fun and exciting experience to its participants while it promoted the sport of motocross and adventure to its enthusiasts. So, check out the Honda CRF model line up to see what real fun and excitement is all about!

For more information, visit Stay updated on Honda’s newest products and promos by following Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook ( and Instagram (, Youtube (HondaPhilippines_Motorcycle) and Tiktok ( or contact (02)-8581-6700 to 6799, and 0917-884-6632.

VP-Sec. Duterte bares plan in fulfilling support to teachers in 2023 National Teachers’ Month kick-off

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Emphasizing the Department of Education’s (DepEd) commitment to supporting teachers in the MATATAG Agenda, Vice President Sara Z. Duterte enumerated the plans of the Department to improve teachers’ welfare during the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) 2023 kick-off ceremony held at Bohol Wisdom School, Tagbilaran City, hosted by DepEd Region VII and Schools Division Office of Bohol.

“The Department of Education's MATATAG Agenda is not just a slogan. It is our roadmap to institutionalize reforms within the Department. This includes the protection of your rights and the promotion of your welfare,” VP-Secretary Duterte noted.

To improve teachers’ financial capacity, the VP-Sec. Duterte noted that the Department is coordinating with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to address concerns over accrued interests or arrears of teachers’ loans.

The Education Secretary also revealed that after the current school year, DepEd will give 30 days of uninterrupted rest to teachers to recover from school tasks.


“We make sure that in this year’s school calendar, teachers will have 30 straight days of rest during the break without any DepEd activity that requires volunteer work. On activities with voluntary participation, it will be scheduled after the 30-day break,” she noted.

Additionally, the VP-Sec. Duterte also reported that with the help of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approved the provision of 3,500 Administrative Officer positions and 1,500 Project Development Officer positions to be deployed in public schools to help teachers with their administrative tasks.

"Soon, you will be relieved from the administrative responsibilities that prevent you from focusing or enhancing our students' learning,” VP-Sec. Duterte noted.

With the theme "Together4Teachers", National Teachers Month 2023 aims to acknowledge and emphasize teachers' crucial role, loyal service, and dedicated commitment to developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities, and building the nation. VP-Sec Duterte also acknowledged the help of the NTM Coordinating Council and private partners supporting the celebration of the NTM.

The NTM kick-off also featured the launching and unveiling the NTM commemorative stamp and signing the official first-day cover led by Mr. Luis D. Carlos, Postmaster General and CEO of the Philippine Postal Corporation. Several teachers also showcased their talents in the Teachers’ Got Talent portion.

The celebration was also attended by Senator Imee Marcos, Governor Erico Aristotle Augmentado, and DepEd officials and personnel. The event was also held with the support the National Teachers’ Month Coordinating Council (NTMCC) through the NTMCC Co-Chair Mr. Aniceto SobrepeΓ±a.

Pinoy pride reigns supreme as Catriona Gray’s wax figure arrives in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

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Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is delighted to announce the internationally renowned singer, model, and beauty queen Catriona Gray, as the newest addition to the all-star lineup of wax figures at the tourist attraction. As a remarkable icon, Catriona is known not only for her Miss Universe journey but also for her passionate advocacy work and philanthropy. Officially launched on August 31, 2023, Catriona’s wax figure arrival at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a display of inspiration, talent, and pride for fans all over the world.

Catriona, who is popular for winning the Miss Universe pageant in 2018 and her passionate advocacy work, was initially immortalized at Madame Tussauds Singapore with her wax figure launch in 2022. This creation, crafted meticulously by the Madame Tussauds team of experts and world-renowned designer Mak Tumang, perfectly captures Catriona’s grace, poise, and confidence in her fiery lava gown and signature lava walk pose. The whole ensemble, from her hair, and iconic three stars and the sun ear cuff, pays homage to her remarkable journey to the Miss Universe crown and her continuous commitment to her advocacies for the country and society.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong aims to celebrate international tourism as it invites more visitors to enjoy the immersive experience that the tourist attraction has to offer. With Catriona's wax figure as a prominent addition to this all-star lineup, the Filipino talent is boosted up on an international platform for the whole world to see.

BoBo Yu, Head of Sales and Marketing of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, shared, “We are delighted to have Catriona Gray join the ranks of all the iconic personalities here at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. She has made her mark with her advocacy work and time as Miss Universe. Having her wax figure here offers our visitors a special chance to connect and be inspired by her story."

Celebrating this momentous occasion, the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong team together with Catriona initiated launch efforts that pumped up the excitement for this move. Philippine Consul General Mr. Raly L. Tejada also graced the event to show their appreciation.

The program started with the wax unveiling and an exclusive Q&A portion with Catriona. To make things more engaging, Catriona’s supporters also had the chance to interact and engage with her during the event. Fans were also able to enjoy the famous tourist attraction experience and get up close and personal with their favourites as they toured Madame Tussauds Hong Kong after the program.

In the much-anticipated unveiling, Catriona shared, “Every opportunity like this marks an exciting start not just for me but everyone who wishes to visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The Philippines is a country beaming with talent and potential, and the fact that we have Pinoy names in the displays proves that we can represent our country with pride and so much more.“

The wax figure is now available for the public and can be found at the Fashion Zone of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Filipino citizens in Hong Kong can enjoy a special rate of PHP 1287 (HKD 178) upon presenting a Hong Kong ID and Philippine passport at the admission counter. This package includes one admission ticket and one VIP Digi Pass. Regular combo retails at PHP 2,159 (HKD 299).

For more information, visit and follow Madame Tussauds Hong Kong on Facebook, @MadameTussaudsHongKong on Instagram, and @TussaudsHK on Twitter and YouTube.

About Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Featuring 12 incredible Zones from glamourous Hollywood actors to your favorite K-pop stars, artists, musicians and sports heroes, the incredible Madame Tussauds Hong Kong houses over 100 wax figures! But this gallery of wonder is so much more than an exciting attraction! Guests will marvel at our incredible immersive, interactive technology at every turn!

Originally opened in August 2000, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is the first permanent Madame Tussauds in Asia. We have over 25 unique locations around the globe, from New York to Shanghai, Amsterdam to Sydney - and of course London, where the story began. Throughout our 250+ year history, Madame Tussauds has brought to life thousands of celebs, stars and heroes - in mind-blowingly accurate detail – giving visitors the opportunity to brush shoulders with their idols and LITERALLY reach for the stars!

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong welcomes guests from 11am to 8pm daily (last admission is at 7pm). For ticket enquiries, please call (852) 2849 6966 or visit

About Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates 140 attractions, 23 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees.

Enhancing Your Home Internet Experience with Zyxel NBG7510 WiFi 6 Gigabit Router

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In today's digital era, a robust and dependable internet connection is no longer a luxury but a fundamental requirement. WiFi 6, the latest advancement in wireless technology, promises to transform your online experience by delivering fast, seamless, and highly efficient connectivity. If you find yourself frustrated with lagging streams, buffering videos, and painstakingly slow downloads, it's time to bid adieu to your antiquated router and welcome the lightning-fast world of WiFi 6 with the Zyxel NBG7510.

Understanding WiFi 6 (802.11ax)

WiFi 6, also recognized as 802.11ax, represents the most recent iteration of WiFi technology, designed for escalating demand for faster and more efficient wireless communication. It builds upon its predecessor, WiFi 5 (802.11ac), introducing numerous enhancements that translate into accelerated speeds, superior performance, and unwavering connections.

For a more in-depth exploration of the advantages offered by WiFi 6, please refer to the article titled “Why You'll Get a Better Wireless Experience with WiFi 6.

Achieving Faster WiFi at Home with WiFi 6

When embarking on the quest for a WiFi 6 router, take into account several critical factors:

Speed and Performance: Seek routers offering high-speed capabilities, equipped with support for the latest WiFi 6 features.

Coverage Area: Opt for a router that blankets your entire home, eradicating any pesky dead zones.

Number of Ports: Ensure the router provides an adequate number of Ethernet ports, particularly if you have lots of wired devices.

Security Features: Prioritize routers endowed with robust security features, such as WPA3 encryption, safeguarding your network from potential threats.

Brand Reputation: Choose routers from reputable brands renowned for their quality and exceptional customer support.


For more tips on getting faster WiFi at home, read the post: How to Get Faster WiFi at Home with WiFi 6.

Introducing the Zyxel NBG7510 WiFi 6 Gigabit Router

Crafted to harness the immense potential of WiFi 6 (802.11ax), the Zyxel NBG7510 WiFi 6 Gigabit router represents a leap forward in delivering faster speeds, augmented performance, and uninterrupted connectivity.

Unleash the Full Power of WiFi 6

With WiFi 6 now seamlessly integrated into the NBG7510, you can rest assured that you have access to one of the fastest available performances. The 802.11ax future-proof technology boasts an impressive speed of 1.8 Gbps, optimizing efficiency and high-speed throughput. The NBG7510 bolsters your network's capacity by up to fourfold, ensuring ample bandwidth and reduced congestion when compared to its 11ac predecessors.

An Affordable WiFi 6 Solution for Your Home

Zyxel remains steadfast in its commitment to addressing common WiFi challenges in homes with an economically viable WiFi 6 solution. Further insights on this can be seen from the press release, "Zyxel Introduces Affordable Answer to Home WiFi Woes with New WiFi 6.

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