Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stay Woke for the dynamic energy collab by Quest & Juan Miguel Severo for Coke Studio Season 2 Homecoming.



Coke Studio, Juan Miguel Severo and Quest
Since the Coke Studio Season 2 Homecoming started I never miss to watch it. Just like the rapper Quest, they’re only words goes the refrain of an old pop song and spoken word pioneer Juan Miguel Severo wield words as mighty weapons.  And their love affair with words began very, very early.

Quest remembers:  “My childhood was not easy.  Both my parents had problems so I spent a lot of time with my cousins.  And I would borrow casette tapes from them.  That’s how I fell in love with both words and music.  It happened at the same time.  Imagine, I started with cassettes and now there’s streaming!”  Juan Miguel’s memories are actually his mom’s stories.  “My mom said that when I was two years old, I would give her a flower and recite a poem when I handed it to her.  She would write down these poems and save them.  Sadly, we live in a flood prone area and those poems are now lost.  I read my first book at 5 and wrote my first poem at 11.  And I also love performing and so it all comes together with spoken word.”

Quest
Quest discovered his talent for rap with his church but then moved on to more mainstream works.  Recognized as an eminent urban storyteller and a “microphone revolutionary’ Quest’s song “Sige Lang” was named in 2012 as the official song of Gilas Pilipinas, the national men’s basketball team.  Juan Miguel Severo began performing his spoken word works in university venues and smaller clubs until he was given a role in the Jadine teleserye On the Wings of Love and he brought spoken word to the world of television and thus, more popular recogntion.

The life of the artist is itself a quest, and both these artists cherish the journey.  Quest says:  “I want my listeners to go on a journey from darkness to light; from sadness to joy; from confusion to clarity.”  Juan Miguel sees a more personal view of it.  “I know what I want to be and that’s better.  The quest is to be better; to face wanting to be better.”

Juan Miguel Severo
Quest and Juan Miguel was eloquent on the very essence of home. “Home is not tangible,” Quest declares.  “It is a personal message to find home; like a ‘note to self.’  To find home is to find what makes you feel alive, to solidify what you are as a person.”  Juan Miguel says, “I know that this collab is a big thing for myself, but it is also bigger than myself.  We need to push boundaries.  What I want to express is to let everyone know that their journey, their story is valid.  I want to give them hope.”

Watch how Quest and Juan Miguel Severo collaborate for a refreshing kind of music that celebrates their own genres in the second episode of Coke Studio. Catch it every Sunday at 11:15a.m. before ASAP on ABS-CBN or on www.youtube.com/CokeStudioPH.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Filipina beauty & wellness expert’s crowning glory deserves a World-class natural remedy


What causes hair loss? This is a concern for both men and women. It can have a devastating effect to anyone who experiences it.  According to Web MD, the average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair and loses up to 100 of them a day, which is normal. As people age, their rate of hair growth slows, and they can experience losing more than hundreds of strands which is quite alarming. 

Cory Quirino choose Natural Speech Bubble
So what can you do to prevent it?
For beauty and wellness expert, Cory Quirino, embracing wellness is the first step to help improve the hair’s condition and make people look younger. “If you choose to have a wellness lifestyle, then expect wonderful changes such as radiant skin, energy, and a general sense of well-being,” she emphasizes. “In time, you will realize that you have successfully delayed the aging process.” The beauty and wellness expert says that choosing wellness as a lifestyle includes eating nutritious food, exercising, getting a good sleep, drinking generous amounts of water, managing stress, getting enough sunshine, and above all, staying positive. 

On top of a daily healthy regimen, a supplement is necessary to maintain a healthy hair and scalp. Many people opt to use chemical-based products. But for her, the use of natural products is a must and the best solution for hair loss. “There are hair treatment products in the market today that claim to be effective but their ingredients could contain chemicals that may prove harmful with long-term use,” she enthuses. “Choose natural. Say NO to harsh chemicals and let nature do the makeover,” she emphasizes.
Natural ingredients such as virgin coconut oil (VCO) and aloe vera are loaded with beneficial properties, which boost the health of the scalp and hair. These and much more natural herbs and essential oils can be found in NOVUHAIR, a topical scalp lotion with 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss, which the beauty and wellness expert approves of.
“Even if I have been blessed with thick hair, I know that it has to be cared for,” she maintains. “I use NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion once daily in the evening before bedtime. Next morning, I apply it on my scalp again, then a shampoo after 30 minutes. Those who wish to further thicken the hair, it is a must to also use the shampoo and conditioner daily.”  

Eventually, she noticed impressive effects after using this breakthrough product: significant lessening of hair fall, abundant growth of tress, and the return of locks’ luster. Apart from being effective, it’s a very safe solution, too. A local clinical study has proven that NOVUHAIR has no adverse side effects with continuous use. 

Moreover, NOVUHAIR is not just for those who experience hair loss. Younger people, especially the millennials, can use it for maintenance or prevention if hair loss runs in the family. Cory recommends NOVUHAIR to everyone, especially to those who want to maintain their hair the best way they can. For her, this globally-competitive natural product answers the needs of a discriminating, health-conscious public.

Born on August 11, the granddaughter of the late Philippine President Elpidio Quirino is an author, and television and radio host. She has been a strong advocate for natural health, beauty, and wellness for more than two decades. “Twenty years ago, it was as simple a goal as weight loss. But when I saw the dramatic effect it had on my vitality and complexion, I knew that this was the good path to take. For those who wish the same things I wanted then, this would be just as easy to embrace,” Cory recalls.
 
Cory Quirino holding Novuhair

She wrote a series of best-seller books entitled “Forever Young”, which feature beauty and health tips as well as her own workout programs. Likewise, she also made a fitness video called “Cory Quirino’s Celebrity Workout for Beginners” .For her, living in the 21st century has its challenges. She says: “The best way to live long and be well is to live a natural life.” Truly, for a natural woman like Cory, her crowning glory deserves nothing but a world-class natural remedy that is NOVUHAIR.

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also have the product delivered right at your doorstep through Lazada at https://bit.ly/2Jc92Vk
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For more information, contact NOVUHAIR hotlines at 413.6570 and 0922.8830575, visit www.novuhair.com, and Facebook Page: Novuhair Official. #choosenatural #ichoosenatural #novuhair #naturalwoman

Friday, August 10, 2018

NEWEST MAGAZINE AND TRAVEL SHOW: Me and My Town


The GMA News TV launched the Me and my Town, the newest Magazine and Travel show will hit Philippines TV and exploring the Philippines one town at a time. That aims to promote the unique charm of cities and towns in the country by featuring its tourist attractions, food, culture and the arts.

The show will highlights the beauty of the Philippines with a different twist. Aside from the experiences and perspective of our host, we’ll be featuring a prominent personality who is a native of the place to tour us around and take us on a different adventure and discovery. Expect every episode to be packed with insider travel tips and valuable information to entice every traveler to come and visit. Also to empower Filipinos as love for one’s town takes center stage, providing information and learnings that can be replicated and aspired with amicable disposition and appreciation.

Me and  My Town’s pilot episode features the modern and historic city of Imus, in the province of Cavite. Witness the remarkable fusion of history and modernization of Imus the historical sites, culture and food. Imus is also known for its thriving businesses that create jobs for fellow Imuseno. so watch out the modern plants and factories that depicts the growing city. Congressman Alex Advincula will be the one to tour around Imus and expect that he’ll be taking us to a different kind of trip and discover unique places that only a local can offer. From the historic site of "Battle of lmus" to the newly constructed hospital and schools - Gong. AA will show us how his vision of the city has come to life with his projects and infrastructure programs. Witness a different kind of Imus beyond its modern places and busy streets. Explore Imus like you've never seen it before.

Kathy San Gabriel
 Let's explore the Philippines, one town at a time! Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist. Kathy San Gabriel. Me and My Town airs every Sunday. 9:30 am on GMA News TV channel 11.On the first episode of Me and My Town on August 12, Sunday,

For more information of Me and My Town just follow their facebook, twitter and Instagram @meandmytown.

FINDS A HOPE FOR CANCER PATIENTS AT TMC


 
Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento 

Last August 9, 2018, Premier health Institute. The Medical City (TMC) launched its Augusto P. Sarmiento Cancer Institute (APSCI) – new home of hope for cancer patients and named after its Chairman of the Board and one of the country’s top surgical oncologists. The Institute has its own way to treat and diagnose the cancer patients.
 
Dr. Beatrice Tiango, APSCI Deputy Director; Dr. Daniel Malonzo, APSCI Director; TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R. Bengzon; Chairman of the Board Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento; Dr. Manuel Francisco Roxas, APSCI Deputy Director and Senior Vice President for the Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos.
APSCI Director Dr. Daniel M Alonzo, APSCI Deputy Director Dr. Beatrice Tiangco, SVP for the Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R. Bengzon, Chairman of the Board Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Jose Xavier B. Gonzales and APSCI Deputy Director Dr. Manuel Francisco Roxas.
APSCI exhibit at the main lobby of The Medical City Main, Ortigas, Pasig City.
During the launch one of the highlights was the unveiling of the APSCI signage and historical marker at the 8th Floor Nursing Tower, TMC in Ortigas, Pasig City. A short program followed at the main lobby where a grand exhibit is mounted featuring the institute’s brand of cancer care.


It was graced by TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R. A. Bengzon, Senior Vice President for the Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Jose Xavier B. Gonzales, APSCI Director Dr. Daniel M. Alonzo and Deputy Directors Drs. Beatrice Tiangco and Manuel Francisco Roxas, TMC doctors, managers, and staff, patient partners, and the honoree, Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT DR. AUGUSTO P. SARMIENTO:

Dr. Sarmiento graduated from the University of the Philippines in April 1948. From September to March 1949, he worked as a Junior Parasitologist under the Schistomiasis Control Program of the Department of Health. 

He then became a first year resident at the UP-Philippine General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics. Dr. Sarmiento used his Obstetrics residency training as his gateway to get into the Department of Surgery where he started his surgical residency in early 1950s.
Upon completion of his surgical residency training in 1954, like many other graduates of various medical specialties, he flew to the USA to pursue more advanced surgical training.

In 1955, an opportunity came to Dr. Sarmiento to be trained as one of the first Filipino surgical residents at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Valhalla of Cancer Surgery in New York City. He stayed for four years, completing his training under the American surgeon widely regarded as the Father of Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Hayes Martin. He worked for a time as an associate of Dr. Martin, but decided to return to Manila in 1958.

In Manila, he taught and practiced general and cancer surgery at the PGH and at two other hospitals. In 1967, he moved his practice along with several overseas trained UP doctors to join Dr. Agerico B. M. Sison in a small hospital in Mandaluyong City. It was named the ABM Sison Hospital, in honor of their mentor. The ABM Sison was later renamed The Medical City and the rest is history. TMC celebrated its 50th year anniversary last year.

“I am pleased and humbled to have the Cancer Institute of The Medical City named after me and I am accepting this honor for and on behalf of the people who have gone ahead of us, who had given great ideas and a lot of their time to help us get to where we are now. What we are doing now is just add-ons to the great work they had already started,” said Dr. Sarmiento. 

THE MEDICAL CITY’S APSCI:

“At the APSCI, we believe in healthcare that nurtures a partnership – one that gives strength, advanced services, and most especially, hope,” says Dr. Alonzo.

The APSCI, according to Dr. Alonzo, is gifted with the inspiration of Dr. Sarmiento and the organizational strength of the TMC institution.

“Thank you for the inspiration Dr. Sarmiento and for being a role model for all of us as we, at APSCI, continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of our patients,” said Dr. Alonzo.
Cancer care at APSCI can be described by 8Cs − compassionate, cost-effective, coordinated, collaborative, comprehensive, customized, centered around the patient, and committed.

The APSCI leadership, composed of Dr. Alonzo and deputy directors Drs. Tiangco and Roxas, has started doctor-initiated researches.  They are beefing up their cancer registry, based on patients’ records to find better ways of treatment. Dr. Alonzo is also looking at training programs for the next generation of cancer specialists. 

He admitted there’s still a lot of work to be done at the APSCI but all these quality improvements and innovations are aimed at giving cancer patients the brand of TMC care that they deserve.
“With our personalized programs and treatments, we will engage and support our patients throughout their cancer journey - from nutrition therapy, to pain management, and to palliative care.


For more information about APSCI, you may call 9881000 ext. 6214. Or follow their Facebook page: The Medical City Augusto P. Sarmiento Cancer Institute.