Friday, February 15, 2019

MEASLES OUTBREAK IN METRO MANILA: “Ligtas sa Tigdas”

What can happen when you have measles? What should you do or can you do when you have measles? Why is there an outbreak? How can measles be prevented? For pregnant individuals, what can happen and how can they avoid it? I am very glad I was able to attend the press conference of Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Whatever I learned from them, I would like to share to my readers.

Measles or Tigdas is a highly communicable  disease that causes a significant morbidity and mortality. Also highly contagious diseases while most people can recover from this self-limiting illness, complications such as pneumonia and diarrhea can occur, especially in children, persons with low immunity, and pregnant women. It is not possible to predict which patients will develop complications so the best way to combat the disease is to prevent it. Just last week, an outbreak has been declared in the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, and Western and Eastern Visayas.

Here are the several ways you can protect yourself from measles (and other contagious infectious diseases):

1) Keep your vaccinations up-to-date. If you are a patient who can receive live virus vaccines, you may opt to receive a booster MMR vaccine. Please note that pregnant women and patients with low immunity cannot receive live virus vaccines like MMR. Please consult your doctor regarding MMR vaccination.
2) Frequent hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
3) Practice good cough etiquette (cover your cough with a handkerchief or the sleeve of your shirt) or wear mask if you are coughing.
4) Stay at home if you are sick.

The Panel of Experts (from left): Dr. Erwin de Mesa, President of Philippine Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology; Dr. Salvador Gatchalian, President of Philippine Pediatric Society; Dr. Mario Panaligan, President of Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Secretary of Philippine College of Physicians; and Dr. Anna Liza Ong-Lim, President of Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines.







If you develop symptoms similar to measles (fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis), you may be contagious just by speaking or coughing. It would be best for you stay home. If you must see a doctor, please wear a mask at all times. Or you may visit the website address of Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Inc.: www.psmid.org

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Health Forum on Heart Month 2019: My Heart, Your Heart



When was the last time you visit your cardiologist? The PHA is here to continue to expand the medical knowledge of the field and other concerns about heart disease to the public. Their here to prevent the cardiovascular diseases. I am very happy that I was able to attend this health forum and thru the speaker-panelists I learned a lot from them that I would like also to share with my readers:











The PHA officers and Speaker-Panelists (from left): Dr. Nannette R. Rey, PHA President, Dr. Eric C. Sison, chair, PHA Council on Cardiac Catheterization, Dr. Ronald E. Cuyco, PHA Director/Advocacy Committe chair and Dr. Aurelia A. Leus, Vice President, PHA chair, Hearth Month 2019

The most important on this health forum is the education on healthy lifestyle-52100 which is 5 servings of fruits and vegestables, not more than 2 hours of screentime/not more than 2 grams of added salt; 1 hour of physical activity, 0 sugared beverages and 0 smoking, Prevention is better than a pound of cure. Also the Sneakers Friday, wear sneakers/rubber shoes to walk more, ride less. Start the habit on a Friday and do it more often.

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Lastly, you can save the victim from hearth attack thru CPR and here are the 3 C's that you should know when the victim having a cardiac arrest:

1) Check the scene and responsiveness of the victim
2) Call for help
3) Compress - do the hands-only CPR




Saturday, January 26, 2019

"Saludo" to highlight heroism of Filipino people


A new television series entitled "Saludo"; that will feature the everyday heroism of the Filipinos was launched at the Camp Crame headquarters in Quezon City recently.

Police Chief Superintendent Rhodel Sermonia of the Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) under the Philippine National Police (PNP) and popular film producer Leonora Sy led the launch of the new television series which will be aired on PTV4 every Sunday at 8 p.m.

Sy said: "SALUDO is a one-hour weekly hero-serye program of PTV4. It is a compilation of stories of everyday Filipino heroes, the least-told life stories which could be the inspiration of each and every Filipino."

"This is dedicated to all the everyday heroism of the Filipino people. They all deserve the praises for whatever heroism they have shown,"  added Sy, executive producer of the show.

For its premier episode on Sunday, Jan. 27, "Saludo"; will feature the heroism of former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa played by actor Polo Ravales.

"We will not delve into the life story of former PNP chief Bato. Well, at some point, it will be tackled a bit. But we will highlight his heroism. That you have to watch the effect of General Bato's heroism in the country's peace and order and in the economy as well," said Sermonia.

He also said: "The first episode will also touch on the issue of illegal drugs and how the government is dealing with the situation."

Sermonia added: "If you know someone who has done an act of heroism, please approach us and we will see what we can do. We need to share this heroism to the world because we want the others to be inspired and do good."

Other celebrities who attended the press launch of the new television series were Bahjo Cabauatan, director of the TV series; and Dennis Coronel Macalintal, line producer.

Also at the launch were two of the five Gwapulis - PO3 Alexander Po and PO1 Willy Quinto - who will be part of the first season of "Saludo"; Other Gwapulis who will join in the succeeding series of "Saludo" are former Mr. International PO2 Neil Perez and PO1 Richard Pangilinan.

Sermonia said that "Saludo"is also one way of reintroducing to the public the role of PCRG. "People are familiar with HPG and CIDG but the PCRG has no recall to some people. PCRG assists and helps the people in times of calamities and disasters."

Monday, January 21, 2019

GERALD ANDERSON DEBUTS SKECHERS NEW MENS STREETWEAR LINE


One of my favorite Filipino Actor, Gerald Anderson goes big on style and featuring the global footwear brand Skechers this year with a fresh collection. The all new Men’s Streetwear line showcases a “Casual meets Athletic” vibe that can easily take you from work to weekend.  With designs that work great for the streets, workplace, and even for dinner or drinks, Skechers Streetwear is leading the Casual Athletic trend through a comfort and style-filled collection for the modern gentleman.

Actor Gerald Anderson only wears footwear that matches his lifestyle. Also a dedicated athlete, Gerald considers his style to be functional, laidback, and comfortable—qualities he has found in the Skechers Streetwear line which includes Air-cooled Memory Foam for superior comfort.  Here he dishes out some style pointers for 2019 wearing the new Streetwear sneakers.

Collegiate Preppy
 
Streewear Relven Velton in Gray (P3995)

Take cues from Gerald and take your preppy look to the nines with the Skechers Relven-Velton. This pair sports a soft and sporty knit fabric with leather sides for a different take on a classic lace-up athletic sneaker.

Office-Ready
 
Streewear Delson Camben in Taupe (4195)
Smart Casual never looked this good. The Skechers Delson-Camben in Taupe is as versatile as you need it to be. Pair it with a handsome jacket or blazer and dark trousersfor an effortlessly sharp workplace outfit. Also features an Air Cooled Memory foam insole for added comfort.

Casual Weekend Wear
 
Streetwear Delson Camben in Black Gray (P4195)
Gerald loves putting on his trusty jeans and leather jacket out on weekends. Fortunately, the Skechers Delson-Camben also comes in black and grey, an easy-to-match and stylish colorway to level up our casual getups, especially denims.

Award Winner
 
Streetwear Relven Velton in Gray (P3995)
For occasions that require him to get all dressed up, Gerald pulls all the stops to make sure he looks great while feeling at ease. With a sharp tailored suit and tee, Skechers Men’s Streetwear is the perfect pair to complete the look for extra confidence, style and comfort from day to night.
Check out the new Skechers Streetwear collection for men, now in stores or online to cop the Casual Meets Athletic vibe.

For more information, visit skechers.com.ph, like Facebook.com/SkechersPhilippines and on Instagram @SkechersPH. 

Skechers is available at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa The Annex, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Malls The 30th, SM East Ortigas, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons General Trias, SM Lipa, Fairview Terraces, SM Fairview, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Clark, Vista Mall Bataan, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ayala Malls Legazpi, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Mall and Centrio Mall.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

CHINESE NEW YEAR LIMITED COLLECTION OF KEDS!


CNY Triple CVO P3,795.00
CNY Year of the Pig Charm

Not sure what to wear for Chinese New Year? Well in celebration of the Chinese New Year, Keds created special limited editions of two of its classic styles: the Triple CVOs neaker and the Triple Kick flatform. You’re in for a special New Year treat, so take your pick from clean leather uppers or a premium sequin design!

The Chinese New Year Triple Kick


CNY Triple Kick P3,295.00

Meet the CNY-ready version of the Triple Kick. Flip the sequins down for one color, up for another, or do a mix to show off both shades at once. This shoe brings the best type of fun to any New Year outfit! These Triple Kick platform sneakers are adorned with glistening golden trims, which include gold eyelets, keds label, lace tips and a removable (and adorable) piglet charm tobring you good luck throughout the year.

The Chinese New Year Triple CVO
 
CNY Triple CVO P3,795.00

For those who prefer a classic white sneaker, Keds releases an exclusive New Year version of our beloved Triple platform sneaker. Made with soft white leather and a little height, this pair is accessorized with a lucky golden pig charm to bring you good vibes this 2019.

CNY sneakers drop February 1! Visit keds.com.ph and Keds stores located at Glorietta 3, U.P. Town Center, SM North Edsa - The Block, SM Megamall, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Manila, Festival Alabang, SM City Baguio, Robinsons Ilocos, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Bacolod, SM City Iloilo, Gaisano Mall Davao, and Centrio Cagayan De Oro.  Also available in Complex Lifestyle Stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma Mall, Eastwood Mall, Fairview Terraces, Uptown BGC, Glorietta 5, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Solenad-3 Nuvali, Marquee Mall, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu. 


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

6 HACKS TO SURVIVE COMMUTING IN METRO MANILA


Do you commute everyday? Are you taking public transportation? Do you live in urban areas?  Once in a while I commute and use the public transportation. You know how challenging and downright agonizing it can be to commute on a daily basis and while there’s much to improve with our transport system that we can rant about.  There are ways for us to at least make the experience easier for ourselves, more pleasant even. So I’m sharing with you 6 sure hacks to survive commuting in the metro.

1. CHOOSE RIGHT, PACK SMART


First and foremost, always ensureyou bring a bag that can be fully and securely closed such as those with zippers. Tote bags may be convenient for you, but remember you’re not the only one who will have easy access. If you change bags frequently, get a bag organizer to easily transfer all your things from one bag to another. If you’re a gadget junkie, use a cord organizer for tangle-free earphones and chargers while you’re on the go.

2. WEAR THE COMFIEST SHOES


Trust us, your daily travel can be a whole lot easier and much less tiring simply by wearing the right shoes. Ditch the heels, obviously. Go for something reliable and tested like Skechers GOWalk—said to be the number 1 walking shoe in the U.S., it’s also worn by travelers in airports all over. The latest Skechers GOwalk Evolution makes you feel like you’re walking on clouds, giving a bounce in every step no matter how long and tiring the lines or walks are. Well cushioned, lightweight and breathable,this shoe is a must-have travel and commute companion!

3. USE STORED VALUE CARDS- Save time & money, grab limited deals!


Skip long lines atticket stations by purchasing  beep™ stored value cards. Aside from saving time lining up, it also saves you money as it comes out cheaper than buying single rides in LRT1 and LRT2. This January, you’ll want to watch out for a new limited edition Skechers beep™card—a special co-branded card that can be used anywhere on MRT3, LRT1, LRT2, P2P buses, BGC Bus, and anywhere beep™cards are accepted. In the spirit of Christmas and to make commuting a better experience for everyone, Skechers is giving out a P500 discount voucher on GOwalk shoes with each purchase of a Skecher beep™card (P50). No limits on number of cards you can purchase so if you want to share the gift of comfort and convenience to friends and family this season, a Skechers beep™card with GOWalk discount voucher is a great way to go!

Skip long lines at ticket stations by purchasing stored value cards. Aside from saving time lining up, it also saves money too as it comes out cheaper than buying single rides. This December, you’ll want to watch out for a new limited edition Skechers Beep card—a special co-branded card that can be used anywhere on all MRT and LRT trains, select P2P buses, and anywhere Beep cards are accepted. In the spirit of Christmas and to make commuting a better experience for everyone, Skechers is giving out a P500 discount voucher on GOwalk shoes with each purchase of a Skecher Beep card (P100). No limits on number of cards you can purchase so if you want to share the gift of comfort and convenience to friends and family this season, a Skechers Beep card with GOWalk discount voucher is a great way to go!

4. BRING A COIN PURSE

Oftentimes, journeys require us to take 2 or more modes of transport. So while stored value cards make our lives easier on trains and some modern bus lines, we still need to rely on cash for jeeps, tricycles, and taxis. It helps a lot with both safety and convenience to have a separate coin purse handy on short rides so you don’t have to bring out your main wallet which carries your cash and cards. Also, you won’t have to worry about not getting enough change back when you can give the exact amount!

5. KEEP HYDRATED


Instead of buying bottles of water every day, we suggest that you bring your own water tumbler instead. This way, you’re not just saving money, but you’re saving the earth by reducing single-use plastic as well. The water will help you stay fresh throughout your commutes especially in our typically hot and humid weather. Place it in an easy to reach, outer part of your bag so you it’s easy to hydrate whenever and wherever you are.

6. NO MORE SWEAT

If you have a big meeting or event coming up and you don’t have space or time to pack extra clothes, prevent sweat marks by putting liners inside the sleeves of your clothes where your underarms are positioned. Of course, it’s always good to bring a hand fan or a portable battery-operated one for hassle-free cooling to avoid sweating in the first place.

There you have it! 6 hacks and I hope it can help you make the best experience possible out of your challenging city commutes! Limited edition Skechers beep™Cards will be available for purchase this January 2019 at selected P2P stations. One P500 discount voucher will be given with each Skechers beep™card purchased.

Skechers GOWalk Evolution is available in stores and online at www.skechers.com.ph

For more information on Skechers GOWalk, visit  skechers.com.ph, like Facebook.com/SkechersPhilippines and on Instagram @SkechersPH. 
Skechers GOWalk is available at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa The Annex, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Malls The 30th, SM East Ortigas, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons General Trias, SM Lipa, Fairview Terraces, SM Fairview, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Clark, Vista Mall Bataan, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ayala Malls Legazpi, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Mall and Centrio Mall.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

SPERRY END OF SEASON SALE UP TO 50% OFF



Good news to those who collect Sperry Footwear like me. You can now dress well and score great deals on great footwear at the Sperry End of Season Sale! Enjoy up to 50% off on select Sperry footwear from January 4 to February 3, 2019! For more details visit www.sperry.com.ph and Sperry stores nationwide to score amazing shoe deals! Also follow Sperry,  @sperryph in Instagram and Facebook.

Take your pick from classic boat shoes, sneakers, or performance shoe from iconic shoe brand Sperry. To kick off , visit the stores located at Trinoma, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street, Festival Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, Glorietta 3, U.P Town Center, SM East Ortigas, Estancia, SM Aura, SM Baguio, Robinsons Ilocos, SM Dasmarinas, SM Lipa, SM Legazpi, SM Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM Bacolod, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Davao, SM Lanang, Centrio Mall. Terms and Conditions apply. Don't miss it!