Thursday, December 22, 2016

NOVUHAIR CELEBRATES HOLIDAY AROUND THE GLOBE


It’s officially a few more days before we celebrate Christmas and Newyear. Around the globe, most people are trying to look their best, new clothes, new gadgets, and new shoes, but can these make up for looking best at what’s on top of our head, our hair! Good news to our kababayans abroad and their friends, with the brand’s aim to help assuage hair problems across the globe, Novuhair products are available in Kuwait, distributed by Bee Organic Import & Export Establishment, Kuwait. 

Taking care of our mane should be on top of our list just as we go to spa to pamper our body, our hair needs pampering as well. Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss has got you covered.
As we bid adieu to 2016, throw away your difficulties on hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair’s 19 natural ingredients. Made of herbal ingredients that include moringaoleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint, Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

The brand has helped thousands of satisfied users here in the Philippines, thus merits its fifth consecutive year of being awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country.

For orders, you may contact landlines +96524343885 and +96524343866 or mobile numbers +96550380380, +96565559935 and +96560755122.  Bee Organic’s showroom is located at Arabia Mall, First Floor Showroom # 15 Egaila Area, Kuwait.
Novuhair can also be purchased online through our service partner: www.regaloservice.com. Servicing USA, Canada, UAE , KSA and other Asian countries.


Locally, Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada. 

Alcatel and PLDT Delivers Kids watch through PLDT Telpad Promo


Parents can now keep track of their kiddos through the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch for an additional P199 per month in Telpad plan.

MANILA,PHILIPPINES– Ever wish you could know where your child is all the time?

We are always concerned with the safety and security of our children, especially when we are not with them. We never fail to think of them; wondering of their activities during the day, contemplating if their journey back home is safe and sound. If only we could be with them every minute and could guard them under our watchful eyes every second, it would definitely be worth a peace of our minds.
With breakthroughs in technology, nothing can be impossible nowadays, including the opportunity to track your children when you are not with them. Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL communication has developed its newest product that saves you from worry of your kid’s safety and protection.

Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch is an innovative security tool that children can wear. Download the MOVETIME Track & Talk app to connect your smartphone to your kid’s watch. The app enables you to track your kids through their smartwatch anytime and anywhere you are. You can also pre-set the safe zones for your little one.

PLDT, the leading telco and digital services provider in the country, is offering this to their subscribers through its PLDT HOME unit. For an additional P199 per month on top your Telpad plan, you can already have the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch and have your kids wear your peace of mind.

The MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch has the following features that add security and safety to your child’s well-being:


Geo-location- Using a blend of GPS, GSM, and Wi-Fi, you can easily locate your kids within 90 seconds. It is fast, reliable and simple. With this feature, you are assured of their safety by getting to know every place they go. You can even track their pace, activities and get statistics. By knowing where they run and go, you are saved from worry and anxiety.

Set a safe place- This feature warns you immediately when your kids enter or leave a pre-set safe zone. By setting a safe place, you are assured that they are within the bounds of their comfort zone, thus become protected from unwanted areas that may pose risk to their protection.

Alert Notifications- With alert notifications, you get instant notices on your smartphone. You don’t need to check on your phone minute by minute, the notifications will alert you of your kids’ activities. In this way, you can attend to matters in the office or at home without the hassle of checking on your phone every now and then.

Send voice message- This feature allows you and your assigned family members to call your kids to check on them and remind them of stuff to do or things to remember. You can also send voice messages if they cannot answer your call. And enjoy conversations with them anytime of the day and feel more connected to them. And in turn, your child can call up to 10 assigned numbers.



The MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch also have other impressive features that you will surely love. It comes with a touch button that your kids can easily operate. It has a contact list that can save all family contact numbers, so that you kid can easily scroll and call if they need to.

The watch also comes in cool and funky colors, blue and orange that your kids will adore. Its battery life can go as long as four days on stand-by time. It comes with a flexible and durable structure, and is water and dust proof.

But on top of all these amazing features is the assurance that you stay connected with your kids and secure their safety. The MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch helps connect and secure families with the help of digital innovations.

The upgraded Telpad plan comes with PLDT Smart Call All Sim with the inclusion of 60 mins call to Smart, Sun, and Talk N’ Text and 60 mobile data. Telpad plan starts at P1849 and comes with the landline, Home DSL, and Telpad unit.

Get the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch for your kids now and safeguard their protection today visithttp://pldthome.com/telpad/smartwatch. For more information about MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch, go to Alcatel Philippines Facebook page
(www.facebook.com/alcatelmobilephilippines).

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Barcelona Doctor Introduces the Ozone Therapy in the Philippines

Dr. Humberto Loscertales Guardiola with his co-trainee in Spain of Ozone Therapy, Dra. Maria Cristina Nicolas.

Who wants to live a long life with a healthy living because you protected against diseases and treatment that gives a good solution to diseases like: Ankylosing spondylitis, Post-traumatic synovitis, Arthrosis and Degenerative disease. This is because of Ozone Therapy, eyeing alternative for pain and it is also a tool for anti-aging.

Last December 6, 2016, I was very fortunate to meet personally Dr. Humberto Loscertales Guardiola who visited the Philippines to introduce one of the most recognized alternative treatment in the US and Europe. A proud alumnus of the Barcelona Autonomic University where he studied Medicine, Dr. Loscertales is highly regarded by the academe for his various doctoral courses, logging 100 teaching hours in the same university.

Barcelona has been enjoying the perks of having Dr. Humberto Loscertales in their medical scene. The famous internal medicine specialist has been the authority and top practitioner of the Ozone therapy for the past 16 years in the Spanish City.




I was so amazed and very happy that I was able to witness the actual treatment procedure of Ozone therapy by  Dr. Humberto Loscertales Guardiola himself. He explains very well the procedures in details and the benefits of the Ozone therapy. That’s the reason why I am considering to undergo the ozone therapy and at my age now (more than 50 years old), I really need it. I should save P5,000 per session and at least 4 to 5 sessions to see the good result. As early as 30 years old to as late as 60 years old, clients go in and out of the Ozone therapy clinics to have their cells regenerated by the O3 element. They head out with an energized body ready to take on more activities in their daily lives.


Dr. Loscertales also practiced medicine in various hospitals in Barcelona while juggling all his academic appointments. His academic career reached new levels when he finished his international MBA, starting in Barcelona Ramon Llull university for two years and an intensive third year in Manhattan College NY. His stereotype image by having a consistently vibrant personality and a supply of energy that often eludes men and women of his age. Apparently, the practice of Ozone therapy for more than a decade had its benefits, as Dr. Loscertales exudes his youthful vibe while preaching on this new alternative treatment with so much passion.


“We have an exceptional medical tool that increases our efficiency on the solution of medical problems, normally in a complementary way with other medical strategies. In some cases, it is the only medical tool/treatment that can provide a good solution to diseases like: Ankylosing spondylitis, Post-traumatic synovitis, Arthrosis and other degenerative diseases,” Dr. Loscertales said in a statement.

He practiced as an attending physician for the Intensive Care Department at the Hospital Clinic, for the Traumatology & General Surgery, at the Can Ruti General Hospital, and for Hematology & Internal Medicine at the Hospital De Sant Pau. With the strong belief that this non-invasive treatment responds to various medical problems, an association of physicians was created with Dr. Loscertales as one of the founding members in 2006.



The treatment which lasts for only about 45 minutes per sessions, is now available at the Ozone Therapy Center, Ground Floor of the King’s Courts Building 1, along Chino Roces Avenue in Makati. And visit their website: www.ozonehealththerapy.com

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Manila Doctors inaugurates new medical tower in celebration of its 60th anniversary

Manila Doctors Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the inauguration of the Norberto Ty Medical Tower II on December 8, 2016 led by Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (center) and Metrobank Group Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty (3rd from left). Present during the ceremony were (from left) Senator Franklin Drilon, Senator Risa Hontiveros, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Hon. Angelina Tan, MD, and DOH Representative Lyndon Lee Suy, MD.

Manila Doctors Hospital, one of the leading centers of health and wellness in the Philippines, is a private tertiary hospital finally inaugurates the new medical tower and reached 60 years with greater strength than ever. Last December 8, 2016, a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Metrobank Group Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty officially opened the inauguration of its new medical tower, Norberto Ty Medical Tower II.

The Norberto Ty Medical Tower II provide safe quality and affordable healthcare to all its patients. With 18-storey will house a number of additional medical and diagnostic services including linear accelerator, brachytherapy, vascular clinic and cancer center.


Adhering to its vision of becoming one of the leading centers of excellence and wellness in the country, the Norberto Ty Medical Tower II is also expected to increase bed capacity from 300 to 500 beds. As one of the top five hospitals in Metro Manila, Manila Doctors continuously seeks to provide quality and safe patient care recognized by international accreditors. Manila Doctors is an ISO 9001: 2015 accredited institution and is acknowledged by the Accreditation Canada International since 2010, and a reporting member of good standing of the United Nations Global Compact.  

Saturday, December 3, 2016

“Focus on What Matters” New Book of Coach Pia

Coach Pia

Last November 23, 2016, launched the newest book of Coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, “Focus on what matter”. The book is intended to help us understand and clarify what is worth focusing on in our lives. If you are dealing with confusion in your thoughts, feelings, or decisions, this book will present options for focusing on matters to help simplify your life.

This is not a book review of “Focus on what matters”, although I have a copy of the book but I haven’t read it yet because of my busy schedules. I just want to share it how important this book to us in our daily lives since “life is too short”. This book will help you discover deeper truths about yourself and that you will learn to trust your personal wisdom. Definitely in this coming days I will read this book and learn “How do I stay focused”. Along with the book I will use the daily journal to help me focus on how I’m progressing in my journey.

ABOUT COACH PIA

Coach Pia's Team

Coach Pia Nazareno—Acevedo is a Certified Professional Coach, Co—Founder and CEO of The OneCORE, ASEAN Head of the International institute for Coaching and Mentoring (llCStM), United Kingdom, and a certified member of the International Coaching Federation with expertise in Family Relationships and Personal Life Transitions.

She is the leading Certified Professional Coach favored by the country's chief executives, media personalities and key social influencers, and consistently invited to give seminars and workshops in South East Asia, Paris, London, and Rome, and throughout the Philippines on performance management, personal development, marriage and parenting.

Committed to reaching out to individuals for the past 15 years, Coach Pia continues to share basic knowledge on making Better Life Decisions on the radio and television through ABS-CBN, CMA, Teleradyo DZMM, TVs on Relasyon and Metro Radio Plus Hong Kong.

In 2010, she launched her book entitled Born To Be A Hero“. Currently a bestseller, this book was inspired by her own pivotal life transition, which came after a near—death experience where she realized that life is too short to go through hits and misses. Thus, everyone should be equipped with skills in making better life decisions.

Coach Pia and her husband

She is married to her husband, Jim Acevedo, for 17 years, with 3 sons: Marco, 16; Paolo, 13; andioshua, 5. She is also the Gallup Philippines Representative.

With Coach Pia, book signing

“Focus on What Matters” will be out in Fully Booked and selected National Bookstore branches nationwide.



Cancer Coalition Ph eliminates the barriers to Cancer Care

Speaker: Dr. Mon Severino

If you hear the word CANCER the initial reaction of the people are scared and very worried. Last November 25, 2016, the Cancer Coalition Philippines (CCPh), a group of likeminded experts, key opinion leaders, doctors, patients, and advocates, officially launched the CCPh partnership and commitment to push for national cancer care with an event entitled #startwithCAN. The event introduced the CCPh stakeholders and highlighted the cancer plight in the country.
The Cancer Coalition of the Philippines believes in eliminating the barriers to cancer care to put a stop to suffering and death due to cancer. The Coalition aims to achieve this by institutionalizing cancer-related government policies into law or Cancer Act, and by increasing the amount and predictability of financial support.

One out of every 1,800 Filipinos is diagnosed with cancer every year. Since 2004, cancers have been the third leading cause of death following cardiovascular disease. Between 2005 and 2009, the Department of Health reports that 44,627 people died of cancer, amounting to a mortality radio of 52 per 100,000 Filipinos.By 2030, the incidence rate of cancers in developing countries is expected to have grown by 85% from 2012.

Incidence continues to rise and most Filipinos do not have the necessary means to get properly diagnosed nor to treat and fight the disease. A cancer study in the country shows a significant percentage of Filipinos suffer from financial ruin or die within a year of diagnosis due to lack of funds, support, and access to traditional and innovative types of medication. The cancer burden in the country has become overwhelming and Filipinos are in dire need of a consolidated comprehensive cancer plan.

Against all odds

Cancer is a devastating disease and it affects not only the patients,but also everyone around them. Studies have shown that the effect the disease has on both a patient and their family and loved ones is immense. The financial burden alone is alreadyoverwhelming. In the Philippines, out-of-pocket health expenditure is almost always higher than annual family income. These expenses include hospital stay, medicine, and other costs such as medical supplies, food, and transportation. Cancer costs billions of pesos as well as loved ones and family members.
With the rising incidence of cancer, it will only be a matter of time before the disease begins to strain a larger margin of society and the economy with loss of productivity for both patients and immediate caregivers. A national cancer act is imperative. One that is inclusive of programs such as accessible and affordable screening to catch cancer earlier, providing a better safety net for cancer patients who are wage earners, a significant increase in reimbursements for cancers, access to all types of cancer treatment and medication, support for cancer patient funding agencies such as PCSO, and cancer post-hospitalization benefits. Only if cancer if addressed in such a comprehensive manner can we truly hope to see a decrease in incidence and an increase in survivorship.

Of the leading causes of cancer in the Philippines – breast, lung, liver, colon-rectal, and cervix remain the top sites. Three are preventable (lung, liver, cervix) and the other two (breast, colon-rectal) can be cured if detected early enough. Though cancer awareness has grown, this has not successfully translated into decreased incidence. Over the years cancer patients, loved ones, doctors, and the community continue the battle against dreaded disease.

Working together

Today, Filipino families living with cancer are receiving inadequate support from their healthcare insurance, local government units, and the Department of Health. These government agencies need more resources to be truly responsive to patients’ needs. Through the envisioned Cancer Act, agencies will get a much-needed boost to the benefit to all Filipino cancer patients.
At the end of the day, the solution to the cancer plight in the country will not come from one source. Everyone has a role to play in improving the quality and affordability of services and treatments.Stakeholders include patients, families, patient organizations, medical societies, government health insurance, local government units and the Department of Health. If everyone works together, cancer patients in the country can get the help they truly need.

A Cancer Act Can Save Live. Follow their facebook: www.facebook.com/CancerCoalitionPH/




Book & Borders Cafe Grand Opening at Eastwood City


Having another branch of Books and Borders at Quezon City area specially people residing at Libis are very happy including me, where we can enjoy their delicious drinks and comfort food along with our choice of book was formally open last Saturday, November 26, 2016. Book & Borders giving residents, office workers, students and shoppers a new venue to dine, unwind after a tiring day and hours of fun reading. Their other branches are in Tuscany McKinley Hill, Taguig; and Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

To celebrate this milestone, Book & Borders o Kristine Simisim, Mary Simisim, Megaworld's Kevin Tan General George Ancheta, Benjamin Alve Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Architect Paolo Grijalvoand Harry Morris led the ribbon cutting ceremony. As guests were invited to check out the bright, cozy space, they were also treated to dishes that were thoughtfully prepared by the resident chef.

Aside from the cafe's signature drink such as the Salted Hot Chocolate, Coffee Fud Hazelnut Frappe, guests enjoyed delicious comfort food like the Barbeque and with Rice, Tuyo with KesongPuti Pasta and Seafood Aligue Pasta. As the guests wined and dined, Karylle, serenaded the guests with renditions of her favorite songs.
Selfie with the guest

Christian Bautista, Carlo Orosa, Keiko Necesario, Gio Levy and Bullet Dumas followed it up with another round of special performances. More than offering a cozy escape to read and study, Book & Borders becomes a welcoming space where you can enjoy a quiet meal with friends, family or your special someone. time, avoid the traffic and savor the calm and quiet at Book & Borders Eastwood.

For Book Eastwood at the ground floor of Olympic Heights Condominium in Eastwood City 5560 and more information, follow Book & Borders on Instagram @bookandborderscafe, or call (0932) 871 (02) 584 2465


BAYAD CENTER ONLINE REACHES OUT TO THE FILIPINO TIES WORLDWIDE

Photo shows (from left): Mark Kris B. Santiago, Head, Strategic Innovation Office; Manvel Lorenzo L. Tuason, President & CEO; Uriah Idriz C. Velunta, Proj. Manager-Digital Group; Francispito P. Quevedo, SVP & COO; Wendell P. Labre, Head, Marketing Department and JustineMae Amihan, Brand Communication Officer.

Finally, I will pay my bills easier ,reliable and hassle-free experience. Most important I will pay my bills in one-stop thru BAYAD CENTER ONLINE. The most important target of Bayad Center Online is primarily caters to overseas Filipino workers and Residents often who send money to pay for utility bills, but end up sending more because funds are misused for other things. This growing concern prompted Bayad center to develop this platform. Also caters to Filipinos in the country who wish to use the Bayad Center facility, but prefers to pay their bills in the comfort of their homes or offices. Paying through BC Online is the same as paying directly to the business center.

Philippines our country couldn't  stress enough how Filipinos overseas have helped our country. BAYAD CENTER with the advantage of technology and innovation wants to applaud and honor these overseas Pinoys with a service that would enable them to do seamless transactions in aid of their families and loved ones in the country.

This is a testament of millions of Filipinos using the service. Overseas remittance does not only help the economy in general but also help improve the quality of living of their recipients, hence, we consider our Kababayans abroad as our modern day heroes. Overseas Pinoys can access www.international.bayadcenteronline.com, whereas domestic customers can transact thru www.domestic bayadcenteronline.com.

BAYAD CENTER ONLINE will allow not just overseas Pinoys but also those who rely on e-commerce in paying their bills. Transactions are made easier and faster via this web-based facility. In 2014, overseas Pinoys reach a record high remittance of S2 Billion. This solid stream of remittances has played a major role in the country's economy through the years thanks to our kababayans abroad

Aside from home or office based computers, consumers can also view and do their transactions using their mobile phone 24/7 as long as they have a valid email account and an internet s Payments are transacted thru Paypal and are accepting all major credit/debit cards. Consumers will benefit from easier record keeping as a receipt will be sent thru e from Paypal stating that your card has been charged as well as an email from Bayad center stating that your payment has already been posted. With BAYAD CENTER, every Filipino, wherever they may be, can always be assured of #Tataksigurado! Paying bills has never been easier



RATES of BC Online charges the customer with a merchant discount rate of 3.6% of the amount to be paid, which is common for card payments. There is also a minimal system fee of Php 1 for Domestic transactions and Php 20.00 for transactions made abroad.

ACCESSIBILITYof the Bayad center online can be accessed through www.bayadcenteronline.com, with no minimum bandwidth required. This means that the facility was built to consider the slowest internet connection from the most remote area, and from varying displays like desktop, tablets, and smartphones. As this is an online facility, BC Online is available 24 hours a day, any day of the week, globally.

TYPES OF BILLS ACCEPTED

More than 170 types of bills are accepted in the BC Online Facility. From basic utility bills to tuition fees and online shopping payments, BC Online brings the Bayad Center one-stop shop promise to the digital space. (Attached is the list of bills accepted.)

 MODES OF PAYMENT

Initially, BC Online accepts any type of Credit Card as mode of payment. Soon, the facility will allow the use of Debit cards and Electronic Wallets such as GCash and SmartMoney for settlement.

PAYMENT POSTING

Consistent with the Bayad center over-the-counter experience, posting of payments is within 24 hours if not real-time, mainly due to Bayad Center's direct partnership with each Biller Partner .

BAYAD CENTER is the pioneer and leader in bills payment services, accepting over 200 types of bills in its multi-channel payment platform. Powering more than 5,000 payment locations nationwide including major malls, supermarkets, courier services, remittance outlets, and other establishments.
Aside from its over-the-counter payment channel, BAYAD CENTER also introduced the Touchpay Machine an Automated Payment Machine strategically located in Biller Offices, Business Process outsourcing institutions, Vertical Residential Developments, Drugstores, Gas Stations and other Commercial Establishments.

BAYAD CENTER has likewise released its own Pos Machine, the Bayad Center Retail Machine, enabling community-based, neighborhood establishments like sari-sari stores, barbershops, carwash, etc. to accept payments and other services.

CIS Bayad Center, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and a member of the MVP Group of Companies.



                            

Friday, December 2, 2016

“Let’s Talk Cleaner Energy” campaign in the Philippines

I am very thankful that I was able to attend to this event. I learned regarding Cleaner Energy and should encourage all the people to talk about the Climate realities to forecasts for the future of the planet.  Climate Reality unifies voices for cleaner and dependable enery, the international organization has launched the “Let’s Talk Cleaner Energy” campaign in the Philippines last November 28, 2016. Challenging Filipinos to consider cleaner alternative energy sources that can power the country. Climate Reality Project, a global, multi-sectoral alliance advocating grassroots participation in climate change issues,to explore the vulnerabilities faced coal-dependent countries, like the Philippines. 
Mr. Rodne Galicha

“If there is one thing that we should talk about, shouldn’t it be our future? The Philippines has had opinion leaders start conversations on climate change on the global platform, but we need to unify these voices back home and commit to change our nation’s course. I believe that is what we are doing today,” said RodneGalicha, Climate Reality Project Philippines manager. 
He noted that elsewhere in the world, the movement for renewable power has been rapidly advancing. India has brought down the cost of solar energy, and successfully made it cheaper than coal-generated power. 

Galicha asserts it can be done in the Philippines. “We have hydropower, geothermal energy, solar energy, wind power, and biomass. These are already utilized in different parts of the Philippines, and still have great potential to expand in the coming years.”

The Climate Reality Project Philippines manager likewise called on to recognize the impact of shying away from the conversation on climate change. Galicha explained a three-fold threat to the nation that only grows as it is delayed: the increasing rate of climate risk, the dependence on dwindling coal reserves, and the indifference of population accustomed to climate change.




At the end of the program, Climate Reality Project Philippines representatives made the symbolic gesture to fight climate change and coal-driven degradation by pushing a “stop the emission” button. The environmental advocates then removed their face masks and called on the audience, “Let’s talk cleaner energy.”

With Mr. Atom Araullo, host of the event

The “Let’s Talk Cleaner Energy” event is the one of the many initiatives from the Climate Reality Project Philippines. To know more about their cause and how to save the future of the planet, follow them at www.facebook.com/climatereality.



NEWS: More Pag-IBIG branches lead to increased net satisfaction with services in Visayas, Excellent at +75

Pag-IBIG Fund got a net satisfaction of +75 or Excellent in the Visayas for its services, based on a national survey conducted by Social Weather Stations from September 24 to 27, 2016. This is a 34-point increase from +41 in a similar survey done in December 2015.

“One of the biggest reasons for the increased net satisfaction in the area is the opening of more branches in Regions 6 to 8, or Western, Central, and Eastern Visayas, respectively. From five branches in 2010, we now have 19 branches and three service offices all over the Visayas,” said Ms. Victoria dela Pena, Vice President for Member Services Operations in the Visayas and Mindanao.

She also attributed members’ awareness to the increased visibility of various Pag-IBIG teams who are aggressive in marketing the Fund’s Loyalty Card program.

Among the respondents, 84% answered that they are aware of Pag-IBIG Fund and its programs. This is a 5-point increase from the previous 79% awareness score.

“Constant exposure of our membership and housing programs on TV and social media also contributed to the high net satisfaction,” Ms. Dela Pena added.

Availment of services also increased, up by 8% to 24% in September 2016 from 16% in December 2015.

The biggest jump in services was noted for membership and employer registration, showing a 29% increase from 36% in December 2015 to 65% in September 2016. This was followed by verification of membership or loan records at 24%, up by 9% from 13% in December 2015.

Starting last year, Pag-IBIG initiated to engage a third party survey to track how members are impacted by its programs. Pag-IBIG continues to implement reforms and enhance its programs, and makes sure that these improvements are felt by its 16.9 million members worldwide.

Pag-IBIG branches increased nationwide from 38 in 2010 to 117 to date.



Honda Philippines, Inc. Launches the All-New BeAT

During the Honda Philippines, Inc. launches the All-New BeAT (from left): Mr. Ronald Carreon (MC Sales Department Manager, Honda Philippines, Inc.); Mr. Noriaki Abe (Operating Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations-Asia & Oceania Honda Motor Company, Ltd); Mr. Daiki Mihara (President, Honda Philippines, Inc.); Mr. Shinji Aoyama (Operating Officer and Director, Chief Operating Officer, Motorcycle Operations, Honda Motor Company, Ltd); Mr. Toshiyuki Inuma (President Director, PT Astra Honda Motor) and Mr. Ely Salamangkit, Jr. (Business and Product Planning Manager, Honda Philippines, Inc.)

I was delighted and amazed of the All-New Honda BeAt. It was launch last Novembern 26, 2016. The newest AT scooter from the Gen-S lineup designed to inspire the young, fun, sporty, and stylish millennials with Filipino Exclusive Colors and Graphics. Available in 6 colors, with 2 variants:  In CBS-ISS variants – Winning Red (red-white combination), Vivid Blue Metallic, and Space Magenta Metallic; and in Standard variants - Winning Red (red-black combination), Ross White, and Black.  Price starts at Php63,900.00. 

The all-new Honda BeAT is a reflection of Honda’s dedication in trendsetting new scooter styles to please the taste of the Filipino customers, especially the youth. It features a slim and sharp form in compact size, new design wheels and tubeless tires, and semi-digital meter panel with ECO indicator. Among the various highlights of the All-New Honda BeAT is the specially designed sticker in fashionable colors that is created to captivate the young generation’s preference and express their individuality and uniqueness.

The all-new BeAT also showcases the improved performance that shows Honda’s dedication to innovation, environment and safety. It has adapted Honda Smart Technology withthe lightweight and compact 110cc liquid cooled enhanced Smart Power (eSP) engine for enhanced performance. Furthermore, the model provides advanced environment and safety features. They include; the idling stop system with which the engine stops and produces zero exhaust emissions during  brief stops for superb fuel efficiency; the ACG-starter for a smooth and quiet start with no conventional starter motor; Combined Brake System (CBS)(for the ISS/CBS variants) for optimum braking balance between the rear and front tires.
 
Mr. Daiki Mihara 
Daiki Mihara, President of Honda Philippines says, “The young generation plays a crucial role in shaping the future. Thus, Honda is pioneering innovation that intelligently blends design that caters to themodern taste of the youth. I would like to emphasize that we will develop and adapt “Exclusive Filipino Colors and Graphics”in AT category, starting with the All-New Honda BeAT. We have made the model the coolest and smartest choice for you.”

Honda Gen-S Brand Ambassador Daniel Padilla is proud to endorse the All-New BeAT, which he believes is the model to fit for his generation. “I’m glad that Honda has created a stylish and smart scooter for the Gen-S community that mirrors my generation’s passion for style, uniqueness, freedom, technology, and safety.”


Interested customers can visit Honda dealers nationwide. More information of the all-new Honda BeAT is available at www.hondaph.com.


Pag-IBIG Fund inaugurates its new office in Batangas

Pag-IBIG Fund President and CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe (center) leads the inauguration of the agency’s Batangas Branch. Joining her are (from left): LANDBANK Batangas City Branch Manager Remedios Manay;  Pag-IBIG Fund’s Southern Tagalog Area Head Maria Elsa C. Naga, Batangas Branch Head Thelma D. Acosta; Batangas City Vice Mayor Dr. Emilio Francisco A. Berberabe, Jr., City Administrator Atty. Narciso B. Macarandang; and Pag-IBIG Fund Deputy CEO Ophelia L. dela Cerna.


Pag-IBIG Fund recently inaugurated its new Batangas office located at the 2nd floor ATDRMAM Building, KumintangIbaba. It transferred from its old office in Bo. Calicanto.

The branch covers the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th districts of the said city. It serves more than 2,300 employers and 87,000 employers.

“In 2010, Pag-IBIG only had 38 branches nationwide. Today, we have 117, making our services and programs more accessible to members in the country,” Pag-IBIG Fund President and CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe said.


New Brother ScanNCut CM700 Next-level The CM700 opens up new world of creative possibilities


I am the person who lack of artistic ability but thru this New Brother ScanNCut CM700 it thought me to become artistic. Last November 24, 2016 filipino crafters and creative entrepreneurs, welcome the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with built-in scanner and Wi-Fi capability: the Brother ScanNCut CM700.

Working on your next big arts and crafts project can be fun, convenient, and wireless with the new Brother ScanNCut CM700. Designed for different types of artists and crafters—from newbies and amateurs to serious professionals and modern entrepreneurs—this machine can scan, cut, and even draw an endless range of patterns and designs with ease and precision like never before.

“At Brother, we believe in using innovation to complement the lives and passions of our customers,” said Glenn Hocson, Brother Philippines President. “The Brother ScanNCut CM700 is just one of the latest innovations we are bringing in for Filipino artists, crafters, hobbyists, and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life.”

Create on different devices with the new wireless feature
Always at the forefront of technology and innovation, Brother is constantly designing and developing features that enhance daily life and activities for its users. With the CM700, users can now create patterns and designs on their smartphones and tablet computers anytime and anywhere, then instantly send them over to the cutting machine through a wireless network.

“By giving the CM700 Wi-Fi capability, Brother is truly changing the way users think about cutting machines forever,” added Hocson. “Users can enjoy hundreds of built-in designs that can eliminate the need for design cartridges or PC connections, and now they can use their own unique designs created on mobile devices for their projects whenever, wherever.”

I am very happy to join the ScanNCut Workshop:

                                                                    PROJECT 1
                                                                            Tote Bag
                                                (Kindly read the instructions thoroughly.)


1. Place the heat transfer paper on your Scan N Cut mat then load it into the Scan N Cut machine.

2. Click "Scan" and then 'Direct Cut' and then press start Wait for the machine to finish scanning

3. Make sure that the pressure of your blade is right for the paper your are using

4. After the scanning, press okay then "Cut'. The machine will start cutting your images

5. Unload the Scan N Cut Mat and peel off the paper using the spatula

6. Position the images on the bag as desired and and stick a tape at the back to hold the position

7. Ask your friendly Brother Representatives to assist you on ironing it!

8. Voila! You have your personalized bag!

RESULT:

                                                                          
                                          P R O J ECT 2
                                                                     Christmas Card
                                             (Kindly read the instructions thoroughly.)


1. Place your A4 paper with the 2 printed Santa claus Head in the scan N Cut Mat and then load it onto the Scan N Cut machine

2. Click "Scan' and then Direct Cut After the Scan N Cut has recognized the scanned file, press 'ok' and then cut'

3. Unload the Scan N Cut Mat after cutting, and then use a spatula to peel off the images

4. Place the blank white paper on the Scan N Cut mat and load it onto the machine

5. Go to the saved data and look for the file Patterns'. Scan the background, move the designs to fit the paper and then proceed to cut

6. Replace the blade holder to a pen holder. Pick a color of a pen and then place

7. it inside the pen holder cut mat, go to pattern and Place the two rectangular white paper on the Scan N then choose the word "Merry Christmas

8. Resize the word "Merry Christmas' to fit the white rectangular paper and then press draw

9. Get the first half of the paper with full square cut in front, fold it in half.

10. Paste both ends of the papers to stick them together.

11. Get the blank white paper and load it unto the Scan N Cut Mat then go to the saved data and look the file patterns and then scan the background, move the designs to fit the paper and then proceed to cut. with cutting the patterns

12. Once you are satisfied with the position, proceed with cutting the pattern.

13. Gather all the Christmas designs you cut earlier then stick the images in the front of the card using a double sided foam tape. (See the actual sample)

14. Congratulations! You have created your own customized 3D Christmas card!

RESULT:


Eye-catching projects and creations
The Brother CM700’s impressive features take the tedious tasks out of the equation, allowing users to focus on translating their big ideas on paper, cardstock, vinyl, and even fabric.

“The CM700 is ideal for creative entrepreneurs who want to streamline business production,” added Hocson. “This machine delivers consistent results every time, which makes projects and products look more polished and professional.”

Creating customized greeting cards, decorative stickers and decals, plush toys, fashion accessories, and more can be fast, easy, and fun—as well as allow entrepreneurs to maximize their time and resources, and keep products uniform in shape and size. All these can help with profit margins and management of customer expectations.

This scanning and cutting machine can also work for bakers and aspiring dessert tycoons who want unique package designs for their sweet treats to stand out in the competitive marketplace. The CM700 can churn out delicate die-cut designs out of different materials to make products look more attractive, delectable, and ideal for gift-giving!


Get started on exploring endless creative possibilities with the Brother ScanNCut CM700! For more information on this product and the latest innovations from Brother Philippines, visit brother.com.ph or call (02) 581-9888.



Pag-IBIG Fund wins back-to-back Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award

For the second consecutive year, Pag-IBIG Fund was recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Accounting Offices by government accountants.

The Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines, Inc. (AGAP) gave Pag-IBIG Fund its second Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award at the group’s annual convention held in Bohol on October 19. Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno presented the Award to Pag-IBIG Fund through its representative Senior Vice President Florentino Espana, Jr.

“Winning the Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award for two years in a row is an invaluable feat for us in Pag-IBIG. We thank AGAP and the auditors in COA for recognizing our efforts in complying with the highest standard of quality and transparency in reporting our financial performance,” said Pag-IBIG President and CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe.

The Most Outstanding Accounting Offices are chosen yearly by AGAP based on the recommendations from the Commission on Audit (COA). State auditors evaluate nominees based on the timeliness of submission of financial reports and the accuracy in reporting the financial statements.

“Gaining this back-to-back recognition from government auditors and accountants from peer agencies is truly an honor for us. We were told that the list of awardees this year was shorter compared to last year’s. We are grateful that we made the list again. As administrators of the Filipino workers’ fund, nothing is more important to us than the trust of every Pag-IBIG member in the way we manage their fund. Our second Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award is another recognition that we go to great lengths to safeguard our members’ savings,” said Atty. Berberabe.


First-ever Philippine Sports Tourism Awards


I am very happy to attend the very first-ever Philippine Sports Tourism Awards last November 22, 2016 held at Resorts World Manila, the Awards recognized events, destinations, local government units, national sports associations, private companies, and event organizers who have contributed to the growth of the local sports tourism industry. The awardees were selected by a panel of judges which included, Philippine Olympic Committee Board Member and Chairman for Women in Sports Cynthia Carrion–Norton, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez, DOT Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Strategic Works, Inc. director for public relations Mark Parlade, and Charles Lim of Selrahco Management.
 
Mr. Charles Lim, Founder of  Philippine Sports Tourism Award

Organized by the Philippine Sports Commission, Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, and Selrahco Management, the Awards attracted hundreds of nominations from across the country but only nine programs were distinguished for their efforts to develop and promote the Philippines as a sports tourism destination.

Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga was named the Sports Tourism Destination of the Year for hosting various sports tourism events, including racing competitions, car shows, Frisbee games, and the widely attended Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta that welcomes around 112,000 local and foreign visitors yearly.

The Municipality of Lubao and Sunrise Events, Inc. also took home individual trophies as Organizer of the Year in the public and private sector categories, respectively. Both winners have held events that boosted local sports tourism as a viable industry in the Philippines.

Cebu’s Tabuelan 111 won in the Event of the Year-Domestic category, for its successful tri-event races held in celebration of the town’s fiesta. Ironman 70.3 Philippines, meanwhile, took home the award in the Event of the Year-international events category.

The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Federation, which popularized boat races in the country, was named Sport Association of the Year. Ironman 70.3’s campaign to make Cebu a global sports tourism destination won the Destination Marketing of the Year award.

The Philippine Rugby Football Union and Hong Kong-based civic group Pot Bellied Pigs Rugby Club’s Fat Boys 10s Rugby was hailed Charity Event of the Year 2015 for delivering medical assistance to 1000 kids annually through funds generated from annual golf and rugby tournaments.

Resorts World Manila Golf Masters, which catered to the event broadcasted to over 200 countries, took home the Event Sponsorship Award of the Year 2015. This professional golf tour is touted as the richest tournament in the Philippines, with a US$1-million prize money.
 
Champions of sports tourism standing side by side for the first Philippine Sports Tourism Awards. PSTA organizers Resorts World Manila Kathy Mercado, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Mr.. William Ramirez, Sports Tourism Forum & Philippine Sports Tourism Awards founder Charles Lim, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, DOT Undersecretary Benito Bengzon, Cebu Pacific Ms. Jacquline Gorospe, and director of PR agency Strategic Works Mark Parlade. Standing in front of them are the first set of PSTA awardees.

The first of its kind in the ASEAN region, the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards is made possible with the support of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, Cebu Pacific, and Resorts World Manila.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Oakley Freedom Train, the Fall 2016 Collection

Oakley products fashion show with the Apartel Band

One fun and great night during the Oakley launched the newest collection in a fashion show titled ‘Oakley Freedom Train’  with special guest Apartel band led by Ely Buendia which happened last November 17 at White Space Manila. The whole apparel line is dedicated for golf, biking, lifestyle and training wear. Oakley gave a brand new look to the whole collection as we did not see the boring sportswear we are used to see, but a mixture of unique prints and colors while still retaining the technology that Oakley is known for. The items in the collection feature the Ohydrolix fabric – a cloth that maximizes comfort by transporting perspiration away from skin and carrying it to the outer surface where it can quickly evaporate. This wicking ability helps protect the wearer from overheating in hot climates and chilling in cold climates. Not only will you look good while training, it will also enhance your performance.

Mr. Ramesh Dargani, President, Meera Enterprise, Oakley authorized reseller in the Philippines

Oakley continuously provides you with the best quality products that suite your everyday lifestyle. The items in the collection are laced with unparalleled technology present in every merchandise we produce. Hop on the Oakley Freedom Train and at get off at the brand that lets fashion meet with function!

Oakley Customize Program

There are so many options for sunglasses out there, but it can still be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. If you want to create a pair of sunglasses personalized just for you, come by Oakley stores for a fully customized experience. Special customization wall that allows you to choose the color of the frames, the lenses, and even their signature Oakley “O” on either side. The options are endless. There are over 15 types of frames to choose from and an infinite amount of color combinations. The best part is the wait (or lack thereof)! They have all the resources to create your custom sunglasses right in the store. The whole process takes only fifteen minutes, and you walk out with a brand new pair created just for you.

Oakley provides unrivalled performance and technical brilliance. And this philosophy has resulted in some of the best-engineered sunglasses on the planet. With over 600 patents Oakley is where physics meets art. 'Mad scientist' Jim Jannard started Oakley in 1975 for elite athletes who see the limits of possibility as another challenge.

Standout from the crowd and design your own Oakley Custom Sunglasses today!

Mr. Chris Tzambazis, Sales and Business Development Manager of Oakley South East Asia, India and Korea

New Addition to Oakley:
1) LATCH


About the product:
Latch A creative collaboration from the world of skateboarding, this design inspired by influential athletes is shaped with a classic keyhole bridge and the curves of rounded lens orbitals, and we engineered it with the convenience of an interior kick-up feature that lets you clip it to your shirt.

FEATURES
  • Built-in feature that lets you latch it to your shirt
  • Three-Point Fit holds lenses in precise optical alignment while eliminating pressure points
  • Plutonite® Lenses offer top UV Protection filtering 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
  • Matter™ stress-resistant frame material is both lightweight and durable for all-day comfort and protection.


2)) JAWBREAKER

About the product:
Jawbreaker™ is the ultimate sport design - answering the demands of world-class athletes with a 40 year heritage of uncompromising excellence. Oakley innovation has reached the pinnacle of performance by offering everything from surge ports for cooling airflow to Unobtainium® components for a comfortably secure fit, and with the hassle-free lens changing of Switchlock™ technology for vision optimization in any setting.

FEATURES
  • Oakley HDPolarized lenses filter out 99% of reflected glare without the haze and optical distortion that can come with traditional polarized lenses.
  • Extended field of view in the upper peripheral region to optimize for cycling
  • Unobtanium® earsocks and nosepads keep glasses in place, increasing grip despite perspiration
  • Switchlock™ interchangeable lens technology makes lens changing lenses fast and secure
  • Patented High Definition Optics® (HDO®) provides superior optical clarity and razor-sharp vision at every angle.



For more information visit Oakley website: www.oakley.com

THE 65TH ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE® COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN MANILA IN JANUARY

Ceremonial Signing of Partnership Agreement (left to right): Asec Frederick Alegre (Asst. Secretary, Office of Public Affairs, Communications and Special Projects Department of Tourism); Ms. Ruby Ann Reyes (Vice President, Corporate Marketing, SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc.); Mr. Wilson Tieng (Chief Executive Officer & President, Solar Entertainment); Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson (Chairman, LCS Group); Mr. Kazuo Okada (Chief Executive Officer & President, Okada Manila) and Mr. Shawn McClain (Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Miss Universe Organization).

Last November 16, 2016 at Makati Shangri-la Hotel, the officials and organizers of the Miss Universe 2016 competition confirmed that the next pageant will be held in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, in January 30, 2017. Miss Universe Organization Vice President Shawn McClain signed contracts with Philippine sponsors led by Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson, Chairman of LCS Group. Hosting MISS UNIVERSE® brings pride, prestige and tourism opportunities to the Philippines. The contestants will experience many of the country’s attractions showcasing why the Philippines is the rising star of Asia.

The Venue will be at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines (15,000 capacity) will set the stage for MISS UNIVERSE®. The venue is the latest venture to rise at the leading entertainment and retail destination, the Mall of Asia Complex. In addition to the family, friends and fans who will travel to support their respective candidates, an enthusiastic local audience is expected. Furthermore, the global broadcast will reach approximately 190 different territories and countries worldwide.

The official Host is the LCS Group (www.1csgroup.com.ph).  The LCS Group is leading its major partners from the private business sector which include Okada Manila, Solar Entertainment and SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. to provide the estimated USD15 million needed to stage the pageant, to enable it to gain from the tourism opportunities that will benefit the economy. Other sponsoring organizations will be confirmed soon. A working committee includes the departments that are necessary to the successful execution of MISS UNIVERSE who are in charge of the various aspects of preparation such as venues, event programming, marketing and sponsorships, security, hotel accommodations, communications and administration.

Ceremonial Toast (left to right): DOT’s Asec Ricky Alegre, SM Lifestyle & Entertainment’s Ruby Reyes, Solar Entertainment’s Wilson Tieng. Official Host-LCS Holdings’ Luis Chavit Singson, Okada Manila’s Kazuo Okada and Miss Universe Organization’s Shawn McClain.


PARTNERS
  • SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.: The Philippines' largest conglomerate in shopping mall and real estate development, retail, banking, and tourism.
  • Okada Manila: The premiere casino resort and hotel complex at the Entertainment City in Metro Manila.
  • Solar Entertainment: One of the largest content providers and channel operators in the Philippines.


OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE

65th Miss Universe
www,65thmissuniverse.com

Luis Chavit Singson
httpsz/lwww.facebookscom/icsiuischavitsingson/

Arch. RicheIIe Louise SingsowMic‘hael
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SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES
Those interested to be part of the 65th Annual MISS UNIVERSE Competition as possibie partners or sponsors may address their inquiries to:
Architect RICHELLE LOUISE SINGSONMICHAEL at e-mail richelle@lcsholdings.com

THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization's mission of being Confidently Beautiful.

For more information, please visit: www.missuniverse.com,