July 31, 2015

Run 4Health Research: A Fun Run for Health Research and Innovation

Run 4Health Research

The Philippine Commission for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in partnership with The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Council of Health Research and Development (COHRED) together with Streetwise PR and Events Management at Great Minds @ Work are inviting all running enthusiasts and others to participate to the Run 4Health Research that will be held on August 9, 2015 5:00 AM at the Sunken Parking, Jalandoni St. CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Run 4Health Research

Run 4Health Research aims to inform the public about the importance of the research and innovation for health globally. “For this reason, the council is organizing the fun run, to promote the upcoming Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health which the Philippines through the PCHRD will be hosting in partnership with the Council of Health Research and Development. The objective of this promotional event is to disseminate information and raise the awareness of the citizens in the international strategies and innovations in health research relevant to public service and national development,” PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya

Run 4Health Research event categories:

3k – 350.00
5k – 400.00
10k – 500.00

*Inclusion: Race kit, race bib, runner’s certificate and medal

Run 4Health Research event prizes for the TOP Winners:

1st Place  - 5,000 Php
2nd Place - 3,000 Php
3rd Place  - 2,000 Php

1st Place  - 4,000 Php
2nd Place - 3,000 Php
3rd Place  - 2,000 Php

1st Place  - 3,000 Php
2nd Place - 3,000 Php
3rd Place  - 1,000 Php

Official Run 4Health Research Race Singlet Design

Raffle prizes and giveaways will be given away at the event by the following sponsors:

  • Unisilver Time Watch
  • New Market Link Pharmaceutical Corporation
  • Pocari Sweat
  • Universal Robina Corporation
  • Nissin
  • Nova
  • Dynamite
  • C500
  • Great Taste

Registration venues:
Max’s Restaurant Harbour Square
CCP Complex, Pasay City
Mabuhay Restop, Rizal Park, Manila (from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM only)
Rm 403 Puso ng Maynila Building, Mabini St., Ermita, Manila

Online registration: http://tinyurl.com/run4healthresearch

Check out the contact numbers below for more details:
Landline #: (02) 498-0330
Mobile #:(+63917-3630004)
Facebook Page: Run 4Health Research

July 30, 2015

Lenovo VIBE Shot Gives Consumers the Best of Both Worlds

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the launch of the VIBE Shot smartphone in the Philippines, in partnership with Lazada Philippines. The Lenovo Vibe Shot has a 16MP main camera and 5.0” Full HD screen, promises the best of both worlds, combining a fabulous camera with a premium smartphone, tailored specifically for both shutterbugs and savvy socials who love a good design. 

“The VIBE Shot is part of Lenovo’s new and vibrant VIBE ON brand promise which aims to empower individuals to go their own way, by providing smartphones with the latest technology and features that they care about, at a price they wouldn’t expect,” said Dino Romano, Country Lead, Lenovo Smartphones, Philippines. “It is a stylish and powerful smartphone that consumers want, and an advanced camera that budding and seasoned photographers will love to use.”

“Lazada is thrilled to be the first to launch the Lenovo VIBE Shot in Philippines, building on the partnership we started with the highly successful Lenovo A7000. With our market leadership and being able to reach millions of consumers in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, we are confident that our partnership with Lenovo will contribute to their continued pursuit of innovation and success,” said Mr. Inanc Balci, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.

“Lenovo has found an excellent partner in Lazada, the biggest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia,” said Romano. “The partnership extends our reach of customers beyond the usual and provide them with an alternative platform to buy our smartphones, ensuring that in places where we do not have an offline presence, we are still available for purchase.” 

July 27, 2015

Heart your Life: Lessen the Tension of Hypertension with ATC Coenzyme Q10

ATC Coenzyme Q10
You can’t deal with something half-heartedly and expect to do well, just like having hypertension. You can’t just shrug it off and ignore the risks. In our country, an alarming number of Filipinos are afflicted with this condition; 75% follow strict compliance while 25% don’t. If you suddenly realize that hypertension could lead to more serious conditions such as stroke, heart attack or heart failure will you still shrug it off? As the number of people with healthy lifestyle continues to decline, ATC Healthcare is here to promote the well-being of people.
ATC Coenzyme Q10
ATC Coenzyme Q10, also known as the Heart Energizer, improves the heart’s ability to pump more blood. It also lowers the viscosity or the thickness of the blood, making it easier for the heart to function normally while maintaining a person’s normal blood pressure. If you have hypertension and ignoring the risks, it’s time to heart your life. With ATC Coenzyme Q10, you’re in good heart. 

ATC Coenzyme Q10 is priced at P18.00 per capsule and is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. ATC Coenzyme Q10 is recommended to be taken one capsule with warm water before every meal. 

For more tips on how to take good care of your heart, like ATC Coenzyme Q10 on Facebook – www.fb.com/ATCCoenzymeQ10

July 24, 2015

Stellar on Reel: Polecats Manila Pole and Aerial Show

Polecats Manila
Polecats Manila, the country’s premiere aerial arts school, is showcasing their student athletes this July 25, 2015 in a recital entitled “STELLAR ON REEL.” The show is the 5th annual student show from the school, and will feature almost 100 aerial enthusiasts in pole dance, aerial silks, aerial hoop and dance numbers inspired by popular movie soundtracks.

Stellar on Reel: Polecats Manila Pole and Aerial Show

"It’s so much more than just a recital,” says Founder and Artistic Director Christina Dy. “Our students work hard for their onstage dream. Our teachers become creative thinkers. It showcases teamwork from the entire school.” 

Movies like The Hunger Games, Mission: Impossible, Charlie’s Angels, and Bring It On will be interpreted onstage showcasing the students’ aerial expertise. A big Magic Mike-inspired number choreographed by SexBomb’s Aira Bermudez will also feature student members from the Polecats Manila studio in Ortigas Center, and new students from the Alabang class they opened earlier this year in 360 Fitness Plus, Westgate Center. 

Stellar on Reel is on July 25, 2015 at 7pm in AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo. Tickets are at Php 500 and are available through any student or teacher, or at the Polecats Manila studio, 22nd floor, Strata 100, F. Ortigas (formerly Emerald) Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. 

Stellar on Reel is made possible by co-presentor Asian Secrets Green Tea Scrub and major sponsors, the Make Up Store, Nestle Drumstick, Nescafe Smoov Latte and Myra capsules. Official partners are Summit Media, Priva Intimate Wash, Toblerone, Piknik and Cream Silk. Event partners are Dole, Bear Brand Adult Plus, Lightwater, Vitamin Water, Dove, Closeup, Pond’s, Mister Donut, Connie’s Kitchen, De Los Santos Medical Hospital, Lumicil, Cams Salon, Rexona, Bayani Brew, Clear Cool Sport, and Sunnywood Jordan Farms Red Rice.

Follow Polecats Manila online @polecatsmanila. 

RSVP on our Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/stellaronreel


Official Website: www.polecatsmanila.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/polecatsmanila
Facebook: www.facebook.com/polecatsmanila
Youtube: http://youtube.com/polecatsmanila

For tickets and inquiries, you can contact them on the following numbers and email below:
Classes: +63 (917) 700-7653 
Gigs: +63 (917) 701-7653 
Landline: +63 (2) 631-0818
Email: info@polecatsmanila.com

Address: 22nd Floor, Strata 100, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald), Ortigas, Pasig City

July 14, 2015

Haley Joel Osment makes his Big Screen Return in "SEX ED"

It’s been more than 15 years since Haley Joel Osment uttered that famous line as the haunted boy in “Sixth Sense” and after taking a break from the big screen, Osment is making a comeback-- and this time he is seeing a virgin on the mirror.

From being Forrest Gump Jr. to his break out role as Cole Sear, which made him the second youngest to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards, Osment seemed on his way to a long and successful acting career.

In addition to his follow-up movies Pay It Forward and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), Osment made regular TV appearances and even did voice work for the hit Disney video game series Kingdom Hearts, but when he turned 18, Osment took a break from Hollywood and headed to New York.

"It was always college. My mum's a sixth-grade teacher, so it was never really negotiable. And luckily,  I wanted to go to college, too," he said in an interview.

Haley studied experimental theater and graduated from the NYU's Tisch School Of The Arts.

“You can only go to college at that time in your life once, when you are 18, in order to sort of figure out what you want in your life,” he adds.

Haley said having that college experience and a social life that didn't revolve around Hollywood was absolutely crucial for him.

While Haley has been working steadily since graduating in 2011, his biggest role upon his return was in Entourage where he played the main antagonist Travis McCredle, which for a lot of people shattered their childhood image of Haley.

Something he redeems in the upcoming romantic indie comedy movie SEX ED from Solar Pictures.

In Sex Ed, Haley plays Eddie Cole, a down on his luck teacher who lands his first teaching gig at an inner-city middle school.

He soon finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. And though he isn't really equipped to teach them, he's takes on the challenge of explaining “the birds and the bees”, much to the chagrin of their parents.

But his biggest problem isn’t the students or their parents—it’s himself.

How can a “virgin” teach Sex Ed?

It’s a fascinating role for Haley, as the former child star now finds himself the “teacher” to a new generation of kids who are also aspiring to be actors.

The movie is backed by a talented and comedic cast led by Matt Walsh (Veep) and Retta (Parks and Recreation),LorenzaIzzo (The Green Inferno, Hemlock Grove), Glen Powell (Expendables 3, The Dark Knight Rises), Laura Harring (Gossip Girl), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live), George Eads (CSI), and Lamorne Morris (The New Girl).

“Sex Ed”, uncut and in all its glory, will be hitting theaters on July 22, 2015, released through Solar Pictures.

July 10, 2015

3rd Student Media Congress 2015: Experiencing Media Dynamics

The Student Media Congress (SMC), on its 3rd year, will open its gates once more to students and media practitioners who want to learn and experience the world of media through a two-day congress on October 16-17, 2015 that will take place in De La Salle University-Manila. 

3rd Student Media Congress 2015

With the theme, Experiencing Media Dynamics, the Congress will offer 5 plenary talks, 15 Competing and 60 Non-Competing workshops on a wide variety of topics that consistently and constantly challenge the status quo to innovate and grow. The Congress team will once again summon an army of media experts to share knowledge that can be created through the transformation of experience. The Congress will challenge the delegates to think about how they can reach their audiences through all the different senses and make them experience what the landscape has to offer. 

The 3rd Student Media Congress (SMC) will have its Early Bird registration on July 20, 2015until August 3, 2015 for only 1000 pesos. While, the Regular Registration will run on August 4, 2015 and will end on September 5, 2015 for 1,200 pesos. 

Go beyond exploration and empowerment, and secure a slot in the congress by registering through our website: http://studentmediacongress.com

July 7, 2015

3rd Philippine SME Business Expo 2015

Following the success of its two series in 2013 and 2014, Mediacom Solutions Inc. is organising the third edition of the Philippine Small and Medium Enterprise Business Expo 2015 (PHILSME), set to take center stage this coming October 2-4, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
With the tagline “Boost Your Business”, PHILSME is the largest and only consumer and trade event dedicated to boost the ASEAN SME community in the Philippines. With the upcoming ASEAN integration happening this year, this 3-day expo provides a platform to meet and network with industry professionals from the SME sector in a dynamic and focused business environment. 

On its 3rd year, PHILSME will keep SMEs up to date with the latest innovations, current trends in the industry to nurture growth opportunities in the Philippines and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) for 2015 and beyond. 

With over 250 exhibiting companies and 20,000 expected visitors, the 3-day exhibition will be packed with a variety of products, services and technological solutions. It will also feature workshops, seminars and networking opportunities for business owners and professionals. 

"The event creates a venue for local and international buyers and suppliers to collaborate and network with each other and take the opportunity to be exposed to a full range of products and services from various industries, increase industry knowledge and engage in ground-breaking discussions and partnerships. PHILSME 2015 will also be featuring a Business Matchmaking Service that allows exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with senior-level managers, company owners, stakeholders, decision makers, buyers, sellers, distributors and franchisees,” says Mediacom Solutions Inc. Chairman and CEO, David Abrenilla.
One of the highlights this year is the PHILSME Business Conference, an industry gathering that will provide attendees a unique opportunity to learn from influential experts of various business sectors, like technology, food, retail and manufacturing. The conference will present an array of the most current trends, topics and researches in business. 

The exhibiting industries in PHILSME 2015 will range from retail, food and beverage, technology and innovation, agriculture businesses, confectionary, to general merchandise, hospitality, hotels, salons, spas and gyms, malls, office furniture, machineries, direct selling and supplies, bar, cafe and coffee shops, among others.

To attend the show, pre-register for free at www.philsme.com. For inquiries contact Sunshine Sy at +63-2-509-4792, +63-927-395-1575 or email sunshine@philsme.com. For updates, join the community at www.facebook.com/PhilippineSME.

July 6, 2015

CFL or LED? Which is the Better Light For You

With lots of attributes to consider, which is really better for you? Let’s scale it down.

CFL also known as Compact Fluorescent is your mini version of a standard fluorescent light bulb.

CFL gives lighting efficiency and has been used for decades now and it has graced our homes as it fits perfectly in an ordinary socket without using an adaptor. It normally takes a few moments to warm up and reach its full brightness.

However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury which normally does not cause any hazard but if the bulb breaks accidentally, that’s where the problem comes in. Mercury has been banned in the medical field due to its harmful effect on human health.

Regular CFL bulbs lasts up to 6000 hours

Average energy use per year: 767 KWh/yr

Average cost in the Philippines: Php 125 to 300

LED or Light Emitting Diodes was introduce several years back with the promise of lowering your electric bill. 

According to the study made by Lighting Research Center, LED light bulbs work by bringing together currents with a positive and negative charge to create energy released in the form of light. The result of this is a fast source of light that is reliable and instantaneous.

LED bulbs also fits an ordinary socket without the need of an adaptor and it bright up as soon as you switch it on. It is considered good for the environment and are endorsed by green movements.

LED bulbs generally cost more to buy although manufacturing technologies are lowering these prices as we move along.

Regular LED lasts anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours.

Average energy use per year: 329 KWh/yr

Average cost in the Philippines: Php300 to 800

Equal Factor

Both serves your lighting needs efficiently. Both fits in sockets of your lamps and fixtures. Meaning, if you don’t consider the chances of your bulb breaking then you would likely choose CFL over LED because of the price difference.

Points to Ponder:

CFL might cost less but it requires you to buy more bulbs over time whereas LED lights last longer, so even though you’re paying more at purchase, you buy fewer bulbs in the long run.

Considering the humid weather in the Philippines, we should also consider that CFL bulb emits more heat than LED bulb, thus, by choosing wisely, you can reduce the heat index in your home.

Moreover, if you care for the environment, Lower energy consumption decreases carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste.

Below are some of the choices for regular household use.

CD-R Kings makes it easier for you to decide

CD-R King, your one-stop media provider gives you the ease of choosing by taking away the drawback of price difference by making LED bulb available to the General public at a more affordable price.

This is effort compliments their advocacy in encouraging people to care for the environment during their California e-bike campaign early this year.

It is also noted that CD-R King offers several choices of LED bulbs with different price range both for personal and industrial use.

For other variants, you may visit CD-R king branches or check out their website at www.cdrking.com

You_Source: Your Software Built Right

When you think of a software development company, you most likely think of a bunch of nerds coding away in the dark with headsets on that are so big they cover the entire head of the programmer. You most likely think that these guys have no personality and can only speak in binary codes. Most likely, you think that they are the less cool version of the guys in Big Bang Theory. 

The guys at You_Source could not be further from the truth. You_Source provides a fun and conducive environment to its employees. The CEO, Alain Franchimon, understands that happy workers are the best workers and so every Monday morning, he brings something fun to meetings and every Friday afternoon, people gather around and bond with each other. He also maintains an open door policy which leads to communications remaining constantly open amongst everyone. 

“We pick the right people, tools and equipment for the job. Our methodologies together with well designed, written and extensively tested software cater for change, fast feedback and real-time insight in quality and progress. We speak C#, Ruby, Objective C, Java, R, Typescript, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and a few dialects of SQL.

We believe that collective ownership is key to successful software. We care as much for your code as you do. We're not just software developers. We are a team of enthusiastic, social, helpful, passionate and highly skilled individuals, who are eager to take on new challenges.” 

For anyone interested in having their software built right, on time, on budget, all the time, You_Source is the company for you. They will not work for you, they will work with you. 

Contact details: 
E: info@you-source.com
P: +63 (0)2 553 2465


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