Biyernes, Nobyembre 24, 2017

SM City Trece Martires solar system launch to a better tomorrow!

SM Supermalls marked another milestone in its pursuit to make each day better for all at the launch of SM City Trece Martires’ solar system, held in Trece Martires City, Cavite.

The SM City Trece Martires solar facility houses 2,914 solar panels capable of generating 0.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to fully charge 130,000 cellphones, light up 15,500 10-watt LED lamps, run 4,500 30-watt electric fans, and provide power to 300 households. The use of solar energy promotes clean air and saves the environment by helping reduce carbon footprint from electricity produced from combustion of fossil fuels.

Other sustainability programs of SM include the ‘Trash to Cash’ recycling markets in SM malls, and the integration of transport terminals in malls to mitigate traffics for cleaner air. With disaster risk reduction taking center stage on sustainability, SM has been building ‘resilient’ malls with water catchment basins to help manage flood-prone areas.
(L-R) senior vice president for marketing Jonjon San Agustin; SM vice president for operations Lisa Silerio; SM Supermalls president Annie Garcia; Mrs. Aiza de Sagun, representing Trece Martires mayor Melendres de Sagun; Solar Philippines president Leandro Leviste; executive assistant Vincent Bae; engineer Ernesto Cenizal; and regional operations manager Dominador Caringal, Jr.

SM Prime, alongside UNISDR and ARISE Philippines, also hosts the Top Leaders Forum. The theme for 2017 is ‘Business for Resilience – Towards a Resilient Philippines.’ As a private sector conference aspiring to find concrete measures to make businesses more resilient against disasters, the Forum this year underscores invaluable collaboration between the science and technology community and the private sector towards global disaster preparedness.

SM, in partnership with Solar Philippines, first ventured into renewable energy in 2014 with the launch of its first solar system in the Philippines at SM City North EDSA – the first mall in the country to promote solar energy. SM Mall of Asia then launched its solar facility two years after. This year, SM has announced expansion of green programs with more solar systems in eight more malls.

At the helm of SM’s partner in promoting eco-friendly shopping in the country is Solar Philippines Founder, Mr. Leandro Leviste. Leading the largest developer of solar rooftop power plants in Southeast Asia, Mr. Leviste was recognized in the Forbes Magazine 2016 30 under 30 Asia, a roster of young game-changers, entrepreneurs, and social leaders who are under 30 years old.

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.
At the ‘switching on’ ceremony, SM highlighted that the solar system rollout all over the country was only part of the many sustainability programs SM has been doing for years. With SM’s solar system rollout and other green programs, SM continues to go beyond mall development and management as it integrates environmental sustainability into its operations to ultimately support communities for a better tomorrow.

The new OPPO F5 Youth coming soon in the Philippines

“Since we launched the F5, we have envisioned OPPO to capture real moments – the real you, your real beauty. And with the release of the OPPO F5 Youth, we give everyone an opportunity to get a full experience of the new generation of selfies with the same A.I. Beauty Recognition technology.”  ~Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ Brand Marketing Manager

Following the successful launch of the OPPO F5, OPPO is set to expand its A.I. Beauty Technology-powered smartphones with the new OPPO F5 Youth in the Philippines. Designed for the younger generation, prepare to explore new adventures with a smartphone equipped with flagship level features in a more attractive price point.

The OPPO F5 Youth brings the same personalized beautification feature which first appeared on the F5, and the 6-inch FHD+ full-screen along with other emerging cool functions, such as the speedy Facial Unlock and game first technology.

Selfie Expert – equipped with a built-in A.I. to find your Real Beauty Inside Out
The OPPO F5 Youth takes your selfie adventures to the next level, featuring a high quality 16MP Selfie camera with OPPO’s A.I. Beauty Technology, accompanied with a 13MP rear camera to capture moments anytime and anywhere. You get to see extraordinary visuals with a six-inch full-screen of 2160x1080 resolution (FHD+).

The F5 Youth takes enhanced natural-looking selfies that reflect real beauty from inside out through the A.I. Beauty Technology. Experience real and natural looking selfies with more than 200 facial recognition points identified by the F5 Youth to remove impurities and enhance facial features. Each and every selfie with the F5 Youth is guaranteed to be unique for everyone to appreciate.

Features built for the youth 
Interact with the OPPO F5 Youth’s seamless features and innovative design. The 6-inch full-screen display allows users to get a wider visual perspective of their phone while maintaining the same size of a 5.5” phone. See more vivid visuals on the OPPO F5’s new mainstream aspect ratio of 18:9, designed to be sleeker and give a more immersive display. OPPO continues to give the most comfortable and convenient security access anytime with its back-fingerprint reader and speedy facial unlock technology.

For a smoother and energy-saving experience, the OPPO F5 Youth comes in the latest ColorOS 3.2 that is smoother to operate with 23% faster app launches. This is accompanied with 2.5GHz Octa-core CPU processor for an all-day computing experience with no delays.

Witness the Official Release of the OPPO F5 Youth
The OPPO F5 Youth will be available in the Philippines on November 25, 2017 during the official opening of the OPPO Concept Store at SM Megamall. Together with the phone, OPPO will be unveiling a new look of its concept store, patterned after the F5 Youth design. First 30 customers to purchase F5 Youth will receive a Bluetooth headset starting 3PM onwards on the day of the launch.

For more exciting updates about the OPPO F5 Youth, make sure to tune in to OPPO Philippines’ Official Facebook page

OPPO F5 will be available at all OPPO concept and dealer stores nationwide.

EB Naturals Gandang Natural, Puting Natural” Dance Contest and Win P50,000!

Give your best move and be the next dance craze! Gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes and show your winning moves at the “EB Naturals Gandang Natural, Puting Natural” Dance Contest.”

To join, form a dance group with four (4) to ten (10) members and create a video showcasing your own dance choreography using the official “Gandang EB Naturals, Puting Natural” jingle. 

The two-minute video must include any EB Naturals soap or skin care product. The video must be clear. Daylight shooting is highly recommended. Upload the video on the Facebook account of the group representative together with the hashtag #GandangEBNaturalsPutingNatural and the complete list of dance group members.

All members must also like the EB Natural’s official Facebook page. Entries must be submitted by November 30.

The representative must also register online by sending a dance group photo in PDF format and the YouTube and Facebook links of the dance video, via email to with the subject: “Gandang EB Naturals Puting Natural Dance Craze (Online Registration).” Senders will receive notification once entry is valid.

The criteria for judging are Creativity 50%, Performance level 40%, Facebook and Youtube Impact 10%.

To know more about Ever Bilena Naturals and its products, visit their website,, and Facebook page,

Grand prize winner will receive P50,000 in cash and P20,000 worth of EB Naturals products. The winning choreography will be the official dance move of the “Gandang EB Naturals, Putting Natural” jingle.

Most accomplished local POV Stand Up comedian Mike Unson!

Mike Unson, has performed on the biggest stages, Resorts World’s NPAT, Solaire’s Grand Ballroom, PICC and Cebu Waterfront’s Ballroom.

About Mike Unson
Mike has been performing live point of view (POV) stand-up comedy since 2003, and has opened for international stars like Grammy Award-nominated American humorist, writer and comedian David Sedaris, Filipino-American Comedian Rob Schneider and Filipino-American Comedian Rex Navarrete.

He is the 2005 Comedy Wars Grand Champion and 2010 Toastmasters International Humorous Speech Contest Champion in the Philippines.   

Mike is one of the very few Filipinos, who specialize in wholesome stand-up comedy on television. He was one of the main hosts of Front Act, a 30-minute comedy show which aired on TV5 and SolarTV. He's also performed in shows such as The Sib Show on JackTV, The Men's Room on Studio 23, Jojo A. All The Way (on RJTV29, Q11, and TV5), ANC's Shop Talk, and appeared on Mango Vibe (a Vancouver based TV magazine show).

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He is one of featured top performers in the recent Fringe Festival in Manila and Pineapple Labs Arts & Entertainment Studio in Makati.

He has performed live at the biggest stages in the Philippines particularly the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) at Resorts World Manila and Solaire Grand Ballroom at Solaire Resort with over 1,200 people in each venue. His last project is his DVD, "Mike Unson at Strumms Makati.

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GEM-Packed Holiday!

It's the season to enjoy delightful shows on GEM! Cheer for a team of underdog players in the sports drama Baseball Brainiacs. Join a group of university students as they make their dreams come true in the relationship drama Sea Side Blue. Attend the reunion of two estranged friends in the mystery special Miman City 2017. Test your general knowledge in the game show Burning Questions! SP1. Finally, end the year with sightseeing and delectable dishes in the cooking travel show MOCO’S Kitchen In Kyoto, and start the next one right with life lessons from We’re Millennials. Got a problem? Special.

Baseball Brainiacs
“You don’t have to be strong to win” is the catchphrase of this unusual coach of a high school baseball team. From being in a top-ranking high school to attending a top university, Tamo Aoshi (Ninomiya Kazunari) has always been on the fast track to success until he met the unexpected shut down of the bio-laboratory where he was working at. Reluctantly, he accepts a teaching position at his alma mater. 

With his unconventional background, Tamo becomes a coach to a small team of incompetent but passionate baseball players who reminded him of his past. How will Tamo confront his past and lead this team of unusual jocks to victory? 

Baseball Brainiacs premieres December 13, every Wednesday and Thursday at 9PM, first and exclusively on GEM.

Sea Side Blue
Third-year university students are at the crossroads of their lives, confronted with life choices. Matsuoka Aoi (Arimura Kasumi) loves the sea but has given up on her dream of oceanographic research due to her parents’ objections. However, life begins to change for her as she meets students of Kaiyo University at an aquarium they are working in. Love and friendship are entwined as the eight youths pursue their dreams together. 

Sea Side Blue premieres December 30, every Saturday at 7.30PM, first and exclusively on GEM.

Miman City 2017
Twenty years ago, a group of teenagers and children became the only survivors after a mysterious virus caused the death of all the adults in the city. In this lawless and chaotic city, Shindo Yamato (Domoto Koichi) and Takigawa Takeru (Domoto Tsuyoshi) with their friends lead these unsupervised children to achieve peace and stability. When all was settled, they parted ways with a promise to meet again in twenty years’ time. Now as 38-year-old men, will they remember their promise? What happened to the city? Was the virus completely eradicated?

Miman City 2017 premieres December 25, Monday, at 9PM, first and exclusively on GEM.

Burning Questions! SP1
This is the ultimate true or false quiz show! Educational yet entertaining, there is no shortage of questions to pique your interest. The celebrity contestants must score the highest number of points to win and get a chance at the final challenge. Their general knowledge is put to the test with intriguing and bizarre questions. Statements from Mr. True and Mr. False muddle the minds of the contestants. Will they be fooled into answering differently? Who will emerge as the winner?

Burning Questions! SP1 premieres December 24, Sunday at 8.30PM first and exclusively on GEM.

MOCO’S Kitchen In Kyoto!
Once again, Mocomichi Hayami travels out of his kitchen. This time he explores the beautiful city of Kyoto! Let MOCO bring you around to see the sights of Kyoto and explore the food that are special to the city. Watch him put on his apron and cook up a storm topped with the flavors of Kyoto.

MOCO’S Kitchen In Kyoto! premieres December 31, Sunday at 8.30PM, first and exclusively on GEM.

We’re Millennials. Got a problem? Special
Masakazu, Kazutoyo, and Maribu are three individuals from the Yutori or “pressure-free” generation with different family backgrounds. As adults, they grow to realise that life is not as simple as they thought it will be. One year has passed since they try to cope with real world problems of love, work and family. Have their lives improved in this one year? What were the changes for their families and themselves? Have this “pressure-free” trio achieved their dreams?

We’re Millennials. Got a problem? Special premieres January 1, Monday at 9PM, first and exclusively on GEM.

GEM is available on SKYCable Channel 116 in Metro Manila and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio. 

*Credit images to GEM and Nippon TV

About GEM 
GEM is the glittering jewel of Asian general entertainment.  A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to more than 500 hours of Japanese content per year exclusively from Nippon TV. 

The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan as well as other Asian territories including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This includes selected prime time dramas on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan.  GEM also made history for being the first channel to broadcast Nippon TV’s music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ LIVE, and for simulcasting the Japanese drama series ‘Guard Center 24’ at the same time as Japan.  In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers, and most recently brought Japanese star Hayami Mocomichi on promotional tours to meet with his fans in Hong Kong and Singapore.

GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.

About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia was established in 1997 with Singapore as the Asian headquarters of Sony Pictures Television’s networks business. It operates five ad-supported 24/7 channels which are wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

AXN is Asia’s home of thrilling entertainment; Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment; Animax offers anime for all; ONE is powered by prime and current South Korean entertainment content; and GEM serves up star-studded and popular general entertainment programming from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. The company also operates joint-venture Indonesian telenovela channel FMN and children’s content channel BabyTV. 

About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Nippon TV is recognized as Japan’s viewer ratings champion having topped all timeslot categories for three consecutive years and garnering the largest profits in the country’s broadcasting industry. One of the biggest successes for the nation’s finest producer of all genres of programming is “Dragons’ Den,” a globally successful business show format that has sold into more than 30 territories including the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India, Italy and Nigeria. The Emmy award winning version, “Shark Tank”, airs in the US. Following closely is the success of “Mother,” a scripted format that has become a big hit in Turkey and has sold into many territories around the world. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from animation, movies, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry. Launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and leading the digital content market through Hulu Japan- a subsidiary that boasts the largest SVOD subscriber base in the country, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.

Bristol at Parkway Place Living in style

A life of élan and grace, of chic sophistication is yours at Bristol at Parkway Place.
Artist’s perspective of a master’s bedroom at Bristol at Parkway Place by Filigree
2BR – Living Dining

Parkway Place is an exclusive residential complex. It has its own private gate with a circular drive and an impressive water feature providing for that grand entrance requisite.

With turnover set for 2018, now is the best time to invest at preselling rates. As Bristol is located at Filinvest City, Alabang, you can be assured of a continuous and steady increase in land values which has improved by 200% in the past five years and is expected to improve further as independent brokerage firms projected.
1BR – Living Dining
1BR Unit – Master Bedroom

Bristol at Parkway Place boasts of unrivaled features and first-class architecture by local firm CASAS + Architects and façade design by California-based Architecture International, with interior design by Hirsch Bedner Associates–Philippines. It is the product of the best minds in property development, design, and construction. With 40 storeys, Bristol is the tallest residential building in Alabang.
 3BR – Living Dining
3BR – Master Bedroom

Situated at the corner of Corporate Avenue and Parkway Avenue, which is also known as the Millionaire’s Row, Bristol at Parkway Place is at Filinvest City’s most upscale location, like Park Avenue in New York or London’s Hyde Park.

  • Exclusive main lobby / reception area
  • Two (2) high-speed passenger elevators
  • One (1) freight / service elevator
  • Centralized mailroom
  • Building administration office
  • Building maintenance room
  • Driver’s lounge
  • Integrated multi-level basement parking
  • Retail promenade at the ground floor provides an evolving entertainment landscape

The desirable location only assures residents that the finest establishments and the best services are at their doorstep. Classy restaurants, retail outlets, and other premium offerings may be found at the building’s posh retail promenade. A short walk away is the members-only Palms Country Club and the Festival Mall where a wide array of shopping and options can be found.

ZEN-INSPIRED amenities
aSwimming pool
bKiddie pool
cLandscaped pool deck
dTree courtyard
eFunction room
fFitness center
gChildren’s gym play
h Elegant water feature
iGrand reception
jPrivate circular driveway
kMeditative yoga deck
l Library
mEntertainment center

At Bristol at Parkway Place, you have the meditation yoga deck and the calming swimming pools set amid lush gardens. A cozy library is available for those who prefer a quiet place to read a good book or to study; function room for intimate events and parties; and an entertainment center for a delightful day at the movies with friends. The skygarden offers breathtaking and panoramic views of the Alabang City skyline and the Laguna environs and beyond.

SAFETY details
  • 24-hour security center
  • Standby generator for common areas
  • Emergency power at selected outlets and lights
  • Automatic smoke and heat detection system
  • Automatic fire sprinkler system
  • Pressurized fire exit stairs
  • Dry standpipe for fire department connections
  • Fire storage tank and fire pump system

Units in one-, two-, and three-bedrooms are generously-sized and beautifully designed. Choose from a cozy 53-square meter pied-a-terre to as large as a 168-square meter
suite perfect for growing families. Each unit utilizes top-of-the-line fixtures with superb craftsmanship and finishes that speak of distinction and attention to detail—hallmarks of
every Filigree development.

All these positive attributes are driven by affluent families and expatriates, making Bristol at Parkway Place a true-blue chip condominium investment. To learn more about Bristol at Parkway Place, visit or call (02) 809-6517.

Another masterpiece envisioned by Filigree, the new symbol of excellence in luxury real estate today, Bristol at Parkway Place is unlike any other premium condominium development. 

Miyerkules, Nobyembre 22, 2017

Christmas Vibe with Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone 3

Sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) implements its Taiwan Excellence campaign to promote innovative and superior-quality products, and encourage innovators to continue what they do best: innovating.

The sound of sleigh bells ringing and the holiday crooners singing. Christmas is nearing, and your gift list is getting longer. Head over to the Glorietta Activity Center at the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone 3 on November 24 to 26, where a plethora of Taiwan’s best brands awaits in an interactive product showcase, all bearing its coveted seal of excellence. 

Visitors can get a first-hand experience of products from information and communications technology (ICT), home and living, and sports and leisure. The Experience Zone 3 offers many products that reflect the diverse interests of family members and loved ones. The Tatung Fusion Cooker is a multifunctional cooker and the best kitchen companion for any foodie. The ZenFone 3 Zoom is always selfie-ready with its innovative dual-lens optics and its ƒ/1.7 SONY IMX362 sensor and 2.3x optical zoom camera. And for the adrenaline junkie, there’s the Kymco Xciting 400 motorcycle, which makes riders feel completely safe, while enjoying the pleasures of driving.  

Welcoming the holiday spirit, this three-day event promises a line-up of exciting activities such as product showcases, mini concerts, booth navigation tours, and fashion shows.  Mall-goers can look forward to performances by Jona and University of Sto. Tomas Singers (November 24); Darren Espanto and the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir (November 25); and Erik Santos and Psalms of David Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. (November 26).

Major prizes also await the winners of the  games and raffle draws lined up. These include the foldable Tern Verge X10 with its ultra-light wheels, the first-of-its-kind PaperShoot Hinoki Digital Camera with its single-button system, and the dual camera ASUS Zenfone 4 with 8 and 12 megapixels in the front and main sensor, respectively.    

For more information, visit, and like Taiwan Excellence on Facebook

About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products, providing tremendous value to users worldwide. Products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 101 countries.

Sponsored by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. implements policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, BOFT's role and position is regularly adapted to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Working with TAITRA for decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the foreign market challenges. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Disney • Pixar’s “Coco” Sings its way to SM Cinemas Nationwide

The creators of Finding Dory, Toy Story and Inside Out invite you to a musical journey on the bond of family history as Disney • Pixar debuts its newest movie, “Coco” in all SM Cinema theatres beginning November 22.

The movie follows 12 year-old Miguel who aspires to become a musician despite his grandmother, Mama Coco, banning music long ago, thanks to an ancient drama involving Miguel’s great-great grandfather, deceased music and film star Ernesto de la Cruz, who supposedly chose his career over family. On the eve of Dia de Muertos (day of the dead), Miguel breaks into de la Cruz’s mausoleum to borrow the star’s signature guitar and join a talent competition, but instead enters a whole new journey in the Land of the Dead and discovers a string of unbreakable family ties as he attempts to break to the curse that turned him into a living ghost. 

Bringing the love of Disney closer to all Filipino families, SM Cinema debuts Coco in branches across the nation, with SM Seaside City Cebu heralding the movie’s first appearance on the Mega Screen featuring Coco brand ambassador Inigo Pascual as the event’s special guest. Coco then tours its premiere at SM City Davao, SM Santa Rosa and SM City Baguio. 

Celebrate the month of Thanksgiving by discovering the inseparable bond of family and sing along with Disney • Pixar’s Coco in SM Cinema branches nationwide beginning November 22. For more information, log on to or follow @SM_Cinema on Instagram, and /SMCinema on Facebook and use the hashtag #CocoAtSMCinema.

Biyernes, Nobyembre 17, 2017

ManilaMed “Only our best, to make you feel better”

ManilaMed, is one of the premier hospitals in the heart of Manila. Featuring their Health Centers, deemed as the "Centers of Excellence"

ManilaMed’s vision: To be the hospital favored for exceptional patient experience

ManilaMed’s Mission: To deliver compassionate patient care with the best outcome. To respond to the needs of the community in preservation of health through education, training and research.

ManilaMed’s Cancer Care Center
ManilaMed’s Cancer Care Center is a complete, one-stop facility that provides for the needs of its patients. From diagnostic procedures, specialized surgical procedure surgery, radiation oncology and systemic chemotherapy, the Cancer Care Center has everything needed to treat and manage cancer cases.

The Diagnostic Procedures provide an accurate analysis on tissues that confirms the presence of cancer, distinguishing the exact location, size, stage and tumor type. In this section, evaluation on cancer treatment also includes Mammography, Computed Tomography Scanning (CT-Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry, and Endoscopy. 

For patients who require surgery, the Specialized Surgical Procedure Surgery section is the most essential. This section prioritizes surgeries under Breast-conserving, Sphincter-Preserving and Laparoscopic Colorectal. 

The Cancer Care Center also offers Radiation Oncology. Under this are various types of effective, high-tech treatments such as, Computerized Treatment Planning, 2D Conventional Radiotherapy, 3D Conformed Radiotherapy and Intensity-Modliated.

There's also the Systemic Chemotherapy section that provides chemotherapy treatments. Treatments combine Immunotherapy, Intrathecal chemotherapy, Intravenous and oral chemotherapy.

The ManilaMed Cancer Center is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Fridays (except holidays). For more information, please call 523 8131 loc. 2647 or email  You may also visit our website

ManilaMed’s Brain Center 
ManilaMed's Brain Center offers state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic equipment for checking on the the health of a person's brain. These include the Electroencephalogram (EEG) and video Electroencephalogram (EEG). They are used to track brain activities and record brain wave patterns. Small eletrodes are placed on the scalp of the patient and these detect brain waves. The brain waves are converted into signals and sent to a computer that records and prints out results.

Through this, neurologists can diagnose brain disorders and diseases including; Epilepsy (the most common disorder), Narcolepsy (sleep disorders), Alzheimer’s disease, Brain Infections and Hemorrhage, Disorders that affect Brain Tissues and Central Nervous System, Stroke,  Brain Tumor, Brain Death, and other conditions.

The ManilaMed Brain Center is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays (except holidays). For more information please call 523 8132 loc. 2822 or email:  You may also visit our website

ManilaMed's compassionate doctors, dedicated medical staff, and modern facilities provide everything you need and deserve. We give our best to make you #FeelBetter.

Lunes, Nobyembre 13, 2017

Rags2Riches ~ Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, President and Founding Partner Uplifting Lives through Social Entrepreneurship

A major turning point in her life was when she was named Young Laureate for the Environment at the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise in 2010.
Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Rags2Riches president and founding partner

Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, an entrepreneur. The award brought international recognition to her efforts to help impoverished women in the Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City through the social enterprise Rags2Riches, a fashion and design house that empowers underprivileged community artisans. 

Using a business model based on collaboration and inclusivity, Fernandez-Ruiz sought to break down barriers between the underprivileged community and the market. She adopted a marketing strategy that took cottage industry to the next level.

More important, her efforts transformed the lives of the women in Payatas, who provide Rags2Riches its merchandise. From living lives of abject poverty, the women now live with pride and dignity, equipped with entrepreneurial and life skills to achieve their ambitions.

Rags2Riches enabled Fernandez-Ruiz to achieve two goals: Create sustainable and eco-ethical products by upcycling waste like rags, scraps of fabrics, etc. into bags and other fashion accessories, designed for the high-end market; and empower women entrepreneurs in Payatas by eliminating the middleman so they can sell directly to retailers. By partnering with top designers like Rajo Laurel and Amina Aranaz, the Payatas women were able to level up their creations to world-class standards.

AXA MyAmbition is an affordable investment and life insurance plan that’s the first in the country to be made purchasable online. It lets you grow your money by investing it in a fund best suited for you. A one-time investment of a minimum of P50,000 and a maximum of P125,000 is all that is needed to be on your way towards living the life you choose. What’s more, you also get life insurance coverage of 125% of the single premium or the account value, whichever is higher. 

To learn more, visit today.

Just as Fernandez-Ruiz helped the women reach their goals, AXA MyAmbition, an investment-linked product with insurance, also wants to help people secure their future and fulfill their dreams—by encouraging them to have a game plan in place that will enable them to live the life they choose.

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. 

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY. 

The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD. 

It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

AXA Philippines is a joint venture between the AXA Group and the Metrobank Group, one of the country’s largest financial conglomerates. AXA Philippines is 2nd leading life insurance company in the country, with P21.6 billion in gross premium income reported in 2016, and over 811,000 customers protected under various individual and group life insurance products.

Most recently, AXA Philippines announced its entry into the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping-An, the 5th largest non-life insurance company in the Philippines.

A 30% off every Monday and Tuesday SM Cinema Moviegoers

SM Cinema shakes away the Monday blues and Tuesday terrors by treating patrons to 30% discounts on movies!

You can now watch your most-awaited films at IMAX, Director’s Club Cinema, and SM Cinema at a fraction of the cost on their first screening every Monday and Tuesday. 

Creating fun and memorable experiences, SM Cinema lets you enjoy movies for as low as Php133 in any SM Cinema branch nationwide until December 19, 2017.

So go ahead, catch the latest movies at IMAX, Director’s Club Cinema, and SM Cinema at 30% off every Mondays and Tuesdays! Log on to to buy your ticket, or visit /SMCinema on facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more details.

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MyAmbition, an affordable investment and life insurance plan for young professionals, is the first in the country that you can buy online at

“Millennials” the youth of today are known for making the most out of the present, enjoying life but also keeping a keen eye on future goals: whether that’s to travel the world, start a business, or pursue a life-long passion, like the arts. 

Now, you can live the life you choose with no fear with the help of MyAmbition, a life insurance and investment plan you can buy online that was designed with young professionals like you in mind. AXA knows that you prefer transacting online and are always on the go. Think online shopping for life insurance!

What’s more, it lets you grow your money by investing in a fund that suits your risk appetite—the amount of risk you are willing to accept to pursue your goal, which in this case is growing your money through investing. Your risk appetite—or “hunger for risk”—may be conservative, moderate, or aggressive (or low, medium, or high). Whatever your risk appetite is, there’s an investment fund that suits you. 

Avail of MyAmbition via an easy online application process. Everything you need to know about your insurance plan is on the website! Payments are equally easy as they are made via AXA’s secure payment partner, Peso Pay—the leading online payment gateway in the country. You can check the performance of your investment by simply downloading the MYAXA app and registering your policy. You can avail of up to 10 MyAmbition policies, and you can pay your premium via your credit or debit card.

Visit for more information on MyAmbition.

You can invest in AXA MyAmbition for as little as P50,000 to a maximum of P125,000. And because it doubles as a life insurance, your loved ones will receive bigger gains in the future in case something unexpected happens to you. You also have the option to let your money stay with AXA so it can grow further.

Plan ahead and have a solid game plan to be able
to live the life you choose!

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. 

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY. 

The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD. 

It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

AXA Philippines is a joint venture between the AXA Group and the Metrobank Group, one of the country’s largest financial conglomerates. AXA Philippines is 2nd leading life insurance company in the country, with P21.6 billion in gross premium income reported in 2016, and over 811,000 customers protected under various individual and group life insurance products.

Most recently, AXA Philippines announced its entry into the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping-An, the 5th largest non-life insurance company in the Philippines.

HEY MOM a quick and convenient way to buy your monthly family staples

Nowadays, online shopping websites have been increasing in number to give everyone, including moms, an avenue to relax and make up for lost shopping time. However, it is not known to many that online shopping is not only limited to clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. There is actually an online store called Hey Mom, where moms can purchase their children’s pediatric health staples. 
Hey Mom is the go-to online shop for pediatric care. Their product range includes brands such as Ceelin, Allerkid, Trisopure Baby Wash among many other well-known brands for children’s vitamins, medicines, and personal care items. On top of that, adult vitamins, medicines and health care needs are also available. They offer their complete range of best-selling items in bundles to provide moms with a better shopping experience. Hey Mom is moms’ partner for keeping kids’ health always in check and it helps moms become the best that they can be since they are given easy access to a wide range of products that offer their children complete care. 
One major responsibility of being a mom is to always be present and accessible to their children. In between juggling work, parenting and personal care, moms always try to find the time to balance everything out. 
The sign up process takes less than 5 minutes! On the website, moms just have to register their basic information by clicking the “Sign Up” tab then add to cart their favorite items before checking out via cash or credit card as payment options. It’s really just that quick and easy! In return, this super convenient and rapid system gives moms more time to spend with their children and loved ones.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now at and try shopping on Hey Mom for yourself! To get more information and updates about Hey Mom and their products, follow their Facebook page ( and watch out for daily posts and special promos. 
For one, the ease of buying children’s vitamins and medicines with only a few clicks away and having them delivered right at their doorsteps, allows moms to tick off one less errand from their to-do lists. 

Work From Home from Your Dream Home-Based Job

“With this new feature, we hope to make the search hassle-free for both the candidate and the employer. Although most of us would want to work at home, there are still some points to consider before taking the final leap, such as your ability to hold yourself accountable to finish your work on time and your general temperament. There are a lot of companies that offer telecommuting or working away from the office as a work option, and a number of them advertise on Gioca, Country Manager, Philippines, the no. 1 job site in the Philippines, responds to this growing need by offering job seekers a dedicated page for work-from-home opportunities, making the job search easy and more efficient. The page recently went live on the last week of October.

Some of the companies that advertise home-based jobs on the site include RemoteStaff, SPN, Teleperformance, 51Talk, and goFLUENT.

To determine if a home-based job is the right fit, lists seven things to consider:

  1. Can your job be done easily from home?
  2. Do you have a dedicated workspace at home to work from?
  3. Do you prefer a flexible working environment or a fixed structure?
  4. Do you work better alone or with your team members?
  5. Does your job require a high degree of face-to-face collaboration?
  6. Are you self-organized and comfortable working independently?
  7. What is your key motivation to work from home?

Being able to work from home has become a necessity for a lot of Filipinos. It allows them to spend more time with their family, save money on food and clothes, and escape the mind-numbing traffic. Meanwhile, more companies are hiring remote workers to get the best possible candidates for a role while also saving on space and money.

Is a work-from-home job for you?
The benefits of remote working are can sometimes far outweigh office-based jobs. According to a study by PGi, a leading provider of collaboration software and services, improved productivity isn’t the only benefit of working from home: 82% reported lower stress levels, 80% experienced higher morale, and 69% reported lower absenteeism.

To search for home-based jobs, just visit

If it turns out that a home-based job
is not for you, there is still hope. 

Linggo, Nobyembre 12, 2017

OPPO Giveaway Alert: Wwin a luxury bag worth Php70K when you purchase a brand new OPPO F5

“OPPO highly appreciates the overwhelming support that we received from the F5 pre-orders. We have always been grateful for our fans’ continuous support and this is just one way for us to give back to them.” ~Stephen Cheng, Brand Marketing Manager of OPPO Philippines

One lucky winner will be chosen every week through a raffle draw. The draw dates will be on November 10, 2017, November 17, 2017, November 24, 2017, and December 1, 2017 by 3 PM at OPPO’s main office. Announcement of winners will be on November 11, 2017, November 18, 2017, and December 2, 2017 through OPPO Philippines’ official Facebook page. An email notification will also be sent to the winners.

OPPO Philippines is truly set to define a new generation of selfies with the new OPPO F5. Following its record-breaking success of generating a total pre-order of 33,000 units in just seven days, OPPO is giving away four luxury bags worth Php70,000 this November until December 1, 2017. 

The Capture the Real You contest is open to all Filipinos who will purchase an OPPO F5 within the promo period. Participants must visit to register their full name, email address, registered address, and the OPPO F5 IMEI1 number found at the back of the unit box. To obtain one raffle entry, they must upload three photos captured using the OPPO F5 – one natural-looking selfie, one beautified selfie, and one taken using the F5’s rear camera. Entries will be accepted until December 1, 2017, 2 PM. 

The OPPO F5 is now available for Php15,990 at authorized OPPO dealers nationwide. Installment option is also available via Home Credit at 0% for 6 or 9 months payment plan.

For more information about the OPPO F5, please visit and check out the OPPO Facebook page for latest updates via

The F5 is OPPO’s latest selfie expert smartphone featuring a 6.0-inch full-screen FHD+ display device and facial unlock recognition. It is equipped with the first A.I. Beauty Recognition technology, designed to make selfies more natural-looking.

Baskin-Robbins Buy One, Get One Cookie

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