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DepEd Region I Conducts Career Guidance for Incoming SHS Students in 2016

  • Friday, August 28, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • City of San Fernando (La Union) – To further strengthen the goal of K to 12 Program in producing graduates equipped with skills that will prepared them for higher education, employment and entrepreneurship, the Department of Education (DepEd) Region I and Grade 10 students of Pangasinan participated in the 2015 Regional Career Guidance Info Blitz held recently.

    DepEd Region I Education Program Supervisor (EPS) of the Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) Dr. Arlene A. Niro highlighted the benefits of the K to 12 program in the pursuit of career advancement and opportunities, saying that the K to12 Basic Education Curriculum “will be sufficient to prepare students for work and slowly erase the common thinking that college is the only route for success and gainful employment.”


    Don't let the Weather Rain on your Parade with Dockers OTG with Water Repellency

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
  • Dockers values both style and convenience, and no product embodies this commitment more than the OTG with Water Repellency.

    Nothing can get in the way of a good fashion sense—not even the rain.

    The year is almost halfway through, and for the Philippines, it can only mean one thing: The rainy season is just around the corner. Out of the many things that people should be prepared for in this season of consecutive typhoons, fashion should not be left behind.

    Don't let the downpour dampen your spirits, because there is always a proper clothing that fits a particular season. With Dockers’ OTG with Water Repellency, being soaking wet from the rain would be at the bottom of one's worries.


    Levi’s brings Asian Superstar Vanness Wu to the Philippines

  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Coming off from his successful stint as a judge in Asia’s Got Talent, Asian superstar Vanness Wu is coming to the Philippines to headline the launch of Levi’s newest collection at the Valkyrie Nightclub on July 31.

    The former member of Asian boy band, F4, will give a heated performance during the fashion show where the hottest jeans for modern women will sizzle on the runway.

    “Levi’s is super excited to welcome Vanness Wu to the Philippines! He will be the special guest during the launch of our latest Jeans for women. It’s our way of thanking loyal Levi’s fans who have been patronizing the brand for years,” said Kaths Laudit, Levi’s Philippines Marketing Head.

    Marked by years of consistently superior quality while embracing new trends, global apparel brand Levi’s is launching the New Women’s Denim Collection to cater to the demands of the growing fashion market in the country.

    The new addition to Levi’s great denim collection was carefully tailored to suit the requirements of modern Asian women, reflecting its belief that behind every woman is a great pair of jeans.

    “Levi’s continues to innovate and provide the perfect jeans for everyone—no matter who you are and what you do. We ensure that our products are trendy while keeping the quality that Levi’s is known for,” Laudit said.

    If you want to see Levi’s newest collection and witness a special performance from Vanness Wu, all you have to do is have a minimum purchase of P3, 999.50 from any Levi’s store and get a ticket to Levi’s event.

    The promo, which runs from July 1 to 31, is available at all Original Levi’s stores nationwide and is applicable to regular priced items only.

    6 New Technology Advances You Should Use When Looking for a Home

  • Friday, June 19, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Thanks to the Internet, Pinoys and perhaps the rest of the world, have been ushered into the age of instant gratification. We aspire immediate results when we covet something and do not hesitate to voice our opinions out when there’s something that inconveniences us to get what we want.

    But just as technology provides as a platform for people to voice out their frustration, technology has also provided opportunities to people to overcome inconveniences to get what they want, like a home to call their own. To an OFW looking to provide a home to his family from miles away, a foreigner engaged to a Filipina and is eager to settle in the Philippines, an employee who is looking to retire in the next couple of years, or a yuppie looking to start a family in the city, these technology advances increase their chances on getting the right property match, as compared to listing sites.

    But what are these technology advances that have made buying a condo, house and lot, or townhouse in the Philippines a whole lot easier? ZipMatch, a Philippine property matching platform, has all six of these on its site:

    1. 360 Virtual Tours on all ready for occupancy (RFO) properties

    The beauty of virtual tours allow people miles away or do not have the luxury of time to do trippings to make executive decisions without relying solely on stock image-filled ads or from people who may not have the same interests as the homebuyers’ (e.g. broker, sales agent). These virtual tours show a 360 view about the actual property and the neighborhood surrounding it without needing to visit the area.

    2. Comprehensive information about a condo, townhouse and house and lot, all in one, single Property Page.

    What separates a Property Page to a typical property listing? A Property Page aims to provide key information homebuyers often miss asking when doing a home search, such as:

    Does this condo allows pets? What internet service provider (ISP) the condo allows connection to? Does this townhouse unit have a 2-car garage? Does this house and lot in a subdivision managed by a homeowners’ association? 3. You can check and view Nearby Projects in a single click (or tap on a smartphone).

    Instant gratification, in effect, has influenced service providers to make things simpler and easier for their customers. On ZipMatch, its map feature now allows homebuyers to check Nearby Projects and compare property units available for sale based on their budget, square meter per value, or amenities, among other things.

    4. Search Property Preference is now done Smart.

    Technology allows automation of anticipating people’s needs, way before they key it in. Instead of getting faced with hundreds of search results showing duplicate, and sometimes incomplete property listings, homebuyers are given options to view summaries of the property listings on the search results page. They are also given power to edit how the search results should be shown, whether they are either listed in the order of their property prices, the number of bedrooms, floor area, the number of baths, or per property building.

    5. Property Scout and User-generated Reviews are now given more weight.

    Because people crave for authenticity, user-generated feedback and reviews are often favored more than the home seller’s description. They count more because they provide unbiased truths about a particular property, and even the property management. Homebuyers even remember fellow users’ reviews more than the developer’s description of the property, and eagerly trust a property matching platform that empowers them to share their opinion about the properties in question.

    6. You gain more knowledge, ideas or answers to even the most difficult problems in real time.

    Some blogs nowadays act as niche platforms themselves that engages customers about a particular topic. For a homebuyer who is requiring an answer to a particular question, he can get the answer he or she needs from fellow commenters who may have similar experiences and have insights or workarounds to solve the issue at hand, all without necessarily waiting for a response from the author or expert. 


    PWU affirms commitment to education with purpose, as it prepares for a stronger future

  • Monday, May 18, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Most schools are not usually built to last and thrive for the better part of a century. Most colleges do not usually make it through 96 years’ worth of presidents, protests, and propaganda. Most universities do not survive a vicious world war to continue its story of heritage, service, and leadership. Most ordinary educational institutions do not. But we are not making reference to any ordinary school here – we are talking about the academic icon that is Philippine Women’s University.

    That PWU’s legacy continues to live strong was evident in its 92nd Commencement Exercises, held recently at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. For an institution with such an illustrious history, formation and education has always remained its top priority as it continues to make its presence felt in Philippine society today. Boasting a 2015 graduating class comprised of 692 young women and men of competence and integrity, PWU has withstood the test of time to become one of the most reliable providers of tertiary education in the country.

    With this year’s commencement theme, “Quality Service, Quality Education, PWU’s Legacy to the Nation”, PWU reaffirms its commitment to the educational principles set forth by its founding mothers almost a century ago – an institution that provides education with substance and purpose, against a backdrop of quality delivery and a clear contribution to nation-building.

    Perhaps no two people summed this up better than the special commencement speaker, no less than Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, and the class of 2015’s Magna Cum Laude Drew Barie Cajandab. Secretary Luistro recognized and praised PWU for its efforts in education and the empowerment of women: “PWU can take a bow for its trailblazing path to educate and empower Filipino women, not just to become productive citizens of the Republic but… as ‘organizers of civil society, as mobilizers of their communities, and as the pillars of their homes and families,’” he said.

    Bro. Armin, who was also bestowed an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the commencement ceremony, thanked PWU for the special honor conferred upon him. “After today’s ceremonies, I suppose I can proudly wear your badge of honor and declare that I am an honorary woman, I am an honorary Filipina. I don’t think there’s any other Philippine university who could have afforded me the temerity for such a claim… Maraming salamat sa Philippine Women’s University,” Luistro remarked.

    Amidst this year’s slew of honor graduates and awards recipients, one stood out above the rest as the class of 2015’s top awardee. Drew Barie L. Cajandab, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts major and recipient of Magna Cum Laude honors, delivered a poignant valedictory address that affirmed what PWU continues to stand for. “PWU is now going through its own struggles, but that is not new. It has seen wars and civil strife, survived through the country’s darkest days. It has been bombed, stoned, and shot at but it remains to be the Philippine Women’s University its founders envisioned it to be – providing not simply an education, but an education with purpose and substance,” Cajandab said.

    Like many before her, she ended by thanking the institution which has served as her home for the past couple of years: “[everyday] I come back to the Philippine Women’s University not seeking an education, but preparing myself for life. And I thank PWU for teaching me [how] to live,” she declared.

    Other guests of honor at the commencement rites included Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commissioner Ma. Cynthia Rose Bautista, PWU Chairman Dr. Helena Benitez, and members of the PWU Board of Directors former President Dr. Jose Conrado Benitez, Mr. Conrado Benitez II, and Dr. Amelia Reyes. Aside from Cajandab, other graduates who received Cum Laude honors were Ann Mariel Recio (BA Foreign Service), Jose Michael Angelo de Dios (BA Communication Arts), Juhan Nusrat (BA Psychology), Joyce Tiffany Reyes (Bachelor of Fine Arts). Acheline Jade Tisado (Bachelor of Elementary Education) and Jake Wallace Galvez (BA Foreign Service) graduated Honorable Mention.

    Fueled by its enduring spirit, Philippine Women’s University strives to remain relevant in the field of tertiary education today. Almost a hundred years since its establishment in 1919 as one of the most influential and ground-breaking educational institutions of its time, PWU remains true to the timeless values of its founders. It is a university that develops individuals into citizens of character, excellence, and competence. It steadfastly commits itself to providing all students with the kind of holistic education that has guided the numerous generations that have come before, and ensuring that the same remain imbibed in the students of today.

    PWU began as Philippine Women’s College in June 9, 1919, spearheaded by its seven founders (Clara Aragon, Concepcion Aragon, Francisca Tirona Benitez, Paz Marquez Benitez, Carolina Ocampo Palma, Mercedes Rivera, and Socorro Marquez Zaballero). It set out with the goal of preparing young Filipino women for a life of dedicated service and wholehearted leadership; in 1932 – just thirteen years later – the institution won university distinction, making PWU the first university for women in Asia, founded by Asians.

    Without doubt, PWU has left its mark in history, but its story and legacy is far from over. Now on its 96th year, Philippine Women’s University looks forward to celebrating its Centennial in 2019, as it prepares for an exciting and even stronger future. PWU President, Dr. Jose Francisco Benitez, assures that the esteemed institution will be able to overcome its present challenges, and “with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to our educational mission and its historical significance, we shall rise transformed and ready to build the scaffolding for another hundred years. Together, we shall build on the strong foundations of our educational mission as the university moves towards its centennial and beyond.”

    Surely, PWU will continue to deliver on its promise made almost a century ago, empowering the Filipino to reach greater heights through the delivery of quality education and holistic development.

    Palarong Pambansa 2015 Special Games: Opportunities For All! #Palaro2015

  • Sunday, April 12, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Sports. Education. Opportunities. These are some of the best words that describe Palarong Pambansa. One of Palaro’s highlights over the past years is the Special Games category where children with special needs (CSNs) are able to showcase their sporting talents to the community.

    The Special Games are composed of Athletics (100M, 200M, 400M, 4X100M, Shot put, Running & Standing long jump), Swimming (50M Backstroke, Breastroke, Freestyle), Goal ball and Bocce – a ball sport closely related to bowling. Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC presents Palaro as a means to support the Department’s commitment to provide equal educational opportunities for all learners. “Ang Palarong Pambansa, kagaya ng edukasyon, ay inclusive o bukas sa lahat. Wala itong pinipili, wala itong itinatangi. Ito ay para sa lahat na may pusong handang magpunyagi upang sa dulo ay magwagi” he said.

    Athletes with intellectual disability, visual impairment and those who are orthopedically handicapped will have a chance to be scouted to compete in international events. Among the notable Palaro Special Games athletes are Merill Jean Derama, John Brian Menosa and Lizamel Dayon - all of whom competed in the 2011 Special Olympics held in Athens, and swimmers Jonalyn Hernando and Marco Tinamisan – both with no limbs.

    Amidst the sea of 10,000 Palaro participants are the 850 Special Games athletes, set to be welcomed by the province of Davao del Norte. Palarong Pambansa has also been a gateway for CSN’s to prove that they can exceed expectations with their athletic capabilities. Their perseverance and dedication to their trainings serve as an eye-opener that breaks down barriers of marginalization

    #EUROTILESAtWorldbex2015 | Eurotiles Showcased the Latest Innovations in Ceramic Tiles at the 20th Philippine Building and Construction Exposition

  • Friday, April 10, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • The 20th Philippine Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) paved the way for hundred-and-one project ideas for professional who wants to improve their craft, and plain home owners who wants to improve their spaces. The trade show covers a total exhibition area of 30,000 sqm, with the theme of “Building Visions in the Realm of ASEAN Integration,” this year’s WORLDBEX is all about showcasing what the ASEAN region has to offer.

    As WORLDBEX celebrates its 20th year, there are 500+ companies participated and close to 200 booths of international representatives including Australia, Singapore, the US, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, China, Germany, Brunei, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Spain. One of the participants this year is EUROTILES INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and one of the Philippines’ leading manufacturer of high quality ceramic tiles, adhesive and grout and other construction products. A proud Philippine brand with a world class quality!

    The corporation was registered on June 1989 and started operation in 1991. The company complies with ISO 9001:2008 (Cert. No. PH 01/0030) for the design, development and manufacture of ceramic tiles.

    WorldBEX visitors got a dose of some serious design inspiration in the eye-catching EUROTILES booth. The brand also showcased the TOTAL SOLUTIONS, a wide selection of imported products such as REGINOX, SALTO, DLINE, PORCELABOBO AND CAESAR perfect for people who want style and innovations in their homes or offices.

    EUROTILES presented the latest innovation and technology in ceramic tiles. Gave their booth visitors some tile combination ideas and introduced a better way of installing ceramic tiles using their adhesive and grout called 'Power Partners' with better bonding power superior gap filler and PORCELAIN TILE ADHESIVE. WorldBEX visitor get to enjoy their live 'Like & Share' social media game where they gave away prizes like Android tablets, sports watch, powerbanks, etc. to lucky Facebook fans.

    Eurotiles products such as Superior Ceramic Tiles, Porcelain Tile Adhesive, Superior Tile Adhesive and Grout are distributed through major construction stores, each with network of dealers covering key cities and selected growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In Metro Manila, Ceramic Plaza and Federal Hardware are flagship retailers of Eurotiles.


    After 517 entries, 443 Facebook shares and 439 Retweets, here are the winners of the #EUROTILESAtWorldbex2015 Social Media promo:

    CASIO Tough Solar: Lorena Capote
     Bluetooth Speaker: Kany Vic Perez
     MI 10,400 MaH Powerbank: Istin Dizon Paigna

    Congratulations! Please contact to claim your prize. We will have another contest soon so stay tune :)


    Robin Padilla embraces organic lifestyle, promotes use of natural cough medicine

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • With Robin Padilla’s new organic lifestyle, there is no better time than now for him to be the newest brand endorser of natural cough medicine, ASCOF Lagundi. This was revealed during a grand press launch held at 55 Events Place yesterday.

    At first, the award-winning actor was hesitant about the project because he thought he would be endorsing a synthetic product --, something he tries to avoid because he prefers to use herbal medicines in real life.

    “‘Nung unang pinitch sa akin ‘to, sabi ko ayaw ko ng mga gamot kasi hindi ako uminom ng gamot kasi kami ni Mariel organic [living]… pero ‘nung nakita ko na organic talaga ang ASCOF Lagundi [pumayag na agad ako],” says Robin in an interview when he visited LAC Farms, one of the country’s biggest OCCP (Organic Certification Center of the Philippines), GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified organic farm owned by Pascual Laboratories, the maker of ASCOF Lagundi.

    Robin and wife Mariel Rodriguez believe that one should choose herbal medicines because it is natural unlike synthetic ones that may cause liver deterioration.

    “Marami po tayong gamot na maiinom na available over-the-counter na gagamutin ‘yung sakit mo pero sisirain naman ‘yung liver mo,” says Robin.

    Cough being one of the most common sicknesses in the Philippines resulted in the increase in number of cough medicines, all with claims to be the most effective in addressing it. While this is true, not all brands can claim that they are natural and organic.

    ASCOF Lagundi, an herbal medicine, is one of the few that can claim that it is natural, organic, and effective against cough. It has a luwag-tunaw combo action against cough—a bronchodilating effect that widens inflamed/constricted air passageways in the lungs, giving relief to the patient, and a mucolytic action that melts phlegm for easier expectoration.

    “‘Yung Chairman ng aming company, si Dr. Abraham F. Pascual, ay may advocacy na mag-develop ng natural products kasi marami talaga sa Philippines na halaman na may medicinal properties so it’s his advocacy to develop products that will be good for the consumers. We find that we are aligned with Mr. Robin Padilla’s own advocacy kaya naman siya ang kinuha namin as endorser for ASCOF,” says Ayne Rili, ASCOF’s Senior Brand Manager.

    “Ang maganda sa ASCOF ay sila ‘yung unang brand na gumamit ng Lagundi. Iyong ASCOF, 19 years na sila,’yung iba sumunod na lang,” says Robin.

    Having produced Lagundi leaves from its own certified-organic farm, you can only expect that PascualLab uses the best ingredients, coupled with strict quality standards and modern technology.

    With the couple’s newly shared interest and practice, Robin says that it brought them to different countries to really study the lifestyle. While Robin says that explaining this kind of living will be a long discussion, he says that his biggest takeaway is feeling lighter and more at ease with his body every day.

    Practicing this way of living for almost three years now, the action star feels responsible to share his discovery to everyone because it is good for one’s overall wellness.

    “Meron tayong moral obligation sa mga taong naniniwala sa atin na dalhin natin sila sa tama. Ito ang paraan natin to give back, [to only endorse] the truth. Itong organic medicine is the best na maibibigay natin sa tao,” says Robin.
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