Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Generika Drugstore Receives DOH Award for Public Health Advocacy


Recognizing the rise of anti-microbial resistant (AMR) bacteria as a global public health threat, Generika Drugstore embarked on a long-term, comprehensive campaign against it since June 2014. Enabled by Administrative Order 42 (2014) under the Aquino Administration, they have achieved notable in-roads in curbing the rise of AMR in the country – a health threat caused by the excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotic medications. To honor these efforts, the Department of Health (DOH) rewarded Generika Drugstore with a first-place award in AMR Warriors 2016: Best Practices to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance – Industry Setting category. Generika was the only drugstore contender in a category dominated by multinational manufacturing companies.

Generika Corporate Pharmacist and Regulatory Head, Ms. Mary Rose Ulit (left) is accompanied by Generika Pharmacist, Ms. Mariciris Aquino (right) to receive the award on behalf of Generika Drugstore at the Philippine Antibiotic Awareness Week ceremony held at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel last November 22, 2016.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nuvali’s Camp N Launches its Incubator Bike Hub

When three of my sons were small, as soon as they began to walk and run, I made sure that they learned one skill they will enjoy doing in the future, which is riding a bicycle. Being boys, I knew it will be hard for them when they grow a little older if they don’t know how to ride a bike. I mean, it is like the foundation of learning how to drive. I believe that when one learns how to ride a bike, everything else will follow.

taken 10 years ago
these boys are now taller than I am!
While there were safety risks involved in learning such as getting bruises in the process, it allowed my children to learn how to already face small challenges early on. Eventually, I believed those simple bike lessons taught them more about life, how to take calculated risks, how to have courage in finding balance, and taking on their own personal adversities as they grow up.

Seasoned riders having a pit-stop at Camp N...
A week ago, my wife and I were invited at Camp N in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna to experience some of its adventure rides and rope works. A new activity they are promoting now is the Incubator Bike Clinic for those who wish to learn how to ride a bicycle or find safe trails to ride. Those who already know how to ride could also take lessons in learning how to ride the camp's bike trails around Nuvali, which is an opportunity to take another level of adventure instead of just having the skills to ride on regular roads.

Ruth's first official bike lessons...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Daiso Japan at Cosplay Mania 2016

For two consecutive years, Daiso Japan, the widest line of thrift commodities in the country sponsored the biggest gathering of Cosplayers at the recently concluded Cosplay Mania 2016 at SMX Convention Center, in Pasay City. The event was supported by the Philippine’s popular cosplayers in their most elaborate costumes, hobbyist, artist and performers in a series of showdowns, costume building contest and exciting team battles. 

Spidermen in various forms and attitudes...
Daiso Japan, which has more then a dozen branches all over the country has been supporting projects such as the Cosplay Mania which promotes Japanese arts and culture. As the major sponsor of the event, Daiso offered some of their best selling hot items in heavily discount prices in the exhibit area. Products such as delicious Japanese snacks, make up essentials, and other fashion accessories and other paraphernalia that will add to the creative look of a cosplayer. 

The youngest and the cutest Sailormoon ever. You can never be too young to be a cosplayer
Part of Daiso Japan’s display is a Cherry Blossom tree where everyone was invited to do their most creative post for a photo opportunity, which will be eventually be posted in Daiso’s FB page. Daiso Japan is the No. 1 supplier of living ware goods, more popularly know for their 100 Yen store in Japan. But as part of their continuous innovation, Daiso Japan started to develop items that offer more variety and quality to costumers at 200 Yen, 1,000 Yen and so on. 

The Cherry Blossom Tree made the difference

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

#KIDSONHOOQ: Get More Cartoons, Family-Friendly Content on HOOQ

Philippines, October 21, 2016

It’s a lot more fun for #KIDSONHOOQ as Asia’s pioneering video on demand service showcased its massive collection of family-friendly titles and animated series at the third HOOQ Hangouts.

The “SP-HOOQ-tacular” event gathered young movie buffs in their spookiest costumes as they watched Monster House, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature horror-comedy produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.

The pre-Halloween treat was the highlight of the third HOOQ HANGOUTS, the biggest outdoor cinema event series held October 21, 2016 at the Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City.
HOOQ Hangouts, in cooperation with Samsung, and Globe Live, turns the BGC Amphitheater into a free outdoor cinema venue with massive LED screens, beanbags, blankets and cushions to fully enjoy the show. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

All Aboard at the New Tutuban Center Main Station…

My earliest memories of Tutuban goes back to my elementary days during summer when our family regularly visited our relatives in Bicol. At the time, buses were already in transit, but the PNR was far more economical although the trip was relatively longer because of several stops at stations in between. But, for a young kid like me, the train is much fun to ride because we get to stroll from one cabin to another all the way to the engine car. Sadly, during the last two decades, the trains have steadiliy detriorated and faster buses with their airconditioned coaches have overtaken the PNR trains which led to shutting down transport services to the Bicol region.

All aboard! Let's shop at Tutuban!

Bicol Express! (Photo credit to Gapyear.com)
Tutuban Center was built in the mid 1800s and it was originaly the first railway station in the Philippines that connects Manila to the North, particularly the Pangasinan province. Today, Tutuban is no longer the terminal landmark everyone is familiar with when people travel to outside Metro Manila. It has now become an iconic bargain shopping center for those who wish to hunt for commodities at rock-bottom prices. 

The revitalized Tutuban Center Main Station. As if it was just built yesterday. (Photo Credit: wikipedia)
Tutuban Train Station circa 1800's (Photo credit: flickriver.com)


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