Friday, September 30, 2016

An Employee's Story about Financial Debt!!!

I've worked, for almost 15 yrs in a Goverment Agency, when everything flies. I've watched and observed, how money was kept, used for CAPEX and other bidding purposes for certain aircraft runway projects, aircraft operations and even office supplies. 

Money was used properly with accordance with right implementation of policies and regulations. There are certain money allocation for future projects and neccessities. However, that's how internal audit and budget expenses works within a particular divisions. But, if you really observed the people working behind those offices. All the employees, who had been working for decades, you can observed their routine  during salary days. I've seen how loan movements are active during pay-outs. The question is, Do they really have such money allocation for their financial expenses or are they relying to financial debt/salary loan or even personal loan just to make it for everyday living.

For second time, with Aya Laraya financial talks, he was able to discussed about financial debt. That's why I remember those people, I've worked with,my past experiences of having various loans and my journey of financial liabilities.

To tell you honestly, during those years, I've been influence, with people around me who has so many loans, left to right. 
Some say, if an employee works at the Airport, they are big time. But, people just didn't know. Its only heresay, none of those are true. Maybe some employees are, already had a golden spoon at their birth but most of us are just simple employees, waiting for the 15th or 30th day for our salary to come. To feed for our family or even to pay for our boarding house. Life is quite difficult especially, if you stayed long hours for your shift. We need to take extra hours for overtime because our basic is so little. Thats the main reason, most of us, apply for SSS, PAG-IBIG or Agency Loans. Sometimes, even personal loan. If we already used the other loans for kid's education or celebrations. Thats, how simple and average employees get there money from and how we spend it for. 

Indeed, Mr. Laraya explains the differences of Good and Bad Debt.  It's clear in my mind, that's a big example of Bad Debt because you applied for another loan just to pay for a recent personal loan or vice versa. Some reasons, their applying for a loan is just to celebrate their child's birthday, family out of town extravaganza or they spend it for fiesta. But, its been the way of life of some employees due to lifestyle, it forms a habit. Actually, a bad habit, a bad debt that needs to be corrected. 

To give you a clear idea about debt and the things,I've learned about the talk. When, you say Debt in simple words, its a form of money you borrowed to someone, it might be to a big lending company , a govt agency, a bank or even to a personal friend. 

There are 2 Types of Debt: 

1) Good Debt, it pertains to a particular loan that had been used as a good source of income and revenue. You invested it to a business, wherein you gain profit, eventually. Good Debt turns into Pot of Gold. 

2)However,Bad Debt entails a particular loan of money which had been use to uplift one's ego, meaning you buy things for the sake of satisfying your hunger for new things like, new clothes, gadgets etc. 

Also, you can say, you have bad debt if you applied for a loan for health emergency purposes. But, based on my opinion, even its a bad debt. If your family is in need, even,if you have loads of loans at your back. Filipino will always choose to borrow one's money in order to save another life. Thats how being resilient Filipino's are. In terms of diificulties, for family's sake, there's always a way to produce money in our hands.
However, that's what happen to me. I don't have any savings and I have lots of  loans. It's because ,i'm one of the hundred daughters, who helped and has been a bread winner for their Family. I realized thru this Seminar, I have a bad debt all this time. But, I never regret because during those times. I were able to buy medicines for my mom and food for our table. I bought some wonderful gifts for christmas that makes my mom smile and my family cherished it. Until, the last breathe of my mom, I know,  she's happy. I gave my best to support them with all my capacity and strength. 

Now, little by little, I'm learning how financial independence boosts your confidence. This time, if i'll be able to find a full time Job. I'll know how to managed my financials, with some inspirations of Mr. Aya Laraya. I know, this coming years. I'll say, I'll be having my complete financial freedom & sustainability. 

I believe with Sunlife,i'll be having 
A brighter future..
A Money For Life......
with Sunlife Financial😊

Something to ponder on:

The best way to prevent financial debt is to cut out everything that ruins your financial capabilities except your basic necessities. 

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Design Your Health for a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair!!!

Be part of the first Health and Wellness Fair this October! 

Design Your Health is a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair that aims to promote holistically healthy lifestyle. It showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. 

Aimed towards entrepreneurial moms, young professionals, and health-conscious consumers, Design Your Health proposes a unique approach to wellness. Attendees and participants will be treated to a healthy mixture of stores,workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle.

It’s happening this October 8 and 9, 2016 at the Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. 

The event will feature 50 bazaar exhibitors: workshops on arts, fitness and entrepreneurship; and talks by experts on health and wellness. 

Click on below links to see what workshop/ class that suits your needs and preferences best: 

Entrance Fee to the Expo: 150php (FREE if you register to at least 1 of the workshops) 


Physical Health Workshops: 

Emotional Health Workshops: 

Mental Health Workshops: 

Spiritual health Workshops: 

Design Your Health is brought to you by Unilab Foundation. 

All proceeds of the fair will go fund the health programs of Unilab Foundation particularly on kids' nutrition, therapeutic and developmental play for children, and employment of persons with disabilities. 

Contact Tiffany Vargas 09985603398/ for inquiries or sponsorship.

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Herbalife Philippines Signs Partnership with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines to Expand its Product Access Points Nationwide

Herbalife Philippines, part of the global nutrition company Herbalife, announced a strategic partnership with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines to make it more convenient for Herbalife Independent Members and customers to access its nutrition products. Under the arrangement, Herbalife members and customers will be able to pick up Herbalife products that they’ve ordered from the company at Phoenix retail stations across the country.

The official signing ceremony was led by (from left to right, foreground) Herbalife International Philippines, Inc. Senior Manager-Warehouse and Logistics Edwin Serrano and General Manager Rosalio T. Valenzuela; and Phoenix Petroleum's Chief Operating Officer Romeo de Guzman, Deputy Chief Operating Officer Joselito de Jesus and Assistant Vice President for Sales North Mindanao Roy Jimenez. Also present to witness the event were (from left to right, background) Herbalife's Warehouse and Logistics Manager Rency Zapanta, Corporate Communications Manager Barbette A. Soliven, Marketing Manager Marie Segismundo and National Sales Manager Rhoda Davis; and Phoenix Petroleum's Non-Fuel Related Coordinator Genaline Binsol, Non-Fuel Related Business Assistant Manager Angelo Balajadia, Assistant Vice President-Brand and Marketing Celina Matias and Assistant Vice President for Sales Mega Manila Eric Inocencio.

This pilot program with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to sustainable expansion in line with its business growth in the country.The agreement, and the recent opening of Herbalife’s Quick Response Center in Cebu City, is part of Herbalife’s plan to increase its product access and availability in the Philippines where a recent survey showed weight gain is the top concern of 84 percent of the population.

“This expansion will make it very easy for our members and customers to obtain Herbalife products at a location closer to their homes,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, general manager of Herbalife Philippines. “People are continuously looking for ways to become fit. This new initiative supports the efforts of our members to bring excellent nutrition to more Filipinos in every community.” 

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines has built an extensive network throughout the country with almost 450 stations and is currently refurbishing existing stations and building new large ones to provide more products to their customers. It was named as the 2015 Outstanding Filipino Franchise in the large-store retail category by the Philippine Franchise Association.

“Phoenix Petroleum Philippines stations are now becoming major one-stop destinations for a variety of needs including convenience stores, restaurants and car servicing shops,” said Roy Jimenez, Phoenix assistant vice president for Sales North Mindanao.  “This new partnership with Herbalife demonstrates our commitment to become an indispensable partner in the lives of every Filipino.”  

About Herbalife:
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information in posted. To learn more, visit or

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Broken Vows (the Movie) on Theaters Nationwide: Can you collide and break your Vows???

How far would you go to hide the truth?

BROKEN VOWS features today’s hottest upcoming stars with Blindspot’s Jaimie Alexander as Tara, together with Wes Bentley (Patrick), Alexandra Breckenridge (Debra), and Cam Gigandet as fiancĂ© Michael.         

On her bachelorette-party weekend with friends in New Orleans, Tara falls for the darkly-sexy bartender Patrick.  Waking in his bed the next morning, Tara instantly regrets her unfaithfulness and flies back home to her fiancĂ©.  Her secret flame becomes a full-on fire when Patrick shows up at her house, surreptitiously tries to cancel her wedding arrangements, and stalks her every move. 

He spirals into madness and delusion, determined to have Tara no matter what the cost.  When his efforts fail, he tracks the newlyweds on their honeymoon where he erupts in a psychotic, murderous rage.  Tara will have to find the strength she never knew she possessed to stop Patrick from destroying her marriage and her life.

Meet the cast of BROKEN VOWS: 


Actress Jaimie Alexander’s natural beauty is enough to make anyone do a double take, but after the release of her recent high-profile film projects, people acknowledge her talent as well as her stunning looks. She appeared with Jake Gyllenhaal in Ed Zwick’s drama Love and Other Drugs, followed by Marvel’s blockbuster epic Thor. In it, she starred in the role of “Sif” opposite Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Sir Anthony Hopkins. She reprised her role in the record-breaking sequel, The Dark World, and recently did so again in a guest turn on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In a comedic departure, she appeared in HBO’s The Brink with Tim Robbins and Jack Black. Next on the horizon is reprising her again as “Sif” in Thor: Ragnarok. She currently stars as the lead of Greg Berlanti’s hit NBC series Blindspot which was selected by the Critics’ Choice Awards as “Most Exciting New Series.”

Alexander also attended the Toronto International Film Festival for the World premiere of the indie dramedy Loosies with Peter Facinelli and Joe Pantoliano; starred in the dramatic thriller Intermission with Frank Grillo which screened at Cannes; as well as the historical drama Savannah with Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofer, and Hal Holbrook, and also appeared as the female lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Lionsgate’s action/thriller The Last Stand.

She transitioned into such coveted film roles after her series regular status on the popular ABC Family Chanel series Kyle XY. Her enigmatic character “Jessi XX” proved to be a critical part of Kyle’s past and future. She returned to series television in a juicy arc as Edie Falco’s wild and immature sister-in-law on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Alexander moved west to Los Angeles upon graduating high school. She hasn’t looked back since.

WES BENTLEY – Patrick 

Wes Bentley was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
After graduating high school he attended Julliard School of Drama for one year and left to pursue his career. Shortly thereafter he landed a starring role in the Sam Mendes film American Beauty co-starring opposite Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning and Mena Suvari which went on to win five Academy Awards.
Since then he has gone on to work with esteemed directors such as Shekhar Kapur in Four Feathers opposite his good friend, the late Heath Ledger, Christopher Nolan in 
Interstellar for Paramount Pictures, which grossed $675M worldwide, and Terrence Malick in Knight of Cups.

Past films include roles in Columbia Films Ghost Rider directed by Mark Steven Johnson and co-starring Nicholas Cage and Eve Mendes, which grossed $229M worldwide. He also plays Seneca Crane in the 2012 mega-hit The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross.
He also starred in The Better Angels with Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Welcome to Me, an indie comedy with Kristen Wiig, We Are Your Friends co-starring Zac Efron for Warner Bros, and Amnesiac co-starring Kate Bosworth and directed by Michael Polish.

Currently Bentley is co-starring in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel for FX which premiered in October 2015. He also recently starred in Pete’s Dragon for Disney, which has grossed $116M to date. Bentley lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jacqui and their two children.


Alex Breckenridge was born on May 15 1982 in Darien, Connecticut before moving to California when she was 12. Breckenridge first got an interest in acting at 13 when she performed in local theater productions and soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Her first film was the independent comedy picture Locust Valley (1999). She followed up this performance with guest spots on several successful series, including Dawson's Creek, (1998) Freaks and Geeks (1999), and Buffy The Vampire Slayer (2002), and supporting roles in the films Big Fat Liar (2002), Orange County (2002) and the short film D.E.B.S. (2003), which won the award for Best Short at the 2003 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. In 2005, Alex appeared in the ABC Family movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005) and took on the role of Michele Weinberger, played by Lisa Kudrow in the original 1997 film. She also began work on the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), voicing celebrities such as Cybill Shepherd and Christina Aguilera. 

In 2015, she starred in Zipper alongside Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, and Ray Winstone. The film was acquired for distribution shortly after its premiere at The Sundance Film Festival. And in that same year, Breckenridge began playing Jessie Anderson in season five of the AMC series The Walking Dead.


Cam Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Kim and Jay Gigandet, a co-owner of The Rock pizza franchise After graduating from Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington in 2001, he moved to California, where he attended Santa Monica College. His credits include a recurring role on The O.C. and appearances in feature films Twilight, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison which grossed $393M worldwide, Pandorum, Never Back Down, Burlesque, which grossed $89M worldwide, Easy A, starring Emma Stone which grossed $75M worldwide, and The Roommate, Priest, and currently in The Magnificent Seven. He also stars in CT Channel’s CBS legal drama series Reckless.

Broken Vows will be in cinemas beginning September 28.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

3 Brands for The Cookies Factory: Skinnie Biscotti, Jaree Finger Biscuits & Town 82K Wheat Biscuits savor the taste!!!!

Have you ever asked why Cookie Monster of Sesame Street loves cookies so much? I guess not all kids or millenials knows whose Cookie Monster is. But, definitely, he knows how delicious baked cookies are! Let's savor the taste of Cookies especially this new cookies in town. 

Indulge In The Guilt-free Goodness of The Cookies Factory

Started in 1989, Madam Lee would bake cookies for her loved ones and friends in her kitchen. But sooner than expected, the cookies has reached Johor Bahur and Kuala Lumpur, and even the nearby country Singapore. Due to the growing demands for the homemade specialty cookies, Madam Lee decided to shift from a manually-handled manufacturing facility to a professionally run, technically-enabled state-of-the-art facility. Furthermore, in order to make it viable for the international market, the brand name The Cookies Factory (TCF) was incorporated.

In 2009, The Cookies Factory has successfully obtained the HALAL certification from Malaysia Halal Development Corporation. In the same year, the company was awarded the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice for Food (GMP) certification by the renowned certification body, Moody International.

The Cookie Factory has been rated 4 Stars (SME Competitive Rating on the scale of 5) by the SME Corporation of Malaysia. Each product that comes out of the The Cookie Factory facility has been certified export-ready by the Ministry of Health (MOH),Malaysia.

With more than 22 years of experience in the confectionery industry, The Cookies Factory has grown as a premier biscuit and cookies manufacturer based in Johor, Malaysia,, and is one of the leading exporter to Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and New Zealand.

Currently, The Cookies Factory carries three brands, namely: Skinnie Biscotti, Jaree Finger Biscuits and Town 82K Wheat Biscuits.

The Skinnie Biscotti
Enjoy the unique taste, light and crispy texture of the thinly-sliced Skinnie Biscotti baked with premium Californian Almonds in a no oil added recipe. The Skinnie Biscotti is a best compliment to tea or coffee. It comes in three variants, which are Original Almond, Apricot & Pumpkin Seed, and Double Chocolate.

Jaree Finger Biscuits
Jaree Finger Biscuits is a delicious fun snack that the kids and the whole family can enjoy. Each box of this healthy treat contain fresh-off-the-oven goodness in small packs. It’s transfat-free, cholesterol-free and is a good source of dietary fiber. Jaree Finger Biscuits comes in two variants: Roasted Almonds and Butter & Milk.

TOWN 82K Wheat Biscuits
The TOWN 82K Wheat Biscuits is is a delicious and healthy multi-grain snacks perfect for the vegetarians, as the product is Halal-certified vegetarian. The cookies are conveniently packed and sealed to maintain their freshness, and is also a good source of dietary fiber. 

Enjoy the TOWN 82K Wheat Biscuits in Original Wheat, Oat Tea, and Natural Black (made with Natural Bamboo Charcoal), Wholemeal Raisin, Chocolate Almonds, Cranberries Oatmeal, Pecan Nuts Chocochips, Chunky Peanut, Crunchy Hazelnut, Melting Almond, and Nutty Green Peas.

The Cookies Factory products are now available at SM Supermarkets, Robinsons Supermarkets, Puregold, Rustans Supermarkets, Landmark, Metro Gaisano (Market! Market!, Ayala Cebu and Alabang), and in Mercury Drugstore outlets.

The Cookies Factory is locally distributed by Scanasia Overseas, Inc.

Indulge in the guilt-free goodness of The Cookie Factory baked with love. Grab one today!

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Jr.NBA Girls & Boys presented by ALASKA attends NBA Global Games 2016 in China!!!


- 90 Boys and Girls from Jr. NBA Programs in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to Attend NBA Global Games China 2016 in Shanghai –

- Program Aims to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Diet Among Southeast Asian Children -

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Sept. 26, 2016 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Alaska Milk Corporation announced today that for the third consecutive year, Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia will travel to China to watch a live NBA game as part of the initiatives in promoting healthy lifestyle and diet among children.

Ninety Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia – boys and girls ages 10-14 – will attend NBA Global Games China 2016 presented by Master Kong in Shanghai on Oct. 9, featuring the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans playing a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The participants from the Philippines will be joined by Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and for the first time by Jr. NBA Singapore standouts following the program’s introduction to Singapore earlier this year. As part of their visit to Shanghai, the boys and girls will also meet with NBA players and legends, receive additional basketball training and tour the city.

“Our Jr. NBA All-Stars will once again embark on an unforgettable journey where they will get to experience a foreign country, take part in advanced basketball training and watch a live NBA game, all while engaging with their counterparts from Southeast Asia,” said NBA Asia Vice President, Global Partnerships & Events Francesco Suarez. “This gathering creates lifelong memories and friendships for our participants, and we will continue providing even more youth with opportunities like this in the years to come.”

“I’d like to congratulate our Jr. NBA Philippine All-Stars on their success. Through Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion. Program and our partnership with the NBA, we have been able to help fuel the basketball dreams and life aspirations of thousands of children across the country,” said Alaska Milk Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. “This collaboration is an important element of our long-standing Nutrition.Action.Champion. campaign. By leveraging on this initiative, Alaska Milk was able to proactively educate families and children on the important role of drinking milk and getting into sports to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.”

The Jr. NBA is presented by Royal FrieslandCampina in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam through its Frisian Flag, Dutch Lady, Alaska Milk, and Foremost brands and is conducted in partnership with Sport Singapore in Singapore. Promoting the importance of regular physical activity, participants are trained in the fundamentals of basketball and learn the importance of the Jr. NBA’s core values, including sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude, and respect. To date, the program has reached more than 1.5 million children, parents and coaches across Southeast Asia through camps, clinics, and NBA Cares community outreach activities, and aims to reach five million children by 2020.

Fans can visit the official website at for more information on the Jr. NBA programs. “Friend” the NBA’s official account on LINE by adding @nba_global. Follow the NBA on Facebook at and Twitter at @NBA for all the latest news and updates. For all things NBA, visit

Check out Alaska Milk’s sports channel and like @PlayPH in Facebook and Instagram for inspiring stories on Filipino sports fans of all ages and skill levels.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk
Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.  It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.  Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.  Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines.  At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 14-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values.  Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations  who share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools and Sunrise Events, Incorporated.

Issued by NBA Philippines, Inc. 
For more information, please contact
Jandric Lim, NBA Philippines,

Tessa Jazmines, NBA Philippines PR, +63917-5261369,

Blen Fernando, Alaska Milk Corporation, +632-840-4500,

Atty. Santi A. Polido, Alaska Milk Corporation, +632-840-4500,

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Merck Pharmaceutical promotes Thyroid Awareness Month!!!

Unmasking Your Thyroid  Bloggers Event

Last Sept. 21, 2016, I’ve attended A Bloggers Event entitled Unmasking Your Thyroid at Holiday Inn, Makati, wherein Merck, the World’s oldest pharmaceutical and leading pharmaceutical in the Philippine talks about Thyroid Disorder, to give highlights and awareness among Filipino’s.

According to the Phil. Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in 2012,  one in 11 Filipino Adults has a disease called Goiter, and around one in 12 Filipino Adults suffers from some form of Thyroid Disorders.

Millions of Filipino’s are affected by thyroid problems, but, the awareness of this condition has low ratio percentage, and some thyroid symptoms are mistaken with other pathological entities. Mostly, individuals ignored their illnesses and fearful of having a physical check-up.

On the said event, Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus, Jr, Pres. Of the Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism & a college professor at UP College of Medicine & Ateneo School of Public Health, gave an informative discussion regarding the types, classification, self-screening test, sign & symptoms of thyroid disease and their mainstay treatment and diagnostic lab. findings.

Here are some symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

Slower metabolism, gaining weight even less consumption of meals
Slow action pace, Fatigable
Having an Episode of Depression
Cold Intolerant
Irregular Menstruation peroids

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism includes:

Hyperactive Metabolism
Weight Loss Noticeable
Heart palpitations
Sweating and Heat Intolerance
Hand Tremors

For early detection of Thyroid Disorder, I highly recommend that every individuals should have a regular check-up. If you noticed any significant symptoms that correlates thyroid condition. Don’t be afraid to visit your medical doctor. Remember, Cure is better than prevention.

Seraphimsnotes Points of  View:  I just wanna share my thoughts & some stories about the Thyroid condition, My mom was diagnosed last 2003 for Toxic Goiter. She had taken a lot of diagnostic testing to rule out her thyroid disease. She was able to take some medications like PTU. She was so fearful of having a surgery or even a biopsy to check if its already calcified, benign or malignant. We ordinarily take her to the doctor for regular check up, due to long term used of medications for her thyroid and hypertension. Her kidney shuts down due to her maintenance drugs. So, I therefore conclude, if she was able to have her surgery taken for her toxic goiter.  I guess, it will have a big probability that she can still be alive today and to take care of us and her grand children. But, things happen for a reason. My mom is too afraid to take the surgery. I cannot blame her for that and I miss her every single day. But for others, I just wanna tell some truth about the Thyroid Disorder.

Dr. Nicodemus,Jr & Dr. Chrysanthus Herrera
Selfie Pics with the Blogger

As a Physical Therapist, I were able to tell my mom the importance of early detection of the Thyroid Dse. & the best management my cousin suggested who is a Medical Practitioner as well, which is to have an early Surgery. But, for Individuals, who are so hesitant to take one step such as Biopsy. I suggest that you listen to your Doctor, He knows what's best for you. Be brave to face the inevitable. Love yourself and remember those children or family that needs and loves you, Courage is one step to have a healthy lifestyle for the welfare of your whole family.

Here are some photos of the Event:

Dr. Herrera introduces the Speaker
for Thyroid Unmasking

Dr. Nicodemus Jr discussed a topic
About Thyroid Disorders

During Q & A!!!

Facts of Thyroid Condition or Thyroid Gland:

A)Shape of the Thyroid: Butterfly shape
B)What are the 2 Hormones it produces:
T3 & T4
C)Enlargement of Thyroid Gland is called Goiter
D)3 things Physicians does for Early Detection:  1.Patient History 2.Physical Examination 3.Diagnostic Laboratory Findings
E)Stress is one of the triggering factor for Hyperthyroidism
F) A Nodular Non-Toxic Thyroid condition that is not a cancer in the beginning, will not be cancerous in the future stated by Dr. Nicodemus,Jr.

Photos of my Fellow Bloggers:

Karen, Denise & Mary, Blogger Friends

Therefore, Read & have knowledge about the signs and symptoms of Thyroid Diseases. For more information about thyroid conditions such as Goiter, Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism  & iodine intake.

Visit their website at:  Also, At the 4th Week of September: Thyroid Cancer Awareness will be celebrated.

Company Profile:
Merck is the World’s oldest and chemical company with Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Merck is a leading science and technology company that works to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life—from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer of multiple sclerosis, cutting edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Unveiling of Asia CEO 2016 Finalist at Marriott Hotel

PH Biggest Business Awarding Body reveals its 2016 List of Finalists:

Last Sept. 23, 2016 –Asia CEO Awards has released its list of finalists in four individual-level and 10 Organizational level business categories.
The 2016 business awards competition will culminate in a gala on 18 October 2016 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Pasay City with the announcement of the 14 category winners.

The event will also honor the Pioneer & Innovator in the Semiconductor Industry Dado Banatao and former Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario as Lifetime Contributors for the private and public sectors, respectively.

The call for nominations early this year garnered the highest number of submissions in the event’s history. PWC scrutinized  the selection process on the list of finalists…See the category and final list below.

Here is the full list of finalists by category:
1. Executive Leadership Team of the Year: Acquire BPO, Cognizant Technology, Solutions Philippines, Inc., Concepcion Industrial Corporation, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), LBC Express, Inc., Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
2. Top Employer of the Year: ADP (Philippines), Inc., Concepcion Industrial Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines), Inc., IBEX Global, Microsoft Philippines, Inc., TaskUs, Transcom Worldwide Philippines, VXI Global Holdings B.V. Philippines, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Service, LLC – Philippines, Wipro BPO Philippines 3. Global Filipino Executive of the Year: Arthur Tan, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. – IMI; Bansan C. Choa, iRemit; Carmelita P. De Leon, Healthway Medical; Edgar Chua, Shell of the Philippines; Frederick D. Go, Robinsons Land Corp.; Gerard Santino Inong, TaskUs; Gilbert Santa Maria, IBEX Global; Jean Henri Lhuillier, Lhuillier; Ric Vincent G. Atienza, iMaverick; Ruth S. Callanta, CCT 4. Expatriate Executive of the Year: Coleridge Shelley, VA Tech Wabag Philippines; Inc., Darcy Lalonde, syncHRony Global; Eric Kaufman, IBEX Global; James Donovan, ADEC Innovations; Jared Morrison, VXI Global Holdings B.V. Philippines; Mark Lwin, AIG Philippines Insurance; Pushkar Misra, Hinduja Global Solutions; Siva Subramaniam, Transcom Worldwide Philippines Inc. 5. Service Excellence Company of the Year: 24/7 Customer Philippines, Inc., Advanced World Systems, Inc., AIG Shared Services (Philippines) Business Processing, Inc., Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Infosys BPO Ltd., Thomson Reuters Manila, Wipro BPO Philippines Ltd. Inc. 6. Most Innovative Company of the Year: FlySpaces, Kalibrr Technology Ventures, Inc., Manulife Philippines, PawnHero Philippines, PJ Lhuillier, Inc., The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd. 7. Young Leader of the Year: Clarissa Delgado, Teach for the Philippines; Dingdong Dantes, YesPinoy; Jeffrey James Saez, NuWorks; Jhondie T. Abenaza, Zeenoh, Inc.; Joseph Calata, Calata Corp.; Luis Arcangel, Montgomery Fitch; Patrick Gentry, Sprout Solutions; Patrick Thomas Lynch, First Circle; Willem Tuks Lavarias, Eximius 8. Green Company: Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI), Imperial Homes Corporation, Sony Global Business Services 9. CSR Company: ANZ Global Services and Operations (Manila), Inc., Capital One Philippines, Hewlett-Packard Company, HSBC Electronic Data Processing (GSC) Philippines Inc., I-Remit, LBC Express Inc., Marco Polo Davao, Philex Mining Corporation, PJ Lhuillier, Inc., SMART Communications, Wipro BPO Philippines 10. Heart for OFWs: LBC, Magsaysay People Resources Corporation (MPRC), PJ Lhuillier, Sta. Lucia Land 11. ASEAN Company of the Year: iMaverick International Corporation, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., Wipro BPO Philippines 12. SME Company of the Year: Beacon Solutions, iMaverick International Corporation, Oneworld Alliance Logistics Corporation 13. Technology Company of the Year: Advanced World Solutions, Aseana Holdings,, Pointwest Technologies Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro BPO Philippines 14. Entrepreneur of the Year: Albert M.G. Garcia, Whealth Inc.; Bryce Maddock & Jasper Weir, Task Us; Corazon Ballard, RLB Philippines., Inc.; Dr. Eduardo De Leon Cabantog, Alliance In Motion Global, Inc.; Henry Motte-Munoz,; Iyah Enciso, FAD School of Modelling; Jose Magsaysay, Potato Corner; Mario M. Valderrama, Marby Food Ventures; Mon Abrea, Abrea Consulting Group; Patrick Thomas Lynch, First Circle; Renato C. Sio, Sanitary Care Products Asia; Ric Atienze, iMaverick International Corporation; Sherill R. Quintana, Oryspa Spa Solutions
Here are the following Judges for Asia CEO 2016: 
Dr. Bernie Villegas, Atty. Darlene Berberabe, Amb. Jose Cuisia, Don Felbaum, Arch. Jun Palafox, Oscar Sanchez & Richard Mills, the chairman of ASIA CEO2016.

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