Monday, November 20, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss ChemExpo 2017

Save the date! ChemExpo 2017, an International Chemical Products and Specialty Chemical Exhibition and Conference is happening on November 24-26, 2017 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. The event brings together the biggest assemblage of chemical producers, manufacturers, and processors in the Philippines and around the globe. 


Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit the expo: 

1. Establish contacts with over 150 of the world's leading Chemical companies in one location.

2. Attend the professional Chemical conference held in conjunction.

3. Learn about the latest agrochemical, pharmaceutical, dyestuff, high level and high-tech products and their usage.

4. Set up your network in Chemicals Distribution, and find your opportunities in Chemicals market. 

5. One Trip for Four Shows - Visit the "ChemExpo", "AgroChem", "PharmChem", "DyeChem" under the same roof without any surcharge and save money and time to enrich your trip to Manila.

The event will focus on major industries in manufacturing and related services such as Agriculture, Plastic and Rubber, Petrochemicals, Waste and Energy, Automotive and Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, and Water Treatment.

ChemExpo 2017 aims to reach local businesses as well as global markets by showcasing the Philippine Chemical Industry’s potential for optimal quality products and exceptional customer care value. The Philippine chemical industry sees a bright future for investment in the country as present demographics point to a promising market base for pharmaceuticals, personal care products, cosmetics, and other chemical-reliant merchandise.

The industry is committed to continually improve its growth process through responsible and sustainable practices that would greatly contribute to the nation’s socio-economic development. Over 100 foreign participants from China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Europe will be joining the Expo making it a veritable international trade scene.

For more information, visit ChemExpo 2017 website at www.philippinechem.com



Three PH Laws That You Might Be Breaking

A law is defined as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or government institutions to regulate behavior.  

As an ordinary citizen, we are fully aware of our obligation and duty to our society. There is no question that we have to pay our taxes and never do criminal offenses such as murder, theft, illegal drugs, etc. We are also fully aware that we need to follow traffic rules and regulations. However, there are some laws that may not have been fully disseminated or perhaps just taken for granted. 

Here are 3 Philippine laws that you might be unconsciously breaking: 

1. Presidential Decree No. 1563 Anti-mendicancy Law (1987) - Any person who abets mendicancy by giving alms directly to mendicants, exploited infants and minors on public roads, sidewalks, parks, and bridges shall be punished by a fine nor exceeding P20.00. 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo3
According to former Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, “We encourage the public to continuously help us in our campaign to reach out to street kids and to safeguard children from all forms of abuse and violence. We need the participation of everyone, including private individuals and institutions. Let us work in solidarity with each other to build safer communities for children and other vulnerable and marginalized groups,” 

2. Republic Act No. 8491 - Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines(1997) - Any person or judicial entity which violates any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (5,000.00) not more than Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court

When the National Anthem is played at a public gathering, whether by a band or by singing or both, or reproduced by any means, the attending public shall sing the anthem. The singing must be done with fervor.

As a sign of respect, all persons shall stand at attention and face the Philippine flag, if there is one displayed, and if there is none, they shall face the band or the conductor. At the first note, all persons shall execute a salute by placing their right palms over their left chests. Those in military, scouting, citizen’s military training and security guard uniforms shall give the salute prescribed by their regulations. The salute shall be completed upon the last note of the anthem.

The anthem shall not be played and sung for mere recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes except on the following occasions:

a. International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative;
b. Local competitions;
c. During “signing off” and “signing on” of radio broadcasting and television stations;
d.Before the initial and last screening of films or before the opening of theater performances; 
e. Other occasions as may be allowed by the Institute.

Read related story last November 19, 2017 about Man arrested for not standing during the national anthem in a movie theater

3. Republic Act 10909 - No Shortchanging Act of 2016 - An act prohibiting business establishments from giving insufficient or no change to consumers and providing penalties therefore. This means that sellers can now be sued for not giving due change or "candies."




Any violation of this Act shall be fined Php 500 or 3% of gross sales for the first offense, P5,000 or 5% of gross sales for the second offense, and P15,000 or 7% or gross sales and a three-month suspension of operations. The fourth offense will result in a fine of P25,000 and total closure of the establishment.

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Disclaimer: This is not written by a legal expert and may be subject to a different interpretation. This article is written to provide information and reminder to all readers. For any legal problem or concern, consult your lawyer. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Trying to Conceive? A Woman's Overall Well-Being is the Key.

If you are following our story, you would know that Val and I have been trying to conceive for the past four years. With various treatments, medications and different doctors consulted, we have learned this lesson the hard way -- a woman's overall well-being is a key to a successful pregnancy. 


Women have the tendency to shrug off minor health problems and just see a medical practitioner when things go bad. We should stop doing this and instead we make sure that we are taken cared of. Keep in mind that prevention will always be better than cure. It is very important that our health should be a top priority and that women need superior medical service. 

Thus, we are happy to share that ManilaMed's Center for Women’s Health champions this advocacy where every women’s health issues are not left behind. As one of the institution’s Center of Excellence, it provides top medical offerings from experienced medical professionals to cater women in all their life stages---from child-bearing age, pregnancy, and to adulthood possessing any health-related concerns.

The center has five major units to make patients feel better about being a woman; the OB-GYN Ultrasound and Maternal and Fetal Medicine units are aimed to care for pregnant women and their newborns while the Breast Diagnostic Center and Colposcopy and Cryotherapy Center are for patients to safeguard their health from common illnesses among women.


Staying true to the commitment of holistic care, the center also offers other innovative surgeries and procedures such as Routine Pap Smear, Acupuncture for Infertility, Reproductive Urology, Pediatric Cardiology, Breast Surgery, and even Cosmetic Surgery.






In addition, the center knows the true essence of motherhood with its Fertility Enhancement unit that gives medical attention for women who would like to have higher chances of conception. 

Thus, if you are trying to conceive, visit the Center for Women’s Health every Monday to Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more details, you may contact (02) 523 8131 loc 3100 /3101 or (+63)917 831 4892 or visit the website for more details.


ManilaMed is located at ​850 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines. Click here to view map. 

ManilaMed’s Cancer Care Center

Cancer is one the most dreaded diseases and can mean the end of the world for patients including their families. However, this should not be the case because there is still hope against "The Big C." Early detection of cancer can make a difference and increase the chance of successful treatment. 

According to the World Health Organization, recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can lead to early diagnosis. Thus, it is very important that the first step which is screening and diagnosis must be made by an expert. Access to sufficient facilities is also very crucial. After all, there is no room for errors and every minute counts. 

Thus, learning about ManilaMed’s Cancer Care Center provides the peace of mind that there is a place which delivers compassionate patient care with the best outcome. They help patients #feelbetter during unfortunate and trying times.

ManilaMed 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 of tissues that confirms the presence of cancer, distinguishing the exact location, size, stage and tumor type. In this section, evaluation of 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-Modulated.

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


The ManilaMed Cancer Center located at United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila. It is open from 8AM to 5PM, Monday to Fridays (except holidays). For more information, please call 523 8131 loc. 2647 or email cancercarecenter@manilamed.com.ph  You may also visit their website




Friday, November 3, 2017

Top 5 Things To Do During Rainy Days



Val and I love the rain. It actually means more time to spend together. If it is really not that important, we actually cancel our plans of going out and simply just stay at home. Personally, I consider the rain as a blessing from God especially after I saw how much it meant to the farmers during El NiƱo. 

Thus, we came up with a list of top 5 things to do at home when it's raining. 

1. Movie Marathon or Binge Watching - This may be the most popular thing to do when it's raining. Whether you decide to watch a movie or catch up with your missed TV series, just make sure to have popcorn ready. 

2. Get More Sleep - Don't miss the chance to get your much deserved rest. This bed weather is a perfect timing for you get more sleep. Make sure to have at least 8 hours. :) 



3. Give Yourself a DIY Pampering Session - Whether it's hot oil, deep conditioning, own mani-pedicure session, or simply cutting your nails, take this opportunity to take care of yourself. A DIY pampering session is the one of the greatest ways to express self-love. 

4. Hobby Time - With our fast-paced lifestyle, we may often forget our little passions such as writing, drawing, crafting or singing. Do what you love most, find the time to pursue your passion. 

5. Keep Yourself Warm - It may be raining outside but it's not enough reason to get cold. Make sure to keep yourself warm by enjoying MAS Soup Sarap



It's so easy to prepare. You just have to add hot water and you'll be able to enjoy a creamy and delicious soup in less than one minute. It is available in 3 flavors: Chicken and Corn, Seafood and Mushroom. MAS Soup Sarap is available in all leading supermarkets and 7/11 stores nationwide. 



How about you? Do you have other ideas on what to do during a rainy day? Feel free to share your thoughts below. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Top 3 Online Resources for Financial Education

According to a Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services, only 25% of Filipino adults are financially literate. This is actually considered very low and alarming. The good news is there are a lot of efforts in the country to promote financial literacy and thus, we no longer have any excuse not to improve our skills in personal finance and financial management. 


Aside from seminars, books and workshops, online resources have been launched and made available especially for Filipinos. Here are the top online resources to start-off your financial education. 
1. Brighter Life Institute - Open for enrollment since 2014, the award-winning Brighter Life Institute or BLI is an organized learning program inspired by MOOCs (massive online open courses). For this year, BLI rolls out the Moving Up module – a set of lessons which aim to teach families basic financial planning practices and the value of honest conversations about money, even to one’s children.
The Moving Up module takes its cue from Sun Life’s ‘Money For Life’ philosophy, which shows a holistic journey through four different life stages. With lessons spanning from creating a household budget to preparing for future milestones such as a college education, BLI’s latest offering can now be accessed via http://brighterlife.com.ph/bli-moving-up/.
2. My Future Fund Calculator - For a glimpse of how an insurance-with-savings product can help in reaching one’s dreams on time, the My Future Fund Calculator is available via bit.ly/myfuturecalculator. Just set a target date, choose a My Future Fund nearest the target date, and pair it with a suitable Sun Life variable life insurance product.
My Future Fund is perfect for families who are preparing for a specific purpose, like a college education or owning their own home.
What’s more, users of the My Future Calculator can get a chance to win P25,000 cash when they share it on Facebook and subscribe to Brighter Life Institute through the Plan 4 Your Fam, Win a Future Fund promo. Full mechanics here.
3. Websites or Blogs
Now on its fourth year, #SINAG invites Filipino bloggers and online journalists to be part of Sun Life’s financial literacy advocacy by sharing and posting about their insights and experiences on money management.
From securing their future to learning about financial instruments, #SINAG is a valuable compilation of life stories and advice from writers who also believe in the benefit of being financially prepared.
Interested writers can send a link of their entry to editor@brighterlife.com.ph. Full contest mechanics can be found here
Now, we can say goodbye to financial illiteracy and start having a #BrighterLife.

For updates on Brighter Life Institute, My Future Fund Calculator, and #SINAG, follow us on social media via @sunlifeph.

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