Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thank you is trending ,on Marriot’s Holloween & Annual Global Association Week

 

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Last Thursday, November 30, 2014, Mariott celebrated their Annual Global Association Week and in line with the Holloween season they themed the night with a very spooky and frightening atmosphere with its participants who wore the best costume, the one that is the most scariest and with a different kind of outfits and personalities.

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Food and drinks are overflowing , Indeed it was a festival of thanksgiving and Party that Marriot has  been doing every last week of this Month simultaneously on every country that they are in to. I was amazed on how they treat their customers as a partner and much beyond being a family which you cannot see from other entities.

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A toss was being  prompted by the Management and Staff of Marriot together with the host Ms. Ruffa Gutierrez to start the night of fun and surprises. Thanking all the loyal customers for all the support and another year of good and more closer relationship .

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This are all the participants that is included and won in this nights costume party together with the key management like Ms. Mischelle Garcia et al. It wasior a night to remember and it will be one of  the most unforgettable Holloween and Annual Global Association Week Mariott Manila ever had.

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And the night of partying and celebration never ends till the band starts the never ending party of the night till the dawn comes. Indeed Thank you is trending and Marriot say’s Thanks to everyone who makes it a part of their lives here in the Philippines and Worldwide.

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Mobilizing LGUs, Communities to Improve Healthcare Systems in Rural Areas

 

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Last October 28, 2014, at Aims Makati City Zuellig conducted an informal talk  within the family as with Zuelliig and designated mayors of such municipalities that has experienced and exemplifies GIDA  and its reforms, through their Family  Weak health systems, poor health-seeking behavior, absence of adequate road infrastructure, and lack of transportation facilities prevent Filipinos living in rural communities from accessing quality healthcare services, according to eight municipality mayors from geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA).

In a colloquium hosted by the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) titled "Bridging Social and Health Inequities: The GIDA Experience," the mayors who also stand as their respective municipality's health leaders shared health challenges experienced by GIDA residents, as well as the reforms implemented to address those health gaps with the help of their local communities and ZFF.

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Mandaon (Masbate), Del Carmen (Surigao del Norte), Hinatuan (Surigao del Sur), Tinambac (Camarines Sur), Cataingan (Masbate), Magsaysay (Palawan), Matuguinao (Samar), and San Fernando (Camarines Sur) are among the partner municipalities of ZFF in its "Community Health Partnership Program" (CHPP) -- a model of health intervention involving health leadership and governance training activities.

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In a bid to promote sustainable and accessible healthcare system in the Philippines, especially in rural areas, ZFF established the two-year program focusing on technical skills to improve service delivery, access to medicines, information systems and health financing.

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"While we recognize that the road to achieving better health outcomes in remote areas is difficult, we also know that health reforms must start now. ZFF, in partnership with mayors of GIDA, are taking up this challenge so that the poor can enjoy quality healthcare services, and no woman or infant dies because of childbirth complications," said Ernesto Garilao, Zuellig Family Foundation President.

GIDA municipalities, or those with marginalized population physically and socio-economically separated from the mainstream society, suffer from high maternal mortality rate -- often higher than the latest national average of 221 deaths per 100,000 births, as reported in 2012 by the Department of Health (DOH). This is a far cry from the country's Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of 54 by 2016.

Mayor of partner GIDA municipalities pointed to low facility-based deliveries (FBD) and low skilled birth attendants (SBA) as among the causes of high maternal deaths. In addition, they cited malnutrition and poor sanitation as alarming health problems in their areas.

With the help of ZFF, the mayors reported that a number of health reforms has been implemented, including the establishment of more birthing units and health centers to provide access to more residents in their areas, as well as the purchase of an ambulance in order to reach even the farthest barangays.

Beyond the financial aid, the mayors highlighted CHPP's biggest achievement: educating and empowering them as health leaders, as well as other community leaders and local health officials to develop health reforms for those they serve.

“I learned about co-ownership during the training,” Mayor Alfredo Coro II of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, said. “That presented to me a realization that the dynamic health system is not a linear process, but should instead be treated with a set of realistic targets of governance that can be performed even at the smallest unit of the municipality to really achieve the health indicators.”

Del Carmen's programs included awarding the "Seal of Health Governance," to encourage barangays in meeting specific health requirements, which have the equivalent “seal” of bronze, silver, and gold as well as financial grant. This program, as well as other barangay health system reforms, resulted to better health outcomes: from 76 percent of both SBA and FBD in 2011, the municipality now stands at 95 percent and 94 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mayor Ruel Velarde of Tinambac, Camarines Sur cited the need for willingness from the community in overcoming health challenges. “Community development is a shared responsibility among political leaders, health advocates and constituents. It is about reaching out to each other, building strength, and supporting people to reach their goals," he said.

To address the poor health-seeking behavior of parents, the mayor sought the help of local parish priests in conducting seminars on responsible parenthood and family planning -- a partnership that is the first of its kind in Camarines Sur. Participants included pregnant mothers, newly engaged couples, parents, barangay officials, health workers, LGU employees, and police personnel. As of this year, there has been no maternal death in the municipality.

Recognizing the limited resources and capacity of the municipality to address all health issues, Mayor Melissa Dela Cruz of Matuguinao,Western Samar forged partnerships with external stakeholders to help establish their health care system.

With ZFF and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, they launched the Health Education Advocacy Program (HEAR) wherein health education sessions are regularly aired through the AFP’s community radio station. Other partnerships were also sought for the completion of the

Gandara-Matuguinao Road and the installment of “Wireless Access for Health” to enable midwives to electronically record and manage data. Results of these initiatives have been positive -- zero maternal deaths so far in 2014 and marked improvement in skilled birth attendants and facility based deliveries.

In sharing these and other health reforms during the colloquium, ZFF hopes that the government, non-government organizations and the academe will be able to identify replicable strategies to help achieve the country's MDG health targets. "We also hope other private institutions support in strengthening health reforms at the barangay level and in capacitating communities to manage self-sufficient systems to achieve better health outcomes," Garilao said.

DOH Secretary Enrique Ona was present during the colloquium, as well as representatives from the World Health Organization, Philhealth, DOH Regional Directors, the academe, the multilateral agencies — UNFPA, UNICEF, MSD — and NGOs — Ayala Foundation, Jollibee Foundation, Andres Soriano Foundation, and CARD-MRI.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aeternum , A Haven for Everyone

 

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Last Saturday, a different kind of event struck  and shocks the Social Media such as Twitter and Instagram where most of the pictures posted were just  seems to be a typical new park or an event place that should be advertised . One of the child of the attendee as early as now does shows interest of having her debut on the place.

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It’s high time that Filipinos specially in the Metro would make this kind of alternatives due to lack of spaces and lots for a typical cemetery. Our family is one of the first in our community who settles for cremation when our mother die and subsequently after 3 years our father , who does not have a place in any of the Memorial Parks. We have learned to be more than aware together with the kids and their grand daughters and grandsons that even until now the ashes is with us in our house.

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But subsequently we as the one who remains need to put those ashes in a much safer and distinct place like Aeternum, so that the coming generation may still see and have their kind of attachments with one another and family bonding with their cousins and relatives.

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We thank Mr. Vince ,his family and , some of the ATAT members who joined us and make us visit and see through their Event dedicated for the living  with abundance of foods ,drinks , and   thus, we conclude and realized that in life it is Important that we may LIVE WELL and  LEAVE WELL.

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We the masATAT group with Ms. Cherry Burwell as the overall PR and our Madam President Ms. Lariza Tangalin with the new external members all do enjoy the whole day with games , fun and  till midnight full of prizes ,surprises,  and  partying with each other.

 

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Aeternum Mas ATAT Event #aeternumgarden #livewellleavewell

Lumaban, Tops the 2nd Phil National Barista Competition

 

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Last Thursday, was the final match of the remaining barista who participated from various schools and groups  that has its  curriculum and specialties specially on food and beverages. Six of the remaining candidates show its enthusiasm and confidence of being a top coffee barista by explaining to the  judges how they compose and give some distinct touch of the drink they prepared.

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Aldrin Lumaban of Craft Coffee Revolution won the prestigious National Barista Championship organized by Allegro Beverage, a leading coffee and beverage supplier in the HoReCa industry with Resorts World Manila as prestigious platinum partner and sponsor.

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The Philippines now has its representative for the World Barista Championship in Seattle, U.S. next year.

Aldrin Lumaban won the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship on October 17,2014 , beating 23 contenders during the three-day competition. He was among the six baristas who made it in the final round and competed last night.
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A number of sensory judges including Lauro Fioretti, chief engineer of espresso coffee machine maker Nuova Simonelli, and Leo de Leon, founder and president of Allegro Beverage Corp, noted the “consistency” of Lumaban’s drinks and communication skills.
A barista is judged in both sensory and technical aspects of making coffee.
A barista from Craft Coffee Revolution, Lumaban has been actively joining national competitions and even participated in last year’s PNBC.


The only World Coffee Events-sanctioned competition in the country, PNBC was held at Resorts World Manila and Treston International College between October 15 and 17. PNBC 2014 was organized by Allegro Beverage Corp. who lends all the machines used specially for the contest proper and of course the Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc.

Monday, October 20, 2014

ATAT MC Attracts Motorcycle Groups in the Philippines


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“ATAT MC Any Time All the Time Motorcycle Club of ART which is known as ATAT Racing Team, has gained  tremendous momentum and attraction in the Motor Sports here in the Philippines” says Jay one of the founding member of ART,. validated by Marc, Charlie and Jevis they all agreed that though Motor Sports is not yet one of the nations main entries for International competition, , they saw that through ATAT’s kind of brotherhood and camaraderie this dream will all soon come true.. 
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In fact, their Victory Party was being graced by other Mortor Sports rider group who somehow have been one of their opponent in their recent race as a team. They have been so gracious giving a  chance to those people who are passionate about the sports.  Their group is open to all who will graciously gives time , effort , and of course who will diligently uphold their laws and its leadership.
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Through the help of the only Rose among the thorn Ms. Cherry  Burwell  and her online media partner the masATAT group ,who stands as the PR Manager of their most coveted group the ATAT MC of ART , everything will be possible till this group will be known even in the International Motor Sports racing scene..
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Congrats to the people who made this dream come true.
Lawrence Macalinao - Pirelli Cup Open Division 1st Runner Up (Overall) and Ducati Cup Novice 1st Runner Up
Jay Carreon - Ducati Cup Champion Intermediate
Jevis Aguila - Pirelli Cup Open Division Champion
Myke Torres - Pirelli Cup Class B Champion
Vince Mercado - Ducati Cup Open Division Runner Up
JC Villanueva - Pirelli Cup Class A Runner Up
Richard Panlilio - Ducati Cup Intermediate 2nd Runner Up
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

It’s more exciting when it’s Sizzling at 121 Grille Restaurant

 

IMG_0173Known among young Filipino urbanites as the home of the best pork chops and liempo in town, 121 Grille and Restaurant brings a delicious sizzling dish to give its guests nothing less than a flaming, grand time that will keep them coming back for more. Last October 15, 2014 , members of the press and friends huddled as 121 Grille and Restaurant launched a more exciting way to enjoy a Filipino favorite , the Sizzling Salpicao.

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121 Grille has become the bar of the choice by young urban professionals in Manila who are looking for fun times after a hard day’s work. A smokey front runner in the Manila nightlife, 121 Grille instantly became a favorite among Manila’s young professionals by introducing unique concepts like Quiz Nights, Beer Pong, and Drinkeoke. “

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Here at 121 Grille, whether it’s a week day or a weekend, we make sure to turn our customers tough day into a great one”, shared Hans Co, 121’s Marketing Manager. “121 Grille is a one stop bar for those who want to create good and fun experiences with their friends, from the entertaining activities for everyone to enjoy up to the outstanding menu selection that comes in generous servings at value-for-money prices, we make things more exciting at 121 Grille”

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True to 121 Grille’s promise of offering great food and great times to its clientele, guests enjoyed a one-of a kind Quiz Night during the launch of the dish hour, the Sizzling Salpicao. Members of the press brought friends to experience a special 121 Grille Sizzling Wednesday Night featuring the popular Quiz Night. Guest were treated all night to a buffet of the pairings that goes perfectly with the new Sizzling Salpicao such as garlic rice, fried talong and banana hears and ice cold beverage.

Excite your senses and havve a sizzling, good time at 121 Grille and Restaurant with the newest Sizzling Salpicao specially concocled with Knorr Liquid Seasoning. Sizzling Salpicao will only be available from October 15 to December 15, 2014 for P 279.00, good for 1-2 persons. 121 Grille and Restaurant is located in 3 branches : 2nd Flr. 2284 Alegro Center Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 121 P. Leviste St. Salcedo Village Makati City, and Unit G18 and G28 Eastwood Citywalk Phase 1 188 E. Rodriguez jr. Ave Bagumbayan, Quezon City, For more information bout 121 Grille and Restaurant, visit www..facebook.com/1211resto

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bianca Gonzalez and 13 everyday drivers test road savvy and fuel efficiency skills on Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge


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Last Wednesday Shell announces the winners for the competition compose  of Online mommy bloggers and some professional drivers .TV host Bianca Gonzalez and thirteen everyday drivers geared up to put their driving know-how to the test, as they drove from Bonifacio Global City to Batangas and back, in the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge.
Testing road savvy and pushing fuel efficient driving skills of seven teams, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge taught fourteen participants to drive smart and make good choices on and off the road to help manage life’s daily pressures.
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“More than being a fuel efficiency competition, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge is our way of showing Filipino motorists how easy it is to be fuel efficient. All it takes are making a few simple changes to the way we drive and using the right fuel,” explained Anthony Lawrence Yam, Vice President for Retail of Pilipinas Shell.
Driving a total distance of 240 kilometers in the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5L Titanium, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge participants took on four challenges that tested their ability to be fuel efficient on the road. Making the Driving Challenge more of a learning experience for the participants is a special mentoring session on smarter driving behaviors by Shell Fuel Scientist Mae Ascan, the only Filipino among the over 200 Fuel Scientists in the world.
“I am delighted to be part of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge and show my fellow motorists that every driver can be fuel efficient,” said Bianca Gonzalez who was named Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driver of the Year after besting three other celebrities from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand during the final leg of the Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driving Challenge in February.
“I am not a driving enthusiast so I am amazed to know that making simple adjustments to the way I drive – such as driving smoothly, avoiding high speeds and planning my trips carefully can go a long way in increasing my fuel efficiency,” Gonzalez added. “Of course, what makes the difference is choosing the right fuel.”
Demonstrating that fuel efficient driving can be done by all drivers, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge also challenged everyday drivers, including professional drivers, moms and young professionals, who all cannot take driving out of their daily routine and busy lives.
“It’s no secret that Filipino motorists are constantly balancing life’s pressures, making numerous decisions that impact their finances, their families and their future,” said Yam. “Ultimately, through the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge, we want to show everyday drivers that choosing the right fuel does not have to be a tough decision, and that Shell FuelSave is a good choice that they don’t have to think about.”
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The Shell FuelSave Good Ch
oice Driving Challenge served as a prelude to the results of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Report –a nationwide study conducted by Pilipinas Shell to probe deeper into the range of decisions Filipino motorists make, the factors that affect these decisions, and how these impact the other aspect of their lives.
As Pilipinas Shell continues to celebrate 100 Years of Shell Companies in the Philippines, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge and the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Report are a testament to the company’s commitment to meet the evolving needs of its customers and provide quality products and services.
For more tips on fuel efficient driving, visit www.shell.com.ph/targetonemillion.