Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Early diagnosis, Treatment best Prevention for Colorectal, Lung Cancers



The Medical City offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment modalities for colorectal, lung cancer

There’s a saying that Prevention is better than Cure, and for this matter Having a good kind of program for the kind of disease and sickness is one of the most recommended places to go to  and be helped so that proper maintenance and care will once be implemented for,  specially when it comes with Cancer . Medical City is the first medical centers who have make it one of their objectives so that growing types of Filipinos who develops cancer be it in any kind of status and criteria will have the kind of methods that will helped them lived longer and fight it gracefully.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for its successful treatment. Recognizing the warning signs of cancer and taking prompt consultation usually leads to early diagnosis and treatment. Providing health professionals and the public with an awareness of the early signs of cancer will have a great impact in addressing the illness. In fact, early diagnosis is relevant to specific types of cancer, namely those affecting the breast, cervix, mouth, larynx, colon and rectum, lung and skin.

Cancer Research UK, a leading global charity dedicated to beating cancer through research, says the early diagnosis of cancer means it can be easily removed or treated. The late diagnosis of cancer makes treatment difficult and lowers a person’s chances of surviving the illness. It estimates that as much as 10,000 deaths from cancer could be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment.

The Philippine Cancer Society lists lung cancer as the leading cause of deaths from cancer in the country. In 2010, a total of 11,458 cases were reported, while there were 9,184 deaths. Colorectal cancer, on the other hand, ranks no.4 in terms of cancer deaths. In the same year, 5,787 cases were recorded, while deaths due to colorectal cancer reached 3,060 cases.

The Medical City Cancer Program

The Medical City (TMC) Cancer Program, organized in 2006, adopts a unique multidisciplinary team approach to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and management. It applies innovative molecular technologies in diagnosis and treatment for a truly customized and personalized care.

With a full appreciation that no two individuals are alike, regardless of similarities between two patients diagnosed with the same type of cancer, TMC Cancer Program applies an individualized approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment based on the patient’s profile and history.

With this, a personalized treatment plan according to the profile and preferences of the patient is developed by a multidisciplinary team. The highly trained medical team includes cancer specialists, nurses and other specialized health care professionals. Family members are also an important part of this. Central to everyone, the focus of our cancer program is the patient.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is among the top five most common cancers in the country today. Recent studies showed that the Philippines has a higher colorectal cancer mortality compared to other countries. Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum.

Colorectal cancer ranks fourth among cancer-related deaths in Filipinos. According to the Philippine Cancer Society, Inc., almost 75 percent of the individuals affected were aged 50 and above, while only about three percent were children 14 years old and below. It is estimated that one out of 1,800 Filipinos will develop the cancer yearly.

Dr. Ramy Roxas, head of TMC’s Colorectal Clinic, says, “With good screening and early diagnosis, 90 percent of colorectal cancers are curable."

Early screening and a multi-modality treatment such as chemotherapy, pre-operative radiotherapy and surgery are among the factors responsible for improving colorectal cancer outcomes.

TMC’s Colorectal Clinic offers cancer-screening tests, including FOBT, diagnostic and therapeutic flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. “Colonoscopy is one of the most unloved cancer tests, but it can save lives. It is the most accurate test for colorectal cancer,” says Dr. Roxas.

He explains a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is recommended for everyone aged 50 and above. This test should be done every year after age 50. The other alternative is to undergo colonoscopy every five to 10 years. Those with a strong family history of colorectal cancer or those with two or more family members who had the disease should be screened earlier, ideally 10 years before the age of diagnosis of their relatives with colorectal cancer.

In fact, the WHO says research on the efficacy of FOBT for screening saw a reduction of up to 20 percent in colorectal cancer mortality from biennial screening, and a greater reduction as a result of annual screening.

TMC’s Colorectal Clinic provides expert diagnoses and multimodality treatments for colorectal cancer, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. The clinic promotes minimally invasive procedures for early cases, as well as radical operations for advanced and recurrent cases. Laparoscopic surgery, trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery, and robotic-assisted surgery are among the minimally invasive procedures being offered by the clinic.

Among all private hospitals in the Philippines, TMC’s Colorectal Clinic has performed the greatest number of preoperative chemo-radiotherapy for rectal cancers and minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal cancer procedures, including robotic surgery. It also boasts the greatest number of patients in a private hospital setting with complete pathologic response following neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for rectal cancer, and the highest anal sphincter.

TMC’s Colorectal Clinic also caters to patients with anorectal diseases, such as hemorrhoids, perianal infection, fistula, fissures, and fecal incontinence to name a few. It offers various treatment options for hemorrhoids, such as rubber band ligation, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and stapled hemorrhoidectomy, which are proven to be less painful procedures than traditional surgery.

The Medical City’s Colorectal Clinic is managed by a nationally renowned team of board-certified experts. It is located at the second floor of the Nursing Tower. For details, call 988-1000 or 988-7000 ext. 6214.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide in both men and women, with more than one million deaths recorded annually. However, most cases are detected during their advanced stages when patients are already symptomatic, and their chances of survival are very low.

TMC has a Lung Cancer Program that aims to detect the disease early in high-risk individuals and to provide optimal options for management of both early and advanced stages.

Among the latest options TMC uses for screening lung cancer is the Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), a state of the art minimally invasive procedure used in the diagnosis of lung cancer, infections, and other inflammatory diseases in the chest. Presently, TMC is the first and currently the only hospital in the country to offer EBUS.

“With EBUS as an additional diagnostic option for high-risk patients, we are expecting to increase detection rates of early stage lung cancer, which may be salvageable by surgery and has good prognosis. In addition, EBUS can aid in the diagnosis of benign diseases that need specific pathologic confirmation,” says Dr. Christine Chavez, interventional pulmonologist and head of the Lung Unit of TMC Center for Cancer Care and Research. 

EBUS assists patients and doctors by shortening the time from diagnosis to treatment. EBUS is a procedure that incorporates ultrasound technology in bronchoscopy. By means of a small video device, it allows bronchoscopists to view lung abnormalities through and beyond the surface of the airways for real-time image guidance during procedures; hence, higher degree of diagnostic accuracy and safety is possible.

With real-time imaging and ultrasound guidance, doctors can map, evaluate, and safely biopsy tumors and lymph nodes. This procedure is called EBUS-transbronchial needle aspiration, or EBUS-TBNA, which results in accurate diagnosis and staging of the lung cancer and detection of other causes of pulmonary mass such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and lymphoma.

Among the medical professionals leading the TMC Cancer Center are:

Dr. Daniel Alonzo, TMC Cancer Center head;

Dr. Christine Chavez, Lung Cancer Program head; and,

Dr. Ramy Roxas, Colorectal Clinic head.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ms. Teen Earth and Little Miss Earth 2015: A Worthy Cause



Ms. Teen Earth and Little Ms. Earth marks its 2nd year and today a batch of beautiful and talented candidates that has been selected all over the archipelago to be trained and moreover be one of the advocates of the Earth and having it  being take cared of specially for this day and age.

After months of searching, we have found the 40  young earth champions with the heart of service, love, humility and the values of non-violence.

Those young ladies from all over the archipelago are not only be beauty queen hopefuls but the young earth advocates with a passion for the conservation, preservation and protection for the environment .

Spearheaded by Captured Dream Entertainment Productions, Miss Teen Earth Philippines & Little Ms. Earth Philippines is the leading pageant that provides World Class Beauty Pageants for young women.


Now on its second year, the Miss Teen Earth and Little Ms. Earth pageant promises to become bigger and brighter while staying true to it’s roots a goal of uniting Filipinos to become active guardians of the environmental treasures of the Philippines.


After the first leg of activities for this month of April, we will be sending them home to their respective provinces so that they can start their chosen environmental advocacy. They must execute this advocacy in their local community before they all head back to Metro Manila for the road to the coronation.

This year, the grand coronation night will once again be televised on GMA-7.

As our journey begins anew, we continue to believe in the beauty and potential of today’s youth to make a difference and to inspire change.

As your journey begins anew, we continue to believe in the beauty and potentials of today’s youth to make a difference and to inspire change.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

New Samsung Digital Appliances : A Perfect Fit for Every Filipino Family



Last week,  Samsung recently staged Made to Fit: A Musical at Blue Leaf Events Pavillion in Taguig City to launch their latest digital appliances line-up and showcase how each appliance perfectly fits every kind of family.

Filipino Family is known for its continued adaptability. As life keeps going faster, household have evolved with breakneck pace but never sacrificing what keeps families together- Love, with this springs forward the continuous   search of innovations that would contribute to making a happy home.

Building a happy home cannot be achieved overnight. It traces back from two individuals deciding to share and build life together. Their experiences as young professionals  may come handy as they mature and settle in their married life. Married life however, tackles various stages- from adjusting during the early years of marriage , to preparing for the arrival of their children , managing the expanded family and its needs , and so on.


Samsung Electronics understands life stages and adapts to the evolving consumer need along with it. In-depth understanding of these concerns propels them to fulfill the goal

of being an integral partner in addressing the wants and needs of Filipino families to build happier homes.


“We decide to introduce our products differently and creatively to demonstrate how Samsung Digital Appliances innovation keeps up with changes in the consumers life stages,

from being independent yuppies, to getting married, and eventually starting a family,” Jun Filart, Business Unit Head  of  Samsung Digital Appliances said, “This shows that

Samsung Digital Appliances are the answer to the ever evolving needs and diversity of the Filipino Families”.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pro Earth Run 2015 sets on April 25, 2015



Lets once again do our part in helping our mother earth and celebrating it with the world of how we can maintain and prolong its life and its inheritance by doing certain rules and obvious standards that may hamper some industries yet so important to execute.

Last March 31, 2015 Pro Earth day Run was launched at Merrell at Market Market BGC, this run was graced by none other than the Chairman Dr. Metodia Palaypay and DENR Director for Strategic Communication Jesus Enrico Moises.


“The future of humanity is everyone ’s responsibility. This is why we never get tired of telling people that Earth Day must be everyday, everywhere, for everyone,” said Earth Day Network Philippines Chairman, Dr. Metodio Palaypay.

Palaypay underscored the critical role of media in bringing out the message of earth care to the public when he addressed the press and bloggers at Merrell Concept Store, Market!Market! Bonifacio Global City in a media briefing for Pro Earth Run 2015. In the end, he entreated the members of the press, “Into your hands, I commit Mother Earth.”


Meanwhile, DENR Director for Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service Jesus Enrico Moises Salazar commended Earth Day Network Philippines for the environmental work it has been doing over the years. “While the result of your labor may not always be immediately felt, it will eventually yield something good for the country.”

Earth Day Network Philippines is at the forefront of the annual worldwide April 22nd Earth Day Celebration. It actively engages the participation of people from government, corporate, religious, and academic institutions to rally together behind environmental protection, preservation, and promotion. Now on its second year, Earth Day Network Philippines stages Pro Earth Run 2015 to encourage people to take active lead in protecting, respecting, and overseeing Earth care by running the race for Mother Earth.

Happening on 25 April 2015, Saturday, 4:30AM, at the Mall Of Asia MOA Grounds in Pasay City, proceeds of the 3K/5K/10K advocacy run will fund the continuing projects and programs of Earth Day

Network Philippines such as Watershed Restoration and Forest Conservation, Re-Charge Tacloban, Zero Basura Olympics, and Mini Carbon Olympics.


Pro Earth Run 2015 tickets are available at SM Ticket counters nationwide until April 19 and at Merrell Concept Stores in SM North Edsa Annex, Trinoma, Festival Mall, and Market! Market! until April 15. Registration is until April 20 via

Presented by Earth Day Network Philippines, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), United Parcel Services (UPS), and SM Cares, the Pro Earth Run 2015 is supported by Xend, Official Courier Partner; The Medical City, Official Medical Partner; Greenlite Banner (The Reusable Banner), Official Printing Partner; Merrell, Official Shoe Sponsor; Maynilad, Official Hydration Partner; Canon; Timex, Official

Timing Partner; Slimmers World, Official Fitness Partner; Gerry’s Grill and Uncle Cheffy, Food Sponsors; Kabayan Hotel, Air Asia, Rudy Project, and Integrated Waste Management Inc.

Pro Earth Run 2015 is also supported by GMA7, GMA News TV, 97.9 Home Radio,106.7 Energy FM, 99.5 Play FM, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insight, and out-of-home-media specialist, United Neon.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

LG Launches new Super Ultra HD TV’s in the PH

March 25, 2015 – Global technology innovator LG Electronics introduces another cutting edge innovation in the home entertainment industry, the premium line up of Super ULTRA UHD TV’s.
Comprising the razor thin UP950T and the curved UG8700 , the LG SUPER UHD TV’s debuted officially at established consumer electronics store Anson’s at the Link ,Makati City. The collection carries distinct TV models in different sizes, all bringing to life stunning picture bursting with vibrant color accuracy among  more impressive features.
  • The Ultra Slim LG UF950T Super UHD TV
The flagship of the series, the ultra-slim UF950T is the first LG TV to support the Color Prime display by Nano spectrum that is set to change the Super UHD  playing field with its remarkably accurate color expressions, treating viewers to a more vivid colors with an increased color reproduction range. Top of its class from the TV design technology , the UP950T stands only 8.5mm at its slimmest design. The svelte UF950T also comes packed with the ground breaking Premium Sound feature that was designed in collaboration with Harman Kardon, one of the most globally respected names in the audio industry.
    * The Beautifully Curved LG UG8700 Super UHD TV
The UG8700 beautiful curved with IPS panel built, allowing exceptional viewing from any angle without distortion of color. Available in 65 and 55” inch units. the UG8700 provides cutting-edge auditorium stand  houses the TV’s unique downward speakers that cast premium quality sound directly toward the viewers.
UG8700 series are customized built for Philippine Digital broadcasting that guaranteed to delivers HD streaming and secure your device in preparation for Analog switch off.
“ We are pleased to introduce to the country our new line-up of versatile Super ULTRA HD TV’s siad LG Philippines Home Entertainment  Vice President Mr. Hoony Bae. “ As a Global technology innovator, we offer premium variants fitting to the diverse lifestyle of the Philippine Consumers. The unique array adds to our portfolio of the top-of-the-line TV’s providing optimal home entertainment for our consumers.”
This summer, LG Electronics is also set to launch the largest member of the Super UHD TV Family.
To leearn more about the LG’s new line-up of Super Ultra UHD TVs, visit www.LG news room, Like LG’s Official Facebook Page “LG Philippines” and follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Caltex gives Robinsons Rewards Card Members more Fuel Discounts and Shopping Savings

Last March 26, 2015, a press conference for the  collaboration of two of the known brands in the Philippine market Caltex and Robinsons Supermarket  through their  Robinsons Rewards Card (RRC),  members will enjoy earning more points not only when they shop at their favorite Robinsons stores but also when they fuel up at Caltex. RRC members can now use their points to redeem P1 discount for every one liter fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations nationwide. Every five liter gas up earns a point which means that the more customers fuel up at Caltex and shop at Robinsons, the more points for fuel and shopping savings.
Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, teamed up with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), the second largest multi-format retailer in the Philippines, to create a unique offer that allows customers to quickly and continually add value to their purchases by getting a variety of fuel and shopping rewards through their RRC.
Because of this loyalty program partnership, motorists now have more reasons to choose Caltex. Customers can save more on fuel costs when they purchase Caltex with Techron plus the five benefits of maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance.
In addition to fuel savings, RRC members will also enjoy big discounts in their shopping and grocery purchases as points earned at participating Caltex stations can be redeemed at any of 1,180 Robinsons stores nationwide which include Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Selections, Robinsons Easymart, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, True Value, AM Builders’ Depot, Toys “R” Us, Daiso Japan, Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Burton Menswear, Warehouse, River Island, Shana, G2000, Shiseido and Benefit.
Customers can avail of this benefit by signing up for RRC membership at any Robinsons stores for P150 only.
CPI values the patronage of its customers by giving them access to top loyalty programs in the market. Last year, CPI partnered with Jollibee Food Corporation’s Happyplus program which continues to grow in memberships. Happyplus will run alongside the Robinsons Rewards Card loyalty program and customers can choose which of the rewards program they want to use.
“Caltex has been in the Philippines for over 75 years. Throughout this time, the Caltex brand has remained relevant to Filipino motorists because we are able to support their changing lifestyles and needs. This partnership allows us to uniquely reward thousands of motorists and shoppers for their loyalty to Caltex and Robinsons. We are truly proud of this long-term relationship with Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc.” said Peter Morris, Chevron Philippines Inc., Country Chairman and General Manager for Philippine products.
IMG_0278Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president and COO of RRHI. said “We at Robinsons Retail are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and give them a better customer experience.  That is why we are very happy to partner with Chevron Philippines Inc.’s, Caltex service stations to expand the acceptance of Robinsons Rewards beyond stores operated by Robinsons. This will be a welcome development to over 800,000 members of the Robinsons Rewards Card. With more than 700 Caltex service stations nationwide, we are very honored to have Chevron Philippines as our first external partner for Robinsons Rewards.”
For more details regarding the new loyalty program, visit and
About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at

Digital Quiz show Hails new Champions



March 21, 2015 Manila, Philippines- Rupert Charles Chua of Tarlac Montessori School, Tarlac City is hailed the high school division chamion and Joshua Abizier Marayag of Lorma Colleges , La Union is the grade school division champion of the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan National Finals for school year 2014-2015. Trailing close behind, taking first runner-up and second runner up spots in the high school division went to Aaron Jan Sanidad of The Quantum Academy Inc., General Santos City and June Lorenz Capin of University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City respectively, while Andrea Nicole Masangkay of Holy Trinity School Batangas was the first runner up and Emiross Czarlene Labaria of Bohol Wisdom School. Tagbilaran City was the second runner up in the grade school division.

The National Finals, as expected, was a blast ! Although only six were crowned  winners, all finalists, hailing from different schools in the country, give such an exciting match that it rocked the auditorium of The Mind Museum at Global City, Taguig last March 21. Drew Arellano stood as Quizmaster , wittingly keep everyone entertained and at the same time high-strung with questions in Science, Math, Languages, Literature and General Information.


Taking the Solar System as a theme this year to highlight as phenomenally out of this world setup and influence. Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is a testament to the commitment of its organizer Diwa Learning Systems Inc, the country;s leading provider of print and digital educational resources, to innovation. “Since it took off 14 years ago, long before the K to 12 Program and when pen and paper was its primary competition tool, Pasiklaban already saw how important it is for the students to have fun,learning environment that allows them to think critically and to develop their collaboration skill”. said Diwa Executive Vicw President Elma Ropeta while explaining  Pasiklaban’s strong appeal in attracting the participation of schools across the country .

From 2009-2015 alone., Pasiklaban has been to more than 300 locations, has visited more than 3000 schools, and has attracted the participation of more than 6000 students. Where Pasiklaban is going next is something that should excite us- both in terms of location and technology. As Pasiklaban is getting ready for its 15th anniversary we too should start getting all hyped up for the surprises of the original, unequalled mobile quiz show will unleash on its SMARTKIDS Asia Philippines this August.

To learn more about Diwa, and its products and services, Log on to www.diwa PH