Miss Universe 2017: My Top 6 picks and all the best for Maxine Medina!

‘Beat the odds and rise above the challenges.’ ~ Maria Mika Maxine Medina

‘Beat the odds and rise above the challenges.’ is our candidate, Maria Mika Maxine Medina’s motto. Barely a few hours before Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach gives the crown to another, let’s support and hope that Maxine will be that particular deserving woman.

My top 6 for Miss Universe 2017 in no particular order: Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Venezuela, Myanmar and Nicaragua. 👸👸👸

While watching please use hashtags: #Philippines #Maxine Medina


The Filipino Bloggers Network Party

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, successfully held its annual Christmas party at the Aluform facilities at Jade Garden, San Juan City last December 13.
The event which was filled with fun games, great food and more importantly, sharing of stories of the fellow online writers.   FBN currently has almost 1400 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac.

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Crate & Barrel in Manila


American Furniture for home design and accessories chain, Crate & Barrel opened their first branch in Manila, Philippines this 2014. Crate & Barrel has always been known for stylish home furniture and decor; they opened at SM Megamall’s Mega fashion Mall in Manila. Continue reading “Crate & Barrel in Manila”


Duty Free Shopping is more fun in the Philippines

A new Duty Free Fiesta Mall awaits our balikbayans as the travel retail store undergoes its grandest renovation yet.

For the past six months, the Fiesta Mall underwent an unbelievable renovation under the leadership of French interior designer Philippe Larose. Duty Free Philippines Chief Operating Officer Lorenzo “Enchong” Formoso III says this is part of their goal to make the Fiesta Mall “at par with other global retail stores around the world, but still with a Filipino touch.” Continue reading “Duty Free Shopping is more fun in the Philippines”


Manila Doctors launches new Siemens Symbia Intevo xSPECT

(Symbia Intevo’s faster imaging solutions improve patient comfort and satisfaction. In this photo MDH Nuclear Medicine Department Chair Dr. Antonio Garcia explains to the patient the machine’s unique imaging features.)

Manila Doctors Hospital partners with Siemens in bringing the world’s best xSPECT system to the Philippines and in Southeast Asia – the new Symbia Intevo which provides physicians with the ability to not only image disease, but also to leverage the high resolution to see the unseen for more confident interpretations. Its unique quantitative capabilities provide the ability to monitor and adjust treatments earlier by accurately measuring even small differences. To support patient safety and increased efficiency, Symbia Intevo was designed to administer the lowest dose while imaging patients faster than ever.

Symbia Intevo is the world’s best Gamma Camera with CT Scan and the first system of its kind in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia to allow easy, accurate and reproducible quantification, making treatment follow-up possible.

Faster and more accurate cardiac imaging

 The increase in demand for faster myocardial perfusion imaging has been one of the key trends in nuclear medicine. With Symbia Intevo, cardiac imaging becomes 75% faster and more comfortable and accurate than ever before. The innovative IQ.SPECT makes cardiac imaging 4 times faster for patient comfort and improved image quality.

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Molecular Imaging is now Quantitative

 Accurate and reproducible quantification supports physicians’ ability to more confidently interpret clinical images, enabling early modification of treatment and potentially reducing the cost for skeletal such as assessment of bone graft function and retention, hip joint replacement follow-up, assessment of meniscal pathology and grading and follow up of renal osteodystrophy. The scanner may also be used for other applications such as infection, inflammation, lung perfusion, renal cortical mass, liver and autoimmune disease.

Through this latest acquisition, Manila Doctors Hospital in its thrust to provide world-class quality and affordable healthcare to its stakeholders aims improve patient well-being, reduce costs and increase productivity. Symbia Intevo may give physicians the ability to make progress in diagnosing and treating the most challenging diseases, and to make more accurate treatment decisions

One of the leading centers of health and wellness in the Philippines, MDH is a Metrobank Foundation healthcare affiliate. The Foundation actively supports the Hospital’s operations and provides funds for a wide array of social services—which includes subsidies for in-house charity patients, surgical missions, outreach programs and health-related interventions, projects in adopted communities and schools—and research. MDH is certified as an ISO 9001:2008 institution and recognized as the first private hospital in Asia to be accredited by Accreditation Canada International.


AnYare is TADHack Philippines winner


Need to get updates from a team who are out in the boondocks but there is no time for a one-on-one call? This is a common problem among organizations with workers in the field which AnYare plans to address.

AnYare emerged first among 12 groups which competed in the 1st Telecom Application Developer Hackathon (TADHack) in the Philippines hosted by leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom with support from Infoshift, Inc. and Grab Taxi. The team won USD1,000 and an all-expense paid trip for one to Istanbul, Turkey for the two-day TADHack Summit in November. Continue reading “AnYare is TADHack Philippines winner”


Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2014



Out of hundreds of applicants from all over the country, twenty three single moms and married women have been chosen to compete for the prestigious crown of Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2014.

A nationwide search for women of substance fit to be the face of Mrs. Globe, Mrs. Philippines-Globe is a platform to empower married women of substance and single mothers as movers of society. Continue reading “Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2014”


BASKETBALL MARATHON: Philippines eyeing to break Guinness record

It is s only fitting that a country, known for its basketball fanaticism, will attempt to own the world record for the longest basketball game played. The Philippines is eyeing to break the Guinness record of 112 hours and 13 seconds of nonstop hoops currently held by the US.

And officials behind the 2014 Basketball Marathon are optimistic that the Filipinos will be able set the mark.

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