OPPO’s camera phone 16-megapixel front camera has been finally launched in the Philippines.
The process of ageing begins at birth. Through the decades, science has made tremendous progress in extending human life but there is still a pressing need to prolong our active and healthy years.
As a commitment to helping Filipinos live young longer, Nestlé Health Science recently held the Opt to Be Active media roundtable discussion to share their new discoveries and secrets in nutrition and healthy ageing. Nutritionists and fitness coaches were also present in the event to help attendees assess their nutrition and health status.
Dr. Jimmy Bautista, Medical & Scientific Affairs Lead at Nestlé Health Science and Dr. Marianna Sioson, Section of Nutrition Head at The Medical City, shared how Filipinos can achieve a full and active life by making proactive choices such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and keeping the mind active.
In his lecture held at the Manila Diamond Hotel, Dr. Bautista stressed that the human body has two different ages—a chronological age and a biological age.
“People who optimize their health may have a biological age that is 10 years younger than their chronological age,” said Dr. Bautista. “At the same time, the presence of chronic conditions may accelerate the body’s decline, making us biologically older than our chronological age.”
Dr. Sioson, on the other hand, emphasized that it is never too early to assess if we are meeting our energy and nutrient requirements. Since the prevalence of developing malnutrition significantly increases as we grow older, there is a pressing need to start taking nutritionally complete oral supplements to continue to live a young and active lifestyle.
“We want Filipinos to ask themselves if there is a need for them to optimize their health and nutrient intake so that they can achieve a full life,” said Dr. Sioson.
Where nutrition becomes therapy
Filipinos often find themselves caught in a battle between indulging and being healthy and, more often than not, the earlier prevails. This gives rise to lifestyle-related, non-communicable diseases (NCD). In a report by the World Health Organization, NCDs account for 61 percent of total deaths in the country. The organization defines non-communicable diseases as chronic diseases that are not passed from person to person. NCDs are grouped into four main types—cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.
Simple lifestyle changes like preparing healthy meals and optimizing your nutrient intake can be the body’s best defenses against these diseases.
Nestlé Health Science champions this approach by providing novel ways to bridge the gap between nutrition and therapy. The health science arm of the leading global nutrition, health and wellness company strongly believes that the food we consume on a daily basis is the largest single influence on our health.
“By shifting the way people manage health and nutrition, we have the force to improve lives around the world because beyond medicine, there is nutritional therapy,” said Nestlé Health Science
Country Business Manager Angela Sison. “This is what is considered the point where scientific research meets human insight.”
Formed in 2011, Nestlé Health Science is an innovative and fundamentally different type of health science company that is focused specifically on advancing nutritional therapy to change the course of health.
To know more about Nestlé Health Science, visit www.nestlehealthscience.com.
Famous Chef from the Laguna area and their team are going to take part on their greatest challenge in the kitchen. Kitchen Masters is expected to be a battle of culinary skills and strategies.
The introduction of Chef and Apprentices took place yesterday April 11, 2016 at SM City Sta Rosa. Five Laguna-based chefs face each other in a culinary competition built around specific theme ingredients.
Each team will be given the challenge to prepare and cook three 3 dishes. (appetizer, pasta and salad) highlighting respective ingredients from Laguna —Itik, Kesong Puti and Paco.
Each team will be composed of one featured Chef and 5 apprentices from MCL’s Diploma in Culinary Arts.
Professional Serving Methods 50 points
Taste 40 points
Teamwork 10 points
The teams are:
Chef Karen finished culinary arts and baking at Global City Innovative College. Chef Karen works as a Sous Chef at Buttero, an Italian and Bistro at Taguig City for the last 2 years.
Chef Cherriza CanlasFilamor is currently a Sous Chef at Buttero, an Italian and Bistro at Taguig City for 2 years. Project based Chef Consultant for 3 years at Universal Harvester Inc. in charge of renovation and layouting, finished Culinary Arts and Baking at Global City Innovative College.
Chef Von a Head Chef and Operations Manager of Bonitos Bar and Restaurant. He is also the Head Chef of Amorita Buffet Restaurant and Events Place. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Red Brick House.
Chef Roel is currently an Assistant Professor at Malayan Colleges Laguna. He handles professional subjects on Business Research, Banquet and Catering operations, and Food and Beverage Control System ,among others. He graduated Cum Laude in Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Sto. Tomas
Chef Emmanuel Recio is the owner of Le Chef Emamanuel French and Italian Cusine at Sta Cruz Laguna, has a knowledge in baking, Cake decorating, commercial cooking, basic table set-up, waitering and housekeeping. A Graduate of BS Hotel and Restaurant Management at Laguna State Polytechnic University.
Join us, as we witnessing the Kitchen Masters battle culminates on April 17 at SM City Sta Rosa.
BlueWater Day Spa announced the addition of some of the country’s most well-loved actresses to its roster of brand ambassadors as well as the launch of an exciting new service.
I love to swim as this would always be a breather to me. Other than water sports activities, I tried scuba diving lesson and did wind surfing.
Intel Philippines unveiled a series of new devices and technologies that will transform the way technology is consumed in the Philippines and deliver a new technology-enabled experience.
Innovation showcased in the Philippines for the first time include the 6th Generation Intel Core processors that power a broad range of computing form factors, as well as the Intel Curie module which provides real-time sensor data and will enable consumers to experience technology like never before.
Technology adoption within the local community is rising, with over 46% of the population now connected online. At Intel, we are proud to be at the heart of this increasingly connected society as we help create new possibilities and innovations to empower Filipinos in realizing their potential and capabilities through our technology.
Intel’s best processor ever – The rapid growth in technology adoption continues to drive demand for better performing, more efficient devices that help users do more. As the nature of technology shifts to adopt to the needs of consumers Intel’s efforts bring to life even more experiences for its users.
The 6th generation intel core processor, Intel’s best processor ever, deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever. These enhancements include a new quad cor intel Core 15 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking.
The 6th generation Intel Core processors also enable amazing experiences for the user. Devices can now utilize WiGig and intel WiDi features for wireless display freedom, Intel RealSense Technology and Windows Hello for password-free log-ins, and the integration of intel RealSense and Cortana for more immersive interactions with virtual assistants. More tha ever, these experiences will redefine technology consumption and creation in the years to come.
The spark of hope has never been brighter for Filipino patients with advanced stages of lung cancer and melanoma. MSD in the Philippines, a leader in oncology research and development just introduced immunotherapy, one of the most innovative cancer treatment methods to date.
One type of immunotherapy called immune checkpoint inhibitors is a form of cancer treatment that prevents the interaction between the immune system’s T-cells and the tumors. When tumors and T-cells interact, a protein found in the tumor called the Programmed Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) deactivates T-cells so they become incapable of recognizing and destroying cancer cells. Through immunotherapy, this interaction is blocked so that T-cells can detect and ward off the cancer cells.
In the Philippines, the anti PD-L1 immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic lung cancer and melanoma after failing first-line treatment. In a media roundtable symposium held March 17 in Manila, Dr Gerardo Cornelio, Cancer Institute Head of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City shared that “Pembrolizumab has the potential to become an integral part of cancer treatment. It has and will be tested across a broad spectrum of cancers.”
Burden of Disease
Cancer is one of the most challenging diseases and annual cases are expected to rise to 22 million within the next two decades. In 2012 alone, there were 14 million new cases reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) with 8.2 million cancer-related deaths. A significant contributor to this statistic is lung cancer, which is the top cause of cancer mortality for both sexes worldwide.
Sadly, incidence from the Philippines is not far off from the global data. According to Globocan 2012, Iung cancer is the second most common cancer in incidence and mortality among Filipino men and women.
As for melanoma, a skin cancer whose risk factors include sun exposure, fair complexion and genetics, around 300 Filipinos are affected annually. Though melanoma is not one of the most common cancers in the country, early diagnosis remains a challenge for most patients.
The good news is that for many cancers there have been significant breakthroughs – from prevention to treatment options – however, the unmet needs remain high.
Durable responses, lower toxicities
Clinical trials have shown immunotherapy’s efficacy in the treatment of advanced lung cancer and melanoma. According to a study published in LANCET, Pembrolizumab showed superior overall survival with less high-grade toxicity for previously treated, PD-L1-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Results of the trials showed that the most common side effects for lung cancer patients receiving Pembrolizumab were decreased appetite, fatigue, nausea, and rash.
Clinical trials also showed that Pembrolizumab has superior anticancer activity in patients with advanced melanoma who failed previous therapies. In terms of safety profile, Pembrolizumab showed a lower incidence of treatment-related adverse events compared to chemotherapy. .
Biomarkers play a key role in patient response
The expression of a certain biomarker in patients’ tumors played an important role in their response to Pembrolizumab. Biomarkers are proteins found in a patient’s tissue, blood or fluids that can help determine the outcome of a patient’s disease or response to medication. Clinical trials have shown that if a patients’ tumors express the biomarker Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1), patients are more likely to have a better response to the drug.
Hope within reach
“Addressing the rising incidence of cancer is indeed a tough road to embark on. MSD has been dedicating its resources to developing innovative oncology medicines. Pembrolizumab propelled our research efforts to understand of the role of the immune system and the PD-L1 pathway in cancer treatment” said Dr. Beaver Tamesis, President and Managing Director of MSD in the Philippines.
With this immunotherapy finally available in the Philippines, cancer patients need not equate being diagnosed with advanced or metastatic lung cancer or melanomas a death sentence. Thanks to this breakthrough in cancer medication, patients in the Philippines and abroad have a ray of hope and confidence in what used to be a hopeless case.
McDonald’s has a new treat for Happy Meal fans and it’s more than a new set of awesome Happy Meal toys. It’s a timeless favorite among Filipinos and a fun snack for kids and adults alike – corn!
When the going gets tough, the tough get chilling! Today’s go-getters are a multi-faceted and diverse group of people who juggle deadlines with dates, and handle bosses and buddies. These are the young people who redefine coolness by showing others that being cool is not a one-size-fits-all sort of personality—it’s a state of being that anybody can achieve.But how can we stay cool and chill despite the hustle and bustle of our daily lives? What with summer looming around the corner, the sun’s heat can make it extra challenging to keep cool. But what if we told you that keeping cool was as simple as opening a bottle and letting yourself#TasteTheChill? Sosro Fruit Tea, the millennial go-getter’s preferred real tea drink, has officially launched in the Philippines just in time for one of the most-anticipated seasons of the year—summer
Originally from Indonesia, Sosro Fruit Tea was brought to the Philippines by Reddimart Multi-resources, Inc. in 2015. Known for their refreshing blends of real fruit flavor and authentic tea goodness, Sosro Fruit Tea has quickly become synonymous to a chillaxing time for many tea-drinkers. Available in Freeze, Apple, Strawberry, and Guava, Sosro fruit tea is perfect for anybody at anytime that is looking for a quick way to re-energize and chillout on-the-go.#TasteTheChill with Freeze While having established itself as the chill fruit tea drink last year, Sosro Fruit Tea begins 2016 with its #TasteTheChill campaign which encourages drinkers to stay chill both figuratively and literally using their hero-product Sosro Fruit Tea Freeze.Sosro Fruit Tea Freeze represents the cool and collected millennial who knows how to effortlesslymix work and play. With its one-of-a-kind blend of Strawberry and Grape plus its unique icysensation, Freeze is the perfect drink for staying cool.The #TasteTheChill urges Sosro Fruit Tea patrons—affectionately termed “chillmates”—to have a bottle of Freeze and let its enjoyable and refreshing icy taste invigorate them.
Just in time for the summer season, Reddimart held the Sosro Fruit Tea’s official launch at The Palace Pool Club with the theme ‘Warm Summer Nights.’
Meant to emulate the balmy evenings of summer, the launch was a multi-sensory experience thatfeatured music, décor, and laser lights to really stimulate the senses—just like Sosro Fruit Tea.Throughout the night, the venue radically transformed for “Chill 20”s wherein The Palace Pool Club will become a cool and icy haven with snow, cool hangouts, and blue lights. Aside from introducing Sosro Fruit Tea Freeze to public, another highlight of the night was the announcement of Sosro Fruit Tea’s newest celebrity brand ambassador, Sofia Andres.Just like Freeze, Sofia is the perfect chillmate with her cool and fun-loving attitude. In fact, Sofia will be featured on billboards that showcase her in her Ice Goddess garb encouraging chillmates to#TasteTheChill themselves. As the sunny weather approaches, arm yourself with a Sosro Fruit Tea Freeze to #TasteTheChilland stay refreshed so that your summer season will be one cool adventure!
Created in 1997 by Indonesia’s Sinar Sosro—pioneers of the world’s first bottled ready-to-drink tea—Sosro Fruit Tea finally reaches the Philippine shores via Reddimart Multi-Resources Inc. Thenumber 1 manufacturer of tea drink in Indonesia, Sosro Fruit Tea’s invigorating flavors are nowchilling at SM Hypermarkets, Landmark, Sta. Lucia Grocery, Tropical Hut, Hi-Top Supermarket,Walter Mart, Pioneer Center, and other leading supermarkets. Know more about Sosro and otherexciting treats from Reddimart by visiting http://reddimart.ph/.
Tutuban Center, Manila’s bargain shopping destination, recently established the Tutuban Center Home Club (TC Home Club) as part of its community development activities.
TC Home Club seeks to empower women of today, especially the underprivileged ones living within the Tutuban Center community and nearby cities with little or no education, to gain the confidence of facing challenges in life when raising a family. The club will seek these mothers and reach out to them by providing a venue for trainings and seminars to help them develop and discover specific skills they may have to become a possible source of livelihood.
The 3-hour training sessions started last February 5, 2016 and will run every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. until March 11, 2016 at the Tutuban Center Food Court located at the 3rd floor of Tutuban Center Centermall and at Tutuban Center TMX exhibition center.
During the initial session, the mothers underwent training sessions to learn how to become a massage therapist, barista, manicurist/pedicurist, haircutter, or even how to make sweet treats like “pastillas.” Training was provided by representatives from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA. Attendees were also handed out TC Home Club shirts, ID cards, and other peripherals, including eco-bags.
Next training sessions will teach women from different backgrounds how to become entrepreneurs, cosmetics/make-up application, even vital tips on parenting and other important topics.
To join TC Home Club, participants must show a Barangay Clearance, ID and duly accomplished TC Home Club registration form at the Tutuban Center Marketing Office located near the Tutuban Center Food Court. Also, this event would not be possible without Smart Communications, Inc., DKT Health, Inc., Torque Philippines, Robinsons Supermarket, Department of Health – Commission on Population, TESDA, Kalye Negosyo and HBC.
“We hope more women will join our training sessions because it will definitely help them be more self-reliant as they face life’s challenges. We invite them to attend because they will definitely learn here. And if these initial sessions prove successful, we can hopefully extend this program for the whole year,” says Ms. Sylvia Tecson, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Tutuban Properties, Inc. (TPI).
Tutuban Center is located along C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight. Visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TutubanCenter, follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts @TutubanCenter for more details.