Sunday, September 27, 2015

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2015 DOST-SEI Scholars/Qualifiers under RA 10612

In support of the government’s objective to strengthen the quality of education in the country, a total of 1,030 third year college students aced the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) exam administered nationwide on 12 July 2015.

The JLSS is a scholarship program of the DOST-SEI under the Republic Act (RA) No. 10612 titled, “An Act Expanding the Coverage of the Science and Technology (S&T) Scholarship Program and Strengthening the Teaching of Science and Mathematics in Secondary Schools.” Otherwise known as the “Fast-Tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013”, this law builds on the current S&T scholarships offered by the DOST-SEI as provided for in RA 7687 or the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994.”

The implementation of R.A. 10612 supports the execution of Section 8 of the K to 12 law which urges the hiring of teachers from among the graduates of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses.

“I believe that this scholarship program will not only help produce quality teachers right away but will also ensure dynamic and effective science and mathematics teaching in many schools in the country especially now that the K-12 will be implemented,” Dr. Josette T. Biyo, SEI Director, said.

Qualifiers of this scholarship program will get to enjoy a 2-3 year S&T scholarships with privileges following the existing financial assistance of the RA 7687 scholars. They will be entitled to subsidy in tuition fee and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance, among others, in the last 2 or 3 years of their undergraduate studies.

Upon graduation the scholars are required to serve as STEM teachers for a minimum of two years in any public or private high school in the country, preferably in their hometown. They will also be made to undergo teacher training by the Philippine Normal University (PNU). To ensure that graduates under the program would be able to serve, the Department of Education (DepEd) will assist in the job placement and hiring of qualified graduates with a starting salary equivalent to that of the Special Science Teacher 1 position at the Philippine Science High School. Other incentives include relocation allowance if they would be assigned to teach outside their home region or province; and they would be allowed to teach initially without LET (Licensure Examination for Teachers) eligibility provided that they take and pass the LET within five years of hiring.

Dr. Biyo believes that by fast-tracking graduates in STEM courses, the RA 10612 will strengthen the country’s science and technology education and hopes to inspire more scholar-graduates to pursue a career path in science teaching.

The new JLSS scholars under RA 10612 will get to enjoy the scholarship effective the First Semester of AY 2015-2016.

First Ph Can Satellite Competition Launched

In an attempt to engage young students in an actual satellite development process aimed at learning space science, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently launched the first ever Can Satellite Competition in the country.

In its Game Reveal, 12 public and private high schools from Region III, Region IV-A and the National Capital Region proudly flashed their can satellites (Can Sat), which they assembled in a five-day development and training workshop held on 24-28 August at the National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education for Development, University of the Philippines Diliman. 

The competition, which is part of the Philippine Space Science Education Program (PSSEP), is patterned after the Can Satellite contests being done in many countries. The Can Sat is a soda can-sized satellite which can gather basic atmospheric data such us temperature, air pressure and Global Positioning System, among others. The activity brings the process of satellite development and its importance closer to younger audiences.

DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, said the activity aims to make young Filipinos appreciate space science as its current technological applications become more important than ever.

“We want them to appreciate the benefits we derive from space technology so we can invite them to pursue careers in this line of work,” said Biyo.

Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) Executive Director, Dr. Carlos Primo David, who attended the opening program of the training, said that the competition is “a step in the right direction” in terms of government efforts in space science. He said that the government aims to have a Space Agency just like what the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are to USA and Japan, respectively.

“Right now, we have 10 scholars studying in Japan and their goal is to build our first micro satellite, which we hope to launch in 2016. By 2017, we plan to launch a second micro satellite,” David declared.

PSSEP Focal Person, Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, said the outputs of the students were “better than expected” considering the training workshop only lasted for a week. A normal Can Sat training, according to him, takes several weeks up to one month.

Dr. Sese and his team will conduct visits to the participating schools to further guide the teams in assembling their Can Sats.

The Game Reveal marked the start of the Build Phase where teams are expected to improve on their CanSats that they initially built during the five-day training.

The actual competition will be held on Oct. 5 to 7 in Los BaƱos, Laguna as part of this year’s World Space Week festivities, which will also be in line with the United Nation’s celebration of the International Year of Light.

Friday, September 11, 2015

With the advent of new technology and modern lifestyle, living life to the full has become much easier yet sometimes confusing.

Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle.

In a click of a button, you can have full access to real time Traffic Livestream, locate and contact Emergency Locations and Hotlines and discover the historic capital of the Philippines at the tip of your finger with easy access to popular tourist destinations, restaurants and nightspots.

Features :

· TRAFFIC LIVESTREAM - Get instant and real time access to Manila's major thoroughfares. Livestream will provide a link to the hundreds of high def CCTV's installed in various parts of the Metro. Never get stuck in traffic again as these live feeds will provide you ample time to look for alternative route.

· EMERGENCY LOCATIONS - No GPS and MAPS? No problem. Get the exact locations of Police Stations/Precincts, Hospitals/Clinics, Fire departments and other concerned agencies at the tip of your finger.

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It’s a virtual tourist guide and a handy companion for commuters and travelers alike. With Go Manila, everything comes easy!

This app is spearheaded by Manila City Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.

NOTE: All of the CCTV has a limit range only in the Philippines

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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Work-at-Hope Expo 2015 and the WAHMderful Life Community invites you to The Work at Home Expo 2015! The WAH Expo is an annual one-day expo of talks and mini- workshops geared towards the encouragement and empowerment of Filipinos who are working from home or would like to be work from home professionals. This event are for people who are currently working from home as entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, and for those who are planning to work from home in the near future. This event will provide attendees knowledge and tips about working from home. It will also be a great event where people can network and meet other people that they can collaborate or work with or for in the future.

Our very first workshop in 2012 resulted in a sold-out event, with over forty work at home professionals and freelancers in attendance, all of whom benefited from a wealth of insights and knowledge from authentic and experienced work from home professionals. We have since held 12 subsequent workshops, and two annual expos, all in-line with “helping individuals find their bliss working from home while making a home.” The Work at Home Expo last year had around 290 participants with almost 50 booths from different players in the industry and from the small business owners, as well.


Hall B (Main Hall)
Registration will start at 9:00 AM. We will have the booth exhibitors in this area where we can all participate in a booth stamping game! For those who will stay at the main hall to listen to the talks, we will have limited number of chairs in front of the stage so be there early so you can get good seats!
Morning Schedule:
9:30AM – 9:50AM     Welcome remarks and overview of the day; 
                    Opening of the WAHM Support Central section.
9:50AM – 10:10AM    It’s a WAH-nderful Life Video
10:10AM – 10:40AM   Panel of Work at Home Moms
10:40AM – 11:00AM   Raffle Draw
11:00AM – 11:40AM   Panel of Work at Home Singles
11:40AM – 11:45AM   Raffle Draw
11:45AM – 1:00 PM   Lunch Break/Booth Stamping game/
                    Play Video of Sponsors

Afternoon Schedule:
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM   Keynote Speaker
1:25 PM – 1:50 PM   Talk: Balancing Business, Home and Heart 
                          (Marilen Montenegro)
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM   Q&A
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM   Break / Sponsor’s Slot
2:25 PM – 2:30 PM   Introduction of next speaker
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM   Social Entrepreneurship and Foundations
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM   Q&A
3:00 PM – 3:25 PM   Break / Sponsor’s Slot
3:25 PM – 3:30 PM   Introduction of next speaker
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM   Time Management for the Work at Home Parent 
                     (Teresa Dumadag)
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM   Q&A
4:00 PM – 4:05 PM   Introduction of next speaker
4:05 PM – 4:25 PM   Fitness Factors for Work at Homies 
                      (Monica Manzano)
4:25 PM – 4:45 PM   Q&A and Raffle
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM   Closing

*Only starts in the afternoon!

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM   Set Yourself Up for Work at Home Wealth 
                    (Lianne Laroya)
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM   Sponsor’s Slot
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM   WAHM Collaboration: 
                    Where it Begins, How to Earn from It 
                    (Martine, Frances, & Ginger)
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM   Raffle and Afternoon break
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM   Best Practices of a Work-at-Homie
                    by Lyle of
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM   Sponsor’s Slot
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM   How to Go Global with Your Expertise 
                    by Anthony and Tippy Pelayo-Go of Googly Gooeys
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM   Q&A and Raffle Draw
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM   Closing

Event Location
Venue: Bayanihan Center
Venue Phone: (02) 858-1979, (02) 858-1985 to 86
Address:8008 Pioneer St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila


It’s time to go head over heels for DIVA’s How Do I Look? Asia –the highly anticipated Asian re-imagination of the hit fashion makeover series. Billed as “Asia’s ultimate fashion fix,” How Do I Look? Asia will make its debut on Monday, 31 August at 8PM (SIN/MAL) on DIVA, NBC Universal International Networks’ leading entertainment channel for women in Asia.

The NBC Universal International format, produced by NBC Universal’s Matchbox Asia, follows Malaysian celebrity and style icon Sazzy Falak as she guides eight fashion victims to the path of fashion enlightenment. Jeannie Mai, host of the original U.S. version, and a familiar face to Asian viewers, features in each episode, setting up the fashion challenges each week.

The fashion-challenged victims include onesie-addict/ blogger Apple Allison of Sole Searching Soul (Philippines); indie rock guitarist Ariana (Malaysia); mismatch, mishap/ watercolor artist Choc (Taiwan); sales executive, and literally “plain” Jane (Philippines/Australia); overachieving, yet outdated, Lavinya (Malaysia); rebel teacher Lianni (Philippines); romantically-insecure Maisarah (Singapore); and the uninspiringly-dressed motivational speaker Yessinta (Indonesia).

To achieve a professional look that can be replicated for the everyday, Sazzy will be joined by a guest stylist in each episode: Liz Uy (Filipina celebrity stylist); Zac Wu (Taiwanese celebrity stylist); Andrea Wong(former editor of Elle Malaysia); and Anindita Saryuf (fashion director of Elle Indonesia).

In each episode, Sazzy and an accomplice – a concerned family member, friend or colleague – will help transform the lucky fashion victim into a beacon of style. After having their wardrobe raided, the individual will have their current fashion choices face the “Eww Tube”, one of the iconic features of the original format. The “Eww Tube” is a vacuum cleaner-like machine that literally sucks offending outfits up and away after they have been eliminated by the panel of fashion experts and accomplices.The transformations featured on the series transcend fashion and style.Viewers will also get to witness the complex and emotional backstories of the victims, whose glamorous new looks, and freshly developed sense of style, act as a catalyst for them to adopt a more positive and confident outlook on life.

“How Do I Look? Asia is a testament to DIVA’s position as the leading women’s entertainment channel in Asia. We are confident that this ground-breaking local production,like its original franchise, will strongly resonate with our core female audiences across the region,” said Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific,NBC Universal International Networks. “Using the insights from various in-depth research initiatives on Asian women that NBC Universal has conducted and developed over the recent years, How Do I Look? Asia features many of the elements that we found women loved: fabulous and fun makeovers, the hottest fashion trends tailored to Asian sensibilities,inspiring and heart-warming personal stories, and a positive underlying message that encourages every woman to be her best self.” 

Jeannie and Sazzy will be making live appearances as they tour Singapore,Malaysia and Vietnam later this month on the following dates: Singapore: 20-22 August
                                                                Kuala Lumpur: 23-25 August
                                                                Ho Chi Minh City: 26-27 August

How Do I Look? Asia Season One is presented by regional sponsor Zalora. Tito Costa, Managing Director of ZALORA Group, said, “We’re excited to be working with How Do I Look? Asia’s very first season of fashion makeover series and we’re proud to contribute to the life-changing makeovers featured throughout the show. ZALORA supports Asia's diverse forms of beauty and seeks to empower women through fashion by giving them the confidence to own whatever moment they find themselves in and to encourage them to be the best version of themselves. The show’s goal is aligned with ZALORA’s commitment to provide a carefully-curated range of fashion options as the right tools to create confidence-boosting looks. This is perfectly echoed in the weekly fashion transformations featured throughout the show."

In Malaysia, the series is also presented by Marigold Yogurt Drink and Panasonic Beauty Clozette is the Official Fashion Social Network of the series, which is filmed at an NBC Universal International studio set built in Solaire Resort & Casino, Manila.

For more information on How Do I Look? Asia, including exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, fashion tips, quizzes and personality profiles, visit Be part of the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #HDILasia

How Do I Look? Asia premieres on 31 August, Mondays at 8PM (SIN/MAL).

About NBC Universal International Networks

NBC Universal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK. Further, NBC Universal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBC Universal International Networks is a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBC Universal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Matchbox Asia

Matchbox Asia is an extension of Matchbox Pictures, synonymous with international shows such as "The Slap", "Nowhere Boys" and "The Real Housewives of Melbourne". Based in Singapore, Matchbox Asia will develop and produce scripted and non-scripted programs for audiences throughout the Asian region. With a focus on creating original content that compliments its Australian output and can be distributed throughout the world by NBCUniversal.

About Zalora Group

ZALORA Group is Asia Pacific’s leading group of online fashion destinations. Founded in 2012, the company has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan where it operates as ZALORA and in Australia and New Zealand where it operates as THE ICONIC. ZALORA Group’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands and products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women. Offering up to 100-day free returns, speedy deliveries as fast as 3 hours in some markets, free delivery over a certain spend, and multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, ZALORA Group is the online shopping destination with endless fashion possibilities.

About Marigold

Malaysia Milk Sendirian Berhad (MMSB) was incorporated in 1969, and began its own manufacturing operations in Petaling Jaya in 1977. The company markets and distributes brands including MARIGOLD and VITAGEN under its Trading Arm Company, Cotra Enterprises Sdn Bhd. MARIGOLD’s two flagship brands, MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH and MARIGOLD HL Milk, hold the honours of being the No. 1 Pasteurised Fruit Juice and the No.1 Pasteurised Milk brands in Malaysia respectively.

MARIGOLD has set the benchmark for impeccable quality and standard with its pasteurisation process to retain nutritional value and freshness. Other products under the MARIGOLD brand includes: MARIGOLD HL Low Fat Milk, MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH, MARIGOLD Cup Yogurt, MARIGOLD Yogurt Drink, MARIGOLD UHT Asian Drink, MARIGOLD UHT Milk, MARIGOLD UHT Fruit Drink, MARIGOLD 100% Juice, MARIGOLD Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk, MARIGOLD Sweetened Creamer and MARIGOLD Evaporated Milk.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dance in Fight Against HIV: DOH Asec Eric Tayag and Bernardo Buddies tandem

He never lose his charisma, Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag surprised everyone at an art exhibit last Saturday with a dance performance to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Joined by Seb Castro of “Bubble Pop” fame and Quezon City’s HIV testing advocates, the Bernardo Buddies, Tayag swayed to Chris Brown’s “Five More Hours.”

The exhibit was the culminating activity of the “You’re Sexy When You Know It” campaign, which was launched on World AIDS Day last year. Jointly organized by the DOH and the Quezon City Government, the campaign makes innovative use of digital tools (social media, blogs, Grindr,Youtube) to encourage males-who-have-sex-with-males MSMs) to sign-up online and set an appointment at Klinika Bernardo, a health facility in Quezon City that provides free HIV counseling,testing, and therapy. 

Disrupting the stigma related to HIV testing, especially among most-at-risk populations, is crucial in the face of the steady increase of HIV incidence in the country. In his opening speech, Tayag talked about the gravity of the current trend, saying: “As of June 2015, there were 772 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals. This was 56% higher compared to the same period last year. This means that every month we’re getting the highest numbers of reported cases since 1984.” 

Aside from awareness campaigns, the government has also been investing in facilities that would help curb the incidence of HIV in the country. Quezon City Councilor Eufemio C. Lagumbay talked about the importance of innovation and underscored Quezon City’s commitment to addressing HIV/AIDS,proudly announcing that “Quezon City has two more social hygiene clinics, aside from Klinika Bernardo, that will help encourage testing and therapy among our MSMs.” Hosted by TV host and socialite Divine Lee, also known as “Mother Beki,” the exhibit featured works by Niccolo Cosme, Angelo Magno, Jason Moss, and Datu Jainal. Proceeds will be donated to Klinika Bernardo.