Thursday, April 28, 2016

CEO SUITE First Choice For Global Workplace

In recent years virtual office solutions have become more and more popular with an increasing number of businesses and offices using at least one of the many services on offer.

And as more and more people contact your business, finding an efficient and affordable way to deal with their calls and queries will help to make your company appear professional and capable.
 
This incredibly useful and versatile service has a range of far reaching implementations that, together with other technological innovations, is driving virtual office solutions.

Employees can work from wherever in the world that they want, without incurring extra charges for making long distance calls. Plus, the employer knows that they can reach their staff easily, quickly and cheaply, helping the business to run smoothly and efficiently.
Virtual offices can give you fantastic flexible telecoms solutions, postboxes, mail forwarding systems and even a virtual secretary, so you can run your entire business from the comfort of your own home, or from anywhere else that you choose.
Though virtual staff can’t do all of the jobs normally covered by a traditional workforce, they can cover almost all of the basic business requirements so that you, and any staff that you may already employ, can focus on your company’s main workload.

The term ‘virtual office’ covers a wide range of services that, when combined or used individually, can be used in place of a traditional workspace.
 
CEO SUITE provide different services for clients who need serviced offices, instant office, virtual office and professional services for their companies. Whether clients need at least office space for one person, or a larger office space requirement for 50 employees, CEO SUITE has office space layouts from private managerial suites, open plan layouts and made-to-order arrangements in a combination of suites.

Furnished offices can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, whatever your requirement demands. You can now make quick and more abrupt responses to market changes with CEO SUITE’s flexible office space commitments.
 
CEO SUITE is the only serviced office operator in Asia run by industry experts with more than a decade of worldwide experiences. CEO SUITE is a one-stop workplace solutions provider for clients who need serviced offices, instant offices, virtual offices, meeting and training rooms, or professional services for their businesses.
 

One Stop Business Service
With decades of intimate industry knowledge, managed by top-calibre, multilingual management team, CEO SUITE offers a one stop service station tailored to all your business requirements. Invaluable networking opportunities are provided via cocktail parties, art auctions, charity functions and coaching sessions to maximize “who you know.”

Virtual Office
Professional bilingual phone answering
Customized secretarial and IT services
Accounting, legal, tax and executive search services
Translation, visa, work permit, and company registration CEO forums, breakfast meetings, business seminars.

 
 

The CEO SUITE Network
With offices in: 
  • INDONESIA (Jakarta) - Indonesia Stock Exchange Tower, AXA Tower, One Pacific Place, Sahid Sudirman Center and Wisma GKBI
  • PHILIPPINES (Manila) - LKG Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
  • CHINA (Shanghai) - Shanghai World Financial Center, Bank of Shanghai & HK New World Tower
  • CHINA (Beijing) - LG Twin Towers
  • SINGAPORE - Singapore Land Tower
  • MALAYSIA (Kuala Lumpur) - Menara Maxis (26th Level and 36th Level), Q Sentral, Axiata Tower
  • THAILAND (Bangkok) - Athenee Tower
  • VIETNAM (Hanoi) - Lotte Center
  • KOREA (Seoul) - Kyobo Center
Why CEO SUITE
 
Premium Executive Office Suites
Most efficient and prestigious means of establishing your business in Asia with 650 ready to occupy premium furnished office suites in various sizes and layouts.
Landmark Locations
Position your business presence in Asia’s most prestigious Grade A buildings in the CBD. CEO SUITE takes pride in the selection of quality buildings only in the best business locations as your virtual office.
World Class Facilities
All office facilities combine advanced technological innovations and design sophistication with unique fengshui considerations for maximum comfort.
One-Stop Business Service
It takes one phone call to resolve any business hurdle at CEO SUITE. Top caliber, multilingual management team with decades of industry knowledge and experience will be able to match you with the right business partner for any corporate requirement.
A Cut Above
Through consistent delivery, credibility and dependability, CEO SUITE has emerged as a trusted choice for many blue-chip multinational companies.
 
SERVICES
SERVICED OFFICE
Fully furnished Serviced Offices. No initial investment.
CEO SUITE provides a range of fully equipped serviced offices in Jakarta, and eight other Asian cities, whether you need a private office space for one or a larger office requirement for 50 professionals.
Get your money’s worth when you rent a service office in Jakarta Selatan only when you need it. Each of our serviced office space comes with all the equipment that you need and can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis with no initial investment.
Transform our office space into your own innovation and creativity hub
We can set up an instant office in Jakarta for you in a matter of days. Our customizable serviced offices are designed so you can optimize the space to fit your business needs and inspire motivation among your staff.
 
Choose from different layout options:
  • Fully furnished and customizable
  • Open plan layout
  • Private managerial suites
  • Made-to-order arrangements designed to suit your business

VIRTUAL OFFICE
 
Create a strong corporate image at unbeatable rates
Why do you need a virtual office space? As a business owner, you will often find yourself in different places because of your work. But while traveling is an enjoyable advantage, you also need to be able to set up your work station, get the privacy that you deserve while working, and have all the necessary equipment that will optimize your productivity. Unfortunately, hotel lounges and cafés don’t always provide the solution.
 
The answer? Your very own virtual office in Jakarta Selatan or in eight other Asian locations. Gain access to state-of-the-art office and meeting facilities, go to work at a premium business address and only when you need to, and enjoy fast Internet speed.
CEO SUITE provide different services for clients who need serviced offices, instant office, virtual office and professional services for their companies. Whether clients need at least office space for one person, or a larger office space requirement for 50 employees, CEO SUITE has office space layouts from private managerial suites, open plan layouts and made-to-order arrangements in a combination of suites.

Furnished offices can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, whatever your requirement demands. You can now make quick and more abrupt responses to market changes with CEO SUITE’s flexible office space commitments.
Choose from the many CEO SUITE virtual office locations across Asia. We can help you achieve business success if you:
  • Work from home, but would like to present a corporate image
  • Travel to Asia and require a meeting place for business discussions
  • Need a company identity and prestigious business address in Asia
  • Are often on the road, and do not need a full time office
  • Are frustrated with the limited facilities offered by hotel business centers
  • Don’t need daily access to a physical location
  • Would like to quickly set up your business in 5 minutes or less

CONFERENCE FACILITIES
 
Conference Room
Focus on the meeting, let our meeting planners handle the rest
At CEO SUITE, our meeting and conference facilities are more than just ordinary room rentals. Every booking comes with a dedicated meeting planner so that you can focus on sealing the deal.

High-tech meeting facilities for a stunning first impression
Each meeting and conference facility commands the finest views of the Center. We’ve covered every detail – from the room lighting right down to the chair comfort levels – to maximize your meeting efficiencies. Our facilities are equipped with everything you could need, including audio/video conferencing capabilities, to ensure that your presentations make lasting impressions.

Anticipating a tight schedule?
Book your very own dedicated Secretary for minutes taking, interpretation, and translation requirements. CEO SUITE’s catering options feature a whole range of menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and light snacks to facilitate a compact meeting day.
 
 CO-WORKING OFFICE
Reasons to choose a CEO SUITE co-working office
No upfront investment
Furnished offices ready to go when you are
Flexible terms by the day, week, month or year
Fully-equipped office spaces with the latest technology
Workspace available when and where you need it
Workspace available when and where you need it
An inspiring community work environment
Exchange ideas with likeminded professionals
Networking capabilities
Unlimited lounge access
Free WiFi
Free beverage services
 

 
CEO SUITE now has a strong network of 8 strategically-positioned centers in the business hubs of 9 key cities in 8 countries in Asia.
 
For information regarding their services please check their website at www.ceosuite.com, FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/ceosuite.manilalkg/?fref=ts and Tel #: (02) 859 2888

 
*Photo credits to CEO Suite Page.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get Healthy and Go Places: Purchase of PhilCare prepaid cards yields GetGo Rewards points


PhilCare believes that the path to wellness goes beyond having an effective health care coverage or an immediate access to medical providers. To be truly healthy means taking the time to enjoy life’s little pleasures while ensuring that you are protected for medical emergencies at all time.
 
This is the vision behind PhilCare’s latest partnership with GetGo Rewards by Cebu Pacific, a lifestyle program that allows card holders to accumulate points on everyday spending and redeem these points for free flights. GetGo points can be earned from buying groceries, paying utility bills, refilling the car with gasoline, and now—even when taking care of your health.
 
To kick off the partnership between two brands, PhilCare and GetGo has launched “Get Healthy. Go Places” which will give as much as 750 GetGo points for every purchase of one of PhilCare’s prepaid health cards. PhilCare prepaid health cards included in the promo include ER Vantage cards, Medical and Dental cards, Health Vantage cards and Health Vantage Elite cards. PhilCare members are automatically eligible for a GetGo cards upon purchase of any of the prepaid health cards mentioned above.
 
“PhilCare has always advocated for a 360 degree view on health and wellness. We have addressed the need for affordable and accessible health care products by offering our prepaid cards, starting from the ER Vantage cards, with 40K, 60K and 80K maximum benefit limits which allows access to medical providers for emergency health concerns; and then we supplemented it with the introduction of the Health Vantage and Health Vantage Elite cards, which offers a more comprehensive and extensive one-year emergency health care coverage; and finally, to answer the clamor for an unlimited consultation card to complement ER Vantage, we introduced our Medical and Consultation cards for kids, adults and senior citizens early this year. The partnership with GetGo meanwhile addresses our belief for over-all wellness and health,” shared Noemi G. Azura, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for PhilCare.
 
By partnering with GetGo, Azura hopes that PhilCare members will be more inspired to travel discover new places and get much needed R&R.
 
Traveling keeps the brain and body healthier, according to a study published in MarketWatch. It’s also said to lower the risk of heart attack and death from coronary disease in certain groups, while the new and complex situations encountered while traveling can also help keep the brain sharp.
 
The “Get Healthy Go Places” promo is just the first in a series as part of the partnership between PhilCare and GetGo Rewards which will run until March 20, 2017.
 
“PhilCare is committed to continuously innovate in order to give our members a different perspective of the health care industry and to provide best-in-class customer experience. We started by offering the first NFC-enabled HMO card in the Philippines, introducing prepaid health cards, and now, we are partnering with organizations and businesses that are well-known for their wellness programs and benefits,” adds Azura.
 
To know more about the partnership, go to https://www.getgo.com.ph/web/getgo/promos.
To know more about PhilCare and its prepaid products, go to http://www.philcare.com.ph/products/.

Ascent: Paving the Way for Filipino Nurses to Realize their Dream


According to statistics, Filipino nurses are very active in looking for better opportunities in the US. In fact, even as early as high school, many are set to make nursing their ticket out of the country and for some, out of poverty.
 
Raphael Macapagal, President and CEO of Ascent, shared that he was moved with what he saw before that there are 2,000 registered nurses in the Philippines who do not have work. Being a seasoned professional in the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) sector who managed and led companies connected to different verticals including healthcare, he saw the opportunity to bridge the gap recognizing that there are hundreds of thousands of nurses needed in the US.
 
“The missing piece is the US license, and this is where we come in,” Macapagal pointed out. A 100% Filipino-owned and managed recruitment, consulting, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, Ascent is making it possible for Philippine-registered nurses to turn this dream into reality. Established in 2015, Ascent is making it its advocacy to not only pave the way for our Filipino nurses to achieve their goal of working in the US but also hoping that, in the process, be able to encourage them to choose to stay in the Philippines. Ascent believes in the value of being with your Family is more precious than any money.
 
However, earning one’s nursing degree and acquiring their Philippine license are just some of the first few steps before they realize their dream. Aside from having the required work experience, there are additional certifications and licenses needed to be able to practice in the US. Aside from investing time and effort, there is also a substantial amount of money needed to facilitate and complete the requirements. 

Through the expertise of the company’s executive team, headed by Macapagal, Ascent is able to design a product that can shoulder qualified Filipino nurses to undergo the process and required tests that will allow them to acquire their US license. Through their partners, they will be also be able to provide free review until their licensure exam plus, provide them employment so they no longer need to worry about their source of income.

“This is a unique scheme and we are happy to pioneer and be able to help our skilled and deserving Filipino nurses. Through the plan that we designed, all they need to worry about is passing the exam,” he stressed.
 
Ascent will be processing the papers on behalf of the applicants. Simultaneously, they will be employed in one of Ascent’s partner BPOs where they will be trained and gain experience.
 
He explained that they hope to address and correct the misconception connected to nurses working in the BPOs. Some have the notion that working in the BPO is not doing nursing work. In reality, their scope of work is highly related to healthcare. They do clinical work, only remotely. After the Filipino nurses gain their US license, Ascent requires them to work with their partner organizations for two years.
 
“Being a US registered nurse will definitely give them a premium and this will reflect on their salary when they go and work with our partner organizations. We hope that through this effort we can convince them that there is an opportunity here in the Philippines. They don’t need to leave. Here, they can experience working in the US with a premium salary without having to leave their family and loved ones. There are opportunities in the Philippines,” he said.
 
Nevertheless, Macapagal added, if after two years they will choose to leave and work abroad, Ascent will also help them with opportunities through their connections in the US. 
 
If you want to learn more about Ascent and how to be part of their nursing pool, visit ascent.net.ph or call 534-0033.

Monday, April 25, 2016

EAU THERMALE AVENE EXHIBIT

Eau Thermale Avène, the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe, can be considered the star of the show as its booth was the busiest. Avene exhibited its various line of skin care that ranges from Sun Care, Hypersensitive, Skin Care, Cleanance, Essentials, Dry Skin and Anti-Aging. The booth was accented by a posh flower wall design that acted as a photo wall for all visitors.

“When I was invited in an Avene event that happened in Salon Beauvoir, I had the chance to check out the product and was so impressed about the results. Since then, I became a fan of Avene” said beauty blogger Krish Enrique-Rai, blogger of Bonita Feminista.

Last March 14-20, SM Aura Premier held its Beauty Fair that features your favorite beauty brands at awesome and discounted prices. The week-long exhibit was highlighted by a weekend sale that gave shoppers as high as 70% discount.

“I was introduced to Avene late last year when I reviewed the Avene Cleanance. I love the product and I immediately got hooked. That is why when I learned about this exhibit, I knew I had to be here so I can also check out Avene’s other product lline” Lifestyle blogger Edward Santos also shared the same experience with Avene.  shared Santos, lifestyle blogger, Ednything.com
Other main attractions include free facial, skin analysis and derma consultation done by board-certified dermatologists. Shoppers including beauty and lifestyle bloggers Krish Enrique-Rai and Edward Santos visited the booth and checked out Avene’s products.
 The week-long exhibit also featured an Instaroid photo box where Avene booth visitors enjoyed using this latest technology where guests gets to instantly print their smartphone pictures.

For the latest update on Eau Thermale Avene, visit the official Facebook page and like https://www.facebook.com/EauThermaleAvenePH/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, April 24, 2016

DIYOS-DIYOSAN: A TIMELY MOVIE ON PINOY FAITH AND POLITICS

DIYOS-DIYOSAN is a socio-political spiritual movie which top bills come-backing veteran actress Princess Punzalan and top-caliber actor John Pratts. They are supported by Kiko Estrada, Cheska Diaz, Lorenzo Mara, Vaness del Moral, Glaiza de Castro with Tirso Cruz III among others.

DIYOS-DIYOSAN is a socio-political/spiritual treatise that highlights the roots of the country’s current political struggles and economic hardships—the focus on money and power by its leaders.

The film seeks to open the eyes of Filipino millennials to the realities of what a true leader should be, and is expected to be a media catalyst for the large percentage of undecided voters.

Its timing is perfect as it opens shortly before the Philippine national elections.

It is hoped that freedom-loving Filipinos draw inspiration from the film’s lessons and use this as a guiding principle in eventually choosing the rightful and deserving leaders who could change the country’s course for the better.

Directed by Christian film director Cesar Buendia, the movie stars top-caliber actor John Prats and veteran actress Princess Punzalan, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Kiko Estrada, Cheska Diaz, Lorenzo Mara, Vaness del Moral, Glaiza de Castro, Tirso Cruz III and many others.

DIYOS-DIYOSAN An premieres on May 4, 2016 at all branches of SM and Walter Mart cinemas all over the Philippines.
 
 
SYNOPSIS:
1986- She loved her country but hated God. That is why Estrell, played by Princess Punzalan, made sure that each of her 4th year high school students would do the same. “Serve the people! But believe only in yourself,” she stressed. Her brilliant but broken favorite student, Bernard, played by John Prats, did just as she instructed. He believed in himself, albeit only in himself. He did not believe in God.

But somewhere along the way, Estrell met the Lord and became a believer. Bernard, on the other hand grew up and started to believe more and more in himself, that he could somehow be his own god.

It is 2014 – Estrell is now a missionary preaching God’s word. Bernard, on the other hand, has emerged to become an evil and corrupt senator who is one of the strongest candidates for President in 2016. They meet again.

This is a story about the evil in Philippine politics and how the Power of God’s unending love and mercy can cause real change.

DIYOS-DIYOSAN, a victorious story every freedom-loving Filipino shouldn’t miss opens in SM cinemas nationwide starting May 4, 2016. 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ALONE SEASON 2 - PREMIERES APRIL 21, 2016


Philippines - 20 April 2016 - Ten people enter the Vancouver Island wilderness carrying only what they can fit in a small backpack. They are alone in the harsh, unforgiving terrain with a single mission–stay alive as long as they can.
 
From a curated list of 40 items ranging from shelter equipment to tools for survival, each cast member is allowed only 10 to take with them onto the island. On top of these 10 items, each member is given the same checklist of gear that they are allowed to bring as necessities.
 
These brave men and women must hunt, build shelters, and fend off predators. They will endure extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown and document the experience themselves.
 
No camera crew. No producers. It is the ultimate test of human will.
 

Jose Martinez Amoedo
Hometown: Mayo, Yukon Territory, CA
Age: 45
10 items for survival:
1. Bushcraft knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart cast iron pot with lid
4. 300 yards of fishing lines & 25 assorted hooks
5. 1-piece handsaw
6. Axe
7. Canvas and flannel sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Woodworking multi-tool
10. Emergency rations
 
Jose is originally from Galicia, the Celtic Northwestern part of Spain. He first became interested in wilderness survival, after reading Jack London's "The Call of the Wild," and fostered his skills when he joined the Special Forces of the Spanish Foreign Legion, where he increased his outdoors skills. He began learning bush craft and primitive technology, from the best mentors he could find, as well as practicing with Native American elders from the Arctic to the Tropics. In 1996, he was formally adopted by the Lakota Nation, which is one of the proudest moments in his life.
 

Randy Champagne
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ & Boulder, UT
Age: 28
10 items for survival:
1. Full Tang stainless steel knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart pot
4. Fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. Crosscut carpenter saw
6. Axe
7. -20° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Handmade bow and 6 arrows
10. Wire
 
Randy grew up in southeast Michigan.  As a young boy, he would travel north every year with his family for bow-hunting season. It was during these wilderness retreats that he learned to hunt and found a love for archery and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Today, Randy splits his time between Utah and Arizona, teaching month-long wilderness survival courses.
 

Nicole Apelian
Hometown: Portland, OR
Age: 45
10 items for survival:
1. Full Tang curved carbon steel knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 16-inch stainless steel pan
4. 200 yards of 30 lb test fishing line, 100 yards of 80 lb test fishing lines and hooks
5. Folding saw
6. 23-inch splitting axe
7. -30° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
 
After receiving her Master’s Degree in biology, Nicole became a game warden with the U.S. Peace Corps, and began tracking and researching lions in southern Africa. Later, she got her first exposure to true wilderness living while working as a field biologist in Botswana. While working with the Bushmen and completing her doctorate, she was able to learn many of the primitive skills that she practices and teaches today. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, she now resides in the Pacific Northwest and relies on the local plants as part of her healthy lifestyle.  Nicole also founded her own tracking and wildlife safari company. Also an adjunct professor at Prescott College, she brings her passion for nature, indigenous knowledge, and research to her students. She continues her work with the Bushmen to help them preserve their traditions. Nicole is currently cataloguing indigenous plant uses with a community of Naro Bushmen.
 

Mike Lowe
Hometown: Lewis, CO
Age: 55
10 items for survival:
1. Full Tang hunting knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart pot with lid
4. 300 yards of 50 lb test fishing line and 25 assorted hooks
5. Curved blade saw
6. 2.5 lb hickory handled axe
7. 0° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
 
Mike has spent the majority of his adult life learning and teaching wilderness survival skills. He served his country during the Reagan Years as a SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) instructor in the U.S. Air Force. In 1988, Mike launched a faith-based survival and rescue training program called Wilderness Way Adventures, where he instructs men, women, and children, from all walks of life, in the ancient and enduring art of wilderness survival. The “will to survive” is key.
 


Mary Kate Green
Hometown: Homer, AK
Age: 36
10 items for survival:
1. Bushcraft knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart cast iron pot
4. 300 yards of fishing line and 25 assorted hooks
5. Bow saw
6. 26-inch axe
7. 0° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. 12 foot X 12 foot tarp
10. Emergency rations
 
Although, Mary Kate was born in South Side Chicago, she and her family moved to North Western Montana when she was 2. She spent the next 12 years, living off the grid with her parents and three sisters, on Government Mountain. As a kid, she spent countless hours gathering firewood, picking wild huckleberries, riding horses, and simply getting lost in the mountains. Years later, she took these skills and became a fire fighter for the Tahoe National Forest. It was there that she learned, no matter how physically demanding a challenge might be, her mental toughness can always help her complete a job. Mary Kate currently resides in Homer, Alaska, where she is fitness trainer and a mother to two beautiful girls.
 

David McIntyre
Hometown: Kentwood, MI
Age: 49
10 items for survival:
1. Stainless steel knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart pot
4. 270 yards of 50 lb test fishing line, 30 yards of 100 lb test lines and 25 circle hooks
5. Straight-blade folding saw
6. 2-lb axe
7. 0° rated sleeping bag
8. Bivy bag with US Army-Issue Gore-Tex cover
9. Gill net
10. Emergency rations
 
David McIntyre is a post-apocalyptic fiction writer who was born in rural Pennsylvania. He developed a keen interest in wilderness survival and primitive skills as a teenager and spent many of his early years hunting, fishing, trapping and hiking the Appalachian Mountains.  As an adult, he took this passion and travelled to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he founded the Per Ardua Wilderness Ministry and the Bushmaster Wilderness Survival School. David has practiced wilderness survival in the Appalachian forests, Alaska, Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest, and in tropical Alpine ecosystems, just to name a few. In fact, he says he never feels comfortable living in a new location until he has survived in the area’s wilderness. David now lives in Michigan with his three children.
 

Justin Vititoe
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Age: 35
10 items for survival:
1. Multi-tool with 17 different tools
2. Ferro rod
3. 5-quart pan
4. 10 metres of 8mm climbing rope
5. 1-piece hand saw
6. Axe
7. Down sleeping bag with sleeves
8. Nylon netted hammock
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
 
Justin joined the National Guard when he was 17 years old. When he turned 20, he transferred into active duty, becoming an Infantryman in the U.S. Army and was deployed three times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Justin is a proficient marksman, having served two combat tours as a sniper, instructing at the U.S. Army Sniper School and Long Range Marksman course. While serving, he also attended survival and tracking courses, which began his passion for wilderness survival. He has since instructed military, law enforcement and civilians around the world in sniper marksmanship, camouflage, small unit tactics, as well as other survival techniques. After leaving the military in 2014, he founded Hike2Survive, a program that takes veterans on hiking and camping trips in order to help them transition into civilian life and deal with the mental and emotional issues they face.
 

Larry Roberts
Hometown: Rush City, MN
Age: 44
10 items for survival:
1. Bushcraft knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart pot with lid
4. 300 yards of fishing lines & 25 assorted hooks
5. Collapsible saw
6. Axe
7. -20° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Paracord
10. Emergency rations
 
For as long as he can remember, Larry has enjoyed the outdoors and the solitude it provides. Growing up, Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, backpacking, and anything else that would allow him to spend time in the woods. After marrying his high school sweetheart at the age of 18, Larry soon switched his focus to starting a family and raising his two kids. Now that his son and daughter have left home, he has refocused his life to the outdoors. Over the last few years, Larry has taken and taught several classes, written articles for a self-reliance magazine, made and uploaded over a hundred videos, and has a bi-monthly interactive streaming show, that he has used to share his knowledge of survival, as well as to learn from others.
 

Desmond White
Hometown: Coolidge, AZ
Currently Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Age: 37
10 items for survival:
1. Full Tang knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart pot with lid
4. 300 yards of 40 lb test fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. Folding saw
6. Axe
7. -10° rated sleeping bag
8. Bivy bag with Gore-Tex cover
9. Gill net
10. Emergency rations
 
Desmond was born and raised in Southern Arizona, where his passion for the outdoors began. As a young teenager, he would often go fishing with his family, for hours at the lake, where he learned about different types of fish and bait. As a Boy Scout, he was introduced to different environments and learned about animals, plants, safety, and basic survival methods. Desmond joined the U.S. Army with his cousin and dedicated eight years to protecting and serving his country.  During his enlistment, he traveled the world and fine-tuned his survival skills.  Although each place was different, the survival skills he was taught in the military helped him survive various harsh environments. He’s confident the lessons he has learned will continue to help him on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
 

Tracy Wilson
Hometown: Aiken, SC
Age: 44
10 items for survival:
1. Hunting knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2-quart pot
4. 200 yards of 40 lb test fishing line, 100 yards of 20 lb test line and 25 hooks
5. Collapsible saw
6. 3 lbax
7. -40° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
 
Tracy was born into a military family stationed overseas and grew up in many different locations in the United States due to her family's military commitment.  Never in any one place for very long, she found solace in the great outdoors. She was taught survival and bush crafting skills by her father and other family members, and developed a deep love and respect for nature. Tracy would later enter the military and law enforcement, but she never lost her love for the land. As an adult, she’s continued to learn and hone her skills and has even begun passing lessons onto her children and to anyone willing to learn.
 
 
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ILOCOS IS CAPTURED IN DRONE AND IT'S BREATHTAKING

A Philippine region that fuses the beauty of nature and our history together, Ilocos is given a fresh and exciting perspective by awesome Videographer Christer Isulat. With his drone and hand-held camera, he went to shoot the key destinations in Vigan, Laoag, and Pagudpud.

The preserved architecture of Calle Crisologo, Bantay Tower, Quirino Bridge, and the dancing lights fountain are some of the spectacles documented for Vigan. The sand dunes in Laoag lets you have an exciting time aboard a monster 4x4 and unlimited sandboarding time. Laoag is also the home of Malacanang of the North as well as Paoay Church. Pagudpud is famous for its windmills, Patapat Viaduct, Dos Hermanos Islands, Saud Beach, Blue Lagoon, Burgos Lighthouse, and Bantay Abot Cave.
 
These destinations are an easy visit with the three main provinces easily accessible from one another.
This video was in collaboration with Biyaheroes and Partas Transport Company with hopes of encouraging tourists to visit these commute-friendly destinations and to take public transport when visiting. Instead of a very long drive, Biyaheroes lets commuters book and even choose their bus seats online, saving everyone from the hassle and the stress of planning their trips. They are in partnership with Partas that offers direct and roundtrip Manila to Vigan, Laoag, and Pagudpud buses with terminals in Pasay, Sampaloc, and Cubao.
 
With the blazing heat of the sun and the longing to see provinces that offer everything from history, adventure, and food trips, why not escape and book your Ilocos bus tickets now? Laoag na magdalawang isip pa! :)

Alaska advocates a healthy and active lifestyle with its Summer Alaska Power Camps


According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute's 7th National Nutrition Survey in 2008, at least 16 million Filipinos aged 20 and above, and about 2 out of 10 children are overweight. Undernutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly 3 out of 10 children. Also recently, there have been prevalent issues on change in children's interests and behaviors brought by fast-changing technological environment.

 
 
 
 
With there alarming concerns, Alaska Milk Corporation is committed to help provide proper nutrition and promote an active lifestyle. Thus every summer, Alaska gathers basketball, football and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps. The summer sports program inspires both girls and boys to engage in sports. Moreover, through basketball, football and volleyball, the child does not only improve his/her talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine Sports Icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps. First, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso will lead a team of basketball coaches. Second, former professional football player and currently Alaska Football Power Camp Project Director and Alabang Football School, Makati Football School Director, Tomas Lozano will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp. Lastly, Philippine Super Liga Volleyball player and former De La Salle University Lady Spikers Star Volleyball Player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp.


Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp. For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com, for more information about Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program visit www.playph.com,
Twitter: @playph
Instagram: @alaskaplayph.
 
For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit the following websites:
http://alaskapowercamp.com/basketball/2014/
http://alaskapowercamp.com/football/2014/
www.alaskapowercamp.com/volleyball
 
For inquiries please call 840-4500 local 205 or 209 and look for CK Kanapi-Daniolco, Sports Development Group. 

Summerventure 101: What You Need to Know about Sunscreen

Sunscreen is arguably the number one skincare product associated with summer. As the sun shines brighter, temperature goes higher, and the days become longer, it's best to be prepared and protect your skin the best way you can.
 
Not many people, however, know what is written on the sunscreen label. To make the most of your time under the sun, here are a few things to know about your favorite sunscreen lotion.
The UVB Rays
Most people think that the Sun Protection Factor is everything there is to check in a sunblock-- and it does count a lot. The SPF measures the product's ability to block UVB rays, which are related to sunburn and skin cancer.

SPF, however, only measures UVB rays. It does not have much effectiveness when it comes to UVA rays.
The UVA Rays
UVA is often the most misunderstood part of sunscreen formulations. This is present every day, and can penetrate through glass windows. Much like UVB, it is also linked to higher risk of skin cancer. Unlike UVB, however, UVA does not get filtered by the ozone.
 
UVA doesn't cause sunburn, but it can lead to skin darkening and aging, as the rays penetrate deeper into hte skin, affecting the collagen.
 
Dermplus sunscreens, for example, protect against both UVA and UVB rays, giving you complete sun protection in one go.
 
The SPF
The SPF number measures how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays. If your skin would normally burn after staying 10 minutes under the sun, using an SPF 15 sunscreen would allow you stay out under the sun for about 150 minutes (a factor of 15 times longer) without burning your skin.
However, it does not mean that an SPF 15 sunscreen is half as effective as an SPF 30. The difference in the SPF numbers also takes into account UVB filtering capabilities.
SPF 15 can filter about 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 about 97%, SPF 50 about 98%, and so on. The type you choose depends on your skin tone, how sensitive your skin is to the heat, and how easily you get color on your skin.
Dermplus Sunscreen comes in different varieties to suit your needs. Whether you want an everyday sunscreen for indoor use, or one that will protect you when doing extreme outdoor activities, there's a product that's right for you.
 
The Right Amount
For the sunscreen to work as advertised, you have to apply a liberal amount on all exposed areas of the skin, and re-apply it every after two hours or when you feel it has worn off.
This summer, enjoy the best sunventures ensuring you get the most out of your sunscreen lotion.

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