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6:31 AM

ZONTA CLUB OF CEBU II MARKS 18 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

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 Since 1991 advocates for women’s rights all over the world have marked November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women  to December 10, Human Rights Day, of each year as  the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

 


In the Philippines, the national campaign has been extended until December 12, the International Day Against Trafficking by virtue of Proclamation No. 1172 signed in 2006 by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and the campaign is now known in the country as “the 18-Day campaign to End Violence Against Women.” The Philippine Campaign aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence against women as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels and to strengthen local work around gender-based violence against women.


This year’s campaign highlights the role and essence of the Barangay, as part of a VAW-free community, in consonance with the recurring theme “VAW-free community starts with Me”. Aside from capacitating VAW Desk Officers and other barangay officials on how to handle VAW/GBV cases, the campaign reiterates everyone’s commitment and contributions on ending VAW and calls on the general public to make a personal commitment to end violence against women and children.

 


In keeping with this vital, land-mark, world-wide campaign Zonta Club of Cebu II, through the Abay sa Kahayag Committee, has organized a series of activities and advocacy initiatives to highlight the perils and serious consequences of GBV (Gender-Based Violence) with most of our endeavors focused on strengthening local mechanisms and building on the required competencies of barangay officials to fully and effectively mandate and implement the directives  obligated by Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act more popularly known as the Bawal Bastos Law,  a legal game -changer, with Senator Rissa Hontiveros as principal sponsor and author that aims at bolstering the country's legal framework in the area of sexual and gender-based harassment.

 

The Safe Spaces Act addresses existing gaps and issues on equality, security, and safety of both women and men in private and public spaces and is intended to expand the scope of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 or Republic Act No. 7877. RA 11313 seeks to prevent gender-based sexual harassment from occurring in streets, public places, online workplaces, and educational and training institutions regardless of the motive for committing such action or remarks. It penalizes acts such as: cursing, wolf-whistling, catcalling, leering and intrusive gazing, taunting, unwanted invitations, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic, and sexist slurs, persistent unwanted comments on one's appearance and other such acts. The salient points of the Safe Spaces Act will be discussed at a webinar with a presentation by Atty. Miles Esquivel that will conclude with a motivating and impactful message from Senator Rissa Hontiveros.

 


The 18 day campaign organized by Zonta Club of Cebu II will also feature a webinar on The Intersecting Influences of  Technology on Human Trafficking with special attention focused on the methods that cyber technology increases the ease with which traffickers can locate, recruit, coerce and control their victims. Atty. Katrina Legarda will also present strategies how these same technology that are shaping and facilitating trafficking and smuggling crimes and creating additional barriers to their detection and investigation  can be harnessed to prevent, detect, intervene, and ultimately thwart these crimes. 

 

Another webinar will feature personalities who will share their stories and experiences of harassment either as victims or witnesses and how they dealt with the aftermath of the encounters. This will be followed by a very informational presentation by, Dr. Rhodora Masilang Bucoy, Former Associate Professor, UP Cebu and Past Chairperson Philippine Commission on Women (2016-2020), Recognized GAD Consultant on techniques and strategies for creating safe and secure physical, virtual or emotional spaces for all that will be inclusive, accepting and secure.

 


With these series of activities Zonta Club of Cebu II hopes to enlist the support of active participants in the fight to eradicate violence against women and children, to expand accountability and collective responsibility to include all government units, women’s groups, legal entities and  non-government institutions and to harness technology, social media, journalism, business and activism to draw attention to the many ways violence against women and children affects the lives of all people in all communities in the Philippines and around the world. The message that these activities will send is that the solution to violence, harassment and abuse in all forms lies with all of us and it is imperative that society acknowledge that violence against women and children is not solely a government or criminal justice system problem, but a societal issue, and that failure to view it as such results in all efforts failing to eradicate this scourge in our communities.



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5:35 AM

Gearing up for the new era of Telehealth

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 Gearing up for the new era of Telehealth 

Is your facility keeping up with the rising demands for Virtual Health?  





The current global health crisis has highlighted the value of virtual health through telehealth, telemedicine, or remote patient monitoring. Due to lockdowns and community quarantines, healthcare organizations, ranging from large hospitals to small independent physicians, are now adopting telehealth systems to continue providing services to their patients. 

 

Recognizing the advantages of virtual health, the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Privacy Commission (NPC) released a set of “Guidelines on the Use of Telemedicine in COVID-19 Response” last April. This joint memorandum aims to enable patients to receive health services even while staying at home, except for emergencies or to avail of COVID-19-related health services as per standing protocols.  

 

As the adoption rates continue to skyrocket among healthcare facilities, physicians, and patients, use case applications for telehealth are continuing to expand across the healthcare environment—from mental health providers and physical therapists to small physician offices and large health systems. Healthcare providers utilize virtual health for online video telehealth visits, remote patient monitoring, virtual education, and management of billing and online payments, to name a few. 

 

For Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, the rise of virtual health, on the other hand, is straining the health IT infrastructure and creates new challenges among healthcare providers. 

 

“Now that we currently face a pandemic, most healthcare systems struggle to support the volume of data generated by the virtual health approach. Healthcare providers, including hospitals, retail clinics, outpatient facilities, and physicians, must ensure that their IT infrastructures are built to support the range of virtual health services, being delivered today,” said Jason Lim, the country manager of Vertiv Philippines. 

 

To ensure the seamless delivery of virtual health services, Lim listed three things that healthcare providers must consider in ensuring the successful implementation of virtual health technologies. 

 

Build redundancy into the telehealth infrastructure 

Healthcare organizations must ensure that they have dependable internet connection and bandwidth, suitable for the data volume and high-resolution imaging. They also need to establish backup power protection for computers and network apparatus, as well as to consider data sovereignty, data privacy, security, and regulations.  

 

 

Modernize legacy infrastructure 

To support the next generation of computational, storage, and communication capabilities, healthcare organizations may also need to modernize their infrastructures.  

 

As healthcare facilities add hundreds of devices and thousands of sensors to their already overloaded network, it will be vital to assess their existing infrastructure for weak spots that could potentially bring their network down. Many healthcare systems were long overdue for technology updates even before the pandemic. There have also been some inadequacies in management, monitoring, security, and even back up power, which plague the health IT environments.  

 

With the growth of telehealth, there is an opportunity to get the needed funding for upgrading critical infrastructure devices in support of next-generation digital healthcare that delivers increased bandwidth, added security, and added computational, storage, and communications capabilities. 

 

Leverage the power of edge computing 

Innovative digital healthcare technologies and the rapid growth of telehealth is generating large amounts of data, from a variety of sources, and at greater velocity than ever before. Leveraging this data can help healthcare providers gain deep insights that can ultimately improve patient outcomes, boost workforce productivity, and improve the revenue streams for healthcare providers. 

 

By leveraging edge computing, an approach where health IT infrastructure or IT network services closer to where their customers are, healthcare providers will be more equipped to collect, analyze, and secure the influx of telehealth data for making faster, more informed decisions at the point of care. Deploying an edge architecture enables data processing close to the source promoting greater security and efficiency while reducing both cost and strain on bandwidth. 

 

As IT becomes an integral part of today’s new era of telehealth, Vertiv aims to bring together cutting-edge Healthcare Solutions that can help healthcare providers to meet the growing demand for always-on connectivity, while managing security and costs, and do it with fewer resources and tightening budgets.  

 

Vertiv’s Healthcare Solutions also help ensure uninterrupted operations, optimal performance, and scalability of data centers, communication networks, and other critical IT facilities. To learn more about how Vertiv supports the continuity of today’s vital business applications, visit Vertiv.com.  










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5:28 PM

CEBU HOME BUILDERS MEGA YEAR END SALE 2020

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CEBU HOME BUILDERS MEGA YEAR END SALE 2020


The biggest SALE of the year is here! Cebu Home and Builders Centre Mega Year-end Sale offers Mega deals of up to 70% off on great selections from Tile, Bath, Light system, Hardware and a lot more!


This month-long Mega Year-end Sale features special house brands like Malco Lux, Kendo, Cool PPR, Argenta, Alaplana, Luxe, Mulia Tile, Sosuco, Fino Royale, Studio Ceramics, Duragres, Baldocer, El Molino, Fino Tiles, and Cool Bath System. Plus, a Mega Blowout Sale from world class leading brands, Delta and Roca, where customers can save as much as 40%. This much awaited year-end sale is an annual promotional event which runs from November 15 to December 15, 2020 and people look forward to this every year.

(Washing of hands and proper disinfection before entering the store)







Customers can enjoy special discount on UVC Disinfection Lamp when they buy online via our Official website (www.cebuhomebuilders.com). Mega giveaway awaits the lucky winner as Cebu Home and Builders Centre will be giving away special items for customers who will like and share our facebook page.




Being the premier homebuilding and finishing provider in Cebu and the Visayas, Cebu Home Builders Centre continues to delight its customers with the best quality and good product selections that sets them apart from its competition. Visit Cebu Home and Builders Centre branches at Banilad, Mactan, Consolacion, N. Bacalso and Minglanilla, and enjoy these mega year-end savings.

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Enjoy shopping!





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12:47 AM

Zonta Club of Cebu II continues to donate basic necessities to Gasa sa Gugma

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 Zonta Club of Cebu II continues to donate basic necessities to Gasa sa Gugma

 

Zonta Club of Cebu II, headed by Gasa sa Gugma team leader Zn. Asuncion D.P. Tremedal, with the supervision of President Zn. Elena C. Young and Committee Chairperson Zn. Ma. Theresa D. Klepp, bought and prepared varied basic cleaning, laundry and sanitation items for the facility. 

 

The donation is the fourth and the last for 2020. The club had faithfully followed the quarterly schedule of bringing donations, in kind, to Gasa sa Gugma, despite strict quarantine regulations in the first half of the year.




 

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12:09 AM

3-Day Sale at SM Malls

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 Start completing your list of gifts for the season of giving or simply be in awe as jaw dropping sale experience is on your way this weekend at SM Malls, November 13 to 15, 2020.




Get up to 70% off on all selected items plus another 10% discount during the whole day Prestige Friday while SM Advantage Card (SMAC) holders get to enjoy the SMAC Saturday where 10% off your bill applies starting 9AM to 12NN. Meanwhile, Sunday Special gives you 10% off starting 5PM to 7PM. This applies to SM Seaside City Cebu and SM City Consolacion.
Check out SM Seaside City Cebu Official social media platforms during the Great Seaside Sale and get a chance to win e-vouchers that you may use as an additional payment during the 3-Day Sale dates.

Shoppers should be on the lookout for the catalogue posts over SM Seaside City Cebu Official Facebook and download for one to redeem.
As we go to the new normal, always observe social distancing, wear facemask, face shield, and scan the QR code in each store entrance for the contact tracing. #IngatAngatTayongLahat


Happy Shopping!!!!





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12:53 AM

MINISO IS NOW ONLINE

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 Shopping with Miniso is now more fun, safe, and convenient with their multiple online platforms.



Buy Miniso’s everyday essentials through their Call & Shop service where customers nationwide can now call the nearest participating Miniso branch to place their orders. Customers can then pay online using debit or credit cards or via Miniso’s partner payments centers and wait for their items to be delivered. List of participating branches and other details can be access through https://bit.ly/MinisoCallAndShop.

Customers can also check out Miniso’s wide variety of creative and affordable finds through Shopee and Lazada.
Metro Manila residents, on the other hand, can also maximize the use of Miniso’s Facebook Order Form where they can check out Miniso’s latest offerings and conveniently place their orders.
Miniso is also now with Foodpanda categorized under the “Shop” section! Manila based customers can place their orders through the mobile app and get their items delivered fast and easy.
Conveniently shop for your favorite Miniso items now at the comfort of your homes. For more details and updates, check out Miniso Philippines at Facebook and Instagram.



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9:17 AM

CEBU OCEAN PARK IS REOPENING

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 CEBU OCEAN PARK IS REOPENING


After being closed to guests since April, Cebu Ocean Park is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, November 5th. “We are thrilled to welcome our guests back,” said Hitesh Sampat, General Manager of Cebu Ocean Park.

Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience the wonders of wildlife with their families, stroll amongst diverse habitats, take part in fun, educational activities and visit the Park's newest residents: baby bearded dragons, and moray eels, all of whom were born during the lockdown.








Guests are also encouraged to stay connected online by tuning into the park's weekly facebook livestream, which comes with a fun quiz for viewers to test their knowledge.

“At Cebu Ocean Park, we provide a safe and educational experience made for all ages, where they can learn about the magic of animal life.” said Andrea Bruno, the parks's operation's manager. “It might feel different from past visitss but I‘m confident that our Cebu Ocean Park family - guests, staff - will help us make ‘different' feel awesome.”




Cebu Ocean Park will limit visitor capacity and implement health and safety measures recommended by state and local officials to provide a safe environment for humans and animals alike.

The Park's safety measures include:

1.      Mandatory safe distancing measures

2.      Contact Tracing Application: mandatory check in and out of guests

3.      Temperature screenings

4.      Increasing the number of sanitizing stations

5.      Maintaining robust cleaning routines

6.      Mandatory face masks for staff and guests alike

“As Cebu Ocean Park reopens to guests, it's true that we will be faced with a new normal,” said Bruno. “ But, with this, we will be able to showcase our strength, resilience and dedication to the community. Welcome back!”

The Park will open weekly from Thursday to Sunday : 9AM -6PM.




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