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8:10 AM

Filinvest provides free potable water to Typhoon Odette victims in Cebu

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 Filinvest provides free potable water to Typhoon Odette victims in Cebu


Filinvest Land, through its Pusong Filinvest disaster relief program, distributed free potable water to families affected by TY Odette in Cebu. The distribution was done in coordination with the local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management offices of Lapu Lapu City, Talisay City, and Cebu City. 



The heavy rainfall and strong winds carried by Typhoon Odette brought severe devastation to Cebu cutting off access to water and power. Filinvest Land, one of the country’s leading real estate developers and a primary business player in Cebu, heeded the call for aid, particularly the need for clean and drinkable water. Filinvest Land partnered with its sister company FDC Water Utilities, to source potable water from its Water Desalination and Treatment Plants in Mactan and provided this for free to affected families in Cebu. 



“We are grateful to Filinvest for helping Lapu Lapu City during these challenging times. Water is essential, and we are relieved that our people were given potable water for free. Daghang Salamat Pusong FIlinvest,” said Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Ahong Chan. 


Talisay City Mayor Gerald Gullas adds, “Filinvest has always been a good partner of Talisay City. Time and again, they have shown that they care and are ready to help, especially during crisis. Filinvest gave us free vaccines early this year, and now they are back to help us with free water. Thank you, Pusong Filinvest, for being there in our time of need.”


Over 5,000 families are estimated to benefit from the distribution of a total of 200,000 liters of clean and drinkable water that began December 23. 


“Filinvest is Cebuano, and our hearts go out to our fellow Cebuanos who were affected by Typhoon Odette. As soon as we found out that the typhoon damaged water distribution lines, we knew we had to quickly help with the clean water supply. We have water desalination plants in Mactan servicing our resorts and subdivisions, and once reports were in that these plants were operational, we immediately mobilized our Pusong Filinvest relief teams to distribute clean and drinkable water to as many Cebuano families as we can reach, free of charge. We are just happy to help.” said Filinvest Land Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Tristan Las Marias.







About Filinvest Land, Inc. 


Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI), is one of the country’s leading full-range property developers. 


In Cebu, FLI is a joint venture partner of Cebu City for the City Di Mare township project in SRP. It is also a joint venture partner of the Province of Cebu for the Filinvest Cyberzone Cebu projects near IT Park, Cebu City. 


FLI has residential condominium projects In Cebu like Grand Cenia Residences along Arch. Reyes Avenue, Cebu City,  One Oasis Cebu in Kasambagan, Cebu City, and San Remo Oasis and Amalfi Oasis in SRP. FLI also has residential subdivision projects  like Corona Del Mar, in Talisay City, and Futura Homes Mactan, Aldea Del Sol, Sunrise Place, and Seascapes Resort Town in Lapu Lapu City.


FLI’s sister company Chroma Hospitality also operates Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan and Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu. 


For almost 50 years, the company has built a diverse project portfolio spanning the archipelago including large-scale townships: Havila (306 hectares), Timberland Heights (677 hectares) and Manna East (60 hectares) in Rizal, Ciudad de Calamba (350 hectares), City di Mare in Cebu (50 hectares) and Palm Estates in Talisay City (51 hectares). FLI has since built more than 200 residential developments across the country.



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9:50 AM

After Odette hits Lapu-Lapu Cebu

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 This video was taken before and after #odetteph hits our place Lapu-Lapu Cebu, its a bit heart breaking since my whole filming area and mini office was destroyed but still thankful and blessed because me and my family we're safe. 


The video below was taken a few days after the typhoon.

 
 A little update as of December 29,2021, still no electricity in our area. Though some part of Lapu-Lapu had already. Long line in purchasing everything. Still hoping for the best soon, signal is a bit challenging too, just so happy to be able to write this early dawn, because I noticed yesterday that Internet signal is quite good in these hours 1am till 2am 😊.

Update video    


January 1 to 5, 2021
 


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11:11 PM

Landers Superstore members get special deals on CCLEX tie-up

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Landers Superstore members get special deals on  CCLEX tie-up



Great deals await members as Landers Superstore Cebu offers various festive deals for the month of December.


Those who have signed up for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) installation on vehicles can get perks from Landers following their partnership with the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).


The entire month of December, Landers Cebu offers the special Express Deals to those who sign up or renew their Landers membership from December 1 to 31, 2021 using their CCLEX RFID.


These include Free P200 Landers Gift Certificate and 25% off on membership fees or P600 instead of P800. 


They will also get a free Fuel Discount Coupon, which will mean savings of P9 off per liter of Platinum and Silver, and P4 off per liter on diesel.


CCLEX is now installing RFID on vehicles to be able to pass through the 8.9-kilometer expressway. RFID installation is being done in several locations, including Landers Cebu.


Aside from the Landers-CCLEX partnership Express Deals, more surprises await members.


For its Holiday Specials, Landers is offering its members a lot of promo items. The special offers include B1T1, 50% off on selected items and great deals this holiday season.


For members who have busy schedules, they can have the convenience of shopping online.


Shop now and be among the first to enjoy all the great deals from Landers Superstore.



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3:14 PM

mWell, PH’s fastest-growing health app launches a first

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mWell, PH’s fastest-growing health app launches a first

Introducing the mWellness Score, a daily in-app health tracker – for FREE!                                                                             

Since its launch in July 2021, mWell PH, by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (PSE: MPI), continues to be at the forefront of telemedicine providing doctor consultations to Filipinos nationwide as a fully integrated health and wellness mobile app. mWell PH announces another milestone: the mWellness Score-- a personal in-app health tracker.

This breakthrough feature offers users a guide to developing a healthy physical lifestyle for long-term health, without having to spend on extra gadgets or fitness wearables! mWell users can easily generate their daily mWellness Score by simply clicking on the Wellness icon on the app, making it a simple and easy way to help keep fitness and wellness goals attainable.


Once activated, the mWellness score measures exercise, light activity, sedentary behavior and sleep every day using data-driven methods. Scoring consistently above 80 indicates a healthy physical lifestyle and lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.


Actress and host Roxanne Montealegre, who is an mWell PH app user, expressed excitement upon discovering this new feature, “Instead of staying seated when working from home, I can do simple stretches even in front of the laptop. I can also take regular breaks and play with my baby, walk around the garden or create fun dance videos! Taking these simple steps will definitely give me a good mWellness Score!”

No need for a drastic lifestyle change. All it takes are a few tweaks to make space for physical activity and adequate sleep regularly. To make the path to fitness more exciting, mWell users can set personalized goals, or interact with others on the app, making wellness organically part of their lifestyle. They can join the Steps Challenge, take more brisk steps as they increase their daily physical activity and move up the leaderboard. Ranking is based on daily average step count.

Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Chief Finance & Sustainability Officer of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation said mWell is here to provide easy and convenient ways to improve overall health. Cabal-Revilla adds, “Through the mWellness Score, mWell shall empower more people to reduce disease risk and live their best life.”

The mWellness Score was developed in partnership with an award-winning team of doctors and data scientists from Aktivolabs.

Gourab Mukherjee, CEO & Co-Founder of Aktivolabs says, “We at Aktivolabs are committed to support mWell’s mission to transform healthcare delivery in the Philippines. Powered by Aktivolabs, the mWellness Score is a great start to this partnership! Now every Filipino using just a smartphone can make informed lifestyle choices daily to prevent chronic disease and live longer and healthier lives.”


Aside from the mWellness Score, mWell has also made available customized fitness and nutrition programs developed by Olympians and exercise physiologists as well as calorie-controlled recipes created by dietitians and nutritionists.


With the growth of mWell, MPIC Chairman, Manny V. Pangilinan expressed confidence in MPIC group’s newest foray in digital healthcare, “mWell continues to respond to the needs of Filipinos in restoring their health guided by our partner-doctors and improving their overall wellness with help from fitness and nutrition experts.”


“The fully-integrated experience empowers mWell users to be in full control of their health and well-being with just a few clicks, in the comfort of their own home. mWell will be their partner in every stage of their wellness journey,” said MPIC President and CEO Joey Lim.

As it strengthens its wellness offers, mWell continues its mission to restore health through telemedicine. mWell’s growing line-up of partner-doctors includes those from top hospitals such as Makati Medical Center, Cardinal Santos, Asian Hospital and Medical Center De Los Santos Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital and Marikina Valley Medical Center.

It is supported by industry and technology stalwarts, including CareSpan, Telus, LotusFlare, Aktivolabs and active8me and runs on fast secure payments via PayMaya

As part of the MPIC Group, mWell is committed to work towards the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. It also supports the MVP Group’s Gabay Kalusugan advocacy focusing on quality and affordable healthcare.

Download the mWell PH app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Follow mWell on Facebook and mwellph on Instagram for more updates.




ABOUT mWell

mWell, is the health technology platform developed by Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation that offers telemedicine, e-pharmacy, health and wellness programs, e-commerce, among others, in an integrated, tech-based healthcare digital ecosystem. Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, the leading infrastructure investment company in the Philippines with investments in various infrastructure assets including healthcare.



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5:01 PM

Zonta Club of Cebu 1 holds virtual training on gender-based violence for public school teachers in Cordova

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 Zonta Club of Cebu 1 holds virtual training on gender-based violence for public school teachers in Cordova


As part of their campaign for the 18 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Children, Zonta Club of Cebu 1 held a Virtual Training on Gender-based Violence for public school teachers in Cordova municipality.

The virtual training marks the start of the Zonta Club of Cebu 1 campaign for the 18 Days of Activism End Violence Against Women and Girls.

A total of 333 public school teachers joined the online training held on November 25.


Ms. Jane Panganiban, vice president of Zonta Club of Cebu 1, explained that the training is conducted for Cordova teachers upon the request Cordova Mayor Therese P. Sitoy-Cho.

“It widely known that Cordova  is the place where the OSAEC is prevalent (Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children) , therefore educating the Cordova teachers on RA 9262 and other  laws protecting the rights of women and children would help equip the teachers on guiding and protecting their students in Cordova,” Ms. Panganiban said.

The activity was also approved by the Department of Education, she added.


The speakers are Atty. Evelyn T. Nuñez, a practicing CPA Lawyer and a former Children’s Legal Bureau Chairperson and BOD member, BOD member of Feed the Children Phils., People’s Law Enforcement Board; Atty. Joan Dymphna Saniel, a professor of USC School of Law and Governance; and Adesty Dulawan-Ting, clinical supervisor of World Hope International in the Philippines.

Atty. Evelyn Nuñez, a member of the club, said the training is in partnership with World Hope International.

Atty. Nuñez discussed the Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004. Her discussion focused on the salient points of VAWC Act such as parties involved, punishable acts, remedies of the offended party and types of protection orders.

RA 9262 seeks to address the prevalence of violence against women and their children (VAWC) by their intimate partners such as husband or ex-husband; live-in partner or former live-in partner; boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-boyfriend/girlfriend; and dating partner or former dating partner.

Under the law, physical, psychological and sexual violence as well as economic abuse are punishable. Those proven guilty of these  acts would be penalized with imprisonment ranging from one month and one day to a maximum of 20 years.

They will also be required to pay damages ranging from P100,000 to P300,000 and undergo mandatory psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment.



Atty. Saniel discussed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child.

She also discussed two optional protocols that are anchored on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. One is on the involvement of children in armed conflict and the second on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

Atty. Saniel also tackled the salient features of Republic Act 7610 as amended or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination and the relevant provisions of the Cybercrime law. Another topic is the Republic Act 9775 or an Anti-Child Pornography Act.

On the other hand, Ms. Adulawan-Ting discussed the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) and its impact. OSEC is facilitated or takes place through the internet and other related media.

According to Plan International, commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and OSEC remained to be a significant problem in the Philippines. The prevalence of these cases can be traced to the widespread poverty in the country.

Ms. Ting also talked about how to ensure online safety for children.

During the virtual training, the teacher-participants were given pre-test and post-test to determine their understanding of the subject. They will also be given a certificate of attendance.

A study on Online Exploitation of Children in the Philippines conducted by the International Justice Mission in 2019 showed that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used for child sexual exploitation increased from 43 out of every 10,000 in 2014 to 149 of every 10,000 in 2017. 

The Philippines is confirmed as a global hotspot for OSEC as the country received more than eight times as many referrals as any other country during the 2010-2017 baseline period, the study reveals.



On the other hand, the municipality of Cordova has become known as the cyber pornography capital of the Philippines after minor children were rescued by non-government  and law enforcement agencies, according to a study funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



The said children were exploited for the purposes of online pornography, the study found.



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12:01 PM

AGON U28G2X Monitor Promises Immersive 4K Gaming Experience this Holiday Season

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 AGON U28G2X Monitor Promises Immersive 

4K Gaming Experience this Holiday Season




Manila, Philippines 2021 The looming holiday season means long gaming days best spent with exciting and immersive games. That said, AOC Monitors recently released the perfect monitor for it - the 28-inch AGON U28G2X with 4K Ultra HD IPS Panels.


    The AGON U28G2X monitor promises an immersive gaming experience with its 3840x2160 screen resolution and excellent wide viewing angles when connected via its multiple HDMI 2.1 ports. Compared with a FHD panel with a 1920x1080 resolution, it allows users to view almost three times more details onscreen, and in a stunning ultra-crisp visual quality. It’s also equipped with the DisplayHDR400, making your movies and in-game scenarios come to life with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colors. 








There is no compromise in terms of gameplay despite the graphically demanding visuals. The AGON U28G2X monitor’s AMD Freesync Premium feature ensures that its fast 144Hz refresh rate is fully in sync with your processor. When coupled with a 1ms response time, this gaming monitor delivers top-tier gaming performance free from ghosting, motion blurs, and screen tears.


   







 


Design-wise, the monitor certainly does not disappoint. It has extremely narrow bezels that adopt AOC’s 3-sided frameless monitor design. When used in a multi-monitor setup, users can enjoy an elegant and almost-seamless transition between the two screens. The monitor also comes with an ergonomic stand that allows height and angle adjustment, as well as switching orientations. If users opt to use a wall mount, there is no need to worry because the AGON U28G2X monitor is VESA 100x100 compatible.



AOC Monitors, the world’s number one gaming monitor for 2020, has committed itself to cater to the gaming elite. Since the inception of the AGON gaming line in 2016, AOC has been at the forefront of monitor development for the gaming industry, paving the way for the improvement of specifications for the benefit of beginner, casual, and competitive gamers. 


Interested buyers can get the AGON U28G2X monitor for Php 34,200. To get a full list of its features and specifications, visit the AOC Philippines flagship stores at Lazada or Shopee, or any of our authorized gaming partners nationwide. 

 


About Agon:

To match the increasing demand for a competitive edge and top-tier performance, AOC launched Agon – AOC’s specialist gaming monitor brand. Named after the Ancient Greek word for “struggle” or “contest”, the Agon brand represents AOC’s engagement with the world of gaming. In addition to embracing new technologies, we’ve put our money where our mouth is by sponsoring many leading eSports events and teams – actively driving the emergence of gaming as the global profession it has become today. Whether you’re an eSports professional or an aspiring home gamer, Agon’s performance-driven specifications and convenient features will eliminate any obstacle encountered on the path to glory.




About AOC:

Sold in over 120 countries, AOC is a market leader in electronic displays and is positioned to be one of the top global brands in providing the best display technology to users worldwide. With nearly 50 years of experience in market analysis and consumer feedback, AOC is dedicated to designing products that address rising technological trends, as well as the diverse and changing needs of different consumers. Our commitment is emphasized through AOC's slogan: ‘Vision at Heart’ – at AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our hearts. Find out more about AOC at www.aocmonitorap.com 



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12:00 PM

AOC’s Unbeatable AGON PRO Monitors Now Available in the Philippines

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 AOC’s Unbeatable AGON PRO Monitors 

Now Available in the Philippines

 

AOC’s newly launched flagship gaming line AGON PRO is now available to high-end Filipino gamers


Manila, Philippines 2021 ⎯ AOC, the world’s top gaming monitor, launches three new models for professional and enthusiast gamers in the country. Two of the models, the AGON AG254FG and the AGON AG274FZ are part of the AGON 4 Series ⎯ a newly-branded AGON PRO line that’s tailored for professional gamers and esports stars in the global gaming community.




    These newly launched gaming monitors are the “global standard for gamers pursuing victory in esports, rather than those who live the life of a weekend warrior,” says Kevin Wu, the General Manager of MMD Singapore. For this target market, AOC has created a top-end gaming line with ultra-competitive features designed to blow away any competitors.


The impressive AG254FG features a blazingly fast 360Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync anti-tearing technology for stunning eSports visual impact. The AG274FZ, meanwhile, boasts an incredible 260Hz refresh rate and 0.5ms response time built in a larger 27-inch IPS panel. Both models are part of the AGON 4 Series that offers a 1.0ms response time, VESA Display HDR Certification, logo projection, and lighting effects. 




The ‘AGON’ brand is already well established among the gaming elite. Since its inception by AOC in 2016, AGON has been responsible for shaping monitor development in the gaming industry, leading the way and influencing specifications for the benefit of those who will remain Unbeatable, whether professionals or aspiring enthusiast gamers.


Continues, Wu, “The AGON PRO range builds on the already considerable success of our flagship AGON brand. Esports is taking the world by storm, and thousands of new aspiring athletes are flocking to join. Producing ‘benchmark’ monitors for this global community is our ongoing goal and customer satisfaction at the top of our agenda.” 



Here’s an overview of the specifications of the newly released AGON Pro Monitors:


Model

Panel Size

Type

Resolution

Response Time

HDR

SRP

AG254FG 

G-sync

24.5”

IPS

1920x1080@360Hz

1ms

HDR400

Php 40,650

AG274FZ

G-sync Compatible

27”

IPS

1920x1080@260Hz

0.5ms

HDR400

Php 26,200


To get a full list of their features and specifications, visit the AOC Philippines flagship stores at Lazada or Shopee, or any of our authorized gaming partners nationwide.



About Agon:

To match the increasing demand for a competitive edge and top-tier performance, AOC launched Agon – AOC’s specialist gaming monitor brand. Named after the Ancient Greek word for “struggle” or “contest”, the Agon brand represents AOC’s engagement with the world of gaming. In addition to embracing new technologies, we’ve put our money where our mouth is by sponsoring many leading eSports events and teams – actively driving the emergence of gaming as the global profession it has become today. Whether you’re an eSports professional or an aspiring home gamer, Agon’s performance-driven specifications and convenient features will eliminate any obstacle encountered on the path to glory.


About AOC:

Sold in over 120 countries, AOC is a market leader in electronic displays and is positioned to be one of the top global brands in providing the best display technology to users worldwide. With nearly 50 years of experience in market analysis and consumer feedback, AOC is dedicated to designing products that address rising technological trends, as well as the diverse and changing needs of different consumers. Our commitment is emphasized through AOC's slogan: ‘Vision at Heart’ – at AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our heart. Find out more about AOC at www.aocmonitorap.com 




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