Marina Town: A Whole Community in the Heart of Dumaguete!

Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, is known as one of the best places to retire in the Philippines. (see: Top 5 Cities You Would Want to Retire In) But is Dumaguete ready for advanced city living? The Future Is Here! Filinvest, one of the country's most trusted real estate property developers, is the company behind this brilliant concept. Having 60 years of impressive portfolio, expertise, and experience, it is no surprise for them to develop such an idea as this. A Small Community in the City of Gentle People Dumaguete is dubbed as the City of Gentle People due to...

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Finally! A Brain Fitbit That Improves Memory and Slows Down Mental Decline

The Senzeband and Memorie was developed by Neeuro, a company established by a group of entrepreneurs in 2013 who seek to positively impact the world of mental health and wellness. With this innovation, users are now able to keep track of their mental states when presented with a situation. Clients may now also sharpen their minds using the games designed specifically to develop their cognitive abilities.     The Senzeband is a non-invasive device designed like a headband. When worn, it is able to detect your brain waves and translate them into the app. Based on the readings it receives, the...

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Cebuano and Truly Mamugnaon

The young internationally-renowned Cebu-based designer Neil Felipp San Pedro is making a name for himself in the Industrial Design trade. In collaboration with Shangri-la Mactan last Saturday, September 24, he converts the resort-hotel’s hall into a small art exhibit to display his magnum opuses. Mamugnaon, which is a Visayan-Cebuano word for “creative”, justly connotes the artist as revealed by his wonderful clutch collections featured in the Mugna x  Neil Fellip event – the Neil Felipp "Anita", "Antoinette", "Halcyon", "Medusa and Midas", "Persephone", "Simian", "Siren", and "Suzy Wong”. Cebu’s fashion icons and style gurus were welcomed by the artist himself at...

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News Article Gone Awry and Cultural Divisiveness: A Commentary

There is a news article circulating in social media entitled “Davao bans burqas in malls”, which readers (like myself) would assume means that it is now an implemented policy, thus causing serious religious and political debate. Reading the actual article by Inquirer, however has made me very confused as to what it is trying to say. I would have thought that when covering a serious issue like this, a journalist should be aware of the impact it would have on their readers. Title vs. Opening Line “The city government’s public safety office is planning to require Muslim women to take...

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PWC launches scholarship program for the underprivileged: “The Seemingly Hopeless” are our “Hope of the Future”

Striving to get a shoot at saving our young people from drug-related and dysfunctional family problems, the Provincial Women’s Commission’s Paglaum project was launched September 14, 2016 at the provincial capitol a month after it was ratified by the Cebu provincial board. The said scholarship program (which means “hope”) aims to provide for the academic needs of the qualifying beneficiaries who are Cebu province residents male or female as young as 16 to 30 years old who are victims of abuse, illegal drug surrenderers or children of the like, the marginalized, the economically-deprived, as well as the differently-abled who desire...

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8 Local Brands That Definitely Nailed The Style Of Packaging

A poorly packaged product may lead consumers to think that it is of inferior quality. Packaging design in the Philippines is fast becoming competitive because of the ever increasing presence of multinational brands. However, Filipinos in general remains loyal to local brands they have grown up with and an attractive label doesn’t necessarily spell out increased sale. So here's 8 out of the hundreds that stood out among the battle of brands in the Philippines. Manille Liqueur De Calamansi by Destileria Limtuaco A happy discovery of antique stock allowed 162-year-old Destileria Limtuaco & Co. Inc. to create waves with Manille...

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The Inspiring Story of the “Graveyard Dog”

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The Graveyard Dog from Siberia has made rounds online, not only because it touched the hearts of many but also because is taught us a very important lesson about life in general: never give up. The story of the Graveyard Dog was that of a triumphant German shepherd, but it did not seem like that at the very beginning. A photo of the German shepherd went viral if it shows her waiting at the grave of her master. At first look, one would quickly assume that it was mourning the loss of its human. However, there was more to it...

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Picture of Kid Studying Under Streetlights Go Viral

[caption id="attachment_23749" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Luxury Lumabong studying under the streetlights. Photo credit: Brian Parantar[/caption] The picture of a child studying under the streetlights has currently been circulating social media, and has gone viral. Most children these days would prefer playing and gaming with their handheld devices and computers. Not this one kid from Davao. The child in the picture circulating social media is 8-year old Luxury Lumabong. Nagsikap mag-aral yung bata at gumawa nang kanyang assignment sa gilid nang daan na may poste dahil sa kapos at sa hirap niya di rin siya maka bili ng sarili niyang ilaw. May sinabi...

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This Old Man Can Do Wonders with His Hands; His ‘Bahay Kubos’ are Superb

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An old man from Davao has become the subject of many social media posts and blogs after a video of him was posted online. In the video, the old man can be seen doing some sophisticated and complex design of a bahay kubo – a nipa hut that is common in Philippine rural areas. The Facebook page who posted photos of the old man stated that if the netizens are able to make nonsense blogs viral, then it would be easier to make inspiring stories like this old man’s viral too. The old man has been making miniature versions of...

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This Teen’s Viral Comment Against Duterte’s War On Drugs Is Why We Don’t Deserve Nice Things

This comment posted by Nuke GSM garnered so much attention that it became viral, and not because of any good reasons. This is another controversial statement in a sea of opinions regarding Duterte's war on drugs, especially in light of the recent buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of Karen Bordador and Emilio Lim. More about said comment here. Given that there are unverified reports as to this being a case of a poser account and all, still doesn’t change the fact that this is already out there. And again, the Filipino youth are in danger of being labeled...

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8 Safety Tips For PokémonGo Players From The PNP

Earlier this month, wildly popular augmented reality mobile game PokemonGo was released in the Philippines. The game allows players to capture and train Pokémon, and battle it out with other players in their real-time location using GPS. As a result, the number of Pokémon trainers out and about have radically increased within the following days. While there has yet to be any incident involving PokémonGo in the Philippines, the PNP has taken measures to apprise the public concerning security. As a means of ensuring public safety, PNP released through its Public Information Office, 8 safety tips for Pokémon trainers, aiming...

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Nike Combines Tech and Fitness in Unlimited Stadium in BGC

In a stroke of pure genius, Nike encourages people to lead more active lifestyles by combining technology and fitness. Nike challenges people to be fit amidst the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle through its newly-installed Unlimited Stadium. And it’s just in time for the Olympics! The Unlimited Stadium is a pioneer of its kind in Asia. It features a 200-meter running track lined with LED screens. It is shaped as a 100-feet sole print of the Nike Lunar Epic Low Flyknit, one of Nike Running’s latest footwear innovations. What’s unique about Nike’s Unlimited Stadium is that runners are invited to race...

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