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World Architecture Day Celebrated by United Architects of the Philippines-Makati Chapter with a Walking Tour

World Architecture Day 2017 and World Postcrossing Day 2017 was celebrated by the United Architects of the Philippines-Makati chapter together with stamp , postcard collectors, students and members of the organization.

The walking tour covered the Manila Central Post Office in which started with a short presentation was presented by employees of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST ) and members of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club and Philippine Philatelic Federation.

The tour was in cooperation with WalkwithChan , Intramuros Administration, Escolta Commercial Association Incorporated with some bloggers and photographers who attended the walking tour despite the heavy rains. The event started with registration around past 8:30 am at the PHLPost main lobby.

Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus -Philippine Philatelic Federation ( president) and Phlpost stamp advisory council representative was also there and provided some insights on stamp collecting.

Historical Building and Postal Sytem

Philippine Postal Corporation   The Philippine postal system has a history spanning over 250 years. The first post office was established in the city of Manila in 1767. It was organized under a new postal district of Spain in 1779, encompassing Manila and the entire Philippine archipelago. In 1783, the postal service was organized in the Philippines-overseas mail from the Philippines was conveyed to Europe by Spanish ships via eastbound routes through Mexico. Later on, the postal district was re-established on December 5, 1837. After a year, Manila became known as a leading center of postal services within Asia. Spain joined the Universal Postal Union in 1875, which was announced in the Philippines two years later.

During the Philippine Revolution, President Emilio Aguinaldo ordered the establishment of a postal service to provide postal services to Filipinos during that time. On September 5, 1902, it was organized as a bureau under the Department of Trade (currently known as Department of Trade and Industry) by virtue of Act No. 426, which was passed by the Philippine Commission. The Philippines finally joined the Universal Postal Union in January 1, 1922 as a sovereign entity.

The Manila Central Post Office Building, the center of the Philippine postal services and the headquarters of then-Bureau of Posts, was completed in 1926. It was destroyed during World War II (1945) but was rebuilt in 1946, after the war.

The Manila Central Post Office located at LiwasangBonifacio is a neo-classical building designed by two American architects and a Filipino namely: Ralph Doane, Tomas Mapua, and Juan Marcos de Guzman Arellano. The Post Office Building was considered as the grandest building during its time, and is now considered as one of the dominating landmarks in Metro Manila.

Ms. Arlene Labao-Project Officer for the Philately Collection & Museum Division

Architect Miko Carandang the chapter president was also present and gave certificate of recognition to the resource persons.

sorting of mails and postcards at the second floor of the Philippine Postal Corporation

The author ,Ms. Arlene Labao-Project Officer for the Philately Collection & Museum Division ,  Sir Rey from the Engineering Dept., and PHILPOST Business Lines Department Manager, Sir Max Sta. Maria III during a courtesy call last October 10, 2017 

The highlight of the tour was the pinpointing the historical parts of the post office , architectural details , sorting of mails and sending of letters and postcards.

The walking tour was successful and the organization is looking forward with some projects in cooperation with Philippine Postal Corporation.

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Merck Fertility Awareness Week 2017 at EDSA Shangri-La

 

One out of 10 Filipinos suffer from infertility. This is the pressing result of a quantitative and qualitative 2011 patient study conducted by Synovate International commissioned by Merck Serono Philippines, a bio- pharmaceutical company.

While many couples are having problems with having too many babies, there are a few who are having a problem on how to conceive. The latest medical abstract data about infertility in the Philippines was made available .

 Infertility Problems

Infertility is a multi-layered and complex situation.  There are a lot of issues that are involved for the people living with it, as it spans the biological, emotional, physical, social, financial and psychological aspects of lives and relationships.

Some opt not to share their problems even to their close and immediate family members.

 

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Merck Philippines Awareness Campaign

Since 2013, the local arm of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck Philippines, has been proactive in their fertility awareness campaign.

The campaign is on its fifth year, which is aptly named “Bridging Baby Steps,” aims to continue education on infertility and raise awareness about the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods available in the country through seminars and information dissemination.

“As they say, ‘where there’s life, there’s hope.’ We, at Merck Philippines, understand the heartaches of couples who can’t conceive a child,” said Dess Carta, Sales and Marketing Manager for Fertility for Merck Philippines. “We want to let them know that there are means and ways to combat infertility.”
Learn from the Expert.

World Health Organization 

Infertility is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”

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Dr. Virgilio M. Novero Jr., head of St. Luke’s flagship Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI), said that infertility can be traced to issues affecting both the female and male reproductive systems, and medical conditions that compromises the quality of egg and sperm cells. Other factors that affect a couple’s ability to procreate such as socio-cultural practices, including the marrying age, educational status, professional goals.

The ART of Procreation

Infertility should not be the be-all and end-all for couples, as there are means and ways to this.

One available method for childless couples is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This treatment procedure enables multiplication of ovarian follicles and facilitates egg cell retrieval. During the process, embryos will be formed outside the body of a female patient and will be transferred once the “cultures” are successfully formed. Patients who are suffering from severe sperm deficits, blocked fallopian tubes, unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis, and ovulation disorders can be candidates for this treatment.

With regards to IVF being risky, Dr. Novero shared that the success rate of such procedure has grown tremendously over the past years. He said that about six million children around the world were born via IVF.

To know more about infertility and IVF in the Philippines, visit and register at www.facebook.com/fertilityawarenessphilippines.

5th Fertility Awareness Week 2017

How can we help friends who have difficulty in conceiving? This is the 5th year that Merck Philippines will be having their ” Fertility Awareness Week”. The best way to seek to advise or information is to seek help from the expert or join formal talk about fertility awareness like the upcoming Merck Philippines Bridging Baby Steps Campaign happening on October 21, 2017 Saturday at the Edsa Shangri-La, Garden Ballroom Hall 3 and 4 , Ortigas ,Metro Manila for FREE.

Exciting Dishes and Venue Place at Chilltop, Circulo Verde

Exciting dishes, wonderful venue place and scenic skyscraper would greet any customers that would dine at Chilltop , Circulo Verde in Pasig City. The restaurant just recently opened few months ago.

Chilltop Circulo Verde
Chilltop Circulo Verde

Chilltop had a total sitting capacity of about 150 persons with great function rooms , KTV area in which people could use for private function of just simply chillax !

Skyline
Skyline

Aside from great 180 degree outdoor views of the surrounding cities and skyscraper buildings of nearby Eastwood, Makati and Ortigas areas. Chilltop is also listed under ZomatoPH .

Chill Top
Chill Top , Circulo Verde at nightime

Menus

Chilltop
Rice , Tapa and Egg – TAPSILOG Meal

The garlic rice, tapa is well marinated with egg and vinegar dip. Php 99.00 from 4:00 am to 6:00pm , Php 119 from 6:00pm to 4:00 am .

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rice with mix vegetables and adobo

plain rice with mixed vegetables, adobo is perfect for breakfast , lunch, dinner serve anytime of the day.

Appetizer or Snacks

Chilltop
Nachos with dip

Nachos Sweet is great companion with its own cream cheese with sweet chili sauce- Php 205 ideal between 2 to 3 person sharing.

Chilltop
Deep fried chicharon bulaklak

Deep fried chicharon bulaklak is a great appetizer or finger food , It does not have any rancid smell and is crunchy .

Great companion to Chilltop cocktail mixture, mocktail, zombie chill , beer or soft drinks.  Do not forget that they also have hot coffee and cold coffee.

Chilltop
deep fried flasher squid

Deep Fried Flasher Squid is crunchy and not overly cooked. This comes with vinegar dip and can be shared between 2 to 3 persons. Php 310.00

Chilltop
Hickory Dickory Pork

Hickory Dickory Pork -pork meat is marinated with special sauce and smoked, The meat is tender and the flavor is infused . It also comes with vegetable coleslaw . This is a highly recommended dish . ( Php 254) ideal sharing between 2 to 4 person.

Chilltop
Mexican thin crust pizza

Mexican thin crust pizza topped with sausage, onions, bell pepper and nachos ( Php 285) ideal for sharing between 2 to 4 persons.

Chilltop
Chicken Wings

Marinated chicken wings is also highly recommended and well marinated. Php 250. There is a choice of Spicy, Buffalo, Garlic Soy, Sweet and Spicy.

Amenities

CHilltop Room
KTV room from Chilltop FB page

The best KTV room this side of town which offers scenic riverside and city views in Chill Along Circulo Verde’s Grand KTV Room.

Fits 30 – 35 people with 55” TV and 3 microphones
Php 3000 for 2 hours consumable on food and drinks

3 other KTV rooms also available, Chiller Rooms B,C and D
*Fit 10 – 15 people with 55” TV
*Php 1500 for 2 hours consumable on food and drinks

All KTV rooms serve great tasting food and hippest cocktails from Chill Top Circulo Verde. *Open 24 hours.

For more information on the complete set of menus and latest FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChillTopCirculoVerde/

Note : Prices subject to change without prior notice. Please check prices with the restaurant before visiting or ordering.

Chilltop
Chilltop Circulo Verde

How to Commute

From Cubao , COD or Save More – There are jeepney route which ply Araneta Center, East Wood, Bagumbayan going to Rosario – Php 10.00

Bagumbayan – Php 8.00 per passenger or Php 32 Special

East Wood – Php 8.00 per passenger or Php 32 Special

One can walk from Bagumabayan Arch to Chilltop – walking time is between 10 to 15 minutes.

 

ASEANPEX 2017 from November 4 to 6, 2017

The Philippine chairmanship on the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will be hosting the ASEAN Invitational Philatelic Exhibit (ASEANPEx) 2017 on November 4 to 6, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Aseanpex 2017

ASEANPEx is a showcase of stamps and other philatelic products from the 10 ASEAN countries featuring current issuance, as well as rare and collector’s item stamps. The last ASEANPEx held in the country was in 1996 at the SM Mega Trade Hall in Mandaluyong.

This year’s 3 day exhibit will be carrying the theme ‘Exploring the beauty and diversity of ASEAN culture and tradition”

ASEANPEX2017 will showcase a 200-frame display of rare and winning stamp collections from member countries; lectures on philately; and, interactive booths.

According to the local organizing committee, there will be no entrance fees.

 

There will also a commemorative stamps to be issued to highlight the event

The Philippine stamps has featured the Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), the country’s National flower in the joint commemorative issue.

This strategic collaboration of the member countries postal administration was evident in the ASEAN POST logo displayed on each country’s commemorative stamps which symbolizes peace, friendship and solidarity in the ASEAN community

All stamps shall be released for sale, distribution and exchange by ASEAN member countries. The release of the stamps coincides with the Philippines chairmanship of the ASEAN this year.

PHLPost has printed 80,000 copies of the ASEAN 50th Anniversary stamp featuring the national flower Sampaguita to be sold at P12 each.

Horticulture Oktoberfest 2017 Show

Oktoberfest

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration will be having a 4 day show with the focus on cacti, succulents and ornamental from October 12 to 15, 2017 .

The site will be at the Flower Garden of Hardin ng mga Bulaklak area facing East Avenue .

Join the competition on Dish gardens , Cactus and Succulents,Ornamental,Terrariums  and there will also a commercial trade bazaar with different plant sellers.

For inquiries , Please call 0927-5600140 Ms. Angel

 

EATSILOG : A Neighborhood Eatery

EATSILOG specializes on SILOG, Ihaw and Sizzlers – This neighborhood eatery had a sitting capacity of between 12 to 15 people. This is fairly accessible to tricycle and is near Lianas Supermarket and just few meters from Louella Bakery

EATSILOG
popular menus at EATSILOG

 

EATSILOG had just opened about a week ago within A. Canaynay Avenue, San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque City. All the recipes are from Chef Oen Francisco and his partners Ms. Lexie Go and Mr. Dennis Pangilinan.

Pork Liempo
Pork Liempo

 

They are also planning to expand the menus into pares and soup base items. The pares is not salty and with perfect consistency with lean meat.

EATSILOG
EATSILOG

Menus

LONGSILOG, HOTSILOG , LIEMSILOG, CHICKSILOG,TOCILOG,BARSILOG,PORKCHOPSILOG at Php 79.00

Sizzling – Sizzling Bangus, Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Sizzling Chicken at Php 99

Ihaw-Liempo, Php 120, Chicken Php 90, Pork Barbecue Php 20

Value Meals

Special TAPSILOG Php 85, Sizzling Burger Steak at Php 85 with drinks

They are open to bulk orders and catering services.

Operation : Everyday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm 

Address #17- A. Canaynay Avenue, San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque City

Contact : Chef Oen Francisco 09184939019

9th Collection 2017

Collectors and and toy hobbyists would be happy to know that Collecticon 2017 which is on its 9th year.

collecticon 2017

Hobby at Worx proudly present. Collecticon 2017 this September 16-17, 2017 at SM Megatrade Hall 3. This event is a two day festivity and gathering of collectors and toy enthusiasts. Over 50 booths of our toy sellers and retailers in the Metro. Series of activities that will sure be enjoyed by hobbyist and collectors. Exciting line up of activities which includes (1) Collectors display and exhibit of life size statue (2) Toy auctions (3) Gundam Caravan (4) Artist Alley and many more suprises await you.

For more details kindly visit:

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/officialhobbiworx (Official _ Hobbiworx)

Ticket Price still Php 100.00