Rise Against Hunger Team Up with Foodpanda Philippines Fight Hunger

Rise Against Hunger team up with FoodPanda Philippines and Department of Health . The meal packing event started around 10:00am by Hershey chocolate volunteers and FoodPanda Philippines volunteer group past 2:30pm at the Department of Health compound, near the San Lazaro chapel held last July 20, 2017.

Hershey Chocolate volunteers

FoodPanda is the world’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform, a relevant mobile app for most of us today, while Rise Against Hunger helps a lot of countries fight hunger.

The Philippines have the highest prevalence of food inadequacy among Asia’s ” tiger club” economies’ from 2005 to 2012.

chicken arroz caldo meal packs

RAH Executive Director Jomar Fleras said that their personal mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

media, online writers and foodpanda philippines representative

The meal packaging program event is hosted by the Department of Health Manila Head Office and gathered almost 2,000 meal packs for the indigenous communities in Candelaria, Zambales and Porac, Pampanga provinces.

We are very happy to have been part of the meal packaging program and according to the project coordinator based from Candelaria, Zambales- We have help at least 50 pregnant mothers. They gained weight because of the schedule feeding program.





ICT Innovation Converge 2013 in Calamba, Laguna

2nd Floor Jollibee , Calamba Crossing, Calamba City – Laguna province, Philippines

I left our home somewhere in northern Metro Manila early dawn and took the first MRT trip at around 5:05 am bound for Buendia ( Senator Gil Puyat) station.  Then took a provincial bus going to Santa Cruz , traffic is not heavy  since it was early in the morning .  I finally arrived in SM -Calamba branch past 7:00 am and then walked for a few minutes towards the venue site.


I was warmly greeted by the event organizer , Mr. Mark Anthony Wagan and the rest of the secretariat .  They offered a breakfast meal and we talk for a couple of minutes . Slowly the participants appeared .   I was  worried that with such a wonderful list of topics and speakers,  the tendency of some registrants is to be late or did not physically attend the summit  !

Mr. Mark Anthony Wagan

After the brief introduction , the first speaker was formally introduced to the crowd.

Mr. Eusebio Barrun Jr.

Mr. Eusebio Barrun Jr. is the Mozilla -Philippines country manager from Calamba , Laguna . A Mozilla representative and a ReMo mentor.  He is a graduate of AB Communications from Aquinas University of Legazpi and is currently taking -up Masters in Information Technology Management. He is also a faculty in Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Calamba .

To summarized Mozilla ,The mission which is a non-profit Global organization , Public benefit while its Mission is Choice, Innovation and Participation. In fact there are at least 12 Mozilla country representative .

Mr. Joben Rara

Mr. Joben Rara is currently a technical evangelist at Microsoft promoting the development of modern applications on Window 8. He loves all kinds of technology. He is passionate about the open and standard based web , HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript . When he is not programming code, He is busy programming 3 kids and debugging his pizza and cookie making skills.

Mr. Jobe Rara with the participants 

He also told the crowd that the increasing number of Microsoft users from all parts of the world with 690 million users and still growing !

Mr. Arnie Locsin

Mr. Arnie Locsin introduce to the people the importance of CLOUD Computing – What is  the Cloud ? – An approach to computing that’s about internet scale  and connecting to a variety of devices and end points.

Mr. Randy B. Cabrero

Mr. Randy Cabrero is AVP Optimax Solution System Incorporated which manage groups of IT consultants on infrastructure, data base and Business productivity  .  He also talked on SMART homes and buildings. Energy saving techniques for companies and wide application.

Ms. Patricia Celis

Ms. Patricia B. Celis is the Business Development Manager of IPsystems, and has been in the internet security industry for 7 years. She discussed the Bitdefender anti-virus solution  and Deep Freeze reboot to restore software.

She also cited some Philippine schools and companies that have been partners with Bitdefender like Department of Health , Department of Justice, Technological Institute of the Philippines , Overseases Workers Welfare Administration , West Visayas State University , Asian Terminals Incorporated among others.

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Mr. Paul Tan

Mr. Paul Tan is  system engineer, handling enterprise and commercial accounts with over 20 years in the ICT industry . He discussed the topic: Internet of Everything

Mr. Nikko Almazan

Mr. Nikko Almazan is a Academic Solution Specialist , He graduated from San Beda College -Alabang . He worked for Microsoft for about a year handling Education . He presented the CSR projects of Microsoft and GREEN technologies , Dreamspark Tools, Student Imagine Cup , Students Microsoft partnership program .

Mr. Paul Pajo

Mr. Paul Pajo is a Developer Evangelist of SMART Communication

Apptivism project

Apptivism-This isn’t traditional activism where you can see people carrying banners, posters and congregating in streets .   This isn’t online Hacktivism, of the sort demonstrated by Anonymous. This is something else, passive online activism. Activism on the Internet, through your phone, or TV, or tablet, accessed by a Facebook application or You Tube  .  This is making a social change , such as netizens being active in helping other people in need .

In the era of social media, politics is a different form. Our information is now coming to us unfiltered and uncensored by any agenda, from dozens of sources, and we are actively encouraged to interact, to like or dislike, to shape the news and what comes next.


4th MARPE Health and Wellness Exhibit

poster of the event

Last October 22 , 2010 the Opening Ceremonies as our Special Guest of Honor DOH Usec. Alex Padilla with some of CHIP Officers and Board Members cutting the ribbon to officially start the program.

Front Row L-R:  Dr. Rosario R. Austria, President of Philippine College for the Advancement in Medicine Foundation (PCAM), Albert M.G. Garcia, President of the Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines, Inc. (CHIPI), Department of Health Undersecretary Alexander A. Padilla, Teresa E. Santos, CHIPI Treasurer and  4th Marpé Health Expo Overall Chairperson, Lito M. Abelarde, CHIPI Chairman, Dr. Tito E. Contado, CHIPI VP-Food Supplements, Ms. Evangeline Orejola, CHIPI Trustee.
Back L-R:  Mr. PJ Manalo, Ms. Ma. Concepcion and Jonathan Ong, CHIPI Members, Mr. Leonard Benesa, CHIPI PRO, Mr. Lim Heng Moh of Malaysian Council for Traditional Medicine Industries, Mr. Chaatchavan Pongboriboon of Thailand Herbal Product Association.

CHIPI organized the MARPÉ Health Expo, an annual event held during the Traditional Health Month in October, which aims to promote health and wellness through the use of natural health products and alternative healing therapies. It brings together under one venue the country’s leading brands of consumer products that are produced by member-companies of CHIPI and selected members of allied industry associations who share the common goal of providing our people with safe, reliable and affordable natural health products and healing modalities.

MARPÉ is also an opportunity for the general public to learn about new developments and avail of natural products and services at special discounts and packages and the exhibitors’ way of rewarding their loyal customers for their continued support and patronage.

Aside from providing a venue where companies can interact directly with the public, this event also serves as training ground for new companies in preparation for participation in bigger and more sophisticated overseas trade shows.

The event is supported by the Department of Health (DOH), the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Now on its forth  year, the MARPÉ is being groomed to be an international event and showcase for the Philippine natural, health and wellness industry which is expected to attract buyers from all over the world.

The 4th MARPE Health Expo 2010 is managed by premier events manager and organizer Mildred B. Caballero of Trade Advertising Exhibitions and Conventions international, Inc. (Tradecon, Inc.).

There were over 100 booth selling traditional herbal products to some of the industry well-known brand . Some of the innovative products includes malunggay noodles, herbal chocolate drinks , virgin coconut oil and different organic produce from different parts of the country. Aside from the daily lectures, demonstrations , product samplings and innovative alternative medicine which can boost the industry.

Among the participating member companies in the exhibit are Herbs and Nature Corp., ABS Gen Herbs Int’l Corp., Herbcare Corp., Pascual Laboratories, Whealth Inc., Prosource International, Splash Corp., Philippine Morinda Citrofolia, Inc., Goldware Essential Products Corp., Rainiers Research & Development Institute, Inc., Herbanext, Inc., Northfield Laboratories, Inc. Psalmstre Enterprises, Davenben Ent. Cor., Agri Aqua Network Incorporated  ( AANI)  and YSA Skin Care Corp.

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