Miss Earth Saver Deniece Cornejo meets DOST Ambassador Chris Tiu during the DOST NSTW Press conference

Manila , Philippines  Thousands of  visitors   flocked  at the  World Trade Center, Pasay City,  last July 17 for the 2018 National Science and Technology Week  (NSTW). The event  was  scheduled to run  for (5)  five days  from July 17 until July 21  and this event was also  a treat to  all  S&T enthusiasts, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the lead government agency and host said  last July 12.

Last July 17, DOST  introduced their  first  new  brand  ambassador to the media, Chris Tiu  is the newest ally in promoting  science, technology and  information,  ( STI).  The former basketball superstar turned television host has been appointed as DOST’s  brand ambassador. .

In the press briefing during the opening of the National Science and Technology Week  last  July 17, Tiu pointed out that his role as DOST brand ambassador is to “encourage the youth to love science and convince them to make a career in science.”   “Instead of a becoming a YouTube star or an Instagram sensation, I hope I can channel their energy to focus on loving science and think that science is cool,” he pointed out.

During the press conference, DOST Brand Ambassador, Chris Tiu meets Miss Earth Saver, Deniece Cornejo personally meet each other and talks about on possible projects for collaboration. Ms Cornejo  said that she also supports DOST projects and she  has a first science projects that she is going to launch sometime  nextyear. She also discussed  about the new technology called water turbine wherein the force of the water is being released from the reservoir through the dam spins the blades of a giant turbine. The turbine is connected to the generator that makes electricity as it spins.

After passing through the turbine, the water flows back into the river on the other side of the dam, according to Cornejo and  before  their conversations ends, Chris Tiu  also known as an athlete opens up about the Philippines Sea Games which will be held at some 44 venues spread out in Clark, Manila, Tagaytay, Laguna and Subic when the games are held from November 30 to December 10 2019.

Ms Cornejo told Chris Tiu  that Martial Arts is one of her favorite sports and she is very excited to be part of the  Philippine 2019  30th Sea Games.  Cornejo was recently appointed as an Ambassador for International Martial Arts.

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Deniece Cornejo Miss Earth saver Ambassadress visits N.S.T.W. 2019 in Celebration of science, tech, innovation last July 17 to 21 at WTC Pasay City

The DOST has been staging the NSTW every year to “highlight how science, technology and innovation [STI] play a major part in achieving national development.”

Thousands of visitors  flocked  to the World Trade Center, Pasay City  last July 17 for the 2018 National Science and Technology Week  (NSTW). The event scheduled to run until July 21 will be a treat for S&T enthusiasts, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the lead government agency and host said on July 12.

The DOST has been staging the NSTW every year to “highlight how science, technology and innovation [STI] play a major part in achieving national development.”

In this year’s edition, the week long celebration of STI products and services revolves around the theme “Science for the People: Innovation for Collective Prosperity.”

Miss Earth saver ambassadress, Deniece  Cornejo, visits  NSTW Week   on  its  opening day last July 17 at the Worldtrade Center Pasay City .

Cornejo  met  Secretary  Forutnato   Dela  Pena  during the opening day of NSTW 2019 . She  also visited  the  four clusters  who  featured  interactive displays of technologies developed by DOST and its attached agencies and its partners  together with  several  exhibitors . They are STI at Home, STI in School, STI in Workplace and STI in Marketplace. 

During the event of NSTW   2019,  there were  games and raffles for the guests who may take home some prizes and tokens. It is a  huge celebration of the innovations in products and services, many of which are already being used or commercialized.

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Deniece Cornejo visits the DOST new library for her first science invention

Manila, Philippines   Digitization plays an important role in the preservation of library collection and in efficient delivery of library service.  DOST  library is a repository of scientific knowledge. Researchers, from grade school to post doctorate level, would find an exhaustive list of books, titles and reference in the institution’s state of the art library. They also have an acquisition of e books and they could provide an e copy of selected reference materials like thesis and dissertations. Students would benefit from STII’s services. Plus they have Starbooks, an online platform of database.

Thus, Earth Saver Ambassadress, Deniece Cornejo visited the newly renovated library last July 15, 2019 at the DOST Compound in Taguig City for her first science project invention.  Cornejo met  Director Richard  Burgos ,  Director  Of DOST – STII.  He reiterated to  Ms Cornejo that this new library extension, DOST – STII  will uphold to its mission which is to provide  accurate, relevant and timely Science & Technology  information, promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation  and capacitate its key  stakeholders as partners and advocates in building a Science & Technology culture.  They are also open for library orientation and tour.  He said that  the  newly  renovated  library is open  from Monday  to Friday  ( except  Holidays )  from 8:00am to  5:00pm and it is located inside the compound of DOST Office in Taguig City

Director Burgos invited Ms Cornejo to visit the 5 days activity of  DOST entitlted   “ NSTW  2019 “ at the Worldtrade Center  in  Pasay City.  The theme for this year’ activity  is  “Enabling  Technologies for Sustainable Development”.

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100 Years Of Philippine Cinema

Maligayang panonood mga ka-Pista! #PPP2019

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is commemorating 100 years of cinema in the Philippines on 12 September 2019 through “Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema” as well as the issuance of commemorative stamps by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) entitled “SANDAAN – Celebrating 100 Years of Philippine Cinema”.

PHLPost is releasing stamps, souvenir sheets, and official first-day covers for this monumental celebration. Featured on the stamp is the logo of SANDAAN appearing on a stylized movie ticket, highlighting the dates 1919-2019. The souvenir sheet presents acclaimed director and producer Jose Nepomuceno, considered by many as the “Father of Philippine Movies”. His film Dalagang Bukid was the first Filipino-produced silent film, starring Atang de la Rama and Marcellano Ilagan. Dalagang Bukid was released on 12 September 1919.

The FDCP will lead the year-long celebration of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema, which begins on 12 September 2019 and will culminate on 11 September 2020, per Presidential Proclamation No. 622 Series of 2018.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “100 Years of Philippine Cinema” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.

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Awareness On Cardiovascular Disease

Crown Plaza, Ortigas, September 10, 2019 – Finding the right connection can be the key in preventing and predicting devastating health events like a heart attack. Through its partnership with Zuellig Pharma Corporation, Amgen Philippines Inc aims to help improve awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) with educational initiatives to achieve the goal of changing the way the disease is manged and prevented.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death among the Filipinos.  Knowledge about CVD can influence their adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors. Lack of knowledge and misconceptions about CVD risk can lead to delays in seeking treatment and increased risk for sudden death.  Despite great strides in promoting public health outreach educational programs, survey findings still show that many filipinos have lack of knowledge about heart disease and prevention strategies. A number of factors in addition to weight may contribute to the risk for CVD in this subpopulation, including sedentary lifestyles; high rates of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and other chronic conditions (eg, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia); and socioenvironmental factors .

In the Philippines, there are over 130,000 deaths related to Cardiovascular disease in 2016. CVD is a complex disease with many risk factors that affects how it develops. One such risk is dyslipidemia, which occurs when one has abnormal levels of lipids in the blood. Lipids or fats are essential in providing energy to the cells while cholesterol is vital in the production of hormones and bile acids for healthy digestion.

There are two kinds of cholesterol in the body : “Bad” cholesterol and :good” cholesterol. Elevated bad cholesterol, also known as low density lipoprotein ( LDL-C) in the blood increases a person’s risk of developing atherosclerotic plaque deposits which can block the arteries and lead to a heart attack or stroke. Lowering LDL-C also lowers a person’s chances of developimg CVD.

Simple pairwise correlations showed no significant relationship between CVD knowledge scores (number correct) and overall dietary habits score, background characteristics (age, education, acculturation, and years living in the Philippines ) or physical activity.

For example, the participants with higher CVD knowledge were more likely to “Choose foods labeled low sodium, sodium free, or no salt added.” The knowledge score was not significantly related, using multi variable linear regression, to background characteristics (age, education, acculturation level, years living in the Philippines), BMI, or physical activity.

The standard treatment for lowering LDL-C are stains, but there are cases when statins are not enough. Having access to new and innovative treatments in the management of dyslipidemia can make a difference for patients who are not able to achieve their lipid goals with statin alone.

With the patient at the heart of what we do, Amgen Philippines Inc. and Zuellig Pharma Corporation are committed to improving the lives of patients struggling with dyslipidemia by helping them and their families to take the necessary action to prevent and manage their health risks.

ASTREX (Asian Travel Exchange ) Aims to Connect Philippine Tourism to the World

Over 2,000 travel agents are expected to attend the first Asian Travel Exchange (ASTREX) B2B  this  September 12 to 14, 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel Manila.

A team of travel professionals, event managers, and marketing executives organized the event to showcase the best inbound and outbound travel and tourism services. They have gathered the top 100 global tour operators to conduct product presentations and workshops, which will further educate and inspire the participants.

The organizers want to create a platform for participants to broaden their business networks and create connections among other stakeholders in the industry.

The 3-day event is scheduled as follows:

#AstrexConnect Day 1 – Simultaneous B2B meetings between buyers and sellers will take place throughout the day. A cocktail networking dinner is also scheduled in the evening.
#AstrexConnect Day 2 – B2B meetings will continue during the day, while Fiesta Night will happen in the evening.
#AstrexEngage – Global tour operators will conduct their product presentations on the final day of the event.

Participant categories include:

  • Airline
  • City/Municipal Tourism Board
  • Cruise Company
  • Educational Tour Specialist
  • IT System ProviderMedical Tourism Specialist
  • Mobile Internet Provider
  • National Tourism Association
  • Online Travel Agent
  • Transport Service
  • Themed Park, Hotel and Resort
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Insurance Company
  • Visa Center
  • Other related enterprises

Registration is free! Just register here for interested participants from Manila and foreign countries, and here for provincial participants. Note that only 1,000 slots are allocated for each category.

Details

What: Asia Travel Exchange
Where: Pan Pacific Hotel Manila, Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila
When: September 12-14, 2019
Registration: Free
Contact:  02-936-1463/ 0917-548-7993
Website: asiantravelexchange.com
Facebook: facebook.com/asiantravelexchange

” Every Second Counts” (“Disaster Preparedness & Awareness Film”)

The Big One Could Kill 34,000 in the Philippines

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Baguio on July 16, 1990, I remember that moment, I was in our house in Roxas District Q.C., I was watching a TV by then when I felt that as if every thing around me are swaying. I thought I felt dizzy but when I saw the three (3) story building in front of our house is swaying, I was shocked & very afraid and I sit down for a while & pray to God to please save us. This is a strong earthquake that we felt. After a few seconds it’s gone but the whole Luzon area was affected and there is no electricity. I remember when my brother arrived home, he told us together with my mom that its very hard to take a ride in a jeep or even a taxi because everywhere there is no vehicle that is available so he decided to walk from Recto to Roces Avenue. Everywhere in the street are very dark. This is the earthquake that I remember that has several damages and casualties.

In Baguio City, around 1,600 people were said to have been killed in what is considered the second deadliest earthquake in the world that year (the deadliest struck Iran). Thousands were trapped under rubble and the city was isolated for two days.

The main earthquake lasted for 45 seconds but the damage it wrought on 15 provinces took at least a year to recover from.

IN OUR LIFETIME :

It might be impossible to predict when the next earthquake may occur but scientists can pin down what is called a recurrence interval or the average time span between earthquake occurrences.

For the West Valley Fault, four major earthquakes have been determined to have taken place in the last 1,400 years. It has a recurrence interval of 400 to 500 years. The last major earthquake originating from the fault was recorded in 1658 or 357 years ago.

This means that it may be time soon — perhaps in our lifetime, or that of our children — for another major movement in the fault.

The Philippine archipelago is sandwiched in between two opposite subduction zones — that of the Eurasian Plate (South China Plate) which subducts (is forced under) Luzon along the Manila Trench and that of the Philippine Sea Plate that subducts toward the west along the East Luzon Trench. These zones explain high seismic activity in Luzon.

In a joint study with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Phivolcs looked at 18 earthquake scenarios. The three organizations selected three scenarios for detailed damage analysis: a 7.2-magnitude earthquake from the West Valley Fault, an offshore 7.9-magnitude earthquake from the Manila Trench and a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hitting Manila Bay.

That of the West Valley Fault, a 100-kilometer fault that runs through six cities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is considered the worst-case scenario. This is “The Big One.”

While the strongest earthquake recorded in the country was an offshore magnitude 8.3 earthquake in Mindanao in the 1920s, and certain seismological models predict the possibility of another offshore 8.5-magnitude earthquake, a major West Valley Fault movement could result in a disaster of never-before-seen proportions.

The longer the fault runs, Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. said, the higher the magnitude. And a higher magnitude also means a longer duration.

“The larger the earthquake, the longer the shaking,” he said, adding that a major quake will probably last at least 30 seconds based on a duration magnitude formula.

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake that lasts for at least 30 seconds? If that happens in the West Valley Fault, about 34,000 people may die. That staggering estimate does not take into account the toll from other disasters that may follow, like fires.

VULNERABILITIES

According to the Metropolitan Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS), a 7.2-magnitude earthquake from the West Valley Fault will result in the collapse of 170,000 residential houses and the death of 34,000 people. Another 114,000 individuals will be injured while 340,000 houses will be partly damaged.

At least seven bridges will fall off while 10 percent of public buildings will be heavily damaged.

The 4,615 kilometers of water distribution pipes will suffer 4,000 points of breakage. Thirty kilometers’ worth of electric cables will be cut and 95 kilometers of communication cables will be disconnected. Cellular phone service will be congested and out of use.

Of the structures that will be damaged, those of informal settlers will have a higher damage ratio.

People living in buildings may be trapped inside elevators as electricity fails.

Of the 34,000 people projected to die within an hour of the earthquake, 90 percent will be killed from the pressure of collapsed structures. Some of them will initially survive but will die if they are not immediately rescued.

About 20,000 people will be trapped in damaged buildings and burnt to death. While many of those in informal communities will survive the main quake, a number will die from the fires, which will be triggered by short circuits and leakage from gas tanks.

Several fires will originate from factories, hospitals and kitchens. The scenario, which is assumed to occur at nighttime, predicts the fires will burn 1,710 hectares of land, claiming 18,000 lives.

Ambulances will be unable to get through the streets and bodies will be lined along the road. The scenario is reminiscent of the horrors of Supertyphoon Yolanda — although the study was released back in 2004.

The destruction, together with the losses that the economy will suffer, will constitute a national crisis, the study said.

A GRIM PICTURE

When the Big One strikes, it will be felt this way.

Movement will start along the fault, several kilometres below the ground. It will move horizontally and will cause vibration or shaking, Solidum said.

At Intensity 8, which will be felt in Metro Manila and possibly Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite, people will find it difficult to remain standing. Buildings and houses will suffer heavy damage, especially those not constructed to withstand earthquakes.

There will be many aftershocks and this will last for a week or so. The aftershocks may number hundreds or thousands but only structures already weakened by the main earthquake will be further damaged.

There will be landslides and, especially near the fault, there will be permanent changes in the landscape as the quake ruptures the ground.

The study paints a grim picture, of people feeling a sudden jolt and then the shaking of the ground.

“You fall to the ground, unable to keep standing. You hear a booming sound. You hear screams from people inside their homes. You hear breaking glasses. Telephone and power poles sway violently. Then the power goes off. In front of you, the village road is heaving, as if you are riding waves. The strong ground shaking goes on for 50 seconds. It is the longest 50 seconds of your life,” the text says.

It tells of the panic and confusion that will follow, of being cut off from the rest of the country and living in open spaces.

But it also serves as a great reminder of the need to be prepared and for authorities to improve risk reduction and management systems. Today, MMDA and thousands of participating groups used to hold the largest earthquake drill in preparation for coming of The Big One.

Let’s pray that if The Big One comes, all of us in the world are prepared and knows what to do in order to save ourselves from this catastrophe.

This movie ” Every Second Counts” will play the important role to us on how to deal and be prepared when ” The Big One” comes.

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#TheBigOneComing
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PPP3 GRAND FANCON LAST AUG. 31, 2019 @ SMX MOA PASAY CITY

This year promises yet another rich lineup of Filipino films in the 3rd  Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino this 2019. But before seeing the stars in the big screen, Fans got a chance to met them in person at the PPP Grand FanCon @ SMX MOA Pasay City.

Photo: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Facebook page

The PPP3 Grand Fancon now on its 3rd year happened last  August 31  from 9AM to 10PM at the SMX Convention Center. It was a very busy and exciting day filled with fun activities and had a chanced to meet and greet the big stars of PPP, plus several surprise guests!

There was a concert that took place featuring your favorite musicians. Folk-pop act Ben&Ben, who had taken part in this year’s PPP through the film LSS,  and also got up at the stage and play for the attendees.

There were also  500 Festival Passes that  you can get for free from the games and challenges at the event. With each pass, you can watch all ten movies from this year’s PPP film festival. The first 100 attendees who passed these challenges upon entry will automatically receive the passes!

For more information, check out the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Facebook page.

SEAG VOLUNTEER PROGRAM GETS BOOST FROM TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, 25 PARTNER INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM SUBIC CLARK CLUSTER

The bayanihan spirit was definitely very much alive during the Volunteer Program Launch for the Subic-Clark cluster as hundreds of volunteers trooped to the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark to show their unwavering support for the 30th SEA games.

The resonating loud chants and cheers from the audience saying “I Volunteer” captured the strong passion and power of the volunteers present during the event.

With less than 100 days to go before the main event, the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) gets additional boost from twenty five (25) partner institutions, consisting of universities and colleges, provincial government and business group.

Philippine Sports Commission Chair William “Butch” Ramirez, Senator Francis Tolentino, Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda and Zambales Representative Cheryl Deloso-Montalla (2nd district), Capas Tarlac Mayor Rey Catacutan, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Senior Deputy Administrator for Support Services Mon Agregado and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President Noel Manankil were present to show their support and motivate the volunteers.

The partner institutions that declared support for the SEA games volunteer program include: Columban College Inc, Mondriaan Aura College,Lyceum of Subic Bay, Gordon College, Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, Subic Bay Colleges Inc, President Ramon Magsaysay State University, St Joseph College, City College of Angeles, Clark College of Science & Technology, Gentry International School, Jocson College, Mabalacat City College, Our Lady of Fatima, Philippine State College of Aeronautics, Ifugao State University, Pangasinan State University, Holy Angel University, Angeles University Foundation, Systems Plus College Foundation, Tarlac State University, Colegio De Sebastian,Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Provincial Government of Tarlac.

The Philippine Sports Commission Chair William “Butch” Ramirez and Senator Francis Tolentino gave inspiring words to commend the volunteers as well as the partner institutions for showing their commitment and support for the success of the SEA games.

During the launch, Senator Tolentino asserted, “Regardless of gender, race, or religion, we will uphold the virtue of unity and nationalism for us to come together as one.”

“We must work together for us to win as one. I VOLUNTEER!” Tolentino said as he joined the PHISGOC team and volunteers on stage during the reciting of the manifesto of support.

Chris Tiu, Deputy Director of Volunteer Program and former PBA player, led hundreds of volunteers from different parts of Luzon, as they recited their pledge of support for the SEA games and to serve the country as well.

“I believe in the power of unity and camaraderie, in unity there is greater strength and bigger potential to succeed,” the manifesto reads.

“I know that We is bigger than I. Together we can overcome the challenges. We will win as one.” the volunteers recited. The Subic and Clark volunteers will begin their volunteers’ program training at the ASEAN Convention Center after their cluster launch.

Over 1,000 volunteers from partner institutions and online applicants are expected to join the first ever training to prepare them for the biggest, most-viewed, and best hosted SEA Games.

The Volunteers Program has provided a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for students, teachers, persons with disabilities, professionals and even retirees to share their time and talent for a worthy cause –to ensure the success of the SEA games and to serve the country and make Filipinos proud.