Pacsafe opens first flagship store in PH

No matter how long the journey or what destination your travel leads to, one’s safety, including the protection of personal valuables, is and must always be a primary concern. Built on this aspiration by Australian founders Rob Schlipper (CEO) and Magnus McGlashan (President, Sales and Marketing), top travel brand Pacsafe rose to become a nameContinue reading “Pacsafe opens first flagship store in PH”

Abito Series: Road less traveled

His journey to the priesthood took him to many places he’s always dreamed of. Rev. Fr. Marvin P. Borda talks about church heritage, preservation, and why he chose to embrace this vocation   I’ve known him for over 10 years now, growing up in the same town and church community. Looking back, no one expected heContinue reading “Abito Series: Road less traveled”

Make life easier

Life hacks for busy moms It’s not easy to be a mom juggling a full-time job with family life.  Both entail multiple tasks and big responsibilities. When my sisters and I were younger, my mother solely ran our household because my father worked overseas in Saudi Arabia for almost 12 years. But despite having three kids,Continue reading “Make life easier”

Daddy’s little girl

7 cool dads share how they bond with their daughters In a traditional family, the dad is the toughie or disciplinarian while the mom is the softie or nurturer. That is why whenever I see daughters turning to their dads instead for advice or if they have a stronger or closer relationship, it always touchesContinue reading “Daddy’s little girl”

Media and diabetes

The roles of media in diabetes care and awareness Over the years, media has evolved dramatically from print to broadcast (radio and television). Today we have the internet that gives us access to information from unique online news, videos, forums, social networking, instant messaging, online shopping, and games – anytime, anywhere. Media is considered asContinue reading “Media and diabetes”

What success means to me

Filipinos are known for being hospitable, cheerful, positive, hardworking, and patient. That’s why it’s sad to see some Filipinos rushing for priority, showing impatience and rudeness in public places and transportation, traffic, trains, lines, or groceries. When I was younger, I used to be impatient. I got angry easily. I always rush things even myContinue reading “What success means to me”

Plain packaging for tobaccos

WHO urges ban on attractive designs used by cigarette manufacturers as an effective marketing tool to entice smokers The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to call for governments, civil society, and other partners to support the implementation and promotion of the use of plain packaging as a tobacco control measure. According to Dr. Shin Young-soo,Continue reading “Plain packaging for tobaccos”

Novel risk factors for CVD

Depression, night shift may increase cardiovascular risk Depression is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This was stressed  by Dr. Nasser Ghaemi, a professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine during the recent 2nd Experts’ Convergence for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Summit in Manila. When one is depressed, this impacts the entireContinue reading “Novel risk factors for CVD”

Deceptive asian metabolic feature

For the same BMI, slim-looking Asians may have increased metabolic risk compared to Caucasians Looks can be deceiving—many Asians and Asian-Americans may look slim with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, yet they already have increased visceral fats and may have prediabetes or even frank diabetes. Visceral adiposity leads to increased insulinContinue reading “Deceptive asian metabolic feature”