Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

WORLDBEX 2020 Launches First-Ever Philippine Garden Festival

WORLDBEX 2020 Launches First-Ever Philippine Garden Festival

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

More than ever, urbanization is rapidly transforming once peripheral cities into bustling centers. While surely a mark of progress, the issue of livability comes to the fore when considering the negative impacts and challenges posed by such advancements. Among these include pollution, environmental degradation, and the increasing loss of open spaces.

In light of these concerns, the Philippine World Building and Construction Expo (WORLDBEX), which is set to return this March for its 25th installment, has partnered with the Landscape Contractors and Industry Specialists Association of the Philippines (LaCISAP) to host the very first Philippine Garden Festival. The newest highlight of the highly-anticipated WORLDBEX, the 1st Philippine Garden Festival shall feature a sprawling display of lush, locally-inspired landscape vignettes at the PICC courtyard by some of the country’s most renowned landscape architects.

Zen Garden by Paulo Alcazaren

The multi-hyphenate Paulo Alcazaren apprenticed for renowned architects Cesar Concio and Felipe Mendoza, while he was still a student at the UP Diliman. He also had a brief stint under National Artist IP Santos before he established his own practice. In 2015, he received the Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining Award for Architecture and The Allied Arts and the NCCA’s Haligi ng Dangal Award in 2018 for the Iloilo Esplanade. Apart from his designs, Alcazaren’s body of work includes several books and publications on urban planning, history, and architectural photography. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of BluPrint Magazine in the Philippines for more than a decade. With his manifold roles, it would be interesting to see how he integrates his diverse experiences in landscape architecture.

Vertical Garden by Efren Aurelio

The idyllic coastal area of the southern part of the metro was a great influence to the design sensibilities of Efren Aurelio. Armed with extensive global exposure from his experience in Singaporean and Hong Kong firms, he brings with him expertise and valuable experience to enrich the local practice. According to Aurelio, the industry’s notion about landscape architecture being a mere aesthetic component is starting to change. Because of their in-depth knowledge about the potentials of a given terrain, professional landscape architects now become a crucial part of the initial design team. Some of his most notable projects include the Greenbelt Park by Ayala Land and The Zuellig Building in Makati City.

Indoor Garden by Mary Ann Espina

Inspired by the principles of the Zen Garden, the aphorism “form follows function” is the most important design detail in the creations of Mary Ann Espina. She first earned her architecture degree from the University of San Carlos, before taking up Landscape Architecture at the University of the Philippines in Diliman (UP Diliman). She went on to pursue higher education at the University of Massachusetts. Known for landscapes that are both reflective and expressive, she puts importance to how design will enrich the lives of those who will interact with the space. Her personal style leans towards Tropical and modern Filipino designs. In 2003, Espina received the distinction of the Most Outstanding Landscape Architect.

Healing Garden by Horacio Dimanlig

Horacio Dimanlig is never a fan of the ostentatious. Always the practical over the pretentious, design becomes a narrative that extends beyond just the aesthetics—an approach that provides a fitting solution to issues that surround the relationship between man and nature. More than a philosophy, his dictum “design with nature, design for people” is also his legacy as he strives to embody the idea in all his works. By displaying mastery over the elements acquired through many years of professional practice, Dimanlig educates the public on the role of Landscape Architecture in shaping societies and the importance of seeking the services of a professional.

Water Garden by Vic Dul-Loog

In 2003, Vic Dul-loog was appointed the managing partner for landscape architectural firm, SGS Designs. The UP Diliman alumnus says his designs are always in accord with the laws of nature which is why he opts to use the latest materials and construction methods to “reclaim what was lost and protect what is left.” As evidenced by his many projects, Dul-loog continues to spearhead the firm in enhancing both indoor and outdoor spaces. Recently, SGS Designs received an award from the International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia Pacific Region for its notable work on the National River Park Corridor in New Clark City.

Play Garden by Cecilia Herras-Tence

In 2017, Cecilia Herras-Tence received the Award of Merit for Leisure Spaces at the GantimPALA awards for excellence in Philippine Landscape Architecture. Her work on Munting Paraiso Resort in Negros Oriental showcased her skillful manipulation of outdoor spaces. Her tireless efforts to promote the importance of the practice in the country earned her the GantimPALA Vanguard Award for regulation of the profession in 2018. Herras-Tence is currently the alternate chairperson of the CPD Council for Landscape Architecture. It comes as no surprise that Herras-Tence has been tapped as one of the esteemed practitioners to manifest her visions for the Festival.

Organized by Worldbex Services International, the 25th Philippine Building and Construction Expo or simply WORLDBEX 2020 is happening on March 18 to 22, 2020 from 10:00am to 7:00pm at three mega venues: World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM), SMX Convention Center Manila and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). For more information, call (02) 8656-92-39 or email inquire@worldbexevents.com. Interested attendees can pre-register now at www.worldbex.com and follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram.

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

“Godzilla Vs. Kong” Official Trailer Promises Battle For The Ages

We surely miss these gigantic scenes. Now "Godzilla vs. Kong," coming soon to Philippine cinemas this year!

Taguig Readies Covid-19 Vaccine Program

Some 716 vaccinators are ready to implement Taguig City's Covid-19 vaccination program once the jabs become available.

554 Agusan Sur Residents Get Aid From Go

Some residents affected by Tropical Vicky in Agusan del Sur receive food assistance from Senator Bong Go.

Pangasinan Town Fisherfolk Get Cash, Food Aid

DA and BFAR extend food and cash to support the 300 Pangasinan fisherfolk.

PH Negotiating With 25 Covid-19 Vaccine Developers

Among the 25 vaccine developers, there are 19 that have expressed interest to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

WHO Reports Surge In Coronavirus Deaths Last Week

Over 93,000 people died from Covid-19 just last week.

SMC Extends Free Toll To Medical Frontliners On Skyway Stage 3

Wow! Extended pa ang pa-free toll ng SMC para sa mga medical frontliners!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Entertainment

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

“Godzilla Vs. Kong” Official Trailer Promises Battle For The Ages

We surely miss these gigantic scenes. Now "Godzilla vs. Kong," coming soon to Philippine cinemas this year!

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Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

Borongan City Eyes 90K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Borongan Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda said the city plans to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine, hoping to be included in the second batch of procurement.

IATF To Operationalize Inclusion Of Soldiers, Police’s Families

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured soldiers and police that government will also prioritize their families in the free vaccination drive.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Over 421K OFWs Served Via ‘Hatid Tulong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) transports stranded OFWs in Metro Manila back to their provinces by the ‘Hatid Tulong’ government program.

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.