October 31, 2014

Boracay Water installs drinking fountains in the Island


Boracay Water, in support of good health and tourism, recently installed drinking fountains in several of the most accessed places in Boracay to provide clean, safe, potable water to residents and tourists.

Ben Manosca, general manager of Boracay Water said that this project highlights the company’s dedication to make potable water accessible and readily available for everyone. 

“In doing this, we would like to protect tourist and residents from water borne diseases and other potential health challenges as the Island braces itself for bigger economic and tourism potential,” added Manosca.

As part of the company’s Lingap Drinking Fountain Project, three drinking fountains were installed in D’Mall, Cagban Jetty Port, and D’Talipapa.

Visitors and locals of the Island enjoying refreshing water from
Boracay Water’s newly- installed drinking fountains.

This project was made possible in cooperation with the Manila Water Foundation, Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Inc.- Boracay Chapter, Sunshine Inns, Inc., Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, and the Provincial Government of Aklan.

Boracay Water, a company formed through the partnership of Manila Water and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority in 2009, provides water and used water services in Boracay, Malay, Aklan, particularly in its three barangays – Manoc-manoc, Balabag, and Yapak.

WD expands surveillance-class hard drive line

WD Purple™ Now Shipping in 6 TB Capacities to Excel in IoT “fog” Surveillance Environments 

WD®, a Western Digital company and storage industry leader, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Purple™ line of 3.5-inch hard drives for video surveillance applications, with the release of the 6 TB capacity.



Video surveillance is a highly data-rich application within the “Internet of Things (IoT)” ecosystem. WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras.

Available today, WD Purple hard drives are being offered in capacities from 1 TB up to 6 TB.

“Video surveillance has long been a pioneering Internet-of-Things application. Driven by machine-to-machine interaction between high-resolution, high-bit-rate video cameras and high-capacity surveillance video recorders, IoT applications bring access and big data analytics to improve user’s security,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s Storage Technology group. “WD Purple 6 TB drives enable innovation in this fast growing market.” 

WD Purple hard drives are equipped with exclusive WD technologies, including:

- AllFrame™ - In conjunction with ATA streaming, AllFrame reduces video frame loss, improves playback and increases the number of drive bays supported. WD Purple includes exclusive firmware enhancements that enable improved playback and minimize interruptions within a surveillance system.

- IntelliSeek™ Technology - With low power consumption playing a crucial role in high-temperature always-on surveillance environments, IntelliSeek™ technology calculates the optimum seek speeds for the system workload, enabling lower power consumption and reducing noise and vibration.

Engineered for Compatibility

Built for seamless integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to surveillance-class standards and are compatible with industry-leading chassis and chip-sets. First introduced in February 2014 with the launch of WD Purple, WD worked closely with surveillance partners to develop a proprietary benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in surveillance systems. Tests of WD Purple hard drives indicate superior performance to competitive surveillance-class brands of storage, especially as cameras, channel count and workloads increase. A special Compatibility Selector is available to assist customers with surveillance drive selection at: http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1210.

Price and Availability 

Shipping now through select distributors and resellers, WD Purple surveillance-class hard drives are now available from 1 TB to 6 TB capacities and covered by a three-year limited warranty. MSRP for the 3.5-inch 6 TB drive, model #: (WD60PURX) is Php14,950 and available at Ubertech Technologies Incorporated.

Additional information about WD Purple hard drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company website at http://products.wd.com/wdpurple.

Exciting surprises for moms! You can now experience EASY-PALIT FOR BABY WITH HUGGIES DRY PANTS and get a chance to win up to 1 year’s supply of Huggies Dry Pants!


After you've made it through the excitement of labor and delivery, and you're ready to begin life with your baby. When your baby learns to move around – crawling, standing, walking, playing -- the entire diaper-changing experience also changes. As the baby becomes more active, changing time becomes an unpleasant experience for him as he kicks and turns around, eager to go back to playtime, which may result to diaper’s poor fit. Not an enjoyable experience for your baby, right? And we know you don’t want your baby having a hard time. Good thing there’s now a diaper designed for your active and playful baby.

You can now experience  EASY-PALIT FOR BABY WITH HUGGIES DRY PANTS.

You always keep a careful eye on your little one’s changing needs because you want what’s best for your baby. 

With the new Huggies Dry Pants, there is now a faster, more convenient and hassle-free way to change diapers — one that is easier and more comfortable for your baby!

Convenient for babies

With the soft, all-around elastic waistband of Huggies Dry Pants, babies no longer need to be interrupted during their playtime to be laid down uncomfortably as moms change their diapers. Huggies Dry Pants makes diaper changing as easy as 1, 2, 3: left foot in, right foot in, and pull up!


Easy-palit for baby, Easy na sa bulsa

By simply adding less than P1.00 to the price of your current taped diaper, your babies can now experience easier diaper change and uninterrupted playtime. You’re also assured of ―saktong fit‖ and even up to 10-hour dryness with the new Huggies Dry Pants. Now, that’s real value for money! Easy-palit for baby, easy na sa bulsa for mommies!

With the new Huggies Dry Pants, both babies and mommies can say goodbye to tedious diaper changing and say hello to the convenience of easy-palit. Step, step, up with new Huggies Dry Pants!

* SRP / piece of Huggies Dry Pants Large 36s at P8.52

Step into the world of Huggies Dry Pants

Huggies Dry Pants has a lot of exciting surprises for moms! Until the end of the year, Huggies is giving away free samples so babies can enjoy the easy-palit experience. Moms can visit the Huggies PH Facebook page, select supermarkets, and various baby fairs to get their free sample!

Mommies who have already tried Huggies Dry Pants can also register via www.pants.huggies.com.ph to talk about their Huggies Dry Pants experience and even get a chance to win up to 1 year’s supply of Huggies Dry Pants.
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Moms now also have the chance to show the world how cute and kulit their baby can be – happy with their new Huggies Dry Pants! They simply have to join the Huggies Dry Pants Step Up Dance Showdown (www.bit.ly/HDPDanceShowdown). 


Winning entries will get 1 year’s supply of Huggies Dry Pants and will be featured in the Huggies Step Step Up music video.

For more details, please visit www.huggies.com.ph or like Huggies PH on Facebook.

October 30, 2014

DepEd, DPWH to construct 1,500 classrooms with PAGCOR funds Manila


The Department of Education (DepEd) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the construction of around 1,500 classrooms worth P2B. 

“Our vision is to be a pillar of national development in investing in education. Over the past years, PAGCOR has made substantial changes to ensure that part of vision is really implemented,” DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said.

Luistro expressed his gratitude to the agencies that continue to help in ensuring that “Filipino students get what they deserve.” He said, “We want to thank PAGCOR for being the biggest and most consistent partner in substantially investing in education, and DPWH for ensuring that school buildings will have building integrity.” 

Classrooms are the most basic social infrastructure that we should continue to provide all over the country,” DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson said. He added that DPWH will deliver their commitment in building classrooms that are safe and beneficial for the students. 

PAGCOR Chairman Cristino Naguiat, Jr. said, “Kami ay nagagalak na kami ay kabahagi kami ng DepEd para sa aming project na “Matuwid na Daan para sa Paaraalan.” Naguiat reiterated PAGCOR’s commitment in the continued delivery of education to the learners. 

He said that PAGCOR believes that the future of the country lies in the youth. “The classrooms we are going to build are for them. Tuluy-tuloy po ang ating pagtulong sa DepEd. Hindi po tayo nagtatapos dito. Makakaasa po kayo na may karagdagan pa ito—either sa school buildings or computers. Let us work together for the dreams of our youth to be realized.” 

The classrooms to be built will be constructed by DPHW in accordance to the “build-back better” design with specific PAGCOR design elements. PAGCOR shall designate certain locations based on DepEd’s data on classroom needs which will be prioritized for the construction of classrooms.

'Wanderlust' photography exhibition at Water Dragon Gallery

"Branching Out"
Writer/ curator Giselle P. Kasilag combines her twin passions for travel and photography in her first solo exhibition dubbed "Wanderlust: Windows to Asia." Featuring 40 photographs, the exhibit opens on November 13, 2014 -- which is also Kasilag's 40th birthday -- at the Water Dragon Gallery of the Yuchengco Museum.

"Master and Commander"

"Wanderlust" showcases photographs Kasilag has taken on her trips to various places in Asia, including South Korea, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the Philippines. Her favorite subjects include architecture, especially windows and staircases, as well as street scenes and nature views.

"I like anything that can serve as a portal into another world. I enjoy it when I come across things that are different but still strangely familiar, or so familiar but vaguely different," says Kasilag.

Through her photographs, she hopes others can join her in discovering the extraordinary in the everyday.

Kasilag became a journalist because she wanted to be the person who visits far-off places and gets to write about them for other people's benefit. Back then, she would find herself in a different Philippine city almost every weekend, listing down names of places she could barely pronounce and trying out every food and activity that each one offered. 

"Sign in Blue"
For her, wandering became a career. 

In recent years, she rediscovered her love affair with the camera which provided her with the best excuse to travel. Her photographs were shown in New York as part of the 2013 event entitled "The Story of Creative." Another piece was projected onto the side of a building in Long Island as part of the "Creatives Rising" event held in the same year. In July 2014, her photograph was shown on electronic billboards covering an entire building in Times Square, New York. 

"Pigeonhole"
When not taking photographs or travelling, Kasilag produces and curates exhibits for Project Art, a company she co-owns and runs. She also writes for different publications. 
"Spiral Orange"

The Yuchengco Museum is located at the RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue corner Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries, call (+632) 889-1234 or (+63)917-5631008.)


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