Medical insurance in the Philippines seems to be taking a more commercial hold in that it has become more available for every Filipino via the government’s HMO called PhilHealth as well as private institutions making their services more affordable. But with all things considered, one of the sectors that we need to give a more customized health benefit experience to might be those in the sports industry.
Injury. Injury is a key concern that is always present in any sport. Although it is more common in contact sports, even non-contact sports makes the human body vulnerable to a multitude of injuries like Achilles tendinitis, shin splits, or runner’s knee among other things. Injury to professional athletes is real and is very common which leads us to believe that they should be afforded occupational insurance.
But this coverage only recently saw better attention from Philippine legislation. In 2013, the Senate Bill 3322 was passed giving retirement, health care and death benefits to athletes in honor of their contributions to the country, specifically if they had won championships in international sports competitions. It’s a good start but even its death & medical insurance coverage is very limited in that local sports stars that never leave the country might never enjoy these benefits.
Take the PBA for example, the league that has been a sports staple that almost ritualistically inculcates every Filipino into the culture so in love with basketball. Only very rarely are players drafted (Team Gilas) into international events and even so, Gilas is only representative of a small fraction of the complete roster of league players.
As far as being able to provide coverage to athletes in their prime, private organizations providing non-specific insurances are afforded to them. Some international special risk providers like Sutton actually provides professional sports insurance for athlete in Europe and North Americas.
Remember how Michael Christian Martinez, winner of 19 international medals for skating, got little to no help from the government in representing the Philippines? It’s high time we put a stop to that. For a culture so deeply in love with sports, I take it it’s time we gave our athletes not only more attention, but more helpful action not just from the sidelines but also through practical and comprehensive bills that provide extensive medical insurance, financial benefits, and talent growth opportunities.
Top pre need companies in the Philippines know no faces and caters to all. Their service is catered to anyone: whether they are rich, poor, or even celebrities here in the Philippines.
The Philippines’ show business has always been full of issues and controversies. By nature and for some, it is this issue that makes it entertaining in the first place. Some find pleasure in nosing around the lives of the celebrities. What is their relationship with their co-stars? How do they get along with their family members? Other hobbies? Recent whereabouts? Filipinos have a certain level of obsession for their idols.
Fans have also contributed big to how the scene is today. If you ever been on the Facebook pages of the biggest networks in the country, you might be familiar with how the comment section work. Celebrity fans on Twitter, even go on trend fights just to put their idols on top of the local trending hash tags.
But being a celebrity doesn’t make people immortal. Even the most popular or brightest celebrity will one day die and will surely need help from top pre need companies in the Philippines.
In recent memory, there have been several celebrity deaths in the international scene that shocked the world. Their deaths were gauged differently by the public. For example, Paul Walker’s death is seen as shocking as he has become one of the familiar faces from the Fast & Furious franchise and, at the age of 40, dies an ironic vehicle-related death. Heath Ledger who dies at 28 came out as a shock as well as it is there where stories surrounding his portrayal of the joker was rumored to have caused his death.
In the Philippine show business, we also have our own share of shocking celebrity deaths. The following are just some of them:
Even at the age of 82 years old, the death of the Master Showman, German Moreno took everyone by surprise like a thief at night. Moreno died from a cardiac arrest last January 8, 2016 at 3:20am. What made his death shocking is that Moreno is a very prominent figure in the Philippine show business and responsible for making some of the biggest starts of his time, and even of recent era.
Arvin Jimenez or Tado Jimenez is a comedian and actor that has been primarily known for his offbeat TV program Brewrats. What made his death shocking is that he died of a tragic accident. Jimenez died on February 7, 2014 in a bus accident in Bontoc, Mountain Province. He is one of the 14 people who died on the spot because of the incident. Jimenez was 39.
Dorothy Acueza Jones or most popularly known as Nida Blanca is a popular actress in the Philippine TV and cinema. She has starred for over 160 movies and 14 TV shows. During her 50 year career as an actress, she has also received countless awards and even hailed as one of the best actresses of all time in the Philippines.
On November 7, 2001, the actress was found dead on her condo. According to forensics, the actress was stabbed and murdered. The court never comes up with a decision on Blanca’s case and the main suspect for her murder died in jail. This turn of events makes Nida Blanca’s death not just shocking but controversial as well.
These are just some of the celebrity deaths in the Phillippine show business that shows that no glory or fame or top pre need company can save you from the hands of death. Yes, we have all our own journeys in the face of the earth but at the end of it all, we will all walk the same round.
Cavite is a province with on a steady verge of urbanization which makes homeowners like you want move to one of the locations in the country where you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Aside from this, the region’s close proximity to the Metro is one factor that makes it all the more attractive.
One thing that you consider when moving to both a city and a province such as Cavite is its abundance of industrial parks. This community is built to make the physical, social and economic well-being of its residents a lot better. Here are four reasons why these kinds of parks are more significant than you think:
It builds communities
Neighborhood parks can also be a way to bond. Instead of being engrossed in technology almost 24/7, how about spending some time in that mini-golf course? Take a walk. Talk with your neighbors. One of the objectives of industrial parks is to increase community value by involving the young people in recreational activities and letting the adults live out their civic duties. The “eco” in eco-industrial parks doesn’t only mean a greener environment; it also stands for ecology which aims to balance the relations of residents with one another.
It prevents pollution
Pollution, unfortunately, is rampant in cities because of the huge concentration of population, converging industries and massive consumption of energy but with the emergence of eco-industrial parks, cities can now rise above this negative perception.
There are eco-industrial parks in Cavite where planting strips and wastewater treatments are being implemented. Who says you can’t enjoy modern living in the comfort of a healthy and green environment?
It promotes physical activities
Being regularly involved in physical activities is one way to live a longer and healthier life. Want to combat health conditions and diseases? Go for a round in the badminton court or go on a run around the vicinity. There are a lot of activities you can engage in especially in industrial parks that are built to sustain an entire town.
It increases economic value
The growth brought about by technology used in industrial parks opens opportunities for job hunters, improves the overall local productivity within the neighborhood and maintains a healthy, competitive environment. Another factor that relates industrial parks and economic growth is the number of investors that put money into such establishments simply because it boasts of a stable and consistent operating environment. In addition to this, investing in an industrial park poses transparency when it comes to laws, rules and regulations, and tax! Talk about an investment worth taking.
Engaging and nurturing―these are words that best describe when you live in, or near, an eco-industrial park in Cavite. It’s an exceptional place where you can promote modernization without causing adverse effects to nature!
What better way to start your year right than to invest in a house and lot for sale in Lapu-Lapu City? This first class, highly urbanized municipality in the island of Cebu can be your first real estate venture this year. Cebu’s real estate market continues to stand proud of its booming development.
Before buying that house and lot in Lapu-Lapu, you have to set your budget first. If you’re struggling with budgeting, here are five techniques that can help you prioritize your budget:
Try the 52-Week Money Challenge
You have probably seen this money challenge on social media sites, it’s time to join the bandwagon. This new saving habit has been deemed successful by savers around the world. Here is how it works: you save in peso increments weekly.
10 peso increment
The chart above uses the 10 peso increment. You save 10 pesos in your first week. The next week, you double the amount, putting away 20 pesos. By the third week, you triple the amount you originally started off with and put in your money jar and so on and so forth. If you think the suggested amount is a bit steep, you could start with a smaller & more manageable amount like one peso. This is a great way to reinforce the habit of saving.
Save Early for Retirement
As detailed by Business Insider, if you don’t start saving in a tax-favored retirement account while you’re young, you’ll miss out on perhaps the best investment opportunity of your life.
Retirement savings plans offer massive tax advantages that allow your savings to grow rapidly. This could also increase your odds of gaining financial aptitude at such a young age. Keep in mind that those who saved the longest during their early ages are the happiest retirees. Would you still want to work 30 years from now? If not, try saving early for your retirement.
Preparing meals at home is much cheaper than eating out. When you dine in, it’s better to cook large meals. Why? So you can recook leftover food. You can turn those leftovers into a new meal again or bring them as baon to work. It can also be safer and healthier for you because you can monitor the preparation of the food. Talk about hitting two birds or a whole nest, with one stone.
Now that you’re buying a , you should dig deep into your expenses and keep a tight leash on your budget. Start first with the major sectors: like your home loans and car loans. Once you’ve got these sorted out, track your other expenses. There are even apps (a lot of them) to help you.
Yes, the excitement of starting out a new plan is enticing but make sure that youl keep these goals all year round. Don’t expect that you’ll be a financial guru overnight. These things take a lot of time, money and energy before seeing the results. Align your budget with your goals and be realistic about it.
Investing in a house and lot in Lapu-Lapu City is a big step. Before venturing into this, make sure that have your financial ducks in a row.
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Cavite industrial park is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. It is also known as industrial estate and trading estate. An industrial park can be thought of something as the next level version of a business park.
Industrial parks are mostly located outside of the main residential area of a region. They have been provided with good transportation access and usually close to transport facilities like highways, railroads, airports and ports.
Industrial parks have this idea of setting land aside. This is based on several concepts:
Benefits of the industrial park
Increased employment opportunities
Industrial parks, like Cavite industrial park, create more employment opportunities and increase the mobility of labor. There are opportunities for both skilled and unskilled workers since many of the units are labor intensive.
The Benefit of production cost
This is also known as Economies of Agglomeration. Production costs were reduced because of concentration of industries. The benefits from agglomeration are:
Infrastructures are readily available
Infrastructure facilities such as electricity, water, telecom, and others are readily available in industrial estates.
Availability of support facilities
Aside from basic infrastructure, post offices and banks etc., are located in industrial parks.
Advantages of Industrial Park
Ideal Location of Industrial Parks
Dental treatment in the Philippines turns a new leaf since 2017 begun. What are the trends that will reshape the industry of dentistry this year? It is definitely going to be an exciting and interesting year especially you’re seated on a dental chair and under the mercy of your friendly dentist regularly.
Moving on to our discussion, here are the dental industry trends dentists and their patients should look out for this year:
Dental Digital Marketing
Dentists no longer play the waiting game and depend on the neighborhood to have patients. Thanks to the Internet and social media, they can advertise their practice online to attract new customers. Dentist’s Money Digest presents the following strategies to their fellow dentists:
It is like hitting two birds with one stone, first is you get a dental treatment in the Philippines and second is a chance to explore the wonderful tourist spots in the country. According to a study, global medical tourism market which includes dental services is expected to garner $143.8 billion by 2022. The country can have a share on this through the implementation of advanced dental technologies and have a strong online presence.
DentistryIQ affirms that “3-D printing isn’t just for the lab anymore” because it “can be used in dental offices for applications such as creating study guides, surgical guides, and bone models.” One of the examples they mentioned is the Form 2, a 3-D printer invented by Formlabs Inc. And have you heard the news the Philippines will soon include this on their dental treatments? A group of Israeli dentists visit our country to seek partnership with us to promote 3-D printed implants, 3ders.org reports.
Dentures will soon be forgotten as many people will favor implants which offer a permanent solution. This is true especially for edentulous patients and the baby boomers, as stated in the article on Dental Economics. What are the benefits of dental implants? The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says it is:
To sum these all up, dental implants equals glorious days. Expect this to be the number one dental treatment in the Philippines.
Dental Imaging Technology
This technology produces dental x-rays (radiographs), which are “images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health,” Healthline defines. Currently, the list below is the three reigning dental imaging technologies:
Every construction company in the Philippines, despite the hardships they’ve experienced this 2016, are still in high spirits and looking forward as to what the year 2017 will offer them. This incoming year the construction industry’s hands will be full of exciting innovations that will steer it to enter a new technological era. These are what we found out so far:
The Drone Revolution
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones are no longer thought of as just “toys for big boys.” It can also be used in heavy duty applications such as in construction sites. Just program it to inspect or map the whole area, from top to bottom, and the drone will provide you a view in 3D. It will save you time, money, and lives if you let a drone handle site inspections.
The PDH Academy discusses what is in store for a construction company in the Philippines once they integrated the use of drones on site:
This is one of the fearless forecasts of Buildsoft. They pointed out that it can “improve safety, drive productivity and reduce budget.” However, we have to face the truth that in our country this trend is still not possible for the mere future, more so to happen in 2017.
That one day every employee, from the contractors down to its workers, maybe even of a construction company in the Philippines will have a privilege to use one.
Through 3D printing, it can speed up the process of building modular homes or pre-fabricated homes. This was easily carried out by a Chinese company where they constructed 10 small houses in just 24 hours using their ginormous 3D printer, the Huffington Post reports. Unbelievable? Watch the clip below:
Integrated Mobile Technologies
One of the signs a construction company in the Philippines is bound to be successful is it can build strong relationships and maintain open communication at all times. Mobile tech can “help improve communication between contractors, owners, architects and the construction team,” explained in an article on South Bay Construction, as it “allows real-time collaboration and can improve quality assurance.”
It looks like the future of the global construction industry in 2017 leans more in the technology side of things. Ah, can you feel it in your bones the threat of AI (artificial intelligence) takeover? We have to wait and see.
When decorating a two or three-bedroom condo, you have the option to compromise space but definitely not style! Just because space is a little limited doesn’t mean you have to limit your creativity, too. To make your condo along Roxas Boulevard a cut above the rest, here are stylish interior ideas for the different parts of your home:
White will always be a classic when it comes to interior designing. It is minimalistic, simple and elegant. You can match it with any color. If you want to capture the true essence of a condo along Roxas Boulevard, pair that white interiors off with blue. It mirrors the scenic sky of the city. In order to bestow diversity, you can add paintings to your empty wall and add some accents on the ceiling. This room is the life of the house. It is the entryway of anyone who enters your home so it’s but natural to make it glisten.
Aside from its aesthetic feature, hardwood and veneers also provide durability. The texture and warmth of wood will give contrast to your minimalistic hue. This great facet of this motif presents a new standard for luxury and beauty while adding a sense of earthiness to it.
Photo frames inside a bathroom might seem weird, right? New Year is getting near so watch out for home interior breakthroughs. If you’re worried about humidity, you can purchase pieces that are easily replaceable, moisture-proof or are covered with glass. Be careful though & make sure that the artworks are fastened properly to avoid bathroom mishaps. These frames work two ways: it serves as a decoration and a soothing instrument.
Shelves are convenient in order to maximize the space in your bedroom. It doesn’t only look nifty but it also adds texture and glamour. The bedroom is where you relax and unwind after a long tiring day so it’s but proper to decorate it with decors that resonates comfort and practicality. Doesn’t this storage hack look snazzy?
Here’s a way to be in tune with nature without having to leave the city. If you ever get tired of facing the four walls of your condo unit, you can have a change of scenery by stepping out of your condo and into your balcony. You can recreate your little patio and turn it into a mini garden. You can start by planting tiny tomatoes, flowers or cute bonsai plants.
You need to choose smart designs to make your condo along Roxas Boulevard a little homier. The space may be a little constricted but it can look amazing if you couple it with the proper variation in color, pattern, texture and style.
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New Year is coming, and so do the new makeup trends you need to know this 2017! With that in mind, we listed down the top makeup styles that are sure to rock this coming year! From splash of colors to recurring ‘80s hits, take your pick and stay fab, glam, and beautiful with or without the help of a professional makeup artist in the Philippines!
Get Smoky and Smudgy
Clear and defined makeup is out, smeared makeup is in! Scrap your perfectly worn lines because smoky and smudgy eyeliner looks are going to rein this 2017. Experiment with black and gray or take it to the next level with different shades of brown! Don’t forget to wing out at the corners for a more fabulous look!
Shimmer on Glitters
We have seen the glitter trend glimmer last year, but it is sure to shimmer even brighter in 2017. Professional makeup artists both international and in the Philippines have become even more creative. Aside from the stylish glittering lips, expect to see glitters in odd facial parts such as the eyebrows and the forehead!
Drape Like in the ‘80s
Look what’s making a comeback in 2017: draping, the ‘80s’ way of wearing blush high along the corners of the cheekbones to the sides of the eyes. There are two ways to apply the blush: wear it heavy-hand or keep it subtly applied from your cheek to your temple!
Splash ‘Em with Colors!
Back with another ‘80s style, being playful with colors will surely be loved this coming year! Splash your cheek with different colors—pink, purple, blue—and achieve a jazzy look. Painting your face entirely depends on your preference. Either go for subtle swipe or go for dramatic splash—it is all up to you!
Aside from sporting a colorful look, fresh and clean makeup style will remain a trend in 2017! Less is more, and that also applies when wearing makeups. With just a touch of concealer and light foundation, your natural beauty is bound to shine this coming year!
Be Bold and Playful
Red lipstick is already a given, so for this year, makeup artists are going for bolder lip statements! From lipstick shades like electric orange and purple-gray to textures such as matte and glossy, all these are welcomed this 2017. You can even match two tones for an even more playful look!
Go Glow, Gloss!
Glistening your skin, lips, or lids is in this coming year! Use of traditional highlighter, intense skin prep, moisturizer, and even petroleum jelly will be the new trend because the shinier the skin the better. Yes, you’ve read that right: petroleum jelly.
There you have it! Now that you know the makeup trends for next year, you can easily pull off that perfect look like a professional makeup artist in the Philippines. Get your kit ready and start to experiment these makeup techniques so you’re prepared to welcome 2017 in style!
Wouldn’t it be nice to buy that condominium for sale in Baguio and feel the Summer Capital’s breeze? Aside from being one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, the ‘City of Pines’ is also known for its definitive cafés and restaurants.
There’s a new trend in the country and it has reached the illustrious city. Here’s a restaurant to visit for an ultimate bonding experience for you, your family and your friends! It’s not your run-of-the-mill café & it’s also a board game haven.
Board games are making a comeback and Raduno Café and Restaurant is riding the wagon. The diner is located at 2/F Lachica Bldg. #111 Jungletown, along Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City and is open from Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
The Board games
(Facebook / Raduno Cafe and Resto)
Patchwork is a game for two players in which you buy tiles and place them on your board so they interconnect in an effort to fill all the empty spaces on your board. Talk about an unconventional date. Sushi Go, on the other hand, can have as many as five players. It is a card game that is all about strategy; a perfect game to play with your family and friends.
(Facebook / Raduno Café and Resto)
Adventure Time Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players based on the themed with characters of the hit cartoon Adventure Time. Players are suitors trying to gain the affections of Princess Bubblegum. How fun is that!?
(Facebook / Raduno Café and Resto)
Winter is, indeed, coming—your favorite television show is now a board game! One of Raduno’s most played games is A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. This epic game’s goal, simply put, is to emerge victorious against other houses and against the dark forces outside the wall. It is a card game of intrigue, diplomacy, and strategy for two to four players. A condominium in Baguio is a pretty sweet deal just to be closer to fascinating board game shelter that “houses” this hard to find item.
The Food & Drinks
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S’mores are just the perfect comfort food. The gooey combination of roasted marshmallows, frothy chocolate and graham crackers is a great companion for your board game session.
(Facebook / Raduno Café and Resto)
Coffee drinkers, rejoice! This board game haven slash food hub slash coffee sanctuary offers a social experience like no other. Who wouldn’t love to get that extra energy boost? They also serve cold beverages such as shakes and lemonades.
(Facebook / Raduno Café and Resto)
This platter is composed of savory pasta, crispy fries, delectable chicken and toothsome bread. Aside from these appetizing food selections, the resto also offers pizza and burgers.
These are just some of the features Raduno Café and Restaurant. So step out of the four corners of your condominium in Baguio and drop those phones! There’s a new trend and it’s time for you to get on the bandwagon. Board games are totally in this 2017!
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