Fans of the 20 year old franchise Pokémon went crazy when Pokémon Go was officially released in the Philippines last August 6. According to Rappler, Pokémon Go has been downloaded over 100 million times since its release! The hype is real…especially for Davaoeños. They even have a Facebook page just for it.
(Facebook/ Pokémon Go Davao City)
For those who have been devoured by a Dark Void and do not know what Pokémon Go is, all you need to know is that it is an “augmented reality” game that gains access of your camera and GPS that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world. Simply put, it makes a cartoon map of the place you are in, scattering several Pokémon for you to abduct them and turn them into a cute and cuddly fighting force. To do this, you really have to go out of your house and into the wild to catch ‘em all. You can even use your Pokémon to battle other people’s Pokémon. You can be the very best (like no one ever was) through Pokéstops: places, such as landmarks, where you could physically go to gather in-game items such as Eggs, Poké Balls, Potions and more! You can even lure a Pokémon to a Pokéstop for 30 mins. If you’re up for socializing, other people can also benefit from the effect, too.
Going back to Davao, people are losing it there! On their Facebook page, Pokémon GO - Davao City, gamers share vital information on where the Pokéstops are. I wouldn’t be surprised if people would go to Davao and rent condominiums just to be closer to these Pokéstops.
Speaking of Pokéstops, here are 5 hot spots in Davao that will surely make you travel across the land to rent condominiums and just play Pokémon:
People's Park is the most famous hot spot in Davao because it contains eight Pokéstops. Rizal Park San Pedro is also teeming with Poké-life. Aside from enjoying the weather and the scenery, Parks now provide a place where trainers can socialize.
(Facebook / Pokémon Go Davao City)
The Royal Mandaya Hotel Davao is just a 4-minute walk from People’s Park. You can also search for Pokéstops in Davao condominiums nearby if you like the exercise but be careful when walking and watch out for cars!
Colleges and Universities
There is a pretty good chance that you will run into several trainers in Ateneo de Davao University and Davao Doctors College. If you are not attending these schools, you may pay them a visit provided that they let you in—the last thing you’d want is to have trespassing charges against you.
Abreeza MALL Davao and Gaisano Mall of Davao (GMALL) are rejoicing because of consumers swarming in their malls for Pokéstops! Who knew that a simple game like this could be a marketing strategy?
(Facebook/ Pokémon Go Davao City)
Praise Helix, indeed! San Pedro Church is just one of the many churches that contains at least one Pokéstop.
Before you hop on a plane and go to Davao to shop for condominiums near these Pokéstops, be aware of the risks first. Reports have been circulating about the hazards of playing Pokémon Go. In a news report by ABS-CBN News, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a warning against playing Pokémon Go while driving while the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) also cautioned the users to be mindful of their surroundings.
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Being a professional makeup artist in the Philippines has always been seen by the public as a profession that banks on creativity and imagination. But if one will keep a closer eye on this occupation, it will also need good communication skills, patience and concentration, ability to work under pressure, attention to details, and willingness to adopt to change in order to excel. If you think that being a professional makeup artist is all fun and glamour, you have never been so wrong in your life. Being a professional makeup artist, like any other career, has it owns sets of occupational hazard. While it may be not as dangerous as those of policemen or soldiers who are deployed in the field, makeup artist can still put their health at risk while showing off their craft to the world.
Yes. You’ve read that right. Even a seemingly harmless profession such as being a makeup artist can be a life-threatening work. Makeups and cosmetic products sometimes contain chemicals that can be harmful in huge volume and may have beyond the skin surface effects. The American Cancer Society has also looked into the possibilities that cosmetics may also contain carcinogens that may cause cancer. As makeup artists who use these products as a medium for their work, they tend to be more exposed to the harmful effects of these substances.
Lead, for example, is a contaminant that may be present in over 650 cosmetic products like sunscreens, foundation, nail polish, lipstick, and whitening toothpaste. It has been proven as a neurotoxin that can cause behavioral, learning, and language impairment. Another substance that is present on antifungal agent and antimicrobial creams and lotions, parabens is known to cause breast tumors as they are absorbed through the skin. Ethylene Oxide, an identified mammary carcinogens in animals, can also be found in some personal care products such as shampoos and body washes. Triclosan on the other hand, is used in antibacterial soaps, deodorants and toothpastes to limit the growth of bacteria and mold. The chemical, which is classified as a pesticide, can affect the body’s hormone systems—especially thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism—and may disrupt normal breast development.
These are just few of the substances that can be found on cosmetic products that can pose hazard to both anyone who will be exposed to them. To keep the public safe from these substance and make sure that products containing these substances won’t reach the consumers, the Philippine Government has passed an act to ensure the safety and purity of foods, drugs, and cosmetics being made available to the public by creating the food and drug administration which shall administer and enforce the laws pertaining thereto also as the Republic Act No. 3720 or Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. One of its provisions is to create the Food and Drug Administration or DFA which is will inspect the food, drugs, and cosmetics.
It is wonderful to think that even though the occupation a being a makeup artist is considerable an art that uses the cosmetics as medium and the human skin as their canvass, the government do not take lightly the hazards that they may exposed with. While this does not mean that they are totally free from any hazards, this is a good assurance that makeup artist can go share their craft to the world knowing that someone got their back.
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