Friday, July 11, 2014

New Philips Products for that Ultimate Cinematic Experience

Innovation takes on a new dimension as Philips launches its 2014 home entertainment and sound collection.

The latest generation of Philips TVs – the DesignLine and Ultra HD range, bring home theatre to a whole new level, giving you a TV experience that is “beyond the ordinary”.

Built with a multi-core Ultra Pixel HD engine that delivers EISA Award-winning picture quality on both native UHD and Full HD content, the new range of Philips TVs deliver astonishing depth and clarity and are the ideal choice for any room in your house.

The unique Ambilight feature virtually expands the TV screen, creating an exceptional and impressively immersive viewing experience by throwing a soft glow of light matching the on-screen colours onto the wall behind the TV. New apps which are supported in the Ambilight range allow consumers to interact with Ambilight during sport events, and thus adds a whole new dimension to one's TV viewing experience.

From Ambilight to 4K Ultra HD, the latest generation of Philips TVs offer something for everyone. From streaming new content, experiencing new worlds, gaming with friends and even bringing generations together to share stories, laughter and memories – Philips TVs are designed to let you enjoy all the good things in life from the comforts of your home.

Bringing to life high quality sound

Amplify your home cinematic experience through high quality sound brought to life by the new range of Philips audio products that deliver an authentic sound experience. Philips Soundbar speakers lets youxperience unparalleled sound quality from all your media devices!

Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, E5 speakers, Soundbar HTL6140, Soundstage HTB4150B and 5.1 3D Blu-ray Home theater HTB5580 deliver the best sound without the clutter, preserving the purity of the original audio content, resulting in greater sonic accuracy. And for true connectivity, Bluetooth wireless music streaming from your music devices for breathtaking music quality in the comfort of your home!

The world’s first Soundbar with detachable speakers-- the Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 and the Philips E5 speakers, are the ideal home cinema audio solution for consumers who want 5.1 channel surround sound without the wires. These products offer true freedom with detachable speakers and subwoofer that are wireless. Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 and Philips E5 speakers automatically transform to a 5.1 channel surround sound experience when the surround speakers are detached giving you surround sound when you need it.
For Music-on-the-Go

The latest range of Philips audio products lets you enjoy superior, detailed sound. Philips A5-PRO and the M1X-DJ System which allows you to mix, play and share the music you love.

The A5-PRO is engineered to meet the highest standards and demands of international DJs and industry pros offering true-to-life sound reproduction that is distortion-free even at high volumes.

Philips M1X-DJ makes mixing, playing and sharing tracks simple, providing an authentic DJ experience whether you're a pro or an amateur. Combining a sleek design aesthetic and easy-to-use interface with innovative technology, the portable M1X-DJ allows anyone to create incredible sets that will blow your friends away and stream songs through Lightning connector/Bluetooth.

If a heart-thumping beat is what gets you moving at a party, then get ready to be blown away by the Philips range of hi-fi systems - NTRX500 and NTRX700. The smart and easy-to-use DJ mixing functions turn anyone into the star DJ of the party while the handles and wheels allow for easy transportation to the party venue of choice. 260K LED lights and versatile light effects complete the party atmosphere as you feel the beat coursing through your bones!

For more product information, visit or the Philips Sound Facebook page at

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Parachute Bags provide interchangeable innovations to suit any function

Last July 9, I said yes to a Parachute bag media launch held at Just Thai. Parachute bags are made from the same lightweight, heavy-duty and water-resistant material that parachutes are built from, hence its name.

The owner herself, Ms. Rossana Hwang, guided us through its product lines. We watched in amazement as how each convertible bag type transforms into different styles by unzipping to reveal more room, reversing a slip cover or adding a strap or two.
You can wiggle the base bag out from the Foldable Hamburger to reveal backpack
There are bags with reversible sides which is a welcome option for businesswomen. Reversing would give the look of an entirely new bag without investing on a new one plus it would be less time consuming than changing purses. One may opt to convert it back for a snug fit.

The Elle girl bag line was also introduced later on. This chic line is made in the French tradition of high fashion and quality yet at affordable prices.  The new Elle girl bag collection includes shoulder bag, backpack, lunch bag, roller backpack, roller duffle bag, pencil pouch in three pattern collections that are perfect for young mademoiselles!
You may purchase directly from for bags that suit your style and function.

It is also available on e-commerce sites like and plus in selected stores that include Rustans Department Stores, Robinson’s Department Store (Galleria and Filinvest), Metro Gaisano (Market Market and Colon), Lee Plaza Dumaguete City, Felcris Davao, Gaisano Cagayan etc.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

California-based Saddleback Church opens in South of Manila

Saddleback South Manila is launching in Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna this July 19, 2014. Saddleback Church is a group of people who love God and love each other. Saddleback Church is into community outreach, worship, and doing life together.

Saddleback Church serves 3 purposes:
* Model a church that lives out God's purposes and the PEACE Plan (Planting churches that promote reconciliation, Equipping servant leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick, and Educating the next generation)
* Equip pastors and church leaders on how to live out God's purposes and the PEACE Plan
* Catalyze and mobilize churches to reach the remaining 3,100 unengaaged, unreached people groups

The soon-to-be launched Saddleback South Manila is part of Southern California-based Saddleback Church, founded in 1980 by The Purpose Driven Life author Pastor Rick Warren and his wife, Kay. Saddleback South Manila will house a live worship experience for about 1,500 people, with concurrent children’s and youth services.

Saddleback South Manila will be led by Dr. Narry Santos and his wife, Hazel. Pastor Narry served as the Southeast Asia National Coordinator for the Purpose Driven Church network, established from the principles found in Rick Warren’s book,Purpose Driven Church. His other ministry involvements include pastoring Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF) for almost 20 years, 13 of which were in Manila and seven of which were in Toronto.

Saddleback Church South Manila believes that Jesus’ unlimited love can bring about meaningful change in your life. Join in the weekly worship times where you’ll grow in your faith, find encouragement for your life, and build relationships with a community of believers who love God and others.

Try out this unli love by coming to the two worship schedules, 3 PM and 5 PM on July 19 at the Monochrome just to have a great experience of what Saddleback South Manila is all about.

25 pastors and PEACE Teams from Lake Forest are flying in Manila to support the launch. Aside from the worship music and video teaching from Pastor Rick Warren, Mr. Ogie Alcasid and James Wright are coming in as guest performers, so you can expect a special celebration on the said occasion!

Check out or visit their Facebook page at to learn more. You may also call (049) 543-2427 or 0915 647 9876 and 0919 363 0752 for inquiries.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Value of Oral Nutrition Supplements in Reducing Hospital Stay

A balance nutrition is ideal for optimum health but with the busy lives, it appears to be the least concern of most individuals. We grab whatever food we can while on the go and so the Filipino diet is far from being balanced.

Impaired nutritional status often results in longer hospital stays, an increase in complication rates, higher readmission rates, and associated health care costs according to Dr. Marianna Sioson, President of the Philippine Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PhilSPEN). This is imminent in patients recovering from serious illnesses or surgery.

An individual should satisfy his a caloric requirement in order to properly nourish their body. One usually gets all the nutrients the body needs from a balanced diet. Proper nourishment plays an important role in every patient’s recuperation process and so taking dietary supplements to augment to daily intake of nutrients when one’s diet is lacking is indeed beneficial. Dietary supplement can address a nutritional deficiency. There is also evidence to support the claim that it helps reduce the risk for a specific health problem.

A new health economics outcomes study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, revealed that oral nutritional supplements provided to patients during hospitalization could significantly reduce hospital stay by two days and save patients almost $5,000 (P210,000) in hospitalization cost. The study provides insights into the economic benefits of prescribing oral nutritional supplements to adult patients in the hospital setting.

“Research shows that using oral nutritional supplements can help reduce the length of stay and associated hospital costs. This is good news for 4 out of 10 hospitalized Filipino patients who are nutritionally at risk since most of them shoulder their hospital expenses out of their own pockets,” says Dr. Sioson.

In the “Impact of Oral Nutritional Supplementation on Hospital Outcomes” study, investigators were able to determine differences in length of stay and costs by comparing hospital stays where oral nutritional supplements were prescribed to stays of similar conditions where oral nutritional supplements weren’t prescribed.

“In an increasingly cost-pressured environment, health economics assessments can more comprehensively determine a therapy’s true value. Our results point to the tangible benefits of inpatient oral nutritional supplements on health outcomes and cost of care – factors that impact a hospital’s bottom line,” said study co-author Darius Lakdawalla PhD, Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation, University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, and Director of Research, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC.

“Because oral nutrition supplements are formulated to provide advanced nutrition and calories for compromised patients and are relatively inexpensive to provide, the sizeable savings they generate make supplementation a cost-effective therapy,” said study co-author Tomas Philipson PhD, Daniel Levin Chair of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Research was conducted by leading health economists and supported by Abbott. Abbott is a global healthcare company that understands the need in managing malnutrition. Abbott Nutrition has been developing and marketing science-based nutritional products to support the growth, health and wellness of people of all ages for over 85 years.

Abbott Nutrition understands the need in managing malnutrition, that is why for more than 85 years, Abbott Nutrition has been developing and marketing science-based nutritional products to support the growth, health and wellness of people of all ages. For adults, Abbott Nutrition formulated Ensure brand, a complete and balanced oral nutritional supplements for adults which can help in solving the problems of malnutrition.

Abbott Nutrition formulated Ensure® brand, a complete and balanced oral nutritional supplements for adults which can help in solving the problems of malnutrition. Nutritionally complete, high-calorie, low residue liquid food providing 1.5 kcal/ml, Ensure® assures patients that they are getting the proper nutrients at the proper amounts. Ensure® provides total or supplemental nutrition, orally or by tube.

I received a free sample of Abbott Ensure® Gold from Abbott Nutrition but the opinions here are my own.

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