Saturday, August 15, 2015

Join in the E-Commerce and Payments Solutions Event at SMX Convention Center

Cards and Payments Philippines, together with the E-Commerce Show Philippines, will run for 2 days this September at the SMX Convention Center. Over 1,000 payments and e-commerce leaders plus 60 expert speakers will convene in Manila to address the Philippines’ commercial future.

“With 20 years’ experience running Cards & Payments Asia and the E-Commerce Show Asia conferences in Singapore, we are excited to announce the launch of both events in Manila. The Philippines market is going through a phenomenal period of growth, and the opportunities facing the payments and e-commerce markets are vast. We are looking forward to this event becoming a key driver of growth for both these industries.”

This is why Terrapinn Pte Ltd. is bringing the Cards and Payments Philippines plus the E-Commerce Show Philippines  this September 2 and 3, 2015 according to its Managing Director, Sharon Roessen..

Get to hear the latest from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on the Philippines' e-commerce roadmap, specifically for SMEs. Undersecretary Prudencio M. Reyes Jr. from The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry had this to say about DTI’s support for the conference:

“E-commerce in the Philippines is booming, with the market expected to grow to USD 2 billion by the end of 2015. Critical to this continued growth is the sharing of best practice and access to market leading solution providers. We are therefore delighted to be supporting the E-Commerce Show Philippines. As well as delivering the opening address within the conference, we are also excited to be sharing an exclusive update on the E-Commerce 2020 Roadmap. We look forward to meeting all the key players in the Filipino e-commerce community.”

Cards and Payments Philippines 2015 will address some of the critical payment infrastructure challenges facing the market, taking a deep dive into the future of e-money, digital payments, crypto-currency, compliance and cash handling.

This two-day event is supported by some of the leading solution providers in payments and e-commerce, including:

 SM Lifestyle and Entertainment who will be showcasing their revolutionary e-Plus! Tap to pay system
 Smart e-Money who will be presenting PayMaya, the first non-bank in Asia to be awarded a Visa issuing and acquiring principal license
 Voyager Innovation who will be featuring Takatack, the largest online ecommerce store in the Philippines, and TackThis, which provides online entrepreneurs a storefront where they can post and showcase their product inventories
 SMK-Logomotion, Wirecard, Ziaplex and HPS, who over both days of the conference will be demonstrating their expertise and helping our attendees to drive their business forward

Register for free to join in the learning sessions to be conducted by the leading resource persons and companies in the e-commerce and card payments industries.

Cards & Payments Philippines and E-Commerce Show Philippines
Date: September 2-3, 2015
Venue: SMX Convention Center, Function room 1 and 2

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Red Planet Amorsolo Opens

Asia-based hotel group Red Planet launched its new hospitality brand in the Philippines today which replaces Tune Hotels. The event which was graced by Arturo Boncato (Philippines Department of Tourism, Assistant Secretary), coincides with the official opening of Red Planet Amorsolo, its tenth hotel in the country.

The new Red Planet hotel brand was specifically created to redefine the value hotel experience for domestic and international travellers in Asia by providing a high quality, comfortable and connected, technologically-enabled stay in desirable locations at attractive prices.

Red Planet Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hansing, said the Philippines is one of Asia’s fastest growing travel markets, and Red Planet’s hotels are targeted at the value conscious traveller.

Red Planet is the largest international hotel owner/operator in the Philippines with a total of 1,720 Red Planet rooms in Manila. Red Planet’s nine other hotels in the Philippines are in Pasay, Aseana City, Ermita, Quezon City, Ortigas Business District, Angeles City, Pampanga, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

Red Planet is a privately-owned hotel company with regional franchise agreement covering Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Since opening its first hotel in 2011, Red Planet has welcomed more than three million guests to its 24 hotels. Red Planet also owns and operates hotels in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand. The company has raised several rounds of capital from private investors and anticipates a future public listing in the region.

“It’s all about value,” Mr Hansing said. “Value for our customers in a hotel that provides a clean, efficient stay and of course staying connected through our investment in providing fast, free WiFi, which is crucial to all of our guests.

“Our commitment to bringing our brand and concept to the Philippinesis for the long term and we already have a confirmed pipeline and investment strategy to open more hotels in the coming years.”

A key component of the new Red Planet brand is a highly functional mobile app application that can be utilized by travelers. Other than working as an efficient booking portal, allow hotel guests to activate an “in-stay” mode so that the application can feed information about local events and possible points of interest directly to guest’s hand-held devices. It also facilitates room-to-room and front desk calling, as well as a chat line, along with many other innovative features.

“No matter what class of hotel we are staying in, technology will always play a key part of getting the most out of your stay in the hotel and the city you are in,” Mr Hansing added.“We are always looking to add value to a guest’s stay through our investment in technology at all times.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bake and Roast Perfectly with the All-new Bosch Series 8 Ovens

The new Bosch ovens for creating culinary masterpieces was unveiled at WOFEX 2015 last August 6 with Chef Jean Charles Dubois, who demonstrated Bosch Series 8 Ovens' unique functions and ability.

Bosch is making life and work in the kitchen even easier with the new Series 8. All built-in appliances in this exceptional range have been conceived in such a way that every detail fulfills the highest requirements in terms of quality, performance, efficiency, durability and convenience. The Bosch Series 8 Ovens offer user-friendly functionally. Automatic settings take the guesswork out of timings, smart sensors regulate temperature and cooking times, and the innovative new control panels give you intuitive touch control.

With its intuitive and sophisticated sensors, a kitchen novice or even a seasoned cook will be able to serve up a lavish spread with guaranteed perfect results. It takes the guesswork out of creating delectable dishes, with minimal effort needed.

The new Bosch Series 8, which was granted the 2015 German Design Award, features 21 new technologies that makes dinner hosting such a breeze. The ovens come with a steam injection function and microwave. The ovens come with steamers. Microwaving, steaming, roasting and baking are now achievable in one oven.

The PerfectRoast meat probe also makes cooking meat, poultry and fish perfectly extremely simple. The variant developed by Bosch avoids measurement errors, as it not only monitors the core temperature at one single point, but rather at three different points. Bosch Assist helps in selecting the right program for baking as well as roasting. An added bonus for the Series 8 ovens: the new 4D hot air system. Here, the hot air is distributed evenly throughout the oven using a new kind of fan wheel that rotates in both directions alternately. This makes it possible for the user to place his or her dishes on any of the shelf positions from 1 to 4 and still always achieve a perfect cooking result.

Steam-baking and Microwaving

All-new Bosch Series 8 Ovens has a steam injection function and microwave, as well as integrated steamers. Bosch's German ingenuity integrates 4D hot air technology with a new steam injection function. Meat dishes roasted with hot air and steam become crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside.

The Bosch Series 8 Ovens can also be used to steam vegetables and fish in the traditional way. Using the steamer function, an entire menu can be cooked at once on up to three shelves. Fish, potatoes, vegetables or desserts – the most varied and different foods can be cooked simultaneously and precisely to the minute. The food retains its natural vitamins and aromas in the gentle steam, and the humidity of the air prevents the individual tastes from mixing. The integrated microwave feature can also reduce cooking time of dishes by up to 50 percent.

The Perfect Bake

Imagine perfectly-risen sponge cakes, muffins, cupcakes, and breads. Series 8 ovens guarantee perfect baking, thanks to their multitude of innovative tools. With the fuss-free Perfect Bake sensor, moisture levels are regulated in the oven cavity for an even bake. The PerfectBake sensor permanently measures the moisture level of the baked items and automatically adjusts the baking process.

If the dish has finished baking, the oven switches itself off independently. All dishes, from cakes to bread and quiches, are cooked absolutely perfectly. Simply select the desired dish and press "Start". The Series 8 oven takes care of the rest by itself with the help of the PerfectBake sensor. Cakes which are undercooked, too dry or even burnt are thereby banished to the past. Upon selecting the desired bake-type, the oven automatically sets the ideal heating mode, temperature, and duration. Under baked or burnt cakes will now be a thing of the past.

The Perfect Roast

The perfect results during roasting comes easy using the most modern sensor technology and a new kind of hot air system. And with the automatic AutoPilot program, the microwave becomes even easier to control perfectly: You just need to insert the food, enter its weight and select the appropriate program in the menu. With five microwave power settings and three power settings for its grill function, the microwave appliance guarantees perfect results every time.

The PerfectRoast meat probe measures the core temperature through 3 sensor measuring points with precision for perfect roasting results giving you an ideal roast. by giving you an exact sense of the doneness of a roast at three different points, it takes the guesswork out of cooking the perfect roast lamb, chicken, fish, turkey, and pork with crispy crackling for family meals and special occasions. The PerfectRoast meat probe also works with microwave and steam functions.

Bosch Series 8 built-in appliances combine trusted Bosch quality with maximum performance and the highest levels of operating convenience. The Bosch Series 8 Ovens comes in various models to suit everyone's needs. It will be available locally through Hafele Philippines Inc. and selected Hafele partners come end of August 2015.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Complications through Early Intensive Treatment

Press Release

Diabetes can strike anyone. It is a life-long disease that a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the blood becomes too elevated (hyperglycemia). This is caused by the insufficient insulin produced by the body or that condition in which the body has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin the pancreas produces.

Living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can be tough. Starting on a blood glucose-lowering medicine immediately upon diagnosis of type 2 diabetes now becomes the new standard of care. More and more doctors are recommending the early treatment and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in order to avoid the risk of potentially life-threatening complications.

Dr Rima Tan says that there is often delay in #T2DM treatment upon diagnosis. Patients should strive for early tight control to shun away complications. One should adhere to a clear plan for achieving the treatment goals that doctors advise patients to pursue.

This renewed emphasis on early intervention comes alongside a deeper understanding of the need for comprehensive solutions for T2DM patients, comprising lifestyle modifications as well as pharmacological treatment. Doctors agree that the combination of lifestyle changes and drug therapy is key to preventing the development of further health risks, such as heart and renal disease.

“The risk of developing further complications such as kidney and cardiovascular disease increases when type 2 diabetes is not properly managed from the onset,” says Dr. Bobby Mirasol, Former President of Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM) & ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES). “We’ve come to realize that the ill effects of diabetes on patients can be minimized with aggressive treatment early on. Because type 2 diabetes can lead to heart attack and and strokes, timely, comprehensive, and consistent intervention is hugely important.”
Novel treatment available

For patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors have long recommended glycemic control through pharmacotherapy, alongside the adoption of specific lifestyle-related treatment goals, such as maintaining a healthy body weight, avoiding fatty non-nutrient-dense food, and replacing refined carbohydrates with fiber-rich whole grains.

For patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors have long recommended glycemic control through pharmacotherapy, alongside the adoption of specific lifestyle-related treatment goals, such as maintaining a healthy body weight, avoiding fatty non-nutrient-dense food, and replacing refined carbohydrates with fiber-rich whole grains.
90% of all diabetes cases are classified as Type 2 (insulin-resistant). And the increase in visceral fat makes Asians prone to diabetes according to Dr. Roberto Mirasol.

The oral medication, Dapagliflozin, by AstraZeneca, is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help flush out excess sugar out of the body through urine removing accompanying calories, thus reducing blood sugar levels while supporting the important goals of weight loss and blood pressure reduction.

The unique mode of action the drug offers is the first of its kind and not seen among current available treatments for type 2 diabetes in the Philippines. This is the first medicine in the new SGLT2 class to gain regulatory approval in the world, granted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Dapagliflozin has been subsequently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is also approved in 40 countries including Australia.

The novel drug is to be used as a supplement to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control alone, or in combinations with other oral glucose-lowering medicinal products, such as metformin as well as insulin.

“The results we’ve seen so far with the early use of dapagliflozin among patients have been very promising,” says Dr. Rima Tan, President of Diabetes Philippines. “Our patients so far have exhibited healthier blood sugar levels. And because weight loss and healthy blood pressure are integral parts of any successful treatment regimen, having a drug that also supports these other objectives is a great advantage.”

Experts acknowledge that these additional benefits are especially important in populations prone to diabesity, the concurrence of obesity and diabetes, which Filipinos are prone to.

AstraZeneca celebrates 20,000 lives changed and counting

Since its approval in 2014, dapagliflozin has been used to effectively treat more than 20,000 patients in the Philippines alone, with doctors citing it as an effective component of early type 2 diabetes treatment.

“It is the benefits being experienced by these patients that matters the most,” says Dr. Emmanuel Arca, Associate Medical and Regulatory Affairs Director of AstraZeneca Philippines. “We’ve been hearing a lot of good news about how dapagliflozin has contributed to the holistic treatment of type 2 diabetes by combining blood sugar lowering with the additional benefit of weight and blood pressure reduction.”

“Having such a drug available goes a long way towards preventing the various complications associated with the disease, especially since being overweight increases those risks,” says Dr. Arca. “While dapagliflozin is relatively new, initial results have renewed our hopes of helping type 2 diabetes patients’ live full and happy lives.”

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Regenerate with Regenesis The Face & Body Botique

Ageing spares no one. Skins in their thirties show already sign of maturity. Millions of cells in our body die everyday, taking a toll on our skin and body. This results to volume loss in the face, loss of skin elasticity and other less desirable physical changes. And while we can’t stop ourselves from ageing, we can undergo treatments that will slow down and reduce its visible effects. Implications of ageing can be prevented.

If you long for a younger-looking skin, you should pursue medical aesthetic treatments at an earlier age to help prevent the appearance of aging and scarring. The earlier you start in keeping your skin in tip top condition before the signs of aging becomes noticeable, the better the results.

The skin gets thinner and dryer with time. We lose the elastic and plump appearance of the skin with the decrease in collagen and this makes our skin prone to lines. The body may have the capacity to heal itself, but takes more time for the young cells to migrate the top layer of the face as we age, making the skin look duller. And as the body's ability to repair slows down, the wait is longer and even impossible. This very principle of Regeneration is what Regenesis offers. Regenesis utilizes techniques that are anchored in speeding up the body’s regeneration abilities. It uses safe and state-of-the-art technologies that aid in the body’s regeneration abilities. Each service aims to bring back your natural glow and lets you experience a youthful transformation.

Regenesis was created with Dr. Angela Gomez’s vision of making beauty and wellness available for everyone. Her expertise is the secret behind the growing clientele of Regenesis which started as a small clinic located in MetroWalk, Ortigas.

Now, Regenesis with the clinic strategically placed in Festival Supermall in Alabang, you can discover ways to keep your skin looking lovely with the treatments best suited for clear skin. Each skin treatment is tailored to suit individual clients’ skin type and condition to achieve the best possible results.

Because skin goes beyond just the face, Skin Regenesis focuses not only on facial needs but also on skin improvement needs of the other parts of the body. The clinic offers several types of Regenesis treatments namely, Skin Regenesis, Body Regenesis and Laser and Light Regenesis.

The clinic offers various facial cleaning, peeling, skin tightening and firming, acne removal and other skin treatment options. These treatments will let your face and body, bloom, glow and metamorphose to a younger you.

Body Regenesis provides body improvement treatments – from body shaping to toning, for a healthier you. The clinic has a number of body sculpting procedures that are non-invasive. Regenesis also offers “deeper regenesis,” which promotes regeneration from within.

And with the most modern equipment, Regenesis introduces special laser and light treatments that repair skin damage faster, more effectively and without downtime.

Those living in the South of Metro Manila may take advantage of the innovative RevLite® technology that removes tattoos, unwanted pigment and rejuvenates skin. RevLite® provides effective treatments for popular aesthetic indications. The RevLite laser had recently been added by Regenesis to address a variety of patient needs.

Regenerate with Regenesis and experience a youthful transformation.

Regenesis: The Face & Body Botique
4/F Festival Mall Wing A
Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Phone (02) 807-2165 or 0932-857-8810
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