What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD?

8 Things You Need To Know About COPD

1. COPD is a leading cause of death worldwide

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and the World Health Organization estimates that 3 million deaths were caused by the disease in 2015, which represents 5% of all deaths globally. By 2020, it is estimated to be the third leading cause of death worldwide.

2. COPD is a seldom discussed, underdiagnosed disease

As compared to other leading causes of death such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, COPD is a seldom-discussed disease and many people are unaware of what COPD is. The disease is among the most common, most underdiagnosed, most debilitating, most deadly and most costly to manage.

3. There are a shocking number of people who remain undiagnosed

While an estimated 210 million people worldwide estimated to have COPD, 2 less than half have actually been diagnosed.

4. In the Philippines, COPD remains a serious disease

COPD is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the Philippines. It has a prevalence rate of 14% among Filipino adults aged 40 and above. Only 2% of the cases are diagnosed by doctors in contrast to the overall prevalence.

5. COPD is not a curable disease, but it can be managed

COPD as a disease cannot be cured, but the good news is that there are available treatment options that can greatly improve the quality of life of patients, which include pharmacotherapies and nebulizes to deliver drugs. Besides these, long-term oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) therapy options also help patients cope with the disease and reduce hospitalization rates.

6. One’s risk of COPD increases with age

COPD develops slowly and becomes more apparent after 40 or 50 years of age. It is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe (or even blow a pinwheel), with symptoms that include breathlessness, chronic cough or sputum production.

7. Non-smokers can also be at risk of COPD

While perceived to be a “smoker’s disease”, non-smokers can also develop COPD due to environmental factors. Exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollution, or noxious particles or gases from biomass fuels increases the risk of developing COPD. Those living in Asia Pacific are also at risk due to the region’s rapid development, with 56.6 million are afflicted with moderate to severe COPD in Asia.

8. Those with COPD should know that there are ways to help them stay active

COPD patients can, with the right treatment and therapy, continue their way of life. Russell Winwood, a renowned COPD athlete and Philips ambassador, completed his first full Ironman just six months after his diagnosis, despite the fact that his lungs function at only 22%.

6 reasons why you need to visit the biggest entertainment district this November

Light Up Your Christmas at A Circuit Holiday Night Market


Christmas is beginning its take-over at Circuit Makati.

There’s no such thing as celebrating too early or having too much holiday spirit, especially when Makati’s premier go-to entertainment district is starting to get into a festive mood. What better way to kick off the season of giving than by getting started with your holiday shopping and feasting in the Metro’s biggest entertainment district!

This holiday season, Circuit Makati will be hosting a special three-day sale that puts the spotlight on top brands with homegrown and handcrafted items.

“It’s a great way to spend time with the family and to start the Christmas gift shopping season right especially before the rush gets too overwhelming. This year is very special because we’ve also emphasized on supporting local, with more booths supporting local made products and young entrepreneurs.” says Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.

A Circuit Holiday Night Market co-presented by Mastercard, makes Christmas bazaars bigger and better! Now on its fifth year, Ayala Land ups the ante with six standout Christmas district concepts for visitors to shop and dine in and tops it off with acoustic performances for the whole night!

  1. Shop Unique Finds at the Celebrity District
    If you’ve ever wanted to dress and eat like a celebrity, the Celebrity District is a great place to start! Your favorite local celebs will have their personally curated pre-loved items for sale and their culinary skills will be put on display with their personally baked and home-cooked fare. Charities such as Purple Centers Foundation, Hineleban Foundation and Glenn’s Cookies will also be a part of this district, giving you more reasons to drop by!

2. Get Great Discounts at the Lifestyle District
For the first time this year, SSI will delight all Mastercard holders with an exclusive raffle when they use their Mastercard in the Lifestyle District. Every P1,000 worth of receipts (single or accumulated) from the Lifestyle District entitles the shopper to one (1) raffle coupon for the A Circuit Holiday Night Market Raffle Promo. Get a chance to win as you shop among the best brands like High Sierra, Cache Cache, Oka-B, Joe Fresh, Marks & Spencer’s and Gap!

3. Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Student District
The youth are the future, and the future looks bright, especially in the Student District led by The UP Organization of Business Economics Majors (UP OBEM). Through its commitment to provide its members with the exposure to the business and economic environment, UP OBEM frequently holds business conventions and lifestyle bazaars for small to medium-scale concessionaires.

The Student District offers a wide selection of booths that feature one-of-a-kind homemade finds and craft items that showcase the creativity of the next generation. Support these budding entrepreneurs and get unique gifts for your loved ones!

4. Put the Spotlight on Local Items at the Artisan District
Explore thoughtfully curated items in the Artisan District organized by The Common Good Market! There are gifts and products for everyone on your list, may it be for the youngsters or the oldies. Spend a little time and you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find with the wide range of options to take home and gift to loved ones this holiday season.

5. Indulge in gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District
Famed dining destination, Mercato Centrale and online foodie website Zomato, team up to create an extensive and mouthwatering selection of gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District. Browse through dry food items and a wide selection of baked and packed goods that are perfect for the holidays. And take a break from all that shopping with up to 50 amazing food booths!

6. Get your hands dirty (but in a good way!) at the Green District
For the first time ever, Circuit Makati will be holding a Landscape Festival to brighten everyone’s home. Whether you’re starting to appreciate those little succulents, or are an avid gardener, the Green District will have everything you need to get started or keep going!

With all the unique and diverse Districts styled and lighted by Firefly you will surely find what you’re looking for may it be for yourself or anyone this holiday season. To make the celebration more meaningful, Circuit Makati will again light up the tallest Christmas Tree in the city, bringing light to the Makati community and its guests. Watch out for Circuit Makati’s other events like the Manila Hip-hop Festival on November 30, OpenAir Cinema One: Music By Day, Movies by Night on December 15 and Playground 3.0 on December 22.

Create fun and exciting memories to remember this Yuletide season, drop by #ACircuitHolidayNightMarket co-presented by Mastercard on November 16, 17, and 18 from 5PM to 12MN. Entrance of P100 with a discounted rate of P50 for students, Senior Citizens PWD and pregnant women. Mastercard users enter for free when they show their card at the entrance. See you in #CircuitMakati in the place where Christmas comes alive, #MakeItMakati.

McDonald’s Happy Meal 2018: Pokemon

McDonald’s New Happy Meal Toys for November are super cute!!!

Our family’s lakwatsa last Sunday was very timely. Can you why? 😀 Yes! Raix asked for only 2, but I bought 4! They are so cute and is so hard to resist.

If you havent’t seen it yet watch our 1 minute video below.

Show in the comments below if you got your own Pokemon Happy Meal Collection. We hope we can do a review of this. We got a lot of these to review with and so little time since Raix is busy with school stuff. 🙂

So you on our next blog!

Ayala Land Celebrates it’s 30th Year by Partnering with Disney Philippines

Reimagine the Magic: Festival of Lights

Makati welcomes the most magical time of the year with Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights, an enchanting lights and sound spectacle that captures the spirit of the Yuletide season.

As Ayala Land celebrates its 30th anniversary and the festival marks its 10th year, the show turns even more magical with the company partnering with The Walt Disney Company Philippines for this year’s festivities. The result is a spectacular holiday experience, right at the heart of the country’s premier business district.

“Christmas is always special to Filipinos. It’s a time when families come together for heartfelt celebrations. The annual Festival of Lights is our way of sharing the joy of the season with the community who make our estates vibrant and full of life. On Ayala Land’s 30th anniversary, we made sure to give the show an extra special touch or shall we say ‘magic’ through the partnership with Disney,” said Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.

“It truly excites us at Disney Philippines to kick-off the Christmas celebrations in the country through this collaboration with Ayala Land. Being able to reimagine the annual Ayala Land Festival of Lights with Disney’s brand of world-class entertainment is truly a great experience,” shared by the Country Head of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, Veronica Cabalinan during the partnership’s launch last November. “By weaving our well-loved soundtracks to Ayala Land’s festivities, we hope to bring magical moments to families and Disney fans of all ages. This forms part of our commitment to build lasting memories and powerful connections with Filipinos.”

Imagine a wonderland ablaze with twinkling lights dancing rhythmically to the tune of well-loved Disney songs and Filipino Christmas carols. For a touch of Christmas nostalgia that is sure to delight the young and the young at heart, three medleys featuring Disney favorites will accompany the light display –from Disney Classics, Disney Princesses, and the film ‘Frozen’. Lighting master Voltaire de Jesus once again creates the spellbinding experience this time with music that was skillfully arranged by composer Rony Fortich, who previously worked in Hong Kong Disneyland.

To spread the magic, Ayala Land will bring Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights to six of its estates across the country. The spectacle will run daily every 30 minutes from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, on the following dates:

● Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati – November 9, 2018 to January 8, 2019
● Bonifacio Global City – November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019
● Nuvali – November 24, 2018 to January 13, 2019
● Vertis North – November 29, 2018 to January 15, 2019
● Ayala Center Cebu – November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019
● Centrio, Cagayan de Oro – November 9, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Imagine visions of Disney Princesses with the orchestral rendition of ‘Part of Your World’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘A Whole New World’, ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’, and ‘I See The Light’. Let the magic engulf you with the happy strains of Frozen’s ‘Do You Want To Build a Snowman’, ‘For the First Time in Forever’, ‘Love is An Open Door’, and ‘Let it Go’. Bring back your childhood with a modern and playful rendition of the Disney Classics such as the ‘Mickey Mouse March’, ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’, and ‘Steamboat Willie Whistle’. And to express the magic closer to home, well-loved Filipino Christmas songs will fill the air, such as ‘Pasko Na Naman’, ‘Kumukutikutitap’, ‘Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit’, and ‘Noche Buena’.

The Festival of Lights is presented by Ayala Land, in collaboration with Master Card, HSBC, SunLife, and Globe Telecom. It is the centerpiece of Makati’s magnificent Christmas wonderland – a playful and whimsical addition to the beautiful light installations, featuring the altars of the Philippines’ most iconic churches.

This beautiful yuletide tradition, started decades ago, has become an integral part of the Christmas celebrations of thousands of Filipinos. It aims to delight even the busiest of people, who look forward to memorable and delightful holiday festivities with families, colleagues and friends.

Visit Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens for a spectacular way to celebrate the Christmas season.

To know more about the Festival of Lights, visit the website of Ayala Land at www.ayalaland.com.ph or follow the Facebook accounts of Ayala Land and each of the estates (Make It Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Nuvali, Vertis North, Ayala Center Cebu, and Ayala Malls Centrio) for more updates.

Use the hashtag #ReimagineTheMagic to share your magical experiences on social media.

NANKID Scarlet Snow’s Swiss Discovery

Scarlet Snow Belo’s Swiss Discovery with Nestlé NANKID
See the world of science through the eyes of Philippines’ most famous child online.

Exploring new parts of the world is an extraordinary experience. Whether it’s a weekend trip to a beach, or heading off to another continent, there’s always something new to discover, experience and learn.

Imagine the excitement that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, experienced when she recently went on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Nestle Headquarters in Switzerland. The sprawling center with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, is where world class products especially made for growing children are developed. Scarlet Snow excitedly explored the various rooms and instruments that were used in different scientific studies and discovered many new things in the headquarters.

Best of all, Scarlet Snow had the opportunity to meet the brilliant science experts and big bosses who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Nestle Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestle. The experts, in turn, were happy to meet their little visitor, as they patiently explained their latest innovations to her, including how they engineered Scarlet Snow’s milk, Nestle NANKID.

They began with the milk formulation to explain why Nestle NANKID is adapted for kids. They showed how all the essential vitamins, minerals and DHA are present in the milk. They also taught her that there is no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.

Scarlet Snow then learned that protein is one of the most important nutrients for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body. The optimized protein found in Nestle NANKID is high quality, low quantity protein that is optimal for weight and development advantage.

But Nestle NANKID doesn’t stop at just providing the right vitamins and optimized proteins. As Scarlet Snow learned, Nestle NANKID also has probiotics! This keeps her digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in her stomach.

Listening intently, Scarlet Snow discovered that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready. Childhood is all about learning, growing, and experiencing new things. Every experience contributes to a child’s

mental, emotional and over-all development. Along with proper nutrition, especially one that has optimized protein such as Nestle NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potentials. This is the message behind Scarlet Snow’s webisodes, which also emphasizes the role that parents play in reshaping the future of their growing children.

As parents, you possess the power to #ReShapetheFuture of your children. Watch the webisodes to see how Scarlet Snow, with the support of her parents and with NANKID, is well positioned to become the best that she can become in the future.

Discover Scarlet Snow’s Switzerland journey and catch all the episodes on Nankid’s Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO/ .

McDonald’s Happy Meal 2018: Building Blocks

It’s that time of the month again! McDonald’s launched another set of cool toys!

Moms and dads, enjoy your weekend with the whole family at the nearest McDonald’s place.

Check out Raix’ you tube channel and we might do a toy review of these cute building blocks. 🙂

It’s a red hot October at Ortigas lifestyle destinations

It’s a red hot October as Ortigas Malls lines up a host of activities at its malls around the metropolis, promising fun and excitement for people of all passions and persuasions. With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, Ortigas Malls is pulling all the stops to ensure that its lifestyle destinations — Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia — offer  not just the best shopping finds, but also offer activities that resonate with people’s lifestyles.

Get some advance Halloween fun for the whole family with The Great Halloween Show, which kicks off for afternoon shows on October 28, offering a spectacle of magic shows, acrobat exhibitions, and musical performers.

An exciting costume contest for kids will also be happening on October 28 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. To register, customers must present a minimum single or accumulated receipt worth P3,000 from all Ortigas Malls from October 25 – 28 to get one entry pass. Shop and enter your kids to get fun prizes from partner retailers for the spooky season!

Tiendesitas

What’s not to love about Pinoy tunes? Tiendesitas, Manila’s one-stop-shop for all and any local goods, recognizes this by holding the 13th annual OPM High every Saturday at the second level of the Food Village. Enjoy the Filipino complexity of music with Sandwich on October 20; and UDD on October 27, while feasting on the mouth-watering gastronomic delights offered by the many food concessionaires.

Estancia

Estancia has quickly become a prime lifestyle destination, transforming the southern boundary of the Ortigas with its shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings such as its indoor giant jenga, Xrink, and Connect4.

The Belle de Jour Power Planner will also having its 2019 launch with various activities attendees can do. Learn fun skills with Kenneth Amparo as he teaches Instagram photography, brush calligraphy with Leah Ang, making DIY beauty products with Zenutrients, as well as DIY stamps Sqooid. True to its mission to mobilize women in the modern world, goal-setting workshops and coaching will also be held such as Lego Serious Play by Life Builds and a Vision Board Party by Positivitrix.

Shopping, of course, is what Estancia offers best. Shop to your heart’s content at the Weekend Market, offering an astonishing selection of baked goods, artisanal items, knick knacks and other gift items from well-curated stalls. The Weekend Market will delight you every weekend till December.

 

Celebrate Your October Weekends at Tiendesitas

Reward yourself after this work week’s grind with Tiendesitas’ series of weekend events!

A staple in Pasig’s hub for Filipino culture are food stalls featuring the best filipino dishes alongside other native decors, furniture, and fashion. In line with Tiendesitas’ advocacy to support local flavors, top OPM acts will be performing at level 2 of the food villages with Freestyle on October 6, Ben & Ben on October 13, Sandwich on October 20, and Up Dharma Down on October 27.

What better way to kick start your week than with your furry friends! In celebration of World Animal Day on October 7 from 11am to 5pm, Tiendesitas will be holding a Pet Blessing and Dog Competition to excite pet owners and animal lovers alike!

Introducing Taxumo’s New Service: Taxumo Consult

TAXUMO would like to announce that they have a new ancillary service called Taxumo Consult.

Taxumo Consult is where current and aspiring business owners, professionals and freelancers can book calls with our resident business coaches (accounting and tax professionals). Each call is at $10 (or Php 550) that can be paid using PayPal.

For those without a PayPal account, they can email customercare@gmail.com and use subject “Taxumo Consult — their name” and ask about bank payments. Each call is at 30 minutes. For calls that will possibly take longer, client has to book 2 or more time slots.

They’ve noticed that this is a service that their users have been requesting for the longest time. We really hope that Taxumo Consult will help in educating the mass majority of business owners / entrepreneurs / professionals about taxation.

Also, if you know of any freelance accountants who want to join the Tax Consult program, please let them know that they can submit their CVs to ginger@taxumo.com . They are looking for BIR accredited CPAs.

Thank you! Please do let us know if you have any questions! 🙂
File away! #WorryLessAboutTaxes #TaxesPH

Workshop Alert: Engaging Brand Videos & Product Photography (A Business Starter Course)

We can almost smell the cool air of the upcoming Christmas Season. We can hear Christmas songs almost everywhere. Decorations filled the shopping malls and gift ideas are displayed neatly and inviting us to go and do our early Christmas shopping.

As we are on our last quarter of the year 2018, Manila Workshops thought of helping our entrepreneurs, from small business owners, online sellers & to huge ones. Others might not be knowledgeable in to how they can broaden their target market with the use of videos and instagramable photos. These workshops are originally under The Business Starter Course.

This October, Globe MyBusiness Academy & Unionbank GlobalLinker in partnership with Manila Workshops give you 2 workshops that will not only up your skill but also your sales.

*images by Miss Maciel Santos

To learn more about these workshops head on to our website through the following links: Engaging Brand Videos & Product Photography.

**Both workshops are inclusive of learning materials, certificate, snacks & coffee.**

You may contact VENI at: veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651