Saturday, June 15, 2019

YOUR GADGET EXPERT COMPANY BRINGS YOU INTO A WORLD OF UNIQ BETTER BY DESIGN

Macpower Marketing Corporation launches another brand that would dress up your gadgets
UNIQ, a Singaporean brand, designs series of functionally stylish gadget accessories and travel essentials to ensure you stay in style at home or away. Its products are driven by the shared belief that good design should be BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL, and SUBTLE. They craft experiences with their products to make our lives better; every single day. UNIQ is perfect gadget accessories and essentials for young professionals and professionals, it can be their companion in office works, business travels or at home. Stay in style anywhere you go. “Each UNIQ design went through stages of prudent planning and development, with scrupulous sourcing and careful selection of quality materials, textiles, and craftsmanship to produce the kind of premium goods we are proud to call ours.” DAVID, Head of Design and Development UNIQ just recently held their brand launching at F1 Hotel last June 13, 2019. Check out the products UNIQ has to offer: ● CHARGING Solid elegance meets full practicality in the form of Aereo, our 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad bundled with QC 3.0 fast charger. Enjoy streamlined charging by powering up iPhone, Airpods and Apple Watch simultaneously on one single platform. A stylish space-saving solution, Aereo is designed to be so beautifully simple that it blends right in.

Enjoy effortless on-the-go charging with Vertex, a wireless charger from the LITHOS Collective that defies the rules of functional design. Designed for ultimate convenience, its simple folding mechanism and 3-coil design allow for easy flat-lay and upright charging at any angle – all without compromising on style. Crafted with a unique texturized finishing that is granular to touch, this portable wireless charger makes for a clever elegant piece on any workspace you place it on. With compatibility in over 150 countries, including America, Australia, Europe, UK, and Asia, Voyage helps you stay charged and connected, no matter which part of the world you're at. Equipped with USB-C fast charging technology, and is able to charge up to five devices simultaneously. Comes with a travel pouch to store product. Channel the right energy with Versa Slim Kit, our power adaptor bundle with fast charging USB-C to C tough cable. Built with 18W Power Delivery and slim enough for those hard to reach wall sockets, Versa lends your charging experience a contemporary edge in both speed and style. A desktop classic upgraded in form and power, Surge is a charging station equipped with 2 USB-C PD Ports at 90W Max Power and 2 Quick Charge 3.0 USB ports for simultaneous charging of all devices at full speed. Designed in flat-lay orientation to ensure clean cable lines for complete charging ease. Designed for those who work on their smartphone and gadgets all day, Fuele is equipped with USB-C power delivery to charge and recharge them 30% faster and up to 3 devices simultaneously. Encased in premium leatherette with an ultra-slim profile to turn ordinary everyday charging into a refined and delightful experience ● CABLES Simple, understated design methodology backs the overall aesthetics for Halo. Intentionally created to look clean, sleek, and uncluttered, its slender and featherweight size makes it perfect for on-the-go usage. Comes in Lightning and USB-C cable. Flex USB-C to Lightning cable supports 18W Power Delivery to charge your iPhone at the fastest speed available – up to 60% in 30 minutes. Made ultra-durable with Military Grade material and Xtreme360™ Strain Relief design for incredible flexibility, and completed with a slim charging tip that fits most cases. ● CASES Add the contemporary robustness and touch of genuine leather to your Airpod case with Terra, a protective casing crafted with full-grain quality leather. Designed to shield your Airpod case with a premium pop of color and comes with a bottom cut out for charging ease.

The Ultimate Handsfree Experience. Get full functionality out of your smart device with an integrated stand. Whether you're texting, video-calling, or watching your favorite movies, you can now enjoy the protection that comes with hands-free connectivity. Inspired by the idea of finding safety and security from nature, Element series is a splendid showcase of exquisitely crafted case designs made contemporary with refined natural materials. Like the naturally occurring phenomenon found in nature, no two Element cases are the same. Engineered with Edge-to-edge Co-Mould Technology with PC coverage on the sides for maximum shock-and-drop protection. Flaunt your device in a case where style and protection amalgamates. With flexible luxe material and absolute protection, you’ll be ready to take on the day’s challenges on the chin. Enough of the same humdrum of carrying dull gadget accessories, allow us to bring you to the world of UNIQ as it opens its very First Kiosk in the Philippines on June 22, 2019. Located at 4F Cyberzone, The Annex Building, SM City North EDSA. Altogether, let’s step into Uniq by using #uniqbetterbydesignph and tagging @uniqbetterbydesignph on Instagram.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Brigada Eskwela: BAVI volunteers prepare five schools for class opening

Bounty Agri Ventures Inc. (BAVI) employees recently took part in the Brigada Eskwela program of the Department of Education. The nationwide program encourages organizations to donate and lend a helping hand towards refurbishing public elementary and high school classrooms and facilities in time for the opening of classes.

At the Punta Integrated School in Calamba City, BAVI volunteers, led by president and general manager Ronald MascariƱas, partnered with parents of the students and other stakeholders in repainting the classrooms’ walls, ceilings, chairs, and tables. The company behind the famous Chooks-to-Go oven-roasted chicken brand also donated gallons of paint and painting equipment.

We at BAVI are committed to helping provide needy schools with classrooms that are conducive to learning. We believe that this will inspire our young students to study more, learn new things, including love for country, towards becoming the best that they can be,” MascariƱas said.

In Butuan City, more than a dozen BAVI volunteers also helped repaint the Taligaman Central Elementary School and Ampayon Central Elementary School using paint donated by the company.

BAVI also provided funds to the Amado V. Hernandez Elementary School in Tondo, Manila and the Balatong B Elementary School in Pulilan, Bulacan to support their activities during Brigada Eskwela which is also known as National Schools Maintenance Week.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Seascape Village Independence Day Flash Sale: 1 KG of crabs for P21

Seascape Village is giving freedom-loving Filipinos the best reasons to celebrate Independence Day! From June 12 to 14, the dining complex which offers an authentic seafood market experience will have a food flash sale where a kilo of local crabs will be sold for only P21!

80 coupons per day will be given away during the promo. The first 40 coupons will be distributed from 12NN to 4PM, and the second batch from 5PM to 8PM.

To qualify, like the SEASCAPE VILLAGE official Facebook page and share the Philippine Independence Day Promo post at least a day before claiming the coupon.

Coupons will only be given to dine-in customers who will pay the P21 fee and show proof that the promo post was shared in their Facebook account. Cooking and service charges are exclusive of the discounted rate, and only 1 voucher can be used for every group of 5 diners.

After claiming the coupon, dine-in customers will only pay 21 pesos for a kilo of live crabs! They can then have it cooked by any of the 8 participating restaurants at Seascape Village.

A more upscale yet readily accessible seafood market with a wide array of restaurants, Seascape Village also offers the most diverse and freshest seafood—from shellfish and tuna to groupers and imported crabs and lobsters—at prices that will surely fit everyone’s taste and budget!

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Seascape Village and celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends over a sumptuous seafood dining experience. Seascape Village is located between Sofitel Philippine Plaza and the Manila Film Center at the CCP Complex in Pasay City. Per DTI-FTEB permit number 9711, series of 2019. Visit https://web.facebook.com/seascapevillage/ for more details.

GCASH LOOKING FOR NGO PARTNERS IN MINDANAO FOR GCASH FOR GOOD PROGRAM

Leading mobile money platform, GCash, is looking for partners in Mindanao for its GCash for Good - a pioneering corporate social responsibility program that enables Filipinos to donate to non-government organizations (NGOs) that champion worthy advocacies from education, environment to animal welfare among others. This was announced yesterday by GCash VP for Corporate Communications Reyner Villasenor in a press launch held in Park Inn Hotel in Davao City who said that GCash for Good is another big step to further develop the GCash app into a more socially relevant and sustainable platform that help addresses issues across different levels of society. GCash, operated by Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), is well-equipped to become a springboard for donations to non-government organizations that champion various advocacies, thanks to its scale and innovative digital platform. Thus, the GCash executive is calling on all NGOs in Davao City and nearby cities and provinces to join the GCash for Good as their partners in spreading good to all. “With GCash for Good, GCash users can use the GCash app to donate to various groups to create an impact on society. This allows GCash to be a more inclusive and open platform that will help create better opportunities for millions of Filipinos. I am calling on all our NGO friends in Davao region and in the whole of Mindanao to join us as we spread the power of good through GCash,” Villasenor said. For interested NGOs, some regulatory requirements need to be completed before becoming official GCash for Good partners to ensure the organizations are legitimate and the money donated cannot be abused. The GCash for Good program currently involves 35 NGOs, which are included in the initial batch after completing their documentation requirements both from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Mynt before the program was launched. The program has already been launched in Manila and Cebu. During the GCash for Good launch in Davao City, Villasenor also disclosed that those people now prefer to donate online, as this removes the hassle of having to go through long queues and processes, giving them more time to focus on their daily lives. He quoted a study by 2017 Global Trends in Giving which shows that 54 percent of individuals prefer to donate online, while the total volume of donations made online grew by a strong 12.1 percent.
Various researches also show a growing trend in micro-donations and crowdfunding, with sites like Patreon and Kofi gaining massive support. According to Tech’s Good, micro-donations range between $0.25 and $10. This kind of donations, although small at a time, can make a huge difference once added up. “With innovative mobile money technology like GCash, people who want to do good are now empowered with a more efficient experience. Any amount will create huge opportunities for organizations that forward different issues. With GCash for Good, users will also have direct access to where their donations go. It showcases a more transparent and user-friendly interface for anyone to access, ” Villasenor stressed.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Taiwan ushers in the future of ‘smart healthcare’

Imagine hospital beds so intuitive that they can track both a patient’s vital signs and sleeping patterns? What about robot-assisted surgery when the doctor and patient are miles apart? These scenes may soon be a reality as the automation technology is gradually revolutionizing healthcare through to the era of ‘smart healthcare’.

The concept of smart healthcare diverges from traditional approaches to healthcare; instituting intelligent and intuitive systems that improve the quality of patient care. This approach has influenced the gamut of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, and health and wellness products, as they integrate with each other to create a holistic system that is predictive, preventative, personalized, and participatory.

Taiwan and its superior technology are leading the world toward this new frontier. Consistently ranked as the top knowledge economy in Asia, its biomedical sector has been identified as one of the industry pillars for national development. In recent years, the value of Taiwan’s biomedical industry significantly increased to a booming US$16.2 billion. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen considers the country as a forerunner in medical innovation due to three factors: top-tier medical technology, robust supply chains, and burgeoning biotechnology industry.

Taiwan’s domain leadership has been cemented by effectively fostering a supportive and collaborative ecosystem where academic, private, and public institutions work together to create products that contribute to smart healthcare.

Innovation at work
One example of the smart healthcare innovation is the range of products offered by Asus Life, a subsidiary of the Taiwan Excellence Award winner Asustek Computer. The company recently worked with hospitals to offer smart medical care solutions for patients.

OmniCare is a medical Internet-of-Things platform that collects biometric data from various instruments and smart wearable devices. PhenoFinder is a platform that integrates patient medical records at all hospitals and big data analysis.

Zenbo is a smart robot equipped with facial recognition functionality, and AiNurse is a virtual caregiving robot that can communicate with patients via voice or text.

Meanwhile, 2019 Taiwan Excellence awardee Onyx Healthcare Inc. also created medical products that optimize and seamlessly automate hospital processes that are usually done on paper.

The company’s medical tablet MD101 aids nurses as they gather the data of a patient’s vital signs, thus reducing the time spent on each patient, which is usually up to 12 minutes. Altogether, their products help improve the accuracy and efficiency of overall patient care in hospitals.

Proudly Made in Taiwan
In recent years, the world has seen Taiwan transition into becoming the global powerhouse it is today. It is a beacon of great, innovative value for countless consumers, boasting cutting-edge products that are proudly made in Taiwan.

Time and again, Taiwan has proven its prowess in life-changing technology. Tackling life’s many spheres – from healthcare to education and mobility – Taiwan consistently improves our lifestyles, as we revel in its brand of everyday excellence.

To catch more of Taiwan and its amazing innovations, you can check them out at the following dates and events: Taiwan Excellence 3 on 3 Hoop Challenge on June 29-30 at SM Megamall; the IoT Business Platform on July 24-25 at Manila Marriott; the Taiwan Excellence E-Sports Cup on October 4-6 in Metro Manila; and the Taiwan Expo scheduled sometime in November at Davao City.