Teacher Eats: Bounty Fresh Takes Lead in #WorldEggDay2017

Who wants eggs in your every meal? I grown to have eggs in every meal because of our food business. From breakfast to dinner, having eggs in our menu and our plate is not as bad it seems. Cholesterol and fatty issues asides, I rather have eggs in my sandwich and rice meals than junk food. So Bounty Fresh, the country’s top egg producer, is taking the lead in promoting the health benefits of consuming eggs daily in the country through various initiatives including spearheading the celebration of World Egg Day this month.

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This year’s event will be the onset of Bounty Fresh Eggs’ yearly celebration of World Egg Day. Similar efforts have been done in other countries like Australia, USA, The UK, France, Brazil, Austria and neighboring Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, to name a few.

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“We are optimistic that by leading events like the World Egg Day, Filipino consumers will become more familiar with our products, especially the nutrition-enriched Bounty Fresh Eggs,” says Architect Edwin Chen, Managing Director of Bounty Farms, Inc.

“Despite their affordability, the Philippine consumption of eggs is among the lowest in Asia. This is because of the misconception that eggs are bad for the health because of the cholesterol. We want to correct this misconception,” Chen adds.

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During the event, the guest Nutritionist explained the different kinds of eggs and its full potentials to give more nutrients in our daily diet.  As attested by credible agencies such as the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), eggs are very good source of affordable, high quality protein. They are rich in vitamins D, B2, B6 and B12, as well as a good source of minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, as well as choline.

Because of the vitamins and minerals found on eggs, consuming them will help strengthen muscles, boost the health of the brain, bolster energy production, promote a healthy immune system, as well as lower the risk of heart diseases mainly because of choline, which helps in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine that is associated with the development of heart diseases.

Eggs are also healthful for pregnancy as the nutrients help prevent congenital disabilities such as spina bifida. Moreover, eggs aid weight loss and maintenance, improve eyesight and promote healthier skin.

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There also have “eggziting” games and prizes for guest to feast on. And with the TV Actress and Host Bettina Carlos hosting the event, the event was full of fun and learning for us to take home with. Other than that, there’s a cooking demo as well to show how accessible egg really in in every kitchen, in any occasions. 

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For more details about the World Egg Day 2017 and insights, just visit the Bounty Fresh website at www.facebook.com/bountyfreshchicken/.

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Geeky and Techie: Make Corporate Management more powerful with Microsoft Kaizala

For many Philippine businesses, managing staff in the field presents several unique challenges. From having to capture operational data from remote staff to ensuring that things are running as they should, current management and communication tools can be slow and cumbersome to use. More importantly, not everyone in the field has access to a PC and even those who do could only respond when they were logged into the system. For these organizations, a convenient, secure, and mobile tool for a remote work management environment is required.

The challenges for task-based workers

There are hundreds of thousands of front-line workers in the Philippines working in banks, services, manufacturing plants, department stores, and other industries. Their insights in their first-hand dealings with the customers are important to the company but they typically don’t have a dedicated work space or computer. Department store staff, bank tellers and promodisers generally use pen and paper or their personal phones for work-related communications.

This makes it more difficult to communicate with their managers or report to the headquarters regarding task-related concerns. Consumer messaging apps offer a band-aid solution but often lack security and control while creating a custom app can get expensive. For management, assigning and tracking tasks is cumbersome, and aggregating data analytics can be time consuming.

But Microsoft Kaizala makes this all easier.

Introducing Microsoft Kaizala — a mobile app and service for communicating and coordinating work in large, distributed groups. Now available in the Philippines, Kaizala makes it easy to connect with large groups of people inside and outside your organization. These can include employees, customers, and suppliers. It enables organizations to manage work with their extended teams through a single, unified platform — all on their mobile phone.

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Security Organizations can trust

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Security remains a top priority for most organizations, and Microsoft Kaizala provides the controlled access and data security that they need. Azure Active Directory services authentication ensures secure access to the Kaizala Management Portal, where IT administrators can control membership of all groups, remove users in one instance, and control user access to sensitive data. Microsoft Kaizala maintains user privacy and stores data in Azure datacenters that adhere to industry standards for security and compliance.

Connect with your entire value chain

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Many front-line workers don’t have their own company email address or access to internal tools, which makes it hard for managers to share and collect important information. Microsoft Kaizala enables managers to easily reach very large numbers of users within and outside their organization, using a simple and intuitive chat interface. Organizations can broadcast information – such as announcements, photos, videos, or documents, collect data from the field through polls or surveys, and see real-time analytics as results come in. Users can be quickly onboarded by using just their phone number as a unique ID.

“Most businesses work with several partners, distributors, and stakeholders who are not on the company’s email address list, so communication can be slow and unsecure. With Microsoft Kaizala, they can better connect and coordinate with the entire team. As internet usage increases, we believe it will be easier for organizations to communicate with all their stakeholders, wherever they are in the Philippines,” said Bertrand Launay, Microsoft Philippines Managing Director.

Collaborate and manage work efficiently

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Microsoft Kaizala makes it easy to coordinate work with a company’s entire value chain – field employees, vendors, partners – with a simple work assignment workflow and real-time status tracking—right within the app. Companies can assign and track frequently-used tasks with built-in actions for common work scenarios, such as assigning jobs and tracking completion status, sharing and requesting location, submitting bills, and tracking expenses.

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“For management, the reviewing process becomes a lot easier online. What used to take 7-10 days to compile is now happening on a real-time basis. They are able to get information in real-time, and can also give feedback to the team in the field an in turn, can increase productivity or allow them to give better solutions to their customers,” added Launay.

Microsoft Kaizala is now available in the Philippines for download as a standalone app for iOS and Android phones. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/kaizala.

Teacher’s Sports Fest: Warriors of ONE Championship Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen Face-Off in Manila

Warriors MODE are now officially ON as ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and newly-crowned ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen are scheduled to do battle at the center of the ONE Championship cage in a main event bout at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, set for 10 November at the iconic Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Before the fight, here are the highlights about the recent ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD City Skyline Face-Off. This was made possible with the largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) and  in conjunction with ​Caltex Havoline™

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Lennard Kwek, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Chevron, stated: “We are excited at the possibilities and the opportunities for growth in both companies. The values of ONE and the strength of the athletes, resonate deeply to the core of Havoline on genuine strength. Caltex Havoline believes that, just like the bouts in the ONE Championship cage, our vehicles often face difficult conditions on the road. But with a proven warrior against friction, wear and sludge deposits, you can be sure that you will have a smooth and worry-free ride.”

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Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion, stated: “Martin [Nguyen] is a great martial artist and an amazing competitor. He has earned the highest degree of my respect. There is absolutely no chance that I am coming into this bout underestimating him. I am prepared for the best Martin Nguyen possible, one that has no weaknesses. This bout will be talked about long after it is finished, as two champions face-off inside the cage. I live for these challenges, and I am motivated for victory, for the pride and honor of the Philippines.”

Martin Nguyen, ONE Featherweight World Champion, stated: “I like Eduard [Folayang]. I said to myself I did not want to compete against someone I like and take away their glory, but opportunities like this do not come around too often. And, if I refused to do this, someone else was going to compete against him and take his glory. So it is strictly business. I am in a super bout for the first time ever in ONE Championship history to become a two-division champion. This match is not going to go the distance.”

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the legendary Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most experienced martial artists. After nearly a decade of competing in various promotions, Folayang has amassed an impressive 18-5 professional record. The 33-year-old veteran is currently riding a four-bout winning streak against high-profile opponents, including an emphatic technical knockout victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki to capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship in 2016.

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Showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling arsenal, Folayang thoroughly defeated top challenger Ev Ting in his first title defense last April. Now set to return to the ONE Championship cage in Manila, Folayang will face ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen in a cross-divisional showdown.

28-year-old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a highly-skilled finisher and one of the most talented featherweights in martial arts. In his most recent bout, Nguyen stepped into the ONE Championship cage last August, scoring the biggest victory of his career when he stopped former undefeated featherweight champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in Kuala Lumpur to capture the ONE Featherweight World Championship. Sporting a 9-1 professional record, Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level of competition. In a much-anticipated battle between division champions, Nguyen is set to face the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang in Manila for the Filipino’s coveted ONE Lightweight World Championship.

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Pics from Roselle Cee Tee.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONECh ampionship

Teacher’s Insights: Check Off Your Christmas Shopping Lists with Shopee

The “-ber” months are here; which means that Christmas is right around the corner.  It is also probably the world’s longest Christmas season, with festivities starting as early as September — one sees massive displays of parols and Christmas decor, hears Christmas songs playing non-stop in malls, and smells bibingka and puto bumbong being sold from sidewalk stalls.

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Christmas shopping for friends and loved ones is a must-do for the season, but malls start to experience increased traffic as the holiday rush sets in. However, Shopee provides a convenient alternative to Christmas shopping. As the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, it lets you shop effortlessly with its easy-to-use platform that is accessible from wherever and whenever.

With approximately 2 million active listings for sale, there is something for everyone on Shopee — from kids’ toys and cosmetics to mobile gadgets and more. There is now no need to jostle among malls’ crowds, or to lug multiple shopping bags home. With Shopee, you can get all your Christmas shopping done in just a few taps and have them delivered straight to your doorstep.

From September onwards, Shopee will be launching a series of Christmas deals and promotions. Shoppers should look out for Shopee’s Christmas Super Sales from October 30 to December 25, especially their 11.11 and 12.12 online shopping events on November 11 and December 12, respectively. Both will feature huge deals, flash sales and giveaways during the period leading up to, and on the event day itself. To top it off, Shopee users can also enjoy Free Shipping nationwide and opt to pay for orders via Shopee’s Cash on Delivery (COD). For those looking for Christmas gift ideas, Shopee will also release its annual Best Selling Gifts guide for inspiration.

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“Christmas is the season of giving, and Shopee Philippines would like to take this opportunity to give back to our loyal users. We understand how busy everyone is during the holidays, so we want to make it easier for everyone to do their holiday shopping,” said Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business for Shopee.

To learn more about Shopee, visit www.shopee.ph. Shopee is available for free download on Google Play and App Store.

Teachers Insights: Festival Mall Steps UP in Breast Cancer Awareness campaign “Pink October”

Women like us in this generation are considered UNSTOPPABLE. No matter what role, what responsibility, our out bringing in life, we are striving to do great things. However, no matter how strong we are, diseases like breast cancer can strike us in any moment. As of today, an alarming number of 34.9% of breast cancer patients are being diagnosed only at the late stages of illness. And because of that, there is an apparent need for more education on the symptoms and treatment for this “Big C.”

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Festival Mall steps up its annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign called “Pink October” to help promote early diagnosis and aid in the treatment of breast cancer with “Stronger in Pink,” this year’s theme for the said award-winning campaign. Stronger in Pink believes that with unity, women are stronger in life, in health, and, most especially, in heart and mind. 

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The said mall started the “Stronger in Pink” campaign last October 6. And for the whole month of October, Festival Mall will produce some activities that will gather different advocate groups to spread love and understanding about breast cancer awareness.

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This month-long campaign will be featuring various activities including a:

  • “Pinkalligrapghy” (Calligraphy Workshop on Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 at the mall’s New Wing);
  • Pink Run “D’Feeting Breast Cancer on October 15 at 5 A.M
  • Free Breast Consultations and Poster-Making Contest with the theme “Strength in Adversity”
  • Breast Cancer awareness talks, exclusive discounts, and many more throughout this month of October for the benefit of Pink October’s partners “ICanServe Foundation,” “Asian Hospital Charities Foundation,” and “Project Pink.”

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As the main presenter of the Pink October, Festival Lifemall is the only mall with five anchor stores: Shopwise Supercenter, SaveMore, Robinson Department Store, Ace Hardware and Handyman. For more updates about the Pink October events and insights about the Breast Cancer Awarneness, you can visit their website at www.facebook.com/festivalmallalabang/.

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