Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Welcoming the New Year in a New Light. VRP Medical Center.


With the fiery new year comes a new change, VRP Medical Center embarks on a major renovation plan for its people stakeholders, doctors, and patients alike. Since its renovations earlier last year, VRP focuses on a more customer oriented approach. A family based corporation never distracted from its vision: “A Hospital That Cares,” VRP opens its hearts to developing and improving quality service, technological advancement, and a warm, calming environment.

Doors open to a fresh Central Registration Area, a well crafted mural to greet the children and families, and a spacious waiting area for visitors and friends. From a 148 square meter room, the Emergency Room will be extending to 224 square meters to accommodate patients and those waiting in line. VRP sets into motion an additional 48 rooms to shelter its current 178 bed capacity.

Focusing on comfort, modernity, and care, VRP continually strives to improve their wide array of facilities in order to better serve the people. The hospital launched their new Nuclear Medicine Department last October 2015 under the guide and eye of Dr. Jeanelle Margareth Tang, an immigrant from Canada who decides to come home to the Philippines and finish a training course, with hopes to set up a practice in Nuclear Medicine. In partnership with Mandaluyong Medical Services Inc. (MNMSI), VRP already has a solid support right from the start from Its supplier, Inter medical SE, to its doctors, partners and stockholders. 

The rise of the Nuclear Medical Department brings forth new services for its patients such as thyroid function tests, general nuclear imaging, bone scans, reflux studies, GFR and radionuclide therapy. It also boasts a new set of high quality equipment like the Multi cam 1000, a camera that provides hi resolution and better imaging under medical procedures, and the Berthold Multi crystal LB2111 Gamma Counter.



Dramatic change is everywhere, both inside and out. With an idea of a holistic healing, the roof deck will be converted into an intimate chapel for those in search of spiritual guidance. Additional offices, departments, and a Physician Center is also in the works. The facade will also undergo a major contemporary aesthetic change which could reflect beauty and care of VRP.

With its fresh, newly minted facility and developed professional care, patients could only expect more from the newly improved VRP Medical Center. As a family and as a community, VRP welcomes the year right.


About VRP.
A hospital that cares. VRP Medical Center is now in its 42 years of medical service to the Philippine Community. The first hospital to be ISO Certified. VRP Remains to give high quality health care and improves the advancement of medical practices and technology in accordance with the ever changing trends and practices in science and medicine.

Our Physicians, renowned for their own fields in medicine, spearhead our medical research, and the training and development of budding Doctors. (PR)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Love for romance and love for environment. A Lakbay2Love Film Review.

Lakbay2Love official poster.
Lakbay2Love is a film about beauty, no doubt. The sceneries shown in Lakbay2Love by Erasto Films are all worthy to be shown onscreen. Eye candy with a breathtaking feeling, would make you wish that you could explore those mountains, hills through biking. This is the third offering by the award-winning filmmaker Ellen Ongkeko Marfill, following Pusang Gala and Boses.

Lakbay2Love stars Solenn Heussaff and Dennis Trillo. Solenn plays Lianne, a videographer who features forester Jay-R (Trillo) who advocates biking for healthier environment.  Lianne is recovering from heartbreak over Macky (Kit Thompson) who happens to be a friend of Jay-R. Their fates crossover.  But the film does not create so much of a love triangle feel.

One very good thing about Lakbay2Love is the details of its characters. The research was well analyzed and given justice through their dialogues. You can feel that it is not just about biking. It also points out some negative impacts of it to the environment.

Trillo’s charm and brilliance in acting was showcased. I felt his skill in the scene before he sang Overdrive, his eyes were talking to me. The fact that he is a biker in real life shows onscreen. While Kit Thompson’s performance makes you think that he had been acting for a long time, even before his Pinoy Big Brother stint. The scene with shirtless Kit playing with a dog is a winner.  You’d wish for extra rice.

Lakbay2Love presents sceneries of the Philippines that I think was never shown in any other films, like the La Mesa Dam, Timberland Heights and Benguet. I guarantee that those landscapes are all to die for and make them part of your bucket list.

The songs are all original Filipino music and really fit well to the scenes of nature being explored.

Lakbay2Love will open in theatres this February 3, 2016. This film is supported by La Mesa Ecopark, Timberland Heights, 7-Eleven, Firefly Brigade and the Cordillera Conservation Trust. For details, please check facebook.com/Lakbay2Love or www.lakbay2love.com
The Cast of Lakbay2Love. Dennis Trillo, Solenn Heusaff and Kit Thompson. (Photos from the movie FB Page)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sherlock Holmes-ing (Repertory Philippines’ Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot)

The cast of The Games Afoot.
Repertory Philippines commences its 2016 season with the comedy thriller Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot. It will be shown at Greenbelt 1 Onstage from January 15 to February 7.
It’s Christmas 1936. William Gillette, the star of the Broadway version of Sherlock Holmes, was shot during the curtain call of their show. Recuperating, he invites his castmates to a dinner at his luxurious mansion in Connecticut, with the intention of finding out who tried to murder him. The night turns out to be a revelation of each character’s involvement in the crime. They are joined by Gillette’s mother, a theatre critic and a detective. So who tried to kill Gillette?
The play may start at a humdrum pace but gets intriguing to the end just like most of whodunit stories.  The excitement blended with hilarity makes the entertainment. The set and costumes make you feel the glitz and glamour of 1930s.
Pinky Amador as Daria Chase.
The wonderful set of The Games Afoot Circa 1930.
The actors, led by Paul Holme who plays William Gillette, aptly brings out the comedy and mystery in the story.  Other characters are played by Joy Virata, alternating with Jay Valencia Glorioso, Jeremy Domingo, Christine Flores, Hans Eckstein, Mica Pineda, Natalie Everett and Pinky Amador. ReP’s The Game’s Afoot is directed by Miguel Faustmann.

Verdict: B+. Entertaining enough not to miss.

Words by Aga Posadas
Photos by Evo Joel Contrivida

Sunday, January 17, 2016

All News in one. Top Buzz app review.

The young generations nowadays are so engaged with the latest technology right on the palm of their hands. And even millennials like me need to adapt to changes while checking the latest news. Reading many apps of different news organizations is such a burden to anyone just to be informed and updated.

Until this new app Top Buzz came. It offers compilations of day-to-day headlines, stories that may interest every human and somehow inspire us to do better. It took me almost two minutes to download Top Buzz through my Smartphone. And hola, I am connected with all the happenings in my city up to the latest buzz in the world.
The side bar that show's different categories you can choose from.
They have all the credible news outfits in one whole screen. It’s easy to navigate since it doesn’t offer many buttons or links. The side bar has all the lists of the types of stories by category which makes your life easier.  And what’s best is the pre-selection of types of news you just want to read, not those promos that you see in almost every website.

Once I touch the app from my home screen in my phone, the headlines in a thumbnail post is apparent. From that, you can scroll down the entire buzz for a day. And if something strucks you, you will be redirected to the right link of the story. This newest all- in-one newsstand is the pioneer in giving you the things you want to know. Aside from news, it also offers Jobs and deals that you can get online.

To download Top Buzz here is the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=topbuzz.app&hl=en  , or like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/topbuzzco/   So let’s start to be informed and updated to our world around us, and get connected.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Little Prince in us.

I have this book way back then, The Little Prince by Antoine De Sant Exupery, it used to be one of my favorites , it really fascinate me how a kid hop from one planet to another and meet different type of people. But honestly, I don’t understand it so much, I believe there are many meanings and statement those characters are portraying.

Until I watched it last Christmas season at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, presented by Tanghalang Pilipino, Prinsipe Munti under Layeta Bucoy as the playwright, and direction by Tuxqs Rutaquio. This time in Filipino, i solely understood its meaning and significance to the new generation.


With many translation and versions in the movies and in theater, Prinsipe Munti of TP is a delight to watch, plus the songs are so good to hear, i wish they record it and release it as a soundtrack soon. Many of my bloggers friend and me too are all touch, some of us cried and feel connected how a young Prince fall in love with his rose, how a Pilot wish to go back to his youth, and of course the tragic ending is really moving. 
I must say that this adaptation has the great cast, Noel Comia, this cute kid in Repertory’s Pinnochio is way above his age in terms of acting, i remember how kiddie his voice in singing during the SM and Walt Disney launch, I am impressed that he can deliver well also in Filipino. Marco Viana as the Pilot also give his best and we fell like he was our Big Brother during the entire play.


But one thing that really great about this production, is the way the sets and props gives purpose and justice to all the scenes, not that hi-tech or ambitious but you can feel its sincerity and objectives, it is the major hit for this production. 
Other cast includes Queen Mia as Rosas alternating with Chi Navarra, Jonathan Tadioan as Alamid, JV Ibesate , Aldo Venceilao, Lhorvie Nuevo, Antonette Go and Doray Dayao.

Prinsipe Munti had limited run last December 2015, who knows they may comeback this 2016 since it is one remarkable and must watch play.
Tanghalan 30th Season.
There’s more to come for this premier Theater company, coming February to March Binibining Mandirigma is returning in CCP stage, to be followed by series of summer theatre workshop by April and May. June to July is  set for annual Virgin Labfest, while  TP’s Perlas Anniversary concert is also set in July.

Ibalong epic play is also a comeback by August, while September to October is reserve for Rody Vera “Pangarap sa Gitnang Tag-araw”, and November to December will showcase sarswela tru Balangiga.

All set for a year, see you in the theater this 2016.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fine Etiquette Rose: Smell Fresh Inside Out





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