Sunday, May 22, 2016

Dr. Moopen’s Foundation Proves that Care Goes Beyond Boundaries

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Dr. Moopen’s Foundation Proves that Care Goes Beyond Boundaries
Filipino child receives free heart surgery in India

Dr. Moopen’s Foundation (DM Foundation), the organization set up by Aster DM Healthcare Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen, has once again proven that saving lives has no boundaries. In a unique multi-country charity initiative, a rare cardiac corrective surgery was successfully performed on Joneil Dasain, a 5-year-old boy from the Philippines at the Aster Medcity, Kochi. Conducted under the aegis of DM Foundation’s ‘Save the Little Hearts’ initiative, the surgery was carried out by a team of Indian specialists led by Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Center of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity, Kochi. 

Indeed, the world becomes small when we reach out to care. The ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program has been helping indigent Filipino children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) by providing free surgical treatment within the Aster DM Healthcare network. For the first time, a child coming straight from the Philippines is able to be flown to India for this much needed heart surgery at the world-class Aster Medcity.  
“Joneil presented with bluish coloration of fingertips and lips and problems in breathing, all resulting from the congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. This should ideally have been corrected in the first year after birth. The procedure was not free from risk due to his age. But we decided to take up the challenge. The child was evaluated by our expert team of specialists and a five hour long surgery was successfully undertaken,” commented Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, CoE Cardiac Sciences. In Tetralogy of Fallot, abnormalities in the structure of the heart result in blood with insufficient oxygen circulating through the body causing the various symptoms like cyanosis (bluish discoloration) of nails, lips and skin, tiredness and breathlessness. If left untreated, the defect has a 50% mortality rate in the first three years of life in addition to causing delay in growth and development. Since the program was started, the DM Foundation has helped 26 Filipino children from disadvantaged families, who cannot afford to have their children treated for congenital heart disease to undergo corrective cardiac surgery. In addition, about 750 children have benefited from the ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program across various geographies. These children, primarily from India, but also from Afghanistan and Africa have received free or subsidized treatment from Aster DM Healthcare facilities channelized through the DM Foundation and its associates including MIMS Charitable Trust and other support associations. Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and Founder of DM Foundation, is a physician turned entrepreneur and philanthropist. During his early career, he had witnessed many families struggling to afford specialised treatment for many complex and critical health conditions. He founded the DM Foundation to help such patients and it is under this foundation that the not-for-profit initiatives of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr Azad Moopen’s family are being carried out. Commenting on this unique initiative, Dr. Azad Moopen, said, “There are many children who are not able to reach their full potential because of congenital heart disease. Coming from poor backgrounds, the parents also cannot afford to have their children treated. The philosophy of our foundation is to provide quality healthcare to the deserving and make a difference in their lives. We are happy that DM Foundation has enabled Joneil to get the treatment to put him back on the path to a bright future. We look forward to helping more such children in the future through our efforts.”

Aster DM Healthcare-Philippines Country Head Joyce Alumno emphasized, “Five children are diagnosed with CHD for every 1,000 live births. Reports show that every nine minutes, a child below 15 years old dies of heart disease. We are grateful that through the selfless heart of Dr. Moopen and the expertise of our doctors in India, children like Joneil are given a chance to enjoy a quality of life like any normal child.” “We want to do more. In fact, we have a line of possible beneficiaries needing urgent attention. However, we are unable to do so because of the long queue in the hospitals. With the success of Joneil’s case, we can now say, we can make this happen,” Alumno said. Lance Masters, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Manila supported the DM Foundation and has accompanied the patient and his mother to India. He has documented Jolien’s journey to health on his Facebook page. He said, “Jolien’s free cardiac surgery has been possible thanks to a truly remarkable philanthropist, Dr Azad Moopen, who has designated 20% of his wealth to his charitable foundation dedicated to assisting poor people with catastrophic medical issues. In the Philippines, Dr. Moopen has committed to helping 50 indigent children with congenital heart defects through the DM Foundation’s ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program. I am honoured to work with the Foundation in this noble mission." Dr. Harish Pillai, Cluster Head for Kerala & CEO Aster Medcity said, “The successful procedure is yet another testament of the exemplary skills of Aster Medcity’s talented team of doctors at our advanced world class quaternary healthcare facility. We are happy that the child is now recovering well and can look forward to lead a normal life.” About DM Foundation
DM Foundation is the broad umbrella under which the CSR and social activities of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr. Moopen’s Family Foundation are being carried out. DM Foundation works in tandem with associate organizations such as MIMS Charitable Trust. The activities of Dr. Moopen’s Foundation are focussed in India, Middle East, Africa, Philippines, Afghanistan etc. Various programmes of the Foundations are categorized under Free Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Programme (Save The Little Heart), Early Diseases Detection & Cancer Screening Centres (EDDCs), Community Dialysis Centres (CDCs), Radiation Oncology Centres, Doctor on Calls “Mobile Clinics”, Health & Safety Awareness Programme, Free or Subsidized Treatments, MILES Village Adoption – Socio Economic Intervention etc. About Aster DM Healthcare
Established in 1987, Aster DM Healthcare currently owns and operates a network of more than 290 institutions across the Middle East and India, covering an array of healthcare verticals including clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and a modern medical city. These network units are consolidated under the brand names ASTER, MEDCARE, ACCESS, ASTER Medcity and ASTER MIMS. The health facilities include 14 hospitals that offer primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care in order to meet the requirements of people from a cross section of the society. In 2015, Aster opened its first ambulatory care center in the Philippines.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blogger Opp : Roaming Through Time Giveaway #2 (Free & Paid Options Available) Sign Ups Close 5/29

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CLOSED | The "June Edition" LootPets Giveaway

5/21/2016 07:02:00 PM 0 Comments

The "June Edition" LootPets Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV)

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Good day my dear readers! I hope everyone is doing good while reading this post. Summer is almost over here in the Philippines. School is starting soon in less than a month and we haven't enrolled my kids yet. Oops! Hopefully we can enroll them in the coming days. Anyway, let me share to you another giveaway. I hope you will all participate and who knows one of you will win this. Read more below to know more about this awesome giveaway!

Deliciously Savvy is hosting another giveaway for LOOTPETS Monthly Subscription Crate! This is a fabulous Geek and Gamer Gear Subscription Box designed to gift your Furry BFF’s with cool gear each month! The box is always valued at $50 + In products that are collectable and unique! This giveaway is for the unknown “June Themed” box and there will be 5 winners! No obligation required….the winner simply receives a LOOTPETS Crate for their Furry BFF! 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Why Choose Electric Cellos

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The cello has been around for hundred of years already but recently, I've been reading about electric cellos. Aside from the modern strides in terms of sound and playability, there are some reasons why cellists now chooses the electric cellos.

1. Affordability

Electric cellos are generally lower priced than acoustic models even if you include its accessories and amplifier.

2. Offer Great Sound Qualities

 Advantage of using Electric Cellos is that you can play at any sort of volume.  You can avoid the dreaded feedback: those high or low rumbling notes that comes out of the speakers. Electric cellos can help cure that problem.

3. Travel Friendly

Compared to an acoustic cello, electric cellos are much less delicate and it's not quite affected by temperature changes or any sort of impacts or shocks. They are lighter in terms of weight which is a plus for easier transport and take up much less space.


Those are some reasons one should consider in buying electric cellos. People who loves to play different types of classical music: jazz, rock, improv or those who want to practice an instrument. Want to own an electric cello for youself? Electric cellos for sale at The Woodwind & Brasswind, known to be a premiere catalog and Internet retailer serves musicians from flutists to tuba players, and violinists to percussion artists by selling musical instruments online.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Good Medication Adherence Plays Part in Controlling High Cholesterol

5/11/2016 09:03:00 PM 0 Comments


Healthcare experts suggest the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle in curbing illnesses. However, a study found another important factor in easing diseases, including those that are triggered by high cholesterol.  

Based on the most recent survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), one in every ten Filipino adults has high cholesterol, while 21 in every 100 are in borderline high. While it is important to keep proper nutrition and lifestyle in check, a study published in the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America suggested that successful treatment of diseases require consistent intake of medications as indicated by doctors.  

“Proper medication adherence is found to be an effective way of managing, if not averting, known diseases,” said Tomas Marcelo Agana III, president of Pharex HealthCorp. “That’s why for people with high cholesterol, we want them to bear in mind that good compliance to medication will keep their cholesterol levels at ease and eventually, improve the quality of their lives.”  



Almost one-third of patients discontinue their medication earlier than instructed, leading to “poor clinical outcomes, high healthcare costs and lost productivity.” However, for some people who wish to continue their medication, Agana noted that certain factors like budget constraints may keep them from doing so.  

This is why Pharex HealthCorp., the most prescribed generic brand of medicines, offers its 15-day Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol.  



The new Pharex 15-day Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol is designed to help patients comply with their medication while saving on costs. It helps patients maintain their cholesterol at its normal and desirable levels, keeping them from acquiring the worst consequences of high cholesterol. 

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) in blood that plays vital roles in the body system’s day- to-day functions. However, too much of it can clog and harden arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.  

Because of this, the normal blood flow is suppressed, affecting one’s body system. High cholesterol triggers the development of different cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attack, and other health problems like renal failure.  

“This product is specially produced to fight low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often referred as ‘bad’ cholesterol,” said Agana. “With the new Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol, patients can continue their medication without worrying about ceiling-high costs.”  

Agana concluded, “Complying to your medication is a high priority, but while healthcare providers give the best advice to ease cholesterol levels we are no less responsible for our own health. On top of proper medication, we also have to prioritize proper diet and exercise. At Pharex HealthCorp., we will aim to provide the best possible care that every Filipino deserves.”  



The new Pharex Compliance Pouch is available in all leading drugstores. For more information, please contact 4338088 (local 820).



SM Supermalls' “Download and Win Krispy Kreme Box of 3 Doughnuts” Promo

5/11/2016 07:10:00 PM 0 Comments
SM Supermalls and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Coffee are teaming up for the biggest free doughnut treat! 🍩


SM Supermalls is bringing back its Download Win in-app mobile game and sweetening the deal by giving away Original Glazed® Krispy Kreme doughnuts each to 100 unique SM Supermalls mobile app registered users every day from April 30 to June 30, 2016. How’s that for a tasty treat?

Embedded within the SM Supermalls Mobile App, “Download & Win” was the first digital scratch card promotion in the country. Its launch during SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary was marked with the giving away of exciting prizes such as free mobile data, free Spotify, Facebook, Games, Unli-Call and Unli Text every day for the entire month of March.

The celebration resumes this month with a shower of doughnuts! And joining can’t be simpler – just download the mobile app and get a chance to win.



Upon signing up in the SM Supermalls mobile app, you will receive a digital scratch card on the app. Scratch off the gray area to find out if you won. Get another shot of winning the next day until the end of the promo period. With some good luck and the daily habit of checking the app, you’ll be closer to sinking your teeth into those craveable doughnut treats for free. 

The SM Supermalls Mobile App is free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is loaded with other features that let you plan your shopping even before you get to the mall. A unique feature of the app is the Feed section that highlights the latest store offerings, discounts and promos, services, as well as movies and events in SM malls nationwide. It also has the Mall Directory that provides a complete list of establishments in the malls while the Mall Map shows the exact location of all stores and mall facilities. To keep up to date on what’s new, visit SM Supermalls website or follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagramViber Public Chat, and Snapchat.


Saturday, May 07, 2016

Blogger Opp : The "June Edition" LootPets Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV) #Free & #Paid Options Available

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Friday, May 06, 2016

Properties the Presidential Candidates’ Money Could Buy

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Looking at the 2016 presidential candidates’ personal net worth is a good way to understand how they manage their wealth, and how they might manage the Philippine economy should they get elected.


MANILA, MAY 6, 2016: There are only days left before the 2016 presidential elections, yet many voters continue to look for additional information regarding the candidates. While not the be-all-and-end-all in selecting the next national leader, their net worth is a good indicator of how they manage their personal wealth, and how that possibly translates into their ability to lead the growth of the Philippine economy should they get elected.

To that end, we list the individual net worth of Vice President Jejomar Binay, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and Senators Grace Poe-Llamanzares and Miriam Defensor Santiago based on their latest Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN), and attempt to quantify these by exploring the real estate possibilities that could be afforded by their personal wealth.

Manuel “Mar” Araneta Roxas II

Total Assets: Php283,963,237,000
Total Liabilities: Php81,882,784,000
Estimated Net Worth: Php202,080,453,000

Officially the richest of the 2016 presidential candidates, most of former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas’ fortune was built from his time as an investment banker in New York, and from being a scion of the Araneta-Roxas family, which has various business interests and landholdings.

Residing in Metro Manila

It would make sense to invest in a home in Metro Manila for someone like Mar Roxas. With finances like his, a home in Pasig is not out of the question, like this six-bedroom, six-bathroom Valle Verde home currently on the market for Php165,000,000.

Investing in the Province of Capiz

Having served as Congressman of the First District of Capiz, an easy assumption to make is that Mar Roxas would be interested in investing in his home province. A net worth such as Roxas’ could accommodate the acquisition of a 3,000-sqm mountain resort in Dumarao, Capiz, 23 times, which is currently valued at Php8,500,000. This property features: family and barkada rooms, dormitories, swimming pools, a grotto, and natural waterfalls.

Buying a Commercial Lot

Roxas previously went by the moniker Mr. Palengke in past political campaigns, and it would be an apt coincidence if he ever decided to invest in a commercial lot to use as a public market. His net worth would easily allow him to acquire such a space in A.S. Fortuna Street in Mandaue City, Cebu (three of them, in fact), which is currently listed for Php53,955,000. The 981-sqm lot is at a prime location, ideal for retail activity.

Mary Grace Sonora Poe-Llamanzares

Total Assets: Php126,955,615
Total Liabilities: Php37,490,796
Estimated Net Worth: Php89,464,819

The youngest candidate, Grace Poe’s SALN actually dropped from her previous ranking, as assets inherited from her late father, movie star Fernando Poe Jr., were removed due to a rule stating such properties should not be declared. Still, she remains the second wealthiest with a fortune comprised of investments and other assets.

Investing in Iloilo

Grace Poe was once an abandoned baby discovered in Iloilo City. Should she ever want to reside in the city, she could do so from a Php16,000,000 three-door apartment near the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral where she was found by a parish priest. With a total floor area of 402-sqm, the property has three units with five or six bedrooms each, making it an ideal rental investment as well.

Residing in Alabang

It is uncertain what Poe’s next step would be should she not win the presidential elections. If she decides to retire from politics and resume the type of living she had while in the United States, a good investment would be on an American-style home in Portofino in Las Piñas. With four bedrooms, an attic, a two-car garage, and a private inner courtyard, its Php36,246,000 price is well within Poe’s budget.

Investing in Land for Educational or Philanthropic Use

Also known as an educator and philanthropist, Poe could build her legacy as such if she ever decided to forego politics. With her net worth, she can buy a farm lot in Cebu. Currently valued at Php35,000,000, it has an existing rest house and 26,622 sqm of land, which can be dedicated to building an educational facility or remain as a farm where the less fortunate can seek employment.

Miriam Defensor Santiago

Total Assets: Php123,033,539
Total Liabilities: Php50,000,000
Estimated Net Worth: Php73,033,539

Widely recognized for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government (judiciary, executive, and legislative), Miriam Defensor Santiago is arguably the most qualified to hold office in Malacañang. Her fortune has been mostly built on legal and political grounds that has spanned over four decades.

A Residence for Sharing Knowledge

The value of education is evident in Santiago, who has earned degrees from multiple schools. As she is often invited to speak and share her legal and political knowledge in different schools, it would be advantageous for her to own this three-story home in Filinvest 2, which features five bedrooms and six toilets and baths. Listed at Php16,000,000, the home is 10 minutes away from University of the Philippines Diliman, one of Santiago’s alma maters, where she taught law for 10 years.

Investing in Office Space

Santiago’s career has been of pure legal work and local politics. The most ideal real estate investment for her would then be an office space in the event she wants to open another office for her legal practice. One such property that fits her SALN would be a Php43,000,000 office space in the Salcedo Village, Makati. Its floor area of 465 sqm is perfect for a large number of legal professionals.

Expectedly, the incumbent senator may prefer a space with a better proximity to the Philippines’ different national offices, making Manila the ideal locale for most firms. Santiago’s net worth would be enough for a Php36,000,000 office space in Taft Avenue that features a building size of 448 sqm.

Jejomar “Jojo” Cabauatan Binay, Sr.

Total Assets: Php76,301,436
Total Liabilities: Php16,050,453
Estimated Net Worth: Php60,250,983

Despite allegations of corruption and tax evasion, Jejomar Binay is running for the country’s highest office after serving as vice president since 2010. He has the longest tenure in politics among the presidential candidates, and for the most part has amassed his wealth as a career-politician.

A Home in Makati

Having served as Makati’s mayor since the 1980s (although briefly interrupted when his wife won a single term), it is expected that Binay would invest in the city he claims he had the biggest hand in developing. The city’s properties are some of the priciest in the country, and Binay’s entire declared net worth can be spent on just one Makati home, like one in Magallanes Village. Boasting three bedrooms and a land size of 568 sqm, it is currently priced at exactly Php60,000,000.

Commercial Spaces Outside Makati CBD

Anyone with a high net worth should not make the mistake of not investing commercially in Makati. As the country’s foremost financial district, the returns are almost guaranteed for any commercial space. A net worth of Php60 million is more than enough to get a good investment in the city, like a new five-story building in Makati’s Brgy. Tejeros. With a land area of 590 sqm, it can accommodate a number of businesses, and its selling price of Php26,380,200 leaves more of the Binay net worth to invest.

Invest on Island Property

That additional investment could be on an island. As Binay receives much scrutiny and allegations, he may want to consider living on a private island to distance himself from it all. Currently listed on Lamudi is one in Bantayan, Cebu, with a land area of 5,011 sqm and has a selling price of Php25,000,000.

Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte

Total Assets: Php22,971,732
Total Liabilities: Php1,000,000
Estimated Net Worth: Php21,971,732

Another career lawyer and politician, Rodrigo Duterte has served as mayor of Davao City for seven terms (or over 22 years). Known for his hard controversial stance on criminals and modest lifestyle, he is considered the “poorest” of the presidential candidates with his comparatively small net value.

A Larger Home in Davao

Duterte’s supporters have documented how the Davao mayor lives modestly, so one who has served the city for more than two decades may want to invest on a grander home. If he is to invest almost the entire Duterte net value on a home, a five bedroom, five bathroom house and lot is currently listed on Lamudi for Php15,900,000. It has a floor area of 328 sqm, and features a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a laundry and service area, among others.

Land for a Possible Rehabilitation Center

Although controversially supportive of the extra-judicial killings of habitual drug users and dealers, Duterte is also acknowledged for having used city government funds to build a Php12 million drug rehabilitation and treatment center, which provides 24-hour services. Should he decide to do this as a private citizen, his net worth would be substantial for the purchase of land in Davao City with the costliest listing on Lamudi being Php15,000,000, and located near Bonifacio with a land area of 913 sqm.

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