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Heart health experts raise awareness on Familial Hypercholesterolemia

September 24 is observed as Familial Hypercholesterolemia Day by the US Family Heart Foundation, an event that the Philippine Heart Association and the Philippine Lipid & Atherosclerosis Society have embraced as an Advocacy to heighten awareness about management of FH to thwart is complications. PHA Director Dr. Lourdes Ella Santos, said: “We at the PHA and our colleagues from different disciplines are raising awareness on FH," during the August 30, 2023 online forum Usapang Puso sa Puso (UPP). One in every 300 Filipinos in the Philippines is suffering from FH, a genetic disorder that can lead to heart disease. In layman's terms, heart doctors said: Namamana ang cholesterol! Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that can lead to heart disease. The physical manifestations of FH, especially among young individuals, include excess build-up of cholesterol in some areas of the body such as the knees, elbows or around the eyes, which is called xantho

Pokémon Sleep gives away 10-M downloadable commemorative gifts

10 Million Downloads of Pokémon Sleep Worldwide, Gifts and More! The Pokémon Company is pleased to announce that Pokémon Sleep, released for iOS and Android in late July 2023, has been downloaded over ten million times worldwide. To commemorate this milestone, 10 million downloadable commemorative gifts will be given away starting August 25, Friday, at 5 a.m. until September 22, Friday, at 5 a.m. (UTC). Please take note of its following contents: Sleep Point ×1,000, Good Camp Ticket ×1, Poké Biscuit × 5, and Ingredient Ticket S ×3. On August 31, Thursday, look forward to a full moon. Our sleep has a deep connection with the phases of the moon, and it’s been discovered that our time spent sleeping gets shorter when the moon is close to full. Mark this special occasion because the in-game event, Good Sleep Day, is coming, too! This event will be held once a month for a total of three days: on the day before, during, and after the full moo

The OGAWA Renaissance: Elevating Wellness and Home Aesthetics

In a world where the boundaries between wellness and aesthetics continue to blur, OGAWA emerges as a trailblazer that effortlessly bridges the gap. From its origins as a tool for rejuvenation, it has evolved into a masterpiece that elevates your home's style, transforming it into a sanctuary of well-being and refined living. The OGAWA massage chair stands as a testament to the harmonious fusion of wellness and design, reminding us that the pursuit of a balanced, beautiful life begins right at home. OGAWA takes its rightful place in the spotlight as a timeless creation that enriches both body and soul, and adds an exquisite touch of elegance to the tapestry of your home. OGAWA's transformation from a basic wellness tool to a symbol of substance and flair begins with its primary goal: holistic well-being. OGAWA offers a haven of tranquility, a respite from the commotion, and an opportunity to renew both body and mind in a fast-paced world that continually asks more of us.

How Isabela's 'Lazy Chair' Got Into the Guinness Book of World Records

Tourists roaming the City of Ilagan wouldn't surely miss the giant chair with a long arm rest on display at Bonifacio Park located at the Provincial Capitol Complex. It was unveiled for public viewing on April 2003 (during Isabela’s 147th founding anniversary on May 11). The Butaka, as it is called is therefore, 20 years old during our visit in August 2023 in time for the Mammangi Festival 2023 and Ilagan's 11th Cityhood celebrations. Isabela' pride and Ilagan’s winning bid for Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest armchair was constructed alternately by 12 to 50 skilled craftsmen of Brgy. Alinguigan II, considered the “furniture capital” of the Cagayan Valley. The people of Brgy. Alinguigan II are touted to be the best butaka makers where about 95% of residents are furniture makers. The giant Butaka was constructed to promote Isabela’s furniture industry and it costed about PhP175,000. Reportedly, the big furniture entrepreneurs in the village contrib

Taste Ilonggo Cuisine at Café Ilang-Ilang until August 31

A visit to Iloilo is never complete without a taste of its heart- and tummy-warming La Paz Batchoy or Molo soup, the refreshing flavors of Laswa and Chicken Binakol, or a bite of a luscious Ibos and crunchy Biscocho. Dubbed as the “Food Haven of the Philippines”, the city of Iloilo and the provinces of Western Visayas boast of a cuisine that is well-loved and recognized by many Filipinos across the country, and even food lovers from different parts of the world. Widely recognized, the Ilonggo cuisine is a beautiful confluence of geographic location – having fertile lands and abundant seas at the heart of the Philippine archipelago; rich cultural heritage peppered with Spanish to Chinese influences; and most importantly the creativity of the locals in concocting delicious recipes using homegrown ingredients, and time-honored cooking techniques. Let the country’s premiere hotel, the Manila Hotel whet your appetite further as Café Ilang-Ilang celebrates the Flavors of Western Vis

Mammangi Festival 2023 celebrates the vision toward Liveable City of Ilagan 2030

The City of Ilagan formally launched the I-Corn Complex in Barangay Marana 1st during the twin celebrations of the city’s 11th cityhood anniversary and Mammangi Festival 2023. Mammangi translates to corn farmer in the local language. The corn facility, an initiative of City Mayor Josemarie Diaz, is a tribute to all corn farmers. "The rationale for the Mammangi Festival is us pushing for corn farming. For a time, farmers stopped planting corn because it was no longer economically feasible. After harvest, the farmers would bring their corn to the processing facilities and sell them at a low price. When the corn is processed into feed, the farmers buy them at a higher cost. A majority of the corn produced in Ilagan, especially in Brgy. San Antonio, is yellow corn, which is the variety used for livestock feed. It is high time to break this cycle,” Mayor Diaz said during a media conference with Manila delegates. He said that the innovative, highly-technical facility is pa