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Put your Blood to the Test

Every day, millions of people in the United States are fighting a battle. Some lose, some win, some just barely break even. What battle are we talking about? The battle of health and wellness, of course! Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation, men and women around the country are spending a lot of money in the hopes of staying healthy. What’s even sadder is that there are even more people who are spending even more money to regain their health. In many instances, prevention is the best cure and there are simple, affordable things that you can do to make the most of your health by optimizing it. One of those things is putting your blood to the test – literally.

There’s a tragic truth we have to come to terms with…

While blood testing may seem like a natural and obvious way to make sure that we’re healthy, not all doctors and physicians share that opinion.

They may take a very basic approach to diagnostics and not even offer the option of complete blood screening. This is very disturbing and pretty tragic when you consider how many conditions and diseases you can detect, treat and / or control if doctors took the time to offer blood testing.

Another important aspect of thorough blood testing is the ability to isolate hereditary medical issues that we may not even be aware of.

So many times, our parents and grandparents pass on without the ability to share their medical history accurately.

It leaves us swimming in the dark and resultantly upset when health issues surface that could have benefitted from precautionary action. This is not an attempt to scare you into having blood work done, but simply hoping to stimulate a proactive interest in your health. Continue reading Put your Blood to the Test

Its more fun in the Philippines campaign ‘spread like wildfire’

The Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign was able to reach a wide audience with little cost to the government, a senior tourism official said.

Domingo Ramon Enerio III, DOT assistant secretary for tourism planning and officer-in-charge of the Tourism Promotions Board, said the campaign is still in its early days but the catchphrase has spread “like wildfire.”

More Fun in the Philippines
More Fun in the Philippines

”It has become a people’s campaign,” he said.

Enerio said the simple truth about the Filipino people is the secret to its success, saying the campaign’s message is easy to understand, speaks the truth about the Filipino culture and makes the locals proud.

“It’s a direct call to action for every Filipino,” Enerio said. Continue reading Its more fun in the Philippines campaign ‘spread like wildfire’

Iloilo’s rich history a come-on for tourists

The rich socioeconomic history of Iloilo will surely entice more local and international tourists to visit this part of the country, according to a professional tour guide here.

San Jose Catholic School
San Jose Catholic School

“You have not been to Iloilo if you have not visited Jaro Cathedral, Molo Church, ancestral houses and our food and delicacies,” Mario A. Lazarito of the Iloilo Tour Guides Cooperative said. Continue reading Iloilo’s rich history a come-on for tourists

Philippine Department of Tourism opens summer fun in Boracay, strengthens safety and security drive for tourists

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Municipality of Malay jointly inaugurated today the Boracay Tourist Information and Assistance Centre (BTIAC) to better address the various information, safety, and security concerns of tourists.

tourism information boracay
Boracay Island Tourist Information Center

The inauguration was attended by Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr., Malay Mayor John P. Yap, PNP Police Chief Inspector Christopher Prangan, DOT officials, private sector partners Smart Communications and TAO Corporation, and other private sector representatives. Continue reading Philippine Department of Tourism opens summer fun in Boracay, strengthens safety and security drive for tourists

Secretary Jimenez inaugurates Boracay Island’s new submarine water pipeline

Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez led the inauguration of the one-kilometer submarine water pipeline along the Caticlan-Boracay channel that will augment the existing 13-year old pipeline supplying water to Boracay from mainland Malay town. The P126-M submarine pipe, constructed by Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC), a subsidiary of Manila Water Company, the East Zone concessionaire of Metro Manila, is intended to further improve the island’s water supply.

Boracay Island
Boracay Island

Jimenez’s presence in Boracay brings to fore pressing development issues plaguing the island such as zoning and environmental concerns. He took positive note of the improvements in water supply and wastewater management since BIWC started operations in 2009. The island now enjoys better water supply, with 96% of the population now having 24/7 water service. The quality of tap water has also improved significantly, with 100% compliance with the stringent parameters of the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water. Continue reading Secretary Jimenez inaugurates Boracay Island’s new submarine water pipeline

Honest taxi driver hailed by Philippine Department of Tourism as “Model of Fun”

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. lauds the good gesture of Sotero Canonoy, a taxi driver who surrendered a bag left by three male German tourists whom he ferried from SM Mall of Asia to NAIA Terminal 1 on March 23 at about 10:00 PM.

Its More Fun in the Philippines
Its More Fun in the Philippines

“This is one happy piece of news that we need to hear more of.  Mr. Canonoy’s action exemplifies the innate goodness of our countrymen.  It gives support to the positive image we wish to portray through our “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign.  We want to highlight these good news as normal than unusual,” Jimenez enthused. Continue reading Honest taxi driver hailed by Philippine Department of Tourism as “Model of Fun”

Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival 2012

Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by people across Philippines. The festival takes place in the Puerto Galera area in Philippines. One of the major attractions of this festival is the presence of Mount Malasimbo itself in the background of Puerto Galera.

Lets get the Party Started
Lets get the Party Started @ Malasimbo

Puerto Galera is mainly located on the northern tip on the island of Mindoro. Puerto Galera provides visitors with an unparalleled experience to visitors, especially when it comes to scuba diving. Continue reading Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival 2012

Philippine Department of Tourism to launch Its More Fun the Philippines in international travel fest in Berlin

Secretary of Tourism Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. leaves for Germany this week to lead a 41-man delegation from the Philippines that will participate in the annual International Tourismus Bourse (ITB), the world’s largest travel trade show. Scheduled on March 7-11, 2012 in Berlin, ITB includes booth exhibits of national and local tourist offices, travel-related companies and other service providers.

Beach in Quezon Province
Beach in Quezon Province

“Our participation in ITB this year is quite significant because it’s the first time for us to roll out the ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ campaign in a global event,” Jimenez said. He added, “About half of the travel business is traded through the international travel bourse.” The tourism chief explained that the ITB is institutional among travel wholesalers where direct selling and networking is done. Continue reading Philippine Department of Tourism to launch Its More Fun the Philippines in international travel fest in Berlin

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2012 kicks off at Puerto Galera

The Philippine Department of Tourism and the local government units of Puerto Galera and Oriental Mindoro extend support to the organizers of the 2nd Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival. Led by Mr. Hubert d’ Aboville, President of the Chamber of Commerce in European Union, this years celebration is expected to out-stage its initial run that lured in more than 1,500 tourists in 2011.

Malasimbo 2012 Bands
Malasimbo 2012 Bands

Taking place at the foot of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, the festival promises to be more fun as thousands of foreign and local tourists flock to the island for the annual music festival this March 2 – 3, 2012. Continue reading Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2012 kicks off at Puerto Galera

Cruising in Galapagos is exciting and adventurous

Cruising in Galapagos Island is an unusual trip that makes your holiday more adventurous and exciting. If you want to enjoy the complete Island, you require at least eight days for covering the whole area. It is always advisable to visit the Island by ship available at variable costs.

Galapagos Sunset by courtesy of WikitravelThese ships are well designed and equipped as they contain everything you require to enjoy your Galapagos Cruises. You can place an advance booking for a luxurious or a cheaper ship according to your budget. Galapagos is a chain of 18 Islands that was discovered by volcano eruption about 5 million years ago. This Island has various hot tourism attractions that makes your visit a life time experience.

Santa Cruz is one of the most lovable destinations located in the middle of Island chain. It is necessary to take a cruise for visiting this area. Once you board the cruise, you will find a guide that makes you familiar with the beautiful destination and varied animals. If you are not prepared with the cruise in advance then hotels on Galapagos Island can also help you for booking a cruise. Cruise not only takes you around the area but also tells you about the beautiful spots where you can click photographs for a memorable experience. Continue reading Cruising in Galapagos is exciting and adventurous