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Paseo Verde at Real: Green community rises in the South

With today’s worsening climate change, it comes as no surprise that private companies have gone the extra-mile to provide necessary products and services to address this growing concern.

Even in real estate, developers go out of their way not just to provide a roof over one’s head, but also offer an environment where future residents can live conscientiously, and enjoy nature at the same time.

Maverick developer, LEED INC., the property developing arm of construction professionals, Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corporation (CAVDEAL), puts special focus on this requirement through their first residential foray: Paseo Verde at Real. 

Papa John's Monster Match Champion

Last Oct. 26,2013, Papa John’s Pizza held it’s own way of celebrating Halloween Day. An event that was supposed to be held originally at their store was transfer to the Activity Center of Greenbelt 3 because of the huge number of interested participant.  Papa John’s Monster Match is a gastronomic way of enjoying the Halloween, no tricks just treats

Team 21 : Champion

The Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013: The Launched

I was invited to attend a launced last Oct. 24 regarding an upcoming expo entilted “ The Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013. The event was held at Fun Ranch located at Frontera Verde , Pasig City. The venue was near my residence and I’m a regular client at Fun Ranch that it why I was so happy to attend.
The venue is not only the reason why I so love to be part of the launced. I’m a mother of five kids and you could say I have my share of attending event that has something to do with baby and family. My friends even call me the professional event attendee, and I’m so proud of it. Attending this kind of expo had been my guide when it comes to my family especially my children. During the expo, there are so many thing that you can learn. The talks that they give about pregnancy, parenting, child care and family development are priceless.  Imagine learning about everything without spending a single cent and yet during this event, I could still bond with my family since they are with me. During this event, there are sure place where my children can play and experiement on thing or try new thing because of the exhibitors that are part of the the expo. There are so many give aways and sample and games thats fun to participate .

MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN & SURVIVE HALLOWFEST Halloween’s Biggest Street Festival

What I love when it’s October month is the Halloween fever. There’s the costume contest and there other happening.On October 31, Halloween night, hordes of the undead will rise and party with the living as J.R. Usi Presents-- MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN & SURVIVE HALLOWFEST-- the grandest and most exciting Halloween party of the year.

East meets West: David Gandy for SM Men’s Fashion

SM Men’s Fashion brings together the best of both worlds as it flies in Western fashion’s most recognized male personalities to represent one of the East’s largest men’s apparel brands. British male supermodel David Gandy has officially been named as the face of SM Men’s Fashion’s soon-to-be-launched campaign in the Philippines


I have read and hear news about stem cells and what it can do to someone who want to be younger looking again. But there is more things than beauty as to why a parent should save a stem cells and that’s for the protection of their children.

Cordlife Philippines, the leading cord blood and tissue banking service provider in the country, continues its commitment to innovation with the launch of its newest service: umbilical cord banking. The offering allows expectant parents to store their newborn’s umbilical cord—and the stem cells it contains–for potential use in future therapeutic applications.
 Cordlife Cryo Tank


“The introduction of umbilical cord banking represents the latest milestone for Cordlife Philippines—one which reflects our dedication to introducing pioneering products and services to our customers,” said Jeremy Yee, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cordlife Group Limited. “We take great pride in offering Filipino parents the additional option of storing their child’s cord tissue to help them further safeguard their family’s future.”

Banking on cells
“In this way, umbilical cord banking complements cord blood banking,” commented Dr. Faundo. “Both services allow for the maximum recovery of all types of stem cells, increasing options for possible future use.”
According to Dr. Arvin Faundo, Medical Director of Cordlife Philippines, the umbilical cord is abundant with two types of stem cells—epithelial stem cells (EpSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)—which hold immense potential in repairing injured tissues and organs as well as treating various diseases.

Epithelial stem cells (EpSCs) form the lining tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body including cornea, skin, and liver. Based on current research, EpSCs are considered to be a possible key resource for epidermal and skin regeneration as they have demonstrated potential in treating surface ulcers, burns and tissue trauma such as those from accidents. They are also being studied in regenerative medicine for corneal replacement.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), meanwhile, are the building blocks of the structural tissues of the human body such as bone, cartilage, muscle, fibrous tissues and fat. Current clinical trials are on-going worldwide to uncover the potential applications of MSCs, which can possibly include repairing damage caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, liver diseases, diabetic foot ulcers and diabetes.

The cord blood is a proven source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or blood-forming stem cells used in the treatment of blood disorders, immunodeficiencies, and certain cancers. MSCs can also be found in cord blood, though in much smaller quantities.
To facilitate collection, a personalized kit will be provided to umbilical cord banking customers which can be brought to the hospital during delivery. The specimen will be picked up by Cordlife up within 24 hours from actual time of delivery and, afterwards, processed and stored in cryogenic storage tanks at its UP-Ayalaland Technohub facility in Quezon City within 48 hours.

Looking forward

Apart from its highly-secure world-class facility which operates 365 days a year, customers also benefit from Cordlife’s use of Cell Optima™, an advanced patented technology for stem cell isolation.  Developed by Singapore-based clinician-scientists and exclusively available at Cordlife, the technology can isolate and expand EpSCs and MSCs from the umbilical cord, giving families more medical options in the future.

Moreover, unlike other stem cell banks, Cordlife cryopreserves stem cells in its original form, allowing superior quality cells to be derived for future medical therapy. This also lets families take advantage of future advancements in stem cell technology.

“At the heart of umbilical cord banking is helping parents secure their child’s future well-being,” stated Yee. “Cordlife, with its expertise and access to best-available technology, allows them to do exactly this—preparing for any eventuality and safeguarding their family’s health.”


A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cordlife Group Limited, Cordlife Medical Philippines, Inc. (“Cordlife Philippines”) was first established in  January 2006 as a marketing office.

In February 2010, Cordlife Philippines officially opened the country’s first and only ISO9001:2008 certified cord blood processing and storage facility to better serve the

NBSH contestants take on the Mercato challenge

Part of the challenges of Gardenia’s Next Big Sandwich Hit, an inter-university sandwich-making and business generation competition, is to test the saleability of the teams’ sandwich creations in the weekend food bazaar, the Midnight Mercato at Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.

After a grueling qualifying round at their respective schools, the qualifiers were given complimentary stall spacesplus delectable Gardenia breads to whip up probably their most difficult assignment to date—prepare their own version of sandwich recipe that will stand out from the rest and sell it to the discerning regular customers of Mercato.


“Are you man enough?” was the resounding question posed by Burger King Philippinesto all those men AND women out there who are brave enough to take on its newest burger offering, BK Stacks, and vie for the BATTLE OF THE STACKS KING title.


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