Sunday, May 27, 2012

ONE TOUCH

AN EVENING WITH NUMB3RS: SO WHAT?
By Dr. John Vincent Policarpio G. Flores, MD, M.Sc. MBA
Director, ASEAN Medical Affairs
  • Diabetes Essentials
  • Review of the Numbers
    • Ordinary Numbers of Ordinary People
    • Target Numbers of Special People
  • What’s your number?
    • What’s accurate and what’s not?

KEY POINTS
Introduction:
Human beings are hard-wired with numbers – evidenced by common everyday occurrences such as when asking “How old are you?” and “What is your grade in Math?”

Diabetes Essentials:
  • How our Body Functions

    • In digestion, our body breaks down proteins into amino acids, fats into fatty acids, carbohydrates into glucose.
    • The nutrients (glucose) go through the gastro-intestinal tract, and then are absorbed into the blood.
    • The glucose in the blood is needed by the cells to provide energy; therefore, they must find their way inside the cell.
    • Think of glucose as the body’s fuel and insulin as the ignition key that allows glucose to enter the cell and provide energy for the body.
    • With LACK OF INSULIN, glucose is unable to enter the body’s tissues, leaving the tissues to use up their energy reserves.

  • Most Clinical Types of Diabetes
    • Type 1 – Body is not able to produce insulin because pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin are destroyed.
    • Type 2 –Characterized by decreased insulin secretion or insulin resistance (fat gets in the way of insulin) in the body.
    • Gestational Diabetes - Temporary state of diabetes during pregnancy.

  • Normal Glucose Levels (for ordinary people not yet diagnosed with diabetes)

  • 70-100 mg/dl – glucose levels during fasting state (8 hours without any meal).
  • 140 mg/dl – post-meal glucose after a maximum of 2 hours after eating a meal.
* Take note that the boundaries are different for people who want to know if they are diabetic or not (undiagnosed diabetics) and for those who know they are diabetic and want to regularly monitor their blood sugar levels (diagnosed diabetics).

  • How do you know if you are Diabetic?
    • 126-8-2 = 126 mg/dl or above blood glucose measure during the fasting state (8 hours without any meal) on 2 separate occasions.
    • 200-2-75 = 200 mg/dl or above blood glucose measure two hours after taking in 75 grams of glucose.
    • 200 + Symptoms = 200 mg/dl or above blood glucose measure and experiencing the ff symptoms: extreme thirst, frequent urination, dry skin, hunger, blurred vision, drowsiness, nausea.
If you meet any of these requirements, then you are diabetic.

  • So what? Why is diabetes management important?
Poor diabetes management can lead to:

    • Microvascular complications – such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve dysfunction
    • Macrovascular complications – such as coronary heart disease, cardiovascular heart disease
*Source: American Diabetes Association

    Example: James who had his toes eaten by his dog.
  • Hyperglycemia Risk Factors:

    • Overeating
    • Lack of Exercise
    • Stress
    • Surgery

  • Hypoglycemia Risk Factors:

    • Too much medicine
    • Delayed meals
    • Overly Rigorous Exercise

  • Hypoglycemia Symptoms:

  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Anxious
  • Dizziness
  • Hunger
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Impaired Vision
  • Weakness, Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritable

  • How big is the problem?

  • 7 million new cases per year worldwide

  • What can we do about it?

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Exercise
  • Patient Education
  • Drugs/Medications
  • Optimization of Glucose Control through SMBG

  • SMART Goals of Therapy Among People with Diabetes

  • Achieve Blood Glucose Control
  • Blood Pressure Control
  • Cholesterol Control

  • Target Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes

  • Fasting state (8 hours without eating anything, upon waking up from long duration sleep) – 70 -130 mg/dl
  • Measure for 2 hours after meal - < 180 mg/dl
*Source: American Diabetes Association

  • How to choose a good blood glucose meter
Criteria:

  • Accuracy

      • Reflected by how close its readings are to results generated by a reference method (laboratory method)
      • Blood glucose measure samples within zone A of Clarke-Error Grid

  • Precision

      • Refers to consistency or reproducibility of blood glucose readings
      • < 5% coefficient of variation is the accepted ISO standards

  • Conclusion

  • Glucose control is one of the cornerstones of diabetes management.
  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) can help guide therapy towards optimized glucose control.

                         

Saturday, May 26, 2012

An Evening with Numb3rs: So What? A OneTouch Diabetes Awareness Event

An Evening with Numb3rs: So What?
 

A  OneTouch Diabetes Awareness Event
 
Over the years, more and more Filipinos are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. According to the National Nutrition Health Survey in 2008, the prevalence rate of Diabetes in the Philippines is 4.8%. The numbers are growing and not a lot of Filipinos know exactly what to do when their doctors give them the magic numbers, their blood glucose measures. LifeScan, a company under Johnson & Johnson Medical Philippines, wishes to address this problem by increasing awareness about proper diabetes management among Filipinos by holding diabetes awareness events such as the one held on May 26, 2012 evening at Max’s Restaurant, Gateway Mall.

Key Highlights of the Diabetes Awareness Event:
  • Free Pre-meal and Post-meal Blood Glucose Screening
  • using the OneTouch SelectSimple Glucose Meter
  • Max’s Meal Set for Dinner
  • Testimonial from Mr. Alex Villareal about Dealing with Diabetes
  • The Highlight of the Event: An Evening with Numb3rs – So What?
  • A Talk by Dr. John Vincent Policarpio G. Flores, MD, M.Sc., MBA
  • A raffle where 13 lucky guests won either a bag of Healthy Options cookies
  • or a Diabetes Recipe Book
The main speaker for the event was Dr. John Flores, a BS Public Health graduate from UP, Doctor of Medicine, MBA graduate from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business, an Epidemiology and Biostatistics consultant, who is also the current ASEAN Medical Affairs Director in Johnson & Johnson Medical. He specializes in holding professional education programs for Diabetes and chronic diseases and doing clinical studies on the optimization of glycemic control. His talk on the OneTouch Diabetes Awareness Event in Max’s Restaurant focused on diabetes essentials, risk factors, how to know if you have diabetes, the importance of diabetes management, how to deal with diabetes, and how to choose a good meter.

Overall, there were 42 people who attended the event, 31 of whom were bloggers and 6 of whom were diagnosed with diabetes. The event was dubbed as a huge success and many of the guests had something wonderful to share about what they have learned about diabetes.

This event was just a stepping stone in the campaign towards promoting diabetes awareness. The main goal of the event was to reach out to the bloggers so that they can likewise inspire their readers to acknowledge diabetes as a disease that cannot be taken for granted. According to Dr. John Flores, diabetes does not just call for additional medical expenses; it calls for a lifestyle change – a change towards a healthier way of living life.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

RADIO REPUBLIC: A Tour to Remember

RADIO REPUBLIC: A Tour to Remember

I was invited by Adrian for a blogger's tour to the newest Radio on line together with nine other bloggers. Unfortunately no one showed up at the station except me. As much as possible I really honor my commitment to friends who extend invitations.

It was my first time to be invited to a radio online. I don't know what to expect, this is a pretty new concept for me. I love music but I am more into R&B and OPM. So, I am so curious what Radio Republic has in store for Pinoys.

A security guard let me sign my details at the gate then pointed me to the edifice on the right side of the lot.

After a short walk, I waited for the door of Radio Republic to be opened, I think there was confusion as to who am I because they did not let me in right away. So, I just stand there by the door and wait. Then after a while they finally buzz me in. 

I finally met Adrian Lontok and his Tokayo Adrian Arcega, the content manager and gatekeeper of Radio Republic. They then introduced me to the team. The Visionary Twinky D. Lagdameo, Chief of Strategy and Business Development, Karen Vizcarra, Head Writer, Zach Lucero, Programming Director.

Adrian then toured me to the DJ's booth and to their mini studio. Radio Republic guest for that night is Noel Cabangon. He is amazing! Pure talent indeed!

Unfortunately all the pictures that I took that night was in my SD Card that I cannot open :-( because it can't be read by my pc.

Thank you everyone for the tour. Maybe I ought to visit your station again so I can take photos. What do you think guys?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

How To Commute To Amoranto Stadium


Amoranto Sports Complex is situated along Don Alejandro Roces Avenue, its main gate is located approximately 400 meters from the corner of Quezon Avenue and Roces Avenue. Landmark is Hotel Sogo. Amoranto Sports Complex is so massive, having 5 gates, 2 along Roces Avenue and 3 along Scout Chuatoco, the road that borders the sports complex to the south. Roces borders the sports complex to the north. Amoranto Stadium access is the main entrance, Gate 1. 

Amoranto Theater is at Gate 4, along Scout Chuatoco. If you're going directly to Amoranto Theater, the best way is to alight from the jeep at Roces corner Scout Reyes then walk down the slope towards Scout Chuatoco, turn right until you get to Gate 4.

Here's how to get to Amoranto Sports Complex by jeepney, bus and MRT/LRT train


Route #1

From Alabang, Muntinlupa, Pacita, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Metropolis Starmall, Sucat and provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon including areas near to these locations.

Option 1. Ride a bus with "Cubao Ibabaw" sign. If you're from far distant province like those mentioned above, you need to get to Alabang where you can ride one of these buses. This is the first route if you prefer to get to the first stop, which is Cubao, by bus. Get off the bus at the unloading station in Farmer's Plaza where MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao is connected. You can always, ask the conductor to drop you off at Farmer's. A lot of passengers alight there, too. And the bus will stay there a little bit longer to pick up more passengers.

From bus drop-off point, walk northward along EDSA or towards Aurora Boulevard. Use the footbridge at Aurora Boulevard and go to the third corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard. The first corner is where you climb the footbridge, the second corner is either the opposite side of EDSA or the opposite side of Aurora Boulevard, depending which way you go. Don't go down at the second corner. Instead, walk further past the second corner to the other side. See map below.




Go down the footbridge via stair located along Aurora Boulevard. At this point you would notice that you're on the lane of Aurora Boulevard bound for Quiapo, SM City Sta Mesa, Recto and Divisoria. Walk along Aurora Boulevard towards Sgt J. Calolos Street, the road next to EDSA. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Calolos Street. See the red pin on the map above, that's where you ride the jeep.

Option 2. But if you want to travel fast, then you can ride any bus bound for north of Metro Manila e.g. Monumento, Fairview, Novaliches, etc. Alight at Magallanes Station of MRT-3, ride a north bound train and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station.

Take the south exit and walk along EDSA past Hotel Sogo Cubao towards Aurora Boulevard, climb the footbridge, go to the other side of Aurora Boulevard and go down the footbridge via stair located along Aurora Boulevard. See map below.



Walk towards Sgt. J. Calolos Street, the next road to EDSA, and wait for jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Sgt. J. Calolos Street and Aurora Boulevard.

Next ride for Option 1 and 2. Ride the jeep with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater. Click here to see walking direction to Amoranto Theater from Scout Reyes corner Roces.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it gets to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination. Amoranto Sports Complex is to your left on this route.

Route #2

From Caloocan, Monumento, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Ever Gotesco Grand Central, Bagong Barrio and other nearby areas.

Ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by at your first stop which is Aurora Boulevard.

Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk southward along EDSA towards the corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard. Turn right onto Aurora Boulevard until you get to the next road of Sgt. J. Calolos. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Calolos and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end. In other words, if you're at the corner of Aurora and EDSA, all you need to do is walk along Aurora Boulevard until you get to second street from EDSA which is Calolos where you ride the jeep.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater. Click here to see walking direction to Amoranto Theater from Scout Reyes corner Roces.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Route #3

From Bulacan, Pampanga, Subic, Tarlac and other Northern Luzon provinces.

Option 1. Ride bus bound for Manila via NLEX and alight at Balintawak. In Balintawak along EDSA, ride a bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by at your first stop which is Aurora Boulevard.

Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk southward along EDSA towards the corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard. Turn right onto Aurora Boulevard until you get to the next road of Sgt. J. Calolos. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Calolos and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater.

Option 2. There are some FX bound for Trinoma and SM North EDSA from some locations in these provinces especially in Bulacan. For commuters coming from those areas, ride one of those FX and once you get to either SM North City or Trinoma, just walk to MRT-3 North Station. Ride a train bound for Taft and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station.

Exit Araneta Center Cubao Station via south exit or going to the south bound lane of EDSA. Walk northward along EDSA or towards Aurora Boulevard, climb the footbridge at the corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard, go to the other side of Aurora Boulevard and go down the footbridge via stair located along Aurora Boulevard. See second map at Route #1.

Walk towards Sgt. J. Calolos Street, the next road to EDSA along Aurora Boulevard, and wait for jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Sgt. J. Calolos Street and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Route #4

From Novaliches, Fairview, UP Diliman, Ayala UP Technohub, SM Fairview, Philcoa, Elliptical Road of Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall and other nearby areas.

Ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by at your first stop which is Aurora Boulevard.

Ask conductor to drop you off at Aurora Boulevard and follow direction given at Route #2.

Route #5

From Marikina, Antipolo, Santolan, Sta. Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East, Katipunan, Anonas, Project 4 and other nearby areas.

Option 1. Via LRT-2. Ride a jeepney or FX bound for Cubao that will pass by LRT-2 Santolan Station. Ride a train bound for Recto and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station.

Walk along Aurora Boulevard towards EDSA. Use the footbridge and go to the opposite side or corner of EDSA. Go down the footbridge via stair located along Aurora Boulevard, not EDSA. Walk further up to the next street which is Sgt. J. Calolos. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Calolos and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Option 2. Ride a jeepney with "Divisoria Recto" or "Stop & Shop" sign. Get off the jeepney after it cross EDSA, and go to the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Sgt. J. Calolos Street, the road next to EDSA along Aurora Boulevard. Follow direction at Option 1.

Route 6

From Munoz, Roosevelt, Congressional, Project 2-3, Project 6, Project 7, Project 8 and nearby areas.

Ride any jeepney, FX or take taxi going to EDSA. At the south bound lane of EDSA, ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by at your first stop which is Aurora Boulevard.

Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk southward along EDSA towards the corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard. Turn right onto Aurora Boulevard until you get to the next road of Sgt. J. Calolos. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Calolos and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Route #7

From Quiapo, Espana, Morayta aka Nicanor Reyes, UST, Welcome Rotonda and areas near to these locations.

Ride a jeepney with any of these signs: "Fairview", "Philcoa", "SM West North EDSA" and "Project 6". Ask driver to drop you off at Roces.

From the corner of Quezon Avenue and Roces where Sogo Hotel is located walk along Roces up to the next street which is Panay Avenue. At the corner of Panay Avenue and Roces is the terminal of jeepneys with "Cubao Palengke Mercury" sign. Ride one of these jeepneys and ask the driver to drop you off at Amoranto Stadium.

Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex is very near. The distance from jeepney terminal to the gate is only approximately 320 meters. Just walking distance. You will not miss it if you walk to the right of Roces Avenue.

If you're going to Amoranto Theater, you can pass through Gate 1, get out through Gate 2 and walk past Gate 3 to Gate 4.

Route #8

From Ermita, Malate, Harrison Plaza, Robinson's Place Manila, SM Manila, Intramuros, Sta Cruz, Blumentritt, Cariedo and other areas near to these locations.

Ride an LRT-1 train bound for Roosevelt Station. Alight at Roosevelt Station.

Along EDSA's south bound lane, ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by at your first stop which is Aurora Boulevard.

Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk southward along EDSA towards the corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard. Turn right onto Aurora Boulevard until you get to the next road of Sgt. J. Calolos. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Calolos and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Route #9

From Pasay, Makati, Greenbelt, Glorietta, Buendia, Guadalupe, Fort Bonifacio, Market Market, J.P, Rizal, Makati Avenue, Ayala Avenue, Mandaluyong, Boni Pioneer, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig, Kalentong, Gabby's, Shangri-La Plaza, Greenfield, EDSA Crossing, Megamall, Ortigas Center, Tiendesitas, Greenhill and other areas near to these locations.

First ride a jeep, FX or taxi to the nearest station of MRT-3. Ride a train bound for North. Alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Exit Araneta Center Cubao Station via south exit or going to the south bound lane of EDSA. Walk northward along EDSA or towards Aurora Boulevard, climb the footbridge at the corner of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard, go to the other side of Aurora Boulevard and go down the footbridge via stair located along Aurora Boulevard. See second map at Route #1.

Walk towards Sgt. J. Calolos Street, the next road to EDSA along Aurora Boulevard, and wait for jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Sgt. J. Calolos Street and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater. 

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Route #10

From Recto, Binondo, Divisoria, Legarda, FEU, Sampaloc, Nagtahan, Pureza, V. Mapa, SM Centerpoint, Central Colleges of the Philippines, UERM, San Juan, Araneta Avenue, Gilmore and other areas near to these locations.

The fastest way is via LRT-2. From your location ride a jeepney or FX and go to the nearest station, e.g. Recto, Legarda, Pureza, V. Mapa, Gilmore, etc.

Ride a train bound for Santolan Station and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Walk along Aurora Boulevard towards EDSA. Use the footbridge and go to the opposite side or corner of EDSA. Go down the footbridge via stair located along Aurora Boulevard, not EDSA. Walk further up to the next street which is Sgt. J. Calolos. Wait for a jeepney with "Roces Palengke Pantranco" sign at the corner of Calolos and Aurora Boulevard. The jeep will come from Calolos other end.

Ride one of these jeepneys. Pay minumum and ask driver to drop you off at either Gate 1 of Amoranto Sports Complex if you're going to Amoranto Stadium or Scout Reyes corner Roces if you're going to Amoranto Theater.  See walking direction to Amoranto Theater from Scout Reyes corner Roces.

Don't get impatient as the jeepney will pass through different streets before it reach your destination. From Aurora Boulevard it will take E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, turn right onto New York Street, then pass through different small roads before it get to Kamuning, then Tomas Morato and finally it will turn left on Roces Avenue. Last turn is Roces Avenue. So my tip is to wait for the jeep to take Roces Avenue before you ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

Walking Direction To Amoranto Theater From Scout Reyes Corner Roces Avenue

Source: Lagalag

Cosplay Contest at Visual Music Carnival on May 12, 2012

Cosplay Contest at Visual Music Carnival on May 12, 2012

What:    Visual Music Carnival (VMC)
When:   May 12, 2012 from 12NN to 12MN
Where:  Amoranto Stadium Quezon City

Tickets are being distributed by SM Tickets and can be purchased for only PHP150 with tons of freebies such as rides, game tokens and skate plays. Activities such as jumpers, outdoor rides and carnival games and other thrilling activities, mind blowing games, band performance, battle of the bands, photo booths, skateboard exhibition demonstrations, playgrounds, cosplay competition.

For more information, please visit www.vmcarnival.com

For contest and exhibitor inquiries, please contact: vmcarnival@gmail.com

For battle of the bands inquiries, please contact: royalteatime@gmail.com

For cosplay contest inquiries, please contact: cosplay@animealliance.asia

For media and other inquiries, please contact:

Futomi Nomura
AAP-VMC Team Lead
M: +63 9064052235
E: futomi.nomura@animealliance.asia
Tessa Villareal
Anime Alliance Marketing Specialist
M: +63 9277158160
E: tessa.villareal@animealliance.asia

Katherine Barrameda
Anime Alliance Coordinating Manager
M: +63 9261530548
E: kat.barrameda@animealliance.asia
Patrick Alvin Cham
Anime Alliance Marketing Specialist
M: +63 9165512650
E: patrick.cham@animealliance.asia
David Michael Ramas
Anime Alliance Operating Manager
M: +1 9083422948
E: michael.ramas@animealliance.asia
Katt Taylor
Event Organizer – Visual Music Carnival
M: +63 949678736
E: vmcarnival@gmail.com


Visual Music Carnival

Rythmic revelry for a cause: Hearing impaired groups stage a concert that will help the deaf community resonate with our own frequencies.

Funds will be used to support Telecommunications Service Network for the Deaf Chairman George Taylor as he installs the Video Relay Service -- a groundbreaking tech that provides a more convenient interpreting services for hearing impaired communities.  
 
For more details Click Here

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Summer Break at Manila Ocean Park

Take a break from the scorching sun!  Dip into the invigorating water of Swimming and Fun with your family and friends at Manila Ocean Park!

Swimming and Fun is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Buy 3 Get 3 Free Swimming tickets is from March 1 to June 1, 2012.

Scan the QR code and Know more about your Manila Ocean Park.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FUN SUMMER AT MANILA OCEAN PARK

 
One magical evening at the Manila Ocean Park Fantastic Musical Fountain Show.
 Musical Fountain Show at Manila Ocean Park
  Take a dip in the invigorating water of Swimming and Fun with your family and friends! 

Bewitched by the fantastic lights and