Fly For Rare

FLY FOR RARE IS A FAMILY EVENT! They even have a kite-making workshop and competition.They even have activities for non-participating members. Some simply came to watch Skyworks’ display of their giant saranggolas as they dominate the sky while basking in the last of the summer sunshine at the lovely Presidio in Lakefront (a Vista Land Community).

FLY FOR RARE IS A BARKADA EVENT! Some families brought their friends to participate or just to simply enjoy an afternoon of barkadahan fun! Contest categories were as follows: A. Beginners’ Categories (open to children and adults) B. Group Category (open to 13 y.o. and above, 2-3 persons per group) C. Open Category (for kite enthusiasts/professional kite-flyers) Kids with rare disorders and their families as well as other participants were able  to enjoy a day of kite exhibitions, kite?making workshops and kite flying competitions with the stylish Presidio community as backdrop.

Fly for Rare is an effort to help raise awareness about the different rare diseases in the Philippines is also a fundraising campaign to help subsidize the critical and emergency medical needs of children with rare disorders. To the children with rare disease and their families, Fly for Rare is also a rare treat—a worry?free day for them Rare diseases in the Philippines Children born with rare diseases or disorders may appear normal at birth but eventually develop severe medical problems in life.

These medical conditions become long?standing, progressively disabling, life threatening, requiring multidisciplinary care. In the Philippines, these medical conditions are considered rare if it affects 1 in 20,000 or less. Individuals with rare genetic disorders are “orphaned” by society. They suffer from social abandonment due to lack of understanding of their disorders and lack of a support system. Medical help is elusive under the current conditions of the country’s health program due to prohibitive cost of treatment and/or scarcity of available medications and health care facilities in the country. Some of them need to forget that they are sick and taking expensive medications like Rebif

Since the early 1990’s, a group of dedicated medical professionals from the Institute of Human Genetics of the University of the Philippines?National Institutes of Health then led by Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla have been providing the medical diagnosis, disease management, and access to health facilities and systems of PGH, Department of Pediatrics. As the number of patients increased, these dedicated doctors along with parents and advocates,formalized and incorporated a non?stock, non?profit organization in 2006 known as the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders, Inc. (PSOD).

PSOD commissions itself to be the central network for the advocacy and coordination of all viable efforts to sustain a better quality of life for individuals with orphan or rare disorders in the Philippines. Why fly for rare? As more people are diagnosed and coupled with the prohibitive and increasing cost of treatment and therapies, PSOD is now tasked to accelerate efforts to increase awareness and generate resources in order to sustain consistent and timely access to critical medical treatments and therapies as well as to address the emergency medical needs of our patients.

Fly for Rare is one of PSOD’s efforts to raise awareness and at the same time help generate funds for critical care and emergency funds of kids with rare disorders. This really would not be possible without the help of Genzyme Corporation, Mead Johnson Nutrition,Malunggai Life Oil by Manila Natures Link, For details about this advocacy please log on to

This event would also not be possible without support from Lakefront which is an exclusive community that’s already built right beside Laguna de Bay in Sucat. Within this 60-hectare masterplanned development will rise 14 mixed-use enclaves, six of which have already been built – The Marfori Tower, Presidio, La Posada, Marina Heights, Victorianne, and the Wharf.

Enjoying a wide setback from the main access, South Luzon Expressway, there is no outside noise and traffic that can bewilder the residents’ morning waking hours. With sweeping vistas of the country’s largest lake, you get 100% natural fresh air and a sense of tranquillity that is hard to match. The Next CBD – Lakefront Rising from the property boundaries measured by Don Augusto Posadas centuries ago is a visionary multi-community development, Vista Lakefront representing the unprecedented vision for the 60-hectare, ultra modern, multi-community development in Sucat. It was in the early 1980’s that the Posadas family partnered with Vista Land to make their vision a reality.

With it also came the ambitious plan of developing Lakefront as the next Central Business District (CBD). With sweeping vistas of Laguna Lake and Sierra Mountains, Vista Lakefront is an amazingly quick 10 minutes from Makati business hub and 15 minutes from Ortigas’ financial district via C-5. It is 10 minutes away from Alabang and 15 minutes from the airports through SLEX via the Nichols exit. With four major entry points from the South Luzon Expressway SLEX via Sucat exit,the future C-6 exit, Bicutan access and the Taguig National Road, Vista Lakefront is a natural growth and business extension to Makati. Here, modern seclusion is unequaled – where a quick escape, nature views, lifestyle amenities, shopping havens, and urban access can all at once be–at your fingertips.

Vista Lakefront – the center of a thriving, multi-community development • Residential Development – Mid-rise and High-rise Residences in Presidio and Marfori, as well as planned Shophouses. Residential Estates, for private homes and large-size lots at La Posada, Marina Heights, and Victorianne. • Commercial Center Development -The Lakefront Wharf and The Presidio Embarcadero for Shopping, Leisure, Entertainment, Sports, and Upscale Commercial Retail Hubs.

Presidio is a sprawling midrise condominium cluster built on a 7-hectare area at Vista Lakefront. It has residential and mixed use structures comprising studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units designed for singles and young families, which can be purchased as multiple units to create more spacious custom residences. It also has an expansive clubhouse, living and leisure facilities, home concierge and condotel services.

Presidio is synonymous with the city-resort lifestyle that combines home accessibility and exclusivity set on a quiet and secluded community. Presidio is perfect for the busy professional who would like nothing more than to come home to a peaceful, lakeside residences within minutes from his office in Makati or at the Fort.

Sony E11 Ultra Mobility for People On The Go

Sony Philippines launched the new VAIO T Series, the Sony mobile PC created to go toe to toe with Ultrabooks. Thin and light, the T Series comes with various interfaces for a better mobile PC experience. It also includes Sony’s unique technologies such as the “Rapid Wake + Eco”, faster USB charging, and longer battery life that are the must-have features in its category. Overall, the VAIO T Series is perfect for people on the go because of its full featured connectivity and complete user experience through its integrated ports.

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Toshiba releases Regza RZ1 3D TVs, Portege Z930 ultrabook

Toshiba Philippines Inc. unveils its new generation of products for the Philippines, namely its leading-edge large-screen, glasses-free 3D TV; a new Power TV series; and a new generation of notebook PCs, including the Z Series Ultrabook.

During the launch event in Taguig City, the company also introduced its new brand ambassador for the Philippines, model and actress Solenn Heussaff.

In its new line-up of state-of-the-art TVs, Toshiba unveils what it described as the “breakthrough” 55-inch Regza RZ1—the first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV to be launched in the Philippines. Continue reading »


SONY slt-a37 camera with auto portrait framing and clear image zoom

 Explore the creative world of high-quality imaging and interchangeable lenses with the new SLT-A37 camera with Translucent Mirror Technology from Sony. Light and easy to use, the new SLT-A37 broadens artistic options for anyone who’s stepping up from their point-and-shoot compact camera. Continue reading »

Celebrating the New Pinoy lifestyle with’s I- Ball


Filipinos have a knack for catching onto what is hip and trendy. From fashion to food, we Filipinos have been able to take a concept from other countries, give it a new twist and called it our own. Not only have we dominated social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, we have also taken to online classified ads sites like

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Sennheiser’s Opens First Philippines Concept Store

German audio specialist Sennheiser launched its inaugural concept store in the Philippines recently. The concept store is the only single-brand headphones retail outlet in Manila that provides an experiential showcase of Sennheiser’s entire range of headphones, including audiophile, travel, sports, home entertainment, mobile, gaming, street, and the DJ lines.

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FILA and Athletes in Action Run for School Rooms

On July 7, International Humanitarian Sports Organization is holding a running event. To raise funds for the rehabilitation of Schools in Iligan City that were destroyed by Typhoon Sendong. The run will be held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Assembly of participants is at 4 am, as gun start is at 5 am.  The run led by Athletes in Action (AIA) will be participated in by student runners from major Universities in Metro Manila, groups from Government Agencies, Private Corporation and Churches. Continue reading »

Sexual Health: Why Should You Care?

The phrase “sexual health” conjures up images of condoms, teen pregnancies, premarital sex and HIV/AIDS. But does the picture have to be quite so alarming?

“Sexual Health: Why Should You Care?” is a forum organized by Young Public Servants, Sex and Sensibilities and Mulat Pinoy. The forum seeks to focus on different aspects of sexual health, and to emphasize its importance not just to women, but young people, to men, to parents, to society as a whole. Continue reading »

Uniqlo Finally Opens in Manila

UNIQLO finally opened lasn Friday, June 15, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia. UNIQLO is a global apparel brand and number 1 clothing company in Japan offering wide array of simple, timeless and functional apparel for men, women, and kids. In support of the first store opening, in Manila its Chairman and CEO Tadashi Yanai is visiting FROM TOKYO TO MANILA on Wednesday, June 13. Yanai will meet with members of Philippines and Japanese media to share his economic vision for UNIQLO in the Philippines.

The opening of the first UNIQLO store in Manila, in the SM Mall of Asia, makes the Philippines the 12th country outside of Japan where it has presence, after opening stores in the US, UK, France, Russia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. UNIQLO also operates stores in Southeast Asian countries like, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

With the vision to improve people’s lives through the power of clothing, UNIQLO is seen as an innovator in the apparel industry. In its product lines are highly functional clothes like AIRism, an undergarment that provides cool comfort to the wearer, Dry Pique Polo Shirt, a polo shirt that quickly dries body sweat, and UV Cut apparel, a clothes line with SPF protecting wearer from harmful sun rays.

UNIQLO promotes its “MADE FOR ALL” Philosophy, which captures the company’s vision of providing casual clothing that is made for all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or any other ways that define an individual.

As UNIQLO opened its doors to the Filipinos  it marks the official day of the brand’s landing FROM TOKYO TO MANILA.

UNIQLO is opening its first store in the Philippines in SM Mall of Asia, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, occupying a waterfront site on Manila Bay spanning 407,000 square meters. This massive shopping complex hosts a wide range of retail tenants, including a number of major fashion brands, and is a major draw for both tourists and local residents. The new UNIQLO Mall of Asia Store will be one of SM Mall of Asia’s largest tenants.

Asia offers enormous growth potential for UNIQLO and is a key regional focus of the brand’s global expansion strategy. UNIQLO started opening its first stores in Thailand in September 2011, following its successful expansion into Singapore and Malaysia, increasing its lineup in Southeast Asia to 15 retail locations. Now, as the brand continues to accelerate its regional expansion efforts, the UNIQLO Mall of Asia is set to offer the joy of truly great clothing to shoppers in the Philippines.

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Bald, and a woman? Novuhair is The Answer

Women suffering from excessive hair loss need not dread their problem as they used to. With the latest personal experience of make-up artist to the stars Fanny Serrano, growing bald already comes with its own solution.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is Fanny’s new champion in combatting hair loss. His own testimony backs up the claim that Novuhair is the only one that truly works: suffering from hair loss at the peak of his career, the beauty icon decided to find a way to keep his hair on, or to keep them from falling out.

But all claims of hair growth that he bought into, from those of topical ointments to ingestive supplements, proved false and ineffective. All, that is, but Novuhair.

With Novuhair, Fanny experienced a resurge in his scalp’s hair growth from only two weeks of use.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is made of ingredients based in nature, such as panax ginseng, moringa oleifera, and the essence of lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and virgin coconut. It works by improving blood circulation to the scalp and increasing nutrition to hair follicles, ultimately resulting in a growth spurt of hair.

Now baldness and excessive hair loss in women is caused by a number of different factors, ranging from hereditary factors to lifestyle.

But with Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, the causes become secondary. You now have what’s important: the solution.

Novuhair is available at all Mercury Drug, Watson’s, Rose Pharmacy, South Star, Manson, NCCC (Davao and Palawan) and Cory Quirino World of Wellness Stores nationwide, and online on Call 413-6570or 0922-883-0575 and visit for more details.