Saturday, December 24, 2011

You Have An E-Card From Adventurouslei!


I made this e-card for all for of my online and offline friends- includes you dear readers! Thank you for always tuning in to my posts and giving me wonderful comments and emails! I hope you will support my blogs all the way! Lovelots!

P.S. If you find the image too small, check this link here. I hope it helps =)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"My Househusband Ikaw Na!" Opens On December 25th

Metro Manila Film Festival entry "My Househusband Ikaw Na!" from OctoArts Films opens on Christmas Day. This hilarious film stars real life couple Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos together with comedian Eugene Domingo and is directed by Jose Javier Reyes.



Check out the full trailer of this family-oriented film below.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

HTC Unveils HTC Rhyme, an Elegant New Phone Experience

HTC Rhyme integrates sleek new design, a refreshed HTC Sense™ experience and a family of integrated accessories with advanced smartphone features



HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design unveiled HTC Rhyme™, a new kind of phone created for people who require advanced features but want a phone that is sleek and fits seamlessly into their lives. The result is the elegant HTC Rhyme that delivers a fresh approach of integrating distinct colors, HTC Sense™ and complementary accessories for a natural personal experience.

HTC Radar: Multimedia Powerhouse

The new HTC Radar is perfect for your techy friend or that net savvy in you. Don't think twice. It's time to get one now. 



The HTC Radar is the intuitive phone that keeps it all on your radar and lets you get real-time close…with everything. Crafted from a single piece of metal, it offers a premium design. With People Hub, pull together your contacts and social networks into one place, so you can easily follow them and stay connected. The lively 5 megapixel camera with an F2.2 lens, LED Flash and BSI Sensor lets you capture life’s memorable moments to share instantly with your friends.

HTC Explorer

High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) wants to spark the bulbs on your heads on what to give to your love ones this Christmas.



HTC Explorer is simply smarter phone that puts YOU in control. An intuitive, easy to use lockscreen and homescreen let you access your most important information and tasks.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Celebrate Christmas the Blu Way

Celebrate the festive season with an unforgettable holiday at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu. Reserve a room or two for a relaxing Christmas Eve with family or dine at the hotel's restaurant, Feria for a delightful filling.



With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, it's time to unwind and reward ourselves the tokens we deserve for doing well throughout 2011. Radisson Blu has a lot in store for you. Check what fits you below.

Holiday Splendors at 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu

Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas at the 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu. At the lobby, share holiday cheers with family and friends around the most magnificent blue and white Christmas tree in Cebu.


For nostalgic Sunday afternoons of December from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, relive childhood memories and create new ones for the young and the young at heart in a scrumptious Christmas High Tea of sweet and savory delights with the angelic voices of the Christmas Choir.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Xperia Surprises, 1 Year of Exciting Treats

Sony Ericsson shares their early Christmas treat to their loyal customers of December 2011.




A costumer who buys a Sony Ericsson Xperia handset from Sony Ericsson Experience Shops and participating dealer shops in Cebu is entitled a chance to win 12 months worth of products/services from these uniquely Cebuano brand:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 2011 Movie Releases

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to unwind. Be with family and friends at the movies and don't miss these films:



Sunday, December 4, 2011

HP: Converged Storage Leadership with New Storage Federation Technology

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)expanded its Converged Storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, new federated storage softwaqre which enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.


HP also introduced new HP 10000 3PAR Storage Systems with powerful features for the delivery of enterprise IT within public and private clouds, called IT-as-a-Service. These features include multitenancy for workload consolidation, expanded thin technologies for efficient capacity utilization and autonomic load rebalancing to drive enterprise agility.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Spa at Cebu Job Search

The Spa at Cebu in partnership with Humber Institute of Technology and Adavanced Learning, Canada cordially invites everyone who are interested in having a career in Canada

No less than the Dean of Number Institute of Technology and Adavance Learning in Canada will conduct an orientation and will discuss "Standards f Canadian Wellness and Spa (therapist)", on December 3, 2011 at the Activity Center of J Centre (3rd floor), Cebu

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hanaya: Everyday is a Weekend

Another first from AboitizLand, Hanaya is the first resort-styled condominium in the Northern Cebu area.


Hanaya is centrally located in Canduman, Mandaue City. It offers a variety of resort-feel amenities matched with lush landscaping and free-form pools giving you resort-living at its best.

Solinea: City Resort Living

Ayala Land Incorporated officially launched their latest development in Cebu Province. Its name is Solinea.
Solinea seeks to introduce a living concept that brings together Cebu's natural inherent charm and AyalaLand's unparalleled standards in terms of delivering quality development to the market.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

FoodHunt with Kate

Amazing Cebu launched their newest television show last night at Radisson Blu Cebu coined "FoodHunt with Kate".




"FoodHunt with Kate" is a food and travel show showcasing the promise of Cebu. Rediscovering Cebu with a different palate in its landscapes and its timeless beauty. It highlights recipes deconstructed, familiar old and new traditions. The show demonstrates what Cebu has to offer to the world.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 in 24 hours!

The countdown begins to the largest gathering of bloggers in the Philippines; Visayas Blogging Summit 2011! In less than 24 hours, over 300 bloggers from the different regions of Visayas and some parts of Luzon and Mindanao will converge for the one-day summit at  SM City Cebu Trade Hall 1, Cebu Philippines from 8:00am to 6:00pm.


There are so many reasons to come! Learn straight from international and local blogging authorities and meet the icons of our society today! Cebu City Mayo Mike Rama, Managing Director of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. Gina Lopez, Co-founder of GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Brad Geiser and eight (8) Miss Earth-Philippines ladies will grace the event.

Read old post here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rescue A Hero Album Launch

Talk about four optimistic idealists who collaborate intrepid musical ideas; you're certainly referring to nothing else but Rescue A Hero.




There's more to Mark, Carlo Jeremie, and Jason to talk about this week. The band will launch its very first album "Corrupt, Honest, Awake" at The Outpost on November 26, 2011.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Visayas Blogging Summit 2011

Cebu Bloggers Society Incorporated together with SM City Cebu, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., and PR Works brings you the most-awaited blogging summit of the year, Visayas Blogging Summit 2011.


If you're a blogger in any format or a blogger-at-heart, you're invited to join this free event on November 26 from 8:00am - 6:00pm at SM City Cebu. Topics ranging from Personal Blogging, Professional Blogging, Social Media Marketing for Business and Social Media Responsibility will be tackled by well-renowned speakers from inside and outside of the country. All of them will carry out their tactics and modules on their way to the peak and will cater your queries about their craft.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Amazing Sports

Amazing Cebu Channel 54 continues to flaunt the Queen City of the south with its newest show, Amazing Sports.


Amazing Sports - Where Sports is a Passion aims to showcase the many sport-oriented activities which are found and can possibly done in the province. The show is hosted by Anne Montecillo who is into dance sports and Gino Galicia who is footballer. It airs during Saturdays.

STC Concert For A Cause

The College Student Council of Saint Theresa's College - Cebu invites you to "Building Champions", a concert for a cause.



On the night of November 26, 2011, dreams will born, challenges will rise, there will be a call to action, and Excellence will be obtained in a 2-hour concert you'll never forget. Watch it from 7:00-9:00pm at the STC Audtitorium to help raise funds for STC Foundation and STC Community Involvement Program.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Asia Crown 2012 Launching Photos

To excite all the skaters out there for the upcoming The Asia Crown 2012 to be held in Manila, here are a bunch of pictures taken during the event kick off happened last October 15, 2011 in Cebu.

In the morning the UBEC Crew did their thing at Ayala Center Cebu's The Terraces where a skate arena was built and positioned by Converse Philippines.


Monday, November 7, 2011

The Asia Crown: Converse Philippine Skate Summit 2012

It's about time for the Philippines to share the limelight to the world of skating as The Asia Crown: Road to the Converse Philippine Skate Summit 2012 takes off in Cebu.


It’s time to level-up your grinds, manuals, and ollies as Converse kicks off its Skate Summit in Cebu with a day of music, graffiti art and a whole lot of skateboarding.

Bilibid

Find fun in buying bids and participating in an exciting online auction at Bilibid.com. It's a newly launched site where people who wish to buy gadgets, food, travel gift certificates etc. at a super low cost are invited to join.


Bilibid ('Bili' is the Filipino term for 'buy') is a penny auction website wherein users can bid for a specific item using bid points. Just like the usual bidding process, whoever bids the highest price for the item, wins the auction.

MTV EMA - Belfast 2011

The 2011 Music Television (MTV) Europe Music Awards (EMA) has finally concluded! It was held in Northern Irelands's capital Belfast last Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Odyssey Arena in the Titanic Quarter area of the city and was hosted by Selena Gomez. 


The nominees were announced last September 19, 2011 by MTV Networks International. The categories where dominated by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Adele, and Bruno Mars.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 2011 Movie Releases

November is once again here! Time seems to fly as fast as the wind. It's the season to reflect and remember the ones we love who already passed. Knowing that we will all be gone- only just in unknown time, it's just right to celebrate life with your love ones. Don't forget to watch the movies with them!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cosplay Harajuku District

CEDf-IT in partnership with Ayala Center Cebu and Cebu Holdings Inc. in cooperation with iLuvCebu.com present Cosplay HD (Harajuku District).




When: October 29, 2011 - 5:00-11:30pm
Where: Ayala Linear Park, Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mosbeau - Beyond Expectation

For many Asian girls, ladies, and women, having white skin make you a very good-looking person because white compliments whatever you wear. Ironically, most Asians get natural brown or black skin.
Mosbeau is a food supplement in Japan that effectively whitens skin. It is fast, safe, and doesn't have side effects because its ingredients are produced and processed by the company itself. All the products commonly contain Placental Protein, Collagen, Glutathione, Vitamin C, Asparagus Extract,Crystallization Cellulose, Glycine, Lactose, and Sucrose Ester.

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 2011 Movie Releases

October is here! It's the month of the Holy Rosary and Cancer Awareness. It reminds us of staying healthy in mind and body.






This month, watch the different movies lined-up that show God's wondrous might.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Color My Taxi: A Global Film Fair

Are you into videography? Wishing to be into it? Here's something for you! Omnilogy Inc. together with Media For Social Impact (MFSI) invites you to a global film fair coined 'Color My Taxi'.


This workshop is a platform for you do develop your skills in terms of filmmaking that will help you in your quest for international production assignments/work.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Franchise Asia 2011

Philippine Franchise Association, the voice of Philippine franchising invites you to join Franchise Asia 2011 bannered under the theme "Asia to the World, the World to Asia".




43 Countries . 6 Continents
Asia - Africa - Australia - Europe - North America - South America

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Intel Sing To Win

Intel Philippines goes beyond what you think they only do. They are giving out entertainment showcases to talents who can prove that they can be superstars of tomorrow.


Coined "Intel Sing to Win" is a 2-month long nationwide interactive mall show in search for the aspiring singers around the country. This contest encourages participants to show off their creativity through original music videos, for a chance to win notebook computers powered by 2nd generation Intel Core processors.

Monday, September 5, 2011

September 2011 Movie Releases

Now that we're already in September, everybody is going to start wrapping presents and save money for Christmas parties and remembrances.


Don't forget to save money for the movies! There are so much to await in the following months. For September, here are the films rolling:

Monday, August 29, 2011

1832 The Musicale

You are invited to travel into the past. Prepare to cry, laugh and fright because you'll be witnessing obsession, adventure, redemption, romance, and freedom.


The Cre8tive Thespians Club, Inc. together with The Abellana National School Campus Ministry Choir, brought by Audioman Enterprises, Palanas Farm and Resort, Kamiseta, Craft Square Center, and Abraham's Children Montessori proudly present 1832 The Musicale.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit 2011: Inspiring Leaders For A Better Future

Aboitiz Equity Ventures initiated the 6th cycle of Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit (AFLBS) coined "Inspiring Leaders For A Better Future".


This year, it was held last August 19 and 20 at Santa Maria Hall, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu. It drew 90 of the most promising third and fourth year college students from the different colleges and universities in the country under one roof to engage with each other and ultimately, to get opportunity to network and form ties with CEOs, executives, team leaders, and team members of the Aboitiz Group of Companies.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tibiao Fish Spa

For most of us, the best way to have fun and relax is through spa. Don't think about people massaging your body. Think about fishes. Yea! Fishes!


Fish spa is a form of ichthyotherapy that use small fishes to clean the skin. These little creatures exfoliate the skin by feeding on the dead layers. This method is safe and totally free of pain. In fact, the distinct tickly sensation produced by the skin-nibbling fishes add to the cleansing benefits and relaxing feeling.

Bridging the Gap Series: A Night of Classical Music 2011

Omnilogy Incorporated invites you to watch "Bridging the Gap Series: A Night of Classical Music 2011" on August 27, 7:00PM at Marcelo Fernan Press Center, Sudlon, Lahug Cebu.


The proceeds of this concert will help purchase musical instruments for sustaining "Sounds for Change Music Development", a program created for the benefit of street children and out-of-school-youth.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Green Home will Build Your Home

A lot has already been said about the need for people to go for "green" and sustainable practices not only into their daily routines but in building and maintaining homes as well. However, there is a perception that green is expensive.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 2011 Movie Releases

Say "Hello" to August happily! It has loads of surprise movies this month that will totally rule over the season!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mickey and Friends Live in Cebu!

Here is another thing to cause a smile on your face. Disney's Mickey Mouse and his friends will be coming to Cebu to perform in a live show. Yes! What was before, thought impossible is now being realized!

Watch MickeyMouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and their friends dance in a music mash-up. Listen to the greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Toy Story remixed in pop, rock, reggae, hip-hop, Jazz, and country among other jams.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Alodia Gosiengfiao Comes To Cebu

Hey guys! What's up? If you have noticed, I haven't blogged for a very long time. It is because I have been so busy with school works, attending events and hosting.

Anyhow, I have good news for all the cosplayers and cosplay fans out there :) Alodia Gosiengfiao is coming to Cebu! Yup! You read it right! The queen of Philippine cosplay will visit the Queen City of the South for the first time!

HOSTS OF THE EVENT
I'm delighted to announce to everybody that I am the host of the event. To top the show, I will be joined by DJ Paulo Walker. Alright! \m/

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TV5 Announces Launch-date of Regional Newscast, Introduces Cebuano News Anchor

The Kapatid Network continues to expand nationwide with the soft launches of its local shows and opening of local stations.


TV5 EVP and COO Roberto "Bobby" Barreiro officially announced the launch-date of their first ever Cebuano program last June 25, 2011 at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu named "Aksyon Bisaya".

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

TV5 Visits Cebu City

June 25, 2011 was a blast for the Kapatid Network night-entertainment show, "Wil Time Big Time". As a part of their "Sugod mga Kapatid" caravan, all their hosts, crews, dancers and sets flew all the way from Manila to the Queen City of the South. Cebu is the first stop of their nationwide campaign.


A massive 120,000 Cebuanos trooped to the South Road Properties nearby Basak, Mambaling that have been waiting early morning to watch the top-rating show live at 5:00pm.

Celebrity guests surprised the audience with stunning performances on stage: NiƱa Jose, Wendy Valdez, Blakdyak and Andrew E. to name a few.

What the crowd awaited the most in the show was, of course, the main host, Mr. Willie Ravillame who caused the audience to shout with all their might when he first showed-up on stage.

Willie handed-over money to many of the old women in the audience. Moreover, his show gave away loads of gift packs care of its sponsors.
 

Cebuano singers were the players of the show's banner segment "Wil Time Big Time". Although nobody won the jackpot prize of P1M cash, a van and a house and lot, the players did not go home empty-handed as Willie personally gave them Php10,00.00 each for their talent show-off.

The airing of "Wil Time Big Time" live in Cebu wrapped up the Cebu campaign of the Kapatid Network. Next off, they will be in your city so keep your eyes on TV5!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy: Have You Found Yourself Yet? - A Book by Amar Delon

Feeling unhappy of your state right now? Understand yourself and find out what you can do about it through Amar Delon's "Happy: Have You Found Yourself Yet?".

This book was recently launched at Ayala Center Cebu's Coffee Bean, Fully Booked branch last June 5, 2011.

The title of the book speaks much about its contents; defining oneself and managing the sadness caused by the hardships in life.

For people who are forlorn and cynic, I assure you that this book is way fascinating than hardcore emo music and thinner than the width of the sole of your black and white sneakers.
The book is sold for $16.99 and is available only at Amazon.com. Grab a copy now!

Amar Delon is like anybody else. He has encountered many predicaments in life that mad him feel so weary and sad. Eventually, he was able to cope up and is now very successful in his field.

He is an actor, director, screen writer, author and an international speaker.

Because he wants to help other people to become happy, he wrote a book about happiness and finding oneself.

Thus, the coming of "Happy: Have You Found Yourself Yet?".

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June 2011 Movie Releases

In the Philippines, classes are about to start but this is no reason for kids to frown. They can always watch movies over the weekend.


This month is packed with movies that kids and action-seekers will for sure, love.

 
June 3
Beautiful Boy (limited)
Beginners (limited)
Empire of Silver (limited
The Last Mountain (limited)
The Lion of Judah (3D/2D theaters)
Love, Wedding, Marriage (limited)
Mr. Nice (limited)
Submarine (limited)
X-Men: First Class

June 10
The Chameleon (limited)
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
Super 8 (conventional and IMAX theaters)
The Trip (limited)
Trollhunter (limited)
Viva Riva! (limited)

June 17
The Art of Getting By (limited)
Buck (limited)
Green Lantern (3D/2D theaters)
JIG (limited)
Mr. Popper's Penguins
My Afternoons with Margueritte (limited)

June 24
A Better Life (limited)
Bad Teacher
Cars 2 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
The Names of Love (limited)
Turtle: The Incredible Journey (limited)

June 29
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)

Featured Movie of the Month
Topping this month's list is 'X-Men First Class'. The film is the third installation of Marvel's X-Men Series which exhibit the past of the mutants in the story.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Brighter Future 2011 Project

Education is vital to lasting positive change in children’s lives. Yet for millions of children and youth in low-income sectors of the society and poor communities, a quality education is beyond reach. Many other kids are not prepared when they start school and drop out in the early grades. iLearners Inc. reaches Cebu’s most marginalized children in the rural communities.

Here in Cebu, iLearners’ Brighter Future Program is a yearly activity every opening of the school year and is one of  iLearners curriculum  which sets to help rural primary students in 4 schools in 2 barangays in Cebu, Lunas in Carcar and Kaluangan in Asturias, with 300 students currently benefiting from the program.  Bags with school supplies are distributed to students enrolled  and teachers supplies to educators in 4 of the primary schools adopted by iLearners Inc.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cebu Blog Camp 2011

Calling all bloggers! It's time to gather again in one of the biggest summer blogging events in the province! The Cebu Blog Camp 2011!


Cebu Blog Camp (CBC) is a blogging event primarily held in Cebu. It is organized by the Cebu Bloggers of the Blog and Soul Movement, the educating leg of the Philippine Blog Awards Inc. which has been running for four years. CBC is yet the largest gathering of bloggers in Cebu.

Friday, May 6, 2011

PUMA


Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport, officially branded as PUMA, is a major German multinational company that produces lifestyle footwear and sportswear. It has approximately 9,204 employees and distributes its products in more than 80 countries.

If you are into sports, Puma AG is the right store for you. From jackets to shoes, to shirts and shorts, it's easy to find the best sportswear for everybody. Puma offers a wide array of apparels that not only is stylish but also comfortable to wear.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May 2011 Movie Releases

We are now in the round of 30 days of buds and blossoms- Flowers Month! What a perfect time to show your love-ones how grateful you are that they are a part of your life. Give them some flowers and don't forget to take them to the movies!


Here are the movies that will air this month.

Coalition for Better Education

Coalition for Better Education (CBE) aims to create empowered communities of learning. It is composed of students, parents, academes, government, non-government organizations and many others. CBE currently has 36 institutional partners and 243 individual members.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Globe Joins List of Southeast Asia’s Top Companies - Bags Citations for Investor Relations, Dividend Policies

Globe Telecom was recently recognized as of Southeast Asia’s top companies for its investor relations and dividend policies by the Institutional Investor Corporate Awards organized by institutional investment publication Alpha Southeast Asia.



Globe was lauded for Best Senior Management Investor Relations (IR) Support and Most Consistent Dividend Policy based on the results of the annual poll conducted by Alpha Southeast Asia, the first and only institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia.
 
The poll was participated in by more than 450 investors and analysts across Southeast Asia, which included fund managers with investment interests in the region, large institutional investors, insurance companies, pension funds, funds of hedge funds, private banks, equity and fixed income brokers as well as buy and sell-side analysts. Other categories include Most Organized Investor Relations, Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance and Poor Management Access and Investor Relations.

“Globe is one of Southeast Asia’s leading companies today. It has continuously raised the bar in corporate transparency, fair disclosure and good governance,” said Siddiq Bazarwala, Publisher of Alpha Southeast Asia.

Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe shared, “We are honored with this citation. This is a testament to our commitment in practicing good corporate governance and shareholder relations which significantly drives growth and sustainability of our business.”

In line with the company’s dividend policy of distributing between 75% to 90% of its 2010 net income, the Globe Board of Directors declared the first semi-annual cash dividend of P31 per common share, paid out to shareholders on March 18, 2011. On an annualized basis, the first semi-annual cash divided payment of P4.1-billion represents 84% of 2010 net income, similar to the previous year’s pay-out rate and translates to an attractive dividend yield of 7.8%, using end-2010 share prices.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Alpha Southeast Asia has bureaus and correspondents in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Bangkok. The monthly magazine is the first and only institutional investment magazine primarily written for institutional investors, asset and fund management companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, other parts of Asia, US, Europe and the Middle East, who are usually not as exposed to the region as much as they are to North Asian economies. The magazine also has a strong following among the region’s largest local corporates concerned about liquidity management, cash flow maximization and financial supply chain optimization. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Public SPED Centers Receive Special Software, PCs, Internet Connection from Globe Telecom and Autism Society Philippines

Two of the biggest public Special Education (SPED) Centers in Metro Manila have been awarded desktop computers with special software and free one-year internet connection by Autism Society of the Philippines and Globe Telecom, respectively, to aid children with special learning and communication needs.

P. Gomez Elementary School in Sta. Cruz, Manila and P. Villanueva Elementary School in Pasay City were chosen to pilot-test the VizZle visual learning software which will be implemented beginning the incoming school year.  An initial batch of 12 teachers, seven from P. Gomez and five from P. Villanueva, already started undergoing training.

 
P. Gomez SPED Center has 28 teachers taking care of over 400 pupils, about 25 of which have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Prior to the entry of Globe and ASP, the school has no computer laboratory. On the other hand, P. Villanueva has 24 SPED teachers handling less than 300 pupils.  Its eight PCs were also donated by AS.

The turnover ceremonies were held as a contribution of Globe and ASP to the fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day which encourages activities that will help increase and develop people’s knowledge of autism and impart information on the importance of its early diagnosis and early intervention.


“I think the next frontier for Globe is providing connectivity for social inclusion.  We can begin with special children and later on, maybe also persons with disabilities.  The challenge is in finding a way for internet connectivity to be more relevant to special children.  That’s why we are glad to work with ASP.  We believe that the key to utilizing technology in the school set-up is getting help in delivering the use of technology.  Without a systematic or organized way of using the Internet in social institutions like schools, we may not be as successful,” said Jeffrey O. Tarayao, Head of Globe Corporate Social Responsibility.

There are currently only 231 public SPED centers in the country with an alarming 25:1 student-teacher ratio.  The figure leaves no room for dedicated attention for the unique needs of students which have a mixed host of disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing/speech/visual/physical impairment, among others.  Moreover, most of them have outdated, non-functioning computers and non-existent internet connection.


Cristina Estampador, ASP Program Director and Board of Trustees member, said that while VizZle is primarily designed for children with ASD, it can also be customized to fit those with mental and physical disabilities.  Through VizZle, she said learning can be made easier and fun since the software delivers the visuals, the auditory and the kinesthetic experience to the students.

ASP, being a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with ASD, was able to acquire a technical grant of two full licenses of VizZle, a multi-awarded visual learning software that has the capability to add video and audio and share lessons across a web-based library.  It was created through collaborations with the Monarch Center for Autism and Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.
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