A sweet, outgoing, fun-loving travel blogger Shugah Pauline Gonzales who always gives the best travel tips, quirks, and stunning photos in her blog Wandershugah. For everyone dear to her, she always gives the best laugh, food trip, and spontaneous fun and travel. Everything is very light. For her, life is a big playground and we must face the world with light and love. That is how her friends knew Shugah.
Last August, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer. She experienced severe abdominal, pelvic and back pain and very heavy irregular bleeding. Four months after, she passed away last December 3 at the age of 23.
As pediculosis capitis or head lice infestation continues to be a concern in public schools in the Philippines, Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz has led the nationwide rollout of Kilusang Kontra Kuto or KKK.
As a part of the mission to create a kuto -free Philippines, Kilusang Kontra Kuto, a coalition of head lice prevention experts and advocates led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, the Department of Education or DepEd, UP Manila College of Public Health, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, and Drugstores Association of the Philippines, was created. Now on its third year, they want to make its impact bigger and its reach wider in order to eliminate kuto by educating the public about the problem. They will be visiting different schools in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
According to a study conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines, head lice infestation is still considered as the second most common health problem in public schools in the Philippines next to tooth decay. While it may not be a fatal condition, attention must still be given to this persistent condition which commonly found in school children.
Here are some problems that head lice can cause if left untreated:
It can cause other serious infections.
The surface of our skin is filled with different kinds of bacteria. According to Dr. Arlene Bertuso from University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health, while lice itself can’t cause infections, “severe scratching caused by allergic reactions to the insects’ saliva can cause the scalp to break, therefore increasing the chance of a secondary bacterial infection.”
It can decrease self-confidence in a child and the parents.
Head lice or kuto often has a negative connotation due to its association with poor hygiene and low social status, which can cause a child to lose confidence, especially around his or her peers. However, the child isn’t the only one affected as the parents can also experience loss of confidence. Parents whose child has been infected with head lice feel embarrassed since they feel like they exhibited poor parenting by letting their child get head lice infestation.
It decreases academic or work productivity.
Itchiness and inflammation are effects from the bites of head lice. The irritation caused by the bites of the head lice can disrupt concentration in school or at work, hence affecting productivity. It can also cause loss of sleep, which can then lead to irritability, short attention span and lack of focus. In addition to that, “it dramatically affects the school performance of children because of the discomfort and social stigma it causes,” as stated in the study by DepEd and the University of the Philippines.
Misinformation can cause more damage.
Myths and superstitions are already ingrained in Filipino culture and society. Kuto is surrounded by several of these myths and misconceptions that can be harmful to the infested such as the use of mayonnaise or kerosene and wrapping the child’s head with plastic overnight. Contrary to popular belief, lice can also be acquired at any age and by any gender. Incorrect information like these can lead to untreated head lice, which can spread quickly to the whole family or to the whole class simply through physical contact with one infested person.
Head lice is often overlooked or disregarded despite its many negative impacts, but this problem can be solved with correct information and appropriate control methods. Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo is an effective solution to eliminate and prevent head lice.
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To know more about the activities of Kilusang Kontra Kuto led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz.
There are many legal matters involved in setting up a company, even for a small company. If you are thinking of setting up a small company as a sole proprietorship, you will have to find out in details the things needed before you rush into it. Be patient to take everything step by step. There are some of the things you will need to know and the necessary steps to take before you can set up your sole proprietorship.
If you live in Wisconsin, you can set up a sole proprietorship in Wisconsin without having to file any legal documents with the state government of Wisconsin.
Here are some simple steps you will need to take:
Choose a name for your company. If you are a sole proprietor, you may use your own name if you wish.
If you want to use a trade name, that name should not be used by any other currently listed registered company. It will be better to choose a name that is unique from other registered name.
If you need help you can do database on the website of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to see if your chosen name is available. If you have decided to use a trade name, you are required to fill out a form to register your company’s name and you will have to pay a filing fee.
Check with the Wisconsin Licensing, Permit and Registration Service the type of businesses licenses you will have to obtain that may apply to your business, depending on your business activities.
Next, if you intend to employ someone to work for you, you will need to apply an Employer Identification Number or EIN number Wisconsin with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax reporting purposes. You will need this tax id number to report your employee’s wages to the IRS.
Application of EIN or your sole proprietorship TIN can be done online at the IRS website.
If you are a sole proprietor and do not have any employee, then you are not required to obtain an EIN or the Federal tax id number. You can use your own Social Security number (SSN) to report taxes. But if you like, you can apply for an EIN for your business because you may be required by the bank when you need to open a bank account for your business.
Globe says thank you to its customers with a celebration that begins this weekend!
The number 917 is turning out to be the most favored number of the year as Globe celebrates its iconic 917 prefix with a day overflowing with gratitude for all its customers.
Inspired by last year’s massively successful celebration, the country’s leading mobile brand commemorates the wonderful connections it has made by rewarding its customers with upgraded offers, surprise treats, and not-to-miss events leading up to September 17 (9/17).
Now on it’s third year, 917 Day is all about giving back and letting loyal customers and partners feel the love and gratitude that everyone at Globe has for them. 917 Day is one big thank you from Globe for being part of our family all these years. We are #GratefulEveryday for allowing us to create and share experiences with you.
The countdown to 917 Day begins with a weekend of sweet deals and giveaways. On September 15, Saturday, dine at KFC or shop at Bench or Marks & Spencer stores nationwide. Use your Globe Rewards points as cash and receive delightful surprises from these partner establishments!
It’s the VIP treatment for long-time Globe customers. As a little extra thank you for those who have been with us through the years, Globe is giving exclusive perks like free data for longtime TM and Prepaid customers, at least 100 Rewards points for Postpaid and Platinum customers depending on tenure, free volume/speed boost, Rewards points and other goodies for Globe At Home, Globe Business, and Globe myBusiness customers.
Have fun, get pampered on the best 917 Day yet!
From September 17 to 23, Globe Prepaid will visit select schools nationwide and will bring fun booths, movie screenings and free snacks for students.
Want to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends instead? TM has you covered at its tambayan nooks in public parks for film screenings and free bags of chips to enjoy.
Globe Postpaid also gets in on the 917 fun. True to its promise of delivering extra value, The PLAN PLUS customers will get a special coffee surprise on September 17.
Stock up on cool accessories and exclusive merch from Globe Lifestyle with the various flash sales at the Globe Online Shop! Get exciting discounts on powerbanks, phone cases, speakers, and screen protectors. Own a pair of exclusive 0917 shirts for only P917 for purchases made on September 20.
The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) and the National Telecommunications Communication (NTC) are helping each other in fighting the expected surge of illegal broadcast stations across the country in view of the coming midterm elections.
“This is year 2018 and there’s usually a proliferation of illegal broadcast stations leading to election day in May next year,” said Erwin V. Galang, head of the technical committee and trustee of the KBP.
Majority of the administrative cases the NTC handles under its mandate are cease and desist and show cause orders against illegal broadcast stations, and according to Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, the NTC’s previous cooperation and coordination with the KBP has led to the crackdown of fly-by-night broadcast stations, mostly in the provinces, who had victimized unsuspecting candidates to buy airtime for their political advertisements. These illegal broadcasters usually disappear after they received payment for the political ads.
“Historically, we can see a steep increase in the number of cases in broadcast services in relation to unlicensed broadcasts leading to the election campaign period. What we do is we immediately issue cease-and-desist and show-cause orders against these illegal operators, forcing them to shut down their stations, while others simply disappear,” Cabarios said.
In the 2017 report by the Commission on Audit (COA, majority of the cases were administrative complaints initiated by NTC for violations of erring radio stations with almost 2,054 cases in the broadcast services division.
According to Auditor Ma. Jocelyn Factora, COA’s 2017 resident auditor in the NTC, majority of the pending administrative cases represented cases filed by NTC against illegal broadcast stations, and not cases from telco consumers. “The pending telco-related cases from consumers are very minimal.”
As of 31 December 2017, there are only 148 telco consumer cases pending before the NTC’s Legal Office which are now subject of review and resolution.
located at the heart of Centennial Plaza, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon is a must for every child and kids at heart, and of course for the whole family.
The playground is open to the public since last Sunday of August 12, 2018 by our beloved Mayor Clive Quino.
The Quino Family was present during the blessing ceremony together with the visitors, parents and the kids as well.
Video below shows the entire view of the playground.
Manolo Fortich Playland - YouTube
More photos of the playground, where its complete set of the playground is there. From slides, swing, seesaw and much more.
Rope Tunnel for adventurous kids.
The good thing about the playground is that this is for FREE, not only for Manolonians but to visitors as well. 50 kids for 30 minutes is the average time range to share it to other kids. Observed rules shall be placing shoes and slippers at the side. Parents of little kids shall accompany and guide their little one and not to worry about the flooring because it is rubberized.
Isn't it great to have this kind of attraction that is so modernized and child friendly too? And this is why I love Manolo Fortich.
It was an ordinary day for me and my little lady MM as we stroll at Ororama Chain of Store Cogon Branch. There was a celebration at the store, an anniversary that is which I didn’t mind to do shopping or having some grocery. Not until I saw this jaw dropping prices from department store and grocery items which are in sale too. Most of it was priced as Php49 and it’s because of their 49th anniversary.
If you are one of their Rewards Club Member then you have the opportunity to spin in the “Roleta”. Items available are as follows; Gas Stove, Electric Kettle, Electric Iron and Bath Towel, all of those are priced at Php49 if you spin and won one. And also you could claim your 49 points worth of Ororama Products from the Redemption Center Area.
Luckily, as one of the Rewards Club Member, I got to spin in the “Roleta” and it stopped at the Gas Stove. An unexpected moment it is because most of the Rewards Club Member got a bath towel. Gas Stove price worth was roughly a Php800+ I guess but because of its 49th anniversary I got it for only Php49.
An obligatory pose with the Marketing Manager of Ororama Chain of Store, Ms. Globe.
Such an unforgettable day at Ororama’s 49th anniversary. And now I am looking forward for their 50th anniversary celebration. I am quite sure that somethin’ big is going to happen and I am excited for it. So, shall I see you at Ororama? Thanks a bunch Ororama for these super sales and indeed a great celebration.
On the instruction of President Rodrigo Duterte to make goods and services affordable and accessible to consumers, particularly the marginalized, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has immediately put forward the proposal to reduce the telco interconnection rates to the New Major Player Oversight Committee.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) then issued Department Order No. 002 directing the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to study and formulate the guidelines that will bring down the cost of interconnection
In the draft Memorandum Circular (MC) drafted by the NTC following a study, interconnection charges were reduced to P 0.50 per minute from P 2.50 per minute for voice service and P 0.05 per text from P 0.15 per text for SMS.
A public hearing was conducted to enable telecommunication companies to comment and submit their position paperspertaining to the MC.
On July 19, 2018, the final MC was issued by the NTC.
The reduced interconnection rates are expected to benefit consumers across socio-economic classes, making voice call and SMS services between networks more affordable. This will also allow telcos to attract more subscribers and offer a wide variety of unlimited plans and services.
Significantly, the MC will benefit landline subscribers and users of basic 2G mobile phones nationwide, majority of whom belong to the marginalized sectors of society.