Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fight , Helps Banatayan Island thru Pru Life UK

 

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Everyone's excited for the fight of the century, the Pacquiao-Mayweather battle for greatness. But for the people of Bantayan Island, who have gone through the toughest storm such as Yolanda ,  match is more than entertainment, It's a source of hope for them to continue the fight against life's challenges.

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True courage comes from such situation that is too impossible or at  so difficult to comprehend yet managed to survive   and furthermore advanced and regain its condition and confidence.

Here’s  the video link  for this story :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuODPZfMZQQ

In an island recovering from a tragedy, watching Manny Pacquiao fight is a big deal. But witnessing the biggest fight of our nation’s hero is not easy for all. Some people don’t have access. Some areas even don’t even have power.

This  May 3, 2015 ,  the day Pacquiao fights for our nation’s glory  will be different. Bantayan Island will be one with the county and the entire world to support Manny. #ForEveryPinoyFighter

Love is the Difference with World Vision Run 2015


                                             
World Vision has been in the Philippines for 58 years and being an international child-focused organization, they have taken huge strides to ensure that Filipino children enjoy the fullness of life they deserve. These efforts gave birth to what is now the most-anticipated running event of World Vision supporters and partners.
Now on its fourth year, World Vision Run 2015 offers a bigger and more fun-filled event for the whole family. In keeping with this year's theme, "The difference is love," World Vision Run allows participants to experience the unique and worthwhile journey of running with a purpose - and that is to make a difference in the life of a child!
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Organized by RunRio, proceeds of this event will benefit World Visions's child sponsorship program currently reaching out to about 100,000 Filipino children, providing them access to education, health care, protection and other community development initiatives for their families and communities. 
The race will be held at country's biggest running circuit, the Mall of Asia grounds, to accommodate about 7,000 runners - the biggest in the Run's 4-year history. 
REGISTRATION is ongoing -
Online: April 17 to June 7
In-store: May 25 to June 14
Avail the 50% Discount
Take PHP 50 % OFF when you register before MAY 17th

RUNNR (The Fort) and Toby's (EDSA Shangri-La, SM North The Block and Mall of Asia) branches
Runners can choose from the 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k race categories. Parents can also tag their children in the 500-meter dash making this event truly a race for the whole family to enjoy! 
Assembly TIME -
21k at 3:30 am
10k, 5k and 3k at 4:30 am and 
500m at 6:00 am


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Here's the official Running Singlet and Finisher's Shirt made with love and has been one of a kind for every years run using the best lightweight Dri-FIT materials given for every categories of runner to keep ourselves dry and comfortable throughout the race !
"THE DIFFERENCE IS LOVE"
Let's cross the finish line all together for the unloved children of @worldvisionphl
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Lets further help the kids and buy this limited edition shirt at P 250.00 only, specially made to further make some amount of money for their educational and upcoming needs during this summer time
Register now at http://runrio.com/worldvisionrun2015 
For more details, you may also visit http://worldvision.org.ph/press-center/world-vision-run-2015
 
About World Vision
World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian, relief and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.


Now 58 years in the Philippines, World Vision assists more than 100,000 poor children with their families and communities nationwide regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, with nearly 70,000 sponsors locally and internationally; by providing emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflicts, working with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor
























Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ruth Riley


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Miami Sol (2001-2002); Detroit Shock (2003-2006); San Antonio Silver Stars (2007-2011); Chicago Sky (2012); Atlanta Dream (2013-2014)
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 198 lbs.

Career Highlights
· Drafted 5th overall by the Miami Sol in the 2001 WNBA Draft
· Picked first in the 2003 WNBA Dispersal Draft by the Detroit Shock
· 2004 Olympic gold medalist
· Two-time WNBA Champion (Detroit, 2003, 2006) – was named WNBA Finals MVP in ‘03
· 2005 WNBA All-Star
· 2001 NCAA Champion and Finals MVP
· Served as the vice president of the WNBA Players’ Union

Personal
· Full name is Ruth Ellen Riley
· Born on August 28, 1979 in Ransom, Kansas
· Was already 6 feet when she was 12 years old
· Her jersey number 25 was retired by her alma mater North Miami High School
· Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Psychology

WNBA Career Averages
Year G GS FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
Career 387 260 .442 .297 .787 1.1 3.1 4.1 1.2 0.6 1.3 1.65 3.14 6.3





















Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fight of the Century live at Marriott Manila, Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

 

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The Most Awaited Fight of the Century that the Whole World is waiting, a history in the making  for the 2 known fighter that has been delayed for so many reasons will finally be happening and will be showing on the top Hotel here in our country , Mariott Manila. For only P 3,500.00/ head  with brunch buffet from 8am to 1pm, you can enjoy the fight on the front row  and of course the sumptuous food at the Garden Room Mariott Hotel Manila.

The biggest fight in boxing history is finally happening! Watch two legendary fighters settle the score on who is the number one boxer of their generation at Marriott Manila. The undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. steps into the ring to take on eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao. The much-anticipated bout is one of the most anticipated matches of all time and on May 3, 2015 boxing fans will have the answer. The question is where will you be? A super fight deserves an energy filled venue and Marriott’s plush Garden Room gives you front row seats for the upcoming mega bout. For P3,500, witness first hand as Pacquiao throws his signature avalanche punches and

Mayweather flaunts his defensive edge. Join the excitement while indulging in a brunch buffet made for champions from 8am to 1pm. Complete with hefty choices including oven baked ham at the carving station, Filipino favorites such as tocino and beef tapa, international selections consisting of bacon, hash brown, yoghurt and cereal, an interactive egg station and a collection of freshly baked breads and pastries, plus unlimited drinks such as San Miguel beer, iced tea and soda. Sports enthusiasts are guaranteed to an action packed experience featuring live satellite feed from MGM Grand Las Vegas in multiple large screen projectors, complemented with high definition video, and superior audio technology. Each spot is a prime seat to catch the action. No superb combination or crucial punches will be missed. Reserve your tickets now and witness history unfold.

The Garden Room is located at the ground level of Marriott Manila across NAIA Terminal 3. The sprawling hotel is located at the Newport City Complex a quick 15-minute drive from the Makati business district and Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

For inquiries and reservations call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

CAMELLA EXPANDS IN MEGA MANILA, LAUNCHES 5 NEW PROJECTS

 

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Camella, Vista Land’s flagship housing brand, asserts its dominance in the horizontal housing industry as it simultaneously launches today five new projects in Mega Manila, namely, Camella Verra Metro North in Valenzuela, Camella Carson at Vista City in Daang Hari, Camella Alta Silang in Cavite, Camella Belize at The Islands in Dasmariñas, and Camella Sierra Metro East in Antipolo. Camella Verra Metro North in Valenzuela T

his 10-hectare gated community provides homes fashioned after the modern classics – Mediterranean-inspired 2-storey homes replete with quality details and designed with thoughtful space planning in mind. A dedicated amenity area will showcase the clubhouse with gym, covered basketball court, swimming pool and play park, jogging and biking trails. Staying true to the concept of city living, Camella points north of Manila to usher in a modern lifestyle concept perfect for the busy couple on the go, and for families that thrive on active lifestyles.

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Camella Verra Metro North is located in Bignay, Valenzuela – 20 minutes from SM Fairview, schools, restaurants, banks, transportation hubs, and places of worship. It is accessible via NLEX Meycauayan Exit, Novaliches Bayan via Bagumbong Road, Novaliches via Damong Maliit Road and NLEX Paso de Blas/ Malinta Exit. Camella Carson at Vista City in Daang Hari Adjacent to the progressive developments in Vista City, Camella Carson traverses the inner sanctuary of Daang Hari, in a place where the terrain meanders, where grown Acacia trees abound, where you and your family can revel in the well thought-out central amenity area. It’s a home within the conveniences and attractions of one of Daang Hari’s newest developments, in a vast community of future leisure destinations and active lifestyles.

Celebrate the infinite possibilities of a home investment guaranteed to earn great value over the years. Camella Carson at Vista City is conveniently accessible via Daang Hari, which leads to more access points: Daang Hari Exit via SLEX to Makati; from Las Piñas to Alabang-Zapote Road via Marcos Alvarez Road; and from Manila to Coastal Road via Molino Boulevard. Camella Alta Silang in Cavite Serenity is just a delicious moment away as Camella Alta Silang offers you a whole different vibe – cool and refreshing, peaceful and relaxing resort-community. Spanning 20 hectares of rolling terrain, Camella Alta Silang is a picture perfect community that frames the natural beauty of its surroundings. Beautifully landscaped areas will be dedicated to the clubhouse and amenities, parks and gardens, walking trails, and jogging paths. Camella Alta Silang can be reached via Aguinaldo Highway, and the soon-to-open Cavite-Laguna Expressway, Carmona Exit, and through Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. Camella Belize at The Islands in Dasmariñas Camella proudly introduces its newest enclave at the exclusive

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The Islands development of Vista Land, Camella Belize. With the attention to detail and the well-designed masterplan of Island Park, Camella Belize at The Islands is redefining the meaning of value-for-money living. Grande home series features bigger home choices with windows and verandas reminiscent of the gracious hacienda estates, bringing the freshness of the outside in. Of course, with top-class amenities and vast spaces of green to lift your spirits! And as grand entrances go, few equal that of Camella at The Islands, abloom with foliage, it is a true, nature-inspired landmark. There is also the St. Paul College Island Park inside the masterplanned community, a few minutes away from your home. The sprawling Clubhouse features sports facilities while fun is delivered at your doorstep via the garden trails and brick-layered pathways.

Community life hasn’t been this great, from learning to playing, and its many in-betweens, Camella at The Islands creates a lifetime of happy memories for the whole family. Camella Sierra Metro East in Antipolo What used to be a nature’s wilderness of mountains and valleys is now the setting of Camella’s newest residential development haven east of Manila. Tucked away along the tree-lined M.L. Quezon Avenue, in the crossroads of Antipolo and Teresa in Rizal, and only 25 minutes from Ortigas CBD, this higly accessible, secure, and well-designed 8-hectare development features a lush expanse of green, bamboo groves and a natural pond. Camella’s landscape architects will not only preserve the natural contour of the land’s terrain, but will provide residents with landscaped areas showcasing hundred-year old trees surrounded by uphill and downhill Mediterranean-styled homes, creating an enchanting, nature-inspired, sustainable, flood free community. Camella’s Five-Point

Advantage Camella, which has been on the Reader’s Digest’s list of “Asia’s Most Trusted Brands” three years in a row, maintains what it calls its “five pillars” to keep its leadership position in the housing industry. 1.

Camella’s Five-Point Advantage
Camella, which has been on the Reader’s Digest’s list of “Asia’s Most Trusted Brands” three years in a row, maintains what it calls its “five pillars” to keep its leadership position in the housing industry.
1. Excellent Location
Camella only chooses property sites near schools, hospitals and medical centers, places of worship, shopping malls and leisure centers, government institutions, transportation hubs and main access roads.
2. Convenient
When Camella builds, it builds for its residents’ upgraded lifestyle; thus, the modern facilities and friendly amenities – an impressive grand entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool, basketball court, playground, jogging paths, and landscaped parks and gardens.
3. Safe and Secure
Camella guarantees its homeowners' safety with exquisitely designed guarded entrance gates equipped with CCTV, as well as high perimeter fences, and round-the-clock roving security guards. These security features allow families to feel safe in their own homes – as should always be the case – and enjoy worry-free lives every single day, making their homes and community safe havens and comfortable escapes from the stresses and fears of city living.
4. Wise Investment
Every Camella home is a landmark of quality and a product of modern technology, built to appreciate in value over time. As more communities are developed, the land value likewise increases, propelling your home investment to profit.
5. Affordable and value-for-money
Owning your home is easy through flexible financing schemes and payment options. The money used to pay for rent can now be invested in your own dream home.

The Country’s Biggest Homebuilder Keeps on Building, for You
Camella is the subsidiary catering to the mid-market segment of Vista Land – the country’s premier homebuilder. In close to 38 years, it has built an immense selection of affordable, high-quality homes with world-class settings and exquisitely themed communities across our islands – each one carrying Vista Land’s expertise in space planning, carefully thought out and sustainable architecture, and an innate knack for selecting the most accessible and attractive locations. To date, the group has built close to 300,000 homes and maintains a powerful presence in Mega Manila and 35 other key provincial destinations and 76 cities and municipalities.

For more information about Camella developments, call the Camella hotline at 02-Camella or 226-3552; and our mobile at 0999-886-4341. Keep up with the latest Camella information, news, events and announcements through www.camella.com.ph. Like "Camella Official" on Facebook and follow "@CamellaOfficial" on Twitter.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 One of the world’s biggest culinary affair to be held at SM

 

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The Philippines and Spain share a deep and colorful history and what better way to celebrate these two cultures than through their vibrant and intertwined culinary traditions. This April, the world’s most anticipated epicurean event will celebrate the two countries ’300 years’ worth of shared connection through food in one global event where the world’s top chefs showcase culinary innovations and cutting-edge techniques, ingredients and recipes taking food and dining to the next level. If one wants to see the “future of food,” this is the place to be in.

SM as the official partner of Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

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SM plays host to this historic affair and welcomes Madrid Fusion as it comes to Asia for the first time and puts Manila at the heart of culinary interest worldwide. Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 happening on April 24 to 26 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City highlights the Philippines as an haute cuisine destination in Asia. And a Welcome Night at the scenic SM By the Bay for the official delegates are sure to put everyone in a good mood during the first day of the congress on April 24 where this time, it’s all about the best of Philippine food, art, and culture.

“SM is proud to be the venue of the historic Madrid Fusion Manila. We believe that one of the Philippines’ best-kept secrets is our rich culinary heritage,” expressed Steven Tan, SM Supermalls senior vice-president. “We also want to bring the excitement of Madrid Fusion, particularly Spain’s strong influence in our food and culture, to our mall-goers by taking these culinary festivities to our malls.” To help create national awareness for this cultural milestone, the official Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 TV commercial is being aired in all SM Cinemas nationwide.

Michelin-starred chefs to gather at SMX

Set to captivate Manila with their culinary virtuoso are Spain and Asia’s legendary chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Elena Arzak, Quique Dacosta, Ramón Freixa, Francis Paniego, Paco Roncero, Mario Sandoval, Paco Torreblanca, André Chiang, and Alvin Leung. Presenting the Philippines’ own diverse and imaginative epicurean traditions are chefs Fernando Aracama, Margarita Forés, J Gamboa, José Luis “Chele" Gonzalez, Pepe Lopez, Rob Pengson, Bruce Ricketts, Myrna Dizon, Claude Tayag, and Juan Carlos de Terry. Taking centerstage at the congress will be this exciting encounter between Spain’s legendary Michelin-starred chefs and the Philippines’ very own culinary stars. A trade exhibition will focus on the finest Spanish and Filipino products from Spanish wines and cheeses, to the Philippines’ world-class exports such as rice, cacao, coffee, mango, coconut, and liquors.

Gourmet weekend market

A feast of everything delectably Filipino-Spanish shall delight foodies at the Gourmet Weekend Market from April 24 to 26 at SM Mall of Asia. A premium selection of cheese, tapas, wine, ingredients, local finds and special bundles shall be made available in partnership with SM Markets (SM Supermarket and Hypermarket).

Spanish food specials

New food concepts that reflect culinary innovation and technique will be available only this April at select SM Mall of Asia restaurants where special dishes with Spanish influence or cooked with the finest local produce, ingredients and flavors are sure to bring out your inner foodie. Savory goodness awaits mall-goers of SM Aura Premier which shall host its own Spanish-themed fiesta with music, dancing, food and drinks on April 26 at the Sky Park lawn. While on April 24 to 26, irresistible dining deals await all food lovers at SM Megamall’s flagship and first-in-the-country dining destinations and the newly-opened Mega Food Hall.

For the complete schedule of events at SM malls, visit SM Supermalls on Facebook or @smsupermalls on Instagram. For more information on how to register for Madrid Fusion Manila 2015, visit www.madridfusionmanila.com.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

40,000 Barangay Nutrition Scholars Convene in 3rd National Conference

 

 

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NNC-DOH cites good practices, provides updates and skills development

They are not superheroes, but they are the ticket to well-nourished Filipinos in the barangays all over the country. They are the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS).

BNS are the frontliners in providing basic health and nutrition services in the communities. Once again, almost 4,000 BNSs across the archipelago are set to meet in a biennial national conference hosted by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) of the Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the LuzViMin BNS Federation, Inc.

The biennial 3rd National Conference of Barangay Nutrition Scholars will have four sub-conferences for the entire month of April. The first event gets off the ground at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila in Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City on 7 -8 April for the National Capital Region and Southern Luzon Regions (CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Bicol). The Northern Luzon sub-conference (BNSs from Regions 1, 2 and 3 and Cordillera Administrative Region) will convene at the Vigan Convention Center in Vigan City on 15-16 April; the Visayas sub-conference (BNSs from Regions 6, 7 and 8) will gather at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel on 22-23 April; while the Mindanao cluster (BNSs from Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, CARAGA and ARMM) will have their conference at the KCC Convention and Events Center in General Santos City on 28-29 April.

This year’s theme – “BNS: Bigay Todo sa Nutrisyon at Serbisyo!” of the national conference underscores the role of BNSs in the delivery of nutrition and related services to improve the nutritional status of families in the barangays.

Moreover, it aims to continuously update and empower BNSs towards addressing malnutrition and ending hunger; update the BNSs on current nutrition and program developments; and, enhance their skills in improving their performance as BNS. The conference will also serve as a venue for BNSs to convene into a general assembly to discuss various concerns of the national federation.

Topics during the two-day conference include the Updated Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2015-2016; the results of the review of the BNS program which will give recommendations for the amendment of PD 1569 or “Strengthening the Barangay Nutrition Program by providing for a Barangay Nutrition Scholar in every barangay” legislated in 1978; the latest nutrition education strategies and tools to promote healthier diets such as the “Pinggang Pinoy”: Healthy Food Plate for Filipino Adults; and the “10 Kumainments”, the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF). A discussion on the plans for the celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month in July is also included to prepare the BNS for this nationwide annual nutrition campaign.

Highlights of the conference include the launching of the BNS Handbook which serves as a guide for BNSs in their performance as BNS. Likewise, the 2012 and 2013 National Outstanding BNSs will share their good practices that made them win the award to inspire other BNSs to work better and replicate the good practices in their communities.

Notable personalities such as Senators Bam Aquino and Cynthia Villar, and Assistant Secretary of Health and NNC Executive Director Maria-Bernardita Flores will be in the event to give inspirational messages as keynote speakers.

Currently, there are more than 40,000 BNS all over the country. The BNS program is mandated by Presidential Decree No. 1569 and a key strategy of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition. The BNS Program is administered by the National Nutrition Council and implemented by local government units.

For more information, write or call the NATIONAL NUTRITION COUNCIL, 2332 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Taguig City. Tel. Nos. 843.0142; 843.1337; 843.5824; Fax No. 843.5818; Email: info@nnc.gov.ph or visit http://www.nnc.gov.ph and www.facebook.com/nncofficial. Twitter @NNC_official.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sunny Side Up Bazaar at Rockwell Tent Extended till Next Weekend

 

                                           

On April 11 and 12, the Rockwell Tent in Makati City will play host to the first ever Sunny Side Up Bazaar – a weekend dedicated to showcasing the side of Metro Manila that breeds excitement and potential. The    two days will feature a    powerful collection of merchants offering a wide variety of products and edible    treats, a host of interesting workshops, and a screening of the Philippines’ first ever surf film - Archipelago Composed of six individuals with expertise in the fields of events, marketing, media,    sales, and public relations, Curated Goodness PH was formed with the intention to expose the Metro Manila public to the plethora of unique offerings that local businesses offer.  
At the moment, the group is well underway in completing the collection of  80 booths, and the host of    workshops that will be present on the weekend of April 11 and 12. So far, merchants range from apparel, footwear, accessories, arts and crafts, and specialty items, to food vendors that provide a wide variety of unique snacks, refreshments, and full meals. On top of the intriguing workshops lined up, a screening of the Philippines’ first ever surf film, Archipelago, will be held in the venue.

Juan Brew, which provides a craft beer brewing kit; Manila Sole, which recycles used tires to create stylish shoes; Current Swell, boasting premium locally-sourced coffee; Fledge Clothing, an expert in stylish men’s clothing and accessories; Lagu, an internationally acclaimed beach-friendly beach-blanket. These are just a    few of the intriguing collection of brands that will be present for the Sunny Side Up Bazaar in April.
We look forward to seeing you on April 11 and 12 at  Rockwell Tent, as Curated Goodness PH showcases the sunnier side of Metro Manila with the Sunny Side Up Bazaar!

Check them online:
www.facebook.com/curatedgoodnessph

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Inspiring talk by World renowned Humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Secrets to Inner Strength and Happiness

 

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He travels to nearly 40 countries a year and has started programs and organizations that have touched the lives of over 300 million people in over 150 countries and on the 8th of April 2015, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, one of the world’s icons for human values and peace, will be visiting the Philippines, to inspire the public for one night only with his globally recognized wisdom.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar believes that a peaceful society starts with the peaceful mind of every individual. He started organizations such as “The Art of Living Foundation” to share best practice techniques and ancient Wisdom to help people from all over the world manage their mind and negative emotions - thereby helping them lead healthier and happier lives.

The Art of Living's programs include breathing techniques, Yoga, Meditation and simple yet profound life guiding principles. The core technique known as the Sudarshan Kriya, is a powerful and revitalizing breathing technique scientifically proven to be beneficial for the mind and body. Art of Living’s global website, http://www.artofliving.org, states that “Sudarshan Kriya incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonize the body, mind and emotions,” It has been proven to be very effective in managing stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression.

Founded in 1981, Art of Living Foundation – is now one of the largest international volunteer-based, non-profit, educational, charitable and humanitarian organizations having a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

In the Philippines, the Art of Living has conducted numerous courses and workshops. In 2009, Bienvenido “Donnie” Tantoco, President of Rustan’s Supercenters Inc., was quoted saying, “Once you know proper breathing, it is effortless to be in the present moment. I’m calmer, my mind is more lucid. Basically, I don’t feel so stressed and I have been sleeping better now than I have in years.”

The Art of Living programs benefit all sectors of society – people from all backgrounds and all walks of life have enjoyed the various courses and techniques offered by the foundation. Apart from addressing the stress and negative emotions of the general public, Art of Living also includes

poverty alleviation, women empowerment, environmental sustainability and conflict resolution in their mission.

In the Philippines, the service arm of the Art of Living deploys volunteers and teachers to conduct workshops free of charge to various sectors of society. One such workshop, BeST (Breath & Sound Therapy) is for marginalized, depressed or traumatized people and communities including victims of calamities in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda and Ondoy. The BeST program is effective regardless of the number of participants, making it recognized by other NGO’s as an effective psychosocial remedy to address deep trauma in large communities where one-on-one sessions are impractical and costly.

BeST has been conducted throughout the Philippines from Metro Manila, through Visayas and Mindanao working occasionally with other NGO’s such as the Red Cross and Save the Children. The Service arm has also conducted regular workshops for prisoner rehabilitation in Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City as well as Makati City Jail – over 1000 inmates have been through the program till date.

In light of the recent violence and tragedies that have befallen the nation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s visit complements the national and global call for peace and harmony. “Difficult and unpleasant times come in everyone’s life,” he says, “What is important is to keep the faith intact. On a completely dark night, even a flickering lamp can help you find the way.”

Sri Sri’s visit to Manila marks the end of his Asian Tour where he is expected to inspire thousands of people across Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia.

In Manila on April 8, the public speaking engagement of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

Tickets are available at Php 300 and P100 for Students, seniors, teachers, NGO workers, Gov. Employees. Group rates are also available. For more information about this event as well as courses offered, contact the Art of Living Foundation at 09178400049 09178484898 or (632) 6222-566/63, info@artofliving.org. To learn more or register online visit www.artofliving.org