GAOC trains with the world’s best

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Expert dentists of the Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC), one of the best dental clinics in Southeast Asia, participated in the prestigious 2018 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) in Los Angeles, California.

World-renowned international speakers, specialists, leading general practitioners, lab technicians and dental hygienists attended the conference, sharing knowledge and latest information in the expanding field of osseointegration.

Each year, GAOC makes sure that their dentists undergo extensive training here and abroad, to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in the field of dentistry.

GAOC, founded by CEO Dr. Steve Mark Gan, continuously strives to raise the standards of the dental practice in the Philippines. It cultivates a culture of excellence where patients are considered valued partners, and offers an extensive range of first class services from oral surgery and periodontics, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics and general dentistry to cosmetic and laser dentistry.

For Dr. Gan, an active member of the American Society of Osseointegration and the American College of Oral Implantology; former chair and member of the Board of Dentistry, Philippine Regulation Commission, and a recognized trailblazer in dental implant surgery in the Philippines, participation in the AO annual meeting is part of GAOC’s commitment to continuous learning by keeping abreast of the latest global trends and technologies to raise the standards in local dental practice.

“At GAOC, we believe that the best way to enhance our dental services is by participating in international conferences such as the AO annual meeting”, says Dr. Gan. “By keeping up to date with current trends and international best practices and through interactions with colleagues from around the world, we aim to bring Philippine dentistry to world-class standards”.

GAOC has ten state-of-the-art clinics to date, run by a team of dental specialists and equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities available.

For more information and appointment, visit http://www.gaocdental.com, follow and like GAOC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @gaocdental.com.

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Filinvest Mimosa+ drives growth momentum in the north

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As it breathes new life to Clark, Pampanga, Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City has been changing and invigorating the business and leisure landscape in the north with a progressive redevelopment masterplan. Integral to this plan is its 3.6-hectare sustainable office campus—dubbed Workplus—set amidst lush greeneries that is conducive for both work and wellness.

Being at the forefront of Filinvest Mimosa+’s vision to elevate the business industry in Clark, six office buildings are set to rise in Workplus within the next six years. Currently, two office buildings—called 1 Workplus and 2 Workplus—are already complete and ready to welcome corporations that are looking to expand their business in Central Luzon. This is another proof of the dynamism that Filinvest has been injecting into the Mimosa+ estate.

“With the opening of Workplus, we aim to not only bring in more business to Clark, but to also help increase employment in Pampanga,” notes Filinvest Cyberzone’s first vice president Janette Cordero.

With a total gross floor area of over 110,000 square meters and total gross leasable area of approximately 100,000 square meters, all Workplus buildings come equipped with fibre optic facilities that are best suited for business process outsourcing (BPO), information technology (IT), and knowledge-based companies, with ample surface and podium parking areas available. Furthermore, each structure strictly follows the green building guidelines of Clark Development Corporation to promote corporate social responsibility and true green living.

Also of particular note is how the office campus is filled with full grown Acacia trees and rich flora. Cognizant of this, Filinvest Mimosa+ collaborated with renowned designer firm H1 Architecture to devise an office campus master plan that is conscious of the natural landscape, where the positioning of the buildings, for example, was carefully composed in such a way that it moves around and blends with the trees. This creates a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that seamlessly integrates the landscape with the buildings’ architectural design.

Moreover, the building design features a “glass belt”—reflecting the landscape surrounding it from the outside—that breaks the volume and creates a sense of individuality in each of the buildings.

Other factors that set Workplus apart are the leisure destinations within Filinvest Mimosa+—the Quest Hotel and Conference Center-Clark, which is currently undergoing renovations to better serve both short- and long-staying guests, and the 150-hectare Mimosa Golf Course, which is the centerpiece that draws a steady stream of guests to the estate.

Filinvest Mimosa+ takes pride in a 201-hectare expanse of lush landscaping with an abundance of mature trees. Awarded with a long-term 50-year lease, the Filinvest Group continues to fulfill its plans of redeveloping the estate as it takes into account four major components: leisure, business, residential, and nature. In addition to the office campus, its vision includes a lifestyle mall and an al fresco retail strip, which will soon be home to various boutiques and unique dining concepts. Then, there’s the Events Grounds and an Events Pavillion for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and events) and a residential phase that will offer the most beautiful countryside living spaces.

With all these dynamic developments, together with the recent uptick in BPO property demand, Workplus in Filinvest Mimosa+ is well-poised to lead the growth charge in the north, anchored on the vision set forth by the Filinvest Group: an integrated, balanced, and eco-centric masterplanned community.

 

Dive into an amazing early summer adventure with TechnoMarine

 

Summer is the best time to frolic at the beach, spend some leisure time under the sun, explore the wonders of the sea or travel to new and amazing destinations. Keep track of your wild summer exploits with a watch from the TechnoMarine’s Cruise Night Vision collection.

The perfect watch for deep and dynamic adventures, the Cruise Night Vision is skillfully crafted for any activity in both land and sea. It has a super luminous feature on its indices and hands to allow the wearer to tell the time even underwater.

Water resistant for up to 200meters, it is suitable for various underwater escapades including recreational scuba diving.

The Cruise Night Vision is stylish and easy to wear. Defined by bold and vibrant colors, thetimepiece has silicone straps, metal dial and a secure buckle clasp. It comes ina sleek 46mm stainless steelcase with silicone cover.

Surely, with TechnoMarine, you can enjoy an early summer filled with wild, fun, and exciting adventures.

For more information, visit https://www.technomarine.com/ or visit TechnoMarine stores in Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, TriNoma, SM North Edsa.

Celebrating World Sleep Month with an ultimate slumber party

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In celebration of World Sleep Month, society personalities and philanthropists Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga partnered with Uratex, maker of Premium mattresses, for a fun and exciting slumber party at the Prieto-Valdes residence in North Forbes Park, Makati City.

The slumber party was attended by the hostesses’ closest friends, successful people in search of exceptional comfort in mattresses for superior sleep.

Uratex CEO and president and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awardee for the Philippines Natividad “Naty” Cheng and daughters Pinky Rosagas, Uratex finance director, and Peachy Medina, managing director, graced the event. Also present were Uratex executive vice president Eddie Gallor, corporate sales director Dindo Medina and marketing director Cherry Tan.

Guests included Agile Zamora, Ana de Ocampo, Ann Ong, Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Dette Aquino-Tan, Fe Rodriguez, Ian Galliguez, May Rojas, Michelle Tiangco, Rajo Laurel, Sheryl Songsong, Tessa Alindogan and Tina Cuevas.

Joining the fun were well-known media personalities Pepper Teehankee, Ces Drilon, Mia Borromeo, Yvette Fernandez and Ailene Co.

 

Guests were able to try for themselves Uratex’s luxurious line of mattresses like Premium Touch, Senso Memory and Orthocare that are made of premium materials using the latest sleep-science technology that makes Uratex Premium Mattresses exceptional. Also on display were pillows that matched the mattresses.

 

Filled with fun and exciting activities, the slumber party aimed to stress the importance of sleep for a person’s health and well-being.

 

For more information, visit https://www.uratex.com.ph/.

Plotaverse Mobile App Review

Have you heard about still motion pictures?

Yes! You heard it right. It’s a still photo with some parts having a motion in it.

There are certain professional photography apps which can do it but now they’re introducing a simple way to how to do it with just a few clicks away.

I am an android phone user and since I heard the news about this new app I gave it a try.

It’s called ‘Plotaverse’. It is available on googlr play store and on apple store as well. And it’s for free as of the moment.

There are still few bugs when I first download it such as it took forever to load your video.

First, I selected a photo which I think, cool to have motions in it such as a photo with running water. Then, I load it to its work area which I’ve mention earlier took too long to load. Afterwards, you select directions on where you want the motion in your photo be. It’s in the animate tab. Then you might wanna mask the area/s you dont want the motion to be in.

There is a play button so you can see if you masked it correctly, it’s kinda hard to do that actually and the play button is lagging most of the times. When you’re finished you will just export it and voila you have a still motion photo which you can upload in social media sites such as instagram. But they are also developing this platform in a social media manner as you can also post your work here in this plotaverse app.

Your creativity and eye for beauty will surely shine in this mobile app. And I guess this will be the future of photos. Maybe!

Here’s how I did on my first try:

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 Finalists and Early Favorites

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The final call back for the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 happened last Feb. 25, 2018 at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas Manila. Hundreds of fit and sexy males and females who were shortlisted for the call back came but only 40 will be selected. The judges on that day includes volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez, Superbod Sara Polvirini and funny guy Nico Bolsico. There are 2 categories, the Category A which is the ‘Superbods’, composes of men and women ages from 18-37 years old. And the newest addition, the category B which is the “Ageless” ranging from 38-50 years old. Yes! you read it right, 50! Because fit and sexy knows no age.

Here are the list of qualified finalists for the ‘Superbods’ category:

MALE

  1. Arnold Van Opstal – 26yo – 6’1″
  2. Angelo Cacciatore – 29yo -5’8″
  3. Jule Aquino – 25yo -5’9.6″
  4. Sandro Roman – 25 yo – 5’7.2″
  5. Elcid Camacho – 26yo -5’10”
  6. Anthony Wahl -30yo – 6′
  7. Farzam Nasirian – 28yo – 5’11”
  8. Denver Hernandez – 23yo – 5’9″
  9. Tommy Tiangco – 21yo – 6′
  10. Tony De Oteyza – 20yo – 6′

FEMALE

  1. Maureen Montagne – 24yo – 5’6
  2. Bella Ysmael – 21yo – 5’6
  3. Faith Garcia – 24yo – 5’5.6″
  4. Queenie Rehman – 29yo – 5’7″
  5. Amanda Villanueva – 25yo – 5’4
  6. Weizel Gulfan – 29yo – 5’4
  7. Mariah Nilo – 21yo -5’6
  8. Christine Balaguer – 28yo -5’6
  9. Kim Ross Williams – 27yo – 5’10
  10. Joanna Toledo – 24yo – 5’4.4″

Here are the list for the Ageless category:

MALE

  1. Marc Dungo – 48yo – 5’9
  2. Albert Adrales – 38yo – 5’11
  3. Jerome Salvado – 39yo – 6’2″
  4. Manny Apilado -48yo – 5’6
  5. Jude Yap – 50yo – 5’7.5”
  6. Grech Go – 39yo – 5’11
  7. Rob Geronimo – 38yo – 5’11
  8. Ari Simangan – 39yo – 5’8
  9. Manu Reyes – 38yo – 5’7
  10. Johann Ludovica – 42yo – 5’6.5

FEMALE

  1. Angel Jones -39yo -5’3
  2. Glenda Bayona – 41yo – 5’6
  3. Lois Hunter – 38yo – 5’4
  4. Margaret Chua Lao – 42yo – 5’5
  5. Anna Cope -49yo – 5’4
  6. Mica Fuentes – 39yo – 5’5
  7. Maricel Cruz – 49yo – 5’4
  8. Elisse Camarillo 42yo – 5’3
  9. Romela Nacar – 43yo – 5’8
  10. Michelle Garcia – 50yo – 5’2

Of course, in any competition there are front runners and early favorites. So I uploaded their photos in my page: www.facebook.com/aldregallenphotography to find out who among them wows the crowd.

So here are some early favorites:

Denver Hernandez. Fil-Italian from Malvar Batangas, he is no stranger to competition as he is Mr. Republika ng Pilipinas 2016.

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Angel Jones. She must be a familiar face to you guys, coz she is Tony Labrusca’s mom.

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Joanna Toledo. A model and joined several pageants such as the Miss Earth.

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Christine Balaguer. Being a deaf-mute doesn’t stop her, she is truly a fit-spiration.

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Alexandra Faith Garcia. She joined Bb. Pilipinas last 2016, now she is trying her luck to be this year’s Superbod!

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Angelo Cacciatore. He’s a familiar face because you can see him on a lot of commercials.

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Dr. Albert Adrales. A dermatologist by profession and a true blood Superbods Ageless.

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Bella Ysmael. Don’t know much about her but I know the fact that she is currently studying at De La Salle University.

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Tommy Tiangco. He is Mr. Fitspiration Philippines Youth.

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Queenie Rehman. You might know her as she is Miss World Philippines 2012.

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Kim Ross Delos Santos. she is a model and almost joined Bb. Pilipinas 2016 but got controversial after she’s been disqualified but now she’s on her way to becoming Century Tuna’s Superbod.

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Antonio Marc Dungo. he is a fitness professional and maybe better known as the guy in the Likas Papaya ad way back.

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Arnold Van Opstal. a Filipino-German professional basketball player for the GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association.

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Mica Fuentes. A make-up diva which is why there is no denying that she got a very beautiful face.

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Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 finals night will be held at Cove Manila on April 12, 2018. See you there!