Feb 15, 2017

Dermcare: Beauty that Cares

Channeling your beauty to radiate does not come overnight, your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center, that understands your needs. A center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo. 

For two decades, Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences.

Dermcare have been like a second home to their clients as the center treats each customer as part of their family. The care that Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keeps coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circle can experience the care and passion that only Dermcare can give.

Pag-IBIG Recognizes Dermcare’s contribution to the community

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card recently awarded Dermcare the “Loyalty Cardholder’s Favorite Partner” which equated to the number of cardholders who had the privilege to enjoy discounts at Dermcare branches nationwide. 

Pag-IBIG Fund launched its Pag-IBIG Loyalty card Program in the year 2014. The program aims to extend the benefits given by Pag-ibig Fund to its members not just thru short term and housing loans but also to give them additional privilege in other necessities. Dermcare has been a Partner of Pag-IBIG Loyalty card since then.

Dermcare has served the Pag-IBIG members nationwide thru its more than 80 branches.  In 2016 alone, Dermcare has already extended an accumulated amount of more than P500,000 worth of discounts to around 2,000 Pag-IBIG Loyalty card members  who enjoyed up to 50% discount of Dermcare services and products.

Dermcare New Logo, New Face

Dermcare's new logo embodies the care-centric ideals that they have at present. The flowers represent Dermcare’s growing clientele and how it has captured their hearts that eventually earned the trust of the public. 

In line with the new logo, Dermcare also launches the face of Dermcare - Ms. Nina Robertson, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities 2015. Nina embodies all the qualities that represent Dermcare, vibrant and full of energy!

True to its mission, Dermcare desires to foster care to its numerous clients by providing top-quality skin, hair and wellness services, as well as encompass the years of remarkable love and care for their customers.
Visit your nearest Dermcare branch today. For more information, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare.

Feb 13, 2017

Grammys 2017 Winners List: Adele bags major awards- Beyonce video

The women rule in what could be considered as the most memorable musical awards night filled with jaw dropping performances and emotions.

Majestic and a goddess- Beyonce took the stage by storm (photo credit Cosmopolitan)

This year’s Grammy Awards features a new host from the “The Late Late Show” comedian James Corden and the spotlight is on two powerful women in the music industry Adele and Beyonce. There is an obvious imminent showdown between these two women in a face-off for the top 3 categories- song, record and album of the year grammy awards. 

James Corden injected a comedic relief all throughout the show (photo credit- E! Online)

Beyonce appears as a goddess oozing with femininity in ethereal stage performance that leaves the audience breathless. Beyonce, perfectly nailed it and is now media’s ultimate homage to motherhood. On the other hand, Adele showed her human side including flaws in genuine dramatic performances.

Beyonce rendered an amazing performance on stage singing “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from album Lemonade. Towards the end of this production number, Beyonce directly looked into the TV cam and shared this message to all women “if we’re going to heal, let it be glorious.”

Adele opens the night with her hit song “Hello” although a bit shaky at first but she managed to show her vocal prowess. Her tribute to George Michael started quite awkward that she requested to stop singing while blurting out curses over the microphone but apologizes afterwards. She later requested to start all over again and controlled her emotions while singing her own mellow version of George Michael’s “Fast Love”. The audience loved it and applauded her.


There are a total of 84 Grammys to be given but the 75 grammy awards were handed before the TV coverage began.
Before the Grammy Awards night live telecast started, Adele managed to take home two awards- best pop solo performance for her song “Hello” and best pop vocal album for “25”. While pregnant ‘goddess’ Beyonce took home the best music video award for the song “Formation”. 

Adele got all 3 major Grammy Awards- song, record and album of the year (photo credit-USA Today)

59th Grammy Awards 2017 Complete List of Winners (nominees) (major awards)

Album of the Year
25 by Adele – WINNER
Lemonade by Beyoncé
Purpose by Justin Bieber
Views by Drake
Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson

Record of the Year
Hello by Adele – WINNER
Formation by Beyoncé
7 Years by Lukas Graham
Work by Rihanna
Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots

Song of the Year
Formation by Beyoncé
Hello by Adele – WINNER
I Took a Pill in Ibiza by Mike Posner
Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
7 Years by Lukas Graham

Best Rap Album
Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper –– WINNER
And The Anonymous Nobody by De La Soul
Major Key by DJ Khaled
Views by Drake
Blank Face LP by Schoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo by Kanye West

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Lemonade by Beyonce – WINNER
Ology by Gallant
We Are King by King
Malibu by Anderson Paak
Anti by Rihanna

Best Country Solo Performance
Love Can Go To Hell by Brandy Clark
Vice by Miranda Lambert
My Church by Maren Morris – WINNER
Church Bells by Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain’t Your Color by Keith Urban

Best Rock Song
Blackstar by David Bowie – WINNER
Burn the Witch by Radiohead
Hardwired by Metallica
Heathens by Twenty One Pilots
My Name Is Human by Highly Suspect

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
7 Years by Lukas Graham
Work by Rihanna
Cheap Thrills by Sia featuring Sean Paul
Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots – WINNER

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper – WINNER
Maren Morris
Anderson Paak

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele for 25 – WINNER
Justin Bieber for Purpose
Ariana Grande for Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato for Confident
Sia for This Is Acting

Best Pop Solo Performance
Hello by Adele – WINNER
Hold Up by Beyoncé
Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
Piece By Piece (Idol Version) by Kelly Clarkson
Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

Best R&B Performance
BJ The Chicago Kid for Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James for Permission
Musiq Soulchild for I Do
Rihanna for Needed Me
Solange for Cranes In the Sky – WINNER

Best R&B Song
Party Next Door featuring Drake for Come See Me
Bryson Tiller for Exchange
Rihanna for Kiss It Better
Maxwell for Lake By the Ocean – WINNER
Tory Lanez for Luv

Best Rap Performance
Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz for No Problem – WINNER
Desiigner for Panda
Drake featuring the Throne for Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared for All the Way Up
Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West for That Part

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Drake for Hotline Bling – WINNER
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar for Freedom
DRAM featuring Lil Yachty for Broccoli
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream for Ultralight Beam
Kanye West featuring Rihanna for Famous

Best Rap Song
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared for All The Way Up
Kanye West featuring Rihanna for Famous
Drake for Hotline Bling – WINNER
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz for No Problem
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream for Ultralight Beam

Best Rap Album
Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper- WINNER
And The Anonymous Nobody by De La Soul
Major Key by DJ Khaled
Views by Drake
Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q
The Life Of Pablo by Kanye West

Best R&B Album
BJ The Chicago Kid for In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway for Lalah Hathaway Live – WINNER
Terrace Martin for Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition for Healing Season
Mya for Smoove Jones

Best Metal Performance
Baroness for Shock Me
Silvera for Gojira
Korn for Rotting In Vain
Megadeth for Dystopia – WINNER
Periphery for The Price is Wrong

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes for Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White for Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie for Blackstar – WINNER
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Best Dance Recording
Tearing Me Up by Bob Moses
Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers – WINNER
Never Be Like You by Flume
Rinse and Repeat by Riton
Drinkee by Sofi Tukker

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Skin by Flume – WINNER
Electronica 1: The Time Machine by Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch by Tycho
Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future by Underworld

Best Music Video
Beyonce for Formation – WINNER
Leon Bridges for River
Coldplay for Up and Up
Jamie xx for Gosh
OK Go for Upside Down and Inside Out

Best Country Solo Performance
My Church by Maren Morris- WINNER
Love Can Go To Hell by Brandy Clark
Vice by Miranda Lambert
Church Bells by Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain't Your Color by Keith Urban

Best Country Song
Blue Ain’t Your Color by Keith Urban
Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw – WINNER
My Church by Maren Morris
Vice by Miranda Lambert

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King for Different For Girls
Brothers Osborne for 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney and Pink for Setting the World On Fire
Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton for Jolene – WINNER
Chris Young with Cassadee Pope for Think of You

Best Country Album
A Sailor's Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson- WINNER
Big Day In A Small Town by Brandy Clark
Full Circle by Loretta Lynn
Hero by Maren Morris
Ripcord by Keith Urban

Best New Age Album
White Sun II by White Sun- WINNER
Orogen by John Burke
Dark Sky Island by Enya
Inner Passion by Peter Kater & Tina Guo
Rosetta by Vangelis

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley by Ziggy Marley- WINNER
Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae For Her by Devin Di Dakta & J.L
Rose Petals by J Boog
Everlasting by Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place by Rebelution
SOJA: Live In Virginia by SOJA

Feb 6, 2017

2017 IOT Summit Philippines: Connecting the Country via Smart Technology

With the advances in technology, major tech companies including start-ups are now considering IoT strategies in order to compete and thrive in this technologically driven world.

This is the perfect time to introduce and integrate the advancement of this revolutionary technology in the Philippines since our country is considered as the texting and social media capital of the world.

According to several studies, statistically speaking Filipinos are utilizing social media platforms in an average of 53 hours per week, which is 11 hours more than the global average usage of just 42 hours. 

It goes to show that more Filipinos are relying and using their mobile devices and gadgets to connect and interact with the rest of the world. There is a huge market in the Philippines that can benefit from introducing the latest innovations when it comes to technology.

Almost everything is getting connected through the internet and according to statistics, there are 38 million Filipinos internet users, communicating with each other and sharing information. 

Soon, almost everything will be connected such as cities, home, cars, traffic light, appliances and many more. The number of connected devices is expected to hit 50 billion by 2020 so it is important that any business takes the lead in employing the necessary solutions to facilitate this transition, no wonder, Internet of Things is considered to be the “NEXT BIG THING “ in the world of technology and innovation. 

Ms. Elaine Cedillo, (outmost left)  during last year’s opening of the IoT Summit Philippines together with Ms. Emmylou Delfin of DOST-ICTO, Ms. Dara EverJuan of PLDT Innolab and Mike Tagorda of Millennia Suites

On March 3-5, 2017, the 2nd Internet of Things Summit Philippines will be held at the Megatrade Halls 2 and 3, Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City Philippines.

The event will feature an exhibit of different applications, gadgets and technologies related to Internet of Things. The event also aims to create an avenue for the audience to appreciate the technology, bridging in the gaps and helping the Internet of things to unleash its full potential through various medium.

The IOT Summit Philippines is a great avenue to learn more about IoT and how it can be fully integrated into any business, company or organization.

IoT Summit Conference with distinguish speakers experts in their field

The IoT Summit Philippines 2017 will be having a conference that will discuss the following topics:

  • Clearing the Hurdles of IoT adaptation
  • Smart Technology for Smart Cities
  • Benefit of IoT in the consumer appliance space 
  •  Smart Banking
  • Industrial IoT
  • Agriculture IoT
  • Wearables
  •  Emerging trends in Healthcare
  •   Enterprise IoT
  •  Security of Things in IoT
  • The role of AR and VR to the developers
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data and a lot more

SPEAKER PROFILE : Listen to Reekoh's Co-Founder, Dale Rankin as he shares how to clear the hurdles in IoT Adaptation

Objectives of 2017 Internet of Things Summit Philippines

Enterprises have been tossing with innovations dealing with big data, the cloud, mobility and social networking. Yet the Internet of Things - connected, data-gathering devices embedded in everyday object - is more than just another wave.

  • Business executives and technology managers need to comprehend the benefits of updated technology and open their minds to the possibilities of IoT for their organization. 
  • Introduce the IoT ecosystem consisting of hardware, software and cloud providers.
  • Drive revenue opportunities and solving business problems across multiple industries and in nearly all business functional areas

  • Unleash the power of IoT through cloud, big data and analytics

  • For technology and business decision makers to evaluate IoT and its impact on their businesses

  • To prepare the Tech and Start up community for 2020, where most devices will be connected to the internet and expected to exceed 40 Billion and we want to get started

  •  Train and educate the students and professionals through IoT Bootcamp and Hardware Challenge

  • Raise the profile of the Philippines among Southeast Asia as a country that is ready for the Internet of Things

Other than the Conference, there will be exhibition, product demonstration and cool gadgets/electronic items on sale. 

IoT Summit Philippines will have some interactive activities that everyone can enjoy to understand more about Internet of things applications and solutions.

There will also be different iot workshops during the 3-day event, 
such as:

  • Robotics for Kids and Adults
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

  • 4D technology

  •  IoT Hackathon

  • Hebocon Challenge

A robot sumo-wrestling tournament for those who do not have the technical skills to create robots would be an exciting activity. The robots that will be used for the wrestling match are actually made of recyclable materials that originated in Japan.  

An example of a Crappy Robot during Hebocon. Photo courtesy of engadget.

The IoT Summit Philippines 2017 is organized by Redwizard Events Management with EConnext Ideas + Media and presented by Unionbank of the Philippines in partnership with 2NT Cambodia, Concepcion Industries Corporation and Millenia Suites. 

This is also in collaboration with Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium (PIOEC) and supported by Google Developers Group, VR Philippines, Philrobotics, Mobily IT 4 Youth, Infinite Digital Solutions. and IoT Incorporated. While Microsoft Philippines, PLDT Innolab, e-Gizmo Mechatronix , Thinklab are the IoT Bootcamp partners  and ABS-CBN News Channel, WheninManila.com, Geekypinas  and Hubnob.TV as media partners.

For complete details of topics, program, exhibit and activities for the 2017 IOT SUMMIT PHILIPPINES click here:  

If you want to know more about the event or be an exhibitor, you may visit their website at  http://iotsummitph.com/ or like them on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/iotsummitph  or follow them on twitter @iotsummitph. 

You may also email them at events@iotsummitph.com  or call 218 9023, 0917 9048777 and 0920 9734926.

General Admission is P100 while the students will get a 50% discount just present the ID at the registration booth. For a limited free one day exhibit hall pass, pre-register here :  https://goo.gl/sUpHJV

Get ready and be informed, Internet of things is real and it’s happening everywhere.