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Putrajaya: A Window into Malaysia’s Future

March 27, 2012 Category :People and Places 0

I have traveled thrice to the neighboring country of Malaysia, a land that I have truly grown to admire. To many Westerners, Malaysia has historically represented the exotic and the enigmatic. Yet Malaysia is also a country that is vigorously aiming to become a fully developed nation by the year 2020, and no other city could more finely illustrate the country’s prosperous and industrious future than the administrative capital of Putrajaya.

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Prague: Never A Drag

March 26, 2012 Category :People and Places 0

Prague, or Praha to locals, is a city one can easily fall in love with. Here for a symposium on combination antihypertensive therapy, our group of cardiologists readily made this conclusion after staying in this European capital for less than 72 hours. Evidently, Prague still managed to create an impact that would surely last for a long time.

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Dr. Litonjua Recieves award in U.S.

March 17, 2012 Category :People and Places 0

Augusto D. Litonjua, MD, FACE, was presented the International Clinician Award by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at its Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego.

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At War with Diabetes

March 13, 2012 Category :People and Places 0

This former military officer shows that with the right attitude and perseverance, beating down diabetes is no mission impossible.

For someone who has been in the service for several decades, retired sergeant Manolo Gamboa, 64, bears the mark of many battles.

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Cafe Adriatico: Eastern Delight

February 1, 2012 Category :Healthy Recipes| People and Places 0

Looking for a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that has a relaxing ambience? Wanting for a feel of the old times: antiques, woods, paintings and classical music? Then you must try Café Adriatico.

Café Adriatico opened on January 1980. The concept came from its founder, Mr. Larry Cruz, a former journalist. A frequent traveler, Mr. Cruz got the idea from Parisian sidewalks. He named the restaurant after the street where the first branch is on (Adriatico St., Remedios Circle, Malate). The restaurant became a hit through word of mouth. Even showbiz personalities go to this restaurant. It is said that Café Adriatico was the first restaurant to have a café ambience. The Cruz family placed some of their antique collections in the Malate branch.

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Fueled by Optimism

January 30, 2012 Category :People and Places 0

Disease often takes its toll on people, not only on their physique but also their outlook on life. Seeing life in a positive light is difficult, but Rosario Marcelo, 71 years old, is different. Rather than languish over it, she chose rather to live her life fully, despite illnesses and singlehood.

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Chef Carlo Miguel – A Bigger Man

January 25, 2012 Category :People and Places 0

It was a couple of hours away before the restaurant opened. As I ran a bit late, the chef who just guested in Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition and has made a name for himself was already by the bar standing. I came in very anxious and excited at the same time while he talked to the restaurant’s marketing officer. They wrapped up their conversation, and we introduced ourselves to each other. For a moment, there was an awkward silence. I just couldn’t utter a thing when in the back of my head all I could think of was how much he’d changed—very far from the pictures I saw online. It wasn’t just the weight loss. There was something else I could hardly point a finger to. But whatever it was, I liked what I saw and I liked the fact more that I was there to hear his story firsthand.

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Excellence Beyond Imperfection

January 5, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

At nine years old, he weighed 240 pounds— double the weight of a normal Filipino adult of average height. Growing up as an overweight child, Nino Domo was what some would call a cute kid—all cuddly and huggable with his excess weight. But his story proves that being a cute, fat kid has its downside.

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First Joint Replacement Surgery Group in the Philippines

January 4, 2012 Category :People and Places 2

The first orthopedic joint replacement specialty group, dedicated to doing total joint replacement surgeries in the Philippines, recently opened their main clinic at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Called the Advanced Orthopedics for Joint Replacement, the premiere medical group composed of internationally trained joint reconstruction specialists has the highest combined experience in successful joint replacement surgery in the Philippines. Advanced Orthopedics for Joint Replacement (AOJR) was established to address and offer the best possible care to patients with arthritis and various other joint conditions.

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A Love Affair with Pilates

December 28, 2011 Category :Fitness| People and Places 0

Her name rings a bell in a number of fields—acting, modeling, hosting, even politics. She belongs, after all, to an illustrious political clan and was for a time involved in show business. These twin connections have thrust her into the limelight, something she has reaped immeasurable benefits from.

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