LG Electronics Gives Priceless Hope in Mindanao

These brave children serve as our inspiration. We hope that through our small gesture, we are able to enhance their quality of life” -Inkwun Heo, LG Electronics Philippines Managing Director

After a series of medical missions for families in Koronadal, Digos, and Butuan in early March, LG Electronics keeps its tradition of giving back to the community with PhP 3,000,000 worth of  LG products donated to the House of Hope in Davao during their visit, March 28, 2019.

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“These brave children serve as our inspiration. We hope that through our small gesture, we are able to enhance their quality of life.” – Inkwun Heo, LG Electronics Philippines Managing Director

“LG remains committed in creating social impact and being agents for change. These brave children serve as our inspiration. We hope that through our small gesture, we are able to enhance their quality of life” LG Electronics Philippines Managing Director Inkwun Heo said.

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Giving back to the community has always been the heart of LG’s core values

 

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LG Electronics Philippines managing director Mr. Inkwun Heo officially handed over to Dr. Mae Concepcion Dolendo, program director of House of Hope Foundation the 3 Million worth of LG products. (Top Right) A giant LG inflatable was also installed in the vicinity for the kids to enjoy.

The 3 Million worth donation is expected to help make the shelter more conducive to every child’s recovery. This includes:
(1) over 27,000 various personal care products such as body wash, soap and toothpaste items
(2) 5 43” Full HD TVs
(3) 28 Dual Inverter Airconditioning units
(4) 2 Top Load Washing Machines
(5) 2 Side by Side Refrigerators.

The House of Hope Foundation, located inside the Southern Philippines Medical Center compound (SPMC), is a charitable group that provides temporary shelter to children with cancer. SPMC is the only hospital in the whole of Mindanao that offers free cancer treatment to children. Since a large majority of its patients are indigent families with no place to stay while they are undergoing treatment, the House of Hope provides a sanctuary for them.

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A gift from House of Hope
During Mr Heo’s tour inside the shelter, he was attracted to this art piece which was posted in one of the walls in the ground floor. Dr. Dolendo and the staff of House of Hope Foundation gave it to Mr Heo as a Thank You souvenir from Davao.

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LG remains committed in creating social impact and being agents for change.

The simple turnover ceremony ended with a heartfelt chorus of Yeng Constantino’s “Salamat” (means “Thank You” in Filipino) by the child-residents of the shelter dedicated to the entire LG team. Dr. Mae Concepcion Dolendo, program director of House of Hope Foundation also gave an artwork by Kublai Millan (a famous artist from Mindanao), to Mr Heo as a Thank You souvenir from Davao.


About LG Electronics

Life’s about more than having the latest technology, rather, it’s about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment, home appliances, and air solution products, that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring “Innovation for a Better Life” nationwide – from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. For more details, log on to lg.com/ph, like @LGPhilippines on Facebook and follow @LGPhilippines on Instagram.

Touchdown to Takeoff Outfits: South Cebu

Picking a fabric with travel friendly features is a different story. It exudes your style but eludes you from a fat luggage. Are you ready for the next takeoff?

One of the most touristic things to do in the destination is to dress up like a visitor while being not too flamboyant to intimidate the locals. That garb which gives you comfort, function and the desired immersive vibe of your own flair of style while en route.

This series is dedicated to the sets of outfit one can get inspiration from while travelling. Every episode is also infused with ideas you can add in your itinerary like food and cafe stops, tourist spots, and tech solutions for services while traveling. Our first touchdown, South Cebu!

TOUCHDOWN LOOK

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Macchiato Espresso and Bulgogi Pizza to kick off the trip! (The Pyramid, IT Park Garden)

0092cac8-0a9e-45fd-8cc0-7553690d7fbaA baseball cap, a vertically textured tee, jeans and my favorite tasseled loafer wrapped my touchdown-to-first-stop look. I also brought with me a jacket which complements the shades of the cap, the shirt and the shoes. The cap, the jacket and the jeans insulate heat while at the airport and during in-flights, especially during early morning flights. Easy to slip-on foot wear like this gives you less hassle during the airport security procedures upon check in.

 


af36360c-c899-47af-bec2-fbb3917f1581Wandering around the Queen City of the South was made smoother using Grab Car. This was my first time to depend on the app all my transportation needs in a trip. (1) The rates are fixed no matter how heavy would the traffic be towards your destination. This also deters the possibility that your driver might try to take the longer route to charge you bigger from the ideal rate. That is very important to travelers who are new to the place. (2) The en route comfort and exclusivity. You seem to have a personal driver and own car. What is a few more tens in exchange of that convenience?


 

Food Trip at the Sugbo Mercado Weekend Food Market, IT Park Garden


HOT AND HOLY IN SOUTH CEBU

Hot Morning Stops : Whale Shark Watching and Tumalog Falls, Oslob

 

I chose a low U tank and a printed swimming shorts to enjoy both the ocean with the sharks and the cold spring from the waterfalls. I wore a long sleeve polo over the tank-short combo for both style and protection. The entire look shows a monochrome green tropical look finished with a dark brown Panama hat without its bow.

84820c0d-4c04-46ab-82d1-05860e452ea6The long sleeves guarded the skin from the pinching sun, possible skin irritants from the air during motorcycle ride (had several experience from previous trips) and plant swords while trekking towards the falls. I easily rolled these sleeves when it got humid while it served as a bathrobe every after the water romance.

 

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ROADSIDE LOCAL FOODS : Squid Adobo from a Carenderia, tropical fruits and the famous Lechon from Carcar Public Market


Holy After-Lunch Visit: Simala Shrine, Sibonga

Just like visiting in any religious tourist spot, we have to be in a respectful drape. Thus, I folded a pair of smart linen pieces for this church visit which was light to carry in my back pack early that morning.

This was my favorite outfit for this trip. The entire look showed a smart casual appeal made touristy because of the linen material. Fortified such appeal with the leather shoes and the same hat I used earlier that day, but now with a hankie that serves as its bow.

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This was the most relaxing part of the trip. I thanked for the blessings and surpassed trials from 2018, both in the family affairs and corporate matters. I also asked for wisdom on my plans for 2019. I was relieved, thankful and confident after praying. The feeling was as light and breathable as the linen that touches my skin every time the wind blows as I strolled throughout the vast temple.

 

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Spent few more minutes taking photos of the impressive European design of the church and of course some Gram-worthy photos of the place as my background.


LINEN IN THE CITY

 

f5bc7205-bacb-4398-8c66-8c09ee36b1c8The third day started late. After dressing up, we tried Gibb’s for lunch before heading to SM Seaside. The Spicy Honey Garlic wings were my favorites. Urban Cebu was hot and humid that day. Thus, I chose to wear another linen pair. This time, I opted a long sleeved linen shirt since part of our itinerary was to visit the Sto Niño Basilica later that day (but unfortunately, it was already closed by the time we arrived. TIP: Be there not later than 5PM).

Linen is a travel friendly fabric. Apart from it is light in your luggage, it is also easy to dry. I washed my linen pants that night as I arrived in my stay since it was stained with chocolates I ate during the long bus rides. Don’t judge me. Smirk.

I met with a close friend from high school at SM Seaside. My chum recommended “10 Dove Street Confectionery” so eagerly and persuaded me to catch up there over cakes and coffee. I loved the Mango Pandan slice.

 

 


TAKEOFF LOOK

c89c6d72-3198-4386-83ec-ed2804ce7541A cream tee, jeans and the leather loafer sealed my last-stop-to-takeoff look. Accented it with a hankie-turned-to-scarf to blend with the French ambiance of La Vie Parissiene. Yes, Airport Looks tend to be with similar style pieces. Same material, same heat insulating purpose while inside a wintry airport and aircraft.

It was my second visit here. Chose the enclosed part of the restaurant this time. Enjoyed the night with Shanpelino and pizza. Shot some photos, did online updating and reminisced funny travel stories from the previous days with the team while sipping some Moscato in betweens.

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We ended the night at 10 PM to prepare for our flight by 6AM. After packing up my things, I sneaked for some alone time with a cocktail at a nearby bar from our stay. Drafted my prognostications for 2019 on my phone’s Notes. On top of it was “Sell handsomely,Travel handsomely.”. Then, I Grab-ed our ride to the airport.

We all search for ideas of what to wear on the specific stops of our trip. Picking a fabric with travel friendly features is a different story. It is in fact a travel-style hack. It exudes your style but eludes you from a fat luggage. Are you ready for the next takeoff?

Why Someone who has Facebook, should trade-off 5% of their savings to CRYPTOCURRENCY?

What if the next time you surf, the Internet could convert and organize currencies “efficiently charge-less” because of ONE digital asset you started to own today?

Mark Zuckerberg’s innovation erupted the social media bandwagon. In fact,  Facebook has been such the friendliest teacher for then-offline people to be Internet literate. Its active members are the believers and living proofs that exchange of messages and media (Video, Photos, Soundtrack) could actually be FREE, making Telecommunication Companies fear their services (Call, SMS, MMS) to be obsolete in 2 years now.

However, what if the next time you surf, the Internet could convert and organize (transfer/ purchase, withdraw, deposit) currencies “efficiently charge-less” because of ONE digital asset you started owning today?

Scam sounding? Read back the first paragraph. More over, PayPal, when introduced was deemed fraudulent too. Now, online job incentives and purchases are processed through it. One more thing, Online banking is promoted now by your banks. Only, both place whopping charges and a bit procrastinating.

Stop reading this further when you are satisfied with your dormant money in banks or strategist managed stock market ventures. Don’t even read a word more when you don’t have faith (until now) to the unknown possibilities the Technology is yet to divulge. This is about Financial world cohabiting the Internet. Their synergy!

Cryptocurrency.  A currency in the Internet form. These are unique codes (algorithm) which when solved (mine) posses an intrinsic value (solution/coin). A medium of exchange which nominal value is determined by the number and rate of acquirers through the process of mining a predetermined, publicly known number of coins in a created system. It sounds too IT jargonistic but simply, these are codes with values. Values are influenced by the community who agreed to consider it as a means of exchanging resources.

So why would YOU swap a tolerable part of your money NOW to Cryptocurrency?

1. CRYPTOCURRENCY HAS COME TO ITS ERA: Bitcoin‘s success had startled the era of transactions using online currency. Since then, It served as the basis for innovations. Coins before were hard to earn due to costly equipments and highly specialized IT professionals. Before, cryptocurrency were just for the wealthy who can fund the hardware pieces and the experts who know the science of the process. Due to ONE recent innovation like making the mining process friendly to the majority, more people now are participating on this breakthrough which is changing the financial arena both online and offline, catalyzing that 2016-2020 will be the era of cryptocurrency.

12999636_10209335380849422_337658244_o2. EVOLUTION OF PAYMENTS. Years ago, we were reluctant in buying our desires through the keyboards and monitors. Now, I’m sure you know about Lazada, Ebay, and Alibaba. Reflect how you did not notice how commerce had evolved from Barter System to Paper Money to Codes with values.  As learned consumers, we would then find a payment mode which would help us save by eradicating transaction charges. As learned currency organizers, we would then find a medium of transfer that doesn’t let us fall in line like ants inside the bank or wait 3-5 days to receive the much needed remittances. Digital Money solves those.

3. SAVINGS DIVERSIFICATION. There is no such investment predetermined as safe. It is always about the battle of risks and return. As that classic investment tip teaches, sparing a fraction of your savings to be converted as a digital money is just in a way allocating some of your income to a new promising investment instrument. A bit of everything.

4. BE A MILLIONAIRE. The financial science of digital money is, when you earned the coin earlier than everyone else, it is still cheaper. As the coin hopefuls increase, the chances of earning the coin lessens igniting scarcity based to the available pieces of coins programmed to be mined. When majority is still studying about this breakthrough, you are already teaching the while earning. So learn this ONE, NOW.

5. LEGACY. Just like any other will-able asset, As digital money are recorded through the block chain through unique algorithm (codes), and as the technology continues to flourish to the generation of your offspring’s offspring, digital money lets your clan remembers you. They will be thankful.

12992346_10209300874466784_1781271094_nWhat is elusive about the benefits of technology is, you’ll never know it succeeded until one day you are already behind the comforts it resulted. Then you chase. Don’t be left behind. Adapt to the advancements.