Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, recently established its newest health pod in Startek Philippines, Inc., a call center and BPO in Iloilo, to ensure better access to healthcare services for its employees. The latest health pod is a fully automated system that manages patient-queuing, and makes gathering of initial vital signs quick, accurate, and hassle-free. It offers convenient and time-saving way for employees to get their LOA (letter of authorization). The latest Maxicare health pod is located at Two Global Center, Megaworld Blvd, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
For more information, visit www.maxicare.com.ph.
A netizen named Sal Molinos called out on social media to support a local artist named Larry Casinao from Baldoza, La Paz who paints and sells his paintings along the sidewalk of Jaro, Iloilo.
Seeing local artist without a proper venue to showcase their talents made him really sad.
Molinos said that he had a brief chat with Casinao and learned the reason the latter was selling his artworks on the street. Casinao was doing it to raise funds for his wife who is undergoing dialysis twice a week .
“I hope we could really help him by supporting his art because I had a small talk with him and he said that his wife is undergoing dialysis twice a week,” Molinos wrote on Facebook.
In an interview with Molinos, he said that the police had reprimanded Casinao and was not allowed to display his artwork on the sidewalk. But with the help of Molinos’s post on social media, Casinao has gained public attention and support.
Many are inquiring how to reach Casinao or where to find him. Even the StarStruck judge and artist Heart Evangelista Escudero asked how to find him via a Twitter post.
He amazingly talented ! How to find him ? https://t.co/Rj49T7wwhx
— LoveMarie O. Escudero (@heart021485) June 25, 2019
Casinao and Molinos are very grateful for the positive response that the former has received from netizens.
A man was bitten by a rat inside an SM Cinema in Iloilo according to some reports. The incident happened inside Cinema 5 of SM City in Iloilo at around 6 pm on June 5.
The Iloilo Metropolitan Times shared the whole incident on their Facebook page.
At around 8:16, SM Cinema then released a statement.
“An incident occurred inside our theater in Iloilo City involving a male customer. Our Emergency Response Team was immediately on site and took the customer to the nearby hospital. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.”
A witness said that the cinema was dark as usual. The victim then tried to sit down not seeing that there was a rat on the chair. The rat bit the man’s hand.
The witness then said that he heard the victim yell, and the rat squealing.
A photo showed that the victim had some minor bleeding on his left middle finger, and the rat unconscious, probably dead.
props to @IMAX_SMCinema for a one-of-kind theatre experience. Just as the trailer for Dumbo was showing, specifically when the rats were shown on screen, an actual rat passed by in front of us. Better than 4D cinema, 10 out of 10 would recommend. Can u believe????? pic.twitter.com/wkeEWrPCVY
— Out of Context Pola (@HaveYouMetPola) March 17, 2019
May mga daga sa SM CITY ILOILO CINEMA. A young boy was bit on his finger just earlier…. this thing is all over fb now, well my fb… but… DAGA, RATS, PESTS.
— Mayzi L-Y. (@mayziisawesome) June 5, 2019
Snacktime products are the favorite food of the rats inside SM Cinema. Look a viewer was bitten by a rat inside their cinema. Corporate greed. #BoycottSMCinema 📸 credit to Kenjie Jalagpas pic.twitter.com/fy3AchbA99
— Perry Escaño (@perryescano) June 6, 2019
I was at cinema 6 watching Us the movie at sm city and there were hella rats squeaking and scurrying around me it was not enjoyable
— 🤧 SNOOZY AL (@aleesaaah) June 7, 2019
Saw in the news that a guy got bitten by a rat inside SM Cinema in Iloilo. OMG. That plus the food fiasco? @[email protected]
— ariane astorga (@arianeastorga) June 7, 2019
Artists have their own creativity in making their own masterpieces, just like a viral photo of an artist who uniquely used smoke as a medium for his painting.
A Facebook page GUHIT Pinas shared the photo of Marvin Dalisay, an Ilonggo artist from San Salvador, Banate, Iloilo. In his photo, he used smoke to create a painting of Jesus Christ on canvas which one rarely sees.
Netizens were amazed by his artwork for they know it was hard to control the smoke. Some even joked that it can be mistaken as an apparition of Jesus, with such an artwork.
In an interview with the artist via Messenger, he said the idea of using smoke as a medium started when he visited a friend and saw the smoke coming from the car, which made him wonder if it can be used as a medium and so he did.
“Pagpunta ko sa kaibigan ko, na notice ko yung usok ng sasakyan. Napaisip (ako) kung pwede kaya.”
It was Holy Week when he decided to create his painting as he was inspired to draw the face of the Jesus Christ, for he believes that people who are hopeless might find light in darkness with Jesus that they could lean on.
“Siguro para sa mga taong patuloy na nanalig sakabila ng kawalang pag asa minsan gawa ng usok ng lampara sa gitna pala ng kadiliman meron kang Hesus na masasandalan,” he said
Marvin Dalisay is a college graduate with a course in Drafting, but his skill was enhanced through experience. For him, to draw or to paint is his source of living to survive. But now, he is a full-time tattoo artist.
“Drafting graduate ako pero na hasa ako sa kalam ng sikmura ko. Kaya ginagalingan ko palagi ang pagpipinta para magkalaman ang tiyan ko.”
It took him two days to finish his painting. As an artist, he believes that one must always think “outside the box” in creating a masterpiece, which means to explore more.
“Siguro dapat laging outside the box, hindi laging nakabase ka lang kung anu yung sa market na material, yon lang yung pwede. Huwag ganun, dapat explore din kasi kapag artist (ka).”
Dalisay leaves a message for those who wanted to be a skillful artist.
“Siguro dapat wag lang mawalan ng pag-asa at matuto kasi wala namang elevator, kailangan mag-take ng hagdanan para (maging) magaling na artist.”
Dalisay’s principle towards his passion is just like what the French artist Henri Matisse said: “An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.”
• A hotel asked for proof of marriage when booking for a hotel room
• Some of the netizens reacted positively but some think it’s offensive
• The hotel has reiterated their statement that they are “stewards of the Lord” and they believe in the sanctity of marriage
A hotel at Badiangan, Iloilo went viral on social media, after a netizen posted a photo of their hotel guidelines when booking for a hotel room. This photo earned different reactions from netizens who expressed their opinions.
A Facebook user, Bonnie Degala, shared a photo of Epharathah Farms guidelines for couples who are planning to book at their hotel.
The following rules are:
1. Only married couples are allowed to share a room.
2. The front desk may require proof of marriage like IDs, wedding rings, etc. before being allowed to book a room.
3. In as much as we would like to maximize our business gains, we are compelled by our Christian belief and values to adhere to this rule.
The establishment used the poster of the ABS-CBN teleyerse “Halik” as the background layout of their hotel guidelines which captured the netizens’ attention. The said teleserye tells the story of complicated relationships in portraying an unfaithful marriage.
Degala admired the hotel’s rules as he captioned his post with “Ethical business is good business. That’s how an economic human enterprise helps build God’s kingdom here on earth.”
Netizens have mixed reactions over the viral post. Some took it positively but some didn’t agree with their rules.
A netizen named Rutchel Rapista Amador said “Amen. This is how a hotel should run its business. I salute their management for its great business values – for giving importance on the sanctity of marriage and faith in God.”
Indeed, they can never please everyone as some think it is offensive.
Nathaniel Arciaga commented, “I don’t know, but doesn’t ethical business also entail not using a proprietary image that you don’t own, nor have no permission to use?
And what about non-romantic couples who are vacationing together? Like a gay man and his female best friend.
At napakadali naman for the Aces and the Jades of this world to get around this rule. Just book two rooms, but sleep in just one. Or babantayan ka pa rin ba ng hotel staff kung may katabi ka ba sa pagtulog sa gabi? Or baka yun ang business strategy, to make “sinners” pay more.
Their business, their rules, I guess. But then again, masyado nang toxic ang mundo. Huwag na natin gamitin ang pagiging “Christian” to prejudge people, or at the very least huwag kayong gumamit ng popularity ng show na wala kayong kinalaman sa pangja-judge ninyo.”
Some even gave more focus on the used background image if they asked permission to use the photo.
Christopher Castillon posted questions like “Christian beliefs like piracy? Intellectual Property theft?
Are those not images of actors from ABS-CBN? Used with permission (in a commercial setting/establishment) ?”
On April 18, the Epharathah Farm released an official statement regarding the viral post.
The establishment didn’t have the intention to go viral because of the guidelines for it is not in their control if somebody would share photos on social media.
Official Statement of Ephrathah Farms Regarding a Viral PostGood day in the name of the Lord!It was not the…
The Epharathah Farm also answered the issue of using the teleserye cast photos. It stated that the photo was only taken from the Internet with the intention of internal use, as they clarified that they never used it for commercial purposes or even posted it online in any of their social media pages for economic gain. The photos are properly credited and written at the bottom of the ads.
The hotel has reiterated their statement that they are “stewards of the Lord” and they believe in the sanctity of marriage.
“Although people may say that this is a bad business decision, our faith in God is greater than money. We have been operating for the last 6 years and this has been our rule since day one. And for the last 6 years, the Lord still sustains His business.”
Divino Villanueva Capil, a resident of Miagao, Iloilo posted a very heart melting video on his Facebook account, with a caption that read: “My Nanay’s reaction after 5 years of being away from home. So much of love & emotion when I surprised her pretending as my kuya’s friend- a ‘Taxi Driver’. #ImHOME.” The video has garnered over a 1.2 million views, 10,000 shares, and 7,500 reactions.
The video started with a 24-year-old lifeguard pretending to be a taxi driver, wearing a face mask and a pair of sunglasses with two boxes of pizza with him, with one of the pizza boxes having a note,”Nay nag-uli nako. Dido :)” which means “I am went home.”
Her mother did not recognize him immediately as he continued to pretend. When he gave the bouquet of flowers, it made her mother asked why there were flowers and Divino responded that it was her birthday. Her mother was still confused of what was happening and Divino requested that she open one of the pizza boxes.
The mother read the note inside the box and finally realized that the delivery boy was really his son who hasn’t come home for five years.
Divino had an interview with PEP.ph via Facebook Messenger to give more details on their preparation for his surprise visit. He actually asked the help of her girlfriend, Love Talamo, and his sibling.
Divino recalled, “Ako ang naka-isip nun, sir. Sinabwat ko girlfriend ko, ate, at kuya ko. Half day lang naman ang preparation kasi simple lang naman.”
He continued, “Naisip kong i-surprise si Nanay kasi alam ko na miss na miss na nya ako. ‘Pag mag-video call kami, lagi niya tinatanong sa kin kung kelan ako uuwi. Last video call namin, binola ko sya. Sinabi ko na sa 2020 pa ako uuwi. Part yun ng plano na e, so na -surprise talaga sya sir.”
Posted by Divino Villanueva Capil on Friday, January 18, 2019
Divino had been living for five years in Davao City where he studied and finally have worked as a lifeguard and an administrative associate in a university.
He told PEP.ph, “Nag-aral ako ng vocational po, tapos trabaho dito sa Davao. Di ako nakauwi for 5 years kasi pinangako ko sa sarili ko na magkaroon muna ako ng magandang trabaho bago umuwi sa min. Magandang trabaho na sa kin ang pagiging lifeguard sa isang Unibersidad.”
Capturing his mom Fortunata Capil’s teary-eyed reaction on the video, made netizens feel the happiness that his mother got, and a son’s feeling of missing his own mom.