Monthly Archives: May 2012

Invitation to Join Eng’g Run For Life

Good morning everyone!

We would like to invite you to join “Eng’g Run For Life” on June 2, 2012 (Saturday), 4:00am at the Pavilion Mall, City of Binan, Laguna.

Here are the categories: 1K, 3K, 5K, and 10K. Registration is 300 pesos for 1K and 3K and 500 pesos for 5K and 10K categories.

Proceeds of the registration will go to the fund for the kidney transplant of Mr. Erwin Digo, brother of my friend Ms. Annie Marie Cruz.

Registration period is until June 1, 2012 (Friday).

A runner must run with dreams in his heart.” – Emil Zatopek


Rules and Regulations:

Rules and Regulations (click image to zoom)

Rules and Regulations (click image to zoom)

Registration Form and Waiver:

Registration Form & Waiver (click image to zoom)

Registration Form & Waiver (click image to zoom)


Map (click image to zoom)

Map (click image to zoom)

Thank you and God bless! 🙂



Anthea Blog Giveaway: Berry Lenses

Anthea is giving away 3 pairs of Berry Lenses to 3 lucky winners of our Berry Lenses giveaway promo! 🙂

Berry Contact Lenses

Berry Contact Lenses

Want to have your own pair of Berry Lens 16mm contact lenses? We’re giving away 3 pairs (of your own choice of design and color) to 3 lucky winners!

You only have to do the following to qualify for 1 entry:

1. FOLLOW me on Twitter.

2. LIKE Anthea on Facebook.

You can have more chances of winning if you also do the following:

(Make sure your posts are viewable by the PUBLIC and don’t forget to TAG us.)

1. Post this status on FB: “@Anthea is giving away 3 pairs of Berry Lenses. Join now and get a chance to win your choice of contact lenses. (+ 1 entry)

2. Tweet this on Twitter: @JMoniqueSanchez of Anthea is giving away 3 pairs of Berry Lenses. Join now and get a chance to win! (+1 entry)

3. Or you can blog about this giveaway. 🙂 (+2 entries)


Doing all that just once gives you 6 entries!!! The more times you post on FB, tweet, or blog about this giveaway, the more chances of winning! ♥

There will be 3 draw dates:

  1. June 10, 2012 – 1 winner
  2. June 24, 2012 – 1 winner
  3. July 8, 2012 – 1 winner

All entries who weren’t picked during the 1st draw are still qualified for the 2nd and 3rd draws. Same as with all the non-winning entries during the 2nd draw, they will still be qualified for the 3rd draw.

So what are you waiting for? Just FOLLOW, LIKE, and SHARE! ♥

*No purchase required, just follow, like, and share. 🙂

*Winners will be chosen via

*For Philippine residents only.

*Winner gets to choose the design and color of the prize. Available for both graded and non-graded contact lenses.

*Shipping fee will be shouldered by Anthea.

Thank you sooo much and good luck everyone!


♥ Monique ♥

Am I doing it right?

Rhalph and I celebrated our 20th monthsary today, March 15. I decided to give him Diablo III as a gift since today is the first day of release of the much-awaited game. I know this will keep him busy while in Singapore. Haha!

And since he’s a 9gagger, I decided to make a post about it. 😛

Diablo III

Diablo III

I know it’s sooo cheesy and too personal for 9gag, but I really didn’t care. I was happy enough that it was posted there… and that he really loved the gift. 🙂

UPCAT 2013 Application Forms

The application forms for University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) 2013 are now available! 

You may now download and print the following forms:

  1. General Information
  2. Personal Data Sheet (UPCAT Form 1)
  3. High School Records (UPCAT Form 2)

NOTE: Adobe Reader or any PDF reader is required to view the files. Print all forms on an “8.5 x 13” paper aka long bond paper.

Here are the important dates to remember:

22 May 2012 – Start of Filing UPCAT 2013 Application
15 June 2012 – Deadline for Metro Manila Schools
22 June 2012 – Deadline for Non-Metro Manila Schools

I highly suggest that you pass your complete applications way ahead of the deadline to avoid long lines and delays.


Important: Unless you qualify under any of the requirements stated below, it will not be advisable for you to apply. Only correctly filled up application forms with the required supporting documents and the non-refundable application fee (US$50 for non-resident foreign applicants) will be processed.

General Requirements
A foreign applicant who graduated from a high school abroad and has not enrolled in college may be admitted to the freshman class if he meets the following requirements:

1. completion of high school program in the country where he had his secondary education (including the completion of a one- or two-year pre-university education in a country where such is a prerequisite for admission to a bachelor’s degree program)
2. qualifying in a college-qualifying national or international foreign-administered examination such as General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or equivalent examination:

  • GCE: 3 ordinary level passes and 2 advanced level passes
  • SAT: minimum total score of 1200 (Math and Critical Reading Only)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

3. in the case of an applicant whose native language or whose medium of instruction in the secondary school is not English, a minimum score (500 if paper based or 173 if computer based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Filipino High School Graduates from Abroad
A Filipino who graduated from a secondry school abroad applying for freshman admission to the University must satisfy the same requirements as those for foreign students.

UP College Admission Test (UPCAT)
A graduate from a high school abroad who fails to satisfy the requirements for automatic admission (i.e., Item 2 under General Requirements) may take the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).

For more information on Undergraduate Foreign Applicants, please call, write or visit:

Office of the University Registrar
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
1101 Philippines

Direct line: (632) 928-8369
Telephone: (632) 981-8500 local 4555

For more information on the UPCAT, contact the Office of Admissions

University of the Philippines
Office of Admissions
U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
1101 Philippines
Telefax: (632) 927-4561
Telephone: (632) 981-8500 locals 3826,3827,3828,3830,3831

Good luck and may the odds be everrr in your favor. 🙂

WHO-FIP Handbook on Developing pharmacy practice: A focus on patient care

Good morning to all pharmacists and pharmacy students all over the world!

I want to share with all of you something to read called “Developing pharmacy practice: A focus on patient care,” a handbook by the World Health Organization and International Pharmaceutical Federation. This was one of the suggested reading materials during the Philippine Pharmacists Association 2012 National Convention I attended a few weeks ago.

Click here to download the file. Original file downloaded from FIP.

Here’s a quote:


“Pharmacists should move from behind the counter and start serving the public by providing care instead of pills only. There is no future in the mere act of dispensing. That activity can and will be taken over by the internet, machines, and/or hardly trained technicians. The fact that pharmacists have an academic training and act as health care professionals puts a burden upon them to better serve the community than they currently do.”

This introductory handbook sets out a new paradigm for pharmacy practice. Its aim is to guide pharmacy educators in pharmacy practice, to educate pharmacy students and to guide pharmacists in practice to update their skills. The handbook, which brings together practical tools and knowledge, has been written in response to a need to define, develop and generate global understanding of pharmaceutical care at all levels.

There are so many challenges in the pharmacy practice but we can overcome them by working together as a team and synergizing. After all, Mark Twain said, “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Have a blessed day!