December 8, 2019

Why KanMend Policy?

Get financial support for medical treatments when diagnosed with any of the covered illnesses. But you know how else we got your back? We cover more illnesses but have few exclusions!


Buy KanMend today and get 6 months’ unlimited KonsultaMD telemedicine 24/7 access to licensed Filipino doctors Unlimited medical advice, anytime, anywhere This reward will be active 20 days after your policy is issued. Visit KonsultaMD for more info. This KanMend policy is a protection product and does not contain any savings or investment components. This policy provides critical illness benefit or surrender benefit (if this policy has a cash value).



December 6, 2019

I KanDuu Everything with my KanMend Policy!

For me, insurances nowadays are considered as necessities. Unlike before when I was still young, it was just an additional expenses for my wants. Now, I know the value of having one!

The year is about to end and I believe insurances needs to be renewed in some cases. Good thing I've heard about this FWD Insurance  and I've got the chance to choose another policy in my lists...

FWD Life Insurance Corporation (“FWD Life”) is the first life insurance company licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines under the new Insurance Code. FWD launched its commercial operations in September 2014. As of end-2018, FWD Life is the life insurer with the highest paid-up capitalization in the Philippines with PhP 2.3 billion in paid-up capitalization.FWD Life now ranks 8th in the life insurance industry in terms of new business annual premium equivalent.2  FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, and Malaysia, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, Shariah, and Family Takaful products across a number of its markets. Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business arm of investment group, Pacific Century Group. In the Philippines, FWD has 14 business hubs located in key cities nationwide with its headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.For more information please visit fwd.com.ph.   www.insurance.gov.ph > Statistics > 2018 > Based on Paid-Up Capital
www.insurance.gov.ph > Statistics > 2018 > Based on New Business Annual Premium Equivalent


  

Now I have decided to get the KanMend policy...why? Will post it in my other blog the soonest!

Whew! In a span of 10 minutes I was able to have my KanMend policy in an instant. Wohoo!!! I KanDuu everything now with no hesitations with my new policy!

Voila! Congrats to me!!



Step 1: Visit www.shop.fwd.com.ph 
 
Step 2: Choose one Kanduu plan you want to purchase

KanMend
· Protection against 42 critical illnesses
Reward: 6 months’ unli KonsultaMD telemedicine

KanLive
 · Essential funds and protection for your family
 Reward: 1 year unli medical consults at Aventus clinics

KanGuard
· Payout for accidents or terror attacks, worldwide
Reward: 1 year global emergency services

Step 3: Click “Buy Now”

Step 4: Fill out the application form and upload one valid ID

Step 5: Review application form summary and product summary

Step 6: Pay online via debit or credit card


For only PhP 1,799 annually, you can get a coverage of 100,000.00 per critical illness! So, what are you waiting now? You can Shop@FWD now using your gadgets, anywhere and anytime of the day! I tell you...

Do it Now. Do it Hassle-Free with FWD!





November 29, 2019

Food Panda Launches Delivery Service in Cagayan de Oro


Finally, the biggest online food ordering and delivery service in the Philippines has landed in the city of golden friendship last November 26, 2019! I was fortunate enough to be part of this history as they launched it here in our city.

 

Foodpanda was founded in May 2012 in Berlin, Germany and operating in more than 40 countries with 45,000 restaurant partners globally.The delivery service is currently active in more than 500 cities, and the last addition to their growing list this 2019 in Mindanao is the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan de Oro City.

Kagay-anons do not need to memorize delivery numbers for restaurants anymore -- as foodpanda has over 100+ restaurants in the city to choose from the app. With the wide array of cafes and restaurants, people in CDO can now  enjoy a hint of international cuisines from American, Chinese and Japanese to the well-loved local food of Cagayan de Oro right on their doorstep. Whatever it is you're craving, foodpanda has it.


"We are very happy to add Cagayan de Oro to our list of cities that we provide delivery for. The team believes that the city is an undeserved market with lots of potential for food delivery. And as always, we intend to bring the best experience in food delivery to consumers - we are exited to see very eager and encouraging feedback from partner restaurant and customers", says Ryven Barrio, foodpanda's Cluster Head for Mindanao.

Using the foodpanda app is hassle-free - just log on to the foodpanda website (www.foodpanda.ph) or download the app (available in the AppStore and Google Play Store) and follow these simple steps to enjoy fast and dependable service.

1. Create an account or login using your Facebook account.
2. Select your current location, then choose your preferred restaurants.
3. Simply select the ffod you want to order and add them to your basket.
4. Review your order in the basket then click on proceed to check out.
5. On the checkout page, you can enter a discount voucher code if you have one. Payment options include Cash on Delivery, Online Payment (Credit Card) or Paypal.
6. After placing your order, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile number.
7. After your order has been confirmed, all you have to do is wait for the foodpanda rider to deliver your food and enjoy.

Foodpanda’s delivery service is available in Cagayan de Oro starting November 2019! From then, Kagay-anons do not need to stress out looking for parking or walking in the scorching heat on a sunny day or in rainy weather as foodpanda will bring what you are craving for -- fresh as good as dining-in -- in the comfort of your home!









November 22, 2019

Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion Empowers Davao Business Owners to Ride on the Bubble Tea Craze


The “bubble tea craze” has taken over the country and Davao City is no exception. With more and more people clamoring for this satisfying drink, business owners need to have access to top quality raw materials and highly responsive after-sales support from the best manufacturers and suppliers in Taiwan.

 Opening doors of opportunities is the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion at the Taiwan Expo 2019, held last November 8-9, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Davao. Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the special exhibition featured member companies of the Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance, an organization established in 2017 to unify and boost the collective strength of over 125 bubble milk tea vendors and industrial firms.

With a theme "Taiwan Bubble Tea, Bubble Up Your Life!," the exhibition and business conference gave bubble tea fans, business franchises, and startup entrepreneurs in Davao to see and taste the latest bubble tea products from Taiwan. Hundreds of visitors, which included local business owners and buyers in Davao and nearby areas in the Mindanao region, lined up for the demonstrations and sampling held at the bubble tea booth. Customers who have tried bubble tea products before cited the difference in taste quality of the tea and pearl products from the exhibitors.

Highlighting different fields of the bubble tea industry—raw materials (e.g. tea, tapioca), packaging, equipment, total solution, and chain stores—the pavilion showcased three alliance members Good Young Co. Ltd., Mr. Sun International Tea Chain Co. Ltd. (Red Sun), and Great Eastern Food Co. Ltd., who all shared their field expertise.

Good Young is one of the more popular bubble tea suppliers in Taiwan. It is best known for its line of milk tea powder, flavor syrups, and the ready-mix CASA Milky Flavor Tea and CASA Black Tea. Aside from raw materials, Good Young also offers various services for its business partners such as taste design, private labeling, OEM customization, and production technology training. Established in 1989, Good Young Co., Ltd. is a professional tea manufacturer and mainly supplies tea and coffee products to various food and beverage industries.

Meanwhile, Red Sun, an international tea brand known for its innovative beverages such as the Heineken Green Tea (a cold green tea mixed with Heineken beer) and its handmade tapioca balls or pearls, offered its franchise services to business owners in attendance. The company is greatly known in Taiwan for its innovative Heineken Green Tea, which made a historic record of 2.5 million cups sold in six months in 2005. The product, which was basically Heineken beer mixed with green tea, has a complex flavor profile topped with a beautifully frothy foam.

Finally, Great Eastern showcased its one-of-a-kind innovation to the now lucrative bubble tea industry, which first came to be in the 1980s. The company developed and exclusively produces 3Q Jelly Pearl, a pearl product made from naturally extracted  Konjac (a kind of taro harvested directly from the mountains), natural seaweed, sugar, pectin, and Guar gum. It boasts a low-calorie count of only 70kcal/100g—perfect for the health-conscious milk tea and bubble tea fans—and can be widely used in various beverages.

Through the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion, business owners and buyers at the Taiwan Expo 2019 got to see first-hand the integrity of the overall supply chain in the Taiwan bubble tea industry. At the end of the event, at least 35 Davao business owners have expressed interest in partnering with the Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance for future endeavors. There were also numerous inquiries from other visitors about franchising popular bubble tea brands as well as establishing new concepts to make Taiwan bubble tea products more appealing and enjoyable for the Filipino market.

The Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance and TAITRA are hopeful that this event could start more partnerships with Filipino entrepreneurs and promote the expansion and export of the bubble tea industry and culture to the Philippines. The exhibition also served as an excellent opportunity for business owners to connect with industry-leading Taiwan suppliers for potential partnerships.

To learn more about the Taiwan Expo 2019 and the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion, contact the Taiwan Trade Center Manila hotline at (02) 551-7281/551-7349/551-7339 or visit the TAITRA Manila website at https://manila.taiwantrade.com/. Like and follow the TAITRA Manila Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/taiwantradecentermanila/)  for more updates.

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About TAITRA
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan.

Davao City Embraces Taiwan Medical Technologies Introduced at the 2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar


From computer technology to design innovation, the 2019 Taiwan Expo has opened new doors of opportunities for different industries in Davao City. Held last November 8 to 9, 2019, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier Davao, the expo featured well-curated product exhibits from various Taiwan brands and companies, as well as highly informative seminars conducted by product experts and innovators from Taiwan.


The most anticipated Taiwan Healthcare Seminar, with a theme “Smart Medical Innovation Brightens Your Life,” brought together top biotech innovators from the best and most advanced hospitals in Taiwan. Coming from reputable institutions Chang Chung Memorial Hospital, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Lite-Med Inc., Biomaterials & Surface Engineering Industry-Academia Consortium, Taipei Tech University, Bionime Corporation, and Chung Hua Institute for Economic Research, the speakers shared their latest innovations to healthcare practitioners and professionals from all over Davao and Mindanao.

Dr. Chun-Te Wu, MD, PhD, of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital discussed their many achievements in the fields of Liver Transplantation, Proton Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Patient Care and Management, Cord Blood Transplantation, Craniofacial Reconstruction, and Orthognathic Surgery. Through its premiere medical facilities and equipment, including a dedicated Proton Therapy Center and Hybrid Operating Rooms equipped with Multi-Axis System for Interventional Radiology and Da Vinci Surgical Systems, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has successfully served over 27,000 international patients in 2018 alone.

Dr. Ming-Nan Lin, MD, PhD, of the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital shared their institution’s humble roots from being a charity medical foundation to being the first hospital in Taiwan to be certified with the Symbol of National Quality (SNQ). Its Integrated Rheumatic Disease Care headlined by the Knee Health Promotion Option, a comprehensive treatment plan for knee osteoarthritis, has earned the hospital the recognition alongside its other top-quality services such as Arthroscopic Cartilage Regeneration Facilitating Procedure and surgical treatments for spinal diseases.

Meanwhile, Lite-Med Inc. (Lighten Taiwan Excellent Medical), a professional medical device developer and manufacturer established in 1991, is leading the Shock Wave Technology industry in Taiwan. Lite-Med’s machines such as the ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) series is used for a variety of treatments, including blasting kidney and ureter stones and rehabilitating bone fractures, and even includes a real-time ultrasound tracking and locking system that makes diagnosis and treatment much easier.

Also sharing their latest innovation at the Taiwan Healthcare Seminar is Bionime Corporation, which developed Telehealth, a system that helps patients and doctors manage diabetes. Using an ergonomic strip to check blood samples, it provides accurate readings that are stored via cloud for easier access whether the patient is being treated at home or in a hospital.

Finally, Chia Ling Li from the Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) ran down the details of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy (NSP). In essence, the mandate opens the country’s doors for patients and doctors from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asia region to gain access to Taiwan’s medical technology advancements. By implementing the 1C1C or One Center for One Country initiative, each country from the Southeast Asia Region will have one dedicated coordinating center to facilitate any needs: from sending patients over to Taiwan for treatments or to conduct business-to-business deals.

For the Philippines, the assigned coordinating center is the Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, which is known for its expertise in organ transplantation, advanced cell therapy, and the implementation of Universal Healthcare policies. The National Kidney Transplant Institute, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, and The Medical City have already signed a memorandum of understanding with Hualien Tzu Chi and more hospitals in the Philippines are expected to follow suit.

Dr. Annabelle P. Yumang of the Davao Center for Health Development, Ms. April Marie Dayap of the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center, and Atty. Francis Layog, chief-of-staff of Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste”Duterte, in their respective speeches prior to the seminar, expressed their gratitude to TAITRA for introducing Taiwan’s innovations to the medical community of Davao City. They also look forward to seal partnerships between healthcare institutions in Davao and Taiwan to make modern healthcare technology more accessible to Mindanaoan patients.

To learn more about the latest medical technologies from Taiwan and how they can help benefit medical patients in Davao and the rest of the Philippines, contact the Taiwan Trade Center Manila hotline at (02) 551-7281/551-7349/551-7339 or visit the TAITRA Manila website at https://manila.taiwantrade.com/.

Like and follow the TAITRA Manila Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/taiwantradecentermanila/)  for more updates.



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About TAITRA
Founded in 1970, TAITRA is Taiwan's foremost nonprofit trade promoting organization. Sponsored by the government and industry organizations, TAITRA assists enterprises to expand their global reach. Headquartered in Taipei, TAITRA has a team of 1,300 specialists and operates 5 local offices in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung as well as 63 branches worldwide. Together with Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) and Taiwan Trade Center (TTC), TAITRA has formed a global network dedicated to promoting world trade.

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