Why Progressive Education Fits Modern Learners


Even for a mom who took the theories of Early Childhood Education seriously is still confounded on what kind of learning is suitable for our child.  Many would say and I would also agree that finding the right school isn’t a walk in the park.  Growing up in a traditional way of learning, you can’t help but compare, each practice has it’s own style and theory which may or may not enhance your child’s capability.  Yet, after trying to know some salient things about education (being a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education), I still succumb to traditional.

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Lots of Good Deals for Summer Footwears at ELRO’s SHOE’S HOLIDAY

1- Discount PosterFrom work, to shopping, to island hopping and more, your feet are the most exhausted with all your activities. It carries your body weight while it takes you to every place at your whim. Pampering your sole with a foot massage may be good, but reward it with something better, something that can last and be felt longer, like a comfortable footwear that will still keep your style at bay. And the best part is you can do this when you go to ELRO’s Shoe Holiday.

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IMG_0427Christmas has always been a special thing: A time to make memories, gather friends and family with the most awaited holiday spread in every party. Since it’s a season to shine and to be dazzling, Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura shares these doable dieting tips without abstaining or skipping your round of favorite festive food.

1. Consider a Wellness Party.
From the intensely exciting Zumba to heart pumping body jam, why not make this merry season of Christmas a time to be really happy and healthy? If you happen to be the host, consider a wellness party with guilt-free menu to takes center stage in your party! This activity not only fires up the happy hormone endorphin with the added benefit of burning 380-400 calories in an hour, it will also leave your guests to be more excited with your specially prepared multicourse meal. Just make sure to be consistent with your theme and opt for a spread that’s tasty but with only guilt-free ingredients to boot.

2. Refresh and Hydrate
Go easy on your cocktails and champagne but remember to sip in indulgence a fresh glass of water. “Don’t be confused between hunger and thirst, make sure to drink minimum of 8 glasses to avoid unnecessary food cravings, advises Dr. Claudine. “Since water is the basic foundation for the body to efficiently and effectively burn calories, you don’t have to wait for yourself to feel thirsty before downing yourself with water as it’s already a sure sign of dehydration.” But if you don’t want to miss the fizz and save tons of calories at the same time, there’s always a sparkling water as a satisfying alternative.

3. “Binge Fest” is Never a Good Idea.
“Save yourself from low blood sugar and high cortisol levels, which means you’ll crave for sugary and caloric food,” warns Dr. Claudine. So a word to wise: Don’t fast in the hours leading up to the party and go all out uncontrollably. Instead, fuel and fill yourself with fruits, salad, raw veggies, and nuts few hours before the feast.

4. Choose Wisely.
Whether it’s a buffet or a sit down affair, always take time to scan the menu and pick only the items that are considered a winner in your repertoire of favorites: flavorful, filling, and festive. Easy on sweets, fatty, and oily food and start off with greens and clear soup. Since this is a season to splurge, pick the types you don’t usually eat at home such as steak, lobster, or lechon.

5. Strengthen your willpower with Contours’ Acutrim
Dr. Claudine also sheds light on the reason behind creeping scale readings: “Overeating is multifactorial, meaning there are a number of reasons we can pinpoint for someone’s uncontrollable eating habit. From poor choice of food, hormones, lack of quality sleep, to stress eating, we know it could lead to unwanted pounds”. However, you would be glad to know that there’s a painless, safe, and effective way to control unnecessary food cravings and when overeating overtakes you: Acutrim. Tapping on the ear’s appetite centers of the brain through microcurrent stimulator, this drugless and non-needle acupuncture is a powerful yet healthy weight loss alternative that suppresses the appetite, increase body metabolism, and boost weight loss. For only P7, 000 with 4 weekly sessions, this treatment is a totally relaxed way to condition the brain to exercise restraint on food. Since the effect of the last treatment usually extends for another 4 to 6 weeks, don’t be surprised if you have already developed a new habit of eating less while feeling satiated in small amounts. Yes, it’s a behavioral modification to eating that ensures long term weight loss maintenance without short changing yourself!

To know more about AcuTrim, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email drclaudine@rouradermsurgery.com. Follow as well social media pages for regular updates on promotions and events: Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute on Facebook and @contours_ph on Instagram. For a complete list of services and branches, visit http://www.contours.com.ph

Five Annual Exams that Deserve a Budget from Every Woman’s Bonus


Christmas Season is a glorious thing, a time for thanksgiving, celebration, and the ripe month to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. And just because you think your 13th month pay and bonus are just a cherry on top, these hard-earned cash deserves to be saved and spent well on things with lasting impact on your health and sanity. With this in mind, let these 5 must-do lists from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners’ OB-Gyn Faith Suluen serve as your guide to encourage you to make time and set aside a budget for these screenings. Continue reading

DepEd promotes positive discipline in everyday teaching



The Department of Education (DepEd), in cooperation with E-Net Philippines and Save the Children, have  launched the Primer on Positive Discipline for Everyday Teaching last Monday, June 6, 2016, 9 am at the DepEd NCR Conference Hall, Department of Education-National Capital Region, Regional Office.

The Primer was created to help teachers apply a positive approach in classroom management and will be distributed to teachers nationwide. The Primer will also be used as a training tool for positive discipline.

“This Primer will be most valuable to our teachers so that they can cope with the day to day challenges of having to deal with young, active learners using positive reinforcement,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.

Luistro pointed out that the primer is consistent with the DepEd policy on zero tolerance for any act of violence against children in school, including corporal punishment, as detailed in the DepEd Child Protection Policy (DO No. 40, s. 2012). “We recognize that teachers, administrators and staff, as stewards of learning institutions, are responsible for an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning based on the principles of positive discipline,” the education chief added.

The Primer also comes with some pointers on ways to enhance teacher’s well-being in order to help them cope with stress.

DepEd has earlier issued a Child Protection Policy that prohibits corporal punishment and all forms of abuse and promotes positive and non-violent discipline in schools.

DepEd K to 12 Law on Its 3rd Year Anniversary


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The Department of Education (DepEd) enjoins the whole country in the observance of the 3rd year anniversary of the signing into law by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, Republic Act No. 10533, An Act Enhancing the Philippine Education System by Strengthening Its Curriculum and Increasing the Number of Years for Basic Education otherwise known as the K to 12 Law.

The K to 12 Program covers 13 years of basic education with the following stages: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grade 7 to 10 (Junior High School) and Grades 11 to 12 (Senior High School). This is found to be the best period for learning under basic education. It is also the recognized standard for students and professionals globally.

The Program holds distinct significance this coming School Year 2016-2017 as the Department begins the implementation of the Grade 11 of the Senior High School (SHS) Program, the first of the 2 cohorts (Grades 11 and 12) which were added to the country’s 10-year basic education system.

Recently, the Supreme Court on March 15 dismissed several petitions filed against the implementation of the K to 12 Program, thus paving the way for its continued operation particularly the said SHS

As the country girds for the opening of classes this coming School Year 2016-2017 on June 13, 2016, the Department through Education Secretary Br.Armin A. Luistro FSC invites and enjoins everyone to give their full support to the successful implementation of K to 12 Program specially the SHS Program.

Ageless Body with Contours VASER LipoSculpture


A stunningly fit couple is redefining expectations of the midlife body. At 40 something, the lifestyle blogger duo, Chuckie and Yen, didn’t hesitate to share how they were able to achieve their well-sculpted bodies at an event at Marriott Grand Ballroom.  On the other hand, Arnel Ignacio rocked a body in his 50’s.

So how was I to feel, now that I’m also in my 4o’s, of course, envious.  Who wouldn’t? How else can you flaunt with your new bikini on a picture-perfect beach background?

I’m one of those moms who  were enamored by Hollywood, television and film, in the news media and in public life, with a remarkable phenomenon which has taken hold -Women in their 40s and 50s and beyond—with their exquisite, off-the-charts-toned bodies—are transforming our notions of a mature woman’s figure and inspiring us to think about remaining healthfully vibrant for far longer than we ever have in the past.

The expectations for women over 40 used to include the rude inevitabilities of a slowing metabolism and decreased muscle tone, but Contours has shown us that the seemingly impossible is possible: Yes, you need to work hard but far from that, technology is now on your side and you only need money and that strong will to go through the process, then you may just be able to hit the pause button.

For a faster, easier way of achieving the kind of body you want, there’s Contours VASER.  A practically safe surgical procedure and considered as the most advanced body contouring and fat removal technique, vaser high-definition liposculpture amps up multiple parts of the body such as breast, chest, buttocks, hips, thighs, waist, and abdomen by making them tightened, toned, and naturally sculpted. Sounds intimidating? We bet that once you hear about the benefits and results, the country’s pioneer and longest vaser high-definition liposculpture surgeon will surely have you on board.

Whether you’re seeking for the ultimate alternative to lose inches in some body areas, tighten and tone lose skin after natural weight loss, gain definition in core muscle groups after pregnancy, or basically just wanting to have a more contoured appearance, Dr. Claudine Roura got you covered. Unlike traditional liposuction procedures, this innovative technique removes both superficial and deeper pockets of fat around major muscle group to make the muscle sleek, tight, and firm that works even to the areas that have become resistant to diet and exercise. What’s more convincing is it’s the most natural looking procedure that creates the coveted “six pack” by removing the layer of fat sitting directly above the muscles and deepening the natural grooves and furrows of the abdominal. Although the procedure is designed to deliver such results, bear in mind that the experience, expertise, and education of your surgeon is crucial in producing exceptional results with great precision.

To know more about Vaser Hi-Def, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email drclaudine@rouradermsurgery.com. Follow as well social media pages for regular updates on promotions and events: Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute on Facebook and @contours_ph on Instagram. For a complete list of services and branches, visit http://www.rouradermsurgery.com.


CONTOURS Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute is located at the following:

South Park Plaza
2nd floor, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines
Contact numbers: (020) 5564878, (02) 6324035533,
Mobile: 09151163911
E-mail: info@contours.com.ph

SM Megamall
5th floor Bldg A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No: +632 6354984
Mobile: +63 995.4544930

SM Megamall
5th floor Bldg A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No: +632 6354984
Mobile: +63 995.4544930

SM North EDSA The Block
5th Level, The Block, SM North Edsa, North Ave., Quezon City
Tel no: +632 9216798
Mobile: +63 915.8075009

SM BF Paranaque
3rd level, SM BF, Dr. A Santos Ave. Sucat Paranaque City
Tel no: +632 8943347
Mobile: +63 916.5509873

SM Seaside Cebu
3rd Floor, SM City Seaside, South Coastal Road, Cebu City
Mobile: +63 917.3268530