Successful Free Orientation by GIMS Philippines in Manila and Cebu!

Last Saturday, March 30, 2013, GIMS Philippines conducted its first Free Orientation in Manila then they went to Cebu the following day for the same purpose.

Mr Shige Shimoda discussed the ideas and strategies of GIMS International while Mr Kawata discussed the World Planning Japan and Japan Society for Dementia Care roles and activities. Mr Lynn Suico explained the reason why GIMS International partnered with GIMS Japan.

The participants were very interested with the ideas laid on them. The opportunities in the health industry in Japan is high and Filipinos have high chances of being chosen!

Manila GIMS Orientation

Manila GIMS Orientation

Cebu Gims Orientation

Cebu Gims Orientation

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Manila Regional Symposium on Asian Framework to Dementia Care

Are you familiar with the term Dementia? Do you know what it’s about? Do you know how you can be of help to your loved ones with Dementia?

According to Wikipedia:

(taken from Latin, originally meaning “madness”, from de- “without” + ment, the root of mens “mind”) is a serious loss of global cognitiveability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the geriatricpopulation, it can occur before the age of 65, in which case it is termed “early onset dementia”.[1]

Dementia is not a single disease, but a non-specific syndrome (i.e., set of signs and symptoms). Affected cognitive areas can be memoryattention,language, and problem solving. Normally, symptoms must be present for at least six months to support a diagnosis.[2] Cognitive dysfunction of shorter duration is called delirium.

I would like to believe that in our country, Philippines we call it “Makakalimutin”. We don’t really take it seriously until it becomes really disconcerting, when our family member does things that are unusually acceptable anymore. I am not a medical person but I can see the need for us to take action.  We need to know updates and the latest trend here in the Philippines.

 According to Dr Jacqueline C. Dominguez, MD of  St. Lukes Medical Center,  is important to recognize and start treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease at its earliest stage. Unfortunately the earliest signs of disease blur with changes that may be observed in normal aging. This is the biggest hurdle to early diagnosis. Data shows that for every diagnosed case of AD, another one is lying unattended out there in the community. It is the biggest challenge now of dementia science and practice to define this thin line between cognitive changes related to normal aging and that related to the earliest stage of AD. Diagnosis of AD remains to be a clinical one till now, therefore clinical judgment of the physician is critical and this is based on standard cognitive tests and rating scales that have already been proven to be valid, reliable, and accepted and used worldwide. Some have already been translated and adapted to the major languages in the Philippines.

There are a number of organizations that help in the dissemination of information. However there’s still need for easy access to these information. Luckily, GIMS International will come to the Philippines to hold  Manila Regional Symposium on Asian Framework to Dementia Care in Manila (July 27, 2013) at the Summit Hall C and D of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from 1:30 – 5:00 PM


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Assistant Language Teacher Orientation!!!

There’s a fast growing need for an Assistant Language Teacher(ALT) in Japan. There has been a lot of Filipinos working there as ALTs and are now earning well. A lot of CoFET members will be going to Japan anytime soon.

We want you to become one of them! Be mentored and be guided!

Experts on how you can be one of the ALTs, will be coming to Manila!
They will be guiding you on how you can make all your dreams possible. We want you to be part of this orientation!

March 23, 2013,
First Batch (9-12 noon)
Second Batch – 2-5pm)

VENUE : 3rd Flr of AD Center Square, Corner Evangelista Street and Amang Rodriguez Ave., Santolan, Pasig City.

(A) – Take LRT2 bound Santolan Station.
– From Santolan Station, proceed to Tricycle Terminal at the left side of LRT2 Station.
– Advise tricycle driver to take you to AD CENTER SQUARE in Evagelista. Fare is P25.00.

(B) – From Robinsons galleria take a jeepney ride bound to DE CASTRO, advise the driver that you’ll get off at JENNYS then proceed to another jeepney terminal bound to MARIKINA/LIGAYA.
– Advise the driver that you’ll get off at EVANGELISTA ST.

Take action! Come and Join us!

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Creativity creativity.

I only intended to ask my students plant pechay of course because of the usual objective. To realize the importance of planting and taking good care of them. However, a friend made mention of palm leaf art and after watching it made me recall of younger years when people know how to form an art out of Buko or palm leaf. What a way to discover your creativity without spending money.

I would like to invite you to watch this video. 


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Help Mano Amiga Academy win!

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True love

A student was absent yesterday. He’s usually absent because he wakes up late or no food to eat. So, this morning I asked my student why he was absent and he said:

“Sabado’t Linggo po kasi may sakit na si mama, inalagaan ko po, eh kahapon po hindi pa rin po galing si mama kaya po binantayan ko po at inalagaan. Kanina lang po naging okay kaya po pumasok na ko.”

My world suddenly stopped and realized how blessed we are for having a student with a pure heart.


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MWSS website has been hacked!!

If you check the website below you’ll find that it has been hacked by Anonymous Philippines. Stating different reasons as to why the website has been defaced. How true are the statements and how true are these things. If so, I wonder what the government will do about this. How easy is it to hack a website? Hacking government websites has been happening this past few months. A lot of times!

Confirmed the news through this link

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