Tuesday, February 26, 2008

ON MEDICAL TOURISM: DOH and DOT Secretaries to be revered @ 5th Holistic Festival


Known practitioners and gurus of health, wellness, healing and medical tourism in the Philippines and from other countries will converge for one week recharging starting March 17, dubbed as 5th Holistic Festival at Villa Jireh Japeth Resort Hotel, Bgy. Uyong, Labrador Pangasinan.

Health and Tourism Secretaries Francisco T. Duque III and Joseph “Ace” Durano respectively will be the guests of honor and speakers at the opening ceremony of the healing event.

“We need both departments’ support in our pursuit to natural healings using traditional and modern modalities to promote medical tourism in our country and to position Pangasinan as the healing center of the Philippines,” Ms. Helyn C. Escaño, the over-all chair of the festival and co-owner of the resort and institute comments as she invites the two secretaries.

“This will definitely adds: 1) the volume of tourist arrivals, 2) the length of stay of the tourists in the country, and 3) their average daily spending while in the Philippines, which were the three objectives set by Sec. Durano this year for Department of Tourism,” she continues.With the trade show’s theme: “Advocating Filipino Natural Solutions and Holistic Practices,” the festival coincides the 15th thanksgiving year of Villa Jireh Japeth Resort Hotel which started in its humble beginnings as a prayer house on the top of the hill over-looking China Sea.

The health acronym in this big affair stands for Health; Ecology; Arts, Culture & Sports; Livelihood; Tourism & Technologies for Humanity. This festival will highlight developments in herbal medicines, organic foods, ecology, entrepreneurship and other ways to be healthy and productive; exhibitions of holistic art, health, wellness and beauty products; showcases traditional and complementary modalities and technologies such as Hilot Pinoy and other modern spa services; Competition and Skills Olympics on culinary arts and related holistic skills.


“Holistic is a kind of healthy lifestyle that caters to the body, mind and spirit of a person - the wholeness of an individual," Escaño explains.


This festival will be the grounding foundation for international participation and may start for a bigger vision towards the development of wellness, medical and eco-tourism.

Additional highlights are the new inventions and technologies by our Filipino inventors in the field of herbal medicines, recycling and environmental management system.



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Monday, February 11, 2008

5th Holistic Festival showcases health products and eco-tourism

More than 150 sponsors and exhibitors from among micro, small, medium and large enterprises are expected to showcase their health products and services during the "5th Holistic Festival" to be held at Villa Jireh Japeth Holistic Resort Hotel, Bgy. Uyong, Labrador, Pangasinan from March 17-23.

Dubbed as one of the country's most promising health trade shows, an estimated 20,000 visiting health and wellness gurus/masters and enthusiasts, tourists, entrepreneurs and HRM students are set to meet in this resort known to be the wellspring of wellness, where physical, mental and spiritual recharging may be experienced.

The trade show is organized by the Villa Jireh Japeth Educational Institute, Inc. The major objectives of the upcoming event are: (1) To celebrate and continue Filipino healing traditions by promoting it nationally and internationally; (2) To support the Philippines' international campaign to become a prime destination in wellness and medical tourism; (3) To establish Pangasinan as the Holistic Healing Capital of the Philippines; (4) To build Villa Jireh Holistic Resort Hotel as the center for holistic activities in Pangasinan.

"Holistic is a kind of healthy lifestyle that caters to the body, mind and spirit of a person - the wholeness of an individual," said Helyn C. Escano, the chairperson of 5th Holistic Festival.
The health acronym in this big affair stands for Health; Ecology; Arts, Culture & Sports; Livelihood; Tourism & Technology; and all these for Humanity. This festival will highlight the following: (1) Provide public awareness about holistic concept and implementation; (2) Talks and discussion about health/ wellness, herbal medicines, organic foods, ecology, entrepreneurship and other ways to be healthy and productive; (3) Exhibit of holistic art, health, wellness and beauty products; (4) Showcase traditional and complementary modalities and technologies such as Hilot Pinoy and other modern spa services; (5) Environmental and ecological ways to promote livelihood opportunities and sustainable development to the people of Pangasinan and its community.

"During the past festivals and wellness programs that we had, we can say that we brought impact to the lives of the participants and the Pangasinan community such as: heightened public awareness to promote healthy lifestyle habit; inhabitants became more productive utilizing the eco-waste and people here became more motivated to look for livelihood thus poverty alleviation is achieved; tie-ups with farmers to continue planting herbal vegetation and instill organic farming/ production as a better healthy option and other avenue to increase income," said Escano, who is also the president of Villa Jireh Japeth Holistic Resort Hotel.

She added:"People here became more environmentally-conscious Filipinos who partake in taking care of our coastal area and environment as a whole; it showed that there was an increased income of inbound tourism not only in Villa Jireh but in neighboring resorts and tourist spot areas of Western Pangasinan. These were just among the profound incentives that we bountifully realized."

The 5th Holistic Festival will bring more positive results not only in Western Pangasinan but in the whole archipelago. According to Escano, this will spark up domestic tourism, promote medical tourism and wellness and will encourage travel upsurge in this area. She also believes that holistic tourism is the wave of the future and Asia will be the health destination of choice five years from now.

"We want to be part of this universal effort to make this world a healthier and happier place to live in," Helyn explains in an interview.
"We should go back to nature and we should all work for healing, for inner joy," she smilingly suggested.


This festival will be the grounding foundation for international participation and may start for a bigger vision towards the development of wellness, medical and eco-tourism.

This event is supported by the Department of Tourism; National Government Units - Presidential Adviser for North Luzon; Department of Health; Department of Agriculture; Department of Labor and Employment; Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Department of Trade and Industry; Department of Interior and Local Government; Department of Education; TESDA; Sangguniang Kabataan Federation; Senior Citizens Federation of the Phils.; Local Government Unit; Provincial Government of Pangasinan; Municipal Government of Labrador, Pangasinan; Barangay Council of Uyong; Private Sectors like Club Naturale Foundation – Hilot Pinoy Movement; PITACH (Phil. Institute for Traditional and Alternative Care for Health); AANI Herbal Garden Health and Wellness Movement; CHIPI (Chamber for Herbal Industries Phils., Inc); Rotary Club – Midwestern Pangasinan; Pangasinan Council of Tourism Industries, Inc.

The 5th Holistic Festival is sponsored by GR Canon Development Group Unlimited, Inc., Betterment Coffee and Special Edition (the trade event magazine). For sponsorship and exhibitors participation, you may call M-Vision Business Solutions, the Event's Marketing and PR Consultant at (02) 489-4035, (02) 456-3332, 0922-242-0896 or email at inquiremvision@gmail.com


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Friday, February 8, 2008

Do you need Teambuilding Workshop, Rest and Recreation for your company or family?

One of the important aspect of training, seminars and workshop is to know or to plan the venue. Visiting or having an ocular inspection of the place is another process to do in order to ensure that the place is appropriate to kind of event that you are planning...

In M-Vision Business Solutions, we conduct several trainings and workshops and one of those is designed Teambuilding Workshop for organizations. We have several invites from several resorts and one of those was Villa Jireh Japeth Holistic Resort Hotel at Pangasinan.

It was an early Sunday, when we visited Villa Jireh, a five hectares resort, greenery landscape and white hotel with all the man-made landscaping amaze us...My son really enjoyed swimming and he even wanted to stay more, however we have to go back home...:)

We recommend this resort for budget company events, family vacations and wedding receptions too. They can accommodate more than 200 participants for the reception. While 100 guests for the hotel accommodation.

Check this quick video of a kid who likes to stay at Villa Jireh pool.


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Juan Miguel enjoyed swimming

For your training, workshops, relaxed meetings, wedding, debuts and other occasions, we may help you just call us for packaged trainings and events at:

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Food Trip: Savor the Authentic taste of Asian Cuisine at Nasi Lemak

Sambal Fish
Gong Xie Fa Cai...Happy Chinese New Year to all our friends, clients and colleagues around the world!

One of my great experiences in 1990’s were the food trip in neighboring countries like in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. I would say I love them so much that when we were back here in the Philippines I almost craved to taste Singaporean foods.

When I was invited to see NASI LEMAK located at C3 Thompson’s Square, Tomas Morato corner Roces Avenue (just in front of Mc Donald), I did not hesitate to visit the place and try.

It was a real great taste experience! I was so happy again that it brought me to another dimension of my life…reminiscing good memories … and every dish was unique. It stayed in the palate and a certain enjoyment of being in Singapore or in Indonesia or Malaysia…its an Asian food fusion in one stop!  Wow, what an exciting and interesting experience of knowing again, what you know, the place, the people, the MRT (the interchange, :)…

So would you like to savor Singapore while you are here in the Philippines?

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Wedding and Debut Event at SM Megamall

Weddings and debuts are the most celebrated occasions in women's life and family life...

M-Vision Business Solutions through its SPECIAL EDITION Trade and Events Magazine supports the Wedding Library's special event about wedding and debut. All the suppliers that you need are now in one place at SM Megamall...

Couples who want to get married or those who wanted to renew their vows and all those ladies who would like to plan ahead for their debut or birthdays, drop by to this event and you will find all the things and suppliers you require ...

See you there! :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Be an entrepreneur tomorrow…!

Thanks to the management of Technology Resource Center (TRC) most specially to Director General Tony Ortiz and Dr. Rosalinda “Alo” Laxamana for all the support given to our organization.

We were given the chance to attend and see the potentials of the training provided by TRC and somehow interviewed some students and trainers.

We have received several inquiries on the following:

  • How to start a business
  • With a specific capital, what business can we start with?
  • What are the characteristics to become a successful entrepreneur?
  • And so on…

We will answer all your queries and for a start you may attend the seminars of TRC at the following schedule:

Feb. 2-3, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Specialty Cakes and Pastries

Lecture: material and equipment specifications, functions of ingredients, product formulation, costing and pricing; Hands-on: mousse cake, black forest, crema de fruta, sans rival, apple pie, lemon meringue pie, swiss roll, cream puff, ube cake, puff and danish pastry varieties. Bring calculator, apron, hand towels and canisters.

Feb. 2-4, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Layer Production (Table Egg) (with field trip)

Lecture: Layer breed, production management, housing, nutrition, feeds and feeding management and production economics.

Feb. 2-5, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Restaurant Business Management (with field trip)

Coffee shop, ethnic, gourmet, seafood and health food restaurants; menu planning; site selection; equipment, furnishings; personnel administration; marketing, advertising; cost control.

Feb. 5-6, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Setting up a Hardware and Construction Supply Store

Lecture: History, design and operation, definition of terms, selection of site, organization, nature of the business, stock and inventories control, costing and pricing, terms of payment, market potentials, projected return of investment and assumptive income analysis.

Feb. 7-8, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Basic Cake Decorating

Preparation and application of boiled sugar icing, sugar flowers, gum paste figurines and flowers, lettering, bordering and flower bunching. Bring apron and hand towels.

Feb. 8, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Perfumes and Colognes

Lecture: starting a perfume business, formulations, blending of essential oils, types of perfumes and colognes, product requirements, materials specifications, cost and return analysis. Hands-on: oil-based and water-based, cream perfumes for men and ladies, body splash, gel colognes and eaue de toilette.

Feb. 9-10, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Basic Meat Processing

Lecture: meat preservation technology, production and quality control guidelines, packaging, handling and storage, new trends in the business. Hands-on: bacon, tocino, pork and chicken ham, pork sausage (fresh native and canton), corned beef, hamburger and beef tapa. Bring apron and hand towels.

Feb. 9-11, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Fresh Flower Arrangement and Flower Shop Operation and Management (with field trip)

Lecture: creativity, balance, proportion, texture and color harmony, flower shop operation and organizational management, costing, pricing and sourcing of materials. Demonstrations on standing flower arrangements for inaugural, funeral and other important occasions. Hands-on: traditional round center piece, long and low arrangements, floral bouquet, line, plane and mass arrangements. Bring garden scissors.

Feb. 11, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Setting up a Travel Agency

Lecture: role and functions of a travel agent, organizing the business, requirement for travel agency set-up, rules and regulations governing travel agencies, basic travel agency operations and office procedures, professional code of ethics, the travel agency and other providers of travel products - transportation, accommodations, etc.

Feb. 12-13, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Basic Reservation and Ticketing for Travel Agencies (with field trip)

Lecture: introduction to travel agency ticketing procedures and preparing a passenger ticket.

Feb. 12-14, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tilapia Culture (with field trip)

Grow-out pond culture, tilapia fingerling production, hatchery and nursery system and management (open pond, hapa method on pond, cage and tank systems), feeds and feeding, population control, hybridization, water and soil quality management, production economics.

Feb. 13-15, 8:00 AM – 3:00PM

Coffee Shop Management and Operation (with field trip)

Lecture: personnel administration, organization, site selection, marketing, materials and equipment, cost analysis. Hands-on: different coffee concoctions/preparations.

Feb. 14-15 (NEW), 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Hair Styling and Treatment

Lecture: Structures, divisions, forms, characteristics and styles of hair. Hands-on: Cellophane, hot oil, relax and rebond. Bring model, cape, towel, hairpins and comb.

Feb. 15, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Food Cart Business

Lecture: starting, managing and franchising a food cart business to maximize its income potential, food cart conceptualization, menu planning, costing, inventory procedure, supplies procurement, business management and concept of food cart franchising.

Feb. 16-17, 8:00 AM – 6:00PM

Operating a Laundry Shop Business (Small-Scale)

Lecture: plant layout and design: production flow, job function; customer service and its place in the textile care industry; operating a small laundry washing machine, pressing, laundry washroom chemistry, market strategy including pricing, promotion, site selection. Environmental management concerns.

Feb. 16-17, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Jewelry Appraisal and Pawnshop Operation

Lecture: gold testing and diamond grading, pricing, valuation and identification of gemstones, government laws and implementing guidelines related to pawnshop operation. Hands-on: determining genuine stones and appraising of gold and diamond, plating of jewelry (gold to gold). Bring calculator.

Feb. 16-19, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Swine Production (with field trip)

Starting a piggery business, general management for piglets and fatteners, housing and equipment, feeds and feeding, record keeping, analysis and interpretation, health management.

Feb. 18-19, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Accounting and Record Keeping for Small Businesses

Lecture: bookkeeping, reporting and analysis of transaction results for small business operators and owners. Bring calculator.

Feb. 19-20, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
SORBETES (Commercial Production)

Lecture: basic technology of ice cream production, material and equipment requirements, product formulation and costing. Demonstration: ice cream-on-stick preparation (pinipig crunch and other flavors). Hands-on: ice cream with assorted flavors. (With field trip to an ice cream plant). Bring apron and hand towels.

Feb. 20, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Franchising a Business

Lecture: franchising restaurants, fastfood chains, stores, non-food industries, auto products and services, responsibilities and the step-by-step procedure in the application and maintenance of a franchise. With sample cases.

Feb. 21-24, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Commercial Breadmaking and Bakery Management

Lecture: Functions of ingredients, proportions and product formulations, equipment and material sourcing, costing and pricing, bakery management. Hands-on: pan de sal, monay, ensaymada, raisin bread, buns, bread rolls, loaf bread, and bread with fillings. Bring calculator, apron and canister.

Feb. 21-22, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

How to Start and Manage a Car Wash Business (with field trip)

Lecture: getting started, operation requirement, human resource management, sales and marketing, effective service to prevent customer loss and proposed capitalization.

Feb. 23-24, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Herbal Bath Soap

Lecture: material specifications, product formulation, preparation of extract, costing and pricing. Hands-on: papaya soap, cucumber soap, carrot soap, germicidal and moisturizing bath soap.

Feb. 26, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Setting up a Travel Agency

Lecture: role and functions of a travel agent, organizing the business, requirement for travel agency set-up, rules and regulations governing travel agencies, basic travel agency operations and office procedures, professional code of ethics, the travel agency and other providers of travel products - transportation, accommodations, etc.

Feb. 26-27, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Corsage and Bouquet Making

Lecture: creativity, ribbon making and wiring techniques. Hands-on: corsage, headdresses, flower baskets, boutonniere and bouquets for the maid of honor, bridesmaid and bride, wrist and car bouquets. Bring garden scissors and pliers.

Feb. 26-27, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Goat and Sheep Raising (with field trip)

Future of the industry, breeds and breeding, herd management, housing facilities and equipment, feeds and feeding practices, pest and disease control, processing of goat meat and milk production, cost and return analysis.

Feb. 27-28, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Basic Reservation and Ticketing for Travel Agencies (with field trip)

Lecture: introduction to travel agency ticketing procedures and preparing a passenger ticket.

Feb. 28-29, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Catering Business Operation

Lecture: table setting, equipment, menu planning and preparation, costing and pricing. Hands-on: table skirting and napkin folding techniques. Bring calculator.

Feb. 29 - Mar. 1, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Operating a Retail Store Business (with field trip)

(Mini-groceries, mini-supermarkets, manufacturer's outlet stores), Store operations management, inventory control, marketing strategies, cost and return analysis.
NOTE: A minimum number of five (5) participants is required per course.Please make early reservations; we will call you for final confirmation three days before the training. Or you may contact Ms. Agnes Cruz at telephone no. 721-0063 and 727-6205 loc. 201.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. ALL COURSE FEES ARE INCLUSIVE OF VAT

Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Only cash or company checks will be accepted.
Only TRC offers you the expert business and livelihood technology training courses that can transform your ideas into practice and profits.

TRAINING VENUE: TRC Building, 2nd Floor, 103 J. Abad Santos cor. Lopez Jaena Sts., Little Baguio, San Juan, City. TRC also offers group and corporate trainings with discounted rate. Please inquire at 727-6205 loc. 208, 209 / 0928-5022684


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