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Why exercise matters


 Exercise is a form of any physical activity which is defined as bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in caloric expenditure. Exercise is also any movement carried out by the skeletal muscles that require energy. It is also an intentional movement intended to improve or maintain physical fitness. Physical fitness is defined as the ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. It generates cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle strength flexibility. Any exercise can be done frequently with duration and intensity to achieve desired physical fitness. American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend aerobic physical activity in 3-4 […]


5 Signs of eye irritation that you should know


 The eyes are the windows to the soul is a metaphor of one person’s true personality. There’s also this saying that ‘you’ll know if a person is lying just by looking at the eyes.’ Our eyes are wonderful gift from our existence and through vision we can see how great the world we are living in. It’s certainly one of the beautiful parts of our body and we should take good care of it. There are people who aren’t blessed with a perfect vision but for those who are enjoying this gift, there are 5 signs of eye irritation that need not […]


Dial 0917-558HOPE to save a life in 40 seconds


 Do you know that the second leading cause of death among the youth (15-29 years old) globally, is suicide? That is according to the World Health Organization. To add, depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19. At present, life is lost to suicide every 40 seconds. The hotline 0917-558HOPE(4673) is just one of the HOPELINE numbers from Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF). HOPELINE is a 24/7 suicide hotline which can provide proper intervention to those who need assistance. Other numbers are 804-HOPE and 2919 (toll free from TM and Globe). […]


6 Things you need to know about Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar


 We sat down with the newest reigning Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauty queens and we had the whole afternoon knowing more about each one of them. Here’s what we’ve discovered from Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar. 1. Jehza Mae Huelar’s birthday falls 15 days before the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Grand Coronation Night Jehza turned 21 last April 2, 15 days before the pageant’s Grand Coronation Night held in Smart  Araneta Coliseum. 2. The Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up is from Davao Jehza grew up and finished college in Davao and a certified Dabawenya. As much as she wanted to […]


Epy Quizon shares memorable moments with dad Comedy King Dolphy who died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


 “The hardest part is when you feel to say the things you want to say today. That’s the hardest part,” said actor Epy Quizon when he was asked to share his memorable moments with his dad, the Comedy King of Philippine Entertainment, Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. who was best known as Dolphy who died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD, the seventh killer disease in the country today. COPD is a progressive lung ailment that makes breathing difficult and invariably leads to death. Dolphy succumb from COPD  after he was diagnosed with the ailment, four years before he died at […]


Ensure your family’s health and safety with the proper way of cleaning your toilets and win two (2) months worth of Domex gift packs


 Domex leads disease prevention with a hospital toilet clean up on World Toilet Day to help ensure that patients who may have suffered from waterborne diseases won’t suffer any more in the hospitals. In commemoration of World Toilet Day, we are encouraging you to do your part and take a pledge to save lives by supporting 1 Million Clean Toilets Movement and World Toilet Day, and pledge to properly clean your toilets, to protect your family from disease caused by unsanitary toilets. By joining this promo and using the hashtags #WorldToiletDay2015 and #1MCleanToilets, you are helping in spreading the awareness of disease prevention at home by […]


1 Million Clean Toilets Movement fight against disease


 On November 13, World Toilet Day, join the One Million Clean Toilets Movement in the fight against disease causing germs to save lives, one clean toilet at a time. There are diseases out there that we may not be aware of or neglected to pay attention to because we thought our homes are safe and clean. According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), children around the world miss an estimated 443 million school days each year because of diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, including using unsanitary toilets. Simply put, this number of sick […]


Rescued Philippine eagle named after AlDub


 A young Philippine eagle was rescued and christened AlDub, as reported today on 24Oras GMA News. The man who found the bird believes, by christening the eagle AlDub, will help encourage more people to support for the bird’s well-being and preservation. The man brought and turned over AlDub to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Meanwhile, releasing of captive Philippine eagles back to the wild is suspended by DENR following the killing of Pamana who was shot and found dead last August 19. Pamana was an endangered Philippine eagle released back to her natural habitat in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental on June 12, 2015. Pamana’s killer is still […]


SCARvivors and their inspiring stories featured in SM Megamall photo exhibit


 There’s a running photo exhibit at the Upper Ground Floor of SM Megamall, Bldg. and it is featuring the life and inspiring stories of the people who have survived tragedies and have faced it as a challenge. These people are now called the SCARvivors and they have an inspiring stories to share. For every purchase of Contractubex, a leading ointment for healing skin scars, an amount is donated in support of the burn centers of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS) missions. As part of the advocacy, Contractubex launched the SCARvivors Inspiring Stories […]


Philippine Eagle Pamana, shot dead


 Already 2 months back in the wild, Philippine Eagle Pamana was reportedly shot dead. The breaking news came from ANC 24/7 Facebook update, an hour ago.   Pamana was released last June 12, 2015 in celebration of Philippine Independence Day and set back in the wild to bring her home to her natural habitat. This is a developing news. #FlyFreePamana no more. Sad.   Viewed 32442 times by 3722 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your […]


#FlyFreePamana, Globe Business and Philippine Eagle Foundation to set free Pamana on Independence Day


 Just in time for the celebration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day, Globe Business and Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) join together for an environmental consciousness and firing up the spirit of national pride by setting free our national symbol, Pamana, Philippine eagle, to its natural habitat in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental. Pamana was rescued in 2012 in Iligan City and turned over to PEF after suffering two gunshot wounds; one on its left breast and another on its left wing. Pamana was immediately brought to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City where it was treated until full recovery for […]

Brand Ambassador of Sensodyne, Mr. Luis Manzano as he shares his experience oh how Sensodyne helped him fight sensitive teeth

GSK and Sensodyne say NO to teeth sensitivity through “Great Little Moments Campaign”


 Having sensitive teeth is a problem of 9 out of 10 Filipinos out there. It was characterized by a short, sharp, shooting pain, which many sensitivity/pangingilo sufferers often choose to just endure, the discomfort caused by sensitive teeth may only last for a short period, but the emotional effects of missing out on those precious moments with your loved ones over food and drinks has a far longer impact. Dr. Rannier Reyes of the Philippine Periodontal Society said “Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can last for several hours. It […]

To kick off the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders (#LGBT) #Pride month this June, the U.S. Embassy gathered its community, friends and online followers in at the Embassy compound on June 3, 2015 to show their support for equal rights through chalk art and messages and witness the hanging of the rainbow flag.

US Embassy celebrates Pride Month


 In celebration of Pride Month, the embassy community and participants of the #Loveis Facebook campaign came together on June 3rd to show their support for equal rights through chalk art. They also witnessed the hanging of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride flag in the Embassy compound. The #Loveis Facebook campaign was initiated to express the meaning of ‘love’ and participating respondents were randomly selected to participate the chalk art event, Wednesday morning. These event was a follow through when U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and stated “All people deserve […]

Iya Villania-Arellano, the celebrity endorser for Claritin Reditabs (James T. Austria)

Stay active in spite of allergies with the new Claritin Reditabs


 Bayer Group announces the latest addition to their allergy-treating products from Claritin, the Loratadine (Claritin Reditas) for the active and ‘adventurous souls.’ Like their celebrity endorser, Iya Villania-Arellano, active people can now live their lives to the fullest without getting hindered by their allergies with the new Claritin Reditabs. After Claritin Tablet and Claritin Syrup (for kids), Claritin Reditabs is the newest addition to the Claritin line of antihistamine medicine. This newest innovation features non-drowsy and easy-dissolving tablet which comes in a ‘Peel & Pop’ packaging. As demonstrated on their latest TVC, Reditabs is especially designed for active people who […]

Honda Philippines "Let Your Beat Out" Facebook promo announcement (James T. Austria)

Honda seeks aspirational video submissions with their “Let Your Beat Out” promo on Facebook


 Honda Philippines announces their newest Facebook promo called “Let Your Beat Out” where they will search for aspirational videos from participants sharing their life goals particularly in the field of Street and Extreme Sports, and even in music. Honda will choose from individuals who will share their life aspirations in a video to be uploaded and submitted to Honda Philippines’ Facebook page. Every participant must do the following: (1) state his/her name, (2) share his/her life goal or aspiration, and (3) showcase ‘how they do their beat.’ In addition, the best video will be chosen by scores based on the […]

Dr. Lapitan with her team (James T. Austria)

Important things to know about urinary incontinence and how to prevent the disease


 Dr. Marie Carmela Lapitan from Philippine General Hospital discussed about the disease called Urinary Incontinence or as she mentioned ‘involuntary leakage of urine’ “Sometimes when you [the patient] found an infection in the ladder, it becomes irritable and once it’s irritated it will suddenly contract and you will also leak,” said Lapitan. Lapitan described the disease as a cause of some early discovered diseases and habitual or behavioral activities of the patient, and it may also be caused by muscle control problem. “When the patient suffers from urinary incontinence, it means that the support of the bladder is weak,” she […]

The denture biting onto a corn cob inflatable by GSK Polident (James T. Austria)

Have you seen the ‘giant corn cob’ along Roxas Boulevard, lately?


 Sharing their awareness campaign about the problems faced by Filipino denture wearers in their everyday life, GSK Polident installs their ‘bigger-than-life’ inflatable depicting a denture biting onto a corn cob. Their first installation happened on May 14, 2015 at the Palacio de Manila along Roxas Boulevard. This first-of-its-kind installation is in their aim to expose the everyday scenario experienced by people who wear dentures. In the media briefing, GSK Polident product manager, Isa Marfori said that Filipino are ‘matiisin.’ She added, “Many Filipinos suffer from the pain of using dentures because we are used to being complacent and the ‘pwede […]

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Save the Children’s SOWM report says child survival rates in Metro Manila improved by 50%


 Metro Manila was listed among top cities in the world to cut mortality rates of children among urban poor, according to 2015 State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM) global data published by Save the Children. The annual global mother’s index report reveals that Metro Manila child survival rates among the urban poor in the last 20 years has improved compared to the other developing countries. Between 1993 and 2008, child mortality rate went from 81 to 38 deaths per 1,000 lives deaths. Afterwards, the poorest urban children went from being less than 5 times as likely to die to being […]

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When you see why netizens raged about this turtle’s situation, you will feel likewise


 On Monday, May 4, Donna Belle Islao posted photos on her Facebook from the last stop of her ‘island hopping’ with her friends at Natago Beach, located in Guimaras Island, where she took a photo of this harmless animal. “Our last island was the ‘Natago Beach’ which our boatman says we could take pictures with the turtles and we were excited to reach the island we even asked our boatman if there’s an entrance fee [but] he didn’t answer us,” Islao said on her Facebook post. As she and her friends wait for their turn, they already saw teenagers having […]

A UNICEF worker talks with the mother of a young girl, injured in Nepal's recent earthquake, at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. You can help children and families affected by the Nepal Earthquake. Donate now at or call 758-1000 / 758-1442 today. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1015/Nybo

UNICEF seeks donations to help children in Nepal


   UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April. With children accounting for half the country’s population, UNICEF fears the disaster, which is reported to have already killed thousands of people, will have a severe impact on children. UNICEF has prepositioned supplies, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins and nutrition supplies, and is working with government and other partners to meet children’s immediate needs in the areas of water and sanitation, child protection, health and nutrition. Viewed 29585 times by 4056 viewers James T. AustriaHello, Hi, […]

Rags2Riches founder Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, as she states her two secrets in keeping the sustained energy that fuels up her passion and make a difference at the same time. (Third person from the right side.)

Nationwide search is on for Pharmaton Life Changers’ Challenge 2015


   Three real life changers spilled their secrets in keeping the energy sustained to achieve their goal, as Pharmaton kicks off their latest endeavor, Pharmaton Life Changer’s Challenge Sincerity and commitment are the two secret ingredients shared by Chef Rob Pengson, a culinary educator.“I believe it starts with sincerity, if you wanna make an impact on other people’s lives, you just really have to be sincere. Number 2 is commitment,” he expressed. Sports advocate Peter “Futkalero Pedro” Amores said that being faithful on what he’s doing is the secret in sustaining the energy. He stated, “Believe in what you’re doing […]

JCI Board of Directors with 2013 BTC Awardee Dr. Raymond Cagape, MD, during the launch for the nomination for BTCA 2015.

Nomination for the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Award 2015 opens


 Being the 2013 BTC Awardee, Dr. Raymond Cagape’s attachment in serving was apparent as he spoke about his experiences during the launch of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Awardee 2015, April 22, in Makati City “Habang kasama ko kayo, it is very classy environment with people in very nice clothes, naalala ko ang mga tao sa aking area,” said Cagape. From the file video that was played, he said that he remembered the children in his area craving for something to eat. Cagape is a physician and philanthropist who volunteers for medical assistance to tribal communities in remote areas. The Blessed […]

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DTI Nat’l Handicrafts Fair to showcase products by Filipino SMEs, APEC economies


 DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair will be featuring products from sixteen regions in the country and also from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies; this is in line with the opportunity for the Philippines to host this year’s APEC summit. Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino will be the theme of this year’s conference and the handicrafts edition of the 2015 SikatPinoy national trade fairs will showcase both indoor and outdoor furniture; house decors; novelty items; and health and wellness products. This is in order to expand the presence and opportunities in the market for Filipino Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from […]

Neurobion® new ambassadors, Ms. Zsa Zsa Padilla and Mr. Paul Soriano.

Neuropathy sends red flags we often ignore; numbness in hands or feet is just one of them


 To raise the awareness about Neuropathy, the damaging of the nerve system, Neurobion invited consumers, as well as media and bloggers at the launch of Neuropathy Awareness Movement, where they tackled important things about this condition and urgent need for an early intervention. According to a recent study, progressing age is one of the reason why people acquire Neuropathy. There will be certain things they will not be able to do and very different from the normal routine. A regular person can type 40 words per minute. On a normal day, a person takes 6,200 steps. With every touch, a person can […]

BIDA CHANGERS. From left to right: Chuckiie Dreyfus, Jim paredes, and Melo Villareal.

Let’s bring out our Filipino spirit and change for the better to become a stronger nation


 It’s almost Christmas and as always, this season brings out the best in us. And right after Christmas, it’s gonna be New Year already. Have you thought of your new year’s resolutions to start the things right for 2015? Krem-Top coffee creamer recently launched Change for the Better campaign spearheaded by Dr. Mina Ramirez, Phd, President, Asian Social Institute. The campaign started in 2012 as a call to action for us Filipinos to be reminded of our core values to commit and sustain the change to become a better person, not just during the turn of the year but all throughout […]