July 2010

Café 5845 Kraft Eden Cheese and MIHCA

by Anna Katharina on July 26, 2010

in Events,Food,Product Promo

“It is the world’s first cheese café that will serve the most number of cheese dishes at 5, 845”.

5845 is the number that shook the culinary world last December 14, 2009. It was when the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) and Kraft Eden Cheese successfully created 5,845 unique cheese-infused dishes in one day, a Guinness world record-breaking milestone.

Café 5845 is at SM Mall of Asia North Living Seaside Boulevard area, it will serve pasta such as Penne Amatriciana with Shrimp & Mushroom, BBQ Pork w/ Cheesy Bechamel Sauce as one of the main courses. Vegetarian pizzas to satisfy vegetarian guests and of course, sandwiches such as Chicken and Cheese Panina lined up in the menu, guests are sure to indulge in a unique dining experience.

Café 5845 will serve a different menu everyday and will be featuring some of the dishes used in the record-breaking 5,845 dishes. Café 5845 cheese dishes are at affordable prices.

Friends we don’t have any reason not to visit Café 5845, Guinness world record, finest food prepared by MIHCA staff, and dishes enriched with Kraft Eden Cheese.

Ang Sarap ng Buhay !


  • is an acute infectious disease manifested initially with fever.


Aedes aegypti, the transmitter of the disease, is a daybiting mosquito which lays eggs in clear and stagnant water found in flower vases, cans, rain barrels,old rubber tires, etc. The adult mosquitoes rest in dark places of the house.

Signs and Symptoms

• Sudden onset of high fever which may last 2 to 7 days.
• Joint & muscle pain and pain behind the eyes.
• Weakness
• Skin rashes – maculopapular rash or red tiny spots on the skin called petechiae
• Nosebleeding when fever starts to subside
• Abdominal pain
• Vomiting of coffee-colored matter
• Dark-colored stools

Prevention and Control
• Cover water drums and water pails at all times to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
• Replace water in flower vases once a week.
• Clean all water containers once a week. Scrub the sides well to remove eggs of mosquitoes sticking to the sides.
• Clean gutters of leaves and debris so that rain water will not collect as breeding places of mosquitoes.
• Old tires used as roof support should be punctured or cut to avoid accumulation of water.
• Collect and dispose all unusable tin cans, jars, bottles and other items that can collect and hold water.

Note: from HEALTH ADVISORY . National Center for Health Promotion. National Center for Disease Prevention and Control

For more health advisories visit alagangnars.com


As of September 1, 2010, the DOH reported 62,503 Dengue cases with 465 deaths recorded..

Secretary of HEALTH Dr Enrique Ona said that instead of confining patients in a hospital facility, parents and caregivers can practice the D.E.N.G.U.E. strategy. D.E.N.G.U.E. stands for D – daily monitoring of patient’s status, E – encourage intake of oral fluids like oresol, water, juices, etc, N – note any dengue warning signs like persistent vomiting and bleeding, G – give paracetamol for fever and NOT aspirin, because aspirin induces bleeding, U – use mosquito nets and E – early consultation is advised for any warning signs.

Waterless Metro-Manila

by Anna Katharina on July 20, 2010

in Community,Health Sense,Newsbits

Waterless Metro-Manila

Ninety seven percent of the water supply for Metro-Manila comes directly from Angat Dam, with the 3 to 4 % supplied by ground water from deep wells. The worst has come, water in Angat Dam is at 157.7 meters, 22 meters below the critical level.

The lowest water level recorded in Angat Dam happened in 1998, was 158.15 meters. In 1998, the customer base was only 3.3 million, in 2010, there are approximately 6.1 million. Demand for water has been high because of commercialization and the proliferation of condominiums and subdivisions.

The hardest hit areas are the ones serviced by Maynilad Water, one of the two water concessionaires; the other one is Manila Water. Maynilad water service area covers the West Zone. These areas include: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Malabon, Manila, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Parañaque, Valenzuela, parts of Quezon City, a part of Makati, Cavite City, and the municipalities of Rosario, Imus, Noveleta, Bacoor, and Kawit in Cavite.

Metro Manila residents are experiencing six-hour water service reductions. The said water service reductions will last until July 23, or perhaps until water levels in Angat Dam return to its normal levels. Maybe we need another “Ondoy” to fill the Angat Dam to its normal level.

What I am afraid about this development would be the implications on health. Will our water be safe for drinking? That can mean surge of diarrheal diseases, if water is not handled in a sanitary manner. People will stock water in containers, and Dengue mosquito loves clear stagnant water as their breeding ground. Dengue cases in Metro Manila have increased in the last six months. In addition, hand washing is the standard way of preventing any infection.

The clear view is we have to make a remedy now, because water demand by 2016, will be enormous. We all have to do our share, water is life!

Applying Acne Medication

by Anna Katharina on July 11, 2010

in Beauty,Health Concerns,Skin Care

Some tips to remember when applying acne medication:

Applying acne medications may sometimes cause slight irritation such as dryness, burning and tightness of the skin. However, this is normal and related to its active ingredients. A remedy would be to apply the acne medication one at a time, or every other day until the skin gets use to it. Applying a light moisturizer in the morning can help.

If the acne medication is cream  or gel based, just squeeze a pea size to your fingertip. This is sufficient enough to cover the entire face. But be sure to avoid applying around the yes and lips because these are very sensitive areas wherein the skin is thin. These are medications you are using so reactions can happen if you apply too much.

Clean the face properly. If you wear make-up such as foundation or concealers, be sure to use a make-up remover (cream or lotion based), wash the face gently with mild cleanser and pat dry, do not rub the face nor use hand towels. The face should be clean and dry; residue make-up acts like a barrier so absorption of the medication will be lesser, thereby makes it ineffective.

Excessive exposure to sunlight or UV radiation should be avoided.

Never use other topical acne medications not recommended by your physician because this may cause interactions, or may produce additive irritant effects with your present prescribed drug.

It is best to consult your dermatologist for the proper acne drug suited for the specific type of acne. It is best you have your doctor’s guidance on how to properly apply the acne medication, the length of the acne treatment, the possible reactions that can happen and what to do in such cases.

Be consistent in applying your acne medication. Results cannot be seen overnight, the skin needs time to recover. Compliance to the acne treatment depends on you. Best result is seen when you apply the medication consistently.