Monday, September 12, 2011

Charity Blogging for Cancer Awareness

I was talking to my wife a week ago about her experience getting his second of three shots of anti-cervical cancer vaccine and she really squirms to recall the ill-feeling of dose.

I told her it's for her own good. At least, she will be safe for life against the disease that is reported to be the second most common type of cancer among women in the Philippines especially if she completes the required doses before the end of the year.

Two vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, are available to prevent HPV infection.  I have been a believer of the old saying that prevention is the best cure.  So, I recommend investing on any of the two brands which you can inquire in the nearest clinic or hospital in your area.

CECAP or Cervical Cancer Prevention Program is working towards eliminating cervical cancer in the Philippines.  The group is also striving to develop centers of excellence for service, training, and research for healthcare providers and advocates.  This center shall be a model for the prevention of cervical cancer especially for the underserved.  You can reach them via tel. no. 523-3274 or email:

Here are some Cervical cancer facts that I got from online info hub

"Causes and risk factors for cervical cancer have been identified and include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, having many sexual partners, smoking, taking birth control pills, and engaging in early sexual contact.  The most common symptoms and signs of cervical cancer are abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain.    Cervical cancer can be diagnosed using a Pap smear or other procedures that sample the cervix tissue.  Chest X-rays, CT scan, MRI, and a PET scan may be used to determine the stage of cervical cancer.  Cancer of the cervix requires different treatment than cancer that begins in other parts of the uterus."

I would also like to ask fellow bloggers to participate in “Charity Blogging for Cancer Awareness” organized by blogger Stef dela Cruz of Life and Fever. Through this event, we can help increase cancer awareness. In addition, for every 10 blogs that join this affair, she will donate one Prosure formula to CanShare, a support group for cancer warriors and survivors. To join, follow the mechanics below:

1. Write a blog post of 300 words on cancer. The goal is to increase cancer awareness, so writing useful information on cancer detection and prevention are ideal.

2. Link to this URL: and inform your readers about Charity Blogging for Cancer Awareness.

3. Mention in your blog post that a whole-day event for cancer patients and survivors is to be held this December. The event will include contests, freebies, inspirational talks, and performances. Donations are accepted and may be forwarded via PayPal to doc_alma_jones (at) yahoo (dot) com.

4. Using the comment form below, post the URL of your blog entry.

5. For every ten blog entries, CanShare receives one Prosure package. (Prosure is a nutrition formula that helps manage weight loss due to cancer.)

6. Deadline of entries: September 30, 2011, 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Calls for text vote for Palawan's Underground River

Are you one proud Pinoy and want to do something to help uplift the image of our country to the international scene?

Well, you can do it with just a simple text.

Even President Noynoy Aquino has asked all Filipinos to support the call for text vote,“I need your help. I need text votes so that the Palawan underground river will be proclaimed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.” This was his message during a recent students-educators conference where he encourage everyone to take part in the government’s campaign to promote Palawan’s Underground River.
Here's the complete details of the campaign:

Mobile users who wish to get more information about the polling service will have to send in N7W to 2861.  They will be charged for every successfully sent message:

Globe – P2.50
Smart – P2.50
Sun – P2.00

When users wish to send their text votes, they will have to text PPUR, PPUR7, and/or PPUR15 to 2861. They will be charged and will receive a confirmation reply for every successful text.

Globe Subscribers*
1 vote – “PPUR” to 2861 (P2.50 each text)
10 votes – “PPUR7” to 2861 (P20.00 each text)
15 votes – “PPUR15” to 2861 (P30.00 each text)

Sun Subscribers*
1 vote – “PPUR” to 2861 (P2.50 each text)
7 votes – “PPUR7” to 2861 (P15.00 each text)
15 votes – “PPUR15” to 2861 (P30.00 each text)

Smart Subscribers*
1 vote – “PPUR” to 2861 (P2.50 each text)
7 votes – “PPUR7” to 2861 (P15.00 each text)
15 votes – “PPUR15” to 2861 (P30.00 each text)

*Exclude the double quote (“) when texting.

*Note: Free PPUR Trivia for every PPUR keyword sent & free wallpaper for every PPUR7 and PPUR15 sent.

Voting Period is extended until November 11, 2011 as per DTI-NCR approval.