Mindanao gets ready for Summer Peace Festival 2013
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With war, violence and corruption dominating coverage about Mindanao in the mainstream media, it’s no wonder the island seems off-limits to the average Filipino.
For decades, repeated appeals and numerous efforts to bring peace to the region have yielded little results.
In an effort to change the perception of the region and foster peace in the region, a group of young individuals with roots in Mindanao spearheads a week-long collaborative festival in Northern and Western Mindanao.
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This April 26 to May 1, 2013, Good Karma Productions, Muni Productions and Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. invite you to two events, collectively dubbed the Summer Peace Festival 2013.
The organizers seek to spread peace by promoting Mindanao’s art, culture, eco-tourism, food and music—thereby supporting the region’s artists and musicians.
The first leg, Luna Musika Lawaig will be on April 26-28, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro, while the second Leg, Paz Musica del Mar will be on April 29 to May 1, 2013 in Zamboanga City.
Participating are numerous international and local musicians, artists and artisans, chefs and educators; while tons of outdoor activities and seminars await guests.

Learn how to design robots at Powerbooks workshop
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Encourage creativity and this summer through Powerbooks’ R4K: Robotics for Kids Workshop.
Intended for kids ages 10 to 15 years old, the workshop aims to expand knowledge on robots and provide hands-on instructions on designing their own robots via Lego Mindstorms.
Workshop fee is Php 4,000 for six sessions on April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 and 12, from 3 to 5 PM at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4. Laking National and Powercard members can get a 10% discount off the program fee.
Limited slots available! To reserve call Powerbooks at 757-6428 to 29 or register at the Customer Service Counter of Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4.

Poster- R4K (PB)

Run from the heat with David Beckham’s shoes
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I used to run as a child and seriously thought I was good. But then a sharp pain would shoot up on my lower right side every time I ran.
My elder brother Manolo had appendicitis when we were kids, so I became paranoid whenever I ran and had that pain.
Now that I’m older, I found out I could no longer run. I mean I can run for only a minute and go back to walking.
Meanwhile, my other brother Dennis lost so much weight running, and I have all kinds of excuses not to work out, such as the traffic, the time, the hot weather.
If heat and running matter to you, here’s a running shoe which provides ventilation from all sides for improved running performance, endorsed by David Beckham, no less.

David Beckham Adidas
David Beckham Adidas

New ventilation channels across the outsole and the use of climacool® material on the upper of the shoe help sweat to evaporate.
In addition, the COOLEVER lining, a special clover-shaped yarn, keeps the foot cool, dry and comfortable during the run. The achieved performance benefit of 360° ventilation reduces thermal stress and discomfort during workouts and results in increased running performance.

Adidas climacool

The benefit of 360° ventilation is highlighted in the new climacool® launch film, directed by Nathan Price and developed by 180LA. While the rest of the city tries to get any bit of breeze with the help of hand-held fans and airconditioners, David Beckham enjoys a cool and ventilated run in his climacool® Revolution.

The new climacool® Revolution running shoe is available in adidas Sport Performance stores and other sports retailers nationwide with a recommended retail price of PHP 6,895.
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The Last days of Pope John Paul II
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Tomorrow, April 2nd, marks the 8th death anniversary of Pope John Paul II.
I wrote such a brief entry about the event, even though it affected me profoundly during that time.
Last night I stayed up late watching this CNN documentary on the weeks leading to his death in 2005.
Finally it made me understand why the Pope chose to stay in position while physically suffering and deteriorating before our very eyes.
The documentary reminded me how blessed I am to have known him as Pope for 26 years, and helped me appreciate the subsequent election of Pope Benedict XV.

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