Posted on Nov. 24, 2021, 8:15 p.m.
Vibal Foundation’s (VF) Philippine Cartography 4th edition won the 2020 Gintong Aklat Awards for Social Sciences category. The awarding ceremony was streamed live on the Facebook pages of the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) and Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) on Wednesday afternoon, November 17. VF’s Program Director Kristine E. Mandigma, book editor Dr. Carlos Madrid, and Ms. Denden Quirino, daughter of the book’s author and National Artist Carlos Quirino, gave their acceptance speeches.
Established in 1871, Gintong Aklat Awards is conferred bi-annually by BDAP. The outstanding Philippine books are chosen based on overall excellence—from the quality of production, design, and printing to the quality and significance of content.
Philippine Cartography 1320-1899, Fourth Edition
National Artist Carlos Quirino recounts how the concept of the Philippines emerged as a vague grouping of islands in the early fourteenth century and evolved in fits and starts over half a millennium into its current iconography. The Philippines as a geographical and ideological construct was shaped by a long lineage of cosmographers, cartographers, and artists spanning diverse cultures and times, such as Zhu She Ben, Luo Hong Xian, Abraham Cresques, Francisco Rodrigues, Juan López y Velasco, Diogo Homem, Gerardus Mercator, Sebastian Münster, Robert Dudley, Comte de Lapérouse, Pedro Murillo Velarde, Claudio Montero, Francisco Coello, José Algué, and many others.
From ancient Chinese scrolls, Japanese and Portuguese portolan maps, French scientific surveys, and British merchants’ nautical charts, Quirino weaves a history of heroics and everyday drudgery, of personal and international rivalries, as well as of egregious mistakes and brilliant insights.
Philippine Cartography was first published in a limited edition in 1959 and reissued a second and third time in Amsterdam and Quezon City. For this fourth edition, editor Dr. Carlos Madrid annotated Quirino’s text and added a selection of over 450 new maps to form the largest bibliography of over 1,600 Philippine cartographic materials.
Profusely illustrated with over 200 images, this edition is further enriched with six remarkable foldout maps, among them the outstanding Topographía de la Ciudad de Manila, which is reproduced for the first time in high resolution. This edition is also specially honored with a foreword by renowned historian Ambeth Ocampo and an introduction by international author, Thomas Suárez, who presents a meditation on cartography, the making of the Philippines, and the twenty-first century digitality.
Dr. Madrid also appended three significant essays that considerably widen the author’s avenues of inquiry into the Selden map of Southeast Asia, the unheralded Claudio Montero and his Comisión Hidrográfica de Filipinas, and the world-class achievements of Jesuit father Vicente Memije—together with two Filipino artists, Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay and Lorenzo Atlas.
With its erudite text and unparalleled reproduction of rare maps, views, and plans, this book will delight anyone with an interest in antiquity, history, geography, and maps as instruments of power and rare vessels of beauty.
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Lush Lips by The Icon Clinic: More than Just lip service
June 22, 2023 1:39 p.m.
There are countless songs and stories written about the desire to turn back the clock. Many people want to slow down the aging process and hold on to their youth for a little while longer.
While signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and thinning lips are inevitable as one advances in age, and while it is impossible to turn back time, experts like the medical team of The Icon Clinic can help reverse various signs of aging safely.
Having fuller lips gives one a more youthful appearance, and if one desires to have that bee-stung look, they can seek the help of medical practitioners to undergo a procedure like Lush Lips by The Icon Clinic wherein lip fillers are injected into the lips to give them more volume.
According to Dr. Eric “Yappy” Yapjuangco and his team of specialists, lip fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a sterile, biodegradable, clear and colorless material used widely to enhance volume. Lush Lips, a newly-launched service by The Icon Clinic, is an in-clinic procedure, which usually takes 15 to 30 minutes and the patient may go home after.
While the market is flooded with self-administered hyaluronic pens, Doc Yappy cautions the public against using them.
“Lip fillers should be administered by experienced healthcare practitioners to minimize adverse effects. The hyaluronic acid pens available in the market may not be FDA approved and may not be safe at all to be administered into the lips, let alone be self-administered. I would not advice doing this. It may cause adverse effects like allergic reaction to the product, infection, and may ruin the lips. Also, there are people who are not good candidates for lip fillers like those with oral sores or oral infections,” he said.
Doc Yappy attributes the rising popularity of lip fillers to celebrities and bloggers who have openly admitted to getting them. It is considered by many as a positive thing because it removes the stigma of wanting to enhance one’s appearance through cosmetic procedures.
When asked about the difference between lip fillers and topical lip plumpers, Doc Yappy said, “Lip fillers give volume and shape that lasts for 8 to 12 months (case to case basis). Topical lip plumpers give temporary difference in how the lips would appear, but not as much as having a lip filler. Most lip plumpers will give you that ‘bee stung’ appearance. For longer lasting results, best to have filler injection.”
For people who believe they may have undergone one too many lip filler procedures and are not happy with the results, Doc Yappy assures them that this procedure is reversible as long as what was used was a hyaluronic acid-based filler.
For those who are interested in getting lip fillers, Doc Yappy has this to say, “Look for a clinic that uses FDA-approved products, research on the appearance of the lips that you want to achieve and discuss it with your healthcare provider/injector if this is achievable to manage your expectations.”
For more information about Lush Lips and other procedures offered by The Icon Clinic, please visit www.theiconclinic.com.
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Be a glow-getter, glow better with Mestiza
August 24, 2022 3:21 p.m.
It’s not every day that we feel beautiful and sometimes It’s difficult to feel attractive without the “glow”, that radiance from healthy glowing skin.
When you have good skin, your confidence also improves since you feel in charge of everything – your image, health, and body.
Time to start lighting that spark of confidence and take charge of your glow, through skincare!
Proper skin care can go a long way in improving your overall beauty, it can also affect your self-confidence.
Don’t worry because we know the secret to boosting that confidence to its highest level by making your skin healthy and glowing, say hello to Mestiza!
This wonder soap has long understood the connection between healthy glowing skin and self-confidence and since the skin is connected to self-confidence, having beautiful skin can make one live a more lively, colorful, and confident life!
Mestiza uses the natural benefits of carrots, calamansi, banana, papaya, and extra premium virgin coconut oil to improve the health of your skin and leave it moisturized, clean and healthy.
Each ingredient nourishes and replenishes your skin, improving the look and feel of your skin. The same nutrients you get from fruits and vegetables can also nourish your skin when applied topically and it is important to nourish our skin with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to constantly make it look more vibrant and healthy.
Knowing you are doing the best for your skin will help with your self-confidence, and help create your glow so you can face every challenge in this world!
Know your skin type and use this healthy soap and you can finally say —— Gandang mestiza, Kutis Mestiza!
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Get a chance to own a Joya or an Imao through NFTs
July 14, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Scarletbox.io, the first blue-chip fine arts NFT (Non-Fungible Token) launchpad in Asia, has released its Soft Public Sale featuring National Artists for Visual Arts Jose Joya and Abdulmari Imao, together with their second generation of artists Andre Baldovino and Toym Imao, respectively.
Scarletbox.io aims to bridge the generations of arts and culture into the NFT space with their 2 Legends x 2 Generations drop. This drop features the artworks from the National Artists merged with the art style of their second generation with added animation and music.
What makes this drop special is that these national artists have been sold in auction houses locally and worldwide like Sotheby’s or Christines and are highly respected for their craft. Jose Joya’s record sale for a painting is US $2.2 million.
All artworks dropped are One-of-Ones with historical value and story. Each artwork is different from each other, with beautiful animation.
It’s a collaboration of two generations of artists in one work, all of whom have decades of respected reputation.
It’s the first memento of these four artists to enter the metaverse with their first NFT, truly a special once-in-a-lifetime moment. There is a lot of value in one’s first entry.
Each Founder’s NFT comes with a Limited Edition Collectible Box. It has a live Digital Frame, a vial with a token from the artist, and a certificate of Authenticity. One can now shout out and display his/her animated NFT at home or at work. It’s perfect as a gift to someone special.
This is the only time a Founder’s NFT will be released by Scarletbox. It allows whitelist access to all future drops at a discount. A whitelist is a special privilege to mint ahead of others at a special price.
Now is that chance to own a piece of history.
After a successful over-subscribed Private Sale, Scarletbox now opens its Founder’s NFT sale to everyone in a Soft Public Sale. One just needs to create an account at www.scarletbox.io to be able to purchase. Scarletbox accepts both fiat (peso/USD) and eth. For first timers, Scarletbox is the right place to start learning about NFTs. Its team has helped onboard many first-time happy NFT collectors.
For details, visit www.Scarletbox.io or email email@example.com for any queries or through soc-med: (Twitter) twitter.com/scarletbox_io; (Instagram) instagram.com/scarletbox.io; (Facebook) facebook.com/scarletbox.io; or (Discord) discord.gg/scarletbox.