Why Is PMAP An Institution In The Modeling Industry + What Is A Modéle?

In response to what they believed were conditions in the fashion-modeling industry that needed to be professionalized, top-caliber models founded the Professional Models Association of the Philippines, or PMAP, in 1987. They sought for reasonable working hours and standardized compensation for model bookings. “As a union we are vocal with our rights.  As an association, we have a vision of what we want to become in the future,” says one of the original members, Tina Maristela-Ocampo, who co-founded the organization with co-models Ronnie Asuncion and Robert David.

PMAP is the very first of its kind in Asia, and probably the world. It is the only organization of models run by models themselves, each confident of their own talents, abilities and capabilities to manage and plan their modeling careers. Established on February 11, 1987, the PMAP aims to “uplift, protect and professionalize the modeling industry in the Philippines, and to develop and stabilize, national and international awareness, participation, involvement and competition in the field of modeling.”

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Honda Unveils New Gen-S Motorcycle In November

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Honda, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and well-known for the most technologically-advanced Scooters with Smart Engines and the most powerful Sports Engine it its class, is proud to present the New Generation 150cc Liquid-cooled DOHC 6-speed racing engine born out of Moto GP DNA. 

Motorcylce and racing fans will all be enthused to see the new Honda Gen-S model in action as Honda unveils it to the public for the first time on 15 November, 2015 at this year’s Inside Racing Grand Prix {IRGP}.

To get first dibs on the latest Honda Gen-S model, and to learn more about the Honda Gen-S Stories, do visit the Honda website,  www.hondaph.com or follow their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hondaph.

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Health + Wellness: 6 Oral Care Myths Busted + Tips On How To Care For Our Pearly Whites

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Developing good oral habits early on in life is crucial for every child, as the good health of their milk teeth will pave the way for healthy permanent teeth. It is both challenging and frustrating as teaching our little ones good oral habits can really be quite tricky. My little man, for instance, would have a number of alibis before going to the bathroom to brush his teeth, and now that we have established a regular routine, the trick lies in making sure he cleans his chompers thoroughly and completely so we can prevent toothaches and tooth decay.

Recent survey shows that 9 out of 10 Grade 1 public school students aged 6 years old in the Philippines have cavities and that our country is far behind other Western Pacific Region countries in terms of oral health. The 2 most commn oral health problems plaguing us are dental caries and periodontal diseases, which can be avoided by improving oral health conditions among pre-school children and inculcating a positive oral health behavior to children entering school age. It would also prove to be helpful if we rely on reputable dental clinics like Comprehensive Family Dental for all our dental concerns. 

Oral Care Myths Busted!

Before going through the tips that would help us care for our pearly whites better let us first bust a number oral care myths.

Myth #1: It is best to rinse with a non-alcoholic based mouthwash immediately after brushing.

Busted: Fluoride in your toothpaste will be washed away if you do that it is best to allow 30 minutes to pass before rinsing with a mouthwash. It is true, though, that you should use a non-alcoholic based mouthwash. It is also recommended to rinse with a mouthwash before brushing to soften plaque and loosed particles between teeth.

Myth #2: The acidity of your food or drink must be considered before brushing your teeth.

Busted: Because of the acidic nature of the food you ate or juice/cola you drink, the outermost portion of the tooth is porous during this time and immediate brushing can cause enamel abrasions exposing the dentin causing tooth sensitivity.

Myth 3: Tooth stains are only caused by external factors.

Busted: There are 2 kinds of  tooth stains ~ intrinsic and extrinsic. The extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn intrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early. Intrinsic stains are those that form on the interior of teeth. Intrinsic stains result from trauma, aging, exposure to minerals {like tetracycline} during tooth formation and/or excessive ingestion of fluoride. 

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