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Online Doktora for your health concerns…

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

That thing that sprouts in places where you least expected… Looks like a pimple at first that’s why you ignore it but after days… It becomes bigger and painful, with redness and pus inside… You don’t know what to do with it and you’re too shy to tell anyone because of that “invasive” spot. Little did you know that it spreads in some other places that is very uncomfortable… you can’t walk, you can’t talk about it and just bear the pain inside…

Here comes Online Doktora

Online Doktora is a Filipino podcast that discusses and explains topics concerning overall health and wellness. Your ONLINE DOKTORA, Anna Katharina Garcia-Peña, RN, MD, MPH, will always be ready to answer your questions about health and wellness. All podcast episode is in Filipino (Tagalog) format that made it unique and listener friendly made for Filipinos here and abroad. You can also e-mail her for your questions and get the chance to be aired in her next episode…

Going back to the issue above… listen and be aware… (Click the link below)

Just a brief background of the host…
Anna Katharina Garcia-Peña is a registered nurse and a licensed physician in the Philippines. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She is currently a university professor teaching nursing courses.

And Yes, She’s my mom!

Catch her at and

Join the very first Nurse’s funrun 2010 on December 5! :]

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Fun Run is becoming a craze now with its different advocacies and causes. Who would have thought NURSES would have its first ever FUN RUN for a cause.

Philippine Nursing Opportunities Conference and Expo presents:

The very 1st NURSE’S FUN RUN 2010 PARA SA KINABUKASAN on December 5, 2010 at the CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Manila.
This is not only for Licensed Nurses but also for nursing student or nursing graduate.

The event aims to promote camaraderie among nurses and those in the nursing career, health and wellness through a fun activity and most especially, raise the awareness on the “challenges” faced by nurses in our country…

The registration fee for the FunRun is 600 pesos per pair— which means that the event is a “buddy” system Fun Run where pairs compete for a 3.5 km. run. The pair should start and finish the race together.

Here are the steps for those who are interested to join:

1. You may pre-register online, pay the registration fee at any Metrobank branches (Metrobank Savings Account No: 3-168-08523-1; Account Name: Elite Consultancy / Emma San Juan


Participants can also register and pay the Registration Fee at any of the Rachell Allen branches:
Rachell Allen Taft branch
3rd Flr. E, 1428 Joshua Center Bldg., Taft Ave. Manila (in front of PGH) (look for Muz, Tel No: 527-3168)
Rachell Allen Ortigas branch
2604 Raffles Corporate Center, F. Ortigas, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (look for LA, Tel No: 914-1379)
Rachell Allen Sucat branch
2nd Flr, 8133-8135 Leo’s Bldg., Dr. A. Santos Ave., Sucat, Parañaque City (look for Jen, Tel No: 487-6974)

2. Claim the Fun Run kit at any Rachell Allen branches or during the actual event. Just present the pre-registration form and deposit slip.
3. Text your full name with the code NRSFUNRUN and the date / Metrobank branch where you made the deposit, to 0921-3792810 for confirmation.

Take note that participants should be at least 16 yrs. Old and one member of the team must be either a nursing student, nurse graduate or licensed nurse; just present a nursing student ID or PRC license during registration

This is a great event if you don’t have something to do or you might want to come with your friends for bonding or your special someone.

For more information about the event please click here.

See you at the finish line nurses! :]]

iPhone 4 is now here :] Early Christmas gift?!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Just this day, my lil sister, Roxanne excitedly told me that iPhone 4 is already here. I was like, you go buy it and let me have your old iPhone. Lol!

I was never really a fan of Apple but I like how classy, stylish, elegant and useful it is for a techie person. Anyway, she told me how advanced this iPhone 4 is and I must admit I fell “inlove” with it too.

Each brand has made their own version of touch screen phones or I must say “iphone-ish” look and features. However, they will never beat Apple because iPhone is iPhone and iPhone 4 is here for you to explore and enjoy.

The iPhone 4 have these interesting features all in one phone:

  • Video call or what they call “FaceTime”, since it has 2 cameras one focused to you and one to everything/everyone else
  • High resolution and sharpest phone screen you can ever have which they call, RetinaDisplay
  • Multi-tasking feature, in which, you can use different apps simultaneously
  • High Definition Video recording and editing function, perfect for capturing those precious moments with your friends and loved ones
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED Flash, for an iPhone, it is definitely an upgrade.

There is so much more to learn about iPhone 4 here. It is perfect not only for entertainment purposes and reaching out to your loved ones but also for business.

Globe launched the iPhone 4 in the country last, September 24,2010 with a range of customizable plans designed for iPhone customers. What’s more is that you can experience iPhone 4 through booths at Greenbelt and Glorietta.

The full pricing and availability details for iPhone 4 in the Philippines will be available soon on their website.

I now know what I want for Christmas. AHEM! :]]

July 2010 Nursing Licensure Examination Deadline of Filing | Requirements for filing | Nurse Application Form

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

A new schedule of licensure examination for nurses has been announced for the year 2010. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that the board examination has been moved for June and November to July and December.

According to PRC, the Nursing Licensure Examination will be on July 3 and 4, 2010 and December 12 and 13, 2010.

The change of the schedule is in compliance with the Commission Resolution No. 2009-537 dated November 13, 2009.

With this news, BSN graduates will have ample time to review for the board examination. I can definitely say that this is a good news for everyone.

The application for July 3 and 4 2010 Nursing Licensure Examination is now on-going. Deadline for submission is on:

April 14, 2010 – Repeaters
May 14, 2010 – First Timers

Click here to know the requirements needed for your application.

Applications can be filed at:
PRC Manila (Central Office or EVER Gotesco Branch)
PRC Regional Offices and its satellite offices.
There will also be a one-day campus processing of applications in some schools. (Venues and dates will be announced later)

There will be NO EXTENSION of the deadline. It is advised that applicants will file early to avoid long queues of line.

Download the Nurse Application form HERE.

November 2009 Nursing Licensure Examination Result

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

A total of 37, 527 out of 94,462 nursing graduates passed the November 2009 licensure examination

See full article here.

November 2009 Nursing Licensure Examination Results


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