Tag Archives: New Social Media

Unilab Ideas Positive – Social Media Release

2 Oct

Contact Information

United Laboratories, Inc.
66 United St., Mandaluyong, Philippines
(02) 8581000 / (02) 8581635

Unilab Hosts Youth Camp for Change

Unilab holds its first ever idea generation camp and competition for college students.

With promoting the Bayanihan Spirit among the youth as its goal, Unilab holds Ideas Positive: The Unilab Youth Camp for Change. College students are challenged to come up with fresh and innovative ideas that would effect positive change in their chosen communities. The students’ social marketing ideas should focus on promoting health and wellness.

Fast Facts

  • The Unilab Youth Camp for Change was held last September 23 to 25. Workshops were held during the first two days of the Clinic, and the idea generation contest finals on the third.
  • Workshop tasks were led by Francis Kong, Mark Ruiz, Bam Aquino, Mari Oquinena, Alex Lacson, and Peachy Pacquing.
  • Five finalists were chosen from the 21 entries – “Mamamayang Ayaw sa Dengue” from UST, “Sa Unilab, Bubuti Ka” from De La Salle University Dasmarinas, “Buklod-Bukid: Sowing Nutrition, Reaping Hope” from UA&P, “Adopt a PET” from UP Diliman, and “May Papel Ako” from UP Diliman.
  • The winning team gets the P100,000 seed money prize from Unilab to execute their proposal. They also win a three-day, two-night group vacation package to Boracay.
  • First prize went to UA&P. Teams from UP Diliman and UST became runner-ups.

Useful Quotes

Attributed to Alberto Manlapit, Unilab Corporate Affairs Director

“We at Unilab are glad to partner with the students in translating their positive ideas into action to improve the health and wellness of communities.”

“As our corporate philosophy, Bayanihan is the guiding force that has enabled Unilab to become the leading pharmaceutical company in the country today. This same strength of Bayanihan to draw forth the finest quality of every individual and combine them into something something powerful enough to change lives is something that we’d like to extend outside Unilab through Ideas Positive.”

Useful Links

Ideas Positive Official Website

Unilab Official Website

Unilab Ideas Positive Facebook Page

Inquirer.net Article


The Philippine Star Article

Malaya Article

Suggested tags: unilab, ideas positive, youth camp for change


Ideas Positive Website

The Hosts

The Judges

The Winners

The Champions

Photo credits to Unilab Ideas Positive’s Facebook Page

Link this Article



The End?

25 Sep

So, blog, I guess this is the end.

I’m having a weird, bittersweet feeling as I type this. Partly because I’m glad that this would be over after a few more words, and mainly because I know, despite the toxicity and brain trauma this requirement has brought me, I will miss this.

This blog and I, we’ve been together through love and singlehood, through soberness and drunkenness, through stupidity and brilliance. Yes, we’re lovers like that.

I’m not sure if I should continue this blog though. First, I know that my thoughts need to be backed up by experience, which I still don’t have since I’m not yet an OrCom practitioner. And second, I might give myself a blog break. I’ve been maintaining two blogs and it has gotten to the point where I got tired updating both.

But, to wrap up this whole blogging experience, I am convincing myself to continue this blog. Sounds like identity crisis, right? Hahaha.


1. It develops self-discipline. It takes a certain level of discipline to constantly update a blog, especially if it is of a certain field (communications, for example) and not just a personal blog. Extra time and thoughts, they’re hard to schedule. And if you can always make time for blogging, congratulations, you’re developing a greater sense of commitment.

2. It is a portfolio. It documents thoughts that might never cross your mind again. Many years from now, you can visit your blog again, and revisit your thoughts, too. As the famous saying goes, if it’s not written, it does not exist.

3. It captures moments of brilliance. Many times, you won’t know that you know something until you’re typing it already. Does blogging make you more intelligent? Maybe. Does it uncover things you never thought you knew? Definitely.

4. It gives you a more credible online footprint. Social networking sites don’t really have so much weight when employers are looking for what you have to say. SNS profiles should not be corporate-ish. So you need an outlet where people can see how you think and what skills you can offer in the field you want to be in someday.

5. It is fulfilling. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your blog move as you post new entries, and seeing people comment on them (especially if they’re not required to HAHA). And the best thing is, it makes you more popular online. 😉

So there. I hope I’ll continue blogging. I hope you do too. Let’s make the online world more colorful. More bloggers, more fun.

See you around, loves!

Push Button to Stalk *insert cutie’s name here*

25 Sep

What if Facebook makes stalking “legal”?

Remember my post about Google bringing out stalking in the real world? Well, Facebook stalking stays online. But this time, it’s going to be more legit.

Facebook is apparently testing a ‘stalker button’. This subscription feature allows users to receive alerts whenever a certain person does something on Facebook. You’ll get notifications in your notifications bar whenever your “stalkee” posts a new status or uploads new content.

This feature might be useful for those who want to be constantly updated about their friends’ and family’s activities. Especially when you have a lot of Facebook friends already, it’s hard to sift through that mixture of nice+ugly things called the News Feed.

But when put in the hands of an envious friend, a jealous ex (or a girlfriend jealous of the ex for that matter *evil laugh*), or an insecure boss, the ‘stalker button’ may be more of a weapon than a tool. Always knowing what someone is doing abolishes whatever kind of relationship it is that you have with that person, and the boundaries that comes with that relationship. Of course, I know all of us has his or her own stalker moments every once in a while. But to receive notifications effortlessly? That’s just too easy. And what’s scarier is that it somehow gives stalking a more innocent face – I’m just subscribed to his/her updates blah blah blah.

When put in the hands of corporations, the ‘stalker button’ is more of an information gathering tool. By just subscribing to people’s profiles, they can now monitor what consumers are doing and when they do it. It will save companies millions of pesos (or dollars, for that matter) in consumer research and insight work.

But the question is, is this ethical? Facebook has yet to come up with specific terms for this feature, but I hope that they won’t overlook privacy along the way.