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Understanding Your Child Preview: “Capturing your child’s life moments with an iPhone 4” (October 2011)

Shhh! Don’t wake him up. (August 31, 2011)

Below is an excerpt from my upcoming Baby Magazine article entitled, “Capturing your child’s life moments with an iPhone 4” which will be hitting newsstands and magazine shops next month.

As a first-time father, I made a decision early on that I wanted to always be in a position to capture my child’s life moments.   I also knew that the camera that I would eventually choose would have to meet a very demanding criterion—one that would not only consider picture and video quality but also the weight, size, functionality, portability, and durability of the device.

After a period of research on the latest smart phones and digital recorders, I felt that Apple’s iPhone 4 stood tall primarily on its camera features and quality third-party applications.

Here is a list of 40 built-in, free, or paid iPhone applications for you to consider:

Read more about the list in this October’s Understanding Your Child column.

Only in Baby Magazine.

Baby Magazine celebrates 15 years!

I just wanted to congratulate the Philippines’ premiere parenting magazine–Baby Magazine on their 15th anniversary!  Great job guys and wishing you only more success!

Talk on “A Champion Spirit in Every Child” (Championship DNA)

The theme for Superkids 2011 is “Developing the ‘Champion Mindset’ and ‘Creativity’ in every child for the 21st century.”

Potentia, Inc. has invited me to be one of their guest speakers for Super Kids 2011 – Supporting Creative, Learning, Championship Minds on September 16, 2011 at 3:30-4:45 P.M.  The theme of this year’s conference will be on “Developing the ‘Champion Mindset’ and ‘Creativity’ in every child for the 21st century” and my talk will focus on “A Champion Spirit in Every Child.

This two-day event will run from September 16-17, 2011 (8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex, Pasay City, Philippines and caters to parents, teachers, educators, students, and to anyone who works with children.

For more information, visit

Talk on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management for 2nd REP-Asia

The 2nd Neuropathic Pain Resource Exchange Programme for Asia is sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.

On July 23, 2011, I will be among several speakers at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza for the third day of the 2nd Neuropathic Pain Resource Exchange Programme for Asia (2nd REP-Asia).  REP-Asia is a training course for young pain practitioners from all over Asia and will run from July 22-25, 2011.

The topic of my 3:00 pm talk will be on “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management.” (Click here for the handout)


Talk on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management

The 6th Annual Pain Symposium 2011 will be held in the 8th Floor Auditorium, Tower II, Makati Medical Center tomorrow (April 12, 2011).

The 6th Annual Pain Symposium, a program sponsored by the relaunched Makati Medical Center (MMC) Pain Control Clinic, will be held tomorrow (April 12, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at the 8th floor auditorium, Tower II, Makati Medical Center, Makati City.

As one of the symposium’s nine speakers, my topic will be an introduction to “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management.” (Click here for the handout)

Registration is free.

Programme Schedule:

  1. Introduction to Pain Management and Pain Control Clinic Overview – Henry Lu, M.D. (9:00 – 9:30 AM)
  2. Updates on Fibromyalgia – Jose Paulo Lorenzo, M.D. (9:30 – 10:00 AM)
  3. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management – Ramon Eduardo G. Villasor, Ph.D. (10:00 – 10:30 AM)
  4. The ABC’s of Headache – Regina Macalintal-Canlas, M.D. (11:00 – 11:30 AM)
  5. Post-Operative Pain Management – Merle Odi, M.D. (11:30 AM – 12:00 NN)
  6. Image Guided Pain Management – Ramon Santos-Ocampo, M.D. (1:00 – 1:30 PM)
  7. Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty – David Cabatan, M.D. (1:30 – 2:00 PM)
  8. Updates on NSAIDs – Josephine Lu, M.D. (2:30 – 3:00 PM)
  9. Neurosurgical Intervention in Pain Management – Eric Flores, M.D. (3:00 – 3:00 PM)

Talk on Motivating Today’s Young Athletes (Basketball)

My Most Improved Player Award (Level 1) is proudly displayed in my office today.

Last February, Milo B.E.S.T. Basketball (Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training) invited me to speak to several of their coaches on the subject of motivation.  The talk, entitled, “Motivating Today’s Young Athletes” will be held in the World Citi College Gymnasium in Caloocan City on March 5, 2011 (Saturday) from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 N.N.


Meeting Coach Nicanor “Nic” Jorge after 20 years

After my talk last Saturday, I got a chance to sit down and talk basketball with Milo B.E.S.T. founder Coach Nic Jorge.

Needless to say, it was a great and far different experience from the one that I had with him as a student 20 years ago.

Coach Nic, thank you and keep doing what you’re doing.

Talk on Understanding Adolescent Depression

Returning to my alma mater on January 26, 2011.

The DLS-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Center for Counseling Services has invited me on January 26, 2011 (Wednesday) to give a talk entitled, “Understanding Adolescent Depression.”  The talk is one of the many activities scheduled for the DLS-CSB’ Center for Counseling Services Week (Theme: “Community Spirit Building through Compassionate and Caring Services” – January 24-28, 2011) that aims to build an awareness on adolescent depression and available on-campus counseling services.

The talk will be held in the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater on January 26, 2011 (Wednesday) from 1:00-2:20 P.M.