Saturday, November 15, 2008

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On Friday, November 21, new exciting quality mixed lifestyle and shopping experiences, entertainment and services await shoppers at SM City North EDSA as it will open its new redeveloped Annex Building specially set to establish new benchmarks in the shopping world.
The new 92,830 square meter, six level Annex, which is located on the site of the old Annex building, was designed to create an enjoyable and festive shopping and entertainment environment while becoming an iconic symbol in Metro Manila’s rapidly changing and growing cityscape and community.
The exterior of the new Annex is a simple block clad in undulating perforated aluminum panels. In the context of the total redevelopment, the facade treatment is carried over to the Main Mall and The Block. The facade is interspersed by either glass or metal-clad cubes. The undulations of the cladding panels make for a very dynamic composition.
The eastern end of the Annex overlooking the park will consist of a monumental glass wall, which will stretch the whole height of this end wall. This creates a grand shop front from which the atrium, its scenic lifts, as well as various retail outlets and restaurants, can be seen from the park, thereby merging indoor and outdoor experiences, and integrating these two components of the mall.
The choice of aqua suggests an affinity with the other SM Malls, Megamall and the Mall of Asia. In all, a dynamic composition is aimed to give the mall a distinctive architectural identity with a balance of dynamism and elegance.
In the annex interiors, tenants are arranged along the ribbon-like atrium with vertical circulation provided by escalators and lifts at the opposite ends of the so-called ribbon.
The interiors are clean and modern, and centered around a curvilinear atrium. Daylight is provided through a series of circular glass cones set into the ceiling, giving the interior a light airy feeling. The new Annex’s tenant mix will include high-end retail, various dining establishments, a massive Cyberzone, a game arcade and a bowling center, creating a cutting-edge mix of shopping and entertainment.
Its Lower Ground floor include leisure shops while its Upper Ground Floor consists of general services. Nourishment and indulgence shops will be on the Second Floor, while specialty shops and fashion finds completes the Third Floor. The biggest Cyberzone is the attraction at the fourth and fifth floors, while an upcoming call center will be on the sixth floor.
Among the tenants that will open on November 21 include Coffee Experience, Foot For the Gods, Headway, Mang Inasal, Vivere, Skin Perfect and Far East Medical for the Lower Ground Floor.
For the Upper Ground Floor, Banco De Oro, Imono and RJ Guitar will also be opening and Montre will be opening at the Second Floor
Apple & Eve, Bakers Passion, Black Sheep, Cocco, Diego, KFC, Oxygen, Penshoppe, Photoline, Pink Box, Whoops will open at the Annex’s Third Floor.
For the Fifth floor Techie stores that will open on November 21 are Accent Micro, Asianic, Data Blitz, Data Ventures, Datacore/PC Gadgets, Dataview, Fone Twist, Games and Gadgets, Gigahertz, Octagon, Premium Logic, Silicon Valley, SST Laptop, TCA and Villman.
The new Annex at the SM City North EDSA opens on Friday, November 21.

Philippine Geodetic Network gagamitin ng DENR

Ni Gladys Alfonso

LUCENA CITY- Isang makabagong Network ang itinayo ng pamahalaan na tinatawag na Philippine Geodetic Network o PGN na gumagamit ng teknolohiyang Global Positioning System o GPS sa pagkuha ng mga bagay- bagay tungkol sa mga datos at impormasyon na pangangasiwaan ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources o DENR.

Sa ilalim ng programang ng DENR na PRS92 Program sa pamamagitan ng Steering Committee na magtataguyod ng pinagsama-samang gawain sa pagsa-sarbey at pagmamapa sa Pilipinas, magiging pangtulong ito upang tiyakin ang pinag-isa at hindi nababago at mapagkatiwalaang Geographic Information Data Base na ginagamit sa mga gawaing pagpaplano, pamamalakad at pagpapasiya ng pamahalaan at mga organisasyong pribado.

Kinabibilangan nito ng reporma at pamamahala sa lupa, pagpapaunlad sa mga imprastraktura at enerhiya , inisyatibong Panlipunan at Pangkpaligiran, mga gawaing pang-Marina at pang karagatan, pag-iwas sa sakuna at panganib.

Ang PRS 92 ay katulad ng Pambansang Network ng Geodetic Points o GCPs na minamarkahan ang monumentong pang –sarbey o mga mohon na pinamamalagi gamit ang teknolohiyang GPS.

Ang GPS ay sistema para sa lahat ng panahon, higit na tiyak na ganap na nagbabago sa operasyon ng nabigasyon at pagsasarbey.

Upang maisakatuparan ang PRS92 inilabas ni Pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ang EO-321, na naglalaan ng kinakailangang pondo at naglalabas ng mga tuntunin sa pagsasakatuparan.

Ang NAMRIA lands Management Bureau at ang DENR Regional Operations Committee ang mg pangunahing responsible sa pagpapatupad ng batas.

Officers’ Ladies Club of PRO CALABARZON carry out Tree Planting Activity

Another tree planting project was initiated by the PNP Officers’ Ladies Club held at the right portion of Camp Vicente Lim Gate adjacent to camp perimeter fence this morning of November 13, 2008.
PCSUPT RICARDO I PADILLA,RD of PRO CALABARZON and Mrs. Grace Padilla , Adviser of PRO 4A Officer Ladies Club led the said project with Mrs. Lorna Palmera, President,PRO4B PNP Officers Ladies Club and Mrs. Nernane “Nenie” Magtibay, President, PRO4A Officers Ladies Club; PRO 4A Staffs, PSSUPT NESTOR R PASTORAL, C,RPCRD and PNP personnel.
The project was conducted to support the program by planting agricultural crops in all PNP Camp’s idle lots. This is also a continuing project in which PRO4A personnel will obtain knowledge and skills in cultivating the backyard and container vegetables gardening, the effective solutions to the increasing prices of basic commodities in the market.
“I am also glad that many of our men and women at the camp have not ceased to appreciate the idea of planting or gardening. In fact, many of us Filipinos are becoming very conscious about this manner of environmental preservation” PCSUPT PADILLA said.

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