Wednesday, September 18, 2019

THREE DAYS OF FUN AT THE CoCo CHILL CAMP AT SM MEGA FASHION HALL




Yesterday, this Momma' had the chance to insert in between her "hatid- sundo-school to/from school" schedule a super fun day event of non-other than everybody's fave Milk Tea brand —CoCo!

Friday, September 13, 2019

KING SUE LAUNCHED NEW PRODUCTS WITH CHEF GENE GONZALEZ


Last week I braved the Edsa traffic to be able to see Chef Gene Gonzalez up close as he shared his delightful cooking secrets and family dishes using King Sue’s newest products. I tell you, just with the smell of his sumptuous innovations, I can already smell Christmas!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

SCORE BIG TRAVEL SAVINGS SUCH AS AIRFARE AND MORE AT KLOOK TRAVEL FEST 2019



Get ready for the biggest star-studded travel sale yet!! If you also itch to go on your next getaway —there’s good news for you. Klook, the world-leading booking platform that has revolutionized the way we travel, is holding Klook Travel Fest 2019 — the biggest and most out-of-this-world travel sale yet. Scheduled on September 7-8 at Halls A and D of the World Trade Center, this is the first and only mobile-led travel festival in the country.

Friday, August 30, 2019

#SOLANEKITCHENHERO CHEFS' EDITION TAKES FINAL STOP IN MANILA



Last August 24, Solane is down to its last leg as Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition makes its final stop at Tiendesitas in Pasig City, Metro Manila. Solane Kitchen Hero is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

SHOPEE AND UNILEVER PROMOTE CHARITY WITH SUCCESSFUL #BEAUTYTHATCARES SALE



Shopee recently partnered with Unilever for the #BeautyThatCares sale in August and the campaign was a big success as it leveraged e-commerce to increase awareness for UNICEF, The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and Future Faces. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

UNHCR AND UNIQLO RETURN TO MARAWI FOR WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY


Last August 19, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, and UNIQLO, a global retailer giant, commemorate World Humanitarian Day by distributing clothing to some 750 families displaced by the Marawi conflict. This marks the second visit by the partnership to the besieged city of Marawi. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SAY NO TO PHISHING : AN ANTI-FRAUD AWARENESS


I am no longer surprised that a lot of us have ALREADY opened phishing emails which eventually preyed on curiosity, fear, and urgency kaya naman a lot of us are already aware of it. So my question is since many of us are knowledgeable about it, do you think you're not susceptible to phishing na? Well —think again!

WHEN IT COMES TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, ‘DO IT RIGHT!’



Last week ~ August 16, 2019, the new ‘DO IT RIGHT!’ campaign was launched by a coalition of 11 organizations. This campaign calls on more organizations, celebrities, and ordinary Filipinos to proudly show their support and voice for RH and family planning openly with its “DO IT RIGHT!” slogan and a distinctive hand sign.

The ‘DO IT RIGHT!’ campaign encourages couples and individuals to flash the Do It Right! hand sign in selfie posts or in public: Two fingers held up together -- representing the members of a couple – with a thumb in-between representing the contraceptive or safe-sex measures that strengthen their bond. The campaign will include a social-media blitz, festival events, as well as advertising in traditional media like billboards, print, and radio. 

I was happy I got to attend this one as I consider myself now an advocate of the cause. 

Me together with the other bloggers and media persons at the ‘DO IT RIGHT!’ launch.
In fact, repeated opinion polls have shown that more than 70 percent of Filipinos support family planning and initiatives, such as the Responsible Parenthood and RH Law.

The ‘DO IT RIGHT!’ campaign is designed to encourage everyone to take those beliefs they already hold inside and share them out in the open, proudly, especially on social media like Facebook,” By showing each other how many feel the same, in a positive, celebratory spirit, Filipinos can together free themselves of old inhibitions.” ~ co-organizer Benjamin de Leon, President of The Forum for Family Planning and Development

Initial members include DKT Philippines, the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP), The Forum for Family Planning and Development, The Philippine Society for Responsible Parenthood, LoveYourself, RTI International, SheDecides Philippines, and all four professional associations for the country’s midwives. 

#DoItRight 1: Guest of Honor, Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III, Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) (Center) is joined for a photo-op by the representatives of the member organizations of the ‘Do It Right!’ coalition, (L-R) Sarah de Leon, Vice President – Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IMAP), Beth Dumaran, Vice President – Midwives Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI), Jona Turalde, Champion – SheDecides Philippines, Ronivin Garcia Pagtakhan, Founder/Executive Director – LoveYourself, Inc., Hyam Asher Bolande, Chairman of the Board – DKT Philippines, Nandy A. Senoc, Executive Director – Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP), Benjamin D. de Leon, President – The Forum for Family Planning and Development (The Forum), Mensie Medalla, Vice President – Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives, Inc. (PLGPMI), and Diwata Paredes, Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist – RTI International
At a press conference held in Makati City, they called on more like-minded organizations and individuals to throw their weight behind the campaign. 

Hyam Asher Bolande, Chairman of the Board, DKT Philippines
This is wide open. We invite anyone who feels this topic is important -- companies, famous Filipinos, anyone -- to come on board,” said Hyam Asher Bolande, Chairman of the Board of DKT Philippines. 

Following the example of the #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement that grew in North America as more and more women spoke up, the Do It Right! campaign is designed to gather strength over time, he added. 

Economists and public-health experts have long lamented the need for improved RH education and access to modern contraception in the Philippines, especially for the country’s poorest. Religious-based organizations have protested the RH Law in recent years, but the law prevailed against court challenges and is fully in force today. 

Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III hailed the launch of the ‘DO IT RIGHT!’ campaign, which he said comes at a crucial time when the government is also increasing its efforts to fully implement the law. 

Nandy Senoc, FPOP Executive Director said, “It’s high time for society to finally put aside fears and embarrassment about this topic and declare openly – as the majority of Filipinos, together – that RH is OK, that it’s responsible.” 

“When youth and women are empowered, there will be no teen pregnancies, no early marriages, no unwanted pregnancies or abortions. When women are well informed, the fight against poverty is already halfway won,” he added. 

The coalition has set up a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DoItRightPH/) to serve as the focal point for the evolving campaign, as well as the hashtag #DoItRight. 




Sunday, August 18, 2019

HAKAB NA! 2019



Majority of us know the importance of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding saves lives, provides a child with the best start in life and even protects children from diseases.

DISCOVER ONE BONIFACIO HIGH STREET



Last Friday, I was invited at the Stylist’s Closet - an exclusive media event held at One Bonifacio High Street where I had the chance to get a sneak peek into favorite fashion icons’ wardrobe secrets. Styled by Pam Quinones — Na-happy ako to hear a number of tips from Mari Jasmine and Tim Yap as they shared their personal styling hacks and tricks. It was in-between Tammy’s classes so yay for me coz’ pasok sa sched of this busy momma! 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

CRISTIANO RONALDO, SHOPEE'S LATEST BRAND AMBASSADOR STARTS INITIATIVE WITH 9.9 SUPER SHOPPING DAY



Shopee just announced its partnership with global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo as its newest brand ambassador. Cristiano Ronaldo will work with Shopee in a wide range of initiatives to engage and inspire people in the region, starting with Shopee’s signature annual shopping event, 9.9 Super Shopping Day. 

Monday, August 12, 2019

THE TASTE OF BAA BAA THAI TEA



Crazy over milk tea eh?? For sure you are not surprised with all the milk tea craze that has remained as the never-ending topic over your tropa, family, friends and even in the food communities for several years already here in PH. And it looks like this milk tea trend is not going to die soon, and for what it’s worth, yes— aamin ako, I am super crazyyyyyy over milk tea!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

L'Oréal AND SHOPEE PARTNERSHIP: ROLLS OUT AI AND AR-POWERED TOOLS FOR BEAUTY AND SKINCARE


L'Oréal and Shopee Bring Beauty and Skincare partnership to life in Southeast Asia with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR)-powered tools on Shopee’s platform.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

BEAT THE RAINY DAYS WITH THIS LAUNDRY HACKS


Raise your hands if the rainy season has also become a challenge when it comes to drying your laundry. I know that you would agree on me too that drying clothes outdoors is out of the question already thus, bringing them indoors after washing becomes commonplace.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

ABSOLUTE NEW YORK: THE NEWEST MAKEUP BRAND IN PH




Absolute New York is now in Manila! It’s the newest makeup brand in PH. 100% cruelty-free with an urban Chic edge that's trendy, classic colors and shades — that's sums up Absolute New York!

NATURAL LOOKING RESULTS WITH RESTYLANE DERMAL FILLER



For sure majority of you already have heard about dermal fillers and that some enjoy it yet some are still reluctant about having it. With that said, why do some people prefer it you ask? It is because some want its instant effect especially us ladies who wanted to maintain our youthful skin.

TANDUAY SPONSORS BACOLOD'S FIRST RUM FESTIVAL




Tanduay is the title sponsor for Bacolod City’s first Rum Festival this Aug. 17 to 24, 2019 —a week-long celebration that seeks to highlight its sugarcane industry. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

TAIWAN RAISE THE BAR TO INSPIRE PH IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY


Given its strong foothold in innovation~ Taiwan can be the standing leader which the Philippines look up to when it comes to Information and communications technology (ICT).

LG CELEBRATES HISTORY WITH TOMORROW'S AI TECHNOLOGY


The past meets the future as LG recently unveiled its newest line of state of the art OLED TVs in Museo de Intramuros last July 22 in partnership with Intramuros Administration. It showcased history in an entirely different perspective on the newly opened Museo de Intramuros

Saturday, July 27, 2019

REASONS WHY YOU CAN'T RESIST GREENWICH LASAGNA SUPREME



When was the last time you had your lasagna (read as luh-zahn-yuh)? I just had mine two days ago. Who wouldn't love pasta? There might be one or two who has restrictions— but I doubt it would be many. With its long, thin, or flat noodles drenched in red or white sauce – a good pasta dish has a way of satisfying the appetite yet making sure you crave for more. Am I right or am I right?? haha!

Friday, July 26, 2019

BDO RECOGNIZED BY BSP AS THE PREFERRED BANK BY FILIPINOS OVERSEAS FOR REMITTANCES



BDO Unibank's once again was recognized by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as it bestowed the "Commercial Bank that Generated the Largest Overseas Filipino Remittances Award" during the recently held 2019 BSP Stakeholders Awards. This is thru BDO Unibank's role as a trusted partner of overseas Filipinos in sending their hard-earned money to their loved ones back home.

MOMS, WATCH OUT FOR DISCOUNTS: LAZADA AND PAMPERS CELEBRATE THEIR SECOND BRAND DAY ON JULY 26



More than just tickles and giggles, playtime with babies is crucial in unlocking the endless possibilities for their mental and social development. Play is how children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, and is equally critical in building a child’s confidence, and all the fundamental skills they’ll need to grow up happy and healthy! 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

YOU CAN SLAY ALL DAY WITH THESE NEW CHIC NAIL COLOR


For the fashionistas of the new generation, the style has indeed become more than just about the latest trends but also about expressing their unique individuality. But to many —style is about being yourself.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

MANG INASAL HONORS ITS 2019 GAWAD PILIPINOY


Mang Inasal recently held its 4th Gawad PiliPinoy to recognize selfless, local modern-day heroes who push advocacies that create a positive impact on communities. On its fourth year, Mang Inasal honors Iloisa Romaraog-Diga, the co-founder of the e-commerce site Session Groceries.

Friday, July 19, 2019

TRAVELOKA ROUNDED UP TOP 25 STAYCATION HOTELS IN PH WITH BEST AMENITIES



When looking for a hotel, what are the things that you look for? If you would ask me, I would search for a lot of qualities. I know you would agree with me that in searching for a staycation destination with specific hotel amenities can such be a daunting task. You would say I'm so much of a pihikan but at the end of the day, you would only thank yourself for being that pihikan because you got the best for your well-deserved peace and quiet staycation. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

LOOK: RED RIBBON TAISAN IS BACK!



Do you agree when I say it's always a great feeling when you remembering the fondest memories from your childhood?

Sunday, July 14, 2019

SHOPEE RAFFLES OFF A MOTORCYCLE FOR ONLY P1

From July 10 to August 8, shopee-natics can look forward to a month of free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily, ₱1 Game, and 100% cashback vouchers. Shopee will also raffle off a brand-new motorcycle during its ₱1 Game for Shopee Free Shipping Festival. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

TALAGANG PANALO TAYO KAY HARESCO AS HE REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO AKLAN


Time flies, parang kailan lang~ we were just listening to Aklan Representative Teodorico "Nonong" Haresco Jr as he presented to the media his platform and plans for his beloved Kababayans and to Aklan itself. Fast-forward to June, ito na sya —in front of us, re-affirming his commitment to protect the Province of Aklan and he specifically mentioned Boracay during his Media Appreciation luncheon at Dad's West Avenue.

MANG INASAL PALABOK : SOLB KA SA BUSOG


With the prices of goods continually increasing, diners need not settle for whatever cheap fare they can find. Merienda at Mang Inasal has become more exciting with the introduction of the new Palabok! 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SUN LIFE KaakbaY: FILIPINOS LIFETIME PARTNER



A few days ago, I attended Sun life's launch of their newest campaign dubbed as —KaakbaY- : Stories of Lifetime Partnerships. “KaakbaY’ is Sun Life’s latest effort geared towards renewing its commitment to becoming the Filipinos' lifetime financial partner and its purpose of providing its clients with lifetime financial security, which it has been championing since it introduced life insurance in the Philippines in 1895.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

HOW ABOUT SOME LOVE AT FIRST SIP WITH OISHI'S YOGURT DRINK


Yet with so many options to choose from, Moms are always on the lookout for snacks for their little ones to bring to school.  Ganyan talaga ang mga nanay~ we always seek the best for our kids, but then again a lot of available products out there, our kids would usually choose what’s fun and delicious over what’s healthy. But who says wholesome snacking can’t be both?

Monday, July 08, 2019

ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET KICKS-OFF NUTRITION MONTH WITH ANNUAL FIT AND FUN WELLNESS BUDDY RUN



Over the weekend, different types of running pairs-parents and kids, siblings, best friends, workmates, and even neighbors took their buddy health goals to the next level as they trooped to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City for the 12th Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run. The run happened on a Sunday as Rononsons Kicks -off the nutrition month with this buddy run.

Friday, July 05, 2019

UP TO 90% OFF DURING SHOPEE 7.7 PRICE SALE


On July 7~ Shopee's 7.7 Lowest Price Sale with free shipping for as low as ₱0 minimum spend on flash items, 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱77 deals across categories is happening. There will be mazzive amazing prizes including televisions, smartphones, and home appliances up for grabs for only ₱1 during the Shopee ₱1 Game. Consumers can also purchase their favorite items with deals up to 90% off from official brands including Unisilver Time, Silverworks, Bosch, Realme, Dove, Safeguard, MET Tathione, and Pantene.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

SHARP LAUNCHES GAME-CHANGER PRODUCTS: BETTER SOLUTION FOR A BETTER LIFE



Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) recently launched revolutionary game-changing products to keep up with their firm commitment to introducing quality and innovation. It was held last July 2, 2019, at Shangri-La Fort Grand Ballroom.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

HOW TO SPOT A REALLY GOOD PIZZA

 

If you still can’t figure out what makes pizza so irresistible, it’s probably because there is an art (and a science) to making the best-tasting pizza.

REVIEW: GLAIZA, TJ AND THE ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS IN MY LETTERS TO HAPPY


PLOT: Career-oriented Albert slaves away at his high-profile job. But a sudden loss took him by surprise which made him devastated and brought him at his lowest. But during his lowest times, life eventually changed when he met Happy. Just when things finally feel whole once more, things take a turn when he learns Happy’s bouts of happiness— battling into depression & mental illness.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

FILIPINOS ARE HAPPY WITH HEALTH DESPITE BEING UNPREPARED FOR MEDICAL NEEDS



Despite the fact that quite a number of Filipinos are unable to get regular medical check-ups and, worse, are generally not prepared to pay for medical needs — still many Filipinos feel good about their health and well-being.

REVIEW: NEW BEST EVER JOY DISHWASHING LIQUID


Siguro naman, hindi lang kami yung fam na mahilig kumain right? For sure, most of you would be raising your hands and agree that eating is one of your favorite things to do too. And I would bet that if you are as OC as I am, you also have this tendency to ensure that all the plates and containers that have been used should be sparkling clean and 100 % hygienic. But of course, to achieve this ka- OC-han nating mga mommies ~ we should have the best dishwashing product as our partner.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

GET THIS SEASON’S TREND HIGHLIGHTS AND FASHION INSPIRATION FROM ZILINGO



Need a wardrobe upgrade? Zilingo has your back. This season, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, released their latest trendS selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.

PAYMENTS FOR HERBALIFE NUTRITION PRODUCTS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AT BAYAD CENTER




Good news for my readers who are Herbalife members! In a recent announcement released by Herbalife Nutrition, payments for its products are now accepted through Bayad Center branches nationwide, following a recent signing of the memorandum of agreement between the two companies. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

LOOK: SHELL ENGAGES KIDS ON ENERGY FUTURE


Shell just launched its #MakeTheFuture campaign with an event designed for kids at the Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City Taguig last week. Pilipinas Shell (Shell) celebrates 105 years of operation in the Philippines thus it renews its commitment to deliver more and cleaner energy to help meet growing needs and find ways to use energy more efficiently. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

TANDUAY DECLARED AS WORLD'S NUMBER ONE RUM FOR TWO STRAIGHT YEARS




For the second straight year, Tanduay remains the world’s industry leader when it comes to rum. Tanduay shared the announcement during a media conference held at Century Park Hotel Manila on June 15, 2019. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

CHEEZ WHIZ STRENGTH BUILDERS CAMP


Kids nowadays are more active than ever. This is why they need all the nourishment they can get to fuel them not only for their day, but for a stronger future. A great day starts with a great breakfast and for over 50 years, Cheez Whiz has been kids' breakfast favorite. With its strength building nutrients, it's not only delicious but it can help kids be ready for anything and start their day strong. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

LAST MINUTE FINDS, WHOPPING DEALS FOR FATHER'S DAY




There are only a few days left before Father’s day, and if you have not gotten a present for your dad yet, don’t fret. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has special treats that you and your father will love.

Friday, June 07, 2019

ZALDY BUENO IS CEBUANA LHUILLER'S HAPPIEST PINOY 2019


Last week, the search for the Happiest Pinoy has finally hailed its 4th Happiest Pinoy  Grand Winner. Happiest Pinoy is a nationwide campaign of Cebuana Lhuillier that aims to rekindle the values of optimism, resilience, and hope in Filipinos amidst different life crises.

Monday, June 03, 2019

CHEEZ WHIZ: KIDS BREAKFAST PARTNER AND MERIENDA FAVORITE



FACT: A great day starts with a great breakfast. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day thus we all need to have one everyday. If we adults need it, more so our kids too so that their body will have the right vitamins and nutrients it needs for them to do their best in school, have the most fun at playtime and be productive even at home.

Kids need all the nourishment they can get to fuel them not only for their day but for also for a stronger future. As parents, we can help our children to stay strong throughout the day, most especially through the food that we set on the breakfast table. 

For over 50 years, Cheez Whiz has been kid’s breakfast and merienda favorite. With its strength-building nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium and Phosphorous~ Cheez Whiz is not only delicious but its nutrients can help prepare kids for the moments where they will need strength.

Spread Cheez Whiz on just about anything your kids want to eat for the first meal of the day, no matter what activities they have to face. A grueling P.E class? A mind-bending quiz bee? An action-packed field trip? Cheez Whiz can definitely help kids Start Strong. Now, your child can be ready for anything.

On June 5, Cheez Whiz will hold a Strength Builders Camp at SM Megamall Activity Area. 

Children 6 years old and above will get to enjoy fun physical activities that will showcase their strength, powered by a Cheez Whiz breakfast. Open from 4pm onwards, the Strength Builders Camp will be home to four (4) interactive zones and five (5) active zones where they will get to complete exciting physical activities.

To join the camp, Moms and their kids should purchase one (1) Cheez Whiz jar or SUP of any variant. They will be able to access both active and interactive stations together.


Saturday, June 01, 2019

BESIDE YOU BAG - WHERE STYLE + FUNCTION UNITE: FEATURE + REVIEW


With the vast choices of available bags out there, sometimes it tends to get confusing and you don't even know what to choose anymore. There are times when picking out the right one has become a problem. Did this ever happen to you? I'm sure it did — it happened to me several times na especially these days when most of us have to schlep around a laptop, smartphone and sometimes a camera. And if you don't have a car, the perfect handbag will make the difference between looking like you're on the way to the office and to looking dressed up. Because let's face it —not all handbags are fashionable yet functional.

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