Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners Shares 5 Smart Guidelines for Reproductive Health

It's the last week of breast cancer awareness month, and there’s nothing we ever want in life than keeping ourselves in the pinkest of health whatever our age and life stage is. And because no one is exempted from this disease, the more we shouldn’t brush off the importance of awareness and prevention. So I'm sharing with you five tips on how we, women, can enhance our health and wellness and see how soon you can check off all these smart reproductive health guidelines from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners’ and Dr. Faith Suluen, OB-Gyn.

1. Track Your Menstrual Cycle.

Always record the first up to the last day of your period, bleeding pattern, number of pads you used throughout your menstruation, signs and symptoms such as cramps, dysmenorrhea or any unusual experience worth mentioning to your OB. This habit not only will keep you track of your ovulation history, it will also arm you with period essentials such as medicines, food you should stock up on, plus effectively plan out your activities for the next 3 to 5 days. “Normal menstrual cycle interval is 21 to 35 days, shorter than that can sharply cause anemia while beyond that period could make it harder to conceive at any age,” says Dr. Faith. 

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners works wonder for me. Can't wait to share with you all my review soon!
Having your PMS or period during your busiest time of the week is worse enough, but getting caught without your Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin is the worst! Remember that everybody is different, so is your period. Keeping yourself abreast with your cycle will keep your peace when Aunt Flow suddenly shows up.

2. Eat Well and Don’t be a Couch Potato. 

Although there’s no direct link that says diet is the culprit for breast cancer, staying with normal weight range, having regular physical activity, consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as low saturated fat intake will promote general wellbeing and decrease the risk. “Since most cancers are inflammatory in nature, include omega-9 rich foods that can be found in olive oil, nuts, and fruits like avocado. The nutrients and phytochemicals which are abundant in fresh produce also help combat disease and even play a role in prevention,” adds Cheshire. 

3. Elevate your Hygiene Routine

To keep your intimate area clean and dry, practice front to back wiping whenever you go on a trip to the toilet. Let go of tight-fitting pants, underwear made of silk and ruffles, as these may trap warmth and moisture that may cause irritation and encourage bacterial growth. Change your sanitary pad and panty liner every 4 to 6 hours to keep yourself fresh and odor-free,” reminds Dr. Faith. 

4. Have a Self-Breast Examination but Never Self Medicate. 

Ladies, time to step up your annual health check routine! Don’t scrimp nor make your breast ultrasound (if you’re under 40) or mammogram (for 40 years old and above) check up your least of priority, which are ideally conducted annually. As for the self-breast examination, which should be religiously practiced 7 days after your monthly period. Here’s a simple technique while in the shower: Move around your fingers to the entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center and check the entire breast and armpit area. Be wary of any lump, thickening, and hardened knot. 

5. Schedule Regular Gynecological Exam. 

Once there’s a sexual contact by age 21, you’re automatically recommended to have an annual pap smear check up. However, getting yourself vaccinated while not yet sexually active is highly encouraged as it can decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer,” advises Dr. Faith. And here’s the thing: Whether or not you have a sexual experience but a family history runs in your blood, there’s a chance it could be inherited. That said; make sure to add this to your list of yearly must-do, for the sake of your health and sanity.

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustan’s Supermarket, Waltermart, Landmark Department store, UP Town Center’s Merkado Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, selected LCC Malls in Bicol, plus other stores nationwide. You can also purchase online with free delivery via For more health tips, visit and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email: or call (02) 4701294.

Makati gears up for ‘Undas’ 2016: Number coding suspended on October 31 & November 1

To ensure the orderly and peaceful observance of ‘Undas’ or All Saints’ Day on November 1 and 2, key offices of the city government, together with the Makati Police Department, are all set to implement measures. As is customary during holidays, the number coding scheme will be suspended in Makati on October 31 and November 1.

Four public assistance stations set up in strategic areas in the vicinity of Manila South Cemetery will be manned by personnel of the Makati Action Center, Makati Health Department, and Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. 

The stations will provide wheelchairs for senior citizens and free blood pressure monitoring, and medical emergency teams will also be on hand to provide assistance if needed. These will be positioned in the following areas: between Makati Catholic Cemetery and Manila South Cemetery; South Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue; Vito Cruz corner South Avenue, in front of South Cemetery; and Metropolitan Avenue corner South Avenue. 

For security and order, the Makati police will screen visitors for prohibited items and implement measures to regulate vendors and parking inside or within the vicinity of Manila South Cemetery. Visitors are also advised to take care of small children and secure their belongings while inside the cemetery. The police will confiscate prohibited items inside the cemetery, which include firearms, bladed weapons, liquors, loudspeakers and amplifiers. 

Meanwhile, designated areas for selling food and drinks are only allowed outside the cemetery. Cars and motorcycle parking will be available along Ayala Avenue Extension and Metropolitan Avenue. Cleanliness in the area will be maintained by personnel from the city Department of Environmental Services through continuous clean-up operations. 

Starting at midnight on October 31, the city government will implement a traffic rerouting plan to ease the flow of traffic within the vicinity of Manila South Cemetery, which will remain in effect until midnight of November 2. 

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic: Kalayaan Avenue – from Zapote Street to N. Garcia St.; South Avenue – from Metropolitan to JP Rizal; Vito Cruz – from South Avenue to Zapote St.; and Pililia St. – from JP Rizal to Kalayaan Avenue. To be opened to two-way traffic are J.P. Rizal – from Pasong Tirad to Makati Avenue; and Kalayaan Avenue – from Pasong Tirad to Zapote St. One-way traffic will be in effect in Kalayaan Avenue from N. Garcia to Makati Avenue; and Metropolitan Avenue from South Avenue to N. Garcia. Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and take alternate routes and avoid the South Cemetery Area. MAPSA traffic enforcers and barangay deputies will be deployed to assist in traffic management and extend assistance to motorists and the general public.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Jigsaw Puzzle: Mind Entertainment and Exercise

Who’s not familiar with Jigsaw Puzzles? I’m positive that we all know what it is and have played it once in our life. Some people may have the perception that jigsaw puzzles are just for kids while others might still enjoy a good puzzle game once in a while. Jigsaw puzzle is actually an ideal game that is a good mental entertainment and exercise for both children and adults alike.

Most of the times, we play jigsaw puzzle to beat the boredom, to kill time, to de-stress or basically just to relax and entertain ourselves, right? Aside from entertainment, solving jigsaw puzzle is also a mental exercise. As we try to put the puzzle pieces together, we are stimulating our brain which is a good thing because just like our body, our brains need exercise too. And just as exercise does well for the body, mental exercise also gives us many benefits such as improved memory and heightened creativity. Solving puzzle games also teaches us to be more patient and focused. 

I used to own several puzzle boards before and I’ve also got a few for my kids. However, the puzzle tiles wear out easily, especially when played with often or sometimes my kids lose it. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying a good jigsaw puzzle game because right now we can still play one even without the physical board. Yes, you read it right! 

I recently found out about JS Puzzles, an online website that allows you to play jigsaw puzzle online for free. JS Puzzles offer new sets of puzzles everyday under different categories such as Scenery, Animals, Art and a lot more. Jigsaw puzzle lovers will surely rejoice! 

Playing jigsaw puzzle at JS Puzzles is as easy as pie, you can play as a guest or create an account so you can save, upload your own puzzles. Once you've chosen your puzzle design, you have the option to customize it however you want. You can select how many puzzle pieces, the shapes and if you want it small or large. You can also turn on competitive mode and compete with other players. When the competitive mode is turned on, you can see on the right side of your screen the time to beat and once finished you can see your name on the leaderboard if ever you made it to top 10. You can turn it off if you just want to play for fun. 

Given the many benefits of playing jigsaw puzzle, it surely is an ideal and worthwhile activity to engage in. Don't have a jigsaw puzzle with you? Worry no more, you can entertain and exercise your brain anytime, anywhere with JS Puzzles.

Celebrate Life, Say Yes To May!

We don't have to wait for any occasion to celebrate, because life itself should be celebrated right? While you're at it, why not celebrate it with May Sparkling Juice, a non-alcoholic drink that you can always pop open to toast to life’s daily success. 

Learned a new language? Aced your chemistry class this morning? Or your boss complimented your report? Whether it’s a simple event or an occasion that rolls around once a year, make sure to pop the cork of a bottle of this sparkly concoction and get the party started!

Available in white or red grapes, May Sparkling Juice gives a more inclusive atmosphere that allows everybody to get their fill of this fun and fruity drink.  It's a high-quality product of Belgium and made of freshly pressed grapes, this bubbly treat is only 80 calories per serving and provides the fun fizz that instantly boosts any celebration. It’s a great blend too with cocktails and mocktails, so you can always add a variety of delicious blends with May Sparkling Juice just in case you’re looking for ways to surprise your guests. 

Days after my birthday, I received a bottle of May Sparkling Juice together with other Fly Ace Corporation products. No I'm ready to say "Yes To May" as I appreciate and celebrate life, that's one of the many secrets of individuals who are always in a good mood! 

So don't wait for a big event to celebrate, as each day can be a party. And just because a celebration isn’t really a party without a good drink in hand, make everyday a party with Non-Alcoholic May Sparkling Juice that’s filled with lighthearted cheer! The perfect celebration centerpiece in the spirit of happiness and thanksgiving; don’t miss to say “Yes to May!” as your perfect starting point to signify a party that everyone can truly enjoy!

May Sparkling Juice is available in leading supermarkets, and groceries nationwide. For more updates, visit and like its official Facebook fan page:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tristan and Athena Goes to #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day at Active Fun BGC

Aside from sharing tips and being able to relate to other mommies out there, one of the many things  I love about blogging is that I get to have fun with my kids through mommy and kids related events.

And last October 22, 2016, Vita Cubes the healthy jelly candy that we love held it's #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day at Active Fun BGC. It was an afternoon filled with fun #VitaCubesMoment that Mommy Bloggers such as I enjoyed together with our kids. 

My kids love Vita Cubes jelly and I don't worry at all because aside from it being a delightful treat, it's also good for them because it's fortified with vitamins and minerals. You can find out here the healthy goodness that comes in every pack of Vita Cubes candies. 

My dates for the #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day was Tristan and Athena, too bad Brianna was sick that time so she stayed in the house with Daddy. Nevertheless, she enjoyed the goodies her Ate and Kuya brought home for her. 

The #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day was jam packed with exciting activities that kids and kids at heart enjoyed. It was a time for the mommies to meet and bond with other mommy bloggers and so with the kids. The event started with a few talks from the Vita Cubes team and some guests then the fun started to unfold. 

Tristan joined one of the games that afternoon, although he didn't win but at least he tried which is a good thing. 

The function hall was filled with colorful balloons and unlimited samples of Vita Cube candies which the kids surely took advantage of. 

Tristan and Athena enjoyed decorating their own rainbow cakes with mini marshmallows, sprinkles, and vita cube jelly candies then ate it afterwards. 

A special magic show was prepared for all of us and we were all amazed watching it. I can definitely see the amazement on Athena's eye. Other activities such as the photo booth with a flip book as a souvenir was also available at the event. Then we were all served with  sumptuous snacks and drinks. Above all these, we were all given a generous loot bag containing Vita Cube Candies, pillow, and other sweet treats. 

Each kid was also given one-hour play pass at the active fun playground. It was our first time there and since Athena is just 4 years old, I need to accompany her inside. It was tiring following them up and down, and around the place but there's nothing compared to seeing them having fun, at least I also got to take their photos.

Having fun at the colorful ball pit!

I can't believe how brave Athena is, she ain't scared of the big slide and actually did it many times. On the contrary, Tristan was the one who's scared and didn't even tried sliding. 

Thank you so much to Vita Cubes and Mommy Bloggers Philippines for organizing this event, Tristan and Athena had a blast. It melts my heart as both of them kept on thanking me for bringing them with me on the event. I do look forward to more fun events like this with my kids.

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Vita Cubes: Jelly Candy Has Never Been this Healthy!

My kids love candies and that's one thing I can't take away from them. So with a guilt feel on the side, I still give them candies. I just constantly remind them that candies are only "sometimes food" because  too much candies can cause tooth decay and may not be good for their health. I also remind them to always drink water after munching on this sweet treats. Most of the times they listen to me but kids could sometimes be tricky, next thing you know they could be sneaking out candies from the refrigerator or worst buying candies at the school canteen. How I wished there's a healthy candy. I know a lot of mommies could relate to this.

And then here comes Vita Cubes, it was like an answered prayer! I learned about Vita Cubes for the first time when I attended my first ever Mommy Bloggers Philippines Christmas Party last year and they are one of the sponsors. 

Vita Cubes is a product of Rebisco, a dominant player in the Philippine snack food industry with a growing global presence. It's a cube-shaped jelly candy that comes in five different flavors- strawberry, apple, grape, orange, and mango. Vita cubes is not just any candy, aside from being a delicious treat, it's fortified with essential vitamins and minerals that are important for growing up children.

Curious about the vitamins and minerals that come in every piece of Vita Cubes? Here they are:
  • Lysine-  Contains 70% of the child's Recommended Energy and Nutritional Intake (RENI). Aids the body in proper growth and energy production. Also helps in calcium absorption
  • Zinc- Contains 70% of the child's RENI. Zinc is known to help in proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, energy metabolism, and in increasing the rate of healing for wounds. 
  • Vitamin A- Contains 40% of the child's RENI. Helps in increasing the body's immunity to fight infections. Also plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development.
  • Vitamin B- Supplies 30-70% of the child's RENI. Promotes growth and strength. Stimulates child's memory in their formative years. Also helps boost the oxygen circulation in the body, especially the brain which in turn will improve concentration. Helps convert carbohydrates and fats into energy.
  • Vitamin C- Supplies 30% of the child's RENI. Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. Helps your child's gums stay healthy. Strengthens your child's blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes. Helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the immune system, and keeps infections at bay.
  • Vitamin E- Supplies 45% of the child's RENI. Boosts the immune system and helps the body fight germs. Keeps blood vessels open wide enough for blood to flow freely. Helps the cells of the body work together to perform many important functions.

Now that's one yummy and healthy candy! And, it's an exciting feeling to know that I finally found the perfect treat that will cater to my kids wants and needs. You feel me, mommies, right?

And, last October 22, 2016 Vita Cubes held it's #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day at Active Fun BGC for Mommy Bloggers and their kids. I was one of the invited and I brought Tristan and Athena with me. 

Remember the saying, when something's too good to be true it usually is? But not this time! Now you'll never feel guilty about giving your kids candies ever again. Besides it's already Haloween, Vita Cubes is the ideal candies to give out to kids for Trick or treat. So mommies stock up those Vita Cubes at home!

Vita Cubes is available in all Mercury Drug outlets, SM supermarkers, Robinson’s Supermarkes, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, and other leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide. It is also available in Mini Stop outlets.

Vita Cubes may be bought per box (which contains 10 pieces of 50g packs) or per individual 50g packs and the suggested retail price for a 50g pack is at PHP12. It's also available in singles for PHP1 per individually wrapped piece and may also be bought at sari-sari stores.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Performers of [24]7 Recognized during the LMVP Awards Night

Decent compensation, accessible, conducive working environment, compassionate employers, personal growth are some of the factors people consider when seeking for a job. In reality only a few are lucky enough to have found their dream job, others struggle and are not really happy with where they are while some don’t have a job at all. Sadly, unemployment is rampant here in the Philippines Good thing the IT-BPO prospered and it has opened opportunities to just about every Filipinos from all walks of life.

Despite the many stereotypes against the IT-BPO industry, there’s no denying that it is one of the most lucrative and fastest growing industries here in the Philippines. This industry in fact once helped me earn a living for almost 2 years in the past before I settled down, and I can say that it is not a walk in the park in contrary to what others are saying. The BPO industry recognizes their employee’s dedication and hard work with incentives, promotions and many other programs that provide personal and career growth; growth; but just like any other job you have to work hard, be persistent and passionate.

Last August 12, 2016 [24]7- a prominent IT-BPO company recognized its top performers during their 2016 LMVP awards night. LMVP stands for League of Most Valuable Performers. It’s actually a yearly recognition of their top performers from each department, but for the first time this year they held the awarding outside the company. 

Awardees from their Makati and Ortigas centers gathered together at the Bay Leaf Pavilion, McKinley Hill for this exclusive event. At first, I thought the LMVP awards was for agents only, but I was wrong, it’s for all employees from agents to management positions who have exceeded expectations and have shown a great deal of dedication and hard work. Perhaps it’s one of the biggest and the grandest awarding event that I was able to witness. 

That night I was also able to interview two LMVP awardees, Eleazar Basila and Anna S. Agregado.

Eleazar is a Team Leader Apprentice for almost a year now and has been with [24]7 for 6 years and 6 months. When asked how he got included in this year’s roster of LMVP awardees he said “Maintaining good score and outperformance that’s basically it. “

We also asked him how he handles the stereotype comments against the call center industry and he answered; “No matter what other people say, like those people in Facebook looking down on call center agents, I just don’t mind them. This job lets me pay my bills and the money that I give to my mom so why would I underestimate my job. For me it’s an honourable job, it’s a good job.”

Also, he describes [24]7 as his second home, it’s the longest company he’s been with and has no plans on leaving anytime soon.

Anna on the other hand is a Recruitment Manager and has been with [24]7 for 10 years already. She joined the company as a Recruitment Specialist and is now one of their team’s Senior Managers.

According to her being an LMVP awardee feels absolutely great. “I’ve been with the company for 10 years and i feel that year after year no matter how big the company has grown i don’t feel forgotten by the company. I feel that all the stuff that i work hard for was validated then i was rewarded for it and not just that i get to enjoy it as well seeing my team being rewarded that’s actually one of the greatest feelings in the world as a manager so i feel really honoured to be an awardee.” She added. 

We also asked her to describe [24]7 in one word, she answered; “It’s family and the reason why it’s family is because i love it so much, i love the people here, that I’ve brought my own family here, my brother took his practicum here, my sister works as a facilities manager, my neighbours I refer them so they are now working for the company and you know if you like the people around you and you want them to experience what you’re experiencing, the fun, the camaraderie, and that family like environment, then of course you bring them to where you’re at right? And you want them to experience the same thing so that’s why i constantly even in the 10 years that I’ve been here i still refer people to work in [24]7 because of that family-like environment.” 

She also has a message to fresh graduates and undergraduates, “a lot of young people today, i know that they are looking for something exciting to do with their lives, and the BPO industry is the most ideal place for them to do this in and that is because there’s so much to learn, there’s so much growth happening. And they can bring their lives over at [24]7 and that’s why we have the hashtag #247life because there is life within this company and we want the younger people to feel that they can THRIVE here in this company.”

It was such an inspiring event. There’s nothing like being recognized for your hard work and seeing the smiles from these awardees I can say that they are genuinely happy where they are now. It only proves that with [24]7 work-life balance is indeed possible. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

American Stratocaster Recreated

The comeback of the Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster is an authentic recreation of the classic model. It's made with a lightweight alder body and has a new Fender Flash Coat Lacquer body finish. It comes with a rounded C-shaped neck profile and a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard. It also has a vintage accurate pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, has a three-ply white pickguard with 11 holes. Accessories are also included with every purchase such as the Vintage '65 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '60s Strat Information Kit, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench and it also come with a New Deluxe Vintage Black Case. So order your American Stratocaster now with the no-risk assurance of Total Satisfaction and Low Price Guarantees!

Monday, October 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE | Choosing Universities: Setting up for Success

One of the biggest decisions, students will make in their lives is choosing where to go after high school. For parents, even taking the job of guiding their children tends to become a daunting task. With so many possibilities and choices in today’s ever more globalized world, it’s easy for anyone to be overwhelmed when considering all the options available to them.

It has long been conventional wisdom that a good college education will lead to a good career and a good life. However, nowadays, the demands of the markets are constantly evolving, and relying on old advice for a brave new world may not always produce the best results. Consequently, education has also been adapting to catch up to the needs of the globalized economy.

Choosing a course for tertiary education happens at a young age for students, so it’s very common for them to have a change of heart in the middle of it. Of course, changing directions at any point is never the end of the world, but you can minimize risks by being well-informed, and having a clear plan from the very beginning.

Consider the following points when coming up with your plan for a student’s future:

1. What are your Strengths and Interests?
When students evaluate their interests and career prospects, they might find that what they want to pursue might not always line up with what their high school grades reflect. However, tertiary education allows for a fresh start, and it’s better to start with a target that they will enjoy pursuing, rather than pick a course that seems convenient. Passion drives a student to chase their goals and should be a top priority to consider to avoid regrets later on.

2. What School should you choose?

When considering a school, keep in mind that it is more than just a name on a diploma. Primarily, the academic offerings of the school should line up with the student’s goals. The environment a school provides not only helps build the skill set of a student for a future career but also helps shape the character of a maturing adult.

For some that may be uncomfortable with traditional colleges, students may want to consider attending a creative arts institute or a vocational school that specializes in specific skills. With globalization and the rapid development of tech and media, more and more career opportunities have opened up to these alternative paths.
Established institutions should also have a track record of taking care of their graduates after completing their education. Picking the right course at the right school should strengthen a student’s chances of starting off with a good career track.

3. What are your financial capabilities and resources?

Finances are the one thing most people want to avoid talking about but are very serious issue to consider. Tertiary education takes several years to complete, and plans made without calculated financial roadmaps can easily be derailed. This also makes a change of heart in the middle of a course very costly and risky. However, you can expand your limits by considering the many scholarships and financial assistance options now made available to many. These options may even extend to allow a student to study abroad.
With so many factors coming into play, it’s easy to see why so many students and parents might not be able to make an optimal decision. Often, they resort to sticking with “what they know,” for schools and courses - even if it is a bad fit for the students’ goals or personalities. By expanding your knowledge of potential options, you allow yourself to make well-informed choices. A good start with the right choices can set a student up for success in life.

To help students and parents explore their options, World Expos & Concepts (Worldexco) is holding the Expo for Higher Education 2016 on October 21 to 23 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. Exhibitors from many local and overseas schools will be present to offer students possibilities that they might not have considered before. The three-day event is the perfect opportunity to inquire about tuition fees, scholarships, test schedules and new course offerings. Aside from exhibitor booths, several institutions will also be providing interesting and creative presentations every hour to the expo’s attendees.

The information that you can get from a brochure or website can be quite limited. This event will make it easier for students and their parents to collect information directly from the different institutions for higher learning without having to physically visit each campus which can be time-consuming and expensive,” says Raquel Romero, President and General Manager of Worldexco. “Under one roof, we’ve gathered a great mix of traditional and non-traditional schools of different sizes that offer a vast array of courses. Expo for Higher Education is really an easy way to jump start your college search.

Check out  the video of the expo with Kuya Kim Atienza. You may click on the link below.

Entrance to the Expo is free of charge, so make sure you aren’t left behind! To learn more about the event, as well as register for free, visit

Sunday, October 16, 2016

PRESS RELEASE | MILO’s Champanalo Milyon-Milyon Raffle: Helps Public School Children Become Champions

“For many years, MILO has been at the forefront in building champions who best embody the winning energy of our brand. We are very grateful to everyone who continues to support our mission of empowering children to achieve an active and healthy lifestyle,” says Ellen Isturis, Consumer Marketing Lead for MILO Philippines. 

MILO’s commitment in building champions is raised to a new level with the MILO Champanalo Milyon-Milyon Raffle Promo. The nationwide raffle offers over PhP 20,000,000 in prizes, and empowers the winners to build future champions by helping a public school of their choice. The raffle promo is already ongoing, with the next Weekly Raffle set on October 8. The Grand Raffle is on November 6, 2016.

The MILO Champanalo Miyon-Milyon Raffle Promo is our way of thanking our young and grown-up champions and allowing them to also build champions through public schools as beneficiaries.” Ellen added.

The promo will have 10 Weekly Draws of four winners each, held in 22 radio stations. The weekly winners will each receive PhP 2,000. There will also be Special Draws in each Regional Leg of the MILO Marathon, with five winners each leg receiving PhP 10,000.00 cash. Non-winners of the Weekly and Special Draws will automatically qualify for the Grand Draw.

In the Grand Draw, a total of 36 winners (four each from nine areas nationwide and eight from the National Capital Region) will not only win cash, but can also help fulfill the dreams of public school children. For “small pack” entries, winners will get PhP 300,000, while the public school of their choice will win PhP 100,000 worth of Champion Fund. For “large pack entries”, winners will receive PhP 400,000, while the public school of their choice will win PhP 100,000 worth of Champion Fund.

MILO’s grand giveaway is open to all Filipino residents 18 years old and above. To join, participants must purchase the participating brands: MILO Tonic Food Drink or MILO NUTRI UP 3 in 1 Chocolate Malt Drink for Adults or MILO Ready-To- Drink Tonic Food Drink. (See the complete required packs at Then, on a clean sheet of paper, participants must write their whole name, age, address, contact number, and the public school of their choice. Participants can choose the school from the Master List of Public Schools found in the official website of the Department of Education (

Insert the sheet of paper and the MILO pack into a white, legal-sized envelope. At the back of the envelope, write MILO CHAMPANALO MILYON-MILYON RAFFLE PROMO plus the pack that’s included in the entry (example: MILO CHAMPANALO MILYON-MILYON RAFFLE PROMO, MILO 22g). Dropboxes can be found in participating supermarkets nationwide and in DZRH, Love Radio, and Yes FM radio stations.

Join the MILO Champanalo Milyon-Milyon Raffle Promo now and help build a nation of champions!

For the complete mechanics of the promo, visit the website ( or MILO’s Facebook page (

PRESS RELEASE | Ipanema opens more stores in time for the holidays

Brazil’s fun, chic and colorful brand of sandals and flip flops- Ipanema, has opened its latest outlet at SM City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna as part of its expansionary thrust in time for the holidays. The new store is one of the new outlets that the company is eyeing to open this year in time for the holiday season.

With the opening of this latest branch, residents within the area can conveniently shop for the latest Ipanema footwear, especially for gift giving this Christmas. 

The new store carries the latest Ipanema styles and collections, each one inspired by the spectacular coastal neighborhood of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Our expansion in this part of the South couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as the holiday season is just around the corner,” explains Cecille Loretizo, Head of Marketing, ELRO Retail Corp. 
“This new store which carries Ipanema sandals exclusively, boasts of a wider selection of the latest footwear from this iconic Brazilian brand.” she added.
Aside from the newly opened Ipanema outlet at SM City Sta. Rosa, Ipanema store is set to open in SM City Dasmarinas and more stores on the upcoming months, signs of ELRO’s strong outlook in the market as it aims to further grow its retail footprint in the country.

The new Ipanema store is located at Level 1, SM City Sta Rosa. Ipanema stores are also located at SM City Lucena, Clark-Angeles, North Edsa, Bacolod, Pampanga, Cauayan-Isabela, Gensan, Iloilo, Roasales and Cabanatuan; as well as at SM Lanang Premier in Davao, SM Seaside Cebu, Ayala Centrio Cagayan de Oro, Ayala Abreeza Davao and Robinsons Place Antipolo.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Add Extra Cheer to Your Holiday Toast with Franzia

The most wonderful time of the year is finally just around the corner, and what is a better way to celebrate the festive season than to spend it with the ones we love. And, to add extra cheer to your holiday why not open a box of Franzia for every gatherings? With the classy packaging of the three liter wine, a box of Franzia would already be more than perfect to share with friends in a small sized office, with your Christmas party barkada or a family reunion during Noche Buena.

Made from the finest grapes in California USA and known as the world’s best-selling wine, Franzia’s innovative Smart Tap technology amps up its freshness and quality that make the wine fresh and delicious up to its last glass. 

Much more, Franzia is also a classy hamper centerpiece to give to all the important people on your Christmas gift list. Franzia also offers a bottle of wine in 750ml, aside from the Franzia box, which is equivalent to three liter bottle of wine, that could serve more than twenty-five wine glasses.

Whether you choose California Red or Chillable Red, Franzia Wines provide value and pleasure out of these two selections. Take a cue from these recommendations on what best Franzia wine to take to your holiday shindigs:

Best wine for the meat connoisseurs. Smooth, easy and wonderfully balanced, Franzia California Red Wine possesses ripe and juicy blackberry and cherry flavors that ends with a crisp, clean finish. A delicious pair to rich and flavorful beef, pork, and pasta dishes, it also surprisingly blends well with sweet-spicy sauces. 

Best wine for a laid-back dinner. Sexy but not stuffy and punctuated with a sweet cherry flavor, Chillable Red Wine is best enjoyed on dreariest days and also perfect for a cool cocktail. Pairing it with any salad, seafood or dessert will show more of its high flavor and strong finish. From big to simple events, it’s a wine that’s perfect for a relaxing night or chilling with friends.

Ideal for special occasions and as a heartwarming surprise to your loved ones this holiday season, Franzia wines are a standout from the food-gift crowd.

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Franzia Wines is available in California Red 750ml bottle & 3L box and Chillable Red 3L box. Franzia is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation and are available in leading supermarkets and wine stores nationwide. For more information about Franzia, visit and

Monday, October 10, 2016

Different Types of Biscuit Snacks that will tickle your Taste Buds

Biscuits are one the best options for a quick snack fix or when you're on the go, because of the delicious taste it leaves in our mouth and the various forms that are available. And because of that, biscuits have been a hit all over the world. It is almost impossible for you not to find something that will tickle your taste buds, because of the different types of biscuit snacks offered in the market today and here are some examples:


Also called a “soda cracker”, saltines are crispy, dry, and sprinkled with some salt. This type has a variety of uses, making it perfect with your favorite dip and with the soup you need to warm your day. This simple yet delightful snack is the best pair for almost anything, balancing the flavors incredibly. Although some may feel it is a little bland on its own, saltines still serve as the yin to the very flavorful yang.


If you are into biscuits that feel light when bitten and melt in your mouth with a few munches, get yourself a pack of these babies immediately. Ladyfingers are delectable, egg-based snacks, usually serving as the main ingredient of just as mouthwatering desserts such as tiramisu and charlottes. These do pretty well as a stand-alone snack too, and can even be fed to teething infants.

Sandwich Cookies

Being one of the most popular types among school kids, sandwich cookies have found itself in the lunch bags of kids everywhere. The cream filling is sandwiched between two delicious cookies, satisfying both the taste buds and the hunger of anyone who would finish it. Depending on your taste, there are many varieties of this kind that you can choose from, all with very unique cookies and filling.

Shortbread Cookies

Experience that Christmas-y vibe with every bite of a shortbread cookie. Traditionally prepared from a particular ratio of sugar, butter, and flour, it has a white or light brown color. Today, shortbread cookies come in different tasty flavors such as chocolate chip and pecan.

Wafers and Wafer Rolls

Indulge in this scrumptious treat, a perfect biscuit snack for people on the go. A wafer pertains to a dry biscuit used to top your ice cream. But it can be made into a cookie by sandwiching a creamy filling, usually chocolate, between two crispy and sweet wafers. Some have taken it to the next level and marketed a wafer covered with chocolate, perfect for people who have a sweet tooth! Wafer rolls, also known as barquillos, are simply the cylindrically rolled brother of wafers.

One of the best wafer brands in the world, Gastone Lago Elledi, a leading Italian confectionery company is now available in the Philippines. Elledi specializes in the production of wafers and shortbread cookies.

For more of that sweet and creamy goodness, glimpse into the world of Elledi wafers at their Instagram page.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

EVENT | Baskin-Robbins: Scooping happiness in BGC High Street

The world’s most beloved ice cream brand- Baskin-Robbins, spreads more happiness as it opened its 14th branch at B8, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, delighting ice cream lovers around the metro.

The newest branch of the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops features premium hard scoop ice cream, customized ice cream cakes and a full range of frozen beverages which will now be easily accessible to shoppers and residents within Bonifacio High Street and nearby areas in BGC.

There has been a lot of anticipation for the opening of this branch so we are looking forward to bringing our extensive flavor variety and fun factor to the lively Bonifacio High Street area. Guests can expect to enjoy their usual favorites plus a whole range of new and exciting flavors.” shares Michael Dargani, President of IceDream Inc., exclusive licensee of Baskin-Robbins in the Philippines.

Baskin-Robbins lined up a series of delicious treats for its guests and customers to make the store opening more fun and memorable. Including a special one time offer of their awesome range of ice cream flavors for just P31 all day on October 1. Apart from the sweet treats, guests enjoyed many freebies and various activities including a lively performance by the UP Dance Company, a friendly meet-and-greet with the Baskin-Robbins mascot, photo printing, face painting, a special booth called ‘Waffle Wonderland’ where guests could customize their waffles in various shapes and colors and ‘Fundae Sundae’ a booth designed for pure indulgence. 

The brand’s delicious and mouth-watering ice cream cakes also attract dessert enthusiasts worldwide. Each delectable cake is made up of one’s choice of Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors. Available in a wide variety of designs and sizes, they are perfect to celebrate any occasion -- birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, weddings, graduations or just to satisfy ice cream cravings!

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats.

Give in to your sweet cravings and join the fun with the opening of the newest Baskin-Robbins’ branch. Come visit the latest addition to Baskin-Robbins’ growing chain. 

To avail of more exciting promos, visit a Baskin-Robbins store near you: Baskin-Robbins Uptown Place Mall, Central Square and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 2 and 5 in Makati; 2/F SM North, SM North The Block, Fairview Terraces and TriNoma Mall in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; SM DasmariƱas in Cavite and Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna. For more updates, check out or its social media accounts:, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Expo for Higher Education set to showcase tertiary-level options for high school students

(Manila, Philippines) The First Expo for Higher Education or ExHEd is set to launch this October and will serve as venue for students who wish to explore their options for tertiary level education. 

ExHEd, a three-day educational exhibition featuring Universities, Colleges, Senior High School, Graduate and Vocational Schools, Creative Arts Institutes and other organizations for Tertiary Level Education, will be held on Oct 21-23, 2016 at Hall 4, SMX Convention Center Manila. 

Organized by World Expos and Concepts Inc. (Worldexco), this exhibition will showcase dozens of universities, colleges and academic institutions, alongside sponsors and partners. ExHEd will also include a series of presentations, career talks and other activities to aid students as they make a choice for their future.

We want to make it easier for students and their parents to collect information about different institutions for higher learning without them having to visit each and every campus which can be time-consuming and expensive” says Raquel Romero, President and General Manager of World Expos and Concepts. “This expo will serve as a gateway for them to gain more knowledge on the various opportunities that are available to students as the Philippines goes through the K to12 program", she added. 

ExHEd will also provide a venue for students to explore options for studying abroad. Representatives from academic institutions from countries such as Australia, Spain and Hungary will be present to share with the students and their parents the ins and outs of applying to universities overseas.

The Expo for Higher Education’s vision is to become a one-stop-shop of different academic institutions both local and overseas, as well as auxiliary services, event sponsors and partners. 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities on how to exhibit at ExHEd2016 call (632) 855 8341-44 or

Health and Glamour: Pro-Environment Products are Now Available!

Health and Glamour, who wouldn't want to have the best of both worlds right? I know I do! I want to be healthy not just for myself but for my family, and I want to be as glamorous as I can get. That is why I do all possible things I can to take extra care of myself. Good thing these days almost anything is within our reach, there are lots of products that we've grown to love and trust for our body. It actually amazes me to know that as time passes by things just keeps on getting better! And, through blogging, I get to the opportunity to learn new things, meet different people and try out things that are new to me. 
Health and Glamour President, Mirasol Rader during the press conference and product launch.
Just a few weeks ago, I got invited to an exclusive press conference and product launching of Health and Glamour Outsource Marketing Corporation (H&G). The name itself sounds interesting and so are their products. So let's go ahead and get to know more about them.

Health and Glamour Outsource Marketing Corporation (H&G) was founded in 2016 by pro-environment advocates to actively participate in the campaign to promote health and wellness of our body and saving Mother Earth as well! With the daily increasing cases of various illnesses and diseases brought about by our daily use of highly commercialised products, H&G provides consumers with a better option to enjoy organic, natural products that protect one’s health and the world. H&G also ensures products affordability so consumers will have a powerful choice of shifting into organic, natural products with the same budget on the usual commercial products being consumed. This powerful choice enables us to contribute to a safer and healthier environment.

During the launch, they also gave us - media guests some products to try, and I'll start off discussing about them. 

Power Pure Organic Meal

  • Multi-grain powerful superfood
  • Improves memory
  • Reduces heart disease
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Boosts immune system
  • Promotes younger looking skin
  • Creates lots of energy
  • Enriched w/ micro nutrient, dietary fiber, manganese, Vitamin B1 and Omega 3
Pure Organic Alkaline Turmeric Corn Coffee
Turmeric – Spirulina – Moringa – Alkaline - Corn Lotus Leaf - Flax Seed - Tonkat Ali - Guarana

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Fights allergies
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps fight liver diseases
  • Aids in cancer prevention/treatment
  • Aids in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Manages cholesterol
  • Supports brain health
  • Aids weight loss
  • Keeps skin healthy
  • Improves muscle strength & endurance
  • Helps reduce diabetes symptoms
Nature's Care Healthy Toothpaste 
-Made from Moringa Extracts
  • Cleans and whitens teeth
  •  Leaves a pleasant fresh breath in your mouth.
  • Fights cavities.
  • Strengthens teeth.
  • Helps remove plaque
  • Prevents the formation of bacteria on your teeth and gums.
Body Cream
  • Made from Papaya Extracts
  • Instantly lightens your skin and transforms tight patches into soft, supple, hydrated skin. It is an ideal treatment for parched skin.
  • With SPF 30
Issa Bleaching Soap
  • Contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), milk and citrus acids that helps lighten your skin. 
  • It has anti-aging and anti-bacterial formulation that prevents the development of acne, warts and skin disorders.
Issa Charcoal Bar
  • Contains activated carbon which helps draw out impurities and toxins from the skin. 
  • Contains antibacterial properties that heals pimples and prevents further breakouts
  • The activated carbon content is an ideal ingredient for managing oily and acne prone skin types
And here are their other array of products:
Pure Organic Coffe

Green Coffee
  • 100% Vegan Coffee
  • Excellent source of nutrition
  • Contains zinc, potassium, copper and fiber
  • Vitamin B6, C, D and iron
  • 100% Vegan Coffee
  • Excellent source of nutrition
  • Contains zinc, potassium, copper and fiber
  • Vitamin B6, C, D and iron
Fit Coffee (Slimming Coffee)

Pure Organic Slimming Coffee aims to keep you in shape while keeping your body healthy, beautiful and toxin-free. 

Main Components:
Psyllium Husk Fiber, Green Tea Extract, Guarana Extract that aid in weight loss.
Spirulina which is considered as a `superfood’ because of its nutrients-dense contents. It provides your daily dose of nutrients.

Benefits of Spirulina: 
  • Excellent source of protein
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Powerful anti-oxidants
  • Helps regulate sugar levels
  • Keeps skin healthy
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Fights allergies
Wrinkle Defense Serum
Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Extract
  • Vitamine E + Aloe Vera Serum
  • Preventive care for aging skin
  • Lightens eye wrinkles and dark circle
Underarm Whitening Duo
Say goodbye to dark and sweaty underarms with just two solutions!

1. Underarm Bleaching Solution – Day Use
2. Underarm Whitening Cream – Night Use

This bleaching solution has a special formulation that keeps you dry and controls the production of skin melanin which causes the darkening of the underarms. Natural whitening extracts are also added to keep you protected and confident all day!

Argan Soap
  • Argan soap is formulated as a moisturizing soap and a treatment for skin asthma.
  • It treats juvenile acne and skin flaking.
  • It is also ideal for managing wrinkled skin.
Issa Shampoo with Conditioner
From 100% Botanical extracts with Argan Oil
  • This moisture rich formula cares for and nourishes your hair making it naturally beautiful, smooth and healthy-looking.
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Repairs split ends


1. Cleanse
Honey Facial Wash
  • Regular cleansing hydrates the skin and assists in recovery from various skin ailments.
  • Regular cleansing keeps pores clean and reduces the chances of breakouts or a dull complexion.
  • Contains micro-facial beads for deep cleansing. Skin Tightening. Anti-bacterial Anti-oxidant. Anti-Aging.Moisturizer
2. Apply Toner
Refreshing Toner
  • Enriched with the finest botanical extracts and anti-bacterial ingredients to help retain your skin’s moisture.
  • It makes you feel refreshed and replenished.
  • Lightens skin
  • Moisturizes skin
3. Moisturize

GLOW Day Cream
  • SPF 30
  • Heals Sunburn
  • Anti-aging
  • With Collagen and Vitamin E
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Foundation before make up
  • Paraben and SLS free
REST Night Cream
  • Moisturizes and reduces aging of the skin.
  • Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Lightens skin. 
  • Keeps the skin looking radiant.
  • Decreases chances of having skin cancer 
Since Health and Glamour's products are organic and natural, all their raw materials are locally sourced. They are originally Davao-based and for the manpower, they have helped several people already by employing them in the manufacturing. As of now, their products are available via direct selling and they are targeting to sell their products online like Lazada and other online stores and hopefully in the future they will be available in leading department stores nationwide.

H&G offers various Negosyo Packages so if you are into Health and Glamour with the passion in saving Mother Earth you can be a direct seller. You can visit them on the following main outlets to know more details:

Main Outlet/Metro Manila:
Unit 2-D, 2nd Floor, CK Building Visayas Avenue
Quezon City

Davao Outlets:
H&G Outlet A
Door 7, Llamas Commercial Complex
Quimpo Avenue, Davao City

H&G Outlet B
Unit 3, CVA Building
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City