Get Ang Paos For Discounts and Treats at CROCS Stores

Saturday, January 29, 2022


Bretman and AC Bonifacio's favorite Crocs is treating customers to special gifts this Chinese New Year. Since it's the year of the Water Tiger, they're in a giving mood for those that purchase regularly priced Crocs footwear from January 28th to February 28, 2022. They're giving you Ang Paos (customary Red envelope) in Crocs stores nationwide or at the offcial Crocs web store crocs.com.ph.

All you need to do is present your receipt and get it at Crocs stores, it will contain vouchers which will equate to a different treat just on these dates. You can get a Php100 discount on your next footwear purchase (regularly priced of course!) or get a free fancy Jibbitz which makes Crocs even better if you're into that kind of fun and design. Each Ang Pao can only be used in one transaction so make sure your next purchase is worth it, perhaps you can buy a family or friend another pair just for the heck of it!

Participating branches include SM MOA, Megamall, North Edsa, Pampanga, Cebu and Davao. You can also get it from Ayala Malls like Trinoma, Bonifacio High Street, ATC and other participating malls nationwide. Don't take my word for it, just head on to your nearest branch and ask about it!




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Garrett Bolden Releases New Single "Pwede Pa Ba"

Friday, January 28, 2022


Saying it's a phenomenal year for singer, balladeer and Clash finalist Garrett Bolden is but an understatement. It's been a couple of years since we last saw him in a physical event (we talked to him last year virtually too) but certainly, his career has gotten into new heights with him doing several teleserye theme songs like the one for Agimat Ng Agila, The World Between Us, Stories for the Heart, I left My Heart In Sorsogon and more in the future. I asked him about him getting into a new title, being the new King of Teleserye songs perhaps, but he digressed and rather be called a balladeer. The humble lad just released his new single called "Pwede Pa Ba?" and it did debut at #3 and is included on the Fresh Friday picks in the Spotify charts, he's making a good impression with this new song.

Here's what we talked about earlier today.





Garrett is also planning to get an acting hat on if projects permit, it'll give him variety just like his compatriots from The Clash. He's really thankful for Sparkle GMA Artist Center as even if he didn't finish the contest as the champ, he's getting a lot of projects in the network when he thought it was going to be done after the show.

Now make sure you take the time to stream and download this new song on digital platforms because the talented lad deserves it. He's raring to go international soon, and we might be seeing that happening pretty close as he's slated to go to the US for interviews. Break a leg Garrett!

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Birthday Cheers for Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda!




I've been watching her for years on ABSCBN, and in different shows. She's a very good broadcast journalist. Her work in the Senate and Congress formulating laws that help different sectors like education, the environment, women , youth, history and culture has always been there, consistent and has been lauded by many.

Til now, she's been steadfastly moving to generate jobs for indigenous folks, mothers and artisans in her lone district of Antique and in many places across the country, some of which have also weathered the pandemic and changed the lives of many in her own little ways. She's a leader, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda. She's also celebrating her birthday today.

 

 
Happy happy birthday Deputy Seaker Loren Legarda! Cheers to more years of serving the people in this blessed country of ours!



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Start the Year Healthy with the Quaker Strong Bootcamp

Thursday, January 27, 2022


T
he new year comes so fresh, a time to start over and put your diet and fitness goals on track. Thing is, Quaker Oats is going to be there to help you achieve them. To start off things, they're holding the Quaker Strong Bootcamp Challenge st on January 31st to February 6, 2022.

These are various classes and sessions from local fitness studios to jumpstart physical activities and each day, they'll be holding free classes via Zoom sessions. There's Ride the Beat with Rid Revolution on the 31st, February 5 and 6. There's also Electric Studio on February 1st. You can also participate in TMS on February 2. There's some sessions from Saddle Row on February 3 plus a Flyweight Boxing session on February 4th.

 

 
All you need to do is register via https://bit.ly/QuakerStrongBootcamp before February 5 and early birds will get to receive their own Quaker Strong pack that includes healthy snacks which you can consume prior or after your workout sessions. Aside from that, first 100 to complete the Quaker Strong Bootcamp Bingo Challenge will get the chance to get Quaker merch, pretty good stuff!


 
 
Quaker has been my buddy for years and it's got 7x more fiber, 1.7 times more protein which helps in digestion and muscle growth. It also has Beta Glucan which would promote a healthy heart. Follow QuakerOatsPhilippines on FB and they've got lots of information about this on their social channels.




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Year of the Water Tiger Celbrations at Araneta City

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Though it's been lockdown season last 2021, I can say I've been lucky even if the odds were against me. I've been guided by Feng Shui pointers by Feng Shui Queen Marites Allen, it's pretty simple to follow and I've been doing good so far.

There are activities this Chinese New Year at the Araneta City that you should look forward to. This January 26, there's a Tunnel of Chinese Lanterns over at Gateway Mall which you should check out. They also have a horoscope exhibit so you can get guided this 2022. There will be similar ones at Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza from today til February 6th, it's a fun place to be in. There will be a section at Gateway Mall and Farmers Plaza to get various Chinese delicacies and charms which you could get Tikoys and lucky charms from, so make sure you don't miss that.

There's also the Lucky Snaps promo at the Araneta City which you can join via Instagram. Just use the hashtags #LuckySnapsAtTheCityOfFirsts and two winners could get home buffet GC's from Novotel Manila Araneta City, wouldn't that be a good way to start your year?

Aside from that, if you buy stuff from Araneta City establishments worth 2K (single receipt) you can stand the chance to win a Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air if you draw a lucky Angpao from their Mall concierge. That's from January 24 to February 1 so make sure to be there on these dates. There's also a personal shopper service if you can't go out of your homes, just visit the Ask Ara FB page and you'll get free deliveries too from 10am to 5:30pm (within Metro Manila). Health protocols will be followed so make sure to bring your vaccination cards to present at these malls, and follow protocols set by the government. It'll be safe, just be vigilant and follow protocols okay?




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CHA EUN WOO on Smart's HALLYU HANGOUTS!


Good news come those who adore Korean hearthrob Cha Eun Woo star of shows like Gangnam Beauty, True Beauty and soon Island on tvN. He's also in several SBS shows and hosted concerts via KBS which I watched religiously on Cable and online through YouTube. See, he's making your Hallyu dreams come true as he will appear on Smart's Hallyu Hangouts this coming January 29th at 4PM. It'll be shown live on the GigaPlay app so make sure you download it prior to the event itself. 

Ms Jane Basas the SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart Communications says "Filipinos love Korean content and we're bringing our subscribers much closer to things that they love. If you love K Content, it's all at Smart! If you need Korean content and more, you can get it at the GigaPlay App and we're bringing lots of exclusive Hallyu Hangout experiences in it so you get closer to your Korean idols and superstars!"

In the past, they already presented Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Park Seo Jun just to name a few. Make sure to subscribe to Giga K-Video 99 and other higher promos in order to watch the event. It should beactive on that day so don't waste those precious data for anything else if you're a fan!

Visit Smart's social channels and their website smart.com.ph/Pages/hallyu-hangouts for more information about it!



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Livable, Safe and Secure BRIA Homes in Pampanga and Bataan

Saturday, January 22, 2022


We love the outdoors and living in it takes a certain amount of effort to make the quality of life liveable, safe and secure. In provinces like Pampanga and Bataan, this comes surely close as they have a BRIA Home community nearby. Choosing your first home should be simple, it has to be cozy, comfy, and a community easy to live in. BRIA Homes answers all of these as they really think of urban planning prior to putting up houses in a certain location. As Division Head of BRIA Homes Eduardo T. Aguilar says "We are all about bringing the Filipino's home of choice and these ready for occupancy units in Pampanga and Bataan, we are doing that!" Their thrust has always been to provide quality homes for Filipinos country wide!

Aside from that, BRIA Homes has got ready-for-occupancy (RFO) units in Pampanga and Bataan. With perimeter fences, guards and CCTV on 24/7, you're assured you have a secure place to live in. Since it's still pandemic days, they've got 360 Virtual Tours at bria.com.ph so you wouldn't have to go out. You can also ask questions at their Facebook page BriaHomesIncOfficial and reserve a place for yourself at onlinereservation.bria.com.ph. BRIA Homes in Pampanga and Bataan has got multipurpose halls, basketball courts, playgrounds, green spaces, walk paths so you can take care of yourself even in your own community. They also have really good internet connection and ways to pay for amortizations via BRIA's partner banks. They also have electronic payment channels so it doesn't have to be difficult in paying for your homes once you've lived in it.

If you want to see more of it, visit their official website at bria.com.ph or follow Bria Homes Inc. on Faceboo, Twitter, IG, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify, Viber, Telegram, Kakao Talk, LINE and WhatsApp. You can also call them directly at 09398879637.


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Dairy Queen Holds MUDPIE Fest!

Thursday, January 20, 2022


My favorite flavor in Dairy Queen is the Mudpie. My friends, and family often joke about it because I don't get other flavors other than that back when the brand started in the Philippines years back. I fell in love with it because it had the right amount of chocolate, ice cream and cookies that I loved but I was sad when some stores didn't offer it anymore in the menu regularly, so I had to order it in special ways for stores that can still make it. I thought it was going to be that hard for me to get it, but looks like Dairy Queen heard my prayers and came out with the new MUDPIE FEST!


You'll now get the chance to order different Blizzard flavors like the Mudpie Oreo Blizzard, Mudpie Brownie Blizzard and Mudpie Almond Blizzard. They also have an even extra special one called Mudpie Brownie Parfait. Aside from that, they've got ice cream cakes like the new Mudpie Oreo Blizzard Cake which you can get in 6 and 8 inch versions. If you prefer a smaller batch, they have the Almond Mudpie To-Go Tin Cake which you can share with a few people and repurpose the container afterwards.

Thing is, the Mudpie Fest only lasts til March 14, 2022. So I think if there's an opportune time to go to Dairy Queen, I think it's now, other than that, you can opt to just get it for take out or delivery. They have a hotline 8911-1111 or dairyqueen.com.ph. You can also choose other delivery apps and they're there! I'm on my way to the one in Cubao because I love it that much!

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Luis Villanueva Unleashes new Single “Pécho”

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Chill, breezy, relaxing and fun, that's what I'd gladly describe Luis Villanueva's newest single Pecho.

For those who haven't seen it yet, he's a very talented producer, musician, film maker based in the US. He's done Selfish and Cloud 9, his first two singles and it has amassed 1.3 million streams on Spotify which is a feat in itself.

This new single is his handy work influenced by disco, and combined it with techno-electronic music, things you could experience in New York, Paris or the whole Europe. Pecho's music video has already won in film festivals across the globe. They also have casted Asian, LGBTQIA+, Black, Femme and the disabled to work on this video, including Kakie Pangilinan to represent Filipinos in the international scene. Luis also is a founding member of 908A together with Jeune Pascal, a filmmaking and production corpo based in New York. They also promote AAPI in music production and this is their first project. They also released NFT made by artist Dario Rizzuto.908A also hosts events in Columbia University, Parsons and NYU, promoting Filipino art, culture in the state and district.



Here's what I enjoyed today, pretty sick:





Congratulations Luis! You're definitely going places!

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Check Out Buffalo Wild Wings' Prime Lunch Sets and Delivery Bundles

Saturday, January 15, 2022


I've had several birthday celebrations in Buffalo Wild Wings in Glorietta. It's just cozy, easy in the eyes, and got lots of sports shows in different sides of the restaurant. I'm glad they've got dine in, take out or delivery options so if you're suddenly craving for their best sellers, they're pretty easy to get.

Now I've been to a situation that when my friends take a seat and start ordering, they wouldn't be the sharpest tool in the shed. It either ends up us pointing fingers, or just decide for them if they're a bit lazy. Well Buffalo Wild Wings want to things to be easy, they now have PRIME LUNCH SETS available for dine in customers for only Php 495. All you need to do is pick from the Wings, Mac N Cheese, Side Salad, Ultimate Nachos, Chicken tenders, Onion Rings, Crispy Chicken, Chipotle Salmom, Fried Rice, Ribs, Chipotle Salmon, Garlic Rice. You can get it all day weekdays, which is a good deal especially if you're out for lunch on a work week.



There's also Buffalo Wild Wings Delivery Bundles if you choose to have it for take out or delivery. You may choose in bundles with either a 5 pc chicken wing or 5 pc chicken tenders. They also have the All for One combo that's got 15 wings, chicken tenders, onion rings or nachos with 3 dips. If you prefer the For The Win package, it's got 2 pcs of Fried Chicken, Grilled Pork Belly, Wing Meal and Boneless Meal. Surprisingly, they've priced this quite nicely and have it all available via the Bistro Delivers app, GrabFood, Food Panda and the Pickaroo app.

Top left has Ribs, Chipotle Salmon, Garlic Rice, Side Salad, while on the right they have Wings, Mac & Cheese, Side Salad, Ultimate Nachos and 2 pcs Crispy Chicken, Chipotle Salmon, Fried Rice (on the blue plate).


If you want to see more, simply follow their social channels at @bwingsph and see why a lot of people love their pizza and wings!

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Beko's Efforts on Sustainability

Friday, January 14, 2022


Design has always been a good mark of a forward looking country. This has been seen in Europe where everything from the little pebble on the road pairs up with the moulding on the ceiling. It can be about texture, color, generation, of which done classy and tastefully would spark joy in any home. These days, it's amazing how even appliances have been following suit and making different colors, designs available for the Filipino market.  



EU's number one Beko takes pride in making sure you don't just get the best appliances from the European market. They go the mile to follow strict quality regulations and look good from any angle, but still think of energy efficiency. It's their huge commitment to sustainability that makes the difference which is why they've got things like Beko refrigerators with HarvestFresh Technology to keep all your fresh stuff last long inside the fridge. Aside from that, they utilize a compressor that does less energy consumption and can operate in different types of weather. Even their washers have ProSmart Inverter Motors to save 30 percent more energy. Today, Beko wants to have zero emissions by the year 2050. Big task but confident that they'd be able to do it in the EU. Saving the Earth's resources, lessen water pollution and staying environmentally friendly, Beko wants to do it today for the future generation. Why not right? That makes total sense.

If you want to know more about them, go to bekopromos.ph of BekoPH on Facebook. They've got tons of promos for you if you're in the look for appliances. Go check them out! 


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SPARKLE with Sanya Lopez, Gabbi Garcia, Ysabel Ortega, Bianca Umali, Derrick Monasterio, Ruru Madrid, Miguel Tanfelix, Khalil Ramos and Mr. M


Spent the evening with some of GMA's brightest stars as they talk about the huge change that happened with GMA Artist Center, they now call it SPARKLE. This was launched during the Kapuso Countdown which is their annual new year's celebration. Today, Mr. M chose a handful of them so we could get to know them more.

Sanya Lopez says "Of course when Sparkle leveled up, I'm more excited to also level up our talents. The name might have changed, but we continue to grow, they will be there to guide us all. It's a little nerve wracking, but I hope I get to work with the others because I've only worked with Gab, Ruru and Derrick. For me, I believe if you are a good person, that's already a Sparkle. Your attitude, your being humble, you feel that grow through other people because you have a good heart. For me, First Yaya I feel made me Sparkle the most.


Miguel Tanfelix on the other hand adds "If I would say something to my younger self, I won't spoil anything. I'll just say you're doing good. Being part of this will make it better, they're there to guide us to work on our craft and to constantly push us. They will drive us to even better things. I want to also work in a film with Khalil, I really learned a lot during our talks off cam. I am grateful and excited. I feel people forget what we do, but if you do it wholeheartedly with the right intentions, you'll inspire people."

Ysabel Ortega says "We're working hard to level up ourselves, super excited to be part of this family. They will make us level up as well, to meet that standard, to work hard, inspired and motivated. I have only worked with Miguel, so seeing them here I want to work with them all."

Good looking man Khalil Ramos adds "Put all your money in bitcoin. I'll tell my younger self to brace for the ride of your life, to look at your beginnings and spend more time with family. In this evolving industry, it's nice to have a team with Sparkle, they believe with I do and the skills I posess. In terms of work, I now have a lot of people to work with. I look forward to have a productive year with Sparkle. The one I have only worked in this group is Gabbi, hopefully that will change and perhaps create content one day, we have a lot of things to do.

Bianca Umali says "To all the dreamers, we all want you to know that anything is possible. This is a milestone for all of us, we have our own paths, but they're not here to change, but to lay more roads and have more discoveries which we cannot do alone. I have nothing but a grateful heart, I want to work my compatriots here because I've only had work with Miguel and Derrick, so it's going to be a nice opportunity to do that now. Aside form Mano Po, I have a series with HBO, hopefully to premiere this year so I hope people watch that. I'll also have a soap by the end of the year, and I've launched my own YouTube channel so I can share more of myself with everyone. I hope I get to work with Ruru."

Gabbi Garcia shares what she feels sand says "I'm excited to see more collaborative work. Us 8 we are pretty close off cam and I'm excited to grow this year! They give us the right direction and I am blessed to be part of this group. I am grateful for my team for trusting me, it's a big deal, I want to work more with them in a show, I haven't worked with Miguel, Bianca and Ysabel. I've known them for years, but haven't had the chance to do that, hopefully this year. Encantadia for me was where I sparkled the most, because I was the youngest there. After that, I was stronger, a lot better because I learned from them."

Ruru Madrid says "If there's something that I would say to my younger self, is to never stop dreaming. Even if you fail, you'll get there, you'll never stop learning. It's just a challenge and you'll appreciate it more when you get it. It's a challenge for all of us, because it's  a huge thing to trust us with this. We need to give our 100 percent in inspiring more people, entertain them, and give us the challenge to step up. The ones here are very talented in their respective shows, it's a big thing to be here, it's a challenge to prove myself, I want to explore more with the projects that I accept and I'm sure with Sparkle it'll happen. I haven't worked with Bianca, Khalil and Ysabel, I am excited if we could do that, it'll be something fun. Lolong is a really hard project, I have prepared for that a lot. I made my YouTube channel a venue to talk to my co actors, to learn from their hardships and struggles, to put up businesses, to inspire people. Hopefully I'd be able to work with Bianca because she's very talented, very professional and I'd like to learn from her too. It's a challenge for all of us to leave something for people who watch our shows, I want to show something different everyday. I don't want to stop learning, to only live with what I have, I want to give inspiration to others and even other artists of Sparkle. I was initially shocked about being part of this project, for me, I just want to bring back their trust, to work harder, there are a lot more good looking people out their but they gave us their trust."

Derrick Monasterio says "This is just the start for us. All I know is that I'm here to improve, and hopefully it will show in my new projects and movies. I have almost worked with all of them except Khalil and Ysabel, hopefully it'll be easy now to do that in one show, soon. Calling someone by their name, it impacts them, it's something personal, smile at them, these simple ways can make their day change, and it'll be something that could also benefit us in the future. I was driving earlier when I found out that I'm part of Sparkle 8 and I thank the Lord that he gave me strength to be part of this. Hope we flourish in our own little ways."

Mr. M "Get a nice light and put lot of shiny things on you (he kids), you have to do more work, you have to make it shine. We want to rebrand Artist Center and give it a face lift, give it more vigor, make it younger and better. It was already good, but we just want to be more with these artists. We're raring to have more quality work, I suggested it a couple of months ago and Lorenz Tan came up with the name. When I look at someone, I see a spark, you see the garbo, and it's something special, you just feel it when you see someone. After a while you get to know their work, their passion, their commitment and discipline, like these 8 guys and gals, even then I've seen how they have grown in GMA. I've seen that in Dingdong Dantes and Alden Richards. These days, you need to have something in them that make them love their profession. These young men and ladies are just the start, we want to revitalize Artist Center and I think Sparkle just does that. It embodies that change, you can expect a better quality of work from these artists and this system that we work will have them in rigorous training and workshops so we can see them as GMA's brightest stars this year. I don't think things changed with social media, the formula has been the same. We still don't know if it's better or worse, because it has given us more opportunities to enhance the progress of the artist, but also, there are some bad things about it. The system will stay the same, you have to look for the Spark, we try and work with them to complete that. It helps, but sometimes it's buwisit! (he kids)."

There's nowhere to go but up as you see these SPARKLE artists shine even brighter this 2022. Hope we get to talk to them more soon!


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ARJO ATAYDE Initiates Free Antigen Tests, Receives Awards with Mom Sylvia Sanchez

Thursday, January 13, 2022


I've always adored Arjo as an actor but he's currently taking this different hat seriously. With the increase of COVID-19 cases in te country, he saw it fit to provide free Antigen testing in different Barangays under Quezon City's First District. Schedules include Barangay San Antonio on January 13 at the San Jose Street Basketball Court, January 14 at Barangay Bahay Toro's Basketball Court and January 15 at Barangay Paltok's Mendoza Street Basketball Court (all from 9AM to 5PM). This is part of his Aksyon Agad efforts in the district and says "I know a lot of people in my district have no access to Antigen testing and I believe this should be done in order to better address and stop the virus from spreading. Through this, they would know their status and know if they or their whole family are affected by it. It's time to get tested, and we're doing it for FREE."

Arjo is really taking major strides in making sure the welfare of his constituents are taken cared of. His sincerity is really unquestionable.

Recently, he and Mom Sylvia were given honors through Phoenix Excellence Awards for Entertainment 2021 in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. Arjo also has been given the coveted Green Zeal from La Salle, which in my books he truly deserves. Ms. Sylvia says "I've seen how Arjo worked and how he has dedicated his life to his craft as an actor all these years. This is with hard work, sans all our difficulties, it gives us motivation to be more passionate at what we do in the entertainment industry."

Arjo also quips "The Green Zeal from my alma mater inspires me to continue what I'm doing in public service. This strengthens my Lasallian values of faith, integrity and honesty in all that I do. I aim to be a worthy man to receive this."  

Quezon City deserves good people to lead them, Arjo makes that an easy choice.


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Social Democracy: Meet Presidential Aspirant Norberto B. Gonzales


Meet Norberto B. Gonzales. He's a National Security Adviser and general director of the National Security Council - and former Secretary of National Defense. He's a presidential aspirant this 2022 elections under the Philippine Democratic Socialist Party (PDSP). He's also bringing in 20 years of experience in political/peace negotiations, very well a part of what has been done in three different presidential terms and always, have been trusted in these matters.

Mr. Gonzales says "Since PDSP's inception, the youth has been instrumental in change and reform. The organizations sprouted during that time including non religious ones, and we advocated then something that would challenge the dictatorship without resorting to violence and communism."

He adds "The pandemic has been a very serious problem, it has continuously been a part of our lives for a while. It's important to re-organize our medical community, an integral part of what we need to solve this, to have a common position and address this immediately. It's time to invigorate our pharmaceutical industry, so we can make and create our own when things like these happens. The pandemic has made our lives change, but also showed us that nature can renew itself."  

"When I went around the country, I talked to people. When I was in the government, I knew we had the ingredients of a much better nation than what we are today. Our people are good, and we can fix our lives, especially the young ones who are already a part of local government units. When they become politicians, they lose their identity, the system breaks them... and I hope a new one would fix this. I've been working for a decade in the government and I see this would make a huge difference. It's sad to see someone who has been already proven in court is making a comeback, and trying to destroy the truth. I've experienced martial law, and I've suffered that time, we cannot allow those to change history, lives were lost during that time and it is unacceptable. The election is supposed to be a time to choose new directions, new system. The most important asset of a country is its people. The opportunities should be for all, capital should be for everyone. We should stop some politicians from giving away resources to only a few people in this country."

"You know, it's sad to see what's happening to us. When we had the People Power Revolution, I thought this has ended Marcos' reign and all that was stolen from us will be brought back to the Filipino people. This election is important, we need to explain and tell the truth, and tell them about the atrocities of the Marcoses. We need to tell them now, especially the activists that are still living. I promise to tell the youth about history, we should never let them spread lies. It's hard for me to tell the other candidates, so I will try my best to tell the people instead. I believe in my countrymen who can discern right from wrong, I will not put myself in contention with Marcos' campaign."

"My difference is what would make me win from others, I hope that I can be that better person that people can choose among the candidates."

With experience in the matters of the state, he is one qualified individual to run this country. Aside from that, he identifies the pandemic as something that is a huge threat in our national security and believes in the ideologies of social democracy. You now have options, make that vote count in May.

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Personal Collection Does Recyclable to Biodegradable Shift


Doing good for themselves, the community and the environment has always been in the goals of Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc. In a nutshell, they've made efforts to do packaging for their products from recycled to biodegradable, and done it real good. Good enough to have an award from DENR.

As Personal Collection President and CEO Jerome Tuguin says “We have dared to do the shift from recycling to a more sustainable solution by using biodegradable packaging. We proudly have pioneered this in hopes to impact every Filipino home. We'll be promoting more initiatives to increase our tribe, and have the #GreenLifeGreatLife a reality in communities across the country. Expect more coastal cleanups (like what they did last October 2021) and plant more mangrove trees in sites like Pampanga and Bataan."

PC has also partnered with Marine Conservation Philippines and did coastal cleanups in Siaton Negros Oriental, Siliman Beach in Dumaguete City, and Bayawan in the same province. It was participated by PC employees and volunteers from different PC branches. Here's hoping it'll grow more in the next few years. 

Congratulations Personal Collection!


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Acer Outs Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


The good people from Acer just came out with a very special laptop, specifically the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition (AV15-51R). True to its name, it's a special model that depicts Acer's commitment to more sustainable years which they have a capacity to do technology wise. This particular model will also benefit the National Geographic Society, a US based NGO which does so much work in exploration, research and education in the preservation of nature. The company already has done a lot of effort in bringing down its ecological footprint specifically with their Earthion platform, that produced their Vero line today. Acer hopes this inspires not just the public but their tech compatriots and do the same.

Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk


Acer Aspire Vero is made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastic. It still maintains a tough chasis, but doesn't sacrifice overall design. It follows the National Geographic template of a yellow border and a printed line “For Planet Earth” in its keyboard. The outside packaging can be also used for different things after using the laptop, with its nicely designed box, you can use it as a container or even a laptop stand when folded. This gets you 21% less in carbon emissions and lesser footprint, but have easy access when you need to upgrade its hardware later on.You may check acer.com for price and availability, but it's easily there in authorized retailers nationwide.

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Protecting Our Families and Stopping the Spread of the Virus


I
t's potentially the worst way to spend the holidays... to be sick and isolated. Though there's been a very good run wherein cases were down during the Christmas season, the Omicron variant happens in the Philippines and it's even more contagious.

Today (January 11), the Department of health has logged 28,007 cases and that figure is definitely alarming. The Omicron variant has symptoms like Sore Muscles, Fever, Dry Cough/Sore Throat and Extreme Tiredness. I've known so many people in my own timeline who've gotten COVID-19 and much of them have started isolating at home. While the Chinese families have a good grasp of how traditional Chinese medicines can help, Filipinos are now starting to see the benefits of it. With a doctor's prescription, you may opt to get Lianhua Qingwen. Together with this, the government advises to prevent, detect isolate, treat, re-integrate and vaccinate so we'd get less transmission of it... this is in hopes that Filipinos follow protocols too so our health professionals can start to manage cases in the country.

You may get Lianhua Qingwen on Mercury Drug, Southstar Drug, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy and TGP stores nationwide. It's SRP is Php 288 per box of 28 capsules. If you want to know more about it, visit philarchipelago.com or call them via 83617491 to 98 and be connected to local 844. Make sure you get a doctor's prescription before getting one as it is needed.




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MARITES ALLEN Does the Lowdown on Year of the Water Tiger

Friday, January 07, 2022


Spent a few hours at the Marites Allen 2022 Feng Shui Forecast livestream last December 26 and 27. A lot of feng shui aficionados, followers from the Philippines and around the world joined in the fun online, the second instance this happened because of the pandemic. Ms.Marites Allen and her crew shot it all entirely in London, entitled “Roar with Confidence in the Year of the Water Tiger”.

It's been 60 years since the last Water Tiger year happened and during the event, Ms. Allen took time explaining lucky directions for home, the workplace and what to do if you are of a specific zodiac sign this 2022. She shares how water based industries should explore new markets in order to grow. This could be things associated with martime, transport, food and shipping. Also included are ports and rivers, things that have something to do with technologies and businesses that delve in water can look forward to bigger gains specifically this year.

There will be a lot of things happening specifically with countries transitioning to a wider utilization of digital wallets, electronic banking and cryptocurrencies. You can also use enhancers to activate goodness in unlucky directions. You must also be aware that this could be a dismal year for Monkeys. Although this looks so good for Tigers, Dragons, Horse and Dogs. Signs of Rat, Ox, Snake, Rabbit, Sheep, Rooster and Boar though should take it easy and just proceed with caution everytime they need to deal with things. You may visit www.frigga.com.ph  or www.frigga.co.uk if you want to know more about it and purchase auspicious Frigga fashion items that can make this year even better for you.




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LANDERS Superstore Calls for Donations

Thursday, January 06, 2022

I've been struggling appreciating the holidays especially when several provinces in Visayas and Mindanao were hit by Typhoon Odette. Although I've helped in my own little way, there are still a lot of people suffering without food, water, electricity and even information because internet connection doesn't exist.

Good thing there are several private entities that are launching donation drives to help in making sure supplies are going to get there. Landers Superstore members and non members can now donate water, hygeine kits, clean clothes, pillows, blankets, and other non perishable items in all their branches nationwide. Aside from that, you can purchase things to donate on their website landers.ph/help-vismin and use the voucher code HELPVISMIN so delivery fees will not be charged, all of it will be picked up by the Philippine Army so they can get them to Typhoon Odette hit areas. As of now, they have a total of 12.5 Million pesos worth fo products delivered and 5 Million from their partner Deca Homes. They are also supplying tap water at the Grand Convention Center in Cebu during office hours, to hopefully not have anyone lacking water wherever in Cebu.
 
 


Go visit Landers Superstore branches nationwide and start sharing whatever you can for this cause.




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VALORANT AGENT 19 NEON Out, Featuring YLONA GARCIA's "Entertain Me!"



VALORANT has just released the full trailer for new Agent 19 NEON, an electric laden runner with fast mobility and speed from Manila, Philippines. Voice actor Vanille Velasquez got the opportunity to do this new duelist. Proudly, I am glad to inform you that our very own international recording Aussie Filipino artist Ylona Garcia  just released ENTERTAIN ME for this particular occasion in partnership with Riot Games and Valorant.

Entertain Me is a synth pop number that talks about female empowerment, and signified she won't be controlled or fooled by anyone. This is produced by DNA and written by Ylona, David Musmeci and Antonio Egizii. This is under PARADISE RISING/88rising Music which we have written about a couple months back. I've heard it during the singing parts of this video right here which was released by Valorant yesterday.




Now I don't know if there's any confirmation, but NEON actually looks like Ylona in some angles. The teaser trailer entitled "Nanay" which was released a few days ago also personified NEON as someone who misses home, her mom, very Filipino. She made a very tropical looking room and the good guys in the game actually liked it. I play this religiously so I'm going to be so proud hearing more about NEON, this song by Ylona as she becomes an even bigger star in the international stage. She's 19 and she's just starting!




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DINGDONG DANTES and BEAUTY GONZALEZ for I Can See You AlterNATE

Wednesday, January 05, 2022



Exciting is pretty much a word that defines what we felt during the blog conference for the I Can See You AlterNATE series on GMA. This is the first time that Dingdong Dantes is going to be paired with Beauty Gonzales. They've had this taping done late last year and they worked pretty fast because everyone was very professional. This also includes the on screen comeback of Jackie Lou Blanco and Direk Ricky Davao, which for one or more reasons would have been not done on Philippine TV.

Beauty says "I was so lucky to get  to work with this cast because it was such a blast, I hope we get the chance to work again because this was a little bitin. It was such a beautiful experience! It's nice to end the year with me working with a group like this. Dingdong is so professional, very intuitive, I know why he's very respected in GMA because he's very caring and very nice to everyone. To tell you honestly I was nervous at first because I just wanted to work with him, and now it's happening."

Dingdong adds "This show is very unique, quite different from the shows I've done previously because I play two people, with different personalities. It's more of the difficult ones I've done in my career. It's a beautiful experience working with her. In the beginning we had to test the waters because it's the first time to meet on set, and first time to work with each other. The difficult roles made us more open with each other because the requirement was really high. As actors we had to know each other because we're giving part of ourselves in the roles we played. You need to have complete trust and I think we have done that in the beginning of the work day, we've established that."

 



I Can See You AlterNATE will be seen week nights on GMA Telebabad so make sure you catch the episodes starting day 1!




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