Wednesday, December 18, 2013

American Eye Gives Big Surprises For OFW and their Families !!!


 The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.


In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.


“The essence of the holidays is giving back to the community and American Eye Center does so by honoring our beloved OFWs. These modern day Filipino heroes deserve much recognition and we do that by offering quality eye care for them and the rest of their families through our exclusive OFW Privilege Card,” says American Eye Center’s COO Dr. Benjamin Cabrera.


American Eye Center offers the OFW Privilege Card to all overseas Filipino workers and their qualified dependents. The card is absolutely free and entitles the bearer to a 50 percent discount on comprehensive eye examinations and 15 percent discount for their dependents. The card also allows special 20 percent discount on cataract surgery, 15 percent discount on All Laser or Bladeless LASIK, and 10 percent off on diagnostic procedures.


The card also offers exclusive discounts at American Eye Center partner SPEX Optical. All OFW’s need to do is set an appointment and present valid overseas employment documentsto avail of these unlimited discounts starting December 2013 to March 2014.


Eye health and OFWs

American Eye Center honors OFWs with this privilege because we believe and respect the sacrifices they make to provide a better life for their families. In order to do so, these modern day heroes need to be physically up to take on this challenge which is where eye health comes in. They deserve nothing short of optimum eye health to achieve overall well-being,” Dr. Cabrera said.


Excellence in Ophthalmic Care

American Eye Center has been breaking new ground in ophthalmic care since its establishment in 1995. American Eye Center’s level of excellence is backed by the Associated Eye Specialists, the most experienced and longest-running EyeMD group practice in the country, composed of 17 doctorsextensively trained in various ophthalmic subspecialties. The Center is also staffed with highly qualified optometrists, nurses and counselors to provide patients with personalized quality eye care.  


American Eye Center is a full-service diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical eye facility fully accredited with the Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It houses the latest diagnostic equipment for the early detection and monitoring of all eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract.  


Its location in Greenbelt 5 in Makati City has a laser suite, an operating room, a recovery room, examining rooms, and a spacious reception area.  Clients can also choose from a wide array of elegant eyewear from SPEX, a world-class eyewear center adjacent to the American Eye Center and managed by The Optical Shop. 


The company’s main office is located at the level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and details, call tel. nos. 636-0762 or 729-EYES (3937) or email us You may also for more information about the OFW Privilege Card.

Avail of American Eye Center’s OFW Privilege card and ensure a clear future for the entire family. Set an appointment today via phone or e-mail or through American Eye Center’s appointment planner available at their website. Always stay in the know by downloading the American Eye Center App available on iPhone, iPad, and on Android.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Energizer Philippines Donates P2M To Rehabilitate Homes of Yolanda Victims

ENERGIZER Philippines, Inc. has donated P2M worth of its products to several foundations and NGOs, as part of their rescue and rehabilitation efforts to the affected families and individuals that were devastated during the wrath of typhoon Yolanda over the Visayas Region recently. Present during one of the simple turnover ceremony were Lady Reyes and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.   “We at Energizer Philippines are one with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. of its rehabilitation programs. We hope that our Energizer flashlights and batteries will go a long way to help rebuild the lives of the people affected by Typhoon Yolanda” said Lady Reyes of Energizer Philippines, Inc.

Monday, December 16, 2013

4 Best Reasons Why I want to be a SYKESYERS

As people with different standards we often have thoughts on why a certain thing rocks or why it stands out among the rest. Yes and I do have that same standards in mind.

Just to share with you, a few years back when I was on a “job-hunt”, the BPO industry then was on its early-booming stage. I went to a call-center company which was located at Quezon City. I applied there because I passed their initial interview so the next phase was to go to their office and undergo a series of tests/exams to see if I’ll get hired as a “Customer .. . Evrything went well in the few hours as I passed their 13 kinds of exams and the simulation test. The next and determining part was their final interview. I was kind of feeling confident and positive at that time since I said to myself that I never get to decline to any job I have previously applied. At the final interview I was asked about what are my dreams and etc. I said to myself that, “Wow these are pretty simple questions”. But after a few minutes I was called back my interviewer and was told I didn’t get the job. I felt so down that time. Who wouldn’t?

After that experience I said, I will never apply again in aBPO-related company. It was a trauma for me-YES!

And just like anyone who has a bad experience, things has changed. How and when? That was until I attended the SYKES Year-End Celebration2013 Party last December 15,2013 at SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia.

The party was attended by roughly 9,000 ++ employees of SYKES PHILIPPINES. I was even glad to meet the it’s very nice Vice President for Operations, Mr. Dean Van Ormer.

Mr. Dean Van Ormer said, “What I love about SYKES PHILIPPINES employees is your PASSION, You have always shown great passion in and out of work. That is why we have a great 2013”.

VP for Operations Sykes Philippines 
Mr. Dean Van Ormer

I have felt the sincerity in Mr. Dean Van Omer’s words as he spoke of it. Most of the time what drives most of the employees to work hard is that knowing your company believes in what you are doing. Sometimes it’s not about how much you will be earning from your work. Money does not always play a deciding part if you are not going to work harder or not. For me it’s all about being commended for what you have always worked hard. So hearing a big boss like that of Mr. Dean Van Ormer speak of how he lauded their employees being passionate of their work is one big boost for his employees to even work harder. And that is one of the Top 4 reasons why I think Sykes Philippines is still growing in numbers in terms of manpower.

The second reason is that they continue to expand- one proof is the newly open site, SYKES Glorietta. Sykes Glorietta is the first call-center that offers highly supportive facilities from the lighting, chairs and etc, making it more conducive for their employees to work at.
The 3rd “most” rocking reason for me why SYKES Philippines is still one of the best BPO Companies here in the Philippines is the fact that raised and donated 2 Million pesos to help rebuild the affected provinces of Tacloban and Samar. It was actually a small amount compared to other donations but it still helped a lot. For a multinational company to donate and raised awareness in its employees is enough to know that they are really a company not just after the profits.
The 4th reason is that SYKES Philippines recently awarded its 200 employees for their loyalty and commitment, in which 7 of it were their employees for already 15 years. The 193 employees were on their 10th year as “SYKESYERS”.

Giniling Festival rocking the crowd with their songs

These are just of the many reasons I found why I suddenly wanted to work in a call-center again despite the “trauma” I had a few years. After all there’s no harm in trying my luck again.

The SYKES YEAR END Party 2013 was a blast. Six mainstream bands performed that night including show-opener, UP DHARMA DOWN, GINILING FESTIVAL, KAMIKAZEE, EBE DANCEl and ITCHY WORMS. The party was hosted by seasoned and dashing host Drew Arellano and model/host Kat Alano.

The party did not just stopped with its MUSIC FEST and over-flowing food and drinks, SYKES PHILIPPINES also raffled to their top referrers a MITSUBISHI MIRAGE. Earlier this year Sykes launched their Employee Referral Program where in it gave big chances in taking home a brand new car that night to one lucky referrer.

Indeed Sykes Philippines is among the BPO-related companies that we all should look out for. Their continuing passion and commendation to their employees will soon even bear more fruits by hiring more employees (and that means more working opportunities for Filipinos) and more sites to open to accommodate their ever growing number of employees.

To SYKES and SYKESYERS Congratulations to another fruitful year and more sites to open.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christian Baustista Signed His 3rd Year As Endorser For Ink All You Can

Just this afternoon Christian Bautista signed his 3rd year contract as endorser for local Ink brand, Ink All You Can.

Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista had a refreshing stint in Japan when he represented the Philippines jn the Asean-Japan Music Festival -Music For Healing After the Earthquake. The festival was held at the NHK  Hall in Shibuya Japan.

"Christian Bautista has helped establish InK -All-You-Can as the trusted brand for printer consumables in the country since 2010," said Jerry Ilao, Ink-All-You-Can's President. "With our partnership, we were able to increase brand awareness and share the good news of unlimited printing to more customers. We look forward for more projects with Christian".

With Christian Bautista's clean stature as an actor and singer, I think that really helped the brand to reach more customers.

By the way, Ink-All-You-Can is now open for franchise. Interested entrepreneurs can now venture a business like this with a stable business plan and fast "return-of-investment".

For interested entrepreneurs, you may visit their website at

With Christian Bautista during his contract signing with Ink-All-You-Can .

The President of Ink-All-You-Can, Mr.Jerry Ilao and Christian Bautista.

Where to catch Christian Bautista? Watch him every Sundays at GMA's Sunday All Stars. He is also currently working on a new album under Universal Records and had just released a special jingle "Paskong Pilipino" , a song he collaborated with his brothers, Jordan and Joshua.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

My "Fast and the Furious" Crush Paul Walker Dies

Indeed, the first day of December 2013 is not all that happy for the "Fast and Furious" fans out there and most especially me. 

The "Fast and Furious" cast Paul Walker dies in a car crash today in California at the age of 40.

I fell in love with Paul Walker with his role as he was so dashing in the movie "The Fast and Furious". I love his role there as someone who would go along way and prove to everybody his love for his girl.

As i write this blog, I'm on verge of tears. I cannot imagine that i won't see him anymore in the future Fast and Furious movies.

It was also heart-breaking for us Filipinos because according to news he is on his way to a charity event held for the typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan victims here in the Philippines.

Paul Walker -You are forever LOVED!!!

To his family and loved ones...

He will be forever in our hearts....

For the meantime, will watch his movies and cry :(

Monday, November 25, 2013

PAROKYA ni EDGAR Launches Their New Release " Bente" at EASTWOOD City Central Plaza

This November 29 at the Eastwood City Central Plaza, Parokya Ni Edgar will launch their latest release Bente, which celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary as a group. Bente has two editions – 1 DVD/2 CD and 2 CD. The DVD includes 28 music videos of the band plus two documentaries. The 2 CD has a total of 29 tracks (27 of the band’s biggest hits plus 2 brand new tracks).

Parokya ni Edgar is one of my favorite bands of all time. I remember they had a concert in school during my last year in College (Polytechnic University of the Philippines ). Talk about reminiscing during those days.... 

PNE fans here's your chance to see and watch them perform and get a free Bente shirt and an autographed album of Bente!!!!!

Bente also includes their newest single Ang Parokya, which talks about the beginnings of the band. It also features Gloc-9 and Frank Magalona. Ang Parokya is the second time that Parokya Ni Edgar, Frank and Gloc-9 collaborated in a song. The music video of the song is also included in the DVD.

For avid fans, two documentaries are included in the DVD– Ang Kuwento ng Parokya and Ang First Gig ng Parokya.

Those who will buy Bente on the launch date will get free T-shirt and a poster, on a first come, first served basis.

Part of the proceeds of Bente will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross – Quezon City Chapter.

1. Ang Parokya
2. Buloy
3. Maniwala Ka Sana
4. Silvertoes
5. Harana
6. Picha Pie
7. Halaga
8. Inuman Na
9. Swimming Beach
10. Sorry Na
11. This Guy’s In Love With You Pare
12. Mr. Suave
13. The Yes Yes Show
14. Chikinini
15. Your Song (My One And Only You)

1. Mang Jose
2. Para Sayo
3. Papa Cologne
4. The Ordertaker
5. Gitara
6. Bagsakan
7. First Day Funk
8. Macho
9. Akala
10. Boys Do Falling Love
11. Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)
12. Pangarap Lang Kita
13. One Hit Combo
Bonus Track
14. Salamat Po

Ang Mga Music Videos Ng Parokya:
1. Ang Parokya
2. Buloy
3. Maniwala Ka Sana
4. Silvertoes
5. Harana
6. Picha Pie
7. Halaga
8. Inuman Na
9. Swimming Beach
10. Sorry Na
11. Mr. Suave
12. The Yes Yes Show
13. Chikinini
14. Mang Jose
15. Para Sa’yo
16. Papa Cologne
17. The Ordertaker
18. Gitara
19. Bagsakan
20. First Day Funk
21. Macho (Version 1)
22. Macho (Version 2)
23. Akala
24. Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)
25. Pangarap Lang Kita (Version 1)
26. Pangarap Lang Kita (Version 2)
27. Pangarap Lang Kita (Version 3)
28. One Hit Combo

Espesyal Features
• Ang Kwento Ng Parokya
• Ang First Gig Ng Parokya

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Epic Halloween at Solaire Resorts and Casino

Last August 31, 2013, I had the most " First and Epic" Halloween party ever!!! Yes it was my first ever! And who would have thought that it would be at Solaire Resort Casino and Hotel.

I actually don't have the slightiest plan of attending one that night. while everyone was busy thinking what costume to wear, I was busy thinking if I should be busy like all the rst who are all fussing about their costumes.

But those last minute thingies changed as that afternoon, a friend told me that she was going to a Halloween party. I said why is everybody busy thinking of going to a Halloween Party. And since I missed this girl, I said why not?

I missed Phylicia, yeah her name is Phylicia and she  asked me if I can go with her at Solaire Resort Casino and Hotel for this year's Halloween Party, "The AFter Glow Halloween Party".

Solaire Resort's theme this year is the Neon Days of the 80's and 90's. And with that being said guest of this year's Halloween Party should be dressed in anything but neon.

I don't have any neon outfit but that didn't stopped me from going. All I know is that I have that "party" itch and I was so excited to celebrate Halloween with my sweetie friend Phylicia.

Lo and behold,I guess there was no need to drag myself because going to Solaire was so comfy.Comfy it is because I was so lucky there was a "free" shuttle going to Solaire located at Theater Mall Greenhills.Solaire member guests has the privilege to go to Solaire for free if they availed and registered as members of Solaire.

I came around a little after 9pm, and the party had just started,enough for me and Phylicia to find us cocktail table near the center of Eclipse Bar.

Even though we were the youngest in the crowd, we enjoyed every bit of since the band performing that night was playing cool 80's music plus we get to meet awesome peeps from Norway who has to say lots of good things about our country and our people.

And what it made doubly awesome we won "Fresh" Buffet passports good for 2 just by tweeting posting via instagram. And my pretty friend Phylicia won as best-dressed that night!

And to our surprise, seasoned Rn'B band "South Border" performed and boy did they sang my favorite song, TREASURE by Bruno Mars. This got us dance our night away.

Kudos to Solaire Casino and Hotel's events team for putting up a good show.

SCHICK winds down Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour

Pasig City gives premium on the cleanliness of the community and the welfare of its residents. SCHICK’s advocacy campaign, Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour, found this for a fact as it reached its last leg on September 30 in Barangay Kalawaan, Pasig City, which was hailed as “Pinakagwapong Barangay” together with the dance diva, Regine Tolentino.
Schick, one of the country’s most trusted brands for effective grooming, started this advocacy barangay tour in December 2012. It aims to promote proper personal grooming and also cleanliness in the community, for the ‘Gwapong Mamamayan’ which is about personal grooming, Schick provided free haircut and shaving services to the residents of the areas we visited. Thousands of samples of Schick Exacta2 Disposables were given away.  For Gwapong Syudad, we have worked with the Barangay of the community and promoted maintaining cleanliness of the surroundings.   The barangay caravan got under way first to Salamalabanan Subdivision in Imus Cavite, then of Antipolo, Muntinlupa, Novaliches, Caloocan, and Pasig City. The caravan held several activities such as three-on-three basketball game, a free-throw and half-court shootout, and a dance showdown that promoted sportsmanship among the participants.

Barangay Kalawaan, Pasig City, was awarded the best-looking barangay because of its liveliness despite its dense population. Its busy streets proved that the barangay was a winner, together with its officials who helped achieve peace and order as well as healthy lifestyle.
“Unang-una nagpapasalamat po ako sa programang SCHICK dahil kami ang napilibilang Pinaka-gwapong Barangay,” said Barangay Kalawaan Captain Jaime “Jimmy” Lee. “Maraming tao ang natulungan at nakinabang dito sa aming barangay lalo na ang SAKTODA, added Lee.
Schick has always believed that being well groomed boosts not just physical but also mental wellness, and hence makes for a more confident community.
“We plan to do this event through our distributors across Philippines and have their own mini barangay tour of the Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick,” said stated SCHICK Marketing Manager Cara Ramirez-Tecson. “We believe in its advocacy of promoting proper personal grooming while ensuring that we keep the community in mind as well when it comes to wellness and cleanliness. This activity also enables us to improve our distribution in areas we have opportunities since it includes merchandising blitz and sari-sari promotions that help our brand, Schick be more accessible to our consumers.
For more information on other tours, prizes, and promos, visit Schick’s Facebook page at

Monday, October 14, 2013

IVI COLLAGEN NIGHT CREAM: My New "Overnight" Regimen to Battle Off Skin Aging

I have been out too much lately. Having said that I work in the "events" industry made me stay out late most of the time. And I know that it's not just my "physical" body which is at stake here. My skin as well.

Of course when the skin does not also get the much needed rest that it needs. But sometimes rest is not enough so tried to use a night cream to see if it helps.

This night cream is IVI PREMIUM COLLAGEN ANTI-AGING NIGHT CREAM. This is my first time to use a night cream. I've read before that Romans were even known to put Olive Oil on their skin to retain the skin's moisture.

PHP 1,250

How do we differentiate a night cream from a day cream?

Aside from the fact that "night" creams are used during the night, night creams used to be heavy and "pasty" when applied on the face. But now the good thing is night creams now are not like that anymore. And I can attest to that when I tried IVI PREMIUM COLLAGEN ANTI-AGING NIGHT CREAM.

It felt non-greasy when I applied to my face. It has a nice smell that will make you smell it more. A few dabs of it is already okay.

This one comes in 30grams and costs Php 1,250 (srp). Not bad for a night cream because most night creams I know in the market these days also costs around that much. More or less, it will last for a month and half. I know most of us "busy" and working moms don't have that "regular" regimen. But I realized as we approach aging, we really have to take precautions to delay skin aging (if not stop us from aging).

Here are some things you need to know about this revolutionary anti-aging product from Japan.


  • Designed to moisturize & repair your skin while you sleep.  
  • A Collagen infused night cream that is rich in anti-oxidants. It will smoothen the skin, reduce fine lines & wrinkles to give you a soft and youthful complexion.
  • Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen mixed with exotic Japanese ingredients formulated to give you smoother & younger-looking skin.
  • Egg shell membrane, which is a good source of collagen as well, helps repair damage skin cells when applied. 
  • The night cream is also infused with Licorice Root Extract that reduces hyper-pigmentation by blocking tyrosinase, a skin enzyme responsible for the pigmentation process. 
  • Reduced hyper-pigmentation soothe, clarify and brighten skin.
I've posted some photos of how I apply IVI COLLAGEN PREMIUM NIGHT CREAM every night:

First, it's much better if you cleanse it first with a toner. Aside from toning the skin, the toners also cleanses the clogged pores of your face.

After Cleansing the face, Dab the IVI COLLAGEN PREMIUM NIGHT CREAM all over your face. Make sure that you evenly applied it allover the face and neck.

Then after dabbing it on your face, spread it evenly in an upward manner, so that the skin of your face will not sag. After that, the face is ready for a night of rest.

The face will be moisturized even while your sleeping. No worries because it stain your pillows or bed sheets. Just make sure that it already absorbed by the skin.

I took this picture just this morning with no make-up so guys will get to see the difference. I slept late pa nyan ah:) lol . If you will notice it made the face more supple and radiant.

I was happy with results, at 32 ( yes I'm already 32 y/o), taking care of my skin is just "easy-peasy" with IVI RYO Products most especially with the new IVI COLLAGEN PREMIUM NIGHT CREAM.

For more information about IVI COLLAGEN PREMIUM NIGHT CREAM, Please visit their website :

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Tourism Malaysia Forges Stronger Partnerships, Launches Visit Malaysia 2014 Campaign

There is a good reason why there is a steadily growing number of Filipinos that yearly visit Malaysia. One of these is the careful way Tourism Malaysia endeavors to offer the best tour packages to its local travel agents and partners.

In the beautiful tradition of Tourism Malaysia’s colorful promotional campaign, the Visit Malaysia 2014 launch at the Solaire Resorts Manila on 03 October 2013 was every bit truly Malaysian – vibrant, exciting, and fascinating!
Attended by travel and tourism dignitaries and trade partners from both Malaysia and the Philippines, the guests were treated to a delightful night of cultural presentations, a generous banquet of sumptuous and delectable buffet masterfully prepared by the best culinary artisans of Solaire Resorts Manila, and hundreds of thousands of pesos in raffle prizes!

In an interview, Tourism Malaysia’s Deputy Director General, Madame Chong Yoke Har, reiterated her invitation to the Filipino travellers to visit Malaysia in 2014.

“We are here to share the good news that next year, 2014, is the Visit Malaysia year. Year-round, we have many events and programs lined up for our foreign visitors and guests. Every month, there are various tourist events that are suitable for your participation. Feel free to join us in the celebration. Come and celebrate with us,” said Madame Chong Yoke Har.

During the program, she also presented to the tour and travel agents and partners the exclusively bundled Visit Malaysia 2014 Packages – Philippine Edition.  The special packages are guaranteed to give local travel agents the best business leverage and increased profit potentials.

Aside from Madame Chong, His Excellency Dato’ Mohd Zamri Mohd Kassim, the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Philippines, also encouraged the guests to visit Malaysia and discover for themselves the reason why more than half a million Filipinos visited Malaysia in 2012.

Speaking in behalf of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez, DOT Undersecretary Danilo Corpuz greeted and congratulated the Tourism Malaysia for its noteworthy promotional initiatives.
The Malaysian delegation is comprised of 31 organisations including Johor Tourism Department, Sabah Tourism Board, Labuan Corporation, KidZania Kuala Lumpur, Legoland Malaysia, Sepang International Circuit, and Regency Hotel. 

Cultural Celebration
Cultural performers from Malaysia showcased their uniquely captivating grace and passion through their dance.  Dressed in their colorful Malaysian costumes, they moved with gusto to the tune of their authentic Malaysian music!  It was their beautiful smile that was most endearing!

A Roti Canai artist wowed the crowd when he displayed his unique prowess behind the delicate art of making the Indian-influenced flatbread of Malaysia.

In a beautiful cultural exchange, Joseph Valerio, aka Joseph The Artist, also displayed top-notch artistry when he transported the captivated audience from Manila to Malaysia through his sand artistry.  This Talentadong Pinoy grand champion also performed his winning piece in the said reality talent search that earned him the audience’s admiration.

Event host extraordinaire Drew Arellano kept everyone’s interest hooked into the program.

Prizes and Surprises
Meanwhile, Tourism Malaysia’s partner airlines gave away raffle prizes that amounted to hundreds of thousands of pesos, to the delight of the guests. The generous sponsors included the Philippine Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia Zest, and Cebu Pacific. 

Luxury cruise ship, Star Cruises, also raffled off 3D/2N complimentary stay in its Star Cruise-Libra while the Berjaya Hotel in Makati gave out three gift certificates for 3D/2N accommodation worth almost P100,000.
Nobody went home empty-handed as everyone was given Tourism Malaysia bags of goodies
4D Exhibit
Prior to the formal gala dinner, guests were treated to a 4D mini-exhibit that showcased the beauty of Malaysia.  A Malaysian batik artist demonstrated the actual art of making batik fabrics.  Roti Canai and Teh Tarik, authentic Malaysia milk tea, were available for visitors to taste and savor.  Malaysian musical instruments were on display to showcase the festive culture of Malaysia.  And a flatscreen television on the floor gave a virtual experience of diving right into Malaysia’s mystical diving destinations.

Tourism Malaysia’s Targets
In 2012, a total of 508,744 Filipinos visited Malaysia. Arrivals from the Philippines for the first half of 2013 were 277,378, which was an increase of 16.5% compared to the same period in 2012. This year, Tourism Malaysia aims to attract 520,000 Filipino tourists to Malaysia.

With the way Tourism Malaysia is conscientiously looking after the Filipino tourists and travellers, Tourism Malaysia’s targets are very well within reach.  

For more information on VMY 2014 Promotional Campaign and/or requests for interviews with Tourism Malaysia, kindly contact: Ms. Maida Pulido of HUPER International at (02) 631.2240, (0919) 992.6865.

Kesha Warrior Tour Live at SMART ARANETA Coliseum + 20% Discount On Tickets !!!

Are You a Kesha fan?

Here's your chance to see her perform live here in the Philippines. As she will perform live at the SMART ARANETA COLISEUM on October 24, 2013.

Here are some of Kesha's songs that you might here when you watch her concert:

  •  Tik Tok
  •  We R who We R
  •  Blow 
  •  Your Love Is My Drug
  •  Take It Off
  •  Die Young
  •  Blah Blah Blah
  •  Crazy Kids
  •  Animal
  •  Backstabber

Here's a chance to watch it with friends. Concert tickets are now on 20% off because They wanted more of your friends and even family members can watch.

Here's how!!!


1. Customers who will present the following may avail of the 20% off for Kesha Warrior Tour Concert Tickets:
a)      KESHA Discount Letter” (see sample below)
b)      Valid ID

2. 20% off applies in ALL ticket tier or price level (Patron up to GA).

3. Customer must surrender the Discount Letter.

4. Ticket Seller must do the following:
a)  put a stamp “REDEEMED” on the Discount Letter.
b) write on the Disocunt Letter the name of the customer as it was written on the valid ID  presented.
c) write the contact number of the customer
d) Write the Date redeemed and name of Ticket Seller and Outlet Branch (if applicable)

5. Discount Letter will be collected for auditing purposes.

6. 1 Discounted Ticket per Discount Letter Only.
(So if customer will buy 2 discounted tickets, 2 Discount Letters must be surrendered)

7. Promo period is from October 10 until supply lasts

8. Available at Ticketnet Box Office (Araneta Center, Cubao) and all Ticketnet outlets only. Not available ONLINE.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Healthway Medical Celebrates 16th Anniversary with Dance for Health Dance contest

Get your kicks and groove with us! The Philippines’ premiere ambulatory service provider Healthway Medical is all set for their 16th Anniversary celebration as they bring you an exclusive healthy dance battle, “DANCE FOR HEALTH, a healthy way to live”.
The elimination rounds will kick off on September 26, 2013 at SMX Convention Center and October 26, 2013 at Alabang Town Center. The grand finals will be on November 23, 2013 at Glorietta Activity Center.

The contest is open for university students, 17-21 years old who have the grooves to showcase their talents in dancing or have their own dance group or crew. Students who are fancy of joining extra activities to hone their ability and at the same time strive for a good physical routine. While for the corporate, it should be 22-35 years old who have the passion in dancing and aiming for a healthy lifestyle. Employees who love to join aerobics, zumba, pole dancing, and other form of dance classes can show off their hip and style on the dance floor.
As Healthway Medical is known for their prevention rather than cure mantra, they come up with an exciting dance competition to celebrate their anniversary in a healthier way.
“Dancing is a form of art but it is also considered as a great form of exercise. It is one of the most effective cardio exercises, not only for weight loss purposes but also for maintaining a healthier way of living as it involves different body movements. It conditions the human body, reduces the risk of osteoporosis, and improves blood circulation and cardiovascular disease. That is why I foster dancing in our company” said Carmie de Leon, Healthway Medical, VP for sales and marketing.
And as part of their anniversary program, Healthway Medical invites all corporate and universities to showcase their moves on the dance arena. Aside from cash and wellness packages, the dance contest also serves as an advocacy campaign wherein it benefits the KYTHE Foundation and CENTEX, a project of Ayala Foundation, Inc.
KYTHE Foundation is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed to inspire hope for the hospitalized children with cancer and chronic illness. As KYTHE (means “to make visible”) is already 20 years in service, they continue to help these children in achieving quality life through their KYTHE Childe Life Program. They are the only foundation in the country that offers such service through the help of group of trained professionals.
On the other hand, CENTEX (Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education) is a public school since 1998 operated by Memorandum Agreement between the Department of Education and Ayala Foundation which caters bright children from economically disadvantaged families who needs quality education and ample support for their brighter future.
CENTEX operates two public schools in Tondo Manila and Bauan Batangas wherein they served as a learning environment for the children to secure a better opportunity ahead.
With this, Helathway Medical pushes this exciting dance competition not just only to celebrate but also in lending some kindness to those blessed children.
So, let’s dance for happiness. Let’s dance for a cause. Let’s dance for a healthier life with HEALTHWAY MEDICAL!
For more details on how to join the competition please contact Ms. Caroline Payot at [02] 643-3887 Loc. 122/ [0917] 732 4060 or just email

Monday, October 7, 2013

Movie ALert: THOR The Dark World on Oct. 30, 2013

Lately I've been swamped with a lot of things in mind. Work, Family and etc. That I don't have time anymore to bond with my kids. Lately my kids have been telling me that they wanted to watch the upcoming Marvel movie "Thor: The Dark World. Yes been hearing this movie from their mouths for almost a month and they can't wait to troop to the nearest movie house.

And just like any doting mom, I'll give in to their whims but I told them to promise that they'll have good grades this 2nd quarter or else , no movie!!! So that was what we agreed upon.

And because this is quite awesome for the family, I'm planning to watch it somewhere they have never been to. And what great timing it is, PMCM EVENTS MANAGEMENT is having a Special Block Screening of THOR:The DARK WORLD this coming Oct 30, 2013 at SHANGRI-LA MALL Edsa Plaza 9pm.

I have personally watched a movie here at Shangri-La Mall Cinema, and I find it very comfy and spacious here to watch. It is a nice movie house where one can sit back, relax and watch a movie.

I chose to watch it through PMCM EVENTS MANAGEMENT Special Block Screening because I get to reserve our seats by just texting the contact person and I'm guaranteed of our seats. This means that no more hassle in lining up to get our tickets and going early to watch.

And from the feedback of the previous satisfied moviegoers, with the price of Php550 per ticket, you get a drink and popcorn and lots of freebies + raffle prizes from its generous sponsors. So that was so worth my money : Reserve seating, free drink and popcorn plus freebies!!!!

So who else is going, might as well reserve your tickets via the contact number printed on the poster above so you'll have the chance to get your choice of seats.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Bet On Your Baby Philippines" is the Newest Kapamilya Show That Advocates Strong Connections Between Babies and their Families

In a family treat that with a message that is very much close to her heart, acclaimed television personality and hands-on mother Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo stands proud to share both education and enjoyment as host of the Philippines’ newest game show “Bet On Your Baby”.
Seeing it fit for how she is and who she is, Judy Ann has been especially excited venturing into this new project, which is designed for families with children aged two to three and a half years old. Through a series of games, it aims to prove the importance of having a strong bond between parents and their kids.
“When the show was presented to me, and when I got the whole feel of ‘Bet On Your Baby’, I was so entertained by seeing how they kids were really just playing,” said Judy Ann, who found a great sense of enjoyment from her first taping sessions. Aside from that, the show’s games are designed in ways that allow for the children to learn while playing, making her even more eager to take on being the show’s host.
Being an advocate of creating strong connections with her children, she finds a certain thrill in discovering what they’re capable of on a daily basis, which she also sees in what her guests bring to the floor. According to Judy Ann, “There’s a point of conversation with you and the parents that join the show. We can relate to each other.”  
Judy Ann also immediately took a liking to the kids that she has met through the show so far. “It’s easy to love the program because you’re dealing with babies, and you can’t go wrong with that,” she said.
This connection that she formed with the families that she has met on the show so far is one that she hopes will branch out to inspire other Filipino families, especially with the show presenting techniques that parents and children can take into their own homes.
 “I’m just hopeful that we can inspire people to enjoy having their kids around. ‘Bet On Your Baby’ is here to help parents enjoy their kids more. Besides, being a parent, I learned that when it comes to your children, you don’t want to miss any moment. It’s important to be beside them in whatever they go through. I think when you come to that point, it’s true that you become selfless. It’s true that you smile without reason. All of a sudden, there’s so much more value in your being alive.”
“Bet On Your Baby”, hosted by Judy Ann Santos, is set to hit Philippine television this October. For updates on the program, visit and like “Bet On Your Baby” on Facebook ( and follow @betonyourbabyph on Twitter or betonyourbabyphilippines on Instagram.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Nails Got "Spiced" at Spice Body Spa and Salon

I was feeling sick that day. I don't know if it was just about the weather or it was just me. Maybe it was me .I feel like I need somebody to brighten my day. But I guess that somebody "special" was nowhere but across the globe. what can I do but do something before the blues get a "whack" at me.

So instead of bumming and feelin' somewhat lonely, I decide to check a new a body spa and a nail salon that a friend suggested that I check out.

After a very tiring and stressful day at the office, my feet dragged me to the outskirts of Tomas Morato and check out this newly-opened body Spa and salon combined.

Make way for the newest "pampering" haven there is in Tomas Morato---- SPICE BODY SPA and SALON. It is located at M3 Mezzanine Floor, FSS Bldg. II, 18 Scout Tuason cor, Scout Castor, Barangay Laging Handa, 1103 Quezon City.

Spice Body Spa and Salon is your "one-stop" establishment which offers a wide array of services from Hair care needs like Extenso, Rebonding, Traditional/Digital Perm, Hair Treatments (for Dry Hair, Damage Hair, Dandruff, Oily Scalp and even Hair-Loss), Hair and Make-up and even special home services like Bridal Make-up and Up-Styling. Aside from salon services, they also cater to those people who love to pamper their body.

I'm sure you will love their "pampering" services like: Massages, Body Scrub, foot Care (Foot Scrub, Foot Mask and Foot Massages), Waxing and Paraffin treatments.

I'm sure you all are curious what serviced I availed when I visited this new salon. Since I just got my hair color that time, as much as I wanted to a have new color again lol, I chose to have my nails done, since this is the most "deprived" part of my body most of the time.

I don't have the nicest pair of feet and hands, but I believe despite it being not "pleasing" to the eyes, I still have to make sure that I still take care of it and make sure that it is taken cared of and pampering that it truly deserved.

Meet Mona, my nail technician that night. I really liked her because she made sure that whole process is "ouch-free". As we all know, most of the time, most clients like us we barely entrust our nail "in-grown" - the dead skin in our hands and feet, to someone new and "inexperienced" because we dread it being "murdered".

But to my surprise, Mona made sure that she got the dead skin and I can't recall if there was a moment when I said "ouch". To think that I had this very thick "dead" skin in my toe nails. She was simply amazing. To all of my friends who'w contented with their nail technicians even if it means having all the blood of at your sight, I really recommend that you check her out and experience an "ouch"-less mani-pedi.

I'm not used to choosing "pink" nail color but since I'm living it all out now-I chose "Purple Panic  from China Glaze nail color collection and "Quirky Smile" of Misa Nail Polish. Now that sounds interesting for nail clor name:)


                                           So loved the color, it was very eye-catching. Loved how nice the color "pink" looked so "pop" on me.

Aside from the massage and hand and foot services that they offer, Spice Body Spa and Salon also offers a very wide and extensive number of Hair and Salon needs that will surely cater to any client or customer.

SPICE BODY SPA AND SALON uses only the trusted and very competitive brands in demand in the Salon business like L'Oreal and Framesi , all of which are known for its expertise in both hair and coloring trends.

They all use these brands because they wanted to make sure that all clients are assured of quality and safety. They value every clients needs that's why, for Spice and Body Spa and Salon, the clients are on top mind.

From L-R: Michael Santos, Charlie Mendoza, Ms. Ann and Jayner Santos 
They are the very efficient and Stylists of SPICE BodySpa and Salon.

Me and Spice BodySpa and Salon' Hair Stylists

Glad to have met this group of  talented group of Stylists.

Want to visit? Or make an advance appointment? Read on the details below:

Contact Numbers/s: 09165084550/4113855