Saturday, October 8, 2016

Liza Soberano at the Chosen Children Village Foundation

As children, we were taught important moral lessons through bedtime stories and fables that imparted to us. One of the most famous stories is that of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which taught us the value of respect for other people’s property, self-control, and responsibility for our own actions. We learned that our how we treat others have its consequences.

The wards of the Chosen Children Village Foundation (CCVF) learned these lessons and more through stories told by teen sweetheart Liza Soberano in a recently-concluded storytelling event held at Cake City, Manila.

Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, mobilized its volunteers to host the event for CCVF, which was handpicked by Liza as beneficiary. Aside from the enjoyable storytelling and reading activities, CCVF also received new books and a cash donation from Goldilocks.

The CCVF is a is a home for mentally and/or physically challenged children, located along Km. 49 in Lalaan 2, Silang, Cavite. The village is a haven where abandoned children who are physically and mentally challenged, find a home for life.

Follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at for more information

Friday, October 7, 2016

Solane LPG advocates positive Filipino Values in its #DapatLang Campaign

The country’s leading LPG provider, ISLA LPG Corp. (ILC) which owns Solane, has launched an advocacy that advocates positive Filipino values---commitment to the family, honesty, hard work, respect and integrity. The “Dapat Lang” campaign tagline, emphasizes on choosing to do the right thing for one's family, for others and the society as a whole.

“As we prepare for the many changes happening in our environment, we at ISLA LPG would like to remind everyone of the Filipino values that define us as a people and to put importance on the family, being a good neighbor and a valuable member of society,” said ILC-CEO Ruben Domingo. “Our new campaign reminds all of us — our consumers, employees, and business partners — to do the right thing in everything we do, all the time, wherever we are, in order to truly bring out positive change in all of us.”

For its part, ISLA LPG lives out the Dapat Lang campaign by doing what it does best since the brand Solane was launched almost five years ago — provide consumers with high-quality, safe, reliable LPG products.

“We value our consumers’ safety and we ensure that it is our key priority,” said Mr. Domingo. “We also value our customers’ trust by providing excellent products and services that are well worth their family’s hard-earned money.”

Moreover, ISLA LPG offers Solane Hatid-Bahay Service, an exclusive service provided to Solane LPG residential customers. ISLA LPG’s well-trained riders conduct a Weight Check in front of customers using calibrated portable weighing scales, assuring households of value for their money. The Solane Hatid-Bahay riders also perform the 7-Point Safety Check free of charge to help ensure the safety of consumers and their families. This includes checking the surroundings, o-ring, regulator, regulator and valve connection, hose, hose connection, and flame quality.

ISLA LPG also holds regular safety seminars for its customers as well as to various communities nationwide. The company’s employees and contractors follow strict compliance of safe LPG handling and fire safety. Through this, ISLA LPG has achieved a significant milestone of 13 million man hours without lost time injury.

This commitment to provide the best and safe product and service is, needless to say, reinforced with the launch of the company’s new advocacy campaign because as they say, Kapag LPG, Dapat Lang Solane!

The advocacy campaign will be communicated with various mediums — print and radio ads, social media, and online videos, showcasing a mom cooking the best dishes for her family, an employee putting in ample time at work, a chef preparing high-quality ingredients for his customers, a manager catering to the needs of the client, the Solane Hatid Bahay rider ensuring that LPG delivery is safe and on time.

As part of the Dapat Lang campaign, ISLA LPG is also launching a new website, which outlines the various ways with which Solane stakeholders can live out the new campaign principle in their everyday lives. The newly-revamped site  features a blog that will serve as a way for ISLA LPG to communicate directly with its consumers, especially moms. The same blog will provide quick and easy recipes. plus helpful tips on cooking for the family, keeping a safe environment at work and home, and much more.

Visit Solane’s new website,, and Facebook page, for more info on  the Dapat Lang campaign.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Celebrate Oktoberfest at RACKS

The Oktoberfest tradition that began on October 12, 1810 as a wedding celebration of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, is now celebrated across the world. The modern-day German festival is celebrated internationally with alcohol consumption as an important part of its activities.

Now you don't have to go to  Germany to participate in the world's largest annual festival to have a taste of Bavarian specialties like sausages that go especially well with the festival beer.

At Racks, you can tantalize you tastebuds with their sausages paired with bottles of  Kaiser German beer (P 160). Their house-made sausages come in 4 flavors----Hungarian, Louisiana Hot Links, Garlic and Cheese plus Chorizo.   A Sausage Plate (P 345) comes with your choice of 2 sausage variants plus German Potato Salad.

If you come with a party of ravenous foodies, you may opt for a Sausage Platter (P 495) to sample all sausages.  It comes with  German Potato Salad and sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) on the side.

Racks had adjusted their sausages to cater to Filipino taste. Their homemade Hungarian Sausage has a hint of Hungarian paprika to create a subtle spicy, savory sausage for dinner meals.

Their Louisiana Hot Links is the more spicy among the variants, great for spicy food lovers.

Garlic and Cheese Sausage is a sweet combination anyone will surely fall for. Rack's take on that German Cheese Krainer ( käsekrainer) is really very delicious! I so love its juiciness and specific flavor gained by combining garlic and cheese.

I'm a fan of Mexican-style chorizo sausages, and I like the smokiness of Racks’ Chorizo Sausage!

The German Potato Salad, sauerkraut and  a bottle  of German brew, Kaiser Pils promises to complete your Oktoberfest experience at Racks!

Do visit RACKS for their Oktoberfest offerings!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Festival Mall launches Unity in Pink

Breast cancer is considered as the top most cause of mortality among Filipino women. In fact, one in thirteen Filipino women is diagnosed with breast cancer, Sad thing is, most of these cases are discovered too late due lack of awareness. Despite advances in technology, misconceptions about its symptoms and treatment to this day  remains.

To help push early detection and awareness for the disease, Festival Mall launched “Unity in Pink”, a month-long breast cancer awareness campaign last October 3, 2016 at the River Park Activity Court. Unity in Pink marks Festival Mall’s Pink October campaign. Now on its 3rd year, #UnityInPink celebrates women's health and awareness for breast cancer.

Unity in Pink partners with the Asian Hospital Charities, Gender and Development (GAD) Office of Muntinlupa City plus women organizations such as ICanServe Foundation, Project Pink and Zonta Club of Alabang to push awareness campaign in Muntinlupa City.  "Information is key in conquering breast cancer," says Lani Eusebio of ICanServe Foundation.

With their concerted efforts, the movement campaign had lined up a lot of activities to raise awareness and the much needed funds for breast cancer patients to help them face adversity with courage, determination, and positivity. It also hopes to inspire others to make a difference in the life of a breast cancer survivor in the local community.

Unity in Pink will be a month-long event featuring discounts, wellness activities, breast cancer awareness talks, free consultations, and other activities for women to promote health.

The ICanServe Foundation, in cooperation with the Muntinlupa GAD will launch “Ating Dibdibin”, a breast cancer awareness talk on October 8, 10AM,  Mossimo partners with Festival Mall for the Fashionably Pink fashion show on October 23, 3PM.

Melissa de Leon-Joseph, President of Project Pink Cancer Support Group Inc., invites everyone to join in the stage zero community forum dubbed as "Refuelling on the Cancer Journey" slated on October 21, 2016.

Trina Biazon, head of Gender and Development (GAD), encourages everyone to support the #BreastCancer advocacy by purchasing paracord keychains (P 200), bracelets (P 200) and brooches (P 150) to support the cause. Proceeds will help fund the activities of Stage Zero by Project Pink, I Can Serve Foundation and the Asian Hospital Charities Inc. for breast cancer patients.

By simply buying the said rose hue ribbons, you get special discounts from selected Festival Mall tenants.  Just show the paracord items at partner store this October to avail of the promotions.  Great discounts also awaits women at the Shopaholic Goes Pink sale all throught this month.

The yearly breast cancer awareness campaign has been lauded with a Silver Anvil Award the Exhibits and Special Events category, as well as another Silver Award for the External Consumers, Communities, Special Interest / Advocacy Groups category at the 51st Anvil Awards held in 2015.

Help survivors thrive your gift of giving. Support the cause!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Healthy Options with 8-in-1 Premier Black Coffee and Prime Juice with Stevia Extracts

For someone always on the go, healthy drinks are just as important as healthy meals. We get our nutrition from the food we eat and  I'm obssessed with getting my family on board with healthy drinks as well. We have already made the move to healthy meals, and so cutting out unhealthy, sugary drinks seems like the next best thing to do.

Last September 17, 2016, UNO Premier announced its latest addition to its growing wellness product line---8-in-1 Premier Black Coffee and Prime Juice with Stevia Extracts. I was glad to know that these UNO Premiere products use stevia instead of sugar as sweetener.

Smart Choices for a Healthy Drink

My husband is a heavy coffee drinker. Despite his borderline diabetes condition, he gets a hard time curbing his coffee (and sugar) consumption. Now that we were introduced to 8-in-1 Premier Black Coffee, I'd say that we’ve won half the battle with his transition to a healthier concoction.

UNO Premier's 8-in-1 Premier Black Coffee comes out top in our family’s healthier drink options. 8-in-1 Premier Black Coffee helps him reduce his exposure to too much sugar without the need to give up the pleasure of enjoying a a good cup of coffee from time to time. Each sachet is just right for the smaller-sized coffee cups and so my partner appreciates the taste better without dramatically raising his blood glucose levels.

On the other hand, my daughter and I are fruit juice and soda lovers. We love the taste of Prime Juice with Stevia Extracts over the more well-known soft drink brands. Prime Juice combines Mangosteen and Goji Berry extracts, which makes it more a healthier.

Knowing that natural ingredients are safe and natural, we can treat ourselves to sugary drinks without the guilt anytime, anywhere!  High sugar diets have been linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular and for this reason, I always carry a bottle of water when we’re going out of the house in order to avoid her asking for a can of pop. I want to encourage her to drink more water in the long run.  By combining this with Prime Juice, my effort will surely lead to a healthy drinking diet.

Benefit of Stevia

Stevia known as sweet leaf, sugar leaf or stevia rebaudiana is a safe and natural, calorie-free sugar substitute used to sweeten foods and beverages. It is better than any other sugar substitute since stevia is derived from a natural extract. As an alternative to sugar, it has the following benefits:

Stevia is non-carcinogenic
It contains potassium, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B3
Serves as a treatment for burns, colic, and stomach problems
Aids weight loss
Lowers blood pressure
Stevia is no-calorie sweetener
Aids in blood sugar reduction
Hekps build stronger bones
Prevents certain forms of cancer

For more details on these products and other UNO Premier healthy alternatives, visit their website at or give them a call at  0917-744-2199 /  0932-276-9084.

Monday, October 3, 2016

BPI-PhilamLife Assurance Corporation kicks off Bancassurance Month

Earlier today, BPI-PhilamLife Assurance Corporation kicked off  Bancassurance Month this October during the unveiling of the new BPI-PhilamLife Makati Building along Ayala Avenue in Makati City.

Surendra Menon, CEO of BPI Philam Life Assurance Inc., led the month-long celebration, which aims to educate Filipinos on bancassurance and the many advantages it gives insurers and customers. Menon stressed on the importance of securing an insurance to guarantee one's long-term protection throughout the different stages of life's journey.

And the bancassurance firm BPI-Philam Life Assurance Corporation seeks to be the Philippines’ top insurance firm by intensifying its awareness campaign and increasing its presence in the majority of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branches by the end of 2016.

"Insurance penetration is still very low at around 2% based from the latest report of the Insurance Commission. We want to ensure that all Filipinos have access to the right protection solutions to provide adequate insurance coverage for their lifestyle requirements. We want to be able to provide insurance that is accessible and affordable to every market segment."

“BPI Philam continues to see strong potential for bancassurance given the continued rise of the middle class, the continued economic growth brought by the high productivity in the country and the increasing savings rate,  These factors also present an opportunity to educate Filipinos on the importance of financial planning as a way to help them win during life’s key moments from marriage to parenthood, or from business management to retirement,” according to Menon.

BPI-PhilamLife Assurance Corporation have several products lined up encompassing all from the very high end banking down to the microinsurance level, which will be revealed eventually.

BPI-PhilamLife Assurance Corporation is also set to hold the Bancassurance Walk come October 5, 2015, wherein 200 employees will walk along Ayala Avenue to create Bancassurance Awareness.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Baskin Robbins opens it’s 14th branch at BGC

Baskin Robbins is known for its cutting-edge, ice-cream desserts and rightfully so!  Buying an ice cream cone at Baskin Robbins could turn into a wonderful experience and much more!

Now there is more reason to celebrate as  the latest addition to Baskin-Robbins’ growing chain opened it’s 14th branch last October 1, 2016.

Baskin Robbins  store at Bonifacio High Street features premium hard scoop ice creams, customized ice cream cakes and a full range of frozen beverages which makes it easily accessible to shoppers and residents within the area.  Its  mouth-watering ice cream cakes are made up of an individual choice of Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors.   These cakes also come in  a variety of designs and sizes that  are perfect for  birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, graduations and weddings!

And it added a series of fun treats for guests and customers during its grand opening day!

Baskin-Robbins  Bonifacio High Street store offered a special one time treat of  junior scoops for just P 31 all day of October 1.   On top of these sweet treats, guests enjoyed 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’ wherein guests could customize their waffles in various shapes and colors plus ‘Fundae Sundae’ a booth designed for pure indulgence!

“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.” ~Michael Dargani, President of IceDream Inc., exclusive licensee of Baskin-Robbins in the Philippines.

Give in to your sweet cravings and join the fun at the newest Baskin-Robbins’ branch at BGC.

Do check out or its social media accounts:, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph for updates and similar promotions.

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