Saturday, November 26, 2016

National Cake Day festivities with Golldilocks



Various countries celebrate holidays in commemorations of certain types of foods or dishes.  And cake is always at the top of that list.

At our home, cake is an indispensible part of special occasions.  We often associate every family function or celebration  with Goldilocks, as its  ends it with something sweet---a cake.

Earlier today, Goldilocks spearheaded the National Cake Day with a Cake-All-You-Can Buffet at the SM City Manila on November 26th to satisfy everyone's sweet cravings for only P 149.





The National Cake Day kicked off with a special performance from the GoldiBear and the Goldilocks Pep Squad.



The Marketing Team then officially launched the Cake-All-You-Can Buffet  with a ribbon cutting ceremonial next.


The Cake-All-You-Can Buffet includes Greeting Cakes (Mocha, Marble, Chocolate, Triple Delight, Creamy Quezo Ube) Premium Cakes (Banana Caramel Cake, Chocolate Caramel Decadence Cake, Black Forest, Rainbow Cake, and Choco Cherry Torte) Classic Brownies.




The Cake-All-You-Can Buffet includes Greeting Cakes (Mocha, Marble, Chocolate, Triple Delight, Creamy Quezo Ube) Premium Cakes (Banana Caramel Cake, Chocolate Caramel Decadence Cake, Black Forest, Rainbow Cake, and Choco Cherry Torte) Classic Brownies.

Tons of excited patrons trouped to Goldilocks' Cake-All-You-Can Buffet to  join in the festivities

Goldilocks has always been on top of their cake game. With 50 years of cake experience and expertise under their belt, Goldilocks has given delight to children, adults, and every cake enthusiast all over the country with their classic flavors, premium cakes, and even their snack-sized cake slices.

Visit the nearest Goldilocks branch or call Goldilocks Go-Delivery at 888-1- 999 for orders.

Join the conversation on Twitter @GoldilocksPH or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH


Friday, November 25, 2016

Level up your crafting with Brother ScanNCut CM700

Last November 24, 2016, Brother Philippines launched its ScanNCut CM700. It is the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with built-in scanner and Wi-Fi capability.

Working on your next big arts and crafts project can be fun, convenient, and wireless with the new Brother ScanNCut CM700. The Brother ScanNCut is an excellent option for beginners. It comes with a full starter kit and works with and without a computer. For amateurs and serious entrepreneurs, this electronic cutting machine can jumpstart new ventures as it can scan, and even draw an endless range of patterns and designs with ease and precision like never before. Designed for different types of artists and crafters—from newbies

“At Brother, we believe in using innovation to complement the lives and passions of our customers,” said Glenn Hocson, Brother Philippines President. “The Brother ScanNCut CM700 is just one of the latest innovations we are bringing in for Filipino artists, crafters, hobbyists, and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life.”

Create on different devices with the new wireless feature

Always at the forefront of technology and innovation, Brother is constantly designing and developing features that enhance daily life and activities for its users. With the CM700, users can now create patterns and designs on their smartphones and tablet computers anytime and anywhere, then instantly send them over to the cutting machine through a wireless network.

“By giving the CM700 Wi-Fi capability, Brother is truly changing the way users think about cutting machines forever,” added Hocson. “Users can enjoy hundreds of built-in designs that can eliminate the need for design cartridges or PC connections, and now they can use their own unique designs created on mobile devices for their projects whenever, wherever.”

Four-step creative process

With the Brother ScanNCut CM700, the next big creation is completed in four simple steps: See, Scan, Cut, and Create.



Users can take magazine clippings, online images, favorite photos, and even their own drawings and sketches, scan them on the built-in 300dpi scanner. ScanNCut's built-in scanner allows users to take their scanned images, photos or hand-drawn sketches, and turn them into unique cutting designs. And Brother ScanNCut CM700 gives you the option to put creative spin on these images, with the option to rotate, weld and resize functions. Its full-color touch screen comes with a stylus and acts much like a mobile screen. You can edit images, flip, move, or arrange shapes and designs on the same material.

It has adjustable settings that allows you to n work with different materials from paper and card stock to fabric and vinyl. A simple press of a button is all it takes to cut out designs perfectly!

The Brother ScanNCut CM700 comes with various accessories and the ScanNCut Canvas web app to get users started on creative projects right out of the box.





“The CM700 is ideal for creative entrepreneurs who want to streamline business production,” added Hocson. “This machine delivers consistent results every time, which makes projects and products look more polished and professional.”

As ever with the ScanNCut, the interchangeable blades can easily cut shapes from a whole host of different materials to cater for an incredible amount of craft projects. Its innovative 'Pen Draw' feature allows you to write texts or print shapes in different colors and sizes.

Creating customized greeting cards, decorative stickers and decals, plush toys, fashion accessories, and more can be fast, easy, and fun—as well as allow entrepreneurs to maximize their time and resources, and keep products uniform in shape and size.



This scanning and cutting machine can also work for bakers and aspiring dessert tycoons who want unique package designs for their sweet treats to stand out in the competitive marketplace. The CM700 can churn out delicate die-cut designs out of different materials to make products look more attractive, delectable, and ideal for gift-giving!

Get started on exploring endless creative possibilities with the Brother ScanNCut CM700! For more information on this product and the latest innovations from Brother Philippines, visit brother.com.ph or call (02) 581-9888.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Philam Asset Management, Inc. embarks on a New Journey



Philam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Eric Lustre as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective November 21, 2016. Mr. Lustre will succeed Mr. Nanjo Berba who has been the company’s President and CEO since 2014. Mr. Berba will remain in PAMI as its new Chairman of the Board.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Lustre was the Head of Corporate Finance and Real Estate Department of the Investment Division of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company.

Outgoing PAMI President and CEO, Nanjo Berba said “Eric’s appointment will bring a breath of fresh air to PAMI, and I believe that with his leadership the company will be able to maintain its current standard of excellence. Eric has held multiple positions both with Philam Life and with other organizations. His experience will undoubtedly be a major contribution to PAMI.”

Mr. Lustre received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s degree in Business Management with a major in Finance at the Asian Institute of Management.

From there, he went on to hold various positions within the financial sector. He is a director in the following companies representing Philam Life: Phinma Corporation, Philam-Equitable Life Assurance Company, ICCP Holdings, Inc., Science Park of the Philippines, Inc., Regatta Properties, Inc., Beacon Property Ventures, Inc. Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, Cebu Light Industrial Park, Inc., and RFM-Science Park of the Philippines, Inc.

With these qualifications, Mr. Lustre was the optimal choice to be at the helm of a company that is regarded as one most successful asset management companies in the Philippines.

As PAMI President and CEO, Mr. Lustre intends to propel the company to new heights with the intention of providing Filipinos with smart investment opportunities, while still promoting the current PAMI products that have given multiple Filipinos financial success.

About Philam Asset Management (PAMI)

Philam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) is an asset management company that administers, distributes and provides investment advisory to nine mutual funds. PAMI is a wholly owned company of Philam Life – the country’s premier life insurance company– which is a member company of the AIA Group, the largest pan-Asian life insurance group that has a unique heritage of serving the world’s most dynamic region for more than 90 years.

Established in 1992, PAMI is one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the mutual fund industry with more than PhP40 Billion Assets under management as of June 30, 2014. A major contributor to the development of the Philippine mutual fund industry, PAMI is a leader in asset management in the Philippines, managing nine funds from different asset classes for different client risk appetites namely: Philam Managed Income Fund, Philam Bond Fund, PAMI Global Bond Fund, and Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Philam Fund, PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, PAMI Horizon Fund, PAMI Equity Index Fund and Philam Strategic Growth Fund.



Cheetos Quesadilla debuts at Taco Bell Philippines



Early this year, Taco Bell Canada released their version of a Cheetos Crunchwrap. Now riding on the hype, Taco Bell Philippines launched "Cheetos Quesadilla" earlier today in an exclusive media event at their flagship store in Gateway Mall, Cubao.



The new Cheetos Quesadilla (P 129 ala carte, P 169 combo) is a combination of grilled soft tortilla filled with Taco Bell's signature three-cheese blend plus the crunchy, puffed cornmeal snack, Cheetos Crunchy Jalapeno.



Satisfy your cheese craving and sink in your teeth into Taco Bell's all-new flavor with a crunchy kick. You may grab this from Taco Bell outlets near you starting November 29, 2016. The Cheetos Quesadilla offering is available for a limited time only. It just one of a slew of promos awaiting Pinoy foodies this Christmas.



Do visit www.tacobell.com.ph for more updates.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Filinvest helps you to Own Your Dreams


Owning a home is what most Filipinos dream of. And Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) continues on with its advocacy in building the Filipino dream through its campaign dubbed as “I Own My Dream,” at the recently held week-long Filinvest Home Expo 2016 at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Filinvest’s “I Own My Dream” campaign aims to inspire more Filipinos to dream and own their dreams around the world. Fulfilling the Filipino’s dream has always been the motivation behind the Filinvest community as it expand its diverse portfolio of residential developments. Filinvest Brand Ambassador and Dream Advocate, Richard Yap, graced the recent Filinvest Home Expo to urge Filipinos to dream big, and achieve their dream of owning their own home.




Now on its 8th year, the annual Home Expo provides a unique opportunity for anyone to find the dream home that suits their budget and lifestyle. It provides a venue where Filinivest showcases its developments in Alabang, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas under its brands – Futura Homes and Filinvest. Featured projects included Nusa Dua – a Balinese-inspired residential paradise situated in Tanza Cavite, well-suited for would-be hobby farmers, and Montebello, a tranquil enclave within Ciudad de Calamba, with a breathtaking view of Mt. Makiling.

Filinvest also offers affordable communities like Futura Homes in San Pedro Laguna, and the quaint townhouse units of La Brisa in Calamba for those looking to invest in their first home.

Owning Your Dreams

In the same event, Filinvest Home Expo also launched their video series, “Owning Your Dreams,” feature personalities who dreamt, worked for it, and now live their dream. None other than Richard Yap hosted the film created by big-screen director, Paolo Dy. The videos

Richard Yap identifies with the persons in the video. Like most Filipinos, he started out as a regular employee and a part-time entrepreneur who dreamed of providing the best for his family before becoming a celebrity. When asked what advice he has for those looking for homes to start their own families he advised to pick a reliable developer such as Filinvest. Filinvest could them settle down in a nice neighborhood that lies in close proximity to schools, malls and transport facilities in a vibrant community.


Do check out Filinvest's living testaments to the age-old adage that dreams come true through hard work and perseverance by viewing the videos at http://iownmydream.com.ph/ .




The Filinvest Home Expo will continue on up to the 22nd of November. Drop by and find your dream home.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mike Pedroso Farms

I was part of the 8th Bloggers' Event for Organic Agriculture in Region 8.  We travelled 580 kilometers down south of Manila to visit to organic farms in Samar, Leyte and Biliran through the invitation of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region VIII.

We arrived at DZR Airport, Tacloban City, Leyte on November 10 around  3:00PM.  After touchdown, we went on a 4-hour roadtrip that would take us  to Calbayog City.  It was raining the whole afternoon well up to the evening and so we called it a night after  dinner.

Three years ago, the said airport in Tacloban City, was  completely ruined by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).  The terminal was closed for commercial flights many months  after Typhoon Yolanda made landfall in November 8, 2013 with sustained winds of 195 MPH that wrecked havoc on lives and property,  displacing families in Tacloban, Leyte.  Several areas still bear superficial marks of  Super Typhoon Yolanda disaster to this day.







We started the day early at the break of dawn to got to   Mike Pedroso Farms ,  owned by Engineer Miguel "Mike" Pedroso.   Mike Pedroso is  a multi-awarded, organic agriculture practitioner who grows Jackfruit trees.  Jackfruit is a popular domestic fruit widely being grown  in the Philippines. It is a flagship commodity in the Eastern Visayas.  Mike Pedroso shared that he had his share of jackfruit trees affected by decline syndrome manifested by leaf yellowing and drop, that eventually leads to wilting and death.   He had consulted some experts and researchers who spearheaded a project that identified as the cause of a severe decline on jackfruit in Leyte and Samar in the Eastern Visayas and helped jackfruit growers like him contain the infestation.

The Jackfruit orchard occupies 2 hectares of  Mike Pedroso's farm land.  Today, he  also harvests rice, coconut, and vegetables.  He also raises livestock and espouses vermicomposting,

Mike's future plans include developing  his place as a wellness destination for tourists.  He envisions putting up jogging pathways and  obstacle courses for health enthusiast, as well as serving healthy food and beverages to future guests.









Our tour at Mike Pedroso Farms coincided with  OMRO's (Organikong Magsasaka ng Rehiyong Otso)  6th Knowlefge Inputs Technology Sharing (KITS) Learning Journey.  This gave us the opportunity to meet the other champions of organic farming.





Lakbay-Alay

The KITS Journey involved  Lakbay Alay, a venue where OMRO member farmers survey the farm that they help and  pass on the gift (alay) of teaching organic agriculture to their fellow farmers within Region VIII.  In this way, they train fellow farmers and organic farming enthusiast to learn the value of organic agriculture practices. At that time Mike Pedroso Farms was the beneficiary of  Lakbay-Alay 6..

ATI's Graciel Gacutan discussed  the importance KITS journey and the Organikong Magsasaka ng Rehiyon Otso (OMRO) plays in fostering organic farming.


Participating farmer-experts  observed and inspected the farm and gave some suggestions  to further improve Mike Pedroso Farms.

They tackled topics on proper use of organic fertilizers during the different stages of plant growth, natural pest control remedies, and livestock ad fishpond integration.

They shared their  gift of farm inputs that include seeds, seedlings,  organic fertilizer and farm products which are value-adding to the farmer-beneficiary.

It was gratifying to see united farmers working together to help their fellow farmers succeed in his undertaking.  Such camaraderie is seldom hard to find.  This noble sharing  encourages more farmers to join in and push for organic farming sustainability.





United as one, members coming from the six provinces of Eastern Visayas are working together to rebuild Region 8 from the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.









Lakbay Alay is a selfless act of giving and I'd like to thank ATI Eastern Visayas for being instrumental in making this happen.

A "tree growing" activity highlighted our farm visit. This tree planting practice is Mike Pedroso's way of promoting  environmental awareness among visitors and guests.



Mike Pedroso Farms
Km.739 Diversion Highway, Sitio Osog,
Carayman, Calbayog City, Samar,
Region VIII - Eastern Visayas

https://www.facebook.com/mikepedrosofarms/


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