Saturday, August 23, 2014

CNA Philippines Opens New Branch in SM Novaliches

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CNA now opens it doors as they unveil the opening of their 8th branch in SM Novaliches last August 2, 2014 at the SM Novaliches Mall Atrium.

After the ribbon cutting of their new store is the grand celebration of their store launch that Dance perfomances featuring the songs from well-loved K-pop bands sends the fans screaming, fun and games with Kpop fanatics, and raffle prizes are given away for those who went on their store the day before the said store launch.

Jen Nadonga, the marketing assistant of CNA states that their store opening has a lot of "firsts", for this is their first time to open a store in one of SM malls, that their grand opening launch is held outside the CNA mall itself and they now had a photobooth installed for every CNA fanatics.

Friday, August 22, 2014

NAIA Toilets and Airconditioning Being Improved

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Passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can expect better comfort room facilities soon, as the rehabilitation of 121 toilets is set to be completed at Terminals 2, 3, and 4 under the “Kayo ang Boss Ko” or “KBK” Toilet Facilities Improvement Project by December this year.

This is part of the efforts of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to modernize the country’s primary gateway.

The P32.6-Million project includes the installation of major fixtures such as water closets, sensor-type urinals, lavatories, tiles, ceilings, and waterproofing works. As of early this month, around 15 percent of civil works have been completed.

For Terminal 2, a total of 26 toilet facilities are included for the rehabilitation. Based on an MIAA report, 16 comfort rooms located in the passenger movement area are now undergoing repairs. Out of 85 toilets at Terminal 3, 26 have begun rehabilitation. The rehabilitation of 10 toilets at Terminal 4 commences this month.

Meanwhile, as part of MIAA’s continuous effort to maintain and upgrade its facilities, 54 toilets at Terminal 1 were rehabilitated as early as 2010.

Clarity Aesthetic Launches Bloom Campaign

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Premium body and facial care provider Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center launched recently its Bloom campaign, which aims to give women the feel of a more beautiful and youthful glow through the “Purity” and “Divine” packages.

The Purity Package includes a session of Laser Hair Removal, Intense Diamond Peel, and Nourishing Facial, while the Divine Package comes with a session of Warts Removal, Spot Whitening, Intense Diamond Peel and Nourishing Facial.

Both the “Purity” and “Divine” are beamed at brides-to be and just about every woman who are after a blooming look with healthier, fairer, and younger-looking skin.

Clarity continues to develop affordable and exclusive beauty promos.”

“Being beautiful doesn’t have to be expensive, so we developed the Bloom campaign to make sure that every woman gets the chance to bring out the best in her,” says Carmie de Leon, Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

Zero to Hero: A Hero Sharing Boot Camp at Commune Cafe

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Be a hero on National Heroes Day, August 25, and spend it with Fellow Heroes by going to Zero to Hero: A Hero Sharing Boot Camp at Commune Cafe, Makati from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Leading the event is Hero Of D Day (HODD), a non-profit social media organization that believes there is a hero in all of us. Founded by a group of passionate individuals wanting to affect positive social change, their vision is for people to recognize the hero within and become everyday heroes themselves – mindful of the abounding good around them, grateful for these, and inspired to pay it forward.

To do their part, HODD collects stories of heroism and publishes them online. They also partner with organizations involved in social advocacies, community development, and nation building. They launch programs meant for personality and skills enhancement as well. One such program is the HODD Huddle, the HODD community meeting. Here, participants have the opportunity to learn more about the organization, attend workshops, and meet other individuals dedicated to the cause.

Who Wants to Be the Philippines' Next Top Blogger?

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What are the signs that your blog has made significant accomplishments? Will you still be the same blogger after all the popularity and success? Will you be raising your standards when you feel you are now among the "top" and "influential" in demand bloggers? Would you want to be the next top blogger?

Some would start branding themselves as elite, authority, influential, class A, top, or whatever seems so "up above there" that you would feel somehow envious of their achievements.

Some would start surround themselves with fellow bloggers whom they think are equally "cool" and "hot" ..following the saying that "Bloggers of the same number of followers, blog together."

Some would be so choosy that they won't attend an event if it's not exclusive to only a few of them. They would even ignore an event that is open to the public....and if given the chance, they would only invite their blogger friends even if there are better bloggers out there.

Some would feel they owe the blogging community the responsibility to "police" the community, so they will post anything that would humiliate their fellow bloggers. Thinking others would easily believe them without consulting facts. Only fools listen to fools. I pity those that are so gullible.

Whatever their style or strategy, "Walang basagan ng trip!" Let them be. Let them do what makes them happy. Never talk back if you want to remain alive. Talk back and you're dead!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack with Free Daily Oil Control

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Hey, there's a new Proactiv promo pack available in the market right now and its called the Proactiv 60 Day Kit Limited Edition Pack that comes with a free Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml. This promo pack is exclusively available at Watsons’ outlets and SM Department Store branches nationwide. These special packs are specially marked with a red sticker on the upper rightmost corner of the box. Make sure to ask for it as items on display at Watsons' or SM may be non-promo packs or dummy boxes only.

We were able to review the Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control for several days and it was evident that my previously oily face was significantly reduced. I could effectively see the difference. When before I used to see my face looking so oily and unappealing, this time it was totally controllable.

The Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more mattified appearance while helping to assist the skin in the fight against acne. This lightweight, oil-free moisturizer helps the skin to remain soft, smooth and hydrated without looking or feeling greasy, giving way to a more satiny, flawless looking complexion. It helps control excess oil throughout the day to keep skin from shining and makeup from streaking, and gently balances the skin while keeping your skin hydrated and healthy looking.

Robots Will Soon Rule the Earth But Let's Start with Some Robotics Competition

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I can't help but think about Terminator movies every time we see robots doing what man used to be doing manually. A lot of labor-intensive tasks have turned automated that there is that fear that robots will soon rule the Earth, or at least replace man as the worker. It does make life a lot easier by providing us with convenient, less prone to errors, and immediate solutions... but man is becoming obsolete and turned everyone into lazy beings that are waiting to be spoon-fed. Yeah, we see fitness and health buffs sweating it out at gyms, the streets and parks but they could be similarly losing the pounds if they worked their butts doing household chores.

I know there are a lot of positive effects towards modernization particularly in robotics, but like everything else, there's a few negativity looming in the air especially when you hear about company lay-offs and manpower reductions. Robots have somehow made life a lot lay-back and easy. It made everyone hopeful of the next technological wonder which is eventually going to happen whether we like it or not. We cannot stop the future from unfolding but we can however change our mindset for positive thinking.

We can learn to take advantage of these technological breakthroughs by embracing them and hoping it will create alternative jobs to keep us humans still employed in a work that will require our skills and knowledge. After all, humans did the programming and creation of the robots so its but necessary to still keep us around. Robotics may no longer be a sci-fi imaginary theory from the movies, TV series and comic books anymore, but humans still have an upper-hand in making them function well.

LivCo Presents "If I Stay" Special Blocked Screening on September 3

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As a soft launch, Liv Co, a website that contains podcasts, audio visual presentations (AVPs), blog articles and photos covering all updates from business to lifestyle and even from entertainment to show business, will conduct a series of blocked screenings with a total of four (4) movies from September to December.

This will be movies that are sure to target different people, from teenagers to moms and dads and even our “lolos” and “lolas.” Four stories that aim to teach lessons in life and to inspire people on the decisions they will make in the future. Stories that in the end will lead to a happy ending and instill happiness to those who will watch the movies.

The first movie on the list of Special Blocked Screenings will be If I Stay top-billed by actress Chloe Grace Moretz to be shown on September 3, 2014, at the Rockwell Powerplant Mall Cinema R3 Level. Other actors in the movie include Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, and Joshua Leonard. The movie is directed by R.J. Cutler.

Flying Trapeze Philippines: The First and Only Flying Trapeze Rig in the Philippines

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A trapeze is a gymnastic or acrobatic aerial apparatus composed of a short horizontal bar hung by ropes or metal straps from a support. We commonly see them in circus performances where trapeze artists up above a high elevation do a lot of exhibitions to the amazement of the audience below. Trapeze acts may be static, swinging or flying, and may be performed solo, double, triple or as a group act. Of course, it is a lot fun seeing these men and women swinging from one trapeze bar to the next especialy when they do spectacular seemingly death-defying stunts in groups. Though thrill-seekers will surely  have an adrenaline delight to the extreme, there are some dangers when done without any supervision.

Yes, trapeze is a serious circus acrobat.  The good thing is, nowadays, you don’t have to be in the circus to try this art.  Will Hsu, a trapeze expert, started learning trapeze since he was 8 years old.  Now, he wants to share his passion through Flying Trapeze Philippines (FTP).

FTP is the FIRST and ONLY full size Flying Trapeze rig in the Philippines and one of only a few in all of Asia! It is located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig specifically at Lot 11-A at the corner of34th St. corner 9th Ave. just near Mercato Centrale and almost opposite the F1 hotel.

FTP strives to make the sport of flying trapeze available to anyone seeking an alternative fitness regimne, inspiration, artistry and a few hours of fun. Their mission is to excite, entertain and challenge students of all ages (6 and above), shapes and sizes to live life to the fullest within a safe and trusted environment.

DOH, 3M Push for International Sterilization Standards in Local Hospitals

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hundreds of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections that greatly affect patients’ health. In the Philippines alone, over 500,000 patients get Surgical Site Infections (SSI) each year due to poor sanitation standards in hospitals. About 10% die due to these infections.

The most common infections include Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Pseudomonas bacteria. Surgery patients often get infected through various forms of contact, such as contaminated surgical instruments, or physical contact with a contaminated caregiver that transfers microorganisms to the surgical wound site. Microorganisms in the air, and those already in the patient’s body can also reach the wound and seriously infect the patient.

To address and prevent post-operative infections the Department of Health released Guidelines On Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Reusable Medical Devices In Hospital Facilities in the Philippines. The guidelines aim to improve patient care in health facilities with the efficient use of limited government resources without compromising the quality of care. The issued guidelines also hoped to provide the best practices in reprocessing of reusable medical devices in the central sterile supply department of hospitals.

According to the DOH, patients who undergo surgery have about 1 to 3 percent chance of developing SSI infections, post-op, in parts of the body where surgery has taken place. The skin is a natural protective barrier against infection, but a break in the skin due to surgery makes that area very vulnerable to germs and microorganisms in the environment.

Rampage 2014 Backed by GameX a Big Hit

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Rampage 2014, the biggest gathering of League of Legends fans in the country, supported by GameX, the online portal developed by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for eSports players, was a huge success this year, running a full and exciting day of games and activities.
A popular multi-player online battle arena game, League of Legends pits two teams of powerful champions in a head-to-head battle across different fields and game modes. The game’s unique and exciting design requires a lot of strategy and coordination among team members, and is one of the reasons for its keen following worldwide.

Among the highlights of the event held at the World Trade Center was the GameX Pro Gaming Series tournament, a search for the country’s top League of Legends group that will represent the country to the world arena. Thousands of gaming aficionados trooped to the venue to root for the country’s top four League of Legends teams.

Team Manila Eagles beats Team Mineski

At the tournament, Team Manila Eagles advanced to the final rounds after edging out Team Mineski twice in a best-of-three match. Team Manila’s line-up includes Marvin Dan Mansilungan ( Game Name: Chock); Yuki Tsuchiya (Yukz); Adrian Cabero (H4T3); Geral Gainne Gelacio (Tgee); Eric Allen Gubatan (Exo); and Elvis Zhao (Knut). Team Mineski is composed of James Calumpag (MAKULIT); Eric Medina (woopz); Cedrick Daez (CED); Danyll Balisi (Yume); James Santos (Hamezu) ; and Hazen Carandang (Arajaja).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

David Blaine Asia Tour and Boyz II Men Concert #TicketRush1plus1

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Hurry! Hurry! Seize this chance to see master street magician David Blaine and the amorous singers Boys 2 Men perform live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. There are limited seats only so quickly grab this amazing opportunity!
World famous magician and illusionist David Blaine will be performing his magic tricks live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. David Blaine is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has made his name as a performer of street and close up magic. He has performed all over the world and has set and broken several world records.

Boyz II Men are an American R&B vocal group, best known for emotional ballads and acappella harmonies. Formerly a quartet featuring Michael McCary, they are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.

This is gonna be two nights to remember as we get to be at awe with magic tricks from a master magician on September 12, 2014...and then serenaded by the harmonious trio of Hollywood R&B who will make love to us all throughout the special night of September 17, 2014. I will make sure I bring my family to this event at the Smart Araneta!

The Great Walled City Run: Fun Run Along the Heritage Sites of Intramuros

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It would be great to run around the heritage sites of a city and experience a feeling of history while sweating it out with other runners. A fun run combined with a spirit of passionate respect towards the relics and structures of the past that most of us could only read in books and watch from documentaries can be relived.

I studied in Intramuros, specifically at the Mapua Institute of Technology, where i took up my engineering course, but honestly, I never got to enjoy roaming around the city. We were just to busy with school work and other projects that spending our spare time appreciating the ruins and heritage sites was never part of our itinerary.

It really is strange that we normally would plan to visit another far away place just to see the same old and historical sites, but the ones that are at hand and very near our areas are neglected and taken for granted. Since it was a common and ordinary sight for those of us who study nearby, we rarely gave it any importance. Or I was just probably too hooked in trying to finish my studies as early as possible, to get home quickly to work on my assignmenst and projects, to study my lessons for upcoming exams, to work on my thesis and projects,  rest and sleep for another day of hectic school activities.

In celebration of the 56th founding anniversary of Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI), there will be an amazing fun run called the Great Walled City Run happening at the walled city of Intramuros Manila on September 7, 2014.

Remembering Robin Williams with The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Special Advance Screening

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is said to be Robin Williams' last movie and it coincidentally also deals with depression or somewhat like mid-life crisis. Robin plays Henry Altmann, always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it. He is the kind of person who always find fault from everyone. Later he learns from Doctor Sharon Gill, played by Mila Kunis, that he has brain aneurym and that he only has 90 minutes to live. Shocked by this news, he goes out into the world trying to do his best to correct hi past mistakes the best way he can. However, he was also fixated on killing himself before the sad fate of losing his life. Everyone else involved in his life, like his wife and son, along with the doctor, goes out on a search for "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn."

We watched these story developments of the movie unfold while being pampered at the Foot Massage Lounge located at the 2nd Level of Forum South Global at Bonifacio Global City. We were treated to a soothing massage, coupled by some chips, peanuts, sandwich and cola for snacks.

The Foot Massage Lounge is a little massage place that specializes on pampering your foot, and giving a little bit of this and that all over your body. They have such a cute ad cozy place that will totally relax you. Their large wide screen TVs can have your favorite movies playing while their staff work on you.

Octo Arts Films will be showing the movie at theaters on August 20, 2014, that's today, to remember Robin Williams. As we all know, the comedian actor apparently killed himself. He was found hanging at his place and was declared as a suicide brought about by depression.

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Partners with Mrs. Fields, Expands Best List Brand

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BPI Family Ka-Negosyo inks a partnership with American novelty food brand, Mrs. Fields as it expands it growing Best List Brands roster - the Bank’s list of the most promising franchise brands in the country today.

Mrs. Fields teamed up with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo to assist them in their franchising expansion plans especially in strategic provinces nationwide. Throughout the years, BPI Family Ka-Negosyo has earned a reputation of providing assistance for aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs. Arrived in the Philippines in 1994, Mrs. Fields continues to deliver the best treats fresh from the oven; from baked products to refreshments.

Mrs. Fields has been one of the most well-known brands in the novelty food industry. They were able to adapt to the local Filipino taste. They lived by their mission of treating the world with sweet gifts and a warm smile. We at BPI Family Ka-Negosyo acknowledge their leadership in the novelty food industry and we look forward to support and strengthen their franchising packages through this partnership,” says BPI Family Savings Bank SVP and Head of Ka-Negosyo Loans Division Cedoy Roces.

To find out more about BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans Best List Brands, log-on to You may also call 754-NEGO, email, text 0917-852NEGO or 0922-869NEGO, or visit any of the 800 BPI and BPI Family branches nationwide.

Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp Comes to Colorado

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A program for anyone looking to experience weight loss “boot camp” is coming to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) as a one-week destination weight loss boot camp and transformation program.

Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp,” a collaboration between AHWC and Eyeworks USA, is an evidenced-based program inspired by the unscripted series “Extreme Weight Loss,” produced for ABC by Eyeworks USA. This season, the show has participants spending their first three months at AHWC to successfully begin their weight loss journey (the series documents the year-long transformation in 17 people).

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and consumer care facility located on the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center's mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies.

PEP-Malate, Manila Moves to Bigger Venue, Extends Registration

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The literary and youth volunteer group Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), will hold the 33rd edition of its nationwide seminar-workshop series, the "Pambansang Edukasyong Pampanitikan" (National Literary Education) at De La Salle University-Manila on October 3 – 4, 2014, Friday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm. Venue is at the Multipurpose Room (5/F) of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall (instead of the Enrique M. Razon Sports Complex as initially announced).


(1) Log on to:
(2) Fill out the online form.
(3) An email will be sent confirming your registration as soon as the list of delegates has been finalized.

There are 20 slots left. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and is free of charge. Priority will be given to teachers in the Malate district and adjacent areas. Lunch and snacks will be served.

Deadline of registration is on August 25, 2014, 5:00 PM. Only those duly registered can enter the university premises and will be given signed certificates.

The Impossible Place: An Interactive Installation

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In the throes of a breakup, Pauline Lacanilao began writing a poem inspired by something Rust Cohle said on the first episode of True Detective.

In collaboration with Sandra Dans' photography, the poem has become a unique visual piece about loss, forgiveness, and the role of the artistic process in negotiating the two.

You are invited to interact with the installation titled The Impossible Place, at the new bookstore/bar Uno Morato, on September 13.

Where: Uno Morato (#1 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City)
When: September 13, 2014, 8 pm
Who: Pauline Lacanilao, Sandra Dans
What: Interactive photography-poetry exhibit

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Abaya Blaming Train Drivers on MRT Crash

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While the Metro Rail Transit management is still examining the 
train crash last wednesday if it was a mechanical or human failure and while many asks who to put blame on DOTC Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya concludes that blame to the two train drivers. He insists and had them booked by the Pasay City police. 

Reading between the lines that’s certainly to cover up the real culprit: careless maintenance of the railway by the contractor, Marlo dela Cruz. Many do not know but dela Cruz is a close friend to Abaya....A Liberal Party’s friend.

A train derails as it went fast crashing its barrier at the terminal's Taft station on Wednesday, August 13.

The incident injured several passengers (at least 38) and causes a post to fall over a car. The story spreads right ahead making the whole day into panic mode.

Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya's  comment on riding the MRT:  

"Riding is a personal decision. I won't go on my way to convince people to ride the MRT." irked a lot of riders. 

For many riders, this comment was like an insult.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Workshop Weekends: Make Your Weekends Count with PETA

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The weekdays often mean high intensity work and stress for young professionals and students. Luckily, the weekends are there to help them recharge and get away from all of the pressure; but since most of these people have been worn out to the point of zombification, weekends are spent catching up on rest and sometimes even finishing the work that was left over from the last week.

This July, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) pushes young professionals to make their weekends count with “Workshop Weekends”. The program encourages students and professionals to put their show face on and drop their paperwork (at least during the weekend) to work on their dreams of becoming a stage performer.

Freedom and self-expression

Stress. Work. Studies. Expectations. Although these are challenges in life that all must overcome, these can sometimes also become limitations for our aspirations and dreams. With “Workshop Weekends”, enrolees are given the chance to reach for the stars and discover who they truly are through artistic performance.

Tricia Garcia, previous enrolee and musician, claims that the Workshop Weekends, “gave [her] a big sense of freedom and self-expression.” She also says that the Workshop Weekends has taught her how to be unafraid of mistakes and criticism which in turn made her feel stronger and free of anxiety.

Arcadia: Reign the Spotlight

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The University of the Philippines Los Baños better be ready as Sigma Theta Delta presents ARCADIA.

An annual event which began in 2012, ARCADIA is Sigma Theta Delta’s anniversary and benefit party. This year’s event will benefit the UP PGH CHILD Foundation and the students of Jose Rizal Memorial School in Calamba City, Laguna.

There will be surprises that everyone will surely enjoy. At Php 180, guests will be getting two bottles of beer, a welcoming shot from Jägermeister and the chance to win cool prizes. All accompanied by great music and great company. So mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this!

ARCADIA will be held on September 4, 2014 (Thursday), from 7pm onwards, at Java Avenue, Los Baños, Laguna. See you there!

Chef Arch's Lime: Street Food na Pina-Sosyal sa Mandaluyong

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We've all seen how unsanitary street food are because they are prone to the pollution, the dust and the smoke, plus the elements of sun and rain, add to it the improper hygiene and lack of cleanliness by the vendors from their handling and preparation of the food, to the cooking and presentation to the customers  but Pinoys belonging to the lower class are mostly unaffected and rarely complain.

We don't care much about suffering from hepatitis or other kinds of diseases that we may get from food spoiled by the many factors surrounding the preparation of food and its source mainly because we cannot afford to be choosy. Like they said "You get your money's worth.

But I have to disagree especially when there are food spots in town that offers the same opportunity to feast on street food but with quality control. The bonus is that it gets to be served to you with a touch of "sosyal" or glamorously styled like that of gourmet dishes.Where else can you find "isaw" (chicken intestine) as among the toppings for a pizza? or our favorite ice scramble served the way you'll enjoy it more?

You can find gourmet street food at Chef Arch's Lime that will truly make you think twice of returning to "Manong" at the street corner. Though they still have only one branch, it's being frequented by a lot of people from the neighborhood, nearby cities, and as far as the places you wouldn't imagine being there.

They've been featured in many newspapers, magazines, TV shows and blogs for their unique touches on dishes that modernizes street food into a higher level.

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Eat Chocolate the Right Way and Enjoy Sweet Endings

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Have you been eating chocolate the wrong way your whole life?

If you’re a) Not Sure or b) Think You Have Been Doing it Wrong - then it’s time to change all that. Cadbury Dairy Milk, the smooth and creamy chocolate that gives you sweet endings helps you eat chocolate the right way. Sweet endings for Cadbury Dairy Milk mean savoring the good things in life, including a bar of this smooth and creamy chocolate – in the right way!

There are many things in life which give us sweet endings. It could be taking a moment from a busy day during lunch. Or kicking back at home on a Friday night after a grueling workweek. It could also be hanging out and laughing with your friends while on a night out – just to catch up and enjoy being in each other’s company.

Everything else in life is rushed: Deadlines, meetings, schedules. Sweet endings are your breaks from all of these. A time for you to enjoy and savor.

Cadbury Dairy Milk knows all about sweet endings. As a smooth and creamy chocolate bar, its taste alone is a sweet ending – something you savor and enjoy every moment of. The smooth and creamy taste is a perfect sweet ending to any meal, nightcap or gimik with friends. Enjoying a bar of a smoothly satisfying 15g pack is akin to living in the moment – taking the time to savor every bite.

In fact, enjoying a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is not something you rush into. You take your time for it. There’s a ritual that makes the experience much more enjoyable.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas Blogcasters Talk About Food Blogging Perks and Issues

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Continuing our e-Blog Mo Na Yan! radio show for the month of August 2014 where we talked about everything related to food blogging, a few selected bloggers and businesses from the food industry were invited to be our special guest last Saturday August 16, 2014. The show airs from 10 to 11 am every Saturday and is in partnership with Wazzup Pilipinas and Vigattin Radio of Radyo Inquirer DZIQ 990 AM.

Bloggers that form the "blogcasters" panel were Krizia Louren Catapang of, Alice Mate of, and Icah Bunganay of

From the business side, we invited Ace Azarranga, Marketing manager of a group of restaurants namely The Old Spaghetti House, Swensen's, Grilla, Shrimp Shack and Potts Point, their newest restaurant in Eastwood that offers organic food. Also our special guest was  Chef Ivan of Brotzeit, a German bar and restaurant located at the ground floor of the EDSA Shangri-La Mall.

Ross Del Rosario, founder of was also there to facilitate the discussion with resident broadcasters Den Macaranas and Arne Bacelo, including Elison Barcelo, CEO of of Vigattin Inc.

Wazzup Pilipinas Bloggers on the Global News Network

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Your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger, Ross Del Rosario,  got invited to be among the special guests for Global News Network's Philippines Uncut hosted by Buddy Cunanan. He was with other bloggers that were also members of the Wazzup Pilipinas community.

The show tackled on "All About Blogging" and was shown at 9 p.m. last Sunday, August 17, and was replayed at 10 a.m. last Monday, August 18 on the Global News Network. 

GNN is available in Metro Manila on Chnl 1 (GSAT), Chnl 8 (Destiny), Chnl 213 (Sky). We're also nationwide via 350+ provincial cable operators, free-to-air UHF in capital cities, ASIA-wide (8 countries) on the GSAT Satellite Network, and Internet streaming. 

The guests are leading bloggers Ross Del Rosario of representing lifestyle, Kaye Rey of representing travel, and Kathy Kenny Ngo of representing parenthood.
Our good friend and fellow blogger Ronnie Bernardo of was our point person for this interview opportunity.

Areeya Belle L. Cruz: Miss Tourism World Philippines Candidate from Pasig City

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Meet one of the candidates for Miss Tourism World Philippines 2014. She is Areeya Belle L. Cruz, 20 years old from Barangay Maybunga of Pasig City. Since I live in the same barangay, I guess it is but appropriate that I support the candidate coming from our turf. Who else should help each other but our very own "ka-barangay."

Areeya Belle is currently a 4th year Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) located at Sta. Mesa Manila. She is currently a Training Director (Catwalk Trainor) at the PUP Icons (organization) under the University Center for Culture and the Arts (UCCA).

Tourism World Philippines is not just another beauty pageant where girls parade with their swimsuits and evening gowns, the organization aims to support our Tourism Industry in promoting our country to be one of the world destinations.

In response to the government’s call to promote tourism culture and art among Filipinos and other countries, Mr. Francisco Z. Blanco Jr., heeded that call 2 years ago with a main mission to generate awareness and interest in the country’s cultural heritage and uphold the Filipino culture as a source of pride for the Filipina as they gain international recognition. In the continuous mission to uplift the global image of the Philippines and boost local tourism in the country, he then has partnered with 2 brothers in Christ, Bro. Bernard Go and Bro. Jojo Ruiz who believes this could be a great vehicle to make a difference.

Havoc in Manila: Pilipinas Aguilas Friendly Match with the Western Australian Raiders

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The Pilipinas Aguilas - National Tackle Football Team of the Philippines presented a test run of its ImPACT (I Am Pilipinas Aguilas Club Training Pool) program last weekend that featured Havoc in Manila, a friendly match with the Western Australian Raiders and a free open football clinic at the Emperador Stadium located in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

The team earlier held a press conference at Skippy’s Bar and Grill at BGC a few days ago to share the program to the members of the media. According to the ATFAP officials who were part of the panel, they are holding the event as part of their commitment to promote the sport and build a program to prepare them and future team members for the 2016 IFAF Asian competition. Anybody, whether Filipino or foreigner, can register and be part of the pool and undergo training to develop their individual fundamentals and skills under the Pilipinas Aguilas.

The Pilipinas Aguilas lost at a previous match last April at Tokyo, Japan mainly because their few months of training does not entirely qualify them as a sufficient force to battle against opponents with several years of advantage. They know that their weakness is the apparent non-existence of significant opportunities for training of existing and potential members. This is why they are very keen in establishing a program that will make the sport easier to access by those who are very much interested to be a part of the team.

The Biggest Beauty, Health, Wellness, Tourism, Job and Business Expo

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What happens when sectors from the beauty, health, wellness, tourism, job and business gather together to give us five significant events under one roof? You get more than what you've expected!

The Beauty, Health, and Wellness Expo is composed of five co-located events will happen for three days from August 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center of the  Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The opportunities offered at these events should not be missed by all concerned with our overall welfare.

At a press conference held last August 12, 2014 at the Blackboard restaurant of the Podium located in Ortigas Center, the panel was composed by Clinica Manila CEO and PCCI Regional NCR-Central Sector sector Governor Dr. Hernando Delizo, A.R.M Skin Essentials Corporations Sales Manager Alma Dizon, Global Medical Technology Manila Inc., VP for Sales and Marketing Jojo Alejandrino, Innovation and Concepts Founder and Chairwoman Baby Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer AVP for Classified Advertising Jessie Rebustillos, PMAP Director Mitch Guce, Tourism World Philippines Media and Public Relations Director Candy Monasterio-Tuazon, Healthway Medical VP for Sales and Marketing Carmie De Leon, and Ex-Link Events CEO Michelle Ballesteros.

It would be interesting to see how things will unfold when our fellow men all gain access to a multitude of possibilities to network and interact with these businesses. Many of us have become firm with the acceptance that a great outlook in life begins with healthy living. Everything else becomes easy when we are free of stress and sickness, or when we at least know how to control or moderate our lifestyle towards a better  and healthier life.

You won't find any other event as similar and as big and comprehensive as this one. Everyone is looking forward to several days of informative, entertaining and beneficial events.

Profilers of the Unknown: Ghost Tour with the Paranormal Investigators

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I was really hoping I could see a ghost during my lifetime. I'm your typical skeptic who would love to dare everything around me. I feel that life is too short that I want to experience everything possible. My bucket list is so full I need a second, and third one perhaps...or maybe an infinite number just to satisfy my thirst for the unexplained.

I have that real desire to find out the truth behind the mysterious and enigmatic. You cannot imagine the huge overwhelming persistence to get out there and discover the answers to our many questions. There are so many things I would prefer to tackle directly and upfront, and confronting ghosts are among them.

Ghosts are said to be former living beings that could not separate themselves from the worldly desires. They couldn't leave our world and are doomed to repeat a portion of their lives endlessly. It's like an incomplete task that needs to be fulfilled somehow. But no one could really provide an explanation that is fully supported by logical, technical and scientific evidences. There would always be disbelief when there are so many baffling questions looming around.

Chili Asylum: The Taste That Deliciously Lingers

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I was so curious with the name of the brand that I went out of my way to communicate with the owner directly via email. I got her card from a previous foodie event that I attended a few weeks ago and got so hooked on the taste of the sample. I really wanted more but there were just too many food concessionaires that day that i decided to hold my eagerness and craving and try the others for the meantime.

Sadly, I never got to finish even half of the 75 food providers that day, but interestingly, the taste of this particular dish lingered all throughout the day even after I went home all bloated and sleepy already due to the many food samples we got to enjoy at the event.

I was impressed with a few of the food and Chili Asylum was amazingly distinctive. Thus I searched deep into the spot where I kept all the business cards I got from the event and emailed Isi Laureano, self-proclaimed "Chefotographer." I figured it's an artsy way of describing her multi-skilled professions. She must be a Chef and a photographer rolled into one. Nowadays, you make your own designation similar to how I call myself a "Social Media Evangelist" mainly because I'm an opinionated social media specialist who loves to do sermons among my friends and acquaintances.

Infinity Resort of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro: The Ultimate Luxury Getaway

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There are moments when words are not enough to express how we feel. A moment when we are completely enthralled by the beauty of a place that we cannot help but stare and wonder how they were able to setup such a magnificent paradise-like destination. The amazing structures built with architectural superiority and miraculously surrounded by the solemnity of nature brings us to an overwhelming state of admiration.

The Infinity Resort located in Puerto Galera of Orienta Mindoro was artistry brought into the highest level.Every corner of the place was Instagram-worthy that I probably posted quite a number of photos on those three days and two nights of stay. We were in a heavenly and peaceful place embraced by the sun, the sea and the mountains. Everything you ever wanted in a vacation spot was there. You would not ask for more

Our weekend at Puerto Galera was more like meant to be a honeymoon adventure for newly-wed couples. It has all the makings of a romantic ambiance that seemingly calls for lovers to visit and fall deeply in love more with each other. This is where you will take anybody you want to impress or fall in love with you.

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