Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cayets Cabin Private Resort in Pansol, Laguna


It’s just like walking in your Grandma’s old room with a Balinese inspired environment. Located within the famous hot spring resorts capital of the Philippines in Pansol, Cala,ba City, Laguna. Overlooking the scenic and legendary Mount Makiling. Cayet’s Cabin Private Resort is a highly recommended getaway place where friends and/or families can truly enjoy a weekday or weekend pleasure. Whether you would like to spend your daytime or a night out with some luxury that is memorable enough.



The resort has six (6) airconditioned cabin rooms with either a queen-size bed or two (2) double-size beds. Each room can accommodate 3 to 4 persons. There’s also a dorm-type room that can fit in up to 8 persons. Its all complete with its own toilet and bath, a cable TV, and a 2-seater table. Whether you would like to have the airconditioning on, or just open the windows or the sliding door leading to the terrace patio, and let the cool breeze fan you.


Outside is a big adult swimming pool that is 4 – 6 feet deep and a knee-high kiddie pool for the little ones. The locality is famous for its lukewarm water, surely once you dip yourself in the pool you wouldn’t want to get out anymore. This is just perfect for those underwater selfies which me and my friends did.
 


There is a spacious garage, and lots and lots of flowers and fauna everywhere. You might really wonder how the designers/landscapers have put together everything and turn it into a beauty that is pleasing to the eyes.


But if you want a little quiet time, there are several seating areas where you can prefer to read your favorite book.


And on top of it all, when families and friends gather together, what they would like to do best? Eat . . . eat . . . indulge with your “baon” of cooked food or do some cooking and broiling here. The kitchen is equipped with cooking stove, cookwares and utensils. How about those steamed veggies with “alamang”, barbecue and “inihaw” belly complete with tomatoes and diced mango, what a feast!


Just beside is a sitting couch that is perfect for a short nap. And you might want to visit this awesome room. The interior is really delightful, I would like to nap here as well, ha! Ha! Ha!

Or forget that nap because everyone else is enjoying their turn at the videoke and sing with their heart out. Or wiggle your hips with the latest dance craze via the x-box.

Me and my little boy had a great time spent with our dear friends.

So if you’re planning your summer getaway, or for any occasion you may reserve Cayet’s Cabin now.

Tel. no. +63(49)5456513
Mobile nos. 0922-8614904; 0932-8527878; 0917-3277878; 0917-6307878; 0917-5537878
Look for sir Boyet or Ms. Carina

Important note: Leave your gadegets at home and just stay offline while you’re here. Just bring your camera with you for those endless selfies and pure fun.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Save more and be safe on the road with MICHELIN tires

The New Year calls for new tires, and here’s good news! If you buy new Michelin tires, you can earn additional cash vouchers too.

Michelin is offering for a purchase of a pair of MICHELIN tires for passenger car or light truck (PCLT) of the same pattern and tire size (size 14-inch and above), entitles you to a Sodexo cash voucher worth PhP 500. The more MICHELIN tires you buy, the bigger the amount of cash vouchers you get.


The vouchers are valid anytime, with no expiry date. The promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other sales activities offered by the dealer.

The Michelin Free Gas Promo is covered by DTI FTEB SPD No. 0264, Series of 2015. For more details about the promo, customers may consult the promo posters, visit participating dealers in their area or log on towww.michelin.com.ph.

Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. It also offers electronic mobility support services on ViaMichelin.com and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 111,200 employees and operates 67 production plants in 17 different countries. The Group has a Technology Center in charge of research and development with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.(www.michelin.com).

Saturday, January 10, 2015

“10 Kumainments” pushed in 17 regions to combat unhealthy diet, lifestyle

After its successful launch in Metro Manila, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) pushes its “10 Kumainments” campaign to all 17 regions of the country, through the local government units (LGUs) as its drivers.

The campaign, which provides “the recommended guide” for Filipinos to obtain a healthy diet by following simple guidelines, has been translated into local dialects, including Cebuano and Ivatan. The NNC-ARMM(Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) has even made a transliteration of the nutritional guidelines in Arabic and called it the Nutritional Guidelines for Muslim Filipinos, which cites teachings in the Qur’an, showing support for each of the guidelines.


The 10 Kumainments was launched last 23 October 2014 by the National Nutrition Council and has been widely publicized through well-placed TV and radio commercials in leading radio and television networks and local radio stations nationwide. Regional launch events were led by the NNC regional offices in key cities nationwide.

The program was launched to address the growing concern for the nutritional status of Filipinos, which has been compromised by either a lack or excess of food, unhealthy eating habits and the trend towards a sedentary lifestyle. These have, in turn, led to the rise of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.

“Filipinos love to eat, especially during the holiday season. That is why it is very important to remind Filipinos that they should not compromise their health while celebrating in countless office parties, family reunions and dining out opportunities this season,” said Assistant Secretary of Health Maria-Bernardita T. Flores, Executive Director of the NNC.

The NNC’s “10 Kumainments” were derived from the 10 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF)developed by aninter-agency Technical Working Group through the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, and have been popularized this year with an easy-to-remember format and a more relatable approach. These are the primary recommendations for nutrition and healthy lifestyle in order to attain good health,” she continued.

The 10 Kumainments are simple, easy to follow and easy to remember. For example, Kumainment No. 1 states: “Kumain ng iba’t ibang pagkain” while Kumainment No. 3 states: “Kumain ng gulay at prutas araw-araw”.

The 10 Kumainments are like the Biblical 10 Commandments. Thus, a character was developed in the person of Moises Dalisay or “Mang Moi” who was molded after the Biblical Moses—who now promotes the 10 Kumainments in media and in communities.

The NNC plans to further push its nutritional awareness campaign by working together with various government agencies in 2015 for issuance of department circulars and memos to encourage the use of the nutritional guidelines. Restaurants, groceries, supermarkets, dining places and other public places will be included in the campaign since this is where people need to be reminded of pursuing healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Since a lot of Filipinos also live abroad, a more aggressive and extensive dissemination of the 10 “Kumainments” will be done through Philippine embassies and consulates and the Internet for wider reach.

“We encourage all Filipinos to follow the 10 Kumainments so that they can influence proper nutrition behaviours and to also be able to help reduce the risk to malnutrition and non-communicable diseases,” Flores said.

For more information, write or call the NATIONAL NUTRITION COUNCIL, 2332 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Taguig City. Tel. Nos. 843.0142; 843.1337; 843.5824; Fax No. 843.5818; Email: info@nnc.gov.ph or visithttp://www.nnc.gov.ph andwww.facebook.com/nncofficial. Twitter @NNC_official.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Stylish, Energy-efficient and Income-earning Modular Homes: Pre-Fab is Fab!


All of us dream of a stylish home, either for ourselves living alone or for our family. Something decent that we can always come home to at the end of the day. Now there's a good choice with pre-fab homes.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “pre-fab home”?

Bet you thought of soldiers’ barracks, temporary shelters or low-cost houses that the government put up for mass housing in the 60s and 70s.

But prefabricated homes have come a long way. Whether its purpose is to be a family home, a vacation getaway, or a home that one can use for business, one can now find a trendy modular home to cherish and be proud of because it looks good and performs superbly as a dwelling unit too.

Pre-fab homes today are practically custom-built, beautifully designed, sturdy, long-lasting, energy-efficient, and ready to meet the challenges posed by the elements. Although built in quick time, no compromise has been made on its quality or integrity. New homes that use this fast and flexible building technique have also been hailed for using sustainable, recycled, low-energy materials and fixtures that result in functional, space-efficient, eco-friendly design.


Aluform PreFab Construction and Consultancy, makers of office buildings and technoparks, has brought stylish modular housing to the Philippines to meet the needs of young families, investment-seekers and upwardly mobile professionals on the lookout for homes that are ready for occupancy within a shorter waiting time. The modular dwellings are convenient to construct, flexible in terms of space usage and cost much less than a conventionally built home.


Classy looking and stylish, Aluform Pre-Fabricated Homes come in two designs: Country and Zen. Both are airy, with their respective charm and appeal, are spacious and energy efficient, and make good use of available light and ventilation to lower energy bills by as much as 20%. The energy savings of up to 20% is due to good insulating roof and wall materials, plus sufficient air ventilation that keeps the stylish home in a comfortable 28 degrees Celsius zone at high noon!

The fa├žade is made of wood-like planks of finished materials, while the actual panels are reinforced with pre-cast concrete filled with insulation materials for total thermal, moisture and acoustic protection. These give the homes their energy-saving properties.

Designed for both luxury and function, strategically placed windows and doors allow natural light to enter the home. The windows use a certified double-glazed system that insulates the house from external noise and other kinds of pollution. Louver features below the roof keep the ceiling well ventilated at all times.


The houses have a floor area of 135 square meters and have a multi-purpose Lanai, which is one of the best features of Aluform Pre-Fabricated Homes. The generous space opens up the home investment to many possibilities. The lanai area can be used to make a bigger dining room, if desired, an entertainment area, a bigger garage. Or even to open up a business space like a home office, a mini grocery, barber shop, parlor, snack shop, kitchenette, or other enterprise that can make the home earn additional income for its owners.

Built to withstand the elements, Aluform Pre-Fabricated Homes are easier to put up than conventional on-site constructions. One can have a home built in 60 days or less that is immediately livable because furnishings are already in place within that period. Highly versatile, they are also good for export and are transferrable to other locations in the future, if desired.

“Aluform Pre-Fab Homes are highly desirable during these times when more and more families and individuals lead an active lifestyle and are discovering their entrepreneurial spirit. They can be lived in as simple residences, but can also make good home offices or the site of income generating ventures. Enterprising owners can make them places where they can “live and earn”. There are infinite possibilities,” says Ritchie Catalan, Marketing Officer of Aluform Industries, Inc.

Aluform Industries, Inc. supplies the materials for the homes but would-be owners can engage their own contractors if preferred. They can also avail of Aluform’s services for the house construction.

For more information and dealership inquiries, call (0917) 828-8189 and (0917) 891-1088. Or email modular.creation@gmail.com.


Manulife’s Bundle of Joy: A lasting gift for our young family’s future


by Cheryl De Guia-Lim, Businesswoman

If there’s one thing I learned as a newbie parent, one should give what’s best for the child, especially for a newborn baby. Parents are expected to know how to feed, bathe, clothe, play with, and generally  care  for  their  baby  –  but  babies  don't come with instructions. And even if this isn't your first,  you may still be trying to figure out how to deal with it physically, emotionally and financially. 

The vast  majority of newborns enter  the world healthy but they are more vulnerable to germs than older babies because they simply haven't had time to build up defenses. Sometimes infants develop conditions  that  require  medical  tests  and treatment. All  signs and  symptoms  are  of  even  greater concern if the baby is less than 3 months old. 

We experienced this  first  hand as my husband Oliver  and I found ourselves rushing to the emergency room at 2 a.m. due to  the  high fever of our newborn son. After a series of laboratory tests to rule out bigger complications, our little boy was diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Seven days and eighty thousand pesos later, we were discharged with our baby healthier and stronger. 

Looking  back,  we  would  not  have  done  things differently, except for  one realization magnified—we would stop at  nothing for our child. It  is a lesson learned through one hospital scare. We can only do so much to take care of our little one, and even if we wrap him in our arms until he is okay to thrive on his own, we as parents cannot live forever. Accidents happen and  diseases  will not  always  be  at  bay.  The  unpredictability  of  parenthood comes  with  inevitable emergencies of life. If something happens to Oliver and I even before he turns one, what happens to our newborn child? What can we leave behind? 

We can either burden ourselves with anxiety on things we cannot control or secure the best future for our son—without delay. This means now -- no need to wait until his first birthday. The absolute security of our newborn is not even a choice, it is a necessity. After all, what is more urgent than our child’s future? 


The cost  of pregnancy, baby delivery,  supplies and immunizations all add up. So for  parents  like us, Manulife’s Bundle of Joy program is a welcome breath of fresh air. With no premium required, moms and dads with newborns less than a year old would only need to register online for a free one-year insurance coverage worth Php100,000.00. You can also seek expert advice and useful guides for first-time parents and  financial  awareness  for  those  who  are starting  to  build  a  family.  The  site  also  offers  relevant information for us parents on freebies, promos and other fun activities. 

At this time, getting insurance may be at the bottom of your checklist, as it was previously in ours. But as we relish the joys of parenthood, let us learn to choose lifelong benefits, the ones that would benefit the family and ultimately our newborns. The cute strollers, cribs, baby bouncers and toys will be outgrown in a short amount of time but a good insurance coverage will last a long time. 

Consider Manulife’s Bundle of Joy program as another version of a tight hug for your baby--thoughtful,comforting and valuable. Register online at www.manulifebundleofjoy.com.ph and shower your newborn with unlimited hugs while they are young.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Filipino Bloggers Network Christmas Party 2014


The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, successfully held its annual Christmas party at the Aluform facilities at Jade Garden, San Juan City last December 13.

The event which was filled with fun games, great food and more importantly, sharing of stories of the fellow online writers. FBN currently has almost 1400 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac.

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:

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Aluform PreFab Construction and Consultancy - Makers of office buildings and technoparks. The company also supplies the materials for the homes but would-be owners can engage their own contractors if preferred. They can also avail of Aluform’s services for the house construction. For more information and dealership inquiries, call (0917) 828-8189 and (0917) 891-1088. Or email modular.creation@gmail.com

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR) - One of the country’s leading public relations agencies. AMPR is a full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. AMPR is also engaged in related services such as event planning and management, news and events monitoring from media and non-media sources, conceptualization and development of creative materials and brand marketing review for clients in need of end-to-end development of communication plans. For more about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AMPRInc or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and ampr.consultancy@gmail.com.

Get Med app – Published by UNA IT Mobile Solutions Philippines Inc. GetMed is your first stop for leading a healthy lifestyle. Get the latest health tips, news stories, diets, health horoscopes and more via this FREE app. Stories and articles come from reputable sources around the world to ensure you are getting the best advice in leading a healthier life. GetMed also allows you to enhance your experience when you need to search for a Doctor, Visit your Doctor or look for your local hospital. With more doctors registering daily, you will be able to book your appointment with registered doctors with the simply click of a button. The app is available in Google Play and App Store.

Dominguez Marketing Communications, Inc. - One of the Philippines leading and most respected public relations and marketing organizations. Established in July 1995 and fully incorporated in January 1997, the company has become more than a Public Relations Company as it prefer to call themselves an Integrated Marketing Communications Company. Contact them through tel. no. (02) 897708, email pr@dominguezmarketing.net or visit their website www.dominguezmarketing.net.

Comm&Sense - One of the first marketing communications agency in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions. At the core of Comm&Sense’s strategy is Content Marketing. Content Marketing fullfils the goal of finding your customers, without annoying them. This is accomplished by strategically and consistently feeding them with content that they want. More info at www.commsenseinc.com. You can contact them via email makemerelevant@commsenseinc.com or tel. no. (02) 893-5274.

True Blends the Strip - Hailed as one of the most popular cafes in Ortigas by Zomato Food Guide and published by Yahoo! Philippines. True Blends’ hearty and healthy drinks makes use of the finest quality tea leaves and coffee beans. True Blends also offers All-day Breakfast Meals, Combo Meals, Tidbits such as Mojos and Chicken Chops, Sandwiches and Sausages at a student friendly price. True Blends is located along Ortigas Avenue just between Mercury Drug Store and 7-11 at Medical City Pasig. You can also call for delivery at (02) 697-7977. And, they also offer flexible and affordable milk tea booth packages for event.

Sugarleaf - Foods that Nourish and Healthy Choices. The company advocates healthy living through organic foods and natural health. Their mantra s “Let Food be your medicine!” For more info, contact Mr. Angelo Narciso Songso via email angelo@sugraleafph.com, tel. no. (02) 385-0387 or visit their website www.sugarleafph.com

Unilab - The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines. The company has a market share of some 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands in the country. To know more about the company, visit www.unilab.com.ph.

Lightwater - Water is the purest and most natural beverage in the world. The brand’s goal was to create a beverage which is both pure and also functional to meet everyone’s needs. So they added more function to water to make it better. they added vital electrolytes which will hydrate and keep body systems running smoothly. For more info about lightwater, please contact: Suncoast Brands International Corporation via info@suncoastbrands.com or visit www.drinklightwater.com and www.drinkthyvitamins.com for their Vitamin Boost brand.

GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc. (GMCI) - Transformative values-based marketing campaigns designed to influence perception and change beliefs. The company is known for innovation and strategic marketing in the communications industry. Our services include strategy, branding, digital, crisis and issues management, integrated marketing and events, among others. Contact them through tel. no. (02) 856-4624, email info@geisermaclangnetwork.com or visit www.geisermaclang.com.

Lamoiyan Corporation - The first Filipino Company to succeed in penetrating the local toothpaste industy, long dominated by mutinationals. With Hapee, their own brand of toothpaste since their formal inauguration in March 1988, the company was able to maintain a consistent quality standard that was patronized and love by the Filipinos nationwide. Lamoiyan also provides a variety of quality products for oral care, household and personal care at an affordable cost. Some of our brands includes Hapee, Kutitap and Gumtect toothpastes. Dazz dishwashing paste/liquid, and Licealiz for lice infestations. To know more about them, visit www.lamoiyan.com.

Breville - An iconic Australian and global brand. Design and innovation have underpinned this success. From the Snack'n'Sandwich maker in 1974, to the wide feed tube Juice Fountain™ in 1999, and the Professional 800 Collection of today, Breville has provided inspiration to generations of customers.

Though Breville's roots are in Australia, Breville-designed products are now sold in more than 30 countries around the world, including the United States. Like a true Australian however, Breville has remained grounded, despite its global success. Breville is proof that some companies still listen to customers. Visit www.breville.com.ph to know more about their products.

Mondelez International - One big company. The company believes that above all, in one thing – something that’s unique to their organization – and that’s the power of Big and small. They have the scale and resources of a global powerhouse. But also the speed, creativity and agility of a fresh new start-up. Oreo and Tang are just two of their popular products. Visit http://ph.mondelezinternational.com to know more about them.

Sweet Treats by Aci Girl – Yummy goodies for all occasions. Looking gift ideas this holiday season? How about delicious baked products from blogger baker? Contact Aci Girl though SMS/Viber (09287741731), Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SWEET-TREATS-by-ACI_GIRL or Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sweetaci.

With the overflowing support that FBN receives this year from different partner brands and members of the group this year, bigger and better opportunities and events are coming soon in the horizon.