Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mañosa Properties sets new heights of luxury and sustainability with Ylang Lane

Drawing from an inexhaustible reserve of Filipino-inspired motifs, Mañosa Properties Inc. is destined to top its previous residential creations, as it sets to unveil what is without doubt its most exclusive townhouse development—Ylang Lane in New Manila. 

Luxurious Philippine indigenous material interiors evoking the breezy open spaces and tranquility of the finest resorts characterize all seven duplexes and single detached units of Ylang Lane. Each unit rises four story-high with a grand penthouse, and is surrounded by lush vegetation in a marriage of breathtaking beauty and practicality that can only come from the hands of internationally acclaimed Architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.

L-R: Arch. Angelo Manosa, Arch. Bobby Manosa, Dino Manosa
Ylang Lane, as the senior Mañosa admits, is a distillation of his design philosophy that he has nurtured for more than 35 years. His dedication to capture the Filipino spirit in elevated structures and apply innovative “green” architecture is manifested in Ylang Lane’s indigenous landscaping, water conservation features, and energy-saving spaces that let in abundant natural lighting and ventilation.

Creating only seven units allows Manosa Properties to cater only to a premium market, one that would readily pay a premium price per unit, for the chance to live with that rarefied mixture of exclusivity, sustainability, and even history, since only a select few will get bragging rights for owning a product of a world-renowned architect.

Indeed, the limited number of units has helped Mañosa pour all his talents into and elevate these from luxurious homes to genuine works of art. Every facet of its 350-square meter floor area is a celebration of Filipino innovation, best captured by his design philosophy of “contemporary Filipino green architecture”.

An exclusive enclave centrally located at the heart of New Manila, Ylang Lane has a wide interior road and open area with generous cuts allowing each unit to have their own garden. Each unit has a 3-car garage and is topped by its own penthouse with rooftop garden entertainment area. Among its “green” features is a rainwater harvester that can collect for landscape maintenance, car wash, and other household functions.  Lastly, one of the project’s highlights is its security, where it is of utmost importance.  Centralized CCTV and roving security are some of the features of the security system in Ylang Lane.

Ylang Lane is the pilot project of BERDE for horizontal town house development by the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC), whose one of its founding members is the young Mañosa architect, Architect Gelo Mañosa, an advocate of Green Architecture himself. With its wide open spaces, lush landscaping, natural sources of light and air, and low-density living, Ylang Lane is designed to satisfy many requirements prescribed by eco certifications.

Located on Ylang Street in New Manila, Quezon City, Ylang Lane Townhouses takes after Mañosa Properties’ other premium townhome development, Lantana Lane, which is also found in the area. For more information, contact 705.1135/497.7302/842.6988 and 0917.585.6709, Lisette Mangonon (Sales and Marketing Director);

Monday, August 27, 2012

Esquire Financing and Philippine Franchise Asia see fast growing future of SMEs

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), franchising currently represents 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion worth of economic activity in the U.S. 
In Southeast Asia, the Philippines leads in terms of franchise concept development. Last year, more than 124,000 franchisees offered the products and services of over 1,100 franchisors in the country. The industry generated more than a million jobs while recording a total of $9.45 billion output—equal to five percent of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP).
PFA Chairman Lim said that the recent growth can be attributed to the entry of new players from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the continued rise of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, and the introduction of indigenous and food concepts.
ESQUIRE Financing Inc. also recognizes the potential in funding the development of emerging enterprises, especially now when there is positive economic growth in the country. “MSMEs are the pillars of growth of the Philippine economy. They will catapult economic production into greater numbers through job development,” ESQUIRE President/CEO Rajan Uttamchandani stated.

Learn more about how EFI can help you grow your SME with its fast and efficient financial solutions by visiting, or contact or call 0917-5135573.     

Laguna Blogging Summit New September Schedule

The recent "habagat" that hit most part of Luzon and Metro Manila, the province of Laguna was one of those that were badly damaged.  Because of this, the organizers had no choice but to re-schedule the event.  Hooray! and we got a new schedule this September. We are glad to let you know that all the speakers remained with us with more additionals, ready and willing to share their knowledge and expertise with all of you.

The 1st and the biggest Laguna Blogging Summit (#1LaBS) will be on September 27 - 28, 2012 at the Laguna Provincial Cultural Center (Sta. Cruz, Laguna) from 8:00am to 5:00pm and supported by the Laguna Provincial Government under  Gov. Jorge "ER" Ejercito, Commission on Election (COMELEC), Alab ng Mamamahayag (ALAB) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 4-A, with Kliping Times, Creative Voices, Phil IT and When in Manila as media partners.

1LaBS is a free event and will present famous speakers from the Philippines and abroad with different topics for 20 minutes speaking slot each.  Topics will highlight the importance of Social Media on what they do whether its about Finance, Environment, Search Engine Optimization, Advocacy, Tourism, Marketing, Public Relations and Education.


  1. Noemi Lardizabal Dado
  2. Dean Jorge Bocobo
  3. Tony Ahn
  4. Sonnie Santos
  5. Chuckie Dreyfus
  6. Randell Tiongson
  7. Atty. Toto Causing
  8. Elizabeth Angsioco
  9. Jayvee Fernandez
  10. Jinkee Umali
  11. Noel de Guia
  12. Enzo Luna
  13. Senator Richard Gordon
  14. Jonel Uy
  15. Azrael Codilla
  16. Janette Toral
  17. James Jimenez
  18. Wenchie Flores Sabban
  19. Alvin Cloyd Dakis
  20. Fitz Villafuerte
  21. Jaypee David
  22. Acee Vitangcol
  23. Lloyd Luna
  24. Pocholo de Leon Gonzales
  25. Juned Sonido
For the past years, events like this has become a highly-anticipated interaction venue where famous and upcoming bloggers give informative talks.  More than 300 bloggers from all over the country make time to attend events like this and with 25 municipalities and 5 cities from the province of Laguna, we're expecting more.

According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez, "A Historical Event".

The organizers seek to promote Laguna in this event and for the different communities to understand the advantages of Social Media.

The Team:
JINKEE UMALI - Web Developer
GIGI CELEMIN-BELENO - Marketing/Social Media
JOHN REMIR CUETO - Photography

Join us and be part of history. Log on to for more details.

We are still looking for sponsors. Call or text 0921-3191471

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I would like to help a friend and her group in their desire to reach out to the less-privileged children of Negros.

During her daughter's recent birthday party, instead of accepting gifts, she chose to request the guests to donate sets of slippers which in turn were to be given to these children in Negros.

Some of the set of slippers that were collected during baby Ruthie's birthday

I am glad that the sets of slippers I have donated for Ruthie's birthday are now being enjoyed by these children.

So for those of you with a good heart, I am encouraging you to join this cause.  You may get in touch with Ms. Mary Pauline Suson Danga-Obias at 091-51519978 or e-mail her at  Sharing is not only during Christmas time, but rather any time of the year.

Thank you my dear readers.

Zero Defect Campaign’ Launched On RCD Land Inc.’s 25th Anniversary event

RCD Land Inc., a real estate & property development company dedicated to providing affordable yet quality housing project celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Bellevue Hotel in Filinvest Corporate City last August 16, 2012.

More than 600 guests, including tri-media and bloggers attended the event. Most of the attendees were employees and executives from the company, special guests and its partners for success.Roland C. Delantar, founder and president of RCD Land Inc. also unveiled during the event its ‘Zero Defect Campaign’ program for its housing projects. Together with RCD Development, its construction arm, the program strengthens the company’s campaign for the flawless construction of each housing unit, and to see to it that the supplies, from roof sheets to nails are in great condition before and during construction.  “RCD Development has built its own warehouse, where materials are brought in and checked for quality assurance. Each supplier should meet the specifications we strictly require from them. We want to give our buyers their money’s worth. That is good business for us,” Delantar explained.

Reaching 25 years is a big milestone for any company. “It’s really about commitment to the continuous success of the business endeavor,” says Delantar when asked about what he attributes their success to. With the company’s long experience and stability, they are confident that they will remain a key player in the real estate industry in the coming years.

Their town projects are aimed at providing Filipinos with world-class but affordable homes. They also intend to help the government in its fight against homelessness, poverty and to reduce the housing backlog. Flagship projects of RCD Land are the following: RCD Royale Homes in Silang, Cavite; Winter Breeze Homes in General Trias, Cavite; RCD Homes East in Tanay, Rizal; RCD BF Executive Townhomes in Paranaque; RCD Pasay Townhomes; RCD Villas De Imus, RCD Villas De Mambog, and RCD Villas Silverhomes.

RCD Land Inc. is the project development arm of the RCD Group of Companies. Delantar said RCD is also into property sales & real estate marketing thru the RCD Realty Marketing Corporation. The company's mission is to help every Filipino realize his dream of having his own home that is affordable but comparable to world class standards.

Aside from it being Delantar’s initials, RCD also stands for the company’s core business roles; R for real estate marketing, C for Contractor, and D for Developer. Delantar first established the RCD Realty Corporation in August 16, 1987 to market affordable housing projects and eventually ventured into the construction of individual housing units and small pocket developments. The anniversary celebration incidentally coincides with its founder’s birthday on the 15th of August.

For more info about RCD Land’s projects, visit or call 815-1377 to 80 loc 118-199.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Want to Own a Salon

Have you ever had the desire to own  a business?  Well for me, I've longed wanted to own a "party needs" shop because I really like to organize kiddie parties.  Out of my own limited budget I was able to make a simple party for my little boy.

Other than a "party needs" shop, I wanted to own a salon, yes! a beauty salon specifically.  Why a beauty salon? well for one, just like a food business, this is a type of business that never goes out-of-style. Just as we need food daily, we need beautification every now and then, especially for us ladies.  Our hair grows everyday and almost monthly, we need to go to a salon for a routine hair trim.  Regularly we also need manicure and pedicure even for a housemaker like me, I always wanted myself to be presentable, thus I do make a regular trip to the salon.  It used to be that other than regular hair cut, hair color and hot hoil, salon services now include hair treatments such as rebonding, spa, hair reborn, among many other types of services you can usually see from a salon menu.

Now that many established businesses are offering franchises, given enough finances, since I wanted a salon business, one of those I am considering is to franchise a Mary Pauline Salon.  Other than this business is owned by someone I personally knew, they are offering very attractive and affordable franchise packages for an entrepreneur-wannabe like me.

Mary Pauline Salon offers Three Franchise Packages:

PhP 250,000 Package:

Inclusive of the following:

  • hiring and training of salon personnel which includes senior hair stylists, junior nail technicians, manager/receptionist/inventory clerk
  • management training
  • accounting, payroll and commission system
  • operations manual
  • follow-up training of employees every 6 months
  • help in site location and design
  • advertising and promotions
PhP500,000 Package:
  • inclusive of everything from the P250k package
  • plus: salon equipment which includes 6 hydraulic chairs, 1 shampoo chair and bowl, 1 steamer, 2 hair blowers, 2 hair irons, 2 footspa machines, 50 pcs towels, hair products worth ten thousand pesos
PhP1,000,000 Package
  • inclusive of everything from the P500k package
  • plus: cutting capes, manicure sets, aprons, hair clippers, brushes, hair clips and other salon miscellaneous
  • additional "Salon Construction"
  • L'Oreal and Davines hair treatment and hair colors and additional Tigi over the counter products.

The Mary Pauline Salon is also known as the "Celebrity Salon" serving several local stars. Since the business is already popular, there will be no difficulty introducing it to any prospective area.

For more inquires on how to own a Mary Pauline Salon, you may call telephone numbers (02)218-4842 or 09156053815 and look for Miss Pauline herself.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Humming Beautifully with Humming Bread

When my little boy Ivan celebrated his 4th birthday, he requested for a Thomas inspired birthday cake.  So me and my sister DIY a cake for him.

Just few weeks ago, I bumped into mommy Grace in our online support group, the Avenue for Mommies Online (AMO).  She is the proud owner of Humming Bread, and she recently created this very nice Thomas cake.  

When Ivan saw this cake, he asked me if he can again have a Thomas on his next birthday and specifically he want this one.

Humming bread is a creator of custom cakes, be it a wedding cake, a christening cake, a child's party theme, a corporate event or an adults hobby.  They can tailor the cakes according to the clients' specifications.

Here are some of her very beautiful creations.

Cake flavors are vanilla, dark chocolate, carrot, red velvet, banana, butterpound and mocha.  Buttercream fillings are: vanilla, chocolate, white chocolate, mocha, cookies and cream, premium fillings, chocolate ganache and white chocolate ganache.

To know more about Humming Bread you can like their Facebook Page and visit their website.

Note: photos are used with permission from the owner.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Discovering the new Metro Alabang

Yesterday I had the privileged to be among the very few who get an initial glimpsed of the newest hype in town, the Metro Alabang. Metro Store Alabang is the 18th store of Metro, a leading retail store in Cebu, owned by Vicsal Development Corporation, a private family 

Located in a 44,000 square massive property south of Metro Manila.  It becomes the newest anchor store of the existing Alabang Town Center by Ayala Land.  The store is the company's vision to become a world-class retail company thus it mainly focuses on providing the best quality products at competitive prices complemented with delightful services.

According to Mr. Eduardo Ponce, Metro Retail Group's President and Chief Operating Officer, "Definitely our customers in the South will have a different kind of shopping experience in Metro Alabang, that's why we invite them to discover the new metro, truly a one-stop shopping destination".

photo courtesy of Metro site

And to fulfill this customer promise, Metro took major steps to upgrade its merchandise assortment and store layout plus enhanced shopper amenities to deliver an elevated customer shopping experience.  Personally I witnessed what he said, the Metro having a wider aisles for ease and convenience of shopping especially at the supermarket which I did not  find in any other supermarkets.  

What's in there at the Metro?

At the Metro department store there's a section called "Treasures of Cebu" - it offers a one-of-a-kind export quality accessories hand crafted, designed and manufactured by Avatar, Binibini and Tribal Crafts International. There are also Cebu-made world class furniture pieces.

At the home department, Sleep Zone offers an exclusive collection of beds called Regal Comfort Collection.  For the fashionistas and hobbyists, there's a wide array of notions and textiles.

Metro Supermarket - a wide range of groceries from around the world right at your fingertips! With over 12,000 local products and 4,000 directly imported items from about 20 countries.

photo courtesy of Metro site

Metro Gourmet - A Taste of Europe in Alabang, offers a wide selection of 180 cheeses and deli items.  This is the only place in the Philippines where you can find the real Foie Gras Au Torchon Mi-Cuit (delicately-cooked wrapped in cloth).

Suisse Cottage - savor freshly baked bread and pastries.  Sir Damien Desiandes, a professional baker from France on hand with his long experience in pastry and bread making, shared his expertise and develop products to suit refined tastes of Alabang market.  Such to treat customers with delectable and meticulously prepared European pastry delights.

Taste of Cebu - honest to goodness "lechon cebu" flown in daily from Cebu, wow!

Metro Wine and Liquor Shop - a wide selection of wines and liquor from all around the world, with their private sommelier ready to assists the customers choose among his 34 French and California wines in the store.

Metro Pharmacy - the drug store is conveniently located beside the supermarket, thus saves you from another trip to any other pharmacy.  Likewise they offer reasonable prices, need not worry about your health condition.

Food Choices - initial choices available are outlets of Sbarro, the very first outlet in ATC; Serenitea, Starbucks, GoNuts Donuts, Bodato Burgers and Tutti Frutti frozen yogurts.  There are also fastfood choices at the Food Avenue - Roaster Chef, Noodle King, Steak Rush and Food To Go.

The Supermarket has already come up with their initial catalogue containing the various store specials like the Buy 1 Take 1 US Premium Angus Rib-Eye; freebies on selected purchases; among other store promotions.

At the event, guests were treated to a sumptuous cocktail, each were also given a passport for a Treasure Hunt Game.  Game participants need to collect all 12 stamps as they go around the Treasure Zone.  Prizes for this game are: jewelry set, P20,000 GCs, Nokia Lumia Cellphone, Samsung 32" LCD TV, washing machine, digital camera, microwave oven, dinner set and basket of goodies.

What I like most is this one, its a dried mango strip dipped in Belgian chocolates.  The taste was really heavenly, I wish I can have more. A box of 24 pcs costs about seven hundred pesos.  


Alabang-Zapote Road
corner Madrigal and Corporate Avenue
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(632)358 4269

Hours of Operation
Department Store: 11am - 9pm (Mon - Fri); 10am - 10pm (Sat & Sun)
Supermarket: 8:30am - 9pm (Mon - Fri); 8:30am - 10pm (Sat & Sun)

About Metro:

Vicsal Development Corporation (VICSAL) is a private family corporation primarily engaged in the retail business.  It owns and operates a chain of department stores and supermarkets popularly known as METRO. Vicsal also owns the Pacific Malls, located in Mandaue City, Cebu, Legazpi City and Lucena City.  In 2011, Vicsal acquired a chain of neighborhood stores in Cebu, named Tita Gwapa.

Metro's business operations were shaped and influenced by the combined expereinces fo the Gaisano family in the retail industry.  It enjoys the patronage of all types of customers and is the leading retail store in Cebu.  Aside from retail, Vicsal has also expanded into other businesses such as real estate, banking, pawnshop, stock brokerage, and logistics.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Let’s join Chef Lau’s Dinner Party!

I am so excited today, because when I opened my inbox I got a message from Nuffnang, its all about a contest mechanics on how to join an exclusive invite party that Chef Rolando Laudico together with Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief (CSPR) will going to have.

Chef Lau as he is more popularly known is one of the Philippines' top culinary personalities.  I do admire him for his skills especially how he was able to fuse international cuisines with our very own Filipino recipes resulting to a better tasting dishes that suited our local lifestyle and preferences.

As I always described myself, "I know how to cook but I am not a good cook", so there's the real frustration in me to still learn how to cook dishes that my family will surely love.  Therefore I make it a point that I attend cooking demonstration alongside with my little boy whom I can see some culinary liking at a young age, for now he is getting keen on watching cooking shows on TV and on the internet.  

Wow! that's why I wanted to be part of this dinner party.  Not only Chef Lau will gonna share his expertise.  Accordingly, there is more to enjoy, that is how to celebrate and enjoy freedom from tooth sensitivity.  Thanks to Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief.  Now we can truly enjoy any food, from hot to cold, sweet to some acidic ones without worrying about "pangingilo".  

For many years, me and my own family trusted only one brand of toothpaste and I grew up knowing there's only Colgate to take care of me and my family's health.  So thank you Colgate for always being there, you're like an angel who's keeping a watch on us.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Be Proactiv with the Bieber Fever

It may not be vanity at all but keeping a good skin is important. Youngsters nowadays are luckier because there are widely available products in the market today that offers various skin solutions.  One common skin problem among teenagers and young adults is acne breakouts, and this really embarrasses and keeps someone indoors for days and missed the fun outside. Surely, just like my teenage nieces and nephews you don't want this happen.  

Yes! lucky for us because Proactiv Solution, the no.1 acne prevention treatment from the US has already landed in the Philippine soil and is now widely available in the market, all within our reach.

What is Proactiv Solution?  It is the most innovative anti-acne system worldwide which comes with advanced micro crystal Benzoyl Peroxide, with particles small enough to penetrate pores faster. The new Proactiv solution promises to fight acne faster and gentler than ever. What's more, it does not only keeps acne away but prevents them from coming back.

Each Proactiv kit comes with Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Repairing Treatment, and free Refining Mask. It uses 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide unlike other spot treatments. At this concentration, it is safe even for everyday use and for the entire face. 

So who's into Proactiv solutions lately? none other than very famous young celebrity "Justin Bieber".  But why Justin Bieber, surely he does not have acne problem and therefore don't need Proactiv.  He might be popular but he's still human and goes through the same skin problems just like you.  For now, according to him "no acne, no breakouts" but still he would like to prevent them from coming in such he will always be confident during photo shoots and performances.

I think Justin Bieber is just a befitting endorser of Proactiv as he speaks of youth, he portrays a typical teenager despite him being known by every youngsters.  Yes! even my 4y old boy idolizes him and sings  along with his song "Baby, Baby", mimicking his dance steps as well.

Now Proactiv Solutions has joined the Bieber Fever and they are giving away a Justin Bieber Girlfriend perfume and a Justin Bieber laptop case? Now who wants it? How can you get it?  All you have to do is purchase a Proactiv kit solution and get a chance to take home these exciting items.


1. Customer can buy either a Proactiv 30-day Kit or Proactiv 60-day kit from any of the participating outlets.

  • Door to Door delivery Hotlines (729-222, 1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888), customer's given Account Name as per Proactiv's official Customer Database shall be entitled with the raffle entry.
  • Proactiv mall kiosk: Glorietta, Ground Floor; Trinoma, 2nd Floor; Robinson's Galleria, 3rd Floor; Marquee Mall, Ground Floor; 
2. All Watson's outlets or SM Department Store branches

3. For purchases at Proactiv mall Kiosks, customer must fill-out the Official Raffle Entry Form with the following details:

    Customer Name:
    Customer Address:
    Customer Contact Number:
    Product Purchased:
    Date of Purchase:
    OR Number:
    Signature of Customer:
    Signature of Promodizer:

The Official Raffle Entry Form must be submitted to the Proactiv Pomodizer in charge to qualify for the raffle.

For purchases at Watsons or SM Department Stores - Customers can read the promo mechanics posted in Proactiv Solution Philippines Facebook Page.  Customer needs to send a scanned copy of their Watsons or SM Official Receipt together with their name and contact number to any of the following addresses:

Fax No.: (02)729-4444
Regular Mail: ATTN: Proactiv Solution, 17F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. cor Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

***Top American Products Solution Inc. must receive the entry before the raffle date, October 19, 2012.  all entries received after the raffle date will be automatically disqualified.

4. Customer must buy any of the participating Proactiv kit SKUs within the prescribed promo period.  Purchases of Proactiv Kits outside the promo period are not eligible to have a raffle entry equivalent.

5.  If a customer avails of the standard limited Money Back Guarantee that comes with every Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, this forfeits the subsequent activation of his or her raffle ticket entry.  If the customer won and subsequently availed of the Money Back Guarantee after claiming the prize, the actual cost of the perfume and the laptop bag will be deducted to the refund value.

Every purchase of Proactiv Solution 30-day kit is equivalent to one (1) Raffle Entry and every purchase of Proactiv Solution 60-day kit is equivalent to two (2) Raffle entries.

  • The Prize is not convertible to cash and/or other Proactiv products
  • Winners from Metro Manila must personally pick up the prize at Top American Products solution, Inc.,  (17F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. cor Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City) and present a valid ID and official receipt upon claiming.  
  • For winners outside Metro Manila, they can claim the prize personally or request for the prizes to be mailed subject to compliance to the following conditions:
  1. They need to provide a valid email address capable to receive the ff: (1) Acknowledgment Receipt, (2) Waiver of Rights for marketing promotion.  Customer must print, sign, and email back these two documents.
  2. Customer must attach to this email a scanned copy of any Government issued ID, plus a close-up photo to be used for future Proactiv Solution marketing materials.
  3. They need to provide the correct mailing address.  Top American Products Solutions Inc. will shoulder the mailing expense for the prizes.  Any return to sender event will forfeit the prize.
  4. Failure to comply with all of these conditions for winners outside Metro Manila will cause forfeiture of prize without further notice.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Moving On and Enjoy Life with Esquire

Esquire Financing Inc. (EFI) and partner CAPITALIFE Lending Inc. inaugurated their new Makati Business Center on Wednesday, August 09, 2012.  This celebration was held  in the prescence of the CEO of ESQUIRE Financing Inc. Mr. Rajan Uttamchandani and business partners.

The CAPITALIFE business center is strategically located at #315 Buendia ST. in Makati City, only 3 kilometers away from ESQUIRE Financing Inc.'s Philam Life Tower head office which was officially inaugurated in 2011.

CAPITALIFE Lending Inc. is expanding their clientele as well as their nationwide reach through ESQUIRE Financing's business affiliates  fromtheir new 2,000 sqm business center and continues to service micro loans to salaried individuals to help them get by without having to offer collateral.

Through ESQUIRE's intelligent funding, the company has helped over 20,000 micro business owners nationwide to start their dream business.

With its strategic location, custom built financing solutions and a team of financial experts; Mr. Rajan Uttamchandani says: "We tailor-fit and customize our services according to our clients' needs and requirements and we are confident that this new facility proves our commitment to our clientele and the industry as it showcases our service capabilities and financial expertise".

For more information visit or

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another Episode of Bronchitis

Sad to say my little boy Ivan was hospitalized for the third time due to "acute bronchitis".

The very first time, he was only 10 weeks old, just almost newly-born and my heart ached a lot seeing him with IV on his foot.  I was crying all the time because hubby is also not with us as he is working overseas.

The second hospitalization was when he was 4 months and the same diagnosis.

Just yesterday we were discharged on a 4-day stint at the hospital.  Come Saturday morning he was having severe and continuous coughing and he told me he wanted to see "lolo Regal", he meant his pediatrician Dr. Herminio Regal of Calamba Medical Center.  

When its our turn for the medical check-up, his pedia readily told me I don't like the sound of his coughing and after a through checking I was told he needs confinement.  Without need for another doctor's opinion whatever, we went back home to get our things and seek hospital admission.

There was a long wait at the hospital emergency room, as it was full of patients mostly dengue cases. It took us three (3) hours waiting time to have our ward room.  Private rooms are not even available so we settled for the ward.

still joyous after finger prick

Ivan cried for a while when the nurse put IV on him but he readily settled, though I knew he was sad because his movement then become limited.

What is Bronchitis?

What I searched on the web. Bronchitis is inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs.  Bronchitis may be short-lived (acute) or chronic meaning that it lasts a long time and often recurs.  In the case of my son, he was diagnosed with "acute bronchitis", the very same disease condition from years back.

Acute bronchitis generally follows a viral respiratory infection. This means that bacteria infect the airways in addition to the virus.  

People at-risk for acute bronchitis include: the elderly, infants, and young children; persons with heart or lung disease; smokers

Prognosis: For acute bronchitis, symptoms usually go away within 7 to 10 days if you do not have an underlying lung disorder.  However, a dry hacking cough can linger for a number of months.

Complications:  Pneumonia can develop from either acute or chronic bronchitis.  If you have chronic bronchitis, you are more likely to develop recurrent respiratory infections.

I am glad my son's condition improved within a few days. During the hospital stay, he consumed 2 bags of IV, was on routine nebulization and antibiotics. On the 4th day, we were given notice of discharge by his pediatrician.  Ivan was so happy knowing we can already go home.  He told me he misses his cousins.  Also he needs to go back to school ASAP because his teacher might be looking for her.

Today I decided not to let him go back to school yet as he may still needs some rest.  I called up their school administrator to inform them why he was absent and gosh! I was told tomorrow is the first day of their first periodical examination.  I may need to start reviewing him for his lessons.

He was still on continuous medication and we're going to have a follow-up check-up in a week time.  Hopefully he will soon fully recover, it hurts mommygiay when her little boy is sick.