Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hearing Loss Among Kids: Sounding Off on Acute Otitis Media

As a mom, nothing is more fulfilling than to see my child always in good health condition. The best I can, just like any other mom or parent, to do my best and keep him safe always.

Every parent wants their child to excel in school. However, there are some children who have difficulty in learning, and this may be due to several underlying factors. For instance, a child may be labeled as inattentive or a slow learner, but can actually be suffering from hearing problems caused by inflammation of the middle ear from Acute Otitis Media (AOM).

This condition is commonly referred to as “luga” in the Philippines, and is often simply thought to be an effect of improper ear cleaning. The real cause for the condition is the build up of pus in the ear from allergies or an upper respiratory infection. AOM can lead to hearing loss and to a more devastating consequences like speech difficulties and learning disabilities.

Many Filipino children may be suffering from undiagnosed hearing loss, as Otitis Media is ranked as the 8th leading childhood ailment in the country. It has been found that 3 out of 4 children will have had at least one episode of AOM before they reach their third birthday.

Given this, on November 8, 1991, the late president Corazon Aquino signed Proclamation No. 829 declaring the second week of November of every year as Deaf Awareness Week (DAW), recognizing the need to focus on public awareness on hearing impairment, its prevention and rehabilitation. The celebration of Deaf Awareness Week centers on the vision of transforming the hearing impaired community as an immutable force in the society.

This year, Better Hearing Philippines, St. Luke’s Medical Center, QC, UST McAudio Department in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline held a Medical Mission in Brgy. Dona Imelda, Quezon City last November 20, 2013 which was filled with activities participated by both hearing and hearing disabled individuals, parents, educators and service providers, all collaborating to empower the deaf community and raise awareness on hearing impairment.

Part of the advocacy in promoting preventive and treatment measures means addressing the problem of ear and hearing. At the event, Dr. Gretchen Navarro-Locsin, a Pediatric Otorhinalaryngologist said, “Protecting children through breastfeeding, adequate nutrition, frequent hand washing, avoidance of tobacco smoke and vaccination can go a long way towards ensuring that your child hears the world through clean ears.

Likewise a media event was recently held to help create more awareness regarding this health condition. The event was highlighted by a ceremonial balloon releasing with each and everyone's pledge, just like what I did.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Great news to all the foodies from the South! The MercatoCentrale group, organizer of the Manila’s most popular night food markets, is bringing back the MercatoCentrale experience to the South! Join us at EL SUR – the NEWEST MercatoCentrale market that will be open in Alabang Town Center (beside Fully Booked) every Friday & Saturday from 12nn to 12mn startingNovember 23 (Saturday!

“After a short break from the South, we are excited to be back in the area!“ enthused Anton Diaz, co-founder of the MercatoCentrale group and the blogger behind the popular food and travel blog in the Philippines “Thanks to all the support from our Southern-based foodie fans who have been clamoring for our return.”

“We look forward to bringing the MercatoCentrale foodie experience to Alabang Town Center, which includes a variety of great-tasting and innovative food choices straight from the homes of the South-based chefs and homemakers, acoustic entertainment and a lively atmosphere“ said RJ Ledesma, co-founder of the MercatoCentrale group. “We will also have the best-selling vendors from our various Mercato markets sharing their famous dishes in EL SUR!”

“We also want to find the next big food entrepreneur from the South!” added Anton. “The Mercato markets have been the birthplace of many expanding Manila food businesses like Manang’s Chicken, Merry Moo Premium Ice Cream, Spring by Ha-Yuan, Kristina’s Inutak, Chuck’s Grubberie Fish and Chips and many more. We are happy to note that one of our pioneer Mercato vendors, Mochiko Ice Cream, already has a branch here in Alabang Town Center!”

For interested food vendors who want to join EL SUR, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152or (+632) 812-0102, email or visit Limited slots available.

MercatoCentrale group is the organizer of Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, CucinaAndare (the first food truck market in the country) in Glorietta Park, Makati, Mezza Norte in Ayala’s Trinoma Mall, Quezon City, CocinaCentrale in Ayala’s MarQuee Mall, Pampanga and Porto Cena in Ayala’s Harbor Point Mall, Subic.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Philippine Health Experts and DOH Give High-Five to Filipino Children

Yesterday marked the celebration of the 5th Annual World Pneumonia Day.  The event coincide with the 14th Philippine National Immunization Conference which was held at Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City, Philippines.

The program was spearheaded by no less than the Philippines’ dancing secretary Dr. Eric Tayag together with some gorgeous local dance icons, the Maneuvers, for a dance exercise.

A ceremonial vaccination campaign was also conducted.  Five mothers from Tagaytay City together with their infants were invited to participate.

There was also a huge symbolic cake that was presented to make the occasion more festive and party-like.

Pneumonia is currently the leading cause of children’s death worldwide especially those under the age of five, the reason why they never get the chance to celebrate their 5th birthday. In 2012 alone, it has claimed the lives of 1.1 million children which is more than the deaths caused by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

The Philippines being a developing country is among those that are highly at-risk from pneumonia occurrence.  Even this health condition is highly preventable,  still it has become a major death-cause among children primarily due to limited access to health care facilities and treatment as well as parent’s or the mother’s lack of education and understanding about it.

The good news is, as a response to call for action to prevent pneumonia deaths, the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) has made available the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in most local health centers. The program will soon become of universal coverage, that is, it will be mandatory available and part of the Philippine Epidemiology Program. Other than medical interventions, there will be continuous support for health care workers to help them encourage mothers to breastfeed, practice good sanitation and learn more about nutritional practices.

It used to be that PCV is really very expensive. Some years back, I had my little boy given this vaccine as recommended by out pediatrician he has weak lungs having experienced bronchitis episode and was already hospitalized when he was just 10 months old. The vaccine costs me several thousands of pesos but I think I had no choice because I am after the well-being of my son.

But for some who lack the means, this vaccine is one of those that was often neglected. Only after something terrible happened that they will realized its importance. Although it is not a hundred percent guarantee that the vaccine will prevent a child to be disease stricken, at least it will provide a good protection. Being a mother myself I am personally glad it is now available for free. I share the vision of the Philippine government that soon, no child will ever die of pneumonia; that more children will get to celebrate their 5th birthday and beyond.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway: WW

Welcomes you to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

July 10 - July 30

Hosted by: So Sew Mama

Desiree from So Sew Mama is getting Married this August! What better way to celebrate than to have an awesome giveaway!! 

So Sew Mama has gathered a group of amazing bloggers to bring you all this great giveaway.
One lucky reader will have the great opportunity to win a Kindle Fire HD!

This giveaway is open world wide, but you must be over 18 to enter and win. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner is chosen.

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm EST on July 30, 2013.

Use the Giveaway form below to enter. Entries that are not mandatory, will increase your odds of winning. Good Luck!

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres: The ZEN Woman Who Inspire

When we do open talks about people who inspire people, a lot of popular names will definitely come out. In the local scene, particularly “women who inspire” in the genre of Aesthetic Medicine, one name cannot be missed out.

Recently awarded by Solar Publishing as one of the “Women Who Inspire”, Dr. Mary Jane Torres, or Dra. “MJ” to her league of friends and clients, is one that exudes what true beauty is all about. The woman behind the continuous success of The Zen Institute continues to be an inspiration to many.

“The inspiration springs from my four children. They keep me going. And when I see my patients look and feel good about themselves, then that’s where I revved up!” shares Dra. MJ.

Dra. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres
Aesthetic Medicine
International Society of Mesotherapy
French Society of Mesotherapy
Since the entry of The Zen Institute, with such revolutionary, innovative changes being adapted in Aesthetic Medicine, women of this generation began to experience and realize what true beauty is all about.

According to Dra. MJ, true beauty goes beyond quick fixes. True beauty is a journey towards self-improvement, wellness, self-realization and transformation. “Achieving true beauty is an art and also therapy. You can’t have self-realization overnight. It takes time,” she said.

If she were to describe the concept of a beautiful woman, it is “beauty from within, positive outlook, cares about herself, healthy lifestyle, caring& loving. All these radiates to the outside.”

Wellness is at the core of all programs at The Zen Institute. Using the latest medical beauty advances, and most up-to-the-minute technologies, clients are able to look, feel and live their best! – without surgery, pain, scars and downtime. 

How does she keep up with the competitive and dynamic industry that she belongs to? “Constant research and development, aligning with the European countries. This way, we keep the edge.” 

Among the services of Zen, their Non-Surgical Facelift and Contour (PRP & PCL) is the most in demand and most tested. While the latest breakthrough is Zen’s Power Cell Lift. 

The Power Cell Lift is a new lifting technique which injects multiple threads for strong lifting effect, enhancing cell engraftment to the treatment areas.

These non-invasive aesthetic treatments at The Zen Institute are also opportunities for a deeper therapy for patients, such becoming part and parcel of their total wellness program. This is something you cannot achieve with surgical approaches. Dra. MJ adds, “even if your appearance is enhanced through surgery, but if you don’t know how to appreciate your true worth, you will still be an unhappy person.” 

One that constitutes her greatest achievements in the beauty and wellness industry is having established the first “medical spa”- The Zen Institute -merging the concept of spa and medical facility. This underlines total wellness approach which is more than simply aesthetics, seen in most of their programs like weight management and detoxification, anti-aging with non-invasive facelift and body contouring. 

Dra. MJ’s unique approach to total wellness is “further strengthen through Vietura and true concept of a medical spa thru the facilities of the Zen Institute, reaching out to the outskirts like Zen Institute Batangas branch.” 

Vietura (Aesthetic Lifestyle) is about finding the interconnection between aesthetic procedures, integrative medicine and lifestyle coaching. The Zen Institute speaks of the true concept and commitment of a medical spa, non invasive and holistic in approach.

In terms of expansion, Zen Institute’s Scout Rallos branch in Quezon City will have a 500sq facility to provide a full spa service, aesthetic treatment, and wellness center. This is on top of their full line-up of exciting promos, signature programs and new endorsements.

The unique touch, “creative masterpiece” of Zen is seen in the likes of Ayen Laurel, Franco Laurel, Eula Valdez, Korina Sanchez, Giselle Sanchez, Chanda Romero, Gina Alajar, Cory Quirino, Rene Salud, Philip Abadicio, Ciara Sotto, Lyn Sherman, Vicky Rashton (Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011), Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012), to name a few.

The Zen Institute is located at the Ground Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (856-2027), with branches at 69 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (441-1712; 412-2528), or at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Maharlika Highway, Barangay 2, Sto. Tomas, Batangas ((+43) 778-4811).

For more about The Zen Institute, visit

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Think Barley, Think Santé

Nowadays the trend is to go natural and be cautious about your health condition. It is because most of the food we take in no longer comes from natural sources, that is, they are genetically-grown accordingly.  Thus, the importance of supplement, in particular organic supplement.

Is there a 100 percent pure organic supplement?” ask the health conscious. Santé International, Inc., sole resource of organic wellness products in the country not only responds to the question but provides a solution—pure barley grass (hordeumvulgare) in whole food concentrate form.

Santé Barley Pure New Zealand (encapsulated barley) and Santé Pure Barley New Zealand (powdered barley in sachet) are just two of the company’s best products produced using only young barley grass ingredients that are grown and cultivated in the fertile plains of Canterbury, New Zealand where irrigation water is clean and the environment is regarded as one of the world’s least polluted.

“The need to take synthetic supplements just to keep pace over demanding lifestyles should take rest. Resort to products that are certain in quality and freshness and created for numerous health benefits,” says Jesus Joey Marcelo, Chief Executive Officer of Santé International, Inc. 

Barley company as health authority

All barley products of Santé comply with New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency, BioGro New Zealand, Ltd., which means that its entire product line’s exceptional properties contain no unsafe levels of heavy metal, herbicide, and insecticide residues for its wide array of consumers—from babies to adults.

BioGro is accredited by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and uses a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystem and people. It only relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, thus, no chemicals are utilized to dictate or force the number of harvests.

The young barley grass used in Santé products are guaranteed fresh once harvested in its height of 30 centimeters, which is perfect because this is when nutrients are highly concentrated. It is then immediately transported to the manufacturing plant for drying, milling and packing. The 1-6 hour duration between harvest and drying of fresh barley leaves using a patented process assure preservation of vitamins, mineral, enzymes and amino acids. 

With these processing attributes, Santé consumers are confident they are buying only products that meet the highest standards in organic agriculture and health value. “We want our shareholders to have a feel of certainty every time they use, sell or rave about our products,” explains Marcelo.

Above its products’ meticulous manufacturing processes and health benefits, the company also has a competitive advantage with regard to direct marketing. It allows distributors and franchise operators to register using the Internet and transfer rebates to bank accounts through online bonus disbursement, repeat orders, payment of distributors' sales, and disbursement of virtual money (League Wallet) from rebates to buy Santé and various Air Load Products.

“I am thankful to Santé because it has done tremendous things in my life, not only does it protect my health but it does the same for my business,” shares Edwin M. Guevarra, one of the company’s top achievers in its Executive Millionaires Circle (EMC). “Santé helps me live my dreams, it is the greatest company anyone could ever be a part of,” Mr. Guevarra adds.

“Ordinaryong tao lang ako pero dahil sa Santé naranasan ko at ng pamilya ko ang buhay milyonaryo,” Johnny P. Francisco shares in vernacular, also one of the company’s top achievers in EMC. “Thank God! I’m on grass!”

Just recently, Santé International Inc. introduced its newest campaign where they would want more people to be "High On Grass" and enjoy the outstanding benefits of young barley grass not only for better health but also better business opportunities.

“Santé is focused on enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit of our stakeholders through business development classes, leadership training and teamwork enhancement and we hope our new campaign nets more people to be 'high on grass' for better health and well-being,” expounds Marcelo. “We also encourage students who want to venture into distribution to have an on-the-job training with us in order to hone their business skills and be part of a financially empowered community.”

To know more about Santé International Inc., visit

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

iPad with Retina Display Giveaway: WW

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This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will receive the iPad plus if you are outside the US you will receive FREE international/domestic shipping to show how the Parcelbound service works. Giveaway ends July 11, 2013 at 11:59pm est.

One lucky winner will receive an iPad with Retina Display 16GB!!

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

With a special thank you to our co-host: Baby Costcutters, Mom to Bed By 8, Powered by Mom, PinoyRecipe, Shannon's View from Here, Down South Savings, Little Bits of Everything, and Giveaway Booster

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Jathi App $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Jathi, short for "joined at the hip", is a new app set to launch soon! It is a mobile-only iPhone app that lets you create an e-invitation called a “J-vite” that is activity focused. The J-vite is a custom-designed e-invitation you can send to a friend or loved one just for the two of you.

So if you would like to plan a special get together with your daughter, mom, husband, ect., this app will allow you to send a personalized detailed e-invitation in just minutes! I know you might be thinking, "I can just send a text." This is more than just a text....this is a special e-invitation when you want to say, "Hey, I want to spend time one-on-one with you because you are special to me." Even for activities as simple as an ice cream date, wine on the deck after the kids are in bed, or dinner and a movie night out. You can make them a special time by making an extra special e-invitation for this one person you care to spend your time with.
Jathi will be free to download and explore. You can see a tour of the Jathi App here. For a limited time, you will be able to use the free trial option, so you can send a J-vite free of charge! Then after your free trail 3 J-vites cost just $1 or 8 J-vites for $2.00.

Make sure to sign-up for the Jathi Blog Newsletter to keep up to date on the launch date.

The Jathi App features includes:
  • a broad range of activity ideas and options to select from
  • beautiful artwork created by international artists, or add your own
  • options for just the right sentiment to go with your J-vite, or create your own
  • scheduling calendar
  • message board to post comments and photos before and after the activity

Jathi is offering one lucky reader a $100 Visa Gift Card

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Giveaway ends June 24th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. 
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Make your Tableware Melawares

Like most moms and wives, I m a practical person. I often select and used products that are essentially economical and therefore fits my budget but do not sacrifice quality.  Just like in my choice when it comes to tablewares. 

At home or at fast food chains, plastic tableware is used every day, but how can you be very sure that it’s safe to use? It is recommended, however, that the use of plastic tableware should not be just any brand. It has to be a trusted one—Melawares—for the sake of the family’s health and safety. 

Melawares, one of the most trusted brands of tableware from CDC Manufacturing Corporation, knows the possible dangers of getting harmful chemicals in your food when using inferior-quality brands so CDC Manufacturing Corporation made sure that their melamine tableware are of premium quality and safe for the family. With over 30 years in the tableware business, Melawares has more than enough knowledge to develop quality melamine products the market needs. 

So, how is Melawares different from other plastic tableware? 

Melawares only uses imported and 100% “melamine” in making their tableware. Other plastic products may only be using “urea” as their raw material. The difference between the two materials is that when melamine sets, it doesn’t migrate or “contaminate” the food we eat, while urea mixes with food and may cause health hazards, particularly in the digestive and respiratory systems.

Melamine is also durable, stain resistant and heat resistant. Urea, on the other hand, is a material of substandard quality and is vulnerable to stains, less durable and less heat resistant. For hot food, it will be a disadvantage and may cause substandard plastic tableware to chip or melt and become deformed.

It is understandable that people would opt for the most affordable products to use at home, but getting plastic tableware with no assurance of quality may pose risks for the family. Urea-based tableware is known to be cheaper than melamine-based products, but would you rather choose to go cheap just to save a few pesos if it would put your family’s health at risk? You’d probably end up spending more for hospital bills or medicine in the process. 

So make sure to get only Melawares. The company made it a point to keep their products affordable without sacrificing quality. It is a rare feat nowadays to find household products manufactured in the Philippines accepted by consumers so CDC Manufacturing Corporation makes it a point to continue to innovate. The company will soon launch new and eco-friendly products, a testament to its innovative and visionary business and product development philosophy. 

“We understand the discerning requirements of Filipinos when it comes to their tableware needs, which is why we continue to develop and design our products exclusively for them,” Ms. Chriselda Chua, Marketing Manager for CDC Manufacturing Corporation, said. 

At present, CDC Manufacturing Corporation has four brands aside from Melawares, the classic brand that carries high-quality melamine tableware products. There is Bestware, Urban Kitchen, and Perfect Dining, and is also the leading manufacturer of customized dinnerware for Quick Service Restaurants serving some of the biggest names in the food industry.
Make your tableware melamine. Make it Melawares. For more information about Melawares, go to

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Melissa & Doug Summer Toys Giveaway

Summer weather is here! Melissa & Doug has all kinds of great toys for you to help keep the kids entertained for the summer. You can get toys for all ages including classic toys, tents, sand toys, puzzles, art; craft, plus more!

Summertime is one of the most awaited season not just by kids but adults alike. It is during this time that we often head to the beach and have some family bonding. Such enjoyable moments for everyone.

Not only do you have the opportunity to win this giveaway but you can also head on over to the Melissa & Doug on Facebook fan page and then click on the Play to 250k Sweepstakes tab to enter the Play to 250,000 Fans Sweepstakes.

Each time their fan base grows by 1,000 fans, a fan will win a selection of Melissa & Doug toys. Plus, when the Facebook page reaches 250,000 fans, all fans will receive a special gift. WOW!!

If you are curious about what real moms thinks about Melissa and Doug toys, you can read these reviews:

One lucky winner will receive a $200.00 eGift Code to Melissa &Doug!

Giveaway ends June 27, 2013 at 11:59pm, open to US only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wear it Your Way with Wacoal

Wearing the correct undergarments is sometimes one thing that is often neglected. According to some studies, about 80% of women wears the wrong bra size. But its not only about wearing the correct size that is important. Another factor to consider is how it will appear underneath the clothing or how fashionable an undergarment can look like. 

And how to get that perfect and fashionable look. There are various ways.

image taken from the web
 1. Wear it the conventional way - underneath a shirt or any tops

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2. Strapless - just perfect for gowns or some night outfit 

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3. One sided - wear it for some everyday classic one shoulder dress

Whatever way it is, it is but important to consider how you can wear it comfortably and with style.

Just like Wacoal, who believes that every woman is made beautiful. Such their creations are made to fit the everyday needs of women to connote, comfort, style and fashion. 

Monday, June 3, 2013


Kids from various socially oriented organizations in Region 3 were provided special treats as they spent time with GMA artists - Joyce Ching, Barbie Forteza and Krystal Reyes during the Children's Hour event at the Mind Museum. Basta isipin nyo lang na kaya nyo yan sa kahit anong pinagdadaanan nyo sa buhay” said Barbie Forteza while giving their words of encouragement. Despite of their busy schedules the teen Kapuso stars were still able to spend time with the kids and cheered them up. They are sharing their blessings by reaching out and being role models.
Children’s Hour, through its program A+: Arts and Athletics, is providing creative and educational experiences for indigent children. Through these fun-filled activities, public school education is complimented with exposure to arts, culture and athletics. This A+: Arts and Athletics activity is implemented in partnership with Bonifacio Foundation, Inc., and aims to give 2867 unprivileged Filipino children a day at The Mind Museum. 

The 3 teen artists will have their upcoming drama series, Anna Karennina which is set to premiere on June 3, 2013 in GMA Telebabad. 
KAPUSO STARS as role model to children (Photo Shows): Kids from various organizations in Region 3 with (L-R center) Joyce Ching, Barbie Forteza and Krystal Reyes.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Kaspersky Total Security Code Giveaway: Opens WW

Welcome to our Giveaway. GIAY TO THE WORLD here is pleased to join Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More in bringing you this giveaway sponsored by Kaspersky. Kaspersky is very well known for their cutting edge anti-virus programs. You can read Tammie's review of the giveaway product here.

 2 winners will each receive a code for Kaspersky Pure 3.0 Anti Virus Total Security

This event is open World Wide.

This event will be open from 6/3 to 6/17, starting and ending at 7 p.m.

All entries will be verified. Enter using the easy Giveaway Tools widget below and Good Luck!

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

California Wine Club Gift Sets Giveaway

Welcome to the Dads, Grads; Weddings California Wine Club Giveaway!

Do you need some gift ideas for Dad? How about gifts for the College Grad you know, a gift for a wedding or any other special occasion?

Sponsored by: California Wine Club Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Hosted by: Baby Costcutters, Mom to Bed By 8, Powered by Mom and My Dairy Free Gluten Life

It's that time of year where we start to look for gifts for dads, college graduations, weddings and so much more. Wouldn't you like to give them a gift they can enjoy for as long as they want, that has variety, brings them something new each month and better yet is a high quality gift without the high prices? A California Wine Club membership is perfect for wine lovers and those who want to experience and learn more about wines.

A membership to California Wine Club would be a unique and special gift that someone could enjoy for years to come. California Wine Club memberships would also add touch of class to corporate parties as gifts and prizes, it's never too early to plan that company Christmas party! Or better yet treat yourself and start enjoying some fine wines that don't have the high price tag attached to them and if you want to share your wine at family gatherings you can!

With new wines to try every month and the ability to order favorite ones up to 50% off you can't go wrong with a California Wine Club membership!

Reserve Father's Day Gifts and Save - Reserve gifts now and get a 3 month gift for the prize of 2 months! GO HERE to find out more!

Father's Day is on June 16, remember to give your loved one a special gift of California wine.

About the California Wine Club
Since 1990 The California Wine Club has introduced wine enthusiasts to California’s best artisan wineries. These small family-owned wineries handcraft wines in such limited amounts, they wines are rarely found outside the winery’s growing area.

California Wine Club Guarantee:
There is never any bulk, closeout or private label wine. Each wine club feature is hand-selected by the owners, Bruce & Pam and one that they proudly serve in their own home to family and friends. There are no wine of the month club membership fees, you can cancel anytime and every wine is 100% guaranteed.

The Prize

TWENTY-FIVE Winners will each receive a THREE month membership to California Wine Club's Premier Club a $150 for each prize!
BONUS: The first month's shipment will include a Two Bottle wine tote, plus a $25 credit for future re-orders!

Open to residents of the continental United States only 21 years of age and older, event will end on June 17, 2013 @ 11:59pm EST.

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No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Confirmed Winner(s) (by will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giay to the World is NOT responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Remember to drink responsibly and do not drink and drive always have a designated driver when consuming alcohol.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

World-Class Quality and Affordable Products from Lamoiyan Corporation

As a wife, I am the one in-charge of the family's budget. I am mostly responsible as well in choosing the products for use of my family. Such, it is my goal that I buy products that are world-class in quality yet affordable and therefore within our budget.

Nowadays with the rising inflation rates, what can you buy if you  only have five pesos in your palm right now?

But for practical mom Edith Dimalanta from Malabon, she still finds the P5 in her purse valuable, especially every time she goes to a nearby sari-sari store to buy a personal hygiene item her family cannot live without. “Nakakabili pa din ako ng sachet ng toothpaste sa halagang limang piso (I can still buy a sachet of toothpaste for P5,)" she beams, "at yun ay ang toothpaste (and that's  toothpaste)."

With a product that's more affordable than other leading brands, she says that buying a quality yet affordable tooth care product remains possible for an average Filipino family like them amid rising costs of living. 

"Salamat sa mga gumawa ng  toothpaste at iba pang household at personal care item dahil may quality of life na ang mga pamilya ngayon sa pamamagitan ng kanilang de-kalidad at affordable na mga produkto (We thank the makers of toothpaste and other household and personal care items because families can now live quality lives through their better yet affordable products)," notes Ronald Serillos, a cab driver and father of five from San Juan.

Not too many know that behind this all-Filipino brand is Lamoiyan Corporation. Headed by a visionary, Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, Lamoiyan Corporation dared the giants of the toothpaste manufacturing industry and provided consumers with a world-class quality yet affordable alternative oral care product. It was in 1998 when his business venture that supplied aluminum toothpaste tubes to multinationals closed shop due to the shift from using aluminum to plastic tubes. However, it opened the door for him to establish Lamoiyan Corporation in March that same year. 

“We introduced world-class quality toothpaste at affordable prices so Filipinos can afford to brush their teeth regularly, especially those in the provinces where toothpaste and toothbrush are expensive.   

That dream pushed us initially and we were not afraid to face the giant multinationals because we believe there is the need to help Filipinos, particularly the poorest of the poor,” says Dr. Pedro, President and CEO of Lamoiyan Corporation.

Since day one, the company lived up to its corporate mission—to help improve the quality of life of Filipino families through world-class products. From creating the phenomenal dental care product toothpaste, the company also expanded to include household and personal care brands like Gumtect, Kutitap, Dazz, and Licealiz

By bringing essential products within reach of many, this brought 25 years of happy moments not just for the company itself and its people, but also for those who shared the journey with Lamoiyan Corporation. Maintaining the world-class quality and affordability of their products enabled customers to save money for other important things for their families.

"Ang pera na matitipid ko sa pagbili ng sachet ng toothpaste sa halip na mas mahal na brand ay malaki ang maitutulong sa akin. Magagamit ko pa itong pambili ng iba pang bagay na kailangan sa bahay o kahit sa baon ng mga anak ko (The money I could save from buying a sachet of toothpaste instead of the more expensive brands will really help me a lot. I could use it to buy other things we need at home or even for my kids’ 'baon')," cites Dimalanta.

 Apart from the economic benefits provided by Lamoiyan Corporation’s products, consumers have remained loyal to the brand due to its world-class quality performance. "Gaya ng kanilang dishwashing product, ang mga plato namin ay laging malinis at malayo sa germs (Just like its dishwashing product, it keeps our dishes always clean and germ-free)," bares Serillos.

Health-wise, the company also never compromises on this regard. Mindful of the fact that one of the reasons of kids’ absenteeism in schools are tooth decay and head lice infestation, Lamoiyan Corporation committed itself to be part of the solution via itsand Licealiz Anti-lice Shampoo products. 
"Madalas akong absent sa school dahil sa sakit ng ngipin (I used to be absent in school because of toothache)," says Homer Ellamil, a Grade 2 student from Batasan Hills Elementary School in Quezon City. "Dahil sa toothpaste, lagi na akong nagtu-toothbrush kaya wala nang sakit ng ngipin (Because of toothpaste, I can now brush my teeth regularly; no more toothaches.)"

Meanwhile, for Princess Tejada, a Grade 3 pupil of Batasan Hills, whose head used to be infested with head lice, she tried Licealiz when Lamoiyan Corporation held its "Adopt-a-Barangay" program in their area. From then on, she never missed a class anymore. 

"Dati, gumagamit ang Nanay ko ng suyod para maalis ang lisa sa buhok ko pero walang nangyayari. Nung sinubukan ko ang Licealiz, ang laking ginhawa. Di na nangangati ulo ko at madalas na ako pumapasok sa school dahil wala na akong lisa sa ulo (Before, my mother used 'suyod' to remove the lice in my hair but it was not effective. When I tried Licealiz, it helped me a lot. Now, I'm itch-free and I don’t skip school anymore because of lice infestation that made me feel insecure," she vividly recalls.

Tejada, together with Dimalanta, Serillos and Ellamil, are just some of the living proof of how excellent Lamoiyan products are that enable them to live worry-free lives. They remind us that the P5 seen today of no value, nevertheless, is worthy of keeping students in school.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Love Dunkin Donut Combos: 199 Only

With over thirty Classic donut flavors we all know and love,their mini versions in the Munchkins, over 18 Premium donut variants for the sophisticated palate, Bunwich creations to sate your savory tooth, and fresh coffee brewed or over ice, there’s truly countless ways to fall in love with Dunkin’ Donuts.

As if that’s not enough, the Philippines’leading donuts, coffee, and baked goods chain launched P199 combos, giving us another reason why there’s only Dunkin’ for us. Whether you want to satisfy a craving for a childhood favorite, share a snack with office friends, or have coffee with a friend, there’s always a combo for you.

The donut combos include either six Classic or Premium donuts and a Little Bunch Munchkins (25 pieces) , or a half dozen Classic donuts combined with your choice of Premium donuts.

Coffee combos are also available with options of either three Premium or six Classic donuts, choose your perk-me-up between brewed or iced coffees. For a complete meal for two, there is a Bunwich combo, which includes two classic donuts and two medium brewed or Iced Coffee.

If you’re looking to impress your boss, coworkers, or that cute guy or girl you’ve been eyeing, make sure to have Premium donuts in the mix. With varieties ranging from the best selling Blueberry Cheese to the unique Dunkin’ Sansribav, all the way to the luscious Choco Nirvana, you can truly spoil yourself a little.

And if it’s a perk-me-up you’re after, there’s nothing like a Dunkin’ Donut caffeine fix to up your day. Choose from Dunkin’ Original brewed coffee for a paced perk, or an Iced Coffee to cool you down as the day heats up. Pair this with the various selections ofBunwich and you have a light brunch for sharing at work, or a mid-afternoon snack great for catching up with friends.

Even Derek can’t decide which combo he wants - watch Derek Ramsay in his latest TV ads as he chooses among 6 delicious Dunkin’ combo favorites to share for only P199. If you’ve missed him on TV you may also catch the new TVC on You Tube or visit their website at Also available for P199 are a dozen of your favorite Classic donuts. The offer is good at all participating Dunkin’ Donuts outlets from May 10 to June 14 nationwide.

I just love this video.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts is the world's leading donuts, coffee, and baked goods chain, with over 2,600 stores in more than 30 countries around the world. In 1981, Golden Donuts Inc. opened its first Dunkin’ Donuts in the Philippines, and has since expanded to become the country’s leading donut chain. For more information, like Dunkin Donuts Philippines on Facebook, and Twitter.