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.

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Bloggers Opp

Coming Soon!
July 10 - July 30

Hosted by: So Sew Mama

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

Prizes are subject to change with the amount of sponsors and sign ups! 

Prizes will include a Kindle Fire HD.
Possible add-ons of Pay Pal cash or Amazon gift cards!
The more sign ups, the greater the prizes.

Free Co-Host, and Daily comment page to the blogger who refers the most! 

1 Free Twitter Link with announcement post or $5 waiver.
Twitter links will be on a rc form on Co-Host pages.

Additional links available for purchase.

Co-Host spots available at $25
You will get up to 5 links in the giveaway form.
Backlink to your website/blog in the giveaway. 
At least 1 twitter follow page with 10 links each.

Let them know MommyGiay referred you.

If you would like to be a sponsor in the giveaway, Please contact Desiree at sosewmama @

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.

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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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Goods.Ph - Samsung Giveaway

Here's something to celebrate for this coming school opening, get a chance to win a new phone.

School Days is now coming! and because Goods.Ph loves you they just started a very awesome giveaway that will surely makes your eyes wide. Yes because they are now giving away ONE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 for the lucky winner of this contest. All you need is to use your real facebook account and register on Goods.Ph using your email and that’s it you’ll now have a chance to win this super awesome Samsung Galaxy S4. Just follow the instruction below.

Help Goods.Ph get 15,000 likes on their Facebook page, and get a chance to win the ultimate life companion - a Samsung Galaxy S4! READ CAREFULLY and FOLLOW the instructions below :

1. Like Goods.Ph on Facebook!

2. Share this PHOTO advertisement for the promo on your timeline. Then you must tag at least five of your friends to the photo.

3. Please note that you have to BOTH LIKE Goods.Ph PAGE AND SHARE THE PROMO PHOTO to your timeline. Once shared, please do not delete the post from your timeline so that your entry may remain valid. Also, should your account be picked as the winner, the promo photo in the timeline should still have at least five friends tagged to it.

4. Go to Goods.Ph site and REGISTER TO BECOME A MEMBER. Please do this and register with your REAL NAME AND DETAILS. Winning Facebook accounts that aren’t registered with Goods.Ph are disqualified.

5. Your Facebook account’s name must be under YOUR REAL NAME, and match with your Goods.Ph member account details. Accounts with pseudonyms and fake names will be disqualified.

6. The promo will end once the Goods.Ph page gets 15,000 likes. All entries after that is reached will not be included.

7. The winner will be determined via electronic raffle, and then announced on their Facebook page when they reached the 15,000 likes.

8. Those who have liked their page previously will still get a chance to win as long as they share the photo on their page and follow other promo requirements.

9. The winning account must be at least 6 months old and have at least 50 friends. If a winning account does not meet the specifications the prize is waived and another winner will be picked.

GALAXY S4 is really awesome, so join NOW!

This giveaway is from Goods.Ph the newest and awesome Philippines Online Shopping Sites.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Man of Steel Promo by Schick Razor

Up . . . Up . . . an away! Wow! I am so excited with the comeback of Superman on the big screen, are you? Another great thing, here's something for us Superman fans and for the guys in particular.

Superman fans unite! Schick razor has come up with a special edition Superman packs as The Man of Steel returns to the big screen on June 12. 

Transform yourself with Schick by buying any Man of Steel - marked razor packs to get a chance to win free movie tickets in SM Cinemas this June as 250 buyers of these special packs can get two free tickets each. Consumers can also get a chance to win exciting limited edition Superman premium items such as speakers, headphones,key chains,and notebooks. 

To join, visit Enter your name, home address, phone number, email and the product barcodes indicated on the promo packs to participate in an electronic raffle draw.

The Schick-Man of Steel promo kits include packs of Exacta 2 regular blue, sensitive green disposable razors, Exacta 2 Kit, Xtreme 3, and Quattro kit and trimmer. 

Prizes will be drawn electronically every week beginning May 20, 2013 until August 31, 2013. All winners will be sent an official notification via registered mail, and their names will be posted on and

Prizes may be claimed at the offices of AXENT Inc. at 4/F Republic Glass Building, 196 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Prizes of provincial winners will be sent via courier.

For a clean, well-shaved look and masculine confidence, the Schick-Man of Steel pack is a great skincare toolkit. This new product offering from Schick is a tribute to the upcoming Man of Steel movie directed by Zack Snyder. Promising to bring a new Superman for a new generation, the movie offers a fresh take on the iconic SuperHero played in the film by Henry Cavill.

Schick razors offer a simple and effortless shave making it more of a less hassle-free skin care regimen. Each shave will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth, comfortable and rejuvenated.

Fans will get to see the new film in all local cinemas this June 12 2013, while those wanting to get his manly looks and confidence can grab the Schick-Man Man of Steel pack in supermarkets, health and beauty, convenience stores, and other retail outlets nationwide. Per DTI-NCR Permit No.1843 Series of 2013.

About Man of Steel: 
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder. Man of Steel is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, Man of Steel. The film will be released in 3D and 2D in selected theaters and IMAX® beginning June 12, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bring Back the Brown Rice Tradition

Looking back, Filipinos ate only brown rice until Westerners introduced the modern milling process that produced white, polished rice which soon dominated the market and eventually changed our cultural tradition on rice preference. Bringing back the tradition of eating brown rice can help achieve the government's goal of rice self-sufficiency in the near future while addressing the country's nutritional and health problems.
Rice is the major staple food of Filipinos, contributing about 35.7 percent of the average daily individual food intake, making it the major source of carbohydrates in the Filipino diet. White rice is the most-consumed form of rice, based on the Food Consumption Data of the 7th National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). 

Brown rice, however, is the form of rice that has undergone minimal milling. It is gaining popularity today primarily due to its nutritional and health benefits. It provides all the necessary carbohydrate requirements of an individual just like white rice. Its Its bran layer is a source of dietary fiber, minerals and B vitamins.

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Beyond its nutritional and health benefits, every Filipino eating brown rice daily may help the country achieve its vision of rice self-sufficiency. 

Production of brown rice reduces the power demand needed in polishing and whitening by as much 65 percent. More so, with the bran and the embryo intact and fewer broken grains, whole grain-milling recovery is as much as 10 percent higher than for white rice. Thus, with higher recovery of milling and consumption of brown rice, our national rice importation requirement may be reduced.
The DOST, through the FNRI, is leading the research and development on brown rice to determine the various aspects of improving the stability and shelf-life of brown rice. With this, brown rice can be stored at a longer period with no significant changes in nutrient composition and sensory qualities. Longer shelf-life provides ample time for developing value-added products that can provide healthier options for consumers. 
Related to this, the FNRI-DOST has successfully determined in 2012 the optimum conditions for extending the shelf-life of brown rice so that it can now be stored from 5-9 months instead of only 1-4 months. Storage of brown rice is a major problem among rice millers. But with the S&T solution being offered by the FNRI-DOST, our rice producers may soon be more confident in supplying brown rice in the market knowing it can last longer, compete with other types of rice and cost-efficient to produce. 
In terms of nutritional value, initial analysis shows that a serving of cooked brown rice can provide the daily recommended energy and nutrient intake (RENI) of an adult 19 years old and above by 10 percent of energy, 7 percent protein, 2 percent calcium, 5 percent iron, and 16 percent zinc. The dietary fiber can also satisfy about 8 percent of the recommended intake. Underway are efficacy studies to verify the health claims associated with the consumption of brown rice. 
Thus, bringing back the tradition of eating brown rice not only improves every Filipino's health and nutrition, but also helps the economy at large by reducing our rice importation requirement on the agricultural side, and the problems of malnutrition on the health side. 
For more information about brown rice and other information on food and nutrition, you may contact: 

Dr. Mario V. Capanzana
Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute
Department of Science and Technology
Bicutan, Taguig City
Trunkline: 837-2071 local 2296 or 2287
Telephone/Fax No.: 837-3164

(FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Press Release- CHARINA A. JAVIER)

Department of Transporatation and Communications (DOTC) Calls For Technology-Based Proposals To Solve Illegal Bus Operations

Seeking to solve wide-ranging issues caused by the illegal operations of buses and other public utility vehicles, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are resorting to modern technology, in line with a strong Anti-Colorum campaign.

In a Request for Information (RFI) published earlier this week (May 14, 2013), the DOTC called for proposals from the public regarding “available technology-based solutions” such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global Positioning System (GPS), and Smart Cards.

The RFI indicated that the primary purposes for this effort are to monitor the movements of both registered and unregistered or unauthorized public utility vehicles, to apprehend illegally-operating vehicles real-time, and to maintain a database containing relevant information on traffic violations, among others.

“The colorum problem has many implications – from simple traffic congestion, to commuter safety, environmental pollution, and quality of life. What we’re looking for is an integrated system which makes the best use of progressive technology-based solutions to curb these problem areas,” said DOTC spokesperson Migs Sagcal.

One-on-one meetings to discuss project concepts will be held at the DOTC offices on May 28 and June 4, 2013, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Interested parties may reserve one-hour slots with the DOTC and the LTFRB by contacting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Project Development through telephone no.(02)725 0013.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cheers to Good Times with Carlo Rossi

I used to work as a researcher. Our group is involved in the conduct of studies related to food and nutrition. Part of our job is preparation of research proposals for presentation to our prospective donors. Therefore it entails sleepless nights and overtime duties to meet deadlines. During presentation proper, I always felt nervous whether our project will be approved?

Have you ever been in this situation? 

Everyone's worried and anxious—waiting for the result of your presentation. You haven't slept properly for days working on that pitch. Then your phone rings. You almost drop it since you've been running on coffee all day. You're nervous but you answer. Yes! You win the client and everyone in the office starts buzzing, then screaming. You deserve to party. Go and celebrate this good time with your team! 

“Partying is our way of saying ‘yahoo’ and expressing our delight in achieving success. Since the leap is very important to us, our way of celebration should be something that we will remember together with that accomplishment,” says Von de Torres, Managing Director, Emperador Distillers. 

De Torres believes that partying over wine makes good times even better. “There are so many things in common about wine and happiness. As an American Chef-Author, Julia Child would put it, wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life. We all agree to happiness and its essence in our life so as with wine in important celebrations.”

But in order to have a real good time, be sure to get only the real and fine wine. People could all agree that only with fine wine can celebrations be truly enjoyed so it should be wine that gives authentic world-class flavor that special moments deserve. It should be something that doesn’t only fit the occasion but a high-quality wine that suits the taste.

Emperador Distillers brings Rossi Sweet Red, a sweet red wine crafted from grapes grown in California’s sun-drenched vineyards and bursting with flavor and aroma, for your cheers to good times. It has layers of vanilla, bright cherry and wild raspberry flavor creating a different kind of sweetness. 

“Yes it is sweet but remains a real wine. It’s that different kind of sweetness that makes it unique but authentic. This is how real red wine should be. You can only expect such authenticity from the number one table wine in the world.”

De Torres warns against unauthentic sweet wines. “They’re basically bottled with very low alcohol content and lots of sweeteners, which is a far cry from authentic Rossi,” she says, adding that Rossi Sweet Red was specifically created to be sweet and be consumed cold, “As in with ice.”

One can already hear the purists scoffing but wine on-the-rocks is already becoming a trend in the US. Rossi Sweet Red, in particular, is recommended to be enjoyed with ice.

The ice, De Torres said, brings out the flavor and makes for a smoother finish and doesn’t compromise the taste and actually makes it even better. Even if the ice melts, the taste stays perfect so everyone can savor all the sweetness and real wine flavor.

So celebrate sweet victories, big or small—winning a pitch, wedding engagements, graduations, having a baby—with a wine that is just as sweet and a bit more refreshing. These are good times worth partying for. There’s a reason to be happy and to celebrate everyday. Whether baby steps or big leaps, you can always cheers to good times with Rossi Sweet Red.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bask in Boracay for Free with the Whole family!

As if summer couldn’t get any hotter, here’s a fantastic family treat that will make your temperature really soar – with excitement! 

Banana Boat sunscreen lotion, invites all its users and Facebook fans to join its latest promo that can take them for free to the sunny, sandy beaches of Boracay

Ongoing until May 31, 2013 is the Banana Boat Great Outdoor Fun – Boracay, which gives you and your whole family the chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for four to this fab getaway site.

Joining is so easy. All Facebook fans of Banana Boat Philippines can register for the contest through the Facebook app located at

Upload family photos that show how to have a great outdoor fun with a bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen lotion included in the shot. Put out as many photos as you like, and add some witty and creative captions to better your chances of winning.

Once these photos appear in the Banana Boat Philippines Page timeline, you must share them in your own Facebook wall.

Invite your friends to vote for any of your photos in the fan page site. The top five entries will be short-listed and judged by Banana Boat Philippines based on the number of votes, and the winning family will get an all-expense-paid trip for four, inclusive of airfare, hotel accommodations and tour. There will also be four consolation cash prizes of P3,000 each, plus Banana Boat gift packs to all winners.

So show the world how much fun you can have with Banana Boat, and have the chance to fly for free to Boracay. With Banana Boat sunscreen lotion’s unique AvoTriplex technology, you can have much more fun under the sun as it provides longer lasting and more effective protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Banana Boat sunscreen lotions are available in supermarkets, drugstores and health and beauty stores nationwide. For more info, visit or like its Facebook page at

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chat with your loved ones via SMS with the new Sun iMessenger

I have always been a Sun Cellular subscriber for the last 10 years because personally I find it easy to use. It has wide range of services, the signal in my area is strong and clear. Most of all, it offers very affordable rates and this is the one I am using to get in touch with my hubby who works overseas.

Unlike before, gone are the days when you had to spend a fortune in phone bills or on mobile internet fees to keep in touch with friends and family around the world. There is now a single service that integrates all the popular web chat platforms and makes it a snap to send messages and chat on any phone model worldwide.

Launched in 2006 and now wildly popular, Sun iMessenger is a breakthrough service that makes it possible to communicate with anyone from anywhere in the world, as long as they’re a Sun mobile subscriber. To do this, SunIM uses the text messaging feature of a phone, translating mobile chat into text messages seamlessly, and giving regular cellular phone users access to a service that would usually only be available to people with smart phones.

The service also allows you to send messages using your laptop, smart phone, or computer. It integrates several platforms: Yahoo Messenger, Facebook chat, MSN, AIM, ICQ, and, just recently, Gmail chat, making all your accounts available to you on one sign-in page. It is, to date, the only platform to do so. 

Getting SUNiM service on your phone cannot be simpler. There’s nothing that you need to download and install, and there are no complicated codes to punch in. All a user has to do is to text SUNiM to 2746 from a phone using a Sun Cellular sim card. After a few minutes, you will receive clear, step-by-step instructions to help you get started. 

SUNiMis also very affordable. To celebrate the first day of your SUNiM subscription, the first 24 hours will be completely free of charge. To top it off, if you invite your friends to use Sun iMessenger, you can also get free internet hours. For regular text replies, Sun iM only charges P 0.50, even less than a regular text message. But if you’d like to stay connected all day, there’s an option that gives you unlimited access for 24 hours, for only P20! Other payment options are P100 for seven days and P300 for a month. There are no hidden charges or extra fees, as users are charged only for messages that they reply to or for the time that they buy. Because of this, Sun iM is currently the most cost-effective chat mobile service available. 
With Sun iM, you don’t have to wait in front of a computer to catch messages, or spend so much to send and receive them. It’s easy to use, very affordable, and best of all, it allows you to be reached anytime of the day, anywhere you are, through your choice of platform.

For more details, Text SUNIM to 2746 or visit

Bloggers Wanted - Back to School Blast Event

Back to School Blast Event

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $1,000 in Gift Cards up for grabs!
Event dates: 7/1 - 8/1

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

MOMS Deserve to be Beautiful

Mothers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without day-off, without excuse to be absent or get sick.

Here's a special treat for all of us from Air Asia Cafe as they continuously provide appreciation to all their customers. A rewards treat and a wonderful dining experience.

Get a FREE Slimmers World Gift Certificate worth P1,500.00 for every P500.00 single receipt purchase at Air Asia Cafe located at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, Clark Field Pampanga, Philippines.

Promotion is valid until 12 May 2013 or until supply lasts.

AirAsia Cafe operated by Manila Catering Corporation.

Monday, May 6, 2013

See you at #iBlog9: The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit

I've never been to any iBlog event yet and hopefully this will be my first one. I've discovered and been blogging for almost 2 years now and I would really like to learn from the experts.
iBlog9: The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit (#iblog9) will be on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City from 8 am to 5 pm.

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Note that the first 300 registered participants to come early (on or before 9 am) will be given food stub and participant kit. Afterwards, remaining food stubs and participant kits shall be given to early walk-ins.

iBlog9 is a 2-day FREE event. The first day (May 31) is targeted for bloggers, marketers, businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to understand how to tap blogs as a medium to promote their products and services. Also as a means to generate income. Day 1 also tackles advance topics on blogging – taking blogs to the next level.
The second day (June 1) is meant to everyone interested about blogging.


Day 1 AGENDA (May 31)

9:00 to 9:20 Flag ceremony, prayer, participant intro (limited)

9:20 – 9:40 Understanding the Blogger Psyche
(Jonel Uy,

9:50 to 10:10 Blogging as an effective Content Marketing Tool for Businesses 

(Ben Francia,

10:20 to 10:35 break

10:35 – 10:55 Empowerment in Digital Marketing
(Grace Bondad Nicolas,

11:05 – 11:25 Working with brands either for your business or advocacy, and even both
(Jeoffrey Solas,

11:35 to 11:55 Sponsor Talk: Sun iMessenger: blog marketing case study
(Louie Oviedo, President & CEO of Greetings Unlimited Inc.)

12:05 to 1:05 Lunch break

1:05 – 1:25 How to Get the Influencers Write About Your Startup
(Jonha Revesencio,

1:35 – 1:55 Bloggers and political organizations – the road to 2016
(Mark Pere Madrona,

2:05 – 2:25 Fighting corruption online and offline
(Angel Bombarda,

2:35 to 2:55 Income & Opportunities through Blogging
(Khoa Bui,

3:05 to 3:20 BREAK

3:20 to 3:40 Bloggers as Digital Influencers
(Janette Toral,

4:00 sponsor raffle, shirts raffle, and group photo

DAY 2 AGENDA (June 1)

9:00 to 9:20 Flag ceremony, prayer, participant intro (limited)

9:20 to 9:40 Blogging and Social Thought Leadership
(Jason Cruz,

9:50 to 10:10 Why do we blog?
(Wendell Glenn Cagape,

10:20 to 10:35 break

10:35 to 10:55 The Art of Interviewing & Quoting
(Arvin Ello,

11:05 to 11:25 Blogging and Social Media Goodness
(Carlo Angelo Gonzales,

11:35 to 11:55 Sponsor Talk

12:05 to 1:05 Lunch

1:05 to 1:25 Building your Identity as a Video Blogger
(Randolph Novino,

1:35 to 1:55 The Rise of the Mommy bloggers in the Philippines
(Rhodora Espiritu-Valdez,

2:05 to 2:25 Avoiding Information Redundancy
(Jay Agonoy,

2:35 to 2:55 Working as a homebased blogger
(Christian Melanie Lee,

3:05 to 3:20 Break

3:20 to 3:40 Q&A Legal Issues in Blogging
(Atty. JJ Disini,

4:00 to 4:20 The Future of Blogging: Greater or Less Influence?
(Manuel L. Quezon III,

4:30 sponsor raffle, shirts raffle, and group photo

EMCEE: Flow Galindez

100 FREE Movie Passes: Ayos Di Ba?

Iron Man 3, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Fast and the Furious 6 –are all movies to watch out for in the coming months. Now you can get a chance to watch them for free by simply posting an ad on 

This May, Team, in cooperation with SM Cinema, will be giving away 100 Free Movie Passes weekly beginning April 30 to June 2, 2013. This really makes it a “MasAyosDito!” selling experience on

“ aims to build a strong and educated Online Buy and Sell culture in the Philippines,” General Manager, Jon Santico said. “Our purpose is to attract quality advertisers, both private and professionals, and to provide a safe, convenient and memorable buying and selling experience for all our users.”

“We want to teach our advertisers especially our private sellers to talk about their ads more so they can also sell their items fasters. To achieve this, we partnered with SM Cinema, to reward out popular ads weekly,” Santico added. 

1. To join, simply post an ad on

2. Once your ad has been approved,publicly share it on Facebook via the Share on Facebook button on your ad page.

3. Each week, the Ten Most Viewed Ads will be selected by Team The ten (10) winners will then be announced on Facebook Page every Tuesday at 4PM. Winners will be announced following the schedule below:

Week 1: May 7, 2013

Week 2: May 14, 2013

Week 3: May 21, 2013

Week 4: May 28, 2013

Week 5: June 4, 2013

4. Anyone can share ads but only the ad owner will be qualified to win FREE Movie passes.

5. Metro Manila (NCR) winners can claim their passes at Makati office. Provincial winners’ prizes will be mailed.

6. The movie passes may be redeemed at any SM Cinema.

7. Employees of 701 Search Inc. and its suppliers, partner agencies and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity are not qualified for this promo.

For more information, visit

About AyosDito:, ang buy and sell ng bayan, is a website for safe, hassle-free and fun online buy and sell experience. We sort our buy and sell pages by region, province and city, so you are assured of a convenient and dedicated ad service every time you shop. is a product of 701 Search Inc, a joint venture between international media organizations: Singapore Press Holdings Limited and Schibsted ASA.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Nowadays, running is more than run in itself. Runners are now attracted to the varieties that of life that this fitness sport offers.

Variety is the spice of life, and the same is true for runners, who also like to mix things up in regard to their routine and their training. This need for variation extends all the way to the events and competitions in which runners participate.

To satisfy different quirks and fancies, event organizers have explored a multitude of ways to keep the running community on their toes. This includes running competitions with added obstacles, on off-road tracks and, most recently, holding races at night.

Competitive racing in the dead of night certainly adds a different dimension to the running experience. Being enveloped by darkness requires runners to be more sensitive to the slightest conditions on the road, demanding complete focus and undivided attention. Preparations in the run-up to competition also vary. Training regimen, as well as prep time, tend to differ, too, which only adds to the challenge.

Local runners have already had the pleasure of trying out night races through different competitions already hosted here in the Philippines. This night race craze, however, started in 2011 with one event, the Energizer Night Race.

That race was part of Energizer’s bigger initiative called the “Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World”, a series of nighttime running events held around the world including countries in Africa, Europe, North and South America, and throughout Asia. Over 75,000 participants joined the more than 30 Energizer Night Races held in 20 countries across the globe.

The magnitude of the event’s success, transcended more than mere numbers. This global night race has served as an effective vehicle in raising awareness of the world’s need for safe, clean, and affordable solar lighting. “It’s hard to believe that in this day and age that there are still around 1.3 billion people deprived of electricity and clean lighting,” says Energizer’s Brand Manager, Joan Mendoza. “This event is just one way in which Energizer can bring this issue forth and be addressed for the benefit of less fortunate communities all over the world.”

Running at night guided only by Energizer LED Headlamps, runners get a sense of how important light is. Usually taken for granted in developed areas, light and clean energy are extremely valuable in off-the-grid communities. They dictate a child’s capacity to learn, an adult’s ability to work, and the community’s maximum functionality. They also help promote personal health and the environment by lessening carbon emissions made by alternative light sources such as candles, kerosene lamps, and firewood.

The need for efficient and eco-friendly lighting has led Energizer to partner with One Million Lights (OML), a nonprofit organization that shares the same goal of providing rural communities around the world with the gift of light. Since 2011, Energizer and OML have donated 23 million hours’ worth of light through Energizer Solar-Powered LED flashlights and lamps to different remote communities in Latin America, Ethiopia, Kenya, and the Philippines.

Energizer’s efforts to put the issue of light and energy in perspective are part of their “That’s Positivenergy™” campaign that serves as the company’s platform to show its commitment to performance and responsibility. This means providing consumers with durable and energy efficient products for everyday needs.

Running has been an effective way of gathering the public’s support for worthy causes, from community health and fitness to environmental advocacies. By immersing runners in the kind of situations individuals in remote, off-the-grid communities go through, the company hopes participants look beyond the event and appreciate and support what it stands for.

To alleviate the lack of energy and light in far-flung communities, Energizer again strengthens its drive by calling out running and fitness enthusiasts to join in the cause by participating in this year’s Energizer Night Race Manila. The race will be held on May 4, 2013 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig with the help of partners GMA Network and Schick.

Registration is on-going until April 30, 2013 at BROOKS SM North EDSA, RUNNR Bonifacio High Street, and Toby’s Sports EDSA Shangri-la, Glorietta, and SM Mall of Asia. For more information about the race, visit