Saturday, February 28, 2015

ATC Grapeseed Oil:Looking Good While Taking a Shameless Selfie

Who loves taking selfies?

Everyone does!  Three cities in the Philippines are in the “Top 10 Selfiest Cities” (Makati and Pasig in the no.1 position and Cebu City at the no. 9th!)

Selfie dito, group pic doon! In this day and age where we’re obsessed with capturing the moment and uploading our pictures online,  we can’t help but feel the need to look presentable all the time. That’s why it’s no surprise that people are becoming more fashionable (fashown).


Ditch Diabetes with BitterGo!

Diabetes is the 8th leading cause of death in the Philippines. 

It is a disease that is painful to endure in so many ways. The physical and psychological agony that diabetic patients have to bear is simply inconceivable. The drug maintenance and dialysis (resulting from the diabetes’ complications) that requires at least three sessions per week, regular checkups, insulin injections, and other ways to manage diabetes is undoubtedly painful on the pocket as well. As the folks always say, ‘masakit sa bulsa’.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Reducin: Be Right on Track with Your Weight Goals


Masarap kumain!

And since we are always rushing, cooking “mom’s way” is a lost art.

Our alternative of choice – even for our little kids – is fastfood.


Livermarin: Love Your Liver

We usually take our liver for granted.  But did you know that your liver is responsible for different functions that keep your body strong and healthy.  This very important body organ is a virtual powerhouse, responsible for weight loss, digestion, blood sugar, energy and a lot more.
That is why your liver should be your no. 1 priority to restore your overall health.
Sadly, we Filipinos tend to abuse our liver.
According to a report by Euromonitor, Filipinos are the 3rd heaviest drinkers in the world. While many people think of this as a feat to be proud of, doctors would disagree. Excessive alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver disease. Any liver disease is a serious condition, so much so that it often leads to complications that are difficult to treat.


Display Tuscan Beauty in your Home

Home decor is important as it sets the tone for a specific space. Some homeowners select themes based upon personal connections with an era, region or the meaning behind a theme. One theme that is popular in home decor is the fleur de lis.

Meaning of the Fleur De Lis

The fleur de lis carries several meanings. For some, it is symbolic of life and happiness. Another meaning of this French symbol is perfection. Perfection is a broad spectrum in itself and this symbol is easily recognizable as such. Some also find the fleur de lis to mean light, or in other words, a positive attitude. Presenting a fleur de lis item to someone going through a difficult time to give them hope for a good outcome shows compassion and an interest in their happiness.

Accessories for your Home

The fleur de lis is an ideal item for home decor. It gives a room a positive vibe. A variety of display pieces such as plates, vases and wall hangings are all the types of items produced with this symbol on it. Classic Tuscan designs often inspire the creation of different décor items. Wall plaques and singular items provide a pronounced representation of the symbol. Selective placement of these items can help convey a specific message to those living in and visiting your home.
Fleur de lis decor is an expressive way of creating and maintaining themes and personal beliefs in your home in a tasteful way. With a careful design plan, the items will blend in with existing decor rather easily. Many homeowners like to display this symbol in the entryway of their home as a greeting and as a reminder to always maintain a positive outlook regardless of the desperation of a situation. MommyUnwired

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tree Top Adventure Baguio: Extreme Press Conference and Tour

It’s Panagbenga week!  If you are coming up to Baguio to witness the colorful Baguio Flower Festival, you can find the schedule here.

And as the City of Pines welcomes the summer season, Tree Top Adventure will hold a press conference and media tour on March 14, 2015 press conference and media tour on March 14, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Tree Top Adventure Baguio Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The press conference aims to inform the public that if they want to experience the extreme, they might want to try out the activities at Tree Top Adventure.

Tree Top Adventure offers four unique outdoor activities divided into slow and fast paced activities. One slow paced activity is the Canopy and Funicular which is similar to the concept of a cable car, but, you’ll be seated on cable chairs in which you’ll be transferring from one station to another until you complete all eight stations. 
My favorite Canopy ride
If you prefer to just walk around the area and fill your eyes with spectacular view, you could avail the Trekking and Skywalk. For the fast paced activities, Tree Top offers the Tree Drop, Silver Surfer and Superman. 
Tree Drop is the most extreme activity that Tree Top offers in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style, and you’ll be falling as fast as two to three seconds. Superman, as the name implies, is a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be flying back and forth, Superman style. Silver Surfer is a diagonal zipline in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and you’ll be gliding up and down for three cycles.
Tree Top Adventure’s another branch, located at JEST Area Upper Mau Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, will also hold another press conference and ribbon cutting event on March 21, 2015 after the success of its first press conference held last February 21, 2015.
Whether you want to feel the breeze, slow down, be inspired with the view or experience heart pounding, adrenaline rush quenching activities, Tree Top Adventure has it all. 
For more information, you could contact 09166299381. You could also visit our website To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page and follow them on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPHmufavicon

Friday, February 20, 2015

Parents and the New Generation of MILO Drinkers Bond over Chocomaltee Goodness

A few minutes until the weekend, lovelies!

I can’t wait as I count the minutes to 5 P.M.  (the time my weekend will officially start) while sipping my coffee with my MILO.

Yep, I drink my coffee with MILO.  My cup of coffee with my MILO is my comfort drink.  You will never catch me in a bad mood after I have my cup.

How can I be wrong? For over 50 years, leading beverage brand MILO has been warming the hearts and tummies of children from generations of Filipino families. With every cup brimming with energy-giving nutrients and the classic Chocomaltee flavor that Filipinos love, MILO has become a familiar mainstay in the breakfast table as the favorite drink in the morning for kids and adults alike.

MILO drink

A cup of the rich, chocolate malt drink evokes nostalgia and wonderful childhood memories to those who grew up with the drink.

Elena, a mother of a10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter, shares how MILO would always help her gain the energy she needed for sports and other activities since she was a child.
“My mom introduced MILO to me. When I was younger, my mom would prepare a hot cup of MILO for me during breakfast, or after school, before I do my homework. Drinking it would make me feel energized and invigorated,” saysElena. “Until now, a warm cup or a cold glass of MILO, full of its Chocomaltee flavor, makes me feel renewed, energized, and ready for the day’s challenges.”
MILO’s distinct Chocomaltee flavor from a combination of malted barley, milk powder, sugar and cocoa, coupled with the goodness of ACTIGEN-E, a unique combination of vitamins and minerals which help to optimize release of sustained energy from food, is what makes is what makes it special. Children love the goodness of the Chocomaltee taste from a glass of MILO that gives them the energy essential in an active lifestyle.
“Now that I’m a mom, I have passed on my love for MILO to my children. I prepare MILO for them in the morning, and after school. For variety, I also come up with new ways to include MILO in their nutritious, well-balanced meals,” says Elena. “As they grow up, I hope they can also pass on the Chocomaltee goodness of MILO to their own children.”
And it is not just coffee partnered with MILO that is a winner for me (Just don’t give the coffee with MILO to your kids, ha?). Here are some simple ideas to enjoy MILO as a meal partner or a snack.


  No. of Servings: 1
1 piece MILO 22g
½ cup cold water
sugar to taste
½ cup NESTLÉ Fresh
Ice as needed
MILO powder as needed for topping
crushed chocolate pieces (optional)
crushed KOKO KRUNCH (optional)
candy sprinkle
  1. Dissolve 1 22g pack MILO in water. Add sugar if desired.
  2. Pour in NESTLÉ Fresh. Add ice as needed.
  3. Top with desired amount of MILO powder on top.
  4. To add more color and fun, decorate with chocolate pieces, KOKO KRUNCH and candy sprinkle if desired.

MILO Scramble

MILO Scramble
No. of Servings: 2-4
1-2 tbsp chopped mango jelly
½ cup MILO
1-2 cups crushed ice
1 tbsp sugar or to taste
¼ cup BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink
  1. Put mango jelly on 2-3 glasses. Blend MILO, ice and sugar together in a blender jar.
  2. Pour prepared mixture in glasses. Top with BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink before serving.

For more information, log on to the MILO Philippines official website ( or the MILO Philippines Facebook page ( Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

About MILO

The MILO brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. Given its popularity it is a “must have” product for food service operators particularly in Asia, Africa and Oceania.

MILO also promotes participation in sports through its Summer Sports Clinics, MILO-B.E.S.T. Center Training Program, MILO Marathon, and MILO Little Olympics. The leading beverage brand believes that these contribute to the holistic development of Filipino champions in sports and in life. 2014 marks MILO’s 50th year in the country.

About Nestle Philippines

Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestle Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing the best food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide, and is now among the country’s Top 10 Corporations.
Driven by its mission to nurture generations of Filipino families, Nestle today produces and markets products under some of the country’s well-known brands such as NESCAFE, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLE and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery and pet care.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Zaful: Your new one-stop Online Fashion Store

I have to admit.  In line with a social call, I have decided in principle to avoid at all costs a mall that cut 60 pine trees older than my grandparents to pave way to a parking lot. That left me making a lot of shopping online lately!

Not that I am complaining (well, my wallet is).  I have found real deals online, like my phone which I got on sale and is much cheaper by about 30%!  Truly, gems can be found online, if you look really close enough.

Like this online fashion store which has a collection of beautiful, trendy, classic pieces, all at affordable prices. 


Clockwise from left: Embroidery off-the-shoulder sweatshirt $40.82, Pom-Pom Checked PU Leather Tote Bag $41.30, Striped Double Pocket Shirt $26.31, Short Sleeve Checkered Bodycon Dress $34.43,Lace Slicing Long sleeve Dress $21.48

Aren’t they just beautiful???

They also have the coolest, trendiest statement tees, leggings and sweaters, plus beautiful bags and awesome boots and shoes to complete your fashion statement. 

Zaful is your one-stop online shop where you can find the most daring, exciting and edgy fashion apparel for today’s fashion-forward, free-thinking girls.  (Who wouldn’t love the 50 Shades – inspired shirt?)

Clockwise from left:Simple Style Women's Boots With Chunky Heel and Platform Design $31.09, Turtle Neck Letter Print Crop Top $34.18, Black Letters Print Sweatshirt $36.64, Plaid Print Skinny Leggings $18.52, Turtle Neck Striped Pattern Sweater $43.28

I had fun checking the online shop out. It has a vast array of unique pieces which is very important to us people who love to shop online.  You wouldn’t want going to a café with about half of the people in there wearing the same design as you.  We love one-of-a-kind pieces, pieces you would wear without the fear that people will think you are in a dance group or something.

Zaful offers free shipping worldwide, too. Plus, it is offering you a wonderful shopping experience by offering a 10% off your order by using the code HOLIDAY10.
Check out the Spring Trends 2015 Fashion Collection!  mufavicon

Monday, February 09, 2015

How to Apply For T.I.N. : Local Employees

I get a lot of queries from readers regarding TIN. Here is a consolidated, updated guidelines on how to get the Tax Identification Number for employees,including transfer of registration of employees :

*Take note that this is for employees earning purely compensation income only



The TIN pertains to that system-generated reference index number issued and assigned by the BIR to each and every person in its database. The TIN is usually required in practically all of the business and personal transactions you will make with government offices.


The TIN comprises a 9-to-13 digit numeric code where the first 9 digits is your TIN. The last 4 digits is the branch code.

You may notice that some cards have only 3 digits in the branch code. The branch code digits may be increased depending on future BIR systems enhancements and policy declarations of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

General Rules in the Application and Issuance of TIN for Employees:

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The Way to a Girl’s

February is here!

A big whoops, especially for those guys/husbands/boyfriends who don’t have the time to celebrate all that mush…(maybe, they got other stuff to worry about, like work?)

Dear Guy/Husband/Boyfriend:

If your mind is willing to go the distance and get all love-struck, but your schedule just won’t cooperate, here is a quick and easy solution to your situation:  I know of a florist shop online that:
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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Panagbenga 2015 Flower Festival Schedule

Across 20 years, Blossoming Together…


Happy Love Month of February, everyone!  The first of February does not only mean the first day of the love month for us Baguio folks, but the opening of the Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga 2015. 

Watch talented Baguio kids do the traditional elementary level drum and lyre and street dancing competition starting from the Panagbenga Park down Session Road to the Burnham Athletic Bowl where the contingents will do their field demonstration. 


It will be the 20th celebration of the Panagbenga Festival, with the theme “Across 20 Years, Blossoming Together.”  The celebration promises not only the best the Summer Capital could offer, but also the best of the neighboring municipalities of Benguet especially La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay.

Panagbenga is the annual flower festival celebrated every February in Baguio City, Philippines.  The term “Panagbenga” comes from a Kankanaey term meaning “season of blooming.”  This festival reflects the history, traditions and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras.  It lasts over a month long.

Here is the 2015 Panagbenga Flower Festival Schedule:

February 01        Opening Ceremonies, opening concert, Grand Opening     Parade – Drum and Lyre Band Competition with Street Dancing

Update: Sharing some of NormArt Signs and Digital Graphics’ beautiful photos of the February 1, 2015 event:

February 01         Start of the 5 week Baguio Blooms Exhibition – at Lake Drive, Burnham Park
February 15          Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio (Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom) Melvin Jones Arena
February 19          Chinese Spring Festival
February 20-22    PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming
February 23-27    The Floral Arrangement and Landscaping Competition
February 28          Grand Street Dancing Parade
March 01               Grand Flower Float Parade
March 01-08         Session Road in Bloom (Baguio’s most popular street will be closed to traffic to let pedestrians walk freely and enjoy the food and entertainment on offer)
March 07               Pony Boys’ Day – Entertainment, horse back riding shows and competition
March 08                Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display
See you there!
Useful Contact Details of the organizers of Panagbenga Festival
Session Road in Bloom:( Hotel & Restaurant Assoc. of Baguio )
Phone : ( 074 ) 6192050
Landscaping Exhibition and
Street Dance Parade & Float
Panagbenga Secretariat:
Phone : ( 074 ) 4424315
2nd Floor BCVB Bldg. Abad Santos Drive
Burnham Park, Baguio City