Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pineberry Raisin Jelly Recipe

•1 sachet of Mr. Hat Gulaman (Strawberry Flavor)
• 700 ml water
•1/4- 1/2 kg sugar (as desired)
•1 can evaporated milk
•1 can pineapple tidbits (reserve syrup)
•1/4 cup raisins
•1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Combine pineapples and raisins in a mold. Set aside.
2. Mix jelly powder, sugar, milk, syrup and vanilla extract in water before heating.
3. Pour into the mold with pineapples and raisins.
4. Refrigerate and serve.

How to Cook:
Step 1: Prepare six (6) cups or 1.5 liters of water (not warm or hot) in a casserole.
**the lesser the water the firmer the jelly.
Step 2: Gradually sprinkle one (1) sachet of Mr. Hat Gulaman in water and stir until dissolved.
Step 3: Heat while stirring constantly and wait until it boils.
**add sugar and milk to sweeten.
Step 4: Slowly pour the mixture into the mold and let it cool. 


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Rebisco awards 55 sari-sari store owners with store makeover and products

Homegrown snack giant Rebisco is spreading the anniversary joy to its grassroots business partners.

As part of its 55th year celebration, Rebisco awarded 55 lucky sari-sari store owners with store makeover and products for each. The winners were selected among hundreds of small business proprietors who shared their stories detailing how the snack food giant has made an impact on their lives and businesses.

According to Rebisco President Jonathan C. Ng, the project was borne out of a simple yet poignant motivation: to express gratitude. “Sari-sari stores are crucial to our business model,” he said. “These entrepreneurs are our loyal and hardworking community partners who help nourish Rebisco’s continued growth and success. This project is one of many ways we want to give back, by empowering them and their businesses.”

Shining the spotlight

Of the 55 winners, three were featured in an online video recently released by Rebisco.

Ester Recinto, a 66-year-old sari-sari store owner from Batangas, runs a strategically located store near an elementary school. She started selling in 1974, with a P300 capital. Over the years, she was able to grow her business from a cabinet display of Rebisco products to an actual store.

Twenty-two-year-old Naname Dahoya from Cebu started a sari-sari store to help augment her parents’ meager income and support her six siblings. She calls Rebisco her “superhero” because the company’s popular snacks helped her small business grow, thus providing her and her family a more stable income.

The third featured winner is Sally Angulo from Zamboanga del Norte. At first, Sally only sold condiments and vegetables but eventually realized that there was a market for snacks. After researching her options, she decided to sell Rebisco products because of its high-quality products at more affordable prices.

“We hope that their stories inspire others to persevere amid adversities,” Rebisco Trade Marketing Head Michelle Ceniza said. “We are grateful to our partner sari-sari store owners for their loyalty and patronage these past five decades. It truly is an honor for Rebisco to be an instrument to the success of their business.”

Stronger partnership

After a momentous year-long anniversary celebration, Rebisco looks to the future with optimism.

“We look forward to sharing more successful years with our sari-sari store partners,” Ng added.

To watch the video, check out Rebisco Academy Facebook page.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Santacruzan,Flores de Mayo + Giveaway

Filipinos likes fiestas. They are celebrated all-year round. May is the merriest and the most beautiful month of the year. It is the season of colorful festivals and Flores de Mayo or Santacruzan is one such festival.

Flores de Mayo , Spanish for "flowers of May" is a festival held in the Philippines in the month of May.

Ang Santacruzan naman ay spanish ng   "holy cross" ito naman ay idinaraos tuwing huling araw ng Flores de Mayo. It honors the finding of the True Cross by Helena of Constantinople(known as Reyna Elena) and Constantine the Great.

Noong bata pa ako, pangarap ko makasali sa mga ganyan. Naka gown, ang gaganda ng mga nakikita ko. Nakasali naman ako pero isang anghel ang papel ko. Kabaliktaran yata sa totoong buhay πŸ˜… Hinahanap ko kahapon pa ang larawan ko para maipost, pero hindi ko makita. Kaya ito na lang ating papremyo sa isang lucky follower.

Simple lang para manalo:

1. Like and follow Made It Through Mum
 @madeitthroughmum , @CastroReylen ,Follow Made It Through Mum , Princess Ysabelle's  YouTube Channels 
2. Comment a photo of you or your child sa Facebook post ni Made It Tbrough Mum, who have joined Flores de Mayo or Santacruzan.
3. Ask your friends to react on your comment, ask them to like and follow MITM's Facebook page, for their reactions to be counted.
4. The entry with the most number of likes wins.
5. Comment here your name sa Facebook na sumali sa contest at sino ang nasa picture 😍

Ilabas na ang mga larawan na naging reyna kayo at sumali sa Sagala. πŸ’•

This contest is open until June 7. Good luck!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ang Pagbabalik after 2 years! IS HE COMING BACK TO THE LIMELIGHT?

Photos and videos of matinee idol John Lloyd "Popoy" Cruz have been surfacing after being on hiatus from the show business since 2017.

JOHN LLOYD CRUZ first endorsement appearance after 2 years! Ito na kaya ang hudyat ng pagbabalik nya sa limelight?

Cruz, one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and very effective endorser once again proved that his fans are still waiting for his return. In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruzs, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.

Without any clue in that teaser video , his fans already assumed that it was him in the video.

Actress Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million likes.

Watch This!!! 

This Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruzs sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there's drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita doner.

Turks Small Pita Doner

The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he's been living since his hiatus.

According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.

I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents, Zenarosa stressed.

The Ang Pagbabalik according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.

John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the show business for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu, Zenarosa explained.

Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himself and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.

Turks Doner Rice Bowl

In time for the release of Cruz's endorsement video, Turks also released to the market it's the newest offering --- Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50. The Small Pita Doner, on the other hand, is priced at P35.

"To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons," Zenarosa stressed.

John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual. 

To watch the full video of Ang Pagbabalik visit You can also watch the video on Turk FB page: official.turks.  

welcome back, Lloydie πŸ’•
πŸ“Έ Jan 2017

Monday, April 29, 2019

Cordlife Philippines Celebrates a Decade of giving chances and choices to help save lives.

The cord blood of your baby is an abundant source of stem cells that are genetically related to your baby and your family. Stem cells are dominant cells in the way they contribute to the development of all tissues, organs, and systems in the body.  

Banking a baby’s blood and stem cells in a cord blood bank is a type of insurance. Ideally, you would not need to access your baby’s stem cells in order to address a medical concern. However, using a cord blood bank can provide peace of mind in knowing that you have a valuable resource if you need it. 

Cordlife PH's first five clients shared their inspiring Cordlife stories

If you are considering storing your baby’s cord blood, make sure to use a cord blood bank accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), like Cordlife.  

Cordlife is among the leading players for private cord blood banking services in most of the markets it operates in, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the Philippines. 

This year, Cordlife Philippines celebrates a significant milestone of a decade in consumer healthcare. The greatest milestone in this journey began with a decision Cordlife PH made 10 years ago. It is a chance that they took and a choice that they chose that proved to be right. 

Cordlife Doctors discussed the relevance of cord blood banking 

Cordlife Philippines is now 10 years old, let's take a trip back in time...   

Watch this...

Cordlife Brand Ambassadors

Cordlife Privilege Card
As a sign of gratitude to their clients, Cordlife introduced their Privilege Card that offers discounts and promos from their trusted partner brands.

We have a lot of choices, we have a lot of chances but when it comes to stem cells, there's only one chance and there's only one choice- Cordlife. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Marc Nelson newest ambassador of LandLite Philippines

Landlite Philippines Corp. (LPC), a leading distributor of lighting fixtures and solutions in the country, recently appointed top celebrity Marc Nelson as their official brand ambassador. This was announced during Lighting Design Trends for 2019, where experts presented global movements in lighting design alongside the impressive line of products that LPC carries. Photo shows (seated L-R) LPC CEO Jocelyn Li and LPC brand ambassador Marc Nelson (standing L-R) Faro Barcelona CEO Xavier Martin, LPC sales manager Dennis See, Uozu Italy deputy CEO Alessandro Porta, and Faro Barcelona CSO sales director Salvador Marti. Faro and Uozu are exclusively distributed in the Philippines by LPC.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Glaiza de Castro gives us lady lessons

One of actress Glaiza de Castro’s recent discoveries is that the blood of a Katipunero runs in her veins. 

“One of my ancestors from my father’s side was part of the Katipunan but more on the music and arts side,” she gleefully shares during a shoot as the brand ambassador for EB Advance, the premium line of the country’s leading cosmetics brand Ever Bilena. “When I found out about it, everything suddenly clicked. I like exploring, not only in my roles and my travels, but also with my hair and makeup. I like seeing different sides of me.”

Not surprisingly, Glaiza was especially chosen to be the brand’s newest endorser because of her fiery personality. “She speaks her mind. She takes on very challenging roles. She’s for women’s rights. And with the brand being more vocal about this direction, we wanted someone who is an embodiment of that,” shares EB Advance brand manager Creole David.   

Glaiza admits her desire to standout in the entertainment industry has earned both praise and criticism from the public. “People sometimes misinterpret me, especially since I’m not good at masking my emotions. But I’ve been in this industry more than half of my life and I’ve learned to ignore criticisms that won’t help me grow as a person.”  

What really matters for her is to encourage women to be more fearless in expressing their individuality. “It takes a lot of guts, the right principle and mindset para sabihin mo sa sarili mo na, ‘ah bahala kayo gagawin ko ‘to kasi alam ko eto yung tama.’ Those are the women that I really admire.” 

A powerful viewpoint that fits perfectly with the message of EB Advance’s newest digital campaign featuring Glaiza (seen here: ). In the video, a narrator gives “lady lessons,” enumerating each: “One: Sit properly. Two: Be dainty. Three: Do as you’re told. Four: be modest about your looks. Five: Express yourself but not too much.” Meanwhile, a montage of Glaiza can be seen defying each lesson. The video ends with, “What makes a lady? Absolutely anything.”   

The video also featured EB Advance products such as EB Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick, EB Advance Uncover 2 Palette, EB Advance Lash Define, EB Advance Glow Out Highlighter, and EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick, which were used to highlight the actress' striking features.

As Glaiza, a modern Filipina, explores more makeup product choices, the campaign gives a sneak peak of new products to be anticipated from EB Advance: EB Advance Eyeconic Eyeshadow, a six-pan eyeshadow palette designed to create multiple day to night looks; and EB Advance BB Stick Foundation, a medium, buildable to full, coverage stick base with a matte finish. 

With the help of EB Advance, Glaiza believes that women are slowly learning to set their own rules and are re-defining how to be a modern-day woman. 

To learn more about EB Advance, its products and endorsers, visit Ever Bilena’s website,, Facebook page, and Instagram

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rising Era Dynasty : Restore. Enhance. Defend

Restore. Enhance. Defend.

This is what RED (Rising Era Dynasty) is all about. RED is a company who advocates health and wellness through a holistic approach. By identifying the root cause of the problem, they provide solutions through science-based proprietary products, utilizing state-of-the-art technological advancements in ensuring these products are only of the highest quality and optimum potency.

They are innovators of well-being, addressing every phase of the cycle, from Soil to Plants, from Plants to Animals, from Plants and Animals to People, by getting to the heart of today’s crisis in human’s health: offering Organic Agricultural products as the essential first step. 

They are also actively campaigning to educate people globally about the importance of Wellness and the impact of Organic Farming as means to Restore, Enhance and Defend the state of mother earth and the future of humankind.

Restore our bodies with extensive nutrients, in order to function well. Having three meals a day, sometimes more, does not equate to being well nourished. Therefore, the RED Product System feeds our bodies with rich, sufficient nutrients at the cellular level without necessarily needing to consume more.

Enhance our bodies by enabling our digestive system to absorb more nutrients, promoting healthier internal organs. More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, considered as the “Father of Modern Medicine” once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” We find this to be true and relevant to this day and age.

Defend the body through an antioxidant framework by helping relieve it of by inflammatory compounds which eventually lead to different kinds of diseases. It also promotes better stamina and energy levels needed to face our day-to-day activities.

RED developed product lines-concept that transcends different categories. Their scientists and doctors have developed science-based proprietary products that address major health issues at the source. To achieve optimum health, RED team of experts created a product system that will defend us against today’s chemical-ridden, toxic ecosystem, from the air we breathe, to the food and liquid we eat and drink, from the drugs and medicines we consume down to the stressful living conditions we revolve in.

Here are some of their GoEssentials: 


Is a food supplement made with camu-came extract berry, acai extract berry and astaxanthin derived from microalgae. This powerful ingredient is known to be high in antioxidant that may protect the cells from damage caused by these free radicals. Hence, they are the watchful protectors. They guard our systems, day in and day out.

Health Benefits of Camu-Camu:
• Boosts the Immune System
• Improves Liver Health
• Enhances Mood
• Improves Gum & Heart Health
• Anti-Aging


Is a food supplement made from the biomass of Spirulina Platensis which went through proprietary processing to ensure the highest possible safety, quality and potency.

Is a food supplement made from the biomass of Spirulina Platensis which went through proprietary processing to ensure the highest possible safety, quality and potency.

Spirulina is one of the oldest life forms on Earth. In fact, these blue-green microalgae are partly responsible for producing the oxygen in the planet’s atmosphere that billions of years ago allowed the planet’s originating life forms to develop. Spirulina is the world’s first superfood, and one of the most nutrient-rich foods on Earth.


Is a food supplement made with pure metabolic proprietary enzyme blend.

These combinations of enzymes will improve your digestion, proper adsorption, and utilization of nutrients.
Enzymes are protein molecules found in every biological system. Their role is vital and consists of catalyzing biochemical reactions. Enzymes help perform the various reactions that help sustain life within the body.

Without enzymes, we couldn’t process food! With that said, these are the main reasons why most of us should take digestive enzymes:

• Help heal leaky gut by taking stress off the GI tract, help prevent autoimmune diseases.

• Assists the body in breaking down difficult-to-digest protein and sugars like gluten, case in and lactose.

• Greatly improve symptoms of acid reflux and IBS.

• Counteract enzyme inhibitors naturally in foods like peanuts, wheat germ, egg whites, nuts, seeds, beans, and potatoes.

• Enhance nutrition absorption and prevent nutritional deficiency.

RED’s newest product is an anti-mosquito lotion to eventually beat the rising and fatal mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Zika Virus, Malaria, and Chikungunya. 

For more information about RED, visit or find them on Facebook

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Thousands join Angel’s Walk for Autism 2019

Over twenty thousand autism advocates joined this year’s Angels Walk for Autism, the annual event that advocates for acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of Filipinos with autism towards an Autism-OK Philippines, organized by the Autism Society Philippines (ASP), together with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings.

This year’s celebration highlighted the country’s legacy of strong leaders that have brought the autism advocacy forward -- for the last 30 years, across 97 chapters, with 13,000 members -- and have become the foundation on which the next generation of leaders will build the future.

Hans T. Sy, SM Prime Holdings chairman of the executive committee, was honored as the inaugural recipient of the ASP’s Leadership Award for Autism Inclusion and Welfare. It is the society’s highest recognition, celebrating exemplary leadership that has significant and positive impact on advancing ASP’s vision of acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons with autism in an Autism-OK Philippines. Beyond awareness, Mr. Sy’s leadership has inspired tangible, measurable action through the accomplishments of SM Cares.

“Although many are aware of autism, very few people actually understand what it means to live life on the autism spectrum. SM Cares and ASP come together as a community to remind everyone that autism awareness and acceptance should be part of their everyday lives.

Awareness is a good thing, but acceptance is far more meaningful,” said Engr. Bien Mateo, SVP of SM Supermalls and Program Director of SM Cares Program on PWD’s.

Former President Fidel V. Ramos, who issued EO 711 of 1996, instituting the commemoration of the National Autism Consciousness Week, will be honored by ASP as the Father of the Philippine Autism Advocacy. “FVR’s leadership opened the doors for the government agencies and private institutions to begin the path towards genuine inclusion of persons on the autism spectrum,” shared Mona Magno-Veluz, ASP national president, “His administration’s disability inclusive policies have put the Philippines ahead of our ASEAN neighbors in advocating for persons with autism and other invisible disabilities.”

Dang Koe, ASP Chair Emeritus

The pre-walk program was led by Ms. Dang Koe, ASP Chair Emeritus and the inaugural ASEAN Prize Laureate 2018. The ASEAN Prize aims to recognise inspiring achievements and contributions that foster the ASEAN identity, promote the ASEAN spirit, and champion the ASEAN way. ASP is among the active movers behind the ASEAN Autism Network and the ASEAN Mapping Project.

ASP also awarded the Autism Works Partners of the Year honors to Dohtonbori Philippines, a Japanese casual dining pioneer and to Willis Towers Watson, a global leader in risk management and consultancy, for their unwavering commitment to creation of productive opportunities for jobseekers with autism.

The program included the presentation of the annual ASP Autism Angel Achievement Awards to Samantha Pia Cabanero (for Advocacy), Eduardo Enrique Munarriz (for Athletics), and Carlo Gregorio Veluz (for Visual Arts). It also incorporated the induction of the new ASP Board of Trustees, composed of parent advocates; and the first set of officers of the ASP Self-Advocates
Circle, composed of adults with autism. 

Over 20,000 participants -- families, professionals, supporters from the government and private sectors, from the Philippines and overseas -- joined the annual walk from the MOA Arena to the SM MOA Music Hall. The walk is held with the support of the MOA Arena, SM Mall of Asia, National Council of Disability Affairs, ASEAN Autism Network and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability.

The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization working towards an environment that empowers persons with autism spectrum disorder to become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, productive and socially-accepted members of the community. ASP labors to establish institutional mechanisms to support persons with autism and their families. Established in 1989, the organization -- composed of 13,000 members spread over 96 chapters -- has been in the forefront of providing services to families and individuals affected with autism.

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment Sustainability, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy). As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it supports.

FB / IG / Twitter: @autismphils

Friday, April 5, 2019

Converge FREEDOM - Fun Follows Function

Last March 29, held at Green Sun Hotel, Converge ICT Solution launched its newest service - Converge Freedom.  Converge Freedom is a  streaming service that runs on a pure end-to-end fiber network.

Converge FREEDOM  gives subscribers the full power over what they watch, when they watch it, and where they watch it.

The company intends to revolutionize the way you watch and access content. Powered by their pure fiber internet, Converge FREEDOM is designed to access your content at your own pace and convenience. 

This is the first of the many new offerings Converge is introducing this year and they’re starting off with what Filipinos enjoy the most: access to entertainment. You will no longer be limited to watching your favorite programs on your TV. With Converge FREEDOM, you can watch anytime, anywhere in your home with its on-demand functionalities.

Enjoy maximized convenience with Converge FREEDOM. You can access it from your smartphone and tablet via the FREEDOM app, available for download on App Store and Google Play. Or enjoy it on your TV via the Set-Top Box (STB) which you can purchase with your Converge FREEDOM Subscription plan.

Entertainment at your own pace, at your own place

Converge FREEDOM gives you access to premium channels perfect for whatever passion or interest you may have.

Whether it is movie, music, sports, food, news, or events, you won’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite show. Converge FREEDOM comes with four main features that allow you to enjoy content as you please: Time shift, Playback, Multiview, and Movability.

With Converge FREEDOM’s Time Shift functionality, you can pause, rewind, or fast-forward your content for up to four hours. You’ll never have to wonder what happened on your favorite show too because you can watch previous episodes up to seven days before via Playback.

For subscribers with family members with different interests, Converge FREEDOM’s Multiview feature lets you watch shows simultaneously through different devices. For those without a Set-Top Box, Converge FREEDOM can still be enjoyed in your devices via the FREEDOM app. This allows you to access content wherever you may be within your house.

As a leading provider of fiber internet in the country, Converge FREEDOM runs on pure end-to-end fiber internet. It has a minimal bandwidth consumption of 2 to 2.5Mbps for Smartphones and Tablets and 4.5Mbps for TV Set-Top Box for high-definition content

Get it for as low as P299 monthly

To start enjoying your own Converge FREEDOM, existing Converge subscribers and businesses may visit to subscribe. 

Non-Converge customers can access Converge FREEDOM by switching to Converge fiber internet first. 

As a treat, Converge ICT is giving its existing subscribers a FREEDOM App 30-day trial period from March 29, 2019 to April 30, 2019.

Converge Freedom Plans are initially available in these areas: Metro Manila (Navotas, ParaΓ±aque, Quezon City, Taguig Pateros, Valenzuela, Marikina, Caloocan, Muntinlupa) and North Luzon (Angeles, Mabalacat, Tarlac).

Converge FREEDOM can be enjoyed by Converge FiberX subscribers with Plans 1500, 2500, and 3500; Converge Fiber Xtreme subscribers with Plans 4500 and 7000; Converge Microbiz subscribers with Plans 2000 and 3000; and Converge iBiz subscribers with Plans 9000, 12000, and 15000.

Now with Converge FREEDOM, you can enjoy what you want, when you want, where you want.

For more information on Converge FREEDOM, visit

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Meet SAM, SM Supermalls first in-mall customer service robot

As part of a series of innovations designed to improve customer malling experience, SM Supermalls raises the bar in customer service with the introduction of Sam, the country's first-ever in-mall smart robot- launched at SM Megamall last March 28.

Sam is an artificial intelligent (AI) humanoid robot programmed to deliver a smoother, more personalized and efficient interaction with customers.

"Innovation is what SM strives for in providing better customer service to all and we are proud to introduce our latest innovation yet," said Steven Tan, SM Supermalls COO. "SAM is easy to approach and his answer to almost everything SM mall related, making shopping more seamless and fun for our customers."

Now at SM Megamall and coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is designed to help with directions and provide all information about the latest deals, promos, and events. Equipped with an advanced face recognition technology, it can also make personalized greetings to customers once they enter the mall. Costumers can also chat with Sam through the SM Supermalls Facebook page. It serves as a 24/7 online concierge that can provide information like branch locations, mall schedules, and promos, to name a few.

Sam was created in partnership with CAL-Comp Technology (Philippines), which is a leading provider of electronic and original design manufacturing services.

Next time you visit SM Megamall, drop by Mega Atrium, Mega Fashion Hall, or Bank Drive and say hi to Sam for more fun, convenient, and exciting malling experience!

For more information, visit SM Supermalls' official website at, or its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts @smsupermalls.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Women, love yourselves more!

Renowned psychoneurologist and happiness doctor Lia Bernardo enumerates five easy tips on how women can live a happier, unapologetic life.

You can’t love others if you don’t truly love yourself. This is something we've heard since we were little. But loving one's self doesn’t happen overnight.

Renowned psychoneurologist and happiness doctor Lia Bernardo says that self-love is a daily process of accepting yourself completely by living a genuine, unapologetic life. Here are some tips from Dr. Bernardo on how women can love themselves even more:

1. Break the cycle by starting within. You can’t tell people how to act but you can control how you think or feel about situations. It is better to see the bright side or to let go. Don’t give anyone the power over you – this is what true empowerment is.

2. Know that you are beautiful. See yourself as whole – complete. All you need to do is face the camera inwards and like who you are. For days when you need a confidence booster, check out SM's beauty section to get special deals on skincare and beauty bundles.

3. Be proactive. If you are sad, always remember that everything, including happiness, is your choice. Discover what makes you happy and take steps to incorporate them in your daily routine. Happiness is more about the journey, not the destination.

4. Take care of yourself. It is important to practice self-care in all aspects of your life -- physically, mentally, and emotionally. Indulge in self-care with the Women’s Special at SM this March and avail of beauty and wellness deals from select spas and salons.

5. Accept yourself. Once you’ve learned to accept and acknowledge who you really, are, all that self-doubt goes out the window. Take the time to get to know your individuality because whatever you think, you believe. Whatever you believe becomes your behavior. Revisit your belief, so you can improve your life today. 

Ladies, celebrate self-love this Women’s Month at SM! Get fabulous finds such as fashion, accessories, make-up and skin care up to 70% off during SM’s Women’s Wednesday Sale the entire month of March.

“With a little bit of self love, anyone can change their life. At SM, we want women to make themselves a priority by letting them indulge in various pampering activities so they can be the best version of themselves,” said SM Supermalls senior vice president Jonjon San Agustin.

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts: @smsupermalls.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rebisco’s Topps Sarap is looking for the next batch of Toppstars

Is your child the next big TV star?

This is your kids’ chance to star in their own TV show

Topps Sarap, a favorite cupcake brand from Rebisco, is once again looking for a new breed of talented Filipino kids via the Topps Sarap Toppstar talent search. 

Started in 2016, Topps Sarap Toppstar was created as a platform to discover young Filipino talents and celebrate the “topps” factor in each kid. Parents are encouraged to showcase their kids’ talents in singing, dancing, or acting by having them join the nationwide talent search.

Winners of the talent search receive the ultimate prize—a chance to audition for TOPPSTAR TV. 

Airing weekends on GMA 7 and GMA News TV, each half-an-hour episode features performances from the kids, interviews with celebrity guests, unboxing videos, comedic bits, Pinoy games, and product reviews. Viewers also get a chance to join in on the fun through interactive activity bumpers. 

Journey to stardom

The talent contest is open to all kids from anywhere in the Philippines, aged four to 10 years old. To join, parents or guardians must create a maximum 30-second video showing their child’s chosen talent. Videos must be uploaded on the entrant’s Facebook account and must tag or mention Topps Sarap. 

Once video has been posted, the link of the post must be copied and included in the entry form, which can be downloaded here:

Participants can submit another entry 24 hours after the first submission. The last submission received will be considered the final entry to be judged. A confirmation e-mail will be sent within two to three days of submission. Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM on March 31, 2019. 

From all the valid entries, the top 50 will be chosen based on talent and performance (50%); star quality (45%); and online votes (5%). 

An online voting will be held from April 5 to 7, 2019, 11:00 AM. A special award will be given to four entries with the highest number of votes, with one each from Luzon, Greater Manila Area, Visayas, and Mindanao. 

The top 50 will undergo a talent workshop-audition which will determine the top 25 who will advance to the final stage. The top 25 will compete in the Grand Finals on May 5, 2019. The final 10 Topps Sarap Toppstar winners will be announced on this event. 

Each winner will receive P50,000 in cash and will be featured in the Topps Sarap Facebook page. They will also participate in talent workshops and a chance to audition for TOPPSTAR TV’s next season.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Maxicare first-ever Veggie Fest 2019

Nutrition is important for everyone. When combined with being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight, eating well is an excellent way to help your body stay strong and healthy.

You prolly know that the food you eat not only affects your body but your mood and mental health as well. Many studies have shown the connection between your food choices and your overall health. Eating a nutritious diet helps you keep a healthy body weight and a healthy heart. It also helps reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases. 

Recently, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation. the country's leading healthcare provider, arranged its first-ever outdoor festival dubbed Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019 at Legaspi Active Park in Makati,  a project in support of the company's Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto “Bobby" Macasaet Jr's personal advocacy for healthier lifestyies. 

In its mission to improve others’ quality of life. Maxicare encourages members and nonmembers alike to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins into their diet so they can live longer and feel stronger by inspiring others to fight disease and eat healthy. 

Aside from plantbased advocates that offered handpicked products for health-conscious consumers. The activities included film showing on plant-based lifestyle and a talk on “Holistic Healing for Wholesome Living” presented by Yoga instructor Donna FranciscoGuilt Free and Gluten Free Dessert” by Jertie Abergas of Jerties Kitchen, "Skin Food Understanding the Right Food for Beautiful Skin by Dr. Kathy Amurao-Herrera, Aging Gracefully" by May Manahan-Lagdameo and Dr. Willie Lagdameo of Health & Wellness Coaches Philippines, Inc., "Lifestyle Medicine” by Dr. Johann Manez, and a “Local Native Plant-Based Eating with Mesa ni Misis” by Juana Manahan- Yupangco

Jertie Abergas,Jertie's Kitchen

Healthy eating means eating a variety of food that gives you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. 

Live your best by boosting not only your physical health, but also your mental. It’s about time to eat healthy. live healthy. and take control of your health. What you eat can affect your immune system, your mood, and your energy level. And one of the easiest ways to start your journey to living a healthy life is by eating a plantbased diet. 

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