Monday, September 02, 2013

IiP Symposium presents the HR Standard for Improving Business Performance

Investors in People (IiP) Philippines, in collaboration with Breakthrough Leadership, is mounting the very first IiP Symposium in the Philippines to make the Investors in People Standard accessible to organizations who aims to improve their business though people strategy. The IiP Symposium will be held on September 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the SGV Hall of AIM Conference Center, Makati City.

Investors in People is the world-leading best practice quality standard for people management. It works for all kinds and sizes of organization. Those that use the Standard improve their results, including revenue, profit, productivity and customer satisfaction. In transforming business performance, Investors in People can help organizations develop effective strategies, execute them and review the results!

The forthcoming Investors in People Symposium provides the following program takeaways for the participants: A new model for aligning people strategy and business strategy; Access to on-going support for developing and maintaining an effective people strategy; Access to resources for evaluating your people management practices to facilitate continuous improvement; among other organization development insights.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hygiene Essential: PH Care Feminine Wipes

Whenever someone would raid my bag, a sight of a pack of feminine wipes will not be missed.  Just like my other essentials, it has become a regular thing inside my bag. I use it for almost everything, but most of all I use it to take care of my self ‘down there’ hygienically.   

It’s impossible not to carry one whenever I go out and have to use the public toilets.  As much as I don’t feel comfortable using a public toilet, I can’t avoid it that’s why I make sure that I’m armed with a clinically proven wet tissue to use in wiping the toilet seat first before peeing and another piece to cleanse ‘the part’ after.  

It’s also great that I got used with it – bringing/keeping wet wipes inside my bag – because most of the time when my kid and I are out, he often gets himself dirty while eating or playing.  The wipes always come handy to clean him immediately :).

My preferred brand of feminine wash is pH Care because it’s ph-balanced and mildly scented. It also has a cooling effect that really freshens during that 'time of month'. I also don’t experience any skin irritation using it since pH Care is hypo-allergenic. Plus the packaging is very conveniently sized to fit my bag even in a pouch.

pH Care Feminine Wipes Cool Wind and other variants is a product of Unilab available in drug stores and supermarkets nationwide.  To more about their products, visit their website at

Monday, August 05, 2013

Non-stop Events and Fun Parties at Resorts World Manila''s Thrillathon

Last Friday, August 2, the three-and-a-half month long of exciting events and shows in Resorts World Manila kicked-off via their press launch held at Passion, Maxims Hotel. It was a privilege to be invited as part of the media guests and I’m glad I came because I wouldn’t have witness an amazing preview of performances in store for Resorts World Manila’s Thrillathon.

Some of the highlights from the press launch were performances from Mitoy Yonting, finalist of the ‘The Voice Philippines’ and the impromptu concert-like performance of Mr. Arthur Manuntag, Mitoy and Nyoy Volante.  What I like about this Thrillathon, there will be more of these world-class performances from our local artists that will be entertaining the patrons and guests of RWM all for free! Now isn’t that amazing? Resorts World Manila is making the Filipino artists shine brighter and be recognized again especially the OPM icons.

Calling all visual artists as Resorts World Manila is also bringing back its Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney Design Challenge. Up for grab is a P100, 000.00 grand prize for the most creative entry.  This contest is part of RWM’s corporate social responsibility in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT).  For more information on Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney Design Challenge, visit RWM’s website.

Expect more thrills at Resorts World Manila, checkout the line up of events happening this month of August until October, 2013.

Passion, 2F Maxims Hotel

AUGUST 2 – NOVEMBER 15 • 12MN – 5PM 
The Longest Movie Blowout for Members!
Newport Cinema 2, 3 & 4, 4F Newport Mall

AUGUST 9 - 31 • 12NN – 12MN
Take electrifying shots with our Van De Graff Machine starting from August 10!
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

Enjoy thrilling moments with famous guest celebrities, hot acts and hit bands!
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

Jaya and Janno Gibbs: AUGUST 2
Raymond Lauchengco, Gino Padilla & Randy Santiago: AUGUST 9
Jay Durias & Angeline Quinto: AUGUST 10
Erik Santos & True Faith: AUGUST 16
Nyoy Volante & Renz Verano: AUGUST 17
Wally & Jose: AUGUST 23
The Company & Mark Mabasa: AUGUST 24
Markki Stroem and Princess Velasco: AUGUST 30
OPM HITMEN: Richard Reynoso, Rannie Raymundo, Chad Borja & Renz Verano: AUGUST 31

Take a hit at your favorite stars and win awesome prizes!
Guest celebrities every Saturdays only, featuring:
Jacq Yu and Ava with PBA stars Willie Miller, Ryan Arana, Simon Atkins and Rey Guevarra
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

SEPTEMBER 2 -15 • 12NN – 11PM
Enjoy great discounts on your favorite chocolate brands!
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

OCTOBER 20 – 31, 2013 • 1 – 6PM
Experience enlightenment for Free!
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

OCTOBER 27 • 1PM – 6PM
Treat your kids to a thrilling Halloween experience!
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

OCTOBER 31 • 7 -10PM
RWM is located in Pasay City, just across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Achieving Milestones with Alaska NutriBuild 345

As a mom to a now 5-year old toddler, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure that he's getting the right amount of nutrients for his age and he'll enjoy the food I offer him without questions.  To my dismay, he's a very picky eater. If for any consolation, he is 'magana' when he eats but there are just specific foods that he wants to eat and some are not sufficient enough to provide him the nutrition he needs.

This dilemma has taken its toll on me once again when I had the chance to attend an advocacy project sponsored by Alaska NutriBuild 345 in a preschool in Tondo, Manila.  The GilDel Development Center preschool invited their students' parents to attend a quick activity that will help them guide their kids in achieving their milestones.  I can so relate so I made sure I’m taking a nice seat in a corner when a nutritionist gathered the parents for a quick orientation. Because the preschool years (ages 3,4,5) are critical years in a child's development, the nutritionist provided the parents the basic information that they can refer to, to make sure that their kids are growing up healthy and happy in all aspects.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Celebrate a Hello Kitty birthday with Jollibee Kids Party

Nothing says happy birthday like a fun-filled party with friends, delicious food, exciting games and surprises. Now, mommies and daddies can make their little princesses’ special day even more memorable with a Hello Kitty-themed Jollibee Kids Party.

The birthday girl and her guests will surely be tickled pink by the special Hello Kitty birthday cake, as well as the party hats, loot bags, invitations and other awesome party favors featuring the beloved cartoon character.  Parents can make the celebration even more festive with colorful balloons, decorations and game prizes, plus a special appearance by the lovable Jollibee.

What’s more, Jollibee makes it very convenient for parents to plan their children’s dream birthday party. They can choose from a variety of party food packages or go with the flexible Create-Your-Own Package, so they can pick the Jollibee treats they want served. Whether it’s a party for 30 or 80, everyone can feast on yummy Jollibee Spaghetti, Chickenjoy, Jolly Hotdog and other langhap-sarap favorites.

Aside from Hello Kitty, Jollibee Kids Party also offers other fun themes that children will surely love. They can enjoy a My Best Friend Jollibee bash, have a magical party at Jollitown, or channel their inner superhero with Batman.

Give your kids the happiest birthday celebration to remember and treat her to a Hello Kitty Jollibee Kids Party! Visit your nearest Jollibee store or log on to for more details.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Awesome Sunday at the NickJr. Play Date

On a slightly gloomy Sunday afternoon, right after Robin's Sunday school, we met up with my little sis and niece Donita (my Ate's daughter) and headed to Mall of Asia to attend an event for kids, the "NickJr. Play Date".

Although we just had our lunch, we had an early snack at 2 p.m. at Shakeys where we met Ms. Ginny Guanco of Stratworks. The kids enjoy the sumptuous snack and met a new friend too with co-blogger Michelle's daughter. We headed straight to the convention center which is situated at the South wing of the Mall of Asia.

The moment we arrived at the venue (SMX convention), the kids could no longer contain their excitement at the sight of various play areas and activity booths.  However, we have to find for our seats because the place is starting to get jam packed.  Fortunately, my son and niece were able to register for the game participants on the right side of the stage and will just have to wait in their seats for their turn.  Whereas, my sister and I shared a seat and continued on taking photos. 

There were lots of cool activities especially prepared for kids. The Backyardigans' booth is one of our favorites.  Robin and Donita had fun working on their spelling skills and won cute prizes.

Catching a fish  was more fun when joined with other kids plus they get another prize for every catch :)

Dora Explorer's "First Bike-Ride" was a hit too. My son really enjoyed his bike ride wearing a complete gear.

There were so many cool activities for everyone however, we also lend more time cheering for our kiddos when they joined the games onstage.

I'm one proud Mama when Robin's team won in "Bubble Guppies' Sea Rescuers" game. My son was in the first line and when his turn is done, he was excitingly cheering for his teammates. I was laughing and giving him thumbs up signs from afar all throughout the game period so when they won over the girls' team, I think I had the loudest cheer from the audience haha.  For this game, each of them in the team won (3) free passes to Ocean Adventure in Subic, yehey!!

My niece Donita is equally competitive too. Our little girl is so determined to win that she's very attentive to the game hosts' instructions and ignoring our call for photo-op of her. The effort was so worth it because her team won 2 bags loaded with Purefoods Chicken nuggets for each kid.

The 'winner' smiles :).

A photo before they went up the stage for the game.

Nick Jr. Play Date' sponsors who gave away lots of stuff and brought their fun mascots to mingle with the kids were Hapeee tooth paste, Purefoods Fun Nuggets, Ocean Adventure and Zesto.

The finale is the amazing dance number of Dora, Diego and Spongebob followed with a confetti blizzard.  We really had a blast at this year's NickJr. Play Date and hopefully we'll get to experience it again next year. :)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Product Review: Unilab's Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

I discovered Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub about two years ago and the tub’s packaging was in green label then.  Since then, I became a fan, I even bought quite a lot on Christmas of 2011 and gifted to my girlfriends.  

I actually recommended Asian Secrets Body Scrub to my friends before because of it’s exfoliating power that indeed gave my skin fair results after days of using it.  It works well when you use it before bathing and when the skin is still dry. You can already notice the smoothness of your skin after rinsing.  In my case I don’t need to use lotion after because my skin feels really smooth and soft already.

After some hiatus of not using body scrubs, I’m glad that Unilab send some samples for review.  I didn’t know that it has a new label already and if the variants are also different from the one that I used before.  I guess not because the scent is different and I actually like it more.  When I tried the variant with licorice and mulberry extract, I knew it smells better than the old one however, the texture and beads have the same effect on skin. The scrub work smoothly on the skin and doesn’t leave mine scratched or red unlike the other brand of scrubs I tried before.  After scrubbing, I usually leave it stay on for five minutes or while I work on my hair before rinsing.  Instantly, my skin feels softer and smoother on the first day of using it.

Should I continue using it? Of course! It did give me great results before and I’m sure Unilab has made their product even better to meet the changing demands for skin care products.  Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub is available in drug stores and supermarket nationwide.