Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) opens doors of opportunities to PWDs

Most companies would think twice about employing Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) when they can hire people who are perfectly able. But for Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI), providing work to PWDs also benefits companies and their employees.

BAVI is one of the local companies that have partnered with Unilab Foundation for Project Inclusion, a program that helps PWDs obtain and sustain jobs in an actual work environment, giving them renewed hope and confidence in their talents and abilities.

Aljune Atok suffers from visual impairment, having completely lost sight in his left eye. Despite his condition, the 26-year-old has found work at BAVI and has been a junior programmer in the information systems department for nearly a year.

Aljune grew up in Leyte. After earning his college degree and finishing with Latin honors, he went to Manila to find a good paying job. He recounts that at first, he had to face the fear of discrimination.

“Hindi naman nila sinasabi directly, pero alam mo na ‘yon ang ibig nilang sabihin. Bakit nga naman kasi sila mag-i-invest sa ganito, kung pwede naman sila mag-hire ng abled,” said Aljune.

However, Aljune did not allow this fear to hamper his goal of landing a permanent job with regular pay. Through his perseverance and determination, he was endorsed by a former superior to Project Inclusion, which later on brought him to BAVI.
“What we admire most about Aljune is his attitude towards work. He goes to work every day, eager to learn more and develop new skills,” shared Senior Supervisor Alistair Javillonar. He added that the team is inspired by Aljune’s behaviour and they believe in his ability to perform beyond his disability.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


This is a total OMG moment when I heard the news on TV today, Finally, Celine Dion’s much awaited concert here in the Philippines is pushing through after it was cancelled last year. The world-renowned singer is set to perform live in Manila on July 19 at the Mall of Asia Arena and I will not be surprised if the tickets sale will run out fast.

My fan girl heart is gushing over it, I couldn’t contain the excitement and as early as now, I am day dreaming I am seating right in front of her, listening to her while she sings her iconic songs. More than being the legendary singer of Titanic’s movie theme song, Celine Dion’s ‘I Love You Goodbye‘ has become the go-to-song of the broken-hearted souls, and that includes me? Haha I don’t know but the song is just right everything about the ‘feels‘.  And I guess all her songs indeed made a big impact to a lot of people’s lives whether inlove or out of love.  I think I want to thank her too just now for I was able to bounce back immediately from being misserable when I experience those so called heart-aches when I was stil a kid at heart. Because now I realize  a lot of jokes happen during your your childhood and somehow, there’s a Celine Dion who will make you wait for your own forever in time, through her songs...ansabeh??!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jollibee celebrates milestone 40th year with anniversary anthem featuring Gary Valenciano and Sarah Geronimo

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano and Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo join forces for a one-of-a-kind collaboration that capture the joy-filled stories of Filipinos to mark the 40th anniversary of the country’s number one fast food chain.

Apat na Dekada. Jollibee marks 40 years of spreading joy with a new anniversary jingle,
performed by two of the country’s biggest stars, Gary Valenciano and Sarah Geronimo. 

Entitled ‘Apat na Dekada’, the upbeat and heart-warming song encapsulates four decades of joyful moments shared with generations of Filipinos who have made Jollibee a part of their lives. The song was composed by Thyro Alfaro in collaboration with Jollibee’s creative agency, McCann World Group Philippines.

For the past 40 years, Jollibee has been a home to stars who have served as their brand ambassadors. The stellar list includes Sarah and Gary who headlined some of the most memorable Jollibee campaigns but none quite as special as the 40th anniversary anthem.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Take SM Cinema On the Go with New App

Your favorite cinema is now app-cesible! Skip the long lines and go straight to your movie – SM Cinema launches its free app for quicker reservations and paperless movie tickets.

SM Cinema developed its very own app that allows you to find your preferred movie at the nearest theatre, reserve or purchase your tickets in seconds and directly enter the cinema through a QR code that you could scan at the gate. You can avoid arriving early, waiting in line, or printing your ticket at the booth and focus on the movie magic instead.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Unilab’s New Athena Milk and Crave Healthy Snacks for Women

Now that the feast is over and the season of ‘every-day-chit-day’ has come to an end, it is like a regular rule to go back to healthy eating or at least include it (for the nth time every year J) to our New Year’s resolution.  Because I’m a firm believer that diet should not be in any way boring, I am glad that Unilab has these products that could support our needs for healthy snack and beverage that you can’t even feel you are depriving yourself – the Athena Milk and Crave Healthy J.