FBN 10th Annual Christmas Party: A fun-filled and meaningful day

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its 10th Annual Christmas Party virtually last December 12.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members around the country and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac and Lariza Garcia.

The yearly event serves as a venue to reacquaint with fellow members around the country, celebrate the holiday season and create great new memories.

Just like last year, the gathering was conducted online and livestreamed within the official FBN group page. Aside from the exciting prizes given away during the virtual games and raffle draws, a couple of members received financial assistance to support them in their family medical emergency. Indeed, it was both a fun-filled and meaningful day at the same time.

Different PR groups and brands and individual sponsors were acknowledged during the event for supporting the online community in 2021 and hopefully for more years to come.

This year’s virtual event is made possible by the following generous donors: PR Partnerss – CAT PR, i55 Talent Hose, Page One, M2.0 Communications, Comm&Sense, ROAR Agile, GPS TV, BIOCOCO, Full Circle, Pro Communications Inc. Pro Solutions ,Full Circle and Ripple 8.Brand and Individual sponsors – Pacific Sunrise, Goodah!, Cebuana Llhuillier, Glorious Blend, Rex Education, Gur Lavi Corporation (Telavi); Dyna Drug Corporation, Diana Stalder, Sagada Harvest, Stevia Natural Sweetener, a number of fellow FBN members and public servants like Rep. Eric Yap of ACT-CIS partylist, Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District of Albay), Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st District of Samar). Rep. Mike Defensor of Anakalusugan partylist, General Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Deputy Commissioner Randy Escolango of the Philippine Insurance Commission.

With the great support and opportunities that FBN received this year from partners companies and brands, the group is looking forward to more campaigns and activities that members can join and engage with in the coming new year.

Let us claim that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. Cheers for more success and blessings!

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Radisson Collection unveils chic new hotel in Wuxi, China’s enchanting lakeside city

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Radisson Collection, Radisson Hotel Group’s anthology of iconic lifestyle hotels, has continued to expand its portfolio in China with the launch of Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi, a stylish and sophisticated new downtown hotel that puts guests in the heart of one of China’s most compelling cities.

Newly opened on 22 October 2021, Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi is nestled in the city’s Xishan district, just 20 minutes’ drive from Sunan Shuofang International Airport and 15 minutes from Wuxi Railway Station. From this prime location, visitors can uncover the soul of this waterfront city, which sits on the banks of Lake Taihu. Peaceful parks, waterfront walkways and enchanting temples are juxtaposed with a modern metropolis of soaring skyscrapers and high-tech business parks, making Wuxi a highly rewarding destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

Guests can stay in a choice of 318 spacious rooms or suites, ranging from the 40 sqm Collection Superior Rooms to the spectacular 258 sqm Presidential Suite, all featuring sleep-inducing beds, working areas, Nespresso coffee machines, fast Wi-Fi and smart bathroom fixtures. The Executive Lounge provides exclusive services and amenities on the 27th floor, overlooking the skyline.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi will also be the first to offer the brand’s new wellness concept, The Spa at Radisson Collection, which is designed to help guests achieve a better version of themselves. This immersive approach focuses on three areas – mood, mind and interaction – for holistic health and wellbeing. The hotel’s serene spa comprises massage and yoga spaces, a sauna and an indoor swimming pool with stunning views.

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Impressive dining and social experiences can be enjoyed at a choice of five restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining restaurant Maillard 69, the first 3D immersive restaurant in Wuxi; Lan Ting Ge, the Chinese restaurant that specializes in authentic Huai Yang cuisineJi Bai Qiu, the contemporary Japanese restaurant; and a whisky bar, Elaresanse. Meeting planners can host talk-of-the-town events in 2,400 sqm of flexible function venue space, including an 800-guest Grand Ballroom. Every stay will be underpinned by Radisson Collection’s unique “Yes, I Can!” service philosophy and the fine Chinese hospitality.

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“I am delighted to unveil Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi, as we continue to expand this exceptional collection across China. Following recent openings in Shanghai and Nanjing, this chic hotel represents another major milestone in our development. China is now home to five Radisson Collection hotels, more than any other country, which shows how Chinese owners and guests have embraced this flexible, locally-influenced concept,” said Gary Ye, Vice President, Operations, China, Radisson Hotel Group.

“Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi is a sleek and stylish hotel that exudes the grace of this lakeside city. With our spacious accommodation, five-star facilities and extensive event space, and we expect to become the destination-of-choice for experience-seeking leisure visitors, business travelers, corporate events and one-of-a-kind weddings. We look forward to welcoming the world to Wuxi,” commented Mike Zhang, Resident Manager, Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi.

One of the largest cities in Jiangsu province, Wuxi is located just 125 km from Shanghai and directly connected to this major metropolis by bullet train. Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi becomes the fifth Radisson Collection hotel in China, as this captivating brand continues to inspire guests across the country. It also marks Radisson Hotel Group’s second property in Wuxi, following Radisson Blu Resort Wetland Park Wuxi.

AYDA2020: Excellence despite the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic did not prove to be a barrier to excellence in this year’s submissions to the Asia Young Designer 2020 (AYDA2020) competition.  If anything, it may have even helped the students in coming up with innovative and empathic designs.

The theme for this year is FORWARD: HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN.  It reflects the need for designers to provide practical and socially-conscious design solutions for a rapidly growing population in a globalized world.  It encourages our students to create designs that transcend beauty – designs that also respond and empathize with the needs of the humans the spaces are being designed for.

More than 400 entries were received this year and so many designs were so inspiring that our judges had such difficulty trimming them down.  After reviewing all the boards and design statements and much discussion, they were able to choose the top 10 in Architecture and Interior Design.

AYDA2020 Panel of Judges

Every year, notables in the Architecture and Interior Design industry are brought together to assess the works of our talented students and to award the prize and internship opportunities.  Here are our judges for AYDA2020:

In Architecture:

  1. Ar. Leo Pariñas, President & CEO of LPPA Design Group (Head Judge)
  2. Ar. Boon Che Wee, Director at GRA Architects Malaysia
  3. Ar. Ana Mangalino-Ling, Partner & Associate at JSLA Architects
  4. Ar. Nina Bailon-Arce, Partner at Arce-Bailon-Arce Architects
  5. Ar. Ma. Benita Regala, Department Manager at Housing Technology Development Office National Housing Authority
  6. Ar. Eduardo Casares, UAP Chairman Committee on Commissions
  7. Ar. Renato Heray, UAP National President and Owner of RAH Architecture and Landscape Corporation
  8. Ar. Richard Garcia, Vice President of Visionarch

In Interior Design:

  1. IDr. Cara Marcelo, Founder of CMM Interior Design and Consultancy (Head Judge)
  2. IDr. Chat Fores, Founder of Chat Fores Design Studio
  3. IDr. FendarieSu, Founder of Santa Fe Interior Architecture SDH BHD
  4. IDr. Cynthia Almario, founder of Atelier Almario
  5. IDr. Ivy Almario, founders of Atelier Almario
  6. IDr. Michael Pizarro, Founder of Michael Pizarro Interior Design

Architecture Top 10

  1. BALSAHAN by Joana Marie L. Ramirez of Mapua University
  2. COMM[UNITY] by Kim Russel Manjares of Lyceum Of The Philippines University – Cavite
  3. ECOPOD by Reyanne April P. Cepriano of Bulacan State University
  4. ESKINITA by Yson Karl M. Dañez of Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  5. ESTERO RECYCLING HUB by Napoleon Marion Clarke F. Mui of the University of Santo Tomas
  6. GREEN ON GRID: THE TRIANGLE HOMES by Dhennies Rivas of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
  7. HU-MANGROVES PROJECT by John Briggs H. Gime of Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute Of Science And Technology
  8. PROJECT N.O.A.H. by Erol Kim Mandocdoc of Batangas State University
  9. SILONG by Paul John A. Jandoc of the University of Baguio
  10. THE CUBE: REHABILITATION OF DIVISORIA by Nikko S. Regalado of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

Interior Design Top 10

  1. BAGASSE MOUNTAIN RESORT by Margaret Therese S. Hagad of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
  2. BAKHAWAN by Ryan Japhet A. Gablines of the University of San Carlos
  3. COMPLEJO DE PLAZA by Jazel Lynn P. Ong of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
  4. KABAGTAO by James Marie Kyle O. Colina of the University of San Carlos – Cebu
  5. MEMORABILIA by Jazzy Caroline Q. Kho of the University of Santo Tomas
  6. PARAISO: THE ECO-SITIO by Renzo V. Montenegro of the University of San Carlos
  7. PIERIDAE CANCER CARE CENTER by Alyssa Len A. Rodriguez of the University of Santo Tomas
  8. PUNTA SALAG: SILOY ECO-RESERVE by Ynes Sofia A. Manguerra of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
  9. PUYANAN by Lauren Ghenrich L. Khoo of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
  10. TUKLAS by John Earo J. Roque of the University of Santo Tomas

AYDA2020 Winners

Each of the top 10 finalists a cash prize of ₱10,000 plus opportunities for internship.  On top of that, recipients of special awards receive additional prizes.

The Gold Award recipient will receive a cash prize of ₱50,000, internship opportunities, and will also represent the Philippines in the upcoming regional competition where he or she has the chance of winning the Platinum Award and be declared the Asia Young Designer of the Year.

The Silver Award recipient will receive a cash prize of ₱30,000 plus internship opportunities.

The recipient of the Best Green Innovation Award will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000.

The recipient of the Best Colour Choice Award will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000.

The recipient of the People’s Choice Award will receive a cash prize of ₱5,000.

The Best Mentor Award is given to the mentor of the Gold Award winner.  He or she will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000.

The award for Best Supporting College/University is given to the school with a finalist and has sent in the most entries.  They will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000 plus paint vouchers worth ₱10,000.

The award for Best College/University is given to the school of the Gold Award recipient.  They will receive a cash prize of ₱10,000 plus paint vouchers worth ₱10,000.

Special Awards

The recipients of the Best Colour Choice award are:

  • Nikko Regalado of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde in Architecture
  • Ryan Japhet Gablines of the University of San Carlos – Cebu in Interior Design

The recipients of the Best Green Innovation Award are:

  • Yson Karl Dañez of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Ynes Sofia Manguerra of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde

The People’s Choice Award is garnered from votes made by their supporters on the Nippon Paint Facebook Page.  They are:

  • Erol Kim Mandocdoc of Batangas State University in Architecture
  • Jazzy Caroline Kho of the University of Santo Tomas

The Best Supporting College/University goes to the school of a finalist who has sent in the most entries to the competition.  In both Architecture and Interior Design this award was given to De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Major Awards

The Silver Award is given to the finalist who placed second in their category.  They are:

  • Napoleon Marion Clarke Mui of the University of Santo Tomas in Architecture
  • Lauren Ghenrich Khoo of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde

The Gold Award is given to the finalist who placed first in their category.  They are:

  • Paul John Jandoc of the University of Baguio in Architecture
  • Margaret Therese Hagad of Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde in Interior Design

Paul John Jandoc and Margaret Therese Hagad will represent the Philippines at the upcoming regional competition where they have the chance to win the Platinum Award and get declared the Asia Young Designer Award for the Year!

The Best College/University goes to the school of the Gold Award winner.  At the same time, the Best Mentor Award goes to the mentor of the Gold Award winner.  They are Ar. Tim-Paul Villanueva of the University of Baguio in Architecture and IDr. Karol Ann Antonio of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Interior Design

Congratulations to all the winners! You make us all proud.

For more information about the Asia Young Designer Award, visit the website at https://www.youngdesigneraward.ph/ and the social media accounts as follows:


AVP Bloggers Party is an annual gathering of bloggers, writers, and influencers. It aims to create new and exciting content that can help brands to get more visibility online.

It’s a personal project of Ann Purificacion who is an advocate of helping small, medium, and big businesses. This annual event started as Ready Set Blog last 2016 in KL Tower Residences as a small gathering to connect bloggers.

Two years later in 2018, in partnership with Selah Garden Hotel, Ready Set Blog 2.0 was conducted. Participants learned more about improving blogs, SEO overview, phone photography, and a lot more.

AVP Bloggers Party 2019 held at Plantation Bar in Makati created another buzz as new emerging bloggers joined the event. International and local brands also introduced their products. 2021, Pandemic changed the way we do blogging but through the help of our sponsors and official venue partner, Selah Garden Hotel, a safe and fun mini-event was held.

Brands get to introduce or discuss more about their products to all influencers/bloggers and come up with new stories to share with their readers. AVP Bloggers Party is set for bigger things to come. AVP Bloggers Party 2021 wouldn’t be possible without the following sponsors:

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Lamudi Welcomes Avida Land as a Partner

Lamudi, the leading online property platform in the Philippines, welcomes top real estate developer Avida Land on the real estate platform. The partnership aims to tap a wider audience for Avida Land through a better online presence.

Partners in Making Dream Homes a Reality

Lamudi’s platform lists Avida Land’s properties online, opening the developer to millions of pageviews monthly and hundreds of thousands of leads. Ayala Land’s mid-range brand can promote its products to a wider audience, even those based abroad.

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are among the strongest markets of Avida Land. Lamudi’s data suggests that overseas interest in Philippine properties remain strong despite the pandemic. The US (47.23%), the Middle East (18.28%), Canada (12.05%), England (9.57%), Australia (9.93%), and Japan (2.93%) accounted for most of the overseas pageviews on Lamudi during the first half of 2019, with the regions maintaining their positions in the first half of 2020. As the developer helps migrant workers build dream homes, Lamudi enables the market to find it.

Buyers can choose among properties listed based on their unique lifestyle needs, location and aesthetic preferences, and budget. From house and lot developments to lot-only projects, condominium units, and even pre-selling units, OFWs will find a range of Avida Land offerings on the Lamudi platform.

Avida Land’s Aldea Grove Estates, Avida Towers Ardane, and Serin East Tagaytay are all available for inquiries on Lamudi.

The developer’s first residential project in Angeles City, Aldea Grove Estates is a 16-hectare community close to the city’s urban center and major roads. Avida Towers Ardane, on the other hand, is the second condominium project in South Park District—Avida’s first large scale, masterplanned, mixed-use development in Alabang, offering lifestyle essentials to residents. For dwellers who are looking to embrace the comfortable, vacation lifestyle, Avida Land’s Serin East Tagaytay is the perfect residence.

Lamudi likewise hosts the top-notch communities Avida Settings Batangas, Avida Towers Atria, and Avida Towers Riala. A family-friendly neighborhood, Avida Settings Batangas is filled with recreational amenities, making it ideal for raising kids. Meanwhile, professionals can find a comfortable home in Avida Towers Atria and Riala since both developments are at the heart of regional centers Iloilo City and Cebu City, respectively.

In this set-up, buyers can start house hunting without ever leaving or flying back home. Aside from the convenience, this increases their safety amid the current crisis.

With important details about Avida Land properties available on the platform, buyers can compare homes easily based on unit dimensions, number of bedrooms, and amenity inclusions. As they filter options, they speed up their search for the ideal home.

Lamudi provides Avida Land with an official partner badge on their developer page, easing the worries of property buyers who are keen on starting business transactions online. Through and through, the digital channel upholds the safety, security, and convenience Avida Land also promotes.

A Lifestyle of Being Ready for More

Aside from broader reach, Avida Land can showcase their brand on the Lamudi platform. Lamudi helps the developer showcase high-quality pictures and videos, as well as location maps and landmarks, to aid property seekers in envisioning what it’s like living in a space built by the Ayala Land subsidiary—all from the safety and security of their homes.

More than the 360 virtual tour experience, future residents can expect the best quality in the actual residence developed by a brand that champions inspiring and socially responsible lifestyle choices. For its 30th anniversary, Avida Land has once again partnered with local social enterprises Rags2Riches and Messy Bessy for an exclusive line of merchandise, with the objective of spreading awareness and support for community artisans and marginalized youth.

In line with shared aspirations for a better future, these partnerships reinforce one of Avida’s core thrusts, sustainability, as it expands its footprint nationwide: Rags2Riches and Messy Bessy promote sustainability not only with the materials that they use, but with their relationship with the communities that they support, in the same way that Avida has always developed sustainable communities and maintained a simple and seamless customer experience for its residents.

Moving into Avida Land communities, homeowners can feel the warmth of a Filipino home and embrace a ready-for-more lifestyle, taking on the 24/7 grind, milestone celebrations, and passion discoveries.

The Digital, New Norm

Lauding Avida Land’s move to the digital space, Lamudi supports the developer in celebrating its anniversary campaign Homepossible: Ready for More.

Part of the festivities were virtual learning sessions headed by Mr. Rex Mendoza, President and CEO of Rampver Financials. The talks centered on the real estate investments, helping property buyers make sound decisions in the midst of an uncertain future.

Participants were able to learn leasing, flipping, and reselling strategies useful for expanding business portfolios. There were also discussions about the new normal of real estate standards and living experience.

On October 24, Avida Land launched its designer living spaces by Gussy Design online. Through the 360 Showroom, property buyers can engage in virtual tours of the homes.

A fundraising virtual concert, meanwhile, will happen on October 30, featuring the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

A Powerhouse Partnership

Lamudi’s partnership with Avida Land shows two companies with an excellent reputation and proven track record coming together to continue the digitalization of the real estate industry. The real estate developer has won various awards through the years in Lamudi’s The Outlook: Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards. Back in 2017, Avida Settings Cavite earned the title Best Affordable Housing Development.

In 2018, Avida Towers Asten took the spotlight as the Best Premium Condo of the Year in Luzon for Trust and Reputation of Developer.

Avida Towers Makati Southpoint won the Best Premium Condo in 2019. Avida Southfield Settings Nuvali, meanwhile, bagged the title Best Affordable House.

This year and in the era of the new normal, the company is set on greater heights, collaborating with a property platform equally respected for its digital innovations.

Lamudi believes that together with Avida Land, they can propel the property industry forward, serve the market better, and make dream homes more accessible even amid the current crisis and the challenges ahead.

Visit Avida Land’s properties on Lamudihere.

Zilingo Appoints Shiela Mauricio as the Country Manager for the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The technology and commerce platform Zilingo Philippines has announced Shiela Mauricio as its new Country Manager. In her position, Mauricio will spearhead Zilingo’s continued business operations, strategy execution, and drive profitability, growth for it’s Philippines chapter.

Shiela Mauricio was one of the very first employees at Zilingo Philippines joining in 2018 and leading the company’s growth and expansion fronts in the country. With her hands-on approach in managing end-to-end operations, Mauricio brings forth over 25 years of business development and sales experience to Zilingo.

“I’m happy and thrilled to be working with the young and diverse minds of Zilingo Philippines. I believe that the company has a lot of potential in the country, especially in the B2B sector. I take this huge opportunity as a means to contribute my experience and add value to Zilingo’s impressive growth trajectory and grow alongside in the process. I would like to sincerely thank our CEO, Ankiti Bose (Zilingo) for entrusting me with this immense responsibility and encouraging the way for women in leadership positions,” said Mauricio, who was previously the Head of Commercial for the ZPH.

In her prior position at Zilingo, Mauricio led to the execution of sales strategy in the Philippines, and on-boarded numerous big clients like Silver Kingdom, Havaianas, Plains and Prints, and Avel Bacudio’s exclusive Athleisure line in partnership with Filipino prime actor, Alden Richards.

An industry veteran, Mauricio has a rich expertise serving various e-commerce businesses such as Ensogo Philippines, Living Social and PPC Asia Corp. She has previously worked with iconic and premier brands such as Bloomingdales and Harvey Nicols during her almost half-decade stint in Dubai.

Jane Camus Knof Mrs. Model Mom Universe 2020-2021 Advocacy rooted in charity

Jane Camus Knof has pageant blood running in her veins. Her paternal aunt, Evelyn Camus,
who won Binibining Pilipinas-International in 1971, placed 2nd runner-up in the Miss
International finals. True to her blood she placed 2nd runner-up in the Mrs. Abu Dhabi pageant
in 1997.

She, however, joined the pageant circuit not for the glamour but for its charitable
causes. That’s why her title as Mrs. Noble Advocacy Queen 2019 couldn’t be more apt.
Born in Maasin, Southern Leyte where she finished her elementary years, she and her family
moved to Metro Manila where she grew up and continued her studies. She attended the Far
Eastern University and the MMC where she obtained her medical technology degree. Even at a
young age, and from a family of means, she is fondly remembered as somebody who shares
whatever things she has, especially food. And the habit stayed on.

As the reigning Mrs. Model Mom Universe (MMMU), Jane is a charitable person and willing
helps, quietly, most of the time – a virtue at the very core of the pageant organization’s platform.
MMMU believes there is beauty in helping people. “I believe in a platform that helps others in
need,” shared the 53-year-old mother of four. I was born in Maasin, Southern Leyte and
finished my elementary in Cebu City and moved to Manila. As a continuing gesture, Jane is
extending her generosity to the Badiang Elementary School in Maasin, Southern Leyte, where
her mom used to teach.

Married to John Knof, a retired aircraft engineer, the couple live in Clearwater, Florida, home to
North America’s most beautiful beachfronts. Jane has been invited to be part of pageant jurors
in Dubai, Bahrain, Missouri and Kansas in the USA, as well as the Philippines.
A nurse, medical technologist, and cellulite therapist by profession, Jane is the second
appointed titleholder to wear the MMMU crown. She follows the footsteps of Malaysian queen
Claire See who blazed a beautiful trail in 2019. The next MMMU local and international
pageants will unfold in the last quarter of 2021.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jane frequently visits the country. She’s here every two months
or so. “I want to be remembered as someone who gives a helping hand, even without a beauty
title to speak of,” Jane said at the close of our overseas phone call.

With Ms. Christi Lynn McGarry With her husband John Knof
(Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015)                             

Aloe Vera, The Clean Beauty Holy Grail Reshaping Hair Care

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As attractive as they look like in a pot, aloe vera plants have been hailed as a natural ingredient with many positive skin benefits for thousands of years. Aloe vera leaves are full of gel-like texture that are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Aloe Vera also contains enzymes that repair dead skin cells, while moisturizing the skin.

It is rich in vitamins C and E which are nutrients that improve the skin’s elasticity, for a firmer and youthful look.Back in 2018, the rise of aloe vera gel tubs have taken over the Philippine beauty community. Aloe vera’s ability to soothe and provide hydration to the skin, boosted its popularity in the ever-humid country. And now aloe vera is proving to be an effective ingredient not only for the skin care world, but also the hair care industry. Experience Plant Powered Showers with the Benefits of Aloe VeraIn its raw form, aloe vera can be used as a mild cleansing agent that gets rid of dirt and product build-up, while leaving hair smooth and with more volume.

But if you’re not into rubbing plant leaves on your hair, you can also experience #PlantPowerInEveryShower with Herbal Essences bio:renew blend shampoos that contain real aloe vera, kelp, and histidine. It hydrates each strand to provide frizz control, adds shine, and nourishes dry hair — making hair soft, manageable, and smelling great. Herbal Essences bio:renew shampoos are crafted with an amino acid called histidine, which acts as superfood for the hair trapping and neutralizing the elements that can cause damage in the hair — such as pollution, sun exposure, and even shower water.

With the power of aloe vera, and other plant based ingredients, Herbal Essences bio:renew shampoos are pH-balanced and free of parabens, silicone, and colorants which make it color-safe to use for color-treated hair to bring out it’s natural beauty. Clean Beauty Transparency in Every BottleTransparency and sustainability are at the core of Herbal Essences bio:renew. As a catalyst for clean beauty, Herbal Essences continues with its mission to provide safe and non-toxic hair care options.

And with the continued commitment to ingredient transparency in every bottle, all the high-quality botanicals and REAL plant extracts used are harvested sustainably and responsibly through various partners from all over the world. So, when they put a plant on our bottle label, it means it’s truly in there. Plus, all other plant and mineral ingredients undergo limited processing, which ensures a minimal blow on the carbon footprint. It’s never too late to join the clean beauty community this holiday season. Treat your scalp and hair with the best of nature and science in a bottle.Shop the Herbal Essences bio:renew range through Lazada or Shopee and experience #PlantPowerInEveryShower.

I-level up ang saya ng pamilya

“Basta sama-sama, okay na.”
‘Yan siguro ang everyday nating reminder sa sarili. Iba ang lakas na binibigay kapag kasama natin ang mga loved ones, lalo na kapag nasisiguro natin na healthy sila at happy. Dahil dito, araw-araw natin goal na makadiscover ng mga wais tips for the family na may value for money. Tulad na lang ng topic na paano nga ba mas magiging bongga ang kasayahan sa bahay? Paano nga ba magiging panalo ang bonding ng family? Ang susi ay nasa TV! Siguraduhin na ito ay para sa lahat. Need mo ba ng idea? Ito na ‘yun!

1. ‘Pag panalo ang kids, panalo si mommy at daddy
Life tip: Blue’s Clues never fails. Sure na sure ang energy ng mga bata sa pagsama nila kay Josh and Blue sa kanilang mga adventures. Bonus pa dahil si Kuya Josh ay isang ultimate Pinoy Pride at siguradong kaaaliwan ng mga chikiting. Marami pang available na shows to choose from sa Nickelodeon, p’wedeng-p’wede rin mamili ang mga kids sa Boomerang at Cartoon Network para sa nonstop saya maghapon!

2.    Social media break? Foreign fix muna ate at kuya!
No problem kung magpahinga sa newsfeeds ang mga millennials, siguradong ‘di sila maiinip sa mga palabas ng AXN at Warner TV. Sa Star Girl pa lang, sure na hindi ka na makakabitaw. Panoorin si Courtney Whitmore at kung paano n’ya gagamitin ang kapangyarihan ng Cosmic Staff, tiyak na makakarelate sila ate at kuya sa kan’yang extra-special na adulting journey.

3.    Sari-saring feelings ba ang hanap ninyo? Sagot na ‘yan ng mga local channels natin!
Pasayahin ang araw-araw with kilig, tuwa, at excitement na hatid ng mga local channels.  Sino ba namang makakalimot sa classic characters na sina Marimar at Sergio? Isa lang ‘yan sa mapapanood sa One Screen, ang channel kung saan mapapanood ang mga pelikula at teleseryeng tinangkilik mo noon hanggang ngayon. Winner din ang sports action sa PBA Rush at One Sports+, at siguradong malilibang naman ang mga m’yembro ng family sa mga palabas ng Colours at Sari Sari. S’yempre, for the latest news updates mula sa mga batikang news presenters, available lagi ang One PH at One News daily.

4.    Basta sama-sama, ok to the max ang saya!  

Walang tatalo sa bonding na buo at sama-sama. At ano bang effective to fulfill this but an exciting TV night ‘di ba? For example, tiyak na panalo ang July ng pamilya sa pagsunod sa adventures ni Sabrina sa ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’, available sa HITS channel. Marami ring panalong options for the family sa VIVA, Pinoy Box Office, at Celestial Movie Pinoy.
Saktong sakto dahil lahat ng mga ito ay available sa SatLite, ang pinaka-affordable na prepaid digital Pay-TV service powered by Cignal. Makakapanood ka na nang mas malinaw at mas maraming channels sa abot-kayang halaga. Siguradong magiging mas masaya ang bonding moments kasama ang iyong pamilya!
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Fake News Spread Like a Pandemic

As the Philippines turns its eyes to the COVID-19 outbreak, misinformation about the coronavirus spreads like a pandemic disease on social media.

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