Calling All  High School Batch ‘ 71 Grads  of St. Mary’s College QC

“SULYAP : ISANG BALIK TANAW  Virtual Grand Reunion”

St. Mary’s College Quezon City Alumni Foundation, Inc., will hold its 2021 Virtual Grand Alumni

Homecoming of the St. Mary’s College Quezon City, to be hosted by the Silver Jubilarians Grade School  Batch ’92 and High School Batch ’96.

Calling all Golden Jubilarians GS  ’67 and HS  ’71  ( IV-Pearl, IV-Aquamarine, IV-Sapphire and IV-Carnelian),Join and Celebrate!!!  For more information, contact Vangee Andrada-Palileo at 09175399828 ( Viber),  email :;  Venny Ayalde-Infante at  09178450403 (Viber) and  SMCQC  ’71 on facebook.

The 2021 Virtual Grand Alumni Homecoming (via zoom) is happening on November 27, 2021, 10  in the morning (Manila Time), with the theme : ‘SULYAP : ISANG BALIK TANAW” – with program, entertainment and raffle for all  attendees.


This year’s event is supported by media partners : and PinoySandbox.

Yaki Yaki Now in the Philippines

4th Branch Opens

Yaki Yaki – From Dotonbori in Osaka, Japan.

The first Yakisoba-Takoyaki-in-one-serving  concept in the Philippines ( for more information, call our Franchise hotline 0956-7791150), opens its 4th branch located at CAA Road, Las Pinas City. Know the secrets behind the success of our brand even during the pandemic!

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Reader’s Digest Releases List of Most Trusted Brands in PH for 2021

The world is still living in interesting times—with the ongoing pandemic still posing risks and consequently, governments around the world imposing lockdowns to flatten the curve. Despite the challenges, consumers still go on to live their lives, whether inside their homes or in controlled workplace setups.

Amid the new normal, the time of the year has come for Reader’s Digest Asia to recognize the Most Trusted Brands in Asia. For the 23rd year, different brands from across the region are being recognized for their unrelenting commitment to win the trust and loyalty of their most valued consumers.

Just like in the previous years, Reader’s Digest commissioned an independent online poll conducted by market research firm Catalyst Research to identify the brands that continue to win the hearts of consumers amid the new normal. Over 8,000 respondents from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan filled out questionnaires to identify the brands they continue to trust from more than 50 product/service categories.

“Perhaps, more than any other year previously, trust has been the guiding human emotion we’ve all had to rely on to navigate through our day safely,” said Reader’s Digest Asia Editor-in-Chief Louise Waterson. “For the brands themselves, trust matters when it comes to weathering a crisis, and ultimately, trust is built on the traditional foundations of quality, consistency, honesty, and delivering on your promises.”

Waterson also underlined the importance of keeping a good relationship between brands and consumers. “In terms of the current situation, with this pandemic, that also means getting proactive and reaching out to your customers like never before. It’s very much about maintaining a relationship with that particular individual.”

For the Philippines, the Most Trusted Brands were exclusively revealed in the June 2021 issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines. These winners are being recognized for continuously working hard to keep the relationship they have built through the years and for assuring the valued consumers that they remain on their side despite the odds.

Gold Trusted Brands

These brands are outstanding, based on their consumers’ perceptions. Thus, these have earned scores that are comparatively higher than other brands in the same category. Some of those in the list are:

  • J&T Express – Airfreight/Courier Service
  • BDO – Personal/Consumer Loan; Investment Fund Company
  • Manulife – Life Insurance
  • Acer – Personal Computer
  • Baguio Oil – Cooking Oil
  • Citibank – Credit Card Issuing Bank
  • Ideal Vision Center – Optical Shop/Store
  • Orocan – Plasticware
  • Sharp – Air Purifier; Washing Machine
  • Whirlpool – Washing Machine
  • ABS-CBN – TV Network

Platinum Trusted Brands

These brands have performed exceptionally, as indicated by their consumers’ perception. In the poll, the following brands (among others) have attained scores that exceed those of their nearest competitors:

  • Sun Life – Life Insurance; Investment Fund Company
  • BDO – Bank; Credit Card Issuing Bank
  • Executive Optical – Optical Shop/Stores
  • Mercury Drug – Pharmacy/Drugstore
  • GMA Network – TV Network
  • Uratex – Mattress
  • Goodyear – Tires
  • Macao Imperial Tea – Milk Tea Shop

The complete list of Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands & Most Trusted Personalities are exclusively published in the June issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines.

Remedio sa Lamig?!

Feeling unwell, tired and with cough and colds? “Mabigat ang pakiramdam? Parang magkakasakit?Trangkaso na yan!… The only remedy is Lola Remedios  ang Remedio sa Lamig! #lolacares

A traditional , but now blended in a convenient, ready-to drink sachet, 100% Herbal and Natural ingredients. A food supplement syrup , all natural ready to drink food supplement.

With all natural ingredients such as Ginger, honey, fennel, mint and clove that soothe your throat

How to drink? Shake well; Tear-off the sachet; and Drink directly from the sachet. This is for adults only.

On the go ang “Lola Remedios” you can put it in your wallet like your maintenance meds. #lolacares

PH Real Estate Industry Embraces the New Normal

Meta description (max. 150 characters): From new buyers’ needs to changes in business operations, the Lamudi Roundtable Series covered important industry issues brought by the pandemic.

In a first, Lamudi held its latest installment to The Outlook Roundtable Series via a virtual platform on September 10, 2020. Called On the Horizon: Real Estate Leaders on Market Recovery, the discussion featured various industry leaders in three tracks.

Digital Transformation for Business

For the first track of the conference, Deborah Ong, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Lamudi, facilitated the conversation, centering on Revive: Property Investment in the Post-Pandemic World. The property experts noted big changes in their internal operations to cater to the demands of the buyers amid the pandemic.

“Digital transformation has been forced upon us,” Julius Guevarra, VP for Corporate Planning at D.M. Wenceslao said, acknowledging that online solutions are a necessity now to sustain operations.

For Damosa Land, virtual staging has become a core element of their marketing campaign when the lockdown happened, VP Cary Lagdameo shared. In August, as the community quarantine measures eased, they were able to shoot broker-guided tours.

Meanwhile, Robinsons Homes has explored other types of content to connect with buyers. “We’ve innovated on how we can reach out to them in terms of the remote arrangement we have right now. We’re actually creating tools to do that, like for example, we’ve started doing drone shots for all our provincial developments,” MicoRacelis, Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Homes said.

Franco Soberano, EVP and COO of Cebu Landmasters Inc., noted the huge demand for properties in May. One of the triggers, he believes, is their efforts to make it easier for buyers to learn about the products.

“The demand is sustained, or even growing,” he said.

Right Response to the Crisis

After the first panel discussion, Lamudi launched the latest episode of On the House: Small Talk with Big Bosses for the track Reimagine: Real Estate in the New Normal. This featured Arch. Henry Yap, Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Land Corporation, talking about the right attitude in times of difficulty.

“If we believe that the crisis will just end without any intervention, that will not happen. We shouldn’t put them aside. We should confront them and react accordingly,” Yap said.

Emphasizing the value of looking back at past experiences, he pointed out that the learnings can help make informed decisions during crises.

Emerging Buyer Demands

Meanwhile, the third track of the virtual conference focused on Redesign: Buoying the Market through Changes with facilitator Mark Bailey, Corporate Accounts Lead of Lamudi.

One of the key insights discussed was the shift in property seekers’ preferences. Given the new normal, many are prioritizing convenience, technology, and health safety.

“During the pandemic and the stringent lockdowns, many have seen the value of living in mixed use developments or at least being near and having easy access to groceries, banks, offices, and medical facilities,” said TekSamaniego, Editor of Philippine Daily Inquirer Property.

In terms of technology, Tomas Lorenzo, President and CEO of Torre Lorenzo Development Corp., mentioned that more have been increasingly interested in residential buildings that have high-speed internet, especially in the student market segment.

Earlier, Lamudi reported in its latest trend report that connectivity amenities have been a strong consideration among aspiring homeowners.

For Emma Imperial, Group Chair and CEO at Imperial Homes Group of Companies, the tech preference comes in the form of stronger interest for solar-powered homes. Two months after the lockdown began in March, her company experienced sales growth.

“The sales [reached] 40 percent higher than our pre-COVID performance,” she mentioned.

Prioritizing one’s well-being, people have been considering healthy buildings, according to Joey Bondoc, Senior Research Manager of Colliers International Philippines.

“It’s very important now that you are in a building where there’s enough sanitation, enough sunlight. If you’re in a condo, you have to make sure that your property manager is implementing enough safety protocols,” he said.

Given the social distancing measures, he added that investors, especially overseas Filipino workers, are looking for bigger spaces.

Property experts saw a shift in buyers demographics as well. Raphael Felix, Chairman of the Board of Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) and President and CEO of Phinma Properties, noted that millennials have been busy in the real estate scene. He said, “We used to have an average age of 30 to 40. Our 20-to-30-year-old market segment has doubled in the last three months.”

New Property Hotspots

Aside from real estate features, preference for location has likewise shifted. Bondoc said that businesses are expanding to Cebu, Iloilo, and Pampanga.

Meanwhile, aspiring homeowners are leaning towards provincial cities, especially the affordable segment. Soberano of Cebu Landmasters shared, “We’re very pleased that [the demand is] coming from a lot of regional markets, like Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete.”

“These regional centers are the first to bounce back from the crisis,” he emphasized.

This virtual panel discussion is in partnership with Dyson, Kone, Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Colliers Philippines, Subdivision and Housing Division Association, Inc., and the official broadcast media partner, ANC.

Clickhere to watch the videos on-demand for the month of September.


NOVUHAIR®, the country’s leading natural hair loss solution, supports the nation in highlightingthe importance of a healthy and balanced nutrition amidst the ongoing health crisis.

NOVUHAIR® partnered with Chefy Wifey’s Kitchen and cooked up something, literally.Consistent with the brand’s advocacy, the “Food for the Hair” mini-program shall offer four (4) video demo episodes on how to prepare practical, nutritious and easy-to-do meals at home, focusing on ingredients that support healthy hair and prevent hair loss.

The initial episode features VIP Nutrition CoachMichelle Co-Huertas’ Chicken Afritada with Boiled Egg, a Filipino staple recipe loaded with nutrients and vitamins essential in achieving the best hair growth goal.

Chefy Wifey’s Kitchen prepared with TLC 100 packs and donated them to the hospital medical staff of the Philippine General Hospital in the city of Manila.

Try this healthy bite recipe and makehappy faces at home:

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