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Friday, December 15, 2017




Watch the full video here: #PinakamagandangRegalo
Filipinos enjoy cherishing the times we share with family, friends, and loved ones especially during the holiday season. For the majority, the best memories are created inside the bedroom where family members bond or catch up with each other before they call it a day.

Giving salute to the importance of family traditions, Uratex, who is celebrating 50 years this 2018 unveiled a Christmas-themed video to celebrate family memories made inside the bedroom, their common area of solitude, and the bed, a central and key witness to that celebration.

The video starts by showing a young man longing for the love and company of their mother, supposedly an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). He has not seen her as she has not come home for the past three years working overseas. Not a day passes that the young man misses his mother, where he shared many fun and memorable moments with her while at his bedroom during his childhood. And now that Christmas is near, the longing is felt more than ever.

Meanwhile, the young man’s elder brother also does his best to overcome his yearning for their mother’s presence by focusing all his strength on his job. He silently cares for his brother’s needs and sees to it that his younger brother continues to strive to be the best individual that he can be. But like his younger brother, he misses his mother as well.

Alas, their wish was granted on Christmas Day when, as they try to celebrate Christmas just like in the previous years without their mother, they were pleasantly surprised with her arrival. The joy in the younger brother’s eyes was evident with their mother’s presence in a special time such as Christmas, finally, as one family.

For the elder brother, the arrival of their mother was the perfect time to tell her that he is now ready to take on the responsibility of caring for the family’s needs. With their mother’s long-awaited homecoming, it will be the perfect opportunity to create new memories again together—as one family.

Uratex Philippines, the undisputed leader in the foam manufacturing industry believes that family love and comfort are always at the forefront in the tradition of selfless care and service to the Filipinos. Uratex believes that family love, caring and looking out for the welfare and greater comfort of each other is vital.  Each Uratex bed provides ultimate comfort to promote a healthful and relaxed sleep night after night. This helps invigorate the body so it will remain fit and fully charged to make each family member ready to face life’s daily challenges.

For Uratex founders Robert and Natividad Y. Cheng, the products that they’ve developed over the past five decades have been uncompromising when it comes to celebrating the beauty of love and life. Each mattress that rolls out of the company’s manufacturing facilities is the result of the Chengs’ vision to share comfort with every Filipino. With constant innovation, Uratex products remain synonymous to rest and relaxation, love and comfort.

After their mother’s arrival, what special Yuletide celebration awaits the two sons? Watch this special video courtesy of Uratex Philippines produced by Mode Devi Media Group in collaboration with Project Geekid Productions & Wonderlast Film. For more of Uratex, visit www.uratex.com.ph or follow them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/UratexPhilippines.

Uratex Supports and Promotes The Value Of Sharing Moments Together




Watch the full video here: #PinakamagandangRegalo
Filipinos enjoy cherishing the times we share with family, friends, and loved ones especially during the holiday season. For the majority, the best memories are created inside the bedroom where family members bond or catch up with each other before they call it a day.

Giving salute to the importance of family traditions, Uratex, who is celebrating 50 years this 2018 unveiled a Christmas-themed video to celebrate family memories made inside the bedroom, their common area of solitude, and the bed, a central and key witness to that celebration.

The video starts by showing a young man longing for the love and company of their mother, supposedly an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). He has not seen her as she has not come home for the past three years working overseas. Not a day passes that the young man misses his mother, where he shared many fun and memorable moments with her while at his bedroom during his childhood. And now that Christmas is near, the longing is felt more than ever.

Meanwhile, the young man’s elder brother also does his best to overcome his yearning for their mother’s presence by focusing all his strength on his job. He silently cares for his brother’s needs and sees to it that his younger brother continues to strive to be the best individual that he can be. But like his younger brother, he misses his mother as well.

Alas, their wish was granted on Christmas Day when, as they try to celebrate Christmas just like in the previous years without their mother, they were pleasantly surprised with her arrival. The joy in the younger brother’s eyes was evident with their mother’s presence in a special time such as Christmas, finally, as one family.

For the elder brother, the arrival of their mother was the perfect time to tell her that he is now ready to take on the responsibility of caring for the family’s needs. With their mother’s long-awaited homecoming, it will be the perfect opportunity to create new memories again together—as one family.

Uratex Philippines, the undisputed leader in the foam manufacturing industry believes that family love and comfort are always at the forefront in the tradition of selfless care and service to the Filipinos. Uratex believes that family love, caring and looking out for the welfare and greater comfort of each other is vital.  Each Uratex bed provides ultimate comfort to promote a healthful and relaxed sleep night after night. This helps invigorate the body so it will remain fit and fully charged to make each family member ready to face life’s daily challenges.

For Uratex founders Robert and Natividad Y. Cheng, the products that they’ve developed over the past five decades have been uncompromising when it comes to celebrating the beauty of love and life. Each mattress that rolls out of the company’s manufacturing facilities is the result of the Chengs’ vision to share comfort with every Filipino. With constant innovation, Uratex products remain synonymous to rest and relaxation, love and comfort.

After their mother’s arrival, what special Yuletide celebration awaits the two sons? Watch this special video courtesy of Uratex Philippines produced by Mode Devi Media Group in collaboration with Project Geekid Productions & Wonderlast Film. For more of Uratex, visit www.uratex.com.ph or follow them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/UratexPhilippines.

Posted at 3:55 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, December 11, 2017


Lunchbox Diet delivers healthy, calorie-counted meals in Metro Manila based on a weekly menu planned and prepared by experienced chefs and highly trained kitchen staff.



It is the perfect solution for:
People who want to lose weight/maintain their ideal weight but don’t want to live off lettuce and crackers
Sports enthusiasts and athletes who need to be on a special diet for training or competition
Busy individuals who want to eat healthy but don't have time to cook and want to avoid fast food
People searching for convenience, flexibility, and variety in their daily meals
People who want to eat healthy food, at a good price, with awesome taste


Meal Plans:

Customers can choose between REGULAR or LOW-CARB meal plans with different calorie counts namely 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2000 calories per day. LBD’s in-house dietician is also ready to assist customers if they are not sure what meal plan is appropriate for their lifestyle or fitness goal.


Ordering & Delivery Options:

Lunchbox Diet offers very flexible ordering and delivery options.

Customers can order for a minimum of 3 days and 2 meals for each day. Ingredient substitution is also available at a reasonable charge. They can also choose “Day-Before-Delivery” or “On-the-Day” delivery within Metro Manila depending on their address.



Try Lunchbox Diet Today!

For more than three years, Lunchbox Diet has stayed true to its promise of helping customers achieve a healthier lifestyle through thoughtfully prepared meals conveniently delivered to their homes and offices.



Visit Lunchbox Diet at http://lunchboxdiet.com.ph/ or on Facebook: LunchboxDietPH. For orders, call or text customer service at 0917 809 3196.

Lunchbox Diet Meals, An Easy Way To Eat Healthy


Lunchbox Diet delivers healthy, calorie-counted meals in Metro Manila based on a weekly menu planned and prepared by experienced chefs and highly trained kitchen staff.



It is the perfect solution for:
People who want to lose weight/maintain their ideal weight but don’t want to live off lettuce and crackers
Sports enthusiasts and athletes who need to be on a special diet for training or competition
Busy individuals who want to eat healthy but don't have time to cook and want to avoid fast food
People searching for convenience, flexibility, and variety in their daily meals
People who want to eat healthy food, at a good price, with awesome taste


Meal Plans:

Customers can choose between REGULAR or LOW-CARB meal plans with different calorie counts namely 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2000 calories per day. LBD’s in-house dietician is also ready to assist customers if they are not sure what meal plan is appropriate for their lifestyle or fitness goal.


Ordering & Delivery Options:

Lunchbox Diet offers very flexible ordering and delivery options.

Customers can order for a minimum of 3 days and 2 meals for each day. Ingredient substitution is also available at a reasonable charge. They can also choose “Day-Before-Delivery” or “On-the-Day” delivery within Metro Manila depending on their address.



Try Lunchbox Diet Today!

For more than three years, Lunchbox Diet has stayed true to its promise of helping customers achieve a healthier lifestyle through thoughtfully prepared meals conveniently delivered to their homes and offices.



Visit Lunchbox Diet at http://lunchboxdiet.com.ph/ or on Facebook: LunchboxDietPH. For orders, call or text customer service at 0917 809 3196.

Posted at 10:53 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Sunday, December 10, 2017



One Music Popssss Presented by Vivo concludes Vivo, the fastest growing global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography in smartphones, collaborated with One Music PH for Popssss, an online show that is part of the roster of shows of ABS-CBN’s One Music PH. Popssss, powered by Vivo Philippines, featured fresh and seasoned talents in the local music scene. The first season of Popssss, which launched in February this year, featured former child star and now soap opera star and recording artist Alexa Ilacad in its successful pilot episode with Vivo influencer Inigo Pascual hosting the program.

Ultimate Teen Heartthrob Inigo and Pinoy Boyband contender Tony Labrusca

Vivo Philippines brand endorser and Ultimate Teen Hearthriob Inigo made a fantastic host, leading the show alongside another Vivo influencer and former Pinoy Boyband contender Tony Labrusca. The tandem added flavor and pizzazz to the program with their unshakeable energy and talent. Popssss was a milestone show for Inigo as it paved the way for a digital concert with Maris Racal whom Inigo shares a blossoming love team with. Maris Racal is also one of the new faces of Vivo family.
               
Vivo endorser Inigo Pascual taking a perfect selfie with the fans

Popssss is just one of the many promotional stints of Vivo, in an effort to further reach out to the selfie-centric audience. Vivo, through their smartphone products, believes in the power of self-expression, very much akin to the talents showcased in Popssss. Season 3 of Popssss, which aired September 19 was co-presented by Vivo Philippines and another season will unveil very soon.

About Vivo
A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments.

  For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Vivo Presents: Iñigo Pascual and Tony Labrusca



One Music Popssss Presented by Vivo concludes Vivo, the fastest growing global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography in smartphones, collaborated with One Music PH for Popssss, an online show that is part of the roster of shows of ABS-CBN’s One Music PH. Popssss, powered by Vivo Philippines, featured fresh and seasoned talents in the local music scene. The first season of Popssss, which launched in February this year, featured former child star and now soap opera star and recording artist Alexa Ilacad in its successful pilot episode with Vivo influencer Inigo Pascual hosting the program.

Ultimate Teen Heartthrob Inigo and Pinoy Boyband contender Tony Labrusca

Vivo Philippines brand endorser and Ultimate Teen Hearthriob Inigo made a fantastic host, leading the show alongside another Vivo influencer and former Pinoy Boyband contender Tony Labrusca. The tandem added flavor and pizzazz to the program with their unshakeable energy and talent. Popssss was a milestone show for Inigo as it paved the way for a digital concert with Maris Racal whom Inigo shares a blossoming love team with. Maris Racal is also one of the new faces of Vivo family.
               
Vivo endorser Inigo Pascual taking a perfect selfie with the fans

Popssss is just one of the many promotional stints of Vivo, in an effort to further reach out to the selfie-centric audience. Vivo, through their smartphone products, believes in the power of self-expression, very much akin to the talents showcased in Popssss. Season 3 of Popssss, which aired September 19 was co-presented by Vivo Philippines and another season will unveil very soon.

About Vivo
A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments.

  For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Posted at 9:58 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, December 8, 2017




The days of boring, old-fashioned refrigerators are gone. Today, manufacturers are constantly innovating technologies that make them more attuned to the needs of today’s buyers. But with the many brands available, how can you be sure that you are making the right choice? 

According to Dyeun Zapanta, Sales and Marketing Head of Beko Philippines, households still put great value on the quality of the food that they eat. Despite the hectic pace of today's lifestyle, it is still important to serve only fresh and nutritious meals to your family. That is why your fridge must have all the right features to help you store your food items as best you can. 

To help you make the right choice, Beko, one of the largest appliance brands in Europe, listed a few things to consider when buying a new refrigerator.



First things first: Type and Size
The first thing to consider when buying a new refrigerator is what type and size best suit your household needs. There are two general classifications of refrigerators- the Static (Direct Cool) and the No Frost. Static refrigerators form ice build up on freezer wall which is the source of cold temperature while No Frost allows you the full usage of the freezer space since it uses cold air to cool or freeze your food inside. Freezer and Fridge capacity varies by model or brand. 

For families that buy more of the frozen items like meats and poultry products, freezer space is very critical. Big freezer space allows you to store bulky frozen items over an extended period. This is also ideal if you have a habit of cooking many dishes at the same time with the intention of storing them so that it can be eaten during the next few days. Fridges, however, can be used solely for your cooling needs. This compartment is ideal for storing all your fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairies and drinks.

There are also different types of refrigerators to choose from based on freezer location. Some of the examples are Single Door, Two Door Top Freezer, Two Door Bottom Freezer, Side-by-Side, Bar Fridges, among others. 

Before buying, make sure to measure the space first where the appliance will be placed in your kitchen. Refrigerators are usually the biggest appliance that you'll have in your kitchen so it pays to plan the space well.




Cooling systems keep foods fresh, longer
Now that you know the type and size you need, the next thing you should familiarize yourself is the defrost system. Some refrigerators use the Manual or Semi-Automatic Defrost technology. If you choose the manual defrost system, you will need to defrost at least once or twice a week to clean and clear the compartments of ice build-up. 

Then, there is also the Frost Free technology, which defrosts itself automatically. It uses sensors to automatically activate the heater to melt ice build-up at the back of the freezer walls, which block the air vents. The fan inside helps circulate the cold air to help freeze the food item inside the freezer or cool the food placed in the fridge compartment. 

Beko refrigerators are best in its class as the brand developed the NeoFrost+® Technology. This innovative technology sets Beko Refrigerators apart from the others as it uses powerful Active Dual Cooling systems. It has a separate fan and evaporator on freezer and fridge compartment, wfthich allows two times faster cooling. It also makes it possible for food items to stay fresh longer.

The NeoFrost+® Technology’s Active Dual Cooling System keeps humidity up to 90 percent in the fridge section for longer freshness. It also prevents odor transfer between the compartments keeping the air quality inside at maximum levels.

Moreover, it also keeps the fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp better because of its Active Blue Light Technology. This breakthrough technology continues the process of photosynthesis making it possible for fruits and vegetables to retain their natural flavors and nutritional value for up to 30 days.

Energy efficiency 
Finally, make sure that you get the most of your refrigerators by referring to its energy efficiency factor ratings. Higher the EEF Rating means lower electricity it consumes.

For instance, Beko refrigerator model RDNT230I20VP has 325 EEF Rating consuming only 0.77kW per 24 hours of usage.   Other Beko refrigerators are made in with the brand’s environmental vision in mind. These refrigerators have A+++ and A++ ratings. An A+++ refrigerator consumes up to 64 percent less energy than the identical A product. Similarly, an A++ product consumes up to 40 percent less energy than an identical A product.  It is made possible with its ProSmart Inverter Compressor Motor which comes with a 12-year warranty.

Be sure to check this information with your dealer before making a purchase since this is one appliance you will use ‘round the clock.

Since 2015, Beko Philippines already doubled its distribution and tripled its sales through its improved and aggressive product line that continuously meets the need of the Filipino market.

Beko Philippines is now on expansion phase as it opens its door to other retail business partners as it aims to reach more Filipinos and become their Official Partner of the Everyday.
                                                            ###

About Beko Philippines
BEKO is one of the strongest and leading brands in the whitegoods sector in Europe and has been the fastest growing brand in the European market.  Given that the brand sells every two seconds somewhere in the world, BEKO has always embraced the goal of “Being a World Brand.”  BEKO has been the first choice of 280 million consumers in more than 100 countries by carrying on its Turkish market success all over the world.

Designed to make your life easier thanks to super-fast programs and energy saving technology - BEKO delivers exceptional value for money, providing smart, innovative and energy efficient home appliances. These factors, combined with an affordable and reliable proposition, make BEKO the brand of choice for today and the future.

Smart Tips in Buying the Perfect Refrigerator to Fit your Home




The days of boring, old-fashioned refrigerators are gone. Today, manufacturers are constantly innovating technologies that make them more attuned to the needs of today’s buyers. But with the many brands available, how can you be sure that you are making the right choice? 

According to Dyeun Zapanta, Sales and Marketing Head of Beko Philippines, households still put great value on the quality of the food that they eat. Despite the hectic pace of today's lifestyle, it is still important to serve only fresh and nutritious meals to your family. That is why your fridge must have all the right features to help you store your food items as best you can. 

To help you make the right choice, Beko, one of the largest appliance brands in Europe, listed a few things to consider when buying a new refrigerator.



First things first: Type and Size
The first thing to consider when buying a new refrigerator is what type and size best suit your household needs. There are two general classifications of refrigerators- the Static (Direct Cool) and the No Frost. Static refrigerators form ice build up on freezer wall which is the source of cold temperature while No Frost allows you the full usage of the freezer space since it uses cold air to cool or freeze your food inside. Freezer and Fridge capacity varies by model or brand. 

For families that buy more of the frozen items like meats and poultry products, freezer space is very critical. Big freezer space allows you to store bulky frozen items over an extended period. This is also ideal if you have a habit of cooking many dishes at the same time with the intention of storing them so that it can be eaten during the next few days. Fridges, however, can be used solely for your cooling needs. This compartment is ideal for storing all your fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairies and drinks.

There are also different types of refrigerators to choose from based on freezer location. Some of the examples are Single Door, Two Door Top Freezer, Two Door Bottom Freezer, Side-by-Side, Bar Fridges, among others. 

Before buying, make sure to measure the space first where the appliance will be placed in your kitchen. Refrigerators are usually the biggest appliance that you'll have in your kitchen so it pays to plan the space well.




Cooling systems keep foods fresh, longer
Now that you know the type and size you need, the next thing you should familiarize yourself is the defrost system. Some refrigerators use the Manual or Semi-Automatic Defrost technology. If you choose the manual defrost system, you will need to defrost at least once or twice a week to clean and clear the compartments of ice build-up. 

Then, there is also the Frost Free technology, which defrosts itself automatically. It uses sensors to automatically activate the heater to melt ice build-up at the back of the freezer walls, which block the air vents. The fan inside helps circulate the cold air to help freeze the food item inside the freezer or cool the food placed in the fridge compartment. 

Beko refrigerators are best in its class as the brand developed the NeoFrost+® Technology. This innovative technology sets Beko Refrigerators apart from the others as it uses powerful Active Dual Cooling systems. It has a separate fan and evaporator on freezer and fridge compartment, wfthich allows two times faster cooling. It also makes it possible for food items to stay fresh longer.

The NeoFrost+® Technology’s Active Dual Cooling System keeps humidity up to 90 percent in the fridge section for longer freshness. It also prevents odor transfer between the compartments keeping the air quality inside at maximum levels.

Moreover, it also keeps the fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp better because of its Active Blue Light Technology. This breakthrough technology continues the process of photosynthesis making it possible for fruits and vegetables to retain their natural flavors and nutritional value for up to 30 days.

Energy efficiency 
Finally, make sure that you get the most of your refrigerators by referring to its energy efficiency factor ratings. Higher the EEF Rating means lower electricity it consumes.

For instance, Beko refrigerator model RDNT230I20VP has 325 EEF Rating consuming only 0.77kW per 24 hours of usage.   Other Beko refrigerators are made in with the brand’s environmental vision in mind. These refrigerators have A+++ and A++ ratings. An A+++ refrigerator consumes up to 64 percent less energy than the identical A product. Similarly, an A++ product consumes up to 40 percent less energy than an identical A product.  It is made possible with its ProSmart Inverter Compressor Motor which comes with a 12-year warranty.

Be sure to check this information with your dealer before making a purchase since this is one appliance you will use ‘round the clock.

Since 2015, Beko Philippines already doubled its distribution and tripled its sales through its improved and aggressive product line that continuously meets the need of the Filipino market.

Beko Philippines is now on expansion phase as it opens its door to other retail business partners as it aims to reach more Filipinos and become their Official Partner of the Everyday.
                                                            ###

About Beko Philippines
BEKO is one of the strongest and leading brands in the whitegoods sector in Europe and has been the fastest growing brand in the European market.  Given that the brand sells every two seconds somewhere in the world, BEKO has always embraced the goal of “Being a World Brand.”  BEKO has been the first choice of 280 million consumers in more than 100 countries by carrying on its Turkish market success all over the world.

Designed to make your life easier thanks to super-fast programs and energy saving technology - BEKO delivers exceptional value for money, providing smart, innovative and energy efficient home appliances. These factors, combined with an affordable and reliable proposition, make BEKO the brand of choice for today and the future.

Posted at 8:58 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, December 7, 2017




Globally renowned parenting and character expert Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba, world-renowned parenting and character formation expert with over 22 books on the field including Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character; Strong Minds and Caring Hearts; Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing; The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries; and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World, reminds Filipino parents of the importance of these essential years in child-rearing.

The country’s number one fast-food brand, Jollibee, is presenting a series of talks led by Dr. Borba titled “Unselfie: Developing character among today’s all-about-me generations” at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier for parents and educators on December 2, 2017.

Dr. Borba has gained renown and popularity among parents all over the world for her practical, research-based advice for strengthening character, fostering compassion and developing emotional intelligence in children of all ages.

One of her key teachings is to “develop a close, mutually respectful relationship” with children, which should be established during these formative years. The first seven years of a child’s life is crucial to developing his or her character and values, which is why parents should continuously nurture them during those years for them to grow up into well-rounded adults.

“Studies find that kids are most influenced by those persons toward whom they feel the strongest attachment and deepest respect,” Dr. Borba said. “They are also more likely to copy these individual’s moral beliefs… Just make sure the relationship is mutually respectful: you treat your child with love and respect, and he treats you the same way in return.”

She emphasizes that this ideal relationship is one that takes time building and one that parents should put effort in establishing.  Dr. Borba recommends that parents should dedicate “one-to-one personal, uninterrupted time” with the child regularly to build this mutually respectful and loving relationship.

‘Warm family memories’
Parenting may differ culturally, but there is one universal factor that everyone can cherish all the way into adulthood: warm family memories.

“The values my parents modeled—perseverance, compassion, acceptance, and believing in myself—are the same ones that guide my life today,” said Dr. Borba. “You don’t need research to prove your influence: just one moment of catching your child imitating your behavior or repeating your words or emulating your values should confirm that you domake a difference.”

As the go-to fun and dining destination for Filipino children for generations, Jollibee prides itself for encouraging the creation of warm family memories across its restaurants all over the Philippines and the world.

The newest online video for one of its core offerings—the Jolly Spaghetti—mirrors Dr. Borba’s belief in dedicating one-to-one quality time with children and creating lasting memories for both child and parent. In this video, parents are reminded that the values they teach during their children’s formative years truly make a difference: a child who was raised on an abundance of love, smiles, hugs, respect, sharing, and sweet-saya family memories will be a loving, cheerful, confident, courteous, and generous adult later in life.

“It can be very challenging to raise kids in this day and age,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee Marketing Director for Flagship Category. “But if there’s anything that Filipino parents should not forget, it’s the lasting importance of actually spending time with their children to teach them the values that we hold dear to our hearts, such as compassion, generosity, confidence, and love for the family. As Dr. Borba said, one-to-one, uninterrupted bonding time will make a huge difference in how children grow up. Of course, Jolly Spaghetti—the Pinoy kid’s favorite spaghetti—is always there to make bonding time more sweet-saya!”

“Good parenting is about how to help our children live their lives to the best of their abilities—and that in itself is an immensely powerful role,” Dr. Borba concluded.

Head over to the nearest Jollibee branch today and treasure those simple moments with family over Jolly Spaghetti, ang ‘Sweet Saya na Di Malilimutan’. Available for dine-in, take-out, delivery and drive-thru transactions, Jolly Spaghetti is priced at P50.00*. For more information on your classic Jolly favorites, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook (facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines) and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

What Ages Are Considered A Child's Formative Years?




Globally renowned parenting and character expert Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba, world-renowned parenting and character formation expert with over 22 books on the field including Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character; Strong Minds and Caring Hearts; Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing; The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries; and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World, reminds Filipino parents of the importance of these essential years in child-rearing.

The country’s number one fast-food brand, Jollibee, is presenting a series of talks led by Dr. Borba titled “Unselfie: Developing character among today’s all-about-me generations” at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier for parents and educators on December 2, 2017.

Dr. Borba has gained renown and popularity among parents all over the world for her practical, research-based advice for strengthening character, fostering compassion and developing emotional intelligence in children of all ages.

One of her key teachings is to “develop a close, mutually respectful relationship” with children, which should be established during these formative years. The first seven years of a child’s life is crucial to developing his or her character and values, which is why parents should continuously nurture them during those years for them to grow up into well-rounded adults.

“Studies find that kids are most influenced by those persons toward whom they feel the strongest attachment and deepest respect,” Dr. Borba said. “They are also more likely to copy these individual’s moral beliefs… Just make sure the relationship is mutually respectful: you treat your child with love and respect, and he treats you the same way in return.”

She emphasizes that this ideal relationship is one that takes time building and one that parents should put effort in establishing.  Dr. Borba recommends that parents should dedicate “one-to-one personal, uninterrupted time” with the child regularly to build this mutually respectful and loving relationship.

‘Warm family memories’
Parenting may differ culturally, but there is one universal factor that everyone can cherish all the way into adulthood: warm family memories.

“The values my parents modeled—perseverance, compassion, acceptance, and believing in myself—are the same ones that guide my life today,” said Dr. Borba. “You don’t need research to prove your influence: just one moment of catching your child imitating your behavior or repeating your words or emulating your values should confirm that you domake a difference.”

As the go-to fun and dining destination for Filipino children for generations, Jollibee prides itself for encouraging the creation of warm family memories across its restaurants all over the Philippines and the world.

The newest online video for one of its core offerings—the Jolly Spaghetti—mirrors Dr. Borba’s belief in dedicating one-to-one quality time with children and creating lasting memories for both child and parent. In this video, parents are reminded that the values they teach during their children’s formative years truly make a difference: a child who was raised on an abundance of love, smiles, hugs, respect, sharing, and sweet-saya family memories will be a loving, cheerful, confident, courteous, and generous adult later in life.

“It can be very challenging to raise kids in this day and age,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee Marketing Director for Flagship Category. “But if there’s anything that Filipino parents should not forget, it’s the lasting importance of actually spending time with their children to teach them the values that we hold dear to our hearts, such as compassion, generosity, confidence, and love for the family. As Dr. Borba said, one-to-one, uninterrupted bonding time will make a huge difference in how children grow up. Of course, Jolly Spaghetti—the Pinoy kid’s favorite spaghetti—is always there to make bonding time more sweet-saya!”

“Good parenting is about how to help our children live their lives to the best of their abilities—and that in itself is an immensely powerful role,” Dr. Borba concluded.

Head over to the nearest Jollibee branch today and treasure those simple moments with family over Jolly Spaghetti, ang ‘Sweet Saya na Di Malilimutan’. Available for dine-in, take-out, delivery and drive-thru transactions, Jolly Spaghetti is priced at P50.00*. For more information on your classic Jolly favorites, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook (facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines) and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Posted at 12:09 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, December 1, 2017



I super enjoyed this event, even if it meant getting up the next day having bodyache. Although I wasn't able to join the yoga session because I wasn't dress full for it, I would still want to join thr next sessions or so. And yes, I promise to wear proper clothes for it, ready for the next one. Read on more about the retreat below:


UNDER Armour athletes Meggie Ochoa, Grtechen  Ho and Kali Huff, lead the UA's Women's Fitness Retreat "dubbed as assemble your armour, yesterday at Chi Spa of Edsa Shangrila. 
These women champions in their own field of sports shared their training regimens, fitness routines to selected women patron of Under Armour.
One of the highlights of the event is the Self Deffense tecniques shared by ambassadress Meggie Ochoa. Ochoa once again ruled the Asian region recently when she bagged a gold medal in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Ochoa was one of the two gold medalist for the Philippines recently, when she beat a Vietnamese foe to capture the top honor in the women’s Ne-waza -45kg division event.
“Overwhelming,” said Ochoa in an interview after arriving from Ashgabat. “Right from the beginning, marami kaming pinagdaanan bago kami makarating dito. Sobrang grateful, sobrang grabe ‘yung pasasalamat especially kay God dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanya, Siya ‘yung nag-align ng mga pangyayari para mag-lead dito.”
It was another gold medal for Ochoa, who last year also took first place in the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam. Following the success of in the AIMAG, Ochoa is now looking at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia as the next target.
“Hindi kami tumitigil sa training at sa paghahanda at sa pag-realize ng mga learnings from AIMAG,” said Ochoa.
Ochoa is part of the growing list of Under Armour ambassadresses which have brought honor to the country due to their performances in the international sports scene.
Last year, Hidilyn Diaz made history by becoming the first Filipina to take home a medal in the Olympics when she claimed the silver medal in the weightlifting competitions in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Diaz was also a winner in the recent AIMAG when she captured the silver medal in the event as part of her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she is aiming for nothing else but a gold medal. Diaz is also taking part in the next Under Armour’s fitness retreat, in which the successful Filipina athletes and personalities will be able to draw inspiration to the Filipino people through their efforts.
Watch out for them again on the next Under Armour fitness retreat in partnership w the Aegle Wellness Center and Sanctband on January 27,2018 at the Balesin Island, Quezon.

Under Armour | Assemble Your Armour Fitness Retreat Launch



I super enjoyed this event, even if it meant getting up the next day having bodyache. Although I wasn't able to join the yoga session because I wasn't dress full for it, I would still want to join thr next sessions or so. And yes, I promise to wear proper clothes for it, ready for the next one. Read on more about the retreat below:


UNDER Armour athletes Meggie Ochoa, Grtechen  Ho and Kali Huff, lead the UA's Women's Fitness Retreat "dubbed as assemble your armour, yesterday at Chi Spa of Edsa Shangrila. 
These women champions in their own field of sports shared their training regimens, fitness routines to selected women patron of Under Armour.
One of the highlights of the event is the Self Deffense tecniques shared by ambassadress Meggie Ochoa. Ochoa once again ruled the Asian region recently when she bagged a gold medal in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Ochoa was one of the two gold medalist for the Philippines recently, when she beat a Vietnamese foe to capture the top honor in the women’s Ne-waza -45kg division event.
“Overwhelming,” said Ochoa in an interview after arriving from Ashgabat. “Right from the beginning, marami kaming pinagdaanan bago kami makarating dito. Sobrang grateful, sobrang grabe ‘yung pasasalamat especially kay God dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanya, Siya ‘yung nag-align ng mga pangyayari para mag-lead dito.”
It was another gold medal for Ochoa, who last year also took first place in the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam. Following the success of in the AIMAG, Ochoa is now looking at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia as the next target.
“Hindi kami tumitigil sa training at sa paghahanda at sa pag-realize ng mga learnings from AIMAG,” said Ochoa.
Ochoa is part of the growing list of Under Armour ambassadresses which have brought honor to the country due to their performances in the international sports scene.
Last year, Hidilyn Diaz made history by becoming the first Filipina to take home a medal in the Olympics when she claimed the silver medal in the weightlifting competitions in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Diaz was also a winner in the recent AIMAG when she captured the silver medal in the event as part of her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she is aiming for nothing else but a gold medal. Diaz is also taking part in the next Under Armour’s fitness retreat, in which the successful Filipina athletes and personalities will be able to draw inspiration to the Filipino people through their efforts.
Watch out for them again on the next Under Armour fitness retreat in partnership w the Aegle Wellness Center and Sanctband on January 27,2018 at the Balesin Island, Quezon.

Posted at 11:37 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, November 30, 2017



Parents know all too well how difficult it is to deal with a child’s tantrums. When a child reaches pre-schooler age, this problematic behaviour comes out and parents, not really knowing what to do, just grin and bear it, and just basically brace for the inevitable.     

Children can often display “bratty” behaviour either towards their parents or other people because they cannot properly articulate their feelings yet or struggle with handling their emotions.

At this age, behaviour regulation, or the ability to use self-control to behave in socially acceptable ways is not well developed yet. This can manifest as tantrums and are sometimes triggered by an outburst of emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, and irritability.

To avoid these behaviours among pre-schoolers, parents should learn how to develop and nurture their child’s emotional intelligence by teaching them how to better understand and control their emotions.

In his book entitled, “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child; The Heart of Parenting,” Dr. John Gottman offers tips on how parents can better deal with their child’s emotional outbursts.

He advises parents to become more aware of their child’s emotions. The first step to improving their behaviour is to recognize that there is an array of feelings that a child has to deal with, such as disappointment or anger, which they might not be able to completely understand yet, or know how to handle.

Parents should also be more observant and listen to what their child is trying to say or express. They should be able to validate their child’s emotions, empathizing with them, and making them understand that what they are feeling is normal.

Dr. Gottman further recommends helping the child to find the words that best identifies what they are feeling. Labelling these correctly can help them better deal with their emotions. It likewise helps the parents themselves be more aware of what their child is going through.

Aside from a parent’s guidance, proper nutrition plays a vital role towards developing a pre-schooler’s emotional intelligence or more commonly known as “EQ”.

A recent breakthrough in pediatric nutrition is the milk fat globule membrane or MFGM. It is the milk fat’s coating which contains life-enhancing components. MFGM supports a child’s IQ development and is clinically proven to improve behavioural regulation among children.

A study[1] conducted by Genevieve Veereman-Wauters established that children who consumed formula enriched with MFGM demonstrated significantly improved parent-reported scores for behavioral regulation compared to children receiving control formula without MFGM enrichment.

But what’s really exciting experts is that for the first time in history, MFGM can be extracted from cow’s milk and added to a children’s milk formula: only in Enfagrow A+ Four.

Given the most recent advances in pediatric nutrition, parents can now make healthier choices for their children, enabling and empowering them to better understand their child’s “bratty” behaviour, and knowing that they now can do something about it.

How To Deal With A Brat? This and more...



Parents know all too well how difficult it is to deal with a child’s tantrums. When a child reaches pre-schooler age, this problematic behaviour comes out and parents, not really knowing what to do, just grin and bear it, and just basically brace for the inevitable.     

Children can often display “bratty” behaviour either towards their parents or other people because they cannot properly articulate their feelings yet or struggle with handling their emotions.

At this age, behaviour regulation, or the ability to use self-control to behave in socially acceptable ways is not well developed yet. This can manifest as tantrums and are sometimes triggered by an outburst of emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, and irritability.

To avoid these behaviours among pre-schoolers, parents should learn how to develop and nurture their child’s emotional intelligence by teaching them how to better understand and control their emotions.

In his book entitled, “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child; The Heart of Parenting,” Dr. John Gottman offers tips on how parents can better deal with their child’s emotional outbursts.

He advises parents to become more aware of their child’s emotions. The first step to improving their behaviour is to recognize that there is an array of feelings that a child has to deal with, such as disappointment or anger, which they might not be able to completely understand yet, or know how to handle.

Parents should also be more observant and listen to what their child is trying to say or express. They should be able to validate their child’s emotions, empathizing with them, and making them understand that what they are feeling is normal.

Dr. Gottman further recommends helping the child to find the words that best identifies what they are feeling. Labelling these correctly can help them better deal with their emotions. It likewise helps the parents themselves be more aware of what their child is going through.

Aside from a parent’s guidance, proper nutrition plays a vital role towards developing a pre-schooler’s emotional intelligence or more commonly known as “EQ”.

A recent breakthrough in pediatric nutrition is the milk fat globule membrane or MFGM. It is the milk fat’s coating which contains life-enhancing components. MFGM supports a child’s IQ development and is clinically proven to improve behavioural regulation among children.

A study[1] conducted by Genevieve Veereman-Wauters established that children who consumed formula enriched with MFGM demonstrated significantly improved parent-reported scores for behavioral regulation compared to children receiving control formula without MFGM enrichment.

But what’s really exciting experts is that for the first time in history, MFGM can be extracted from cow’s milk and added to a children’s milk formula: only in Enfagrow A+ Four.

Given the most recent advances in pediatric nutrition, parents can now make healthier choices for their children, enabling and empowering them to better understand their child’s “bratty” behaviour, and knowing that they now can do something about it.

Posted at 9:17 PM  |  by Misis Nikole




QUEZON CITY, Nov. 20, 2017 - Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. (Unioil) has partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) to establish a reliable network of air quality monitoring stations in various locations nationwide.

The petroleum company has already installed numerous AirVisual monitors— ambient air monitoring instruments—mostly at Unioil service stations, to transmit live data to the internet, as part of its commitment to making relevant air quality information available to the DENR and millions of Filipinos.

“This memorandum of agreement manifests our support to DENR’s mandate to protecting the environment and its key objective of preparing a national air quality status report. We believe that this is a major step towards providing cleaner air for the next generation,” said Unioil president Kenneth Pundanera, who added that the report will be used as a basis in formulating an integrated air quality improvement framework.

“We are proud to offer DENR live data from our active air quality monitoring stations. Through this agreement, we shall further expand the installations of our air quality monitoring stations in full support of the programs of the DENR,” Pundanera added.

The DENR welcomes the support of Unioil in helping address the problem of poor air quality. “This is the first time that an industry player as big as Unioil is helping the department in addressing this kind of problem. We really welcome the assistance and support of Unioil,” said DENR undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones.

The AirVisual monitors provided by Unioil are state-of-the-art air quality monitoring instruments that use laser sensors to measure hazardous particulate matter down to 2.5 micro meters size (PM2.5). It also uses the latest technology like big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet to provide a visual image of air quality in the Philippines to millions of people through an air quality mobile app.

The partnership is expected to boost the DENR’s capability to pursue their mandate of ensuring a cleaner and safer air under the Clean Air Act of 1999.

During the ceremony, the Clean Air Philippines Movement, Inc., a strong advocate of clean air in the Philippines, also awarded Unioil as its first corporate clean air champion. This is in recognition of Unioil’s initiatives of introducing cleaner fuels, such as Euro 5, launching of the first solar powered gas station and electric vehicle charging station, and the deployment of air quality monitoring stations in the Philippines.


The latest effort of Unioil is part of its “Doing Our Part” campaign which encourages Filipinos to make a difference in society through the small, everyday actions and responsible decisions they make, including the decision to choose a cleaner fuel.

About Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc.
Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc. traces its roots back to 1966 and is currently engaged in fuels trading, retail station operations, lubricants blending and distribution, specialty oils marketing, and distribution of bitumen (asphalt). This makes Unioil one of the country’s most diverse and innovative petroleum companies.
Unioil has also been the exclusive licensed blender and distributor of Idemitsu lubricants since 1994. Idemitsu, a leading Japanese oil company, is the eighth largest lubricants brand in the world.
Unioil has become the pioneer in offering the cleanest and most innovative products in the market. On September 2017, Unioil became the first and only retail station in the Philippines to release a complete line of Euro5-compliant fuels, compared to Euro4 fuels offered by its leading competitors. Unioil’s Euro 5 fuels are 5x cleaner than the current Philippine standard – with a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts per million (10ppm).

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DENR Undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones (center) and Unioil president Kenneth Pundanera (2nd from left) sign an agreement that will establish air quality monitoring stations in various locations nationwide. Joining them are (from left) CAPMI chairman Dr. Michael Aragon, DENR-EMB Air Quality Management Section Chief Engr. Gerry Capulong, and CAPMI president Manny Galvez.



UNIOIL | DENR-EMB to provide live air quality data to millions of Filipinos





QUEZON CITY, Nov. 20, 2017 - Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. (Unioil) has partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) to establish a reliable network of air quality monitoring stations in various locations nationwide.

The petroleum company has already installed numerous AirVisual monitors— ambient air monitoring instruments—mostly at Unioil service stations, to transmit live data to the internet, as part of its commitment to making relevant air quality information available to the DENR and millions of Filipinos.

“This memorandum of agreement manifests our support to DENR’s mandate to protecting the environment and its key objective of preparing a national air quality status report. We believe that this is a major step towards providing cleaner air for the next generation,” said Unioil president Kenneth Pundanera, who added that the report will be used as a basis in formulating an integrated air quality improvement framework.

“We are proud to offer DENR live data from our active air quality monitoring stations. Through this agreement, we shall further expand the installations of our air quality monitoring stations in full support of the programs of the DENR,” Pundanera added.

The DENR welcomes the support of Unioil in helping address the problem of poor air quality. “This is the first time that an industry player as big as Unioil is helping the department in addressing this kind of problem. We really welcome the assistance and support of Unioil,” said DENR undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones.

The AirVisual monitors provided by Unioil are state-of-the-art air quality monitoring instruments that use laser sensors to measure hazardous particulate matter down to 2.5 micro meters size (PM2.5). It also uses the latest technology like big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet to provide a visual image of air quality in the Philippines to millions of people through an air quality mobile app.

The partnership is expected to boost the DENR’s capability to pursue their mandate of ensuring a cleaner and safer air under the Clean Air Act of 1999.

During the ceremony, the Clean Air Philippines Movement, Inc., a strong advocate of clean air in the Philippines, also awarded Unioil as its first corporate clean air champion. This is in recognition of Unioil’s initiatives of introducing cleaner fuels, such as Euro 5, launching of the first solar powered gas station and electric vehicle charging station, and the deployment of air quality monitoring stations in the Philippines.


The latest effort of Unioil is part of its “Doing Our Part” campaign which encourages Filipinos to make a difference in society through the small, everyday actions and responsible decisions they make, including the decision to choose a cleaner fuel.

About Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc.
Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc. traces its roots back to 1966 and is currently engaged in fuels trading, retail station operations, lubricants blending and distribution, specialty oils marketing, and distribution of bitumen (asphalt). This makes Unioil one of the country’s most diverse and innovative petroleum companies.
Unioil has also been the exclusive licensed blender and distributor of Idemitsu lubricants since 1994. Idemitsu, a leading Japanese oil company, is the eighth largest lubricants brand in the world.
Unioil has become the pioneer in offering the cleanest and most innovative products in the market. On September 2017, Unioil became the first and only retail station in the Philippines to release a complete line of Euro5-compliant fuels, compared to Euro4 fuels offered by its leading competitors. Unioil’s Euro 5 fuels are 5x cleaner than the current Philippine standard – with a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts per million (10ppm).

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DENR Undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones (center) and Unioil president Kenneth Pundanera (2nd from left) sign an agreement that will establish air quality monitoring stations in various locations nationwide. Joining them are (from left) CAPMI chairman Dr. Michael Aragon, DENR-EMB Air Quality Management Section Chief Engr. Gerry Capulong, and CAPMI president Manny Galvez.



Posted at 11:15 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Wednesday, November 29, 2017



VIVO’s Newest Local Ambassador Julie Ann San Jose and Ashley Rivera Led the V7 launch at SM North EDSA.

Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country today, held a re-launch of its latest offering from the V series. The Vivo V7, was first unveiled in a grand launch at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing last November 18 with Vivo influencer Boyband PH headlining the event.
The re-launch, which took place at the SM North EDSA Cyberzone Event Center last November 28, was graced by performances by R&B singer and Vivo influencer Julie Anne San Jose plus newest all-male group One Up. The event was also hosted by the DJ and Vlogger Ashley Rivera. The V7 re-launch was largely attended by members of the media from various networks and bloggers. Ms. Hazel Bascon, Vice President of Vivo Philippines and Head of Sales welcomed the members of the press and the audience in attendance.
Just in time for the holidays, Vivo is also mounting a special Christmas campaign to anchor the traditions of the most awaited holiday of the year and Vivo as a brand. The Christmas campaign involves booth stands in participating malls where Vivo enthusiasts may take their best Christmas selfie with Santa Claus, say hi to their favorite Vivo Family at the Vivo Phone Booth, get a chance to be Vivo’s all-screen cover girl or cover guy at the Cover Page booth and to experience the new Vivo V7 at the Experience tables. People who drop by the Vivo booth stand are also entitled to a prize upon completing their rounds in all of the featured booths.

The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
 The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.



For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Julie Ann San Jose and Ashley Rivera at the Vivo V7 Launch



VIVO’s Newest Local Ambassador Julie Ann San Jose and Ashley Rivera Led the V7 launch at SM North EDSA.

Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country today, held a re-launch of its latest offering from the V series. The Vivo V7, was first unveiled in a grand launch at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing last November 18 with Vivo influencer Boyband PH headlining the event.
The re-launch, which took place at the SM North EDSA Cyberzone Event Center last November 28, was graced by performances by R&B singer and Vivo influencer Julie Anne San Jose plus newest all-male group One Up. The event was also hosted by the DJ and Vlogger Ashley Rivera. The V7 re-launch was largely attended by members of the media from various networks and bloggers. Ms. Hazel Bascon, Vice President of Vivo Philippines and Head of Sales welcomed the members of the press and the audience in attendance.
Just in time for the holidays, Vivo is also mounting a special Christmas campaign to anchor the traditions of the most awaited holiday of the year and Vivo as a brand. The Christmas campaign involves booth stands in participating malls where Vivo enthusiasts may take their best Christmas selfie with Santa Claus, say hi to their favorite Vivo Family at the Vivo Phone Booth, get a chance to be Vivo’s all-screen cover girl or cover guy at the Cover Page booth and to experience the new Vivo V7 at the Experience tables. People who drop by the Vivo booth stand are also entitled to a prize upon completing their rounds in all of the featured booths.

The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
 The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.



For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Posted at 11:06 PM  |  by Misis Nikole



Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrities would want for their birthday? How about what's on their wishlist this coming Christmas? And it's not just for celebs, you and your family and friends can also post everything every heart desires through the "Things I Like App. Yes, now there is an app where one can exclusively post what they want as gifts or a goal. It can be like a dreamboard of what you want to achieve in terms of material things.

Right at the moment there are already local celebrities using the "Things I Like App" I have a few screenshots below:





Have you spotted your favorites? Go check them out by downloading the app available on both Apple Store and Google Play Store. So maybe you might be wondering what's special about this App? How does it work? Ok I will try to explain it the best way I can so here goes.
Example a friend or family will be celebrating a special occassion, thinking of a perfect gift to give can be crazy. Of course you want to be sure that you'll be giving something that they really like, useful for them and not another duplicate gift. No need to fret because if most of us will be using the app, you can now go ahead and check their profile and know exactly what they like.

You can now browse through the items in their page, you can check out direct links of the products so you would know where it can be bought. Let's say you won't see each other anytime soon and you just want to send a gift. There is a tab in the app wherein you can request for the shipping address of the person. Am I making sense here? Lol! I hope so but if you really like to know more, go ahead and download the "Things I Like" App to be able to give you a hands on experience on how it works.

Things I Like | Get to know more about the app




Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrities would want for their birthday? How about what's on their wishlist this coming Christmas? And it's not just for celebs, you and your family and friends can also post everything every heart desires through the "Things I Like App. Yes, now there is an app where one can exclusively post what they want as gifts or a goal. It can be like a dreamboard of what you want to achieve in terms of material things.

Right at the moment there are already local celebrities using the "Things I Like App" I have a few screenshots below:





Have you spotted your favorites? Go check them out by downloading the app available on both Apple Store and Google Play Store. So maybe you might be wondering what's special about this App? How does it work? Ok I will try to explain it the best way I can so here goes.
Example a friend or family will be celebrating a special occassion, thinking of a perfect gift to give can be crazy. Of course you want to be sure that you'll be giving something that they really like, useful for them and not another duplicate gift. No need to fret because if most of us will be using the app, you can now go ahead and check their profile and know exactly what they like.

You can now browse through the items in their page, you can check out direct links of the products so you would know where it can be bought. Let's say you won't see each other anytime soon and you just want to send a gift. There is a tab in the app wherein you can request for the shipping address of the person. Am I making sense here? Lol! I hope so but if you really like to know more, go ahead and download the "Things I Like" App to be able to give you a hands on experience on how it works.

Posted at 9:00 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, November 27, 2017



Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand known for its known for its commitment in bringing advanced technology and stylish products to consumers, just recently dominated the spotlight with the launch of the Vivo V7+.

The Vivo V7+ is a new addition to the V series and promises to be a powerful shooter with a all-screen display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design. Vivo V7+ was launched last September 20 was graced by a roster of the most renowned and celebrated faces from Philippine showbusiness lead by the much-adored love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

To further promote the Vivo V7+ to its audience, Vivo mounts an activation entitled the Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge. The challenge aims to bring the V7+ closer to the selfie-obsessed crowd by highlighting the phone’s 24MP clearer selfie front camera and all-screen display.
The Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge has three levels which a challenger needs to all pass to get the ultimate prize: a brand new Vivo V7+.

The following are the levels to beat to bag a V7+:
Level 1: Take That Clearer Selfie Shot
The challenger will stand in front of a Vivo V7+ phone unit.
The challenger has 7 seconds to pose for a clearer selfie where all he/she need to do is take a perfect selfie.

Level 2: The Lucky 3 Groufie
The challenger has 77 seconds to convince 2 random people at the mall to join him/her for a Lucky 3 Groufie shot.
All three people including the challenger will fit in the V7+ frame for the Groufie shot.

Level 3: Hold That Selfie
The challenger has to stand in front of the Vivo V7+ phone.
A random wacky picture will pop on the screen. The challenger has 7 seconds to look at the picture and imitate the pose.
After the 7 second mark, the challenger should hold his/her selfie pose and maintain it for 7 minutes!

Speaking of the the V7+ and Vivo’s V series, Vivo has also recently unveiled another new offering just this November: the Vivo V7. The Vivo V7 promises to be a powerful shooter with an all screen display.  Practically much like its predecessor the V7+ albeit with a more affordable price tag, V7 has 24MP clearer selfie camera, and an all screen 5.7-inch display. The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.

Catch the Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge at malls near you. Beat all three levels and bag a new Vivo smartphone as your prize—truly the best gift anyone can have this Christmas.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge



Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand known for its known for its commitment in bringing advanced technology and stylish products to consumers, just recently dominated the spotlight with the launch of the Vivo V7+.

The Vivo V7+ is a new addition to the V series and promises to be a powerful shooter with a all-screen display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design. Vivo V7+ was launched last September 20 was graced by a roster of the most renowned and celebrated faces from Philippine showbusiness lead by the much-adored love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

To further promote the Vivo V7+ to its audience, Vivo mounts an activation entitled the Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge. The challenge aims to bring the V7+ closer to the selfie-obsessed crowd by highlighting the phone’s 24MP clearer selfie front camera and all-screen display.
The Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge has three levels which a challenger needs to all pass to get the ultimate prize: a brand new Vivo V7+.

The following are the levels to beat to bag a V7+:
Level 1: Take That Clearer Selfie Shot
The challenger will stand in front of a Vivo V7+ phone unit.
The challenger has 7 seconds to pose for a clearer selfie where all he/she need to do is take a perfect selfie.

Level 2: The Lucky 3 Groufie
The challenger has 77 seconds to convince 2 random people at the mall to join him/her for a Lucky 3 Groufie shot.
All three people including the challenger will fit in the V7+ frame for the Groufie shot.

Level 3: Hold That Selfie
The challenger has to stand in front of the Vivo V7+ phone.
A random wacky picture will pop on the screen. The challenger has 7 seconds to look at the picture and imitate the pose.
After the 7 second mark, the challenger should hold his/her selfie pose and maintain it for 7 minutes!

Speaking of the the V7+ and Vivo’s V series, Vivo has also recently unveiled another new offering just this November: the Vivo V7. The Vivo V7 promises to be a powerful shooter with an all screen display.  Practically much like its predecessor the V7+ albeit with a more affordable price tag, V7 has 24MP clearer selfie camera, and an all screen 5.7-inch display. The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.

Catch the Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge at malls near you. Beat all three levels and bag a new Vivo smartphone as your prize—truly the best gift anyone can have this Christmas.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Posted at 11:53 AM  |  by Misis Nikole



I am sharing this because I love how Main stayed true to herself. Love you Meng.

An Open Letter To Our This


Hi! You might be wondering what this letter is about. Ako din, I am wondering what this letter is going to be about. I do not actually know how to start writing this letter; and I do not actually know either if it is right to do this. All I know for sure is I need to let some things out of my chest. And I couldn’t find any other way to do it so I am writing here on my blog, like I used to.
Bago ang lahat gusto ko muna magpasalamat sainyo. Sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal na ibinigay at ipinakita niyo sa amin. Sa mga bagay na isinakripisyo niyo alang-alang sa akin/aming dalawa ni Alden. At sa lahat ng iba niyo pang nagawa lalong-lalo na ang pagtulong niyo sa kapwa. Habang buhay akong magpapasalamat sa Diyos dahil dumating kayo sa buhay ko at nakilala ko kayo. Maraming salamat sa panahon at sa pagkakataon.
By the end of this letter I am pretty sure majority of you are going to turn your backs on me and probably hate on me. Pero sabi nga nila, speak the truth even if your voice shakes.
When I was new in the business, you all came to my life and loved me for exactly the way I am. Hindi ko kinailangang magpanggap para mahalin niyo. At nagpapasalamat ako dahil tinanggap at minahal niyo kung sino at ano ako bilang tao. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa Diyos siyempre dahil binigyan niya ako “kakayahan” at pagkakataon na magbigay ligaya sa iba. I honestly could not be more thankful for the gift of making people happy by just being myself. I believe that is a rarity here in the world of show business, but I am really thankful God had given me that some kind of knack. Maaaring wala nga akong talento pero masaya ako na nakakapagpasaya ako ng ilang mga tao. That’s more then enough for me.
I used to be REALLY amazed by the support AlDub was getting back then. I was overwhelmed by all the attention and support you are giving us. AlDub Nation 2015, ang saya saya lang. When everyone was taking things lightly and we were all just so happy. Do you still remember the good ol’ days? Back when things are so not complicated? Still worth remembering up to this time. Two years later, a lot has changed but some things remained the same. Masaya pa din kayo. I can see how happy you guys are whenever you are all together. Iba yung saya niyo tuwing magkakasama kayo. Masasabi kong ibang klase yung pagkakaibigan at samahan na nabuo sa pagsuporta niyo sa amin. At hindi ako magsasawang ulit-ulitin na sana huwag mawala yan kahit ano pa ang mangyari.
Marami kayong nagagawa hindi lang para sa amin ni Alden, kundi para na din sa iba. Marami kayong ibang natutulungan na mas higit na nangangailangan. At nagpapasalamat ako dahil ginagawa niyo yan ng kusa, dahil mayroon kayong busilak na kalooban. Salamat dahil ultimo kayo ay nakakapagpasaya din ng iba pang mga tao.
I am grateful to have all of you who have walked this path with me. But I need to be honest, I am at this point where I feel like I live in a boxI have not been able to do what I want and say what I feel because every time I try to express my thoughts and feelings, some of you tend to misapprehend and invalidate them in so many ways. Telling me I am not supposed to feel that way because I am “rich and famous”. Telling me I have no right to be sad and hurt because I have everything a person could ask for. Judging, blaming and getting mad at me for expressing what I truly feel just because you do not agree and it is inconvenient for you. Dictating me what I should feel and should not feel. Ang hirapYung mga taong nagsasabi na wala akong dapat na maramdaman kundi kaligayahan kasi pinagpapala ako at dapat akong magpasalamat sakanila (at sakanila lang) dahil “wala naman ako kung wala sila”. Do not get me wrong, I am thankful for everything I have right now. And I have the Lord and the people who helped and supported me along the way to thank for that. I just could not take how some people feel so entitled in so many things, hindi lang sa career, ultimo personal na buhayMinsan nga tinatanong ko ang sarili ko, sino ba talaga ang gumawa sa akin? Ang Diyos ba o silaPagmamay-ari ba nila buong pagkatao ko para diktahan ako sa halos lahat ng bagay? Bakit ganun? Ganun ba dapat kapag mahal mo yung tao? Susubukan mong kontrolin ng naaayon sa kagustuhan mo? Dahil tingin mo yun yung tama? Dahil tingin mo doon siya liligaya?
Dumating yung araw na naramdaman ko na para bang hindi na ako masaya. Na kahit sandamakmak ang biyaya ang natatanggap ko, nawala na yung ligaya sa puso koHindi ko na makita yung tuwa sa mga ngiti ko at kinang sa mga mata ko. Hanggang sa napagtanto ko na iyon pala ay dahil sa ilang mga tao na nakapaligid sa akin. Yung mga taong akala ko ay tunay na nagmamalasakit at nagmamahal sa akin. Mahirap. Nahihirapan akong dinidiktahan ng mga dapat kong gawin at maramdaman. Napagtanto ko na nakokompromiso na yung kalayaan at kaligayahan ko. At hindi ko kayang mamuhay ng ganoon. I want to be able to do what I want and what makes me happy because I believe that is how life should be. I do not want to compromise my own happiness for other people’s desires. So this time, I am choosing myself. Ako naman.
When AlDub happened, everything escalated. My life changed drastically when Kalyeserye began. We’ve had blessings on top of blessings. Alden and I were given so much more than we could ask for. But more than anything, we will be forever thankful that God had given us people like you. People who support us in the things we do; those who always stood by our sides and defended us against judgments and criticisms; those who love us truthfully as a pair and as two different individuals; and those who never gave up. And for all the love and efforts you have given us, you deserve to know the truth that at this very moment Alden and I are just friends. We are a love team.
I hope you understand that I am here because I love making people happy. I am blessed to be in Eat Bulaga because I get to do what I want to do, and I get to be with such amazing people. I was never into money or fame. All I want in this life is to be free and happy. And I am certain that no amount of fame and money can ever give me genuine happiness. All my life I have been seeking love from people around me. And that is all that matters to me at this moment. As I have said, as you finish reading this letter, a lot of you would probably turn your backs on me. I am ready for it; I knew this day would come. Even if I am left with a small number of supporters after posting this, kahit sampu lang yan, for as long as I know (and I feel) they truly love me and care for me, I’ll be fine. Or even if I am left with none, I have family and friends who love me dearly and will never leave my side whatever happens. Sapat na yun para sa akin.
I also owe this to everyone who were dragged into this. Our families, friends, and workmates are being bashed and ridiculed by some. Kahit sinong madikit sa amin pinagiisipan at pinagsasalitaan ng hindi magandaBasta hindi naaayon sa kagustuhan ang mga nakikita, nagagalit. It hurts me seeing them being hurt. It hurts me how some of you are so capable and so proud of throwing so much hate on others– especially on people who care about us. Family and friends outside the industry are being taken into the wrong context, even if they do not have anything to do with the issues thrown at us. Hiling ko ang ay sana bigyan natin sila ng respeto. Naiintindihan ko na pinoprotektahan niyo lang kami, at nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng ginagawa niyong pagtatanggol sa amin, pero sana maintindihan niyo din na hindi kailangan maliitin ang pagkatao ng iba. Hindi niyo sila kailangan tirahin ng masasamang salita, Alam kong karamihan ng pinagdadaanan ko ngayon ay parte ng mundong ginagalawan ko. But some things are really getting out of hand, kailangan na din natin ilagay sa wasto. But then again, I know, that at the end of the day, love wins over hate. I still believe, and I fervently hope, that the same love who brought all of us here together in the beginning, will heal all scars and unite us again. Let us not focus on those who judge, but to those who love without any hesitations and expectations. I am who I am right now because of that.
Again, thank you very much for the love and support you have given me. I will forever cherish the presence of the whole fandom in my life. I do hope I have also given you enough joy for you to give me the freedom I believe I deserve. Freedom to feel what I want to feel, be what I want to be, and do what I want to do.
Alden deserves the same, too.
With so much gratitude,
That Girl

Note: This article originally came from Maine's Blog

Maine Mendoza: An Open Letter To Our Fans




I am sharing this because I love how Main stayed true to herself. Love you Meng.

An Open Letter To Our This


Hi! You might be wondering what this letter is about. Ako din, I am wondering what this letter is going to be about. I do not actually know how to start writing this letter; and I do not actually know either if it is right to do this. All I know for sure is I need to let some things out of my chest. And I couldn’t find any other way to do it so I am writing here on my blog, like I used to.
Bago ang lahat gusto ko muna magpasalamat sainyo. Sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal na ibinigay at ipinakita niyo sa amin. Sa mga bagay na isinakripisyo niyo alang-alang sa akin/aming dalawa ni Alden. At sa lahat ng iba niyo pang nagawa lalong-lalo na ang pagtulong niyo sa kapwa. Habang buhay akong magpapasalamat sa Diyos dahil dumating kayo sa buhay ko at nakilala ko kayo. Maraming salamat sa panahon at sa pagkakataon.
By the end of this letter I am pretty sure majority of you are going to turn your backs on me and probably hate on me. Pero sabi nga nila, speak the truth even if your voice shakes.
When I was new in the business, you all came to my life and loved me for exactly the way I am. Hindi ko kinailangang magpanggap para mahalin niyo. At nagpapasalamat ako dahil tinanggap at minahal niyo kung sino at ano ako bilang tao. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa Diyos siyempre dahil binigyan niya ako “kakayahan” at pagkakataon na magbigay ligaya sa iba. I honestly could not be more thankful for the gift of making people happy by just being myself. I believe that is a rarity here in the world of show business, but I am really thankful God had given me that some kind of knack. Maaaring wala nga akong talento pero masaya ako na nakakapagpasaya ako ng ilang mga tao. That’s more then enough for me.
I used to be REALLY amazed by the support AlDub was getting back then. I was overwhelmed by all the attention and support you are giving us. AlDub Nation 2015, ang saya saya lang. When everyone was taking things lightly and we were all just so happy. Do you still remember the good ol’ days? Back when things are so not complicated? Still worth remembering up to this time. Two years later, a lot has changed but some things remained the same. Masaya pa din kayo. I can see how happy you guys are whenever you are all together. Iba yung saya niyo tuwing magkakasama kayo. Masasabi kong ibang klase yung pagkakaibigan at samahan na nabuo sa pagsuporta niyo sa amin. At hindi ako magsasawang ulit-ulitin na sana huwag mawala yan kahit ano pa ang mangyari.
Marami kayong nagagawa hindi lang para sa amin ni Alden, kundi para na din sa iba. Marami kayong ibang natutulungan na mas higit na nangangailangan. At nagpapasalamat ako dahil ginagawa niyo yan ng kusa, dahil mayroon kayong busilak na kalooban. Salamat dahil ultimo kayo ay nakakapagpasaya din ng iba pang mga tao.
I am grateful to have all of you who have walked this path with me. But I need to be honest, I am at this point where I feel like I live in a boxI have not been able to do what I want and say what I feel because every time I try to express my thoughts and feelings, some of you tend to misapprehend and invalidate them in so many ways. Telling me I am not supposed to feel that way because I am “rich and famous”. Telling me I have no right to be sad and hurt because I have everything a person could ask for. Judging, blaming and getting mad at me for expressing what I truly feel just because you do not agree and it is inconvenient for you. Dictating me what I should feel and should not feel. Ang hirapYung mga taong nagsasabi na wala akong dapat na maramdaman kundi kaligayahan kasi pinagpapala ako at dapat akong magpasalamat sakanila (at sakanila lang) dahil “wala naman ako kung wala sila”. Do not get me wrong, I am thankful for everything I have right now. And I have the Lord and the people who helped and supported me along the way to thank for that. I just could not take how some people feel so entitled in so many things, hindi lang sa career, ultimo personal na buhayMinsan nga tinatanong ko ang sarili ko, sino ba talaga ang gumawa sa akin? Ang Diyos ba o silaPagmamay-ari ba nila buong pagkatao ko para diktahan ako sa halos lahat ng bagay? Bakit ganun? Ganun ba dapat kapag mahal mo yung tao? Susubukan mong kontrolin ng naaayon sa kagustuhan mo? Dahil tingin mo yun yung tama? Dahil tingin mo doon siya liligaya?
Dumating yung araw na naramdaman ko na para bang hindi na ako masaya. Na kahit sandamakmak ang biyaya ang natatanggap ko, nawala na yung ligaya sa puso koHindi ko na makita yung tuwa sa mga ngiti ko at kinang sa mga mata ko. Hanggang sa napagtanto ko na iyon pala ay dahil sa ilang mga tao na nakapaligid sa akin. Yung mga taong akala ko ay tunay na nagmamalasakit at nagmamahal sa akin. Mahirap. Nahihirapan akong dinidiktahan ng mga dapat kong gawin at maramdaman. Napagtanto ko na nakokompromiso na yung kalayaan at kaligayahan ko. At hindi ko kayang mamuhay ng ganoon. I want to be able to do what I want and what makes me happy because I believe that is how life should be. I do not want to compromise my own happiness for other people’s desires. So this time, I am choosing myself. Ako naman.
When AlDub happened, everything escalated. My life changed drastically when Kalyeserye began. We’ve had blessings on top of blessings. Alden and I were given so much more than we could ask for. But more than anything, we will be forever thankful that God had given us people like you. People who support us in the things we do; those who always stood by our sides and defended us against judgments and criticisms; those who love us truthfully as a pair and as two different individuals; and those who never gave up. And for all the love and efforts you have given us, you deserve to know the truth that at this very moment Alden and I are just friends. We are a love team.
I hope you understand that I am here because I love making people happy. I am blessed to be in Eat Bulaga because I get to do what I want to do, and I get to be with such amazing people. I was never into money or fame. All I want in this life is to be free and happy. And I am certain that no amount of fame and money can ever give me genuine happiness. All my life I have been seeking love from people around me. And that is all that matters to me at this moment. As I have said, as you finish reading this letter, a lot of you would probably turn your backs on me. I am ready for it; I knew this day would come. Even if I am left with a small number of supporters after posting this, kahit sampu lang yan, for as long as I know (and I feel) they truly love me and care for me, I’ll be fine. Or even if I am left with none, I have family and friends who love me dearly and will never leave my side whatever happens. Sapat na yun para sa akin.
I also owe this to everyone who were dragged into this. Our families, friends, and workmates are being bashed and ridiculed by some. Kahit sinong madikit sa amin pinagiisipan at pinagsasalitaan ng hindi magandaBasta hindi naaayon sa kagustuhan ang mga nakikita, nagagalit. It hurts me seeing them being hurt. It hurts me how some of you are so capable and so proud of throwing so much hate on others– especially on people who care about us. Family and friends outside the industry are being taken into the wrong context, even if they do not have anything to do with the issues thrown at us. Hiling ko ang ay sana bigyan natin sila ng respeto. Naiintindihan ko na pinoprotektahan niyo lang kami, at nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng ginagawa niyong pagtatanggol sa amin, pero sana maintindihan niyo din na hindi kailangan maliitin ang pagkatao ng iba. Hindi niyo sila kailangan tirahin ng masasamang salita, Alam kong karamihan ng pinagdadaanan ko ngayon ay parte ng mundong ginagalawan ko. But some things are really getting out of hand, kailangan na din natin ilagay sa wasto. But then again, I know, that at the end of the day, love wins over hate. I still believe, and I fervently hope, that the same love who brought all of us here together in the beginning, will heal all scars and unite us again. Let us not focus on those who judge, but to those who love without any hesitations and expectations. I am who I am right now because of that.
Again, thank you very much for the love and support you have given me. I will forever cherish the presence of the whole fandom in my life. I do hope I have also given you enough joy for you to give me the freedom I believe I deserve. Freedom to feel what I want to feel, be what I want to be, and do what I want to do.
Alden deserves the same, too.
With so much gratitude,
That Girl

Note: This article originally came from Maine's Blog

Posted at 1:29 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, November 24, 2017



The Vivo V7 launch was a big success as it brought the topnotch brand closer to its audience with a grand unveiling last November 18 at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing. The V7 launch was headlined by the hottest boy band in the country and Vivo celebrity influencer Boyband PH. Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, Ford Valencia graced the stage with their upbeat performances at the much-anticipated launch of the latest pride from the global smartphone brand.
Prior to the grand launch, Boyband PH also joined local Bacolod media at the Vivo V7 press conference on the same day. When asked what their favorite feature is of the Vivo V7, Russel said it is definitely the 24MP front camera, “As a group we love to take group photos and the phone’s shot are really the best,” Russel explained. “And also HIFI audio of the phone as we love listening to music it has the best audio ever.” Boyband PH is grateful to be chosen by the brand to endorse their products and is happy to be a part of the Vivo Family.
The Vivo V7 is the newest addition to the V series and is a powerful shooter with an all screen Display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.
The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
 The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.



For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Vivo V7 Grand Launch in Bacolod with Boyband PH was a Success



The Vivo V7 launch was a big success as it brought the topnotch brand closer to its audience with a grand unveiling last November 18 at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing. The V7 launch was headlined by the hottest boy band in the country and Vivo celebrity influencer Boyband PH. Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, Ford Valencia graced the stage with their upbeat performances at the much-anticipated launch of the latest pride from the global smartphone brand.
Prior to the grand launch, Boyband PH also joined local Bacolod media at the Vivo V7 press conference on the same day. When asked what their favorite feature is of the Vivo V7, Russel said it is definitely the 24MP front camera, “As a group we love to take group photos and the phone’s shot are really the best,” Russel explained. “And also HIFI audio of the phone as we love listening to music it has the best audio ever.” Boyband PH is grateful to be chosen by the brand to endorse their products and is happy to be a part of the Vivo Family.
The Vivo V7 is the newest addition to the V series and is a powerful shooter with an all screen Display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.
The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
 The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.



For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Posted at 3:00 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, November 21, 2017



The Lola's of Eat Bulaga namely Lola Tidora, Lola Nidora and Lola Tinidora is all set to give laughter and horror in the big screen. Last week a bloggers conference was held to give us a chance to get to know more about the upcoming movie of Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros also known as JoWaPao. I was personally touched that the three Lola's came in fully made up and dressed up for their characters.


I actually first thought that Trip Ubusan is a comedy film, but during the blogcon they cleared out that this was more of the horror side. People will surely want to watch the movie because the Lola's have different characters and we all love our Lolas. But behind the all the laughter and fun of creating this film, keeping and creating their looks is time consuming. Wally's make up takes about 2hrs to finish because they have to make him look tired because he portrays Lola Nidora as someone who talks and acts slow. Jose as Lola Tinidora says his make up is just done in an hour because he doesn't like too much on and at the same time his skin is sensitive (and everyone in the room had a good laugh). And finally the most glamorous of them all, Lola Tidora portrayed by Paolo Ballesteros. Because he has to maintain the glam of his character, he does his own make-up for four hours. A good 7 hours combined just for the make upof this movie.

So are you excited to watch? Because I am! Trip Ubusan is showing on November 22 in cinemas nationwide.

Trip Ubusan | The Lola's Are Out!



The Lola's of Eat Bulaga namely Lola Tidora, Lola Nidora and Lola Tinidora is all set to give laughter and horror in the big screen. Last week a bloggers conference was held to give us a chance to get to know more about the upcoming movie of Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros also known as JoWaPao. I was personally touched that the three Lola's came in fully made up and dressed up for their characters.


I actually first thought that Trip Ubusan is a comedy film, but during the blogcon they cleared out that this was more of the horror side. People will surely want to watch the movie because the Lola's have different characters and we all love our Lolas. But behind the all the laughter and fun of creating this film, keeping and creating their looks is time consuming. Wally's make up takes about 2hrs to finish because they have to make him look tired because he portrays Lola Nidora as someone who talks and acts slow. Jose as Lola Tinidora says his make up is just done in an hour because he doesn't like too much on and at the same time his skin is sensitive (and everyone in the room had a good laugh). And finally the most glamorous of them all, Lola Tidora portrayed by Paolo Ballesteros. Because he has to maintain the glam of his character, he does his own make-up for four hours. A good 7 hours combined just for the make upof this movie.

So are you excited to watch? Because I am! Trip Ubusan is showing on November 22 in cinemas nationwide.

Posted at 12:29 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, November 20, 2017



SM City Fairview joins in the Christmas fun spirit as they light up and introduce their theme.
This year SM Malls has been simultaneously opening their malls' Christmas theme. Here in the Philippines Christmas is very well celebrated for our kids and SM had the perfect theme in mind. #WeLoveDisney search for this hashtag and you'll be lead to different SM Mall photos of cuteness and love for Disney.


As for SM City Fairviews Disney theme? It's OLAF's Frozen Adventure! What a joy to see such setup created with so much passion and made me feel I am in Arendale. But that's not all, the event was graced by the very beautiful family of Oyo and Kristine Sotto with their lovely children.


Check out other SM Malls near you with your family and be part of a Magical Christmas

SM City Fairview Welcomes Everyone To A Magical Christmas



SM City Fairview joins in the Christmas fun spirit as they light up and introduce their theme.
This year SM Malls has been simultaneously opening their malls' Christmas theme. Here in the Philippines Christmas is very well celebrated for our kids and SM had the perfect theme in mind. #WeLoveDisney search for this hashtag and you'll be lead to different SM Mall photos of cuteness and love for Disney.


As for SM City Fairviews Disney theme? It's OLAF's Frozen Adventure! What a joy to see such setup created with so much passion and made me feel I am in Arendale. But that's not all, the event was graced by the very beautiful family of Oyo and Kristine Sotto with their lovely children.


Check out other SM Malls near you with your family and be part of a Magical Christmas

Posted at 11:57 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Saturday, November 18, 2017




Key Points:
24MP Front Camera
All Screen Display
4GB RAM + 32GB ROM
16MP Rear Camera


                     Watch: VIVO V7 UNBOXING


1. Front Camera

The V7 continues Vivo’s tradition of revolutionizing phone camra technology, by offering a new way to achieve the perfect selfie. The powerful 24MP camera, combined with Vivo’s exclusive Face Beauty algorithm, offers crystal-clear photos and natural facial enhancement. Portrait Mode allows you to take selfies with a beautiful blurred background.

1.1 24MP Front Camera
     ---Clearer Selfies

The front camera’s industry-leading 24MP sensor boasts a higher number of pixels, creating sharper, more distinctive selfies. The background remains clear at all times, with true-to-life color and contrast.


1.2 Face Beauty 7.0
    ---Naturally Beautiful Shots

Updated algorithms give your facial features better definition and add brightness to your selfies, while remaining natural-looking and authentic.


1.3 Face Beauty for Video Calls

V7’s beauty enhancer not only perfects your selfies, but can also be switched on whenever you use video chatting apps. Simply select your optimal facial beauty mode and prepare to dazzle all your contacts. When in a darker environment, the Selfie Softlight kicks in, offering flattering illumination.
*Only supports a selection of applications. Please refer to the official Vivo website for the full list. ——彩页标注
(Supports WhatsApp, Line, Facebook Messenger, Zalo, Viber Messenger and BBM). ——官网注明


2. Rear Camera

2.1 16MP Rear Camera

The 16MP rear camera sensor breathes life into your photos, and captures every detail with bright, ultra-sharp clarity. The super-fast focusing speed, powered by PDAF technology, helps you create beautifully clear images.

2.2 64MP Ultra HD Photos

With Ultra HD Photos, V7 shoots multiple frames in quick succession, and combines them into one 64MP shot with phenomenal definition and detail.

2.3 Portrait Mode

With V7’s Portrait Mode, you really stand out in your selfies. Portrait Mode adds background blurring for sharper contrast, just like using a large aperture focus with a DSLR camera.



3. All Screen Display

V7’s revolutionary All Screen Display offers a groundbreaking visual experience. With an immersive screen and smaller bezels, it’s a work of art that feels great in the palm of your hand.

3.1 Wider View, Comfortable Grip

Thanks to V7’s All Screen Display, you can enjoy the portability and comfort of a 5.2-inch screen phone, with all the benefits of an immersive 5.7-inch screen.


3.2 See More with Slimmer Bezels

V7’s impressive screen-to-body ratio of 83.6%, plus narrow bezels, make it stand out from the crowd. The future-focused design breaks conventions to bring you remarkable visual impact on your smart phone.

3.3 Curved for Comfort, Styled to Impress

The slim body features a slight curve, designed to slide perfectly into your hand. Nano sand coating and new reflective antenna lines add texture and aesthetic appeal.


4. Powerful Performance

4GB RAM + 32GB ROM

V7 runs on a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm processor. Its 1.8GHz frequency offers 20% more power than previous generation processors, for a smoother, speedier performance.

Run multiple applications with a powerful 4GB RAM, and switch seamlessly between complex games, social media apps and more.

Fun should never be restricted. The 32GB storage can easily be expanded to 256GB, letting you pack even more movies and music on to your V7, to enjoy whenever and wherever you like.

Additionally, Funtouch OS 3.2, based on Android 7.1, offers a more exciting, smarter user experience.


5. Extraordinary Features

Vivo takes pride in developing inspirational, customer-focused features and the latest V7 is packed with several, including Smart Split 3.0, App Clone and Face Access.

5.1 Face Access Smarter Unlocking

Vivo’s new Face Access scans multiple areas of the face, and unlocks after identifying the biological facial features. This combines with our Raise to Wake technology to make unlocking your phone totally effortless – just pick up the phone to wake the screen, and Face Access will start immediately to unlock it.


5.2 Smart Split 3.0

Multi-tasking is easy with the upgraded Smart Split 3.0. If a text message comes in while you’re watching a video, simply click to split the screen in two. You can also simply slide three fingers down the screen to run other applications in split screen mode without pausing your video.
*Only supports a selection of applications. Please refer to the official Vivo website for the full list. ——彩页标注
(Currently supports video streaming, Facebook, Line, Messages, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp, BBM, Play Movies & TV, YouTube, Video, MX Player, VLC for Android, and more) ——官网注明

5.3 App Clone

App Clone helps better separate your professional life from personal life - you can run one app as two, or use two accounts to log into the same social media app.
*Only supports a selection of applications. Please refer to the official Vivo website for the full list. ——彩页标注
(Currently supports WhatsApp, Line, BBM, WeChat, Zalo and Viber.) ——官网注明



The product pictures shown are for reference only, the images shown on the display screen are simulated, and for demonstration purposes only. Please take actual products as standard.
All data is based on our technical design parameters, laboratory test results and supplier test data. Actual performance may vary depending on software version, specific test environment and phone model. All comparisons shown on this page refer to Vivo products only.
Vivo reserves the right to amend these specifications and descriptions, and amend the product described without giving any prior notice. (仅在官网注明)


Operating System
Android7.1(Funtouch OS 3.2)

Screen
5.7''(1440*720)

Camera
Front 24MP / Rear 16MP

Processor
Qualcomm Octa-core

Dimensions
149.3*72.8*7.9mm

Weight
139g

Battery
3000mAh(TYP)

Storage
4GB RAM + 32GB ROM

Connectivity
USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM,OTG

Location
GPS,BeiDou,GLONASS

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass

Network
GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/5/8
FDD: B1/3/5/8
TDD: B38/B40/41

GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/5/8
FDD: B1/3/5/8/7/28
TDD: B38/B40/41
GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/5/8
FDD: B1/3/5/7/8

GSM:B2/3/8
WCDMA:B1/8
FDD:B1/3/7/8/20
TDD:B38/B40/41



VIVO V7 PH LAUNCH: Unboxing and Specs




Key Points:
24MP Front Camera
All Screen Display
4GB RAM + 32GB ROM
16MP Rear Camera


                     Watch: VIVO V7 UNBOXING


1. Front Camera

The V7 continues Vivo’s tradition of revolutionizing phone camra technology, by offering a new way to achieve the perfect selfie. The powerful 24MP camera, combined with Vivo’s exclusive Face Beauty algorithm, offers crystal-clear photos and natural facial enhancement. Portrait Mode allows you to take selfies with a beautiful blurred background.

1.1 24MP Front Camera
     ---Clearer Selfies

The front camera’s industry-leading 24MP sensor boasts a higher number of pixels, creating sharper, more distinctive selfies. The background remains clear at all times, with true-to-life color and contrast.


1.2 Face Beauty 7.0
    ---Naturally Beautiful Shots

Updated algorithms give your facial features better definition and add brightness to your selfies, while remaining natural-looking and authentic.


1.3 Face Beauty for Video Calls

V7’s beauty enhancer not only perfects your selfies, but can also be switched on whenever you use video chatting apps. Simply select your optimal facial beauty mode and prepare to dazzle all your contacts. When in a darker environment, the Selfie Softlight kicks in, offering flattering illumination.
*Only supports a selection of applications. Please refer to the official Vivo website for the full list. ——彩页标注
(Supports WhatsApp, Line, Facebook Messenger, Zalo, Viber Messenger and BBM). ——官网注明


2. Rear Camera

2.1 16MP Rear Camera

The 16MP rear camera sensor breathes life into your photos, and captures every detail with bright, ultra-sharp clarity. The super-fast focusing speed, powered by PDAF technology, helps you create beautifully clear images.

2.2 64MP Ultra HD Photos

With Ultra HD Photos, V7 shoots multiple frames in quick succession, and combines them into one 64MP shot with phenomenal definition and detail.

2.3 Portrait Mode

With V7’s Portrait Mode, you really stand out in your selfies. Portrait Mode adds background blurring for sharper contrast, just like using a large aperture focus with a DSLR camera.



3. All Screen Display

V7’s revolutionary All Screen Display offers a groundbreaking visual experience. With an immersive screen and smaller bezels, it’s a work of art that feels great in the palm of your hand.

3.1 Wider View, Comfortable Grip

Thanks to V7’s All Screen Display, you can enjoy the portability and comfort of a 5.2-inch screen phone, with all the benefits of an immersive 5.7-inch screen.


3.2 See More with Slimmer Bezels

V7’s impressive screen-to-body ratio of 83.6%, plus narrow bezels, make it stand out from the crowd. The future-focused design breaks conventions to bring you remarkable visual impact on your smart phone.

3.3 Curved for Comfort, Styled to Impress

The slim body features a slight curve, designed to slide perfectly into your hand. Nano sand coating and new reflective antenna lines add texture and aesthetic appeal.


4. Powerful Performance

4GB RAM + 32GB ROM

V7 runs on a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm processor. Its 1.8GHz frequency offers 20% more power than previous generation processors, for a smoother, speedier performance.

Run multiple applications with a powerful 4GB RAM, and switch seamlessly between complex games, social media apps and more.

Fun should never be restricted. The 32GB storage can easily be expanded to 256GB, letting you pack even more movies and music on to your V7, to enjoy whenever and wherever you like.

Additionally, Funtouch OS 3.2, based on Android 7.1, offers a more exciting, smarter user experience.


5. Extraordinary Features

Vivo takes pride in developing inspirational, customer-focused features and the latest V7 is packed with several, including Smart Split 3.0, App Clone and Face Access.

5.1 Face Access Smarter Unlocking

Vivo’s new Face Access scans multiple areas of the face, and unlocks after identifying the biological facial features. This combines with our Raise to Wake technology to make unlocking your phone totally effortless – just pick up the phone to wake the screen, and Face Access will start immediately to unlock it.


5.2 Smart Split 3.0

Multi-tasking is easy with the upgraded Smart Split 3.0. If a text message comes in while you’re watching a video, simply click to split the screen in two. You can also simply slide three fingers down the screen to run other applications in split screen mode without pausing your video.
*Only supports a selection of applications. Please refer to the official Vivo website for the full list. ——彩页标注
(Currently supports video streaming, Facebook, Line, Messages, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp, BBM, Play Movies & TV, YouTube, Video, MX Player, VLC for Android, and more) ——官网注明

5.3 App Clone

App Clone helps better separate your professional life from personal life - you can run one app as two, or use two accounts to log into the same social media app.
*Only supports a selection of applications. Please refer to the official Vivo website for the full list. ——彩页标注
(Currently supports WhatsApp, Line, BBM, WeChat, Zalo and Viber.) ——官网注明



The product pictures shown are for reference only, the images shown on the display screen are simulated, and for demonstration purposes only. Please take actual products as standard.
All data is based on our technical design parameters, laboratory test results and supplier test data. Actual performance may vary depending on software version, specific test environment and phone model. All comparisons shown on this page refer to Vivo products only.
Vivo reserves the right to amend these specifications and descriptions, and amend the product described without giving any prior notice. (仅在官网注明)


Operating System
Android7.1(Funtouch OS 3.2)

Screen
5.7''(1440*720)

Camera
Front 24MP / Rear 16MP

Processor
Qualcomm Octa-core

Dimensions
149.3*72.8*7.9mm

Weight
139g

Battery
3000mAh(TYP)

Storage
4GB RAM + 32GB ROM

Connectivity
USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM,OTG

Location
GPS,BeiDou,GLONASS

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass

Network
GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/5/8
FDD: B1/3/5/8
TDD: B38/B40/41

GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/5/8
FDD: B1/3/5/8/7/28
TDD: B38/B40/41
GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: B1/5/8
FDD: B1/3/5/7/8

GSM:B2/3/8
WCDMA:B1/8
FDD:B1/3/7/8/20
TDD:B38/B40/41



Posted at 7:02 AM  |  by Misis Nikole
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