Monday, November 10, 2014

Yolanda's First Year

A year ago today, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” made landfall at 4:40 a.m. in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Yolanda left a near-apocalyptic landscape: about 600 towns and 57 cities in 44 provinces flattened or damaged, more than 28,000 people injured and some 3 million affected in one way or another. The government stopped counting the dead—the corpses littered the coasts and countryside for weeks and sometimes months after the typhoon—at 6,293 last April, despite some 1,800 more persons reported missing. No one is sure of the exact number at this point.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PNOY Says Sorry

President Aquino the head of our Philippines national government apologized to the citizens for the "small inconvenience" they are suffering, according to talker Coloma? This is phenomenal and unprecedented for PNoy to say because he is so proud and stubborn to accept mistakes.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Domogan Vs Casanova

 Atty. Arnel Paciano D. Casanova, President and CEO of the Bases Conversion & Development Authority (BCDA) in an open letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the City Government of Baguio reiterated that the people of Baguio deserves a leadership that will put their interest ahead at all times. It is hoped that as public servants, we can both live up to this legal and moral duty. To do otherwise is to betray that public trust.  This is the danger with open letters though it can be an avenue for grandstanding. Would it have been easy to just set a meeting.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hair Rebond That Last

When a lady gets a rebond, it means she went through a lot of serious thinking just to be absolutely sure that she’s ready to make that commitment. At the end of the day, a rebond is a commitment that should really last.

Imagine the indignation when a lady gets a bad rebond or a rebond that lasts only a month. Remember that rebonding is a chemical, thermal, and mechanical process that is sure to have side effects and adverse reactions. That is why getting good quality rebonds using the right products with the best hairstylist is of great importance.

Monday, August 4, 2014

MRT Woes

Personally, I dread riding the MRT to me it feels like its a sub level of purgatory. Just the thought of riding  the MRT on a rush hour because I have no choice is enough to trigger hyperventillation. So I don't know if I should be happy about the fact that the government wants to take over the running of MRT. I think that this is going to make commuter woes even worse. Imagine my shock when I found out that MRT 3 currently operates double its original capacity – with 600,000 passengers a day when it was originally designed for 350,000.

Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike  is a proposed expressway that will start from the coastal area of Laguna de Bay from Taguig in Metro Manila toCalamba and Los Baños in Laguna.
The  Laguna Dike in partnership with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) project will involve the construction of a 47-kilometre-long (29 mi), six-lane dike including bridges, pumping stations and ancillary flood gates.

My SONA 2014 Grade

I  just had the time to read the full text of  President Benigno S. Aquino's Station of the Nation Address .In my opinion if you are running your own business in fairness the report on Economy; "nagkamit tayo ng investment grade status", is true, institutional investors as to where I'm at now in this part of the country .

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10 Questions For PNOY

So there it is. The President violated the Constitution, he violated the General Appropriations Act, he “castrated” Congress of its powers said SC Justice Antonio Carpio, yet he did nothing illegal. Heck he did nothing wrong at all. And we’re not even talking here about how the DAP was used to… uh… persuade congressmen and senators about the need to impeach former Chief Justice Renato Corona. Or how DAP eventually enriched Jenny Napoles and her gang.

Here are  questions Pres. Noynoy Aquino should answer about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the pork barrel.

1. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled the key elements of your Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, do you still insist that you did not do anything wrong or illegal?

2. Is it true that Secretary Manuel Roxas II got 10 Billion from DAP for DILG Projects?

3. What was your criteria in approving projects, activities and programs funded by DAP? Why spend P2 billion, for example, for infrastructure projects in your home province of Tarlac? Or P5.4 billion for landowners’ compensation that would partly go to the compensation of your family’s Hacienda Luisita?

4. If you truly believed in the need to adjust the national budget or fund items not contemplated under the General Appropriations Act (GAA), why did you not ask for a supplemental budget from Congress instead of coursing it through a legally tenuous mechanism like the DAP?

5. Why were DAP allocations of anywhere from P50 million to P100 million given only to senators who voted to impeach former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012? Similarly, why were DAP allocations of at least P10 million each given only to congressmen who voted to impeach Corona? Don’t you consider this bribery?

6 Considering that during the Arroyo administration, you riled against and even filed a bill to curb the President’s powers to impound and realign funds appropriated by Congress, what made you change your mind such that when it was your turn to be president, you created a mechanism that would surpass what your predecessor did?

7. As the approving authority for the release of funds under DAP, don’t you think you are also accountable if said funds end up in the pockets of corrupt public officials and private persons?

8. Why does your office refuse to release the full details of the PAPs funded by DAP?

9. In the spirit of accountability and “daang matuwid,” shouldn’t you, Mar Roxas and , Budget Secretary Butch Abad, resign from your posts?#

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PNOY Should Submit to Supreme Court

As President of the Philippines,  President Aquino should serve as the exemplar of subjection to the rule of Law. And the Sereno Court err Supreme Court has the final word when it comes to interpreting that law. Aquino knows that perfectly well. He wouldn’t have spent megabucks to fund the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012 if he did not recognise the power wielded by a judge’s words and the finality the bang of a gavel puts in these.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Beauty Junkee's Giveaway

The Beauty Junkee is celebrating her 5th year and she's celebrating in a major way. Join her contest and see for yourself. She's giving away 100,000 worth of prizes. So what are you waiting for join the fun visit her site.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Zumbathon by Pure Jus

Here's how to Join:

1.) Pre-order 6 Pure-Jus Regular Blends from March 13, up until March 30, 2014.
     Orders can be placed by sending an SMS to 0917-8086781. (all orders are subject to availability of flavors)
2.) Wait for an order confirmation and further instructions regarding payment thru e-mail.
3.) Settle your payment as soon as you get confirmation to avoid forfeiting the slot
4.)Send them a copy/ photo of your deposit slip.
5.) You will be given a slot code which you will present upon registration.
6.) Slots are limited so make sure that you secure your slot by ordering/paying early.
7.) Ordered items will be distributed after the Zumba party

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LAZADA PH BAGS AWARD AT THE 6TH DIGITALFILIPINO AWARDS, the Philippines largest online shopping mall, recently emerged among the victors in the 2014 DigitalFilipino Awards held at the Amphitheater of Ateneo Graduate of School of Business, Rockwell Drive in Makati City.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tutuban Center pushes for another prosperous 25 years

Tutuban Center is 25 years old, but will certainly push for another 25 more.
But for this year’s celebration, Tutuban Center decided to forego with the usual glitzy celebration by focusing on activities that will help foster a stronger bond with its tenants, suppliers, partners and customers and the community.
Everything was simple, straightforward but with a deeper sense of purpose. This was demonstrated by a blood-letting activity in the morning where many of its employees participated and gamely donated precious blood for the benefit of those in need of it, like those suffering from certain blood-related ailments and other life-threatening diseases.

Monday, March 10, 2014

PEARL: The Patient, The Artist

To date, adequate healthcare delivery among persons with rheumatic diseases has not been fully addressed. Historically, national health programs do not include rheumatic conditions among the priority list of diseases. There is a general lack of public awareness wherein rheumatic diseases are lumped together in one local term merely named “rayuma”.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

There’s nothing like the real Cohen

Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre, the name behind the Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, seeks to get the message across: There is nothing like the real deal!
Addressing the rise of knockoffs spawned by the program’s huge popularity as a rapid weight loss solution, Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre CEO Barbara Young explains, “Success in losing weight can only be achieved through the tried-and-tested scientific, systematic, and sustainable approach of the real Cohen.”

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cock by Rem Zamora


 What happens when a young gay man falls in love with a woman? That’s the central conceit behind Red Turnip Theater’s second offering, COCK by Mike Bartlett. A sold-out hit when it first premiered in London in 2009 and subsequently during its off-Broadway run a year later, COCK revolves around a gay couple whose rocky relationship derails when one of them sleeps (and falls in love) with a woman. Debates over one’s sexual identity explode when all three decide to sit down and “duke it out” over dinner. Hilarity ensues when another unexpected guest turns up and loyalties are put to the test. As one character puts it, “It’s the ultimate bitch fight”.

The New York Times calls COCK “a terrific, tense little comedy” while The Huffington Post hails it as “a terrific contemporary play that puts much of other theatre to shame”. This critical darling is the perfect bookend to Red Turnip’s maiden season.

Fresh off the success of their critically-acclaimed CLOSER last October at Whitespace, Red Turnip promises another unique, in your face theatrical experience with COCK. The vision of five estab-lished actors (Ana Abad Santos, Topper Fabregas, Jenny Jamora, Cris Villonco and Rem Zamora), Red Turnip aims to engage theatergoers with the sort of material that seems to be in short supply in the country—the straight play.

Rem Zamora makes his directorial debut with COCK.“We’re excited to be back in Whitespace. A lot of people who came to CLOSER said they enjoyed the intimacy of the experience and the space. That was in Hall B. We’re going even more intimate this time in the smaller Hall A. COCK also plays in the round so it feels like you’re watching a fight in an arena—no frills: just words and pure conflict in the ring, and an intense involvement in the audience.”

Zamora has assembled a tight cast of theatrical heavyweights for COCK’s Manila premier: Topper Fabregas (Boeing Boeing, The Producers), Niccolo Manahan (Next Fall, Doubt), Jenny Jamora (Mind’s Eye, A Little Night Music), Audie Gemora (Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables) Fabregas is John, a young man caught between his gay lover and his growing attraction to an-other woman- W, played by Jamora.
Niccolo Manahan makes a theatrical comeback as M, John’s lover who isn’t about to let him go without a fight. “I feel ‘Cock’ will be a great experiment for me; an experiment in balancing my life with the things I enjoy doing, and an experiment in pushing my range. I don’t know where this ex-periment will lead but its an incredible opportunity that I’m thankful for.”

Rounding off this impressive cast is theatre stalwart Audie Gemora as F, M’s well-meaning father whose sudden appearance at dinner throws everyone for a loop. “The birth of a theater group is always exciting and eventful with fresh artistic vision and passion. I am thrilled to be part of Red Turnips 2nd offering, ‘Cock’. This is Rem Zamora's directorial debut and my first time to be acting opposite brilliant young actors Niccolo Manahan and Jenny Jamora, while Topper Fabregas takes on his most complex character yet. Together we jump into a crackling cock fight of personalities, emotions and words.”

COCK is a comedy… with bite. No props, scenery or furniture. Just actors, sharp dialogue and some clever staging. All essential. Absolutely Red Turnip.

COCK is supported by FILA through the kindness of its President and owner Cris Albert. Supporting the arts has become one of her numerous advocacies, a true testament to her gener-ous spirit and her commitment to giving back to the community.

Direction by Rem Zamora, technical direction and lighting design by John Batalla, set design by Denis Lagdameo and sound design by Jethro Joaquin.

Cock will be staged at Whitespace — 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati — on March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 (Friday, 9 p.m.); March 8, 15, 29 and April 5 (Saturday, 8 p.m.); April 5, Saturday at 4 p.m.; March 9, 16, 23 and April 6 (Sunday, 4 p.m.) and special closing gala on April 6, Sunday, 8 p.m. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (891-9999 or Or Red Turnip Theater ( or

Saturday, February 8, 2014


The city’s busiest people found an oasis at the launch of HANA by leading Japanese beauty brand Shokubutsu. HANA is the newest player in the beauty category. Harnessed from nature by the technology of LION Japan, Hana believes in hair and body care the way nature intended it to be. Hana products are made with 100% natural cleansing and moisturizing ingredients to achieve another kind of beauty called Healthy Beauty.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Get Cashback on Mondays with Lazada

One week after the launch of its mobile application for iPhone and iPad, Lazada launched its ‘Lifestyle Monday With Mastercard’ promotion with MasterCard Philippines today. Through this promotion, MasterCard cardholders in the Philippines will enjoy a 10% additional discount when they shop from the Lifestyle and Fashion categories of Lazada on Mondays.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Bally, in collaboration with the international eyewear group TWC L’AMY, recently presented its Spring 2014 Eyewear Collection for men and women. Divided into lines of Formal, Business, Casual and Sport; the new wider range of models captures the essence of the Swiss brand’s world renowned craftsmanship, attention to detail and trademark design.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

5 Minutes Matter with Panadol

 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global leading healthcare company and maker of Panadol® announced the brand entry and launch of the new (paracetamol) Panadol® with Optizorb® in Philippines today. The world’s trusted pain reliever will be made accessible to consumers at pharmacies across the country starting next month.

Monday, January 13, 2014


In celebration of its 80th Anniversary, LACOSTE unveils an exclusive and unique brand experience roadshow in Manila, which is on display from January 10 to 12 and January 14 to 16 at the Shangri-la Plaza’s East Wing Atrium. Visitors will encounter three cubes filled with moving and still images and objects from the brand archives dating back to the invention of the polo shirt and founding of the brand in 1933 by tennis champion René Lacoste.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

American Eye Gives Back to OFW's

The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.

In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mandaue Foam Furniture Store’s Pong Sofa

A sofa holds countless stories. It is where families and friends usually share some quality time and cherished conversations. However, there are times when you want to re-shuffle it because you want to be seated in a more comfortable way, or a particular kind of occasion simply calls for a different type of seating arrangement. With Mandaue Foam Furniture Store’s Pong sofa, you have the choice to organize or style your seats the way you want it to be.