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Dial 0917-558HOPE to save a life in 40 seconds


 Do you know that the second leading cause of death among the youth (15-29 years old) globally, is suicide? That is according to the World Health Organization. To add, depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19. At present, life is lost to suicide every 40 seconds. The hotline 0917-558HOPE(4673) is just one of the HOPELINE numbers from Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF). HOPELINE is a 24/7 suicide hotline which can provide proper intervention to those who need assistance. Other numbers are 804-HOPE and 2919 (toll free from TM and Globe). […]


MoneyGram donates P1M to Black Pencil Project’s “School-in-A-Box Program”


 “Our Php1 million will go a long way. The School-in-A-Box program will provide complete study packs, teacher’s kits, and relevant learning resource materials for the marginalized children from the indigenous communities,” says Andrea Maramotti, MoneyGram International Head of Marketing for Emerging Markets. Definitely, any amount, and the larger the better, will do something great for projects that will benefit the young and helping them to get schooled as they are our future leaders in the making. Black Pencil Project is an independent civilian volunteer organization that assists select schools from far-flung areas all over the country. Founded in June 2008, […]


CustomThread: Customizing apparel to a whole new level


 Dreaming of starting your own T-shirt printing business is a legit kick-ass if you know the ways and trade of the clothing industry. A lot of t-shirt printing business sprung left and right with almost of them became successful and earned a lot of  customers coming back for their services. What if you don’t know the how to’s of this traditional business and yet, you still want to engage with the opportunities that it bring to people interested in this kind of industry? You’ve got a creative mind? That’s a starter. CustomThread gives everyone an opportunity to have that shot of success, be […]


Webrangers learn from Digital Storytellers


 Together with invited social media influencers and digital storytellers, Google Philippines held a one-day Webrangers workshop for students last September 17 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati. Guest speakers like Jako de Leon of paperbug shared insights on how to be a successful online influencers. For Jako, who produces YouTube videos for Bogart the Explorer, creating content online is more flexible as it can target a large pie of the demographics. It’s relatively inexpensive and can be instantly shared using social media networks. The main goal of Webrangers campaign is to encourage young students age 14-20 years old to know […]


Gabay Guro pays tribute to teachers this Teachers’ Month


 Gabay Guro was born when a group of like-minded PLDT executives banded together over coffee for an advocacy for teachers. That was nine years ago. Today, Gabay Guro has over 1100 scholars on various state colleges and universities nationwide. There are over 300 LET passers, 496 active scholars as of August, 2016 and projected 167 graduates in 2017. Gabay Guro also celebrates the fat that 137 scholars graduated with honors – 112 cum laudes and 25 magna cum laudes. Gabay Guro has also partnered with local government units to further teacher education. What is Gabay Guro? Gabay Guro is a […]


Kapuso teen star Miguel Tanfelix tackles issues on premarital sex and teenage pregnancies


 To be clear, Kapuso young actor Miguel Tanfelix admits that he has no time to think about premarital sex at this point in time of his career. Miguel, 17, is currently busy with projects under his mother studio and other appearances beyond showbiz like becoming an ambassador for U4U. Miguel was tapped as the Celebrity Ambassador for U4U flagship program for Filipino teens by POPCOM. POPCOM kicked off U4U in 2014 as an innovative caravan for teens and by teens. POPCOM executive director, Dr. Juan Antonio Perez said that U4U is one of several programs of the government aimed to fulfill […]

Mang Inasal pays tribute to everyday heroes


 It’s not all the time that we see and hear heroic deeds by our fellowmen that is given recognition for all citizens to know and realize that faith in humanity is still present among our hearts. A person doesn’t have to go to war and come back as a hero nor that person doesn’t have to save an entire city like the Avengers did in the movie Age of Ultron. A person can be a hero just by stepping up, believing and doing what he believes is right. Sharing talents and passion to his fellowmen that will benefit a lot of people […]


Gabay Generika embodies the passion behind Generika Drugstore


 Generika is now part of Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. – a partnership built to provide better healthcare services to the Filipino people. Generika Drugstore has been around for more than 13 years and they were among the pioneers in the Philippines’ generics industry, headed by Mr. Teodore Ferrer, President, Generika Drugstore. Generika is not just a simple drugstore that offers affordable generic medicines. It’s our first time to learn that they offer this service like Gabay Generika, a philosophy behind every single thing that the company does. It is embodied by the passion of their pharmacists who only seek to […]


Strengthen your kids’ educational and learning skills through iCreate Cafe Manila


 Want to build your child’s education and learning skills to full potential? Here are some of the things you should know about iCreate Cafe Manila. 2.0 Milo iCreate Cafe Manila introduces a learning solution that brings together technology, curriculum, and hand-on work, and aligned with key educational standards and learning objectives. StoryStarter Also offers hands-on literacy solution that ignites confident writers in Elementary School. Story starter consists of two successive educational levels that strengthen students’ literacy skills through writing, reading, and understanding stories. Simple Machines Is an engaging hands-on tool that introduces second and third-graders to the basic principles behind […]


Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit in Cebu


 Weather Philippines Foundation in cooperation with Cebu Pacific Air, brought us to Cebu last July 21-22 for the Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit. It was a two-day trip which included a familiarization and urbanized heritage tour around the city of Cebu on the first day and social media summit on the second day held at Summit Circle Hotel last July 22. In partnership with Cebu Pacific Air, Rappler, and City Savings, Weather Philippines also invited local school and university educators to a one-day social media awareness day. The summit covered the responsible use […]


Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu EATgetaway experience


 This year, we were back for the second time in Cebu. We were in Cebu last Sinulog Festival in January and this time it’s for the Weather Philippines Foundation Social Media Summit held last July 21-22, 2016. Our flight and hotel accommodation for the 2-day summit was sponsored by Weather Philippines in partnership with Cebu Pacific Air and Summit Circle Hotel. Weather Philippines Foundation invited several bloggers from Manila representing Weather Wiser Influencers to the Social Media for  Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness with Rappler Philippines and City Savings last July 22.   Educators from Cebu universities and schools were also […]


Weather Philippines Foundation gets urbanized with Cebu Heritage Tour


 Did you know that long before the colonizing powers of the West arrived, Cebu was once called Zubu and was already an important trading center and one of the oldest trading location known as parian is here in this city? Before Ferdinand Magellan, it was the Chinese traders who discovered and were particularly attracted, not only to goods; but tot the honesty of the natives of Zubu, and it was the ‘ideal safe harbor’ because of the protection in the east given by the Mactan Island. This was just an introduction of what we rediscovered during our recent stay in Cebu. […]


How strong and secure is your online password?


 If you’re not sure if your internet online password is not strong, safe, and secure, hook on this site first before you proceed below. For many, and that include us, think that our choice passwords are already strong and safe. But wait until you try and test it on the site we just gave you. High school students of Manila Science High School know very much than we do. At their tender age, they knew the danger that lurks beneath the world wide web and that there is someone who’s out to steal their online information and use it without […]


Robin Padilla and MoneyGram help to bring OFWs closer to their families


 Robin Padilla is known in Philippines Showbiz as the Action Prince and has been a popular figure both charitable works and campaigns entertaining Filipino workers abroad, aka OFWs. MoneyGram is a money remittance US based company in Dallas, known globally in 200 countries, including Philippines which has over 13,000 locations by the end of July 2016. MoneyGram has 375,000 locations worldwide. Robin and MoneyGram’s relationship started four years ago in 2012 and continuously strengthens within the succeeding years. The first endorsement by Robin as Global Brand Ambassador for MoneyGram was to bring awareness on what the brand was all about, according to […]


Avida and Kubular presented the Art of Sensibly Designed Living with two-week exhibit


 Avida Land and the guys behind graphic design-based apparel brand Team Manila, recently showcased the “Art in Space,” a two-week exhibit featuring the aesthetics of creative interiors. This is the first collaboration between Avida, proponent of sensible and inspired living, and Kubular. The exhibit was presented at the Avida showroom in Glorietta 4 featuring never-before-seen pieces from Kubular’s newest collection. Four setups were revealed at the opening event: the living room, the entertainment center, the DJ booth and the display area. Kubular’s furniture designs carry an industrial, Scandinavian feel—straightforward elements like wood and steel bent into cubes and grids to make […]


Cebu Pacific and UNICEF rise for children’s health and nutrition campaign


 UNICEF and Cebu Pacific partners for Change for Good campaign which will make a child’s first 1000 days disease-free and well taken care of. Each currency that every Cebu Pacific flying passengers donate to Change for Good will go directly to UNICEF to fund the daily needs of less-fortunate kids in the Philippines up to their 1,000 growing days.   *I always fly to different countries and have seen these on-flight donations and I wonder to myself, ‘when are we going to have this project in my country where an airline will support UNICEF’s Change for Good?’ shared actress Anne […]


Throwback to Pasig River’s rich cultural heritage


 Pasig River is the story of Filipino people. It is often said that in order for a society to effectively progress into the future, they must never forget to look back and constantly remember and learn from the things that happened in the past. Last June 8, 4 days befoe the Philippines commemorate 118th year of Independence, The Philippine Information Agency – National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), in coopertaion with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted a river tour that combined history and rehabilitation advocacy regarding the river that once gave […]


Learning the ways to Farm Enterprise by Binahon AgroForestry Farm in Bukidnon


 Our next stop for OA Bloggers Tour Day 2 in Bukidnon was at the Binahon AgroForestry Farm, situated within the Kitanglad Mountain Range in Bukidnon. It was almost 6 in the evening when we got there and it was slightly raining that time. From Malaybalay’s Jaya’s Secret Garden, it took us 3 hours to get to Lantapan. We unpacked our things immediately right after we were assigned of our room and just aa right as we were charging our mobile devices, the place was hit by a power failure. We.were a little bit uneasy at that moment because we were […]


Unveiling Jaya’s Secret Garden of Malaybalay


 It was around 1 in the afternoon when we reached Jaya’s Secret Garden in Malaybalay, Bukidnon for our Day 2 organic farm tour that started with Cervantes Farm in Cagayan de Oro last May 23, 2016. After our overnight stay at Alomah’s Place, our group visited the backyard farming in urban settlement by the Bayag family who served us with a hearty lunch meal that included fried red tilapia, native pato tim (duck), vegetable salad, fruit dessert, and house blend orange juice spiked with chili pepper. Junah and Hazel Bayag started their backyard farming upon realizing that there is an opportunity […]


Take a look at Alomah’s Place, Manolo Fortich’s nature and organic farm haven


 Our first day in Bukidnon gave us the chance to see one of Brgy. Dahilayan’s nature haven perfect for overnight stay and camping if you’re visiting Dahilayan Forest Park. We are talking about Alomah’s Place, a nature and organic farm opened by Benjohn and Grace Mahistrado for vacationers, tourists, and those who need a place to stay for retreat camp. Alomah’s Place is located in Manolo Fortich, the place of Del Monte pineapple plantation farm. It was during our Agricultural Training Institute’s Organic Agriculture Bloggers Tour when we experienced our first night in Alomah’s Place. Alomah’s Place encourages the consumption […]


Square Foot Gardening at Cervantes Farm


 Last May 23, we were invited to participate, for the third time, to an organic farm tour organized by Agricultural Training Institute in Manila to visit 5 farms practicing chemical-free farming in Mindanao, particularly in Bukidnon. We took a morning Philippine Airlines flight MNL-CGY to Cagayan de Oro and landed at Laguindingan Airport. Our first stop was at Cervantes Farm: New Square Foot Organic Urban Gardening, owned by Ret. Col. Honorio Cervantes in Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City. According to Mr. Cervantes, upon retiring, he put up his own backyard farming and started growing assorted vegetables to his Square Foot […]


Miss Philippines Earth 2016 candidates visit Soneva Spa


  Even princesses need a me-time just like everybody. And what better way to reward the future queens is to pamper them with relaxing massage that will rejuvenate and heal their tired body and muscles from a whole day of commitment as candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2016. Six lovely ladies representing their hometown visited Soneva Spa in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, early this afternoon. Soneva Spa specializes in facial and body spa treatments and has been a sponsor of the Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant. Eva Eunice Reinoso Representing Northern Luzon, from City of Alaminos, is Eva Eunice Reinoso who […]


6 Things you need to know about Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar


 We sat down with the newest reigning Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauty queens and we had the whole afternoon knowing more about each one of them. Here’s what we’ve discovered from Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar. 1. Jehza Mae Huelar’s birthday falls 15 days before the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Grand Coronation Night Jehza turned 21 last April 2, 15 days before the pageant’s Grand Coronation Night held in Smart  Araneta Coliseum. 2. The Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up is from Davao Jehza grew up and finished college in Davao and a certified Dabawenya. As much as she wanted to […]


Maxi-Peel’s Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa Tunay Serye brings Marian Rivera and her fan closer together


 Marian Rivera made a surprise appearance at Maxi-Peel’s Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa Tunay Serye campaign launch held recently in Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City. The surprise was to meet her fan, Jeffery Serrano, and give her support in her journey of becoming a better person through Maxi-Peel’s web-based reality show campaign. The Tunay Serye chronicles the day-to-day life of a real Filipina girl who has started her journey towards bagong ganda, bagong pagasa. Jeff is the vlogger behind the Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa Tunay Serye where she shows her daily Maxi-Peel routine to help wash away acne and dirt causing bacteria in her face. […]

DREAMS OF A QUEEN. The orphans of Manila’s ERMA Foundation were all excited and asked questions about how Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach made her dreams come true. She gamely answered the questions of the kids and even gave pieces of advice.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is a Wonder Woman


 It came as a surprise when I checked my Facebook and saw posts about Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach coming home, for the 2nd time since winning the title, enjoying her morning with orphan kids in one of the branches of the country’s number one fastfood chain. Didn’t know she was here. The Miss Universe did not only drop by Jollibee, she also  helped spread joy to 20 kids from an orphanage who were invited to a special Jollibee lunch party. And the Internet went frenzy. In a viral video from Facebook, we can see a Pia getting crowned by an orphan […]