Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Two Palawena Beauties try to vie crowns this October in Manila.

Ranielah Marie Oval and Cindy Maduma. (Photos from Jory Rivera/Yahoo for Oval, and Sonny Espiritu/MST for Maduma)
TWO Of the promising beauty titlist in Palawan are now trying their very best to get prestigous crown in Manila this coming October , in representing the frontier province and the City of Puerto Princesa.

First is Cindy Maduma, the 26 year old Nurse is a veteran in all local pageant in the province ranging from Mutya ng Palawan to memorable Bikini contest in different Municipality, but this time she will prove that she have what it takes to be the first ever Ms. Global Philippines. A new pageant that aims to embrace cultures with tourism. Coronation night is slated on Oct 11, 2014 at the New Port Performing Theater of Resorts World in Pasay City. it will be telecast on GMA-7 on Oct 19.

The second charmer is Ranielah Marie Oval, a Puerto Princesans whos enigmatic confidence and beauty is already a name in some national pageants in the past. She was Ms. Cagayancillo last June 2014 during Mutya ng Palawan and bagged fourth place.  Oval luckily made it as one of the candidates for this year's Miss World Philippines and hopefully follow the Miss World Meagan Young, the reigning Ms.WP.

Prior to to that, Oval is an official candidates of Miss Casino Filipino in 2011, she together with another Palawan's pride Janicel Lubina are in the same batch of  Slimmers World Ms. Bikini Philippines in 2013, in which Lubina take home the title. Lubina after Ms.Bikini join  MWP and became the first runner up of Meagan.

Will Oval surpass what Lubina achieve last year?, let's cross our fingers and watch her during the coronation of the MW2014 on Oct 12, 2014 at SM Mall of Asia.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meassles/Polio Vaccine for September

This year Department of Health’s (DOH) nationwide measles immunization campaign that targets an estimated 11 million children, from newborns to below 5 years old to be immunized against measles and rubella.


They also have the oral polio vaccine too. 

Last Monday, it was the scheduled date in our Barangay Health Center. Went there at around 2 in the afternoon. My little one was pretty much ready for the shot.



So proud of my LO, she didn't cry when the needle was injected. She just irked and look at the syringe and then just that.. No wailing, nor crying.. Brave little girl!


Philippines gears up for ASEAN SME gathering this year


For the past years, the Philippines have emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, impressively rivaling the growth rates of fellow Asian countries. From being referred to as the “sick man of Asia” in headlines, it has turned around to being referred to now as the “new breakout nation”.

Integral to the economic development and growth of the Philippines are the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as they largely outnumber large enterprises in both quantity of establishments and share of the labor force they employ. To provide industry market intelligence to boost the business of SMEs, MEDIACOM Solution Inc. is staging the 2nd Philippine Small & Medium Enterprise Business Expo 2014 (PhilSME) with the tagline “Boost Your Business”. PhilSME 2014 is the largest trade show dedicated to the ASEAN SME Community in the Philippines with 238 exhibiting businesses from 18 business sectors and 20,000 expected visitors. This is set to be the focal point in the business community this year as it happens in November 21-23, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, Philippines.

“We aim to put together under one roof SME business owners, senior level executives, professionals, government agencies, trade associations from the Philippines and the ASEAN region to synergize their efforts in order to boost their businesses and the Philippine economy at large. The ASEAN economic community will become the 7th largest economy in the world with a combined consumer market of over 600 million people,” said David Abrenilla, Founder and Managing Director of PhilSME 2014 and CEO of MEDIACOM Solutions, Inc.

Philippine Trade Undersecretary for Regional Operations Group Zenaida C. Maglaya recognized the pivotal role SMEs play in fuelling the economy as they account for 99.6 percent of total registered enterprises, according to recent trade department data.

In response to this, Abrenilla added, “We would like to provide the gateway for this new market brought about by the ASEAN integration. The PhilSME 2014 will be their one-stop shop for all their business needs from seeking advice from qualified experts to networking with key decision makers to gathering market intelligence.”

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President Alfredo M. Yao, in his speech at a recent event listed factors challenging the private sector’s readiness and competitiveness under the economic integration in 2015 and cited the need for initiatives, such as workshops, to prepare SMEs for the upcoming ASEAN integration.

Yao listed the challenges such as: high cost of power and logistics, inadequate transport infrastructure and access of SMEs to financing and technology.

With PhilSME 2014, the agenda is to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be competitive with large corporations, especially with the rising global competition. It shall be the venue for small and medium sized businesses from the Philippines and the ASEAN region to build new relationships, help network with local and international decision makers, business owners, senior level executives and do business amongst SMEs and its supporters.


To BOOST YOUR BUSINESS towards success in an economically integrated world register at www.philsme.com or call +63.509.4792. Stay connected to the PhilSME community via Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PhilippineSMEBusinessExpo and twitter: www.twitter.com/PhilSMEexpo.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

First Indigenous People's Mandatory Representative Summit in Palawan

First time ever that happened here in the province of Palawan that the Indigenous People's Mandatory Summit was held last September 9, 2014 at VJR Hall of the Provincial Capitol. 100 representatives from the different group of indigents attended the said event.


The summit aimed to talk about the rights of the indigenous people in Palawan and all the programs of the provincial government through the National Commission on the Indigenous People (NCIP).

One of the speaker at the said event is the Provincial Director Mario Daquer of the Department of Interior and Local Government-Palawan and NCIP-IVB Regional Director Ruben Bastero.

In his message, RD Bastero encouraged all the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative from barangay up to the provincial level to create laws that will protect their culture. According to him, if these culture be forgotten, the indigents will be forgotten also. 

He also acknowledge the presence of all the IPMRs from the different municipalities of the provice, that according to him it was the first summit with a numerous numbers of Indigenous Representative participants. RD Bastero hoped that this won't be the first and the last of this kind of event.

On the other hand, Provincial Director Daaquer emphasized the laws that protects the rights of the indigents, particularly RA 8731, or the Indigenous People's Rights Act. Where the rights of the IPs over the ancestral domains. That according to him, those leaders should know this law and their rights for the protection of their community.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Because ‘NATURAL’ is the way to ‘NOURISH’

Have you ever experienced having dry skin because your soap or body wash was just too strong for your skin? Or have you ever felt icky and sticky after putting on lotion just to get your skin moisturized?
Having too much chemicals on your skin may not be the right way to take care of it. Being the most visible organ of the body, you need to take extra care of it. So, whether you have skin that is as tough as leather, or as sensitive as a baby’s, the proper care on your skin is important since it is always exposed to harmful elements that may damage and spell illness to your skin.

Bath soaps and body washes are essential to clean your skin from all the dirt and grime you get from your daily activities. However, some soaps and body washes can actually strip off essential oils from the skin that could lead to dryness. One way to address this dilemma is to go natural! This is the perfect way to have your skin clean and nourished for that healthy aura people will notice.
Filipinos are not new to cleansing using natural ingredients. Among others, oats and salts are used for exfoliation, honey for skin rejuvenation, milk for moisture, jasmine for its soothing properties, and flower petals for fragrance and indulgence. What could be new to Filipinos, however, is the use of coconut water in caring for the skin.

For many years, coconuts have been used in so many ways, be it for nutrition, in the household, or in other commercial industries. It is only now that coconut water is being used as an ingredient for body care. One of America’s most trusted body care brands, Dial, came up with the innovative idea of infusing coconut water into our daily body care products like soap and body wash.

The Dial Coconut Water line of body care products is the first of its kind in the market, having coconut water as its primary ingredient in cleansing and caring for the skin. With coconut water found in young green coconuts, complemented by bamboo leaf extract, the Dial Coconut Water soap and body wash are rich in anti-oxidants, which get rid of harmful free-radicals that make skin look old and unhealthy, while the electrolytes in it keep the skin ultra-hydrated and rejuvenated. To top it all off, Dial’s crisp, indulging scent leaves you feeling fresh all day long.

Dial understands that the only way to make your skin refreshed and revitalized from all the stress it takes from the modern lifestyle and environment is to go natural for better nourishment. Your skin is the most noticeable part of your body wherever you go, thus your skin health should be in its tiptop shape all the time.
It only takes one shower using Dial Coconut Water soap and body wash to have that much needed skin care – for a healthier aura people will notice.

Dial Coconut Water is available at all leading supermarkets and department stores in Metro Manila. To know more about Dial, visitwww.dialsoap.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Palawan, a top destination in this year’s Philippine Travel Mart.


The Jungle Trail inspired Booth of Puerto Princesa City Tourism Office.

Every Island An Adventure. Palawan Provincial Tourism Booth.
THE Last Frontier Province of Palawan is still the top destination and the bestselling product in the recently concluded Philippine Travel Mart last Sept 5 to 7 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The 3 days exhibit who now turn 25 years old have a total of 245 exhibitors from all over the region in the country mostly tourism related products and establishment.  Thirty percent of it comes from Coron, El Nido and Puerto Princesa City mostly tour agencies, island resorts, hotels and local Tourism office.

Palawan delegates mostly offers cheap and lower tour packages and accommodations to the guests and buyers of this annual travel trade exposition, even Manila base Travel agencies offers exciting tour packages for Palawan.

Department of Tourism Regional Director for Region 4A & 4B Rebecca Labit said that Palawan still hold the title as the Jewel of the region because of its iconic destinations such as the underground river. Labit also announce that while having the travel mart her Marketing team is in Palawan with buyers from Europe, Australia, Thailand Vietnam and Canada.

She also emphasize that she is using photos of Underground river in all marketing campaigns they are doing here and abroad, most likely it will be a front runner for the upcoming ASEAN summit next year and for next year department campaign the “Visit Philippines 2015”. 

Labit’s region is the featured destination in this year’s Travel Mart which is organizes by Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA).
 
DoT RD 4A & 4B. Becky Labit
Feud with Mayor Bayron.
Labit also clarify the issue with City Mayor LuciloBayron regarding the remarks she made about the tourist arrival in the City that figures tip down. She stand by it and saying she only doing her job, and as for her its non-issue anymore since its ages ago, however she admit that she is not in speaking terms with the Mayor due to her busy schedules as a Regional Directress. “I don’t blame them for feeding the Mayor the wrong information, but if they blame me nasinisiraankoang Puerto Princesa, I think I’m not that person to do that, anglakingpagodkosa Tourism ng City, close nasa akin yan, I’m just doing my job.”Labit said.

She also express support for Gov.Jose Alvarez statement declaring Balabac as the next Maldives, she said that truly it has a beautiful sea and its part of the super region of the past administration, but she suggest to improve more on the infrastructure in many destinations in the province to achieve such goals.

For nine months now after she assume the post in the Region, Labit said that she focuses on straightening the relationship between the Public and the private sector , continuous development of product and professionalizing standards and services in all Tourism establishment.  She is appealing to all Palawan base tourism product to accredit them with DOT so they can be updated with the latest and current trends in tourism industry.

Puerto Princesa goes Vibrant with Agriculture and Tourism.
CTO Aileen Amurao
Aileen Amurao, the City Tourism Officer claim that Puerto Princesa’s Tourism industry is so vibrant now a days, this is due to the lines of Cruise ship that visiting port of the City in the past and will be boom again this coming November up to 2015.

Amurao said that Bayron’s leadership is gearing up for Agri-Tourism that give chance to other Baranggay in the City that don’t offer any tourist spot, they will convert them as suppliers of foods for tourists that visits the City, organic farming is the one they encourage the most.

Amurao also reveal plans of his office to boost Tourism in the City in the coming months, this are putting  up floating cottages in Puerto Bay that offers a lot of activity, they are also reviving the sports tourism plans, and reviving heritage parks such as Eulalia Park, Rizal Park and the Plaza Cuartel.

On her nine months as well in the said office, Amurao said that she is working double time focusing on the follow ups for many infrastructure projects that need to be accomplish with in the year since majority of this is for the benefits of existing tourism destinations of the City.

In terms of tourist arrival, Amurao stress that under her leadership they don’t rely to it so much since its only figures, “I don’t really bump on tourist arrival, puedesyanggamitin for planning purposes , and mostly galling yansamga accommodation and hindinamanyanlahat tourist”,Amurao said.

 The City Tourism office along with Provincial Tourism Office of Palawan is an active exhibitor of Travel mart way back then, the booth of the City this year features the jungle trail experience going to the famous underground river, it made it as a finalist this year in booth design contest.


PHILTOA is the organizer of Travel Mart is a non-stock and nonprofit organization of DOT accredited tour operators and allied members actively involved in the advocacy of responsible tourism.  Membership includes tour operators, hotel, resorts, transportation companies, handicraft stores and other tourism  oriented establishment and associations. 







Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Uratex My Home event with the Team Kramer.

Team Kramer.
Uratex, Philippines leading foam manufacturer, designer and producer of premium mattresses recently lunch Team Kramer as their new product ambassador, held at Atrium of SM Megamall last Sept 4, 2014.  Uratex Corporate Sales Director Dindo Medina open the event with the emphasize that they mean the business of sleeping, and they aim to give a good sleep for all because it’s one key of maintaining good health and ensuring energy, mental sharpness and emotional calm the next day.

Uratex Sales Director Dindo Medina.

Dra. Deborah Bermudez, Head of Comprehensive Sleep Disorder Center of St.Lukes Hospital also discusses the importance of healthy sleep in each member of the family.

But the most important testimony in the launching is from the Team Kramer, headed by Basketball player Doug and his wife, Actress/TV Host Cheska along with their children Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin.  Doug said that Uratex is really good for family especially them who loves playing with their kids before bed time, he admit it has a therapeutic miracle for him since he is an athlete, and he also see how lovely his kids upon sleeping and energize the next day.

Uratex for 46 years has always kept the family’s welfare in mind, one of its success is due to its research and development who sees that all its clients receive the excellent foam that they deserve and enjoy quality sleep that they need. One of its innovations is the “Quali-5 Cellular Technology” that ensure the foam they manufacture is high and world class quality.  This is done through their ISO-9001 certified facilities with world class equipment, superior formulation and process engineering technology; and usage of best raw materials.
Dra.Deborah Bermudez

Uratex line of products are; Big King Size bed that is ideal for family, Airlite for those who want a cooler sleeping environment, Hamptons Collection for couple that has a trademark of plush comfort that encourages a more leisurely demeanor and help create romantic mood in private. This collections comes in five models; Royale, Prestige, Mystique, Premiere and Elite.

Pillows of Uratex come in different sizes and functions that will suit your need and preferences to achieve a great sleep.  The hyper soft mattresses enhancer adds also extra comfort to every bed. 


Uratex is sensitive to the needs of its customers, this is one of the reason why it has been winning the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands award in the past six consecutive years. It is chosen based on their trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovations and corporate social responsibility. 



Dj Delamar host the event.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bbibons: 2-in-1 Baby Food!

Got some package from Rebisco yesterday. I was actually wondering why they would send me something for free. But I recall that I signed up for a product review sometime July. 



I actually got intrigued with this product, that I joined the review opps. I was thinking that I should give this one a try, for my little one is not into pre-made baby food (like some cereals of pureed products on the market). She preferred eating rice with veggies, of which for me is very ideal and best over those pre-made, high with preservative foods bought in the market. 

Having the fact that she also loves munching on biscuits, so i told myself why not give this a try if ever given the chance to do the review. 



I picked the package at the courier branch, (though it was supposed to be delivered at home, but I was out of town).

Bibibons (fyi) is the first local product for babies, that is biscuit and cereal-in-one specially formulated for babies who are starting to eat solid food. 

What is good about Bibibons is that it can be enjoyed in two ways: as a finger food, and as an instant cereal. By just adding water or milk, mash the biscuits into a consistency that you like, and you have an instant meal for baby.

Bibibons has the nutrients important for baby's growth and development. 


 When I arrived home and my little one saw me with some package at hand, she look at me and asked for some "pasalubong" as I always do when I get home from shoots.

As we opened the package, she's that eager to open the box and want to have some. Along with my eldest daughter(8yo), they opened the box and both have one pack each for themselves. 

My little one's initial reaction was to eat and munch on the biscuits, was waiting for the verdict if she'll gonna like it or not. But luckily, she loved the taste of it. Finished eating 2 packs actually, while her big sister finished a pack. 

The box comes with 6packs and comes with 6pcs of biscuits. 
Surprisingly, my husband also liked the taste of it, though I find it bland for me. Oh yeah, this one is for babies.. LOL


According to the package, it contains DHA, Taurine, Vitamin A, Iron and Calcium that supports body development, Panthothenic Acid and Vitamin C that supports a healthy immune system, and other essential nutrients for baby's proper health and development.

This product is also affordable and can be included in your weekly's budget with the price of Php36.00/box (Box of 6packs). 


Friday, September 5, 2014

Manila Sound: Then and Now.



Solaire presents 'Manila Sound: Then and Now' on September 6 (8PM) at Solaire Grand Ballroom. 

Watch notable hitmakers of the 70's - Sampaguita, VST & Co. vocalist Male Rigor, Hagibis member Sonny Parsons, Gary & Bob from Boyfriends and Mark Mabasa & Friends as they perform their greatest OPM hits that will surely bring the house down using their classic rock guitar!

Tickets are available at Solaire Concierge, TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph), and SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com).