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I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me!

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When people asked me about my family, I simply answer them with a smile. I've never been ashamed but always been proud of how my mom did her best to raise me.

I'm a product of a broken family,  My nanay got pregnant when she was only 19. She became a single mom at an early age doing the responsibility of a mother and father at the same time.



After finishing all house chores and taking care of me, she even went houses to offer comics that can be rented, she never thought twice as she knew that at that point she needed to do something to raise me, help herself and her family.

I can still remember her waking up early to help my grandmother in selling breakfast in our front yard. At the age of 5, I can still remember that day that my mom left to work overseas and I was left with my grandparents to look after me. Like most kids who grew up having their parents abroad, I knew the pain of growing alone, looking for the affection a mother can give at times I need it, I barely remembe…

James Deakin on Fatherhood and Parenting Style

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James Deakin a well known TV Host, multi-media motoring journalist, writer and a blogger. His life is every man's dream to have.
But with his multifaceted persona and the hectic schedule that he keeps, it’s his being a family man, a loving husband and father to three kids, two boys and a girl, that he values the most. It is no wonder then that Technomarine chose to honor James, a truly exemplary dad, this Father’s Day.


“Time, it’s the most precious commodity,” Deakin relates when asked about the biggest challenge of being a father. “The harder you work, the more successful you become, the more time becomes precious. So it gets very hard to find that balance.”

His daily schedule can become as erratic as the next, starting as early as 5 am. As someone who doesn’t keep a regular office job, making time for his family is indeed a challenge, one that he doesn’t back down from. But there are compromises, he admits, especially since he has to work to earn a living for his wife and his gr…

Kisses Delavin Mesmerized the Crowd at Trinoma for the Vivo V9 Mall Tour

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Just like the new Vivo V9, Kisses Delavin showed her grace and elegance same reason why more and more people are admiring her and the new Vivo V9.

Despite the heavy rain brought by typhoon Ester last Sunday, Kisses Delavin still wowed the Trinoma crowd with her warm smile and positive vibes during the Vivo V9 Mall Tour at Trinoma.

“I am Kisses Delavan and I am here to make you happier,” she introduced herself.

Kisses who wore an all-red ensemble entertained the audience with a medley of Taylor Swift’s hits and her original song, Pretty Boy, from her self-titled debut album.



19-year-old Kisses has been a proud member of the ever-growing Vivo family since September 2017. She said she has been using the Vivo smartphones for personal use since then. Kisses' favorite feature of the Vivo V9 is the camera.

It was indeed a good choice since Vivo V9 has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera with a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera and a 6.3-inch FullView™ View, among other features.

The Vivo V9 is avail…

Foodpanda's Hot ‘n Hungry is back!

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The month of June is one of the busiest months of the year. This is the season where we celebrate the important event in the Philippine history, which is Independence Day on last June 12, we also celebrate the day we give honor to the special man of the house during Fathers Day, June -bride weddings and moms and kids getting ready for the opening of the class this school year.
In celebration, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery platform, has announced the second run of its biggest food sale event: Hot ‘n Hungry!



The second edition of Hot ‘n Hungry will run for the whole month of June, from June 1 to June 30, 2018. These delicious meals are available to foodpanda customers in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao. Customers can expect the same jaw-dropping offers, huge discounts and exclusive bundles from over 50 amazing restaurants, including popular restaurants such as Greenwich, Sunnie’s Cafe, Rackshack, Tim Ho Wan.


“No Pinoy holiday, small celebration and fiesta is complete …

Celebrate #AweSM DADventures at SM Supermalls

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As they say, "anyone can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad". As the month of June enters, we now anticipate the special day to honor our Daddy, Papa, Dad, Pops, Tatay, a day to honor the man who gives a tough but warm love.

This month, SM Supermalls invites everyone to have fun Dad-ventures on Dad's Day with a host of awesome fun-filled activities, deals and treats in 70 SM malls nationwide.

Kids and moms can give dad the coolest gift by the experience of spending Dad's Day at SM. Adventures include Dad-licious Dining deals, such as upsized meals, dining promos, and meal combos on June  13 to 14 at participating restaurants! Dad's passion for speed and motorbikes is indulged at Extreme Wheels, an exhibit of pimped-up cars and bikes from June 13 to 18 or June 19 to 24.

Meanwhile, tech for Dads teaches interested fathers how to pilot drone or remote-controlled gadgets at the drone demo or RC exhibition on June 15 to 17 or June 22 to 24 in select…

SM City North Edsa celebrates Independence Day through showcasing Filipino Inspired-Collection

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Celebrating our independence is a way of honoring the lives and efforts of our ancestors for giving their lives to fight for our country but more than that, this also serves also as a reminder to us that whatever privilege that we are enjoying today are due to the hardships of our Filipino Heroes.

One of the best ways of celebrating our independence is through showcasing the talents that we enhanced as Filipinos.


Last Tuesday, June 12, SM City North Edsa celebrated Independence Day in partnership with one of the hottest street fashion designer Jeffrey Rogador, whose designs are a celebration of immense and diverse Filipino culture. His collection features a style with a concoction of contemporary and deep-rooted aesthetics that both serves to form and functionality. It is about dressing up and celebrating the liberty, diversity, and inclusivity, regardless of age.




Jeffrey Rogadors designs and works represent comfort, style and a ready to wear for the people who love to go with style …

Vivo levels up with the launch of X21 in the Philippines

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The smartphone brand that is making breakthrough is again unleashing a new game changer.

Young global smartphone brand Vivo is taking the game a notch higher, launching its first X-series model in the Philippines in June.

Vivo X21, the latest flagship smartphone, breaks world records as it introduces Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Scanning technology. It replaces the traditional rear fingerprint sensor commonly found on many smartphones.


The In-Display Fingerprint Scanning technology was preceded by the Under-Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai in 2017—the first of its kind in the world.

This was no surprise since Vivo has introduced many firsts in the past. It is the first to launch smartphone with a 24-megapixel selfie camera in V7 and V7+. It is also a pioneer in launching a 20MP dual front camera smartphone in V5Plus.

In February 2018, Vivo launched its APEX™ FullView™ Concept Smartphone, its “ultimate iteration” for the futur…

Islas Pinas: The Food and Heritage Village at DoubleDragon Plaza

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As much as the 7,641 islands that we have in our country, we are truly blessed to have a very diverse culinary history from our ancestors and this has been nurtured and perfected in the different regions that we have, giving us varieties of food specialties that we enjoy with a unique taste of each place of origin.


This is one of the reasons why it is very important for us to have a common place to showcase our culture not only for us to know how rich our country is when it comes to our history but also with the different flavors.

Islas Pinas, the newest indoor Filipino Food, and Heritage Village officially opened its door to the public. The new specific destination for both local and foreign guests. It was designed to showcase the richness and high spirit of Filipino culture. Islas Pinas lets you explore, discover, experience and know more about Philippine's heritage sites, hospitality, natural resources and most importantly the Filipino cuisine.


Islas Pinas is a collaboration b…