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Robinson's Supermarket 12th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run

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Having a buddy is great, someone that will be there for you, someone that will support you all the way and will help you achieve your goals whether it be a lifetime goal or wellness goal.

My husband and I really love to eat and we barely exercise. As the years passed by, we both gained weight and he has been diagnosed with NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) and borderline obese.

We know it is not late yet for us to start and live a healthy lifestyle, we decided to take a step to a healthy lifestyle, we wanted to start our journey to wellness by joining Robinson's Supermarket's Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run.




As early as 3 am I'm already up, my husband who came directly from work, waited in Alabang for me as we went together to the venue in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City for the 12th Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run.

As we arrive at the venue, it was almost crowded with partners getting ready for the 5K and 10K race. Presented by Robinson's Supermarket, they aime…

Savor sweet memories with the return of Red Ribbon Taisan

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Remembering the fondest memories from one’s childhood is always a great feeling. The comforting experience of coming home from school to a delicious snack prepared by lola or eating merienda with mom at the playground – all those simple yet sweet moments carries over into the present whenever we look back, bringing us instant joy from reminiscing.

Get ready to experience waves of sweet nostalgia as Red Ribbon brings back a classic favorite. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the well-loved bakeshop is once again offering the delicious Red Ribbon Taisan that was first offered back in the 1980s.

Look back at your treasured memories as you share the familiar buttery sweet flavor of the original Red Ribbon recipe – a fluffy chiffon cake delicately brushed with butter and topped with sugar crystals.

Relive the good old days and make bonding moments sweeter again with the Red Ribbon Taisan. This is available for only P20 per slice and P80 for a full loaf. What are you waiting for? Vis…

Jollibee allows kids to build their own Ferris Wheel

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Despite the rainy days, everyday school homeworks and weekend quizzes, kids still enjoy their playtime and let their creativity flows with Jollibee newest Jolly Kiddie Meal Toy set, Jollibee Wheel of Joy!

With the latest set of connectible toys from the country’s leading fast-food chain, kids will truly have another fun-filled experience as Jollibee and Friends take them on an exciting Ferris Wheel ride.

Jollikids can build the Jollibee Wheel of Joy by first assembling the pillars of their carnival attraction, placing Jollibee at the base, and turning the knob to see him move around. Next, they can assemble the Ferris Wheel’s cabs by using bars to connect the swing frames and fixing the swings of Hetty, Popo, Twirlie, and Yum to the bars.

As they connect the base and each of the colorful gondolas together, kids can make Jollibee’s friends spin by turning the knob – just like a real Ferris Wheel ride!

Let your Jollikids have fun building their own Jollibee Wheel of Joy with a fascinat…

Nueva Vizcaya chef wins Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs' Edition Region II leg

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Nueva Viscaya a province of the Philippines located in the region of Cagayan Valley. It is also nicknamed as the Citrus Capital of the Philippines. This province is known for its sweet ponkan, oranges and pomelo to name a few. Aside from being a Citrus Capital, Nueva Vizcaya also have nice tourist spots.  When it comes to food, this province surprisingly offers exciting exotic dishes and very talented individuals who are passionate with cooking.

Chef Jan Daryl Doculan of  Nueva Vizcaya emerged as the winner of the Region II leg of Solane Kitchen Chefs' Edition, a nationwide cooking competition which aims to recognize a new generation of local talented chefs. Doculan bested seven (7) other contestants from all over Region II with his winning dish, Dinakdakan.
He garnished it with assorted achara, ensalada, toasted shallot, and candied calamansi. He will have the chance to qualify for the national competition round with a grand prize of P100,000 and a culinary trip to Japan. The So…

Sun Life ambassadors reveal their lifetime partners

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Life is short, so it would be better if you have a companion in your journey. Someone you can trust and rely on, someone you know that will stick with you through the end, through thick and thin.

Wouldn't it be nice if as early as now we find our lifetime partner? It would be like a dream come true.  With this being said, I have been in one of Sun Life Financial's event recently that tackles on having a "kaakbay" on your financial journey.

Financial literacy is not being taught in all schools, we all know that saving money in the bank is the traditional way to save and financially prepare for the future, but then what's going to happen next?

This is where we need someone that we can trust, a lifetime partner for our financial journey, someone we can call "kaakbay".

Our hard earned money should be spent wisely and be invested for it to grow, so aside from saving money in the bank, getting your self insured and investing your money is something that we s…

Satisfy your Seafood Cravings for only Php 888

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There's a lot of reason why people do love seafoods. Have you seen or watch YouTubers doing the Seafood Mukbang challenge? It was really appetizing to the eyes. Everytime I watch those kinds of videos, I ended up craving for some yummy seafoods boiled in some chilli sauce. 
Good news for all seafood lovers out there!   Cebu’s best seafood restaurant Isla Sugbu Seafood City is extending its special Paluto-All-You-Can rates of P888 and P797 in its Mckinley Hill and Cebu branches, respectively, so diners can enjoy all their favorite fresh seafood dishes, without limit, cooked to order! 
Diners in Metro Manila can avail of promo rates for as low as P848 per head from 11AM to 3PM on Mondays to Thursdays, and P888 per head from 11AM to 3PM on Fridays, weekends and holidays. On Mondays to Sundays, diners can avail the discounted P888 per head from 6PM to 11PM. These rates are VAT inclusive but are still subject to 3% Service Charge. The promo is until August 31, 2019. Regular rate is pr…

Experience Italy with Shakey's new Prosciutto Parmigiano Pizza

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Italy is one of the country that is known for its history, culture, scenic views, famous structures, latest fashion trends and sumptuous cuisine. One of  most iconic food in Italy is  pizza. Who will say no to this good old comfort food of every family.
I can definitely  say that Italy is a dream travel destination of anyone.

Imagine sailing at the Venice Canals or taking your tourist photo at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa while enjoying the richness of taste and culture of Italian cuisine known for the origins of pasta, lasagna and of course pizza.

As the country celebrated for inventing pizza, it is a must for visiting tourists to try an authentic Italian pizza and taste the history of one of the most famous and beloved food around the world.

However, not everyone can go to Italy. But what if Italy comes to your favorite pizza restaurant and serve you an Italian inspired flavor of a pizza? Starting to crave already?

Introducing Shakey’s Prosciutto Parmigiano Pizza. This new pizz…

Deluge and Indulge at F1 Hotel Manila

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Summer as we all know it is over and now starts the cold showers but fear not on getting wet for F1 Hotel Manila opens up its roof of deals! Find yourself relaxing in a classic City Suite from July 1 to August 30. For only P7,200 per night, try F1 Hotel Manila's Rainy Day Package good for two (2) persons. Experience an overnight stay with free use of swimming pool and gym facilities together with complimentary in-room massage for two (2) to end your day activities with every bit of relaxation in both your body and mind.

F1 Hotel Manila also indulges you to make your night a little exciting at the Canary Lounge with a glass of Frozen Margarita tropically mixed with guyabano and guava. And, pairing with this tropical thirst-quencher is the Seafood ala Plancha concocted with a variety of crustacean bits sizzled on a pan topped with mushroom and assorted spices for a more harmonious blend!
Nothing beats a fun night other than a freshly made breakfast in the morning!
The Rainy Day Pack…

Tips on how to spot a really good pizza

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If there is one comfort food that we Filipinos love, then that would be pizza! Who can resist the irresistible smell and taste of pizza? the scent of cheese and tomato sauce with all the toppings tempting all your senses. Did that make you hungry? Well, that made me crave for a pizza right now.

But do you know that pizza is more than just the toppings? So what makes our all-time favorite pizza stand out from the others? Fret not because the good thing is, every barkada's favorite pizza chain, Greenwich has given several insider tips on how to spot a really good pizza.

1.    All-in toppings
 Let’s be honest, the sight, smell, and of course, the taste of a pizza that’s overloaded with toppings has always been tempting. While it’s true that you can top it off with whatever basic ingredient you want, a pizza becomes even more delicious if it’s generously sprinkled with the tastiest and meatiest toppings. Imagine enjoying a pizza that has all of your favorite meaty toppings like ham, p…

Healthy eating tips for busy families

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Making sure that the family sticks to a well-balanced, healthy diet is not always easy, especially when trying to fit a busy schedule and raising kids.
But as a parent, we still need to make sure that our  children have a healthy balanced diet to makes sure they get all the essential vitamins, nutrients  and minerals for which is important for their growth and development.

However, don’t get discouraged just yet. Integrating small changes in your family’s routine can lead to better health outcomes.

To get started Beko Philippines, empowering new generations to live healthier, listed some tips to help improve your family’s diet.

Pack your own snacks 

Make sure to go for the healthy option whether you’re preparing a snack for yourself at work or for your kids at school. you can replace unhealthy food grubs with nuts, like almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans, which make for a healthy snack. You can also cut fruits in small cubes for easy snacking.

Packing a healthy snack before heading out is …

SHARP provides a better solution for a better Life

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One of the country's leading electronic brand, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC), with 37 years of continuous mission in providing a better life for everyone, I can still remember our first Sharp Colored TV and radio which lasted for years, until now I am proud that we still have Sharp appliances at home since it is a trusted brand for us and for almost all Filipinos.

With this being said, as part of the brand’s firm commitment to introducing quality and innovation, Sharp launched revolutionary products last July 2, 2019, at Shangri-La Fort Grand Ballroom. These game-changer products are categorized into four sections: Entertainment, Business Solutions, Clean & Comfort and Health & Beauty.

During the launch, the media witness an awe-inspiring display, which gives the audience a REAL SHARP EXPERIENCE through the four unique viewing pavilions. Each product line has a dedicated booth to showcase featured products up-close and personal which was explained by their product s…

#BestEverLife experience with #BestEverJoy new powerful formula

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We all have this  thought that all dishwashing liquids are the same,  it was also a mistake that we had before thinking that we can save money on cheaper dishwashing liquids, we learned the hard way and ended up spending more.

We tried different brands from dishwashing liquids, dishwashing paste and we the results are all the same, grease was never stripped and dishes seem not that clean enough.

With this being said, we decided to switch to Joy Dishwashing Liquid and it was a choice that we didn't regret, not only that we saved from switching brands but it was more efficient in cleaning and removing grease on plates and other kitchen utensils.

In the 6 years that we have been using Joy Dishwashing liquid, dishwashing has always been easy with no worries of grease left on our plates and any residue on kitchen utensils.

Now Joy Dishwashing Liquid has their new Best Ever Joy with a new powerful formula that guarantees the fastest, easiest and best clean of all your dishes, taking it…

Adventure-filled playtime awaits kids with the new Jollibee Fun Camp toys

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This June make your kids afternoon playtime more exciting and fun with the newest Jolly Kiddie Meal toy. While the Jollikids are enjoying their time building their own campsite it also help  develop their creavity with Jollibee and Friend - Jollibee Fun Camp toy.

With Jollibee’s newest set of connectible toys, kids will surely enjoy building their own fun camp as each toy features a different, enjoyable activity! With Jollibee at the tire swing, little campers can delight in playtime adventure as they watch him glide by simply moving the lever. They can also join Hetty for an amusing lakeside fishing session by casting her rod with a push of a button. Popo, together with his guitar, can play campfire music for the kids, as they gently push him forward with every strum. Joining Twirlie by the bonfire, young campers can help her roast some marshmallows by pressing a button. Lastly, with Yum at the raft, kids can help him navigate the waters by attaching the paddles to help him row his …

Get your money’s worth with Mang Inasal’s 2-in-1 sa laki Chicken Inasal meal with unli-rice

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One of our favorite fast food restaurant is Mang Inasal. We usually dine-in Every time we crave for Chicken Inasal. My daughter Chelsea can finish 2 servings of rice, that's why we make sure to order PM 2 which comes with unlimited rice.

We always want to get the best value for our money, especially when it comes to food. So nothing could be more Solb sa Busog than having our cravings satisfied with a hefty serving of Mang Inasal’s Chicken Inasal with Unli Rice for only Php117!

Mang Inasal is indeed every cost-conscious, hungry diners’ go-to restaurant – whether alone or with family, or barkada. Its main draw is the value-for-money, 2-in-1 sa laki, nuot-sa-ihaw sarap Chicken Inasal, often taken with unlimited rice.

Specially-marinated and grilled to perfection, the Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is often best enjoyed kamayan-style (with bare hands), with the unlimited serving of rice doused with a mix of our personal favorite sawsawan of chicken oil, soy sauce, kalamansi or vinegar.

Shell promotes energy conciousness to the younger generation

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We always dream of a better future for our children and with that same reason is why all the decisions that we made today matters a lot since it will be the foundation of the future that they will stand on and the generations to come.

It requires a lot of effort and cooperation from our community to help our future generation to have a green and bright future, and it all starts with cleaner energy and efficiency.

As it celebrates 105 years of operation in the Philippines, Pilipinas Shell (Shell) renews its commitment to deliver more and cleaner energy to help meet growing needs and find ways to use energy more efficiently.

At the heart of this commitment is the goal to #MakeTheFuture of energy one that is environmentally and socially responsible and thus, sustainable with the help of all stakeholders, including kids.



Shell launched its #MakeTheFuture campaign with an event designed for kids at the Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

The goal of the said event is to enlighten…

Nueva Ecija chef wins Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition Central Luzon leg

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Chef Marlon Manuel from Nueva Ecija emerged as the winner of the first regional leg of the Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition — a nationwide cooking competition which aims to recognize a new generation of local talented chefs. Manuel bested five (5) other contestants from all over central Luzon for his winning dish, the Arroz Valenciana Arancini with Pan Seared Duck. He chose Arancini — a stuffed rice ball — to highlight Nueva Ecija as a province known as the Rice Granary of the Philippines. Manuel will have the chance to qualify for the national competition round with P100,000 and a culinary trip to Japan at stake. Photo shows (L-R): Marlon Manuel (center) with Solane marketing manager Valeri Villano (leftmost) and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Nancy Lumen (rightmost) Solane Kitchen Hero Central Luzon judges Agnes Gonzales (2nd to the left) and Corazon Sanson (2nd to the right )


For more of The Kitchen Mom adventure, you can visit my Instagram account @thekitchenmomand Facebook…

Integrating the Whole Child Approach with K-12: Steps Towards a Future for Holistic Learning

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When we talk about holistic learning, it always entails the progressive pedagogy called the Whole Child Approach (WCA). Initiated by the the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), this approach is a fresh take on what holistic education means, taking into consideration all the aspects of a young learner´s journey towards long-term development and success. With its tenets, the Whole Child Approach seeks to create challenging and sustainable learning environments for young learners, shaping them into well-rounded individuals.

Recently, particularly in early-childhood education policy-making and practice, the idea that the WCA represents an incomplete methodology has proliferated. Policy-makers who are against the whole child approach often argue from a practical standpoint: they look at a child and see their education as a sort of investment. This is how they think: if the process of "investing" in a child's education takes too much resources, it s…

SM Cares holds a musical event for expecting mothers

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Mama’s Lullaby, A Musical Event for Expecting Mothers





The gift of life should always be celebrated and cherished, all woman should be aware that every pregnancy is a gift that should be treated with care, we should know the importance of pregnancy and how will it affect the development of the child during this stage.

However, awareness of the importance of pregnancy is not something that is available for everyone, that is the reason why a lot of effort is being put by the government and NGO's to make sure that every expected mother will be aware of the importance of taking care of themselves while on pregnancy.

To promote the good health and well-being of mothers and their unborn child through safe pregnancy and delivery, the SM Cares Program on Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, hosted an event titled “Mama’s Lullaby, A Musical Event for Expecting Mothers”. This is in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on good health and well-being.



Held at the Event Center …

Cheez Whiz: Kids Nutritious Breakfast Partner

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STARTING 'EM STRONG
Cheez Whiz is your kid's breakfast partner to prepare for anything!



Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and as a mom, I always make sure that the food that I serve to my daughter is not only delicious but also nutritious that will help her to be strong.

With all the challenges that our kids face nowadays from school and extra-curricular activities even at home, you can just imagine the exhaustion and stress that they may undergo, so it is really better to have them prepared physically and mentally, and they would definitely need all our support and nourishment that we can give to give them an edge.

As parents, we can help our children stay strong throughout the day, most especially through the food that we set on the breakfast table. For over 50 years, Cheez Whiz has been kids’ breakfast and merienda favorite. With its strength building nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium and Phosphorus, Cheez Whiz is not only delicious but its nut…