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Frontliners, the new name for heroes

With more than 1,500 positive cases in our country and more than 70 deaths as in writing, Covid-19 has taken a toll on our fellow Filipino's health and livelihood. It is like facing an invisible enemy that needs to be contained immediately to prevent more damage.



A lot of countries took preventive measures to prevent the virus from infecting everyone, our government also implemented Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to the whole country for 30 days to avoid local transmission, a lot of us are forced to stay at home, almost all of us needed to stop our normal daily routines to limit contact to avoid and lessen the cases of Covid-19 in our country.

I felt afraid for my family and loved ones and myself. I don't want them to catch the virus and I believe we have the same feelings for all the people that are important for us, especially the virus has not spared even the lives of the doctors and nurses who are treating the sick.

Amid this pandemic that is causing pain and sorrow …

Safeguarding our Future made possible for everyone

Life is unpredictable, unforeseen events like accidents and sickness are just around the corner, they can happen anytime and can catch you off-guard. Just as Stephen King said, “there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst.”
Many of us are ignoring the importance of insuring ourselves and our future. The most common reason is money. We may be decided to get ourselves insured but with all the expenses that we have every day, it becomes least of our priority. 
This is a common scenario to a regular Filipino worker who earns minimum-wage which is just enough to bring food on the table, and a lot of us are on the same page. 
The second reason is trust. A lot of companies offering insurance often sound too good to be true, or we have heard stories from our friends and discouraging us to get insurance, so instead of having fewer worries during times of crisis, we end up stressed out.

This is what is happening right now. With the outbreak of the new Cor…

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, ensures accessibility for Filipinos

Preparing for your future is more than working hard and saving money, getting insurance plays a vital part in it. A lot of Filipinos are still not aware of the importance of getting insurance and even if some are already aware of it, most of them are hesitant about where to start for their insurance.

If the knowledge and benefits of insurance are easily accessible to every Filipinos, it would enlighten a lot of us in the importance of insurance and preparing for our future.

Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest micro-financial services provider, has introduced a new insurance brokerage company, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, Inc. (CLIB), that aims to help provide Filipinos with better access to more inclusive and affordable insurance products and services.

 2018 data from the Insurance Commission reveals that almost 40 million or only 37% of the country’s 105 million total population are covered by insurance. Further highlighting how getting insurance can be a challenge, owi…

Maynilad's mitigating measures to ease the impact of the reduced water allocation

Water is one of our body's basic need to survive, it is essential for our daily living, not only for our food and drinks but also for sanitation. For these reasons why we need a clean and stable water supply.
With the severe water shortage that struck Metro Manila last year, many have been worried and wondered what happened to the water concessionaires that are supposed to be maintaining the water supply in Metro Manila.

To explain things further, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. won the bidding by the government to supply water for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, while Manila Water is the one supplying for the East Zone.




In line with this, I had the opportunity to know where and how the water that is flowing in our faucets is sourced and processed before we can utilize it. To start our trip, we went directly to the source, Angat Dam.
The Angat Dam is a multipurpose dam located in Norzagaray, Bulacan. Managed by Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC), it is used for power gene…

Oilatum's ProtectKnowlogy Bath Time Summit

Your little one's skin is more sensitive and prone to damage, and with the changing weather, it becomes more challenging to take care of their skin as too much heat and cold weather can make your child's skin dry that can lead to skin irritation and allergies, more reason that we need to give them skin protection.

This same reason is why Oilatum, a globally trusted skincare brand, has recently launched ProtectKnowlogy Bath Time Summit to empower mothers to show their love through healthy skin. This summit is part of STADA's game plan to help improve healthcare in the Philippines by providing quality products to the Filipinos such as Oilatum.

'With Oilatum, we believe that high-quality skincare for toddlers is within reach. We know this would be great news to Filipino moms, and, as the brand promise says, another amazing way to show their love to their child's shared Mr. Gary Clark, APAC Regional Head of STADA.

Held last February 6, Thursday at Shangri-la The Fort i…

Benefits of Grapeseed Oil For Your Skin

Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of the wine-making process that plays a central role in natural skin care. This high-linoleic oil extracted from the seeds of grapes is rich in omega-6 fatty acid, which helps to rebuild healthy skin cell barriers. Along with the best organic face wash, regular use of grapeseed oil may improve the ability of skin to retain a healthy level of moisture.

Here are several benefits of applying grapeseed oil topically after cleansing or using products that contain this oil to use as part of an organic acne treatment.

Evens Skin Tone
Grapeseed oil contains proanthrocyanidin, a naturally occurring polyphenol compound that can reduce the appearance of skin discoloration or scarring over time. The smoothing effects of this oil can also be attributed to the high levels of phytosterols found in the membranes of plant cells. Grape seeds are also rich sources of antioxidants such as polyphenol resveratrol and vitamin E. WIth regular use, existing damage may fade away and…

Sharp Better Solutions aims to address the need of consumers

Making our life easier is the main reason why our technology keeps evolving together with the fast-paced environment that we have. From communications, home entertainment and personal care, we always look for convenience and comfort.

Sharp Philippines Corporation holds the commitment of giving quality and comfort combined with the cutting edge technology readily available at a competitive price.

 With the continuous evolution of technology and the significant role it plays in the everyday lives of people, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) continues to introduce products that aim to incorporate ease and convenience into the Filipino household.



SPC’s products are categorized into four sections, or what they refer to as Solutions that seek to address the needs of consumers. These are Entertainment Solution, Clean & Comfort Solution, Health & Beauty Solution, and Business Solution. Products highlighted last November 28, 2019, at The Madison Events Place complement those that we…

Potatoes USA Cooking Workshop + My Shrimp and Bacon Balls Recipe using U.S. Dehydrated Potato Flakes

Potatoes play a big part in the diet of Pinoys. We use them in a lot of our ulam (viands), we enjoy them for snacks like chips and fries, and they are often our preferred side dish like mashed potato.

They are so versatile, and may I add, very nutritious, too!They are packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, complex carbohydrates, fiber and calcium among others. My daughter who is now in grade school benefits from all the nutritious goodness in potatoes.They are a constant in my pantry because they are very affordable. A win-win!

So, I said yes right away when I was invited to the Potatoes USA Cooking Workshop. It was held last October 25 at the Magsaysay Institute of Culinary Arts in Mandaluyong City.




The event was a collaboration between Potatoes USA and Momma ‘n Manila blog with guest celebrity mom-chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco. She shared three potato recipesthat are so easy to prepare! These are U.S. Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potato Sauce …

Maxicare encourage people to live a healthy life with Maxifest 2019

Prevention is better than cure, this is the line we hear all the time from friends, family members or even your doctor when you try to ignore your health.  Raising self-awareness, knowing what is your body's need and getting a healthier lifestyle that will suit you is like giving your body an advantage to fight illness.

As a member of Maxicare, like most of us, I only see its importance during times of sickness, or when I need it for checkups. never did I know that Maxicare is more than just a healthcare provider,  I just recently knew that they have been holding health events that help in raising awareness in getting fit and living a healthier lifestyle.

 Fitness is, without a doubt, the biggest trend in 2019 as it can shape better habits of living life to the fullest. With different exercise routines and innovative workouts that deliver sweat-inducing sessions, living your best life has never been more exciting.
For those who are always on the search for new and interesting way…

6 Foods that Trigger Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a bunch of symptoms that even the strongest women would usually face several days before that time of the month. Feeling totally frazzled and waking up with a different kind of fatigue is a reality, a zit on the nose that wasn’t there a night before. And oh, those tender breasts plus the soreness and heaviness. Worst, you can’t stop thinking about that fudgy chocolate cake you saw on Instagram!

According to Anne Price, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, an average woman experiences PMS 450 times in her lifetime. While hormones play a part in these biological changes, there’s a way how to manage it by avoiding these foods that are likely to alleviate the symptoms.


1. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats 
These are the nutritional bad words everyone should be aware of. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats are unhealthy by-products of a chemical process called hydrogenation. Manufacturers alter the fats to solidify liquid oils and lengthen shelf life and flavor of…

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

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…

Healthy eating tips for busy families

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 …

Cheez Whiz: Kids Nutritious Breakfast Partner

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…

6 Common Women Health Problems No One Talks About

Easy-Phamax Wheatgrass Helps You Take Control of Your Life



Someone told me that if I want to take care of my family for a long time, I should take care and love myself first. As a mom I have been juggling my schedule from household chores, taking care of my daughter, work and other things which makes me ignore the most important things in my life which is my health.

A woman’s daily modern life is stressful as it is with workload, family life, her daily commute, and managing bills. Not to mention the health concerns that often add up to the long list of things to worry about. The truth is, there are many everyday health issues that we think we can simply accept and manage, yet it’s definitely not the best way to live, being controlled by all these.

Here are some of the most common health issues most women are just used to sucking up thus preventing us from becoming our best self:

1.Binge Eating and Weight Management

Maybe it’s the hormones, maybe it’s the lifestyle. We all know we shou…