Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tang Brings Out the Hero in Every Kid

Tang Brings Out the Hero in Every Kid

Tang, one of the known ASIAN  does give back to our children and especially parents who does have any of the available drinks. It was nice to know that most of them are hyper active and does not only play but give their best in some activities in the library


Manila, February 26 – Whether for family or friends, for the sick or underprivileged, for education or the environment, Tang is calling out to kids everywhere to make a difference in the lives of others and to contribute in their own ways to making the Philippines the best it can be.


This advocacy from Tang was launched at the Mind Museum with young talent Arkin Magalona hosting the celebration of “kiddie heroes” headlined by the 2012 Tang Galing Mo Kid! Awardees. They are ‘kid heroes’ cited for their efforts in making the world a better place for their communities despite challenging circumstances. The Tang Galing Mo Kid award is being supported by the launch of Tang’s ritual, “Handa-Inom-Gawa,” which refreshes the hero in each and every kid, and encourages them to do good for their communities. Tang is a product of Kraft Foods Philippines (KFP), part of the Mondel─ôz International family of Companies.


Meet a few of the Tang Galing kids. Kesz Valdez founded “Caring Children” which gives slippers, books and hygiene kits to street kids. Brothers U Maalam Wisely and Trubador Wisely sell their artwork to buy canvas, coloring and drawing pens and other art materials which are used to teach other kids to draw. Raynold de la Cruz launched “Saving Kids with First-Aid Kits,” which provides first-aid kits to public-school clinics from funds he raises by selling ice candy. Angela Serafico sells her paintings to donate to calamity victims. Dannah Suaze and Martha Balagat teach catechism to kids.

That these kids were picked from hundreds of nominations proves there are many more kids out there with a mind and heart for others. Tang Category Marketing Manager Alex Dan Tacderas said, “As a brand that celebrates the hero in every kid, Tang recognized these “Tang Galing Mo Kid!” awardees to show that our kids have the power to change things for the better. Today, we want to start conversations on how there are many more real-life ‘kid heroes’ that you just haven’t heard about. Those who have taken similar steps towards helping people and the planet. Tang shares their stories and seeks more from kids and parents alike to continue to inspire and empower. The Tang Galing Club is certainly committed to provide such opportunities to bring out and celebrate the heroes in our kids.”

Facilitating this call to empower kids is a an online site,, and a partner Facebook site for moms at

“The Tang Galing Club is a virtual hangout for kids who want to make a difference, a venue where they can understand what “Ipakita ang Galing!” really means,” explains Tacderas. “Through interactive tools, games, and activities, members of the club can show what they’ve got, meet equally heroic kids who share the same vision, and get the support they need to do some good in their world. The Tang Galing Club becomes the friendly place where they can actually learn the “how to’s” of creating real, positive change. And in Tang Galing Club, learning becomes fun as kids can earn points and rewards the more they engage in the digital platform.”

The community site for moms housed on Facebook shares tips on raising empowered children, announces community initiatives, and encourages mothers to share their kids’ “heroic” achievements.

To plant seeds of inspiration, students of the Multiple Intelligence International School’s (MIIS) “Kids Can!” program also shared how they used their smarts to make a difference. Jam Uy sold home baked goodies dubbed “rainforest cafe” to help raise funds for Cambantoc Project rainforest rehabilitation; Harvey Gana organized a fun run to pay for the expensive medication of kids with cancer; Pablo Gamboa wrote and published books to raise awareness for hunger and environmental concerns; Audrey Pe made trinkets and swatches for sale to benefit the education of underprivileged kids in Bohol; Mika Rodriguez sold bracelets and bookmarks to benefit the Cancer Warrior Foundation; and Raine Gavino, Anica Abaquin and Diego Cortez made products for the M.I. Kids Can! Bazaar to provide nutritious breakfasts for the children of Bahay Mapagmahal.

“We are committed as a school to enable kids to be leaders who make good choices and are part of the solution,” said Teacher Joy Abaquin, multi-awarded educator, child advocate, and MIIS founding directress. She spoke of the critical role parents play in empowering their children, “Parents are a child’s first mentors. If we want our kids to not only grow up to be successful but also happy, we should, at their early age, help them live a life of purpose by giving them opportunities to use their intelligences to make a difference. That is why we share Tang’s campaign to bring out the hero in every kid!”

Visit to see how kid heroes are making a difference in the world!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bistecca , A Steakhouse to Remember


IMG_8240 It was on the love month when we visited Bistecca and tasted the lovely foods specially Large scales of steaks for the steak lovers  that Chef  has prepared.It is located on Rockwell backside near BPI Bank.


The very reason why the very first time they opened even if it is separated from the mall couples, son with dad  and even families are coming just wanting to try the best steaks they ever offered. We the group of bloggers together with Ms. Kaye Rey have gathered to experience and witness a wide array of authentic Spanish foods that Bistecca is offering.

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The first steak is a beef tenderloin premium meat  1/2 kilo and the 1.5 kilo Angus beef delight which is perfect for sharing especially when cooked and served  in  medium rare . You will loved the taste and quality of food you can ever had.


Thanks to the warmth welcome of Chef Miguel Manager of Bistecca.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Noel Cabangon launches “Akoy isang Mabuting Pilipino” Book


Noel Cabangon launches “Akoy isang Mabuting Pilipino” Book


Isang napapanahong aklat upang maipaalala sa ating mga mamamayan sampu ng mga kakandidato sa ating bayan ang ating mga pangunahing dapat na tuparin at gawin upang maging Isang Mabuting Pilipino. Isang layunin na tunay na dakila at karapat dapat upang matutunan ng mga kabataan at paalalahanan ang higit sa lahat ay ang mga nakatatanda at nakaaangat sa ating lipunan na mga lider na maging isang halimbawa at maging isang magiting na mapagmahal sa ating bansa katulad ng ating dakilang Bayani lalong lalo na Si Gat Jose Rizal. Sana’y may isang tao pa sa ating herenasyon ang magkaroon ng tamang pananaw at layunin katulad ng kay Rizal.


From the Left Singer Noel Cabangon, and Mr. Jomike Tejido illustrator

Singer, song writer, advocate Noel Cabangon enumerates how one becomes a good Filipino in the book Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” (I Am A Good Filipino), produced by Lampara Books. The book, based on Noel’s hit song of the same title, also features the artworks of Jomike Tejido.

Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino became a significant song during the last elections as the song challenged Filipinos to choose fulfill their duties as good citizens of the country. The songs list the various good deeds and values that have to be cultivated in order to become a truly good Filipino.

It is just timely that the book be launched now that we are about to elect, once again, a new set of public servants who will be instrumental in improving the welfare of the people;

Noel, over the years, have established himself as a staunch supporter of various advocacies. In fact, he has recently named as Peace Ambassador of the office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. He also supports the various organization that promotes development and understanding in the society.


The beautiful words in Noel’s song was perfectly captured through images, by Jomike Tejido, an ward winning illustrator , writer whose body of work includes. Si Dindo Pundido (Golden Book Awards 2002) Ang Pambihirang Sombrero and The Foldabots Toy Books and Tagu-taguan (2010 Best Reads). He has also held exhibits in Manila and Singapore, where he established himself as one of the premiere artists specializing in acrylic painting on hand-woven mats.


Jomike’s Artwork in th book comprise his seventh solo exhibition.

The book also includes the chords to the song Ako’y Isang Mabuting Filipino”

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Saturday, February 23, 2013




One of our lessons in childhood memories are being adopted and most of the ideas are being made  through simple  plays that we are being taught, re invented by those who wants to help children to find themselves , learn from their experiences ,and find their niche in life. And It was a good timing that on this love month a press conference in cooperation with Johnsons and Johnsons was being held at Palm grove Rockwell, Makati City in cooperation with Deped where DI Lang Laro ang Laro was being tackled and ties up for the sake of the children specially the public schools children in the country today  


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There’s more to play than fun and games, as guests learned during the “Di Lang Laro Ang Laro,” campaign launch held February 20 at Palm Grove, Rockwell, Makati City. Launched in partnership with the Department of Education, Play Pilipinas and Johnson and Johnson Philippines, the campaign advocates for the role of 1 hour of daily active play in children’s health and holistic development.

This is aligned with UNICEF’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program, which advocates learning through play in education centers throughout the Philippines for children, as well as with the World Health Organization’s recommendation that children between the ages of 5 and 17 should have at least 60 minutes of physical play daily for proper physical and mental development.

This campaign also responds to a need surfaced by a study commissioned by Johnson & Johnson Philippines where mothers with four to nine year old kids in GMA acknowledged that while they know the value of daily physical activity for their kids, they inadvertently end up encouraging study time while discouraging play time.

Play Pilipinas, a local NGO dedicated to promoting children’s rights to play, conducted a “Rediscovery” workshop where the guests were able to experience playing the games they used to play when they were growing up. This was followed by a short processing, which helped the guests remember the value of play in their own development. “We only have to look back to our childhood days to be convinced of how free play is a learning tool, helping us discover our capacities,” said Sigrid Perez, Executive Director of Play Pilipinas.



Representatives from the main partners also gave their own insights on the importance of play. “We at the Department of Education support this advocacy because we believe that children can also learn skills and values outside the classroom,” said Atty. Tonisito Umali, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs of the Department of Education, in his video message to the guests.

“When you encourage and participate in play, you recognize not only the child’s right to play, but the child’s right to be a child. Enter the child’s world of play. You will be better parents. You will have healthier and smarter children. All of you will have fun!” exhorts Maria Mercedes Chavez, UNICEF ECCD Specialist.

Songwriter and singer Barbie Almalbis-Honasan also says that she considers it important for her child to learn communicating with others through play. “I noticed that they easily make new friends on the playground, especially when they are with children around their age. From there, they get really creative and come up with their own games and make up their own rules.”


The launch was hosted by Luisito “Bodjie” Pascua, popularly known as “Kuya Bodjie” from the iconic children’s show that triggered early memories of play among the guests. Fellow advocate, Barbie Almabis serenaded the guests with her rendition of the classic APO Hiking Society song, “Bawat Bata.” It was also the first time that the campaign’s advocacy TVC, which features Bro. Armin Luistro, was shown to the public.

The guests were also informed about the campaign’s sustaining activities, part of which is the 365 Days of Play game where parents and children are encouraged to submit their own active play games. Chosen entries will be posted on the Johnson’s Baby Facebook page,

“We at Johnson and Johnson commit to sustaining this advocacy. Together with Play Pilipinas, we are building “Palaruan” as a reminder that play has huge benefits on our children’s development,” said Sean Zantua, HR and CSR Director of Johnson and Johnson Philippines. “We also invite our guests and their children to submit their entries for the 365 Days of Play game.”

“In promoting the role of play in children’s health and development, we also hope that even we adults can pick up a thing or two about play,” said Trina Almario-Tanlapco, Group Brand Manager of Johnson and Johnson Philippines. “Far from being idle time, play has the power to make our kids more creative, social, strong, smart and more. Easy-access playgrounds like ‘Palarujuan,’ are there for kids and parents alike to rediscover for themselves the power of play. A daily dose is good for everyone.”

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tutuban Mall’s 24th Anniversary


It was a festive night at Tutuban’s mall Feb 21, 2013 ,where people does their shopping with most known brands in a place called Divisoria  and where most of the low price merchandise are being sold in pieces or by the bulks.


It happened on a big parking place of Parking D of Tutuban Mall , Divisoria Manila where people from every nearby barangays and cities goes and wanting to experience  and be a part of the yearly celebration of the establishment.

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Today, as Tutuban celebrated their 24th year anniversary and they have created their own talents within the area  be it in Sports like Arnis.


Their own sets of Dancers which are competitive and ready to be one of the best groups in most of the television competitions


Their activities and exercises like Aerobic Dancing, Taebo Dance and many more.


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Their main  highlights are GMA 7 talents  like Derek Monasterio nd Ryzza  Mae Dizon of Eat Bulaga who shows off her witty lines and entertains most of the children and parents on the place. And at the end,  a Fireworks display marks the good night celebration of the year.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cynthia Villar talks about Willie, Miriam , Pnoy ,Gloria & Manny on ANC Headstart

It was on the 18th of February during the morning program of Karen Davila on “Headstart” where Ms. Cynthia Villar was the guest on her being one of the aspiring Senator for the coming election was interviewed . And the following press material is from ABSCBN.

Posted at 02/18/2013

teampnoy-bnr-villar-big MANILA, Philippines – Senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar, wife of former Senate President Manny Villar, shared her thoughts about different individuals in a television interview on Monday.
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On the ANC morning show “Headstart” hosted by Karen Davila, Villar was asked to describe a handful of people whose photos were shown on screen, among them President Benigno Aquino III (“not corrupt”) and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (“hard working”).


She was then asked to talk about controversial television host Willie Revillame, who endorsed her husband when he ran for the 2010 presidential elections.
“No, any endorsement is welcome,” Villar said, when asked if she regrets Revillame’s endorsement of her husband, which is believed to have hurt his candidacy in 2010.
“Yes [he is helping me],” she added.
She also described the host as “very good in his trade,” adding that Revillame and her husband remain business partners.
“Willie owned the land and Manny built the building. They share it. It’s a joint venture,” Villar said, referring to the building named after Revillame near the ABS-CBN compound.
Revillame left ABS-CBN in 2010 despite contract obligations to start another variety show on TV5. His show in the rival network, “Willing Willie,” was changed to “Wil Time Big Time” as it drew complaints after he allegedly maltreated a 12-year-old contestant.
Last month, Revillame announced that he will be moving to the noontime slot with a show titled “Wowowillie,” which now competes with ABS-CBN’s “It’s Showtime” and TAPE’s “Eat Bulaga.”

meriam Meanwhile, Villar said she is impressed with Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, who she described as a person who “can get away with everything.”
Just recently, the feisty senator delivered pickup lines in time for Valentine’s Day.
“Ako talaga bilib diyan. She can get away with everything. Nobody can really do that except her,” Villar said of Santiago.

On Manny Villar was also asked to describe her husband, Manny, in the television interview.
“Hindi naman sa pagbubuhat ng bangko, pero I guess you can never find a kinder and loyal husband than him,” she said as she recalled their rags-to-riches story.
“Okay naman, I’m happy,” she added, when asked how “hard” it is to be Manny Villar’s wife.
Villar shared that she spent Valentine’s Day alone because her husband accompanied their daughter to an MBA school in Barcelona, Spain.
“He had to take a one-day trip to Europe,” she said. “So I just busied myself with my invitations [to different events].”

Friday, February 15, 2013

Las Pinas Rep Cynthia Villar attends Pahimis Festival


Las Pinas Rep Cynthia Villar attends Pahimis Festival

February 11, 2013 marks Pahimis Festival at Amadeo Coffee town in  Cavite, and it was good to see that the neighboring town of Las Pinas representative Cynthia Villar goes to the town to somehow salute and congratulates the Amadeo leadership on their continued support to the livelihood which the people had on their district the coffee producing capital in the South. She has really the heart for the livelihood programs of any district or provinces of our country for that matter.


Former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar vows to help in the replanting of coffee in Cavite’s Amadeo town which is known as the “Coffee Capital of the Country.”
Speaking in yesterday’s 11th Pahimis Coffee Festival, Villar disclosed that her husband, Sen. Manny Villar, left some funds with the Department of Agriculture to help coffee farmers of Amadeo and the industry as a whole.
She noted that coffee planting in Amadeo has provided livelihood to its residents.

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“The Pahimis festival which was first launched in 2002 has now become a culture and a tradition of the people of Amadeo,” said Villar, popularly known as “Misis Hanep Buhay.”
In Amadeo, Pahimis means thanksgiving. Pahimis is a coffee festival of thanksgiving which also intends to promote the town’s coffee industry and gain support to local coffee growers.

The three-term congressman of the lone district of Las Pinas congratulated the town of Amadeo and its people since their coffee has become famous across the nation.
In fact, she recalled that during her stint in the House of Representatives, they always got Amadeo coffee as “gift” during Christmas time.

“The Amadeo coffee is like our waterlily in Las Pinas. We also have a festival to promote our products from waterlily like slippers, bags, bayong, baskets and furnitures,” said Villar.
“And if you are known as the Coffee Capital of the Philippines, we are known as the Parol Capital of Metro Manila,” she added.
She likewise commended Amadeo since their coffee festival is coupled with eco-awareness.
She noted that their livelihood programs in Las Pinas started as environmental projects which came from wastes.
Apart from keeping the environment clean and protected, Villar said they were able to provide means of livelihood for their residents.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013




Finally after 2 years of winning Tony awards for Best Play,  RED will be played by its artist here in Manila College of St. Benilde  this coming Feb. 22, 2013 and is called an “ Asian Premiere of RED”.

Red for release

The Necessary Theatre proudly announces the Asian premiere of

“ RED ” - the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Play written by American writer John Logan about the famous abstract expressionist painter artist Mark Rothko.

“ RED” is set to open on February 22, 2103 - 7:30 P.M. at CSB - SDA Theater, 5/F College of St. Benilde School of Design And Arts located at Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. The other playdates are on Feb. 23; March 1 and 2, 2013.

“ Red ” by John Logan won almost every major award in London when it premiered in 2009 and went on to do the same in New York the following year. This brilliant play by John Logan (The Last Samurai, Gladiator, Any Given Sunday) speculates about one of the most enigmatic incidents in the 20th Century art world.

In 1958, the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko was commissioned, for an astounding sum, to paint a series of murals for the cutting edge Seagram Building on Park Avenue. After completing the works, he decides to keep them and returns every penny of his commission. Years later, he donates the works to the Tate Gallery in London and commits suicide.

The play introduces a fictitious assistant who engages Rothko in arguments and conversations that ultimately make us understand why he might decide to withdraw his work from the commission.


Playing Rothko is theater veteran Bart Guingona who also directs. He is matched line for line by another veteran, also a director, albeit one generation younger, Joaquin Valdes playing the fictional assistant Ken.

Bart is known for playing intense, driven characters (Hamlet, John Proctor, Oedipus, etc.) while Joaquin, who started his career at the age of 9 (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), is carving out a name for himself as a film and commercial director. People sat up when he won the an award for his first short “Bulong” at the Beijing Film Festival and then took further notice of his considerable skill and talent when he released “Dagim.”

Although these two directors now find themselves busy doing work outside the theater, each one finds himself gravitating back to what both consider a “true love.”

“ Red ” the play is a dramatic look at the artistic process and it is both gripping and emotional and never less than intelligent. In a series of scenes, the two characters trade wit and barbed emotions provoking us to think about the tension between art and commerce; the cycles of fashion and obsolescence; the dynamic between teacher and student, and most touchingly, the relationship between forebear and offspring.

“ Red ” is produced by Actor’s Actors Inc. and CSB’s The Vito Cruz Project.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ben Francia’s “The Secret to Getting the Customers Online”


I have been in this seminar and cover all the agenda he has conveyed. And I believe this seminar is intended for knowing the Basics of How can you get your customers online and just to open the minds of every businessman and businesses that there is no way you can survive if your business is not link to any Online services.


And I may say that the goal has been reestablished and indentified for many attendees from the corporate world and any self employed individuals , I have heard that most of them does not even have their Websites and even Fanpages on Facebook.


Many times secrets are being attributed to something spectacular but the idea to Internet  Marketing is too simple and somehow needed to be imparted and be acted upon, If not, all of the teachings of any leader may be void and useless if we will just hear and does not act upon those shared personal experiences and techniques


This is why this  preliminary steps and principles of having to succeed in the world of Cyber and Internet world should be taken seriously as there will be succeeding teachings and seminars on a more advanced and next big step on making it more  effective of  doing and being in  such endeavors. 

A Valentine Special experience with Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Kylie Padilla in 'Sarap Diva'


A Valentine Special experience with Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Kylie Padilla  in 'Sarap Diva'


This Saturday (February 9), As a special Valentine presentation of Sarap Diva  learn special Valentine recipes of three of GMA’s hottest properties – Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Kylie Padilla.


Bela prepares her specialty, Salmon Zuchinni, while Kylie teaches her Halal recipe, Pininyahang Manok. Alden shows off his resourcefulness with his Lechon Paksiw recipe.

Meanwhile, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shares the latest trend replacing flowers as a first date gift, the Fruiquet or Fruit bouquet.


The surprises never end as one of Regine’s twitter followers wins a date with Alden. So giuy’s just stay at home this Saturday morning , watch Sarap Diva , tweet , and  try your luck for a Valentine’s date with Alden Richards.

Love is truly in the air with another Saturday morning filled with good food, talk and music in Sarap Diva, 9:45am on GMA.

There’s Only Dunkin’ Donuts for Derek Ramsay


There’s Only Dunkin’ Donuts for Derek Ramsay

For more than a decade Dunkin Donut stays to be a favorable and more saleable than any other brand of donuts . Much more today,  A Hunk celebrity like Derek Ramsey gives his loyalty to the said brand and was a lover of Dunkin even during his younger days.


(Manila, Philippines) Derek Ramsay has this to say about his new love, “There’s only Dunkin’ Donuts for me. Many sweet things have come and gone in my life, but Dunkin’ Donuts lingered with me through the years. This is not just a brand I endorse; this is a product I truly enjoy, donuts that I crave for regardless, whether I’m here or abroad.”

The new face of Dunkin’ Donuts, the country’s leading donuts, coffee, and baked goods chain, is a hot new offering that’s sure to salivate everyone’s taste buds – literally and figuratively. Derek Ramsay kicked off his endorsement with the P199 a dozen promo of Dunkin’ Donuts Classics, which is extended until February 10, 2013.

But there’s more to love, especially for the month of hearts. From February 1-15, Ramsay highlights his longstanding love affair with Dunkin’ Donuts, as we see more of him in two specially designed Valentine’s boxes:  Dunkin’ Hearts and Premium Donuts Valentine box.


“There’s a special place in my heart for Dunkin’ Donuts, and it has been a constant companion through many occasions – as a child, as a student, through heartaches, and yes, even on Valentine’s Day. In fact, whoever is with me has to enjoy a bite too.   There is a comforting simplicity to the Dunkin’ Donuts Classics that keeps me coming back for more. This Valentine’s, Derek suggests that instead of taking your date to a fancy restaurant, why not simply cook for her? And of course, cap the night with a box of Dunkin’ Hearts or spoil her a little with a selection of Premium Donuts.

The Premium Donuts line was introduced to cater to the increasing sophisticated palates. With over 18 Premium Donut flavors to choose from, there’s sure to be one for any discriminating sweet tooth.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been in the Philippines for over 31 years, and has continuously evolved to be an inextricable part of Filipinos’ lives and memories. The children who grew up with the Classics varieties, now have more sophisticated palates, perfectly addressed by the Premium Donuts line. So there’s a Dunkin’ Donut variant for every occasion – the Classics, when you want comfortable, nostalgic goodness, and Premium Donuts when you want to just spoil yourself a little. 

And with Derek offering you a bite of Dunkin’ Donuts, how can you say no?


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