Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SM Woman- SM Ladies Fashion FLASH SALE on July 21!



Ready your wallets, ladies! As SM Woman - SM Ladies Fashion will be having a flash sale on July 21 from 5-9PM. It’s the perfect time to amp up your closet with SM Woman’s exciting offers. And since it’s from the brand that offers fashion for every woman, you will surely find something that suits your sartorial preference, no matter your style, size and body shape.


Head over to any SM Store with your shopping buddies and enjoy 30% off on regular items on over 50 SM Ladies fashion brands nationwide. 

And while we’re still at it, until July 31, they are giving further reductions of extra 20% off when you buy Any 2 of their sale items of up to 50% off. Isn't that amazing?

So be ready to get your shop on this July at SM Woman, fashion for every woman.

To know more about SM Woman, visit www.thesmstore.com, their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SMWoman/ and Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/smwoman/.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ways to Outsmart Social Media Scammers

People are wired to be social creatures. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have capitalized on this human need to enormous success. Facebook alone has almost two billion monthly active users as of May 2017. 

However, there’s a dark side to the popularity of social media. Scammers and cybercriminals go where there’s money to be madeThe Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP ACG) recently revealed that online scams are still the most prevalent, with 555 cases reported in 2016 until the first quarter of 2017. 



As Filipinos are known to be the most active social media users in the world, PSBank believes that it is important to be very cautious in using these platforms. To help you avoid being victims of social media scams, here are some tips from PSBank on how to identify and outsmart these scammers:

Know who you are dealing with. If one of your contacts asks for your personal information or money through social media, immediately call him or her through other touch points (e.g. landline or mobile number) to validate their request.

Regularly review your privacy and security settings. Take simple steps to secure your social media accounts. Profiles that are publicly displayed are the most vulnerable to scammers. Look for the Privacy and/or Security options in your social media account and set them up properly. Installing credible anti-malware software also helps to protect your computer or mobile phone’s overall security.

Avoid putting sensitive details on your profile. Remove your home address, phone number, date of birth and any other information that could be used to steal your identity. Con artists obtain key pieces of your personal information from your social media account profile, which they use to recover your account passwords (via the password recovery facility) or apply a bank loan in your name.

Use multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication means it takes more than just your password to access your account or reset your password. An example of this is enabling the One-Time PIN (OTP) that social media sites offer as an added security option. Whenever you login or request a reset of your password, an OTP is sent to the mobile number you registered with the site.

Dodge clickjacking. Did you just read a news header that your favorite singer died? (Click!) Or that you can earn thousands in a day without leaving your house? (Click!) Clickbaits rely on sensationalism or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to tempt you to click on the links or share them. But beware: the links may install malware in your computer that steal personal information or bank log-in credentials. Be wary of these links and verify news through legitimate media sources. 

Be Vigilant. If you think that your bank account has been compromised, call your bank’s customer service hotline to report and verify any suspicious activities in your account. At PSBank, you can conveniently and closely monitor any movements in your account through the PSBank Mobile App and PSBank Online.

“Social media is the most powerful communication tool in the world, but it is also the most dangerous. Learning how to secure your accounts and avoid obvious threats goes a long way in protecting your name and money online,” said PSBank Vice President for Information Security Dan Jose D. Duplito.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PSBank to deactivate all non-EMV cards by Sept. 1, 2017





Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the thrift bank arm of the Metrobank Group, has declared a deadline for deactivating all its non-EMV cards in line with its thrust to provide clients with more secured products and services. 

In a statement, PSBank said “All non-EMV PSBank cards can no longer be used beginning September 1, 2017.” With this, it is encouraging all its clients to replace their non-EMV cards now at any PSBank branch. If it is your first time to replace your card, it is FREE of charge, PSBank said.

The Bank started to issue EMV chip-enabled cards as early as January 3, 2017. All its more than 600 ATMs are already EMV-ready. 

PSBank debit and prepaid card accountholders can simply visit any branch to get their card. They simply need to bring their old card and one government-issued valid ID. On the other hand, for PSBank Flexi accountholders, their card will be delivered via courier to their office address while their PIN will be delivered separately via another courier to their home address. Flexi card holders can activate their card by calling PSBank’s 24/7 Customer Experience Hotline at (02)845-8888 or by visiting the nearest PSBank branch.

PSBank’s move to shift to EMV chip-enabled cards is in line with the issuance of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Circular No. 859 or the Europay, Mastercard and Visa Implementation Guidelines. 

The PSBank EMV chip-enabled cards have enhanced features for verifying transactions made on the card, therefore minimizing cases of card-present fraud incidents and identity theft and giving cardholders the peace of mind whenever they do card transactions.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Restaurant Engagement Conference 2017 by Mplify



The first Restaurant Engagement Conference by Mplify will be held on August 12, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila. It is an event dedicated to F&B Industry to be attended by SMEs, new brands, aspiring restaurateurs, F&B Professionals, and restaurant owners. REC aims to Recreate your brand for today’s new trend, Empower local crafts and businesses, and Capture the right market which will be discussed by our respected speakers in order to utilize strategic marketing tools that will optimize Restaurant business performance in which Customer Engagement is the NEW RULE of the GAME.

Mplify is grateful to its generous Sponsors and Strategic Partners: Maybank, Globe MyBusiness, 7,107 Culture + Cuisine, Agape Pastries & Tartines, Mrs. Fields, Kitchenails, Mode Devi, Leaprenuer, Ink-All-You-Can, Karuva Travel & Tours, Where To Eat Philippines, Nail It!, Color Ads and Digital Services Inc., MAPI, YanYan International, and Derm Care. And to our Media Partners: Manila Standard, manilastandard.net, Global News Network (GNN), Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer Mobile, Experience Travel and Living, Business Insight, Pilipino Mirror, SMNI, HUE Channel, Entrep TV, Remate Express, The Village Connect, Psst!, Pinas, Peoples Journal, and Women’s Journal
REC is dedicated to support Children’s Hour as its beneficiary to help One Children One Hour at a time.




To register, visit www.mplify-ph.com and follow our social media accounts for REC updates in Facebook page @mplifyph and Instagram @mplify_ph.
For othe inquiries, you may reach us thru our mobile numbers: 0998.887.6063 / 0977-3597602 or email us at mktg.mplify@gmail.com.


Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion to help businesses reach its full potential, amplify their businesses, and to provide business solutions through various marketing strategies and PR campaigns.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Solane holds fire fighting training program for customers




Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held firefighting training sessions for its bulk and commercial customers at its LPG plants in San Fernando, Pampanga and Canlubang, Laguna. The event aimed to educate customers on fire prevention awareness, proper use and handling of fire extinguishers, LPG storage and handling,and standard operating procedures in the prevention and management of possible fire-related activities. Supported by the local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire fighting training programs are implemented and conducted continuously as part of Solane’s commitment to safety. 

Photo shows ILC bulk account manager Kaiza Yu and industrial sales head Elma Revillame (leftmost and second from left) handing a token of appreciation to David Chung of D & L Industries and fire safety inspector Jhun Esto (second from right and rightmost).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Make your day better with McDonald’s McSaver Meals


Life is so much better with things made available and convenient for anyone, just like the McDonald’s McSaver Meals, affordable meals complete with rice and drink starting at just P55!




Take it from the hilarious new TVC starring Alden Richards, who plays a prince and outwits a hungry, short-tempered giant with an offer of McSaver Meals. Watch him in action in his latest TVC HERE.  So if you’re looking for easy, lunch options on a budget, McDonald’s has got the answer just as Alden charmingly says, dahil “meron na ngayon!

Choose from the golden Crispy Chicken Fillet Meal (P59), seasoned just right and served with gravy, the Chicken Fillet Ala King Meal (P59) served with a delicious, creamy sauce or the 1-pc. Mushroom Pepper Steak Meal (P55) made with a meaty patty, in creamy mushroom sauce and button mushroom slices. You can enjoy all these meals with rice and a regular drink.

Now life is so much easier with McSaver Meals whenever you dine in at any McDonald’s restaurant nationwide. You can also have it via Drive-Thru, Take Out, or McDelivery by dialing 86-2-36, visiting mcdelivery.com.ph, or the McDo PH app.

Try them and share your favorites by posting your photos online at facebook.com/McDo.ph and tagging @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram. Join the fun on Twitter as #MeronNaNgayon is already one of the top 10 trending topics in the Philippines. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Win a Getaway Vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for 2!



Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square are some of the famous landmarks in London I would love to see. Being born in the Pacific, I have this unrelenting desire to visit the Western World. 

​Everyone dreams of exploring a European city even just for once in their lives and this yearning is something that does not go away even when they grow older. With Europe’s most beautiful cities waiting to be visited, a top European destination seems to make it on everyone’s travel bucket list – and that is no other than the beautiful city of London.

Being Europe’s third biggest city, London is home to some of the world’s best attractions and activities. Wandering through one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, one cannot help but gush in awe and admiration with what this city presents. Experience a place that is sprawling with enriching galleries and museums which everyone can visit for free. Hop on London’s famous double-decker bus for an effortless sight-seeing tour and for a more thrilling way to view this splendid city, hover above while in the London Eye. With all that there is to see in this majestic city, one cannot miss out the striking Big Ben and Nelson’s Column – landmarks that almost complete a London trip but there is still so much more to discover. These and more are in store for the loyal customers of the country’s number one nail salon and pampering destination.


Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa pinned London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo. “It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty. Last year we gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, we are going further and treat them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.

By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two” added Baterina.

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics/

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SPOTIFY releases TOP "Cash Me Outside" (Hip Hop) inspired tracks

Cash Me Outside, How Bow Dah?" girl Danielle Bregoli may have postponed her “tour,” but that’s not stopping Spotify listeners from taking inspiration from her catchphrase that catapulted her to Internet meme fame.




Currently, there are over 44,000 ‘Cash Me Outside’ playlists on Spotifywith the US, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and Germany being the top five countries where listeners created these playlists.

So what is the sound of Cash Me Outside? The answer is Hip Hop. The most included songs on Cash Me Outside playlists feature tracks from Drake, Kanye, Big Sean and Eminem.

See below for a list of the top 20 Cash Me Outside playlist songs and the top ten countries where Cash Me Outside playlists have been created.

Top Cash Me Outside Playlist Tracks (see right part of this page)
1. Drake - Fake Love
2. Big Sean - Bounce Back
3. Kanye West - Famous
4. The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming
5. Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
6. Kanye West - Fade
7. Post Malone - Congratulations
8. Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles
9. Nicki Minaj - Only
10. Rihanna - Needed Me

11. 50 Cent - Candy Shop
12. Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
13. Tyga - Feel Me
14. Drake - Hotline Bling
15. Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl
16. Big Sean - Moves
17. Rudimental - Lay It All On Me (feat. Ed Sheeran)
18. Johnny Cash - Hurt
19. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
20. Hailee Steinfeld,Grey – Starving

Top Cash Me Outside Playlist Countries
1. US
2. Great Britain
3. Australia
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Philippines
7. Sweden
8. Finland
9. Denmark
10. Norway

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My kinda "ME" time


There's a tremendous amount of stress and pressure put on me lately, being a parent, a daughter, mother, partner. All of these roles combined leave me not taking adequate care of myself -- which is what sustains me and gives me the energy to take care of all these other responsibilities that I have.



Though I know that I must take care of myself to be a better person, I always seem to get sidetracked. There’s always something else to do and someone else’s needs to fulfill. What I need to realize is that self-care is a necessity, and giving myself “Me Time” will allow me to be a more present individual.

I believe every mom/woman needs an occasional break for sanity's sake. This means taking time each day to do something for yourself. That's why Im lucky to have my "me-time" yesterday.

While some refer "me time " as a visit to a salon or spa, time with bffs/ girlfriends, staycation, alone time at the grocery/ mall , mine was different. I opted to go to the church all by myself. I went to St. Padre Pio Church in Libis.

Ito na ang kuwento, kaya Tagalog na. May popcorn ka na ba? Mahaba - haba ito😊 


My SaturDATE - my mom
Yesterday morning, maaga pa kami lumabas ni mommy para magpa laboratory siya. Since maaga kami, nakauwi din kami ng maaga. Nagsabi na ako  na magsisimba ako (anticipated mass) . Kinahapunan, I asked my mom kung sasama siya, napapagod pa daw siya. So, I left them (MITD, Mommy and the kids) at home. Okay naman ako. Wala akong dalang phone! Yes. Nasasanay na ako na walang telepono basta alam ko na nasa bahay lang lahat ng mahal ko sa buhay. Ayoko din ng destructions. I only got my coin purse, fan, shawl and ID with me. Importante ang ID kahit saan ako pumunta hindi pwedeng wala akong dalang ID!
Sa totoo lang, takot ako lumabas mag-isa lalo sa mall. Hindi ko pa yata na try na maglakad-lakad sa mall ng matagal na mag isa. Iba yung sa mall ako nag work dati. Lalabas lang ako para magpupunta sa  restroom, kakain at kapag uuwi na. Pero mag gagala mag isa... AYOKO! πŸ˜‚ Pero kapag mag sisimba magisa, ay, ayan, kayang-kaya kong gawin yan. Minsan talaga mas gusto ko pa magisa kapag magsisimba. But since tinuturuan at minumulat namin ang mga bagets, dapat magkakasama kami magsimba.

Natatandaan ko nung High School at College ako, maaga akong pumapasok para makadaan sa chapel sa school. Walang palya yan. Akala ko nga magiging madre ako hehe. Hindi pala yun ang calling ko. 😜 Siguro dahil bata pa lang ako kasama na ako lagi ng mommy at daddy ko sa simbahan lalo kapag Wednesday sa Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran. Nung tumanda na ako, nakakapunta lang ako sa church magisa kapag masama ang loob , nagagalit at gusto kong umiyak pero wala akong makausap. Magbbyahe ako from Quezon City to Baclaran at the wee hours para lang magpunta sa church, sarado na kasi ang church na malapit dito sa amin kapag gabi na. Hindi ako natatakot sa mga masasamang loob (bad guys)  kahit alanganing oras kasi nga galit ako at masama (din) ang loob 😑.

Am I mad or masama ang loob kahapon kaya ako nagpunta sa church magisa? NO. Marami akong dala-dalang isipin, takot, at pag- aalala dahil sa mga nangyayari nitong mga nakaraan. Kaya medyo nawawala ako sa sirkulasyon. Natatakot ako na baka hindi ko kayanin. Wala naman akong ibang maasahan talaga kundi si Lord. Kaya, the Gospel and homily were very timely.

The Gospel is from the book of Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus said to the twelve : 26 “So have no fear of them, ifor nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on jthe housetops. 28 And kdo not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him lwho can destroy both soul and body in hell.8 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?9 And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But meven the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; nyou are of more value than many sparrows. 32 oSo everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but pwhoever denies me before men, qI also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
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In short, HAVE NO FEAR!



During the homily, sabi ni Father para makuha ang goal o mamuhay ng tahimik at masaya, dapat may 3 Rs :

1. Refuse/ reject all worries, fears, all the negative feelings as they are the works of Satan. Do not entertain such feelings. And focus on the important matters/ people.
2. Repent
3. Rely on God alone. Trust in Him.

Ito pa isa kong nagustuhan sa sinabi niya, kaya naisip ko tama lang pala ang ginagawa ko. Iwasan na ang "I's " na nakaka cause ng kasalanan ... iPad, iPhone lol (pun intended). Iyong mga taong malimit mag post ng mga kinakainan na mamahalin, nagbakasyon sa mga mararangyang lugar. Nakaka cause daw ng pagka inggit sa iba na walang kakayanan. Naka focus lang ang mga tao sa "I" o sa sarili. Pati si father, natatakam daw sa mga nakikita niya. Lol. Ang Facebook daw ay nakakasira ng relationships - all kinds of relationship. True for some. Pero ako nagf-facebook na lang for campaigns and events. I rarely post personal stuff. Pati nga trip around the world namin ng family hindi ko na pinost. (Sa panaginip lang kase. Hahaha) Kaya dito na ako nagpost ng personal story ko.
Gising na gising lahat ng tao noong homily yesterday, somehow nakakarelate. Nagtatawanan. Okay sa alright si father! Kaya medyo gumaan gaan ang dinadala ko. Ang masaya pa nung kakantahin na ang Ama Namin, iba talaga ang dating sa akin ng old version. Mas ramdam ko at mas feel. And then, the best part is the pray over and anointing of the oil. Ang dami nila maglagay ng oil. Kaya ako ay umuwi na nagmamantika. Kaya hindi na rin ako nakadaan ng Go Salads kse gusto ko umabot ang oil sa bahay. ☺️Wala akong pakialam kung tumitingin mga passengers sa jeep dahil na dami ng mantika sa noo at leeg ko. Ang hindi nila alam, may oil pa ako sa kamay. Talagang iningatan ko para maipahid ko sa mga mahal ko na uuwian sa bahay. Nakatulog ako ng masarap kagabi. Magaan talaga sa pakiramdam kapag lumalapit ka sa Diyos at ipagkakatiwala mo na lang ang lahat sa kanya. Kaya walang tatalo sa " me " time ko kahapon...

The best "ME" time ever!!! 

It is not selfish to have a me time, lalo at si Lord naman kasama mo. 



I Offer My Life

All that I am, all that I have
I lay them down before You, oh Lord
All my regrets, all my acclaims
The joy and the pain, I'm making them Yours

Lord, I offer my life to You
Everything I've been through, use it for Your glory
Lord I offer my days to You
Lifting my praise to You as a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer You my life

Things in the past, things yet unseen
Wishes and dreams that are yet to come true
All of my hopes, all of my plans
My heart and my hands are lifted to You

Lord, I offer my life to You
Everything I've been through, use it for Your glory
Lord I offer my days to You
Lifting my praise to You as a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer You my life

What can we give that You have not given?
And what do we have that is not already Yours?
All we possess are these lives we're living
That's what we give to You, Lord

Lord, I offer my life to You
Everything I've been through, use it for Your glory
Lord I offer my days to You
Lifting my praise to You as a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer You my life

Lord, I offer my life to You
Everything I've been through, use it for Your glory
Lord I offer my days to You
Lifting my praise to You as a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer You my life
Lord I offer You my life


Thursday, June 22, 2017

The new and improved in-demand Jollibee's Choco Mallow pie is back!



Extremely high demand for much-awaited dessert pie left some fans hanging



May was a sweet, exciting time for Pinoy dessert lovers, especially for fans of Jollibee’s Choco Mallow Pie. Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food chain, announced the long-awaited return of one of its best-selling dessert pies.

The new and improved Choco Mallow Pie is indeed a chocoholic’s dream inside and out. A crispy chocolate crust envelops a mouthwatering combination of marshmallow cream and chocolate fudge, delivering a warm, gooey explosion of flavors with every bite.

It is understandable why fans have flocked to their neighborhood Jollibee branches to indulge in this sweet, creamy, and flaky pleasure— and many are buying in bulk!

“Since we’ve relaunched the product, customers are buying Choco Mallow Pie not only as a sweet ending to their favorite Jollibee meals, but also as a snack or treat to enjoy on its own,” shared Kay Segismundo, Jollibee Marketing Manager for Complementary Products. “Jollibee is indeed very thankful for the positive response of our customers not only in social media but also the high demand in our stores.”

Here’s the great news: Jollibee has ensured its customers that the Choco Mallow Pie stocks have been replenished in all branches, so fans can now enjoy more of this sumptuous limited-time offer!

“Again, we’re very thankful for the amazingly sweet response to one of our classic but reinvented dessert pies,” Segismundo concluded. “And don’t worry; we have enough Choco Mallow Pie for everybody. Just drop by your favorite Jollibee stores!”




The Choco Mallow Pie is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in Metro Manila, Luzon and will be available in Visayas and Mindanao very soon, for only P32.00* (solo) and P89.00*(pack of 3 Pies-to-Go).

Prices may vary across different locations.