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I am an anti-life insurance years back so to speak pero my outlook on how I see and perceive a life insurance has changed drastically. You ask me why?? First things first— What if your time comes long before you expect it— sige nga, how will your family survive especially if you are the bread winner? 

Let’s face it – almost everyone needs life insurance! Kasi no matter how we’d like to believe otherwise, we all die, but none of us know the time and day. Ang dali sabihin, “ay oo nga noh, I need a life insurance” pero paano if hindi ka pa nga sumusweldo, meron ng naka-laan para sa matatanggap mo, worse—kulang pa. So papano nga if you hardly make it from paycheck to paycheck? How can you even consider life insurance? Nakapag-isip ka na ba? It’s really hard to comprehend things like these ones especially if you are struggling to pay your monthly bills! But what would happen if you were to die unexpectedly? Ano na ang mangyayari to your family that counts on you for basic need such as food, clothing and education? Iniwan mo na nga sila, naiwanan mo pa ng problema kasi hindi ka handa. How can they even afford to pay for your funeral? 

You see, these are the things that kept me awake the other night when I’ve been contemplating on things that I've learned from the recently held launch of Country Bankers Life. Napaisip ako not just for myself but also with our kapwa kababayan na medyo kapos sa pamumuhay. I have so much realization about sa mga magiging benefits nila with the offerings and services of Country Bankers. Ang dami kasi sa mga kababayan natin— especially the ones who are located in rural areas who are almost always caught off-guard. Kawawa sila. That’s why I am writing this article to create awareness. Kasi hindi impossible sa ating fellow kababayans na magka-life insurance because it is affordable or very abot-kaya. 

What really caught my attention was their Alalay sa Buhay (ASB) Plan:
-It provides renewable one-year insurance to individuals 13-70 years old for only Php 365, with natural and accidental death benefits.

To make the ALALAY SA BUHAY easier to understand, check this below:
  • Life Insurance protection for one (1) year. Renewable up to age 70
  • One time payment of Php 365.00 1 unit, Php 700.00 2 units , Php 1,000.00 3 units and Php 1,350.00 4 units
  • Beneficiary receives 100% of death benefit anytime during the whole year period.

Alalay Sa Buhay is also available for families and seniors, with ASB family being renewable up to age 70 for principal insured and covers up to 3 to 5 family members. 

Alalay Sa Buhay Family -  Php 750 for one unit. 
Alalay Sa Buhay for Seniors -Php 750 for one unit which covers individuals ages 71-80 and offers insurance for one year.

ALALAY SA BUHAY (ASB) COVERAGE
  • Natural Death: Loss of life due to old age or sickness.
  • Accidental Death: Loss of life due to accidents, or unforeseen events, or injury sustained in an accident.
  • Instant Abuloy: Immediate burial assistance given to bereaved families upon submission of death certificate(s) of insured by authorized claimant(s).
  • Daily Confinement Benefit: Paid for a period of required confinement in any hospital in the Philippines, due to sickness or accident.
Other Provisions:
  • Maximum of four (4) units per insured individual.
  • May cover individuals ages 13-70.
  • Coverage of new applicant shall take effect only upon approval of application and receipt of payment by CBLIC head office.
CBLIC continues to develop a wide array of insurance plans that are not only practical and relevant, but also provide the necessary support for plan holders in times of need.ractical and relevant, but also provide the necessary support for plan holders in times of need.


In fact, they have just launched a plan or package called:

The CB Kalinga 4P’s Program which provides a wide range of benefits which is even made affordable.

Ano ano ang mga ito:
For an annual amount of P150 lang, check the principal insurer's coverage below.

CB KALINGA 4Ps Coverage:
-Death (P5,000)
-Accidental Death and Permanent Disability (P15,000)
-Accidental Medical/Reimbursement (P2,000 max.)
-Daily Confinement (P200/day max. of 30 days), 
-Instant Abuloy (P500)
-Fire and/or Lightning Assistance (P3,000).
-An option for a six-month coverage for the principal insurer is also available at P75.

Under 4Ps, Family Packages are also available for an annual fee of only P250, a Principal would have his/her Spouse and a maximum of 3 children enjoy insurance benefits.

A Principal’s Spouse could avail of the benefits enumerated above while his/her children (max of 3) would enjoy Death Benefit (P1,000), Accidental Death and Permanent Disability (P2,000) and Instant Abuloy (P250).

Six-month coverage for Family Packages is also available at P125 premium.

You see, things would be better if we think ahead. Hindi na yung para sa sarili natin eh~ for our loved ones. If you still are having second thoughts about life insurance after reading this — let put it this way: when you avail of a plan, you are not actually buying it just for the sake of having it, but for having a peace of mind.

Should you have further inquiries~ visit Country Bankers website or visit their facebook page for updates




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THIS WAS MY CHEESYNESS ON V-DAY: 

𝘽𝙖𝙗𝙚, 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮 𝙥𝙞𝙯𝙯𝙖? 😅
𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙞𝙯𝙯𝙖 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙨𝙚, 𝙄’𝙙 𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪.🙈~ Jaimie

You guys—you too can make pizza time extra special with Greenwich’s limited edition pizza sleeves available when you purchase a Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Duo for P399.



With its refreshing and addictive flavors from its overloaded toppings, the Hawaiian Overload pizza is sure to spark up meaningful conversations between you and your loved ones.


Express those feelings ~ go ahead and write a special message!💓 Greenwich is giving us the chance to share our love with a personalized box of Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Pizza.


The limited edition pizza sleeves are available for a limited time until February 17, 2019 only so don't miss the chance to stop by.


Visit your favorite Greenwich pizzeria or call “#” then 5-55-55 for nationwide delivery. Delivery is also made easier! Just text G to 0919-88-55555 (Smart) or 0905-88-55555 (Globe) and expect Greenwich to call you for your orders.

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You guys probably saw my posts on IG and FB page about me raving my excitement when I discovered that Eyebrowdery ~Newport City Branch is already in their soft opening stage. Yass, finally there's a branch that's very near me na!

I was actually with my friend Eidhra yesterday kasi I treat her for lunch at Sheraton Hotel then direcho na sana to pick up Tammy sa school after. But then as I drove along, I saw na - naka-ilaw na yung Eyebrowdery logo kaya it signaled me to pass by and stop.



Eyebrowdery is located lang at the Ground floor of 101 Newport Boulevard very near Resorts World Manila and super near Savoy Hotel.

We've met Sandra, she's one of the branch' Senior Artist. I also met their Ms. Nika Guillen, she is Eyebrowdery Newport Branch' Master Artist and Owner. 

Me and Eidhra with Nika Guillen~ Eyebrowdery Newport Owner and Master Artist
Sabi ko na, I really made the right decision when I stopped by talaga. Kaya I grabbed the opportunity to throw in all the questions that I have kept with me ever since I saw their logo being put up when I passed by along 101 Newport Boulevard around the second week of January.

According to Nika, the Grand opening will be on Saturday, Feb.16, 2019. Waaaaa, I can't wait!!!



Here's a quick list of the services that they offer:
Embroidery services
-(eyebrows, eyeliner, lip tint, hairline) 
Skin services
-Micro Needling Therapy System (MTS or Vampire Facial) 
Minor Services
-Eyebrows and Lash Tinting 
-Keratin Lash Lift  
Threading
-Eyebrows, upper/lower lip, underarms,chin, whole face
Vitamin Drips and Gluta Drips 
-Power, Hangover, Youth Elixir, Illuminating, Platinum Drips
-IV Push
Laser Hair Removal 
Laser Whitening
Other Embroidery and Skin Services 

Since sharing is caring, here's a tip: 
As an opening treat ~ they are offering everything at 20 OFF!!! So if you visit them on Saturday — just pay and book during the launch then just have it scheduled at your most convenient date anytime this month! 

I'm scheduled na for next week, and I am availing their Keratin Lash Lift. Grab the discount guys! Don't miss the chance kasi sayang. :)


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In marking its 165th anniversary this year, Tanduay celebrates its people and its past. It will soon launch a coffee table book that highlights the men and women behind their success. Additionally, it will be converting its old Quiapo distillery into a brand museum where people can learn more about its rich and colorful history.

Putting a Face Behind the Brand
Tanduay is easily one of the most patronized brands in the country. In 2018 alone, it has sold 19.5 million cases of its products in the Philippines. The company has also had a significant presence in five states in the US, Guam, China, and Australia. Plans are already underway to penetrate the markets of European countries.

The company is cognizant of the huge role that its people play in its success and seeks to pay homage to their skill, artistry, and excellence through its coffee table book.

Company president Lucio “Bong” K. Tan, Jr. mentioned that they honor every Filipino craftsman and artisan behind the making of Tanduay.

At the same time, the company is thankful for the Filipinos’ continued patronage its products.

As we celebrate the 165th anniversary of Tanduay Distillers this year, we give credit to the people who have made us the world's number 1 rum. They are the often unrecognized people who silently enjoy and consistently patronize Tanduay. The fisherfolk, the farmers, the chefs, the Balikbayans, the working class, the young professionals, and every Filipino, who celebrate life! We are grateful for all of you,” he said.

A Project of Historical Significance
As part of its anniversary celebration, the company has likewise embarked on the conversion of its distillery in Manila into a museum that will showcase its rich and colorful history. It will likewise give its visitors a multi-sensory experience on how its products are made.

The largest surviving rum maker in the country, Tanduay uses Philippine-grown sugarcane to produce molasses that, in turn, are used as raw materials for its world-class rum. It still uses the traditional solera process and formulations that have been passed on for generations.

It has distillation facilities in Lian Batangas (Absolut Distillers, Inc.) and Pulupandan (Asian Alcohol), Negros Occidental, and ageing facilities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.


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So It's the love month and Valentine’s Day is coming up— the day of love where people give and receive all sorts of gifts to show their love and affection. Ahhhh, love is definitely in the air this month!

So... Are you ready with the perfect date? I know a lot of friends who are yet to figure out what to do especially that it’s literally just around the corner.

If you or your friends are still clueless on what to give to your special someone, tell them not to worry coz I've heard that Lazada is holding its Valentine’s Day sale with blooming deals and discounts of up to 80% off from 11 to 13 February 2019.

Here are just some of what you can give on Valentine's day:
  • Six Roses in a Signature White or Polka Dotted Box -  Priced at Php 2,145.00, this has a unique and modern package design that comes in a range of colors which keeps the rose stems long and protected. Get half a dozen of red roses with Boxwood, Eucalyptus, and Caspia arrangement.
  • Lavender Blue Preserved Infinity Rose in Black Acrylic Box -  For only P1,999.00, get this preserved beauty which is 100% natural, having the same color, texture, and shape as fresh flowers.
  • A Rose Bear Heart Box - For P3,995.00 ~ this is the perfect gift from your heart to your loved ones. Filled with an assortment of Roses, Carnations, and Mums, it also comes with a small, cream-colored stuffed teddy bear. 
It's the month of love, make anyone feel special and loved on this day made for hearts.
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Venus Lorraine Moral's winning entry at Lee Kum Kee's 130th Anniversary recipe contest

Moments like this talaga are the ones which make me get inspired to keep on experimenting in the kitchen. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm not a kitchen expert — in fact, I am just a newbie pagdating sa cooking. But then, it's such an amazing feeling when I get to hear inspiring stories such as this when Lee Kum Kee Announces its Winners of their 130th Anniversary Recipe Contest. One of which is a fellow Pinay~ from the Philippines.

“Lee Kum Kee 130th Anniversary Recipe Contest” received close to 500 entries worldwide, of which 50 came from the Philippines (https://130.lkk.com/winner-announcement/). It was launched in 2018 globally to look for the best recipe created with Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments. The competition On January 22, 2019, a Prize Presentation Ceremony was held to award the country’s two regional winners in celebration of its 130th Anniversary.

Home-maker and small business owner Ms. Venus Lorraine Moral took home the Most Liked Recipe Prize with her own version of the beloved Pinoy Local Empanada (https://130.lkk.com/recipe-detail/?rid=706) using Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce. 


The mother of one has been using Lee Kum Kee products in her home business for more than eight years. Sharing her passion for good food, Lorraine loves joining online cooking and recipe contests. The winning dish is her family favorite. As a cook, Lorraine loves using Lee Kum Kee products for its consistent taste, which makes every dish more delicious. As the winner with 2,370 online votes, Lorraine took home HKD 13,000 in cash (approximately PHP 87,000) and a gift package of Lee Kum Kee products. To find out Lorraine’s award-winning recipe for Local Pinoy Empanada, please visit https://130.lkk.com/recipe-detail/?rid=706

Runner-up winner Maria Lorena Cruz is a food technologist from Los Banos, Laguna with her winning recipe Char Siu Chicken Mango Tortilla Pizza. 


With the help of her husband, who was her official taste tester, Lorena used a technical approach using culinary experimentation to come up with the delicious balance of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors using Lee Kum Kee Char Siu Sauce and Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Sauce. Having a passion for cooking and baking, Lorena has been using Lee Kum Kee products for over 10 years because of its signature flavor and superior quality. As the runner-up winner with 2,007 online votes, Lorena took home Lee Kum Kee products worth HKD 1,300 (approximately PHP 8,700). To find out how to make Lorena’s Char Siu Chicken Mango Tortilla Pizza, please visit https://130.lkk.com/recipe-detail/?rid=681.

You may also check the list of all the winners from other participating countries and regions, please visit https://130.lkk.com/winner-announcement/

For instant updates, you may follow Lee Kum Kee on Facebook and Instagram (@LeeKumKeeGlobal) and use the hashtag #LeeKumKee.


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Tammy and I were at PLAY at OKADA the other day where we had some fun bonding moments. Where has time gone by? Seems that they have just opened yesterday and now they are already celebrating its 1st Birthday on Feb 10 — which is 2 days from now.

Since it's PLAY at OKADA MANILA’s 1st birthday, you’re invited — They are celebrating with a month-long birthday party this month! I've heard they will have exciting activities that await kids of all ages this February! 



PLAY at Okada Manila, a family-friendly, incredibly fun kiddie recreational area right in the heart of the metro’s grandest integrated resort and world-class entertainment destination.



This indoor fun area—the hub of “Purposeful Learning and Activities for the Young”— delivers educational entertainment for children aged 1-16 years old where thoughtful and joyful programs are available all year round. 

Young visitors can immerse themselves in a whole range of educational yet playful facilities in a safe environment. Apart from interacting with fellow children and engaging in social activities in the eight different neighborhoods, youngsters and even guardian visitors can enjoy a variety of hour-long learning sessions with certified teachers and trained, qualified coaches to enhance individual abilities and academics.


Among the unique programs offered by PLAY are :
  • Toddler the Explorer (motor skills development for children aged 1 to 3 years old), 
  • Hero Camp (group fitness activities for better health and well-being), 
  • Colors and Creations (arts and crafts for creativity and fine motor skills development), 
  • Hello, Good Looking (to enhance independence in hygiene, grooming, and social interactions for children aged 4 to 16 years old), 
  • Stage Presence (stage workshops for guests aged 4 to 16 years old who are passionate about the performing arts).

Themed parties, educational tours, and other seasonal events also fill PLAY’s calendar. 
Each event is carefully planned and designed to deliver on PLAY’s mission of holistic child development.

A PLAYful birthday party

From 2 to 6PM of February 10, 2019 the whole PLAY crew will host games and activities where participants can take home special prizes. This is PLAY's way of celebrating its 1st birthday by throwing a party so guests~ be ready and can expect a magical day full of joy and laughter. 

Kids can dance their way to fitness in the Zumbastic Dance Contest


Kids can also lay a competitively fun game of Giant Tic Tac Toe, and unleash their inner artists at the crafting table with a Birthday Card Making activity. The PLAY Coaches will also gather everyone for an interactive storytelling session right at The Stage! And what’s a birthday party without a colorful photo wall for a fun memento, unbelievable performances by a street magician, and a face-painting station?

Don’t miss out on this incredible birthday bash and bring all the kids to PLAY!

The fun never stops —Happy hearts day for the young ones:

Okada Manila is celebrating Valentine’s Day in full romantic style this year—but this doesn’t mean that the kids should miss out on the fun! PLAY’s Kiddie Valentines will not only keep the kids out of your hair for the romantic date you’ve planned but will also let the young ones enjoy this day of love in a unique, holistic way.

What to expect:
  1. The PLAY Coaches will be hosting a Distortion Competition right at The Stage, guiding the kids through different poses designed to enhance onstage confidence. 
  2. The Coaches will also take the kids through a Basic Theater Workshop, which will be followed by a short skit for the budding theater stars to apply what they learned.
  3. Kids can also join a Languages of Love workshop, where they will be taught how to express their affections for their parents, siblings, and friends through different ways. 
  4. The Coaches will help the kids create special Valentine cards and origami flowers to gift to their loved ones!
Make February a month of joy, love, and learning for your kids at PLAY! Passes for PLAY’s 1st Birthday Celebration are available at PLAY. For more information on PLAY Access and Passes, visit www.okadamanila.com, like Okada Manila on Facebook, and follow @okadamanila on Twitter and Instagram.


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via Vote Wisely quotes

As early as now, every now and then I already see marketing campaigns from our local aspiring political candidates. 


Bakit kaya ~ well, the message is clear namen. Kaya we have to wise din as early as now. Our right to vote is fundamental, and when access to the ballot box is impeded, our democracy suffers that's why 
we must vote wisely in the upcoming election.


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Hey hey~~~I just got a scoop! Lazada is unveiling its top deals and picks for the Year of the Earth Pig from January 31 to February 2. Online shoppers can definitely start can start the year of the pig with good vibes and good luck. Indeed a Gong Xi Fa Cai with Lazada's offer of up to 80% off from its items coming from thousands of local and international brands!


Here are just some of the sale highlights: 
  • Get the Olay Glass Skin Ritual Box for only Php 2,500.00 instead of Php 6,001.00! Own this viral beauty product for almost 60% off! 
  • Pay only Php 559.30 instead of Php 799.00 for this BYS Lustrous Calypso Eyeshadow Palette! Fierceness guaranteed at 30% off! 
  • Feel refreshingly clean with Nivea Men Sensitive Post-Shave Balm for only Php 275.00, a huge 50% off from its original price of Php 550.00!
  • Print wirelessly with HP Officejet 200 Mobile Printer for only Php 4,171.00 instead of Php 18,990.00! A super crazy deal at 78% off! 
  • Bring your music everywhere with JBL’s Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for only Php 1,608.00, a smashing 48% off from its original price of Php 3,099.00!
  • Platinum KS-5000 High-End Dynamic Wired Microphone will be sold for only Php 455.00instead of Php 799.00! Sing like a pro at 43% off! 
  • Walk comfortably with Unisex Checkerboard Canvas Sneakers from Vans at 50% off! Get it for only Php 1,999.00instead of Php 3,998.00!
  • Be that stylish corporate chic with Plains and Print’s Off-white Wriston Long Sleeves for only Php 699.00, 50% off from the original price of Php 1,398.00!
  • Go preppy with Sperry Burgundy Footwear Striper Cvo for only Php 2,445.00, 30% off from the original price of Php 3,495.00!
  • Digital Walker’s Sphero Force Band will definitely delight Star Wars fans for only Php 1,990.00 instead of Php 6,790.00! Almost 71% off!
  • Keep the car sleek and shiny with 3M’s Car Care Auto Shampoo! At almost 43% off, this product will sell for only Php 40.00 instead Php 69.75!
  • Pets will love Hartz Ultraguard Rid Flea and Tick Citrus Shampoo sold at only Php 294.00, 30% off its original price of Php 420.00!
TIP: Customers should add to cart this early and anticipate Lazada’s Flash Sale deals and vouchers up to P888.00 off! And of course, shoppers should not forget to “Shake It” and “Slash It” for additional discounts and promotion vouchers!

For more information, visit Lazada Philippines’ official social media accounts, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPH and Instagram: @Lazada_PH. Customers could also log on to www.lazada.com.ph/ or download the Lazada Mobile app via App Store or Google Play!


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Love hotpot? If you are looking for an authentic Japanese hotpot restaurant near Makati and within BGC,  then Shaburi might just be the one that you are looking for! This restaurant offers a festive of meat and other ingredients for your 90-minute hustle – because it is a buffet!

 There are so many things that make Shaburi unique and special~


- It's already given~ it is an All-you-can-eat Authentic Japanese Shabu Shabu restaurant.


- Customers may choose from the different meat plates that the restaurant is offering—
    
    Choose from four kinds of premium meats: 
   *Tender Pork 
   *Tasty Beef (U.S imported beef) 
   *Shaburi Wagyu (includes three meat items and black label wagyu)
   *Special Wagyu ( includes all meat items and gold label wagyu)

- You have your own personal soup pot with 5 unique soups to choose from. 
-  The Shaburi experience does not end there because there are three kinds of sauces will be presented to customers.
-  And there is a buffet table where Shaburi appetizers and other side dishes are available.

Located at Uptown Mall in Taguig City, you can now experience this feast right at Shaburi!

For more info visit their website: https://megaworld-lifestylemalls.com/



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