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Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Great Greenbelt Shopping Race is on!

The Great Greenbelt Shopping Race is on!
Greenbelt shoppers rejoice! Greenbelt is giving away two pairs of Stella Luna shoes weekly starting from June 29 to July 14, 2013. Joining the race is simple!

This promo is open to all shoppers!  The Great Greenbelt Shopping Race digital game activity with electronic raffle draw.  Participants will get a chance to win 2 pairs of Stella Luna shoes weekly! At the end of the promo, grand prize winners will be picked thru an electronic raffle for a chance to win prizes!   

M E C H A N I C S:

  1. Just log on to Facebook and like the official Greenbelt Fan Page,
  2. Follow @ilovegreenbelt on Instagram
  3. Carry out the designated tasks of each of the participating merchants. 
  4. Take a picture while doing the task
  5. Post and tag @ilovegreenbelt on Instagram and use the hashtag #GreenbeltShoppingRace so your entries can be counted! 
  6. Weekly, we will release the list of tasks to be done. For more information on the weekly participating stores, go to  


1. The promotion is open to all 18 years old and above at the time of the launch of the promo and who has a valid and active Facebook and Instagram account. 

2. Those qualified and interested to join must search and follow the directions for joining found in Greenbelt page on Facebook (
3. Promotion period is from June 29 to July 14, 2013 only.   


1. All Participants who have successfully finished the tasks and uploaded their photos will have the chance to win the special weekly prizes and the grand prize.

2. Participants who have done the given tasks and followed the steps are qualified to win the weekly prize on the same week that they joined the contest. 
3. If a Participant has multiple photo entries, only one (1) of his or her photos can win. 
4. Five (5) weekly winners will be chosen thru an electronic raffle draw from all qualified photo entries (those who liked the page, followed the Instagram account, and did the tasks). Each winner will take home 2 pairs of Stella Luna shoes. 
5. In the grand draw 5 lucky winners will be picked via an electronic raffle draw.  

  •  2 grand prize winners will receive 10 Stella Luna shoes each  
  •  1 grand prize winner will receive a P30,000 shopping spree
  •  2 grand prize winners will receive each receive a travel package to Bellevue Resort Bohol  

6. Weekly winners can only win once, but they are also qualified to win the grand prize. 

7. For those who have not won the weekly prize, don't worry you will still have the chance to win in the grand draw!   


Weekly Prizes: 

  •  Ten (10) Stella Luna shoes will be given away to 5 winners every Monday, for 2 weeks.
Announcement of weekly winners will start on July 8, 2013. 

The 4 grand prize winners for the Great Greenbelt Shopping Race will be given: 

  •  2 grand prize winners will receive 10 Stella Luna shoes  
  •  1 grand prize winner will receive P30,000 shopping spree 
  •  1 grand prize winner will receive a Bellevue Resort Bohol travel package 
All prizes are non-transferable and not convertible to cash. 5. Winners shall pay for 20% withholding tax for prizes exceeding Php10,000 and other expenses that will be incurred in relation to the prize shall be shouldered by the winner. 

Cut-off Dates Time Raffling and Announcement of winners Time:

  • 5 Weekly Winners  July 6, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 pm July 8, 2013 (Monday) 1:00 -3:00 pm
  • 5 Weekly Winners July 14, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 pm July 15, 2013 (Monday) 1:00 -3:00 pm 
  • 5 Grand Winners July 14, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 pm July 15, 2013 (Monday) 1:00 -3:00 pm 

1. Winners will be notified by a telephone call and registered mail. The list of winners will be posted in Greenbelt’s Facebook page. 

2. Winners should send a private message to the official Facebook fan page of Greenbelt Philippines with the ff details:     

  •  Complete name                
  •  Mailing address                
  •  Email address               
  • Contact number                
  • Account URLs for Facebook and Instagram (for verification)   
3. Winners who do not reply within sixty (60) calendar days of announcement will forfeit their prizes. 

4. Winners must claim their prize at the 5th Floor, Ayala Land Office, Glorietta 4, Makati City. 

5. Declared winners must present the notice sent by registered mail and two (2) valid IDs with picture (e.g. driver's license, passport, company/school ID) to verify the winner’s identity.  

6. Provincial winners must email or fax a copy of two valid IDs with picture (e.g. driver's license, passport, company/school ID), each bearing the same name registered in the Facebook App, together with their mailing address.  

7. For the grand draw, in the event that winner is drawn twice, winner will get the price with the higher value. 

8. Prizes must be claimed within 60 days from his/ her receipt of the notice; the prize shall be forfeited in favor of Ayala Land, Inc.  


1. By joining this promotion, participant warrants and certifies that he/she has read the full mechanics of the Promotions and that he/she agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the promotion mechanics. Failure to agree to and abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the mechanics shall disqualify such Participant from participating in this promotion. 

2. By participating in the promotion, participants are deemed voluntary and have given their full consent in joining and agree to grant Ayala Land, Inc., the ownership and the right to use or publish the names and photo entries at anytime in its promo announcements, Facebook page, and/or advertising materials, without need of compensation. 

3. By joining the contest, the participant gives Ayala Land, Inc. the exclusive rights over the materials submitted, including, but not limited to the right to reproduce, exhibit or publish the images and/or for promotional purposes, displaying the prints and videos in a public venue, the internet or publish the prints or otherwise use the submitted materials for the purpose of promoting the competition or any by-product event arising from the competition.  

4. Employees of Ayala Malls (Ayala Land Inc), their merchants,  CAT Digital, Inc., (the “Organizers of the Promotion”), and its agencies, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity are disqualified from joining the promo.

Hurry Join now!

FREE ENTRANCE: Giordano Monster’s University

FREE ENTRANCE: Giordano Monster’s University 
Giordano Philippines is inviting you to get a taste of what it’s like to participate in Monsters University’s Freshman Fair when it opens its wrought iron gates. Experience being in the world’s best scare university, don Mike Wazikowski’s shoes and attend Giordano’s Monsters University Fair on June 29 to 30, 2013 at the TriNoma Activity Center and July 6 and 7, 2013 at Mega Mall A Showcase Area. Fun and freebies await you. No tuition fee required! Entrance is free for all!  Yes, kids and kids-at-heart are all welcome!
Mike Wazikowski on his way to school
Take a stroll around the booth area with friends and family.  Participate in various games and activities that will test your brain, brawn and scare-ability.  Win special prizes and display that Monsters University pride!
At the Giordano Monsters University Fair, several fun-filled games are in store for you.  Test your mental speed with a playtime of 2Fuse at the first gaming station called Screamology.  Combine numbers with similar colored cubes in 60 seconds.
Do you think you are athletic enough to compete at The Field of Screams?  This second gaming station allows sports buffs to size up their fitness and agility with XBOX Kinect Sports.  Find out if you can make it into the varsity team or if you need more training.
If you are into music, then the third gaming station called School of Rawr,is perfect for you.  Amp up the volume and explore your musical prowess with the Guitar Hero.  Compete for the highest score and earn the bragging rights as Monsters University’s primo rock star.
Want a more pensive, subdued setting?  Train your brain with Twinoo at Monster 101, the fair’s fourth gaming booth.  Sit back, and let logic and art come together in this classroom-type station.  Put those thinking caps on and show everybody why it’s cool to be a nerd. 
Conquer the challenges and complete your report card stamps to claim your Monsters University freebie.   Exclusive Giordano Monsters University merchandise like printed tees, hoodies and polo shirts will also be available for purchase during the event.
 Free face painting!
 You could even have your favorite monster character painted on your hand!
Mike Wazikowski tattoo
Come and join us for some monster fun! Rawwwwr!

BUDDHA-BAR: Drink, dine, party and drive in style in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014

BUDDHA-BAR: Drink, dine, party and drive in style in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014
Drink, dine, party and drive in style in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014 as Buddha-Bar Manila and DJ Ravin present "Buddha-Bar XV'

Partyphiles have reasons to celebrate in style and win a luxury Jaguar car as well when Buddha-Bar Manila launched the 15th edition of its iconic Buddha-Bar CDs on June 28, 2013. Aptly titled Buddha-Bar XV, the album differs from its past incarnations as this new one pays tribute of sorts to Russia, that most enigmatic and enchanting of countries in Northern Eurasia.
All the CDs in the Buddha-Bar collection were mixed by DJ Ravin, the Mauritius-born DJ who went on to become a big name in the Paris club scene. DJ Ravin played his first sets at Buddha-Bar in 1997, and since then has collaborated with the said famous celebrity haunt for the Buddha-Bar CD collection released by George V Records exclusively for Buddha-Bar, all of which bear DJ Ravin’s trademark fusion style.

Buddha-Bar and DJ Ravin’s latest offering, Buddha-Bar XV features different artists and Russia’s musical flavors, all at once sweet and mesmerizing. Buddha-Bar XV comes in double CDs, the first one leaning towards acoustic with such artists as Steppe, Listening Bliss, YasmineHamdam, and Thor while the second focuses more on electronic music with tunes from artists like Dim Vach and Seanbay, as mixed, of course, by DJ Ravin.

But then again, Manila’s stylish set do not only got the chance to party all night long with DJ Ravin at the June 28 Manila launch of Buddha-Bar XV. Lucky winners brought home an iconic French luxury brand bag, one (1) PRADA and BVLGARI sunnies from Sun Glass Hut and a Boracay Trip for two (2) with air fare and hotel accommodations.

On the same night, Buddha-Bar Manila also launched its “DRINK. DINE. DRIVE” promo. The prize at stake is a brand new Jaguar XF 2014. Every Php 5000 single receipt purchase from July 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 enables a customer a chance to drive home a brand new Jaguar XF 2014.

True to the luxury vehicle brand’s tagline, "Desired by Many, Exclusive by Choice," the Jaguar XF 2014 is a top-of-the-line acquisition equipped with the new and efficient 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbocharged diesel-S engine. Other than its fuel-efficiency feature, the 2014 Jaguar XF also comes with a Smart Key System with Keyless start, a Dynamic Sports Mode, a high-end security feature such as Pedestrian Contact Sensing and a stunning range of supple leather and contemporary veneers.

The Jaguar XF is a combination of its renowned flair for style and luxury with modern technological innovation and sporting performance.

Part of a Paris-based international franchise, Buddha-Bar Manila is a hotspot that is all the rage nowadays among Manila’s stylish set and party-loving denizens. Proud of its rich lifestyle heritage and formidable celebrity following, Buddha-Bar Manila goes the extra mile as it understands its patrons’ desire to have a good time while enjoying fantastic food and talk with friends and dancing to the music as they party the night away.
That and more transpired as Buddha-Bar Manila played host to Buddha-Bar XV’s album launch with DJ Ravin on June 28. A post party extravaganza dubbed as “Fete de la Musique” follows the launch in partnership with the French Embassy and Alliance Francaise de Manille. It was, needless to say, an event not to be missed.

Buddha-Bar Manila is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. For reservations, call +632 8566859/+632 8566709. You can also reach them at or like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BuddhaBarMNL

Thursday, June 27, 2013



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Don't be fooled by false news that have been circulating regarding the Japanese visa for Filipinos. The news mentioned that Japan has lifted its visa requirement for Filipino citizens.

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines would like to clarify to the public that Japan has not lifted the visa requirement for Filipino citizens contrary to recent reports. However, Japan has opened multiple-entry visas to Filipinos. Japan will continue to accept and deliver visa applications for Japan through accredited agencies.

For details about the visa application and issuance of multiple-entry visa, please refer to the information at: visa/multientryvisa.html

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

KIM CHIU: Loses Mother to Aneurysm

KIM CHIU: Loses Mother to Aneurysm
Popular actress Kim Chiu's ma died last Sunday, June 23, 2013. She is 50 years old.  Kim Chiu together with Xian Lim went to Cebu last Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to mourn the death of Kim's mother, who died after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Kim Chiu’s mother reportedly suffered a heart attack and fell in a coma. She was pronounced dead Sunday due to a ruptured brain aneurysm.

According to reports, Kim Chiu's family and relatives gathered last night to pay their respects and honor the late Louella Yap Chiu, whose remains were placed at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes in Nivel Hills, Cebu CIty.

Two men in black guarded the entrance of the chapel. 

The father of actress Kim Chiu, William Chiu Jr., defended the Kapamilya star after she had to leave the country earlier  today despite the death of her mother Louella Yap Chiu.

Chiu’s father said Kim would have wanted to stay for the wake, but she and her sister Lakam had to fly to Thailand today, 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013  to shoot a commercial which was negotiated two years ago.

He said her daughter will try to convince the product owner and advertisers to let her return to Cebu sooner so she can pay her last respects to her mother.

Louella Yap Chiu will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 29,2013 at CemPark in Banilad, Cebu City.
Kim Chiu’s father said the burial date can't be moved because they have already consulted a feng shui expert on the matter, and that the next best date for her burial will fall on July 5, 2013. William Chiu Jr said Kim left Cebu with a very heavy heart. Last April, Kim visited her father who has another family in Romblon.

Kim and her father were reunited recently after not communicating for five years. According to Kim's father, he and his daughter are still catching up with each other.

He also set the facts straight and defended the actress from allegations that she never cared for her ailing mom.

He said Kim and her family only knew about the whereabouts of her mother when she was already suffering from an illness.

Chiu’s mother reportedly asked her caretakers not to contact Kim and her siblings despite her condition, but the caretakers eventually contacted Kim when her mother slipped into a coma.

Chiu’s father said that when Kim learned about the condition of her mother, she immediately came home to Cebu to visit her.

"She would arrive every dawn and return to Manila in the morning for work and back again here in Cebu," the actress’ father said.

He added that Kim would talk to her mother in the intensive care unit (ICU) as if she was listening.

“Kim was her mother's favorite. It was painful for Kim,” he said.

He recalled that Kim wanted her mother to recover so that she can stay with the actress in Manila.

Relatives and fans of the actress continue to visit the wake of her mother in Cebu.

Kim and her siblings grew up with their paternal grandmother since their parents had separated.

Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu is the real name of Kim Chiu.
Last night, she posted in her Instagram (chinitaprincess): “Life is full of surprises.”

Earlier she posted in her Twitter (@KimChiuOFFICIAL), “Sana panaginip lang ito.” (I wish this was just a dream.)

Support for Kim filled social networking sites Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as fans expressed their sympathy and offered prayers for her and her family. 
Among those who posted condolences in her Twitter account were Rico Hizon, a Filipino anchor of the BBC. Hizon twitted: “My deepest condolences and prayers to @prinsesachinita and her family.”

If you could still remember, Kim Chiu was a 16 year old student of Cherish School, a private school for children of Filipino-Chinese families in Cebu City when she shot to fame by winning the top spot in the reality ABS-CBN’s reality series Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition in 2006.

She later moved to Manila to embark on a career in movies and teleseries in ABS-CBN.

Kim Chiu's latest teleserye, Ina, Kapatid, Anak, where she starred with the new girl friend – Maja Salvador – of her former boyfriend Gerald Anderson just ended last week.

Anderson was Kims runner-up in the popular PBB Teen Edition in 2006./Correspondents Carine M. Asutilla and Michelle Joy L. Padayhag

Source: Abs-cbn TV news

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Good food for good health & good life. That is what Black Canyon Coffee & International Thai Cuisine restaurant (BCC), Thailand’s largest chain of coffee houses, offers to its customers. 

Now open at Tuscany in Mckinley Hill, Taguig City is the second branch of Black Canyon Coffee  & International Cuisine restaurant . . . READ MORE

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sawikain o Idyoma

Sawikain o Idyoma
Ano ang Sawikain?

Ang sawikain o idyoma ay salita o grupo ng mga salitang patalinhaga na nagbibigay ng di tuwirang kahulugan. 

Marami sa mga Pilipino ay gumagamit ng Idyoma sa pag sasalarawan ng tao man, lugar, damdamin o pangyayari. Katulad na lamang ng mga sumusunod na halimbawa:

Alilang-kanin - utusang walang sweldo, pagkain lang.

Halimbawa: Sa obserbasyon ng aking tiya ang mga bloggers ay mai-kla-klasipika na mga alilang-kanin. ( Ito ay isang biro lamang pero masasabing may katotohanan kasi hindi naman po sinuswelduhan o binabayaran ang karamihan sa mga bloggers.)

Ahas - taksil; traydor

Halimbawa: Sa kabila ng mga ginawang kabutihan ni Berto sa nanghingi ng tulong sa kanya ay inahas pa rin siya nito.

Anak-dalita - mahirap 

Halimbawa:  Nagsisikap sa buhay si Pedro kahit siya ay isang anak-dalita.

Balitang-kutsero - balitang hindi totoo o hindi mapanghahawakan.

Huwag kayong magalala, hindi basta basta naniniwala ang Boss namin sa mga balitang-kutsero.

Balik-harap: mabuti sa harapan, taksil sa likuran 

Halimbawa: Ang ugali ni Melissa ay balik-harap.

Bahag ang buntot - duwag 

Halimbawa: Yung inaakala mo na magtatanggol sayo ay bahag pala ang buntot.

Basa ang papel - bistado na

Huwag ka ng magsinungaling pa, Melissa. Basa na ang papel mo sa amin.

Bukal sa loob: tapat 

Halimbawa: Bukas sa loob niya ang pagtulong sa kapwa.

Butas ang bulsa - walang pera 

Halimbawa: Karamihan sa mga manggagawang pinoy ay butas ang bulsa.

Bukas ang palad - matulungin 

Halimbawa: Si Ver ay bukas ang palad sa mga kapus-palad.

Buwayang lubog - taksil sa kapwa 

Daga sa dibdib: takot 

Halimbawa: Dahil sa nangyari ay may daga sa dibdib siya na magtiwala muli.

Di makabasag pinggan - mahinhin 

Halimbawa: Akala mo ay di makabasag pinggan pero na loob pala ang kulo.

Ibaon sa hukay - kalimutan 

Halimbawa:Maari mo ng ibaon sa hukay ang inaasahan mong mga pagbabago sa sistema.

Ikrus sa noo - tandaan 

Halimbawa: Ikrus sa noo ang mga pangaral ng iyong magulang.

kidlat sa bilis - napakabilis 

Halimbawa: Ang mga pangyayari ay kidlat sa bilis.

Lawit ang pusod - balasubas 

Halimbawa: Nancy mag-ingat ka sa mga taong lawit ang pusod.

Mahapdi ang bituka - nagugutom 

Halimbawa: Mahapdi ang bituka ng mga dumalo sa event na yaon.

Makapal ang mukha - di marunong mahiya 

Halimbawa: Pinagmukha nila akong makapal ang mukha sa mga pinalalabas nilang kwento.

May ipot sa ulo - taong pinagtaksilan ng asawa 

Halimbawa:  Hindi matanggap ni Randy na may ipot na siya sa ulo dahil sa natuklasan.

Putok sa buho - anak sa labas 

Halimbawa: Si Melissa ay putok sa buho kaya ganyan siya magsalita.

Sampay-bakod - taong nagpapanggap, hindi mapagkakatiwalaan ang sinasabi 

Halimbawa:Dapat mag-ingat sa mga sampay-bakod ang bawat isa sa inyo.

Taingang kawali - nagbibingi-bingihan 

Halimbawa: Nang ipinahayag ni Cris ang kanyang panig ay nagtaingang kawali lamang sila Iris.

Tawang-aso - tawang nakatutuya 

Halimbawa: Tawang- aso si Annie ng kanyang makita si Bessie.

Tulak ng bibig -- salita lamang, di tunay sa loob 

Halimbawa: Marami sa mga tao ngayon ay puro tulak ng bibig lamang ang sinasabi.

CHARICE PEMPENGCO: Sings Perfect, Titanium, My Heart Will Go On etc.

CHARICE PEMPENGCO: Sings Perfect, Titanium, My Heart Will Go On etc.

Hays, enough of the nasty haters out there.  Let's just listen to Charice Pempengco's cover of the following songs:

  •  My Heart Will Go On
  •  Because You Loved Me
  •  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
  •  Titanium
  •  Halo
  •  Perfect
When you finish listening to Charice, I believe you'll agree with me that Charice Pempengco is a very talented singer! Go Girl!

SAMSUNG TAB 2: User Friendly

I own a Samsung Tablet 2 with 3g and wifi capability. I've been using this gadget since last year. I bought this from a gadget store in Megamall and I can attest that this particular model is so cool!

CARRIE LUPOLI a.k.a "Chief Mum": Up Close and Personal

CARRIE LUPOLI a.k.a "Chief Mum": Up Close and Personal
Fisher Price, the popular educational toy brand that everyone loves brought to the Philippines, sought after International Parenting and Child Development Consultant Carrie Lupoli through Fisher Price Joy of Learning (FPJOL) workshop last June 16, 2013 held at Crowne Plaza Manila. Hundreds of mothers learned a lot from the workshop. 

It is not everyday that we get the honor to met a mother with so much passion and love to share to everyone. In this crazy world, where you hear and watch news about parents who molests their child Carrie Lupoli is a breath of fresh air. 

So, do you know what it takes to be a parent?
Carrie Lupoli a.k.a. Chief Mum is a mother of two adorable little girls. She is also the official "Chief Mum" for, a family of parenting websites in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Philippines. She is also the founder of Live and Learn Asia in Singapore and a spokesperson for Mattel Fisher Price.

It is a good thing that my blogger friend Glaiza (courtesy of Richprime Global Inc. the distributor of Fisher Price toy) asked me to join her and other selected bloggers to have a brief interview with Carrie Lupoli just before she left the Philippines. And boy was I glad for the chance to be up close and personal with Carrie Lupoli. 

You ought to listen to Carrie Lupoli because she has tons of lessons to share regarding child rearing and being a mother. 
Carrie Lupoli's Helpful Tips on how to properly raise your kids :
  • Your goal as parents is to raise independent and responsible adults. 
  • You should all leave your kids with a big box containing everything that you wanted your kids to have when they grow old and eventually walk away as adults. You have to make sure that you fill this box with only positive traits and attitude. What things do you want to leave your children with? Love, empathy, respect, faith, hard work, academic skills?Hopefully, all the good things. So that one day when your kids move out, they’ll have these box filled with great things that they can unpacked if they needed. You have what they need to have a great box.  
  • A lot of people think that child-rearing should just be left to the teachers or to someone with a degree in child development, but what it takes to be a really great mom to your children is simply to be there for your kids. It’s about the quality of time that you spend with your children, make them your priority. Love them unconditionally. Remember you are raising children, a human being, it takes an awesome lot of responsibility. But it is all worth it at the end of the day.
  • Carrie shared that parenting style must be age-appropriate. They are a different kid when they were 0-5 year old and they’d be another kid when they’re around 10 year old.  You should remember to use play based, joyful, child initiating, encouraging and responsible learning. For her daughters age now, she's applying the loving disciplinarian style, which will eventually progress to a different style once they reach a certain age group.
  • Use Ipod or Itouch to keep your children occupied after dinner when dining out. But  please make sure to upload only educational apps for your sons and daughters to enjoy and learn from.
  • Ms. Carrie Lupoli believes that it is very important for you mothers out there to have your own “me-time” in order to ‘recharge’ and ‘de-stress’ from all the stuff that you do every single day. Whether it is as simple as a coffee break or a luxurious pampering spa treatment, mothers deserve such a break. No question asked! We all deserve some pampering.
  • There are key components to her own parenting style. Love is always at the core of it. But she believe that if you truly love a child, you have to make a firm relationship with them, like a mentor. You should let your children know that you are also their friend while setting limits for manners and discipline in a fun way. You must be firm that your children can’t get away with everything but your children must not be afraid to come to you and tell you their problems. This is very cool especially at this time and age where bullying is very rampant.
  • For moms and moms-to-be, you have what it takes to be a really great mom. Remember that you are doing something awesome. In those times that you get frustrated, just relax, breath and step back and see the bigger picture. You are raising a human being and this is a tremendous amount of responsibility. And as parents, you need to get ready and prepare early for your children to set them up for success. Responsible parenting is equals to joyful learning.
When asked who her mentors were and how she prepared for motherhood. Carrie Lupoli admitted that she struggled having children and was so occupied of being a mom that she didn't have time to prepare for it.

"I struggled to be pregnant. I had a tricky pregnancy then I had a tricky delivery and then I ended up adopting my second child and I've been fighting so hard to get pregnant that I forgot to even check how to be a parent. I don't even know what to expect on the first year. Because by then I got so busy being a mom that I didn't have time to sit to read."quips Carrie Lupoli.

Carrie Lupoli's experiences made her so passionate on helping moms and wants to give practical solutions on preparing their children when they go out in the real world. She also noted how her mother and mother-in-law helped her in the process of raising her children. In fact, her relationship with her mom improved and grew stronger when she became a mom.

Bloggers(Left -Right) Tin,Vance,Cha,Carrie,Glaiza,Monika, Lai Kwan Wong.

Carrie Lupoli's Final Message to all of us: Live and Learn!

Special thanks to Miss Lai Kwan Wong, Brand Manager of Fisher-Price South East Asia, Ms. Julie, Glaiza and Ms. Liann Eugenio of Richwell Club for setting up the interview.
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Friday, June 21, 2013

No Expiry Date For Gift Certificates

No Expiry Date For Gift Certificates

To all business establishments:

Ignorance of the law excuses no one.

Please read...

Pursuant to DTI Administrative Order No. 10-04 on the Guidelines on the Issuance, Use and Redemption of Gift Checks, Certificates or Gift Cards in accordance with Republic Act No. 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines, and for other Purposes

Starting 01 July 2012, all suppliers, issuers, distributors and sellers are prohibited to issue and/or sell gift certificates/check/cards with an expiry date. 

However, gift certificates/checks/cards that are distributed to consumers under awards, loyalty, or promotional programs are not covered.

All gift checks/certificates/cards with no expiry dates shall be redeemable until used by the bearer.

Holders of unused and unexpired gift check/ certificates/ cards after June 30, 2012 shall be entitled to replacement after revalidation by suppliers.

Terms and conditions of unused gift checks/ certificates/ cards issued before the effectivity of this order shall be honored; but those bearing expiry dates beyond June 30, 2012 shall be subject to revalidation or replacement.

Goods and services that are paid with gift certificates/check/card are qualified in promotional sales activities, loyalty programs, warranties, return policies for cash purchases, and discounts for senior citizens/persons with disability.

The suppliers cannot be held liable for gift certificates/ checks/ cards under that are: 

(a) lost due to no fault of the supplier; and
(b) mutilated or defaced due to no fault of the supplier and such damage prevents the supplier from identifying the security and authenticity features thereof.

BIR: Extended The Validity of Unused/ Unissued Receipt

BIR: Extended The Validity of Unused/ Unissued Receipt

Attention: Business Owners, Professionals, Any person or Corporation issuing Receipt

Good News folks! The BIR extended the validity of unissued and Unused Receipt!

Circular 2013-014: BIR Revenue Memorandum Circular 44-2013 - Extending the validity of unused/unissued principal and supplementary receipts/invoices printed prior to January 18, 2013, the effectivity date of Revenue Regulation No. 18-2012, from June 30, 2013 to August 30, 2013. However, the deadline for filing an application for the printing of new receipts to replace all unused/unissued principal/supplementary receipts/invoices printed prior to January 18, 2013, shall be maintained as of April 30, 2013, and therefore all applications received after said date shall be considered late application and the penalties for late filing shall be imposed.

You could download the copy of  BIR Revenue Memorandum Circular 44-2013 here.

Source: PMAP



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