Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Meralco consumers enjoy lower power rates in May


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Meralco consumers enjoy lower power rates in May


·        Earlier this month, Meralco announced that the rate for its residential customers in May would go down by 41-centavos per kWh, thereby bringing it down to Php 8.44 per kWh.

·         For a typical household consuming 200 kWh, this translates to a reduction of around Php 82.00 in their electricity bill.

·        This month’s overall rate is lower by Php 1.54 per kWh compared to May 2015’s Php 9.98 per kWh. It is also the lowest since January 2010, or over a period of six years.

·        The decrease in the overall rates was primarily due to the generation charge, which decreased by PhP0.21 per kWh from last month.May’s generation charge is the lowest since October 2004.

·         Transmission charge likewise registered a decrease of PhP0.10 per kWh due to the reduction in NGCP’s ancillary charges and slight decrease in Power Delivery Service (PDS) charge.

·         Taxes and Other Charges also decreased by PhP0.10 per kWh following the reduction in generation and transmission charges.

·        Meralco’s distribution, supply, and metering charges, meanwhile, have remained unchanged for 10 months, after they registered a reduction in July 2015.

Meralco does not earn from the pass-through charges, such as the generation and transmission charges. Payment for the generation charge goes to the power suppliers, while payment for the transmission charge goes to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

 

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What you pay in your bill also goes to these other components of the electricity supply chain.

GENERATION CHARGE is the largest component of the bill. It comprises the total of all costs charged by the different generation companies that provide Meralco with power supply. These include San Miguel Corporation, Aboitiz Power, DMCI, First Gen, AES, and EGCO. In special cases, this may include charges from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

TRANSMISSION CHARGE goes to NGCP. Of course, there are also government taxes and other charges warranted by government regulators to ensure the industry’s viability. 

Instead of each of these entities delivering bills to your doors and collecting payment, Meralco consolidates all charges in one electric bill, before sending it to you. Then, Meralco collects payment and pays the other companies and the government in behalf of its consumers.

DISTRIBUTION CHARGE is the only amount Meralco receives for its services. Distribution charge is not as unpredictable as other charges because it is regulated by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). In fact, the distribution charge decreased last 2014, became even lower last 2015, and has not changed since then.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

5Star Cadbury Chocolates


5Star Cadbury Chocolates

I love chocolates! One of my favorites is Cadbury! It is not only milkier it also melts in my mouth and is simply chocolicious!!!


You can imagine my happiness when I was invited to take a part of its crunchy chewy taste test and partake at the activities held at Glorietta Mall in Makati City. Well, I guess it is obvious how I was smiling from ear to ear! Lol!


The event is open to the public. That is why a lot of "madlang people" arrive in droves wiping out all the samples and loot bags within minutes.


Everybody got Cadbury in its yellow and purple bag except me hu hu hu! I was late because I came from another coverage. But it is fine! I got to met kind people who also attended the event.




Cadbury, once again, brings chocolate fun and enjoyment to a different level. Last May 27, 2016,  it introduces its newest brand aptly called Cadbury 5Star, a fusion of chocolate, with chewy caramel and crunchy biscuits center filling--one bite and you’ll think you can do anything.

Together with the launching of its new chocolate bar, Mondelez Philippines, maker of Cadbury 5Star introduces the three young Ambassadors of the brand—actor, Alex Diaz, VJ Robi Domingo, and lifestyle blogger, Arisse de Santos—who exemplify the adventurous and go-getter young millennials of today.

Alex Diaz is a Scottish-Filipino who started out as a commercial model and a radio jock. Living in Canada for a couple years, he decided to come back to Manila to pursue a career in acting and hosting. From auditioning for a teen reality show to landing supporting roles in high-rating teleseryes, Alex has really come a long way. Despite his achievements, Alex wants to do more and would like to make a name in the entertainment industry. Alex believes in the hashtag #YouThinkYouCan!

Speaking of hosting, before being well-known in TV hosting; Robi Domingo was the first runner-up winner of the popular reality show, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition in 2008. Graduating with a degree in BS Health Sciences, this talented young man was set to become a doctor. But things took a different turn as an influx of hosting offers came his way. Fronting various top rating shows, Robi is definitely now one of Philippine TV’s top rising hosts. From med student to TV host, Robi showed that when #YouThinkYouCan, you do!

From TV to internet, our third Ambassador is a young blogger and the writer behind “Love, A”. Arisse de Santos is a lifestyle blogger who considers her blog like her diary. Her style of writing makes her readers feel like they are being brought along her encounters and discoveries in the areas of beauty, fashion and travel. Outgoing and adventurous, Arisse enjoys meeting people from different walks of life. #YouThinkYouCan be like Arisse?

Mondelez Philippines Chocolates Brand Manager Arlene Amante expressed, “We see our Brand Ambassadors as energetic young millenials. They’re active, confident, and they live their lives to the fullest. Making them true ambassadors of the Cadbury 5Star spirit of #YouThinkYouCan.


“#YouThinkYouCan is a movement,” ends Amante. “A call to make the most of every moment, to be empowered to do what you love through Cadbury 5Star!”

 #Cadbury5Star #GoFullOn #YouThinkYouCan

I love chocolates! One of my favorites is Cadbury! It is not only milkier it also melts in my mouth and is simply chocolicious!!!


You can imagine my happiness when I was invited to take a part of its crunchy chewy taste test and partake at the activities held at Glorietta Mall in Makati City. Well, I guess it is obvious how I was smiling from ear to ear! Lol!


The event is open to the public. That is why a lot of "madlang people" arrive in droves wiping out all the samples and loot bags within minutes.


Everybody got Cadbury in its yellow and purple bag except me hu hu hu! I was late because I came from another coverage. But it is fine! I got to met kind people who also attended the event.


Chocolate is better when it is crunchy!


Cadbury, once again, brings chocolate fun and enjoyment to a different level. Last May 27, 2016,  it introduces its newest brand aptly called Cadbury 5Star, a fusion of chocolate, with chewy caramel and crunchy biscuits center filling--one bite and you’ll think you can do anything.

Together with the launching of its new chocolate bar, Mondelez Philippines, maker of Cadbury 5Star introduces the three young Ambassadors of the brand—actor, Alex Diaz, VJ Robi Domingo, and lifestyle blogger, Arisse de Santos—who exemplify the adventurous and go-getter young millennials of today.

Alex Diaz is a Scottish-Filipino who started out as a commercial model and a radio jock. Living in Canada for a couple years, he decided to come back to Manila to pursue a career in acting and hosting. From auditioning for a teen reality show to landing supporting roles in high-rating teleseryes, Alex has really come a long way. Despite his achievements, Alex wants to do more and would like to make a name in the entertainment industry. Alex believes in the hashtag #YouThinkYouCan!

Speaking of hosting, before being well-known in TV hosting; Robi Domingo was the first runner-up winner of the popular reality show, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition in 2008. Graduating with a degree in BS Health Sciences, this talented young man was set to become a doctor. But things took a different turn as an influx of hosting offers came his way. Fronting various top rating shows, Robi is definitely now one of Philippine TV’s top rising hosts. From med student to TV host, Robi showed that when #YouThinkYouCan, you do!

From TV to internet, our third Ambassador is a young blogger and the writer behind “Love, A”. Arisse de Santos is a lifestyle blogger who considers her blog like her diary. Her style of writing makes her readers feel like they are being brought along her encounters and discoveries in the areas of beauty, fashion and travel. Outgoing and adventurous, Arisse enjoys meeting people from different walks of life. #YouThinkYouCan be like Arisse?

Mondelez Philippines Chocolates Brand Manager Arlene Amante expressed, “We see our Brand Ambassadors as energetic young millenials. They’re active, confident, and they live their lives to the fullest. Making them true ambassadors of the Cadbury 5Star spirit of #YouThinkYouCan.


“#YouThinkYouCan is a movement,” ends Amante. “A call to make the most of every moment, to be empowered to do what you love through Cadbury 5Star!”

 #Cadbury5Star #GoFullOn #YouThinkYouCan


Friday, May 27, 2016

Cadbury 5Star


Cadbury 5Star 

I love chocolates! One of my favorites is Cadbury! It is not only milkier it also melts in my mouth and is simply chocolicious!!!


You can imagine my happiness when I was invited to take a part of its crunchy chewy taste test and partake at the activities held at Glorietta Mall in Makati City. Well, I guess it is obvious how I was smiling from ear to ear! Lol!


The event is open to the public. That is why a lot of "madlang people" arrive in droves wiping out all the samples and loot bags within minutes.


Everybody got Cadbury in its yellow and purple bag except me hu hu hu! I was late because I came from another coverage. But it is fine! I got to met kind people who also attended the event.




Cadbury, once again, brings chocolate fun and enjoyment to a different level. Last May 27, 2016,  it introduces its newest brand aptly called Cadbury 5Star, a fusion of chocolate, with chewy caramel and crunchy biscuits center filling--one bite and you’ll think you can do anything.

Together with the launching of its new chocolate bar, Mondelez Philippines, maker of Cadbury 5Star introduces the three young Ambassadors of the brand—actor, Alex Diaz, VJ Robi Domingo, and lifestyle blogger, Arisse de Santos—who exemplify the adventurous and go-getter young millennials of today.

Alex Diaz is a Scottish-Filipino who started out as a commercial model and a radio jock. Living in Canada for a couple years, he decided to come back to Manila to pursue a career in acting and hosting. From auditioning for a teen reality show to landing supporting roles in high-rating teleseryes, Alex has really come a long way. Despite his achievements, Alex wants to do more and would like to make a name in the entertainment industry. Alex believes in the hashtag #YouThinkYouCan!

Speaking of hosting, before being well-known in TV hosting; Robi Domingo was the first runner-up winner of the popular reality show, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition in 2008. Graduating with a degree in BS Health Sciences, this talented young man was set to become a doctor. But things took a different turn as an influx of hosting offers came his way. Fronting various top rating shows, Robi is definitely now one of Philippine TV’s top rising hosts. From med student to TV host, Robi showed that when #YouThinkYouCan, you do!

From TV to internet, our third Ambassador is a young blogger and the writer behind “Love, A”. Arisse de Santos is a lifestyle blogger who considers her blog like her diary. Her style of writing makes her readers feel like they are being brought along her encounters and discoveries in the areas of beauty, fashion and travel. Outgoing and adventurous, Arisse enjoys meeting people from different walks of life. #YouThinkYouCan be like Arisse?

Mondelez Philippines Chocolates Brand Manager Arlene Amante expressed, “We see our Brand Ambassadors as energetic young millenials. They’re active, confident, and they live their lives to the fullest. Making them true ambassadors of the Cadbury 5Star spirit of #YouThinkYouCan.


“#YouThinkYouCan is a movement,” ends Amante. “A call to make the most of every moment, to be empowered to do what you love through Cadbury 5Star!”

 #Cadbury5Star #GoFullOn #YouThinkYouCan


Thursday, May 26, 2016

JODI AND THIRDY JOIN THE JOLLIBEE FAMILY AS THE LATEST JOLLY SPAGHETTI ENDORSERS


JODI AND THIRDY JOIN THE JOLLIBEE FAMILY AS THE LATEST JOLLY SPAGHETTI ENDORSERS 

Warm welcome. The Jollibee team (L-R) – Regional Business Unit Head for Metro North Mike Castro, AVP for Marketing Kent Mariano (fourth from left, back), PR Director Arline Adeva, Chief Global Marketing Officer for Jollibee Global brand Francis E. Flores (6th from left, back), Assistant Brand Manager for Jolly Spaghetti Luis Berba and Corporate PR and Events Manager Dennis Reyes, gave Jodi and Thirdy a warm and jolly welcome to the Jollibee Family.



Jollibee recently welcomed Jodi and Thirdy as the newest brand ambassadors for Jolly Spaghetti during the media launch held at the Ortigas Roosevelt branch.Jodi and Thirdy, who stars in the latest TV commercial for for Jolly Spaghetti, shared their own personal experiences, from happy memories when she was a kid and to how she now enjoys the same bonding moments with Thirdy. The Jolly Spaghetti Sweet-Sarap Moments event also featured fun games for the media guests and their kids.

Batang Jollibee at heart

Jodi confesses to being a certified Batang Jollibee, even before she got into show business.Her mother worked hard to raise Jodi and her siblings,bur made sure to devote her Saturdays to quality time over her children's favorite Jollibee treats.

"Every Saturday, iti-treat niya kami sa Jollibee sa may Landmark food court," Jodi recalled. "Talagang masasabi ko na kinalakihan ko si Jollibee. At hinde lang yon, kasi bawat party, bawat celebration, talagang naging part siya ng family namin at ng pamilyang Pilipino."

Growing up, Jodi said she would often order Jolly Spaghetti and Jolly Hotdog, and it became staples in her bonding moments with her mon.Now that she's a mother herself, she wants to pass on the same joyful experience to Thirdy. The 10-year old loves the cheesy, meaty, and sweet-sarap flavors of Jolly Spaghetti.

"Wala akong nakilalang bata na gusto maasim na spaghetti. " the actress remarked candidly. "Especially Filipino children. I believe na nakuha ng Jolibee yung manamis-namis na timpla na hinahanap-hanap ng bawat batang Pilipino."

Mom first, actress second

Jodi remains simple even with her celebrity status and recent accolades for her stellar TV performances. Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure that spending quality time with Thirdy is her priority, just as her own mother did years ago.

The actress related that she and Thirdy can spend hours just talking about anything, especially over their favorite Jolly Spaghetti. They often order "C3," the Jolly Spaghetti and Chickenjoy combo, for delivery or drive-thru.

"Sa hapagkainan, that's where the bonding happens. Nakakatuwa si Thirdy when you spend time with him. He's a very opinionated child. Baka pwede siyang maging lawyer." Jodi proudly added.

Perfect Choice for Jolly Spaghetti

Jollibee likewise is equally happy and excited to welcome Jodi and Thirdy to the family. "Jodi and Thirdy are the perfect endorsers for Jolly Spaghetti." said Kent Mariano, Jollibee Assistant Vice President for Marketing. "Despite Jodi's celebrity status and hectic schedule she believes in making even the smallest of moments count when it comes to strengthening her bond with Thirdy and her family. Jodi's own story and personal experiences of bonding with her mom and now with her son is something that many Pinoy families can relate to. We at Jollibee have always proud to be part of such memorable moments."

The latest TVC features Jodi reminiscing her bonding moments as a kid with her mom, and fast forward to the present, Jodi letting Thirdy experience the same happy moment while enjoying their favorite Jolly Spaghetti.


HAWAII'S SUNRISE


HAWAII'S SUNRISE

Sunrise or sunset, Hawaii has one of the best of both phenomenons. Many people including Filipinos considers Hawaii as paradise.


A bright orange sky is seen after sunset.

Blessed are those who lived in Hawaii. They are so lucky!

What do you prefer, sunrise or sunset? Why?

#sunrise #sunset #Hawaii


MISS BIKINI PHILIPPINES 2016


 MISS BIKINI PHILIPPINES 2016

It's Slimmer's World Ninth year of holding Miss Bikini Philippines.  This year's winners are Christine Opiaza who was crowned Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2016 at the end of the pageant finale held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater just inside Resorts World Manila last Friday, May 20, 2016. She succeeded Miss Bikini Philippines 2015 Tim Alsowyed.  Regine Anillo took home the 1st Runner Up trophy.  Meanwhile crowd favorite Ivy Tapic was this year's 2nd Runner-Up.

Opiaza also won Special Awards such as Best in Creative Posing and Miss Personality by Spectrum Med.

Congratulations to all of the three winners!

















Monday, May 23, 2016

JOLLIBEE NEWEST YUMBASSADORS: 4th Impact


JOLLIBEE NEWEST YUMBASSADORS: 4th Impact









I love how these girls remain humble in spite of their success in the music scene in the United Kingdom (UK) no less! A far cry from a Filipina who only got married to a foreigner in New Zealand who demean and call us Filipinos stupid and idiot. Ate, where did you come from? Hindi ka na pinoy because you live in a first world country? ( you keep on insisting that you live in a first world country) 

Well, you ought to watch this video ate so you'll get some pointers on how to remain humble in spite of a successful career in another country.

I asked Almira and Celina this question: How do you keep yourself humble?









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