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.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013


When you are within the vicinity of the Grand Canal at Venetian Resort-Hotel, be it at Las Vegas or Macao, you will have an almost dreamlike feeling. It is as if you are part of a scene in a movie. You would wish that the scene will never end...  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Para’Kito™: All Natural Mosquito Protection

Para’Kito™:All Natural Mosquito Protection

It's dengue season again. Natural and man-made calamities and disasters have plagued the world and new health threats are continuously emerging, but one alarming issue that has gained worldwide attention once again is the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Malaria, and West Nile Fever from the traditional zones of the tropics to Europe and North America. Afflicting over 700 million people and resulting in millions of deaths annually all over the world, the danger posed by these diseases is such that they can no longer be ignored. Many have resorted to chemical short cuts and quick fixes to address the issue, but it was a group of French men who turned back to nature to find a long-term and ecological solution,and thus Para’Kito was created.

Para’Kito is an all-natural anti-mosquito protection band and clip that’s easy to wear and stylish, that both adults and kids wear with pleasure. Using technology to understand nature, the Para’Kito solution is a patented device, proven to provide a strong and long-lasting protection against mosquitoes. In January 2012, Para’Kito became the first mosquito protection product to be approved as a medical device in the European Union and Australia.

What makes it effective?

Tests conducted in a French national laboratory, which works closely with the World Health Organization, concluded that Para’Kito is a technological breakthrough in the domain of personal protection against mosquitoes. Testing done in other laboratories in Europe, Australia, and the USA further proved that Para’Kito is effective against Aedes, Anopheles, and Cules, the three main species of disease carrying mosquitoes.

Unlike other mosquito repellants, Para’Kito uses a proprietary combination of seven natural essential oils - Lavendula, Geranium, Citronella, Maritime Pine, Patchouli, Clove, and Peppermint. These oils are sourced from around the world, blended in France, and impregnated into the replaceable pellets using a patented technology that assures longlasting effectivity despite the natural volatility of these oils. The combination of the seven essential oils creates a complex veil of molecules that mosquitoes are unable to see through or adapt to. In the case of chemical-based alternatives, mosquitoes eventually adapt to the solution and evolve into a stronger breed. A vicious cycle is created, each time requiring a stronger, and most likely a more hazardous formula to combat a new strain. While other repellants and devices count their effectivity in hours, each Para’Kito pellet is 100% efficient for 24 hours a day for 15 straight days.

How Safe is Para’Kito?

With all the talk about DEET (a chemical used in other insect repellents) over the past few years, more and more people are becoming aware of the serious danger this hazardous chemical poses. 

Using all-natural ingredients, Para’Kito is safe for all ages. Para’Kito is hypoallergenic and non-toxic, being DEET and chemical-free. It is recommended for individuals susceptible to skin allergies and irritations, as the pellet does not come into contact with the skin.
It’s effective. It’s Safe. What Else?

Para’Kito is an anti-mosquito protection device not a mosquito killer. What most people don’t realize is that mosquitoes play an important part in the ecosystem, plant pollination being one of their least understood activities. Para’Kito is a symbol of commitment to providing a sustainable solution to the alarming situation by working with the environment, while nurturing and protecting it at the same time.

You can trust Para’Kito to work every time and all the time no matter what. It’s sweat- and water-proof, and effective in all climates, giving you no reason to be without it.

Gone are the days of sticky lotions, unsightly sticker patches, smoky chemical mosquito coils, and bug sprays. Para’Kito is not only the most long-lasting and safe anti-mosquito protection device available, but also the most stylish and easy to wear in the market. Choose from Para’Kito’s wide range of color and graphic bands and clips that you can mix and match for any occasion.

So go ahead and live a life without fear or worry of mosquitoes. Soak up the sun, go on an adventure, and be spontaneous! It all begins with Para’Kito.

Para’Kito is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Red Herring Distribution Company, Inc.: JADC Compound, #7 E. Rodriguez Ave Jr. Bagong Ilog, Pasig | (+632) 477.9633.

To know more about the Para’Kito lifestyle, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: 
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Make sure to get your genuine Para’Kito color bands, clips, and refill pellets at our over 130 retail partners nationwide.

LUCIDO-L: Top Japanese Hairstyling Brand Makes Sparkling Philippine Debut

LUCIDO-L: Top Japanese Hairstyling Brand Makes Sparkling Philippine Debut
A woman's hair is her crowning glory. Throughout history and in fairy tales and legends, a woman's hair has been seen as a manifestation of her femininity and desirability. That's why we should always take care of our hair! 

So, people of the Philippines, rejoice! One of Japan’s top ladies’ hairstyling brands and Singapore’s no.1 ladies’ hairstyling brand is now available in the Philippines.
Yes! Lúcido-L Hair Supplement, the answer for soft, manageable, beautiful hair is now available locally. It lessens the hassles and reverses the damage brought about by other hair treatment products.
The launch, held at SM Makati City, opened up with a hair fashion show, followed by short speeches from Lucido officials. There were also free hair treatment sessions for guests and visitors.
According to Hirotsogu Ohashi, General Manager for Mandom Philippines Corporation, Lúcido-L, “aims to provide long lasting, moisturizing treatment by restoring your hair’s natural moisture retaining system.”

Ohashi explains, “The main reason for split ends and curls falling flat is due to lack of moisture in our hair.”
Healthy hair should have the ability to retain moisture. This is where Cell Membrane Complex, or CMC, plays a vital role. A CMC-like ingredient is present in all Lúcido-L products.

How does CMC work? Ohashi says, “CMC exists among cuticles and cortex cells to help them bond with each other, and also works as a path to transport water to cells. When CMC is lost due to hair damage, cuticles and cortex cells break away, reducing the water-maintaining ability of the hair.”

Lúcido-L Hair Treatment Oil is highly recommended for permed hair because it helps maintain a soft, bouncy look. It softens and smoothens hair by repairing dry and damaged hair while you sleep, as CMC-like ingredients fill up the damaged strands.
Lúcido-L Hair Styling Milk is for girls who wants pretty, tamed hair all day long. It contains Hyaluronic Acid that coats and deeply penetrates hair strands, keeping them soft and tangle-free.  I simply love Lúcido-L products! It does not only make your hair beautiful but it also smells good! It have a light, fruity-floral fragrance.

Mandom Philippines Corporation is a production partner of Mandom Corporation, an Osaka-based manufacturer and distributor of hair care, skin care, perfumes and deodorants, cosmetics and other personal care products.

Lúcido-L Hair Make Supplement is exclusively available at all Watsons outlets.

Monday, June 3, 2013

MACAO: Inside Venetian Hotel

MACAO: Inside Venetian Hotel

Immediately upon entering the Venetian Hotel, you will be greeted by golden hues from floor to ceiling, signifying great opulence and grandeur.  
Those Renaissance-style paintings on the ceiling are really sights to behold.  
At the middle of the lobby lies a golden globe made of rings surrounded by four (4) naked women statues and guarded by four (4) lions at its base. The musician on my left played beautiful music on his accordion, making our stay more fun.
Venetian Macao is said to be a replica of the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. This hotel boasts of an astounding 980,000-square meter-area thereby owning the title of being the largest single structure hotel building in Asia and the fifth-largest building in the world by area.

From the second floor of the Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, you could take a peek of the casino area where those under 21 years of age (per Macao law), picture taking, cameras, laptops and luggage are not allowed. Cameras, laptops and luggage may be deposited at the cloakroom (a room where coats and other articles may be left temporarily) of the hotel. 

In an attempt to prevent young people from becoming pathological gamblers, the Legislative Assembly of Macao passed a law (No. 10/2012) increasing the age of those allowed to work or play in casinos from 18 to 21. This law took effect last November 1, 2012.

Those breaking the law shall be fined up to a maximum penalty of MOP10,000 and shall have their bets and payouts confiscated while the respective casino company shall be fined up to a maximum penalty of MOP500,000 for not complying with its supervisory duties.

Anyway, there is more to Macao than casinos. You can shop, savor various Macanese delicacies, take the Gondola ride at the Grand Canal, take the Sky Walk, Mast Climb or, if you are brave enough, the World's Biggest and Highest Bungee jump from the Macao Tower, visit World Heritage sites, gardens, museums, galleries, temples, churches and other historical sites or simply see shows for free such as Tree of Prosperity, Dragon of Fortune, Lights and Sound Shows and Performance Lake shows. 
This is a huge picture of a Rhinoceros which looks so real that I could practically grab its horn.
After roaming around for several hours, I became thirsty that I almost wanted to drink the water from the small fountain beside the wall of Venetian Hotel.

Freshen Your Breath with Swish® Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Freshen Your Breath with Swish® Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Comedian Vice Ganda often jokes about his dragon breath in Showtime, a noontime show at ABS-CBN TV network. But that's just it- a joke. In real life, no one would like to be labelled as the one with the garlic breath, halitosis or malodor, known as bad breath in simple terms.

As we all know, everybody has a nasty breath at some point, like when you wake up in the morning. Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors or gases that smell like sulfur -- or worse. 

It can be embarrassing and tough to have bad breath. Most especially when you get close to your crush or even when you talk to your friends. The last thing you want your crush to catch is a whiff of your dragon breath. 

What Causes Bad Breath?

Studies show that about 80% of bad breath comes from an oral source. For instance, cavities or gum disease can lead to bad breath, as can tonsils that have trapped food particles; cracked fillings, and less-than-clean dentures.

Several internal medical conditions can 
also cause you bad breath. It includes the following:
  1.  diabetes
  2.  liver disease
  3.  respiratory tract infections
  4.  chronic bronchitis
  5.  You may want to see your doctor to rule out things like acid refluxpostnasal drip, and other causes of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia).
How to Beat Bad Breath?

To ensure that your breath smells so fresh and clean do the following:
  • Visit your dentist at least every six months.
  • Don't smoke or use other tobacco products. 
  • Cut back on alcohol. 
  • Chew sugarless gum. 
  • Avoid sugary breath mint
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and regular meals.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Avoid breath busters such as garlic, onions, and some other spicy foods. Chronic garlic users cannot only have chronic bad breath, they also often have body odor.
  • Don't drink too much coffee.
  • Make it a habit to brush your teeth after every meal.
  • Floss your teeth.
  • Gargle with Mouthwash.

One of the mouthwash brands that I tried is Swish® Mouthwash. The manufacturer of the product is Unilab and it claims that it is ready to use- no need to add water plus Swish® is alcohol-free. It is safe to use, more enjoyable to gargle and most importantly it does not leave you with a dry mouth.

Swish® has Surefresh™ Technology, kills bad breath-causing bacteria, helps prevent the plaque build up and Gingivitis. Swish® is great for the whole family since it's alcohol-free so it can be used by children as young as six (6) years old and above, the elderly, diabetics, pregnant women, anyone taking certain prescription medication and even by Cancer patients.

Dental hygiene is essential to young and old alike. It is not enough that you take care of your pearly whites but neglect to clean your tongue and live with a dragon breath.

I've tested a couple of mouthwash in the market just to see which one I would stick to the most. Some mouthwash stings like a bee because of its alcohol content. My favorite is a top of the line brand of mouthwash because it is much more effective in keeping the dreaded "morning breath" at bay plus it is alcohol-free so it is sting free. I am really happy with it.

With my trial and error experiment, I learned that not all mouthwash are created equal.  My preferred brand cost more than double than other brands. So, that's a big setback because I am on a tight budget! 

I almost give up using mouthwash because my preferred brand cost me an arm and leg. And it put a dent on my pocket. Finding myself on tight end, I tried to look for a lot less expensive alternative. I browse rows and rows of mouthwash at the supermarket shelf and stumbled upon Swish® Alcohol-Free Mouthwash!
Because I hate the sting of alcohol laden mouthwash. I prefer alcohol-free mouthwash. Unilab have some crazy flavors you wouldn't normally think possible. They have Mangosteen, Mint, Arctic Chill, Peppermint Fresh, and Cinnamon Blast.

Today,  I tried "Swishing" my mouth with cinnamon and mangosteen flavors. Guess what?  I like both the cinnamon and mangosteen flavor!  

It just felt a little weird, that though Unilab claimed that they formulated the Swish mouthwash to be alcohol-free I still feel a little sting. I don't know if it was just due to the fact that I've used the other brand for years. Based on my own personal experience the other brand has absolutely no sting.

Swish® Alcohol-Free Mouthwash has a fresh minty aftertaste which I love. Being on the more affordable side, this could easily fit on my budget. Alcohol-free could be a plus for people who have a rather low-tolerance to pain. 

Verdict: You ought to try it too. Who knows, you might like it for yourself just like me!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

VIDEO: Charice Pempengco's Exclusive Admission at The Buzz

VIDEO: Charice Pempengco's Exclusive Admission at The Buzz

Charice Pempengco finally broke her silence about her sexual preference. 

In an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda on "The Buzz" that aired earlier this afternoon, Charice admitted that she is lesbian. "Opo, tomboy po ako" (Yes, I'm a lesbian), she said.

Charice also broke down as she apologized to her family and fans who are disappointed by her coming out, while thanking those who continue to support her.

Charice told Boy Abunda that she feels free about coming out. 

Watch Charice exclusive admission to her ninong Boy Abunda's show The Buzz below:

Source: Abs-cbn The Buzz

CHARICE PEMPENGCO: Admits She is a Tomboy (Lesbian)

CHARICE PEMPENGCO: Admits She is a Tomboy (Lesbian)

Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, born May 10, 1992 and better known as Charice Pempengco, the most talented girl in the world and the most controversial, after keeping her silence for so long, finally tells all in 'The Buzz' today, June 2, 2013. A tell-all interview, that's what she granted 'The Buzz.
Charice Pempengco admitted in a TV interview with The Buzz what most people speculated in the past.

Excerpt of Charice Pempengco's exclusive interview with Boy Abunda:

Boy Abunda: Are you a lesbian? Just answer yes or no.

Charice Pempengco: Opo, tomboy po ako. (Yes, I'm a lesbian.) 

x x x

Ngayon, gusto ko pong humingi ng patawad sa mga hindi po makakaintindi... sa mga hindi po makakaunawa... sa hindi po ako matatanggap, sorry po. Naiintindihan ko po kayo. (Now, I  would like to ask for forgiveness from those who would not comprehend...those who would not understand ... those who would not accept me, I'm sorry. I understand you.)

Pero sa lahat po na makakatanggap ... matatanggap po ako, maraming maraming salamat po. (But for those who would accept ... could accept me, thank you very much.)

Pero sa ginagawa kong ito gusto ko lang na sabihin sa inyo na ang gaan ng pakiramdam ko na makakalabas ako ng bahay na wala akong itatago. Wala akong masasagasaang tao dahil wala akong itinatago. (But in doing this, I would like to say to you that my feeling is so light now that I could go out of our house without me hiding anything. I won't cause any harm to anybody because I have nothing to hide.)

Sorry, Mommy, Carl. Pero ito ako. (Sorry, Mommy, Carl. But that's who I am.)

x x x

Sa mga fans ko na alam ko na madami sa inyo disappointed. Alam ko nga siguro ang iba sa inyo ay tatalikuran na ako. Sorry. Alam niyo na sincere akong tao. From the bottom of my heart, I'm so sorry. Naiintindihan ko. (To my fans who I know many of you may be disappointed. I know that maybe some of you  will turn your back at me. Sorry. You know that I am a sincere person. From the bottom of my heart, I'm so sorry. I understand.) 

Sa lahat po na makakatanggap nito at susuportahan pa rin rin ako, salamat. (For all those who could accept this and would still support me, thank you.)

x x x

Boy Abunda: Nagkaroon ka na ba ng relasyon sa kapwa mo babae? (Have you had any relationship with a woman?)

Boy Abunda: Sino si Alyssa Quijano? (Who is Alyssa Quijano?)
Charice Pempengco: She is an inspiration. She is a very special person.

Boy Abunda: Mahal mo si  Alyssa? (Do you love Alyssa?)

Charice Pempengco:  Malakas ang tibok. (The heart beat is strong.) 

Boy Abunda: May balak ka bang magpakasal? (Do you have a plan to marry?)

Binigyan ang sarili ng break. Para maging neutral lang ang lahat.

She is in Cabuyao, Laguna. Staying in a family na hindi niya ini expect na susugal. And would take the bullet for her. Thank you kay mommy, Glenn, etc.

Charice Pempengco: Life is too short to play a game.

Chasters eto ako. This is it. Welcome to my crazy life. Enjoy the ride!

To see the video of the interview of Charice Pempengco, click HERE.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Starting last May 16, 2013, the BGC-bound Bus Terminal was transferred to a temporary and safer location. It is now located at the Shell Station at the corner of EDSA and Mckinley Road. BGC-bound Buses are the cheapest and safest way to go to Bonifacio Global City from EDSA-Ayala area. Buses are available 24 hours a day but always make sure you allot enough time, between 30 minutes to an hour, because there are long lines especially during rush hour.
From the MRT Ayala station, you have to get down a plight of stairs and walk straight ahead across the MRT bridge in EDSA and cross the pedestrian lane towards the Shell station at the corner of EDSA and McKinley Road.  Don't worry, just follow the arrows on the tarpaulin which will lead you to the new BGC-bound Bus stop.

BGC Air-conditioned bus fare for both West and East Route is very cheap at only Php12.00 per passenger. Yes, regardless of whether you're going to alight at the first bus stop or at Market Market.

Take care. Be safe.


I was so giddy with excitement when I got an invitation to dine at Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant at the New Glorietta Mall in Makati. It is the top food & beverage brand in Japan with over 700 branches in the Asia Pacific region. With original dishes and signature beverages, Watami Group’s slogan is “to receive the most number of thank-you’s in the world”.

To see more pictures click the link HERE.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Levante Night Market: Delicious Food At Affordable Prices

Levante Night Market: Delicious Food At Affordable Prices
Thank God It's Friday! 

Foodies rejoice!  Quezon City and Pasig City residents have now a good reason to stay out late and indulge in good food without braving the Friday night traffic in the metropolis. They can now simply visit the Mercato of the East! 

LEVANTE EASTWOOD is a Night Food Market every Friday at City Walk Two in Eastwood. The fun begins from 6 p.m up to 3 a.m.

To read more please click on the link below.



If minor is not traveling with either parent or is traveling alone

  • Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

If both parents are abroad:

  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
  • Proper ID of the duly authorized representative (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)

If minor is legitimated by subsequent marriage of parents:

  • Authenticated Birth Certificate from NSO must include annotation regarding new status as legitimated and the full name of the child

If minor is illegitimate but acknowledged by father:

  • Birth certificate from NSO reflecting surname of father with Affidavit of Acknowledgement and Consent to use the surname of father


  • Certificate of foundling authenticated by NSO
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Passport of the person who found the applicant
  • Letter of authority or endorsement from DSWD for the issuance of passport

Orphaned minor applicant:

  • Authenticated Death Certificates of parents from NSO
  • Court order awarding guardianship of the orphaned minor applicant or substitute parental authority under Article 214 & 216 of the Family Code
  • DSWD Clearance

Abandoned minor applicant:

  • Court order awarding guardianship of the abandoned minor applicant or substitute parental authority
  • DSWD Travel Clearance

Legally adopted:

  • Original and Certified True Copy (CTC) of NSO Birth Certificate before adoption
  • Original and Certified True Copy (CTC) of the NSO amended Birth Certificate after adoption
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Court Decision or Order on Adoption and Certificate of Finality
  • DSWD clearance for minor applicant, if traveling with the person other than the adopting parents

    In case the applicant is for adoption by foreign parents:
    • Certified True Copy of the Court Decree of Abandonment of Child
    • NSO Death Certificate of the child’s parents or the Deed of Voluntary Commitment executed after the birth of the child
    • Endorsement of child to the Intercountry Adoption Board by the DSWD
    • Authenticated Birth or Foundling Certificate

Minor applicant whose parents' marriage are annulled or whose parents are divorced:

  • Court order awarding guardianship of the minor applicant or substitute parental authority
  • DSWD Travel Clearance
  • NSO Marriage Certificate with annotation on nullity or annulment decree

Minor applicant whose mother is likewise a minor:

  • Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
  • NSO Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
  • DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
  • Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)



  • Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
    • Digitized SSS ID
    • Driver’s License
    • GSIS E-card
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
    • Old College ID
    • Alumni ID
    • Old Employment IDs
DFA may require supporting documents to prove identity of passport applicant -. 

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (At least 3 of the following):

  • Voter’s ID
  • NSO Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant such as the following:
    • NSO Birth Certificate of child / children
    • SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
    • Income Tax Return
    • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (for newly issued VRR, please attach receipt)
    • School Yearbook
    • Community Tax Certificate

How to Get Philippine Passports For Minor Children

How to Get Philippine Passports For Minor Children

My family and some of my friends asked me to write a post about how to get Philippine Passports for their babies or minor children. Yes, folks. In spite of your babies or children being so cute, adorable and small, they still need passports in order to travel abroad. It is a good thing that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has made passport application easy with its courtesy lane. For more details, you can opt to call the DFA passport appointment hotline.

So, please prepare the following requirements for your child’s passport application:

1. D
ownload the form from the DFA website or you could go personally to the nearest DFA office.

2. Accomplish the passport application form.

3. Original Birth Certificate from the National statistics office (NSO).

4. If parents are married, Marriage Certificate of parents on printed Security Paper (i.e, authenticated by the NSO). Please prepare two (2) sets: a) one  original and b) one photocopy.

5. Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child)/ of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents (click HERE for the list of acceptable IDs).

6. Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal.

For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required.

7. Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).

8. Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.

Click HERE for additional requirements if -

a. minor is not traveling with either parent or is traveling alone; 
b. both parents are both abroad;
c. minor is legitimated by subsequent marriage of parents;
d. minor is illegitimate but acknowledged by father;
e. minor is a foundling;
f.  minor is an orphan;
g. minor is an abandoned child;
h. minor is legally adopted;
i.  parents' marriage is annulled or parents are divorced;
j.  mother is likewise a minor.

At the courtesy lane of DFA, you will be directed to the steps from submitting the document, paying for the passport fee, having your baby’s picture taken and for the passport delivery service.

The DFA courtesy lane are for the following:
  • Senior Citizen
  • permanent government employees 
  • families of permanent government employees 
  • pregnant women 
  • kids below one (1) year old.
Good news folk! You don't need an appointment unlike the regular passport application. And the whole process can be done in less than an hour!

For more information, you can contact DFA at 556-0000/737-1000 or email or visit the official website for passport appointment:

The new DFA Office of the Consular Affairs is now located at Aseana Business Park, Macapagal Blvd. corner Bradco Ave, Brgy. Tambo, Paranaque City. The building is behind S & R and just across McDonald's along the road going to SM Mall of Asia at the Aseana Business Park.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, a mom, wife, model, host and eco-warrior, introduces to us Lifefactory glass bottles with silicone sleeve and Flip top cap during a mini-gathering at Juju Eats Restaurant, along Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City. Araneta-Elizalde is a firm believer that children and adults alike should never drink in plastic bottles or containers because of its high lead content which we all know is bad for our health. Lifefactory bottle as it turns out is a modern and eco-friendly line of reusable glass baby bottles, glass beverage bottles and accessories.

Lifefactory introduces another amazing addition to its adult line of glass beverage bottles. The new Flip top cap saves you time and effort with its smart and functional design. All you need is one hand to open your bottle and drink! No need to remove the cap from the bottle. The pivoting handle allows you to do more as it provides a great way to carry the bottle and stows out of the way for drinking. The wide-mouth access makes it easy to add ice cubes or fresh fruits into your drink. How convenient is that?

Just like the Lifefactory you’ve come to know and love, the new Flip top cap still comes with a BPA/BPS-free and phthalate-free glass bottle that is safe for everyday food and beverage contact. Hot or cold, slushed or iced, Lifefactory bottles are perfect for the fickle-minded drinker. It can withstand extreme temperatures letting you enjoy your drink however way you want it.
Toting a Lifefactory will never be out of style. Choose from classic neutrals to more bold colors to match your #outfitoftheday. Mix, match, or color block your caps and bottles if you’re feeling more daring. The choices are yours to make!
Ready, Set, FLIP! Drinking has never been this fun with the new Lifefactory Flip top cap bottle.

Go grab one now! 

Very safe for babies! @lifefactory_ph together! #Goglass

Ditch the plastic bottles and go glass!
Lifefactory is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Red Herring Distribution Company, Inc.:
JADC Compound, #7 E. Rodriguez Ave Jr. Bagong Ilog, Pasig | (+632) 477.9633.

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COMELEC picks PICC for elections canvassing

Commission on Elections picks PICC for elections canvassing—The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), the country’s biggest and most elegant events venue, was again chosen to be the site of the canvassing for the 2013 Philippine mid-term elections. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chose the PICC as the venue of the national canvassing of the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for 10 days after the elections that chose the next batch of Senators and local government officials and legislators. Seen in photo after the contract signing are COMELEC Chairman, Hon. Sixto Brillantes, Jr. (left), and PICC General Manager, Atty. Renato Padilla.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

JAG Origins: Presents Nina Garcia

JAG Origins: Presents Nina Garcia

Filipino fashionistas and fashionista wannabes troop to the 
first ever Jag Origins fashion show/ seminar held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City at day 3 of the Philippine Fashion Week last May 24, 2013.

The Jag Origins fashion show/ seminar launches Jag's Holiday 2013 collection that featured stretch denim for men and ankle-cut jeans for women.
Boy Abunda interviewing Nina Garcia
No less than Project Runway judge and Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia served as the inaugural speaker of JAG Origins last Friday. We were ecstatic when we learned during her interview with Boy Abunda that Nina Garcia also served as fashion director of fashion magazine Elle for 17 years.
The well-attended Jag Origins fashion show also showcased the latest creations of Filipino designers Jerome Salaya Ang, Norman Noriega and Jeffrey Rogador.
Jag Origins fashion show/ seminar is envisioned to be an annual seminar of influence and inspiration that "spreads art, design and creative inspiration" among upcoming fashion designers.
I also saw several fashion designers as well as famous celebrities in the audience and some beauty queens also took part in the event, including previous Miss Universe delegates Janine Tugonon and Shamcey Supsup and 2013 Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


During the coronation night of Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 pageant held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on May 25, 2013, Robin Padilla's sister, Rizza Padilla-Singson, was crowned Woman of Substance 2013.  
She was also chosen as Mrs. Body Beautiful during the event.
Maria Rizza Padilla Singson, 35 years old, is a registered nurse. She is a wife, mom, nurse and commercial model rolled into one.
 Her family and friends describe her as a woman who is beautiful inside and out.

 Congratulations Rizza!


Congratulations to the winners in the Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 pageantOnce again, the winners in the Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 pageant proved that it's never too late to fulfill their lifelong dream. This year's winners in the Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 pageant have a combination of beauty, charm and intelligence coupled with good values.
Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 advocacy is to empower more Filipinas. 
This year, the pageant held a bigger and better pageant that included not only married women but also single mothers.  
"Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 organizers are very grateful and proud of this year's finalists for having the courage to join this pageant. We hope that all of the contestants will come out of this pageant as improved individuals who have gained newfound confidence about themselves,” says National Pageant Director Morena Carla Cabrera-Quimpo earlier this evening, May 25, 2013, during the coronation of Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The event was hosted by Paolo Abrera.
Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 is one of the biggest international beauty pageants for married women and single mothers. Mrs. Philippines-Globe aims to inspire and empower Filipinas and make them realize that they play a vital role as movers of society.
Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 Ruby Jane Lehmann
(From left to right) Third runner-up is contestant number 8 -Jessica Eribal. Second runner-up is number18-Rachel Felix. Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 winner is contestant number 10-Ruby Jane Lehmann. Woman of Substance 2013 titlist number 15- Rizza Padilla Singson. First runner-up number 17-Madel Paltu-Ob. I recognize Madel from an event last year where she showed her Zumba moves.
King Solomon said, "to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven".
Congratulations moms!



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