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The Best of Batanes: Top Attractions and Activities for First-Time Visitors

If there’s one Philippine destination that’s a common denominator among all travel bucket lists, it will probably be Batanes. Dubbed as the “Last Frontier of the North,” Batanes boasts a unique culture, welcoming locals, and numerous destinations that almost look too beautiful to be true.

Indeed, Batanes is a place that you have to visit to really appreciate its beauty. The pictures simply don’t do it justice. If you’ve finally booked a Batanes tour package, on the other hand, congratulations! You’re about to see some of the most gorgeous sights you’ve ever seen. Make sure to include these attractions and activities in your itinerary. 

Vast fields of green, clear blue skies with wispy, curling white clouds, and the waters of the Pacific Ocean crashing on the shores. These make the picture-perfect combination that characterizes the breathtaking view of Rakuh-a-Payaman. Also called Marlboro Hills or Marlboro Country due to its resemblance to the cigarette ad’s iconic setting, Rakuh-a-Payaman is perhaps one of the most popular attractions in Batanes. Take a selfie and a panoramic shot or two, then just appreciate the glorious vista with your eyes. It’s so much more beautiful without a screen or lens in the way.

Be A Confident Mom

Being a Mom is not easy. First, you have to go through nine months of pregnancy, your body changes, your whole life turns upside down, and you’re tired all the time. You focus on the child and neglect yourself, and you may continuously compare yourself to other Moms, and this may make you feel inferior due to the wonderful highlights offered up by other parents. In reality, every Mom feels the same, but people cope in different ways. What you need is to build up your self-esteem as a Mother. Being more confident in yourself, not only helps you, but it will actually help your child too, and your relationship with your partner.

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Here are some tips on being that new, more confident Mom:

Look after yourself
Your life does not stop once you have had a child. You deserve some ‘you time’. Taking time out, away from your child, does not mean you do not care. It means that you are intelligent enough to know you need time to recharge your batteries. So, have that long soak in the bath, go out and visit a friend for coffee, go to the Mall and get those new shoes, go to the spa, or get those cosmetic dental implants you’ve always wanted. Don’t forget your personal and individual interests and desires when you become a Mom. Remember, when you feel good about yourself, you act with more confidence and can make better decisions that improve the life of your child as a positive by-product.

Follow your instincts
Don’t allow external influences to disrupt your natural flow as a Mother, it will only confuse you and cause you to waver when making important decisions. Everyone has an opinion, and no one has authority on what is right for your child. It may be difficult at first not to listen to all the buzz going on around you, but trusting your gut feeling, for the large part, turns out to be the best advice you can have. As a result, following your instincts and trusting yourself can improve your overall happiness.

Core Learning Materials for 21st Century Education

Learning is a lifelong process, and taking the journey is an important decision, especially for parents and stakeholders of education involved in a learner's journey.

REX, the country's premier learning solutions provider, designs Core Learning Materials that enable learners of all ages to not just absorb information, but more importantly, develop the skills necessary to use, adapt, and apply what they learn in real-world contexts and situations.

Guided by the Whole Child framework, REX taps on its years of experience and collaboration with the country's leading authors and researchers, combining relevant frameworks and methodologies to create learning materials that are intuitively designed to ensure that learners are Safe, Healthy, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged.

The portfolio of printed learning materials designed by REX ranges from Basic Education texts to specifically-designed texts for various Senior High School tracks, to texts designed for Tertiary Education based on the framework of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), as well as comprehensive texts, guides, codes, and reviewers designed for Legal Education.

How To Encourage Your Little One To Love Learning

Starting school can be a very scary experience for children, as it's a whole new environment that they have never had to be in before surrounded by people they do not know. This can have an effect on their willingness to learn new things, as it can take some of the joy and excitement out of education and mean that they are unhappy in a classroom setting. However, it doesn't have to be this way, as there are several things that you can do which will help your child to make the most of every opportunity to learn and have the most fun at the same time too. So, if your child is having some problems with school and you would like to find out more about how you can improve their attitude, then read on for some of the best top tips that you can begin implementing today!

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Get Involved
You as their parent can have such a huge impact on their opinion, which means one of the best things that you can do to encourage them to change the way they feel about learning is to get involved. Whether this means talking through their days' lessons over your evening meal at the dinner table or making time to complete their homework with them each day, any show of interest can motivate them to pay more attention and begin to get the most out of their education. Don’t just rely on your child's school to teach them everything they need to know, as it's your responsibility as their mom or dad to pass on information and knowledge too. Display to them that you are always ready to learn something new even if it might be difficult to understand, and they will follow in your footsteps to become progressive and motivated learners.

‘Tis the season of giving! Zen Zest & Scent Station Gift Sets are now in stores!

Wait for no-more because in just a few more days till the holidays and our favorite local fragrance brands Zen Zest and Scent Station are back with their best-selling holiday giftsets! 

It has been a long-standing tradition, that Filipinos share love and joy among friends and families during the holiday season. As soon as the -ber months come rolling in, lists are created stating the perfect gift for each person. 

However, last minute gift needs are something that cannot be avoided. Don’t worry, Zen Zest and Scent Station got you covered.

Over the years, both brands have provided quality and affordable gift sets which loved ones will surely be excited to receive. This year, nine different gifts sets are being released that consumers can choose from!

Sugar Rush in Box
Zen Zest’s cute and refreshing line of body spritz perfect of teens and teens at heart! You can purchase them at Php60.00 each. It’s affordability will even allow you to purchase the whole line to give a truly sweet sugar candy rush to your loved ones!

 2 in 1 Christmas Inspired Body Spray for Women

These Christmas Edition body sprays for women comes in 60ml bottles (Winter Apple & Sparkling Snowflake) that’ll surely make your loved ones feel the spirit of the holidays! It also comes in cute pink window box and retails at Php99.00 each set.