Cebuana Lhuillier searches for outstanding ALS teacher


Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) has partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the first-ever National Alternative Learning System Teachers’ Achievement Recognition (NALSTAR) which honors and recognizes exemplary alternative learning system (ALS) teachers.

“The success of the ALS program can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of its educators, who give more than 100% of their efforts in moulding and educating our fellowmen, especially those belonging to the underprivileged sector. NALSTAR is our means to recognize their selfless commitment to teaching,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, PJLI president and CEO, as he expressed his support and appreciation for ALS teachers.

The top NALSTAR educator will be selected from among 17 finalists coming from DepEd regional offices nationwide. The winner will take home P125,000 cash, and another P125,000 will be earmarked as seed money for their own ALS school. The top four finalists will take home P20,000 each while the remaining nominees will receive P10,000 each.

Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day is Back!

Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day is Back:
The Biggest Annual Shopping Event in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Users can look forward to a super series of non-stop deals over 11 consecutive super themed days, and massive giveaways worth over ₱15 million to be won.


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, kicks off its biggest annual regional shopping event, Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day. After last year’s successful 9.9 event which saw a three-fold uplift in orders and a five-time increase in traffic, Shopee is upping the ante this year with a 11-day mega shopping event from 30 August to 9 September. With over 500,000 sellers, around 800 brands and more than 60 partners onboard, users can expect up to 99% off from the largest collection of deals and massive giveaways worth over ₱15 Million.

10 Great Nutrition Tips for Weight Loss



The most popular declarations are those where people say they are finally going to lose some weight. The problem is that right after these kinds of promises are made, they are usually broken for one reason or another. The good news is that the tips we have laid out for you here are easy enough that anyone who really wants to lose weight, is going to be able to stick to them. These don't require anyone going above and beyond, just stay nice and diligent about what they are eating, when and how.

1. Drink plenty of water
There is a reason why this always tops the list of any article talking about being healthier and losing weight. Most people don't drink as much water as they should. While staying hydrated is important, studies show that drinking water can also boost metabolism between 24 and 30 percent for about an hour. This means to make sure and drink water before you eat. Not during, but about a half hour before you eat.

Why Kids Love Kinder Joy




It’s not surprising that every kid knows about Kinder Joy, because kids love chocolate and toys. My son Mikael, who is a “special kid,” is beyond happy when he gets one. He loves the packaging and gets curious about what toys are in each and every egg.
Kids Will Always Be Kids
Kids are naturally curious, and the packaging of Kinder Joy feeds on that curiosity. It’s always a surprise: what toy will they find inside the egg? The chocolate adds to the delight of opening it.

Vivo has been a relentless innovator

Any brand can claim that it is the best in the industry. But the true innovator let its outputs speak for them. Global smartphone brand Vivo is one of those that walk the talk. Every year, the smartphone brand has released smartphone units with features that disrupt the industry. From developing Hi-Fi technology to making 3D ubiquitous, Vivo has made its mark in the cut-throat industry with its world’s first developments.


Hi-Fi music

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Vivo brings music to life with its Hi-Fi ready smartphone models.

One of the first innovations of Vivo was its decision to put a dedicated Hi-Fi quality audio chip in its smartphone, making it the first brand that gave proper attention to its handsets’ sound quality. Vivo introduced its Hi-Fi Quality Audio Chip in X1 in 2012.

The Most Compelling Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector


You’re buying a house, and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. You’re about to seal the deal, but there’s one more question you need to ask the seller before that. “Is there anything wrong with it?”
Indeed, home buyers dread this question almost as much as the sellers do. Just like in life, when it comes to buying real estate never judge a book by its cover.

Vivo ready to wow the world with an all-new screen design


Global smartphone brand Vivo has been known for its high-technology innovations that have wowed the world several times over. But it has also been a pioneer of various consumer-centric smartphone designs.  

Starting August 20, the fastest growing smartphone brand has teased tech savvy followers with a series of mysterious videos posted on its social media pages. The latest was a video of the moon with its shape emphasized by a curved line, a hint of the look of the next flagship smartphone.  

“The galaxies coalesced. Prepare for something greater. #GoBeyond,” Vivo wrote in its latest post.

For its latest smartphone releases, Vivo has pushed the boundaries of the screens based on various studies and insights on what its consumers want.

Back to School - September's Skincare Lessons


With the end of the long heatwave that dominated July and early August, we’ve all been reminded that the summer is coming to end, and it will soon be time to send the kids back to school.
Depending on your situation that might mean more stress or less – you don’t have to worry about keeping your children entertained all day, every day until half term. You’ve got your day back! On the other hand, it means starting the day off by getting your children into uniform and delivered to the school gates! Even with just one child it’s a challenge – with two or more every morning begins to resemble a battle.

Teenagers and Healthy Teeth: What Parents Need to Know

Every parent knows that good dental habits are built at home, and at a very young age. In fact, when they are well into primary school at the age of eight to ten, your youngsters can already use their toothbrush independently, and by that time, they should know how long it takes to brush thoroughly, how much toothpaste to use, and how often they need to brush to keep their gums and teeth in excellent shape.
However, as soon as adolescence kicks in and your kids gain more independence, you need to continue building up on this existing foundation of health by teaching them other healthy habits and enforcing your own. Every little step forward is important, and your teenagers will be able to feel more confident and learn to appreciate their health with a pearly-white smile and a fresh breath!

4 Much-Needed Pieces of Perspective for Any and All Struggling Moms Out There

No matter how much fellow moms might make it seem on the surface, being a new mother is hard.

Like, one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. No doubt about it.

And while we all know this to be true, many moms still stress out over seemingly the smallest things.

Criticism from friends and family about diet choices. Stress about how their kids are doing in school. The list of potential things to nitpick over is truly never-ending, all the while we obviously want what’s best for our kids, right?

If you’re freaking out that you’re just not cut out to be a mom, it’s time to take a step back and relax.

You know what you need?


Perspective.
Seriously. Moms from all walks of life have it rough in some way, shape or form: motherhood is not a contest. In fact, here are four pieces of perspective to shed some light on some of the common stresses of modern moms and why you shouldn’t let them eat you up.

Yacht Master: One of the Finest Rolex Technology

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Rolex, Particularly for the Extraordinary Class of People:
The brand name alone is famous, and seeing one of the Rolex's watches on somebody's wrist is a certain sign that the wearer has a story to tell. Also shows that a festival of an effective business deal, a recognition of a relative or a token of gratefulness for making mother and father glad. Truly, it is known for outlining and making observes particularly for uncommon people. Rolex is known for its design and creative watches for special class populations like sportsmen and adventurers. One evidence of this type of technology is the Rolex Master wristwatch. Initially, they used to design by collaborating with Pan Am Airways. The best feature of the watch was that the wearer could see many times simultaneously. Rolex Yacht Master made with targeting marine sports in 1992. A new idea of a combination model of Rollegium Stainless and Platinum added to make the new watch which became very popular. A new yacht master with the point of view of a yacht race emerged in 2007.

Registration extended for Resorts World Manila’s charity run


Resorts World Manila (RWM) gives runners more time to register and be a part of Run With Me 2018, its annual celebrity charity run which will be held on August 26 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
Runners will join one of six race tribes to be led by Adrian Alandy and Meg Imperial for YesPinoy Foundation; Rovilson Fernandez and Carlene Aguilar for EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines; Joshua Zamora and Jason Zamora for  HERO Foundation;  Jeffrey Hidalgo, Abby Asistio, Ria Atayde, and Kim Atienza for Right Start Community Development, Inc.;  DJs Sam YG, Slick Rick, and Tony Toni for Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation; and Jeffrey Santos, Chuckie Dreyfus and Yen Dreyfus for ERDA Tech Foundation. Runners will be randomly assigned to their tribes upon registration.

How to have a smart baby: three simple things you can do for your child’s brain development during pregnancy By: Ms. Mary Jude Icasiano, Nutritionist.



As an expectant mom, you want the best for your baby. That is why you do everything you can to ensure your baby’s health. But did you know that you could do a lot of things that can help give your baby a bright tomorrow?

While your child is yet to be born, your pregnancy is a crucial time in his or her life. In fact, the World Health Organization says that the first 1000 days of your baby’s life, starting with the 270 days of pregnancy and first two years of a child’s life, is an optimum period to building a strong foundation for their health, growth, and ability to learn in the future. 

Take these three simple steps to help promote proper brain growth and development of your baby while in the womb.

Busy Parents- Are You Looking After Yourselves The Way You Should?


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We all know the importance of making sure kids are well looked after. Exercise and the right
nutrition to keep their bodies healthy, and fun, stimulating activities for good mental health. However as parents, we need to look after ourselves too. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup- you need to stay healthy so you can be there for your kids for years to come. Good physical and mental health means you have the energy to really enjoy life with them and do your very best as a parent. Here are some of the ways you could be looking after yourself.

Maybank M.O.V.E paves way in offering refined digital conveniences

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MPI’s senior officers, led by Choong Wai Hong with its partners during the media launch of Maybank Move.
(From L-R) Dexter Go; James Perez, Idea Lab Information Tech. Solutions General Manager; Guillaume Danielou, Fintq Digital Transformation Leader; Choong Wai Hong; Christie Dana Tan and Monica San Juan of AirAsia BIG Loyalty; Abigail Del Rosario, Maybank Retail Business Group Head and Bernardo Talimban, Jr., Maybank Chief Information Technology Officer.

Maybank Philippines today launched Maybank M.O.V.E (Mobile-Optimized Virtual Experiences), a first-in-the-industry fully integrated digital offering which aims to enhance and simplify the process of performing financial services via its new straight-through banking processes.

Maybank MOVE will allow customers to open an online-only savings account called iSave, using the Maybank2U PH App. All forms and documentary requirements can also be submitted online through the app. The iSave account will be the fully digital account opening facility in the Philippines which also allows customers to access their accounts and enjoy free Interbank withdrawals via any ATMs nationwide.

The new straight-through processing capabilities (STP) will also allow customers to apply for credit cards and automobile financing from the comfort of their homes or even on the go, beyond banking hours.

Four Incredible Ways to Re-purpose Your Garage

For many homeowners, especially those without a car, the garage is a wasted space, a clutter of useless stuff you never had the heart to give or throw away. But if you don’t have a car or have a better place to park it, you could use your garage space so much better!  

Renovating your garage is not as expensive as you might imagine. You should start with air conditioning  (if you plan on using the garage as a living space) and replace your old, worn-out garage door with new ones sold by companies like  Rockstar Garage Doors.  

Sure, renovating your garage does take some money and effort, but the result can be well worth it. In this article, we’ll give you a few ideas on how you can breathe new life into your old garage. 


Why your wardrobe should have a pair of Unicorn Onesie?


There was a time when people were not very much comfortable with the idea of the onesie. It was not that onesie was not comfortable but the onesie was considered as a dress for dorks. A few years back people would never have thought that the onesie will be in fashion and people will be wearing it in the streets all over the town. If you are looking for encouragement to wear a onesie out in public, then you should definitely read this article.

Onesie was considered to be a fashion disaster a few years back but right now it is considered to be fashionable. People who think wearing a onesie out in public is silly to have very less idea about fashion and trend. Wearing a onesie not only makes you look cool but also makes you feel confident. If you are wearing a onesie out in public, then you are creating a positive vibe for everyone around you. It takes a lot of swag to wear a onesie out in public. Previously onesies were only made for kids but right now all the major companies who are selling onesies are targeting adults as their target audience.

Boutique, Budget, and Luxury: Staycation Picks in the Metro


Hotel staycations have become more and more popular over the years and it’s easy to see why: there’s no extra cost for travel, you’re not “pressured” to go sightseeing, and you have access to a lot of amenities -- like a swimming pool and a large playground for children -- that you may not have at home.

Another benefit of hotel staycations is that a lot of hotels have special offers when you book during occasions and holidays. For example, moms and dads may get a complimentary spa treatment and a free haircut and shave when you book on Mothers’ Day of Fathers’ Day. Websites like Deal Grocer also give further discounts and packages that give you more value for money. These aspects add even more appeal to the already attractive concept of staycations.

Want to spend some time with your loved ones over the weekend or perhaps for a special occasion like a birthday? Here are three options for boutique, budget, and luxury hotel staycations that you will truly enjoy.

Memoirs of a chef and his kitchen


Some kids run away to the circus. Chef Lau's fascination for all things culinary drove him to run away and join a kitchen.No, seriously.

Staring young and finding his path
At the tender age of seven, little Rolando Laudico was spending time in the kitchen, exploring the first few inklings of his calling via his family's trusty La Germania cooking range. Despite his early start, though, he decided to pursue another course of study in college Initially taking up tourism then had intended to make one final move to Hotel and Restaurant Management, but before he could do he met his future wife, Jackie, and he delayed shifting again.

But the call of the kitchen was too strong and the future chef found himself dropping out of school to work in fine dining establishments such as La Primavera in Greenbelt and Carpaccio along Yakal in Makati. While Lau cut his teeth washing dishes at the first restaurant, by the time he worked in Carpaccio, he was the establishment's first "pizzaiolo"-or simply put, the pizza cook.

Eventually, though, Chef Lau's parents caught on."My parents found out that I quit college and they asked me if I was serious about cooking," he recalls. "I said that yes, I was, and they decided to send me to culinary school. back then, we didn't have {culinary schools in the Philippines}, so I went to the US to study at the Culinary Institute of America." Upon emerging as a full-fledged chef, he went on to work in kitchens in France and Australia. Eventually, though, chef Lau set his sights on the Philippines.

The Illusion of Infinity Pools

You have probably seen a lot of photos on postcards or brochures with a nice, huge balcony basically all covered in water, it seems as if that whole area is one big water surface perfectly synchronized to mirror the horizon and sky. It seems as if there is an edge at the end of it and that you could fall off if you swam too far.   


Don’t worry, though, all that beauty is basically a magic trick designed to look amazing and be an awesome background for even more amazing photos.    

These so-called infinity pools look all mysterious and enigmatic, but in reality, they lean heavily on an illusion and good positioning so that you can experience all the magic and beauty of the view and its location. They are used to enhance an already stunning scenery and just add more depth and atmosphere.    

Just imagine how it blends perfectly with the sun and an endless ocean, you could basically spend a  whole day just soaking that view. Have you ever wondered how that really works, don’t worry, the magic won’t be ruined.  So  Cal  Custom Pools and Spas reveal the secrets of master pool builders just enough.  

Creating Meaning and Healthy Memories

Moms know how precious the time is they get to spend with their children. While juggling work responsibilities and taking care of the home and family, moms have learned the art of the time. management. However, moms may even find themselves busier during summertime when the kids are at home and looking for things to do. (" I'm bored, Mom!") sounds familiar? Summers offers many opportunities to bond with your kids, create memories, and develop skills that they'll be able to take with them as they grow up.

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Here are some ideas for bonding activities perfect for your family

Capture moments with a camera
Set a photograph shoot as a family either on a particular time (like birthday events or commemorations) or an area (like a mid year get-away house) to make a custom, or complete a specific subject finish with a set-up, props, and ensembles. Print out your most loved shots and make photograph compositions or scrapbooks together. You can likewise talk with relatives and catch uncommon events on video, for example, first long periods of school and family get-togethers. Watching these home recordings later on can bring back recollections and that warm sentiment of home and family.