Food Talk

Franzia Wines, Not Just for the Holidays!

The holidays are over but I’m sure there are more celebrations or occasions to come and Franzia Wines are perfect choices! We had Franzia’s Chillable Red last New Year’s Eve and it actually tasted great and my tummy didn’t complain.

Franzia Chillable Red Wines

Wine is a staple in every gathering and having a glass of red is a must! So whether you’re the host or thinking of something to bring to a party, Franzia wine is everything you need to spice up the night. With its two variants California Red and Chillable Red wines, you’ll be dashing your way to any celebration with an elevated festivity!

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Business Talk

15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards: Bicolana Finds Fortune in Pili Oil

Starting a small business is no easy feat because though you may not need a big capital, you definitely need to exert a lot of hard work before you see it flourish and cash flowing in. Your hobby is a great idea to start with especially if it’s something unique yet useful. Or you can check with Mother Nature just like what this Bicolana did and then sought the help of a microfinancing company.

The pili is not a tough nut to crack after all, especially for an enterprising Bicolana, who was named Microentrepreneur of the Year in the 15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), presented by partners Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Citi Foundation, Citi Philippines, and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.

In ceremonies held at the BSP Assembly Hall, Merle Paete, who has made exciting discoveries in the use of pili and its by-products, was presented the top award. Paete is joined by other awardees: Reynante Manimtim, a siomai food cart owner, the Regional Awardee for Luzon; Mimosa Cortez, a fishing and crab picking business owner, the Regional Awardee for Visayas; Ivy Millare, buko pie and egg pie manufacturer, the Regional Awardee for Mindanao; and Keith Varias, an internet café owner, recognized as the Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year.

Citi_Bicolana finds fortune in pili oil
Standing from L-R: National Selection Committee members Ayala Corp. President Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Presidential Consultant on Entrepreneurship Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III, BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier, Phil. Daily Inquirer Chair Marixi R. Prieto, Citi Philippines CEO Aftab N. Ahmed, SPARK! Philippines Trustee Imelda M. Nicolas and Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez

Seated from L-R: Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year Keith Varias, Special Awardee for Green/Sustainable Business Rowena Manalo , Regional Awardee for Mindanao Ivy Millare, Microentrepreneur of the Year and National Winner Merle Paete, Regional Awardee for Visayas Mimosa Cortez, Special Awardee for Community Leadership Abdulia Austria, Special Awardee for Agri Micro-Business Carmelita Dapanas and Regional Awardee for Luzon Reynante Manimtim

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Health Buzz

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pad All-New Singles #PositivelyBetter

I’ve been using Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pads I think for more than a year now. Since I discovered the brand, my usual PMS gradually disappeared, no pain, no UTI, and I can go about daily business without fear of stains. It has become a staple in my drawer.

This is my favorite variant, of course, the purple one

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Ayala Rewards Circle Membership Free Reward System

Ayala Rewards Circle (ARC) is the Ayala Group’s exclusive recognition and appreciation program for its most valued clients. Unlike other loyalty cards, ARC goes beyond generic perks and discounts for their most steadfast and best customers. It seeks to offer a unique customer experience. Setting itself further apart, it is a completely free reward system requiring no points to redeem perks.

Ayala Rewards Circle Membership Card

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Entertainment Travel

Relax, Unwind and Play Online This Holiday Season!

Holiday vacation is almost here and it only means one thing – I can now relax (a bit) from work and covering events, unwind someplace nice with the whole fambam, and watch or play online (my past time) as much as I want. Hubby will be working night shift on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so cooking for Noche Buena and Media Noche is no longer a prob. Yey!

Christmas Tree

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The Long Road Home On Nat Geo

The Long Road Home,” National Geographic’s ambitious series that brings to Technicolor cutting-edge life the harrowing yet inspiring events of April 2004, should be your next TV addiction! Why? Here are 10 great reasons and I’m sure after reading this post, you’ll be searching for a copy on the net!

The Long Road Home on Nat Geo

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Health Buzz

Scott’s DHA Gummies for Healthy Brain Development

Studies show that the first few years of a child is the most important developmental stage. The formative years, ages from 1-5 are the most critical for the development, performance, and success of the child throughout his life. As parents, it is our duty to help maximize our children’s ability to absorb new knowledge and skills. With the help of Scott’s DHA Gummies, our kids can achieve healthy brain development.

Scotts DHA Gummies

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Health Buzz Online Contests

Flash Giveaway: Win 10 Boxes of Hygienix Products

Hi folks! This will be just a quick giveaway for my readers! As you well know, I’ve posted about Hygienix a few months ago regarding its #FightWorldGermination campaign and now they want to give away 10 boxes of their products to 10 lucky readers! Yey!


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Entertainment Home and Living

Let Samsung Light Up your Christmas with its Bigger and Brighter Holidays Promo!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. People are starting to shop for gifts like busy little elves, putting a lot of thought into the items that they will buy for the countless parties they’re attending and using the money they have saved up for months. The weather is a little bit colder and the streets are much merrier, filled with lights and decorations all over.

And now, Christmas at home can even be bigger and brighter with Samsung’s wider screen TVs with stunning visuals and vivid color display. Lucky for you, the tech giant’s Christmas deals allow you to get the items you’ve always wanted and still have enough money for all the other gifts that you have to buy.

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Food Talk Health Buzz

May Sparkling Juice: Liquor-free Mocktail Recipes

I can now share my love for mocktails with my family via this new May Sparkling Juice. It’s perfectly healthy and best of all, totally liquor-free! Yey! Great to serve at parties and get-togethers especially if you have friends who don’t drink anything with alcohol in it. Plus, this will be an awesome holiday gift for those who are health conscious! And these almost effortless recipes will encourage you to Say Yes to May and buy today!

Say Yes To May Sparkling Juice

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