Food Talk

Christmas Eve Countdown with Chef Laudico

Preparing for Noche Buena can be a grueling task and you’d be surprised that at this early mumshies have already started just so the food will be ready in time for the celebrations.


Spread the Holiday Joy with #CadburyGenerosiTREE

The Holiday season is a time for bonding, laughter, and sharing. This time of the year is also perfect for giving back and be generous. Last
December 14th, that’s just what Cadbury Dairy Milk did when they launched the #CadburyGenerosiTREE.


How to Get Plays, Likes, and Followers on SoundCloud?

If you have a great track on SoundCloud that you want to share with everyone, you have to build first a solid online reputation. This can be done by promoting your music, sharing quality tracks, getting comments, likes, shares, and lots of followers. Click this to know more about SoundCloud.

Health Buzz

Debunking the Myths About HPV

A lot of people have heard of HPV and its connection to cervical cancer, but somehow, there are still plenty of misconceptions about this common virus. Some parents or adults in general, even have wrong ideas of HPV that they eventually make the mistake of shrugging it off as just another virus.

Don’t let your loved ones suffer the consequences of HPV infections. Protect yourself and your children from the harmful, long-term effects of this virus by learning what you and your family are really up against.

Lifestyle Patches as a Part of Biker Dress Code

They say, once a biker, always a biker. This specific way of life gets under the skin. Speed, excitement, and gentlemen’s manners (which, you have to admit, seem unimaginable when fitting with a rough outside appearance) and dignity, are all features that are characteristic of a single biker.

Health Buzz

The P73 Billion Industry

Waste disposal is reaching crisis proportions in the Philippines. Landfills and rivers are overflowing with garbage. Piles of garbage obstruct sidewalks or are dumped on vacant lots, left to rot until they smell and attract hordes of flies.

We know that this is an existing concern in our country. What many of us do not know is that this massive garbage problem is, in fact, a P73 billion industry.

In 2016, 40,000 tons of garbage were collected every day. This totaled 14.6 million tons of garbage per year. If each kilo only cost P5 for disposal, the total cost in waste disposal for 2016 was an outstanding P73 billion. The money is used to pay the local government, the garbage haulers and the gate fee at landfills. It has even increased this year because the usual P5,000 cost per truckload of garbage with five cubic meter capacity is now P8,000.

The yearly volume of waste generated is expected to increase from 13.48 million tons in 2010 to 16.63 million tons in 2020. In Metro Manila, averages of 9,000 tons of garbage were collected per day from 2012 to 2016. In just five years, daily garbage collection in Metro Manila has reached 93.8 million cubic meters. This is due to rapid urbanization, economic growth and development, changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns.

Aside from the massive amount of garbage generated, there are also the problems of improper disposal and lack of landfills.

iECO Phippines

There are more than a hundred garbage hauling operators in Metro Manila but only three landfills – the Quezon City Sanitary Landfill, Navotas Sanitary Land Fill and Rizal Provincial Sanitary Landfill. New sites are hard to find and are much farther away from Metro Manila. The nearest available landfill is in Montalban, Rizal and it has already reached its maximum carrying capacity, way before 2022 when it is supposed to reach its limit.

Uncollected garbage, about a third of the solid waste generated in the cities, often ends up in drains, causing flooding and an increase in the population of rats, mice and other pests. The urban poor suffer most from the health problems resulting from poor management of solid waste.

The government has the main responsibility for ensuring waste is properly disposed of to avert health and environmental problems. But every Filipino can and should help by properly segregating garbage and by reducing, reusing and recycling.

Health Buzz

How to Pass a Drug Test

Drug testing is common with companies that want to make sure that their employees are clean of harmful substances. This method has been around for years and can also be required for pre-employment requirements. To know more about drug tests, you can click here. If found positive on drugs, a person may be deemed unfit for the job that he is aiming for.

Most Common Ways of Drug Testing

•    Urine Drug Tests

•    Hair Drug Tests

•    Saliva Drug test

•    Blood Drug Tests


Carols and chorales at Westgate Alabang’s Christmas Harmonies

Bring loved ones with you and enjoy the scenic landscape of Westgate in Alabang, Muntinlupa City accompanied by stunning symphonies from some of the country’s best chorale groups. For three weekends of December, different chorale groups will be gracing Westgate’s Activity Park every 7 p.m. to welcome the yuletide cheer!

NU Chorale

Kicking off the festivities is premier string quartet SJT Strings on Dec. 8, followed by music from Awiting kay GLEEng: Harana grand champion National University Chorale on Dec. 9. Dec. 15 will again feature SJT Strings, while Dec. 16 will have the award-winning Don Bosco Technical Institute Boscorale.

To wrap up the presentations during the pre-Christmas weekend, 2016 recipient of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ Ani ng Dangal award Kammerchor Manila will be taking the stage on Dec. 22. On Dec. 23, the unique voices of De La Salle University Dasmariñas Chorale will officially close the series right in time for Christmas!


Ring in the holidays in the most melodious way at Westgate!

Westgate Center is a premier development project of Filinvest Alabang Inc. in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The 9.2-hectare open-air shopping and dining complex boasts of a relaxing atmosphere perfect for rest and recreation.

Visit the Westgate Center’s official page at

Business Talk

RCBC Bank Consumer Protection – The Unstealables

As today’s banking consumers shift to digital, RCBC wants Filipinos to make wise and careful choices in their transactions. While going online makes everyday activities easier and convenient, it also exposes accounts to risks which is why it is always important to take precautions to protect one’s personal information.

Home and Living

How to Get Museum Quality Art Reproductions

When you see a very expensive artwork that you love and you know you cannot afford it but having it will give you so much joy, what do you do? The answer is simply to get it reproduced. Art reproduction affords you the opportunity to own masterpieces for a tiny fraction of what they would usually cost. The excitement with which this option has been received can be seen in this article here.