Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Bully-Free Christmas at San Jose Del Monte

Team Robes finally kicks-off the holiday season and culminates with the lighting of the San Jose Del Monte Christmas Tree. Congresswoman Rida and mayor Arthur Robes graced the ceremony together with City administrator Dr. Dennis Booth, city council and barangay officials.

Along with this year's theme, a bully free Christmas, San Jose Del Monte set up a 20ft. high Christmas tree filled up with pink bells, symbolizes the arrival of the season to proclaim the birth of Christ at the city hall plaza.

Congresswoman Rida and mayor Arthur Robes are very happy to celebrate and shower the love with their fellow San Josenos. They also had a bazaar that feature San Josenos cooperative.

Tanglawan ambassadors, Starstrucks season 7 final four, Kim De Leon, Shayne Sava, Allen Ansay Lexi Gonzales and Eat Bulaga Bae, Joel Palencia also joined the festivity.

Be among the first to catch a movie at the all-new SM Cinema Fairview!

The newest cinema to watch out for in the north is opening soon! So, get your movie buddies ready as SM Cinema takes moviegoers to whole new cinematic experience.

On November 22, the new and improved SM Cinema Fairview in Quezon City will open its doors to the public. Moviegoers can have the chance to win tickets to its opening day and get a first-hand sneak peek of the freshly-renovated Scandinavian-inspired theatre.

From November 14 to 19, twenty (20) cars with the SM Snack Time Popcorn bucket will drive around Fairview in Quezon City, and North Caloocan. Motorists can snap photos or take videos of the cars with the red popcorn bucket on top and share it on Facebook, tagging the SM Cinema and SM City Fairview official pages with #SMCinemaFairview and #BucketOfFun

Winners will be selected on November 20, and will be notified via Facebook Messenger. Each will receive premiere tickets to the opening of the new and improved SM Cinema Fairview on November 22, 2PM, and get the chance to win exciting prizes on the same day.

The new SM Cinema Fairview is now home to two Director’s Club Cinema, a Large Screen Format theater and five refreshed and updated regular cinemas.

So, what are you waiting for? Be on the lookout for the SM Snack Time Popcorn bucket on the road and get a chance to win tickets to the advance preview and special screening of Frozen 2 of the stylish and most luxurious cinema just yet!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Silent Language of Mental Illness: Unmasking the Truth About Mental Health

As a brand that truly believes in holistic wellness, Jeunesse Anion shares its advocacy of body, soul, and spirit health. Being physically well while struggling with emotional aches, low self-esteem, anxiety, and unexplainable feeling of a gap inside all affect a person’s well-being. Humanity is both physical and spiritual and this is what separates humans from non-humans.

In support of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Jeunesse Anion digs deeper into how this  invisible illness will encourage a culture of change beginning with the right mindset and knowledge on mental health.

While both genders are prone to a mental condition, a study at Oxford University discovered that women are 40 percent more likely to develop mental illness than men. Physiological and biological factors are contributory to mental health problems among women. Dramatic hormonal changes during puberty, pre-menstruation, pregnancy, post-pregnancy, premenopause, and menopause cause a roller coaster of emotions. Women find themselves angry, sad, irritable and experiencing crying spells during these times. While these are normal and short-lived for some, others have severe symptoms that disturb their personal lives and relationships.

The Philippine data on mental health shows that there are 3.3 million Filipinos who suffer from a depressive disorder and 3.1 million are afflicted by anxiety disorders. Of high school students 13 to 15 years of age, 17 percent attempted suicide at least once, 12 percent seriously considered taking their lives, and 11 percent have made plans on how they would commit suicide. Given the numbers, the country has only 60 psychiatric health care facilities and only two mental health workers for every 100,000 population.

Victory Greenhills campus missionary and pastor Dave Estrera said, “In my observation among students, social media primarily affects us in three ways: perception, socialization, and rest. Whether we like it or not, social media has adverse effects on the way we view ourselves because there’s always the temptation to compare. Secondly, it affects the way we socialize, we have the option to project ourselves the way we want to be seen-- being connected yet alone is not helpful in someone going through a hard time.”
As the second country with the largest social media consumption worldwide, it’s not also surprising that restlessness is prevalent and  quality sleep is almost unknown. “In my survey among students, 80 percent admitted they have slept less than 5 hours. Now that we have the option to look at something that interests us, our body is restricted to recharge and recover,” Estrera added.

The spiritual aspect is something that we can never neglect either. “It starts with a mindset that God wants peace for us. Through the power of God, we can strengthen our grit and grow in hope. If peace is what God promises, then we can fight and claim it for our lives. When we see that He’s for us, then it gives us the will to keep fighting. We need to see that He providentially uses everything around us (medicine, psychology, medical advancement, support structure, a person’s spirit, and prayers.),” he concludes.

Phil.-US registered dietitian-nutritionist Cheshire Que believes that diet, nutrition, exercise, and mental illness are all connected. “Food fuels the brain for it to function optimally. Poor nutrition causes nutrient deficiencies that affect hormonal imbalance and many other factors that influence mood, thought process, and other functions of the brain,” said Que.

Several studies have been said about the gut and brain connection, so understanding how they’re synergistically connected will change the way we view the gut as the body’s second brain. “When a person is diagnosed with a mental condition, one of the first steps to bring back the balance in the body is by applying these 3 Rs of gut-healing: Remove triggers in the form of gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and soy; Repair with fresh produce, functional foods, and supplementations; Lastly, reinoculate probiotics and feed the gut with prebiotics such as honey.”

Chemical messengers serotonin and dopamine affect similar aspects of your health. Dopamine is the chemical that the body releases when we encounter pleasurable experiences from hobbies, eating a favorite meal, to sex. Meanwhile, serotonin which is the body’s anxiety buster is being produced through sunlight,  exercise, and eating foods rich in tryptophan. Both chemicals spur the body’s happy hormones.

Understanding that food not only significantly impacts mood along with exercise while making time for the things that keep a person’s sanity in check, will also impact a person’s energy level and countenance.

The Suntay family is a living proof that it’s a disease that knows no age, gender, social class, religion, or background and perspective. “Our family was far from perfect but I’ve always thought that it was a fairy-tale kind of life,” said mompreneur Sheila.

However, 2018 proved to be the most tragic year for the  Suntays when Renzo, the eldest son among the brood of 5, took his own life because of depression. She admitted that it was a disease she knew nothing about and that it was a situation that they didn’t see coming. The experience was the turning point for the family, which gave birth to YOLO by Renzo Suntay, a non-profit organization that aims to be the voice for those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and other conditions. “My role as a founder is to relentlessly share my story and remind these people that they’re not alone in their struggles and that there’s real, tangible hope and healing.”

Beauty titlist, mental health advocate,  and Jeunesse Anion brand ambassador Ivanna Pacis encourages individuals and families to discuss more openly the issue on mental health, “Jeunesse Anion looks out not just the physical being of its users but also the mental health of every woman. Mental health is such a sensitive topic but it’s an important issue to discuss and Jeunesse Anion takes part in putting an end to the stigma of mental illness. If you’re a person who suffers from a mental condition, know that your feelings are valid and your situation is not hopeless. Seek out professional help and surround yourself with positive people who look out for your well-being.”

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Fast Charging is the smartphone feature that will change your life.

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, a smartphone is a must-have appendage to keep up with one’s daily grind. But one feature that rarely takes the spotlight, yet very much deserves it, is Fast Charging.

Go-getters would know that the last thing that they want is for their smartphone to slow them down. And the best smartphone of choice to date, that will be up and running as you are is the Vivo V17Pro.

Powered with 4,100 mAh battery, the V17Pro guarantees long battery life despite multi-app use. In layman’s term, one can enjoy a reliable phone that is versatile enough for quick document work, incessant communications via messaging apps, constant browsing, and even games, without it dying on you just after a few hours.

The Fast charging feature is the life hack you need, especially if your mantra is Rest and Reset. It’s most important to have a phone that will only require as little time to reset as you are if you’re the image of up-and-about.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


In celebration of Mike Swift’s birthday, Mr. Pinoy Hoops and Nippon Paint Coating Philippines Inc. held a #PaintParty last November 9. The party was celebrated at the Tenement Home, Taguig’s Famous Court.

#Paintparty is a one-day event that aims to beautify and inspire the Tenement community, aside from painting the tenement ramps, apartments and corridors, the whole event was also armed with other fun filled activity such as Graffiti Wall painting, 3x3 Basketball game, and a free concert held in the evening of November 9.
Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines and Mike Swift also announced that they will join forces in supporting and strengthening the basketball community by painting a thousand basketball court nationwide thru #Everycourtcandream campaign. In the coming days, Nippon Paint Gang (Nippon Paint and Mike Swift’s Paint squad), will go different places in the Philippines to look for a basketball court to paint.

Do you want your basketball court to be painted next? Follow Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines Inc. and Mike Swift Facebook page for updates.
This event was also made possible through the cooperation of Tahanan Inc., Chookstogo, Nike, MNL Kingpin and Kings of the Court.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Congresswoman Rida Robes at ang kanyang pasasalamat

It's another short and sweet afternoon with honorable Rida Robes. After her activities at San Jose Del Monte, ate Cong joined us at Misto, Seda Hotel for a quick chikahan moment.

She still looks fabulous with her casual attire (sobrang nagagandahan talaga me), simple white top and jeans. And chikahan turned interview started.

We asked updates and she's very happy to share all their projects especially the activities lined up for the Christmas season. San Jose Del Monte will have the Christmas Tree Lighting plus Misa De Gallo and traditional food like Bibingka, lugaw at tokwa with a 1-week bazaar featuring Cooperative. They will also launch the talented Tanglawan ambassadors.

Honorable Rida Robes shared that she's very thankful with all the people and departments that helping them Bulakenos achieved all the great facilities that will improved their lives. First, mayor Arthur that continue to give his best effort to served San Josenos. She also mention Philip Salvador and his brother helped Bulakenos. She's also very vocal that senator Nancy Binay supported sport complex for the youth and the convention centers for all the teachers and for all big congregation. Also secretary Mark Villar is a big help to them and paging senator Bato Dela Rosa, for the Philippine National building (hehehe).

It's so nice to see a public servant that really value and appreciate all the people that help her achieved their goals for San Jose Del Monte. San Josenos are very lucky to ate Cong, sana all!!?

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Press by Fullybooked presents Holiday Meal sets and Holiday Pastries

Do you love books? Do you love food? Why not both have at Press by Fullybooked, a place where it reminds you of home with its relaxed setting, food offerings and the aroma of books surrounding the dining area.

Just in time for the Christmas Season, Press by Fully Booked launched Holiday Meal Sets inspired by the staple menu items found on a Filipino Noche Buena table. These sets are good for three to four people so a group of friends or a family can share and enjoy them.

Set A -- Php999
Arroz Valenciana, Homestyle Fried Chicken and Press Iced Tea

Set B -- Php1499
Arroz Valenciana, Homestyle Fried Chicken, Lechone Belly and Press Iced Tea

Arroz Valenciana, a Filipino dish made with glutinous rice, chorizo, shrimp, bell peppers, egg and spices.

Homestyle Fried Chicken, deep-fried buttermilk chicken.

Lechon Belly, slab of pork belly rolled in seasonings and then slow roasted in the oven for a crisp skin and moist meat.

Holiday Pastries, assortment of festive cakes and pastries for 'salo-salo' and perfect as holiday gift.

4 Seasons Cheesecake Php1350
Baked cheesecake which comes in 4 flavors: Original, Caramelized Banana, Quezo De Bola and Hazelnut. Garnished with chocolate, fresh strawberries and honeycomb.

Ube Custard Php850
Fluffy ube cake topped with creamy leche flan.

Chocolate Cake Php1250
Moist chocolate sponge cake filled with layers of chocolate ganache and salted caramel. Coated with cashew crumble.

Cookie Sampler Php440
An assortment of mini cookies in 4 different flavors: Chocolate Chip, Cranberry & Raisins, Double Chocolate Chip and Double Mint Chocolate Chip. Each tub contains 20pcs., 5pcs per flavor.

Bar Sampler Php550, a mix of mini barsnin 2 flavors: Food for the Gods and Butterscotch. Each tub contains 24 pcs., 12pcs per flavor.

Press by Fullybooked also improved some of our favorite heartwarming dishes to strengthen the taste and flavor: Aglio Olio, Mushroom Soup, my favorite Carbonara and Caesar Salad.

Through its wide range of offerings, Press by Fullybooked is sure to capture everyone's taste. From sandwiches, heartwarming dishes to a hot cup of coffee, you'll surely want to stay and grab that book that you're meaning to read for the longest time.

Come and experience a positive full dining experience at Press By Fullybooked

PowerPlant mall
Level R3, Rockwell Center, Makati

Santolan Town Plaza
GF, Col. Bonny Serrano Ave., San Juan

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