Friday, May 15, 2020

Yorme: Because Mom Did Not Give Up

To all mothers, titas, lolas, ninangs, furmoms, etc Happy Mother’s Day! For all her sacrifice, every day should be celebrated as such.

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As the old adage goes, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman.” Mayor Francisco Domagoso or simply YORME, shares his heartwarming Mother’s Day message to a great woman behind his great success and to all the Filipino MOMS – the Real VIPs!

Watch the full video at
https://bit.ly/35O5F3S

As the elected City Mayor of Manila, endearingly called by most Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory.

On this special occasion, Yorme encourages all Filipino moms to be stronger for their families while consciously maintaining a healthy work-life balance and to continue their selfless dedication amidst the uncertainties of this pandemic war - “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

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The New Normal in Hotel Sogo

My sister has been sleeping every night at Sogo. You see, she is a nurse at a government hospital in Quezon City. Instead of going home to Manila every night, said hotel chain has given these frontliners free lodging.

It also has me thinking how, after the lockdown, some business will manage and operate. Especially the ones in the Hospitality Industry. If you are curious too, read on!
hotel sogo free room frontliner

The Philippines' leading hotel chain, Hotel Sogo, is now ready to leap into the new normal as part of its "So Clean, So Good, So Safe" campaign. Under the Sogo Safe Program, this aims to prioritize the safety of its employees and guests.

Sogo mobile app
Sogo mobile app

I. Background

Hotel Sogo continuously implements precautionary measures such as temperature checking upon entering the hotel, placement of alcohol and hand sanitizers in common areas, and information dissemination on COVID-19 since December 2019.
Enhanced cleaning and sanitation are also being applied in all of its branches.

hotel sogo covid 19
Enhanced hotel protocol

II. Corporate Social Responsibility (Sogo Cares Program)

Hotel Sogo is the first to provide free room accommodations that served as a temporary shelter to healthcare workers and frontliners
A total of P80-million worth of donation or more than 800 room accommodations were given to healthcare workers, OFWs, and seafarers repatriates for free
This is in coordination with 10 city mayors and 31 hospitals in the country

#HereAtHotelSogo


III. New Normal Features 

#DahilMahalKitaGustoKoSafeKa
UVC Disinfection light

At Hotel

  1. Uniforms of the hotel staff are redesigned to incorporate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Temperature screening and disinfection materials upon entering the hotel.
  3. Social distancing in the front desk.
  4. Installation of the protective acrylic glass panel in the front desk.
  5. Social distancing with markers and limit of persons in elevators.
  6. Hand Sanitizers in common areas.
  7. Contactless hotel features (doors and elevators).
  8. UVC light treatment is also modified in elevator consoles,  door handles,  keycard cases, cash register, and food preparation.
  9. Use of UVC disinfection light array cart in cleaning and disinfection of rooms and bathrooms. <Studies show that the use of UVC, with wavelengths between 200 and 270 nanometres (nm), can kill microbes, germs, bacteria, and viruses. This has been adopted since the use of UVC is done in recent years and is also used in disinfecting hospitals as UVC kills pathogens and microorganisms.>
  10. Constant disinfection in all amenities is also implemented.
  11. No-contact facilities from lobby doors to toilet fixtures thru installing foot door opener and foot-controlled dispenser.
  12. Hotel Sogo has created newly designed giveaways for guests such as no contact keys and sanitizers. The no-contact key serves as a tool in touching common objects like door handles, elevator buttons, and ATMs.
  13. Hotel Sogo Mobile app is also up for contact tracing.
#SoCleanSoGoodSoSafe
Social distancing

At Corporate Office

Hotel Sogo New Normal playbook
Personalized PPEs

  1. Temperature checks upon entering the office.
  2. Hand sanitizers in common areas.
  3. Limit to the number of people using the elevator.
  4. Social distancing in the workplace and in crowded areas like the canteen.
  5. Provision of multivitamins to employees.
The New Normal in Hotel Sogo
No-contact features

For more information, kindly check out Hotel Sogo:
WEBSITE: http://www.hotelsogo.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/HotelSogoOfficialPage/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hotelsogo/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hotelsogo
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialHotelSogo




Nice to know how Hotel Sogo, reknowned for being clean, good, affordable, and now safe, is adapting to these changing times. #HereAtHotelSogo #DahilMahalKitaGustoKoSafeKa #SoCleanSoGoodSoSafe Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Yorme Isko's Green Plans for Manila!

Hello po! Frens, due to his unwavering dedication to his constituents and admirable hard work for the betterment of the city, Manila's very own Yorme, Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, has earned accolades and fans all around the country and abroad. Not only that, his heart for donating his earnings has endeared him more to the masses.

manila city mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso

Mayor ISKO MORENO threaded an impoverished area in Manila while growing up.  As the elected City Mayor of Manila, more popularly known to Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory.  Bold and fearless, Yorme puts his heart and mind in anything he does - “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

Yorme recently signed Ordinance 8607 declaring the permanence of Arroceros Forest Park dubbed as the “Last lung of the City”, home to 61 tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants. The new ordinance forbids the cutting of trees and dumping of waste within the park. Part of his plan is to allocate P1 million solely for its preservation and maintenance away from urbanization and all these efforts stem from his greater plan to make Manila a “Green City”.


Manila a “Green City” arroceros park

Yorme firmly believes in the power of nature. It’s no secret that he advocates on using natural products. No wonder, early this year Yorme became the newest brand ambassador of NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss. Watch the full video at https://youtu.be/udvLJKXesYE

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By the way, one of my fave achievement of his is cleaning up Divisoria. For decades, I had to endure walkathons just because the jeepneys always make a cutting trip due to the thoroughfares being always blocked by stubborn vendors. Imagine, I am already so tired from school and later on, office work, then I have to sacrifice some more! And I am proud that our masipag Yorme is a "Batang Tondo" like yours truly, hehe! Thanks for reading this PR for Novuhair! :)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Camayan Beach Resort Hotel My Experience Last Summer!

Hello po! For days, we have been staying inside. I haven't stepped out of the house for almost 3 weeks! So now I am dreaming of going to the beach, it would be nice to have a dip in the cool, clear waters. We certainly hope all this madness would be over soon. Healing for everyone!
Now I take a look back at my room in the fantastic Camayan Beach Resort Subic Bay.

Camayan Beach Resort Subic Bay

It was a very spacious area and truly comfy. Staff were welcoming. What can I say? We had a really nice stay here!

Air-conditioned room, cable TV, Wi-Fi available.

Camayan Beach Resort Subic Bay review

This is the bathroom. Hot and cold shower.

Camayan Beach Resort Subic Bay amenities

Full amenities.

Camayan Beach Resort Subic Bay tour

Refrigerator, towels, safety deposit box, slippers, soaps, shaver, shampoo, cotton buds, dental kit, coffee, tea, mineral water etc.


Camayan Beach Resort Subic Bay philippines

Luscious dinner served.

where to stay subic

The lights are pretty romantic too. I would look forward to returning to this piece of Paradise in the Philippines.

Camayan Beach Resort Hotel Subic Bay philippines

A satisfying buffet brekkie the next morning.

the reef restaurant subic

After eating at the Reef Restaurant, I can't wait to swim!

the reef restaurant camayan

For the attractions, you can visit Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium, Ocean Adventure Subic Bay or Adventure Beach Waterpark.

Above are just a few photos. But you can view my video here>


And on youtube >>HERE<<

For more details, you may check out their social media at www.facebook.com/ourcamayan/
Thank you for reading my trip to Camayan Beach Resort Hotel Subic Bay Philippines! :)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Max Factor Velvet Volume Mascara Review

Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara. I bought it about 6 months ago, and only got to use it now coz I was using another one then... And what's the point of opening 3 mascaras at the same time? They're the first makeup you NEED to toss - after 6 months of using!

Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Price: Bought it for Php 765 and it came with a free lip gloss hohoho!
Made in Ireland

First Impression: Was just a bit disappointed coz it was just a decent volume. I was hoping for the full, va-va-voom full volume and long lash effect. But it feels light though.

The next uses: I see some clumps on the wand (as the applicator looks like a plastic wand, like Covergirl's big wand, not the usual hair brush kind). And when those clumps got to my lashes that is when I achieved those fat lashes for a false lash effect.

Max Factor Velvet Volume made in, price,

Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara
Likes:
Classy design of the packaging
Feels light on the lashes

Dislikes:
Smudges on eye area when I use BB cream only (powdering the eye area helps prevent this)
Clumps
Not sealed - which is not cool for a product which shelf life begins to tick tock the very moment it is opened; and you may have observed how some salesladies would whip out or even swatch the product you are inquiring on or about to purchase (a brand new one, not the tester), in a way like a cake or donut guy showing the contents of the box.

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This was the results on my lashes (left). As you can see, it really does is job. I am satisfied.
Will I buy Max Factor Velvet Volume mascara again or recommend to others? Not unless it improves in terms of not running down when I sweat or get oily.

This review is actually long overdue  and had been in my drafts for quite some time (think years, back '17? eek)! Only this quarantine did I manage to sit down and get this done.
Thanks for reading my experience on Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara! :)

Monday, March 9, 2020

Be Pisceanrat First Top Fan and Birthday Giveaway Winner

Hello po! Due to insistent public demand, insistent public demand daw oh charot! Deh, because it is also my birth month, I decided to hold a top fan giveaway!

Pisceanrat = Pisces (March) and Year of the Rat (2020)!

The winner will win:

Be Pisceanrat First Top Fan and Birthday Giveaway

Novelina Coenzyme masks, Althea Korea Watercolor tint in #3 peach cream and Spotlight eye glitter in #1 gold light, Babydoll Korea eyeliner, and Le Perfumo Iris fragrance.

Mechanics:

1. Like/ follow and be a pisceanrat facebook page top fan badge holder by actively liking commenting and sharing posts. Note: I have no control over who will be top fan holders, only Facebook holds sole discretion on who to award top fan badges to!
2. Follow pisceanrat on instagram, youtube, twitter!
3. That is all and good luck!

Important:
1. Winner shall be picked at ramdom among all top fan badge holder.
2. Winner shall be determined at end of March.
3. Winner shall pick up prize at my designated area in south Caloocan/ Manila.
4. If winner prefers shipping, he/ she will shoulder courier delivery fee.
5. In case of prize unclaimed 15 days after announcement, we shall pick another winner!

As always, just for fun and this is my way of sharing stuff with dear supporters of our blog. :)


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After the cut-off, we collected the names of all the top fan badge holders last April 1, 2020, and picked a  random winner among the entries.

Congratulations to Rosemarie Nano!

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Kindly send a PM and we will coordinate regarding the claiming of your prize.
Thank you frens for your support on my blog. Please do not fret if you did not win this time, because  we have more to come. See you on our next giveaway! Stay safe and healthy :)

Padre Pio Mountain of Healing in SJDM Bulacan - My 1st Visit!

Hello po! Yesterday, our family went to Padre Pio Mountain of Healing which is located at Brgy. Paradise 3, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines.

Padre Pio Mountain of Healing which is located at Brgy. Paradise 3, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines.

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887, was given the name of Pius when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

Padre Pio was a friar, Spiritual Director, and mystic. He was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift of the stigmata.

This Italian priest and teacher has been venerated a Saint in the Catholic Church. He has many followers and devotees all around the world due to his inspiring life and works. He performs miracles, even for hopeless cases! He is the patron saint of civil defense volunteers, adolescents, and stress-relief.

Google Map or Waze will help you locate the place. There is also a poster in the main road which is kilometers away. This journey, although far, is a scenic one.

padre pio shrine sjdm bulacan

You may carry an umbrella, fan, or wear a hat to combat heat, or just sacrifice and forego them. You may choose to bring your own food and drinks, but much better if you purchase at the site and help the livelihood of the people from here. They have cold bottled water, fresh coconuts, shakes, snacks, root crop, fruits, vegetables and others. Shops also offer souvenirs which bear Padre Pio's images like figurines, handkerchiefs, oil, etc. They have quite everything you need and just come as you are! There are also comfort rooms.

st pio souvenir shop

Entrance to Padre Pio Mountain of Healing is free. There are boxes situated in different areas where you can donate for the church construction.

Entrance to Padre Pio Mountain of Healing is free. There are boxes situated in different areas where you can donate for the church construction.

They have an ongoing raffle of an NMAX as a means to help build the church. This is a private property. The Holy Week is near, you may include this in your Way of the Cross.

They have an ongoing raffle of an NMAX as a means to help build the church. This is a private property. The Holy Week is near, you may include this in your Way of the Cross.

There is this upwards slope and I saw some motorcycle til up here. Those challenged in walking are encouraged to stay in the chapel. There are also poor but friendly dogs, kindly give them food.

padre pio shrine bulacan

But with the stairs, one needs to walk. I think this is not extremely high so the elderly would still be able to climb it up with rest stops in between.
padre pio shrine

Any tiredness fades when you breathe in the fresh air and immerse in the breathtaking view of the sky, mountains and trees.

Saint Padre Pio 50 ft. giant size sculpture welcomes you above.

Saint Padre Pio 50 ft. giant size sculpture welcomes you above.

Statues of Padre Pio's hands famed for receiving Christ's stigmata. He wore gloves for most of his adult life because his hands bled from two puncture wounds which never healed. His feet and side also received the marks of the Lord's crucifixion.

 Statues of Padre Pio's hands famed for receiving Christ's stigmata.

Please observe solemnity as this is a holy place for prayers. Proper dress code is required. Do not litter (sacks are hanging at various places, throw your trash there).

Prayer to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Prayer to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

There are areas for Rosaries and candles.

padre pio  Rosaries and candles.

Padre Pio Mountain of Healing SJDM schedule of  visitation:
Tuesday to Sunday, 6 AM to 5 PM. (Closed on Mondays.)
Masses are held on Sundays at 3 PM and healing mass every 23rd day of the month at 9 AM.

Padre Pio Mountain of Healing schedule of  visitation:  Tuesday to Sunday, 6 AM to 5 PM. (Closed on Mondays.)  Masses are held on Sundays at 3 PM and healing mass every 23rd day of the month at 9 AM.

We and the others I saw who went here arrived on a car (others motorcycle, some were walking and I presume they are nearby residents) so I am not quite sure about the public transpo, or which jeepney to ride to get here.

I have also been to Padre Pio's shrine/ church in Tagaytay, Eastwood, and Batangas. St. Padre Pio reminds us not to give up in our fervent prayers! Are you a witness to Saint Padre Pio's blessing and miracle? Feel free to share in the comments below! Thank you for reading! God Bless! :)