Monday, January 15, 2018

A Trip to Fall In Love with Batangas!

Hello po! When I say getaway, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, it would be the beach- oh how I love the sun, sand and sea! But recently, I have learned that a quick trip to Batangas is so refreshing as well!

It's easy to fall in love with Batangas- scenic place, nice, friendly people, superb food and more! As a Manileña, this short travel to this nearby province- with the more refreshing air and natural surroundings- had helped me forget the city grind and relax for a while.

Last December 15-16, 2017, us Manila bloggers had joined the Barako group in Batangas for a wonderful tour.

get there. From Buendia, we rode a bus (it was Ceres, I think) going to Batangas City Grand Terminal. Ticket costs only around Php 125.

It's so easy to get there. From Buendia, we rode a bus (it was Ceres, I think) going to Batangas City Grand Terminal. Ticket costs only around Php 125. The trip was quick, there was no heavy traffic that time.

A few steps from the terminal  is Ciudad Food Avenue situated in Diversion Road already! (You would be walking back as we already saw it from inside the bus while heading for the terminal.)

Ciudad Food Avenue


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The view in the AM. Watch as it changes in the PM.

Ciudad Food Avenue was our first stop for our 2 day/1 night trip. We also went to 8th Street Restobar, then to Residencia de Riego as you would see later on.

ciudad food avenue
That Friday and Saturday was Globe sponsored movie night! The vicinity would also be a FREE Wi-Fi area soon.

The first time I saw it, I was like, wow, this place is HUGE!!! I 've never seen any food park like this in the city before! Having big restaurants with different bongga themes, it's like an amusement park already!

At present, CFA is home to:

11 large restaurants- 12x8 Pipe Bar and Restaurant, Cafe de Alps, Hotspot KTV, Twins Wild Wings, Bulls and Booze, Big Boned Restobar, Casa del Rey, TJ Sizzle Restobar, Arcat Kitchen, Frozen Hub and Pier 151,

and 17 food carts- Chiko's Fruit Shake, Lemon Drops, Mac's Pizza, Jobelle Ice Cream (their strawberry chili is a must try!!!), Asian Dimsum, Krispy Kap, Mexicantina, Pitalicious Shawarma, Hotdog Overload, Botog's Food House, Eat's Soya, Nacholicious, Señor Churros, Aling Luisa, I Lab Yo, Wrap and Rolls, and Pan Pressed Cafe.

CFA is home to:    11 large restaurants- 12x8 Pipe Bar and Restaurant, Cafe de Alps, Hotspot KTV, Twins Wild Wings, Bulls and Booze, Big Boned Restobar, Casa del Rey, TJ Sizzle Restobar, Arcat Kitchen, Frozen Hub and Pier 151,    and 17 food carts- Chiko's Fruit Shake, Lemon Drops, Mac's Pizza, Jobelle Ice Cream (their strawberry chili is a must try!!!), Asian Dimsum, Krispy Kap, Mexicantina, Pitalicious Shawarma, Hotdog Overload, Botog's Food House, Eat's Soya, Nacholicious, Señor Churros, Aling Luisa, I Lab Yo, Wrap and Rolls, and Pan Pressed Cafe.
Aside from the eye-catching bus cafe, there is also a ship-type, and a cutesy gelato resto. Plus more for you to discover! So as to protect each owner, a condition in this park is NO REPLICATION of specialty.

At the side, Ciudad also houses some tiangge type stores that sells clothes, fragrances, toys, and others! You'd surely be delighted in some good finds there! They are also planning to construct some offices and wellness area at the adjacent lot.

Ciudad Food Avenue is a brainchild of two Batanguenyo business partners who dreamt of building a legacy in Batangas. The team broke ground on October 2016 and CFA held its Grand Opening last September 23, 2017.

12x8 PIPE Bar and Restaurant


Inside Ciudad Food Avenue is 12"x8m Pipe Bar and Restaurant  where we had a satisfying dinner.

This structure got its name from its foundation- 12 pcs. steel pipe thats's 12 inches in diameter and 8 meters in length. The design of this food court is like a module-type industrial food plant hence the names of the eateries. The materials, tables and seats, are upcycled!

Inasal Combustion.
Chicken Pecho Inasal with soup, crackers, rice and pancit.

Inasal Combustion.  Chicken Pecho Inasal with soup, crackers, rice and pancit.

Chicken Pork Pyrolysis. Uses the traditional brick oven for that distinct roasted taste.
Roasted (5)- Chicken, Tuna Veggie, Macaroni Salad, Dessert (macaroon?).

Chicken Pork Pyrolysis. Uses the traditional brick oven for that distinct roasted taste.  Roasted (5) Chicken, Tuna Veggie, Macaroni Salad, Dessert.

Burger Compression. Papa's Special Big Burger. The burger patty and bread is thickkk. They also have the burger challenge where you can eat this for FREE if you win.

Burger Compression. Papa's Special Big Burger. The burger patty and bread is thickkk. They also have the burger challenge where you can eat this for FREE if you win.

Rice Bowl Reaction. When flavored sauce reacts with fried rice then the topping of choice is added. In this case, it's Sisig Rice.

 Rice Bowl Reaction. When flavored sauce reacts with fried rice then the topping of choice is added. In this case, it's Sisig Rice.

Ramen Dilution. Tonkatsu Ramen. I adore Japanese food. This flavorful concoction is no exception!

Ramen Dilution. Tonkatsu Ramen.

Kambingan Express. Kalderetang kambing. This is soooo good! Sauce pa lang, pamatay na! Meat is tender and no langsa.

 Kambingan Express. Kalderetang kambing.

Boodle Bonding. Boodlefight! No utensils needed, eat with your hands! (Don't worry, they provide plastic gloves.)

This is Set C- Grilled liempo, tilapia, chicken adobo, fried biya, lumpia, pinakbet, pancit, egg, tomatoes, 10 cups of rice.  Pwede ng handa sa bertday!!!

Boodle Bonding. Boodlefight!
Yey! I tremendously enjoyed the biya- crispy, salty and delicious! Of course, everything else was good but dried fish is really one of my top favorite food ever. 

You can eat and sing videoke downstairs, or go upstairs to listen to a live band and guzzle some alcoholic beverages!

12x8 PIPE Bar and Restaurant

If I remember correctly, the stores in Ciudad Food Avenue would be open from 12 noon/3 PM up to 12 MN/2AM. It will depend per merchant and day.

8th Street Restobar


Next, we rode a van going to 8th Street Restobar for some winding down. They have 2 performers- one outside (al fresco), and another inside the air-conditioned lounge.

8th Street Restobar
8th Street claims to be the ULTIMATE party hub!

We listened to good music. How lucky that my fave kind was playing- 80's! Also had some drinks and chow.

ultimate party hub in batangas

Yummy! We were served beer, nachos, cocktails and crunchy, sinful bagnet.

 Nachos, cocktails and crunchy, sinful bagnet.

Formerly Jemaena's Cuisine (which used to serve fresh seafood and other ala carte dishes), 8th Street Restobar is located in M. Pastor Ave., Pallocan West, Batangas City.

Residencia de Riego Pool Resort


Finally, we headed to Residencia de Riego Pool Resort to call it a night! This place transforms due to the magnificent lights! The view is definitely different in the morning and at evening!

Residencia de Riego Pool Resort

Check out their three pools! Night swimming is definitely recommended! Well I would have, but my companions were already pagoda by then!

From this...

pool resort batangas
Jet streams for added fun! Depth in 4.5, 5 and 2.7 ft. 

...to this!
night swimming
Romantic and fabulous.

The cottage we slept in was air-conditioned and had twin beds. With its ol' style, it is really cozy and homey. Native rules!

cottage batangas, getaway batangas,
Nature paradise!

Residencia de Riego Pool Resort address is in Sitio Libis Muzon II, Alitagtag, Batangas.

For more details, you may check their Social Media, Instagram and Facebook-  facebook.com/ciudadfoodave/
facebook.com/12x8-Pipe-Bar-and-Restaurant-505974779787016/
facebook.com/8SRestobar/
facebook.com/Residencia-de-Riego-Resort-915055185231324/

Walking tour of the establishments above in this YT Video-


Prior to this journey, I recall Batangas for its balisong, Barako coffee, lomi, Taal volcano, excellent dive sites, Vilma Santos, etc., but  Ciudad Food Avenue, 8x12 PIPE Bar, 8th Street Restobar and Residencia de Riego are also worth being a part of your itinerary in CALABARZON.

So friends, the next time you and your loved ones / barkada / family  is thinking of a vacation or food trip (or even solo for soul searching and unwinding!), consider Batangas as your next destination. You'll definitely have a good time with its rich culture and gems. Thanks for reading! :)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Top 8 Reasons Novelina Cosmetics Might Be Your Skin's New BFF!

Hello po! Frens, for those in the lookout for exciting yet budget-friendly whitening products, please allow me to introduce to you Novelina. They have a skin care line, and also a hair care line- Zeelke.

Top 8  Reasons Novelina Cosmetics  Might Be Your Skin's New BFF!

Novelina Ultra Lightening Soap and Pollution Shield-


The packaging is thoroughly sealed for consumers' protection. Carton opening is glued. Plastic wraps around the bar.

Novelina Ultra Lightening Soap and Pollution Shield-

135 grams is priced at Php 79. I remember that their marketing told me that this is made in our country. Check out the list of ingredients below:

novelina price, where to buy

Review:
Novelina Soap is like the bomb in whitening! It has all these ingredients - master antioxidant Glutathione, Tres Blanche (expertly blended skin whitener which is 10x more effective than kojic acid), snail serum (anti-aging and healing) and natural bioactives as pollution shield- aloe, broccoli and citrus.

Using it felt comfy, no sting or irritation. Has a clean scent. Very bubbly yet rinses easily.

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Pag beauty blogger dapat ginagamit mo talaga bago mo reviewhin di ba!!!

Novelina Clarity Skin Whitening Face Mask- 


Promises to Clarify, Detoxify, Exfoliate. Affordable price at only Php 65. This mask is actually made in PRC but with technology by Novelina Cosmetics Co., Osaka, Japan. Has arbutin, kojic, algae, vitamin C, bamboo charcoal. Check out the list of ingredients:

Novelina Clarity Skin Whitening Face Mask

Review:
I have been using masks on and off since I was 16 (or was it 12?!) so I am no newcomer. My recent masks are all made in Korea. What's good with this cloth mask is that it is submerged into liquid hence fully wet. I have tried a hydrogel mask before and when I placed that on my face it felt dry (as in not wet).

The scent is like an astringent and there is plenty of amber colored essence inside.

I am wondering why it is labeled as blackhead/whitehead minimizer since eliminating them is usually by peel-off mask types. Anyway, I did not notice any immediate blackhead or whitehead removal with this, maybe those will dissolve or clear up over time due to the activated charcoal, and  I'll need to use this many times.

Comment:
Be careful in using as the dripping can stain fabric.

novelina review
Mukha raw akong taong pugita (squid)?

Novelina High Potency Anti-Aging Cream and Skin Lightener-


Claims to address signs of aging, lighten and protect skin from pollution and sun damage.

The ingredients include collagen and snail serum for anti-aging, natural bioactives aloe, broccoli and citrus for pollution shield, and SPF 15 for UV protection. 100ml SRP is Php 399. I believe this is manufactured in the Philippines.

Review:
This cream is labeled for dry skin but since it was December-January while I am using it, my usually combination /oily skin is very dry due to cold weather. It feels light and absorbs easily. No white cast so I think this is okay under makeup. No greasy look, just a very subtle glow. Glides on skin. .

Novelina High Potency Anti-Aging Cream and Skin Lightener-
Half face test. Left with Novelina High Potency Anti-Aging Cream and Skin Lightener, Right without (bare skin). As you can see, it absorbs pretty well. Also did not cause me skin troubles.

The thing I would suggest, regarding the face cream, is I hope it came in a much smaller tube like 50ml. Because as soon as you open any product, the potency somehow diminishes over time. And when it is smaller I can finish one faster and replenish with a new tube for fresher product inside!

Novelina Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield-


Lightens, rejuvenates and repairs damaged tissues and protects skin from pollution and sun damage. With gluta, tres blanche, snail serum, natural bioactive ingredients aloe, broccoli and citrus, and SPF 25 for UVA and UVB protection.

I also believe this is made in the Philippines. 200ml costs Php 199.

Review:
Novelina lotion provides instant subtle lightening and you may apply two coats. (It's not an obvious 10 shades whiter ha!) There is a bit of  sheen when just applied. Glides on skin.

Novelina Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield-
R: Half arm test, marked by the flower line.

Ingredients and description list of Novelina High Potency Anti-Aging Cream and Skin Lightener and
Novelina Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield. Please click to enlarge.

Ingredients and description list of Novelina High Potency Anti-Aging Cream and Skin Lightener and   Novelina Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield.

The cream and lotion look similar in that both are white and thick, but there is a difference.
Face cream- thicker consistency and milder / more subtle scent.
Body lotion- less thick than the facial cream and stronger, floral scent.

for exciting yet budget-friendly whitening products, please allow me to introduce to you Novelina. They have a skin care line, and also a hair care line- Zeelke.
Top: Novelina Face Cream, Bottom: Novelina Body Lotion.

In conclusion, here are my thoughts on why I recommend Novelina:

1. Affordable.
2. Japanese technology (known for high quality).
3. Simple, fuss free packaging.
4. Cocktail of beneficial bioactive ingredients.
5. Fragrant.
6. No skin irritation or allergy observed.
7. Paraben free.
8. It works!

Shout out to Tritan Ventures (Distributor) for providing these products for review. Follow their Social Media on https://www.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics/

Novelina is available in the following stores: Waltermart, Emmaflor, NCCC, Gaisano, Makati Supermarket, South Supermarket, Cash & Carry Supermarket and Dept. Store, LCC Department Store, AFP Commissary & Exchange Services, Cebu Demelle Enterprises, Citimart Supermarket, South Seas Mall, Unimart Supermarket, Mart one Supermarket and Unitop.

Check out Novelina Cosmetics for your beauty and skin care needs. Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Novuhair Returns Favor of Patrons with Holiday Bash Promo in Watsons!

Hello po! How's your Christmas vacation? Bitin ba? But we all know that the Holidays is far from over! For us in Tondo, it is until our Santo Niño Fiesta next January! Hence, the people who are namamasko are still coming, hahaha! Here is a fancy idea for your gift-giving. Best for friends/family/loved ones/kabarangay who are experiencing hair loss or wants thicker hair. Perfect present even for yourself!

novuhair watsons promo


So you’ve got your festive outfit set and the fancy gift wrapped for your “monito” or “monita”. All
that’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle.

The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it to tropical climate, it
can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity
brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it
more fragile.

Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand.
From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your
liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must
have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become
shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts
are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also
what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should
avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it
easy, let your hair down and party all night long.

In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday “a good hair day” for its valued patrons
like you with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo
200 ml. worth Php 1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in- 1 pack at participating
WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).

Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-
factor nutrients—NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall
malady, but also aids in stimulating hair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve
overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven
safe and effective.

Opt for the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it’s a luxury gift for your
loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep
you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.
For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit www.novuhair.com or
Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official!

Thanks for reading the PR for Novuhair's promo in Watsons! Have a safe and Happy New Year frens! :)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hiraya Artisan Chocolates - Proudly Pinoy, World Class!

Hello po! A few moons ago, I was able to attend and blog about Hiraya Artisan Chocolates, Inc. by Filipino Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company. See the article HERE.

Now let us get to know Hiraya's roots in-depth:

artisan chocolate philippines

Hiraya Chocolates

* HIRAYA is an ancient Filipino word which means “the fruit of one’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations”
* We are a Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company who sources cacao directly from local farmers
* We follow sustainable, socially conscious practices, and fair trade principles

Our Story

* March 2010: Graduated as Professional Chocolate Maker and Professional Chocolatier from Ecole Chocolat
* April 2014: Social Entrepreneurship Business Camp
* Feb 2015: Business Registration
* Dec 2015: BPI Sinag Business Challenge / Crowdfunding Campaign
* May 2016: Acquired Our First Retailer

Mission Vision Impact

* Our mission is to improve the lives of our cacao farmer communities through direct and fair trade
* Our vision is to produce a strong brand of fine quality chocolate and chocolate products
* To date, we have one (1) community composed of 58 farmers in Brgy. Malabog, Davao City

Social Entrepreneurship

* Combines business with do good mentality
* Contributes to a sense of local identity and supports local economy
* Profit oriented but at its core also tackles and helps provide solutions for social issues
* Our efforts have since provided +200% in income for our community of farmers in Davao

Our Products

* 72% Dark Chocolate Single-Origin Davao (85g)
* Flavor Profile: fruity with just a slight hint of bitterness
* 100% locally sourced ingredients, all-natural, hand harvested cacao
* No preservatives, no additives, no artificial flavors, suitable for vegans
* SRP: PHP180.00

* Hiraya x Kalsada Chocolate Bar with Coffee Nibs (70g)
* Flavor Profile: strong and robust coffee notes
* Featuring premium coffee beans sourced from the highlands of Sitio Belis, Benguet Province
* Collaboration with Kalsada Coffee—a social enterprise
based in Manila and Seattle that promotes specialty coffee from the Philippines
* SRP: PHP200.00

As Featured In

* BPI Foundation’s Sinag Business Challenge 2015, Top 40 Semi-Finalist
* TheSparkProject.com, Oct-Dec 2015
* WhenInManila.com, Nov 30, 2015
* Spot.ph, Dec 18, 2015
* ANC Green Living, Aired Feb 9, 2016
* Yummy Magazine, April 2016 Issue
* Breakfast Magazine, Nov 23, 2016
* Michelin Guide Singapore, Feb 15, 2017
* Pepper.ph, Feb 19, 2017
* The Thinking Consumer, May 2017

Contact Us

* Office c/o Roots Katipunan Unit 106 FBR Arcade Bldg., 317 Katipunan Avenue Loyola Heights, Quezon City
* Mobile: Arvin Peralta 0917-8511685
* Email: hirayachocolates@gmail.com
* Online: www.hirayachocolates.com
* Social Media: Facebook.com/HirayaChocolates Instagram @hirayachocolates

Filipino Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company

I can say that Hiraya is truly delectable and finely made. Each bite gives pure, unadulterated cacao goodness that everyone deserves to enjoy! Let's all support local! Thanks for reading the PR for Hiraya Chocolates! :)

A Meaningful Christmas Shopping with AttiGO x World Vision

Hello po! If given a chance, I think we all have the innate want to do good, to make a positive difference in the world. As materialistic shopping may sound, it actually can give a spark of hope!
AttiGO and World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) has teamed up and here is how they made it so much easier for you to help!


AttiGO x World Vision

Early this year, AttiGO and World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) partnered to create a platform where shopping could also be giving. A weird partnership - for AttiGO is the country's newest online shop, while the latter supports community programs aimed at improving the lives of over 20,000 children and 16 million people in 33 provinces and 44 cities in the Philippines. An unusual pairing yet it turned to be a good one.

The partnership created a voucher, the code "WorldVision60th". This code gives shoppers discounts on AttiGO products and part of the proceeds goes to WVDF. It gives opportunity to AttiGO's customers to help raise funds for a child's schooling and provide sustainable livelihood to sponsored families while shopping on the online platform. Furthermore, customers can donate an additional amount to his or her charity of choice.

So as the saying goes, "It's better to give than to receive." For the holiday season, a part of the proceeds with the voucher code "WorldVision60th" used, will help the WVDF raise funds for them to give Noche Buena packages to their partner communities. As they do their Christmas shopping on AttiGO, they are also helping bring the joy of Christmas to different families. You don't only get discount on your items, a reliable and fast delivery, but you also get to help support the different community programs of the World Vision.

Bring back the real meaning of the season. It is indeed better to give during the holiday season.

Use this code and get Discount on AttiGO Products and support a Noche Buena Pack for families:
"WorldVision60th" at www.attigo.com.ph

In this season of joy, love, peace and giving, let's not forget our less fortunate brethren! Thanks for reading the PR for AttiGO x World Vision! Happy Holidays!  :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Safeguard ft. Alden Richards in Handwashing MV!

We all want our Christmas to be merry and bright, right? We ensure all the right preparations for Noche Buena, gatherings, gifts, etc. Also to help us prevent getting sick these days, taking vitamins and having enough sleep plus protection to ensure being germ free is a must!

Philippine Handwashing Index

‘Tis the season to be jolly and worry-free; as Safeguard, the nation’s leading soap that stands for germ-protection; sets the tune for a healthy Christmas celebration with the newest hand-washing music video, “Five Hugas ng Krismas.”

Featuring the charming voice of local celebrity and “Pambansang Bae” Alden Richards, the music video stresses the importance of having clean hands this Yuletide season through a colorful and energetic finger-tutting choreography set to a classic Christmas melody.

This is Safeguard’s creative response to an alarming discovery from the first Philippine Handwashing Index (PHI), with results showing that most Filipinos do not wash their hands regularly and diligently. PHI is a breakthrough study commissioned by Safeguard to have a closer look at the hand-washing habits of Filipinos.

The message of the music video is simple yet impactful: “Ang bawat hugas, dapat Safeguard hugas”. This means only trusting the best when it comes to germ-protection, by simply following these five non-negotiables on when to wash your hands: before mag-mano, after banyo, before kumain, after playing, and before mag-bonding.

“A joyful Christmas is a Christmas that is spent with family and friends – happy and worry-free. A lot of us take hand-washing for granted, and since is it a good way to prevent illnesses, it’s important to remind the people to continuously wash their hands the Safeguard way,” says Alden Richards.

Director Sid Maderazo and Assistant Director Manman Angsico, a veteran theater actor and vocal coach, are the masterminds behind the creative execution of the “Five Hugas ng Krismas” music video. In it, the finger-tutting choreography features five hands that represent the five points of the star – reminiscent of the Filipino Christmas parol.

For the background, sliding panels and creative props help depict the different times one should remember to wash their hands, specifically during those festive moments that define a Filipino Christmas. From bonding with the family over karaoke, to digging in on the delicious spread of local rice cakes, the music video is a fun and creative way to create awareness about the value of hand-washing.

“Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most challenging. The intention was to shoot the scenes seamlessly with live moving backgrounds. The easy route was to use green screen, but where’s the fun in that? It was all about great team work from everyone involved, and in the goal of sharing about an advocacy worth sharing to kids and the young-at-heart alike,” shares Director Sid Maderazo.


Clean hands for every Filipino

Through the Five Hugas ng Krismas music video, Safeguard aims to address the serious problem with the poor hand-washing habits of Filipinos, which was uncovered by the first Philippine Handwashing Index.

The study found that seven out of ten Filipinos claim to wash their hands with soap after using a public toilet, but only two really do. To add, only water is being used when hand-washing by 60% of women before cooking, and 40% of women before feeding their kids

Children are the most prone to sickness, yet 66% of Filipinos have noticed or witnessed children not washing hands after using the toilet; and 40% of Filipinos do not wash their hands before touching young children.

 “The results of the Philippine Handwashing Index prompted Safeguard to come up with a creative solution to keep hand-washing a top-of-mind habit in every home. Through “Five Hugas ng Krismas”, we want to work together to instill proper hand-washing habits in time of the holiday season, where Filipinos touch and and are in frequent contact with relatives and friends,” explains Jia Salindong-Du, Safeguard Philippines Brand Manager.

For over five decades, Safeguard has been a dedicated hand-washing advocate, promoting proper hand-washing habits with a wide range of antibacterial soaps that provide family protection against germs for up to 24 hours.

Watch and share the Five Hugas ng Krismas music video to spread awareness about the proper handwashing habits this season of joy. Click this link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaExAK84IYk

safeguard alden richards, five hugas ng krimas


Thanks for reading the PR for Safeguard. Are you an Aldub or Aldenatics fan too? Sound off below! :)

HOME 168 Soft Launch Offers Winning Promos to Tenants

Hello po!  Frens in Manila, we know how crazy traffic is! It's like most of our waking (and semi-napping) time is spent on the roads, especially this Holiday Season! That is why, it's a terrific idea to live near your school or work place!

home 168 malate


Home 168 Manila soft-launched its accommodations and services to customers. Being the pioneer of dormitories, made with recycled container vans in Manila. Home 168 delivers affordable and structurally sound housing and amenities to their tenants.

According to Home 168 Management, "There are different social classes for people- Class A, B, C, D and E. The class A and B usually buy condos for themselves. We want to target the class C and below because our accommodation has a higher quality, living standard than what they normally go through every day."

Located in the center of Manila, close to transportation hubs and landmarks, Home 168 has chosen a strategic position for its tenants to be close to the places that matter to them the most. May it be their school, work, business, etc. Also, being close to commercial areas gives them plenty of options for their basic needs such as laundry shops, convenience stores, computer shops, supermarkets and many more.

Home 168 Manila welcomes you with its Colorful, Convenient, Comfortable, Clean and Cozy dormitory spaces for as low as Php 2,800/month!!! Upgrade your life by moving into the fun and safe Home 168 Manila community now.

Home 168 Manila offers:

- More than 500 bed spaces for tenants
- Free mineral water
- Free electricity and water
- Free 100 Mbps WiFi
- Spacious outdoor amphitheater style work, study and charging station
- 24/7 Security with stationed Security Guards and 8-channel CCTV on all key areas of the dormitory compound
- Private lockers
- 2-Storey Bath Room Facility with 56 shower rooms, 48 toilet with bidet, 8 washing area and 8 Urinals
- Free Breakfast from Mondays to Fridays
- Free Cinema on Weekends

It can be really traffic in Manila during rush hour, especially in the Christmas season. “Manila dwellers spend the third longest average time in Asia; being stuck in traffic every day at 66 minutes,” as stated in an article at The Philippine Star.

Home 168 Manila also makes it easier for students to study; and employees to work in Manila. Reducing the need for them to go through the daily grind of commuting. Tenants may choose to unwind and relax at its unique outdoor yet roofed amphitheater.

Customers who have reserved prior to the opening dates, may now move in to their desired units. Not only that, but the first 50 people who book for 9 people, will be able to book an additional person free of charge.

About Home 168 Manila:
A 1332 sq. m project in Malate, Manila established in December 18, 2017. Home 168 Manila wants to bring affordable accommodation and reliable services to the basic needs of employees and students.

For more info, please follow their social media account at https://www.facebook.com/manilahome168/ and website http://www.home168manila.com.

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We often try to ask for tawad or discount rate from our transactions, right? Now Home 168 has all these unbelievable perks for such a low price! Go check out their dorm in Malate now! :)