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You have to wait for 3 full minutes to let the goodness of this conditioner seep into the hair cuticles and its all worth it! busy moms like me who have few or no “me time” at all will definitely benefit from this wonderful miracle!

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It’s a fundraising event like no other before by Fundación Santiago in collaboration with the Fundación Real Madrid. It’s “Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic.”

This two-week football training for the youth and for football coaches will happen in a span of 12 days from April 19 to May 2 in Metro Manila and in Negros Occidental. Goooal! participants will be trained by the best coaches from the Real Madrid C.F. youth team in Spain on individual technique and tactical team training.

In the words of Fundación Santiago executive director, Chaco Molina: “Here’s a case that proves that doing good is More Fun in the Philippines. Indeed a unique opportunity to be of help to those who have less in life while enjoying the practice of your favourite sport, mentored by internationally acclaimed coaches.”

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It all started with a novel joint project in Nasugbu, Batangas designed to keep children in school and out of harms-way through the practice of football. Notably, the proceeds from “Goooal!: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic” will go to Fundación Santiago’s Volun2rism Program, particularly the Real Madrid Foundation Social Sports School (Escuelas Socio Deportivasin Batangas and Negros Occidental.

It will foster inclusive development for under-served children while they pursue their passion for football and enhance their academic performance. The Social Sports School likewise aspires to teach them good values associated with sports and teamwork as well as healthy living.

This summer Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic” will hone the football skills of participants, ages 7 to 18 years old, in daily sessions held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila from April 20 to 24 and at the SJR Football Field in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental from April 27 to May 1.

The Coach Clinic is a whole day educational session for football coaches on pre-championship and pre-competition preparation for young players, set for April 19, in Metro Manila and on May 2, in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

“Goooal: The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic” is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Spanish Embassy in Manila, MAPFRE-Insular, Roxas Holdings and Lifeline.

For more info, you may contact Cheska Lacson, Resource Mobilization Officer of Fundación Santiago at E: cheska@fundacionsantiago.com | M: +63936 -9677660 | T: 696-2457

We want to try something new in Tagaytay. We skip our usual RSM stopover and drive a bit further, randomly stopping on a small restaurant that first caught our attention – and that is, as the title goes, – Tootsie’s!


The interior of this restaurant was very homey, vintage-inspired with a touch of antique Filipino pride like chimes of wooden pigs, carabaos, fishes and more.


The structure itself is quite old and a bit rusty but that just add a touch of art and history to this place. The smell of lemongrass entices your senses to the local Filipino dishes that they offer in a very affordable price.


Unfortunately, I hadn’t got the time to take photos of our orders; but the star of our table, the Beef Bulalo really pulls off my expectation of tender meat and savory broth.




The crews were very friendly; they even give toddlers special treats. Clyde was happy to get a hold of a big chocolate lollipop for dessert! And their restrooms are satisfactory clean.

Skincare has evolved with technological breakthroughs that continue to identify causes of skin damage, as well as preventive and restorative treatments that address specific problems to make our skin more vibrant and healthier-looking. However, with each milestone in the science of skin, we have yet to master the biggest beauty secret of all: sunscreen.

Cate Blanchett uses Daylong daily to protect her skin against the harmful rays of the sun

Daylong, from the makers of Cetaphil, is now taking the advocacy in encouraging everyone to commit to using sunscreen every day.

Daylong brand manager, Jon Lee, stresses the importance of using sunscreen daily. Backed by information from the World Health Organization and Daylong’s study into everyday UV levels, Jon reveals, “Sun exposure in the city is not at all that different from the beach. UV radiation levels can get as high in the urban environment as when you’re out of town. Even indoors, the sun’s rays could still seep through windows or bounce off from walls or surfaces – and even laptops, video screens, and room lighting emit radiation. When we deal with daily UV exposure, we’re talking about accumulated, cellular damage, which translates to both cosmetic problems such as wrinkles and skin health problems like photodermatitis and melanoma.”

Apart from clinically proven protection against skin cancers, Daylong defends down to the cellular level to prevent DNA damage, which causes collagen degradation, sagging, and fine lines. Premature skin aging is often triggered by daily, long-term UV damage, and everyday sunscreen usage is a key component to keeping skin looking younger.

One such icon of seemingly eternal youth is Oscar-winning actress, Cate Blanchett. In an interview with Glamour magazine, she attributes her classical, ageless beauty to her favorite moisturizer, as well as to her daily sunscreen of choice, Daylong. Besides her usual beauty regimen, she never skips sunscreen on a daily basis especially under the sun from New York to Australia.

To strengthen its commitment for everyday sunscreen use, Daylong is working with five women that embody the urban lifestyle – namely student and FOX Sports Asia courtside reporter, Janeena Chan; model and mommy blogger Jackie Go; the triathlete known as The Bull Runner, Jaymie Pizzaro; beauty blogger and owner of Catwalk Cosmetics and Wigs, Marj Sia; and lifestyle show writer and host, Marie Lozano.

These women have taken on the commitment of spreading the word of daily sunscreen wear whether at the beach or in the city. Equipped with new knowledge on how to change the view on sun protection, Daylong aims to spread awareness on the daily sunscreen use from the cloudiest day up to the sunniest summer day. Achieving skin as healthy and as beautiful as these ambassadors is possible.

Daylong is applicable even for the most sensitive skin. It can even be worn under make-up without any problems because of its non-greasy and non-comedogenic properties.

Daylong’s commitment to daily sun care can be viewed online at www.Daylong.ph, and on Daylong Philippines’ social media pages: DaylongPH on Facebook and @DaylongPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Kalibrr, a Philippine tech start-up, recently joined the ranks of successful companies like AirBnB, Reddit, Dropbox, Scribd and 9-gag, which were initially funded by Silicon Valley venture firm, Y-Combinator. Headed by University of California-Berkeley alumni, Paul Rivera and Dexter Ligot-Gordon, Kalibrr is a cloud-based job-matching platform, which makes online recruitment not only faster and smarter, but also more reliable.

Kalibrr generated a whopping $2 million, the largest fund raised by a local start-up so far. This was made possible by a number of investors, 75% of which are foreign-based including Pierre Omidyar of eBay and Y Combinator, and 25% from PH-based Kickstart Ventures.

“We are proud to be the first Filipino company to receive support from the Valley, but we certainly hope that we are not the last,” says Rivera, Kalibrr founder.

The firm started local operations in the fourth quarter of 2014 and their platform is currently on beta, but the founders recently disclosed their plan of going full swing by the second quarter of this year. 

“We are almost done getting initial feedback from our clients and from the jobseekers using Kalibrr. After that, we will be able to add more features to the site. Thanks to the seed fund, we were able to grow the team with just me and Dexter to about 32 people, handling front- and back-end, content, and sales.” adds Rivera.

Six months after going online and Kalibrr has already provided 1,000 jobs to individuals and has gained the trust of over 2,300 companies, including key players in the telecommunications, real estate, finance, and services sectors.

“Kalibrr’s vision is simple—Evolution and revolution of recruitment. We want to remove the notion of job search. It’s now job match. We want to create an ideal experience for both the job seeker, and company to be able to connect and match with each other. We’re truly innovating in our space and I think we can be very proud to say that we are bringing this technology not only in Manila, but to Cebu, Davao, the entire Philippines, and soon, the rest of the world, ” shares Dexter Ligot-Gordon, co-founder.  

“I think people will be inspired and they will realize that we can really build a valuable technology and start an organization in the Philippines. This will be a testament where the country is at this point of time, relative to the rest of the world.  The Philippines is now back in a global economic stage. We are no longer the sick man of Asia. We’re probably the healthiest man in Asia right now,” concludes Rivera.

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With their newest franchise opening in the Crown Jewel of Mindanao, Serenitea looks to further cement their place as the country’s leading homegrown milk tea brand. One of the forerunners of the milk tea craze in the Philippines, Serenitea held the grand opening of their second branch outside of Manila last month, drawing an excited crowd with their signature Jumbo Cup promo.
General Manager, Juliet Herrera, stated that the company found an opportunity to expand in Davao, given the market demand for the brand in the city.
“Serenitea aims to be the preferred choice of Filipinos from all over the country when it comes to enjoying a serene tea-drinking experience, which is why we wanted to be present nationwide,” added Herrera.
As a nod to their Davao market, Serenitea also came up with Durian Madness, exciting new drinks that incorporate the region’s specialty. Exclusively offered in Serenitea Davao, customers can choose between Durian Milk Tea, Durian Royal Frost, Matcha Durian Slush, & Cocoa Durian Slush.
With this innovative and healthy teashop’s passion for serving delicious snacks, and top quality drinks with every cup of freshly brewed tea, Davaoeños can now also have moments of Serenitea at the new branch.
Durian Madness 001Serenitea Davao is located at Victoria Plaza Complex, J.P. Laurel Ave, Bajada, Davao City and is open from Mondays to Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 MN.
For more information on Serenitea, like https://www.facebook.com/iloveserenitea and follow @iloveserenitea on Twitter and Instagram.

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Sunkist has partnered with San Mig Food Avenue in Petron to share Sunkist saya, with their latest promo! Enjoy any Sunkist CJ – Orange, Lemonade, or Apple – with steamed siopao or TJ hotdog sandwich, plus a free chocolate bar for only P50. Snack time has never been this fun, with Sunkist CJ at San Mig Food Ave.


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