Akari introduces collection of kids-safe LED lighting and mosquito zapping products

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Akari, the country’s leading lighting and technology brand, introduces Akari Junior. Fun and playful lighting options – ranging from character study lamps, to animal-shaped mosquito killers to themed chandeliers complete the new kids-safe Akari Junior line.


Akari Junior aims to bring kids’ dreams to light through a wide collection of products. Make any child’s room bright and inviting with the Akari Junior chandeliers that come in a variety of designs to complement the bedroom’s theme.


Study time can be more fun and productive with desk lamps available in different colors and designs to brighten up the mood. Protect children from mosquitoes that carry dengue or zika virus with the cute but effective Akari Junior’s mosquito killer bulbs and mosquito zappers.



“We at Akari continuously seek to make good use of technology to serve our customers better,” says Akari marketing manager, Marian Gomez. “Now that we have further expanded our product offerings with Akari Junior, we aim to make the lives of many more Filipino families, especially the children, even brighter.”


Committed to providing world-class lighting, electrical and energy-saving products, Akari continues to develop product lines to meet the varying needs of Filipino consumers.


Akari Junior is available in leading hardware stores nationwide. To know more about Akari and its products, visit www.akari.com.ph and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AkariLights.

Be emergency-ready this rainy season with reliable Akari products

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(L-R) Akari’s LED emergency light, 12-inch bluetooth music box fan, and electric mosquito killer
Be emergency-ready this rainy season with reliable Akari products
It’s the rainy season once again, posing hazard to the Filipinos’ health and homes.
Akari, the leading lighting and technology brand in the country, aims to help you keep
your home and family safe and to be emergency-ready this rainy season.
Equip your home with Akari LED emergency light to provide you with temporary lightinof up to seven hours during a power outage. To ensure a longer battery lifespan, ifeatures overcharge/over-discharge protection so you can keep it plugged in and ready-
to-use in times of sudden blackouts.
To avoid mosquito-borne diseases common during the wet season, Akari offers a wide
range of electric mosquito killers that can cover up to 100 square meters with a zapping
voltage of up to 1400V.
Akari also has an AC/DC 12-inch bluetooth music box fan that can keep you cool and
entertained when there is a power interruption. This rechargeable fan can operate for uto six hours; you can also play your favorite tunes via bluetooth with its built-in speaker.
To know more and to purchase these Akari products online, visit www.akari.com.ph or
Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AkariLights .

Maymay and Edward take their connection to the next level with PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi

Teen stars and popular love team Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers are taking their connection to the next level as the new endorsers of PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, the first prepaid service of the country’s No. 1 home broadband.

Both very active on social media, MayWard – as their throngs of fans call them endearingly – know too well the importance of a reliable Internet connection when it comes to reaching out to their followers and sharing every step of their journey to stardom the moment they finished their stint at a famous reality TV show.


“Then, viewers simply had to tune into their television to get to know what we were doing.Nagbago ang lahat nung natapos ang reality TV show. Now we turn to the Internet and social media as a means to share our lives with our fans,” said Edward.

Sharing their journey via social media


“Malaking-malaki talaga ang utang na loob namin sa aming fans, kaya we always engage them as much as as possible. Thanks to the Internet and apps, mas madali for us to get in touch and interact with them kahit nasaan man sila – Pilipinas man o abroad,” said Maymay.

The loveteam’s accounts are filled with their travel adventures, behind-the-scene moments of their gigs and TV appearances, and daily discoveries that show off their fun-loving and carefree personalities.

Instagram remains to be the duo’s main social media platforms, with Maymay boasting 1.8 million followers, and Barber amassing 1.2 million followers. Recently, they also got on board the Tiktok craze, using the app to take short videos and edit them with special effects before uploading them for millions of followers.

Being their own content managers


Just like many celebrities their age, MayWard have turned into their very own social media managers, creating content and managing the account all by themselves. They often start their days scrolling through their own social media feeds, liking and commenting on posts, and then posting their own content to engage with their followers.

 “Very hands-on talaga kami. We think about content that our followers and fans will find fun andmasayang-masaya talaga kami whenever they enjoy what we post and put out there,” said Edward.

Maymay revealed that most of their social media activities are done during their downtime; for example, backstage while waiting for their stage appearances, in transit for their many shows locally and abroad, or at home during their rest days.

“We use our mobile network when we’re on the go, but when we’re in the comfort of our home,malaking tulong talaga if you have a reliable Internet connection for your online activities. It is in this way that having your own PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi makes perfect sense,” said Edward.

Get your sulit on with PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi

Available at PLDT Stores and retailers nationwide, the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi comes with FREE 10GB data valid for seven days for a one-time fee of Php1,995. Because it is prepaid, there are no monthly bill payments, locked-in periods, or even uncontrolled data usage.

Even better, PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi lets you surf for as low as Php15 for 1GB via Home Boost 15, which comes with 1GB valid for 1 day for only Php15. You can enjoy Home Boost 15 as an add-on to promos like Home Boost 50 or up, for greater savings.

PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile Internet, according to a user-generated survey by Ookla, the world’s network testing leader.

“With PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, madaling-madali especially for people our age na magkaroon ng sulit at mabilis na Internet connection sa bahay,” said Maymay. “Because it’s Prepaid Home WiFi,di na kailangan ng contract or locked-in period. Mas madali rin ma-control yung data usage and budget mo kasi maglu-load up ka lang sa tuwing gagamitin mo.”

“Even young people our age know the value of sulit,” said Edward. “We know na ‘leveling up’ does not necessarily mean having to pay a high price tag. With PLDT Prepaid Home WiFi, you can truly get your sulit on and enjoy fast Internet at home without having to shell out too much – that’s what’s sulit about it.”

To know more about PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, visit http://www.pldthome.com and follow PLDT’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PLDTHome) and Twitter (@PLDTHome).

#GerifiedPH: Be a Homewise Mom with Shopwise!

Working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, whatever your situation is, as long as there’s a description of mom in your status, you are busy! And how to clear the mind to make up for the energy you need to get going? Grocery shopping!

Anyone can cook; but even if you can doesn’t mean you should… unless you’re a mom!

I’m one of those moms who unfortunately doesn’t have the confidence in the kitchen. I stick to recipes and my creations in the kitchen although not frequent, (hubby usually does the cooking and I do the washing) is passable when I strictly follow the instructions – and with that said, I always look for easy-to-follow recipes! Kitchen is not yet my forte, but with some constant effort, perseverance and help from the right sources, I know that I’m getting there!

So where to find the right sources?

Shopwise and Mommy Mundo very well know the fact that moms are busy and that mommies enjoy walking through neatly-stacked aisles, comparing prices, thinking of what new delish dishes they can recreate and serve their families! They partnered up to give moms their best grocery trip to Shopwise with The Home Wise Moms Duo Series!

One was held last March 5 at Shopwise Alabang wherein Mommy Sabrina Go of SunfullySabrina.com shared her new recipes – the Adobo Sushi and the Ube Crepe; and last March 10 where yours truly was grateful to grace at Shopwise Cubao wherein Chef Golda Liamzon shared her wise-mom easy-to-follow recipes while sharing her kitchen skills in the process.


We got to sit back, relax and enjoy our learning of fun, games, and surprises with fellow moms.

We also learned new kitchen tricks from Mommy Blogger Rochelle Rivera! Being a hands-on mom maybe tiring at times, but the sweet fruits of our labor – a loving home with healthy happy kids in it is truly worth it!

Where better to gain new tricks up the sleeves than in Shopwise? Many moms have made Shopwise their shopping destination of choice as it offers a wide selection of fresh goods, groceries, clothes, toys and even home accessories in a very comfortable setting! The best part, this is where you can find grocery that matches all your needs in discounted deals, sales and offers!

More photos of the event here.

Shopwise truly offers freshness and budget-friendly variety, the stuff wise moms are made of!


How to be a #Homewise mom? Have a @mommymundo #mom247planner and a @shopwise_ph #wiseclub card!

For inquiries, visit Shopwise Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShopwiseSupercenters/


#GerifiedPH: Perk Up your Morning with #BelVitaBreakfast

Eat breakfast at least 2 hours after waking up. That is how you could still consifer your breakfast healthy according to RND, Ms. Eden Rouela Ruta, Supervising Nutritionist-Dietician of Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines.

But let’s face it, living in the fast-paced world, who has the time to seat back, smell the aroma of your coffee beans while cooking your perfectly soft and round sunny-side up on a daily basis?

Exactly! That is why Mondelez Philippines introduces belVita breakfast biscuits for those frequent mornings on the go! If you woke up late and can’t squeeze time to cook, what more, to eat, then just grab a pack of belVita breakfast biscuit and you could eat breakfast while battling traffic on EDSA or humans in MRT!

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For a convenient and delicious mornings, belVita is a delicious breakfast biscuit specially designed to help meet the morning energy needs of consumers and keep up with their fast-paced lifestyles!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning even while on-the-go as the well-loved breakfast biscuit that has helped energize consumers all over the world finally makes its debut in the Philippines.

BelVita is the first-ever breakfast biscuit from Mondelez Philippines which aims to address consumers’ growing needs for convenient and delicious well-being snacks.

Expanding in the well-being space

“We live in a fast-paced world where people have increasing awareness of their well-being needs but are sometimes challenged by the lack of time to prepare and eat a balanced breakfast. Their preferences are evolving and they want snacks that are not only delicious but offer convenience and good nutrition. We see belVita entering the breakfast category by creating this new biscuit occasion. We envision belVita to energize this well-being space,” said Anna Sapitan, Mondelez Philippines’ Marketing Manager for the Biscuits Category.

Just like any young Filipino couple, Karylle and Yael live a hectic and active lifestyle. With their life goals, they know that breakfast is very important. It’s the time they get their energy for a long list of activities ahead. “Breakfast is sometimes the only meal we get to enjoy together with our many commitments. This is why belVita breakfast biscuit is ideal for the lifestyle we have. We try to eat a balanced breakfast every morning. So we pair belVita with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk and we know we have everything we need to jumpstart our day,” Karylle shared.

Karylle and Yael’s Marriage and Mornings here.

As for the taste, Yael likes how tasty and easy it is for him to have his breakfast. “I like belVita not only because it is convenient to eat but also because it’s really yummy. It’s easy to reach for and it fills me up just right. When I want a delicious, healthy and convenient breakfast, it’s the perfect go-to,” Yael mused. With their jampacked days, Karylle and Yael turn to belVita as their breakfast staple, making them the perfect couple to introduce and endorse the brand to the Philippine market.

Specially created for breakfast

Several studies confirm that this accelerated shift to convenient well-being products in the snack industry is well-founded. Reference from the Philippines’ adult energy and nutrient intakes study published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal in 2013identified 1 out of 5 adults in Philippines tend to skip breakfast.  It is also noted in the Food and Nutrition Research Institute 2013 Dietary Survey that only a third or 31.5% of households in urban areas are able to meet their energy requirements for the day. And in the National Capital Region, 1 in 10 or 13% of households consume their breakfast outside their homes. “Belvita is specially designed for breakfast,” said Princess Landicho, belVita Brand Manager. “Just pair it with a serving of dairy products and fruit for a balanced breakfast to help kickstart your morning with energy. It is also a great on-the-run snack because of its convenient packaging.”

“BelVita breakfast biscuits are made with whole grain cereals, which include whole wheat and oat, and are fortified with vitamins and minerals such s Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, D, calcium, iron and zinc. And thanks to more than 15 years of research, belVita is also baked using a special gentle baking process, which helps to preserve the nutritional quality of our cereal ingredients,” Landicho added.

First launched in 2011 in the United Kingdom as a breakfast biscuit, this global breakfast icon is sold in more than 50 countries. Locally, belVita is available in two flavors: Milk and Cereal, and Honey and Chocolate. BelVita is also purposely packaged to help consumers exercise portion control. It is available in a 4-pack box with an SRP of P30.50 and the single 20g pack worth P8.25 that contains two delicious and filling biscuits. Delicious and nutritious, each piece can be part of a convenient breakfast to give energy for a packed day ahead.

Pair it with a fruit, be it banana or an apple, and a tetra milk and you’re ready to go! belVita Breakfast is specially developed by belVita’s very own nutritionists; gently baked to preserve the nutritional values of selected cereals, whole grains and 8 important vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Calcium) to power up your day!

The launch was held at B Hotel in Quezon City last February 20 wherein artist and singer, Daryl Ong started the event by serenading the audience. It was followed by a short presentation by Ms. Eden, a cook and a registered nutritionist and dietitian who talked about the importance of breaking the fast right, followed by Mondelez Philippines Biscuit Category Manager, Ms. Ana Sapitan who talked about how belVita reached the Philippine shores. Last presentation was Ms. Princess Landicho, Mondelez Philippines Brand Manager who unveiled to us the two variants of belVita Breakfast Biscuits – Cereal & Milk, which is now available nationwide, and Honey & Chocolate coming soon! The event was hosted by Ms. Issa Litton who introduced us to the couple, Karylle & Yael – the new couple faces of belVita Philippines!

More photos of the event here.

Aside from discussing their everyday morning routine and how thru belVita they achieve the energy they needed through out their hectic schedules, they also played a game with selected audience to see how belVita could help you win the game! Guess who won? It’s the wife. It’s always the wife! Haha Kidding aside, Yael was very game in posing and well surrendered to his wife.

Last part of the event was the Q&A. Find out Yael Yuzon‘s favorite belVita spread and how many #belVitabreakfast can Karylle eat in one sitting on the video below!

Yes, #belVita could be added to your school kids lunch box, too! But, is belVita Philippines recommended for elderlies and people with conditions such as diabetis and G6PD? Watch the video as #belVitaBreakfastBiscuits’ very own nutritionist from Malaysia answered our #gerifiedph questions! #belvitabreakfast

Thank you so much Castro PR and belVita Philippines for having me! Know more, like and follow belVita Philippines on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/belVita) and at Instagram (@belvitaPH).

#GerifiedPH: Pambansang Bae for Safeguard

October 12 is celebration of Global Hand Washing Day and Safeguard is supporting the campaign against germs, bacteria and viruses by simply washing hands with soap as frequently as possible. Hence, on this day, Safeguard held an awareness event at the Baseco Compound covered court in Tondo, wherein invited media and blogger friends join the students of Baseco Elementary School for the  grand celebration.

Last October 12, Safeguard together with the Pambansang Bae, Alden Richards initiated a movement to a healthier Philippines through the Global Handwashing Day celebration in Baseco Compound, Tondo, Manila. The nation’s favorite soap and the celebrity icon educated kids on the need to properly wash hands.
Representatives from the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) and the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) were also present to join the festivities as everyone take active steps to
spread awareness on the relevance of proper handwashing.

The event was started with statistics shown by Ms. Jia Salindong, Brand Manager of Safeguard Philippines and Ms. Carissa Limcaoco, Communications Manager of Safeguard Philippines.

More about Safeguard’s Handwashing Statistics here.

The covered court held different stations that includes:

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Station 1: Microbiology Laboratory complete with protective googles and laboratory gown wherein Germatologist

The highlight of the event, just like the title of this blog post is none other than the live performance of Pambansang Bae, the half of Aldub’s love team, Alden Richards! Alden sang the newest Safeguard jingle for the holidays! Alden emphasized the importance of washing hands after banyo, after playing, before magbonding, before magmano, and before kumain.

Station 2: Philippine Hand Washing Index shows that before magbonding, we have to wash our hands because Filipinos touch more than 23 other people an average of 90 times per day and we can get influenza if we don’t.

We should also wash our hands bago kumain because 40% of Filipinos wash their hands with WATER ONLY before feeding their children and it could lead to streptococcus and fecal flora infections.

Wash hands with Safeguard after playing. Only half of Filipinos wash thier hands after using their mobile phones – known to be one of the dirties surface, this if not prevented, could lead to hepatitis A.

Do not leave the rest room without washing your hands with Safeguard. Do we really need to say this? Yes, because apparently, 7 out of 10 Filipinos claim to wash their hands after using the toilet but ONLY 2 out of 10 really do and what’s more alarming?

More than half, that’s a whooping 64% of Filipinas DO NOT wash their hands at all after using a mall toilet! Eww ladies!

All about Alden Richard spreading love, not germs here.

The event was a success, catchy songs made kids remember to always make hugas, Safeguard hugas! We learned about the importance of frequent hand washing of hands with soap, the proper way of washing hands and get ourselves familiar with the diseases we could avoid just by making hand washing with Safeguard a regular daily habit.

Together with Safeguard and Alden, we encourage you to do your part in promoting proper handwashing to keep every Filipino healthy and protected throughout this season.

#gerilenmbf: Holding Hands While Dancing to Forever

The universe aligned as he kneel down and popped the question. “Will you marry me?”

A video played back in your head. You vividly remembered how he fell asleep in your lap, you softly chuckled as you mentally mimicked his snore. His awkward laugh like a seal running out of breath was funny. His mental to video games and to answer “Dota o Ako”, him kneeling down meant you won the battle.

Tearfully nodding, you whispered a sobbing but convicted yes.

You looked into each other’s eyes foreseeing the future as you exchange “I do.”

The planning was a heck of once-in-a-lifetime roller coaster ride and the wedding, albeit it’s imperfection, was amazing. Your future was sealed.  And you live happily ever after… or do you? Let’s look in to the details of that three dots that came after those promising words

And they live the happily ever after…


The Honeymoon years

There’s no nightlife for a newly wed husband; the wife is eagerly awaiting his return. Here’s a poem I wrote for newly weds.

#gerilenmbf: “A Waiting Romance”
I’m cold and I’m alone,
but I’ll be waiting here at home
come, caress me tonight
Darling, embrace me tight
Rule over my body,
Complete my being, baby…
I’ll show you what I’ve got,
I’ll take you to my spot.
These… exclusively yours,
and so are my heart and soul…
Make me sweat, make me shout…
Husband, slow it down, hush me till the dawn…

The master’s might be sizzling but the honeymoon stage is also the adjustment stage. The fact that you’re cohabiting means you’ll start hearing him snore every night. The OCD in you will wail in protest when you’re mate’s lazy slob attitude (opposite attracts, remember?) kicks in. This is also the time that’ll be revealed to what does your mate look life when he/she woke up aka the reality, which translate to farts and rainbows, or in a more sensible way, the good and the bad, the imperfections. And in this stage, you both should adjust, compromise and decide not just for yourself’s interest but for the both of you.

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Never expect that just because you exchanged wedding vows, and live on the same address means you’re spare to the drama of complications and an instant experts at married life. Yes, you might have acquired valuable social skills when you were single, and they might have improved while you were dating. Marriage however is a whole new challenge, it will test those skills in new ways and will very much require that you gain new ones.

Settling in the nest

Whether with kids or not, this is where the line in the graph will back drop a little but will continue on a more steadier pace – like spoon sleeping and waking up on each other’s back. You can fart and not mind it.

A video played back in your head. You vividly remembered how he fell asleep in your lap, did you softly chuckled or snorted in dismay as you mentally mimicked his snore? His awkward laugh like a seal running out of breath was funny, was it funny now? His mental to video games and to answer “Dota o Ako”, him kneeling down meant you won the battle, or did you? And does it bother you?

Very much settled in the nest – comfortable and warm. And sometimes, boring. This is where we temptation to look for others, or giving up on your mate happens when you’re not happy anymore. Like formerly stated, we must compromise and meet half-way to make it through.

Look to God for a Happy Relationship – After all, the originator of marriage is God. Genesis 2: 22, 23 described the first marriage. Eve, the first woman was brought to her man, Adam.

“This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.”

The husband is the head of the family.—Ephesians 5:23.

If you are a husband, it is expected that you care for your wife tenderly as she was made to complement you. She was from your side to protect, not from your feet to step on. Shower her with dignity and love and as much as possible, put her interest in front of yours.

The wife on the other hand needs to respect the head of the family deeply and support him to fulfill his role. Support wholeheartedly, cooperate and suggest for the betterment of the family. With this, you will not only be beautiful to your husband’s eyes, you will also be beautiful to your Creator’s.

Forgive Fluently – Do not expect perfection of yourself or of your mate. No one is perfect, including your mate and your marriage. Do not nurture bitterness on your spouse’s mistake and zealously work to overcome your hateful remarks – this will be the key to your road of recovery and happier days ahead.

Make love grow – Like growing a plant in a pot, good communication is like drizzling refreshing water to the dried dying crop. Work hard to speak respectfully to each other and be more emphatic by being more understanding to your SO (significant other)’s feelings and thoughts. Through good communication, you can solve the problem easily and peacefully.

Holding Hands while Dancing to Forever with DelFabcon

When you’re loving someone, you remember everything about that someone – the outline of hair, your favorite trait, tone of voice, even the smell.

Did you know? Smell is the oldest sense.

Just like smell, marriage is the oldest and the smallest community of humans. Even when eyes closed, you can smell and determine your loved ones. Check out how how Team Kramer is trusting Del to keep their clothes mabango all day.


Scents can make you nostalgic.

It can make you remember treasured memory with a loved one in the past and with Del Forever you can make memories more special because Del Forever Joy and Love now has 15x longer lasting bangooooo vs a regular detergent brand based on consumer test in Metro Manila.

Wearing perfume is so luxurious but expensive, but with Del Forever you can smell like a million bucks for only Php 4.00 SRP! Even when drying clothes, the laundry area where your clothes lines are and your closets were your folded clothes are will definitely smell delightful.

Not just that, because it’s 15x longer bango than regular detergent brand, you can smell beautiful and handsome even at the end of the day! Now. you don’t have to cuddle your loved ones after work while worrying if you’re smelling like smog or a PUV exhaust!

DELDel Fabric Conditioner will keep the sweetness long-lasting and keep the relationship fresh!

Forever is a myth, while Lifetime is rare.

Marriage is tough. It demands constant effort and teamwork for both husband and wife to make it work. One secret of having a long-lasting relationship is to keep God as the center of the marriage.

Marriage, for me is like holding hands while dancing to forever. You can step on your partner’s foot, miss a rhythm and skip a beat. But with the right determination, and continuous practice, you and your partner will perfect the steps and will fluidly dance to the music – two beings being one.

Marriage is tough but can succeed, and to keep forever alive, I’ll end my post with this cute #TeamKramer #CudDelForever TVC:

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