PLDT Home Fibr presents “Kitang Dalawa”

Multi-awarded thespians Franco and Ayen Laurel to mark first ever concert on Oct.11

Kitang Dalawa co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr

Expect to be mesmerized as two of the country’s renowned thespians and real-life couple Franco and Ayen Laurel are staging their first ever concert together, KITANG DALAWA, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino on October 11, 2018.

 

The concert, which covers a wide range of musical genres from Broadway, Original Pilipino musicals, Pop, Jazz to Gospel and Kundiman, is co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr, the country’s most powerful broadband, in line with its push to bring world-class acts into the spotlight.

 

Joining them in the concert are their children Mariella Laurel, Hasan and Angia Laurel with the special participation of Whiplash, Joni Galeste and Jourdan Bartolome.

 

KITANG DALAWA is written and directed by Floy Quintos, musical direction by Von De Guzman, lighting design by Monino Duque, choreography by Cecile Martinez and PJ Rebullida, Set Design by Mitoy Sta. Ana, Costume Design by Rajo Laurel for House of Laurel, JC Buendia, Jojie Lloren, M Barretto and Jaz Cerezo.

 

For tickets, call 832-3704 or 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph and http://www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Get the biggest savings from your trusted brands

 One can never go wrong with value-for-money purchases

Everyone loves a “sulit” purchase. Whether you’re on a budget or on a splurging mode, getting the ‘most bang for your buck’ is a simple yet profoundly rewarding feeling.

When it comes to spending, less doesn’t always mean more. Oftentimes, investing early on or upgrading strategically can be more cost-efficient especially for necessary items and essential services at home. 

Here are five ways you actually save more in the long run by strategically spending now.

 1.      Bigger is better. For regular-use items like detergent soap, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, coffee or milk, buy the bigger or family-sized packages. This eliminates the need for you to buy more often. Items which come in refillable containers also give you more savings because you’ll only have to buy refill packs which are cheaper. The same principle applies to buying in bulk aka wholesale especially for food items you consume daily like rice or eggs.


2.      
Pay in full. Whenever you can, it’s always best to settle your bills in full. This especially applies to credit cards and tuition fees. Paying in full means you avoid interest charges which can significantly compound debt. In most schools, a discount is given to parents who opt to pay in full at the start of the school year. Aside from the savings, not having to worry about succeeding payments is always a priceless feeling.

 

Reduce clutter

Get an extra. Having an extra of everything is not just convenient, it’s also practical. For instance, buying two pairs of reasonably priced office shoes so you can alternately use them is a smarter choice than buying one expensive pair which will wear out faster if used daily. 

4.      Buy in bundles. Aside from saving you money, bundles save you shopping time. It also helps you avoid the temptation of choosing a more expensive brand. There are bundles for food items, toiletries, clothing and even digital services. PLDT’s Best Buy Bundle is a bundle that brings together the digital lifestyle basics of Filipino families—home broadband, mobile connectivity and home entertainment.

 

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The Best Buy Bundle enables subscribers to mix and match unlimited PLDT Home Fibr, Smart mobile, and Cignal pay TV plans. Aside from the unified bill, subscribers enjoy huge savings of up to 15% off when they bundle three services and 10% off if they choose a pair. The savings are actually quite substantial if you do the math—up to P11,300 in a year. The best part about PLDT’s Best Buy Bundle is that you can actually upgrade your broadband, mobile and pay TV plans and end up saving more.

Making the most of your hard-earned money is always a challenge but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. The first crucial step is changing the way you think about spending. Remember: Spending less now does not always mean you actually save more. By thinking ahead and looking at the bigger picture, you can make smarter and more practical purchase decisions without compromising quality and comfort.

#GerifiedPH: Millennial Moms Ph’s #MomTribe Meet-Up for First-Time Moms

It takes a village to raise a child.

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The quote above was an old African proverb originated in Igbo and Yoruba now commonly known as Nigeria; it depicts the importance of an entire community in its active role in contributing to the rearing of one’s child.

Photo on the left: #Dabibot munching on a peeled carrot. Instead of eating chips and deep fries, toddlers can munch on finger food like carrots, cucumbers and parsley. Just make sure that the toddler is always under an adult supervision.

One of my determined goals when I was a first time parent, was to breastfed my child exclusively for the first six months of his life and then, let him self-wean. It was a success. That is what I’m doing now for my second child. But my first-time mom journey wasn’t all wet kisses and tight hugs, and I can’t tell it is now that I’m a mom of two little gentlemen. I still have a lot to learn and I’m opening my mind to it; aside from wet kisses and tight hugs, I’m so ready for that still-hot poop and sour pukes, especially now that I got a millennial tribe behind my back.

Millennial Moms are mothers who were born between 1978 and 1994.

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The quote above was what came into my mind the moment I learned about this offline meet up – a transition into the modern era that Millennial Moms Philippines summed up to be hashtag #MomTribe.

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Millennial Moms Ph provides an offline avenue for moms to SHARE, INSPIRE and CONNECT with other moms in a workshop or seminar type of events  where they advocate to help and teach millennials parents to be good in keeping their homes and family in a good state – just like how women of tribes do to cultivate and nourish the village. Hence, moms would love to work inside the home.

  • To be good homemakers
  • To survive when maids are not around
  • To train and guide helpers in the household

#MomTribe

The #MomTribe Meet Up event held last June 24 was very laid back. Breastfeeding moms are everywhere. Crying babies and laughing running toddlers was a norm and no one judged anyone.

19396684_1441211965922059_4998812595384145849_n.jpgOn our way to the event, Dabibot fell asleep after breastfeeding.

Everyone was welcomed and understood. I feel like I belong… I didn’t bring my toddlers with me because the hubby is gracious enough to make pasyal the kids in the mall while I’m in the event but I like how moms with crying babies for the first time will not look others in the eyes apologetically – I wished I brought Dabibot.

I love how everyone was whispering that the baby’s is cute, so chubby. Humbly excusing and proudly excused were the exchanges of the conversation – babywearing, using strollers, breastfeeding, bottle-fed, mix feeding, using disposable diapers, cloth diaper users. Just a smile and a nod, no mommy shaming.

Everyone was dog-eyed seeing the babies cue or smile. And everyone gasp when a baby smacked her face on the table.

Finally, an avenue for moms.

The event was hosted by millennial mom behind the Millennial Moms Ph, Ms. Dette Zulueta. She introduced us to the Mom Tribe Community, its advocacy and its sponsors that made the event possible.

Then we were grouped into four. The Super Moms, the Hot Mommas, the Anata Hearts and the Wonder WoMoms (our group). We introduced ourselves to each other and talked about our backgrounds.

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In our group, one’s a nurse, two are full-time moms, two are mom-prenuers and one corporate mom. Like a good mix, we learned and picked something from the other. It was really a refreshing intimate conversation for me after years of only talking to the drooling infants – I’m a work at home mom, afterall.

I didn’t get the chance to get a decent photo, the lactating treats from SugarSensationsPh went down the throat in less than a minute. I saved the lolly for later.

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Aside from the group activities, Asian Parenting held a human bingo.

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One of the things I learned the hard way is that when you are young, you are idealistic, but as you age, you should embrace the reality as well. One of the things I do to fight against the pressure of idealism is by practicing Stoicism – the art of not giving a care to people and circumstances that doesn’t help or improve you.

I never had a night life. Other moms in the group also has a limited social life after having the baby – and like a said earlier, everyone was refreshed on finally talking to another adult after a year of baby talking. Personally, one of the things I can’t do now is to travel alone. I don’t have anyone to leave the kids with and I’m a breastfeeding momma who hates pumping – add that to the equation and you’ll end up knowing I breastfeed even during my site inspection visits.

Usually, just an encouragement and affirmation that it’s okay, everything will fall into place is all I need to keep on striving and moving forward.

Makansutra

The #MomTribe held last Saturday and the future #MomTribe events was and will be held at Makansutra, 2nd floor of SM Megamall.

It rained prizes and gifts from sponsors like PLDT Home Fibr, Bite Lock, Smart Steps, Baby Company and a sample giveaways and live demo from Pampers.

More photos of the event here.

#MomTribe Meet-Up Schedule for the next few months are as follows:

August 12, September 16 and October 14, 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Makansutra, SM Megamall. Stay tuned on their official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MillennialMomsPH/

and join the tribe here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/millennialmomsph/ 

Other Social Networking Site:

Blog – www.millennialmomsph.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/millennialmomsph/

#GerifiedPH: Mommy Mundo’s Mom Day Out!

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Photo above is a PLDT Artwork by freelance artist Samantha Abalos, the design depicts how technology influences and truly becomes part of everyone’s digital lives. As PLDT pursues its digital transformation, it constantly evolves to become more reliable, capable, and to better serve customers – that includes mothering in the modern world.

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Being a mom starts from conceiving, or bringing up a child with care and affection even if they’re not your own… but once you are a mom, you’ll be a lifetime mom, for it doesn’t stop from feeding, burping, changing diapers, making sure they eat thrice a day and keeping them away from cold and flu.. not even after sending them to preparatory school and later to universities. Motherhood, it’s way more than that.

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This event was not about the baby, nor the toddler, nor the teenager; it’s all about the mommy. Surprisingly refreshing, the event break one of the oldest wives tale ever told, shattering the huge proverbial glass wall into tiny insignificant fragments

that good mothers shouldn’t have time for themselves because they’re too busy taking care of her family and home.

Read on and that raised eyebrow and sarcastic glare will turn into a slow but steady nod making your lips smile involuntarily…

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