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Pre-Anniversary Deals at Century Park Hotel

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Century Park Hotel is one of the premier business hotels in Manila with landmarks such as the SM Mall of Asia, the Philippine International Convention Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SMX (a world class venue for exhibitions and conventions), World Trade Center, and Harrison Plaza Shopping Center. Break-seekers walk down steps to the hand-carved mahogany bar and stunning stained-glass windows, and artifacts culled from the historical St. James Gate Brewery-Cellar bar bathes customers in the essence of Ireland like a tub full of lucky charms. Lavish in a classic Superior Room, that boasts gold and white interiors and a complete set of amenities. After a night of infinite moonwalking and jumping jacks, enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast at Café In the Park and cater to that gastronomic craving. The menu blends American bar favorites with Irish specialties, but you may also order from the neighboring restaurants, Century Tsukiji or Top of the Century. Continue reading “Pre-Anniversary Deals at Century Park Hotel”

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Ramen At Its Finest

Ramen  although it wasn’t called that, then — first appeared in Japan in 1910, when Chinese cooks at Tokyo’s Rairaiken restaurant created a signature dish comprising broth and Chinese noodles, which were yellower and more elastic than Japanese noodles because — then as now — their dough was kneaded with kansui, a sodium-carbonate-infused alkaline mineral water.

This wildly popular dish was not called ramen but rather shina soba: Shina is a phonetic rendering of the word “China.” Soba are buckwheat noodles, although the Chinese noodles used in shina soba were wheat-based. Over the next few years, restaurants all over Japan started serving regional versions of shina soba, using local ingredients. Continue reading “Ramen At Its Finest”

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9 out of 10 Filipinos Plagued With Cavities

Filipinos, regardless of age or socio-economic status, have all suffered from a cavity. Figures released by the Department of Health revealed that nine out of ten Filipinos suffer from cavities or tooth decay.[2] Your child could be one of them.

Tooth decay or cavities is the top chronic health concern for children all over the world[3], which, when left untreated, can compromise a child’s eating and sleeping habits, as well as affect their self-confidence. A child suffering from severe cavities may experience difficulty in concentrating on school work, speaking, and even sleeping. Gerlie, a mother of two, shares, “I wasn’t aware that my child was suffering from cavities until one day he cried because of his very painful toothache. He couldn’t move and wasn’t able to do much else until the pain  went away. He didn’t even have the appetite to eat or the energy to go to school.”  These result in increasingly escalating detrimental effects on health, school and work performance, and even self-esteem. Aside from compromising a child’s eating habits, severe decay in baby teeth can have serious consequences for a child’s speech and jaw development. Continue reading “9 out of 10 Filipinos Plagued With Cavities”

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AIR21 launches the first complete Online Platform

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ONLINE shopping is a trend nowadays. And the market is growing that boosts the e-commerce industry in the country. Processes have improved the browsing experience, and provided consumers greater transparency when it comes to exciting deals and discounts. I have an online store and I can’t tell you how stressed I am when the shipping company that I use in unreliable. I’ve always felt that i was at their mercy because there’s no choice. I say the buck stops here I will not pay for crappy service and nor will I be subject to unreliable pick ups.

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All About Kids Bazaar

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This August 9, Working Mom magazine is bringing moms and kids a fun and magical shopping experience like no other as it launches the All About Kids bazaar at the Rockwell Tent. All About Kids bazaar will offer that perfect dose of family fun, with big, big discounts to boot. Apart from games and demos for all kids to enjoy with their families, parents can dig into all their favorite kiddie brands as they go on sale.

Apart from all these, the All About Kids bazaar, which will be hosted by Jackie Lou Blanco, will have an arts and crafts booth, magic shows, bubble tricks, balloon twisters, and other amazing performances. Even a mom and kid pampering booth will be set up to give moms on the go that perfect chance to slow down with their loved ones. Apart from all these, kids will get the unique chance of meeting two of their favorite cartoon characters, SpongebobSquarepants and Patrick Star!

This year’s All About Kids bazaar will also be where Working Mom will hold an online photo promo. To join, simply visit and like Working Mom’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/workingmom.magazine), take a photo during the event, and tag Working Mom with the hashtags #workingmommag and #allaboutkids. Special gifts will be given to selected photos.

All this and more will be happening on August 9 at the Rockwell Tent from 11:00am to 7:00pm. To enter, each family must simply present a copy of Working Mom’s latest August issue, which is available at leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

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How to Go Kraaazy in Garlikland

A quick and convenient getaway is what most of us fantasize about after a long day at work. Probably somewhere cozy with a great view and enough space so we can hang out with our friends and talk about something else besides our deadlines. The con with the city is that we can’t really find a place anymore that’s near, fun, and isn’t as crowded as the MRT. The pros though include the fact that Krazy Garlik has decided to give us a bigger version of Garlikland and letting us be Alice from now until forever. Continue reading “How to Go Kraaazy in Garlikland”

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GET TO KNOW BEA VALERA

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Bea Valera (born on December 12, 1991) better known as “BV” is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) recording artist and songwriter born and raised in the Philippines. As a child, she started doing theatre in and eventually made her way to UP Diliman to study theatre arts. With a true passion for music, she decided to try her luck and focus full time on her work. Continue reading “GET TO KNOW BEA VALERA”

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Bang and Olufsen Takes Elegance To The Next Level

 

Bang & Olufsen has been making high-end televisions alongside its fancy speaker systems for decades, but today it took the wraps off of its first 4K set. The new BeoVision Avant is an unsurprisingly minimal take on a modern television, and features a few unique tricks to set it apart from the mass market TVs lined up at Best Buy.

The BeoVision Avant’s 55-inch LED panel is made by Samsung and offers bright colors and wide viewing angles. It’s framed by a barely-there bezel and is accompanied by a built-in 3-channel audio system with eight speakers and eight separate amplifiers. The Avant has a built-in light sensor that constantly monitors the lighting conditions in the room and adjusts the set automatically for the best presentation without any input from the viewer. Continue reading “Bang and Olufsen Takes Elegance To The Next Level”

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Life is Great in Paseo Verde

Education is the most important inheritance a parent can give to their children, with proper guidance and right up bringing, a child can never go wrong with his or her decisions. This holds true in the case of these two students. At a very young age they persuaded their parents to buy them a condominium unit at Paseo Verde in Las Piñas City.

A mid rise condominium located South of Metro Manila interest the two students, Doreen Joy Rosell and Maria Jessica Bello both students from FEU, because of its unique features that Paseo Verde offers to its unit owners.

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The bike facilities and electronic bike charging is just one feature that the condominium offers, it also has park and play ground of its own located in its premises. Plus the certified accreditation by the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) and a member of the Philippine Green Building Council for its steps toward promoting a sustainable community.

Presently, the awareness in promoting and living in an eco friendly place is the current fad among young people today. They want to give their contribution in protecting the environment and helping it in their own way.

One of the student said that “It is nice to live in a place where you can see trees and green grasses outside your window and gives you the feeling that you’re away from the city.”

The other lass said “South is the place that are being heavily developed, soon it will or might become the new business hub, since most of the place in Metro Manila is already full. The opportunity could be right here. And this is not a loss it could also be a gain for me, because I see this as my first investment.”

In the end, they are positively sure that after they graduated and find the right job, they know that it’s their turn to pay the rest of the monthly payment.

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Who Benefitted From DAP?

So much has been said about Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. Clearly while it is the Malacañang is pushing for the  national budget.

“While its constitutional conferment is not expressed, the Administrative Code has given the President specific authority, when in his judgment the public interest requires and upon due notice to the head of office concerned, to suspend or otherwise stop further expenditure of funds allotted for any agency.”

“Of recent times however, this presidential prerogative has been misused and abused, and has emasculated Congress’ authority to check the President’s discretionary power to spend public funds. In effect, the President seems to have a vast and unbridled control over the national budget.”

These were the words of then Senator Benigno S. Aquino III in the explanatory note of his Senate Bill 3121 entitled “The Budget Impoundment Control Act” in 2008 that sought to limit the discretionary powers of the President to realign and defer releases of funds. The bill sought to prohibit the President from “usurping Congress’ power of the purse.”

According to  of The Daily Tribune.  President Aquino an his clan certainly personally benefited from the DAP and faily illegall and here’s how:

The Department of Agrarian Reform recently confirmed that P5.4 billion of the controversial DAP had been released to the DAR which was used as landowners’ compensation, including those for the relatives of Noynoy for their Hacienda Luisita land.

DAR received P5.4 billion for landowners compensation and another P1.29 billion for agrarian reform communities project 2, with the agency admitting that the DAP funds were used to compensate over 4,000 landowners, including those of the hacienda. Most of the landowners are the Cojuangcos and Aquinos.

DAR paid the Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) a total of P471.50 million broken down as follows: P304.03 million as the actual cost of land and an additional P167.47 million as interest.  The report stated that the amount is 11.6 percent of the P4.052 billion paid to more than 4,000 landowners.
It turns out that the amount paid to Hacienda Luisita was equivalent to P100,000 per hectare, double the value initially prescribed by the April 24, 2012 Supreme Court (SC) decision on the hacienda.

Surely, given this admissions, it proves that not only did Noynoy and his clan benefit immensely from the DAP, but also that he and his relatives even paid themselves more than the amount of compensation that had been decreed by the then Corona court for the landowners.

I’m sure Presidet Aquino, Mar Roxas,  and Budget Secretary Butch Abad is starting to shake in their boots. After all, his predecessor, Arroyo, also couldn’t be impeached during her term for the same reason that she had complete control of Congress after generously giving out people’s money to the lawmakers. But look at her now – devoid of freedom and pride.

Aquino cannot be impeached for as long as he has Congress on his leash, nor criminally charged because of his presidential immunity. But he can be sent to jail, just like Arroyo and former President Joseph Estrada, after his term in 2016.

This scary thought can change the political landscape in the remaining two years of Aquino’s term. Either he tries to find a very strong contender within his political party with the likes of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, or drop his party mates and support the most likely to win, at this time Vice President Jojo Binay, who is after all a longtime family friend, with a firm commitment that Aquino would not be prosecuted after his departure from Malacanang.

He has flip-flopped with his stand vis-à-vis the PDAF and the DAP, I see no reason why he can’t do it with his political affiliations. After all, such is the way with Philippine politics, of which the Aquino-Cojuangco clan long been a pillar.