Saturday, March 16, 2019

Live a Plant-based lifestyle with The First-Ever Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019

In its mission to improve others’ quality of life, Maxicare encourages members and non-members alike to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins into their diet so they can live longer and feel stronger by inspiring others to fight disease and eat healthily.

The veggie fest was packed with plant-based advocates that offered handpicked products for health-conscious consumers. Held at the Legaspi Active Park in Makati City.

It's my passion also to live a healthy lifestyle although exercise lacks in me, yet I love eating fruits and vegetables. In this event, I found some new dishes made from plant-based and the taste was so good and you don't even notice it came from a vegetable. I bought my lunch with a cup of brown rice and for my viand 3 slices of embutido made with plant-based ingredients, and for my side dish chop cucumber and scramble egg with tomatoes. For my drink, I bought 500 ml of fresh coconut juice. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of my food because of my hunger and hot weather condition. I indulge myself eating a healthy meal that day and enjoy the fest by looking around the booths and taste some few samples they offer. Hopefully, this is not the last that Maxicare hosted this kind event and looking forward to more healthy living advocacies.

The activities included a film showing on plant-based lifestyle and a talk on “Holistic Healing for Wholesome Living” presented by Yoga instructor Donna Francisco, “Guilt Free and Gluten Free Dessert” by Jertie Abergas of Jerties Kitchen, “Skin Food –Understanding the Right Food for Beautiful Skin by Dr. Kathy Amurao-Herrera, “Aging Gracefully” by May Manahan  Lagdameo and Dr. Willie Lagdameo of Health & Wellness Coaches Philippines, Inc., “Lifestyle Medicine” by Dr. Johann Manez, and a “Local Native Plant-Based Eating with Mesa ni Misis” by Juana Manahan- Yupangco.

Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019, a project in support of the company’s Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto “Bobby” Macasaet Jr’s personal advocacy for healthier lifestyles. Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, arranged its first-ever outdoor festival

As obesity and unhealthy lifestyles continue to grow into a global problem.“One of the easiest ways to start your journey to living a healthy life is by eating a plant-based diet, which is why we are very proud to be holding the Maxicare Veggie Fest. Today, we invite everyone to live their best by boosting not only their physical health, but also their mental. It’s like eating your favorites, but without the guilt,” said Macasaet whose main objective is to improve health and wellness, focusing on plant-based nutrition.

Eating shouldn’t be merely about satisfying your hunger because the diet you choose affects every aspect of your health, including the environment. It’s about time to eat healthy, live healthy, and take control of your health!

It’s time to get rid of old habits and start concentrating on moving towards excellent health. Don’t forget to place your inquiries, comments, feedback on social media. For more information visit or their Facebook page

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation: One of the pioneers in the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry was established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system. Three decades later, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO* in the country, continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer support. Maxicare has more than 1.2 Million Members, more than 56,000 affiliated Doctors, more than 1,000 affiliated Hospitals and Clinics, 3,800 Dental providers, 8 Primary Care Centers and 13 Helpdesks, 9 Satellite Offices, 5 Exclusive Wings

Fly High with FrontRow Hot Air Ballon Festival 2019 @ Clark Global City

This year the Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival assure to be even bigger, bolder, busier, and better. To know some of these insights, a press conference was launched on March 14, 2019 at the Enderun Mckincley.

The sky will fill again of eye-popping visual larger-than-life hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes from all over the world. The event boasts of a bigger and more accessible venue at Clark Global City-a thriving hub of industry and commerce that you can literally get to by air, land, and sea.

A huge crowd around 50,000 to 70,000 people are expected to come that weekend, from families with young children, teens, students tourists, to various groups such as motoring clubs, foodies and travel enthusiasts, even real estate groups, and government officials. This event brings people from all walks of life together.

A city with a heart for the environment, where efficiency is the new business norm and gold LEED is the standard, Clark Global City is built to be the Philippines new center for business, culture . entertainment and leisure. Built on accessibility where airports and seaports are just minutes away, and 8-lane roads are never congested, even at full capacity. It's made with breathing space where you're free to move. and businesses have room to grow. It's designed for resiliency, where world-class structures are disaster-ready there's no stoppage on productivity. 

A great summer fun fare destination for families and tourists alike, all geared up to give the audience
and participants a truly awesome and fun-filled experience and a good run for their fuel's worth.

From the morning flight all the way to the concert at night, the festival will be packed with entertainment to make the events debut a truly memorable one. Thousands of daily spectators, great food, lively entertainment and a breathtaking show all happening in the spectacular venue on this 3-day festivity.


Catch the country's hottest music acts, along with the best of Pampanga's bands will take the stage every night over the weekend with the country's hottest acts-Slapshock on Friday, Kamikazee on Saturday and Ely Buendia, Hale, and Unique Salonga on Sunday.


1. FRIDAY ( April 12, 2019 )
Main Band: Slapshock
Manila Under Fire
Mr. Bones and the Boneyard

2. SATURDAY (April 13, 2019)
Main Band: Kamikaze

Dr. Flavor
Hazel Skin

3. SUNDAY (April 14, 2019)
Cast Away: by SM City Clark
Ely Buendia
Unique Salonga

It's a three day full of exciting activities for the whole family.  Fun activities for kids and family such as inflatable attractions and slides show with their favorite cartoon characters. There are over a hundred food and shopping choices around that cater to everyone needs. Of course, balloon rides are the main attraction and for those who prefer to stay around while waiting for their turn on a balloon, they can enjoy different activities at the festival.

Car and motorsport enthusiasts will gather together for several major events that include the National Drift Championship, Slalom Racing, Philippine Auto Cross Championship Series, Philippine Rally Cross Series and Suzuki Motorcycle Philippines Stunt Show.

We"ll also be witnessing groups dancing and grooving to the beat this summer as 20 dance groups from different cities compete on April 13, 2019

The Clark Global City Hot Air Balloon Festival is here to dazzle spectators with amazing aerial attractions and high-energy ground festivities you sure don't want to miss. Witness and experience the longest running aerial show which will be happening this time in a much bigger venue, The CLARK GLOBAL CITY at Clark Freeport, Mabalacat Pampanga on April 12-14 2019.


General Admission-Php350 / person / day
3ft below - FREE of charge
Tethered Balloon Ride-Php500 / person / ride

1. Onsite
3. Clark Global City Development Corp Office
4. Key Distnbutors

General Admission -100,000
5:00 AM

A Tethered balloon ride is when the balloons are tied to the ground with 3 or 4 very strong ropes to keep the balloon from flying away.

Morning Flight : 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Afternoon Flight 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Each Passenger must sign an Agreement to Participate/Waiver of Responsibility Changes/Cancelations may occur if conditions require

  • Total Balloons - 20
  • Regular Shape - 15
  • Special Shape - 5

(Philippines, Korea, United States of America, Belgium, Malaysia, Netherlands, France, Thailand, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam,  and India

The Frontrow International Hot Air Balloon Festival hosted by Clark Global City, co-presented by SM City Clark, powered by Phoenix Pulse Technology, supported by Dickies and Clark Medical City.

For more information on the event, follow us on (Facebook, Twitter, and IG ) @clarkglobalcityhabf

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Istorya ng Pag-Asa Calls for Film Entries that touches Heart and Brings Inspiration for Everyone

The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival (INPFF) media conference was recently held at The Office of the Vice President (OVP) together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and in partnership Ayala Foundation to campaign the said project and to draws the attention of film-makers to submit their entries until March 25, 2019.  The film festival will give a chance to the top three winning entries to be screened in Ayala cinemas nationwide as part of the winners’ prizes. 

Filipinos has so many inspiring stories but not all are not giving a chance to be known nationwide. We have talented film-makers also which have not given the opportunity to showcase their talent. This contest will give them a chance to display their expertise and might be given a break for international films.

Now on its second year, it encourages Filipino filmmakers to showcase true and inspiring stories of hope. The INPFF is a nationwide film competition for original short documentaries that tell the extraordinary stories of ordinary Filipinos. 

 “The success of the first INPFF in 2018 showed that there is great interest in stories that offer hope and inspiration for people from all walks of life. For the second year of the festival, we are excited to see young filmmakers share more uplifting stories that will truly make us proud to be Filipinos,” said Ayala Foundation president Ruel Maranan. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the OVP and the FDCP for the second year of the INPFF,” added by Ruel Maranan.

The Vice President shared that the idea behind Istorya ng Pag-Asa started after she attended the “Araw ng Pagbasa, Araw ng Pag-Asa" event held in 2016. She was inspired by the stories of weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz and Nanay Lorna Tambawan, a turon vendor, who successfully sent her children to good schools.

Vice President Leni Robredo, who presides the panel discussion during the launch, said that they were encouraged to stage the second run of the film fest after receiving so many inspiring entries last year.

“We thought that it was going to be a one-time thing. What happened was beyond our expectations,” she said.

Istorya ng Pag-Asa initially started as a roving photo gallery. It was only last year that the film festival was launched to celebrate the project’s first anniversary. Out of the 73 entries that the film fest received in its initial run, top 15 films were chosen. The Vice President said that they received so many moving entries that they decided to include more prizes this year, such as the People’s Choice Award.

The winners of last year’s contest Florence Rosini (INP grand winner) and Meg Serranilla (INP third prize winner) joined the Vice President in the panel of interviewees. They both pointed out that one doesn’t need to use sophisticated gadgetry to create a good film. Rosini, a film student from UP, made use of the equipment that her classmates already had, while Serranilla utilized a DLSR camera and some lights.

Those who are interested in joining this year’s competition can submit a three (3) to five (5) - minute video that features an individual or group whose story is a source of inspiration to their community. This year’s winner for Best Film will take home P80,000, while the 1st and 2nd runners-up will get P50,000 and P30,000, respectively. The deadline for the submission of entries is on March 25, 2019. The top 10 films will be announced on April 30, 2019 and they will be screened during the INPFF Gala Night and awarding ceremony on June 8, 2019.

For more information kindly visit

Inflatable Water Park, Aqua Park and Inflatable Islands from Aqua Play Parks

Photo credits to Kamia Bay Resort

Nakapagwater park kana ba? Do you have any idea how to play and have fun in an inflatable water park and aqua parks? Ever curious how it feels to jump so high and scream out so loud? And curious kaba malaman paano ginagawa ang isang napakalaking water aqua play parks at kung sino ang henyo behind it? Lahat ng kasagutan eshe-share ko sa blgo na eto.
Photo credits to Kamia Bay Resort
Photo credits to Kamia Bay Resort
Photo credits to Kamia Bay Resort
Photo credits to Kamia Bay Resort

Ang henyo sa napakalaking playground wherein playground na lumulutang mula sa tubig ay ang Aqua Play Parks who are the one's who designs and manufacture the floating parks. Mr. Peter Appleton (Canadian architect and inflatables designer builders since 1988) as the CEO and head designer. One of the only few pioneers in inflatable leisure and amusement industry.

Photo credits Aqua Play Parks
Ever wonder if your a resort owner in any places in the Philippines you can have your own water park built by Aqua Play Parks designed by your budget.
  • We started our building processes in Canada and worked with all the American inflatables companies building and repairing.. As we now have established a more international presence, we set up our OWN FACTORY in China. We now work in union together, we all the staff at the factory on a daily basis and oversee all production processes from start to finish! This way we can give you good competitive pricing for what ever level of quality you desire.
  • Since working in China since 2009, we know all the other factories and we know where our competitors are building. We see their quality and some of their new offerings and quality standards. We have stood directly on their factory floors. We know what the competitors are doing. And we have even seen their recalls. As a foreigner living in China, I can walk into any factory. I can tour the factory and scout out all the production orders on the table. i see the workmanship. I am a designer and builder. I recognize very fast, all the little details good or bad.A typical Inflatable Chinese factory boss and their workers don't have this advantage to learn from others. They cannot walk from factory to factory. They will be recognized as Spies so in turn, they can only build from copying other's pictures.
  • We have 30+ years of "play element and safety design" experience for in the inflatable industry. Our competitors do not! We can take this experience and use it to your benefit to increase the safety element and the excitement factor for your next inflatable investment. We are always coming up with new designs on a constant basis due to this long run of experience. Work with us! stay with us! We will take this business to the next level via design and innovation.
More and more Inflatable Water Park, Aqua Park and Inflatable Islands from Aqua Play Parks is being made and the two most awaited are Siargao Waterworld and the Seashore Beach Club something people whose excited for summer a must go destination.
Siargao Waterworld
Barangay Libertad General Luna, Siargao Island
Photo credits Siargao Waterworld
Photo credits Siargao Waterworld
Photo credits Siargao Waterworld

The Seashore Beach Club
Calubcalub, San Juan Batangas

Be Part of Aqua Play Parks Group! They will make YOU stand out over all others, with great new designs and innovation! To know how visit their website at,  Facebook: Aqua Play Parks Philippines, and Instagram: aquaplayparkadventures.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Trending Lighting Design for 2019 divulge by Landlite Lighting Solution and contract signing of the newest brand ambassador Marc Nelson

Landlite Philippines Corporation (LPC), a leading distributor of lighting fixtures and solutions in the country together with the top lighting distributor, media, industry partners, and their top clients cluster together to witness the latest trends of lighting designs in 2019 held at the sleek LuxDecor showroom in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Eco-friendliness and sustainability, Multifunctionality, Mobility, and Human-centeredness are the key lighting design trends to look forward to this 2019. Aside from revelation of a new design, LPC welcomes top host and celebrity Marc Nelson as a new brand ambassador who will appear in the company’s marketing campaigns and share news about LPC products and industry insights. 

During the conference, I heard new ideas from the speaker particularly Marc Nelson. He mentioned about the Led Breaker which the first time I heard and I don't have an idea about this thing. Nowadays, more establishments are using LED Lightings because it saves more energy and cost efficient but once it gets busted or damage it needs to replace with the new one but with this LED Breaker, only batteries you need to replace and you can save as much as 50% according to him.

I have past experience working with the company that sells Lighting products and I gain some valuable information regarding its design, functions, and usage. It is also categorized into different sub-group namely table lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lamps, wall lamps, and garden lamps. Even to the designs, I can easily recognize the style by seeing the color, shape, and material used to it whether is modern, classic or transitional. The lighting plays an important role in interior designs that gives life to the whole environment. Sometimes, it draws the attention of the guest especially from known Hotels having giant chandeliers.

To begin the program Ms. LPC CEO Jocelyn Li started here speech by welcoming the guest and all participants of the events. According to her, they are excited to share the latest lighting design trends for this year 2019. “We would like to uplift the lighting standards of our market into a new level. We have three main priorities we focus on: Quality and service, evolving trends, design and innovation, and product sustainability”. she added.
As the world becomes more conscious about the environment particularly in the reduction of waste and the promotion of recycling, lighting products are also responding to this call.

The Hook portable eco-lamp for one, designed by OiKo Design Office for Faro Barcelona, has been optimized for all stages of their life cycle, reducing the environmental impact between 30 percent and 70 percent. Free of harmful PVC, a harmful material present in most wires and plugs, the housings of The Hook portable eco-lamp are also made entirely of recycled plastic.

Another lighting trend that is fast gaining traction is human-centric design. Proponents of this movement say that CCT shifting, which refers to the correlated color temperature of LED bulbs, can help regulate circadian rhythms, moods, visual acuity and one’s performance.

Towards this end, Bohman&Folenius created the Inviting Light for home lighting, whose main characteristic is how the light moves to accompany you according to your different needs and moods. The head of the lamp adjusts both in its horizontal and vertical axis, while regulating light intensity, changes in color temperature, and also has a dimmable feature.

Its various versions—table, wall or clip—allow for multiple  locations, such as shelving units, headboards, study and work desks, as well as in the kitchen.

Consumers of today now also seek out lighting solutions that can replace multiple pieces of equipment, in their desire for value for money as well as space-saving needs especially for those who reside in condominium units.

Thus, the stylish NIKO by Nahtrang—a homage to scientist and inventor Nikolai Tesla—was borne, which is actually two objects in one: a lamp and mobile charger, with a surface on which we can charge our smartphone without cables getting in the way. With its Nordic design with dual functionality, NIKO is perfect for illuminating bedrooms and living rooms, and is a good choice for hotels.

Another interesting trend coming to the fore is mobility in lighting products, which is a response to those who are more outdoorsy in nature. The Take Away lamp designed by Nahtrang addresses this need, taking inspiration from lanterns coupled with the versatility of Japanese ceramic bowls: small, light, cable-free, and nomadic—allowing it to be placed anywhere.

Landlite took the opportunity as well to present its other range of lighting solutions: the Le Vita by Nahtrang, delicate and simple in design; the MOY by Nahtrang, a modern round light that provides a uniform illumination ideal for living rooms or busy areas; the Cometa which allows for uniform and high-quality illumination with anti-glare technology; and designer lamps inspired by different world cultures such as the Akane by Pepe Llaudet and the Aladino.

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Live a Plant-based lifestyle with The First-Ever Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019

In its mission to improve others’ quality of life, Maxicare encourages members and non-members alike to incorporate a variety of frui...