Get up to 50% Off in Aveeno products this 11.11!

The weather is now transitioning welcoming the cooler ber months. With the cold breeze, it draws moisture away from the skin resulting in very dry, itchy skin. Thanks to the new improved formula of Aveeno Skin Relief with Triple Oat Complex, it soothes and protects skin in as fast as sixty seconds.

Don’t let very dry, itchy skin stop you as Aveeno has special promo deals this 11.11 – get as much as 50% OFF with your favorite Aveeno products! What are you waiting for? Check them out in Lazada and Shopee on November 11, 2022!

  Aveeno Products  SRP  11.11 Discount
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Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion 532ml + FREE 354ml     2,132.00                1,193.00
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To get to know more about Aveeno promos, follow Aveeno on their social media pages @aveenoph.  

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About the Consumer Health business of Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, we are driven to improve the personal health of people everywhere. Our differentiated portfolio of iconic brands, including Tylenol®, Zarbee’s®, Neutrogena®, Aveeno®, Listerine®, OGX®, and Johnson’s®, delivers life-enhancing, first-to-market innovation. By combining the power of science with meaningful human insights and digital-first thinking, we help more than 1.2 billion people live healthier lives every day, from their very first day.

Fitness Tools and Culinary Fun Games to try!

Last year, I started my Fitness Journey. I came across an Online Fitness Community on social media and without second thought, signed up for a Fitness Challenge. We do live workouts and Nutrition Class via zoom. I can say that starting my Fitness Journey is one of the best decisions I made.

I created healthy habits for me and my family and vowed that this journey would be our life long journey. Being active and fit has countless benefits and we are feeling better and more energized than before.

Being strong and fit allows me to try other activities such as freediving, surfing, pole fitness and aerial yoga. I love the feeling of sudden rush of excitement from the challenges as it elevates the heart rate.

As for the nutrition part, adding more veggies and fruits to our diet becomes a habit. We enjoy cooking at home more and I get to discover healthier recipes to follow. I found this useful ingredient conversion tool that is simple and convenient to use along with some health and fitness tools for: weight loss, body fat, and workout calculator.

My daughter loves helping in the kitchen so I let her do simple tasks as she enjoys being productive and becoming familiar to food prep and healthier choices.

I always tell the kids to find something they love and enjoy doing that will lead them to determine which career path to take. I also encourage them to build their own businesses to have more control of their time and resources.

My 9-year old daughter declared that she wants to be a chef and manage her own restaurant! I bet she enjoys cooking that much leading her to the “dream job.” With this, I introduce her to play the “Penguin Cafe” game to have a grasp of how a restaurant works and how busy it can get.

At first, she’s enjoying taking orders, being attentive, and collecting tips until it gets busier when the tables add up as she level up and customers becoming impatient. She then got stressed out and got nervous whenever a customer leaves because she can’t serve in time. That’s when I advised her to click the shop icon and go buy something that can help her improve her business.

She has enough coins to buy the ‘Frostblister Skates’ that will double up the speed of the player, so she immediately bought it. As of today, she was able to unlock Level 7 with the help of providing excellent customer service. This game truly help children get an idea of how hard culinary work is.

I love how games like this teaches kids life skills and encourage better understanding of how a business works. Simple as it may seem, this one makes my daughter realize more how rude it is to be grumpy and unreasonable to food servers.

Oh wait, of course I challenge myself to play this “Open Restaurant” game and reach Day 5 with 5,400 dollars! I think this game suits older kids and adults alike due to its simple graphics.

Overall, it is great how technology can bring people together to help reach goals thru easy access of information, vastly increases productivity, and accomplished tasks faster.

Online games makes learning fun for kids and can reinforce important life skills such as making a quick but smart decisions and the use of logic and strategic thinking. So yeah, let’s utilize the use of this one!




Why clean indoor air matters as kids return to face-to-face classes

Manila, Philippines – Face-to-face classes have finally resumed. As children begin to spend more time in school, more than ever, schools must be safe spaces where children can learn and play with friends.

Aside from requiring face masks and physical distancing, what can schools do to minimize the risk of students and staff getting sick? One answer is to ensure clean indoor air.

Why classrooms need clean air

Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor air quality[1]. A global study by UNICEF estimates over 600,000 children under five years old passed away because of diseases linked to polluted air[2].

Due to the fact that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors[3], exposure to polluted air is still more likely to happen in indoor environments[4]. Viruses like the flu and COVID-19 can also spread through the air in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor spaces[5].

Strategies to improve indoor air quality

In April 2022, The Department of Education (DepEd) released revised operational guidelines for face-to-face classes. Among the provisions for classroom layout and structure were measures highlighting the importance of both clean air and proper ventilation.

For non-airconditioned spaces, windows and doors must be kept open to maximize airflow[6]. However, in air-conditioned rooms or in spaces where access to outside air isn’t feasible, air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems must be used[7].  

HEPA filters work by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps pollutants such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke[8]. Portable air purifiers that use HEPA filters as the primary mechanism of air cleaning are both easy to install and can be placed in different areas of a classroom and other indoor spaces.

Recent studies have shown that portable air purifiers may help to reduce exposure to respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 in poorly ventilated indoor environments[9]. As such, the use of portable air purifiers is recognized by several scientific societies and organizations as a protective measure in a multi-layered approach to help minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections[10].

Clean air at the push of a button

In Makati City, classes opened at 100% on-site capacity ahead of the DepEd mandate to fully implement face-to-face classes by November[11]. In preparation, the Makati City government equipped its public schools with measures in compliance with COVID-19 protocols set by the Department of Health.

These measures include thermal scanners at entry points, UV light filters, and air purifiers in every classroom – something the local government tested as early as the limited in-person class pilot runs held last year[12].

With the full implementation of face-to-face classes on the horizon, accessible and reliable filtration technology is a must to ensure children stay healthy as they continue to return to school and interact with the world once again.

To help keep indoor spaces such as classrooms and homes clean and protected at the push of a button, the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier quickly and effectively filters viruses, allergens, or pollutants in spaces up to 48 m². It uses multi-layer filtration technology present in all Philips Air Purification Solutions. The pre-filter catches dust and air, while the NanoProtect HEPA filter is designed to capture over 99% of particles as small as 0.003 microns, smaller than smallest known virus[13].

Philips Air Purifiers are available on Lazada. Follow us on our Facebook (Philips Home Living) and Instagram (@PhilipshomelivingPh) pages for updates.

For more stories about Philips Domestic Appliances, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 


[1] NICE guideline NG149. Indoor air quality at home. 2020

[2] UNICEF “Clean the Air for Children”. 2016

[3] Li et al, 2021

[4] Rivas et al., 2019

[5] WHO “Coronavirus disease [COVID-19] How is it transmitted?” 2020

[6] https://www.deped.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/DEPED-DOH-JMC-No.-001-s.-2022.pdf

[7] ibid

[8] https://www.webmd.com/allergies/hepa-filters-for-allergies

[9] Curtius et al., 2021; Narayanan and Yang, 2021; Lee et al., 2021; Rodríguez et al., 2021; Buising et al., 2021; Lindsley et al., 2021; Heo et al., 2021

[10] German Society for Aerosol Research [GAeF] position paper; WHO. Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVD-19, 2021)

[11] https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/08/23/2204412/school-opening-peaceful-ncrpo

[12] Look, ma, no barriers: Makati classrooms get techier vs virus | Inquirer News

[13] From the air that passes through the filter, tested to DIN71460-1.

Manila, Philippines – Face-to-face classes have finally resumed. As children begin to spend more time in school, more than ever, schools must be safe spaces where children can learn and play with friends.

Aside from requiring face masks and physical distancing, what can schools do to minimize the risk of students and staff getting sick? One answer is to ensure clean indoor air.

Why classrooms need clean air

Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor air quality[1]. A global study by UNICEF estimates over 600,000 children under five years old passed away because of diseases linked to polluted air[2].

Due to the fact that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors[3], exposure to polluted air is still more likely to happen in indoor environments[4]. Viruses like the flu and COVID-19 can also spread through the air in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor spaces[5].

Strategies to improve indoor air quality

In April 2022, The Department of Education (DepEd) released revised operational guidelines for face-to-face classes. Among the provisions for classroom layout and structure were measures highlighting the importance of both clean air and proper ventilation.

For non-airconditioned spaces, windows and doors must be kept open to maximize airflow[6]. However, in air-conditioned rooms or in spaces where access to outside air isn’t feasible, air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems must be used[7].  

HEPA filters work by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps pollutants such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke[8]. Portable air purifiers that use HEPA filters as the primary mechanism of air cleaning are both easy to install and can be placed in different areas of a classroom and other indoor spaces.

Recent studies have shown that portable air purifiers may help to reduce exposure to respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 in poorly ventilated indoor environments[9]. As such, the use of portable air purifiers is recognized by several scientific societies and organizations as a protective measure in a multi-layered approach to help minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections[10].

Clean air at the push of a button

In Makati City, classes opened at 100% on-site capacity ahead of the DepEd mandate to fully implement face-to-face classes by November[11]. In preparation, the Makati City government equipped its public schools with measures in compliance with COVID-19 protocols set by the Department of Health.

These measures include thermal scanners at entry points, UV light filters, and air purifiers in every classroom – something the local government tested as early as the limited in-person class pilot runs held last year[12].

With the full implementation of face-to-face classes on the horizon, accessible and reliable filtration technology is a must to ensure children stay healthy as they continue to return to school and interact with the world once again.

To help keep indoor spaces such as classrooms and homes clean and protected at the push of a button, the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier quickly and effectively filters viruses, allergens, or pollutants in spaces up to 48 m². It uses multi-layer filtration technology present in all Philips Air Purification Solutions. The pre-filter catches dust and air, while the NanoProtect HEPA filter is designed to capture over 99% of particles as small as 0.003 microns, smaller than smallest known virus[13].

Philips Air Purifiers are available on Lazada. Follow us on our Facebook (Philips Home Living) and Instagram (@PhilipshomelivingPh) pages for updates.

For more stories about Philips Domestic Appliances, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 


[1] NICE guideline NG149. Indoor air quality at home. 2020

[2] UNICEF “Clean the Air for Children”. 2016

[3] Li et al, 2021

[4] Rivas et al., 2019

[5] WHO “Coronavirus disease [COVID-19] How is it transmitted?” 2020

[6] https://www.deped.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/DEPED-DOH-JMC-No.-001-s.-2022.pdf

[7] ibid

[8] https://www.webmd.com/allergies/hepa-filters-for-allergies

[9] Curtius et al., 2021; Narayanan and Yang, 2021; Lee et al., 2021; Rodríguez et al., 2021; Buising et al., 2021; Lindsley et al., 2021; Heo et al., 2021

[10] German Society for Aerosol Research [GAeF] position paper; WHO. Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVD-19, 2021)

[11] https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/08/23/2204412/school-opening-peaceful-ncrpo

[12] Look, ma, no barriers: Makati classrooms get techier vs virus | Inquirer News

[13] From the air that passes through the filter, tested to DIN71460-1.

MILO® Philippines partners with moms in energizing kids back to school

MANILA, Philippines, 10 October 2022 – As the new school year begins and millions of kids are now eagerly getting ready to go back, excited to see their classmates and teachers again, breakfast champion MILO® Philippines is on a nationwide tour to remind moms and kids about the importance of needing nutritious, energetic start every day. This has been especially challenging for students have been forced to adapt to online learning just a couple of years ago.

As families start adjusting again for face-to-face classes this year, MILO® Champions are going across the country through the “Back to School, Back to Sports” program, visiting different barangays to help jumpstart their mornings with nutritious energy. In partnership with the LGUs, with the support of sports offices, volunteers from CSOs, and DepEd, each trip is designed for kids to learn more about different sports and teach them how to have an active lifestyle after being mostly at home for the past two years.

Trusted health experts have also tagged along to give moms free nutrition training and teach them how to prepare a nutritous breakfast for their kids so that they can stay energized when they go to school and when come back home.

”It is crucial that parents continue to make sure their children consume a balanced diet. A healthy breakfast gives kids the energy they need to fuel their daily activities and start the day off right. According to research, it can boost children’s cognitive abilities, such as their memory, alertness, focus, and problem-solving skills, and help them perform better in reading, math, and science tests,” said Ann Cayetano, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Most recently, karateka and SEA Games gold medalist Jamie Lim guested in the South Luzon leg where she introduced basic karate movements to over a hundred kids. “Being active in sports at a young age taught me many life lessons that helped me excel in and outside the classroom like the value of girt or pagpupursige. It’s been such an amazing experience to be here with our next generation of Champions, helping kickstart their school year on an energetic note and showing the possibilities that sports can offer them as they go back to face-to-face classes,” said Lim.

Marathon runner Rio de la Cruz also joined to teach them the importance of doing regular physical activities. He also explained how staying energized and daily exercise can help them do better in school.

“The physical benefits of being active and the valuable lessons it teaches goes a long way in helping our kids show grit, or to be pagpupursige. As a young student athlete, drinking MILO after my early morning training sessions helped give me the nutritious energy I needed to fulfill my academic and athletic responsbilities. Now, as a parent, I’m proud to work again with MILO® in giving my fellow moms and dads the tools they need to continue their kid’s Champion journey during the new school year,” said Coach Rio.

Committed to guiding kids on their Champion journey, MILO® Philippines also continues to recognize the important role that both moms and dads will forever play in ensuring kids success in and beyond the classroom. Integral in that effort are partnerships with experts in nutrition who can equip parents with the tools and information they need to continue keeping their kids energized at school and when they go back home.

“Together with our partners, we are excited to welcome kids back to school and re-introduce them to sports. For some, it’s been years since they’ve had a chance to go outside and engage in physical activites. Through this program, we hope to help kids start living an active lifestyle because, when paired with the nutritious energy of MILO, it adds to their holistic development,” said Sam Ching, Assistant Brand Manager, MILO® Philippines.

Be on the look out as your barangay could be the next stop in the MILO® Philippines “Back To School, Back To Sports” takover. Visit the official MILO® Philippines website to know more about MILO® sports programs and stay updated with all the latest news and announcements.

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About MILO®

MILO® has been in the Philippines for over 50 years and is the country’s favorite chocolate malt powdered milk drink that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water.  The brand’s purpose is to nourish kids’ journey to success with nutritious energy and inspiration to grow with sports.

Every mug of MILO® contains the goodness of Milk, Cocoa, Malt, and Activ-Go® – a special blend of Protomalt®, Vitamins, and Minerals. It is high in Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and Iron that helps in energy release from food. It is also a source of calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin D that supports child growth and bone health.

About Nestlé Philippines

Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing high-quality food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide and is among the country’s Top 10 Corporations. 

Driven by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé today produces and markets products under some of the country’s trusted brands such as NESCAFE, NIDO, MILO®, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLÉ, and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery, and pet care.

My PSA Online Application Experience

Online transactions truly provide a hassle-free experience. It’s practically time-saver, efficient, and more convenient. From its top obvious benefit, who wouldn’t love to do so?, especially us moms who have much things to accomplish and never-ending chores (aawww, sorry… a li’l rant there, I know!).

Well, I am confident to do online transactions from bills payments, grocery shopping, selling, to obtaining new suppliers for our business.

Fraud influx is prevalent, so I make sure to deal with reputable websites only and make a necessary due diligence, as always.

When PSA online application website was featured at Mommy Bloggers Philippines, I immediately take part to experience a convenient and fast way of getting PSA Birth Certificate Online Application thru psahelpline.ph.

Last Friday, May 6, I ordered a total of three (3) Certificates – 2 Birth and Marriage. I filled up the necessary information and double checked if all the details are correct. I was asked what type of Government issued ID to present upon delivery. The courier will not release the PSA certificate to anyone else unless authorized.

I received my order last Wed., May 11. I would rate this order a 5/5 stars for its reliable and fast service. I highly recommend it… with just a few clicks, you can enjoy door to door delivery anywhere in the Philippines – hassle free!

You can make Online Application Request for the following:

✔️PSA birth

✔️Marriage

✔️Death

✔️CENOMAR

Nationwide delivery within Metro Manila – 3 to 4 working days

3-8 working days – outside Metro Manila

This PSA online application is authorized by the Philippine Statistics Authority to handle online request and delivery. 😃

Cleene CLIO makes Clean Teeth possible for Families this World Oral Health Day 2022

Manila, Philippines – On World Oral Health Day, Cleene CLIO invites everyone to celebrate by practicing proper oral healthcare with their families.

A product of proudly Filipino company PHILUSA Corporation, Cleene CLIO has been an ardent supporter of this global oral health initiative, especially with oral care given less priority during the pandemic when accessibility to dentists and visits to oral health facilities were challenging at the height of the lockdowns.

To emphasize the importance of good oral health practices at home, Cleene CLIO has partnered with Manila Water Foundation and Philippine Dental Association to provide oral health kits to various barangays and schools as part of this year’s World Oral Health Day activities. Over 2,000 health kits containing Cleene CLIO toothbrushes and Dental Floss Premium from Cleene CLIO and PHILUSA were distributed to 12 barangays and to the chosen hygiene facility in Dinalaonan Elementary School in Pangasinan.

And as a special treat for World Oral Health Day, selected Cleene CLIO products will be sold at 20% off exclusively in Mercury Drug stores nationwide until April 15, 2022.

Cleene CLIO continues to be the partner of every Filipino family in promoting good oral hygiene by offering a wide range of affordable and quality toothbrushes.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are made with MicroFine Soft Bristles that help penetrate and clean hard to reach areas for better interdental cleaning and a gentle brushing experience. The tapered bristles penetrate between teeth and gums for thorough cleaning, while the rounded shape of the bristles remove plaque and prevent teeth and gum damage.

There is a Cleene CLIO toothbrush for every member of the family that is affordable and has world-class quality. For those wanting extra care and protection for your teeth, Cleene CLIO offers its Refreshing Green Tea and Ultimax Charcoal under their Special care line. While for those needing specialized care, Cleene CLIO has its Kiddie and Junior as well as 40+ for sensitive gum and teeth. It also has its economy toothbrushes for general oral health care for any age.

Cleene CLIO is available at Mercury Drug, leading supermarkets, drugstores and other retail stores nationwide as well as on all leading ecommerce websites: Shopee, Lazada, and the PHILUSA Online Store.

This blog, Mommy Tots is part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines community that helps promote dental hygiene awareness. On this day, we reiterate the importance of Oral Health Care especially to our children. This is the best time to focus teaching them how to effectively brush their teeth and improve dental care habits.

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About Philusa Corporation

Established in 1957, Philusa Corporation remains as one of the country’s leading marketers of high quality and competitively priced personal care, household care, baby care and selected pharmaceutical products, making it the source of pride for its customers, business partners, employees and shareholders.

Now with 10 branches in key cities nationwide, Philusa Corporation is a market leader or major player in different categories like cotton (Cleene), cotton buds (Babyflo Gentle Buds), wound care management (MEDIPLAST), bathroom deodorizer and air care (ALBATROSS), home care and muriatic acid (Gleam and Apollo), home remedies (RHEA Alcohol, RHEA Aceite de Manzanilla and RHEA Hydrogen Peroxide), and uni-branded generic medicines (RHEA Generics).

Philusa Corporation continues its operations, guided by the core values it lives by — championing sustainability; placing its customers’ needs first; achieving the best possible results through innovation, continuous quality improvement, and teamwork; taking proactive steps in delivering its commitments on time; acting with integrity by doing what is right; and having genuine concern for its customers, employees, and the company itself though taking initiatives in helping one another.

Francis Libiran Releases Perfume Line: Dusk and Dawn

Manila, Philippines (February 2022) — Francis Libiran has released a new perfume line designed with esteemed perfume creator, Oscar Mejia III. Dusk and Dawn, the two variants in the Francis Libiran perfume collection will be available in limited stocks starting this February. 

Libiran said that he has always been interested in extending his expertise in the lifestyle area. He had been researching on the country’s best perfume connoisseurs and creators and it just so happened that he met Oscar Mejia III in an artisan trade fair and reached out to him for a collaborative project! Mejia agreed, and the rest is history. 

Libiran and Mejia came up with the Dusk and Dawn collection, which is composed of aromatic products to set the tone of our home ambiance, as well as a perfume line! 

Dusk is an ode to grace and romance through refreshing notes of bamboo and white tea and velvety hints of chamomile and rose that’s wrapped in musk and amber. 

Dawn celebrates hope through the radiant notes of pomelo and olive with a lingering hint of sampaguita and patchouli. 

Libiran and Mejia expanded these two invigorating scents into four products: perfume candles, reed diffusers, and antibacterial room and linen sprays. All scented products are packaged with care instructions for optimal results. 

Libiran said that these products play a part in one’s well-being and improve focus and overall mood. 

The Dusk and Dawn collection will be made exclusively available online via their website and in all Francis Libiran stores and ateliers.

HEPA Filtration System against viruses in place at The Manila Hotel

As The Manila Hotel’s famed Café Ilang-Ilang and the romantic Champagne Room reopened on January 28 and February 2, 2022, respectively. The hotel chose to suspend dining operations and do general maintenance when the holiday festivities died down to ensure food quality and guest safety, as well as do spot-checks on its facilities.

The Manila Hotel’s Grand Lobby, one of the biggest areas where guests gather, is the intended location of one of the biggest units of the air purifying filtration system to ensure guest and staff safety.

Café Ilang-Ilang is still one of the best eat-all-you can restaurants in the country where diners can indulge in a wide range of food selections for lunch and dinner daily. This brings together Italian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and even certified Halal dishes under one roof for an indulgent eat-all-you-can feast featuring crowd favorites like the US Beef Rib Roast; items from the Churrasco station; seafood like prawns and crabs; a glorious spread of different sushi and sashimi; Filipino favorites like Lechon with truffle rice; an array of desserts including bibingka, puto bumbong, and halo-halo; and many more.

Meanwhile, Manila’s premier destination for exquisite fine dining serves up lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, with choices from la carte items and special multi-course degustation menus—conceived by the hotel’s Executive Chef to showcase what this dining outlet is all about. Think generous servings of Black Angus TenderloinUS Prime Beef Rib, the Chilean Sea Bass, or the satisfying Seafood Medley; there are also choices of starters; and for dessert, don’t miss out on the indulgent sweet delight—its signature Baked Alaska. The most romantic room in the country marks the return of its fine dining just in time for Valentine month.

#YouAreSafeHere will always be a commitment

As the hotel continues to accept staycation guests, social events in various function rooms, and with dining outlets reopening, it will be much safer for guests to visit and dine in the outlets as the historic hotel takes a technology-driven solution to create a safer environment for guests by installing several innovative High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) UV-Care Clean air purifying filtration system units in different high-traffic areas.

The HEPA filtration system units are installed in various parts of the hotel to ensure guest and staff safety.

The UV Care Air Purifier with Humidifier with 8-Stage Filtration System is proven to kill 99.97% SARS-CoV2* and is a timely response to the surge of the COVID-19 Delta and Omicron variants in the country (*tested by MRI Global USA, according to UV-Care website). According to its manufacturers, the more advanced, medical-grade H14 HEPA filter has VIRUX® patented technology with a built-in activated carbon and photocatalyst filters that, along with UV LED lamp, is proven to effectively eliminate bacteria, germs, viruses, and pathogens. Their product information also states that these air filtration units are efficient in capturing and removing airborne particulates such as PM 2.5 and other allergens, dust, mold, and pollution from the air, and provides Ultraviolet-C sanitization to disinfect the air and kill germs. When used along with the best practices recommended by the IATF, DOH and DOT, it could be an effective indoor protection for both guests and staff.

The Manila Hotel welcomes dining and staycation guests with further assurance that “YOU ARE SAFE HERE”—because it isn’t just a tagline for us, but a commitment we uphold. For air quality, the hotel also installed heavy-duty York Solution Mobile HEPA Air-Handling Units in wider areas like the Grand Lobby. Aside from dining options, staycation and leisure stays are now at guest-friendly rates from only P6,000 nett. For more information on room and restaurant rates and reservations, guests may call the trunkline 85270011 or 09989501912. They can also book rooms by emailing resvn@themanilahotel.com, and make dining reservations via restaurantrsvn@themanilahotel.com

Live Safe with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

I am truly hopeful that we can all get back to our pre-pandemic lifestyles sooner! But then, the selfish act of “Poblacion Girl” hits us reaaally hard.

The slowly re-opening of establishments and allowing kids to go out was put into hold as Metro Manila was raised to Alert Level 3. As we respond to Omicron Threat, health experts continue to remind everyone to not let their guards down.

With this new COVID variant, everyone must continue to be vigilant through following established health protocols and getting vaccinated so we can all continue to live safe and stop the surge.

That’s why when we do essential errands such as buying groceries, exercising outdoors, or simply going outside, disinfecting your hands and any surface you interact with goes a long way to ensure living safely for you and your family.

One way to prevent the spread of the virus is by always carrying a trusted rubbing alcohol brand that contains at least 70% alcohol solution whenever you go outdoors.

As I tried out Defensil Alcohol, it becomes my trusted brand as I can clearly tell that it is of high quality and more effective.

Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, the alcohol recommended by the Philippine Society for Microbiology (PSM), can kill 99.9% of common germs and bacteria starts to kill them on contact so that you can safely do the activities you love wherever you are. Defensil also provides up to 12 hours of protection upon constant use so that you are protected and do activities with ease.

Skin dryness from too frequent sanitizing will also not be a worry as Defensil has moisturizing properties and is hypoallergenic, giving you one less thing to worry about when going indoors.

“We are 100% behind the government in their efforts to prevent further spread of the virus. Defensil encourages everyone to remain vigilant now more than ever and do our part in this fight towards eventually resuming our normal way of life by adhering to social Distancing and sanitation protocols, especially when doing essential errands outdoors,” shared Nikko Cruz, Brand Manager of Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol.

For more information on how to stay protected, you may visit the Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol’s Facebook page at facebook.com/defensil.philippines.

Let’s All Stay Protected!


*Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans

The Benefits of Playing Solitaire, Logic, and Puzzle Games

Hey 90’s people! Remember the time when the classic Solitaire game help us kill time and keeps us busy in front of our PCs? Personally, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and satisfying feeling whenever those cards jumps and shuffle celebrating my win. It’s quite fun and entertaining, and can also be addicting.

I always go with the classic! Admittedly, I prefer simple and uncomplicated games which I find relaxing and mind refresher. Playing games serves as my quick escape and stress-reliever. Beating my own time and score brings out my competitive nature while in a calm and meditative state.

Hah! Those were the days… It’s different now as we’re in a fast-paced lifestyle and even the kids has accelerated tasks to do. Honestly, I can’t remember my last game time until I realized to slow down today and try to have my well-deserved “me-time”.

The following are the Psychological Benefits of Playing Solitaire:

  1. It Kills Boredom – Consider playing Solitaire if you want to shift your focus or deal with idleness.
  2. It Allows Some Time Alone – permits you to unwind your brain while allowing to reflect on yourself
  3. It Relaxes the Mind – If you suffer from anxiety, you’ll find this game useful in reducing your symptoms. It will give your mind something else to concentrate on, especially when you are idle and at a high risk of developing anxious thoughts.
  4. It Teaches You to Be Patient – patience is essential even in everyday life. Sadly, not many people have this skill. Most of us want things to be done instantly, which is not possible all the time. This is the perfect game to master that skill.
  5. Helps You to Develop Strategy – Some solitaire games can be won by pure luck. But in others, you must be tactful. They’ll require a player to learn and correctly execute the right moves to improve their gameplay. As such, this strengthens your ability to develop an effective strategy and makes the game more fun.

It also offers a single-player game of concentration while providing a perfect alone time. I get to enjoy playing my classic game at https://www.solitaire.org.

This is me enjoying my holiday with a good old game! But then when you’re a mom, quiet time doesn’t last that long. Soon enough, the kids decided to try out challenging games and get to choose a favorite.

My son’s top games would be:

Daily Maze – which he finds a fun and relaxing game. He felt good winning on difficult level and taking on a greater challenge beating his own score.

Merge the Gems – I also enjoy playing this one! My son find it interesting as he get to strategically position the stone with the same number to win and keep the stone not reaching the top. It’s logical puzzle game that encourages systematic thinking and improves memory.

Daily Net – he said this is a very challenging game. Yep, I agree. I tried out the 9×9 puzzle grid size at first but eventually gave up and restart with 5×5 instead. Even on the smallest grid size, I almost gave up but then patience hits me and surprisingly, all the bulbs lights up! I completed the electrical network, connection at last (6 minutes and 10 sec.). This one improves problem solving ability, and provides a good mental exercise that sharpens memory.

Pirates and Treasures – my daughter loves playing this! a hidden object game that improves visual perception and promotes attention to details. It’s fun and entertaining. I actually lost track of time playing this one as I get to realized my face was already too close on the screen (yay!).

Playing game is already part of our family life. Especially now during the pandemic that kids have plenty of time to enjoy their screen time. And as a mom, I make sure to checkout the games that they play and get to know further details about it or who are they playing with if it’s a network or online game.

Mostly, our conversation starters if not about the games they are playing, it’s the episodes of the show they are currently watching. Limiting screen time is almost impossible, as technology plays a major part in our daily lives. I just constantly remind them to practice the 20-20-20 rule: ” to look away every 20 minutes at an object that is about 20 feet away for a full 20 seconds” to reduce eye strain.