Lifestyle blog of a homemaker



On Independence Day weekend, the first ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 will open its doors. From 10 AM - 7 PM on Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, people will witness and appreciate different kinds of arts of this modern day era.

Envisioned to bring the world of Philippine Modern Art to a wider audience, ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 gathers a host of both established and upcoming visual artists like : Philipp Badon, Boysie Villavicencio, Ali Alejandro, Joe Datuin, Toym Imao, Michelline Syjuco, Ronnie Lim, Andy Malluche, Luna Arguelles, Alfred Gallura, Elaine Herbosa, Miguel Buhay, Pilar Quiros, JV Calanoc, Noemi Concepcion, Sky de Leon, Ralph William Villaluz, Emmanuel Mendoza, Allan Sison, Norlie Meimban, Maia Magpantay with the collections of William Borja and Myla Roque and participating galleries like Larc En Ciel; Arte Pintura; Transwing; Happy Art; Saturday Group headed by Buds Convocar; FDAP and FEATI University together under one roof.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 provides art enthusiasts, students, mall shoppers and the general public a convenient and comfortable venue to experience and appreciate modern art like paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art.

A rare opportunity for serious collectors and first time buyers alike to find the artwork that match their styles and tastes. Visitors are treated to a variety of activities during this 3-day event that inspires creativity and spurs understanding of art and its processes. Listen and learn through talks by renowned artists like Inka Madera, Liz Lanuzo, John Paul “Lakan” Oliveros and Toym Imao, as they convey priceless insight and new ideas in their fields. Take part in various demos; drawing and painting sessions; and learn Nude Sketching from professionals.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace with the invaluable support of its major sponsor, SM Megamall, and media partners, When In Manila, Art+ Magazine, Fringe Magazine, and prominent influencers of the blogosphere.

See you at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 on June 9 - 11, 2017 at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Entrance tickets are sold at the gate for P100 per person. 

You may also get a free 3-day access pass by simply registering at http://www.artmodfair.com/art-mod-fair-free-3-daypass/.

To find out more about ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017, visit the website at www.artmodfair.com.

I am really not a fan of make-ups. I believe that natural beauty shines better without cover-ups. I also didn't even bother to use make-ups due to the fact that my skin is so sensitive that it easily gets rashes, redness and other minor allergies. But as years passes by, there were a lot of innovations made for make-ups so they would suit any type of skin.

When I turned 30, I saw a big difference on the texture of my skin especially on the face. I have a normal skin and a morena complexion that is why I get envious of those who have naturally whiter skin. Fairer skin makes someone look prettier, let's accept the fact. That's when I realize, I need some minimal cover-ups to boost my self-confidence.

That's when I started looking for make-ups with more natural ingredients and dermatologically tested. And here are some of those that I found skin-friendly:

1. This is a pressed powder in natural shade. It keeps my morena skin natural looking all day long. It keeps my face oil-free for longer hours. It does not cause irritations unlike other pressed powders that I have tried that's why I stick to it and have been using this brand for 2 years now.


2. These are the Colour Collection lippies. It is enriched with vitamin E that keeps the lips glowing and hydrated through out the day. It lasts longer than other brands and it has a lot of shades to choose from. I love this line of lippies products becuase a lot of shades match my complexion.


3. I still don't have this mascara on hand because I have just ordered it online 2 days ago, but I have already tried it because a friend of mine uses this brand and she lets me try it. This is a volumizing mascara which lasts up to 14 hours. It is hypoallergenic and I am sure I will have a great time using this so my eyes could get a little fiercer.


While searching online for mascara, I came across a site containing a review of Idollash. It caught my attention because I thought that is a mascara made of natural ingredients, but it's not. Surprisingly, it is a growth serum to enhance eyelashes and this is now included among my wishlist, so that sooner or later, I will no longer be needing mascara anymore.

How about you? Do you also use make up? What are your preferences for make-ups?
Johnson's Playcation launch in SM Southmall, May 19, 2017

Summer time means more playtime for the kids and more play means sweat and odor, which is why Moms become hesitant to prolong their kids playing outdoors. But this summer, sweat and malodor can be the least of mom's worries as Johnson's invites moms (even dads) and kids to go out, be more active, and bond over their very own playcation!

"It is true - hindi lang laro ang laro. Johnson's is a believer of playtime because of the multiple benefits it gives to kids. more playtime has been proven to contribute to the overall development of kids as they become more resilient, socially intelligent, confident, and physically strong," shared Bessie Campillo, Johnson's franchise marketing manager. "As a way for us to demonstrate our support for playtime, we are launching the Johnson's Active Kids Playcation campaign - encouraging parents to spend more time with their kids through active playtime."



Johnson's places a focus on active play to ignite their imagination, develop their social skills and process emotions, and become more resilient and confident because of the strong bond they develop with their parents during playtime.

As an avenue for more imaginative play, Johnson's has built an Active Kids Playcation playgorund equipped to further imaginative and active play among kids. the Johnson's Active kids Playcation playground consists of different play pods such as:



  • Imagine and Seek where children use their imagination and thinking skills to replicate an image using just rubber mats.
  • Fireball Away challenges a child's balance, agility, and cognitive skills by dodging "fireballs" to get to the other end of the platform without falling.
  • Dragon Maze fuels a child's sense of motivation to win by collecting all hidden items within a specific amount of time
  • Little Builder's City encourages the use of imagination and creativity by allowing children to design and build their own fortresses.

"It is important that we create safe spaces that will encourage children to play and use their imagination. By ensuring that they have this opportunity, experiencing the optimum benefits of play is just at their arm's reach," shared Michael Santiago of Philippine Toy Library, a non-profit organization that transforms idle spaces in communities into fun and educational play areas for the benefit of children who they consider as the reason why they exist.


There's no doubt about the benefits imaginative play can give to a child's optimum development. That's why parents play an important part during this phase in their child's growth. The parents' role highly affects how the child perceives play so it's crucial for them to provide children with the necessary props to aid int heir imaginative play, plus it's a great bonding experience.

Make playtime more enjoyable and worry-free for parents with the Johnson's Baby Active Fresh and Shiny Drops products. Keep your kids smelling fresh despite the summer sweat with the Johnson's Active fresh Shampoo and Johnson's Baby Active Fresh bath. meanwhile, girls can keep their hair shiny as ever despite the heat of the sun with the Johnsons's Baby Shiny Drops Shampoo and Conditioner.

Thanks for the gift, Johnson's Baby Ph!

Visit Johnson's Baby Philippines on Facebook for updates.



Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D – the Author of over 20 books including the best selling "THE COCONUT OIL MIRACLE", "COCONUT CURES" and "STOP ALZHEIMER'S NOW". Publisher and editor of the Healthy Ways Newsletter and Director of the Coconut Research Center,Certi&ed nutritionist will be the keynote speaker of the upcoming “The Medical Science of Coconut Oil Forum” along with other nationally recognized speakers.

The Forum which will be hosted at the Ateneo Professional Schools Auditorium on Monday, May 22, 2017. This event is the first forum on the Medical Science of Coconut Oil, attracting 200 attendees who come together for the opportunity to gather information from various Medical Health and Wellness individuals.

With this, Dr. Bruce Fife will be having a book signing at the International Food Exhibition at the World Trade Center Tent on May 21, 2017 at booth numbers 32 and 33. Dr Bruce Fife and other speakers will share their first hand medical experiences and expertise on Coconut Oil. This forum will further elaborate scientifically the Medical and Nutritional uses of Coconut Oil on mankind.

Increased utilization will contribute in the improvement of the lives of coconut farmers thru increased income from value-added products. Dr Bruce Fife will be joined by the following panelists: Dr. Vermen Verallo-Rowell - Adjunct Research Professor at UP-NIh Institute of Herbal Medicine and Head, Skin Study Group, Dr. Gertrude P. Chan - President, Clinical Trial management and Testing Associates, inc, and Honorary Consultant at Department of Dermatology, Research institute for Tropical Medicine, Dr. Jacinto Mantaring - Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at UP College of Medicine Overall chair, Up Ethics Board, Dr. Cecilia Jimeno - Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology UP College of Medicine, Dr Fabian M. Dayrit - Full Professor, Chemistry Department at Ateneo De Manila University,Acting president at National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines.

This is forum is co-organized by the Ateneo school of Medicine and Public Health, Organic Coconut Association of the Philippines (OCAP), Tropicana Food Products Inc., Team Asia Corporation and the Philippine Council for Health and Research Development.


As an early Mother’s Day celebration, Mayora Philippines recently launched CalCheese, a new cheese wafer biscuit for the wais mom. Held at the City of Dreams, the event was hosted by actress and proud mother of two, Dimples Romana, who expressed her enthusiasm over the snack.

With CalCheese, Filipino moms won’t have to choose between treats that their kids will like and snacks that are nutritious. Yummy and healthy, CalCheese is made from real cheddar cheese and milk, making it a source of calcium and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and B12. These nutrients help in a child’s development by boosting their immune system, strengthening their bones, and giving them energy all throughout the day.


“These days, parents lead very busy lives. We juggle our work, family time, and errands all in one day, but we make sure that our kids get the best, especially when it comes to food,” explained Maica Rivera, Brand Manager for Mayora Philippines - Biscuits. “This is why I’m happy to introduce CalCheese to the wais Filipino moms because I believe it is a snack the whole family will come to enjoy and love.”


During the launch, mothers shared their memorable experiences and exchanged tips to help them through the journey of parenthood. Dimples and Licensed Nutritionist and Mayora Philippines Regulatory Manager Joan Sumpio also demonstrated how busy moms can quickly prepare a delicious and healthy baon for their children. Mommies and their kids then explored DreamPlay creativity play center and had fun trying out its different attractions.


CalCheese is available in supermarkets and sari-sari stores nationwide. Moms and their kids can also watch out for the nationwide CalCheese School Tour where Mayora Philippines will give out 1 million CalCheese samples to 500 schools. For more information visit mayora.com.



About Mayora

Starting with biscuits made from a home kitchen in 1948, Mayora Group was formally established in 1977 and has grown to become a recognized global company in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry. Its products can be divided into 8 categories: biscuit, candy, wafer, chocolate, coffee, instant food, beverage, and cereal. Among Mayora’s well-known brands are Kopiko, Danisa, Roma, Energen, Torabika, Beng Beng, and many more.

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey1, which focuses on shedding light on nutrition and health habits, behaviors and attitudes of consumers aged 18 and above. The survey is an element of the seventh Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, seeking to inspire consumers to adopt balanced nutrition habits and reinforce its impact to long-term health and wellbeing. According to survey findings, 8 in 10 (78%) of Filipino consumers are eating less than half of the daily recommended serving of fruits and vegetables, 4 in 10 (41%) do not drink enough water, and more than half (59%) do not get enough exercise.

While 6 in 10 (60%) of consumers in the Philippines believe that ensuring their body gets the sufficient nutrients to function optimally was the greatest motivator to adopting a balanced diet, modern, fast-paced lifestyles make it increasingly challenging to incorporate healthy nutrition habits into daily lives.

The study revealed that 6 in 10 (57%) respondents in the Philippines found having a daily balanced nutrition approach to be challenging, citing the lack of time, money, and motivation to be the top three obstacles preventing them from having a healthier lifestyle.

Additionally, the Philippines survey findings revealed the following:
• 8 in 10 (78%) consumers claimed to consume 0 to 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, below the recommended 5 servings per day
• 4 in 10 (41%) consume less than the recommended 8 glasses of water/fluids per day
• Over half (59%) achieve less than 1 hour of physical activity per day, with 10% having no physical activity at all
• The top 3 motivations to adopting balanced nutrition are sufficient nutrients to function optimally (60%), to prevent health related problems and complications (51%) and to maintain ideal body weight to prevent obesity-related health problems (39%)
• The top 3 obstacles to a daily nutrition approach are lack of time (57%), lack of money (53%), and lack of motivation (45%).
• To help consumers improve their nutrition habits:
o 7 in 10 (67%) of respondents feel that having an easier access to healthier food choices would help them adopt a balanced nutrition approach.
o 4 in 10 (37%) of respondents look for like-minded people to make healthier food choices together
o 4 in 10 (42%) of respondents seek expert advice for a personalized nutrition plan

When asked about what would help them achieve their balanced nutrition and exercise goals, most of the respondents agreed that balanced nutrition and community support approach, such as that exhibited at Herbalife Independent Nutrition Clubs, would improve personal well-being in the long run.

“As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition is committed to helping consumers adopt balanced nutrition habits, so that they can have a positive impact on their lives in the long run,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, general manager of Herbalife Philippines.

1Herbalife’s Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey was conducted in March 2017 with 500 respondents aged 18 years of age in the Philippines.



About Herbalife
 
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life. 

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports. 

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2016. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

More and more women are now being affected by the so-called HPV. Although the case is arising as time goes by, still many are not aware of it, worse some doesn't really care.

In line with the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month this May, MSD Philippines - a leading pharmaceutical company in the country -  spearheaded a timely dialogue on the disease by focusing on HPV or the human papilloma virus - the primary cause of cervical cancer.

With the theme “An HPV-Free Future,” MSD organized its own commemoration of this year’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month at the New World Makati Hotel, where expert medical professionals and special guest speakers formed a multi-sectoral panel who discussed in an intimate setting the issues concerning this healthcare situation today.


The panelists were Dr. Ma. Cristina Crisologo, Medical Adviser for Vaccines, MSD in the Phils. Dr. May Montellano, Past President of Phil. Foundation for Vaccination and Adviser of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of the Phils. (PIDSP) and Dr. Ricardo Manalastas (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, PGH, UP Manila.

What many people don’t know is that HPV also causes a number of other diseases and malignancies, such as genital warts, and anal, vaginal and penile cancer. Thus, it is important for the discussion to take on a wider perspective from cervical cancer alone.

Here are some valuable information that was shared during the event:

Cervical cancer, the number 2 cancer killer among Filipina women; is a cancer arising from the cervix which is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.  Early on, typically no symptoms are visible but later symptoms may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse.

Cervical cancer remains to be among the major concerns in the Philippine healthcare, but with great strides that have already been accomplished in terms of disease awareness and prevention through vaccination, it could be said that it is no longer as daunting as it was years ago.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection causes more than 90% of cases;(most people who have had HPV infections, however, do not develop cervical cancer). HPV types 16 and 18 are the cause of 75% of cervical cancer cases globally, while 31 and 45 are the causes of another 10%.

HPV vaccines range from 7000 to 8000 pesos per shot, that protects you from 9 HPV strains. Number of shots depends on the age of the patient.

The duration or efficacy of the vaccine is 15 years and counting. No need for booster shots.

 HPV vaccine can be given to kids as young as 10 years old.

Men are the perpetrators of HPV thus, they should take the vaccine too.


An HPV-Free Future

According to Dr. Ma. Cristina Crisologo, doctors and scientists have also been able to gain a wider perspective on the battle against cervical cancer. She said that "After years of successfully confronting cervical cancer, we now know the deeper and more important issue to focus on, and that is HPV. "

One such important message is the good news that continuous advancements in vaccine technology has led to wider coverage of HPV strains, and thus the protection against a wider range of HPV infections and cancers.

With the proper information dissemination to the public and with the joint efforts from the NGO's and the government of the country in raising awareness and prevention about the disease, an HPV-free future is possible and feasible. We can all work together to fight HPV!


Live videos via FB:

https://www.facebook.com/fieonah.santiago/videos/10212835840360397/
https://www.facebook.com/fieonah.santiago/videos/10212835625235019/

Rapunzel, undeniably one of the most-loved fairy tales of all time; lets down her hair in Disney Channel’s brand new animated series “Tangled: The Series”! It's premiering this Sunday, May 21 at 11:30AM (Mal/Phil). The series is set between the stories told in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed 2010 film “Tangled” and its short film “Tangled Ever After”. The series will see Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene respectively.


With a new visually vibrant animation style inspired by Rapunzel’s drawings in the original film, the show follows Rapunzel on her adventures as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona. Along the way, her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world lead her to realize that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can accept her royal destiny as Princess of Corona.


At the heart of the series is Rapunzel’s relationship with her friends and family. Beloved characters from the feature film accompany Rapunzel on her journey, including love interest Eugene Fitzherbert (aka Flynn Rider); her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; her no-nonsense, dutiful horse, Maximus; and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs. The series will introduce Cassandra (voiced by Eden Espinosa), a tough-as-nails lady-in-waiting who becomes Rapunzel's confidante; and builds on her relationship with her parents, King Frederic (Clancy Brown) and Queen Arianna (Julie Bowen).

Rapunzel's relatable, heartfelt and comedic stories model the importance of building and nurturing relationships, and of exploration and self-discovery. With her strength, confidence, positive disposition and creativity, she is a role model for young viewers who are learning to take on new responsibilities just as she is.


To celebrate Rapunzel’s grand return across Southeast Asia, Disney Channel presents the multi-platform character hunt Tangled Quest. From 21 May to 30 June, kids and families can take part by snapping a picture of Rapunzel, Eugene, Maximus or Pascal with the Tangled Quest insignia on Disney Channel and Disney-owned social platforms and upload it on the Tangled Quest website (www.tangledquest.com). 80 lucky winners will stand a chance to win exclusive Tangled-themed goody bags.

The series features songs produced by Academy Award-winning Disney Legend Alan Menken, who also composed the songs from the feature film.


About Disney Channels Southeast Asia

Disney Channels Southeast Asia is responsible for the management, creative development and commercial operations of Disney owned channels across all media platforms in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Palau, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines). Its flagship service Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through animated series, originals and movies. Disney Channel is available to millions of viewers around the world across various platforms. Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

For more information, log on to www.disney.ph

Traditionally, online shopping has been a female activity; but nowadays, men aren't about to get left behind. More Filipino males are starting to browse online for better deals skipping shopping in traditional brick-and-mortar malls.

Shopee, the leading mobile shopping app in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has recognized this new shopping behavior of male consumers, who are more meticulous than women when it comes to buying online. 


Macy Castillo, Shopee’s Head of Commercial Business shares, “Apart from gadgets that are widely popular no matter the age, the shopping behavior of men in the Philippines differ based on age groups. Men aged between 20 and 24 are trend conscious and have lower spending power, but shop more often, buying more Fashion and Accessories. Men between 25 to 30 spend a bit more on Wellness, Hobbies and Sports items; while men between 31-35 who have higher purchasing power, buy from our Toys, Kids and Babies category as well as Men’s Skincare. We see our dads buying baby bottles and face creams -- products that they are not usually seen buying in public!”

To cater to the different and discerning needs of male customers, Shopee expands its product selection with more trusted brands like Belo Essentials, HP, SanDisk and Promate,.

Belo Men Brand Manager Mario Garcia says, “With Shopee, we can tap more consumers for Belo Men. It enables us to reach out to our customers and help them with their needs and concerns. We are very happy with our partnership!” 

Joharrah Aviles, Promate’s E-Commerce Director of Southeast Asia adds, “Shopee is the perfect shopping app for our brand. Not only is it convenient and hassle-free, but it is also highly social in nature, which helps us a lot in communicating with our customers.”

For men who are hesitant about shopping online, Shopee’s Live Chat allays fears by allowing buyers to easily communicate with the sellers for any questions they may have. Users also enjoy Shopee Guarantee, which protects payments until orders are delivered.


JC Santos, a Filipino theater and television actor is one of the many regular customers of Shopee. During the Shopee Swag Night event held in The Manila House private Club in BGC Taguig, JC said that despite of his very busy schedule, he is able to shop for his favorite men's stuff thru the Shopee app. With Shopee he enjoys shopping at the comfort of his home.  

Watch JC performed live during the event:



About Shopee

Shopee is a mobile shopping app where everyone can browse, shop and sell. It is a platform tailored for Southeast Asia, combining the authenticity of a customer-to-customer (C2C) marketplace with payment support, making online shopping easy, fast, and secure. 

The Shopee team believes in the transformative power of technology. As shopping on mobile devices becomes the ‘new norm,’ Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s mobile commerce destination of choice. Shopee is supported by Garena, Southeast Asia’s largest internet platform provider. 

Shopee is now available for download for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan.

For more information, visit www.shopee.ph.

Shopback.ph, the Philippines top cashback website is joining the whole world in the celebration of Mother's Day.

They organized an early celebration for Moms last April 26, 2017 in Conti's bakeshop and Restaurant Greenbelt branch. The participants were treated to a sumptuous snacks courtesy of Conti's. They also prepared a lot of giveaways, prizes and freebies for Moms to enjoy. That was a short but fun and meaningful pre-Mother's Day celebration.



In line with the special day for Moms, Shopback is offering a Mother's Day Sale from May 2 -12, 2017.


Here are some of the top deals:

Tide with Downy P335. Earn up to 9% Cashback via ShopBack.

 Geneva Stainless Steel Watch P323 (was P1,599). Earn up to 9% Cashback via ShopBack

Althea Beauty Box P1,300 (was P1,500). Earn up to 6% Cashback via ShopBack

Let's celebrate Mother's Day for less with Shopback! Enjoy discounts, treats and more cashbacks this special day for Moms!

#MyShopbackMOM
The interior of Burgoo Rockwell branch

It was in April 1999 when Burgoo American Bar and Restaurant was founded by Specialty Restaurant Inc. It was created out of the ambition to give costumers their money’s worth, friendly ambience, quality food, good service and more. This idea of Ma. Theresa Rodriguez, Burgoo’s chairman of the board and Managing Director Albert Alavera for the restaurant to standout from all the competition in the food industry; has become Burgoo Bar and Restaurant's vision. To complete the brilliant minds behind Burgoo are General Manager Eileen Necio, Vice Chairman Vivencio Rodriguez, and Board of Directors Monette Salapantan, Maritoni Raymundo, Martin Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez and Matthew Rodriguez.

Eventually, the first Burgoo restaurant was established along Tomas Morato Extension, Quezon City. It was immediately followed by a branch in Rockwell and now after seventeen years of successfully bringing good food, cozy ambience and efficient service, not to mention its reasonable prices and huge servings, Burgoo has now thirteen branches all over Metro Manila and key cities located at The Podium in Ortigas; Gateway Mall, Araneta Center; Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas; The Block, SM City North EDSA; SM Mall of Asia, Pasay; SM City Marikina; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; Fairview Terraces Mall; The District in Cavite; Starmall in Taguig; and at recently opened Burgoo at Solenad, Nuvali.


Carrying the banner “At Burgoo it’s always a family treat”, this favorite family restaurant likewise gives every customer the feeling of belonging. True to its mission statement, all managers and staff of Burgoo always keep this in mind: “To deliver a memorable event in their guests’ lives by providing them with the best attention in terms of service, quality food, cleanliness, and value-for-money.

Moreover, Mr. Albert Alavera, managing director and the man behind the success of Burgoo, swears of providing their guests with “legendary service through “CARE” – Customers are Always Recognized with Extra-special attention. Here at Burgoo, we give importance to the customers’ needs by treating them like members of our own family,” he adds.

Supreme Samplers (top & bottom)


Through the years Burgoo has continued to provide us tempting and delectable meals that come in truly huge servings you can share amongst your companions. For starters, one should not miss the house specialty Burgoo Stew (a mouth-watering concoction of spring chicken, tenderloin steak, and choice pork meats, blended with different mix of vegetables such as zucchini and many more. Whet your appetite with Fried Calamari, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Supreme Nachos, Beef or Chicken Fajitas, or Supreme Sampler (a combination of Burgoo’s well-loved appetizers). For salads, highly recommended are Taco Salad or Seafood Caesar Salad. Among the bestsellers are Oklahoma-Style Grilled Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Pork Chops, Country-Style Fried Chicken, and Burgoo Kebabs, etc. 

Burgoo party package

Likewise, the restaurant takes pride in its famous Hamburgoo, a special burger with a mixture of choice chicken, beef and pork. If pasta or pizza is what you want, Burgoo recommends Seafood Linguini, Penne Arrabiata, Angel Hair Classico, Taco Mexicano and Margherita Pizza. Finally, finish up with Brownie ala Mode or Oreo Cheesecake for dessert. How about bottomless Iced Tea or Lemonade or your favorite soda to quench that thirst?

Oreo Cheesecake on the left, Blueberry Cheesecake on the right


At present, Burgoo lunched quite a number of new and equally delicious dishes in its menu (which now comes in new and more appealing lay out). Have a taste of Cheddar Cheese Fries, Boneless Buffalo Chicken, Shrimp Popcorn Caesar, Manhattan’s Best, Pizza Sampler, Chicken Diane, Surf and Steak, Grilled Angus Rib Eye, Grilled Porterhouse, Shrimp and Chips, Shrimp Fajitas, etc – all of them are created for your dinning pleasure! 

Spinach Grilled Salmon

Likewise, most of Burgoo outlets underwent renovations to keep with the taste of the dinning public. The eclectic and New York-inspired designs has always been the trademark of Burgoo. At most of Burgoo outlets, colors brown, violet, green, and yellow dominates the place, complementing its lovely and charming ambience. A party room or function room in selected outlets are also made for a more intimate dining. Moreover, Burgoo is popular for its unique tabletop where you could write, draw or sketch anything your mind speaks.

This year and the years to come, expect Burgoo of more good food, cozy branches and sophisticated innovations!

Less than a week before Mother's Day, have you thought of something that will truly delight your Moms? Why not try Burgoo's Mother's Day treat and let your mom feel loved and special?

With this Marvelous Family Combo which costs only P1,999.00, your mother and the whole family will surely enjoy the celebration. This set menu includes four sumptuous flavors of Wild Wild Wings, a bucket of French Fries, a bowl of rice pilaf, Tomato-Basil Spaghetti, two karaffe of iced tea and one full slab of Oklahoma-style Grilled Baby Back Ribs. 

Marvelous Family Combo for only P1,999.00, offered during the whole month of May

Wild Wild Wings - sweet, salty, spicy - everything is tasty!

Tomato Basil Spaghetti, it's deliciously al dente' - only for you, Mommy...

Oklahoma-style Grilled Baby Back Ribs with a bit of sour flavor that is heavenly good!

Anyways, family is where our mothers’ heart is and this day will be memorable if the family is complete! To make the celebration more special, your mother will receive a special gift and red rose on her special day! 

Bring the whole family at Burgoo located at T. Morato in Quezon City; Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Makati; The Podium in Ortigas; Gateway Mall in Araneta Center Cubao; Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas; SM City The Block in North EDSA; Mall of Asia in Pasay; SM City Marikina; SM Southmall in Alabang, The District in Cavite; 3rd level Terraces Mall in Fairview; Starmall in Taguig; and newly-opened Burgoo in Solenad, Nuvali. 

For reservations and inquiries, please call 9277424, 8381815, 6875254, 7263578, 9136112, 5560091 or 6336256.






It's almost Mother's Day! With just a week before the actual celebration, I bet all of us are already thinking of how to spoil mom this Mother’s Day. Dusit Thani Manila offers an ultimate treat for the woman who deserves no less than the best.

Give back the well-deserved love and appreciation to mom by delighting her to a grand fair experience in A Mother’s Day Celebration on May 14, 2017 at Mayuree 1. Treat her to the biggest mother event of the year filled with freebies, raffle prizes, informative parenting talks and exciting mom activities she never want to miss! All mothers deserve the best, that’s why we partnered with prestige brands to lavish them such as Aveeno Baby, Mighty Baby, Mega-Malunggay, David’s Salon, Belo Essentials, The SM Store, SM Accessories, Babyliss, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Escada, Gucci and many more. Moms will never go home empty handed as we will be giving away loot bags from our generous sponsors. Canapes and drinks to be served during the program.


What better way to spoil the most important woman in your life on her special day than a sumptuous Sunday Crossover Brunch. Enjoy the finest gastronomic varieties at The Pantry and savor authentic Japanese cuisines from UMU for PHP2,500 net inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages and PHP2,950 net inclusive of select alcoholic beverages. Moms dining in on May 14, 2017 get a 1 complimentary ticket to our special Mother’s Day Celebration. Or have the option to take your mother out for exquisite dining treat at Benjarong and make her feel the royal treatment with special Thai set menu for 4 persons for PHP4,800 net.


It’s time to give mom her much needed break by booking a relaxing staycation in one of the well-appointed rooms at Dusit Thani Manila. Room rate starts at PHP6,000 net in a Deluxe room inclusive of complimentary breakfast for 2, complimentary massage, late check-out and David’s Salon gift certificate valid from May 13-21,2017. Suite guests are entitled to a 60-minute Devarana Signature Asian Blend Massage per stay. Moms checked-in on May 14, 2017 get a 1 complimentary ticket to our special Mother’s Day Celebration.

Don’t just celebrate moms, pamper them with the best treats she will never forget at Dusit Thani Manila.

For more info and details about the event and the upcoming events, visit Dusit Thani Manila FB.
(Clockwise) Gae Martinez, Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer; Rei Abrazaldo, Allianz PNB Life Branding Communications and Digital Director; Ake Pastoral, Philippine Football Federation National Grassroots Officer; and Danny Moran, Henry Moran Foundation President.

In cooperation with the Henry Moran Foundation and the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), Allianz PNB Life will be holding the National Youth Futsal Cup on May 6, Saturday, 7am to 5pm, at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

The event will mark the beginning of the selection process for the Philippines’ participation to the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC). Allianz, the official partner of FC Bayern Munich, is host to an annual international football camp held in Munich, Germany. The camp gives teenagers (between the ages of 14-16) from across the world a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with the FC Bayern Munich coaches. 


This is the first year Allianz PNB Life will be sponsoring five male players from the friendly tournament to the AJFC to be held this July in Bali, Indonesia. Two winners out of the five players will be given the chance to represent the Philippines in the global camp this year in Munich, Germany.

A great love story always melts our hearts which is why the latest Doublemint commercial, Sarah & Juan, has already garnered over 4 million views on Facebook and still counting. It's a love story filled with simple gestures of Sarah, offering Doublemint to Juan, and the latter, sketching the moment onto the wrappers.



Netizens have expressed their kilig for the couple and their story


Oh, I love this commercial, so much feels! Good job for creating this wonderful commercial Doublemint.” says Vera Reyes. Inchet Flores complimented Wrigley’s Doublemint Team saying that the commercial is perfect and she loved the story of the commercial.





Being the sentimental lot we are, one can't help but document moments like these--the first conversation, first date, anything that is a memory worth keeping. The story of Sarah and Juan has reached through our deepest feelings of finding love in the simplest things. We watched their story unfold and were glued to our monitors just to see how the story ends.

Now imagine if you could put your love story in those wrappers and share it to the world, just like what Juan did.

This April, Doublemint will make this possible through LoveWraps. LoveWraps is your sweetest kilig moments turned into sketches on Doublemint wrappers. Just log in to www.mylovewraps.com, upload three pictures that best tell your love story, and voila, your DoublemintLovewraps are ready! If that isn't enough, the best entries of the promo can win a trip to Boracay, giving a new moment for the winners to share.

Your favourite celebrity couples have already taken part and have shared their love stories through LoveWraps.


It’s the little gestures that get me all the time,” says Ruru Madrid, Encantadia Star of GMA7. “Yung mga simpleng bagay na will make your day brighter, like those surprise texts and little notes that make your heart melt. What more if they were drawings of your love story?”



LoveWraps will be Doublemint’s most romantic activation to date, which will run from April 17 to May 21, 2017.Visit www.mylovewraps.com now and start sharing your own love stories!