Davao celebrates Financial Freedom #LiveFreePH #BrighterLife #SunLifeFinancial #PressRelease

Glad that I was invited to attend the #SunLife Brighter Life Freedom Celebration held at Abreeza Mall, Davao City.


As a fitting start to the new year, the “#LiveFreePH Freedom Tour” made a stop in Davao City to continue its financial freedom rally. From January 24 to 30, Davaoenos were treated to educational booths, exciting promos, and a free concert featuring Sun Life father-son ambassadors Piolo and Inigo Pascual.

Sharing the stage, Piolo and Inigo wowed the crowd
in the Freedom Celebration concert at Abreeza Mall

Beginning the journey

A string of activities guided participants to begin their own #LiveFreePH journey. In a bold move, they declared their vision of financial freedom with the “Live Free Freedom Wall.” Then they looked at their current situation, shared their outlook about the future, and pledged support to a community in need through BLISS or “Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment.” And by joining the “Sun CeleBright” promo, they won free trips to their chosen destinations!

But what made the #LiveFreePH Tour brighter were the Sun Life advisors ready to help those who want to jumpstart their financial freedom journey. Some were so inspired that they chose to become financial advisors themselves.

 Piolo serenades the lucky ladies who shone the brightest in the Selfie with Papa P contest 

Pursuing the mission

In front of a jubilant and captivated crowd, the “Freedom Celebration” concert headlined by Piolo and Inigo amplified the mission of financial independence for everyone. Aside from belting his signature hits, Piolo serenaded the winners of the hugely popular “Selfie with Papa P” - where longtime fans get to meet their idol and take home a photo souvenir. Inigo also showed off his dance moves and energized the night with today's popular hits.

“We want Filipinos to believe that a brighter future is possible. We want them to be inspired to take on their own path towards financial freedom. And that they can start this meaningful journey with the help of our financial advisors,” said Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. The #LiveFreePH Freedom Tour kicked off last year with stops in Pampanga and Iloilo.

 Thank you, Davao, for embracing the challenge of financial freedom! Padayon! 

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Philippines is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $846 billion.

For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.


The experience to meet these two, IƱigo and Piolo Pascual is very engaging! So humbling to meet a very warm and inspiring personalities, the two have a great tandem as Father-and-son.

It happened that my father is a Sun Life GREPA Policyholder, and I was very happy to know that he invested his money to a secured financial program which combines both investments and protection,  preparing for life contingencies such as death, disability, sickness or old age. It also covers child education, retirement benefits and can be use to start a new business.

Now, as a policyholder he is enjoying his money without the hassle and worry of life's pressure.

When Piolo discuss to us the importance of having a financial insurance, I was planning of getting one for myself. SOON!

Live Free Philippines 
Freedom Celebration

The event was tremendously successful hosted by Sun Life Financial held at the Atrium of Abreeza, Davao Mall.

I went there together with +Busyqueenphils , and we really have a good time at the concert.


At the Freedom Wall you will see this sentence: "My day of freedom is when _______________." 

...and here is my answer....

"....when I see my two children get their diplomas in college and become successful with their endeavors".

The goal of every parent should raise successful achievers. And to reach that, they have to prepare for their child's future.


Touch the SUN for a more brighter life....a game wherein you must grab/catch the sun and win fabulous prizes!


The best is yet to come, here comes the SUN, shining bright on you...

A good time to celebrate financial freedom.

And I am very aware now, that it's not too late for me to invest financially. When you have children your perspective in life changes.

Everything is Simple with Lispher Inn #DavaoCity #LispherInn #StaycationPlace #AHomeAwayFromHome #Travel

Experience a smooth-running Lispher Inn in Davao City.

A historic home of the Borromeo, turn into a simple hotel or an inn, aglow with the patina of a restored antique, the luster of fine Spanish exterior and interior design and the sparkle of the modern furnitures, furnishing and fixtures.

Antique Ceiling

We got the privilege to meet the owner of Lispher Inn,  Mr. Paul Borromeo.  And relay to us a brief history of what is Lispher Inn all about.

Mr. Paul Borromeo
According to him, its started with his mother idea. When they out for vacation and visit other countries, her mother usually look for a family-budget inn that has great service.

In other places, big houses turn in to a BED & BREAKFAST. A sort of a hybrid between luxury hotel and a private room. A B&B is usually a small establishment, it has up to 4 to 10 rooms. And his mother want this kind of a concept turning their ancestral house into a lodging inn but they want to give it with a twist.

That is why in 1998 LISPHER INN was born.

Photo credit to Paul Borromeo
LISPHER is the acronym of their names. He did not divulge the names, but he assures us that it is the owner's name.

Lounge Area

Instead of having limited rooms from 26 rooms they have 41 rooms now,  that is to cater the growing demand of their regular clients and incoming guests. Usually, their clients are business travelers, tourists and families.

BTW, they are the only Inn here in Davao does not allowed instant spouses ( you know what I mean here). Upon entering, you will see a sign from their front desk, "INSTANT SPOUSE NOT ALLOWED".

While waiting, you can lounge and/or dine-in at their restaurant at AVENIDA. (click HERE)
Photo credit to Paul Borromeo
Imagine a place wherein you get the comfort, security and having that feeling when you arrive you are just at your own home away from home.


Family Room - it has 2 single beds with 2 pull-out beds, refrigerator, and kitchen area.
  • Standard Rate: PHp 2,900 (4 pax) 
                            PHp 1,800  (2 pax)

Jr. Family Room it has 1 matrimonial bed with 1 pull-out bed, refrigerator, and kitchen area.
  • Standard Rate: PHp 2,550 (3 pax)
                            PHp 1,800 (2 pax)       

Deluxe - with twin-sharing beds, refrigerator and wider space.

  • Standard Rate: PHp 1,800 (1 to 2 pax)

Regular - this room is available with twin-sharing bed or matrimonial bed.

  • Standard Rate: PHp 1,600 (1 to 2 pax)

***For extra bed/pull-out bed just add PHp350.00

Function Rooms are fully equipped of audio and video facilities, it is design for flexibility and privacy.

The rooms can accommodate 5 to 100 persons.

Function Room and Rates

Actually,  your stay at Lispher Inn is not just simple, but very affordable.

It's perfectly located in a not congested place, for guests who want to relax and retreat this is the exact haven for you.

13 Juna Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City, Philippines 8021
Tel./Facsimile (+63) (82) 299-1610
Mobile # 0916-3413682 / 0922-8329134
Email: info@lispher.ph


Era Organics HoneyBuns Baby Products Giveaway #EraOrganics #Giveaway #BabyProducts #LetsGoOrganic

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The best gift we can give to our children is intangible, though substantial, it cost nothing compared to material things. But providing them the things that will help them to be secure and safe is a greater thing to do and considered to be their treasure.

Like giving them products that are pure organic and all natural.

Era Organics creates products that are chemical free, fragrance free, all natural & perfect for sensitive skin - making them perfect for your precious bundle of joy.   

 This February Era Organics & Wife.Mother.Teacher. have teamed up again to bring our US readers an awesome giveaway bundle pack - 3 brand new organic baby products valued at $75! While you're here check out the full review over on Wife.Mother.Teacher. or you can purchase your own.  

The giveaway will run for the entire month of February and is open to everyone in the US aged 18+. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: PAL RAINE is not responsible for the awarding of Prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any question about this giveaway, please email the host at tiffanyhenfling@gmail.com

God's Call To Serve Begins Here: Becoming a Nun #MaristSistersofthePhilippines #LifeofaNun #ToBecomeANun

One of my deepest desires when I am in my younger days is that, when I grow up I wanted to be a nun.

And a friend of mine wanted to be a nun too!

photo credit: Rezo via photopin (license)

Looking back over the years,  studying in a Catholic school run by an FMA (Daughters of Mary of the Assumption) sisters, we are certain of becoming like them -- a Nun (Assumption sisters that time is still under the FMA congregation before they become Missionaries of the Assumption or M.A). As part of the Catholic culture that formed us, we had deep love and devotion to God and Mama Mary.

But, as time goes by my desire suddenly change., as I think it more, I have a doubt and try to question myself -- IS GOD CALLING ME? To what way of life is God calling me or if He is just directing me to do something to serve His people in another way.

Learning from a friend/classmate who is already a Nun. She said, "it is difficult to have this kind of devotion because you have to prepare/answer many things,. the likes of " :

  1. Are you willing to serve wholeheartedly?
  2. Does your heart feel drawn to prayers, meditation, reflection, retreat, etc...
  3. Do you have a Catholic Value that you can help contribute to the community your going to serve.

Becoming a Nun

The steps in entering a Religious Community are less familiar than steps in getting for married life. I for sure knows what are the steps in getting married, get marriage license permit, go to register your name as couples and have a license priest to preside your wedding.

To become a nun, you need to engage in the act of discernment. Which means "DIS" to apart and "CERNERE" meaning to sift.  And that means a practice of sifting apart.


I was invited by the Marist Sisters of the Philippines to attend and witness the Eucharistic Celebration and Perpetual of Vows of my Childhood friend and Classmate.

So blessed to witness her fulfilling her dreams and desire to serve God and His people.

As I entered the church, I have moment of silence, recollecting all the memories we have from childhood to a teen's life. I don't want to cry, but the tears fall down my eyes. And I said, "You made it and I am proud of you!".

Officiated by Rev. Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D.

My Chosen One, In Whom I Delighted

Delight thyself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4

Me & Sister April Anne Acero, S.M

To give God everything is not so easy. Living in a simple life, great joy and peace of mind, having a little but seeing her very happy with her devotion and service. To give the desire of her heart. To give God everything, not just a theory but truly.

Indeed it is a beautiful life, but it wasn't for me!

Congratulations on becoming a Nun my friend. Wishing you fulfillment in your service to the Lord God Almighty.

Lifebit: The First Social Network Based in Davao City #SocialNetworking #DavaoCity

A locally developed social networking app entices many investors and users now, they called it Lifebit. Lifebit is an app developed by Twidl Inc., so proud to know that the developer is based here in the Philippines, and most of the team are from Davao City. Read more HERE.

Actually, I sign up for me to see and experience how it works.

SCREENSHOT from Lifebit WebSite

This is how it looks like, if you downloaded it at Google Play Store.

My awesome experience with Lifebit using their website.

Though it looks like FACEBOOK to me, wherein you need to sign up and log in and put all your Bio details, etc., but the platform is way too different from any other social networking I have visited.

SCREENSHOT from my Lifebit Account

It also looks like a TUMBLR, wherein you put your journal. If you post something in your journal you will get a corresponding badges. Good for bloggers like me, I can share my post here to level up my badges!


It also deals with your passion concerning HEALTH & HAPPINESS.

So amaze how Dabawenyos come up with this idea, even though they know they are lots of big competitors developing this kind of an app and/or existing apps like this.

The only problem I see while using the Lifebit website is that, there is no CHAT BOX. But in their mobile app, you will see a CHAT BOX located below right beside QUESTS icon.

KUDOS to my Kababayan...!!!!

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Or you can download the app, via 


Think of a Vacation at Camp Holiday Resort & Recreation Area #DavaodelNorte #IGACOS #SamalIsland

Escape the ordinary and have a satisfying adventure and relaxing stay you'll never forget. With just a little bit of preparation for a day that's sure to be nothing but fun in the sun and having a good time with families at CAMP HOLIDAY RESORT & RECREATION AREA

Headed to Sasa Ferry terminal and ride a barge for 10 to 15 minutes for only PHp10.

And arrived at Barangay Kinawitnon, Babak District Samal Island in Davao del Norte.

The barge going to Babak Ferry Wharf is next to the resort. Actually, a walking distance from Babak Ferry Terminal.

My two daughters and my mom were very excited, for it's their first time to ride on a barge and see the resort.

Upon entering, a receptionist will ask you if you're going to be a guest for a DAY TOUR or for an OVERNIGHT stay. They have a good choice of accommodation and all the facilities are walkable. 

For us, we're here for a DAY TOUR!

  1. ADULT Fee >>> PHp80/pax net
  2. CHILD Fee (6-12 years old) >>> PHp50/pax net
Inclusive: FREE USE of swimming pool and open cottages.

I read a lot of negative reviews about this place, but in my experience I wasn't disappointed with their services. After we pay for our entrance, we are escorted by a guard to look for a nice spot for us. That time the place is so quiet, they have number of guests, but not that many.

Because we don't bring food, so we stay in their in-house restaurant serving sumptuously affordable dishes.

The restaurant is very typical Filipino service -- a bit slow but very friendly. What I don't like about it is that when food is being served, lot's of bugs coming in which is very annoying. The friendly-staff give us a small candle and light it in order to keep the bugs away. :)

The beach is very clean and the pool water is clear and warm.



BTW, the swimming pool here is for kids alone. Adult can use their infinity pool if you are going to stay for overnight.

Right beside the Kiddie Pool is a Playground, wherein your kids will enjoy.

SHOWER AREA for KIDS going to the pool


And if you want to have an overnight stay, NO PROBLEM! They have colorful cottages that suits your preference.

The whole resort is perfect though it's not that luxurious but the simplicity and serenity of the place makes me to come back again and stay. I definitely recommend CAMP HOLIDAY RESORT & RECREATION AREA to everyone who will visit Samal Island.

What a lovely day to start a new year, wherein you don't have enough time in any way to think about what to do for tomorrow. Just a pure RELAXATION, having FUN and to feel the humbleness of making a real difference full of gratitude and LOVE with your close family.


Camp Holiday Resort & Recreation Area
Babak, Samal Island, Davao del Norte
Phone No. (082)303-3294