Blogger Perks from Different Sponsoring Advertisers #BloggerPerks #AromacologySensiDavao #MyraBeauty #DecemberGift

When month of December is coming, expect tons of giveaways and freebies from different sponsoring advertiser. Bloggers at all phrases of their blogging lives get tons of to all my fellow BLOGGERS go check now your emails!


I heard so much about this product, but I don't have the time to visit the place due to a busy schedule. So glad, I was one of the bloggers who got an email from +Jojie Alcantara and be part of her team. We visited Aromacology Sensi Davao located at Annex Bldg., Door 1 Jocar Bldg. Mayon St.(fronting the old Sampaguita Inn).

We had a small meet up to discuss the Aromacology products, followed by a beauty session, just to familiarize the uses of the said products.

And got these FREEBIES!!!


Just recently, I got a package from @Myra_Beauty.

So love the package that I want to share these with you.


I will be having a continuous round-the-clock product review post for each items given to me in my GLAMOURHOLICMOM site.

2016 Working Mom's Daily Do's Planner Giveaway #Plannerfor2016 #BloggerPlanner #Planner #Journal

A busy mom is always in a hurry, it is the most demanding job you ever had and you must embrace and love it!

And I am so thankful that Working Mom is giving a way a Daily Do's Planner for FREE to all the mother's all over the world. So grab it and make use of it, this will help you organize your works and activities with your family, especially your kids.

Can you believe it? It's November already!

Time is flying by and before we know it a new year will be upon us. Why wait until the last minute to get organized? 

This fall Wife.Mother.Teacher. released their 2016 Working Mom's Daily Do's Printable Planner - a planner designed specifically for busy, working moms looking to organize their life amidst the chaos of life.

This printable planner helps you do everything from tracking your exercise to scheduling your week's appointments. To find out everything it includes visit the sales page here

Would you like a quick glimpse of what to expect?

Wondering how much all this costs? For 3 lucky readers it costs absolutely NOTHING - that's right, Wife.Mother.Teacher. is giving away three 2016 Working Mom's Daily Do's Planners! To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will run for the entire month of November and is open to everyone world wide.

Good luck!

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Jollibee Family Value Awards #JFVA #JollibeeFamilyValueAwards

The Mambuay family, originally of Marawi City, was honored as one of the six exemplary Filipino families during the 5th Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA). The family’s mission to create a better understanding between the Muslim and Christian faiths through non-violent communication earned them the distinguished recognition.

The Mambuay Family, composed of (leftmost and rightmost) Nathaniel and Amina, and daughters (L-R) Lara, Sarah, Farrah, and granddaughter Zafirah, brings home P300,000 for being one of the six Jollibee Family Values Awards-winning families, which they could use to further their peace advocacy-- bridging the gap between the Muslim and Christian faiths.

The JFVA is the company’s annual search for exemplary Filipino families whose works of compassion and generosity make a significant difference in their communities. Now on its milestone 5th year, the campaign hopes the new batch of winning families will serve as role models and inspiration for other Filipino families.

The Mambuays, Nathaniel and Amina with their daughters Sarah, Lara, and Farrah, have been promoting a culture of non-violence and peace by creating conducive environments for dialogue and discussion, without fear of hostility. They started out by conducting peace seminars in their neighborhood, which later extended to nearby municipalities, and eventually to other regions.

Nathaniel and Amina Mambuay conduct peace seminars in places with mixed religious beliefs to help create a harmonious environment and more productive community.

In 2013, the family established Kalilintad Pilipinas, Inc. using their own funds and the help of a friend in Germany. The organization conducts trainings, workshops and seminars on peace and non-violent communication to different groups in Mindanao. Youth peace camps were also facilitated by the Mambuay children.

Aside from the family’s core advocacy of promoting peace, they also extend educational support to less fortunate children and hold values formation seminars for prison inmates.

Teaching peace non-violence to the young.

Nathaniel and Amina shared that their experience of being subjected to wrong prejudice for being Muslims in the past, motivated them to pursue this cause for peace and understanding. Instead of nursing hate for the discrimination that they faced, they used this as an impetus to initiate change.

“We know that [the eradication of prejudice against Muslims] won’t happen overnight, but what’s important is that we raise awareness on what is going on and we’re doing something to change this,” said Nathaniel.

Monsignor Elmer Abacahin of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro personally vouched for the Mambuays’ advocacy, noting the strong moral foundations of the whole family that serves as an inspiration to others.

“The whole family is very involved in and committed to their inter-faith and inter-religious dialogues. In fact, we coordinate with the Mambuays in our efforts to reach out to Muslims,” said Rev. Msgr. Abacahin.

The Mambuay family received a cash prize of P300,000, P10,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates, and a trophy designed by renowned sculptor Michael Cacnio for winning in the JFVA. They joined the roster of five other outstanding Filipino families championing various causes, who were also recognized during the Gabi ng Parangal para sa Pamilyang Pilipino awards night.

***A PR Release from Chele Mendoza of Stratworks

Starmobile SKY 4 Quad Core android KitKat Smartphone #Review #Unboxing #ReachfortheStar

I've been writing reviews of many products from Health, Fashion, Lifestyle, Food, Mobile Apps and Gadgets.

Now, I am going to review STARMOBILE SKY which I purchased from SUN CELLULAR Group Plan.

As far as I can remember, the last gadgets I've owned and give a review is my Lifeware FabTab Quadro 7 from PLDT'Twas an overwhelming post because it reaches 130+ comments/complaints/inquiry from my readers in a span of 3 months and been my number 1 Popular Post for a year now. Glad that my post help you in a way, that it answers your query or it enlightens your usage of the product.

I choose this unit aside from the other selections because I go after with the camera, it has a 8MP BSI Rear Camera and Smart Camera Controls that recognizes tap or voice commands.

It also packs with a number of features:

  1. Multiple Gestures that allows you to use 2 or 3 more fingers to execute a commands.
  2. CALL & TEXT Filtering, restrict incoming call or text.
  3. Double tap to wake and sleep.
  4. Battery Saver.


Screenshot from STARMOBILE PH

An honest review will not embarrassed a certain product, right? But will give the product manufacturer positive suggestions that help guide them to make the brand product more usable and technologically perfect in the future!

I got the unit last May of this year. The unit is in good shape and it has good performance within the first three(3) months of used. I just started having problems after about four(4) month of usage, wherein I need to delete some of the installed apps and restore my system two times in a week.

I don't know how the problem started, I have so many presumptions. Maybe because of my SD Card(FREE from STARMOBILE SKY as you purchase the unit) or an ANDROID problem.

But one thing that really disappoints me is
the performance of the camera. The FLASH is not working properly when you are in a dark area, even if you already adjust the settings the exposure is still not good.

As a blogger, you really need a nice capture of a certain photo even if your just using a mobile camera or a Smartphone.

Though photography really need to be able to anticipate and capture some nice shots you should know how to adjust the lenses of camera as well.        

As they said, you don't need a DSLR to take great photos. SMARTPHONE can give you the best photo capture...but not all smartphones. Now, I know the next time I am going to buy a smartphone I'm going to check the specs well. 8MP Backside-illuminated cameras are not good for bloggers like me. It doesn't give me a auto-focus of a photo that I need.

Just like the photo above, taken inside a bar. I already use the camera FLASH here, but still the shot is so dark.

A photo posted by rainepal (@palraine) on

And when I focused shot a certain item or a
food, the photo turn blurry or it has a low light performance.

I am one of the unsatisfied users of STARMOBILE SKY 4" Quad Core Anroid KitKat Smartphone. But I have no choice, need to continue to use it because it is a PLAN under Sun Cellular.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I bought the unit as a Plan from Sun Cellular for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I am not connected with STARMOBILE or SUN CELLULAR COMPANY. Any inquiry regarding the product, kindly call STARMOBILE Customer Care Center*    

Philippine Blogging Awards Gala Night #Bloggys2015 #Blogger #FilipinoBloggersWorldwide

It's the first time that my blog is listed as one of the nominated blogs for the Philippine Blogging Awards. 

Also my first time to be invited to join such a grandeur events. Plus being a guest of honor, I don't have to pay for a ticket  and also I am entitled to bring one(1) companion for FREE.

I am inviting you all to please NOMINATE my blog: 


BLOG/CATEGORY: Personal/Diary

BLOG DESCRIPTION:  A personal blog that talks about anything and everything. A personal blog of a single mom where I can talk and say about anything that I care about and experiences that affect my community, my family and me as well.

Submit your nomination here: NOMINATE A BLOG


Thanks so much!!!!!

Davao is Colorful with Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan #Kadayawan2015 #KadayawansaDabaw2015 #K15 #DavaoLifeisHere

What a wonderful way to kick off August, a celebration with PRIDE, LOVE and UNITY among the Dabawenyos and the Lumads of Mindanao. A celebration of LIFE and POSSIBILITY!

Kadayawan Festival is an annual event here in Davao City, happened during the 3rd week of August. It is a celebration of GOOD HARVEST and a celebration of LIFE.

The name "Kadayawan' derives from a friendly greeting "MADAYAW' means "DAYAW" from a Dabawenyo dialect --- that is GOOD, VALUABLE, SUPERIOR or BEAUTIFUL.

Our Lumads celebrate it's thanksgiving in a way of a dance. By the so-called rituals, they give their thanks to their god for a wonderful blessings they have received. These implies how they treasure their traditions by their cultural and historical heritage from generation to generation.

The Dance is very important to the Mindanaoan Lumads, that is why the INDAK-INDAK sa KADALANAN was created to showcase Mindanao's talent from different town contingents, which comes from different provinces and cities of Mindanao.


With the drum beats, agong and kulintang filled the street loud and fast, the splash of colorful costumes and rantings of folk rhythms echoing the city street --- the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan or street dancing is finally OPEN!

This is my first time to cover as one of the participating Bloggers in this event. After applying for a registration from our City Information Office, I got my ID and I'm ready to get in and take pictures.

The Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan serves as a great reminder to all people of Mindanao and to the whole world that when we talk about gatherings and festivity it talks about UNITY among people and the RESPECT for different religious and cultural backgrounds.

Here are the 15 different contingents who compete and showcase the best of Mindanaoan's through a lively and noisy festivities engaging with the harmony of dance, music and thanksgiving.

1. MUNICIPALITY OF BAGANGA, Davao Oriental (4th Runner-up) PHp50,000

2.  KAPITAN TOMAS MONTEVERDE  Sr., Central Elem. School - CULTURE & ARTS Dance Troupe, Davao City

3. TINGAGUN DANCE TROUPE - Malabang, Lanao del Sur

4. POLOMOLOK PERFORMING ARTS GUILD, South Cotabato (3rd Runner-up) PHp100,000+PHp50,000 for winning the BEST in MUSICALITY AWARD.

5. TRIBUNG GRANDEHANON from  Catalunan Grande, Davao City

6. STO. NIñO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - Kalingawan Dance Troupe,  Sto. Niño South Cotabato (1st Runner-up) PHp400,000.

7. DAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - Mati City, Davao Oriental (2nd Runner-up) PHp300,000.

They will represent the city for the Aliwan Festival to be held in Manila.

8. OPTACIANO HILAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - Manambulan, Tugbok, Davao City


10. SAN LUIS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - Caraga, Davao Oriental

11. GOVERNOR GENEROSO, Davao Oriental

12. STA. ANA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - Performing Arts Guild, Davao City


14. TRIBU MAPAWA, Maragusan, Compostela Valley

15. CABANTIAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, Davao City (GRAND CHAMPION) PHp500,000 cash prize+PHp12,000 worth of fuel certificate sponsored by Phoenex and 100 pieces of shirts from Air Asia.

Their presentation is taken from the story of B'laan tribes, where one will mistakenly offended the spirits of a giant tree.

Congrats to all contingents and see you next year, don't forget to SAVE the date for KADAYAWAN 2016,  August 15-21.

Grand Prize Winner: Cabantian National High School, Indak Indak sa Kadalanan 2015
Posted by Mary Joselle Dilig Villafuerte on Saturday, August 22, 2015

PLDT HOME fortifies leadership in fixed broadband #PLDTHome #PLDTBroadband

Leading home digital services provider PLDT HOME has strengthened its leadership in fixed broadband with a commanding market share of over 70% in the first half of the year as it boosted its broadband service with an array of digital services.

Total PLDT HOME fixed broadband customers grew by 15% as of end-June, adding two times more subscribers than competition in the second quarter of the year. Revenue is seen to further grow with the aggressive push of high-end Fibr plans.

“PLDT HOME’s fixed broadband has continuously maintained its industry leadership with its significant array of new digital services and compelling content, providing entertainment to customers  everywhere, whether they are at home or away from home,” said PLDT EVP and Head of Consumer Business Group Ariel P. Fermin.

PLDT is the first telco to offer Quadplay in the country. It is the innovative bundling offer where mobile services are packaged with voice, data, and cable television, providing connectivity everywhere. Fitch industry research unit, BMI Research, said in a recent report that the quadplay service will potentially boost PLDT revenues.

“With Quadplay, we are once more leveraging our integrated approach to connectivity as our data, voice, and Cignal over fiber services are packaged with a mobile bundle. This further solidifies our leadership in the broadband market,” Fermin pointed out.

“The quadplay service will reinforce the trusted benefits of PLDT HOME brands. With this offer, we will be able to offer our customers a one-stop shop for all their communications and multimedia needs, enabling them to experience a richer digital lifestyle,” he added.

PLDT HOME has also beefed up its content by partnering with global providers. One of the content partnerships launched in the second quarter of 2015 was with iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service with more than 11,000 hours of top shows and movies from the best content providers around the world, including top Hollywood, European, Asian, and even local studios. Another recently-launched partnership was with Fox International Channels, a global entertainment company and Asia Pacific’s leading broadcaster. This content partnership provides PLDT HOME and Smart subscribers with subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), as well as live shows and catch-up television on the various Fox channels.

“With this exclusive partnership with iflix, PLDT HOME and Smart subscribers can now enjoy unlimited entertainment wherever they are across the broadest range of devices – from smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, to TV screens – at a very low price, starting at P99 per month,” Fermin said. “We are also delighted to deliver a wide range of educational, sports, lifestyle, and movie content from Fox that will suit the entertainment wants and needs of our customers whenever and wherever they are.”

PLDT’s robust fixed and wireless networks enable the delivery of new services that meet the digital lifestyle needs of its subscribers. This is supported by the country’s most expansive fiber optic network, spanning more than 100,000 kilometers.


****Press Release August 2015

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