JCI Limitless Training during the 3rd Area Council Meeting #JCIArea5 #ACMthree #JCIDuwaling #IamLimitless

Limitless is a project of JCI Manila wherein it help trains and educate people all around the Philippines, to become better and responsible citizen  and spread positive change in each community. Read more here: JCI Manila

When JCI Duwaling President Yasmin Fabricante invite me to attend the training, without hesitation, I said "YES"! This will be the most powerful training/seminar I will be attending. Just looking at the assigned speakers Atty. Dino de Leon and Vincent Capistrano, both have strong knowledge regarding the topic assigned to them for discussion. At a young age they already acquired great skills and responsibility to become a good leader.

  • Atty. Dino de Leon is a 2012 DLSU World Debate Convener and a 2015 Philippine Bar Passer.
  • Vincent Capistrano an IT Manager at Infor and has a Master Degree of Business Administration(MBA) at University of the Philippines.

Royal Mandaya Hotel - Rajah Room
July 16, 2016

Went early morning and the JCI Duwaling members busy preparing for the registration. 

Because I am new and this is my first time to attend a training with the JCI, I'll wait outside while they are still preparing for the training room.

All are given training string bags and ID's.

That day there is also an activity that sponsored by SMART and JCI Duwaling, the Philippine Post Office people was there to assist the processing of the application for the New Improved POSTAL ID Capturing Day.

As soon as the room was ready, I was notified by one of the JCI Daba-Daba members and to look for a table to sit down.

Speakers are busy preparing their programs.

I was welcomed by the two speakers, despite of their busy tasks and was introduce with the other JCI members and new members(like me!) who are already at the training room.

Thanks guys!

As soon as the room was made into quorum, VP Karla Singson lead the JCI prayer/creed. Followed by a brief message and introduction of the speakers from Ms. Yasmin, JCI Duwaling President.

The training is about how to develop and gain excellent communication skills both oral and written and the performance on understanding human behavior and psychology.

8 Modules:

  1. Human Behavior
  3. 0 Degree NETWORKING
  4. Level 5 Leadership
  6. People Management
  7. Branding
  8. Gratitude

Well, I affirm that I am not a good speaker --- I talk slowly and don't use the best words or I have that PUBLIC SPEAKING FEAR (The Speech Anxiety). I don't have stage fright,  I am just afraid to commit mistakes.

Building confidence. This is what I really need, confidence is not something that can be learned by setting rules and programs. Not a plan that we need to have a step-by-step procedures. That confidence is a mind stating - have a positive thinking, practice, be trained, acquire knowledge and be with people who have strong sense to work with and love to talk as well in order to improve and/or boost confidence level.

Photo credit Roxelle Francisco Minoza

Anyway, I really have a great time to be part of JCI Duwaling LIMITLESS Training, aside from learning and gaining knowledge I also gain more friends!

And very honor to meet the JCI National President, Mr. Steve Allen Tycangco.

TaxiLink Davao: The new on-demand taxi-booking app in Davao City is Here! #TaxilinkDavao #FreeTaxiRide #DavaoCity #DavaoLifeisHere

Last May 26, 2016,  I attended the media event of the first ever homegrown taxiapp in Davao, the TAXILINK.

The new on-demand taxi-booking app in Davao City.

As a continuation of the taxiapp launching, a press conference was held today, July 22, 2016 at Cafe Demitasse.

The whole team was present to address the media and bloggers about the Taxilink release at Google Play Store, on how to DOWNLOAD, REGISTER and use the app step-by-step using your own mobile and the mechanics to avail the FREE RIDE on the Featured TaxiLink Cab.

Next week will be the release for the iOS users.

FREE TAXI RIDES within Davao City!

The ride is for FREE only if you get the chance to BOOK the Featured Cab posted above. Enjoy the FREE RIDE Promo starting today, July 22 to October 22, 2016. From 6am to 10pm. One transaction to Point A to Point B, no limit of hours but within Davao City proper only.

But for the non-featured taxi but uses the TAXILINK APP you may pay the TAXI REGULAR RATES.


The advantage of this App compared to the other Taxi App is that TAXILINK is an added service for Rahao taxi fleet, they owned the app and the taxis at the same time.

Had my personal experience using the DRIVER TEST.

Some of the TaxiLink Features
The App is still on a Beta phase, so any problem using the app please don't hesitate to submit any suggestions via www.taxilink.com.ph or visit their Facebook Page at TAXILINK DAVAO.

FitFlop ™ x Chimes launches the ROLA exclusive style #FitFlopForSuperwomen #PressRelease

Davao City, Philippines - FitFlop, the footwear brand loved by millions of women everywhere-is back with a new style to rock your world.

The ROLA™ is the star of the 2016 Autumn/Winter collection, launched last July 8, 2016 at Chimes Boutique in Felcris Centrale, SM City Davao. Coming in Black, Bronze, and Hot Cherry colors, these styles are exclusive to the department store’s branches in Felcris Centrale, Abreeza, and Governor Sales.

The exclusive media event, titled “Rock n’ ROLA,” was attended by guests coming in their best rock n’ roll-inspired attire (visit my post here). The ROLA’s three colors make any wearer stand out with edgy style. Four gorgeous, glossy balls decorate an uber-slim, foot-flattering toe-post, using rich leather uppers and ergonomic Microwobbleboard™ midsoles that help diffuse pressure with every step to provide maximum comfort.

The attendee with the best rock n’ roll-inspired outfit was awarded a free pair of ROLA™. Invitees were also divided into three groups and competed in an OOTD challenge, wherein each group dressed up a mannequin using Chimes Boutique apparel to complement the pair of ROLA™ assigned to them. The winning group was also awarded one free pair of ROLA™ per member.

FitFlop™ was created in 2006 with a mission to create the most comfortable footwear in the world. Founded in the UK by Marcia Kilgore, she collaborated with two biochemists and created the triple density Microwobbleboard™ midsole. Some iconic styles include the sporty-gorgeous WALKSTAR™, the Swarovski-studded ROCK CHIC™, and fan-favorite CHA CHA™. Now, the ROLA™ is the newest addition to the line of sandals loved by millions of women all over the world.  

FitFlop™ believes that feet shouldn't get in the way of one's dreams; that life is too short to not choose great shoes, and that having the right ergonomics underfoot can totally make one's day. Every pair made is based on world-class biomechanics, because it's FitFlop's brand philosophy that it's cool to be comfortable. FitFlop™ is the footwear for the modern-day superwoman.

Primer Group of Companies, Asia's next retail giant, is the EXCKUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR of FitFlop™ in the Philippines.

For more information about FitFlop™, please visit FitFlop Philippines. Fans may also get latest updates about the brand through TWITTER and on INSTAGRAM


Read my Rock n' Rola Fashion Experience here www.glamourholicmom.com

[UNBOXING] SKK Mobile Phone Chronos Ace 6.0 Marshmallow #ProductReview #SKKMobilePhone #ChronosAce #SKK4LYF

With the release of different smartphone in the market, with updated OS (from KITKAT to LOLLIPOP to MARSHMALLOW) the rival of the new brand kicks in for the title of the best mobile camera. Sure there are many contenders that will come out and claim they got the best among the others, but not in the same level indeed.

I've been looking for a nice smartphone that capture clear photos and videos, but budget-friendly. Most popular smartphone that got good quality in terms of capturing photos and videos really give you an upscale product price. So, I search and got tangled with this mobile phone - CHRONOS ACE, very cheap but base in different reviews it get good ratings in terms of quality and performance compared with the other series.




SKK MOBILE PHONE Enhances Communication is the coolest and one of the largest gadgets, smartphones, tablets and accessories provider company all over the Philippines. They launch their newest product line  called CHRONOS SERIES.

What make me decide to choose Chronos Ace among the other series they have launched is the ANDROID OS use in this mobile --- Marshmallow 6.0 is the Google's latest OS version for the Android, in this is a great big help for us as bloggers, making Google services even easier to use; delivering better ways to access and manage apps; addressing core system weaknesses like battery life and security, delivering more customization and user-facing controls to stock Android.

The BREEZE Good Experiment #SeetheGood #ChangeofHeart #BreezePhilippines

Have you watch this video -  The Good Experiment.

The first thing I've seen in my Facebook Timeline feed early in the morning is this video from BREEZE, very touching and honestly this made me cry. We should always be thankful to our parents or to someone who took care of us when we were kids.

The video shown the unconditional love and respect, the values which our parents taught us. A reminder that as we grew older we become parents too, and that learning we get from them will also share with our kids. In a way that it help us to become more successful, mature and respectful.

Can something seemingly bad brings out something good?

Parents especially mothers are always like that. I am like that with my tweens. I easily say, "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?", "WHAT HAPPENED?", "YOU BETTER WASH THAT!".

And they will reply: "Mom, your so OA" (Over Acting na naman si Mama). I easily conclude that if I see them dirty, they get it from being naughty.

Screenshot grab from Breeze video

The initial reaction of a mother when they have seen their kids full of dirt, shock and cannot believe what they saw.

Screenshot grab from Breeze video

But wait, the video had a twist of the story. Getting dirty doesn't mean they do something bad.

Screenshot grab from Breeze video

Screenshot grab from Breeze video

See the GOOD.

They all got dirty, because they help. 
They all got dirty, because they care. 
They all got dirty, because the CHANGE starts from them. 
The CHANGE to be with others who are in need, a CHANGE for a new beginning.

Congratulation to BREEZE Philippines, this advertisement you've made really help parents to have a #ChangeofHeart.

BREEZE Philippines

School Recess Before Lunch Makes Your Kids Happier and Healthier One #Recess #Education #Parenting #SchoolRecess

I grow up from a school that gives us a time to have a  break and take our "RECESS" for 15 minutes before we take our lunch.

Way back in early 80's, when I'm still in grade school, I never purchase my snacks or my lunch from the canteen the fact that they sell food pretty expensive and very unhealthy. I always have my all-in-one food box with me, that includes my snacks and lunch.

And by early '90's,  in my High School year,  our canteen change its rules and now they get much more healthy and much more yummier food, the likes of, Filipino delicacies (suman. puto, sapin2, etc..) and for beverages they served kalamansi(lemon) juice and fruit shakes, no more softdrinks allowed.

Prepping up your Children for School to Avoid Stress #ParentsBusiestMonth #MonthofJune #GoingtoSchool #SchoolDays

Summer is over, and the month of June is here!  It's finally the time to head on and prepare our children for the coming school year. Maybe for some especially the students, it's a very exciting time. But for others, especially parents it can be the most stressful month of the year.

There are lot to consider if you want to ensure that your kids will get great first day at school. This is base on what I've learned during the past years of my Tweens in their Elementary or Primary years. Normally, preparing for school usually starts in the last couple of weeks before class starts, this is the major fail for most parents because for me --- summer is the most appropriate time to prepare for school both to the parents and students.


1. Be busy and enjoy summer.  I let my children join different workshop offered by DepED. A Dance Workshop for my youngest since she loves to dance.


And for my eldest because she loves music, she joined Flute Recorder's Club.

Joining different workshop/sports this summer will make your kids summer a fun day. 

2. Continue learning over this summer. 
The workshop will not just help your kids to be attentive in a long hot days, but also make their summer not to be boring at all. I let them play their computers/mobile for 2 hours just to simply keeping their brain in the habit of learning such as by watching films, history or national geographic to give them an extra advantage when it comes to going back to school.

3. Spend time with friends that will be attending same school. And keep learning by bonding.

There's no problem with this, because my children have a lot of friends here in our community and most of them go with the same school and ride with the same van (a small school bus).

4. As early as possible, you need to purchase school supplies to avoid too much Stress!
In the previous years, when my children are still in their primary years, we wait for their teacher advisers to give the requirements during enrollment. Now that they are in middle school or in high school, I see to it that I purchase supplies that are certainly needed for the first day, the likes of:

You need to have a scientific calculator and a graphing paper, if your child is doing mathematics.

An intermediate and a yellow paper, use virtually all classes. Need to buy a single stack of  this because this is use throughout the school year.

A hand-sanitizer for protection.

A portable USB drive/stick, for saving computer work.

***And to follow other school supplies like scissors, eraser, rulers, crayons, correction tape/liquid eraser, art papers, ruler, etc..


In the Philippines, classes starts on June 13, 2016.

1. Getting to school. I don't have problem with my two girls getting to school, they ride on the same van with our children's neighbor and they know how to ride on a public vehicle going to school and home.

But here's a tip for the first time parents whose children are now in high school or in grade 7, by now arrange reliable transport or help your children figure out how they'll be getting to school without us guiding them. Well it's not yet too late to teach your children how to ride on a public vehicle. Tomorrow, Saturday June 11, you can have time with your kids by riding a jeepney school route for them to familiarize the streets. Or if you have a car, a quick ride over will help your children to feel relax. 

And if your living close enough to the school, a good morning walk is much better and a good way to exercise.

2. Clean the room the night before. During summer days, my tweens always forget to clean their room especially the bed, since they like to sleep the whole day while doing mobile surfing and cleaning their own cabinet. Well, as a single mom, I let them play with their mobile for 2 hours then after eating, going back to their room again and went into the same routine. Though sometimes they help me manage my shop and still the same they forget to clean their bed. But school is nearing, well I will let them clean their bed because they won't have as much time for things like cleaning.

3. Check uniforms (buttons, zippers and/or shoes & socks still fit) if it is okay to use for the school year. Choose the right uniform and lay it or hang it properly. Remember,  a good impression last. Make sure that you don't break school rules regarding school uniforms.

4. Get at least 8 hours of sleep. I told my tweens now that by Sunday, June 12, no more computers. Cellphone should be charge properly (it means OFF). No more overnight snacks and watching movies. Getting enough sleep is more important especially for 16 years or younger. Change the sleeping habit that you have in summer.


1. Wake up early. Set your alarm and drink cold water. I always tell my tweens to drink cold water, because it will give their body a jolt of energy to get through the morning.

2. Have a nice long shower. Make sure you're clean and look fresh. And always check your clock if you still have time to change for uniform(if you have change of mind on what to wear) and ample time to eat breakfast and by not getting late for the 1st day of school.

3. Eat a full and nutritious breakfast. Do not skip breakfast in your first day going to school. A strong and healthy breakfast can help you for the rest of the day. And since my tweens love bacon and egg, I need to prepare myself for my grocery list too!

4. Don't forget to brush teeth after eating.

5. Be at the school 15 minutes early. Since my tweens time is 7:15 AM they have to be there at 7AM or 6:30AM to avoid traffic.

So parents, especially the WAHM (work at home mom), need not to feel STRESS - do it earlier to avoid stressful day and have the grocery lists prepare to avoid cramming on what to buy. 

The Best Part Happened during The Guinness for Federalism Event #HandaAwitDavao #TagumpayngPagbabago #PHVoteDuterte #DisiplinaDuterte

The Special Projects Team of the Duterte for President Movement calls for 300,000 strong volunteers to beat the world record in singing the National Anthem against Bangladesh last May 7, 2016. Dabawenyos positively responded to participate the Guinness for Federalism and at the same time attend and support the Miting de Avance of our beloved Mayor Rody R. Duterte which feeds simultaneously from the Luneta Park to Crocodile Park.

My personal view is that the event not only a call for us to sing "LUPANG HINIRANG", but also a call for UNITY & CAMARADERIE, an approach to life, a philosophy, an enthusiasm for experience that pervades a culture that has been neglected for so many years.

Davao City and other cities here in Mindanao has been long forgotten or let me rephrase it..somehow forgotten as part of the Philippine island. The call for FEDERALISM is one of the most important and innovative concepts if our Philippine Government will adapt this form of government, the equal sharing of revenues pertaining to one region. Most of the money goes to Metro Manila while Mindanao, despite its contribution to economy, it doesn't receive enough funds. 

I agree that people especially here in Mindanao are clamoring for a CHANGE. Why? Because the concentration of wealth and power can be seen only to the capital. The central powers takes the great opportunity to get all the revenues and the remaining will be given to other regions. Which is very unfair! This is the start of GRAFT & CORRUPTION...what we need is fair sharing of revenues, wherein autonomous states will take control over their own development as well as save the revenues for their own needs, like EMERGENCY/CALAMITY FUNDS.


The event registration starts at 8am and people are waiting for their BARCODED ID to be scanned and be validated as per Guinness World Records requirements.

While waiting for the other participants to join the singing of the National Anthem which scheduled at 5PM, we got a good spot to take our lunch and have a good rest.

By the way, it's not totally a rest because every now and then, the organizers are giving instructions on what to do and not to do during the singing of "Lupang Hinirang". We are ask to group by 50's according to our shirt colors, we must sing it (lip sync is not allowed) - the assigned Marshalls/Stewards will see to it that everyone is singing, no taking of selfie during the singing, etc..etc...

We meet many people coming from different places in Davao Region, like some came from Mati City (Davao Oriental) and others are from Digos City (Davao del Sur), Tagum City (Davao del Norte) and IGACOS.

A festivity scenario that everyone will greet each other, sharing food and drinks. How can you restrain the joy that fills you when you hear the laughter in spite the scorching heat of the sun.

A FREE FOOD sponsored by Minute Burger.

A FREE DRINK sponsored by Nature's Spring Purified Water.

There are many Portable Public Toilets in every area inside the Crocodile Park.


Another thing that best happened during the Guinness for Federalism Event, is that after the singing of the National Anthem it was followed by the OPERATION CLEANING.

And as we go home amidst the heavy traffic, someone knocks our car window. To our surprise, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Staff and her Uncle (brother of Ma'am Elizabeth Zimmerman Duterte) give us food and drinks.

T'was a fun for us to join the event.  It has been a very fulfilling experience for us as Filipino and as Dabawenyos. I want to thank and congratulate the organizers and all the participants! Madayaw DABAW!

A Proud Dabawenya here!