Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: Your gateway to Paskong Pinoy

When it comes to Christmas parties, nobody does it better than the Filipinos.

However, with COVID-19 health threat still prevalent in society and following the strict guidelines of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), skipping the usual grand reunions would be the safest option to seize the holidays.

Despite the many challenges that is currently happening within and outside the country, these wouldn’t stop the Filipinos from celebrating the annual Paskong Pinoy.

Thus, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar opens its doors for a uniquely Filipino Christmas festivities in accordance to the government’s directives on physical distancing, wearing of masks and other safety precautionary measures.

With minimal travel requirements such as health certificate, Get-Pass App QR Code and Confirmed Hotel Voucher, family and friends can simply enjoy the most wonderful time of the year and have their well-deserved secured stays at Las Casas over good food and fun activities.   

Set against its Filipino-Spanish restored houses, Las Casas will be having a tree lighting event on December 5, where they will officially start the countdown to Christmas as their Belen (Holy Family) and 24-ft Filipino-inspired tree, adorned with bamboo lanterns, take center stage and light up the skies.

From December 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021, Las Casas Food and Beverage will be offering “Meryenda sa Balsa” with Christmas snacks as the highlight of the activity. For only PHP 3,500 for two, guests can enjoy sight-seeing aboard the iconic native raft (balsa) while savoring puto bumbong, bibingka, and sago’t gulaman.

Guests can also learn how to make the traditional Christmas favorites through “Bibingka and Puto Bumbong Making” every 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays of the month.

This year’s celebration is extra meaningful as it represents new beginnings for everyone, especially the fact that the Filipino people were able to fight the most arduous challenges including the health crisis and natural calamities.

Under the sparkling Christmas lights, guests can feel and enjoy the cheery vibe of the traditional Christmas Eve feast or Noche Buena with a set dinner for adults and kids at PHP 3, 500 and PHP 1, 750 respectively.

Meanwhile, on December 31, guests can wrap up the year and toast to a better 2021 with a luscious New Year’s set dinner matched with live entertainment and fireworks display for adults and kids at PHP 3, 500 and PHP 1, 750 respectively.

There’s no better Christmas celebration than a cozy stay at one of its hotel rooms and casas. Guests can avail 5% treat on accommodations when they book from December 1 to December 17, 2020.

Whether the heritage property is close to home or far away, the brand is certain that Las Casas is every family’s gateway to a remarkable Paskong Pinoy.

For inquires and reservations, visit www.lascasasfilipinas.com or follow their official social media pages.

You may also view Las Casas Quezon City facebook page at www.facebook.com/LasCasasQC

Doc Pao will be sharing his blessings

They say that it is during the most trying of times that a person’s true character is revealed. When things don’t go according to plan and people are tested to their limits, this is when a person’s mask that he presents to society is stripped away.

This couldn’t be more when it comes to Doc Paolo Bellosillo. Doc Paolo Bellosillo has been helping people live their best life by teaching them more about naturotheraphy. When the pandemic hit, Doc Pao pivoted and focused on helping people survive the pandemic.

An International Specialist of St Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital and proclaimed Most Outstanding Private Citizen given by PNP, Doc Pao exemplifies what resiliency is all about. He did not let the pandemic stop him from touching people’s lives and making a difference in this world.

Tireless in his efforts to give aid to those who need him most and to show support to fellow frontliners, Doc Pao stays out so that others can stay home and stay safe.

This year, Christmas is not as felt as it has been in the past because of the ongoing pandemic, typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Despite the despair and death happening all around, this country has survived together and moved forward as one nation.

Doc Pao is grateful though that the Filipino spirit remains well and alive. It takes a lot to break a spirit but thankfully, the Filipino spirit is not easy to break. We are a loving race and we have heaps of charity, love, service, and humanity.

This Christmas, Doc Pao will be sharing his blessings by providing food for the hungry, water for the thirsty, and medicine for the sick. He also plans to visit the Lord and have a dialogue with him. Lastly, he will be with his family enjoying a family meal cooked healthily to ensure that he is able to live his best life.

Real jewelry becomes more valuable over time and it is a great investment asset

Precious stones, gemstones, and jewelry have always been connected to human culture since time immemorial. These beautiful adornments continue to hold real meaning and value.

Throughout the course of history, jewelry has been offered as a trophy, an amulet, and sometimes, even art. It perfectly symbolizes love, a celebration of milestones, and of course, the ultimate representation of wealth.

The line between jewelry and money has always been intertwined with each other. To this day, jewelry continues to be used as currency, inheritance, and investment. But investing in jewelry requires the right knowledge and responsibility.

It is a wise and valuable asset to have as it continues to grow in value every year. In fact, many investors prefer investing in jewelry more because it is less risky than other markets. Interestingly enough, while the value of the world’s currencies constantly fluctuates, gold, diamonds, and other precious metals and stones, on the other hand, has remained stable. Despite the many global economic downturns, including the current pandemic that has severely affected the world’s economies, the value of jewelry has held strong.

Though the price of gold, gold jewelry, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and other gemstones and precious stones also fluctuates, its value however has never truly depreciated significantly. Their value continues to steadily appreciate over time. “What’s beautiful about investing in jewelry is that it is timeless and its value does not diminish.

Real jewelry becomes more valuable over time and it is a great investment asset to have as it pays dividends in the future,” said Tyzianna Teves of Just Jewels. From November 23 to 29, 2020, Just Jewels, one of the country’s highly respected stores of real and authentic jewelry, will be holding their Bright Beginnings Black Friday Grand Sale on Facebook, www.justjewels.com.ph, and at all the Just Jewels branches nationwide. The Grand All Out Sale will likewise guest Sofia Andres in the Facebook Live selling event on November 23, November 27, and November 29. There will also be raffle prizes, games, and many more exciting activities for the attendees. For more information on the Just Jewels Bright Beginnings Black Friday Grand Sale, visit www.justjewels.com.ph.

BPI offers enhanced Financial Program for OFW

BPI offers enhanced financial program for Overseas Filipinos. The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is augmenting its program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) with BPI Pinoy Abroad, a complete financial program for OFWs that addresses their varying needs based on their career stages.

BPI Pinoy Abroad introduces a package of solutions for OFWs who may be in the recruitment stage, wealth building stage, or retirement stage. “Through this program, OFWs and their families can reap the benefits of overseas employment through our package of solutions based on their career stages.

Throughout their journey, BPI Pinoy Abroad helps them achieve their financial goals,” said BPI Head of Retail Segments Aileen Lamasuta. For newly acquired OFW clients who are about to be deployed or newly deployed, BPI offers the “Baon Pack: Gabay sa Pag-alis” which covers services such as entry-level protection through BPI-Philam, Automatic Savings, Remittance, Online and Mobile banking, and Allotment Account. For established, wealth-building OFWs and their families, the bank provides those with four to 10 years of job tenure with the “Pundar Pack: Gabay sa Pagpundar.” The products and services included are Build-up Deposit (Maxi Saver and Pamana Savings), Wallet Extension (Credit Cards), Car and Housing Loan, Income protection thru BPI-Philam, and Asset protection.

BPI also offers wise investment options for retiring and high-value OFWs and their families. The bank has its “Invest Pack: Gabay sa Pagbalik”, which includes Preferred Banking account, Investments: AMTC/BIMI/Capital, and Business Loans. “We recognize the fact that overseas employment is a unique opportunity for many Filipinos. With our offerings, we help our OFs and their families work together to reap the benefits of overseas employment,” Ms. Lamasuta added. The BPI Pinoy Abroad program is part of BPI’s aim to become a trusted source of financial advice for Overseas Filipinos can benefit from a holistic program that addresses their needs as they journey towards a better life.

CABANATUAN PREMIUM LONGGANISA

Sarisari.ph, a new wholesale marketplace of premium products from different provinces and regions came about with just one goal in mind – to be the best and complete source of premium regional dishes and delicacies.

One of which is its flagship product, the Cabanatuan Premium Longganisa. The most popular longganisa in Cabanatuan is called ‘Batutay’, a beef-based longganisa with a distinctive sweet taste. But this too has evolved with the introduction of other variants such as garlic, sweet garlic, hamonado, and spicy flavors.

Today, we are also seeing flavoured Skinless Cabanatuan Longganisa in the market. Sarisari.ph sources all of their products straight from where it comes from. And they make sure that they are freshly made only from the highest quality ingredients. No preservatives, and no fillers or extenders. What’s best is that, it contains more meat than fat making it intact and still whole after frying unlike other brands.

Sarisari.ph also offers budding entrepreneurs to be part of their growing family which can be done in two ways: its either you become a Dealer or a Reseller.

Dealers’ Price is at P7000 with product inclusions of your choice (depending on the availability). You will be provided with a tarp that can help boost your business.

While a reseller, for only P4000 will also be given products of your choice, and together with the Dealer will be given free deliveries of your goods upon ordering and replenishments of your supplies.

The lowest price Sarisari.ph can offer resellers is for P1500. Let us not make this pandemic a hindrance to our success. We can rise and still continue to be productive citizens.

Sarisari.ph can help you achieve that goal. To know more about the products or how to become a dealer or reseller, call 09985310559 or 09161621608; or send a private message to https://www.facebook.com/CPLParanaque and https://www.instagram.com/sarisariph.premium/.

Safely bouncing back together

“Sa ngayon, pangamba at pagdududa ang pumipigil sa ating ibalik ang dating buhay. Pero aangat tayong muli, dahil may isang bagay na hindi kayang kunin ng COVID sa atin. Ito ang ating pagiging matibay at determinado.”

Impactful, encouraging, and deeply needed. These are some of the most common responses you will see in the “Ingat Angat Tayong Lahat” video that filled the news feeds this month. The production is part of Ingat Angat, a private sector-led campaign that aims to re-start the Philippine economy by empowering Filipinos with vigilance. 

It’s not surprising. For so long, many Filipinos were wondering what will happen next as we watch the pandemic hit the nation. Worries were piling up as we all stayed inside of our homes, afraid of the unseen. With “Ingat Angat Tayong Lahat”, it was shown that new normal can also be faced with smiles; fears still present but laced with renewed trust to others.

One of the most uplifting scenes in the video was witnessing the country’s biggest brands banded together in one frame. Usually in tight competitions to win the consumers’ hearts, to see them united in a mission brought a sense of boosted hope to many. 

The message is clear: Ingat Angat believes in Filipinos’ solidarity. That by washing hands frequently, wearing a mask and face shield at all times and maintaining distance from others in our everyday life, the country will get back on our feet safely and surely. 

Photo taken: Rade Dish Cignal Store opening: June 2019

The truth is, it is already happening. Beyond the viral video, you can also learn stories of resilience anywhere in the Philippines. Take for example Jayson Sarno, a former agent-installer of Cignal. Starting small by canvassing house to house and getting stocks from distributors, Sarno is now an owner of Rade Dish Argao. 

“Wala pa kaming pwesto dati. Simula noong nagkaroon kami ng store, ‘yong kita namin naging sapat na para makabili kami ng bahay, ng sasakyan. Hanggang sa nakapag-branch out na ako.” he said.

With the pandemic happening, Sarno’s partnership with Cignal helped him survive the struggles in their operations. Guided by safety measures in doing their day-to-day business, Rade Dish Argao was able to survive the hits of COVID-19 and maintain being one of the leading dealers of Cignal. 

Sarno’s story echoes “Ingat Angat Tayong Lahat” faith. “Walang kasiguraduhan ang mga susunod na araw. Ang sigurado lang, ay kapag isinapuso natin ang pag-iingat, aangat tayong muli.” He’s not the only one believing as Cignal sees a rise in the number of Filipinos ready to get back on their feet. 

As there is no franchise fee being required, being a dealer is becoming one of the go-to options for many. Cignal is known to be committed in providing awesome viewing experience to millions of families nationwide. With their equally-awesome offer to potential partners, the company is also helping in rebuilding our country by providing livelihood opportunities to many Filipinos. Due to the continuous vigilance being practiced by community quarantine, the demand for more dealers within the vicinity is high. Being a Cignal partner is like hitting two birds with one stone; helping the economy by doing business and helping Filipinos by making sure they don’t need to go far to avail their needs.

Interested to become a Cignal Dealer? Call 0949 997 7600 or email dealer@cignaltv.com.ph

ROWA’s Official Launch in Lazada Expect great deals on its 11.11 Biggest One-Day Sale

Get up to 40% off, FREE Apple Watch, and more at ROWA’s Official Launch in Lazada Expect great deals on its 11.11 Biggest One-Day Sale Score up to 40% discount, FREE Apple Watch, and more exciting freebies as ROWA, the consumer electronics and home appliance brand under the TCL Group of Companies, officially launch its Flagship Store in Lazada on November 11, 2020 at the upcoming 11.11 Biggest One-Day Sale!

Customers can expect great deals on its opening day starting with huge discounts and free shipping nationwide with no minimum purchase; as well as collectible vouchers worth up to Php1000 that they can collect when they visit ROWA’s official store in Lazada.

Crazy Flash Deals Kick starting their launch, ROWA is having a massive sale in all its Smart Android TV at almost half the price. From its SRP of Php16,095, you can now get the ROWA 32” L51 Smart Android TV for only Php8,995; and the 40-inch full HD variant of it at Php12,495 from Php18,995. If you’re looking for a sweeter upgrade, the ROWA T61 Series is also up for steal with its discounted prices of Php17,495 for the 43” version and Php22,995 for the 55-inch.

Aside from these huge discounts, customers should also look forward to ROWA’s shocking giveaways for the first 12 buyers of their Crazy Flash Sale on 11.11 from 12AM to 2AM. FREE Apple Watch Series 6 2020 – for the very first (1st) buyer FREE TCL Bluetooth Sound Bar – for the next 11 buyers FREE P3000 worth of Gift Certificate – for five (5) lucky buyers All these exciting freebies and discounts will be available during ROWA’s Grand Opening Sale in Lazada’s Biggest One-Day Sale on November 11, 2020.

Be sure to stay tuned and catch the latest updates about ROWA on their official Lazada Flagship Store; or visit their official website at www.rowaph.com and follow them on their social media accounts @ShopROWAph.

GOODBYE to HAIR DAMAGE

Say Goodbye to Hair Damage with Haircare’s Newest Rice Oil Essence Trend If it’s worth any consolation, 2020 has been such an inventive year for the beauty community.

The beauty world has been constantly introducing big ingredient innovations we’ve never seen possible before. Just take a look at the micellar and collagen trends that were only thought to be beneficial for the skin but are now being sought after for hair. Who knows what’s next? And yet here we are again. Who would have thought that the food we eat 3x a day would be the newest trend that’s about to take over the beauty shelves, especially the hair care section?

Enter, rice oil — the underrated hair beauty secret of ancient Japanese women, and now Filipinos are bound to experience its powerful benefits. Here Comes Rice Oil Essence, The Solution to Luscious Damage-free Hair The age-old secret to beautifully long hair comes from the 2000-year old Japanese tradition of using rice water to wash hair. For thousands of years, East Asians have taken advantage of this superfood’s high concentration of vitamin E and have been using it since to maintain their luscious long hair.

The gold colored concentrate comes from the outer brown husk of grain. The abundance of vitamin E in rice oil can help reduce inflammation and reverse damage to the hair follicles. It can also act as a natural UV protectant, shielding strands from the harmful effects of too much sun exposure. It’s the perfect ingredient to maintain strong, long and shiny hair.

If you’ve been dealing with limp, brittle, dry, and damaged hair — a shampoo with rice oil essence might just be what your hair needs. Pantene took the hair game up a notch by extracting and distilling rice oil essence extracted in Wakayama, home to the Aragi-jima Rice Terraces to create a more potent ingredient, blended with Pro-Vitamin formula. So Long Damage, Hello Damage-free Strands with Pantene Long Hair Solutions! The New Pantene Long Hair Solutions with Pro-Vitamin Formula & Japanese Rice Oil Essence can help you grow your hair long without worrying about damage. This new Pantene shampoo is rich in Tocotrienol—a super Vitamin E, which has 50X anti-damaging benefits versus tocopherol in other oils. What does that mean? Pro-Vitamin B5 and Lipids fortify the inside, while Japanese Rice Oil Essence fortifies the outside.

It ultimately repairs damaged hair and keeps it protected from external factors, allowing the hair to grow longer, stronger, and beautifully smoother. Now you can say goodbye to hair damage, without worrying about growing it out with the New Pantene Long Hair Solutions with Pro-Vitamin Formula & Japanese Rice Oil Essence! After shampooing, follow it up with Pantene Total Damage Care Miracle Conditioner that helps prevent protein loss and protects hair from damage caused by frequent styling and chemical treatments so you can enjoy stronger, silky-smooth long hair! Maintain beautifully long, and damage-free hair right at the comfort of your home when you checkout the Pantene Long Hair Solutions from Pantene’s official Lazada and Shopee stores.

Doc Pao’s desire to do good to people

When the pandemic happened, a lot of things changed. The way people interact with each other, the way business is done, the way we travel, lead our lives, and even who we can see and when we can go out; all of these have changed.

The one thing that did not change is Doc Pao’s desire to do good to people. When everyone stayed home in fear of the virus, Dr. Paolo Bellosillo was out and about ensuring that he is able to help people with the use of all the knowledge that he has gained over the years in his field of medicine. Even though it was a struggle getting in and off PPEs, staying in one due to the heat, and making sure that no virus seeps in, Doc Pao forged on.

Doc Pao is an International Fellow Doctor Of Integrative Medicine as well as Diplomate Of Whole Medical Systems with Post Graduate studies in anti-aging medicine. He also has an

Advance Certification in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and Cardio-Metabolic Medicine

Plus Board in Homeland Security.  He used all that he learned from these in handling the health of around 250 mixes of law enforcement, military, and civilian patients by way of constant monitoring and providing them with the right doctor care and nutrition.

Through the use of cellular medicine, Doc Pao has also helped numerous patients overcome diseases. Through allopathic, naturopathic, homeopathic, and ayurvedic means, he is able to find the right balance to help his patient not only heal from their sickness but also learn how to have a healthier lifestyle to have a better quality of life.

Doc Pao recommends remaining mobile and exercising during these times aside from eating your vegetables and fruits. He says that though tempting to stay up all night, it’s best to still get a full night’s sleep as it heals the body and recharges you to have more energy throughout the day. Doc Pao believes that when people take care of their bodies, they have a better chance of being healthy and remaining active.

One of the most humbling experiences that Doc Pao experienced recently was taking care of a family of 8 whose age groups were extreme and had varying medical needs. Helping them win their battle against COVID without getting intubated through the help of a multidisciplinary team of HCWs from ICU nurses, IV nurses, med techs for serum lab and molecular lab tests while giving proper care through Multi Holistic modalities including IV therapy and implementing cellular nutrition protocols and Monitoring via compact equipment, home-based especially when hospitals were full was one of the most challenging yet rewarding things that Doc Pao went through.

Doc Pao hopes that the Philippines can soon have a more realistic COVID-19 management system in place with zero casualties by utilizing whole medical systems. Doc Pao has always been about enhancing the quality of life and helping people avoid becoming sick. In these trying times where a great immune system is one of the best ways to fight off the virus, Doc Pao’s advocacy matters more than ever.