Celebrate Your October Weekends at Tiendesitas

Reward yourself after this work week’s grind with Tiendesitas’ series of weekend events!

A staple in Pasig’s hub for Filipino culture are food stalls featuring the best filipino dishes alongside other native decors, furniture, and fashion. In line with Tiendesitas’ advocacy to support local flavors, top OPM acts will be performing at level 2 of the food villages with Freestyle on October 6, Ben & Ben on October 13, Sandwich on October 20, and Up Dharma Down on October 27.

What better way to kick start your week than with your furry friends! In celebration of World Animal Day on October 7 from 11am to 5pm, Tiendesitas will be holding a Pet Blessing and Dog Competition to excite pet owners and animal lovers alike!

Introducing Taxumo’s New Service: Taxumo Consult

TAXUMO would like to announce that they have a new ancillary service called Taxumo Consult.

Taxumo Consult is where current and aspiring business owners, professionals and freelancers can book calls with our resident business coaches (accounting and tax professionals). Each call is at $10 (or Php 550) that can be paid using PayPal.

For those without a PayPal account, they can email customercare@gmail.com and use subject “Taxumo Consult — their name” and ask about bank payments. Each call is at 30 minutes. For calls that will possibly take longer, client has to book 2 or more time slots.

They’ve noticed that this is a service that their users have been requesting for the longest time. We really hope that Taxumo Consult will help in educating the mass majority of business owners / entrepreneurs / professionals about taxation.

Also, if you know of any freelance accountants who want to join the Tax Consult program, please let them know that they can submit their CVs to ginger@taxumo.com . They are looking for BIR accredited CPAs.

Thank you! Please do let us know if you have any questions! 🙂
File away! #WorryLessAboutTaxes #TaxesPH

Workshop Alert: Engaging Brand Videos & Product Photography (A Business Starter Course)

We can almost smell the cool air of the upcoming Christmas Season. We can hear Christmas songs almost everywhere. Decorations filled the shopping malls and gift ideas are displayed neatly and inviting us to go and do our early Christmas shopping.

As we are on our last quarter of the year 2018, Manila Workshops thought of helping our entrepreneurs, from small business owners, online sellers & to huge ones. Others might not be knowledgeable in to how they can broaden their target market with the use of videos and instagramable photos. These workshops are originally under The Business Starter Course.

This October, Globe MyBusiness Academy & Unionbank GlobalLinker in partnership with Manila Workshops give you 2 workshops that will not only up your skill but also your sales.

*images by Miss Maciel Santos

To learn more about these workshops head on to our website through the following links: Engaging Brand Videos & Product Photography.

**Both workshops are inclusive of learning materials, certificate, snacks & coffee.**

You may contact VENI at: veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

 

 

2018 Halloween Activities & Trick or Treats in Metro Manila

Hey there moms and dads! It’s that time of year again where we are excited to dress up our kids and join them to the best Halloween Costume Party. 🙂 Last month, my son and I are already thinking of what he’ll be wearing this Halloween but as we are getting near the event and is seeing a lot of costumes in department stores, well guess what, he just can’t decide what he wants to be this year! OMG!

As you and your child think of what they wanted to be this year, (well, we all know it’s difficult to argue with them onto what they want) so I will make it easier for us – yes! including me – to check on where can we go and what would be the theme and of course get those pumpkins FULL of CANDIES!!!!

Check out this list and please bookmark this post for I will be updating this. 😉

2018 List of Halloween Activities or Trick or Treats in Metro Manila

FUN RANCH
Boo! Time Halloween Party 2018
WHEN: October 26, 27 or 28
WHAT: Halloween Costume Party where kids in costumes strut on the runway, while parents take a snapshot and cheer on the side.
FEE: Kids – P550
Adults – P275

ACTIVEFUN
Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party
WHEN: October 26
WHAT: Come in your best costume and you might be our Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest winner for Spookiest, Cutest, Prince, Princess, and Super Kid.
FEE: General – P750
ActiveKids Club – P700
Adult – P250 (with snacks)

KIDZANIA MANILA
Back to Kidz: Once Upon a Halloween
WHEN: October 19 | 6pm – 11pm
WHAT: This Halloween, it’s time for #Kidults to experience #KidZaniaManila once again! Come as your favorite book character and step into the stories of princes and princesses, wizards and witches, tributes, and a lot more of your beloved characters.
FEE: Early Bird Rate – P750
Student Rate – P600

KIDZANIA MANILA
Once Upon A Halloweek
WHEN: October 27 – November 4
WHAT: Come as your favorite book characters & join the hunt for treasure in Kidzania’s Treasure Island!
FEE: Happy 3-Day PaZZ for only Php1,999 (1 kid & 1 Adult)

SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Wizard Run 2018
WHEN: October 29 | 3pm – 8pm
WHAT: Bring the whole family to a spellbinding afternoon featuring our costumed fun run around the CCP Complex with thrilling obstacle courses. The excitement continues at the Wizard’s Hall (Harbor Garden Tent) where special games and prizes are in store for kids and kids-at-heart.
FEE: Online registration: https://www.sofitelwizardrun.com/

CRIMSON HOTEL, FILINVEST
Halloween Monster Mash
WHEN: October 27 | 10am – 4pm
WHAT: Fly or creep on over to Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila as the werewolves howl, vampires bite and other spooky creatures of the night party with us.
FEE: P1100
Inclusions:
– Ticket to the Crimson Grand Ballroom Party
– Monsterrific Snack Buffet
– Monsters on Parade Costume Contest
– Photo and Glam Booths
– Monsterzilla Activities and Games
– Lootbag
For inquiries, please email cfcmevents@crimsonhotel.com.
Or register here: https://goo.gl/forms/1vaoqT72ve3tg4PT2

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA
Build City: Brick or Treat
WHEN: October 21 | 2 – 4pm
WHAT: Spooky Lego Build | Games | Lego Polybag | Prize for Best Dressed
FEE: P1,000 for a 2HR. Camp (4-12 yeaers old)

MIDAS HOTEL & CASINO
BOO-levard Heroes: Full Force Halloween Party
WHEN: October 27 | 3PM – 6PM
WHAT: BOO-levard Heroes: Full Force Halloween Party
FEE: P550 (1 kid + 1 guardian)
Inclusions:
Light snacks (for kids only)
Loot bags
Photo booth
Face-painting
Heroes entertainment show
Food and Beverage selling stations
Exciting games and special awards
FOR REGISTRATION, click this link: http://bit.ly/BOOlevardHeroesForm

LUXENT HOTEL
Dia De Los Muertos: A Halloween Party for kids
WHEN: October 28 | 11AM – 3PM
WHAT: Dia De Los Muertos: A Halloween Party for kids
FEE: P999 (October 1-15)
For inquiries and reservations, call us at 863 7777

RAMADA MANILA
Treats and more Treats: A Whimsical Halloween Parade and Party
WHEN: October 27 | 10AM – 2:30PM
WHAT: Treats and more Treats: A Whimsical Halloween Parade and Party
FEE: P1200 (1 kid + 1 adult)
Additional Adult – P800
Additional Kid – P500
Inclusions: Delectable lunch buffet, access to all kiddie stations, freebies and goodies for kids, photo souvenir.

Y CAFE & BAR
Anime Haroween Party
WHEN: October 27 | 4-9PM
WHAT: Anime Haroween Party
FEE: P500 *with food & drinks
*** Buy 5 tickets get 5% discount
*** Buy 10 tickets get 1 FREE

DIAMOND HOTEL PHILIPPINES
Once Upon A Time: A Diamond Hotel Halloween Event
WHEN: October 28 | 10AM – 2PM
WHAT: Get ready for a fairy tale adventure filled with magic and a whole lot of fun! Get a chance to win exciting prizes, including a LEGO GRAND SHOWCASE.
FEE: P1000 *inclusive of a take-home snack box

Kuya Kim, Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, and Other Celeb Moms Team Up Against Invisible Kulob Stains with new Ariel

Have you ever experienced wanting to wear a favorite shirt only to be overwhelmed by that nauseating kulob smell? With those occasional rainy days suddenly coming up, many people think that kulob smell is caused by indoor drying. In truth, kulob is caused by invisible stains on clothes.

Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, Say Alonzo, and Joy Sotto are just some of those people wishing for kulob smell to disappear. A new online video answers their wish, thanks to Kuya Kim Atienza laying down the facts behind the new Ariel, and how its latest formulation gives the
deepest clean that keeps clothes free from invisible kulob stains that cause the malodor.

Invisible kulob stains? How exactly can you see them? How can you get rid of them? Watch Kuya Kim, Mariel, Say, and Joy remove those invisible kulob stains in this video:http://bit.ly/ArielAgainstKulob #NoInvisibleStainNoKulob

Fast facts on Kulob

There are many myths behind that kulob stench that attaches on clothes. Good thing Kuya Kim shared his personal explanation for this, “Marami na akong mga naririnig na kuro-kuro tungkol sa amoy kulob sa damit, lalo na kapag maulan ang panahon. Alam mo ba na ang amoy kulob ay sanhi ng mga mantsang hindi nakikita ng ating mga mata? Maaari ring ito ay nagmula sa hindi sapat na paglalaba ng damit na siyang dahilan ng pagkakaroon ng mga mikro-organismong nagbibigay ng mabahong amoy ng kulob!”, explains Kuya Kim.

For the ever fashionable Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, the awful kulob smell can cut down her confidence even while wearing her best-looking outfits. In the past, the start of the rainy season meant putting up with kulob, a problem she has finally conquered with the help of Ariel’s innovative formula.

Kulob has also been an issue in Say Alonzo’s and Joy Sotto’s households before. Even with their children’s freshly-washed clothes looking clean, there’s still a tendency for that foul kulob smell to persist. They shared that this problem gets even worse during the rainy season, which deeply troubled meticulous moms like them. It’s a good thing they don’t have to worry anymore, since Ariel’s superior cleaning power can now effectively fight against those invisible kulob stains.

Myth-Busting with Ariel

In the video, Kuya Kim uses UV light to reveal that kulob are actually invisible stains. To the moms’ delight, these stains can now be efficiently cleaned by Ariel’s innovative formula that puts an end to all malodor problems.

Kulob smell on clothes is a problem for many Filipinos. Most people think this is caused by indoor drying, when it is actually due to invisible stains that harbor malodor-causing microorganisms. We hope that with Ariel’s innovative and superior formula, Filipinos will be able to enjoy fresh-smelling and deeply clean clothes all year long – rain or shine,” said Louie Morante, Regional Brand Communications for P&G Asia Fabric and Home Care.

Thanks to Ariel, anyone can have fresh-smelling clothes, no matter what the season. “With Ariel, siguradong wala nang invisible stains that can cause that amoy kulob on clothes. The new Ariel gives me the deepest clean that I need that I can be confident that my clothes will always be fresh,” concludes Mariel.

Experience the powerful deep-cleaning of Ariel’s improved formulation that fights those invisible kulob stains to keep your clothes smelling clean, fresh, and kulob-free all day everyday!

McDonald’s Happy Meal: Beanie Boo & Monster Jam Toys

Last week, McDonald’s launched another set of Happy Meal Toys.

There’s still time to grab a bite and complete these 8 cool new toys!
Our little boy got all the Monster Jam Trucks! 🙂

Check out Raix’ you tube channel and we might do a toy review of these cool trucks. 🙂

McDonald’s McSpicy is making an exciting comeback!

Have you heard the news? McDonald’s McSpicy is making an exciting comeback!
GRAB IT NOW BEFORE IT RUNS OUT!

Want something deliciously intense to slice through your boredom? Wait no further as McDonald’s spices up your day as it brings back the well-loved McSpicy — in Original and Garlic Parmesan flavors!

Available for a limited time only, McSpicy is just what you need to pique your taste buds. Imagine a thick, juicy cutlet of fiery hot crispy chicken topped with creamy mayo and fresh lettuce, ensconced between toasted sesame seed buns.

For an added punch, McSpicy also brings back the crowd-favorite Garlic Parmesan flavor, a mouthwatering chicken sandwich that’s spiced just right and smothered with delicious garlic parmesan sauce. Garlic Parmesan McSpicy amazingly combines sweet, tangy, and spicy in one sizzling hot bite that will keep you asking for more.

To add a kick to your McSpicy, enjoy it with Honey Butter Shake Shake Fries (that’s also making a comeback!) by upgrading your McSpicy meal.

McSpicy in Original and Garlic Parmesan will be available starting September 14, during regular hours and across all McDonald’s restaurants nationwide . You can also order via McDelivery by logging on to www.mcdelivery.com.ph!

Whether you’re out for a quick snack or you want a meal to share with friends, McDonald’s McSpicy will surely give you the kind of spice you want. What are you waiting for? Grab it while it’s hot, and share with us how the McSpicy spiced up your day! Check out McDonald’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/McDo.ph or drop by @mcDo_PH on Instagram and
Twitter for more details!

Pasig River Master Plan Completed!

The PRRC, in collaboration with UP PLANADES, designed the Pasig River Integrated and Strategic Master Plan (PRISM) with a vision that by 2032, the Pasig River and its surrounding basins are resilient life-sustaining ecosystems that are able to support diverse human needs and biodiversity towards inclusive, harmonized, and balanced development co-managed by competent and adaptive institutions with responsible and empowered communities.

This new restoration strategy covers water quality management, stream flow management, catchment management and riparian management so that the Pasig River will again enshrine socioeconomic, aesthetic, environmental, recreational and cultural values amid changing risks and natural perturbations.

The illustration below provides a brief summary of the integrated wastewater treatment systems, one of the 19 priority projects proposed in the PRISM to help improve the water quality of the Pasig River, and for concerned agencies to comply with concession agreement, and other environmental laws.

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Philippines’ PASIG RIVER Vies for Asia Riverprize Award; Competes with China’s YANGTZE RIVER

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) welcomed the selection of Pasig River as a finalist in the first ever Asia RiverPrize by the prestigious International River Foundation (IRF).
40638529_273381600052505_1706901478960005120_nPRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio “Pepeton” E. Goitia said this is the second time Pasig River, the cradle of early Manila civilization, vied for an international recognition.

In 2017, Pasig River was hailed as runner-up to the winner, San Antonio River of Texas, USA in the Thiess International Riverprize competition.
“The consecutive entries of the Pasig River as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Thiess International and Asia Riverprize, respectively, is a testament that the world recognizes the efforts of the Philippine government to restore the Pasig River and its environs since PRRC was established in 1999,” said Goitia.

The IRF recognizes and rewards organizations that are making a difference through effective river basin restoration and management programs.
Initially, the competition was called the Asia-Pacific Riverprize Awards which was opened to entrants from New Zealand, Australia, and 45 other countries.

However, according to the IRF, due to the high number and quality of entries received, it decided to split the promoted Asia-Pacific Riverprize into: Asia Riverprize and Australasia Riverprize.

After a series of tedious deliberations, the IRF has announced and congratulated the organizations chosen as Asia Riverprize finalists with the highest honors in river restoration and protection namely: the Pasig River (Philippines) and the Yangtze River (China).

Goitia added that “last year, the Philippines is the only third world and developing country that made it into the international finals and bravely competed with the US and the United Kingdom. In this year’s Asia Riverprize, we will be facing the red dragon, China. We remain steadfast and optimistic that we will stand triumphant in the end.”

In behalf of the IRF’s board of river basin experts, IRF Director Professor Bill Dennison said that “these different river stories are united by a common theme: excellence in river management.”

The Riverprize is not a competition of which river is more beautiful or cleaner. This is the reason why the IRF, comprised of river management experts and professionals from around the world, has given importance and consideration to the rehabilitation efforts of the PRRC to bring back the Pasig River system to life.

It has acknowledged PRRC’s commitment in delivering quality projects, programs, and activities in easement recovery, housing and resettlement, riverbanks development, waste and water quality management, and public awareness.

Compared to the 1990s when it was declared “biologically dead,” the Pasig River’s condition now has significantly improved.

Although the Pasig River development is a work in progress, many areas along the historic river have already shown signs of aquatic life and it has already become conducive for transport, recreation, and tourism.

Goitia, together with other PRRC officers, will be presenting and defending the Philippines’ Pasig River entry to a panel of esteemed judges in the upcoming 21st International Riversymposium on October 14 to 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Members of PRRC’s Management Committee will also form part of the Philippine delegation.

The winner of the 2018 Asia Riverprize will receive widespread global recognition which can build new partnerships, provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge and best practices, and open doors for international support.

Furthermore, the winner will automatically qualify for Stage Two of the Thiess International Riverprize in 2019.

As one nation, the PRRC seeks everyone’s support to its Pasig River entry in the 2018 Asia Riverprize.

The Pasig River’s victory is the victory of the Philippines and every Filipino who works hard and shares the same vision of saving our waterways and the environment. It will be the triumph of all who believe that the dream of a clean and alive Pasig River.

Barapido,the newest online platform to shop for local products.

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WHO ARE THEY?

Barapido is an online platform showcasing the best Philippine-made products. Their mission is to make these products accessible to anyone. It is now easy to buy your favourite local heritage products with just one click. This is the ultimate in convenience and speed, as Barapido brings products to your doorstep the next day.

There are many merchants who create really amazing products but have yet to figure out how to harness the power of digital. Barapido solves their major issues by providing end-to-end solutions. From online order management to warehousing, last mile delivery and collection, Barapido enables the digital transformation of SMEs.

Barapido was founded by Negros Holdings Management Corp., a company with proven track record in shipping & logistics. It has turned around struggling companies into highly profitable businesses under the leadership of its chairman, Mr. Sulficio Tagud Jr. In its venture into e-commerce, it aims to support SMEs in their digital transformation.

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE PRODUCTS IN BARAPIDO?

Barapido offers wide array of exciting, excellent and high-quality products that are proudly produced in the Philippines by our chosen merchants nationwide. These products are not normally found in supermarket chains or malls. Categories include Food products like snacks, beverage & spirits, pantry items, healthy products. Non-food products include personal care items, spa products, home and kids products.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO BE DELIVERED?

Barapido created a comprehensive delivery solution for your needs. Customer may opt to avail the below delivery options:
Same Day Delivery – cut-off at 12noon; delivery within the day (2-6 pm, Metro Manila only)
Next Day Delivery – cut-off at 5pm; delivery next day (8am to 12noon)

HOW MUCH IS THE SHIPPING FEE?
Promo from September 1-31, fixed shipping
Same Day Delivery – P85 (Metro Manila)
Next Day Delivery – P65 (Metro Manila)

HOW TO ORDER?

Their order system is made easy for each customer. With just a few clicks, you can quickly recieve your product depending on your preferred delivery date.
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PAYMENT OPTIONS
COD (cash-on-delivery)
Credit Card
Debit Card

CSR INITIATIVES

Barapido founders have a long history of doing good while doing well. It participates in feeding programs for the marginalized sector and supports initiatives in education, entrepreneurship & environment.

Barapido has partnered with Sabrina’s Soup Kitchen, feeding children at the Missionaries of the Poor and Art Relief Mobile Kitchen, a feeding response team of artists, chefs & volunteers during calamities and relief operations.

The CSR component of Barapido is an integral part of its business model. For every transaction made on its platform, it sets aside some amount to support its advocacies.
You may start checking out their site at Barapido.com.