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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

BELLAVITA celebrating its 10th year with an in10se!

November 24, 2021 0 Comments

BellaVita Land, serving the socialized housing needs of fellow Filipinos, is celebrating its 10th year with an in10se  (read as intense) look at the company’s milestones through the years.

 



 

BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS

Established in 2011, BellaVita means beautiful life. And that is what the company offers its people - from the employees, outsourced business partners, brokers and agents, suppliers and of course, our homeowners nationwide.

It all began with a team that set up the very first BellaVita project located in General Trias, Cavite. This maiden project has 12 hectares, 1, 205 lots and 4.5 hectares open space, including roads and utility areas.

From Gen. Trias, BellaVita’s land bank grew to 17 locations all across Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

 

PRODUCTS DEVELOPED WITH THE FILIPINO IN MIND – SAKTO SA ‘YO

We are founded on 5 Sakto Sa ‘Yo Pillars that ensure BellaVita homes are suitable for you.

SAKTO SA LOCATION

All projects are located near terminals and are accessible by various modes of public transportation.

SAKTO SA BULSA

Bella Vita housing units Poli Inner, Poli End and Gemelli and are priced to be easy on the pocket - from P450,000 to P1.2 million per unit.  Indeed, BellaVita has made it possible to own a new home for even less than a million pesos. Flexible and convenient payment terms are available to ensure ease in purchasing your new home.

SAKTO SA FAMILY SAFETY

Following the Ayala Property Management standards, all BellaVita units use quality materials and come with a 1-year workmanship warranty.  The neighborhood is gated for safety and exclusivity and is manned by security personnel on 24-hour duty.

SAKTO SA TASTE MO

Poli Inner, Poli End and Gemelli house units have a contemporary design that doesn’t go out of style. Each model passes form and function, making movement in your home easy and convenient.  Clustered neighborhood with enough open spaces allows you to be part of a friendly community.  Amenities are made available for you and your family to enjoy, such as:

·         Clubhouse

·         Basketball Court

·         Play Equipment

·         Guard house and gate

·         Common Parking Spaces

·         Landscaped open spaces

 

SAKTO SA LAHAT NG GUSTO MO

Surely, you’d want to live in BellaVita’s clean, peaceful and orderly environment.  Its well-planned community offers a balance of privacy even in the nearby open spaces yet allows you to build friendships with neighbors.  Your BellaVita home is the sweet fruit of all your labor.  It’s everything you need and want in a home.  That’s why we say, “Sakto Sa ‘yo!”

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

BellaVita believes in giving back, especially to those who are in need the most. Through the years, BellaVita has done outreach programs to help support different sectors of society, such as:

·         Aeta Community

·         Hero Foundation  - scholars

·         Galing BellaVita Awards for Outstanding Students in Academics, Sports and Arts

·         Cooking & Crafting

·         Diwa Ng Pasko – celebration for workers such as security guards, jeepney drivers, soldiers and nurses

·         Alagang Ayala Land Program –  We take part in providing livelihood assistance to local communities and small businesses affected by the health crisis by making venues available for them to sell their wares at the Ayala Malls.

·         Employees themselves donated funds to those directly affected by Covid-19.

 

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY

We care for the environment by tree planting and plastic recycling. A Materials Recovery Facility has been set up to process wastes into a feedstock for biological conversion or into a fuel source for the production of energy. The MRF process also helps to provide quality recyclables that manufacturers need to make certain products and goods.

 

IN10SIFIED

Celebrating its 10th anniversary has ushered a variety of activities to keep BellaVita sellers, residents, as well as employees, engaged and proud to be part of this growing family.  BellaVita talents unleashed with the songwriting competition, Awit ng Dekada, tagline contest Slogan-lingan, the painting contest, Sining Ni Bella and the BigaTEN Olympics for the sports enthusiasts. The Magic Quest: BellaVita Halloween Nationwide Online Open House was participated in both by sellers and residents.

BellaVita has intensified its online presence with the weekly Bibo Sa Bella raffle and Good Morning, Bella from Mondays through Fridays on Facebook Live.  A new partnership with online giant store Shopee is underway.  Buyers get the chance to win a new house, or score discounts you can’t get anywhere else.

We’ve come a long way since the first battle cry – Bahay Saya, Buhay Sagana. Lockdowns and quarantines have not prevented BellaVita from enhancing land and enriching lives of the Filipino people.

Compassion in any form of support has been part of the BellaVita mission and values.  All these efforts spur us towards our vision of being the dominant community developer for socialized housing.

“Through BellaVita, we have committed ourselves to enrich the lives of Filipino people. We provide affordable and quality homes to first-time homeowners and to those who need housing the most.”, says Ms. Mayi Rodriguez, COO of BellaVita.

To our business partners and everyone who supports BellaVita, follow us on social media and watch out for surprises as we count down to our IN10SIFIED anniversary celebration!

For more details about BellaVita, please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BellaVitaLandCorp)

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Sigurista Parent Approved: Sulit Must-Haves For Your Newborn

November 17, 2021 0 Comments

Being a new parent is such an exciting time. Whether it’s your first baby, or your second or third, every newborn makes any parent feel like they are entering a new chapter in their lives. But with the excitement of this chapter comes worries and fears about making sure you are giving your baby everything he or she needs. Sigurista Parents like you can’t help but want only the best for your baby!

 To help you get started, here are some of the items you need to invest in and stock up on as soon as possible. It will help make your baby’s first few months some of the best months of his or her life!

Drink up

One of the first decisions every parent has to make is how they will feed their baby. There is extensive research on the benefits of breastfeeding, so if you are going this route, it’s best you stock up on breast pumps, nursing pads, and nipple cream. If you’re going the bottle-feeding path, stock up on quality bottles and bottle brushes. There are also a bunch of sterilizers that you can look into to make the cleaning process easier for you!

Bath time is a fun time

For first-time parents, giving their tiny babies a bath can be daunting. To ease your fears, make sure you get shampoo and soap that are gentle on the baby’s skin, as well as soft towels to dry them off with. Invest in a bath seat or infant tub to lessen the chances of accidents in the bathroom.

Sweet dreams all night

Sleep training is becoming more popular among this generation of new parents. Not only will your baby have better sleep quality, so will you! Check out crib sheets and mattresses first, then extend your research to swaddles and hush machines. Soon you and your baby will wake up energized every morning!

 

Rash protection like no other

 

A baby’s diaper is one of the most important items in a parent’s must-have list. A Sigurista Parent knows that a good diaper will help keep the baby more comfortable and prevent unwanted rashes. That’s why it’s important for Sigurista Parents like you to invest in the best.

 

Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn has a 2-in-1 Rash Shield that helps prevent diaper rash that comes long periods of kulob and babad. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn the best diaper choice if you’re looking for superior protection from rashes for your newborn’s skin.

 

As a new mom, Sigurista Parent Camille Co shares how her adorable little girl is growing up so quickly and how choosing Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn has helped her savor every moment with her baby. “Sienna bug is growing up too fast! 😭 She’s already learning how to sit! Soon, she’ll be crawling. Someone press pause, please. Before we know it, we won’t be playing like this anymore and I’ll probably be chasing her all over the house. Imagine having to chase her countless times for diaper changes too? 😂 Good thing with @pampersph Baby Dry For Newborn’s 2-in-1 Rash Shield, we can do fewer diaper changes and not worry about rashes brought about by kulob and wetness.”

 


 

Mommy Fidelis on the other hand puts her baby’s comfort as top priority and Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn helps her provide this. She shares, “Playtime and bedtime are very important to growing babies like Francine. And ayokong naabala yun just because I need to change her diaper frequently. Kaya naman simula umpisa pa lang, Pampers Baby Dry na ang gamit nya that protects her all day from kulob and wetness. And most importantly, it has a #SiguristaShield kaya iwas rashes! Comfy night and day!”

 


 

You got this Sigurista Parent!

 

At the end of the day, you are the best person to judge what’s best for your baby. Don’t panic too much. Trust your parental instincts. Let your love and care for your baby guide your way. Start with the essentials and trust only the best-reviewed products with proven benefits.  

 

When you’ve invested in only quality products like Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn, you can rest assured that your baby is well taken care of. Camille reiterates, “#ChoosePampers and trust in its #SiguristaShield for more bonding moments and less stress.”

 

Add this Sigurista Parent essential to your cart today. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn is available in the P&G Official online shops on Lazada and Shopee

Monday, November 8, 2021

PH’s 1st Stevia grower-manufacturer launches No Sugar iced tea mixes

November 08, 2021 0 Comments


GIDC, The Stevia Company, and maker of Glorious products, is bringing no sugar iced tea mixes in major supermarkets and groceries! Consumers who cuts on sugar in their diet can now enjoy low calorie, no sugar iced tea mixes that are sweetened by natural alternatives. 

Glorious Blend Lemon Iced Tea, Red Tea and Cucumber Lemonade that are sweetened iced tea mixes without sugar are especially produced for people who are cutting and avoiding food and drinks with too much sugar.


Glorious Blend iced tea mixes are naturally sweetened with stevia. The mixes are made from premium ingredients that include mixed berries, real black tea leaves, lemon, and real cucumber. It is low in calorie and loaded with vitamin C.

“Stevia has been regarded as a safe and healthy sugar substitute. It can sweeten foods, and it has several health benefits, including decreased calorie intake, lower blood sugar levels, and less risk of cavities,” said Maura De Leon, the woman behind GIDC, the country’s first FDA registered stevia grower and manufacturer. 

Before, stevia was restricted to the health food market without any FDA approval. However, it is now widely used as a natural substitute for artificial sweeteners in many products. 

While it has zero calories, stevia is 200 times sweeter than refined sugar and does not affect blood sugar. It is a popular option for people looking to lose weight but who want to reduce their sugar intake. 

Stevia is an herb that has been grown in tropical climates for centuries. It is a small bushy plant that belongs to the sunflower family and grows in Paraguay and Brazil, but it can be quickly grown elsewhere. For centuries, the people of Paraguay add them to their foods as sweeteners, and countries like Korea, Brazil, China, Japan, and South America, have long used stevia.

Stevia is now being widely used as a natural sweetener in various food preparations.

People who have diabetes can benefit from stevia. Choosing pure stevia extract can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and should be used in moderation. Stevia can also help cut down added sugar consumption, which can be beneficial for children. High sugar intake in children could lead to heart disease due to reconstructing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, contributing to children's weight gain. Substituting added sugar for stevia can minimize these risks. At the same time, moderate consumption of foods with stevia and other sweeteners can prevent adverse side effects and promote overall health.

Stevia products such as iced tea mixes, healthy coffees and chocolate beverages manufactured by Glorious, are approved safe by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for pregnant women or people who have diabetes. 

Incidentally, all Glorious Blend beverages -- from the 3in1 coffee, 4in1 Malunggay mix, 5in1 Brown Rice Coffee, 7-in-1 Mangosteen-Malunggay Coffee, 7in1Native Cacao Choco and Maxitrim with L-Carnitine, use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. 

For more information about Glorious products, log on to www.gidc.com.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Improve Your Home's Value With Minor Changes

September 27, 2021 0 Comments
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Everyone has a dream house to live in-spacious, well-lit, and comfortable across seasons. Though not all homeowners care about the interior design of the house - the furniture, and decor. 
Who would not want to improve the value of their home? The value of our property is very important especially if we want to sell it. But of course, if you want some improvement just for yourself or your intended lifestyle you should do some changes.

You do not have to spend a lot if you want to improve the value of your property. Several simple changes can do this for you. Here are some simple changes that can significantly improve the value of your homes.

  • Invest in items that will help improve the value of your home. Here are some furniture and decor from Arhaus' New Fall Collection that can help:

Modern style meets exceptional comfort in their Fresno Swivel Chair. Its curved, orb shape is expertly upholstered in a textural, knobby boucle fabric to make a warm and welcoming statement among any seating arrangement. Or, craft a custom look that perfectly matches your home’s aesthetic.

Inspired by antique French design, their Copenhagen Floor Mirror is framed in decorative moulding with a warm aged gold finish. Scrolling details at the mirror’s peak add an elegant flourish that complements both classic and contemporary décor.


carrinna dining table
https://arhaus.fx3vf7.net/MXbOMN 

Organically Inspired, their show-stopping Carrinna Dining Table is expertly crafted by Mexican artisans from natural wood veneers hand-finished to enhance every unique detail. Each Tabletop is carefully shaped into a sophisticated, faceted design, complemented by a contemporary table base made from steel with a gorgeous, satin gunmetal finish.


Well-designed furniture settings make the house more functional, reflect the owner's house style, and make home spaces more spacious and luxurious.
  • Try painting the walls, changing the doorknob, repairing the driveway and pathway, and installing a water feature or an outdoor structure. Proper lighting can also make your property stand out at night.
  • Clean your yard. It is very important that visible areas in your property look pleasant. This greatly affects the perception of people about your property. Start with removing the eyesores. Examples of these are empty bottles, cans, and broken pots. Attend to the weeds and grasses. Get rid of weeds and mow your grass. This will surely create a more appealing environment for your home.
  • The bathroom and the kitchen are very important rooms. Some people are very concern when it comes to these areas, as the owner you may also want the bathroom to be clean, comfortable, and spacious. 
  • While the kitchen just needs to improve the fixtures, work on the storage, paint the walls and add details. Make it look pleasant. And most importantly, ensure that it is clean.
  • Repair the damages and check all the systems of your home.

Though people may have different homes, they have only one dream home and one life to live in it. Have a peaceful and calm life with your dream home.







Thursday, September 23, 2021

5 Basic Terms That You Need To Know Before Applying For A Home Loan

September 23, 2021 0 Comments


The most common way to purchase a house in the Philippines is through a loan from lending institutions. It offers different payment terms and conditions, amounts, and duration for Pinoys that may not be able to pay the house in full upfront. While it’s a great financing option, it may result in the opposite if you finalize your plan without knowing what’s in store for you. 


Before applying for a home loan, check this quick list of the basic terms that you need to know.


1. Principal


The principal is the total amount that you borrowed from the lending institution. It’s the main factor in calculating your monthly payments. Every time you repay your loan, a portion of it is dedicated to the principal. A lot of lenders deduct the principal early on in your loan, and the interest for the remaining duration of your loan term. 


2. Interest Rate


Interest rate is the percentage that the lenders charge for letting you borrow their money. In public lending agencies like Pag-IBIG, the interest rate ranges between 5.750% and 9.875% depending on your terms. Private lenders such as banks charge an interest rate as low as 1.25% to 9.50% depending on the fixed term years.


3. Loan term


Tenure, also known as the loan term, refers to the duration that you and lenders have agreed upon to make loan repayments. Within the loan term, you have to pay the balance, including the principal and interest rate, in full. Depending on the lending institution, the tenure can range anywhere from 2-30 years. The longer the term, the higher the interest rate.


4. Down Payment


Most housing loans let you pay a down payment to reduce your principal amount. It’s paid upfront when you take out the loan. Some lenders may not require a down payment, especially when the principal is low. Nonetheless, most lenders allow down payments up to to 20% of the principal amount.


5. Default


For any reason that you fail to pay your monthly repayments, a default happens. When you finalize your housing loan, you’re bound by the law to pay the agreed amount within the timeframe indicated in your terms and conditions. Some lenders can be more lenient, considering several missed payments to be a default.


One of life’s necessities is having a home, but have you ever had a place you can call your own? Here in BellaVita, we will highlight to you the importance of one of our brand pillars, Sakto sa Bulsa, or in other words, affordability.


In a time of great uncertainty, a voice of knowledge and reassurance can make all the difference. "Stay home" has been the consistent mantra of the pandemic, and having a home you love where you can safely shelter in place feels more important than ever. Our mission in BellaVita, to provide a quality and affordable living experience to the Filipino people, remains true and the same especially during times like this. 


Having said that, we are focused on fulfilling our mission by offering a house and lot for as low as P450,000 with a 22-square meters floor area and an average lot area of 36 square meters. It only takes Php 3,500.00 out of your wallet or bank account to reserve a unit with BellaVita. Monthly amortization for as low as Php 1,887 or just about P60 per day, cheaper than branded coffee or milk teas. Spending on your own home is a better investment, don’t you think?


BellaVita offers one of the lowest prices you'll ever see in the market. Furthermore, you can choose between Pag-IBIG or a bank to finance your dream investment.


For more details about BellaVita, please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BellaVitaLandCorp





Monday, September 6, 2021

The Best Pastime - Playing Online Games

September 06, 2021 0 Comments
Internet is filled with hundreds and hundreds of free games, played by people from all parts of the world. Regardless of their age or occupation, all of them enjoy the multitude of online games present on the internet that become a passion for them should they spend a large amount of time playing them.

Virtually every genre of games is present on major online portals, be it airplane missions, first-person shooters, aliens, zombies, space, stars, racing, cooking, fashion, design, etc. As they say, name it, and they'll have it. Card games and casino games are rivals for the top spot when it comes to interest, and the list of titles available would take a lot of time to write here, should we bother trying.

Playing online games for me is one of the best pastimes and an escape from all the stress of life. Games are an active form of entertainment that provides relaxation and diversion. With the development of computer technologies and the internet, online games have become the most popular way of entertainment among people including kids.

This is where you can find lots of games you would love to play, 
https://www.solitaire.org/. One of the classic games is solitaire and absolutely free.

The goal of the game is to stack cards into sequences. These sequences are based on suits and rank.  For example, the cards will be stacked K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A with no mixed suits. 

Sounds easy. 

But…

Beginners often find themselves blocked. 

Let's take a closer look. 

The Classic Solitaire game space consists of these elements: 

  • The draw pile. A deck of 52 cards. These are shuffled into a random order. Of course, the computer versions will shuffle the desks for you. 
  • The Foundations. This is a place where piles of cards can be stacked in numerical order. This space is left empty at the start of the game. The beginning foundation card is the Ace of each suit upon which the rest of the cards are stacked, all the way up to the King of that suit. 
  • A Table, or tableau. These are either empty spaces or feature cards that are temporarily stored before being added to a Foundation.


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Swap 2 items to match 3 or more of the same items in a vertical column or horizontal row. Valid moves require you to complete a set of 3 or more. Make longer matches to earn power-up pieces that destroy other pieces on the same line or other pieces of any color you choose. Each of the 50 levels is timed. As you advance through the game the layout design changes and some pieces are locked in position.

Here are how special pieces are used:

  • locked pieces: some pieces are locked in position. you can break the locks by matching those pieces as part of a set of 3 or having a line destroyer set off on the same plane.
  • destroy entire lines: these are earned when you make 4 in a row.
    • pieces with horizontal hash marks destroy anything on their horizontal line when they are moved to complete another set of three (even if a different colored piece makes the set of 3)
    • pieces with vertical hash marks operate similarly with destroying all pieces on the vertical line they are on
  • destroy column & row: these are earned when you complete 3 in a row across and vertically at the same time. when these pieces are moved they destroy whatever is aligned with them vertically or horizontally.
  • rainbow: This piece is earned when you make 5 in a row. You can move this piece into any other adjacent piece and it will remove all pieces of that color from the board.
Although some people may claim that playing online games can be harmful, there are some health benefits to playing games online. It can boost memory and cognitive development, gateway to health and recovery, and improve social interaction.

Most of them are free and it needs only access to the internet. It can be played by people of all ages. There are online games for kids as well. This enables in their learning procedure and in their developmental skills.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Importance of Workout and What to Wear During Workout

September 05, 2021 0 Comments
Workout or exercise refers to the performance of activities in order to maintain health and overall fitness. One of the greatest myths of exercise is that only obese people need to exercise. Sometimes, a person may be obese and still have more stamina than a person who is thin. A physically and mentally fit person can resist the pressures and stress of day-to-day living. Workouts are required for maintaining a healthy weight and healthy muscles, bones, and joints. A proper nutritious diet is as important as workouts. It is crucial to have a good diet to enhance the recovery process of the body after rigorous exercise.

One of the important things when working out is the proper attire. You may check out some women's apparel at bombshell athletic clothing. They offer sportswear, gym leggings, sexy leggings, sexy workout clothes, and so much more. It is a luxury global brand inspired by the women of the fitness world. Their premium selection of women's athletic apparel features styles that look great in and out of the gym. Here are some of their products:





Workouts can definitely aid in the journey to a healthy life. By working out, you will lose your extra, unnecessary fat in the body, you will enjoy increased blood flow in your vein, and thus will become more energetic and active. The chances of heart failure will reduce. Being a female, the importance of workouts for you is just as much as it is for a male.

There are certain things you can do to motivate yourself for regular workouts. Choose your workout clothes and tools that you like and will best suit you. You can also choose your workout place close to nature so that the fresh air will energize your spirit, and natural beauty will soothe your eyes.

So, here are the ways to get the best workouts for women and the most out of your fitness routine, from trailing weight to dropping stress to feeling grand about yourself. Therefore, do your workouts regularly, remain as fit, strong, beautiful, and young as ever.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Enhanced New Normal Protocols By Hotel Sogo

August 16, 2021 0 Comments

The impact of Covid-19 has slammed businesses and different industries instantly in just a short period of time, despite the efforts made in making the economy move forward, there are still businesses and establishments that feel its continuous effects just like in the hospitality industry.

These affected businesses have doubled their efforts to develop and adapt to the new normal by following heightened safety measures and investing in technological advancement to protect all guests and employees, just like the largest and fastest-growing Filipino-owned hotel chain in the country did across all of its branches.


Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager said that Hotel Sogo was trying on things to help improve the situation in their hotels as early as March 2020 last year. From that point on, they continued to research, invest further and develop innovative ways to upgrade their safety protocols, especially in cleanliness and sanitation.

Aside from the enhanced new normal protocols such as no contact fixtures and thermal scans, some remarkable changes and innovations that the Hotel Sogo management applied across its branches such as, UVC disinfection in rooms, lobbies, and air-conditioning units, increased ventilation, microbial testing (method to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms), Covid sniffer dogs, reduced touchpoints, and application of anti-microbial coatings infrequently touched surfaces.





Through Hotel Sogo’s 11 So Safe Innovations, the safety and wellness of guests, as well as its employees, are set first. “This ongoing pandemic has helped us to take further steps in giving importance to safety. The innovations that I speak of are the development and improvement of amenities that revolve around the 4 major ways to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our guests like reduction of touchpoints, improve air quality, disinfection and testing. It is important to test all these protocols to ensure that all these innovations are really effective to keep our guests safe; we want our guests to feel safe and secure whenever they stay at Hotel Sogo. We will continue to protect our guests and develop more upgraded protocols even after the pandemic,” Ms. Geminiano added. More than just a hotel Aside from the hotel innovations that have been implemented, Hotel Sogo is also ramping up its effort in helping fellow countrymen through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Sogo Cares. Hotel Sogo is helping indigent communities who need basic necessities, such as food, medicines, and water. “Recently, we donated food packs with linens and towels to the fire victims at Manila. We also donated essential needs such as bottled water, linens, pillows, surgical masks, pillowcases, and mattresses to the Philippine General Hospital with the help of AFP and we also gave assistance in different community pantries in Bulacan and Quezon City. Our team will definitely help those who are in need in these trying times. Even at this time of GCQ, Hotel Sogo is still accepting front liners, essential, repatriated OFW, seafarers, and economic workers across all Hotel Sogo branches. We are also accommodating those who prefer long-term stay for their work purposes,” stated Ms. Geminiano. Over the course of six (6) years, starting from 2015, Hotel Sogo through its Corporate Social Responsibility program Sogo Cares has conducted over 400 medical missions with 100,000 plus beneficiaries, led over 600 donations with more than 170,000 beneficiaries.
For more details, visit www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow Hotel Sogo on Facebook (facebook.com/hotelsogo), Twitter (@hotelsogo), and Instagram (@hotelsogo).

Thursday, June 17, 2021

PH’s 1st Stevia grower-manufacturer bullish on financial outlook despite the pandemic

June 17, 2021 0 Comments
Glorious, popularly known as the country’s first Stevia company, is positive on its outlook despite almost 2-years in the pandemic as more and more people turn to healthier alternatives, sales of stevia products continue to grow. According to agribusiness finance giant Rabobank, Stevia's sales are expected to hit $700 million worldwide in the next few years. Consumers in the Philippines can now get their calorie-free sugar needs from natural alternatives. Before, stevia was restricted to the health food market without any FDA approval. Recently, it is now widely used as a natural substitute for artificial sweeteners in many products.
“Stevia has been touted as a safe and healthy sugar substitute with proven health benefits. It can sweeten foods, and it has several health benefits, including decreased calorie intake, lower blood sugar levels, and less risk of cavities,” said Maura De Leon, the woman behind Glorious, the country’s first stevia grower and manufacturer. While it has zero calories, stevia is 200 times sweeter than refined sugar and does not affect blood sugar. It is a popular option for people looking to lose weight but who want to reduce their sugar intake. Stevia is an herb that has been grown in tropical climates for centuries. It is a small bushy plant that belongs to the sunflower family and grows in Paraguay and Brazil, but it can be quickly grown elsewhere. For centuries, the people of Paraguay add them to their foods as sweeteners, and countries like Korea, Brazil, China, Japan, and South America, have long used stevia.





Stevia products such as teas, juices, healthy coffees, chocolate beverages, and natural sweeteners, manufactured by Glorious, are approved safe by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) even for people who have diabetes.
“Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, so you don't have to add much. It’s good to note that the Philippines is also catching up on the use of this natural sweetener in various food preparations,” added De Leon. Stevia is a natural sweetener taken from the leaves of a bushy shrub. The Stevia plant or (Stevia rebaudiana) has 150 species known to have originated from North and South America. Currently, it is produced by lots of countries, with China as the number one exporter of stevia products, and can be purchased at garden centers for home growing.
People who have diabetes can benefit from stevia. Choosing pure stevia extract can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and should be used in moderation. Stevia can also help cut down added sugar consumption, which can be beneficial for children. High sugar intake in children could lead to heart disease due to reconstructing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, contributing to children's weight gain. Substituting added sugar for stevia can minimize these risks. At the same time, moderate consumption of foods with stevia and other sweeteners can prevent adverse side effects and promote overall health. What’s even better is that you can add Stevia to make healthy desserts that are diabetic and keto friendly. This is great for people who have a sweet tooth but can’t indulge because of health restrictions. Incidentally, all Glorious Blend beverages— from the 3-in-1, 5-in-1, 7-in-1 mixes, use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic indexes. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. For more information about Glorious, the Stevia Company, check out https://gidc.com.ph/.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Purefoods New Products - Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu and Spicy Chicken Nuggets

May 31, 2021 0 Comments
Torn between preparing a nice meal for the family but not enough time to start from scratch? Don’t worry! You can now spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen with new ready-to-heat Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Chicken Nuggets from Purefoods!





How does “tonkatsu meal for the family in just 8 minutes” sound like?



Now, you can enjoy the crispness and juiciness of Pork and Chicken Katsu and experience Japanese cuisine right in the convenience of your home! Just pop frozen in the oven for 8 minutes or fry for 2-3 minutes.



Level up the katsu experience resto-style with these Eats-so-easy ideas!

One, serve katsu with some thinly shredded cabbage and sesame dressing, crushed toasted sesame seeds mixed with the free packet of katsu sauce. and a lemon slice to garnish.

Chicken Katsu with shredded cabbage

Pork Katsu w/ shredded cabbage

Two, whip up an easy curry sauce with Japanese curry paste, coconut milk, diced potatoes and carrots and drizzle on katsu.


Easy Chicken Katsu w/ Curry sauce




And third, go All American-inspired and serve katsu with BBQ seasoned French fries and ketchup or sour cream-bleu cheese sauce.


Spicy Chicken Nuggets w/ BBQ Fries

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Monday, May 24, 2021

The Medical City Expert Reveals How to Protect Your Baby from Diaper Rash

May 24, 2021 0 Comments

As a sigurista parent, fulfilling different roles can be a challenge when you run multiple tasks, yet so little time and energy left to do it all. This can sometimes leave you to wonder, “Am I choosing the right products for my baby?”. Although it’s only natural to worry when your baby’s health, hygiene, and comfort are threatened when the products you thought were good enough to help protect them.

In order to prevent and alleviate discomfort, it is important to identify common infant health problems such as colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Your baby might also experience common concerns like diaper dermatitis, also known as diaper rash.

Opting for diapers that aren’t able to provide baby’s needs not only puts their skin at risk of babad and kulob but it also leaves your pockets dry — spending more in the long run in search of the right diaper. This begs the questions, what is diaper rash and how do you prevent it?

What is Diaper rash?

Diaper rash is an inflammatory skin condition that affects the most sensitive part of your baby’s body. It is often caused by prolonged exposure of the skin to wetness and moisture.

According to Dr. Krissy Dim-Jamora, a board-certified dermatologist, Deputy Director of Aesthetics by The Medical City and Head of the Skin Cancer Unit of Medical City, baby’s skin is thinner, and at risk of babad compared to adult skin. Dr. Krissy mentioned, “When [your] baby’s skin is left to soak in a moist, wet environment for a long time, the skin can break down. This results in redness, pain, and swelling.”

With temperatures that can get as hot as 42 degrees Celsius in a tropical country like here in the Philippines, diaper rashes can also happen more often during the dry season. “The moist environment of the urine and feces creates a nasty environment for baby’s thin, gentle skin.”, as described by Dr. Krissy. If your baby’s skin is unable to breathe due to trapped heat, a diaper that does not allow air to flow can leave them feeling kulob.

When unattended, a chronic diaper rash can result in thickening of the skin, pigmentation problems and worst of all, a chronic wound that may lead to an infection. Dr. Krissy also adds, “Keeping baby’s skin healthy will save parents money from doctor’s visits and dermatology creams.” Diaper rashes don’t only cost parents’ additional expenses, but it also costs baby’s skin health, comfort, and sleep development.

To protect your baby from babad and kulob, it’s best to practice measures and use quality diapers with the proper technology to prevent diaper rash from happening.

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Pampers Pants are made with a super absorbent kontra-babad core that not only absorbs up to 30x their weight in urine, but also provides up to 99.9% vs. wetness.* With kontra-kulob features that release heat and humidity for less stuffiness, Pampers Pants allows baby’s delicate skin to breathe.


According to Dr. Krissy, a quality diaper should be able to keep moisture away from baby’s delicate skin and allow good ventilation in the private area. “The diaper should draw the moisture from urine away from the baby’s skin so that the baby does not sit in the moist environment. The diaper should be able to last the whole night of peeing without the urine spilling onto the bed. This will allow the parents to have a good night’s sleep.” No wonder Smart Parenting moms nationwide vouch for Pampers. It passed their standards and evaluation making Pampers Pants

#SPSmartMomApproved!

It is crucial to pay extra attention on products that baby often uses to prevent diaper rashes from happening. Pampers knows that sigurista parents are always on the lookout for products that can help protect baby to ease their worries of baby’s well-being. That’s why Pampers diapers continuously innovates to provide your little one’s sensitive skin with comfort and protection from babad and kulob. saving you from hidden costs on unexpected treatments.

Siguradong protektado si baby from diaper rash, and less worries for sigurista parents with Pampers new 2-in1 Rash Shield. Stock up on Pampers products during the Pampers x Shopee Mommy & Me Playdate Sale and get up to 40% worth of discounts from May 31-June 2. Visit the official Pampers page at Shopee and add to cart now!




Sunday, May 23, 2021

MUST TRY: Tea Talk’s Top 10 drinks perfect for family summer bonding

May 23, 2021 0 Comments

For the second time around, it is imperative for Filipinos to spend the sunny season staying in residences due to the pandemic. Instead of the usual beach and swimming escapade, we are confined in the four corners of our home. Most people have come up with ways to have fun and beat the summer heat—setting up an inflatable pool, locking up in an airconditioned room while watching movies, and of course, drinking ice-cold beverages.

It’s a fact we could all agree on: one of the best ways to quench the thirst in this scorching heat is to drink milk tea. Having two consecutive summer seasons in lockdown, you must have ordered your favorite milk tea drinks from your usual milk tea shops. But hey, it’s time to switch it up! And we got the next best milk tea shop for you to try!

Accentuating its special milk tea concoctions made from authentic ingredients, Tea Talk is one of the up-and-coming local milk tea shops you should check out. Avoid going stir-crazy this quarantine and spark bonding conversations with your family with Tea Talk’s summer coolers.


We listed down the top drinks from Tea Talk for every milk tea lover:


Taro Bubble Milk


For milk tea enthusiasts who love a mix of sweet and nutty flavors, Tea Talk’s Taro Bubble Milk is the one for you. Made with natural tea, creamy fresh milk, and sweet taro flavor, this drink will definitely give you the energy and fiber boost that you need.


Brown Sugar Boba Milk



If you are looking for an irresistible dessert-like beverage, give Tea Talk’s Brown Sugar Boba Milk a try. With fresh milk and brown sugar syrup as its main ingredients, you can expect a sweet caramel taste, a hint of arnibal, and a mouthwatering silky texture.

Sakura Red Velvet


Tea Talk’s Sakura Red Velvet will give you creamy velvety cheesecake goodness if you have a sweet tooth. Perfectly crafted Japanese-inspired milk tea, this drink is infused with real cherry extracts and mixed with creamy red velvet cheesecake and blushing pink tapioca pearls.


Matcha Milk

Looking for a refreshing and healthy drink that will satisfy your taste buds? Have Tea Talk’s Matcha Milk. Concocted with fresh milk, natural sweeteners, and matcha flavor,one sip of this drink will get you hooked.


Tea Talk Milk Tea

                    

Undecided or no particular flavor preferred in mind? You could never go wrong with a cup of signature Tea Talk Milk Tea. Made with rich and creamy fresh milk and topped with tapioca pearls, this drink will give you a simple yet delicious taste to enjoy.


Oolong Milk Tea

                  

Up for an unfamiliar and unique drink? Tea Talk’s Oolong Milk Tea offers a light and diverse flavor with a nutty aftertaste. It’s a natural and classic iced oolong tea with rich and creamy fresh milk topped with tapioca pearls.


Thai Milk Tea

For a classic, vanilla-like beverage, Tea Talk’s Thai Milk Tea is a go-to drink. Made in natural Thai tea flavor and milk, you will surely enjoy its silky texture and deliciously sweet and creamy taste.


Lemon Green Tea

How about a revitalizing and healthy fruit drink? Tea Talk’s Lemon Green Tea will give you a naturally sweetened and refreshing iced drink made with lemon juice splashed with green tea goodness. You can also have it in black tea flavor.


Passion Fruit Special

Tea Talk’s Passion Fruit Special is the drink for you if you want a refreshing drink with tropical flavors. This beverage is a sparkling iced passion fruit tea drink oozing with natural health benefits, giving you a sweet and a hint of tangy taste.


Wintermelon Fruit Tea

Craving for a soothing yet invigorating drink? Tea Talk’s Wintermelon Fruit Tea is an ideal choice. This drink will give you the right amount of sweet and fruity flavor, an iced drink made with natural lemon juice and splashed with wintermelon tea flavors.

What are you waiting for? Have a Happy Tea and Happy Talk experience this summer

with your family and quench your thirst with Tea Talk. Find the nearest branch in your

area: https://www.teatalk.ph/our-stores/


About Tea Talk

Tea Talk is the first homegrown milk tea brand of Morong, Rizal. Launched in 2019, Tea

Talk features authentic milk tea and beverages made with best quality and fresh

ingredients. With its unique tasting milk tea and complementing appetizers and

snacks, Tea Talk aims to bring a Happy Tea and Happy Talk experience to its

customers.


For more information, please visit Tea Talk’s official website at teatalk.ph.

You may also like and follow Tea Talk on social media: facebook.com/teatalkmain on

Facebook, instagram.com/teatalk.official on Instagram, and tiktok.com/@teatalk.main

on TikTok.

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