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January 30, 2012

Be Better: READ!

Nowadays, reading books is like a waste of time to most of the children. With the outpour of gadgets, that I myself find more interesting, who can blame them, right? But as someone who comes from an older generation, I believe that it’s our responsibility to teach them not just the right way but also the best way to learn. And that includes reading books.

In this world of high-tech technologies, reading is one of the basic skills that everyone should possess in order to survive in this cruel world. No matter how young nor old you are, it is important to keep in mind that learning is all about self-improvement no matter the age or the level, according to educational entrepreneurs, Jerry Vicente Catabijan and May Jovero-Catabijan of Saint Mary’s Publishing Corporation

Saint Mary’s Publishing Corporation has been in the publishing business for 47 years now. And with this life partners, who believes that it takes one dedication to be able to achieve this goal, having a good support system, a good guide, teacher or mentor can be a great tool in shaping up ones mind.


That's why Mr. Catabijan, a good key person for this kind of issues, has created www.bebetter.com.pha website that will provide free articles on a variety of topics like teaching tips, book features, profiles on writers and other educators.

January 26, 2012

Are we Ready for Rotavirus Vaccine?

When my nieces get sick, I'm one of the family members who get so nervous. Asked my parents and relatives, they know that I don't like knowing my nieces get sick. It sickens me to know that our little angels are unhappy and unhealthy. And if it sickens me that my nieces are sick, what more to their parents? What more to the other parents who are personally taking good care of their children? I can't blame them if they get angry to the doctors or nurses who act normal during those crucial times.


Last week, I was invited to a small gathering where doctors from GlaxoSmithKline Philippines exposed the alarming death toll caused by one of the common ailments that children get - DIARRHEA.

According to the report presented to us by Dr. Salvacion Gatchalian, Director, Clinical R & D and Medical Affairs for GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, the Philippines diarrhea deaths accounts to 12% among children whose ages are 5 and below. An about 13 children a day die because of this deadly ailment.

She also stated that in the Philippines and worldwide, diarrhea is the second leading killer of children. And every day, there are about 1,500 children around the globe suffer and die due to these rotavirus-related diarrhea, a suffering that could have been averted if the governments and families will just take action on its commitment on saving the  lives of these children.

January 25, 2012

FTX Gym Launches Trainer JR

FTX Fitness Exchange Gym keeps on buffing up as they introduced to us last week the newest addition to their list of renowned gym trainers that will not just keep you fit but will help you focus and achieve your goals. And that night, they introduced to us the country's top trainer, a trainer to the elites, if I may say, Trainer JR!


On this second installment of launching nights of FTX Fitness Exchange, everyone entered to the world of Asgard as the mighty Trainer JR surprised his guests in his Thor-like costume.


We were given mask to wear actually to feel the mystery behind the night's launch. And as everyone started wearing their masks, Trainer JR's booming voice echoed all over the place, talking like the mighty Thor, challenging his trainees to the task or gym exercise (the FTX way) that he will say. And with that, the program started.

January 24, 2012

Music Revolution with My Music Store!

Almost two hundred thousand music and counting - that's how huge the archive of My Music Store. And now as their open their doors to all Filipino music lovers, we can all take part of this amazing revolution to have a copy of our most-loved songs anytime, anywhere in its most legal and responsible way.


I was invited last week to catch the launch of this revolutionizing organization that will level the playing field of downloading music online. And with the support of the country's private and public organizations such as the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Optical Media Board (OMB), Mobile Cash Inc. and Rising Tide Mobile Entertainment Inc. present this game-changing music store that gives more music lovers more options to enjoy music.

MyMusicStore.com.ph is a one-stop mega-shop for all your music download needs. It boasts thousands of songs and albums for you to choose from. From labels like Alpha Music, EMI, GMA Records, House of Praise, Indie Pinoy, Ivory Music, MCA Music Inc., PolyEast Records, Sony Music, Star Records, Universal Records, Viva & Vicor Music Corp., downloading music is just a click of a mouse or a touch of your finger away.

January 23, 2012

Katy Perry California Dreams Live in Manila

First of all, I would like to thank my friend, Nherz, for tagging me along. Seeing Katy Perry in person was one of my many Christmas wishes last year, and thank God that he answered my prayers with Silver tickets! Wee!


Seeing Katy Perry performing live last Sunday at the concert grounds of SM Mall of Asia brought back the wonderful feeling of Yuletide season and made us all excited for the forthcoming summer season because this concert is, for me, the best concert ever!

Complete with all the story, props, dance moves and songs, Katy Perry's California Dreams' Manila concert was superbly amazing and absolutely breathtaking.

January 19, 2012

Nuvali Continues Evolving this 2012

With it’s almost 45%developed land area completed with road networks surrounding the commercial and residential developments within the whole vicinity, NUVALI, the country’s largest thriving eco-city proudly presents more of their fun, exciting and eco-friendly amenities that will surely take your breath away.


This 2012, expect a more fun and greener NUVALI evo-living city as they launches a series of amazing amenities that will make the lives of its guests, residents and future residents more peace and at ease.

First in the line, the NUVALI Transport Terminal.

This transport terminal intends to link NUVALI to other town centers and regional hubs. NUVALI’s main transport terminal is located along Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, beside Robinson’s Supermarket-NUVALI. Commuters who wanna take a rest and see the lush greeneries of this evolving city can take the Ortigas, Makati, Alabang and Balibago terminals. There’ll be vans and jeepneys coming in and out of NUVALI all day, so you can visit this place all the time. As for the buses, the travel times are at 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. for NUVALI to Makati trip and 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the Makati to NUVALI trip.

January 09, 2012

FTX Fitness Exchange & The Elite Partners

Lat Thursday I was invited to visit FTX Fitness Exchange once again at Unit 202, Three Salcedo Place, Tordesillas Street, Makati. The thought of me trying their fitness program kinda excites me, but I was invited there for a different activity, a more spectacular one!


FTX Fitness Exchange is not your ordinary gym, I tell you. FTX or FITNESS EXCHANGE is an ultramodern fitness concept for “anti-gym” designed for people who want to lose weight, feel better and look better in the most cost-effective and exciting ways possible. FTX creates fast, intense, extremely fun and creative fusion training.


And that Thursday night, together with the FTX Fitness Exchange team, they introduced to us their growing list of Elite Partners that will make you time here at FTX more intense, more exciting.

January 06, 2012

Ready for 2012 with Axe Survival Kit

Some philanthropist say that 2012 is the last year for human being, some say that it's not. As a Catholic and a believer of life, I honestly do not believe that 2012 is our last year, but I guess preparing for the so-called "end of the world" wouldn't be that bad, especially if you are preparing for it in a fun and ecstatic way.  And guess what, there's this "Axe Survival Kit" to guide you through it. *wink*


Yesterday, to my surprise, I received a dubious box containing the words "End of the World," "Survival Kit" and "Open in Case of Emergency." And so, as curios as a cat, I immediately opened it and found a bottle of AXE 2012 - The Final Edition together with a survival manual - an End of the World Survival Manual.

January 01, 2012

Hello, 2012!

I actually planned to post a year-ender blog - a blog that will how I hate 2011, but I think I'll just let this hatred past and just welcome the year 2012 with a positive vibes, big smile and a loving heart.

And to cut this first-blog-of-the-year short, lemme just share to you all this family picture that we had a while ago.


At the end of the day, or in this case, year, everything about me boils down to one major thing - FAMILY.

So, from us, the Dizons of Tondo, HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!

May we all have a blessed year ahead! Keep loving! :-)





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