Kickstart your day with a great cup of coffee

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Admit it, getting up in the morning can be one of the most challenging things you do in a day, especially with the weather getting a wee bit more relaxing lately. The temptation to have a slow and sluggish start to your day may get way too difficult to fight.

Start your mornings right with Great Taste Duo’s tamang timpla of dark roast coffee and brown sugar.

But being late to anything, whether to your morning ritual or to your work is never a good way to start the day. No matter how inviting it is to sleep in, you’ve got it in you to seize the morning and make it a great one.

And what better way to do just that than to have your perfect cup of coffee, right? Not only can it help give you the energy that you need, but it can also put a smile on your face.

If you’re looking for that tamang timpla in your cup of coffee, try the NEW Great Taste Duo — the first 2-in-1 coffee mix in the market. It’s got the bold coffee flavor you crave in the morning, mixed with just the right amount of sugar to sweeten your days.

This innovative mix of dark roast coffee and brown sugar is perfect to make you feel energized and ready to conquer a busy day ahead. Since it’s also easy to prepare, you can enjoy this at any time of the day too. What’s best about it is it’s available both online and in your nearby sari-sari store for only Php 5.00 per sachet!

Enjoy that tamang timpla that you are looking for in your cup of coffee with the NEW Great Taste Duo

Sometimes all you need is the ideal 2-in-1 coffee companion to put a smile on your face first thing in the morning or in the middle of a challenging task. So, don’t forget to grab some when you go out to get buy your favorite pandesal and palaman breakfast combo.

For more information on this all-new 2-in-1 coffee mix, visit   

Shopee Debuts Kim Chiu as Brand Ambassador to Kick Off the 10.10 Brands Festival

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces its newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, alongside the launch of the 10.10 Brands Festival, its biggest brands sale of the year. The famous actress, dubbed the Princess of Philippine Movies and TV, will feature in Shopee’s new TV commercial and many exciting in-app activities.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee Philippines is happy to welcome one of the country's top entertainers into the Shopee family, Kim Chiu. Kim's bubbly, charming personality and love for online shopping both resonate with millions of Filipinos who find joy and excitement on Shopee. This 10.10 Brands Festival, we hope to bring the best brand deals and so much more with our valued and trusted brand partners.”

Users can look forward to these from Shopee brand ambassador Kim Chiu:

● Kim Chiu’s new Shopee TV commercial: Kim Chiu gives the viral “Proof of Delivery” trend her own spin. Fans can look out for the TV commercial on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Kim Chiu for Shopee Prizes: Users can find Kim Chiu on in-app games such as Spin & Win and Guess It Right, which they can play to win rewards such as coins and vouchers.

Mini-games and contests with Kim Chiu: This October, users can join the #10BrandFaves contest featuring Kim Chiu for a chance to win 1,000 Shopee coins.

Fans can look forward to more Kim Chiu content such as behind-the-scenes videos on Shopee’s official YouTube and TikTok channels, and Kim Chiu-themed Instagram stickers. Users can also interact with the actress herself during her Twitter takeover on Shopee's official Twitter account this October 9.

Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

Until October 10, shoppers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, big brand giveaways, and up to ₱1,000 off brand vouchers at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival.

Lucky shoppers can win ₱430,000 worth of prizes, such as vouchers, bundles, newly launched items, and even a lifetime supply of products, from over 30 participating brands.

Leading up to 10.10, shoppers can also look forward to Nestle, Deerma, GoMO!, Lactum, Colgate Palmolive, Shigetsu, P&G Beauty, Garnier, and Belo Brand Days on Shopee Mall, where they can get discounts up to 80% off, branded items as low as ₱179, and a free gift with every purchase.

Starting October 1, shoppers can check out different themed sales on Shopee including the Groceries Fair on October 1, Fashion Fair on October 2-3, Mom & Baby Fair on October 4, Work From Home Fair on October 5, Gadgets and Gizmo Fair on October 6-7, and Beauty and Wellness Fair on October 8-9.

At the 10.10 Brands Festival, shoppers can use ShopeePay to buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay. They can activate their ShopeePay wallet and top up through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to get up to 50% discount on load from Globe, Smart, Sun, and TNT; 50% cashback from Maynilad, PLDT, and a growing list of partner billers; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Ultramega Supermarket, Potato Corner, and other partner merchants.

For more information, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.  

Shake Shack Brings The New Korean-Inspired Chicken Sandwich + Menu Here in the Philippines!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

First served in South Korea Shacks, a hit in the US and starting September 27 it will finally land in our Manila Shacks - our Gochujang Chick’n!

All About The Sandwich

Inspired by Seoul’s vibrant fried chicken scene, the limited-time Gochujang Chick’n (P275) features a gochujang-glazed crispy chicken breast topped with toasted sesame seeds that sits over a white kimchi slaw.

Gochujang is a flavor-packed, go-to ingredient in Korean cooking, made with red chili peppers, sticky rice, fermented soybeans, and salt. The result? A red fermented paste that’s kinda spicy, kinda sweet, packed with umami flavor, and used as an anchor in all kinds of stews, marinades, sauces, and more. To complement the gochujang, we finely chop and mix garlic and ginger into our glaze as well.

But what really brings it all together? Our white kimchi slaw! In addition to cutting through the rich flavors of our chicken, this is our tribute to the white daikon radishes often served alongside fried chicken and other dishes in Seoul. Kimchi is a staple of Korean cuisine made from salted, seasoned, and fermented veggies (ours includes Napa cabbage, daikon radish, and green onion). 

We’ve Gochu a New Shack Gang

KR-ash landing into our Shacks together with the Gochujang Chicken is an accompanying Korean-inspired collection of menu items starting September 27. Exchange your fave K-drama lines with your chinggu over a side of our Gochujang Chick’n Bites (6pcs – P215 / 10pcs – P265) - crispy, whole white meat chicken bites or our Gochujang Fries (P205) - crispy crinkle cut fries, both served with spicy-sweet Gochujang mayo sauce. Master the latest K-pop dance craze with your oppa Shack-style by pairing them with our Black Sugar Shake (P210), toasty-caramel black sugar hand spun with vanilla frozen custard, topped with whipped cream and black sugar syrup. 대박!

Planning to have our Korean-inspired Shack goods in your shack? From Sept 27 to Oct 1, head on to Grabfood for some exclusive Gochujang sets and get a free Blueberry Lemonade for every purchase.   

Heads up: this won’t be in town for long! Fly on over to @shakeshackph on Facebook and Instagram and @shakeshack_ph on Twitter for some fun social media giveaways and more deets. To skip the wait and for contactless payment and pick-up, order ahead by calling our Shacks or hit us up on Grabfood or foodpanda for delivery.


Cine Europa 24 brings the best of the European films

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The EU Delegation and the EU Member States Embassies together with Goethe Institut Manila, the Philippine-Italian Association and Instituto Cervantes de Manila are proud to present Cine Europa 24 from 1 to 29 September. 

As everyone’s health and safety is priority, the pandemic did not stop the film festival but turned a challenge into an opportunity as we started screening online to reach all Filipinos. 

This year, Cine Europa brings 17 films from 15 EU MemberStates for FREE and are accessible right at the flick of your fingertips upon signing up at

Despite the virtual environment, Cine Europa will maintain its strong relations with its loyal patrons including those from the various provinces across the country. Cine Europa continues to stand proud with its strong partnership with the Film Development Council in the Philippines. 

The EU Delegation, the European Union Member States Embassies together with Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Philippine-Italian Association, have curated a set of award-wining films showing the diversity of the European culture. 

Earlier at the online press conference, featuring the film maker of El Cuadro, one of the 17 17 critically acclaimed movies featured in this year's lineup.

El Cuadro is a mystery documentary about Velázquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas, the most widely interpreted work of art in history. A film that plays to turn the viewer into a detective and guide him through the maze of clues that lead to deciphering its secrets.

The other films you will find in this 24th edition of the film festival are: 

1. Vlastníci (Owners) from the Czech Republic. Another comic film that will make you giggle. A story based on the play “The Society of Owners” will give the audience an insight of Czech mentality through funny moments... 

2. Catwalk, from Sweden, a touching story about a seemingly impossible dream that comes true. The film drives a strong statement about equal value, disabled or not. 

3. El Cuadro (The Painting) from Spain. “For three and a half centuries the enigma of Velázquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas has remained hidden. Can we solve its mystery now?” 

Schedule: September 2, Thursday, 7pm

September 10, Friday, 4pm

September 25-26, On-Demand

4. O Que Arde (Fire Will Come) is a captivating story of Amador, who just came out of prison, to live a quiet life until fire ruins it all. The film directed by Oliver Laxe is a Jury Prize winner in Cannes. It is also a co-production of Spain, France, Luxembourg

5. From Poland is the film, The Lure, a story about two mermaid sisters, half human half fish, end up performing in a night club. When one of them falls in love with a beautiful young man, they face cruel and bloody choices. 

6. Nos Batailles (OurStruggles), is an interesting Belgian film that will show you how Olivier juggles between the children’s needs, life’s daily challenges and his job, after her wife abandons the family. 

7. Trezon, a Hungarian film with an exciting plot and “full of unexpected twists, where nothing and no one is what they seem to be.” 

8. Vores mand i Amerika (The Good Traitor). “Denmark’s neutralist policy is a delicate thing” a film by Christina Rosendal that was released in 2020 

9. I Doulia tis (Her Job) from Greece, relates a story of a working mother , Panayiota who is trapped within a domestic environment that prevents her from achieving independence but gets an opportunity to get a new life. Sadly this is prematurely pruned... 

10. La Madre (The Mother) is an Italian film that talks about passions, sufferance, and torments of a priest, his mother and one of his parishioner. Originally set in a rural Sardinia by Grazia Deledda (author of the novel), it is moved by the filmmaker, Angelo Maresca to the metaphysics setting offered by the EUR building, in Rome, where everything is either black or white. 

11. From the Netherlands is The Warden, a story of an old man who has been the warden of a bird sanctuary for almost half a century on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. One day he receives notice that his posting will be discontinued. His happy life – in and alongside nature – comes to an abrupt end. But the warden refuses to accept his dismissal. Determined not to leave, he decides to fight back in his own way... 

12. Einer wie Erika (Erik and Erika) from Austria is a true story of Erik Schinegger, a world champion skier and his life as a woman, his ultimate transition to manhood and his fight for recognition in an age where there was no place in the social dictionary for a word like “transgender”.  

13. Acasă (My Home) is a Romanian film directed by Radu Ciorniciuc and recently released in 2020. It is a powerful narration of a family who lived calmly with nature in Bucharest until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city. 

14. Aurora from Finland focuses on: immigration and addiction. It is an enjoyable dramedy from Finnish Lapland. Conditional love between Aurora and Darian is needed to stop them from running. 

15. The German film Kokon (Cocoon) was released in 2020 and is directed by Leonie Krippendorff. It is an adventurous story of Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, making her way into adulthood. 

16. Das Vorspiel (The Audition) tells a story of Anna’s passion for violin that has gone to the borders of breaking her family. Her competitive spirit is faced by her own failure. This is a co-production film between Germany and France

Cine Europa 24 Film Schedule 2021 (Click photo to enlarge)

The press conference tackled the motivation and hardships of creating the film, and how Filipinos receive this foreign documentary. Director Andres Sanz put it best, that the mystery genre goes beyond nationality. This sparked my interest for the film, and will definitely catch El Cuadro tonight!

Come and register at and watch all these exciting films!

Hair Care At Home

Friday, September 24, 2021

Yesterday, I decided to just snip off my hair. It feels uncomfortable after more than a year of no salon visits, plus nasasayangan na ako sa shampoo!

I have no talent in hair cutting, but being on Tiktok every night (haha), I was able to catch a few tips on how to cut your own hair. I decided to give it a go. On my first snip, I was suddenly washed with regrets, haha! I kept on repeating to myself "It's just hair! It's just hair!", and eventually just proceeded. Surprisingly, end result wasn't as bad as I thought!

Did this technique where you tie your hair in front, and then just CHOP! Haha!

Chopped off this much hair! Felt lighter afterwards.

Aside from DIY haircut, I now use TRESemmé's Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Serum Conditioner. They promise "Salon Quality formula", so hair receives best ever professional keratin system even at home. That's 10 salon benefits in just one wash!






-Tames Flyaways

-Long-lasting fragrance

-Heat Protection



New look!

How To Use:

1. Apply shampoo to wet hair. Gently massage and rinse thoroughly.

2. After shampooing, apply serum conditioner from mid lengths to ends. Leave on for 2-3mins. 

3. Rinse. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. 

Now, I am planning to color my hair again soon, or learn eyebrow grooming! Haha. Any self-care tips you've been doing at home that you want to share?

Avail the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo 620ml + Serum Conditioner 650ml set via Shopee for discounts!

Cebu Pacific will increase its flights in October to tourism havens Siargao, Boracay, and Bohol as the country’s leading airline push for domestic travel recovery, following the easing of quarantine restrictions.

In October, the airline will expand its flights to Siargao from five times to six times weekly; raise its frequencies to Boracay from four to five times daily; and bump up flights to Bohol from nine to 10 times weekly.

“We believe reopening domestic travel and the promotion of responsible travel is critical to rebuilding the trust and travel confidence in the industry,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience at Cebu Pacific.

“We also know that the situation continues to be fluid, that is why we make it a priority to always make travel convenient for everyJuan, on top of providing the much-needed flexibility during this time,” added Iyog.


For international destinations, Cebu Pacific will also resume its daily flights to Dubai on September 30. For Japan, Cebu Pacific will fly twice weekly to Nagoya starting October 2, and Osaka on October 4; and resume Fukuoka on November 5. Cebu Pacific will restart its flights to Kuala Lumpur on October 4.

One of the travel destinations I truly miss, Japan! CEB Flights to Fukuoka will resume on Nov 5.


To encourage everyJuan to travel safely and affordably, CEB has an ongoing PHP 99 seat sale until September 26, to and from key cities like Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Dipolog, Iloilo, and a lot more. Travel period began on September 17, and may be used to book flights up to June 30, 2022.


CEB continues to offer the most flexible options with unlimited rebooking available for everyJuan, following the permanent removal of change fees in March 2021.  Passengers are encouraged to travel responsibly and ensure their requirements are complete prior to proceeding to the Airport. Guests may refer to the list of travel requirements per destination via

CEB has been rated 7/7 stars by for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include daily extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, antigen testing before duty for all frontliners and crew members, and contactless flight procedures. These are all in accordance with global best practices and the highest safety standards.  The aircraft are equipped with hospital grade HEPA air filters, keeping viruses at bay.

CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 32 destinations, on top of its eight (8) international destinations. Its 73-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two (2) dedicated ATR freighters and one (1) A330 freighter.   

I’ve been using a lot of  Johnson & Johnson PH products as long as I can remember.

As one of the world’s biggest healthcare companies, J&J products are always backed by science and trusted by healthcare professional and experts. They've really raised the standards for everyday care products, as every J&J formulation released are deeply rooted in science and research. The best part is, they're also fairly priced too! Effective and affordable.

J&J offers only the best, science-based solutions to our everyday needs for over 130 years. They have been at the forefront in innovating skincare technology to help skin conditions like eczema, skin dryness and acne.

Sharing below some of my recent health and beauty J&J haul from their Shopee store. Some are old time favorites, others are new discoveries, and there are some products that are for sharing to my family. Are you using any of these too?

Check out Johnson & Johnson on Shopee now for promos of up to 50% off!

Aveeno Dermexa Daily Emollient Cream – Php 1100 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50 88ml (With FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15) – Php 948

Btw, for the Johnson and Johnson PH Happy & Healthy Circle Brand Membership Program and enjoy these member-exclusive benefits:

• Get 500 bonus points upon sign-up, no purchase required 

• Redeem gifts for as low as 1,270 points 

• Claim vouchers to enjoy exclusive offers & discounts 

Terms & conditions apply, join here: 

Take care and stay healthy!

Pros And Cons of Borrowing Money

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Is borrowing money always a bad thing?

Whenever you hear the word loan, often times there are negative connotations towards it. People who are against borrowing money often think that loans are not good for the finances. But there are also situations when we're left with no options but to borrow. Why do people resort to borrowing anyway? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing? Let's discuss them below. 

Pros of Borrowing Money

1. For Growth. By borrowing money, you get a large sum of money that you can use for personal or business projects. In a short period of time, you have enough funds to build your dream house, continue your studies, or buy a car that can improve your quality of life. Forbes talks about other Pros And Cons of Personal Loans.

Business-wise, borrowing money can help you expand your start-up, hire more people, or purchase technology to further improve your products or services. When business takes off, and money is managed will, you will be able to pay off your loans and really start earning.

2. Less Pressures. Depends on where you borrowed from, loaning usually comes with flexible repayment schemes. You can earn the loaned money over a longer period of time, and then pay smaller sums, usually monthly or quarterly for a year or so. Having payment terms is easier on the pockets compared to worrying about acquiring a huge amount in an instant.

Cons of Borrowing Money

1. High Interests. Financial institutions such as banks willingly lend money because they can earn from it through interests. Interest rates differ for every institution or type of loan you get. Personal loans usually get higher interest rates because of the high risk factor for the lender, but it's still the same concept whichever type of loan you avail. Borrowing money means you're putting out more money than what you pay for during one-time or upfront payment, as interest adds up over time. You can read more on the other types of loans here.

2. Risks. Having monetary loans mean you are indebted to a financial institution or a person. You have to  make sure you earn enough to pay on time, or it might affect your credit score which will make it difficult for you to borrow in the future. Borrowing also requires tedious application process since this involves money. It can be lengthy and complicated, with extensive background checks and verifications. You might have to submit collaterals or papers of your valuable assets to get approval. You have to consider a lot of variables before you fill up that application form.

What to Consider Before Borrowing

1. Assess your money flow. Are you earning enough to be able to pay on time? 

Borrowing money now will surely disrupt your cash flow in the future. You have to designate a certain amount during the whole repayment period, including interest. 

2. Time for serious adulting. Are you responsible enough to manage your finances?

One of the risks in loaning, as mentioned earlier, is forgetting due dates. This will really cause a dent in your finances. If putting everything on your planner or calendar is not enough to juggle several loan payments, you might want to consider

Debt Consolidation can help you in managing all your loans, put them in one place so won't miss any deadlines, and then pay for everything at one time. It can also serves as your financial tool where you can oversee all your existing expenses, and whether or not you are capable of acquiring new loans again.

These are just two things you have to look into before borrowing money. Loaning can be both a good thing or a risky business, so it's really up to your capability to pay and responsibility to do so on time. As the old adage on money goes, it is neither good nor evil--but a reflection of it's user.

OXECURE Haul: Skincare for Acne-Prone Skin, Everyday Essentials, Etc.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Although I love my Korean skincare, I also like trying out Thai brands. I've been using them during my travels before because they usually come in neat sachets with cap closure. One of the recent brands I discovered from our local Youtubers is Thai skincare brand OXECURE. 

OXECURE offers products targeting face and body acne. Although I seldom get acne anymore, I think I have to thank my regular skincare routine for it. Meaning, if I don't maintain it, I will definitely suffer from pimples again. So I always pick products that have anti-acne content. With OXECURE, their products are paraben and oil-free, making them safe & suitable even for people with sensitive and acne-prone skin like me.

Sharing some of the skincare products I am about to try this whole month. Will update this post once I finish them, or when I see immediate results!

OXECURE Sulfur Soap 30g - Php 89

This bar of soap does not melt easily, and for a sulfur soap, it doesn't have that strong smell. Suitable for both face and body, especially to those with oily and acne prone skin.

The 2.5% Sulfur helps cleanse, unclog pores, and reduce oil and bacteria accumulation of the skin. This will prevent new acne formation and even body odor.

Contains Mangosteen Extract, Tea Leaf Extract, and Soy Protein

How to Use: Wash face and body with Sulfur soap for 1-2 minutes, then rinse off with water. 

OXECURE Facial Liquid Cleanser 100ml - Php 339

This liquid facial cleanser is suitable for both normal and sensitive skin. It also contains Sulfur, which helps in fighting acne and control excess facial oil. It has clear and runny consistency, doesn't have a strong scent, and a product that I can use daily.

Contains Propolis Extract (for acne marks)

How To Use: Dispense Facial Liquid Cleanser onto hand, rub a little, and gently massage over the face. Rinse with water. Use twice daily, day and night.

I like the packaging of this toner, it dispenses the right amount of product with just a few pumps to avoid wastage. Dermatologically tested, this toner is formulated for acne-prone skin. It helps reduce blackheads and whiteheads, exfoliates dead skin cells, and reduce acne inflammation. Best feature is this product is also alcohol-free, so it cleanses and nourishes the skin without the harmful chemicals.

Contains: 2% Betaine Salicylate (BHA), 4% PHA, Tea Tree Extract, Witch Hazel Extract
How To Use: Just pump on cotton pads or on your clean hands, and pat on skin. Can be used to prep skin before your usual day or night skincare routine.

I haven't been using sunscreen at home, but we all know this is still necessary especially when we're always in front of the computer. OXECURE's Acne Sunscreen is lightweight, oil-free and fragrance-free, so it suits oily and sensitive skin. 

Aside from protection against harmful UV rays and blue light, this product also controls excess sebum, does not clog your pores, and even lightens dark spots! 

Contains: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Oligo-alginate, Dandelion Extract

Oxecure Clear and BRIGHT Gift Set - Php 1482

What's Inside:  

(1) OXECURE Acne Clear Potion 15ml 

(6) OXECURE Acne Clear Powder Mud 6g  

(1) OXECURE Ecobuds 

(1) OXECURE Pouch

If you're confused with what acne-control products to get first, you can start with this sulit set!

Acne Clear Potion: Best for active pimples, this product is clinically tested with visble results in as fast as 6 hours.

OXECURE Ecobuds: Sustainable solution to the single use cotton swabs . This washable and reusable swab is made of silicone tips, perfect for applying the Acne Clear Potion. 

Acne Clear Powder Mud: A powder mud for acne-prone skin that helps fight stubborn acne and post-acne marks. Clinically tested with visble results in as fast as 6 hours. Best for whiteheads, blackheads, small acne bumps, and dark spots.

Contains: 2% Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide (Vit B3), natural extracts such as Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Chamomile 

OXECURE Body Acne Spray 25ml Buy 25ml (Bundle of 3) - Php 755 for 3 Bottles

If you're struggling with body acne, this body spray is specially formulated to fight acne on the back, chest, and all over the body. It contains Salicylic Acid to help reduce the accumulation of bacteria, quickly dries out acne, exfoliates dead skin, visibly fades post-acne marks, and controls excess oil. Natural extracts such as Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel keeps skin smoother and brighter.

How to Use: Cleanse the skin and pat dry. Spray onto the affected area and leave on without rinsing. Use twice daily, day & night.

Oxecure To-Go Hygiene Kit - Php 540

This kit contains 3 High Five Hand Sanitizers with 70% v/v Ethyl Alcohol to help keep hands and other surfaces safe from bacteria, virus, and dirt. 

High Five nourishes and softens hands with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Extract, Chamomile Extract & Neroli Essential Oil without ever feeling sticky! Its sleek packaging makes it easier to slip on your bag or pocket. 

For more information, follow OXECURE's official Facebook page.

RLC Residences provides vaccines for homeowners

Monday, September 13, 2021

The pandemic in the Philippines has caused anxiety and unease to its citizens. This unexpected global crisis comes with its own overwhelming challenges. For almost two years, local government units and private entities have worked overtime to provide their communities with the resources to get back on their feet following the drawback brought about by this health crisis.

In an effort to contribute to the growing number of vaccinated Filipinos, RLC Residences has taken the initiative to open a vaccination program for its residents.

The various Property Management Offices of RLC Residences developed projects have recently been working with local government units in keeping with its commitment to provide homeowners with a better residential experience and build stronger community connections.

The program kicked off last August 20, 2021, with a round of first doses for homeowners living within RLC Residences properties in Mandaluyong City. These include Gateway Residences, Gateway Garden Ridge, Sonata Private Residences, and Axis Residences. Those who qualify for the vaccination program are all its official residents and their families, with senior citizens and persons with disabilities prioritized by giving their first shot inside their homes. In addition, onsite Property Management Team members, including housekeeping, security and technical staff, are also included as vaccine recipients.

Following the initial roll-out, RLC Residences is also pursuing the expansion of the program to other properties in Pasig and Quezon City, such as The Pearl Place, East of Galleria, The Sapphire Bloc, Vimana Verde, Acacia Escalades, The Magnolia Residences, Escalades at the 20th, Escalades East Tower and Galleria Regency.

With this initiative already in place, RLC Residences aims to safeguard their spaces for their homeowners and employees with vaccines and their strict compliance with national pandemic protocols. Just recently, Axis Residences and Radiance Manila Bay received their Safety Seal Certifications from the Mandaluyong and Pasay LGUs for complying with the minimum public health standards.

To learn more about RLC Residences and the communities it continues to nurture, you may visit their website at You can also find them on social media via Facebook @RLCResidencesPH and Instagram @rlc_residences.

The CEB Super Pass is back by popular demand!

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Cebu Pacific’s 25th year celebration is far from over as the Philippines’ leading airline once again offers its innovative, first-of-its-kind CEB Super Pass from 10AM today, September 9, until the 16th

Because CEB remains committed to enable everyJuan to fly, it is determined to welcome ‘Ber’ months in a SUPER way with this limited time offer! Made especially for Juans who value flexibility, convenience, and affordability, this 99-peso (one-way base fare) is perfect for you! Whether you want to go on a vacation, or travel to visit family and friends, or even for work – CEB has you covered with the CEB Super Pass which you may use for ANY of the airline’s over 30 domestic destinations! 

What’s more – you can buy all you can and fly when you can – perfect as gifts to our loved ones this Christmas season! Travel period for these passes is September 16, 2021 all the way up to September 30, 2022. 

Passengers who have existing Travel Funds may also make use of their virtual wallets to stock up on these vouchers. 

“We want to keep inspiring everyJuan to look forward to traveling no matter what their reason may be – be it for immediate travel, or for the coming months. Because the situation continues to be fluid, we know the CEB Super Pass is a timely option for guests who know they want and need to travel, but are unsure of destinations and dates. With this voucher, everyJuan is guaranteed a very affordable fare,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.

How to purchase the CEB Super Pass

Purchasing the CEB Super Pass can be done in just four easy steps: all “Juan” has to do is go to the number of passes you want, add passenger names, and pay! Payment may be settled via existing Travel Funds, or other online payment options such as credit cards. Once successful, your CEB Super Pass will be sent via email, for keeping until you are ready to redeem with a final place and date in mind.

How to redeem the CEB Super Pass

Booking the CEB Super Pass can be done via the “Redeem CEB Super Pass” tab on the website as early as thirty (30) days before the flight’s departure or until seven (7) days before intended flight date, as long as seats are still available. Vouchers may be redeemed from September 9, 2021 to September 23, 2022. 

Guests may redeem CEB Super Pass by clicking the ‘CEB Super Pass’ icon under 'Book' on the menu on the CEB website. A maximum of 10 vouchers per transaction is allowed, however there is NO limit to the number of total vouchers each passenger can avail until September 16 – allowing everyJuan to buy as many vouchers as they want!

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CEB currently flies to 32 domestic destinations, mainly from its hubs in Manila and Cebu. For more information on CEB Super Pass, visit