Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PhilCare: Healthy Treats as Healthy Gifts

As part of its commitment of promoting health and wellness to its clients and members, PhilCare will be having a two-hour free baking session on November 17, 2012, from 10 A.M to 12:00 N.N at STI Global City.

Chef Ingrid Alren Mediarito, Culinary Instructress from STI will feature healthy holiday treats from the kitchen. She will introduce incredible baked treats with fruits and vegetables that every family will surely enjoy.

Turn the usual cholesterol-filled Christmas to happy healthy holidays by joining PhilCare’s free baking workshop. Remember, good food doesn't always have to be unhealthy.

Only those Pre-registered participants can join the workshop.
 I can't wait to bite a size for the taste test. 

                              1 Corinthians 10:31 
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

PhilCare celebrating its 30th year of caring for its clients

PhilCare is one of the top HMO in the country that offers multi-service health care program for individual and corporate accounts. The benefits of the packages include preventive and curative services (In-patient, Out-Patient, Preventive Health Care, Emergency, Accident and Disablement Insurance, Dental and Maternal Benefits, etc.). The company is currently celebrating its 30th year of caring for its clients this year.

PhilCare’s Treat Me Right Program is a suite of health and lifestyle activities geared to promote over-all wellness and preventive health to its members. As part of PhilCare’s commitment to give extra care for its clients, these activities are made free for them.

PhilCare’s Marketing department conducts classes such as Zumba, Bollywood Dance, Photography and Cooking every quarter. They are currently exploring possibilities of tapping beauty and wellness activities and perhaps, organizing make-up sessions and spa discussion for women. They also like to have Yoga and Pilates classes, and other healthy lifestyle activities. They are partnering with other companies and merchants to make these events possible. Right now, STI one of their affiliate supports the upcoming baking class on November 17, 2012 with Chef Ingrid Mediarito of STI Global City.

This year, they had successfully held Sway and Sweat Saturday (Aerobic Dance Session last March 24), Give It Your Best Shot (Photography Class last June 16) and Fats Vs Zumba (Zumba Event last September 15). 

Monday, November 12, 2012

I asked & waited. He delivered.

I received my early Christmas package last Saturday from God through The Generics Pharmacy.
It started with a desire of providing and sharing the joy I am getting by living on His words to my family members and friends.

       Me & Ms. Jam of The Generics Pharmacy

A desire that was put into writing that communicates the message from heaven above. It bridged a gap and fulfilled another desire to expand His kingdom wealth here on earth. Days had passed, almost two quarters of the year were completed and the breath prayer remained unanswered but the faith to Him being good to those who wait for Him and to the souls who seek Him never cease.

Once again, He reminded me. I asked.  Equipped with the words of assurance that He will do whatever I will ask in His name so that the Son may bring glory to the Heavenly Father.
Afternoon of November 5, 2012 my phone rang, and when I answered a woman on the other line was saying that my request was granted. The 20 Bibles I asked from God was awaited to pick-up.   

 Isn't it amazing? I just waited patiently on my God. The prayer reinforcement from my beloved saints was a plus factor in the completion of His Will. For where two or three come together in His name, there He is in the midst.

 Now, I asked Him to complete my list of souls to whom He Will to give the Bibles.  

Breath Prayer:

Father You deserves all the Glory and Honor; use us for the fulfillment of your mission. Bless and cleanse your channels of blessings and enable those who are not yet in Jesus Name Amen.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Realization: Focus on Jesus

Our Father in Heaven made me realize these past days that I was being more self-focused. All the while I thought I was excluded from the self-fish category but not in self-focused category. Self-focused in a way that I knew what I need but I was being blinded of the fact that my needs don’t depend on others capacity to fulfill that desires and as the end result  I unconsciously kept on detailing person(s) insensitivity for not performing well to give what I desire to have.

Jesus Lover of  my Soul- Lance 2010
But the good thing about it, since my instructor is all knowing He taught me how to deal with the kind of issues that I had through different instances I encountered these past days. Before this realization, I asked God to teach me to be more selfless and have compassion for others and true enough Jesus Christ will do whatever we ask in His name, to bring glory to the Father. (John 14:13).

Now, He is encouraging me to focus on the hopes, plans and dreams He has for me that will exalt His name and I am sure that this time around I will never be blinded for He will be the one to instruct and teach me which way I should go and the sweetest thing about it He will counsel me with His eye upon me…WOW!  (Psalm 32:8) Lord, You are the Best. 

                                       Hebrews 12:2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Ginger Tea Time with loved ones

Tonight, will have a tea moment with Veronica, my beloved niece. Will use the tea cup I bought at Land Mark-Makati in which I personally designed with our names with the used of Ceramic paint pen.

Thinking to prepare a homemade ginger tea for us, she had sore throat for these past days and it will surely give relieves for her.

Based on my research in World Wide Web, I need to prepare thin slices off of a fresh yellow ginger root and to achieve a good ratio I need to have about one teaspoon of ginger per cup of tea. Since, it’s for me and my niece only four (4) cups of water and four (4) teaspoons of ginger slices will do.

 Also, I will make an experiment; instead of using boiling water will try an about to hit the boil water in our ginger tea. I will try what Florida Herb House suggested in preparing their Ginger Green Tea. 

A big thanks to Herblend for linking me to Florida Herb House website, it added knowledge to my tea nut shell.  

Psalm 55:14 
We who had sweet fellowship together, Walked in the house of God in the throng.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Today God’s Reminder

Today God reminded me of this: “Acknowledge people in whom you are reminded how gracious God I am and see to it that they will be encouraged by the words you will use”

If your name is included in this post, I would like to commend you for extending the grace and blessing you received from Jehovah-Jireh, our provider God.
Keziah Wenah, for the birthday gift I received from you, “Coffee in Manila book”. Haven’t read it yet but already on my short list of books that I need to read. I am just finishing my Purity War Book. I appreciate the gesture sis; truly it’s better than late than never.

River Sings, for my first ever “Tomato Brand Wallet”. God delivered His one of the remarkable birthday gift to me through you. Weeks before my birthday, I uttered a breath prayer, and said this: “God, need to have a new wallet to replace my 10 year old leathered wallet given by my deceased Step Mother”.

Ms. Jeanine De Jesus, for the lovely “Fuchsia Pink Bolero Jacket” and Ms. Venus Diaz-Muller for the pair of “off-white Super Comfy shoes”. Can you imagine peeps how great God is for providing me a head to toe apparel sponsor? I Praise God for such an overwhelming experience.

To my wonderful and sweet sister, Beejay Calderon San Buenaventura for a one of a kind  birthday gift , my favorite “ceramic bracelet”.  See, we can’t out-give God. It’s more than we can imagine.

Joshua Adam Haltom, me Baba, thank you for the freshly made and delivered        “four boxes of Pizza Hut” in which many appetite were blessed. With God’s hands distance is not a problem.  
The LORD answered Moses, "Is the LORD's arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you. - Numbers 11:23
Allow me to tell you this, birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26

For Tita Olive, for handing to me one of Darlene Sala authored book, entitled “Inspiring Words for Women”. It became one of my sources of daily dose of encouragement 

These are just some of the numerous blessings I received from my Heavenly Father, not to mention those daily God’s provisions and miracles I have witnessed from Him including my life.
“Imagine, God provided all my needs with the additional bonus of meeting my wants”. That is Him and He is God. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

He said, "Wait for me".

One of the great things that I will boast in my relationship with my fiancée is how God made our relationship stronger each day of our lives. We always reminded each other about this: “Without God’s hands covering and protecting us, and not focusing our eyes and hearts on Him our long distance relationship will be like a sand castle that can easily washout by waves”.

Truly as time goes by, we learned not to depend on our emotions but on God’s way of handling the circumstances that we are in.  I tell you waiting is not an easy task; it requires patience, trust, and hope on the things that we both desire aligning to His words to us accompanied by faith that He is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him (Lamentations 3:25).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

M&G Online Contest Winner

As of this writing, I am so excited to reveal the blessed winners of What'sHot@M&G Online Contest whose breath prayers were answered by our gracious Heavenly Father.
 With a drums rolling and trumpets playing in the back ground, allow me to introduce one by one these girls who won the fashionable and chic shoes from M&G.
The first winner is a Blogger/Writer by heart and owner of Eat, Work and Blog website. Her blessed entry number was seven (7). She mostly describe herself as a lover: book lover, movie lover, and a coffee lover now she will become M&G shoes lover (lol) without further ado here is Sophia Maglunog Cabantog.

Our 2nd winner is a Human Resource Officer at David's Salon Inc. She described herself as simple, easy to be with, adventurous, funny and more. Her entry number was number 14.  She loves to pamper her toes with fashionable shoes and now once again God is giving her a new pairs to walk with through M&G Axesorries, all praise to our generous Heavenly Father. Now, Kristine Millalos Tapulado get ready for your winning shout because you are one of highly favored woman. Grab your shoes now!

Finally, before we go to our 3rd winner, just hold your breath; keep on reading and allow me to say this: “Let’s keep on putting our hope in God, keep on declaring God’s favor to our lives, keep on believing to His kindness for He will be the one to provide all our needs". God loves to bless people who believe on His power, whose faith is in Him. The Bible says; The LORD bless you and keep you (Numbers 6:24).

Now, our final winner is a YBM online English teacher by profession whose green pasture is to teach Koreans and with a winning number 20. Her name is Veronica Tesalona, an apple of God’s eyes. You are in the right track; never give up for God’s best is yet to come in your life. I know that you know that I know that He is a loving God. 

"Our position in God’s hands is priceless and much precious compared to the possession we desire in this world". 

Acknowledgement: Thank you for all the contestants, for sharing the contest url in your timeline wall. Through that you help us in promoting the M&G Axessories and its products. For Ms. Joy Devilla, the humble owner and designer of M&G Axessories, my deep appreciation for the trust and confident you gave to WhatsHot. Above all these things, all praises belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ for He is worthy of praise. 

 In behalf of M&G Axessories and WhatsHOT, congratulations to all the winners.

God’s favor will surely turn everything in your life-Joel Osteen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What’s HOT at M&G Online Contest?

Let us stir our drastic weather by adding fashionable flavorings through an online contest as M&G Fashion Axessories showers us with its customized Ladies shoes, from flat shoes to high heeled wedges. 

Flooded with authentic indigenous and local crafts designs, it’s time for you to surf and bag home the item of your choice.

Contest Mechanics
1. Like M&G FashionAxessories  &  WhatsHotShoutItOut on Facebook.
2. Click the pictures below & be directed to the M&G FB Online Shop.

3. Pick one (1) Shoe item as your wish.
4. Click and Share a Photo in your Time Line and Post this under as your comment:  What’sHOT@M&G Online Contest?Join and Win Prizes (then tag M&G Fashion Axessories & tag WhatsHotShoutItOut).

(Be sure that you tagged M&G Fashion Axessories & WhatsHotShoutItOut FB Fan Pages for your entry to be counted)

Sample Entry:


5. M&G will choose “Three (3) winners of different wish  
6. Contest starts today and will end on August 31, 2012. Winners will be announced via blog post and a status update on M&G and What's HOT FB fan pages on September 1, 2012.

 "You can start joining today"


This contest is open to Male and Female, and only residents of the Philippines are allowed to join.
 Prizes will pick up at the M&G store located at St. Francis Square-Ortigas.
 For those who live outside Metro Manila, “Winners representative needs to present an authorization Letter and a valid ID together with the winning Voucher”.

Plus, you are willing to submit to us a photo of you holding the prize you got in case you win. That's it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Winning the Purity War-Defeating the Spirit of Lustful thoughts & Masturbation

May God’s glory and guidance be upon us as we declared the victory we have over the stronghold of the spirit of masturbation and sexual addiction that the enemy once had in our lives. 

I am so encouraged by beloved sisters in Christ who humbly admitted to their selves and confessed the sin that they had in the dark. Through this, the strong bondage of spirit of masturbation was finally defeated in their lives. When they asked forgiveness to our Heavenly Father and came to the point of realizing that their fellowship with God needs to be renewed.

A wonderful woman behind this Godly statement made me realized how powerless we are and that we need God’s power to purify our desires:

“My intimacy with God, I want to have an intimacy with God. That simply motivates me to recognize secret sins and completely surrendered them to God”­-An over comer Godly woman.

Another Godly woman from miles away amazed me with her declaration:
“Thanks to God for letting me know that it was a sin...”-A beautiful woman ­delivered from the spirit of lust.

This is just a beginning of our journey of encouraging one another, declaring God’s power that we are powerless, that we need Him and fully depend on Him for us not to give in to temptation and to fall short of His glory. 

Be with me as we shouted, "GO, GO, GO" and be bold telling the world that sex outside the boundary of marriage is a sin against our Creator.

This coming August 18, 2012, Saturday from 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M, all together let us rise up the banner of “Winning the Purity War” as Dr. Jim Cecy will be empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit as he will voice out the topic about:

“A revival of Purity”
“Oneness in Marriage”
“Man’s Abuses”
“Safeguarding my Personal Purity”


5F CCF Auditorium, St. Francis Square, Julia Vargas Ave., corner Bank Drive, Ortigas Center Mandaluyong City
For more details call 772-3035 to 39 and look for Joy/Marie or text 0917-3861798/0908-1940122/0932-4130767

What's HOT meets M&G!

After I attended an afternoon Church service last Sunday at CCF Saint Francis, I hurriedly took the escalator from 3rd down to the 2nd floor of Saint Francis Square and plus a few steps, I landed to the M&G Fashion Axessories boutique owned by the humble and talented entrepreneur, shoe and accessory designer Ms. Joy Devilla.

I became excited when I saw different colors and styles of flat and high-heeled shoes displayed on the rack. I even modeled (though I am not a “pro”) the new set of design and fabulous wedges shoes.

Months ago when I first met M&G foot wear. It captured my attention while I was eyeing unique shoe styles that will suit my taste. “I must say that these shoes were manufactured not just to market for profit, but to give value and comfort to our hard working feet”.  

M&G is a corporate listed Filipino-owned company pioneering in custom-made fashion accessories utilizing indigenous and local craftsmanship.

The heart of their business model has two vital arteries: facilitative entrepreneurship and customer empowerment.
Facilitative entrepreneurship integrates and puts the mark of their network of indigenous and local crafts people’s design, production, distribution and sales into one vital artery.
Recognizing them as part of their life blood, they make sure that each product they produce generates sustainable income, not only for the individual but for the community as a whole.  
Customer empowerment as their other vital artery entails their commitment to provide what the customer’s need and anticipate what they want based on their concerns at a cost lower but definitely at par quality with international brands. 

Hence, if its suits and fits you, it’s M&G.

M&G provides fashionable and comfy shoes for men and women, bags and accessories at a reasonable price. 

Would you like to know more about M&G?  

You may visit their official website at:  or be directed to their 

Face Book Page: 

Should you have any inquiries, please get in touch with Ms. Joy Devilla at  

Monday, July 16, 2012

Voice of truth about Masturbation

I was making a research towards masturbation, why people masturbate, the root cause and its effect in relation to physiological, emotional, moral and spiritual aspects.  But before I started my online research I uttered a prayer to the Lord for protection and to shield my mind while reading a related stuff about this topic. I also sent group messages via mobile phone to my sisters in Christ to pray with me. 

The main purpose of this research is to bring glory to God and blessed His name.

The scopes are to establish the different views of people towards masturbation, their experiences   and the seriousness it brought into their lives and their coping stages.

While doing this, a question suddenly popped out in my mind: Who am I Lord in your eyes? What and where else you want me to be used to blessed your Name?  I played the song entitled “Who Am I” by Casting Crowns. 

I felt that I was afraid, afraid for I am not righteous to please our Father in heaven. But while I was listening to the song and sorting my ideas in my mind, the lyrics loudly said: “Whom shall I fear? Whom shall I fear? Coz I am yours, I am yours”. Praise God that He immediately rebuked the foot hold and the battle that the enemy was trying to put into my mind.

Bear with me as I started my journey with Lord’s guidance in revealing the deepness of this habit and the power of God’s grace to deliver a willing heart from the stronghold of the enemy.

Psalm 18:2 
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Shoes! Straight from His Heart

Straight from the office, I rushed to SM Megamall last night to look for a pair of shoes that will go well with my sensitive feet. Buying shoes was one of the minor yet weeks in the making decision that I did. I need to consider first the budget, and the materials it made from for I have an allergic reaction to any synthetic fabricated foot wear. I uttered to “Tatay Lord” (my very personal way of calling God) to provide me a shoes that are suited to what I need.
As I stepped inside the mall, I already had the gut where to get those pair. I headed to the Department Store and excitedly walked to the shoes section and toured around. I’ve seen pairs of different styles, and colors that were enticingly arranged in the shoe rack. Girls, if you are fascinated with stilettos you may want to grab those 4-inch high heels and put it in your cart.
As for me, I need to stay focused on my buying goals; price must within the budget, and comfortably encased my hard working feet. That’s the time I’ll say its Tatay Lord’s leading.

Sole Mate Assorted Shoes 
 As I turned my back, I saw these girls grabbing their pairs of shoes from a shoe rack and fitting it. I looked closely and saw this offer of Sole Mate “Any 2 for Php. 399.75 ($9.24)” amazingly, not bad plus it conformed to my  goal requirements.  

At first, I was not convinced so I turned to the sales lady to confirm it and nicely asked, “Is the price good for 2 pairs?” and she answered with conviction. “Yes”.

Sole Mate Fashionable Designs
I felt like I heard a bell ring, and the next thing I knew I was looking for a size 8 pairs of shoes. But the second requirement must meet; there must be a “Cinderella moment”.

Glad to know that as of this writing I am enjoying the comfort that my fabric case made shoes are giving to my high valued feet. Thank You Tatay Lord for the guidance, I praise Your Holy Name 

My Comfy, Affordable & Chic Shoes  

                              Song of Solomon 7:1-9

1 How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman's hands.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Master’s Academy Free homeschool Orientation

Last May of this year I was about to attend a Home Schooling Seminar at CCF, but I changed my plan since there was a fee for it. My fiancée, a homeschool student himself and pursuing a degree in Political Science & Government advised me not to hurry things and wait for the best opportunity to come for there are myriads of it.

"My desire of learning more about Homeschooling started after I heard a friend and a sister in Christ sharing her stories of being hands-on to her kids both raising them and educating them at home".

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Medicard: A fresh look after 25 Years

My most awaited night finally came. The main entrance of Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri la Hotel was at its warm mood in embracing guest last May 15, 2012 as MediCard Phils.,Inc celebrated their 25th Anniversary Party. As I looked around, I saw that everyone was at their fabulous outfit and wore excellent smile. The ambience was shouting a loud that something big was ready to unveil.  

Lavish Food
Faces were marked with excitement as the door channeled to the centerfold of attraction opened. I myself was stunned with what I saw in front of me, lavish food, settee that arranged in a classy way and podium that adorned with a concert like manner. 
I was in the midst of feasting on the buffet table until the voice over intro hosts signaled to prepare us for more mouthwatering surprises cooked by MediCard.

The Montoya brothers with faithful clients awardee 
MediCard boosted the ears and eyes appetite of the audience that were composed of people from HMO industries, top caliber brokers, agents, finest personalities from different industries and media through awarding ceremony. 
As the night got deeper, everyone’s spirits were going excited. The Rizal Ballroom was filled and seasoned with the astonishing voices of the group of artist from our local music industry.
Singers from our local Music Industry

MediCard 25th year’s celebration marked with the theme “Building a Healthy Nation”was not possible without the “Saving a P1.00 a day” philosophy started from a dignified man Dr. Nicanor Montoya.  

The Chairman, Dr. Nicanor Montoya  

Pursuing a mission of providing quality comprehensive healthcare services to many Filipinos, at a cost they could afford.

Night’s crème of the top was served as they launched the MediCard new and refreshed corporate logo.  "It symbolizes its rebirth after 25years of being pioneering HMO in the Philippines. As part of a corporate strategy that stresses the company's brand promise of giving the best healthcare available".

MediCard New & Refreshed Logo
MediCard aims to instill peace of mind and fulfillment, which are characteristics represented in the logo by the purple hue. Blue, which has been MediCard’s official color, represents trust, reliability, and calmness. The four Rx symbols that rotate clockwise form a single icon to convey the message to MediCard clients that they can avail of affordable medical services round the clock through its partner doctors and medical institutions. The new logo also uses typefaces that make the brand look modern and refreshing. 

"The new logo also embodies MediCard’s corporate culture. “We place an extremely strong emphasis on doing business the right way for both our customers and our employees. That means caring for them and treating them more as partners, being responsive, and anticipating their needs,” Dr. Montoya said."

Photo Credits from:
Josephine Arce 
Ms. Kate Cruz, Medicard Philippines, Inc.
Medicard Philippines, Inc. Official Facebool Page