Viva International Pictures and MVP Entertainment present "Show Dogs" in Cinemas today!

This movie directed by Raja Gosnell (The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Never Been Kissed, Home Alone 3) centers on Max, a Rottweiler police dog who has to go undercover for a mission against animal traffickers.  Much to his annoyance, he is partnered with Frank, an accomplished FBI agent who considers this assignment a little bit beneath him.

    With no choice but to work together, Max and Frank set off to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show where Max will act as a contestant.  They must retrieve a stolen baby panda and rescue other animals from illegal animal traders with the help of other canines, such as Sprinkles, Philippe, Karma, Dante, and Daisy.  

    Max is voiced by actor and Grammy Award-winning rap artist Ludacris.  According to producer Deepak Nayar, “We needed somebody who has New York tough accent, so Ludacris is the one we wanted to play the tough dog.”  

    Comedic actor Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Monsters vs. Aliens, The LEGO Movie, LEGO Batman), who plays Frank, is a dog-lover in real life.  He says that he immensely enjoyed working with Que (the Rottweiler playing the role of Max), although he “tends to slobber a lot.”  Arnett elaborates in his interview on SocialNews.XYZ, “Oftentimes between takes, he likes to lean into me and I’ll scratch him and all of a sudden he’ll start to drool, so I have to borrow a rag and his trainer is always wiping his mouth.”

Producer Philip Von Alvensleben calls it “a stroke of luck” that they got Arnett to play Frank, whom he describes as “a classic FBI agent - lots of attitude, (and thinks) he knows everything.” He commends the actor for being “extremely funny and spontaneous and fresh.”  He adds, “He’s someone that we haven’t seen in a role like this too much.  It is enjoyable to see him interact with the dog and the rest of the cast.”

    Animal trainer Mike Alexander reveals that their intention was to do everything they could with the real dogs, so there were times that they had to tweak the script.  “If something (in the script) reads not quite as realistic and there’s something we can do with the dog that’s close to that, then we shoot that.”  
    To condition the dogs to perform, a typical day on set consists of activities such as “a game of ball and a nice walk”.  Alexander continues, “The script is really full of dog action…especially for the Rottweiler. We’ve had several attacking scenes…we have him biting an arm, a leg, and that’s been challenging, but a lot of fun.”

Show Dogs features the voices of Shaquille O’Neal as Karma, Stanley Tucci (Devil Wears Prada) as Philippe, Alan Cumming as Dante, Gabriel Iglesias as Sprinkles, and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks as Daisy, the love interest of Max.  It also stars Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) as Mattie, a dog groomer tasked with assisting Frank and Max to blend into a show dog world.

A movie for the whole family that shows the value of trust and teamwork, Show Dogs promises to be “a tail you won’t forget.”

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Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio together again in "Inday Will Always Love You" on GMA's Primetime

Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio teams up again in "Inday Will Always Love You" in GMA Network's Primetime 

The "kilig" loveteam #DerBie of Kapuso Stars Derrick Monasterio and Barbie Forteza is now reunited via their latest romantic-comedy tv series entitled "Inday Will Always Love You." The happy and jolly character of Inday Happylou Magtibay played by Barbie spreads good vibes to the rest of the show's characters and story.  

Barbie Forteza plays Happylou Magtibay 

A bubbly and optimistic girl, Inday Happylou is a lechon store assistant whose life makes a topsy-turvy turn when she makes a career move away from Manila in search for her father in Cebu.

Sharing her excitement over her upcoming primetime series, Barbie says that ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ is the perfect project for her after the success of her last series ‘Meant to Be’.

“Wala akong maisip na iba pang comeback na show kasi talagang binigyan ito ng effort. Teasers pa lang, kita n’yo na agad yung visuals, yung story relatable talaga. And natutuwa ako kasi kapag nagpo-post ako ng teasers, yung mga Cebuano ang nag-comment kasi andun sila mismo. Sobrang excited sila. Nakakatuwa kasi parang nilibot namin sila sa Cebu,” she shares.

The cast of "Inday Will Always Love You" from (seated from Left to Right) :  Kim Rodriguez, Gladys Reyes, Barbie Forteza, Charisse and Charlotte Hermoso (Lumen Twins in Surf Commercial) , (standing from left to right) : Kimpoy Feliciano,  Juancho Trivino,  Buboy Villar and Derrick Monasterio. 

During the "Inday Will Always Love You," we were able to see some of the tv series' highlights featuring some of Cebu's famous tourist destinations which I find vvery interesting and it's an add-on to the show.  Kudos to the GMA News and Public Affairs, for producing the newest rom-com series. It puts the Queen City of the South in the spotlight as it showcases the unique beauty and rich culture of Cebu making it one of the top destinations for international and local tourism. ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ will also paint the stories of Cebuanos and of the Filipino family as seen through the eyes of the Manileña girl Happylou. 

Derrick Monasterio as Patrick 

 Kapuso heartthrob Derrick Monasterio plays Patrick, a rich Cebuano bachelor. ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ also marks the return to the small screen of the much-loved DerBie love team after their successful team-up in ‘The Half Sisters’.

Juancho Trivino, Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio  

Juancho Trivino plays her good friend Ernest, another Kapuso heartthrob. 

Adding color to Happylou’s journey of love and family drama are some of the country’s veteran actors led by Ricky Davao, Manilyn Reynes, Nova Villa, andTina Paner.

Viewers should also look forward to the characters of Kim Rodriguez and Super Tekla as well as the all-grown up "Lumen Twins" Charisse and Charlotte Hermoso. 

‘Inday Will Always Love You’ also features New Zealand-based Pinoy vlogger and Internet Star Kimpoy Feliciano, as well as character actor Buboy Villar and Fliptop Artists Mzhayt and Price Tagg

At the helm of this upcoming series are directors Monti Parungao and Rember Gelera with head writers Zig Dulay andNathan Arciaga.
Catch ‘Inday Will Always Love You’weekdays beginning May 21 on GMA Telebabad.

Kapuso viewers abroad can also catch ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ on GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide,

Kim Rodriguez plays Ericka,  Happylou's Antagonist 

Gladys Reyes,  plays Amanda 

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LOOK: Vivo V9 stuns in elegant Velvet Red

It's the Vivo V9 Velvet Red 

Calling red as a head-turner is an understatement. No color has the same impact as red. Red represents a myriad of emotions and occasions from both ends of the spectrum. But global smartphone brand Vivo owns the color by highlighting its elegance that transcends trends. 

Vivo has released its flagship smartphone, the V9, in Velvet Red. 

The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red has the same power as its previously released Pearl Black and Gold colors. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera, 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio—only in a more eye-catching finish. 

With its standout color, the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is as good as any glitzy fashion accessory. Pair it up with a monochromatic outfit, the smartphone can add a pop of color to your look. It will also go best with your outfits in green, blue, yellow, orange, and earthy hues. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can wear any color you wish with your Velvet Red in hand.  

Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand. 

“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said. 

The Vivo V9 Velvet Red is also retailed at Php17,990 at authorized shops nationwide. 

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts. 

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The Infinity Cake!

Infinity Cake by Goldilocks 

As Thanos attempts to wreaks havoc on the universe, the earth is in dire needs for protection from its mightiest heroes, The Avengers! 
With everyone on the Avengers team risking their life to save us from harm, Goldilocks, the number one bakeshop aims to celebrate these heroes with the release of their Avengers: Infinity War themed cakes!

Treat your kids (or yourself, we won’t judge) to a superhero celebration like never before with The Avengers: Infinity War themed cakes, a selection of your favorite superheroes as they prepare to combat the Evil Thanos and his army of underlings. 
With the images of notable heroes such as Iron Man, Black Panther, Spiderman, and many more. You will truly feel the power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!  
Support your favorite heroes make your next party Super-awesome and pick up any Avengers: Infinity War themed cake from any Goldilocks branches nationwide. 

For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at

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5 must-haves for a perfect beach trip

With the temperature peaking at around 35 degrees Celsius daily, the warm weather in the Philippines beckons a trip to the nearest beach.

While packing for the road trip, there are some items you need to put in your weekender bag to make the most out of your short respite from the heat.  

Smartphone for selfies

The Vivo V9 Velvet Red has a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display for a better smartphone screen experience. Photo from

Never leave for a trip without your smartphone! Well, that is unless you are trying to get off the grid. Your smartphone can be your ultimate travel buddy that will document your getaways, help you stay on track with its GPS feature, and more. If you are looking for a new smartphone, consider getting a Vivo V9. The latest flagship of the global smartphone brand is a knockout for taking selfies and photos. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera and a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera for capturing your best beach moments.

Water bottle for hydration    

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Lounging under the sun may give you a great tan, but remember to keep hydrated with a bottle of water at hand’s reach. Make sure you ditch the single use of plastic bottles by bringing your own bottle. Klean Kanteen has a wide array of stainless steel water bottles including insulated ones to keep your drinks cold throughout the day.  

Beach blanket for convenience  

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Lying on the beach with a book in hand is one of the best ways to kill time—until you stand up only to spend minutes trying to brush off sand from your skin or your mat! Lagu beach blankets can help you. These blankets repel sand to keep them on the beach. Plus, their unique linen blend is allergen-free with quick-dry properties.

  Swimwear for extreme activities

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Although there are now a lot of shops that offer fashionable swimwear, make sure you stick to those that are made for the rough waves—especially if you are planning to try different beach and water sports like volleyball or surfing. Speedo is a trusted brand by many athletes because of its high-quality swimwear and accessories. With the proper sizing, every Speedo swimwear has a snug fit to keep you focused on the game.

Sunblock for protection

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Your time at the beach can leave a mark—literall. While you can avoid the sunburn by staying indoors, you might miss out on all the fun. Instead, you may opt to wear rash guards and other protective accessories like wide-brimmed hats. You should also make sure you apply sunblock before going out to the beach. Lightweight and water-resistant, the VMV Hypoallergenics’ Armada Sport 70 may be a sound choice. It shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays to prevent sun-related problems.

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Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake open up about their first team up in the film So Connected

Jameson Blake and Janella Salvador in "So Connected" 

Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake agree in saying that their team-up in the upcoming movie, So Connected, is significant for both of them. For one, this is their first time to work together.For his part, Jameson explains that he has always been vocal in his past interviews that Janella is her dream leading lady.

“Before, people would always ask me, ‘If you would work with a leading lady, who would you choose?’ I’m like, ‘Maybe Janella, I think maybe we’d be a good match for a movie.’
“I’m like, ‘Someday baka may movie kami ni Janella. Maybe it would come true.’ I actually dreamt about it,” the Hashtags member recounts.
“I never really expected it would come true,” he enthuses about his granted wish.
The budding actor also points out why So Connected is a huge milestone in his showbiz career: What could be better than finally getting your first big role and be paired with your dream leading lady?

Jameson Blake

“Ito so far ang pinakamalaking role ko as a bida sa mainstream. Kasi nag-indie [movie] ako, so ito mainstream na ito. It’s like a big step in my life.
“It’s really special for me. Kasi I always wanted to work with Janella. and I’m happy it actually came true,” he says with excitement.
Though it is their first team-up, Jameson is happy to hear that the staff and crew of the production team is optimismic that his onscreen partnership with Janella shows a lot of promise.

“They believe that we could actually pull off the movie. It’s a great experience,” he beams.
“They really like the movie,” referring to the production team.
Meanwhile, the team up is a breath of fresh air for Janella. She only has good words for Jameson.

“He’s very nice, actually. I have no problem working with him at all because sobrang light lang ng aura niya, sobrang good vibes lang, and masaya siya to work with,” she commends.
Coming from a solid love team in the previous Regal Entertainment movie, Janella admits that she had to adjust in working with a new leading man in the person of Jameson.
However, she welcomes this change because this will only help her to a better actress.
“Syempre, may adjustment. Medyo after a few projects with the same leading man, di ako sanay na bago, pero it’s always nice to try something new. I think it’s good growth din as an actress,” she articulates.

Janella Salvador 

Janella’s role in the movie is Trisha, a self-supporting young woman, who hopes to help her family.Popularly known for portraying teeny bopper roles, Janella finally gets the chance to portray an out-of-the-box character.“Nag-enjoy ako dito sa role na ‘to kasi nga it’s something different for me, kasi halos lahat ng roles na ginawa ko before maarte o kaya younger.
“Ito, hindi lang mature. Mas jologs talaga yung character ko. Sobrang jologs niya,” she giggles.“And it’s so fun to do it kasi in real life, may makulit side din talaga ako. So nalabas ko sa character na ito.”

Jameson, on the other hand, portrays Karter, a video editor for a web channel who finds himself falling for a complete stranger (Trisha) after he gets a glimpse of her life in videos and photos uploaded in the online world. Just like Janella, Jameson also feels connected to his role. “May mga similarities kami; I’m shy and quiet minsan. I just want to be on the computer a lot. I’m just like him; his attitude and the way how he approaches different kinds of situation. I didn’t have much adjustments to it,” describes the actor.
So Connected, which is produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc. and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana will be showing in cinemas on May 23. 
The film also stars Ruby Rodriguez, Rolando Inocencio, Cherise Castro, Krystal Brimner, Paulo Angeles, VJ Mendoza, Chai Fonacier, Rafael Sudayan and is directed by the highly-respected Jason Paul Laxamana.

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on IG and Regal Cinema channel on Youtube.

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Come and celebrate #NationalSupermomsDay2018 at SM Supermalls

                          Mom and Daughter, Ms. Sandy Andolong and Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 

Mother’s Day is known to be the second most popular holiday for gift-giving following Christmas as people continue to dedicate this occasion to express their love towards their mothers and mother figures worldwide. 

This year, you can make this celebration more special by bringing mom to her favorite SM mall for a fun day of pampering and treats as SM Supermalls delights shoppers with ‘National SuperMoms Day 2018’ on May 13 with fun-filled activities, deals, and finds in 69 malls across the country.

“SM has truly become one-stop destination for families to bond and create special memories together,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing. “We want to make this year’s National SuperMoms Day celebration at SM more memorable with awesome experiences and deals for all the strong, hardworking, and loving moms out there.”

From May 4 to 13, you can take mom on a date and let her indulge in SM’s Treat Feast for Moms dining deals and freebies. If you don’t have a gift for her yet, you can drop by the All for Moms Bazaar for gift ideas that include sweet treats, beauty items, flowers, and greeting cards.

Celebrity Moms Princess Velasxo, Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano, Ms. Jin jon San Agustin, SM Supermalls VP for Marketing, vetran actress Ms. Sandy Andolong and daughter Mariel de Leon, Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 

The season’s must-see happens on May 5, 6 or 12 – the Mom and Me Fashion Show that features twinning moms and their kids in participating SM malls. On Mom’s Day weekend, you can then show how much you appreciate mom by spoiling her with spa treatments with the Wellness Treats for Moms pampering promos.
Aside from onstage events and pampering treats, SM Supermalls also invites all families to celebrate this Mom's Day weekend (May 12 and 13) by playing the nationwide #SuperMoms Code Hunt, which is part of the ongoing #LetsPlayNowAtSM interactive digital experience campaign.
In celebration of #NationalSuperMomsDay2018, SM Supermalls invites all families to celebrate this Mom's Day weekend (May 12 and 13) and play the nationwide #SuperMoms Code Hunt.
Part of the ongoing #LetsPlayNowAtSM interactive digital experience campaign, the SuperMoms Code Hunt game encourage SM shoppers to play by simply opening their favorite QR Code Readers and hunt for #SuperMoms Code stickers that will be scattered around the mall. And just like that, they will have the chance to instantly win Mom’s Day SM gift certificates.
Aside from instant prizes, #SuperMoms Code Hunt participants are qualified to join the Mother’s Month Car Promo that will run from May 12 to May 31, 2018, wherein 1 lucky shopper will win a Suzuki Celerio! Deadline for registration of entries is until May 31, 2018 at 9PM.

The #SuperMoms campaign was launched in 2016 to pay tribute and connect with the silent superheroes of the family. Always putting their families first in everything that they do, these are the Super Mommy shoppers who have been largely part of SM’s story over the years.

Don’t forget to spend time with mom on Mom’s Day and celebrate #NationalSuperMomsDay2018 at SM Supermalls on May 13!

In celebration of #NationalSuperMomsDay2018, SM Supermalls invites all families to celebrate this Mom's Day weekend (May 12 and 13) and play the nationwide #SuperMoms Code Hunt.
Part of the ongoing #LetsPlayNowAtSM interactive digital experience campaign, the SuperMoms Code Hunt game encourage SM shoppers to play by simply opening their favorite QR Code Readers and hunt for #SuperMoms Code stickers that will be scattered around the mall. And just like that, they will have the chance to instantly win Mom’s Day SM gift certificates.
Aside from instant prizes, #SuperMoms Code Hunt participants are qualified to join the Mother’s Month Car Promo that will run from May 12 to May 31, 2018, wherein 1 lucky shopper will win a Suzuki Celerio! Deadline for registration of entries is until May 31, 2018 at 9PM.


1. Promo period is from 10AM to 9PM on May 12 and 31, 2018.

2. Participants should be equipped with any smart phone and any QR Code Reader App:
For Android: QR Scanner
For IOS: QR Reader

3. Participants should have an internet connection from any internet provider. They may also use SM Supermalls' FREE WIFI that is limited to one (1) hour only.

4. #NationalSuperMomsDay posters with QR Code will be installed around the mall through the different participating establishments within the promo period.

5. How to play the in-mall #SuperMoms Code Hunt on May 12 and 13, 2018:
•    Player opens his/her favorite QR Code Reader/Scanner app
•    Player must look around the mall and hunt for #NationalSuperMomsDay posters from 10AM to 9PM.
•    Customer scans the QR code posted on the #NationalSuperMomsDayPoster.
•    After scanning, players will receive in their smart phones either a notice that they have won or "Thank you for joining. Keep on hunting our lucky #SuperMoms Code!"
•    Customer has to show the congratulatory pop-up message to the store front liner of the participating establishment where to avail of the prize.
•    Customers can win P500 and P100 worth of SM Gift Certificates. Winning per customer has no limit provided that reference numbers are unique. Only unique codes will be considered valid.
•    For proper identification, the winner must present the following to claim his/her prize at the participating store.
a.    Winner’s congratulatory pop-up message received after scanning the winning QR code.
b.   2 Valid Government IDs. For kids, parents’ valid IDs will be honored.
•    Claiming of instant prizes is good until July 13, 2018.

6.  How to  join the Mother's Month Car Promo

•    All #SuperMoms Code Hunt participants are qualified to join the Mother’s Month Car Promo that will run from May 12 to May 31, 2018. Simply click on the promo link on the landing page to key in the following details: First Name, Last Name, complete postal address, mobile number and e-mail address.

•    Deadline for registration of entries is until May 31, 2018 at 9PM.

7.  The electronic raffle draw will be held on  June 11, 2018, 4pm at the 12th Floor GMA New Media, GMA Network Inc., EDSA corner Timog St, Diliman, Quezon City to be witnessed by a DTI representative and shall be announced on SM Supermalls social media account:  on June 12, 2018.

8.  One winner will get a brand new car (Suzuki Celerio – GL – CVT Pearl Snow White 2) worth five hundred forty nine thousand pesos (P549,000). Prize is transferrable but not convertible to cash.

9. Tax for prizes exceeding P10,000 shall be shouldered by SM Supermalls.

10. Raffle winner shall be notified through registered mail and phone call and will be given  60 days from receipt of registered notification to claim the prize.  Unclaimed prizes shall be forfeited and disposed according to the discretion of the sponsor with concurrence of DTI.

11. Winners must present 2 valid IDs and the proof of notification when claiming the prize.

 12. Employees of Shopping Center Management Corporation, its affiliates, mall tenants of the SM mall, agencies, service providers, respective officers and their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not qualified to participate in this promotion campaign.


For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your Mom’s Day memories at SM, the use the season’s official hashtag #NationalSuperMomsDay2018.
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Are You Getting the Sleep You Deserve?

When we think about health, sleep is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. Many people perceive it as a necessary part of their general lifestyle, but a few consider it as something that has a direct impact on overall wellness.

The truth is that getting the appropriate amount of sleep has a number of advantages and disadvantages to our general well-being. For example, did you know that getting enough rest can improve your immune system, memory function, and concentration? On the other hand, losing an hour of sleep from the recommended seven to eight hours reduces one’s capability to function well.

A worldwide statistic has identified the Philippines as the fifth country in the world with the worst sleepers. According to the results, the majority of Filipinos only get an average of six hours and 22 minutes of rest. This statistic is proof that sleep deprivation is a national issue, affecting about 50 million Filipinos in total.

Lack of proper sleep can cause circadian rhythm disorders, a condition where the body’s internal body clock is disrupted. Normally, the body regulates itself according to a 24-hour cycle of biological processes. The circadian rhythm acts as our internal alarm clock, telling us when to sleep and when to wake up. A circadian rhythm disorder happens when the internal body clock deviates from its natural cycle due to continuous changes in sleep patterns.

There are many types of this disorder. One is called the delayed sleep condition, which causes an individual to stay alert beyond their normal sleep schedule. Its opposite is the advanced sleep phase disorder which causes people to sleep earlier than their usual schedule. Then there is the shift work disorder which causes irregular sleeping patterns due to a constantly shifting sleep schedule.

Sleep problems is an issue that affects the whole country, including the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The World Association of Sleep Medicine suggests several tips that can help improve sleep quality:

1. Exclusively using your bed for sleeping.
2. Refraining from consuming caffeine six hours before bedtime.
3. Eating a light dinner.
4. Limiting naps to 45 minutes.
5. Creating a comfortable sleeping environment. (keeping the room dark and well-ventilated or using the right mattress).

Establishing a sleep-friendly environment is something that is very important in achieving quality rest. One of the easiest ways to do this is by investing in a quality mattress. Studies have shown that even the slightest discomfort can affect the nature of our sleep, and settling on a mattress that doesn’t meet the needs of an individual can have a direct effect on them.
Thankfully, Uratex Philippines, a pioneer in providing innovative and quality sleeping solutions in the country, has taken it upon itself to focus on providing the public with the right mattresses that can take the quality of sleep to the next level. Now that it is celebrating its 50th year in the industry, the brand is setting its sights on the VisMin region as part of its mission to improve the quality of sleep of Filipinos.

Visayans and Mindanaoans are particularly known to be dedicated to prioritizing quality of life. Teodoro A. Agoncillo one of the pre-eminent Filipino historians of the 20th century once stated that Visayans put focus in investing on the right things if it means they get to enjoy the finer things in life. Mindanaoans, on the other hand, follow the mantra “home is home”, proof that they are willing to prioritize things that can make their lifestyles better.

Given these, doesn’t it make sense to put the effort in prioritizing something as important as sleep? Something as simple as switching to a quality mattress like the ones offered by Uratex can have a big impact on one’s way of living by allowing them to enjoy more things, live a healthier lifestyle, and get the energy to appreciate life in general. And though Filipinos need more education on the importance of sleep, the country is at least treading the right path by celebrating the subject through events like World Sleep Day and meaningful partnerships like the one between The Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine (PSSM) and Uratex Philippines which joined forces to further advance the education of the public about sleep.

Proper understanding and awareness about the importance of sleep still have a long way to go in the Philippines, but with the support of thought leaders and the open mind of the public, we are a few steps closer to getting the sleep we deserve.

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Celebrate Mom at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Mother's Day Special Set Menu at Lung Hin 

Shower the queen of our hearts with all the best things they deserve. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings special treats, only for her.

Create meaningful journeys through an unforgettable staycation. Book a stay on 12 May with rates starting at 7,300 and enjoy benefits such as a buffet breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) kids aged six (6) years old and below. Have lunch or dinner buffet at Cucina during your stay and Mom dines on us when accompanied by two (2) full paying adults. Let her and the family go on a culinary journey, featuring live action stations of different cuisines featuring Japanese, Asian, Indian, and Italian. Enjoy the finest meats at the carving station, and top the experience with selections from the sumptuous dessert station. 

Buffet Carving Station at Cucina 

Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge Cocktail 

Enjoy Cantonese fare with a special set menu at the award-winning Lung Hin, available only for this special day. Featured dishes are Steamed Live Garoupa with Supreme Soy Sauce, Braised Australian Abalone (six heads) with Dong Po Pork in Oyster Sauce, and Wok Fried Fresh Scallops with Squid and Broccoli. Special Longevity Peach Buns are included in the special set.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Moist Cake 

Give her a special cake baked with love with the limited edition dark chocolate raspberry moist cake. This sweet treat has raspberry buttercream and chocolate ganache to savour.

Complete the indulgence with the Pure Bliss package at Flow Spa. Give Mom the relaxing me-time which includes a Salt and Aloe Vera Body Scrub, Aromatherapy Massage, and Algotherm Facial, a 2 hour and 30 minute pampering session for 5,100.

Algotherm Facial at Flow Spa 

To know more about Twice in a Row Five-Star Award Winner, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit Follow the Hotel in Facebook at or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

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Regal Films' Mother's Day Offering... "My 2 Mommies" open this May 9

"My 2 Mommies" stars Paolo Ballesteros, Solenn Heussaff and introducing  Marcus Cabais 

This Mother's Day, Regal Films, Inc. has a different kind of movie offering, not the usual or conventional one but a more modern-type of family set-up. "My 2 Mommies," stars the King of Make-up Transformation, Paolo Ballesteros, the sultry siren Solenn Heussaff together with the Diamond Star .Miss Maricel Soriano and introducing in the movie, the very vibrant and smart Marcus Cabais. The said Mother's Day film was helmed by Eric Quizon, the famed son of The King of Comedy, no other than, the late Dolphy. 

Just recently, we attended the "My 2 Mommies" blogcon held at Mother Lily's Valencia Events Place. It was attended by Paolo, direk Eric and Marcus. The story started when two best of friends, Solenn (Monique)  and Paolo (Manu), had an engaged into one drunken night. Monique was fully aware that her best friend is a gay man, but still confessed her love for him. The unexpected pregnancy of Monique happened. 

Without knowing that he had sired his best friend, Monique re-surfaced after several years with their son, played by Marcus. Manu's hideous life pivoted automatically gathering instant reactions most especially from his aunt, the youngest sister of his mom, Ms. Maricel Soriano. Monique has also returned with a foreign husband, the tech-wizzard, played by Billy Ray Gallion who was once started in an indie film here in the Philippines in the movie, "Nabubulok," and also was one of the cast in the U.S. series, entitled "Lost." 

The cast and director of "My 2 Mommies" during the movie's blogcon 

Paolo Ballesteros

Direk Eric Quizon

Marcus Cabais

After that big reception from Monique, can you imagine the big turn-out of events of their lives most especially of Manu's?!  Thus, the unique story of a modern family set-up has begun. 

The cast describes their movie as timely and relatable. Life in his case, he has a daughter named Keira from his ex-girlfriend and is now studying in an international School in Baguio City. He sees to it that he is always there whenever she needs him and whenever possible.   Paolo and Solenn had worked together in "Eat Bulaga," so this will be their reunion project and their first movie together. 

Direk Eric has all but praises for one of the lead stars,  Paolo, he shares that he could see the greatness of his late father as a comedian, through Paolo. He recalls shooting one particular scene but it took them several takes and each take was uniquely delivered by the actor, very much like "Dolphy."  So there's a lot more reasons that we should watch this Regal Films' Mother's Day offering. It also entails the importance and relevance of the LGBTQ community today.

The film also stars Joem Bascon, Manu's love interest and Dianne Medina, Monique's younger sister. Showing in theaters nationwide, this May 9, 2018, Wednesday... 
See you at the movies!!! 

"My 2 Mommies" cast (left to right): Ms. Maricel Soriano, Paolo Ballesteros, Marcus Cabais and Solenn Heussaff 


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