Teacher Insights: Blogger’s Christmas Gathering like no other at the FBNxMetrobuzz Get Together

Christmas will be more jolly for us bloggers. Because on its fifth year, the annual Get-Together & Christmas party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN) has become bigger and brighter with more sponsors and partners giving their support to one of the most active blogger group in the country today.

Salu, a popular Filipino restaurant in Quezon City, will be hosting this year’s gathering of bloggers and online influencers on December 12. Another co-main sponsor is SvelT’i, a skin clinic that provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. FBN members anticipate the yearly gathering as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while.


Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers from around the Philippines to interact with other members from different part of the country. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz led by its admin Lariza Garcia, expect the annual event to be even more fun-filled and exciting in the years to come.

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:

An all authentic Filipino restaurant. A journey to more than 7,107 taste bud experience. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saluresto/

SvelT’i Slim, Trim & Glim
Provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. They offer non-invasive body and skin rejuvenation therapies to improve body curvatures and reverse the signs of aging. Website: http://svelti.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/sveltiph | IG: https://www.instagram.com/svelti_ph/

The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Website: https://www.unilab.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/Unilab / IG: https://www.instagram.com/unilab/


Dermcare is one of the Philippines’ leading skin, hair, and wellness centers. Escape from life’s daily stresses, and bask in pure body and soul pampering in their network of branches all over the country. Website: http://www.dermcareprofessional.com | FB: https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare/ | IG: https://instagram.com/dermcarephilippines

JJEMM Service Apartment opened its 2-bedroom apartment last December 2016 to serve the short term stay requirements of travelers (families, balikbayan, couples and group of friends) to Bataan. The apartment is fully furnished and bedrooms are equipped with air conditioner. NOW, no need to worry about booking process and have your stay in the beautiful province of Bataan because JJEMM Service Apartment is now on Airbnb: https://abnb.me/EVmg/353UwdZLJI

Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East. Website: http://tritanventures.com/tritan/ | FB: https://web.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics/

Porky Pit is a new Brand of Diancia Trading Inc, that will engage a business using a best part of lechon “Lechon Belly” in a theme of “Cebu Lechon on the Go” a Lechon in a Shawarma? So Filipino would not just eat Lechon whenever there is gathering but it is now on the go. FB: https://web.facebook.com/PorkyPitOfficial/ | IG: http://www.instagram.com/porkypitofficial

Cebuana Llhuillier is the Philippines’ leading and largest non-bank financial services provider specializing in pawning, remittance, and micro-insurance. Website: https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com | FB: https://web.facebook.com/cebuanalhuillierpawnshop/

PR Partners

Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency uncover creative ways to reach untapped markets – whatever or wherever they may be, using alternative, aggressive yet more cost-effective methods. It also offers niche marketing with different media. Wherever are the right opportunities, Trendspotting is there to catch great results. FB: https://www.facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy/


Mode Devi is the company behind ExperienceTravel.Ph which is a travel & lifestyle magazine for everyone and where you can share your own passions, and the travel, food and lifestyle finds along your journey. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceTravel.Ph/

OCI Group is a full-service agency ready to take on the challenge of the fast changing and demanding world of communications. The goal is to provide clients with strategic communications campaigns that are well integrated with client’s goals, responsive to the needs of client’s public and provide value for every investment entrusted to their team. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocigroupph/

Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. FB: https://www.facebook.com/HavasMediaOrtega

Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations. FB: https://www.facebook.com/PRCinc/

Strategic Works, Inc. works with the possibility of making an idea come to life as they spot the hot buttons that unlock consumers’ hearts and brand success. They do Public Relations, Creative Services, Activations, Events Management, Digital Marketing and Advocacy and Social Marketing. FB: https://www.facebook.com/StratWorks/

Catalytx is a seamless strategic marketing partner to its worthy Clients, committed to helping them build their brands and grow their business. As the name implies, Catalytx is a catalyst for provoking and inspiring change for the better and in becoming the spark that ignites and shapes the world. FB: https://www.facebook.com/Catalytx/

FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR. FB: https://www.facebook.com/fuentesmanilapublicrelations/

LeapOut Digital has the technical knowledge, industry experience and full access to hardworking digital tools required to deliver high- performance digital marketing campaigns for their clients. The Manila and Australia operations give LeapOut Digital the wealth of expertise and the full support necessary to create successful digital marketing programs for their suki. Website: http://leapoutdigital.com//

PRC Inc. is an integrated marketing communications company with PR as its core competency. Our services include brand and corporate PR, mounting of media related events, tactical monitoring and crisis management. FB: https://www.facebook.com/PRCinc/

M2Comms – As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, it’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. FB: https://www.facebook.com/M2.0Social

Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion in helping businesses reach its higher potential and thus amplify the business, and provide business solutions through various marketing strategies. FB: https://www.facebook.com/mplifyph/

Digital Circles is a digital marketing services PH firm specializing in social media consulting & organizing digital campaigns for brands & organizations. FB: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalCircles/


One Proud Momma http://www.oneproudmomma.com/
Hot Fun Stuffs http://www.hotfunstuffs.com
Echusera http://www.echusera.com
Tech and Innovations http://www.techandinnovations.info
Moments Around the Corner http://www.larizagarcia.com
Mom Online Magazine http://www.momonlinemag.info

Teacher Eats: Experience Singapore Cuisine with Prima Taste

Singapore is not touted as the “Food Paradise” for no reason. In fact, eating is considered as one of the most popular pastimes in the country. With its wide array of varied world cuisines that arouse the taste buds, Singapore no wonder lures local and foreign tourists to its abundant food spots.

Being a cosmopolitan country allows Singapore to be highly versatile when it comes to its rich culinary culture. Here, you are bound to enjoy some of its traditional heritage cuisines such as Chinese, Malay, and Indian foods. Among the sought-after cultural dishes are Hainanese Chicken Rice, Fish Ball Noodles, Char Kway Teow from China; Nasi Lemak and Nyonya from Malaysia; and Roti Prata and Curry Puffs from India. 

You also get to experience here exotic Western cuisines such as Italian, French, German, American, among others. With all the top-notch dishes it has to offer, Singapore indeed is the connoisseur of food among all Asian countries.

Unfortunately, not all of us are capable of booking that plane ticket to the Asia’s culinary crossroads. But much thanks to the efforts of Prima Taste Philippines, you can now experience famed ethnic Singapore cuisines right here in the comfort of your home.


Prima Taste is the country’s leading distributor of Singapore’s best ethnic dishes, including Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Mee Siam Goreng Paste, Curry La Mian, and Fish Soup La Mian that come in simple ready-to-cook form. These meal sauce kits and cooking sauces contain premium quality ingredients and condiments that complement authentic taste and flavors to satisfy your cravings.  It also allows its users to bring the creativity and hidden foodie out of them with its multipurpose products designed to create new delicious recipes.

Pursuing its quest of bringing the finest flavors to the Filipinos, the prime mover behind Prima Taste continues to gallivant different places across Asia and the Western World to discover fresh cuisines that he can share with his fellow countrymen.

With Prima Taste’s ever-expanding range of products, the Filipinos are set to truly immerse into the Singapore’s sophisticated culinary culture without having to leave the country. And soon enough, we shall be expecting to reach and experience the taste of more delicacies as Prima Taste continues to bring imported delights into the Philippines from all over the world.


Teacher Beauty Finds: Get your Skin some Lovin’ Care with Glupa Skincare Line

Learning to love your own skin is a woman’s greatest battle. Acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, and other skin imperfections are a normal part of a person’s life. But even decades ago, we were taught to protect and take good care of our skin at all cost. Getting rid of the imperfections doesn’t mean hating your God-given flawed skin; rather, it is one way of showing that you care for your skin enough to create an effort of keeping it healthy.

Age Defying Solutions Philippines (ADSPHIL) founder and CEO Aiza Diuco encourages men and women all over the world to love their skin by taking a little of their time to adopt a skin care routine that would help address all their skin concerns. Cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing are the essential steps a person must perform every day in order to maintain a healthy and radiant complexion. With this simple routine, the body can regenerate the lost compounds needed by the skin, thus revealing a youthful look.

In 2009, Aiza put an end to the search for the perfect beauty products for Filipinos in the market. That same year, Glupa, the brainchild of ADSPHIL, patented its original formula of combined glutathione and papaya, being the first skincare brand to produce products infused with both whitening compounds. These compounds are flagged as two of the most powerful antioxidant agents, which can help prevent and repair damage to the body’s tissue. Moreover, papaya is a natural exfoliant that aids in the removal of the skin’s dead cells.

Initially, Glupa carried out its trademark whitening soap that paved the way for its recognition in the business industry. Aside from its potent whitening power, the soap also contains tiny white complex with Vitamin C and E that help in fading blemishes and acne scars. It also launched its line of body lotions and creams, which promise to further improve one’s complexion while providing concealing effect to hide imperfections in the process.


Not long after, Glupa modified its formula to reach out to a bigger portion of the community. It then released two additional soaps–the Glupa Skin Solutions Plus and the Glupa Skin Solutions for Men. The Skin Solutions Plus has AcneBuster from Japan as well as eight botanical actives developed according to the perfect treatment of acne and oily skin, while the Skin Solutions for Men is infused with tea tree oil that is renowned for its antibacterial and oil control power.


Today, Glupa has once again proved its competency in becoming the leading provider of globally competitive, innovative, and excellent beauty and wellness products. Extending to the public the complete process of standard skincare routine, it recently launched additional products to its ever-expanding line–the Glupa Skin Whitening Toner, Glupa Toner for Men, and Glupa Skin Plus Toner–all promising to eliminate excess oil and minimize the appearance of pores to give you a fresher and more refined look.

For the upcoming year, Glupa is set to launch another line of products which will further address the aging concerns of the Filipinos. With Aiza’s non-ceasing effort to improve the market of Philippine’s beauty industry, Glupa is definitely nearing to succeed in its quest to empower every man and woman out there who is insecure about their physical attributes.

Teacher Beauty Finds: Start Change your Traditional Skincare Regimen with the new USANA Celavive

What makes a beautiful and healthy skin? We usually encountered celebrities and famous personalities with their best look forward in their TV and social media appearance. You will see how flawless and beautiful there are in their Instagram posts and you wondered, how possible for them to take their skin despite of their busy schedule.


Last week, I just had a conversation with some of the well-known celebrities, together with people from the media. As USANA, the world-leading cellular nutrition company, unveils their newest high-performance skincare line, USANA Celavive. They also welcomed new faces of USANA Celavive here in the Philippines: Sam Pinto (Model/Actress), Michelle Barrera (Equestrienne), Misagh Bahadoran (Azkals @Team USANA Pilipinas), and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1989 Sara Jane Paez.


How USANA Celavive Different from Other Skincare Products?

For ordinary Filipinos like us, we are taught how to take care of our skin with these steps: Cleanse, Toner and Moisture. But because of the effect of the environment to our skin, dermatologist usually make us do 10 long steps to make our skin beautiful and healthy throughout the day. However, these kinds of procedures usually cost much money and time to invest in. USANA Celavive is different, because it can innovate and change the way we do skincare, beyond to what traditional skincare regimen we used to have.

They have a complete and simplified skincare line:

  1. Conditioning Make-up Remover
  2. Hydrating Eye Essence
  3. Creamy Foam Cleanser
  4. Replenishing Night Gel
  5. Protective Day Cream
  6. Vitalizing Serum

These products from USANA Celavive features “USANA Incelligence Technology and Cell Signaling Complex” that awaken the cells’ natural ability to activate youth-preserving beauty functions within our own skin, going beyond traditional skincare regimens. This innovation was manufactured in Japan with their state-of-the-art facilities that is well-known for their extremely high manufacturing standards.


Furthermore, InCelligence maximizes the potency and effectiveness of the plant-based ingredients included in the Celavive Cell Signalizing Complex. Celavive skincare goes further and deeper and deeper to moisture skinand help maintain the skin’s natural barrier function by enhancing cell communication.

In other words, USANA Celavive aims to renew the cells so it can easily bring us youthful and fresh skin despite of our stressful environment. Better than just making our skin smooth and beautiful because a good cells can make it happen naturally.

More than just cell rejuvenation, USANA Celavive also help support the fight against visible skin aging. Key ingredients hydrate the skin, which works to counteract visible signs of chronological and lifestyle stress aging – like fine lines and wrinkles. All these things helps maintain the healthy look of our skin.

How Celebrities, Athletes and Beauty Queens Take Care their Skin?


Durin their presslaunch, the newest USANA Celavive Ambassadors shared these skincare secrets that makes their skin youthful and healthy for a long time:

  1. Sleep Well and take Beauty Rest Seriouly
  2. Watch what you eat and products you use to your skin
  3. Seek skin check-up from dermatologist once a month
  4. Stay hydrated and protect your skin under the sun/humid
  5. Follow well and paid attention to your skin regimen


At the end of the day, how you do skincare should not make things complicated nor stress you out. Consider using USANA Celavive and see the difference it can make to your skin, beyond your traditional skincare regimen. USANA Celavive will be available at the first quarter of the year 2018. For more updates about this skincare line, just approach a near USANA distributor, or visit their website www.usana.com or the USANA blog www.whatsupusana.com.


Teacher Insight: Giving is So Much Better at Little Elves Bazaar

Don’t let the stress of the Christmas rush get you stressing this Yuletide season and enjoy your Christmas shopping with your loved ones at Little Elves Bazaar.


Little Elves Bazaar will be opening its doors to all the Christmas shoppers this December 8 to 10 2017 at Valle Verde 5 Basketball Court.

With 110 participating booths, you won’t have to stress where to buy gifts for your friends and family. From food trips with your foodie friends, to finding that novelty item to give to your loved ones you will sure have a great time at the bazaar.


The bazaar is open from 10AM to 9PM so you can have all the time to look for that perfect gift.

Along with the endless finds and food, there will also be activities, games and raffle for the attendees! And a face painting session, little elves photo opportunity and a life sized snow globe awaits the kids and kids at heart!


This event is a place that will fill your Christmas spirit as the season approaches. It will make giving so much easier as the bazaar is just like Santa’s little elves.

For more information you can check out Little Elves’ Facebook page http://facebook.com/littleelvesbazzaar