The Marketplace is now open in Iloilo

The Marketplace, a premium grocery, opened its second branch last November 28 at Plazuela Dos, Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, continues to offer Iloilo shoppers access to all the freshest and finest products.

The Marketplace has transformed the ordinary grocery experience into one pf premium grocery and lifestyle shopping, with a unique and extensive selection of local and international products that include exclusive brands like Waitrose from the UK and Casino from France, and the best deals and in-store promotions. The opening of the second Marketplace in Iloilo marks the chain's latest effort in bringing sophisticated shopping to more Filipino families, bringing more variety as well as great convenience and comfort in its surroundings.

"We are delighted to bring a second The Marketplace store to Iloilo so more Ilonggos can enjoy a different, upscale grocery experience," says The Marketplace Vice President for Non Food Merchandising, Mr. Kerwin Legarde. "Our wide array of fresh picks and quality items from all over the world, along with impeccable customer service in a thoughtfully designed space make sure your shopping enjoyment is taken to a whole new level."

Perfect for those with carefully-cultivated palate, The Marketplace invites you to discover the world's best gourmet brands, high quality fresh products, and freshly cooked meals daily. Experience and enjoy shopping like you've never enjoyed it before! 

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Marketplace by Rustan's store locations:

San Antonio Plaza • Rockwell Power Plant Mall • Central Square Bonifacio High Street • Connecticut San Juan • Eastwood City • Shangri-la Plaza • Paseo de Roces •  Santolan Town Plaza • Three Central • Westborough • Leonard Woods • Festive Walk Mall • Plazuela Dos • The Met Live Mall • Glorietta • Greenbelt 1 • Paseo de Magallanes • Alphaland Makati Place • Paseo Center • Century City Mall 

North Area: Gateway Mall • Katipunan • Tomas Morato • P. Guevarra • Corinthian Hills • Village Center Antipolo • The Grove by Rockwell • Ayala Malls the 30th

South Area: Ayala Alabang Village • Evia Lifestyle Center • Uptown Mall BGC

Cebu: Oakridge Business Park • Ayala Center • Arenas Estate

CDO: Ayala Centrio Mall

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card Discounts and Rewards

Most of us know Pag-IBIG as a savings program where we can save a percentage of our  and apply for a loan—personal, housing, car, education, etc. Let me just give you a short information that can be a good help for everyone.

Pag-IBIG member can borrow from your Pag-IBIG fund which has a big difference from borrowing in banks. Pag-IBIG fund is all about sustainability or profitability and the 5.3% will remain for as long as Pag-IBIG fund will not borrow from the market. Interest rates for your loans are much lower, so now is the right time to apply for a housing loan.

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card
As Pag-IBIG Fund member everyone is entitled to get a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card. The program provides its members an additional platform for savings through discounts and reward/peso points on purchases and services from partner-merchants. For only ₱100 you can you get to enjoy big discounts and rewards.

How to apply for a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card
  1. Fill out a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card application form (downloadable from or get one from the nearest Pag-IBIG Fund branch). Make sure that you have a Pag-IBIG Fund Membership ID (MID) number.
  2. Submit the duly accomplished form at the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card enrollment kiosk in any branch.
  3. Validate your information as shown in the computer monitor.
  4. Have your picture taken and fingerprints scanned, then sign on the digital tablet.

There will be more partners to come! By the second quarter of 2019, application for the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card will be open to all its members. For updates and inquiries, visit, like and follow


Mr., Mrs. & Lady Clear Launch by AMC Star Marketing Services Inc.

Star Marketing Services Inc., headed by Ms. Anna Sepnio, AMC President,  launched Mr., Mrs., & Lady Clear Personal Hygiene and Home care product line last December 5 at Sulo Riviera Hotel. The proudly Filipino product were showcased together with their respective brand ambassadors. 

These products are safe to use and affordable. Each product is reliable to use for home and personal care that will suite everyone's budget and expectations. All these products will soon be available in local supermarkets and convenience stores.

Mr. Clear Products:
  • Mr Clear Anti-Perspirant - provides 2-hour protection from sweat and body odor and effectively whitens underarm.
  • Mr. Clear Body Mist - long lasting and refreshing with a passionate romance that helps keep unwanted body odor. Contains fragrance casaba and sweet freesia fragrance.
  • Mr. Clear Pomade - nourishes scalp hair. Provides medium hold with great shine and hair grower active formula enhanced with soothing babassu oil, penetrates quickly with no greasy after feel. Coconut oil gives a high shine and medium versatile hold. Together, these super emollient oils help hydrate and fortify hair over time.
Mr. Clear Brand Ambassadors:
  • Mark Kevin Baloaloa (Mr. International Philippines 2018)
  • John Paul Ocat (Man of the World Philippines 2018)
  • Casius Panopio (Misters of Filipinas, 1st Runner-Up)
  • Federico Palejon (Misters of Filipinas 2nd Runner Up)
  • Ruben Anthony Timbol (Misters of Filipinas 2nd Runner Up)

Mrs. Clear Products: 
Made for moms who keep their homes safe. These products also provide them with the best care they can give to their family.

  • Mrs. Clear Toilet Bowl Cleaner - an eco-friendly product that provides a fresh fragrance. It gives you cleaner and better-looking household surface especially on toilet bowl, tiles and many more.
  • Mrs. Clear Dishwashing Liquid - serves as a moisturizer, with natural scent of calamansi, contains anti-bacterial agent to effectively remove bad smell, cleans dirt, grease and oil.
  • Mrs. Clear Disinfectant - it serves as a protection from harmful viruses, it also removes 99% of dirt, bacteria, mildew, mold, and anything unsanitary on most household surface.
  • Mrs. Clear Fabric Conditioner - gives a natural scent of sunshine pink made with special formula that lasts throughout the day. Provides comfort. moisture, and volume to our clothes. It also prevents stiffness that makes our clothes gentler to touch.
  • Mrs. Clear Detergent Powder - easily removes dirt and provide freshness that lasts throughout the day. It also serves as a moisturizer, while enjoying a bubbly and aromatic scent upon washing your clothes.
  • Mrs. Clear Liquid Detergent - can easily dissolve from water, effectively clean clothes and eliminates odor.
Mrs. Clear Brand Ambassador: Kim Gonzaga (Miss Philippines Earth Makati 2016)

Lady Clear Products are for women on the go who, these products help them get thru their busy schedule keeping the clean and fresh although out their busy day.
  • Lady Clear Feminine Wash - cleans and maintain the natural balance of every lady's intimate part. Effective for absorbing moisture and helps prevent from odor and irritation.
  • Lady Clear Insect Repellant - has a powerful knockdown formula that helps prevent bugs and insects from home, plus it provides fast killing power,
  • Lady Clear Body Mist - has a long lasting and refreshing body mists with a passionate romance that helps keep unwanted body odor. Contains cassaba and sweet  freesia fragrance, in orange, strawberry and apple scents.
  • Lady Clear Hand Sanitizer - provides anti-bacterial agent that helps kill 99% bacteria. Also serves as moisturizer, easy to use and dries quickly after rubbing.
  • Lady Clear Hair Spa Treatment Shampoo - provides smooth and shiny hair. Makes curly hair less frizzy, easier to style and straighter hair in appearance.
  • Lady Clear Shower Gel - has a natural sweet aroma, it gives you better and fashionable bath experience. 
  • Lady Clear Body Lotion - provides you flawless and natural skin. It prevents dryness and oiliness, and moisturizes your skin.
Lady Clear Brand Ambassadors:
  • Smantha Mae Bernardo (Binibining Pilipinas 2018 2nd Runner Up)
  • Shanice Eva Bailon (Supermodel International Philippines 2016)
For those who also want to become distributor partners who are willing to join AMC in providing Safe, Affordable and Reliable products, they are now open for application.

To get more updates and information, like and follow
or contact: AMC Star Marketing Services Inc. at 728 1804 and 0915 754 4351.
Head office: 4/F Alpha Square, A. Bonifacio St., Cainta, Rizal.

My Fiery Style Estancia Experience

I was introduced to Mexican food when I was in my teenage years and since then I became a big fan especially the nachos. Luckily, I was invited for the soft opening of Fiery Style last December 8 in Capitol Commons, Estancia Ayala Mall. At a first glance, I know that this is the place for me. 

Fiery Style is a Southwest cuisine, Latin American and Mexican cuisine. They have the best nachos in town. The steaks they serve are from the U.S. They never stop to develop creativity in food and service. They will be offering their new selection of Southwestern cuisine towards the end of the year and I'm sure that many followers of the restaurant are looking forward to try. 

The place is really fantastic! Guests are welcome with good acoustic music that I really love! Fiery Style is known for their nachos and so we will not let the night pass without trying—the best nachos in town. 

Fiery Nachos
Your choice of corn chips or potato chips, topped with cheese sauce, guacamole, tomato salsa, jalapeƱos and sour cream & choices of grilled jalapeno lime chicken, Mexican chili beef, BBQ pulled pork or Barbequed beef brisket. This is a fantastic starter that can be paired with drinks of your choice. 
Lord of the Wings
I recommend this to everyone who loves chicken! 3 different flavors that will satisfy one's choice of taste. 24 chicken wings, 8 of each, topped with following flavours:
  • Hot Hot Hot Sauce & JalapeƱos
  • Nacho Cheese Sauce & Bacon
  • Texan-Style BBQ

Galleon of Bones
A galleon of Barbeque beef ribs, chicken wings and meaty pork hammers, with your choice of Southwest chips, fiery rice, coleslaw, & Texan Style barbeque sauce. 

Southwest Burgers
Served with Cajun Fries or Southwest Chips Choices of Buns toppings (black or white sesame)
Southwest Churros
For dessert, I chose this classic churros recipe with a twist! Served with vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
Classic Paloma
Grapefruit & lime with Tequila shaken to perfection and served in glass with salted rim.
This cocktail is for those who want a not so strong drink that can be ordered bottomless.
The night won't be complete without the good acoustic music.

Opening of the sixth branch in Capitol Commons, Estancia ayala Mall, Pasig City. Other braches are Mall of Asia, Resorts World Manila, Festival Mall, Forbes Town, and Evia Lifestyle Center. The next branch they're opening is in Southwoods on December 20, 2018, and soon will be opening in Okada and Uptown Mall. They're planning to reach 15 branches by 2019.

Fiery Style garnered three awards this year as the Best Mexican Restaurant, and I must say it's one of the best. Aside from the good food and good music, I like the Mexican homey ambiance that will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed while you dine & drink. for the restaurant staff, they're all accommodating with our requests and patient with all our inquiries.

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Celebrate Taco day every Tuesday starting December 11, 2018.

Zuuki: Your New Online Shopping Buddy

I've been selling and buying online for quite a long time now and it's always the convenience that I like about it. Of course, I also look into how credible the company is and if they're offering for purchases are authentic and service is fast. 

Zuuki, the new online marketplace for products and services is a product of 2City Technologies Inc. (2CT), a business solution company. In Zuuki, your can buy and sell with confidence. They make sure that ll products sold are authentic, no fake or imitation.


  • Cash-On-Delivery (COD)
  • More payment options
  • Immediate Support
  • Secure
  • FREE registration
  • FAST uploading of products
  • EASY way to sell and earn money
3 Easy Steps to join:
  • Sign up
  • Create your store
  • Start selling

The goal of Zuuki is to build an online marketplace for products and services and offer propriety, omnicommerce and solutions. For online seller like me, this is one of the best offers that I've seen that offers live chat with customer service that I usually use for inquiries, which is also good for buyers that needs solution with their queries right away.

With Zuuki, sellers are provided with better tools to manage their business, including CRM, inventory, cross-platform integration, e-wallet, marketing, logistics and payment system. Zuuki has partnered with established companies like Xpost for their fulfillment needs and Dragonpay as payment facility. For buyers, seamless and hassle-free buying experience.

To be part of Zuuki, sign up at For updates, visit and like

Vista Residences Project Launch

Vista Residences Project launch was held last November 22 at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City. A Bohemian inspired theme and concert for everyone that made the night more fun in the house. Showcasing different projects in Manila, Baguio, and Cebu to cater one's expectations for a comfortable lifestyle.

Vista Residences is the condominium development arm of Vista Land. Since its launch in 2003, it has become a formidable player in the fast-growing vertical development sector of the real estate industry. Vista Residences continues to address the rising demand for condominium living with over 50 mid and high-rise towers across the country’s most progressive business districts.

Vista Residences takes pride in building for the nation's future leaders. This is by truly understanding the journey of students and the pressure and difficulties that come with it. We believe they deserve nothing but the best so we have been very dedicated in creating better living options for them – the birth of the University Series Projects.

Our Story showcases the launch of five university projects that were renamed to create a more academic, student-centered vibe of the projects.

Vista Recto will now be ORWELL HEIGHTS, named from the English novelist George Orwell who was popularly known on his works about awareness on social injustice, literary criticisms, and support on social equality.

Vista Plumeria will now be PLUMERIA HEIGHTS, named after the flower that once grew and bloomed profusely in Manila, more popularly known by its local name kalachuchi.

Vista Heights 2 will now be named as TENNYSON HEIGHTS from the British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson who became known when he was appointed as Poet Laureate during the era of Queen Victoria.

Vista Laong Laan will now be BRADBURY HEIGHTS named after the American author and screenwriter Ray Bradbury.

Vista Katipunan 3 will now be named HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS from the American novelist, dark romantic and short storywriter, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Vista Residences is also proud to launch two Prime Properties in this event. Firstly, the Suarez Residences Cebu is the first development of Vista Residences in the Queen City of the South. Designed to create the ideal human habitat by responding to life’s necessities, Suarez Residences Cebu is master planned to redefine condominium living – a shopping center, hotel and residential hub in one tower; a perfect investment for those who are working or studying in uptown Cebu.

Lastly, Encore South Triangle – is a 32 storey development that will stand along Eugenio Lopez Drive; a short distance away from ABSCBN, and GMA, Trinoma, SM North EDSA, Miriam College, Ateneo de Manila and UP Diliman.

Pilipinas Shell's Newly Upgraded Malampaya Exhibit at The Mind Museum

Going out on a date with my daughter is a precious moment for the both of us. Visit to The Mind Museum is our first time together and this excites us! Its going to be fun, educational and memorable—well, every time we spent time together is always memorable and we both treasure each day we spent it together. Since my daughter, Rain, is a homeschooler, visit to the Pilipinas Shell's Malampaya Exhibit on its opening day last December 8 was a big advantage for her.

For me, the visit to the Malampaya exhibit gains us both new knowledge that I myself doesn't even remember if the journey of natural gas was taught to us in a fun way when I was in grade school and high school. Here at the exhibit together with all the visitors, we will all rediscover what power really means in the Philippines—the fun and interactive way! Let's go!

For a start, we were treated to an experimental walkthrough to understand more deeply the journey of natural gas. Watch how gas is formed, extracted, and distributed from start to end before it powers up to 40% of homes in Luzon.

Kids and kids-at-heart can play and gain more knowledge at the newly-installed fun, interactive wall. 
See the journey of natural gas unfold in the augmented reality feature.

Get to know what Phase 3 of the Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project is all about and learn some trivia on what makes it extra special as an engineering feat in the country. The redesigned exhibit will take up an expanded space of the "How Things Work"wing, located at the second level of the Mind Museum.
For a more fruitful learning experience, download the free Journey to Malampaya app available in Google Play and iOS Store.
The Malampaya Exhibit first opened to the public in March 2012. Its goal is to inform museum visitors of the process of gathering, transforming, and distributing natural gas, which is a less pollutive alternative resource to coal and oil. The project  showcases the engineering feat conducted in the Malampaya project in Palawan to extract the 2.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the area.

Experience the best interactive and fun way to learn about the Malampaya Exhibit by visiting The Mind Museum. Know more about the innovative engineering feat that powers a good portion of the nation, and discover more about how human ingenuity harnesses natural gas to fuel our daily lives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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