Good Housekeeping gathered Modern Urban Moms at the first-ever MUMS of Manila

Manila, Philippines - Good Housekeeping Philippines, the leading family and home magazine in the country, in partnership with and Yummy magazine, recently held the newest gathering of Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) on May 28, Saturday, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall, Atrium.

I came with my friend and we're both excited to see everything! We both got our own passports and once signed by all participating concessionaires, we can submit it for the raffle draw. 

MUMS of Manila was a whole-day event where moms who attended were able to SHOP from 30 concessionaires offering the latest products covering beauty and wellness, food, kids, and home. I discovered natural household products, food, great discounts and even Tarot reading is available! It is overwhelming to see a lot of products that could help moms in our daily needs.

LEARN from a series of talks. Elaine Natividad, Beauty and Features Editor of  Good Housekeeping, shared "10 Ways to Style Your Scarf," while Ara Fernando, Lancome PH Ambassador for Make-up conducted a "Basic Brow Masterclass." Editor-in-Chief Tisha talked about organizing homes. Anika Ventura, professional travel and lifestyle writer and editor, talked about "Everyday Fitness." Managing Director Angela Constantino Aquino presented simple exercises at home and Roselle Miranda, Good Housekeeping's Food Editor, demonstrated some no-cook dishes for moms pressed for time. Staff Writer Nicole Sindiong, together with professional teacher and calligraphy artist Paolo Esteron conducted a calligraphy class.

We ENJOYED the games, raffles, prizes, entertainment and booth activities. Free food samples and household products, nail cleaning with hand & foot massage.

I went home with a happy face! Loads of knowledge about good housekeeping, keeping fit and healthy, easy food preparation, art and beauty. Easy tasks that men can do, can also be done and fixed by super moms like us.  It is good for all moms to attend these events, not only to learn, but also to discover something new and beautiful! 

Good Housekeeping MUMS of Manila was presented by: SM Supermalls and Scotch Brite,   with major sponsors: Pioneer Epoxyclay and Baby Company; and minor sponsors: Downy Baby Gentle and Goldilocks.

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Run Proceeds will go to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society

Save the date and get your kids and furry friends to start stretching their muscles for the Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run happening at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on Sunday, May 29 at 6am! The Slime Cup Run promises a race like no other, filled with lots of Nickelodeon’s signature green slime.

“We're thrilled to be organizing the Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run over this school holiday season. We encourage play through sports.And this is a ‘slime-tastic’ opportunity to enable kids, families and their pets to get outdoors and bond over silly, slimy fun – in true Nickelodeon style – this summer!” said Dinna Zaratan, Country Manager, Philippines, Viacom International Media Networks.

The Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run is the ultimate summer activity for the whole family.Everyone, from the little ones to parents, and even dogs can join. Runners can sign up for three categories, namely: the 200m dash for kids aged 7 and below; the 1K race, open to individual runners and dogs and owner tandems; and the 3K run which is open to families, individual runners and runners in pairs.

Nickelodeon gives everyone another awesome way to beat the summer heat with the Slime Cup Run. Following last year’s SupahSummahHapon Hangout, which saw hundreds of kids and kids-at-heart enjoying a four-module obstacle course and limitless slime. For this year, kids and their families will have to dash to get to the slime. There will also be appearances from Bikini Bottom stars, who also happen to be Nickelodeon’s Slime Cup ambassadors this year, SpongeBob and Patrick Star.

The fun factor in the “fun run” is multiplied as runners will not only be running, they would have to hop, skip, and crawl through obstacle courses on their way to get slimed. Loads of ‘laugh-out-loud’ moments are guaranteed as runners will go through the Tire Jog course filled with “booby” traps and the Ninja Run course, where ninjas will appear and try to slow runners down.

The Slime Cup Run may not be a race against time, but it is a guilt-free, slimy fun race. Head on to select Chris Sports branches to pre-register and visit for more details. A registration fee applies for the Slime Cup Run and part of the proceeds will go to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society.

Those who do not wish to run can still experience the glorious green slime in the Slime Hub for free, where various booths and activitiesare run by Nickelodeon’s partners. Nickelodeon’s Slime Cup Run is made possible with the support of event sponsors Barbie, BOOMco, Hapee Kiddie Toothpaste, Jiggels, Magnolia Chocolait, Milkita Lollipops, Plus! Juice Drink, Propan TLC Drops with Zinc, Skechers Kids, and Toy Kingdom; official venue partner SM Mall of Asia; and other partners, Chris Sports, Gatorade, Maynilad and Pet Express.

Pinoy Paydays

Eating more than shopping.
Paying more than buying.

Press Release
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Payday has often been touted as a time of increased spending power for the Filipino worker. But research reveals that payday is more about food than anything else. In an online survey of 345 respondents, Lazada Market Intelligence discovered that 47.4% of workers spend more on food during payday vs. 41% who spend the same.  26% of respondents spend 50% more and 21% claiming to spend up to twice as much for their payday meals.
The payday meal is deeply ingrained in the Filipino psyche with 55% of respondents reporting that they spend their first paycheck on treating their family to a lunch or dinner while 37.5% immediately associate any bonus salary to treating their family to a meal. This tradition is so prevalent that 20% of respondents actually dread family and friends asking for a payday “blowout.”

Where do the rest of one’s earnings go? Bills. Bills. Bills. 74% of respondents immediately think of bills to pay every 15th and 30th. 88% of respondents say that bills (electricity, water, phone, rent, credit card) take up the bulk of their salaries. It doesn't help that 54% of respondents have experienced salary deduction due to lateness or absence, reducing their spending power even further.

It also doesn't help that consumer spending is hampered by existing infrastructure. It's tough to get cash and spend it! 40% of respondents consider long lines at the ATM as the biggest hassle during payday. 24% said that payday traffic bothers them most while 15% mention that mall overcrowding is a deterrent to enjoyable paydays.

Meanwhile, internal Lazada data shows that majority of shoppers are females during the 15th and 30th, with the most number of items sold in the health and beauty category. While getting bills out of the way is the top priority, people still allocate a little extra for the small ticket essentials to look and feel good about themselves.  

And to bring the celebratory feel of payday beyond the payday meal, Lazada is launching its Payday Sale this May 30 to June 2. Customers are expected to be in a shopping frenzy with up to 85% off across a wide assortment of products. Get the best-priced bags, electronic gadgets, accessories, etc. from Lazada’s exciting product category deals and flash sales. A VR Box Virtual Reality 3D Glass for Php 379, a Casio Youth Digital Men’s Stainless Watch for Php 1,099 and an Ace 32” Slim LED TV for Php 5,999 are just some of

In light of more bills and a tougher retail environment, the role of e-commerce now goes beyond just a convenience option - it is emerging as the solution to all limitations Filipinos experience during payday. At Lazada, the marketplace dynamic allows customers to look for best value items without having to go through the ATM lines or the mall crowds. Lazada also offers deferred payment options to give Filipinos more choices on how to manage their hard-earned cash.The must-haves  this season. Also, get a chance to win surprise goodies on the Lazada official Facebook page.

Payday is a time to celebrate! Visit or download the Lazada mobile app for free. 


Mommy Star has always lived up to her name. As a hands-on single parent, the working mom loves to share her mommy stories on Facebook. Through her kwela videos about the most random life hacks and helpful tips and tricks, fans and followers alike have grown fond of Mommy Star’s antics. Mommy Star loves to entertain her daughter during her downtime by singing her heart out and when she dances, it’s like no one’s watching! Mommy Star is truly a show of her own!

Just like Mommy Star, I do love to entertain my kids. I sing and dance with them and it's fun.! I also cook with my kids which is one of the bonding moments with them. I have 5 children and my eldest daughter is a culinary graduate and what she does is prepare merienda or teach her siblings how to cook. I am greatful to see my kids grow close together. They all love cheese, whether it's for merienda or any meal.

I am happy to see a mom like Mommy Star, who is a great inspiration to all parents. I only see her on TV and now I am lucky to have finally met her! There was never a dull moment when she openly talked about her parenthood and how she loves to cook with her daughter. 

"My daughter is a not picky eater but napansin ko na (I noticed that) she does not eat as much when I serve her food that she has eaten many times before," shared Mommy Star.

“There was a time I was just watching TV and I came across the recipe sharing commercial of Eden. Doon ko natuklasan yung Cheesy Tilapia at talagang na-curious ako nang bongga! Eh di ayun, ginawa ko at sobrang nagustuhan ng anak ko. Nakakatuwa talaga kasi madali lang siyang gawin, pero special talaga.” (I discovered the Cheesy Tilapia recipe while watching TV and I got curious. I tried making it and I was so happy that my daughter loved it. I especially like it because while it’s easy to make, it’s also a special recipe.)

Mommy Star was discovered by Eden Cheese through social media. Mommy Star embodies the brand with her fun and cheerful character, love for cooking, and knack for coming up with cheesy delights. 

 "We're happy we found Mommy and hope that she will be an inspiration for other mothers to be their own kitchen superstar. We're very excited about this project and look forward to seeing mommies everywhere share their own Eden Cheese recipes," shared Nikki Paras, Assistant Brand Manager for Eden Cheese Philippines.

A product of Mondelez Philippines, Eden Cheese can turn any ordinary dish into an extraordinary meal --- cheesier and healthier. Whether it's a classic Filipino staple like pritong tilapia or a party must-have like sweet spaghetti, add Eden Cheese and these everyday dishes can become instant hits again.

I am so inspired by Mommy Star that I made my own easy recipe. It's easy!

Charming Lani's Tuna Flakes topped with cheese
1 can of Tuna flakes
1/2 cup Eden cheese, grated
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
salt* (optional)
fried chopped garlic (optional)

1. Heat pan. Pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil and saute onion. Add tuna flakes and a dash of pepper and a pinch of salt. 
2. Transfer on a plate and top with Eden cheese. You may add fried garlic to add a little flavor.
*I use Eden cheese, so I don't add salt anymore.

So mommies, take it from Mommy Star and make meal times extra yummy, extra cheesy, extraordinary for the whole family with Eden Cheese. 

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