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Unilab is Tried and Tested

For over 60 years, Unilab has been the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands in the country. On top of that, they have beauty products like facial wash, face powder, toner, hand and body lotion, lip balm, and body scrub.
From research to quality compliance, marketing to distribution, from products to people—everything that Unilab invests in is to ensure each customer’s well-being throughout his health journey. Husay at malasakit is an expression of what Unilab stands for, of who it is at its very core. A well known fact is that there are more than 1,000 Unilab products for your family’s needs and these products are meticulously checked by 3,000 experts

From a small corner drugstore, Unilab has grown to become the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the country.

Today, many of Unilab’s products continue to be trusted by Filipino families. Some of Unilab’s popular over-the-counter brands are Ceelin, Enervon, Biogesic, Alaxan, Solmux, Neozep, Bioflu, Revicon Forte, Dolfenal and Myra E. Some of Unilab’s top prescription brands are Vidastat (simvastatin), Lifezar (Losartan K), Combizar (Losartan K + HCTZ), Zegen (Cefuroxime), Levox (Levofloxacin).

These are some of the Unilab products that I actually use:

I really love  Myra products that make up the Myra Holistic Skin Care line which includes Myra Vita Quench Hand and Body Lotion for longer lasting moisturizing effect and Myra Vitawhite Whitening Face Lotion for visibly fairer skin.

Biogesic, Alaxan and Neozep – these have always been my best (and dependable) friends. These are just a few of my highly trusted medicines from Unilab which I grew up relying on. You will always see these pills inside my in my medicine cabinet.

I swear by BioFlu!!! This medicine is used for the relief of clogged nose, runny nose, postnasal drip, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, headache, body aches, and fever associated with flu, common cold, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and other minor respiratory tract infections. They also help decongest sinus openings and passages.


Celeteque has been with us for years. Providing solutions and advance treatment for our skin, face and lips. And I’m happy that Celeteque will not stop in helping our skin gets that special treatment that will help us to have radiant and nourished skin.

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Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village

Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences Summer Promo Packages

Picar Development launches its Summer Promo Packages for those who want to own their dream home located in its two prime developments, Ara Vista Village in General Trias, Cavite, and AMA Tower Residences.Own your dream home now in Ara Vista Village and get appliances like one (1) home theater showcase that includes a 32” TV and DVD player, one (1) 8 cu. ft. refrigerator, and one (1) horse-power air-conditioning unit for free. The promo is open to all buyers of Ara Vista Village Ready for Occupancy (RFO) units and runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016.


All you have to do is move in to receive the free appliances and enjoy the other rewards of owning a house in Ara Vista Village. Aside from pioneering the concept of a Telepolis or a Wi-Fi enabled township, Ara Vista Village provides other first-class amenities like a fully-equipped clubhouse, theme park, and its very own AMA Medical school that’s soon to rise within the village.

To qualify for this promo, the buyer should complete the requirements: fully signed reservation agreement, paid reservation agreement, and 1st downpayment, all basic documentary requirements, and move-in requirements.

This promo is non-transferable and non-convertible to cash and is valid in conjunction with existing discounts such as spot payments, outright payments and the like.

On the other hand, the Rainy Season Promo for AMA Tower Residences enables buyers to enjoy big savings of up to Php 100,000 on their downpayment. Enjoy the huge savings and relish the idea of owning a unit at AMA Tower Residences, a 34-storey small office-home office condominium development along EDSA Ortigas. This promo runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016.You can save Php 20,000 on a studio unit, Php 40,000 on a 1BR unit, Php 60,000 on a 2BR unit, Php 80,000 on a Loft unit, and Php 100,000 on a Bi-level unit.


The discount shall be deducted from the buyer’s list price (LP) and shall be applied to the down payment (DP) making the buyer’s initial cash outlays lower and affordable.

The discount applies to the buyer’s account upon completion of the following requirements: a fully signed reservation agreement, paid reservation fee and 1st downpayment, and all basic documentary requirements. This promo is valid in conjunction with existing discounts such as spot payments, outright payments and the like.

To learn more about Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences, visit www.aravista.com and www.amatower.com or call +632.833.3443 / +632.552.2825.

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Preparing Your Child For School


As the new school year makes its presence felt with all the back-to-school promos in the malls, most parents busy themselves with making sure that everything their children need for the academic year is covered – from notebooks to school shoes.

However when the mad rush to be ready for school finally subsides and parents look at their children, what do they really see — excitement or more of nervousness? 

Change can be stressful for people, especially for children who may mirror the nervousness and excitement of their parents as they take a big step towards personal growth.

As such, parents having a clear and positive disposition can help children embrace their new experience with much openness and joy. As a result, more learning can be absorbed by children. Parents have the power to prepare their children better by identifying possible leverage actions. 

The identification of leverage points, or understanding that small actions can produce big, desirable results, is one of the habits of a systems thinker.

Systems Thinking, which is now being practiced by multi-national companies and in many schools in the United States, is loosely defined as a way of thinking that sees the bigger picture and how the parts of a system interact with each other, making an individual more critical and grounded on how change happens and what possible responses can be done to yield positive results. Given adequate training and exposure to this way of thinking, an individual increases his chance at personal success by not being easily overwhelmed by change.Systems Thinking is one of the newer 21st century-apt approaches to education, which has a diverse range of sources – one of which is Peter Senge, an American systems scientist who is also a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States and the founder of Society for Organizational Learning.


In the Philippines, Benedictine International School (BIS) which is located in Quezon City has pioneered in incorporating systems thinking in the Philippine education curriculum. Apart from being known to have a family atmosphere, BIS has been practicing Systems Thinking and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for several years now and has been happily assisting parents in helping children become more adaptive to changes. 

Having a systems thinking mindset, parents can help children be ready for school by doing the following three things: 
1. Create a Goal together 

It is important for children to find value in what they do. Oftentimes, children ask “Why do I have to do it?” And the answer may not be obvious to them as they are to us, parents. Having a clearer view of the bigger picture, we should be able to gently guide them towards understanding what lies ahead of them and aligning our dreams for them with that of what is meaningful for them at the moment. Goals may not necessarily be immediately big, but must always work towards and accomplishment of a bigger objective. Breaking down big tasks and manage expectations so that your child may actually feel empowered being able to achieve personal success one day at a time. 
2. Establish study habits at home

To establish study habits at home is an exemplification of another systems thinking principle which states that structures generate behavior. Taking this to heart, it is important to provide structures that will help prepare children for the rigors of school work and sustain the gains that their experience may bring. Sit down with your child and have a clear picture of how a school day may go and come up with a schedule that reflects the life balance that you want for him/her.
3. Foster an environment that allows open communication to happen 

By actually sitting down with their children and helping them identify feelings about school – both excitement and concerns – parents may actually be in a better position to correct false assumptions about school life. In an honest, open, and trusting communication, parents would be able to assure a child that support will always be there and hopefully, they find courage in exploring the world responsibly. Let your child feel that he can share his feelings without being judged and allow him to surface his assumptions, identifying which ones are limiting beliefs and which ones are actually good for him.


Seriously get involved in your child’s education by knowing new approaches like Systems Thinking. Call Benedictine International School at +632.951.8960 / 951.7154 / 951.7454 and learn more about how you can help your child be successful in all avenues of life. You may also visit the school website at www.benedictine.edu.ph or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BISphilippines.

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A showcase of beauty for a cause at Pontefino Hotel & Residences

 MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2016. Resort Wear Competition & Swimsuit Fashion Show 


It was a hot sizzling night as 46 candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth paraded in beach wear for the Swimsuit Fashion Show and Resort Wear Competition at Pontefino Hotel & Residences, Batangas City.
For five years now, the hotel has served as the venue for the pageant’s resort wear competition. Within the township of Pontefino Estate, it’s stylish architectural design and stunning outdoor poolside was a picturesque backdrop for the competition. The poolside, which features a 25-meter swimming pool and children’s wading pool, was transformed into a runway for the beauties who donned the resort wear of their choice. Aside from showcasing their sense of style, the candidates shared their environmental advocacies to the panel of judges, media and guests.Winning the gold award for the resort wear competition was Rachelle Quiñonez of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro. Following close behind was silver medal winner Bellatrix Tan of Zamboanga City, while gaining bronze medal was Nina Sherra Tagalog of Palo, Leyte. Special awards such as the Miss Pontefino Hotel and Miss Pontefino Residences were given to Krissandra Marie Abel of Lobo, Batangas, and Imelda Schweighart, respectively. Awards were presented by Pontefino Estates Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Fely Ramos and Chief Finance Officer Edgardo Tantoco.


After the evening spectacle, everyone headed to the hotel rooms for a good night’s rest. Each room at Pontefino Hotel & Residences is well appointed and spacious, with complete amenities for a busy traveler. Guests get a stunning view of the hotel’s poolside and the San Francisco inspired townhomes of Pontefino Residences from their rooms- relaxing evening visuals and charming images to wake up to come morning.True to their pledge of being environmental warriors, Miss Philippines Earth candidates headed out for the scheduled tree planting activity despite heavy rain the following morning. Candidates and event representatives and partners participated in planting mangroves along the Calumpang riverside for the Calumpang River Rehabilitation Project, a continuing eco project of the Batangas City ENRO, headed by Oliver Gonzales and supported by the Miss Earth Philippines Organization, in cooperation with Pontefino Estates.“Pontefino Estates take an active role in the community through its constant support to the Miss Philippines Earth Organization and other environmental advocacies of the local government. We strive hard to contribute efficiently to the overall well-being of the community. We are very happy to work hand in hand with the local government and other organizations, such as the Metro Batangas Business Club and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in launching projects for the protection of the environment,” said Ramos.


About Calumpang River Rehabilitation Project

Calumpang River is one of the most important natural resources in Batangas City which encompasses neighboring municipalities of Ibaan, Taysan and Rosario. The Batangas City Government have been taking an active role in its rehabilitation to convert its polluted state into a productive resource for agriculture, irrigation and livestock. Contact the Batangas City Government directly to support and participate in this worthy cause. 

About PonteFino Hotel & Residences:

PonteFino Hotel & Residences has been presenting the Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth Resort Wear Competitions for about five (5) years now, in support of environmental and ecological efforts to better the community. PonteFino Hotel & Residences has been the preferred choice for accommodation and event requirements of business and leisure minded clients for over a decade. PonteFino Hotel & Residences is part of the growing community built within PonteFino Estates. To get the latest news and offers, follow PonteFino Hotel & Residences on Facebook and Instagram @HotelPonteFino.

About PonteFino Estates:

PonteFino Estates is a premier large-scale township developer focused on bridging life and leisure for families and investors. PonteFino Estates continues to build a holistic lifestyle within its community with security, connectivity and modern conveniences at its forefront. To inquire about the variety of available properties for sale or lease, visit www.pontefinoresidences.com.

 

For further details regarding PonteFino Hotel & Residences and PonteFino Estates and its advocacies:

PONTEFINO HOTEL & RESIDENCES

PonteFino Estates, Gov. Antonio Carpio Road, Gulod Labac, Batangas City Philippines

(043) 723-3466 | (0917) 5054214

Email: reservations@pontefinohotel.com

www.pontefinohotel.com | www.pontefinoresidences.com

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Music and Travel

Music and travel go hand in hand – all the best people love both. It’s amazing how a specific tune can take you back to a place in time and awaken all the senses you felt at that particular place in time. Popular travel tunes often include something by Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Men at Work with Down Under – anyone who’s been to Oz will have great memories of that particular one – and a bit of Toto with Africa. Whatever your top travel tune is, chances are some of the best moments of your gap year will be tied up in music and all those memories will come flooding back in years to come when you’re old and grey and listening to music perched on your hoverboard with fab plugins

Across the world there are bar crawls and party tours with music at their heart. Join one of these in a new, or familiar, destination and you’ll meet new people and see a place from a different perspective.

There are the big parties like the Full Moon Party in Thailand and the raves on Goa Beach that will always be popular with gappers. Then there are the small impromptu celebrations that just happen and are just as memorable and all the more unique. Enjoy and revel in both!

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Win 3 Days and 2 Nights Stay at the Bellevue Bohol

Win 3 Days and 2 Nights Stay at the Bellevue Bohol with Jeunesse Anion Testimonial Promo


Midyear is here and we think it’s an ideal period to tick off another bucket list. So here’s a treat that will enhance your motivation and make you look forward to the next half of 2016: A chance to win three days and two nights stay at The Bellevue Bohol for two, six months of unlimited gym usage and group exercise package at Sante Impact System, and six months supply of Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners with Omizu Beautifying Natural Spring Water!


Get ahead on your next travel with a well-deserved escape you’ve been dreaming about. Simply make a video of yourself maximum of 60 seconds and tell us why Jeunesse Anion is your favorite sanitary napkin and liner. Send your video on or until June 25 to wellgoldinternational@gmail.com with your name, contact number, address, and age. Don’t miss to tell your friends to vote by sharing or liking the video that will be posted on Jeunesse Anion Facebook fan page until June 30. Remember that shares and likes are crucial for your victory since it constitute 50% of the total score with a cut off of until July 1, 12 MN. Contest is open to all Metro Manila women residents 18 years old and above only. Here’s a peak of what’s in store for the winner!


Take a break at the Bellevue Resort Bohol, the idyllic destination both for beach lovers and staycation fans. A secluded and spacious hideaway minus the crowd, its topnotch facilities and gamut of wellness activities make it a favorable year-round vacation home. What’s more, your sunbathing fantasies can be added with recreation activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and speed boating. You can also opt for an hour of running, biking, or be part of the aqua zumba session to intensify your movements and increase the release of happy hormone serotonin. Food choices will equally excite you as the menu abounds with organically grown ingredients freshly picked from the hotel’s very own backyard. Glorious food, super-chic beach ambiance, and a restorative crib for three days and two nights will surely give you a luxurious holiday feel.

As for the fitness plan that you can maximize on your own time, Sante Impact System is providing six months of unlimited gym usage and group exercise package. Conveniently located at the Eton Cyberpod Corinthian, the country’s pioneer fitness-sports rehab facility in one features an Integrated and Comprehensive Training and Rehabilitation Management System, which is considered the highest and most complete approach to fitness encompassing conditioning, injury, nutrition, and rehabilitation. So whether you’re a serious athlete or working out for wellness, breaking a sweat in Sante Impact System’s sophisticated facilities combined with the right technique will help you achieve your personal goals.


From the sun, sweat, to monthly PMS, we know that it does a number of harm for the skin–that’s why we think that a generous supply of Omizu Beautifying Natural Spring Water is a precious gift. An infusion of silica-rich Japanese water technology, Omizu is the ultimate hydrating drink for radiant skin, healthier hair and nails. What’s more, the beneficial PH 8.7 alkalinity is added to the mix to help in fighting off environmental stressors and premature aging.


The gift of beauty, fitness, and pampering are bound to be yours soon. From Jeunesse Anion odor and bacteria reducing benefits to its soft but highly absorbent virgin pulp material, make sure to let us know what you love about the brand through your testimonial video for a chance to win these bunch of prizes. Meanwhile, visit now Jeunesse Anion Facebook fan page and www.jeunesseanion.com for full details of the official contest rules.

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustan’s, Waltermart, Landmark Department store, UP Town Center’s Merkado Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, selected LCC Malls in Bicol, plus other stores nationwide. You can also purchase online with free delivery via www.lazada.com.ph. For more information, log on to www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email: wellgoldinternational@gmail.com or call (02) 4701294.

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Music Is Everything

Music travels all around my body
Now I can say it’s living right through me
Listening to music puts me in a good mood
It makes me want to stand up and start to groove

Music can make me forget all of my pain
It brings out the sun when I can only see the rain
I put on my headphones and play all of my songs
I could listen to it all day long

Music takes me to another place
Higher than the sky and far away from the space
There’s nothing to compare to it in the whole world
It wouldn’t even be better than my favorite girl

Music can teach you many lessons
Like stand up for your rights and all the good reasons
I know there’s people who thinks the same way
Because they know music lives in us everyday on a tablature

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IMMAP launches the country’s first Digital Congress: The Power of X


To celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), the premier organization of digital marketing professionals in the country, will hold the first “IMMAP Digital Congress” or IMMAP DigiCon to encourage practitioners to amp up their skills in the rapidly evolving digital industry. Carrying the theme “The Power of X: Digital Multiplied,” the IMMAP DigiCon fuses together other regular digital marketing conferences such as the Mobile Marketing Summit, Digital Commerce Summit and the IMMAP Summit into one grand event that is expected to draw around 3,000 delegates from various industries across the country.

Participants at the IMMAP DigiCon will gain the opportunity to listen to content provided by powerhouse experts and acknowledged regional and global thought leaders in the field of digital marketing. A total of 100 speakers representing the various sectors of digital marketing’s diverse ecosystem will enlighten delegates on 10 tracks of topics: “Branding and Marketing,” “Content and Distribution,” “Start-Ups,” “The Digital Creative,” “Social and Search,” “eCommerce and Payments,” “The Digital Agency,” “CRM, Data and Analytics,” “Research and Measurement,” and “Media and Ad Networks.”

Included in the speaker lineup for the IMMAP DigiCon are Steve Kalifowitz, Twitter’s Head of Brand Strategy and Advocacy for Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa (APAC-MENA); Sunita Kaur, Spotify’s Managing Director for Asia; Ryan Morales, Head of Consumer Marketing for Google Southeast Asia; Eleanne Hattis, Head of Asia Pacific Sales for Waze; and Sandhia Devanathan, Head for eCommerce, Financial Services for Travel, Southeast Asia, for Facebook eCommerce, among others.


Other highlights of the IMMAP DigiCon will be a Trade Exhibit that will showcase digital commerce and other impressive and innovative technology solutions, and the Boomerang Awards, which celebrates the most effective and creative digital marketing campaigns developed and produced over the last year.

“We have long dreamt of establishing the country’s first digital congress, and now it’s finally happening after months of planning and painstaking work. We would like to thank the IMMAP DigiCon management committee for putting together this milestone event for our association’s 10th anniversary, and we’re looking forward to a successful event,” says Margot Torres, IMMAP President.

 For his part, IMMAP Vice President and DigiCon Director-in-Charge Eduardo Mapa, Jr. said, “The array of speakers gathers the best of the best, the brightest of minds when it comes to digital marketing. We are glad that they are willing to speak during this event to help spread the word on the importance of digital marketing and, eventually, help transform the marketing landscape to make it even more vibrant and dynamic in the 21st Century.”

“What we are preparing for is the establishment of what we call a ‘digital economy.’ It is slowly and surely happening so everyone, whether in the traditional or digital marketing industries, should be able to embrace it and witness it. Our goal in digital marketing is to complement the tenets of marketing and hopefully transform and bring it to a whole new level. The road is tough, acceptance from companies is trickling, but we are moving forward. We hope that our event will help achieve that goal,” explains Donald Lim, co-founder of IMMAP and overall Chairman of the IMMAP DigiCon.

 The first “IMMAP DigiCon, The Power of X: Digital Multiplied,” will be held on October 10-12, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto Street, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City. For more information and other event mechanics, go to www.immap.com.ph or www.powerofx.ph.

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All 100% Pure Fun Travel Destinations Before Summer Ends

It has been drizzling for the past few days and we we are definitely at the end tail of summer but nothing can stop our pure love for travelling with our family and friends. However, sometimes things get in the way of planning like applying for vacation leaves, scheduling flights or bus routes, and most especially, budget. This list would like to help you plan your trip during the remaining summer month with options of doing a day trip, a weekender, or maybe spending some nights in a nice town outside the city bringing along the perfect baon for everyone in the family or your barkada.

The Day Tripper

We understand the struggle of scheduling a trip when some can only take a day off. So why not beat the heat chasing waterfalls in Pagsanjan, Laguna? The Pagsanjan Falls is one of the most popular falls in the Philippines and is very near Manila. With a travelling time of two hours from Manila, you can board a small boat and enjoy watching the bangkeros make their way to the falls, conquering rapids and rocky stream.


While being in awe looking at the majestic falls, serve a quick fix for everyone on the trip with some crackers and a can of Mega Tuna Spanish Style! It is made from 100% tuna so you can make sure that you are getting the benefits from tuna like Omega 3, protein, and B-vitamins.

The Weekender  

Some of us are lucky to have weekends off and there is no doubt that maximizing it during the summer is the best way to spend days off from work or school or dance lessons.

 Pack your bags and head off up north on a Saturday and visit Minalungao National Park in Nueva Ecija. Limestone formations can be seen by foot or on a bamboo raft along the Penaranda River.

If the waves are calling, head to to Zambales and take a siesta in a hammock under hundreds of agoho trees. Enjoy ashen sands of Anawangin and Nagsasa Cove with the barkada for some ultimate camping experience.

 On the way up north, the gang will surely get hungry on the road. Bring out the bread and a can of Mega Tuna Flakes in Oil or Hot and Spicy for the daredevils! Because it comes in an easy-to-open can, you can have a mini picnic inside the van! For family members or friends who are health enthusiasts, they don’t have to worry for they can be sure that they are savoring the true taste of tuna, because all Mega Tuna variants are made from 100% tuna with no extenders, no preservatives, and no MSG, making them 100% delicious.


 

More Days, Mega Fun

 

If your family has some days to spare for your trip, file your leaves and brush up on some history as you walk along the cobblestone street of Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. You can also visit Syquia Mansion where the former President Elpidio Quirino used to live. The mansion’s beauty can be seen through its wood carvings of pageboys and country lasses and its antique furnitures will surely bring back the yesteryears. For the youngsters, a trip to Baluarte would be a great idea. It is a zoo owned by a former governor of Ilocos Sur.

 

After a day filled with lots of historical tours, end the day with an easy but nice dinner with flair. Since Ilocos Sur is one of the few remaining intact Hispanic towns in the country, pass around some tortillas and Mega Tuna Sweet and Spicy! So yummy! With Mega Tuna, you can be sure that only the right ingredients are being used because it does not utilize Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) or commonly known as “extenders”. Hence, you get what is being promised, the delicious taste of true tuna.

Wherever you go this summer, be it a daytrip or a week-long vacation with your family or friends, the most important is that you will have a Mega trip filled with 100% pure love and fun!

 If you’re up for solo travelling, Mega Tuna has come up with 155g Flakes in Oil and Hot and Spicy that is easier to pack and lighter to carry in you travel bag!

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A New Chapter 

I have been waiting since yesterday for the final results of the elections so I could post a final election-related post hoping to congratulate the winners: the duly elected officials and the Filipino people.

I was prepared to accept whoever wins because I believe in the democratic process. All I wanted was to move on from the election circus and start reading more of the positive posts that previously dominated my news feed about the exciting goings-on in my family and friends’ lives.

Instead, the circus still hasn’t left town.
The clowns are still running high . We have always been a bipolar country, I should have expected it.

Anyway…

1. I am happy that around 16 million Filipinos are happy about the results of the presidential battle. Pres-elect Duterte has called for healing. Let’s heed his call, let’s stop the hate, let’s work together, let the discipline begin with ourselves, and let us love our countrymen and country as much as he says he does.

2. Overall, I would take the character assasinations on social media over actual assasinations that previously plagued elections in the past. This has been a relatively peaceful electoral exercise and, although a lot of egos have been shredded by the written word, egos can be rebuilt but not any lives shredded by actual bullets.

3. The election circus has been such a migraine-inducing experience. Again, I will take that over the apathy of the voters in elections past. This year’s elections have shown how much Filipinos have started to become so invested in the choosing of their next leaders. It hasn’t been a fair affair by far with all the mudslinging and all, but I hope this puts the Filipino people on the right path towards becoming a more mature, involved, informed, respectful, and accepting electorate.

4. Now, for some mudslinging of my own. On the vp front, it is no secret that I am not a Marcos supporter. All I can say about this is: why should Robredo suffer for the sins of the past administration when its so easy for some people to forgive Bongbong Marcos for the sins of his Father’s regime? Oh, the double standards.

5. And the Marcoses being cheated in the elections? Oh, the irony.

6. And so what about Plan B? Everyone has to remember that Pres Duterte is a lawyer. He will not allow a legal impeachment if he can help it. He beat out the “yellow machinery” in the election, so he’s good enough to thwart whatever “plans” they have for him. He promised that he will do his best for the country. If you believe that he will do exactly this, then there will be no cause for an impeachment proceeding to be filed against him. Trust your president, you elected him.

7. Thank you for the concessions. Thank you for starting the process of support and unification. I pray that the rest of the Filipino people will now start to follow in your example of humble personal acceptance, as well.

8. Thank you also to the BEIs, teachers, volunteers, poll watchers, police forces, and everyone who put in their hard work to make the elections an orderly, peaceful, and credible endeavor. Thank you for your service.

9. For all the shortcomings of the Aquino administration, we have to accept that there has been a lot of improvement in the economy of our country, the effects and benefits of which, however, have yet to be felt by the masses. Thus, the discontent. Please understand that it takes more than six years for the gradual trickle to become manifest. We have been the sick man of Asia for decades. The job of the new government is to continue boosting this trajectory and make sure the sick man continues to take its maintenance meds, and eventually get better. Nay, Stronger.

All I can hope for after the elections is peace, a renewed respect for one another and the government processes, and acceptance of the changes that we chose to deserve.