Grand Halloween Family Fun Day

Kids and the whole family look forward to Halloween year on year because of playful trick-or-treats, creative costumes, and fun activities.

This year, McDonald’s celebrates Halloween bigger as it holds the Grand Halloween Family Fun Day for the second consecutive year in Cebu and for the first time ever in Manila. Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join the Fun Day at J. Center Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu, on October 22, 2016, and at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on October 29, 2016.

The whole family can bond over exciting games and activities such as the Magic Kingdom Show and over their favorite McDonald’s meals during the event

Tickets are available in all McDonald’s restaurants in Metro Manila and in Cebu. Kids who will sign up will get their cape, pumpkin bag, and a hat to complete their overall Halloween look! They will also enjoy their Happy Meal with 1PC Chicken McDo meal.

For more details, visit the McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day event page for Cebu and Manila on Facebook.com/McDo.ph.

Share your and your kids’ eye-catching and spooky costumes and cherished bonding moments by posting them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/McDo.ph, or tagging @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram.


That’so: A breakthrough in beauty


A never-before-seen beauty breakthrough has arrived in the Philippines through That’so, an Italian skincare brand renowned for its “fast beauty” concept.


That’so Philippines co-founders and Filipina-Canadian sisters Queenie Subido and Flecett Aspilla bring in the breakthrough for Filipinos to experience. Their first-ever offering is That’so Pure White, a patented skin-brightening and anti-aging treatment that addresses hard-to-solve woes including discoloration, hyperpigmentation, fines lines and wrinkles.


But what makes the treatment a first in the country? Subido explains that it will be administered by doctors only using the That’so Pure White nano-spray machine filled with the Pure White lotion, which is packed with biomimetic peptides.


She adds, “Biomimetic peptides, which mimics the skin and improves its overall appearance, are sprayed all over the body in nano-particles so that it is absorbed deep down the layers of the skin.”


Moreover, That’so Pure White’s biomimetic peptides are derived from natural ingredients—cinnamon to be exact—making it an all-natural spray lotion. Safe and gentle to all skin types, it is European Health Regulations-Certified and FDA-Approved.


“We promise results. In just two to three sessions, you can easily see the change. But to achieve maximum results, we recommend to get a total of 24 sessions,” shares Aspilla noting that it is best to take home That’so Pure White On the Go Instant Brightening Spray for everyday maintenance.


Aspilla and Subido, who grew up and settled in Canada, both attest to the effectivity of That’so. In fact, they were the first to provide That’so’s whitening services to North America.


Finally, these beautiful businesswomen are introducing That’so Pure White in the Philippines.


“Our objective really is to educate the Filipinos that there are better, safer and healthier alternatives out there for skincare procedures,” Subido relates.


Aspilla echoes, “That is true. Ours is non-invasive and without harmful chemicals because we believe that beauty should be painless.”


Looking forward, the co-founders share, “In the future, we plan to offer other That’so treatments and products so that through them, Filipinos can embrace any skin color that they want.”


That’so Pure White is currently available at Floor D Suite, D2 Medical Plaza at Makati Medical Center, Makati City. It will soon be offered by different cosmetology clinics nationwide.


Johnsons Baby Bedtime Launch

JOHNSON’S® Showcases the Benefits of the First Clinically Proven Bedtime Routine for babies, and Spotlights Bedtime App. Grounded on Science.

 Mothers all around the world share a similar challenge: getting their babies to sleep and stay sleeping. Studies indicate that 20-30 percent of babies experience sleep problems, including difficulty in falling asleep and sleeping through the night. This does not only cause problems for mothers, but also impacts the healthy development of their babies.

Research shows that establishing a routine is one of the most important things parents can do to help their baby sleep better through the night. Recognising this, JOHNSON’S® has launched a clinically proven Bedtime Routine that engages the senses and helps baby fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer in 3 steps:

• Bath: A bedtime routine, including a warm bath with Johnson’s bedtime™ baby bath, helps baby know its time to sleep.
• Massage: A massage, using Johnson’s bedtime™ baby lotion can help baby sleep better. Familiar and pleasant scents can make baby feel happy and relaxed and lead to better well-being by enhancing baby’s mood and emotions.
• Quiet Time: The moments before bed are an opportunity to help baby wind down through quiet time activities, such as reading, singing or listening to music. Complement quiet time with Johnson’s bedtime baby powder to freshen and keep baby feeling comfortable while sleeping.

Complement the Johnson’s® 3-Step Bedtime ™ routine with Johnson’s® bedtime baby oil to warm baby before bath.

Benefits of a Bedtime Routine on Healthy Baby Development

As a pioneer in the science of baby sleep, JOHNSON’S® understands the importance of sleep for happy, healthy baby development. “Sleep is very critical to a baby’s growth and development. That is why we created the first routine clinically proven to lead to better nights for both moms and their babies,” shared Bessie Campillo, JOHNSON’S® Franchise Marketing Manager.

“Every one of our bedtime products is backed by science and enriched with a special blend of gentle and calming aromas designed to enhance the bedtime routine for both baby and mom. We know that babies grow physically, cognitively and emotionally with better sleep and if moms and their babies don’t sleep well, then their interaction with each other is not optimal, which also has its own effects,” she added.

“Research shows that sleep rhythms begin to develop at around 6 weeks, and most babies are developmentally capable of regular sleep-wake cycles by 3 to 6 months. As your baby begins to understand the difference between night and day, it’s the perfect time to help improve his sleep routine,” shared Dr. Agnes Tirona- Remulla, a specialist in ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, subspecializing in Sleep Medicine and Surgery.

“Proper sleep also impacts the immune system and is critical in weight regulation, promotes cognitive development by building memory and supports learning, and helps improve social skills, among many other benefts Dr. Remulla added.

“JOHNSON’S® has always been focused on maximizing daily moments for both parents and their babies, to stimulate baby’s senses and provide parents an opportunity to nurture baby’s ability to learn, think, love and grow,” shares Mrs. Campillo. “A nightly ritual is notonly an ideal opportunity for bonding, but is equally critical to promoting the cognitive, physical and emotional growth of babies,” she adds.

Tonight We Sleep™ App.: Grounded in Science

As part of the nightly routine, JOHNSON’S® has likewise launched the BEDTIME® baby sleep app. – one that has been designed to equip mothers with information on how to ensure longer and better sleep for their baby.

Now available in countries around the world, the App features a proprietary customized sleep profile tool to get research based analysis of baby’s sleeping habits, a lullaby album and ambient sound mixer to make playing lullabies convient, information on the Bedtime Routine and products, and access to JOHNSON’S® sleep experts to answer sleep-related questions.

Moms can follow their baby’s daily sleep habits, including how long she sleeps and when she wakes, and even produces a sleep analysis score that comes with recommendations from JOHNSON’S® sleep experts. Parents can also get advice from our JOHNSON’S® sleep experts on sleep-related topics such as naptime, before bed, and night waking’s and even submit sleep-related queries, and receive personalized advice.

JOHNSON’S® encourages moms and dads to learn how to establish a good nighttime routine early on. To know more about Johnson’s and how you can enhance a baby’s bed time experience, visit www.johnsonsbaby.comhttp://www.johnsonsbaby.com/bedtime.


Trendy tablescapes and baby essentials on Modern Living TV

Time to step-up your dining table setup as new mom Stephanie Zubiri meets interior design consultant Rachelle Wenger who will share ideas on how to add flair to your everyday meals with easy-breezy table setting tips.


Stephanie also explores the wealth of locally found plant species that can cure all sorts of ailments from minor headaches to dengue as she discovers nature’s healing wonders.


Also in this week’s episode, Bianca Gonzalez visits Mothercare, a one-stop shop for mother and baby essentials, to shop for the latest time-saving gadgets specially made for your little one.

Bianca also goes to the Slim’s School of Fashion Exhibit to see the exciting and adventurous sartorial creations by the fresh batch of designers from the most established fashion learning institution in the country.


Every 30-minute episode of Modern Living TV features the latest eye candy in the form of breathtaking living spaces and other elements of modern living.


Don’t miss Modern Living TV’s latest episode! Now on its 6th season, Modern Living TV airs every Saturday on ANC at 6:00 p.m., with replays on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Modern Living TV is the first lifestyle TV show by a news media organization.




Beauty by Carabella

Widely used in Japan & now finally made its way to the Philippine Beauty Industry.  Carabella, from the spanish word for “face” and in italian word for “beautiful” offering filipina women and also for men an effective, reliable, high quality skin care products with an affordable cost. Their vision is to be a company renowned for providing excellent, top-of-the-line Health, and Beauty products through innovative distribution system and marketing that create wealth for our business partners while enhancing beauty all over.

Their mission is to  provide and sell luxury cosmetics and beauty related products and services to customers at affordable prices and to develop top-level Distributors/Dealers of our product lines turning them into world-class business people through our marketing and distribution system in a way that is consistent with beauty, quality, at an affordable price.

All Carabella products except for the best selling Belleieshua Pure Collagen Supplement Drink is made locally here in the Philippines. The company wanted to introduced these products as a consumer friendly with the cost so filipina women do not have to spend more just to achieve that youthful appearance shares Reynaldo Ignes, the President & Director of Golden Rey Marketing – the company behind Carabella. 

Carabella products has 100% pure collagen directly from Japan where the best skin care ingredients come from.

Carabella is offering a diverse line of products focused on skin whitening & anti aging. 
Pure Collagen Soap with kojic
Pure Collagen soap with glutathione  

Pure Collagen Cream to powder

Pure Collagen Placenta Cream

Pure Collagen Day lotion

Pure Collagen perfecting toner

Pure Collagen deo toner


Payoneer expands global footprint with new PH office

Payoneer, a leading online payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, announced today the expansion of its operations in the Asia Pacific region as it formally opens its office in the Philippines.

The New York-based global financial services firm that provides payment solutions to giant entities such as Google, Amazon, Upwork and Airbnb, as well as millions of small businesses throughout the world, is strengthening its presence in a country that is already very familiar with its services. Its local presence in Manila will enable Payoneer to offer even better service to freelancers and creative outsourcing professionals, as well as the growing numbers of SMEs in the IT and BPO industry in the Philippines.

Payoneer has long recognized the rapidly growing outsourcing and export market in the Philippines. According to the World Bank Global Opportunity in Online Outsourcing[1] report released last year, the global online outsourcing industry is set to generate revenues in the range of $15 to $20 billion by 2020. The Philippines, comprising 18.6% of the global online workforce, is listed in the same report as among the top five countries for online outsourcing. Through its cross-border payment platform built for today’s digital age, Payoneer is continuing to empower this market growth.

“Receiving international business payments in a timely and cost-effective manner is oftentimes a big hurdle for small businesses and freelance professionals,” noted Miguel Warren, who was recently named as Payoneer’s Country Manager in the Philippines. “With all the global opportunities in online business, the last thing Filipino freelance professionals, online entrepreneurs and SME BPOs need to worry about is getting paid by their international clients. Payoneer can provide them with fast, flexible and low-cost solutions that will help them scale their global businesses,” he shared.

“At Payoneer, it is our mission to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Philippines to connect with opportunities that will help them grow their global business and achieve their potential,” said Scott Galit, Payoneer CEO. “The freelance and outsourcing market in the Philippines sets a great example to the rest of the world and it is an honor to help their continued expansion by providing a secure, low-cost platform for cross-border payments.”

Payoneer has millions of users from over 200 countries and territories worldwide, providing cross-border payments through marketplaces and directly between buyers and sellers in more than 150 currencies.

To learn more about how Payoneer is empowering Filipino businesses and professionals with its fast, low-cost and flexible cross-border payments platform, visit www.payoneer.com/ph.


Travel And Music

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.

What’s great is that there is always a nearest store to my location

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!


Reliving the History with Zooper Cruise


National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal once said,“Ang taong hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makakarating sa patutunguhan.” (He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.) This adage is a constant reminder for each one of us to look back where we came from, so that we may learn from the lessons of the past.

Our country has a very rich and colorful history and multi-racial culture as told through history books, literary works, various landmarks, and from the stories passed along by our ancestors through the generations. We may ask ourselves, “How much do we know about our history and culture?” A lot. Or maybe not that much? Decades have passed and most of us can only remember so much about our history and culture relying on books and multimedia sources, among others.


One of the most prominent landmark mentioned in Philippine history books is the Pasig River. National hero and novelist Dr. Jose Rizal even mentioned it in his two books Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Due to its geographical location which cuts through several Metro Manila cities, Pasig River became the gateway to the country’s historical, cultural and social life.


Through the years, industrialization has brought so much progress to various sectors of the government and the surrounding nearby communities, thus, Pasig River slowly lost its beauty as more factories were built along or near the banks. But with the recent rehabilitation efforts in place, bit by bit, the Pasig River is starting to gain back its glory.


Now, Zoomanity Group gives us one very good reason to relive and revive our country’s rich and colorful history and culture through the organised tours of the Pasig River aboard the air-conditioned ferries with Zooper Cruise.

So while you are still looking for a good price of musical instruments this tour will be a good alternative.

Zooper Cruise offers all local and foreign tourists a relaxing, fun, enjoyable and educational tour of the Pasig River and the Philippine history. The tour kicks off at the Valenzuela Station in Guadalupe, Makati to Plaza Mexico in Intramuros. The tour offers a glimpse of the famous Malacanang Palace, which is the official residence of the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the classic architectural design of the Philippine Post Office Building, passing through decades-old bridges. Tour participants can indulge in the specially prepared snacks aboard, a souvenir photo and a sumptuous lauriat dinner in a restaurant in the heart of Binondo to cap off the day. All these for only Php1,999.00 per person.

Currently, there are two scheduled tours on the following dates: October 15 and November 11, 2016, from 3pm up to 9pm. The pick-up of all tour participants is at Alveo Place in Ayala Circuit at exactly 2:30 in the afternoon. A shuttle will then take them to Valenzuela Station in JP Rizal.

Remarkably, part of the proceeds of the Zooper Cruise tours will benefit the conservation projects of CSR-Zoomanity Foundation under the Yupangco Group of Companies.

Zooper Cruise offers special packages for schools and companies such as Educational Tour, Company Tour and Events, Anniversaries, Birthdays and other special occasions.

For reservations and tour packages enquiries, please contact Grace Nicolas at 09166299381, or send an email to grace@tagmedia.asia.



With its thrust to continuously bring innovations into its developments, Camella – the flagship brand of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. – unveils its newest home offering: The Manors, vertical villages that offer a perfect blend of comfort and convenience of condo living and the friendly embrace of a caring community.


Strategically located at the heart of Vista Land’s communicity developments, The Manors promises holistic lifestyle to its residents with its unmatched access to commercial areas, innovative business districts, bustling expanse for learning and leisure, and more of life’s necessities.


“We, in Camella, continue to diversify to meet our customers’ varying needs and demands for affordable living spaces in most ideal locations. The Manors answers the needs of families, couples, young professionals and property investors for value-for-money living spaces that are close to business and commercial districts,” explained Mr. Red Rosales, Vista Land’s Chief Marketing Officer.

 Launched during a grand event attended by its top sales force who flew in from all parts of the country, Camella presented The Manors at Vista Alabang, a community of 14 mid-rise vertical villages, that offer affordable 30 sq. m studio units complete with modular kitchen, bathroom and laundry area. Each vertical village is fully-equipped with modern facilities and state-of-the-art amenities such as the Great Hall, Pergola Walk, Summer Reading Nook, swimming pool, children’s playground and play court.


The Manors at Vista Alabang is easily accessible via Daang Hari Road, which leads to more access points: from Daang Hari road to Makati via MCX; from Las Piñas to Alabang-Zapote Road via Marcos Alvarez Road; and from Manila to Coastal Road via Molino Boulevard.


“With its strategic location, The Manors at Vista Alabang is guaranteed to earn great value over the years, making it a solid investment,” added Mr. Rosales.


Apart from Vista Alabang, The Manors will also rise in major cities and municipalities across the country such as Bacolod and Davao.


Camella caters to the affordable to mid-income segment of the property market. It has been recognized in an industry study as the most preferred and trusted housing brand in the Philippines. To date, the group has built more than 300,000 homes and maintains a powerful presence in Mega Manila and 36 other key provincial destinations and 95 cities and municipalities.


For more information about Camella, call their hotline at 226-3552. Keep up with the latest Camella information, news, events and announcements through www.camella.com.ph. Like “Camella Official” on Facebook and follow “@CamellaOfficial” on Twitter and Instagram.


Ruby Anniversary Indulgences at Century Park Hotel

“Ber” months are approaching! It brings endless parties and celebrations. They say age doesn’t matter but at Century Park 

Hotel, it is something we celebrate about.

And in celebration of Century Park Hotel’s successful hospitality business for the past 40 years, it will heat up its ruby anniversary with a host of special treats in its restaurants, beverage outlets and room accommodation. 
Discover a world of international culinary tradition with our daily themed buffet at the Café in the Park for only P 1,430+ per adult, 50% off for children 6 to 10 years old and free for children 5 years old and younger.   

Class up the celebration, bask in the ambiance of the music-filled Atrium Lounge and take advantage of its exclusive promotions. An all-day “Happy Hour” is at stake with a 40% discount offer on all standard drinks. Our special bar chows – tea sandwiches, mini burgers, potato overload, mini pizza platter, seafood platter and cheese platter are best enjoyed with your favorite drink at a very reasonable price.

More treats are in store from Monday to Friday, 4pm to 9pm. Five beers in a bucket are specially-priced at P 400+. Take advantage of our Buy 1, Take 1 promo on cocktail drinks. Indeed, it’s rhythm and booze times two at the Atrium Lounge for the whole month of September.           

Our Anniversary Drink will also be highlighted in all bars. Delight yourself with the refreshingly cool “Ruby Flicker” for only P 240 net per order. Our anniversary wine which is reasonably-priced at P 400+ per bottle will also be available in all hotel-operated food and beverage outlets.

The Deli-Snack provides you with an ample taste of our ruby anniversary offering. From the inviting aroma of freshly-baked breads, mouth-watering choices of cold cuts and sausages to our heavenly anniversary cake – the “Ruby Sparkle”. Century Park is also the proud first home of the Philippine rainbow bagels. This doughnut-shaped, firm- textured roll that comes in three varieties is now available at the Deli-Snack. Whether with cream cheese, choco mousse or peanut butter filling, this P 35 special treat is definitely a perfect take-home surprise.  

“Omedetou” to me and you! Indulge in an irresistible Japanese fare at the Century Tsukiji with our exclusive Ruby anniversary bento for only P 650 net per order. Stir up your meal with steamed pork, prawn and mushroom gyoza. Continue with skewered grilled seafood and red snapper saikyoyaki with rice and miso soup and finish it with a scoop of strawberry ice cream for a satisfying dessert.

Stay, dine and enjoy indulgences and freebies inside the privacy and comfort of your room. Free sparkling champagne for those celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with us. A complimentary anniversary cake will be given to September 40th birthday celebrants and get an anniversary wine on the house, with your minimum single receipt worth P 4,000.

To cap it all, we give you fantastic anniversary room packages ranging from the P 4,440 net per room per night for the classic superior room to the P 5,440 net per room per night for the deluxe room and Park tower suite. Packages include complimentary buffet breakfast for two at the Café in the Park, welcome drinks upon arrival, coffee and tea-making facilities, daily local newspaper, electronic personal in room safe, use of Fitness Center, temperature-controlled swimming pools and Jacuzzi. Promo runs from September 1 to October 15, 2016.  

Enjoy a one of a kind romantic adventure if you are celebrating your wedding anniversary this September. From September 1 to 30, book a junior superior suite and enjoy an unforgettable set dinner for two right in the comfort of your own room for only 

P 8,500 net per room per night. Finish the stay bringing home a souvenir photo after taking pleasure from your memorable wedding anniversary celebration. Package likewise includes above-mentioned amenities but can only be availed for the whole month of September.

Our very own way of sharing with you our celebration of 40 years of welcome service. For more information, email: information@centurypark.com.ph or call (63) (2) 528-8888. The Century Park Hotel is owned and operated by Maranaw Hotels and Resort Corporation.