August 26, 2012

Caritas Manila Continues Relief Efforts for Flood Victims


For almost a week now, Caritas Manila continues with its relief efforts for the thousands of victims of flooding in Metro Manila.

Caritas Manila’s Damayan, the relief assistance and emergency program of the Church as of August 15, 2012 has provided relief assistance to 20, 444 families in the parishes under the Archdiocese of Manila and Dioceses of Caloocan,Cubao, Pasig, Antipolo, and Malolos.


Caritas Manila so far has raised Php 2,892,635 In-Cash donations and Php. 534,618 In-Kind donations from individuals, organizations and parishes for the flood victims.

Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon will still continue to experience intermittent rains according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
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For Donations in kind, please call Caritas Manila at telephone numbers 5620020 up to 25 local 22 to 24.(please see attached list)

For Cash Donations, you may deposit to:

Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.
Peso Bank Savings Account:
BPI  S/A 3063-5357-01
BDO S/A 5600-45905
Metrobank S/A 175-3-17506954-3
UnionBank C/A 00-030-001227-5

Dollar Savings Account:
Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.
BPI Dollar Account: 003064-0033-55
PNB Dollar Account: 252-703687-1

For questions and comments please feel free to contact our Mr. Joseph G. Navarro, PR, Communication and Events Officer at numbers 5620020 loc. 13 or 0916-396-9123

August 23, 2012

The Coffee Passport: Another Krispy Kreme Birthday Treat Brewing Your Way

For a world-famous doughnut and coffee brand that’s all about the gift of sharing, Krispy Kreme furthers its 75th birthday blowout with another treat in store for everyone.

Starting August 17, Krispy Kreme will be providing perks for those who delight in its Signature Coffee and wide variety of espresso-based drinks crafted just the way they like it—whether rich and bold, topped with thick foamed milk, or drizzled with syrup—as the Coffee Passport makes a comeback.
 
The Coffee Passport, granted to each Krispy Kreme aficionado upon purchase of a medium or large cup of Signature Coffee or espresso, gives everyone a chance to get free treats from Krispy Kreme.

All a customer has to do is to collect stamps to fill it: one cup of Signature Coffee or espresso for one stamp, and a Brew Box or a Brew Box Jr. for two.

The completion of three stamps will get a customer a free half dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts. Six stamps will equate to a free Krispy Kreme birthday mug, while a box of a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts will be given in exchange of a dozen stamps.
 

These passports will be available in Krispy Kreme stores nationwide until September 30. On the other hand, stamps will be given until October 14, while redemption of the free items will extend until December 14—letting everyone revel in this one-of-a-kind goodness brought by the brand’s delightful treats until the end of its birthday year.

As it spreads joy in the most thrilling way possible, Krispy Kreme is definitely on the move to etch its flavors in the palates of many. And now, with the Coffee Passport, every trip to a Krispy Kreme store is once again made more exciting—adding delight to the brand’s one-of-a-kind offerings.
 

Serving world-class doughnuts and coffee since 1937, Krispy Kreme made its way to the hearts of Filipinos when it opened its first branch in the country back in 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in 33 different locations nationwide, with hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Festival Supermall Alabang, Bonifacio High Street and Cebu IT Park . You can also visit other outlets at Trinoma, Eastwood, Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 4, Jaka Building, RCBC Plaza, Paseo Center, and Valero Street. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting KrispyKreme.com.ph or by liking Chloe at facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH.

August 20, 2012

Suzuki First Aid for Motorcycles Submerged in Flood

Suzuki mechanics are ready to assist you with your submerged motorcycle units with these helpful tips:

With the ignition switch turned “off”, remove spark plug and kick-start to remove water inside combustion chamber.

Then, clean the Suzuki Motorcycle Unit with clear running water (pressurized water spray recommended). If seawater flood, immediately wash and lubricate with anti-rust. 

Drain the oil by removing drain plug and engine oil cap.

Apply compressed air into oil filler hole to push out remaining oil and water inside crankcase.  Replace oil and oil filter with Suzuki Genuine Oil and Suzuki Genuine Oil Filter.

To ensure the good running condition of your motorcycle, have your unit checked and serviced by an accredited mechanic from your dealership.

Clean and dry wiring harness and check all connectors for possible dirt/mud residue. Inspect all electrical parts (CDI, IGNITION COIL, IGNITION SWITCH, ALL RELAY, ALL BULB AND SOCKET, SPEEDOMETER PANEL ASSEMBLY, AND BATTERY).

Remove the air box and carburetor assembly. Clean air box assembly and replace with new air filter. Have the carburetor assembly over-hauled and make sure to clean all jets, air passage and gasoline passage.

Drain all gasoline from the fuel tank and check if contaminated with water.

Clean and lubricate throttle grip, throttle cable, clutch cable, brake cables and starter cable. Clean also the front and rear brake system and re-grease all wheel bearing. Remove and hang muffler to dry.


Remember, pressurized washing might take out the existing grease in most parts; see to it that new grease will be applied in the steering stem and other parts that require it.

Some of the items above, you can do yourself, but for the most part, the experts are on hand to serve your needs and get you back on the road. Please have your Suzuki unit checked and serviced by an accredited Suzuki mechanic from any Suzuki 3s shop or Suzuki Moto Center nearest you. For complete listing, please visit www.suzuki.com.ph or call Suzuki Customer Care Hotline at 902-1001

And keep in mind to properly dispose of used oil, fuel, and filter. Those floods serve to remind us of the urgent need to save our environment.

August 17, 2012

Gloc-9 Special MKNM Show at the Eastwood Central Plaza

Rapper Gloc-9 broke sales records when he launched his newest album Mga Kwento Ng Makata (MKNM) in three different malls. The success of the string of shows fanned out requests for him to do another show, and with the overwhelming support Gloc-9 and his album MKNM are enjoying, this gifted rapper is more than willing to oblige.
 

This August 17, 7 P.M..,  Gloc-9 will be having a special MKNM show at the Eastwood Central Plaza featuring Ebe Dancel, Denise Barbacena, Q-York, Mike Swift, Silent Sanctuary, among others.

Fans who will purchase the CD at the venue will have free limited edition MKNM lanyards and poster, on a first come, first served basis.

MKNM, upon its release, immediately topped the albums and singles chart of downloading site, www.mymusicstore.com.ph.

Gloc-9 adds that he is ultimately satisfied with MKNM, which includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry – Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, among others.


Gloc-9 admits being super proud of the album’s single Sirena, which talks about the story of a responsible gay man. The song also features Ebe Dancel.

“I think this is the first time that a song about a gay man is presented in a first person’s point of view,” explains Gloc-9. “I worked very hard on this song for it not to be offending to anyone.”

The music video of Sirena also boasts of Boy Abunda’s participation.

The rapper also adds that MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records, where he joins its elite roster of artists like Gary Valenciano, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sam Concepcion, among others.

“I am very thankful that Universal welcomed me into their stable,” concludes Gloc-9. “I am looking forward to doing more projects with my new label.”

Download "SIRENA" Here:http://mymusicstore.com.ph/music/gloc-9/453669/Sirena.html

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MKNM (Mga Kwento ng Makata) Tracklist:

1. Balak ni Syke
2. Apatnapungbara feat. Ian Tayao
3. Silup feat. Denise Barbacena
4. Alalay ng hari feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga
5. Sirena feat. Ebe Dancel
6. Hindi mo nadinig feat. Jay Durias
7. Sino (interlude)
8. Salarin feat. Bamboo Manalac
9. Inday feat. Cathy Go
10. Bakit hindi feat. Billy Crawford
11. Malakas (interlude)
12. Pison feat. Chito Miranda
13. Thankful feat. Maychelle Baay of Moonstar88 & Bambu

Bonus Tracks
14. Hari ng tondo feat. Denise Barbacena
15. Kung tama Siya feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kissjane

August 4, 2012

Interior Zone of SM City North EDSA SALE!

Interior Zone of SM City North EDSA is on SALE from July 27-August 12.  Interior Zone is located at that the homewares and furniture section of the mall.

Every weekend of August, there will be a scheduled seminar and talks at the Interior Zone, featuring young and professional interior designers. I'll email back after I get the full details of the FREE seminars.

PHILTOA Launches the Country's Largest Tourism Expo

If you've ever thought about taking a vacation and exploring the Philippines, now would be the best time to turn that idea into a reality.

It doesn't matter if you want a quiet retreat or a thrilling adventure; whether you're planning your honeymoon or just going out with friends, there is no shortage of options in the upcoming 23rd Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) this coming August 10 to 12 at the SMX convention Center in Pasay City.

Now bigger than ever, the Philippine Travel Mart (PTM)—the longest-running travel trade show in the country—is set to showcase the Philippines in the upcoming Sale ng Bayan. Featuring heritage and eco-adventure tours from all over the Philippines, the 23rd PTM is the result of various familiarization and exploration trips that bring new tour products into the market every year.


The annual event is organized by the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), in cooperation with the Department of Tourism. With almost 250 exhibitors presenting their tour products through colorful pavilions and booths, the Sale ng Bayan will also launch “Philippine Island Fun Caravan Getaways”—joint group tours that cover various locations from all over the Philippines. These 4-day to 8-day tours pool local, balikbayan, and foreign tourists together to avail of special packages that would have otherwise cost a lot of money if done individually. Featured tours include the Batanes-Cagayan Northern-scape, Cordilleras Cultural Weekend Warrior Caravan, Central Visayas Backdoor tour, and the Tuna-T'Boli trail, among others.

“It has always been our goal to outdo ourselves every year,” says PHILTOA President Cesar Cruz, who is also the chairman of the upcoming PTM. “Innovation is key. We've been working closely with tour operators and government agencies alike to offer newer, better products yearly.”

Like most trade shows, the PTM will still feature classic destinations such as Bohol, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. Also not to be missed are the individual tour packages that have anywhere from 70 to 80% discounted prices, such as “Kulinarya” (Binondo food trip for as low as P648), “Health and Wellness” (Tagaytay Wellness trip for as low as P2900), “Festivals” (Panagbenga trip for as low as P5500), and many more. Aside from the endless array of tour products in the country's biggest gathering of tour operators, the PTM will also provide informative seminars for students dubbed as Byahe-info. Also scheduled is an Eco Chorale Competition, a Folk Dance Competition, and even a Tourism Quiz Bee—ensuring educational activities for everyone in attendance.

It's more fun in the Philippines!


The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit organization of tour operators and allied members actively involved in the advocacy of responsible tourism. The membership includes travel agencies, hotel, resorts, transportation companies, handicraft stores, and other tourism-oriented establishments and associations. For more information on the 23rd Philippine Travel Mart, visit www.philtoa.org.

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