January 2017 - The Super Momma

It’s game time as the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska returns to the Philippines. On its 10th year, the Jr. NBA is set to tip off on January 21, Saturday, at the Don Bosco Makati.
Alaska’s partnership with NBA Philippines is in line with Alaska’s commitment to promoting sports and outdoor play in the Philippines.

“The Jr. NBA Program is a great fit with Alaska’s mission to nurture young talents and to promote healthy and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play,” says Wilfred Uytengsu, Alaska Milk Corporation President & CEO.


Based on the 8th National Nutrition Survey in 2013 by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children are overweight.

Given the growing issues on health, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but by living actively through sports and other outdoor activities. Alaska seeks to engage the Filipino consumers, especially the youth, through its sports development programs to help nourish children to become champions.

 “With Alaska as our partner, the Jr. NBA program has reached hundreds of schools and communities nationwide and benefited thousands of children, parents, and coaches through grassroots activities like basketball training camps and school clinics, NBA Cares outreach projects, television programs and online initiatives,” says NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.
This year, thousands of students, parents, and coaches are expected to benefit through the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA activities. The program is composed of four stages: the school and open clinics, the Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and the NBA experience trip.

The schools and open clinics will be held nationwide from January through March. Clinics will be held in Bacolod, Batangas, Cagayan De Oro, Cavite, Cebu, Metro Manila and Subic. Select players from these clinics will get the chance to showcase their talents during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in Cagayan de Oro City on February 11-12, Lucena City on February 25-26, Cebu City on March 11-12, and Makati City on April 1-2.

From the Regional Selection Camps, the top 37 boys and 37 girls will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila. The National Training Camp will have (names of NBA/WNBA talents) in attendance to help train the pool.

In the end of the National Training Camp, eight Jr. NBA and 8 Jr. WNBA aspirants will be selected to comprise this year’s All Stars. They will travel with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia for a unique, overseas NBA experience later in the year.

The Jr. NBA Program is the international youth development program of the NBA. It aims to promote basketball participation, sportsmanship, teamwork and active lifestyle among children. It emphasizes fundamental skills development and the formation of STAR values – Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Positive Attitude, and Respect.

The program is free and open to children ages 5 to 14 years old. It provides children the opportunity to showcase their talent, improve their skills and be trained under Jr. NBA coaches, and participate in friendly matches with high school varsity teams from abroad.

With the success of the Jr. NBA program in the Philippines, Alaska’s mother company FrieslandCampina, extended its partnership to cover 4 countries in Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2014, Alaska launched the Jr. WNBA program to widen the reach of the sport to girls all over the country.

Interested participants and coaches may register online through www.jrnbaphilippines.com. For live updates, follow Alaska PlayPh on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.
The horrifying moments during my pregnancy was being comfortable wearing stylish outfits at the same time. It was really hard during that time especially when I had my first born. There were limited stores that caters to the needs of pregnant women that prefers comfort and style at the same time as well as value for money.

Believe it or not, I only have three staples during my three pregnancies: dress, leggings and shorts with baggy shirts. I couldn't even afford to go to events which requires me to style myself elegantly because of limited resources to maternity clothes. With my three pregnancies, I had only short for my pregnant tummy. I kid you not.

SM MOA Branch

So when I won a GC from our Christmas Thanksgiving party (which was stuck in the courier over the holidays), I immediately run to the nearest branch of Great Kids. First, I was just ecstatic to splurge a bit for myself, because retail therapy is life. Secondly, I want to check out what's in store. Third, I want also to have another option for my little girl's clothes. 



This brand is Filipino owned and has been in the business for quite sometime already. Their fabrics are at par with those with expensive brands. Their designs for the mommies are well thought of. The clothing line is composed of casual and formal attire. I must say they are with the current trend as well when it comes to their designs. 




They also offer mother and daughter matchy outfits. Mommies with little girls like me loves twinning with their daughters. Who wouldn't anyway? I just hope they would come up with more designs in their store.

Little girls clothes are the cutest! They have prettiest designs and wide color selection of fabrics as well. How I wish I could have known this when my daughter was a baby and I would have hoarded clothes for her. 

Price point? I must say that it is just right considering the quality of fabric as well as the cleanliness of the stitches to it. It is definitely recommended brand to all the expectant moms, nursing moms as well as mommies with daughters out there!

Go check out their stores in your nearest branch. To know more, visit them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/greatkidsph/


It has been seven long years that I have been a chore slave momma. I have been serving a family of five and every single minute I spend doing chores is just as precious as what I have to spend with them. Time is gold. 


I have a confession. If there is one thing that I hate doing is washing the dishes. I could stand all day washing clothes but bot dishes. Why? I grew up washing dishes over and over again because of the non stop grease that won't come off with our dishwashing soap. Imagine, I had to use a bar of detergent to wash dishes? Doesn't sound good right?

But when I became a mom, I had to love what I hated. It comes with it. I had to love washing dishes especially that I love preparing meals and cooking for the family. But in this new generation, there are new products that will save your sanity, just like mine. 

What made me love doing chores is the gears and products I use to be able to accomplish them. 

I was sent Bubble Man Dishwashing liquid few weeks ago. I had to try it in all sorts of residue before I could make a review about it. So what are my thoughts?

I just love that it removes residues from all my ceramic pans, my plastic wares, China wares, spoon and forks, and all kitchen utensils. I have tried it also with my stainless stove as well as my kitchen tiles and my stainless sink. What I love about it is with only one drop, I could wash about 4 plates, 4 glasses and 4 sets of spoon and fork in one setting. I use one drop also for cleaning all the kitchen sink as well as cleaning the stove and our table. It removes the residue perfectly without having to redo it and removes the stink because of its scent. But note though that it doesn't leave bothersome smell even after drying the kitchen utensils. It is also non-drying despite having to wash alot of dishes all day everyday of my life. Plus my hands smells good also. The dishwashing soap is free from SODIUM HYDROXIDE and PHOSPHATE that is why it is safe for our skin. 

Why do I use them as all around kitchen product? So that I would know how far it could go when it comes to cleaning. I could also use on product for the entire kitchen instead of buying too much products that will become a clutter later on. Saves me money and a lot of effort plus sanity! The time I save from washing dishes and cleaning the entire kitchen is the time I spend with the demanding kids. 

Who wouldn't love a product such as this? The best part of it is Bubble Man Dishwashing liquid is a local product and is already available at your nearest grocery stores. 

Bubble Man Dishwashing liquid comes in three variants; Kalamansi, Antibac and Lemon. My personal favorite is the Kalamansi. 

Price: P32.50 for 270ml and P65 for 880ml

Availability: It is already available in your nearest grocery stores nationwide.

Bubble Man Dishwashing liquid is a product of Mikewell World of Household Products, Inc. 

Disclaimer: The products were sent to me for review but all my opinions and thoughts in this blogpost is written honestly. 


So the youngest turned a year old already few months ago and thinking how time flies so fast, makes me rekindle the memories rearing my two children. I honestly do not know how I did it being nannyless for 5 years to date. But in those years, I know for a fact that I have learned my lessons really well. These children honed me into the best dragon mommy I am. Kidding aside, they have taught me so much in life I never knew I could. Imagine life with three little monsters in your house being alone for hours and all you do is redundant. Every. Single. Day.



Trying to sort their stuff in my free time, I realized I have bought so much things that aren't actually needed. Yep, those binge shopping for baby stuff is just way beyond control probably because these baby stuff are way too cute to resist. But in those years, I have narrowed down their stuff that I think, I didn't actually need.

Sterilizer. I bought my eldest a sterilizer which costs roughly 8k and never had a chance to use it with my youngest, not a single chance. With my two children, I could say, I probably used them less than a year, the most. It was an impulse buy actually because I was originally shopping for baby clothes for my eldest before I gave birth that time. But then I realized, you really don’t need one most especially if your are exclusively breastfeeding. There was a time I used bottles for him for one week and I just used a pot to sterilize it, it was quite hassle but saves me 8,000 pesos for buying a sterilizer which I really will not use for a longer time.

Crib. Yes, you read it right. Since we are exclusively breastfeeding, it also comes with co-sleeping. These two go hand in hand and of course the crib will no longer be of use. Believe it or not, my youngest did not use the crib of his older siblings even for a day. So it all boils down to realization that I could save my 12,000 (Graco) pesos for not buying that crib and we could actually live without it. We just have to baby proof the entire house and we are all good. 

Walker. These are actually banned in other countries because of the reported cases of harm in children. I believe in the old way of making them walk, if you are familiar with the andador, that was the one I used for my two older children. But because of my fear that my two older kids might strangulate the youngest while using the walker, I didn't let him use it. It was when I saw with my two eyes that children could really walk just by holding on to furnitures. He actually learned how to walk on his own by holding on to the furnitures and onto the walls. It was safer in my opinion rather than having him inside the walker/andador and my older children would just strangulate him and ended up getting hurt. 

Trainer Cup. Since we are exclusively breastfeeding, he didn't experience using trainer bottles. It was only in his first two weeks from the hospital when I had engorgement and breast sore that I let him use bottles. But after the horrific breast soreness, he was back to breast because it was the most convenient thing to do. So when he started solids I usually assist him only drinking in a glass or give him water using spoon. Little did I know and as the days and months passed, he was already holding a glass with both hands! Yes, both hands when he was about 11months old. He could drink water on his own and of course more spilling and playing on the side. It was again a realization that, babies do not really need trainer cups. Also, I always have hard time cleaning it and being an OC mom, it usually takes longer to clean it because of the small holes in it and I do not find it really sanitary to let them use it again.

Stroller. Again, do not hate me on this because we had one with my two children and they use the same but again this time, it was different. My body was the stroller because we are into baby wearing. I must say, this was the best decision ever because I have a happy baby. I can do chores whilst carrying him and lulling him to sleep. And most of all, we do not lug a stroller when we go to the mall. Less hassle.

These are the few things that you can actually strike off your list when buying baby stuff. You just have to plan properly on what options you have most especially when budget is at stake. Let us admit it, baby stuff and gears doesn't come cheap. We could actually use the money in some other important things rather than buying these and be sitting in the house unused and put to waste. Do not hate me though because I, once had these and had that slight regret as to why I bought expensive baby stuff and wasn't able to maximize their use. The only key here is planning. That's it. 

I hope this will serve a your guide. If you have additional ideas you may add in this post, feel free to comment them down. 



Mosquitoes and I have a constant battle in our household. Don’t laugh when I say I have citronellas in every corner of the house just because I am overprotective. Definitely not. I do not like my children to experience the feeling when you caught yourself the Dengue virus because it was one of the worst feeling ever. I couldn’t imagine my children catching the virus because I was too scared as a child let alone now that I am a mom.
These tiny creatures is just everywhere we go no matter how I keep our house free from stagnant water and clean. They just literally bite us and my children and leave marks in their extremities.

One of the many petty things that can ruin a good mood is when mosquitoes invade your place. I mean it’s common but how do you get rid of mosquitoes easy and fast? Well I have used different mosquito killers but it’s always either too strong or too useless. I’m so tired of wasting my money on these insect repellents that do not actually work for me! But good thing there’s a mosquito repellent that my friend recommended! I’ve heard of it before but I haven’t tried it just yet, so when I finally tried it, I was so astonished with its effect! It’s super effective! I also learned a few things about Strike:
Strike Multi-Insect Killer Spray is a safe and effective water-based insecticide that uses deionized water as solvent which makes Strike disperse easily without leaving stains on any surface where it has been used. Unlike other brands that are oil-based and alcohol-based which leave stains, cause harm to human, plants and animals and has very poor killing effect on insects, Strike Multi-Insect Killer Spray has triple fast killing action formula made proven by a clinical study that takes effect within 10 minutes killing 50 mosquitoes compared to other leading brands (A local clinical study shows that Strike Multi-Insect Killer Spray provides a fast insect knockdown – within 10 minutes all 50 mosquitoes under experimental set-up were immobile – mainly because of its triple action formula.)
Aside from that, it has a refreshing orange scent, has very low toxicity, and is definitely eco-friendly which means it does not contain a harmful substance called CFC or Chlorofluorocarbon that is harmful and hazardous to human health, pets, plants and the environment. More importantly its quality can level with other international brands as it was developed in an impeccable technology, but amidst all these, it is affordable and budget friendly compared to other brands.
To keep you away from mosquitoes in different ways possible, we offer you other Strike variants! The Strike Coil Mosquito Repellent is very easy to use and does not give irritation as it smells good. Strike Liquid Mosquito Electric Repellent provides 40-day protection and can cover a 20-meter area. It does not emit smoke and disturbing odors. Strike Mat lasts for 8 hours and can cover a 12-ft area. Lastly, the Strike Patch for kids is made of 100% pure and natural essential oils which lasts for 48 hours. It is 100% DEET free and an easy stick-on patch.
Strike variants can instantly help you get rid of mosquitoes without harming the environment, people, pets, plants and furniture. It is proven effective and very much affordable compared to other mosquito killing brands! Para iwas dengue at Zika, Strike agad!
Like Strike Multi-Insect Killer on Facebook to get more promos and updates. Also, please follow @Strike_PH on Instagram and @StrikePH on Twitter.
Strike Multi-Insect Killer Spray is available at 300ml can for SRP P136.75 and 600ml can for SRP P258.75. Available in all SM Supermarkets and other leading supermarkets nationwide. Strike also comes in other variants like Strike Coil, Strike Mat, Strike Liquid Mosquito Electric Repellent and Strike Patch for kids.




Pollution is inevitable. It is one of the major cause of all diseases that arise from each one of us. It is also a major factor in in destroying our skin because it destroys the outer layer but also causes other respiratory diseases.

What better way we can do to keep our skin healthy? Promote skin health in the ways we can because having healthy skin somehow boosts our confidence. It can also spare us from contacting whatever infection we might get externally.

What you need is to make sure that you get enough sleep because being well-rested means having enough time for the skin to renew and regenerate overnight. It also lessens eye bags, acne chances and dark circles under the eyes.

Drink plenty of water EVERYDAY. When you drink plenty of water you nourish your skin with natural moisturizing properties plus it helps flush out the toxins from your body.

·  Eat healthy and exercise regularly. This does not only make you slimmer and fitter, it also provides amazing skin results because you get enough antioxidants by eating healthy plus you release happy hormones which make up for a stress-free, wrinkle-free face!

·   Moisturize and give your skin extra care by taking skin enhancing supplements that provide a healthier and better skin while providing other health benefits to the body, just like what Vita-E does!

·   Vitamin E helps maintain the skin’s radiance and healthy glow. Aside from that, it also helps in maintaining the functions of blood vessels, brain and nervous system. It strengthens the immune system and promotes good eyesight. Lastly, it helps in preventing cancer, heart disease and stroke.

·  With 400 IU of Vitamin E, ATC Vita-E is perfect for you! It benefits our body greatly and protects the cells from harmful effects of free radicals. Vitamin E—being a good antioxidant, maintains the radiance and glow which makes up for an even healthier skin. No need to worry when you have Vita-E. For a healthier you and a healthier skin. For effortless beauty with ATC Vita-E.

Vita-E is high content 100% Pure 400 IU Vitamin E that is made more effective than other Vitamin E preparation. It is a product of extensive research and development that guarantees top quality and excellent promising health results which makes it absolutely different from other over-the-counter vitamins.

Like Vita-E on Facebook via www.facebook.com/ATCVitaE to get more updates and promos.
Vita-E should be taken daily, before or after every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. 

Available at all Mercury Drug, Watsons and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.


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My family’s DNA is quite rich in all of the diseases which are of high maintenance. It was only when I was in nursing school that I began to appreciate how to take care of myself when I was already able to grasp the importance of health.

Being in a family where Diabetes is quite strong on both sides, I always feel guilty everytime I eat sweets and load myself with too much carbo. I felt that I would pay for it in the long run when my organs no longer function well. *knocks on wood*

It could sound like this is a hard thing to do especially when you are at risk or you come from a family that has diabetes. However, there are ways wherein you can actually succeed in staying away from diabetes and that’s a simple lifestyle change.

Lose extra weight – A healthy weight helps control blood sugar levels.
Control your carbohydrates – Manage your carbs intake daily, this will help keep your blood sugar under control.
Keep exercising – Regular exercise daily cuts down stress and triglyceride levels.
Get enough rest – Getting enough sleep leads to a healthier eating habit with improved blood sugar level.
Be conscious about your blood sugar – When you know where you stand and which level your blood sugar is at, you will know if you just need diet or you have to get checked by a physician already.

And when you are conscious about your blood sugar level, you would want to manage and control it. Good thing there’s a supplement that has ingredients which may help manage your blood sugar levels.


BitterGo is a dietary food supplement that is made from high content of Ampalaya Extract, Banaba Extract, Luyang Dilaw Extract, and Bawang Extract. According to studies these ingredients are popular for its health benefits like managing insulin levels, lowering blood sugar levels, aids in managing diabetes symptoms and stimulating the pancreas, spleen and liver to intensify absorption—these ingredients may be able to deliver aid especially for blood sugar control.

Made more effective than powdered ingredients, it is a product of extensive research and development with top quality from the collaborating group of ATC Healthcare International Corporation, Phil. United Pharmaceutical Corporation (PUPC) and The Bioscience and Technology Business Center together with KanPro Research Incorporated in the University of Kansas.

Like BitterGo on Facebook to get more promos and updates. Also, please follow @BitterGoPH on Instagram and Twitter.

Note that, BitterGo is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

BitterGo is SRP P7.50 per piece, available at all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide!

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