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25 November 2015

I Run for Integrity: Race Kit Giveaways

Its our lucky day! Sailorstarcacher is now giving away race kits from Integrity Intiative's upcoming fun run entitled "I Run for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution"

Here are the mechanics and reminders:
  • Simply follow all the mechanics from Rafflecopter.
  • Not following the instructions will be automatically disqualified.
  • Using fake accounts will also be disqualified (I presume that all who joined the giveaway will practice the culture of honesty and integrity :)
  • Giveaway ends on December 7, monday and the lucky winner will be announced on Sailorstarcacher's Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.
  • The lucky winner needs to respond in sailorstarcacher's personal message/email within 24 hours for the race kit claiming instructions, or else she'll be choosing another winner.
I Run For Integrity Racekit Giveaway

Don't fret if ever you missed the chance to win a race kit, because you can still avail them for a price of 500 Pesos only. Get it while stocks last. You can directly buy them at the 19th Floor, Philippine AXA Life Centre, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. corner Tindalo Street, Makati City.

For more details checkout this links:

So good luck, and we’ll see you on the race!

8 October 2015

Be Part of the Solution Run for Integrity

About Integrity Initiative

The Integrity Initiative is a multi- sectoral campaign towards the re- establishment of acceptable integrity standards among various sectors of society—business, government, judiciary, academe, youth, civil society, church and media. Led by the private sector, the initiative aims to help in diminishing, if not fully eradicating, the vicious cycle of corruption in the Philippines which has not only exacerbated poverty but has likewise obstructed the development of a competitive business environment that operates on a level playing field.

About I RUN for Integrity

In support of the Integrity Initiative, the "I RUN for Integrity" is envisioned to be a historical running event and a bold move of all sectors calling everyone to make integrity everyone’s business.

With over 12,000 total runners participating in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Integrity Run, another show of force by advocates for integrity will be held this year. The I Run for Integrity will bring together government, business, youth, civil society, academe, church and media in a symbolic gesture aiming to unite the participants towards the common goal of being part of the solution in fighting corruption.


December 12, 2015
Liwasang Ullalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City

3K, 5K, 10K

Regular Rate:
PhP 550/ Individual

Special Rate:
PhP 500
(Student, Gov’t, NGO’s, Academe, Group, Event Partners)

For more information visit
You may also check eccp calendar for addtional information.

 Registration Starts on October 20! 
You may contact 845-1324; 759-6680 or email

28 April 2015

Endless Fun Under the Philippine Sun

Who doesn't love a little fun in the sun? The beach can be a perfect way to spend the day and get some summer moments with your loved ones. Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin. But with beach hair and shorter hemlines comes the dangers that not only instigate the probability of skin cancer, but the aging process as well. Sun exposure is, essentially, subjecting yourself to sun damage – but in the same note, avoiding the outdoors altogether is both impractical and nearly impossible.

Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is the answer to your skin problems this summer. It is formulated with unbeatable UVA and UVB filters to protect your skin in the harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Dermplus sunblock physically blocks and reflects light and it also helps heal skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun. Dermplus Sunblock is available in different SPFs like SPF 24 that is recommended for morena skin and for indoor use, SPF 35 for fair skin and SPF 80 and 130 for extreme outdoor activities. Use Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock and worry no more about the harmful Ultra Violet A (UVA) and Ultra Violet B (UVB) rays. Whether you will spend your summer in Boracay, Cebu, Palawan or in Bohol, never forget your number one sun defense partner. Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is also trusted by Emilio “Chieffy” Caligdong, a professional football player and the former team captain of the National Football Team.

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11 April 2015

PRO EARTH RUN 2015: Run the Race for Mother Earth

Seeing that we are all part of Mother Earth, we must thankfully recognize that she have continuously provided us shelter and nourishment. We should also be aware that through human modernization and capitalism that have affected, exploited, abused and contaminated nature. These have caused great damage, ruin, and disruption of our Mother Earth, hitting us back hard through what we have come to know as the climate change.

It is our duty to create consciousness, to take a decisive action, and to change our system and structures that causes climate change and other dangers to Mother Earth.

In light to these we must acknowledge that every individual or institution has a responsibility to promote awareness through teaching, respect, and oversee the care for nature. This is why the Earth Day Network Philippines is hosting the Pro Earth Run 2015.

Earth Day Network Philippines

Earth Day Network Philippines standing as the voice of Mother Earth has actively engaged the participation of people from various sector: government, corporate, religious and academic institutions to gather together with a common aim of environmental protection, preservation, and promotion. For its second year Earth Day Network Philippines is going to host PRO Earth Run 2015 to inspire people to actively contribute in Protecting, Respecting, Overseeing Earth care by running for a cause, running for Mother Earth.

About PRO Earth Run 

PRO Earth Run 2015 is an advocacy to encourage people to Protect, Respect and Oversee the sensible and sustainable care for Mother Earth. Proceeds from this event will go to the continuing environmental projects. It also promotes healthy living through running so they are hitting two birds with one stone with this event.

Past and Present Program

Below are the following environmental programs that network have created for the care of Mother Earth:

Project/Program Description
Zero Basura Olympics (ZBO) A friendly competition among local government units, companies, and communities to recognize the best practices in implementing RA 9003 on proper solid waste disposal.
Trees4life: Tubong Pinoy Movement A reforestation project with a twist as it goes for the promotion of native and indigenous species of trees.
Agos Ram Pump Philippines A program to install one hundred (100) ram pumps by 2013 that will provide upland communities with accessible and reliable community water system using hydraulic ram pumps.
Earth Day Village Program Started as a Tarp bag Project that eventually gained recognition and earned EDNPI its prestigious Body Shop UK grant. The program aims to turn tarpaulins into reusable products such as bags.
Mini-carbon Olympics (MCO) It aims to create awareness on climate change in identified academic institutions by recognizing outstanding performances in reducing greenhouse gas emission in their campuses.
Watershed Restoration and Forest Conservation A watershed and forest conservation project in Tagkawayan, Quezon.
Re-charge Tacloban A program that intends to bring to Typhoon Yolanda-hit tacloban a fleet of solar-powered electric jeepneys (eJeepneys).

Event Details
DATE 25 April 2015
TIME 4:30 AM
VENUE Mall of Asia Grounds
CATEGORY 3K | 5K | 10K
Registration Details
If you avail of the race kit delivery option, Race Kit delivery will start on April 1 until April 15. If you opt to pick-up your race kit, Race Kit redemption will be on April 17-19, 2015 at designated partner sports stores, to be announced soon.

Partners & Sponsors

Event Updates

For updates visit their website or their fan page

Financial preparedness and financial literacy for low income sectors by MAPFRE Insular Insurance Corporation.

Kabuhayan at Kinabukasan Alay ng MAPFRE sa Pinoy (KaKAMPi) Microinsurance, a program launched by MAPFRE Insular Insurance Corporation as part of their advocacy in helping the low-income sector to be  financially prepared and literate.
Villa Erlinda Town Homes Sarmiento St., Brgy. Novaliches Proper, Q.C - Community Office
Litex Road, Brgy. Commonwealth, Q.C. - Community Office

They had their inauguration of their two community offices last March 29, 2015 at the Villa Erlinda Town Homes Sarmiento St., Brgy. Novaliches Proper, Q.C. and at the 367 Litex Road, Brgy. Commonwealth, Q.C. In these offices our fellow Filipino may benefit from Mapfre Insular’s Microinsurance products and learn more information about the basics of protecting their family from financial stress.

In this program, policyholders will have the opportunity to be free from financial burden of coping with cost associated with the unexpected death in the family. It also aims to ensure that Filipino low income earners to be prepared in any of life’s unanticipated financial difficulties.

This program is a collaboration of various stakeholders, which include the Quezon City local government through its Sikap Buhay Entrepreneur and Cooperative Office, and German Development Cooperation (GIZ), and The Insular Life Assurance Company Ltd., Inc.

For more information about KaKampi Microinsurance and MAPFRE Insular’s services, visit

4 March 2015

Ramen Nagi for my birthday

I know it's been __ months overdue, but I still wanna post this for good times' sake. <3

yay flowers! <3

It was my birthday when we tried Ramen Nagi in Greenbelt. I've been looking forward to check them out weeks before their opening, and indeed it was a great experience. J asked me where I want to dine in, and just went there after I learned that they were already open.

Ramen Nagi has this setup: wooden chairs and tables are meant for sharing, and we wouldn't mind sharing our seats with the people who also dined in. Japanese posters accentuates the wooden walls, with fluorescent lights in every table. Place is a bit loud but tolerable, but I think it depends on the number of customers dining in.
The menu and our choices

problemado ka boy? :P

Menu is composed of five ramen choices: Butao King, Black King, Red King, Green King and the Limited King – Ramen that is only available for a limited time (hence the name). Every Ramen being chosen can be customized according to preference, and here's what we ordered.

apologies for the inverted photo T_T

Ramen Nagi also offers side dishes and curry rice on their menu, so yay for rice!

Condiments are also being offered on each table: pepper, crushed sesame, himalayan salt, garlic and many more.

We ordered Chicken Karaage (for sharing), Butao King (for me) and Black King (for him. Servings are indeed huge for us, and the karaage can be shared for three.

The Butao King that I has this very rich broth in which I really love. I like the fact that's garlicky (if there's such term) that adds spice in it, added to that is that delicious chunks of pork added to my ramen. Another thing I like is the firmness of the noodles that's really right to my taste. the shoulder part of the pork has more fat in it, but it’s chewy and I liked it.

The Black King that Jayvee ordered is also commendable, I will definitely order this if I'll be coming back. The soup base is more on the sweet side, I would’ve added an extra spice and garlic to enhance to taste more (if it’s for me). The belly pork is more on the leaner side, cut into strips for chewing pleasure.

Their Chicken Karaage is done just right, it was light, crispy and delectable, perfect with or without the sauce.

Our experience with Ramen Nagi is different from our usual foodtrips: we were given a chance to customize our ramen, and now that we tried it we wanna come back to have our ramen, OUR way.

Well of course we also wanna come back to try their other Ramen specialties! :)

Ramen Nagi
Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

13 February 2015

Romantic Happiness at the Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Seeking for a romantic adventure and fun-filled Valentine’s date venue outside the metro? You may not know it, but Tagaytay's Sky Ranch is a magical wonderland that will answer your hearts' desires this season of love.

Known among Filipinos as a to-go place for kids' merriments, the Sky Ranch transforms into a majestic Cupid nest this Valentine’s Day for couples who would want to enjoy each other's warmth and company through the location's cold breeze and the nonstop excitement offered by existing and new attractions of the tourist hub away from the busy and hassle city life.

Located beside the Taal Vista Hotel on Aguinaldo Highway in Tagaytay, the famed recreational site offers a total of 19 exhilarating rides the extreme two-way, 300-meter zip line and additional attractions like horseback riding for children and

A complete one-stop entertainment haven where patrons delight not only in the mini amusement section, but also in the varied selection of tried-and-tested restaurants,  the Sky Ranch provides unforgettable dining experience with a picturesque view of the iconic Taal volcano. Some of the favorite hangsouts are Kenny Roger's Roasters, Leslie’s, Uncle Cheffy’s, Krispy Kreme, KFC and Tokyo Tokyo, just to name a few.  Those who want to try their food palate on a wide variety of cuisines as possible have numerous choices from the Fiilpino-themed Mesa, the homegrown Downtown Pizza, quick but tasty meat-and-fish fixes in Red Engine Diner, and beer fests in The Rou Bourbon Restaurant and Bar.

Sky Ranch is a leisure park viewed that will complete one’s stay and experience in Tagaytay. For this romantic occasion, main event lies at the core of the Sky Ranch known as the Venue which serves as the central square for events such as conferences, exhibits, concerts, expos, and even for social gatherings such as parties and receptions. Love birds will be serenaded by various performers at the spacious 2,000-square meter tent. 

Sing  your hearts out with the cozy acoustic sessions performed by the country’s best singers everyday from 5 PM to 7 PM.  The mesmerizing Hiroshi and Mia Duo  perform first on the 12th,  followed by the engaging Soundbytes Acoustic on the 13th, then the kinetic Allure Band on the 14th, and culminating with the unforgettable Mi Sonido on the 15th.

Love will take the center stage in the four-day festivity from February 12 to 15 as Sky Ranch takes it a notch higher with the "Sweet Affair" Bazzar available from 10 AM to 9 PM, Lovers in Sky Ranch Photo Booth from 10 AM to 7 PM, and DJ’s Dedication Booth for the hopeless romantics from 1 PM to 6 PM.

And to complete this Valentine’s treat,  a Spectacular Fireworks special will be displayed at exactly 7 PM on Saturday, February 14. The fireworks event will truly be mystic and spellbinding when shared  with loved ones while riding one of the country's largest Ferris wheel--the Sky Eye--elevated from the top for better viewing experience

The SM-owned Sky Ranch in Tagaytay and is open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM during the weekends, and 10 AM to 10 PM during weekdays. Sky Ranch is a must-see destination aside from the world famous Picnic Grove on People’s Park.

From Manila, Sky Ranch is accessible through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) exit to Santa Rosa, Laguna, and from there, travelers can feast their eyes on the panoramic views while on a road trip along the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Rd. going up the hills and landscapes to Tagaytay.

Sky Ranch Tagaytay is a 5.5-hectare development by SM Prime under Commercial Properties Group and Family Entertainment Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of SM Prime in charge of the creation and installation of rides in Sky Ranch and in By The Bay park adjacent to the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

12 February 2015

Pinac Heirloom Kapampangan Cuisine: Delectable Kapampangan dishes at its finest

Jayvee and I love homecooked meals. We share the same love for food (the main reason why this blog was created) and we're glad that we were invited for the Supreme business solutions product launch (review on my blog here) and also for the food tasting at Pinac Kapampangan Cuisine.

Situated at the UP Town Center, Pinac offers a wide array of heirloom kapampangan dishes that surely hits the spot on our hearts and bellies. Added to that is the homey feel of the restaurant itself.

Light blue wallpapers helps light up the place and made it cozy, while tables and chairs used, and also the wooden doors gave it a modern rustic feel. I also liked the paintings displayed for it gives color and liveliness to the whole place.

I've heard great reviews about Pinac and their reputation of creating heirloom dishes. Indeed, everything is mouthwatering and delicious, and here are my reviews on some of their dishes:

Pinac's Appetizer platter that is composed of pork sisig, calamares, hito balls, lumpiang ubod, wanton paper, lettuce, and its additional condiments is a perfect sample of what they had to offer for us: We were all in awe on the hito balls, where it was best eaten when being wrapped in lettuce and added buro to taste. The hito balls alone were amazing, and adding buro to the dish gives it a unique texture and flavor without any hint of a musky smell that is common to the burong hipon.

I also liked the lumpiang ubod, the mix of veggies that is already mixed with their signature peanut sauce is something that I would eat, especially in times where I needed to lose more weight. I'd rather eat it alone than being mixed with the lumpia wrapper that is separated from the dish.

I could only wish that they had more sisig in their appetizer platter. Jayvee and I loved sisig, and we want more. And in a way, their calamares is somewhat common for all of us. But I had to admit that thy gave huge servings (and slices) for us, so yay pa rin!

I like the fact that their soup dish, the Sinigang na ulo ng mayamaya can be customized according to taste by adding miso to the dish. This is nice if you like your sinigang to have a mild or sour taste.

Their Crispy Pata is made to perfection! The dish alone is made for sharing. The crispy skin and meat just falls of the bone, dip it with the soy sauce/vinegar combo and the generous serving of rice and you're good to go.

Pinac's Kare kare is one for the books. It has this distinct nutty taste because of the roasted rice used in making the peanut sauce, served with generous servings of meat and fresh veggies. It is indeed a standout of them all.

This unusual combo of suman, tsokolate and mangga is something that I am not accustomed of, but Jayvee told me that it's the usual dessert staple from the provinces. One thing I noticed is that the suman is coated with sugar (which I really liked), the tsokolate is a bit bland for my taste and good thing that the mangoes and really fresh! I only ate the fresh mangoes and suman, while Jayvee and our fellow foodies like the trio combo.

We had a great experience here at Pinac! Indeed a great place to dine in and have a taste of Kapampangan cuisine. Definitely worth the visit!

Pinac Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine 
2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City

10 February 2015

Join the 7-Eleven RUN 1500

An exciting event from 7-Eleven is coming this March 15, 2015.

The RUN 1500 is the another installation  to the 7-Eleven Run Series. It is an annual race that will be held at the Filinvest City Alabang: Bridgeway Avenue and Spectrum Midway.

From RUN 800 of 2012 which attracted over 10,000 participants followed by RUN 1000 that attracted nearly 18,000 runners and was deemed the largest paid running event in the country in 2014. The 7-Eleven Run Series a tradition held in celebrating the store’s opening milestones: RUN 800 to celebrate 800 stores in the Philippines, RUN 1000 to celebrate 1000 stores and this year’s RUN 1500 is to celebrate in anticipation of their 1,500th store.

Bigger & Better

With the new categories and venue partners: Skyway and Filinvest City, RUN 1500 is surely going to be an exciting event this year.

Race Categories, Fees and Inclusions

All finishers in each category will receive finisher shirts and medals. 

Racer's Singlet

Finisher's Medals

Finisher's T-shirt

Top 3 for each category will also receive cash prize.

Cash Prize Chart

The 7-Eleven Run Series
It is in the tradition of the 7-Eleven Run Series to give Filipino runners the opportunities to become more competitive. 7-Eleven sends top Filipino placers of the 21K category to represent 7-Eleven Philippines and compete in an international marathon, all expenses paid.

7-Eleven Run Series winners have been sent to Angkor Wat International Half Marathon in Cambodia and Seoul Race in South Korea. Our Filipino representatives have competed from these international running events. One of them was Janette Agura who won 2nd place in the Angkor Wat Marathon, followed by Mary Joy Tabal who dominated the women’s 21KM for winning the 1st place, while Mario Maglinao and Elmer Sabal won 1st and 3rd place for the men’s category.

We are proud of you guys!

How to  Register?
Expect lot of fun and freebies at the event, thanks to 7-Eleven’s generous event sponsors.
To register visit and pay the fees at any 7-Eleven store within 24 hours. Registration is until February 23, 2015 only!

Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Once registration fees are paid, changes in the registration shall not be accepted. Downgrade or upgrade of category is not permitted.

Event Partners

7-Eleven Run 1500 is in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City and is brought to you by: Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Gatorade, Nature’s Spring, Del Monte, Powerade, Bacchus, and 7-Connect, official footwear and apparel sponsor, Saucony and media partners: Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, and

Like The 7-Eleven Run Series for updates: and remember to use the hashtag #711Run1500!