Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Globe Cleans Up and Plants Corals After LaBoracay

It was quite depressing to see the posts that people shared on social media after the crazy parties of LaBoracay. Trash could be seen everywhere,  including in the ocean, and it made me feel helpless because I had no idea how I could help from here in the city.

Fortunately, Globe came up with a great initiative. While Globe did host the #GlobeSunkissed party at White House during the long Labor Day Weekend, they also spearheaded a beach clean-up to try their best to bring Boracay back to its pristine condition.

"Our employees, partners, and clients have come together to mitigate the impact of the weekend activities on the beach of Boracay. While giving local customers and tourists the best weekend party at LaBoracay, we also exerted effort to ensure we don't compromise the natural beauty of the island,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.

In anticipation of the big volume of trash that is often left behind after huge gatherings, Globe organized a team of volunteers to scour White Beach, Station 1 every morning at 7-9 am from April 29 to May 1 to rid the area of garbage.  If not collected properly, this may cause health and environmental problems to the community. 

The 46 volunteers include Globe employees, media partners, Solid Waste Management team of Malay local government, and representatives from Cambridge University Press. Together, they collected empty bottles, plastic containers, cigarette butts, and biodegradables which were segregated accordingly.

A total of 130 bags full of trash were collected after three days. In parallel, some volunteers also designed new trash drums decorated with water-based paint, which were left as donations to Sea Wind and White House resorts. 

Apart from the beach clean-up activity, 25 Globe executives and guests also participated in the planting of coral fragments in nursery rafts provided by Boracay Foundation, Inc (BFI).  The corals will later on be transferred to BFI’s identified underwater nurseries.  BFI is a non-profit, non-stock association aimed at sustaining the island’s environmental, business, and social needs. The activity aims to raise awareness and educate the public, especially those visiting the island, on the importance of coral transplantation. This is one way to help ensure marine life biodiversity, environment conservation and sustainable eco-tourism.

Fun fact: Globe has been actively helping Boracay with its environmental initiatives since 2012. :)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SvelT’i Gives Back the Gift of 'Self-Care’

Who says Thanksgiving should only be celebrated in November? SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre in Timog shows us that you can give thanks any month of the year by celebrating Thanksgiving this April.

Even if the New Year has already come and gone, it isn't too late to jumpstart your wellness journey and bring out the best in you. One great way to do this would be through SvelT'i's weeklong self-care pampering treat. The celebration is part of the year-long campaign that reinforces the centre’s mission and vision of cultivating desire for sustaining, long-lasting self-care.

SvelT’i’s Medical Director Dr. Lalaine Salazar shares, "Many of our clients excel in what they do because they want to provide a good life for their families and loved ones." She points out, though, that "While that is important and commendable, they tend to forget themselves. Neglect of their health leads to a variety of conditions like acne, facial fine lines and wrinkles, skin blemishes, flabbiness, and unwanted weight.”

"SvelT’i provides them with a holistic program that enables them to return to the right track of wellness," she shares. "Their inner loveliness or physical beauty and/or handsomeness emerges. The name of our center means that our patient can become svelte. That means he or she can slim down, look good, and be healthy."

From April 3 to 10, 2017, SvelT'i is offering great promotions on all of their programs along with free additional treatments. So, if you are currently struggling with skin problems, ageing effects, or excessive weight; this is the best way to see how and if SvelT'i can help you address your needs.

All of SvelT’i’s cutting-edge treatments are non-invasive, fast, and performed under very comfortable conditions. One session can take place in 30 minutes and does not require any downtime. You can even go to sleep while getting our treatments done and go back to your daily routines right after you're done! :D

"Many of our patients see the results even after just one session. They feel like their best selves have emerged after they undergo one or several of these treatments," Dr. Salazar gushes. "They also need to commit themselves to a life of self-love and self-care which manifests in taking care of their own health and their own appearance.  Commitment is necessary for transformation, and we stand committed to help our patients achieve their dream goals of wellness and svelteness."

Find out more about SvelT’i’s weeklong anniversary treats by visiting them on Facebook or checking them out on Instagram at @SVELTI_PH :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6 Shows You Might Want to Check Out This March

It's no secret that I'm a huge iflix fan. If you follow me on social media, you should know how obsessed I am with the app. Ever since its inception, I've been a subscriber and they just keep on adding shows and movies that I love to their roster; it's safe to say I won't be letting them go anytime soon.

This March, they've added some shows that I have admittedly never heard of before they came to iflix, but that I will definitely be checking out after I binge-watch 'Mad Men'. Read their plots and watch their trailers here. Who knows? You might find something new to watch to! :)

6 Shows You Might Want to Check Out This March


SIX follows members of legendary Navy SEAL Team Six, whose mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afganistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists.

What got me hooked is the fact that the show is apparently inspired by real missions, so it authentically captures the inside world of America’s elite Special Operations Forces.

The Good Place

If you're a fan of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Parks and Recreation', then you might want to check out 'The Good Place' (also by comedic genius Michael Schur). This original comedy follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and her life in the afterlife where she realises that her behaviour when she was alive wasn’t particularly great.

I definitely love the concept of this one, especially since I feel like my life on Earth hasn't been particularly great, either. :p


Eyewitness is an adaptation from the Norwegian crime drama Øyevitne, exploring a harrowing crime from the perspective of innocent eyewitnesses.

Who doesn't love a good crime series, amirite?

LA Story

This reality series follows the friendships and romances of rich California teens who have been friends since freshman year. You know how it goes: where there are teenagers, there is going to be a ton of (probably relatable) drama!

As much as I hate to admit it, reality TV series have always been a it of a guilty pleasure for me (The Real World, The Simple Life, Keeping Up with the Kardashians - you name it!) So, yeah, I'll probably give this one a go, too.


Betch is an all-girls sketch comedy show starring 'The Betches' and featuring celebrity hosts like JennXPenn, Marcus Johns, Lele Pons, Lohanthony, Logan Paul and more!

Out of all of the shows in this post, this is the one I am most excited for. Sketch comedies are love!!!

The Grinder

The Grinder is a comedy about two brothers: a spotlight-grabbing actor who plays TV’s most popular lawyer; a real-life, small-town attorney who has yet to find his spotlight.

Most people know Rob Lowe from 'The West Wing' or 'Parks and Recreation', but I have been Rob Lowe's fangirl since his 'The Outsiders' and 'St. Elmo's Fire' days (go watch those movies if you haven't yet - or beg iflix to get them, too! :p). Having Fred Savage from 'The Wonder Years' in it (also a 90s treasure!) just makes it all the more appealing to me.

What do you think? See anything you fancy? If you've got any recommendations of your own, feel free to comment them below! :) And oh, if you end up subscribing to iflix, please do let me know, so I can follow you on social media if I don't yet, and geek out with you every now and then!