Thursday, January 30, 2020


New Year, New Goals!  And I am pretty sure that one of your many goals this New Year has something to do with money > savings, investments, financial literacy, retirement fund, travel fund -  the list is endless. 

But one thing is for sure, we all want financial stability. But this is not very easy to do. There are challenges that we face everyday that we perceive as major road blocks to achieving financial stability. These are (1) cannot save for future expenses . (2) no money for unplanned expenses/emergencies . (3) source of income is not enough to provide for family's financial needs.


And how do Filipinos address these challenges?  (1) they manage their finances or do some budgeting  (2) spend only on planned purchases, which I always do as a housewife (3) invest money - the first two will help you survive, but investing will secure your future!


I am what you call a WISE investor. I choose my investments wisely. I follow the simple rule of "not putting all your eggs in one basket", because this is too risky for me. I choose to diversify my investments.  But where I put my eggs, depends heavily on research. 

Imagine this:  You want to buy shampoo. You are holding that basket because you want to find the best shampoo there is. You find the grocery aisle filled with different brands, all of them enticing you to buy them. But how do you make your choice? It pays to do your research, know your hair needs, and make that informed purchase.  Same with investments.


Why trust SUN LIFE?  SLAMCI or Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. remains to be the largest non-bank affiliated asset management company in the country, with Php 80 billion in Assets Under Management (AUM) as of January 10, 2020. The company manages 10 peso-dominated funds and five 5 dollar-denominated funds, which are distributed by over 2,500 Licensed Mutual Fund Advisors nationwide, ten bank partners including BDO Private Bank, EastWest, and Maybank, and six brokers namely COL Financial Philippines, First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, AB Capital Securities, Inc., Rampver Financials, Unicapital Securities, Inc., and Wealth Securities, Inc.

SLAMCI achievements in 2019


Last year, SLAMCI launched the "Make It Mutual" Campaign, and it was successful.   

This year, SLAMCI is bringing back "Make It Mutual" - the highly successful investor education campaign - in a bid to encourage more Filipinos to make mutual funds their choice of investment, as they strive to achieve their financial goals.

Valerie Palma, SLAMCI President

Mylene Lopa, Chief Marketing Officer

"SLAMCI has been working hard to make investing more accessible and affordable to investors, and our latest initiatives will be featured in the latest "Make It Mutual" campaign," SLAMCI President Valerie Pama said. "Moreover, we hope to promote a long term mindset when it comes to their financial journey, so they can fully enjoy the benefits of their investments."

At the center of the new "Make It Mutual" campaign is a series of four digital videos which will highlight the ease of investing, where one can now open an account online through the Sun Life portal or mobile app for only Php1000; the importance of choosing the right fund so that it suits the investor's personality and priorities; and the need to invest regularly for the long term in order to stay on track one's financial goals.


The campaign which will be released on social media so it may be easily accessed and shared by viewers, will once again feature SLAMCI brand ambassador Matteo Guidicelli.

"I'm excited to once again be a part of the campaign," Matteo said.  "As somebody who invests in mutual funds and have personally experienced its benefits, I'm eager to advocate it so that more Filipinos will try it for themselves."

"Make it Mutual" is one of SLAMCI's many offering this 2020, as the company marks its 20th anniversary. 


All you have to do is visit  Just click on your desired mutual fund. Click the "BUY NOW" button.  Accomplish the online application form. Settle payment through preferred means. And that's it!   

This year, make that leap and change your life for the better.  Focus more on your financial journey with SLAMCI.  Don't wait, make that decision now. Is so easy... all just a click away!  #MakeItMutual . #SunLifePartnerForLife

Monday, January 27, 2020


In this age of innovation, change is inevitable.

Panasonic reiterates its commitment to create “A Better Life, A Better World” as it aims to contribute to the progress and development of society and to the happiness of people around the globe, highlighting its expertise in the Air Conditioning business in over 120 countries globally.

As we enter a new decade, Panasonic launches a new company that is dedicated to provide professional services for your air conditioning needs, the Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines (PACPH).

With this development, PACPH promises to provide the best comfortable air solutions with innovative professional technologies and services to suffice every Filipino’s need from home to business solution.

Air conditioning nowadays does not only settle on cooling alone. As the name implies, air conditioners’ main purpose is to condition your indoor air, thus, Panasonic developed nanoe™ Technology that deodorizes, inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses, and is effective in dust removal to create a fresher and cleaner living environment.

Humans consume an average of 1.3kg of food, 1.2kg of water, and surprisingly breathe around 18kg of air daily. In order for us to live longer, and stay stronger, we need to care more about the air we breathe. That is why and how exactly we came up with our concept of Quality Air for Life, in line with Panasonic’s thrust of providing Japan Quality Air Conditioners to Filipino Families.

Panasonic Air Conditioning Training Center

Panasonic air conditioner is present in over 120 countries globally, and out of this 120 countries, the Philippines is one of the fastest growing market.

Committed to provide only the best for the Filipino customers, PACPH opened their Air Conditioning Training Center that supports their responsibility in providing product knowledge and skills enhancement to serve their customers with utmost capability.

The main objective of this training center is to introduce relevant training programs geared to address issues on knowledge improvement on Panasonic products, by educating their customers. Another goal is to provide skills development of technical personnel, engineers, and staff for effective after sales servicing.

The specialized team will work hand in hand to respond to inquiries and formulate solutions, thereby, improving delivery speed and widening its logistics coverage throughout the country. Panasonic also expanded its warehouse capacity and locations to ensure sufficient stocks of parts and goods are available at any given time.

Taking a cue from the massive infrastructure investment of the Philippine Government under its “Build! Build! Build!” program, Panasonic continuously focuses in providing premium Japan Quality products to its customers as our contribution to society.

The success of the program is expected to help bring down the costs of production, encourage investments in the countryside, make the movement of goods and people more efficient, and create more jobs for Filipinos.

This is to ensure that we can continue to fulfill Panasonic’s commitment, mindful of their dedication to quality, safety, and sustainable development.

Through better air conditioning solutions, Panasonic aims to provide care for every Filipino family - that’s #AlagangPanasonic.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020


When it comes to putting up a business, it has always been said, that you can never go wrong if you invest on food.  Why? Because Filipinos love to eat, their idea of family bonding is eating with the family.  And who wouldn't be interested in investing in a food venture that is serving Filipino dishes, particularly our "pambansang ulam" ADOBO!


With its dedication to making every Filipino feel at home in all its stores, Adobo Connection has chosen “momshie” and TV host Melai Cantiveros to be its first-ever brand ambassador. A launching event was on January 21 at SM North EDSA.

When MrsWise first met Melai, as the hopeful PBB housemate from GenSan, she has repeatedly said that she will do everything for her family. Trying her luck in PBB, she dreamt to financially help her family. Now that she is married and is blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, I know that she still embodied that maternal instinct of taking good care of the family. That is why she chose to enter the world franchising.

Admitting she did not know much about running a business, Melai also found Adobo Connection’s support and commitment to its franchisees truly reassuring.

Sa panahon ngayon, ang hirap na makahanap ng business na papatok at higit sa lahat ang hirap makahanap ng katuwang sa negosyo – yung talagang mapagkakatiwalaan at tutulungan ka talaga. Pinadali talaga ng Adobo Connection and pagbubusiness ko. Dahil sa mga maaasahang teams nila, masaya at madali ang naging experience ko,” Melai shared.

Today, Melai owns three Adobo Connection outlets nationwide. She has found that Adobo Connection offers a solid business proposition – a working market concept, sound marketing and operational systems, and strong franchisor support. 

Unassuming and cheerful, Melai is the quintessential Filipino mom who endeavors to capture her family's craving for good, uncomplicated, and hearty Pinoy dishes – with adobo on top of the list. “Adobo is forever – char!  Kasi diba staple food siya, walang Pinoy ang hindi gusto ang adobo. Unlike kasi ng iba na naging usong pagkain, saglit lang naging hype tapos after ilang months lang, wala na. Si adobo kasi, di pinagsasawaan. Kaya kumuha talaga ako ng franchise. Honestly ito ang pangtawid gutom ko,” said Melai.

Meredith Ngo, Adobo Connection’s Managing Director says, “We’re really proud to announce the first-ever brand ambassador / franchisee of Adobo Connection, Melai, who embodies what a true Filipino mom is – yung maalaga sa pamilya and may malasakit. Similar to our brand statement, we want our customers to feel at home and remember their mom’s cooking every time they enter our store.”

Recognizing that Adobo Connection is deeply ingrained in Filipinos’ lives, Melai had also taken things one step further and decided to invest in an Adobo Connection franchise. This was to ensure not only her family’s financial stability but also because she loves seeing people enjoy Adobo Conneciton’s offerings.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


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