Thursday, January 28, 2021


Robinsons Hotels and Resorts (RHR) has partnered with The Medical City to provide a seamless and convenient healthcare experience for every Filipino with its Hotel and Travel Care Packages. The Hotel Care Package 1 is recommended to those who plan to have their ECLIA Serological (antibody) test from The Medical City. This antibody test is a highly sensitive and specific chemiluminescent immunoassay test intended for identifying individuals with an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection. And since the result will be released within 24 hours, the patient has the option to wait for the results in the comfort of Summit Hotel Magnolia and Go Hotels Ortigas Center, which are 20 minutes and 8 minutes away, respectively, from The Medical City.

For only P4,200 net per person (single occupancy), enjoy an overnight stay in a single room with high-speed Wi-Fi, international and local TV channels. Packed breakfast is included. Just add P2,200 if you wish to stay for another night.

Package 2 (three days/two nights) is priced at P10,000 per person (single occupancy). Stay for two nights in a single room with full board (packed meals), high-speed Wi-Fi connection and international and local TV channels.
This package is ideal to those who are required to take the RT-PCR test, which is considered as the gold standard for confirming the presence of SARS-CoV-2, since the results will be released after two days. Just add Php2,300 net per person (single occupancy) to include private car pickup service from airport to hotel or hotel to airport. This package is designed for OFWs, seafarers and 
balikbayans, who are required to undergo swab test (RT-PCR) and have to wait for their test results and clearance to be able to return home.

Under the new normal, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts has elevated its standard of hygiene and cleanliness protocols with the “Circle of Clean” seal. Based on World Health Organization (WHO) and Department of Health’s new normal protocols, Circle of Clean provides a worry-free stay experience for RHR guests from pre-arrival to post-departure touchpoint implemented in all Go Hotels and Summit Hotels and Resorts around the Philippines.

In times of need, you can always count on your go-to hotels to do what they do best — hospitality. Hospitality is making your guests feel like they’re home.

To avail of the Travel Care Package, call Robinsons Hotels and Resorts at least three days from date of arrival.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact: RHR Happy to Care Hotlines: 0917 888 7788; 0998 888 7788; + 632 8 397 0111; Go Hotels Ortigas Center: +63 (2) 8 531 3585 ; +63 (2) 8 531 3591 ; +63 998 840 1719; Summit Hotel Magnolia: (02) 8 705-6300; 0998-840-3677. Email:

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Prepare the best gift to share with your family and loved ones for Valentine's Day with Lumina Homes!

Enjoy the following promos when you reserve any affordable house and lot for sale by Lumina Homes until January 31:

  • Avail a 50 percent off on your reservation fee to any Lumina house model that you prefer at any Lumina project nationwide;
  • Have the chance to avail any Lumina house and lot through Pag-IBIG Financing;
  • Receive the best "Welcome to your Lumina home" greeting by having a free move-in fee;
  • Get FREE water and electricity application fees!


To adopt contactless transactions and to replace regular physical procedures for prioritizing safety, Lumina home seekers can visit: 

Lumina already has over 50 developments in key locations across the country for you to have a wide range of options on where to settle!

In North and East Luzon, Lumina house and lot in Bataan such as Lumina Pilar and Lumina Bataan; Lumina house and lot in Bulacan such as Lumina Pandi, Lumina Baliuag, Lumina San Miguel, Lumina Plaridel, and Bulacan Residences Calumpit; Lumina Tuguegarao in Cagayan; Lumina San Juan in La Union; Lumina Cauayan in Isabela; Lumina house and lot in Nueva Ecija such as Lumina Cabanatuan and Lumina San Jose; Lumina Manaoag in Pangasinan; Lumina house and lot in Rizal such as Lumina Binangonan, Lumina Baras, and Lumina Pililla; Lumina Tarlac and Lumina Residences Tarlac in Tarlac; and Lumina Subic in Zambales.


In South Luzon, Lumina Camarines Norte, Lumina Legazpi, and Lumina Sorsogon in Bicol; Lumina Bauan, Lumina Lipa, Lumina Rosario, Lumina Sto. Tomas, Lumina Tanauan, and Lumina Residences Batangas in Batangas; Lumina Tanza in Cavite; Lumina Calauan in Laguna; andLumina Quezon and Lumina Sariaya in Quezon.


In Visayas, Lumina Bacolod, Lumina Bacolod East, Lumina Sagay, and Lumina Silay in Negros Occidental; Lumina Iloilo in Iloilo; Lumina Carcar in Cebu; and Lumina Capiz in Capiz.


In Mindanao, Lumina Butuan in Agusan del Norte; Lumina Malaybalay and Lumina Valencia in Bukidnon; Lumina Tagum in Davao del Norte; Lumina Ozamis in Misamis Occidental; Lumina Polomolok in South Cotabato; and Lumina Pagadian in Zamboanga del Sur.


Make a home investment today and present the best gift this Valentine's Day for your family! Choose affordability, practicality, and accessibility by availing affordable house and lot in Lumina Homes!


For more information about Lumina Homes, you may contact (0917) 629 6523 or visit their official website at and follow social media pages:

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Monday, January 18, 2021


As a mother, I am always on the look out for effective products that would help my family eliminate viruses, especially the Covid19 virus. That is why I always do my research on face masks, alcohols, hand sanitizers and vitamins. 

This article will focus on hand sanitizers. What are the things that we should look for in choosing the right hand sanitizer for our family? Again, medical experts RECOMMEND, frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as the BEST WAY to combat Covid 19! Using hand sanitizers, is the next best thing to hand washing, when soap and water are not available. 

  1. A hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. This percentage of alcohol will effectively destroy the Covid 19 lipid protective core or protein. 
  2. A hand sanitizer that does not dry our skin. During the height of the pandemic in March 2020, where I travelled from Ph to Singapore to Australia and back -- I have experienced putting too much alcohol into my hands when I don't have access to water and soap. The result - it made my hands so dry. So a good next option to handwashing is choosing a hand sanitizer that would not dry your skin. 
  3. A hand sanitizer that is paraben free. Parabens are known to disrupt hormones in the body and harm fertility and reproductive organs, and even increase the risk of cancer. It also cause skin irritations.


This new hand sanitizer gel (not liquid) contains 70% alcohol.  So if we talk about eliminating the virus, this product definitely performs its job well! 

When I applied 2-3 pea size drops on my hands, I noticed that it dries quickly. And it doesn't feel dry on my hands. I did not experience any tingling experience brought normally by ordinary alcohol. There is also no irritating effects on my hands (even if I have minor scratches due to some gardening mishaps).

Plus, I have peace of mind because I know that it doesn't contain paraben. So I know it is very safe, for me and my family!


The 100 ml bottle, priced at Php110 is infused with Sakura extract. When applied, you can enjoy a mildly fragrant smell of the Sakura flower.

The 490 ml bottle, priced at Php320, has German chamomile extract. It is scent free and is perfect for daily use.

Derma Science Hand Sanitizers are imported and distributed by Pacific Healthcare Philippines. If you want to try it, visit LAZADA and SHOPPEE.


Friday, January 15, 2021


Since the COVID19 pandemic hit the world and lockdowns were implemented, people's lifestyle has drastically changed and it affected some of their major decisions in life such as home buying and renting. Most people thought that living in the rural might be the best decision while there is an ongoing pandemic, but that is not always the case like what Bloomberg had featured regarding the real estate moves during COVID19 of people from the US, UK, and Australia.

There are still a lot of factors to consider before buying or renting a space for you or for your family. Some of those are the nature of your work and work location, your personal needs and the needs of your family especially the kids and elderlies, the amount you can afford, the amount you can save, and a lot more factors that are important for the day-to-day living and survival amidst this extraordinary period.

For sure, we are like those people featured in Bloomberg who are still in the process of choosing whether to buy or rent. To help you decide which makes more sense or which might work for you in the long run, you might be needing a Rent or Buy Calculator. This site features two calculators which enable people to quickly decide if it is likely to make more sense to rent or to purchase a home.

The Basic Rent or Buy Calculator

This basic calculator shows how much home you can afford to buy while paying a monthly payment equivalent to your current rental payment. You can use this tool if you know you will live in the home for an extended period of time and have no intent to sell it anytime soon and just want to see what will match your current rental spending.

Using the basic calculator, you can estimate the loan size you could pay for based on your current monthly rental payment. The app automatically subtracts the cost of property taxes and homeowners insurance from the rent amount to come up with the equivalent loan size. 


Let’s take someone living in Chicago as an example. According to 2019 data, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago is $1100. You have to put that value in the space provided in Mortgage Details’ Monthly Rent Payment. 30 years and 4 % APR is standard, so basically you don’t have to change these values as it will not have a huge effect on the result, same with the PMI.

Your affordable loan amount depends on the monthly rent payment, so if you have a high monthly rent payment your loan amount also increases. The ownership expenses, on the other hand determines how much is the affordable loan amount, so the higher your ownership expenses, such as the annual property taxes, annual home insurance and monthly HOA fees, the lower you loan amount would be.

The price of your home is dependent on your down payment, the price increases as your down payment also increases. It is advised that you pay at least 20% equity to avoid 
paying for PMI on top of the regular monthly home payment.

At the bottom part, you’ll see the current mortgage rates. 
It is very helpful when looking for a lender, because different lender offers different rates at different locations. Credit score is also very important as most of the lenders prefer a CC of above 700.

The Advanced Rent or Buy Calculator

This tool offers more features that can be used to compare the longer term impact of inflation, real estate appreciation & real estate transaction costs when determining which option better suits a person’s needs. You can also use this tool if you think you are likely to sell the home in a few years.

This advanced calculator might be a bit complicated and you might be needing professional or people with proper experience to explain things better and clearer, but it is still very helpful to get the ideas and broader scenarios in buying or renting.

Both calculators come in handy, especially nowadays that we still cannot go out for extended period to see brokers, agents or experts to help us decide. This is a free tool which gives us a lot of information that we need as a buyer, so don’t forget to check it out.