Give Your Moms The Absolute Surprise This Mother's Day

The moment a woman becomes a mother, she makes a decision to enter a life-long commitment to providing her family with unconditional and pure love regardless of all the sacrifices it might entail. From sacrificing time, care, and distance, mothers will always do what it takes to make sure their families get only the best. This Mother’s Day, Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water recognized three well-deserving moms coming from different walks of life who have been dedicating their entire lives to make sure their families live great ones.

Relive the Absolute Surprise of moms Marissa Galvez, Nancy Fernandez, and Sherry Macapagal here. Give your mom her own surprise as well by posting your photos and messages on Facebook, explaining why she is the most selfless woman in your life using the hashtag #MomsAbsoluteSacrifice and #SelflessMom.
Celebrate your #MomsAbsoluteSacrifice this Mothers Day and everyday only with Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water.

About Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water
Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water is certified and approved by the Bureau of Food and Drugs for meeting the country’s highest and strictest bottled drinking water standards. The #1 most trusted brand by moms, it is a member of the International Bottled Water Association, and is also the first and currently the only brand in the country to receive a National Sanitation Foundation certification. For more information, visit

Mommy & Me SM Mall Tour - Mother's Day Treats From Melawares and Urban Kitchen

It’s definitely more fun for moms this coming May as Melawares and Urban Kitchen, the leading manufacturer and distributor of tableware in the Philippines, will celebrate the whole month honoring mothers with special treats, fun games, and other exciting perks at various SM malls.

Dubbed “Mommy & Me,” the mall tour series will bring in activities that moms can enjoy with their kids.

“With today’s fast-paced life and everyone’s preoccupation on gadgets, family time is often neglected. Since moms are usually the ones who plan family bonding time, we thought of making them the highlight of this mall tour. We also timed this event in May, as our way of celebrating them this Mothers’ Day,” Chriselda Chua, CDC Manufacturing Corporation’s Marketing Manager, said.

Since summer is almost over and it will be back-to-school season soon, one of the event’s highlights is baking and refreshment making demonstration. Moms can share the joy of creating easy-to-prepare yet delicious meals and drinks with their kids, which they can make as their baon for school.

Moms can show their creative side through the Make your Own Disney-Inspired Kid’s Meal game. Mothers will be provided with ingredients to create their kid’s meal using Melawares and Urban Kitchen Disney products. Moms with the most creative dishes will get to take home prizes from Melawares, Urban Kitchen and the event partners.

What’s an event without keepsakes? Mommy-and-me selfies will be made more fun and easier at the photo booth station, ready to take your best shot! What’s more, moms can also spend time at the face painting station with their kids – you can even make it more creative with matching face d├ęcor.

The fun doesn’t stop there, as Melawares will also offer discounts and perks for participants and guests. Everyone will get 10% discount on Melawares, Perfect Dining, and Urban Kitchen on the day of the mall event only.

The “Mommy & Me” mall tour, which will be held in partnership with ELBA Philippines, will visit the following SM malls: SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Makati and SM City Naga.

To know more about their events and activities, like Melawares Cusina Club and Urban Kitchen Philippines on Facebook.

Spoil The Moms With Luscious Villa Del Conte Chocolates This Mother's Day

What we love from Villa Del Conte Chocolates is that for every bite, you can just feel  and taste the thick and luscious chocolate rolling inside your mouth, the sweetness is just that right, and you can't help serving yourself another bite again and again. This Mother's Day, we can spoil our mothers with the same sweetness she usually showers us.

Honor your Mom in a sweet way by giving her premium artisanal chocolates Villa del Conte. Choose among Villa del Conte’s wide range of treats such as luscious praline balls, praline sticks and chocolate bars. Visit their stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia.

For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101.
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Leaping Off The Page - Learn About Descriptive Writing

Leaping Off The Page: The Basics of Descriptive Writing
Writers’ Talk and Book Signing
Date: May 9, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Ortigas Foundation Library,
2/F Ortigas Bldg., Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
Tickets at P300 (sign up required)

Authors Carlomar Arcangel Daoana and Jenny B. Orillos will hold a writers’ talk and
book signing for Leaping Off The Page: How to Write Better Descriptions at the Ortigas Foundation Library on May 9, 2015 (Saturday, 1-4pm). Tickets are only P300.

When your writing involves a lot of descriptions, it can be a challenge not to keep saying your latest travel was “breathtaking” or dinner at a new restaurant this weekend was “delicious.”

In this event, you'll explore other ways where you can show your readers how kimchi
tastes like or what takes your breath away at the summit of Mt. Pulag, and more by
creating word images.

With the basics of writing descriptions, you’ll have more than the usual adjectives to tell your readers. Bring your copy of Leaping Off The Page for the book signing.

Copies of the book will also be available for sale at the event (only Php 395).
To join the event, please register at
You can pay for the tickets via bank deposit. Payment instructions are at the
confirmation page after the form. You can also email

Visit for more details.

What You Need To Know About Sunscreens

Most of us are aware of the importance of wearing sunscreen, especially in the Philippines where the sun’s ultraviolet radiation levels are usually high. But with many sunscreen options available in the market today, it can be confusing to choose the right product.

“Sunscreens shield our skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. However, not all products labelled with sunscreen claims effectively do their job. Some can also irritate the skin and trigger allergies. People need to pay attention to the sunscreen’s ingredients and labels to ensure safety,” says Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines.

Here are some essential sunscreen facts:

SPF ratings affect sunscreen effectiveness.
SPF means “Sun Protection Factor,” which refers to the sunscreen’s ability to block ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation over a period of time. Overexposure to UVB rays can cause sunburn. A sunscreen with SPF 15 can block about 94% of UVB rays while SPF 30 can block about 97% UVB. Higher SPF rating means higher UVB protection. However, SPF ratings do not make that much of a difference as they increase—SPF 50 can block about 98% of UVB, which is just faintly lower to the 98.9% UVB protection of SPF 90. No sunscreen product can also provide 100% protection from UV rays.

Sunscreens with Broad Spectrum SPF protect against UVB and UVA rays.
A sunscreen with SPF may be effective in shielding the skin from UVB rays but it may not be strong enough to block UVA rays, which are linked to deeper skin damage, like skin cancer and early skin aging. Sunscreens that provide protection from both UVB and UVA rays have Broad Spectrum SPF. These products pass the FDA’s broad spectrum test, which measures the sunscreen’s magnitude of overall protection. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreens with a Broad Spectrum SPF rating of 15 or higher.

Sunscreens may contain ingredients that can irritate the skin or trigger allergies.
Dermatologists discourage the use of sunscreens with para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and benzephenones, which are linked to skin discoloration and skin cancer. Products with alcohol, fragrances and preservatives must also be avoided by people who have sensitive skin, especially toddlers and babies. Children 6 months or older are also advised to use kid-friendly sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher. 

“Water-resistant” is different from “waterproof.”
Sunscreens with “waterproof” labels are misleading because all sunscreen products can only stay effective in water for up to 80 minutes. Since these products are water-resistant for a limited period of time, people need to reapply them regularly, ideally after every two hours of swimming.

Sunscreens are essential for year-round skin protection.
The sun’s UV rays can damage the skin even during rainy season. Although people are not directly exposed to the sun, its UV rays can also come through the clouds.

“Sunscreens don’t necessarily provide protection from the sun but from the UV rays that are emitted by the sun. People should make it a habit to wear sunscreens regularly to keep themselves protected from sunburn, melanoma and other skin diseases. It will also help them prevent premature skin aging,” advises Dr. Montoya.

MediCard Skin and Body offers modern aesthetic treatments for a healthy, glowing and younger looking skin. Visit its Skin and Body Clinics at The MediCard Lifestyle Center, Festival Mall and Centris. For more information, visit