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JOLLY COW INTRODUCES NEW CHOCOLATE MILK TO FALL IN LOVE WITH

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As a chocolate lover, I'm rejoicing when I received these 10 liters of Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk for product review.

I've tried different labels of chocolate drinks before but this time I'm switching to this Jolly Cow brand because I just love the taste and it is so addictive and so appealing to my appetite.

I love it when I drink it cold but when there are times that I want to unwind, I will simply put the Jolly Cow chocolate milk into a bowl of hot water to make it a perfect hot chocolate milk to sip. Then after emptying it, I will feel relax and stress-free. Ultimately, Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk drink is an energy booster as well. So, I highly recommend it.

But before that, allow me to share to you how I satisfy my curiousity, I did some further research to compare the difference between chocolate milk and chocolate drink.

Chocolate milk ingredients are made from 100% pure cow's milk, real cocoa, sugar and No Vegetable Fats added. While chocolate drinks are water, skim mi…

GraphIcon Davao 2016

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(source: GraphIcon Davao Facebook)
CAP Grand Auditorium is located at Iñigo St. (Formerly Anda St. )

Access via Google Map -> https://goo.gl/maps/Y9ZcCiRJhFu

Get your tickets now for Davao’s most anticipated Graphic Design Conference happening this December 10, 2016 at CAP Grand Auditorium, Anda St., Davao City from 8am to 6pm.

Be inspired and learn from our roster of talented guest speakers:
ABBY SY : Typography
DARYL FERIL : Illustration
ROCKETSHEEP STUDIO: Defining & Working Within Limitations for Video Production Work
MEGAN PALERO : Motion Design
JANINE PRING: Creative EntrepreneurshipPAOLO RAMIREZ: Digital Portraits
Tickets are available at Coffee at Yellow Hauz, V. Mapa St., Davao City or via BPI Bank. 
How to Pay:

1. Kindly deposit your payments via Bank of the Philippines (BPI) Account No. 9419141701 with Account Name: Jean Frances Paolo Ramirez & Jobert Ivan Togonon.
2. Send a picture of the deposit slip to graphicondvo@gmail.com together with your name, contact number and scho…

Jolly Creamy Penne Pasta Carbonara

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'tis the season to be jolly and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than making your own recipe for Noche Buena.

They say a way to a person's heart is through their stomach, and I personally don't disagree. In honour of the christmas season, I'm sharing this delectable, delightful, and more importantly, delicious Christmas Pasta recipe for you to test out.

Jolly Creamy Penne Pasta Carbonara
Ingredients ·250 grams bacon
·500grams Al Dente Penne Rigate Pasta
·2 packs Cream
·2 cans of 400grams Jolly Whole Champignons Mushrooms
·1 can of 400grams Jolly Pieces & Stem Champignons Mushrooms
·250 grams green peas
·¼ cup butter
·3 cloves of garlic
·2 cans of 400grams Evaporated Milk
·440grams of Melt Cheese

Procedure:
1. Cook Jolly Penne Rigate Pasta with oil and salt
2. Saute butter, garlic, bacon, mushrooms and green peas
3. Combine evap and cream
4. Set it simmer
5. Pour on the pasta.
6. Top with cheese.

News release: Davao ready to get “Kong-nected”

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DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES, 28 November 2016—Local IT giant Acer Philippines, Inc. goes to Davao and invites Davaoeños to get ready and be “Kong-nected.”


Acer is in Davao City, home of the world-famous “Kadayawan Festival” and often called the “Durian Capital of the Philippines,” to meet school partners under the Acer Academy program. At the Tinalak Room of Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City, Acer gathers its school partners for an exclusive session and will be given updates regarding the latest and most innovative products from Acer and other developments from its global partner Microsoft.


Later in the afternoon, however, the Acer Academy partners will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Acer’s newest campaign ambassador, top inspirational speaker, newspaper columnist, author and award-winning business consultant Francis Kong.


With its theme “Are you Kong-nected?,” Mr. Kong will provide an exclusive learning experience on teaching and community building. Among his other topics incl…

Press Release: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Philippine Cyber Sale

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Experience best online bargains from November 25 to 28, plus 20% rebate from GCash American Express Virtual Card
Prepare for the biggest and most highly-anticipated online sale events of the year as Globe GCash joins Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Philippine Cyber Sale shopping madness from November 25 to 28, 2016.
Take advantage of exciting promos and huge discounts from Philippine and US online. Get new clothes and shoes from Zalora, Lazada, and other top US clothing lines. Shop for fashionable gift items for your friends and family. Catch the latest gadgets and gizmos and have them delivered straight to your doorstep.

Simply use your GCash American Express® Virtual Pay when shopping at US online shops from Nov. 25 to 28, 2016 and have your items delivered via My Shopping Box (MSB). New Virtual Pay users can also enjoy an additional 20 percent or a maximum of P400-peso rebate on their first transaction.

✓ STEP 1: SHOP. Browse through your favorite US-based online stores, pick the …

Davao Dive Fun Safari

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One of the growing tourist market is the diving niche with a Global Dive Market Population estimated at 24 Million. The Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Global Certification & Membershio Statistics in 2014 listed the US with 3.5 M; Europe with 1.8M while the rest of the world has .7M active divers. For the Philippines, the top five source markets for diving are Korea, US, Germany, Australia and Hong Kong.

"Davao has been identified as one of the emerging destinations for diving. Divers are adventurous market and constantly seek new dive sites to explore. With HongKong as our target for international connection in 2017, we aim to build out products for the HongKong tourist market and this includes diving," according to DOT Assistant Secretary Eden David.
"The DOT Secretary Wanda Teo has tasked our office to bring in top notch dive photographers to include national geographic and UNESCO HongKong Associatio to explore Samal and Talicud in a Fun Dive Sa…

Press Release:PLDT Home Fibr reaches 2.5M homes nationwide, widest fiber coverage in PH

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MANILA, Philippines, November 10, 2016 – PLDT Home Fibr, the nation’s most powerful broadband from 
leading telco and digital services provider PLDT, now passes over 2.5 million homes from as far north as Ilocos Norte to southern Philippines in South Cotabato province, further extending its widest fiber coverage in the country.


“As a result of our aggressive rollout program, PLDT now has over 140,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables, the most extensive fiber infrastructure in the country. This enables us to serve the increasing demand for high-speed broadband from homes across the country,” PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan said.


The PLDT Group’s expanded nationwide fiber optic network will enable even more homes to enjoy seamless and lag-free internet access from as far north as Laoag, Baguio City, Vigan City, and Tuguegarao, all the way to central and southern Luzon, including Tarlac, Cabanatuan City, and San Fernando, Pampanga, and Puerto Princesa and El Nido in Palawan; down…

Search for "Ginang Alaska" 2016: AlaskaMazing Moms 2016

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To show women the chance to champion health and community togetherness while performing roles as wives and mothers, a Search for Ginang Alakas 2016 was concluded last October 22, 2016 at People's Park Davao.

This search started first in Davao and will end come December this year, and is still open to all legally married women aged 25 to 40 years old,  at least 5'2" in height, and must have at least 2 years of college education. They must likewise be fun-loving, witty and emotionally, morally and physically fit.

Adjudged Ginang Alaska 2016 will receive P10,000 in cash and Plaque. For the First Runner-Up, cash award of P7,000 and P3,000 await the first and second, respectively.

Criteria for judging include 30% Community Support (Submitted labels),
35% Culinary Skills (Nutritional value, use of Alaska Evaporated Filled milk/Alaska
         Sweetened Condensed milk in recipe, creative presentation, originality, taste),
20% Interview (One on One Interview, Personality),
15% Talent(Fa…

Press Release: BPI Family Auto Madness back in Davao, Ceby

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BPI Family Savings Bank is again all set to help fulfill another Filipino family's dream of getting their own car as it brings its second wave of mall-based Auto Madness sorties to a complete circle in the cities of Davao and Cebu this week.

The Davao leg will be held on November 10-13 at the Abreeza Mall Activity Center, while the Cebu event is scheduled to begin on Nov. 11 until Nov. 13 at Ayala Center Cebu.

Davaoenos and Cebuanos who dream of having their own cars will have the chance to make it happen at the BPI Family Auto Madness, as BPI Family Savings Bank brings the car buying experience closer to everyone, with over 20 car models to choose from all under one roof over. Owning your dream car is also made affordable through special rates and exclusive deals from BPI Family Auto Loan and partner car dealers.

BPI Family Auto Loan enables you one to own your dream car the soonest possible time through expert financial advice from BPI Family Loan Advisors present in any of the…

STARBUCKS 2017 PLANNER

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Today is the day to start collecting Starbucks stickers to get on the GORGEOUS Starbucks Philippines' 2017 Planners.

There are 2 designs to choose from Starbucks Siren and Coffee Swirls, both done in hardbound cloth covers.

 I love the add-ons:  erasable pen, a Macchiato magnetic bookmark, cute coffee stickers, discount coupons, and a zip cloth pouch that doubles as a pen case as it keeps the planner clean.


To avail the Starbucks Planner, you know the drill: Fill out a promo card with 18 stickers by buying a combination of drinks from the holiday and regular beverage menu, and you get one planner.

Visit www.starbucks.ph; follow, www.facebook.com/StarbucksPhilippines; follow @starbucksph on Instagram, #StarbucksPlannnerPH, #StarbucksPlanner

Great gift for yourself or for your friends.



Give Life to Dreams: Fertility Awareness Month 2016

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In a country as populated as ours, Philippines now has reached about hundred million population, it would still surprise us that one in every ten couples would struggle with infertility issues. So with all the talks about family planning and birth control,we must not also forget the other side of the story wherein there are still loving couples who are responsible and have dreams of starting a family but are finding it hard to do so.  That is why infertility must also be talked about.  There's so much stigma that is surrounding this topic and there's so much embarrasment and mis-information which only means even more difficult for a family or even couples to  address this concern.  Because in many cases, there's something that can be done about infertility. It can be addressed and the dreams of couples and even families could build their own family and be realized. 
But of course the first step is understanding, so people must be reached by the message. That is why Merck Philip…

PRESS RELEASE:Discover a new world of learning with SMART DIGITAL CAMPUS

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Take a peek into the school of the future powered by superb business solutions with PLDT SME Nation’s Smart Digital Campus
Davao, 2016 – PLDT SME Nation, the market leader in providing the most innovative business solutions tailor-fit to every entrepreneur’s need, introduces Filipinos to a new and more integrated way of learning with Smart Digital Campus.


Specifically built for educational institutions, PLDT’s newest suite of wireless solutions redefines the learning experience for students, teachers and even parents with the most advanced digital platforms and Internet connectivity available today. Smart Digital Campus promises an affordable package equipped with monitoring and e-learning systems: Smart Gatekeeper, Smart Tracker and Smart E-Learning.
These three smart steps assure parents and teachers that students’ activities are secured and made more efficient from the moment they step in the campus until they get home. Smart Gatekeeper is an automated attendance monitoring solution…

PRESS RELEASE: Globe launches free eLibrary to benefit over 15M public school students nationwide

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Globe Telecom launches the Global Filipino School (GFS) Library coinciding with the National Teachers Day celebration.

Over a thousand educational e-books appropriate for K-12 learning will be made available to over 15 million public elementary and high school students and some 500,000 public school teachers nationwide beginning September 30 as part of the Global Filipino School (GFS) program of leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom.

The GFS Library launch coincides with the National Teachers Day celebration of the Department of Education (DepEd) at Ateneo de Manila University in Davao City where Globe is one of the participants.

“With the expansion of the Global Filipino Schools Program and awareness of the GFS Library around the country, public schools can more effectively make use of reading resources and promote digital learning to more students and teachers nationwide, particularly in schools where access to quality books is limited and usage of technology for learning is…

Press Release: Starbucks Unveils New Modern Tea Experience with Starbucks® Teavana™ Handcrafted Beverages and Full Leaf Tea Sachets in Asia

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Innovative iced beverages with bold, layered flavors now handcrafted at Starbucks® stores
Launch further strengthens Starbucks commitment to transform and rapidly grow the $125 billion global tea category
MANILA, September  – Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced the launch of Starbucks® Teavana™ Handcrafted Beverages and Full Leaf Tea Sachets as a core offering in more than 6,200 Starbucks stores across the China / Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines. This modern tea experience gives customers the opportunity to enjoy a range of unique iced and hot tea beverages with bold, layered flavors, handcrafted the way only Starbucks can, for the first time.
“The launch of Starbucks® Teavana™ brings an entirely new tea occasion specifically developed for our customers in Asia, who increasingly want new and different tastes and experiences,” said John Culver, group president, Starbucks Global Retail. ”With Starbucks® Teavana™, we see a tremendous opportunity to leverag…

Monday morning with Lotus Biscoff

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Today’s supposed to be grocery day.
I forgot again.
I’ve been so busy with work I often forget the other things I’m supposed to be doing. I need to start work early to do other necessities, groceries included.

I wear my eyeglasses as my laptop starts to boot up. I get up and start to make myself a hot cup of coffee. I then turn to the cupboards with little hope of finding anything left. 


I reach out farther, not able to see what I was even reaching out for because of the cupboard’s height compared to mine. I reach out a little more until I feel something wrapped in plastic. I take it out. I read the label as I walked back into the counter where I had placed my coffee. Lotus.

It was the biscuit I’ve received from last Saturdays event but never tasted. I sit back down, opened a pack and tasted it. I smiled as I heard a crunching sound and when the flavor dissolved into my taste buds. 

It was the perfect pair! Its sweetness complimented the bitterness of my coffee. 

I comfortably leaned back in…