December 10, 2018

CMSHS GPTA 2018-2019 Luau Christmas Party

The recently concluded CMSHS GPTA 2018-2019 Luau Christmas Party was a fun and funny night as the Proud Parents of mga Batang MandSci took time off from their busy schedules as they danced and laughed the night away.


"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, 
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." 
-Norman Vincent Peale

December 8, 2018

Julia and Rafael at 16

Sometimes the best plan is having no plans at all. This is what happened for my twin kids' 16th Birthday. They originally both wanted to stay overnight in a hotel with their friends. I already booked 2 suite rooms 6 months prior to December 8. Two weeks before their birthday, Rafael told me he wanted to have a party. I asked Julia if she wants a party as well. Her reply, "whatever Bober wants".

They both left all the details of the party to me - the venue, the theme, the food. They took care of the list of people to invite. Dad took care of the payment .😁😁

It was a rush and a simple party but I'm sure Julia and Rafael at 16 was a successful celebration since the people close to them were there to celebrate with us.

Special mention goes to my friend, Engr. Edwin Francia, for taking care of the e-invite and the photo booth Just Shoot Me Ph; Keiran Tumpalan and Julian Somcio of War N' Wager for the live music; My niece Meeca Ocuaman for the beautiful song, and everybody who took time out for this very special day of El and Ia.


"I always was looking for the purpose in my life.
When I had Ia and El I found it. 
The pure joy of just being a mother to them 
is enough to say, I am blessed."
- Joy Mendiola
December 8, 2018

December 6, 2018

Congressman Teodorico Haresco Jr.

An afternoon of buffet lunch and a getting-to-know session with Congressman Teodorico Haresco Jr. happened this afternoon at Dad's West Ave.

Representative Haresco is a proud Ilonggo. He is popularly called  Nonong Haresco and he is from Aklan who has authored thirty three (33) House Measures and co-authored thirty one (31) House Measures. He is running again for the next election for the same position.

About Congressman Teodorico Haresco Jr.:

He finished Engineering and Accounting in Dela Salle University with honors.  Completed his M.A. in International Economics at the McGill University in Canada. He participated in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development- International Trade Center in Switzerland. He is the only Visayan and Aklanon to receive the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Businessman of The Year in 2007 and the Deutch Bank Banker of the Year in 2005. He was People Asia's Person of the Year in 2008 and one of the Modern Day Heroes in 2008. He was cited in the book celebratig 347 years of Philippine-British Relations. His company WINSOURCE Solutions Inc. has been a five-time recipient of the Queens Awards for Entreprise. He conceptualized President's Bridge Programme (PBP). PBP is a very successful reengineering model in the Philippines being duplicated in Sri Lanka, Papa New Guinea, Cambodia, Siberia and other Asian countries. He is the principal developer of a nationwide scholarship fund for the slain journalists and has put 34 young scholars through school since 2007.


About Aklan Legislative Districts:

The Legislative Districts of Aklan is the representation of the Province of Aklan in the Philippine House of Representatives. The province is currently represented in the lower house of the Congress of the Philippines through its first and second districts. Prior to electing its own representative for the first time in 1957, the province was represented as part of the second and third districts of Capiz. From 1978 to 1984 it was part of the representation of Region VI. Aklan has 2 legislative districts signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

December 3, 2018

Christmas Shines at Bayview Park Hotel

Standing proud and strong for 75 years, Bayview Park Hotel Manila is one of the most famous and most sought-after destination for travelers here and abroad. 

Earlier this morning John and I witnessed third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony headed by Bayview General Manager, Mr. Eugene T. Yap

The lobby of the hotel is filled with guests (both young and old), decorative gifts, toys, candies, and of course, a huge Christmas Tree.  

As celebration, Mr. Eugene Yap, has invited the Shepherdine Children’s Choir. They serenaded the crowd with their angelic voices, sung carols that surely brought back wonderful memories of the audience consisting of hotel guests, bloggers and media personnel.

They introduced the 13 lovely candidates for their first ever Ms. Bayview Park Hotel consisting of selected employees. They will be competing for a “Best in Gown” and a “Popularity Award”, through Facebook-likes voting.


Bayview Park Hotel
1118 Roxas Boulevard, cor United Nations Avenue, 
Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 526 1555

#ChristmasShinesatBayview   #ILoveBayview #BayviewChristmasTree 
#BayviewParkHotel #ILoveBayviewParkHotel   #YourHomeByTheBay 

November 30, 2018

SDO Mandaluyong Stakeholders Convergence 2018

The recently concluded SDO Mandaluyong Stakeholders Convergence  2018 was a success with the participation of all the people involved from SDO-Manduyong with Dr. Nanette L. Losaria, our OIC-SDS, to all SDO employees, principals, teachers, school staff, students and parents.

I am happy to have graced this event, along with Sir Erick Mendiola (Mandsci Principal) Sir Jun Medrano (MandSci Adopt-a-School Coordinator), Ma’am Elizabeth Panganiban, (Mandsci GPTA President), and my hubby John (Mandsci GPTA Vice President)

Seeing our beloved teachers, Ma'am Winnie Lopez-Cruz and Sir Mac Kakalikasan, hosting the event made me so proud. Ma'am Winnie and Sir Mac are two of the nicest teachers in Mandsci.

What made the day even more amazing is meeting the three former principals of MandSci, Sir Henry Sabidong, Dr. Teresita Evangelista and Dr. Corazon Regino.