May 24, 2017

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder

I'm a very protective mom, to the point of becoming a helicopter mom, especially when it comes to health, safety and security of my three children.

My husband and I have a history of asthma when we were kids. I'm particularly careful when buying baby powder so as not to trigger any allergic or astmatic reaction to my kids. Aside from that, my kids' pediatrician Dr. Leyva actually discouraged the use baby powder to Julia, Rafael and Juan because as she said, 'In the Philippines, most baby powder (if not all) contains TALC.  Talc, by the way, is an ingredient that has been the subject of debate and lawsuits in the US because of its supposed cancer-causing effects.

I was sad when Dr. Leyva told us to discontinue using baby powder because let's face it, it helps alleviate heat especially during summer. Today I'm happy to announce  and share with you  a new product offering of Belo Baby - BELO BABY TALC-FREE POWDER. This product gives me joy and peace of mind because it is all-natural with 0% harmful chemicals just like the other Baby Belo products that are crafted with care for babies and the whole family.

Let me count the reasons why I'm loving  Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder:

1.  It is certified hypoallergenic.
2. It is dermatologist-tested and carefully formulated without talc, gluten, phthalates, parabens, dyes, and most common allergens.
3.  It smells naturally good even twins Julia and Rafel finds it chic and cool to use and bring to school.
4.  It is safe for sensitive skin so I'm relieved that my youngest son Juan can now use powder again.
5.  It is crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms like me.
6.  It is made from  all natural and finely milled rice and maize
7.  The price is affordable, PhP 219.75 at 65 grams,
8,  It comes with a free puff

I love using Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder especially now that it is extremely hot but don't just take my word, go ahead get yourself one. It now available in leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide. You can also buy now here: shop/Belo/category/belo-baby  and enjoy FREE delivery until May 31 with a minimum purchase. Belo Baby Talc-free Powder also comes in a very cute packaging that already includes a soft puff.

To learn more  about Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder and #BeloBaby by visiting, FB: belobabylove, Twitter: @belobabylove, IG: @belobabylove.

May 23, 2017


Maintaining a cheerful disposition in this high-tech, fast paced life is difficult especially when you're active in social media. There are plenty of rules that one must follow so as not to get into trouble and later on be sued for libel.

For bloggers like me who wish to be on a safe side or if you are a victim of cyber-bullying and planning of suing someone, feel free to read this article I copied at 


Published material meeting three conditions: The material is defamatory either on its face or indirectly; The defamatory statement is about someone who is identifiable to one or more persons; and, The material must be distributed to someone other than the offended party; i.e. published; distinguished from slander.

Criminal Law. A malicious defamation expressed either in printing or writing or by signs or pictures, tending to blacken the memory of one who is dead, with intent to provoke the living; or the reputation of one who is alive and to expose him to public hatred, contempt or ridicule. It has been defined perhaps with more precision to be a censorious or ridiculous writing, picture or sign, made with a malicious or mischievous intent.

In briefly considering this offence, we will inquire: 1. By what mode of expression a libel may be conveyed; 2. Of what kind of defamation it must consist; 3. How plainly it must be expressed; 4. What mode of publication is essential.

The reduction of the slanderous matter to writing or printing, is the most usual mode of conveying it. The exhibition of a picture, intimating that which in print would be libelous, is equally criminal. Fixing a gallows at a man's door, burning him in effigy or exhibiting him in any ignominious manner, is a libel.

There is perhaps no branch of the law which is so difficult to reduce to exact principles or to compress within a small compass as the requisites of a libel. All publications denying the Christian religion to be true; all writings subversive of morality and tending to inflame the passions by indecent language, are indictable at common law. In order to constitute a libel, it is not necessary that anything criminal should be imputed to the party injured; it is enough if the writer has exhibited him in a ludicrous point of view; has pointed him out as an object of ridicule or disgust; has, in short, done that which has a natural tendency to excite him to revenge.

If the matter be understood as scandalous and is calculated to excite ridicule or abhorrence against the party intended, it is libelous, however it may be expressed.

The malicious reading of a libel to one or more persons, it being for sale on the shelves in a bookstore; and where the defendant directed the libel to be printed, took away some and left others; these several acts have been held to be publications. The sale of each copy, where several copies have been sold, is a distinct publication and a fresh offence.

The publication must be malicious; evidence of the malice may be either express or implied. Express proof is not necessary for where a man publishes a writing which on the face of it is libelous, the law presumes he does so from that malicious intention which constitutes the offence and it is unnecessary for the prosecution to prove any circumstance from which malice may be inferred. But no allegation, however false and malicious, contained in answers to interrogatories, in affidavits duly made or any other proceedings, in courts of justice or petitions to the legislature, are indictable. It is no defence that the matter published is part of a document printed by order of the house of commons.

The publisher of a libel is liable to be punished criminally by indictment or is subject to an action on the case by the party grieved. Both remedies may be pursued at the same time.

Practice. A libel has been defined to be 'the plaintiff's petition or allegation, made and exhibited in a judicial process, with some solemnity of law;' it is also, said to be 'a short and well ordered writing, setting forth in a clear manner, as well to the judge as to the defendant, the plaintiff's or accuser's intention in judgment.' It is a written statement by a plaintiff, of his cause of action and of the relief he seeks to obtain in a suit.

May 22, 2017

Cake Boss Baking Demo with Chef Dorothy Ferreria at True Value Shang

Cake Boss, the world’s hottest and awesome deluxe bakeware products and decorating tools by talian-American celebrity Chef Buddy Valastro, the popular head baker of Carlo’s Bakery in New Jersey and Cake Boss Café’ in Times Square, New York, recently held a baking demo in True Value Robinson’s Shangri-La with none other than Chef Dorothy Ferreria of Dorothy’s Cooking School. 

Chef Dorothy whipped up sweet treats and delicious desserts while showcasing Cake Boss product durability and convenience for the modern Filipino home kitchen during the demo. The event was hosted by actor, chef and Ultimate Male Survivor of StarStruck, Steven Silva.

Cake Boss is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Much Prosperity Trading International, Inc. (MPTII). They offes a wide variety of premium and deluxe bakeware products and decorating tools to cover the baking needs of Filipinos. 

As part of its “Bake Like the Boss” baking demo series will also be held in other True Value and True Home branches in Metro Manila.  For more information about Cake Boss products and events, visit the official Facebook page – Cake Boss  Bakeware PH and @cakebossbakewareph on Instagram. For inquiries, you can email or visit

May 21, 2017

Black and White

It's summer and swimsuits in different styles are plastered all around. I wanted to post a super daring photo but I can't since I have conseravative children ðŸ˜ðŸ˜¬ðŸ˜†.

This photo was taken by my husband  at Hotel Jen last year. As soon as I got home, I sent it to my guru and adviser Nora, and ask her if "malaswa" (obscene). Since Nora is conservative like my children, she politely said no the idea of posting it in social media.

But what the heck, we only live once, so here courageously posting this black and white photo that would have been here a year ago.

Let me know your thoughts by commenting below, malaswa ba?

"Life for me is either black or white. 
You can either choose to live joyfully or gloomy."
- Joy Mendiola
May 18, 2017

May 20, 2017

Carl Schmidt Sohn Cooking Demo with Chef Jam Melchor

Carl Schmidt Sohn, premium German knives and kitchenware brand is now in the Philippines and is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Much Prosperity Trading International, Inc. (MPTII). 

They held a cooking demo in True Value Shangri- La earlier today as part of its “Solingia” cooking demo series to be held in different True Value and True Home branches in Metro Manila, 

The cooking demo was facilitated by Chef Jam Melchor, owner of Heathy Eats Manila and was hosted by Steven Silva (actor, chef and Ultimate Male Survivor of StarStruck).

Chef Jam prepared mouthwatering dishes while showcasing the outstanding durability, elegant designs and premium quality of the different Carl Schmidt Sohn products used during the demo.

Carl Schmidt Sohn products are made in Solingen, the knife manufacturing center of Germany where about 90% of premium knives and kitchenware around the world are produced. It has been making quality knives since 1829. Carl Schmidt Sohn has been expanding into houseware category with focus on knives and kitchenware that perfectly meet the kitchen needs of Filipinos.

For more than 180 years, Carl Schmidt Sohn continues to create quality products with classic German craftsmanship. It is exported in various parts of the world like Cyprus, Hong Kong and China.

For more information about Carl Schmidt Sohn products, visit the official Facebook page – Carl Schmidt Sohn PH and @carlschmidt1829 on Instagram. For inquiries, you can email or visit