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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bong Tan: Every bottle of Tanduay is made of Green Intentions

Tanduay president Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. has been actively supporting grassroots sports. Beyond sports, Tan is also passionate about green initiatives. He himself was on top of the transformation to a zero-waste facility of Absolut Distillers, Tanduay’s alcohol distillery based in LianBatangas. The facility bagged numerous environmental awards, including the prestigious Green Apple Awards, an annual international campaign to recognize, reward and promote environmental best practices around the world. Absolut Distillers is the only local distillery to have received this award up to this day. The company likewise has since been a recipient of awards by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their outstanding environment conservation practices.     
“We understand the need to lessen our impact by making our operations cleaner and greener. We do not just want to make the best rhum in the Philippines, but we want everyone to know that our rhum is made with good intentions and we hope to improve our operations year after year,” Tan continued, adding that, they have started investing in solar energy as a cleaner alternative as well. “We want our consumers to know that every bottle of Tanduaythat they drink is made from green intentions and green energy.”

The Tanduay president further shared that the concern for the environment sprang from the knowledge that the distillery industry is considered as one of the dirtiest. “Before we took over Tanduay, there have been cases filed against its practices pertaining to pollution. We said, let us clean up first. We started investing in technologies that we are using in our Absolut distillery in Batangas in order to reduce our carbon footprint. It was a long process, and we did it.” 
Now, Tan would like to bring public attention to a project he started in 2011 to protect what little is left of the old Boracay. The island has been noted as one of the world’s top destinations,but it has encountered controversy lately due to the amount of pollution that has been plaguing the once-pristine paradise. There are talks of a government shutdown to tourists in order to rehabilitate the natural landscape. Tan pioneered the project “Roots for Boracay” to save the last mangroves in the island.“When we first got there, we already saw the amount of solid waste that lay among the mangroves. Before we started reforesting the area, we needed to have it cleaned up,” Tan revealed.
He noted that if the mangroves have not been cut down indiscriminately, the problems being faced by Boracay today would have been much lesser. There would be no need to set up expensive artificial waste treatment facilities for the island’s recovery, as the mangrove roots will naturally filter water waste. According to him, Boracay is far from any of his business interests, but the need to respond to an impending crisis was what drove him to act. 
“It took awhile to bring together the various people who will help us in our quest to get hold of the right to implement our project to clean up and re-plant in order to stop the continuous degradation of the mangroves in that area of Boracay,” Tan further related.    
But Tan had the right man on his side to make sure his visions will be realized. Gerry Tee is the chief operating officer of Absolut Distillers. He is the same person with whom his father Lucio Tan Sr. entrusted the green transformation of the Batangasalcohol distillery. With the help of Tee, they engaged the Tan Yan Kee Foundation led by Philip Sing to gather a 200-strong workforce that began the clean up efforts in Barangay ManocManoc, where the mangroves are located. They have gathered four truckloads of garbage by the time they finish cleaning the mangroves area.
“To protect Boracay, it is important to go down to its roots. In this case, we seek the last frontier of Boracay – the mangroves. It is where the fish and other sea creatures get nutrientsit is where life starts. Without the mangroves, the island would also cease to exist, as it protects the island from typhoons. The beautiful fine white sand will go back to the sea because their roots are the ones holding the island together,” Tee explained.
He added that aside from building the infrastructures and replanting mangroves, the mission of the project is to showcase that part of Boracay that is often neglected, so people can know what it takes to protect the beaches that tourists love so much.    
The project had partnered with the local government unit, the DENR and concerned non-government organizations to come up with a sustainable development in the area which involves the locals, educating them about the importance of the mangroves to their island. “So much has been cut down to make way for real estate, others cut them down for firewood. A portion is also dying out, because a road development cut off water supply. With Roots For Boracay, people have begun to understand what needs to be done,” said Tee.
The Tanduay executives underscored that it is not about the company, which has also instituted other environmental campaigns in partnership with the Tan Yang Kee Foundationsuch as The Canopy Project, which replants trees in the denuded forests in the North. “Boracay is only part of the market for Tanduay, we are more concerned about our legacy. It is not about Tanduay, it is about the locals – their subsistence, their livelihood, and their existence. Tanduay is just there as a vehicle to raise awareness,” Tee said.  
They cautioned that if the lack of concern for the environment continues in the name of profit, Boracay will not be the only one. “If Boracay is closed down, people will move on to Palawan. This has happened before, just look at how Matabungkay deteriorated,” Tee admonished. “The issue is lack of awareness, and we are trying to address that with our project.”  
They said that the plans of shutting down Boracay will hurt a lot, but from their perspective of what they have seen in the mangrove forest, it could be a one-step-backward, two-steps-forward situation. “It is about moving forward, and we can all help in our own little way, by doing things like picking up a cigarette butt and not throwing your garbage just anywhere,Tee said. 
“It was a directive from the Chairman, Mr. Lucio Tan to follow the concept of sustainable development, where we do not profit at the expense of the environment. We make sure that everything we do is about reducing our carbon footprint and become more independent from the environment where we do not use to dump our waste,“ Tee further shared.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Prom Dress Guide for Working Moms

Happy new year everyone! January came by so fast, I didn't even notice its already almost the last week. Next week will be February already, and I'm sure a lot of teens would already be looking form prom dresses for their most awaited prom night. So moms out there here are some tips that could help you in finding your daughter's best prom dress.

1. FIT: In anything we wear, one of the first things to check is its fit. If the clothes is too tight or too loose will have an effect on the over all look of the dress. So, it is important to know your body shape, and what style of dress would be most appropriate. 
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Here's a guide from
2. COLOR: Another thing to consider is the color or shade of the dress and how it would complement the skin's complexion. The pantone of the year is ULTRA VIOLET and it could be one of the choices you and your daughter would want to consider. You may want to look into the basic color wheel and look if the dress would compliment each other.
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3. LENGTH: Dresses come in different lengths and it would depend on what your daughter wants. But it would also be best to consider your daughter's height and the height of the shoe she's going to wear. A long gown would look perfect in a tall, slim girl while a petite girl would look fabulous in a empire cut long or short dress. 
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4. ENJOY! Finding the perfect dress for your daughter is an experience worth having. Go through the struggles and joys of finding the perfect dress and it would definitely add up to the moment being unforgettable. 

For more ideas on prom dresses, watch this video from Milly Bridal and choose your favorite style! 

Crochet Hair: Fun Style for your Hair this 2018

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. 

I have had short hair, long hair, permed, relaxed, and straighten hair before. But when I got pregnant, I was not able to have my hair treated so I had my natural wavy hair. After giving birth, I could no longer find the will to have my hair treated again cause one, it's expensive, and two, I did not know what I wanted to do with it. haha!

After four years of being a mom, I have come to love my naturally wavy (sometimes curly) unruly hair. And one of my ways of taming my hair is braiding it! Yes! BRAIDS! Oh how I love braids cause it puts my hair in place, and its so cute in casual or even formal events, plus it sets my hair into better looking curls.

As I was learning to do braids in the internet, I came across DIVATRESS. Divatress is a beauty e-commerce company that offers thousands of wigs and hair care products. They are a leading company which offers to a wide range of clients like stylists, beauticians, students, and even to working or stay-at-home moms!

It was so amazing to see their collections of crochet hair. It was a first for me to see crochet hairs but it definitely looked cool and unique. Here are some samples of their crochet braids that I love.

I would give this a try sometime, but I need to get my hair to grow a little bit longer. This is really a discovery for me cause I think this style hasn't been popular in the Philippines just yet. So if you're looking for unique hair styles and amazing products head on to and feast your eyes on their products!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Flaunt that Dress with PickedLooks

Prom Dresses I love to wear dresses on ordinary days. As a teacher, I prefer wearing dressing because it is comfy and stylish. I can wear it during casual days, during special occasions, and of course, glamorous days. In the business that we are in right now, there are days that we need to wear fabulous gowns and elegant dresses. As I surf through the net for elegant and unique designs. I came across these wonderful dresses from PickedLooks. I looke through their collections and found a handful of my favorite dresses. Hopefully, I could wear one of my choices during our business convention or recognition. Look at my favorite choices here:

V-neck Tulle Detachable Appliques Lace Long Sleeve Ball Dresses
I love the color of the dress and how it can be worn 2 in 1. I can wear during a recognition night and the other one during important dinners. :)

The details are amazing, and I am totally into low back dresses. 

This is also another dress I was amazed with because of the intricate details at the back.
Nicest Sweep Train Appliques Lace Pink Chiffon V-neck Ball Dresses

Did you notice I love light colored dresses? I like the pastel and lgiht colors because I think its refreshing and sweet to the eyes. There are a wide variety of prom dresses, evening dresses, and ball dresses, so check out their site!

Share with me your top three dresses! I will wait for it!:) Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Robert Laurel Yupangco for Asia HR Expo 2016

Robert Laurel Yupangco for Asia HR Expo 2016

When it comes to handling and recruiting people, Mr. Robert Laurel Yupangco of Yupangco Group of Companies is the expert with manpower distribution to his 6 theme parks, 4 restaurants, more than 100 branches of Yamaha Music School, Finance company and more.

On September 16, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig from 8:30AM to 6PM, the first conference  to discuss the "Digital Talent Acquisition" will be here under Asia HR Expo 2016 brought to us by TAG Media and Public Relations with the objective to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in ASEAN region and beyond.

Mr. Robert Yupangco will be in a panel discussion and round table discussion along with leaders such as the country head of, Assistant Vice President for Recruitment of Teledevelopment, Vice President of Concepcion Carriers, Country Head of Bestjobs and many more.

Theme Parks under Yupangco Group is under Zoomanity Group which is composed of Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Loboc, Bohol, Nanten Japanese Restaurant inside Manila Polo Club, Makati, Misono Japanese Restaurant in Bel Air, Makati and more.

TAG Media and Public Relations is the marketing arm of Zoomanity Group. For details, contact You can check more about Zoomanity Group via their website:

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