Millennials today, are setting trends across all markets. In the realm of real estate, millennials’ needs and preferences are even prompting developers to build more vertical housing units that feature micro-condos.
To show just how versatile a micro-condo space  can be,  despite its size,  the Philippine School of Interior Design’s graduating batch of 2015 tackles its personalization with STUDIO24, an exhibit showcasing innovative design solutions that not only maximize the area but also cater to the taste of 24 different dweller archetypes.
Small Space Can Mean Big Potential
According to a study by Lamudi, 42% of the condo units for sale have a floor plan of 50sqm. or less. While the floor sizes decrease, the number of units in a building increases. Therefore, more tenants are accommodated. In exchange of proximity to lifestyle conveniences and the chance to actively socialize, first-time homeowners are choosing micro-condos over house  and lots in  the suburbs. 

Often, small condos carry the stigma of being cramped and limited. However, in the right hands micro-condos can be personalized  into a dream abode.   With micro-condos becoming the norm, adapting one’s style  to a small  space is more of an opportunity than a challenge. As long as the space is customized to fit the style and needs of the homeowner, the small size is of very little consequence.

A Legacy of Thinking outside the Box
For the past 48 years, The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID), has nurtured and taught countless interior designers who continue to make their mark here and abroad. In doing so, PSID fostered a legacy of taking unassuming spaces and turning them into the ideal nests. STUDIO24 utilizes twenty-four standard 24sqm.  spaces decked out in 24 popular trends  inspired by unique personality archetypes. Each of the 24 styles fall under 3 main categories. 

Ladies’ Lairs evoke the colorful activities and interests of today’s independent women. The styles under it include; The Pastry Chef, The Socialite, The Romantic Writer, The Artist, The Classy Dame, The Bachelorette, The Shy Violet, and The Comic Geek.

Meanwhile, Man Caves is geared towards the modern male who lives a well-rounded and active lifestyle. Listed under Man Caves are the following: The Refined Gentleman, The Gadget Freak, The Young Urban Professional, The Sports buff, The Travel Bug, The Anime Aficionado, The Goth, and The Old Collector.

Lastly, Perfect Pairings celebrate dynamic duos and the passions they pursue. This category houses the following styles: The Retirees, The Power Couple, The Newlyweds, The Backpackers, The Brothers in Arms, The Spinster Sisters, The Gay Bestfriends, and The College Buddies.
“We want to show that our budding designers can not only adapt to the new norm of micro-condos, they can use ingenious, imaginative,  and innovative design solutions that not only showcase their talent but also show dwellers how to transform their space,” shares Pojie Pambid, Dean of PSID. The exhibit runs from October 3-31 at Ronac Lifestyle Center along Paseo de Magallanes. 
PhilCare is bringing the first NFC-enabled HMO Card in the Philippines. As the next best thing in mobile transaction PhilCare continues in providing a much-needed upgrade in the way health care is delivered to thousand Filipinos.

This after the leading health care provider PhilCare came up and put in operation NFC-capable membership cards designed to make availment of health services from hospitals faster, more efficient, and close to paperless.

NFC-capable card means to do away with the usual tedious process of availing health services from health maintenance organization (HMO). With a single tap, hospitals and clinics can now determine coverage and benefits of  a member, as well as other details of the member's account.

Basic consultation and procedures will also be processed faster. since it will no longer require long waiting times just to confirm coverage.

What are the Benefits:

Convenient and efficient - be assured quick, efficient and accurate service with just one tap of your card on the NFC terminal

Easy viewing of membership benefits your eligibility status and membership benefits  are immediately confirmed

Real-time update of member records - patient information is updated in real time- the first of its kind in the Philippine health care industry

Quick approval od Letter of Authorization (LOA) requests - enjoy quick approval of LOA request for consultations and selected outpatient procedures

The new technology is the first of its kind in the Philippine health care industry and allows patient information to be updated in real time, ensuring quick, efficient, and accurate service. So what are you waiting for, get yours now! 

You may call them at 802-73-33 local 19224 from Mondays to Fridays, 9-5pm. You may also visit,
All of us are achievers, we want to be the best among the rest. Challenging ourselves to be a straight achiever is a great way to spend life. Living your life of countless feat is a life story worth sharing.  Be on top of life by keeping your brain on point, with the help of ATC Ginkgo Biloba.

What is ATC Ginkgo Biloba?

It is a dietary supplement that is called the “Brain Enhancer”. It contains Ginkgo Biloba which protects the brain from nerve damage that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and can also be a possible aid against Dementia. It helps retain good memory, sharpen your mind and avoid cognitive knowledge. 

It is used to help the circulation of brain to help fight the memory loss due to stroke, Alzheimer disease, and dementia. 

Is ATC Ginkgo Biloba Safe?

Yes, because it's a herbal product that helps increase blood flow to the brain.

What is the Dosage?

As dietary supplement, you may take 3 soft gels a day, after meals with warm water.

To help you giving the best information, consult your doctor about your health condition before trying any product that you may start using to avoid unnecessary problems using the product.

Be a life achiever with the help of ATC Ginkgo Biloba.  #ATChealthcare @atchealthcareph #ATCGinkgoBiloba #TheBrainEnhancer

ATC Ginkgo Biloba is available in all Mercury Drug and leading drugstores nationwide for P 6.00 per capsule. For inquiries, you may contact ATC Healthcare at these numbers: 516-8888, 0909-3333333 or 0917-5623333.
Hello  ka-Panatag Moms!

I would like to share to you the Lactum 3+/6+'s latest promo, 100% Fun Mealtime Transformation.  It's a creative way to transform healthy food into a fun and nourishing meal with the help of Lactum 3+/6+.

Winners will get a chance to win Electrolux appliances and Judy Ann's Kitchen cookbooks, autographed by Panatag Mom, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo!


To join, just upload your own #FunMealtimeTransformation in Facebook or Instagram based on the given inspiration and caption it with #FunMealtimeTransformation. Email the link to with your details and wait for 24-48 hours to see it in the gallery in

Inspirations and submission period are posted on the following dates:

Post 1 - September 1-23
Post 2 - October 1-23

Check out below the sample entries...


20 winners will each receive Electrolux kitchen appliances worth Php20,000 plus Judy Ann's Kitchen Cookbook and 100 winners will get signed Judy Ann's Kitchen cookbook.

Watch the video below;

For more details about the promo, you may visit
MANILA, Philippines – Shared experiences between parent and child — whether it is reading together, playing outside, or sharing meals — play an important part in the child’s development.

They help him grow mentally, emotionally, and socially, and seal the bond between parent and child through memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Last August 29, Friso held the second and last leg of their Experience Camp FunRaiders event at the atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City. 

Experience Camp FunRaiders is an event organized by Friso aimed at enabling parents and their children to share a fun afternoon of experiences, something Friso greatly advocates. It also demonstrated Friso’s commitment to help parent and child grow better together through bonding and spending time with each other. 

The atrium of Shangri-La Plaza Mall was transformed into a jungle safari that parents and their kids explored part by part for a fun afternoon of activities, learning, and bonding.

August 29 saw a full afternoon of activities for parents and kids with the help of event partners The Learning Library, KidzArt, Mizuno, and JoomaJam.

The Learning Library led a safari-themed storytelling activity. Storytelling helps a child develop language skills and teaches them to appreciate literature. It also helps sharpen their memory and opens them up to new worlds. Storytelling is a great way to teach children about history and values.

KidzArt conducted arts and crafts activities for the budding artists. Arts and crafts help children develop pattern recognition, sequence detection, and spatial rotation, according to This means that while kids get creative, they are sharpening skills needed for Math. Using the hands to create also improves motor skills.

Mizuno kept the parents and kids in running and kicking form with fun soccer drills. Active children are more likely to grow into active and physically healthy adults. Aside from having a healthy heart, they will also have better coordination and balance, sleep, and social skills. Parents need exercise to stay healthy for their kids, too!

JoomaJam provided space for the children to sing and dance. Music plays a very crucial role in the development of a child’s social skills. From being an inner experience, it becomes a shared experience, especially when they sing together. According to Paul Madaule of The Listening Centre, music increases children’s desire to “listen more, learn more, and know more.”

Developmental pediatrician Dr. Jack Herrin’s talk was called “Experience More Together.” 

He spoke on the importance of shared experiences between parent and child, and its impact on the child’s development. By “shared experiences,” this means parents are offline and focused on their child. 

Being physically present around the child is not enough. It is important to communicate to the child; talk to him/her. Speaking to a child — without the distraction of digital devices — teaches him more words and increases his IQ, something he will benefit from for the rest of his life. It’s a challenge for busy parents to make time for this, but it is a challenge worth dealing with.

Friso also did the soft launch of, a rewards program aimed at giving moms membership into a community where they can share tips and experiences with each other. 

Friso encouraged participants to post photos on Twitter using the hash tags #ExperienceMoreTogether and #FrisoFunRaiders. Five winning posts were picked towards the end of the event. Each of the five winners received three 45g sachets of Friso Four.

The event closed at 6:00 PM. A total of 73 moms and 82 kids came to share the Experience Camp FunRaiders experience.

For more information on Friso and Friso Moms, please visit or visit our Facebook page at or call the Friso Nutriline at (02) 63-(FRISO) 37476.

Follow us also on Twitter and Instagram (@friso_ph) for the latest news, product updates, events announcements, and special promotions about Friso Philippines.
Philips AVENT is proud to announce the launch of COMFORTABLE ANYWHERE. As part of its commitment to help breastfeeding mothers.

With its campaign, COMFORTABLE ANYWHERE: Breastfeeding at Work, it encourages offices across the country to make it easier and more comfortable for moms to breastfeed in the workplace by setting up breastfeeding rooms. The activity coincides with World Breastfeeding Month in the Philippines. 

“At Philips AVENT we’re committed to supporting parents and their babies, giving them the best start in life to set the stage for healthy futures.  We know that most new moms want to breastfeed their baby because they believe it’s healthier for them. “ 

- RJ Buenaventura, General Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle.

Philips AVENT recommends that a mother should exclusively feeds her child on breast milk for the first six months. For the working mom, expressing milk at the work place is often difficult. This is very challenging for moms when returning to work and when their workplace have no good facilities where to do it. These is the sign that mothers are lacking support to balance their careers and breastfeeding.

Fostering work environments is the possible solution to balance the demands of breastfeeding and work, mothers will be more productive and able to continue their career pursuits, and their children will benefit directly with improved health and well-being.

The COMFORTABLE ANYWHERE advocacy also supports a government directive (RA No. 10028) which mandates every health and non-health institutions to have a breastfeeding room or lactation station. 

It was launched in a gathering of media, homemakers and potential corporate partners. During the event, Dr. Seizan Marie “Yogi” Reyes, a physician, mother of three and breastfeeding advocate, tell us the importance of breastfeeding at home and at work.

As part of the advocacy, Philips encourages corporate offices to sign up for the COMFORTABLE ANYWHERE program where Philips can help design ideal breastfeeding spaces and also give
support to moms in that workplace through Philips AVENT breastfeeding packs.  

To be part of the COMFORTBLE ANYWHERE advocacy, email Lester Hernandez at For more information on Philips AVENT, log on to or check the Philips AVENT Philippines facebook fan page.