Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sinulog 2018 Schedule of Activities

SINULOG 2018 Schedule of Activities
(as of December 9, 2017)
* bookmark this page for Sinulog 2018 live coverage on January 21, 2018

Sinulog 2018 - Photo by: Sinulog Foundation Inc. 
The biggest and grandest festival in the Philippines in honour of Señor Santo Niño is celebrated every third weekend of January. This 2018, the Sinulog Grand Parade will be on January 21, 2018 (Sunday).

Taken during the Sinulog Novena Mass 2016 at Basilica del Santo Niño
Taken during the Sinulog Novena Mass 2016 at Basilica del Santo Niño

January 11, 2018 (Thursday) - Opening Salvo

January 11-19, 2018 - Novenario Days * Stay tuned for Sinulog 2018 Novena Mass Schedule

January 20, 2018 (Saturday) - Visperas, Fluvial Procession, Solemn Procession

Sinulog 2018 - Solemn Procession Route. Photo by:

January 21, 2018 (Sunday) - Sinulog Grand Parade (Fiesta Señor 2018)

Sinulog 2018 - Carousel Route. Photo by:

January 26, 2018 (Friday) - Adlaw sa Hubo 

Schedule Source: Councilor Dave Tumulak Facebook Page

Below are my photos of Sinulog 2016:

During the Grand Parade.
During the Grand Parade. Can you see me? Ha ha ha ha!
Sinulog 2016.
With my friends Jay Dequito together with Celine and Minette from
With my friends Jay Dequito together with Celine and Minette from

Crowd at the General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City around 5pm during the Sinulog Grand Parade.
The crowd at the General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City around 5pm during the Sinulog Grand Parade.
For more updates about the Sinulog Festival, please visit the Sinulog Foundation Inc.  links below:

Social Media: Facebook

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

AirAsia adds more domestic flights to/from Clark Airport

AirAsia adds more domestic flights to/from Clark Airport

Promo fares from as low as P990 for Clark to Iloilo, Tacloban and Puerto Princesa are now up for grabs via today

CLARK PAMPANGA, 26 November 2017 AirAsia is flying to brand new destinations from and to Clark Airport in Pampanga starting next year. The world’s best low cost carrier for nine consecutive years will begin to fly from Clark to Palawan, Iloilo, and Tacloban starting January 26, 2018 with introductory fares now on sale from as low as P990 only.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “We feel strongly about supporting the growth and development of cities outside Metro Manila by providing more options and added convenience for travellers to fly to their desired destinations without going to the main airport in Manila. AirAsia’s newest flights from Clark bring brighter, bigger, and better opportunities for Northern and Central Luzon.”

To celebrate, AirAsia is offering promo fares from as low as P990, all-in, and up for grabs now until December 10, 2017 at for travel period between January 26, 2018 to January 31, 2019.

Clark - Puerto Princesa and Clark – Iloilo routes will operate three times a week or every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday while Clark – Tacloban route is every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

AirAsia also flies to Davao, Kalibo, and Caticlan from Clark International Airport using Airbus 320s that can accommodate up to 180 passengers. Aside from Clark, AirAsia also offers flights to Iloilo, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa from the airline’s hub in Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

About AirAsia

AirAsia, the world’s leading low-cost carrier, services an extensive network of over 120 destinations across Asia Pacific. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 400 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the US. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards nine times in a row from 2009 to 2017. AirAsia was also awarded World's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth consecutive year at the 2016 World Travel Awards, where it beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World's Leading Inflight Service.

Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via twitter (@AirAsiaFilipino), Facebook ( and on Instagram (@AirAsiaFilipino). /PR

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MFGM: The Latest Breakthrough in IQ and EQ Development

A child’s first five years of life provides the most exciting moments for parents. Every triumph—from saying his first word and making his first step to dancing, singing, or telling a story—becomes a milestone worth celebrating because it shows how much potential the child can achieve in the future.

That is why most parents exert great efforts to provide proper nutrition that can help with their child’s physical and mental growth especially during the first five years of life when 90% of brain development happens. And the latest breakthrough in pediatric nutrition may just offer parents the help they need.

The milk component is known as MFGM, or milk fat globule membrane is a tri-layer complex component rich in proteins that have been proven in studies to support the cognitive development of infants. Another study reveals that MFGM contributes in the behavioural or EQ development of children.

Studies have shown that the introduction of MFGM in supplemental milk for infants and children can improve standard milk formula, making it closely similar with the gold standard in pediatric nutrition.

Tore Jasper Anderson, one of the leading experts on MFGM, said that the naturally-occurring milk compound will forever change the landscape of pediatric nutrition. “This is not just about replicating one of the crucial milk compounds. It is about successfully extracting MFGM and introducing it to milk formula to maximize its efficacy for the development of our children,” said Anderson.

The first five years of a child’s life are the most important in brain development. During this period, a child’s brain grows to 90 percent of its adult size, so providing nutrients and components that will support brain development is important.

A study published by Dr Niklas Timby of Umea University in Sweden further corroborated the positive effects of MFGM on cognitive development among infants. The study showed that infants fed with MFGM-enriched milk had significantly higher cognitive scores compared to infants who were fed a formula without MFGM. Also, this cognitive score was not different from result report for breastfed infants.

Another study of Timby on the effects of MFGM also showed that the compound is likewise beneficial to strengthening children’s immune system.  It was found that milk formula added with MFGM fraction have reduced the incidence of acute otitis media and episodes of bloody diarrhoea in infants.  A different study conducted by Genevieve Veereman-Wauters established that children who consumed formula enriched with MFGM demonstrated significantly improved parent-reported scores for behavioural regulation compared to children receiving control formula without MFGM enrichment2.

The benefits that MFGM provide truly ushers in a new era in pediatric healthcare and nutrition, giving parents and paediatricians more ways of helping prepare and protect children for tomorrow’s challenges. /PR