Friday, April 17, 2015

You have MediCard – Why worry?: 7 Reasons why Medicard is one of the strongest HMOs in the Philippines

I and my wife have been a freelancers for quite some time and honestly, we have earned more compared to working at full-time jobs. But recently, we both agreed that one of the things we miss out on is the benefits of having a health card. Having one provides more security for me and my wife especially because health issues are always unpredictable.

Three years ago, my wife and I planned a trip to Boracay for my birthday and, unexpectedly, my son got sick and became hospitalized. We had to cancel our trip. We had no choice because, bottom line, family and their health comes first. Its implications - we were not able to use the plane fare to Boracay and the accommodation arrangements for the trip. Plus, we had to pay the hospital bills.



Back then, we could have really used some health care service like MediCard. If we didn't have any second thoughts we would have availed of it back then, especially for our son.

I know that there are many health care service providers available but among them, Medicard is one of the strongest in the industry.


7 Reasons why Medicard is one of the strongest HMOs in the Philippines:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Transcript of Lee Hsien Loong's Address | Lee Kuan Yew Passes Away

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation of Singapore this morning at 8am, following the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Here is the English transcript of PM Lee's address. The transcript is based on this video of his address in Malay, Chinese in English.


Transcript of Lee Hsien Loong's Address


"The first of our founding fathers is no more. He inspired us, gave us courage, kept us together and brought us here. He fought for our independence, built our nation where there was none and made us proud to be Singaporeans. We won’t see another man like him. To many Singaporeans, and, indeed, others, too, Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore.

As Prime Minister he pushed us hard, to achieve what had seemed to be impossible. After he stepped down, he guided his successors with wisdom and tact. In old age, he continued to keep a watchful eye on Singapore. Singapore was his abiding passion. He gave of himself in full measure to Singapore. As he himself put it towards the end of his life,

Friday, December 26, 2014

Fisher Farms Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus for the Holidays

Move on over ham and lechon, our family enjoyed a healthier kind of Noche Buena this year as we shared with our loved ones this 1.3kg Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus created by celebrity chef and food expert Reggie Aspiras. 


The milkfish is stuffed with a savory filling of fish, sweet potato, bangus belly, shrimp and other premium and special ingredients that give a holiday twist to this traditional dish. Juicy and flavorful but not cloying like its fried counterparts, the Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus makes any celebration merry and healthy. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Manulife’s Bundle of Joy: A lasting gift for our young family’s future by Cheryl De Guia-Lim (Guest Post)

If there’s one thing I learned as a newbie parent, one should give what’s best for the child, especially for a newborn baby. Parents are expected to know how to feed, bathe, clothe, play with, and generally care for their baby – but babies don't come with instructions. And even if this isn't your first, you may still be trying to figure out how to deal with it physically, emotionally and financially.

The vast majority of newborns enter the world healthy but they are more vulnerable to germs than older babies because they simply haven't had time to build up defenses. Sometimes infants develop conditions that require medical tests and treatment. All signs and symptoms are of even greater concern if the baby is less than 3 months old.

We experienced this first hand as my husband Oliver and I found ourselves rushing to the emergency room at 2 a.m. due to the high fever of our newborn son. After a series of laboratory tests to rule out bigger complications, our little boy was diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Seven days and eighty thousand pesos later, we were discharged with our baby healthier and stronger.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Krem-Top's Change for the Better Campaign

When else is it more apt to call on people towards progress and doing things better than the end of the year. While others might think the start of the year is better, this end of the year campaign also allows for us to celebrate the great accomplishments of the year that we are about to conclude.



Krem-Top has just spearheaded a national campaign towards "Change for the Better."  This started in 2012, as a call to action for people to commit and sustain the change to become better individuals.