Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Iloilo Music Scenes | Ilonggo Indie Bands & Artists Portal (iiBAP) loudly flaunted all-original music at Balay Gamay Restaurant

We can all agree that musically-inclined individuals are genius and are truly amazing; and so is the music industry in Iloilo. It is fairly rich and undeniably impressive because of the vast array of talented artists and performers nested in the province. Ilonggos, especially the musicians are always known to be very passionate, happy and helpful people.

Recently, Ilonggo Indie Bands and Artists Portal (iiBAP) together with LND's Open-Mic Production held its first mini acoustic event called 'Ilonggo Raw Indies Night' to support Ilonggo Music and to showcase eight (8) excited and remarkable performers with their original singles at Balay Gamay Restaurant located at Manduriao district Iloilo City. The said first event happened the evening of November 8, 2020. It was indeed a night full of talents, excellent crafts, burning passion and love for the community.

Ilonggo Indie Bands and Artists Portal (iiBAP) is a newly-formed organization to promote and expose promising Ilonggo artists and musicians who makes original song compositions and music. The group iiBAP is composed of highly-passionate song writers, singers and long-time musicians.

"We decided to form a group. This group is an outlet to release and expose indie music." Jon Carlo Monte expressed.

Original songs during the event was performed by young individuals and veteran musicians in groups sang in languages Hiligaynon, Karay-a, Tagalog and English.

"Luto lang, nga luto ah!" (Just keep cooking and brewing music.)" Mark Malunda strongly added. 

Moreover, the event last week is just the start of the month-long show of iiBAP and is set to continue exposing the richness of talents and music industry in Iloilo. Schedule of the next events is every Sunday of November 2020 dated 15, 22, and 29.

The cozy ambiance of Balay Gamay Resto was filled with so much love for music and proud talents. The well-crafted songs were inspired by artists' emotions and undergone situations, performed with conviction and passion.

Seen and applauded last Sunday was eight (8) lovely performers with their songs as follows:

1st Performer: Kanta ni Badjii - Alvin John Cabalonga

2nd Performer: Kentrey - Kenneth Rey Marbebe

3rd Performer: Jonas Lozano and Friends

4th Performer: Tito Jevs of Illegal Entry - Jeeven Loyd Casabuena

5th Performer: On Da Spot Band - Don Dee on Vocals, Greg on Lead Guitar, Jonjon on Rhythm Guitar, To Mai on Bass and Boiet on Beatbox

6th Performer: Francis' Playground - Elmer Solinap on Vocals, Elfred "Tata" Solinap on Guitar, Rossan Seneres on Bass and Reuben James Cecilio on Beatbox

7th Performer: Jaam - Mark Malunda on Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, John Surmieda on Lead Guitar, Elfred "Tata" Solinap on Bass and Roger Caballero on Beatbox

8th Performer: Sherwin Go/The Greatest Loops

The members of iiBAP showed obvious desire to perform, longing and obsessed to heard. The event was perfectly candid and warm. Seeing everyone in the venue gave a nice sense of security, friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood. 

The whole iiBAP community and LND's Open-Mic Productions headed by Derf Dicen was very grateful of the love and support showed by everyone during the first event. 

"We would like to thank Toto Richard for having us here at Balay Gamay Restaurant, iiBAP Family, LND, Iloilo Music Scenes and everyone who came to support this event. Kilitaay kita liwat sa dasun nga Dominggo it gab-i, (See you again next Sunday night.) and watch out for the next line up of performers from Ilonggo Indie Bands and Artists Portal." Derf Dicen repeatedly announced.

Music connects us all together. Music binds us and forms us into falimilies. So don't forget to mark your calendars for the next three Sundays of November! Bring your friends and enjoy the true music of the Ilonggos!

Facebook Group: Ilonggo Indie Bands and Artists Portal (iiBAP)

Article via www.glifestyleph.com | Iloilo Music Scenes

Thursday, November 5, 2020

CAFTANS by SM Woman | Fashion

If you want a break from the tees, jeans, and athleisure attire that have emerged as the OOTDs of this day, slip into the effortless ease of SM Woman’s stylish caftans.

A traditional garment of the Middle East, caftans – which were made of luxurious silks and embellished with ornate beading - were worn by Ottoman sultans and Moroccan dignitaries of centuries past. The caftan was later introduced to Western society and adapted in the 1950s and 60s by leading couturiers such as Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior as a new form of evening gown.

Pretty pastels flowers bloom in this elegantly feminine caftan. 

Since then, it has become a favorite among fashion icons like Andre Leon Talley, the Olsens, and Rihanna, as well as editors, designers, and the glamorous set. And with more of us spending more time at home, Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Pucci, as well as Lilly Pulitzer have included the caftan in their latest collections.

That’s because the caftan has a free-spirited ethos that feels equal parts luxurious and liberating, and its billowy, loose silhouette makes it so alluring.

The SM Woman caftan collection can work itself into an everyday wardrobe with ease. These mid-calf length caftans are, says Anthony Nocom, “made from quality charmeuse satin in floral prints that are cut with precision and good fit for women who want to feel good about themselves.” Nocom, who has worked on menswear for SM for many years, has since transitioned into designing caftans, as well as lounge dresses and sleepwear for the store. The best part is their price, which range from P599.00 to P699.00.

Dark blooms highlight this breezy and flowy caftan by SM Woman. 

A playful, vibrant print to style indoors and out, this green and orange caftan will make everyday feel like a tropical escape.

Relax in a flowy feminine caftan with watercolor florals and soft hues.

SM Woman’s lounge dresses in easy slip-on styles for wherever the day takes you – whether for a casual day to do errands or simply lounging at home.

Perfect for lounging around the house, working from home, running errands, and meeting friends, the SM Woman Caftan and Lounge dress collection is available at selected SM Stores in Metro Manila and provincial cities.

Thursday, October 22, 2020


        Christmas comes early to SM Appliance Center as it brings holiday cheer with its Christmas In October Sale.

You can get as much as up to a 60% discount on selected items, as well as Buy 1 Get 1 select offers until November 3, 2020 for cash/straight payment, installment offers with 0% interest and pay up to 3 months later with BDO and other major credit cards. 

Get as much as up to a 60% discount on selected items.

 There are family entertainment centers that will bring the cinema-experience to your home, energy saving inverter air conditioners to refresh the air in your room and high performance washing machines to help make all your laundry chores a breeze. 

SM Appliance Center's stylish inverter refrigerators which not only keep your ingredients fresh and odor free but also make your home energy efficient and elegant looking. Durable and versatile ovens are also best kitchen partners for family dinners.

        Check out other items on sale and view our complete catalogue at http://bit.ly/ChristmasInOctoberCatalogue. You can shop and order these items at all SM Appliance branches nationwide (except Boracay),  or via Order To Deliver service / Concierge in your area. You may also join SM Appliance Center’s Viber community at https://bit.ly/SMApp-Viber. With our easy & secure home delivery service, you can Stay Home and Stay Safe. 

This Samsung 7Kg Top Load Fully Automatic Washing Machine provides ultimate fabric care and washing power with its Wobble Technology. 
Original Price: 14,495.00 Christmas In October Price: 10,995.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

LG 10.5 / 7kg Frontload Inverter Fully Automatic Combi Washer Dryer. An all in one washer and dryer combo inverter washing machine which you can remotely operate your laundry, download additional cycles and interact with it with its Smart ThinQ features. Original Price: 66,995.00 Christmas In October Price: 43,995.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

Cook your family's favorite meal with this La Germania Free-Standing Oven with 3 gas burners and 1 electric hotplate. It also has a gas oven with electric grill. Original Price: 39,550.00 Christmas In October Price: 35,995.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

American Home 1HP Inverter Window Aircon. Original Price: 25,995.00 Christmas In October Price: 18,990.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

This LG 15.4 cubic feet Platinum Silver Refrigerator features include moist balance crisper, hygiene fresh and multi air flow to keep your foods fresher, longer and odor free. Original Price: 39,495.00 Christmas In October Price: 24,995.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

Keep your home cool and energy efficient with this TCL 1.5 HP Inverter Split Type Airconditioner. Original Price: 34,995.00 Christmas In October Price: 20,990.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

This Samsung Exclusive 340W 3.1 Channel Soundbar with Subwoofer is a perfect addition to your home theater. Original Price: 19,990.00 Christmas In October Price: 12,990.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

This Samsung 65” Crystal UHD Curved LED TV features a HDR processor for powerful picture quality, remote access which lets you mirror your computer's display on the TV screen wirelessly and Bixby which allows you to control your smart TV using voice commands technology. Original Price: 63,990.00 Christmas In October Price: 47,990.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

Watch your favorite movies in super resolution with this Sony 55 inch Triluminos 4K X-Reality Pro LED TV.  Original Price: 39,990.00 Christmas In October Price: 31,990.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.
This LG 15.4 cubic feet Platinum Silver Refrigerator features include moist balance crisper, hygiene fresh and multi air flow to keep your foods fresher, longer and odor free. Original Price: 39,495.00 Christmas In October Price: 24,995.00 Cash/straight payment transaction only.

    You may also shop online at www.smappliance.com. For more updates, you may also want to like us at facebook.com/smappliance or follow us at instagram account/smappliance.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

ISAT-U grateful to MORE Power for fast 69kV line transfer, 2 years neglected

For the last two years, Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) in La Paz district have been hopeful for the relocation of the 69kV line at the vicinity to a safer and higher electric post; neglected for two long years.

The construction of the overpass linking the two campuses of ISAT-U was put on hold a few years back and has been a huge headache for ISAT-U officials due to no action made by the previous power distributor. 

The hardworking team of MORE Power with ISAT-U Officials on a Sunday, October 10.

“MORE installed an intermediate pole in order to clear, as per the school’s request, an overpass bridge that crosses the highway and links their two campuses. They had been requesting PECO non-stop for this work to be done for years but it remained a problem until we came along,” said Engr. Paterno Cabangisan, MORE Power’s Head of Transmission Lines.

The hardworking team of MORE Power including engineers and linemen, personally overseen by MORE Power president himself Mr. Roel Castro, together with ISAT-U officials, completed the relocation of the high-voltage wires to a higher electric post with an 80-foot intermediate pole last Sunday, a day dedicated to corrective and preventive maintenance works at the Mandurriao Substation.

Mr. Roel Castro of MORE Power together with ISAT-U officials supervizing the operation.

The six-hour operation caused a lengthy inconvenience for some of the consumers in Iloilo City yet resulted in a promising output. 

The functional skywalk will serve as access route for the two campuses and will be a big help to students, teachers, stakeholders, and officials, providing them with much safer and more convenient access between the two university sites. 

“It entailed a little inconvenience on the part of our consumers—our apologies–but the safety of ISAT-U students is imperative. And we had to do this on the least interruptive day. Buti na lang [It’s a good thing] the consumers understood why this had to be done,” Castro said.

On the other hand, Mr. Russ Allen Napud, ISAT-U Director for Planning Development and Auxiliary Services expressed his joy and satisfaction for the prompt and impressive action performed by MORE Power company in an earlier interview.

“I am very, very happy that after two long years, it’s finally done. At long last, we can proceed with our overpass project,” Napud said.

“Actually, the entire University is very happy. Construction of the skywalk started in 2017 but had to stop the next year because of the 69kV line. We requested PECO to help us relocate the line, but they did nothing. Now we are extremely glad that this was carried out with the help of MORE Power. We are all looking forward to the completion of this project very soon,” averred Engr. Gabriel Salistre, Jr., VP for Administration and Finance of the university.

“On behalf of the University, we would like to say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of our hearts to MORE Power for realizing the transfer of that 69kV line to a much safer place. Now, there’s nothing that prevents us from completing the overpass,” added Napud.

The 80-foot intermediate pole installed in front of ISAT-U.

MORE Power received nothing but praise and gratitude from the university officials particularly from Dr. Raul Muyong, President of ISAT-U for acting on the problem with speed.

“In fact, MORE Power visited the site as soon as they received our request to evaluate the situation. They also promptly submitted a proposal to correct the problem, which we agreed with,” he said.

“We are grateful because it will now be very easy for us to access the other side of the campus,” he said.

Now the school is ready and can proceed with the overpass project without fear and hesitations. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

7 home school advice from SM

As the schoolyear begins with online and blended learning innovations, home schooling takes on a different meaning for today’s kids. And they will be needing all the tools to stay smart, creative, and productive from SM Stationery and Gadgets Hub, your one-stop shop for your homeschool needs.

Homeschooling sparks creative learning and fun parenting that must go hand in hand. 

SM Stationery has a wide selection of school stuff that will help your kids master distance learning. These include traditional school supplies like writing pads and other paper products to whiteboard and clear file for worksheets; from pens and pencils to markers and highlighters. And as kids navigate their online classes, the Gadgets Hub will keep them updated with Laptops, flash drives, Bluetooth headsets and inkjet printers. 

How to make the most out of making your home a classroom? Here are some tips for parents from the SM Stationery and Gadgets Hub:

1. Set a schedule for your study time with your kid. Let your child set the time for each subject that you want to work on, hour by hour, day by day, week per week. 

2. Choose a quiet and well-lit area where your kids can focus on their lessons. 

Designate a well-lit area which is conducive to learning that helps your child focus.

3. Stock up on homeschool supplies. Have enough pencils, erasers, activity books, notebooks, pad paper, and other school supplies you need. Prepare the gadgets they needed and sanitize it before starting the class.

SM Stationery has the wide variety of homeschool supplies for your needs. Call #143SM to Order.

4. Encourage your child to read and write freely. Make them read their favorite books whenever they are bored or have them keep a daily journal which helps them to deal their fears and anxieties. 

5.  Allot time to encourage your child’s creativity through drawing, craft-making or other extracurricular activities such as cooking or gardening that will nurture their skills.

6. Keep your child in touch with their friends virtually from a regular basis. This may be done after they completed their school worksheet.

Keep your kids busy and stay smart with the right homeschool supplies in this All-in-One School backpack.

7. A homeschool environment will be new for you and your child. It’s going to be challenging, so it’s okay to ask help from your child’s teacher, tutors or fellow parents who’s into homeschooling.

Easy to Plug and Play Edifier K800 Headset with adjustable head bands and foam ear cups for comfort fit

Master online classes with the Lenovo Ideapad3 series.

Go wireless with this Nano Wireless keyboard and mouse combo.

Save files in mobile or with your PC with Sandisk OTG Ultra Dual USB Drive.

Use this Brother inkjet multi-function printer for all your printing needs.

SM Stationery and Gadgets Hub is now online on www.smstationery.com.ph and with the SM Store’s #143SM Call to Deliver services.  You can now have your homeschool must-haves delivered right to your doorstep. Follow SM Stationery PH in Instagram and Facebook and join their Viber community for more details and info.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Call and collect with CROCS

The iconic Classic Clog that started a comfort revolution around the world . . . the Crocband collection with a bold mini-stripe for a sporty look . . . Literide’s superbly cushioned new kind of clog athletically inspired for your on-the-go lifestyle . . . the Tulum Collection’s summery sandals and flats for all-day, all-year comfort.

Shop and collect your crocs pieces now! See details as follow.

With more casual lifestyles brought about by work from home arrangements, new protocols, and a return to what is simple and essential, Crocs has become more than ever the footwear of choice for many.

Here’s how to Call and Collect with Crocs

Go to Facebook @crocsphilippines” with “Facebook @crocs” Look for the blue checkmark beside the logo to make sure you are dealing with the authentic Crocs page. Select an item and contact your chosen store via Viber to place your order (stocks may vary per store.)

Once order has been placed, a confirmation message will be sent with order summary, the total amount due excluding delivery fees, and payment guidelines. Once order confirmation has been received, you may settle the payment through cash, GCash, PayMaya, and online bank transfers.

The shopper should arrange preferred courier and settle the delivery fee directly to the courier. If the order will be picked up, a Crocs representative will advise the pick-up time and will personally hand over the order.

And the good news is that you can now shop for your favorite style from the comfort of your home through the new Crocs Call and Collect Service.

Crocband™ Clog:
Vintage style and classic Crocs comfort. Our lightweight Crocband™ clog is built with signature Croslite™ material for a form-to-foot fit and heel straps that swing back for a snug fit and forward or wear as a clog.

Classic Clog:
Slip into your favorite clog and enjoy a custom fit, water-friendly design and ventilated forefoot for breathability. The perfect shoe for any occasion that weathers the weather.

Women's Crocs Tulum Open Flat:
Feel the warmth and joy of summer all year long with the new Crocs Tulum Collection of sandals and flats. This style features multiple soft Matlite™ forefoot straps, and a secure closed heel feels good as you jaunt around town. 

Crocband™ Flip:
Sporty and lightweight, the Crocs™ Crocband™ Flip is a colourful flip flop that pairs perfectly with shorts, slacks or swimwear. Constructed of easy to clean Croslite™ material construction, it's ready for beach, garden ... or anywhere!

Crocband™ II Sandal: 
Finally, a sandal with a more secure “stay-on” fit to keep up with your busy preschool-aged kids. The hook-and-loop closure makes it easy to get on and off, and you can fine-tune the fit more than ordinary sandals. All the comfort and cushion kids love is here, too.

Crocband™ III Slide:
Add a dash of athletic inspiration to the Classic Slide and slip into the evolved Crocband™ III Slide for all of the colorful comfort you’d expect from Crocs. Perfect for pregame, post-workout and leisure time spent at the beach, backyard and beyond.

LiteRide™ Flip: 
Equal Parts Science and Magic. Featuring LiteRide™ foam footbeds, the latest breakthrough in world-class comfort, these are engineered to make you feel sensational with every step along life’s winding path.

Women's Crocs Tulum Toe Post Sandal:
This style features flexible Matlite™ straps with an adjustable buckle, and soft TPU toe posts slides on and off with ease, feel good as you jaunt around town.

Women's Crocs Tulum Sandal:
With multiple soft Matlite™ straps arranged in a stylish asymmetrical design, you’ll feel pretty, elegant and summery no matter the weather.

Women's LiteRide™ Stretch Sandal:
Take a ride in a new kind of footwear. Inspired by today’s on-the-go lifestyle, the LiteRide™ Collection was created to be worn on your terms, at any pace. LiteRide™ foam footbeds, the latest breakthrough in world-class comfort, add to the comfort and style of the soft, stretchy asymmetrical straps. It’s time to feel sensational with every step along life’s winding path.

Classic Crocs Slide:
 The ever-comfortable Classic II Slide gets the customization upgrade fans have been asking for in the Classic Crocs Slide: holes for Jibbitz™ charms! Each slide has room for 13 charms so you can load up your sandals with tons of personality. Original Croslite™ foam cushion will keep you comfortably supported from the beach to backyard gatherings and beyond. Choose your color and slide into a new favorite!

Women's LiteRide™:
Stretch Sandal in Neo Mint / Almost White and Electric Pink / Almost White.

For other online orders, you may purchase through any of the following links: 

Webstore - https://crocs.com.ph 

LazMall - https://bit.ly/CrocsLazMall 

Zalora - https://www.zalora.com.ph/crocs/ 

Shopee - https://shopee.ph/crocsphilippines 

About Crocs

A world leader in innovative, casual footwear, Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX), is dedicated to the future of comfort. The original and most famous style, the Classic Clog, is instantly recognized around the world, and for good reason: since 2002, Crocs has sold more than 300 million pairs in over 90 countries. We know that smart doesn’t have to mean complicated; we achieved our status as a global leader in the casual footwear category by taking an inherently simple approach to uniting style, modern comfort and value. Every day, we make a choice to have an open mind and look on the bright and colorful side of life. Our mission is to make everyone comfortable in their own shoes, meaning we embrace and celebrate the uniqueness in everyone, inviting the world to Come As You Are™.

Jumping Monkeys: Bouncing from company to company

“Bouncing from company to company. Decide to sink your roots deep.  There may come a time where you have to make a decision, you have to mak...