Penbrothers: Your One-Stop Virtual Hub in Makati City

A few of the challenges that face freelancers are the occurrence of power outages, the slow-moving Internet connection in the country, nuisance, and, of course, the all-so-common attitude of procrastinating. Of all these four challenges presented, it is the last one that has something to do with our attitude and work ethics. The first three are circumstances that are out of our control but still can be addressed – thanks to Penbrothers. Penbrothers is a coworking hub located in the heart of Makati City and provides not just spaces for freelancers like you and me but also provide high-end amenities,...

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Aspiring Bloggers, Vloggers Discover the Secrets to Monetizing Blogs, Vlogs

Twenty-six aspiring bloggers and vloggers were in for a treat last weekend, June 3, 2017, as they gathered at Mactan Newtown Beach eager to learn from three speakers the secrets of earning money through blogging and vlogging. The event was made successful through the support of TCF Media, Mactan Newtown which sponsored the venue, and The Detox Bar which gave out free samples of their healthy juice drinks and gift certificates for lucky participants. [caption id="attachment_26468" align="aligncenter" width="478"] The Detox Bar's three-day program[/caption] The four-hour-long workshop dubbed as Blog for Money is part of a series of workshops conducted in several...

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The Inspiring Story of the “Graveyard Dog”


The Graveyard Dog from Siberia has made rounds online, not only because it touched the hearts of many but also because is taught us a very important lesson about life in general: never give up. The story of the Graveyard Dog was that of a triumphant German shepherd, but it did not seem like that at the very beginning. A photo of the German shepherd went viral if it shows her waiting at the grave of her master. At first look, one would quickly assume that it was mourning the loss of its human. However, there was more to it...

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MUST-READ: Pinay mom shares her own taste of miracle


We all go through our own struggles and challenges in life, and some do not believe in miracles. However, many say that what matters is how we respond to those struggles. Life itself is a miracle. For Charm Cruz Yamamoto, it was a challenge that she did not expect at all. On May 3, 2015, at 23 years old, she found out that she was pregnant, and like most first-time mothers, she did not know what to feel. She was happy, sad, confused, and scared all at the same time. Nonetheless, she felt it was a blessing from God, and...

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This Old Man Can Do Wonders with His Hands; His ‘Bahay Kubos’ are Superb


An old man from Davao has become the subject of many social media posts and blogs after a video of him was posted online. In the video, the old man can be seen doing some sophisticated and complex design of a bahay kubo – a nipa hut that is common in Philippine rural areas. The Facebook page who posted photos of the old man stated that if the netizens are able to make nonsense blogs viral, then it would be easier to make inspiring stories like this old man’s viral too. The old man has been making miniature versions of...

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Rio Olympics: Filipina Takes Home Medal After 20 Years


Filipinos started their Mondays, Philippine time, with good news as Hidilyn Diaz clinched the country’s first medal this 2016 Olympics and for the past 20 years. Diaz made history as the first Filipina Olympic medalist, the first Filipino to medal in weightlifting, and the first non-boxer to medal from the country since 1936. Diaz finished with a score of 200kg at the women’s 53kg category in weightlifting ending the 20-year drought when the country last won a medal with Onyok Velasco’s win at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. [caption id="attachment_22335" align="alignnone" width="950"] A Filipina won a silver medal -- the...

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Your Weekly Routine for a Whiter and Smoother Underarm

Ever wondered what to do to achieve better underarms just like the artistas? A whiter and smoother underarm is more achievable than you imagine. Compared to other parts of our body, underarms are more difficult to manage and are usually our least favorite part to take care of. Unlike our skin that gets an everyday lotion or our hair that is treated with conditioner everyday, we don’t do anything specific to take care of their armpits. Before doing something to achieve whiter and smoother underarms, it’s important to know why they dark and bumpy. According to a survey, about 70% of...

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Goodbye Artificial Islands: Typhoon Washes Away China’s Islands in Spratlys


Mother Nature is getting back at China in behalf of the Philippines and its natural resources that got damaged because of Chinese land reclamation at the controversial disputed Spratlys Islands. After dumping over 300 millimeters of rain in Northern Philippines over the weekend, Typhoon Nida is now in China and has already caused some damage in the artificial islands that China built in the controversial South China Sea. In the past few years, the Chinese government has built islands with buildings, lighthouses, runways, and even a farm, in hopes that it will strengthen their territorial claim in the area. Just...

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Power Naps Longer Than 40 Minutes Are Not Healthy


According to a recently published study on sleeping habits, extended power naps can cause serious health issues. The research is conducted by the American College of Cardiology and tracked 300,000 people around the world to find out that people who took frequent power naps that are more than 40 minutes increases their risks of metabolic issues, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and has excess fat around the waist. In addition, 90 minute-naps or longer increases the risk of developing type two diabetes by 50%. The evaluation came from 307,237 Asian and Western subjects where the researchers compared the subjects’...

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Excess Food from Restaurants to be Donated to Charity


A new senate bill now aims to prevent excess food from going to waste in the country. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV filed the Senate Bill No. 357 or the Zero Food Waste Act that seeks to “ultimately end the cycle of having food end up in the trash instead of stomachs.” The new bill also requires restaurants to donate excess food instead of just throwing them away. The bill also states that excess food will be donated to charities involved in food distributions such as food banks. The senator added that the move will not only lessen food...

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Lessons from Duterte’s first-ever State of the Nation Address


The first-ever State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was filled with lessons that can be applied generally in all aspects of an individual's life. His speech, which lasted far longer than the expected 38 minutes, covered a lot of issues and laid down most of his goals for the next few years. He touched on peace, corruption, infrastructure, environment, health, family planning, and education, among others. While there are many quotable quotes one can get from his speech, let us provide you with some of the most common and most applicable to everyday life. BE STRONG AND TAKE...

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Find Out Why This Grieving Mother’s Heartbreaking Advice to Other Moms Is Going Viral

It was on the second day of June this year when every mother’s nightmare became a reality for Ashley Grimm. She is a 31-year-old mother of five from Emmett, Idaho. On that day, she and five of her children met an accident. Unfortunately, one of her children, four-year-old son Titus, did not make it out alive. After the accident was reported all over the news, Ashley’s broken heart was shattered into small tiny pieces. A lot of people have commented negatively, saying cruel things and telling her how she deserves such a brutal punishment for not being a good mother....

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