Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Marks & Spencer x Joanna Lizares-Co: About Motherhood and Mindfulness

If only you call her a Super Woman – a successful career, a responsible daughter and a sister, and above all, a wife and a mother.

She takes these with all her heart, without complaining, even as she needs to haggle from Davao to Cebu City from where she originally comes from.

It was in 2002 when Yoga instructor Joanna Christina Lizares-Co, 46, married Dabawenyo businessman Zosimo Co. She moved to Davao City in the same year and since then, Joanna has considered the city as her second home. The couple is blessed with two beautiful girls – Gianna Simone, 12, and Simmina Christina, 9.

But a loving daughter that she is, she has remained in close touch with her family in Cebu even if it means regular visits to her father and siblings. On the average, she and her family travel to her hometown three times a year to bond with her brother and sister and friends. Her father passed away last December.

“I moved to Davao in 2002 and when I went home to Cebu, my time centered on my dad. Whenever my dad asked me to come home, I was there right away. Unfortunately, he passed away in December 2017, “ she said in an online interview. “But I promised my brother and sister we’d continue to visit.”

Even it would mean being away from her Cebu family, her decision to join her loving and a very supportive husband in Davao City was just right and she never regretted it. Although she admitted that her new base is somewhat “laid back” as compared to Cebu, this is what she likes most about living in Davao.

“It wasn’t so bad. I’m a homebody and my husband Sim made it quite easier. He had a lovely home and saw to it we would enjoy what Davao had to offer,” she said, adding that “Davao is where I have my two girls. I feel a sense of grounding here. Cebu may have been home to ne, but this is where I want to stay for now.”

“My happy place is with my two girls and my husband,” she said.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Watson's Make Your Summer Promo

Make your summer more exciting with this super exclusive treat for all our SM Advantage Card Members. Get a chance to explore the wonders of the Philippine islands with getaways for four to Batanes, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, and Palawan.  Just buy the participating products from any Watsons store or The SM Store Beauty Section;  and for every PHP500 single-receipt purchase, you get 1 e-raffle entry. The promo period is from February 23 until April 26, 2017.

And if you’re not yet a SMAC member, now’s a great time to join. The new “MEMBERS GET MORE” program makes shopping more rewarding than ever before. 

So what are you waiting for? Protect your skin as you enjoy a fun-filled summer with Watsons products plus get the chance to win an exciting getaway to your favorite summer destinations!

Check out the complete mechanics of Watsons Make Your Summer promo below:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

AirAsia’s E-boarding pass now available on all domestic flights

Hate the long lines at the airport? Are you the kind of traveler who's always on the go? Good news! You may now enjoy the comfort of checking-in and boarding flights using your smartphones with AirAsia’s e-boarding pass now available on all domestic flights in the Philippines.

AirAsia’s “E-Boarding Pass” is a paperless boarding pass that allows guests without check-in-baggage to proceed straight to the boarding gate without having to queue at the check-in counter or desk at the airport. Guests with check-in-baggage, however, are required to proceed to bag drop counter first before going to the boarding gate.

To enjoy this convenience, guests have to download the AirAsia Mobile App in their smartphones and use this application to check-in and receive their e-boarding pass in their mobile phones. Upon boarding, guests will use their mobile phones to show their e-boarding pass instead of the traditional paper tickets.

At the boarding gate, AirAsia’s guest service personnel will verify guests' identity and scan their e-boarding pass. Guests may then proceed to the aircraft. Guests are required to present their e-boarding pass to the cabin crew before boarding the aircraft.

E-Boarding pass is available on all AirAsia domestic flights departing from airports in Manila’s NAIA Terminal 4, Cebu, Kalibo, Davao, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa and Tagbilaran in the Philippines. It is limited to one guest in one booking only and is currently unavailable for international flights and Fly-Thru bookings or those with multiple flights.

Check outout AirAsia’s new products and exciting promotional fares at Facebook ( and Twitter(

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mariah Carey Congratulates Beyonce On Pregnancy

Mariah Carey and Beyonce (photo credit:
Congrats are in order for Beyonce, and this time around, they are coming from someone who definitely knows what's up! Mariah Carey, who is a mom of twins Monroe and Moroccan, commented on Beyonce's EPIC Instagram post announcing that she was expecting twins.

The diva commented on the post, saying, “Congrats Bey and Jay!!! I’m so happy for you both. Having twins is the most incredible experience ever! Love, Mariah and the twins!” Awww! So sweet, and we are so happy for Beyonce to get to experience the joy of having twins just like Mariah did!

Speculation is that Mariah might have actually previously known about Beyonce's pregnancy. Back at Christmastime, Beyonce and Blue Ivy attended Mariah's Christmas concert in New York City and even posed backstage with Mariah and the twins. 

We know now that Beyonce was definitely pregnant at that time, and sources say that the two ladies might have exchanged twin pregnancy stories! Mariah, who has five and a half year old twins with ex husband Nick Cannon, has previously said that she is a huge Beyonce fan, that she would love to spend more time together, and that she would even love to do a collaboration with Queen Bey in the future. We are so excited to see what these two divas come up with!

Friday, February 10, 2017

HBO’s “Halfworlds” & ABS-CBN Local Celebs at SKY ALIVE Tour in Davao

SKY Alive tour is happening on Feb 17-19 from 10am till 10pm at SM Lanang Premier in Davao. There will  be interactive booths, games and lots of exciting giveaways from our  favorite cable TV channels. And it's FREE admission! 

Gracing the event are the stars of HBO’s dark fantasy thriller, Halfworlds' Filipino actor Jake Macapagal and Thai actor Charlie Ruedpokanon.  Fans can get the chance to meet and greet Jake and Charlie on February 18 and 19 from 4-5 PM at the “Halfworlds” booth.

Halfworlds is now on its second season airing every Sunday at 9 PM on HBO. It explores the secret society of concealed demons and monsters living alongside humans. 

Guests will also get the chance to test their knowledge of all things Oscars at the Movie Trivia zone.
The RED by HBO booth features basic Kung Fu techniques and stances just like in the HBO Original movies Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So and Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying.