How to Create a Mosquito-Free Environment during Rainy Days

Earlier this month, Discovery used its global reach to focus the world’s attention on the single greatest agent of death in modern human history: the mosquito. The international crisis was highlighted in the worldwide premiere of the Discovery Impact film MOSQUITO last July 6th at 9:50pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery Networks around the world.

Here in the Philippines, the rainy season has officially begun and as much as we enjoy the cold weather, the wet season poses a potential threat to all in the form of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease which is mostly seen during the rainy season. A minor bite from this tiny creature can be more fatal than we think.

Recent news around the world has reported various cases of mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, Malaria, West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya and Dengue. The question is: How do we get rid of mosquitoes in our homes? Below is a list of safety measures we can take to stay healthy and make our homes clean, safe and mosquito-free:

Get rid of stagnant or standing water.
Since mosquitoes breed in standing water, we need to clean up our area and eliminate stagnant water inside and around the house. We should also clean containers that could possibly be a breeding nest for mosquitoes such as vases, pots and basins.

Apply mosquito repellent.
Mosquito repellents come in different forms (arm bands, necklace and strips), but the most effective mosquito repellents are those applied to the skin. Whenever you leave the house, make sure you are protected by wearing good mosquito repellents.

Wear proper clothing.
To protect yourself from mosquito bites, wear long sleeves and pants, especially when travelling or going out of town. Tight-fitting clothes are not advisable as disease-carrying mosquitoes are able to bite through this type of clothing.

Watch your scent.
Mosquitoes are attracted to old sweat and not the fresh and odorless one that our body produces after exercising. Sweat begins to smell when mixed with bacteria, which creates chemical compounds that attract mosquitoes.

Keep away from dirty water.
Avoid getting near clogged gutters and flooded areas as these are commonly present during the rainy season.

Plant mosquito-repellent herbs in your garden.
Best to place plants like basil, citronella, lemon balm, and garlic in your garden. Aside from beautifying your home, these plants will drive mosquitoes away because of their smell.

Spray insecticide.
Spray insecticide in the dark corners of the house. As much as possible, spray during daytime and use water-based sprays which are safe to humans and toxic-free.

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LSGH Undergraduates’ Recognition Day 2017

The LSGH Undergraduates’ Recognition Day for School Year 2016-2017 was held at the Brother Rafael Donato Center for Performing Arts last June 23.

Our son received the following Grade 5 awards:
General Excellence: Bronze
Academic Awards: Filipino (Gold), Math (Silver), Reading (Bronze)
Special Subject Area Awards: Art (Gold), Practical Arts (Silver), Penmanship (Silver), Mandarin (Bronze)
Brother Rafael-Louis Rafiringa Honors’ Circle Award (for being a consistent recipient of the quarterly honors citation).

Congratulations, Justin! Keep up the good work!

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Lazada Super Brands Sale from July 11 to 16!

Calling all shoppers! Lazada is celebrating Super Brands Week from July 11 to 16. That means you can get super deal prices (up to 80% off) from your favorite local and international super brands like Olay, Maybelline, L’Oreal, Samsung, Canon, Imarflex, Bosch and MamyPoko. You can also browse through the selection of newly onboarded brands, such as Fila, Speedo, Pedigree and Purina, EQ, Canadian, NYX and Ever Bilena. There will be special promos, flash deals and raffle prizes to be won, too, throughout the 6-day event!

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Here are the show-stopping super deals in various Lazada categories that you should watch out for:

Looking for a new laptop? Consider the Lenovo Ideapad 310 Intel Skylake for the sale price of Php 29,899.00. This is 19% cheaper than its regular store price. Now if your prefer tablets over laptops, there’s the Acer Iconia Talk 7, a wifi-ready cellular tablet, for only Php4,499.00

Now’s the best time to shop if you plan to get a whole new wardrobe. Enjoy storewide sale on the following Lazada fashion brands: Sebago, Bobson, and Wrangler (up to 30% off), Freego (up to 50% off) and Penshoppe (up to 55% off)!

Home & Living
If you love being in the kitchen, there’s the Pyrex 8” easy grab baking dish for only Php599.00. Pair this up with the Imarflex oven toaster for only Php700.00 and you’re sure to cook up a storm!

Sports & Travel
Travel in style with Delsey! Get an iconic Helium Hard Case luggage trolley for only Php7,250.00. That’s a whopping 55% off from the standard retail price! For short-term business trips, keep your laptop safe and sound in a Delsey Spacieux Laptop Backpack for only Php2,400.00.

Baby & Toys
For new parents, get a classic Fisher-Price rocker for only Php1,709, up to 57% lower than standard retail price. And don’t forget to stock up on your Huggies Dry Pants diaper supply, with prices as low as Php576 for 60 pieces.

And here’s more! At noontime from July 11 to 16, Lazada’s Facebook Live sessions will bring you celebrity guests, mystery Lazada boxes up for grabs and special games to be played with Lazada Facebook fans.

Follow Lazada Philippines on Facebook to get the latest updates.

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Despicable Me 3 Exclusive Movie Screening by Colgate and Nuffnang Philippines

My son and I watched an exclusive movie screening of Despicable Me 3 at Shang Cineplex last June 17 for free! I actually won three tickets to the movie from a blog contest hosted by Colgate and Nuffnang Philippines last month. We were supposed to go with hubby but he was having our car repaired that time, so only mom and son went.

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The movie tickets came with free snacks (hotdog sandwich or popcorn and drink). We chose popcorn over hotdog sandwich. And because my son loved the popcorn so much, he finished his and mine even before the movie started. Lol!

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There was a Minions pillow on every seat inside the cinema which everyone got to bring home, too!

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Contents of the Colgate bag

We likewise received a bag of goodies from Colgate before we left. And early this week, we received an email telling us we won in the Despicable Me Selfie contest, too! Woo-hoo!

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Thank you, Colgate and Nuffnang Philippines! We enjoyed the movie, snacks and Colgate treats! #ColgateMinions

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American Standard Teams Up with Rajo Laurel for ‘Showers of Happiness’ Promo

Want to indulge in stylish showering? Then join the ‘Showers of Happiness’ Promo! The two icons of passion and innovation, American Standard and Rajo Laurel, collaborate to reward customers with a lovely shower experience.

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Left to right: Mr. Alen Alban (Country Manager of Lixil Philippines), Rajo Laurel, Mr. Alpha Ang (General Manager of Lixil Asia Pacific), Ms. Emily Rose Besavilla (Marketing Manager of Lixil Philippines), Ms. Giuliana Anastacio (Assistant Brand Manager of American Standard-Lixil Philippines)

Every purchase of select American Standard shower systems from June 1 to July 31, 2017 entitles customers to premium items, including a signature Rajo Laurel luxury towel and a Bath Essentials set (consisting of perfume, hand soap, body wash and lotion) personally created and curated by Rajo Laurel for American Standard.
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Included in the promo are the three collections of American Standard shower systems called Enjoyment, Essential and Experience. These shower systems are the heart of American Standard’s philosophy of ensuring that its valued consumers reach the heights of stylish showering.

Stores participating in the promo include Wilcon Depot, CW Depot, All Home, and select outlets of American Standard nationwide.

“For the delight of our customers who do not settle for anything less than American Standard, we have made a fitting collaboration with one of the best designers in the Philippines, if not the world, to allow our customers to enjoy stylish showering with our shower packages that come with Rajo Laurel’s fashionable towel and bathroom essentials,” shared Mr. Alen Alban, Country Manager of Lixil Philippines, the global conglomerate behind American Standard.

The bathroom product well loved by everyone, American Standard lives to raise standards in bathrooms, passionately creating game-changing products that delight and enhance the consumers’ bathing experience.

American Standard knows how much a lovely shower can lift one’s spirits after a stressful day at work or set off a morning to a good start. This is the reason why the brand delivers stylish showering with shower products unparalleled in quality and design, both beautiful and sensible, and pleasing not only to the eye but indulgent and thoughtful in its features as well.

Known locally and internationally for his passion and innovation is Rajo Laurel. A brand by himself, Rajo is admired for his new, organic and sensual designs. With an innate eye for beauty and the creative genius behind Rajo Laurel Enterprises, Rajo wears two caps with equal aplomb: that of a fashion guru and a keen businessman.

All Rajo Laurel pieces are truly works of art. The exquisite workmanship and artisan quality of all Rajo Laurel creations make them not only prized but aspired for.

Visit their Facebook page at for more details about American Standard products and customer promos.

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