Thursday, September 17, 2020

Pru Life UK advances financial literacy for Filipino families with Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home webinar

Have you joined the "Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families" webinar last September 12? Naku I missed it because of unforseen event. Sayang! But don't worry, kung na-missed nyo din, I will be sharing the  post-event press release and photos.

From the Press Release Kit:

Pru Life UK recently hosted the latest PRUWise webinar, entitled Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families. The expert-led and fun-filled webinar aimed to teach both parents and children the building blocks of a solid financial future.

Host MJ Pangan invites participants and their kids to take part in the fun, virtual games on financial literacy. 

The webinar was hosted by children’s show TV personality Tonipet Gaba and Pru Life UK’s Mary Jane Pangan. It featured education and finance experts Dr. Queena Lee-Chua and Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin, who shared their insights on how parents can raise money-smart children at home. Almost 700 parents and children from around and beyond the Philippines joined the virtual event.

Host Tonipet Gaba encourages parents to tune in to one of the webinar’s topic experts, Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS) Founder and Directress Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin.

“Pru Life UK’s advocacy of financial literacy applies to kids as much as it does to parents. We introduced the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home webinar because we believe in starting the journey to financial wellness at a young age. It provided an avenue for parents to teach their kids essential life skills like money management in an engaging way,” says Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga.

Multi-awarded Ateneo professor and author Dr. Lee-Chua shared tips on how to introduce money concepts to kids. She advised parents to do frequent activities with their kids, from teaching them how much things are and where money comes from. She also encouraged parents to normalize lessons about monthly bills, exchange rates, or distinguishing between needs and wants when kids are older. According to her, "Parents and teachers are the best role models. If we don't practice what we preach, it will be absorbed by our kids."

Ateneo Professor and Author Dr. Queena Lee-Chua shares strategies for parents to introduce money concepts to kids.

Complementing her talk was the discussion led by Dr. Abaquin, author and founding directress of the Multiple Intelligence International School. She guided parents through the concepts of financial and fiscal responsibility, saving and investing, and responsible consumerism by making smart spending choices.

“Financial freedom is a mental, emotional, and educational process that all of us have to go through. As parents and teachers let us take an active part in giving our kids this lifelong gift,” she said.

Multiple Intelligence International School founding directress and author Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin discusses insights on instilling the financial growth mindset to children.

The Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home webinar also featured exciting games for kids aged seven to 12 years old about money management. The activities were designed to be an engaging way for children to value money and be careful with their allowance.

Participants estimated the correct cost of school supplies in Guess the Price, while they determined if an item is a necessity in Need or Want? The games were based on existing Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home modules. Game winners received P500 gift cards and exclusive Cha-Ching comics, while one lucky attendee won a brand-new tablet to aid in their home schooling.

“We are happy to supplement the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home online resources, an initiative developed by Prudence Foundation – the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia and Africa – following its launch last June. The webinar, also done in partnership with Junior Achievement Philippines, reinforces our We DO Education promise, where we aim to teach Filipinos to be money smart. Previously, we worked with schools and institutions to promote financial literacy. Our new work from home setup has pushed us to pivot to digital and give parents an active role in their child’s education with simple yet quality resources,” shares Tumbaga.

“Financial literacy may be an intimidating topic for both parents and children. This motivated us to develop easy resources for parents to teach and facilitate, and at the same time, make learning fun and enjoyable for kids. Our modules are free and available online for everyone to access,” ends Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy.

Prudence Foundation Executive Director Mark Fancy opens the webinar with an overview of the Cha-Ching program.

Parents can view online or print out the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home modules, including parent guides and daily challenges that teach their children the four basic money management concepts– Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate. Modules come with hands-on activities, and music video links. Access the modules at

Hope this helps you to educate your kids to be a  money-smart kids. Till next webinar momshies!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

Sa mga nag-aabang ng Shopee 9.9 Sale, may price drop up to 23% ang XTREME Appliances.

From the Press Release Kit:

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

Manila, Philippines - Your #OneStopShopAppliances brand, XTREME cuts down its price for the upcoming Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day this September 9, 2020 (Wednesday). Anticipate cool discounts on quality appliances for Shopee’s ALL DAY DEALS and buy your much-needed gadgets for your home.

Immerse yourself with ultra-high definition picture quality and dynamic audio television. The  XTREME “V” Series Smart TV is also Netflix and YouTube-ready. Perfect for your movie and vlog watch lists.

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

55” V Series Smart TV (MF-5500V) ₱24,995.00  to  ₱22,555.50

Freshen up your laundry and clean up to 9KG of load with XTREME Front Load Combo Washer and Front Load Condensing Dryer. 

Front Load Condensing Dryer (XWDFD-0009) ₱24,995.00  to  ₱21,000.00

Front Load Washer (XWMFL-0009) ₱24,995.00  to  ₱21,000.00

Make yourself comfortable this humid season with XTREME Window Type Aircons. The products feature precise temperature control and high efficiency design.

1.5HP Window Type Aircon with Remote (XACWT15R) ₱18,200.00  to  ₱16,440.00

1.0HP Window Type Aircon with Remote (XACWT10R) ₱13,800.00  to  ₱12,480.00

1.0HP Window Type Aircon (XACWT10) ₱12,800.00  to  ₱11,580.00

Are you an aspiring home baker or cook? Light up the kitchen with your loved ones by learning new recipes and creating delicious food and drinks with the use of XTREME Gas Range, Microwave Ovens, and Electric Kettle.

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

60CM Gas Range (XGR-604G) ₱16,995.00  to  ₱15,015.60

Digital Microwave Oven (XMO-20DS) ₱3,995.00  to  ₱3,135.60

Full Touch Microwave Oven (XMO-20TCv1/MOON) ₱4,795.00  to  ₱3,575.60

1.7L Electric Kettle (XH-KTGL17) ₱1,194.00  to  ₱955.50

Party safely in your house through XTREME Amplifier with speakers and keep yourself on cool and relaxing mode with XTREME Electric Fans.

730W Amplifier Karaoke (XPRO-730) ₱5,600.00  to  ₱5,100.00

Amplifier with Speaker (XCS-650) ₱4,450.00  to  ₱4,065.00

“The Silencer” Stand Fan (XH-EFTHESILENCER) ₱3,594.00  to  ₱2,755.50

Stand Fan (TSF-16) ₱1,035.00  to  ₱991.50

But wait there’s more, you can avail 10% discount and free shipping capped at 60 pesos on our XTREME Classic LED TV and Window Type Aircon during the MIDNIGHT SALE for a limited time only, from 12AM to 2AM.

40” LED TV (MF-4000) ₱10,495.00  to  ₱9,505.50

0.5HP Window Type Aircon (XACWT05) ₱8,800.00  to  ₱7,980.00

For more information please visit XTREME Appliances Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. For the full list of products, please visit XTREME on Website, Lazada, and Shopee pages.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Our 12th Anniversary


More than a month ago, we celebrated our 12th anniversary and our 17th year of being in love. 

In a few months, we will be four and this is one of the best gifts we received.

To celebrate, Daddy A availed the Shakey's Home Bonding Offer. It comes with a large thin-crust pizza, four pieces Chicken ‘N’ Mojos, a Skilletti or Carbonara platter, 1.5 liter of Coke and a SuperCard+ for only P999. Makakasave daw ng P1,052! ​

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

We celebrated one day earlier because our anniversary fell on Monday as requested by our not so little boy.

Daddy A also bought this Red Ribbon Black Forest cake but gusto ko sana yung Peach Mango Symphony cake nila kaso waley.

Red Ribbon Black Forest cake

My taste buds doesn't like chocolates that time pero okay na din. Happy pa din ang buntis!

Then, Daddy A surprised me with this gift set.

The next day, our anniversary day, Daddy A and I decided to order Pancit Malabon because I was craving for it. He also bought kwek-kwek, barbeque and isaw.

This is the new normal celebration now. Kami kami lang talaga. But despite this we are grateful because God keeps us safe and healthy. That's more than enough to celebrate and be thankful for.

To end this post, I would just like to thank my best half, Daddy A. Thank you for taking care of us, especially me and our baby. This pregnancy is not easy. I am worrying a lot because of the current pandemic situation. But you, our little boy and our coming baby keep me sane and strong. Thank you for loving us and for understanding my pregnancy woes. We love you always. Cheers to more years and to forever.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

4 Professional Skills Caregivers Should Have

4 Professional Skills Caregivers Should Have

Not everyone can become a caregiver. Looking after the elderly requires a specific set of skills that are largely innate and cannot be taught in school. The best caregivers have the technical expertise and communication skills needed to become competent professionals. Whether they work at an assisted living facility or at home care Massachusetts, it's essential that caregivers learn these four important skills to look after their client's loved ones.


Caregivers should check their surroundings to detect safety hazards early. Several residents who require additional care have a progressive and irreversible disease known as Alzheimer's that impairs memory. Personal caregivers must be careful and take notes if they notice any behavioral changes in the residents they're looking after. Even if they notice minor changes, caregivers pay attention to every change so they can adjust their care.


Caregivers don't depend on other medical professionals to provide them medication or help them prepare for bed. They keep track of a schedule that works for each resident and adjust to their routines. They are proactive professionals who know how to respond to emergency situations and can remain calm when a resident becomes agitated.


Personal caregivers help keep the house clean by sweeping the floor and wiping the countertops. They disinfect a specific area in places where bacteria thrive. To help maintain personal hygiene, caregivers may help their clients bathe or help brush their teeth. Good caregivers provide the same care to them as they would to themselves.


The importance of communication cannot be understated. Excellent nonverbal skills will help make residents feel more comfortable and help inspire conversation. It helps to make them feel valued by talking to them, even if they do most of the talking. Lending an ear and listening to them is an invaluable skill other caregivers will respect.

Several professionals require a set of skills that help them succeed in the workplace. Like other professionals, caregivers adapt a value system that helps them complete tasks successfully and makes it easier to communicate with others.

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Pru Life UK Promotes Financial Literacy among Filipino Families

Teaching our kids how to save money is very important. Especially this time, it is also important to teach them how to be money-smart kids. 

But since kids are not allowed to go out, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation continue to highlight their thrust of raising money-smart kids at home through the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home program. You too can join the free public webinar, please read the details below.

From the Press Release Kit:

Pru Life UK Promotes Financial Literacy among Filipino Families

Pru Life UK, in partnership with Prudence Foundation and Junior Achievement Philippines, is bringing financial literacy to every household through “Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families”. The free public webinar, taking place on September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM via Zoom, invites parents and their children, aged seven to 12 years old, to participate and learn basic money management skills.

“In these extraordinary times, it is imperative that Filipino families empower their kids to be future-ready, especially around money matters. By offering the Cha-Ching learning and experiences online, we hope to reach out to and educate more people on basic money management,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

The webinar will be hosted by lifestyle and children’s TV presenter Tonipet Gaba and Pru Life UK’s own Mary Jane Pangan. It will also feature two education and finance experts as guest speakers.  Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, a multi-award-winning mathematics and psychology professor and the author of Study Smart: What Parents, Students, and Teachers Should Know, will lead the session “Introducing Money Concepts to Kids” and share tips with parents on how to teach their children about financial matters. Joining her will be Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin, the founder of Multiple Intelligence International School and author of 8 Simple Secrets to Raising Entrepreneurs. She will discuss different ways to develop the entrepreneurial skills of children in her session “Start Them Young: Instilling the Financial Growth Mindset to Kids”. 

To make the webinar even more exciting, the event will also feature interactive money-related games and special prizes for children. A lucky participant will also win a brand-new tablet through a raffle.

The webinar is part of Pru Life UK’s We DO Education commitment, which aims to help more Filipinos become money-smart. In June, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation launched the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home initiative to provide online and printable materials to parents, helping them teach their children easy-to-learn money management concepts like Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate. These resources, including music videos, topics for discussion, and engaging activities, can be accessed and downloadable for free on the website,

“We understand the important role that parents play in shaping their children’s financial future. By making the learning process more fun and inspiring, we aim to help cultivate more financially-responsible behaviors among both parents and children in the Philippines,” says Marc Fancy, Prudence Foundation Executive Director.

To join Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families, register at link.

For more information, visit the Pru Life UK website at or the Facebook page at


About Pru Life UK

Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is the pioneer of insuravest, or investment-linked life insurance products, in the Philippines and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to distribute US dollar-denominated investment-linked life insurance policies in the country. Since its establishment, Pru Life UK has expanded its reach to over 190 branches in the Philippines, with the biggest life agency force of more than 32,000 licensed agents.

The company ranked second (2nd) among the country’s life insurers based on the Insurance Commission’s 2019 rankings in terms of new business annual premium income. Pru Life UK is headquartered in Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States, Prudential Assurance Company (a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies). Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.

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