Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the country’s premiere online destination for car owners and their car related needs, is the first of its kind in the Philippines. Being completely Filipino-owned, the company and its people understand all too well the hassle that comes with car ownership. In a place where being stuck in a traffic jam is considered the norm, accomplishing boring but necessary things such as car registration, and maintenance and mechanical repairs, use up too much time, energy, and even money. 

With 150M in funding to fill gap that has long been unmet

Starting with the simple idea of removing and avoiding said problems and hassles associated with owning a car, was able to generate over 150 Million Pesos in funding through the various partners, sponsors, and collaborators who believed that owning and maintaining a car does not have to be a chore. With companies such as ASI Studios Inc., Brenmedia International Inc., and Synergy88 Realty and Development Corporation backing their endeavor, founders Anton Ojeda and Pao Acosta were able to disrupt the status quo in the car care service industry by providing clients with access to an online listing of car care service and auto repair shops in the country.  

Young and ready to do whatever it takes

Within the span of just 8 months, has become the most comprehensive online directory for car care and related services in Metro Manila. The website boasts of listing over 6,000 car care and servicing establishments from locations all over the metro, namely: Pasig, Taguig, San Juan, Las Piñas, Valenzuela, Malabon, Quezon City, Manila, Marikina, Parañaque, Caloocan, Navotas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Pasay, and Pateros. 

The featured services available to clients include: 

• Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
• Wheels and Tires 
• Car Wash and Detailing
• Battery and Towing
• Insurance and LTO Registration
• Body Repairs, Paints, and Wraps
• Parts and Accessories 

Providing a simple but very relevant innovation

On top of said featured services listed on the website, also offers expert advice with regard to car needs and emergencies, as well as a booking system called Service Valet with which clients can schedule appointments for their car service needs with their preferred car care establishment.  As an expansion of the Service Valet service, offers a solution to the most common deterrent for attending to car servicing needs which is lack of time. helps car owners and motorists get their cars serviced by assisting in the scheduling, pick up, and delivery, thereby giving them a convenient and worry-free car care service. “With our time getting stretched further and further, we realized that a solution like’s Service Valet will help make people's lives a whole lot better,” says Anton Ojeda, and he couldn’t be more correct. 

The Service Valet can be booked for either one way (pick up point to shop, or shop to delivery point), or round trip, definitely a first in the Philippines. has also recently launched its Road Side Assistance (RSA) program to assist motorists who happen to encounter accidents or emergencies on the road. 

Working with the big car brands

Both Service Valet and RSA are made possible through’s partnerships with the biggest car dealerships in the country as well as the best specialized car service shops in the metro. Some of these partners include Mitsubishi, Honda, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Kia, Peugeot, and Suzuki. According to Pao Acosta, “Our data shows that partnering with car repair shops, both big and small, is a win-win situation for both motorists and car repair shops alike.”’s service offerings are all designed with the busy car owner in mind. Since its inception in 2017, the company has armed its users, not only with the knowledge of the available garages and car care shops near them, but also with the peace of mind that in case of emergency, they can rely on  

To know more about, its services, partner establishments, rates, and ongoing promotions, visit the website:

Here's a great deal at Shopee from Oppo!

Purchase the OPPO F7 128GB Diamond Black on May 16 
and receive an exclusive gift bundle worth ₱6380

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with global smartphone brand OPPO, in launching their newest variant OPPO F7 128GB Diamond Black. This special edition phone will be exclusively available online on Shopee, and can be purchased through a limited flash sale happening on May 16. Additionally, users who purchase the phone via the flash sale will also receive an exclusive bundle such as Olike accessories worth PHP 6,380, which includes popular gadgets such as the Magic Music Lamp, a set of bluetooth headphones, and a selfie stick. 

The OPPO F7 Diamond Black comes with a stunning diamond-like finish on the back, setting it apart from the other colors of the F7 series, and is also the first smartphone from OPPO to feature a notched display. The OPPO F7 Diamond Black a whopping 6GB RAM and large 128GB internal storage for boundless opportunities. It also boasts a 6.23-inch Full HD+ Super Full Screen display, complete with a 2280 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio screen resolution - a definite delight for selfie lovers. 

Key OPPO F7 Specifications:

● MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz Octa-Core Processor

● 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage

● 25-megapixel front with A.I Beauty Technology 2.0 and real-time HDR

● 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture and AI Scene Recognition Technology

● 3,400mAh Battery with AI Battery Management

● Unique Glossy Design

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

This will always be my favorite family photo. Well, I have no choice. This is the only one we have. I sometimes wonder why we never captured more photos together. This photo reminds me of the good times. It was when me and my sisters were shielded from the reality of life. Everything was perfect and happy.

I used to live in a bubble. I lack the knowledge of how tough the real world is. Then in 2001, I was slapped with the most heartbreaking news. My mom was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. My world shattered. Why, of all people, God chose my mom to have cancer?

I can't remember my mom showed any sign of sickness. She underwent mastectomy and chemotherapy. She was like her old self the whole time. She still did the house chores (she's OC when it comes to cleanliness of the house) and she remained cheerful. I know that her strong faith in God has helped her win the battle. While I was sad and depressed the whole time.

The ordeal had brought the family closer and restored our faith in God. My dad, who I never remembered going to church, started hearing mass every Sunday with my mom. We also made sure that we go out as a family more often and celebrate every occasion together. My mom's birthday was always a swimming party while Mother's Day was celebrated dining out.

I thought it will go on forever. 

April 2009, Mommy's Swimming Party

November 2009, we had a shopping spree in Divisoria and when we went home my mom complained of a pain on the upper right side of the abdomen. I told her we should see a doctor the following morning. 

Metastatic cancer. 

She never missed a doctor's appointment in the past eight years and suddenly she was diagnosed with a stage 4 liver cancer.  I broke the news to her and she just casually asked me, "What should we do?" like it was just a fever. She underwent chemotherapy again but this was it was very tough for her. I accompanied her on all her hospital visits and she never complained. She even joked and laughed about stuff while having chemo. She was always a fighter. Except she lost this battle.

Losing the battle doesn't mean she was not strong. She was always strong for all of us. She stayed up all night when we were sick even though she had to go to work the following morning because she can't let her grade one students down. I've been a witness of her dedication to her teaching profession. Her weekends were not meant to be spent for rest. She always made sure the house was clean, the laundry were done and our schoolwork were finished. She was unselfish, always forgiving, always loving. She was our strength even when she was at her weakest. 

How do you celebrate Mother's Day without a mom?

You remember her. Everything about her. The good times, the bad times. All the #TibayNiNanay moments. She may not be physically with us, but we all know she never left us. She will forever stay in our hearts. To quote my favorite line from "The Five People You Meet in Heaven"...

“Life has to end. Love doesn't.”

I was not blessed to experience how it's like to be a mom. But I understand how a mother's love is like through my mom. It endures everything and always willing to sacrifice. 

From the moment we first opened our eyes, to our first steps, to our first words, and the million other milestones that came after, they were there. At every high and every low of our lives, they have supported us, protected us, and loved us with no question. This Mother’s Day, Orocan celebrates the strength and dependability of all our Nanays, Inas, Moms, and Mamas. Nothing really compares with the TibayNiNanay.

Do you have a #TibayNiNanay story to share?

Visit and share your story and to know more about the durability of Orocan. Don't forget to tag your mom. Let her know how much you appreciate her.

How do you plan to celebrate Mom's special day?

If you want an extra sweet celebration of Mother's Day simply because our moms deserve it, head over to Bonifacio High Street Activity Center this Mother’s Day weekend and enjoy a sugar rush of sweet-filled activities as BGC transforms Bonifacio High Street Activity Center into a wonderland of food trucks and fun games, a one-stop workshop station featuring arts, beauty, and food, and a shopping haven of exclusive Mommy-merch and special deals for you and the whole family. 

In partnership with lifestyle network TLC, the event is free and open to the public. A Mommy Summit is happening too, with talks on Mompreneurship, motivation, and empowerment cos once in a while, it’s good to hear from other supermamas how to do it. 

If you’re more of the foodie Mom, The Gourmand Market is having a special Mother’s Day run from May 11-13 at C1 Park, Central Square. Meanwhile, McCormick invited chefs for a day of cooking demos, a food sale, and sampling at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater. 

Nothing beats a day with mom so head on over to BGC tomorrow! More details at See you there BGCitizens!

Do you want to visit a museum to experience art and culture but you can't squeeze it into your busy schedule? Or you probably live too far away from a museum? Well, if you've got a cellphone or a tablet you can now have access to the Ayala Museum's permanent exhibition.


Ayala Museum has launched its own app and becomes the first art and culture museum in the Philippines that has a digital museum. With its dedication to continuously modernize the museum experience, the app gives user a glimpse into the museum's permanent exhibitions such as The Dioramas of Philippine History, Gold of Ancestors, A Millennium of Contact, and Art and the Order of Nature. Also, the audio guides that supplement the collections are also available through the app. 


The users will also get a glimpse of the museum's current changing exhibitions, get updates of their latest events, programs, and visitor information. The app is also very user friendly. It opens up access for everyone to their collections and programs with only a few clicks.

Ayala Museum has also partnered with Mystery Manila to create a puzzle game within the app that users can play when in the museum. Using clues in the app and in the exhibits, players get to be detectives tasked to solve a challenging mystery within the app. For the first in-app game, users get to travel in time through the Dioramas to locate a missing time-traveling historian. With this game, visitors get to interact with the exhibits in a more playful way, making their experience one that will be hard to forget. 


With the launch of its Virtual Reality Rizal experience last year, Ayala Museum has made it known that it is not afraid to use technology to create new and exciting museum experiences. 

The launch of the app is just another way the museum recognizes the importance of the digital experience in enhancing the traditional features of the museum. 

Download the Ayala Museum app now available on the App Store and Google Play Store to start experiencing art and culture anytime and anywhere.

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