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Ai-ai delas Alas is the ‘Ace’ of HOBE

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—On Wednesday, July 25, Martina Eileen Hernandez delas Alas-Sibayan, one of the country’s box-office stars continue to shine not just in films and television, but has continually conquered the advertising world as she recently renewed her partnership with Marikina Food Corporation, the manufacturer of HOBE, the brand name for quick cook noodles.


Present in the said contract signing was Bobby Co, president and CEO of Marikina Food Corporation.

For the four years that delas Alas has been the face of HOBE, the company has managed to rake in sales returns, which made the management decide to continue forging its alliance with comedy actress for the fourth time.


Apart from Ai-Ai’s favorite HOBE Special Bihon that is made of using state-of-the art production processes from only the finest-milled cornstarch; there is also Golden Me Bihon (Budget Pack), Hobe Pancit Luglug or Palabok, Hobe Express Instant Bihon (with variants of Chicken Guisado, Seafood Guisado and Oriental Guisado), Hobe Pancit Canton, and Hobe Misua (Chinese Somen).

Of all the successes that Ai-Ai has right now—having been married to Gerald Sibayan, she has shows on GMA Kapuso Network—Sunday Pinasaya and The Clash. She also has a film entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya via School Service.


Fiber Health: Your Daily Ally in Making Your Body Healthy

Getting healthy is one primary concern for humans these days. The question is how, especially when people eat too many stuff that are no longer healthy, to begin with?


Most people do take food supplements that provide vitamin D, calcium, and other nutrients but fiber doesn’t get much attention or spotlight as opposed to the most popular ones. A saying has gone been accepted by many, that of—‘you are what you eat’; but the counter to that is actually—‘you are what you digest and absorb’.

A lot of people may have been eating healthy food as part of their chosen diet, but still end up sick and all. It is because their bodies lack the needed fiber in order for their system to function properly and detoxify.

Thus, Fiber Health Dietary Supplement by Spectrum Naturale Incorporated is here to provide the fiber requirement that the human body needs.


As the chief executive officer of Spectrum NaturaleEngineer Victor Lim puts it: “Toxic overload will trigger any form of cancer.

In an article from Healthline.com, it says: “The recommended daily intake of fiber per day according to the American Heart Association—it should be 25 grams per day on a 2000-calorie diet for adults. The number may also depend on age or sex. For women under 50: 21 to 25 grams per day, while men under 50: 30 to 38 grams per day, and children between ages 1 and 18 should eat 14 to 31 grams of fiber per day, depending on their age and sex. Even higher fiber intakes, seen in countries around the world, may significantly reduce chronic disease risk.”

To ensure a healthy digestive system, for 15 days, three capsules must be taken before eating breakfast, lunch and dinner each day with lots of water. And for those who want to reduce weight, the supplement capsules must be taken for 60 daysfive capsules must be taken an hour before having lunch and five capsules before dinner.

A box contains 100 capsules and its price is Php1,550/Php15 per capsule.

Other products are—Fiber Health Powdered Drink Mix in two variants—Guava and Guyabano (Soursop in English). Fiber Health is both FDA and BFAD-approved. To know more about the product, check its facebook page.


St. Joseph’s College QC celebrates 85 Years; gears up for a More Sustainable Legacy for the Community in the years to come

In its 85 years of providing excellent education and support to the community, St. Joseph’s College (SJC), Quezon City, hosted a press conference on Saturday, May 12, at 4pm at the institution’s audio visual room. In the said event, it highlighted SJC’s Jubilee 85 accomplishments and future plans to improve and expand school programs and facilities.



Founded by Dutch Franciscan Sisters and had its former name as St. Joseph’s Academy back in 1932 and was situated along España Extension. It has educated more than 400,000 global alumni who are transforming and leading the communities in which they live and in the professions they chose to pursue.

The press launch gathered some alumni of the school.


Among the esteem guests include Honorable Vincent ‘Bingbong’ Crisologo of Quezon City’s first district and well known Catholic Charismatic preacher who founded the Loved Flock Catholic Charismatic Community. He made mention the important role of SJC as the oldest educational institution in the city that has played in the community back then and and even today.


Another guest was Attorney Jose Sison, the host of ABS-CBN‘s ‘Ipaglaban Mo’ and the father of deceased alumna Joyce Sison. As parent, he gave his testimonial on how SJC has molded his daughter to be service-oriented through her former work at Opus Dei until her demise. Even after the passing of Sister Joyce, SJC continues to be a part of Sison’s family.


Alumna Stephanie Gilles, an architect by profession is part of a leading practitioner of sustainable urban design. According to her, the institution has prepared her to succeed in her field. She unveiled the proposed new design for the facade of SJC. It has an estimated cost of P3Million. The said initiative is expected to solicit support from Jubilee ‘85 fundraising projects.


Batch 80 Alumna, singer and visual artist Iwi Laurel also graced the event. She and her sibling, the deceased Stella Laurel were SJC high school alumni. In the said gathering, she sang two songs and one of which was the song she originally performed—‘Special Memory’. Both Iwi and Stella are daughters of the former Vice President of the country from 1986 to 1992 under the late President Corazon Aquino.

SJC Auditorium

In the 60s, SJC was one of the leading institutions in the country that promotes and supports the development of performing arts. Its Mater Dei Auditorium takes pride in its 1,200-seating capacity providing venues to many critically-acclaimed stage productions for the community. Today, the school continues its tradition of social outreach through its organized feeding programs, medical missions and free tuition to deserving indigent students.

SJC, together with 10 other private colleges and universities, became a charter member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) in 1957.

Three checks—Php300,000 donated by Batch 1980 (from generous alumni-donors that include those are now residing from different parts of the world), Php 200,000 donated by Batch 1979, and Php 100,000 donated by Batch 1974 were also presented to support the upcoming projects aligned with the 85th Jubilee Celebration of SJC.

An upcoming fashion show (in collaboration with renowned international designers Jhun Ador and Albert Fontanilla, and celebrity makeup artist Chada Roxas) was also announced during the launch. The said project is to help raise funds in order to refurbish the Mater Dei Auditorium and generate sustainable funds for the school through venue rentals from the community.

Sr. Immaculee Pagalilauan, Alumni Office Coordinator, shared, “I am grateful for all the hard work of our alumni in marshalling the efforts of our Josephines near and far to bring about a renewed commitment to the school.

“This is alumni in action—alive, functioning, and meaningful. Your help will ensure the continued legacy of our school so that future generations may also benefit from the education and tradition you have experienced.”