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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pinay house cleaner makes it big in American investments

Former house cleaner Mila Ferrer is now a millionaire owning 52 properties in America.
Ferrer is also regional Vice President in an international investment company.
The 60-year old single mother of five children migrated to America with just twenty dollars in her pocket some 40 years ago.
Ferrer is a native of Alcala, Pangasinan and admits she had humble beginnings as an orphan and recounts her story as one of four siblings who were trying to survive. She promised to herself then that she would not let her children live a hard life like she did.
Her life as a migrant Filipino was not easy – she was broke and lived in a trailer home. A fresh graduate, she tried out for 17 job interviews and was still jobless, thinking that her luck had failed her.

Not one to be discouraged, she managed to clean houses to make a living.
She took on a clerical post in an investment company and later on rose to become a loan manager.
“I learned how to make my own money. I was cleaning houses, working in the bank, doing real estate, working as personal assistant to doctors, and being a mom,” she said while reminiscing her early days in the United States.
Finally, the opportunity to live a life like she wanted came and she seized it.
She now currently resides in Plano, Illinois and lists as part of her properties the house she used to clean.
Her advice? “You have to find a mentor. Kasi yung pera mo kung pagulungan mo you’ll be able to make it.”

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Cavite's Best Investment Opportunities and Why: Antel Grand Village

Antel Grand Village
The first and only self-contained island community, south of Metro Manila, with more than 100 hectares of carefully planned residential villages, social and commercial districts, and a 1.7- hectare clubhouse, all in the midst of verdant sceneries and breath-taking riverside vistas.
AGV Island Community is strategically located between the urban municipalities of Kawit and General Trias, a few minutes away from the booming industrial zone CEZA, and a convenient stop-over on the way to Tagaytay and Batangas through the R-1 diversion road.

Live in contemporary modern house models that put the family first in every way, making sure every member feels at home
With a name that reminds one of timeless fairy tales, the grand facade of this house model is like a simple castle in a modern urban neighborhood. A huge balcony is always there to hold feasts and parties with friends and loved ones.

Simple-looking but more than what anyone can ask for. This house model has a balcony by your bedroom - take a breath of fresh air in the morning or share stories with your loved ones under the moonlight.

This cozy homestead is perfect for small and large families, looking to enjoy a more intimate lifestyle. Enjoy the morning breeze, and the beautiful Cavite sunrise on your very own balcony, in the company of your loved ones.

Admire the scenery of Antel Grand Village in this 3-bedroom house. Every waking day is never dull for the family - run around the lawn, cook in the kitchen, and bond in the living area!


We borrowed an idea for a spacious home from the suburbs of London and Paris. It works, after all.
Built for the modern family, with an impressive layout that focuses on elegance and style. With windows designed to provide soft, natural light into the interiors, Victoria provides the best of your home essentials, and beyond.

Antel Clubhouse
The Antel Grand Village Clubhouse's Water Park is the grandest recreation site in this side of Cavite. It has nine (9) gazebos and seven (7) interconnected swimming pools: a white sand Beach Pool with two (2) water slides, Lap Pool with submerged sun loungers and relaxing water jets, Activity Game Pool with water jets, Spa Pool with four (4) Massage Beds, Party Pool with sunken Pool Bar and bubble jets, Fountain Pool, and Children's Pool with bubble jets.

Beach Pool
This man-made white sand beach and tropical palm trees gives you that island vacation vibe. Water slides, beach benches, and gazebos what more can you ask for?

Lap Pool
The Lap Pool is 25 meters long, half the size of the Olympic Pool for the sports enthusiasts who want to do daily swim laps.

Pool Slides
For the adventurous ones who are not afraid of the water, we have installed slides to add some spice to your waterpark experience!

Clubhouse Features

Grand Ballroom
This spacious events area can accommodate big gatherings. Let the clubhouse be part of your sweet family memories.

No need to shell out expensive membership fees. AGV already provides world-class equipment to match the demands of the daily grind.

Aerobics Area
Restore the balance in your out-of-sync life through aerobics and other exercise classes. Do some yoga with friends on weekends.

Spa & Sauna
Time to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of the city. Give yourself the much deserve "me" time.

Village Amenities

Entrance Gate
The majestic fa├žade welcomes anyone who would like to explore the island-living vibe.

Basketball Court
Call out the boys and sweat it out over a few rounds of ballgame.

Pocket Parks
Take the kids for an afternoon stroll into the lush mini gardens or bring your darling to fall in love again.

Tennis Court
Pro or amateur, hone your skills in tennis and bring out the grand slam champ in you.

Kids want to run around all the time. We have a lot of fun recreational sites in this area where your little loved ones can make friends.

24-Hour Security
Nothing is more important than the safety of the neighborhood. Guards monitor the 5 gated villages 24/7.

For More info and to schedule a FREE Tripping please feel free to contact us @ 09063468424 (Globe) or 09192634101 (Smart) or visit our website:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Rattan Backpack Charger: Proudly Pinoy Powerbank!


For most people on the go, we almost always depend on our phones and tablets for our daily schedule, weather reports, news updates, putting down not-so-mental notes, and taking snapshots of everything and anything. And, of course, for texting and calling once in a while.
We do a lot of things with our gadgets, even capturing the breathtaking mountain ridge of Sagada through Instagram.
That is until the battery indicator says otherwise and there’s no electric socket in sight.
Then, it's time to panic.

Luckily for us, a power-generating equipment is right in our own backyard (or, at least, up in the mountains of Northern Luzon)—in the form of a traditionally-woven bag made of rattan!
Called the "Solar Pasiking" (pasiking or sangie: ancient, indigenous basket-backpack found among the various ethno-linguistic groups of Northern Luzon in the Philippines), these bags combine solar technology, 1.5 soda-bottle containers, and the rich heritage of the Ifugao people (Ifugao: an ethnic group calling the mountains of Northern Luzon their homeland).

It's one of the many creative applications of the soda-bottle technology -- OpenCharger -- developed in the mountains of Northern Luzon where nature is still untainted, if only for a bit.
OpenCharger is also a movement dedicated not only to harnessing power and energy from natural resources and eco-friendly materials, but also to maximizing the potential of local communities, especially that of the indigenous people in the Cordillera.
Unlike traditional microelectronics, the assembly of OpenCharger requires no special skills and equipment, minimal energy, and zero toxins.


  • Charger circuitry is crafted in Mt. Province, Philippines from bottles, e-waste and custom manufactured components that meet cradle to cradle, non-toxic values
  • Zero energy, zero waste, non-toxic assembly and upgrade
  • The charger port is made from soda PET and thus 100% recyclable
  • User repairable
  • Open Source: Everything from our core circuit to the assembly specs are on the site

Key Bag Features

  • 500mA solar panel
  • Mini-USB charging input port (so you can charge up your bag for a rainy day)
  • Regular USB 1.2 Amp output port (for cell phone charging)
  • 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery pack
  • Red LED safety light (activated by the cap switch)
  • Warm white flash light (activated by the cap switch)
The next time you're going to the mountains, let the Solar Pasiking light your way!
Help fund this innovation. Order through the OpenCharger website.

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Global Award-Winning Rum is Made in the Philippines

Available in selected wine shops and hotels in the country, Don Papa is also exported and sold in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom to name a few.
Don Papa is made in Negros Occidental. Created and blended to perfection in 2011, it was distilled from the finest sugarcane where its oak barrels were first aged for 7 years in the foothills of Mt. Kanla-on. Then, it was made available to the public in 2012.

It is said that “where is sugar, you’ll find rum.” And, Negros Occidental is and has always been the sugar bowl of the Philippines. The perfect combination of climate, geography and volcanic soil makes the island ideal for sugarcane production.
Don Papa Rum was inspired by the story of the unsung 19th century Philippine revolution heroes, Dionisio Magbuelas, locally known as “Papa Isio.”
Papa Isio was a foreman at a sugar plantation aside from being a healer, shaman, rebel and leader of a group of babaylans. His sense of justice, spirit of independence and leadership played a vital role in freeing the Negros Island during the Spanish regime, which also became a factor that leads to the independence of the country.
Don Papa is a premium aged rum and said to be light and fruity. It has a long, rich-textured finish and offers flavors of honey, vanilla and candied fruits.

Don Papa is a premium aged small batch rum from the isle of Negros Occidental, the Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is first aged 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection.

Negros Occidental is and has always been the sugar capital of the Philippines. Due to the perfect combination of climate, geography and the rich volcanic soil on the island, Negros is ideally suited for sugar cane production.

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Filipino-Invented Beer Freezer Making Waves in America


Three Filipinos in California have found a way to make great-tasting beer through their patented technology, Beer Below Zero (BBZ). Their hardwork for six years paid off when it started to get positive responses from the U.S. market.

The product, which is an original Pinoy invention, is now being distributed in different parts of the United States.
“Different in taste ... frozen from the outside and perfect chill inside,” said beer fan Danny Reginaldo.
 The technology improves the taste of the beer by setting it to a particular temperature before it completely freezes -- and yes, one can compeletely enjoy his or her drinks without adding ice. In fact, it makes beer colder than ice!
Said BBZ Sales and Marketing Director Richard Villaluz, “We basically process any kind of beer. We serve it a perfect temperature at negative nine to eleven degrees Celsius.”
“We have offices in Chicago and New York,” said BBZ Partner & Exclusive Distributor JP Carino. “Start there in those big, big areas but concentrate really in those where it’s really warm like Houston and Florida. So we are going to distribute it there. The long term, imagine the freezer or serving Beer Below Zero at Staples or Dodger Stadium or Madison Square Garden. I’ll be proud to have it there it being a Filipino product.”
“We always believe in Filipino ingenuity. So when this was presented to us, we thought you know this is going to take us to the future. This is a very innovative product." said Claire Reginaldo, a restaurant owner in California who first used BBZ. 
Indeed, Pinoys abroad are off to a great start! (Watch the video above to know more about this cool product.)

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