Museum of Juan and Antonio Luna

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled the modernized Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna at Rizal Street, Badoc, Ilocos Norte on 27 April 2016 at 11:00 a.m.



The modernized Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna (Museum of Juan and Antonio Luna) is the reinvention of the old Luna House, the birthplace of  the foremost Filipino Revolutionary Painter Juan Luna.


The popular paintings of Juan Luna and memorabilia of then General Antonio Luna are on display at the Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna.


The Museum of Juan and Antonio Luna is a two-storey brick ancestral house of Luna where the arts and paintings of Juan Luna are in display and also offered modern facilities such as the virtual glasses for the real-life experience of General Luna on battlefield.


The design is attractive and impressive with regards to the outcome of the renovation of the museum. The museum also relates the life and career of the brothers through various displays and interactive exhibits. It has also an e-learning facility where students can access the NHCP’s online lessons on Philippine history.

Juan Luna became renowned for his excellence in painting. Many of his works, such as the Spoliarium, the Blood Compact, and the Death of Cleopatra, won awards in various expositions abroad. In 1898, he became a diplomat of the Philippines. At the request of his brother Antonio, he designed the uniforms of the Philippine army.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.


Face the Gaming Predator in the Philippines

The Gaming Predator has arrived in the Philippines and this is definitely one predator that you’d bleed for.

The Predator gaming system, just recently launched on June 25, 2016 at Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati City in a warrior-like environment, makes playing games even more spellbinding, commanding, brawny and with more chest-pounding pride than ever. Predator’s new gaming line even introduced characters that make it a much tougher, clear cut and compelling line of gaming devices you’d want to get hooked to any time.


Though tough in appearance, don’t be fooled by “Predator Grim.” He’s made of stern, serious and brash stuff fit to make you gnash your teeth with more fury in the battlefield on any environment, and the most apt descriptor for the entire Predator gaming system.

Broaden your point of view of the frontline and allow yourself to get a better view of your enemies before they even make the minimal move. With DoubleShot, prioritize and optimize the Predator’s innate strength to make yourself a formidable presence to your opponents. Representing the Killer DoubleShot Pro feature of the Predator, enhance bandwidth where you can combine wireless networking and Gb LAN at the same time to make gaming sessions faster and lag-free more than ever.

Predator AG3 710 Side GAMING PLATFORM - The G3 is a powerful platform that's ready for you to tweak and upgrade as you become an expert gamer. With an easy-access chassis design and 6th Gen Intel Core processors, you'll be conquering today's AAA title in no time.
Predator AG3 710
KEEP COOL Predator FrostCore fan injects this powerful gaming rig with extra cold to keep heat down and performance up. FrostCore is custom-made by Cooler Master and fits in the optical drive bay so you can easily swap it in for intense gaming sessions.
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Now blast enemy to oblivion with “SoundPound” and its raw power. With the Predator SoundPound 4.2 always at your disposal, you get to pound your enemies with the most ear-blasting audio power that equipped any gaming device ever. With four speakers and two potent subwoofers plus Dolby Audio surround sound technology, prepare to hear enemy movements at the slightest drop of their sweat as they crawl to try and outflank you. And surely, they’ll be in for a big surprise.


Be cool and calculated yet deadly and lethal in the fighting front with “FrostCore” by your side. At any time in any encounter, keep cool with Predator’s FrostCore feature. This distinct, swappable fan design allows you to inject this fierce and potent gaming rig with extra dose of coolness to maintain heat down to manageable levels but not sacrifice on performance. Keep fighting and guns blazing for your troops in the frontline without worry of overheating so you can #ConquerNewWorlds and thus maintain your tactical advantage over the enemy.

“The Predator has always been known to be a tough and rugged gaming brand and we will keep it that way. The Philippines has been tagged to be a haven for both serious gamers and enthusiasts and we know they’ll love the Predator, which has now expanded from a desktop to include several other devices built for the gamer in everybody. We’re quite excited with what the Predator can offer to Filipino gamers, something they haven’t seen in other brands,” declares Steven J. Funcke, Predator Marketing Manager and Global Representative.

Jerome Matti, NVIDIA Consumer Sales Manager for the Philippines and Steven J. Funcke, Predator Marketing Manager and Global Representative

“Even more stunning and vivid graphics is what NVIDIA brings to this expanded Predator gaming line. We promised that gamers’ gaming experience will not just be epic but even monumental and we know we delivered on that promise,” emphasizes Jerome Matti, NVIDIA Consumer Sales Manager for the Philippines.

For his part, Cooler Master’s Channel Manager for the Philippines, Joseph Calimon, said it is always their mission to make gamers’ passion for gaming cooler than ever. “Our cooling systems are always best-in-class to help power gamers’ passion for the game and make their gaming experience truly cool. As gaming devices become more powerful, the need to keep the heat down but not lose a machine’s performance is always a must. We’re glad Predator continues to trust us to keep them cool.”

Cooler Master’s Channel Manager for the Philippines, Joseph Calimon and Miguel Molina, Senior Product Manager for Xsplit in the Philippines
Cooler Master’s Channel Manager for the Philippines, Joseph Calimon and Miguel Molina, Senior Product Manager for Xsplit in the Philippines

“We know gamers like to show off their triumphs for all the world to see, or challenge other gamers to see who’s tougher so for the Predator gaming system, Xsplit made video recording and game streaming even more seamless. Now, capturing gameplay for live streaming became more exciting with our upgraded software for the new Predators. We can’t wait to see and hear gamers’ reactions once they get their hands on these new Predators,” explains Miguel Molina, Senior Product Manager for Xsplit in the Philippines.

For his part, Calum Chisholm, Country Manager of Intel Philippines said as gaming devices ramp up power, Intel needs to keep up by coming up with even more superior processors. “Gaming devices’ tremendous requirements for speed and power have always been enormous and Intel will continue to keep up with the pace. Serious gamers need serious rigs, and we will not disappoint their need for superiority especially when competing against other gamers with the latest Intel processors inside this new Predator gaming system.”

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So get to #ConquerNewWorlds and create your own #PredatorPH experience with the Predator gaming system that includes the Predator G3 and Predator G1 desktops, the Predator 15 laptop, the Predator 8 gaming tablet, the Predator X34, the world’s first 34-inch curved gaming monitor, and the Predator Z650 short-throw projector.

Get the Predator gaming system at PC Express Gilmore, the VillmanComputers Philippines at SM North Edsa and Octagon Computer Superstore at SM Megamall.

For more about the Predator gaming system, go to the Predator Philippines Facebook page – @PredatorPhilippines.

Predator and its killer designs

Supercharge your gaming experience any time of the day while you enjoy the brawniest gaming rigs you can ever imagine.

The Predator gaming system, while it holds so much power, also has some killer looks with its edgy razor-like designs that is so intense, it catches every gaming hordes’ eyes and turns the head of your awestruck competitors. It finally unleashes its monstrous performance to charge and change your gaming experience so you can #ConquerNewWorlds.

Meet the new conqueror in the gaming world that enables you to seize control of any territory in any game. The powerful gaming platform in the Predator line, the Predator G3, is ready to intimidate with its armor-clad design that will wreak fear to your enemies’ hearts. And you can take matters into your own hands since the Predator G3 can easily open up for future modifications, something serious gamers like to do to amp up their rig’s performance.

Predator AG3 710 Left OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU and chipset: 6th Generation Intel Core i7 GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX MEMORY: up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM support STORAGE: Hard disk drive- up to 3 TB 7200 RPM; Card reader - SD card reader

Predator AG3 710 Heaset. COMMANDING SOUND - Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 lets you customize the sound-scape of your games to make sure your audio experience is perfect. EAX 5.0 & 5.1 channel audio support is ready for your kickin' sound system

While relatively small, the Predator G1’s compact body totally belies its fierceness inside and out. With the same armor-inspired design like its Predator G3 sibling, let loose this raw aggressor in the battlefield to terrify your armies and hordes alike. It is small, yes, with its 16-liter body yet deadly enough with its Intel Core processor to exude superior gaming capabilities that’s well-fitted for gamer-warriors out there. Its strength and viciousness can never be taken for granted so next time your adversaries come face-to-face with the Predator G1, think again.

With its bold highlights, razor sharp angles and dynamic geometry, create a gutsy visual effect that will surely catch the eyes of other gamers with the Predator 15. Its black-and-red color combo speaks vividly of its immense power. The unique thermal rib design establishes a lasting impression, an aura of power and high performance like that of a set of legendary armor you get from a tough boss. Its customized LED-backlit keyboard makes your gaming truly immersive and game all you want since the Predator 15’s fiberglass frame allows for superior and robust stance. Sleek and edgy are the words to describe once you get a hold of Predator 8. It roars with load reasons why gamers should consider going serious gaming, tablet-form. The hot Predator 8 features a cool design that won’t make you think twice since it’s packed with excellent gaming aptitude enough to last you on any game front. Its dynamic hairbrush lines on its aluminum rear cover speak of energy and power, while its 4 Dolby Audio stainless steel front speakers are impressively designed as well.

Now if you want an even more heart-stopping gaming feel, the Predator X34 34-inch monitor can give you the chills with that curved view, immersing you further in the world you are in, that’s totally unseen in the gaming field. Level up your gaming experience, make it monumental with the Predator X34’s 21:9 aspect ratio and gorgeous IPS panel, while the zero-frame design fully supports multiple monitor setups so you can survey the battlefield and scan your enemies’ strongholds in order to immerse yourself totally into the game.

CURVED IMMERSION: get into your games with an intense 34" curved 21:9 display. The curve helps you catch incoming threats and shows you more of your favorite places . Game worlds take on a whole new level of immersion, and your gaming experience will never be the same again. UNDERGLOW: Show off your mouse and keyboard with LED underglow. Yes, you can customize the color.


The Predator Z650 short-throw projector closes out the deal by giving life to any game world. It’s about epic gaming fully amplified in terms of visuals so you can assess the battleground, scrutinize every detail in the topography of the war field or check on your soldiers. Get that monumental gaming experience any time with the Predator Z650 where you can enlarge the war zone to as large as 100 inches from a short 1.5-meter distance for that intimidating display. Enjoy fierce visual clarity wirelessly with its full HD display so throw those kilometric cables away while the Hidden Dongle design comes with a built-in chamber for your power supply.



Now be ready to #ConquerNewWorlds. Is complete enough to assure an indescribable gaming experience, day in and day out. Battle hard, fight harder, triumph vigorously as you enjoy that #PredatorPH experience you’ve been longing for and it’s already here.

Get the Predator gaming system at PC Express Gilmore, the Villman Computers Philippines at SM North Edsa and Octagon Computer Superstore at SM Megamall.

For more about the products, go to the Predator Philippines Facebook page-@PredatorPhilippines.


Best Places in the PH for Foreign Retirees

Thanks to its many great locations, retiring in the Philippines is a no-brainer, even if you’re a foreigner

With 7,107 islands featuring gorgeous beaches, upland communities, and busy metropolises, the Philippines offers retirement options for almost any person of any lifestyle. Thousands of islands can be challenging to choose from, especially if you are a nonresident retiree. Fortunately, by taking into combined consideration cost of living, the presence of basic necessities, and the overall retirement atmosphere of an area, it becomes just a little bit easier to narrow the list down.

1. Imus, Cavite

Imus is an ideal retirement location because it is very close to Metro Manila (approximately 19 km south of the capital), giving foreign retirees a quiet suburb to live in that is not too far from the conveniences of the capital. Earning cityhood in 2012, Imus itself is not one to lack in lifestyle amenities, as it is currently home to 14 commercial centers. While very urbanized, Imus still retains most of its provincial charm. There are also a number of residential developments to choose from, a few of which are upcoming projects by Ayala Land, Vista Land, and Megaworld.

Rent per month: Range from Php4,000 for a two-bedroom townhouse to Php13,000 for a three-bedroom house and lot

Hospitals: 5

Commercial centers: 14

2. Bacoor, Cavite

Widely described as a bedroom community where many of its residents are employees who commute to and from Metro Manila, Bacoor is currently transitioning from being a mainly agricultural economy to one that’s focused on residential and commercial development. Property developers have been keen on developing projects in rural–urban fringes like Bacoor, which will become the future southern terminus of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. Also, part of the city will be traversed by the future Cavite–Laguna Expressway, making travel to nearby Laguna very easy.

Along with several shopping centers, the city has a number of resorts, cultural landmarks, and festivals. And similar to Imus, it is very near Metro Manila but still has a laidback, rural atmosphere, making it an ideal place for retirees.

Rent per month: Range from Php6,500 for a three-bedroom house to Php25,000 for a house in Avida Settings Cavite

Hospitals: 8

Commercial centers: 14

3. Tagaytay City

While widely known as a tourist destination, Tagaytay City is also an ideal retirement destination thanks to its cool climate. Located in relatively short distance from Metro Manila, it is still far enough to provide the peace and quiet that many come to the area for—not to mention spectacular views of the Taal Lake and Volcano. Although Tagaytay’s popularity as a vacation spot makes it quite costly to live in compared to the other cities on this list, Cavite’s agricultural areas ensure that fresh produce here at least is very cheap. Further, if retirees suddenly feel a need to soak up some sun, the sandy coves of Nasugbu are just a short drive away.

Hospitals: 2

Commercial centers: 4 (including partially opened Twin Lakes’ retail area)

4. Cebu City

Among the Philippines’ top three cities, Cebu may not seem like the best place for a retiree. But on the contrary, it is actually ideal because of the comprehensive urban amenities it offers. And being an island locale, it is very near a good number of tropical resorts and natural attractions, including the white sand beaches of Mactan Island. Properties can sometimes be a little costly in Cebu given that it is a major city, but this also means that there are many options available in various estates developed by some of the country’s biggest real estate companies.

Rent per month: Range from Php18,000 for a two-bedroom townhouse in Lahug to Php140,000 for a five-bedroom house in Banilad

Hospitals: At least 16 major hospitals

Commercial centers: 29

5. Santa Rosa, Laguna

Santa Rosa City poblacion area. Photo by Ramon FVelasquez via Wikimedia Commons

Another area predominantly serving as a suburban residential community of Metro Manila, Santa Rosa is situated a mere 38 kilometers south of the National Capital Region. The premiere city and hub of South Luzon, the city is often called the Makati of the South due to its economic activity sans the density and level of urbanization. The city is popular for being the location of Nuvali, a massive estate developed by Ayala Land. Sta. Rosa is also home to a number of special economic zones, industrial parks, and master-planned communities resulting in the increase of the city’s comprehensive modern amenities.

Rent per month: Range from Php19,000 for a newly built house in Avida Parkway to Php80,000 for a five-bedroom house in Pramana Residential Estates

Hospitals: 9

Commercial centers: 11

6. Calamba, Laguna

Calamba is often referred to as the Resort Capital of the Philippines because of its many hot spring resorts located on the slopes of Mount Makiling. However, the city has as of late come to be known as a residential destination as well, thanks to the emergence of developments like Ayala-Greenfield Estates and Ciudad Verde.

To complement the resort-like living retirees can enjoy in Calamba, its local economy is fueled by a number of lifestyle and commercial centers, providing residents’ basic needs. If the city gets too crowded for a retiree’s liking, however, the very laid-back campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños and the National Arts Center are just a short drive away.

Rent per month: Range from Php8,000 for a one-bedroom house to Php150,000 for a six-bedroom house in Brgy. Canlubang

Hospitals: 10

Commercial centers: 9

7. Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales

Renowned for being a former overseas U.S. military installation, the Subic Freeport Zone the Philippines. Along with its duty-free shopping, there are also a number of great schools, hospitals, and hotels and resorts in the city. While there is plenty to do and see is perfect for foreign retirees who want to continue their American suburban lifestyle in in the Freeport Zone, probably one its biggest draws as a retirement area is the location’s cleanliness and orderliness.

Hospitals: 3

Commercial centers: 5

8. Dumaguete City

More popularly known as the “City of Gentle People,” Dumaguete City is the capital and primary seaport of Negros Oriental. Typical of a provincial capital of an island province, the city is full of beach resorts and dive sites, and is considered one of the best places for beachfront living on a budget. In fact, the city was listed among some of the most affordable and ideal places to retire to in the 2014 Retire Overseas Index.

Rent per month: Range from Php13,000 to Php18,000

Hospitals: 3 (tertiary)

Commercial centers: 5

9. Bacolod City

Identified by the Department of Science and Technology as a center of excellence for business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology, the city hosts a number of BPO companies and voice call centers. While this has resulted in rapid urbanization, sugarcane plantations and heritage houses are still typical sights in the city. Like the island locale that it is, Bacolod also has a number of beach and resort properties suitable for retirement.

Hospitals: 10

Number of malls/commercial centers: 20

10. Cagayan de Oro City

Cagayan de Oro City has long been Mindanao’s melting pot. Situated along the northern shores of the island, its economy is driven by agricultural activity and real estate developments, most notably commercial and leisure projects. However, the city also offers plenty of natural attractions, including white-water rafting in Cagayan de Oro River.

While highly urbanized and currently ranked the 10th most populated city in the Philippines, Cagayan de Oro is ideal for retirement thanks to still being somewhat rural and laid-back but also being a place with plenty of leisure and medical facilities. The city is also very accessible, with regular scheduled flights to Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

Rent per month: Range from Php16,000 for a fully furnished three-bedroom house to Php90,000 for a five-bedroom, 400-sqm house

Hospitals: 11

Commercial centers: 18

11. Davao City

Arguably Mindanao’s commercial and business center, Davao City is a budding business hub and a popular tourist destination that many expat retirees have chosen as their retirement destination. It helps that the United States, Japan, Palau, and Malaysia have consular offices here. For such a fast-growing city, the cost of living in Davao is relatively affordable. The city is served by an international airport with regular scheduled flights to Manila, Cebu, and even Singapore, while it is also a jump-off point to Samal Island for those who would like a weekend R&R.

Rent per month: Range from Php18,000 to Php90,000

Hospitals: 31

Commercial centers: 18

12. Baguio City

Although Baguio City has experienced rapid urbanization in the last two decades, the City of Pines has retained most of its old charm. It continues to have the trappings of a highland resort, such as quaint B&Bs, cozy cafés, breezy tourist spots, and fresh produce from neighboring La Trinidad Valley. This, coupled with the cool climate, makes the city popular with vacationers and retirees alike. Although it is significantly smaller than other cities like Manila or Cebu, it is by no means inconvenient. It has a good number of commercial centers, BPO centers, good schools, and hospitals within its boundaries.

Rent per month: Range from Php13,000 to Php110,500 for a forest cabin-style property

Hospitals: 5

Commercial centers: 6

13. Tagum City

Although this city has always been overshadowed by its more popular neighbor Davao City, Tagum (the provincial capital of Davao Del Norte) has been getting a lot of attention in recent years. It is cited as one of the most livable cities in the Philippines, and is home to a number of festivals including one that celebrates music and another that celebrates bananas (one of its main crops is the beloved fruit enjoyed all over the world). The city also has a number of good hospitals, branches of national banks, tertiary schools, and shopping centers, and is conveniently accessible to Davao’s international airport through the Pan-Philippine Highway.

Hospitals: 6

Commercial centers: 4

14. Lipa City

A recreational, religious, commercial, industrial, and educational center for the province of Batangas, Lipa City offers an adequate deal of urban amenities set upon a rural backdrop. Its location between Mount Malarayat and Mount Makulot gives it a relatively cooler climate compared to its neighboring towns, making it an ideal location for leisure estates that target vacationers and retirees alike. It is home to a number of health resorts, golf estates, and gated communities.

Rent per month: A typical newly built, three-bedroom house rents for Php25,000

Hospitals: 10

Commercial centers: 2 (major shopping malls)

15. Batangas City

The largest city and provincial capital of Batangas, it is deemed as one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines. Dubbed as the industrial port city of the CALABARZON region, Batangas City’s economy is mainly driven by trade, services, and manufacturing. Despite all this, the city is still relatively laid-back. Living in Batangas City gives retirees a central location that is accessible to beach resorts and trek sites. It is also the jump-off point to Puerto Galera in Mindoro Island.

Rent per month: A typical newly built, three-bedroom house rents for Php25,000

Hospitals: 5

Commercial centers: 9


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Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid: Gentle On Hands

Few days ago, I have received three (3) bottles of Dishwashing Liquid that consists of Bubble Man Diswashing Liquid Calamansi, Lemon and Antibac to review the products of Mikewell World of Household Products Co. with office address located at 21 Miller St. Brgy. Bungad Baler, Quezon City, 1105 Quezon City, Philippines.

Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid: Calamansi, Lemon and Antibac
Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid: Calamansi, Lemon and Antibac

For me, in choosing and buying a dishwashing liquid, I consider the quality, affordability, environmental friendly and effectiveness of the product for  the daily use in washing kitchen wares like glasses, plates, utensils and other products in homes, offices, restaurants and other establishments.


In my office, I tried to use the Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid Antibac in washing my personal glass and mug which resulted gentle on hands and easy to rinse, too. The product keep the glass and mug smell fresh and clean.

I have received  three (3) 270ml bottles of Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid as follows:

Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid Calamansi
Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid Lemon
Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid Lemon
Bubble Man Diswashing Liquid Anticbac
Bubble Man Diswashing Liquid Anticbac

The dishwashing liquid is eco-friendly, affordable and efficient in hand washing  glasses, plates, cooking utensils and other kitchen wares in a sink or wash bowl.

The product is available in local supermarkets nationwide and you can also purchase through their FB Page:

Thank you for the opportunity Ms. Jennifer Dizon and Mikewell World of Household Products Co. to review the products.