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Heneral Luna: The Movie

Heneral Luna: The Movie | BayanMall

Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Gregorio del Pilar, and Emilio Aguinaldo are just some of our heroes in the Philippines. We can easily recognize them because we study them in our history class and we can read them in our textbooks. Luckily, these heroes had been made into a film in our convenient and I could say it is very helpful to our learning process in school. Hopefully, all of our heroes will be made into a movie and thankfully we have a movie now entitled “Heneral Luna”. It depicts Antonio Luna’s life, one of our heroes.

Heneral Luna

The film, “Heneral luna”, is directed by Jerrold Tarog and produced by Artikulo Uno Productions. It relays the story of General Antonio Luna as he leads the rebellious Filipinos military during the Philippine-American War. The movie starts with the ill feeling towards the American colonizers and undoubtedly end with the death of Antonio Luna.

Heneral Luna Cast

General Antonio Luna is played by John Arcilla. We can see other characters like Emilio Aguinaldo, Joven Hernando, Apolinario Mabini, Gregorio del Pilar, Paco Roman, Eduardo Rusca, Manuel Bernal, and Jose Bernal. They are played by Mon Confiado, Arron Villaflor, Jeffrey Quizon, Paulo Avelino, Joem Bascon, Archie Alemania, Arthur Acuña, and Alex Vincent Medina respectively. I believe these actors are good artist as well.

Heneral Luna - John Arcilla

This movie shows the good and bad sides of Antonio Luna not like what we use to see in a Filipino hero movie where they always highlight the goodness of an individual. In this show, you will see him get hurt, angry, and curse. Plus, you will find yourself effortly laughing with some of the characters and its dialogue


What amazes me with this film is that it is selected to represent our country in the Academy Award or The Oscar 2016 in the category for Best Foreign Language. Hopefully, they could win. Moreover, the movie is now highest-grossing Filipino historical film of all time. What are you waiting for? It’s never been too late to watch this movie. If you do this, you are supporting them and our industry in Philippine movies.

Heneral Luna: The Movie | BayanMall

Rodrigo Duterte, I Admire You!

Rodrigo Duterte, I Admire You! | BayanMall

Rodrigo Duterte

If you are a “Dabawenyo” you would probably know Rodrigo Duterte. But if not, I’ll introduce him for you. Rodrigo Duterte is known as Rody or Digong. He has been a mayor in Davao City for seven terms. That makes him the longest mayor in the Philippines He also serve as vice-mayor and congressman in that city. What makes him well known?

Well, it is because of his leadership. During his term of service, Duterte imposed some ordinances like the prevention of selling, serving, drinking and consumption of liquors and alcoholic beverages from 1:00 am until 8:00 am. Not only that, he also sets speed limits around the jurisdiction of Davao and implement the firecracker ban. Because of him, the city is known for its anti-smoking ordinance and the only 911 emergency service in Asia.


Because of these accomplishments, Duterte won the National Literacy Hall of Fame Award for three times. He got the first place in the Outstanding Local Government Unit Highly Urbanized City category. Above all, Davao City is now the 4th safest city in the world. This happens because of his strict control of criminals that lives in the city.

Of course, some people don’t like him. He was accused as being the mastermind of a vigilante group known as Davao Death Squad or DDS. This group was reportedly responsible for the criminal killings in Davao City. In spite of this news, others encourage him to run for president in the Philippines.


Recently, Rodrigo Duterte announced his final decision not to run for the presidency position. Many felt dismay. Naturally, we can’t force him with his decision. All we have to do is respect it. This is the excerpt of his speech. “I therefore beg for everyone’s kind understanding and acceptance of my sincerest apologies. After all, there was no ambition for me to aspire for the presidency. The country does not need me. I find no need for it too. I guess it is fate that wills that our long journey together should end this way.”  

I still admire Rodrigo Duterte for his decision. Yes, I’m sad, but it’s okay. For me, he is a great leader. I am thankful for his service in the Davao City. The city improves because of him. Long live Duterte!

Rodrigo Duterte, I Admire You! | BayanMall


Self-Control Is What You Need

Self-Control Is What You Need | BayanMall

At a certain point in our life we became obsessed and addicted to a particular thing. If not being obsess and addict, we have some fear issue and improper behavior to work out with. What are we going to do to solve this kind of problem? Smartly, we responded self-control is what you need. But to be honest, it is not an easy job to do. Don’t torment yourself. Here are some easy and simple ways to improve your self-control.


You know that self-control is the ability to control our feelings, emotions and reactions. This is what makes it important. Because if feelings, emotions and reactions are not handled well, life will become miserable. In short, we will not become successful, happy, and popular in life. Remember, failing to control our self is just simply a failure in all aspects of our life.


Assuming that you are now committed to improving your self-control and already know your problem, let’s proceed to the suggestions. First, have an eight hours of sleep. McGonigal says that sleep deprivation drains glucose in the prefrontal cortex and glucose is the fuel needed for self-control. Robbing yourself from sleep simply means that you are reducing the numbers of your glucose in your brain. Better sleep to restore it.


After you sleep, the next step is to eat. Eat sugary foods for it contains glucose. Baumeister says that acts of self-control reduce blood glucose levels. Therefore, low levels of glucose predict poor performance on self-control tasks and tests. Never forget to eat to raise your blood sugar.


If you are done eating, then you could exercise. Exercising increases our blood and oxygen flow to the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for self-control. This now can enhance our ability to control.

To sum it up, don’t forget to SEE which stands for sleep, eat, and exercise. Always put in your mind that self-control is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. Avoiding something tempting once will help you develop the ability to resist other temptations in the future. God bless you as you exert more effort in self-control.

Self-Control Is What You Need | BayanMall

Washing Machine Of Electrolux

Washing Machine Of Electrolux | BayanMall

washing clothes

Washing clothes is the hardest task for me, especially if you do it by hand. It will consume your time and energy. Thankfully, we have some machine to help us ease our work. Today, we have a lot of washing machine brands and it makes us confuse to choose. I present to you the Electrolux Washer.

Electrolux is a multinational home appliance maker that is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the world’s second-largest home appliance producer by income. They have a washer machine guide to help you decide which model you prefer. I think that’s three reasons why you should pick this brand.


Electrolux washing machines have a fast wash cycle. They have this kind of feature that can take until 14-18 minute cycle and that depends on their washing model you buy. In short, you can do your laundry in a last minute. They have also a great capacity to store all clothes. Even a king size comforter can do. No need to worry if you have a large family. Moreover, they have this property of direct spray washing technology. It adjusts water and energy consumption according to the size of the load. Surely, it is not a waste and that makes them environmentally friendly.

Gladly, BayanMall offer this product. They have models like: Electrolux 5.0 Kg. Washer, Electrolux 6Kg. Washing Machine EWT 604S, Electrolux 8Kg. Front Load Washing Machine EWF 12821, Electrolux EDS7051, Electrolux EWF12022, Electrolux EWF12732, Electrolux EWP10742, Electrolux EWT113, Electrolux EWT121, Electrolux EWT604S, Electrolux EWT704, and Electrolux EWT704S. The prices are ranging from PHP 11-42 thousands. It looks like the price is high, but you will get what you pay for this machine.

bayanmall washing machine

Always remember when you choose Electrolux Laundry Systems, you will get an essential resource. Plus, a partner that is committed in providing support throughout every phase of your laundry operation.

Washing Machine Of Electrolux | BayanMall


Proud Individual Is OFW

Proud Individual Is OFW | BayanMall



Being a worker in abroad, there a lot of things to be proud of. Having this kind of attitude makes them feel happy and satisfied with their outputs. So, what makes an OFW proud of? Here is the list:

*They able to visit another country. Not just visit, they had the opportunity to work there. Plus, they can visit beautiful spots during their break or free time.

*They able to fulfil their dreams. They dream to help their family. They want to support their children in school and give them latest gadgets.


*They have a big heart. They are kind and generous towards others, especially to their loved ones, relatives, friend, and even towards strangers.

*They became instant heroes. This happens because of the sacrifices they made and because of their help in our economic growth.

*They become more beautiful. They now look good because of the physical changes of their appearance.

faith in God

*They still have the faith in God in spite of not attending to a Church service. This is their ally in times of troubles, sorrows, sickness, and adversity. They don’t forget to call Him and ask help.

*They able to endure their hardships. They don’t give up easily because they always remember their purpose in staying in that country.

*They able to speak new languages without proper schooling. They can learn easily and just well to their new environment.

multicultural friends

*They have now  foreign friends. It happens because of their hospitality and great rendered service towards them.

*They serve as our inspiration that anything is possible through constant diligence and patience.

With these reasons, I hope every OFW can say like what Gucci Mane said. I quote, “I’m satisfied and proud of the things I did – even the bumps and the bruises that I’ve had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that’s what we’re doing.” It’s good to be alive and be proud of who you are.

Proud Individual Is OFW | BayanMall

Filipino Food, What’s your favorite?

Filipino Food, What’s your favorite? | BayanMall

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. I agree with what Mark Twain said. Everybody loves to eat and most of all I love Filipino food. Let me share to you my favorite Filipino food.


Filipino food Adobo

Adobo is Spanish for sauce, seasoning, or marinade. It is the unofficial national dish of the Filipino. It consists of chunks of chicken or pork or both cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, lots of garlic and whole peppercorns.


Filipino food Kare-Kare

Kare-kare is a Philippine stew. It is made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally offal or tripe. Goat meat or chicken can be used as well. It is often eaten with “bagoong”(shrimp paste). Sometimes, spiced with chili and sprinkled with calamansi juice.


Filipino food sinigang

Sinigang is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor. It is usually associated with tamarind. Meat differs from fish, pork, shrimp and beef. Variations of the dish also can be get in its sourness. Guava, calamansi, balimbíng, or unripe mango can be used as one of the ingredients.


Filipino food kaldereta

Kaldereta is popular in the Luzon area of the Philippines. It’s common ingredients are cuts of pork, beef, chicken or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce. Plus, a liver spread is added to it. It is originally a goat stew made with tomatoes, potatoes, spices, liver, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers.


Filipino food dinuguan

Dinuguan is a stew dish that is mainly comprised of pork meat and pork blood. Mostly, it is  pork innards such as small and large intestines. It can also be made from beef and chicken meat. Usually, it has vinegar and long green pepper. Dinuguan is  served best with white rice or a Philippine rice cake called puto.

I know you’re hungry now upon reading this. What are you waiting for? Gratify yourself to its smell and taste. Try to  cooking it in your own homes or visit a near carinderia. How about you? What’s your favorite Filipino food?

Filipino Food, What’s your favorite? | BayanMall

Asian Cinema 100 Include 4 Filipino Movies

Asian Cinema 100 Include 4 Filipino Movies | BayanMall

The 20th Busan International Film Festival was conducted On October 1 to October 10, 2015. Along with their celebration they presented ‘Asian Cinema 100’.  This is a new list of the best Asian films of all time. Contentedly, four Filipino movies have made it to the list.

Asian Cinema 100 Manila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag

There are seven films who rank at number 30th. One of it is a Filipino movie entitled “Manila sa Kuko ng Liwanag” (Manila in the Claws of Light). The film is directed by Lino Brocka. It stars Hilda Koronel, Lou Salvador, Jr., Tommy Abuel, and Bembol Roco. It tells the story of a man named Julio Madiaga who is a “provinciano”. He went to Manila to find Ligaya Paraiso who is his long lost love. During the time of his search, a total change occurred to him. He became an angry man who wants justice.

Asian Cinema 100 Insiang

Occupying the 66th spot are three films of Filipinos and 45 from other countries. These are “Insiang,” another work of Lino Brocka, “Batch 81” by Mike de Leon, and “Melancholia” by Lav Diaz. “Insiang” tells a story of a young woman who lives with her mother. Sadly, she was raped by her mother’s criminal companion. She decided to run away with her boyfriend, but ended up to be left behind. She returns home and seek revenge for those who destroy her life. The film stars again with Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal and Rez Crotez.

Asian Cinema 100 Batch 81

While “Batch 81” is about seven newcomers who undergo six months of physical initiation and suffering mental embarrassment. They do this to be  accepted into a fraternity known as Alpha Kappa Omega or AKO. The story is told from the perspective of Sid Lucero, who was portrayed by Mark Gil.

Asian Cinema 100 Melancholia

Whereas  the “Melancholia” is about about three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies. It is an eight-hour movie that can be divided into three parts and an epilogue. It stars Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon and Roeder.

I wish more Filipino movies could be part of their next listing. BIFF renew it every 5 years and I’m glad that they are discovering and valuing Asian movies. More powers to BIFF!

Asian Cinema 100 Include 4 Filipino Movies | BayanMall

Sore Eyes, Its Cause And Cure

Sore Eyes, Its Cause And Cure | BayanMall

If you are a fan of watching Teen Wolf, you will distinguish an alpha werewolf by observing its eyes. If it’s red, then rest assured it’s an alpha and not a beta. Yet, we all know that werewolves are only fictitious character. But today, if you have the redness in your eyes and the gritty sensation, no doubt you have this so called pink eye or sore eyes. What are the causes of sore eyes?

Sore Eyes

Sore eyes are caused by too much exposure to the sun, television, and computer screen. Wearing incorrect sunglasses and not cleaning contact lenses are also sources of having sore eyes. Don’t forget also the infections and as you rub your eyes excessively are the root as well. So, what are we going to do if you have this?

Sore Eyes wash your eyes

Simply wash your eyes with cold water. Speaking of cold, you can grab some ice cubes, wrap it on a clean cloth and put it in your eyes to relieve the sore you felt. Luckily, frozen food can do as well if you don’t prefer ice cubes. Surprisingly, spoon if chilled can work also just place it over your eyes. Cucumbers, if slice and cold, has the same effect as well.

Sore Eyes eye drops

Eye drops are good relief of sore eyes as well. You can buy it in any store or just make it on your own. You can mix the solution of honey and milk. Then, apply it in your eyes. If you don’t like eye droppers, you can use the tea bags to cover your eyes for a couple of minutes. Plus, the contents of the tea bags can be used as your eye wash. On top of this, crying is the natural method to wash away the impurities inside your eyes. I don’t know how will you do it, but this time crying is good and serve the right purpose.

Sore Eyes eye break

Next time, be careful and take some preventive measure. You can do it by getting more sleep at night and taking an “eye break” from your daily activities. Try also to drink a lot of water and wash your hands regularly.

Sore Eyes, Its Cause And Cure | BayanMall




KalyeSerye Top Tweets or Hashtags

KalyeSerye Top Tweets or Hashtags | BayanMall

KalyeSerye is one of the shows that Filipinos are crazy about. It stars the AlDub couple. They become now the huge hit in the internet. The netizens keep tweeting them up. Here are the top five tweets or hashtag from AlDub.

KalyeSerye #ALDubEBforLOVE

#ALDubEBforLOVE – This hashtag got 25.6 million tweets. It was episode 63 of KalyeSerye which aired on 26th of September. It was the second date of Alden and Yaya Dub which is held in the mansion of Lola Nidora. It ended as Alden got out of the house and heard the shout of Lola Nidora.

KalyeSerye #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate

#ALDUBMostAwaitedDate – This hashtag got 12.3 million tweets. It was episode 57 of KalyeSerye which aired on the 19th of September. This is where Lola Nidora allowed Yaya Dub to have a date with Alden. The date is only short because Yaya had to go home to give the medicine to Lola. Shockingly, a loud crashing sound was heard.

KalyeSerye AlDub_inside(1)

#AldubTheAbduction – This hashtag got 6.37 million tweets. It was episode 51 of Kalyeserye which aired on 12th of September. This was the second time that Alden and Yaya Dub met personally. It was revealed that Duhrizz, the granddaughter of Lola Nidora, was responsible for the abduction of the two. But, in the end it was resolved.

KalyeSerye #AldubBattleForACause

#AldubBattleForACause – This hashtag earned 5.8 million tweets. It was episode 45 of KalyeSerye which was shown on September 5. This was the first time they met physically because it is always done on a TV screen. Both of them perform in the Broadway. After that, as they saw each other a plywood separate them apart and it was ended as Yaya Dub was being kidnapped.

KalyeSerye #ALDUBMaiDenForReal

#ALDUBMaiDenForReal – This hashtag earned 3.62 million tweets. This was episode 55 of the KalyeSerye which was shown on September 17. Both characters played a matching game which eventually they won. As a gift of Lola Nidora to them, they are granted to have a date.

I’m sure this couple has a lot to thank their Filipino fans for making them a big hit. Let’s look more forward to their love story and more tweets to come.

KalyeSerye Top Tweets or Hashtags | BayanMall

Filipinos Attributes In Abroad

Filipinos Attributes In Abroad | BayanMall

Life in another country makes you transform into a newly being. You’ll gain new traits that you’ve never known before. This will add to your whole persona to become a better being. Let me tell you something about Filipinos and their acquired characteristics as they live and work abroad.


Filipinos diligence

Filipinos  are known for their diligence. How much more if you become an OFW? They work hard to be able to send money for their left family. They always double their time so that they can send wonderful gifts if ever there are occasions at home. They can do all kinds of work and fulfill their task rigidly. We didn’t know if they have sidelines beside their occupation. No doubt, OFWs are diligent workers.


Filipinos charitable

OFW becomes selfless as they stay in abroad. They always think what’s for the betterment of their family especially to their children. They gave their all in terms of sending money, gifts, and packages. I don’t know if they save money or they really give away their income. If that’s the case, they do love their own family than their self. I can’t see no reason why we love our OFW. They deserve our love and affection so make time to chat and answer their call.

Fast Learner

Filipinos fast learner

One common problem of a Filipino is being slow in learning especially in Math and English subject but I think it does not apply today. No wonder during the Spanish period we were called as idiots. Well, that hurts but how about our OFW, do they feel the same? I don’t know but one thing for sure that all of us will come to a point of feeling inadequacy. You can observe that Filipinos can adapt well in foreign countries. They know the language where they live. Not only that, they can speak as if they are the locals in that country. Take note, they don’t enroll in school to learn to speak Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish and etc. I can’t help but be amaze of their newly learned language. I salute them because they have the passion to learn by their own.


Filipinos hospitable

One of the outstanding traits of Filipinos is being hospitable. Could this trait be applicable if you are working abroad? I echo it with a resounding, Yes. Imagine, they are alone in that place. They don’t know one but still they are friendly. They welcome everyone in their life. They love helping their “kababayans” who are struggling at first. They are glad to meet their fellow Filipinos even though they are not related in blood or in short they are stranger with one another. On top of this, they respect their boss even if that’s their duty.


Filipinos CHEERFUL

In spite of hardships, we can easily notice that Filipinos can smile easily. Speaking of hardships, truly OFWs encounter great difficulty in their life but we know they are still cheerful and have a positive outlook in their life. They take pride of what they do even if their work is a nanny or a driver. They are not ashamed of what they do. They are happy and makes effort to be happy. That’s why we can see their post immediately as they go to a mall, visit a new place, or simply in their room. I understand it because that’s their outlet in expressing their joy.

Basically, even if you are not OFW or simply a Filipino, you do have this trait. Let’s improve it more so that we will be satisfied of our life.

Filipinos Attributes In Abroad | BayanMall