BARO x Trinkets MNL Summer Giveaway!

I said it would come, and because of the powers that be, it is here!

First ever giveaway so let’s make it easy for you shall we? :)

  1. Like BARO and Trinkets MNL pages
  2. Follow my blog.  Just click the funky button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Post this as your status in Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr: “The best and most glamorous summer ever with BARO for stylista and Trinkets MNL! #supercarlagiveaway”  Don’t forget to tag those names! :)

Promo is for Philippine residents only.

Quite simple I believe! :)  Two of you gets to win this!

First place gets to take home the Polka Kaftan and second place, the Mithra Top from BARO for Stylista!

First and second place winners get to choose their prize:  one beaded necklace and one threads bracelet from Trinkets MNL!  Oh and the first place winner gets a pair of feathered earrings too!

It’s so simple and easy — we’re giving all these away for you!

Keep your comments coming, answer as much as you can, tweet/post as much as you can!  Promo ends on March 31, 11:59 pm!  Winners will be drawn on April 2 and announced on April 4!

Come on ladies!  You know this is just too good to pass up! :)

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Nurses’ salary to increase

This has to be the best news ever.  I mean really.  I have friends and peers who have been waiting for this day for a very very very long time.  I hope this actually gets enacted in the near future.  I hope the government realizes how important this is.

I don’t know if anyone of you ever noticed but teachers and nurses are required to get professional licenses and yet they cannot charge professional fees.  Ye?  Maybe after this, the teachers would go next. :)

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Nurses’ salary to increase — Angara
Published : Sunday, March 11, 2012

A BILL seeking to increase the monthly salary of nurses and  further protect the nursing profession was filed in the House of Representatives.

House Bill 5780, authored by Rep.  Juan Edgardo Angara, once enacted into law will give nurses monthly pay equivalent to Salary Grade 15 or about P14,000.

The bill intends to amend Republic Act 9173 or Nursing Act of 2002.

Angara said that the minimum base pay of nurses in public and private health and health-related institutions should be in accordance with prevailing salary standards set by law for professionals.

The bill mandates the hospitals and other medical institutions to provide incentives and benefits to the nurses.

At present, a nurse is receiving a monthly salary of only P5,000 to P7,000 in government and private hospitals while those working  in clinics and small privately owned hospitals are getting P4,000.

Angara said the quantity of Filipino nurses has been inversely proportional to the quality of education provided by nursing schools in the country.

Based on records, when Republic Act 9173 was enacted into law, there were only around 251 schools but now the country has 491 nursing schools.

Records also showed that from 2000 to 2010, there were about 2,668,046 enrollees in nursing schools nationwide with only 491,900 graduates and 365,625 passing the nursing licensure examinations.

Angara said that the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) results show an alarming decline in the annual national passing percentage. It reached an all-time low of 35.26% in December 2010 NLE with only 29,711 passes out of 84.287 examinees.

“We have an oversupply of nurses and yet we are still far from achieving the ideal nurse to patient ration of 1:4 per shift. The Philippine General Hospital has a nurse to patient ratio of 1:15-26 per shift while Davao del Sur has a province-wide ration of 1:44-45 per shift. Clearly, there is an urgent need for reforms,” Angara said.

Under the bill, the National Nursing Career Progression Program which will be created will get the funding from the annual appropriation act, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes, the Philippine Amusement and Games Corp., and the Professional Regulation Commission.

“The bill will expand the roles and responsibilities of nurses that focus on specialized and more advanced practice in the various health care settings and not just primary health care service.         Jester Manalastas

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Side note:

I added a new page here in the bloggity as we prepare for another giveaway!  Come on you guys. :)  You know you want to join so click follow at the footer now! :)

Lolli Puff Giveaway!

Get a chance to win P1,000 gift certificate from Dillingers 1903 just by clicking Like on Facebook!

Lolli Puff offers the sweetest and sexiest selections that are affordable and romantic, flattering for every body type.  Valentines day is just around the corner, and what better gift can you give your partner — or better yourself — than to don that lingerie that can easily take you from day to night!

The good thing about Lolli Puff is that they offer how to wear your lingerie as outerwear.  Each week you get fashion tips and care tips for your own Lolli Puff product.  First batch of pre-order is until February 6, just in time for that red letter day. <3  Clickity click for their full collection here!

Oh and yeah, here’s a preview:

HERE’S HOW TO WIN A P1,000 GC AT DILLINGERS 1903!

1.  Follow my blog!  You have options on the right sidebar, either on Bloglovin’ or in WordPress. :)
2.  Click ‘Like’ on Lolli Puff’s Facebook page.
3.  Tweet/post/update your status to this:  I want to win that Dillingers date from #LolliPuff! Don’t forget to link it to the Lolli Puff page.

Once Lolli Puff hits 500 fans and is shared 200 times on Facebook and elsewhere, the raffle begins!  See?  The sooner we hit that number, the sooner the raffle begins!

So there!  Clickity click people! :)

Here’s the challenge. Are you ready?

A few days ago, a friend of mine presented a challenge.  To be frank, I really did try to comply, but I missed Day 3 last night.  I realized, I won’t be able to do it, until I announce it and make it official.

So here’s the challenge posed by a really good friend:

Do you think I can do it?  I’m starting to doubt it, but hey.  I’m up for the challenge.

I just restarted and made visible that site counter on the upper right corner of this blog.  To make this blog more interactive and more fun to visit, wait for 10,000 hit.  Better yet, make it reach 10,000 and see what I have in store for you. :)

So there.  Here I go.  The 30-day blogging challenge starts now. :)