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Cutting Through The Digital Marketing Bullshit

Cutting Through The Digital Marketing Bullshit

harp insights and 15 years worth of recaps from Kotler’s practice of what Marketing stands for and how the change in technology and social landscape completely changed the game field.

Complete List of Billers Who Are Delaying their Due Dates for 30 days

Complete List of Billers Who Are Delaying their Due Dates for 30 days

Here is our collected list of utility companies, telecommunication, and a few banks offering later date or deferred payments.

Our Fight Against Covid-19: All You Need To Know

Our Fight Against Covid-19: All You Need To Know

In recent weeks, the world has been shocked by the news of the emergence of a new strain of Covid-19 or coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and which has now infected more than 130K across the globe. The numbers of infected people tend to multiply by 2-3 times from the base weekly counts (in the case of PH cases).

“Total Cases” = total cumulative count (134,818). This figure, therefore, includes deaths and recovered or discharged patients (cases with an outcome).

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Proper awareness, preparation, and a strategic approach need to be implemented amongst ourselves. The better we understand the essential theorems behind the Corona Virus or Covid-19, the better approach and measures we can take.

Disclaimer: This content is lengthy as we summarize validated pieces of information available and we made sure to include all the important details that need not be missed out. In addition, all data sources are slated at the end of this article. 


First things first, What Are

The Symptoms


COVID-19 typically causes flu-like symptoms including fever and cough.

In some patients – particularly the elderly and others with other chronic health conditions – these symptoms can develop into pneumonia, with chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

  1. Start with a fever (98.6%), followed by a dry cough (59.4%).
  2. After a week, it can lead to shortness of breath.
  3. Fatigue (69.6%) and joint pains

**** “%” Findings from the Wang et al study published on JAMA and based on 138 hospitalized patients

Who are at High Risk?

  1. => 60 years of age
  2. Those with “Pre-existing Conditions” by w/c puts them at a higher risk than everyone else.
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • chronic respiratory disease
  • hypertension


How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?


  • Three (3) hours later in the air
  • up to four (4) hours on copper
  • up to 24 hours on cardboard
  • and up to two to three (3) days on plastic and stainless steel.


source: NY times


There are three main categories of people considered to be close contacts of COVID-19 patients

  1. Those who directly interact with COVID-19 patients without using proper protective equipment (PPE)
  2. People with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, including persons under investigation, who do not need to be hospitalized and who can receive care at home (see Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19))
  3. People with confirmed COVID-19, who were hospitalized and then determined to be medically stable to go home (see Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19));


What’s your call to action?

The basic PPE to be worn around COVID-19 patients are face masks, especially when entering and staying in the same room. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also points out that disposable gloves must be used “when you touch or have contact with the patient’s blood, stool, or body fluids, such as saliva, sputum, nasal mucus, vomit, urine.”


Medical Face Mask Clipart


sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

Call ahead before visiting your doctor

If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Here’s a comprehensive telephone directory of hospitals in The Philippines

Wear a facemask

You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or even pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.

Please be mindful and make sure to cover your coughs and sneezes

We’ve witnessed a number of people who aren’t mindful of this. We were at the grocery store last night and at least 3 people openly cough without covering their mouths. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid sharing personal household items

For the interim, start segregating your daily household items i.e spoon/Fork, cups, beddings, etc.

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day

High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.

Monitor your symptoms

Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility.

Discontinuing home isolation

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to below.


This is a hard battle, but it can be fought- IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER.


Recovery rate is at a benchmark percentage of => 95%

80% of cases are mild

Based on all 72,314 cases of COVID-19 confirmed, suspected, and asymptomatic cases in China as of February 11, a paper by the Chinese CCDC released on February 17 and published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology has found that:

  • 80.9% of infections are mild (with flu-like symptoms) and can recover at home.
  • 13.8% are severe, developing severe diseases including pneumonia and shortness of breath.
  • 4.7% as critical and can include respiratory failure, septic shock, and multi-organ failure.
  • in about 2% of reported cases, the virus is fatal.
  • The risk of death increases the older you are.
  • Relatively few cases are seen among children.


Flatten The Curve


The immediate and most effective course of action is to practice Social Distancing

canceling mass gatherings, working from home, self-quarantine, self-isolation, avoiding crowds — to keep the virus from spreading fast.

Epidemiologists call this strategy of preventing a huge spike in cases “flattening the curve,” and it looks like this


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“Even if you don’t reduce total cases, slowing down the rate of an epidemic can be critical,” wrote Carl Bergstrom, a biologist at the University of Washington in a Twitter thread praising the graphic, which was first created by the CDC, adapted by consultant Drew Harris, and popularized by the Economist. The chart has since gone viral with the help of the hashtag #FlattenTheCurve.




All of us has a responsibility to help protect not just ourselves but to our wider community as well, by staying informed, taking our own precautions, practising good hygiene and upping our immune system.


Remember that prevention is an endeavor that can only succeed with a society-wide effort. Again, please practice Social Distancing and let’s do our share to Flatten The Curve

Stay strong everyone. Lets all hope and act towards fighting this pandemic. May God bless us all. Here are 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO DURING THE METRO MANILA LOCKDOWN

Check out the live analytics counter for monitored cased across all countries HERE.


  1. Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  2. Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China – JAMA, Wang et al., February 7, 2020
  3. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China – Huang et al., The Lancet. January 24, 2020
  4. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study – Chen et al, The Lancet, January 30, 2020
  5. Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) [Pdf] – World Health Organization, Feb. 28, 2020

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Roadtrip to Deep South of Luzon: Sorsogon (a Travel Guide)

Roadtrip to Deep South of Luzon: Sorsogon (a Travel Guide)

Let us take you further south on our FGDO Roadtrip Series to Sorsogon. Come away with us we show you Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO.

FRINGE 2020: The bold, the nude, and the taboo

FRINGE 2020: The bold, the nude, and the taboo

The Fringe Manila Festival enters the second half of its first decade, returning to fill some holes and bridge gaps in Metro Manila!

Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentine’s season will soon grace us with all the hyper-romantic prepositions, imposing marketing schemes from our local malls, and extra cheesy extravaganzas of everything. Despite our awareness about these schemes, Us Filipinos still give in to this once a year occasion. We’re sappy romantic and it’s embedded in our culture’s DNA.

The mind-boggling question that most couples face is the quest to know: WHERE TO EAT? – Worry no more, The Fat Girls Day Out crew got you covered. We’ll even throw in other places to go (Where to Go) and fun activities to do (What to Do).

Plan ahead for Valentines

So play your cards well my friend. Take this article as your guideline on how to bring your A-Game on to the field. Plan ahead as early as now and let us share with you our top recommendations so you and your date this upcoming valentine will definitely have a superb time.


fat girls day out valentines day


Here are our recommended lists of restaurants that’ll definitely score you some points on your rack. Please keep in mind that AMBIANCE IS KING.

CX conditions must be met:

Ambiance rating: => 4 Extra Rice Rating
Taste/Food: => 4 Extra Rice Rating

Toyo Eatery:  Quality without the Formality

  • Contact Number:+63 9177208630
  • Ground Floor, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City
  • Approximate Budget: 1,300php/pax
  • Ideal time: Dinner

Why Go?

The restaurant has an open atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy Filipino hospitality in a contemporary setting. Complimented with locally sourced types of furniture; Diretso Acacia Tables, E. Murio rattan chairs, and capiz fixtures by Milo Naval. The warm local wood and items stood out so well against the polished concrete and basic interiors.


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Toyo’s philosophy revolves around taking basic elements of Filipino flavor presenting it in a subtle way that strips basic elements to highlight the true essence of it.

fat girls day out-valentines

What to Get?

Offerings are best enjoyed through its tasting menus (P2,900 +++ per person) or its three-course set menu (P1,000 per person). A handful of dishes are available in à la carte. We decided to try first the 3-course meal for our first visit.

You can dine for a maximum of 2 hours.  Read about our overall Toyo Eatery experience here.

The Old Swiss Inn Restaurant:  A 24-hour rendezvous 

  • Makati: G/F Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 818-8251 (reservations)
  • Open 24 hours***
  • Ideal time: Late Afternoons- Dinner
  • View full menu here

Why Go?

Switzerland is known as a neutral country but they actually have many influences from Germany, Italy, and France. This confluence of flavors can be found in Old Swiss Inn’s menu roster where you can see and taste the influence.

Old Swiss Inn provides the new generation of customers the quintessential experience to European dining. It has all the beautiful textured layers of experience, a remarkable induction to Swiss menu staples.  

The ambiance is charming and quaint. If you value privacy and exclusivity then this place is a charmer. They’re open 24/7 ready to treat you and your date anytime.

What to Get?

This Valentine’s, The Old Swiss Inn is featuring their Toblerone S’ mores Fondue Bar from Feb. 8, 2020 to Feb 16, 2020. Create your own Signature Valentine S’mores. Unlimited options and combinations until you come up with the one you love and make it your own. Price: ₱ 2,000/person + 10% Service Charge.

Valentine’s Menu

  • Soup or Salad
  • Australian Lamb Chops, US Black Angus Prime Rib or Grilled Salmon with Butter Sauce
  • Toblerone S’ mores Fondue Bar


fat girls day out valentines day
US Black Angus Prime Rib


fat girls day out valentines day
Australian Lamb Chops




The Toblerone S’mores Fondue Bar

A whole lot of melted Toblerone, home-made marshmallows, and bespoke spreads!



fat girls day out valentines day





Raffles’ Writer’s Bar Romantic Tea Afternoon


What to Get?

For a delightful mid-day affair at Writers Bar, indulge in Valentine’s Afternoon Tea featuring a sumptuous array of sweets and savories inspired by cupid’s day at PHP1,500 for two, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from February 1 to 15.



fat girls day out valentines day


Prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to 10% service charge and applicable local taxes.   For inquiries and more information, please call Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s Restaurant Reservations at 7795 1840 or email

Note: All three recommended restaurants have functioning bars with the proper collection of wines, spirits, and liquors. Fancy to go somewhere else to drink? Get our list here


fat girls day out valentines day


Ditch going on a movie date. Do that when you reach your old-plateau stage of the relationship when you’ve got nothing else to do, but to sit silently for at least 2 hours doing nothing. Do something new and memorable that heightens the senses and will evoke positive feelings and emotions. It has been proven that people who shared adrenaline rushed-activity tend to become closer. Read more on the abstract of the study here. 



Go target shooting over ARMSCOR.

Click here for their list of branches. You can bring your own gun or rent at P500/gun (guest), P300/gun (member). The cost of a bullet is roughly 10php/each. For first-timers. there will be an assigned instructor to teach you and your date the ropes.



Dance a different way over at Republic Fencing and Sports Club

  • Address: Basement 1 Makati Square, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pio del Pilar
  • Opens 10am-9pm
  • Find them on Facebook here. For reservations and rates here’s their number 0905249221

If you’re a little afraid to handle a gun. Fencing is a good alternative. It is classy, its competitive in nature and it’s artfully choreographed.



PhotoA from Republic Fencing


Browse through our diverse and out of the box curated crawls in advocacy of Filipino forward activities with the premise of showing you; WHERE TO EAT, WHERE TO GO, AND WHAT TO DO.

Let’s dabble into food, art, culture, and history! Book yourself a seat and let’s all have a Day Out!


Overall Take

If the person is really worth it and you’re willing to go the extra mile to make a solid impression then I hope these tips and recommendations would create an awesome Valentine experience for both you and your date.

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The Tapenade: A Solid Ensemble of Mediterranean Feast

The Tapenade: A Solid Ensemble of Mediterranean Feast

Restaurant Tapenade at the Discovery Primea introduces new signature dishes and an enhanced Salad Room. A Fat Girls Day Out Dining Experience.

Diplomat Hotel: Go Up The Hill To The Dominican Retreat House

Diplomat Hotel: Go Up The Hill To The Dominican Retreat House

One of the northern Luzon destinations that we love is Baguio and whenever we’re with friends who haven’t gone around the pine city we would always bring them to the what used to be known as the Diplomat Hotel. We’re weirdly fond of everything eerie, and not to mention, testimonial ghost stories, so these kinds of locations spark our interest a lot. You’ve probably seen this old ruins on a Facebook post where people would post selfies of themselves and a tall worn-out structure as their background with the caption “ghost hunting“.

This place is the perfect portrayal of cinematic haunted locations and it has remained remarkably consistent across time, and the ambiance presence incorporates our macabre delusions of what it was before and what we’ve expected to see. 


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How To Reach The Property


  • Jeepney: Ask the driver to drop you off at the foot of the Dominican Hill
  • Car: Set your GPS app to “Diplomat Hotel



The Dominican Hill Retreat House, also commonly known as the Diplomat Hotel, is now an abandoned structure atop Dominican Hill. Famous for its ghost sighting stories, the whole property on which it stands has become a Dominican Heritage Hill and Nature Park. A panoramic view of the city unfolds from its vantage point and a great garden is surrounding the entire property. What makes this place haunted?


Horrific Past and its 2nd re-birth

Up the hill is the Dominical Retreat house where it used to stand back in 1911. American friars and nuns of the Dominican order seek solace and R&R in Baguio.  It became a refugee place during World War II from people escaping the terror of Japanese soldiers, but when the same forces advanced and invaded the property they turned the retreat house as their headquarters. Brutal imperial armies committed unspeakable acts of inhumane violence– decapitating priest, raping nuns, and barbaric torturing of those captives of war. During the end of the Japanese occupation and as the American forces were slowly liberating this section– Japanese armies committed suicide to refuse defeat.

Rebuilt back in 1947 and was sold to a Tony Agpaoa who was a businessman/spiritual surgeon. He then put up the Diplomat Hotel as a place where guest would come and get spiritual healing from Agpaoa at the same time. The hotel ceased to exist in the early ’80s when there were reports that a fire broke out and several people were trapped inside their rooms. On another incident, the former house nurse committed suicide by jumping off its rooftop. Following these tragedies was the death of Agpaoa in 1987 where he suffered from a heart attack while spending time inside the property.


The Feeling When You Walk Through Its Halls

We re-visited the place on rainy September season and given the top hill location of the property the area was extra foggy adding more character to its facade.


This ambivalence feeling of wanting to flee leaves you frozen in place, wallowing in unease. But at the same time, you’d be in awe of how magnificent its architecture is. Fr. Roque Ruaño, O.P., was the same architect of the University of Santo Tomas’s main building.


Snippets and Visuals


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Courtyard area


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Vandals on the wall


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Westwing of the building


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Along its hallway



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Garden area gazeebo


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Top view of the surrounding area


Why Go?

Despite its troubled past, the entire property is still stunning. A magnificent structure sitting on top of the hill where you can see an almost 360 view of the city. Wander around and appreciate its Spanish Dominican Design and perhaps go further east to its paved trail along with magnificent tall pines.

Come away with us again during our #DayOut as we take you around during our Weekend Wanderings!


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Baguio City For A Day: Where to EAT, Where to GO and What to DO!

Baguio City For A Day: Where to EAT, Where to GO and What to DO!

Come away with us during our #Day Out as we show you Where to Eat, Where to Go, and What to DO if you have only 48 hours to spend in the city of Pines. 


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