Tuesday, August 30, 2016

An Open Letter to my Awesome Angel with special needs on his 7th Birthday

I made this letter 2 years ago, posted on my Facebook and now sharing here on my blog :-):-):-) *revised some parts though.

To my sweetheart RAian,

You have taught me more about the meaning of life. You have challenged me in ways I thought would undo me but instead it has made me a better human being and I am eternally indebted to u for that. You fill my life with meaning and purpose and even on my worst days, when I feel helpless to help you through the pain and tears and the discomfort of trying to fit into this imperfect world, you still manage to love me. You will climb up into my lap, flash ur amazing grin(tititita-brown) and for a moment we are one again and i know that I AM ENOUGH. (Isang patak na luha.hehe)

I wish so many things for you baby, above all of course, health. Secondly, is continued happiness. The kind of happiness that comes from an unlimited supply of yellow cars, millions of (milk) boxes along your path, and enough batt for your gadgets to last you a lifetime. (The last-mentioned not anymore, kase binato mo yung natitira... sira na. Huhu)

I had so much wisdom to impart on you, Raian. So many life lessons to pass down and I couldn't wait to get started. But you, you had other plans.

The more I got to know you, the more I realized how little about life I actually knew, and in the end it is you who has taught me patience,unconditional love, forgivenes, joy and acceptance.

It is YOU who is filled with wisdom. The kind of wisdom that cannot be gathered from books. It is a wisdom of a boy who finds pleasure in the simple things, things that I may have otherwise overlooked had you not been around to show them to me these last 7 yrs.

Thank u for making my life whole, anak. (Literally crying a river here)

Happy 7th bday pogi! We love you so much to infinity and beyond!!!


Thank you to everyone who joined #MITMxStatusHairSalonCavite #MadeItThroughMumGiveaway.

And as promised..the winner of 1000 worth of Status Hair Salon Cavite GC is (drum roll)

Consuelo Burac 

Congratulations!!! Kindly send me a PM on my Facebook page. Thank you and Enjoy! 

Monday, August 29, 2016


The City government of Ozamiz thru the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), has launched a job fair for the whole of Ozamiz last August 26, 2016 held at the Cotta Fort.

Participated by a number of businesses and companies such as: Toyota Cagayan Ozamiz, CITI Hardware Ozamiz, Palawan Pawnshop Inc, Vicente T. Lao Construction, Robinsons Supermarket and San Miguel Corp to name a few, the job fair was geared to get local workers be engaged and lessen the migration of possible workforce to other locations thus creating a stronger and developing working place in the area.

Based on the number of participants and a report given after the fair, the LGU of Ozamiz is concerned with that percentage considered not part of the work force. At present, they will look into it and create programs that will make the people in the area workforce worthy. The City Government aims to build the place worthy of investors, with local manpower to back-up the needs of these businesses. This is the direction of Ozamiz.

This job fair is just the start of Ozamiz development as a work worthy place, not just of its people but also a place to do business.

For other job fair schedules, please contact Judith R. Halasan at the PESO office: 088- 564-4332.

Eggciting Adventure Day espouses “One Egg a Day” advocacy


Egg is considered as one of the Filipino’s breakfast staples. This largely versatile food can be fried, poached or boiled. It is also an essential ingredient in most baked products.

Whether you like it scrambled or sunny side up, eating egg is important for it is a good source of protein, choline and essential vitamins necessary for the body. Thus, Philippine Egg Board Association, together with The Good Egg by Sarimanok, emphasizes the importance of one egg a day to families.

According to Philippine Egg Board Association, having an egg a day is vital to one’s health as it manages weight, provides muscle strength and prevents muscle-loss, leads to better brain function and maintains eyes health. For women, it is good to include egg in your meal for it contributes to healthy pregnancy.

To further promote this advocacy and celebrate the upcoming World Egg Day on October, Guerilla Race and the aforementioned institutions have teamed up and designed an exciting adventure for families dubbed as “Eggciting Adventure Day #itloglusogeveryday.” This first ever event made for Filipino families aims to raise awareness as well as include egg in a day’s meal. The main highlight of this adventure is the Eggciting Family Fun Run where individuals and even families can run together. It will happen on October 16, 2016 at the SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex in Pasay City.

This event is a benefit race as part of the registration fee will be donated to Save The Children Foundation with the aim of fighting the long-term effects of stunting and malnutrition in the country.

The latest report presented by Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) and Save the Children Organization last April 19, 2016 explains the current situation of stunting and chronic malnutrition the country. Chronic malnutrition and stunting continue to rise in the last decade.

According to FNRI data, from 2013 to 2015, ten percent of stunting children increased to an average of 40 percent and is expected to increase in 2016. The burden of stunting and malnutrition has greatly affected the country as it ranks as ninth in the world for having the highest number of stunted children. This poses a major concern for it affects children’s health.

Other than its battle against stunting and malnutrition, this charity run will also help soldier’s orphans to continue their education through AFP Educational Benefit System Office.

Apart from the much-awaited fun run, the Eggciting Adventure Day will also feature the following activities such as Eggciting Mini Egg Hunt, Eggciting Dance Fitness, Eggciting Health Consultation, and many more.

Race fees are as follows:

P250.00 for 500-meter dash with egg hunt (child and guardian)

P250.00 for 1K (3-10 years old- child and guardian)

P400.00 for 3K (individual)

P1300.00 for 3K (family of 4)

P500.00 for 5K 

P600.00 for 10K race

Chris Sports is the official registration partner of this charity race event. To register, please visit xany of the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, SM BF, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA – The Block, and Market, Market.

For online registration, please visit:

For details about this interesting race, please contact Ms. Nikka Ramos of Guerilla Race at 0927-8484533 or 0998-9565231.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ELRO Retail Corporation wins big in local and international tilts

ELRO Retail Corporation,  a leading player in the footwear retail and distribution industry in the country, proudly took home a string of prestigious awards, both local and international, that recognizes their marketing and sales leadership in the Philippines and across the region. 
Francisco R. Elizalde, ELRO Retail Corporation President and Magno Kleber de Freitas, Grendene Export Manager

ELRO was hailed as the Number One Sales Producer for the Oceania and Asia Region, in the recently concluded Grendene World Sales Convention held at the Sofitel Rio De Janiero in Brazil. 

The Grendene World Sales Convension is organized by Grendene S.A. - manufacturer of Ipanema, Grendha, Rider, and Zaxy brands of footwear - as the company's way of recognizing the initiatives and accomplishments of its global distributors and international representatives. It acknowledges not only the attainment of sales goals and targets, but also recognizes how the brand promise of Grendene's portfolio of footwear - known for their strong personality and brand recognition - is maintained in various markets around the world.

Meanwhile, Bambu retail store, home of the famous Brazilian footwear brands Ipanema, Grendha and Rider, was recently bestowed the Marketing Excellence Award for its hub located at the Ayala Harbor Point Mall in Olongapo City. With this year's theme "Designing for Retail Tomorrow, Today," The Ayala Merchants Rewards Program recognizes the achievements and innovations of Ayala Malls' merchant partners who have made significant contribution in the retail industry.

From left:  Belinda Benghui, PRA Auditor; Adrian Cristobal, DTI Secretary; Francisco R. Elizalde,  ELRO Retail Corp. President;  Wricks Recario, ELRO Retail Corp. Sales Division Head and    Arthur Coronel, PRA Vice President.

Furthermore, Bambu received the coveted Most Outstanding Retailer of the Year Award, Fashion Shoes and Bags - Small Category, during the 2015 Outstanding Filipino Retailers and Shopping Centers of the Year Awards Night held at the Marriot Hotel, Manila. This prestigious award, given out by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), the largest organization of the country's top retailers and prime movers, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), cites the outstanding performance of local retailers that exemplify the best business models as well as good ethical practices in their operations.

"These awards bestowed on us by Grendene, AyalaMalls, and the Philippine Retailers Association, serve to inspire us to further push the brands that we carry," states Francisco R. Elizalde, ELRO Retail Corporation President. "It forces us to remain innovative and dynamic as we respond to changing customer needs."

ELRO Retail Corporation, founded in 2005, is an established player in the footwear retail and distribution industry in the Philippines, and is committed in providing excellent service and uncompromising professionalism to all its customers.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Are you Financially World Class?

“You can learn how to become a Financially World Class Company by making your finances simple and getting your management team focused on the right measures”, said Mr. Andrew Stotz, PhD, CFA.  

And, this is exactly what he is going to impart in his inaugural seminar-workshop entitled “Make Your Company Financially World Class” happening this September 28-29, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Manila Galleria powered by The Society Events in partnership with ADFIAP and ThinkTank Global Branding.

From his two decades as a financial analyst and business owner, Andrew created a simple, easy-to-understand, comprehensive way to get any management team focused on the financial measures that matter.  Using the same system, you can make your company financially world class.

Who should attend this two-day seminar-workshop?  

Entrepreneurs looking for ways to beat large, established competitors
CEOs, CXOs, CFOs, MDs and Senior Management
Highly competitive management team members
New managers who are looking for new ways to be more effective
Advisors and coaches to senior management
The seminar is broken into four parts and all materials will be provided.  Participants will need to provide financial data on their companies prior to the event and will work through their own plan of action to take away from the seminar.  

And, the most awesome deal is each participant will get a 30-minute follow up Skype call with Andrew after the seminar to help the participant to continue to implement what they have learned.

Mr. Andrew Stotz, PhD, CFA is an award-winning financial analyst with twenty years of experience at various investment banks. He is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, an independent research firm which helps companies improve their financial performance; and individuals and institutions grow their wealth. He has been a university lecturer throughout his career, and earned his PhD (Finance) from the University of Science and Technology of China. Andrew co-founded CoffeeWORKS Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading specialty coffee roaster and has authored two books: You Won’t Get Rich in the Stock Market… Until You Change the Way You Think about It and Transform your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 Points. He currently serves as the President of CFA Society Thailand and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2001.

Register now until September 16 to enjoy a Php5,000 discount!  To register online for the seminar-worksho, please go to http://dsocietyevents.wixsite.com/mysite/events.  

For inquiries, please free to send an email to events@andrewstotz.com  or a message to 09178419571.

Eggciting Race for a Cause

Did you know that one egg a day is good for your health?

Philippine Egg Board Association enumerates five valid reasons why you should have one egg a day. First, it helps you in weight management. Second, it provides muscle strength and prevents muscle-loss. Third, it makes your brain function better. Fourth, it maintains eyes’ health. Fifth, it contributes to healthy pregnancy for women.

Thus, Philippine Egg Board Association together with The Good Egg by Sarimanok is actively campaigning for one egg a day to every Filipino family.

In line with the celebration of “World Egg Day” on October, Guerilla Race helps these two organizations in bringing an exciting yet worthwhile activity to better promote this noteworthy advocacy. Known as “Eggciting Adventure Day”, this first ever event aims to encourage awareness about “one egg a day”. Highlighting this adventure is the “Eggciting Family Fun Run” which will happen on October 16, 2016 at SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex in Pasay City. The charity run aims to heighten awareness about the chronic condition of stunting and malnutrition in the country as part of the proceeds of the event will go to Save The Children Foundation.

According to the report presented by Save the Children Organization and Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the Philippines ranks 9th in the world for having the highest number of stunted children. Stunting has affected children; thus, the average has increased from 10 percent to 40 percent from 2013-2015 and is expected to rise in 2016.

Apart from supporting the cause to fight stunting and malnutrition, this run for a cause will also benefit soldier’s orphans to continue their education through the AFP Educational Benefit System Office.

Eggciting Adventure Day is open to all families with or without running background and can choose to run for the following race categories: 500-meter dash, 1K, 3K (individual and family), 5K and 10K race.

Race fees are as follows:

P250.00 for 500-meter dash with egg hunt (child and guardian)
P250.00 for 1K (3-10 years old- child and guardian)
P400.00 for 3K (individual)
P1300.00 for 3K (family of 4)
P500.00 for 5K
P600.00 for 10K race.

Other than the fun run, this family adventure event will also have other fun activities like Eggciting Mini Egg Hunt, Eggciting Dance Fitness, Eggciting Health Consultation, and many more.

To register, please visit the race’s official registration partner, Chris Sports with outlets at SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, SM BF, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA – The Block, and Market, Market.

For online registration, please visit: www.goohrana.com 

For more information about the race, please contact Ms. Nikka Ramos of Guerilla Race at 0927-8484533 or 0998-9565231.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Join your favorite HISTORY stars at the first-of-its-kind event with interactive experiences, on-ground activities and exhibits

Mark your calendars!
HISTORY Con, A+E Networks®’ HISTORY® Asia’s very first-ever convention, will be opening in Manila on 25 August. This can’t-miss event is jam-packed with activities and displays that will bring the channel to life and immerse visitors in the HISTORY® experience. Get ready for an epic event that covers a broad-range of genres and interests, with dedicated areas for the paranormal/sci-fi, survival and adventure, motoring, history and culture.

Where: World Trade Center Metro Manila

WTCMM Building, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. Pasay City

When: 25 – 28 August, Thursday to Sunday

Time: 10am – 10pm

How to buy tickets:

The convention passes are now available for sale at HistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon or you can buy them on the event day at World Trade Center during the event days.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be At HISTORY Con 2016

1) HISTORY’s star-studded line-up – Meet your favourite HISTORY stars up close and personal!

ANCIENT ALIEN’s Giorgio Tsoukalos,

STORAGE WARS’ Brandi Passante & Jarrod Schulz

GANGLAND UNDERCOVER’S Damon Runyan & Ian Matthews

PHOTO FACE OFF’s Justin Mott

CELEBRITY CAR WARS’ KC Montero, Joey Mead King, Marc Nelson, professional car driver, Gaby Dela Merced & host Bobby Tonelli

2) Be the first the Asia to attend Giorgio Tsoukalos’ Ancient Aliens talk! Giorgio will be giving a special talk on Saturday, 27 Aug and Sunday, 28 Aug.

For more details on how to get your tickets – log on toHistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon for the latest updates closer to the event day!

3) Think you’ve got what it takes? Stand a chance to be HISTORY’s first digital star. Submit a review of any HISTORY show, and try to out-crazy the craziest of hosts! Post your review video on HistoryAsia’s Facebook page with the hashtag #HistoryConAuditions and you could be on your way to stardom.


4) Join the fun at the biggest entertainment convention! With exhibitors ranging from cars to motorcycles, outdoor gears or tech gadget, HISTORY Con has something for the whole family.

5) Into sports? Try your hand at our sporting booth with arm wrestling contests, boxing tournaments and archery games, we guarantee that you’ll be working up a sweat!

6) Calling all history buffs – soak in local history with our special display of Philippine Presidential limousines, as well as World War II exhibits. Tip: Stay throughout the day to catch a glimpse of World War II reenactors who will be performing scenes from the Battle of Manila, to the Battle of Bataan.

7) Win attractive prizes when you come dressed in your best HISTORY character. From the iconic Las Vegas cast of Pawn Stars to your Scandinavian best from Vikings – we’re on the lookout for the best dressed HISTORY character throughout the event!

8) Love HISTORY? Now you can be part of it. We are aiming to break the record for the longest TV-watching marathon – currently set at 94 hours! If you’re interested to apply, drop us an email at makehistory2016ph@gmail.com

9) Immerse yourself in another world with our VR experience that takes you from the wild jungles of ALONE to the great outer space.

10) Who doesn’t love a good discount? Check out the best deals from our exhibitors and partners and you could score a great buy!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Nutri10 Plus : My kids' everyday buddy

Having picky eaters at home is a real struggle. If you have kids around 3-7 yrs old it could be challenging to get them to eat. Kids around this age have short attention span. They often only like to eat what they've had before, and although you would like to give them only what they want, you also want to look after their health. That's why we make sure that we have food supplement as one of the staples at home to cover the nutrients my kids are lacking.

My eldest is already a teen so he is picky no more. I still have 2 kids: 7yr old son with special needs and a 5yr old daughter, their daily food mostly are processed. They are picky eaters. Makes us (Mr. MITD and I) worried. So, to ease our fear , we consulted our pediatrician then. She recommended Nutri10 Plus.

My kids been taking Nutri10 for years now  I can say that they are growing up bibo and healthy. Which makes us confident that the vitamins work on them. They are "hiyang" . As I remember, last year, we havent visited  our pedia which only means one thing; they never got sick. They have strong immune system. Yay!

To give you  proof that they are bibo and healthy... watch these videos #proudmomhere

My eldest son  and youngest daughter at Kidzania Manila

My youngest daughter finished her first fun run (200M dash) in no time Ü

What I like about Nutri10:

1. Economical - same nutrients  my kids get at a very reasonable price
2. Tastes good -my kids love the taste. It has no acrid taste and smell.
3. All the excellence in one bottle.

Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) - efficient in boosting the immune system,  helps children to grow at an accelerated rate and increase energy levels and tissue repair

Taurine- is the amino acid of anxiety control and stress management because it will lower cortisol and helps people sleep better. It plays an important role in brain development. It also protects cells from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light.

Lysine- helps boost appetite in most children. It is concentrated in muscle tissue and helps in the absorption of calcium from the intestinal tract, the promotion of bone growth, and the formation of collagen.

Vitamin A- is needed for new cell growth, healthy skin, hair, and tissues, and vision in dim light.

Vitamin D-  is important for good overall health and strong and healthy bones. It’s also an important factor in making sure your muscles, heart, lungs and brain work well and that your body can fight infection, regulation of blood sugar level, prevention of high blood pressure, and cancer prevention.

Vitamin E-  is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from free radicals.It protects vitamin A and essential fatty acids from oxidation.Vitamin E has also been shown to promote healthy aging.It helps support a healthy immune system.Vitamin E is important in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body to use vitamin K.

Vitamin B1- Thiamine- is needed for proper brain function (especially memory) and energy production.

Vitamin B2- Riboflavin-  for healthy skin, healthy hair, healthy eyes, and energy production.

Vitamin B3- Niacin-  for energy production, proper brain functin, healthy skin, and regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Vitamin B5- Pantothenic Acid -  for energy production, healthy skin and hair, a healthy nervous system, and production of anti-stress and anti-inflammatory hormone.

Vitamin B6- Pyridoxine-  for prevention of breast and prostate cancer, production or red blood cells, and a healthy nervous system.

Vitamin B12- Cyanocobalamin-  for a healthy nervous system, energy production, red blood cell production, growth, maintenance, and reproduction of all of your cells.

Vitamin C-  for maintenance of bones, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels, protection against free radicals and toxins, and production of norepinephrine, a hormone that is essential to a healthy nervous system.

Zinc- powerful antioxidant, helping to prevent cancer, for mental and emotional balance, a healthy immune system, strong teeth and bones, energy production, and protection against free radical damage.

- May be taken with or without food

For Children 10-12 yr 5 mL (1 tsp),
1-9 yr 2.5 mL (½ tsp)
Drops ≤1 yr 1 mL daily.

Try Nutri10Plus Syrup for your kids too! Dahil Aktibo't Malakas and batang Nutri10Plus!

Available in all leading drugstores nationwide for only Php160.

For more information and updates like Wert Philippines  and Nutri10 on Facebook.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TAG Heuer Connected Watch unveils in the Philippines

Swiss luxury watches unveiled their very own , first google smartwatch and it's powered by Android wear.

The TAG Heuer Connected watch was launched in the Philippines last August 5 at Fashion Walk Greenbelt 5 in Makati. The launch was hosted by the very pretty courtside reporter (PBA, PBA DLeague, PSL), Apple David.

Luxury, beautiful, chunky, intelligent and functional best describe TAG Heuer Connected watches. From afar, it looks like a regular TAG Heuer watch , it's only when you get up close that you notice it's quiet an ingenious. The TAG Heuer Connected watch with Intel Inside is a luxury watch that benefits from over 150 years of Swiss expertise and heritage as cultivated by TAG Heuer.

At 46mm in diameter, the design of the TAG Heuer Connected is primarily that of a true chronograph, with a case , back and lugs made from grade 2 titanium.

TAG Heuer Connected comes with a wide range of stylish straps in an array of colors that include racing red, bright yellow, neon green, electric blue, volcanic orange, stealth black, Arctic white and fawn leather.

Price starts at Php 69,999 for rubber straps, while stylish leather will cost Php 79, 999.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Love is in the Hair at Status Hair Salon Cavite : My Awesome Experience + Giveaway!!

A photo posted by ♥ Reylen ♥ (@madeitthroughmum) on

Recently, I have posted this photo on Instagram with the caption "Dizz iz it... virgin hair no more!"  Why? Salons refer "virgin hair" to hair that has not been altered by perms, dyes, bleaches or not chemically treated one way or another.

It's not that Ive not visited a salon since birth (haha) because I'm a "suki" (I used to frequent salons) until meningioma happened to me. If you have read The Story of My Life (Click here) you would know that my hair was shaved prior craniotomy in 2013.

Until I decided to have a change. Yes. #ChangeIsComing . I desire for a new look. naks! Not that I don't like my hair ha? I super love my uber black and thick, wavy tresses. But it bothers me to see my "wisdom highlights" (grey hair) underneath my bushy locks. Oops! For those who are concerned, this is with my nuerosurgeon's consent of course, a year ago pa.

I was one of the chosen few to get an invite from Status Hair Salon Cavite via Ms. Aisa (@paxieness) And so I went with my blogger friends to check on their newly opened and first in the south salon in City Mall, Imus. The mall is new that's why some establishments are not operational yet.
Everytime I go to salon, I know exactly what treatment or service I would like to avail. Im very particular especially with my hair. I even showed them a picture of the hair color I like. But due to time constraint and what I want is "mabusisi" (time consuming and so many process) the Senior Stylist, Mr. Jin advised me that we won't be able to achieve my desired color but assured me that he will try his best. Having known to being customer oriented and a trusted salon, I gave in. I just trust them but still hoping and praying it will come out fine. 

After almost four hours... tadaaa!!! How do you find it, sweeties?!

My Life isn't perfect but my hair can be Ü

Overall, Im amazed, satisfied and one happy customer. People like him deserves a pat on the back and of course a tip! Yes, I give tip when it is due. If I'm not satisfied I won't. Hehe.

Haistylists bring out the beauty in you,agree? Meet the Senior Stylist of Status Hair Salon Cavite, the one responsible for my rockin' Ash Blonde hair, Mr. Jin. 

Who knows I might go edgy and bold next time...how about red? Teal green? Yellow! Rainbow kaya? Hehe. Why not? I can do all that without putting hole in my pocket because Status Hair Salon Cavite got a whole year discounted promo in any hair colors and treatments.

This chain of beauty salons is owned and operated back in 2011 by sisters/business partners Robina and Roseann Ko, and in 2014, awarded as Best Choice High-End Beauty Care and Treatment Salon [Best Choice Award]. This first franchised branch in the south is operated by friends – Ms Erika Tan and Ms Jizlynn Co.

Since Im happy with the outcome... and you know me when I'm happy, I share my blessings Ü

1 lucky reader will win 1000 worth of  GC and have a "me-time" at Status Hair Salon City Mall.  By doing these steps :

1. You must follow Made it Through Mum and Status Hair Salon Cavite on FB
2. Follow @madeitthroughmum and @statussaloncavite on Instagram
3. Google +1 this post.

4. Share the giveaway poster with hashtags #MITMxStatusHairSalonCavite  #MadeItThroughMumGiveaway in Instagram.
5. Share the blogpost article on your FB (set to PUBLIC) tag 3 friends with the 2 hashtags.
6. Comment here your area and treatment/service you wish to avail
7. Comment on my post in IG your name, area and tag 3 friends and ask them to join as well.

Good luck!

Your hair is your best accessory. Invest in it because it is the only crown you never take off.

Announcement of winner will be on August 30, 2016 -- my #awesomeAngel's birthday Ü Ü Ü

Saturday, August 13, 2016

HOOQ and Globe LIVE launched the biggest outdoor cinema in the Philippines

HOOQ, Asia’s first and largest video-on-demand service, partners with Globe LIVE to bring to Filipinos HOOQ Hangouts, the biggest outdoor cinema event in the Phiippines.  Powered by Globe LIVE, the telco’s new original productions arm.

Launched in the new Globe Iconic Store in BGC last July 30, HOOQ Hangouts featured Hollywood's TV hit, DC's Legends of Tomorrow which will also be exclusively available on HOOQ app.

In cooperation with Samsung, turns the BGC Amphitheater into a free outdoor cinema venue with massive LED screens, beanbags, blankets and cushions to fully enjoy the show.

For those who weren't able to catch the premiere, fret not! because it will now be a regular monthly event according to HOOQ. YAY!!!
Jane Cruz-Walker
" HOOQ Hangouts aims to build a stronger HOOQ community by bringing them together so they can watch the best movies and hottest TV releases.  This is the first of its kind for any video-on-demand service in the country. And thanks to Globe Live, we are very excited to announce that HOOQ Hangouts will now be a regular monthly event,” said Jane Cruz-Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ Philippines.

Events like HOOQ Hangouts achieve the intent of Globe LIVE to produce quality on-ground events to create more meaningful engagements with our customers. Together with HOOQ, we are able to give everyone access to an extensive library of the best TV and movie titles making the Filipino digital lifestyle experience more wonderful,” said Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan.

Present during the event were (L-R) HOOQ Marketing Head Sheila Paul, HOOQ Content and Programming Head Jeff Remegio, HOOQ Ambassador Xian Lim, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager Jane Cruz- Walker, Globe CEO Ernest Cu and HOOQ Ambassador Jessy Mendiola.

Participants of HOOQ Hangouts can also enjoy on-ground entertainment, munch on free popcorn and check out on-ground activities and win raffle prizes.

Gather your family and friends and experience the biggest outdoor cinema in the country.

When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a spin-off from equally successful TV series Arrow and The Flash, and further expands the “Arrowverse.”

Having seen the future, rogue Time Master Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a group of heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat ? one in which not only puts the planet at stake, but all of time itself.  For this seemingly impossible mission Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes Sara Lance (White Canary), Jefferson Jax Jackson, Dr. Martin Stein (FireStorm), Ray Palmer (Atom), Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and Heat Wave.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow completes HOOQ’s catalogue of DC shows which includes The Flash, Arrow, Gotham and Supergirl (also a HOOQ exclusive).  All the latest seasons of these DC shows are also now available on HOOQ.

Also debuting this month is Lucifer, a fantasy police procedural comedy-drama series.  The story revolves around Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), who abandons his throne to retire in L.A. where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.  The charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in wine, women and song until a former “client” is brutally murdered outside Lux.  Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD when he takes it upon himself to assist Detective Chloe Decker  (Lauren German) in finding the one responsible so that he can “punish them”.  Lucifer is now available exclusively on HOOQ.

HOOQ subscribers can also check out other binge-worthy TV shows on HOOQ such as Damages, Selfie, Community, The Big C, Lost Girl, and Two and a Half Men which recently premiered on the service.  Meanwhile, movie franchise fans will also be very delighted with the complete series from The Lord of The Rings, The Matrix and Harry Potter, now all available on HOOQ.

HOOQ is Asia’s largest video-on-demand service hosting over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download.  Globe customers can get free access to HOOQ with selected GoSURF mobile data plans and as well as Broadband Plan 1299 and up.   Visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

How to get HOOQ

It’s easy to get HOOQ!  Sign up for a 7-day free trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can up to 90 days free HOOQ on selected GoSURF plans.

Broadband customers also get HOOQ for free on Globe Home Broadband.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to Globe bill. Simply text HOOQ149 to 8888.

For more information , visit www.hooq.tv .

Know What's BEST for your child, Check The Label

Do you agree in the saying that Mothers know best? I definitely do! Not just because I'm a mom, but I've tested and proven it many times as a daughter, sister and friend ÜÜÜ

When you allow your intuition to develop, you become the world's foremost authority on your child. The more you practice listening to and caring for your child, the more intuitive you'll become.

But sometimes, even mothers need help when it comes to making the right decisions for their child, especially when it comes to their health. It is normal for moms to seek child care advice and parenting tips from experts as well as from family and friends with parental experience. However, there will be instances when they would end up more confused and less confident to make a decision after hearing varying recommendations or contradicting views.

Last July 28, 2016 Nido® 3+ launched #CheckTheLabel at Todd English Food Hall in SM Aura Premier, it is an educational campaign to encourage mothers to read and have a better understanding of food labels, so they can make smarter and healthier choices for their child. By checking the label, moms can verify nutritional claims, compare brands, and choose which one offers the best value for money.

Ditas Sagarbarria, Nutrition Adviser for Nestlé Infant Nutrition, taught guests hot to properly read food labels and provided everyone with a better understanding of the significance of how the ingredients in each product are listed

Here's how to read food labels 
when checking food labels, take a look at the ingredients which are listed in the order of highest to lowest quantity. Watch out for health-sensitive ingredients such as sugar, salt, saturated fat, and sodium. When it comes to these, moderation is always key to better prevent the risk of obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related diseases.

Next, review the nutritional facts. It is important to go through each one to determine whether or not a particular food product meets the daily nutritional requirements of children, especially during their crucial growing-up years. Knowing the nutritional content can determine if a child is eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Another good reason to check the label is to identify nutrients that are unique to a brand. Not all food product's like milk are created the same, so choose the one that provides for your child's needs, and more.

Patricia Turcuato, Lead Consumer Marketing Manager for NIDO Growing Up Milk (GUM), formally launched the #CheckTheLabel campaign and talked about the nutrients found in NIDO® 3+

Developed by the best of Nestlé Research, NIDO® 3+ is the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions and millions of live good bacteria that maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, which in turn help strengthen the immune system. This unique probiotic can be found in every glass of NIDO® 3+ along with other essential nutrients such as: Prebio® 3, indigestible fibers that serve as food for good bacteria to grow and survive; DHA, ALA, LA and Taurine to support proper brain structure; and high levels of Vitamins A, D, Calcium and Zinc to support overall growth and development.

The newest endorser of NIDO® 3+ Sarah Lahbati with the host Delamar Arias, answered questions regarding the struggles she faced as a first-time mom and how checking the label of her options helped her make smarter and healthier choices for Zion. By precisely checking the label, Sarah Lahbati is assured that she made the right choice with NIDO® 3+.

Proud NIDO® 3+ mom, Sarah Lahbati with the NIDO® Growing Up Milk team from Nestlé Philippines (L-R) : Marketing Intern Myrna Calanog, Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Vevelyn Pineda, Consumer Marketing Manager April Apsay, Country Business Manager for Nestlé Infant Nutrition Arlene Tan-Bantoto, Medical Director for Nestlé Infant Nutrition Dr. Jo Sunga, Lead Consumer Marketing Manager Tricia Turcuato, Category Development Manager Joyce Chan, Nutrition Adviser for Nestlé Infant Nutrition Ditas Sagarbarria, and Consumer Marketing Executive Rob Roque. 

Everyone will have opinions on what will be best for your child. Become an expert on your child, because no one else ever will.

So how do you really know what is best for him? Simple... #CheckMoMuna #CheckTheLabel! 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kenwood launched in the Philippines

Iconic British Brand, Kenwood was launched in the Philippines last July 21, 2016 at the Residence of the British Ambassador to Manila,  His Excellency, Ambassador Asif Ahmad in North Forbes Park.
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It aims to display the quality, strength and design of the award-winning products of Kenwood.

It was a fun and entertaining afternoon as guests were able to witness the food exhibit from the top culinary schools like Enderun, CCA, ISCAHM and Southville Foreign University. It was also a rare chance to catch the Ambassador do a live cooking demonstration plus the surprise stunt from the Mini Cooper X Kenwood collaboration.

Would you believe that Kenwood mixer can pull a Mini Cooper? Watch this.

Mini cooper packed with Kenwood executives over several feet was towed by a Kenwood Mixer. cool!

Founded in 1947 by Kenneth Wood, this company has fast become a respected global leader  in food preparation appliances, now trading in over 40 countries around the world. Kenwood products inspire confidence to create fantastic food for all occassions at all skill levels. The company joined the De'Longhi Group in 2001.

All Kenwood products are built to stand the test of time. They select only the best materials to support amd enhance each product's role in the kitchen. They never compromise on the materials they use. They make performance and durability the cornerstone of each product. At Kenwood, they spent over 60 years dedicated to developing kitchen machines and appliances to improve food preparation in every kitchen. Their unparalleled experience ensures they have the technology, the skills, and the insight to genuinely innovate and bring completely new products to life.

Everyone who uses Kenwood products in the kitchen feels confident to better prepare and cook food. That's because their products are engineered to be completely dependable, and designed to produce consistently high quality results with the greatest of ease.

The people behind the successful launch of Kenwood

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ANCOP GLOBAL WALK Beyond your walk, Their Dreams : Walk for a sole purpose

Lace up your shoes for the ANCOP GLOBAL WALK.

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

I love to see students succeed and use education as a way of achieving their dreams. But really disheartens me hearing stories about children who wanted to go to school and eager to learn but poverty hampers them.

Happy to know that there's a group who helps these children. Im priviledged to attend Couple's for Christ initiative for ANCOP (Answering the cry of the poor) conference themed Global Walk 2016 : Beyond your Walk, Their dreams.

We are used to see and hear about Fun Runs for fitness or to achieve a personal goal. Others do so in order to push their advocacies, like taking care of the environment, or the restoration of a cultural or historical heritage, or sending children to school.

But not everybody can run a race to help promote advocacy, like me because of my condition. Consequently, the birth of the ANCOP Walk. Twelve years ago, ANCOP Canada thought of organizing an event where people of all ages and from all walks of life can participate in raising funds for education and likewise create an awareness about ANCOP. ANCOP is Couple's for Christ's work with the poor initiative.

And so, on August 21, 2011, the ANCOP GLOBAL WALK was born, with the tag line "I will walk for a scholar. Walk with me!" This initial effort, which happened on the death anniversary of the late Benigno Aquino Jr., paved the way for a new way of heroism -- that of taking a step to change the future of the ANCOP scholars. For Metro Manila alone, an estimated 35,000 walkers trooped to the SM MAll of Asia grounds at dawn for that historic walk.

On August 14, 2016 the ANCOP Global Walk returns to the SM MOA, hoping to triple that initial number by targeting 100,000 walkers who will send 2,000 scholars to school. Men, women and children of all shapes and sizes can join the ANCOP Global Walk. And like in the past AGWs, pet dogs have a regular fare as well. Believe it or not, their humans register their family pets too!

The ANCOP Global Walk will be held in Metro Manila at 4am of August 14, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City.

Registration fee is P300. Simultaneous walks in major cities in the Philippines, the USA, Canada, and Australia, among others, will also happen on August 14.

CFC ANCOP leaders and scholars

So, if you are looking for an event to join (that isn't a marathon) and help a cause at the same time, why not try the ANCOP GLOBAL WALK?

Visit ANswering the Cry Of the Poor (ANCOP) website www.cfcancop.org to know more about ANCOP and its programs.

CFC ANCOP is a non-profit organization which was founded by Couples for Christ, a faith-based international organization of Catholic faith recognized by the Vatican.

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#AGW2016 #OurWalkTheirDreams

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fun. Food and Fitness with Jeunesse Anion

Some women think that fitness only involves rigorous gym routines and they'll only lose weight if they feel that their muscles are sore. That is untrue. There are many ways of staying fit and no matter what your routine is, it's better if you put music in it.
Celebrity mom and certified Zumba instructor Regine Tolentino with Jeunesse Anion's Fun, Food, Fitness event Master of Ceremony DJ Jamie Fournie of RJ 100.3 FM

Last July 28, Jeunesse Anion organized a mid-year treat to all hard working moms. It has partnered with Marriott Hotel Manila to freshen up those habits and stay motivated with an hour of Zumba and exciting demo of healthy one-pan meals, courtesy of Simply Cereal, Doña Elena Olive Oils, Clara Ole, and Al Dente Pasta.

Celebrity Mom and certified Zumba instructor Regine Tolentino with Zumba instructors Martin Canate and Chin Sonesing hyping up the women crowd during the event

Event attendees enjoying an hour of exclusive Zumba session

Jeunesse Anion advocates women to get into a healthy lifestyle change that includes the fun habit of exercise.

 Moms, media friends and young millenials unite for an hour of energizing Zumba session of Jeunesse Anion with celebrity Mom and certified Zumba instructor Regine Tolentino together with Zumba Instructors Martin Canate and Chin Sonesing.

After an hour of fun exercise, guests were treated with sinful but well-deserved lunch buffet.

Followed by a guilt-free and easy peasy one-pan meals cooking demonstration by  Feed 5000 chef mom-instructor Len Santos-Ding using Simply Cereal, Clara Ole, Al Dente Pasta and Al Dente Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

Chef Len Santos-Ding demonstrates the one-pan recipe of Clara Ole One -Pot Cheesy Pesto and Vegetable Pasta

"Preparing healthy meals start from grocery shopping. Choose food that is real and fresh but just as satisfying. It should give you energy throughout the day", she said.

Chef Len's TIP: Choose easy to prepare recipes so you don't get discouraged halfway through and opt for fast food.

(L-R) Jeunesse Anion Finance head Margie Culibra, intern Maxine San Agustin Marketing and Amdin Head MJ Huang, and celebrity mom and Zumba instructor Regine Tolentino

Jeunesse Anion understands that moms have a plateful of things to do both at home and at work but busy is not an excuse. Besides, we think that being at our absolute best self is the ultimate gift we can give to our family.

And when during that special time of the month comes, make sure you are armed with Jeunesse Anion sanitary napkin and liner that helps to eliminate bacteria, odor, and relieve menstrual discomforts such as cramps and dysmenorrhea.
Zumba Instructors Regine Tolentino,  Martin Canate and Shin Sonesing with Jeunesse Anion media partners for the private Zumba event

Watch this very first informercial of Jeunesse Anion. Babe Spotting At The Gym.

For more information about Jeunesse Anion, log onto www.jeunesseanion.com .

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Review of the Jeunesse Anion products soon! Ü