Friday, December 2, 2011

Help a child become an e.Studyante

More than half of the the school children in the Philippines belong to poor families. Education is so expensive in the country that only a few families can afford to send their kids to private schools. The rest go to public schools that offer free education despite the long distances that they have to travel. This is especially true in far flung places. The simple walk to school in the morning can be an arduous journey for students who had to cross rivers, traverse mountain peaks, even go through battlegrounds just to reach school. And it doesn't end there. With the meager resources or lack of it, they had to contend with what school supplies they have available in overcrowded classrooms.

This the reason why Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines is setting out to make these students’ journey more worthwhile. Now on its 76th year, P&G is taking its commitment to education to the next level by providing technology and connectivity to Filipino students nationwide with its e.Studyante program.

Along with partner Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Synergeia Foundation, the e.Studyante program will provide kids from selected schools with an XO Laptop from the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Association. The XO laptop is a rugged, low-power, connected laptop especially designed to make learning more engaging and more fun for students.

Students can use their laptops not just to learn but to share and connect with each other, with their communities and with the world - helping them all become an “e.Studyante.”

The goal is simple: Give out 1,000,000 laptops in time for P&G’s 100th year. And you can help.

“For children all over the country, the challenge of education begins even before they step into the classroom. Some have to wake up at the crack of dawn and walk miles through unpaved roads, through woods and rivers, just to get to school. We are doing this for these students. We want to make this journey worthwhile for them by giving them the tool that will place the world’s knowledge at their fingertips – through a laptop and internet connectivity,” said Chad Sotelo, e.Studyante Country Marketing Manager.

“But it’s not something we can do alone,” Sotelo added. “To help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 students, we would like to invite moms all over the country to support the e.Studyante program by buying P&G promo packs.”

Through the “e.Studyante” program, you can help give a child a laptop by buying specially marked P&G promo packs available nationwide. You not only save up to 40% on your favorite P&G products but you also help provide a child with a world of educational materials and fun activities that will inspire them to learn and achieve even more.

Participating brands include Safeguard, Tide, Pampers, Downy, Ariel, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Joy, Rejoice, Whisper, Olay, Gillette, Vicks and Ambi-Pur.

Helping those in need has never been easier. You can help make each child’s journey to school more worthwhile. Support the e.Studyante program and help gift each student with a brighter future! Isang laptop, mas malawak na kaalaman, mas magandang bukas.

RedoxFat Slimming Capsule Relaunch

RedoxFat Slimming Capsule was relaunched last December 1, 2011 at Wheatberry Bakery and Cafe. It also coincided with the contract signing of its newest brand ambassador Iya Villania.

RedoxFat Slimming Capsule Relaunch and Contract Signing with the unveiling of its newest brand ambassador Iya Villania. In photo (Left-Right): ALV Talent Circuit Inc. Talent Manager Arnold Vegafria, RedoxFat Endorser Iya Villania, ATC Healthcare President Albert Chua, ATC Operations Manager Carmelo Espiritu, and ATC Marketing Manager Kathleen De los Santos.

Miss Iya Villania embodies the lifestyle of Redox target consumers. She manages to stay in tip-top shape despite her demanding schedule as an actress, total performer, host, VJ and product endorser. As such, Iya is the best choice to be RedoxFat’s endorser.

Iya Villania, together with expert Guru Coach Chappy Callanta and wellness advocate Dr. Marthony Basco, gamely answered questions on how this new food supplements can help better lives. They discuss its health benefits, citing Iya as an example.

RedoxFat Slimming Capsules has seven times more L-Carnitine than other leading brands- an amino acid known for fat breakdown and muscle development. As a naturally occurring amino acid which plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat, it functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of the cell.

Benefits of L-Carnitine are numerous:
Heart Conditions - less likely to suffer a subsequent heart attack or experience chest pain and abnormal heart rhythms
Effects on Diabetes - L-Carnitine improved glucose disposal
Kidney disease and Dialysis - Because kidneys produce carnitine, kidney disease may lead to the deficiency of carnitine in the body
Effect in Male Infertility - Improves sperm quality. Treatment of varicocele, a major cause of male infertility
Weight loss supplement - Reduces fat mass, increases muscle mass, and reduces fatigue.

The capsule is made even more powerful with Green Tea extract that assists in weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, and release energy channels.

This supplement is all 100% natural and had passed the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) quality control standards.

One blister pack of RedoxFat has 30 capsules and should be taken as a dietary supplement. One can take 2 to 3 capsules a day, after meals. RedoxFat Slimming Capsules is available in leading pharmacies and wellness centers nationwide.

In addition to RedoxFat Slimming Capsules, ATC has a comprehensive line of healthcare supplements in softgel form: Aloe Vera, Calcium with Vitamin D, Coenzyme Q10, Fish oil, Evening Primrose, Garlic Oil, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Grape Seed, Lecithin, LiverMarin, Lycopene, Glutathione, Royal Jelly, and Spirulina.

For more information on ATC Healthcare products, call 749-4542 or 743-5183, or visit You can also drop them a line or two at

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Smart Parenting Magazine's Meet and Greet Event

Last November 29, the editorial staff of Smart Parenting magazine, welcomed a bloggers and some of its selected readers to the Smart Parenting Meet and Greet event at the Ballrooms 1 and 2 of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel.

The afternoon opened with a talk by relationship coach Aileen Santos, who emphasized on the value of words and labels that parents put upon their children. These words are so powerful that is directly affects the self-worth and motivation of kids even at a young age. Using hurtful, negative words when we speak to our children tends to stick out in their minds so they end up living up to what we often label them.

Ms. Santos' example on the amazing experiment conducted by Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto was a very informative one. The experiment on the effects of positively-charged and negatively-charged words on the crystalline formations made on both clean and dirty water clearly illustrated on what words can do to human beings. Her talk on "How to Raise Successful and Happier Kids with the Power of your WORDS" was an eye-opener for me.

She also shared a study done by Marau Emoto and his water crystals experiment. The results are really awesome. The highlight of the program is wherein mommies were grouped together with some SP staff for a 45-minute Focus Group Discussion, the aim of which is to solicit insights on what we would like to see more on the magazine and the website. I think the given time was so short because our group's discussion was so enlightening. All the mommies seated at our table gave a lot of suggestions and wonderful comments.

The SP team was composed of editor-in-chief Mia Fausto-Cruz, Managing Editor Nikki Constantino, Art Director Jenny Inumerable, Senior Staff Writer Rachel Perez, Editorial assistant Maika Bernardo, Associate publisher Melody Lalata, Publishing Assistant Teeffany Go, Managing Editor Lei Sison and Staff Writer Stephanie Esguerra,divided themselves among different tables and facilitated discussions on what moms like myself love about Smart Parenting. They solicited comments and suggestions on what we'd love to see in the upcoming issues and on how to further improve the magazine.

This simple get-together of mommies and the Smart Parenting Team ended with a raffle draw in which most of the attendees snag giveaways from Smart Parenting and its valued sponsors.

I was happy to be given the chance to know the powerful women behind this parenting magazine. Thanks to Smart Parenting for a wonderful, enlightening afternoon meet up.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

OFF Lotion's Top Moms Tea Party at Lemuria Restaurant

Mommy Bloggers and their kids were an invited by Off Lotion and Nuffnang Philippines last November 26th to be part of the lucky few who got a sneak preview of the Top Mom Website Launch at the Lemuria Restaurant in Horseshoe Village, Quezon City.

OFF Lotion's own parenting website via officially launches on Dec 9, 2011. The website aims to help most parents in child-rearing especially those who are first time moms. Topics are diverse and includes in-depth information on health-related issues, education, proper discipline, etc.

Ms. Suzi Entrata-Abrera facilitated a short forum among the attendees. Resident parenting expert and pediatricians Dr. Anna Vasquez and Dr. Empress Villapando will help parents tackled child-rearing problems that have been raised during the event. They shared invaluable advices.

Both doctors will be sharing more tips and advice to moms via the online community, TOP MOMS.

So join in the said website now for winning tips, exciting contests, and parenting info.

Thank you OFF! and Nuffnang Philippines for a wonderful Tea Party!
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