The gift of healthy ‘crowning glory’ fit for the queen this Mother’s Day 

CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanay, inay, ‘nay, mama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives.

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority.  Continue reading »

My Recipe to Sexy

Century Tuna recently presented Kapamilya stars Gerald Anderson, Paulo Avelino and Matteo Guidicelli as its latest brand ambassadors for the Century Tuna’s summer campaign dubbed as My Recipe to Sexy. The event was held at Makati Shangri-La, Makati City.

“Like Gerald, Matteo and Paulo, Century Tuna is versatile. You can use it in different dishes, allowing you to be creative in whipping up your own recipe to sexy,” said Century Pacific Food, Inc. VP and GM Greg Banzon.

So what brings these 3 fit and sexy gentlemen together this scorching summer, you ask? They’re the latest faces – and hot bods – in the Century Tuna’s newest summer TVC, one that spells fun and fitness by way of its “My Recipe to Sexy” campaign!  For those who’ve not seen the ad which is now airing on primetime TV, it features the trio as “hot cooks” as they respectively present their favorite recipes to a sexy, healthy bod: Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich ala Matteo; Tuna Pancit Canton ala Paulo; and Tuna Silog ala Gerald. All nutritious, delicious, and most of all easy to prepare!

Kids Really Love McDonalds Kiddie Crew Workshops

25 kids from Right Start Foundation were all smiles as they were driven to McDonald’s BGC Forum branch and had a fun day as they tried the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop. EON PR in partnership with Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Right Start Foundation came up with this event to give the underprivileged children something to be happy about this summer. Since March 20 this year, hundreds of kids from Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Cagayan De Oro, were able to register and experience in-store restaurant training inside a McDonald’s restaurant and learn values such as teamwork, hard work, discipline, responsibility, and sharing with their kiddie crew friends. Continue reading »

Shopback Philippines Gives Love to Mothers


Shopback is an amazing new app as it encourages and rewards you for shopping. Some of the shops there that are available are Zalora, Lazada, Watsons, SM Store, and Mango. I have yet to try Booking.com and FoodPanda. But Grab is my app of choice these days  and these will surely give me great cash back because I intend to always keep using tnis app. This is my favorite tagline “Start shopping and earn up to 30% Cashback at 500+ favorite stores”

ShopBack is affiliated with  300+ online shops, from household, electronics, beauty, fashion, personal items, baby items, hotel bookings, and even Grab, you can earn from these shops a portion of the price you paid. Continue reading »

5 Affordable Gifts for Country Boys

 

 

 

Do you have to lasso your cowboy to bring him in for dinner? Does your husband love the sound of revving trucks more than his own child’s laughter? If you have a proud southerner in your life, here are just a few gifts that will bring a smile to his face on his next birthday or anniversary. Continue reading »

1ST PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT SET

  
Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corporation VP Danilo Panes, Green Convergence president Dr. Angelina Galang, DENR USEC Jonas Leones, TPB’s Joanne Cuenta and Energy Development Corporation president and COO Richard Tantoco

The 1st Philippine Environment Summit, a celebration of the Philippine environmental movement, was held on Feb 9 to 11 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia. The 3-day event showcased programs and projects, as well as breakthroughs and innovations that contribute to the social and economic advancement, while protecting the environment. There will also be an exhibit area featuring eco-friendly products and services for blue yeti mic stand

With “Greening Together, Growing Better” as theme, the summit will feature renowned leaders of government, the church, environment, civic organizations and academia as plenary and resource speakers in breakout sessions and as exhibitors. Also attending the event are lead members of environmental civil society organizations, leaders of government and business, as well as individual and institutional environmentalists.

President Benigno Aquino III, Luis Cardinal Tagle, former SC Justice Reynato Puno, and internationally renowned environmental activists Dr. David Suzuki and Dr. Vandana Shiva are some of the invited speakers, while leading Presidential aspirants in the coming national elections will be asked to present their environmental agendas.

The Summit is co-organized by the Green Convergence — a large coalition of environmental and developmental organizations, networks, faith-based groups and individuals — with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR). Also supporting the event are the Energy Development Corporation, Tourism Promotions Board, Foundation of the Philippine Environment, PTFCF and Trans-Asia Renewable Energy.

The main objectives of the Summit are to disseminate information to the public on the developments, achievements, challenges, programs and projects in relation to food safety, environment and natural resource protection and conservation and sustainable economy; strengthen and energize networking between and within the public and private sector and within and across various sectors and groups, formulate policy recommendations; and showcase convergence initiatives between and /or among government, civil society, business, and other sectors of society.
“In celebrating the advancements in environmental protection achieved through private and public initiatives, we hope to create an opportunity for all sectors to unite and collaborate,” says Green Convergence president Dr. Angelina Galang. “The 1st Philippine Environment Summit is a call to government and the Filipino people to unite in accelerating the drive towards national sustainable development.”

The Summit will be plenary sessions in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon, and a simultaneous three-day exhibit. Another highlight of the event is an awards ceremony recognizing LGU eco-champions. It concludes with the environment movement’s resolution for specific desired actions by the most influential sectors – government and business – that will protect the environment in pursuit of sustainable development in the Philippines.

To register for participation, join the exhibits, or know more about the 1st Philippine Environment Summit, call 225 7330 or visit greenconvergencephil on Facebook.

Raising a generation of Champions 

From the grandest arenas to the humblest classrooms, champions can be found everywhere and every day, each displaying an active body and mind that allow them to excel both physically and mentally. Leading beverage brand, MILO Philippines, has a long-standing history of celebrating these champions all around the country and has continued to support them with the winning energy they need to stay active. That is because with an active body and mind, they are given every opportunity to be a champion in sports and in life.

  
Now after 150 years of celebrating champions, MILO recognizes that before them, the coaches and teachers, there has been a consistent figure in the lives of our champions that had helped nurture and develop them – mom.

“Often found in the background, moms have been among the consistent figures behind our MILO champions and now we are taking the initiative to recognize them for the continuous love and support they give us. For over 150 years, we’ve recognized MILO champions around the country and now it is time to recognize our MILO moms,” said Ellen Isturis, MILO Brand Leader.

  
MILO Moms understand that every kid has the potential to be a champion and they work tirelessly to give them every opportunity to realize it. Whether it is on the field or off it, a MILO Mom consistently aims to give her kids an active body and mind, making them physically and mentally prepared for the challenges they’ll face as students and athletes. Whatever obstacles the fast-paced and competitive world throws at them, moms are always there cheering from the sidelines.

MILO moms also inspire confidence. They let their kids know that they’ve got their back through thick and thin and encourage them to do their very best in whatever they do. To them, true victory isn’t defined by landing on the podium. Instead, it is all about perseverance and growing up to become good-natured, respectful, disciplined, and responsible individuals.

Popular sportscaster and mother of two active boys, Patricia Bermudez-Hizon is a proclaimed MILO Mom in her own right: “My kids are getting into all sorts of sports and academic activities. We play and do school work together. It’s a good way to spend time with them to let them know we want to be there for the tough grind.”

Being a champion has never been easy, let alone raising one. Just like any other hobby or even teaching them to Learn Bass Guitar.That is why MILO has introduced its new formula with Activ-Go designed to energize both body and mind of kids so they can reach their full potential both physically and mentally. With the help of moms, MILO is on a mission to continue raising a breed of champions in sports and life.

“To have the energy to perform well in school and in sports is important not just for my kids’ development, but also for me as a Mom. I want to make sure they are equipped with the nourishing energy they need to perform in both aspects of their life,” added Bermudez-Hizon.

“MILO recognizes the important role moms have for their kids. The world is getting more competitive, which can daunt a child if he doesn’t have someone supporting him in the sidelines. From the very beginning, MILO Moms have been there for them.

Top coach launches triathlon program for all

One of the country’s top triathlon coaches, Jojo Macalintal, will launch a curriculum for beginner, intermediate and advance triathletes in a bid to complement the country’s campaign to send Filipino triathletes to future Olympic Games.

 

There will be a three-month program for each category where participants are prepared according to their fitness levels, Macalintal, owner and founder of Trimac Coaching, announced during the launch of the program at Earth Kitchen in Bonifacio Global City on Friday.

 

The program begins on April 4 at the AS parking lot in at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.

 

Popularly known in the triathlon community as Coach Jomac, Macalintal has 18 years of experience in triathlon coaching and competition. Coach Jomac has been in every nook and cranny of the sport as competitor, coach and oprganizer.

 

‘‘As local triathlon grows, Trimac would like to extend its knowledge to help provide solid basic skills and hone talents,’’ Macalintal said during the press launch. Macalintal has coached scores of triathletes in all levels and ages — from beginners to elite and national athletes and from youngsters to seniors.

 

The program can accommodate affiliated and non-affiliated triathletes who wish to improve. Assisted by a pool of coaches, Macalintal will not only train beginners and turn them into triathletes; he will also train triathletes to be more competitive.

 

‘ ‘Anyone can be a triathlete. Kids, students, housewives and mothers, and office workers and even whole families who aim just to be physically fit can swim, bike and run any distance, from sprints and mini-sprints to Olympic and Ironman distances under a good triathlon coach with a good program,”Macalintal said.

 

If they wish to, trainees may qualify as members of Team Trimac, one of the oldest and most active triathlon teams in the country.

 

Macalintal is certified as coach by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and was selected Coach of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012, by the swimbikerun.ph, the country’s most popular multisport website. His team Trimac was Triathlon Team of the Year in 2011 and his program continues to churn out top-level age-group and elite and youth triathletes.

 

Also a certified spinning and TRX instructor, Macalintal also turned promising youths into national pool triathletes under the pioneering Trimac Kids program. Currently, he overseas the grassroots Batang Tri program, which trains poor but promising youths under the sponsorship of Seafood Island with the support of other sponsors like Brooks Running.

 

Trimac Coaching hopes to help a lot of newcomers at the sport with this program. After observing the impressive performances of youngsters in the IronKids part of the recent Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Subic last weekend, Macalintal said it won’t be long before the country’s ever-growing triathlon community will produce a competitor who will compete in the Olympic Games.

 

Corporate supporters of the program are Brooks, TYR, Gu Gels, Apotheca, KLEAN and Unilab Active Health.

Start The New Year Right With Cohen

Health, wellness and fitness trends dominate 2016, the Year of the Fire Monkey

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The Year of the Fire Monkey is upon us! According to the Chinese calendar, this is a time for adventure, discovery, change, and progress. With many risk-taking and challenges ahead, it’s best to watch over your health and well being. Continue reading »

Lazada Affiliate Program Awards 1 Million Worth of Cash Prizes

Lazada Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph) held a thanksgiving dinner and recognition ceremony for the culmination of their “Affiliate Online Revolution” contest last January 22, 2016 at the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center.


The contest called on all new and existing affiliates to step up to the challenge of generating the most number of sales for Lazada from October to December 2015. Cash prizes amounting to one million pesos were given away to top performing affiliates. Michelle Ng, who operates Discount Group Asia, was awarded Php 200,000 for being the overall top performer. Winners for the other rounds were also awarded with cash prizes as high Php 150,000 each.

The commission that the affiliate program has extended doubled in the last two months making potential and current affiliates more driven to earn extra money in promoting Lazada. Marc Farrales, a full time IT programmer and the contest’s overall top 2 performer, earned an average of Php 60,000 for the past two months compared to his average commission of Php 10,000 monthly before the competition. His strategy is to maximize the use of Facebook groups in pushing promotions.

More than just profit
More than earning commission, affiliates are able to be part of the fast growing ecommerce industry. “Through the Lazada Affiliate Program, I learned to set up online promotions and be a digital marketer. The program empowered me to earn money to support my college education. It also taught me how to use my extra time in a very productive way and most importantly, connect with amazing people whose passion for blogging inspire me everyday to become better in my craft” mentions Chester Chanco, a 4th year Entrepreneurship student from the Ateneo de Davao University.

Janette Toral, e-commerce advocate, shares “I am glad that Lazada took the bold move in launching an exciting affiliate competition. I am sure that this made our participants realize that affiliate marketing is a lucrative business if they put their hearts and minds to it. Anyone who aspires to be an expert in ecommerce should consider becoming an affiliate. It can give you hands on experience by putting your skills to the test that no formal training nor program can teach you”.

The recognition ceremony also paved way for the launching of the Chinese New Year Sale in Lazada. A wide assortment of unique finds for the year of the fire monkey and discounts as high as 88% across 15 categories will be up for grabs from January 26 to February 8. Affiliates were further encouraged to promote Lazada as commissions for this sale will be 20% higher.

Be part of the Lazada experience either through earning commission by joining the fastest growing e-commerce affiliate program in the SEA region or by enjoying many lucky finds at http://www.lazada.com.ph/chinese-new-year/ on desktop or through the mobile app.

About Lazada
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets, speaker efficiency and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.