Encourage Your Loved Ones to Achieve Their Fitness Goals for theNew Year!

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The quarantine definitely can’t stop most of us from indulging inour favorite holiday treats, from the classic bibingka and puto bumbong to the much-awaitedNoche Buena feast. And we all know what comes after the holiday feasts: our #BalikAlindogresolutions! Kickstart your loved ones’ fitness journeys ahead of the New Year with these tipsfeaturing awesome deals.From December 21 to 27,

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A Healthy Holiday Season for our Family Dogs

Dogs are not just pets for fur-parents. They are part of the family and are involved in activities and household decisions. This is especially true for the Christmas season when everyone gets together and spends time with their loved ones. If you’re looking for ways to treat your doggos for the holidays, here are five simple things you can do so they can also have a jolly Christmas:

 

 

  • Take them out to admire the holiday decor. Dogs will love the colorful explosion of Christmas lights and decor, so try to schedule your walks in the evening. Let them explore this new version of the neighborhood, but always keep them on a leash so they don’t get too close and damage the decor or hurt themselves.

 

 

 

  • Snap holiday photos. Cap off 2020 with a cute photoshoot with your furbaby. The year may have been tough but you can snap some holiday photos to have fond memories amid uncertain times. The photos can be shot anywhere, but you can make it more “extra” by having your dogs wear costumes. Matching Christmas sweaters will always be a hit and guaranteed likes and tons of “awww” when you post photos on social media.

 

 

 

  • Get them a gift. Part of the Christmas tradition is to give gifts and there’s no reason why your dog shouldn’t get one too. Maybe it’s time to get a new set of toys or a more comfortable bed? You can also get them more of their favorite treats so they have something to look forward to every day. 

 

 

 

  • Extend cuddle time. They say some of the best gifts aren’t material things and the same could be applied to dogs. Make their Christmas more special by giving them more cuddles. The cold weather is the perfect time to snuggle up under a blanket while watching a movie. 

 

 

 

  • Upgrade to a healthier diet. Take their mealtime experience to the next level by improving their food. Ideally, their diet should consist of delicious yet nutritious dishes so they stay healthy. Tasty dog food will make them think there’s a special occasion every day.

 

 

Make mealtimes more exciting with Maxime, a premium dog food brand by Pilmico, which has over 20 years of experience in producing quality animal feeds. Maxime contains all the vitamins and nutrients so doggos stay happy, active, tough, and smart. It comes with prebiotics and probiotics for better immunity, DHA for a sharper mind, and Omega 3 and 6 for a healthy heart, and a shinier coat and fur.

 

Maxime is the newest brand in Pilmico’s long-standing history of providing quality animal

nutrition products, it comes in two variants created for puppies and adult dogs. Maxime Prime Dog Diet is made with the best ingredients for a complete and balanced diet. The adult variant is enhanced with probiotics, while both adult and puppy variants are specially formulated with prebiotics to better absorb nutrients; strengthen their hearts, bones, and teeth; and have a healthier tummy.

 

The Maxime Elite Prime Dog Diet is packed with high levels of prebiotics, antioxidants, and optimized omega 3 and 6. The Maxime Elite Puppy variant is enriched with DHA to promote brain development and a healthier immune system, while Maxime Elite Adult is fortified with omega 3 & 6 for a healthy heart and shinier fur and coat. Both variants contain added yucca extract to control stool odor and multi-animal proteins to reduce possible food allergies.

 

The best way fur-parents can show their love for their doggos is by giving them the best care possible. These five simple tips will give doggos everywhere a merry Christmas!

 

For more information about Maxime, visit @MaximePhilippines on Facebook.

 

About Pilmico 

 

Pilmico Foods Corporation & Gold Coin Management Holdings are the integrated agribusiness and food companies of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV). Gold Coin is now fully-managed and owned by Pilmico International and to date, it is the largest investment in the Asia-Pacific region in their shared history. 

 

Pilmico comprises four divisions: Flour, Feeds, Farms, and Trading; enabling growth to its partners through its consistent quality products and unparalleled supporting services. Meanwhile, Gold Coin is a pioneer in animal nutrition and the manufacturing of scientifically-balanced animal feed in Asia.

 

Pilmico and Gold Coin represent one of the largest privately-owned agribusinesses in the region, with over 2,900 partners throughout the multitude of production facilities across 11 countries in Asia. Armed with the mission of feeding humanity, they aim to take a leadership position in innovating the food value chain in the Asia Pacific.

 

Know more about Pilmico at https://pilmico.com/.

 

About Maxime

 

As pioneers and experts in animal nutrition, Pilmico and Gold Coin launches its pet food brand, Maxime.

 

The integrated food and agribusiness company, with a longstanding history of providing scientifically-balanced animal feed, understands the strong bond between pet parent and their dogs. This is why Maxime is formulated with high levels of prebiotics for better absorption of nutrients and DHA for brain development. It is also fortified with omega 3 & 6 for a healthy heart and shinier fur and coat.

 

Using only high-quality ingredients and nutrients, Maxime ensures that pets maximize their full potential and help them become happy, active, tough, and smart (HATS).

 

A strong finish: Nursing student and fitness coach hailed as Century Tuna Everybod Superbod 2020 winners

In a landmark event hailed as a strong and successful finish amid the pandemic, Century Tuna Superbods 2020 named nursing student and ESL instructor Samantha Ashley Lo and fitness coach and professional model Sam Ajdani as the Century Tuna Everybod Superbod title holders. The most anticipated health and fitness event of the year was also a momentous occasion as it set the standards for future online events in the new normal.

Held at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan in Quezon City, the finals event followed strict adherence to the FDCP-DOH-DOLE safety protocols for film and audio-visual shoots.

“We needed to rise up to the challenge. We knew it was going to be tough but we stayed focused and if we’re able to pull this off successfully then at least we are able to provide a template for the industry to learn from and use. We soldiered on despite the challenges to show that it can be done,” said Century Pacific Food Inc. EVP & COO Greg Banzon. He also added, “It’s important to stage the event to provide inspiration and a good benchmark for the country to put health, wellness and fitness as the top priority.”

The success of the event amid the pandemic made their victory even more memorable for both Samantha (27) and Sam (30). Sam, who is a professional commercial model, admitted that one of the most challenging part of the competition was trying to stay healthy given the restrictions of the pandemic. Meanwhile, Samantha, who is a former Miss Grand International Philippines winner, had to strengthen her focus and remain creative in her home workouts, even when she could not go the gym. Their persistence and commitment to stay strong and focused paid off when they were proclaimed winners of the biggest health and fitness competition in the country.

Samantha and Sam bested 25 other Superbods candidates and will each take home Php 500,000 tax-free cash and other amazing prizes. Both winners passed rigorous digital challenges required during the competition to emerge as the new ambassadors of Century Tuna Superbods 2020—health and fitness advocates who are passionate in promoting health and wellness as an everyday commitment especially during these trying times. They are also exceptional individuals who remain optimistic and believe in getting back up again even after falling so many times.

Meanwhile, the runners-up were Superbod 2020 Stunner Candice Ramos and Superbod 2020 Ageless Erie Matic. Other candidates who took home special awards were Shirley Garcia, Zai Ebido, Enzo Bonoan, Samantha Purvor, Philippe Magalona, Nelson Banzuela, Key Trajano, Albert Lorenzo, and Grace Del Rosario.

The 25 finalists were all strong contenders, showcasing inspiring traits and skills to encourage themselves and their fellow Filipinos to keep going, and remain healthy and strong during these trying times.

The finalists were judged by a distinguished panel of judges. Joining Century Pacific Food Inc. EVP & COO Greg Banzon, Century Tuna marketing director Carlo Endaya, triathlete and SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, GMA Network senior assistant vice president for alternative productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Isabelle Daza, Alice Dixson, Sarah Lahbati, Ina Raymundo, and DJ Toni Tony.

The health and fitness competition was relaunched last July 25 with a more inclusive and relevant #StayStrongPilipinas theme. To signal its resumption, Century Tuna released a rousing video via its official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/centurytuna), featuring Century Tuna celebrity ambassadors Nadine Lustre and Alden Richards with the Superbods finalists urging everyone to stay strong and to continue pursuing their dreams of a healthier future through proper diet and exercise.

To relive the “Century Tuna EverybodSuperbod 2020” finals, visit and follow
Century Tuna’s Facebook page, @centurytuna or Instagram @centurytunasuperbods.

World Cycling Day: Pru Life UK shares beginner cycling tips in the new normal

Recognizing the value of cycling both as a hobby and a sport, leading life insurer Pru Life UK joins various global organizations in celebrating World Cycling Day which is commemorated in September, with activities like the annual PRURide PH and the inaugural My Prudential RideLondon (My PRL), the virtual version of the world’s largest cycling festival.

World Cycling Day is celebrated to promote sustainable transportation, reduction in traffic congestion and air pollution, and renewed harmony with cities as better places to live in.

“The extraordinary times we live in now highlight the massive role cycling plays in the new normal. It is an ideal mode of transportation as we are encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines. Additionally, it helps us maintain a healthy and active lifestyle,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

Cyclists enjoy a multitude of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Riding a bike is an aerobic workout and is good for the heart, brain, and blood vessels. It also releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals, while decreasing cortisol, a stress hormone. Moreover, it helps maintain thinking, learning, and judgment as riders age.

Filipino cyclists share their tips and tricks
To further encourage Filipinos to try the sport, participants of the recent My PRL share insightful beginner tips on cycling.

Returning Prudential RideLondon participant and journalist Bim Santos is a casual cyclist who enjoys exploring the challenging climbs and lush pastoral areas in his hometown, Rizal. What he describes as a pastime became an integral part of his life especially when public transportation ground to a halt.

He stresses the importance of researching the kind of bike suited for you. He says, “There are as many bikes to ride as there are as many personalities imaginable. Narrow down the main reasons why you want to hop on the saddle, then do a cursory due diligence by researching what bike type will conform to your objective.”

Santos also recommends easing into cycling instead of rushing into it. “Be confident at whatever leisurely pace you will have at the beginning. Don’t be pressured if an athletic cyclist with an expensive-looking road bike zips past you. Just relax, ease your grip on the handlebar, pace yourself, and enjoy the ride,” he adds.

Meanwhile, sales manager and PRURide PH 2019 participant James Orlanda, treats cycling as his form of exercise and stress relief. According to him, it helps reduce anxiety especially when he is feeling overworked or exhausted.

To fully enjoy the sport, he advises aspiring cyclists to condition their body, enhance their mental alertness, and combine it with a healthy diet. Orlanda also highlights the importance of wearing the proper gear, such as a helmet, a cycling jersey, socks, appropriate shoes, sunglasses, and reflectorized lights.

Both Santos and Orlanda completed their MyPRL races last month. They were joined by Pru Life UK employees Ryan Benguelo, Nelsi Rabe, Ryan Lamayo, and Marvin Pacis, all previous PRURide PH and Prudential RideLondon race finishers.

For Benguelo, he says planning one’s route is a must, especially amid the pandemic where travel restrictions are in place for most areas. He suggests visiting places less travelled by people like mountain trails, barrios, or barangay roads that are far from the city.

On the other hand, Rabe gives importance to having both the right gear, and mental and physical mindset when cycling. “Conditioning both the mind and body is essential in cycling. This includes doing the right pre-cycling exercise, eating the right diet, and hydrating yourself,” she says. Moreover, she promotes finding cycling buddies to make the ride more enjoyable even while practicing social distancing.

Continuing its commitment to health
“We will never get tired promoting the invaluable contributions of cycling to our mind and body. It is part of our We DO Health promise to help Filipinos achieve holistic health and improved well-being. There is no better time to consider cycling than now, or more significantly, during the World Cycling Day,” Tumbaga adds.

After its participation in MyPRL, the life insurer will be hosting the Virtual PRURide PH in November where beginner, recreational, and professional cyclists can experience the thrill of racing in the comfort of their homes and around their hometowns.

Meanwhile, cyclists and the public can also download PULSE, Pru Life UK’s all-in-one health management app, where they can register and join the Cycling – PRURider Community. It allows users to connect with other cyclists and share their experiences, knowledge, and tips on the sport, as well as to get further announcements and updates on PRURide PH.

For more information and updates, visit facebook.com/prulifeukofficial.

Sarah G gets new and trusted partner for boosting her Immunity

She is known as the country’s Popstar Royalty with a very large and loyal fan base. Even if she is busy with her showbiz commitments, Sarah Geronimo-Gudicelli makes sure that she closely monitors her health and that she takes her Vitamin C every day.

Now that Sarah has settled down and is ready to start her own family, she knows that she has to prioritize her and her family’s immunity in these unprecedented times. Sarah has found a new partner in strengthening her immunity as she is the new celebrity endorser of Fern C.

“Inferness, Fern C is a big help for me because most of the time, I leave the house without eating breakfast,” Sarah related. “Fern C is sodium ascorbate, so I can take it even on an empty stomach without having to worry about getting the acidic side effect.”

Fern C is the number one sodium ascorbate brand that can up our immunity without the acidity caused by certain Vitamin C brands. It is an immune system booster, an anti-oxidant and increases resistance to infectious diseases without the acidic side effect. This non-acidic form of Vitamin C also means that more people can take Fern-C anytime even on an empty stomach.

“Sarah is the perfect celebrity endorser of Fern-C because she is the embodiment of a successful and busy person who wants to always boost her immunity by taking Fern-C,” said Sharmaine Abarientos, the General Manager of STADA. “Both Sarah and Fern-C are the best in their fields because they are both established and have the desire to help more people improve their health and well-being.”

In addition to having a new celebrity endorser, Fern-C is now being manufactured by STADA. STADA, a German pharmaceutical company, is a trusted and reliable partner in Europe for more than 120 years. It is a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals with a long-standing heritage rooted in pharmacies. Its goal is to offer quality medicines at reasonable prices across all segments of healthcare – specialty, generics and consumer health.

As part of their aggressive expansion, the group acquired Fern-C, one of the leading brands in the local Vitamin C market. Worldwide, the STADA Group is represented in more than 30 countries in about 50 subsidiaries. In the Philippines, it is a strong player in the field of Ophthalmology and is poised to expand its footprint in the generics and consumer health business with brands like Oilatum and Zerochol.

“Fern-C will be better than ever under STADA because we will really give the brand the boost it needs in terms of heavier campaign support and greater brand accessibility,” Abarientos said. “Fern C has an established brand heritage and we will be able to develop a strong consumer healthcare platform to launch other quality product as well as to provide better health for all Filipinos.”

Teleperformance’s COTW volunteers practice Bayanihan in face of COVID-19

Employee-volunteers of Teleperformance Philippines from across the company’s 21 business sites were together in their mission to extend bayanihan to communities needing help. Through Citizen of the World (COTW) Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Teleperformance, volunteers pooled their efforts and were able to distribute over P1 million worth of assistance to various beneficiaries.

TP employees’ bayanihan donations enabled the Foundation to purchase PPEs and other supplies amounting to over P500,000 donated to three major health institutions, namely, Philippine General Hospital (Luzon), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (Visayas), and Southern Philippines Medical Center (Mindanao).

Meanwhile, each family residing in the Teleperformance-Gawad Kalinga Village in Tanay, Rizal received one month’s worth of assorted grocery items. The grocery fundraising was supported by the entire Philippines leadership team with both their volunteer time and funds raised by leadership.

All in all, over P500,000 worth of grocery items were given to help alleviate the situation for the one hundred families in the village that was also built by COTW volunteers for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

COTW volunteers also responded to the call of its program partner-beneficiary Kythe Foundation, which cares for cancer-stricken kids and their families. Kythe hoped to alleviate some of the anxieties of their beneficiaries during this tough situation and COTW sponsored meals for 100 pediatric patients in different Kythe-affiliated hospitals.

Meanwhile, as a member of the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), Teleperformance Philippines supported the association’s industry-wide donation drive to support Caritas Manila’s “Protect the Poor from COVID-19” program, which aims to assist poor families by providing them health and personal hygiene essentials, as well as food packs. TP sponsored 50 families with its donation.

“Nobody has had an easy time during this unprecedented crisis. But as Teleperformance Citizen of the World volunteers, we know that wherever we are, we can still do something to help someone in need,” Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Vice President of Human Capital Resource Management said.

The continuous outpouring of donations from volunteers is expected to reach another P1 million in the following weeks, and these will also be distributed immediately to communities in need.

“I can see that the concept of bayanihan is deeply rooted in the Teleperformance culture, so it is really easy for our volunteers to step up and help others. I am very proud to be part of this caring and generous team,” he said.

To learn more about Teleperformance Philippines and their various programs, you may visit their website at www.teleperformance.ph/en-us or their Facebook page at /teleperformance.philippines.

ABOUT TELEPERFORMANCE

Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: ROCH.PA – Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in a wide variety of industries. Its customer care, technical support, customer acquisition, consulting and analytics, digital integrated business service solutions, and other high-value specialized services ensure consistently positive customer interactions that are reliable, flexible and intelligent. The company has established the highest security and quality standards in the industry and uses proprietary deep learning technology to optimize flexibility on a global scale.

The Group’s 300,000 employees, spread across 80 countries, support billions of connections annually in 265 languages and enhance the customer experience with every interaction. In 2019, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €5,355 million (US$6 billion, based on €1 = $1.12).

Teleperformance began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing option. The company employs over 47,000 people in the country and operates over 30,000 workstations in 21 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

From 2012 to 2018, Teleperformance received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award for its significant performance in revenue management, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the contact center industry. In addition, Teleperformance Philippines was awarded in 2017 as Outstanding Employer and Outstanding Community Project of the Year by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Top Employer of the Year at the Asia CEO Awards, and the Outstanding Volunteer by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

This 2020, Teleperformance Philippines was again certified as a Great Place to Work® and is the only organization in the country to receive this certification from the Great Place to Work® Institute for three years in a row. This year, Teleperformance celebrates its 24th year of continued excellence and leadership in the country. This milestone highlights the company’s commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the nation’s ICT-BPO sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community.

For further information, please visit the Teleperformance website at teleperformance.ph.

SM Cares – Walk For Life

Thousands of Senior Citizens are set to participate in various activities lined up from October 1 to 7, as the nation observes the annual Elderly Filipino Week Celebration. Some of the week-long events will be held at select SM Supermalls, and will be led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of the Senior Citizens Affair (OSCA), in partnership with SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

This annual observance falls under Proclamation No. 470 issued on September 26, 1994, which aims to increase public awareness on the different issues concerning the sector. Elderly Filipino Week 2019 will have the theme: “Healthy and Productive Ageing Starts with Me.”

This year’s celebration will kick-off with the annual “Walk for Life” event, which is expected to gather more than 3,000 senior citizens at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Walk for Life, which promotes the good health and well-being of the elderly, is scheduled on October 1 and will have a parade of seniors around the MOA complex at 6:00AM. The walk will be capped by a program that will feature performances by, and entertainment for the elderly.

On October 2, hundreds of senior citizens will have a chance to relive beautiful memories and enjoy the nostalgic music of the Rockin’ 60s band, at “Seniors Prom”, an event that shows no one is ever too old to dance and have fun in the mall. This will be at the Skydome of SM City North Edsa, and is expected to begin at 4:00PM.

Capping the celebration is the annual, “Talakayan”, a forum that informs the Filipino elderly about legislations concerning the sector. This includes discussing the various benefits that seniors can take advantage of. Talakayan will be led by the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).

“SM supports the cause of the Filipino elderly, by hosting activities and projects that promote their good health and well-being. Through our CSR Program on Senior Citizens, we wish to let our elderly know that SM will always be their second home, and that there is life after 60 at SM. We also thank DSWD and OSCA for partnering with us for this advocacy,” said Danilo Chavez, Head of SM Cares Program on Senior Citizens.

Apart from mall events, and to further promote their social inclusion, SM offers a Community Service Program for Senior Citizens which invite the elderly to become project participants and do weekend jobs in the mall. This project is in partnership with OSCA.

To know more about SM Cares, you may visit www.smcares.com.ph, www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares, or send an e-mail to smcares@smsupermalls.com.

World Vision launches 1,000 Girls campaign with young actress Bianca Umali

World Vision in the Philippines, together with World Vision Ambassador for Education Bianca Umali, launches “1000 Girls,” a campaign that aims to give girls a better future and help them to reach their potentials and achieve their dreams.

Globally, millions of girls do not have the chance to go to school because they are forced into child labor, child marriage or child pregnancy. According to a survey released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, 63.3% of the Filipino out-of-school youth are girls. It was also revealed that the main reason for the high percentage is marriage and family matters.

In response to this alarming problem, World Vision is introducing the “1000 Girls” campaign, a global movement that intends to help 1000 Filipino girls through the organization’s Child Sponsorship program. The project will pave the way for the celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11.

“Each girl deserves to be in school, overcome poverty, reach her full potential, and eventually, be a valuable member of the community. I encourage everyone to help us reach our goal and help these girls fulfill their dreams,” shared World Vision Ambassador for Education Bianca Umali, a staunch advocate of women empowerment.

“We decided to adapt the ‘1000 Girls’ campaign in the Philippines because Filipino girls share similar struggles with girls who live in poverty in other countries. There are so many challenges in fulfilling their dreams. If no one will help them and stand for them, how can they attain their goals?” said World Vision Executive Director Rommel V. Fuerte. “We implore everyone to join our cause in helping Filipino girls who are suffering from circumstances brought by lack of access to their most basic needs. With everybody’s help, we can reach more children.”

Running to empower girls’ dreams

In support of the campaign, business mogul Victor Consunji and his race partner Enrico Menichetti pledged to join and finish the 2019 Fire + Ice Ultra Marathon, which will take place from August 26 to 31 in Iceland. The duo has set up a fundraising page where people can pledge their support not only to cheer Victor and Enrico on but also to empower the dreams of girls still living in poverty.

“When we join a marathon, we have a specific goal in mind and that is to reach the finish line. We overcome obstacles and push ourselves to the limit to reach this goal. The same can be said for the thousands of Filipino girls who also have their own goals, dreams and aspirations. Sadly, not everyone has the means to do so because of poverty,” Victor explained. “We believe child sponsorship can help change this.”

“Enrico and I are dedicating this race to these girls because we want them to know that reaching their dream is possible. We want to empower them through this fundraising run. I hope that you can support Enrico and I as we run another race for children,” Victor added.

This is not the first time Victor and Enrico are running for the benefit of World Vision children. In 2018, the race partners successfully finished the Marathon Des Sables, also known as ‘the toughest foot race on earth.’ The funds raised from Consunji and Menichetti’s run were used to support World Vision’s nutrition project in Batangas, provide school supplies for children in Malabon, give water facilities in West Misamis, and build a new water system in Bohol.

World Vision’s “1000 Girls” campaign is also supported by its major partners Shopee Philippines, UL Skin Sciences, Tupperware Brands Philippines, and Elev8 Media.

To know more about “1000 Girls,” visit www.worldvision.org.ph. You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.

About World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Discover and nurture your child’s talent at Promil Four iShine Talent Camp 7

Each child is born with a talent that can appear in any form. Various activities can unlock their potential which is just waiting to be discovered. From singing to acting, and anything in between, your child’s gift can be nurtured through Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp 7, a summer talent development program in partnership with experts to help kids 6-11 years old become their very best.

Get ready to discover and develop your child’s talent and passion as Promil Four launches the newest season of its talent development program, thei-Shine Talent Camp 7. As the brand stays true to its mission of nurturing the gift, the next generation of awe-inspiring kids will be guided to reach their full potential in the fields of performing and visual arts through mental, physical and social stimulation workshops.

Kids ages 6 to 11 can enjoy a whole new level of fun and experience interactive learning with Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 featuring Art, Music, Dance camps, and its two new camps, Theatre and Ballet. These camps are managed by the finest experts/mentors of the country. Teachers Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay from Papemelroti will coach the Art Camp, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab returns as the camp master for the Music Camp, while Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy of the G-Force Dance School leads the Dance Camp. Furthermore, Audie Gemora heads the Theatre Camp, whereas Lisa Macuja-Elizalde guides the Ballet Camp.

All six mentors were presented during the launch of i-Shine 7, which also featured a talk by Dra. Leticia Penano-Ho, the President of the Philippine Center for Gifted Education. Dra. Ho talked about the importance of documenting the child’s journey to further help them develop their skills.

Also lending her skills and talent during the launch was a self-taught freelance photographer and “Promil kid” Shaira Luna who shared some photography tips during her Creative Documenting & Scrapbook Making Workshop. Meanwhile, the launch was hosted by seasoned actress Dimples Romana, who has been hosting the i-Shine Talent Camp ever since its beginning.

Promil’s philosophy is to instill the importance of not only proper nutrition, but also proper parenting and guidance to fully support a child’s proper growth and mental development. This is in line with the brand’s advocacy of actively involving parents in helping nurture the gift of their child.

Promil Four i-Shine 7 Camps will run from April to May 2019, and will be administered not only in different cities around Metro Manila, but also in more locations around the country like Batangas, Cebu, and Davao to allow kids outside Metro Manila to experience what i-Shine has to offer. As it is important to hone and encourage kids’ talents at a young age, there will be a grand recital after the camp duration to showcase what kids experienced and learned during the camps.

Past i-Shiners include Lucas Magallano of season 2 and Yesha Camile of season 3 who, after the camp, went on to let their talents shine through special performances in various events.

Know more about i-Shine and reserve a camp slot for your child now! Visit www.promilnurturethegift.com.ph/ for more details.

Gumtect for a Maginhawa Food Trip This Holiday Season

Filipinos love to eat, and the holidays are definitely no exception! With Christmas get-togethers and parties dotting our calendars, are our teeth and gums ready to take on the challenge of non-stop eating and drinking?

At a fun-filled Food Crawl called the Gumtect Food Trek: A Mouth-full Adventure, Doug and Chesca Kramer posed the same question as they enjoyed exciting food challenges and tasted delicious dishes from the different restaurants in Maginhawa.

As oral healthcare advocates for Gumtect, Doug and Chesca Kramer shared how important it is that they take care of their teeth and gums so they don’t miss out on any foodie moments when they celebrate the holidays with their friends and family.

“Despite our busy schedules, we enjoy the gatherings and reunions to relax and catch up over food,” shared Doug. “I have a really sweet tooth, and I enjoy having conversations over dessert, but for me to be able to just enjoy the food, I also ensure to make these -ber months care months for my gums and teeth so there’s no hassle of gum problems”.

Doug advocates oral care with the use of Gumtect Gum Care toothpaste, which works to promote healthy gums, protects against harmful mouth bacteria, and moisturizes and strengthens the gums.

As for Chesca, her already hectic schedule as a mom can only get busier with holiday activities with her kids on the horizon. She shared that with her sensitive teeth, she needs to take care of her gums so pangingilo doesn’t get in the way of her indulging in her favorite holiday dishes with her loved ones.

According to a study in 2011 by the National Monitoring and Evaluation Dental Survey, 48% of Filipinos suffer from some form of gum disease. Receding gums are often accompanied with tooth sensitivity.

Commonly caused by wearing of the thin outer covering of the tooth (enamel), over-brushing, acidic food, and gum receding, pangingilo or dental hypersensitivity begins when the inner part of the tooth is uncovered. This results to an oh-so-familiar brief yet sharp sensation of tooth sensitivity.

“I want to maximize my bonding moments with my family, especially enjoying food together like ice cream and buko salad. I want to be able to indulge in my favorite holiday dishes without having to think about pangingilo,” Chesca said.

For Chesca, she recommends using Gumtect Sensitive toothpaste and Gumtect Sensitive mouthwash as they are specially formulated with Dynamic Desensitizing System to be able to help relieve tooth sensitivity.

Dr. JV Jaurigue, External Vice President of the Philippine Society of Periodontology, talked about the connection of gum health with overall health and stressed the importance of proper oral care. “Oral care is essential to our health. Rather than dealing with complications and difficulties of gum diseases, it is better to prevent them from happening,” he shared.

Gumtect Brand Marketing Manager, Atria Casidsid also talked about how Gumtect Gumcare and Gumtect Sensitive are especially formulated to help promote healthy gums so that gum problems won’t get in the way of holiday fun.

Gumtect Gumcare is the only gum care toothpaste with GUMSHIELD+ which contains Allantoin, which improves the condition of the gums, Vitamin E, which moisturizes gums and Triclean, which reduces the formation of plaque and shields against harmful mouth bacteria while Gumtect Sensitive has a Dynamic Desensitizing System that helps relieve sensitive teeth. Both Gumtect Sensitive and Gumtect Gumcare also have Active Anti-Cavity Protection that ensures fresh breath and strong teeth enamel.

As guests at the Food Crawl enjoyed hot bowls of ramen, desserts like lemon squares and keylime pie, sipped coffee and competed in food challenges like the Mais Con Hielo relay and Sip the Noodle challenge, the Kramers reminded them to “make the ‘Ber months Care months for our oral health, especially for our teeth and gums. With the help of Gumtect, we won’t miss out on a single foodie moment this holiday season!”

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