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Friday, January 24, 2020

LT Group Holds Two-Day Relief Operations in Batangas

Absolut Distillers chief operating officer and over-all general manager for distillery operation of the LT Group Mr. Gerry Tee (middle) led the two-day relief operation for the evacuees of the Taal volcano eruption, who are now in Lian, Batangas. Mr. Tee is joined by Philippine Airlines corporate affairs manager Ms. Pinky Mag-iba. Balagtas (left).

The Lucio Tan Group of Companies, whose Absolut Distillers Inc. (ADI) facility is situated in Lian, Batangas, started its relief operations for the families affected by the eruption of Taal volcano.

We are here to help the barangays and communities whose people we consider as family. The LT Group has come together to provide for their basic necessities during this challenging time,” said ADI COO Gerry Tee, who spearheaded the distribution of relief items to the families who fled their homes in nearby towns of Lemery and Taal, Batangas.

ADI and Tanduay, along with Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, held relief operations in Bagong Pook Lian in Batangas; Barangays Pook Lian and Malaruhatan in Lian; and Barangay Banilad in Nasugbu for two days.

This is just the start. We will be working closely with the barangay officials in our relief efforts in the coming days. Aside from bringing them temporary relief from this situation, we are also willing to extend our help to the community and the government to provide long-term solutions so our kababayang Batanguenos will be able to rebuild their lives again,” Tee said.

The provincial government in Nasugbu has commended and thanked the efforts of the LT Group, which was among the first companies to respond and provide the much-needed help to almost 700 evacuees.

As of January 20, 2020, the number of people staying at evacuation centers have reached 104,377, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

How Filipinos Can Remain Healthy in the Age of Social Media

Staying online for more than 10 hours, the average time that most Filipinos are connected to the internet, may lead to a number of health risks. This is according to leading sports nutritionist Dr. Dana Ryan, the director for Sports Performance and Education of Herbalife Nutrition.

“Unless you’re doing a physical activity while you’re online, it’s not healthy to stay inactive for long periods of time. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. It increases the chances of serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes,” Dr. Ryan said.

According to the WHO, more than 80% of the world’s adolescent population is “insufficiently physically active” with 1 in 4 adults “not active enough.”

“Not all of us may afford a gym membership, but that doesn’t excuse us from not being physically active on our own,” noted Dr. Ryan. “Take up some   physical activity that you love. That way, you won’t see it as a chore, so can do it regularly.”

She added that having a workout buddy would also be helpful as you’ll get to motivate each other. “Find a class or program that you can attend together. It also helps to set a goal for yourself. This way, you’ll stay motivated,” she suggested.

Walking to work, setting reminders to stand up every 30 minutes, standing during breaks, getting up during TV commercials, and using the stairs instead of taking the elevator are also some of the ways one can have a physical activity in a day.

A member of the Herbalife Nutrition Scientific Leadership, which is comprised of leading experts from around the world in nutrition, science, and health, Dr. Ryan likewise advised against cutting certain macronutrients from one’s diet.

“For example, some people believe that they only need protein and cut out carbs from their diet. This is not true. When it comes to keeping healthy, just always remember balance, as the body needs a complex blend of nutrients to remain healthy,” she said. “Indeed, Herbalife Nutrition Philosophy recommends that you get about 40% of your calories in the form of beneficial carbohydrates – whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits; along with 30% from proteins, and no more than 30% from fats."

At the same time, Dr. Ryan pointed out the importance of balancing what you eat and what you burn.

“Balance the calories that you take in and what you burn, and your weight would remain stable,” she said.

Dr. Ryan added that staying online is not bad in itself; it’s just that people should remember to be active at times, rather than becoming too absorbed in the online world that they don't move for hours.

“Also, try to look up helpful tips on how to remain fit from reliable organizations. Look at the celebrity or influencer you admire as an inspiration, but don’t stress yourself into achieving what he or she has. The important thing is to remain active and healthy,” Dr. Ryan concluded.

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent members since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial members who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.
For more information, please visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.

Herbalife Nutrition also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at ir.herbalife.com as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

SM Supermalls Celebrates The Year of the Mouse

Welcome the festivities of the Lunar New Year 2020 at SM Supermalls this week at the “Year of the Mouse at SM.” Filled with fun events and activities, SM Supermalls has the perfect weekend celebration for you and your loved ones to kick off the new year!

As we say goodbye to the end of an entire lunar calendar and usher in another year, we want to offer a fun and unforgettable celebration through exciting surprises in time for Lunar New Year,” said SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

Kicking off the celebrations is a series of meet-and-greet experiences with Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, dressed up in their cheongsam outfits, happening first at SM Megamall on January 23. This is followed by sessions at SM Mall of Asia on January 24, SM City North EDSA on January 25, and SM City Bacoor on January 26. The meet-and-greet sessions are open to the public and are free of charge.

Fans of all ages can also look forward to a special range of Mickey and Minnie products across apparel, footwear, bags, accessories, and toys. These collections are available at various pop-up stores in SM and in all SM Department Stores nationwide.

Kids can also get a chance to walk the “Year of the Mouse at SM” runway on January 26 at the SM North EDSA The Block Atrium. A minimum single receipt purchase of PHP 2,000 of Mickey and Minnie Mouse products from The SM Store's Babies’ and Kids’ Wear departments entitles 
the kids of the customers to participate in the fashion show on the said date. The full promo mechanics and participating branches may be viewed at the SM Kids official Facebook page, @smkidsfashion.

Additionally, SM Supermalls have also prepared a line-up of activities for everyone to enjoy until the weekend:

1. Fortune Feasts. Indulge in authentic Chinese cuisine at SM Supemtalls’ participating worldclass restaurants that will offer group dining deals and specials perfect for your friends and families happening from January 10 to 26.

2. Lucky Market. Attract good luck all year round with lucky charms and other great finds at the Chinese bazaars at SM from January 10 to 26.

3. Chinese Horoscope. Know what the new Lunar Year has in store for you and be one step ahead of the game at the Chinese Zodiac Forecast by Feng Shui Master, Marites Allen from January 10-26.

4. Instagrammable Centerpieces. Take your selfie game to the next level and upload your best photos with the Disney-inspired Chinese New Year centerpieces at SM malls.

5. Cultural Entertainment. Enjoy more fun-filled activities like the Character Parade at SM Mall of Asia, Prosperity Dance, and Chinese Cultural Shows. SM is also offering great mobile games. such as the Spot the Hidden Mickey and Feed the Panda.

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls,

visit www.smsu-ermalls.com and its Facebook. 

Twitter, and lnstagram accounts: @smsupermalls

Use the official hashtags #CelebrateMickey #YearOfTheMouseAtSM. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI! Make the Year of The Rat Extra Sweet!

Many Filipinos welcome the Chinese New Year with many practices that are said to bring good luck for the coming year.  Traditions such as Dragon and Lion Dances, AngPao, fireworks, and delicious tikoy cakes are staples during this celebration.

Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, is happy to release their limited-edition Chinese New Year Theme Cake made especially for the year of the Metal Rat.  There is no better way to celebrate than with the world’s most famous mouse, Mickey Mouse!  Goldilocks is the authorized licensee of Disney theme cakes in the country.  

Make your Chinese New Year celebrations unforgettable and auspicious with Goldilocks! Grab these and other goodies from January 25-26, 2020 at any Goldilocks Bakeshop stores nationwide. 

For more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SM Cinema Gave Away Free Popcorn for International Popcorn Day

SM Cinema celebrated International Popcorn Day by treating cinemagoers to free popcorn.

The movie going experience is made complete with popcorn, a classic well-loved cinema snack. So on its special day on January 19, SM Cinema marked International Popcorn Day by treating early birds to free popcorn to give them a more fun movie experience. Every first screening schedule between 10AM and 1PM came with free SnackTime popcorn in all SM Cinema branches nationwide.

To make the celebration even more exciting, SM Cinema also prepared games for friends and family to enjoy and a surprise appearance from Poppy the Popcorn, who joined in on the latest Tala dance craze with a fun performance for moviegoers at the SM Cinema Megamall branch.

To complete the Popcorn Day experience, SM Cinema also hosted the advance screening of the conclusion to the Bad Boys trilogy, Bad Boys for Life on International Popcorn Day at SM Cinema Megamall. Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, this third and final film shows the inseparable detective duo on their way to retiring, but must put it on hold to work together one last time when a murderer involved in an old case comes back to haunt them.

Pop up at SM Cinema and satisfy your cravings at Snack Time, the official food concessionaire of SM Cinema. Snack Time offers popcorn with butter, cheese, sour cream & onion, and barbeque flavors to choose from and other snacks like hotdogs and burgers to complement your movie watching experience. Follow /SnackTimeOfficial on Facebook for more information.
Never miss out on the latest blockbuster movies at SM Cinema. Find the nearest branch today! 

Book your tickets with ease through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  

You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

World Vision calls for donation in ongoing relief efforts for communities affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Child-focused organization World Vision is calling for donations and volunteers to support their ongoing relief efforts for the immediate needs of the people affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest.

Aside from monetary donations to support the operations in progress, World Vision is also accepting emergency essentials such as dust masks that will be distributed in evacuation centers in Batangas.

“World Vision is committed to support the families, especially the children, who are in difficult situation because of the eruption. Our response team is already on the ground and will also be distributing hygiene kits, plastic mats, blankets, drinking water and other emergency essentials in the coming days,” said World Vision’s National Director Rommel Fuerte.

Alert level 4 remains hoisted over Taal Volcano which means that hazardous explosive eruption is imminent within hours or days. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) has already reported at least 280 volcanic eruptions and lava fountains generating 800-meter tall dark gray steam-laden plumes. The volcanic activities also prompted the education department to cancel the classes of more than five million students across four regions.

Mandatory evacuations have been enforced in communities living within the 14-kilometre radius of Taal Volcano’s crater. According to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), there are at least 450,000 people within the danger zone who are the most vulnerable to “possible hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.”

11-year old Princess from Laurel, Batangas shared, "I pray that this will be over so we can go home soon." Her family is taking refuge in a school turned evacuation center, sharing a classroom with seven other families. Princess says it's cold in the evening, she could barely sleep.  She also gets terrified with the constant jolts caused by the restless Taal.

World Vision aims to initially support the immediate needs of 2,000 families or 10,000 individuals with provision of hygiene kits (bath and laundry soaps, toothbrushes and toothpastes, sanitary packs, nail cutter, undergarments and malong or tube skirt), non-food items (mosquito net, mats and blanket), dust mask and drinking water. Child-friendly spaces will also be set up to help children cope from the distress caused by the disaster while cash-for-work focusing on community clean-up will be implemented towards the early recovery phase of the response.

“With the continuous volcanic activities, we do not know when the affected children and their families will be able to go back to their homes. I appeal to our donors and partners to help us respond to their needs,” said Fuerte.
To support the affected children and their families, click this link to go to World Vision’s donation page: https://wvph.co/DonateForTaal. You may also call World Vision at (02) 8372-7777 or (0917) 866-4824.

For more information, like and follow World Vision Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit their official website www.worldvision.org.ph.

About World Vision

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, their families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by its Christian faith and values, it is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. It serves and collaborates with all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Lamoiyan Corporation celebrates holiday season with Aeta community, donates healthcare products

Lamoiyan Corporation, a leading manufacturer of personal hygiene and home care products in the country, donates Php280,000 worth of Lamoiyan products to an Aeta community in Floridablanca, Pampanga in a recently held outreach event dubbed as Making the Invisible Visible.
Making the Invisible Visible. Volunteers pose with the Aeta community to say thank you to donors and patrons.

In partnership with North Sector 1 Singles Districts of Ligaya ng Panginoon (LNP), a Catholic community in Metro Manila, at least 700 Aeta families composed of a total of 3500 individuals received basic items such as rice and milk, art and sports materials for children, and hygiene products such as Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo and Hapee Toothpaste. 

With the lack of health care access in the area, Lamoiyan Corporation aims to help the community alleviate the cases of tooth-related problems and head lice infestation among kids and adults. 

Ercy Santos, a 14-year old scholar of Talaturu Ipus ning Mayap a Pastol (TIMP), a program of LNP in the community, said, “Masaya kami na makita at makilala kayo. Maraming salamat sa mga regalo ninyo sa amin ngayong Pasko.” (“We are delighted to see and meet all of you. Thank you very much for your gifts to us this Christmas.”) Ercy shared she wants to become a flight attendant and dreams to go to different places. “Nag-aaral akong mabuti at ayaw kong mag-absent sa eskwela dahil gusto kong makatapos ng pag-aaral.” (“I study hard and don’t want to miss school because I want to finish my studies.”)

For the past thirty years, Lamoiyan Corporation has been promoting personal hygiene. Aside from encouraging good oral hygiene, Lamoiyan is also advocating the correct way of treating head lice infestation, which is considered one of the most common health problems in school-aged children that sometimes cause them to miss school. 

For more information about Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz,
visit licealiz.com.ph.