Saturday, April 28, 2018

CERELAC invites parents to discover a whole new world of taste and textures with their little ones at the CERELAC Let’s Eat, Bulilit!

The event happening on April 28 to April 29, 2018 at the Glorietta 3 Activity Center. Headlined by interactive learning games, life-sized installations, exciting promos and fun suprises, CERELAC teaches the joy of messy but healthy mealtimes with children finally joining the rest of the family at the table.
Children start to develop a sense of curiosity as they grow, and this becomes a perfect opportunity for parents to start introducing them to new tastes and different textures. Let’s Eat, Bulilit! is CERELAC’s way of helping mommies and daddies make that big step towards complementary feeding and ensure that their children get the right nutrition at the right age. Beyond offering a nutritious bowl, CERELAC also believes that mealtimes open up to fun, memorable bonding sessions with bulilits. With a bowl of CERELAC or Nutripuffs at hand during mealrimes, every chomp, nibble, and mess that you and your bulilit experience together can start a lifelong habit of eating healthy and eating happy with the family.
Getting bulilits to eat healthy
The first two years in the life of children are crucial for developing not only their physical and cognitive functions, but also their flavor preference which can impact the way they see and consume certain foods, especially vegetables.  International studies reveal that most children do not meet the recommended vegetable consumption, but this can be easily corrected with early feeding intervention strategies.
A way to introduce healthy foods to children is to pair fruits and veggies like broccoli, squash, sweet potato, and even chicken with an infant cereal like Cerelac.  Unlike junk food that contain lots of calories but little nutritional value, Cerelac is a nutrient -dense food with no added preservatives.  It also has Protected Plus, a combination of BIFIDUS BL for a health digestive system and DHA which is an important building block for brain and eye development for children up to three years of age..  Aside from Protect Plus, one bowl of Cerelac contains almost 1/3 of your child's daily energy requirement and is also a rich source of B Vitamins, Vitamins C, A and D, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorus, Protein, Iodine and Folic Acid.  Served along with just water or mixed with sliced fruits and vegetables, Cerelac makes mealtimes more fun, nutritious, and memorable for both parents and their children.
Lets Eat, Bulilit in Action
To take part in the CERELAC Let’s Eat, Bulilit! event festivities, one simply needs to buy one (1) 7g pack of CERELAC from the acitivity selling booth to get access for two. Inside, parents and their bulilits can know more about CERELAC’s nutritional benefits at the Bulilit Meal Maker, mix their favorite CERELAC recipe with giabt-dizesmd ingredients at the CERELAC Delight Bowls, and take Instagram-worthy shots of their children sittong on the themed dining areas at Bulilit at the Big Table.
“Let’s Eat Bulilit! is our way of helping parents foster stronger relationships with their little ones through messy but heathy mealrimes,” said Consumer Marketing Manager Lead for CERELAC, Kirby Joseph Beri. “With this event, we hope to teach moms and dads more about children’s nutrition, complementary feeding, and more importantly, provide fun opportunities for bonding with their children.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Zoom Courier : There Are Good Reasons Why Use Zoom Courier for your Personal or business needs

When it comes to quality delivery service, who do you have in mind? Zoom, the trusted courier in town. It is the best courier company who give affordable rates.  They are actually the cheapest door to door service with guaranteed lowest shipping fees.

In my line of business, on time delivery is a must.  With zoom, my product delivery arrives always on the promised time. I have tried several courier services before, and most of them really disappointed me.  Unmet scheduled pick-up, waste of time waiting for them to come for my items for pick-up and the day ends without a staff to do their job.

Though there were times few months ago where there where some delays with Zoom during peak seasons, they were able to pick up and recover that soon. Now with my present transaction with them, things went back smooth again. Yes, they are still the best, the fastest and most affordable courier that I've ever encountered.

One reason why many courier companies failed to stay in the game is because of inconsistency. With ZOOM Courier, you can have your peace of mind.

About Zoom Courier

Zoom Celero Couriers Inc. was established in February 1, 2016. It’s been two years now of their existence. People behind it have been honed for years in the Industry of Courier, E-Commerce, Financial and Information Technology. A reliable, competitive, and effective courier service company.

Zoom is the best, the fastest and the most affordable courier company that can give you peace of mind.

Why use Zoom Courier

Cheapest Shipping Rates

Unlimited Weight

From small and medium packages for Metro Manila, there’s no need to worry about the weight of your item. It’s UNLI!
Free pickup
When it comes to pickup, Zoom offers it for FREE. Just book and schedule your pickup then wait for a confirmation. We cover areas in Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila and Rizal.

At your convenience, they give FREE PICKUP within Metro Manila and GMA areas (no need to go elsewhere to ship).

Online Booking
Since everyone is already into this digital world, convenient booking for scheduled pickup is simply done on website wherein you can schedule for a pickup on your desired dates good also for multiple delivery transaction. Booking cut off time 2pm for same day pickup and next da.y delivery. Beyond 2pm next day pick-up. They have easy to navigate website.
Notifications Update
Both seller/shipper and buyer/consignee of confirmed pick up date and delivery date with the name of the assigned rider via email and text.

Reliable Tracking
With advancement in technology, Zoom is always up for innovations. You can now easily track packages online on Zoom website. Periodical updates are available.

Zoom has a system-online tracking on website for status updates also available via mobile. Time saver it is!
Cash On Delivery (COD)

Zoom offers Cash on Delivery option for Metro Manila and GMA consignee/buyer at only 40 pesos add on COD fee. COD transactions payment deposited within 2 to 3 banking days to the shipper's account- very convenient.
Available Customer Service
Zoom's Customer Service Team is a group of people who are dedicated in serving you. Rest assured that your concern matters to them. Customer service available via mobile, email and Messenger.


For items declared P1000 below, insurance is free for shipment or package.
Low fee for items above P1000 through Valuation Charge (courier insurance).


Zoom Courier desires to provide high-quality services in terms of door–to-door pick-up and delivery of documents, packages, and larger shipment of products across the country at the fastest time possible, at an affordable price. Zoom Courier is a great partner for your business especially for online sellers.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational kicks off April 27

MANILA, Philippines, April 25, 2018 -- The road to a dream training in Munich begins at the 2018 Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational (ANYFI), which fires off later this month.

Staged by Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Inc. in partnership with the Henry V. Moran Foundation and in coordination with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), the ANYFI provides the venue for Filipino youngsters to showcase their skills and vie for slots at the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) for training with Bundesliga champ FC Bayern Munich.


Featuring the 12U, 14U and 16U age brackets for both boys and girls, the ANYFI kicks off with the local eliminations from April 27 to May 13 in nine areas progressing into the regionals from May 19 to 27 and finally the national finals from June 2-3 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
A total of eight deserving kids from this tournament will be chosen to join counterparts from other Asian countries in the AJFC in Thailand in July. From here, three will be selected to go to Munich in September for the ultimate experience of training at Bayern’s home city and seeing their idols live at the Allianz Stadium.
“We’re very pleased to be part of this worthwhile national initiative. Through the ANYFI, we’re giving kids the chance to get the best training possible with Bayern Munich and help them pursue their dreams of becoming professionals and national team mainstays someday,” said Allianz chief operating officer Alex Grenz.

The 2018 ANYFI follows up the successful initial staging last year. After a well-attended and competitive elimination and finals, five standouts were selected to represent the Philippines in the AJFC in Bali, joining counterparts in seven other countries in sessions with Bayern greats Giovane Elber and Klaus Augenthaler. Two of them, JM Mitra and Aeron Tenollar were later picked for the AJFC World Camp in Munich.
The locals eliminations are set in Iloilo (April 27-28), Dipolog (April 28-29), Baguio (April 30-May 1), Metro Manila (May 5-6), Naga (May 4-5), Bacolod (May 16-17), Cebu (April 27-29),  Davao (May 5-6), and Cagayan de Oro (May 5-6 and May 12-13).

The top two (2) teams from the 14U and 16U advance to the Luzon Regionals (May 19-20 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna), Visayas Regionals (May 25-26 in Bacolod), and Mindanao Regionals (May 26-27 in Davao).
The champions in each regional meet will then compete together in the national finals, which is scheduled on June 2-3 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

 About Allianz

The Allianz Group is a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management business. 85 million retail and corporate clients in more than 70 countries rely on our knowledge, global presence, financial strength and solidity. In fiscal year 2015 over 142,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 125.2 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.7 billion euros. Allianz SE, the parent company, is headquartered in Munich, Germany.




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Italian maestro to headline fund-raising concert for Ayala Foundation’s CENTEX program

As Ayala Foundation’s flagship education program, CENTEX offers bright children from underprivileged families access quality primary public education.
CENTEX gives students the opportunity not only in academics, but also to hone their talents in the arts, particularly in music and dance. Through the after-hours art program, students excel not only in academics; they also hone their skills in other areas of learning and development.
This year, CENTEX celebrates its 20th anniversary, and to mark this occasion Ayala Foundation, in partnership with the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative, is hosting “MAD4Arts,” a benefit concert for the CENTEX After-Hours Program on May 9, 2018, at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.
Serving as musical director for this concert is Maestro Ruggero Barbieri, former music director and principal conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be joined by acclaimed violinist Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata and the Pundaquit Vurtuosi, which is the resident chamber orchestra of CASA San Miguel.

“MAD4Arts” also showcases the talent of CENTEX students who went through the arts program. Five CENTEX alumni, personally trained by Bolipata himself, will be performing with the Pundaquit Virtuosi, while a CENTEX Manila alumna will be lending her voice to the event through a song number. Alumni of the STEPS Dance Program will also be performing at the event.
“Art plays an important role in the holistic development of children,” said Ruel Maranan, President of Ayala Foundation, “which is why the After Hours Arts Program has helped our CENTEX students become more confident young men and women.”
“We at the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative believe in the importance of providing the under-privileged youth a brighter future and have pursued Education, whether in the classroom or the arts as its advocacy.,” said Lourdes Orosa, general manager of the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative. “We are honored to partner with Ayala Foundation to promote the After Hours Arts Program at CENTEX.”
Founded in 1998, CENTEX has two campuses—one in Tondo, Manila, and the other in Bauan, Batangas. Aside from these two schools, The program has also trained over 800 teachers from 20 public elementary schools across the country, thus effectively bringing the CENTEX education model across the country.
Tickets for MAD4Arts are now available at the Ayala Museum lobby (tel. no. 759 8288). They are also on sale at all Ticketworld outlets, or at (tel. no. 891 9999).
About Ayala Foundation
Ayala Foundation is the social development arm of the Ayala group. As a non-stock, not-for-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. AFI seeks to achieve this through programs in education, youth leadership, sustainable livelihood, and arts and culture.
For more information, visit

About the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative
The Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative is an independent cooperative with over 33,000 regular and associate members from the Ayala group. Its assets are currently valued at P2.7 billion.
For more information, visit

WWF-Philippines Opens Exhibit with Visual Art Ambassadors

Five top visual artists join World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines as art ambassadors to support its biodiversity conservation efforts. For their very first project, BenCab, Elmer Borlongan, Geraldine Javier, Mark O. Justiniani, and José Santos III created limited-edition sculptures, inspired by the organization’s iconic panda logo.  Done in collaboration with Tin-aw Art Management Inc. and Secret Fresh, the show is the initial project of “Art, Heart, Earth,” a WWF-Philippines campaign to work with the cultural sector.

WWF-Philippines President and CEO Joel Palma says, “The Philippines is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries in the world, home to more than half of the world’s species.  We are very excited to have five of the nation’s top artists join our battle to conserve nature in the face of climate change.  We hope that through art, we continue to raise awareness on the urgent need to step up environmental action to protect earth’s biodiversity.”

Living in harmony with nature, man’s role in conservation and the concept of sustainability and home were just some of the themes explored in the pieces created for the collection.  BenCab’s “Kapit-Bisig” and Borlongan’s “Wildlife Rehabilitator” highlight the importance of man living in consonance with nature.  Justiniani’s “Kugos” (Carry) presents a caretaker donning a suit in the panda’s likeness to care for and protect the orphans of the species. Santos’ idea of saving and salvaging materials through his art is reflected in his piece titled “Natural Selection” while Javier’s work entitled “Home” is inspired by her community in the province, stressing the importance of a sustainable environment.

Though they had different approaches in creating their pieces for the collection, WWF’s Art Ambassadors are united in their call for people to save the environment. Borlongan shared that his particular concern is the destruction of our oceans. Living 10 minutes away from the West Philippine Sea, he has been a witness to how acts like dynamite fishing can harm both the environment and fisherfolk who have lost limbs due to this practice; and has already created art pieces tackling this issue.

Both BenCab and Javier shared that plastic waste is among their most urgent concerns. They stressed the importance of setting a good example when it comes to conservation.

“We have to have discipline in cleaning up our surroundings and planting trees,” said BenCab. He shared that among one of his contributions is in his museum in Baguio, where he has planted many indigenous trees in the area.

Meanwhile, Javier has started planting vegetables in her home to help provide food and additional income for the community living near her. She also tries to instill practices in her household that will lessen plastic consumption such as bringing reusable containers, baskets or eco-bags when she goes shopping or does her groceries at the market.     

Santos shared that he sees parallels in his work and that of WWF-Philippines. He makes his pieces from discarded materials turning them into something that is meaningful.  “I view this process as saving and salvaging these materials from their eventual death or uselessness. And this is where I see a certain parallel with the concerns of WWF in saving nature, saving wildlife, and saving the world as a more general concern,” he shared. 
Justiniani posed, “If you think about the world, it will survive… so the environmental issue is actually a human issue. If we don’t take care of it, we will lose ourselves. We know we need to take care of the environment because that is our future, the future of human beings.”
At the end of it all, WWF-Philippines’ Art Ambassadors hope that their pieces provoke questions and discourse among viewers on environmental issues.

The WWF-Philippines Art Ambassadors’ exhibition opens to the public on April 24 and runs until May 6, at Ronac Lifestyle Center, Magallanes.  To know more about WWF-Philippines and the “Art, Heart, Earth” project, you may visit


Saturday, April 21, 2018

This Summer, Don’t Let Your Electricity Bill Soar

The heat is on as we get ready for another scorching hot summer with beach outings, ice cream desserts and movie dates. But for days spent at home, summer means our air conditioners will be working longer and harder to keep us cool and comfortable. To manage your electricity bill, try these smart energy saving tips from Electrolux.

1. Maximize natural light

The sun might be extra hot during summer, but without rain clouds covering the sky, it also provides light that you can use to your advantage. Arrange your space to let the light in – keep your windows unblocked, use mirrors to reflect light to strategic places and use light-colored fabrics on your pillows and upholstery. You don’t need light fixtures in every corner of your house to keep it bright and colorful this summer.


2. Unplug and get rid of phantom load
Unplugging electrical devices is an easy yet effective way to reduce energy consumption. Leaving appliances plugged in after turning them off causes them to switch to standby mode, which still uses electricity. This is called “phantom load” and can cost you up to PHP 270 per kilowatt hour a month according to the Department of Energy. By simply remembering to turn off and unplug your appliances, you can save a significant amount of money and electricity.


3. Set a timer
Keeping your home cool and comfy can be difficult during the summer, so air conditioners are a must. But this doesn’t mean that your electricity bill has to suffer. Air conditioner timers are a convenient way to save energy. Set your air conditioner timer to turn on and off at times of your choosing to maximize its cooling effect and minimize energy consumption.

4. Condition your air conditioner
Air conditioners rarely run at peak efficiency due to improper maintenance. Make cleaning your air conditioner a routine to keep it in pristine condition. Easy maintenance such as cleaning the air filters once every two months keeps your air conditioning unit from clogging up and blocking all that cool air. Have your air conditioner checked by a technician at least once a year to ensure it continues to operate at optimal levels. Electrolux’s Customer Care Hotline is open weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM to help you keep your appliances running smoothly. Call 1-800-10-845-CARE (2273) or email for any questions or inquiries.


5. Switch to inverter technology

Inverter technology allows appliances to be more powerful while being more energy efficient at the same time. Inverter air conditioners use environment-friendly refrigerants and regulate temperature while minimizing energy consumption and noise. Electrolux’s Vita Inverter Split Type Air Conditioner is easy to use and keeps your home cool and clean by being eco-friendly and energy efficient. It chills the room quickly with its Turbo Function which enables it to reach the preset temperature in the shortest amount of time. It also clears dust particles and bacteria-causing elements in the air with its Active Plasma and HD Filter. The Vita Air Conditioner also comes with a user-friendly remote control and has a self-diagnose function that makes it convenient to identify and fix issues so maintenance won’t be an issue.


For more home care and energy saving tips, please visit and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram or @ElectroluxPH on Twitter.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Allianz to Give 100K Free Personal Accident Life Insurance Coverage to All Participants of PHA Heart Run

Allianz PNB Life is giving a one-year free accident life insurance coverage worth Php100,000 to the participants of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Heart Run Powered by Allianz happening at the SM By The Bay on May 13, 2018.  

Rei Abrazaldo, Brand Communications and Digital Director of Allianz PNB Life, made the announcement at a recent press conference held together with the PHA doctors and officers.

Allianz is there to provide protection, (so) every participant gets a Php100,000 Free Personal Accident Life Insurance,” Abrazaldo said.

He further announced that the first place winners of the 21K leg of the race will receive an all-expense paid trip to Thailand to represent the country at the Allianz Ayudhya Run in November.
Allianz has supported the PHA and its advocacy in promoting healthy active lifestyle and in emphasizing that prevention is better than cure as more Filipinos suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

Allianz globally builds partnerships with organizations that share our values, especially our belief in embracing new ideas and technologies that have a positive impact on peoples’ lives,” he explained referring to the partnership with the PHA.

Also present during the event were Dr. Olaf Kliesow, president and chief executive officer Allianz PNB Life; Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life; Dr. Jorge Sison, PHA president; Dr. Nannette Rey, vice president, PHA; Dr. Ronald Cuyco, board member, PHA; and Dr. Aurelia Leus, board member, PHA.

The PHA Heart Run is also sponsored by Watsons, Omron, Fitbit, Fitbar, and Eaton Mini Suites. Its media partners include the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, Business Mirror, Philippine Graphic Magazine, Pilipino Mirror, Travelife Magazine, The Manila Times, Wheninmanila, and






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