#GerifiedPH: Share the Gift of Health with BEWELL-C

In our haste to live a fast-paced routine of pursuing and conquering our world (travel, work, wealth), we tend to forget that every person’s well-being will always be on top of the list, thus, a gift of wellness is something that will be well-received.

Around the globe, holidays means parties everywhere which also equates to frequent sleep deprivation not to mention increased alcohol intake for some and the bad effects of second hand smoke for others. All these factors contribute to lower immune system and this might not be a good match for the holidays.

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Bewell-C has got your back covered as it contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity.  Bewell-C is a non-acidic vitamin C supplement that boosts the immune system to fight against various health conditions.

Great for kids

Bewell-C is made of encapsulated powder which can be extracted and mixed with juices. Most parents nowadays do this, especially in the event that their kids are suffering from weak immune system.

Sodium ascorbate is effective in alleviating coughs and colds in children and can be given 3x a day as opposed to the acidity of a regular vitamin C.

Excellent for adults

Sodium Ascorbate promotes healthy cell development which helps active individuals in terms of sports related injuries as it plays a major role in collagen synthesis and help form bonds between strands of collagen fibers. It is also helpful for those recovering from surgery.

For those who follow a beauty regimen, Sodium Ascorbate helps firm the skin tissues and works well in enhancing the efficiency of anti-aging supplements.

Sodium Ascorbate helps fight cancer as it produces a cytotoxic effect in malignant cell lines including melanoma cells, hence its anti-cancer property. Vitamin C in Sodium Ascorbate also help in lowering the risk of heart diseases and early death.

For those who requires a low-sodium diet, Bewell-C Plus Calcium is recommended.

Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada Online Shopping: http://www.lazada.com.ph/bewell-nutraceuticals-corporation/. For more updates, Follow their FB: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate

La dolce vita with new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut


Swiss Miss endorser Anne Curtis loves the unique taste of the new
Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut which fuses the aroma and flavor of
roasted, buttery hazelnuts with silky, creamy and frothy chocolate.

In Italy, “La dolce vita,” which literally translates to “the sweet life,” celebrates the Italians’  flair for passion, romance and life’s luxuries – from savoring sumptuous meals with family and spending moments with friends and loved ones to listening to passionate music and donning the latest fashion pieces. Indeed, in this wondrous country, every day is  truly La Dolce Vita!

Swiss Miss, the world-famous chocolate powder drink, draws inspiration from this luxurious Italian lifestyle as it introduces its newest flavor that evokes the romance and passion of Italy —  Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut. Made from premium, imported cocoa and real milk, Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut fuses the aroma and flavor of roasted, buttery hazelnuts with silky, creamy and frothy chocolate. It’s truly a feast for the senses!


“We’re proud that the Philippines is the first country in the world to try this new flavor. The new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is truly a very exciting flavor because of hazelnut’s unique taste and aroma,” said Cathy Castro, Swiss Miss Asia marketing manager.

An affordable indulgence with the right balance of creaminess and sweetness, the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut can be consumed hot or cold, at home or even on-the-go.

Living “la dolce vita” is the first ever global Swiss Miss endorser, Anne Curtis. Aside from hosting a top variety show, the princess of all media is also an actress, host and award-winning endorser whose daily activities on social media garners millions of followers.

Anne embodies the essence of the brand by finding time for leisure and travel in spite of her busy schedule and rewarding herself for her successes. Her recent trip to Italy showcased her passion for life’s pleasures, such as food, fashion, and love.

“Work is important, but we should also allow ourselves the well-deserved indulgence by enjoying life and rewarding ourselves after hard-won victories – big or small. With Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut, this is possible anywhere – at work, at home or even while travelling!,” said Anne.

Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life’s little pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut.

Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut is now available in leading stores and supermarkets nationwide. For more updates, visit  Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @SwissMissPH.

Ajinomoto is Liza and Kathryn’s Kitchen Best Friend

Before, the kitchen is a scary place for young people as cooking was a task used to be given to moms and household helps.  However, technology has played a major role in helping people in the kitchen.  Nowadays, everybody can cook by searching online different cooking videos and “food hacks” that can help them create any dish they want and show it off in social media.


Young celebrities Liza Soberano and Kathryn Bernardo are the newest tandem to endorse AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.  Both of them enjoy cooking for their loved ones.  Apart from searching the internet, Liza and Kathryn are confident in their cooking because they can rely on a brand of seasoning to make delicious home-cooked dishes.  Kitchen newbies or experienced cooks can rely in AJI-NO-MOTO® to be their kitchen best friend – to help serve enjoyable and nourishing dishes for the whole family.

AJI-NO-MOTO® can be used in several dishes as it has no specific flavor of its own and has no smell and can therefore help enhance the original flavor of any dish.  AJI-NO-MOTO® is a quality product that is safe as it is made from natural crops such as sugar cane, cassava or corn and is manufactured through a natural process of fermentation.  It enriches the taste of any dish by providing the umami taste.  Umami is the fifth basic taste which is also described as the rich and savory (malinamnam).


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG® Cube, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® SEASONED CRUMBS®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Give and Share the Gift of Exquisite Beauty with Helix-D

Be ageless by design this holiday season and gift yourself, your friends and your loved ones with the latest beauty breakthrough in skincare: Helix-D.
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Available as a Face and Neck Serum as well as an Eye Serum, Helix-D possesses a powerful combination of water-magnet hydrators and anti-oxidants, while The Double Helix is comprised of encapsulated cellular envelopes that contain “Power-Peptides” and Matrikines that penetrate deep into your skin.
With the Helix-D Face and Neck serum, a reduction in the appearance of facial and neck wrinkles along with a tightening of sagging skin can be enjoyed thanks to powerful anti-oxidants that provide day-long moisturizing and hydration. The result is smoother and softer looking skin like never before.
The Helix-D Eye Serum, meanwhile, with its new eye serum active complex, can reduce fine lines, dark circles and reduce puffiness. What’s more, you can also experience increased firmness and collagen renewal – youthfulness like no other With their research and development team working together with several international laboratories, you can be assured that Helix-D is one of the most technologically advanced skincare solutions in the world, combining elegance and 21st century anti-aging science.
The power to be ageless by design is within your reach. Experience this skincare revolution today with Helix-D. HelixD is available at the beauty section of the SM Stores in SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia. Visit www.fastbeautyph.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @fastbeautyph.

Fill your home with love, Raise your child a hero

The values formation of a child begins at home. Home is where he learns what it means to be kind, to do good and to feel loved even when others show otherwise. When he steps out into the streets, a parent trusts that he will be the bigger person in situations that will test what he learned from home.


This is the story of Efren Peñaflorida, and how his mom filled their home with loving guidance. As a result, Efren overcame childhood challenges and grew up with a heart for others.

Efren lived in a community that had street gangs, and as a kid, he would often choose to fight back. There were also moments when he’d be uninterested in doing his school work because he’d get so immersed in the gang culture. Seeing that Efren was starting to turn into a problem child out in the streets, his Mom taught him to fight poverty and gangs with education and books instead. At 16, Efren and his friends started youth group Dynamic Teen Company, which eventually pioneered the pushcart classroom—bringing the school set-up to where the kids are to keep them away from street gangs.

Efren came full circle, and this passing on of kindness and empowerment earned him modern-day hero accolades from CNN’s Hero of the Year to the Philippine’s Order of Lakandula. In partnership with Tang Philippines, Efren shares his story in video to encourage that very same hope, courage and passion.

“What happens at home matters the most because this is the first training ground of kids. Efren and his mom show how potentially challenging situations can be turned into inspiring stories. Efren is a hero because he thinks of others and gives back—values that any child can aspire to embody. Tang Philippines is proud to share the story of Efren and the critical role his mom played. Parents are indeed role-models and teachers, and heroes like Efren are homemade,” says Doroty Arroyo, Category Marketing Manager for Tang Philippines.

Tang Philippines believes #WeAreHomeMade and invites you to join in the advocacy of raising kids to become heroes for others.  Share Efren’s story through https://www.facebook.com/TangPhilippines/videos/633710703467340/ and yours to start a discussion on who were the key persons at home that shaped you into the person that you are today.

Find out more by following Tang Philippines online, where you can also share with us your stories:

Facebook: facebook.com/TangPhilippines

Twitter: @TangPhilippines

Book Review: All About the Philippines

I’ve been to Paradise, but I’ve never been to me.

And by me, I mean my land, The Philippines! After scanning this book for the first time, I never felt this excited (maybe it’s because of the lively colorful illustrations) to share All About The Philippines and read stories, songs, crafts, games and more the Philippines can offer for my kids.

I learned so much about my own country (Philippines is so diverse, that I find myself amused at how fond I am to new discoveries) just by sharing trivias and fun facts with my children.

Can a group of men carry a whole house?

Can kids ride to school on a big tricycle?


The Author

Gidget Roches Jimenez has written many books for children, including the award-winning Can We Live on Mars? and The Secret is the Soil (The Philippine National Children’s Book Award Best Reads). She loves writing poetry, and non-fiction books on locally relevant issues, which are close to her heart.

The Illustrator

Corazon Dandan-Albano earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting at the University of the Philippines. She has illustrated over forty children’s books, including the popular Filipino Friends and Filipino Celebrations.

The Book


All About the Philippines takes you to meet the people, places and traditions of the Philippines. You’ll have fun visiting the three main islands – from the big cities to the beautiful beaches – and seeing what it’s like to be a kid in the Philippines.

Passionate about the Philippines

The Pearl of the Orient Seas – that is the sobriquet of the Philippines. It is indeed a land of beautiful islands with rich diversity including different indigenous people, exotic delicacies and vast culture from the three major islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. This children’s book painted all these in a very gentle and exiting manners that kids would definitely love.

Let All About the Philippines take you on an awesome journey to the lively and colorful country of Mary, Jaime, and Ari – first cousins who look completely different from one another but are the best of friends. Mary, Jaime, and Ari in my perspective is Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao talking about themselves, their uniqueness and at the same time, their similarities as Filipinos. Through random sequence, they’ll introduce you to their homes, their schools, their families, favorite places to visit, holidays and more.

They’ll tell you their stories and show how although from the different parts of the Philippines – just like kids in so many other parts of the world – come from many cultures and have their own traditions, languages and beliefs… and yet, they are all 100% Filipino.

If you are planning to visit Philippines with your kids or just like me wants to spice up the boring names-dates-places History with colorful illustrations and fun facts, to bond with the kids while learning or just something to look forward to, grab a copy of All About the Philippines for in this book you will:

-Learn about conquistadors and traders who came to these islands many centuries ago. They maybe one of your ancestors.

– Join Mary, Jaime and Ari on vacation to see how earthquakes, typhoons and other natural events make the Philippines a place that’s beautiful and full of life.

-Check out Filipino games and make your own sipa – the Philippines version of hacky-sack

-Experience the different cultural festivals, and try a few easy recipes for holiday treats

-Learn how people of many different languages can communicate together

Along with fun facts, you’ll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that make this country and its people wonderfully unique. This is a book for families to enjoy together.


Read about my Tuttle Publishing Book Review of Pan de Sal Saves the Day here.


Books to Span the East and West

Tuttle Publishing’s core mission is to create books which brings people together one page at a time. Tuttle, now a leader in publishing variety of books are now welcoming readers to explore the wealth of information available on Asia.

Reading is the human’s way of upgrading its software. Let’s raise readers! Check out Tuttle Publishing on www.tuttlepublishing.com.

We Don’t Need to Sacrifice Safety and Freshness with Ready-to-Cook Meat Products

Times are indeed changing. Unlike in the last decade where mothers lavishly prepare the family dinner, today’s trend has changed cooking habits to simple and easy. The fast changing times have curved our dietary habits to the convenient and instant. The pre-prep food industry has gained traction over the years and is playing a crucial rule in the day to day dietary habits of Filipino families.

Canned food, fast foods, frozen and packed meat, have evolved to replace the freshly cooked meals that families enjoy at dinner time for the simple reason that it is easy and convenient. However, we must also remember that food quality must never be sacrified for convenience.

RDF Feed, Livestock & Foods, Inc. (RDFFLFI) assures consumers of fresh and safe meat products that includes fresh, marinated, ready to cook and processed meat products with their Fresh Options Meat Shop.

Aptly called Value Added Meats, Fresh Options carry products that are easy to prepare and ready to cook. The Merry-Nades line features marinated pork and chicken in a variety of flavors that includes garlic, sweet style and classic barbecue. Fancy a ‘crispy pata’ or Ilocos bagnet? Just head on over to Fresh Options for your Crispinoy ready-to-fry fix. For tocino, longganisa, tapa and embotido, try Fresh Options Rapsarap products. For your kid’s baon like hotdog and chicken nuggets, try Fresh Options Kiddie Goodie products. Try out the Ulam Mismo Line (Ulam Ora Mismo) for ready-to-heat Filipino meals like Dinuguan, Beef Kaldereta, Bopis, Pork and Chicken Sisig, Beef Mechado, Chicken Curry and many more! Craving for Chinese cuisine? Try Fresh Options Dimsum Basket for your Pork and Chicken siomai, Chicken Feet, Quekiam fix! Want to impress your guests with some chef’s signature recipes? Don’t miss Fresh Options Chef Series line of ready to heat meals like Chicken Galantina, Beef Rendang, Crispy Pata Paksiw and many more!

Fresh Options’ processed meat products and ready-to-cook items are guaranteed fresh. RDFFLFI allocates a portion of slaughtered meats as main ingredients of Value Added Meat products that go directly to the processing plants and cooking areas. The ready-to-heat meals have a shorter shelf life to ensure that the products are “Siguradong Fresh! Siguradong Special!”

RDFFLFI takes pride in providing consumers with safe meat products. Founded by veterinarian-entrepreneur Dr. Robert Lo in 1985, the company is a medium-scale agri-food system enterprise that has an end-to-end integrated food supply chain that includes livestock breeding, feed manufacturing, meat processing, and distribution to food service delivery. A pool of veterinarians on-site monitor and secure proper husbandry practices at the poultry and hog farms to ensure that they are healthy and free of diseases. High-quality feeds developed in-house through years of research are also fed to the company’s poultry and hogs to ensure they will contain less fat and leaner meat.

“Our company is committed to providing better access to high-quality food from farm to table to our Filipino consumers. This is made possible by investing in innovation and ensuring that safety is paramount in all our process of handling the meat products, starting from the source up to the table,” shares Dr. Lo.