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Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino Conquered Big Days with Berocca!

A fast-paced lifestyle is often filled with physically exhausting and mentally-draining activities. For spirited men and women , Big Days can mean the challenges they go through every single day – the rush hour traffic in the morning, beating deadlines and targets at work, while having enough energy to go to the gym or go out with friends after!
And a great way to conquer big days is with BEROCCA everyday!

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Celebrities Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino, like many of us today, also lead very active lifestyles. For them, every day is a Big Day, each with their varied commitments aside from very demanding production schedules for TV shows and movies. Kim also does Muay Thai and trains for triathlons, as well as helps out with their family business, and still goes out for occasional trips abroad with family and friends.
Paulo on the other hand has a passion for riding motorbikes, works out to maintain his physique, all while making sure to have time for date nights.
The two have enough energy to keep a healthy balance of work and “me” time with the help of Berocca.
That’s because the Vitamin B-complex in Berocca helps release the energy from the food we eat, and we need to replenish especially when doing physical challenges or even when under emotional stress.
Berocca’s combination is unique because aside from Vitamin B – complex, it also has vitamin C plus calcium, magnesium and zinc that is clinically proven to give increased physical energy and mental sharpness to help you conquer Big Days.
With its aim to support and sustain consumers with their everyday challenges, Berocca recently launched concluded its #ConquerBigDays campaign last May 06 at the SM Megamall Activity Center with Kim and Paulo.
Five big game stations that challenged guests’ physical energy and mental sharpness were situated around the area:
Build Your Big Day Mega Tetris, Conquer Your Commute Ball Pit, Score Big at Work Basketball, Pick Your Priorities Giant Jenga, and The Final Stretch Bungee Run.
Each team, composed of media, influencers, and promo winners, and headed led
by Kim and Paulo, went head to head in each station.
With the help of Berocca, both teams were able to complete all challenges and go on with  eir big days. In the end, Team Kim emerged victorious, conquering all game stations head but Team Paulo definitely did not make it easy.
Just like Kim and Paulo, you can easily conquer you big days anytime, anywhere with the help of the new Berocca singles pack.
For only P22.50 SRP, it can help give you the extra energy and mental alertness that can beat deadlines and juggle schedules. Grab it now in all major drugstores nationwide!
#ConquerBigDays with Berocca!
For more information, find Berocca on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BeroccaPh)
and on Instagram (@BeroccaPh).
Check out and share the Berocca experience with the hashtags #BeroccaPH and #ConquerBigDays.
Multivitamins and Minerals is the generic name of Berocca Performance. Per DOH – FDA – CDRR Permit No. 052 s. 2018.

#GerifiedPH: Perk Up your Morning with #BelVitaBreakfast

Eat breakfast at least 2 hours after waking up. That is how you could still consifer your breakfast healthy according to RND, Ms. Eden Rouela Ruta, Supervising Nutritionist-Dietician of Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines.

But let’s face it, living in the fast-paced world, who has the time to seat back, smell the aroma of your coffee beans while cooking your perfectly soft and round sunny-side up on a daily basis?

Exactly! That is why Mondelez Philippines introduces belVita breakfast biscuits for those frequent mornings on the go! If you woke up late and can’t squeeze time to cook, what more, to eat, then just grab a pack of belVita breakfast biscuit and you could eat breakfast while battling traffic on EDSA or humans in MRT!

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For a convenient and delicious mornings, belVita is a delicious breakfast biscuit specially designed to help meet the morning energy needs of consumers and keep up with their fast-paced lifestyles!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning even while on-the-go as the well-loved breakfast biscuit that has helped energize consumers all over the world finally makes its debut in the Philippines.

BelVita is the first-ever breakfast biscuit from Mondelez Philippines which aims to address consumers’ growing needs for convenient and delicious well-being snacks.

Expanding in the well-being space

“We live in a fast-paced world where people have increasing awareness of their well-being needs but are sometimes challenged by the lack of time to prepare and eat a balanced breakfast. Their preferences are evolving and they want snacks that are not only delicious but offer convenience and good nutrition. We see belVita entering the breakfast category by creating this new biscuit occasion. We envision belVita to energize this well-being space,” said Anna Sapitan, Mondelez Philippines’ Marketing Manager for the Biscuits Category.

Just like any young Filipino couple, Karylle and Yael live a hectic and active lifestyle. With their life goals, they know that breakfast is very important. It’s the time they get their energy for a long list of activities ahead. “Breakfast is sometimes the only meal we get to enjoy together with our many commitments. This is why belVita breakfast biscuit is ideal for the lifestyle we have. We try to eat a balanced breakfast every morning. So we pair belVita with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk and we know we have everything we need to jumpstart our day,” Karylle shared.

Karylle and Yael’s Marriage and Mornings here.

As for the taste, Yael likes how tasty and easy it is for him to have his breakfast. “I like belVita not only because it is convenient to eat but also because it’s really yummy. It’s easy to reach for and it fills me up just right. When I want a delicious, healthy and convenient breakfast, it’s the perfect go-to,” Yael mused. With their jampacked days, Karylle and Yael turn to belVita as their breakfast staple, making them the perfect couple to introduce and endorse the brand to the Philippine market.

Specially created for breakfast

Several studies confirm that this accelerated shift to convenient well-being products in the snack industry is well-founded. Reference from the Philippines’ adult energy and nutrient intakes study published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal in 2013identified 1 out of 5 adults in Philippines tend to skip breakfast.  It is also noted in the Food and Nutrition Research Institute 2013 Dietary Survey that only a third or 31.5% of households in urban areas are able to meet their energy requirements for the day. And in the National Capital Region, 1 in 10 or 13% of households consume their breakfast outside their homes. “Belvita is specially designed for breakfast,” said Princess Landicho, belVita Brand Manager. “Just pair it with a serving of dairy products and fruit for a balanced breakfast to help kickstart your morning with energy. It is also a great on-the-run snack because of its convenient packaging.”

“BelVita breakfast biscuits are made with whole grain cereals, which include whole wheat and oat, and are fortified with vitamins and minerals such s Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, D, calcium, iron and zinc. And thanks to more than 15 years of research, belVita is also baked using a special gentle baking process, which helps to preserve the nutritional quality of our cereal ingredients,” Landicho added.

First launched in 2011 in the United Kingdom as a breakfast biscuit, this global breakfast icon is sold in more than 50 countries. Locally, belVita is available in two flavors: Milk and Cereal, and Honey and Chocolate. BelVita is also purposely packaged to help consumers exercise portion control. It is available in a 4-pack box with an SRP of P30.50 and the single 20g pack worth P8.25 that contains two delicious and filling biscuits. Delicious and nutritious, each piece can be part of a convenient breakfast to give energy for a packed day ahead.

Pair it with a fruit, be it banana or an apple, and a tetra milk and you’re ready to go! belVita Breakfast is specially developed by belVita’s very own nutritionists; gently baked to preserve the nutritional values of selected cereals, whole grains and 8 important vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Calcium) to power up your day!

The launch was held at B Hotel in Quezon City last February 20 wherein artist and singer, Daryl Ong started the event by serenading the audience. It was followed by a short presentation by Ms. Eden, a cook and a registered nutritionist and dietitian who talked about the importance of breaking the fast right, followed by Mondelez Philippines Biscuit Category Manager, Ms. Ana Sapitan who talked about how belVita reached the Philippine shores. Last presentation was Ms. Princess Landicho, Mondelez Philippines Brand Manager who unveiled to us the two variants of belVita Breakfast Biscuits – Cereal & Milk, which is now available nationwide, and Honey & Chocolate coming soon! The event was hosted by Ms. Issa Litton who introduced us to the couple, Karylle & Yael – the new couple faces of belVita Philippines!

More photos of the event here.

Aside from discussing their everyday morning routine and how thru belVita they achieve the energy they needed through out their hectic schedules, they also played a game with selected audience to see how belVita could help you win the game! Guess who won? It’s the wife. It’s always the wife! Haha Kidding aside, Yael was very game in posing and well surrendered to his wife.

Last part of the event was the Q&A. Find out Yael Yuzon‘s favorite belVita spread and how many #belVitabreakfast can Karylle eat in one sitting on the video below!

Yes, #belVita could be added to your school kids lunch box, too! But, is belVita Philippines recommended for elderlies and people with conditions such as diabetis and G6PD? Watch the video as #belVitaBreakfastBiscuits’ very own nutritionist from Malaysia answered our #gerifiedph questions! #belvitabreakfast

Thank you so much Castro PR and belVita Philippines for having me! Know more, like and follow belVita Philippines on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/belVita) and at Instagram (@belvitaPH).

HERBALIFE NUTRITION-SPONSORED ATHLETE CRISTIANO RONALDO NAMED BEST FIFA MEN’S PLAYER FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

International football super star Cristiano Ronaldo, an Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athlete since 2013, was recently named “The Best FIFA Men’s Player” for the second consecutive year.

The award was determined through a combined voting process that included the votes of team captains and managers from national teams all around the globe, an online public ballot of football fans, and votes by a select group of global media representatives.

“Cristiano proves once again that his dedication on the field and commitment to nutrition has elevated him to the top of his game, earning him one of FIFA’s top honors, The Best Men’s Player Award,” said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition.

Ronaldo, named the most famous athlete in the world by ESPN, adds to other major awards and accomplishments in 2017. He won the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the year for the second consecutive year, after once again leading Real Madrid to the UEFA Champions League title and finishing as the top goal scorer, as well as helping his team win the Spanish La Liga cup. In 2017, he also became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA Champions League and European competitions.  He currently holds four Ballon d’ Or titles, the annual football award presented by France Football, and is in the running this year for his fifth.

Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athletes use Herbalife® products before, during and after training and games. As part of its ongoing commitment to improving sports nutrition and performance, Herbalife Nutrition launched Herbalife24® CR7 Drive in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo, a sports drink designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of the global soccer legend and benefit athletes of all levels.

Herbalife Nutrition supports more than 190 athletes worldwide. To learn more about Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes, visit http://iamherbalife.com/blog/athletes. To receive the latest company updates from Herbalife Nutrition, follow @HerbalifeNews.

About Herbalife:

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products & programs – since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight management, energy, fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition distributors in more than 90 countries. Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We are also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com. Financial information is available on ir.herbalife.com.

Herbalife Nutrition Launches New Tastes of Formula 1 Shake Cookies and Cream, Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin in The Philippines

Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has recently launched two new exciting additions to its product line-up in the country: a new favor of Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix – Cookies and Cream, and Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin.

“Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix is our flagship product and the new Cookies and Cream flavor will surely capture the taste buds of our Filipino consumers. We’re equally excited for Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin, with its refreshing taste and nutritional benefits,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. “As a purpose driven company aimed at making the world we live in healthier and happier, we will continue to offer great tasting, high-quality nutrition products to help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition everyday.”

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The launch event was held at the Herbalife Nutrition Philippines Corporate Office in Bonifacio Global City Taguig. It features an exercise routine led by Herbalife Fitness Coach Dwan Abantao, a wellness evaluation, a live demonstration on how to prepare Herbalife Formula 1 Shake, and a sharing on the results of the 2017 Balanced Nutrition Survey – spanning 15 Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines.

Herbalife Formula 1 Shake provides balanced nutrition through an optimum mix of high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and fibers. It is recommended for people seeking an easy-to-prepare healthy, balanced meal to support their daily nutrition, and is also available in Dutch Chocolate, Wild Berry, and French Vanilla flavors in the Philippines.

Herbal Aloe Concentrate (HAC) Mandarin flavor is made from aloe vera concentrate with natural mandarin flavor. It complements the established Herbal Aloe Concentrate mango flavor, and likewise prioritizes healthy digestion.

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About Herbalife

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products & programs – since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition members in more than 90 countries.

Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. The Company is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

The company 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.

#GerifiedPH: SunPiology Duo – a Bike-Run Event

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The highly-anticipated annual fun run organized by Sun Life Financial Philippines, will soon cater to both running and cycling enthusiasts, as it evolves into a two-fold event dubbed Sunpiology Duo.

#SunpiologyDUO will come in two parts: Sun Life Cycle PH @BGC and Sun Life Resolution Run.

Sun Life Cycle PH will take place on November 18, 2017 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Sun Life will be mounting the event in partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., which is known for its flagship projects that focus on race organization and sports tourism. The contract signing between the two companies was held recently in Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, Sunrise Founder Wilfred Uytengsu, and Sunrise General Manager Princess Galura in attendance.

“We recognize cycling’s growing popularity in the Philippines, and this is our share in helping encourage more people to get into the sport,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Just as it is in our fun run, Sun Life Cycle PH will cater to different ages and will offer different categories.”

Sun Life Cycle PH will have a total of seven categories: Tricycle Ride (100 meters for 2-3 year olds), Kids’ Ride (500 meters for 4-5 year olds), Family Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 year olds with adult companion), Solo Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 years old), Short Distance Ride (20km for 10 years old and above), and Long Distance Ride (40km for 10 years old and above). A charity category called Bid2Bike lets the fans of Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Inigo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and other Star Magic celebrities, bid for a chance to bike alongside their idols, an exclusive photo souvenir, and have their jersey signed. For cycling enthusiasts, they can bid to ride with legend Robbie McEwen

Meanwhile, the Sun Life Resolution Run will happen on January 20, 2018. As with the previous years, Sun Life will once again mount the event with Run Rio and will offer 3k, 5k, and 10k categories. It features an obstacle course that illustrates the steps to prevent diabetes, like watching what you eat and why exercise is important. More details will be revealed in the coming months, which includes an expanded payment facility like PayPal and DragonPay.

Interested to do both Sunpiology Duo events? Sign up for Sun Life CyclePH @BGC and get P100 off Sun Life Resolution Run registration fees. Registration for both races is now open at www.sunpiology.com.

Promoting physical fitness, supporting worthwhile causes

Sunpiology Duo will likewise retain its charitable components, where it will continue to raise funds for the different causes it has been supporting for the past seven years. These include the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic’s chosen charities.

Moreover, Sunpiology Duo will continue to be a star-studded happening, with Star Magic celebrities, as well as ambassadors of Sun Life’s wellness community GoWell, expected to participate.

The Sunpiology list of sponsors are also growing every year, staring with the following partners for Sun Life Cycleph @BGC: F2P, Powerade, Rudy Project, Cignal, Philippine Star, 2Go, Alcopllus, and Garmin.

“With Sunpiology Duo, we can now cater to even more Filipinos who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey and contribute to worthwhile causes while at it,” Lopa said. “It’s surely going to be an exciting event. We look forward to seeing our Sunpiology regulars, and we’re also eager to welcome those who will be joining us for the first time.”

For updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter. Visit www.sunpiology.com for registration details.

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About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information please visit http://www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness

Running especially when done with a friend or love one, is truly a fun and exciting way to achieve a fitness goal or to get back on track to a healthy and active lifestyle.
This showed in the bright faces of hundreds of running pairs who took part in Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness buddy Run at the Parade Ground of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

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In line with the Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles, the fit & fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.

Through the years, fit and Fun Buddy Run has been a much anticipated event for lot of people. Its’ our kick off as we celebrate with the nation, Well and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners, “said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.

Hosted by volleyball Superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI, Procter & Gamble, Abbot Nutrition, Getz Broz, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa Coach Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on ground and on line wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.

The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of P 3,000.00 inclusive of P 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.

Robinsons Supermarkets commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipino with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or website www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph to see what’s good for you.