Asia’s songbird shares her three best-kept secrets for modern parents!

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Ariel brand ambassador Regine Velasquez-Alcasid talks about her parenting journey

Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, may have so many awards and recognitions to her name, but that doesn’t spare her from the challenges that ordinary parents face.

As a first-time mom, Regine’s toughest challenge is something that many mothers can relate to – balancing work and taking care of the family. “The toughest challenge I faced as a first-time mom is being able to balance my time between my work and taking care of Nate. I literally had to reduce my workload so I could give my full attention to our child and in keeping our household intact in terms of day to day errands, doing chores, laundry, and more! I’m sure most parents would relate to this” she shares.

By far, it’s been a learning journey for Regine, who was recently named as Ariel Philippines’ brand ambassadress, but the challenges have enriched her life both as a mother and as a professional. She discovered that parenting is one of life’s greatest joys, providing wonderful moments to be savored.

Regine shares three insights for other moms who know the joys and challenges of having a career while raising a family at the same time.

Learning through experience

For Regine, nothing can make you more knowledgeable about parenting than being there for your child. “Reading books and listening to the advice of mothers are important but learning through experience would be best too. Listening to your child as he/she grows develops that intimacy that you can nurture,” she says.

Regine even shared a personal experience she encountered, “In my case, Nate loves to play outdoors. Sometimes he comes back inside the house full of sweat and dirt. I used to find this as a challenge, but I learned the hard way not to stop him and just let him experience the joys of childhood. That’s why I’m happy to have Ariel as my partner in this. Bye amoy pawis at kahit anong dumi!”

Inject fun and excitement into daily activities

Laughter makes everything light, so find ways to bring in some fun moments into routine activities so that these could become opportunities for bonding. Even daily chores like doing the laundry can have fun components that involve all family members. “I remember this one time where I wanted Nate to learn about the importance of doing household chores at an early age, so I started creating games out of doing the laundry! It came to a point that if I tell him it’s time for laundry, he automatically runs to pick up our laundry detergent — Ariel, of course!”

Find smart solutions for everyday problems

Let’s face it, everyday problems can bog us down. The best way to deal with these is to go for smart solutions specific to your concerns.

For instance, Regine finds stinky and dirty clothes a real dampener, not only for herself, but most especially for little Nate. For clothes that reek of malodor or kulob, she turns to Ariel. With its innovative and superior cleaning power, Ariel effectively fights off tough stains and malodor on clothes in just one wash.

“Out of all household chores, doing the laundry used to be the most time-consuming, especially with multiple washes whenever there were tough stains. With so much time spent on chores, I had less hours in the day with Nate. But now with Ariel, I am confident that my family’s clothes will be clean and fresh with minimal effort, so I can spend more quality time with my boys.”

As a powerhouse mom, Regine turns to Ariel, a powerhouse brand, to ensure that she can be the best that she can be – whether at home or at work.

Check out Regine’s newest commercial with Ariel Philippines at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5qUBFcR_uU .

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AXA Philippines: Securing your Family Legacy

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AXA Philippines’ Asset Master provides a wealth transfer solution to help secure the lifestyle your family deserves for generations to come, Securing your family legacy. Your family is living a comfortable life with all their needs and wants within their reach.
But what will happen if the provider of the family suddenly passes away?
How can you make sure your loved ones will continue to live a good life even when you are not around?
AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, ensures your family will go on living well with Asset Master. Designed as an insurance-investment plan, Asset Master allows you to build a diversified investment portfolio of local and global investments and provides a wealth transfer solution to help secure the lifestyle your family deserves for generations to come.
“AXA Philippines aims to be your partner in building a solid foundation so you can secure the lifestyle you desire for yourself and your family,” shares AXA Philippines
president and CEO Rahul Hora. “You can have peace of mind knowing that your legacy is supported by Asset Master.”
AXA Asset Master allows you to grow your estate, preserve it effectively, and also transfer it seamlessly. Your estate can grow immediately by 25% upon claiming of the payout with the guaranteed death benefit feature if no partial withdrawals were made.
The payout of your guaranteed death benefit may be used by the beneficiaries to pay for estate taxes so that they don’t have to worry about sourcing or liquidating assets. Proceeds from the insurance payout for irrevocable beneficiaries are tax-exempt,
effectively reducing your taxable estate so your heirs may be able to keep their inheritance intact.
Through AXA Asset Master, you gain access to a variety of investment opportunities from different markets across the globe via a comprehensive selection of highly curated Philippine and offshore funds.
For a minimum one-time investment of P100,000 or US$2,000, you can enjoy 125% guaranteed life insurance coverage of your one-time payment. And by investing more, you also get reduced fees and higher guaranteed bonuses every 10th and 20th year.
Start securing your legacy today with AXA Asset Master. To know more, visit https://youtu.be/Toyb4mmVic or talk to an AXA financial advisor by visiting the nearest Metrobank, PSBank or AXA branch, or email customer.service@axa.com.ph.

#gerifiedph: Ariel Soft and Gentle

Ariel Liquid Soft and Gentle is an all-new improved washing liquid detergent that is perfect for baby’s sensitive skin.

It has

✔️No harmful chemicals
No bleach
No brighteners
No enzyme

✔️Smart Stain Removal Tech
Ariel 3D Technology break down stains into tiny molecules and wash-away instead of whitening

✔️Defeat babies toughest stains
Food oil, pollution, sweat and poopoo stain and smell

✔️Gentle Lemongrass Scent

This Ariel variant is definitely the most close to nature detergent for babies – with it’s soft lemon grass scent and gentle formulation.

Landlite sponsors Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) general monthly meeting

For PIID’s general monthly meeting for the month of June, Landlite Philippines Corporation (LPC) sponsored and organized a “Mamma Mia”-themed event hosted by its brand ambassador, Marc Nelson. Interior designers gathered at Lux Décor showroom in BGC where they had a tour on the latest line of products that Landlite has to offer. Faro Barcelona decorative lightings and Uozu Italian minimalist downlights were the highlights of the showroom tour.

During the night, 3 lucky raffle winners took home Lux Decor gift certificates worth Php 10,000 while other attendees received Landlite LED bulbs and other Landlite products for the games and survey. During the event, LPC was named Premier Sponsor of PIID. Present during the event were (L-R) PIID national president Lilia de Jesus, Landlite Philippines Corporation CEO Jocelyn Li, brand ambassador Marc Nelson, and PIID vice president for internal affairs Marcelo Alonzo.

With You Through Every Tomorrow: How Wyeth Nutrition nourishes a healthier generation

To empower parents in providing their children with the foundation they need to build a healthier future, Wyeth Nutrition has released “With You Through Every Tomorrow,” a video to inspire parents with the promise of the future, and the different ways in which the company’s brands can help nourish healthier tomorrows for their children.

“With You Through Every Tomorrow” shows typical Filipino families in familiar settings going through the ups and downs of the parenting journey – a couple going through the wonders of pregnancy; a child’s determined attempts to perfect a craft; a parent’s steady and guiding hand throughout a child’s learning journey; and a parent’s pride with a child’s every achievement. In the background, an original musical composition captures the bond between a parent and a child, made stronger with the promise of every tomorrow.

The video was developed as part of Wyeth Nutrition’s efforts to help parents understand their roles in addressing the nutritional requirements of their children to help them reach their full potential and live healthier lives. It gently reminds parents of the importance of their presence and support, as well as that of proper nutrition.

“Wyeth Nutrition is an expert in nutrition that Filipino parents have always trusted, and through this video, we hope to remind parents that we remain their committed partner in bringing up their children to be healthy and ready for the challenges of the future,” said Migs Marfori, Wyeth Nutrition’s Creative Content Manager.

Backed by its expertise in nutrition innovation, Wyeth Nutrition offers solutions that meet the evolving needs of children and their families, drawing from its expertise in understanding and providing for their nutritional needs. In so doing, Wyeth Nutrition hopes to nourish healthier tomorrows for Filipino families for generations to come.

“We are committed to advancing nutrition innovation by developing high-quality nutritional products that are scientifically designed to address the changing needs of Filipino families,” said Miko Acuña, Wyeth Nutrition’s Head of Communications.

Watch this heartwarming video to gain a little inspiration, as together, we nourish healthier tomorrows for our children. Check out their official Youtube and Facebook pages.

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bit.ly/BawatBukas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgMO19zsU8U&feature=youtu.be

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Unique Pinoy specialties highlighted in Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition #SolaneKitchenHero

Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition yet. Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. This regional-to-national cooking tilt will go from north to south, and across 16 regional stops in the country to recognize a new generation of talented chefs.

“We believe that the Philippines has some of the best and most talented chefs in the world,” says Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo. “Through the Solane Kitchen Hero competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage. At the same time, we are on a quest to explore and highlight Filipino specialties that are unique to our provinces.”

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For this one-of-a-kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three (3) years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They must be currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any food service establishment.

The competition will comprise of two (2) rounds. Round one will be the regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who a¬¬-mong them will represent their region in the national competition. Round two will be the semi-finals and grand finals where all regional champions will cook-off to find out who among them will be hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition.

The culinary creations will be judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen. It will be based on the following criteria: 50% featured ingredients and 50% originality and creativity. The competition will conclude on September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila.

The winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al Dente. Minor sponsors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, Fastcat, Chef’s Garb, and National Bookstore.

To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website www.solane.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph/

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For more information, please contact Fuentes Manila:
Kimberly Tsao 0998 987 8362
Jennylyn Prieto 0998 840 5580

Beko Philippines’ Mother’s Day Out

Beko, the Official Partner of the Everyday, honors the hard work, compassion, and dedication of mothers towards their families through fun activities during its “Mother’s Day Out” event at the Activity Center of Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City, from May 10 to 12.

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Mothers joining the three-day program would experience free make-up sessions and tutorials, cooking demos, food tasting, coffee and pastries, as well as special prizes for participating in a contest, which would ask them to take a video of themselves explaining the value of having longer “me” time.

To promote the importance of personal time, the program also showcases Beko home appliances’ advanced technologies designed to assist mothers by optimizing time spent on house duties. By cutting the hours spent on dealing with everyday challenges, moms can focus on more important things, like having time for themselves or spending more quality bonding time with their family and loved ones.

Beko’s innovative features, carried by their washers, refrigerators, and ovens, not only offer solutions that boost productivity and efficiency but also, pays tribute to the incomparable qualities of mothers.

Washers

Some mothers prefer hand washing their clothes than rely on washers during laundry days – which most often fall on weekends. However, the hours spent on individual treatment of clothes cost too much time and energy.

This is the reason why Beko innovated technologies in their washers that can closely match a mother’s perseverance and dedication to tackle a large pile of laundries quickly, while still providing comfort.

Mothers can diminish the time it takes to finish a week’s worth of dirty clothes by properly sorting it and washing it with Beko Frontload Washers. It has “Xpress Super Short” a 14-minute cycle that is suitable for lightly soiled small load of laundry up to 2kg. With a full load of laundry, “Daily Express” will finish the job in just 28 minutes cycle at 30⁰C; while the “GentleCare 20⁰™” copies the tender hands of a mother to lightly yet effectively wash delicate clothes; all of this special wash programs and more in just one machine.

Refrigerators

Meanwhile, the technologies of Beko refrigerators manage the right conditions to maintain the qualities of fresh food for longer period, similar to how a mother upholds the sanctuary of her household.

Beko’s “Everfresh+®” in their refrigerators’ special crisper compartment preserves the storage life of fruits and vegetables by controlling the precise humidity, reducing condensation and minimizing temperature variations inside so fruit and vegetables stay crisp and fresher up to 30days; while “Active Fresh Blue Light technologies protects the Vitamin C intensity keeping its natural flavor and nutrition intact.  It is almost like having a greenhouse inside the fridge which continues the process of photosynthesis on fruit and vegetables which preserves it 30% better compared to a standard crisper.

The refrigerator also has the benefit of “NeoFrost Dual Cooling System” that ensures even cooling inside the fridge compartment and no air transfers between fridge and freezer compartments, thus prevents cross contamination of food causing spoilage and foul odor.

Increasing the storage time of fresh produce giving them the freedom to store more to lessens the frequency of their travel to fresh market.  This also releases them from pressure of immediately using all the available ingredients for dishes. This way, mothers can enjoy using their natural culinary creativity to spin new versions of favorite dishes.

Ovens

Mothers can look forward to an exciting cooking appliance that Beko would soon be launching in the Philippines in the coming months.  This will help save their time spent in cooking and give them more “me” time.

With its technology, “Split and Cook,” the ovens mimic the multitasking capabilities of mothers by providing more spaces to cook two different meals with different temperature needs and durations at the same time in one single cavity oven. This Free Standing Cooker’s top stove uses gas while the bottom oven is electric, with two fans at the back to provide accurate cooking results.

While multiple dishes are being cooked at the same time, moms can find time to chat with other family members about daily matters. Once their signature recipes are done and about to be served, the conversations can continue into the right atmosphere for family dialogue – the kitchen table.

Beko acknowledges the different roles mothers provide to their families, acting as the light of Filipino home, the gentle manager, the provider of healthy and delicious meals, and the director of proper compartmentalizing. As the Official Partner of The Everyday, Beko has installed features to partner with mothers to complete everyday household responsibilities, so that they may have longer meaningful time for themselves and their loved ones.

Gurhan Gunal Regional Sales Director of Beko Asia Pacific is set to grace the event and will address the audience with his opening remarks. Also present are Dyeun Zapanta, Assistant General Manager together with Cecil Placia, Marketing Manager of Beko Philippines.

“Filipino moms deserve a day out and we at Beko, aim to deliver that. Aside from the fun activities of the program, we would also be introducing our technologies to mothers so that they may have the better option of owning intelligent appliances in washing, cooking, and storing,” said Dyeun. “We believe that missing out on valuable family moments to tackle everyday challenges at home is to waste away precious memories. That is why we developed these features to assist them in managing personal time and chores.”

“This is also the perfect time to buy a special gift for mom as a Special Mother’s Day promotion can be availed from May 10 to 12, 2019.  Hurry and visit your nearest Robinsons Appliances branch and inquire about this limited offer,” Cecil added.

To learn more about Beko and the technologies in their appliances, visit their website athttp://www.beko.ph/ or follow them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bekoph/.