ALASKA KICKS-OFF BATANG ALASKA SCHOOL MILK PROGRAM

Campaign aims to help achieve the right height and weight with the help of proper nutrition and fortified milk.
According to the 2015 Updating of the Nutritional Status of Filipinos developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines (FNRI), 1 out of every 3 children in the Philippines aged 5 to 10 is suffering from stunted growth. Similarly, 1 out of every 3 children aged 5 to 10 years old  is underweight.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines stunted growth as the “failure to reach one’s full potential for growth.”  Poor nutrition is one of the many causes of this. This can also result to being underweight or when a child weighs less than the average for their age and height.
Stunted growth as well as being underweight are problems that should not be ignored.  If not addressed early, stunted growth may lead to lost productivity and opportunities, and to nutrition-related diseases later in life.
Taking the lead in this campaign is Alaska’s new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink which is loaded with Vitamin D, it’s also high in calcium and iron and a good source of protein. Milk has always been essential for growing children to have enough and consistent nutrient intake to ensure maximum growth potential. That is why Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, combined with proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, will help children reach the tamang tangkad at bigat (right height and weight) for their age.
This event, dubbed as the “Batang Alaska School Milk Program”, also marks the first public appearance with Alaska Fortified’s new Nutrition Advocate –three-term senator Sen. Loren Legarda, who has authored many pieces of legislation aimed at improving the lives of Filipinos and promoting inclusive, sustainable and resilient development.
Alaska’s new Mom ambassador was also introduced — renowned actress, singer, TV host and one of Philippines’ favorite mumshies, Mrs. Jolina Magdangal-Escueta.
“I am so happy to be here with the kids. Tulad ng mga mumshies, mahalaga sa aking masiguradong tama ang growth at development ng aking mga anak.  Kaya naman I make sure I give them proper nutrition. At siyempre, painumin sila ng gatas every day – at di lamang po basta-bastang gatas. Ang gatas na dapat inumin ay yung puno sa sustansiyang kailangan para tulungan maabot ang tamang tangkad at bigat para sa kanilang edad.  Kaya I am glad nandito na po ang Alaska Fortified.”, said TV host Jolina, a mother of two kids.
(“I am happy to be here with the kids. Similar to the mothers, it is important for me to make sure that my children undergo the right growth and development. That is why I make sure I give them proper nutrition. Of course, make sure that they drink milk every day – and not just ordinary milk. They should drink milk that is full of the nutrients they need to reach the right height and weight for their age. That is why I am glad that Alaska Fortified is now here.”, said TV host Jolina, a mother of two kids).
During the event, children were brought to the Alaska Tamang Tangkad and Tamang Bigat Station so they can know if they have the right height, right weight for their age. Alaska also provided everyone with samples of the Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, which when combined with a balance diet, is able to help children obtain their age’s proper height and weight.
“Alaska Milk’s mission and vision is to promote affordable nutrition in the Philippines because through this, the Filipino youth will be able to achieve their full protential and grow up competitive in life. To support our goal, we have launched the new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk. It has essential nutrients that will help every Filipino child  achieve the right height and weight for their age. We encourage everyone to drink milk everyday and to also partner it with an active lifestyle. Dahil wala pa rin pong tatalo sa batang may tamang tangkad at bigat –  wala pa rin tatalo sa Alaska.”, (“Because nothing beats  a kid with a right height and weight – nothing beats Alaska.”), said Isabel Ruiz, Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Manager, right after the Ceremonial Milk Toast.
To support this campaign, one of Alaska’s key trade partners, Puregold, joined the event to announce a special and exclusive promo that will make buying a pack of Alaska Fortified truly of superior value for consumers.
Reward prizes were also given by Alaska’s distribution partner, OTO-GMA, to Santolan Elementary School for being the winner of the Batang Alaska label generation activity for the school year 2017-2018.

For more information about the new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, visit www.alaskamilk.com.

Engineered to maximize your business print efficiency

Brother launches two new Refill Tank System inkjet printers with A3 print capabilities, superior cost-efficiency, and comprehensive connectivity options.

Brother Executives(From L-R) Brother International Corporation Singapore Managing Director Mr. Takao “Andy” Shima, Brother Industries Ltd. General Manager Ms. Yumiko Iwadare, Brother Philippines President Mr. Glenn Hocson, and Brother Philippines SMB Sales & Product Manager Mr. Shinichi Tanaka.

Brother takes great pride in developing inkjet printers that deliver greater reliability, innovation and cost-effectiveness. This same unwavering commitment to its ‘Customer First’ approach can be found in Brother’s newest A3 Inkjet Printer Series for businesses and home-office users with high print volumes.

 

“Many businesses are considering A3 inkjet printers for creating their business plans and presentations, or design materials such as floor plans, blueprints, site images and technical drawings.” says Mr. Glenn Hocson, President at Brother Philippines. However, such high-print volumes, ink replacement can be extremely costly. Brother’s latest A3 Inkjet Printer Series in 2018 have been designed for outstandingcost-efficiency and business productivity while delivering the same quality and reliability for which Brother is renowned.”

 

This new series features an Inkjet Printer HL-T4000DW and Multi-Function Centre, MFC-T4500DW. Performance and enhanced features for this new inkjet printer series include:

 

Superior Cost Efficiency

·         Lower cost-per-page – Refill Tank System inkjet printers come with ultra-high-yield ink refill bottles that enable you to print up to 6,500 pages1 in black and 5,000 pages1 in color

·         Cut costs by 50% – Instantly reduce your paper waste and expenses by half with the automatic 2-sided printing feature

·         Enhanced durability – Features a robust printhead with stainless steel lamination and Piezoelectric ceramic technology for longer machine life and less frequent repairs and servicing

 

Effortless User Experience

·         Convenient ink tank access – Enjoy quick, mess-free refills with the embedded, front-access tank, and easily monitor individual ink levels through the transparent ink tank cover

·         Comprehensive paper handling – Handle a variety of paper weights and sizes with a 250 sheets standard tray and 100 sheets multi-purpose tray

·         Multi-page scan, copy & fax capabilities2 – Perform multi-page scan and copy and fax jobs without having to insert the pages individually with the 50 sheets Automatic Document Feeder

·         User-friendly navigation  Easily navigate features and functions with the large 2.7” LCD touchscreen and full-sized keypad2

 

Enhanced Productivity

·         Fast print speeds – Enjoy print speeds3 of up to 22/20 ipm (mono/color), and boost your business productivity with Fast Mode speeds of up to 35/27 ppm (mono/color) [ipm: images per minute; ppm: pages per minute]

·         Quick first-page-out times – Spend less time waiting with fast first-page-out times4 of just 5.5 seconds for mono prints and 6 seconds for colour prints

·         Professional print quality – Print brilliant photos, crisp and clear text with an outstanding resolution of 1,200 x 4,800 dpi

·         Comprehensive print capabilities – Print detailed floor plans, blueprints, site images and other materials in-house on a wide variety of paper types and sizes up to A3

 

Extensive Connectivity

  • Multiple connectivity options  Easily share your device among the entire office workgroup using the built-in wireless and network connectivity
  • Effortless mobile printing – Print directly from your iPhone, iPad, Android™ or Windows® Mobile device through Brother’s iPrint&Scan, AirPrint, Mopria® and Google Cloud Print
  • Print JPEGs directly from USB storage – Print photos from your USB flash drive conveniently via the front-access port with USB Direct Print
  • Scan and print via Wi-Fi Direct – Directly print or scan from your mobile device without need for access to your network

 

Advanced Device Management

·         Restrict access to your printers –Assign authorized users or groups with access to specific functions such as color printing, setting page limits, scanning features and more with the Secure Function Lock 

·         Integrate easily into your IT Security Infrastructure –Manage printer access and login authentication through a central management system with Active Directory and User Authentication

·         Conveniently monitor via fleet management software – BRAdmin Light is an enterprise-level device management solution that allows you to manage a fleet of network-connected machines from one centralized location

 

Series Line-up and Availability

The HL-T4000DW and MFC-T4500DW are both available in Authorized Retail Stores nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.brother.com.ph/

Irresistibly delicious dark chocolate flavors

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Enjoy the rich and healthy goodness of Villa Del Conte Bonta Dark Chocolates that comes in two unique yet irresistibly delicious flavors: extra dark chocolate pralines with caramel coffee cream and wafers; and extra dark chocolate pralines with pear-flavoured cream filling and cereals. Villa Del Conte Bonta dark chocolates are individually wrapped in bite-sized packages so that the delicious and healthy benefits of dark chocolates can be shared with family and friends.
These guiltless artisanal chocolates are masterfully crafted from Padova, Italy and are
available at Villa del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, SM Megamall, and
Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte.

Good Nutrition Starts Now Mondelez Philippines’ Joy Schools Program Aims to Help Develop Students’ Well-being

Nutrition Education is recognized as one of the most important tools to help promote well-being – through early interventions to help ensure children grow up with good nutrition practices, knowledge and actions. Nutrition Education provides children with the right knowledge about well-being including having a balanced diet, the kind of foods the body needs to achieve good nutrition and the importance of being active, all lessons which children can bring into adulthood.
 The Case of Nutrition for Filipino Children 
 
Among children in the Philippines aged 5-10 years old, 31.2% are underweight, while those who are overweight are at 8.6%. The National Capital Region (NCR) is also identified as one of the regions in the Philippines with the highest number of overweight and obese children aged 5-10 years old at 17.9%. (Food and Nutrition Research Institute National Nutrition Survey. 2015). We have the double burden of over and undernutrition among our children, which shows the need for greater nutrition education.
“To help reverse the trend in obesity or malnutrition, Nutrition Education should start early,” says Dr. Rodolfo Florentino, a renowned health expert in the Philippines and the former Chairman President and now adviser for the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
“Indeed, school age presents an excellent window of opportunity for teaching children the basics of proper diet, balanced meals, the value of vegetables and fruits, and inculcating in them proper dietary habits and practices, as well as the need for being physically active through play and exercise. They are very receptive to new knowledge taught them by their teachers,” Dr. Florentino shares.
IMG_4005Mondelez Philippines’ Joy Schools program aims to empower students to take positive steps towards their overall well-being focusing on Nutrition Education, Physical Activity and Access to Nutrient Fresh Foods.
He continues, “School children religiously follow what their teacher teaches them. At this age, children tend to be less and less dependent on their parents for the food they eat. They choose the food they want to eat. Thus the home provides the venue for practicing what they are taught, and as long as balanced and nutritious food is offered in the family table, optimum growth and development is assured.  The parents then have an important role of supporting what the teacher taught them by offering nutritious and balanced meals on the table, choosing balanced snacks in and outside the home, and providing the opportunity for play and exercise. The knowledge, practices and habits children learn in school will remain with them through adolescence and adulthood,”
Since 1959, the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NFP) has been operating as an assisting agency complementing and supporting the nutrition efforts of agencies in the government and non-government sectors.  “NFP’s main thrust is Nutrition Education and is the core component of majority of its programs and services. Nutrition education classes discriminate no one and are given to various groups in the communities to provide them knowledge on health and nutrition,” explains Lenliegh Hope Luces, NFP Acting Assistant Executive Director.
“Topics discussed include but are not limited to: the basic food groups, meal planning and food preparation, food safety, utilization of edible wastes, nutrition in the life cycle, environmental sanitation, livelihood opportunities, and nutritional management of diseases. We also use different methodologies such as role-playing, workshops, games, and cooking demonstrations are to make the class interactive and participative,” Luces reveals.
To further promote public health nutrition among the population and help alleviate nutrition problems in the Philippines, the NFP joined the regional South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Network (SEA-PHN), a partnership of key stakeholders in the region, namely nutrition societies, government agencies and corporate companies. Under the partnership between the SEA-PHN and Mondelēz International in Southeast Asia, the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines partnered with the snacking company to implement the Good Nutrition Key to Healthy Children module, a nutrition education project of the Network, for the Company’s community program, the Joy Schools.
Partnering with Mondelez Philippines for the Joy Schools Program
Established in 2013, the Joy Schools program of Mondelēz International across Southeast Asia has been adopting public elementary schools. This aims to empower young children to take positive steps towards their overall well-being focusing on Nutrition Education, Physical Activity and Access to Nutrient Fresh Foods.
   Shanahan Chua, the Head of Corporate and Government Affairs of the Company described the Joys Schools program and what it aims to achieve, “Through the Joy Schools, we are helping empower communities to lead balanced lifestyles thereby helping address nutrient needs for at-risk populations – all of which also help support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Since it started in the Philippines in 2013, our Joy Schools program is now implemented by our Company in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, all following the same program structure. I’m proud to say that this 2018 we have adopted 16 new Joy Schools all over Southeast Asia.”
      Chua continues, “We have partnered with the Philippine Business for Social Progress for our Joy Schools program locally to provide access to fresh food and promote the importance of active play. In school year 2017-2018, 88% of 400 students who benefitted from the Joy Schools’ daily 9-month lunch feeding program have gained weight, while 80% saw an increase in height. Donations of much-needed sports equipment have also been made to the schools to help promote active play.”
        He added “For nutrition education, we partnered with the NFP to implement their Good Nutrition Key to Healthy Children for our three current adopted Joy Schools in Metro Manila. The program began in July 2018 and will continue to March 2019, covering Grade 3 students, who will be taught basic nutrition knowledge and good nutrition practices. We know the importance of early nutrition education to help develop good health habits in the future. Through the NFP, we are helping provide this knowledge to children in our adopted schools.”
    At the end of the program, both Mondelēz International and the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. aim to see an extensive improvement of the knowledge, action and practices of the students when it comes to good nutrition.
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About Mondelez Philippines Inc.
Mondelez Philippines has been creating more moments of joy by providing consumers with delicious snack products since 1963. Its product portfolio includes: Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise, and sandwich spread, Cheez Whiz spread, Oreo cookies, Tiger energy biscuits, belVita breakfast biscuits, as well as Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. The company employs about 450 people in the Philippines, with a manufacturing facility in Parañaque City.

Pampers, Lazada, and Hundreds of Babies in Southeast Asia to Co-Create Record-Breaking Video for Super Brand Day

A 42-minute virtual #babymarathon and exclusive product offers await shoppers on Super Brand Day on August 29!

The Asian Games are here, bringing with them a flurry of excitement to fans all over the continent! But while we expect the best athletes to show up, we keep overlooking the most skilled players – our babies.

It’s no secret that babies are unstoppable at play. In fact, they can run the equivalent of a marathon in a week! The only thing hampering their fun: wet, lawlaw diapers. To  showcase   our babies’   prowess,  Southeast  Asia’s   biggest   e-commerce  portal   Lazada   and  the world’s   top   selling   diaper   brand   Pampers,   are   joining   hands   to   produce   the   first-ever   virtual #babymarathon.

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This one-of-a-kind feat is part of the Pampers x Lazada Super Brand Day, which will take place on August 29. For one day only, Super Brand Day allows consumers to discover the best of what a brand offers, which includes exclusive gifts, limited offers and even offline experiences.

Be Part of the Record-Breaking #babymarathon The 42-minute #babymarathon video montage, which will be aired on August 29, will feature hundreds of babies and toddlers in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, all “running” in a relay race. In the final video, parents may even find their children racing alongside Seve, son of Filipino celebrity and Pampers ambassador Toni Gonzaga.

Ready, get set, go!

All diapering babies aged 5 months and above are welcome to join Lazada and Pampers in creating this one-of-a-kind record! The virtual #babymarathon featuring the little athletes who joined across Southeast Asia will be aired on Lazada on Super Brand Day on 29 August.

You can join the fun in two ways –

– Take a video of your baby walking, playing or running about in their Pampers diaper and post it using this link, with the hastags #babymarathon and #PampersxLazadaPH

– You can also join our professional crew at Gymboree Greenbelt 5 on August 27, 2018, to film your little one in action during the #babymarathon celebration. Register in advance at this link.

Not all videos can be featured in the 42-minute video montage. But the most liked videos will win a cash prize of PHP30,000 or 6-month supply of Pampers diapers.

Join a marathon of Pampers Deals on Lazada

To help babies enjoy their weekly marathons free from wetness and the discomfort of lawlaw diapers, Pampers has put together a series of exclusive offers on 29th August 2018:

Starting from 12am midnight, there are promotion offers up to 35% off on Pampers Baby Dry Newborn Diapers and PHP100 discount vouchers for minimum PHP3000 purchases, which are limited to a 1000 units only.

Lazada’s   Group   Chief   Business   Officer   Robin   Mah   said:   “We   are   proud   to   be partnering   with Pampers,   one   of   the   world’s   leading   diapers   brands   for   Super   Brand   Day   to   showcase   the unstoppable energy of babies while offering moms exclusive offers and delight. It is also a chance to spotlight their babies through fun experiences.”

Akhil Meshram, Pampers Philippines Brand Manager said: “Pampers recognizes that one of mom and baby’s biggest frustration are sagging diapers, and how this can affect babies’ ability to move and learn from their surroundings. The #babymarathon is part of our My Baby Can Do That Campaign, where we hope to show how babies can do nakaka-WOW and amazing things when they have the freedom   to  move,   especially   in  a  less   lawlaw   diaper.   Lazada,  given  its  massive   footprint  across Southeast Asia is the ideal platform to amplify our efforts.”

For more information on Super Brand Day, visit Lazada.com.ph and its social media pages.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lazadaph/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LazadaPH

For more information on Pampers, visit Pampers.ph and its social media pages.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PampersPh/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pampersph/

About Lazada Group

Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number-one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia   –present  in  Indonesia,   Malaysia,  the   Philippines,  Singapore,   Thailand  and   Vietnam.  As  the pioneer of  the   eCommerce  ecosystem  in Southeast Asia,  Lazada   has  155,000  sellers and 3,000 brands serving 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. With 300 million SKUs available, Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries. Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers   multiple   payment   methods   including   cash-on-delivery,   comprehensive   customer   care   and hassle-free returns through its own first and last mile delivery arm supported by approximately 100 logistics partners. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA).

About Pampers®

For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit http://www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

Globe myBusiness turns spotlight on celebrity entreprenuers at Star Bazaar

Show business is a business that everyone dreams about, but not all retains the shine and some may opt to turn their light off for a more private living.

Globe myBusiness, in partnership with Summit Media’s Philippine Entertainment Porta (PEP), gathered celebrity entrepreneurs who showcased their businesses and shared their success stories with small and medium enterprise (SME) owners during the Star Bazaar held at SM Megamall Activity Center to serve as inspiration to aspiring and budding entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business.

Star Bazaar is a free-for-all shopping and learning experience that features booths of the stars; businesses, and open mic discussions with entrepreneurial experts through Globe myBusiness Academy’s Artistalks.

Among the celebrity entrepreneurs who graced Artistalks are Ner’s Gourmet Tuyo owner Neri Naig-Miranda, Pedro ‘N Coi owner and beauty queen Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Filipino restaurant Salu owner Harlene Bautista.

These celebrity star entrepreneurs shared their take on the importance of partnerships, balancing time for multiple careers and how to start a business ventures based on their own experience as entrepreneurs.

In addition, Neri together with Janice de Belen, LJ Moreno, Marlo Mortel, Almira Muhlach, RR Enriquez, Diana Zubiri, TInTin Bersola, Bianca Lapus, and Candy Pangilinan showcased their businesses, enriching shoppers’ experience with a variety of products: from sweet confections to savory dishes to workout apparel and fashion accessories.

“Globe myBusiness is always here to encourage people to put up their own business and live the life they dream of. We also help entrepreneurs create hassle-free operations so that they can focus more on bringing the best experience to their customers. Through the help of our celebrity guests and business experts, we hope that we can impart valuable tips and inspiring lessons to those who visit the Star Bazaar,” said Derrick Heng, Senior Advisor for Globe myBusiness.

Globe myBusiness offers a wide range of digital tools and solutions to micro, small, and medium-size enterprises. This is in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 8 which promotes sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth through entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

On the other hand, GCash, the leading mobile money service provider in the country, equipped the celebrity booths with QR codes which provided both merchants and consumers with hassle-free and secure cashless transactions.

Through GCash Scan to Pay, consumers were able to use their GCash account to pay for their purchases by simply scanning the QR codes with their GCash App, thereby, eliminating the need to bring cash or wait for change.

Meanwhile, Star Bazaar’s line of leading business experts include some of the most in-demand entrepreneurial advisors in the country, like motivational financial speaker Chinkee Tan, serial restauranteur Grace Lee, and The Final Pitch host and co-creator John Aguilar.

These top-notch business experts were also present during Artistalks and discussed the challenges of starting up, how to overcome challenges, and preparation that comes with conceptualizing and bringing the perfect business idea to life.

On the side, attendees were treated to different interactivities that allowed them to know more about their favourite celebrity entrepreneur’s businesses while winning prizes courtesy of Globe myBusiness and Star Bazaar’s featured merchants.

Singer Kiana Valenciano performed on the sidelines of Star Bazaar to entertain participants with a couple of songs from her new album.

To know more about how Globe myBusiness can help you with your business, prease visit: http://mybusiness.globe.com.ph.

Prominent Asian implant surgeons in convention

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Top implant surgeons from Asia: James I-Sheng Huang from Taiwan, Sok Chenh Chhean from Cambodia and Gary Brillo from Manila were recently featured as key speakers at the 27th PhilippineAcademyofImplantDentistry(PAID) Annual Convention and Induction Ceremony at the Okada Hotel Manila. Convention theme was “Honing Skills towards a Wider Horizon.” The implant experts share their knowledge and expertise on dental implantology and the latest developments in the field. Also at the convention was PAID
president Dr. Levy Louie Villaruel (seated at the center).The convention was co-resented by Straumann, the world’s leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry, exclusively distributed by GT Industries in the Philippines.