#GerifiedPH: Nankid Parentology 2.0

Nankid introduced their latest family endorsers during their latest leg of Parentology: Reshape The Future event held at the Open Space, SM Aura last weekend. They also revealed the new design of the Nankid Optipro in shimmering teal color.

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NANKID ambassadors together with the Nestlé NANKID team.

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L-R: Mazie Lim, Consumer Marketing Manager for Nestlé Premium Milks, Gian Abaya, Digital Content Manager, Steph Kienle-Gonzalez, Mikaela Martinez, Joy Sotto, Steph Zubiri-Crespi, Nicole Hernandez, Dr. Cely Magpantay, Ms. Jean Espino, Vice President for Marketing – Nestlé Premium Milks, Apple Reparoga, Consumer Marketing Manager for Nestlé Premium Milks, Leise Mangune and Yvonne Tsoi.

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NANKID Ambassadors (L-R) Cole Hernandez, Steph Kienle Gonzalez, Steph Zubiri Crespi, Mikaela Martinez and Joy Sotto graced the NANKID’s Parentology media event held in SM Aura last July 7.

IMG_5723Kids including Kulayot enjoyed solving puzzles and that contains the traits of a future ready child. His puzzle was Healthy Foodie, which he is as he cries for brocolli and always request watermelons, apples, oranges and nuts over chips and carbonated drinks.15626219_1503985906281431_3404314513249935418_o

Of course, my three-year old Dabibot is no exception. There was one time, I was craving for instant pancit canton; to justify this unhealthy food and add color, I plan to add some carrots. Dabibot ate it all up. I guess I need to chop the carrots faster next time!

Eating leafy greens is no problem, either! Introduction to different kinds of vegetables in an early stage is a good start to help them love the real food over process food.

The Nankid Play area consists of three stations. The Puzzle Station as seen above, The Nutrition+ station reminded moms the right portioning of food intake that kids should get everyday and the Active Station where Dabibot had most of the fun.

Simple Tips to help your children reshape their future today!

  • Help them socialize! – Set the stage by creating playdates with their friends, cousins, classmates, even those who are older than them. Try out new social skills, board games and warm up and be present while still letting kids explore on their own.

 

  • Give them the Best Nutrition! – The keys to complete nutrition – moderation, balance and variety. Facilitate easier decision-making in the kitchen or when buying grocery by remembering these keys. Make mealtime a bonding experience by putting down gadgets and by letting them help in cooking. This will turn cooking a fun time while helping them appreciate the home cooked meals and at the same time learning the ingredients of what they are eating.

 

  • Keep them Active! – Set the rules on using gadgets, watching Television and playing online games. It will help instill good discipline at the young age. Give them a taste of success by allowing them to be with the nature. Go out, and play out, together! Lead the way to an active lifestyle by

Family is the smallest group of the community that consists of members living together in one roof. The simplest form of family includes husband and wife, and children. There are different modern family structures nowadays, but the learnings of children is still the same. It starts at home.

Parents are one of the most who always look forward and wonder about the future. If we are determined on what we would like our children to be in the future, then it’ll be easier to shape them like soft clays to form a beautiful pottery. We shouldn’t be fearful of what the future will bring, we have the power to reshape it and with the right tools and attitude, the future is bright and very promising! Learn more about how Nankid could help you reshape the future on the article below:

Posted by Gerilen & Jer Sons on Monday, July 9, 2018

My kids and I will reshape the future by growing our own food, keeping an active lifestyle and keeping positive people in our circle of friends.

Nestlé NANKID brings Parentology to SM Aura. Catch Parentology+, powered by NANKID, in SM City Cebu on August 11-12 and Abreeza Davao on August 25-26.

For more details, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO/

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NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR and NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR are not breastmilk substitutes. These products are for healthy children above 3 years of age.

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#GerifiedPH: Althea’s Bare Essentials

Korea’s premier online beauty shopping destination, Althea has provided the latest beauty trends, lifestyle and products to all of Southeast Asia’s beauty enthusiasts since 2015 at Malaysia by its founder Frank Kang, a serial entrepreneur and named it to Korea’s national flower.

“Did you know? Althea’s third official Southeast Asian country was the Philippines since 2016.”

Leading one-stop online K-beauty shop Althea, expanded to over 200 countries worldwide, has finally launched its very own line of products; one of which is to solve the mystery that comes in the Korean Skincare Routine. Many K-Beauty fans are overwhelmed, fazed and confused on the specific steps and procedures to complete the Korean skincare routine and that includes yours truly. Good thing, Hyeyoung Park, Head of Althea Brand thought about unravelling the secret and to, at last, share the proper way of doing it without a sweat! In the beauty industry, sharing is caring!

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10 different products to use in one sitting is overwhelming – and that’s an understatement most especially for beginners who wants to adopt the worldwide famous Korean beauty – supple, soft and radiantly glowing. Althea strips down to the bare essentials with this new skincare line, rolling the 10-step Korean skincare into 3 easy-peasy steps through Althea’s Bare Essentials – your skin’s simply perfect saviour!

Althea shreds the routine into bare essentials with this new skincare line and yours truly had the opportunity to get the complete line for a try-out. What I like about this line, as mentioned above, was that it compressed the many products into just three easy steps. Minimum products, minimum application, minimum time for an eminence result. Althea’s Bare Essentials focuses on the skincare fundamentals and most essentials. It was thoughtfully crafted, it promises to give the benefits of the infamous 10-step Korean skincare routine, rolled into 3 quick method.

“We wanted to go back to the basics and really strip it all down to give the customers the most fundamental steps. From billions of data we’ve collected over 3 years, the most prominent fact is that a solid routine starts from 3 essential steps – cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. All the other additional steps added to your routine are just that, – additional”.

Althea Bare Essentials beauty hybrid products are pack with double punch, too; they’re products that nourish the skin while leaving it looking bright, glowing, and beautiful. With clean, minimal, yet effective formulas, these straightforward products epitomize simple perfection and deliver maximum results with minimum effort.

“We also believe that when one has great skin, it decreases the amount of makeup needed to create a perfect complexion, hence the phrase ‘your skin completes makeup’,” Hyeyoung adds.

29790232_1715696471806939_7209185489872961854_n.jpgThe Bare Essentials range consists of three hypoallergenic products suitable for any skin types

 

The Contour Cleanser 150g Php 300.00 Packed with soothing Ice Plant and detoxifying Lemon Myrtle extracts, this cleanser is densely filled with micro capsules that burst upon contact with water to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify skin. The Contour Cleanser helps to promote blood circulation, and reduces bloating and swelling for a defined, enviably slim face shape.

First whiff of this product brought me to a café serving lemon pie. A hint of this sweet-sour smell is enough to make me salivate, I stop myself from licking the viscous bit. Wet the face and massage it in circular motion. I can feel the micro capsules bursting and melting, scourging for dirt, dead skin cells, and oil; it left my face clean, but not itchy dry.

The Primer Water 200ml Php 550.00 Both a hydrating toner and a primer in one, the Primer Water contains patented dewdrop technology (Macro Fluidic Dispersion technology) that gently fills the gaps between pores and allows hydration to penetrate deep within the layers of the skin. Made with Snow Lotus extracts, this skincare heavy hitter has an incredibly smooth and silky texture that enhances the skin’s natural glow, leaving you with the perfect canvas.

Being a toner and a primer in one product, makes it friendly to my makeup budget, and beauty routine quicker as well. It felt a bit cold to the touch but it glides on smoothly to my face and neck area. It will took a little while to dry as the formula is a bit viscous, and while letting it dry, I could imagine it being absorbed by my skin, leaving the surface glow and even.

The Fixer Cream 50g Php 640.00 This non-oily, quick-absorbing formula harnesses the power of Trehalose, an ingredient found in the cactus plant that prevents its moisture loss, to provide the skin with 24-hour hydration. This ultra-nourishing wonder cream is also rich in antioxidants derived from Camellia Sinensis (green tea) seed oil, and helps to promote collagen regeneration using Baobab Tree extracts. Upon application, your skin is left looking great and feeling bouncy to the touch.

It has a hint but not lingering smell of green tea; for tropical country like the Philippines, a pea size of this fixer cream could go a long way – entire face and neck. Soft to touch, hydrated skin without the sticky tacky feel.

With all 3 products are available for purchase under Php 1500, and made with only the best ingredients, it’s no surprise that the Bare Essentials line caused quite the craze in the beauty world. Upon its announcement, there was a 10,000-person wait list for the products! But fret not – you can now get your hands on these highly coveted products; you’re just a click away from glowing, flawless, crystal clear skin. Plus, Althea is giving out an additional 10% off with a free special edition mirror if you purchase now so head on over to http://www.althea.kr today! #

Entrepreneur rebuilds business from the ashes with help from AXA

AXA_Entrepreneur rebuilds business_photoAXA Philippines customer, Kenneth So

In 2016, a fire in Benguet made headlines as it destroyed a warehouse—one that was owned by entrepreneur Kenneth So, and one that provided stable jobs for a lot of workers. So and his team, some of them very loyal employees that had been with him for a long time, could only watch as years of hard work went up in smoke in a matter of hours.

 

So was grateful that the insurance company he chose—AXA Philippines through its general insurance subsidiary Charter Ping An—swiftly came to his rescue and went the extra mile to process his claim promptly so he could get back on his feet as soon as possible.

 

So’s business, Granville Corporation Supply Holdings, is a strong player in the competitive supply chain industry. The company plays a key role in the logistics and distribution of fast moving consumer goods across key markets. So employs 400 people to ensure prompt servicing of customers

The fire destroyed Grandville’s four-storey warehouse in La Trinidad, Benguet, and millions of pesos in inventory. Fortunately, So had the foresight to get a comprehensive fire insurance coverage from leading global insurer AXA. His loyal staff also rallied together during a truly trying time. The company is now slowly but surely recovering.

 

The ease and speed with which So was able to receive his insurance claims and the attentive and dedicated service he received from AXA helped ease his burden. “Now, our warehouse is being rebuilt,” So says. “This is the start of a new beginning.”

 

So’s experience with AXA is proof of AXA’s unwavering commitment to its customers, backed by superior financial strength and worldwide reach, to be there when it is most needed. It assures clients like So, whose employees and their families count on for their livelihood, can live the life he chooses—free from uncertainty and anxiety, no matter what challenges he has to face.

 

For more information, visit www.axa.com.ph today.

 

Enjoy Dalawang Linamnam sa Isang Ulam with Jollibee Burger Steak

When it comes to a satisfying lunch, nothing can beat a classic kanin at ulam combination like Jollibee’s Burger Steak. This best-selling offering has captured the hearts and taste buds of generations of Filipinos through two-in-one savory goodness with every bite.

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Made with 100% pure beef, the Burger Steak patty is a winning ulam on its own—a beef patty cooked just right and seasoned to fit the Pinoy palate. Add the mouth-watering mushroom gravy—a flavor-packed sauce with real mushroom slices that complements and amplifies the beefy patty—and you’ve got yourself dalawang linamnam sa isang ulam that goes perfectly with a steaming serving of white rice!

“For those who love rice, a good savory—or malinamnamulam is definitely the best partner for every meal. With Jollibee Burger Steak, we’ve taken the two beloved savory flavors of beef and mushroom gravy to serve dalawang linamnam with every bite,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Products.

Best of all, you get to enjoy this explosively delicious beefy-saucy combo at prices that will make you crave for more! The Burger Steak is available at all Jollibee branches nationwide for dine-in, delivery, take-out, and drive-thru for only PHP 50.00* (solo).

Like Burger Steak aficionado and endorser Anne Curtis in her latest Jollibee commercial, sing your heart out for your dalawang linamnam sa isang ulam fave anytime, anywhere!

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For more information on Jollibee’s latest products and promotions, like the Jollibee Philippines official Facebook page or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

*Prices may vary across different locations; delivery charge not included.

 

Education Trailblazers collaborate at Inaugural Philippines Canvas LMS User Group

Recently, Canvas held its first community user group in the Philippines at the De La Salle University Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. The meeting connected the first Canvas customers in the Philippines to discuss their use of education technology to transform education provision in their institutions. Principals and senior leadership from Baliuag University, University of the East, Jose Rizal University, De La Salle Lipa, Centro Escolar University and other schools were present, such as the host College of Computer Studies department at De La Salle University and EdTech leadership from Far Eastern University.

Technology has allowed other industries to compete globally and education is no different, with each institution sharing their strategic visions of how they can and will use education technology to enhance teaching and learning as well as compete for students in the region.  Through their use of the Learning Management System Canvas, each of these Philippine institutions are deepening their adoption of the latest innovations in teaching and learning, such as blended and flipped classrooms, which allows for greater focus on student engagement and personalized learning.

Roselle Basa, Program Coordinator for ICT at UE, was among the attendees who were new to Canvas. UE faculty have been training with the LMS since March, and the system will be deployed in full this year. “Canvas allows us to develop courses that are geared to student-centered strategies. It pushes the envelope of teaching strategies development and helps us avoid being confined to the classroom in a very enjoyable and engaging manner,” Basa said.

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Canvas from Instructure was created in response to poor user experience of legacy LMS software by its founders as graduate students. They wanted a more flexible and personalized learning experience, one that was mobile and easy to use and extend with a wide variety of learning resources.

As an open, mobile and native cloud-based platform, Canvas allows students to easily access learning materials, take online tests, collaborate on the move, and drive their own learning journey. Teachers are able to deliver more personalized learning, choose from a wealth of learning resources to deliver a richer learning experience, grade tests more quickly, as well as use data in real time to give feedback on student progress.   This approach puts teachers and students at the center of the learning environment rather than the technology.

Regional Director Julian Yballe also took to the podium to explain Canvas’ view on openness and equity of experience. Instructure envisioned Canvas as endlessly extendable open APIs and the ability to add apps via the LTI standard.  This allows teachers to use the vast global resources that exist, exposing students to a huge variety of learning materials in a simple and easy way.

Along with this growing partner ecosystem, the Canvas community of global institutions, helps educators from around the world share ideas and experiences both online and at community events such as this user group session.  These leading institutions in the Philippines are now contributing to the community with their founding of the first user group in South East Asia.

Yballe underlined this specific focus on student-centeredness. “The feedback for Canvas from every stakeholder in this teacher and learning environment has been positive. And a lot of it is a combination of timing and how student-centered learning is becoming more of a focus due to two reasons, workforce preparedness, so graduates can contribute immediately, and a more competitive environment for a limited number of students, both locally and globally,” Yballe said.

What’s next on the roadmap for Canvas? APAC VP Troy Martin spoke of the company’s expansion plans in a post-conference interview. “We’re excited with the customers that have emerged over the last two years in the Philippines, particularly here in Manila, but we are excited to welcome some new institutions from Cebu City and we look forward to hearing from new institutions contacting Instructure about working with Canvas.”

 

 

 

 

 

“GUAM: THE NEW ‘IT’ TRAVEL DESTINATION FOR FILIPINOS”

The 1st ever InstaGuam Fair, held last June 1 to 3 at Bonifacio High Street – Taguig, was a rousing success. Attended by media editors, celebrities, influencers, and regular Juans, the event proved that Guam is ready to be in the forefront of tourism in the Philippines.

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INSTAGUAM was the perfect header to the campaign because it fully encapsulated the initiative’s objective to drive Guam as an ‘instant destination’ through ‘instant share ability on social media’.

The island paradise, albeit small and sparsely populated, boasts a rich culture unparalleled by any other. It’s Chamorro heritage can be seen in traditional performances, clothing, and their cuisine, yet, everything feels familiar and relatable because of the heavy influences brought forth by various cultures and immigrants.

INSTANT DESTINATION.

In this day and age, people are so used to having things readily available at all times. In Guam’s case, an instant vacation means it has to be a quick and enjoyable getaway. Only 3 hours away from Manila, Guam is a viable destination for weekend wanderers who wish to unwind for a few days. More so, fun and enjoyment are always guaranteed due to the plethora of activities and tourist destinations on the island.

Mr. Nathan Denight, President & CEO of Guam Visitors Bureau, put it best: “You can sky-dive in the morning, and you can scuba-dive in the afternoon, everything is that close.”

INSTANT SHARE ABILITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

Social media is the perfect vehicle to directly communicate Guam’s winning qualities to the market. From its untouched natural wonders to man-made locations like Two Lover’s Point, Guam is the perfect backdrop to anyone’s Instagram feed.

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These two pillars, combined with great food and Guam’s unique Chamorro hospitality, were front and center during the 3-day Guam extravaganza.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

To commence day 1 of the festivities, a media launch was held to showcase the very best offerings from Guam. Media attendees were treated to authentic Chamorro dishes, such as red rice, Chicken Kelaguen and Tinala Katne, while Jesse & Ruby with the Guam Hafa Adai Show performers took the stage to entertain the crowd with an electrifying presentation of Chamorro song and dance. The event was then opened to the public at 6:00PM.

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The succeeding days allowed GVB, its co-exhibitor GEDA, and event partners to further promote their products and services to the public. From discounted airline tickets (courtesy of Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and United Airline), to special hotel rates and tour packages, travel opportunities were plenty thanks to sponsors like Pacific Star, PacTours, Vacation Guam, Discover Guam, Phil-Guam USA and Two Lovers Point.

In addition to the activities highlighting the simplicity and vivacity of Guam’s everyday living, audiences were able to participate in different coconut-related games, such as the Coconut Olympics, Tap the Coconut, and Coconut Grinding Contest. More so, Ms Marte Hara-Parr of Discover Guam brought the house down with a spontaneous Chamorro dance class that got everyone grooving, including the event’s security team, much to everyone’s delight.

More about #InstaGUAM here.

The exhibition culminated with an SM raffle giveaway courtesy of Pacific Star Resort and Spa, Kloppenburg Enterprise, Wyndham Garden Guam, and PhilGuam USA Travel and Tours. Raffle winners will be announced in GVB’s social media accounts, so make sure to follow @VisitGuamPH on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Finally, the over-all success of the event was able to establish two things; first, Filipinos are economically capable to travel abroad should they wish to do so, and second, Guam is on its way to becoming the next IT travel destination for Filipinos.

To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s PH Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/visitguamph, or you may follow the @visitguamph page on Instagram.

Brother expands expert printing and tech solutions to Iloilo City

Global printing and technology solutions leader Brother Philippines recently opened its newest satellite office in Barangay Mabolo, Iloilo City. As the sixth and latest addition to Brother’s growing line of extension offices nationwide, the Iloilo branch will cater to customers residing in Panay Island and nearby provinces. Launching this new establishment in the photo are Brother Philippines President Mr. Glenn Hocson and Brother Philippines Senior Manager for Customer Service Mr. Joel Demanarig. The Brother Iloilo Extension Office is located at Cischo Building, Barangay Mabolo, Delgado Street, Iloilo City. Customers and partners may reach the Iloilo Extension Office at (033) 508 5749 between 8:30AM to 5:30PM on Mondays to Fridays, except for holidays.

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About Brother Philippines

Brother Philippines is a sales subsidiary of the Brother Group. Established in Japan in 1908, the Brother Group delivers products and services to customers all over the world, with manufacturing and sales facilities in 44 countries and regions. Brother Philippines offers products and services with Brother expertise in a wide range of fields such as printing and solutions, home and embroidery sewing machines, labelers, and scanners. Since its establishment in the Philippines in the year 2000, Brother has been placing its customers first everywhere, every time, and has been providing them with superior value with high quality products and services. Brother also prides itself with its sustainable business practices, taking responsibility, acting respectfully, and making a positive difference through Brother Earth. To learn more about the brand and its products, visit the Brother Philippines website at www.brother.com.ph, like its Facebook page (Facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside), and follow it on Twitter (@BROTHERPhils) and Instagram (@BrotherPhils).