Monday, August 15, 2016

Get the ultimate instax savings with the instax Harajuku Combo



 
Since the launch of the first instax camera in the late 1990s, FUJIFILM has continued to innovate instant cameras and make them accessible in today’s digital age. Through instax, people all over the world can still experience the joy of having physical mementos of their precious memories. In celebration of reaching sales of 20 million units of instax cameras worldwide, Fujifilm Philippines has released a special package called the instax Harajuku Combo.
 
The Harajuku Combo includes one (1) instax mini 8 camera, one (1) pack of instax mini film glossy (10 sheets), one (1) instax film box, one (1) instax album, one (1) instax photo frame, and two (2) instax gift cards in yellow, blue, or red with the colors packaged at random.
 
Valued at Php5,279, save Php 1,280 when you avail the Harajuku Combo at Php 3,999.The package will be offered as a complete set and must be ordered together with the instax mini 8 camera. Customers are free to choose which colors of the instax mini 8 they intend to purchase. 
 
Cute and compact, the instax mini 8 camera is ideal for daily use. Its popularity has grown so huge that it revived the interest of today’s millennials with cameras that allow users to print their pictures instantly.     
 
The instax Harajuku Combo is available in Fujifilm-accredited stores and distributors nationwide this August

Sunday, July 03, 2016

High-five to Torayvino Water Purifier


 





 

If you believe that the water delivered to your house, either by the usual utility firm or refilling station, is potable and safe for you and your family, think again. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that may compromise the quality of drinking water, whether coming from the kitchen faucet or filtered and bottled.

 

Considering the unreliability of piping systems in the country, the water distributed by major concessionaires and local water districts may not be fit for drinking as it can be adulterated by old, dilapidated or illicit pipe connections. Water from refilling stations dotting almost everywhere, on the other hand, comes mostly in non-BPA containers, which are also not guaranteed to be properly cleaned 100% of the time, and may be exposed to pollutants during preparation, storage or delivery.

 

Good thing there is the Torayvino Water Purifier––a new filtration solution now available in the local market. Torayvino promises effective remedy to the many hassles linked to having your water sourced from the tap or delivered right at your doorsteps. 

 

Here are the five best reasons why this should be your top choice:

 

1. The four-stage purification system. Producing a 99.99 percent bacteria-free water is, without any doubt, possible with Torayvino. This is because of its four stages of filtration. At first, when the water undergoes the prescreen process, impurities larger than 465 microns, such as rust, sands, sediment and particles are initially taken away. Those larger than 114 microns are then removed in the second screen. Elimination of residual chlorine, harmful chemicals and bad smell comes next as the water passes through the granular activated carbon. It is the optimal hollow fiber membrane structure that lastly removes contaminants larger than 0.1 micron, including the bacteria and other microorganisms, rust, turbidity, and microscopic impurities. This technology, which is also used in dialysis machines and artificial kidneys, provides low elution and high flow rate of water. Interestingly, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals are retained even during filtration. So demineralization of water is never a problem with this kind of technology.
    


 

2. Powerful yet compact. Being a faucet-mounted water purifier, Torayvino is so handy and small that it fits at the palm of your hands. It is easy-to-install, without the need for plumbing. Each unit has a set of attachments designed to match any size of kitchen faucets available in the market. It is indeed space-saving, compact and portable, perfect for condo residents, particularly those who dwell in smaller units.

 

3. Pocket- and Earth-friendly. This technology is more reasonable than what you can get from water delivery. While each of Torayvino's four models is priced from P1,980 to P4,980, it actually offers savings in the long run since it only costs the buyers P0.92 per liter, versus P1.85 a liter for water bought from refilling stations. Unlike other water purifiers, it's more eco-friendly due to its unfiltered spray that allows consumers to save water up to 30 percent. What's more, it operates without electricity, thus helping minimize the household carbon footprint. 



 

4. Trusted technology. Made in Japan, users cannot go wrong with Torayvino in ensuring the health of their family. This holds true to the most technologically advanced country's global reputation for quality and attention to details. Such confidence is further sealed by the brand's conformity with the Japan Industrial Standards. Not to mention, of course, is the certification and approval it gained from the Philippine Department of Health. These are what set it apart from majority of water refilling stations on record that is not consistently compliant with the government-imposed registration and operation requirements. 



 

5. Leading brand. Manufactured by a diversified company called Toray Industries, Inc., this purifying solution has a strong presence in Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Central America and South America. It's a dominant brand in Japan, with 66 percent share of the market for the faucet-mounted type. In the Philippines, this product is exclusively distributed by homegrown company Moduvi, Inc. Currently, it is available in modern hardwares like True Value and All Home, as well as condo-partners.


 

Hooray for Toray! This multinational corporation packed the most technologically advanced and efficient featuresin the compact Torayvino Water Purifier, making it a trulyrelevant product of its kind in today's time. 

 



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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village


 

Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences Summer Promo Packages

Picar Development launches its Summer Promo Packages for those who want to own their dream home located in its two prime developments, Ara Vista Village in General Trias, Cavite, and AMA Tower Residences.


Own your dream home now in Ara Vista Village and get appliances like one (1) home theater showcase that includes a 32” TV and DVD player, one (1) 8 cu. ft. refrigerator, and one (1) horse-power air-conditioning unit for free. The promo is open to all buyers of Ara Vista Village Ready for Occupancy (RFO) units and runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016. 

All you have to do is move in to receive the free appliances and enjoy the other rewards of owning a house in Ara Vista Village. Aside from pioneering the concept of a Telepolis or a Wi-Fi enabled township, Ara Vista Village provides other first-class amenities like a fully-equipped clubhouse, theme park, and its very own AMA Medical school that's soon to rise within the village. 


To qualify for this promo, the buyer should complete the requirements: fully signed reservation agreement, paid reservation agreement, and 1st downpayment, all basic documentary requirements, and move-in requirements. 

This promo is non-transferable and non-convertible to cash and is valid in conjunction with existing discounts such as spot payments, outright payments and the like. 

On the other hand, the Rainy Season Promo for AMA Tower Residences enables buyers to enjoy big savings of up to Php 100,000 on their downpayment. Enjoy the huge savings and relish the idea of owning a unit at AMA Tower Residences, a 34-storey small office-home office condominium development along EDSA Ortigas. This promo runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016.

You can save Php 20,000 on a studio unit, Php 40,000 on a 1BR unit, Php 60,000 on a 2BR unit, Php 80,000 on a Loft unit, and Php 100,000 on a Bi-level unit. 

The discount shall be deducted from the buyer’s list price (LP) and shall be applied to the down payment (DP) making the buyer’s initial cash outlays lower and affordable.

The discount applies to the buyer’s account upon completion of the following requirements: a fully signed reservation agreement, paid reservation fee and 1st downpayment, and all basic documentary requirements. This promo is valid in conjunction with existing discounts such as spot payments, outright payments and the like.

To learn more about Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences, visit www.aravista.com and www.amatower.com or call +632.833.3443 / +632.552.2825.

 

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dad is Always King At SM

A weekend of fun awaits Dads everywhere as SM Supermalls celebrates Father’s Day, with great gifts, hearty dinners and exciting entertainment treats all set to make the occasion more special and memorable.


From June 17 to 19, Foodie Dads and their families can go on an exciting culinary tour with SM Supermall’s wide variety of restaurants and food stops offering family packages and special treats to ensure Pops is filled with good food on his special day.

Whether he’s a craft beer enthusiast or a casual lager fan, there’s something to suit Beer-Happy Daddy perfectly at World Brews, where premium beers and liquors around the world are available. Then raise a glass to Dad with discounted brewskies in selected SM Foodcourt and get other cool freebies when you treat your Dad in select restaurants at SM malls. McDonald’s will also be having a free #paChickenMcdoforDad for every happy meal purchase on June 19, 3-5pm in all their branches exclusive at SM malls.


For the Car Crazy Daddy, race to the Keys to the City Motor Show for an amazing display of the coolest rides. From hot rods and vintage vehicles to exotic automobiles and concept cars, it’ll be a fast and furious Father’s Day.

For the techie Dads, get a chance to win cool prizes by posting your funniest #DadJokes and #DadQuotes, and your best lookalike #MiniDad Pops on the PlayStation or Xbox. Nothing says “I love you” like a friendly battle of the generations.

For every kind of Dad, there's a perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy and remember for a long time afterwards. Because this June, it’s all about Dad this Father’s Day at SM Supermalls!

For more details, visit www.smsupermalls.com and follow its social mediaACCOUNTS at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Pinoy and Proud with Jollibee


This coming June 12, the country’s number one fast food chain is set to release its latest anthem that is sure to make Filipinos #PinoyAndProud. Titled “Sarap at Saya”, this inspirational song is written for the country’s 118th Independence Day, to remind everyone how joyful it is to be Filipino and to highlight the many qualities that make every Pinoy proud of our beautiful country and unique culture.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

DepEd receives over Php 8.4M worth of donations during Brigada Eskwela Kick-off




With the Brigada Eskwela 2016 kick-off and the preparation for the opening on June 13, various partners from the private sector donated boats, bicycles, solar-powered lamps, and school supplies that amounted to at least Php 8.4 million.

San Miguel Foundation, Inc. donated 1,000 bicycles worth Php 3,000,000 for several schools nationwide. 81 bicycles were distributed to students of Sta. Cruz Pingkian National High School, while 150 bicycles were given out to students of Kakiduguen National High School in Nueva Vizcaya.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An Official Galactic Mission

Blogger Moms and their families trooped to the most exciting party this year, Galactic Mission 7, featuring only the best-loved products for mommies and kids. Thank you so much for the love and the gifts for making this event so worthwhile.

Commanding happiness with COMMAND BRAND. Joining in the intergalactic fun and excitement is Command Brand Philippines, Damage – Free Hanging Solutinos from 3M who has also launched their official instagram account @commandbrandph and official brand hashtag, #iCOMMANDit .



Command was extremely generous, giving out freebies for all of the guests, as well as special gift packs for bloggers as well as during the games and raffle draw. They also had an exceptional exploratory photo wall featuring a few of the excellent products of Command, which is also a brand under 3M, devoted to serving customers and communities with an extensive range of innovative solutions.


So to them I say Thank you to the ever generous 3M Command ! Explore damage-free hanging solutions; adhesive hooks, picture hangers and organizers with firm holding power. We can now use 3M Command Strips in the bathroom to hang toothbrush holders and shower caddies!


Special thanks also to Scotch Brand, for letting the kids become all crafty and creative as they
made their very own light sabers, using Scotch scissors and Scotch Brand duct tapes. My daughter had a great time playing with her light sabers.


A grand time with Giant Carrier. The truly magical experience was captured by Giant Carrier, who did not only showcase their exceptional products but also raffled and gave out a tone of their amazing products! The kids definitely loved seeing Baby Skipper, the official mascot of Giant Carrier, who gave out so much joy, happiness (and balloons) to all of the excited and gleeful kids in attendance!

Moms and kids played the Intergalactic Giant Carrier game, where the kids and babies also got to try out the comfort and ease of riding a Giant Carrier stroller.

GIANT CARRIER shares with you every step your child takes, with the care only a mother can assure. Giant Carrier offers an array of infant and childcare items to meet the needs of babies in different stages, making the baby comfortable and keeping the mother at ease.


 Giant Carrier Playpen: it’s a functional crib that you need. It’s very easy to assemble, disassemble, and store in your house. This helps in mental development and This colorful crib is designed not only to give your baby a place to sleep that is equally adorable as your little one, but also for their color recognition and stimulation. This also makes your baby used to not being carried every time he is awake. Proper sleep is vital to the growth and development of your little love. A gentle rocking feature helps you put your loved one to sleep.

LIKE and Follow Giant Carrier on Facebook by simply typing in GIANT CARRIER,

HOME SUITE HOME. Yes, our home can definitely be sweet with the help of Home Suite, My Choice, the sister brand of Giant Carrier, also under CLC Marketing Ventures. Home Suite is the pioneer in metal based furniture and this brand also offers a ton of delightful products for home and family! and also type in HOME SUITE to LIKE and Follow their official Facebook Page. You can also learn more about Giant Carrier, Home Suite and their other brands by logging in at www.clcmv.com.ph


Moms love TINY BUDS Natural Baby Products. Tiny Buds also delighted and educated parents and
kids alike, through a segment about how important it is to use natural products for our precious children.


Led by its brand manager, Ms. Lorina Tan, Tiny Buds did not only empower parents to make the right choice when selecting products for their babies’ delicate skin, but she also gave out awesome prizes for every guest in attendance! Some of the featured TINY BUDS Products were Tiny Buds Baby Bottle & Utensil Wash, which is the brand’s bestseller! This natural cleaner easily washes away left over milk and food from baby’s bottles, utensils and breastfeeding accessories.


Baby will surely smell good on this while keeping her skin healthy.  Kids and moms can share the award-winning Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder, made from 100% real rice grains! This biodegradable and hypoallergenic product is completely free from harmful talc and other chemicals.


Much to the delight of everyone, TINY BUDS also gave out the favorite of most moms: TINY BUDS
NATURAL LAUNDRY POWDER & LIQUID WASH FOR BABIES, and TINY BUDS NATURAL FABRIC SOFTENER FOR BABIES. These are both lovingly made with natural plant-based ingredients with a special formula and delightful scent that is perfect for our precious babies!

Please make sure to visit www.tinybuds.com for more details.

SWEET CREATIONS BY MUMS takes everyone to cupcake heaven! All bloggers and guests were also treated to the yummy, moist and delightfully designed cupcakes, made only by the creative and loving hands of Chef Jo-Ann Tuazon, the lovely founder and baker of SWEET CREATIONS BY MUMS.

Everyone went crazy and simply couldn’t get enough of SWEET CREATIONS BY MUMS perfectly designed Star Wars toppers on yummy chocolate moist cupcakes!

Trust only SWEET CREATIONS BY MUMS to give you the most memorable parties with perfectly designed cakes, cupcakes, dessert buffets and more! Please Like and Follow them on Facebook; just type in SWEET CREATIONS BY MUMS.

The following partners also made galactic mission 7

GOLDILOCKS made sure that all the kids in attendance came home happy with their bitbit cake slices from Goldilocks. The event also showcased the latest commercial of Goldilocks, featuring the beautiful teen star, Liza Soberano, one of Goldilocks’ prized endorsers, a fitting face for the brand that Filipinos have always loved and have always made a special part of the most important life celebrations.

Without a doubt, GOLDILOCKS is the number 1 and the most-well loved bakeshop!
Follow Goldilocks on Facebook and @goldilocksph on Instagram.

Philips AVENT gave a ton of treats not just for the kids but also for a few lucky mommy bloggers during the exciting games and raffle draw! Many of the moms present are Philips AVENT moms, who believe in giving the best start for their beloved babies and kids. Follow Philips AVENT Philippines on Facebook and @philipsaventph on Instagram. To learn more about their wonderful promos and upcoming talks and activities for moms, log on to www.philips.com.ph


EPSON PHILIPPINES CORPORATION was the proud tech partner of the event, and who also gave out free loot bags for all the guests. This Star Wars themed event was also proudly POWERED BY EPSON, EXCEED YOUR VISION. Learn more about EPSON Philippines and their astounding, world-class products today (such as the projector used during the talks and activities) by visiting
www.epson.com.ph Every kid got to take home awesome loot bags from EPSON too!

PIT GAMES MEDIA. It may be the month wherein we celebrate Mothers, but as a treat to the dads, we also had Pit Games Media who distributed their leading magazine brands and served as our video and photography partner. We would like to thank the Publisher of PIT GAMES, Mr. Manny Berbano and his wonderful daughter, one of the leaders of Pit Games Media and Brand Manager of Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialist, Ms. Em Berbano along with her amazing team.

Visit www.pitgamesmedia.net today!

SUMMIT MEDIA also showered the event with support by giving free copies of Good Housekeeping Magazine, Yummy Magazine and Smart Parenting Magazines for all the parents, as well as K-ZONE Magazines to all the kids in attendance!

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI), the foremost bank in the country also talked about the BPI PAMANA SAVINGS ACCOUNT, an exceptional product from BPI, which serves as both a savings account and insurance product! Beyond the savings devoted for your family, you get FREE Life Insurance worth 3x your account balance, up to 2 million pesos. Talagang the BEST pabaon for your loved ones!

Please visit www.bpiexpressonline.com today!

Universal Robina Corporation (URC) also joined in the fun by making sure that our fun kiddy piƱatas as well as every kid got to take home yummy bars of Cloud 9!

Special thanks to sales head Mr. Ron Borbon of URC Sales for the delightful treats!

GALACTIC MISSION 7 Featured talks from Mompreneur and Blogger, Chai Castro Galapon who introduced 4D Flashcards, as she is the authorized seller in the Philippines. It also featured a fun Star Wars treats making activity with celebrity Chef and Philips AVENT brand ambassador, the talented Chef Dang Adrias who is also a professor at MOST Institute. It also featured the talented and inspiring artist and book writer, Mr. GUTCH GUTIERREZ, the visionary behind STORYTELLERMNL.

Gutch Gutierrez, along with Zig Marasigan created the award- winning book entitled, ‘The Day of Darkness,” which the kids truly enjoyed through his live storytelling activity. Follow
StorytellerMNL on Youtube today!

This exciting and memorable learning event and family party was co-organized by Ms. Marylaine Viernes, events host and blogger at www.marythehost.com along with a team of loving
mommy bloggers including mommy bloggers/ mompreneurs and party specialists, Ms. Gemma Alcid and Ms. Melanie Castro, with their Facebook Page at MCJ Balloon & Party Needs.


CORDLIFE Philippines: One Chance, One Choice

CORDLIFE Philippines: One Chance, One Choice. During  the GALACTIC MISSION 7 party!  I was able to listen to The Cordlife team, led by brand manager, Ms. Jonelyn De Belen along with medical and brand experts were able elucidate the participants on the benefits of banking Cord blood.

There is only one opportunity to collect and store the stem cells found in the cord blood and this is only during birth.  CordLife Medical Philippines Inc. and it offers hope to those with history of cancers and other illnesses in the family.  Cord Life is a private cord blood banking facility provides a full suite of cord blood and tissue banking services including the collection, processing, testing, and cryo-preservation of cord blood stem cells and tissue. When I speak of stem cells, I am not referring to  controversial stem cell therapy from sheep or embryos. Cord blood is a rich source of Hematopoietic Stem cells (HSCs) which are responsible for replenishing blood and regenerating the immune system.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Good Housekeeping gathered Modern Urban Moms

Good Housekeeping gathered Modern Urban Momsat the first-ever MUMS of Manila

Good Housekeeping Philippines, the leading family and home magazine in the country, in
partnership  with SmartParenting.com.ph and Yummy magazine, recently held the newest gathering of Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) on May 28, Saturday, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall,



Friday, May 27, 2016

TPB and Color Manila Run celebrate fun with Blacklight Run




An enthusiastic crowd of 700 gathered to participate in the first ever black light edition of Color Manila Run held at the SM Lanang grounds in Davao City. Co-organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Department of Tourism (DOT), Color Manila Run is part of the Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016 campaign as one of several activities lined up throughout the year to entice travellers to come to the country and participate in their favorite sports while enjoying the breath-taking natural wonders found throughout the archipelago.

The event started with a rousing Zumba to warm up the runners. To help them navigate through the race routes, LED headlamps were distributed to the participants along with Color Manila Run’s signature color powder packs. Davao favorites Tribu K’ Mindanawan and DJ Torch Gacuma pumped up the crowd by providing riveting entertainment, which culminated in a lively dance party with the runners glowing with different splashes of color. 

“Color Manila Run offers tourists a chance to experience how a unique athletic activity can be more fun and memorable with the help of Filipino creativity”, shared TPB’s Chief Operating Officer, Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III. “The Tourism Promotions Board is happy and proud to support these kinds of events as they highlight both our people’s innate love to share happiness and our goal of creating the Philippines as a top choice for sporting and wellness events,” he added.

Southern Mindanao Regional Director of the DOT Roberto P. Alabado III welcomed the runners by saying, “Color Manila Run is important for us in Davao because we need to be reminded of the region’s rich biodiversity. DOT and TPB invite you to plan trips to experience the wealth of natural wonders our country has to offer.”

For the rest of 2016, health buffs can look forward to more local and international adrenaline-filled activities happening in the Philippines such as Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, MAYON 360 Albay Ultramarathon 2016, and Sky-athon 2016 Boracay Beach Run among several others. 

To know more on upcoming sports-related events, visit www.tpb.gov.ph and www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Filipino child receives free heart surgery in India

 

Dr. Moopen’s Foundation Proves that Care Goes Beyond Boundaries
Filipino child receives free heart surgery in India


Dr. Moopen’s Foundation (DM Foundation), the organization set up by Aster DM Healthcare Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen, has once again proven that saving lives has no boundaries. In a unique multi-country charity initiative, a rare cardiac corrective surgery was successfully performed on Joneil Dasain, a 5-year-old boy from the Philippines at the Aster Medcity, Kochi. Conducted under the aegis of DM Foundation’s ‘Save the Little Hearts’ initiative, the surgery was carried out by a team of Indian specialists led by Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Center of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity, Kochi. 

Indeed, the world becomes small when we reach out to care. The ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program has been helping indigent Filipino children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) by providing free surgical treatment within the Aster DM Healthcare network. For the first time, a child coming straight from the Philippines is able to be flown to India for this much needed heart surgery at the world-class Aster Medcity.  

“Joneil presented with bluish coloration of fingertips and lips and problems in breathing, all resulting from the congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. This should ideally have been corrected in the first year after birth.  The procedure was not free from risk due to his age. But we decided to take up the challenge. The child was evaluated by our expert team of specialists and a five hour long surgery was successfully undertaken,” commented Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, CoE Cardiac Sciences. 

In Tetralogy of Fallot, abnormalities in the structure of the heart result in blood with insufficient oxygen circulating through the body causing the various symptoms like cyanosis (bluish discoloration) of nails, lips and skin, tiredness and breathlessness. If left untreated, the defect has a 50% mortality rate in the first three years of life in addition to causing delay in growth and development.

Since the program was started, the DM Foundation has helped 26 Filipino children from disadvantaged families, who cannot afford to have their children treated for congenital heart disease to undergo corrective cardiac surgery. In addition, about 750 children have benefited from the ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program across various geographies. These children, primarily from India, but also from Afghanistan and Africa have received free or subsidized treatment from Aster DM Healthcare facilities channelized through the DM Foundation and its associates including MIMS Charitable Trust and other support associations.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and Founder of DM Foundation, is a physician turned entrepreneur and philanthropist. During his early career, he had witnessed many families struggling to afford specialised treatment for many complex and critical health conditions. He founded the DM Foundation to help such patients and it is under this foundation that the not-for-profit initiatives of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr Azad Moopen’s family are being carried out. 

Commenting on this unique initiative, Dr. Azad Moopen, said, “There are many children who are not able to reach their full potential because of congenital heart disease. Coming from poor backgrounds, the parents also cannot afford to have their children treated. The philosophy of our foundation is to provide quality healthcare to the deserving and make a difference in their lives. We are happy that DM Foundation has enabled Joneil to get the treatment to put him back on the path to a bright future. We look forward to helping more such children in the future through our efforts.”

Aster DM Healthcare-Philippines Country Head Joyce Alumno emphasized, “Five children are diagnosed with CHD for every 1,000 live births. Reports show that every nine minutes, a child below 15 years old dies of heart disease. We are grateful that through the selfless heart of Dr. Moopen and the expertise of our doctors in India, children like Joneil are given a chance to enjoy a quality of life like any normal child.” 

“We want to do more. In fact, we have a line of possible beneficiaries needing urgent attention. However, we are unable to do so because of the long queue in the hospitals. With the success of Joneil’s case, we can now say, we can make this happen,” Alumno said. 

Lance Masters, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Manila supported the DM Foundation and has accompanied the patient and his mother to India. He has documented Jolien’s journey to health on his Facebook page. He said, “Jolien’s free cardiac surgery has been possible thanks to a truly remarkable philanthropist, Dr Azad Moopen, who has designated 20% of his wealth to his charitable foundation dedicated to assisting poor people with catastrophic medical issues. In the Philippines, Dr. Moopen has committed to helping 50 indigent children with congenital heart defects through the DM Foundation’s ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program. I am honoured to work with the Foundation in this noble mission." 

Dr. Harish Pillai, Cluster Head for Kerala & CEO Aster Medcity said, “The successful procedure is yet another testament of the exemplary skills of Aster Medcity’s talented team of doctors at our advanced world class quaternary healthcare facility. We are happy that the child is now recovering well and can look forward to lead a normal life.”

Established in 1987, Aster DM Healthcare currently owns and operates a network of more than 290 institutions across the Middle East and India, covering an array of healthcare verticals including clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and a modern medical city. These network units are consolidated under the brand names ASTER, MEDCARE, ACCESS, ASTER Medcity and ASTER MIMS. The health facilities include 14 hospitals that offer primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care in order to meet the requirements of people from a cross section of the society.   In 2015, Aster opened its first ambulatory care center in the Philippines.

DM Foundation is the broad umbrella under which the CSR and social activities of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr. Moopen’s Family Foundation are being carried out. DM Foundation works in tandem with associate organizations such as MIMS Charitable Trust. The activities of Dr. Moopen’s Foundation are focussed in India, Middle East, Africa, Philippines, Afghanistan etc. Various programmes of the Foundations are categorized under Free Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Programme (Save The Little Heart), Early Diseases Detection & Cancer Screening Centres (EDDCs), Community Dialysis Centres (CDCs), Radiation Oncology Centres, Doctor on Calls “Mobile Clinics”, Health & Safety Awareness Programme, Free or Subsidized Treatments, MILES Village Adoption – Socio Economic Intervention etc.