Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tonight We Sleep™ App.

 When it comes to raising a baby, a mother’s priority has always been about ensuring their health and development. For working moms especially, the ultimate challenge is getting the right amount of sleep for both her and her baby. 

What with busy schedules and always being on-the-go, pioneer in the science of baby development, JOHNSON’S®, has developed a new mobile application perfect for all working parents. Featuring a set of proprietary and customized tools, the app is designed to be the ultimate sleep expert-partner for parents. 

Tonight We Sleep™ App. Key Features: 

Sleep Log: Parents are able to log-in a baby’s sleep schedules–- this includes the times and number of hours that baby sleeps and wakes—for close monitoring of a baby’s sleep patterns. This feature even produces a sleep analysis score that comes with recommendations from JOHNSON’S® sleep experts!

Sleep Analysis: This feature provides parents with an analysis on a baby’s sleeping habits and provides answers to some of the most pressing questions parents may have. The results will come in according to the following sub-categories: General, Falling Asleep, Sleep Routine, Sleep Duration, Night Wakings, and Family and will likewise generate customized recommendations. 

Ambient Sounds:  Research has shown that ambient sounds can help induce sleep (for adults, just as well, as babies). With this feature, parents can play DJ and mix up to four ambient sounds at one time; just the way your baby likes for bedtime. 

Lullaby Playlist:  JOHNSON’S® Bedtime™ also boasts of a wide variety of lullabies that parents can pick from!  You can even set a playlist of up to four songs with no interruptions or advertisements. And the best part? The new lullabies have "all the science of sound embedded” so there will be no more second-guessing. 

Ask an Expert:  Parents also have direct access to JOHNSON’S® sleep experts who can answer all other sleep-related questions (not already addressed by the Sleep Analysis feature). 

“Sleep is very critical to a baby’s growth and development. That is why we created the first clinically proven routine together with an app backed by science, to lead to better nights for both moms and their babies,” shares Bessie Campillo, JOHNSON’S® Franchise Marketing Manager.

Sleep Medicine and Surgery Specialist Dr. Agnes Tirona-Remulla also shares, “One of the best ways you can get your baby to sleep is through a bedtime routine. When you commit to a bedtime routine, like the three simple steps of a bath, massage, and quiet time, you will see progress in your baby’s sleeping patterns and overall demeanor.” 

She also emphasized that with better sleep, babies can enjoy a stronger immune system, improved social skills, and increased abilities in learning and memory. 

Alongside the release of the Baby Sleep App, JOHNSON’S® also launched the first scientifically-proven bedtime routine, guaranteed to help you and your baby to sleep for an additional one hour in just seven days. More details about the routine can be found in the new app’s features.

The JOHNSON’S® Bedtime™ Baby Sleep App is now available to download on the Apple Store and Google Play Store for FREE.  You can also download it via the QR code here for easier access:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Your Partner to Keeping Your Family Healthy

 

 

 

For millions of Filipinos working around the world, the decision to work far from their loved ones is fueled by their desire to provide a better future for their families. In fact, numbers from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimate that there are 2.5M Filipinos working outside the country in 2015. 

Anywhere in the world, there is a Filipino toiling in unbearable heat of the desert or the unforgiving cold of the snow, getting their strength from thoughts of going home to a secure future:  kids with good college education, a house that is both beautiful and comfortable, and the possibility of a secure retirement when the time to forego the contract renewal comes. 

While a comfortable future is something that all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have always dreamed of, its also understandable that on top of their mind is the health of their family. Because even if its possible to send money to cover expenses due to sudden illnesses and hospitalizations, the emergency nature of illnesses is bound to drain the familys finances.  Sooner or later, it could be the money intended for this months grocery or utility bills, your kids’ tuition fees or for the retirement fund. 

This is the premise behind PhilCares Health Vantage, a prepaid health card that provides coverage for emergency care and hospitalization for viral and bacteria illnesses, treatment of injuries resulting from accidents except for cerebrovascular accidents (stroke), accepted in over 500 PhilCare-accredited hospitals nationwide. 

The best thing about the Health Vantage card is that you can choose your card of preference according to your budget. As a family bread winner, the flexibility in pricing allows OFWs the convenience to budget according to your finances and schedule your purchase based on the type of access that you need. 

The Health Vantage packs a punch when it comes to its features:  it covers emergency room care and hospitalization inclusive of doctors fees, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, room and board, and medicines (except vaccines and vitamins) as medically necessary during confinement except for cases declared as non-coverable. The card can be used multiple times within one-year period up to plan benefit limit, and comes with a Php 50,000 accidental death and dismemberment coverage and Php 10,000 life insurance coverage. 

Availing of your very own Health Vantage cards is easy and hassle-free. Log on to www.philcare.com.phand click SHOP NOW. You can pay for your purchases using your credit card or through any of PhilCares third party partners.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Pumping music and fashion




Everyone was pumped up with excitement as Dutch-Filipina Sheryl Lynn Callister, celebrated DJ in the Netherlands, presented a fabulous night of endless music on the launch of her career as Asia’s top celebrity DJ in Manila. 

The former beauty queen performed track after track of amazing house music to her friendsmembers of the press and guests who attended the eventAmong those who partied were MPG National Director, Carla Cabrera Quimpo, Ms. Earth Philippines-Air 2003 Natalie Tarin, and comedian Jerome McCuin.

It was so much fun performing for the wonderful people in a place which I call my second home,” quipped DJ Sheryl Lynn. “I look forward to performing more in Manilawith its vibrant and exciting nightlife.

DJ Sheryl Lynn’s exciting music got even more entertaining with the presence of MCOrion who enthusiastically drew in the crowdA glamorous fashion show was also presented featuring Cherry Samuya Veric’s elegant collection. And finally, the night ended with wonderful streams of music from DJ Sheryl Lynn’s online radio show, Heartbeat Radio, which earned the top spot in various music charts on Mixcloudincluding the renowned Dutch House Chart.

Other than being a DJ, Sheryl Lynn is also known as a former beauty queen winning the Ms. Netherlands-World title in 2006 and international Mrs. Globe in 2013. She is also a model, host, and philanthropist, being the founder of Sheryl Lynn Foundation which continuously helps hundreds of children get proper education and brought relief aid to thousands of families after super-typhoon Yolanda. 

She brought all of these wonderful attributes with her to Manila, so be sure to check her out. Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sheryllynnbaas, and https://www.facebook.com/djsheryllynn or on Instagram @_sheryl_lynn_. You can also listen to her latest sound in house music at https://www.mixcloud.com/sheryllynn/ or simply visit her websites https://www.djsheryllynn.com and https://www.sheryllynnfoundation.org

Friday, December 02, 2016

WELCOMING THE WELLNESS MOMS MOVEMENT


Procter & Gamble and Robinsons Supermarket Join Forces with Mothers to Further Strengthen Their Advocacy of Wellness

 What happens when mothers come together to celebrate their personal advocacy of wellness? A Wellness Moms Movement emerges- a movement of change by mothers rallying as one for a better and healthier lifestyle.

PUGAD Boys of Don Bosco Parish rise to the Challenge

St. John Bosco Parish students rise to the challenge with Caltex Havoline® and ONE Championship


 The youth of the St. John Bosco Parish got a once in a lifetime chance to train with ONE Championship athletes through a community initiative spearheaded by Caltex Havoline.



Caltex Havoline brand ambassador Mark Striegl along with ONE Championship title holders Brandon Vera and Eduard Folayang trained with the children of the parish with the aim to empower them through physical fitness activities and inspire them to face life’s toughest challenges with endurance and genuine strength.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Enteng Kabisote 10 and The Abangers

The comedy-adventure movie follows the reluctant hero in his latest fantastical escapade. Through hard work and determination, Enteng Kabisote has used his talent to “butingting everything” to become an ironworks and robotics magnate. Since his last adventure in Engkantasya, he has settled down to becoming a successful businessman, community leader, and a doting grandfather to his cute and bubbly grandchild Benokis, as his son Benok (Oyo Boy Sotto) tackles fatherhood and his duty as a law enforcer. Little does he know that trouble is brewing and he will be called on once again to save the world.


Friday, November 11, 2016

LEGION RUN SET TO CONQUER THE PHILIPPINES IN 2017


A totally new outdoor experience is set to conquer the Philippines and excite people who
love adventure, challenges and the outdoors in 2017. Called the “Legion Run”, this event is
a 5km team-oriented run with 20+ obstacles that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to
people of all levels of physical fitness and ability, due to its non-competitive nature.
The Legion Run, which is to be held for the first time in the Philippines, is an international
event where successful runs were held for the past years in different parts of the world
such as France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria and more.




The Philippine debut of the event, the second to be held in Asia, is set on March 4, 2017 at
the Greenfield City in Laguna, Philippines. There will be elements of mud, fire, ice and
barbed wire all throughout the obstacle course and participants are expected to hurdle
these by jumping, climbing and crawling.

Finishers complete the experience by conquering all these body and mental challenges,
worthy enough for them to be regarded as true-blooded “legionnaires”. Legionnaires can
then celebrate their success with food, drinks and various post-event attractions that can
be found in the Legion Run Festival Area.

Legion Run is more than just a run or an event. It's an experience of a lifetime. Everyone
participates for a different reason but they finish all the same; “changed". This isn't a race
and the only prize to win is Pride. Legion Run is about overcoming personal challenges and
the thrill of proving to yourself you CAN. But most of all, it's about getting out there and
having FUN again.

Visiti the  online site for the Philippine edition of the legion run : http://www.phillipines.legionrun.com/


To learn more about the Legion Run, follow their  social media accounts in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/legionrun or https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePhilippinesInc
and Instagram, email at philippines@legionrun.com.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“Love to See Change”

Essilor launches “Love to See Change” program for World Sight Day

 

 

Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, joins everyone around the globe in observing World Sight Day (WSD) by launching a campaign called Love to See Change, an online program that encourages everyone to commit to having their eyes checked within the year.

 

Essilor’s Love to See Change invites Essilor employees and the general public topledge their commitment to have their eyes checked through the websitewww.lovetoseechange.com/en/ starting October 13 through the end of 2016For the first 100,000 users who will make a pledge, the Essilor Group will donate $1 on their behalf in favour of a local initiative that supports healthy vision for those in need.

 

Every year, Essilor actively participates in WSD initiatives for the promotion of good eyesight through various programs and events held across different countries aroundthe worldIn 2015 alone, the company has initiated an astounding 23,284 vision tests in more than 49 countries worldwideThis is in line with Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving eyesight.

 

World Sight Day is organized by the World Health Organization and is observed annually every second Thursday of October. It is a part of a global action plan aimed at decreasing needless visual impairment, generating data about the magnitude and causes of visual impairment and encouraging nations to adopt eye health policies.

 

Be a part of this important global event. It starts with you taking a pledge: get an eye check-up before the end of the year and participate in the Love to See ChangeCampaign.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day

Your family looks forward to Halloween year on year because of playful trick-or-treats, creative costumes, and fun activities. 

This year, McDonald’s celebrates Halloween bigger as it holds the Grand Halloween Family Fun Day for the second consecutive year in Cebu and for the first time ever in Manila. Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join the Fun Day at J. Center Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu, on October 22, 2016, and at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on October 29, 2016. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

That'so: A breakthrough in beauty


 
A never-before-seen beauty breakthrough has arrived in the Philippines through That'so, an Italian skincare brand renowned for its "fast beauty" concept.
 
That'so Philippines co-founders and Filipina-Canadian sisters Queenie Subido and Flecett Aspilla bring in the breakthrough for Filipinos to experience. Their first-ever offering is That'so Pure White, a patented skin-brightening and anti-aging treatment that addresses hard-to-solve woes including discoloration, hyperpigmentation, fines lines and wrinkles.
 
But what makes the treatment a first in the country? Subido explains that it will be administered by doctors only using the That'so Pure White nano-spray machine filled with the Pure White lotion, which is packed with biomimetic peptides.
 
She adds, "Biomimetic peptides, which mimics the skin and improves its overall appearance, are sprayed all over the body in nano-particles so that it is absorbed deep down the layers of the skin."
 
Moreover, That'so Pure White's biomimetic peptides are derived from natural ingredients—cinnamon to be exact—making it an all-natural spray lotion. Safe and gentle to all skin types, it is European Health Regulations-Certified and FDA-Approved.
 
"We promise results. In just two to three sessions, you can easily see the change. But to achieve maximum results, we recommend to get a total of 24 sessions," shares Aspilla noting that it is best to take home That'so Pure White On the Go Instant Brightening Spray for everyday maintenance.
 
Aspilla and Subido, who grew up and settled in Canada, both attest to the effectivity of That'so. In fact, they were the first to provide That'so's whitening services to North America.
 
Finally, these beautiful businesswomen are introducing That'so Pure White in the Philippines.
 
"Our objective really is to educate the Filipinos that there are better, safer and healthier alternatives out there for skincare procedures," Subido relates.
 
Aspilla echoes, "That is true. Ours is non-invasive and without harmful chemicals because we believe that beauty should be painless."
 
Looking forward, the co-founders share, "In the future, we plan to offer other That'so treatments and products so that through them, Filipinos can embrace any skin color that they want."
 
That'so Pure White is currently available at Floor D Suite, D2 Medical Plaza at Makati Medical Center, Makati City. It will soon be offered by different cosmetology clinics nationwide.

Monday, October 17, 2016

#tHRive3: The PMAP 53rd Annual Conference


 

The Philippines today is at the cusp of new and great opportunities.

With the impending rise to power of new national leaders, the emergence of a more vigilant Filipino people, the advent of the ASEAN integration, and overall improvements in various global and national indicators, the challenge is not anymore survival, or development, but to ride the momentum.

The call of the hour is to bring the country to new and greater heights, towards sustainable prosperity. The greater need is to deliver inclusive growth for all Filipinos. The mandate for PMAP is to strategically position people – Filipino human capital, as the main driver of the movement.  For this is the time to tHRive!

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premiere organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and is coming up with bigger and more relevant initiatives and advocacies.

From October 19-21, PMAP will hold its 53rd Annual Conference with the theme “#tHRive3: Total HR Innovation. Velocity. Endurance. Execution. Excellence” happening at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

This year’s Conference is dubbed as a conference like no other featuring:

• A VERITABLE MARKETPLACE of cutting-edge and fresh ideas, emergent theories, endless solutions, best practices, relevant advocacies, and state-of-the-art HR technology.
•  UNPARALLELED ROSTER of speakers with global, regional, national stature that includes Dave Ulrich, the world’s #1 management educator and a top 5 management coach
•  PROACTIVE BALANCE of session topics and learning fora – a conference that offers a variety of sessions that target various levels of learning needs as well as a variety of issues and concerns delivered through innovative and creative ways.
•  A DYNAMIC LEARNING DESIGN that allows attendees to customize their participation based on individual agenda.
•  SHOWCASE of best practices, award-winning programs, and cutting-edge resources and technologies.
•  EXTRAORDINARY potentials for networking.

The sought-after PMAP AWARDS in human resource and people management excellence will once again celebrate a rich harvest of HR talents and initiatives. This year’s winners will be announced on the second day of the conference. The following highly-coveted awards will be given: 

 The People Program of the Year (PPY).  Awarded to a company for its relevant, unique, innovative and/or cutting-edge program, which is designed to provide meaningful contributions and improve employer-employee relations to meet a specific need of the company.

 The People Manager of the Year (PMY). Recognizes the HR practitioner who has imbibed and modelled the strategic role of human resources in the organizations, through exceptional people initiatives and programs addressing business challenges. The awardee continues to make significant contributions to the development of the HR profession. He or she is actively involved in advocacy and community work, and strives to continuously achieve personal mastery and a balanced life.

 The Employer of the Year (EOY). Recognition to a company that satisfactorily fulfils its people management responsibilities, as demonstrated by its leadership, dynamism, professionalism, strategic thinking and implementation, continuous improvement in HR processes and programs, linkage of HR to business objectives, and employee focus.

On top of the highly-relevant plenary and concurrent sessions, the PMAP Fellowship and PMAP Expo will be bigger and bolder in time for PMAP’s Diamond year celebration with exciting activities and programs that every people manager or HR practitioner in the country should not miss.

For more information, please contact the PMAP Secretariat at tel. no. 726-1532, email pmap@pmap.org.ph, visit www.pmap.org.ph or “Like” www.facebook.com/PMAP1956.