The Askable Parent: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexuality, Love, & Relationships

There’s no place like home for value-centered sexuality education.
1 Children want parents to be their primary and most important sexuality educator. Unfortunately, most parents feel that they lack the confidence and competence to dialogue with their children about sexuality-related concerns.
2 With parents’ delay and embarrassment in discussing sex, intimacy, relationships, and other related issues, children typically seek answers from other sources like their peers and the Internet. This parenting workshop aims to:

  • Explore personal attitudes, beliefs and values about sex and sexuality;
  • Define sexuality education and debunk myths and misconceptions about it;
  • Enhance awareness about the sexual behaviors of Filipino youth and the specific challenges they face in making a healthy transition from adolescents to adults; and
  • Provide tools that will equip the modern-day fathers/mothers become Askable Parents.

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1. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is an age-appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sexuality and relationships by providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non-judgemental information (UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO. 2009. International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education).

2. According to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS, 2013), the proportion of 15-24 year-old youth who ever discussed sex at home while growing up has declined in the last 10 years from 15.4 percent in 1994 to 9.7 percent in 2013.

ABOUT COACH PAMMY

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Pamela a.k.a. ‘Pammy’ Godoy is the author of the book “Sex, Virginity, and Relationships: What I Wish I Knew in College” where she shared about her story, struggles, and lessons learned as a teenage mom. This is such a timely book as twenty four (24) babies are delivered by teenage mothers every hour (according to the 2014 report of the Philippine Statistical Authority).

Given our highly sexualized environment, kids’ easy access to pornographic materials, and the persistent discomfort to discussing sexuality-related issues, Pammy Godoy is on a mission to equip parents to become their children’s primary sexuality educator. She hopes to create a movement of Askable Parents who are able to create teachable moments on love, dating, and relationships. She believes that when young people are empowered with positive values, life skills, and knowledge with regard to their wellbeing and sexuality, they can make conscious, healthy and respectful choices about their sexuality and relationships.

In her capacity as a United Nations Officer since 2008, she worked with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the inclusion of adolescent reproductive health through life skills-based education for in-school and out-of-school youth. She collaborated with the Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization for the development of the National Standards of Adolescent-Friendly Health Services. She worked with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Commission on Population on its programs on “Parenting Adolescents.”

Pammy has been working with the DSWD, Philippine Commission on Women and NGOs to address the issue of violence against women and children in both development context and post-disaster settings.

Prior to joining United Nations (UN), she taught Gender Studies and Women’s Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU) – Manila and St. Scholastica’s College, respectively. She created awareness among call center agents about HIV and AIDS in partnership with MTV Asia and DKT Philippines. Pammy holds a Masters degree, major in Communication and minor in Women’s Studies, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

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EVENT DETAILS:

DATE: July 23, 2016

TIME: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VENUE: TBA
LEARNING RATES:
Early Bird Rate (per person):                         PHP 1,000.00
Early Bird Rate (per couple):                          PHP 1,800.00
Regular Rate:                                                      PHP 1,200.00
Regular Couple Rate:                                        PHP 2,000.00
VIP (front row seating with FREE book):     PHP 1,900.00
*Inclusive of snacks.
To register click HERE
CONTACT:     Veni Anabo
veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com
0927-2816651 / 0925-8956740

Musika sa ISLA

The Sound of Music

Classical music takes center stage in Marinduque’s  3rd Annual

“Musika sa Isla”

BOAC, MARINDUQUE—Symphonies are due to wake the sleepy town of Boac, Marinduque as the city holds its third “Musika sa Isla,” the country’s only classical music festival, on May 18, 19, and 21. Premier musicians from Asia are gracing the three-day event.

“Musika sa Isla” gathers a diverse roster of musical talents, ranging from pianists to seasoned singers. This year, Franz Chen of Indonesia and Tomoyo Kobayashi from Japan are playing the piano. Japan’s Kazuki Yamamoto is the festival’s lone violinist, while Ivan Jenzer is representing the Philippines on the cello. Filipino soprano singer Arlene Escultero and baritone singer Joseleo Logdat are joining as well.

The festival will take place in the capital’s storied attractions. On May 18, the International Concert starts at 6 p.m. at the St. Raphael Parish. On May 19, the Grand Gala starts at 6 p.m. at the Boac covered court. Watch out for the additional concert on May 21 at the Moriones Arena and Park.

But the better news is, good music is finally affordable. Tickets sell for P200 for each event; students even get 50% off for one.

“Musika sa Isla” is set in the quaint but bustling city of Boac in Marinduque province. The heart-shaped island takes pride in its scenic landscape, rustic charm, and other natural wonders. Its near zero-crime crate and impressive agri-based economy are attracting curious wanderers as Marinduque poises itself as a budding tourist destination. Once dubbed as the country’s “forgotten paradise,” it’s time for us to remember the beauty we’ve always had, the beauty we need to recognize. An easy bus trip away, JAC Liner even includes the RORO pass with their advanced reservations now available online.

The third annual classical music festival is supported by AGREA Philippines, a local social enterprise that hopes to revitalize agriculture in the island of Marinduque.

 
Contact:
Mirra Reyes
mirra@biyaheroes.com
0917-535- 1501, (02) 507-8575

MUNI MARKET DAY

Bringing MUNI to NUVALI on May 21

What to expect from the one-and- only MUNI Market for 2016

When they first started the MUNI Market, their goal was to keep growing the community, and continue bringing their message of mindful living to more people around the metro, the country, and the world. And so, this coming May 21, they’re conducting a happy experiment with the first ever MUNI Market in Nuvali!

They are bringing their existing community of conscious, purpose-driven merchants and supporters to a new and vibrant location in the south of the metro, while also discovering and welcoming new folks from the south into their community as well.

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Now on its 5th run, the only MUNI Market in 2016 will be popping up at Solenad 3 in Nuvali with the merry band of mindful merchants selling healthy, local and eco-friendly products from food, home to fashion items, some educational workshops and demos, and some musician friends setting the vibe for a fun and relaxed atmosphere, true to MUNI Market fashion.

What To Expect from MUNI Market 2016

Some of the folks from their tribe of cause-driven entrepreneurs include: Bayani Brew, Down To Earth PH, Food Source PH, Gouache Bags, Gugu, Holy Carabao, Jertie’s Kitchen, Katch PH, Kuwero, Lemontastic, Nipa Foods / Nipa Brew, Picole, Pizza Morena, Risque Designs, Silly Monkey Clothing, The Green House Project, The Superfood Grocer, Theo & Philo, Thirsty Turtle, Tinker Knot, Treehugger World, V&M Naturals, and Yadu.

The MUNI Market program for that day includes:

  • Coloring & storytelling activities for kids c/o Katch PH & Treehugger World at 11AM, 2PM and 4PM
  • Healthy food demos c/o Holy Carabao & Jertie’s Kitchen at 2:30PM
  • Yoga c/o Life Yoga at 4:30PM
  • Live music performances by Toni B, Gentle Universe, Paola Mauricio, Mellow Submarine starting at 5PM

All throughout the day, they will also be introducing you to our merchants through interviews to share their stories and their products.

A Technology-enhanced MUNI Market Experience

They will also be introducing a payment system that will give event goers a unique user experience through an easy one-time payment at designated cash-in points that allows you to navigate from merchant to merchant with a quick and easy swipe of a card. Read more about it here.

Editor’s note: Check out some of their confirmed MUNI Market Nuvali merchants who joined them for a MUNI Meetup on Mindful Life + Work last April 19, 2016 at A Space. And see what their tribe of cause-driven entrepreneurs have to say about their community. 

Keep up to date for more information, activities, merchants and performers and follow the MUNI Market Facebook event page, and sign up for MUNI Mail.

See you then! 🙂

For more inquiries and partnership opportunities, you may contact them at hello@muni.com.ph.
 
 

SUMMER FUN ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP

Summer’s last hurrah! For kids in the South – Let your kids join our 4-day SUMMER FUN ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP on
Date: May 23 – 26, 2016.
Time: Batch 1 10:000AM – 1:00PM
Batch 2 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Venue: Manna Bakery & Cafe 3/F SM City BF Paranaque
Click to register today!
Sunshine Poster Manna

SUMMER FUN ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP

Summer’s last hurrah! For kids in the South – Let your kids join our 4-day SUMMER FUN ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP on
Date: May 23 – 26, 2016.
Time: Batch 1 10:000AM – 1:00PM
Batch 2 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Venue: Manna Bakery & Cafe 3/F SM City BF Paranaque
Click to register today!
Sunshine Poster Manna

Gift of your Hair 2016

YES! I did it! 🙂

It was a very exciting day for me. I was overjoyed and full of excitement as I am on my way to Makati Medical Center. I never had second thoughts of having my hair cut of up to 8″. On my way to the auditorium, people already know that I am on my way to the Auditorium to give my hair. And people are very happy upon hearing that ‘yes. I am.’ At the auditorium, people will be greeted by two tables for registration.

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Upon registration, we are asked to have our BEFORE shot, showing our long hair and then wait for our turn for the haircut. There are atleast 10 stylists from David’s Salon.

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Finally, my turn! 🙂


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There goes my 8″.

After cutting 8″ from my hair, the stylist (Gem), asked me what haircut I want. But I don’t know what would look nice on me. She suggested layered cut. So, layered it is.

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Thank you to my stylist Miss Gem. I love my new look.

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They line up the collected hairs, to show others how grateful they are to those who gave a part of them, to share to people who are battling the big C.

Every participant were given a certificate and a bag of goodies!


The experience I had was nothing beyond compare. My emotions are all mixed-up from happiness, sadness, thankful, excited and blessed. I vowed to myself that I will support this movement yearly. Makati Medical Center started this advocacy last year and yes, they are planning to do it again next year.
To my fellow mommies, hopefully you will join me next year. Keep your hair healthy and long. 🙂
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Bonbon Festival – Celebrate Art, Environment and Community!

Now on it’s second year, Bonbon Festival is back to celebrate Arts, Environment and Community in a one of a kind one-day event which will be participated by young professionals, students, different artists in Batangas Province, and invited guests from other places.
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Bonbon Festival is the first eco-green festival in the province which aims to support and sustain the environment by using arts and culture as one of the tools for preservation and development. The festival will be at Sitio Tagbakin, Brgy. Halang Lipa City, Batangas this coming May 21, 2016 from 6am onwards!
What to expect:
1. Gala at Pasyal sa Lawa/ Knowledge Tour
Know the story of the lake region and eruption history of Taal Volcano via boat ride from Sitio Tagbakin, Lipa City to San Nicolas to Volcano Island and back. Enjoy the horse ride and trek with local tour guide and the rest of the team.
2. Mananghalian/Lunch
Savor a sumptuous lunch of Batangas fusion cuisine and local refreshments.
3. Huntahan sa Lawa/ Talkback
Join a series of meaningful talkback and discussions about Art and Environment with interactive community workshops that culminates the afternoon activities.
4. Hapunan/ Dinner by the Lake, Art Installations and Performance Art
Experience Batangas Art and Culture through performances. Listen to the old time Kundiman music plus musical performances dedicated to Taal led by independent Batangueno musicians including LAC Music Department. Cocktails are available with a party capping the night with all-out-fun and dancing.
Participants may choose from 2 packages:
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For inquiries and ticket purchase you may contact:
Mr. Carlo Aguila at 043-740-7112 or 09178779144
Let’s end this summer season with a purpose. See you there!

Paw Patrol Fan

My little one is a fan of Nick Jr. TV shows. He’ll start to watch by 8 am till noon. This is a part of our morning routine everyday for over a year now. It’s what keeps him busy as I do my chores. His fave among the shows is Paw Patrol, and two of his most fave pups are Chase and Marshall. Last week, when I saw Toy Kingdom’s ads about the upcoming  paw Patrol Meet & Greet, I got excited and told my son about it. Raix was so excited that we even counted how many sleeps left before the event day. 🙂
Sharing with you mommies some photos taken during the event. It was a two day event held at SM MOA, Music Hall.

Just outside the event area Toy Kingdom has Paw Patrol Merchandises up for grabs.

Upon purchase of an item worth 500 Php and above one (1) kid and a parent can get inside the event area. Kids are a given a certificate, this certificate are to be presented at each activity for stamp completion. Once completed a small prize awaits the kids.


This is Rocky’s Don’t Lose it, Reuse it booth. A kid needs to get 5 recyclable items and put it in the recyclable bin.

Rubble’s  booth. To get a stamp, a kid needs to get hollow blocks and place it in the big crate.

Skye’s Salon. Face painting booth. Kids get to choose which pup/badge they want to be painted on their hand.

Zuma’s Pop Pop Boogie Booth. To get a stamp, just spin the roulette and do as it says! 🙂

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Lastly, Chase and Marshall’s Booth. Kids need to catch the three animals. And yes! you get a stamp!

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Rais got his 1st stamp! Yey!

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Raix’ certificate of completion.

Moms with their kids are greeted by these pups.

There is also a replica of the Paw Patrol’s Lookout and the pups’ cars. They allow kids to ride it and have their pics taken.

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The stage.

Kids also get to play fun games for awesome prizes from Oishi and Toy Kingdom.

They also played 2 episodes of Paw Patrol cartoons while kids are waiting for Chase and Marshall (unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it).

Finally! The stars of the Meet & Greet!!!

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Of course! Photo with these pups!

The smile on every child’s face during this event is priceless. Thank you so much for this PAW-rrific opportunity Toy Kingdom, SM Mall of Asia, and Nickelodeon. Looking forward to more events from you.
Mommies were you at the event too? Comment below your pics and share your wonderful ecperience. 🙂

Ladies out there! Are you planning to cut your hair short this summer? Why not have it cut and help a cause.

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The Makati Medical Center – Cancer Center will be holding a one-day event FREE hair cutting and styling by David’s Salon.  It will be on April 27, 2016 at 8th Floor Tower 2, Auditorium. The event will start at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Here are a few details for the hair types allowed during the event.

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For inquiries and registration you may call Makati Medical Center-Cancer Center at 8888-999 local 7122 or email Tumor.Board@makatimed.net.ph

This is a very good cause to help people who have been battling with the Big C. So ladies, if you are interested, contact them now to register and hope to see you there! 🙂

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PAW PATROL Ready for Action Meet & Greet

Hi there Mommies! Are your kiddos watching Nick Jr.? Then I bet they know and love these pups! My little one can’t wait to meet and greet them! Come and join us this weekend.
Date & Venue:
April 29 – 30 2016 at Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Below are the Mechanics:

  • For a minimum single receipt purchase worth P500 at Toy Kingdom and Toys Section of The SM Store, customer will be given a stub by the sales personnel on duty.
  • The stub will serve as the ticket to enter the Paw Patrol Ready for Action Event on April 29 or April 30, 2016.
  •  One stub can accommodate one child and one adult.
  • Only purchase made from April 1 to 30, 2016 can be accommodated for the Meet & Greet schedule.
  •  Customers must present the stub and pre-register first to the officer in-charge at the registration area located at the event area.
  • Registration time is 2:30pm to 3:00pm.
  •  Photo opportunity with the Paw Patrol characters will be done on a per batch basis. Total of 3 to 10 individuals can be accommodated every 3 minutes. Maximum of 100 individuals can be accommodated per Meet & Greet schedule.
  •  Should there be more than 100 people in line, they will be prioritized for the next meet & greet schedule of their choice.
  • All stubs must be surrendered and valid for one time use only. Stub is not replaceable once lost.

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See you there mommies!!! 🙂