A special job fair has been slated exclusively for persons with disability, promising disadvantaged members of the community in Metro Manila with employment, livelihood and training opportunities, the Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday.
The event is a joint undertaking with the Rotary Clubs of District 3830 in observance of the International Day for persons with disabilities. The exclusive offering is also part of the anniversary celebration of the labor department which turns 85 this year.
Close to a hundred private companies and government agencies are expected to participate and ready to take in qualified persons with disabilities into their workforce in the fair set on December 5 at the Quezon City Hall starting at 8 am.
The special activity will highlight compliance with the law mandating offices of government to set aside one percent of the positions to persons with disabilities. The same law, Republic Act 10524, encourages private enterprises with more than 100 employees to reserve one percent of their workforce to the disadvantaged persons.
The Rotary Clubs from District 3830 mobilized employers from various parts of Metro Manila to the activity.
The Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority will provide livelihood and skills training for qualified beneficiaries during the event.
The other offices collaborating in the conduct of the job fair are the Public Employment Service Offices in the National Capital Region, the National Council on Disability Affair and the city government of Quezon City.
All local government units in Metro Manila were also invited to participate by sending qualified persons with disability from their respective communities to the job fair.
The event will be graced by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and other labor officials, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, District Governor Alfredo Montecillo of Rotary International District 3830 and the Rotarians from the various Rotary clubs in the district.
Jobseeker persons with disability may pre-qualify for available positions or employers who wish to participate in the job fair may register at philjobnet.gov.ph.
Abbott Introduces PediaSure ® Plus #OhMyGrowth (OMG) Park to Provide Educational Experience on Children’s Growth and Development The PediaSure Plus #OhMyGrowth Park roadshow launches, running from November to December, starting with Festival Mall, Alabang
Parents always want the best for their children and ensuring their growth and development is no exception. For this reason, parents like to know if their children are growing at the right height and want to make sure that they are eating the best foods to stay active and healthy as they grow.
As for me, with my 2 girls, I really never had worries if they are of right height and weight during their formative years. I was quite contented with how tall they are & their body weight. But with my youngest, it seems that I wanted to give him everything just to make sure he grows up tall and of right weight. Lucky for me, he is growing up tall and is active and healthy.
Some of those we just met always asks what age he is, when I answer back, they’d be surprised and the frequent response is, “He’s big for his age.” I’ve seen kids his age kind of short for their age and is wondering why? Was it because of their parents’ hormones? Or they lack enough sleeping hours? Or maybe it’s with their milk?
To help encourage parents to properly measure their children in order to recognize signs of nutritional inadequacy and keep their growth on track, Abbott is launching the PediaSure Plus #OhMyGrowth (OMG) Park across a number of locations in the Philippines. The park offers a fun and interactive experience for parents and children over three years old. Featuring checkpoints for height, weight and immunity, the park is designed to educate parents on their children’s nutrition and growth development, while letting the kids enjoy fun-filled activities. Currently in Festival Mall, Alabang from Nov. 17-18, 2018, the park is also scheduled to be at: SM City Pampanga on Dec. 8-9 and SM Southmall, Las Piñas on Dec. 15-16.
Raix enjoying the slide and the monkey bars.
His first ever monkey bar experience.
Complete and balanced nutrition is important for a child’s growth
The first five years is a critical window in a child’s life for bone growth, with 60 percent of a child’s adult height attributed to growth at this stage. However, this period is also the time when a child is most likely to encounter barriers to growth such as poor nutrition, feeding difficulties or frequent illnesses. It is important to ensure that a child is getting a complete and balanced nutrition as they grow and that appropriate nutrition is introduced in time so that the child can stay on track in achieving his full growth potential.
An oral nutritional supplement like PediaSure Plus can help provide the proper nutrition a child needs by helping to fill nutritional gaps. PediaSure Plus is clinically proven, with 37 growth nutrients and triple protein complex, to support muscle and bone growth. A clinical study among Filipino children showed that drinking two servings of PediaSure Plus with
three balanced meals everyday resulted in visible growth within eight weeks — and helped to improve appetite, weight and height, reduced sick days, and sustained proportional growth.
Dr. Jose Rodolfo Dimaano Jr. – medical director at Abbott explains: “To support their overall growth and development, children require complete and balanced nutrition. PediaSure Plus provides essential macronutrients and micronutrients needed by a child to stay healthy and well-nourished. Its consistent use helps children to meet their dietary requirements of key
nutrients for growth. This is especially important because many Filipinos are deficient in nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamin A and C – all needed to support the optimal growth of children.”
At the launch event, celebrity mom Melissa Ricks – mother to three-year-old Keira, spoke about the importance of ensuring optimum nutrition with PediaSure Plus: “It was hard to make sure Keira was getting all the nutrition she needs when she was growing up because of her food preferences. But she loves the taste of PediaSure Plus – especially the chocolate one!
With her having that twice a day, I can rest assured that she’s getting the proper nutrition she needs for her health and growth development – boosting her height, weight and immunity. It really helps me to make sure she is eating right, even on the busy days.”
If you mommies need to learn more about PediaSure you may check my blog soon. 🙂
When dinner time conversations end, real ones begin: Joy pays a heartfelt tribute to the unconditional family love that surrounds Christmas reunion dinners
This Christmas, the season of family reunions; Joy, the Philippines’ leading dishwashing liquid; releases two short films that seek to encourage more meaningful exchanges between family members by showing how a chore as mundane as dishwashing is perfect for a more intimate form of bonding. Whereas dinner conversations are great for finding out how everyone is doing, it may not be as conducive to ironing out sensitive issues as a quiet chore done by two people helping each other out. By focusing on this powerful moment and revealing its essential role in family life, Joy celebrates the unconditional love that Pinoy parents have for their children, one that will triumph over life’s hardest challenges.
Modern, authentic scenes of parenting love.
In the “OFW” short film, the brand highlights how OFW parents struggle with the effects of distance and time away from their loved ones, imposed on them by their sacrifice to work overseas.
In the second film entitled “Daughter”, Joy celebrates the love of a father for his daughter, regardless of her life choices that challenge conventions.
Joy salutes the sacrifice of OFWs and parents in an exceptionally realistic and relatable way.
Created by Publicis Singapore for P&G, the two films are a departure from Joy’s usual comedic and light-hearted stories, with a more earnest and true-to-life portrayal of family struggles. “OFW” pays homage to heroes often honored, but unfortunately not always understood by their family. It recognizes that for both the OFW and family, homecoming can be bittersweet, but the small everyday moments spent together can help to heal wounds and create precious memories.
When dinner time conversations end, real ones begin.
“Through this film, we want to salute the sacrifices done by our modern-day heroes, while also putting focus on the magic behind appreciating those times where one lets their guard down and can be very candid and open. While we recognize that dinner serves as a great way to gather families together, it also rings true for many families that bonding moments can’t be forced. In many cases, when dinner ends, real conversations start. What matters is truly embracing every moment spent together, and choosing to #ShareAMomentOfJoy,” shares Michael Jonathan Biscocho, Brand Manager, P&G APAC Dish Care.
Noel Orosa, Regional Group Creative Director, Publicis Singapore, adds “While the dinner table is great for bonding the entire family together, we saw dishwashing as a safe alternative space for a family to have real one-on-one conversations. It’s a chore that two family members can do together, which is free from the distractions of mobile devices and everyday family life. For more than two decades now, Joy has been a ubiquitous presence on the Filipino family’s dishwashing sink, which is why it is in the best position to do this advocacy campaign. This marks a new era for Joy thanks to the brave, progressive leadership of the Joy Brand Team.”
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and the World Health Organization estimates that 3 million deaths were caused by the disease in 2015, which represents 5% of all deaths globally. By 2020, it is estimated to be the third leading cause of death worldwide.
2. COPD is a seldom discussed, underdiagnosed disease
As compared to other leading causes of death such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, COPD is a seldom-discussed disease and many people are unaware of what COPD is. The disease is among the most common, most underdiagnosed, most debilitating, most deadly and most costly to manage.
3. There are a shocking number of people who remain undiagnosed
While an estimated 210 million people worldwide estimated to have COPD, 2 less than half have actually been diagnosed.
4. In the Philippines, COPD remains a serious disease
COPD is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the Philippines. It has a prevalence rate of 14% among Filipino adults aged 40 and above. Only 2% of the cases are diagnosed by doctors in contrast to the overall prevalence.
5. COPD is not a curable disease, but it can be managed
COPD as a disease cannot be cured, but the good news is that there are available treatment options that can greatly improve the quality of life of patients, which include pharmacotherapies and nebulizes to deliver drugs. Besides these, long-term oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) therapy options also help patients cope with the disease and reduce hospitalization rates.
6. One’s risk of COPD increases with age
COPD develops slowly and becomes more apparent after 40 or 50 years of age. It is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe (or even blow a pinwheel), with symptoms that include breathlessness, chronic cough or sputum production.
7. Non-smokers can also be at risk of COPD
While perceived to be a “smoker’s disease”, non-smokers can also develop COPD due to environmental factors. Exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollution, or noxious particles or gases from biomass fuels increases the risk of developing COPD. Those living in Asia Pacific are also at risk due to the region’s rapid development, with 56.6 million are afflicted with moderate to severe COPD in Asia.
8. Those with COPD should know that there are ways to help them stay active
COPD patients can, with the right treatment and therapy, continue their way of life. Russell Winwood, a renowned COPD athlete and Philips ambassador, completed his first full Ironman just six months after his diagnosis, despite the fact that his lungs function at only 22%.
Light Up Your Christmas at A Circuit Holiday Night Market
Christmas is beginning its take-over at Circuit Makati.
There’s no such thing as celebrating too early or having too much holiday spirit, especially when Makati’s premier go-to entertainment district is starting to get into a festive mood. What better way to kick off the season of giving than by getting started with your holiday shopping and feasting in the Metro’s biggest entertainment district!
This holiday season, Circuit Makati will be hosting a special three-day sale that puts the spotlight on top brands with homegrown and handcrafted items.
“It’s a great way to spend time with the family and to start the Christmas gift shopping season right especially before the rush gets too overwhelming. This year is very special because we’ve also emphasized on supporting local, with more booths supporting local made products and young entrepreneurs.” says Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.
A Circuit Holiday Night Market co-presented by Mastercard, makes Christmas bazaars bigger and better! Now on its fifth year, Ayala Land ups the ante with six standout Christmas district concepts for visitors to shop and dine in and tops it off with acoustic performances for the whole night!
Shop Unique Finds at the Celebrity District
If you’ve ever wanted to dress and eat like a celebrity, the Celebrity District is a great place to start! Your favorite local celebs will have their personally curated pre-loved items for sale and their culinary skills will be put on display with their personally baked and home-cooked fare. Charities such as Purple Centers Foundation, Hineleban Foundation and Glenn’s Cookies will also be a part of this district, giving you more reasons to drop by!
2. Get Great Discounts at the Lifestyle District
For the first time this year, SSI will delight all Mastercard holders with an exclusive raffle when they use their Mastercard in the Lifestyle District. Every P1,000 worth of receipts (single or accumulated) from the Lifestyle District entitles the shopper to one (1) raffle coupon for the A Circuit Holiday Night Market Raffle Promo. Get a chance to win as you shop among the best brands like High Sierra, Cache Cache, Oka-B, Joe Fresh, Marks & Spencer’s and Gap!
3. Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Student District
The youth are the future, and the future looks bright, especially in the Student District led by The UP Organization of Business Economics Majors (UP OBEM). Through its commitment to provide its members with the exposure to the business and economic environment, UP OBEM frequently holds business conventions and lifestyle bazaars for small to medium-scale concessionaires.
The Student District offers a wide selection of booths that feature one-of-a-kind homemade finds and craft items that showcase the creativity of the next generation. Support these budding entrepreneurs and get unique gifts for your loved ones!
4. Put the Spotlight on Local Items at the Artisan District
Explore thoughtfully curated items in the Artisan District organized by The Common Good Market! There are gifts and products for everyone on your list, may it be for the youngsters or the oldies. Spend a little time and you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find with the wide range of options to take home and gift to loved ones this holiday season.
5. Indulge in gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District
Famed dining destination, Mercato Centrale and online foodie website Zomato, team up to create an extensive and mouthwatering selection of gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District. Browse through dry food items and a wide selection of baked and packed goods that are perfect for the holidays. And take a break from all that shopping with up to 50 amazing food booths!
6. Get your hands dirty (but in a good way!) at the Green District
For the first time ever, Circuit Makati will be holding a Landscape Festival to brighten everyone’s home. Whether you’re starting to appreciate those little succulents, or are an avid gardener, the Green District will have everything you need to get started or keep going!
With all the unique and diverse Districts styled and lighted by Firefly you will surely find what you’re looking for may it be for yourself or anyone this holiday season. To make the celebration more meaningful, Circuit Makati will again light up the tallest Christmas Tree in the city, bringing light to the Makati community and its guests. Watch out for Circuit Makati’s other events like the Manila Hip-hop Festival on November 30, OpenAir Cinema One: Music By Day, Movies by Night on December 15 and Playground 3.0 on December 22.
Create fun and exciting memories to remember this Yuletide season, drop by #ACircuitHolidayNightMarket co-presented by Mastercard on November 16, 17, and 18 from 5PM to 12MN. Entrance of P100 with a discounted rate of P50 for students, Senior Citizens PWD and pregnant women. Mastercard users enter for free when they show their card at the entrance. See you in #CircuitMakati in the place where Christmas comes alive, #MakeItMakati.
Show in the comments below if you got your own Pokemon Happy Meal Collection. We hope we can do a review of this. We got a lot of these to review with and so little time since Raix is busy with school stuff. 🙂
Makati welcomes the most magical time of the year with Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights, an enchanting lights and sound spectacle that captures the spirit of the Yuletide season.
As Ayala Land celebrates its 30th anniversary and the festival marks its 10th year, the show turns even more magical with the company partnering with The Walt Disney Company Philippines for this year’s festivities. The result is a spectacular holiday experience, right at the heart of the country’s premier business district.
“Christmas is always special to Filipinos. It’s a time when families come together for heartfelt celebrations. The annual Festival of Lights is our way of sharing the joy of the season with the community who make our estates vibrant and full of life. On Ayala Land’s 30th anniversary, we made sure to give the show an extra special touch or shall we say ‘magic’ through the partnership with Disney,” said Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.
“It truly excites us at Disney Philippines to kick-off the Christmas celebrations in the country through this collaboration with Ayala Land. Being able to reimagine the annual Ayala Land Festival of Lights with Disney’s brand of world-class entertainment is truly a great experience,” shared by the Country Head of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, Veronica Cabalinan during the partnership’s launch last November. “By weaving our well-loved soundtracks to Ayala Land’s festivities, we hope to bring magical moments to families and Disney fans of all ages. This forms part of our commitment to build lasting memories and powerful connections with Filipinos.”
Imagine a wonderland ablaze with twinkling lights dancing rhythmically to the tune of well-loved Disney songs and Filipino Christmas carols. For a touch of Christmas nostalgia that is sure to delight the young and the young at heart, three medleys featuring Disney favorites will accompany the light display –from Disney Classics, Disney Princesses, and the film ‘Frozen’. Lighting master Voltaire de Jesus once again creates the spellbinding experience this time with music that was skillfully arranged by composer Rony Fortich, who previously worked in Hong Kong Disneyland.
To spread the magic, Ayala Land will bring Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights to six of its estates across the country. The spectacle will run daily every 30 minutes from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, on the following dates:
● Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati – November 9, 2018 to January 8, 2019
● Bonifacio Global City – November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019
● Nuvali – November 24, 2018 to January 13, 2019
● Vertis North – November 29, 2018 to January 15, 2019
● Ayala Center Cebu – November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019
● Centrio, Cagayan de Oro – November 9, 2018 to January 13, 2019
Imagine visions of Disney Princesses with the orchestral rendition of ‘Part of Your World’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘A Whole New World’, ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’, and ‘I See The Light’. Let the magic engulf you with the happy strains of Frozen’s ‘Do You Want To Build a Snowman’, ‘For the First Time in Forever’, ‘Love is An Open Door’, and ‘Let it Go’. Bring back your childhood with a modern and playful rendition of the Disney Classics such as the ‘Mickey Mouse March’, ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’, and ‘Steamboat Willie Whistle’. And to express the magic closer to home, well-loved Filipino Christmas songs will fill the air, such as ‘Pasko Na Naman’, ‘Kumukutikutitap’,‘Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit’, and ‘Noche Buena’.
The Festival of Lights is presented by Ayala Land, in collaboration with Master Card, HSBC, SunLife, and Globe Telecom. It is the centerpiece of Makati’s magnificent Christmas wonderland – a playful and whimsical addition to the beautiful light installations, featuring the altars of the Philippines’ most iconic churches.
This beautiful yuletide tradition, started decades ago, has become an integral part of the Christmas celebrations of thousands of Filipinos. It aims to delight even the busiest of people, who look forward to memorable and delightful holiday festivities with families, colleagues and friends.
Visit Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens for a spectacular way to celebrate the Christmas season.
To know more about the Festival of Lights, visit the website of Ayala Land at www.ayalaland.com.ph or follow the Facebook accounts of Ayala Land and each of the estates (Make It Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Nuvali, Vertis North, Ayala Center Cebu, and Ayala Malls Centrio) for more updates.
Use the hashtag #ReimagineTheMagic to share your magical experiences on social media.
Scarlet Snow Belo’s Swiss Discovery with Nestlé NANKID See the world of science through the eyes of Philippines’ most famous child online.
Exploring new parts of the world is an extraordinary experience. Whether it’s a weekend trip to a beach, or heading off to another continent, there’s always something new to discover, experience and learn.
Imagine the excitement that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, experienced when she recently went on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Nestle Headquarters in Switzerland. The sprawling center with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, is where world class products especially made for growing children are developed. Scarlet Snow excitedly explored the various rooms and instruments that were used in different scientific studies and discovered many new things in the headquarters.
Best of all, Scarlet Snow had the opportunity to meet the brilliant science experts and big bosses who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Nestle Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestle. The experts, in turn, were happy to meet their little visitor, as they patiently explained their latest innovations to her, including how they engineered Scarlet Snow’s milk, Nestle NANKID.
They began with the milk formulation to explain why Nestle NANKID is adapted for kids. They showed how all the essential vitamins, minerals and DHA are present in the milk. They also taught her that there is no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.
Scarlet Snow then learned that protein is one of the most important nutrients for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body. The optimized protein found in Nestle NANKID is high quality, low quantity protein that is optimal for weight and development advantage.
But Nestle NANKID doesn’t stop at just providing the right vitamins and optimized proteins. As Scarlet Snow learned, Nestle NANKID also has probiotics! This keeps her digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in her stomach.
Listening intently, Scarlet Snow discovered that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready. Childhood is all about learning, growing, and experiencing new things. Every experience contributes to a child’s
mental, emotional and over-all development. Along with proper nutrition, especially one that has optimized protein such as Nestle NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potentials. This is the message behind Scarlet Snow’s webisodes, which also emphasizes the role that parents play in reshaping the future of their growing children.
As parents, you possess the power to #ReShapetheFuture of your children. Watch the webisodes to see how Scarlet Snow, with the support of her parents and with NANKID, is well positioned to become the best that she can become in the future.
It’s a red hot October as Ortigas Malls lines up a host of activities at its malls around the metropolis, promising fun and excitement for people of all passions and persuasions. With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, Ortigas Malls is pulling all the stops to ensure that its lifestyle destinations — Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia — offer not just the best shopping finds, but also offer activities that resonate with people’s lifestyles.
Get some advance Halloween fun for the whole family with The Great Halloween Show, which kicks off for afternoon shows on October 28, offering a spectacle of magic shows, acrobat exhibitions, and musical performers.
An exciting costume contest for kids will also be happening on October 28 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. To register, customers must present a minimum single or accumulated receipt worth P3,000 from all Ortigas Malls from October 25 – 28 to get one entry pass. Shop and enter your kids to get fun prizes from partner retailers for the spooky season!
What’s not to love about Pinoy tunes? Tiendesitas, Manila’s one-stop-shop for all and any local goods, recognizes this by holding the 13th annual OPM High every Saturday at the second level of the Food Village. Enjoy the Filipino complexity of music with Sandwich on October 20; and UDD on October 27, while feasting on the mouth-watering gastronomic delights offered by the many food concessionaires.
Estancia has quickly become a prime lifestyle destination, transforming the southern boundary of the Ortigas with its shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings such as its indoor giant jenga, Xrink, and Connect4.
The Belle de Jour Power Planner will also having its 2019 launch with various activities attendees can do. Learn fun skills with Kenneth Amparo as he teaches Instagram photography, brush calligraphy with Leah Ang, making DIY beauty products with Zenutrients, as well as DIY stamps Sqooid. True to its mission to mobilize women in the modern world, goal-setting workshops and coaching will also be held such as Lego Serious Play by Life Builds and a Vision Board Party by Positivitrix.
Shopping, of course, is what Estancia offers best. Shop to your heart’s content at the Weekend Market, offering an astonishing selection of baked goods, artisanal items, knick knacks and other gift items from well-curated stalls. The Weekend Market will delight you every weekend till December.