Posted in Events, Launch, Mommy Hacks, Parenting

Mondelēz International Makes Friends with Miming

Continued Partnership with Save Philippine Seas for Environmental Learning
Learning about Waste Collection for Kids through Videos and Songs
Episode 1 launched on World Oceans Day

Snacks Company Mondelēz International is committed to growing its business by making their products in the right way, with positive impact for people and the planet. The Company calls it “Sustainable Snacking,” with a vision to help create a future where people and planet thrive. While sustainable snacking covers many areas of its supply chain, one area that the Company is focusing on is packaging. Mondelēz International commits that by 2025, 100% of its packaging will be designed to be recycled.

Apart from the Company’s actions to create better and less packaging, it also aims to support net zero waste through improved systems, aiming for a circular pack economy. They believe in education, of shaping recycling habits early on in childhood so that everyone can contribute to reducing waste today and in the future.

With this goal, Mondelēz International has renewed its partnership with advocacy group Save Philippine Seas (SPS) for educational materials on waste management. This year, the two have collaborated with Miming and Friends, an all-Filipino and homegrown YouTube channel focused on providing valuable lessons to kids through animation and songs.

Continued Partnership with Save Philippine Seas

The first episode of Miming and Friends supported by Mondelēz International was released on World Oceans Day on June 8, 2022 and is the first in a series of five. It talks about the importance of segregating waste at home, to ensure they don’t end up in the ocean. SPS serves as consultant and advisor to the Miming episodes on waste collection. Led by Anna Oposa, Executive Director and “Chief Mermaid,” SPS is an organization that aims to empower citizens towards environmental consciousness, leading to collective action and behavior change. In 2021, Mondelēz International and SPS released a series of infographics sharing the real reasons behind marine litter, entitled “There’s Plenty of Plastics in the Sea; How did this Happen?”

Partnering with Miming and Friends

Miming and Friends, led by Cat-Fish Miming, flying lizard Buboy, and Unicorn Anacorn, join the many friends they meet along the way in learning about the world. Other video topics include values, how to count and sing, and the importance of caring for each other and the environment – all from the multilingual and multicultural perspective of the Filipino experience. The channel is the creation of Miming and Fwends Animation Studios, formed by partners Ramon and Meryll del Prado from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, “The values we espouse through Miming and Friends very much align with the values of Mondelēz International and Save Philippine Seas. We are thrilled about this partnership as it fully synergizes with the greater goal of having responsible children as they grow up to become mindful adults.”

“We are delighted to work with Mondelēz International and Miming and Friends for educational videos and songs about caring for our environment, particularly in helping shape waste collection habits early on among children,” adds Oposa. “We support waste collection projects in communities, and we also know that early education plays an important role in empowering everyone to prevent marine litter.”

Oposa ends, “On behalf of Mondelēz International, we would like to invite everyone to watch the first episode of our joint effort, and hope kids and adults alike learn from it.”

You can watch the first episode of this partnership through this link: https://youtu.be/Y2W0jPg2JBk.


About Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit http://www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MDLZ.

About Mondelez Philippines
Mondelēz Philippines Inc. has been providing consumers with delicious snack products for the past 59 years – since 1963. Its product portfolio includes Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise and sandwich spread, Cheez Whiz spread, Oreo cookies, Tiger energy biscuits, as well as Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. The company employs about 450 people in the Philippines, with a manufacturing facility in Parañaque City. Visit https://ph.mondelezinternational.com/home.

Posted in Launch, Mommy Hacks, Online Shopping, Parenting, PROMO

Super8 Grocery Warehouse joins MetroMart

Popular supermarket chain Super8 Grocery Warehouse now available for delivery with MetroMart mobile app and website

Use the code SUPERFREE to get FREE Delivery for a minimum spend of ₱2,500. Promo runs from May 23 to June 26, 2022, and valid for one-time use only.

Online grocery shopping is made even more convenient and affordable, as MetroMart – the #1 online grocery delivery platform in the Philippines – adds Super8 Grocery Warehouse (Super8) to its leading supermarket partners.

Starting this May 2022, customers may shop from Super8 Grocery Warehouse on the MetroMart mobile app and website for a wide range of grocery needs like frozen and dry goods. Shoppers can enjoy the same, affordable in-store prices on groceries from Super8, and avail of convenient online delivery from MetroMart, making it conducive for retail traders, resellers, or budget-savvy buyers.

The Super8 branches available this month include Makati Square, Masinag, Sucat, Muntinlupa, and Ortigas Extension, with more locations coming soon.

New and Existing Users of MetroMart can also get an exclusive discount when shopping and ordering from Super8 Grocery Warehouse. Use the code SUPERFREE to get FREE Delivery for a minimum spend of ₱2,500. Promo runs from May 23 to June 26, 2022, and valid for one-time use only.

All customers of MetroMart also have a wide selection for modes of payment on their online shopping. These include Cash on Delivery, via e-wallet through GCash, or via Debit/Credit cards with leading banks nationwide. Even more promos and discounts will be available through the different modes of payment availed by the customer!

“With the addition of Super8 Grocery Warehouse to our platform, so many more Filipino families now have access to convenient, affordable, and a wider variety of options in their online grocery shopping from the MetroMart mobile app and website. We are pleased to announce this new partnership with a great brand, joining our ever-expanding MetroMart family.” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said. “Watch out for more updates on even more new supermarket partners and specialty stores, new locations throughout the Philippines, and lots more discount deals from MetroMart this 2022.”

“We’re happy and excited to join the MetroMart network, and make Super8 Grocery Warehouse even more accessible for Filipino communities and entrepreneurs.” Armand Mendoza, Business Group Head of Super8 Grocery Warehouse, said. “We are able to serve our customers better and further with an online delivery service like MetroMart, that also believes in giving exceptional service for our amazing customers.”

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Robinsons Supermarket, S&R Membership Shopping (with or without membership card), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, AllDay Supermarket, MerryMart and over 500+ specialty store retailers like PetExpress, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug, and Marks and Spencer. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/MetroMartPH. Order groceries online or download the app via http://metromart.app.link/


MetroMart Philippines is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Robinsons Supermarket, S&R Membership Shopping (with or without membership card), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, MerryMart and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug, and Marks and Spencer. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! Over 160,000 products are available with our 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

Posted in How Tos, Mommy Hacks, Parenting

Request for your PSA Documents Online via PSAHelpline.ph

This is it! We’ve decided to tie the knot this year!

Planning a DIY wedding is nerve wracking. There’s a lot to tick on our checklist! One of the things on our list is the documents ~ birth certificate, CENOMAR (certificate of no marriage), marriage license, etc.

Now, where to go to request for our CENOMAR? I know that I can request those at PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority). However, since we already moved here in Rizal, I’m not familiar where the nearest PSA is in our area. Another problem is that I won’t be able to leave home during weekdays because of the kids’ online classes.

I came across PSA Helpline thru Mommy Bloggers Philippines and learned that they can help me request my much needed PSA documents delivered at my doorstep.

Here’s a list of the PSA documents you can request thru PSA birth certificate online application:
• Birth Certificate
• Marriage Certificate
• Death Certificate
• CENOMAR

Getting your documents thru PSA Helpline is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1 Go to their website at psahelpline.ph then click on order now. Choose the document you want to request.

On your browser, type psahelpline.ph
Click on the PSA document you need.

Step 2 Provide all the required details.

Once you press continue, you will be routed to the form.

Step 3 Post your payment online or over-the-counter. For pricing and payment options details click here. An email notification will be sent to your provided email.

Here’s a list of where you can post your payment. Click on your payment method of choice to see how you can pay.
Email notification from PSAHelpline.ph

Step 4 Wait for the delivery.
For MM> 3-4 working days; Outside MM> 3-8 working days

Take note that you can only request documents for you, your child, parents, and spouse (death certificate). For other relatives you may proceed to the nearest PSA Serbilis Center. You also need to be present on the delivery date to personally receive your requested PSA document/s.

I received the documents in 7 days thru 2Go.

I requested for our documents last May 4, 2022 and 2Go delivered it May 11, 2022. Glad I was able to avail of their services! It was very convenient and hassle-free for me. I didn’t have to leave the house anymore.

Have you tried requesting documents thru PSA online application? Share with me your experience!


PSAHelpline.ph is authorized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to accept requests for copy issuance of PSA birth certificate (certificate of live birth), marriage certificate (certificate of marriage), death certificate (certificate of death), and Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) and its nationwide delivery. The service comes with the convenience of online and over-the-counter payment options that are accessible to clients and a customer care hotline and email support for information on ordering, payments, and delivery.

It started in 2000 as a call-in facility for clients who need copies of their PSA civil registry documents but are unable to visit a PSA outlet. The full-service website was launched in 2013, providing online and mobile access to more people who prefer to order their PSA certificates online and have these delivered to their homes.

When the National Statistics Office (NSO) was renamed Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), the service was rebranded from NSOHelpline.ph to PSAHelpline.ph in 2016. Clients are now able to place their orders while on-the-go and even after office hours with more accessible payment channels for their convenience and security. For more than two decades, PSAHelpline.ph has been providing a reliable alternative for processing PSA document requests from the public.

PSAHelpline.ph adheres to the rules and protocols set by the PSA and the Data Privacy Commission on the proper handling and delivery of civil registry documents.

Posted in Events, Finance

Best in Pinoy blogs recognized in 1st BDO Blogger Awards

BDO Unibank recognized the best online content creators in the first-ever BDO Blogger Awards.

The BDO Blogger Awards honors bloggers and influencers for sharing useful information, insights, and positivity with their followers and viewers. The awards honor bloggers’ contributions not only in spreading awareness about the bank’s advocacies, but also in initiating important public discussions for a more financially-inclusive industry through content creation.

The Awards feature two segments: the recognition ceremony, which awards the top-performing content creators in terms of the quality of content they published online from 2020 to 2021; and the content creation contest—a thematic activity that challenges participants to come up with unique and creative ways to talk about various topics.

This year, BDO challenged participants to discuss the bank’s innovative digital solutions, which served as an alternative option for clients to perform their bank transactions especially during the height of the pandemic.

And the awards go to…

The Digital Storyteller of the Year award was given to Mary Lorraine Llorin of Super Momma Blog. 

For Excellence in Digital Engagement category, the winners were Lally Gonzales of Lally Reflections (3rd place), Berlin Domingo of Momi Berlin (2nd place), and Reylen Castro of Made it Through Mum (1st place).

Awardees for the Influential Blogger of Year category were Mary Lorraine Llorin of Super Momma (3rd place), Reylen Castro of Made it Through Mum (2nd place), and Berlin Domingo of Momi Berlin (1st place).

The winners of the Special Award for Exemplary Initiative were Ruby Caberte of Pinay Mommy Online (5th place), Lhyzie Bongon of Life with Lyzie (4th place), Roselle Toledo of Snapped & Scribbled (3rd place), Sylver Sy of Iconic MNL (2nd place), and Richard Mamuyac of The Newsmakers blog (1st place).

Meanwhile, Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich was named BDO’s Online Advocate of the Year.

For the Content Creation Contest, winners were Berlin Domingo of Momi Berlin and Reylen Castro of Made it Through Mum for Luzon; Sigrid Lo of Lovingly Momma and Clarice Lao of My Metro Lifestyle for Visayas; and Ruby Caberte of Pinay Mommy Online for Mindanao.

Content Creation Excellence.
BDO Unibank virtually staged the 1st BDO Blogger Awards to honor bloggers and influencers nationwide for starting relevant discussions online about financial inclusion through creative content creation.
Posted in Home & Living, Launch, Mommy Hacks, Online Shopping, Support Local

MetroMart expands to Davao and Bicol

More locations and brands available in the Philippines this 2022

Even more Filipino communities will now experience the convenience of online grocery shopping, as MetroMart – the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines – expands its services to Davao and Bicol.

Starting on March 28, 2022, MetroMart will provide its grocery delivery service in Davao with Robinsons Supermarket and S&R. Launching on the same day, Robinsons Supermarket will also be available on MetroMart for the Bicol area. Users in Davao and Bicol will now be able to order their complete range of groceries from fresh, frozen and dry goods from Robinsons Supermarket and S&R. And to top it off, you do not need an S&R membership to shop from S&R!

New Users of MetroMart in these locations can also get additional discounts. Use the code HELLODAVAO or HELLOBICOL to get FREE Delivery for a minimum spend of ₱1,000. Promos are applicable in their respective serviceable areas only, valid from March 28 to April 30, 2022.

“We’re excited to announce our nationwide expansion to more cities in the Philippines and to share the convenience of online grocery shopping from the MetroMart website and mobile app to more Filipino families. We are grateful for the opportunity to empower and provide income to our hardworking Personal Shoppers and Riders who are joining the MetroMart family, as well.” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said. “Stay tuned for more updates on new locations, new merchants, and more discount deals from MetroMart this 2022.”



MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include Robinsons Supermarket, S&R (no membership required), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/MetroMartPH. Order groceries online or download the app via http://metromart.app.link/


About MetroMart Philippines

MetroMart Philippines is the #1 on-demand online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include Robinsons Supermarket, S&R (no membership required), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! Over 160,000 products are available with our 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

Posted in Events, Health, Parenting, Support Local

Cleene CLIO makes Clean Teeth possible for Families this World Oral Health Day 2022

Manila, Philippines – On World Oral Health Day, Cleene CLIO invites everyone to celebrate by practicing proper oral healthcare with their families.

A product of proudly Filipino company PHILUSA Corporation, Cleene CLIO has been an ardent supporter of this global oral health initiative, especially with oral care given less priority during the pandemic when accessibility to dentists and visits to oral health facilities were challenging at the height of the lockdowns.

To emphasize the importance of good oral health practices at home, Cleene CLIO has partnered with Manila Water Foundation and Philippine Dental Association to provide oral health kits to various barangays and schools as part of this year’s World Oral Health Day activities. Over 2,000 health kits containing Cleene CLIO toothbrushes and Dental Floss Premium from Cleene CLIO and PHILUSA were distributed to 12 barangays and to the chosen hygiene facility in Dinalaonan Elementary School in Pangasinan.

And as a special treat for World Oral Health Day, selected Cleene CLIO products will be sold at 20% off exclusively in Mercury Drug stores nationwide until April 15, 2022.

Cleene CLIO continues to be the partner of every Filipino family in promoting good oral hygiene by offering a wide range of affordable and quality toothbrushes.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are made with MicroFine Soft Bristles that help penetrate and clean hard to reach areas for better interdental cleaning and a gentle brushing experience. The tapered bristles penetrate between teeth and gums for thorough cleaning, while the rounded shape of the bristles remove plaque and prevent teeth and gum damage.

There is a Cleene CLIO toothbrush for every member of the family that is affordable and has world-class quality. For those wanting extra care and protection for your teeth, Cleene CLIO offers its Refreshing Green Tea and Ultimax Charcoal under their Special care line. While for those needing specialized care, Cleene CLIO has its Kiddie and Junior as well as 40+ for sensitive gum and teeth. It also has its economy toothbrushes for general oral health care for any age.

Cleene CLIO is available at Mercury Drug, leading supermarkets, drugstores and other retail stores nationwide as well as on all leading ecommerce websites: Shopee, Lazada, and the PHILUSA Online Store.

Millions of bacteria – that’s what can be found inside our mouth! Some can be harmless but others can lead to tooth decay and diseases.

That’s why at a very young age, I have taught my kids how important oral hygiene is and what will happen if they don’t take care of their teeth. Brushing their teeth after meals and flossing is a must at home. I also make sure they visit their dentist twice a year so we know that their teeth is in tip-top shape.

Celebrate World Oral Health Day with your family!

The Prudent Mama is part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines community.


About Philusa Corporation

Established in 1957, Philusa Corporation remains as one of the country’s leading marketers of high quality and competitively priced personal care, household care, baby care and selected pharmaceutical products, making it the source of pride for its customers, business partners, employees and shareholders.

Now with 10 branches in key cities nationwide, Philusa Corporation is a market leader or major player in different categories like cotton (Cleene), cotton buds (Babyflo Gentle Buds), wound care management (MEDIPLAST), bathroom deodorizer and air care (ALBATROSS), home care and muriatic acid (Gleam and Apollo), home remedies (RHEA Alcohol, RHEA Aceite de Manzanilla and RHEA Hydrogen Peroxide), and uni-branded generic medicines (RHEA Generics).

Philusa Corporation continues its operations, guided by the core values it lives by — championing sustainability; placing its customers’ needs first; achieving the best possible results through innovation, continuous quality improvement, and teamwork; taking proactive steps in delivering its commitments on time; acting with integrity by doing what is right; and having genuine concern for its customers, employees, and the company itself though taking initiatives in helping one another.

Posted in Events, Health, Parenting

J&J Philippines marks 65th year in PH with nationwide care initiatives

Raghu Krishnan, managing director of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. leads the company’s nationwide care initiatives in celebration of its 65th anniversary with the donation of essential healthcare products to Save The Children Philippines, represented by its Sr. Manager for Corporate Partnerships, Riel Andaluz in this photo. Save The Children is one of the many organizations the company will be partnering with to distribute health kits to 65 communities across the country.

Sixty-five years, 65 communities, and one goal—to make healthcare available to all.  

To celebrate its milestone anniversary, Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. (JJPI) is extending its signature brand of care to 65 communities nationwide through the donation of health kits in keeping with the strong “Culture of Care” that runs throughout the organization.   Distribution of the healthcare products is currently ongoing to communities in Caloocan, Rizal, Batangas, Zambales, Iloilo, and Leyte through partners ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc., World Vision Foundation Philippines, Americares Philippines, and Save the Children Philippines. In addition, hygiene kits for COVID-19 patients in Metro Manila were distributed earlier this year in partnership with Operation Compassion Philippines. 

Johnson & Johnson upholds that good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress, and is committed to use its reach and size for good: to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body, and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Wherever they are in the world, the Company’s 130,000 global employees work to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. This concern for the health of its stakeholders is articulated in the Johnson & Johnson Credo and is brought to life by the organization for its employees, its network of partners, beneficiaries, and, most especially, its consumers.

“Every innovation, product, and breakthrough for the benefit of public health and well-being is possible because of our two most important assets, our values and our people,” said the managing director of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc., Raghu Krishnan. “Because of our people, we are able to grow the positive impact that we have on the health and wellness of our communities each year.”  

“By reaching out to these communities, we also continue to strengthen employee engagement, which is an important focus for us as they are the driving force behind Johnson & Johnson’s sustained growth,” adds Sean Zantua, Human Resources Director of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc.

As a total healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson has continuously introduced new products and innovations for every need state. From iconic consumer brands to scientific breakthroughs in the field of medicine, Johnson & Johnson has helped people from all around the world to live healthier lives every day from their very first day.

This focus on making healthcare available to all is brought to life through Johnson & Johnson’s portfolio of consumer health products, medical equipment, pharmaceutical products, along with its numerous partnerships and advocacies. Amid this pandemic, arguably Johnson & Johnson’s most important initiative is the mobilization of its resources—a $1-billion investment—to quickly develop a COVID-19 vaccine which is now being used all over the world.

“We believe it is our responsibility to improve the communities where we live and work, as we ‘blend heart, science and ingenuity to help change the trajectory of health for humanity’. As we renew this responsibility on our 65th year in the Philippines, we will push for more initiatives for our consumers, partners, employees, and communities that provide them with the care they deserve,” ended Krishnan.


About Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science, and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. Learn more at http://www.jnj.com. Follow us at @JNJNews.

Posted in Events, Food, giveaway, Launch, Recipes

For a chance to win P50,000!FIRST-EVER “KUSINA KWEEN” TO BE HAILED IN CINEMA ONE’S NOCHE BUENA CHALLENGE

Home cooks can show off their prized Christmas recipes in Cinema One’s Noche Buena challenge, where a P50,000 cash prize is at stake and the first-ever “Cinema One Kusina Kween” will be hailed.

“Kusina Kween: The Noche Buena Challenge Promo” is open to all moms, titas and ates aged 18 to 55 years old who are residing in the Philippines and would like to share their leveled-up Noche Buena recipes to the world.

To join, interested home cooks only need to submit a 1 to 3-minute cooking video of the dish in landscape format and with good video and audio quality. Then, submit the entry to bit.ly/C1KusinaKween until December 31 (Friday).

The entrant who will garner the highest score from the panel of judges composed of Vanjo Merano of Panlasang Pinoy and Chef Tatung Sarthou will take home a cash prize of P50,000 and an air fryer from Kyowa. The top 3 runners-up will also receive a Kyowa air fryer each.

Take your cherished Noche Buena recipe to the next level by joining Cinema One’s “Kusina Kween: The Noche Buena Challenge Promo”! Check out bit.ly/C1KusinaKween for more details. For updates, like Cinema One on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel) and follow @c1nemaone on Twitter and @cinemaonechannel on Instagram.


About Cinema One

Cinema One is one of the channels of Creative Programs, Inc., the cable channels group of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is available on SKYcable, Destiny Cable, Cignal TV, and other provincial cable operators. Its programming includes a line-up of mainstream and independent local and foreign films, film-related programming, and original content for television. The channel also includes programming of original productions like CinemaNews. It also produces programs on FYE channel such as PopCinema and The Best Talk that stream live on kumu. Its annual film festival, Cinema One Originals, aims to showcase the talents and diverse voices of Filipino independent films. For more information and updates, like Cinema1channel on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel).

Posted in Health

Prostate Cancer 9th Highest in Number of Cancer-related Deaths Among Filipino Males

PUA, DOH, Cancer Warriors Foundation, PSUO and J&J lead fight against prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the top 5 cancers in the Philippines and the ninth highest in number of cancer-related deaths among Filipino males according to GLOBOCAN. Despite the statistics, awareness on the disease is very low.

The Philippine Urological Association (PUA), together with the Department of Health (DOH), Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc., the Philippine Society of Uro-Oncologists (PSUO), and Johnson and Johnson (Philippines), Inc., led the observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with a series of activities that aimed to generate greater awareness for the disease. With the unified theme Prostate Cancer Sama-Samang Labanan, Tamang Impormasyon Kailangan, efforts were focused on educating the public on the importance of early detection and treatment to slow the progression of prostate cancer.

A lay forum entitled Usapang Prostate Cancer was live streamed via the PUA Prostate Cancer Awareness Facebook page on September 11 to underline truths about the disease. Representatives from the the Department of Health Cancer Control Division and Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc. also joined the discussion to share what support the government and privately funded organizations can provide patients and their families. This was followed by free teleconsultations by members of the Philippine Urological Association and the Philippine Urology Residents Association last September 18. More than 300 Filipino males signed up for the free teleconsultation service.

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Information

Awareness on prostate cancer is very low as men do not talk about it in the open and often confuse its early symptoms as signs of aging. These include frequent urination, a weak urine stream, and pain in the lower back, hips, or pelvis. The only bigger warning signs are blood in the urine or semen and pain or burning sensation when urinating.

The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after 50. It can also run in the family, developed through a combination of genes and poor lifestyle. There is no proven prevention strategy for prostate cancer, which is why early diagnosis is important.

“Information is the most important weapon against prostate cancer,” said Dr. Clarito Cairo, program manager of the National Integrated Cancer Control Program, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau of the Department of Health. “The more people know about its early symptoms, the earlier they can get screened. Even in advanced stages, there are treatments available that still allow patients to live a long life.”

“While mostly indolent, prostate cancer needs to be addressed immediately to stop the cancer cells from spreading to other areas of the body,” explained Dr. Ernesto Gerial, president of the Philippine Urological Association. “Disseminating information about who are at risk of the disease and what its symptoms are can save many lives.”

He added: “The lack of noise around prostate cancer has resulted to unequal support for the disease as compared to breast and cervical cancer. While we at the Philippine Urological Association have been hard at work for many years for prostate cancer to finally take the spotlight, we know that we cannot do it alone. That is why we are happy to be partnering with other medical associations, the government, and Johnson & Johnson in creating greater awareness for the disease and extending help to patients.”

“There is hope in prostate cancer,” said Dr. Erwin Benedicto, head of Medical Affairs of Johnson & Johnson’s (Philippines), Inc. “It is a hard fact that most people should know but don’t—not yet.”

“Doctors are our partners in maintaining good health. Supporting them in the fight against prostate cancer is crucial, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic posing several limitations. By working together, information, proper diagnosis, and appropriate treatment for the disease can be made available for all.”  


About Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body, and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science, and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. Learn more at http://www.jnj.com. Follow us at @JNJNews.

About Philippine Urological Association

The Philippine Urological Association is the official organization of urologists in the Philippines. As initiated by our founders, we are committed to: (1) promote the art and science of urology to enhance the professional growth of members and provide wholesome fellowship, (2) provide residents of urology with comprehensive education and training to render patients competent, compassionate and quality care, (3) act as professional partners to our colleagues in other medical specialties, and (4) share time, talent, resources in the service of the community by providing undergraduate urology education.

Posted in Events, Food, Health, Launch, PROMO

MILO invites kids to build an active world at home with the new Champions League Poster Adventure

Being at home has allowed families to share more bonding moments together. As parents and kids look out for new hobbies to stay busy, excited, productive, and active, MILO has introduced the MILO Champions League Poster Adventure. With every pack of the MILO 24g Champions League sachet, families have a chance to create their own active worlds at home and win exciting prizes such as laptops, tablets, and a year-long supply of MILO.

There are only 3 simple steps to join: Collect, Create, and WIN!

  1. Collect.

Collect the MILO Champions League characters at the back of specifically marked MILO 24g sachets.

  1. Create.
    Unleash your creativity and create your very own MILO Champions League poster, placing at least three (3) Champion character cut-outs in one (1) poster. Upload a photo of your finished poster by visiting the MILO Champions League website, or by scanning the QR code at the back of the sachet. 
  1. Win!

Get a chance to win amazing prizes with each poster submission! The more posters, the more entries, and the more chances to win!

Each successfully approved poster qualifies as a single entry to weekly raffle draws, happening from November 1 to December 19, where participants can win:

  • one (1) electronic tablet,
  • one (1) MILO basketball, or
  • one (1) month’s worth of MILO products with an estimated worth of Php250. 

Plus, all entries submitted during the promo period will also qualify participants to win the grand prize of:

  • one (1) laptop,
  • one (1) MILO mug,
  • one (1) MILO basketball, and 
  • one (1) year’s worth of MILO products with an estimated worth of Php 2,500. 

The grand draw for the MILO Champions League posters will be judged based on message/overall theme and story, use of characters and creativity of background in the poster, and the embodiment of the MILO brand in the poster. 

“MILO continues to be a constant partner for both parents and kids especially during this global health crisis. With the MILO Champions League Poster Adventure, we wanted to offer a creative, champion opportunity to get kids active, productive, and excited at home. While there are only a limited number of things we can do within four walls, our imagination and creativity are in fact limitless,” said Veronica Cruz, MILO Business Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Nestle Philippines, Inc.

The MILO Champions League Poster Adventure also reminds parents that kids still need energy at home as they learn to balance online schooling with their chores and hobbies. When pairing their breakfasts with the country’s favorite powdered chocomalt milk drink MILO, parents are able to nourish their children with the nutritious energy they need to power through the day like a Champion.

Visit www.milo.com/ph/champions-league to learn more about the MILO Champions League Poster Adventure.


About MILO® 

MILO has been in the Philippines for over 50 years and is the country’s favorite chocolate malt powdered milk drink that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water.  The brand’s purpose is to nourish kids’ journey to success with nutritious energy and inspiration to grow with sports. 

Every mug of MILO contains the goodness of Milk, Cocoa, Malt, and Activ-Go® – a special blend of Protomalt®, Vitamins, and Minerals. It is high in Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and Iron that helps in energy release from food. It is also a source of calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin D that supports child growth and bone health. 

About Nestlé Philippines 

Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing high-quality food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide and is among the country’s Top 10 Corporations.  

Driven by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé today produces and markets products under some of the country’s trusted brands such as NESCAFE, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLÉ, and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery, and pet care.