Sunday, October 30, 2016

Herbalife Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Filipino Millennials Desire Healthy, Active Workplace Environment

While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.

PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture.  About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. “There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”

Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:

·    Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives. However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day. Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.

To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000  participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.
Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

·         Nutrition

o   Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
o   Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
o   Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.

·         Active Living

o   Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
o   Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
o   Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.

1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit or

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Contact Persons:
Ms. Barbette A. Soliven                                                       Ms. Charmaine P. Pahate
Corporate Communications Manager                                    Managing and PR Director
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+63 918 807 4323                                                                   +63 917 810 2079                                             

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cheers to Life. Cheers to Everyday

Cheers is the brand I always use for table napkins and cutlery especially during kiddie birthday celebrations. It's 100% Virgin Pulp and it contains no artificial whiteners and elemental chlorine which makes it truly hygienic and helps you avoid paper wastage given range of napkin configuration. It's perfectly safe for everyone of all ages to use.

My most memorable Cheers moment is my eldest child's first birthday party in his nursery school last 2011. He just turned 4 years old back then. I was also a bit nervous because it would be my first time to host a simple party in a school so I really made sure that everything was perfect such as  the food, the cake, loot bags, etc. I also made sure the table napkins and the cutlery were kid-friendly so I used Cheers.
  Here are some pictures of the party:
He was a really shy boy at that time ^_^

I also like the fun colors of the spoons and the forks. It adds a certain festive sight into it.

The nursery class of 2011

Here are current pictures of the Cheers items that I used at the party:

Cheers Cutlery
These Cheers spoons and forks are starch based, biodegradable, smooth edges, doesn't easily snap or break
Cheers Table Napkins
We certainly can't forget to buy trash bags in every occasion. We can't end the party leaving trash everywhere so Cheers Biodegradable Trash Bags are perfect for the job. They're available in different sizes.
Of course, the Cheers experience certainly does not stop there for our family. We actually love the brand so much that we use Cheers super absorbent kitchen towels in our kitchen for daily use; keeping our kitchen clean for about 3 years and counting. One roll lasts for about a month or two. 

Cheers Kitchen Towels

What I love about Cheers is not only they made sure their products are of excellent quality and safe for kids to use, but they also care for the environment. ^_^ Cheers to that!

Cheers is a product of Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc., a Filipino-owned Christian family-run company dedicated to raise the level of hygiene products available to the Filipino market. With quality and innovation as key values in developing its products, SCPA was one of the first advocates of the use of more hygienic raw materials in its paper products that are void of harmful chemicals and bleaches. 

For more information about Cheers and their products, you may visit 

Cheers to more celebrations! Cheers to life!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Our Family's Tupperware

Tupperware has been a part of our lives ever since I was a child. I remember we often use it when we would visit our grandmother's place in Quezon City because we would always bring food for them. We normally would bring pork BBQ, Caldereta, Pancit, Dinuguan, and mom's pineapple upside-down cake where each of them were placed inside their designated Tupperware containers to keep them fresh from the 1.5-hour drive from Batangas to Cubao.  This was back in the '80s so traffic was not that horrible compared today. So whenever we visit my grandparents, it was an instant family feast.  

This is the oldest Tupperware item that we possess in our home: 

I'm not actually sure what this is called, but I believe it's a salad mixing bowl. I don't remember when we got it, but I remember mom using this when I was still in Kindergarten where she makes her delicious homemade Polovorons. It's a really big bowl with approximately 35 inches+ in circumference. We still use this in our kitchen today and very often we would use it for marinating meat. 

It's just amazing how durable this product is because it has lasted for two generations in our family and still going. I strongly believe that this particular Tupperware would also be a part of my children's lives because it's still in excellent condition. My mom already calls it our family heirloom. 
Here's a throwback picture of my sister's summer beach outing using  Tupperware products. This was taken back in 1997.

For more information about Tupperware products, you may visit Tupperware's website and social media pages: 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

KIX’s R U Tough Enough? Announces its Top Ten Finalists

KIX’s R U Tough Enough? Announces its Top Ten Finalists
6 Men and 4 Women to Compete for the Title of the Toughest Pinoy and
PHP 250,000 Grand Prize

Manila, Philippines, (September 29, 2016) – KIX, the ultimate TV destination for action entertainment, announced today the top ten finalists of R U Tough Enough? (RUTE), the nationwide search for the toughest Pinoy. Six male and four female finalists will face one another at the final showdown on October 14 (Friday) at 4 P.M. at The Block Atrium of SM North EDSA for the title of Toughest Pinoy and the grand prize of PHP 250,000.

Coupled with police officer and Mr. International 2014 Neil Perez as the ambassador, the response to R U Tough Enough? has been overwhelming.  Hundreds of tough applicants across the Philippines and all walks of life applied.  Shortlisted applicants were invited for a closed-door audition on September 24.  The final ten tough Pinoys did not only conquer challenges testing their physical and mental strengths, but also overcome their life’s challenges.  Those contestants are “The Protector” Alvin Dizer, “The Unrelenting” Cesar Hinayon, Jr., “The Fighter” Cassie Umali, “The Transcendor” Ralph David Tiu, “The Defyer” Lauren Alexi Lim, “The Supermama” Jennifer Gabriel, “The Enforcer” Jester Calis, “The Reborn” Gabriel Carreon, “The Striver” Ronie Ricones, and “The Achiever” Ian Banzon.

R U Tough Enough? Philippines is sponsored by Fisherman’s Friend, G-Shock and Fern-C, supported by venue partner SM City North EDSA, gym partner Gold’s Gym, supporting partners Columbia Sportswear and Mountain Hardwear, as well as cable partners Cablelink, Cignal TV, Destiny Cable, Gsat and SKYcable; and media partners,, Action Asia and Global News Network. 

KIX is available on Cablelink Ch.54, Cignal TV Ch. 133, Destiny Cable Ch.63, Gsat Ch. 18 and SKYcable Ch.63.


Alvin Dizer
Nickname: The Protector
Age: 28
Occupation: Workforce Coordinator

Description: Alvin may be the baby in his family, but he grew up to be their strongest member. He works nights as a graveyard shift workforce coordinator, and spends his days rebuilding his family's home destroyed by a fire. In a year where his family suffered financial troubles, illness and the loss of every material thing that they owned, it is his positive attitude and hard work that has helped them all move on. A true epitome of resilience, he supports not only his parents, but also his niece and cousins so that they may finish school.

Cesar Hinayon Jr.
Nickname: The Unrelenting
Age: 23
Occupation: Fitness Trainer

Description: Cesar may look carefree but he lived a life far from ordinary. Growing up in a broken family, with a rehabilitated father who was once an addict and an alcoholic, he was surrounded by vices that he could have easily succumbed to. He turned to sports to make himself strong. When his beloved grandfather and uncles started passing away one by one, followed eventually by his own father, instead of becoming depressed, once again sports uplifted him so that life can go on.

Cassie Umali
Nickname: The Fighter
Age: 31
Occupation: Events Host

Description: Cassie is determined to win in everything she sets out to do. An aficionado of competitions, she has played in the women's national rugby team and is the current reigning Ms. Gold's Gym. But it was not always easy for her as she was bullied as a child and up until recent was the victim of cyber bullying. As a result, she has built herself to be a strong woman and has even started her own advocacy that teaches women self-defense, so that no woman will ever feel like a victim again.

Ralph David Tiu
Nickname: The Transcendor
Age: 25
Occupation: Businessman

Description: Ralph was literally once a heavy weight. Weighing in at 273 pounds, he was bullied because of his size which caused him to bully others, too. He joined a weight loss reality program to lose all that weight but he had to endure showing his body on national TV to get there. Continuously surrounded by food due to his family's businesses, he has proven that anyone can achieve a healthy lifestyle if they just put their hearts and minds to it.

Lauren Alexi Lim
Nickname: The Defyer
Age: 23
Occupation: Marketing Manager

Description: As a teenager, Lauren was heavy and was bullied because of her size. It was when she nosedived into power lifting, dancing and running, winning competitions weekend after weekend, that she found her inner strength in fitness and was finally able to fight her insecurities and self doubt. When she decided to join the Ironman race with only four months of training, everyone said it was impossible, but she proved them wrong and won it anyway. This is one girl who pushes herself to know no limits.

Jennifer Gabriel
Nickname: The Supermama
Age: 40
Occupation: Police Woman

Description: Jennifer is the only lady escort of President Duterte in Davao City. When she is not doing police work as a full-fledged motorcycle rider of the Highway Patrol or the President, she is either training, winning fitness competitions or doting on her two children whom she tries to do everything with. To her, being a single mom and raising her children alone is tougher than her dangerous job on the street. But she stays strong and never lets her children see her hardships.

Jester Calis
Nickname: The Enforcer
Age: 25
Occupation: Police Officer

Description: Jester grew up in the Cordillera mountains, working in the farm even as a child. He pursued an education in the hopes that he can one day help his parents financially. To earn money for schooling, he would even carry vegetables in the market. He finally left his Igorot people and mountain home to attend to a bigger calling, the cause to serve the nation as a police officer.

Gabriel Carreon
Nickname: The Reborn
Age: 23
Occupation: Fresh Graduate

Description: Gabriel had a tough childhood as it was sometimes a challenge for the family to make financial ends meet. It was the love and hard work of his mother that helped get them by. But a big revelation in his life threw him into a deep depression and it was fitness and his love for his mom that gave him the will to live and the strength to battle his sadness. Now at the top of his game, he is back fighting as he gears up to take is engineering board exam.

Ronie Ricones
Nickname: The Striver
Age: 22
Occupation: Working Student

Description: With so many challenges in his life, Ronie only strives for one thing, to end up as a winner. Growing up without a father who had two other families apart from Ronie's own, he had no choice but to work, even working as a teenage construction worker, to keep himself in school. He is now employed in a restaurant and even does modeling on the side just to keep paying for his schooling. He dreams of the day when he finally graduates and saves enough to open his own restaurant.

Ian Banzon
Nickname: The Achiever
Age: 28
Occupation: Physician and Coach

Description: Ian never does anything half-heartedly. When she sets her mind to something, whether it is to study medicine as a scholar, or to train as an athlete in badminton, water polo, basketball or swimming, she pushes herself to be the best. Growing up with separated parents, sports has helped her cope and mold herself to live with dedication and determination. Sports has also taught her not to waste her potential and make the best of any situation.

Monday, October 3, 2016 Launches Affiliate Program

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The launch will gather various social media influencers, tech and lifestyle bloggers in which they can take part of the event and as well as network with one another. The said Affiliate Program by aims to provide an opportunity for all bloggers or those who have their own website to earn 10% commission whenever they get successful purchases of web hosting

In addition, Affiliates have the chance to win a trip to Hong Kong for two. The promo starts on the day of the launch until January 31, 2017 and the winner will be announced by February 7, 2017.
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