Welch’s celebrates 150 years of ‘sharing what’s good’ and advocating for healthier nutritional choices

For 150 years, Welch’s has brought to millions of homes around the world the natural goodness of grape juice. In the Philippines, the Welch’s brand is synonymous to sharing to loved ones – from parents to kids, from grandparents to grandkids, from friends to neighbors – only the best that nature can offer.

In celebration of this milestone, Welch’s once again reminds consumers – especially the moms – the value of making better choices at home and how wise decisions on nutrition can impact the family’s overall health and well-being.

“Welch’s is an advocate of better nutritional choices for families all over the world. To celebrate its 150 years, we continue the tradition of encouraging more people to lead a healthy lifestyle, and it starts with the food and beverage that we consume,” says Erika Rodriguez, VP for Marketing of Gemco, the Philippine marketing agent of Welch’s International.  “Even amidst our busy lifestyle, moms must make sure that our family – especially the growing kids – only get the best when it comes to nutrition.”

On the part of its Philippine distributor, Fly Ace Corporation, President Lucio ‘Jun’ Cochanco Jr. said that they are proud to carry Welch’s as it is not only a heritage brand but also one that is popular among Filipino families.  “We celebrate with Welch’s as it marks 150 years. It is a product that we are proud of since it is well loved because of its nutritional values and the natural goodness that it gives to consumers. Moving forward, we want more Filipinos to share in the joy of drinking Welch’s together especially during special occasions and family moments.”

Over 900 family farmer-owned vineyards across America put their heart into the product. As such, opening a bottle of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is like unleashing the power of ‘purple’ in every sip.  Unlike other beverages that contain huge amounts of sugar and artificial coloring, Welch’s is vitamin-packed and 100% natural.

Scientific studies show that grape juice made from Concord grapes contain natural sugars but compared with other forms of sugar, sugars in grapes are considered to be low in the glycemic index. Thus, grape (or grape juice in this case) is unlikely to raise one’s blood sugar significantly. Moms need not worry as the nutritional benefits of consuming grapes is made more convenient by just consuming a glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice.

“Each bottle of Welch’s is made from Concord grapes, assuring moms that they give their kids a large, concentrated amount of polyphenols which a natural plant nutrient that plays a key role in supporting a healthy heart.  These same polyphenols contribute to the antioxidant power of 100% grape juice,” adds Erika. 

To illustrate, Welch’s juice uses the entire Concord grape – skin, seeds and all – to release the plant’s true polyphenol power. In fact, at least 20 grapes are squeezed into each 4-ounce glass.  Imagine the vitamins and minerals in each glass of Welch’s that has nurtured generations of families not only in the Philippines but all over the world.

For more information about the 150 years of Welch’s and how to know the different ways to enjoy 100% natural grape juice, visit http://www.welchs.com or follow Welch’s PH in Facebook and IG. Welch’s fruit drinks and snacks are distributed by Fly Ace Corporation and available in leading retail stores nationwide.

Save the Children Philippines urges communities and parents to step up drive against dengue

Save the Children Philippines has raised concern against the drastic increase in the number of dengue cases, most of them children aged 6 to 9.

Lawyer Albert Muyot, Save the Children Philippines chief executive officer, called on local health authorities to intensify the information campaigns about dengue and lead regular cleanliness drives in schools, communities, and places where people congregate.

“We appeal to local governments to strengthen measures to prevent spread of dengue virus in their communities through clean-up drives and raising awareness of parents on early signs of dengue, particularly among children,” said Muyot.

Between January to June this year, the reported dengue cases increased by 85 percent year on year to 106,630, with a total of 456 deaths. Most affected were children aged 6 to 9.

The group raised concern on the increase of cases by more than 280 percent in Western Visayas or Region 6, as compared to last year, while provinces in Albay and Zamboanga City also reported drastic increases in the number of dengue cases.

Muyot said children are the most affected by the dengue virus because they are physically fragile and exposed to mosquitoes carrying dengue virus while in schools and at play in communities.

The group works with health officers in deprived communities in Caloocan, Navotas and Malabon to improve health and nutrition of children. Similar programs are also being implemented in conflict affected areas in Mindanao.

Dr. Amado Parawan, health and nutrition advisor of Save the Children Philippines advised mothers and parents not to ignore early signs of dengue including high fever.

“Any cases of fever should be reported,” said Dr. Parawan. He emphasized that “early consultation is the key to saving lives during a dengue outbreak.”

Dr. Parawan advised the public to follow the 4-S campaign of Department of Health to prevent dengue virus. These are: Search and destroy mosquito-breeding sites, secure Self-protection measures like wearing long pants and long sleeved shirts and daily use of mosquito repellent, Seek early consultation, and Support fogging/spraying only in hotspot areas where increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.

To prevent dengue virus from affecting children, Dr. Parawan gave health tips to mothers:

1.     Bring your child who has a fever for two days to the nearest health center or clinic immediate consultation, management and referral.

2.     Do not insist on home care or self-medication.

3.     Avoid crowded places.

4.     If you must visit a friend or relative in the hospitals, please do not bring your children

5.     Children must wear long pants and long sleeves shirt including those in schools

6.     Use mosquito repellent everyday

7.     Support spraying/fogging in the community

Lamudi Launches Affordable Housing Fair in Glorietta 2019

From property seekers to real estate professionals, Lamudi’s Affordable Housing Fair was a roaring success. It united all groups from the real estate industry to an event filled with knowledge and opportunity for all.

After a successful event at Trinoma, Lamudi continued its Housing Fair series and brought it to Glorietta with a two-day Affordable Housing Fair, from July 20 to 21, 2019.

The event, now in its third year, was supported by several exhibitors, showcasing their offers and properties. The exhibitors were the following:

  • Aspire by Filinvest
  • Ayala Residential Group
  • Calmar Land Development Corporation
  • Camella Homes
  • CDC Holdings, Inc.
  • Empire East
  • Food Panda
  • Futura Homes by Filinvest
  • Grand Monaco
  • Hausland Development Corporation
  • Megaworld Prime RFO
  • Pag-IBIG Fund
  • PA Properties
  • Phinma Properties
  • Politan- Agpasa Engineering and Architectural Design
  • RCD Land
  • UnionBank Credit Cards
  • United Coconut Planters Bank

The emphasis of the event was getting affordable housing for property seekers, hence the title of the fair, which is the Affordable Housing Fair. Affordability in the real estate industry is what a lot of keynote speakers and exhibitors focused on in the event.

The fair had all sorts of seminars relevant to the theme presented by esteemed speakers from a variety of places. Aside from workshops, there were plenty of booths, training, as well as an escape room called “Unlock Your Dream Home” for attendees to try.

Home-Buying Seminar for Aspiring New Homeowners

Lamudi Affordable Housing Fair held a free home-buying seminar for aspiring new homeowners. The lesson covers all the basics that they need to know before or during the home-buying process.

This talk was one that aspiring homeowners didn’t want to miss.

On that note, Pag-IBIG Fund representatives were also present to give a talk on their End-User Housing or Financing Program, which is useful for new or aspiring homeowners.

Pag-IBIG Fund End-User Housing Program Talk

The End-User Home Financing Program by Pag-IBIG Fund aims to help aspiring homeowners finance their new home. The loan can reach up to about six million Philippines Peso, depending on a couple of factors like desired loan amount, actual need, loan entitlement, and more.

The Financing Program doesn’t only cover new homeowners. There are plenty of other eligible loan purposes that the financing program can help interested loan applicants. For example, you can use it to refinance an existing house loan or for financing home improvement projects.

If you’re interested in applying for Pag-IBIG Fund’s financing program, then you can go to their website and log on to get an appointment set for you.

The Bloomfields

The Bloomfields is a four-piece roll ‘n’ roll band composed of highly qualified musicians with over a decade of experience in providing high energy live performances all over Metro Manila and abroad.

They play cover songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 90, and most notably known for their outstanding renditions of Beatles Music, as well as upbeat tunes that’s sure to liven up any occasion.

We are writing to share our band profile and repertoire list in case you have requirements for musicians and entertainer providers for your events this year. The band is frequently commissioned to play for corporate events, weddings, marketing launches and private parties.  If we can be of service to your company, please get in touch with us thebloomfieldmusic@gmail.com or at +63917-5007010.

To know more about the band and to see some of our live performances, click the links below


The Bloomfields Live – Rock n Roll Medley

The Bloomfields – Beatles Medley

Unlimited Premium Steak and Heineken Draught Beer at Pan Pacific Manila

Pan Pacific Manila in partnership with Heineken Philippines offers an indulgent pairing of steak and beer entitled “STEAKOUT: Steak and Beer Dinner Buffet” atPacific Lounge on Saturday, July 27, 2019 for only Php 1,500 net per person.

The highlight of the dinner buffet is our carving of Slow Roast US Prime Rib with Mini Yorkshire Pudding, Baked Potatoes and condiments served with Peppercorn Sauce and Au Jus. The culinary team also prepares steakhouse classics such as Herb Marinated Beef Tenderloin Medallion, Flank SteakFlat Iron SteakStrip Steak, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs to be complemented with delicious Spanish tapas including Lengua de Buey y Pinchos de Ajo(braised ox tongue skewers with pickled garlic), Chorizo a la Jillo Banderillas (mini chorizo and chili skewers), Chicharrones de Cadiz con Papaya en Escabeche (crispy herbed pork cracklings with pickled papaya), Terrina de Calabaza y Espinacas (pumpkin and spinach terrine) and more.

Epicurean diners will experience the “signature Heineken pour” with with Open Tap of Heineken Draught Beer served from their signature blade.

Pacific Lounge is located on the 21st floor, Pan Pacific Manila, M. Adriatico cor. Gen Malvar Sts. Malate. For reservations, please contact (02) 318 0788 or email dining.ppmnl@panpacific.com. Price is subject to change without prior notice.

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Save the Children Philippines calls for stronger disaster preparedness for kids

Save the Children Philippines has called for the strengthening of disaster preparedness in schools and communities as children face the highest risks of death, injury and disease in times of emergencies.

Lawyer Albert Muyot, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Save the Children Philippines said local governments should invest in building resilience of children as part of climate change adaptation strategy.

The Philippines ranks third on the list of the 171 disaster-prone countries, next to the island-nations of Vanuatu and Toga, according to the World Risk Report of 2018.

Globally, there are 535 Million children, or one in four living in countries prone to disasters.

July is declared as National Disaster Resilience Month to raise awareness on the need for building resilience across national and local levels.

Muyot said children’s rights to proper healthcare, access to education and protection from violence must be ensured at all times, especially during emergencies.

“Disasters such as earthquakes, massive flooding and severe typhoons take a heavy toll on children’s lives, particularly those in deprived and marginalized situations,” he said.

Save the Children Philippines partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the implementation of Education Safe from Disasters that puts in place and automate a management information system for disaster preparedness in all public schools.

Muyot said child protection and child participation should be at the core of disaster preparedness systems in schools and communities.

Save the Children Philippines advocated the passage of Republic Act 10821 or the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act that directs national and local government agencies to implement and sustain comprehensive emergency program to protect children from disasters and emergencies.

The law prioritizes the protection of children, pregnant and lactating mothers during disaster and emergency situations. It also prevents the prolonged use of schools as evacuation centers to allow children to resume classes.

More than 11 million school children have been affected by major disasters from 2007 to 2012, based on figures from DepEd.

Muyot said schools and local authorities should integrate children’s rights to participate in developing policies that affect them, including disaster preparedness.

Save the Children Philippines pioneered a disaster resilience program for child survivors of typhoon Yolanda through the Batang Empowered and Resilient Team (Team of Empowered and Resilient Children).

The program helps children know the difference between risks and hazards at home and in schools.  It also teaches them what to do before, during and after a disaster which include bringing of essential things such as water and flashlights in the go-bag.

More than 3,000 child facilitators have been trained under the BERT program which started in the Yolanda hit provinces in the Visayas.

At least 6,555 children in remote areas in Mindanao who are vulnerable to disasters and impact of armed conflict were also trained as BERT child facilitators.

“One of the core principles of children’s rights is to be heard on matters that affect them including drafting disaster preparedness plans,” said Muyot.

HIS and HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler.

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Mekong Gaming Summit, 10-11 September – Phnom Penh; 11-12 September – Sihanoukville

Asia Gaming Brief is delighted to confirm that the Ministry of Economy and Finance Secretary of State, H.E. Nguon Sokha, will give the opening address at the much-anticipated Mekong Gaming Summit in September.

The conference is due to take place at the Sofitel Phnom Penh from 10-11 September and has the full support of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF), one of the agencies responsible for gaming regulation, along with the Ministry of the Interior. Both will eventually form the Gaming Management Committee to implement and oversee the Kingdom’s new gaming legislation.

H.E. Mey Vann, director general of the MOEF, will also be speaking at the summit, and we expect to shortly also confirm the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations of Myanmar.

In addition to these addresses from government officials, the summit will provide investing and market perspectives on the land-based and online gaming opportunities in the key markets of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

Other highlights of the event include a special gala cocktail reception hosted by the capital’s premier casino and entertainment resort – NagaWorld – on the evening of Tuesday 10th September. Delegates will also be able to meet companies able to assist in setting up their businesses in the region at a table-top exhibition space in the Sofitel Grand Ballroom foyer.

Immediately following the conference, there will be an optional tour to Sihanoukville for those who would like to see the sheer scale of development in Asia’s new gambling mecca for themselves.

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To enquire about these, get in touch with the organizers at Asia Gaming Brief via events@agbrief.com to talk about how you can get involved.

Early bird pricing for delegates is available until 19 July, 2019.

Mekong Gaming Summit – https://www.mekonggamingsummit.com/

Asia Gaming Brief – https://agbrief.com/


This month, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, jazzes up their wardrobe staple with a cool new vibe.

For this collection, Zilingo played with fabrics using bold and fresh colorways, and infused touches of mustard, lime and blush to match their primary palette of blues, reds, and whites.

The brand answers the call of the rainy season with pullovers, bomber jackets, windbreakers and hoodies paired with relaxed trousers and denim, offering the perfect ensemble for any time of the day.

“These pieces are perfect for the erratic weather of the Philippines, and we hope to provide our customers with fashion essentials that marry style and comfort,”  says Edryan Lorenzo, PR and Influencer Marketing Manager,  Zilingo Philippines.

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

“Aside from trendy pieces to match the season, customers can look forward to great discounts of up to 80% off on selected items. They can also get their hands on this season’s hot picks any time and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery. Access to fashion has never been easier,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business – from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over four million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 500 staff covering 20 different nationalities.

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com

Powertrends, the longest running energy exhibition in the Philippines

Organized since 1995 by Leverage International, in cooperation with the Department of Energy will be held on September 3-4 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. This two day event themed “The Trends Shaping Renewable Energy” features an international exhibition,abusiness conference, networking cocktail and technical workshops. These are unique platforms for delivering expertise, bringing theory and practice together as well as offering an amazing opportunity to network with the most important people in the energy industry.

The Philippine energy sector is poised for transformation. There is a fast growing electricity demand resulting from the Build BuildBuild Program of the President. Along with the other 10 member countries of ASEAN, the Philippines is on track to make solar and other renewables account for 23% of the region’s total primary energy supply by 2025. The Philippine government is working to improve policies and investment framework for clean energy.

In line with these developments, Powertrends provides the platform for bringing together the players in these fields in one big gathering- where energy professionals and practitioners together with policy and lawmakers will assemble to exchange knowledge and build business relationships.

The international exhibition will showcase the latest in technologies for generating, transmitting, distributing and using power and electricity. It will also feature the latest innovations in electric vehicle, hybrids and others.

The conference agenda will cover the following major challenges and developments faced by the energy industry as it strives to achieve national independence and sustainability while riding through the wave of innovations: a new and transparent Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program  (PCECP) that allows local and international exploration companies to develop and utilize indigenous petroleum resources under a service contract with the  government; the new Philippine Electricity Market Memorandum by the Philippine Electricity Market Operator; the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act signed into law last May which institutionalizes energy efficiency and conservation, enhancing the efficient use of energy and granting incentives to energy efficiency and conservation projects in the country; LNG as the key to energy sustainability; renewed promotion of the geothermal industry; and the resurrection of the nuclear interest.

The 1st Philippine Floating Solar Forum 2019 will beco-located with Powertrends.The event will gather technology experts, project developers and practitioners, regulatory agencies, development agencies, local and foreign investors to impart knowledge, experiences and best practices on the floating solar technology and to discuss among experts the critical formulation and changes on the regulatory policies.

For more information, visit http://powertrendsexpo.com. Interested parties may contact 8186828 or 8101389 or e-mail: leverage@leverageinternational.com.

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