What If Shantal Cuizon Was Gong-ed in TNT

Araw- araw kami nanonood ni Soprano One ng Tawag ng Tanghalan. Segment yun sa It’s Showtime ng ABS-CBN for 2-3 years now. si Janine Berdin ang winner nila last season.

Pinapanood ni Soprano On yun araw-araw. Critical siya sa mga sharp at flat. Pag may ka-choir sila na hindi marunong tumuldok ng nota, binubuhat nila – para umayos ang kanta. Ako naman, pinapanood ko lang siya dahil KAMPEON ang tawag nila sa mga winner nila. Kinikilala ng mga Kampeon ang mga kapwa niya Kampeon.

Quarter finals ngayon; quarter 4 ng season 2019. May mga mahuhusay na nakapasok nasa grand finals gaya nina Elaine Duran at John Mark Saga. May mga di rin ganun kahuhusay pero nakakatungtong ng entablado at nakakahawak ng golden mikropono. Malakas siguro ang swerte nila – puro mga SingTunado ang nakakatapat nila kaya madali lang nilang ma-defend ang kanilang title.

Dito papasok si Shantal Cuizon, isa sa mga quarter finalist ng quarter 4 2019.

Umabot siya hanggang sa 6th day ng Quarter finals, kahit na sintunado siya nung simula nung Tuesday pa lang.

Nakakanta siya ng Saturday kahit na itinatawid niya lang ang performance niya since Day 1.

May hawak pa rin siyang golden mikropono kahit na sablay ang mga birit niya on a daily basis.

Nakalaban pa rin niya sina Violeta at Dior kahit na higit sa tatlo ang off tune notes niya kada round ng quarter finals.

Pinabayaan pa rin siyang magperform kahit na binastos niya sa Twitter si Punong Hurado Louie Ocampo, at nagsisigaw ng HUSTISYA! na parang ilegal vendor na nagrarally sa harap ng Manila City Hall.

Nakapag plastic style – public apology pa siya kahit na inis na inis sa kanya si unkabogable Vice Ganda.

Puro awkward moments ang pag siya na ang kumakanta.

Kasalanan ito ni Gary V at Ogie Alcasid dahil hindi nila ginong si Shantal.

Ryan Bang waiting for a gong signal . Shantal Cuizon praying for a miracle. Louie Ocampo wishing he did not judge this segment.

Ryan Bang waiting for a gong signal . Shantal Cuizon praying for a miracle. Louie Ocampo wishing he did not judge this segment. (photo taken from ABS page)

Kung ako yun, igo-gong ko ilong nun.

Coffee for Breastfeeding Moms from Mother Nurture

After a year and four months, tipid pa rin kami sa gatas. Iba talaga pag breastfed si LO (Little One); tipid na tipid. Mas may pera para sa future.

Hindi parating may gatas si SopranoMom. Sometimes, need pa magstimulate ni baby ng kabilang nipple para lumabas ang kakaunting gatas. Okay lang yun e. Ganun daw talaga sabi ni Doc Alba. Kailangan mong kumayod para kumain, in this case – dumede.

Sabi pa ni Doc, kung ano ang kinakain ng ina, nakakaapekto sa gatas niya. Minsan – napakape si SopranoMom; 3 in 1. Ayun, todo iyak ang bata. Mukhang nalalasahan niya ang pait ng kape. Buti hindi na trauma. Nakaget over na siya nung lumaklak ng 1.5 liters na Nature’s Spring si SopranoMom.

Nakaka-miss daw talaga ang magkape.

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Mother Nurture introduces the first-ever lactation Choco and Coffee mixes in the Philippine for breastfeeding moms. Available in Chocolate and Coffee mixes, the pro-breastfeeding brand has been nurturing Filipino mothers and championing the cause of breastfeeding through their online (FB) stores and resellers.

Lan San Juan-Perez, the woman behind Mother Nurture products, became aware of the challenges in breastfeeding of many Filipino women. After successfully re-lactating to breastfeed her second child, she became an ardent advocate. Lan firmly believes in the many benefits of breastfeeding.

here is a cup

here is a cup

Lan San Juan-Perez

Lan San Juan-Perez

Mother Nurture Choco and Coffee Mixes

Mother Nurture Choco and Coffee Mixes

“Breast milk is the perfect food to give to an infant. It has all the necessary nutrients that they need for immunity and to protect them from common infections.  Breastfed babies are shown to have higher IQ, language ability, visual-motor abilities, emotional and intellectual developments. All these things will benefit children later in life,” Lan explains.

While on her breastfeeding journey, Lan noticed that there were very few local products specifically formulated and deemed safe for pregnant and lactating mothers. This is especially true for Coffee drinks. Although there was Malunggay Coffee available, the labels usually caution pregnant and lactating mothers against drinking them because of the caffeine content.

This encouraged Lan to formulate, develop, and market what we now know today as Mother Nurture products. She believes that Filipino women like herself should be able enjoy luscious chocolate and coffee drinks that are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Lan also added that since breastfeeding women are more careful about the food and drinks they take, they usually miss drinking coffee. Coffee contains caffeine which may cause fussiness in breastfed babies.

Lan’s search for breastfeeding friendly products led her to create her own brand of drink mixtures with carefully selected and locally-sourced ingredients. The Mother Nurture 7in1 Chocomix and 7in1 Coffeemix are packed with breast milk production booster or galactogogues such as Calcium Lactate, Malunggay power and Ashitaba. It also has Gotu Kola, a herb that helps relieve mental fatigue and boost blood circulation. Both products are sweetened with Stevia, a healthy sugar substitute that helps in insulin secretion and is a known antioxidant.

These unique ingredients make Mother Nurture products not only safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. It is also safe for diabetics, hypertensive, acidic and even kids. They are also Halal certified.

Nursing moms are often and tired and hungry. Breastfeeding burns as much as 500-calories, thus it’s no wonder moms have a voracious appetite. Because of their amazing sacrifice for giving birth and nursing mothers deserve as much pampering as possible.

Not diverting from the need to stay healthy, breastfeeding moms need to eat as much healthy and nutritious food to sustain their milk production and energy. As a breastfeeding mom, one should be more aware of the food they take and the possible effect these foods have for their nursing child. The Philippines is abundant in Moringa or Malunggay which is a known milk booster and the main ingredient in Mother Nurture Drink Mixes.

Mother Nurture products are made by a mom for moms. Lan Perez stressed that many Filipino women are struggling to balance having a job and taking care of their families. Those who choose to stay home to focus on their family may still find ways to earn and become mompreneur like herself. She opened her products for online sellers. She currently has more than 150 partner reseller stores, fellow breastfeeding moms and advocates nationwide.

Through her products, she is not only helping fellow mothers enjoy a wonderful breastfeeding journey. She is also empowering women by giving them a chance to earn while taking care of their babies full time. After five years of online entrepreneurship, Mother Nurture is now officially launching products after earning the approval of the FDA.

Mother Nurture Drink Mixes are a delicious and nutritious way to boost breast milk production.

Despite continuous advocacy and information dissemination on the benefits of breastfeeding, Filipino mothers have yet to fully understand and appreciate the wonderful benefits of exclusively breastfeeding their babies.

The 2014 State of the World’s Children report from UNICEF showed that only 34% of Filipino infants 6 months and below were exclusively breastfed. And only 34% of this number continues getting breast milk for two years. Most Filipino mothers choose to provide milk formula for different reasons. Some claimed to be unable to produce breast milk while others consider formula use to be more convenient.

Kwentuhang Toothpaste With @SydneySanggol and Gumtect. #ProtectWithGumtect #AMouthfullAdventure

Hello Champs,

10 months ago, kinukuwentuhan ko ang unborn daughter ko tungkol sa mga toothpaste. Ugali ko nang magkwento sa kanya ng kung anu-anong mga bagay. Sabi kasi sa mga nabasa ko, nakakatalino daw sa mga babies yung ganun.

I was talking to her about brushing her teeth kahit na alam kong hindi pa makukumpleto ang mga ngipin niya until she is seven years old. I was telling her the different brands available on the market. I advised her to use Gumtect kahit hindi ko alam kung sino ang manufacturers ng Gumtect.

I first came across the toothpaste brand after ko magpa oral prophylaxis nung wala na akong braces. ALam mo naman, pag nagpa-braces ka, gagalaw ang buong bibig mo at maiiba alignment ng mga ngipin mo. To support my arranged set of dental whites, dapat – healthy din ang gums; at hindi pwede ang puchu-puchung toothpaste. Hindi pwede yung mga mababango lang sa hininga. Dapat, yung may special formulation para maalagaan at matulungan mag regenerate ang gums na susuporta sa ngipin.

Dun ko nakita ang Gumtect.

Uy Gumtect!

Uy Gumtect!

Sa mga ayaw mahirapan sa pag-Google, Oral Prophylaxis simply means paglinis ng ngipin with your dentist. Libre yun sa health card mo twice a year.

Last week, I was lucky enough to join a food crawl sa Maginhawa para masubukan ang iba’t ibang lasa at sensation sa bibig. Hindi ito first time para sa atin. Araw-araw tayong nakaka-experience ng mainit na sabaw, malamig na dessert, at matitigas na pagkain. Hindi rin nawawala sa atin ang matatamis.

Lahat nang yun – nakaaapekto sa kundisyon ng ating bibig.

And of course kailangan natin ng partners na malupit para alagaan ang ating gilagid.

Hindi na ako magpapaikot-ikot sa kwento dahil nasabi ko na ang gusto ko sabihin. Enjoy the pictures and videos na lang, dear champions.

Malamig na Dessert

Malamig na Dessert

matamis na cake

matamis na cake

matigas na karne

matigas na karne

Cold Ice

Cold Ice

Kramer Video Bomb

Kramer Video Bomb

mainit na sabaw

mainit na sabaw

Oo nga pala, may commercial sino Doug at Cheska ng Team Kramer. Pagtawanan natin yung mga pasigaw-sigaw nila.

 

with Gumshield Plus.

Kita kits sa next adventure!

#AyokoNgPlastik movement by WWF-Philippines and Ayala Malls.

Uniting under the call to end plastic pollution, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, together with Ayala Malls and other partner corporations, officially launched the #AyokoNgPlastik movement at Glorietta 2 Activity Center.

With eight million tons of plastic ending up in oceans every year, the Philippines ranks as the world’s third plastic polluter of oceans. The #AyokoNgPlastik movement hopes to address these alarming facts by bringing together companies, individuals, and other sectors to minimize and eventually put a stop to single-use plastics such as straws, bags, bottles, and cups. Refusing these is a simple yet strong first step that individuals can take to commit to a sustainable lifestyle, especially since the harm that these materials cause directly affect humans.

“Plastic pollution is a serious threat not only to marine life but to human life as well. Plastics don’t completely degenerate and just break down into small pieces ─ microplastics ─ which are ingested by the fish that we eat. The possibility of plastics ending up on dinner plates is a serious concern and a health hazard,” said Joel Palma, WWF-Philippines President and CEO.

The movement is one of the major projects of WWF-Philippines this year. Initiated by its Next Generation Council (NGC), the goal is to raise awareness and encourage individuals to live more consciously and for businesses to operate more sustainably. Introduced during the event, the NGC is made up of young movers and shakers who heeded the call to spread WWF-Philippines’ conservation thrusts. Headed by The Net Group Chair Raymond Rufino, members include television host and columnist Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, Philux COO Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez, Magsaysay Transport and Logistics COO Jesse Maxwell, Teach for the Philippines CEO Clarissa Delgado, The Moment Group Co-Founder and Creative Director Abba Napa, and former WWF-Philippines National Youth Council Chairperson Alexa Cancio.

“Driven by deep concern, every member of the NGC is volunteering time, energy and resources to reduce single-use plastic pollution in the country.  The challenge is daunting but we are determined and committed,” stated Rufino.

Ayala Malls, one of the biggest shopping mall developers in the Philippines, has also expressed support for the movement. As part of the Ayala group of companies (recognized by the United Nations as a sustainable development pioneer), Ayala Malls is committed to driving sustainable business and living practices across their many developments.

“Sustainability has long been a priority for Ayala Malls and we’re especially proud to have the chance to continue the momentum with WWF. We launched our initial campaign in 2009, with the aim to bring focus to the importance of sustainable living, and last year we established our intent for no plastic shopping bags across Ayala Malls. We are thrilled to have found a partner in WWF for #AyokoNgPlastik campaign, as we work together for a more sustainable future for the Philippines,” said Mariana Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Malls Deputy Head.

In addition to Ayala Malls, other official partners of the #AyokoNgPlastik movement present during the event include National Geographic, Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, Bo’s Coffee, Corkcicle, Coffee Project, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Puerto Pension Inn, foodpanda, HSBC, Impact Hub Manila, IVO, The Lind Boracay, The Moment Group, Toby’s Estate, CIBO, and CNN-Philippines.

“We’re very grateful to have a number of companies join the movement this early on. With their involvement, it makes it easier for Filipinos to veer away from plastic and choose a sustainable alternative instead. We’re hoping to get more partners to participate in this cause,” Palma remarked.

WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez, who hosted the kickoff event, both stressed the importance of every Filipino’s participation in the movement and how this can contribute to positive environmental change by stating how cleaning up oceans and coastlines is essential in restoring marine life and reiterating the importance of preventing pollutants from entering the oceans.

“We’re very happy to see the growing number of people interested in beach cleanups. Now the challenge we must all take is to go beyond the beach and do whatever it takes to reduce our own carbon footprint,” Fernandez said.

“The amount of trash being collected during cleanups is just unimaginable. Everyone needs to realize that our trash is never actually gone and just ends up somewhere else. We need to be responsible travelers and consumers and avoid single-use plastics and recycle what we can,” Nelson added.

If production and usage of plastic remain unchanged, experts predict that there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Everyone is invited to take part in the #AyokoNgPlastik movement and can find more details through WWF-Philippines’ social media pages or the official #AyokoNgPlastik Facebook group, which now has almost 3,000 members since its launch 2 months ago.

WWF National Ambassadors Rovilson Fernandez, Iza Calzado, and Marc Nelson wearing #AyokoNgPlastik shirts, which are available from October 16 to 21 at Trinoma and Glorietta

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Ferdinand Bondoy
Regional Integration and Executive Director
ferdinand.bondoy@comco-hq.com

Mr. Harvey Llamosa
Senior Executive Projects Associate
harvey.llamosa@comco-hq.com

 

About WWF

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF-Philippines has been working as a national organization of the WWF network since 1997. As the 26th national organization in the WWF network, WWF-Philippines is successfully implementing various conservation projects to help protect some of the most biologically-significant ecosystems in Asia.

 

WWF-Philippines’ President and CEO Joel Palma discussing the effects of single-use plastics (WWF-Philippines / Josh Alibcag)

 

WWF-PH Next Generation Council together with WWF-PH National Ambassadors Marc Nelson (extreme left) and Rovilson Fernandez (extreme right) (WWF-Philippines / Josh Alibcag)

WWF-PH National Ambassadors Rovilson Fernandez and Marc Nelson discussing the #AyokoNgPlastik movement (WWF-Philippines / Josh Alibcag)

 

WWF-PH National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez together with WWF-PH Next Generation Council Member Stephanie Zubiri (WWF-Philippines / Josh Alibcag)

 

Chi-chi, the Panda (WWF-Philippines / Josh Alibcag)

 

Ayala Malls Deputy Head Mariana Zobel de Ayala talks about the #AyokoNgPlastik partnership between WWF-PH and Ayala Malls (WWF-Philippines / Josh Alibcag)