Tuesday, February 28, 2017

8th Years of Earth Day Run Celebrates Environmental Advocacy from National Geographic

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth.” ~Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines

April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment. The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

Most of the other runs that i had covered mostly are runs for fitness sake but Earth Day Run primarily is a run to help save the environment. Because its pretty obvious that we need nature to save and provides us with a lot of benefits such as our source of food, source of water, source of energy... and the most important thing is the the source of air we breathe.

At Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With the hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

This year’s new participants can also join in the celebrations for Earth Day Run’s eighth anniversary by visiting the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learning about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or “Gift of Life” village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at natgeoearthdayrun.com and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.

About The National Geographic Channels International 
National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo Mundo. 

Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S., which is a joint venture of NGV and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com 

About FOX Networks Group 
FOX Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; Fox Sports Media Group, and National Geographic Partners. Together these units create, program and distribute on a worldwide basis much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Discover the flavorful difference of cooking with Sarsaya Oyster Sauce

“Kakaiba dahil lasang oyster na oyster!” ~Mr. Coco Martin
February 23, 2017, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation organized a press conference at Madison 101 Hotel + Tower the launch of its newest product, Sarsaya Oyster Sauce, and celebrity endorser, Mr. Coco Martin. Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is concentrated from real oysters, complete with seasonings to provide a delicious blend of savory, sweet and salty taste to any dish.
“Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is a unique brand of oyster sauce that is created to suit Filipino taste and preference, making many Filipino dishes like ginisang kangkong and adobo more flavorful and delicious.” ~Pen Alvina, Ajinomoto’s Category Manager for Menu Seasonings

During the event, a live cooking demonstration and cook-off was facilitated by Chef Mcrhyan Rodrigo, together with my 2 co-bloggers Macy Santos and Tina Perez. Chef Mac cooked Filipino favorites Ginisarsayang Kangkong with Tokwa and his own recipe, Thai-style Stir Fried Chicken using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce. Guests were also invited to participate in a cook-off, where they discovered the convenience of using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce to turn ordinary dishes extra special and flavorful.

The Primetime King, Mr. Coco Martin, was chosen to endorse Sarsaya Oyster Sauce. Aside from being a big fan of his grandmother’s cooking, Coco graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Coco claimed,  He loved how Sarsaya Oyster Sauce can add that delicious and authentic oyster flavor that truly enhances simple dishes.

Here are some of our all time Pinoy  favorite delicious recipe's you can make with Sarsaya Oyster Sauce:

Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is available in 30g pack and 156g stand-up pouch. Also try Sarsaya Sweet and Sour Sauce, available in 200g stand-up pouch, for a delicious blend of pineapple and tomato flavor.


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto “Eat Well, Live Well.” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NOMOTO.

Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG Cube, Ajinomoto Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY SEASONED CRUMBS, TASTY BOY All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO Seasoning Mix, SARSAYA Oyster and Sweet and Sour Sauce and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

HONDA CLICK 150i “Unlock the Ultimate Ride”

The All-New Honda Click150i is the biggest addition to the scooter line-up of Honda, from 110cc to 125cc, and now a trailblazing 150cc displacement. The All-New Click150i sports outstanding features and a powerful, liquid-cooled 150cc SOHC engine. It features stylish and exclusive design with premium matte finish and distinctive sporty stripes.

Manila, 25 February 2017 – Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) celebrates the best of Honda Gen-S in the biggest gathering of scooter riders. Now on its second year, the Honda Scooter Fest is amplifying the joy of riding through a series of activities that give riders the opportunity to experience the excellence and innovation of Honda. 

HPI is committed to elevating the performance of all riders by creating new technologies that push the boundaries of human imagination. Thus, it launched the Honda Scooter Fest as its annual event for scooter riders who are passionate about style, safety, and performance that the Gen-S brand embodies. 

Today’s festivities kick off at the Solaire Resort and Casino. Rooted in its theme “Unlock the Ultimate Ride,” this year’s Honda Scooter Fest features special activities such as Honda Gen-S motorcade and Spot My Ride Honda Scooter Accessorizing Contest, among others. But the most exciting revelation today is the launch of the ultimate Gen-S Scooter, the All-New Honda Click150i. It is Honda’s flagship scooter that has the highest displacement among the existing Gen-S Scooter models: the Click125i, the all-new BeAT, and the Zoomer-X.  

At the core of the All-New Honda Click150i is the advanced Honda Smart Technology that promises safety and fuel efficiency. Its 150cc engine is infused with Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) that produces lower emission, and an ACG starter that delivers smooth engine performance. Activating its Idling Stop System (ISS) will give riders far and better mileage, while its Combined Braking System will provide proper tension to the scooter’s front and rear brakes for optimal braking. It also has an ample space for storing luggage and full-face helmet with its 18 liter U-Box compartment. Its dual-keen headlight, stylish taillight, tubeless tires, and digital meter panel add to its dynamic appeal and kingly stature. 

The All-New Click150i also features an advanced Answer Back System that allows the rider to find this scooter with ease. By simply pressing the button of the key remote, the scooter will respond in either one of three different tones, and blink with a light signal. 

Ultimately, the crowning glory of the All-New Honda Click150i is its overall build that exhibits sophisticated design and features, and gives the rider confidence to conquer the road. 

“We at Honda are embracing the evolution that moves us forward to the future. The Gen-S riders are always at the helm of all things new. We share their interest and thirst for ingenuity that shapes our world today and tomorrow.” ~Mr. Daiki Mihara, HPI President

Mr. Daiki Mihara is optimistic about the introduction of the All-New Honda Click150i to the young generation of riders, citing HPI’s passion for excellence and solid commitment to share the joy of riding to all Gen-S riders. Inspired by creativity, style and innovation.

President Mihara is confident that the addition of the All-New Honda Click150i to the Gen-S line-up will increase the market leadership of HPI in the AT and Sports Motorcycle categories. 
The All-New Honda Click150i is available in:
Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic
Matte Jasper Brown Metallic
Matte Ion Blue Metallic

Available in all Honda 3S Shops nationwide, an SRP of P89,900.
For more details, visit www.hondaph.com today or visit a Honda dealer near you. 


"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with NUTRITION." ~Thomas Edison

HEALING THAT CARES. Treat the ROOT cause of diseases by healing body mind spirit with the best approaches from around the world towards holistic healing.

Integrative Medicine is the smart integration of conventional medicine and evidence based alternative medicine. They help you in optimizing your health not relieve the symptoms.

Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time it comes from peace of mind, peace int he heart, peace of soul. It comes from laughter and love.

Let's end chronic diseases by treating the root cause. We can help one another to be happy, healthy and whole through holistic approach! Learn how to stop migraines and low immunity. Reverse cancer, diabetes or hypertension through natural approaches. Know more about the correct cleansing and detox programs. Be guided in recipes, nutrition and health. 

Take charge of your own health and be your own doctor. Your body is your most prized possession, so take the best care of it!

Healing that cares inspired Dr. Imelda "Meddie" Edodollon, MT, MD, NMD in going into integrative medicine - a medical approach different from the conventional one that Filipinos are used to.
"In the field of medicine, being healthy does not mean the absence of disease. Being healthy means that one achieved a balance of everything, integrative medicine takes a holistic approach which means that everything about a patient is being treated –their mind, body and soul. It is so encompassing diagnosing a patient can take at least an hour. This field of medical science combines the use of conventional medicine, traditional medicine, herbal medicine, proper and monitored diet, lifestyle modification, psychological analysis and many other approaches depending on the condition of a patient. It establishes that sickness may be brought about by many factors such as medical background, emotional problems, improper diet, constant stress, mental conditions and even environmental conditions." ~Dr. Imelda "Meddie" Edodollon, MT, MD, NMD
Dra. Meddie, who has been a medical practitioner for the past eight years, believes that integrative medicine is best approach in healing the whole person – not just the body, but the person's mind and soul as well. Her strong desire to make a difference made her establish the Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC), which combines the best practices of both conventional and alternative medicine on
top of her compassionate approach in handling patients.

Dra. Meddie started practicing integrative medicine in 2012 and established HICC in 2015 to cater to the needs of clients or patients who have had long-standing, seemingly incurable illnesses which remained unresolved by standard medical practice and procedures. She spent time in studying many treatment methods and various medical institutions abroad offering alternative medical studies.

She opted to focus on HICC after personally witnessing how integrative medicine saved her father's life after he suffered from multiple organ failure (lungs, heart and kidney failure). Like many who refuse to give up on their loved ones, Dra. Meddie searched for a cure for her father's apparently hopeless situation. Her search led her to integrative medicine, which in turn resulted in her father's survival. He not only survived, but his condition improved and is still improving as of this time.

Since then, Dra. Meddie practiced integrative medicine which is governed by several international protocols. In fact, she is the only Filipino doctor who is recognized by the Gerson Institute in San Diego, California – an institution that introduces a kind of alternative therapy that cures cancer and other chronic diseases. She is also among one of the few medical integrative medicine practitioners in the Philippines, who offer patients a better quality of and a disease-free life.

For more details about HICC and how integrative medicine can change patient's lives, please
Jasper "Jay Mante" Maguiguad
HICC PR and Communications Head
0916-9175054 / 0918-4641137
Holistic Integrative Care Center
UG 11, CPT Condominiun, Calle Estacion, Brgy Pio Del Pilar, Makati City

What is Nutriment?
Nutriment is the flagship nutrition services campaign of HICC composed of different programs promoting plant-based diet for the center's clients.

It comes from the combination of two words:
Nutrition and Department

The Chief Chef

Chef Arlene Clemente leads HICC's Nutriment campaign. A certified "Holistic Chef", she finished her BA Hotel and Restaurant Management degree with cum laude honors at Baliuag University in Bulacan. She also pursued further studies in Raw Food Culinary Arts in Bali, Indonesia. Chef Arlene is passionate in her craft, and outstanding in her field earning her the lead position for HICC Nutriment.

Nutriment Projects
  • In-House Menu
  • Home Based Workshop
  • Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition
In-House Menu
  • a menu listing Nutriment's nutritious, delicious and enticing plant-based food products that clients can consume during treatment services while within HICC premises or as takeout meals to be enjoyed at home a customized menu can be made available
  • depending on a client's specific condition or needs, fulfilling the center’s slogan “Providing Healing that Cares” through recommended food nutrition

Home-Based Workshop
  • A specially-made workshop done in a client’s home that allows clients to learn the benefits of shifting to plant-based diets for them and their loved ones
  • HICC believes that education is the key to achieving excellent health through proper nutrition

Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition Package
Good for 1 person (Target Participants Minimum of 5 Pax) ₱1,500.00
  1. 3-5 hour workshop and discussions
  2. food supplies demo (1 recipe for one set meal – appetizer/salad, main dish and drinks
  3. recipes, manuals, complimentary apron
  4. certificate of participation

Holistic Approach Nutriment Edition Package Workshop Theme
First Sunday: Filipino Cuisine
Second Sunday: Oriental Cuisine
Third Sunday: Mediterrean Cuisine
Fourth Sunday: Western Cuisine
Fifth Sunday: Best of Both Worlds
Starts March 5, 2017 @ HICC Studio

Stemtech Philippines, Inc.

Stemtech Philippines was launched last September 19, 2009 as a branch of Stemtech International, Inc. in Florida, U.S.A. More than a thousand distributors, local and foreign gathered and witnessed the event graced by Stemtech CEO Ray Carter. The event proved to be a success with the signing up eventually of more than 2000 distributors in the next year to come.

The office is well supported with an excellent computer system that allows our distributors to do remote business transaction from ordering to checking their genealogy. At Stemtech, we do not sell our products in stores. Instead, we pay Independent Business Partners – people just like you – to help share our products and income opportunity with others. Our global Distributor team includes people from all walks of life – students, doctors, retirees and at-home parents alike enjoy the benefits of the Stemtech opportunity.

We provide our business partners with the opportunity to earn residual income and the chance to create a future with more choice, more freedom and more of the things that they desire!

Aside from the income, independent business partners will have chances to enjoy life through the incentives and promotions the company introduce from time to time.
More and more Filipino began to benefit from StemEnhance and many also enjoyed the extra earnings as a business partner. Their amazing stories are widely varied from clarity of mind to cardiovascular health and many others. This just shows how Stemtech changes lives and how Stem Enhance improves the quality of life.

With the popularity of Stem Cell Theory, many broadsheets begin to write about this putting
StemTech in the limelight. An example of this is an article by columnist Barbara Gonzalez: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=593870>

StemEnhance is an important part of daily adult stem cell nutrition

Stemtech’s flagship product, StemEnhance, is the world's first all-natural supplement documented to support the release of adult stem cells from bone marrow. In a clinical study this extraordinary supplement increased the number of circulating adult stem cells by approximately 3-4 million. 

StemEnhance is composed of a patented all-natural concentrate of an edible aquatic botanical known as Aphanizomenon Flos-aquae (AFA) that includes naturally-occurring Mobilin. AFA grows naturally in a pristine environment in the Northwestern United States.

The Ultimate in Cellular Renewal
The process of cellular regeneration is essential to helping you maintain optimum health. Factors such as daily exposure to environmental toxins, physical activity, poor diet, stress and the aging process may cause a decline in your body’s ability to renew itself - putting your wellness at stake. What you need is a natural supplement that supports the natural release of adult stem cells from your bone marrow - StemEnhance is designed to do just that!

An Extraordinary Supplement
StemEnhance is different from traditional multivitamins that work by supplying nourishment to old cells. Instead, StemEnhance supports the natural release of adult stem cells, the “master” cells that maintain tissue by transforming themselves into healthy new cells. This may help you maintain universal health and give you the edge you need to feel your best. Information about product features and benefits may be found on our Product Fact Page. 

The Scientific Study
As shown in this chart, taking just 3 capsules of StemEnhance supports an increase in the number of naturally released adult stem cells circulating in the blood stream. That's equivalent to about 3 or 4 million new adult stem cells in ciruculation - making StemEnhance one of the greatest wellness discoveries of our time! In case you'd like to verify the increase, it was clearly documented in a double-blind, placebo controlled crossover study published in the highly respected peer-reviewed medical journal, Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine.

Study was conducted by independent researchers that Stemtech sponsored.
  • the only nutritional supplement in the world proven to support the release of your own adult stem cells! 

Stemtech Philippines, Inc. 
34F Raffles Corp. Center, F. Ortigas Rd.
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
02.621.4633 /09279780501

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