Ajinomoto’s Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non communicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.”

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge

The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low income Filipino households to sustain each person’s required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom.

Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable safeguard to protect our family from diseases.

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) introduced “Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge” as a way to encourage homemakers to serve variety of balanced meals to their families. Homemakers could access the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day menu plan at www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. This is part of the company’s “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.” campaign to provide Filipino families with practical tips on proper nutrition, recipe menu and fitness activities to cope, stay well and enjoy life despite current COVID-19 situation.

Ajinomoto’s 7-day menu plan is composed of complete meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal provides recipe suggestions for Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes that are easy-to-do and affordable. These recipes are simple, solutions to serve enjoyable Pinggang Pinoy® meals. Homemakers could make use of their extra time to purchase widely available and inexpensive vegetables and fruits to complement rice beyond the usual supply of canned goods. Ajinomoto’s recipes make common ingredients more palatable like tofu sisig, meaty pechay picadillo, pork tapa and tomatoes, ensaladang talbos ng kamote, sweet and sour galunggong and many more.
Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge Sample MenuHere are three (3) recipe samplers done in three (3) easy steps:

Meaty Pechay Picadillo:
1) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and ground pork and mix in carrots, green peas and pechay.
2) SEASON with pepper, soy sauce and AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix.
3) COOK for 1 minute more.

Tofu Sisig:
1) FRY tofu until golden brown and set aside.
2) SAUTÉ ginger, onion and garlic, add fried tofu and liver spread and mix well.
3) SEASON with sugar and PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning mix and add chili peppers.

Pork tapa with tomatoes:
1) MARINATE pork in water, sugar, soy sauce, pepper and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce for an hour or overnight.
2) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and pork.
3) BOIL. Pour the marinate mixture and boil until mixture is thick.

For full recipes and for more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

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The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.

Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2018, sales were 1.1274 trillion yen (10.1 billion U.S. dollars). To learn more, visit www.ajinomoto.com.

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MAYOR ISKO GOES GREEN

Mayor ISKO MORENO threaded an impoverished area in Manila while growing up. As the elected City Mayor of Manila, more popularly known to Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory. Bold and fearless, Yorme puts his heart and mind in anything he does – “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

Yorme recently signed Ordinance 8607 declaring the permanence of Arroceros Forest Park dubbed as the “Last lung of the City”, home to 61 tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants. The new ordinance forbids the cutting of trees and dumping of waste within the park. Part of his plan is to allocate P1 million solely for its preservation and maintenance away from urbanization and all these efforts stem from his greater plan to make Manila a “Green City”.

Novuhair Yorme Goes Green

Yorme firmly believes in the power of nature. It’s no secret that he advocates on using natural products. No wonder, early this year Yorme became the newest brand ambassador of NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss. Watch the Yorme’s full video here.

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Let’s GO GREEN!

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DOH-Philippines’ Message about COVID-19 during Enhance Community Quarantine

DOH-Philippines_How To Contribute

  • Call-to-Action to do their part in preventing the spread of virus:

Let’s do our part so the virus doesn’t spread.

Kahit hindi tayo healthcare worker, meron tayong magagawa para makatulong na tumigil ang pag-spread ng COVID-19. Wag na po nating paabutin ng 1,000 ang dami ng COVID-positive patients sa bansa.

Ito po ang mga dapat nating gawin:
* tumigil sa bahay
* keep your distance, 1 metro dapat — mala-mala mula braso hanggang daliri
* ugaliing maghugas ng kamay palagi at wag hawakan ang inyong bibig, ilong, tenga at mata.

Hindi po madaling gawin pero, pag sama-sama tayo, kaya natin ito.

Shout out sa lahat ng ating mga frontliners — – mga health workers, security guards, employees sa grocery, delivery guys, etc. Huwag natin sayangin ang sakripisyo nila.

Kung kayo po ay may mga katanungan pumunta lamang sa www.doh.gov.ph or sa facebook page ng DOH.

#BeatCovid19 #COVID19PH #BahayMunaBuhayMuna

  • Stay At Home:

DOH urgently request to please stay at home.

Manatili po tayo sa bahay.

Lahat tayo ay gusto ng matapos itong COVID-19 health situation ng ating bansa.
Para ito ay mangyari, kailangan nating manatili sa bahay. Hindi lang po sarili natin ang nililigtas natin pag tayo ay nanatili sa bahay, pati din po ang ating pamilya, kabarkada at kapitbahay.

Doon po sa ibang bansa kung saan na-control na nila ang COVID, ito din po ang ginawa nila Hindi din po lumabas ng bahay ang mga tao para po hindi sila magkahawaan.

Tandaan, sa sakripisyo ninyo meron kayong buhay na maliligtas. Sa bahay na lang muna tayo ngayon.

Kung kayo po ay may mga katanungan pumunta lamang sa www.doh.gov.ph or sa facebook page ng DOH.

#BeatCovid19 #COVID19PH #BahayMunaBuhayMuna

  • Social Distancing

Para po doon sa mga kailangang kailangang umalis ng bahay, please remember: Dumistansya po ng 1 metro mula sa tao sa harap, liko at tabi ninyo para po maiwasang mahawa sa virus.

Kung kayo po ay may mga katanungan pumunta lamang sa www.doh.gov.ph or sa facebook page ng DOH.

#BeatCovid19 #COVID19PH

NEW Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes

NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes is ultra-soft and strong and does not tear easily – for a gentle but effective clean that helps protect baby’s delicate skin from skin rash

Pampers Sensitive Wipes
Manila, Philippines – Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced parent, it’s a known fact that with every precious baby also comes a lot of mess to clean! Everything from feeding your baby, playing, and especially diaper changing, comes with its fair share of mess, but it doesn’t mean cleaning up can’t be easy.

To make cleaning a breeze for you and your baby, Pampers, the No.1 diaper brand in the world, is here to help you with the launch of the NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes that offers gentle but effective clean for your baby.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes comes with soft and thick fluffy sheets that enable gentle, effective cleansing without easily tearing. Every sheet is guaranteed to be PH-balanced, paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and alcohol-free with Pampers’ unique formula that helps protect your baby’s skin from diaper rash. It is dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin making it safe for your baby’s bum.
“Pampers continuously aims to deliver the best products for baby’s healthy development such as providing quality diapers suitable for baby’s delicate skin,” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Country Leader. “This is why we are launching Pampers Sensitive Wipes, to offer gentle and effective cleaning for baby especially when diaper changing.”

For beginner parents, it’s important that you have these essentials when doing a newborn diaper change: a clean and dry surface, clean diapers, sensitive wipes.

Using baby wipes to add to your diaper-changing routine leaves the baby feeling fresh after every wipe. Use wipes to clean the baby’s diaper region, wiping from front to back without missing out the sides and the outside areas, and then wait for the skin to dry before putting on a fresh diaper.

With every diaper change, using a trusted sensitive baby wipe like Pampers helps in minimizing the risk of diaper rash. Because not all wipes are created equal, some easily tear apart. A good tip for parents is to choose wipes that are gentle and strong enough to properly wipe baby’s poo without tearing, so you use less wipes as you clean more.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes offers parents that advantage to clean up poo and wipe’s baby’s bum with its safe ingredients and effective cleaning feature, which are also gentle to use on the hands and body too.

“From my eldest hanggang sa bunso, laki sa Pampers ang mga yan. I’ve always believed that Pampers is the best diaper brand for my kids because they understand parents’ sentiments on what babies’ need, like how to avoid baby diaper rash and importance of diaper change. Trying the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes, super satisfied ako kasi ang gentle sa skin ni Marius and super effective! It was love at first wipe,” candidly shared by experienced mom Pehpot Pineda who is a well-known mommy blogger and a Pampers Ambassador.

“It definitely made cleaning baby poo’s mess easier and faster for me. Thanks to Pampers kasi I don’t have to use more wipes than I should, so I’m sure I’m getting a quality product, no harsh chemicals pa! I definitely recommend this to mommies, especially rookie moms!,” Mommy Pehpot urges new moms to use the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes too.

Whether you’re at home or outdoors, add the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes to your diaper-changing routine so you have peace of mind that you only give total protection to your baby’s delicate skin.

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About Pampers® Sensitive Wipes

• Protects Baby’s Sensitive Skin: Helps maintain skin’s natural pH
• 0% Phenoxyethanol, Paraben, Perfume & Alcohol: Specifically designed with your baby’s skin needs in mind
• Our Thickest and Extra Soft Wipes: 20% thicker to help clean delicate skin gently
• As Mild as Washcloth and Water: Ideal for baby’s sensitive skin
• Clinically Proven Gentle: Designed with your baby’s delicate skin needs in mind
• Dermatologically Tested and Hypoallergenic: To ensure they are gentle against your baby’s skin

Pampers Sensitive Wipes minimizes the risk of diaper rash and makes sure your wipes are free from harmful chemicals that may irritate baby’s skin. Available in 2 different sizes for a suggested retail price of Php 139.00 for a pack of 56 sheets and Php 260.00 for a pack of 112 sheets. Wipe counts per pack vary by size and pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. The wipes are now available online and at major retailers nationwide.

To learn more about the product and information on how to keep your baby’s skin dry and healthy, check out: https://www.pampers.com/en-us/diapers-wipes/pampers-sensitive-wipes.

About Pampers®
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Potatoes USA in Cebu

I’ve known potatoes as a root crop popular in almost all dishes, moreover, present in every meal. It can be served as mashed or hashed during breakfast or mixed with menudo, afritada or kaldereta dishes for lunch or could be plain fried for snacks. In some, potatoes are used in casseroles and stews too. In our household, we love to use potatoes with chopsuey, pork/beef giniling or with chicken liver.

Aside from fries and hash browns, I only know that potatoes can be cooked when fresh. Thanks to Potatoes USA, I got to know more dishes that can be spiced up with potatoes not just as fresh but from other forms as well like frozen chips, shreds, standard flakes, standard granules or straight cuts.

Potatoes are GO Foods. An energy-giving food loaded with complex carbohydrates that give our muscles fuel to run, swim, and jump. It contains vitamins and minerals too like Potassium, Protein, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. It is also free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. No wonder, this root crop is a great substitute for rice.
Potatoes USA -PotatoLast week, at the The Suite Room Restaurant in Ayala Mall, Cebu, Potatoes USA was introduced to Cebuano entrepreneurs and consumers. I am lucky to witness the event. It is a cooking demo that was started by Ms. Reji Retugal-Onal, the country representative of Potatoes USA. She gave an overview on U.S. Potatoes as well as shared the many nutritional benefits of potatoes and potato dishes.
Highlight of the event was the cooking demo of Chef Paul Sidney Uy together with Chef Karl John Noel where they used U.S. potatoes on all the dishes.
Potatoes USA - Ms. Reji Retugal-OngalPotatoes USA - Cooking DemoThe three dishes that were shared are:
U.S. Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potato Sauce and Fruit Salsa, a fried salmon topped with crusted pre-shredded U.S. Potato with truffle sauce mixed with U.S. Potato and paired with fruit salsa.
Potatoes USA - Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potate Sauce and Fruit SalsaU.S. Potato Pudding, U.S. Potato hash brown with batter mixture baked at 350F paired with mangoes and strawberries and U.S. Mashed Potato Truffle, chocolate truffles mixed with Dehydrated Potato Flakes..
Potatoes USA - Potato Pudding and Mashed Potato Truffle
The crusted salmon was my favorite and getting to taste it was an indulgence I won’t forget.

Thank you so much Potatoes USA and Mommy Bloggers Philippines (c/o Mommy Lanie) for the invitation. Special thanks to Mommy Llay of How to Mommy for these lovely pictures below.
Potatoes USA - Mommy Bloggers PhilippinesPotatoes USA - ParticipantsU.S. frozen and dehydrated potato products are available in supermarkets nationwide.  You can also find U.S. dehydrated potatoes at baking supply stores.

In Cebu U.S. frozen and dehydrated potato products are also readily available at:
FIRST MAESTRO FOOD SERVICE COMPANY
Mr. Leif Laspinas
G. Ouano, Opao, Mandaue City
Tel. No. (32) 239 0330
Email: michaelrxs@yahoo.com

BELCRIS FOODS
Christine Dy-Un
Plaridel St. Alang-alang, Mandaue City Cebu
Tel. No. (32) 345 0715 / 343 8219
Email: belcrisfoods@yahoo.com / cdyun@belcris.com

For more information on U.S. Potatoes, visit the Potato Goodness website or follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook.

NOVUHAIR HIS & 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.

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

NOVUHAIR Travel Kit
NOVUHAIR 2IN1 PLUS NAFLORAPromo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0929 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR TRAVEL KIT SRP: Php 4,220 (Save Php 202.25)

Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:
NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines
NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines

HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home 

NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is

– experiencing hair loss – excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches;
– in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
– opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy
– looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness
in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification

NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.

HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections.

To order NOVUHAIR Travel Pack visit https://www.watsons.com.ph/topical-scalp-lotion-herbal-shampoo-free-naflora-protect-feminine-hygiene-wash-travel-organizer-pouch/p/BP_50002150

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Plus 1 Promo Pack

NOVUHAIR 3IN1 PLUS EXTRA SHAMPOOPromo duration: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
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*NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK, SRP: Php 5,280 (Save 1,100)

HERS: NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Pack

NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo.

Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free)

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.

A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship – a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for.

To learn more about NOVUHAIR, visit www.novuhair.com #nothingtolose #choosenatural #choosenovuhair

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Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition: Cebu Leg

Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition. Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition is a cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. It is a regional-to-national cooking tilt participated by 16 regions across the country to recognize new generations of talented chefs.
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - CebuFor this one-of-a-kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They must be currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any food service establishment.

The competition will comprise of two rounds. The first round will be a regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who among them will represent their region  in the national competition. The second round will be the cook-off of all regional champions to find out who among them will hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s  Edition. Cebu Leg was participated by Region 8 and Region 7.
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - Region 7 and 8Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - ParticipantThis is no ordinary competition since the culinary creation will be judged renowned chefs and personalities. For Cebu, the judges were Chef Sau del Rosario, Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador, Nancy Reyes-Lumen, Solane Kitchen Hero competition director, Jude Bacalso, food writer and the contributor behind Netflix’s original series Street Food featuring Cebu’s and Therese Galang, owner of Casa Verde.
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - Participants with the JudgesThe winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al  Dente. Minor sponors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, FastCat, Chef’s Gar and National Bookstore.

Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - Region 7 and 8 Winners

Photo Source: FuentesManila Public Relations

Congratulations to Region 7 and Region 8 winners Mario Semblante and Jimmy Boy Basa. These new #SolaneKitchenHero will represent their region this coming September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila.

To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website and Facebook page.

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Gear up for an exciting summer adventure with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop: Explorer Edition!

With summer just around the corner, it’s the season for play and adventure once again! As kids look forward to having the time of their lives with loads of fun and free time, it’s also an opportunity for parents to find activities that can be enriching as well. Get your kids ready because the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is back, and this year, kids can experience an exciting adventure of fun and learning with the Kiddie Crew Workshop: Explorer Edition!

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019 McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Registration

Now on its 27 th year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop continues its tradition of making
learning an adventure for the kids and giving them a unique and memorable experience at
McDonald’s. Through play-based activities, kids aged 6-12 will experience all the fun things that make up McDonald’s, and at the same time, learn good values, build confidence, and discover new talents, all in the company of new friends! The workshop will turn kids into budding adventurers as they set out to complete fun and educational tasks, like making their all-time-favorite McDonald’s Cheeseburger, and serving delighted customers from behind the Front Counter or the Drive-Thru window! They also get to sing, dance, and let their creative juices flow with different activities that make for a memorable summer experience. Kiddie Crew Workshop starts on April 8, with various workshop schedules you can choose from. The weekday workshop runs for 5 days with each day lasting for 2 hours while the two- day weekend workshop lasts for 3 hours per session. You’re sure to find a schedule that will best fit you and your kid’s summer activities!

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Burger Making 1 McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Burger Making 2 McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Sundae Making McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Kitchen

All these fun activities, new friends, happy memories, and loads of goodies await them for just P695 for the weekday workshop, and P595 for the weekend workshop.

But the fun and surprises don’t end there! McDonald’s has a special treat for those joining the Kiddie Crew Workshop, with free membership to the new Kiddie Crew Club — offering members exclusive and exciting perks all-year round!

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_DanceMcDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_With Ronald

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your little explorers in the McDonald’s store nearest you and
give them an unforgettable summer experience! To know more about the McDonald’s Kiddie
Crew Workshop, visit https://McDoKiddieCrew.com.

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

Ajinomoto Pinggang Pinoy

The country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”

To address this problem, our government launched the Pinggang Pinoy® campaign in 2014. Pinggang Pinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis. This reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.

Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. This training was given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.

The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However, behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge. The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into. The following #MalnutritionTraps provide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition:

  1. Overconsumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal.
  2. Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits. Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy & keep us from getting sick.
  3. Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation. We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

More stories about #MalnutritionTraps can be referenced from these documentary videos:

Puro Carbs
Puro Carbs
Breakfast Skipper
Breakfast Skipper
Kulang sa Protina
Kulang sa Protina
Pamilya Unlirice
Pamilya Unlirice

To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes, downloadable through https://bit.ly/2HIsfkj.

Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these Pinggang Pinoy® recipes useful because all are easy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5).
For updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. The Ajinomoto Group is a global leader in amino acids thanks to its advanced bioscience and fine chemical technologies. Its products cover a range of fields such as seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.Since discovering “umami” (the fifth basic taste, created by glutamic acid, a type of amino acid) in 1908, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids, and supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. Based on our corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well” we aim for further growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness for people by creating value with communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. Its sales were 1.1502 trillion yen (10.3 billion U.S. dollars) in fiscal year 2017. To learn more, visit https://www.ajinomoto.com/.

Maxicare inaugurates new Primary Care Center and HealthHub in Cebu

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, extends their world-class services to its Cebuano members with the launch of its new Primary Care Center  and second HealthHub in Cebu.

“Access to quality healthcare is – and will always be – our priority in Maxicare. With the launch of our newest HealthHub and Primary Care Center, we can now give our Cebuano members convenient access to top-notch healthcare service that Maxicare is known from all over Metro Manila and Luzon,” said Maxicare president & CEO Christian Argos.
Maxicare PCC Cebu - President and CEO Christian ArgosMaxicare PCC Cebu - ExecutiveWith Maxicare’s vision which is to be the leading Health Maintenance Organization preferred by customers because of superior services, people, including the Cebuanos, will surely enjoy extensive access and  achieve piece of mind because of quality healthcare.

The new Maxicare HealthHub in Cebu is a one-stop Maxicare facility that utilizes cutting-edge technology to streamline the process of going for a medical consultation. The new hub features a new-generation of self-service utilizing an HMO-owned healthcare system that offers a relaxing and convenient way for members to access their benefits.
Maxicare HealthHubA first-of-its-kind in the country, this automated health pod offers members a convenient and timesaving way of getting their LOA (letter of authorization), and has a fully digitized system to manage patient queuing and make gathering of initial vital signs quick, accurate and hassle-free.

Meanwhile, Cebuanos can get the most relaxing healthcare experience at the new PCC as it is staffed with Customer Service Associates and Primary Care Physicians who specialize in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, ​Cardiology, OB Gynecology, OB Sonography, ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry.
Maxicare PCC Cebu - Waiting AreaMaxicare PCC Cebu - UltraSound RoomsMaxicare PCC Cebu - EENT RoomThe Maxicare PCC in Cebu promises to give outstanding services through its state of the art medical facility and roster of highly qualified physicians. Members can avail of services such as consultation, laboratory test, X-ray, ECG, and Ultrasound, among many others.

Maxicare Primary Care Center
Lot 5, Block 6, Mindanao Avenue Corner Siquijor Road,
Cebu Business Park.

Maxicare HealthHub
Ground Floor, Robinsons Galleria Cebu
General Maxilom Avenue Corner Sergio Osmeña Boulevard,
Cebu City.

Here are some of Maxicare’s offerings:

Full HMO – a full HMO program that consist of a comprehensive set of healthcare benefits:
– InPatient service
– OutPatient service
– Preventive care
– Emergency care
– Annual checkup
– Optional riders

Maxicare Plus – a program designed for small and medium-sized companies with an employee headcount of less than 100

Maxicare Starter Plan – complete quality healthcare coverage for starting enterprises with minimum principal of 5 and maximum of 99 heads.

MyMaxiCare – a program specific to individuals and families.

Maxicare EReady – A one-time availment prepaid healthcard for emergency cases.

Maxicare Lite – a one-time availment prepaid in-patient healthcard that covers 8 kinds of illness: Dengue, Cholera, Pneumonia, Typhoid and Paratyphoid, Malaria, Gastroenteriris, Chikungunya and Leptospirosis.

Prima – Prima Silver for individuals 0-59 years old; Prima Gold for individuals 60 years old and above. A clinic-based healthcare program offering unlimited consultation and medically-necessary laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

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Maxicare Healthcare Corporation​: One of the pioneers in the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry was established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system. Three decades later, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO* in the country, continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer support. Maxicare has more than 1.2 Million Members, more than 56,000 affiliated Doctors, more than 1,000 affiliated Hospitals and Clinics, 3,800 Dental providers, 8 Primary Care Centers and 13 Helpdesks, 9 Satellite Offices, 5 Exclusive Wings.