Davao celebrates Financial Freedom

As a fitting start to the new year, the “#LiveFreePH Freedom Tour” made a stop in Davao City to continue its financial freedom rally. From January 24 to 30, Davaoenos were treated to educational booths, exciting promos, and a free concert featuring Sun Life father-son ambassadors Piolo and Inigo Pascual.

A string of activities guided participants to begin their own #LiveFreePH journey. In a bold move, they declared their vision of financial freedom with the “Live Free Freedom Wall.” Then they looked at their current situation, shared their outlook about the future, and pledged support to a community in need through BLISS or “Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment.” And by joining the “Sun CeleBright” promo, they won free trips to their chosen destinations!

But what made the #LiveFreePH Tour brighter were the Sun Life advisors ready to help those who want to jumpstart their financial freedom journey. Some were so inspired that they chose to become financial advisors themselves.

In front of a jubilant and captivated crowd, the “Freedom Celebration” concert headlined by Piolo and Inigo amplified the mission of financial independence for everyone. Aside from belting his signature hits, Piolo serenaded the winners of the hugely popular “Selfie with Papa P” – where longtime fans get to meet their idol and take home a photo souvenir. Inigo also showed off his dance moves and energized the night with today’s popular hits.

“We want Filipinos to believe that a brighter future is possible. We want them to be inspired to take on their own path towards financial freedom. And that they can start this meaningful journey with the help of our financial advisors,” said Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. The #LiveFreePH Freedom Tour kicked off last year with stops in Pampanga and Iloilo.

Sun Life Philippines is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $846 billion. For more information please visit http://www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Are you part of the 9 in every 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about Getting Sick?


A healthy lifestyle is always a top priority with me and my family. I spent the first eight months of our marriage with an active lifestyle of trekking, climbing and running. It is not a surprise that my kids have gotten used to long rides, long treks and leisurely walks.

It is not a surprise that when Herbalife Health poll did a survey for Manila, it tells us that nine in 10 Filipino consumers surveyed by global nutrition company Herbalife are “highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause them, with the same number believing that simple lifestyle changes can help improve their overall well-being.

A good number of the respondents expressed willingness to adopt a healthy lifestyle; 79 percent said that they would cut down on unhealthy foods, 78 percent expressed their willingness to exercise more regularly, and 72 percent said they would make better nutrition choices.

“We welcome the results of the survey. It gives an understanding of Filipinos becoming even more health concious and self-aware that they need to make some lifestyle changes to improve their overall well-being. It also gives Herbalife an idea where we are needed, because as the survey revealed only four out of 10 would spend 10 to 30 minutes a day to make simple lifestyle changes,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager.

The respondents, however, cited the following as the top obstacles to achieving a healthy lifestyle: lack of time for exercise (75 percent), lack of time to make proper nutrition choices (64 percent), and high cost of healthy food (62 percent).

The same health poll likewise showed that the top three aging-related concerns in the country were heart, brain, and eye health.


Better knowledge and understanding

“The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.


Herbalife conducted the survey in September 2015 in the lead-up to its Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour. It surveyed 1,200 respondents across six countries, including the Philippines, on perceptions towards their health and current lifestyle. Respondents from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand were likewise included in the survey.

Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour

Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. Its previous tours in the past three years saw close to 60,000 participants across the region.

This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being.

Herbalife’s NAB experts will likewise share their views on a wide range of health-related topics, including weight management, brain health and aging; heart health; immunology; and skin care at the medical symposia being held in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnamn.

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include Dr. David Heber, who incidentally will be coming to Manila, is a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America”; Dr. Lou Ignarro, a Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his discovery of nitric oxide’s health benefits; Dr. Gary Small, a specialist in brain health and aging who has authored over 500 scientific works and has received numerous awards and honors, including the “Senior Investigator Award” from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Dr. Marion Fltechner-Mors, a health nutrition specialist who is currently heading the nutrition and obesity research group at Ulm University, Germany; and Dr. Wang Jae Lee, a physician and academic specializing in immunology and a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020.” Seminars of Dr. Heber are recognized by US hospitals as part of Continuing Education Studies, which are often required of applicants. The following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel.

This is the first time Dr. Heber, who is also the Chairman of the NAB and the Herbalife Nutrition Institute, to conduct a seminar in Manila since the company was founded in the Philippines 22 years ago.


About Herbalife                                                                                                                                                                                                    Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. To learn more visit Herbalife.com.


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Victory’s Running Pastor : Run50


If you have missed last night’s telecast of TV Patrol with Victory’s Running Pastor, this post is for you. Everyone who knows the Running Pastor, lovingly regards him as “Ptr. Ferdie”, and he has been in the business of ministering and serving people for more than 30 years. He is, of course, Metro Manila’s executive director for Victory, one of the nation’s largest evangelical congregations. Weekly attendance to Victory’s 15 locations in the metropolis averages 75,000. Our family is blessed to be part of Victory and I can never be happier being part of a spiritual family that helps grow me, support me and draw me close to God.

Ptr. Ferdie has always been into running, in fact, it was at least 3 years preparation for his Run50 where he aims to raise four times the amount he has raised from his 2011 Bataan Death March run, all to support 200 scholars for Real Life Foundation.


“I run for those who can’t,” is his battlecry for every race he undertakes. He counts his son, John Phillip, as his inspiration for every run. The 11-year-old was diagnosed with Sturge-Weber syndrome and limps whenever he walks because the arch of his right foot has collapsed. Ptr. Ferdie has also committed to pray during the entire run, stretching from Mindanao as he runs across the Philippines for almost 50 days, from its southernmost tip to its northernmost point. He will cover more than 2,000 kilometers for Run50.




Ptr. Ferdie Cabiling (2nd from the right) with Victory Novaliches Senior Pastor Richard Lee, Ptr. Dems Villanueva, Ptr. Hener Omadto and Ptr. Jaylord Pagadora
Ptr. Ferdie Cabiling (2nd from the right) with Victory Novaliches Senior Pastor Richard Lee, Ptr. Dems Villanueva, Ptr. Hener Omadto and Ptr. Jaylord Pagadora

My husband and I have always been encouraged by this man’s strength in evangelism and leadership. As a family, we stand with him in supporting Real Life Foundation scholars through Run50.



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Wake Up Healthier, Mommies!

rsz_1mbp_pinkWaking up to best health is one of the best things Moms can do to their families. With mommy responsibilities requiring us to get up early and sleep late, we can take all the help we can get in keeping our bodies healthy. To keep up with the demands of being a mom, there is nothing more important than our well-being. You may have everything you may want in life, but being healthy is the most important condition to enjoy life, without limitation or fear. ATC Healthcare believes in the same principle; health is the greatest possession in life.


Being healthy requires more than just working out and eating the right food. In fact you can follow a specific diet all you like but if not combined with the right exercise and without food supplements like ATC Fish Oil, these can be useless. ATC Fish Oil contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Eicosapentaenioc Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) which aids in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. ATC Fish Oil is also known to have capabilities in protecting the body from heart attack and stroke. ATC Fish Oil is recommended to be taken one capsule with warm water before every meal. ATC Fish Oil is available at P6.00 per capsule in all leading drugstores nationwide. Protect your heart from the stresses of daily living, protect yourself with ATC Fish Oil. To get more tips about heart health, like ATC Fish Oil on Facebook – www.fb.com/ATCFishOilSoftgel.

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Joined PhilCare’s Health and Wellness Tea Party

No matter what role you play at home, at work, in the community, for your loved ones, friends and colleagues, one utmost need is required : perfect health. There is no way that we can deliver the best we can if we do not feel well. PhilCare on its 33rd anniversary, invited 20 blogger moms (including myself) to an intimate tea party in celebration of health and wellness.

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It was a breath of fresh air to have met PhilCare Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Patty Henson. She asked relevant questions that had all the mommy bloggers thinking how well we are and how prepared we are for the future. PhilCare certainly feel the same mom-needs of being on top of everything that concerns family, particularly, health. And so the afternoon started with delectable food from Chateau 1771 but the afternoon got better when PhilCare started handing out the perfect gift for my mom – an Php80,000 medical coverage. God has been so faithful in keeping us all healthy, safe and protected and He also grants blessings of health through medical provision and coverage but this one is an even more pleasant surprise because it is something I can have my mom use.

picture2Now everyone can have access to a competitive medical coverage plan without having to sign up to an employment contract, without having to step out of the house, and without even having to break your budget. It takes as easy as 3 steps.

Step 1: Online purchase of cards at www.philcare.com.ph. Just as how you would do a regular online purchase, you would end your web session with no less than medical coverage in tow.

Step 2: Cards get delivered nationwide. Now the demands of your family role or your job will never have to take you away from good health, you have just spared yourself from signing too many forms, and even from lining up for medical exam requirements.

Step3: SMS Activation – Now this is the easiest part. Send an SMS and you should be ready to use the card anytime you need to. What I like most about it is I can give it to my mom as a gift, without her having to worry about activation or more paperworks.

PhilCare, one of the first health maintenance organization (HMO), truly knows how to make things easier for mommies like me. I went home with the gift of health, not just for myself but also more than enough to share with my mom. PhilCare partners with mommies to commit to a healthier lifestyle, I also got to take home a mommy-pampering-kit.

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