Of Blood Letting and Anti Cyberbullying with KathNiel

More than fighting evil vampires at La Luna Sangre as Tristan and Malia, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla fight cyberbullies in real life. Kicking off their anti-cyberbullying campaign as Cybersmile Ambassadors, KathNiel together with Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Kathniel’s fan base KDKN Solidarity Community, Inc. along with volunteer-individual and other fan group supporters conducted a simultaneous event dubbed as“Give Blood. Fight Cyberbullying” last Nov. 5 at the PRC Headquarters and across 18 (initially targeted 22) other PRC blood centers nationwide.

The event was held to gather as many blood donors, promote La Luna Sangre in Halloween season and fashion as blood donors were encouraged to wear costumes of their favorite La Luna Sangre characters, and formally launch the anti-cyberbullying campaign of KathNiel.

According to PRC Director for National Blood Services Dr. CristieMoninaNalupta, the simultaneous event garnered 50,000 cc of blood which could possibly help and save lives of 360 patients. The event also made noise at social media as #ImACybersmiler and #LLSBloodletting were its digital battle cry in its awareness campaign.  

It included a Q & A portion with KathNiel and DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong sharing from their personal experiences and important tips on how to handle bullies online to the status of the bill named as“An Act Defining and Penalizing the Crime of Cyberbullying”, otherwise known as theAnti-Cyberbullying Act of 2015.

Asked as to what her worst experience was with cyberbullying Kathryn said, “Dumatingakosa point nanagkulongakosakwarto at hindiakokumakausap ng tao at sobrangna-depress akoSana mas maging aware ang mgataonaseryoso ang bagaynaito.” Knowing that anyone in social media could have the same terrible experience as hers, is her principal motivation to engage in this advocacy. “Na-experience naming kung paanoitokasakit at ayawna naming lumala pa ito at ma-experience pa ng maramingtao, lalona ng mgakabataan.”  

A thrust on accountability and consequences is a must. According to Daniel, their advocacy along with DICT is to come up with a “sapatnapangil” against the cyberbullies. “Hindi silapwedengnanggaganonlang ng taonahindinilakilala. Hindi pwedengnang-aapilangsila ng tao out of nowhere,” he said.

On their vision of supporting the cyberbullying campaign, Kathryn said of the internet “For communication and good vibes. Wag gamitin ang internet para maniralang ng ibangtao.” Daniel adds, “Negative attracts negative. Positive attracts success…Never ka magiging successful sabuhay kung sobrakangnegatibongtao at walakangginawa kung hindimanira.” He calls on his fellow artists, musicians and everyone in showbiz to join him and Kathryn in fighting cyberbullying as this is a serious problem that should be given due attention.

Best advice from Kathryn? Family and friends can help a lot in values formation and can help you deal with the negative feelings you get from cyberbullies. But as for dealing with cyberbullies themselves, she said “intindihin din at ikaw ang maging mas malakingtaosakanila.”

As for Daniel, we need to also understand what kind of person the cyberbully we’re dealing with. He said, “di namanpwedenalahat ng basherssa cyberspace ay sagutinmo, dahilyungibahindinaman legit or fake accounts lang at meron ding ibadapatintindihin at bakameronsiyangproblema”. But at the end of the day he says, “Mas magingmabutinalangtayongtao.”
The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi-awarded international non-profit organization committed to the fight against cyberbullying.    

Some of the other 19 blood centers include: Batangas, Calamba, Tarlac, Cavite, Pampanga, Olongapo, Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod,  Aklan, Dumaguete, Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Butuan, General Santos, Misamis Occidental, and Zamboanga City.

 

 

 

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An Exciting & Challenging 1st Sun Life Aquathlon 9/17/17

 

For the love of sport and a healthy lifestyle, SunLife Philippines have come up with their first ever Sun Life Aquathlon event happening on September 17, 2017 at the Makati Aqua Swim Arena (MASA) and University of Makati (UMAK). 

This event is open to everyone who are into improving their aquathlon experience and does it as a form of cross training. 

The media launch was led by Sun Life’s Chief Marketing Ms. Mylene Lopa, Bullrunner and SunLife Fitness Marketing Ms. Jaymie Pizarro and Bike King’s Ms. Ting Joson who also encouraged all guests to try this out!

Ms. Jaymie also shared that Sun Life Philippines also has Go Well fitness program that is open to the public. With the onset of several health-based sporting events, there is no reason we can’t maintain being healthy and energetic.

For the race details, Ms. Ting requested registrants to register thru Bike King’s website. Deadline for doing so is on August 15th. She likewise explained that regarding race logistics, it was a challenge holding this event at the MASA swimming pool all the way to the University of Makati run track and a pretty exciting route to date.

Read more and click on the Registration on how to go about your application. See you on race day!

DISTANCE
Aqua Full: 400 Meter Swim – 5Km Run
Aqua Lite: 200 Meter Swim – 3Km Run


ENTRY FEE

INDIVIDUAL

Early Bird
June 1 to 30, 2017

Regular Rate
July 1 to 31, 2017

Late Entry
August 1 to 15, 2017

Regisration fee
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee

2,000.00
    100.00
2,100.00

2,500.00
    125.00
2,625.00

3,000.00
    150.00
3,150.00

 

RELAY

Early Bird
June 1 to 30, 2017

Regular Rate
July 1 to 31, 2017

Late Entry
August 1 to 15, 2017

Regisration fee
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee

3,500.00
    175.00
3,675.00

4,000.00
    200.00
4,200.00

4,500.00
    225.00
4,725.00

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

  • Deadline for registration is August 15, 2017 or until slots last.
  • Registration fees are non-transferable. Your race bib cannot be transferred or sold to any other individual. Both athletes caught competing under someone else’s registration / or allowing the use of his/her race bib will be banned from joining any Bike King races for a minimum period of two (2) years, at the sole discretion of Bike King.
  • If you are unable to participate, you will not receive a refund for your race entry fee, but you may claim your race give aways.
  • Refund Policy:
    • It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure the race office has received any communication. Upon confirmation of this request, athletes are eligible for a partial refund as follows:
      • Any requests received on or before June 30, 2017 will be eligible for a 80% refund.
      • Any requests received on or before July 15, 2017 will be eligible for a 50% refund.
      • Any requests received after July 15, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances
    • If you do not receive a response from the race office within 5 calendar days from request, it should be assumed that it has not been received and you should contact us again by sending another email to registration@bikekingphilippines.com.
      SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

      Saturday, September 16, 2017
      10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pick up of Race Kits
      Personal Appearance and a Valid ID is Required
      Venue: TBA
      Sunday, September 17, 2017
      MASA, Makati City
      TIME ACTIVITY VENUE
      5:30 AM – 8:30 AM Pick up of Race Kit
      Personal Appearance and a Valid ID is Required
      Swimming Pool (MASA)
      5:30 AM – 8:30 AM Check in of Race Equipment Transition Area (MASA)
      6:00 AM – 11:00 AM Race Expo Track Oval (UMAK)
      6:30 AM Start of Race (1ST Wave) Swimming Pool
      10:00 AM Awarding Track Oval (UMAK)


      RACE INCLUSIONS

      • Sun Life Aquathlon Event Shirt
      • Sun Life Race Belt
      • Sun Life sling bag
      • Sun Life Personal Accident Insurance*
      • Swimming Cap
      • Timing Chip
      • Race Bib
      • Finisher’s Medal
      • Post Race Meal

      *worth P25,000.00 valid for one year from September 17, 2017 to September 16, 2018

      REGISTRATION is ongoing until August 15 only. Please click here http://bikekingphilippines.com/

      I miss running with these sporty friends. Great seeing you during the media lunch, Ms. Mylene, Ms Ting, Gelay and Ms. Jaymie. Thank you much for having us! Appreciate the cool photo, Gelay ☺

Runner-filled RunRio Trilogy 1 @OkadaHotel

 Congrats to all finishers of RunRio Trilogy 1 finishers!
Congrats to Dingdong Dantes, Coach Rio dela Cruz and everyone involved in this successful Leg 1 held at Okada Hotel in Manila.


RunRio Trilogy Race Series

1st Leg – June 25, 2017 (Half Marathon)
2nd Leg – August 13, 2017 (Afroman Distance)
3rd Leg – October 1, 2017 (Full Marathon)

Enjoyed my 5KM run as always!
Can’t wait for Afroman Distance Leg 2 happening this August 13, 2017 still at Okada Hotel.
See you there!

Cool Tips for a Long Weekend

Don’t you just love long weekends? This is so applicable to working professionals and students alike!

This June 26 is Eid’l Fitr, in the calendar this year, it means another long weekend may be coming up. While we wait for the official announcement, everyone’s now scrambling to snag those promo fares or bus tickets to take advantage of this free Monday. We’re not all that lucky though, so if you won’t be able to whip up a quick vacation, here are a few things that will keep you entertained without leaving the city. Some of them are even free!
The best thing about a long weekend in the city is there are way less people crowding the streets and restaurants. Here’s your chance to head to some of those sought-after restaurants you can’t seem to get a free table in. Grab a seat at the 20-seater Mendokoro Ramenba at Salcedo Village in Makati, the tiny but super popular La Chinesca at BF Homes in Paranaque, or the full-to-the-brim Locavore in BGC or Kapitolyo.
Looking for someone who knows how to have fun? Turn to the little ones, whether you have your own kids, your young relatives, or your mommy-friend’s tots. There are so many things to do around Manila during the long weekend, but bringing the kids along will give it that extra energy and humor. Take a kalesa tour around the beautiful Intramuros, visit the many museums around the city and the newly-opened Planetarium in Manila, or let their (and your) energy loose at the many activities at SM by the Bay, Kidzania, or Dreamplay.
If you’ve been trying to live a healthier lifestyle which is a must, perhaps a visit to BPI-Philam’s Win the Moment Wellness Festival will help you jumpstart this change. Head to Trinoma Activity Center on June 24 and participate in interactive booths that let you experience total wellness – not just physical but also social, emotional, mental and financial. From dance classes by G-Force, life-sized board games, and inspirational talks that help you pursue passion without losing all your live savings, the Win the Moment Wellness Festival brings a unique experience to all Filipinos.

Top it off with a mini concert by KZ Tandingan and Quest, and you’ve crossed out one full day! Just download the Philam Vitality Active App from the Apple Store or Google Play and use the promocode bplacwtm to gain free entrance.

I hope you were all able to take note of these. Share me later what happend?

So enjoy your looooong weekend before the end of this month! Cheers! ☻☻☻

 

Be a Neu Bake Super Slice Fan Just Like Baeby-Baste

Known to the general public as dabarkads and super cutey Bae-by Baste, the four year old child superstar from the daily noon time show Eat Bulaga has been making waves since his YouTube dubsmash days up to this very day. That is why the country’s leading bread manufacturer Gardenia got him and his loving mom Sheila to be the latest endorsers of Neu Bake Super Slice variant.

Sebastian Benedict Granfon, aka Baste is a bright, precocious young boy who never fails to liven up our afternoon with his charm, wit and natural flair for comedy.

Neu Bake’s Super Slice which is bigger than most white breads in the market, making it perfect for Baste’s big appetite. During the special mother and son bonding time of Bae-by Baste and Mommy Sheila at their recent media launch, while her mom was busy sharing their cute sandwich stories, he was also busy doing his own thing with his sandwich and fillings.
Mommy Sheila further shares that as a mom, it is important to prepare healthy food to our children. Just like his son who loves egg and ham sandwiches among others, the food bonding moments they share keep them closer together. She loves preparing these bread snacks and packs them as “baon” for Baste his daily noon time duties.

The media is goo-goo ang gaga over Bae-by Baste. In here, he was being interviewed by a couple of showbiz reporters from TV5 and GMA Kapuso 7. And his candid answers make him more cute and adorable!
Say cheeeeeese!!!

Even the staff of Gardenia’s Neu Bake Super Slice could not resist having this cool group photo op with Mommy Sheila and Baste. And how that red apron looks nice on him!
Of course, yours truly was a success in this spotlight-like selfie with dabarkad Baste. It’s been in my bucketlist of mine to have a photo with this babe and thank you Neu Bake for making it sooo happen!

Neubake Super Slice comes in a horizontal, super tipid pack and only costs P29 for 10 slices. You may also try the Wheaten Bread variant which I personally like!

NeuBake is now available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores.

Many thanks Chelle Campos for having us during Bae-by Baste’s event with Neu Bake Super Slice. Until the next ones to come! ☺♥☺

Dance Your Way to Fitness and Health With Dance Diva Regine

You see her every morning at GMA Network’s Unang Hirit morning show as the ever sexy and pretty dance fitness diva. She helps jumpstart and energize your day thru different fitness workouts and non-stop zumba moves that can be very infectious it will make you join her to the beat.

Actress, host, fashion designer, dancer, fitness diva, certified Zin (zumba) instructor and hot momma Miss Regine Tolentino and her energetic RT dance crew entertained and at the same time encouraged us media and bloggers to stay fit and healthy thru dancing which she has been known for many years in a recent event hosted by FLANAX,  manufactured by Taisho Pharmaceuticals Philippines Inc. And speaking of years, did you know that Flanax, a reliable pain reliever for join and body pains has been in the market for the past 35 years? And what better way to celebrate this medical milestone is thru dance to be led none other than the dance fitness diva herself, Ms. Regine! Her name would also be at the top of my personal choice list. 
So this April 8 which is a perfect Saturday, Flanax brings to us, “Subok Ko na Yan” a 2-hour high-energy dance fitness party. Ms. Reg will kick-start the program along with Madelle Paltu-ob, a world-class performer and Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) plus dozens of instructors from all over the country. Other guests to expect is UPeepz, the winners and finalist of Bilbiling Mandaluyong. Not to mention, the highlight of the event is the launching of Regine Tolentino’s dance fitness album with instructional easy to follow video produced also by Flanax. Fellow ambassador and endorser, Richard “Ser Chief” Yap is also expected to be with Regine. Will he dance as well?

“Yes he has to!” Blurted out Ms. Regine during our brief sit down interview with her during the launch. “There will be a specially-made dance outfit for him which I designed. So he better not dance,” she laughs. And when that happens that we see Richard Yap dance, will be something to look forward to and I have a hunch that could go viral online! 
                         Photo Credit: Running Atom
Regine makes fitness dancing and zumba look all too easy despite all the sweat it can get. Hardly any trace of tiredness underneath that bright cheery smile and words of encouragement that everybody can indeed dance. “There is no such thing “I cannot dance” as an excuse,” according to Regine. “Anyboidy can react to a beat when one hears dance music.”

Dancers are also prone to injuries and physical pain which she is not spared of. “I take Flanax for my lower back pain and headache even on an empty stomach.” she shares.

Flanax is well known as a relief of mild to moderately severe pain with or without accompanying inflammation. Relief of pain associated with post-partum cramping anddysmenorrhea. Treatment of acute migraineattack.

How to gain access to the event? Simply purchase a Flanax 9+1 promo pack worth Php100 at all leading drugstores near you. (Mercury Drug, Watsons, South Star Drug and Rose Pharmacy).

What you will be getting is a cool event T-shirt, Regine Tolentino Dance Video CD, plus gift pack from participating brands. Do save the date, dress up as colorful as can be and do not miss the chance to dance your way to fitness and health with Regine and Richard!

See you all at the PICC Forum 1 and 2 starting 4pm on April 8. Don’t forget to bring extra clothes and lots of hydration because dancing will be non-stop!

Happy 35th Birthday FLANAX! Have a great dance party concert! ☺☺☺
I have always admired Ms. Regine’s skill and talent in dancing and the amount of passion she also puts in designing her creative costumes no wonder she is a go-to source by her fellow celebrity friends when it comes to their wardrobe needs. You can see more of her works by dropping by her boutique located along Valencia near corner N. Domingo Sts. in San Juan. 
Even the mighty men in uniform can’t resist having their photo taken with Ms Regine. 
                         Photo Credit:  Running Atom (Super cooool!)
Super huddle time with dance fitness diva Ms. Regine Tolentino with fellow sports blogger-friends. 
Taking advantage of a nice group shot moment with dance fitness diva Regine Tolentino which does not happen everyday with fellow sports and fitness blogger friends. Thank you dear Rochelle for having us! 
Most of Ms Regine’s RT dance crew are certified Zin instructors and awesome choregraphers and all of them are like a big happy dance family!

NOVUHAIR’s Stand on Hair Chemicals And Other Myths

novu3 I find the following information on hair chemicals as presented by Novuhair products very informative. We should and must take care of our very own “crowning glory”…

Unknowingly putting harmful chemicals on our hair thus resulting to general conditions such as migraine, nausea and skin rashes. The symptoms may be quickly attributed to stress but if you look closer to that hair product you’re using, you’ll be surprise to find the culprit.

Popularity does not equate to safety, some popular brands sold in the market are loaded with mildly toxic chemicals that may be harmful in prolonged use.

Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss, gives you the lowdown on these chemicals to help you with your choices.
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Myth: Shampoo must produce lots of lather in order to properly clean your hair.

Truth: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a compound that helps shampoo and other cleaning product in producing foam and bubbles. Though it may effectively remove hair build-up, it can also strip off essential oils that is needed to keep your hair healthy.

Myth: Parabens has an anti-bacterial compound benefits that outweighs the harm.

Truth: Parabens are basically used to prolong the shelf life of hair and cosmetic products mostly for its antibacterial purpose. Symptoms that are related to over exposure to parabens are Atopic Dermatitis and Rosacea. Further studies also show that use of products with parabens accelerate skin damage and aging related to sun exposure.

Myth: My hair smells terrific! I love the perfume scent on my hair product.

Truth: A nice whiff of perfume might not be harmful but the fragrance that is mixed in your hair product might have come from harmful substances from highly toxic ingredients which can lead to Allergic reactions and mood swings. That perfume is better off somewhere else.

Myth: Hair products that promise straightening and smoothening effect use non-toxic Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate as a natural preservative.

Truth: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is a substance used in making your hair soft and bouncy, although it is considered natural preservative, also releases formaldehyde which can lead to skin and eye irritations. Prolonged use may also affect your immune system.

novuUse of some of these chemicals combined may also result to hair loss and other hair problems, thus, it is important to be an informed consumer. A lot of new products have saturated the market hence, read the labels for fine prints before buying.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint. Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit http://www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

 

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