Mobilizing LGUs and Communities

Mobilizing LGUs, Communities to Improve  Healthcare Systems in Rural Areas

First Row, L-R: Asec Gerardo Bayugo, ZFF BOT Daniel Zuellig, ZFF President Ernesto Garilao, ZFF Chairman Roberto Romulo, ZFF BOT Reiner Gloor, ZFF BOT Kasigod Jamias, ZFF BOT David Zuellig, ZFF BOT Dr. Esperanza Cabral Second Row, L-R: Hinatuan Mayor Candelario Viola, Magsaysay Mayor Rommel Dela Torre, Cataingan Mayor Wilton Kho, Mandaon Mayor Kristine Salve Hao, Matuguinao Mayor Melissa Dela Cruz, Tinambac Mayor Ruel Velarde, Del Carmen Mayor Alfredo Coro II, San Fernando Mayor Eugenio Lagasca, Jr.

Weak health systems, poor health-seeking behavior, absence of adequate road infrastructure, and lack of transportation facilities prevent Filipinos living in rural communities from accessing quality healthcare services, according to eight municipality mayors from geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA).

In a colloquium hosted by the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) titled “Bridging Social and Health Inequities: The GIDA Experience,” the mayors who also stand as their respective municipality’s health leaders shared health challenges experienced by GIDA residents, as well as the reforms implemented to address those health gaps with the help of their local communities and ZFF. Continue reading “Mobilizing LGUs and Communities”


What you need to know about breast exams

According to reports from the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, the Philippines has the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia. And in line with the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Department of Health encourages Filipina women to educate themselves on the disease. Continue reading “What you need to know about breast exams”


Add bite to your Halloween with spooktacular treats

Add bite to your Halloween with spooktacular treats!

Philips and Nancy Reyes-Lumen present easy-and-tasty recipes for scariest day of the year. Trick or treat? With the help of Philips and seasoned foodie Nancy Reyes-Lumen, you can learn new tricks to prepare delectable treats this Halloween. The two have prepared a list of mouth-watering recipes to make this year’s celebration more festive.

“Halloween has become a favorite occasion among Filipinos,” describes RJ Buenaventura, General Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle. “Halloween parties and trick-or-treats never fail put anyone in a mood.”

Business Development Manager for Philips Domestic Appliances Pia Umayam has an advice for anyone who wants to make this season extra special. “You can add a creative twist to your Halloween party with home-made goodies that your friends and loved ones will surely appreciate.” Continue reading “Add bite to your Halloween with spooktacular treats”


Aldrin Lumaban Bags 2nd Philippine National Barista Champion Title


Aldrin Lumaban of Craft Coffee Revolution bags the nation’s most prestigious barista title, besting five of the country’s top-calibre baristas during the much-heated finals of the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship, held on October 17 at Resorts World Manila in Newport Boulevard. Continue reading “Aldrin Lumaban Bags 2nd Philippine National Barista Champion Title”


It’s all in the hair with Philips


It’s all in the hair!

–          Philips and Ara Fernando show Filipinas easy-to-do hairstyles perfect for everyday looks

–          Avoid further hair damage with Philips’ collection of hair care products

Philips has always believed in helping women look and feel their best every day. More than just aiding Filipinas achieve this; the brand also understands the importance of doing this in a healthy, damage-free way.With this commitment, Philips offers a collection of hair care products designed to complement any girl’s beauty regimen. These tools do not only deliver style, they also help maintain healthier hair. Continue reading “It’s all in the hair with Philips”


Lets Meat Up in Kitchen 1B

Displaying Let's Meat Up.pngIn Apartment 1B’s early years, it was one of those restaurants everyone talked about that had a steadfast reputation. A tiny location in the business district, and simple but well-executed food added to its charm. There were even days when we would go there at least twice a month, in love with how the place was so inviting and unpretentious. Kitchen 1B is supposed to be a “wholesome alternative”—the organic, health-conscious sister to Apartment 1B. We are all for superfoods, for the organic movement, for sustainable and responsible eating. Continue reading “Lets Meat Up in Kitchen 1B”


Lock&Lock Brings Healthy Living into the Kitchen


Technological advances have made food preparation a breeze. Our kitchens are filled with products that make food preparation and storage much easier and more convenient—but not necessarily healthier.

Recognizing that healthy living cannot be sacrificed in the name of convenience, Lock & Lock is using the wonders of science and technology to promote a healthy lifestyle while still allowing people to enjoy every day conveniences in their kitchens. Continue reading “Lock&Lock Brings Healthy Living into the Kitchen”


Duty Free Shopping is more fun in the Philippines

A new Duty Free Fiesta Mall awaits our balikbayans as the travel retail store undergoes its grandest renovation yet.

For the past six months, the Fiesta Mall underwent an unbelievable renovation under the leadership of French interior designer Philippe Larose. Duty Free Philippines Chief Operating Officer Lorenzo “Enchong” Formoso III says this is part of their goal to make the Fiesta Mall “at par with other global retail stores around the world, but still with a Filipino touch.” Continue reading “Duty Free Shopping is more fun in the Philippines”