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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GT Inaugurates Bright Academy, newest Learning Institution in Liloan Cebu

GT Cosmetics with its Founder and National Manager, Engr. Leonora B. Salvane envisions to give back to the community and contribute to the betterment of the society and for her, the better way to do this is to open a school that would promote Academic Excellence and Positive Values. Inaugurated recently, GT Bright Academy is an Educational Institution for Pre-schoolers and elementary pupils in time for the 2014-2015 school year in Liloan, Cebu.

GT Bright Academy, located along Gemelina st. Tayud, Liloan, Cebu
GT Bright Academy will have the best teaching staff, headed by school's Principal Cecilia Lamoste, Phd, who would mold every student’s intellect, enhance the pupils’ moral and spiritual values and produce academically excellent individuals in the future.
Pioneering GT Bright Academy students will only pay P50,000 per year until they finish Grade 6, regular tuition fee in all levels is uniformly pegged at P60,000 per year. Enrollment for school year 2014-2015 will be on a first-come-first-served basis since GT Bright Academy still only has 15 classrooms available.

  • Fully Air-conditioned Preschoolers, Grade 1, and Grade 2 Classrooms
  • Well ventilated 2nd Floor classrooms, equipped with electric fans.
  • Carpeted rooms for Play Group (1-3 years old) and Nursery (3-5 years old)
  • Limited number of students to 25 per classroom.
  • Unique ID/Portal system where parents will be notified of their student's entry/exit at the same time through SMS.
  • ID cards can also be used to purchase snacks and school supplies from the canteen
  • Fully air-conditioned Chapel, Canteen, Library, Admin Building, Principal’s Office, Teachers lounge
  • 2 school buses
  • All rooms are equipped with motorized projectors.
  • CCTV cameras in strategic areas of the campus
  • Air-conditioned waiting room for parents where they can view their children’s activities in the Play Group, Nursery, and Kindergarten through a screen monitor.
VIPs who graced the GT Bright Academy Inauguration were Liloan Mayor Duke Frasco, DepEd’s Division Coordinator for Private Schools Mr. Isaiash Wagas, the Municipal Vice mayor, Members of the Municipal council, and other local government officials.

Another services offered by GT Bright Academy is Infant Care infants, 2 months to1 year and will prioritize working mothers who needs to go back to work after giving birth. Infants will be attended to by a Pediatrician, a nurse, and a baby sitter, and their needs: medical, vitamins, food, bath, etc. will be provided by GT Bright Academy.
GT Bright academy plans to open a Secondary level by 2015 and also plans to put up a Swimming Pool and a Gymnasium.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Abbott Introduces New Glucerna Triple Care & the Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge

Abbott recently introduces new Glucerna Triple Care specialized nutrition for People with Pre-diabetes and Diabetes during "Ask the Diabetes Expert" Media Forum held at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu City. Giving insights about Key strategy in addressing Diabetes complication was Dr. Gerry Tan, MD; Division of Endocrinology Chairman at the Cebu Doctor’s College of Medicine and Former President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - Philippines with Dr. Jose Rodolfo Dimaano Jr., MD from Abbott Nutrition Philippines.

Diabetes, a metabolic condition characterized by elevated glucose or blood sugar levels affects nearly 371 million people worldwide. As as response to the growing worldwide diabetes epidemic, Abbott introduces Glucerna Triple Care, a specialized nutrition product for people with prediabetes and diabetes. Glucerna has a unique combination of ingredients to help patients manage their blood sugar levels while supporting heart health and weight management, as part of an overall diabetes management plan.

Glucerna Triple Care provides 3 key benefits (based on latest scientific advances in nutrition):
  1. Manages blood sugar or glucose levels:  its low glycemic index (GI), slow-release carbohydrate system with Sucromalt and Fibersol helps manage glucose response after eating. It has the highest level of Chromium Picolinate compared to other diabetes formula, a mineral which helps enhance insulin response
  2. Supports heart health:  a unique, heart-friendly lipid blend rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and omega-3 fatty acids helps support heart health;* 
  3. Helps with weight management: contains a combination of ingredients including fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and is low in calories*
*As part of an overall diabetes management plan including diet and exercise
Dr. Rodolfo Dimaano Jr said: “Based upon our 20-year history of creating science-based nutritional products specifically for the diabetes community, we are excited to introduce the most advanced specialized nutrition product, Glucerna Triple Care, available today in the Philippines to help the 10.6 million Filipinos at risk of diabetes and those affected by diabetes 3.”
“Glucerna Triple Care offers an unparalleled combination with three key benefits, clinically proven to manage blood sugar levels while supporting heart health and weight management – for those with pre-diabetes and diabetes.” he added.

Abbott, the makers of The Glucerna sponsors the Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge, a 12-week program that was specially designed for people with diabetes to learn simple techniques to help them manage their diabetes with a healthy lifestyle. All participants should seek the advice of their physician before participating in this program and if they found to be suitable to the program on a continuing and regular basis during the course of the program.
Glucerna 123 Challenge provides resources for people with diabetes to create a simple plan that incorporates:
  1. A healthy meal plan
  2. Exercise
  3. Specialized nutrition products such as Glucerna.
Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge's 3 easy steps help people with diabetes to address 3 important components of managing their condition
  1. Managing blood sugar response
  2. Reducing weight and waistline
  3. Supporting heart health.

Glucerma 123 Challenge website Screen capture
People with diabetes can go to to participate in the Gluverna 1-2-3 Challenge. A mobile app for free download is also available for iPhone and Android smart phones for on-the-go access to the program. Glucerna 123 challenge has a loyalty program that rewards members with points found in every can of Glucerna Triple Care everytime they purchase. This rewards program is also extended everytime the members access the website and to update their levels of blood sugar, weight and physical activity.

For more information on the Glucerna1-2-3 Challenge, you may contact 02-995-5555 or visit their website at

Glucerna Triple Care is not a substitute for any existing course of treatment administered by your physician and is onlymeant for use under strict medical supervision as part of an overall diabetes management plan

Glucerna Triple Care is available in Mercury Drug outlets, key supermarkets and drugstores nationwide.

Abbott Gluverna Triple Care and 1-2-3 Challenge posted at Cebu Events Blog