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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Batang Alaska Milk Program raises awareness on the Importance of Proper Nutrition in Cebu

Alaska promotes its campaign towards “Tamang Tangkad at Bigat” in Cebu following a successful launch in Manila and Davao. For four decades now, Alaska Milk Corporation is dedicated to providing proper and affordable nutrition to Filipinos and aims to promote awareness about stunted growth and being underweight for kids and how these can be addressed with proper nutrition through a series of round table discussions with the media.

Senior Science Research Specialist of the Department of Science and Technology -Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines (DOST-FNRI) Mrs. Idelia G. Glorioso takes part in the fully-informative discussion with the media as the resource speaker with regards to information regarding the country’s Nutrition Status, and members of the Alaska Milk Corporation Management Team.

Underweight, children with  weight below the standard for their age.
The 2015 data in Updating of the Nutritional Status of Filipinos developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines reveals that 1 out of every 3 children in the Philippines aged 5 to 10 is suffering from stunted growth and 1 out of every 3 children aged 5 to 10 years old is underweight. WHO defines stunted growth as the failure to reach one’s full potential for growth where poor nutrition is one of the many causes of it. This can also result to being underweight or when a child weighs less than the average for their age and height and these problems should not be ignored.  If not addressed early, stunted growth may lead to lost productivity and opportunities, and to nutrition-related diseases later in life.

Recommended diet for kids, give your children balanced meals with a healthy glass of milk everyday.

The round table discussions aims to make use of the power of media in raising awareness towards the importance of having proper nutrition, including drinking of a fortified milk, plus an active lifestyle,  can help kids achieve their proper height and weight.

Milk has always been essential for growing children to have enough and consistent nutrient intake to ensure maximum growth potential. Alaska’s new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink leads the campaign with vitamin D, high in calcium and iron and packed with protein. Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, combined with proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, will help children reach the right height and weight for their age.

Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Manager Isabel Ruiz said Alaska Milk’s mission and vision is to promote affordable nutrition in the Philippines because through this, the Filipino youth will be able to achieve their full potential and grow up competitive in life. Supporting this goal is the launched of the new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk that has essential nutrients that will help every Filipino child  achieve the right height and weight for their age. Alaska encourage everyone to drink milk everyday and to also partner it with a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. Because nothing beats a kid with a right height and weight.

Visit for more info about the new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink.

New Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink posted at Cebu Events Blog

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lamudi Housing Fair excites Cebu's Booming Real Estate Industry

90% of property market searches are being done online, this is a hint for sellers and developers alike. At the recently concluded two-day Lamudi Housing Fair held at the Ayala Center Cebu last September 8 and 9, 2018 gathers property developers, brokers, bank representatives, and buyers, led by Lamudi Managing Director and CEO Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth also in the ribbon cutting ceremony on the first day.

(L-R) Atty. Nelson Chua (PAREB-CESOREB, President), Lucylyn Whysall (PAREB-CEREB, President), Herbert Buot (CREBA, Chapter President), IDr. Sharon Bering (PIID Cebu, VP for Internal) Bhavna Suresh, Shaleena Dee (Ortigas & Company, Corporate Sales Manager), Robert Leyretana (LRA, Deputy Administrator), Ryan Mantuhac (PIID Cebu, President), and Atty. Marlo Cugtas (Register of Deeds, Cebu City).

Project developers and other exhibitors anchored the Cebu Housing Fair and each had their own expertise, projects, and products to showcase to those in attendance. Experience Ortigas & Company their model units onsite using virtual reality (VR) technology. Titling tips and services imparted by the Land Registration Authority. Banks such as RCBC Savings Bank offered housing loan products while UnionBank actively held an auction. Brokers who wanted to expand their presence in the industry had Keller Williams Philippines to consult. This was complemented by PAREB-CESOREB, whose Cebu real estate broker membership has been growing since 2015.

Megaworld and Robinsons Land being the most active developers in the country already staked out Mactan through their respective projects, Mactan Newtown and Amisa. Ayala Land had its Amaia arm present the Amaia Steps development while Avida offered special discounts for its Riala project. Quadruple A contractor DMCI also went all out in marketing its Pasig-based Satori Residences and had hopes of having their first Cebu property soon.

Property seekers visit the booths present at the Lamudi housing fair.

Homegrown developers Gaisano-led Taft Properties partnered with world-class development group Hong Kong Land to create Mandani Bay, a beautiful waterfront township project. King Properties presented their home office concept Meridian, set to be located within Cebu City’s Golden Triangle. Primary Homes also had visitors considering its award-winning condo development, Brentwood in Lapu-Lapu City. Other Cebu-based property developers were Softouch Property Development Corp., AboitizLand, Inc., Contempo Property Holdings and RDAK Land, Inc. Event sponsors such as Food Panda, Zalora, and Lazada also made the event more engaging for the attendees.

UnionBank’s Asset Recovery Group headed by UnionBank Vice President Edzel Babas energize the mood and gave a short background talk on the team’s role, as well as the auction procedures. The special auction’s pace was systematic: items sold fast as each went to sole bidders in a matter of seconds. All properties that were bid upon were purchased at their indicative prices. UnionBank also gave special discounts to successful bidders.

Real estate brokers and agents participated in a free onsite online marketing seminar.

It's Unionbanks's fifth Lamudi event and turned out to be successful too. Mr. Babas shared that Unionbank were able to dispose of a total of 27 properties, he also commended the partnership with Lamudi as the number one online portal in selling properties and very happy about the partnership.

Lamudi’s Senior Account Manager for Visayas and Mindanao Jeff Canonigo shared some insights on Cebu’s property market. According to him, pre-selling properties would quickly get sold out, especially those coming from local developers. He also noted that Cebu Business Park is the city’s rental condominium hotspot.

Lamudi heads the pack in its industry as the leading online real estate platform. It has grown from 2014 to now 2018 which has 1.5 million website visits every month delivering over 100,000 monthly leads for its subscribers. Its new Lead Management tool only makes selling much easier for brokers, property developers, and owners alike. New subscribers are welcome by the Lamudi team and brief with the process at the event. Online marketing courses were also provided by the Lamudi Academy for the 2-day Housing Fair. Converting online leads to sales , Delivering excellent customer service and Top channels to use online are some of the classes delivered by Lamudi’s Learning and Development Coach Nadine Pacis.

The great turnout of Lamudi’s Cebu Housing Fair signifies Cebu's property market is set out to be one of the country’s next real estate center. An insight to look for are influx of waterfront developments that has the potential to raise property values in the metro and even brighter prospects for City’s progress.

Successful Lamudi Housing Fair Cebu 2018 posted at Cebu Events Blog

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Starbucks' "Celestial beauty of the undersea" Anniversary collection

Starbucks re-imagines the biggest symbol of its brand, the two-tailed Siren with the release of its limited-edition Anniversary Collection. An artwork themed “Celestial Beauty of the Undersea” has ethereal qualities with the siren swimming in a sea of stars.

The special Anniversary Collection which includes a wide array of merchandise catered to varied tastes, the line features a palette of cool shades of blue and white with hints of copper.

Since 1971, the Siren has been the brand’s enduring logo that invites customers inside its stores across the world. The two-tailed siren is taken from a Norse woodcut from an old maritime book pays homage to the seafaring history of Seattle as a port city and the journey of coffee itself which is often being transported across the seas.

For the Anniversary Blend, Starbucks celebrates its legacy of coffee roasting, blending expertise  and craftsmanship with a complex and full-bodied cup with spicy and earthy flavors - a bold fusion of aged Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and Indonesian coffees blended together and roasted. Starbucks Anniversary Blend is available in whole bean and VIA format.

The limited edition Anniversary Blend Card, another tribute to the mythical sea creature features the siren’s blue-green tail with copper gold detailing available in minimum activation of 500 pesos.

The siren has continuously transformed through the years along with Starbucks growing global community. When the company revamped itself into a coffeehouse in 1987, its muse was colored an emerald green and given a more contemporary look. In 1992, the logo was zoomed in on the siren, focusing on her wavy locks and warm smile with just hints of her two tails. Eventually, 2011 ushered the biggest change yet as the siren broke away from her circle and became the icon that we all know today. Now, she remains the welcoming face of Starbucks, pulling in coffee-lovers with her enigmatic smile.

Starbucks celestial siren themed anniversary collection posted at Cebu Events Blog