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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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Mactan Newtown Welcomes new BPO locator Manulife in June

In January, Megaworld Corporation announced that it is developing the former Portofino Beach to form part of the township, making The Mactan Newtown poised to become the first Cyberpark with its own beach. The announcement produces strong interest among top BPO companies with overwhleming inquiries to set up operations in Mactan Newtown. Megaworld is fast-tracking the construction of its state-of-the-art office towers to boost more employment in Cebu, particularly in Mactan Island and expected to generate around 45,000 jobs in the next 5 to 7 years.

The Two World Center office Tower in Mactan Newtown is expected to start its operation in June this year after the Canada-based Manulife has leased out the entire building for its operations in Cebu, thus, the new name of the Building will be Manulife. The 6-storey Manulife corporate building with over 7,000 square meters of spaces will be able to accommodate around 1,200 employees.

Manulife will be the 3rd BPO company next to Results Manila and EnfraUSA to establish operations in Megaworld's  28.8-hectare township in Cebu - The Mactan Newtown, all BPO companies are first time Iocators in Cebu. BPO-IT companies, US-based Enfra USA and Results Manila occupies the township’s first office tower, One World Center. Both companies employ more than 2,000 employees today. The new Manulife will have its MBP Manulife Business Processing and Software Management services with its operations here in Cebu and will hire new recruits. The Manulife Office in Keppel will still remain its operations. 

L-R : Harold Brian Geronimo, Director for Strategic Marketing & Comm., Jericho Go – First Vice President Megaworld, Gigi Mantaring, Manulife Business Processing Services General Manager

"Megaworld is constructing at least 5 to 10 more office towers in The Mactan Newtown by 2021 to reach the target of 150,000 square meters of office space inventory" said Jericho P. Go, Megaworld First Vice President. “Due to an overwhelming demand of office spaces and significant growth of the BPO industry in Cebu, we are doing a massive infrastructure push in the township. We have received inquiries left and right from top BPO companies that are interested to set up operations in our township.” he added.

By second half 2014, the offices at the 8 Newtown Boulevard, a 4-tower mix used Development, will also start operations, adding 35,000 square meters of office space inventory.
“This year, The Mactan Newtown will become a bustling cyberpark of Central Visayas, much like its predecessors, Eastwood City and McKinley Hill,” says Go.