It is established around the world that mothers are known to be the major deciding factor in how a child comes to be. What they do during pregnancy, what practices they observe, what activities they engage in, all have a heavy impact on their child. In this age of many health hazards, how will you secure the best future for your children? How will you safeguard their immune systems against threats? We could choose not to do it, but we have a commitment. This was the message of Nutricia Country Manager Alexandre Freri and Nutricia Global Science Director Dr. Udo Herz during the company’s announcement of intent to launch in the Philippines. During the company launch held at Shangri-La Hotel in BGC, the most wholesome practices during pregnancy up to the child’s infancy and toddlerhood were discussed. Event headliners consisted of international experts in the field such as Dr. Flavia Indrio, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Bari, Italy, and Dr. Hugo Heijmans, … [Read more...] about European nutrition company for moms enters PH market
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MANILA, Philippines — Being Christ-centered, standing up for the family and taking public service to heart are the traits that drive Senate President Vicente “Tito Sen” Sotto III and Quezon City Councilor and vice mayor-elect Gian Carlo Sotto. Tito Sen and his wife, former movie star Helen Gamboa, make sure to keep Christ at the center of their relationship. This has enabled them to keep their marriage intact despite their share of problems and challenges. The couple will mark their golden wedding anniversary on Sept. 22 this year. “First of all, hindi kami (we’re not) perfect,” Tito Sen tells STARweek. “But perhaps one of the reasons that we keep our family intact and quite happy is we put Christ in the center of our relationship, making us able to give and take.” He believes their faith has taken root in their children – Romina, Diorella Maria, Gian Carlo and Ciara. Gian, who has served three terms as Quezon City … [Read more...] about Tito and Gian Dotto: Father & Son Christ in The Center
Build, build, build – trust! It must be said, whether we admit it or not, that we should be thankful to our countrymen serving in government. Most of us are scared of this thankless job or are simply not up to it. Yet, when one takes on the job of a public official, there is that uplifting honor behind the title, there are those connections useful even after one’s life as a public servant, and there are those invaluable opportunities (business or otherwise) created because of the rich relationships and wealth of information and experience acquired by someone who served well. Government personnel may earn huge psychic income but the salary is forgettable. So when the public or taxpayers demand accountability, it’s not due to the salary that is paid to them (which should be increased, really), but due to the assets of the country entrusted to them. They handle and spend other people’s money – money coming from every Filipino … [Read more...] about Build, build, build – trust!
In the kitchen of his little London flat, some strange-looking vegetables materialized early one afternoon, and I asked Clinton Palanca what they were. “Rhubarb,” he said. Seeing my blank expression, he helpfully added, “I am going to make sinigang for dinner tonight.” Through some sort of culinary sorcery I still don’t understand, rhubarb apparently makes for a pleasing substitute for sampaloc and it turned out to be the most delicious sinigang I’ve ever had in my life. In 2014, writing in the cookbook My Angkong’s Noodles, Clinton revealed that his time as a scholar in the U.K. was also a period of discovery in terms of food. He recalled that it was only then that he developed “a hankering for Chinese Filipino home cooking.” “Aside from being the taste of home,” he wrote, “Fujianese food had a clarity and purity of taste that the greasy Cantonese stir fries and oil-based Sichuan hot-pots that were available in … [Read more...] about Clinton Palanca and the dilemma of the (un)hyphenated Filipino
(A review of the ING online-only savings account) ING Philippines introduces the country’s fully digital branchless bank! A bit of history ING stands for Internationale Nederlanden Groep(International Netherlands Group), a Dutch multinational and financial services corporation with headquarters in Amsterdam. With its beginnings tracing back to 1762, ING has been in the forefront of digital innovations introducing the concept of “banking without having to go to the bank” as early as 1997. From L-R: ING Chief Information Officer for Retail Banking Ben Issa, ING Phils Country Manager Hans Sicat, BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier, ING Philippines Head of Retail Mohamed Keraine, Finance literacy advocate Rose Fausto, Tech Blogger Abe Olandres It started operations in the Philippines in 1990 and was the first foreign bank to upgrade to universal bank status in 1995, playing key roles in a number of the country’s mergers and acquisition deals. Awards ING has … [Read more...] about FQ Approved Savings Account