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Nursing mothers vie for breastfeeding contest prize

by Rachelle M. Nessia (sent via email, we’re sharing this development with you)

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 28 (PIA) — Several mother-and-baby pairs from the different towns and cities in Negros Oriental are expected to show up at Robinsons Place, Dumaguete City on Friday, July 29, 2011, as the provincial celebration of Nutrition Month draws to a close.

The Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC) has earlier invited all 25 local government units (LGUs) in the province to send a breastfeeding mother and her baby aged four to six months to join in the Breastfeeding Contest, the first of its kind held by the council to culminate the local observance of Nurition Month this July.

The contest will start at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.

Eligible to join are mothers who went through a facility-based delivery, is exclusively breastfeeding their baby from birth with at least two post-partum visits.

During the contest, the participating mothers will demonstrate how they breastfeed their baby. They will be judged according to the correct positioning of mother and baby and signs of good attachment of the suckling baby.

After the demonstration, mothers will be asked breastfeeding-related questions.

The winning mother-and-baby pairs will receive P5,000 for first prize, P4,000 for second prize and P3,000 for third prize.

Non-winning pairs will each receive P1,500.

The contest is being held in line with this year’s theme which zeroes in on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding among nursing mothers: “Isulong ang BREASTFEEDING – Tama, Sapat at Eksklusibo!”.

The council led by Assistant Provincial Health Officer and Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Dr. Edgardo Barredo earlier alloted P40,000 for the conduct of Nutrition Month activities and P75,000 for the prizes during said contest. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)


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Nutrition Advocacy by Cebu bloggers

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CEBU-based bloggers have shown nutrition consciousness by helping spread the word about nutrition and breastfeeding as the Philippines celebrate National Nutrition Month 2011.

Cebu MD, a blog for Cebu physicians, wrote:

“… Unfortunately, some mothers make many excuses and others even give artificial drinks before 4 months. When I was still a medical technologist, I even saw an infant being given coffee. They probably do not know that if a baby stops suckling from a breast, that breast stops making milk which could explain why some mothers claim they are not producing milk and make it a reason why they stop breastfeeding their babies ….”

Vernon Go’s Event Geek blog helped announce in  Cebu’s online world the National Nutrition Month 2011 celebration last July 1, 2011.

Mega Philippines wrote that “Moms are heroes this Nutrition Month 2011.”

The Breaking Story Health Blog and Lic Wiki focused on Mandaue City’s decision to require companies to set up breastfeeding rooms. This development – the National Nutrition Council, Mandaue City Hall, and the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a MOA during the National Nutrition Month 2011 launch at SM City Cebu – likewise earned the enthusiastic attention of the blog Breastfeeding Pinay.

Jayceeblabs, on the other hand, highlighted the formation of MIND 7 or the Media Information Network for Nutrition and Development which helped in organizing the National Nutrition Month 2011 celebration.

PRworks Online, the blog of the preferred PR agency in the Visayas and Mindanao, has been instrumental in the formation of MIND 7 in coordination with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) 7.

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‘GT & Me’ fans win complete set of GT products

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Excited winners have begun receiving complete sets of GT Cosmetics products simply for posting their pictures in “GT & Me,” an emerging Facebook community of GT Cosmetics users, and sharing these with their friends online.

“We believe in the power of social media in attracting users from different islands in the Philippines to connect with each other and with us. Our experience showed that users eagerly share with their friends about the benefits of our products. GT & Me offers them a platform online,” said Engr. Leonora Salvane, owners of GT Cosmetics.

Click this link to GT & Me and "Like" the fan page!

“Four winners from as far as Pampanga, Batangas, and Dumaguete City have already received their prizes. They posted and shared pictures of themselves with the products,” said Victoria Lago, one of the administrators of GT & Me and social media specialist of PRworks Inc.

Lago identified the winners as Katrina Mae B. Manalastas from Porac, Pampanga; Vivien Barbara G. Abella from Dumaguete City; Marjorie B. Escamillas from Batangas; and Mae Tulabing also from Dumaguete City.

Two winners from Cebu — Bethlehem D. Dabasol of Cordova and Fe Batan Pepito of Liloan –also received their prizes, Lago said.

Three new winners will also be getting a set of GT soaps namely, Roshel Quidado Madrigal of Poblacion, Muntinlupa City; Sophia C. Salipot of Wood Estate Village, Molino, Bacoor, Cavite; and Ramil Pamorada De Guzman of Camba, Arayat, Pampanga.

For GT & Me members, ‘GT” is a celebration of true beauty of “Gandang Tunay” ug “Gwapa Tinuod.”

The GT Soap Line includes the GT Carrot Soap, all-natural whitening ingredients with carrot extracts rich in Beta Carotene helps promote younger looking skin; the GT Papaya Soap, with natural exfoliating and whitening effects from nutrients contained in the papaya extracts that also helps heal the skin making it clear and free from unwanted discolorations; the GT Bleaching Soap, enriched with alum or tawas and has natural bleaching and deordorizing effect that leaves skin looking healthy and soft while bleaching.

The GT Cream Line, meanwhile, includes the GT Bleaching Night Cream that removes dark spots and skin blemishes when applied regularly before going to bed; the GT Moisturizing Day Cream which is a combination of anti-aging, moisturizing, skin vitamins, skin whitening and SPF60 ingredients that keeps the skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays; and the GT Sunblock Whitening Cream which has SPF15 and is a moisturizer, skin protection, make-up base and whitening cream in one that evens out skin tone without clogging the pores resulting to an even and clearer complexion.

The GT Witch Hazel Extract Clarifiance is a skin cleanser and freshener which effectively removes make-up and dead skin, dark spots and other skin blemishes. It will leave skin smooth, wrinkle-free, fresh and younger looking.

To discover how to join GT & Me and win GT products, click and

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1st International Seafarer Family Convention

PRworks Inc. has committed to help publicize the 1st International Seafarer Family Convention set on August 4 and 5, 2011 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

The convention aims to bring together the families of Pinoy seafarers and herald the contributions of the maritime industry to the Philippine economy.

With the theme “The bonds of families; the success of the world,” convention organizers recognize the many problems faced by seafarers and their families.

But the seafarers and their families are not the only stakeholders in our concern to keeping their families intact. This is a concern by all Filipinos.

Check out this link to view the convention’s tentative program: Program 071511

Check our blog from time to time for updates on this event.

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Globe launches biggest prepaid offer: Unlimited text to all networks with 1 hour free mobile browsing

Globe Telecom is rolling out nationwide its biggest offer for its Globe prepaid subscribers that will give users the ultimate unrestricted experience in text messaging, while also providing them access to the internet on their cellphone.


The premier unlimited text to all networks offer, Globe SUPERUNLI ALLTXT25, is the premier unlimited text offer, empowers Globe prepaid users to stay connected with their friends subscribed to other networks, anytime they want. The offer is available on a daily variant for only P25, while also includes one hour of free mobile internet.


With SUPERUNLI ALLTXT25, subscribers no longer need an extra phone or SIM because they can now get in touch with all 85 million mobile subscribers nationwide through unlimited text messaging – either from Smart, Sun, Globe, TM, Talk ‘n Text or Red Mobile.


“Globe has pioneered the introduction of unlimited all-network SMS.  Since March this year, Globe has offered, through its TM prepaid brand, an unlimited all-network SMS service to selected provinces. Globe is also the first to offer an unlimited text messaging service under our postpaid plan. Now, with SUPERUNLI ALLTXT25, we are revolutionizing our prepaid business as we extend the unlimited ‘fever’ to our Globe prepaid customers who make up majority of our subscriber base,” said Peter Bithos, Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business.


Added Mr. Bithos, “With this new offer, subscribers get more than what they pay for. Part of the offer is the free one hour mobile browsing for users to enjoy mobile data, which is also a priority business for Globe. Globe is known to introduce game-changing offers which gives consumers more value for their money than they ever thought possible and in doing so, allows them to live in the moment like never before.”  This latest initiative continues a string of innovative and customer-focused offers that Globe has been pioneering since last year, with previous launches of SuperAllText20, SuperIDD, among other innovative offers. .


To register to Globe SUPERUNLI ALLTXT25, subscribers must text UALL25 and send to 8888. The subscriber must maintain P1 balance to enjoy the service. The offer is available starting July 16, 2011.

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Let your Alma Mater shine in Nokia’s ‘Ovi Theme-spirations 5’

Wear your school color loud and proud by coming up with creative themes that show your school pride in the  fifth installment of the highly successful Nokia Ovi Theme-spirations online theme-making contest.


Students get a chance to represent their respective schools and create works of art that can be used as wallpaper or phone theme for Nokia Symbian S40 or S60 phones.  Your creativity can win you P25,000 plus a brand-new Nokia C7.


The contest is open to participants 15 years old and above.  All you have to do send original photos or artwork that centers around the theme “School Pride.”  Get inspiration from your school’s official colors, mascot or historical landmarks to bring in that unique quality to your designs.  Your creation must include background images and color schemes for menus and highlights.


Your entry’s background image file format should be in jpeg, gif, or bmp file format and should have a maximum size of 500kb.  For the color scheme, you should specify in your email the specific colors for menu and text when they are in active and inactive mode.  Email your entries together with your full name, email address, home address, mobile number and birth date to  Deadline of submission is on July 31, 2011.


A total of ten (10) finalists will be chosen.  Five (5) finalists will be picked every selection date, which is scheduled on July 18 and August 1, respectively.  All participants whose entries are selected will automatically win P10,000 each.


Chosen theme entries will be converted to Nokia theme files and will be made available in Ovi Store for free download.   Downloads from September 1, 2011 until October 15, 2011 will be valid for the final tally to determine the three grand prize winners.


The three grand Prize winners will be announced on October 17, 2011 through the Nokia website.  In case of ties, the prizes will be awarded to the entry that was submitted to first.  Each of the three winners will receive P15,000 and a Nokia C7!


The entries will be judged based on originality, creativity and number of downloads.


Let this be your chance to show your school spirit and put it there on every Nokia phone by joining Ovi Theme-spirations 5.  For more information, visit

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (, including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.






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Globe partners with CENX to expand Carrier Ethernet presence

Globe Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications providers in the Philippines, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Carrier Ethernet Neutral Exchange (CENX), operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange.  Globe has recently completed Ethernet Service Member Testing with CENX for its E-Line, E-LAN and EVPL services, and is now ready to offer these with a wider international Ethernet footprint.


“By becoming a member of CENX, we will be able to enhance the reach of our Carrier Ethernet services for the benefit of our customers, especially the BPOs and multinational companies,” said Jesus C. Romero, Head of Globe Business. Apart from having the most number of active Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, CENX will provide Globe with access to more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations worldwide.


“We believe that this partnership with CENX will offer additional value to our customers in terms of simplifying Ethernet connectivity. CENX will help make Globe’s expanded Carrier Ethernet services efficient and cost-effective by allowing seamless one-to-many Carrier Ethernet interconnections,” said Romero.


To establish a solid foundation for its Carrier Ethernet services, Globe passed numerous compliance tests and has achieved MEF 9 and most recently, MEF 14 certifications. With these certifications, enterprise customers are guaranteed that Globe’s Carrier Ethernet services measure up to international standards accepted globally. “Our MEF certification and this agreement with CENX signifies our relentless commitment in offering superior customer experience by continuously enhancing the quality of Carrier Ethernet services that we provide enterprises,” added Romero.


“We are pleased to welcome Globe Telecom to CENX, the largest global service provider community of Carrier Ethernet Exchange,” said, Eric Gillenwater, SVP of Worldwide Development of CENX, “We look forward to their success via CENX, much like other members of CENX have been able to achieve.”


About CENX

CENX is the first and most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchange delivering award-winning, carrier-neutral and collocation-neutral Carrier Ethernet Exchange interconnect services to global, regional, and local telecom and internet service providers. It simplifies, integrates, monitors and expedites services, enabling vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity.


CENX’s  services  include: flexible physical and virtual interconnect, expert service alignment, and real-time service management, together with an overarching CENX Market, a member-tailored marketplace for buying and selling service providers. These services are delivered via the CENX System: a resilient, distributed, integrated hardware and software platform located at strategic interconnection points around the world, enabling convenient connection to CENX by its service provider members. For more information, visit


About Globe Telecom

Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services which include mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom; both acknowledged industry leaders in the country and across the region.


Only Globe has a purpose-built, dedicated network for high-speed SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy), Ethernet and wavelength services.  This dedicated data network enables focused servicing of enterprise customers, brings operational efficiencies to improve service level agreements, and enables network management systems to enhance monitoring and after sales support. For more information, visit


Shown in photo are (L to R) Globe Business Core Data Products Head Jimmy Alcala, CENX President Nan Chen and Globe Business Head Jesus Romero at the International Telecoms Week, held last May 2011 in Washington DC.


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Rainbow Welcomes St. John Bosco Relic

A rainbow appears in the sky seemingly welcoming the arrival of the relic of St. John Bosco. We got this video from Bro. Ed Villordon, SDB.

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