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WWF-Philippines Adopt-a-Panda Campaign

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines National Youth Ambassador Janine Gutierrez is a passionate advocate of proper waste management and garbage disposal. She graced the on-ground fundraiser for a day for WWF-Philippines’ “Fundraising Hour” activity at the Lucky Chinatown Mall in Manila.

The fundraising is one event for this WWF-Philippines ambassador to spread awareness on pressing environmental issues and introduce the Individual Donor Program or IDP. The IDP encourages everyone to directly contribute in the conservation efforts of WWF-Philippines all over the country. Donors can sign up at booths in selected venues or through online.

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Janine, as one of the newest celebrity ambassadors of WWF-Philippines has supported activities like Earth Hour, Sustainable Food, Sustainable Future Fundraising Dinner, Partners’ Night 2017 and a site visit to Dobson, Sorsogon.

Janine said that “I am so glad that I am doing a lot more now to protect our environment. Our activities at WWF-Philippines encourages everyone, especially the youth, to take an active role in protecting and preserving our planet because together we can make everything possible.”

 

Luckily Chinatown is a perfect venue for the fundraising event because it has partnered up with WWF-Philippines for its Panda-themed holidays. “Adopt-a-Panda” campaign allows shoppers to take home a panda stuffed toy, a WWF pin, and an official adoption certificate for Php500.00. All proceeds will go to WWF-Philippines’ conservation programs. The “Adopt-a-Panda” campaign runs till December 31, 2017.

Contributions to the WWF-Philippines will help the campaigns and projects in the conservation of the natural habitats, resources and ecosystems in the country as it carries out its mission to build a future where Filipinos live in harmony with nature.

To know more about WWF-Philippines or to donate online, visit http://wwf.org.ph

 

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Philips MOM for Moms

One of the Sustainable Growth Development goals of the Philippine government is to reduce maternal death rate. As of 2015, 162 deaths per 100,000 live births have been recorded and that is too high. The Millenium Development Goal target however is as low as 52 deaths pero 100,000 live births.

There are three contributing factors to maternal death, which is a major concern of  the Department of Health:

1. Delays in reaching appropriate health centers

2. Delays in health care provisions for expectant mothers

3. Delays in seeking medical help

Caroline Clarke, CEO for Philips ASEAN Pacific

Philips is a leading health care technology that has been in the Philippines for more than 60 years and has worked tirelessly to help prevent, treat and empower Filipinos. Philips has been presented an opportunity to introduce and innovative solution to address the root causes of the high maternal mortality rate in the country.

Philips MOM for Moms” campaign aims to raise awareness about maternal mortality problems in the Philippines. This campaign aims to show the potential of mobile technology to address these problems and to empower Filipino moms to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Urasinee Patarasongkram, Philips Philippines Country Manager

Philips MOM for Moms is Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring, a web portal app that aims to monitor pregnancies through its mobile app

Philips MOM for Moms aims to help the Philippines achieve its goal in lowering maternal death rate through the use of this app that can help mo it or the conditions of pregnant Filipino women who live far from the health centers. Mobile connectivity is something we rely on for communication so this is a good way to be able to reach out to those in need of pregnancy and health-related monitoring.

H.E. Marion Derckx, Netherlands Ambassador for the Philippines during the Philips MOM for Moms campaign launch.

See the World with Air Asia and World Vision

People are traveling more these days, thanks to affordable yet comfortable airline accommodations like one from AirAsia.

Do you want to “See the World” with AirAsia in partnership with World Vision in its efforts to bring awareness and raise funds to benefit Filipino children?

“See the World” aims to raise at least one million pesos in order to provide sponsorships programs to children who are direct recipients across the Philippines.

Book an AirAsia seat from December 1 – 31, 2017 and PhP5.00 will be automatically donated to World Vision’s child sponsorship program.

Promo will be for all flights booked from December 1-31, 2017 for all Z2 flights, regardless of travel dates. Call 742-2742 for Customer Support or visit the AirAsiaPh Facebook page.

The collaboration between AirAsia and World Vision represents another step forward in our commitment to the philosophy that no corporation can live apart from the community it serves. As a truly Filipino airline, we will always extend a helping hand to the communities we serve,”  according to AirAsia Regional COO Pete Chareonwongsak.

AirAsia as a global brand is honored to partner with an international relief, development and advocacy organization as we both share the same commitment and passion in helping communities especially children, to see the wonders of the world through sponsorship programs in education.” 

 

World Vision is celebrating its 60th year here in the Philippines. World Vision Philippine National Director Rommel Fuerte said that “World Vision is thankful to have this milestone partnership wi AirAsia Philippines. With this significant initiative, we can ensure that every peso that will be donated to World Vision will help a lot of underprivileged Filipino children attain their dreams.”

Aside from the fund raising, “See the World” will feature inspiring stories of children from impoverished communities around the country whose lives have changed and caused other children and communities to aspire for better living conditions.”

Watch a video here https://www.facebook.com/airasiaph/videos/vb.119566078103278/1699682103424993/?type=3&theater

See The World: Episode 2

In this second episode of See the World, one of our pilots flew to Aklan to meet a young boy who dreams of becoming a pilot. Watch how this inspiring story unfolds as he gives a heartwarming surprise by turning one of the child's dreams to reality.This holiday season, you can also help fulfill more dreams by supporting #SeetheWorld which aims to send more kids to school.AirAsia will donate Php 5.00 for every booking made in the Philippines from December 1-31, 2017 to World Vision. #AirAsiaWorldVision Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 17129, series of 2017

Posted by AirAsia on Friday, December 8, 2017

Find out more about “See the World” through #AirAsiaWorldVision and #SeeTheWorld hashtags on social media sites.

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AirAsia Philippines is a member of the AirAsia Group, voted as the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years. AAP operates a fleet of 17 aircraft with domestic and international flights from Manila, Cebu and Kalibo. AAP operates flights to/from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Puerto Princesa,  Clark and Iloilo. It has international flights to/from Shanghai, Taipei, Incheon, HK, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore.

AirAsia “SeeTheWorld” Christmas project is also brought to you by AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme. You can download the BIG Loyalty mobile app to discover your new membership status.

Quorn Non-Meat Grounds Recipe

We love Quorn non-meat grounds. It is like meat, only it isn’t. The texture is like meat and if cooked correctly, it doesn’t feel and taste like a non-meat ingredient. The kids and the hubby do not complain but instead say that it feels like they are eating meat, that is not meat.

Quorn is made with Mycoprotein, a fermented, natural, nutritious fungus taken from the soil. Mycoprotein is high in protein, high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and has no cholesterol. It’s texture is just like meat without the oil “sebo” effect when the cooked food turns cold.

Here are a few recipes I have made with the Quorn non-meat grounds:

Slowcooked Lasagna:

Sautéed with onions, garlic, a little vegetable oil and cooked with carrots and potatoes:

Sautéed with onion, garlic and cooked with tomato sauce and carrots: 

Sautéed with onions and garlic, cooked with fresh brown mushroom and tomato sauce. Add cooked penne pasta for a pasta meal.

Tamarind My Bell

Tamarind My Bell (sings Tamarind my beeeell…). Ok, sorry about that.

My daughter got this from the supermarket. She says it tastes great! This was not the first time she had the drink.

Tamarind My Bell is a distinct Filipino flavor with tamarind as the base of this locally blended juice drink. Locally sourced tamarind from the provinces like Pampanga, Bulacan and Zambales, this is a refreshing drink. It tastes sweet and sour and has a blend that’s kinda unique. For those who love tamarind, a sweet and sour fruit for eating fresh or used as condiment, this is for you.

It kinda reminds me of happy times under the big sampaloc tree in the compound where my grandparents lived. The tree was a witness to our growing up years and to countless family lunches and get-togethers. It would take around 3-4 people with outstretched arms to get the span of the tree trunk. Yep, that big. Not sure though if still yields fruit because we can’t go near it anymore.

Anyway, there are still 2 or 3 more flavors from this line of blended juices and we hope to try the other two (or more!) flavors. The bottles are eco-friendly and can be reused.

My daughter gives her two thumbs up to Tamarind My Bell Locally Blended Juice Drink.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 30th 2017 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Shopping Finds,Through the Lens | Comments (0)

OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone

FC Barcelona, one of the mose popular football clubs is partnering with OPPO for the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone.

One of the most popular and loved football clubs, the FC Barcelona or Barca and OPPO, the top international smartphone brand, teamed up to create the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone. 

Heads up, O-Fans because you get a rare opportunity to win 1 out of the 3 units in the Philippines through a Facebook fan page giveaway!

The OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition smartphone carries special Barca Red color with unique gold accent. This smartphone is made more special because the official logo of the FC Barcelona made of real 18 carat gold with the print ‘FC Barcelona Official Partner’ underneath.

Aside from the phone, the packaging is also made more special with a matte finish box and premium case with laser engraved signatures of today’s formidable football players.

These units are not being sold in the country. However, OPPO Philippines is giving Filipino fans a chance to win the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone by simply visiting the OPPO Philippines Facebook page via http://bit.ly/OPPOFCB and follow the mechanics. A total of three limited edition smartphones will be given away this September 2017.

OPPO continues to push the boundaries beyond a smartphone brand and continues to touch customers through their passion points such as sports. In the Philippines, OPPO is part of the 2017 OPPO-PBA Governor’s Cup, the biggest and premiere basketball tournament in the country. OPPO has been supporting Gilas Pilipinas, the country’s official men’s national basketball team in their recent tournament in the South East Asian Games 2017.

Visit these links for more updates on OPPO:

facebook.com/OPPOPH
Instagram.com/OPPOPhilippines
twitter.com/OPPOPhilippines

For more information about OPPO, please visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html

Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 21st 2017 | Filed in Contest Alert!,FYI,Promos,Tech Blabber,TreasureJar Finds | Comments (0)

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