Philippines sheds off nearly 1 million lbs with the help of FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge



In May 2017, the Fit Filipino Movement (FitFil) spearheaded by celebrity fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret (“Biggest Loser Philippines Season 2”) sought to achieve their most challenging goal: to rally the entire Philippines to shift to an active lifestyle and collectively lose one million pounds. 



Now, six (6) months later, the FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge has come to a close and the verdict is out: the Philippines has collectively shed nearly one million pounds in just half a year!

The announcement was made during the movement’s culminating event, FWD’s Live to Move fitness party, held on December 3 at the Central Park, SM By the Bay, Mall of Asia. The centerpiece of the event was the "Campaign Achievement Celebration," which highlighted the campaign's collective achievements and recognized the more than a hundred organizations, institutions, LGU partners, and companies which took part in the project. Present during the occasion were representatives from these partner-organizations including the Philippine Medical Association, Philippine National Police, National Youth Commission, among others.

Celebrity fitness coaches Jim and Toni proudly shared how the movement was able to achieve its objective of achieving its target in six months' time.

"It was a combined effort from everyone—individuals, groups, and partner organizations who pledged to lose weight by deciding it was time to adapt a more active lifestyle,” says Coach Jim. "But the mission has just started. We hope to see at least one million Filipinos more fit in three years' time.”

For her part, Coach Toni says, “Through the FitFil weight loss challenge, we hope to spread the message that being fit and well starts with a simple commitment and that includes taking ownership of your health.”

FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest growing insurance companies, is a proud partner of the FitFil movement.

“We at FWD fully support FitFilipino’s humble advocacy of getting everyone fit and well so Filipinos can really celebrate life. We will continue to encourage everyone to take part in a more active lifestyle and as our brand tagline goes, Get ready to live!” shares FWD Life Philippines Head of Marketing Rochelle Vandenberghe.

As an insurance industry pioneer in the space of health and wellness, FWD Life Philippines has been at the forefront of pushing more Filipinos to lead a healthier lifestyle. The company spearheaded the “Live to Move” movement in 2015, a nationwide wellness project inspired by the virtue that achieving better health is key in getting ready to live life to the fullest.
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About FWD Philippines

FWD Life Insurance Corporation (“FWD Life”) is the first life insurance company licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines under the new Insurance Code. FWD launched its commercial operations in September 2014. After its second full year of operations in 2016, FWD ranked #12 in total premium income, up one notch from previous year, according to the Insurance Commission’s report.1 By March 2017, FWD Life is the highest-capitalized life insurer in the Philippines with PhP 2.3 billion in paid-up capitalization.2
FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, and employee benefits across a number of its markets. Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business arm of investment group, Pacific Century Group. In the Philippines, FWD has nine business hubs located in key cities nationwide with its headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

For more information please visit fwd.com.ph.

1 www.insurance.gov.ph > Statistics > 2017 > Based on Premium Income
2 Based on publicly available disclosures.

Head Up To Clark On December 2 For ColorManila's CM Blacklight Run

ColorManila, known as the most aggressive concept fun-run organizer in the country today, will have its 3rd running event in Clark, Pampanga this year, for its CM Blacklight Run. ColorManila has in fact hosted over 15,000 participants in their events at Clark, Pampanga for the past 18 months, which makes Clark, one of their biggest fun-run venues outside of Metro Manila. In fact, their CM Blacklight Clark Run held December also of last year, gathered 6,000 people at the venue, with some foreigners flying in from the United States and other parts of Asia, just to join the event.

ColorManila Vice President Justine Cordero says, “This is all possible because of Clark Development Corporation’s support. And we look forward to organizing more events at their venue.” Cordero continues, “We also want the runners to enjoy the cool breeze of December in this night run, as they go thru various race finishes of 3K, 5K and 10K; and of course, the color stations that everyone looks forward to, along with the color festival.”








Runners have the option of choosing between the Deluxe Kit, Rockstar Kit and the Superstar Kit. The Deluxe Kit priced at P750, comes with a costume singlet, race bib, costume drawstring bag, color packet and a finisher’s medal. While the Rockstar Kit priced at P1,050, comes with a dri-ft shirt, race bib, headlamp, color packet and a finisher’s medal. Lastly, the Superstar Kit which is priced at P1,200, comes with a dri-fit shirt, race bib, headlamp, 3 drawstring bags, headwear, color packet and a finisher’s medal.

CM Blacklight Run co-presented by Sutherland, will be held on December 2, 2017, at the Clark Parade Grounds, assembly time is at 7 p.m. Registration is still ongoing. For more information, www.colormanilarun.com for more details.

A Celebration of Partnership Between Asia Brewery’s Summit Natural Drinking Water and WWF-Philippines



An annual event which honors partners that have been instrumental in strengthening environmental causes, World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) held its Partner’s Night at the Fairmont Raffles Hotel recently.

The new partnership between Asia Brewery, Inc. and WWF was also celebrated.  ABI recognizes the efforts of water preservation in the Philippines thus, a total of One Million Peso (Php 1,000,000.00) donation, through their Summit Natural Drinking Water brand, was given to WWF Philippines to be used for their transformational programs for water conservation. 

In photo, from left: Hubert L. Tan (Senior Vice President for Operations, Asia Brewery, Inc.), Joel Palma (President and CEO, WWF-Philippines), Gigi Montinola (Chairman of the Board, WWF-Philippines) and Joseph B. Cruel (Vice President for Marketing, Asia Brewery, Inc.).


“We entrust that our partnership with WWF-Philippines will bring out bigger changes in various water conservation ventures and create a significant impact in our environment”Joseph Cruel, Vice President for Non-Alcoholic Beverage, Asia Brewery Inc.

Furthermore, the event paved way for the launch of Summit Still and Sparkling – the first locally made still and sparkling water in recyclable glass bottles, crafted to achieve premium quality and taste, an elevated refreshment experience for discerning. The products will soon be available in selected hotels and restaurants.

Put A Twist To Your Usual Spaghetti



Weekends are for sharing time and good food with family and loved ones. Food lovers can spice up the usual spaghetti to make it more exciting and extraordinary with this delicious recipe from El Real Pasta.

Make weekend salo-salo with the fambam even more enjoyable with Spaghetti and Spicy Bacon Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, made with El Real Spaghetti. With the pasta’s “yumayakapangsarap” goodness, your loved ones can surely savor the flavor of the garlic sauce that perfectly complements the taste of the seafood.


Spaghetti and Spicy Bacon Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Ingredients:
250 grams El Real Spaghetti
¼ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
¼ cup crushed garlic
¼ tsp. sliced red pepper
1 tsp. rock salt
½ cup frozen mix vegetables (carrots, corn, and peas)
½ cup baby shrimps
¼ cup chopped bacon
2 tbsp. chopped spring onions (for garnish)
Procedure:
First, cook the El Real Spaghetti according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. When ready to serve, blanch spaghetti under boiling water. In a 12-inch skillet, put oil and saute garlic and bacon until it changes color. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 3 minutes. Turn off the stove and put in hot spaghetti. Transfer to serving platter and top with spring onion.Serves 4-6.

Make every dish rich with #RealSarap goodness with El Real Pasta! For more recipes, like and visit Facebook.com/ILoveElReal.
 





Spaghetti and Spicy Bacon Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Ingredients:
250 grams El Real Spaghetti
¼ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
¼ cup crushed garlic
¼ tsp. sliced red pepper
1 tsp. rock salt
½ cup frozen mix vegetables (carrots, corn, and peas)
½ cup baby shrimps
¼ cup chopped bacon
2 tbsp. chopped spring onions (for garnish)
Procedure:
First, cook the El Real Spaghetti according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. When ready to serve, blanch spaghetti under boiling water. In a 12-inch skillet, put oil and saute garlic and bacon until it changes color. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 3 minutes. Turn off the stove and put in hot spaghetti. Transfer to serving platter and top with spring onion.Serves 4-6.

Make every dish rich with #RealSarap goodness with El Real Pasta! For more recipes, like and visit Facebook.com/ILoveElReal.