Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship Promo Draw



It has often been said that education is the best inheritance parents can give their children. For Carol Malonzo, Lily Prescasiosa, and Cherry Magpayo, participating in Colgate’s new scholarship program--which gives more Filipino children a chance to receive financial assistance to support their schooling—has given these moms the opportunity to support their children’s dream of completing their education.

A welcome blessing
Receiving a scholarship prize of Php 100,000 from Colgate is a welcome blessing for the three moms, who were among the five grand prize winners of the Colgate Scholarship Promo’s first draw.

For housewife Carol, whose husband works as a warehouse man, the windfall will enable her to pay for son John Arwyn’s full tuition for the next school year instead of paying it in tranches. “Nakabase lang kasi lahat ng pang-gastos namin sa kita ng papa ni John, kaya napakalaking bagay ng scholarship na ito para sa amin,” says Carol. 

Christelle Magpayo, inspired by the well-dressed people working at a pharmaceutical company near their house and whom she sees on her way to school, wants to pursue being a chemist as she sees it as a way for their family to become financially stable. The scholarship prize of Php 100,000 from Colgate will supplement her family’s budget for her schooling.

For John Arwyn Malonzo, whose family relies solely on his father’s earnings as a warehouse man, the scholarship prize of Php 100,000 from Colgate will go a long way in achieving his dreams of being a scientist or an engineer.

John Brenton Prescasiosa, whose father became an OFW to help establish their family, has his sights set on a teaching career with the help of the scholarship prize of Php 100,000 from Colgate.  


Like any typical youngster, Carol’s nine-year-old son still has not quite made up his mind on what he wants to be when he grows up. “Marami syang gusto: scientist, engineer, nurse,” says Carol, “pero para sa amin, kung anong gusto nyang kursong kuhanin nila ay okay lang, basta dun sa maligaya siya.”

Cherry, also a housewife who diligently saves the earnings of her seaman husband, says that the winnings will be an added supplement to their budget for the schooling of their 8-year-old daughter Christelle.

“Kaya kami nag-apply sa scholarship [promo] para talaga makatulong sa pag-aaral ni Christelle,” says Cherry. She shares that her daughter, inspired by the well-dressed people working at a pharmaceutical company near their house and whom she sees on her way to school, wants to pursue being a chemist as she sees it as a way for their family to become financially stable.  

Lily is equally delighted to have won the scholarship grant for son John Brenton, who is currently taking up AB History at Arellano University.  “Kaya naging OFW ang papa ni John Brenton ay para magpursiging kami’y maitaguyod,” says Lily, who supplements the family income working as a book-keeper.

Lily shares that John Brenton has his sights set on a teaching career. “Balak niyang maging professor kaya makakatulong talaga itong aming pagkapanalo, lalo na’t mahirap ang may college na pinag-aaral,” says Lily.

Extending opportunities
“Education has always been a cornerstone of Colgate’s community service programs,” said Jay Custodio, Associate Director for Oral Care. “Through this initiative, we aim to provide more Filipino children access to education so they can take advantage of the opportunities it opens to achieve a brighter future that they can smile about.”   

Apart from providing financial assistance to select dentistry students and symposia to partner schools (Philippine Association of Dental Colleges), and driving oral health education among young students through the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures initiative, Colgate extends scholarship opportunities to more Filipino children with its new scholarship promo, giving over Php 3.5 million worth of scholarships and prizes with every purchase of specially-marked Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection Great Regular Flavor toothpaste cartons or any Colgate toothpaste sachet. The promo is set to run until December 15, 2016.

For more information about the Colgate Scholarship Promo, visit the Colgate website at www.colgate.ph. Updates and announcements of winners are also available in the Colgate Philippines Facebook page.

Taiwan Excellence’s Gadgets Make Lives And Work easier



There’s no question that modern technology has the power to make lives and work easier. A lot of people rely on different gadgets to help them finish everyday tasks productively and conveniently.

Make sure to have the right gadgets to power through the everyday grind. Here are some gadgets offered by Taiwan’s best brands that bear the Taiwan Excellence seal, assuring customers of the products’ superior quality. Aside from having the excellence seal, these products also help users embrace a life of efficiency and practicality.








Organize your personal and work files using ADATA’s HD720 external drive
Shelling out a monthly subscription fee for extra online storage is not the only way to solve digital clutter. Save time in organizing files and enjoy savings by purchasing an equally useful and affordable external hard drive. For instance, ADATA offers the HD720 that has large storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB. Its durable design survived stringent tests for waterproofing, dust proofing, and even shock resistance. The HD720 will surely provide excellent file protection.

Work with a powerful laptop like the Vivobook X556UR
Bring along the ASUS Vivobook X556UR laptop to keep updated with work and entertained while on a break. It features a Li-Polymer battery that gives up to 700 charge cycles or 2.5 times longer than the lifespan of standard Li-ion cylinder batteries. One can be sure to have a reliable laptop that can be used all throughout the day. It also has an IceCool technology that keeps heat-generating components away from the palm rest and maintains temperatures between 28°C and 35°C. Since these are lower than the normal body temperature, working comfortably and worry-free from any heating issues for hours on end is now possible.

Enjoy hours of music with the Carol Bluetooth Wireless Amplifier
Listening to music can help accomplishing repetitive tasks or getting creative juices flowing. Concentrate on tasks by streaming a productivity-boosting playlist to a Carol Bluetooth Wireless Amplifier. This iOS and Android-friendly Bluetooth-enabled device offers a simple set-up where one can enjoy hours of music through an easy-to-use wireless solution. The product has independent bass/ treble adjustment knob, allowing shaping personal audio experience. 

Ensure fast internet connection with the D-Link DWA-192
WiFi adapters are essential for high-quality internet connection. About the size of a baseball, the D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USD 3.0 Adapter or DWA-192 is powered with a 3 x 3 antenna design, supporting speeds of up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference. This adapter also introduces the SuperSpeed transfer mode that allows better power management by transferring data 10x faster than the standard USB 2.0. These features make DWA-192 the best choice to maximize connection speed.

Prevent cause of delays with O’pro 9 3-in-1 Carry Finder
Misplacing important items can cause delays. Avoid long hunts with the O’pro 9 3-in-1 Carry Finder — a tracking device with an exclusive mobile app that can quickly detect the distances between your mobile phone and the paired Carry Finders. When a Carry Finder disconnects from the matched phone, the two devices will give warning sounds at the same time to remind you that your item might have been left behind or stolen. Other than being a tracking device, the 3-in-1 Carry Finder also functions as a Bluetooth Selfie Shooter and as a powerbank. 

Work smart with these products to increase your productivity, paving the way for more time with what truly matters. For more information on Taiwan Excellence accredited products, visit http://www.taitra.org.tw/ or like Taiwan Excellence onFacebook.

It's Possible - Safe And Fresh Ready-to-Cook Meat Products



Times are indeed changing. Unlike in the last decade where mothers lavishly prepare the family dinner, today’s trend has changed cooking habits to simple and easy. The fast changing times have curved our dietary habits to the convenient and instant. The pre-prep food industry has gained traction over the years and is playing a crucial rule in the day to day dietary habits of Filipino families.
Canned food, fast foods, frozen and packed meat, have evolved to replace the freshly cooked meals that families enjoy at dinner time for the simple reason that it is easy and convenient. However, we must also remember that food quality must never be sacrified for convenience.
RDF Feed, Livestock & Foods, Inc. (RDFFLFI) assures consumers of fresh and safe meat products that includes fresh, marinated, ready to cook and processed meat products with their Fresh Options Meat Shop.



Aptly called Value Added Meats, Fresh Options carry products that are easy to prepare and ready to cook. The Merry-Nades line features marinated pork and chicken in a variety of flavors that includes garlic, sweet style and classic barbecue. Fancy a ‘crispy pata’ or Ilocos bagnet? Just head on over to Fresh Options for your Crispinoy ready-to-fry fix. For tocino, longganisa, tapa and embotido, try Fresh Options Rapsarap products. For your kid’s baon like hotdog and chicken nuggets, try Fresh Options Kiddie Goodie products. Try out the Ulam Mismo Line (Ulam Ora Mismo) for ready-to-heat Filipino meals like Dinuguan, Beef Kaldereta, Bopis, Pork and Chicken Sisig, Beef Mechado, Chicken Curry and many more! Craving for Chinese cuisine? Try Fresh Options Dimsum Basket for your Pork and Chicken siomai, Chicken Feet, Quekiam fix! Want to impress your guests with some chef’s signature recipes? Don’t miss Fresh Options Chef Series line of ready to heat meals like Chicken Galantina, Beef Rendang, Crispy Pata Paksiw and many more!

Fresh Options’ processed meat products and ready-to-cook items are guaranteed fresh. RDFFLFI allocates a portion of slaughtered meats as main ingredients of Value Added Meat products that go directly to the processing plants and cooking areas. The ready-to-heat meals have a shorter shelf life to ensure that the products are “Siguradong Fresh! Siguradong Special!"

RDFFLFI takes pride in providing consumers with safe meat products. Founded by veterinarian-entrepreneur Dr. Robert Lo in 1985, the company is a medium-scale agri-food system enterprise that has an end-to-end integrated food supply chain that includes livestock breeding, feed manufacturing, meat processing, and distribution to food service delivery. A pool of veterinarians on-site monitor and secure proper husbandry practices at the poultry and hog farms to ensure that they are healthy and free of diseases. High-quality feeds developed in-house through years of research are also fed to the company’s poultry and hogs to ensure they will contain less fat and leaner meat.

“Our company is committed to providing better access to high-quality food from farm to table to our Filipino consumers. This is made possible by investing in innovation and ensuring that safety is paramount in all our process of handling the meat products, starting from the source up to the table,” shares Dr. Lo.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Meet and Greet


Disney Beauty and the Beast Meet and Greet

Mechanics:

  1. Event is open to the general public.
  2. First come, first serve policy applies.
  3. Participants must be at the event venue at least 30 minutes before the scheduled session.
  4. No food, drinks, strollers and sharp & pointed objects are allowed in the event area.
  5. Entertainment subject to change without prior notice.

Dates and Venues:


December 7 & 8 – SM City Cebu


1:15 – 2:00pm

3:00 – 3:45pm

4:45 – 5:30pm

6:30 – 7:15pm

8:15 – 9:00pm

December 10 to 12 – SM Megamall

3:00 – 3:34pm

4:45 – 5:30pm

6:30 – 7:15pm

8:00 to 9:00pm

December 14 & 15 – SM Lanang

1:15 – 2:00pm

3:00 – 3:45pm

4:45 – 5:30pm

6:30 – 7:15pm

8:15 – 9:00pm

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