Last March 19, 2016, Philippines is one of the countries who join the annual event of the world's largest advocacy in saving Mother Earth. Here in the Philippines SM Cares support the campaigns and all 56 SM malls in the Philippines and 7 SM malls in China have participated in the global celebration of Earth Hour. Lights were shut off from 8:30PM to 9:30PM simultaneously.

It is indeed one of the largest environmental initiatives that encourage everyone to do their share in caring for our planet. During the event, SM Cares, supporting communities, guest and ambassadors of WWF gathered together for one commitment.

I am very much delighted to be part of it. There are amazing performers who dance with LED light on their costume and the girls who dance and beating the drums are very spectacular. Ms. Anne Curtis sing a song entitle Let it go from the movie Frozen.

It was nice to celebrate an occasion like this where you can meet new friends and enjoy the night full of fun and surprises. You will never know what will happen in the future so let's protect our planet and participate in the event like this.

I remember, Ms. Anne Curtiz says, "We should protect Mother Earth because our children will live here in the future." Those words are so true. Like Ms. Anne Curtiz, we must help in our own little way. small deeds today bigger and brighter future soon!

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Did you know that 1 out of 4 people are at risk of anemia? Anemia, caused by iron deficiency, can greatly impact a person’s physical and cognitive performance thus affecting the overall work productivity.

In the Philippines, Merck Inc., through the country’s leading iron supplement brand for adults, Sangobion IRON+, has made it its mission to spread awareness for anemia so that more Filipinos can be aware of the condition. In fact, the World Health Organization revealed that between 20 and 39.9% of women in the country aged 15-49 years suffer from anemia (The Global Prevalence of Anaemia in 2011, authored by the World Health Organization).

“A significant number of Filipinos, particularly women, are affected by anemia and don’t even realize it. We expect that this campaign will encourage them to be more conscious of their blood health, and take the necessary steps to fight anemia so they can go about each day in winning form.”

- Debbie Go, Merck Inc. Philippines Head of Marketing, Consumer Health

The launch of the new campaign, “Win Your Day” establishes Sangobion IRON+ as the blood health expert that talks about the 5 signs of anemia—tiredness, sickly (due to a weak immune system), paleness, distractedness (lack of concentration), and dizziness—and how to prevent or overcome them in order to Win Your Day.

The highlight of the campaign is the “Win Your Day” TV commercial and music video, starring Sangobion IRON+ Brand Ambassador Sarah Geronimo. Also featured in the video are the Anemix Girls: five women who were able to overcome their anemia with the help of the organic iron supplement.

They are fondly known as Tired Ellaine, Sickly Paula, Pale Sheena, Distracted Princess, and Dizzy Apple.

Selected through a series of Sangobion IRON+ activities that took place over several months last year, the girls went through several tests of physical energy, including a karaoke challenge. Armed with golden voices and the eagerness to win their day, the five stood out from hundreds of candidates and proved to be the perfect companions of Sarah G. in the music video.
Tutuban Center, Manila’s bargain shopping destination, recently established the Tutuban Center Home Club (TC Home Club) as part of its community development activities.

TC Home Club seeks to empower women of today, especially the underprivileged ones living within the Tutuban Center community and nearby cities with little or no education, to gain the confidence of facing challenges in life when raising a family. 

The club will seek these mothers and reach out to them by providing a venue for trainings and seminars to help them develop and discover specific skills they may have to become a possible 
source of livelihood.

The 3-hour training sessions started last February 5, 2016 and will run every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. until March 11, 2016 at the Tutuban Center Food Court located at the 3rd floor of Tutuban Center Centermall and at Tutuban Center TMX exhibition center.

During the initial session, the mothers underwent training sessions to learn how to become a massage therapist, barista, manicurist/pedicurist, haircutter, or even how to make sweet treats like “pastillas.” Training was provided by representatives from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA.  Attendees were also handed out TC Home Club shirts, ID cards, and other peripherals, including eco-bags. 

Next training sessions will teach women from different backgrounds how to become entrepreneurs, cosmetics/make-up application, even vital tips on parenting and other important topics.

To join TC Home Club, participants must show a Barangay Clearance, ID and duly accomplished TC Home Club registration form at the Tutuban Center Marketing Office located near the Tutuban Center Food Court.  Also, this event would not be possible without Smart Communications, Inc., DKT Health, Inc., Torque Philippines, 

Robinsons Supermarket, Department of Health – Commission on Population, TESDA, Kalye Negosyo and HBC.

“We hope more women will join our training sessions because it will definitely help them be more self-reliant as they face life’s challenges. We invite them to attend because they will definitely learn here. And if these initial sessions prove successful, we can hopefully extend this program for the whole year,” says Ms. Sylvia Tecson, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Tutuban Properties, Inc. (TPI).

Tutuban Center is located along C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight. Visit our Facebook page,, follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts @TutubanCenter for more details.

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When people hear the popular Tagalog phrase “Walang Forever” (there’s no forever), they would either laugh out in “kilig” (romantic excitement) or simply shrug their shoulders or raise their eyebrows in disbelief. 

But in sustaining relationships, it’s really about trust and open communication between the partners when trying to keep the love alive. More than this it's also about having spontaneous fun, maintaining an unbelievable amount of humor but more importantly, keeping yourself beautiful, youthful and ageless.

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HyC 150 also helps protect and radiate the hair and scalp because of its Biotin nutrient,  vital to help keep glowing hair everyone can truly admire.

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It’s beauty and vitality that anyone can safely say will last “forever.” 

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Mahalagang Paalala: Ang HyC150 ay hindi gamot at hindi dapat gamiting panggamot sa anumang uri ng sakit.

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