Last October 15 at Cafe' 1771 in Ortigas Center, Female Network held Women Can, an event focused on empowering ladies and helping them achieve their life upgrades through series of casual lectures primarily about finance and investment. With this event, the largest online Pinay community and digital publication that has over 1 million unique visitors monthly and more than 160,000 members, aimed to upgrade women's lives by providing a venue of intellectual exchange.
I remember the day when we decided to take a leap of faith to homeschool our son and pulled him out of the conventional school. We knew it will never be an easy road to take but we were all thrilled. We knew this is what God wants us to do and we believed that if He calls us to homeschool, He will bring us through it.
By God's grace, we are now on our 3rd year of homeschooling. God enabled us to go this far and I can only credit everything to Him.
In 2012, TravelBook.ph, under the management of Summit Media, started as an online catalog catering to more than 4,000 hotels and resorts in the Philippines. The company was established by Recruit Holdings Company, one of the biggest media conglomerates in Japan, and specializes in classified advertisements, publications, and human resources.
To date, TravelBook.ph is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the Philippines and boasts more than 2,700 hotel listings all over the country. Over the past three years, the company has achieved a record-breaking 200% growth rate and an average of 3,900 paid bookings per month.
With various offline and online marketing efforts, TravelBook.ph has gained exposure through media partners such as TV stations GMA NewsTV through programs like PopTalk and Biyahe ni Drew, CinemaOne, and radio stations Love Radio, Monster Radio, and Barangay LS.
TravelBook.ph also boasts increasing 1.6 million monthly page views, with 455,000 monthly unique visits, 52,000 registered members, and 299,000 newsletter subscribers.
Its social media presence also continues to grow: it has more than 540,000 likes in Facebook, while its Twitter and Instagram accounts have about 2,900 and 10,300 followers respectively.
Food is wonderful. It engages all our senses and it brings people together. It sustains and comforts us. It’s the center of many of our celebrations.
We all love food. Unfortunately, 795 million people worldwide do not have enough to eat. In the Philippines, 1 out of 3 children under five years old are severely malnourished.
But we can change this. We believe a hungerfree world is possible – where everyone has deserves enough food for today and for tomorrow.
This October, to celebrate World Food Day on October 16, Word Vision invites us to join a movement to create a hungerfree world.
It is simple. Share a meal with someone in your community, whether at home, at a big dinner party or at a restaurant. Make that meal more meaningful by donating the cost or part of the cost of the meal to help create a hungerfree world with World Vision.
Nothing beats good food and good people having a Meaningful Meal together.
The #Hungerfree challenge
Celebrate food with World Vision! Help spread awareness and raise funds to support the health and nutrition programs in the Philippines. Will you help fight the challenging fight against hunger? Here's how:
Celebrate food, eat, and take
a photo of a meal you love.
|Step 2 |
Donate the cost of
your meal to fight hunger.
|Step 3 |
Instagram your #hungerfreephotos and challenge your friends
to join too!
Where your support goes
World Vision extends its help to families through one of its nutrition programs, Pinoy Nutrition Hub, where parents and health workers learn how to feed children properly and practice good hygiene.
Parents with under five malnourished children would initially visit the nutrition hubs for two weeks and to continue what they learned at home for three months. Local health centers and World Vision staff for health status will regularly check children.
"I participated in PNH, desperate to find a solution for my sons. I learned about food preparation," Marites shares. "Before, I used to give my children more rice than dishes, thinking that rice alone is enough for them to grow healthy and strong. I thought because they were eating a lot of rice, they were healthy. I was wrong."
Marites's sons Jeno, 2, and Julius, 4, had just been diagnosed as malnourished.
For 90 days, Marites religiously followed what she learned from PNH, even testing new healthy dishes. "Sometimes, when we have no money, I prepared soup made of malunggay (moringa) that I asked from our neighbor and then I mixed it with fish that my husband brought home. It's cheap but it's healthy," she said.
Soon, Jeno and Julius starting to gain weight. "I could see that my children have become a little plump. World Vision showed me an easy solution for my kids to be healthier," Marites said.
Visit World Vision Ph for more information.
Tupperware was introduced in the Philippines in 1966 and has since become a household name, changing the lives of millions of Filipinos through its world-class products and the limitless income opportunities it offers. In 2007, Tupperware Philippines merged with Sara Lee Direct Selling Philippines to become what was known as Fullerlife Direct Selling Philippines. Today, we are proudly known as Tupperware Brands Philippines to reflect our strong heritage while conveying that we are a multi-brand, multi-category direct sales company.
I've known Tupperware for its colorful plastic storage that has different sizes and shapes. My Nanay had Tupperware collections when we were young. I loved the stacks container and I was always excited to see the smallest of the set.
After couple of years, Tupperware is now offering not just the items I used to know as a child, but also products for Baby, Cosmetics, Fragrances, Personal Care and many more!