Sigurista Parent Essentials You Need To Add To Cart ASAP

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Being a new parent is such an exciting time. Whether it’s your first baby, or your second or third, every newborn makes any parent feel like they are entering a new chapter in their lives. But with the excitement of this chapter comes worries and fears about making sure you are giving your baby everything he or she needs. Sigurista Parents like you can’t help but want only the best for your baby!

To help you get started, here are some of the items you need to invest in and stock up on as soon as possible. It will help make your baby’s first few months some of the best months of his or her life!

Drink up

One of the first decisions every parent has to make is how they will feed their baby. There is extensive research on the benefits of breastfeeding, so if you are going this route, it’s best you stock up on breast pumps, nursing pads, and nipple cream. If you’re going the bottle-feeding path, stock up on quality bottles and bottle brushes. There are also a bunch of sterilizers that you can look into to make the cleaning process easier for you!

Bath time is fun time

For first time parents, giving their tiny babies a bath can be daunting. To ease your fears, make sure you get shampoo and soap that are gentle on baby’s skin, as well as soft towels to dry them off with. Invest in a bath seat or infant tub to lessen chances of accidents in the bathroom.

Sweet dreams all night

Sleep training is becoming more popular among this generation of new parents. Not only will your baby have better sleep quality, so will you! Check out crib sheets and mattresses first, then extend your research to swaddles and hush machines. Soon you and your baby will wake up energized every morning!

Rash protection like no other

A baby’s diaper is one of the most important items in a parent’s must-have list. A Sigurista Parent knows that a good diaper will help keep baby more comfortable and prevent unwanted rashes. That’s why it’s important for Sigurista Parents like you to invest in the best.

Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn has a 2-in-1 Rash Shield that helps prevent diaper rash that comes long periods of kulob and babad. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn  the best diaper choice if you’re looking for superior protection from rashes for your newborn’s skin.

As a new mom, Sigurista Parent Camille Co shares how her adorable little girl is growing up so quickly and how choosing Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn  has helped her savor every moment with her baby. “Sienna bug is growing up too fast! 😭 She’s already learning how to sit! Soon, she’ll be crawling. Someone press pause please. Before we know it, we won’t be playing like this anymore and I’ll probably be chasing her all over the house. Imagine having to chase her countless times for diaper changes too? 😂 Good thing with @pampersph Baby Dry For Newborn’s 2-in-1 Rash Shield, we can do less diaper changes and not worry about rashes brought about by kulob and wetness.”

Mommy Fidelis on the other hand puts her baby’s comfort as top priority and Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn helps her provide this. She shares, “Playtime and bedtime is very important to growing babies like Francine. And ayokong naabala yun just because I need to change her diaper frequently. Kaya naman simula umpisa pa lang, Pampers Baby Dry na ang gamit nya that protects her all day from kulob and wetness. And most importantly, it has a #SiguristaShield kaya iwas rashes! Comfy night and day!”

You got this Sigurista Parent!

At the end of the day, you are the best person to judge what’s best for your baby. Don’t panic too much. Trust your parental instincts. Let your love and care for your baby guide your way. Start with the essentials and trust only the best reviewed products with proven benefits.  

When you’ve invested in only quality products like Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn, you can rest assured that your baby is well taken care of. Camille reiterates, “#ChoosePampers and trust in its #SiguristaShield for more bonding moments and less stress.”

Add this Sigurista Parent essential to your cart today. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn is available in the P&G Official online shops on Lazada and Shopee.

NU SKIN’S LATESTENTRY INTO THE HOME CATEGORY IS THE COMPANY’SSTRONG ANSWER TO GENTLE YET EFFECTIVE CLEANING NEEDS AT HOME

EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner is Gentle, Versatile, Eco-friendly and Effective.
The perfect partner in making your home your haven.

Nu Skin announced the launch of EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner to Philippine media and key opinion leaders via an exclusive media gathering. EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner is the company’s latest product offering in the Philippine market,and is the powerful follow-up to its first home category entry under the EcoSphere brand, first of which was the EcoSphere Water Purifier. EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner will be available first and exclusively in the Philippines starting 18 October 2021, with plans to roll out the product in the Southeast Asia Region in the coming months.

EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a liquid cleaner that works thoroughly as it sanitizes and disinfects any washable surface by reducing up to 99.999% of certain bacteria when used pure*. It features an innovative formula that contains effective ingredients that are not harmful to the skin. Additionally, it offers various dilutions to clean at different potencies for various applications. 

Starting the Clean Homes Movement

There is a healthy living movement on the rise, and it begins in our homes. There’s an increased preoccupation with ‘clean living’ and ‘clean sleeping’ as means to achieving a more balanced and secure environment in the space of our homes. 

To have healthy meals, we must secure the cleanliness of meal preparation – even the areas we prepare it in. There’s also an increasing awareness of health hazards associated with certain allergens and indoor pollution. While our laundry and cleaning habits look to eliminate bacteria, it shouldn’t be at the expense of our skin and general health. External life stressors and extreme digitalization are also bringing a renewed focus on securing a state of mental well being at home. Lastly,a host of sleep-supporting propositions and products that enhance home ambience and balance are on the innovation front line.

With all these insights on the importance of home care and having safe but effective options, consumers need a product they can trust, from a brand they believe in. This is where Nu Skin’s EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner comes in.

Why You’ll Love It

Eco-friendly formula – cost-effective with less bottles thrown away compared to ready-to-use cleaners

Greener profile – formulated with DIMETHYL 9-DECENAMIDE derived from bio-based sources, that covers a wide range of household cleaning applications.

  • Anti-bacterial formula – effective in reducing up to 99.999% of bacteria when used pure*
  • Gentle to the skin – water-based formula.
  • No-rinse – can be applied anywhere, on any washablesurface, wherever you are. Rinsing is required on
    surfaces that may directly have contact with food.
  • Versatile and effective cleaner – various dilutions canclean at different potencies for different applications.
  • Child-proof cap – this feature helps reduce the risk ofchildren opening the cleaner and ingesting it.

Make Happy Memories and Share the Care at Home with EcoSphere

EcoSphere’s heartwarming digital video depicts a story of a mother’s care and love for her offspring. Making sure they are safe while at the comforts of their home. Through this video, EcoSphere hopes to showcase how a simple act of appreciation, care, and love is worth a thousand words.

Agency: Boost MNL Agency | Director: Pochie Lazaro| Director of Photography: Ryan Tizon

EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner Ingredients

DIMETHYL 9-DECENAMIDE — revolutionaryformulated solution designed for dilution to meetspecific product needs for a wide range of householdcleaning applications. Various dilutions can produceproducts for multi-purpose cleaning such as washingfloors, windows, inks spills, sinks and countertops and toany washable surfaces. It is derived from bio-basedsources providing a greener clean in both household and industrial environments.

LAURAMINE OXIDE — cleaning agent that acts as asurfactant that loosens and traps dirt, hence removing itfrom the surface that you are cleaning.
SODIUM LACTATE — provides pH regulation to cleansurfaces without harming its natural state – the keyelements for a multi-purpose cleaner formulation.

Availability

The EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner will be available in the Philippine market starting 18 October 2021.

About Nu Skin

Founded more than 35 years ago, Nu Skin develops and distributes innovative consumer products, offering a comprehensive line of premium-quality beauty and wellness solutions. The company builds upon its scientific expertise in skin care, nutrition, and wellness, to continually develop innovative product brands that include the Nu Skin® personal care brand, the Pharmanex® nutrition brand, the ageLOC® anti-aging brand, and most recently, the EcoSphere home care brand.

Nu Skin sells its products through a global network of sales leaders in Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. In the Philippines, Nu Skin opened its flagship branch in Ortigas Pasig in 1998. As a long-standing member of direct selling associations globally, Nu Skin is committed to the industry’s consumer guidelines that protect and support those who sell and purchase its products through the direct selling channel. Nu Skin International is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSE, Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: NUS). More information is available at nuskin.com.

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Osaka-style Yakisoba & Takoyaki-in-one-serving concept in the Philippines!

The pandemic gave birth to Yaki Yaki, which now has 5 branches : Calzada Tipaz, Taguig City, Merville, Paranaque City, Countryside, Pasig City ,CAA Road, Las Pinas City and soon to open in Mandaluyong.

Yaki Yaki – a fresh concept from Osaka, Japan, the first authentic Osaka-style Yakisoba & Takoyaki-in-one-serving concept in the Philippines!

8 different flavors of authentic takoyaki that’s crunchy on the outside and gooey inside to give you the real Japan feels paired with regular or spicy yakisoba!

Get to know more about this new craze by calling their franchise hotline – 09567791150. You might just be the next one to bring it to your location and be the next pandemic success story!

Zilingo Continues to Enable Growth of the Growth for Brands, Distributors, Retailers, and SMEswith technology and services in the Philippines

Announces the launch of Zilingo Digitize – a cloud-based SaaS to help brands & distributors digitize their distribution needs

Zilingo, a technology platform that focuses on building digital capabilities and growth enablers to brands, distributors, retailers, and SMEs continues to work towards supporting their partners to scale their businesses efficiently in the Philippines. Using its B2B (Business to Business) solutions, Zilingo aims at empowering, innovating, and diversifying the Philippines MSME industry by providing greater access to suppliers and manufacturers to produce materials at competitive pricing.


“Zilingo is reimagining the entire supply chain and aggregating all parties within the same platform by offering services and software that can help businesses do better. This has been the brand’s focus since Day 1,” says Shiela Mauricio, Country Manager, Zilingo Philippines. With direct access to raw material suppliers, manufacturers, and brands, Zilingo offers MSMEs the means to achieve product quality, quantity, availability, and better pricing models. Zilingo Philippines’ B2B products & services include:
● Zilingo Trade – makes buying & selling ready-made (RMG) and made-to-order (MTO) goods in bulk seamless.
● Zilingo Marketing Services – helps businesses with high-quality photoshoots, online ads, catalogs, and more.
● [New] Zilingo Digitize – Fully digitizes distribution, wholesale, or direct selling operations for brands & distributors.
● Zilingo Factory – MES software for the garment industry that helps factories increase
efficiency & reduce waste.
● Additional services – Zilingo Connect (seamlessly manage multiple online marketplaces) and Fintech (access to longer-term credit at more reasonable rates)

Dhruv Kapoor, Co-founder & CTPO, Zilingo said, “We remain committed to bringing new tools, technology, and innovation that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit in the Philippines, boost exports from the country and build greater supply chain transparency to reduce cost and wastage. Along with our existing products & services, Zilingo Trade, Zilingo Factory and Zilingo Marketing Services, our new product Zilingo Digitize further aids us in this mission by enabling brands & distributors to digitize their
distribution & supply-chain operations and accelerate growth. With the internet and technology becoming an integral part of our lives, we see a massive opportunity to empower MSMEs across the country and Zilingo is dedicated to being a catalyst for progress and innovation.” As the fashion industry continues to be plagued by outdated technology, inefficient supply chains, inappropriate labor practices, and harmful waste generation, Zilingo emphasizes alleviating these pain points by enabling users with access to financial services, product design, and sourcing solutions within a single platform. With Zilingo’s support, MSMEs can improve their product quality, turnover and secure better pricing models, allowing them to remain competitive in the global market.


Introducing the GUESS Originals Summer2021 Collection + GUESS Originals KIT Program

The Summer 2021 GUESS Originals collection is returning with its newest essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program. The program continues to be refreshed seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.

The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and is available beginning July 16, 2021, in select GUESS retail stores and guess.com.ph. GUESS Originals Collection The Summer GUESS Originals Collection for both men and women takes inspiration from the California surf scene and features surf inspired graphics from the archives. The relaxed California lifestyle inspires the pastel colorsand softer washes in this delivery.

The summer collection feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach. The men’s collection offers an array of tees, tanks, sweat shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. Jogger pants, hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts return in gray, black and white tones and provide a laid-back look to your style. All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals seasonal offering also feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket. The women’s capsule incorporates a selection of tanks and crop tops in pale banana yellow and jet black. Knit sets in the form of button ups, provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe.

A two-piece matching crop top and short set in daisy prints are the ultimate go-to summer styles that are both lightweight and fashion forward. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, carpenter fit denim and the debut of a retro-inspired wide leg style. GUESS Originals Kit Program Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program. Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives.

The Kit pants are an assortment of elevated light will cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket. Pricing for the GUESS Originals collection + GUESS Originals Kit Program ranges from P 1,698 to P 3, 898 for tops, bottoms, dresses, hats and denim.

Staying hydrated helps prevent illnesses during the rainy season

The sweltering summer days are over as the country’s weather bureau declared the start of the wet season. During this season, we need to keep our guards up because many illnesses emerge.

These include diarrhea, caused by viral or bacterial infection; waterborne illnesses like typhoid fever, cholera, and leptospirosis; and vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue.

To avoid contracting these diseases, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—reminds the public to keep hydrated, especially that we are in the middle of a global pandemic.

“It is important that we keep our immune system strong. One of the easiest ways to do this is to stay hydrated,” said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong.

To stay fit and protect yourself from diseases, here are some healthy habits you may do.

Eat healthy

What you consume today will have a huge impact on your health in the future. A good eating habit is one of the most basic practices to have a robust immune system.

Making a well-balanced meal is simple – just add more fruits and vegetables, choose whole grain food, switch to low or zero fat options, and cut back on sugar.

Exercise regularly

Exercising remains one of the most effective methods to strengthen your body during the rainy season. You do not have to buy expensive machines or pay for gym subscriptions. You only need at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. To safely exercise at home, you may check various workout videos online. If you opt to do outdoor walk or run, follow social distancing and other safety protocols.

As part of your workout routine, replenish what you lose in sweat with sports drinks like Gatorade. It contains electrolytes that rehydrate your body to avoid dehydration.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is as important as eating healthy and exercising. A study from the Carnegie Mellon University found that people with poor, short sleep have greater chance of getting sick.

Quality sleep helps uplift your immune system. To get quality sleep, reduce your blue light exposure at night, avoid caffeinated drinks before bedtime, and reduce day time naps, among others.

Hydrate

Proper hydration is vital in having a strong immune system. It detoxifies and flushes out waste materials from your body. It also helps transport nutrients to our organ systems.

Taking in safe water is a must to avoid infection from water-borne diseases. To have a clean drinking water, you need to boil water for at least three minutes or do water chlorination. Or you can drink purified bottled water, like Aquafina and Premiere.

If you’re moving all day and feel sluggish or tired, that’s because you lose more than just water when you sweat.  You lose fluids and electrolytes. With this, it’s important for us to stay healthy and hydrated with an Electrolyte Drink like Gatorade Ion.

“Even during rainy season, we need to hydrate to arm our body from diseases and keep our immunity in top shape. Over the years, PCPPI has been helping Filipinos achieve that with our hydration drinks,” Ong said.

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.

Flaunt Your Pride with Pantene

The freedom to fully express one’s identity without fear of judgement is the fruit of years of fighting for equal rights and representation, and every June, we celebrate how far we’ve come with LGBTQIA+Pride month.

It takes courage to embrace your truth and tell your story to the world. That’s why it’s important to put the spotlight on those who have already found the courage and confidence to flaunt their pride, so that they can inspire others to do the same —  just like these strong women.

Mela’s journey to womanhood began with her hair. After years of wearing synthetic wigs or putting a bath towel over her head, she finally let her hair grow long.“At first, I tried to joke about it, “Ma, pagbigyan mo na ako! Rocker na ako ngayon!” She shared on her Instagram post.As time went by, she realized that having straight, smooth, and jet black hair felt right.“I was meant to rock my hair with confidence.”

She found pride in her crowning glory and made sure to give it the proper care it needed.“… Everytime people complimented my hair, my honest, consistent, and confident reply has always been, “Alagang Pantene yan!”, Mela proudly shared in her Instagram post. “I have always flaunted my hair with pride because [it] reflects my journey to being the free and authentic Mela that I am today. As a proud trans woman with feminine expression, my hair has been my source of power. And that’s definitely Salontastic!”

As a member and supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community, I, too have my own journey in raising my voice for my happiness and myself.” Chezka shared on her Instagram.

Chezka, like many others, was afraid of how her family and friends would react to her identity. So, she joined predominantly female activities like modelling and beauty pageants as she tried to figure out how she wanted to present herself.Later on she realized that she wanted to express herself physically as a woman, “…and that’s why I started growing my long straight hair with Pantene. Because Pantene has always been there in helping me feel stronger and Salontastic!Flaunt your #Pride with Pantene. I’m truly thankful for my community in helping me understand them and myself. Know that you are not alone and that we are heard.”

Allies also play a role in helping make the LGBTQIA+ community a safe space by fostering a culture of acceptance and respect, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

Gabbi, an ally,shows her full support for the LGBTQIA+ community in her Instagram post. “I’ve always been a proud supporter ever since I was young. I believe that everyone should be treated with love and respect. There is definitely no room for hate in this world!Everyone can be Salontastic regardless of gender!”

Let your hair take pride and flaunt it with Pantene Miracle Conditioners. With Pantene Keratin Straight Miracle Conditioner you canhelp reduce frizz for that sleek, straight look. While with Pantene Collagen Miracle Conditioner, you canturn dry, frizzy hair into shiny, Salontastic hair.*

Both conditioners are formulated with a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, with special ingredients like Miracle Serum, real Collagen, and Keratin straighteners that moisturize hair and help strengthen hair against damage*to give you everyday #Salontastic results.

Take pride in your hair and get that #SalontasticTransformation with Pantene. Explore more from Pantene’s wide range ofhaircare products through theP&G Shopee Mall store.

Are You Living in a Covid-Free Home?

nanoe™ X Technology: The Added Protection You Need in the Global Pandemic

Read on to learn how to keep your family cared for and protected 24/7!

Cleanliness is one of every family’s top priorities–especially in this new normal. Aside from having clean hands, clean gadgets, and a clean home, we also need to be sure that the air we breathe is clean and healthy. By maintaining a safe environment in our own spaces, we also contribute to the prevention of the novel coronavirus from spreading.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), poor air quality puts people with underlying medical conditions at a higher risk of developing severe diseases from COVID infection.[1] Hence, we see the importance of clean air for our health and well-being, especially during the current global health crisis.

Building a COVID-Free Home with Panasonic nanoe™ X Technology

More than a year into this pandemic and the world is still trying to search for more ways to keep everyone safe from contracting the disease. Both the public and private sectors are always on the lookout for more ways to protect our families. Panasonic, a trusted brand that provides #JapanQuality products, dug even deeper to find more solutions that would cater to people in the next and better normal.

Panasonic helps you protect yourself and your family through nanoe™ X Technology, which are nano-sized atomized water particles released by Panasonic products, such as its Premium Inverter Split Type and Deluxe Inverter Split Type Air Conditioners. nanoe™ X has been certified by Texcell, a French global contract research organization, to inhibit 99.7% of the novel coronavirus in a 6.7m3 space in just 24 hours.[2] It deodorizes foul odors, inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses, provides moisture to the skin and hair, and is effective in eliminating dust, allergens, and pollens for a fresher, cleaner indoor environment—keeping your living space fresh and clean for you and your family.

nanoe™ X Technology: The Added Protection You Need in the Global Pandemic

Read on to learn how to keep your family cared for and protected 24/7!

Cleanliness is one of every family’s top priorities–especially in this new normal. Aside from having clean hands, clean gadgets, and a clean home, we also need to be sure that the air we breathe is clean and healthy. By maintaining a safe environment in our own spaces, we also contribute to the prevention of the novel coronavirus from spreading.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), poor air quality puts people with underlying medical conditions at a higher risk of developing severe diseases from COVID infection.[1] Hence, we see the importance of clean air for our health and well-being, especially during the current global health crisis.

Building a COVID-Free Home with Panasonic nanoe™ X Technology

More than a year into this pandemic and the world is still trying to search for more ways to keep everyone safe from contracting the disease. Both the public and private sectors are always on the lookout for more ways to protect our families. Panasonic, a trusted brand that provides #JapanQuality products, dug even deeper to find more solutions that would cater to people in the next and better normal.

Panasonic helps you protect yourself and your family through nanoe™ X Technology, which are nano-sized atomized water particles released by Panasonic products, such as its Premium Inverter Split Type and Deluxe Inverter Split Type Air Conditioners. nanoe™ X has been certified by Texcell, a French global contract research organization, to inhibit 99.7% of the novel coronavirus in a 6.7m3 space in just 24 hours.[2] It deodorizes foul odors, inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses, provides moisture to the skin and hair, and is effective in eliminating dust, allergens, and pollens for a fresher, cleaner indoor environment—keeping your living space fresh and clean for you and your family.

Keeping the Family Safe and Worry-Free

In need of 24-hour superior virus protection to-go? Panasonic Portable nanoe™ X Generator helps you stay protected anywhere. Lightweight and compact, it is the perfect must-have for outdoor errands and activities such as a trip to the grocery store or when you go to the bank. Whether inside your car or in your working space at home or in the office, you can ensure that viruses and bacteria are eliminated.

The portable device is powered by the same nanoe™ X Technology in Panasonic Air Conditioners that is certified by Texcell to inhibit the novel coronavirus by 99.7% in a 6.7m3 space in just 24 hours.[3]

Create a safer environment at home and make sure your family breathes clean air with the help of Panasonic nanoe™ X Technology. Get your Panasonic Air Conditioner with nanoe™ X and Panasonic Portable nanoe™ X Generator now and start building a COVID-free home—for fresher and cleaner days ahead.

Click here to learn more on the latest about Panasonic nanoe™ X Technology. Follow Panasonic Philippines and Panasonic Business Solutions Philippines on Facebook, and @panasonic_ph on Instagram to stay updated with their latest innovations—built to help you create a safer home.

References:

[1] https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/air-quality/news/news/2020/9/a-new-international-day-to-celebrate-clean-air-and-a-sustainable-recovery-from-covid-19

[2] https://www.panasonic.com/ph/corporate/news/articles/covid-update-panasonic-air-conditioners-with-nanoe-x-confirmed-to-inhibit-the-novel-coronavirus.html

PH’s 1st Stevia grower-manufacturer bullish on financial outlook despite the pandemic

Glorious, popularly known as the country’s first Stevia company, is positive on its outlook despite almost 2-years in the pandemic as more and more people turn to healthier alternatives, sales of stevia products continue to grow. According to agribusiness finance giant Rabobank, Stevia’s sales are expected to hit $700 million worldwide in the next few years. Consumers in the Philippines can now get their calorie-free sugar needs from natural alternatives.

Before, stevia was restricted to the health food market without any FDA approval. Recently, it is now widely used as a natural substitute for artificial sweeteners in many products. “Stevia has been touted as a safe and healthy sugar substitute with proven health benefits. It can sweeten foods, and it has several health benefits, including decreased calorie intake, lower blood sugar levels, and less risk of cavities,” said Maura De Leon, the woman behind Glorious, the country’s first stevia grower and manufacturer.

While it has zero calories, stevia is 200 times sweeter than refined sugar and does not affect blood sugar. It is a popular option for people looking to lose weight but who want to reduce their sugar intake. Stevia is an herb that has been grown in tropical climates for centuries. It is a small bushy plant that belongs to the sunflower family and grows in Paraguay and Brazil, but it can be quickly grown elsewhere. For centuries, the people of Paraguay add them to their foods as sweeteners, and countries like Korea, Brazil, China, Japan, and South America, have long used stevia. Stevia products such as teas, juices, healthy coffees, chocolate beverages and natural sweeteners, manufactured by Glorious, are approved safe by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) even for people who have diabetes.

“Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, so you don’t have to add much. It’s good to note that the Philippines is also catching up on the use of this natural sweetener in various food preparations,” added De Leon. Stevia is a natural sweetener taken from the leaves of a bushy shrub. The Stevia plant or (Stevia rebaudiana) has 150 species known to have originated from North and South America. Currently, it is produced by lots of countries, with China as the number one exporter of stevia products, and can be purchased at garden centers for home growing. People who have diabetes can benefit from stevia. Choosing pure stevia extract can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and should be used in moderation.

Stevia can also help cut down added sugar consumption, which can be beneficial for children. High sugar intake in children could lead to heart disease due to reconstructing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, contributing to children’s weight gain. Substituting added sugar for stevia can minimize these risks. At the same time, moderate consumption of foods with stevia and other sweeteners can prevent adverse side effects and promote overall health. What’s even better is that you can add Stevia to make healthy desserts which are diabetic and keto friendly. This is great for people who have a sweet tooth but can’t indulge because of health restrictions. Incidentally, all Glorious Blend beverages— from the 3-in-1, 5-in-1, 7-in-1 mixes, use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. For more information about Glorious, the Stevia Company, check out https://gidc.com.ph/.

Make this Father’s Day celebration extra memorable with Las Casas

Fathers may not often be the center of celebrations but this Father’s Day, we want to celebrate them for all they they do. Whether busy working or simply needing a break, your dad deserves a refreshing getaway, repleted with relaxing stays and curated menus just for this special occasion.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is offering a fun-filled weekend matched with beautiful discoveries, thrilling adventures, and exceptional culinary experiences perfect for the entire family.

Whether you’re planning to have a road trip or simply stay within the city, Las Casas has prepared events to delight and excite!

VACATIONS WITH DAD AT LAS CASAS, BATAAN
Special Offer for Father’s Day Weekend

Las Casas in Bagac, Bataan welcomes families, big and small, to safely enjoy a relaxing stay to celebrate Father’s Day with promos available for the entire month of June.

For as low as Php 8,500.00 nett for two persons, stay in their elegantly-designed accommodations and spend the weekend in awe at this heritage resort that is meant to provide each guest with brand new experiences in a wonderfully welcoming setting. Aside from getting that well-deserved break, guests can both enjoy being surrounded by heritage and history as they experience Filipino traditions and culture through a variety of entertainment; from shows, dances, plays, culinary experiences and heritage tours.

Guests who will avail of this Father’s Day Special will also receive a delicious treat, a Family-Style set lunch.

The resort is also offering a discounted rate for its Day Tours made specially for this weekend. Spend a day at ‘Las Casas with Dad’ for only Php 2,999.00 nett for three persons where you can explore their resort aboard the kalesa or a horse-drawn carriage. You may also go on a scenic tour of Estero de Binondo with a complimentary Balsa River Cruise experience.

One’s visit to Las Casas in Bataan wouldn’t be complete without marveling at the masterpiece that is Hotel de Oriente, as it is one of the resort’s most iconic buildings that features the most intricate wood mosaics, wood sculptures, and murals handmade by Las Casas artisans.

Indeed, an exciting adventure awaits you at Las Casas in Bataan.

SHARE A MEAL WITH DAD AT LAS CASAS, QUEZON CITY
Special Menu and Event for Father’s Day Weekend

This June 20, Las Casas, Quezon City offers the most scenic views within the city whilst offering a satiating dining experience for the whole family.

Its Father’s Day Buffet, priced at Php 1,499.00 per person, offers a curated spread that is sure to cater to any palate and satisfy any craving.

The Las Casas, QC Culinary Team will be setting up different stations highlighting typical ‘dad favorites’; Burger Bar, Wrap-All-You-Can, Carving Stations, and a Dessert Bar.

With its ‘Dine Safely at LCQC’ Program, parents need not worry about the family’s safety as they can relax knowing their team has put in place extensive measures to make sure that their spaces remain COVID-free.

As part of the property’s campaign to continuously fight the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide guests with a memorable dining experience, every station of the buffet area will be manned by designated waiters, dressed in proper gear: face mask, shield, and gloves for protection, this is just one amongst many of their safety protocols in place to ensure guests can enjoy their time worry-free.  They have also ensured their staff undergoes regular antigen testing prior to service.

For more information about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan and Quezon City, you may contact them through their official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.