Tuesday, May 31, 2016

COMMAND YOURSELF FOR YOUR FAMILY'S SAFETY


Powered by the 3M patented stretch release technology, Command products holds strongly, comes off cleanly without wall surface damage!

Command Damage-Free Hanging Solutions by 3M holds strongly, removes cleanly without wall surface damage!
 
NEW BATH PRODUCTS 2016
Damage-Free Organizing Ideas for the Bathroom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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Decorating Metal, Plastic and Colored Hooks
Clear Hooks Range
Multi- Use Hooks and Hangers
Bathroom and Home Organizers
Picture Hanging Solutions
Cord Management 
Refill Mounting Strips
 
 

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CORDLIFE The Philippines' First Cord Blood Processing and Cryopreservation Facility

Saving Precious Stem Cells for your Family as you prepare for the arrival of your baby, one of the first and most important decisions you may need to make is choosing to save your baby's cord blood.

CORDLIFE Philippines: One Chance, One Choice. The Cordlife team, led by brand manager, Ms. Jonelyn De Belen along with medical and brand experts were able elucidate the participants on the benefits of banking Cord blood. There is only one opportunity to collect and store the stem cells found in the cord blood and this is only during birth.

Stem cells are at the forefront of one of the most fascinating and revolutionary areas of medicine today. Doctors recognize that stem cells have the potential to help treat numerous diseases by generating healthy new cells and tissue. A wide range of diseases is treatable with stem cells such as acute and chronic forms of leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders to name a few.

Cordlife alone offers expert cord blood banking services and as a group, has released a total of 35 cord blood units to date.

Today, diseases including certain cancers and blood disorders may eb treated with hematopoietic stem cells that can be found in cord blood. Arecent study reported that as many as 1 in 217 individuals may need a stem cell transplant in their lifetime.
 
That is why saving your baby's cord blood could be a lifesaving decision for your little one and your family. Find out more about cord blood banking with Cordlife today.

 
Introducing Cordlife, the Philippines' first cord blood processing and cryopreservation facility.

Cordlife collects, processes and stores cord blood stem cells which may later become potential source material for lifesaving treatment. We provide families with high quality cord blood processing and storage services to protect their children's cord blood stem cells.
Thier facilities are built in line with world-class standards such as American Association of Blood Banks, Therapeutic Goods Administration, and ISO. 

Since their inception in Singapore in 2001, they have established a rigorous quality system and track record of clinically reliable cord blood banking service that was first certified by Singapore's Ministry of Health, and subsequently accredited in 2005 by the world's most recognized quality standards in cord blood banking - American Association of Blood Banks.
Diseases Treated with Stem Cells
The following is a list of some of the diseases that have been treated with cord blood and other sources of similar type of stem cells (Haematopoietic Stem Cell), like bone marrow and peripheral blood. Stem cell therapies continue to change and evolve quickly.
 
BLOOD CANCERS
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia
  • Histiocytic Neoplasms
  • Other Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Plasma Cell Leukaemia
  • Systemic Mastocytosis
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
SOLID TUMORS
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
NON-MALIGNANT BLOOD DISORDERS
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
  • Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anaemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Syndrome
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Evans Syndrome
  • Fanconi's Anaemia
  • Glanzmann'sThrombasthenia
  • Gunther’s Disease (erythropoietic porphyria)
  • Hereditary BM failure syndromes
  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
  • Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Thalassemia Major
IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISORDERS
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia
  • Reticular Dysgenesis
  • Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID)
  • Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
METABOLIC DISORDERS
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Gaucher's Disease
  • Hurler Syndrome
  • Hunter’s Syndrome
  • Krabbe Disease
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Sly Syndrome, Beta-Glucuronidase Deficiency
  • Wolman Disease
 
Clinical Trials
With the advancement of stem cell* research, the potential for future use of stem cell grows.
 
Below is a list of diseases currently under Clinical Trials. These are diseases for which stem cell* treatments appear to be beneficial, but have not been adopted as standard therapy. For some of these diseases, stem cell transplants only slow the progression of the disease, but do not produce a cure. For other diseases, stem cell treatments may help effect a cure, but further research is needed to determine the best candidate patients for stem cell therapy, the optimum stem cell dosage, the optimum method of cell delivery, etc. 
 
For some patients, clinical research trials represent an avenue for receiving promising new therapies that would not otherwise be available. Patients with difficult to treat or currently "incurable" diseases, such as AIDS or certain types of cancer, may want to pursue participation in clinical research trials if standard therapies are not effective. Clinical research trials are sometimes lifesaving.
  • Autism
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Alveolar)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD)
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Hearing Loss
  • HIV
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Scleroderma
  • Testicular Tumour
  • Experimental Treatments
These are randomised controlled trials conducted in a scientific laboratory involving in-vitro (test tube or cell culture) and in-vivo (animal) work.
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Congenital hydrocephalus
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Why Save Cord Blood
Top 10 reasons why you should consider banking cord blood
  1. 1 in 200 individuals1 may need a hematopoeitic stem cell (HSCs) transplant by the age of 70.
  2. 60% higher chance2 of match versus bone marrow in a family.
  3. Research showed that patients have a lower chance of complications in transplants when they receive stem cells from a relative3.
  4. Some of the most common cancers, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, are treatable with stem cell transplant. In the Philippines, leukaemia is one of the top 10 cancers for both men and women; and for men, lymphoma is also in the top 104. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is the most common type of leukaemia in children, with 79% of childhood ALL occurring between the ages 1-9 years4.
  5. A guaranteed match for autologous transplants (where the donor and recipient are the same individual).
  6. A readily available supply of stored hematopoeitic stem cells. This compares well to having to do a national or international search which is costly and time-consuming in an already time critical situation.
  7. Lower risk of Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) for allogeneic transplants, a situation where the transplanted tissue attacks the patient’s own tissue.
  8. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are younger, have a higher rate of engraftment and are more tolerant to tissue mismatches, compared to other types of stem cells, e.g. bone marrow.
  9. Ease of collection, which is pain-free and risk-free to both mother and child.
  10. It is once-in-a-lifetime chance to collect cord blood – a readily available source when needed in the future.
How is Cord Blood collected by your OBGYN
Safe and painless for you and your baby
 
Whether you have a natural birth or a C-section, the process of collecting your newborn baby’s stem cells is safe, painless and non-disruptive to your birth plan. 
 
After your baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut by your OBGYN (obstetrician / gynaecologist). That is when a needle is inserted into the umbilical cord to collect the remaining blood which would otherwise be discarded as medical waste. 
 
Our collection bags - AABB approved and heparin-free - are sterile for both C-section and vaginal births and are simple for your doctor to use. If you also decide to collect the umbilical cord lining, the umbilical cord is cleaned, a segment is placed into the provided collection jar, and it is sent back to our lab with the cord blood bag. 
 
Once collection is done, your OBGYN or midwife will seal the bag, attach the pre-printed labels with your information and place it in the Cordlife collection kit. 
Please note that the final decision of whether the cord blood collection should take place will always reside with your caregiver whose first priority is the safety of you and your baby.
From your delivery room, to our lab.
 
After you have notified us of your delivery and reviewed the kit’s contents and pre-printed labels, a medical courier will pick up the collection kit from your hospital room and deliver it to the Cordlife processing and storage laboratory. We will notify you as soon as your kit arrives at our laboratory.
How is Cord Blood Processed and Stored
 
Stem cell isolation is a critical step in cord blood banking. It affects the number of stem cells that can be harvested or recovered from the cord blood. Cell recovery rates are critical because a higher number of stem cells could enhance the success of the transplant or treatment. That's why Cordlife has invested in the Sepax 2 automated stem cell processing technology, a safe, sterile and fully automated cord blood processing technology – so you get more stem cells for maximum transplant success.
The first and only private cord blood bank in the Philippines that offers the Sepax 2 automated processing technology, this Swiss-made and U.S. FDA-cleared device can recover as high as 99.46%1 of Total Nucleated Cells (TNC) from cord blood; up to 57%2 cell count higher than other processing methods. It is also a functionally closed processing system which ensures the sterility of the cord blood by eliminating exposure to air contaminants.
 
Future application of cord blood stem cells
 
The list of stem cell treatable diseases continues to grow at a rapid pace. With the potential to become different cell types, scientists are exploring the possibility of using cord blood stem cells to treat some of the most common life-threatening diseases such as heard diseases and stroke. Thus saving your baby’s cord blood now can ensure your child's access to his/her own stem cells for such cellular therapy in the future.
Current most commonly researched treatments:
Repair nerve cells:
to heal brain and spinal cord injuries or brain damage caused by stroke
Regenerate cells to form new blood vessels: 
to treat heart and circulatory disease
Replace damaged cells: 
to improve recovery from cardiovascular diseases, a heart attack, or injury
Regenerate brain cells: 
to treat brain injury, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease
 
 
Cordlife Medical Philippines, Inc. is registered with the Department of Health in the Philippines.
 
For more information visit Cordlife's social media accounts:
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I DO WEDDING FAIR 2016 OPENS SUCCESSFULLY AT MEGATRADE HALL 1

I Do Wedding Fair 2016 Cutting of Ribbon at Mega Trade Hall, SM Megamall

(From left to right) Mr. Rudolf Kotik, President of Vanity Association, Ms. Kristle San Pedro, Project Head of I Do Wedding Fair, Ms. Marianne Rodillo, Event Director of I Do Wedding Fair, Ms. Olivia Manapat, Marketing Head of I Do Wedding Fair, Ms. Kannah Simbulan, Proprietress of KNH by Kannah, Ms. Vivian Villegas, Assistant Manager of Studio 1
 
Love is in the air as 2nd I Do Wedding Fair successfully opened its 2-day event. Soon-to-be married couples filled the place as they walked down aisle after aisle of more than 100 wedding suppliers who gathered at Megatradehall 1 to bring these couples the best finds for their wedding day.

The 2nd I Do Wedding Fair (IDWF), “Your Marketplace for the Best Wedding Deals” organized by Mediacom Solutions, Inc. successfully opened its doors to the public today, May 28 at the Megatrade Hall1 of Megamall in Mandaluyong City. It will run until tomorrow, Sunday from 11am to 8pm. Present at the opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting were Rudolf Kotik, President of Vanity Association, Kristle San Pedro, Project Head of I Do Wedding Fair,  Marianne Rodillo, Event Director of I Do Wedding Fair, Olivia Manapat, Marketing Head of I Do Wedding Fair,  Kannah Simbulan, Proprietress of KNH by Kannah and Vivian Villegas, Assistant Manager of Studio 1.

IDWF 2016 committed to help brides and grooms to be to find everything they want and need for their wedding, reception and honeymoon, all in one convenient place. This weekend event features the best deals, as well as design ideas, top wedding destinations, modern wedding themes, entertainment performances and much more.

Aside from a promise of the best deals, this 2-day event features great design ideas, top wedding destinations, modern wedding themes, entertainment performances and much more. Couples also get exclusive discounts and prizes at the fair.

Organized by Mediacom solutions Inc., a leading Philippine exhibition, conference, event organizer and marketing communications company, I Do Wedding Fair will feature over 100 of Philippine Top Wedding Suppliers from various wedding categories, such as wedding planners, florists, photographers and videographers, catering, cakes and desserts, jewelry, hair and make-up artists, grooms suits and attires, wedding gowns, wedding cars, lights and sounds, hotels and resorts, wedding and reception venues, travel, feng shui experts, invitations, gifts, beauty and wellness, music bands, hosting and other entertainment services,

If you are chosen as the Couple of the Day, you will win a 3-layered Wedding Cake from TJ's Cake Shop or a free accommodation with free breakfast at Leticia's Garden Wedding Venue in Tagaytay!
 
This fair promises lots of food tastings, entertainment, beauty makeovers, a display of the latest wedding dresses, special discounts and freebies plus exciting raffle prizes from sponsors.
 

Some of the participating exhibitors at the fair are:
Taal Vista Hotel, Chef Laudico, Café Lupe Inc, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City , Happy Cream Puff, Enchanted Kingdom and Rue Bourbon

For wedding caterers, venues and receptions:
Photoman Photography, Jenry Villamar Photograohy, B.A. Studio, Studio 1, cd worx Photography & Videography, The Book by Eurocolour Imaging Corp.


For wedding photography and videography:
Bradford Shoes, Chungdam Bridal, KNH by Kannah, Odysseus Suarez Wedding Rings, A.Bernardo's Jewelry, Martinez Goldsmith for bride and groom’s clothes


Accessories and rings:
HMU by Nowellyn Pahanel


For bridal/entourage hair and make-up:
Mary Ann Martinez Hair and Makeup Studio, Mary Kay Philippines Inc. and Shin Chua Makeup Artist

For event planning and Dangwa Florist for floral arrangements:
Events 498


For wedding bands and entertainers:
Enrico Braza and NS Colaboracion
 
Organized by Mediacom Solutions Inc., a leading Philippine exhibition, conference, event organizer and marketing communications company, I Do Wedding Fair features over 100 of Philippines Top Wedding Suppliers from various wedding categories, such as wedding planners, florists, photographers and videographers, catering, cakes and desserts, jewelry, hair and make-up artists, grooms suits and attires, wedding gowns, wedding cars, lights and sounds, hotels and resorts, wedding and reception venues, travel, feng shui experts, invitations, gifts, beauty and wellness, music bands, hosting and other entertainment services.

 
To know more about the event, you may visit www.idoweddingfair.com. Connect with the community via https://www.facebook.com/idoweddingfair.

Monday, May 23, 2016

YOU ARE CORDINALLY INVITED TO AVAIL OF THE BEST WEDDING DEALS ON THE 2nd I DO WEDDING FAIR 2016


Whether it is a grand wedding with the entire clan in town that you desire or just an intimate gathering with the closest entourage, IDWF 2016 is committed to help brides and grooms to be to find everything they want and need for their wedding, reception and honeymoon, all in one convenient place.  This 2-day event features the best deals, as well as design ideas, top wedding destinations, modern wedding themes, entertainment performances and much more.
Now on its 2nd year, have your fill of special treats like food tastings, entertainment, beauty makeovers, a display of the latest wedding dresses, special discounts and freebies plus exciting raffle prizes from sponsors.
 
If you are a couple looking into forever together, then you and your family and friends involved in your preparations for “tying the knot” must not miss the 2nd I Do Wedding Fair (IDWF) 2016, “Your Marketplace for the Best Wedding Deals”  happening this May 28 & 29, 2016 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 from 11am to 8pm.
 
Organized by Mediacom Solutions Inc., a leading Philippine exhibition, conference, event organizer and marketing communications company, I Do Wedding Fair will feature over 100 of Philippines Top Wedding Suppliers from various wedding categories, such as wedding planners, florists, photographers and videographers, catering, cakes and desserts, jewelry, hair and make-up artists, grooms suits and attires, wedding gowns, wedding cars, lights and sounds, hotels and resorts, wedding and reception venues, travel, feng shui experts, invitations, gifts, beauty and wellness, music bands, hosting and other entertainment services. 
 
Some of the participating exhibitors at the fair are:
Taal Vista Hotel, Chef Laudico, Café Lupe Inc, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City , Happy Cream Puff, Enchanted Kingdom and Rue Bourbon

For wedding caterers, venues and receptions:
Photoman Photography, Jenry Villamar Photograohy, B.A. Studio, Studio 1, cd worx Photography & Videography, The Book by Eurocolour Imaging Corp.

For wedding photography and videography:
Bradford Shoes, Chungdam Bridal, KNH by Kannah, Odysseus Suarez Wedding Rings, A.Bernardo's Jewelry, Martinez Goldsmith for bride and groom’s clothes

Accessories and rings:
HMU by Nowellyn Pahanel

For bridal/entourage hair and make-up:
Mary Ann Martinez Hair and Makeup Studio, Mary Kay Philippines Inc. and Shin Chua Makeup Artist

For event planning and Dangwa Florist for floral arrangements:
Events 498

For wedding bands and entertainers:
Enrico Braza and NS Colaboracion
 
IDWF 2016 promises to help make your special day unforgettable and to get your money’s worth from the best wedding suppliers. On the event itself, you will be able to get exclusive promos, special deals and big discounts from our exhibitors exclusively at I Do Wedding Fair 2106! 
 
Register online to get free access to the exhibit area and get a chance to win great prizes. To know more about the event, you may visit www.idoweddingfair.com . Connect with the community via https://www.facebook.com/idoweddingfair.
 


JOLLIBEE'S 2016 YUMBASSADORS #PROUDGENYUM

Meet our generation, Gen Y. The generation that lives all out. Hindi pwede ang "pwede na". Kulang ang "k lang". Kami ang generation na gustong langhapin ang sarap ng buhay, at ang saya ng bawat sandal.
"This year's batch of Yumbassadors are proof of how millennials are -- passionate, driven and determined, and always going for the best. This generation, the Gen Y or #ProudGenYum, are impressive individuals and each of them are out to change the world. Jollibee puts utmost value on excellence and we always strive to recognize those who manifest it. Our Yumbassadors were chosen because of their passion for langhap-sarap ng buhay. They do not settle for mediocrity, and welcome challenges as opportunities to grow and become better people. I am confident that their individual journeys and success stories will inspire many young people." ~Francis Flores, Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing and Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer

Young and inspiring Filipino achievers who embody the passion for "langhapsarap ng buhay" and being 100%

 
Jollibee is proud to announce its newest Yumbassadors—a roster of millennials representing various fields and industries - tech, fashion, sports, entertainment and social enterprise, each with unique accomplishments that serve as an inspiration to their peers.
These unique, talented young individuals stand out for their passion for life and hunger for excellence! They pursue their passions. They strive for excellence. They live the langhap-sarap lifestyle. They are all ‪#‎ProudGenYum‬ achievers!

 
Manila, Philippines (May 20, 2016) - The country's number one family fast food chain, Jollibee, has unveiled its newest batch of Yumbassadors - young Filipino achievers who have excelled and continuously trail blaze in their respective fields, serving as role models for today's Generation Y.
JOLLIBEE'S NEW BATCH OF YUMBASSADORS
 
JAMES REID
22 / Actor, Singer
The 22-year old Filipino-Australian actor-singer was propelled into the limelight after he was declared the Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother. Teen Clash in 2010. This opened up many opportunities for James, who was initially confused with all the choices before him. Show business, however, reacquanted him with music, his childhood passion.
 
Pursuing his passion wasn't always easy for James, but music gave him renewed purpose and direction. Singing-and connecting to his audience - was something he had learn along the way. His efforts translated into two studio albums: James Reid in 2013 and Reid Alert in 2015. His sophomore recording effort debuted at the second spot in the Philippine iTunes pop charts, right behind Taylor Swift's 1989.
 
James is also growing into a capable actor who can make the whole country pay attention. His breakthrough role as Clark Media in the hit show On the Wings of Love has captured the hearts of this generation, while his latest film with on and off screen sweetheart Nadine Lustre has opened to an impressive P15 million at the box office.
 
NADINE LUSTRE
22 / Actress, Singer
Performing brought Nadine closer to her source of happiness: making ither people happy through something she created and worked hard for.
Through a string of top-grossing movies and the hit TV romcom On the Wings of Love bringing smiles, laughter, and a lot of kilig to Pinoy viewers here and abroad, Nadine can definitely consider herself happy and successful.
 
Aside form being one of the country's hottest and busiest young stars, Nadine pursues other passions close to her heart. Her self-titled 2014 studio album was a certified gold record and featured the single Me and You, which won the Titanium Award at the SBS Pop Asia. Nadine competed against other Asian Pop sensations for the award. The young star is also into producing, directing, and editing her own short films.
MARLON STOCKINGER
25 / F1 Race Car Driver
Most young boys dream of driving an expensive car in high-speed track, but only a select few get to live that dream. Marlon Stockinger is one of the talented few living the ultimate racer dream.
 
The first Filipino to win a European formula race, Marlon speed through the circuits of Formula BMW Europe, Formula Renault UK, the GP3 Series, and until 2015, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The 25-year-old Filipino-Swiss racer also won titles from the Asian Karting Championship, the Philippine Shell Super Karting Series, and the Senior Rotax Max World Finals, among others.
Marlon is currently racing with the Team ISR for the 2016 MS Blancplain GT Series and is gunning for faster track times to share his victory with every Pinoy who aspires to live their dreams.
KELSEY MERRITT
19 / International Model
Kelsey Merritt didn't originally intend to become a model, but photos of her caught the eye of scouts from the prestigious international talent agency Wilhelmina Models.
 
In 2015, Kelsey flew to New York to start her career as an International Model. She has appeared on covers and editorials for Nylon and Harper's Bazaar, as well as global fashion and beauty campaigns for Uniqlo, Steve Madden, Shiseido, Missguided, and Vera Wang. Locally, she has graced numerous covers and editorials, amongst endorsements from some of the world's biggest brands, such as Jollibee.
Kelsey maintains a professional approach to modelling and refuses to be blinded by the glitz and glamor of the industry. She always goes for her full 100 percent and beyond and doesn't stop from trying and trying until she delivers the perfect shot.
 
ANGELO CASIMIRO
16 / Inventor, Scholar
Inspired by those who have limited access to electricity, 17-year old Angelo Casimiro developed an innovation that converts foot pressure into energy.
Angelo's in-sole power generator gives new meaning to the term "power walk" slipping the deceptively simple device under a shoe sole can turn an ordinary speaker into a power bank to light up LED lamps and charge mobile devices. This invention was accepted into Google's 2014 Science Fair, a gathering of the world's brightest young minds.
 
Last year, he has also received buzz from international tech magazines for his latest project, the life-sized replica of Star Wars: The force Awakens lovable droid BB-8 made completely out of household materials.
Now a Physics major at De La Salle University, Angelo continues to tinker and explore to find solutions to pressing social problems. Like any teenager, he's also using his passion for the sciences for fun, and as a way to encourage his peers to embrace curiosity and ingenuity in their daily lives. 
RACHEL DE VILLA
23 / Founder, Cropital
Even as a young girl, Rachel de Villa has already began envisioning how to make the world a better place. She decided to take up Computer Science as a course in college, and put focus on the integration of technology and design to improve crucial aspects of Filipino life including education, agriculture, and health services.
The 23-year-old social entrepreneur envisioned a world where farmers are debt-free, dignified, and empowered, which led her to established Cropital.
 
Cropital is a global organization supported by institutions in the United States, Netherlands, Malaysia, and the Philippines. A social enterprise that aims to provide local farmers access to scalable and sustainable financing. Cropital will also yield profits for its investors, ranging from three to 30 percent in the span of six months.
 
Her innovative solution to a decades-long national issue earned Rachel awards and recognition from The Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop-Manila and The Young Entrepreneurs Society Philippines. She was also included in Forbes' 2016 30 Under 30 Asia as one of today's most impressive youth.
JUAN MIGUEL SEVERO
27 / Poet, Spoken Word Artist
In a time of hugot or stories of love and heartbreak, an intense spoken word performance titled "Ang Huling Tula na isusulat ko Para Sayo" by Juan Miguel Severo went viral online, amassing millions of views and shares and inspiring many not only to appreciate the overlooked art of spoken word, but of the Tagalog language.
Juan Miguel soon rose to mainstream fame through his recurring role in the hit teleserye On the Wings of Love. Initially cast as a background character, the job proved Juan Miguel's initial fears wrong-that he was too ordinary to be noticed from a sea of aspiring actors.
 
Juan Miguel loves telling stories, which encouraged him to become a better writer, performer, and actor. Crafting rhymes and connecting to metaphors enabled him to explore the emotions behind his own experiences, but also to emphasize to the people surrounding him. Storytelling made him more compassionate, understanding, and accepting for other people and the world at large.
 
Aside from delivering emotional charged spoken word performances to jam-packed cafes and bars, Juan Miguel's words reach thousands of young Pinoys going through the pains and joys of modern love and life through his popular social media accounts.
MEA GEY NINURA
16 / Record-Breaking Runner
As Meagey Ninura, a student-athlete from Davao del Sur's Capatagan National High School, crossed the finish line of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa Girls' 3000-meter run, she won more than just the gold medal.
Meagey surpassed the 36-year record set by Rosalinda Catulong in the 1980 National Open by 5.6 solid seconds. Considered to be one of the fastest women in the country, Meagey posted a record-breaking time of 10 minutes, 3.4 seconds for a 3000-meter stretch. Shattering Meagey's record could, once again, take decades.
The lass from Davao wasn't always a winner; in fact, she spent many important track meets lagging behind faster competitors and failing to secure a medal. Instead of being demoralized by her losses, Meagey used every defeat as her motivation to train harder and run faster. The future indeed looks bright for the 16-year-old sprinter, who wishes to clinch an athletic scholarship from a prominent university.
CHRISTOPHER VALENTIN
20 / Outstanding Student
Nothing can stop 20-year-old Christopher Valentin from pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor to help his fellow Filipinos-not even poverty.
Christopher received a full scholarship from the Far Eastern University (FEU) to study Psychology as his pre-med course. However, a full ride is not enough to pay for the day-to-day expenses of a college student. To make ends meet, Christopher sold customized t-shirts to his classmates and peers, tutored fellow students, and transcribed data for a drug company.
He graduated Summa cum Laude from FEU, which became his ticket to a tuition-free medicine degree. Aside from doing well in his studies, he was also part of the FEU Tamaraw Volunteers and the Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardees Students Society which strengthened his affinity for those in need of opportunities for a better future.
 
The soon-to-be doctor believes that good health should not be a privilege and that every Filipino has a right to it. In the future, Christopher dreams of making quality health care services more accessible to the urban poor.
 
4TH IMPACT
World-famous Filipina Girl Group
It's not easy to get thousands of poker-faced Britons rise from their seats and dance along to a pop tune, but when Fourth Impact--a pop ensemble of four sisters from Santiago City, Isabela--came on the audition stage of the British X Factor, they conquered London's Wembley Stadium.
 
Almira (28), Irene (26), Mylene (24), and Celina (20) Cercado are veterans of local singing contests and have represented the country in the Owrld Championships of Performing Arts. However, their pop dream remained elusive in the Philippines, propelling them to join the popular South Korean talent show, Superstar K6. It's an ongoing journey to success for the Cercado sisters and they are not giving up on the dream to conquer the world with their amazing talent, determination, and Filipino pride.
JAIRUS FERRER
25 / Model, Agricultural Entrepreneur
The period between high school and college is a confusing yet critical time for any teenager, even for young agricultura entrepreneur Jairus Ferrer. Unsure of what field to study in college, Jairus took a gap year to find himself. He signed up for a four-month agricultural course in his native Bukidnon and discovered what he really wanted to do: Farming.
 
The young entrepreneur co-founded Pronic Foods, an enterprise that channels the logistics and distribution of niche products, such as Cenyu Probiotic Chicken. Together with his team, Jairus was instrumental in creating an urban market for Bukidnon's premium coffee products.
 
Jairus' true fulfillment comes from knowing that consumers appreciate the devotion and detail that go into his livestock and crops. He hopes that tech innovations can connect the younger generation to agriculture and inspire more millennials like him to engage in farming and food production.
 
He is also a prominent member of the reforestation group Hinelaban Foundation, which aims to restore the lush rain forests in Mindanao and create livelihood programs for locals and indigenous people through transformational business partnerships.
 
 
To know more about Jollibee's new Yumbassadors, check out Jollibee Philippines' official YouTube channel by typing in "Jollibee Philippines" in the keyword search. 

Live a Plant-based lifestyle with The First-Ever Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019

In its mission to improve others’ quality of life, Maxicare encourages members and non-members alike to incorporate a variety of frui...