Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kris Aquino as the first-ever endorser of The Healthy Family Purified Water

Kris Aquino Loves her 'Healthy Family' announced as the first-ever endorser of The Healthy Family Purified Water.

The heart of a loving mother beats for one thing: A healthy family. And this is exactly what is in the heart of celebrity mom and "Queen of All Media", Kris Aquino. 

A lover of life (and almost aft things pink), Aquino, now tagged as the "Queen of the Social Media World," has always been vocal about her many efforts to ensure that her family is always in the pink of health, even sharing to her more than four million online followers some health tips—from vitamins, medicines, down to the benefits of essential oils she uses. And the latest addition to her health regimen: The Healthy Family Purified Water. 

As the first-ever endorser of Healthy Family, Aquino espouses the values which the brand propagates to its customers—clean and safe drinking water that provides, not just mothers but the entire family, peace of mind. 

"Clean and safe water for our families need not be expensive. And Healthy Family is a product of exceptional quality that is affordable enough for the Filipino families. And we believe this resonates with Ms. Kris Aquino. That is why we chose her as our endorser," said Geodino V. Carpio, President of Manila Water Total Solutions. 

Carpio added, "She is also an advocate of sustainability in terms of livelihood. And Healthy Family is the only premium-class purified bottled water business in the country that offers partnerships or distributorships to everyone who has a flare in entrepreneurship and would also push for the product's advocacy."

A product of Manila Water Total Solutions, Healthy Family purified water aims to address the drinking water needs of households. 

The product, which is offered in five gallon and 500ml bottle, utilizes a fully-automated 'closed-loop' production system eliminating human intervention to prevent contamination. 

To ensure its quality, full-time microbiologists analyze samples daily in an in-house laboratory compliant with international standards further ensuring that the water is of superior quality. It is guaranteed by both the Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. 

-These are the qualities that made Kris Aquino love the Healthy Family—a clean drinking water for her family that is of superior quality and offered at an affordable price," said Carpio 


To know more about Healthy Family's products or interested in becoming a partner, kindly visit its website www.healthyfamily.com.ph or its 

Facebook page www.facebook.com/healthyfamilyph

Four tips to keep safe during disasters


 
Natural disasters can neither be controlled nor predicted. But while they can leave catastrophic damages, everyone can take precautionary steps to mitigate its adverse effects. Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, reiterates its Dapat Lang advocacy campaign – emphasizing the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole – through these tips to ensure everyone’s safety during natural disasters:
 
Prepare an emergency kit
An important step in preparing for unforeseen events is having an emergency kit ready for you and your family. Basic supplies kit should include: a gallon of water per person per day for the next three days, three-day supply of food, flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, seven-day supply of medicines, multi-purpose tools, cell phone with chargers, family and emergency contact information, copies of personal documents, extra cash, blankets, maps of the area.
 
Safety during fire
Some of the common causes of fire, especially during natural disasters like earthquake, are faulty electrical and gas lines. If you are caught in an establishment engulfed by fire, immediately vacate the area and ask for help. Do not hide in closets and small spaces, and remember to stay low and crawl as it is easier to breathe in a fire if you stay low.
 
Plan your escape routes and safe places
It’s important to have a sketch of your house so you know how to immediately get out when disaster strikes. Establish and record location of your meeting area, and be sure to practice this with your family members.
 
Be informed
Know the hazards within your community, and ask the local authorities about the emergency plans and warning signals. Being informed will help you gather a detailed plan for your own household.
 
With proper preparation, you are not only alleviating fear, anxiety, and loss but you are also reducing the impact of catastrophic disasters.
 
To know more about Solane, visit their new website, www.solane.com.ph, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/solane.ph
 


Sunpiology Resolution Run Raises Over 5 Million for Charity


 
Sun Life Financial Philippines opened the year by rallying Filipinos towards health and wellness while raising over Php 5 Million for charity in its annual fun run, the Sunpiology Resolution Run.
 
Held last January 20 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, the event attracted over 3,000 runners, who tackled obstacles designed to raise awareness about diabetes. A limbo rock challenge reminded everyone to keep their health in check, a 100-step challenge gave reminders on how to infuse exercise in one’s daily routine, while a sugar tunnel prompted everyone to watch their sugar intake.
 
Sun Life has been championing diabetes awareness since 2015, after studies that it commissioned showed that many Filipinos lacked knowledge about the debilitating disease. In fact, part of the funds raised will go to the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation (ISDFI), which facilitates diabetes awareness and prevention initiatives for Filipinos.
 
Other beneficiaries are Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Hebreo Foundation, and the Star Magic scholars.
 
Now on its 9th year, the run was once again co-presented by Star Magic and led by actor and Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual. His fellow artists, such as Matteo Guidicelli, Enchong Dee, Robi Domingo, Kisses Delavin, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata also joined the event. Other artists were Ashley Colet, Bailey May, Belle Mariano, Chantal Videla, Christian Morones, Claire Ruiz, Franco Rodriguez, Hannah Ledesma, Hannah Lopez Vito, Henz Villaraiz, Jai Agpangan, Jameson Blake, Jessica Marasigan, Joe Vargas, Joj Agpangan, Kyle Velino, Lance Lucido, Loren Burgos, Marco Gallo, Maris Racal, Mark Rivera, Mikee Agustin, Nico Antonio, Nikki Valdez, Inigo Pascual, Pamu Pamorada, Raine Salamante, Ria Atayde, Sam Shoaf, Sam Thurman, Tommy Esguerra, Vivoree Esclito, Xia Vigor,Yesha Camile, Ysabel Ortega, Zeus Collins and Zonia Mejia.
 
The Resolution Run was presented by Sun Life Financial Philippines in partnership with Brooks, Cherifer, Diabetasol, DMC Marketing Services, Dr. Kong, Fitbar, Gardenia, Green Stevia, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Mega Sardines, RUNNR, Saucony, Stable, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc., and TrueTea; supported by Glorious Blend, Nurture Wellness Village, PhilRice, and Silka; with media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Cinema One, Lifestyle, OUTCOMM, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Star Studio. Gatorade (official hydration partner), (My Health Clinic (official medical partner), Garmin (official timer); and Toby’s (official registration partner) also helped mount the event facilitated by RunRio.
 
The event completes Sunpiology Duo, Sun Life's bike-run event, which commenced last November 2017 with the Sun Life Cycle PH.
 
 
 
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life nancial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of CAD $934 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
 


Monday, January 29, 2018

AMMUNITION IN BATTLING HAIR LOSS – CHOOSE NATURAL!


 
Day-to- day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Everyday is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look best. With this, you can’t go to the battle ground unarmed. Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you.

Don’t just go with the flow. Change your direction. NOVUHAIR can show you the way, hence, it is dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways.
 


Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with nature. Choose natural!

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in- 1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide!

DOH-FDA CCRR No. 1040 s. 2017 Avail NOVUHAIR 3-IN- 1 NEW YEAR PROMO PACK exclusive at the following participating WATSONS stores nationwide:
  • SM Mall of Asia 1, SM Megamall A, SM Megamall A3 Daimaru
  • SM North Edsa Main 2, Fisher Mall, SM City Fairview Mall 1
  • SM Makati Mall 3, SM Makati Hypermarket, Oriental Gardens Makati, Market! Market!
  • Robinsons Place Manila, SM San Lazaro Supermarket, SM San Lazaro Mall 1, Savemore Laong
  • Laan 2, SM Sta. Mesa Mall 3, SM Sta. Mesa Centerpoint 3
  • SM Masinag, Savemore Rempson Marikina, SM Taytay Rizal
  • SM Marilao Hypermarket, SM Pampanga Annex, SM Pampanga Mall 1, SM Clark Mall, Savemore
  • Dinalupihan, Waltermart San Fernando Pampanga
  • SM Southmall 5, SM Bicutan Mall B-2 Hypermarket, Festival Mall, Orofino Bldg. Dona Soledad
  • SM Sta. Rosa Mall, SM Sta. Rosa Supermarket, Waltermart Sta. Rosa, SM Calamba, Waltermart
  • Cabuyao
  • SM Bacoor Mall 2, SM Dasmarinas Mall 3, Premier Plaza Mall Silang Cavite, Waltermart Trece
  • Martires, Kadiwa Cavite Hypermarket, Lumina Point Cavite
  • SM Lipa Mall, SM Lipa Supermarket, Waltermart Tanaunan, SM Batangas Mall 1, Waltermart
  • Nasugbu
  • SM Lucena, SM Naga Mall, J.S Arcilla Bldg. Tabaco
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • SM Davao Mall 1
For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, visit NOVUHAIR Facebook Page (Novuhair Official) or website at www.novuhair.com.
 
 


Celebrate Chinese New Year at Shangri-la Finest Chinese Cuisine




Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine captures the rich heritage of food as exemplified in this special occasion.  With 35 years of exceptional food and excellent service, Shangri-La continues this tradition to this day with its all-time favorites like the Peking Duck, Sweet and Sour Pork, and its very own version of the Pancit Canton.  If you fancy only the freshest, Shangri-La also offers a wide variety of seafood caught from its own aquarium.  


(MANILA, Philippines, January 27, 2017) Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated festivity not just for the Chinese Community in the Philippines, but for most Filipinos as well. In fact, since 2012, Chinese New Year has been declared a special non-working holiday to give Chinese-Filipinos and Filipinos alike the opportunity to celebrate such a tradition-filled holiday.  Aside from the giving of ampao, the colorful decorations and the noise and light created by fireworks, food remains as one of the most important parts of the Chinese New Year Celebration.  In fact, it is believed that how you celebrate the Chinese New Year and the choices of food for this occasion will have an effect on the fortune of the coming year.










This year, Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine is cooking something exciting and extra special.  Choose from any of their three-set menus, aptly named Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity.  Aside from bringing you luck, these set menus come with free gifts to usher your good fortune for the year.  If you are really lucky, you may have a chance to feed one of our lucky lions during the Chinese New Year Celebration on February 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Of course, no Chinese New Year Celebration will be complete without the traditional Dragon Dance and an amazing Fireworks Display!


In the 1933 novel by James Hilton entitled “Lost Horizon,” the place named “Shangri-la” was a utopian sanctuary where one finds inner peace, love, fulfillment, and longevity.

Inspired by the said novel, businessman Ramon Syhunliong came up with the idea of this gastronomical haven where one would find true happiness through one’s dining experience. “I want them to experience the utopian feeling of happiness like you’d never want to get out of Shangri-la” explained the 65-year old restaurateur.

Shangri-la’s humble beginnings date back to 1981 when Syhunliong, having zero knowledge in the kitchen but overflowing zest for fine dining and merry-making, acquired a dying restaurant in No.4 Times Street, West Avenue, Quezon City. Similar to repairing a dilapidated house, it was just as hard as starting with a ruined restaurant than starting from scratch. The name had to be changed. The embellished chinaware had to be replaced with the fine, elegant Noritake porcelain. Situated at Times Street in Quezon City, Shangri-la began with a team of ten people.

Having no knowledge in the kitchen, Syhunliong took the first step by having Philippine immigration approve the papers of a Hong Kong-bred chef. Like many twists of history, the said Hong Kong-bred chef eventually succumbed to the excessive entertainment offered by the vicinity – being just a few blocks away from entertainment circuits. With the turn of such events, his subordinate Chef Fando had Syhunliong’s blessing and eventually took over the driver’s seat.


Running the business was never done by the book. Syhunliong simply guided his people with the philosophy to serve the food the way they want them to satisfy their own palates. With every dish dashed with love and every meal served the way their own taste buds would dictate, guests indeed would have every bite savoured. For him, eating is a form of art – an enjoyable experience.

Today, Shangri-la has been the strongest Chinese restaurant, armed with 30 years of fine dining prestige. What started with a man power of (ten) has grown to a hundred and ten. Its 400 seating capacity has grown to a 1,200 seat dining sanctuary that has catered to many milestones, including serving Blessed John Paul II in 1995. Syhunliong considers the pontificate his most memorable guest.

Shangri-la continues to create memories in the hearts of our patrons by providing the finest dining experience for their family and business milestones. More than anything else, Shangri-la will be known for its taste – that makes it a gastronomical haven indeed. True to its name, one finds true happiness by means of art of eating.


The Chinese New Year celebration is for everyone!  Make your way to Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine for a one-of-a-kind, prosperity-filled Chinese New Year Celebration.
Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine is located at No. 4 Times St. West Triangle, Quezon City.  For bookings and Reservations, call 373-98-88!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Empowering The Filipino MSMES - POSSIBLE.NET

POSIBLE.NET targets to become the dominant community-based digital transactions network in the country.

Posible.Net makes our life easier, you don't have to travel to different places to pay your bills or buy cellphone load. Another advantage I really appreciate about this is you can pay your "Due Bill" here unlike before we need to go directly to their office to settle our unpaid bills. 

In this fast-paced environment, we need this kind of technology in our generations. It simplified all requirements we need in our daily life. I hope these innovations will patronize by more Filipinos specially SME'S.

During the event, we have able to see the demonstration of this machine and we witness how fast it works. It takes only a few clicks to finish the transaction, and even elementary student can do it. This is how easy and convenient this machine.


MANILA, Philippines - 24 January 2018 - An aggregator of digital services and an upgrade to small businesses, POSIBLE.NET was officially launched Wednesday at Holiday Inn and Suites, Makati City. 

With over 1,600 retailers nationwide to date, POSIBLE.NET looked ahead to a year full of possibilities, going with the theme "Empowering the Filipino MSMEs of Today." 


POSIBLE.NET, founded two years ago, currently offers more than 300 digital services to over a million Filipino consumers and has already generated close to P2 billion worth of transactions. 

"We have been hitting milestones since we started operating in 2016," said JG Puzon President, and CEO of POSIBLE.NET. "And we are excited for what 2018 has to offer to our growing number of retailers, consumers, and partners, and I believe that now is the perfect time to tell everyone about how we are empowering the Filipino MSMEs." 

  • Making financial inclusion happen


According to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), up to 36 percent of towns and cities in the Philippines still do not have access to banks and it takes 21 minutes on average for a consumer to go to the nearest financial access point. Given this, Puzon believes 

POSIBLE.NET plays an important role in attaining financial inclusion in the Philippines by bringing digital transactions closer to all communities. 

"We are working to make the technology readily available to all barangays and community stores so that they would be able to do digital transactions and spur economic growth," he said. "Our objective is to penetrate more areas, especially those where banks and payment centers are minimal or nonexistent." 

As a result, POSIBLE.NET was recognized as one of the Top 15 ventures in Asia at the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge held in Singapore last September 2017, an annual competition to determine the most innovative ideas and enterprises. It was the sole Philippine entry in the Enterprise category. 

  • From bricks to clicks 

POSIBLE.NET is a digital transactions platform that is designed to help small and medium entrepreneurs in the country, making it the preferred partner of sari-sari stores, laundromats, bakeries, barber shops, and other community-based businesses. 

Accessed via the user-friendly POSIBLE device, its comprehensive services include utility bills payment, select government fees, money services, micro-insurance, mobile loading, online gaming credits, and ticketing. Each transaction also comes with a confirmation receipt, gaining the trust of consumers. 

"I am very happy about the change that it brought to my store," said Venus Santas, a sarisari store owner. "Now I can offer digital services that bring convenience to my customers." Santos has been a retailer in Paco, Manila for the past two years. 

  • Empowering the MSMEs 


The POSIBLE team has been together for the last decade and is responsible for several pioneering innovations in the field of telecommunications and mobile commerce. 

"The platforms we built over the years brought financial technology to many communities, but still, only the big businesses were able to realize the advantages," said Puzon. "Our goal is to bring the innovations to the broader base of Filipinos, a type of inclusion wherein every Filipino enjoys the convenience and benefits of emerging technology." 



About POSIBLE.NET 

POSIBLE.NET is a fintech and digital services provider based in Makati City that offers bills payment, money services, and mobile loading among others. It is one of the biggest 

Business-to-business-to-Consumer (B2b2C) networks in the country. To learn more about POSIBLE.NET, visit their website at posible.net.


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Celebrating a Legacy Built on Science and Love JOHNSON’S celebrates its 125th year through year-long Special activities and promotions!


 
JOHNSON’S has been pioneering and setting global standards in baby skin care for families globally since many can remember. This year marks a special milestone as JOHNSON’S® celebrates 125 years with a series of activities to celebrate its legacy in creating a safer world for babies and their families in the Philippines.
 
“JOHNSON’S 125-year legacy is our dedication to giving our best for mothers and babies. Just as mothers learn from babies, so does Johnson’s. We understand what great lengths mothers go through to give their best for their babies, and that is the same effort we emulate in all the products we develop.  Our products have always been some of the most rigorously tested and safe, globally, and created specifically to care for a baby’s unique needs. A baby’s needs are very much different than our own. Each sense, from sight to touch, and through all the moments of play and exploration that our babies go through as they develop, are opportunities to nurture their happy and healthy development. All these moments are also opportunities for us to empower parents to maximize bonding with their babies to nurture the best development possible.” ~Ms. Bessie Colet Campillo, Johnson’s Marketing Manager
 
In celebration of all the lives JOHNSON’S has had the privilege to touch, and in honor of all the mothers in the Philippines, the brand has lined up various activities and programs starting January 25, 2018. This will be kicked off with the 125 Years Anthem Video to be launched on Facebook and YouTube on January 25 showcasing Johnson’s dedication throughout the years, followed by a series of online initiatives, special promotions in-store and in e-commerce, as well as on-ground efforts and events to celebrate with every Filipino mom who has grown up with the brand.
 

 
Truly at the heart of the JOHNSON’S Brand is the commitment to helping create a world made better for moms and babies. All the activities of the brand for 2018 aim to continue building on the vision and legacy of leaving the world better for the benefit of the nation’s babies, and to give back to the families whose lives they have had the privilege of being a part of over the years. This also comes with great commitment to continue to always give their best care for years to come.
 
For more information and updates on the Johnson’s 125 Years Campaign, please visit the brand’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonsBabyPhilippines.
 
 
 
About JOHNSON'S
For more than 100 years, JOHNSON’S has been committed to providing safe, mild and gentle products for babies and adults. As a leading expert in baby skin care, the Brand is at the forefront of best practices, science and innovations and is committed to the healthy, happy development of all families around the world. JOHNSON’S®offers baby products in more than 175 countries.
 


James MacKay Foundation Inc. - " We Dare to Care"

January 23, 2018, at the office of James MacKay Foundation Inc. - it was a great privilege to have a one-on-one interview with the man with a big heart and passion to help other people. The Director of (JMF) Mr. Mark Lester Lico. 

Our interview with Mr. Lico brings awareness to us what James MacKay Foundation is all about and their future endeavors for the foundation.

The foundation started in 2005 when Mr. James Mackay executive assistance has a nephew who saw by Mr. James and asked him where is the school of this child, from then he decided to visit the school which happens to be the only one public school for the blind and he found out that this school needs help so he decided to put up the foundation.

Right, now their not just focusing on helping the blind but also other people with disability and even their families. They are planning to have an expansion to extend the school for the blind and their next project is to put 2 more camps in Visayas and Mindanao.

Every month they are planning to host a charity event to raise funds. They actually looking for some company who can help them with every month campaign. They also accepting kind donations and volunteers to support every activity in the school.

This February, let's celebrate the love month in a different way. Come and Join us for a "Blind Date"
watch out for the final announcement of venue and how you can avail the tickets.



What is James MacKay Foundation Inc?

James MacKay Foundation Inc. (JMF) is a nonprofit organization and a corporate foundation that desires to uplift the lives of the disabled and the less fortunate by giving them hope and inspiration. It supports the handicapped for the betterment of their lives and empowers them to be productive citizens of the country. 

James MacKay Foundation Inc. acquires companies which help sustain the foundation and its 4 pillars: 

Education, Livelihood, Sports, and Healthcare. 


EDUCATION. The foundation started with the only residential national school for learners with visual impairment in the Philippines - the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB). It has seen how talented the students of the School for the Blind are. As the foundation expands to spread its cause and awareness of these special individuals, it will also be transforming the lives of the handicapped as they are the adults of tomorrow. 

LIVELIHOOD. As a shareholder of MacKay Green Energy Inc. (MGE), the foundation supports Filipino farmers and transforms their lives through providing sustainable jobs. These farmers are getting the privilege of being a part of something more. The foundation plans to set up a Malunggay farm wherein Malunggay will be utilized in the foundation's product, Manna Plus, multivitamins for children. 

SPORTS. The foundation wants to support the children who want to work on their skills. It has aided AJO MACKAY FOOTBALL in Mindanao with 3 teams winning 3 different age categories. A basketball tournament was also organized by the foundation in Dumaguete wherein PBA Legends came to facilitate. 

HEALTHCARE. Medical missions are being conducted in some provinces throughout the country such as Negros Oriental and Occidental wherein the foundation aims to promulgate hygienic practices. Feeding programs are organized by the foundation, as well as monthly allowances for medicines, are being provided to the locals of Negro's. Through these four pillars, the foundation has been helping and supporting the main beneficiary, the Philippine National School for the Blind. 

Knowing that there are still individuals who remain in the dark, James MacKay 
Foundation Inc. encourages you to "Dare to Care."



Mr. Mark Lester Lico - Director of James MacKay Foundation Inc.

The James MacKay Foundation Inc. gave me the opportunity to be of real service to kids with special needs - one that I am passionate about. When you are doing one of the things that you love the most, you give your 100%. Initially, my involvement was about giving the special kids great, memorable parties and events. However, as I was gradually absorbing my tasks, this dramatically changed the way I see life. 

On accepting the challenge to be the head of the James MacKay Foundation Inc., I was inspired by the Philippine National School for the Blind. It helped me appreciate life even more because the kids gave meaning to my work. They motivated me to do more and reach for more in life, for myself but more importantly, for others. Because of them, I am able to conceptualize and create more programs that bring them closer to our lives and prepare them for the road ahead and to do it in such a way that they would be able to travel that road a lot safer. In other words, programs that would allow them to have an opportunity to live a fuller life. 

Being the head of the foundation is quite a pleasure, yet it is tough sometimes. My hardest task is to provide more for our beneficiary even though they are happy with whatever we can provide. We can only do so much, and honestly, it's never enough. But they give me inspiration that drives me to do more and come'up with more campaigns that help raise awareness. 

In James MacKay Foundation Inc., we do not only help the kids but the teachers and their families, too. Our duty is to ensure the road is clear for them and to open different paths for them to take, that they have our love and God's guiding hand. 

My vision is to take this working model from the city to the different villages in the province, knowing that there are still many kids and parents out there who remain in the dark. We will build business centers where the kids and their families can run a business and earn real money. We shall continue to find scholars and support them until they reach their goals. Through the James MacKay Foundation Inc., we will train new teachers, teach those who do not have the skill set for college and make sure that they will become proud, productive members of the society who can give hope and light to others. 

"AT THE END OF THE DAY IT'S ABOUT BEING INSPIRED ENOUGH TO DARE TO CARE AND DARING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. I DARE TO ACCEPT THAT CHALLENGE." 

13 years ago, James MacKay Foundation Inc. (JMF) has been extending its hands for help and support to the different parts of the country. 

James MacKay Foundation Inc. started out as a private foundation in 2007 and was officially established and registered as a non-profit and a corporate foundation in 2017. James MacKay Foundation Inc. is the human responsibility of MacKay Green Energy Inc. 
It all started when the founder of MGE, James MacKay, felt inspired to help and that someone has to "Dare to Care" for our brothers and sisters in need. specifically, the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) gave him the awareness that someone passionate has to make the first move on making the world a better place for the visually impaired. 

"By the time I was already fully involved with helping the school (PNSB) only did I realize that we don't just attend to the problem today but also in the years to come because these kids are also the adults of tomorrow," shared by Mr. MacKay. 

Mr. Mark Lico, who started as head of the foundation in 2011, together with JMF, envision a future where everyone has a life of equal opportunities regardless of disability. The foundation continues to spread awareness and encourages the people to break the culture of treating the visually impaired as invalids. Together, we will be able to support them in their education, livelihood, sports, and healthcare, and to transform the lives of the disabled and less fortunate who have all the potentials in the world of becoming productive citizens

MacKay Green Energy Inc., together with James MacKay Foundation Inc., has conducted several medical missions such as free circumcision, a free check-up for both mothers and their children, and free vaccines in different parts of the country. Feeding programs are also organized with groceries being given to the farmers and their families. 

Medical and financial assistance are also carried out by the foundation to those individuals in need.


MacKay Green Energy Inc. (MGE), founded in 2010, is a renewable energy company that utilizes its green technologies to convert biomass (MacKay Bana Grass) to energy, fuels, and feedstock. Bana Grass, when processed, can produce different by-products which are beneficial not only to the environment but to the Filipinos, too.

While MGE creates a way on improving our environment, it provides sustainable jobs for our fellowmen. This would not be possible without the hardworking Filipino farmers. With that, MGE has opened different opportunities for the Filipinos through the livelihood programs provided for them.

MGEs human responsibility, James MacKay Foundation Inc. takes the role of supporting the hardworking farmers and their families. Together with the foundation, MGE has conducted several medical missions and feeding programs in the different provinces of the country.


Recently, James MacKay Foundation Inc. has acquired Manna Plus, multivitamins with Malunggay extract for children. Together, they are expanding plantations at MGE and provide sustainable jobs for our farmers. The foundation and Manna Plus envision a future where

Filipino families benefit from Manna Plus as they give back and help the hardworking Filipino farmers.

One of the missions of James MacKay Foundation Inc. is to .support the livelihood of the Filipinos by providing sustainable jobs. In line with this, James MacKay Foundation Inc. acquired MIA 

Healthcare Enterprise Corporation and its product, Manna Plus. The foundation and Manna plus plan to set up their own Malunggay farms and create sustainable jobs for our local farmers offering thein better trading conditions by planting Malunggay. Through this, they manufacture Manna Plus, a quality multivitamin.s which are 100% Filipino made, affordable yet very beneficial for the growth and development of Filipino children. Filipino families will benefit from Manna Plus as they give back and help the foundation provide sustainable jobs to the hardworking Filipino farmers.

To know more about James MacKay Foundation visit at https://www.jamesmackayfoundationinc.com

Follow on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jamesmackayfoundationinc/


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Watch videos on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ8ECTvakF4


Come and Join us in reaching other people's hand...
Together we are better... "We dare to Care"

Gallivant To A Timeless Elegance of Villa Milagros Mansion and Garden

Last January 24, 2018 - Villa Milagros Mansion and Garden - we are on board to discover and witness a grandeur place that was hidden for a long time and now opening its door to reveal its amazing elegance.

Constructed in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, The Villa Milagros Mansion is an ancestral house of the Liamzon family of Rodriguez Rizal (formerly Montalban). It took 5 years (1965-1969) to build the mansion and revealed just in time for the 35th wedding anniversary of Mr. Isidoro Buenviaje Liamzon and Ma. Milagros Manahan Liamzon. 

This grand house was inspired by the travels of the Liamzon couple in 1950's in Europe who wanted to build a house that had a European aesthetic then signed with the help of Architect Rey Eustaquio to help realize their vision.


We arrive at our destination around 12:00 noon and before our trip starts, we meet the members of Liamzon family and tell some history about the house.
Ms. Andrea Liamzon - Manager and granddaughter of Liamzon couple Isidoro and Milagros Liamzon. Thanks to her dedication and commitment to restore their grandparent's ancestral house, we enjoy experiencing cinematic venue for our very special occasion.


After the short story, we proceed to our lunch prepared by Banquets by VS&F 
Banquets by VS&F continues the tradition of creative cuisine
Joyce Abesamis was born into good food. 

Her parents, Mr. Buddy Abesamis and Mrs. Josephine Abesamis, established VS&F, one of the most successful Filipino catering companies. VS&F began more than 30 years ago by delivering packed lunches to malls and offices until it grew into a full-service catering business, which is well-known for its delicious food. Among its exceptional dishes are Chicken Teriyaki, Lengua with Mushroom Gravy, Buco Pandan, and Tempura.

Inspired by their parents’ trailblazing attitude, Joyce and her sisters Veronica, Aina, Issa, and Tine started their own venture in 2008: a mobile bar specializing in alcoholic beverages, which they named Elation. Joyce, even at a young age, helped on marketing and accommodating clients. 
Aside from her natural eagerness to interact with clients, Joyce also loved to cook and would always give in to her sisters’ requests for special occasions or even just for a simple family get-together. She naturally gravitated to culinary arts, which became her chosen college course. Joyce took up BS International Hospitality Management with Specialization in Culinary Arts from the Ducasse Institute Philippines at Enderun Colleges. She also trained at a fine dining Michelin star restaurant in Paris, France.
Exposure to European cuisine motivated Joyce to manage a subsidiary of VS&F, one that is focused on contemporary catering. Thus, Banquets by VS&F was born out of Joyce’s desire to bring innovative and luxurious culinary styles and concepts to the celebration scene in Metro Manila. The spread prepared by Banquets by VS&F would have more current fare such as Watermelon and Feta Skewers, Cajun Shrimp and Mango Salad, Carpaccio or Cheese Platter. Joyce’s concoctions provide a novel twist to traditional festivities, making the events more remarkable and extraordinary for the guests. 




Banquets by VS&F is client-centered, accepting only 1 event per day to make sure that their team is a full force towards customer satisfaction. Always with a personal touch, Joyce personally handles the clients of from booking, food tasting, event proper, and post-event discussions. 

True to its being a contemporary catering company, Banquets by VS&F also has its in-house stylist, Project Events MNL, which focuses on clean, elegant, and timeless set-ups. Whether it is a black-and-white theme for a wedding or a military-inspired set-up for a baby girl’s first birthday or a chic presentation for an intimate get-together, trust Banquets by VS&F to pull out all the stops in order to deliver the client’s dream party.

For more information about Banquets by VS&F, you may contact mobile number 09088209248, e-mail banquetsbyvsf@gmail.com or check out www.facebook.com/banquetsbyvsf.

After finishing our lunch and fully loaded with yummy dishes, we are ready to go around every corner of the mansion.

Villa Milagros' two outdoor gardens, Delia's Garden and Cristina's Garden, can serve as your al fresco venue for a wedding ceremony or any kind of reception. Both gardens are fully-landscaped and have spectacular views of The Mansion. Each garden has its own Terrace—tiled areas that are perfect extensions to your chosen garden venue. Delta's Garden can host up to 200 guests; while Cristina's Garden can host up to 130.
  Delia's Garden

Cristina's Garden









The North Wing is a brand-new all-weather events hall that can fit up to 300 guests. Built in the same style and spirit of The Mansion. The North Wing serves as an extension of the Liamzon family's ancestral home. The hall has opulent crystal chandeliers and a six-meter high ceiling. Besides being fully air-conditioned, our premiere hall comes with spectacular views of both The Mansion and its Gardens. The North Wing's adjacent garden, Sanse's Garden may also be used as a cocktail, buffet, or wedding ceremony area.



For smaller and more intimate events, consider The Liamzon Hall — the oval-shaped hall that serves as the heart of The Mansion. This air-conditioned hall is flanked by beautiful outdoor terraces on each side that are visible through floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Its maximum capacity is 45 guests. You may also use Delta's Terrace for your buffet, if necessary.

The Mansion's impressive original Dining Room may also be used for private dinners.


Whether it is a wedding, an engagement shoot, or a music video, the Villa's classic, elegant and timeless look can match your desired theme. Since every event or shoot is different, we work with our clients to make optimum use of our property.


Planning your Dream Wedding, Anniversary, or Debut? Make it memorable and exceptional, book your reservations now at  Villa Milagros Mansion and Garden.



You can reach Villa Milagros Mansion 30 minutes away from Sandiganbayan, 35 minutes away from Marikina Sports Complex, and 45 minutes away from QC Circle via Commonwealth Ave.

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