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Int’l zumba expert to visit RP

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00 Published in Nation

Staying true to its advocacy of healthy living, C-Lium Fibre, together with Live Love Party International, brings world-renowned Zumba instructor Loretta Bates to the Philippines to inspire Filipinos to have a healthier lifestyle.
This October, she will lead hundreds of Zumba enthusiasts in two special Zumba sessions in Bacolod City on Oct. 4, and at The Playground, Ronac Art Center in San Juan, Metro Manila on Oct. 5. This campaign will teach everybody that fitness programs can be fun and exciting, too.
Zumba, which is performed primarily to the groove of lively music, is an aerobic fitness program inspired by various Latin American dance styles. It became a popular exercise amongst individuals, especially women, who found their usual gym routine monotonous and boring.
Loretta Bates is a Zumba education specialist, instructor, and ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) member since 2007. She is also an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) Certified Group Fitness Instructor, making her the right person to educate people on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle through Zumba. And, C-Lium is very happy that she’s bringing her Zumba moves here to the Philippines. Bates shares the advocacy of C-Lium to live a healthier lifestyle by incorporating regular exercise and proper diet with a daily dose of fiber. Nowadays, most people fail to get the body’s required 20 to 30 grams of daily fiber, which may make them more prone to diseases such as high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
Taking C-Lium Fibre everyday will help them achieve their fiber needs in a more convenient way. C-Lium Fibre is made from 100 percent natural psyllium plant which is a good source of soluble and insoluble fibers. According to the National Fiber Council, the soluble fiber in psyllium absorbs water, turns into a gel, then attaches to food, sugars, cholesterol, and fats in the stomach, and helps to expel them out of the digestive system.
By doing so, the risk for many life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease, certain forms of cancer, diabetes and stroke may be reduced. C-Lium Fibre supports programs like Zumba to show its long-time commitment to promote active and healthy living for Filipinos.
C-Lium Fibre comes in husk powder and capsule variants and is available in leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. For more information on the event please visit www.facebook/clium or

Mayon eruption seen as RP’s biggest touristic event

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00 Published in Nation

LEGAZPI CITY — The endangered residents around the vicinity of restive Mayon Volcano have already been evacuated and tacked away safely in Albay’s 44 evacuation, but the vulcano’s imminent eruption remains as a top newskamer and is in fact emerging as the Philippines’ biggest 2014 touristic event.
Albay frowns on disaster tourism promotion, but the strong probability of a Vulcanian-Strombollian eruption of Mayon is a geological phenomenon now waiting to happen, and has been drawing foreign tourists in droves.
Phivolcs officials warned of a possible big blast of Mayon, due to a gargantuan lava dome that has accumulated at its crater in recent weeks. As this developed, more tourists were noted to have arrived in the province.
The tourists can pose some problems in their operations, “but there’s no way to stop them from watching the world’s most perfect cone volcano blows its top, which is a once in a lifetime chance.” Visitors watch lava and pyroclastic materials cascade down Mayon’s southeastern slope, especially on clear nights.
Visitors come by bus or via the Legazpi Domestic Airport, which is not closed even during Alert 4 or 5 because it is 18 kilometers away from the crater and from the declared six-km radius Permanent Danger Zone.
The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has prohibited activities near the volcano; ATV (all-terrain vehicle) tours, trekking, playing golf at Dona Pepita Golf Course and all other activities within the permanent danger zone (PDZP) and extended buffer zone.
The recommended areas where tourists could view the volcano from a distance are Lignon Hill, Cagsawa Ruins Park, Daraga Church, Legazpi City Boulevard, Taysan Hills and Quituinan Hills. The spectacle could be better viewed at night.
Also, the policy of Albay is not to promote disaster tourism “in respect to the dignity of displaced families; we would rather have Alert 0 and still gain a lot of tourists by investing in aggressive promotion rather than spend the same for protracted evacuation.”
“Maintaining evacuees for months, as in Mayon’s past eruptions is more taxing and worrisome, and expensive, than actual aggressive tourism promotion,” he pointed out.
Salceda said Disaster Risk Reduction is a way of life that enables human development to proceed in the midst of risks and assures that no one, no matter how poor and no matter how stubborn, should lose his life during disaster times.

The award-winning game show becomes bigger and stronger

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00 Published in Life Style

Receiving the prestigious Anak TV Seal Award does not stop Bonakid Pre-School and GMA Network from renewing their partnership and making their action-packed mom and kid game show bigger and strongerthis year. The Anak TV Seal Award is given to family-oriented and child-sensitive TV programs in the country and receiving this accolade has inspired Bonakid Pre-School to continue its partnership with GMA Network for an even more exciting Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban Season 2!
From its audition process down to its game arena, everything about the show just gets bigger and more exciting!
This year, Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban 2 calls out all moms and their “Batang May Laban” to join the game show, not only from Metro Manila, but nationwide! Besides bringing its auditions to Cebu, Davao and Metro Manila, Bonakid Pre-School and GMA Network also open the floor for online auditions. By just visiting and submitting the necessary requirements, there is surely no reason for any mom and kid tandem to miss the opportunity of being part of the show.
Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban 2’s Home Partner Promo even goes digital! Viewers at home can easily participate and win cash prizes. All they have to do is to watch the show and submit their entries at Every week, one lucky home partner will win P20,000 cash!
As Bonakid Pre-School and GMA Network make the show’s components bigger, they of course, would not forget making the key element of the show — the Game Arena — twice as big from last year! The challenges and activities in the game arena are inspired by Pinoy games that moms today nostalgically gew up with.
“We want to encourage kids to experience Pinoy games just like their moms did. With these games, we want to demonstrate the strength, energy, and resilience of these kids and bring out the ‘Batang May Laban’ in them. This is part of Bonakid Pre-School’s commitment to help moms empower their kids so that they will have the strength and confidence to conquer any challenge,” says Claudine Serrano, product manager of Bonakid Pre-School.
Hosted by Drew Arellano, this show will indeed make Sunday mornings bright and cheerful! To quote Drew, “Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban is actually an achieved goal for me. I have been asking my manager for a program, specifically a game show, wherein I would be interacting with kids because I feel like this would bring out more of my fun and light personality. When I was graced with this project, I couldn’t keep my excitement hosting the show.”

Starting Oct. 5, join Drew for a second season of Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban every Sunday morning (10:45 a.m.) after iBilib, on GMA network.


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