Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Astroplus Blog Connect “Connecting Brands to Blog”


Astroplus Blog connects 2nd year of bringing Brands to Blog from Music, Movies and Gadgets which is one of their top selling points in their industry today. Many music stores does suffered from lost due to piracy and on line downloads of music and movies from the internet. But Astroplus is one of the music stores that does not stop innovating their stores and manage to be on top no matter what kind of risk they may face

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A representative of every brand was there together with the Bloggers in their own niche to discuss further their products, innovations and the reason why people should used and buy it.

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Astrovision creates a different kind of atmosphere within their stores and as if they have the Library of Music compilations of every singer local and international. DJ’s who collected their favorite songs , and other kind of idea that you might think of as whole they do adopt and was very professional about it.

For more photos of the event pls click this link,

Saturday, October 27, 2012





Bruce Willis returns in his most iconic role as John McClane - the “real” hero with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing. This time the take-no-prisoners cop is really in the wrong place at the wrong time after traveling to Moscow to help his estranged son Jack. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.



"A Good Day to Die Hard” opens February 13 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chiz Escudero “Lessons in Life”




Many of our political leaders starts good in their career , they start doing right and somehow has their own respect for life and good intentions . Chiz Escudero pursue his political life at the age 28 and being a UP alumni has its passion and eagerness to make things right in the institution. He serves in the congress and somehow today on the senate as well being the minority leader.  But somehow along the way, we can’t blame some of them if somehow some of the bills being passed both in congress and senate was just a vote for friends or kumpadre’s sake’s without giving any thoughts on how those laws will affect peoples life here in our country .


I personally salute Him “Mr Escudero”, when he publicly apologized for voting and passing the bill in Cyber crime law and to the extent of promising to push a bill for amendments so that people that are affected including the mass youth of our country may be spared and cannot somehow be a victim of such crude law.

And I personally believe that if the said promise will be done soon this may  give him his first achievement in repealing major laws that has some loopholes and  is not so clear in the applied word  and sadly most of it are being copied and implemented in foreign land such as US and other known First World Countries. And with that, will flood many bills and laws that will welfare ,and will benefit us and  which may cause leftist or rightist and most of the group that is against the leadership of the state to joint forces and seek alliance for the common good of the people.


With regards to His love life , I think it will be fair to Him if we as a people will give him a chance to prove himself as a father and an individual who’s separated to his wife who somehow needs someone who will care and be a helpmate to pursue His mission of hope,  to achieve  changes for the benefit of the majority of our people.


Chiz Escudero’s Facebook Page

Link for Chis “Oversight on Cyber Crime Law :

Here’s the link for Chiz on Amendment of Cyber Crime Law:  :

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Walking Dead


The Walking Dead

walking dead


The Apparitionis a supernatural thriller that tells the story of a young couple Kelly(Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) who discovers that they are being haunted in their new home by a presence brought about by a university parapsychology experiment conducted years ago. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. In the midst of this horrifying struggle, they seek help from a supernatural expert, Patrick (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terror.

This 2012 horror flick was penned and directed by Todd Lincoln and stars Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill and Luke Pasqualino.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jayke Reyes Launches Self-Titled Album



Fast- rising singer Jayke Reyes launches her self-titled debut album called Jayke Reyes. The album contains the carrier single “KAY PALAD MO” ( a remake ), Perry’s Wheel, Paano Na Kaya, Sanay Pakinggan Mo, and We’re All In This Together and comes with a Minus One.

She’s a daughter of Filipino immigrants in the US, born there, and somehow her blood being a Filipina can’t be denied because of her Morena or brown color of skin and that’s why she always wanted to pursue and achieve her dreams in the land where she does belong and fits in.  It”s always Jayke’s dream to pursue a singing career here in the Philippines  that’s why when opportunity knocks on her doorstep, She didn’t hesitate to leave L.A. California and flew all the way to Manila.


The album concept is diverse. There are ballads meant to showcase her ability to hit high notes , an R&B  dance hits ect. Jayke wants to be known as a versatile singer who can sing almost anything in her field. “ I think there should be a mix para di magsawa ang tao , Thats why for me I don’t want all birit. I don’t want people say that’s the only thing I can do”.

Jayke’s musical exposure is quite impressive. She attended the Los Angeles High School for Ar ts, trained with Seth Riggs (the one who also teach Michael Jackson), Done some commercials and auditions for shows like Nicolodeon and Disney.She is determined to make it big in the music industry that’s why she is learning hard to speak fluent Tagalog and I think she almost had succeeded with it her accent is almost perfect and can answer straight Tagalog words who grew in a house and country who adapts and accepts only english conversations

Jayke recently represented the country in the Asean Music Festival  for lhe 80th birtday of Thailand’s Queen Sirikit. The event was sponsored by the Ministry Culture of Thailand.

Here’s the video of  Kay Palad Mo.

Aside from promoting her new album, Jayke will do Mall tour shows, Oct 27 (SM Baliwag), Oct. 28 (SM Fairview , Nov. 9 (SM Novaliches), Nov 11 (Robinson Pulilan with JM de Guzman), Nov 17 (SM Rosario), Nov 18 (SM Calamba), Nov 24 (SM Masinag} , Nov 25 (SM Dasmarinas) ,  Dec 9 (SM Clark) , and January 6, 2013 at (SM Bacoor).

The album is being distributed by Ivory Records.

Jayke Reyes is a Backroom artist. For Inquiries call Backroom at 4351108 and 4351120 or email at

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Star Movie Triathlon


Star Movie Triathlon


Star Movies Triathlon, more hardcore on its 3rd year


If you think running a 42K marathon is hard, try winning the Star Movies Triathlon. On its 3rdyear, Star Movies is the only group that will torture its viewers while giving them quality entertainment.

Last October 18 at Newport Cinema 3, moviegoers were tasked to sit through 16 straight hours of movies, with strict rules like no standing, talking, sleeping, phone usage, no extra food or drinks, no extra sweaters except for provided jackets and no bathroom breaks (and yes, no diapers allowed either!).

All that masochism for the chance to win P150,000.

This year was even more challenging as Star Movies upped the difficulty level. Since it’s on its 3rd year, there were three categories: 1. the movie marathon itself 2. The circuit training and 3. The yoga challenge.


All 200 participants had to maintain yoga poses in order to advance to the next level. Circuit training was also done. At the final stretch, a sudden death round was announced where the remaining contestants had to sustain their pace on the treadmill while watching the remaining movies.

With 3 years of consecutive success, it’s true, no one entertains like Star Movies

Saturday, October 20, 2012

CCFK Tarpaulin Posting Ceremony – LRT Central Station

CCFK Tarpaulin Posting Ceremony – LRT Central Station

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Operation Smile Philippines will be conducting simultaneous medical missions in November and December in various parts of the country, including Manila. Free reconstructive surgery will be done by local and international medical volunteers to patients with cleft deformities.

(From Left to Right) Engr. Edgar Dela Cruz- Chief Safety Officer, Security and Safety Division
Mr. Joseph Hagos- Manager, Line 1 Station Operations Division
Ms. Sharon Mondala- Information Officer IV
Ms. Evelyn Paragas- Manager, Public Relations Division
Mr. Roberto J. Manzano – President Executive Director of Operation Smile Philippines
Ms. Remer Cuarez- Public Relations Officer I
Mr. James B. Mason – President of Chatters Care For Kids Inc
(Photo courtesy of CCFK Volunteer Alvin Binayug)

After contacting LRTA, We are glad that they’ve responded to our request and allowed us to post these tarpaulins in LRT line 1 and LRT line 2 for free, And through the help of friends and bloggers who wanted to help, they’ve sponsored the printing of 62 pieces of tarpaulins with the size of 3×6 feet that
cost around 270 pesos each with a simple and straightforward message.

A tarpaulin posting ceremony was held last Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10am at the Central LRT 1 Station, led by the President and Executive Director of Operation Smile Philippines.

With their colorful fonts, these tarpaulins will surely catch the attention of the 400,000 passengers of LRT 1 each day or 13-14 million passengers per month and 200,000 passengers of LRT 2 each day or 5-6 million passengers per month (statistics source:

Future projects of Chatters Care For Kids Inc. for Operation Smile Philippines includes posting of stickers in jeepneys, ads in buses, more tarpaulins in public areas, all equipped with information on how to register a patient through text, and to produce a song that tackles the everyday life of kids with cleft deformities.

We look forward on helping us again in the near future to give Smile to those kids who need our help and change their future.

Chatters Care For Kids Inc.

“ Promoting the spirit of volunteerism ” Website:, Email:, Landline: 775-32-86, Fax: 857-21-06

CCFK is also looking for volunteers to do this advocacy and mission to help those kids with clef palette and clef leif, with your time and effort to do so we in ccfk are gladly to have this mission with you. Visit website and check out the latest activities of ccffk and Operation Smile in LRTA for banner posting among all the lrt1 and lrt2 stations.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pinoy Pride XVII: Philippines VS The World at World-class Mall of Asia Arena


Pinoy Pride XVII: Philippines VS The World at World-class Mall of Asia Arena

Its been a long time since boxing match was being held and marked as history in Pasay as I knew it was the known Rizal Coliseum which was known on the 70’s as venue even for basketball match and other big activities as well the second venue is the Cuneta Astrodome which was being counterfeited and dominated by Smart Araneta Coliseum . This time  Mall of Asia Arena  is one of a kind place where multiple kind of activities such as Boxing matches, Basketball games, Concerts and many other public activity venues are best done here. It was a very cozy and a touch of first class facilities and a very relaxing ambience which you can never see on other venues.


Filipino boxing heavy weights along with their foreign counterparts were officially presented to the media during a press conference at Midas Hotel last October 18 for the Pinoy Pride XVII boxing event happening at the world-class sports and entertainment venue, the Mall of Asia Arena.

The press conference, hosted by renowned sports analyst Ronnie Nathaniel who mentioned that the much-awaited boxing event will be held at the “spanking new Mall of Asia Arena”, was well-attended by members of the press, both local and international. Pinoy Pride XVII is going to be held on Saturday, October 20 with the Philippines’ AJ “Bazooka” Banal and Thailand’s Pungluang Sor Singyu battling it out for the coveted WBO World Bantamweight title.

Pinoy Pride XVII Boxers

For the undercard bouts, topnotch Filipino boxers will fight international boxers from Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, Uganda and Barbados: IBF International Featherweight champion Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista Vs. Daniel Ruiz of Mexico; WBO World #7 Light Welterweight title holder Jason “El Nino” Pagara Vs. Miguel Antoine of Barbados; WBO Oriental Bantamweight champion Michael “Bruce Lee” Domingo Vs. Tambe Rabison of Uganda and former Philippine Light Flyweight champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales Vs. Ramanudin of Indonesia.

Pinoy Pride XVII shall be the first boxing event at the ultramodern entertainment and sports venue the Mall of Asia Arena. Apart from the usual basketball games and a boxing match, the Mall of Asia Arena can also accommodate other sporting events such as volleyball, badminton and even futsal.

To know more about the Mall of Asia Arena and all of the events—both sporting and entertainment—lined up for the year, visit or You may also like the Mall of Asia Arena page at

Wednesday, October 17, 2012





Caught between accidental and intended hits, Sean Hayes stars as Larry in the hilarious comedy “The Three Stooges.” Spanning more than twenty-five years since they appeared on television slapping and poking their way in 190 original comedies, the Stooges are about to be seen in a whole new dimension on the big screen.


In “The Three Stooges,” Larry, Curly and Moe are released into the wild city landscape after spending half of their lives in an orphanage. Out to save the orphanage and raise the money to save the only home they know, they decide to tackle the world outside the only way they know how.

Starring as the troika of knuckleheads are Emmy® and Tony® Award-winner Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace" ), who portrays the balding, sour-faced, bushy-haired Larry; Will Sasso ("MADtv") as the rotund funnyman Curly, whose trademark "nyuk-nyuk-nyuk" usually invites a physical outburst from older brother Moe; and Chris Diamantopoulos ("24," "The Kennedys") as Moe, the dark-haired leader of the farcical trio known for his distinctive bowl-style haircut and intolerant ire.

Given the Stooges’ iconic stature, casting the middle stooge Larry was as formidable a task as Moe and Curly. The part of Larry, who served as the trio's straight man, was in some ways the most difficult to cast because unlike his two cohorts, Larry lacked a distinctive voice. "It's also hard to define exactly what made Larry so funny," says Sean Hayes, who like Diamantopoulos, attended several auditions to land the coveted role. "He certainly was a great reactor."

To help turn the handsome Sean Hayes into sour-pussed Larry, veteran Hollywood wig maker Renate (who has created hairpieces for such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and "Pirates of the Caribbean" anti-hero Jack Sparrow) styled a replica of the original Larry's unique hairstyle. It was a time-consuming routine to do the Larry "'do." Each day of shooting, Hayes had his head shaved, cleaned and prepped. Then, the hair team would draw an outline on his pate, apply glue, and affix the wig to Hayes' head using spirit gum and tape.

The filmmakers, the Farrelly Brothers have brought The Three Stooges' unique brand of humor to modern-day moviegoers. "We're giving audiences something they'll have a great time with," says Chris Diamantopoulos. "The movie is old-fresh," adds Hayes about the film's comedy. "You don't have to be a fan of The Stooges to relate to our modern version." Adds Will Sasso: "The characters are based on the original Three Stooges, but, this is a movie for everybody because it has emotion and heart."

“The Three Stooges” opens October 24 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Pinoy Big Brother big winner receives Crystal Clear franchise




Pinoy Big Brother big winner receives Crystal Clear franchise

Filipino-Chinese actor and big winner of ABS-CBN’s popular reality show “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited,” Slater Young, received today a franchise from Crystal Clear, one of the country’s popular brands of bottled drinking water.

Young was a recent visitor at Crystal Clear’s Pasig office to claim his prize, a P2 million prize consisting of of Crystal Clear products and franchise that Young can open in any area of his choice. The franchise was just one of several prizes Young received as “PBB Unlimited” big winner, which include a P2 million-peso cash prize, an appliance showcase, an Asian tour package and an Internet TV.

Young, who hails from Cebu, was the show’s first-ever male housemate who won the coveted prize after amassing 40.02% of total votes from the show’s avid followers.

Born “Jan Slater Lee Young” in December of 1987, he is the eldest in a brood of four, which may have been his biggest advantage in terms of his relationship with other housemates at PBB.

Armed with a Civil Engineering degree from the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Young was just like any typical individual who had his share of good deeds and also misdeeds. However, he was able to learn from all these and managed to come out a better person, thanks to the guidance of his parents, who taught their son the values of hard work and perseverance in order to achieve his dreams on his own.

An acknowledged adventurer, Young is also a competitive shooter and a member of his school’s table tennis varsity team and his sense of adventure and knack for trying out anything new and unique pushed him to join PBB.

“Crystal Clear is proud to be associated with such a hardworking and independent-minded individual such as Slater Young, a person driven and determined to achieve his objectives in life. We hope that by putting up his own Crystal Clear franchise, he’d be able to accomplish more of what he wants in life and be able to help other people as well,” declares Asun Soler, Corporate Communications Head of Solerex Water Technologies, Inc., makers of Crystal Clear.

Crystal Clear is the leading brand of purified drinking water now found in many homes and even offices nationwide. Owned by Solerex Water Technologies, Inc., an all-Filipino corporation engaged in the sale, franchising and management of Water Refilling Stations (WRS), is committed to deliver fresh, crisp, great tasting and most especially safe drinking water such as Crystal Clear to as many Filipinos as possible.

Crystal Clear surpasses the standards of US-Grade Quality of water with their state-of-the-art Reverse Osmosis SLX Systems that eliminate inorganic minerals and chemicals for it to be absolutely safe any time of the year.

For more about Crystal Clear water and franchising opportunities, visit

Monday, October 15, 2012

New maritime museum opens to public; collections to change world history


New maritime museum opens to public; collections to change world history


A “Filipino” seafarer may have well been the first person to circumnavigate the world.


This is one of the key messages of a new maritime museum in Pasay City which showcases the journey of Enrique de Malacca, the personal interpreter of Ferdinand Magellan and largely believed to hail from the island of Cebu. Museo Maritimo, located at the 6th floor of the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS) in Pasay City, is said to have the most comprehensive collection of maritime artifacts. The museum seeks to retell the Philippines’ rich maritime history and how it has shaped the country through the centuries.


Gina Barte, president of Hiniraya Foundation and lead curator of the museum said the museum is a product of cooperation among Philippine maritime history experts, key pillars of the maritime industry and museum professionals, artists, and museum volunteers and enthusiasts.

“This museum is really a long overdue project considering that we are a seafaring nation and we provide a significant number of seafarers to the global shipping industry,” she said.

Filipino seafarers are preferred by the global shipping  industry,  making the Philippines the no.1 supplier, deploying more than 4 million seafarers annually to the world's  shipping fleets.   Likewise, according to Barte, Philippine history is basically determined by maritime events. “We have made an eloquent statement in this museum,  that if we are to understand history better, we have to expand our perpectives beyond the confines of our islands and seas  and  understand how  maritime exploration and trading  from the earliest periods of our history to the present have  evolved  the nation  that we now call the Philippines,” she said.


A pair of doors with portholes—like those on ships—leads visitors to Museo Maritimo which took almost a year to build, although the research done by foremost Philippine maritime scholar, Antonio Araneta  entailed years and years of painstaking research here and abroad of  information in any language  available to deepen the knowledge. This research is still ongoing. The museum opens its doors on October 11  to the students of the school, the seafarers and the general public to discover  this relatively unknown world that our seafarers have lived through centuries but  is now our privilege to discover and experience vicariously in the museum. 

A statue of a Franciscan priest, known only in history as Blessed  Odorico, welcomes visitors with outstretched hands. Blessed Odorico is said to have celebrated the first Holy Mass in the country in Bolinao, Pangasinan, in 1324, together with Chinese traders, Arabs  and other Catholic  missionaries. This opens vistas to discovery of  earlier contacts predating   the more popularly known first Mass  held in Limasawa (now part of Southern Leyte) in 1521.
Also on display are detailed models of Spanish galleons that plied the Manila-Acapulco trade route, along with reproductions of navigation maps that cover the Philippines from that era. Another section shows interesting objects of ancient ship artifacts like binoculars, beacons and sextants, morse code equipment, now phased out  in ships and many more objects that visitors can discover. Simulated environments where children can experience the work of a sea captain on a sectional replica of a navy boat and interactive audio visual aids have expanded the space for learning and discovery that appeals to students of every age group, teachers, families looking for places to spend productive time and bond with each other. There are special places for seafarers and their families  and interactive kiosks for the visitors to leave their imprint in the museum.


But the museum’s spotlight is aimed on a local hero, a man called Enrique de Malacca, who entered history books as the companion of Ferdinand Magellan when he made the voyage to the Philippines in search of the Spice Islands in 1521. A statue of Enrique based on descriptions given by Magellan’s chronicler Antonio Pigafetta stands amid panels piecing together his story as the man who may have been the first to circumnavigate the world. Some accounts pointed out that Enrique originated from Cebu but was captured by the Moros and later sold as a slave in Malacca (now a city in Malaysia). When Magellan invaded Malacca almost a decade before reaching the islands that would become known as the Philippines, he took Enrique with him to Europe.

‘Language Geiger counter’
According to Antonio Araneta, a history scholar, Magellan brought Enrique to serve as his ‘language Geiger counter,’ a linguist, to find his way back to the islands. Magellan paid Enrique the same salary as Pigafetta’s and used him to communicate with the natives when they arrived in Guam, Sulu and Homonhon Island. But his dialect, which is a variant of Cebuano mixed with Ilonggo, was not understood there, Araneta added.
“It was only in an area called Masawa in the Butuan area, a Cebuano-speaking region, where Enrique was understood for the first time. This was when Magellan realized he was near the islands he was looking for,” he said.
After Magellan was killed in a battle with Lapu-lapu in Cebu in 1521, his men turned against Enrique. “The ship’s crew ordered him to tell local leaders to give the treasures they have promised, but Enrique allied himself with the locals and invited the remaining Spanish leaders to a banquet where they would supposedly receive the gifts. Enrique and the locals used the banquet to ambush the leaders,” Araneta said.
The remaining members of the expedition team then hurriedly left, found their way to the Spice Islands, before returning to Spain. As for Enrique, Araneta said, he settled in Cebu.

“To rally the support and have the trust and confidence of the locals just like that would be very hard if you were not understood,” Araneta said to back up the theory that Enrique was most likely a native of Cebu.

Enrique’s story resonates on the great journeys taken by today’s overseas Filipinos, he said. “He is not only the first to circumnavigate the globe but he also could be the first overseas Filipino worker. He could have returned to Spain and enjoyed an inheritance from Magellan but he decided to work for the benefit of his fellow natives and he eventually returned to Cebu,” he said. “I hope this story and this museum will put us in the right perspective globally,” Araneta said.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cyberzone opening @ SM Sta Rosa


Get connected to unlimited possibilities at SM City Santa Rosa’s very own Cyberzone which was formally launched last Friday, October 12.


Cyberzone, the ultimate technology and lifestyle center of SM Supermalls, is the largest chain of IT retail stores in the Philippines which offers a vast number of global brands. SM Santa Rosa’s Cyberzone contains a wide range of local players who provide complete products and services for that techie in you.

A market leader in the business of selling gadgets, Cyberzone’s Stores and  services combine to form the most interactive and technological experience for its shoppers. Cyberzone features retail brands that consists of mobile phones., cameras, software, games, accessories and services and everything a techie or a newbie desires.

Starting out as small area in the Carpark building of SM City North Edsa, the SM Cyberzone opened a fashion and lifestyle store in 1998. By year 2002, a new development within the mall featuring IT concepts was introduce and as they say, the rest is history.

SM Sta. Rosa’s Cyberzone features international concept stores including Samsung, Toshiba, Lenovo and Sony Xperia among others. The tech hub likewise includes local players such as Cherry Mobile and MyPhone.


The formal launch of the SM Santa Rosa’s Cyberzone was attended by top SM officials including SM Prime Holdings President Hans T. Sy and SM Supermalls President Annie S. Garcia together with Congressman Dan Fernandez and Santa Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas.



Mayum gives a good rendition of song which draws more audience to the venue.

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Awarding of Tech Gadgets for a very complicated Q & A portion.

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I personally cover The SM City Santa Rosa Cyberzone Opening and from day 1 of operation and activity from Day 1. Team 1Labs Blogger’s we’re invited to witness the opening event.

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bruce willis and jai courtney in A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

Since the first "Die Hard" in 1988, Bruce Willis’ John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over.


In the latest action-packed installment “A Good Day to Die Hard” set to hit cinemas on February 2013, McClane goes international and faces his greatest challenge ever. When his estranged son Jack played by Jai Courtney is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader. Despite their differences, father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

“A Good Day To Die Hard” is a 20th Century Fox presentation to be distributed by Warner Bros. in (Phils.) cinemas.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Safeguard Celebrates 5th Annual “Global Handwashing Day”


Give me 5 “ 5th Annual Global Handwashing Day !!!!!!!!!!!


This October 15 will mark the 5th year of celebrating Global Handwashing Day in the Philippines. This day will stress the importance of handwashing with soap through a simple message: Clean hands save lives. The simple yet lifesaving act of handwashing with soap can reduce the incidence of diarrhea among children under five by more than 40 percent, and respiratory infections by nearly 25 percent. In the Philippines, pneumonia and diarrhea are the 3rd and 4th leading cause of deaths among children under five respectively.


Global Handwashing Day also aims to educate the public that there are 5 critical times for handwashing: 1st is  Before Eating, 2nd  is Before Handling Food, 3rd is After Using the Toilet, 4th is After Handling your Pets and lastly After Playtime. These are key moments when there is a high risk of transmitting germs from the hands to the mouth. As such, instilling the habit of handwashing with soap during these critical times among young children is an important intervention to help reduce child morbidity and mortality.


Mr. Chad Sotelo, Country Marketing Manager for Safeguard, explains, “Outdoor play is an enjoyable activity for children but it is also important in their development.” However, based on a recent study, many mothers prevent their children from playing outdoors because they are worried about their children’s safety. Furthermore, 75 percent of children play on the streets while only 3 percent play on a public playground.

“Through the donation of these playgrounds, Safeguard wants to enable children to play in an environment safe from harm and disease-causing germs,” says Mr. Sotelo. In order to ensure that the playgrounds are sustainable and safe, Safeguard partnered with play experts Play Pilipinas.

“We at Play Pilipinas believe that every child should be given the chance to play, and to play in a safe and sound environment. Our advocacy is to provide low-cost, sustainable, and child-safe playgrounds for Filipino children. We are happy to have a partner in Safeguard that ensures kids will also have immediate access to soap and water after playing,” says Ms. Sigrid Perez, co-founder of Play Pilipinas.


In line with its mission to promote proper hygiene and health education among Filipino families, Safeguard first celebrated Global Handwashing Day in 2008. Five years later, Safeguard continues to lead the celebration of Global Handwashing Day in the Philippines by making it even bigger and better.


On this 5th birthday of Global Handwashing Day, Safeguard promotes handwashing with soap after playtime, one of the five critical times, by donating five playgrounds with handwashing stations. At a media event held in Sitio Una, Taguig, Safeguard proudly unveiled its birthday gift to the community - the first playground.


Mr. Paul Perez, who co-founded Play Pilipinas with Sigrid, explains that the design of the playground differs per site, reflecting the character of the city. “For Taguig, we tried to mirror the emerging high-rises and so the playground has high and low spaces as well,” added Mr. Perez.


This new playground at Sitio Una, and 4 others to come, will represent not only the past 5 years of Global Handwashing Day, but also Safeguard’s continued commitment to promote proper hygiene and health education for many more years to come. “Handwashing education is and will continue to be the primary advocacy of Safeguard – not just on October 15, but every single day,” says Mr. Sotelo. Together with partners UNICEF and Fit for School, Procter & Gamble, through Safeguard, has reached over a million children in ten provinces in the country, teaching them the lifesaving habit of handwashing with soap.



Safeguard representative together with the Official’s of Taguig their Barangary Officials .

Safeguard invites everyone to join our 5th year of Global Handwashing Day in the Philippines. Join  the celebration by tweeting with the hashtag #Happy5thGHD. Watch out for more activities from Safeguard in the coming weeks. But, most importantly, don’t forget to wash your hands with Safeguard especially during the five critical moments!