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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Atty Joey Lina On Fire at CFD Coalition's NGO Malnutrition War Manual Launch

11:09:00 PM

The Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition (CDFC), under the leadership of Atty Joey Lina, officially launched its operations manual and training program on January 13, 2023, at The Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion. The coalition's aim is to assist Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in their collaborative efforts with the government to combat malnutrition.

Enacted through RA 11148, known as the "Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Magnanay Act," the law targets the issue of malnutrition within the first one thousand days of a child's life.

This is probably one of the biggest coalition that gathered different organizations together and talks about the need of the children. This is not just about talks but fairly initiates the starting move in creating a nationwide move to address the issue of malnutrition which is what every child should get in their early 1000 days. Not just from the start they were born but from beginning of their conceptions. 

During his impassioned speech, Atty Joey Lina stressed the crucial importance of supporting children during their initial one thousand days, which form the foundation of their development.

The coalition boasts an impressive lineup, including Rotary International, Lions Clubs International, Kiwanis International, Junior Chamber International, The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, The Fraternal Order of Eagles - Philippine Eagles, Knights of the Columbus, Knights of Rizal, Save the Children Philippines, World Vision Philippines, Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives, and Crusade Against Violence.

The operations manual and training program are pivotal developments, outlining the collaborative approach between NGOs and the government in eradicating malnutrition during the first one thousand days of a child's life. This issue significantly contributes to poor school performance, low intelligence quotient, stunting, sickness, and reduced work productivity. The manual serves as a comprehensive guide for NGOs, extending its application from barangays to a national level, with a vision for fostering a healthier future for Filipino children.

To demonstrate their support, department secretaries Dr. Teodoro "Ted" J. Herbosa, DOH, and Atty. Benjamin "Benhur" C. Abalos, Jr., DILG, attended the event. Atty. Baldr H. Bringas, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), represented DSWD Secretary Rex Gatchalian. Additionally, NGO Head Representatives, led by Former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, recited the NGOs Declaration of Commitment.

The event featured various speakers who made it both informative and interesting, including Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Executive Director of the National Nutrition Council, and Former Senator Joey Lina, National Project Chairman of Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition.
  • Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Executive Direcotr of National Nutrition Council
  • Dr. Maria Isabel "Marcie' M. Atienza, MHPED, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of St. Luke's Medical Center, Colloege of Medicine - WHQM
  • Dr. Amado R. Parawan, Health and Nutrition advisor of Save the Children Philippines
  • Former Senator Joey Lina, National Project chairman of Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition
  • Br. Erlito "Lito" R. Pardo of Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals-Las Pinas Chapter
  • Mr. Roberto A. Alvarez, President of RCMC Foundation
  • Former Executive Secretary, Atty. Salvador "Bingbong" Campo Medialdea
  • Engr. Ronaldo A. Aguila, Chief technology Officer of OneLGC, Inc.
  • Mr. Cris Giovanni C. Chiong, President, Rotary Club of Makati Central
  • Mr. Alberto D. Lina, Chairman of OneLGC, Inc
  • Mr. Ronald Delos Santos, National President of the Fraternl Order of Eagles-Philipines Eagles,
  • Mr. Danilo 'Danny" Sanchez, Past council Chairman of MD301 Philippines and State Council of Lions Governor

During panel discussions, Atty. Mike T. Toledo, former Press Secretary, served as the moderator, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among key stakeholders. Atty. Joey Lina's rallying cry for a 'brighter, stronger, taller' Filipino children resonated, calling for unity to uplift the vulnerable and intensify nutrition efforts for a new generation of Filipinos. This milestone event promises to be a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing among key stakeholders committed to ensuring the well-being of children during their critical first 1000 days of life.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Corregidor Plus Its New Campaign "CORREGIDOR NOW"

5:32:00 PM

When was the last time you visited Corregidor or have seen it on a post card? Well, me, it's not interesting to know that I haven't been to Corregidor and knowing that I'm a History graduate (not proud of that). I have only seen it on photos and videos plus read stories about the place on different print medias. This is one of the  historical place that plays an important role in our history, the Philippine History, and I missed a lot of opportunities to go there. Never been there but longing to visit and experience the place.

Just recently, July 4, I attended a press launch and unveiling of the new brand of Corregidor. It is an event where the Corregidor Foundation (CFI), the Department of Tourism through its marketing arm, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), and the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) launched it new brand called CORREGIDOR NOW.  This the agencies way of creating better improvements and plans for the tourism of the island. The launch was held on a date where Filipinos and Americans are celebrating the Filipino-American Friendship Day.

It was sad to know only few people have been to Corregidor and I'm one of them. Perhaps for some few reasons, and one of which is going to Corregidor really takes time and effort.

Today, I was hoping that after the introduction of the plans and changes maybe more will be enticed, excited and encouraged to visit the place.

But before you take the tour in Corregidor here are some facts that you should know about the place.

1. Corregidor was once been the capital of the Philippines. At the break of World War II, President Manuel L. Quezon move the capital of the Philippines to Corregidor and took office in the island together with his cabinets and other officials. This is one of the most secured military bases and garrisons during that time. But as the battle begun and the US and Filipino forces were on the loosing end, President Manuel L. Quezon together with other officials and cabinet members were secured and fled to Australia.  

2. The Americans funded $150M for the construction of the facilities and weaponries inside the island of Corregidor. These includes facilities such as hospital, barracks, movie houses, recreational facilities, commissary, and other structures that you usually find in a base. It took much time before it is completed but was finished in time before the World War II breaks out.

3. The Malinta Tunnel's lateral section is believed can accommodate 100 hospital beds that is why during the World War II many soldiers and civilians were treated here. At the same time a lot of people died in the place that according to some there were sightings and 'paramdam' were felt by some visitors. Malinta Tunnel is a 836-foot-long, fishbone-shaped system of bombproof tunnels with three 227meter by 8 meter main sections and 24 49meter x 4.5-meter laterals. The cement used for the its 30-foot to 40-foot thick walls are called Asada cement which was bought from the Japanese. 

4. Corregidor island's 'disappearing' gun batteries. These guns were created and mounted on a disappearing carriage that enabled the guns to hide from direct attack. The Battery Crockett and Cheney, each had two 12-inch 'seacoast guns', while Battery Grubbs had two 10-inch guns. All-in-all the whole island of Corregidor together with the adjoining islands have 56 coastal guns and mortars in 23 seacoast batteries and 76 (28 3-inch and 48 50-caliber) anti-aircraft guns in 13 batteries. That's why it is one of the strongest defense during World War II. 

5. The island of Corregidor does not only have its ruins of the past but also the diverse ecosystem within it. That's why it is a paradise during the time it was built because of the tropic island features.

After the appointment of Cynthia Carrion by President Rodrigo Duterte as the Chairman and CEO of Corregidor Foundation Inc., she spearheaded the new strategic campaign, dubbed as "CORREGIDOR NOW", which aims to deliver a stronger and unified voice for the whole island, bringing it to greater heights as a tourism attraction.

"For years, Corregidor Island seemed to be perceived solely as a popular historical site, with its idyllic features unknown to many," according to Carrion. "With our campaign, we hope that it will usher in a new era for this eco-historical location, making it known as a place of sanctuary where one can enjoy a relaxing opportunity to revel in the past," she added.

TIEZA is developing a comprehensive master plan for the redevelopment of Corregidor and the proposed rehabilitation of the Corregidor South Dock Pier, Under the marketing campaign, they will implement more proactive promotional efforts in various forms of media to inform the public and entice target markets to visit the island.

With all the tourist destinations in the Philippines, Corregidor Island is the only one where you can truly dive deep into history while enjoying the best of tropical Philippines, It is the picture-perfect showcase of the variety of fun and adventure offered on its land, sea, and air. Carrion invites Filipinos to come together, enjoy, and explore the historical paradise that is an ultimate relaxation and fun adventure sanctuary.

To book a tour or know more about Corregidor, please email or visit or call +632.8233281.

Monday, April 29, 2019

MayWard Holds A Grand Album Launch Together with Fans All Over the Globe

2:23:00 AM

One of the greatest and the most kilig Love Team of this generation, MayWard (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers) once again made all their fans from all over the globe experience giggles, excitement, and fun as the couple launched their individual albums. Supporting each other through a video and spiels on stage as each of them release their album.

Maymay Entrata launched her album entitled #M0806 while Edward Barbers album is entitled as #E0806. It's a code, a number, a date of when the two of them have met. The album is released under ABS CBN Music's sublabel Star Pop.

Of course, the Grand Album Launch is filled with fun, music and kilig moments from the couple, MayWard. The Love Team sung some of their songs and carrier single.

#M0806 - Maymay Entrata
Kakayanin Kaya - Carrier Single
Ikaw Na Lang Sana
Heart, Heart Girl
Ilang Ulit Pa Ba
Magdamag ft. Edward Barber

#E0806 - Edward Barber
No One Else - Carrier Single
Please Stay
Meant To Be
'Di Makatulog

Maymay's song "Kakayanin Kaya" is the first released single from her second album, while Edward's song "No One Else" is a new single from his first album.

Check out the photos and watch out the video coverage on or you can check out also our FB Page

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Privacy Matters, Vivo Presents the In-Display Finger Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018

1:26:00 PM

Privacy matters and perhaps this is the main intention of Vivo when they presented at CES 2018 in Las Vegas the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone. Who wouldn’t want to protect their private details? Well hopefully there are none who would let the entire world know their personal details. This innovative breakthrough from Vivo will surely draw great attention in the global market, the futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience as it defines the new era of mobile interaction.

We all want a bigger picture about this so you can read on below to know more about this showcased gadget from Vivo.

World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone Ready for Mass Production
At CES 2018, Vivo shows the world the first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring in-display fingerprint scanning technology, demonstrating its continued commitment to bringing an extraordinary user experience to consumers. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.

According to statistics from global consultancy Canalys, smartphone vendors shipped 22 million full-screen smartphones worldwide in the second quarter in 2017, up from 700,000 in the first quarter of this year. UBI Research predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20% in 2017 to over 50% by 2020. Fingerprint recognition has long been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. As the industry moves into a new era of full-screen displays, it is natural that the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve to accommodate new user habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience.

“With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology. We first presented a prototype of our fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor, and have remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon.”

Innovation that Delivers a New Level of User Experience
Vivo’s full-production smartphone is equipped with the industry-leading, world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology supported by global partner Synaptics.

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking the smartphone, and is only activated when needed. A graphical UI will show up on Vivo’s smartphone screen in any scenario that fingerprint recognition is required, such as when the screen is off, during software unlocking, or even mobile payment authentication. Users can press the fingerprint graphic on the screen to perform unlocking, payment and other operations. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology outperforms other authentication solutions available for full-screen smartphones in many aspects. Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone. It also enables quick and secured authentication.

Full-screen displays are set to deliver a more immersive user experience for consumers as various interactions will be integrated and consolidated on the display. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience.

The showcasing of the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone ready for mass-production marks a significant leap forward in the industry’s development, taking users’ smartphone experience to a new level. The availability of Vivo’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jollibee's Newest Jolly Kids Party Theme, the JolliRace

5:36:00 AM

When was the last time you had your kids birthday celebration at Jollibee? Well if it was last year, your kids will definitely hope to have the celebration this year at Jollibee because Jollibee just recently launched their newest Jolly Kids Party Theme, the JolliRace. I know the theme is somewhat of the masculine side but hey if your little girl would love the JolliRace theme for her party would you decline that? I'm sure you'll give everything to them.

Jollibee launched their new JolliRace Jolly Kids Party Theme at one of the story at E. Rodriguez. The event welcomed blogger and media guests, radio personality Delamar Arias with ehr sons Cooper and Parker, and celebrity mom Bettina Carlos with daughter Gummy and nephew Camilo Marco.

Everyone are revving up with this newest addition because all racetracks lead to a fun Grand Prix experience. Of course boys and girls will have a fast speedy day with balloons, relay games, awesome prizes, and a delicious cake prepared to give them blitzing birthday party.

Jollibee, Yum and Popo will thrill party guests in this one-of-a-kind celebration. All these, plus Jollibee langhap-sarap favorites Chickenjoy, Jollibee Spaghetti, and Yumburger meals, make the JolliRace Jolly Kids Party a sure winner among kids and kids-at-heart.

During the launch, everyone was given a chance to experience the theme party. The dance, the games, the prizes, the mascots and of course the food. I think everyone present on that day surely enjoyed, had fun and get excited to have the theme party with their little ones.
It was an epic day at Jollibee with the langhap-sarap goodies every kid will love having their day at Jollibee. It will definitely a good memory for all.
So if Dads and Moms would love to recreate the thrill of the racetracks and enjoy the newest and fastest route to a memorable birthday celebration. Parents can book a Jolly Kids Party and guess what you can mix and match party elements for 30 or 80 guests with Jollibee's "Create-Your-Own Package" option. Choosing from Jollibee's four special themes: Jollitown, Hello Kitty, FUN-tastic Factory, and the newest JolliRace. With these theme parties parents can simply seat tight and enjoy the ride as Jollibee host the jolliest party experience for your kids.

The Jolly Kids Party is available for booking in store or set up in chosen locations. For more information on birthday fun that is up for speed, visit

Product: Jollibee Jolly Kids Party Theme - JolliRace

Friday, November 13, 2015

Don Bosco-Grohe Dual Tech Academy Blessing and Inauguration

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The recently blessing and inauguration of Don Bosco-GROHE Dual Tech Academy marks the date of independence for the young people of Tondo, Manila. The event was organized jointly by the Salesians of Don Bosco and GROHE together with apprentices from other disciplines of the Don Bosco Youth Center, attended by guests from the local business and academic communities as well as the German Ambassador, Thomas Ossowski, and representatives of the German Chamber of Foreign Trade.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Dining Experience at SM Fairview Foodcourt

11:30:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto is just one of the many people who would go hungry in a shopping place. You know what I mean guys, especially the Dads. For SM City Malls dining areas are strategically oriented in a place where it can easily be found. A more accessible dining experience at the SM Fairview Foodcourt.

Just recently, SM City Fairview's Foodcourt finally finished their renovations and opened their doors for their hungry costumers. It is the  same place but a newer and fancier location for a very warm dining experience. There are numerous dishes to choose from. A great selection food for your hungry tummies. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Infinity Nado Spinning Its Way to Filipino Kids

7:05:00 AM

If you’re one of the 80’s and 90’s boys, then you’ve definitely enjoyed playing the old school toys and one of these toys is the top or “trumpo”. All you need is a string, the top and your hand to make it turn and borrow on the ground. As time goes by things get to change and develop so for the top or trumpo gets more exciting. From a small top, to beyblade and now it goes more exciting as it incorporates digital aspects with the Infinity Nado. If you’re ready to spin let’s get spinning.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Max's Restaurant's Delivery Service Delights Customers With The Re-Launch

9:53:00 PM
Every time Kwento Ni Toto is stuck in the house with nothing to munch, one thing is for sure the delivery man knocks on the door a few minutes later. Well all get lazy and hungry sometimes, so thanks to Max's Restaurant's Delivery Service because we'll be enjoying more delights from them as they re-launched their delivery service. So, rainy days won't be that bad.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Aquabest Filters For Good Health

12:22:00 PM

What does clean drinking water means to you? For the common people seeing the water clean and with no particles floating in it makes clean enough for drinking but according to experts it isn't just that because clean drinking water needs to be really clean macroscopically or microscopically. And Kwento Ni Toto is here to share what we've learned from Aquabest as they filters water for good health.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

PRO-FRIENDS' Carmona Estate Campaign “We’re Home”

5:34:00 AM

Living in a place where you can call home is what Kwento Ni Toto is longing for, an owned space for the family to enjoy and grow old. At present, many Filipinos are struggling to find their dream houses and most of them are considering different factors such as location, affordability and environment which determine whether a house can be turned into a home. Fortunately for prospective homeowners scouting a great home to live with, property developer PRO-FRIENDS or Property Company of Friends Inc. strategically consider these elements in creating residential communities for Filipino families.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Hassle-Free Private Car with GrabCar

6:15:00 AM

If you're looking for an easy access for rent-a-cars, affordable private car and without hassle of ownership, this no-frills chauffeur service provides the same safety standard and convenience that is synonymous with GrabTaxi, introducing GrabCar.  May sooner or later Kwento Ni Toto will be using the services of GrabCar.  So here we go and we're sharing now what just transpired during the launch of this newest chauffeur service.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Master Game Face Challenge Launch, Who Will Win

3:43:00 AM

Kwento Ni Toto shares what transpired last April 24, 2014 at Treston International College Gym in Bonifacio Global City, an intriguing face off happens as two of today's stars in the Philippine basketball meet in one event that sure made the court as hot as ever. Master, the country's leading men's skin care and face care brand launched this years Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge where the two clashing basketball stars Chris Tiu and Marc Pingris together with their team from the collegiate leagues like the UAAP and NCAA will meet in an exciting match to win Master Game Face Challenge. The event was witnessed by media people and bloggers. There were raffles and some three-on-three action happened where each media and bloggers were paired to two of the players and held a very exciting match.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Advocacy To Help Control PE

3:17:00 AM

Here in Kwento Ni Toto, stories come from different events, adventures, brands and advocacy.  Whether it is for young ones, for teens, for yuppies or even for adults.  Kwento Ni Toto shares the stories to the public to inform and impart knowledge to present readers and potential readers.

For this particular post it is just right to give a head start that this blog post include terms that may be rarely heard or used by the public, particularly the young ones and the teens.  But for the sake of sharing knowledge and information it is just right that this campaign or advocacy should be heard as well.  Just a caution comprehension requires an adult or adult mind.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mocha Girls, An UNO Magazine Special

12:30:00 AM

UNO magazine has been one of the known men's magazine in the country, as their tag line says, it is "The ultimate guide for men" in the in the Philippines. Well, it is indeed one great guide when it talks about ladies. So, for this particular post of Kwento Ni Toto, we will make you exhilarate enough and lrt that heartbeat pump a bit more than the usual. Yes, this post is not for the kids or the minors below 18 years old and it is definitely not for those 50 and above cardiac arrest problem. Hahaha! So, continue reading and continue feasting with your eyes as we bring you UNO Magazine's Mocha Girls Special Issue.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tipco Launches Tripaway Promo

8:38:00 PM

Recently, Tipco, the best-selling juice brand in Thailand, launched their exciting new promo that will sure excite consumers.  One lucky grand prize winner will sure get a chance to visit Tipco's home, Bangkok.

Kwento Nit Toto's correspondent went to the said launched and witnessed this launching event.  Different people and personalities were present during the launched.  Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, a proud mom was Tipco's celebrity endorser.

The “Tipco Tripaway” promo was announced by Transaxion Unlimited Corporation, which distributes Thailand's leading juice brand in the Philippines. With a view of encouraging Filipino fans to take the leap to healthy living, as well as to experience the joys of travel, Tipco’s latest promo also includes the chance to win two roundtrip tickets to popular destinations in the Philippines, complete with 3D/2N hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfers, and fun tours.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity of sending Filipino Tipco fans to the city and country where it all began,” said Mr. Kerwin Wong, CEO of Transaxion Unlimited Corporation. “We believe that the promo is also a great way of thanking everyone who has continued to support Tipco and made its arrival from Thailand to the Philippines a successful one.”

The promo will run from July 1 to September 30, 2012.  Tipco Tripaway promo will be bringing its lucky grand prize winner to Bangkok, Thailand.  Aside from it there will also be a monthly draw that will be held for three consecutive months, starting this August, with all-inclusive trips to Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa, and Boracay.

Every single-receipt purchase of three 1-liter packs of Tipco 100% Juice from any supermarket or grocery nationwide entitles customers to one raffle entry. To submit the entry, customers can visit and enter the requested information. Deadlines for the submission of entries fall on August 5 for the First Monthly Draw (Cagayan de Oro) on August 10; September 5 for the Second Monthly Draw (Puerto Princesa) on September 10; October 5 for both the Third Monthly Draw (Boracay) and Grand Prize Draw (Bangkok) on October 10.

Since its Philippine launch over two years ago, Tipco has served as the nutritional partner of Filipino juice lovers everywhere, with flavors that include Tangerine Orange, Purple Carrot, Pomegranate, Medley Orange, Aloe Vera, Cranberry, 32 Veggie, Beetroot, and even Broccoli (the best seller!), among many others. Tipco's premium-quality juices are known not only for their natural fruit or vegetable taste, but also for the health benefits that each flavor carries. Tipco 100% is also made without any preservatives, flavorings, colorings, or sweeteners—setting it apart from other juice brands.

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