Herbalife Philippines is the Official Nutrition Partner of the Philippine Volcanoes

Manila, Philippines - Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, announced last April 10, 2017 its newest sports partnership with one of the most exciting team in the local sports scene to date, the Philippine Rugby Football Team-Philippine Volcanoes.

Herbalife Philippines General Manager Rosalio T. Valenzuela and Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) President Rick Santos led the contract signing which was held at Herbalife's Philippines corporate office. Also present to witness the momentous event were Herbalife Philippines' management team; PRFU's William Bailey (treasurer), Ada Milby (secretary-general), Jake Robrigado Letts (National Teams Head), and national team players' Justin Villazor Coveney and Acee San Juan.

"This is another milestone for Herbalife Philippines, as this partnership exemplifies the company's commitment to a healthy, active life, supported by good nutrition. Together with the Philippine Volcanoes, we are confident that we can inspire more people to make better choices towards a healthier lifestyle," said Rosalio T. Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.

The Phihilippine Volcanoes are one of the Philippines most successful national teams. Just recently, they bested 10 other countries to win the top prize in the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy Series Competition in Qatar. Currently, the team is ranked first in the Southeast Asia (SEA) after bagging the gold medal in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games.

With the recently forged partnership, Herbalife becomes the Official Nutrition Partner of the Philippine Volcanoes. The team will receive a monthly supply of products which includes the recently-launched sports nutrition line Herbalife24 F1 Sports and Rebuild Strength.

"Our partnership with Herbalife Nutrition is inspired by our shared commitment towards improving lives through an active lifestyle and healthy well-being. The collaboration provides a much-needed boost to the development and promotion of the Philippine Rugby as the PRFU focuses on grassroots development and defending the Men's and Women's 7s medals at the SEA Games," said Santos.

Herbalife Philippines General Manager, Rosalio T, Valenzuela and Philippine Rugby Football Union, Inc. President Rick Santos sealed the news sports partnership via a contract signing ceremony held at Herbalife's corporate office.
Herbalife Philippines General Manager Rosalio T. Valenzuela and Philippine Rugby Football Union, Inc. President Rick Santos raised their glasses for a shake toast right after the contract signing. Joining them are (from right) William Bailey, Ada Milby, Acee San Juan, Jake Robrigado Letts and Justin Villazor Coveney.
About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980.  Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

Laugh of the Century: A Night of Comedy and Laughter

Stressed? Tired? Have you ever thought of having time for yourself and need a break? "Laughing Out Loud" or "LOL" is a common line that we see or use in social media, but when's the last time you ever laughed so hard and had so much fun?

Whether you're single or married, anyone can really get exhausted in what we do everyday. Simple things that we do or hear can be really consuming our mind and body. Household chores, office works, traffic, news, weather, school, business and anything that surround us may affect our mood. Cheer up! You're not alone! 

I have one big suggestion that I'm sure will make you happy and laugh!  Have you tried watching a comedy show? If not, it's time to experience an evening of funny moments with Manila's finest stand-up comedians and watch how they gear issues with their funny twists. Witness how Winer Aguilar, Victor Anastacio, James Caraan and Alex Calleja crack the audience up! I'm confident that it's going to be a night to remember!

Early Bird gets a 50% off from April 1 - 20, 2017!
Php300 - Regular Admission
Php450 - UNLIMITED drinks

Take advantage of this, because I will for sure! Assemble your friends now and see you all on April 21, 6pm - 9pm, at 5/F Event Center, Century City Mall, Salamanca St., cor. Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. For ticket reservation, call (0937) 824-7013. 

Discover the Greatness of Usanimals for Your Kids

Any parent would do anything for the good of their children, especially when it comes to health and nutrition. We may be thinking if they are getting the right nutrients and overall health. Not all children are the same. Encouraging our kids to take their vitamins can be hard for some parents and I am one of many moms who's having a hard time convincing my son. Among my five children, my six year old son is the hardest to convince and it's really a big challenge.

Last March 30, 2017, I went to an event to see the benefits that children can get from Usanimals. This is not about promotion, but for my family that I love so much! As a mother of 5, I always want what is best for them and of course any parent does. For almost 25 years of being a mom, I still want to know and learn more. I don't stop searching and listening about parenting and nutrition for the welfare of my kids. 
With the help of Usanimals by USANA, parents can support their children's growth in a fun, convenient and healthful way. Usanimals is a daily multivitamin for children ages 2 to 12 with a balanced formula that contains 23 essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support healthy growth and development for healthy immune functions and energy levels, and bone support. 

Among my five children, my youngest son is the most difficult to feed and I've tried different supplements that will be effective in his daily nutritional needs. After 3 days of taking Usanimals, I see a change already. His appetite improved a lot and sleeps early. It's been over a week now and aside from good appetite and sleeps early at night, my Nathan looks more energetic and it makes me happy seeing his good improvements. I never thought that the good effects would be that early to show. 

"Good growth encompasses all aspects in the development of children -- from physical, physiological, intellectual, emotional and psychological. We are proud to say that Usanimals by USANA can support the nutritional demands of growing children by providing the relevant and the most comprehensive nutrients that result in improved overall health development," said Gen Blasurca, Corporate Pharmasist at USANA. 

Children's nutritional needs

Children need a diet sufficient in macro and micronutrients. 
  • Macronutrients - refer to carbohydrates, fats and protein needed by the body to provide the vital energy and body building elements for survival and development.
  • Micronutrients - are essential vitamins and minerals children needed in small amounts to support their physical and mental development. A child's diet must also be sufficient to provide for the accumulation of stores of nutrients in preparation for the accelerated growth spurts of the teen years.
The lack of micronutrients such as iodine, vitamin A or iron in their daily diet may result in brain underdevelopment and poor performance in school, as well as the inability to cope with stress.

Usanimals contains quality antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help ensure that the essential nutrients are present in your child's diet. 
  • Contains vital micronutrients such as vitamin A, C, E, and zinc to boost immunity.
  • B6, B12, folate, and choline for healthy brain function.
  • Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for strong bones and teeth.
  • Iron, thiamin, and B12 for energy.
  • Calcium pantothenate, biotin, inositol, antioxidant phytonutrient complex (blackberry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry fruit powder), selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum
  • Vegetarian safe.
It is free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. Each chewable tablet is easy to eat, is stamped with animal shapes and has a natural wild berry flavor, making it a yummy and fun treat for kids!

Feeding Program

USANA True Health Foundation (THF), USANA's corporate social responsibility organization, recently partnered with Cornerstone foundation -- an education program under the group Couples for Christ, the Ateneo Center for Educational Development and the Department of Education - conduct a six-month feeding program during their Saturday classes.

Throughout the program's duration, the students were individually weighed and their heights measured before and after each feeding cycle, to track their physical development. It also allowed USANA's program coordinators to monitor the other health needs of the children.

Aside from the weekly feeding sessions, USANA also generously gave each of the students a six-month supply of Usanimals. Results of the student's physical progress, to be available early this year, will be used to improve the program further.

The USANA difference

"USANA ensures that it manufactures products that are well-researched and is backed by reliable and accurate science,'' said Aurora Gaston, USANA Vice President for the Philippines and Indonesia. "We have in-house world-class scientists who test the potency and purity of USANA product to ensure complete and balanced formulas."

"Our scientific Advisory Council consists of independent associates whose insights into product applications and efficacy to help us deliver high-quality products that promote human health."

"We work with distinguished scientific institutions who conduct research to ensure out company provides cutting-edge nutritionals."

"At USANA, we believe that the quality of raw ingredients is of the utmost importance. USANA only uses ingredients of high quality to  ensure maximum purity, potency, and bioavailability."

left to right: Mara Pasco, Aurora Claudia "Duday" Gaston, Gen Blascura and Josephine "Pin" dela Fuente

Aurora Claudia "Duday" Gaston
Vice President, the Philippines and Indonesia
UHS Essentials Health Philippines

With more than 30 years of direct selling experience, Duday has held sales and management positions with well known companies such as Triumph International Philippines, Sara Lee Direct Selling and Avon Philippines.

Prior to joining USANA, Duday worked as Head of Triumph Direct Selling Philippines for 2 years. She also gained her direct selling marketing & sales expertise from Sara Lee Direct Selling for 14 years. She started as Marketing Director from 1992 and eventually became the Sales and Branch Operations Director in 1997.

Prior to joining Sara Lee Direct Selling, Duday worked for Avon for 6 years. She was a Hall of Fame awardee as Branch Sales Manager of the Year. Eventually, she became a Consultant for Avon Indonesia.

Duday holds a degree in Marketing Management from De La Salle University Manila.

Before starting her direct selling career, Duday was a professional model and was the Miss Philippines representative to Miss Asia Pacific held at Christchurch, New Zealand.

Duday is wife to Frtiz Gastonand the proud mother of Brenold, Denise, Therese and Pauline.

Josephine dela Fuente

Josephine "Pin" dela Fuente is a mother of three boys, business coach, resource speaker, an entrepreneur, and a lover of designer shoes. She counts as among her passions the opportunity "to reach out and to connect with people. I love being a medium of positivity and change, and that is why I want to see you grow and develop."

Pin graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Tourism. Straight off from college, she pursued a career in the hotel industry where she worked full hours for 5 years.

A year after her husband Billy joined USANA, he convinced Pin to quit her full-time job and run the USANA business as partners. From thereon they made history by being the highest earners in USANA Philippines and for being the youngest couple included in the Fortune 25 list of the USANA worldwide network. She is also a 9-Star Diamond Director. She is also a co-founder of XTRM 1-11 Inc.

Pin is also a full-time mom, an ambassador for the True Health Foundation, an entrepreneur, and a licensed distributor of Technomarine.

Mara Pasco

Emerald Director Mara Pasco had over 8 years of banking experience before she became an entrepreneur at USANA.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines Baguio in 2003 and completed her Master's Degree at UP Diliman in 2005, afterwhich she worked at International banks such as Hongkong Shanghai Bank (HSBC) and Australia and New Zealand Banks (ANZ). 

She now manages the business with her husband Mark while being mom to Max and Victhur.

Aside from the USANA business, Mara is passionate about her conducting workshops on self-development, leadership and maximizing individuals' potentials. She is part of various online communities about mommy clubs while writing her blog at workingmomnotes.com where she shares candid thoughts on motherhood, her work and other topics.

Gen Blasurca
UHS Essentials Health Philippines

On top of being the Pharmacist for Philippine Market, Gen Blasurca is also currently a candidate for a Masters Degree in Pharmacy. Having started with USANA Philippines in 2009, Gen took two years off to teach in three prestigious universities before rejoining USANA in 2013. Besides conducting training sessions for the Philippine distributors and guests, Gen has travelled all over the country to share about true health and the science behind USANA.

Because of its superior results that we heard and witnessed, my eldest daughter Denise Alect, a graduate of HRIM Major in Culinary Arts from De La Salle - College of St. Benilde, had trainings in USA and Singapore, worked as a restobar manager in Makati City, joined USANA few days ago. Denise has her own family now and a full-time mom. Soon, I will also be joining USANA, because we believe! 

For more information on Usanimals and other updates from USANA Philippines, visit and follow USANA's social media portals on Facebook (Facebook.com/OfficialUSANAPhilippines), Twitter (@usana_ph), and Instagram (@usanapilipinas).

Celebrate Easter the Nailaholics Way

There's nothing like Easter to remind everyone that summer is finally here. It's an occassion defined by sunny days outdoors, beautiful pastel hues, bonding with family and friends, and of course, Easter egg hunts.

To make sure your hands and feet are perfectly instagram-wothry for the occassion, headover to Nailaholics where you can enjoy some much needed "me time" and take part in the premier urban nail salon's first national Easter egg hunt.

Dubbed #NailaholicsEasterHoliday, watch out for announcements on Nailaholics Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest beginning April 9 to 15, inviting the entire country to take part in a national hunt for key prizes hidden in each branch.

Lucky hunters who manage to find prize eggs can get a FREE manicure, FREE pedicure and foot spa -- all with themed Easter nail art. Just be sure to post your nearest Nailaholics branch to celebrate the occasion in true pampered bliss.

Funtastic Back to School Cool Kids 2017 Products

The Earth-loving-planet-saving twins are in hot pursuit of their mission to help save Planet Earth! This 2017, Coco and his twin sister Kimmy are working hard in helping kids realize the value of saving Planet Earth. NOW, more than ever is the time for kids to realize that our planet needs help. The recent changes in our weather like typhoons are proof enough that we all need to move NOW!

Funtastic International, Inc., established in the country almost 17 years ago, is behind the Cool Babies, Baby Bliss, Creadough, Zigo, Latitude, and Fluffy Friends brands. Colorful and lovely characters make up the Cool Kids brand. These amazing characters have different roles to play in teaching kids how to care for the environment.

Cool Kids has also launched its new line of "FUN-tabulous" school bags and accessories. The new line of affordable, good quality school bags features the different characters of the Cool Kids friends: 

  • Royal Princesses 
  • Glam Girlz
  • Forest Fairies
  • Viron Transformer
  • Earth (Geobot), Air (Aerobot) & Water (Aquabot) robots
  • Space Rangers
Cool Kids has also launched its newest line of baby toys and furniture under the brand Baby Bliss. This exciting line of very safe and cool baby toys is like no other. Its wood look mixed with full color has brought a fresh look to the baby toy industry. Baby Bliss toys are competitively priced and they also offer wonderful learning experiences to our little ones. Baby Bliss by Cool Kids aim to teach moms to help in environmental care.

Cool Kids has also launched a brand new line of amazing dough toys through Creadough by Cool Kids. This creative line of dough toys bring out the imagination and creativity in children and allows them to  use their hands to explore, imagine and create amazing shapes and images. 

Another new range of toys to look forward to is Zigo by Cool Kids. The Zigo line of blocks not only brings out the creative juices of our little ones, they actually help prepare children to be future engineers and architects. Every kid at one time or the other has played with blocks to bring out the best of their imagination and creativity. With Zigo competitively priced, parents do not need to spend a lot to provide their children with this wholesome deal of fun and creative building.

For Back to School 2017, Cool Kids has launched a brand new line of fashion bags for our little "fashionistas" and fashion forward buddies who want to follow the footsteps of their older siblings. Made of amazing quality materials, Cool Kids bags is the perfect companion of our children in school.

Funtastic International has also launched for Back to School 2017 its newest line of bags for High School and College kids as well as for adults through Latitude. Latitude is a brand that removes all limits and allows you to express yourself. Made of excellent quality materials, This fashion forward line of bags takes the user to a  whole new level of experience given the amazing features of these bags both inside and out. 

Funtastic International, Inc., in its new commitment to preserve the environment, donates part of the proceeds of the sale of its products towards environmental care. For every purchase of any item from the Cool Kids product line, you not only get great product, you also get to help save our Planet Earth!

The public will see new Cool Kids collection starting March in the shelves of major department stores nationwide. In the meantime, they can already choose from other existing Funtastic products, equally attractive, fun and affordable, that are available nationwide. Visit the Cool Kids website, www.coolkids.com.ph. This website will give kids and the kids at heart a chance to learn about Cool Kids and their planet saving advocacy. It will also give the visitor a chance to see first hand the new products of Cool Kids.

For more information, they can also log on to www.funtasticstuff.com and www.coolkids.com.ph to learn more about the company and its products.