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9/19/2018

Alaska's "Tamang Tangkad at Tamang Bigat” Milk program goes to Davao



Media Round Table Discussion in Davao aims to support the campaign  

at the recent Alaska round table discussion with bloggers
  
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 children in the Philippines aged 5 to 10 is suffering from stunted growth?Similarly, 1 out of every 3 children aged 5 to 10 years old is underweight. This is based on the 2015 Updating of the Nutritional Status of Filipinos developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines (FNRI), 

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines stunted growth as the “failure to reach one’s full potential for growth.”  Poor nutrition is one of the many causes of this. This can also result to being underweight or when a child weighs less than the average for their age and height. 

Stunted growth as well as being underweight are problems that should not be ignored.  If not addressed early, stunted growth may lead to lost productivity and opportunities, and to nutrition-related diseases later in life. 

event speaker : Ms.  Josefina  T. Gonzalez  ( Science  Research  Specialist  II of the Food  and  Nutrition  Training Unit of  DOST-FNRI) 

8/25/2018

Eshma Bautista-Dumama: A working mom who never compromises her style


  

Mornings are for bonding with Sky 
On Eshma: M&S Collection top & FlextFit jeggings 
 
“I used to be uber-stylish from head to toe,” said 30-year old Estefanie “Eshma” Bautista-Dumama. But all these changed when she took the roles of a politician, a wife and a mother. She may have adjusted to her life as a councilor on her second term, but taking the role of wife last year, and more recently, a mother to 5-month old Sky, is definitely something new to her.

“These days I always keep my fashion and time very flexible. It’s a challenging 24/7 thing with the three hats I’m wearing. I don’t have a routine. Plans and schedules can change in a heartbeat depending on my baby’s mood and needs. So, there is no "typical day" for me. Every day yields new challenges.”

How does she do it? Let’s get to know this multi-tasker.


My day starts… 
..focused on the baby. I bond with Sky from the time he wakes up until noon. In between his naps, I check emails and schedules, update work assignments and give instructions while taking my morning coffee. I’m at the office by 1PM and work over lunch, go to sessions. I check on Sky from time to time.


Juggling my schedule is… 
Not easy, but I do my best. I’m on my first year of being a hands-on mom. I want to witness my baby’s first words, first steps, and considering I’m also a public servant 24/7, schedules can get challenging.


 I’m active all day so it’s important to wear comfortable clothes that move with you. 

In politics, delegating work to a reliable team can make my job uncomplicated. But if it involves legislative matters, I personally take on the matter. 

I’m lucky to have a husband-politician, we both understand what is required of our jobs. But we make sure we go out on a regular dates and keep the romance alive. 

7/12/2018

Kadayawan sa Davao 2018 Schedule of Activities


It's Kadayawan Festival season once again, and I am so looking forward to the many activities (old and new) that this celebration has to offer. This year, we commemorate the 33rd year of Kadayawan which is considered to be Davao City's biggest annual cultural event.  

Here is the list of activities for Kadayawan sa Davao 2018 to help you plan your travel to the city (if you're a tourist). For Davaoenos at home, this will serve as a guide on which event/activity to go to depending on your interest/liking.

Advance Happy Kadayawan everyone!!!!


Official Calendar of Events as of July 6, 2018 at 2PM 
Theme:  Stand Tall.  United.  Resilient

August 10, 2018
 Friday, 3pm 
Subang Sinugdanan and Panagtagbo 
R. Magsaysay Wharf

A re-enactment of the convergence of Davao City's 11 ethno-linguistic tribes.  This presentation is symbolic of Davao's rich culture brought about by diversity and unity of its people. 

August 10, 2018
 Friday , 4pm  
Pag-Abli sa Kadayawan 
Kadayawan Circle
(Magsaysay Park)

The festival's opening ceremony that will commence with an ecumenical thanksgiving service for the year of blessing and bounty.  It will be a grand showcase of the colorful culture and tradition of Davao City's 11 tribes.

August 10, 2018
 Friday , 6pm    
Hiyas sa Kadayawan Cultural Presentation (Talent Night)
Kadayawan Circle
(Magsaysay Park)

A display of talent by the 11 Hiyas sa Kadayawan candidates - interpreting their respective tribes' traditions and culture through colorful and engaging presentations.

5/17/2018

The Benefits of Clip In Hair Extensions


Bad haircuts, heat damage and bleaching all can leave hair searching just a little worse for put on and looking for some TLC. It seems sensible that you would like to repair the problem with extensions until everything grows out so that as a lasting solution glue ins can be very tempting but choosing clip-ins could save you from more damage and therefore are way less hassle within the lengthy term. 

Here's why:

There's less stress on the follicle.

Clip in extensions put way less stress on hair than every other hair extension method so they are super gentle. What this means is hair can grow at its normal pace but you will also have the choice of altering your look when you really need to.

4/26/2018

McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop: Your Kid's Fun and Learning This Summer



Mothers, you know the drill. Summer is the time of the year when after the pressures of school year, we get our kids to join skills enhancement workshops and what not.

When my children were younger I signed them up to be McDonald's Kiddie Crew for at least 2 summers in their childhood not too long ago.  See. I'm a stage mother like that.



McDo cheeseburger-making

Kiel and Esme designing their own happy meal box


badges for every activity accomplished!



The workshop runs for 5 days and they get to wear their own uniforms and mingle with the other kids.

Last weekend, bloggers were invited for to join the same workshop for one afternoon of fun and learning. This time, I brought my 5 year-old niece Esme and 7 year-old nephew Kiel.

The McDonald's Kiddie Crew workshop annual summer program is now on its 26th year. This was created for 6-12 year olds to experience all the fun things that make up McDonald's through play-based activities, allowing them to learn good values, build confidence and discover new talents, all in the company of new friends!