Friday, March 31, 2017

Last Regional Selection for Jr.NBA Philippines 2017 happening this weekend!!!


Press Release:
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, March 27, 2017 – The fourth and last regional selection camp for Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska will be held at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2017 starting at 9 a.m.

This is the last chance for young ballers in the NCR and other provinces to participate in the National Basketball Association’s youth development program that has been touring different key cities and towns since January this year. 

Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through NBA style skills tests and basketball drills. They will also learn the STAR values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect. 

Vitals tests, skills tests and drills await participants on Day 1, during which the top performers of the day will be selected based on their scores in the vitals tests and skills challenges. On Day 2 participants will experience more intense drills, team activities and scrimmages that will determine the level of their basketball skills.

Jr. NBA coaches led by Coach Chris Sumner and local Jr. NBA coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso will run the camp and make the final selection for the regional finalists. The selected players will advance to the next phase of the program and will represent the National Capital Region in the National Training Camp that will be held at Don Bosco Makati and the SM Mall of Asia on May 12-14.

At the NTC, the top performing eight boys and eight girls will be culled from the finalists of the regional selection camps held in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, Cebu and Metro Manila and the Alaska Power Camp. The 16 ballers will be named this year’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars and will enjoy a unique NBA experience later in the year that will also give them the opportunity to play with other Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Southeast Asian region.

Boys and girls born from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007 are encouraged to join the program by registering for the last Regional Selection Camp through the Jr. NBA event website where full program terms and conditions can be found. Registration and participation in the camp are absolutely free. 

For more information, please visit Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska facebook page

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk:

Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink. It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential. Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children. Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to“go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines. At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 13-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values. Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations that share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools.

Issued by NBA Asia, Limited. For more information, please contact:

Larc&Asset PR Tessa Jazmines
+63 917 5261369

Mia Miranda +63 998 5345464

Myrhen Jamo +63 915 1886703 E-mail: myrhen@larcandasset.com09262063959

Thank you for reading this Press Release for Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska.

Lovelots, #seraphimsnotes
Natalie R. Tugade

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bataan Freedom Run 2017 presented by Veterans Bank & History Channel!!!

All systems go for Bataan Freedom Run, 2017 Freedom Trail

Relive our History by taking part of Bataan Freedom Run 2017....

Press Release:
BALANGA, BATAAN –It’s all systems go for this year’s Bataan Freedom Run which will be held on April 2, 2017in Marivelesand the all-new Mariveles-San Fernando-Capas Freedom Trail on April 10-11, 2017 tracing the historic Bataan Death March route. Both events are slated for this year’s commemoration of the 75th year of the Bataan Death March and Philippine Veterans Week.

Now on its fourth year, the Bataan Freedom Run still has the marathon at 42 kms for serious marathon runners, plus the 21k, 10k, 5k for the running enthusiasts, and the 1km run for kids and for pets.For this year, the Bataan Freedom Run will be held in the Freeport Area in Mariveles, Bataan. All winners will receive cash prizes and medals while finishers of the 42k marathon leg of the run will have a finisher’s medal and a Bataan Freedom Run Finisher shirt. 

“It’s one of those few race events that caters to a wide spectrum of runners, from the serious marathoners, to the enthusiasts and even to the kids and the families’ pets. Our aim is to bring the whole family together in a meaningful event that remembers and honors our Filipino and American Heroes who fought for freedom during the Battle for Bataan.” said Mike Villa-Real, Head of Veterans Bank’s Corporate and Consumer Relations Division. 

“This year, on the occasion of the 75th year of the Death March, we now have the new 2017 Mariveles-San Fernando-Capas Freedom Trail which traverses the actual Death March route which covers three Prariveles, Balanga, San Fernando, Capas; History Channel and our sponsors.”

This major event links the Bataan Freedom Run and the Capas Freedom March, organized by the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB), the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and AAP Travel – the organizer of the Capas Freedom March.” Added Villa-Real.

The Freedom Trail has three major components: the 160km ultramarathon that as individual and relay categories (8 or 16 person team), the bike or “Padyak para saKagitingan” and the big motorbikes (400cc and up) or Freedom Ride. The Bike and Motorbike events are broken into 40 km legs where there are historical stops along the Death March route where re-enactors, and historians would give the participants a taste of the historic events that occurred during the route. 

“Both events are aimed at raising awareness about the Bataan Death March, that it is not and is more than a “defeat.” We were actually winning at the Battle of the Pockets in Abucay and the Battle of the Points in Mariveles; and among our Southeast Asian neighbors, we were the only people who resisted the invaders to the point that their invasion timetable wasn’t accomplished and they had to send reinforcements from abroad. Only in the Philippines.” Said Villa-Real

Since 2014, the Bataan Freedom Run is held in honor of the thousands of Filipino and American World War II veterans who endured the Bataan Death March seventy-four years ago and will be one of the highlights of this year’s celebration of Philippine Veterans Week. The route for the various distances follows the historic route taken by Filipino and American prisoners-of-war in Bataan province in 1942 when they were forced to march by their Japanese captors after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor.

“These two massive events would not have been possible without the support of our partners. We are thankful to Bataan Governor Abet Garcia of Bataan, Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, the LGUs of M. Proceeds from both events will be used to fund the restoration and maintenance of World War II Historical Markers including the Death March Kilometers along the route.

Bataan Freedom Run and the Freedom Trail are presented by Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) and co-presented by History Channel Asia; in coordination with the Provincial Government of Bataan, Provincial Government of Pampanga, the City Government of Balanga, the City Government of San Fernando, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), and with Without Limits as race consultant.

The success of this year’s Bataan Freedom Run has buoyed the optimism of PVB and its partners and sponsors in the holding of bigger and better runs in the future especially in 2017 when the Philippines celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan. 

For more information, please visit the Facebook pages of Bataan Freedom Run and Freedom Trail or contact (02) 2637768. 

To register online for Bataan Freedom Run, visit:
while the Freedom Trail Registration is at

To donate:
Visit this link:

Let's unite as one to preserve our historical landmarks to commemorate the bravery of our Heroes of Death March in Bataan.

Thank you for reading this 
Press Release about Bataan Freedom Run 2017

Lovelots, Natalie R. Tugade

Perinatal Asso. of the Philippines gears up for 1st Mom & Baby Expo 2017!!!

Medical Experts to Share Knowledge at Mom and Baby Expo this April 2017

Press Release:
With just a few weeks away, moms and moms-to-be are all geared up for the first ever Mom and Baby Expo happening this April.  Organized by the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP), the exhibit showcases all facets of comprehensive perinatal healthcare such as products, services, technology and new methods, all of which are intended in aiding Filipina mothers and their babies. 

One of the highlights of the Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be a series of talks from perinatal experts pertaining to maternal-fetal and newborn topics.
Some of the topics to be discussed during the event are tips on how to get pregnant; vaccines needed for expecting moms as well as their babies; exercise and proper nutrition for a healthy pregnancy; preconception tests and Breastfeeding Pearls Exercise. Other topics include skin care protection for women who are conceiving; importance of prenatals; and ways to safeguard against diseases like vaginal infection, UTI and STDs.
PAP President Dra. Belen Velasco notes the relevance of taking time to listen to the experts during the talks. She explains: “Our objective is simple yet powerful: to impart advices and traverse new ideas moms and expectant moms can use that will ultimately strengthen their maternal bond with their babies”. 

For his part, PAP President Dr. Diosdado Mariano says “The Expo is an opportunity to analyze and seek solutions to existing issues pertaining to maternal-fetal and newborn areas in an engaging and fun way.”

The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will also showcase pocket workshops, fun and informative activities, selling booths, food stalls and raffle prizes.

The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be held on April 21-23 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2 and 3. The three-day event is made possible by the PAP, in partnership with its trusted affiliates- the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecology Society (POGS), Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS), Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine (PSNbM), Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP), and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP). 

For more details on the Mom and Baby Expo 2017, visit its official Facebook page or follow its official Twitter account @MomBabyExpoPH.

Thank you for reading this Press Release about Mom & Baby Expo 2017.

Natalie R. Tugade #Seraphimsnotes 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Uratex will celebrate World Sleep Day 2017 !!!

Uratex Celebrates World Sleep Day 2017

Here's John Rosagas, Uratex Assistant Vice President, with a word on the importance of sleep and how Uratex is innovating to provide better quality sleep through the Premium Collection. 


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Novuhair gives big salute for all Women around the World!!!

Novuhair Salutes All Women

Press Release:
In celebration of International Women’s Month this March, Nutramedica Inc., encourages women to speak their mind and know their rights. Be it in society or otherwise, women have excelled over the years, creating a sense of socio-equality that every female across the globe shall be proud of.

This years’ theme is “Be bold for change”, a very subjective manner of approach to the present era where women are called to lead and influence. Novuhair calls for the same thrust.

Novuhair empowers the female population by improving their appearance thru self-help ideas on social media. Channeling their self-esteem and confidence to exude.

Nutramedica Inc. itself is being led by a formidable woman, Sheila Mae Velilla, CEO & President. Ms. Velilla built the company from scratch, exerting much effort in product development and exemplary business & marketing acumen. Founded in 2004, Nutramedica was one of the first companies to market virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the Philippines. Today it is known for its comprehensive range of oral and injectable pharmaceutical lines, food supplements and cosmetic products.

At present, Novuhair has been awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country for five consecutive years. The effectiveness of the product speaks for itself.

Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Thank you for reading this Press Release from Novuhair, big salute for all women around the world....

#Seraphim Lavander #Seraphimsnotes @Seraphimblue44

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spam(R). Brand Can Campaign wins the heart of all Filipino's.

SPAM® brand gives Filipinos what it wants and more with SPAM® CAN! campaign!!!

For every meal, Filipinos of all ages attest to their undying love for the SPAM® brand, bringing the brand from the all-time favorite premium canned meat, to an icon of fun and pleasure in every eating occasion.

What makes all Filipino's love this SPAM® brand??? 

It's because inside this little blue can lies the delicious, crave-able meat that bursts endless possibilities – you can chop it, slice it, fry it, bake it, or even make a sisig. This is why its newest campaign, SPAM® CAN!, revolves around all the things that SPAM® CAN! do for you.

The campaign lets you discover all new things that SPAM® CAN! do. Showcasing new ways on how you can enjoy your all-time favorite canned meat through the new SPAM-MAZING™ local recipes. Learn how easy and breezy it is to prepare Pinoy comfort food like SPAM® Tokwa’t Baboy and SPAM® Sisig; and even get to try international recipes such as SPAM® Fried Rice and SPAM® Tacos.
Spicy & caramelized SPAM(R).
SPAM® CAN! lets you discover more ways to enjoy your favorite canned meat.

While there’s a lot more to uncover with the SPAM® brand and its line-up of taste-obsessing recipes, we bet it comes as no surprise that the SPAM® brand can actually launch its very own boyband.

Welcome ALL4SPAM™ as the newest addition to your SPAM® craving needs. A group of four members: SUPREEZY aka the Bad Boy, professing his strong obsession for SPAM® Hot & Spicy; MAD MIC, the goofball, who just can’t get enough of SPAM® Bacon; PEPPER, the pretty boy whom your mom wants you to marry, has always been in love with SPAM® Classic; and lastly, ACE, the lover-boy, who is all sweet and cheesy and just like his go-to, the SPAM® Cheese.

ALL4SPAM™ boyband reinforces the love and preference of the Filipinos for the SPAM® brand. Each members singing and dancing their way to make fans fall in love even more, as they show all things that SPAM® CAN! do.

“The SPAM® team highly recognizes the love that the Philippines has for SPAM® products, and we are truly thankful for the support that we’ve received over the years. We have specifically chosen to launch the SPAM® CAN! campaign in Manila because we see the potential to grow the market of SPAM® lovers by showing consumers how versatile SPAM® products are. And because Filipinos are known to be some of the most talented singers in the world, launching a boyband, ALL4SPAM™, made complete sense to reinforce just what the SPAM® Brand can really do,” says Jaynee Sherman who is the Senior Brand Manager of the SPAM® Brand, Hormel Foods International Division of Hormel Foods Corporation.

The boyband was officially launched at the SPAM® CAN! event last March 20 at the Glorietta Activity Center, alongside the unveiling of the new SPAM® CAN! TV commercial. ALL4SPAM™ can be seen gracing the online screens in the upcoming weeks.

All4Spam Video

Here are some photos of #ALL4SPAM Boyband:

The SPAM® CAN! event will be filled with exciting entertainment for SPAM® fans to enjoy. 

I learned a lot of new SPAM(R). dishes by an exclusive cooking demo by Chef Sharwin Tee especially, the SPAM® Puto. I've tasted it, in one of the booths presented in the event. The SPAM(R). Puto is so flavorful and so delicious. 

Exciting booths includes: Can-aoke, SPAM® Dance-off, and special SPAM® dishes for free. The event works in partnership with Children’s Hour through the Make a Hero SPAMWICH™ booth, where all proceeds at the end of the event will be doubled by SPAM® and donate it to the partner foundation.

Every generous act rewards a good soul. With this "MAKE A HERO SPAMWICH" campaign, a charity for children's welfare and health will be supported & cared. 

Headed by Ms. Jaynee Sherman, she awarded 100,000 pesos to Children's Hour staff together with Chef Tee and Guests Celebrities, Andi Manzano and DelaMar.

Truly, this is an exciting year for the brand because with our newest campaign, we will offer more reasons for the SPAM® fans to enjoy more dining occasions with SPAM(R). product. We will always keep giving new things, new ideas, new recipes, because SPAM® CAN! really do a lot of things,” Sherman says. 

Photo Gallery:

Spam(R) Fans enjoyed free tasting of various SPAM(R). products. While, listening and watching cooking demo by Chef Sharwin Tee. 

Free Food Tasting of various  SPAM (R). Dishes 

This delicious American icon and global brand launched in 1937 as “The Meat of Many Uses!” and the world quickly ate it up. It was the arrival of WWII, and the need for easily transported & protein that did not need refrigeration, that fueled the SPAM® brand’s incredible growth around the world. Today, with over a dozen varieties sold in more than 40 countries, this 80-year-old brand continues to ignite invention all over the world.

Ms. Sherman says thank you
to all Filipino's who supported
and loved SPAM(R). BRAND.

Spam (R) Brand lightens every family to share memorable moments every meal. 
Every, SPAM (R) Can gives meaningful joy to each Family bonding. . .

Thank you for reading my blog about the SPAM CAN Event last March 20, 2017!!!

Author/Founder of Seraphimsnotes:

Natalie R. Tugade
About the Author:
Simple Spirited Lady /Filipina Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Enthusiasts/
Physical Therapist/ Loves Photography/ Nature /Art/ CoffeLover /Unicorn /
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cargo Cosmetics: Ideal Make-up for Swimmable Summer!!!

I love the heat of the sun, the sand bars and blue waters this Summer. So, what if there's a make-up that you can used and bring along to your summer activities that brightens your skin and it glows within. You can wear it even in waters and will never wear-off! That it sounds good news to all ladies? Who loves wearing make-up under the sun. 

Recently, I was able to find those answers. Indeed, I was so fascinated with their Cosmetic line-up for their Summer Collection entitled "Cargo Cosmetics: Swimmable Summer Workshop by Ms. Chinky Tanjanco".  So, what does Swimmable Summer means, it simply says makeup that won't melt off in the sun or come off in the water while you swim in deep waters. Aren't that cool enough! 

What makes me more excited with this workshop is their Cargo Foundation. Together with, Cargo High Definition Foundation for 2nd layering. It works effectively. Upon applying it to my face, it covers my pores and brings a youthful and glowing skin effect.

Then, one technique that I learned from Make-up Professional Guru, Ms. Chinky Tanjanco is my favorite "Winged-eye make-up" using an Swimmable Eye Pencil. Now, I would be able to apply that technique in my eye make-up regimen. Its simple, use an eye liner brush, brush it on the tip of the pencil. Start applying it on your eyelid and formed a wing type end on the tip of your eye. Simple yet classy. 

Also,what I love most with this eye pencil, you can draw a thin line and even a thicker line to create more dramatic look for evening party.

While, this Cargo Eye Shadow palette is perfect for basic smoky eye effect. It felt a flawless line of splendid color to my eyelids.

Photo Gallery of Cargo Cosmetics Workshop:

All the ladies have a fabulous time applying Cargo Cosmetic Makeup on their face. Cargo Cosmetics has the most creative and innovative brands on the beauty scene that makes it different from other brands.

Beauty Bloggers Philippines Photos:
Photo Credits to Ms.Leilani Banzon
Beauty Bloggers: Nhessie,Leomy,Yours Truly,
Denise and Leilani

This Beauty Blogger surely enjoyed the
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmable Summer Workshop.
Look at their smile.

Beauty Blogger Leomy Sanchez,Founder
Blogger Philippines, Denise & Yours truly

Selfie with Beauty Blogger,
Denise Sarmiento and Yours Truly

Hope you enjoy reading my blog about Cargo Cosmetics Swimmable Summer Workshop by Chinky Tanjanco at Beauty Bar, Central Square, BGC last March 18, 2017. 

Definitely,You'll love Cargo Cosmetics like I do. Grab one, here's mine.

 Hurry go to the nearest Beauty Bar 
and shop....

Selfie Makeup Guru Expert,
Ms. Chinky Tanjanco and Yours truly

Author/Founder of Seraphimsnotes: Natalie R. Tugade

About the Author:
Simple Spirited Lady /Filipina Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Enthusiasts/
Physical Therapist/ Loves Photography/ Nature /Art/ CoffeLover /Unicorn /
Purple lover/ Eiffel Tower Collector /Car & Plane Enthusiasts

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