HEALTHY LYF: Centrum Nutri Coach FAQs


What is the Centrum Nutri Coach?

The Centrum Nutri Coach is an on-line tool that will allow Filipinos to keep track of the nutrients they get from what they eat . 

How is it the first of its kind? How is it specifically made for Filipinos?

The Centrum Nutri Coach is the first on-line nutrition tool in the Philippines that takes the Filipino diet into consideration. So in the menu of food choices, you will see halo-halo, inihaw na liempo, kare-kare and other Filipino favorites.  It is the only nutrition assessment tool that is based on the Food Composition Table of the Food and Nutrition Table of FNRI (Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines).   The Centrum Nutrition Coach will show you how near / far you are from the daily recommended daily intake of each nutrient.

How does it work?

You will be asked to input factors like your age, weight and level of physical activity into the Nutri Coach website. These factors are important in gauging how much you [word missing: is this vitamins and minerals?] need. 

REEL DEAL: Taken 2 - Liam Neeson Up Against Another Father's Hell-Bent Revenge

“Taken 2” braces for a down-to-the-wire action sequence between two fathers, one exacting revenge and the other trying to keep his family alive.  Liam Neeson reprises his role as Bryan Mills, a CIA operative with an unmatched set of skills who is pitted against Murad (Rade Sherbedgia) who in turn is hell-bent on taking down Mills and the rest of his family for the death of his son in Bryan’s hands. 

“TAKEN 2” reunites Neeson with his co-stars Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace, who play Bryan's estranged wife and his precious daughter. “Bryan's a total superhero,” says Janssen, weighing in on what made audiences connect with the first film. “TAKEN really came at a time when people needed that in their lives, because it's about family and protecting your family. He's a very American hero.”

HEALTHY LYF: Make Health Planning Easy With Centrum Nutri Coach

In life dilemmas we have life coaches to pull ourselves together and make changes in our lives. But not everyone can have one. Health is also an important component of life which enable us to live and feel good longer for us to enjoy life.

But this time health can also be  brought to the right direction with a special virtual coach that will help one plan and achieve goas in keeping oneself and their family healthy. Then Pfizer, one of the largest manufacturer of pharmaceutical medicine had developed something new in their website called the CENTRUM NUTRI COACH!


Pfizer launched last September 26 the Centrum Nutri Coach, an easily accessible on-line tool that will allow Filipinos to keep track of the nutrients they get from what they eat on a daily basis. 

The Centrum Nutri Coach is the first on-line nutrition tracker of its kind tailor-fit to the Filipino lifestyle and diet. 

“Good health and nutrition is really all about eating a variety of food in the right amounts, as prescribed in the Food Pyramid. We usually count calories and fat, but we also need to consider vitamins and minerals, too,’’ said Joy Ong, Pfizer Brand Manager for Centrum. 

GMA Network's Statement on "Haram"

HARAM is a story about the love of LUIS (Dingdong Dantes) a soldier who is of Christian faith for a Muslim girl, NADI (Kylie Padilla).

Eventually, the soldier will find out that this love is "haram" (forbidden); this is the reason why Nadi's family is strictly against their friendship-much more their union.

But because Luis's love is true, he wants to prove that he only has good intentions for Nadi. This pushes him to convert to Islam, so that his love for Nadi would no longer be forbidden.

This is the story of Haram.

DepEd warns against con artist posing as DepEd Secretary

The Department of Education warns the public against an impostor pretending to be Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro soliciting financial assistance for DepEd projects.

A man claiming that he is Secretary Luistro has asked some colleges and universities as well as private businesses for at least P10,000 in donation to be deposited to the account of his secretary, Ms. Ester Avilla at Landbank Batangas account # 0277166445 or via Cebuana Lhuillier c/o Ester C. Corpuz or Jaime Jacob.

The caller uses cellphone numbers 0926-7144527, 0926-7144543 and 0927-7110047.

Any similar incident of illegal solicitation should be disregarded or promptly reported to DepEd at phone number 6316033.

GUYS' MANUAL: Get Ready For the Axe Anarchy Island!

Guys! It time for another exciting event with Axe. This time, it will involve a lot of sand sun, ladies (yey!) and even a great advocacy for nature!

And yes, expect a lot of sexy ladies (in bikinis), beach action, and of course great smelling men with the fragrance of Axe which campaigns have been highly participated by a lot of men and women and even celebrities. The latest was the most talked about Axe Anarchy Raid!

It will not be just a single event, but rather a series of events that will also lead to big big party in an island in the Caribbean! It a great way to feel good and also do good at the same time!

Axe, the iconic male fragrance brand known for sexy, over-the-top TV commercials and wild publicity stunts, recently announced a new project: A campaign to save Boracay?  Has Axe finally turned over a new leaf?  Have they joined the bandwagon of social responsibility?

They’re calling the campaign “Axe Anarchy Island: Sexy Saves Boracay”.  You can check it out at or just log into the Axe Philippines Facebook page at

Outstanding cities and municipalities win literacy awards

The Literacy Coordinating Council of the Department of Education has revealed the winners of the 2012 National Literacy Awards. This award recognizes outstanding local government units that made remarkable inroads in bringing literacy to more community constituency.

Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said the awards bring home the point that education is a very rewarding investment for the LGUs because an educated constituency can bring more progress to the community. “When the LGU invests in education, they are better armed to solve persistent social problems such as peace and order and livelihood,” added Luistro.  

REEL DEAL: The Wolverine

OMG! This just in!

After waiting for years and just hearing news, I saw this new poster for the next WOLVERINE movie! This character is what I can say the perfect role for Hugh Jackman!
THE WOLVERINE First-Look Photo

20th Century Fox has finally released the hi-definition first look photo of “THE WOLVERINE” starring Hugh Jackman and directed by James Mangold.

The movie is based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

THE WOLVERINE on JULY 25, 2013 across Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be  distributed by Warner Bros.

MUSIC LYF: She's Only Sixteen - Dying To Meet You (Single)

Band to watch out for: She’s Only Sixteen releases debut single Dying To Meet You

Status Magazine hailed the promising band She’s Only Sixteen as one of the five Filipino bands one should know because of their distinct sound. The band, composed of Roberto Sena (lead vocals, guitar), Anjo Silvoza (bass), Andrew Panopio (guitar), and King Puentespina (drums), is all set to release their debut single Dying To Meet You, under Orion Entertainment and distributed by Universal Records.

She’s Only Sixteen takes pride in fusing the European “indie” feel to OPM, and this is evident in Dying To Meet You, which is available for download on 

FASHIONISTA: Bum 20th Anniversary

Bum Celebrates 20 Years With Anniversary Shirt Promo

BUM apparel is celebrating its 20th year with its chic black limited edition anniversary shirts for boys and girls. 

For every minimum single receipt purchase of regular items worth P499.75, buyers can avail of these limited edition shirts for only P20.

This anniversary promo will be available starting September 14 until October 15, 2012 at all SM department Stores, Girls Teen’s Wear Dept., BUM boutiques and selected METRO Department Stores nationwide. Per DTI NCR Permit no.7664 series of 2012.

HEALTHY LYF: More Value, More Life With Watsons

There are many things we value in life. We value our family, health, relationships and ourselves. Whatever you value, Watsons values you. That’s why Watsons brings you great value offers so you can get more out of life.

See how these personalities share what they value & how they found great value in Watsons.

A Mother’s Unconditional Love

Watsons newest ambassador & celebrity mom Christine Jacob-Sandejas quips, “My family is really my life. It gives me joy to take care of my husband and five kids – keeping all of us healthy is a top priority. It’s a reality though that healthcare is rather expensive especially with a fairly big family such as ours. It’s good to know that we now have more choices when it comes to branded and generic medicines like what Watsons is offering.”


From the makers of animated series Family Guy comes a adult comedy that makes a crossover with a fairy tale twist. Ted tells a story of a teddy bear that came to life because of a wish of a young boy named John.

John (Mark Walberg) grew up and so did Ted (to be a rude and perveted bear) and now on a four year relationship with his girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis). Ted's personality and attachtment with John attracted conflicts with his relationship. Ted is the first movie from the creators of Family Guy and American Dad, which features some of its voice actors like Seth MacFarlane, who voices Ted and Mila Kunis as Lori. 

MUSIC LYF: Jason Fernandez

Former Rivermaya Frontman Jason Fernandez turns over a new leaf; set to release new album

Former Rivermaya frontman Jason Fernandez was just 18 years old when he won the Bagong Liwanag: The Search for the New Rivermaya Vocalist, and joined the third evolution of the famed band. Jason then left the band last year, and formed his own band Sta. Maria.

After more than a year, Jason, together with his band, is all set to release his debut album, under Ivory Music Video. The album is set for release next month.

REEL DEAL: Taken 2 - Istanbul SPOTLIGHT


Olivier Megaton who helms Liam Neeson’s sequel starrer “Taken 2” panned Istanbul with a fast-moving crew that’s rarely done on this sort of scale of a movie.  The director has stripped the crew to its bare essentials and took them into the streets of Istanbul.

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his abducted daughter in “Taken.”  When he is targeted by a mysterious figure seeking vengeance, Bryan must employ his “particular set of skills” to protect his family against an army out to kill them. 

PAGTUTULUNGAN.ORG: Auction For Action 2012

Last Year, UNICEF made a unique fundraiser event that did not happen in a physical auction house but rather online. The Auction for Action back in 2011 was a success with pieces that were donated by well-known artists that believed in the advocacy of UNICEF in helping unprivileged children in the Philippines.

This year, they are now preparing Auction for Action for this year with more items and artists joining for the cause. This year, they have a theme for the auction which is "Play" as the auction will happen live on eBay Philippines on October 2012. 

UNICEF Philippines and Daphne Oseña Paez brings together Filipino artists for children

In celebration of the 20th year of National Children’s Month, UNICEF Philippines presents UNICEF Auction for Action, an online auction to benefit children in the Philippines and worldwide. 

For the second time, this online auction brings together more than seventy pieces of work from admired artists in design, furniture, art and jewelry for a good cause. Curated and presented by UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña Paez, the online auction is a product of UNICEF and Daphne’s collaboration to bring the world of art, furniture and design together with her advocacy on children.  “Whenever I go to the field with UNICEF, I am heartened to see that we are doing a lot to improve children’s lives all over the Philippines. But there is always more to do; that’s why I support UNICEF.”  

XSTIG: MOVE App By Meralco

Mobile Applications brings a lot of convenience to many of us because of the many things they can do for us. From playing games, organizing notes, even do mobile blogging. And this makes our mobile devices very helpful, and now, Meralco, the country's largest distributor of power in the country, created a very amazing app that will further help us with our daily living.

Imagine an application that calculates your appliances' daily, weekly and monthly electric consumption and informs you about power interruptions and notifications. Helps you in knowing about your bill and also know where would be the nearest bayad centers for easy bill payments. Yes, all of these are found in the MeralcO Virtual Engine (MOVE) App! 

I installed them on all my android devices and helps me in calculating my daily electric consumption and gives me tips on how to save on electricity and also improve efficiency of appliances.


Dreamworks 3D THE CROODS

“The Croods” is a prehistoric 3D comedy adventure from DreamWorks Animation to be distributed by 20th Century Fox that takes us back to the beginning of time.  In a previously undiscovered era known as the Croodacious – we find the Crood family when Mother Nature was still experimenting and the flora and fauna we know today hasn’t evolved yet is where the story all began.

At the center of this world is the Crood family, led by Grug (voiced by Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage), an over-protective father who, like all dads, is doing all he can to hold his family together at a time when cataclysmic changes are happening.  Together with his wife (Catherine Keener), kids (Emma Stone and Clark Duke) and ornery mother-in-law (Cloris Leachman) in tow, Grug guides his family through this spectacular environment, full of amazing creatures, to find a new cave to call home. Along the way, they encounter Guy (Ryan Reynolds), an imaginative and resourceful newcomer who takes risks and wholeheartedly embraces the promise of tomorrow.
Inspired to tell a story of how a family survives during tough times, directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders set the story in a prehistoric frame when they don’t have to worry about bills, but is concerned on how they would adapt to the world changing before their very eyes.  “This is the world’s first family road trip,” says De Micco while Sanders shares that “Our cavemen are very gifted, they can run 40 miles an hour, can throw a rock many many miles and very physically capable, but mentally we have a lot of beginner minds.”

Take a look at the world’s first family – The Croods family photo: (from left to right)
Thunk (Clark Duke): The middle-sibling who stands 6-foot and weighs 9, 320 pounds, and 9 years old who has the best heart and the worst coordination.
Gran (Cloris Leachman): The ferocious, almost crocodile-type woman and is the main antagonist for Grug’s  pater families.
Sandy the baby:  Who doesn’t speak but more of growls and is one tough kiddie survivor.
Ugga (Catherine Keener): The open-minded wife of Grug who like moms around the globe tries to keep her family alive and fed all the time.
Eep (Emma Stone): The adventurous daughter of Grug and Ugga who likes to try new things.
Grug (Nicolas Cage): He is the animated caveman version of well-meaning but hopelessly outdated dad and leader of the clan.
Guy (Ryan Reynolds, in a separate photo with his sloth-like pet): A prehistoric revolutionary guy who prefers using his brain and comes up with new ideas with whom Eep falls in love.
“The Croods” will open in cinemas March 30, 2013.

MUSIC LYF - Brewer Boys

Teen duo Brewer Boys visit Manila

With their boy-next-door looks and charming appeal, it is unbelievable that the teen brother’s duo Brewer Boys, composed of Justin (18) and Nathan (15), can perform wide range of songs  country to pop to classic rock and even bluegrass.

The Brewer Boys, who look up to the Everly Brothers, can perform mean covers of songs of Johnny Cash, Crosby Stills & Nash, Big & Rich, Journey, Train and even Jason Mraz. They also write some of their music.

This immense musicality and charm made the Brewer Boys enter the elite roster of finalists of the X Factor USA, where they were hailed the top 16th.

“It was fun, stressful, but memorable experience,” exclaims Justin when asked of the X Factor stint. “We will never, ever forget those times and we are thankful that because of that exposure so many doors have opened for us.”

GMA Network, official broadcast media partner of ZAC EFRON visit for Penshoppe

Broadcast giant GMA Network recently inked an agreement with leading publicity firm PR Asia Worldwide to be the official broadcast media partner of PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2012 which will present Zac Efron live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on September 29, 2012.

Followers of the international star can witness the year's biggest Hollywood arrival by accumulating a single-receipt purchase made at selected PENSHOPPE branches and exchanged for SM Tickets until September 23.

For every single receipt purchase worth P800 (general admission), P1,200 (upper box), P2,500 (lower box), P3, 500 (patron) and P5,000 (VIP front seats), customers must request for a FanCon voucher signed by the store manager. Customer must then present the voucher to any SM Tickets ( branch nationwide in exchange for the actual FanCon ticket.

REEL DEAL: Ruby Sparks Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas SPOTLIGHT

Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas in RUBY SPARKS

A once bestselling author who is suffering from writer’s block finds inspiration once again writing about his ideal girl whom he named Ruby Sparks.  Paul Dano, whose remarkable performances in “Little Miss Sunshine” and “There Will Be Blood” stars in “Ruby Sparks,” a story that his real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan wrote.  The movie is fittingly brought to life by married pair of directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris whose previous feature “Little Miss Sunshine” was nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Picture. 


The International Children’s Peace Prize 2012 was presented to Kesz (13) from the Philippines at the Ridderzaal in The Hague today. Of the three nominated children, who have all made extraordinary efforts in the area of children's rights, the Expert Committee selected Kesz as the winner. He was awarded the prize by Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu.

Kesz received this award for his efforts to improve the rights of street children in the Philippines, where more than 246,000 street children are subjected to abuse, violence and child labour. Many of them also struggle to cope with major health issues. Kesz was in the same situation. He was severely abused and forced to scavenge at the dumpsite at the age of two. Three years later, he sustained burns on his arm and back, which forced him to run away and look for help. He has transformed his own experiences into a drive to help other street children and inspire them to change their own lives.

12 Heavenly Music to be heard at ASOP Music Festival 2012 Finals Night

“While songs about love and relationships are a dime a dozen on air, few and far-between are the songs written for the glory of God”, remarked by BMPI-UNTV Chairman & CEO, also a known songwriter and recording artist, Dr. Daniel Razon, thus the birth of “A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival” hosted by Richard Reynoso and Toni Rose Gayda aired every Sunday on UNTV.

As days progressed, more praise songs written by amateur and professional composers were heard in said TV program expressing the wonderful things the Maker has bestowed on us.
Now the stage for its grand finals is all set on September 24, 2012, Monday at 7 o’clock in the evening at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.


Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted.  In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.

“Ted” is distributed and released by United International Pictures
 through Solar Entertainment Corporation.

REEL DEAL: The Hunting Party REVIEW

The Golden Globe Award-winning actor, Richard Gere, plays Simon Hunt, a journalist who is desperate to save his sinking career. On a frantic hunt for a story big enough to propel him back into the limelight, he convinces his former camera man, Duck (Terrence Howard), to embark on a mission to interview the number 1 war criminal of Bosnia, Radoslav Bogdanovi, also known as "The Fox".  They are accompanied by Duck’s buddy, the young reporter Benjamin (Jesse Eisenberg).  Simon Hunt convinces the two to track down and capture the Fox. Along the way, they are mistaken as CIA hit squad by the United Nation’s police force and by the Serbians. They are captured by the Fox’s guards and are about to be executed.  Fortunately, the CIA assassins come and free them. The CIA orders the journalists to board the plane bound for the US, but they run away and continue their quest to hunt down the Fox. They seize him while he is hunting in the woods and then release him in the village filled with the family members of the victims of his war crime.

The cast includes James Brolin, Diane Kruger and Joy Bryant.  The film is directed by Richard Shepard based on the screenplay written by Richard Shepard himself.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has given the The Hunting Party an R-13 rating. E-PLUS members get to enjoy 50% off on the ticket. SM Advantage cardholders, Prestige Card, BDO Rewards Card and Global Pinoy Card holders can enjoy 20% discount on tickets.