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Fight obesity with proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle

With just food as your medicine, the Cohen Program allows you to lose weight fast and keep it off safely and effectively.

For most of us, losing weight is a major challenge and losing weight fast and keeping it off is even more daunting.  Now, there is a safe and effective way to lose all the unwanted pounds without going through extreme procedures like liposuction or the risk of side effects from diet pills and injections.

The Cohen Program is an individually-tailored weight loss program that allows all types of people, such as housewives, busy executives, students, and even those who don’t have time to exercise, to lose an average of 8 – 10 lbs. in a month with food as medicine.  The program corrects hormonal imbalance and is developed by Dr. Rami Cohen, MD, an international specialist renowned for his research on hormones involved in obesity and weight loss. 

Dr. Cohen’s research identified HGH, insulin and serotonin as responsible for obesity.  HGH preserves muscle tissue and breaks down fat; insulin which regulates blood sugar levels and therefore stops hunger pangs, and serotonin, which tells the body when it is full or satisfied.  In people who suffer from “obesity syndrome,” the HGH level is low; unnaturally high levels of insulin are released, and serotonin is not discharged correctly.  As a result, obese people constantly crave food and, despite how little or how much they eat, they still gain weight.

With the Cohen Program, Dr. Cohen personally develops an individually tailored Eating Plan.  Each person undergoes a blood test and the results are used to analyze their unique blood chemistry.  A personalized eating plan which triggers the body’s natural ability to shed off fat rapidly and safely is then developed to restore hormonal balance.

The Eating Plan consists of three meals a day taken in specific quantities from the basic food groups of protein, vegetable, fruit and carbohydrate.  No exotic or expensive food needs to be purchased.  The essential formula is the specific quantity and combination unique to each person. 

Fight obesity with proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle

The specialized Eating Plan is followed by a short, stabilizing Refeeding Program, to reintroduce rich foods without upsetting the balance created by the Eating Plan.  This ensures that the weight won’t be regained once a patient resumes normal eating, provided that management guidelines are faithfully followed.

“The Cohen Program is not a diet, it is a lifestyle,” says Barbara Young, CEO of Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre Philippines.

“Following the personalized program precisely will allow the body to correct the chemical imbalance naturally.  The Cohen Program is also a safer, healthier and cheaper alternative to invasive procedures,” says Barbara, herself a beneficiary of the program.

Some have tried the Cohen Program:

Others who have benefited from the Cohen Program include consultant Rescina Bhagwani, fresh graduate Karen Gayle Sison and entrepreneur Jeffrey Tan.  Prior to the Cohen Program, Rescina tipped the scales at 210 lbs.  She lived a sedentary lifestyle and loved indulging in buffet meals.  “My close friends and I would also dine at least twice a week,” says Rescina.  Karen weighed 220 lbs., a result of her “eating here and there” lifestyle.  In college, she says, “I practically lived fast food every day.”  Compounding matters was that Karen “believed that every problem can be solved by making and eating food.”  Just like Karen, Jeffrey loved to eat like it was a feast.  Making matters worse was Jeffrey’s sedentary lifestyle, making him a hefty 291 lbs.

Rescina Bhagwani- before and after taking part in the Cohen Program
Eventually, the unhealthy eating habits of Rescina, Karen and Jeffrey began to take their toll.  Rescina got tired easily and her blood pressure was always elevated at 170/110.  Karen’s menstrual period became irregular and she was soon diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  “I suddenly was at risk not only for infertility but also diabetes and cancer,” says Karen.  For Jeffrey, being overweight made it difficult for him to achieve even the simplest of tasks.  “Picking things up from the floor or just tying my shoe lace took a lot of effort,” says Jeffrey.

Fully-committed to transform their lives for the better, Rescina, Karen and Jeffrey enrolled in the Cohen Program.  In 10 months, Rescina shed 86 lbs, while Karen and Jeffrey lost 90 lbs. and 120 lbs, respectively within 8 months. Needless to say, they are thrilled with the results.

“I.m out of medication for hypertension, I can play an hour of badminton or do yoga and not feel tired and I’m now ready to take physical activities for sustained health,” says Rescina. 

“My life became better.  I started getting my monthly periods, I feel happier and livelier than I ever did before,” says Karen.

 Jeffrey says, “I feel light, agile, everything feels easy to do.  I even do 120 push ups each morning to complement my daily morning exercise.”
Karen Gayle Sison- before and after taking part in the Cohen Program. 
Jeffrey Tan- before and after taking part in the Cohen Program
The life-changing benefits that Karen, Jeffrey and thousands of other satisfied Cohen graduates continue to inspire Barbara and her colleagues Regina Chuavon and Dr. Angel Rodriguez-Bandola. 

“The Cohen Program is very simple to follow.  Food is the only thing you take.  There are no injections, exercise, diet pills, meal replacements or special foods, simply the food already in your kitchen.  Best of all, you don’t have to starve yourself on the program, as it is a balanced eating plan,” says Regina.  


Fight obesity with proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle

For Dr. Bandola, the growing rate of obesity-related diseases like diabetes and hypertension is a major concern.  “As with any disease, prevention is always the best form of medicine and the Cohen Program therefore makes for a sound health investment,” says Dr. Bandola.       

The positive results enjoyed by countless of other Cohen graduates spur them to continue to save and transform the lives of those affected by obesity.  “We see our work at the Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre Philippines as an advocacy.  Our mission is to transform lives and help Filipinos adopt a healthy lifestyle.  With 1 out of every 4 adult Filipinos overweight, we know that the Cohen Program will be able to help a lot of people.  The Cohen Program is about spreading the message of hope and encouragement to those looking for a proven, safe and sustainable solution to obesity,” adds Barbara.

To know more about the Cohen Program, visit the Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre at Suite 1006, 10th Floor Medical Plaza Makati Building, Amorsolo cor. de la Rosa Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City.  You may also log on to www.cohenlifestyle.com.ph, email info@cohenlifestyle.com.ph or call 502-1090, 501-5237. 







‘Zero Defect Campaign’ Launched On RCD Land Inc.’s 25th Anniversary event


RCD Land Inc., a real estate & property development company dedicated to providing affordable yet quality housing projects celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Bellevue Hotel in Filinvest Corporate City last August 16, 2012.

More than 600 guests, including tri-media and bloggers attended the event. Most of the attendees were employees and executives from the company, special guests and its partners for success.

Roland C. Delantar, founder and president of RCD Land Inc. also unveiled during the event its ‘Zero Defect Campaign’ program for its housing projects. Together with RCD Development, its construction arm, the program strengthens the company’s campaign for the flawless construction of each housing unit, and to see to it that the supplies, from roof sheets to nails are in great condition before and during construction.  “RCD Development has built its own warehouse, where materials are brought in and checked for quality assurance. Each supplier should meet the specifications we strictly require from them. We want to give our buyers their money’s worth. That is good business for us,” Delantar explained.

Reaching 25 years is a big milestone for any company. “It’s really about commitment to the continuous success of the business endeavor,” says Delantar when asked about what he attributes their success to. With the company’s long experience and stability, they are confident that they will remain a key player in the real estate industry in the coming years.
Their town projects are aimed at providing Filipinos with world-class but affordable homes. They also intend to help the government in its fight against homelessness, poverty and to reduce the housing backlog. Flagship projects of RCD Land are the following: RCD Royale Homes in Silang, Cavite; Winter Breeze Homes in General Trias, Cavite; RCD Homes East in Tanay, Rizal; RCD BF Executive Townhomes in Paranaque; RCD Pasay Townhomes; RCD Villas De Imus, RCD Villas De Mambog, and RCD Villas Silverhomes.

RCD Land Inc. is the project development arm of the RCD Group of Companies. Delantar said RCD is also into property sales & real estate marketing thru the RCD Realty Marketing Corporation. The company's mission is to help every Filipino realize his dream of having his own home that is affordable but comparable to world class standards.
Aside from it being Delantar’s initials, RCD also stands for the company’s core business roles; R for real estate marketing, C for Contractor, and D for Developer. Delantar first established the RCD Realty Corporation in August 16, 1987 to market affordable housing projects and eventually ventured into the construction of individual housing units and small pocket developments. The anniversary celebration incidentally coincides with its founder’s birthday on the 15th of August.

For more info about RCD Land’s projects, visit www.rcdglobal.com.ph or call 815-1377 to 80 (Loc. 118,119)

Aiza Seguerra 25th anniversary concert : Bente Singko


Aiza Seguerra is celebrating her 25 years in showbiz.The concert dubbed as Bente Singko: Aiza Seguerra Anniversary Concert will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on September 28, 2012.
 To share on this celebration in the coliseum will be fill with passion and energy with major acts from "TVJ" Tito, Vic and Joey, "Mr Pure Energy" Gary Valenciano and "Concert King" Martin Nievera.
Known not only for their acting and vocal abilities but for their performing energy as well, these are expected to bring the house down with Aiza.

Aiza, now 28, started appearing on television when she was just 3 years old, right after joining Eat Bulaga!’s Little Miss Philippines contest for cute, young girls. She grew up co-hosting the said noontime show, and doing the role of Enteng Kabisote’s (Vic Sotto) daughter in Okay Ka, Fairy Ko. She  starred in a lot of movies as a child actress and was tagged as a child wonder.
She still acts up to now, as she is in the cast of the hit Be Careful With My Heart, but Aiza is more known these days as a singer-songwriter. Her musical talents are exhibited every Sunday in ABS-CBN’s ASAP where she sings as a member of the ASAP Sessionistas.

Her fellow sessionistas will also be gracing her concert on September 28. Her fellow ASAP Sessionista like Juris, Richard Poon,Princess and Nyoy Volante to serenade the crowd. On the other hand,Gloc 9, Bayang Barrios and Cooky Chua of Color It Red will also be there with their distinctive kind of music. The Company will share the melody of Pakisabi Nalang. And her Protege, Krizza Neri, will also join the concert as a special guest.
 Aiza said " It is the way for me to say thank you and share gratitude for appreciating my talent through-out the years".
The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will provide musical depth to the evening under the guidance of accomplished conductor Gerald Salonga. Musical directors Mike Villegas and Ria Osorio will lead the concert. BENTE SINGKO media partners are ABS-CBN and MYX.Produce by That's Ntertainment Productions and Blackbird

For tickets and reservations, you may call the number 2342117 or purchase online at TicketNet.com. Ticket prices in peso VIP 3000, Patron 2500, Lower Box 2000, Upper Box A 750, Upper Box B 400 and General Admission 300.

Protégé Grand Winner, KRIZZA NERI launches first self-titled album

I was invite to an intimate gathering with a GMA Center Artist, Krizza Neri, the Protege Grand Winner. She surprises me how she 's so simple, jolly, and with great talent,  sings her songs soulful. One song I really like to hear as always, "Ba't Di Ko Ba Nasabi."
The protégé and the mentor finally released the highly-anticipated self-titled album, Krizza. “Krizza” features most requested songs from Protégé and OPM originals composed by the music icons of today. The carrier single, “Ba’t Di Ko Ba Nasabi” is the original soundtrack from GMA-7’s The Good Daughter

Ba't 'Di Ko Ba Nasabi BTS





The album has 10 tracks with 2 OPM remakes showing the soulful, edgy and R&B distinct voice of Krizza Neri at her best.
Aiza Seguerra, Grand Winner Mentor, Actress and Singer-Songwriter produced the album under her own label Blackbird Music and contributed two original tracks, “Kung Malalaman Mo” and “Look My Way”. 

“I am extremely happy also that some of the songs from Protégé most requested by viewers are included in the album”, says Aiza.

The mentor shares a song of longing with guitar-accompaniment with “Look My Way” with lyrics from Joel Trinidad creating a beautiful romantic pop-soulful tune. Singer-Composer Nyoy Volante (“No More You and Me”) and Laarni Matta Macaraeg (“Dahil Sa ‘Yo”) completes the romance and inspiration with songs that move and uplift any mood of any day. Jude Thaddeus Gitamondoc contributed preppy youthful songs “French Fries and Coke” and “Don’t Be Too Much” that suits the 16-year old protégé Krizza Neri many of the teens anticipate to relate and sing-along with.

Krizza, a sweet and soulful Cagayan de Oro native finds herself humbled and extremely excited to have been given an original composition of Mentor Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab (“Kung Malalaman Mo”) who shared the Protégé winning experience.

A song that most people would like to express, “Kung Malalaman Mo” is a song of hidden and unconditional love with varying tempo and melody to lift your spirits.

Memorable songs from Protégé are also included; “Narda”(originally sung by Kamikaze band) and the powerful medley of standard pop birit we’ve seen Krizza Neri sung, “If I Could/Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Could Have Been”. 

Finally, the Mentor, Singer-Songwriter, Music Icon Ogie Alcasid shares his original song, “Bakit Ka Lumayo” completing the powerful melody of love in the album. Krizza is distributed under Universal records.

Krizza Neri, Under GMA Artists Center, appears regularly on Party P every Sunday. She will also be on other GMA shows, bars and several radio stations to promote the album. Watch Krizza sing the remarkable songs from the album in Startalk, Eat Bulaga, Showbiz Central, Bubble Gang, Idol sa Kusina, Master Showman, Wish Ko Lang, Follow That Star, Unang Hirit and Pare & Pare

CD TRACK LIST:
1.    Look My Way
2.    No More You and Me
3.    Dahil Sa Iyo
4.    French Fries and Coke
5.    Don’t Be Too Much
6.    Kung Malalaman Mo
7.    Narda
8.    If I Could/Wind Beneath My Wings
9.    Could Have Been
10.   Bakit Ka Lumayo
Bonus Track: Ba’t Di Ko Nasabi

THE BIG SALE at SM SOUTHMALL August 31 - Sept. 1 & 2






RAFFLE MECHANICS:
  1. Every P500 single or accumulated purchase, within the promo period, from SM Department Store, SM Supermarket/Hypermarket or from any participating mall establishment entitles shopper to one (1) raffle coupon.

SM Foodcourt
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every P150 single purchase receipt.

SM Cinema
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every single purchase of four (4) cinema tickets.

Amusement Centers
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every P150 worth of tokens.
  1. Shoppers may also avail of additional raffle coupons through the Global Pinoy Card:
Global Pinoy members may present their Global Pinoy cards, along with a minimum P500 worth of single or accumulated purchases from mall establishments, to avail three (3) additional coupons.

  1. To claim the raffle coupons, customer must present proof of purchase at the designated redemption center/s in the mall any time during mall hours within the 3-day sale promo period.
  1. Customer will have to fill-in his/her complete name, address, contact number and affix signature on the raffle stub, and drop the raffle entries at the designated drop boxes inside the mall where purchase was made.
  1. Prizes at stake:
Twenty four (24) winners of Asus Eee PC X101H Netbook (Three winners per mall)
  1. Please see mall details above for deadline of submission of entries and raffle draw dates. Draw will be witnessed by a DTI representative. Winners will be notified by registered mail. The list of winners will be posted in the designated areas in the mall.
  1. Prizes are not convertible to cash. Prizes are tax-free.
  1. To claim prize, winner must present his/her raffle stub, notification letter and one (1) valid ID at the Shopping Center Management Corporation (SCMC) Administration Office c/o the Marketing Department (at the branch they won) during office hours from Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM.
  1. In case of a lost stub, the following must be presented:
    1. Notarized Affidavit of Loss
    2. Valid ID
  1. Unclaimed prizes after 60 days of notification will be reported to DTI and upon approval by DTI shall be forfeited in favor of Shopping Center Management Corporation.

  1. The promo organizer’s decision is final in concurrence of DTI.
  1. Shopping Center Management Corporation, its affiliates, ad agencies, mall tenants, their respective officers and employees and their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not qualified to join the promo.

Buddha Bar Opens Doors for a Special Ladies Night


But First, the Ladies
Buddha Bar Opens Doors for a Special Ladies Night
 


 
To all the jovial, lovely ladies of the cosmopolitan Metro, brace yourself to celebrate this August 31, 2012, as Buddha-Bar Manila stirs up an enthralling revelry that will surely enliven Manila’s party scene. Buddha-Bar Manila is opening its doors for Ladies First!—a night for all women who know how to party in style. Manila’s hottest DJ trio of Ornusa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, and Sanya Smith—collectively known as The Zombettes, will provide the unique world-famous Buddha-Bar music, soothing yet sensual that will transport you to a place away from the clatter and clutter of everyday life.  The affair will be hosted by iconic radio DJ Sam YG, plus prizes like an e-gadget and a French designer bag will be raffled to all the lady attendees.   Ladies First! is truly set to fuel the fabulous crowd all night.
 
But what makes it even more exciting is that the place is not just a typical setting with an open dance floor and couches on the sides. As a franchise of the world renowned bar-lounge-restaurant chain conceived by the late Raymond Visan in Paris, France in 1996, Buddha-Bar Manila carries the Buddha-Bar signature sophistication that has awed even the crowds of Monte Carlo, Kiev, Prague, Budapest, Mexico, Dubai, Beirut, Cairo and Tblisi. Buddha-Bar Manila has the same grandeur and opulence, with mystical interiors coupled with a glorious expanse filled with ornate fixtures, subdued amber lightning, and eclectic Asian décor.
 
And of course, what’s a party without delicacies and thirst-quenchers? Palates are guaranteed to feast with Buddha-Bar’s wide array of drinks and dishes that are all conjured with first-class ingredients and gustative concepts. With cuisine that perfectly fuse the strong Asian flavors with delicate French influences, dishes like Seared Sesame Tuna with Shiitake Vinaigrette, Fillet Mignon cooked “Teppan Yaki” Style, and a full selection of sushi palates will truly lift any party up a few notches.
 

A Classy Destination in the Metro 

With or without themed events, Buddha-Bar Manila is always poised to satisfy its guests.  In addition to its luscious treats and drinks, the mix of original Buddha-Bar music— ambient tracks and chill-out grooves— complement its overall ambiance. And since Buddha-Bar is known for its world-class DJs, it also offers compilations of musical collections that are exclusively selected by these DJs and stamped uniquely Buddha-Bar.
 
The newest lifestyle destination that is nestled in Makati at Picar Place has now become the haven for people who want to escape the frenzy of urban life and bask in Buddha-Bar Manila’s fantastic backdrop. Formally launched in January, Buddha-Bar Manila’s opening was graced by the presence of top fashion models Tweety de Leon-Gonzales, Mariana Benipayo, Bianca Valerio, fashion designers JC Buendia and Randy Ortiz, TV personality Rovilson Fernandez, and other prominent and discerning individuals who all have a penchant for classy party spots.
 
So ladies, mark your calendars and experience the exceptional delight first-hand this August 31. Feel free to bring your gentlemen friends along and be dazzled as you revel in the spotlight on a stylish night of music and culinary delight—only at Buddha-Bar Manila.


Ladies First! is Buddha-Bar Manila’s special ladies night out on August 31. For only P1000, every guest is entitled to two (2) complimentary drinks.  All the ladies get the chance to go home with an e-gadget or an iconic French designer bag. For ticket reservations, call (02) 856-6719/6859/5738. Buddha-Bar Manila is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue and is open six days a week from 12nn until 2am (3am on weekends). For more information, visit <www.buddhabarmanila.com>

ONE FC: Pride of a Nation's Official Weigh-In.

ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), announced today that all fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION which takes place tomorrow evening at SMART ARANETA Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The entire card, which is headlined by DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes and CFC Australia Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli, will be available live on Pay-Per-View.

MAIN EVENT
Gustavo Falciroli (61.5 kg) VS Bibiano Fernandes (61.5 kg)

MAIN CARD
Felipe Enomoto (70.6 kg) VS Eduard Folayang (70.8 kg)
Tim Sylvia (120.5 kg) VS Andrei Arlovski (111.8 kg)
Jens Pulver (66.2 kg) VS Eric Kelly (66.1 kg)
Tony Bonello (100.7 kg) VS Rolles Gracie (111.5 kg)
Jung Hwan Cha (77.4 kg) VS Igor Gracie (77.4 kg)
Soo Chul Kim (61.6 kg) VS Kevin Belingon (61.4 kg)


PRELIMS
Nicholas Mann (80.3 kg) VS Gregor Gracie (80.1 kg)
Phil Baroni (77.6 kg) VS Rodrigo Ribeiro (77.6 kg)
Shannon Wiratchai (66.3 kg) VS Mitch Chilson (66.3 kg)
Andrew Benibe (66.2 kg) VS Honorio Banario (66 kg)

MMA fans from around the world can witness the action of ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge. The main card fights will be available for purchase on Pay-Per-View at just US$9.99.

Tickets for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION are on sale now through TicketNet at www.ticketnet.com.ph or at all TicketNet outlets located at the SM department store customer service area and at the SMART ARANETA Coliseum ticket booth. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 911 5555. Tickets are priced at Php 4,770 for VIP experience seating that includes exclusive Red Carpet entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge, followed by Php 2,120, Php 1,060, Php 690, Php 530 and Php 215 respectively. All applicable service charges apply.

For more updates, log on to www.ONEFC.com

About ONE Fighting Championship™
Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ (http://www.onefc.com) is Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with ESPN STAR Sports, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 28 countries in Asia.

3 Day Sale at SM City Manila on August 31, September 1 and 2 !


SM City Manila will be having its fabulous 3 day sale this week! August 31 - September 2, 2012 (FridaySaturday and Sunday) up to 70% off on great choices.  Get the most exclusive deals on all brands, stores and dining places only at SM City Manila! 

SM City Manila is still my second home for more than 10 years as I am living near, always doing shopping for our needs and wants :)  When there is a mall-wide sale, SM Mall stores are packed with awesome items at great discounts!

Here are some of the establishments you should check out:
Candie’s
Team Manila
Bonchon

Blackbeard's Seafood Island 
Buko Maxx

Chatime
Hainanese Delights
Kenny Roger’s
Kungfu Kitchen
Mang Binatog
Tokyo Grill
Mr. Kimbob


Check out more about SM CITY MANILA 3 DAY SALE  at SM City Manila Facebook  


Here are the stores who will be having huge discounts at SM CITY MANILA 3 DAY SALE! 


Hainanese Delights
Chatime
Blackbeard
Tokyo Grill
Kungfu Kitchen
Bonchon
Kenny Roger’s
Spam Jam
Cassava Crème
Buko Loco
Buko Maxx
Jocco Taco
Mang Binatog
Fix n Berries
Juice Avenue
Fruitas Ice Candy 
   Team Manila
Candie’s
Hairless
Expressions
Tubby 
Precious Pages
Nature’s Way
Unisilver 
Kata (Cyberzone) 
Mr. Kimbob
Jericho 

Enjoy a Wonderful World of SM City Manila !!! 


     

Villar Foundation Partners with DZRH for Manila Bay Cleanup Cleanup drive attracts hundreds of volunteers


The Villar Foundation, in keeping with its environment-related advocacies, has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) as represented by radio station DZRH in its Manila Bay Cleanup drive.
The Villar Foundation, led by its Managing Director Cynthia Villar, together with at least 1,000 volunteers from schools, barangays, NGOs, socio-civic organizations, and other private individuals and groups will join the cleanup drive. Their assigned garbage cleanup area is in the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat & Eco-Tourism Area or LPPCHEA, off Manila Bay.
“We have always been concerned about the condition of the Manila Bay. The recent typhoons have shown all of us the bay’s decaying state due to people’s indiscriminate throwing and dumping of garbage there. Regular cleanup drives such as this are always a good idea,” said Villar.
During the recent typhoon Gener, according to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), at least 200 truckloads or over 500 tons of garbage, washed away to shore by the storm surge, was collected around the Manila Bay area. It took weeks to completely collect the big piles of garbage.
Villar added that the foundation conducts regular weekly cleanups at LPPCHEA but Saturday’s cleanup with DZRH is just bigger in terms of number of volunteers.

As per the MoA, MBC or DZRH will lead the Manila Bay Cleanup project on August 25, 2012 (Saturday) along the coastline of Manila Bay from Navotas to Bacoor, Cavite “to help promote any and all efforts in relation to the promotion of sustainable ecosystem of Manila Bay”.
The clean-up activities will take place from 7am to 11am onwards and the garbage collected will be turned over to appropriate government solid waste collector in the area.
“The Villar Foundation and DZRH agree that this is a joint cooperative undertaking, but more importantly, it is a major public service activity that shall help contribute to the promotion of a livable, healthier and ecological sustainable Manila Bay,” cited the MoA.
Villar has been vocal about her strong support for the protection of Manila Bay. To recall on March 16 this year, she filed a petition for Writ of Kalikasan against a Manila Bay reclamation project that is seen to cause catastrophic flooding in the area. The Supreme Court granted her petition and issued a writ of kalikasan in April.
“We will continue to support campaigns or drives to protect Manila Bay and neighboring areas including LPPCHEA. At the same, time, we will continue to oppose projects that will cause damage and destruction to the bay and nearby cities,” cited Villar.

For more details about the projects and programs of the Villar Foundation, please visit its website www.villarfoundation.org or follow its Twitter account www.twitter.com/VFoundationInc


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