Celebrating World Pasta Month with Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta

Pasta has played a major role in Filipinos’ lives, from being part of our daily meals to a popular choice for various events and gatherings. October marks a special month for Filipino Pasta lovers as we join the world in celebrating the World Pasta Month worldwide.
Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta, the only Artisan Quality Italian Pasta brand in the country, has been pioneering this gastronomic celebration for three years now. This year, the National Pasta Month celebration highlights an exciting challenge among Mercato Centrale food vendors as they participate in the Doña Elena Al Dente Ultimate Pasta Challenge where they featured their originally crafted meal combinations of their specialty dishes and Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta.
All food enthusiasts were able to witness an epic and pasta-licious culinary cook-off last October 14, at the Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Pasta connoisseurs were invited to purchase a Pasta Passport for a minimal purchase of Php100. The passport served as their exclusive pass to enjoy free Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta products and appreciate the entertainment band and program hosted by the radio and TV host, Jamie Fournier. 
Passport holders of the event were also able to taste and vote for the best pasta dish from the eight pasta-licious dish entries of the Ultimate Pasta Challenge participants and five beautifully designed pasta artwork from the Pasta Art competition. 

“This culinary gathering highlights the universal love for pasta. We aim to bring more people to appreciate pasta and into recognizing how this dish has been part of our lives. It also allows us to present to our Filipino consumers a variety of dishes that they can enjoy Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta with. We will continue bringing them great-tasting authentic Italian pasta,” says Rachelle Chang, Product Associate.   
Made with 100% durum wheat semolina, Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is crafted with bronze dies which leave rough ridges on the pasta, helping sauces cling better thus making it more flavorful. It is available in five variants – Fusilli, Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Penne Rigate, and Lasagna.
“Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta and Fly Ace Corporation, together with our event partners, are extremely honored to initiate celebrating Pasta Month in the country. And now, on our third year, we continue our vision to bring not just great-tasting pasta but the world’s best food and beverages to Filipino households,” Fly Ace Corporation General Manager Ramon Daez concludes.
The Doña Elena Al Dente Ultimate Pasta Challenge is in co-presented by Masflex, Tecnogas, Fujidenzo, Whirlpool, May Sparkling, Franzia, Don Lucio Wines, UP Piccola Italia; and in cooperation with its media partners: Appetite Magazine, Breakfast Magazine, Business Mirror, Business World, Cook Magazine, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Bulletin, Mommy Bloggers Philippines and wheninmanila.com.

Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.
Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.  For more details, check out Doña Elena on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Donaelenacuisineraclub/.

A Fruity Fun Day with Vita Cubes

As a mom, I always check what my kids eat and make sure that it is nutritious. We can't stop our kids from eating sweets and what we can do as a parent is to see what's in it. Anyway, my six year old Nathan is also picky when it comes to  food. He's also picky with candies and chocolates. It is really a surprise when I saw him interested in trying the Vita Cubes jelly candies -- cube-shaped jellies with five different fruit flavors, strawberry, apple, grape, orange, and mango. Of course I wouldn't let the day end without me trying all the flavors and I like it!

You know, I am also a meticulous mom. So, aside from the good taste I also checked what benefit my kids would get from these jellies. Now I see that Vita Cubes is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals which is really important as our kids grow.

My Nathan's like Vita Cubes so much! This cake he's eating is topped with Vita Cubes that he decorated himself. 


  • Contains 70% of the child's RENI. Aids the body in proper growth and energy production. Also helps in calcium absorption
  • Contains 70% of the child's Recommended Energy and Nutritional Intake (RENI). 
  • Zinc is known to help in proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, energy metabolism, and in increasing the rate of healing for wound.
Vitamin A
  • Contains 40%of the child's RENI. 
  • Helps in increasing the body's immunity to fight infections. 
  • Also plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development.
Vitamin B
  • Supplies 30-70% of the chuld's RENI.  
  • Promotes growth and strength. Stimulates child's memory in their formative years.
  • Helps boost the oxygen circulation in the body, especially the brain, which in turn will improve concentrtion.
  • Helps convert carbohydrates and fats into energy.
Vitamin C

  • Supplies 30% of the child's RENI.
  • Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues.
  • Helps your child's gums stay healthy.
  • Strengthens your child's blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes.
  • Helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the immune system, and and keeps infections at bay.
  • Helps the body absorb iron from food sources.
Vitamin E
  • Supplies 45% of the child's RENI.
  • Boosts the immune system and helps the body fight germs.
  • Keeps blood vessels open wide enough for blood to flow freely.
  • Helps the cells of the body work together to perform many important functions.
Where to buy?

  • all Mercury Drug outlets
  • SM supermarkets
  • Robinson's Supermarkets
  • Waltermart
  • Landmark
  • Puregold
  • Mini Stop outlets
  • Other leading supermarkets and local grocery stores

  • per individual 50g-pack
  • per box (Php1.00 per piece that can be bought in sari-sari stores)
How much?
  • Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for a 50g-pack is a Php12.00

This so affordable, yummy and packed with vitamins and minerals. So mommies, put Vita Cubes in your grocery list! 

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Sharing here some of the photos of our fruity fun day with Vita Cubes.

Physical Therapy Doctor is Now in the Philippines

I had so many therapy sessions and took different advises and exercises from my doctors since i gave birth to my second child 17 years ago. It's sad to say that I can still feel pains from my neck down to my feet. I stopped a year ago because I feel a little development since then. I just got tired of going back to my therapy sessions and the pain just keeps coming back.The upper and lower back, carpals, knee joints are the most painful parts of my body that has been affecting my work performance. There's a time that the pain would lessen but not totally healed. I was even advised that if my knees wouldn't get better, there is another option and that's through injection to help bring back the normal function of my knees and last option is an operation. Honestly, I am loosing hope. I don't want an operation and I don't like the feeling of uncertainty. You can't blame me, it's been years and the pain is still there.

Last week we were introduced to Dr. Ronald "Ron" Samaniego, a licensed doctor of Physical Therapy from Chicago.  Since I already know most of the therapies here in the Philippines, I asked him what he does aside from those common sessions done in Orthopedic and Rehab centers. Dr. Ron said that what they initially do is assess where the pain is coming from and they fix it at that same moment. So, I challenged him to do it for me. At that same spot where I am sitting he approached me and tested the strength of my arms. I am right handed and found out that my right arm is weaker than my left arm. I wasn't telling anyone in the room that I also have neck and upper back pain during tht time. Anyway, Dr. Ron just pressed some points on my upper back and wow the pain is gone and I felt my arm is stronger. How did I know? He tested my arms before and after the "on the spot" session with him and I swear he is really great! I am so impressed! Next week I will be scheduling a visit to his clinic, so  stay tuned for my next session at his clinic.

Photo credit to Pria  Amor Bernardo Bote

To find out more about Dr. Ronald Samaniego, visit his social media  accounts or you may also book for an appointment in any of the branches  near you.

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Mon to Fri 9am- 6pm (until 5pm for walk-in)
Saturdays 9am-4pm (until 3pm for walk-in)

1472-1476 Pacific Century Tower, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City Unit 805
Near Crossings Mall/National Bookstore
(0977) 290 0650
Mon toSat
You can walk in between 10-4

303 Philippine Business Bank corporate center 1906 Finance drive Madrigal Center 1, Alabang, Muntinlupa (Same building as Ringside)
Pls call or text (0977) 292 1917 or (02) 772 0719 to schedule an appointment or walk in.
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12 Concepcion Condo Unit 212 & 214
General Concepcion, Bagong Barrio Caloocan City. Behind BIR building along Edsa before Monumento Circle.
Free Consult
Mon to Sat 10-4 for walk ins
0995-840-7772 Globe
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Gymboree Building Brain Train center Unit 108
Sta. Rosa Business Park, Greenfield,
Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Behind Medical City Santa Rosa
Now open Mon to Sat
Walk-ins between 10-3
Free consult
(0995) 8441166 (Globe)
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Room 708 BPI Condominium Bldg
150 Plaza Cervantes Street
Binondo, Manila
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10-3 for walk ins
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Marian Medical Arts Building Unit 213
Dahlia, Fairview
Behind FEU
(02) 461 3322 or 0915-497-9469
Main office: (02) 997-5704
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12-6:30 pm for walk ins

302 Travelers Inn Condotel Makati Avenue Makati City (near A Venue and City Gaden Hotel)front of Savory Resto...AUB bank on the ground flr..Maroon bldg
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Very Close to SM Masinag
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From Buendia LRT Station, walk or drive towards Ayala.
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Trick or Treat: Makati Closes Off Paseo de Roxas for another Culinart Street Meet

Scary ghouls and goblins, jack-o-lanterns and witches will descend upon Paseo de Roxas, promising not just tricks but also lots of treats at the Makati Street Meet this 23rd of October.

Makati will once again prove its distinct city vibe and vibrant community spirit as it transforms an iconic business avenue into a culinary street meet.  A strip of Paseo de Roxas will again be closed as Make It Makati hosts its second Street Meet, bringing together gastronomic delights, a kiddie fun fair and great entertainment for all.

Amidst the trick and treating, musical performances and family activities await everyone at the Makati Street Meet, which promises to delight everyone with spook-tacular experiences and lots of really good food.

Building on the community spirit and the district’s fun vibe, the Halloween Street Meet brings together residents and their guests in a street activity the Makati way. The Street Meet will feature a curated selection of vendors from the famed Salcedo weekend market, a much-loved Makati tradition. Nearby are the iconic landmarks Makati has been known for, now serving as the background to a fun Halloween street experience.

That’s because from 3PM until 9PM, Paseo de Roxas, the stretch adjacent to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, will become a giant Halloween village—frighteningly fun yet a secure, pedestrian-friendly playground for the young and young at heart. Children and their parents can run from their homes straight to the event grounds in their Halloween costumes, enjoying the benefits of living at the center of fun and dynamism.

“Halloween is always fun for kids, so we brought this tradition to Paseo de Roxas, and made it even better. We’d like the Makati community to enjoy this time-honored activity, right here where they live,” said Shiella Aguilar, Project Development Manager of Makati.

Halloween party goers can look forward to a wide range of activities at the Spooky Halloween Town featuring a Hideous Parlor, Masquerade Ball, Wishing Cauldron, Houdini’s Escape Challenge, Magic Monster Photo, Mini Monsters’ Pets, Imaginary Beasts and many more by Hedcen.  There will also be an Outdoor Classroom by PlayWorks, Decoupage by LaPomme and an exhibit on the Tungtong River Conservation at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

For those who simply want to enjoy the good food and lounge around, an Earth Music Jam and other musical performances await guests throughout the evening. 

An assortment of treats can be enjoyed from Salcedo Market vendors who will serve up their signature offerings– baked goods, artisanal delights, hometown favorites, and the most luscious concoctions whipped up by homegrown chefs and foodies.

Participating food vendors are Monster Burger, Elbert's Sandwiches, Saikuro Steak, La Cuisine, Old Fashion Tapa House, Chicken Inasal, Jiro's Lechon, No Fat No Glory, Llanes Farm, Delicane, The Commissary Kitchen, Authentic House of Curry, Merry Moo, Gostoso Piri Piri, Milea Bee Farm, Rafik Shawarma, Don Churro, Easternbloc Inc., Manong's Bagnet, Michelle's homemade putong ube atbp., Rita's Kitchen, Bersi Gyros Shawarma, Tuna Town seafood place, SCM Beverage, Stanford Shaw Brew, Cheryl's Cuisine, Margarita's Paella, Antipolo Delicacies, Pamangan, Bread Basic, and Haici Food Services.

The Makati Street Meet promises fun and excitement and the street vibe that is distinctly, uniquely Makati’s—the locus of the best food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings. This Halloween Street Experience will also showcase the city’s efforts to increase walkability in the area by providing fun-filled activities that encourage people to actively use its streets.

“The Makati Street Meet is another great way to let people discover that there’s lots to do and enjoy just by walking and exploring the streets of the city,” said Aguilar.

The Makati Street Meet is supported by Alveo and Hunt and Gather.

Admission to the street party activities is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit www.makeitmakati.com or like and follow Make It Makati on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.



PHILIPPINES (September 23, 2016)  --  Avid viewers of Jane the Virgin are surely in for a surprising treat when everybody’s favorite telenovela returns to Sony Channel for a third season this October.  
The new season begs an all-important question: Will Jane finally lose her virginity? And if she does, to whom? Will it be to her husband Michael (Brett Dier), who has loved her for a long time? To her boss Rafael (Justin Baldoni), who starts to have feelings for her? Or to Sam (Miles Gaston Villanueva), a childhood crush who suddenly vies for her affection? 
Jane continues to manage the many things going on in her life as she endures an unexpected change, and her life suddenly becomes as dramatic and complicated as the telenovelas she has always loved.

Jane the Virgin Season 3 premieres within 12 Hours of the U.S. telecast on October 18, every Tuesday at 8:50 pm.  First & Exclusive on Sony Channel

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, 
GSat Channel 48, Global Destiny Cable Channel 62, and Cable Link Channel 39.

About Sony Channel
Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle, and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.
Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming. Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage, and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish, and aspirational.
Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM. 

6th Jollibee Family Values Awards: Gabi ng Parangal Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino 2016

Makati City, Philippines - This is the first time that I have attended a grand awarding event by the country's leading fast-food brand, Jollibee which was recently held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. The 6th Jollibee Family Values Awards welcomed the new batch of outstanding Filipino families that inspired me with their admirable advocacies.

I admire them, who made it through the years with their solid foundation as a family. I remember few years ago planning to start my own advocacy, to build my own small library in our place and ask friends to donate books and coloring materials for kids, and it hasn't started until now. So, I know the feeling of how hard it is to begin. It is such a great joy seeing these families' succeed with their endeavors. Now, I am more inspired and understand that it doesn't have to start big to institute your goal to help. I am also happy that I brought my 11 year daughter, Rain. It is a great motivation for the both us. 

Mr. JJ Alano
President, Jollibee Philippines

"2016 marks the 6th year of our Jollibee Family Values Awards. Jollibee's annual advocacy program that aims to promote timeless Filipino family values. With the Filipino family at the core of Jollibee's brand, the JFVA is committed to reinforcing timeless and cherished values. We are proud to recognize families who can be considered as everyday heroes, families who truly exemplify how the power of the Filipino family values can nurture and continue building a nation that can sail through the various challenges and adversities."

A cash prize of P300,000 and a trophy designed by brass sculptor Michael Cacnio, and P10,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates  was awarded to the each five JFVA families and OFW Family of the Year. P50,000 cash, a plaque, and P3,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates was awarded to the recipients of the special citations. 

"Balangay" is the Award's theme, whose historical journey captures the solidarity, harmony, determination, courage, bravery and resilience of the Filipino family. 

2016 Jollibee Family Values Awards

Basa Family
Roxas City, Capiz
  • Rommel Bass, 48, Father
  • Analy Basa, 45, Mother
  • Cyprian Basa, 20
  • Zyque Basa, 18
The Basa family is a good example that I see as a great influence to our youth. As a family, they believe in the power of community development and their two children pursued various actions to share this passion. Cyp, their eldest child, pioneered "Farmer's Project" in 2011 that educated and trained more than 500 farmers in alternative pesticides. He managed cimmunity efforts since he was in high school. A role model to his younger sister, Zyque followed his footsteps by beginning community efforts through partnership with Balay Dalyunan that empowered people with disabilities. Rommel and Analy served as the advisers and sponsors of their kids and got so much involved with tbeir projects like feeding programs, relief operations and stress debriefing after Typhoon Yolanda hit their province. The Basa family, together, had launched and implemented more projects such as Sama Sama Tayong Lahat Organization, Exit Youth Capiz, Awit Para Sa Mga Bata, Sagip Kalikasan, Sagip Buhay, and Project Smile. 

Bumacas Family
Gapan City, Nueva Ecija
  • Donato Bumacas, 47, Father
  • Merlita Bumacas, 48, Mother
  • Lovelie Bumacas, 25
  • Ledona Bumacas, 21
  • Lyndon Bumacas, 19
Donito Bumacas, a proud member of the Kalinga tribe, strived hard to become a teacher due to struggles that is commonly experienced by people in minority groups. For him, education is the greates equalizer and best machine to develop the welfare of his tribe. Together with his family,  right after he got his PhD from Kalinga Apayao State University in 1996, they embarked their advocacy of educating and providing gor the needs of Indigenous People. It was a hard fight for Mr. Bumacas to constitute awareness and make room for the rights of the minority groups like the Kalingas, Aetas, Badjao and Igorots. The Bumacas family is also commited in environmental protection and reforestation, as well as provide feeding programs, school supplies and water pump dor the Aestas.
*The Bumacas family is also the rexipient of this year's special citation for Minority Groups.

Cabalza Family
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley
  • Ian Cabalza, 39, Father
  • Cecilia Cabalza, 39, Mother
  • Christopher Bryce Cabalza, 15
  • France Cabalza, 5
Dr. Cablaza started his free medical and surgical missions in 2006 aboutcthe same time when he installed a small clinic in his home. The clinic facilitates minor surgeries and consultations for children, adults, and the elderly, about 20 to 30 patienta a day. The Cablaza family have medical mission every month in different barangays, towns, and depressed areas in Tuguegarao, nad Cagayan Valley that benefits about 500 patients. Other than that, through Brigada Eskwela, they also give schools first aid kits and medicines.

Castaneda Family
Tandang Sora, Quezon City
  • Victor A. Castaneda, 52, Father
  • Elizabeth "Cheche" T. Castaneda, 50, Mother
  • Emalinda Victoria "Evee" T. Castaneda, 24
The birth of the I love Enzoe: Fight Against Cancer Foundation started out of the tragedy of losing their dearest little Enzoe in 2011. He was diagnosed whith cancer when he was only 2 1/2 years old. Whenever he goes out for check-ups, he would ask to buy candies for the indigent children of East Avenue Medical Center. When he passed away, the family was inspired with Enzo's generous heart to set up a foundation. since then, the family-run foundation provided for the needs of cancer patients at the EAMC throughfinancial assistance, sponsoring chemotherapies, and donating wheelchairs & patient's beds. To experience life to the fullest, they also spnsored children's parties and school activities. The Castaneda family is also involved in Christmas gift-giving activities in Tondo. 

Sola Family
Project 6, Quezon City
  • Joe Dean Sola, 53, Father
  • Ardis Sola, 56. Mother
  • Jerome sola, 20
  • Therese Sola, 19
  • Marian Sola, 10
The Sola family devote their lives in helping children by contributing to their basic needs like food and education. He Cares Mission Street Children Caring Center, a foundation founded in 1997 has already produced 19 college graduates, one of them is now working in Abu Dhabi, a successful architect. It all started as an intervention for street children through values formation that is now an organization with a holistic approach to develop children. Particular components include: Balik Aral, Balik Kalusugan, Balik Loob sa Diyos, Balik Bahay, and Balik Hanapbuhay. The family has grown to love and accept each of their roles in the advocacy that their parents have inculcated in them. 
*The Sola family is also this year's recipient of the Special Citation for Children.

Par family (OFW Family Category)
Saudi Arabia

  • Marciano Par, jr., 45, Father
  • Josephine Par, 47, Mother
  • Marc Joseph Par, 15
  • Marc Ian Par, 5
The Par family's ASTIG OFWCC (Overseas Filipino workers Cooperative Council) is a Filipino group designed in Saudi Arabia that intends to help and support Filipinos working and living with their families. Through ASTIG OFWCC, led by Marciano and Isabelita, it proves that Filipinos are always ready to help one another wherever they are in the world. The organization is a 40-member group that is conducted with regular activities including dinners for a cause to extend relief during disasters, distribute school supplies, conduct medical missions and education and livelihood seminars. The group also provide temporary shelter for OFWs through a Tent City and it strengthen ties among Filipinos as well. The whole family make it a point that they help in packing the supplies, distributing relief goods and by providing support to families away from home. 

6th Jollibee Family Values Awards
Special Citations

Arquiza Family
Daet, Camarines Norte
Special Citation for Education
  • Reynaldo Arquiza, 67, Father
  • Juliet Arquiza, 66, Mother
  • Rey Franco Arquiza, 38, Son
  • Ma. Soledad Arquiza, 33, daughter
  • Maria Regina Arquiza, 32, daughter
  • Gemmalyn Arquiza, 32,  daughter
The Arquiza family knows that education is very important. The siblings Rey, Soledad, Regina and Gemmalyn regard themselves blessed for getting scholarships in reputable schools, and to share their blessings, they instituted Aklatan sa Kostal in 2013.

Aklatan sa Kostal currently has four beneficialies, the barangays in their province of Daet, Camarines Sur -- Pambuhay, Magsalongsalong, Hinipan, and Matoogtog. At the beginning, their library contained books owned by the family and later on it grew with the donations from relatives, friends, and other concerned citizens. Today, it benefits more students from nearby universities, schools, and daycare center, that carries titles for all levels. Other than the books, the library have computers and audio-visual equipments like television sets and DVD players for film showings.

In addtion to Akalatan sa Kostal, the Arquiza family also provide free school supplies to underprivileged learners and grant scholarships to deserving students. They also intend to establish mobile libraries to more areas to bring the gift of education.

Cabading Family
Pasonanca, Zamboanga City
Special Citation for Environment
  • Alejandro Cabading, 54, Father
  • Lilibeth Cabading, 47, Mother
  • Lanvin Cabading, 27, son
  • Diane Angeli Cabading, 26, Daughter
  • Alejandro Cabading, jr., 23, Son
  • Christine Joy Cabading, 15, Daughter
The Cabading family is particular in caring for Mother Earth and to improve the lives of the people in need. In 2006, the family initiated Scubasurero because of their concern regarding the deterioration of Zamboanga's underwater treasures. It is a clean-up drive that is participated by volunteer scuba diversfrom Cebu and Bohol, combining their efforts to assist in cleaning and presrving the rich waters of Zamboanga's coastline.

The family also started the Hope for Kids Zamboanga Foundation, Inc., intended to help orphans. They also offer scholarships to exemplary students and to reach out to the less fortunate the family lead medical and dental programs. 

San Gabriel-Eng Family
San Francisco, California
Special Citation for Youth Empowerment

  • Harry San Gabriel-Eng, 49, Father
  • Mailou San Gabriel-eng, 52, Mother
  • Cassie San Gabriel-Eng, 12, Daughter
The San Gabriel-Eng family are joined together to share their blessings and lift up the lives of those in need. They keep their fellow Filipinos close to their hearts and do what they can to help even if they are living in the United States. Casie, at a young age, celebrates her birthday by leading fundraising activities that benefit various causes since she turned six. She's been exposed to the volunteer works of her parents who never get tired of helping charitable organizations. Casie also began a fund raising called Cassie's Bag of Dreams to provide backpacks and school supplies to encourage underprivileged pupils to persevere their education.

Vizcocho Family
La Trinidad, Benguet
Special Citation for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
  • Noli Vizcocho, 63. Father
  • Isabelita Vizcocho, 63, Mother
  • Jacqueline Vizcocho, 36, Daughter
  • Jill Vizcocho, 34, Daughter
  • Jennette Vizcocho, 33, Daughter
  • Joana Vizcocho, 28, Daughter
  • Josef Noli Vizcocho, 24, Son
The Vizcocho family's advocacy is to give extra care to the people with special needs. They made it their mission to raise awareness about Autism, because they know the joys and challenges of having a loved one with this condition. 

In 2000, Noli and Isabelita established the Baguio chapter of the Autism Society of the Philippines. It provides counselling and therapy sessions for those with autism, and to give support and guidance for their families. To nurture the talents of children with autism, they have some fun activities like photography and workshops.

Bumacas Family
Gapan City, Nueva Ecija
Special Citation for Minority Groups
(family's profile in 6h JFVA winners)

Sola Family
Project 6, Quezon City
Special Citation for Children
(family's profile in 6h JFVA winners)


Sen. Bam Aquino

TV host, Suzie entrata-Abrera

Mr. Francis Kong
Respected inspirational speaker and columnist

Audrey Tan-Zubiri
Columnist and child advocate

Atty. Adel Tamano
Coca-Cola Philippines,
 Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications

Darren Espanto

Boots Anson-Rodrigo
Mowelfund Trustee and President

4th Impact

Lim Family
Pasonanca, Zamboanga city
2013 JFVA Winner

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