Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why Do I Want An Adtel Home Solar Kit

My mom has hyper tension and her normal blood pressure is 120/100 but every month my moms blood pressure would shoot to 200/180 and that is because of her Meralco bill.

For this month's billing statement her bill is Php3,700 plus which is kinda odd and too expensive for her regular consumption.  She only uses TV when her soap operas are on, her fridge is on half the day mostly at night so she can have ice all day,  she doesn't use air con because the house is well ventilated just a fan occasionally, and a desktop computer .

I would try to calm my mom down by telling her that Meralco again issued an increase in the bill, which doesn't help at all, and explain to her about the system loss, which she believe she shouldn't be paying at all.  My mom can't understand that Meralco Distribution charges she has to pay either.
I want this cycle of calming my mom down and stop the worst thing ever if her bill reaches Php6,000 in the coming months because of the impending hike in the electricity rates again.  I would like my mom to have the Adtel Home Solar Kit so my mom can enjoy her telenovelas and we don't have to worry about her blood pressure shooting up to an uncontrollable level.

Please help me win this Adtel Home Solar Kit for my mom by clicking this Facebook like button .  Thanks so much!  This is my entry for the LopezLink contest.
I really think we shouldn't be paying the system loss and other charges we didn't consume, what do you think?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CONTEST ALERT: Win An Avon Loot Bag And Mega Impact Lipsticks

Avon a company made for women,  is celebrating the mega impact women has done in the lives of the people around them be it their family, friends, relatives, officemates or even strangers.  

A loot bag full of Avon products and their recently launched Ultra Rich Mega Lipstick(s) is up for grabs at Earthlingorgeous.com all you have to do is post a comment about your mega impact advocacy or any achievement personal or organization you are joining that you are proud of.

Tell the world how powerful women are share your mega impact advocacy!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Do You Know Where Your Medicines Come From?

I together with six other mom bloggers were privileged to find out how popular over-the-counter medicine brands and vitamins we often use were made and I was definitely assured of the cleanliness and quality Unilab has put on every product.

We were taken for a tour at their manufacturing plant , the Amherst Plant in Laguna. (read more about the tour here) .  Then we ate lunch at Conti's Nuvali branch and were given a relaxing whole body massage at the Indulgence Spa also in Nuvali.

My good news is a second batch of moms will get the chance to experience the same things we did on this tour. Please await for details in the coming post soon or from the other moms in the trip like Earthlingorgeous, Pehpot, Tetcha, Michelle, Jing, and Chats.


Monday, August 2, 2010

First Week Of August Is Breastfeeding Week

From 1-7 August 2010, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), and breastfeeding
advocates in more than 170 countries worldwide will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week for the 19th year with the theme “Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps. The Baby-Friendly Way”.

Research shows that the best feeding option globally is the initiation of breastfeeding within the first half hour
of life, exclusive breastfeeding for a full six months and continued breastfeeding through the second year or
beyond. Breastfeeding improves short and long term maternal and child health; and thus contribute to the
attainment of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) 4: REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY and 5
IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH, to which many countries and agencies are committed.

UNICEF recently noted that the reduction of child deaths from 13 million globally in 1990 to 8.8 million in
20081 is partly due to the adoption of basic health interventions such as early and exclusive breastfeeding.
More and more studies have shown that implementation of the Ten Steps with continued postnatal support
contributes to increased breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding at the local, national and global
levels. 2,3,4 Today, an estimated 28% of all maternity facilities in the world have at some point implemented the Ten Steps which has contributed to an encouraging increase in breastfeeding rates despite aggressive commercial promotion of infant formula and feeding bottles.

However this is a far cry from the original goal of ALL maternity facilities practising the Ten Steps by
1995 as stated in the Innocenti Declaration (1990) on the protection, promotion and support of
breastfeeding which had outlined what countries should do to support breastfeeding.

In 2005, fifteen years after the original Innocenti Declaration, the Innocenti+15 Declaration had called
upon individuals, health care professionals, communities, governments and multilateral, bilateral
organisations and international financial institutions to ensure that all women can succeed in

In 2007, UNICEF and WHO completed an update and revision of the Baby-Friendly materials which
acknowledge new research and experience, and suggest new approaches to Baby-Friendly beyond the
maternity hospital in other health settings and in the community.

Action at community level is particularly important since globally only 56% of women deliver their
babies in a health facility, (only 33% in the least developed countries) and they may be discharged
within a day or two. Women need ongoing support in the community whether they deliver in hospital or
at home.

Whilst rates of exclusive breastfeeding have increased in many countries, there has been stagnation or
decrease in some, partly because reduced political support for BFHI and poor compliance with the Ten
Steps in BFHI certified facilities.

Recent studies have shown that with more of the Ten Steps in place, the more likely women are to
achieve their breastfeeding goals.5 This confirms that importance for every maternity, hospital, clinic
and community to strive to increase the number of steps in place, even if they cannot achieve all ten
steps immediately. Therefore every step counts!

‘Let’s join hands in taking the reliable Ten Steps
to making this world
a Baby-Friendly World!’