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ADM Cares partners with Pawssion Project to advance pet welfare in the Philippines.

ADM, a global leader in human, pet, and animal nutrition, has partnered with Pawssion Project; a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming pets to advance pet welfare in the Philippines.

Through ADM Cares, the company’s corporate social investment program, ADM’s contribution is helping to build a dedicated 25 sqm space within Pawssion Project’s shelter specifically for paraplegic dogs and cats. This dedicated space will house a hydrotherapy facility to aid in the rescues’ rehabilitation efforts. At the same time, it will support nourishment of all pets. ADM Pet Nutrition will be donating complete and balanced petfood including Ganador® – a high quality dog food suitable for all breeds and life stages; and Minino® – a professional cat food for felines of all ages and sizes.

ADM Philippines lead by Clare Torralba, Director, Pet Nutrition, Asia Pacific excluding China, Raymond Molina, Trade Marketing Manager, APeC, Johanna Emata, ADM Philippines Business Development Manager – Pet Nutrition, Dr. Aileen Guerrero, Marcomms and Brand Experience Manager with Malou Perez, Founder, Pawssion Project Rescue Shelter and members of the media during the turnover ceremony held at San Jose Del Monte Bulacan.

At ADM, we truly believe in the power of community and compassion. Our partnership with Pawssion Project is a testament to our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the communities where we are present,” said Clare Torralba, Director, Pet Nutrition, Asia-Pacific excluding China (APeC). “Pawssion Project has an excellent track record in providing care and homes to rescued pets since 2018, and we were inspired to support their purpose and mission, so they can continue their important work to help improve pet welfare in the Philippines,” added Torralba.

ADM Cares is committed to improving the lives of people and animals in the communities where ADM operates, through monetary contributions and volunteerism to initiatives and organizations that are driving meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. This timely contribution will support Pawssion Project’s vision of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming abused and neglected pets.

ADM representatives Clare Torralba and Raymond Molinamingling
with some of the dogs and cats in Pawssion Project. 

These rescued animals will get to enjoy Ganador Premium Dog Food
and Minino Yum Cat Food.

The donation from ADM Cares is a significant boost for Pawssion Project, which relies on donations to fund its operations. Malou Perez, Founder of Pawssion Project, added, "We are incredibly grateful for the generous contribution from ADM Cares to support our mission to give stray animals a second chance at a happy life. With their partnership and the donation, we are now able to make our dreams for these pets come true. ADM's commitment to animal welfare is a shining example of how collective efforts can create a profound impact, and we truly believe that their support will open new doors for our organization to get support from the public and other private companies as well,” added Perez.

More than 300 dogs and 50 cats will get to benefit on the donation
made by ADM Cares to the rescued animals in Pawssion Project.

Johanna Emata, ADM Philippines Business Development Manager – Pet Nutrition, reiterates the company’s commitment in supporting organizations like Pawssion Project. “We believe that all animals deserve to be treated with love, kindness and compassion, and we want to help ensure that these shelters have the adequate resources to take care of the pets in their custody.” Raymond Molina, Trade Marketing Manager, APeC, added, “We will continue to support organizations that strive for a meaningful cause, and we hope this paves the way for a brighter future for our four-legged friends.”.


Pru Life UK, Prudence Foundation partner with ASSIST for Project Padayon.

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential plc in Asia and Africa, have joined hands with the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) for Project Padayon Bantayan Island.

The project which is funded by Prudence Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery Grant aims to help uplift the lives of residents of Bantayan Island, Cebu through a series of community-based training and development programs.

We’ve been supporting the Bantayan Island community for almost a decade now and we are happy to see how it has grown. With Project Padayon, we are positive that it will bring transformative improvements, enabling the residents to thrive in multiple aspects of their lives,’’ says Marc Fancy, Executive Director, Prudence Foundation.

Project Padayon will run from 11 July to 1 December 2023 and include workshops focused on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) empowerment, family health and nutrition, jobs and careers, disaster risk preparedness, and climate change resilience. Participants will receive modules that will be cascaded to up to 2,000 students and community members. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner once more with Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation. This partnership aims to empower the residents of Bantayan Island through a comprehensive learning program that will touch on different topics like financial well-being, health, and disaster resilience to help them prepare for the future,’’ says Francis Macatulad, Executive Director, ASSIST.

The project will culminate with an appreciation and recognition program in December, followed by a Pamaskong Handog with Habitat for Humanity communities that Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation helped build after typhoon Yolanda

Transforming lives in Bantayan Island

The project was launched at Beach Placid Resort in Santa Fe, Cebu and was attended by local government unit representatives and community leaders of Bantayan Island.

We are happy to be back in Bantayan Island and see familiar faces. At Pru Life UK, it is our mission to help Filipinos get the most out of life. This project is a big opportunity for us to fulfill our commitment to help Filipinos lead healthier and wealthier lives,’’ says Gizelle Camua, Vice President for Community Investment and Advocacy, Pru Life UK.

Close to 100 micro-entrepreneurs joined a workshop with the theme “MSME Empowerment.” Attendees received modules on business management, finance, and digital marketing materials, which will also be cascaded to 1,000 other micro- entrepreneurs. They also learned best practices from young local entrepreneurs that shared their real-life experiences.

In addition, over 80 mothers with their newborns were given free PRUMedCare Select Infectious Disease coverage plan as part of the PRUBabies campaign. The coverage offers cash assistance for diagnosis and death due to any of the four common types of infectious diseases: dengue, typhoid, measles, and malaria.

Propelling impactful conversations

Project Padayon is a continuing initiative rooted in Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation’s commitment to developing Filipino lives through impactful conversations on the importance of financial literacy and health awareness.

Pru Life UK has been actively involved in aiding Bantayan Island since 2013 by means of humanitarian initiatives, including gift-giving programs, the provision of essential food packages, and the establishment of water supply networks alongside the deployment of portable ultrasound machines.

The same year, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation launched Build Better Now. The project brought PRUVolunteers all over Asia and the United Kingdom to build 126 disaster-resilient homes and disseminate 183 motorized boats with fishing nets and 140 cycle pedicabs to Yolanda survivors on the island.

Build Better Now ran until 2017 and earned the Award of Merit under the Communications Management – Corporate Social Responsibility category.

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The Philippines’ grandest wedding expo returns on September 9-10 at SMX.

The grandest celebration of love and creativity makes a comeback this year as renowned events and wedding planning company Themes & Motifs proudly presents the Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition, The Best Bridal Fair of 2023.

A weekend event that is set to dazzle and inspire soon-to-wed couples, the Wedding Expo will take place on September 9 and 10, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at SMX Convention Center Manila in the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

This Wedding Expo will feature over 100 exhibitors, gown ateliers, and a one-of-a-kind culinary showcase spread across 3,000 sqm of space, covering everything needed to help make your dream weddings come true”, says Sharon Fabian, Managing Director of Themes and Motifs.

As part of the expo, Themes & Motifs will host Wedding Banquets Showcase: Grand Food Tasting Festival, unveiling delectable culinary creations from the country's finest caterers such as Hizon’s Catering, Josiah Catering, and Richgold Weddings. Indulge in exquisite flavors and impeccable service from trusted experts in the wedding banquet service.

This event will showcase the following:
  • Inspirational Exhibits: Walk through the awe-inspiring landscape of wedding themes and concepts designed by industry-leading event stylists and designers.
  • Supplier Showcase: Immerse in the best of the wedding industry, meeting over 150 premier wedding suppliers, including photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, bridal gown designers, and more.
  • Fashion Extravaganza: Witness the latest bridal fashion trends as celebrated designers unveil their breathtaking wedding gown collections.
  • Exclusive Offers: Take advantage of exclusive discounts and promotions available solely during the event.

Attendees will also have the chance to win a Pre-Nup Photoshoot Session with the renowned celebrity photographer Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings. That's not all – by booking onsite, you'll also be eligible to win a range of fantastic prizes including a 2-night stay for two at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria with daily breakfast, a 2-night stay for two at Sheraton Manila Hotel with daily breakfast, exquisite Elegant Wedding Rings from Goldenhills Jewelry, and the ultimate pairing: His and Hers iPhone 14.

Guests are encouraged to pre-register for the event on or before September 7 to enjoy a seamless entry process and receive exclusive offers.

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Moreover, celebrity couple Anthony & Maricel Laxa- Pangilinan will be launching their new marriage book "Marriage Is a Marathon: Run it One Step at a Time". Anthony & Maricel celebrate 30 years of blessings by co-authoring this must-read book for couples.

Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition is supported by Aquila Crystal Palace Tagaytay The Events Place; Goldenhills Jewelry; Nice Print Photo; Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Sheraton Manila Hotel, the official partner hotels; Tei Endencia, the official event stylist; and official media & events partners and Sound Level Production Equipment Rental.

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The Art of Body Shaping: Popilush's Top Shaper Dresses Are Worth the Investment

Maybe you invested a lot of money in items that didn't look good on you. Either because it was in fashion, or because a friend recommended it. Know that it's normal. When you don't know an efficient strategy, any outfit will do.

But everything changes when you start investing in assertive pieces like a dress with built in shapewear, for example. Shapewear should be an essential item in your closet because it is capable of delivering the best in any woman. So, get to know the main Popilush dresses that you should invest in initially.

1. Built-In Shapewear Slip Maxi Lounge Dress

A maxi lounge dress promotes perfect waist control through the double layer fabric. Choose colors that are trending like blue, pink and coral. Ribbed modal fabric is soft, breathable and moisture-wicking.

Built-in Shapewear Slip Mini Dress.

2. Built-In Shapewear Crew Neck Sleeveless Midi Lounge Dress

A dress with a round neck and sleeveless can give you a lot of elegance and be an ideal item to go to work. Midi length gives you many possibilities. It features comfortable modal fabric made from natural wood to encourage more ecologically conscious consumption. It features mesh fabric along the leg shapes to enhance curves.

3. Built-In Shapewear Modal Soft Lounge Dresses

You should invest in shapewear bodycon dress if you want a double dose of comfort. They have the same styling benefits but come in three different styles:
  • Slip Mini Dress
  • Slip Maxi Dress
  • Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
    Built-in Shapewear Modal Soft Lounge Dress.
You can invest in all three versions to create different looks for work and everyday life. They feature dual-layer waist control for perfect flattening of the tummy, creating a symmetrical and slim figure.

In addition, they promote the lifting of the butt through technology that delivers a BBL effect. The body shaper comes underneath, delivering a discreet modeling free of markings.

4. Built-In Shapewear Sexy Lace Slip Split Maxi Dress

Perfect for parties, graduations and even weddings. This shapewear dress features a deep V-neckline that helps shape an hourglass figure. You can also benefit from the adjustable spaghetti straps with delicate lace detailing that will give you just the right sexy look. The fabric is extremely soft. Breast lifting is guaranteed by the steel wire.

Built-in Shapewear Split Maxi Dress.

5. Built-In Shapewear Slip V-Neck Split Midi Dress

You can wear this dress to birthday parties or even some more formal evening event like a candlelight music concert which is super romantic. Combined with a square blazer it conveys elegance and good taste.

It's made of ultra-thin material with four-way stretch, giving you the extra comfort you're looking for in any outfit. In addition, it shapes the waist through the double- layer mesh fabric.

Adjustable straps allow this shaper dress to fit very well to any body type, becoming a democratic piece among women. Give preference to the vibrant color composed of red, which is on the rise among the main trends of the season.

Knit leg fabric shapes the legs for flattering, smooth curves. In addition, the side slit is a unique detail that helps in the composition of a perfect and well-structured body.


Pru Life UK named International Life Insurer of the Year for third consecutive row.

Insurance Asia Awards, one of the prestigious recognition programs honoring the most outstanding insurance companies in Asia Pacific, cited Pru Life UK as the International Life Insurer of the Year - Philippines for the third year. The award-giving body recognized Pru Life UK’s innovations, new products, strategic partnerships, and community investment initiatives related to youth financial literacy, climate health risk management, and OFW protection.

We are deeply honored to receive this coveted award for the third time in a row. Our heartfelt thanks to our employees, agency force, distribution partners, and more especially, our loyal customers for this remarkable feat,” said Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Executive Vice President and Chief Customer & Marketing Officer.

Adding to its growing list of accolades, Pru Life UK was also conferred with a Bronze Stevie at the recent Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for the Innovation in Internal Corporate Events category. The Byaheng PRU Engagement Program, a project of its Employee Welfare Committee, has been instrumental in fostering collaboration among employees from various divisions and empowering over 900 full-time employees to lead their own company-wide initiatives for growth and success.

Empowering Filipinos through financial inclusion and affordable protection

Over the past years, Pru Life UK has championed financial awareness, literacy, and inclusion among Filipinos through innovative insurance products.

One such product, PRUHealth FamLove, is a pioneering critical illness protection plan that covers up to 4 family members in a single policy, including adopted families, cohabiting couples, and same-sex partners.

Furthermore, through strategic partnerships with popular e-commerce platforms GCash and Shopee, Pru Life UK has made bite-sized insurance products even more accessible to its customers.

These recognitions inspire us to continue fulfilling our commitment to helping more Filipino families live healthier and wealthier. With our over 40,000 digitally empowered agency force, we remain dedicated to putting our customers at the heart of everything we do by providing inclusive and affordable products addressing their diverse needs,” said Tumbaga.

These awards mark another milestone for Pru Life UK as Prudential plc, its parent company, celebrates its 175th anniversary, including 100 years in Asia.

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