Lactum Encourages All of Us to Honor our Moms and Say It with #KungAlamMoLangMa

When was the last time you told your Mom you love her? That you appreciate her for all the times she stayed up late when you were sick or when you had to review for all your tests? How she cover your notebooks, neatly labeling your name or how she simply combed your hair? This Mother’s Day, Lactum asks each of us to tell our mom how much she means to us;  how we appreciate all the sacrifices she tries to hide from us; and, how seeing her happy is what also makes us happy.

This is the essence of Lactum’s Mother’s Day video #KungAlamMoLangMa. While moms love and care for their children completely and unconditionally, many still feel that they are missing out because they don’t spend as much time as they want with their kids. More than that, many moms feel that the struggles they go through each day just to make sure the kids are fed well, have clean clothes to wear, or do their homework are hardly noticed.  But as #KungAlamMoLangMa would show and prove: their children actually are aware of their mom’s feelings and are thankful for the sacrifices she makes.

Moms do what they do because of love. When children grow up happy and healthy and do well at home and in school, mothers feel fulfilled and validated that she has done right. A perfect example of this is when moms ensure that their kids grow up with all-around development by providing positive stimulation and proper nutrition that includes Vitaminized Lactum 3+ which has 5x more DHA and 50% Less Sucrose (Sugar) than its previous formulation. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain development during early childhood. Vitaminized Lactum 3+ also has nutrients that help promote bone growth and help strengthen the body’s immune system.

By providing their child with the proper nutrition for optimum all-around development plus important nutrients contained in every glass of Lactum, moms express the love they have for their kids.

But while a mother’s love is instinctive and unwavering, no other person can feel unappreciated more than a mother. While many children say “I love you” to their moms, these simple words are uttered less and less as they grow up.

This Mother’s Day,  Lactum encourages all sons and daughters to express their thoughts and feelings to their moms and draw inspiration from their heart-warming video #KungAlamMoLangMa.  The video seeks to counter any doubts that moms may have about themselves or the things they do. It honors moms by telling them the truth: that their children know and understand that mothers only want what’s best for them. More than that, it also shows moms that seeing them smile and be happy is just as important to their kids.

Lactum invites everyone to watch the #KungAlamMoLangMa video via this link https://youtu.be/9Ro2dG_jfWA. Also check out how Lactum’s mom Camille Prats showed appreciation for her mom in her post here: https://www.facebook.com/IAmCamillePrats/posts/524158459077826 and tell her how you feel. Lactum believes it is time to show moms that they are loved and appreciated not just on Mother’s Day but every day because nobody deserves a child’s love and appreciation more than a mom.

IQ may not be enough: Raising Mentally Resilient Children

It has been said time and time again: what all mothers want is for their children to grow up healthy, strong, and smart.

To achieve these, moms have long believed that apart from their kids’ physical well-being,  IQ  is the one facet that needs to be harnessed as it is akin to mental strength. That’s why moms prioritized fostering their children’s IQ, mainly intent on nurturing logic, memory, and language. However, in recent years, it has been discovered that mental resilience relies on the development of not only IQ but also EQ.

EQ or emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage one’s own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Recent studies point out the importance of EQ as part of a child’s holistic growth and in the development of mental health among children. Unfortunately,  nurturing EQ abilities such as confidence, sociability, attentiveness, etc. has been the missing part of the development of Filipino children for years.

Good news for moms as there is now a reliable way to nurture the EQ growth of kids above 3 years old. Moms can now help complete the #MissingHalf of their kids’ development with Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro along with proper nutrition and stimulation. Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro is the only one with the game-changing combination of MFGM Pro and superior DHA levels*, plus a prebiotic blend of HMO and FOS.

MGFM or Milk Fat Globule Membrane, which contains proteins and lipids such as phospholipids and sphingomyelin, plays an important role in supporting your child’s cognitive development and may help enhance a child’s EQ. DHA, on the other hand, helps support brain development.

Today’s millennial moms must understand that while building up IQ helps kids communicate, comprehend, memorize and reason more, EQ development will help their kids become more confident, optimistic, calm, sociable, alert, attentive, and good-tempered. When moms help foster both the EQ and IQ of their children in addition to giving them proper nutrition, stimulation, and  Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro, their children are set to have fulfilling childhoods, and achieve holistic development, and attain growth that may increase their chance for future success.

So moms, help raise your kids’ IQ and EQ advantage.  Nurture them with love and care– and help complete the #MissingHalf now through proper nutrition, stimulation, and Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro.

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*Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro 35mg vs. other premium milk brands

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Kristine Hermosa Never Settles for Anything Less

For a very long time, moms believed that apart from fostering health, immunity, and fitness, enhancing their kids’ IQ was the most important thing needed to ensure the development of their children. Little did moms know that there’s more to raising children with high IQ- and that they have been actually missing out on the other half which is vital to the mental health development of their growing kids: EQ or emotional intelligence.

Popular actress Kristine Hermosa, loving wife to Oyo Sotto and mother to five kids vouches for the importance of nurturing a child’s EQ, which she says should be given the same priority as honing their IQ.

While engaging her kids to join activities that intend to sharpen their IQ like reading educational books, building legos, and playing chess, Kristine also makes sure that she nurtures her kids’ EQ-  by teaching them skills related to confidence, behavior regulation, and independence.

She explains, “EQ is equally important to our family. There are times they get frustrated and lose heart, for example when doing homeschool or learning new sports, or when they cannot properly execute what they imagine–  we tell them that frustration comes with learning and they just need to persevere and not give up. When they face uncertainties, I believe that it’s their EQ that will help them overcome, apart from their personal relationship with the Lord. With EQ they are able to learn how to deal with success, heartbreaks, challenges and other situations and how to live in a world full of troubles and temptations”.

Making sure that her kids grow up with high EQ has reaped fruit. Kristine proudly cites 3 traits that best describe how her children exhibit good EQ:

  1. Caring– “They are responsible children even when we’re not around, the older kids are in charge of taking good care of their younger siblings, they help them shower, assist them when eating, reminding them to clean their mess, to pray, etc– though it’s not always perfect and peaceful as they are kids but overall, Oyo and I know that we can rely on them and that they are very careful not to break our trust.”
  2. Expressive– “They are very expressive with how much they love us. Or how sorry they are when they make a mistake.”
  3. Respectful– “They respect us and other people — they love helping others.”

In making sure her children grow up with high EQ, not just IQ,  Kristine says, “I really make sure that I am present in their lives. I help them in their daily routine and in their studies; I give them encouragement;  learn with them and support and discipline them. I take good care of them by providing for their needs and by giving them a healthy and balanced diet together with the Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro.”

Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro helps #CompleteTheMissingHalf needed for the proper holistic development of kids above 3 years old. With proper nutrition and stimulation, Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro is the only one with the powerful brain-boosting combination of MFGM Pro and superior DHA levels* to help raise your child’s IQ and EQ advantage—plus HMO 2’-FL to help support the immune system. Combined with a mother’s love and care, proper nutrition, stimulation, and Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro holds the key to a child’s holistic growth.

Understanding the importance of a balanced EQ enhancement and IQ enrichment to the mental resilience of children is crucial to a child’s growing years. That’s why other moms raising kids 3 years and older should take heed in the words of Mommy Kristine:  “Don’t settle for half. Help nourish both IQ and EQ to complete the #MissingHalf”.

Learn more about how to complete the #MissingHalf by visiting this link.

*Enfagrow A+ Four Nurapro 35mg vs other premium milk brands

Reference(s):
https://www.enfagrow.com.ph/development
https://www.enfagrow.com.ph/EnfagrowAII4

LG empowers women through technology

This Women’s Month, LG looks back throughout history to see how women’s role in society has evovled today.

While it remains to be an uphill battle, the gender gap seems to be getting narrower year after year.

It may be slow, but there is definitely progress and the goal of equality, freedom, and empowerment is within reach.

Technology plays a large role in breaking down gender stereotypes.

New innovations and groundbreaking advances in technology give anyone the ability to do jobs and chores that were otherwise gendered.

Housework, for example, has always been a role assigned to women by default.

LG has invested in numerous products aimed at giving women the freedom to explore their lives, outside the regular household chores.

As one of the trailblazers in technology and innovation, LG remains steadfast in its goal of simplifying work to make life good.

Through the simplicity and hassle-free nature of LG home appliances, everyone, especially women, is given more time and freedom to pursue and live the kind of life they want.

LG continuously commits to creating innovative products to support women. 

In its Women’s Month campaign, LG focuses on how its clothing care solutions, consisting of washing machines and dryers, can bring out the best version of you.

Instead of looking at laundry as a chore, LG makes doing the laundry complement your lifestyle while caring for your wash against wear and tear.

With intuitive controls and precise settings, you can do the laundry with a click of a button and live your best life.

The LG Styler is key to looking sharp in every outfit, especially for the ladies with a passion for fashion.

It refreshes and removes odors from fabrics, and utilizes LG’s TrueStreamTM technology to help reduce allergens and wrinkles in clothing.

This steamy assistant also has a dehumidifying function that can freshen up her walk-in wardrobe, keeping her ready to dress for success anytime,  stepping out in style.

Speaking more about the initiative, LG Managing Director Seungjae Kim said “Women’s Month is all about empowerment and freedom. We celebrate women all over the world and we hope that our innovations have played a part in achieving their goals. With the help of today’s technologies, LG celebrates these amazing women with modern solutions to help boost their quality of life.”

5 Laking Lamang Ways on how Camille Prats Ensures Her Child’s All-Around Development

Moms only want the best for their children because they want their children to be the best. This natural instinctive desire of mothers is a feeling moms know too well, celebrity mom Camille Prats included.

Despite her busy schedule, Camille makes sure the health and well-being of her kids are always front and center, explaining “I want to make sure that my kids grow up well and healthy, receiving proper nutrition, sleep, ample amount of playtime and more.”.

Raising kids while pursuing a career can be challenging. But, Camille continues to stretch her limits – and has found the following hacks and habits to make sure her kid is Laking Lamang in Brain, Bones, and Immunity as they grow up well and healthy:

Lamang Sa Brain

1. Encourage your children to be engaged with brain-stimulating activities that make use of strategies for their brain development. “For Nala, I usually prepare exciting games like puzzles and easy-to-understand board games that would help develop her brain activity such as logical thinking and concentration powers.”

Lamang Sa Immunity

2. Give them food that’s high in nutrients such as veggies, fruits, fish, nuts, and the like. She says: “It helps to know the nutritional value of the food you give to your kids to know which ones you should give more and give less of”.

3. Sleep is very important for a strong immunity! A well-rested child means there is a better chance that they are in a good mood to do things that can be educational for them.

Lamang sa Bones

4. Allow them to play and explore! Provide an environment that can help develop gross motor skills like climbing, running, balancing as well as activities to develop creativity and fine motor skills like arts and crafts, coloring, and writing.

Lamang sa All Around Development

5. Give them the right milk to help provide proper nutrition. She says: “There are times when they aren’t in the mood to eat, so giving them a glass of milk will help fill in the nutritional gap”.

Camille acknowledges that daily milk intake plays a major role in the growth of kids, so when it came to choosing the milk brand to give Nala, Camille consulted her pediatrician first. And after much thought, Camille chose Vitaminized Lactum 3+ considering the long-term benefits for her child.

Camille explains, “Sugar is one of the main culprits for almost all kinds of diseases. So, when I found out Lactum 3+‘s new formula has less sucrose now, no doubt I am choosing Lactum 3+ for my child. She may notice a change in taste but I’ll help her transition to the new formula gradually. Nandoon naman ang transition scooping guide sa box or I’ll mix the plain variant with Lactum 3+ Choco. I actually want to try creative ways of helping my child consume it, baka pwede with fruits as a shake”.

Vitaminized Lactum 3+’s new and improved formula has 5x more DHA and 50% Less Sucrose (Sugar) versus its previous formulation. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain development during early childhood. Vitaminized Lactum 3+ also has nutrients that help promote bone growth and help strengthen the body’s immune system.

And Camille couldn’t be happier with the results. Camille’s pediatrician assessed Nala to be taller for her age, very sharp, clever, and athletic. Camille shares: “With Vitaminized Lactum 3+ to help ensure her all-Around Development with proper nutrition and stimulation, Nala is growing up to be a well-rounded child who is always curious, ready to explore, and seldom gets sick. Camille adds that Nala, who is turning 5 this year, still enjoys Vitaminized Lactum 3+ and loves the taste of both the plain and choco flavor variants!

Moms everywhere can learn a thing or two from Camille and give kids aged above 3 years old the New and Improved Formula of Vitaminized Lactum 3+ “para Laking Lamang sa all around development (with proper nutrition and stimulation) ng anak mo”.

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The Women of ARTipolo launched their fourth exhibit entitled “Mujeres del Artes 4”

ARTipolo Group Inc., founded in 2014, a multi-awarded group of local artists hailing from Antipolo celebrates International Women’s Month as they launched an art exhibit at Le Blanc Hotel & Resort in Antipolo City on March 6, 2022.

The pandemic has also greatly affected the art industry but these local artists remained resilient. Making ends meet, from online exhibitions now back to conventional showcasing of artworks. The government’s lowered restrictions have paved its way to the revival of the annual event entitled “Mujeres del Artes 4”, which should have been on its 5th year already if not only for the pandemic lockdowns. The said event is spearheaded by ARTipolo President Leopoldo A. Mesina Jr. and event Chairwoman and also a Board Member, Dr. Chrisellie C. Guzik.

“To all  women, always remember your value. We are all worthy. Let us all promote a gender equal world. Free from bias, discrimination and stereotypes.” -Dr. Chrisellie C. Guzik.

It is an all-women art exhibit celebrating womanhood, women empowerment, breaking the barriers of gender inequality, and most of all promoting Filipina artistry. The event has been graced by the honorable Antipolo City Vice-Mayor Josefina “Ka Pining” Gatlabayan together with various local guest artists.

This is a project in collaboration with Le Blanc Hotel & Resort and the Soroptimist International Philipines. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the foundations and charitable institutions supported by the said group.

Calling out all art collectors and enthusiasts! Drive up to the mountains and check out these awesome collections of artworks courtesy of the women of ARTipolo. The exhibit runs up until the 9th of April 2022.

For more information, kindly visit their social media pages:

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Artipolo
IG: https://www.instagram.com/artipolo_official/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Artipolo_Group
YouTube: Artipolo Group
Website: https://artipologroup.wixsite.com/

*ALL PHOTOS CREDIT TO JM G. GUZIK

Tolak Angin supports community pantries during trying times

Despite the many challenges our country is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos continued to uphold the spirit of bayanihan through the launch of community pantries in different neighborhoods and localities.

These community pantries provided a space for those who have extra to share their blessings so that those in need can survive their day-to-day ordeal.

It inspired many individuals and families, as well as small to large companies to pool together resources to give ayuda to those in need.

Tolak Angin is among those that stepped up to do their part in helping these community pantries achieve their goal of alleviating some of the struggles of our fellow Filipinos.

Some of the community pantries that Tolak Angin has supported include the Taytay Community Pantry, Cogeo-Antipolo Community Pantry, Marikenya Community Pantry, Nagtahan Community Pantry, Divisoria Market Community Pantry, Winnarey Community Pantry, Nangka Community Pantry, Persons with Disabilities Community Pantry, and many more.

Tolak Angin, with the help of key influencers, will also donate Tolak Angin Anak to community pantries in their respective neighborhoods.

Tolak Angin Anak is suitable for children 2 years old and up. It contains Tolak Angin’s 12 signature herbal ingredients with added Cornu Bubali, which is a known natural fever reliever.

It helps boost children’s immune system and aid in relieving early signs of weakened immunity, such as colds, chills, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, stomachache, bloating, and reduced appetite.

With children now unable to go out and mingle with their friends and classmates like they used to, they need extra care when it comes to their health and overall wellness. 

Tolak Angin Anak is available in 7-Eleven, Southstar Drug, Watsons, Mercury Drug, and other leading drugstores nationwide.

For children 7 to 12 years old, the recommended dosage is one sachet three times a day, while kids 12 years and older can take up to two sachets three times per day.

Kids can take them directly from the sachet or added to half a glass of warm water.

Tolak Angin Anak has been specifically formulated to have a taste children will love.

For more information on Tolak Angin Anak and other Tolak Angin products, visitwww.tolakangin.com.ph

TECNO Mobile celebrates local community heroes

Premium smartphone brand, TECNO Mobile recently completed its first CSR campaign in the Philippines, as a way of giving back to the community.

Following the successful releases of its latest mobile phones in the country, namely the Spark 7 Series, Pova 2 gaming phone, and the CAMON 17 Series, TECNO Mobile aims to become part of the nation’s journey in rising up from life’s challenges by showing support to the community.

Three partner beneficiaries representing different pillars of the community were the recipients of donations made by TECNO Mobile for this CSR campaign.

These are Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish, Project Malasakit, and the City of Manila through the Office of Mayor Isko Moreno.

Separate handover ceremonies were held for each of the beneficiaries, the first of which was held on July 13th, at the Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish, located in the middle of Bgy. Payatas, an area deemed a hazardous place to live due to its proximity to an open area for solid waste disposal.

This church’s leaders and volunteers provide education and livelihood opportunities for the urban poor community living in Payatas, funded by donations from different entities.

For its own CSR campaign, TECNO Mobile, represented by TECNO Mobile Limited’s Brand Marketing Director for Philippines Jason Liang donated Php 100,000 to the parish, along with 10 smartphones to be shared with hardworking parish volunteers, who tirelessly organize and facilitate activities such as community pantries, counseling, webinars, and online masses.

The donations were received by Rev. Fr. Peter Hequillan,CM.

The second handover ceremony also took place on July 13th, at the Tikme Dine restaurant in Quezon City, this time with Project Malasakit as the beneficiary.

Project Malasakit is a scholarship program, which aims to bridge the gap between Filipinos who want to help and Filipino children who need the assistance.

Its goal is to provide these children with proper education, enabling them to change their own lives for a better future.

Thirty TECNO Mobile smartphones plus Php 100,000 were given to Project Malasakit by Mr. Liang and were graciously received by its founder, Kara David, together with two of her scholars, Lilian Ambrocio and Mauwe Liwanag. 

The final donation handover took place on August 6th at the Office of Manila City Mayor, Isko Moreno.

Mayor Isko is known for his service to the local community, aided by his team of volunteer workers who man community hotlines, respond to reports, handle coordination for projects such as the recent vaccine rollout, and work at local public schools for teachers.

For these community heroes, TECNO Mobile has donated 50 smartphones, and Php 200,000 through the mayor’s office. The donation was handed over by the TECNO Mobile Limited executives for the Philippines, headed by CEO Lindsay Guan, and received by Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno.

The selection of local heroes as beneficiaries for this campaign also aligns perfectly with the reel- and real-life heroism of TECNO Mobile’s CAMON 17 brand ambassador, Hollywood actor Chris Evans.

TECNO Mobile’s CSR campaign was kicked off with an online photo exhibit, which featured thought-provoking images that capture the beauty of life, taken by top local photographers using CAMON 17 smartphones.

A selfie advocacy campaign was also launched, encouraging the online community to get involved by sharing their own selfies for a cause.

Anyone can join by simply posting a selfie on Facebook, which features their advocacy. The photo must include a caption with a brief description of the advocacy, along with the hashtags #TECNOMobileCares, #CtheBestofYou, and #SelfieAdvocacy.

The best photo and caption will be selected by TECNO Mobile representatives, and the winner will be awarded a CAMON 17 smartphone. 

To stay updated on the latest news about the CAMON 17 series, as well as exclusive deals and promos from TECNO Mobile, be sure to like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite smartphones and gadgets.

Eden celebrates a Mother’s Unconditional Love in new film

This Mother’s Day campaign by Eden cheese breaks boundaries as the Mondelez Philippines brand launched their bold new film entitled, Unconditional.

Directed by Carlos Palanca-awardee Antoinette Jadaone, the film sheds light on the plight of moms who may lack support, which is a topic often not discussed, but is quite familiar to us all and is important as it plays an integral role in nurturing the light of our homes.

The film emboldens how unconditional love and acceptance empowers single moms, and moms from all walks of life.

This Mother’s Day and beyond, the brand aims to unite moms and support them, so they can create many savor-worthy moments to nurture stronger family connections.

To celebrate this special day and remember all the hardships and sacrifices that moms from all walks of life had to endure through different phases of their motherhood, Eden held the virtual event Eden Speaks – A Mother’s Day Forum.

The event, hosted by Issa Litton, was graced by special guest speakers such as Bettina Carlos-Eduardo, a mompreneur, content creator, and author; Techie Dy, Consultant of RMT-Cefam, Ateneo, and is a PhD Candidate of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Philippines; and Kristine Enriquez, Eden Cheese Marketing Manager.

For the past four decades, Eden has been a trusted ally of moms for providing delicious meals for her and her family. The event cements the brand’s commitment to being their ally in all aspects and facets of her life.

For Eden, this translates to empowering the diverse Filipino motherhood journeys, not just single moms, through celebrating their unique and evolving roles amidst today’s ever-changing world.

During the event, Bettina Carlos-Eduardo shared, “There were times when Gummy was growing up, that I felt it was all just me. I am to work and I am to watch after her, which is the life mindset of a typical single mom.

“The load lightened when I found my source of personal salvation and started to have a community of other parents. Of course, I still had my mom and grandmother who would look after Gummy when I had to work.

“But inevitably there were several overwhelming situations that would make me ask myself – ‘how am I going to do all these things alone?’ There are only 24hrs in a day and yet a gazillion things to do!

“Life didn’t come with a manual for parenting, especially for solo parents. And 11years ago there were no videos on YouTube or many resources available online to help navigate through this. That would have made the road an easier one to travel.”

Bettina was a single mom for a decade, but recently ‘graduated’ from the status and is married for five months now.

“Motherhood did not really change when I married. It still has its set of challenges that evolve as Gummy matures.

“My faith has seen me through all those years and it is just a blessing to have a physical partner now to share the load and the journey.

“This Mother‘s Day, I celebrate both my current season and former shaping years. I look back at 10 years of the most gratifying years of my life I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.

“I appreciate how Eden is so courageous to speak up about and open this conversation acknowledging the many challenges of solo parents that people don’t often talk about.

“Just as there are many savor-worthy ways to bond with your family by cooking in the kitchen with Eden, there are also many ways to showcase support for different kinds of moms in the simplest way we know how,” she added.

“Eden cheese is a brand that has been celebrating moms from all walks of life and their role in bringing families together for the last 36 years.

“This Mother’s Day, we wanted to shed light on a silent reality in the Philippines, and how important unconditional love and parental support plays in fostering acceptance and empathy for each unique motherhood experience.

“We want to empower and unite moms to share their personal stories about their own journey, and to showcase how we are one with them in embracing all flavors of motherhood, even in the most difficult of situations,” said Kristine Enriquez, Eden Cheese Marketing Manager.

“We believe that by uniting moms from different walks of life, all flavors of mothers can be inspired by the different savor-worthy ways to bring the family together,” she adds.

To know more, visit https://web.facebook.com/EdenCheesePH/ and check out EdenSpeaksPH.

PLDT Home celebrates different parenting styles with #NoMomLikeYou

A perfect home is a place where families feel safe, can build relationships, and make meaningful memories with each other.

It is not defined by how big your house is or even if it’s as spic-and-span as those we see in magazines or on TV.

Still, many parents face the constant challenge of being judged and shamed for the way they raise their families, which may be a little out-of-the-box from what many Filipinos have been accustomed to.

As Mother’s Day approaches, PLDT Home tackles the topic of unique parenting styles and real stories of parents who continue to overcome parent-shaming, the struggles of parent guilt, and the challenges of raising young children in this pandemic in its new #NoMomLikeYou video series featuring Andi Manzano-Reyes, Camille Co, and Marie Lozano. 

For Andi Manzano-Reyes, a mother of two girls (Olivia and Amelia), while pandemic parenting has been tough, the solid support system of her loved ones helped her get through and overcome parent guilt.

“Stop second-guessing yourself, go by it daily, and be focused. I’m thankful for the support system I have at home: the whole pandemic has made me realize the core people I need in my life,” she said.

Media personality Marie Lozano shares, “Pre-pandemic, I was out a lot for work and I missed out on a lot of things with my son. This situation where we are now has made me realize what really matters. We have such high expectations for ourselves in how we parent but what matters most is we show or remind our children that we love them.”

As a new mom, Camille Co reveals that there’s a whole lot more about parenting that people don’t see on social media.

She says, “Being able to grow a human inside you and sustain the baby once you give birth is the most special thing that a mother can experience. But it’s not all peaches and cream. Sometimes you get so sad and frustrated and it’s okay. We need to trust the process and enjoy this experience as parents.”

Indeed, there is no one-size-fits-all in parenting. And to honor parents for their relentless efforts and unique ways to raise their children the best way they can, PLDT Home fosters a movement that inspires them to embrace their own parenting styles and support one another to do the same.

As the country’s fastest fixed network, PLDT Home enables families to enjoy the strongest connections that allow them to do all things better and together at home.

PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Home Business Butch G. Jimenez shares, “Digital connectivity has always been at the core of every home. PLDT continues to innovate and provide the most reliable digital services so that families can stay strongly connected and do better at home with our fastest home broadband.” 

In the new video series, PLDT Home emphasizes that “there’s no time like this and there’s no parent like you.”

Watch the latest heartwarming digital video series in this link: PLDT HOME and join the movement by posting online with the hashtag #NoMomLikeYou.