Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Milo Marathon pledges shoes for 4,000 kids

SOURCE: abs-cbnnews.com


MANILA, Philippines — A total of 4,000 children will receive new running shoes this Christmas, courtesy of the 34th National MILO Marathon (NMM).

The event's finals were held Sunday, with Filipinos Eduardo Buenavista and Flordeliza Donos ruling the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

Buenavista won his third crown, clocking 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds, racing past Kenyans Willy Tanui (2:29:00) and William Kipyedo (2:30:19). He had previously won the 2002 and 2008 titles.

Meanwhile, criminology graduate Donos also kept the Philippine flag flying high, finishing at 3:05:07.

She crossed the finish line ahead of Kenyan Susan Jemutai (3:05:52) and Filipino Mary Joy Tabal (3:08:38).

The race started at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, with the number of participants reaching 15,000.

The NMM had 17 regional races across the country for the past 6 months.

Part of the proceeds from the 17 legs have already been used to donate 3,600 pairs of shoes to school children from Manila, Dagupan, Baguio, General Santos, Davao, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, Ilo-Ilo, San Pablo, Naga, Batangas, Puerto Princesa, Tarlac, Olongapo, Butuan, and Cagayan de Oro.

"The root of this advocacy lies in our belief that we’re not just giving these children running shoes. We’re giving them something that they can wear to school, for sports and other activities. It’s definitely a step to help them reach their true potential and be the best that they can be," race organizers said on the event's official website — With reports from The Philippine Star

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nestlé planning 2 major plants here in next 10 years

SOURCE: Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines – Nestlé SA said it will add two “major” plants in the Philippines in the next ten years to further expand its production capacity in the country.


Nestlé Philippines chairman John Miller was quoted at the groundbreaking ceremony for the P4.3 billion new factory in Tanauan, Batangas to be made over the next two years.

Miller also said that 2010 has been a “good year, with sales likely reach P95 billion.

The new factory in Batangas is expected to be completed in March 2012. It is situated on a 27-hectare site and will produce Coffee-Mate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear Brand Powdered Milk Drink.

Miller said that with continued growth in demand for the two brands, both of which are market category leaders, the factory will increase much-needed manufacturing capability. The domestic market demand in 2010 for Bear Brand and Coffee-Mate is projected to grow by 19% and 8%, respectively, with Bear Brand exports under the brand name Everyday seen to grow by 38%.

“In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate one hundred years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country. Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of Creating Shared Value (CSV) for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering Nutritious, Health and Wellness products,” Mr. Miller said.

The Tanauan factory, which will contribute to the growth of the domestic economy, will initially provide direct employment for a new work force of 170, while creating many other jobs in businesses supplying the facility with raw materials and services.

Apart from the new factory’s construction, Nestlé is also continuing to invest in its four existing facilities in Cagayan de Oro, Cabuyao, Lipa and Pulilan, especially in technology and equipment to enable the company to meet increasing demand for its products.

Source URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/289138/nestl-planning-2-major-plants-here-next-10-years

Nestlé sets expansion of plant in Batangas

By Ma. Elisa P. Osorio (The Philippine Star)
Updated November 24, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - Nestlé Philippines is planning at putting up two major facilities in its Batangas plant in the next 10 years in addition to a new P4.3-billion factory that will produce powdered milk and non diary coffee creamer.

President Aquino yesterday led the groundbreaking for the P4.3-billion factory in Tanauan, Batangas.

The factory, which is expected to be completed in March 2012, is situated on a 27-hectare site and will produce Coffeemate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear BrandPowdered milk drink. Once the factory is operational, the Philippines will become the Coffeemate hub in Asia. Among the Asian countries, the Philippines is the largest consumer of Coffeemate.

Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO John Miller said that with the continued growth in demand for the two brands, both of which are market category leaders, the factory will increase much-needed manufacturing capability. The domestic market demand in 2010 for Bear Brand and Coffeemate is projected to grow by 19 percent and eight percent, respectively, with Bear Brand exports under the brand name Everyday seen to grow by 38 percent.

“In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate one hundred years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country,” Miller said.

“Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of creating shared value (CSV) for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering Nutritious, Health and Wellness products,” he added.

The Tanauan factory, which will contribute to the growth of the domestic economy, will initially provide direct employment for a new workforce of 170, while creating many other jobs in businesses supplying the facility with raw materials and services.

Apart from the new factory’s construction, Nestlé is also continuing to invest in its four existing facilities in Cagayan de Oro, Cabuyao, Lipa and Pulilan, especially in technology and equipment to enable the company to meet increasing demand for its products.
 Nestlé’s local investments in the past five years have totaled close to P 10 billion, with about 80 percent allocated for existing facilities to generate higher efficiencies and to protect the environment, while the balance 20 percent was deployed into sales infrastructure, distribution, and IT systems.

In 2009, Nestlé Philippines produced almost half a million metric tons of coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream, chilled dairy, and breakfast cereals.

The Nestlé business in the Philippines has grown in the last five years by an average of P 4.6 billion annually. With sales of almost P 86 billion in 2009, the company paid some P10.6 billion in taxes, a 20 percent increase over 2008.

Nestlé may put up 2 more facilities in PH Construction of P4.3-B plant underway

SOURCE: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: November 23, 2010


MANILA, Philippines—Food and beverage giant Nestlé Philippines may put up two additional facilities on its 27-hectare property in Tanauan, Batangas within the next 10 years.


The two new facilities will complement the P4.3-billion non-dairy coffee creamer manufacturing plant that the company hopes to complete in March 2012.


President Aquino on Tuesday attended the ground-breaking rites for the company’s P4.3-billion plant in Batangas.


Once operational, the facility will produce Coffee Mate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear Brand Powdered Milk products.


“We look forward to further expansion once we’ve gotten this phase complete,” Nestlé Philippines chair and chief executive John Miller said during Tuesday’s ground-breaking ceremony.


Since Coffee Mate and Bear Brand are both market category leaders, there is now a need to put up a new factory to boost the company’s manufacturing capability, Miller said.


Local demand for Bear Brand this year is seen to increase by 19 percent, while that for Coffee Mate is expected to grow by 18 percent.


Bear Brand exports, marketed under the brand name Everyday, will likewise post an estimated 38 percent growth this year.


“In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate 100 years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country,” Miller said.


“Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of creating shared value for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering nutritious health and wellness products,” he added.


Once operational, the Tanauan factory will generate employment for 170 individuals at the onset.


According to a Board of Investments approval issued in September, the new Nestlé plant had the potential to employ as many as 478 people.


Aside from the new Tanauan plant, Nestlé had also committed to invest in its existing factories in Cagayan de Oro City, Cabuyao in Laguna, Lipa in Batangas, and Pulilan in Bulacan.


Most of these investments were for technology and equipment upgrades.


Over the past five years, Nestlé’s investments in its local operations had reached almost P10 billion. Around 80 percent of this amount had been used to improve existing facilities.


The balance of the investments was spent on sales infrastructure, distribution, and information technology systems.


The company last year manufactured close to 500,000 metric tons of coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition products, ice cream, chilled dairy, and breakfast cereals.


Average annual growth of the company’s Philippine business was placed at P4.6 billion. Sales from last year alone reached P86 billion.


For this year, Miller said, Nestlé’s four existing plants should have a turnover of around P95 billion. Abigail L. Ho, with a report from Bloomberg

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nestle Philippines Video: Wellness Exercise "Push Ups"




The following exercises were chosen on the basis of the body parts they will improve. Seven body parts were identified and two exercises were chosen per body part. These exercises may be performed one after the other, in sequence, during one training session, allowing a minute or two of rest in between sets, and around 2 to 3 minutes rest in between exercises. OR, in several bouts of one to two exercises per bout in a day or on consecutive days until all exercises in the roster are done, making one cycle of exercises. After which a new cycle of the exercises can be started.

It may also be done in circuit fashion, doing one set of each of the exercises, one after the other, without resting. Rest is only allowed after all exercises are done one set each. A two to three minute rest is then taken before starting a new circuit. Two to three circuits or sets maybe done.

For optimal gains, do two to three sets, two to three times weekly, on non-consecutive days. One may also choose to do a particular exercise more often if one wishes to emphasize on a particular body part.

Consistently doing the exercises will provide improvements to one's exercise and functional capacity. The exercises will be easier to do and gains will plateau. In this case, one may increase the number of repetitions by two repetitions each time until 20 repetitions per set is reached. After that, resistance may be increased by adding medicine balls to the movements, or in case they are already being used, wielding heavier and bigger medicine balls.

Since the exercises are of a light index of difficulty, a warm up is optional. If so desired, it may consist of a two to three minute walk, 10 to 15 knee bends, and eight to ten repetitions of single leg toe touches for each leg.

CHEST
Push ups

• Support the upper body with both hands, (shoulder-width apart, with fingers pointing forward) and the lower body with your feet. Trunk should be normally aligned , as in the standing position. Women may support their lower body with their knees in case they have difficulty maintaining trunk position
• Flex the elbows, lowering the body until almost touching the ground
• Then raise yourself back up to the starting position
• While doing so, make sure the hips go up at the same time as the shoulders. This may be done by tightening the abdominal area when pushing up.
• Do eight to ten repetitions

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nestle Philippines TV Commercial: Nestle All-Purpose Cream "Anticipating Boy"




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Nestle Philippines TV Commercial: Nido 3+ "More Milk, Less Sugar"



Latest More Milk, Less Sugar campaign of Nido 3+ featuring Kris Aquino and Bimby.


CLIENT
Nestlé Philippines

Sandra Puno - Communications Director
Eugene David - Business Executive Manager, DHNS
Ellen Grace Isturis - AVP, Consumer Marketing Manager
Susana Aquino - Consumer Marketing Manager
Raymond Lagdameo - Consumer Marketing Manager


AGENCY
Publicis Manila


Peachy Bretaña - Creative Director
JR Zarzoso - Senior Art Director
Gideon Lanot - Art Director
Rommel Mariano - Business Unit Director
Roan Ebrahim - Account Director
Jess Geli/Anna Feliciano - Senior Account Managers
Jem Lim - Broadcast Producer
Trisia Bustamante - Associate Producer


PRODUCTION HOUSE
Provill

Stephen Ngo - Director
Shayne Sarte - Cinematographer - Assistant Director (for child talent)
Adelina Leung - Production Designer
Juan Sarte - Make-up Artist
Lowell Buenaventura - Hairstylist
Liz Uy - Stylist
Dr. Arnel Nuguid - Pediatrician
Weng Marcelino - Executive Producer
Lemon Atencio - Production Manager

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Nestle Philippines Video: Wellness Exercise "Side Lunges"




The following exercises were chosen on the basis of the body parts they will improve. Seven body parts were identified and two exercises were chosen per body part. These exercises may be performed one after the other, in sequence, during one training session, allowing a minute or two of rest in between sets, and around 2 to 3 minutes rest in between exercises. OR, in several bouts of one to two exercises per bout in a day or on consecutive days until all exercises in the roster are done, making one cycle of exercises. After which a new cycle of the exercises can be started.

It may also be done in circuit fashion, doing one set of each of the exercises, one after the other, without resting. Rest is only allowed after all exercises are done one set each. A two to three minute rest is then taken before starting a new circuit. Two to three circuits or sets maybe done.

For optimal gains, do two to three sets, two to three times weekly, on non-consecutive days. One may also choose to do a particular exercise more often if one wishes to emphasize on a particular body part.

Consistently doing the exercises will provide improvements to one's exercise and functional capacity. The exercises will be easier to do and gains will plateau. In this case, one may increase the number of repetitions by two repetitions each time until 20 repetitions per set is reached. After that, resistance may be increased by adding medicine balls to the movements, or in case they are already being used, wielding heavier and bigger medicine balls.

Since the exercises are of a light index of difficulty, a warm up is optional. If so desired, it may consist of a two to three minute walk, 10 to 15 knee bends, and eight to ten repetitions of single leg toe touches for each leg.


HIPS

Side lunges


• Stand erect, feet together and hands across the chest. A medicine ball maybe held by the hands in front if additional weight is desired.
• While making sure that trunk is erect, take a step to one side and bend one knee to squat, making sure the foot of the supporting leg is flat on the floor. Inhale while doing so.
• Make sure the non-supporting leg is straight and its foot pointing up toward the ceiling.
• Squat until the supporting leg's thigh is parallel to the ground
• Recover and return to starting position while exhaling.
• Do eight to ten repetitions.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Eat right, live right


Filipino cuisine, which reflects our multicultural heritage, is an amalgamation of tastes, flavors, and cultural influences of Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American origins. A number of the Filipino favorites are rich in flavors, such as nilagang baka, pork blood stew (dinuguan), duck’s egg (balut), Cordillera chicken dish (pinikpikan), papaitan (intestines cooked in bile), sisig, and fried pork and chicken skin (chicharon). These much-loved and often-requested dishes are undeniably delicious but are also rich in cholesterol.


For people with low risk for heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends less than 300mg of cholesterol per day through food. For those at risk, on the other hand, it recommends less than 200mg per day through food. For instance, for every 100 grams of beef, there is 3100mg of cholesterol.

But before we write off cholesterol as bad, we have to understand the important role that cholesterol plays in several key physiological functions. Produced in the liver and carried by proteins called lipoproteins, cholesterol serves as a precursor for many horproperties.


Omega 3, found in fish oils, fish oil capsules, and ocean fish, has been shown to lower bad cholesterol while omega 6, widely found in oil-based foods such as salad dressing, margarine, and vegetable oils, has been reported to have positive effects on good and bad cholesterols. Omega 3 and 6 are collectively known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).


High calcium Nesvita Pro Heart with Acticol helps protect the heart by lowering cholesterol levels; it also helps strengthen the bones toward optimum health and wellness.

For more information, visit www.nestle.com.ph/nesvita
 
SOURCE: The Philippine Star (October 5, 2010)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nestle Philippines Video: Wellness Exercise "Hips Dips"




The following exercises were chosen on the basis of the body parts they will improve. Seven body parts were identified and two exercises were chosen per body part. These exercises may be performed one after the other, in sequence, during one training session, allowing a minute or two of rest in between sets, and around 2 to 3 minutes rest in between exercises. OR, in several bouts of one to two exercises per bout in a day or on consecutive days until all exercises in the roster are done, making one cycle of exercises. After which a new cycle of the exercises can be started.

It may also be done in circuit fashion, doing one set of each of the exercises, one after the other, without resting. Rest is only allowed after all exercises are done one set each. A two to three minute rest is then taken before starting a new circuit. Two to three circuits or sets maybe done.

For optimal gains, do two to three sets, two to three times weekly, on non-consecutive days. One may also choose to do a particular exercise more often if one wishes to emphasize on a particular body part.

Consistently doing the exercises will provide improvements to one's exercise and functional capacity. The exercises will be easier to do and gains will plateau. In this case, one may increase the number of repetitions by two repetitions each time until 20 repetitions per set is reached. After that, resistance may be increased by adding medicine balls to the movements, or in case they are already being used, wielding heavier and bigger medicine balls.

Since the exercises are of a light index of difficulty, a warm up is optional. If so desired, it may consist of a two to three minute walk, 10 to 15 knee bends, and eight to ten repetitions of single leg toe touches for each leg.

HIPS

Hip dips


• Assume sideward position, with upper body supported by forearm and elbow, and with palms facing downward. The lower body is supported by the outside edge of the lower foot, while feet are positioned together, pointing forward.
• Slowly lower hips to the ground until it gently touches the floor. Inhale while doing so.
• Then raise the hips as high as possible while exhaling.
• Maintain forward orientation at all times.
• Do eight to ten repetitions on each side.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nestle Philippines Video: All-Purpose Cream "Cookies and Cream Ref Cake"



COOKIES & CREAM REF CAKE

INGREDIENTS

16 pieces chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies
1 pack NESTLE All Purpose Cream
One fourth cup confectioner's sugar
6 slices store-bought chiffon or sponge cake
One half cup semisweet miniature chocolate morsels
4 pieces chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, coarsely crushed

PROCEDURE

1. In an 8.5" x 4" loaf pan with waxed paper or aluminum foil.
2. Arrange 8 pieces of sandwich cookies at the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside.
3. Beat cream with confectioner's sugar until thick. Spread 3-4 tbsp of the mixture on top of the prepared cookies.
4. Arrange 3 slices of chiffon cake on top of the cream mixture, followed by another layer of sandwich cookies. Finish with the remaining cream. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels and crushed sandwich cookies. Cover with foil or waxed paper and freeze for 2 hours or until set. To serve, unmold, slice and arrange in a platter.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Nestlé Philippines Video: Wellness Exercise Forward Ball Rolls



The following exercises were chosen on the basis of the body parts they will improve. Seven body parts were identified and two exercises were chosen per body part. These exercises may be performed one after the other, in sequence, during one training session, allowing a minute or two of rest in between sets, and around 2 to 3 minutes rest in between exercises. OR, in several bouts of one to two exercises per bout in a day or on consecutive days until all exercises in the roster are done, making one cycle of exercises. After which a new cycle of the exercises can be started.


It may also be done in circuit fashion, doing one set of each of the exercises, one after the other, without resting. Rest is only allowed after all exercises are done one set each. A two to three minute rest is then taken before starting a new circuit. Two to three circuits or sets maybe done.

For optimal gains, do two to three sets, two to three times weekly, on non-consecutive days. One may also choose to do a particular exercise more often if one wishes to emphasize on a particular body part.

Consistently doing the exercises will provide improvements to one's exercise and functional capacity. The exercises will be easier to do and gains will plateau. In this case, one may increase the number of repetitions by two repetitions each time until 20 repetitions per set is reached. After that, resistance may be increased by adding medicine balls to the movements, or in case they are already being used, wielding heavier and bigger medicine balls.

Since the exercises are of a light index of difficulty, a warm up is optional. If so desired, it may consist of a two to three minute walk, 10 to 15 knee bends, and eight to ten repetitions of single leg toe touches for each leg.

ABDOMINALS

Forward ball rolls
• Kneel in front of the ball.
• With palms facing inward, place both hands on the ball
• Tighten the abdominal muscles and guard the back
• Slowly roll the ball out towards the front until both arms and the whole trunk are stretched. Inhale while doing so.
• Return to the starting position by rolling back ball while exhaling.
• Maintain the contraction of the abdominal muscles all throughout the movement.
• Do eight to ten repetitions.


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nestle Philippines Video: All Purpose Cream "Frozen Fruit Salad Logs"




FROZEN FRUIT SALAD LOGS

INGREDIENTS


3 cups cold fruit salad made with NESTLE Cream
one half cup cream cheese
20-30 pieces small barquillos

PROCEDURE


1.Process leftover fruit salad in a blender for 10 seconds. Add cream cheese and process for another 10 seconds.
2.Transfer into a piping bag, minus the tip. Slow pipe in filling into one barquillo until completely filled. Repeat with remaining barquillos and filling.
3.Wrap each barquillo with aluminum foil to resemble a candy wrapper. Tie both ends with colorful ribbons. Keep in the freezer until ready to serve.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Nestlé Philippines "I Choose Wellness" - STAY HEALTHY


A giant multinational food conglomerate exhorts everyone to keep fit.


Back in 1990, recalls Nestle Philippines, Inc. (NPI) Chairman and CEO John Martin Miller, he never saw any overweight person in Southeast Asia. At that time, the Englishman had just moved from the Middle East, where he worked for another company.

"Now, (obesity) is a growing problem," he laments, believing that it's been caused by the less healthy aspects of the Western diet that has crept into the eating habits of Asians. "This is why nutrition and wellness is very important to us (at Nestle). We want to help people to live a healthy lifestyle so people don't get obese and get diabetic.

The consumer-goods manufacturing giant has found an effective tool in accomplishing this goal in its annual campaign, I Choose Wellness Expo, which this year took place on July 3 and 4 at SM Megamall.

Celebrity Recipes plus Lifestyle attended the opening and experienced the overwhelmingly positive response of the public. For starters, long lines already formed outside the venue's entrance even before the event started at 10 a.m. And while inside, they eagerly checked out the booths that either rendered healthcare services like a free cholesterol check, hosted fun games or handed out samples of Nestle products. Never mind if they had to inch their way across the thick crowd to their next stop and stand in line each time they get there, achieving wellness was the rule of the day.

"So I think that's a big change that's taking place now," exclaims the NPI's head over lunch, after he cut the ceremonial ribbon and gave the opening remarks. "I think people have certainly become conscious of the need to lead healthy lifestyles."

In essence, it's just like going back to our gastronomic roots. Filipinos, Mr.Miller has observed, share the tradition of going to the wet market every morning to get the freshest produce with those from neighboring countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. It is also one activity that he enjoys doing with his wife, who's Malaysian of Cantonese lineage.

"Food is not only about nutrition; it's about the family, it's about the commonalities. People come together around the table. This is why food marketing is so basic," he states, adding that he's aware of the merienda culture in the country that has made easting five times a day the norm. "In England, we always talk about the weather. Here, people always say, 'Have you eaten yet?'"

It was small wonder then that the cooking demos were a huge hit at the expo. One of our columnists, Chef Tess Galang Sutilo, (she writes 'Hits') shared a couple of easy-to-prepare recipes like fresh fruits in cinnamon pandan sugar syrup and multi-layered dip.

Mr.Miller shares that Nestle products like Maggi Magic Sarap work in harmony with fresh produce that Filipinos are accustomed to find in the wet market. He also expresses amazement at how Milo, Nescafe and Nestea have become a big part of every Pinoy's day-to-day life since the global conglomerate entered the local market 99 years ago.

And Nestle makes its presence here even stronger by investing P4.3 billion over two years for a new factory to be built on a 27-hectare site in Tanauan, Batangas. It will not only serve its purpose of producing Coffee-mate non-dairy creamer and Bear Brand powdered milk drink but it will also create much-needed jobs. Now, that promises wellness for a lot of lives here.

Below is an exciting recipe from Chef Tess of the Julius Maggi Kichen.

FRESH FRUITS IN CINNAMON PANDAN SUGAR SYRUP

Ingredients:

1 cup water
2 pcs. pandan leaves tied in a knot
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup bottled cherries, drained, sliced into halves
1 pc. red apple, skin on & cube
1 pc. pear, skin pn & cube
1/2 cup green seedless grapes
1/2 cup red seedless grapes
1 (250mg) Nestle all purpose cream, chilled
cashew nuts, coarsely crushed
cinnamon powder

Procedure:

Make pandan syrup by boiling pandan leaves in water with sugar. Boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. In a bowl,combine all fruits and toss into the pandan syrup. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Line individual containers with crushed cashew nuts. Scoop fruit mixture on top of fruits. Top with a dollop of cream and dust with cinnamon powder before serving.



SOURCE: Celebrity Recipes plus Lifestyle (September-October Issue)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nestlé Philippines Video: Wellness Exercise Reverse Woodchops



The following exercises were chosen on the basis of the body parts they will improve. Seven body parts were identified and two exercises were chosen per body part. These exercises may be performed one after the other, in sequence, during one training session, allowing a minute or two of rest in between sets, and around 2 to 3 minutes rest in between exercises. OR, in several bouts of one to two exercises per bout in a day or on consecutive days until all exercises in the roster are done, making one cycle of exercises. After which a new cycle of the exercises can be started.


It may also be done in circuit fashion, doing one set of each of the exercises, one after the other, without resting. Rest is only allowed after all exercises are done one set each. A two to three minute rest is then taken before starting a new circuit. Two to three circuits or sets maybe done.

For optimal gains, do two to three sets, two to three times weekly, on non-consecutive days. One may also choose to do a particular exercise more often if one wishes to emphasize on a particular body part.

Consistently doing the exercises will provide improvements to one's exercise and functional capacity. The exercises will be easier to do and gains will plateau. In this case, one may increase the number of repetitions by two repetitions each time until 20 repetitions per set is reached. After that, resistance may be increased by adding medicine balls to the movements, or in case they are already being used, wielding heavier and bigger medicine balls.

Since the exercises are of a light index of difficulty, a warm up is optional. If so desired, it may consist of a two to three minute walk, 10 to 15 knee bends, and eight to ten repetitions of single leg toe touches for each leg.



ABDOMINALS

Reverse woodchops


• Start by lowering medicine ball towards the side of the right knee by twisting
trunk and bending both knees.
• All the while, maintain erect trunk position.
• In a single motion, stand up to tiptoe position while tracing a diagonal upward path toward above the left shoulder with the medicine ball.
• Make sure trunk stretch is full
• Return to the starting position.
• Do it eight times. Do both sides for two to three sets each.
• Make sure the downward movement is controlled and done twice as slow as the upward movement
• Inhale during the downward and recovery movement. Exhale during the upward and active movement
• Guard your back at all times
• Do eight to ten repetitions

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wellness Expo Boosts Nestlé Philippines NHW Campaign


Nestlé Philippines, Inc. once again affirmed its advocacy of nutrition, health, and wellness (NHW) for Filipinos as it successfully mounted the I Choose Wellness Expo on July 3-4, 2010 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2 and 3.


Nearly 20,000 shoppers responded to the Company’s invitation to choose wellness, flocking to the expo venue where they enjoyed free admission to the nutrition, health, and wellness seminars, and to the many exciting wellness activities that simultaneously took place at different areas around the expo.

Some 5,510 consumers signed up for the I Choose Wellness passport program, which they can use to earn points as they work toward achieving their fitness goals and attend Nestlé activities, while a total of 7,123 consumers availed of the free Nutrition Counseling where they had their health indicators checked. In addition, 3,000 consumers signed up to become members of the Nestlé Club.

Now on its second year, the I Choose Wellness Expo is a major part of the Company’s continuing, longterm advocacy to promote nutrition, health and wellness to encourage consumers to take responsibility for lifestyle decisions that enhance good nutrition, health and wellness for themselves and their families. “Nestlé, through efforts such as the I Choose Wellness Expo, is championing nutrition, health and wellness for Filipinos as the only company with a range of products that serve the needs of people at all times of the day, through all stages of their lives, from childhood to adulthood,” said NPI Chairman and CEO John Miller in his opening remarks. “The heritage of Nestlé over the last 144 years has been built on providing consumers with products that are tasty, nutritious, and healthy. Nestlé brands are backed by the Company’s extensive research and development capabilities in health and food sciences as well as other related disciplines, which over the years have helped earn the confidence and trust of our consumers.”

Wellness in Different Parts of the House
This year’s I Choose Wellness Expo featured representations of different parts of a typical home where family members spend their time doing various activities and where Nestlé brands can serve as their nutrition, health and wellness partner. These rooms were: Living Room, Entertainment Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Girls’ Room, Boys’ Room, Ate’s Bedroom, Kids’ Playroom, Gym, Den, Lanai, Library, and Garage.

In the Living Room, NESCAFÉ kept consumers entertained with touch screen games and classic parlor games. In the Entertainment Room, NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt and KITKAT offered free photos and conducted contests that gave away exciting prizes to winners.

The Dining Room gave consumers the chance to experience SJORA products. NESTEA took up the Dining Room Extension, selling branded pitchers filled with free NESTEA drink. MAGGI and NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream reigned in the Kitchen, delighting consumers with cooking demos using Nestlé products.

The Girls’ Room was a sunny shade of NIDO yellow, where consumers were invited to Check the Label and test their skills in reviewing product labels. BEAR BRAND gave life to the Boys’ Room with games that incorporated learning. NESVITA Cereal Milk Drink took up Ate’s Bedroom with sampling and gave consumers the chance to get a free mug and a makeover through product purchases.

Families played to their hearts’ content in the Kids’ Playroom, with CHUCKIE and KOKO KRUNCH mascots joining them. In the Gym, MILO 3in1, NESVITA Pro-Bone, FITNESSE and LOW-FAT offered sampling and challenged consumers to Wii games and a biking game called Rolla Palooza.

NESTLÉ SORBETES saw countless consumers coming to the Den to try its interactive chroma screen dance activity, enticing them with samples of SORBETES along with BEAR BRAND Sterilized. COFFEEMATE was a hit at the Lanai with its photo booth, alongside BEAR BRAND Probiotic’s activities with free samples, NESCAFÉ RTD’s sampling and promos, NESVITA Pro-Heart’s free cholesterol check, and NUTREN’s nutrition counseling. NESTEA Fit and PURINA occupied the Garage area, where consumers had their photos taken with NESTEA Fit Hotties and signed up for free samples of ALPO and FRISKIES for their pets.

Consumers flocked to the Library to sign up for the Wellness Passbook program, a new feature of the Wellness Expo. Here they had their weight and height measured and their blood pressure checked.


These measurements were recorded in their Wellness Passbook to serve as their baseline data for pursuing their wellness goals.

Aside from touring the rooms and getting measured, consumers availed of the free Nutrition Counseling at the Counseling Area. A total of 20 nutritionists were on hand to give consumers expert advice on how to achieve their desired wellness goals through proper nutrition.

A selling area was also set up at the Expo where consumers bought Nestlé products. Total sales from the two-day affair, according to Corporate Wellness CMM Trixie Sia, amounted to almost PhP 250,000. According to Corporate Wellness Head Cora Sager, the I Choose Wellness Expo was designed as an enjoyable celebration for people from various walks of life, especially families, to enable them to explore the different ways in which they can pursue wellness in their lives. “We all have to realize that the quality of our wellness lies in our own hands. Only we can make the decisions and take the actions for ourselves that will determine the quality of our lives over the years,” said Cora.

SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (July 30, 2010)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nestle Philippines 'greening' its supply chain

NESTLÉ Philippines is making sure that its environmental advocacy will spread throughout the lifecycle of its products by enjoining all the companies involved in its operations, from production to marketing, to take the green route.


Under its Greening the Supply Chain (GSC) program, Nestlé Philippines is influencing its suppliers, vendors and other business partners to improve their level of environmental performance.

"This ensures the continuous improvement of environmental performance throughout the supply chain, from producing and purchasing of raw materials, to manufacturing, packaging, distribution and finally to the consumer." Engineer Renato Alvarado, Nestlé's Corporate Safety, Health and Environment Executive, said.

Alvarado explained that the GSC program requires measures to reduce water consumption and energy efficiency initiatives.

The company, for its part, has also made substantial investments for its wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal and solid waste segregation.

Nestlé has been in the Philippines for 99 years. It has four manufacturing plants in the country.

The Cagayan de Oro factory manufactures Nescafé and Bear Brand, the Cabuyao factory produces Nido, Nesvita, Nan, Nestogen, Bear Brand Choco, Nestlé All-Purpose Cream, Ready-to-Drink Milo, Bear Brand Sterilized, and Chuckie; the Lipa factory, produces Milo and Nestlé Breakfast Cereals; and the Pulilan factory manufactures Nestlé Ice Cream and Chilled products.

The company recently announced that it is investing another P4.3-billion over two years for a new factory to be built on a 27-hectare site in Tanauan, Batangas.

Construction of the new factory will start this month and is expected to be completed in March 2012. The facility will produce Coffee-Mate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear Brand Powdered Milk Drink.

To ensure the program's effective implementation, Alvarado said they also provide free education on environmental management system and a forum for exchanging best practices for business partners.

The firm also makes available its customized assistance such as initial environmental reviews and follow-up visits, he added.

"Environmental protection is a responsibility." said Alvarado. "Nestlé promotes activities which help establish awareness on the importance of environmental protection, transforming this awareness to conviction and sustainable actions among its employees, business partners and other stakeholders not only in business but even on personal level."

Nestlé Philippines is expected to strongly influence the green advocacy among enterprises in the country since it is one of the top six corporations here.

by: Sherriebelle Alegre

SOURCE: Express Life (September 12, 2010)

Former Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore Commends NQC Team


Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore commended the Non-Quality Cost (NQC) Project Team for its achievements in 2007, treating team members to a merienda on February 26. Total Non-Quality Cost was reduced by 27% in 2007 and 40% during the project team’s two-year existence.


An important contributor to this achievement was the Ice Cream and Chilled BU team, which was coached by Industrial Performance Head Philippe Chappet.

In preparation for 2008, the NQC team members visited the trade on January 27 to observe practices in the modern and traditional distribution of Nestlé products. They also went to the Port Area in February to observe operations of the port operator and customs broker.

The NQC team operates as a core group working through and with many collaborators in the organization to identify and reduce Non Quality Cost in the Commercial, Distribution and Technical areas. Led by Philippe Chappet, the core team draws membership from across the functions.

SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (April 15, 2008)

Friday, September 17, 2010

GMA Inaugurates NBS (with former Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore)


President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo formally inaugurated the Nestlé Business Services (NBS) AOA on February 29, 2008 in simple ceremonies held at the NBS offices in Meycauayan, Bulacan.


NPI Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore and NBS AOA Head Craig Connolly welcomed the President, who was joined by Trade & Industry Secretary Peter Favila, the Swiss Ambassador Peter Sutter, and members of the local government led by Bulacan Governor Joselito Mendoza, Congresswomen Reylina Nicolas and Lorna Silverio, Congressman Pedro Pancho, Meycauayan City Mayor Joan Alarilla, and members of the City Council of Meycauayan City. Key NPI executives joined DNK in welcoming the President, led by Finance & Control Director Peter Noszek, Corporate Affairs Head Bin Antonio, Incoming Corporate Affairs Head Edith de Leon, Head of Legal Belen Caberte, Director of Communications Noy Dy-Liacco, HR Director Gid Manuel, Outgoing SCM Head Robert Vallender, and HR Director for Zone AOA Nigel Isherwood.

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, President Arroyo toured the NBS facilities where Craig and NBS Employee Services Head Fritz Adorable briefed her on the professional services to be rendered by the NBS. A new corporate entity of the global Nestlé Group, the NBS will serve as the shared service center for financial and employee service needs of Nestlé companies in Zone AOA (Asia, Oceania and Africa). Countries to be served by NBS include the Philippines, Malaysia/Singapore, Indonesia, Indochina, Australia and New Zealand. The entity’s financial services will include account payables and receivables as well as accounting operations, while its employee services will cover payroll, HR administration, time management and benefits administration.

Nandu said that the establishment of NBS in the country, which was announced in August 2007, is a concrete expression of the Nestlé Group’s long-term confidence and commitment to support the continued economic growth of the country. He noted that a number of countries had been considered as possible sites for NBS, with the Philippines finally selected because of talent availability and cost efficiency. “This decision recognizes our world-class capabilities in financial and employee services, and will allow us, yet again, to showcase Filipino competence. We are happy that through the NBS, we are able to help spur economic growth in the country,” he said.

NBS is designed to deliver best-in-class office support at competitive service levels and costs to Nestlé companies in the region. The Nestlé Group has successfully implemented the shared service model in Europe and the Americas, resulting in maximized cost effectiveness, efficiency, and higher quality of financial and employee service transactions.

“NBS AOA centralizes the financial and employee service requirements of various Nestlé companies in Zone AOA at one location, in the Philippines. We expect this shared service setup not only to deliver cost efficiencies, but to also allow Nestlé companies to focus more on their core business, which is generating demand,” Craig shared during the briefing with the President.

NBS AOA is located at the same site in Meycauayan where Nestlé Philippines’ North Distribution Center operates as the Company’s largest and most modern distribution center in the country. “We chose Meycauayan as the NBS site because the area is underdeveloped from a BPO standpoint. This will allow us to recruit local talent, control turnover, and deliver on our commitments,” Craig explained.

He said that financial and employee services transactions are being taken over by NBS progressively, starting with Nestlé Philippines which completed the transition of its financial services by end of 2007, and its employee services this month. A total transition of all Nestlé companies in-scope in the Zone is expected by end of 2008.

NBS AOA now has a complement of 200 professionals with finance and HR expertise, with its manpower expected to grow close to 450 by end of 2008, almost all of whom will be Filipinos. “A major reason why we chose the Philippines as the site for the NBS AOA Shared Service

Centre is the availability of local talent, with an impressive number of graduates generated by the Philippine educational system. We view this as a key strength that will allow us to drive success for NBS AOA,” Craig said.

SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (March 15, 2008)