Henry's Mom Blogs: 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Press Release: Ballet Manila Stages Severino Reyes’ “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang”

Did you know that Lola Basyang is male?


Lola Basyang was the pen name of writer Severino Reyes, the genius behind the enchanting stories that has been adapted to books, comics, television and films.

Here are other amazing Lola Basyang facts:

The writer was 75 years old when he wrote the first Lola Basyang story entitled "Ang Plautin ni Periking", about a kindhearted boy with a magical flute and flying carpet.

He was known as "Don Pinoy" but for his magical tales he adopted the character of Lola Basyang, an old woman well-loved by her grandchildren because she regaled them with magical stories about kings, queens, dragons and other incredible creatures.


Lola Basyang's character was closely similar to Mother Goose the imaginary author of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The name was inspired by a woman named Gervacia Guzman De Zamora who was known as "Tandang Basyang".

The stories were published in a special section in Liwayway the oldest Tagalog magazine in the country. The publication began in 1922 and included serialized novels, short stories, poetry, comics, essays, news features, entertainment news and articles, and many others.


Writer Severino Reyes is considered one of the giants of Philippine Literature. Aside from Lola Basyang his most famous play was 'Walang Sugat" a Tagalog zarzeula about the brave Katipuneros during the Spanish occupation.


On August 21, Ballet Manila opens its 20th performance season Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang,” three captivating dance productions of love, fantasy and adventure.

Ballet Manila will bring back the storybook magic of “Ang Prinsipe ng Mga Ibon,” “Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya” and "Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin”, first staged in 2008.


Choreographed by Osias Barroso set to the melodies of national artists for music as arranged by Mon Faustino, “Ang Prinsipe ng Mga Ibon” is about a princess who falls madly in love with a bird prince. Their love is put to a test when her furious father expresses disapproval over their unusual relationship.


Ballet Manila Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde choregraphed “Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya”. Set to the music of Joey Ayala, it tells the story a boy in search of his sisters who were captured by a beast, as a punishment for their father's greedy streak. The boy strives to fulfill their father's dying wish by coming face to face with the monster that took his sisters.


“Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin.” was choreographed by the late Tony Fabella with music by Ryan Cayabyab. The tale is about a poor worker who was given a violin when he helped an old lady. The enchanting rhythm of the strings sends listeners in a trance bringing about an unusual change in behavior.

The dance production goes onstage at Aliw Theater on August 21, 22, 28, and 29, at 8:00 p.m., and on August 23 and 30 at 3:00 p.m.

The show is co-presented by Manila Broadcasting Company, Anvil Publishing, Aliw Theater and Star City. Other sponsors are ACS Manufacturing, First United Travel, Papa John’s Pizza, Manang’s Chicken, Empire Salon, Slimmer’s World, Island Rose, and whatshappening.com.ph.
Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets, www.ticketworld.com.ph, or call 891 9999 and the Ballet Manila marketing hotline at 552 7502. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Henry's Mom Reviews: Momma Don't You Worry By Louie Lawent


Momma Don't You Worry is a beautifully illustrated book written by Louie Lawent. It's about a 6-year old boy who thinks he's already too cool to still be holding his momma's hand. He even told his mom that there's no need to fear. Then one day, at the mall, he wandered off and found himself lost. Eventually the little boy found his mom. It's a good thing that his momma taught him what to do when he gets lost.



What I love about this book was it was very easy and fun to read. I even asked Henry to read it to me. I asked him if he learned something from the story and he answered me with this, "Never leave your side at the mall." The moral lesson is very easy to understand since it was written in the perspective of a 6-year old boy. After reading this book, I've used it as reference whenever I go out with the little boy. I definitely recommend this book for parents with small children. 

Momma Don't You Worry is currently available at Amazon and Barnes and Nobbles

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Press Release: MTRCB Launches its 2015 TV and Film Infomercial

Press 2015 marks the 30th year of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).  To kick off the celebration of its anniversary, MTRCB formally launched its new infomercial on 23 February 2015 at 2:00 p.m., MTRCB Building.  Directed by renowned film and television director Jose Javier “Joey” Reyes, Jr., DGPI and conceptualized by Mr. Erlito “Lilit” Reyes, the infomercial features actors-spouses Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo in a typical morning situation at home.  In such scene, their depicted child picks up a word from a TV feature and asks the elders in the house what it means.

 



The infomercial aims to challenge parents andresponsible adults to be aware of the media content our children are exposed to, and to be mindful of the MTRCB’s classification ratings.  Parents are also reminded that the primary duty in guiding their children as to the media the latter see still rests in them.

 

Details of the infomercial were discussed by Director Joey Reyes, Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo, Lilit Reyes and MTRCB Board Members Bibeth Orteza and Manet Dayrit, the latter being Co-Chairpersons of the Infomercial Committee.  

 

The launch was culminated by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the TV Networks and theater operators to ensure showing of the infomercial and to continuously empower the general public towards discerning viewership and thus, among other objectives, inform parents as to the media and entertainment their children may see.  

 

The infomercial will be aired in all television networks and theaters nationwide starting 25 February 2015.


Reference: PEOPLE'S TONIGHT  http://www.journal.com.ph/entertainment/showbiz/mtrcb-launches-2015-tv-and-film-infomercial


This Press Release is from DigitaMediaPH. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/digitalmediaph or their official website, http://digitalmediaph.com/

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Press Release: Parents and new generation of MILO drinkers bond over Chocomaltee goodness

Manila, Philippines, January 2015 – For over 50 years, leading beverage brand MILO has been warming the hearts and tummies of children from generations of Filipino families. With every cup brimming with energy-giving nutrients and the classic Chocomaltee flavor that Filipinos love, MILO has become a familiar mainstay in the breakfast table as the favorite drink in the morning for kids and adults alike.


A cup of the rich, chocolate malt drink evokes nostalgia and wonderful childhood memories to those who grew up with the drink. Elena, a mother of a 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter, shares how MILO would always help her gain the energy she needed for sports and other activities since she was a child.

“My mom introduced MILO to me. When I was younger, my mom would prepare a hot cup of MILO for me during breakfast, or after school, before I do my homework. Drinking it would make me feel energized and invigorated,” says Elena. “Until now, a warm cup or a cold glass of MILO, full of its Chocomaltee flavor, makes me feel renewed, energized, and ready for the day’s challenges.”

MILO’s distinct Chocomaltee flavor from a combination of malted barley, milk powder, sugar and cocoa, coupled with the goodness of ACTIGEN-E, a unique combination of vitamins and minerals which help to optimize release of sustained energy from food, is what makes is what makes it special. Children love the goodness of the Chocomaltee taste from a glass of MILO that gives them the energy essential in an active lifestyle.   

“Now that I’m a mom, I have passed on my love for MILO to my children. I prepare MILO for them in the morning, and after school. For variety, I also come up with new ways to include MILO in their nutritious, well-balanced meals,” says Elena. “As they grow up, I hope they can also pass on the Chocomaltee goodness of MILO to their own children.”

Here are some simple ideas to enjoy MILO as a meal partner or a snack.



MILO Dino
No. of Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1 piece MILO 22g
½ cup cold water
sugar to taste
½ cup NESTLÉ Fresh
Ice as needed
MILO powder as needed for topping
crushed chocolate pieces (optional)
crushed KOKO KRUNCH (optional)
candy sprinkle

Procedure:
1.    Dissolve 1 22g pack MILO in water. Add sugar if desired.
2.    Pour in NESTLÉ Fresh. Add ice as needed.
3.    Top with desired amount of MILO powder on top.
4.    To add more color and fun, decorate with chocolate pieces, KOKO KRUNCH and candy sprinkle if desired.



MILO Scramble
No. of Servings:  2-4

Ingredients:
1-2 tbsp chopped mango jelly
½ cup MILO
1-2 cups crushed ice
1 tbsp sugar or to taste
¼ cup BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink

Procedure:
1.    Put mango jelly on 2-3 glasses. Blend MILO, ice and sugar together in a blender jar.
2.    Pour prepared mixture in glasses. Top with BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink before serving.

For more information, log on to the MILO Philippines official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

About MILO

The MILO brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. Given its popularity it is a “must have” product for food service operators particularly in Asia, Africa and Oceania.

MILO also promotes participation in sports through its Summer Sports Clinics, MILO-B.E.S.T. Center Training Program, MILO Marathon, and MILO Little Olympics. The leading beverage brand believes that these contribute to the holistic development of Filipino champions in sports and in life. 2014 marks MILO’s 50th year in the country.

About Nestle Philippines

Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestle Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing the best food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide, and is now among the country’s Top 10 Corporations.

Driven by its mission to nurture generations of Filipino families, Nestle today produces and markets products under some of the country’s well-known brands such as NESCAFE, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLE and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery and pet care.

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