The Medical City Raises Awareness on Proper Nutrition through Arts

Cases of malnutrition in the country are increasing at an alarming rate. Undernutrition is not the only issue now, but pediatric overweight and obesity as well. Malnutrition may happen from pregnancy, infancy to toddlerhood.

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Parents and soon-to-be-parents must know that good or proper nutrition in the early stages of life will ultimately cause a positive effect in a child’s future. Therefore, preparing healthy meals and snacks is the key to a healthy body.

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NMS Week 2016 Panels_Know Your Plate
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NMS Week 2016 Panels_Know Your Plate2

Pregnant mothers must only eat nutritious food as their babies rely on them for nourishment. To bear a healthy child, mothers must have a healthy diet, coupled with vitamins and the right amount of sleep. A baby’s development is entirely dependent on the mother before its birth.

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NMS Week 2016 Panels_Know Your Plate3

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NMS Week 2016 Panels_Know Your Plate4

When a baby is born, it is important to feed him with the mother’s milk. Breastfeeding is advised from infancy to toddlerhood. Breast milk and other healthy food are essential for the development of the child’s brain. Healthy eating, however, does not stop from there, so parents should prepare a healthy packed lunch for kids when they go to school.

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NMS Week 2016 Panels_Know Your Plate5
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In this light, the Nutrition Management Services and the Center for Developmental Pediatrics, both of The Medical City, aim to raise awareness by launching a poster making contest. Dubbed “TMC for kids: Healthy Eating Plate – A poster making contest on good nutrition,” the contest is open to middle school Grade 5 students). This contest is also in line with the Department of Health’s “Pinggang Pinoy” campaign.

Each school will submit five posters that show the students’ interpretation of a healthy plate based on DoH’s campaign or healthy plate campaign of the US. Participating schools include St. Paul College-Pasig, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, La Salle Green Hills, and Immaculate Concepcion Academy.

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Winnerd of the TMC Poster Making Contest

Aside from the poster making contest, there will be a mini-lecture on topics such as proper nutrition, food options and picky eating. The lecture will be held during the school’s Parent-Teacher Assembly. Parents, school administrators and school canteen operators are encouraged to join the lecture.

The entries will be displayed at the lobby of The Medical City for at least two weeks, and will also be uploaded on the hospital’s Facebook page and website.

The Medical City (TMC) is a world-class hospital healthcare organization with 48 years of experience in hospital operation and administration. With its main facility located along Ortigas Avenue, TMC boasts of experienced and esteemed medical experts of various fields with modern facilities that offer the highest standard of healthcare quality as accredited by the Joint Commission International, a prestigious accrediting body for international healthcare organizations.

The Medical City: Advocating Proper Nutrition through a Poster Making Contest

The significance of good nutrition early in life can reach far into the future.

We have to consider that the right nutrition in the first 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday builds the foundation for the child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive.

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But, recent surveys showed a significant rise in malnutrition among Filipino children, making the situation truly alarming. Without a doubt, undernutrition still exists and remains a national priority but pediatric overweight and obesity have both become a growing concern among medical practitioners and should be of importance to mothers and would-be mothers.

Accordingly, The Medical City Nutrition Management Services, together with the Center for Developmental Pediatrics,  have taken heed of this concern by launching a poster-making contest dubbed “TMC for Kids: Healthy Eating Plate – A poster-making contest on good nutrition.” This project is also in line with the “PinggangPinoy” campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) in celebration of the National Nutrition Month 2016.

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TMC Poster Making Contest

The contest were open to all Grade 5 students and each school can send their five best entries.

A total of 25 posters have already been entered into the competition. The top three winners was announced on July 27 during the Lay Forum session on healthy eating during the celebration of Nutrition Week at The Medical City.  All participants with parents or guardians and a school representative are present during the event. Awarding of winners was held on July 27, 2016 at 2 p.m., at the TMC Auditorium.

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Winners of the TMC Poster Making Contest
TMC Poster Making Contest: First Place – Isabela R. Hilario of St. Paul College Pasig
TMC Poster Making Contest: 2nd Place - Patrice Sebastian M. Olaguera of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
TMC Poster Making Contest: 2nd Place – Patrice Sebastian M. Olaguera of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
TMC Poster Making Contest: 3rd Place – Jason Oliver B. Bacar of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong

“We are glad of the turnout and the number of entries that we received, which means more and more people are now realizing the fact and the dangers of unhealthy eating, especially among kids. We are happy as well that people responded to this contest, which is aligned with the DOH’s National Nutrition Month campaign and serves as a vital part of the hospital’s advocacy on healthy eating that should start at an early age,” declares Dr. Marianna Sy-QuiaSioson, Head of the Nutrition Management Department of The Medical City.



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The winners was awarded with Certificate, Plaque, Cash and other tokens.

Besides, participants and other persons involved  were given Certificate of Recognition and Special Awards.





Winners were receive plaques, gift certificates and gift bags, while a special prize will be given to the entry with most likes on The Medical City’s Facebook page.

The winning designs will be used by The Medical City for internal posters and educational materials.

For the mechanics and other information of TMC’s poster making contest, check out

Alabang West: Your Posh Neighborhood in the South

The glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills can now be found in Manila’s very own South. With high-end shopping boutiques and world-class amenities, all nestled in one posh neighborhood at Alabang West.

Megaworld through its subsidiary, Global Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), will develop Alabang West with a distinctive Beverly Hills-themed lifestyle concept into its commercial and residential developments. The company is allocating P10-billion to develop the township in the next five years.

This 62-hectare prime property located in a vast property beside the booming business and commercial district that Alabang has been known for, will have a 1.3-kilometer commercial and retail row, inspired by Hollywood’s famous Rodeo Drive. Beside the stretch of Rodeo Drive will be an exclusive Alabang West Village with 788 residential lots ranging from 250 to 800 square meters. The village will have a huge clubhouse complex with amenities that include badminton and basketball courts, function rooms, cabanas, game room, café, and al fresco dining areas, a fitness center, pocket gardens, open space parks, infinity pool, among others.

Strategically located at the heart of Alabang’s high-end communities and golf course, Alabang West is conveniently accessible through the major access points of the South Luzon Expressway-Alabang Exit and the upcoming Daang Hari Exit. Its close proximity allows everyone to move around the Metro within minutes and easily access the major business districts of Makati and Fort Bonifacio.

Megaworld Alabang West

Alabang West is Megaworld’s 15th township in its portfolio.


Total Land Area: Approximately 62 hectares

Number of lots: 788

Range of Lot Sizes: 244-795 sqm

Density of lots per hectare: 14 lots

The 6,800 sqm, two-storey clubhouse will be equipped with a collection of carefully planned conveniences intended to answer the various needs of its residents.


Infinity Pool/Wading Pool
Pool deck/ Shower
Lounging Deck
Function Hall (200 pax)
Audio Visual Room
Café and Al fresco dining areas
Fitness Center
2 Badminton Courts
Basketball Court
Pocket Gardens
Open Space Parks

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The posh Beverly Hills inspired neighborhood comes with a world-class shopping strip. Named after its famous and chic shopping district counterpart, the Rodeo Drive will soon feature local and international fashion, boutique, specialty shops and gourmet finds.

Advocafe is Definitely not just your Ordinary Coffee Shop

Advocafe is a non-profit and social enterprise in support to the Indigenous Peoples, which is situated with the grounds of the College of the Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM).

Advocafe is definitely not just your ordinary coffee shop which you can easily find around the Metro as majority of the products being sold at the store are all natural and organic tea and coffee bean products were results of the hardwork and efforts of the lumads, IPs, and the Igorots from the respective communities all over the Philippines.

Patronage of Advocafe provides education for indigenous children and youth. Among the products offered at the Advocafe include chocolate cacao, turmeric granule, salabat tea, calamansi juice, banana chips, carrot cakes, other organic pastries, and herbal tea.

More on CCE and its upcoming activities at CHSM’s official facebook page @collegeoftheholyspiritmanila; email: /; call College of the Holy Spirit Manila, (632) 02 7356021 / 7356022 local 107 look for Ms. Benjo Macao – AMC; local 109 look for Ms. Joy Flores – Marketing.

Symposium on Social Entreprenuership

On July 20, 2016, CCE embarks on a journey with the introduction of Social Entrepreneurship and what better way to create stronger awareness than hold a symposium having social entrepreneurs sharing their first hand experiences.

Dubbed “2016 Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship”, it will have as its speakers, two of the country’s prime-movers in Social Entrepreneurship – Mr. Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder of and Ms. Terri Jayme Mora, Country Manager of Ashoka Philippines. The symposium was held at the Paraclete Auditorium of the College of the Holy Sprit Manila.

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Mr Henry Motte-Munoz
Mr. Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder of


Ms. Terri Jayme Mora
Ms. Terri Jayme Mora Country Manager of Ashoka Philippines

“2016 Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship” is aimed to share insights and milestones as to how Social Entrepreneurship has dramatically changed and continues to make a positive social impact on the Philippines and the whole of ASEAN region – why it is regarded as the springboard to drive new opportunities and catalyst for innovation.

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Mr. Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder of, Student Scholar and Ms. Terri Jayme Mora Country Manager of Ashoka Philippines

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CHSM Alumni

Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC) has launched the Center for Continuing Education through a symposium about social entrepreneurship.

More on CCE and its upcoming activities at CHSM’s official facebook  page @collegeoftheholyspiritmanila;email:; call College of the Holy Spirit Manila, (632) 02 7356021 / 735 6022 local 107 look for Ms. Benjo Macaso – AMC; local 109 look for Ms. Joy Flores – Marketing.