Stronger as Juan: United response to the COVID-19 crisis

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  Over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country continues to grapple with the challenges, which include the imposed quarantines and limiting of movements. Throughout this critical time, countless individuals and organizations have worked together and volunteered to provide support to those who needed it the most.   Among these is the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, which is celebrating its 25 th anniversary this year. Driven by its mission and purpose, CEB immediately answered the call to join other partners in mounting extensive relief and humanitarian efforts towards helping those affected by the pandemic. Truly, the collective spirit of bayanihan shone through, and Cebu Pacific sincerely thanks its partners who went above and beyond the call of duty at an undeniably difficult time. Aiding in the transport of much-needed supplies The lockdowns resulted in restricted movements across cities and provinces, which then posed quite a challenge in ens

Celebrate Life and Active Lifestyle In FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge

 Thanks to celebrity fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret of "Biggest Loser Philippines Season 2" for leading Fit Filipino Movement (FitFil) National Weight Loss Challenge because six months after its launch in May 2017, nearly one million pounds (lbs) were axed. The entire Philippines consisting of individuals, groups and organizations pledged to burn fats and to lose weight to achieve an active lifestyle and to become physically fit but more so to reduce and prevent heart related diseases. Both coaches were ecstatic to share how the movement were able to meet its core objective within six months. "It was a combined effort from everyone. But the mission has just started. We hope to see at least one million Filipinos more fit in three years," shared by Coach Jim.
Fitness Coaches Jim andTony Saret.
Meanwhile for Coach Toni, "Through the FitFil weight loss challenge, we hope to spread the message that being fit and well starts with a simple commitment and that includes taking ownership of your health."
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Thank you also for FWD Life Philippines, one of the country's fastest growing insurance and the first life insurance company licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines under the new Insurance Code, for being a proud partner of the FitFil movement. Spanning in Hongkong, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan, FWD commercially operated in September 2014 offering life and medical insurance, general insurance and employee benefits in the market.
"We at FWD fully support FitFilipino's humble advocacy of getting everyone fit and well so Filipinos can celebrate life. We will still continue to encourage everyone to take part in a more active lifestyle and as our brand tagline goes, Get ready to live," FWD Life Philippines Marketing Head, Rochelle Vanderberghe said.

To celebrate this initial achievement, organizations, institutions, local government unit (LGU) partners and companies who participated in the challenge danced and exercised at FWD's "Live to Move" fitness party on December 3, 2017 held at Central Park, SM By The Bay, Mall of Asia. The event highlighted "Campaign Achievement Celebration" for Philippine Medical Association, Philippine National Police, National Youth Commission and many others as their collective efforts and supports were recognized.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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