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The Tour of Hope 2011 – Cyclists Rally for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Growing up around my nanay who works as a Public Health nurse has made me aware of various diseases/sickness that one can suffer in life. However, that didn’t stop me from leading an unhealthy life when I was younger. It was just a couple of years ago when I took my health seriously after I found out I have a myoma in my ovary and also PCOS. After that discovery, I realized how much I wanted to have a baby of my own. And I hope it’s not too late for me yet.

The Tour of Hope 2011 - Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer - JustAnotherPixel.net

This is why I am supporting the advocacy of Bravehearts, a non-profit organization, towards the prevention of cervical cancer – The Tour of Hope 2011- 500: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer.

A lot of people, both men and women, may not know that cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer in the world. Here in the Philippines alone, based on the reports, there are 12 Filipina who die of this cancer. Every woman is at risk. That’s why every woman should have herself checked for early detection, cure or prevention. If you’re scared, DO IT for your life partner, your kids, your parents, your loved ones!

Please take the time to watch the video below and I hope this would convince you to have yourself checked:

Going back, the Tour of Hope is a 500-km, 5-day journey from Manila to Laoag by cyclists who are in support of this advocacy. Their goal is to raise funds for cervical cancer prevention vaccination drives and seminars.

About the Tour of Hope Journey

The Tour of Hope will start at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City on May 28, 2011. The cyclists will then continue on their journey to the following beautiful places in Northern Luzon:

  • Tarlac City, Tarlac
  • San Fernando, La Union
  • Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
  • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Celebrity bikers will be joining the last leg of the tour, which should help generate more support for the advocacy.

You can also show your support by spreading the word about the Tour of Hope and encouraging your female loved ones to visit their OB-GYNE regularly.

Here’s a copy of the press release about the Tour of Hope:

Cyclists Rally for Cervical Cancer Prevention on May 28

How far would you go to save 500 women?

For the dedicated cyclists of the upcoming “Tour of Hope 2011- 00: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer,” it will take 500 kilometers in 5 days. They will undertake the challenging 5-day journey from Manila to Laoag in order to help raise funds for cervical cancer prevention vaccination drives and seminars.

“What makes this year’s Tour of Hope different is that we are going to vaccinate a total of 500 women during the tour,” explains Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, Bravehearts president. “We wanted the tour to be more than just a way to spread awareness about cervical cancer prevention. We hope this will inspire more women to take action against this deadly but preventable disease.”

Bravehearts President Abbygale Arenas-De Leon sharing several facts and statistics about cervical cancer - JustAnotherPixel.netBravehearts President Abbygale Arenas-de Leon sharing several facts on cervical cancer.

Recently, the exciting details of the biggest anti-cervical cancer were revealed at the official launch of this year’s Tour of Hope, which was organized by Bravehearts in partnership with Team David’s Salon and GlaxoSmithKline. The event was held at R.O.X., the biggest outdoor sports and recreation hub in Southeast Asia and hosted by celebrity athlete Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion, who will also be cycling to help save women from cervical cancer in the Tour of Hope.Team David Salon and Tessa Prieto-Valdes in support of Tour of Hope 2011  - JustAnotherPixel.net

In a country where cervical cancer claims the lives of 12 women everyday[1], the need to fight this disease has only become more urgent over the years.

“I would like to encourage women to be screened for cervical cancer regularly,” said Dr. Cecilia Llave, Program Director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP). “The disease is treatable through early detection. In fact, not only is it treatable, it can also be avoided by living a healthy lifestyle and getting vaccinated.”

Dra. Cecila Llave, Director of CECAP encouraging women to visit their OB-GYNE regularly - JustAnotherPixel.net

Since The Tour of Hope started in 2008, it has generated approximately Php 2 million through sponsorships and pledges. These were then used for cervical cancer screening programs and lectures with the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP).

However, if you think that The Tour of Hope is all about the bikers, think again. Over the past two years, the event organizers have formed partnerships with local government units such as those of Tarlac, Dagupan, Pampanga, La Union, and Baguio in order to conduct lectures during each stopover of the tour to local communities with marginalized groups who display poor health-seeking behavior.

What’s in Store for The Tour of Hope 2011

Aside from the challenging journey, The Tour of Hope has always been known for bringing its participants to scenic locations such as Vigan, Zambales, and Camarines Sur. This year is no exception. The Tour of Hope 2011 – 500: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer will kick off at the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City on May 28, 2011.

The first stop will be at Tarlac City, Tarlac. It is the home of President Noynoy Aquino’s ancestral house and Mount Pinatubo, where adventure-seeking 4×4 wheel drivers try their skills, and hikers visit the crater. The tour will then continue to San Fernando, La Union, where the renowned La Union Botanical Gardens is located. Afterwards, the bikers will head to Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, where historical churches and ancestral homes that reflect the beauty of old world architecture can be found. The fourth stop will be Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, where tourists often visit the Juan Luna Shrine. There, visitors can get a glimpse of the award-winning Spolarium painter’s life through vintage photographs and household artifacts. The final stop for this year’s Tour of Hope is Paoay, where bikers will get to see the unique blend of Spanish, Chinese, and architecture represented by Paoay Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The last leg of the tour will feature celebrity bikers such as Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, Marvin Kiefer, Rovilson Fernandez, Troy Montero, Aubrey Miles, Will Devaughn, Richie Hardin, Richard Herrera, Janna Victoria, Gem Padilla, Anthony Pangilinan, and David Charlton. They will be lending their star power to draw attention to a good cause. In addition, Tessa Prieto-Valdes is currently working on a special project that will also help raise funds for cervical cancer prevention.

As part of the preparations for the upcoming Tour of Hope, there will also be a Mini Tour of Hope that will be held on May 7 at Filinvest, Alabang. This is a great way for biking enthusiasts to show their support for the anti-cervical cancer advocacy, and everyone is invited to join.

Bravehearts Corporate Partners and The Tour of Hope 2011 sponsors - JustAnotherPixel.net

“On behalf of Bravehearts, I’d like to encourage everyone to join the fight against cervical cancer,” Abbygale Arenas-de Leon said. “For all the women, do it for your families and loved ones. And for all the men, I encourage you to support the cervical cancer prevention advocacy for your mothers, sisters, and daughters. With your help, thousands of lives can be saved.”

Vaccination of bikers joining the Tour of Hope 2011 - JustAnotherPixel.net

Bravehearts is a non-profit organization initially led by the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP) for the Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF). It is dedicated to raising awareness on cervical cancer prevention and is supported by a growing number of women, including prominent personalities such as Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, who is the current president of the organization, Senator Loren Legarda, Pia Magalona, Ellen Tordesillas, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Jeena Lopez, Maimai Davao, Joyette Jopson, and Suzi Entrata. For further inquiries, please email braveheartsphilippines@gmail.com. To be a part of The Tour of Hope 2011 – 500: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer, please email Joyette Jopson at joyette.jopson@gmail.com or contact her at 0917-8827352.

If you want to be part of The Tour of Hope 2011, the information you need can be found above. And, let’s spread the word. Thank you! 🙂

Auction for Action : A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction on May 25th!

This coming May 25th, UNICEF Philippines will be launching its first fund-raising online auction entitled Auction for Action : A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction. This will benefit children’s programs in the Philippines and worldwide.

UNICEF Auction for Action - JustAnotherPixel.net

This online auction, which you can access at www.ebay.ph/unicef by the 25th, is made possible by UNICEF’s partnership with Ayala Malls, Ebay.ph and Cibo.

This online auction will bring together works of reputable artists in art, design, furniture, fashion, jewelry, and photography, along with exciting experiential packages.

The UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction will feature the following:

  • Artists: Manny Baldemor, Michael Cacnio, Celestina, Seb Chua, Kenneth Cobonpue, Araceli Limcaco Dans, Kristine Dee, Janina Dizon, Tom Epperson, Accessory Lab, Ito Kish, E. Billy Mondoñedo, Ramon Orlina, Debbie Palao, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Benji Reyes, Popo San Pascual, Vito Selma, Paul Syjuco, Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre of FIRMA/Felicity, Reg Yuson, and UNICEF Special Advocate for Children, Ms. Daphne Oseña Paez.
  • Galerie Joaquin artists: Jovan Benito, Jomar Delluba, Hamzah Marbella, Dominic Rubio and Juvenal Sanso are also participating.
  • Experiential packages: Dinner by Chef Tonyboy Escalante of Antonio’s and dugout experience with the Philippine Football Team or Azkals on July 3 at the World Cup qualifier in Manila.

Here are a few words from notable people from UNICEF:

UNICEF Country Representative Vanessa Tobin shares, “This is a first for UNICEF Philippines. Our partnership with acclaimed artists via online auction helps us engage the public in a new and interesting way. As well as raising important funds for our work, we will be able to raise awareness of important issues affecting children in the most disadvantaged communities of the Philippines and worldwide.”

From UNICEF - Bianca Gonzales, Vanessa Tobin and Daphne Osena Paez - JustAnotherPixel.net

“I know a lot of people recognize UNICEF’s valuable work in children’s rights, but few realize that UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary contributions to support its work on the ground. I’ve helped them educate moms all over the country on maternal health, mortality and breastfeeding. This time, I want to help UNICEF raise awareness and funds for all their other goals: providing children with health care, access to safe water and sanitation, education, and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation,” said UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña Paez.

For Daphne, “the response from artists has been very encouraging, to say the least. It feels incredible to be able to work with such prominent artists for a worthwhile cause. I’m a great fan of their work, but now I’m in even greater awe of their kindness and generosity. They put a lot of love and devote a lot of time into everything they create, so I know that beyond the beautiful art piece, the artists are really sharing a part of themselves with UNICEF.“

Celebrity host and also a UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Bianca Gonzalez adds, “I’ve been working with UNICEF since 2007 and I’m very excited to be a part of this unique fundraising auction. Whilst online auctions are quite new to the Philippines, it’s very secure and the best thing is you can participate from anywhere in the country.”

Again, the Auction for Action: A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction will go live on May 25, 2011 and can be accessed at www.ebay.ph/unicef. There’ll surely be exciting items up for bidding. And, it’s always good to help make a difference in children’s lives.


About UNICEF
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

In the Philippines for over sixty years, UNICEF works through partners to reach disadvantaged children and communities to ensure children are healthy, educated and protected from harm. UNICEF is quick to respond in emergencies to ensure affected communities are reached and provided with services from local governments and other service providers.

Photo credit (Bianca, Vanessa & Daphne): Orange Magazine TV

Auction for Action : A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction on May 25th!

This coming May 25th, UNICEF Philippines will be launching its first fund-raising online auction entitled Auction for Action : A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction. This will benefit children’s programs in the Philippines and worldwide.

UNICEF Auction for Action - JustAnotherPixel.net

This online auction, which you can access at www.ebay.ph/unicef by the 25th, is made possible by UNICEF’s partnership with Ayala Malls, Ebay.ph and Cibo.

This online auction will bring together works of reputable artists in art, design, furniture, fashion, jewelry, and photography, along with exciting experiential packages.

The UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction will feature the following:

  • Artists: Manny Baldemor, Michael Cacnio, Celestina, Seb Chua, Kenneth Cobonpue, Araceli Limcaco Dans, Kristine Dee, Janina Dizon, Tom Epperson, Accessory Lab, Ito Kish, E. Billy Mondoñedo, Ramon Orlina, Debbie Palao, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Benji Reyes, Popo San Pascual, Vito Selma, Paul Syjuco, Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre of FIRMA/Felicity, Reg Yuson, and UNICEF Special Advocate for Children, Ms. Daphne Oseña Paez.
  • Galerie Joaquin artists: Jovan Benito, Jomar Delluba, Hamzah Marbella, Dominic Rubio and Juvenal Sanso are also participating.
  • Experiential packages: Dinner by Chef Tonyboy Escalante of Antonio’s and dugout experience with the Philippine Football Team or Azkals on July 3 at the World Cup qualifier in Manila.

Here are a few words from notable people from UNICEF:

UNICEF Country Representative Vanessa Tobin shares, “This is a first for UNICEF Philippines. Our partnership with acclaimed artists via online auction helps us engage the public in a new and interesting way. As well as raising important funds for our work, we will be able to raise awareness of important issues affecting children in the most disadvantaged communities of the Philippines and worldwide.”

From UNICEF - Bianca Gonzales, Vanessa Tobin and Daphne Osena Paez - JustAnotherPixel.net

“I know a lot of people recognize UNICEF’s valuable work in children’s rights, but few realize that UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary contributions to support its work on the ground. I’ve helped them educate moms all over the country on maternal health, mortality and breastfeeding. This time, I want to help UNICEF raise awareness and funds for all their other goals: providing children with health care, access to safe water and sanitation, education, and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation,” said UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña Paez.

For Daphne, “the response from artists has been very encouraging, to say the least. It feels incredible to be able to work with such prominent artists for a worthwhile cause. I’m a great fan of their work, but now I’m in even greater awe of their kindness and generosity. They put a lot of love and devote a lot of time into everything they create, so I know that beyond the beautiful art piece, the artists are really sharing a part of themselves with UNICEF.“

Celebrity host and also a UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Bianca Gonzalez adds, “I’ve been working with UNICEF since 2007 and I’m very excited to be a part of this unique fundraising auction. Whilst online auctions are quite new to the Philippines, it’s very secure and the best thing is you can participate from anywhere in the country.”

Again, the Auction for Action: A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction will go live on May 25, 2011 and can be accessed at www.ebay.ph/unicef. There’ll surely be exciting items up for bidding. And, it’s always good to help make a difference in children’s lives.


About UNICEF
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

In the Philippines for over sixty years, UNICEF works through partners to reach disadvantaged children and communities to ensure children are healthy, educated and protected from harm. UNICEF is quick to respond in emergencies to ensure affected communities are reached and provided with services from local governments and other service providers.

Photo credit (Bianca, Vanessa & Daphne): Orange Magazine TV

It Takes 2 – PDA Partners with Pepsodent to promote Oral Health through Batang May “K”

I’ve always believed that a smile can make a whole lot of difference with how you look, how people perceive you, and even how you feel. That’s why, as much as possible, I smile.

Though I’m thankful that I was blessed with a good set of teeth (thanks, Dad!), I know that it doesn’t stop there. If I want to keep my beautiful smile, I need to take care of my teeth. And that starts with daily brushing, which my mother, who works as a Public Health Nurse for over 25 years, has encouraged throughout our years of existence. 🙂

You’d be shocked to know that tooth decay, although it’s highly preventable, is one of the most common chronic disease in the world! But, it’s good news that just by using a good quality fluoride toothpaste and brushing twice daily, the cavities in children can be reduced to up to 50%. And I know, even for adults like me, twice daily brushing should be part of our habits to prevent tooth decay.

Batang May K brought to us by PDA and Pepsodent, through the global partnership of FDI and Unilever - JustAnotherPixel.net

In the purpose of educating children and caregivers on the positive effects of twice daily brushing and other healthy habits such as handwashing with soap, waste segregation, proper diet and nutrition, and bi-annual deworming, Pepsodent, together with the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) launched an intensive oral health and personal hygiene project targeted towards Filipino school-age children in Batangas province – "Batang May K".

It Takes 2 - Launch of Phase 2 of Batang May K campaign by PDA and Unilever - JustAnotherPixel.net

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of It Takes 2, Phase II of the Batang May “K” program last May 4th, which now emphasizes on twice daily brushing.

The first speaker who graced the event was Dr. Robert Tajonera, the President of the Philippine Dental Association. He shared with us what they have accomplished in Phase I of Batang May “K”, including the distribution of educational materials, school and mall tours, media exposure, and even coming up with their own PDA mascot – Captain D (for dentist).

Dr. Robert Tajonera - President of Philippine Dental Association

I also found out that our government declared February as National Dental Health month and the third week of June as Oral Cancer Awareness week. That’s how important oral health is. So, it’s truly something that we shouldn’t be neglecting.

Batang May “K” is a localized program that’s part of the "Live.Learn.Laugh" taking place around the world as part of a special global partnership between Unilever and the FDI World Dental Federation. It started back in 2007 in four municipalities in Batangas. To-date, it has benefited a total of 2,900 day care pupils in 108 day care centers in Calaca, Padre Garcia, Malvar and San Pascual in Batangas. Dr. Tajonera informed us that for Phase II, they are aiming to cover all of the Batangas province.

Mr. Fernando Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines

Next was Mr. Fernando Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines. He mentioned that they are bringing back Pepsodent because it’s the most affordable toothpaste out there that’s effective in fighting cavities. I guess that’s their way of saying that with Pepsodent’s affordability, it should be easier for everyone to take care of their teeth with twice daily brushing.

A video showing us what they've done so far through the Batang May K campaign - JustAnotherPixel.net

Afterwards, we were shown a video of what they’ve accomplished in Phase I of Batang May “K”. We saw videos and photos of people involved in the campaign, and kids who are brushing their teeth, hand washing, etc. They wanted to continue encouraging healthy habits by making it fun for kids, which I know can be very effective.

Dr. Roberto Vianna - President of FDI World Dental Federation

Dr. Roberto Vianna, the President of the FDI World Dental Federation, told us how many dentists and associations around the world are in support of the Live.Laugh.Learn campaign and Batang May “K”. They all are aiming towards leading the world to optimum oral health. It’s good to know that they are truly united towards this advocacy.

Dr. Analia Mendez - Global Personal Healthcare and Home Hygiene Parternship Director of Unilever

Dr. Analia Mendez, a dental surgeon and the Global Personal Healthcare and Home Hygiene Partnership Director of Unilever, emphasized how easy it should be to maintain oral health and prevent tooth decay, but still a lot of people, especially kids, are afflicted by cavities.

Mr. Gilbert Simpao - Managing Director for Skin Care, Oral Care and Deodorants at Unilever Philippines

It is indeed alarming to know the staggering number of kids who have cavities. Mr. Gilbert Simpao, Managing Director for Skin Care, Oral Care and Deodorants of Unilever Philippines, emphasized further on how easy it is to maintain oral health. I wish more people will realize that.

Members of FDI, PDA and Unilever committing to the It Takes 2 campaign of Batang May K - JustAnotherPixel.net

By the way, Dr. Tajonera ended his speech by saying that good oral health equals to a good quality of life. I agree with him. Imagine if you have a toothache or have sensitive teeth prone to pangingilo, can you function well? I can’t. That’s why I encourage everyone to take care of your teeth NOW. Twice daily brushing shouldn’t be a difficult thing to do, right? 🙂

Here are more photos from the press conference:

Dr. Analia Mendez with a kid from the focus group for the symbolic exchange for Oral Health - JustAnotherPixel.net

Members of the PDA with Dr. Vianna - JustAnotherPixel.net

Mr. Fernandez imprinting on the It Takes Two Commitment wall - JustAnotherPixel.net Mr. Fernandez imprinting on the It Takes 2 Commitment wall.

Me taking my oath to brushing day and night in support of the It Takes 2 campaign to fight cavities - JustAnotherPixel.net.jpMy turn to imprint my oath to twice daily brushing, in support of the It Takes 2 campaign.

Ruth and I support Batang May K Phase 2 - It Takes 2 - day and night brushing - JustAnotherPixel.netRuth and I support It Takes 2 of Batang May “K”

Let’s all promote ORAL and overall / general health. Encourage your friends , kids, partners, parents, your loved ones to practice twice daily brushing. It can make a lot of difference.

Members of FDI, PDA and Unilever committing to the It Takes 2 campaign of Batang May K - JustAnotherPixel.net

IT ONLY TAKES TWO – twice daily brushing – to prevent tooth decay!

It Takes 2 – PDA Partners with Pepsodent to promote Oral Health through Batang May “K”

I’ve always believed that a smile can make a whole lot of difference with how you look, how people perceive you, and even how you feel. That’s why, as much as possible, I smile.

Though I’m thankful that I was blessed with a good set of teeth (thanks, Dad!), I know that it doesn’t stop there. If I want to keep my beautiful smile, I need to take care of my teeth. And that starts with daily brushing, which my mother, who works as a Public Health Nurse for over 25 years, has encouraged throughout our years of existence. 🙂

You’d be shocked to know that tooth decay, although it’s highly preventable, is one of the most common chronic disease in the world! But, it’s good news that just by using a good quality fluoride toothpaste and brushing twice daily, the cavities in children can be reduced to up to 50%. And I know, even for adults like me, twice daily brushing should be part of our habits to prevent tooth decay.

Batang May K brought to us by PDA and Pepsodent, through the global partnership of FDI and Unilever - JustAnotherPixel.net

In the purpose of educating children and caregivers on the positive effects of twice daily brushing and other healthy habits such as handwashing with soap, waste segregation, proper diet and nutrition, and bi-annual deworming, Pepsodent, together with the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) launched an intensive oral health and personal hygiene project targeted towards Filipino school-age children in Batangas province – “Batang May K“.

It Takes 2 - Launch of Phase 2 of Batang May K campaign by PDA and Unilever - JustAnotherPixel.net

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of It Takes 2, Phase II of the Batang May “K” program last May 4th, which now emphasizes on twice daily brushing.

The first speaker who graced the event was Dr. Robert Tajonera, the President of the Philippine Dental Association. He shared with us what they have accomplished in Phase I of Batang May “K”, including the distribution of educational materials, school and mall tours, media exposure, and even coming up with their own PDA mascot – Captain D (for dentist).

Dr. Robert Tajonera - President of Philippine Dental Association

I also found out that our government declared February as National Dental Health month and the third week of June as Oral Cancer Awareness week. That’s how important oral health is. So, it’s truly something that we shouldn’t be neglecting.

Batang May “K” is a localized program that’s part of the “Live.Learn.Laugh” taking place around the world as part of a special global partnership between Unilever and the FDI World Dental Federation. It started back in 2007 in four municipalities in Batangas. To-date, it has benefited a total of 2,900 day care pupils in 108 day care centers in Calaca, Padre Garcia, Malvar and San Pascual in Batangas. Dr. Tajonera informed us that for Phase II, they are aiming to cover all of the Batangas province.

Mr. Fernando Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines

Next was Mr. Fernando Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines. He mentioned that they are bringing back Pepsodent because it’s the most affordable toothpaste out there that’s effective in fighting cavities. I guess that’s their way of saying that with Pepsodent’s affordability, it should be easier for everyone to take care of their teeth with twice daily brushing.

A video showing us what they've done so far through the Batang May K campaign - JustAnotherPixel.net

Afterwards, we were shown a video of what they’ve accomplished in Phase I of Batang May “K”. We saw videos and photos of people involved in the campaign, and kids who are brushing their teeth, hand washing, etc. They wanted to continue encouraging healthy habits by making it fun for kids, which I know can be very effective.

Dr. Roberto Vianna - President of FDI World Dental Federation

Dr. Roberto Vianna, the President of the FDI World Dental Federation, told us how many dentists and associations around the world are in support of the Live.Laugh.Learn campaign and Batang May “K”. They all are aiming towards leading the world to optimum oral health. It’s good to know that they are truly united towards this advocacy.

Dr. Analia Mendez - Global Personal Healthcare and Home Hygiene Parternship Director of Unilever

Dr. Analia Mendez, a dental surgeon and the Global Personal Healthcare and Home Hygiene Partnership Director of Unilever, emphasized how easy it should be to maintain oral health and prevent tooth decay, but still a lot of people, especially kids, are afflicted by cavities.

Mr. Gilbert Simpao - Managing Director for Skin Care, Oral Care and Deodorants at Unilever Philippines

It is indeed alarming to know the staggering number of kids who have cavities. Mr. Gilbert Simpao, Managing Director for Skin Care, Oral Care and Deodorants of Unilever Philippines, emphasized further on how easy it is to maintain oral health. I wish more people will realize that.

Members of FDI, PDA and Unilever committing to the It Takes 2 campaign of Batang May K - JustAnotherPixel.net

By the way, Dr. Tajonera ended his speech by saying that good oral health equals to a good quality of life. I agree with him. Imagine if you have a toothache or have sensitive teeth prone to pangingilo, can you function well? I can’t. That’s why I encourage everyone to take care of your teeth NOW. Twice daily brushing shouldn’t be a difficult thing to do, right? 🙂

Here are more photos from the press conference:

Dr. Analia Mendez with a kid from the focus group for the symbolic exchange for Oral Health - JustAnotherPixel.net

Members of the PDA with Dr. Vianna - JustAnotherPixel.net

Mr. Fernandez imprinting on the It Takes Two Commitment wall - JustAnotherPixel.net Mr. Fernandez imprinting on the It Takes 2 Commitment wall.

Me taking my oath to brushing day and night in support of the It Takes 2 campaign to fight cavities - JustAnotherPixel.net.jpMy turn to imprint my oath to twice daily brushing, in support of the It Takes 2 campaign.

Ruth and I support Batang May K Phase 2 - It Takes 2 - day and night brushing - JustAnotherPixel.netRuth and I support It Takes 2 of Batang May “K”

Let’s all promote ORAL and overall / general health. Encourage your friends , kids, partners, parents, your loved ones to practice twice daily brushing. It can make a lot of difference.

Members of FDI, PDA and Unilever committing to the It Takes 2 campaign of Batang May K - JustAnotherPixel.net

IT ONLY TAKES TWO – twice daily brushing – to prevent tooth decay!