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Family Movie Time is Quality Time


 Together with my daughter and her nanny, I attended the media launch of the SM Cinema Family Movie Day last July 2. I just love it when work and leisure come together and I get to spend at least half of the weekend doing both just to be with them, especially somewhere very close to home (venue was SM Southmall, which is only a 10-minutes trike ride away). We were one of those early bird guests and the program hasn’t started yet, hence we decided to go around the event area to see how my mini me (who easily gets […]

Irene (State of the World's Mothers)

Save the Children’s SOWM report says child survival rates in Metro Manila improved by 50%


 Metro Manila was listed among top cities in the world to cut mortality rates of children among urban poor, according to 2015 State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM) global data published by Save the Children. The annual global mother’s index report reveals that Metro Manila child survival rates among the urban poor in the last 20 years has improved compared to the other developing countries. Between 1993 and 2008, child mortality rate went from 81 to 38 deaths per 1,000 lives deaths. Afterwards, the poorest urban children went from being less than 5 times as likely to die to being […]