Through this year’s Holiday Toy Drive, we were able to collect over 100 toys for children at the Children of Cebu Foundation, Community Scouts Youth Guidance Center, and Brgy. Luz community!
This was an unforgettable holiday for these children, who felt more special and loved as a result of what they received.
We were able to deliver basketballs, dolls, trucks, clothes, and other necessities thanks to your generosity, brightening the season for entire families.
This would not have been possible without the help of our Form and Function Corrective Chiropractic practice members, the Rotary Club of Cebu, Dr Scott Jahn and our partner influencers from all over the country, including Hey Jaey, Lantuag sa Sorsogon, The Wandering Juan, Light TV, and The Daily Posh.
The Toy Drive was featured on Off-Duty Mama, Bloggers of Cebu, and Eunnies Events, which helped spread the word. The online support we received kept the momentum going, and we thank everyone who shared the campaign and encouraged their friends and family to participate.
This year has been challenging. We set a goal of distributing 20 toys to the children in our local community when we first announced our toy drive last month. The “Santa’s Gift Bag” Toy Drive gained momentum over the weeks and far exceeded our expectations in every way. The toys continued to arrive throughout December, and we were able to bring the joy of the holidays to more children than ever before. What an inspiring way to end 2022!
Everyone at Form and Function Corrective Chiropractic wishes you a Happy New Year.
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Karencitta has signed with Def Jam Philippines, a subsidiary of UMG Philippines Inc. To name a few, Def Jam Recordings is home to international superstars Rihanna, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, and Ludacris.
The company has been creating innovative music for over 35 years and, as a recognized global brand, pledges to continue creating music that is both imaginative and of the highest caliber. In 2019, Def Jam finally made a foray into the South East Asian music scene with the goal of fostering the effervescent hip-hop culture that continues to change the world. The company’s operations in the Philippines are thriving, and top Filipino artists like JMara, VVS Collective, 8 Ballin’, Fateeha, and now Karencitta call it home.
Taking great pride in the Philippines
Although Karencitta originally relocated to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue a career in film, she has since returned to Cebu to focus on her music. She takes great pride in her Philippines base, where she has been able to put her fundamental belief that building something from nothing into practice.
Karencitta is now an industry powerhouse; her songs and body of work represent the modern Filipina and her ability to defy stereotypes and criticism.
Karencitta’s signing with Def Jam Philippines, a division of the Universal Music Group, is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. This action exemplifies a core value held by both her and the agency.
To quote Karencitta: “Authenticity is the catalyst of business.”
“One of the most important factors is that they truly believed in and invested in my vision. The team’s first impression also conveyed a sense of entrepreneurship. [They are] visionaries with strong work ethics who are also open, collaborative, and family-oriented.”
Karencitta hopes that her art will be remembered for its carefree wit and profound impact. She hopes that her work will have significance and encourage others.
In addition, Karencitta shares that making each and every song she records into something people can’t forget is her number one career goal.
For the Cebuana rap queen, it’s important that her work serves as a boon to those who encounter it, making their lives richer and more fulfilling as a result.
This is why her first single, “Blow,” comes out as an ode to femininity and how to use it to empower oneself and to spread these messages further.
Blow is all about being a badass and inspiring the women in the audience to go after their dreams while remaining authentic. The negative aspects of the music industry, like the “bashers,” also serve as inspiration for the singer.
Message to the Cittababes
Karencitta has promised us Cittababes (her fans) that 2023 will be filled with more new music, collaborations, tours, and in-person appearances. What’s more, she’s thrilled at the prospect of learning from and developing alongside some of her all-time favorite OPM musicians.
Mr. & Ms. Sinulog Muscle Wars 2023, one of the World Fitness Federation (WFF) Philippines’ first bodybuilding events of the year, kicked off Friday night in Cebu City.
Harson Dale Natividad, Ralph Andrew Labaton, and Elina Stokes were crowned overall champions at the event, which took place in the Mediterranean Room of the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Lahug.
Their performances cement their spots among the federation’s pro card holders. A pro card is issued to an eligible competitor by the WFF, allowing him or her to compete in professional bodybuilding competitions.
According to WFF Philippines president and event chief judge Rogelio Bejemino Jr., these athletes will also represent the country at international WFF events.
Family, friends, and fans of the contestants flocked to cheer on their favorite competitor, yelling and screaming every time they strutted their sculpted physiques on stage until the final winners were announced.
Dr. Dhin Desabille and Dr. Marian Ibon of IDC The Medical Dental Society, along with representatives from the Talisay City Eagles Club Cebu, presented cash prizes and pro cards to the winners and overall champions.
Raven Alcoseba, Southeast Asian Games 2022 bronze medalist and emerging triathlon queen, Sheen Marie Torres, figure model, WFF Pro Athlete and 14-time bikini champion, Rylz Obispo, bikini pro athlete and event head organizer, presented the women with their awards and congratulated them on their achievements.
The audience was treated to spectacular intermission performances by Cebu Flame Artists and Disco Jammers (Cebu Best Dance Crew).
Marwin Batinga, WFF World Champion and pro athlete who is also one of the event’s judges, performed an exhibition before the announcement of the pro card winners, flexing to music with a little dance thrown in for entertainment.
President Bejemino said the show was fantastic, especially since many fans stayed up until 10 p.m. to watch the athletes receive their awards.
“We’re rebuilding and growing stronger,” explained Bejemino. “We’ve planned a year’s worth of events to encourage and support more athletes who want to advance and excel in their fitness careers.”
The one-day national competition featured more than 50 bodybuilders from all over the Philippines, with cash prizes, trophies, medals, and supplements sponsored by Wise Choice Supplements, Smarties Apparel, The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cebu Mantawi Lady Eagles, Talisay City Eagles Club, Royal Danzk, and Merakini Sparkle.
Well-known professional athletes and fitness industry experts judged the ten categories: Marwin Batinga, Dhon Kiamco, Josephine Teria, Kristoff Amores, Dr. Scott Jahn, Stanly Inso, Sheinie Foster, and Sheen Marie Torres.
Among the categories that were competed include Bermuda Beach Model (Men’s New Comer, Natural, Open Short, Open Tall), Sports Model (Women’s), Jeans model (Men’s), Men’s Body Building (Below 70kg), Men’s Body Building (Above 70kg), Women’s Bikini New Comer, Women’s Bikini Open.
The event was hosted by Borgie Cabigas, a former Mr. Cebu, Kapamilya host, and fitness athlete.
Bejemino closed the event by thanking all of the sponsors for helping to make the event a successful launch for the federation’s upcoming events. He also invites everyone to look forward to the next Mr. & Ms. Philippines 2023, which will take place on July 1st in Makati City, and during which the federation will award eight pro cards to deserving athletes.