Presents “I Love My Family!”

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“I Love My Family!” is’s Valentine event, which was held at The Podium Mall last Sunday, February 6, 2011. I was there, together with other mommy bloggers and members of is the first Philippine online parenting show created and hosted by Ms. Tin-Tin Bersola-Babao. For this Valentine event, the show was hosted by Ms. Rosell Velasco-Taberna.

Ms. Tin-Tin Bersola-Babao with mommy bloggers and members

Ms. Rosell Velasco-Taberna and Ms. Tin-Tin Bersola-Babao

The first guest speaker, Ms. Maribel Dionisio, talked about the emotional needs of men and women. Willard Harley, Jr., a marriage expert, identified five emotional needs of men and women in his book His Needs and Her Needs. According to Ms. Dionisio, fulfilling these needs is crucial in maintaining a healthy and happy married life. Men’s emotional needs are attractive spouse, recreational companionship, admiration, domestic support, and sexual fulfilment. Women’s emotional needs, on the other hand, include family commitment, financial stability, affection, conversation, and honesty and openness.

Ms. Maribel Dionisio, family and parenting expert

The next guest speaker was Dr. Arvin Faundo of CordLife Philippines. He talked about stem cell research and the importance of cord blood banking.

Dr. Arvin Faundo of CordLife Philippines

Then, marriage consultants Tibbs and Vangie Evalle talked about the Five Love Languages according to Gary Chapman. These five love languages are (1) Words of Affirmation, (2) Quality time, (3) Receiving gifts, (4) Acts of Service, and (5) Physical Touch. According to Tibbs and Vangie Evalle, we must be willing to know our spouse’s love language if we are to be effective communicators of love.

Marriage experts Tibbs and Vangie Evalle

Finally, Crystal Henares, Dr. Vicki Belo’s daughter and General Manager of Belo Essentials was there to discuss how to properly care for the skin with the help of Belo Essentials’ skin products for both men and women.

Ms. Crystal Henares, General Manager of Belo Essentials

Here are the intermission numbers during the show:

One of the Ainon Baby mascots dancing to the delight of the kids

Winners of “Mom and Me Art Contest”

Launching of Baby Company’s Mom Card that lets cardholders earn points for every purchase

Child artist Angel Hukom did on-the-spot painting. She is shown here with her finished product (in front) of her and some of her previous works.

Eureka Performance Arts doing a stage play

The Rainmakers

Earlier in the show, three mommies were chosen to receive a beauty makeover worth Php5,000 each based on the letter that their husbands sent to They went to David’s Salon first for manicure, pedicure, hair styling/color, then to Bayo to select clothes that match their new look, and they were given Belo Essentials gift packs for more pampering.

Mommies before the makeover

Mommies after the makeoever

We enjoyed the show, the chitchat with mommy bloggers, and of course, the photo opps!

Mommy bloggers

With Ms. Maribel Dionisio and her husband

With Ms. Tin-Tin Bersola-Babao

We’re all looking forward to the next event!

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8 Responses

  1. It was fun being there, present at the event. My daughter enjoyed while I learned a lot from the speakers. Thanks to Madam Christine Bersola- Babao for creating Parentin.TV.

  2. I wasn't able to hear what the guest speakers had shared because of the makeover but good thing I was able to read your post =)

  3. i am 3 and half months preggie…..the bit about dr. arvin faundo and cord blood banking sounds interesting….does any one how i can get more information?

    1. Hi! I’m Cheryl of CordLife Philippines. Nice to hear that Dr. Faundo’s atlk on cord blood banking got you ineterested. For more details on cord blood banking, you may our hotline at 710-9195 or visit our website Our able customer service staff will be glad to assist you.

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