People who possess within them a great desire to fulfill a dream, a longing to bring about change and a great love for country or family, they are Life Chargers that Pharmaton has selected and wishes to support and to help promote their undertaking.
These people with a significant source of inspiration are driven and seemingly without limits in the pursuit of their goals just like (Pharmaton) Multivitamins + Minerals + Deanol + Ginseng Extract.
Pharmaton introduced these Life Chargers via a press launch last August 18, 2014 at Intercontinental Hotel Manila. Below are the names of five men and women who are committed to a vision, driven by the desire for a quality of life for themselves and for others. More importantly, they have the sustained energy to live out their passions and thereby, create positive change.
Hindy Weber Tantoco is a Pharmaton Life Charger. She is an icon in the fashion industry, a mother of four and owner of Holy Carabao Farms. She is acknowledged for promoting a holistic way of life. Hindy is driven to uplift the lives of others. For over a decade now, her work in fashion allows her to bring more beauty outward. Through her involvement in organic food and farming, others can feel better inward because of the food they eat. Hindy is inspired by two of the most beautiful things in life– children and nature.
Maxie Abad is another Life Charger. He is a lawyer, a triathlete, a former player of the Philippine National Football Team and founder of Manila Soccer Academy. Born out of a desire to give back to the sport, Maxie wanted MSA to be dedicated not only to creating good football players but to molding outstanding individuals as well. Maxie is inspired whenever he sees the kids of MSA having fun on the field. The words “Passion for football” are sewn in the jerseys of MSA coaches. Maxie coined these words to inspire the kids when they train. He believes that when one is inspired, passion will come and everyday one can find something that ignites it.
Michelle Ressa Aventajado is a blogger, contributing writer, yoga teacher and an advocate for special children. She has been a strong supporter for the well-being of children with special needs, as she has one herself. She works with organizations, such as Best Buddies, that promote the inclusion of special kids through one-to-one friendships. Her children and her husband are her greatest inspiration. She often says that it is her goal to always show the best sides of herself to her kids, specially to her daughter with Down Syndrome. Her daughter empowers her to stand up for what is right in this world and to gently point out what is wrong. Her blog is called Momma ‘N Manila and documents her journey and adventures as a mother living in Manila.
Chef Rob Pengson is a popular chef and TV personality. He presently owns and is the Head Chef of the award-winning restaurant, The Goose Station in Bonifacio Global City. He recently started the Epicurean Lab, the culinary science department of Global Culinary & Hospitality Academy in order to promote modern gastronomy to the local restaurant industry. He is an advocate of both classical and modern styles of cooking and continues to share his passion for cooking with over thousands of eager students. It is seeing the growth and success of his students that inspires Chef Rob. He hopes that when young chefs see his passion, learn of his failures and successes, they too will get inspired no matter what life throws at them.
Rounding off the Life Chargers is Anthony Suntay. He is a sportscaster, journalist, radio host and events host. He is a familiar TV sports personality, often seen and heard in major sporting events. Most notably, Anthony is the first Filipino International Sportscaster. His passion and determination for his craft allowed him to break through barriers and penetrate an industry dominated by English and Australian sportscasters in the region. For Anthony, no one inspires him more than his children. They are what drives him to work hard and push forward. Next to this, Anthony is further inspired by the athletes that he gets to watch and cover. He admires their commitment and sacrifice to excel.
During the event, the Pharmaton Life Chargers shared their inspirations and told the story behind their passions. They were asked how they were able to manage a busy schedule and still have quality of life. The Life Chargers acknowledged the boost in energy that they get from Pharmaton, giving them the lasting energy to live out their passions and stay committed to their visions. They likewise expressed their appreciation with Pharmaton for giving recognition to their work and their desire for positive change.