Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Sangobion & The Salaminkera

Shakira says "Hips Don't Lie". But the Salaminkera says, "The Mirror Doesn't Lie".

That was the premise of Salaminkera, "the woman on the mirror" played by comedienne Giselle Sanchez. Coined after the term “salamangkera,” a Filipino word for magician or wizard, the Salaminkera does not mince words and forces a woman to face the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.

I know right, Salaminkera? To be honest, when I was asked to save the date for Salaminkera, my initial reaction was, "OMG I hope this isn't chaka!" But as soon as I received the invite and saw that Giselle Sanchez was fronting the show, I let out a sigh of relief and was actually excited to see her on stage for the media launch/press event hosted by iron supplement brand Sangobion at The Conservatory in Manila Peninsula.

And what a rollicking good time it was! I found myself laughing at her crazy jokes. The lady behind me was busting out guffawing at every spiel. To think that the topics Giselle was talking were about serious matters to us women: beauty, love, family and career and how to juggle all four.

It was definitely a fun way to spend my mid-day with my friend Jackie Go, and I also had fun chatting with our fellow Sangobion Brand Believers: Cheska Kramer, Jenni Epperson, Frances Sales, and Rowena Wendy Lei. Over lunch, we bonded talking about our kids, losing the "puson" and sharing parenting tips that it felt like I've known them for a long time. Nothing really bonds women like motherhood, no?

I have to hand it to Sangobion. They found a novel and entertaining way to discuss the three signs of iron deficiency, extol the numerous virtues of iron, and why it was best to take Sangobion of course.

My OB-Gyn actually recommended that I take Sangobion while pregnant with Xavi because it was easier on the tummy. This is because Sangobion is NOT ferrous sulfate. It is primarily made up of ferrous gluconate, which is organic in origin, making it the most easily absorbed of all ferrous salts. It also has less gastrointestinal side effects compared to ferrous sulfate. Sangobion also contains other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B12, folic acid, Sorbitol, and other minerals. Winner divah?

As for the Salaminkera? Catch her on June 9 at the Lower Ground Level, Building A of SM Megamall! The show is open to all!

Sangobion is an organic iron supplement that has benefitted Filipinos for over 30 years. It fights signs of iron deficiency such as fatigue, paleness, lack of concentration, dizziness, and weakness. 

Among the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Merck constantly aims to provide the best pharmaceuticals and life science solutions to patients and customers across the entire country. Sangobion comes in capsule, syrup and drop form, and is available in all major and leading drugstores nationwide. 

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