G Stuff is the recently launched special line of products that are natural, clean and healthy founded by Ms. Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN.
It was actually my first time to hear about G Stuff when I was invited to a merienda cena over at 9501 Restaurant, ELJ Building last week.
But G Stuff is not new, it is actually on its sixth month now with stores in Powerplant Mall, Trinoma, and soon to open in Alabang Town Center.
It was created out of the desire to provide communities with opportunities to market excellent local products which may be used as main ingredients and raw materials for the production for premium products produced under the G stuff brand. G Stuff sources its ingredients from communities that adhere to sustainable farming practices. It envisions to eradicate poverty while protecting the natural environment.
According to Ms. Gina Lopez, she used her money in making the products, and putting up G Stuff but 100% of the profit goes to help the communities she is dealing with in the Green Initiative.
“This is such an amazingly beautiful country of 7,000 islands. But unfortunately, the people in most of our islands are poor. G Stuff is an effort to get these people out of poverty,” Lopez articulated.
G Stuff contains products with natural ingredients from identified ecotourism areas. Its name speaks for its advocacy as G stands for so many things: G is green because it’s good for the environment. G is good for the community – 100% of the profits will help sustain their livelihood. G means gift because there will be flavorful and exciting array of products.
There is a line of virgin coconut oil products from Brooke’s Point, Palawan – from skin care to room fragrances. There is also a premium VCO product with high content of ceramide that can remove wrinkles and can keep the skin young.
Pinoy boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is vital in the success of VCO business as he funded Php5 Million for the construction of manufacturing plant in Brooke’s Point to turn the abundant coconuts into refined VCO. The pili nuts and cacao come from communities in Sorsogon. The essential oils come from communities in Cagayan de Oro and Butuan. Dr. Rey Villoria’s healing crystals is also available. This salt works wonders because it addresses minor ailments.
Taken from the experience of Lopez – “I was supposed to have a root canal. I then found out that if I cut the nerve in my tooth, eventually the whole tooth will die and even the teeth around it. So I decided to try brushing my teeth with the healing crystals. Lo and behold – the pain disappeared.”
The healing crystals are being used in herbs and spices available in G Stuff store. Different kinds of pili recipes are also being offered.
Premium recipes by top chefs in the country are also being offered in the store. These are Chef Myrna Segismundo’s carabao cheese with pili nut and cherry tomato marmalade; Chef Gilbert Pangilinan’s red onion & Palawan and wafu dressings and; Chef Him Uy’s pili trail mix. There will be upcoming recipes from Sandy Daza, Glenda Barretto, Jessie Sincioco and Robby Goco.
All the recipes are guaranteed free of chemicals, preservatives, white sugar and white flour.
“Every time you buy from G Stuff, you are integrating your energies with us, as we form this beautiful web of life, which will make this country a much better place to live in. So buy from G Stuff all the time. It’s good for you. It’s good for the country. It’s good for the community. It’s good for everything,” she enthused.
Green Initiative’s 2014 Summer Destinations are also set to be launched. These are the ecotourism areas of Palawan, Sibuyan Island in Romblon and areas in Bicol. Ironically, the impoverished communities are situated in the picturesque sceneries in the Philippines.Upon surveying the economic and tourism possibilities, Bantay Kalikasan has developed ecotourism destinations in the areas of Palawan, Sibuyan Island in Romblon and areas in Bicol. Tourists and travelers are sure to enjoy travel packages, activities and accommodation that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and yet, can bring the explorer in them.
The combined funds from G Stuff and Green Initiative’s summer destinations will be utilized to further cultivate more ecotourism sites and to organize trainings on manufacture and production for communities.
Lopez only had one goal in putting up the store – that is to help the communities improve their living conditions while preserving the environment.
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