‘Colour Me Ladies’ talk set on March 8

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

“MY life is so colorful!” is such an expression many women can exclaim. With so many roles to fulfill and tasks to accomplish, juggling all these makes for an interesting, and many times, a stressful existence.

Four women who have mastered the art of juggling their many roles will speak before 1,000 women in the “Colour Me Ladies Conference” set on March 8 from 1-7 p.m. at the Atlantic Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. They are Dr. Russell Makiling, Christine Mata-Kairuz, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Karen Timbol.

With the theme, “Lovin’ Life,” the conference is organized by a group of women representing various Christian churches in Metro Cebu.


It envisions to empower and to inspire women, whatever season of their lives they may be passing through.

Makiling is an author, psychometrician, certified human resources trainer/consultant and living values trainer for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; United Nations International Children Emergency Fund; and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator qualified administrator.

She was awarded as woman of the year in 2008 by the American Biographical Institute and is among the 2,000 outstanding intellectuals of the 21st Century (2009-2010) of the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England.

Mata-Kairuz dedicated her time in various ministries. She heads the Marillac Hills Ministry, Alabang, which is a home for sexually abused girls, and is a Sunday school and Bible study teacher at the Lighthouse Christian Community. She is a trainer and speaker. She is a mother of five, grandmother of three and the wife of Peter M. Kairuz, the host of CBN Asia’s 700 Club.

She will be the keynote speaker of the conference on March 8.

Laxa-Pangilinan is popularly known as a multi-awarded movie and television actress, but she is more than that. She is an awarded author of children’s books and a columnist of a newspaper, Philippine Star.

She also conducts parenting seminars through The Parenting Company and Hip Pinas Advocacy. Together with her husband, inspirational speaker Anthony Pangilinan, she is a health and wellness advocate.

As Team Pangilinan, the couple, with their five children, has joined numerous multisport races. She holds a master’s degree in family life and child development from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Timbol is a singer, actress, beauty queen and model. A former teenage personality in the hit show “That’s Entertainment,” she was also a recording artist under BMG Pilipinas. She left show business in 1999 but joined the popular Hotdog band as lead female vocalist on its international tours from 2003-2005.

She is presently an entrepreneur, devoting her time to successful wedding planning business and to her family. She is married to Ariel Atendido with whom she has two children.

The event is supported by Urban Kamalig, Ever Bilena, The Uniform Center, Sun.Star Publications, Citigym, Mary Kay, WRock 96.3, Cebu Daily News, Leona, OMF Literature Inc., Pioneer Life, Tudor Gold Chocolates, Enhance Visa Services Inc., Manulife, DyFR, The Truck Specialist, Metro Cebu News, Planet Exchange Cebu Inc., Pan de Manila and Philippine Nature Spring Water Resources Inc.

Interested participantas may register at OMF Literature, Bookshops and Citigym at the Waterfront Hotel or in participating churches.

Registration fee is P500 inclusive of snacks and a goody bag with note pads, pens and cosmetics.

For inquiries, call 255-5012 or 253-1525. Onsite registration starts at 12 noon on March 8.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 05, 2014.


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