Social Media Release: Unilab Ideas Positive

October 2, 2010 

Business Name: United Laboratories, Incorporated 

Business Line: pharmaceuticals, healthcare products 

Company Contact Information: 

Contact Person: Barry Barrientos, Project Lead for Ideas Positive 




United Laboratories, Inc. opens opportunities for the youth through Ideas Positive, the Unilab Youth Camp for Change
  • United Laboratories, Inc. or Unilab concluded its 3-day youth camp for change entitled “Ideas Positive” held from September 23 to 25, 2010.
  • Day 1 and Day 1 of Unilab Ideas Positive were a series of talks about the youth as catalysts for change from several influential personalities in the Philippines. Speakers were Bam Aquino and Mark Ruiz, to name a few.
  • Day 3 of Unilab Ideas Positive was the presentation day of the five finalists of the Social Marketing Plan Competition participated by students from different universities and colleges.
  • The finalists in the Social Marketing Plan Competition are: UP Diliman’s The PET Society: Adopt-a-PET, DLSU-D’s SERVE: Ugnayan ng Nagkakaisang Initiatibo, Layunin, at Adbokasiyang Pangkalusugan ng Sta. Mercedes, Maragondon, Cavite, UP Diliman’s UB and G: May Papel Ako, UA&P’s Team BIGGKAS: Buklod Bukid Sowing Nutrition Reaping Hope, and UST’s CLPH: Mamamayang Ayaw sa Dengue.
  • The Social Marketing Plan Competition was comprised of project proposals that would address an issue, health-related or economic-related, in the group’s chosen locality.
  • A committee screened the entries coming up with five entries for the finals. During the finals, the panel of judges was composed of: (1) Dr. Oscar Tinio, President of the Philippine Medical Association, (2) Dr. Gloriani, Dean of the UP Manila College of Public Health, (3) Eduardo Morato Jr., President of ABS-CBN Bayan, (4) Mark Ruiz, social entrepreneur, (5) Randy Aquino, Country Head of Ogilvy & Mather Philippines, and (6) Bert Manlapi, head of Unilab Corporate Communication.
  • The grand prize winner, University of Asia and the Pacific’s Team BIGGKAS, takes home 100, 000Php seed money for the proposed project, a 2-day Boracay getaway, and a trophy for their school. The runners up, UP Diliman’s UB and G and UST’s CLPH, take home 60, 000Php seed money for the proposed project, iPod shuffles, and trophies for their schools.
  • For years now, Unilab continues to touch and improve lives effecting positive change in the communities through its Bayanihan spirit.



 “The energy is contagious, isn’t it? …with a sense of optimism founded in the youth, in your belief that in your young age, you can make a change through the communities…” — Ben O. Yap (EVP and COO, Unilab) 

Mr Ben O. Yap giving the Welcome Remarks of Day 3

Event Photos: 

The hosts during Ideas Positive Day 3

Mr Barrry Barrientos, Project Lead for Ideas Positive


The OrCom Diva enjoying Day 3 of Ideas Positive



United Laboratories, Incorporated (Unilab) is the biggest and leading pharmaceuticals and healthcare company in the Philippines, enjoying above 20% market shares in an industry dominated by the world’s biggest pharmaceutical conglomerates. To know more about Unilab and its products, visit their website at or call (632)858-1000.


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