P&G's Safeguard, a brand with a rich heritage of providing long-lasting protection for families, has launched a new campaign called "Pabaon Sa Buhay" (Protection for life)- reinforcing the brand's belief that the lessons learnt at home have the ability to shape and protect a child for life.
King and Warlita's story exemplifies the power of a mother's pabaons and the power of parenting. Through the campaign, Safeguard expresses every parent's hope of providing their children with life-long protection.
The film beautifully captures Warlita's desire to protect her child from harm, yet also equipping King with the right lessons needed to navigate the complexities of life on his own.
What makes the campaign even more special is the cast of the film. As the team at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore engaged with King and Warlita's story, they developed a deep appreciation of the Aeta way of life. Together with the client team at P&G, they decided to stay purist in the intent of bringing this story to the world. To that end, they chose not to cast professional actors to play any of the role. The film features an all Aeta cast, a possible first in the Philippines for any brand.
Alex Vogler, Procter & Gamble Beauty Division (Asia-Pacific) - Associate Director, Digital Transformation and Communications shared, "At the core of Norman King and his mother's story lies the universal challenge parents face in bringing up their children, having to balance the desire to keep them close and protected with letting them go explore the world to learn by themselves. At Safeguard, we strive to help parents overcome this tension as we believe that what a child learns at home protects him for life. Essential to this are the 'pabaon' or provisions parents give their children --be it an everyday lunchbox, life lessons or the lifesaving habit of handwashing --which will help protect them as they explore the world on their own. By sharing the touching story of Norman and the life lessons he received from his mother, we are hoping to inspire parents to share their provisions or 'pabaon' with their children"
Ajay Thrivikraman, Chief Creative Officer, Global Clients Publicis Singapore also commented, "Pabaon sa buhay," is our new campaign for Safeguard in the Philippines, and it shines a light on the lifelong lessons that mothers impart to their children to protect them in the world outside."
Norman's story is a vivid example of this. Growing up, his mother's words of wisdom protected him from blows to his identity, enabling him to be the first ever Aeta graduate of the Philippines' premier state university.
We believe all the things a mother does to protect her child in the world, both physically and emotionally, are relatable to mothers across the country and around the world."
Ivan Policarpo - Creative Director
Theresa Ong - Regional Creative Director
Shirlie Alexis Tay - Executive Producer
Jordan Price - Regional Head of Planning
Josh Roth - Regional Senior Planner
Natalie VanderVorst - EVP, Global Clients
Sharmista Nagarkatti - Regional Business Director
Maninder Bali - Regional Business Director
Daniel Hejl - Account Manager
Production: Prodigious Singapore
Production House: Unitel x Straight Shooters Media Inc.
Pepe Diokno - Film Director
Post Production: Kraftw5rkz Singapore
Corey Brandon Spykerman - Colorist
Matthew Ho Chee Hin - Online artiste
Bernard - Post producer
Audio Production: HIT Productions, Inc.
Arnold Buena - Music Composer
Regie Ambas - Audio Post Engineer
Sharon Ambas - Audio Producer
Client: P&G, Safeguard Philippines
Vice President Global Safeguard: Sue-Kyung Lee
Associate Director, Digital Communications Beauty APAC: Alex Vogler
Associate Brand Director, Global Safeguard: Kiran Gotur
Brand Manager, Safeguard APAC: Ajay Sampath
Communications Manager, Safeguard Philippines: Carissa Limcaoco