The Organizers

Rome and Janice


Expo Mom is organized by Mommy Mundo and the Philippine Association for Childbirth Education.

These 2 organizations, founded by two mommy friends, Janice Crisostomo Villanueva and Rome Kanapi, have been working together since 2003 to organize events to reach out to moms and moms-to-be.


About Rome:

“After attending Lamaze classes with Juan and delivering Kristina in 1979, I went into a career shift. From Ateneo- Office for Social Concern & Involvement (OSCI) to Mothering. It was one of the best moves of my life.

I trained to be a certified childbirth educator with the Philippine Association for Childbirth Education (PACE). And I have been teaching Preparation for Childbirth Class / Lamaze class since 1981. By September 2000, I attended a trainors training workshop on infant massage from the Philippine Pediatric Society & Johnson & Johnson Asean Consumer Group and started infant massage classes.”


Rome’s Class Schedules:
Saturday 9-11:30AM at the Parish Center of Santuario de San Antonio Church, Forbes, Makati
Sunday 9-11:30AM at Walter Hogan Conference Center/ ISO, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Contact details Tel: 436-1757 and Mobile: 0917-541-5114

About Janice:

“With my first son Coby came an avalanche of ideas and inspiration for new parenting-related projects and businesses that I wanted to pursue.

First I set up a clothing brand with my cousin called Mommy Matters, a line of breastfeeding apparel which is now sold in Rustans, Havin’ a Baby, Landmark, through our Fit-at-home delivery service, and abroad. (We now also distribute innovative products for moms such as Sensible Lines Milk Trays, Trumpettes socks, Momease Diaper Bag Converters and the Belly Belt.

Then I published Mommy Pages, a directory of products and services for moms and kids distributed for free in ob and pedia clinics, retail shops, preschools, and through childbirth classes and other events.

Eventually I started organizing events to complement our advocacy for breastfeeding, healthy pregnancy and active parenting through my events company Creative Juice, which I now run together with my husband Gary.”


Last year, the ultimate go-to portal for moms was launched in MOMMY MUNDO. This is now the home of well thought out initiatives to service every moms’ needs and wants.   Through Mommy Mundo we strive to continue on with our advocacy: to provide Filipino moms and moms-to-be with unique experiences, vital information and relevant activities that would help enhance their motherhood and parenting experience.

For information on:
Mommy Mundo –
Mommy Matters Nursingwear

Mommy Pages

Creative Juice Communications Inc.
4709925/ 5707827


20 thoughts on “The Organizers”

  1. Ria del Rosario

    Hi Janice,

    If you’re interested, i could hook you up with the one handling the pre schools of STI so you could distribute Mommy pages.

    My mobile is 0917-8578910


  2. Hi Janice & Rome,

    We came across your event “EXPO MOM 2009” in the Rockwell tent and we are partners working for the Nestle Club. The Nestle Club also caters to mothers and they are interested in setting up a booth in your event.

    To familiarize yourself about the Nestle Club, you may visit the website:

    Hope to hear from you regarding this and hope to get details on who we can get in-touch with.

    Best Regards

  3. Hi Janice & Rome,

    Leaving my mobile number 0917-8604867. This is about Nestle Club’s interest to join your event.

    Hope to hear from you.


    Viv Hugo

  4. HI Janice and Rome!

    I’m glad i got hold of this site. I’m thinking of a shifting careers gearing towards a more flexible job that would give me more time for my baby. You guys are an inspiration 🙂 Thanks.

  5. Hi. Hope i could participate in your other upcoming bazaar/s targetted to moms. We sell athleisure wear/yoga wear perfect for moms that are on the go or health buff moms… hope you could include me in your list in your next bazaar. Thanks.

  6. Jida Aljibe-Hautea

    Hi, i’m a breastfeeding mom of 4 and i have an events business based in Iloilo City. I would just like to know if you have plans of bringing “mom expo” to the provinces? If ever, I would really love to be part of it. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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