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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 18, 2021



CARMI MARTIN turned 58 on August 3 but she looks much, much younger than her age. 

She was launched in the movie “Dolphy’s Angels” (inspired by “Charlie’s Angels”) in 1980 when she was only 18 years old. But now, she’s the only one in their batch who continues to be so active in showbiz. 

She became a favorite leading lady of comedians and action stars. 

Then the late National Artist, Lino Brocka, launched her in dramatic roles in “Kapit sa Patalim” and “Hot Property”, while another National Artist, Ishmael Bernal, made her shine in “Working Girls” and she gained recognition as an actress. 

She also succeeded on TV in shows like “Chicks to Chicks”, “Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata” and “Tonight with Dick and Carmi”. 

Now, after much deliberation, the top executives of Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. (YBHPI), as represented by Pres. Modrino Visitacion, unanimously agreed that Carmi is the best personality to represent the product .

This is because she is widely known and respected not only for her impressive body of work as one of the most  respected and versatile film and television actresses but also her dynamic, healthy lifestyle.

“I’m glad to be chosen as their brand ambassador as I have been a long-time user of the Yamang Bukid’s Turmeric 10-in-1 Tea that helped talaga lalo nang magka-covid ako,” says Carmi. 

“And I am now happy that the company has another healthy product that I could use. the Insulin Plant Tea. I am very grateful for the trust of Yamang Bukid and I am honored na napili nila ako to be the official endorser of Insulin Plant Tea kasi I really believe in the product as it helps control my blood sugar.” 

Carmi remains so busy with work even in this time of the pandemic. She is now a mainstay in the online comedy series, “GV Boys” on Puregold channel with Jerome Ponce, Nikko Natividad and Dave Bornea

She’s also in the romcom, “Hoy, Love You” on iWant. She’s also doing “Love You Stranger” for GMA with Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos. 

For next year, she’ll do the movie “Sampung Kerida” with Director Jun Lana, co-starring Venice Filmfest best actor Jun Lana and Tokyo filmfest best actress Eugene Domingo. 

Meantime, Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. (YBHPI) is elated to have Carmi as official brand ambassador of Insulin Plant Tea – the company’s latest healthy product. YBHPI is the company behind the country's leading turmeric tea brand, the Yamang Bukid Turmeric 10-in-1. 

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is made from the leaves of authentic insulin plants (Costus igneus) grown in pristine farming conditions in Palawan. 

all-natural wellness drink has no other ingredients aside from dried insulin leaves, so consumers are assured that it’s safe and is of nature’s best. 

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is the first of its kind to be given a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) by the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

product has undergone revaluation and certification from FDA and passed various tests so the quality and safety of the product is guaranteed. 

Aside from lowering glucose levels, insulin plant (Costus igneus) is also naturally rich in phytochemicals that function as antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. 

Insulin plant  has long been consumed in various countries such as in India, due to its anti-diabetic properties as it is also found beneficial to people with obesity, and other metabolic disorders.

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is a great development for many Filipinos, as diabetes and other health problems caused by high blood sugar continue to be among the top causes of death in the country as health experts have raised concerns over this health problem, calling diabetes a silent epidemic. 

In 2020 for instance, diabetes-linked complications killed 37,265 Filipinos, up from 32,991 in annual average between 2015-2019, data from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. 

Today, millions have a chance at improving their health with Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea. Consumers may consult their doctor prior to taking any health and wellness supplements. 

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is available in Yamang Bukid stores and distributors, and in shopping malls nationwide. Try it now for your own good health!