Tuesday, May 31, 2016

With AmbiPur Car, Eyes can be deceiving!

Not all we see are true. With AmbiPur Car freshener, removing your shoes inside the car to relieve your feet from a long day's work will not make you cringe anymore! Not if all you smell is freshness and AmbiPur Car fragrance!

Dermcare (Professional Skin, Hair and Spa)

                                                           Dermcare Story

In this age of stress and fast living, the human body and our spirit demands relaxation and soothing treatments to keep our body strong and our spirit tuned in to pleasant things. Zenaida Palisoc was aware of this when back in the 80s, she opened the first Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair and Spa. With the first venue came dermatologically tested products that improved skin and made people more beautiful.

The Dermcare story is a story of success and commitment to provide consumers with top-of-the-line beauty products and services at superior value for money price. With branches all over the Philippines, Dermcare is continuously providing its customers with innovative products and services that are responsive to their needs and lifestyle.

Dermcare, which pioneered the whitening business in the Philippines has been trusted for quality, affordable and effective products for more than 20 years.

Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair & Spa offers world class skin facials (lightening, anti-aging, pimple control treatments), body treatments (scrubs, waxing, spa services) as well as hair rebonding & treatments. It is a one stop pure value skin, body and hair treatment in one environment that is both inviting and invigorating to the senses. Staffed with trusted dermatologists and professionally trained beauty therapists. It's ambience is conductive to rejuvenate, skin and body pampering. It offers private and well-appointed spa and massage rooms, steam bath and facial treatment area, doctor's clinic, and an inviting lobby. The moment you enter Dermcare, you will experience full bliss.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Give Your Children the Gift of Optimal Health


Reliv Now for Kids delivers nutrients in a liquid shake for more complete absorption, and advanced ingredients work together to boost energy, growth and mental performance.

Studies show soy promotes healthy childhood development and decrs the risk of chronic diseases later in life. LunaRich takes it a step further, with five to ten times the bioactive lunasin of ordinary soy powders. Lunasin provides a second line of defense when the body's initial defenses fall short:

Nourishes. Delivers the nutritional fuel to promote optimal expression of genes required for normal cell function.

Protects. Reduces inflammation and cell damage caused by free radicals and other environmental hazards.

"We developed Reliv Now for Kids as a way for parents to fill nutritional gaps to ensure their children are getting the nutrients they need to thrive," explains Dr.Carl Hastings, Reliv's chief scientific officer. "With LunaRich, we've added breakthrough approach to overall wellness you can't get anywhere else. More than ever, Reliv Now for Kids stands as the premier children's nutritional supplement."

Health Testimonials

Arielle Ong was diagnosed with developmental delay. At age 6, she was still unable to stand unaided, hardly uttered words and was still drooling. But when her parents John and Earleen Ong started her on Reliv, they noticed fast improvements. Arielle wasn't just able to stand up on her own but was also running around, dancing, jumping like any other kid. Arielle attends regular school, reaped academic awards, took ballet lessons and is now accomplished college student. Thanks to Reliv, Arielle is able to enjoy a fun, healthy and happy life! ~ Arielle Ong, Quezon City

Milo and Micho's parents used to worry about them because they both suffered from weak immune system. They would easily get sick and miss a lot of school days. They couldn't join any sports activities or play for a long time with other kids because they get tired easily. Their parents spent a lot for their medicines every month. When their mom gave them Reliv Now for Kids, they were excited because they love chocolate and vanilla drinks. They always drink Reliv shakes to help them become healthier and stronger. Today, they don't get sick as much and they don't miss school anymore. They can also play with their classmates, go swimming and play table tennis. Their family's very happy now because they're enjoying a lot of activities. ~ Milo & Micoh Co, Manila

Meet five-year old Sofia! Sofia's proud parents say that she seldom gets sick even with the sudden change of weather or when some of her playmates catch colds. Compared with other toddlers her age, her pediatrician said Sofia displays advanced motor and social skills. Her family calls her a happy and healthy Reliv baby! ~ Sofia Rianne Uy, Cebu

Before Reliv, Donnabel and Jig's youngest child, Julia, suffered from a number of health issues. She had seizure episodes, insomnia, constipation, and skin rashes. Just like any loving parents, they wanted to help their daughter overcome these challenges to let her reach her full potential. They are also thankful they found Reliv! They immediately gave her Reliv Now for Kids and were surprised to see a lot of improvements in her health. They noticed that Julia's appetite has improved and she has gained weight. Her constipation was also gradually addressed. Now she enjoys quality sleep and improved energy. She's always in a jovial mood and shows eagerness to communicate by babbling. She has also started walking with the support of her therapist. Because of this, the entire family is now taking Reliv products! ~ Julia Cunanan, Malabon City

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Why take Reliv Now instead of Multivitamins?


Reliv Now with LunaRich is so much better than any over-the-counter multivitamin pills available today. In addition to an optimal blend of vitamins and minerals, Reliv Now contains a proprietary blend of enzymes and herbs, soy protein and cutting-edge ingredients like LunaRich and Pycnogenol.

LunaRich is a Reliv-exclusive nutritional ingredient that supports cholesterol management, inflammation reduction, antioxidant benefits, improved immunity and overall cellular health. It's the first nutritional compound proven to work at the epigenetic level.

Pycnogenol, on the other hand, provides a distinctive blend of natural and powerful antioxidants that also improves blood pressure, effectively making the heart's job easier, among other amazing health benefits.

For only P52.00 per serving, Reliv Now offers more health boosting nutrients and improved overall health. Why settle for fine when you can feel great? Go for optional nutrition, only from Reliv! 

Health Testimonials 

"Before Reliv, I always felt exhausted and stressed. I was also repeatedly hospitalized for recurring stomach trouble and urinary tract infection. In spite of taking prescription medication, these concerns kept coming back and affected my daily life. My husband, on the other hand, had difficulty managing his blood sugar levels and psoriasis. We were tired of always feeling run down and started looking for a heathy solution. My husband and I tried Reliv Now together with other Reliv products, and within a few weeks we both had renewed energy and less stress. As we continued taking Reliv shakes twice a day, my health concerns became less bothersome, while my husband started seeing great improvements in his blood sugar levels and complexion. We are more than blessed to have Reliv nutrition on ou side!" ~ Marilyn Arenas, Tagum City

"Before Reliv, my kids could easily catch and colds and get sick especially during sudden weather changes. I started giving them Reliv Now for Kids shakes and after a few months on the products, I noticed that they rarely get sick. That time I knew that Reliv works and I got curious about what other benefits could Reliv do to me. After taking Reliv shakes consistently, I also started seeing remarkable changes in my health. Initially, I realized I seldom experience constipation and started enjoying improved energy. With that, I have become more productive. A few more weeks on the products, I lost all my pregnancy-related fats and over the years, my eyesight has also improved. I feel great, energetic and healthier every day! I will definitely continue taking Reliv products for as long as I can!" ~ Dorothy Tan, Quezon City

"I have been taking Reliv Now plus other Reliv products since 1993 and my health has always been in great condition. Believe it or not, I am now 72 years old and I'm enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle. I wake up at 5:00am every day with full energy that lasts throughout the day. I enjoy doing aerobics thrice a week and brisk walking regularly and yet I don't feel any body ache. And when it's time to sleep at night, I sleep like a baby and wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized inside and out. Reliv gives me that adrenalin rush! It keeps me going! Healthy aging is within reach when you're taking Reliv!" ~ Rose Blancaflor, Pasig City 

"I used to suffer from recurring migraine and vertigo attacks for many years and was looking for products that would help ease my health concern. Whenever I felt the pulsating pain on one side of my head or when it started to feel like everything around me is spinning, I would just stay in bed and refrained myself from doing anything. I was a busy hands-on mom and frequent bouts of headache and vertigo were a major inconvenience at home. After taking Reliv Now on a regular basis, my health improved, I had more energy and became more projective each day. Headaches and vertigo also diminished and eventually became a thing of the past. Because of all these positive changes, I became more focused on my Reliv business and have more quality time with my family. Thanks to Reliv!" ~ Nenita Dayap, Bacolod City

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Beth :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The top germiest spots you need to clean

Did you know that aside from your toilet bowl, kitchen counter and pet cage, there are other spots and things inside your home – such as makeup, yoga mat and headphones – that rack up tons of germs?  It is crucial to keep these things clean and dirt-free to have a healthy body and prevent sickness.

“Contact with dirty everyday items such as mobile phones, kitchen sponge and sink  increase your risk of having illness-causing bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Staphylococcus and influenza virus which might cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps,” says MediCard president Dr. Nicky Montoya.

Here are some of the germiest places and personal belongings that you must clean:

Dish sponge. The irony here is that sponges are supposed to ‘clean’ dishes and countertops and yet it is the dirtiest thing in most homes. According to a study, 77 percent harbored coliform bacteria, 86 percent contained yeast and mold, while 18 percent had staph bacteria. To disinfect a sponge, soak it in water then heat it in the microwave for one to two minutes, or just pour boiling water over it. It is also best to replace your dish sponge every two weeks.

Makeup and makeup brushes. Imagine putting on grimy makeup and brushes on your face. Numerous studies found that approximately half of all makeup brushes and mascara tubes are harboring germs. Make sure to keep and use makeup for about 6-months maximum and clean brushes using a disinfectant cleaner frequently.

Kitchen sink. Did you know that the kitchen sink is dirtier than most bathrooms? It has typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the drain. Clean your sink with an antibacterial product after preparing or cleansing food such as raw meat, fruits and vegetables.

Cell phone. Cellular phone has been a considered a necessity for people. But did you know that mobile phones are one of the risk factors for infection? According to a study, 1 in 6 cell phones is contaminated with fecal matter. That is why it is advised to shut down your device once a week and clean or wipe it with a disinfectant cloth.  

Yoga mat. Practicing yoga is a relief for those who want to relax and calm their mind and body. However, yoga mats, especially communal ones, harbor sweat and microbes that can linger for days if unwashed. It is best to invest in a yoga towel to keep sweat off the mat itself or occasionally scrub mats with a bit of dish soap and water.

Headphones. Using headphones or earphones for one hour has been shown to coat them with bacteria from the ear, and increase the germ level in your ears by nearly 700 times. Keep your earphones dirt-free by simply cleaning your earbuds using a soap solution, or replacing detachable silicone covers.

Awareness of the dirty spots inside and outside your home and getting check-ups are important in preventing diseases.  MediCard has 13 free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, diagnostic tests and specialty medical services. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out their website at www.medicardphils.com for more information.

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Beth :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I'm Mommy Star has always lived up to her name. As a hands-on single parent, the working mom loves to share her mommy  stories on Facebook. Through her kwela videos about the most random life hacks and helpful tips and tricks, fans and followers alike have grown fond of Mommy Star's antics. Mommy Star loves to entertain her daughter during her downtime by singing her heart out and when she dances, it's like no one's watching! Mommy Star is a truly a show of her own!

With a huge social media following, Mommy Star has attracted the attention of fellow social media stars who have collaborated with her in an episode for their respective channels. Mommy Star has also been guesting in several TV shows, proof that this ordinary mom is now a star in her own right. Truly, more and more mommies on social media get hooked on Mommy's Star helpful parenting advices and mommy hacks.

One of the most obvious favorite topics that Mommy Star likes to share on her page and through her vlogs is cooking and making sure that meal times are more fun and creative for her daughter. As a regular working mom who is hooked on social media, Mommy Star knows the importance of keeping food exciting so kids will always look forward to mealtimes and eat plenty.

"My daughter is not a picky eater but napa sin ko na (I noticed that) she does not eat as much when I serve her food that she has eaten many times before," shared Mommy Star.

"There was a time I was watching TV and I came across the recipe sharing commercial of Eden. Doom Kim natuklasan young Chessy Tilapia at tala gang na-curious ako ng bongga! Eh di ayun, Gianna ko at sobrang nagustuhan ng anak ko. Nakakatuwa talaga kasi madali lang siyang gawin, Pero special talaga." (I discovered the Cheesy Tilapia recipe while watching TV and I got curious. I tried making it and I was so happy that my daughter loved it. I especially like it because while it's easy to make, it's also a special recipe.)

Here to help moms take ordinary, everyday dishes to the next level is Mommy Star. Discovered by Eden Cheese through social media, Mommy Star embodies the brand with her fun and cheerful character, love for cooking, and knack for coming up with cheesy delights.

"We're happy we found Mommy and hope that she will be an inspiration for other mothers to be their own kitchen superstar. We're very excited about this project and look forward to seeing mommies everywhere share their own Eden Cheese recipes," shared Nikki Paras, Assistant Brand Manager for Eden Cheese Philippines.

A product of Mondelez Philippines, Eden Cheese can turn any ordinary dish into an extraordinary meal --- cheesier and healthier. Whether it's a classic Filipino staple like pritong tilapia or a party must-have like sweet spaghetti, add Eden Cheese and these everyday dishes can become instant hits again.

So mommies, take it from Mommy Star and make meal times extra yummy, extra cheesy, extraordinary for the whole family with Eden Cheese.

For more Cheesy goodness, visit www.facebook.com/EdenCheesePH. You may also visit http://cheese anything.com for more Eden Cheese recipes.

Get to know Mommy Star by visiting her here:
Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/stariray2011

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaqAbWvHdOmH3rKActj2Ng

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Beth :)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dr. Moopen’s Foundation Proves that Care Goes BeyondBoundaries Filipino child receives free heart surgery in India



Dr. Moopen’s Foundation (DM Foundation), the organization set up by Aster DM Healthcare Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen, has once again proven that saving lives has no boundaries. In a unique multi-country charity initiative, a rare cardiac corrective surgery was successfully performed on Joneil Dasain, a 5-year-old boy from the Philippines at the Aster Medcity, Kochi. Conducted under the aegis of DM Foundation’s ‘Save the Little Hearts’ initiative, the surgery was carried out by a team of Indian specialists led by Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Center of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity, Kochi. 

Indeed, the world becomes small when we reach out to care. The ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program has been helping indigent Filipino children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) by providing free surgical treatment within the Aster DM Healthcare network. For the first time, a child coming straight from the Philippines is able to be flown to India for this much needed heart surgery at the world-class Aster Medcity.  

“Joneil presented with bluish coloration of fingertips and lips and problems in breathing, all resulting from the congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. This should ideally have been corrected in the first year after birth.  The procedure was not free from risk due to his age. But we decided to take up the challenge. The child was evaluated by our expert team of specialists and a five hour long surgery was successfully undertaken,” commented Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, CoE Cardiac Sciences. 

In Tetralogy of Fallot, abnormalities in the structure of the heart result in blood with insufficient oxygen circulating through the body causing the various symptoms like cyanosis (bluish discoloration) of nails, lips and skin, tiredness and breathlessness. If left untreated, the defect has a 50% mortality rate in the first three years of life in addition to causing delay in growth and development.

Since the program was started, the DM Foundation has helped 26 Filipino children from disadvantaged families, who cannot afford to have their children treated for congenital heart disease to undergo corrective cardiac surgery. In addition, about 750 children have benefited from the ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program across various geographies. These children, primarily from India, but also from Afghanistan and Africa have received free or subsidized treatment from Aster DM Healthcare facilities channelized through the DM Foundation and its associates including MIMS Charitable Trust and other support associations.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and Founder of DM Foundation, is a physician turned entrepreneur and philanthropist. During his early career, he had witnessed many families struggling to afford specialised treatment for many complex and critical health conditions. He founded the DM Foundation to help such patients and it is under this foundation that the not-for-profit initiatives of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr Azad Moopen’s family are being carried out. 

Commenting on this unique initiative, Dr. Azad Moopen, said, “There are many children who are not able to reach their full potential because of congenital heart disease. Coming from poor backgrounds, the parents also cannot afford to have their children treated. The philosophy of our foundation is to provide quality healthcare to the deserving and make a difference in their lives. We are happy that DM Foundation has enabled Joneil to get the treatment to put him back on the path to a bright future. We look forward to helping more such children in the future through our efforts.”

Aster DM Healthcare-Philippines Country Head Joyce Alumno emphasized, “Five children are diagnosed with CHD for every 1,000 live births. Reports show that every nine minutes, a child below 15 years old dies of heart disease. We are grateful that through the selfless heart of Dr. Moopen and the expertise of our doctors in India, children like Joneil are given a chance to enjoy a quality of life like any normal child.” 

“We want to do more. In fact, we have a line of possible beneficiaries needing urgent attention. However, we are unable to do so because of the long queue in the hospitals. With the success of Joneil’s case, we can now say, we can make this happen,” Alumno said. 

Lance Masters, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Manila supported the DM Foundation and has accompanied the patient and his mother to India. He has documented Jolien’s journey to health on his Facebook page. He said, “Jolien’s free cardiac surgery has been possible thanks to a truly remarkable philanthropist, Dr Azad Moopen, who has designated 20% of his wealth to his charitable foundation dedicated to assisting poor people with catastrophic medical issues. In the Philippines, Dr. Moopen has committed to helping 50 indigent children with congenital heart defects through the DM Foundation’s ‘Save the Little Hearts’ program. I am honoured to work with the Foundation in this noble mission." 

Dr. Harish Pillai, Cluster Head for Kerala & CEO Aster Medcity said, “The successful procedure is yet another testament of the exemplary skills of Aster Medcity’s talented team of doctors at our advanced world class quaternary healthcare facility. We are happy that the child is now recovering well and can look forward to lead a normal life.”

About DM Foundation
DM Foundation is the broad umbrella under which the CSR and social activities of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr. Moopen’s Family Foundation are being carried out. DM Foundation works in tandem with associate organizations such as MIMS Charitable Trust. The activities of Dr. Moopen’s Foundation are focussed in India, Middle East, Africa, Philippines, Afghanistan etc. Various programmes of the Foundations are categorized under Free Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Programme (Save The Little Heart), Early Diseases Detection & Cancer Screening Centres (EDDCs), Community Dialysis Centres (CDCs), Radiation Oncology Centres, Doctor on Calls “Mobile Clinics”, Health & Safety Awareness Programme, Free or Subsidized Treatments, MILES Village Adoption – Socio Economic Intervention etc.

About Aster DM Healthcare
Established in 1987, Aster DM Healthcare currently owns and operates a network of more than 290 institutions across the Middle East and India, covering an array of healthcare verticals including clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and a modern medical city. These network units are consolidated under the brand names ASTER, MEDCARE, ACCESS, ASTER Medcity and ASTER MIMS. The health facilities include 14 hospitals that offer primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care in order to meet the requirements of people from a cross section of the society.   In 2015, Aster opened its first ambulatory care center in the Philippines.

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ELIZABETH: Caltex Lubricants introduces new Delo® Sports with ISOSYN® Technology

In answer to the increasing popularity of diesel-powered sports utility vehicles in the Philippines and the continued changes in Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) engine designs, Caltex Lubricants introduces the latest member of its Diesel Engine Oil product family, Delo® Sports with ISOSYN® Technology. Delo Sports is specifically designed for SUVs and pick-up trucks. Delo Sports provides enhanced engine protection and power even under the most challenging of driving conditions.

With its renowned ISOSYN® technology, the combination of premium base oil and high performance additives that provides superb parts protection, Delo Sports has high oxidation stability, excellent dispersancy and anti-wear characteristics thus extending engine life. It provides excellent deposit control which is a must for turbocharged diesel engines that encounters very high temperatures during on or off-road driving conditions.

“Caltex Lubricants is very responsive to the market needs and this is why we have released Delo Sports in the country. With Delo Sports, motorists can now experience the full power and performance of their diesel engines in their everyday drive,” said Joe Bronfman, Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI) Area Business Manager for Lubricants, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Delo Sports Fully Synthetic SAE 5W-40 is designed to provide ultimate protection for diesel-powered sport utility and sport activity recreational vehicles that require heavy-duty type engine oils with the highest performance rating of API CJ-4. Delo Sports Synthetic Blend SAE 10W-30 meanwhile is especially designed for the latest models of sports utility vehicles fitted with common rail fuel injection systems where API CI-4 performance is required.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016


Tag bands are stylish bracelets embedded with RFID technology that is linked to your personal Tagcash account. Tagbonds can serve as an Entry Access in your events. This can help your guests to carry tickets and money in one I.D.

They also offer customizable NFC cards and stickers. The NFC cards can act as personal account cards similar to a cash card to debit card or access cards similar to tickets and vip access.

The NFC stickers can be used as an advertising tool for presence and marketing. Scanning the stickers can redirect the user to owner of the stickers. Making it modern and cool.

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Beth :)


Tag77 is online events hub where users can book, share and pay for upcoming events. built inside the Tag Network, Tag77 is linked with Tagcash, TagBands (NFC Embedded wearable technology) and Miskio.

Tagcash acts as the payment gateway for the events. It also handles community building and digital wallets.

The TagBand are NFC enabled wristbands that can store the account of a user. The bands can store the tickets along with the digital wallets.

Miskio acts as the companion app of the Tag network. With a quick tap from the band and the transaction/authentication/verification is complete, plain and simple.The app is currently for android devices with NFC enabled technology.

With the Tag Network, Tag77 makes events better, faster and more fun.

ELIZABETH: X-Men fans experience the Power of X with Caltex

Caltex, through its partnership with 20th Century Fox for the latest installment of the most-anticipated blockbuster movie X-Men: Apocalypse, gave X-Men fans the chance to experience the Power of Xat the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

The venue was transformed into the X-Men School for Gifted Youngsters where mall-goers can enjoy fun, enjoyable and exciting activities, plus a chance to win exclusive X-Men gift bags.

Participants brought out the mutants in them in the Race to The Power of X arcade challenge. They also released their strength in the Release the Power of X hammer game and tested their minds in the Match the Power of X challenge. They also had their selfies with your favorite X-Men characters taken at the photo booth.

The event also served as the launch pad for Delo® Sportswith ISOSYN® Technology where motorists learned how to protect and maximize the power of their car engines at the Caltex Delo Sports product demo area.

“At Caltex, our customers are the cornerstone of our business. Every bottle of Caltex Havoline and Delo engine oil is imbued with the power to protect their engines and deliver optimized performance. To help our customers ‘Enjoy the Journey’ even more, we’ve tailored exclusive offers and activities to make every journey with Caltex an exciting one,” says Joseph Bronfman, CPI Area Business Manager for Lubricants, Philippines and Vietnam. “This is also a very opportune event as we introduce Delo Sports, the latest from the Caltex diesel engine oil product family, which will allow motorists to experience the full power and performance of their diesel engines in their everyday drive.” 
It was indeed an exciting, power-packed event with no less than the Caltex and X-Men releasing the Power of X for everyone to experience.

About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.

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Beth :)


Tagcash is an online payment and rewards website. It handles online transactions, online wallets, online communities and membership along with loyalty points.

Tagcash makes online transactions easier and better because of its companion websites inside the Tagnetwork.

You can load up your Tagcash account with 7/11 or with their partnered banks. Check their website to see the full list of their partnered banks.

Miskio is the companion social app of Tagcash. Why social? It focuses on user to applications such as chat and physical authentication of online transactions.

It also handles posting of Tagverts. Tagverts are online adverts of the products/items that user is selling.

Miskio is currently for Android phones with NFC readers.

You can get the app in Google play. 

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Beth :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

#StyleUpMovement: An invitation to challenge your fashion boundaries

After the successful take off of the Style Up Summer Campaign of SM Makati, the SM Store is at it again – and now, extending it to a bigger crowd. Launching a nationwide online contest that challenges Filipinos, of all shapes and sizes, not only to make your OOTD game strong, but also to challenge you tofree yourself from your fashion boundaries.

The all-new character of The SM Store led to the birth of the Style Up campaign, following its bolder attitude that lets your curate your wardrobe according to your liking - a rather trendier, more straightforward, with a little bit of to a little too much of edginess.

This Instagram-based challenge, called #StyleUpMovementwill run for 4 weeks, starting on May 16 until June 12, 2016. The #StyleUpMovementhighlights three key trends that we know of today:

(1) Color blocking– mix of vibrant Style Up Colors
Jess Connelly on color-blocking with Style-Up colors

(2) Athleisure – sports luxe with a punch of vibrant Style Up colors
Jess and Mark rockin their athleisure wear

(3) Patterns on patterns – geometric prints in line with the Style Up theme
Kiana goes playful styling it up with patterns on patterns

All contestants are challenged to be creatively playful, as they follow the three themes. Towards the end of the contest, four (4) winners will be chosen – and the one with the most clever and fashionable entry wins P30,000 worth of shopping budget.

Learn more about how it’s done through our fashion-squad leaders Jess Connelly, Mark Mcmahon, and Kiana Valenciano, as they teach you how to pose, snap, and post for the#StyleUpMovement Instagram takeover challenge.

For the complete contest mechanics, visit http://blog.thesmstore.com/styleupmovement-instagram-contest/

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wheels team goes on more adventures

Summer is almost over. PhilSTAR TV’s formidable team of motoring journalists are not gonna declare it over just yet. On this week’s episode of Wheels, join them as they go on more adventures here and abroad with some of the newest and coolest rides.

Angel and Uly take the all-new Toyota Fortuner, Innova, and Hilux to El Nido, Palawan; Matteo tries his hand on car photography; Kap explores Cambodia with the Porsche Macan.
Matteo Guidicelli tries his hand in car photography with the help of master lens man Mikko David. Learn some nifty tricks in framing, angling, lighting and shooting straight from the expert, just in time for the next car show in town.
Meanwhile, Angel Rivero and Ulysses Ang take the all-new Toyota Fortuner, Innova, and Hilux to the picturesque paradise of El Nido, Palawan. Find out how this trio of Toyota’s flagship vehicles blends smoothly and performs sturdily in El Nido’s laid-back landscape.
Not to be outdone, Kap Maceda-Aguila channeled his inner Tomb Raider in Cambodia with the Porsche Macan. Watch as he explores the Macan’s performance, features and design, and give his verdict about this suave sports car from the German automaker.
And finally, Uly goes on a double adventure this episode. After El Nido, he’ll go behind the wheel of some of Mazda’s newest diesel vehicles to see if they’re up his standards.
It’s all these and more on the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it this Thursday, May 19, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on facebook.com/PhilStarWheels, @PhilStarTV_Wheels on Twitter and @philstartv_wheels on Instagram.

One hundred Filipino cultural dancers say “thank you” at World Culture Festival

One hundred Filipino cultural dancers performed a thanksgiving dance that wowed millions of attendees from around the world at the recent World Culture Festival, the biggest gathering for world peace that brought together people of various nationalities and faiths on one grand, magnificent global stage in New Delhi, India. The Art of Living Foundation, founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, organized the event in celebration of 35 years of service to humanity.

The dancers, who belong to the multi-awarded Buyogan Festival dancers from the province of Leyte, one of the areas ravaged by typhoon Yolanda, performed their celebrated dance to express gratitude to all volunteers and donors from around the world who helped their province recover from the disaster. Their attendance marked the first time that representatives from the Philippines graced a global event of such magnitude.

The millions in attendance during this the three-day event included thousands of artists, business, political and spiritual leaders from around the world. All were treated to cultural buffet of dance performances, ancient chants of peace, musical numbers, and inspiring speeches from around the world. The purpose was to celebrate harmony in diversity and love in a world that is increasingly ravaged by conflict caused by regional and religious divides. 

Among those who made their presence felt were the likes of Vatican representative H.E. Bishop Marcelo, His Eminence, Grand Mufti of Syria Dr. Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, and Rev. Gerald L. Durley, who is a good friend of US President Barack Obama. These leaders unanimously applauded Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for taking this spectacular step toward world peace.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, during his inauguration speech at the event highlighted Art of Living’s personality development programs and seminars that were at the backbone of this successful event – its programs uplift society by empowering  individuals and companies world-wide: “When you need to march forward in life to achieve your goals, then that is when you need to know The Art of Living …When you need the strength to overcome difficulties and troubles in life, then that is when you need The Art of Living.”

His speech was immediately followed by a string of remarkable performances that echoed the essence of peace and togetherness, as the finest talents the world over shared the stage with the international dignitaries present.  Close to 1,000 vedic scholars sang chants from ancient scriptures while captivating dance performances left everyone breathless and in awe then 8,500 musicians from the Art of Living Grand Symphony, meanwhile, mesmerized the audience with their enchanting music.

On day two of the festival, the powerful spirit of hope—together with a call to embrace diversity and oneness—stood as the key, reverberating message. The awe-inspiring presence of faith-leaders coupled with the intense response from the crowd was further encouraged by Vatican representative H.E. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, “Buddhist, Hindus, Muslims, Jews and of course people from the religion I share, Christianity, give an incredible testimony that The Art of Living helps people to get more in whatever faith or tradition they follow. You help people to live in their faith ever more intimately and personally.” 

Joel Ruiz, a film director and one of 30 others who had flown from Manila to take part in this peace celebration, recalled how he was hooked on to meditation after he attended a happiness workshop by the Art of Living in Makati. "I have come here so that I can meditate with this sea of people attending this celebration. We have to collectively aim for inner peace so that we can achieve world peace," he said.

Buyogan Festival performer during the World Culture Festival

The final day culminated with a finale number where all the thousands of international performers from all the groups including the Buyogan Festival danced simultaneously to a medley of songs making the idea of “One World Family” an experience of the audience. 

Expressing his deep appreciation for the success of the festival, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said: “To all of you, who have come from nearby and faraway destinations, from different faiths and nationalities, a heartfelt thank you. It’s your faith, love and compassion that have enabled the teams at Art of Living to present the biggest and the happiest family get-together—the World Cultural Festival.” 

To know more about Art of Living programs and courses which have helped millions of people manage their stress and live happier lives through its various breathing and meditation techniques, visit www.artofliving.org, or call Kim 0917-848-0063 or Harsh 0905-469-8624.

Monday, May 16, 2016

FOREVER 21 Keeps it Fresh with a Fashion First

 When Los Angeles, California-based fashion giant Forever 21 opened in the Philippines, the brand introduced both scale, volume, and reachable style heights for the country's burgeoning stylish set, with an outstanding array of choice in the latest trends, a hip space, unbeatable prices, and friendly service - all culminating in a shopping experience that was the first of it's kind.

This summer, Forever 21 introduces another first.
The first of it's kind from any high street brand in the Philippines, Forever 21's Style Insider in an all-inclusive personal styling and shopping service, offered for free and with no purchase requirement at all Forever 21 stores in the Philippines. The service aims to make shopping an easier and more intuitive experience, with a unique touch from Forever 21's in-house stylists.
The Forever 21 Style Insider service begins with a personalized consultation. The Forever 21 stylist then creates a Style Prescription outlining the customer's body type and flattering fits and cuts for their shape. The Forever 21 stylist proceeds to curate pieces from Forever 21's expansive collections to suit the prescription.
No more hunting for the right size, or searching for the perfect color, or being unsure if the latest trend is appropriate - Forever 21's stylist do the hard work so you can enjoy a fuss-free and fun shopping experience.
Now, everybody can not only shop at Forever 21, they can be #StyledByForever21.
Forever 21 Style Insider launches at all Forever 21 Philippines stores on May 12. Customers who try the service from May 12 to 31 are entitled to a special discount of 10% on a minimum single-receipt purchase of Php 5,000.
In the Philippines, Forever 21 is located at Megamall, SM Makati, SM City Cebu, The Block North Edsa, Mall Of Asia, Lanang Premiere, Aura Premier, SM Fairview, SM Clark, southmall, and Seaside City Cebu.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kilig is in the air with the premier of Single/Single Season 2

Cinema One and Philstar TV’s breakthrough series, Single/Single returns for another season with leveled up comedy, kilig and relevance for today’s millennial audiences. Watch the premiere episode of Single/Single Season 2 this Sunday, May 15, 10pm on Cinema One and catch up with your favorite Single/Single characters who will be facing new issues, dilemmas and challenges as they forge ahead, learning “#HowToAdult” in a complicated digital world.

 Find out what happens to the characters of Matteo Guidicelli and Shaina Magdayao – Joey and Joee – who are now living separately and moving forward from a romance that didn’t quite work out. Tita Bianca, Joey’s foxy mom, portrayed by veteran actress, Cherie Gil, returns fresh from New York and with a new flame in tow. Rounding up the gang are Ranee, played by Cinema One Originals actress Anna Luna, and Benny, played by theater actor Brian Sy, whose individual entanglements are equally interesting and engaging. The premiere episode promises to be exciting with hilarious catch-ups and awkward one-on-ones among the characters as they go “glamping” to celebrate Joey’s birthday. For the whole Single?Single Season 2, expect quality entertainment that raises issues and themes worthy of a discourse. Beyond comedy and romance, Single/Single tackles quarter-life crises, the importance of managing finances, planning a career path and maintaining work-life balance – matters that are truly relevant for today’s urban millennials. Don’t miss out on the premiere of Single/Single Season 2! The show will air every Sunday 10PM on Cinema One with replays on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9PM.For more updates, visit facebook.com/SingleSingleC1 and @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram. You can also watch the first season of Single/Single at PhilStarTV.com.

TPB, Viacom inks agreement for MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB)and Viacom Inc., recently ratified an agreement for staging one of the most anticipated musical events – the MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 to be held on 24 June 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.This year’s event will once again feature some of the most iconic artists and performers, one of which is OneRepublic, that influences the evolution of music globally. MTV Music Evolution Manila also highlights the musical talents and skills of Filipino artists as world-class performers such as Sarah Geronimo, James Reid and Nadine Lustre. In line with the Department of Tourism’s campaign “Visit the Philippines Again 2016”, TPB aims to promote MTV Music Evolution to spotlight the country’s musical prowess and position the Philippines as premiere entertainment destination.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Food Trip: Dexter's Bakeshop & Coffee Shop

One of the perks of freelancing - we get to bring the kids everywhere. One of our latest client's office is around Katipunan and we need a place to keep the toddlers cool from the afternoon sun. So before our meeting, we looked for a place to stay and this caught my toddler's eyes.
The huge cakes in the display window did it for him. Just in time for mom's craving for pasta!
Pumpkin Soup (Php120.00)
Dave finished half of his soup! Clyde loved the crunchy croutons, too.
Kwento: He opens the menu and pick this pasta with a photo in it. His order arrived and he checked to make sure his order (in the photo) is exactly like the one on his table. He also asked me to take two photos: of his order, and of himself with his order. I obliged!
Hungarian Sausage Pasta (Php180.00)
Putanesca (Php150.00)
They do have a powder room. Staff are friendly and very accommodating. Aside from soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta, the menu has Pinoy Favorites like Special Palabok, Inihaw na Liempo, Inihaw na Pusit and Tanique Steak. All-Day Breakfast includes my all-time favorite Longganiza with rice and egg. The Tawilis with salted egg also looks scrumptious. Rice & Specialties includes Korean Beef Stew, Beef Teriyaki and Salpicao. They also offer special cakes, pastries, desserts and pies!
We can't wait to have another meeting with our clients and be back here, to our newest hangout to try for more!
Dexter's Bakeshop & Coffee Shop, 146 Katipunan Road, St. Ignatius village, Q.C.
Tel No. 912-0311
Store Hours: 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday, 8am-7pm Sunday.
Website: www.dexterbakeshop.com

BDJ Women's Summit 2016 Highlights

A few weeks back, Belle de Jour Power Planner held its first ever BDJ Women Summit as part of their 10th year celebration as a community empowering women. And I am honored to be part one of ilovebdj.com's MVP Bellas hence got the chance to have a free seat plus 2 other bellas, Ate Zhai and new bella Joan13015130_1098081746881500_4017032465147710389_n!
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For the millennial women of today, this kind of empowerment is the right effort on the right mark, a push to live life to the fullest. This event was fun-filled learning experience for me as it tackled success storiespersonal social causes and inspiring initiatives on self-proficiency, anti-intellectualism, legacy-building, and meaningful social impact. 

The program was subdivided into four plenary: 1 - Boosting Curiosity and Intellectual Discourse, 2 - Working Towards Financial Freedom, 3 - Finding the Courage to Lead, and 4 - Nurturing Passions to Inspire Good.

The program was started by a huge raffle and games portion. Sponsors and brand partners includes Manulife, Maynilad, Strip, Keds, Flawless, Daily Grub, AwardExtremes, BrowHaus, Canon, Goldilocks, Coca-Cola, Haier, Lipault Paris, Jergens, Subic Grand Seas Resort, Sharpie, Vedette, CBTL, Bayani Brew, BG and Serenitea.
Formal program begun with the Keynote Speaker Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernardo, President of Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy and an International Women's Advocate. She talked about the Mindanao conflict, of Islam and democracy.

"Literacy is a bridge between misery and hope" - Kofi Annan

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Plenary 1's first speaker was Ana Santos. She was really set to perform and inspire modern Filipinas.
Ana Santos is an internationally-awarded journalist and an advocate of Reproductive Health, Gender, Population and Development. One of her best articles awarded her an international reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center in WDC about the series of stories of Filipino nannies working in Dubai, entitled, "Who Takes Care of Nanny's Children?"
What I like about Ana? She's a straight-forward, practical, smart girl. Her job as a sex columnist has a lot of occupational hazard (if you know what I mean) and despite the shame slamming and awkward instances, she was never silenced.
Booth Hop: G Stuff, DAWN, Rappler
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G Stuff
Facebook: gstuffph
Website: gstuff.ph
Facebook: TejoThreads
Website: tejo.ph
World Vision
Facebook: wvphilippines
 Website: worldvision.org.ph
The Spark Project
Facebook: sparkprojectHQ
Website: thesparkproject.com
Development Action Network on Women (DAWN)
Facebook: dawnphilippines
Website: dawnphil.org
Grace to be Born
Facebook: GraceToBeBorn
Website: lightfarm./com/index.php/ministries/grace-to-be-born
Working Towards Financial Freedom Inspire Speaker was Myrna Padilla and the Act Speaker? Salve Duplito. Salve exceeds my expections, I just can't get enough of her financial wit. What she does? Aside from inspiring, she's pushing women, mothers in particular, to act wisely when it comes to their finances -that brought tears to them and her, too. Salve is a TV Anchor and writer, ABS-CBN News Channel and an award-winning print and broadcast financial journalist. She pushed for cultural revolution on how people should handle their finances including the wise ways of getting of debt.
Women's Financial Action Plan should include learning finance with friends and family, starting financial Saturdates with your SO (Significant Other), Buy luxury item if you can afford 10 of it, Say no to bullying (from your kids or the sales representatives), Invest in yourself.
How women feel about financial matters?
92% are eager to learn about financial planning
47% only are confident talking money and investments with a professional
8 out of 10 confess they have refrained from having financial conversations
60% worry about having enough money to last through retirement
74% are proactive about saving for the future
Aside from the talks, this was a hair-raising, really moving special performance.

Up Manila Varsity Dancers

On Finding the Courage to Lead, Myrza Sison talked on dealing with fear.

People buy so many things with money they don't have to impress people they don't like.


Courage is resistance to fear. Mastery of fear, not the absence of fear. - Mark Twain

Myrza Sison has been the editorial Director of Summit Media for more than a decade, won a Palanca Award in 2006  for her short story "Sink or Swim". And I believed her when she admitted that she's the queen of quotes. There is power in soft strength. How to deal with fear?
1 Name the Fear (Self Assessment) - What is your fear? Criticism? Disapproval? Failure? Success? Being found out? Working hard?

If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.

2 Face the Fear (Recognize the Problem) - FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. All problems are illusions of the mind.
3 Stop the Fear (Solution) - If you have to go against the flow, do it. As long as your dignity is intact and you are not stepping on someone else's foot.
Other speakers includes Risa Hontiveros' daughter, Myrna Padilla - an OFW turned into Businesswoman, Josephine Bundoc - Leni Robredo's sister-in-law, and Plenary 4: Nurturing Passions to Inspire Good Speakers, Susan Afan of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya foundation and Jen Santos of G-Stuff.
With the program host, Atom Araullo
Too bad I didn't finished the entire program, bellas who finished the whole day got a certificate. I really enjoyed learning from these inspirational women. Now, in my own little way, I'm ready to help other women while helping myself, family and friends along the way.


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