Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Eat your way to Healthy Skin



Your skin is the window to your overall health. If you feel like your skin is dull and dry, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at what you’re eating because the state of your skin is largely a reflection of your diet. Achieve healthier, younger-looking skin by eating food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids, among others.

“The skin is the largest body part of the body and one of the most vital ones. Aside from using skincare products, you can take better care of your skin by eating food that are beneficial for the skin such as salmon, berries, and green tea. In addition to eating right, healthy skin can be achieved through regular exercise and adequate sleep,” says MediCard president and CEO Dr. Nicky Montoya.

Here are some of the best food for glowing, healthy skin:

Green tea. “Green tea has numerous health benefits, especially for the skin. According to studies, drinking green tea also helps prevent skin cancer. We suggest drinking at least one cup of green tea daily to efficiently reap its benefits,” Dr. Montoya says. Drinking green tea also helps lessen facial redness. In addition to antioxidants, enzymes and amino acids, green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help delay skin aging. It also flushes out toxins from the body, giving you clear and supple skin. Also, green tea improves blood circulation, which is essential for healthy skin.

Sunflower seeds. Rich in vitamin E and beta carotene, sunflower seeds keep the skin young and healthy. It protects the skin from free radical damage, helps diminish appearance of scars, combats UV rays, and delays onset of wrinkles. Sunflowers are packed with essential fatty acids that increase production of collagen and elastin, essential components for a smooth and soft skin.

Salmon. This superfood is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids which help the skin maintain its elasticity. Eating salmon also increases the skin’s ability to protect itself against the sun’s damaging rays. It also reduces inflammation and helps prevent skin cancer. Dr. Montoya recommends eating salmon three times a week for radiant skin.

Berries. Berries not only help keep you healthy, but they do wonders for the skin too. They are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. “Opt for berries rich in colors like red, blue and black as these contain the highest level of antioxidants, protects your skin from aging and keeps your skin supple and hydrated,” says Dr. Montoya.

Greek yogurt. Full of essential nutrients and vitamins, Greek yogurt is not only good for the digestive tract but for the skin as well. It is an anti-aging food as protein from dairy is known to help skin become firmer. Eating Greek yogurt also nurtures vital cells, breaks down harmful cells and bacteria in the body, thus preventing wrinkles and giving you flawless, glowing skin. Furthermore, yogurt also increases good bacteria in the body, which help fight acne-causing bacteria.

Learn more on how to take care of your skin. MediCard has numerous free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, tests and vaccinations. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out www.medicardphils.com for more information.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Citi volunteers support Freedom Walk



Hundreds of volunteers from Citi Philippines, led by CEO Aftab Ahmed (third from left), joined persons with disabilities in the annual Freedom Walk recently held at the Quezon City Hall. Now on its 6th year, the event was organized by the Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAP-Pinoy) in partnership with the local government of Quezon City.Adopting the theme “Every Right-full Step We Take, All Barriers We Break,” the Freedom Walk aims to give persons with disabilities a united voice in pushing for their rights, acceptance and inclusion in society. For fielding the most number of participants in this year’s Freedom Walk, as well as last year, Ahmed was presented a certificate of appreciation by (L-R) National Council for Disability Affairs acting executive director Carmen Zubiaga; Freedom Walk 2017 vice chairperson Emer Rojas of AKAP-Pinoy/New Vois Association of the Philippines; and Freedom Walk chairperson Arnold de Guzman of the Quezon City Persons with Disability Affairs Office.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Canon Updates Ink Efficient E-Series Line Up with Two New All-in-One Printers


The PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 and E410 are the newest cost-efficient printers, compatible with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges
                                  

Manila, Philippines – Digital imaging giant, Canon, announced the newest additions to their line of Ink Efficient All-In-One printers—the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation.

“These new PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 and E410 bring to Filipinos the promise of cost-efficiency without compromising the quality of printed documents and convenience for its users,” said Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “We are happy to share these with our customers as we delight in bringing them the perfect devices that address their printing needs and improve their over-all experience.”

Cost Efficiency

The PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470 can print up to 400 black and white documents, and up to 180 pages for colored documents. Unlike old generation printers, these printers are made more cost-efficient with its compatibility with low-cost color ink cartridges.

Wireless and Mobile Printing

Any home within a local wireless network can easily connect to the PIXMA E470 through its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Even without a wireless router, the PIXMA E470 is able to support direct wireless connection to mobile devices or laptop computers using its Access Point Mode.

The PIXMA E470 is also cloud-aware, offering true print-from-anywhere mobility when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Users can now connect to the printer via the Internet through supported applications such as Gmail or Google Drive, or from the Google Chrome web browser on PCs and laptops running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems.

Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY App

When paired with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, users of the PIXMA E470 can print and scan documents and photos using any mobile device running with an iOS or Android operating system with wireless connectivity.

From the app, users can monitor ink levels, adjust printer settings, and register their printers to new cloud services, while the remote copy function allows them to make a document copy even when they are not physically beside the printer.

Enhanced Operability and Productivity Features

The PIXMA E470 is designed for easy wireless setup and connection, switching easily between wireless infrastructure connection, and Access Point Mode connection.

Both the PIXMA E470 and E410 print at 8.0 images per minute (ipm) when printing black and white, and 4.0 ipm when printing in color. The printers also support intelligent power management in the Auto Power ON/OFF setting, allowing automated shut down during idle period and power up when a print job is received.  This setting can be configured easily using the printer driver, or using the PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.


*1 Requires internet connection.
Works edited by using this application cannot be displayed, edited, or printed without this application.


Product Dimensions (WxDxH) 426 x 306 x 145mm (approx.)
Document ISO Print Speed Approx. 8.0 ipm (B&W) / 4.0 ipm (color)
Key Features
• High Yield Ink Cartridges
• Auto Power ON/OFF
• Supports wireless and mobile printing (*For E470 only*)


About Canon in the Philippines

Canon is a multibillion dollar company with one of the most extensive products lines of digital imaging devices.

2016 marks the company’s 30th consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 11th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.

Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks 8th in the region and 7thin the Philippines according to a study conducted by Asia-Campaign Specific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.

In the Philippines, it is a strong leader in the camera, inkjet printer, laser printer, and copier product categories.

More information and images are available at the Press Center section at www.canon.com.ph/presscenter.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Restaurant Engagement Conference by Mplify



Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion to help businesses reach its full potential, amplify their businesses, and to
provide business solutions through various marketing strategies and PR campaigns.

The first Restaurant Engagement Conference is by Mplify on August 12, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila. It is an event dedicated to F&B Industry to be attended by SMEs, new brands, aspiring restaurateurs, F&B Professionals, and restaurant owners. REC aims to Recreate your brand for today’s new trend, Empower local crafts and businesses, and Capture the right market which will be discussed by our respected speakers in order to utilize strategic marketing tools that will optimize Restaurant business performance in which Customer Engagement is the NEW RULE of the GAME.


Mplify is grateful to its generous Sponsors and Strategic Partners: Maybank, Globe MyBusiness, 7,107 Culture + Cuisine, Agape Pastries & Tartines, Mrs. Fields, Kitchenails, Mode Devi, Leaprenuer, Ink-All-You-Can, Karuva Travel & Tours, Where To Eat Philippines, Nail It!, Color Ads and Digital Services Inc., MAPI, YanYan International, and Derm Care. And to our Media Partners: Manila Standard, manilastandard.net, Global News Network (GNN), Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer Mobile, Experience Travel and Living, Business Insight, Pilipino Mirror, SMNI, HUE Channel, Entrep TV, Remate Express, The Village Connect, Psst!, Pinas, Peoples Journal, and Women’s Journal
REC is dedicated to support Children’s Hour as its beneficiary to help One Children One Hour at a time.

To register, visit www.mplify-ph.com and follow our social media accounts for REC updates in Facebook page @mplifyph and Instagram @mplify_ph.

For othe inquiries, you may reach us thru our mobile numbers: 0998.887.6063 / 0977-3597602 or email us at mktg.mplify@gmail.com.

Fun Healthy Snacking for Your Baby




Helping your child develop good eating habits early on

Eating healthy is a habit that begins early in life. But did you know that parents play a big role in giving a solid start for their kids' nutrition?

Sure, todllers can be fickle and unpredictable when it comes to their diet preferences and appetite, but can you lead the way towards building healthy and nutritious eating habits simply by giving them access to wholesome and nourishing solid food options.

To help make it fun and easier, be sure to add CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® into your child's daily diet!



CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFFS® is a cereal-based snack suitable for children 10 months and above. It is made with whole wheat and fruit bits, and is good source of iron, Vitamin B1 and fiber. NEW CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® comes in two exciting flavors - Banana & Strawberry and Banana & Orange - to make snacking not just a yummy and delightful experience, but one that kids will actually look forward to.


CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® comes in fun stars shapes, specifically designed to help babies develop their chewing and self-feeding skills, and is also a great way to allow babies to explore their food.

Finger foods, whether it's a piece of soft-cooked vegetables like carrot stick, a piece of fruit, or a snack like CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS®, allows your baby to have fun, experience varying textures and have an opportunity to raise their confidence during mealtimes.

Reinforce the benefits of healthy food by giving them options that they will love and look forward to having.

NEW CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® os available in leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. You can also buy it online through www.lazada.com.ph/cerelac-official-store

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CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® is a solid finger food suitable for complementary feeding and is intended for children 10 months onwards. This product is not suitable as a breast milk substitute. Infants six months onward should be given fresh, indigenous and natural foods, in combination with continued breastfeeding.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Solane holds fire fighting training program for customers


Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held firefighting training sessions for its bulk and commercial customers at its LPG plants in San Fernando, Pampanga and Canlubang, Laguna.

The event aimed to educate customers on fire prevention awareness, proper use and handling of fire extinguishers, LPG storage and handling, and standard operating procedures in the prevention and management of possible fire-related activities. Supported by the local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire fighting training programs are implemented and conducted continuously as part of Solane’s commitment to safety.


Photo shows ILC bulk account manager Kaiza Yu and industrial sales head Elma Revillame (leftmost and second from left) handing a token of appreciation to David Chung of D & L  Industries and fire safety inspector Jhun Esto (second from right and rightmost).

Growing Market of Singapore Math Pushes S.A.M.’s Expansion in RP



The thrust to make kids learn and love math is becoming an impassioned cause for the people behind Seriously Addictive Math (S.A.M.) - the program that is making a difference in many parts of the world including the Philippines.

Its beginnings traced back in 2010, S.A.M. is a multi-awarded international Singapore math enrichment program that has grown to more than 100 facilities spanning 16 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. This is the only Singapore Maths Enrichment program that originated from Singapore, and taught in Singapore.



The company was founded by two individuals, Samuel Chia and Lau Chin Loong, who are passionate about child education and have the intention of bringing the best and most successful mathematics curriculum to children around the world.

In the Philippines, there are already 16 S.A.M. centers in operation, traversing various regions.

After the first branch was opened in San Juan, succeeding centers were opened in Marikina, Enderun College at Bonifacio Global City and West Avenue QC. SAM’s learning facilities can also be found in Angeles City, Pampanga; Binangonan, Rizal; Tanauan, Lipa and Rosario in Batangas; Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.

With a growing number of students wanting to enroll their kids in SAM, four more centers are set to open soon:  White Plains, Lower Bicutan, Imus in Cavite and Zamboanga.
According to Hsien Naidu, Founder of Enrich Asia Pte Ltd, the company which brought SAM to the Philippines, more and more Filipino parents have started appreciating Singapore Math for the positive effect it has had on their children.

One of the most distinct advantages of SAM is its small class ratio, and the belief in not spoon feeding children the methods and answers. It does not teach through rote learning and memorization but rather focuses on conceptually understanding using individualize teaching and concrete examples. S.A.M. inculcates independent learning, diligence and discipline as it inoculates conceptual understanding and critical thinking. S.A.M’s principles also aid a child in resolving non-routinary, open-ended and real-life situations and problems.

As kids have started to embrace math because of S.A.M., parents have also started to realize the benefits of S.A.M. on their children. Erni Hayati, whose child is enrolled in S.A.M’s center in Marikina, remarked: “My son used to hate math because his teacher taught the subject so fast that he could barely understand. But just after attending a few sessions at S.A.M., he started to like it more and has now even shown genuine interest in math.”

With more and more people believing in how S.A.M. works, Hsien believes the negative stigma of math will shift on a more positive note and will equip them better as they go thru life’s various challenges.

If you’re interested to enroll your kids at S.A.M., just visit their website at www.seriouslyaddictivemaths.com.ph or go to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SAM.SingaporeMath.Philippines/

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Foster Creativity and Enhanced Learning with Canon’s PIXMA E Series Printers




Moms find the perfect printer for the family in the latest Canon PIXMA printer series

Manila, Philippines – Cooking, painting, and scrapbook-making are just few of the many activities moms let their kids do to further their holistic development. It can be said that kids nowadays are busier and moms play a more challenging role to be highly creative, making every experience a learning platform for their kids. With the right technology, now, moms (and anyone in the family who has a creative streak!) are more empowered than ever, especially with the right printer that helps foster creativity and enhanced learning for the family – the Canon PIXMA E Series printers.

“Technology plays a vital role in the development of children. As a company that aims to bring delight to everyone, we make sure that our products are part of every delightful moment,” shares Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “Family moments are delightful moments worth having memories of. Through the newly-launched series of Canon PIXMA E printers, we wish to make these moments count – from using our printers to produce work that will help enhance the creativity and learning of kids, to documenting these moments via photos.”  Through the Canon PIXMA E series printers, print quality is never compromised by its cost efficiency – making unending delightful moments happen.


There are many ways by which the Canon PIXMA E Series printers can help every family moment memorable: The Canon PIXMA E410 is perfect for moms who help put together her children’s numerous drafts of artworks, sketches and projects with its ability to print up to 400 black and white documents, and 180 colored pages. The design savvy student will enjoy the PIXMA E470’s built-in Wi-Fi features that can help print from anywhere to meet that deadline when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Teens in the family can immortalize their best photos on Facebook through the PIXMA MG3070s with its PIXMA Cloud Link application for remote printing of Facebook albums and online contents with mobile devices. While the compact PIXMA E480 model is best suited for aspiring entrepreneurs in the family with its on-the-go faxing and scanning features.

Watch out for the upcoming Canon #PIXMom series of events in the malls nearest you in July. Families can visit Canon’s interactive booths: a back-to-school booth where kids can select icons of what they want to be when they grow up; a kitchen booth where guests can design their cupcakes; the creatives in the family can print their own coloring sheets and scrapbook in the arts and crafts booth; plus dads and kids can test the speed of taking sharp photos using select Canon cameras at the basketball booth.

Guests are assured that every Canon purchase they make counts. “We also prioritize rewarding and giving importance to our avid Canon customers. By simply downloading the Canon Red App available in Apple Store and Google Play, exciting freebies and rewards from over 150 partner merchants awaits our customers when they earn points,” shares Canon Philippines Marketing Manager Tin Dacanay. Registered users can enjoy discounts, prioritized service and product loans, free workshops, camera cleaning, extended warranty up to two years, special after sales services, plus up to Php10,000 worth of credits with every purchase of participating Canon products.

Don’t miss out on an exciting, artsy, and fun-filled weekend of activities and promotions by Canon. For more information, visit www.canon.com.ph and www.shopcanon.ph.

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About Canon in the Philippines

Canon is a multibillion dollar company with one of the most extensive products lines of digital imaging devices.

2017 marks the company’s 31st consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 12th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.

Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks 8th in the region and 7thin the Philippines according to a 2016 study conducted by Asia-Campaign Specific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.

In the Philippines, it is a strong leader in the camera, inkjet printer, laser printer, and copier product categories.

More information and images are available at the Press Center section at http://www.canon.com.ph/news-pressroom.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Sun Life And Mommy Mundo Announce Partnership


Did you know that there are many reasons why having an insurance is very important?

First, it's your protection for you and your family. It means the people who matter most in your life may be protected from financial hardship if the unexpected happens.

Second, it reduces stress during difficult times. We never know what is going to happen in our days. Unforeseen tragedies such as illness, injury or permanent disability even death can leave you and your family facing tremendous emotional stress. But when insurance in place, you or your family's financial stress will be reduced. And you can focus on recovery and rebuilding your lives.

Third, is to enjoy your financial security. Insurance offers a payout so that is there is an unforeseen event, you and your family can hopefully continue to move forward.

Fourth, you have a peace of mind. You can have at least peace of mind knowing that if anything happened to you, your family's financial security is assisted by insurance.

Fifth, a legacy to leave behind. A lump sum death benefit can secure the financial future for your children and protect their standard of living.


Now you can have a Personal Insurance Protection worth Php50,000 against loss from accidental bodily injury for only Php50! That's because of the partnership of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines),Inc. and Mommy Mundo, Inc.

They recently inked a partnership last June 30, friday at the Sun Life Financial building at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients.

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) is the number one life insurance company in the Philippines while Mommy Mundo, Inc., is a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier and more fulfilling through various avenues and activities.

It's really a good news to all mommies out there that these two companies collide and have a partnership! It would provide Mommy Mundo members easier access to affordable insurance!

If it's your first time to have an insurance, having Mommy Mundo's Sun Life's PA TXT CARD is a good start.


They're signing the partnership contract

From left to right: Ms. Karen Casas of Sun Life, Mr. Alex Narciso of Sun Life, Ms. Riza Mantaring of Sun Life, Ms. Janice Villanueva of Mommy Mundo, Ms. Jing Lelano of Mommy Mundo and Ms. Regine Chua of Mommy Mundo


All Mommy Mundo members under the age of 65 can avail of Sun Life's PA TXT Card, an easy-access card to Sun Life's personal accident insurance. It provides protection for one year, and members may also opt to enroll up to two cards for a total coverage of Php100,000.




The PA TXT Card comes in a design especially created for Mommy Mundo members that can be easily activated by just using your mobile phone. Just follow the instructions carefully in the card.

                                    

When you avail the Mommy Mundo Membership Card for only Php500.00, you will get a Mommy Mundo Passport Card for discounts and privileges to partner brands and stores, free or discounted passes to Mommy Mundo events like Mompreneur Manila Events and Mommy Milkshake Fun Run Event, you will also get a Mom 24/7 Planner, Mommy Mundo Journey Box and a Sun Life PA TXT Card all valid for 1 year!

It's really convenient, hassle-free, affordable and with no complicated application process, the PA TXT Card will surely come in handy for moms who have their hands full attending to their families while pursuing their own passions.

If you're thinking of protecting your family with life insurance, don't think twice and be a mompower with Mommy Mundo and secure your future with Sun Life to make your future brighter!

Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worlwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and the Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the sticker symbol SLF.


Sunday, July 02, 2017

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa brings you to London



Everyone dreams of exploring a European city even just for once in their lives. Of course! Who doesn't want to visit Europe? With Europe’s most beautiful cities waiting to be visited, a top European destination seems to make it on everyone’s travel bucket list – and that is no other than the beautiful city of London.

Being Europe’s third biggest city, London is home to some of the world’s best attractions and activities. Wandering through one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, one cannot help but gush in awe and admiration with what this city presents. Experience a place that is sprawling with enriching galleries and museums which everyone can visit for free. Hop on London’s famous double-decker bus for an effortless sight-seeing tour and for a more thrilling way to view this splendid city, hover above while in the London Eye. With all that there is to see in this majestic city, one cannot miss out the striking Big Ben and Nelson’s Column – landmarks that almost complete a London trip but there is still so much more to discover. These and more are in store for the loyal customers of the country’s number one nail salon and pampering destination.

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa pinned London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo. “It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty. Last year we gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, we are going further and treat them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.

Your day dreaming of visiting London might come true! Baterina added "By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two."

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics/.

Robinsons Supermarket's 10th Fit & Fun Wellness





Running especially when done with a friend or love one, is truly a fun and exciting way to achieve a fitness goal or to get back on track to a healthy and active lifestyle.

This showed in the bright faces of hundreds of running pairs who took part in Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness buddy Run ag the Parade Ground of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
In line with the Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles, the fit & fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.

Through the years, fit and Fun Buddy Run has been a much anticipated event for lot of people. Its’ our kick off as we celebrate with the nation, Well and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners, “said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.

Hosted by volleyball Superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI, Procter & Gamble, Abbot Nutrition, Getz Broz, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa
Coach Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on ground and on line wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.

The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of P 3,000.00 inclusive of P 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.
Robinsons Supermarkets commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipino with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or website www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph to see what’s good for you

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Doppel Herz is finally in the Philippines!


Doppel Herz, one of Germany's top food supplement brand, is finally in the Philippines! Queisser Pharma, the German makers of Doppel Herz, forged an alliance with Shawil Corporation who is now the official and exclusive distributor of Doppel Herz products in the Philippines.


Doppel Herz introduced their maiden batch of food supplements in the country:

Omega 3 + Folic Acid + B6 + B12 - for a healthy cardiovascular system and a good combination for brain development and healthy skin. Omega with B Complex + Folic acid acts synergistically to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.


Calcuim + D3 - helps strengthen, repair and build up bones and teeth, support healthy muscle function and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Calcuim plays an essential structural role by reinforcing the bone matrix. Calcuim also triggers muscle contraction, is involved in blood coagulation and is a signaling molecule that participates in the conversion of vertain hormonal signals to cellular or physiological responses. Eating calcuim alone is not sufficient to retain strong bones, calcuim assimilation and distribution in the organism also has to work properly.


Lutein + Zeaxanthin + Vitamin A, C,E + Zinc - antioxidants and carotenoids that protect the eyes and preserve eyesight. To preserve vision while aging, to help concentrate lutein and zeaxanthin in the retina where they play an important role. It has Vitamin A that helps maintain night vision. Extra Vitamin C, zinc and Vitamin E to neutralize free radicals that may damage retina cells.


Glucosamine + Chrondroitin - the "professional" team against osteoarthritis. A healthy cartilage matrix is composed of just very few essentials, the living chondrocytes that produce collagen fibres for cartilage firmness and proteoglucan polymeres fpr elasticity and compression resistance. Enhancimg the supply of cartilage with all necessary nutrients for flexible and strong joints.

Garlic with Hawthrown - helps invigorate heart function and blood circulation. The constituents of garlic belong to traditional medicine since generations. Hawthorn has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Hawthorn contains the active substances procyanidine and flavonoid. They enlarge the coronary vessels and cause an increased perfusion of the cardiac muscle so that more oxygen is provided to the heart.

These food supplements are proven to provide the beneficial effects to the body.

The product was launched at the Diamond Hotel Manila last June 28, 2017 and serves as a milestone for Shawil Corporation as it successfully realized its vision to reinvent itself into a total wellness company after its sucess in the Philippines cosmetics industry. The event was hosted by Mr. Troy Montero and graced by an exclusive group of medical doctors and health & lifestyle bloggers.

From left to right: Mr. Abian Jama, DoopelHerz Germany Sales Manager, Mr. Guillame Rzewuski, DoppelHerz Germany Scientific Consultant, Mr. Willy, Ms. Sharon Sy, CEO of Shawil Beauty Corporation.

The Germa's Queisser Pharma was eatablished in 1987 and has now produces five (5) global brands, distributed in sixty (60) countries. It generated a global turnover of over 160 million euros and was number 1 in the German market of vitamins and minerals. For the last 5 years, Queisser Pharma has an astonishing growth rate of 10% per anmum with more than 400 employees working in the head-quarters in Flensburg a d five (5) subsidiaries in Moscow, Kiev, Burcharest, Sofia and Istanbul.

Today, Queisser Pharma's DoppelHerz is now available in the Philippine market via exclusive distribution by Shawil Corporation.






Friday, June 30, 2017

Herbalife Nutrition Philippines Renews Contracts with Fitness Ambassadors Chappy Callanta & Dwan Abantao



TAGUIG CITY, PHILIPPINES – Global nutrition company Herbalife recently renewed its contracts with Fitness Ambassadors Chappy Callanta and Dwan Abantao.  Under the agreements, Chappy Callanta and Dwan Abantao will continue to play pivotal roles in inspiring Filipinos to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle and good nutrition in their daily lives. Here, they are pictured with Herbalife Nutrition Philippines general manager Rosalio T. Valenzuela, during the contract signing at Herbalife’s corporate office in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.



“Chappy and Dwan have done a great job in their role as Herbalife Nutrition’s Fitness Ambassadors. They are excellent role models of the benefits of living a healthy, active life and practicing good eating habits,” Valenzuela said. “Together with Chappy, Dwan and our members, we will inspire more people to enjoy healthier, happier lives.”

About Herbalife

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, sky-rocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition members in more than 90 countries.

Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. The Company is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

The company also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at ir.herbalife.com as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Which Cetaphil is right for you?


Whoever you are, wherever you're going, your skin needs that gentle clean and trustworthy protection. That's why Cetaphil has a complete range of products made for every skin situation.

If you need a cleanser that's safe for your family's different skin types, try:

Cetaphil Genle Skin Cleanser 
A powerful gentle wash. Its has non-irritating properties. For daily gentle and soap-free cleansing. Helps skin retain needed moisture. It is formulated to work for all skin types, even for babies. 


Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser
Reduces sebum levels and apperance of blackheads. Cleanses without compromising skin barrier.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
It is the right pH level for the skin. It is non-irritating as it moisturizes and cleans.



Cetaphil Antibacterial Bar
It is non-drying while providing antibacterial protection. It cleanses, deodorizes and moisturizes.


If you need a moisturizer that keeps you looking and feeling fresh, try:


Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
It has moisture retaining formula that softens and protects. Each application reduces dryness.


Cetaphil Daily Advance Hydrating Lotion
It gives you non-greasy and fast acting hydration that last up to 24 hours.


Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
It has a non-irritating moisture-retaining formula that softens and protects.

If you're always on-the-go and outdoors, try:

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer
SPF15 with PARSOL 1789 is a light daily facial moisturizer that replenishes and nourishes sensitive skin. It also prevents damage and the appearance of fine lines.

If you suffer from very dry and itchy skin, try:

Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash
Ir helps restore hydration in very dry and itchy skin. Clinically proven to soothe and reduce irritation.


Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Moisturizer
Helps restore hydration in very dry and itchy skin. Uses ceramide technology to help restore the skin barrier.

If you have greasy, acne-prone skin, try:

Cetaphil Facial Moisturizer SPF30
Protects and repairs the skin barrier and helps regulate sebum production. It has a lightweight matte finish and ia hypoallergenic.


Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash
Calms and soothes irritated skin. It's hypoallergenic and it keeps your skin clean, fresh and grease free.









Friday, June 23, 2017

P60,000 worth of cosmetics and prizes await at Make-Up Mania!


Go wild stocking up on Ever Bilena products to win great prizes!


Buy more and win big as Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, invites you to join Make-Up Mania – a raffle contest open to all Ever Bilena customers and ongoing exclusively at all Watsons Stores nationwide.

Joining is easy! Simply purchase two items or more from any of the following participating Ever Bilena products: Ever Bilena Matte Two Way Cake, Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer, Ever Bilena Eyebrow Palette Pink and Brown, Ever Bilena Matic Brow and Eyeliner, Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks, Ever Bilena Lip and Cheek Stain in Splash Red, EB Kleopatra Magic Lipstick, Evera Face Powder, Ever Bilena Luxe Lipstick, and EB Blend Me Sponge. Be sure to place all purchases in a single receipt.

Make sure to “like” Ever Bilena’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics, and send them a personal message with a photo of your proof of purchase. Include your name, address, contact number, and Facebook account with the photo. Proof of purchase should be readable and clear.

Once sent, you will receive a notification from an Ever Bilena representative indicating that your entry is valid. The more entries you submit, the more chances you have of winning.

One lucky winner will take home a total of P60,000 worth Ever Bilena products, two nights hotel accommodation at Luxent Hotel, and two domestic roundtrip tickets from Air Asia. Two winners will receive P20,000 worth of Ever Bilena products with two buffet dinner at Luxent Hotel and shopping spree from Jewels. Ten winners will win P3,000 worth of Ever Bilena products.

Entries will only be accepted until July 31, 2017, so start shopping for your favorite Ever Bilena make-up today!

To learn more, visit www.everbilena.com.ph and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics today.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Head of the family: not just a provider but a father


Imagine working in a world where time seems to just past by and where almost everything changes instantly. Think of having to keep up with an environment where it costs a lot to stop or even slow down for a while. Sound taxing, right? What more of prioritizing the welfare of everybody in the household on top of it all. 

But every head of the family doesn’t mind about it. Fathers are said to be the pillars of our homes. They toil sun up to sun down to give our needs and desires.

Some of them go abroad with tears in their eyes because they will be physically separated from their families. However, there is a certain joy in their hearts knowing that they will be able to provide for their loved ones back home.

To honor these gallant paternal men and let them feel how extraordinary they are and important their sacrifices are for their families, Father’s Day has been a yearly universal event. As we mark again this special occasion on Sunday, June 18, 2017, our applause and recognition will never be enough to show them how grateful we are to have them in our lives. 

Our dads, together with our moms, take good care of us the moment we’re born. They are the ones who provide everything we need for our everyday lives. From infancy up to adulthood, they feed and clothe us. 

As we take our initial baby steps, our patriarchs guide and lead us in the right direction. When we stumble and fall, they assist us to rise and move on. In times of danger or any threat, they shield us from any harm.

All of these, they do out of unconditional love. Their selflessness, though, has its own toll. Working tirelessly could lead to high levels of stress constantly and problems not only mentally, but physically, too. So better watch out for the signs. 

Has tatay been constantly complaining about losing strands and strands of his hair every day? Or maybe has he been searching for a way on how to get them to grow back?

According to the hair loss statistics conducted by Statistic Brain in the year 2016, 40 percent of men experience noticeable mane vanishing as early as age 35. And as per the American Hair Loss Association, there are a couple of different factors that cause excessive hair fall, one being extreme degree of stress.

Nutramedica Inc. introduced a revolutionary product that aims to address this problem: NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss. Being the only topical scalp lotion in the country that is made from 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients all working synergistically, it’s perfect for all the heads of the family out there, be they biological or not.

NOVUHAIR is proven effective and safe to help prevent and stop the progression of hair loss and, at the same time, help promote locks’ growth. Simply spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto the scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Voila, it penetrates deeply into the roots, which helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the natural moisture of the hair. 

Still have no idea on what to give him on his big day? Well, NOVUHAIR might not be the most expensive gift to impress him, but the most valuable present he could ever have. This nature’s answer to hair loss provides him the chance to be ahead already in preventing his “crowning glory” from receding in the near future. 


So, head on to all leading stores nationwide and get a dose of this breakthrough product. NOVUHAIR is also available in shampoo and conditioner formats to further complement the benefits of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion. NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also order NOVUHAIR online at www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, you may call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Be a brilliantly shining bride with MyDiamond


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This coming wedding season, MyDiamond offers 45% discount on all bridal jewelry for brilliantly shining brides-to-be. Choose from a beautiful collection of engagement rings, wedding rings, and bridal jewelry that will surely bedazzle guests and family. 

MyDiamond will make it even more special as they can customize and modify the design of an existing ready-to-wear item to a different size or color of stone. As an added service, MyDiamond in-house workshop also accepts made-to-order designs, specific to every customer’s needs and requests. 

Complete with in-house certificates, rest assured of the authenticity of MyDiamond products. Be a bride who chooses not only a partner for a lifetime but also diamonds which last forever. To know more, visit MyDiamond concept stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Lanag Premier Davao, or follow and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyDiamondPH/ and on Instagram: @mydiamondph.

Hey Sugar: The Sweetest Thing, made sweeter!



Hey Sugar latest sweet giveaway is now open and everyone can join!
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Like love, some things in life are indeed sweeter the second time around and Hey Sugar, the most trusted, all natural and organic waxing destination across the Philippines, is up to spread this sweet, (and smooth) love once again with the return of Sweetest Thing Promo.

If iPhone 6 units were given away last year, Hey Sugar sweetens it up now with the newest iPhone 7 up for grabs.

 Anyone can definitely get a chance to win by simply heading onto any Hey Sugar salon nationwide starting from June 8 to September 30, 2017, avail of the exceptional signature services and for a minimum single receipt of Php 500, one gets to have one raffle entry. Three very lucky winners will be taking home the very sought-after prize.

It's going to be the best time to get that smooth and hair-free skin with the Sweetest Thing 2 Promo. Watch out for more updates and exciting promos and giveaways from Hey Sugar! 

To get more details about the promo, visit www.heysugar.com.ph.




Looking for a Nail Salon in SM Fairview?: Check out Nailaholics at 2nd Level


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Whenever you find yourself stuck in the office—amid the flourescent lights, meetings, deadlines and the humdrum of corporate life. Sometimes, all you really need to get back in the groove is to get away for a bit.

When you want to pamper yourself, get up and head over to our Nailaholics SM Fairview 2nd Level, where you can get ushered away from the tedium of everyday life and into the relaxing world of pampering.

Set amid beautiful Hampton’s themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away.

You may visit us to experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of our Friendly Technicians. Located at 2nd Level, Nailaholics SM Fairview.


Book your appointments today 0956-8462352.

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon: Now Open in Ayala Harbor Point Subic



Hey Sugar is now open in Ayala Harbor Point Subic. So, aside from it's smart location - in the heart of Subic Bay and having best retail offerings and entertainment, there's more reason to visit Ayala Harbor Point, if you have any unwanted hair-related problems, Hey Sugar Waxing Salon can now serve you!


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Living in the Northern part of the Philippines can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting. 

When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! Ayala Harbor Point Subic.

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Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 25 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, Unimart Greenhills and our newest branch Hey Sugar Ayala Harbor Point Subic. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 09366420530.



Wednesday, June 07, 2017

#GerifiedPH: Dig into Solitaire!

Did you know? Solitaire is also called Patience.

One of the oldest, most retro games of all time requires more than your thinking skills, it also ask for your patience, lots and lots of it.

Solitaire is a good exercise and teaser for the brain. One good game can keep the brain from being stagnant.

Did you know? Solitaire can also mean a diamond or any other precious stone and gem set in a piece of jewelry by itself.

One of the most significant part of the game is to shuffle the cards randomly - intensively at that.
Thanks to modern technology for the gadgets and the internet for the connection, now we can play Solitaire anytime, anywhere!



Did you know? There are different kinds of solitaire games.

DigSolitaire.com offers an online solitaire game with different variations; as of now, they currently have 16 solitaires including the famous FreeCell Solitaire, the iconic Spider Solitaire, the Klondike Solitaire, even the least-known versions such as the Pyramid Solitaire.

Different versions may scare beginners and noobs at first, good thing DigSolitaire provides simple, easy to follow tutorials where you can learn the rules and the basic steps.

Aside from trying out different versions, you can also save your high scores and aim to reach the Top Board Scorers posted on-time on the DigSolitaire website.

Want to create your own version? You can also contactDigSolitaire so they can add it to the website.
In DigSolitaire, you will have fun exercising your brain!


Are you into puzzles, too? Check out JSPuzzles.com!

Did you know? You can also strengthen your mind with puzzles, too! Read more about it here: Tickle your mind with riddles for eyes.

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