Saturday, September 30, 2017

Maxicare opens its new Primary Care Center in BGC



Taguig City, Philippines – Another milestone to mark Maxicare Healthcare Corporation’s 30th Anniversary is the opening of its newest Primary Care Center (PCC) in one of the biggest business districts in the metro: the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City.

In the service of more than 1.1 Million Filipinos, Maxicare has always been keen on providing its Members efficient and convenient ways for them to access their health benefits. Operating 24/7, the new Maxicare PCC will be able to serve Members, majority are from BPOs within the vicinity, across different shifts. It is also a more accessible way to get immediate medical attention, with better care and experience, considering the high volume of patients in hospital ERs.

This new Maxicare PCC is equipped with complete capability of a stand-alone multispecialty clinic. It is a closed loop health care facility where one can book a consultation appointment with doctors and do laboratory procedure, if requested by the doctor, within the same premise.

It is with pride that the new PCC is equipped with state-of-the art machines to facilitate the most common procedure requested by doctors and members. Moreover, as Maxicare vouches to be more steadfast in its ‘Go Green’ campaign, the machines and technology are certified eco – friendly and will facilitate paperless processes.

Strategically located at the W City Center in BGC, a building categorized as Class A by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association Internationale) and LEED-compliant, the PCC is also designed and equipped to be environment-friendly and to reduce our carbon footprint. This reflects Maxicare’s commitment to sustainability and serving its members for future generations.

Not yet a Maxicare Member? A service card, depending on one’s medical need such as consult only, is available for purchase at the PCC.
The new Maxicare Primary Care Center is now ready to serve you. Visit the PCC at the Ground Floor of W City Center, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, BGC, Taguig City. You may also call (02) 908.6957 for any inquiries or appointment.
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Other Maxicare PCCs are located at the following: Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Centuria Medical Makati, Chinese General Hospital, Lipa City Batangas, Makati Medical Center, MyHealth Makati, St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC & Quezon City & The Medical City.

Visit www.maxicare.com.ph, or the social media accounts listed below, to know more about the products and services of the leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the country.

Facebook: /maxicarehealthcarecorp
Instagram: @maxicarehealthcare
Twitter: @MaxicareHMO
Youtube: Maxicare Healthcare Corporation

WIN A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD KFC ON KFC DELIVERY FANS DAY



MANILA, Philippines, 29 September 2017 – KFC Delivery Fans Day is an annual event of KFC Philippines that aims to celebrate and give back to its loyalists and delivery service enthusiast. First launched in 2015, it has become a yearly occasion KFC Delivery users look forward to where exciting promos, surprises, and free KFC treats await them.  Now on its third year of celebrating with its most loyal KFC Delivery fans, the #KFCDeliveryFansDay 2017 is back and bigger than ever!

From September 29 to October 1, 2017, satisfy your cravings for a finger-lickin’ good meal via www.kfc.com.ph and get a chance to be one of the three (3) lucky winners of a one-year supply of KFC Original Recipe Chicken. Joining is simple: register or login to www.kfc.com.ph, select your orders, key in payment details, and wait for the order confirmation. KFC Online Delivery users from September 29 to October 1, 2017 are automatically part of the raffle, so plan your KFC meals with the family or barkada this payday weekend and order your way to an all-year KFC treat care of the Colonel himself!

Special surprises and giveaways also await delivery fans in Cavite, Rizal, Cebu, Davao, and Pampanga, as well as select offices and villages in Metro Manila. Keep an eye out for Colonel Sanders and his band of KFC Delivery riders, and get your all-time KFC favorites for free.

As an added bonus, from September 30 to October 31, 2017, KFC Delivery users will also get to enjoy a FREE Coke (1.5L) with every minimum purchase of P500.

Don’t miss out on a finger-lickin’ good meal and a chance to win big in this year’s KFC Delivery Fans Day celebration. Order up via www.kfc.com.ph or call 887-8888 (for Metro Manila only) and make today and everyday a so good day.

For more information, visit the KFC Delivery website or any of its official KFC Philippines social media pages.

ADP Pharma and PSO-HNS partner for breakthrough breathing treatment


It's really irritating and annoying when we have clogged nose, we can't sleep at night and sometimes, we have to breathe in our mouth! What more are the babies? Can you imagine how difficult it is to them? Especially the newborn babies that they only know how to breathe in their little nostrils. Good news that Physiomer is here to help us to breathe better! Even the newborn babies can use this product!


Physiomer is 100% Seawater. It has been deliberately formulated this way so that it can offer all the benefits of the elements contained in seawater.

It contains 80 minerals and trace elements from seawater collected in Saint-Malo bay, France. These minerals play a variety of roles and several studies have demonstrated an impact of these minerals on the cells of the nasal mucosa.


All Physiomer products are produced from seawater found in the Bay of Saint-Malo. It has been formulated using a unique production process of electrodialysis treatment that ensures that the seawater's richness in minerals and trace elements is preserved such as Calcuim, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc and Selenium. Physiomer products are thus composed from 100% seawater taken from the Bay of Saint-Malo, without the addition of any other component and wothw no dilution. This composition guarantes optimal efficacy from the minerals and trace elements present in seawater across all the different indications of Physiomer products.

Physiomer has a unique production process. They use electrodialysis step filters, it removes the salt without affecting the rest of the minerals present in the seawater and is packed in a sterile environment. This unique process, patented by Laboratoire de la mer, guarantees the sterility of the solution without the need for preservatives or other chemicals that may be aggressive for the nose.

It also has a unique formula. It's a hygienic solution, guaranteed to be sterile without the addition of preservatives or chemicals.


ADP Pharma, an organization dedicated to producing high quality pharmaceutical products and PSO – HNS, a group of highly trained ENT specialists cement their partnership with a contract signing on September 28, 2017 at Nobu Hotel, Paranaque City. The partnership aims to elevate the importance of ENT healthcare and improve ENT conditions in the Philippines.

PSO-HNS has recognized the product of ADP Pharma, Physiomer, a 100% natural seawater that can be used to help patients breathe more easily, and effectively prevents and treats colds and other ENT complications. Physiomer is available in sixty (60) countries and has undergone clinical trials.

“The partnership between ADP Pharma and PSO-HNS gives patients better access to high quality, effective patient care and products like Physiomer”, said Mr. Virgilio S. Gomez, President of ADP Pharma Corporation.

Now, you can breathe better with Physiomer. Physiomer is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. For more information,

visit www.physiomer.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

New Culture of Work in PH Needed to Succeed in Digital Transformation


Microsoft Study finds that 1 in 2 Filipino workers expect their organizations to invest in culture development and 47% expect leaders to close the digital skills gap

Philippines, September 29, 2017 -  The changing face of the workforce in the Philippines has resulted in a need for organizations to foster a new culture of work to achieve digital transformation success, a Microsoft Study has concluded. In fact, half of the respondents polled felt that more can be done by their organizations to invest in culture development.

The Study found the following factors influencing the culture of work in the Philippines today:

Increasingly mobile workforce and exposure to new security risks: The rise of mobility and proliferation of mobile and cloud technologies have resulted in individuals working across multiple locations and devices. In fact, the Study found that only 21% of respondents are spending all of their work hours in the office, and 81% of respondents are working off personal smartphones. The latter raises new security challenges for organizations.

The rise of diverse teams: The Study found that 29% of workers in the Philippines are already working in more than 10 teams at any one point in time. With the BPO industry being significant in the country, more workers are working with different and even virtual teams from different locations. This makes the availability of real-time insights and collaboration tools crucial to get work done.

Gaps in employees’ digital skills even as leaders are in the motion of embracing digital transformation: As the bar is raised with new technologies adopted across industries, deployment is uneven. In fact, 47% of respondents feel that more can be done to bridge the digital skills gap among workers.

Microsoft COO/CMM Cian O'Neil presenting the new culture of work in the Philippine during the Microsoft 365 launch


Said Cian O’Neill, Microsoft Philippines COO and CMO: “The rise of digital technologies, along with a new generation of millennials entering the workforce, has brought about a need to address changing workers’ expectations, knowledge and skills, as well as the tools they use. And with more than half of the world’s millennials residing in Asia, the workplace will need to transform to adapt to the technology habits of these digital natives. In addition, due to deployment of advanced and emerging technologies, organizations need to relook at reskilling its workforce to develop creative and strategic skills for the future.”

Addressing a new culture of work for digital transformation success
Even as 86% of business leaders in the Philippines acknowledge the need to transform into a digital business in order to succeed, people are ultimately the main drivers of digital transformation.

“People are at the heart of digital transformation. Their expectations, knowledge and skills, as well as the tools they use for work, are determining factors in the level of transformation that any organization can achieve. The challenge that they face now is how to implement new ways to foster a modern culture of work to better empower Asia’s workers, especially those at the frontline. By estimates, there are two billion firstline workers globally, and make up majority of our workforce today,” said Bertand Launay, Microsoft Philippines Managing Director.

Today, firstline workers serve as the first point of contact between companies and the rest of the world - first to engage customers, represent brand, and see products and services in action.
To unlock the potential of employees, organizations need to address and elevate their workforce, especially firstline workers, through addressing the core values of the new culture of work:

•Unlocking employees’ creativity
Collaboration fuels innovation through sharing of ideas and enables flexibility in how people work through a connected experience, while working seamlessly across devices. However, the Study found that majority of respondents feel restricted in the way they work today, with 64% highlighting that they needed to be physically present in office as equipment or tools used for their line of work is only available in the workplace.

•Fuelling teamwork
By equipping all workers with a universal toolkit for collaboration, organizations offer its people choice and ownership as to how they work together and collaborate in real-time. In fact, the Study found that one in two workers highlighted that access to technology for collaboration such that they can respond in a timely manner to internal and external requests was important in their line of work.

•Strengthening Security
Today, 74% of respondents are working on employer-issued PCs, but 81% are also working on personal smartphones, which underscores potential security risks. In fact, 76% of respondents admitted to checking personal emails on company-issued devices, and are doing so for convenience sake. Therefore, leaders need to strengthen their security not to put organization’s confidential data at risk to address the need for workers to work without barriers and without impeding productivity.

•Bringing Simplicity
With the rise of apps, devices, services and security risks in the workplace, there is a need to streamline the IT management, break down service siloes so that disparate data can be combined and reasoned in new ways and reduce complexity. In fact, a Microsoft Asia Pacific IT leaders study found that 61% of ITDMs from the market agreed that there is a need to reduce complexity of managing their existing IT security portfolio.

Technology is key for firstline workers to become an integral part of digital transformation success

“We believe that every worker – from the factory floor to the front desk, to the executive boardroom – can contribute to an organization’s collective endeavours. It is our view that involving firstline workers in digital transformation will drive unprecedented opportunity – for workers, the organizations that they work for, and the industries and society at large,” added O’Neill.  “At Microsoft, we see the opportunities that can be unlocked with technology by equipping firstline workers with the right tools, such as Microsoft 365. Ultimately, digital transformation projects can only succeed if the right tools are in place for workers to leverage and maximize upon.”

Microsoft Philippines  STU Ryan Manalastas giving a demo on the five important Microsoft 365 Security and Productivity Features

Microsoft has announced the expansion of Microsoft 365, including Microsoft 365 F1, which provides purpose-built capabilities that help foster firstline culture and community, train and upskill employees, digitize business process, deliver real-time expertise, and minimize risk and cost. New intelligent search capabilities, a vision for intelligent communications centring on Microsoft Teams, and security and IT management enhancements to help customers stay secure and compliant were also introduced at Ignite:

•Microsoft 365 F1 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise
Mobility + Security to empower the more than two billion firstline workers worldwide, who serve as the first point of contact between a company and its customers, or who are directly involved in making products.

•Introducing a new vision for intelligent communications, including plans to bring Skype for Business Online capabilities into Microsoft Teams, along with cognitive and data services, making Teams the true hub for teamwork in Office 365, including persistent chat, voice and video.  

•Intelligent search experiences use AI and machine learning to deliver more relevant search results everywhere you search across Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 is delivering improved Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) features like enhanced anti-phishing capabilities, expanded protection to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams and integration between cloud and on premises identity threat detection capabilities.

Modernizing firstline workforce with Microsoft Cloud
For organizations still on Office 2007, end of support will happen on 11 October. Customers who are still using Office 2007 products and services are encouraged to move to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 to stay supported, and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft.

O’Neill said: “With cloud-based productivity tools being a key pick among Asia’s mobile workers to drive greater collaboration among teams, we urge organizations to take the opportunity to evaluate Microsoft 365 as an option to modernize their workforce.”

To learn more about Microsoft 365, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en/microsoft-365

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About Microsoft
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more

Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and individuals since 1995. As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global economy.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sports Barbers SM Mall of Asia: A Stylish Destination for the Male Grooming Generation





With pompadours on the rise, man-buns making its way on
the street, perfectly trimmed beards and facial hair making an
appearance, it’s safe to say that male grooming is finally
getting the attention it deserves.

But while men will admittedly make more effort by way of
aesthetics, the process of getting the right look still prompts
them to demand the simplicity and straightforwardness of
traditional barbershops.

“Most women like being whisked away to a secluded world
of pampering for their beauty treatments. The same can’t be
said for men—most guys expect an efficient and clear-cut
service—but not at the expense of style,” explains Arvin
Amaro, Marketing Head of Sports Barbers Barbershop.

This gave way to a new breed of barbershops—one that
delivers the kind of service that they expect; one that
essentially gives a modern take on an old classic. And while
there have been a few cropping up here and there, none have
been more accessible or as successful in providing the stylish
sense that today’s grooming generation seeks than Sports
Barbers.

With 13 branches all over the country, Sports Barbers
recreates the traditional concept of your go-to
neighbourhood barbershop and offers a destination that is
modern and stylish yet stays true to what men have been
used to.

Its ambience and service, strongly anchored on its team’s
ability to provide everything from on-trend cuts to classic
styles, is a compelling reminder of inherent masculine
values—adventure, straightforwardness, humour and at the
end of the day, natural good looks (as opposed to self-
conscious preening).

The entire concept of Sports Barbers is to deliver the best
cuts for clients, inspired by traditional hairstyles and the most
stylish men. The brand’s crop of barber-stylists, a term
derived from the fusion of Vidal Sassoon trained cutting and
styling mixed with the efficient sensibilities of old-school
barbers, mean clients can confidently step into any branch
and emerge looking as dapper and effortlessly good as they
can be.

“The idea is to create a go-to destination for men where they
can expect the reliable, time-honoured techniques of
traditional barbering and yet know they are in the hand of
people who will be able to tell the difference between a short
sides with brush top versus buzz crop or a pompadour
versus a slick back,” ends Amaro.

Sports Barbers Barbershop has locations in UP Town
Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Clark, SM Southmall,
SM Bacoor, SM Bicutan, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod and its
newest brand SM Mall of Asia.

To know more, like Facebook.com/sportsbarbersph;
Twitter.com/sbbarbershop; Instagram.com/sbbarbershop.

Book your appointments today: 0915-5067655

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon: Now Open in SM Marikina



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! SM Marikina.

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Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has more than 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 SM Marikina. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 0956-8462352.

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Celebrates the 2nd Year of National Pampering Day



When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.

The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM.  Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.

So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering.

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.


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Nailaholics is an urban destination that offers its customers an escape from the daily grind through its exceptional interiors and exceptional pampering service. It currently has more than 50 branches nationwide, including in Gateway Mall, Eastwood Citywalk, Cash and Carry Makati, Harbor Point Mall Subic, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, and SM Lanang.

French Tips Eco-chic Nail Salon opens at Estancia





Between deadlines, your boss, carmaggedon and the holiday season slowly but steadily creeping into everyone’s schedules, the only thing you have on your mind as the week winds down is…thank God for the weekend!

The top pick for what to do? Short of packing your bags and jetting off to unwind in the picturesque gardens of France is to spend your precious few hours of alone time in the city’s best kept secret—French Tips Nail Parlour.

It’s a nail salon unlike any other, mostly because of the way it combines eco-chic pampering experience with a one-of-a-kind French themed ideal. And from the moment you step in, you’ll be ushered into a luxe escape from the daily grind.

To sneak in a luxurious and eco-friendly treat at French Tips is to be catered to for a few hours. Here, you become a woman of leisure and nature that is doted on and attended to, where you can choose to zone out or chatter idly, depending on your mood and pamper without putting your health at risk.

The scent of lavender gently ushers you to the gardens of Provence as you begin your luxurious, eco-chic journey, where you will be asked how you want a healthy French Tips experience using toxic-free nail polishes, beginning with a luxurious hand or foot washing using all-natural soaks (all of which are designed to whisk you away and take you to a lazy sunny day spent in the quaint orchards of the French countryside using Formaldehyde free and Paraben free materials.

The interiors certainly lend itself to the vibe. Impeccably designed to reflect the quiet luxury of France, each element inside French Tips Nail Parlour lets you bask in the elegance that the country is known for—from the high back armchairs that invite you sink yourself in to the intricate details that pepper the salon interiors like the faux grass and white reindeer heads that adore its walls. The team, all expertly trained to provide the best possible eco-friendly service, are attentive and accommodating—all intent on providing you with a few hours to escape and enjoy this rare, but much deserved opportunity to indulge in a salon which never use animal-derived ingredients in any of their products.

Here, the ideals of the country that inspired its aesthetic and brand of service are evident. Nothing feels rushed and anyone is welcome to pamper themselves for as long as they want in the capable hands of their technicians.

Once you’re done, the experience is certainly enough to make you want to wish you could stay for the entire weekend…but rest assured, you can always come back for more.

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French Tips has 6 branches nationwide: SM Megamall, Nuvali Solenad, Ayala Terraces, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura and recently opened branch in Estancia. For more information, check out www.frenchtips.com, Facebook.com/FrenchTipsNailParlour, Twitter.com/_frenchtips and Instagram.com/frenchtips_ecochic_nailsalon

Define Your Allergies Before They Define You


People silently suffer from allergies and many have learned to accept that it has become a part of their daily lives and have somehow learned to live with it.

What many don’t know is that allergies can be avoided by properly identifying them before they can wreak havoc on you and your family’s health.

First, define the type of allergy you have. Many don’t really know the types of allergies that afflict them and what really causes it. Some common symptoms include sneezing in the morning or nighttime, runny nose, itchy and red eyes and itchy throat, incessant coughing, breathing difficulty, “wheezing” or that high-pitched whistling sound, irritated skin or tickly rashes after eating a certain kind of food or taking a form of medication.

Some allergies also come from airborne elements like dust, dust mites and even dust mite feces, pet dander, and even skin composition. Other sources include pollen from various weeds, grass, and trees, animal hair from dogs, cats, horses, rats, and even non-vulcanized rubber used in making latex products like gloves. There are also the so-called “seasonal” allergies like allergic rhinitis where sufferers undergo difficulty in cold weather.

Some allergies also tend to be unpredictable, too, and different people regardless of age and sex have contrasting experiences ranging from mild to severe, even fatal to some. Aside from the usual inconvenient rashes and sneezes, allergies sometimes manifest in the form of bad or swollen lips, shortness of breath, vomiting or worst, a medical emergency like anaphylactic shock.

The symptoms really depend on what form you’re allergic to and how you came in contact with it. Most of the time, people discover they’re allergic to something when it has already caused a reaction in the body and not before.

But don’t fret about allergies because there is hope. Prevention of troublesome physiological reactions caused by allergies can be achieved through Faber, the screening test for allergies.

Faber allows you to identify your allergens before they can cause an allergic reaction. It is the most up-to-date and complete tool today to diagnose an allergy. Made with the most advanced knowledge in the field of nanotechnology, Faber measures specific antibodies against bacteria, viruses and allergens. It uses molecular allergens and allergen extracts using only minimal blood samples from the patient.

The Faber test is recommended for those who have allergy with rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, food reactions including abdominal pain and diarrhea, or insect or latex-induced reactions. Faber is also used if there are other members of the family who suffer from these allergies, or when more than one symptom appears at the same time and have several triggers.

Puzzled and distressed about your allergic reactions? Going to your doctor and taking a more pro-active and specific approach to your allergies can do the trick. Take the Faber test also if you have done the restriction diets but without success, and avoiding the things you are allergic to but failed. The test is also a good preparation when traveling to an unknown destination, when moving to a new home, or even when starting a new job. It is also used to perform a periodical screening test for early diagnosis or simply for the prescription of an allergy vaccine.

Anybody is eligible to take the Faber test — from infants to the elderly. There is no need to fast or to stop therapies even for allergies. It only takes a small amount of blood for the test and unlike skin tests, even patients with severe dermatitis such as urticaria or eczema can have it done.

You may request for the Faber test from your medical practitioner or molecular allergist, who can customize the individual test interpretation based on the role of individual molecules seen as “risk markers.”

For more information on the FABER test or to book an appointment for a consult visit lifescience.ph or call 848-LIFE (5433).


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About LifeScience:
The LifeScience Center for Health and Wellness is an integrative facility that is committed to advancing and optimizing your health. We are a program-based center that practices a science-based approach called Functional Medicine. By creating programs based on your specific health goals, we are able to directly address your concerns with the exact type of nutrition, movement, and medically advanced treatments and testing suited to the needs of your body.

EasyGrocery : A novel and trouble-free way to grocery shopping



Great news – you can now do your groceries online, and in the comfort of your own home! Imagine foregoing the hassle of physically going to the grocery, dealing with traffic and parking woes, dealing with a crowded supermarket and longer lines at the cashier.

This is made possible by EasyGrocery, the latest mobile app which allows consumers to purchase their grocery items from the app and have them delivered to their preferred address within 60 minutes committed time. The app works for both iOS and Android phones and is now available for download from the App Store and Google Play. 

The launch of EasyGrocery comes at a time when more and more Pinoy shoppers are putting premium value for convenience. The results of the annual Nielsen Shopper Trends report from 2015 to 2017 showed a common theme on the shopping habits of Filipinos. While income and purchasing power remains on the upswing, what remains a reality is that the consumers’ time is now a highly-priced commodity. Hence, products and services that are convenient, trustworthy and hassle-free will always appeal to busy Filipinos.

The proliferation of online shopping in the Philippines has significantly altered the way Filipino consumers approach shopping. In 2015, there are already 26.01 million Filipino eCommerce users, majority of which come from the middle class. Topping their list of purchase are electronic goods, clothes and even furniture.

Therefore, it is surprising that in spite the proliferation of online shopping sites and apps, one still has yet to buy their groceries on foot and in store. This may be the reason why another earlier Shopper Trends survey showed that Filipinos are spending less during grocery shopping but spending more in convenience stores.


Grocery Shopping for the changing times 

EasyGrocery aims to cater to the average Filipinos who find grocery shopping a daunting but necessary task: it can be the average office worker who spends a minimum of 8 hours in the office, excluding overtime; it can be the harried mother trying to balance taking care of the kids and still do house chores; or it can be OFWs who want to be more hands-on on their family’s budgeting.

“We currently live in a fast-paced lifestyle where convenience and time-savings are the public’s priority requirement in their day-to-day activities. It is from this reality that the idea by which EasyGrocery was conceptualized.”, said EasyGrocery’s President & CEO Eugene Leoncio. 

Whatever the case may be, this latest mobile app delivers the hassle-free and convenient way of getting the week’s basic necessities from the store to the customer’s home, with just a few clicks. To appeal to the discerning market, EasyGrocery puts prime value in winning the trust of their users by putting their own brand of customer service in place:
• A fast and easy ordering system designed exclusively for the app 
• Trained Runners who will personally pick-up the groceries as soon as orders are confirmed online
• GPS mobile app tracker for their riders which allows customers to track the driver’s location with ETA
• A proactive notification system which allows customers to see if items/orders are already in process and see their current status 

EasyGrocery provides a variety of online grocery shopping options as it makes it possible to purchase the orders in some of the country’s biggest supermarket chains. What’s best, groceries will come from the stores nearest to the customers in order to meet delivery time. Users have the option of paying Cash On Delivery (COD), credit card and points payment and soon, payments can also be made via Bayad Centers, over the counter, online banking, convenience stores and mobile payment facilities.

And since EasyGrocery only charges a flat rate of 100 pesos for the service fee per order and another 100 pesos for the delivery fee; it is still more affordable compared to commuting and then dealing with the unnecessary expenses of grocery shopping! 

EasyGrocery is now available in its three pilot areas of Makati, ParaƱaque and Taguig, and hopes to add more cities in the coming months.

Try Easy Grocery right now! Download the app on Apple Store or Google Play!

Official Easy Grocery App Website:http://www.easygrocery.ph

Email them at info@easygrocery.ph

Like Easy Grocery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/easygroceryapp/

Follow Easy Grocery on Instagram:
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Asian Aesthetic Center: Freeze and Melt Fat Away Permanently



Is it possible to freeze and melt fat away? This is one big question that we attempt to solve but first we must understand how body fat functions in our body.

Body fat as defined in many books is categorized as adipose tissue which is a normal component of the human body. Its primary purpose is to store energy in the form of fat that is then needed for metabolic functions within the body. However, having excess body fat can be physiologically harmful and at the same time can negatively affect one’s appearance. Thus the idea of the possibility to melt fat away comes to mind when all else failed.

Can body fat be destroyed?

Unfortunately, fat cells are indestructible since our body has a constant number of fat cells that will remain in our lifetime. However, fat cells can be reduced or shrink in size through various methods like freeze and melt fat away.

You see, when people lose weight their fat cells are also reduce in size but the body will signal the need to rebuild the shrunken fat cells thus the tendency to gain more weight after slimming down is higher. This is when frustration about getting rid of body fat comes into place. This is when most people would give up the fight against being overweight and obesity. However, there is a way to melt fat away through an effective method that Asian Aesthetic Center can best provide.


What is Melt and Freeze The Fat Away?

Asian Aesthetic Center (ACC) has an effective method to slim down the body and face which can melt fat away. It is so good that ACC’s co-founder Dra. Amy Bautista has registered a trademark for “Melt and Freeze The Fat Away”.

Melt and freeze the fat away is a non-invasive procedure that slims down and will melt fat away permanently. This exclusive procedure of Dra. Amy Bautista of Asian Aesthetic Center incorporates the utilization of both controlled heat and freezing technique that will effectively melt fat away for good. As the fat cells self-destruct, it will eventually die then gradually be eliminated naturally from the body. So far, this is an effective and safest fat elimination procedure in the Philippines today that Asian Aesthetic Center can best provide.


Asian Aesthetic Center Unique Approach to Beauty

With Dra. Amy Bautista as the medical director and founder, she incorporates a personal approach in dealing with each client. Being born with artistic talent, at a very young age, she has master anatomy specifically facial and body symmetry which she as a professional medical doctor who specialized in aesthetics integrate on all Asian Aesthetic Center slimming and beauty procedures.

Being true to the fact that each person is born differently with unique set of facial/body features, Asian Aesthetic Center ‘freeze and melt fat away’ high-tech and effective fat melting treatment conforms to each individual bodily structure.


Asian Aesthetic Center adheres to the philosophy that each client deserves a tailor-made treatment that would provide natural results. Dra. Amy Bautista list of patients at ACC come up looking naturally beautiful with slimmer waist, sleeker thighs, toned arms, lesser facial lines and even with firmed well-defined chin and neck. This is what the exclusive trademarked ‘melt and freeze the fat away’ can do to anybody who wishes to become naturally good looking with youthful features.


Have you ever thought of getting rid of your body fat for good? Have you ever wonder if there is a way to melt fat away? Like many Asian people, we Filipinos are prone to storing fats in our bodies and these fatty deposits get into areas that we are not most proud of.



Asian Aesthetic Center can help and with Dra. Amy Bautista around, you can surely freeze and melt fat away. Schedule a FREE consultation with Dra. Amy Bautista now and be in your best form just in time for Christmas.

Come and visit their website at https://www.asianaestheticcenter.com/
Like and follow Asian Aesthetic Center on Facebook for updates, inquiries and appointment. https://www.facebook.com/AsianAestheticCenter/

Buy one, get one cookie from Baskin-Robbins




Enjoy the delightful goodness of freshly baked cookies from Baskin-Robbins and get an extra one for free with every fresh pack you buy. Experience the joy of creating your own customized cookie sandwiches with your favorite ice cream flavors. Choose from double fudge, white chunk macademia nut, or dark chocolate chunk cookies. Take advantage of this exciting promo available from September 22 till November 30. Visit any of the participating Baskin-Robbins shops at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Place Mall in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 2 in Makati; Trinoma Mall and SM North EDSA The Block in Quezon City; and Solenad in Santa Rosa, Laguna. For more updates, visit www.baskinrobbins.ph or its social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Easy Grocery


Tired from work. You want to rest but you still need to go at the supermarket to grocery because there's no food left in your fridge! The checkout counter line is  loooong! You can't do anything but wait. The next thing? You have to walk all your items at the parking lot or either to the pin location of your private car service, or to the PUV terminal and most of the time the line there was too long because it's traffic and sometimes it's raining. Ughhh! But don't be sad anymore. It's possible to straight home from tired work and rest all you want. Thanks to President and Developer Mr. Eugene Leoncio because he came up with a very good solution! He decided to create "Easy Grocery" mobile app. They experience many times that they have nothing food left in the fridge because they have no time to go at the supermarket because of the busy schedule and also tired from work.

He created this app because he wants his wife to grocery without a hassle! It's the perfect solution to those who have a little time and busy schedule. By using "Easy Grocery" mobile app, you can save more time and energy!


Easy Grocery is a location-based app where customers can purchase grocery items and have it delivered to their doorsteps. It is practically grocery-shopping without leaving the comforts of your home or anywhere you may be.

Easy Grocery’s Mission is to provide convenience, quality service and a “no-worries” grocery shopping and grocery.

Their Vision is to be one of the leading grocery delivery services in Asia.

Easy Grocery do not put any mark-ups on the store's Standard Retail Price (SRP). You pay for the items at exactly the same price as in the store. All orders delivered will have the corresponding Official Receipts issued by the store.

They are currently operating in selected cities in Metro Manila. You might wonder why you can't find your location. Because maybe your location is not yet included in their operations. But you can expect that very soon, Easy Grocery can serve you too!

Here are the list of payment options available in Easy Grocery:

•credit card
•debit card
•cash on delivery
•use of earned point

Easy Grocery are currently working with other establishments and agencies to provide us more options for payment.

Mr. Eugene Leoncio explaining how the Easy Grocery App works

One of Easy Grocery's objective is to be able to provide its customers with wide variety of supermarket options. Because they do not have a tie-up with any particular supermarket.

Easy Grocery has a "Runner/s". They very own trained personnel who will act as buyers of our orders from the store we have chosen.

As it is they mission to provide convenience to their customers, the Easy Grocery app was designed to send customers notifications with the status of order fulfilment. The app is equipped with a GPS tracker to provide real-time data as to the location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the rider.

The Easy Grocery app will also send us a notification informing us that a particular item from our order is unavailable. They runner will also give us a call to provide us with alternate options of our order.

We can order from different stores as long as we choose the stores within the same city of our preferred delivery address.

How to Easy Grocery

•Download the app from App Store or Googleplay store
•Set your delivery location
•Select a preferred store near you
•Pay using Credit Card, Cash or points
•Choose your delivery option: Store Pickup or Home Delivery

Easy Grocery app is integrated with location tracker, so we can track where is the current location of the rider.


This is the delivery bag of the Easy Grocery's Riders. It has separators inside to separate the foods and the laundry detergent to avoid contamination. Also has a complete all around insulation to avoid getting your items damaged from too much heat.

Rider’s fee and Runner's fee are both Php 100.00. whether its bulky or heavy. It is a fixed charge. With a total cost of Php200.00 delivery fee.


I really enjoyed grocery shopping using the Easy Grocery App, i just tap, tap, tap! And my groceries are here!

Easy Grocery riders will deliver your orders within 60 minutes comitted time! Try Easy Grocery right now! Download the app on Apple Store or Google Play!

Official Easy Grocery App Website:http://www.easygrocery.ph

Email them at info@easygrocery.ph

Like Easy Grocery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/easygroceryapp/

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#KFCDeliveryFansDay


KFC Delivery Fans Day is September 30. But last friday, KFC invited bloggers to celebrate the #KFCDeliveryFansDay in advance! The event happened at KFC, BGC. After arriving there, we had our breakfast first to have the energy for the game!

Mystery Manila hosted the game, it seems that they turned the KFC branch into Mystery Manila Playground! Haha!

I'm with Team no.2 with other bloggers named Zheyme, Patty and my sister Gerilen of Gerilen & Jer Sons on facebook.

So, they gave us a letter for the challenge:

Thank you for accepting my invitation! A very special prize is waiting just for you.

But first you must prove how much of a KFC fan you are by completing a few challenges for me. Are you up for it?

If yes, go up to the cashier and order the “Colonel’s Special” to get your first clue.

Yours Truly,

Col. Harland Sanders

So, the game started! We go to the cashier and order the "Colonel's Special" to get the first clue! You know what's inside? A walkie talkie! The man talking in the walkie talkie gives us instructions on what should we do next.


Before the game started, they gave us a key. And we should unlock one of the KFC Delivery Motorcycles outside. And we can't believe it! Just one try and tadaaa! The padlock was unlocked!

Inside the box was a KFC shirt, eyeglass and a hairnet. One of us should be the Colonel's assistant and we decided that it would be Patty.


Patty was asked to get the bucket of KFC chicken ordered by customer named Harland and we have to look for him and give his order! We look everywhere and ask almost all of the customers eating there! After how many minutes of searching, finally! We found him! I think he's hiding because he sat outside! Haha!


Because we successfully delivered his bucket of chicken, he gave us a KFC gift box and the next challenge? We have to guess the 2 password to open it! There is a clue at the top of the box with a telephone icon and a phrase "it's finger lickin' good! And guess what?! We unlocked it using the KFC Delivery Hotline! It's 887-8888!

After unlocking the KFC gift box, there's a message inside!


Congratulations! You are a true KFC Delivery fan! Proceed to the 2nd floor function area to receive your special prize.

Col. Harland Sanders

So we proceed immediately to the 2nd floor and wow! They surprised us with a confetti! And because of completing the KFC mission, they reward us a KFC gift certificates and ofcourse, a Kentucky Fried Chicken meal with gravy, rice, mashed potato, mushroom soup and a drink!


We really had so much fun with the game even though we sweat a little because of running there and here! Haha!

I'm happy with the KFC gift certificates since my baby loves to eat at KFC! He really likes the chicken, gravy and also the fries! Here's the evidence. Haha!




Sunday, September 24, 2017

Puratos Philippines


If you love baking, or if you're planning to put up a pastry business, Puratos products is definitely what you need. Puratos is not only selling good high quality products but also a convenience! Wondering why? Because using Puratos products can save you more time, less effort, and you can focus on getting your creativity kick in in decorating your cake.

Puratos was one of the first ingredient companies to recognize the unlimited richness of the baking tradition. Its humble beginnings as an ice cream manufacturer in Brussels, Belgium led the way toward bigger vision. With the invention of the first complete bread improver in 1953, the company began its mission to help bakers manage and control their passion. Over the last 50 years, Puratos has continuously introduced new technologies. Improvers, composed of ferments, emulsifiers and enzymes, are now regular ingredients in bakers' recipes. And all to offer them absolute peace of mind, so they can fully enjoy their profession.


Now present in over 100 countries worldwide, Puratos opened its door to the Philippine market in 1983 providing a small range of improvers and confectionery products in the Metro Manila area. It was in 1998 that Puratos Philippines, Inc. was established creating and producing all you need from emulsifiers, enzymes sourdough, yeasts, bread improvers and mixes. Today, Puratos remains one of the few groups in the world to have expertise in all areas of bakery technology servicing major baking corporations, five star hotels, catering companies, supermarkets and hundreds of big and small bakeries all over the country! With its three strategic brands - Puratos for bakery and patisserie ingredients, PatisFrance for fine patisserie ingredients and Belcolade for real Belgian chocolate, Puratos Philippines is able to help Filipino bakers delight their customers every step of the way.

Now on its 28th year, Puratos Philippines continues to be the Filipinos baker's realiable partner in innovation. Over the years, Puratos has helped bakers, patissiers and chocolatiers across the country ro be successful with their business. Through seminars and demonstrations being conducted regularly in Metro Manila and in major provinces, the Filipino bakers are kept informed of the latest solutions and trends in the baking industry. Puratos' worldwide presence allows a constant exchange among its demonstrators, salesmen, marketing and research & development people which enables them to share best practices, update recipes, apply new techniques and create new concepts. Most often, Puratos professionals are sent abroad to be trained in their respective fields. The company invest in its people, they consider them as their most valuable asset. The diversity of its people is one of the company's greatest strengths. But it is by believing in the same values that Puratos can truly deliver the best for their customers. As reliable partners, Puratos believes in team spirit, ethics and quality as essential parts of the way business is conducted. To provide innovation, Puratos believes in passion to help customers, courage to seize opportunities and vision to build on experience and to search eagerly for new horizons. All this with the aim of helping customers prepare for an ever-changing future.

We can expect in the next 20 years  that Puratos Philippines aims to be the best and stay best in their trade. Their mission is to educate and to inspire craftsmanship in the baking industry. The company looks forward to promote its innovations to more bakers from different segments such as bakery chains, catering and food service, bread and biscuits manufacturers, and other related industries. They also look forward to make their presence known to more students from HRM and culinary schools and those taking up nutriw, food technology and other food-related courses as they are the potential bakers and innovators of the future. And with the help of reliable business partners such as the growing Puratos dealerships in different parts of the country, Puratos will be able to reach out to more customers and offer them endless possibilities to help grow and sustain their business.

With over a hundred quality products, a deep understanding of consumers' need, passionate and skills people to carry out the Puratos mission to be reliable partners, there is no doubt that Puratos will be able to continually serve its clients in the best way possible. And all this for one simple reason: just as bread is good for people, Puratos wants to be good for bread.

Puratos wants us to experience convenience, time savings, and at the same time greater freshness!  Did you know that making a single cake base from a scratch needed 9 to 11 ingredients? And will take you 10 to 15 minutes in weighing and sifting! And the cake may dry out easily and quality of cakes may vary. While using Puratos Premix Cake Mix for a single cake base, you just need to have 4 ingredients and that ingredients are their Puratos Cake Mix, eggs, water and oil. And will only require you 2 minutes for preparation! You can really save more time! What really makes it wonderful is that Puratos cake mixes has Acti Fresh©, a cake improver that prolongs the freshness and moistness of the cake and guaranteed consistent quality of cakes!

Here are the list of their Patisserie Mixes:

•Tegral Satin Moist Golden Cake
•Tegral Satin Moist Red Velvet Cake
•Tegral Satin Moist Chocolate Cake
•Tegral Satin Creme Cake
•Tegral Satin Creme Cake Chocolate
•Tegral Satin Creme Cake Toffee
•Tegral Daily Muffin
•Tegral Sponge
•Tegral Fudgy Brownie
•Tegral Butter Cookie
•Tegral Macaroon
•Tegral Eclair



Some of the beautiful and delicious creations Puratos prepared for the bloggers and guests




These are some of the cakes that Chef Dirk De Vriendt created on the spot during the event. 



Puratos create the perfect mobile app for the people who loves to bake, entrepreneurs, bakery owners, or even to those who are a retailer of baking ingredients. And that is "My Bakery"! It's a mobile app that stands as your 'handy buddy' in your baking life, your virtual best friend for your baking business!

Here are the list of privileges of the app:

•Locate Puratos dealer near you
•Be updated on their events
•Discover the latest products
•Get product information such as description, shelf life and usage rates
•Watch informative videos
•Order online through Puratos Express Delivery
•Get recipes in just few taps
•Customer Service Assistance
•Save your favorite products

Now, you can experience convenience at your fingertips with "My Bakery" mobile app! Download it for free!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Herbalife Nutrition Launches New Tastes of Formula 1 Shake Cookies and Cream, Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin in The Philippines



PHILIPPINES, September 04, 2017 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has recently launched two new exciting additions to its product line-up in the country: a new favor of Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix - Cookies and Cream, and Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin.



"Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix is our flagship product and the new Cookies and Cream flavor will surely capture the taste buds of our Filipino consumers. We’re equally excited for Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin, with its refreshing taste and nutritional benefits," said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. "As a purpose driven company aimed at making the world we live in healthier and happier, we will continue to offer great tasting, high-quality nutrition products to help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition everyday.”


The launch event was held at the Herbalife Nutrition Philippines Corporate Office in Bonifacio Global City Taguig. It features an exercise routine led by Herbalife Fitness Coach Dwan Abantao, a wellness evaluation, a live demonstration on how to prepare Herbalife Formula 1 Shake, and a sharing on the results of the 2017 Balanced Nutrition Survey – spanning 15 Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines.



Herbalife Formula 1 Shake provides balanced nutrition through an optimum mix of high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and fibers. It is recommended for people seeking an easy-to-prepare healthy, balanced meal to support their daily nutrition, and is also available in Dutch Chocolate, Wild Berry, and French Vanilla flavors in the Philippines.


Herbal Aloe Concentrate (HAC) Mandarin flavor is made from aloe vera concentrate with natural mandarin flavor. It complements the established Herbal Aloe Concentrate mango flavor, and likewise prioritizes healthy digestion.

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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, skyrocketing 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.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

AXA Philippines helps Filipinos become retirement-ready



AXA Philippines recently launched Retire Smart, an investment and insurance plan, which helps Filipinos build a future fund for retirement. The cruise-themed event featured fun-filled activities designed to have guests imagine an enjoyable retirement. A panel of distinguished speakers in different life stages were invited to talk about their thoughts, plans, and tips for retirement. Photo shows (L-R) AXA Philippines wealth management segment director Tony Isidro; AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora; Happy Skin Cosmetics founder Jacqueline Yuengtian Gutierrez; entrepreneur and former broadcast executive Jose Ramon “Monchet” Olivez; Sarsa and Kafe Batwan Chef JP Anglo; columnist, author, and former advertising executive Barbara Gonzalez; and AXA Philippines chief customer officer Amor Balagtas.

Perfect holiday with Villa Del Conte gift sets




Now that “Ber” months are here, the countdown to the most festive holiday begins. We can expect more parties, get-togethers, shopping and gift-giving! What better way to celebrate the season than giving your loved ones, friends, partners, or anyone you value a Villa Del Conte gift set. The sets include luscious, hand-crafted artisanal chocolates from Padova, Italy and premium wine. They come in sizes small, medium and large. Make the holiday merrier by getting any set at Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-La Mall, Resorts World Manila, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575 or follow Villa Del Conte on Facebook @VillaDelContePh, Twitter @villadelconte, and Instagram account @VillaDelContePh, or visit www.villadelcontecioccolato.com.

Helping Mothers find their perfect home



Property24 shares top considerations for an effective property search

Naturally caring, empathetic, and affectionate, a mother’s role is to build and foster relationships within the family. By maintaining communication among their children and their husbands, it is often ties a mother’s task to make the tough decisions geared towards the family’s welfare including building a nurturing environment at home. Interestingly, data from top property portal Property24 points to the importance of a mother’s touch in finding the family’s perfect home.

“Our research shows us that more than half of our real estate considers and buyers are working married females. Oftentimes, they are proactive in looking for property, as this is an extension of their nurturing charisma as moms. Through Property24, we hope to continuously help families create wonderful memories in the properties that best suit their needs”, says Ferdie Perez, OLX Operations Director and Head of Real Estate.

But with a ton of considerations to make, what should mothers keep in mind when searhing for a property? Property24 shares its list of non-negotiables when making that move to purchase property from their recent research.

Proximity to shopping areas

Mothers are naturally the shoppers in the family. Supermarkets and even convenience stores are practical necessities that help in maintaining the household’s day-to-day operations. When it comes to searching for property, a nearby convenience store can give you a feeling of assurance that simple items for meals, chores, or even get-togethers are always within reach.

A nearby store, on the other hand, provides a safety net should you want to replenish stocks to prepare for the rainy days or for the upcoming holidays. Efficiency squeezing in shopping with other responsibilities at home and at work should not be too difficult when these establishments are just a stone’s throw away.

Quick access to public transportation

Greater mobility for less means quicker access to public transport systems. Nearby jeepney or tricycle services help you manage simple tasks such as getting out of the village, or even shopping. Shuttle or FX services, on the other hand, may bring you closer to your workplace for a cheaper price, or help you do your errands faster.

It also pays to know if your preferred location can be accessed by a nearby bus or train shop. Take all of these transport options into considerations for both short term and long term purpose. After all, your kids will eventually grow up to be more independent and they will need to utilize these systems too.

Children's infrastructure

Spaces that facilitate child development are important in shaping your chilld's formative years. Nearby schools, day care centers, or even play grounds are integral in helping children gain knowledge and social values within the comforts of your property's vicinity.

Ensuring these spaces are easily accessible can also help you efficiently balance other responsibilities. Treat these places as leisure hubs that allow you to connect with your child outside of your home.

Nearby public services

Public services provide convenience at a minimal cost. Barangay centers act as platforms that can help you raise any concerns about your immediate surroundings. Postal offices make it easier to send and receive parcels or letters to friends and loved ones. Health centers provide easily accessible services that address first-aid concerns, or minor surgical procedures.

Take note of the proximity of government offices when you search for a property. You will never know when you'll need to avail of these services.

Safety

Raising a family entails commitment in providing an environment that will make them feel secure. Before making that decision to purchase, it pays to research and ask about issues that may affect how you live in that area. Look at potential security issues and measure the possibilities of it affecting your everyday living. 

Remember to also trust your gut; if you do not feel comfortable spending most of your time in that property, perhaps you haven't found the right one yet.

These considerations can be discussed with the property seller. Think of them as more than consultants, they are your partners that hold the key to everything and anything about the property. Luckily, Property24 gives you more options by connecting you to a community of reliable sellers since the platform puts a premium on advertisements and seller identify verification.

With its new tagline, "Find all properties here", the portal's growing listings base of nearby hundred thousand properties aim to provide diverse options tailored for every Filipino family's real estate journey. Your dream home is just a few clicks away! Visit Property24 and discover all properties in an interactive and user-friendly platform today.

About Property24

Property24 is part of the OLX group with OLX.ph. The property portal helps companies and licensed individuals, in the business of selling or leasing residential properties, connect with serious buyers looking for realty investments or searching for the perfect home. With thousands of quality listings added daily, Property24 prides itself as trusted platform that help Filipinos fulfill their property hunting needs.

About OLX

OLX is the world's leading classifieds platform in growth markets and is available in more than 45 countries and over 50 languages. OLX connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast, easy and free for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Every month, hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world are already using OLX's online marketplace to find and sell marketplace to find and sell a wide range of products, including furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, kids and baby items, motorcycles, cameras, mobile phones, property and much more.

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