Sunday, September 15, 2019

Redefining Cardiovascular Management through Connections that Matter

Finding the right connection can be the key in preventing and predicting devastating health events like a heart attack. Through its partnership with Zuellig Pharma Corporation, Amgen Philippines Inc aims to help improve awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) woth educational initiatives to achive the goal of changing the way the disease is managed and prevented.


Family support and connection are key to helping patients impacted by health challenges. When equipped with more information about cardiovascular diseases such as hyperlipudemia, family members can help patients take action to prevent health risk and overcome their condition better.


In the philippines, there over 130,000 deaths related to Cardiovascular diseases in 2016. CVD is a complex dieases with many risk factors that affects how it develops. One such risk is dyslipidemia, which occurs when one has abnormal levels of lipids in the blood. Lipids, or fats, are essential in providing energy to the cells while cholesterol is vital in the production of hormones and bile acids for healthy digestion.

There are two kinds of cholesterol in the body: "Bad" cholesterol and "good" cholesterol. Elevated bad cholesterol, also knwon as low-density lipoprotein (LDC-C), in the blood increases a person's risk of developing atherosclerotic plaque depositQs which can block the arteries and lead to a heart attack or stroke. Lowering LDL-C also lowers a person's chances of developing CVD.


The standard treatment for lowering LDL-C are statins, but there are cases when statins are not enough. Having acces to new and innovative treatments in the management of dyslipidemia can make a difference for patients who are not able to achive their lipid goals with statin alone.

With the patient at the heart of what we do, Amgen Philippines Inc. and Zuellig Pharma Corporation are commited to improving the lives of patients struggling with dyslipidemia by helping them and their families to take the necessary action to prevent and manage their health risks.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

1st PH National Barista Assembly Up this September 20!

The first-ever Assembly of Baristas in the Philippines is happening this September!


Henry & Sons, in partnership with the Department of Tourism, call on the country’s baristas, coffee enthusiasts and similarly interested individuals, to register at the 1st National Barista Assembly happening on September 20, 2019, at the SMX Convention Center Aura, in Taguig City.



This event aims to unite Filipino Baristas and bring back the Philippines on the global coffee spotlight through a sustainable coffee economy. Coffee enthusiasts, restaurateurs, hoteliers, media personalities, influencers along with other walk-in attendees of the assembly, will also be present during the event.

The Assembly features  various competitions happening simultaneously, to provide a platform for coffee professionals, enthusiasts, and baristas to showcase their skills. The competitions aims to encourage Baristas to bring out their potentials, creativity, and skills in coffee crafting and related art. Moreover, it is also about inspiring everyone to elevate their skills and aim for excellence in their service and presentation to meet world-class standards.

Henry & Sons is a holistic coffee solutions company. They offer premium roasted coffee, top-of-the-line coffee machines, and accessories, coffee solutions, as well as training to suit various challenging demands.


They are committed in promoting the local coffee scene through events and programs that support the sustainability of the Filipino coffee industry.  The company’s President and CEO, Michael Harris Conlin, is a champion of a sustainable coffee economy. After his successful participation in the World Coffee Championships as the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion, Conlin is eager to create more exceptional initiatives and pursue his passion for excellence.

Henry & Sons also owns The Giving Cafe (TGC). This coffee shop provides support to the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence (FSCE), which helps coffee Filipino coffee farmers in Itogon, Benguet. The TGC works as an income-generating program for the foundation. Thus, they do not rely on other agencies and companies for support.

The FSCE supports farmers by providing training so that they will have technical awareness on how to grow better quality coffee. The foundation works to help the farmers in their medical needs and for the educational needs of their children. The FSCE aims to develop a generation that appreciates the coffee culture of their family and continue to this journey instead of exploring other jobs or migrating.

Henry & Sons also run the Institute of Coffee Excellence. This institute is where they train future barista champions, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and other coffee enthusiasts. The training will help elevate their level and for them to become at par with the global coffee industry.

Additionally, the Manila Coffee Gear showcases the company’s coffee-related machines and equipment. They also provide technical support and training for the use of these coffee machines. They also have coffee grinders, coffee accessories, and the Henry Ready-to-Mix powders.

For more information regarding the first National Barista Assembly, visit www.facebook.com/baristasquest or contact Tony Dy at 0917.153.1188.

Meralco, PLDT, Smart, Pag-IBIG and other bills? Don't pay cash, PayMaya!

Paying for your bills now gets more convenient and ultra rewarding when you use PayMaya. Instead of spending time to line up at a payments center, just use your PayMaya app and get up to P300 cashback plus a chance to have PayMaya cover your bills next month!  



Worried about how to pay for your Meralco, PLDT, Smart and other utility bills as well as your payments for government services? PayMaya has your back with its convenient Bills Pay feature. To make it even better, pay for your bills via PayMaya every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of September and get a P100 cashback on your first three transactions. Don’t forget that your bills worth a minimum of P1,000 each should be paid in full and on time.  


And if you pay at least three unique bills within the month worth P5,000 and above until September 30, you also get the chance to win your next month’s worth of bill payments! One hundred (100) lucky raffle winners will take home P10,000 each, which they can use to pay for the next bill or for other purposes.  

The best part of all this? You can enjoy all these deals and rewards, by simply paying for your bill within the comforts of your own home! All you will ever need is your PayMaya app in your smartphone.  

Paying bills is a breeze with PayMaya!  


To start paying for your bills, just follow these simple steps: 

  1. Open the PayMaya app and select Pay Bills.  
  2. Choose your desired biller.  
  3. Enter the account number from your bill.  
  4. Enter the amount of your payment.  
  5. Confirm your payment.  
  6. You will be notified in-app and via SMS that your payment was successful!  

It's that easy to pay for your bills with PayMaya. Instead of wasting time on long lines and hours of traffic, now you can spend more time working on your passion project or doing the things you love with your family and friends.  


Don't have a PayMaya account yet? Download the app now for your Android or iOS phone and register to pay for your bills, shop online, send money, and even buy prepaid load, in the most convenient way.  
 PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only FinTech company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device.    

To know more how you can maximize your PayMaya account, visit www.paymaya.com/deals 

Friday, September 13, 2019

FamilyMart has your caffeine fix covered with new ‘Coffee Creations’

Heads up, coffee junkies! A new set of beverages just made FamilyMart your new favorite destination for a satisfying yet affordable caffeine fix. Blended exclusively by renowned Japanese coffee company UCC for FamilyMart, this new line of drinks called “Coffee Creations” is yours to enjoy starting September 16.


Whether you’re looking for a morning kick, or in need of a treat for a chill night, Coffee Creations has your caffeine craving covered at any time of the day. And whether you take your coffee hot or iced, black or otherwise, Coffee Creations is expertly and lovingly brewed in variants that best suit your preference or mood.

The unique experience of Coffee Creations begins with the vision of the marbling as milk is poured and beautifully blends with the brewed coffee, followed by a whiff of its signature nutty aroma. Once you start sipping, the flavor hits the spot, balancing between sweetness and bitterness. To achieve this trademark taste, FamilyMart collaborated with UCC to use a mix of medium roast arabica and robusta beans, perfecting a blend that suits the discerning Filipino palate.


Coffee Creations’ hot brewed coffee comes in two serving sizes—12 oz (P55) and 16 oz (P65). Every order comes with two sachets of either brown or white sugar, as well as two sachets of creamer. Meanwhile the iced variation is available in a 16 oz serving size, which is served black (P60), sweetened (P60) or with milk (P65). Whichever way you like it, no matter what time of the day, each cup offers great value for your money.

Coffee Creations is great enough to enjoy on its own, but a cup also goes best with your favorite FamilyMart breakfast meals, snacks, and pastries. It’s just one of the exciting new ways that FamilyMart makes sure you’ve got your daily needs covered—making you truly feel it when they say, “#WeGotchuFam”!

Visit a FamilyMart branch near you today to find out more about what’s brewing with Coffee Creations.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tanglawan Gallery now open at SM San Jose Del Monte

As part of 19th Cityhood Anniversary and 4th Tanglawan Festival, SM San Jose del Monte together with congresswoman Florida and mayor Arthur Robes formally open the Art Gallery.


Tanglawan Gallery is located at Basement 2, SM San Jose del Monte. It's feature artworks from new generation of local artists that was made on the spot last September at the mall atrium. The theme was "Kanlungan ng Bagong Pag-asa".


Mayor Arthur is very thankful that his wife initiates these kind of projects that will help their city boost as the rising city. He also announced that next year they plan to put up the Culture and Arts Building that aims to help and support their young artist for a brighter future in the city.


City government headed by Congresswoman Florida believe that these kind of project will play a big part in the vision of San Jose del Monte as the Rising city. Culture and Arts project will help San Josenos hone their talents.


Congresswoman Florida is also proud and thankful that his partner/husband share the same passion and love for the city. They have different projects and I can't wait to witness the opening of the first Milk Bank that will benefit all the mothers and children of San Jose del Monte.

Indeed Tanglawan Festival and Cityhood Anniversary 2019 is a very successful activity of the city. Congratulations to San Jose del Monte especially to their leaders that continue to guide and light their city.

Sweet truth be told: honey as a kitchen staple in Filipino households

Honey is a good alternative to satisfy one’s sweet tooth cravings sans the guilt. This ancient golden medicine, which has withstood the test of time, is not only considered as the perfect alternative to sugar but has also evolved its role in every household because of its natural health benefits.


If there is one thing that sets honey apart when it comes to the sweetener category – it is the product’s versatility. Honey is widely known for its medicinal properties; and its various uses not just as a sweetener for drinks and desserts, but also for cooking. In fact, September is celebrated as a National Honey Month in the US.

Here in the Philippines, there are many honey products that are now available in the market. The viscous liquid – which is a byproduct of bees using the nectar from flowers – has high levels of monosaccharides, fructose, and glucose that give it its sweetness and richness in terms of flavor. It also has vitamins, enzymes, and minerals that could help in addressing some health issues. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends honey as a natural cough remedy. Using honey as a staple ingredient in the kitchen, whether for food or drinks, has been a common practice nowadays. In its pure and untreated state, it packs in a lot of nutrients good for the throat and the stomach; it can also help lower cholesterol levels; and is said to facilitate better memory and better sleep.

Emie San Beda, Senior Product Manager of Fly Ace Corporation – the Distributor of German product, Langnese Honey, in the Philippines – says that “the booming honey industry in the Philippines and globally has made people realize the importance of honey for one’s health and wellness. Honey can also enhance one’s mood. That is why choosing a good quality of honey is important if one wants to maximize its benefits.” An important thing that consumers have to look for when choosing honey, she adds, is to know the process of how it was made – i.e., a good honey should be 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, and unheated, among others.

“Langnese is one of the few brands in the market that is all-natural, which meets the highest quality standards, especially as it follows strict regulations of the European Union,” San Beda concluded.

Additionally, some people have discovered the healing and antibacterial properties of honey that have also been found to help achieve a healthier and clearer skin, especially among women. Whether used alone or mixed with other ingredients, honey is now a star ingredient to use for DIY face masks that can be used to combat acne and deeply moisturize the skin.

Whether it be for culinary use and as an alternative sweetener/natural medicine or as a beauty product, honey is absolutely the sweetest thing that has happened to mankind.

Monday, September 9, 2019

What to expect at the 15th Philippine Feng Shui Convention on November 20, Novotel Manila

What’s in store for me in 2020?
Where will my career or business go? How will I succeed?
Will I finally settle all my debts? Will I finally be able to save and make investments?
Will I stay single or will I find the one for me? Is it time to get married or have a baby?


Feng shui master Marites Allen will answer all these questions and more at the 15th Philippine Feng Shui Convention happening on November 24 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, signalling the start of a new 12-year cycle; the perfect time to start what your heart has been longing for all these years in all aspects of your life. How will you make it work for you? How will you enhance your luck? How will you protect yourself from bad energies? How will you apply all these in your daily life?

Know the answers to all these plus forecasts and practical tips straight from Ms Allen. Meet real-life success stories and testimonials in this not-to-be-missed fengshui event.

For only P3,980 investment, you gain:
Insights on lucky/unlucky prospects for your personal/professional life
Updates on energy types and directions that may work for or against you
General forecasts for important life areas (wealth, health, love, career)
First dibs at the latest luck enhancers and cures for the Year of the Metal Rat
Convention brochure filled with useful takeaway points
Engaging presentations, excellent food, auspicious company
Chance to win raffle gifts and lots of other surprises

Get your tickets at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-marites-allen-philippine-feng-shui-convention-tickets-71031468033) or call the following numbers: 0920-9509390 / 8188858/ 7360512 / 4707661.

This is your year to get lucky. Grab your tickets now!