Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FamilyDOC, Transportify pave the way for healthier drivers

FamilyDOC, the country’s largest chain of primary care clinics, under Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), recently partnered with Transportify, a full-service logistics marketplace, to promote primary healthcare behavior to over 20,000 drivers.



IN PHOTO: (L-R) FamilyDOC Sales and Marketing Manager, KC De Leon, Transportify Head of Sales and Marketing, Noel Abelardo, FamilyDOC General Manager, Paul Darroca, Transportify Regional COO and Co-Country Director, Paulo Bengson, and FamilyDOC Operations Head, Dan Vilda.

Through the partnership, Transportify drivers will be eligible to avail of FamilyDOC’s institutional product- Unli Konsulta Card (UKC), which will enable them and two of their chosen dependents of an unlimited free consultation for a year. The UKC is also preloaded with 1,500 Peso points, which can be used to avail of products and services at any FamilyDOC branch.

“At FamilyDOC, we continue to develop programs and products that will respond to the needs of every Filipino patient. Our UKC aims to address the lack of health insurance among most employees and their families. We also made this product more flexible since the priority card holder can choose his preferred dependents, regardless of relationship and age,” said Paul Darroca, FamilyDOC’s General Manager.


Meanwhile, Transportify Regional COO and Co-Country Director, Paulo Bengson said that partnership with FamilyDOC can help them ensure the primary health coverage of their drivers and their families.

“We wanted to provide our drivers other benefits, aside from income, that can help improve their quality of life. The UKC is an important product because it addresses one salient need of Filipinos, which is primary healthcare,” Bengson added.

Transportify is also planning to give UKC as a benefit to top performing drivers.

Aside from Transportify, FamilyDOC is continuously partnering with other microfinance institutions, and cooperatives, to increase the number of families covered by UKC.

FamilyDOC is a 3-in-1 primary care clinic chain, which provides the combined services of a clinic, diagnostic facility, and imaging, all under one roof. To date, FamilyDOC currently has 68 clinics located in Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Taguig, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela, and Manila, and has served over 370,000 unique patients.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

How Taiwan commits to a green future

In today's pressing climate crisis, sustainability has now become a top priority for countries aiming to balance bullish economic development with its inevitable environmental impact.
Developing countries should look at the playbook of a once-garbage-ridden island republic in Asia, which is now one of the world's leading recycling countries.
More than a couple of decades ago, Taiwan grappled with a widespread waste disposal problem. Inaction pushed the residents of Taipei to protest, thus enacting change through laws and other government measures.


From then on, Taiwan has become a leader in many aspects, including green initiatives. Its success has been a result of effective public and private efforts.

Leading in green innovation

To better arm itself in its bid for sustainable development, Taiwan has also adapted the Circular Economy model, which focuses on maximizing the resources while minimizing waste.

According to President Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan's development and push for the Circular Economy demonstrate that economic growth can go hand in hand with environmental protection and sustainability.

With the model used as a guiding principle, the green mindset has flourished in many other facets of Taiwanese life.

Aside from strict garbage disposal laws, the Taiwanese government has recently passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act, as well as amended its Air Pollution Control Act, with stronger measures to curtail air pollution and accelerate Taiwan's energy transition.
Also, Taiwan has created the National Climate Change Action Guidelines, which set emission caps and promote green finance initiatives.

Even in architecture, environmental consciousness permeates. For one, there's the iconic Taipei 101, which is considered one of the world's most innovative green structures. Another architectural marvel is the EcoARK Pavilion, a three-story exhibition hall built with 1.5 million interlocked plastic bottles instead of conventional bricks.


Taiwanese corporations have also found innovative ways to harness renewable energy and promote environmentally-friendly products and policies.

Recently, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has lauded green efforts of several companies including Fuji Xerox Taiwan and Taiwan High Speed Rail.

Additionally, many products have been developed to help achieve Taiwan's green dream. To further promote recycling, Taipei residents are now using vending machines like iTrash booths to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards.

Deya backpack

Taiwan Excellence awardee Kymco Motors is also leading the electronic motorbike revolution. The company has developed all-electric scooters powered by swappable batteries, effectively improving air quality.
Fellow awardee PaperShoot Camera offers a compact digital camera with a case made out of eco-friendly paper.

Meanwhile, Deya makes waves with its backpack line made from recycled materials including the Ocean Recycling Roll Function Backpack, whose fibers are spun from recycled ocean waste.

As a testament to its successful green innovations, the EPA says that around 11,000 environmentally-conscious stores throughout Taiwan sold NT$44.4 billion (Php74.88 billion) worth of green products in 2017.

Future sustainability

In terms of propelling the economy forward while balancing environmental interests, Taiwan is a leading global force. With much of the world burdened by issues linked to fragile environmental issues, developing countries are best to emulate Taiwan's boldness when it comes to ensuring sustainability.

Sustainability has become a priority in Taiwan. While other countries continue to debate adopting a greener approach to development, Taiwan is already thinking years into the future. As Taiwan continues to develop and sharpen its green ambition, it's making leaps and bounds to ensure future generations live their best lives.

To witness the future of Taiwan’s technologies, check out the following events: The Taiwan Excellence E-Sports Cup, October 4-6 in Metro Manila, and; the Taiwan Expo, November 8-9 at SMX Convention Center Davao.

CIMB Bank Announces 500,000th Customer

CIMB Bank Philippines (CIMB Bank PH) announced that it has garnered 500,000 customers, approximately six months after opening its doors for business in the Philippines. The milestone was reached anchored on a strong proposition of co-creation and partnership between CIMB Bank and GCash.


The all-digital, mobile-first CIMB Bank PH, was launched in early 2019 with a goal of bringing a unique and differentiated banking proposition to Filipinos. Anchored on a DNA of strong strategic partnerships and solving customer pain points digitally, CIMB Bank PH had forged a partnership with GCash, to allow GCash’s customers direct, paperless and seamless access to savings account services, a product termed GSave. GCash is an epayments platform owned by Mynt, the revolutionary fintech startup of Globe Telecom, Ayala Corporation and Ant Financial, an affiliate of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group.

Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group, who was in Manila to celebrate this milestone said, “CIMB Bank PH is surely the fastest growing bank in ASEAN, a wonderful achievement, and a strong testament of things that can be achieved in the regime of digital-only banks. We are motivated by this and will continue to innovate for our customers. Well done to the teams.”


In line with this, CIMB Bank PH and GCash also announced that the GSave bank account will be exclusively offered only on the GCash platform. The companies also said they will be working together to make added suites of financial services products available to GCash customers in the future. These services will be announced in due course.

Zafrul added, “The partnership with GCash was central to us achieving this milestone. It is a live case study of bank-tech partnerships, a combination of banking expertise and technology platform plays, and the opportunities it allows both parties to access. I look forward to developing more propositions with GCash to further establish our mobile banking presence in the Philippines.”

Anthony Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCash affirmed its shared mission with CIMB Bank to increase accessibility of financial products and services for all Filipinos. “The acquisition of 500,000 users is a clear testament that the partnership between GCash and CIMB Bank through GSave is a success. We welcome this achievement and the deepening of our collaboration with CIMB Bank, and assure our users that we will continue to provide more innovative services to address the banking and financial needs of Filipinos who aspire for financially better lives for their families.”

The 500,000 GSave users are now enjoying the benefits of CIMB’s savings account, which is available as the Save Money feature on the GCash app. GSave offers an interest rate of 3 percent per annum, which is more than ten times higher than those interest rates offered by most Philippine banks.

Additionally, GSave does not require an initial deposit or maintaining balance, nor does it impose service charges for transactions—greatly reducing the barriers for ordinary Filipinos to open and maintain a savings account.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Savor the flavor of Vietnam at So Mot Vietnamese cuisine

If you're looking for an authentic Vietnamese cuisine, come and visit So Mot Viet Taste at Madison Commons in Pasig.


 So Mot Viet Taste offers Vietnamese cuisine that are healthy, authentic and reasonably price. You can easily google map their place and So Mot is really known in Greenfields food park.


I personally their Pho, the best beef broth I've tested. The looks is very simple but when you tasted it so delicious the flavor is something that you'll never find somewhere else, it's different in a good way.


Soon, they will offer a bigger version (bilao) perfect for the family gatherings or barkada food trip.


You'll definitely love their fresh spring rolls and I personally love the "Nem Ran", (fried spring rolls) was perfectly fried and the dip was so good and addicting.


Don't forget to try the famous Banh Mi, (Pork. chicken, Ham) sandwiches with fresh veggies. I like the combination of the bread and ingredients.


Vietnamese Hao Hao noodles (Pansit) is also good, the flavor is a bomb that you'll want to eat more.

So what are you waiting for? Order So Mot Viet Taste online thru Food Panda and GrabFood.

So Mot Vietnamese Cuisine is located at Madison Commons, 1 Brixton st. Kapitolyo, Pasig.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Making life easier through digital transactions: Posible!

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, many Filipinos are left with little time to do small but important errands, such as paying utility bills or sending money to loved ones. However, thanks to the wonders of financial technology or “fintech,” it is now possible to accomplish such everyday tasks with ease, immediacy, and convenience.


Digital solutions platform Posible revolutionizes the way ordinary Filipinos live their daily lives. Through mobile communications and digital technology, more people can easily avail of financial transactions such as bills payment, money remittance, buying prepaid load, and withdrawing cash without even stepping far from home.

Not only does Posible make life easier for customers, it also offers additional livelihood for small to medium entrepreneurs. From bakeries and pawnshops to Internet cafes and laundry shops—any enterprise can earn additional income by becoming a Posible operator.

Posible’s network of Android-based digital devices empower friendly neighborhood stores to accept and accomplish various financial transactions. Whether as a main service offering or a complementary side business, Posible offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to expand their products and services and cater to the needs of unbanked and underbanked Filipinos.

All these fintech innovations power local communities to the future of digital finances. More features and services, such as buying tickets, mobile app pins, and even microinsurance will be made possible soon on the Posible platform. Posible devices are also equipped with a magnetic stripe, as well as QR code reader, making it adaptive to developments in digital financial transactions.

Now, paying bills, sending money, and other digital financial solutions are even more accessible with Posible!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

6 Foods that Trigger PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a bunch of symptoms that even the strongest women would usually face several days before that time of the month. Feeling totally frazzled and waking up with a different kind of fatigue is a reality, a zit on the nose that wasn’t there a night before. And oh, those tender breasts plus the soreness and heaviness. Worst, you can’t stop thinking about that fudgy chocolate cake you saw on Instagram!


According to Anne Price, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, an average woman experiences PMS 450 times in her lifetime. While hormones play a part in these biological changes, there’s a way how to manage it by avoiding these foods that are likely to alleviate the symptoms.


1. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats
These are the nutritional bad words everyone should be aware of. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats are unhealthy by-products of a chemical process called hydrogenation. Manufacturers alter the fats to solidify liquid oils and lengthen shelf life and flavor of oils and foods that contain them. So, the next time you’re going to pick up margarine, crackers, cookies, and snack foods from the grocery shelves, read the labels and drop everything that says hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated even if the nutritional profile says 0% trans-fat. Go for saturated fats found in coconut or the healthier monounsaturated fats like olive and avocado oil.

2. Food allergens
Food allergies cause digestive issues and skin breakouts that are obvious signs of a possible hormonal imbalance. But what if you have no idea which food you are allergic to? Either you have yourself checked by a doctor or try an elimination diet. This diet is a three-to-six-week eating plan that eliminates potential food allergens and then reintroduces them one at a time to identify which ones your body does not tolerate well. Top eight foods that belong to the food allergen camp are milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.


3. High fructose corn syrup and refined sugar
High fructose corn syrup is a chemically produced sugar found in sodas and fruit-flavored drinks, while refined sugar is the ones usually stored in your pantry. It comes from sugar cane, processed to extract sugar used to sweeten cakes, desserts, cookies, coffee, and cereals. The difference between these and the natural sugars found in fruits is that the former have empty calories with no nutritional value while the latter are loaded with fiber and other nutrients that your body needs especially right before the shark week. The absence of fibers makes you digest these artificial sugars rapidly resulting in insulin and blood sugar skyrocket. The result? It fuels mood swings and worsens headaches and difficulty concentrating. That’s the reason as well why you don’t feel full even after giving in to your sweet tooth. But of course, you don’t have to deprive yourself especially when you’re PMSing to the max. Just stick to dark chocolates, dates, raw honey, and reach for stevia or coconut sugar as healthier alternatives!

4. Salt
Ever wonder why you’re bloated or your hands and feet swell during PMS? These symptoms are caused by none other than hormonal changes that cause water retention. And loading up on sodium will just make it worse. Swapping salty food with nuts and loading up on fruits and veggies are good choices to reduce the accumulation of water weight because of a diet that’s high in sodium!

5. Caffeine
PMS is usually associated with fatigue, mental exhaustion, and depression. A lot of women try to counter these by increasing caffeine intake. But because caffeine is a stimulant chemical, it causes increased heart rate and blood pressure. This consequently leads to tension, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and greater exhaustion. Its diuretic nature also increases urine production and triggers dehydration that is home to dysmenorrhea. Try herbal teas and decaffeinated liquids instead while going through PMS.

6. Alcohol
When alcohol enters the bloodstream, it alters the brain function that produces serotonin. Serotonin is called the “happy hormone” because it contributes to a person’s stability and well-being. It regulates mood, social behavior, appetite, sleep, memory, and sexual desire functions. It is also responsible in mood alterations and disorders. Now imagine, that PMS is at its peak and you decide to wreck them further by drinking your favorite bar drink. Not very helpful, right? And like the previous item, it is also diuretic. It will rob you of your much-needed bodily fluids that will lead to prolonged dysmenorrhea. That said, abstaining from drinking alcohol during this time is strongly encouraged.


Remember that diet plays a key role in balancing the fluctuating hormones in a woman’s body. But aside from choosing the right food, picking the right sanitary pads will keep you centered. The first anion sanitary pad in retail that’s available at Watson’s, Mercury Drug, all leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, it’s also on offer at www.lazada.com.ph and www.shopee.ph. The anion strip feature helps to ward off bacteria and fungi that cause a foul odor, while keeping its freshness up to 3 hours. The findings are a result of the clinical trial by the Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials, Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman that’s why women who are looking for a menstrual pad with better benefits should try Jeunesse Anion. On top of these unique benefits, it’s made from sterilized virgin pulp material that provides extraordinary softness and absorption capacity leaving you fresh and comfortable all day!  Jeunesse Anion comes in ultra-day non-wing, ultra-day pad, ultra-night pad, all-night pad, and panty liner to help every woman to go through their period with ease and comfort.

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket and selected department stores, Shopwise, Rustan’s Supermarket, Waltermart, Landmark Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, plus other selected stores in Visayas and Mindanao. For more health tips, visit www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Facebook, YouTube and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email: wellgoldinternational@gmail.com or call (02) 4701294.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Visit Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak Stores for a Combination of Flavors and Unique Dining Experiences

There’s always something for everyone at Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak – from premium Japanese dishes to savory steak meals, both at value-friendly deals. In the past, families used to only indulge in their meal of choice in separate locations; but now, they can dine-in and easily cross order from both menus as most Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak branches have merged into combination stores nationwide, offering every family member a wider selection to their heart and tummy’s delight.


The direction to focus on combination stores allows customers to experience the two homegrown brands like never before, offering them the unique opportunity to enjoy signature Japanese dishes like the Teriyaki Boy Chicken, Tonkatsu, Tofu Steak, California Roll, and Ebi Tempura alongside a variety of hot-plate steak meals such as the Beef Belly Rice, Sizzlin’ Pork Steak, Sizzlin’ Ribeye Steak, and Sizzlin’ Tuna Steak. Currently, there are 11 combination stores all across the country, 12 standalone Teriyaki Boy stores, and 6 standalone Sizzlin’ Steak stores.


Acquired by Max’s Group, Inc. in 2014, both Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak are proud to be a top-of-mind, value-friendly, and beloved brand by consumers, and have joined forces to help satisfy every customer’s Japanese or steak craving with several exciting dine-in deals.

Teriyaki Boy has rolled-out its latest set of must-try promos for this quarter, including their NEW Tonkotsu Ramen, a pork bones based broth with a chashu (pork) slice and aji tamago (egg), topped with spring onions at only Php 349. You can also avail of the Tonkotsu Teishoku Japanese set meal that comes with a serving of Tonkotsu Ramen, Yakimeshi Rice, 3 pcs. Gyoza, and single-serve iced tea at Php 299.


Share your rice bowl craving with a friend with the NEW Donburi for 2 promo at only Php 399. Enjoy any 2 rice bowls from the Teriyaki Boy Chicken Tendon, Tonkatsu Tendon, Karaage Tendon, and Beef Tepanyaki Tendon, that also comes with 2 single-serve iced teas. Promo is available until September 30, 2019.


Craving for Milk Tea? Cool down with Teriyaki Boy’s NEW Milk Tea Series that features four flavors at only Php 99: Black Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese, Coco Sugar, Japanese Roasted, and Coffee Jelly, all made with 100% natural tea.


Sizzlin’ Steak is also offering promos that are too good to resist. Its version of the ‘Donburi for 2’ promo comes in the form of Sizzles for Two: get 2 sizzlin’ meals with 2 single-serve iced teas. For Php 499, you can select from the best-selling Beef Belly Rice, Chicken Steak, and the NEW Cheesy Burger Steak, the classic Burger Steak covered with special cheese sauce and served with rice and Mexican corn on the side. Promo runs until September 30, 2019.

For beef lovers, try the NEW Beef Platter at Php 559. It’s a combination of the Cheesy Burger Steak and Beef Belly Strips with mashed potato, Mexican Corn, 2 plain rice, 2 mushroom soup, and 2 glasses of single-serve iced tea.

Don’t miss out on a unique dining experience that awaits at Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak. Visit a combination store or any branch near you and satisfy your cravings! For more information, please visit facebook.com/TeriyakiBoyPh and facebook.com/SizzlinSteak.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

True Blends opens their first SM mall-based kiosk

It's a double celebration for True Blends, 10th year anniversary and grand opening of their first SM mall-based kiosk at SM North.

Trueblends' first SM Mall-based grand opening graced by Adrian Insigne, AFFI President Mr. Jorge Noel Weineke, AFFI Managing Director Mr. Raffy Canare and AFFI Secretariat, Trueblends VGC-Valenzuela Partners, SM North EDSA Leasing Dept. Staff and Officers and Hon. Congressman Allan Benedict Reyes.


True Blends started in 2009, a small, cozy cafe under the name True Brew opened in Ateneo De Manila Highschool cafeteria. True Brew became "True Blends" has put up shops in Baguio, Dagupan, Las Pinas, Makati, Paranaque, Pasig, San Carlos and Taguig.



True Blends offer milk tea, Yakult series, Green tea and Cheese Cloud series at a very affordable prices perfect to all. One of their best seller is the Dark Oreo Cheese Cloud (and its so good, not too sweet).


Congratulations True Blends!! Wishing for more branches especially at Makati area :)


For more info about True Blends, like and follow their social media accounts or email trueblendsfranchising@gmail.com or contact 02-929.7634

Elevate your home entertainment with amazing offers in The Great Samsung TV Sale

There are a lot of exciting events and celebrations happening this August such as the much-awaited screenings of local and international film festivals. The 2019 Emmy Award nominations have also been announced, with most series and TV movies from content services gaining a lot of nominations.


What better way to celebrate this exciting month than catching these award-winning and binge-worthy films and shows on Samsung’s larger-than-life TVs. In celebration of being the global no. 1 TV for 13 years, Samsung brings back its grand TV promotional event, The Great Samsung TV Sale, with bigger and better prizes, and amazing offers!

There is really no better time to avail of the best TVs at the best possible deals than during The Great Samsung TV Sale, with 13 great offers of up to 25% off on QLED, UHD, and Full HD TV models. Plus, any purchase of a 2018 or 2019 model gives buyers a chance to win one of 13 QLED 4K TVs in the raffle.

To make its much-anticipated sale of the year even more thrilling, Samsung is also giving away one 82-inch QLED 8K TV worth Php 999,999 to a very lucky grand raffle prize winner.

With more than 33 million pixels, the grand prize QLED 8K TV will transport viewers to a new world of resolution and provide true-to-life images for a truly immersive viewing. Its Quantum Processor 8K has a built-in AI upscaling technology so that everyone can watch their favorite movies and shows from any source and streaming sites into real 8K quality. The QLED 8K TV raffle prize can be won with a purchase of any 55-inch-and-up 2018 or 2019 TV models during the sale.

The brand’s launch of its 2019 lineup also boasts AI Upscaling for its QLED 4K series, plus fantastic features like its voice-control remote assistant Bixby on TV, energy-efficient Ambient Mode, and more.

Meanwhile, those who will buy any 2018 or 2019 Samsung Soundbar model will also get a chance to be one of the 13 winners of a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV, and one big winner of a 49-inch QLED 4K TV. The 2019 Samsung Soundbar lineup features the new Q-series models, developed with audio masters Harman Kardon.

Don’t miss this chance of taking your home entertainment to the next level with The Great Samsung TV Sale. Visit any authorized Samsung dealer store nationwide until August 31, 2019 or go to www.samsung.com/ph/offer/greatsamsungtvsale2019/ for more details.

Feel Like a Queen

Bluewater Day spa recently announced their newest brand ambassador, no other than Bb. Pilipinas Universe Gazini Ganados.


Beautiful, articulate, confident, one look at our reigning Bb. Pilipinas Universe, you’d wish that you also have “got it together”. But unbeknownst to many, there’s a lot of hard work entailed, not just in preparing for a beauty pageant but more so after you’ve won the crown and are now given much higher expectations.

There’s also constant comparison among peers, pressure from the public to always look gorgeous no matter where you are and how you’re feeling, basically be at your best self 24/7.

Because as stress is basically a normal part of life already, queens like Gazini opts to face all these with a good attitude and positive mindset. Coupled with healthy eating and regular exercise, making time for herself and her loved ones are a must even with the super hectic schedule she leads. Part of the wellness habit is having her ‘me’ time at her favorite spa, BlueWater Day Spa.  Making time to indulge in wellness and pampering treats like the Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Traditional Filipino Massage to detox and soothe her tired muscles from a full week of engagements is something she looks forward to.

The Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a favorite among celebrities and models like Gazini who, aside from leaving feeling refreshed, are also able to detox through such treatment. This is a relaxing method to keep her from getting bloated or feeling lethargic with the regular release of toxins.

Meanwhile, the Traditional Filipino Massage or Hilot is great for easing muscle tension especially when you’re like Gazini who works out a lot, constantly moves around, and like a Queen, is always wearing heels. This treatment is a much deserved treat after another long week.

More than just taking care of her looks, beauty queens like Gazini also put a high importance on wellness to always be at their best in fulfilling their queenly duties.

Thanks to BlueWater Day Spa, Gazini, as well as so many others are able to enjoy such treatments as they aim to give themselves the best care as they work on being their best selves.  Because beauty is not only what’s visible from the outside, it also comes from within us.

BlueWater Day Spa has branches in Ortigas-Greenhills (Tel. No. ‎0917-8156659), Makati (Tel. No. ‎8173126), Banawe, Quezon City (5629689), Capitol Hills (Tel. No. 9524829), Eastwood City (Tel. No.` ‎9151247) and Cotabato City (0927-5988153). For franchising inquiries, please call ‎6951820 or ‎ 09175715886. To know more of the BlueWater Day Spa, follow www.facebook.com/bwdspa and @bluewater_day_spa on Instagram.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

LGEPH, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, showcases history in an entirely different perspective in the newly opened Museo de Intramuros

History was made yet again as the Intramuros Administration (IA), the government agency tasked for the orderly restoration, management, development, and promotion of Intramuros as a national heritage, celebrated its 40th Anniversary in the recently opened Museo de Intramuros.



To celebrate the momentous occasion together with IA, LG Philippines made their presence felt as they simultaneously unveiled their newest line of state of the art OLED TVs, putting side by side our rich and colorful history together with tomorrow’s technology. LG PH Managing Director Inkwun Heo led the festivities as he formally handed over six (6) units of the LG TVs to the museum. Mr. Heo went on to say “This 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the Republic of Korea. Throughout the seven (7) decades of friendship between the 2 nations, we’ve been championing the importance of culture. We at LG Philippines remain committed in doing our part to preserve and showcase Philippine history. We hope that through the integration of our industry leading OLED TV technology with riveting historically significant content, we are able to communicate to audiences, both old and new, the importance of Intramuros and Philippine history as a whole”.

Present during the event was Atty. Guiller Asido, Administrator of the Intramuros Administration, who was ecstatic about the educational possibilities of the TV donations. Referring to the event’s official hashtag #TheTVThatUnderstandsYou, he quips “I would like to rephrase our hashtag, this is not just the TV that understands you — it is the TV that understands the history and culture of the Filipino people.”

Also unveiled during the program was another gift of LG to IA: a special AVP made by TBA Studios, the creative geniuses behind local hit movies Heneral Luna and GOYO. The video which featured Museo De Intramuros was directed by JP Habac with cinematography by Pong Ignacio. Habac and Ignacio were awe-struck with how vivid the color rendition of the LG OLED TVs was. “Every bit of detail is seen the way it’s supposed to be seen. The dynamic range is really something to behold”, says Habac. LG commissioned the video featuring the Department of Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and museum curator Dino Santos to showcase the enchanting beauty of Intramuros through its crystal-clear OLED displays. You can watch TBA Studios’ masterful take on the Walled City.



LG’s newest line of TVs is powered by never before seen cutting-edge technology. With Deep Learning technology now embedded in their new α9 Gen2 & α7 Gen2 processors) – the TV, through intuitive recognition, can understand how to optimize and enhance the picture and sound for any content. The AI feeds on data and adapts accordingly, giving you the most optimal viewing experience possible. With the Deep Learning technology, the LG TV can understand how to display best picture quality from any source and resolution.
LG’s AI doesn’t just stop at picture quality. You can also talk to your TV. When you press the microphone button on your remote, LG’s ThinQ AI listens to your commands and executes them, even those based on an earlier “conversation”. From simple TV controls, weather questions, or you can create follow-up questions based on your initial command and the ThinQ AI will still carry-on the conversation. James Deakin, LG’s Brand Ambassador, gamely demonstrated the AI capabilities of the TV onstage, as he issued commands and questions one after the other. “This is as smart as smart TVs can get. LG is ahead of the game in pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology”.
If that wasn’t enough, LG’s flagship OLED TVs also have LG’s award-winning OLED Panel Technology that works seamlessly with Deep Learning Technology. Sound quality is boosted by an intelligent algorithm that can up-mix two-channel audio to deliver convincing virtual 5.1 surround sound. Deep learning significantly improves output by analyzing source content to produce enhanced sound effects in movies, deeper bass in music and clearer voices in sporting events. Users can adjust the sound to suit viewing conditions or let the TV set the best sound levels based on the environment.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is made possible with the help of Dolby Atmos for incredibly realistic sound as the TV intelligently fine-tunes content compatible with Dolby Vision. The TV supports HDMI 2.1, allowing viewers the opportunity to enjoy 4K content at a blazing fast 60 frames per second. The TV also supports automatic low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR), and enhanced audio return channel (eARC).
With the release of their flagship OLED TV, LG takes another step ahead in their vision of a truly interconnected smart home. As the Internet of Things grow day by day, LG has answered the call to provide personalized, proactive, efficient, and easy solutions, while seamlessly incorporating integrated multifunctional technology into your life. Powered by the ThinQ Artificial Intelligence technology, these innovations work together in sync and in perfect harmony, adapting to your needs every step of the way.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Homegrown flavors reinvented at Abbiocco

It’s time for something exciting and trailblazing! Today July 30, prepare for a unique culinary adventure with Abbiocco Alternative Filipino, featuring redefined Filipino classic dishes complemented by Italian, Spanish and Western cuisines. Travel through different continents with selections such as paella with a sofrito teeming with rich flavors or how about baby back ribs that melt in your mouth?


Abbiocco is the sleepy feeling you get after a big satisfying meal. At the core of Abbiocco Alternative Filipino is exactly what any modern-day Pinoy could define as fulfilling – big servings, timeless dishes, reinvented versions, and more. They built Abbiocco Alternative Filipino from the vision of honoring our authentic local flavors masterfully conveyed through contemporary elements and techniques.


With the restaurant’s commitment to sustain high quality standards and its advocacy towards supporting homegrown products, guests can be assured of being served with only the freshest and finest ingredients from local producers.

Fried Shrimp in Salted Egg Sauce (388) 
Lightly coated fried shrimps in special salted egg sauce and mango salsa.


Expect huge servings and elevated takes on familiar flavors served on plates resembling colorful visual treats -- imagine fried shrimps richly covered with salted egg sauce on a beautiful bed of purple cabbage.

Abbiocco’s Stir Fried No Pork Veggies (289)
Stir-fried chicken strips, baby shrimps, tofu, bell pepper, cabbage, celery, mushrooms, snow peas young corns, bok choy and carrots.

Montiel’s Special Palabok (388)
A Filipino noodle dish with shrimp sauce topped with shrimps, lechon kawali slices, squid rings, crushed chicharon, tinapa flakes, scallions, tofu and fried garlic.

You’ll know it’s Abbiocco when in each big bite, your senses instantly come alive. With each dish intricately planned and plated down to the last detail, expect to discover a new dining experience that will make you want something bolder, bigger, and better than your usual favorites.

Our top 3 are Palabok, No Pork Vegetables and Shrimp in Salted Egg. Perfectly fresh especially the vegetables and its satisfied our cravings from Filipino food in a level up mode.

Craving already?! Get ready for a new dimension of flavor. Abbiocco Alternative Filipino restaurant opens its doors today July 30, 2019 at Scout Rallos St., Quezon
City. Open Mondays to Sundays from 11 AM to 11 PM and until 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Follow Abbiocco Alternative Filipino on Facebook and abbioccomanilaph on Instagram.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

World Vision and Procter & Gamble in partnership with Department of Education Malabon Division Office launched “Pag-asa sa Basura”

In line with the back-to-school season, World Vision and Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines together with Department of Education Malabon Division Office launched the “Pag-asa sa Basura” campaign, a sustainable waste collection and recycling system targeting several schools in Metro Manila. The project will be done in 25 chosen schools in Malabon and Quezon City.


The participating schools will be outfitted with school-based materials recovery facilities (MRF) for various solid waste materials including sachet packaging. The students who will be participating in the campaign are encouraged to bring sachets to receive incentives such as school supplies. Furthermore, the profits that will be collected from the MRF will be used for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) programs like improvements in their handwashing facilities and WaSH education.


This initiative will not only be benefiting the children but also saving the environment with the goal of preventing at least one million pieces of sachets going to the ocean. Educators, students, and parents will also be trained on the principles of solid waste management specifically recycling.

Official representatives who joined the event were Cynthia Ayles, Schools Division Superintendent/ OIC of DepEd Malabon, Eliseo Raymundo, Head for School Governance and Operations Division, Anna Legarda, Head of Communications of Procter & Gamble, Jun Godornes, Resource Development Director of World Vision Philippines, and Principals from the 20 participating schools in Malabon.

”World Vision Philippines is so blessed with the success of all of our initiatives with our partners and on behalf of our organization, I would like to thank them for their unwavering support to our advocacy. Let’s continue to work together for the Filipino children,” said World Vision Philippines Executive Director Rommel Fuerte.

To know more and support World Vision Philippines activities, visit www.worldvision.org.ph. You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.

Mastercard and The SM Store promote safer and faster payments via contactless technology

Beginning today until September 30, 2019, Mastercard, in partnership with The SM Store, will run a promotion to encourage shoppers to make payments using their contactless-enabled Mastercard credit cards. The contactless cards can be identified through a symbol on the card face that is similar to the Wi-Fi symbol, albeit turned sideways. Shoppers using the contactless Mastercard credit cards stand a chance to win PhP 1,000-worth of gift cards when they make a one-time purchase worth PhP 3,000.00 or an installment purchase with a total value of PhP 5,000.00.


Though still in its infancy in the Philippines, contactless payments are already widely used in other countries such as Singapore, Australia, and England. Payments via contactless cards are fulfilled by simply tapping the card on a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. For low value transactions, no PIN or signature is required; cardholders can simply Tap & GoTM. Faster checkout lines are now made possible even during The SM Store’s famous 3-Day Sales, thanks to contactless payment technology. Therefore, this payment method is deemed effective in grocery and convenience stores, cinemas and gas stations where long queues can be curtailed through quicker payment transactions.

In the Philippines, transactions beyond Php 2,000 require the cardholder’s signature as a layer of security from unauthorised transactions. It is important to note that shoppers will be billed only once even if they accidentally tap on the point-of-sale terminal multiple times. The EMV chip embedded in the card effectively safeguards card details as it creates dynamic data every time a transaction is made, making it nearly impossible for fraudsters to duplicate or clone the card.

Contactless technology not only makes transactions more convenient than fumbling for cash or  counting loose coins at the checkout, but also much safer because they are protected by Mastercard with global zero liability promise and will not be liable for unauthorized charges.

Through such innovations, not only do customers benefit but, Mastercard enables merchant partners to do business with greater efficiency while at the same time ensuring safety as transactions are processed.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Say bye to July with as much as P2650 in cashback and more amazing perks from PayMaya!

The rainy season is here and with it comes a deluge of discounts, cashback, and other perks as the leading digital financial wallet and app PayMaya brings more amazing surprises to all account holders every time they pay using their PayMaya account. From today until July 31, you can get up to a total of P2,650 in cashback when you pay your purchases with their PayMaya account!


“With all of these perks and rewards, it’s time to leave your wallet at home because paying using your PayMaya account today brings you even more value than cash or your credit card! PayMaya is not just convenient, it also offers you the best cashback deals and discounts for all the things you have to pay every day–whether it’s shopping online, buying load, or paying at the supermarket,” said Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Marketing at PayMaya.

Until July 31, PayMaya account holders can enjoy the following perks and discounts for every transaction:

Get up to 100% cashback every time you buy load (max. P200) in the PayMaya Shop so you can keep calling and texting your friends and family

Buy discounted Mobile Legends: Bang Bang gaming pins and get up to 100% cashback on all gaming pins (max. P200) for all-day power-ups for your games

Get P300 cashback when you shop online with your PayMaya card (min. P3,000 single transaction) so you can snag the latest deals on your favorite e-Commerce sites

Get P150 cashback when you send money of at least P3,000 to another PayMaya user so you can easily send money to friends and family

Get up to P1000 cashback whenever they pay using PayMaya QR at any partner merchants (for upgraded accounts) for more value each time you shop


And from July 29 to 31, PayMaya is multiplying the fun as users can get double the cashback on QR purchases (max. P500), which means double the savings on every purchase so you can splurge on that gadget accessory or cute dress you’ve seen in the mall.

What’s more, qualified users who pay their bills with PayMaya can also have the chance to earn as much as P200 cashback for two bills paid from July 29 to 31.

Not yet a PayMaya account holder? Signing up for one is easy. Simply download the PayMaya app on the Play Store and the App Store and sign up using your mobile number.

Get started on transacting by instantly adding money to your account through more than 30 bank partners via Instapay, or through the more than 40,000 PayMaya Add Money channels nationwide that include Smart Padala by PayMaya centers, Smart stores, Bayad Center, SM Business Center, Robinsons Business Center, Gaisano Capital Business Center, 7-Eleven, ExpressPay, Palawan Pawnshop, Cebuana Lhuillier, RD Pawnshop, Shopwise, Wellcome, UnionBank ATMs, BDO, Metrobank, RCBC, iBayad, ECPay, VMobile and Touchpay, eTAP & Pay&Go Kiosks, among many others.

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 paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moms and Babies Can Now Enjoy Playtime Online and Win More, as Lazada and Pampers Celebrate their Second Super Brand Day on July 26!

More than just tickles and giggles, play time with babies is crucial in unlocking the endless possibilities for their mental and social development. Play is how children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, and is equally critical in building a child’s confidence, and all the fundamental skills they’ll need to grow up happy and healthy!


Parents are a baby’s first playmates so to support them in the critical and fun time of their lives that’s why Pampers, the world’s top selling diaper brand and Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping destination, are teaming up again for their second Super Brand Day. On July 26 both brands will launch the first-ever online #PampersGrandPlayday with exciting deals and promotions parents and babies will surely enjoy.

During #PampersGrandPlayday on the Super Brand Day, Pampers will feature 20 moms and 20 babies who will be playing baby games live on the Lazada app at 12nn and 4pm. Half of the winners will get to join the live baby play date games with Andi Manzano and Baby Olivia while the other half will join #ProDad Troy Montero for some baby shower games. All 20 moms and babies chosen will win a play and party package worth Php 15,000!

There are even bigger prizes up for grabs. For moms who weren’t selected to join the in-app livestream, they can still win Php 100,000 of funds to be used for their baby’s future. Just stay tuned to the play events happening via the Lazada Facebook page and app at 6pm.


Catch Huge Deals and Giveaways from Pampers and its partners on Lazada!
The second run of the Lazada and Pampers Super Brand Day is made even more exciting as parents can take home special deals up to 35% off for one day only - time to get those #lesslawlaw diapers and give baby #moregalaw! Parents can also look forward to even more prizes and up to 80% off from other partners such as Fisherprice, Chicco, Bright Starts, Joie, Mega Bloks, Nuna, Thomas & Friends, Aqua Scale, Bonakid, Promil Four, and Promil Gold, exclusively available in the LazMall Pampers flagship store.

July 26 will be a full day of different diaper deals but here is a sneak peek of what to expect between 12 midnight to 2am:
Toy box of Pampers Baby Dry New Born (80pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 324.35 (35% off)
Pampers Baby Dry Small (152pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 715.00 (35% off)
Pampers Baby Dry Extra Extra Large (84pcs) - Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
Pampers Baby Dry Extra Large (104pcs) - Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
Pampers Baby Dry Large (136pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 825.00 (25% off)


Last year, Pampers held its first Super Brand Day on Lazada with #BabyMarathon – a 42-minute virtual marathon with exclusive vouchers, product offers, limited-edition products and offline events.

For more information, check out the Pampers Super Brand Day Page on LazMall here. Visit the following social media pages too for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/PampersPh/, instagram.com/pampersph, https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines and instagram.com/lazadaph.

Discover and Dance: Gardenia Teams Up with Groove Central Dance Studio

There are just some things that naturally come in pairs. Milk and cookies, black and white, peanut butter and jelly. But what about dance and snacks? At first this might come off as an odd pair--but it actually works! Especially when each half of this combination is legendary in their own right.


Case in point: the recent collaboration of Groove Central Dance Studio and Gardenia during the former’s 13th Summer Dance Workshop. A leading dance studio in the country that has helped develop talents like the internationally-acclaimed VPeepz (who finished fourth on World of Dance US), Groove Central recently concluded its summer recital that ran for seven weeks with Gardenia--another game changer in the arena of food and snacks. The brand has earned a reputation for being an innovative name in the industry with its roster of products, but it is their latest one, the Pocket Sandwich, which took the spotlight together with the dance studio’s more than 800 performers who participated in the culminating event.

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It’s more than just their shared claim on being the leaders of their industries that ties Gardenia and Groove Central together though. The brands actually have a shared mission, which is to discover and help harness the talents of kids. For Groove Central, it’s all about letting their participants discover their love and ability in the art of dance. Gardenia, on the other hand, is focused on creating a pocket full of fun discoveries together with the Pocket Sandwich.

Coaches Vimi Rivera and Shayna Young-Rivera who spearheaded the event expressed their happiness about the successful turnout of the partnership. Coach Vimi shares, “The partnership that we have with Gardenia has been very effective and helpful. The kids really enjoyed these snacks before and after their practice or even brought some to share for their families at home.”


Gardenia helps parents provide their kids with healthy snacks minus the prep time so they can have more time to bond with them and to discover their talents like the ones showcased during the recital.

Some of the teams who showed off their swag during the recital were 917 Crew, Lit, GellaJesse, Project Groove, and Legit Status. Led by their own dedicated coaches, each crew wowed the crowd with their routines which they have managed to learn and master in less than two months.


Gardenia and Groove Central may be an unlikely pair, but it’s a partnership that definitely works thanks to their shared goal. Whether it’s about busting some killer moves or sharing good bonding moments over a snack, both are dedicated--and now accomplished--in inspiring the hunger for discovery.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Beat the rainy days with these laundry hacks

The rainy season is a challenge for many moms especially when it comes to drying the laundry.  Since drying clothes outdoors is out of the question, bringing them indoors after washing becomes commonplace.


But hanging freshly washed clothes indoors can leave them with a distinct and unpleasant odor. Moreover, wet clothes can cause a build-up of bacteria making them unsafe especially for infants.

That is why Beko Philippines, Europe’s leading brand of washers, shares some simple tips to keep your clothes clean, fresh-smelling and safe to wear.


Use Fabric Conditioner
Soak clothes in fabric conditioner during the rinse cycle. Fabric softeners not only leave clothes soft, but it also leaves them smelling fresh even if hung out to dry indoors preventing that all-too-familiar and unpleasant “kulob” odor. There are also fabric conditioners that have anti-microbial properties that leave clothes not only fragrant but bacteria-free.

Hang Clothes Properly
Where you hang them in the house also helps. Look for an area where there is good ventilation so the clothes get as much air as possible. Never hang them in cramped and enclosed spaces. Heavy pieces, such as jeans, towels, and carpets should be placed near the windows where air flows through. It is also worthwhile to ensure that the room where they hang in get good ventilation overall.

Give them a good wringing
Before you hang them, make sure that you’ve given them a thorough wringing. Clothes that are still quite wet not only dry longer, but they also smell bad even when already dry.


Choose the right dryers
Lastly, invest in the right dryer. Choose a dryer that can eliminate bacteria that cause can be harmful to your family. What’s more, they also maintain the fresh smell of the fabric conditioners you use, so your clothes smell fragrant.

Beko’s new 10kg. heat pump automatic dryer DH10444RX0 features the latest technological innovation to help you keep your clothes fresh and your family safe from harmful pathogens while saving on energy.

The DH10444RX0 has the AquaWave® technology that generates a wave-like motion using a set of paddles to increase drying performance as it moves garments around.

It also optimizes the drying cycle with an OptiSense® technology, a technological innovation that lets you choose between three smart sensors for drying clothes, with one sensor automatically stopping the machine when the right level of dryness has been achieved.

Beko’s DH10444RX0 keeps you clothes crease-free with its Auto Anti-Creasing feature that spins clothes gently with a gentle drum action.

Lastly, the DH10444RX0 comes with a Child Lock feature to prevent young ones from changing the settings on the dryer.

Beko Philippines advocates for healthy living through the technologies installed in their appliances. The company’s refrigerators, washers, and ovens come equipped with advanced features that are designed to not only improve efficiency but also, optimize time, cost, and energy so that people can prioritize their health and wellbeing.

Check out Beko home appliances at your nearest SM Appliance Center and Robinsons Appliances store for the best seasonal offers and discounts.

To learn more about Beko and the technologies in their appliances, visit their website at http://www.beko.ph/ or follow them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bekoph/.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler.

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

 NOVUHAIR Travel Kit

Promo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0929 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR TRAVEL KIT SRP: Php 4,220 (Save Php 202.25)

Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:

NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines

NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines

NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is –
experiencing hair loss - excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification

NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.

HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections.

To order NOVUHAIR Travel Pack visit https://www.watsons.com.ph/topical-scalp-lotion-herbal-shampoo-free-naflora-protect-feminine-hygiene-wash-travel-organizer-pouch/p/BP_50002150


NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Plus 1 Promo Pack


Promo duration: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0581 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK, SRP: Php 5,280 (Save 1,100)


HERS: NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Pack

NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo.

Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free)

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.

A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for.

To learn more about NOVUHAIR, visit www.novuhair.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SEAOIL Lifetime Free Gas promo is back!!!

The leading independent fuel provider in the Philippines, SEAOIL will be giving away a lifetime supply of free gas to 4 lucky motorists starting this July 18. The “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo, which continues to be the only one of its kind in the world, makes a comeback on its third year.


After the success of the past two years of the lifetime free gas promo, SEAOIL continue to thank their loyal customers via the Oh My Gas! promo for their continued patronage to SEAOIL.

SEAOIL customers can also expect to win over 100,000 instant prizes through peel-off cards. A total of half a million worth of SEAOIL gift cards will be raffled off in monthly draws.

Jayvee dela Fuente, SEAOIL VP for corporate and consumer marketing; Jeffrey Olasa, 2017 Lifetime Free Gas Promo winner; Monica Poliquit, 2017 Lifetime Free Gas Promo winner; Michael Zedrick Sulit, 2018 Lifetime Free Gas Promo winner; Rey Jimenez, SEAOIL senior manager for marketing communications

The winners of the promo from the past two years came from different walks of life. Last year’s winners include Michael Sulit of Caloocan City, a SEAOIL user since buying his own car, is the youngest winner at 24 years old and the “bunso” in the family. He uses his free fuel for field work and trips with family and friends and shares it with his siblings who have families of their own.

Ernie Linarez is a TNVS operator and driver from Rizal. His monthly fuel savings help pay for his car loan. He is a SEAOIL Believer for years, and his trust and support for the brand paid off when he was drawn as last year’s first winner.

Joel Dinque, an entrepreneur from North Cotabato is able to provide more for his family, thanks to his fuel savings. As an owner of an auto repair shop, he endorses SEAOIL to his customers because he is a firm believer of their products.

Jidy Detuya, a jeepney driver from Agusan del Norte, shares that it was one of his kids who convinced him to gas up at SEAOIL and try his luck at winning free gas. He was skeptical of SEAOIL’s fuels at first but now he endorses it to his relatives and fellow churchgoers.

To qualify, a customer must gas up at least P500 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and/or SEAOIL Lubricants at any SEAOIL station nationwide. Customers can double their chances of winning if they register at www.lifetimefreegas.com.

The “Oh My Gas!” promo runs from July 18 to October 18, 2019. Winners of this year’s promo will be determined via electronic monthly draws in August, September, and November, and a dropbox raffle draw in November.