Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday baking made easy with Midea

Whip your own Christmas cake with the Midea Pressure Cooker
 As Filipinos, we are known for our penchant for festivities and love for good food. Celebrations and banquets are inseparable in our culture and with the holiday season rolling in, a lot of us are gearing up for the coming parties waiting to be attended and hosted.

Being charming hosts are also very innate among Filipinos. It isn’t uncommon to use social occasions as an opportunity to showcase a signature dish or a passed down family recipe.  It adds a personal touch to a celebration and is a foolproof way of making an occasion even more special.

The Christmas season is that one time of the year when everyone goes all out with food preparations. Besides from Noche Buena favorites, however, desserts are also a huge hit during the holiday season.

But did you know that you can whip your very own yuletide sweets even without an oven? A dash of resourcefulness and a bit of creativity is all it takes to make your very own Christmas treat!

Pressure cookers are a good baking partner for those who do not have ovens. Though mostly used for main dishes, it can also prepare treats for the sweet tooth. In fact, pastries like cake and bibingka baked using pressure cookers come out more moist than oven-baked ones.

Try this simple bibingka recipe below for an easy-to-do, oven-free treat to liven up your holiday season.

·         2 packs of bibingka ready mix (250g each)
·         6 cups medium sized-eggs
·         1 cup water
·         1 cup sugar
·         8 tbsp butter/ margarine (melted)
·         2 salted eggs
·         Grated cheese & coconut

1.  Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well blended.
2. Pour the mixture into the pressure cooker pot.
3. Select the bake function. Cook for 45 minutes. Check doneness of the cake  with the toothpick test. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready otherwise let it bake for some more time.
4.  Remove from inside the cooker. Gently invert onto a cooling rack or plate.
5. Brush surface with margarine/ butter. Top with salted egg, grated coconut, sugar and cheese  if desired.

Midea’s Pressure Cooker is a good model that can meet your holiday baking needs. Its Thermal Circulation Technology provides even heating in the cooking pot while its preset timer makes measuring temperature easy.

Another advantage of this model is that it can also be used to prepare other party dishes with its 12 programmed functions and 7 levels of pressure for quick cooking.

This Pressure Cooker also makes cooking easy with its user-friendly features. It comes with a self-locking lid with an automatic and manual release function, a large LED display and push button control on the upper lid, and a removable inner cover for easy cleaning. Midea’s 10-Dimensional Protection System also promises long-lasting performance from this model.

Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to dust off our trusty cooking books and tighten our apron strings. Before slaving away at the kitchen, turn to home partners that can help make things easier for you.

To learn more about Midea’s Pressure Cooker and other home solutions, visit and like their Facebook page at for updates.

Midea, one of the world's largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines!

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation, Midea's global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC's Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino's needs. This way, with Midea, the Filipino can live different, choose different.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Experience the soundtrack of your life with CloudFone’s Spotify edition devices

Filipinos love music. They listen to different songs wherever they are, depending on their current disposition in life – making every song relevant and significant. It is undeniable that music is very much integrated in the day-to-day lives of everyone.
Mobile tech innovator CloudFone recognizes this love of Filipinos for music, and the how more and more people are staying plugged in, listening to music, whether through their mobile phones, tablet devices, or even through desktops.
To further defy boundaries and address the growing wants and needs of today’s youth, CloudFone has partnered with Spotify in order to bringing a revolutionary device to life. Spotify is the the world’s most exciting global digital music streaming service. Now, through the CloudFone Thrill 500x, CloudFone Thrill 500x+, Cloudpad 702q, Filipinos will now be able to access any song they want and create playlists to fit every mood they are in.
Living up to its track record of being an innovator that pushes the limits and challenges existing norms, CloudFone, through its visionary Chief Executive Officer, Eric Yu, said this is the first time that Spotify has partnered with a mobile phone brand -- another true pioneering achievement for the young company.
“We are known in the industry as a pacesetter, leading light, a pioneer when it comes to introducing new and exciting technologies in the Philippines and making them within the reach of many Filipinos. This partnership with Spotify further reinforces this and paves the way as we materialize our aspirations and vision as a business, and this will definitely not be the last time you’ll hear about it,” declares Yu.
The CloudFone & CloudPad Spotify Edition series consists of the following line-up: the CloudFone Thrill 500x, CloudFone Thrill 500X+, and the CloudPad 702q. Here’s a run-down of specs for each smartphone and tablet device:
All these products have Panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) modes, Smile Detection, Voice Command controls, Zero Shutter Delay, and high-def video recording. You can now capture those special, stunning, captivating and wacky moments and memories on the street or just about anywhere in full, vivid and colorful detail—and without missing a beat.
The partnership between CloudFone and Spotify is definitely one that will rock the Philippine market for smartphones and tablets, an endeavor that will endear CloudFone and Spotify closer to the hearts of its Filipino consumers. We can all expect more industry-shaking efforts to come from this young company in the very near future, which are all part of its vision to further grow as a responsible and innovative business that aspires to make technology within every Filipino’s reach.
For more about CloudFone and its lineup of impressive Spotify-edition mobile digital devices, visit; “Like” their Facebook page,; follow them via or

Friday, December 11, 2015

Circuit Makati brings an Amazing Christmas

It’s a bustling Christmas at Circuit Makati, Ayala Land’s newest entertainment district, with numerous activities and concerts to entertain every member of the family throughout the holiday season.

The tallest Christmas tree in the city, towering at 78 ft., welcomes you at the Globe Circuit Events Ground, creating a fun holiday atmosphere for children and adults alike.

Catch the angelic voices of over a thousand choir participants at the Christmas Chorale Festival happening on December 5 and 12 at The Deck at Circuit Lane, and experience a symposium of chorale groups at the Globe Circuit Events Ground on December 20. 

If you’re into a different type of music genre, catch the Circuit Music Fest, a series of free concerts featuring the country’s most talented singers and performers.

On December 10 at the Globe Circuit Events Ground, Ogie Alcasid takes center stage to sing songs from important milestones in his life. Meanwhile, prepare for a memorable Christmas Day concert as Martin Nievera serenades you with well-loved ballads on December 25.  To welcome the new year, Rico Blanco and Up Dharma Down will perform on January 1.

Families can also make the most out of the holiday season, as well as enjoy the cool Christmas breeze, through Pop-up Night Cinema at Circuit, an outdoor cinema viewing of movie reruns, from December 26 to 30.

Ticketed events are also happening at Circuit Makati, and these include: Games People Play at the Power Mac Center Spotlight on December 12-13 and 19-20, and the Rakrakan Festival on December 19.

Apart from the shows, one can likewise explore the newly opened Circuit Lane where OPM Jam Nights will be held during the weekends of December. For gustatory delights and sumptuous holiday offerings, make sure to visit any of the mall’s dining outlets.  

To celebrate the season with thanksgiving and prayer, masses will be held at the newly consecrated St. John Paul II Chapel inside Circuit Lane. Sunday masses will begin on December 6 at 11am and at 6pm. An anticipated mass will be held on December 5 at 6:30pm. Simbang Gabi begins on December 15 at 6:30pm and masses will be held on December 24,25, and 31, as well as Jan 1, at 6:30pm.

Indeed, Christmas is all about having fun and bonding with family and friends, and Circuit Makati’s  holiday offerings will let you enjoy these and more.

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Marshall Islands Registry Opens Manila Office as fleet-growth passes new milestone

International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI), who provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, opened their 27th worldwide office in Manila, Philippines.

The RMI Registry is the third largest in the world, surpassing 126 million gross tons at the end of October 2015 and more than 3,650 vessels.

“The unprecedented growth of the fleet is largely in part to IRI’s decentralization model, which includes technical and marine safety experts in key worldwide locations who can provide timely services to owners and operators,” said John Ramage,

Chief Operating Officer of IRI. “More than 250,000 seafarers are in possession of an RMI Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB), 35% of which are from the Philippines,” continued Mr. Ramage.

“The sheer volume of seafarers that will require new or refresher training and certification as a result of the Manila Amendments to STCW prior to the entry into force date of 1 January 2017 is tremendous,” said Captain Robert Fay, IRI’s Senior Vice President, Maritime Operations.

“We have noted that many Certificates of Competency and Proficiency issued in the past few years are based upon the older requirements and will be expiring on 31 December 2016,” he continued.

“Our newest seafarer documentation office here in Manila will work in coordination with our offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai to help facilitate training and certification review for Filipino seafarers in order to provide needed documentation in a timely manner,” said Annie Ng, Head of Asia for IRI.

“The office is already staffed by four personnel and is to be headed by Leo Bolivar who has a background of working for companies like Stolt-Nielsen Philippines, Inc., Uljanik Shipmanagement, Ulstein Marine Services and Navis Maritime Services, all with respect to ship and crew management,” she continued.

With the additional personnel in Manila, IRI’s worldwide staff is now over 350 employees. There are currently three individuals processing applications and issuing Certificates of Receipt of Application (CRAs) in Manila, with plans to recruit additional personnel in January 2016.

“We plan to augment personnel here in Manila as needed to provide the best service possible,” concluded Leo Bolivar.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lactum 3+ and 6+ is now available in

Have you ever experience moments that no matter how you want to go out to shop or do the groceries, you just can't leave home or take a time out from the office? Or how about panicking because you only have a few scoops of milk left for your kid?

Parenting horror moments like these can now be avoided because online shopping site is now offering Lactum 3+ and 6+. Now, you can order in advance and pay either through cash on delivery or via credit card and be sure that your beloved sons and daughters will never go hungry again (I'm sure classic movie fans will get this).

Everyone knows how important milk is to children, right? As your child develops, he begins to have favorites, choosing what to eat and what not to eat. And because he's at that stage when he is most
curious about his surroundings, anything can distract him from his meal; his attention maybe grabbed by objects he nds more interesting than food. Sometimes, because of either of these, he won't even touch the food you serve, making you worry that he may not be getting all the nutrients he needs to be completely nourished.

Drinking milk can make your child 100% nourished. Try Lactum 3+ because it is formulated by Mead Johnson for children aged over 3 years old to 6 years old. It is made with the children's reference nutrient intake as guide, that's why it contains essential nutrients found in the food groups of the Food Pyramid. It also has Healthy-Nutri Blend of Lower Sucrose, Fiber and Healthy Calorie Blend** to help provide 100% nourishment in a healthier way. Giving your child 1 to 3 glasses of Lactum 3+ aday, combined with your child's usual diet, helps ensure that he meets his nutrient needs for 100% nourishment.

Visit to learn more about Lactum 3+/6+.  Buy now via Lazada:

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

PMA bares Agora awardees for 2015

The Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) recently bared its new set of Agora awardees for 2015 who have displayed creativity and overall excellence in the marketing field. This year’s Honorary Agora Awardee and keynote speaker, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. (center), in his speech, expressed honor and humility for being chosen to join the roster of past Agora awardees and likewise voiced his full admiration and respect to these outstanding individuals.

The Agora awardees for various categories are (from left): Jose Ma. Concepcion III  (representative Ramon Lopez), President  and Founding Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc., for Outstanding Achievement in Advocacy Marketing; Mario Bernardo Santos (representing Arthur Tan, President), of Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. for Outstanding Achievement in Export Marketing; William Tiu Lim, President and CEO, Mega Global Corporation for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Large Scale; Catherine Salimbangon, Vice President of Organique, Inc. for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale; Lourdes Blanquita Banzon Falcon (wife of Raul Falcon - Country Manager) from Procter & Gamble Manufacturing (Thailand Ltd.) for Outstanding Achievement in Overseas Marketing; Carlo Katigbak, CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation, voted Marketing Company of the Year; David Guerrero, Creative Chairman, BBDO Guerrero Inc. for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications; Dr. Nol Montalbo, CEO, Mont Albo Wellness Corp. for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Small Scale; Dr. Carl Mark Miniano, Dean, College of Business Administration, Adamson University, Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Education; and Benjie Yap, Vice President, Homecare and Foods of Unilever Philippines, for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management.

These awardees will join the elite group of The Agora Circle, composed of world-class Filipino marketers who displayed out-of-the-box thinking and trailblazing achievements. The Agora Circle’s mission is to enable the sharing of strategies and best organization practices to further enrich the Philippine marketing industry.

Past PMA President (1991), Past Agora Awardee (1994) and Chairman of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., Josiah L. Go, is the Chairman of the Board of Judges for the Agora Awards.

The 36th Agora is organized by the Philippine Marketing Association. Dubbed as the “Oscars of Philippine Marketing,” The 36th Agora was held recently at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.

Invest in a new refrigerator--- it's a must!

Here is one must read article for all homemakers.

Refrigerator units have seen drastic improvements over the last decade. What your mom used to own may look similar on the outside but what is inside may no longer match the technology of the recent models.  Whether it’s your first time buying a refrigerator or replacing the old clunker you have, careful consideration needs to be taken before making your purchase. Refrigerators are long-term appliance investments and taking the time to study the features and how they fit your needs will help you enjoy this big purchase in the next few years.

Phillip Trapaga, General Manager of Midea Philippines expresses, “The advantage of updating your home appliances is that you also get to enjoy technologies that better suit the standards of your modern lifestyle. With our lifestyles changing, it is normal to expect our technologies to keep up with them.”

First thing to consider when shopping for a new refrigerator is its electric consumption. Old fridges may use up to more than twice the energy of a new model. This means electricity is not being used efficiently and leads to higher utility bills.

“Appliances operating at lower energy rates are now very popular among homeowners because of the heightened awareness about the country’s current power situation,” says Trapaga. He continues, “Still, these consumers still look for quality and features that can meet their high standards.”

The French Door Refrigerator from global appliance manufacturer Midea is a good example of how energy efficiency meets quality. This home partner cuts down on electrical consumption by almost half than the conventional refrigerator, making it friendly to electric bills.

Innovative refrigerator models keep food fresh for a longer period of time compared to old fridges. Equipped with High Moisture Retention Technology, Midea French Door Refrigerator maintains an optimum level of humidity that keeps food fresh for a longer period of time. This is complemented by the Multi-airflow System which makes sure the temperature in each compartment is uniform. 

Additionally, this model from Midea has a UV light feature called the Photocatalytic Degradation Technology which aids in the breakdown of pesticides found in fruits and vegetables, making them safer for consumption. At the same time it’s also equipped with Photosynthetic Preservation Technology which replicates the natural environment of fruits and veggies prolonging their lifespan.
Be on the look-out for special features that only recent units have. Midea’s French Door Refrigerator’s Ice Maker and Japanese Ag+ filter block which purifies the water, ensuring in clear ice cubes ready in the freezer.

The size of the fridge which mainly depends on the needs of your family should also be taken into consideration. With new and clever designs of the new models, you can store up to a month-worth of supplies which means less trips to the grocery.

Midea’s French Door Refrigerator can fit up to 20 baskets of groceries. Social butterflies who love throwing parties will also be pleased with its roomy interiors which can accommodate large platters, trays, and serving dishes. Its two doors that open in the middle also double as shelf space for condiments and canned drinks.

Aesthetics should never be compromised for quality and efficiency. Midea makes sure that all its appliances fit into modern homes with their tasteful and stylish designs. The Midea French Door Refrigerator’s stainless steel design adds a sophisticated touch to any kitchen layout.

Trapaga concludes, “This is the advantage of modern appliances. They are designed with the consumer in mind, but on a more personal level. They are not just home appliances anymore but more of life partners.”

To learn more about Midea’s French Door Refrigerator and other home solutions, visit and like their Facebook page at for updates.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tutuban Center honors Gat Andres Bonifacio on his 152nd birthday

Tutuban Center honored one of the country’s most recognized heroes, Gat Andres Bonifacio, via a solemn wreath-laying ceremony held today at the Bonifacio marker site fronting Tutuban’s main building to commemorate the celebrated hero. 

(From L-R) Engr. Ted Mosquito, AVP for Safety & Compliance, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Sylvia Tecson, VP for Leasing & Marketing, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Carminda Arevalo, Deputy Executive Director for Administration, National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Obet Asilo, Councilor of 1st District of Manila. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mederma supports the 2015 POGS Run for Mom

The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) successfully held the 2015 POGS Run for Moms at Camp Aguinaldo last Saturday. The theme of the event is "Going the extra mile for maternity care.

Hundreds of runners participated in the 100 meters, 3K, 5k and 10k event.

One of the sponsors of the event is Mederma, a brand that belives that every mother deserves only the greatest care. It is for this reason that Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy has established MederMom – an advocacy campaign that aims to build a community in support of moms. MederMom encourages mothers to support and care for other mothers who may have limited access to maternal care.

Mederma held a media roundtable activity after the POGS run where officers of the brand discussed their ongoing and future initiatives and activities.
Expectant mothers are facing challenging situations. No matter the challenges of pregnancy though, they will always put the care of their families first. In turn, MederMom can give them the care that they need during this delicate period in order to make their journey towards motherhood a Belly Beautiful one.

As part of this advocacy, Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy, together with Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), dedicated a special run for MederMoms last November 21 at Camp Aguinaldo. Mederma® and POGS will continue to work hand in hand in introducing workshops and programs that will support access to maternal care in the country.

Mederma® has taken expectant moms all over the world to a belly beautiful journey. Carefully formulated with Onion Extract, Centella Asiatica and Hyaluronic Acid, it’s clinically proven to have a triple restore action that softens, smoothens and replenishes skin in as early as two weeks of regular use.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

The benefits of taking a shower with warm water

Having a warm shower after a long day is one of life’s simplest luxuries. There is something calming about taking your time standing under the flow of warm water.

But did you know that there is more to showers than just washing away impurities and relaxing tired muscles? Other than being a regular part of our daily hygiene, taking warm showers can actually be considered a healthy routine. Here are four health benefits that will convince you to stay longer in the bathroom.

1. They are effective pick-me-uppers - Studies have proven that there is a science behind the calming qualities of warm showers. Showering with warm water helps with the production of oxytocin in the body, which is also dubbed as the love or bliss hormone due to its calming effect on behavior. So the next time you need fast relief from stress, run yourself a warm shower.

2. They help detoxify the body - Warm showers offer more than just stress relief. Evidence shows that this simple routine can help detoxify the body as well. The steam from hot showers opens pores and induces sweating, which then triggers the release of toxins.

3. They are an instant solution to a cold - Need instant relief for a cold? Hot showers are also an easy solution. Steam aids in moisturizing nasal passages which help with decongestion.

4. They give you better zzz’s - Warm showers also induce better sleep. Not only are they a treat in cold weather, they also trigger body temperature changes that promote better rest. Taking a shower with warm water before bedtime raises the body’s temperature, after which it will gradually lower once exposed to cooler air. This shift triggers the body to produce melatonin, which then cues the body to feel sleepy.

Taking warm showers are definitely a quick and easy option to enjoy these health benefits. For some though, the challenge lies in the very simple act of heating water. This shouldn’t be the case, especially with modern home technology taking the need for manual water heating out of the picture.

Global home appliance manufacturer Midea makes this easy with its line of water heaters that promise quick and safe heating without ballooning electric bills. Available in four models (Basic Single Point, Single Point with Pump, Single Point without Pump and Multi Point), this home necessity answers all the common water heating problems of households.

Midea’s Water Heaters are equipped with safety sensors to ensure that they do not overheat, cause scalding and accidental electric shocks. They are also designed to be energy efficient, with a 10-minute shower costing a very affordable 8php in your power bill.

The Midea Water Heaters also promise instant and accurate heating performance through its advanced heating technology. No need for clueless estimates and long waiting times for the water to warm up; these units provide instant relief in seconds.

As simple as this daily routine is, it does provide grand benefits for the health and overall well-being. Just find the right home partner that can help you get the best out of your usual home showers.
To learn more about Midea’s water heaters and other home appliances, visit or like them on Facebook for the latest updates at

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Keeping your voice healthythe easy way

Here's a good news to fellow moms who looks for alternative ways to get the health benefits of ginger or salabat. Read on to know more.

In many Filipino households, ginger has long been used as a remedy all for a number of ailments. Its root, when taken either as a tea or chewed like a candy, offers numerous health benefits like improved digestion and reduced intestinal disorders, relieved pain and reduced inflammation associated with arthritis, a preventive for nausea and motion sickness, and even as a therapy to lower cholesterol levels.

Did you know that ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that relieve pain throughout the body? In fact, these are the same compounds that relieve inflammation of the mucous membranes, which makes one susceptible to colds, sore throats and coughing. Nearly every culture in the world has been using ginger specifically for vocal and respiratory complaints.

Truth is, Filipinos associate ginger with salabat, the local herbal infusion to treat colds, coughs, fevers, and sore throats. In fact, many popular singers attest to the power of salabat in taking care of their voices, citing it as one of the secrets in protecting their main asset in performing and ultimately making a living.

Salabat is also a constant companion of professionals who use their voices in their line of work, from professional speakers, teachers and even call center agents. Having to talk constantly can put a strain on the throat and could have an adverse effect on one’s voice. They use salabat to ease the throat due to excessive speaking

Making a cup of salabat is not a complicated one. All you need is some fresh ginger and hot water. Many find its spicy herbal taste soothing to the throat, while a cup of warm ginger tea is a great way to relax during a busy day.

Wouldn’t it be great if you can enjoy the benefits of ginger any time of the day? It might be inconvenient to be carrying around your own stash of fresh ginger to steep a cup of warm herbal tea.

If you want to enjoy the advantages of ginger, here’s a convenient way to enjoy its health benefits. Gingerbon is the first chewy candy that is made from fresh ginger available in the Philippine market. Produced by Kapal Api

Group, one of Indonesia’s biggest companies, Gingerbon has been received positively around Asia and even as far away as Russia and South Africa.

Gingerbon is made from real ginger that has been formed into candy. The touch of sugar softens the herbal flavor of ginger, making it enjoyable to chew up any time of the day.

Gingerbon comes in two variants: regular, with the warm, ginger flavor you can expect from a cup of salabat, and extra strong, for those who prefer a more potent taste.

It comes in two different pack sizes. The 20-gram pack is handy, making it easy to carry in your bag, while the larger 125-gram pack has enough candy to fill a jar and store on at home or the office.

Gingerbon is distributed locally by ADP Industries Corp. It is available in leading drugstores, supermarkets, and groceries nationwide.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Premium HyC150 featured at Health and Wellness Fair 2015

Ms. Cory Quirino, health and wellness guru
Premium HyC150 participated in the recent Health and Wellness Fair 2015 at the Rockwell Tent together with other organic brands and food preparations. The event, organized by ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) together with G Stuff Inc., gathered over 70 beauty and wellness brands to showcase products that nourish the mind, heart and soul.

During the three-day fair, beauty and wellness guru Cory Quirino shared her secrets to looking, feeling and living young in an exclusive talk to guests mentioning the benefits of Premium HyC 150 for younger, healthier looking skin. Ms. Quirino said, “One can start a daily regimen at the age of 25 which is the age when we start to deplete our normal supply of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the body.” Aside from constantly pampering oneself, she suggested having at least five meals during the day rather than the standard three full meals. She also taught breathing exercises to calm and relax the body.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. chairperson Gina Lopez (R) and Antonio Crisanto (L), general manager of BrightRay Enterprises.

An organic health supplement that is considered to be a secret weapon of women is Premium HyC150. It delays the signs of aging, as well as maintains smooth, supple and youthful looking skin. Manufactured by Fine Japan Co. Ltd, its active ingredients of ubiquinol, hyaluronic acid and collagen that nourish and hydrate the skin, support the body’s tissues, and serve as a potent antioxidant. The combined action of these active ingredients not only helps women stay healthy and radiant, but also promotes a sense of positive well-being.

Premium HyC150 is available at selected Watsons stores nationwide, as well on Lazada Philippines at

For more information, visit its website at; like its Facebook page; follow on Twitter @HyC150 or Instagram @HyC150; or call (02) 5467297, 09177750779.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The fight against asthma starts at home with the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier

Asthma continues to be one of the most common chronic diseases in the Philippines. Almost 11 million Filipinos suffer from it, according to a report by the Asthma Insights and Reality in the Asia Pacific. It is also, sadly, the most common disease behind childhood morbidity.

Asthma, however, is a manageable disease. There are now a number of ways to reduce asthma attacks and strengthen one’s respiratory system, but one of the leading causes for its prevalence – indoor air pollution – may still be widely overlooked.

Indoor air pollution is serious, but it is not as seriously considered as outdoor air pollution. Perhaps it is because it is natural for us to feel safer at home. But unhealthy indoor air is a true barrier to proper asthma management. According to the American Lung Association, poor indoor air quality contributes greatly to the development of chronic lung diseases like asthma.

So how do we manage indoor air pollution?

The key is to be more aware about what constitutes indoor air pollution. The most common pollutants indoor include airborne viruses and bacteria, molds, pet dander, pollen, and adhering odors. For such, adapting a more stringent hygiene is vital. However, even the cleanest household can still have poor indoor air. That is why any household can use an effective air purifier like Sharp’s Plasmacluster Air Purifier.

Plasmacluster Air Purifier is the perfect indoor air companion for asthmatics. Equipped with Plasmacluster Ion Technology, which releases positive and negative ions that eliminate airborne viruses and allergens by up to 99%, it is also made more effective by True HEPA Filter, which captures 99.97% of common asthma triggers as tiny as 0.3 microns, so nothing can escape it. With a Seal of Approval from the British Allergy Foundation, the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier has been proven effective in making indoor air safer and healthier to breathe.

Asthma may be a debilitating disease, but it can also be properly managed. Making your home safe for asthmatics, with the help of Plasmacluster Air Purifier from Sharp, is the first step.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Exciting Halloween surprises await at Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Over the years, Halloween has shed its forbidding reputation and transformed into one of the most celebrated events of the year. It is that one time when ghost stories are welcomed, when spooking people can get you a bag of candies as a reward. In the Philippines, Halloween has become a favorite occasion of people of all ages.

The spookiest season of the year takes an exciting, family-oriented turn with Sky Ranch’s Halloween event, Chills and Thrills! Scary, funny, spooky, or magical, everyone is sure to find something enjoyable in this exciting pre-Halloween celebration hosted by one of Tagaytay’s most famous tourist destinations.

Exciting activities await parents and children alike on Sunday, October 18 at Sky Ranch Tagaytay. Everyone is encouraged to come in their best Halloween costumes and join the interactive trick-or-treat prepared by some of Sky Ranch’s partners.

The pre-Halloween event promises a day filled with fun, games, and food with just the perfect twist of spook! Marching bands and a majestic fireworks display will open and close the day.
Kids will definitely enjoy participating in these exciting games “Pop goes the pumpkin” sponsored by Kenny Rogers Roasters; “Hotdog eating contest” by Dogs in D’ Ranch; and “Pin the Wart on the Witch” by Krispy Kreme.

Go all out and join the Scary, Funny, Spooky, and Magical costume categories and get a shot at bagging the grand prize of the day. Of course, everyone can also enjoy the 19 heart-pounding rides and picturesque view only Sky Ranch can offer.

The park opens at 8 AM, with an entrance fee of Php80 per head. Kids 3ft and below are free of entrance. Registration for the Halloween costume contest starts at 10 AM, with the Trick of Treat Parade starting at 11am.

Sky Ranch Tagaytay is a 5.5-hectare development by SM Prime Holdings, Inc. under Commercial Properties Group and Family Entertainment Center, Inc, (FECI). From Manila, Sky Ranch is accessible through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) exit to Santa Rosa, Laguna. From there, coast along the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Rd. up to Tagaytay’s famous hills and landscapes.

Sky Ranch Tagaytay is open daily from 10 AM to 10 PM during weekdays and 8 AM to 10 PM during weekends.

For more information about Sky Ranch Tagaytay, visit its Facebook page (, Twitter and Instagram (@SkyRanchPHL) or reach them through phone (8570100 loc 1450) or email at

About SM Prime:
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is the property arm of the SM Group of Companies, which has major business interests in banking and retail sectors apart from property segment. SM Prime has developed key establishments in the residential, office, hotels and other leisure-oriented projects.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Be scar less and flawless with Vine’s CO2 laser

Scarring is part of the body’s healing process but scars need not stay on your skin forever. The same goes with skin hyperpigmentation. But through innovative solutions discovered by dermatologists, many patients are now faced with several alternatives on how to improve their skin condition.

One of the latest methods out there is the fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment. According to Dr. Emehly Sevilla of Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics, both young and old may undergo the treatment.  In fact, her youngest patient was seven years old. Indications of the CO2 laser treatment include deep scars, big pores, stretch marks, fine lines, and skin conditions like syringomas, milias, warts, keloids, melasma, freckles, and hyperpigmentation in the face, underarm, under butt, knees, elbows, fingers and toes. It can also treat dark lines and ‘chicken skin’ on underarms.

Aside from erasing marks and blemishes, it is also a good anti-aging tool and can be done along with other treatments. Vine’s extensive and simple programs work in synergy for optimum effect. Dr. Sevilla said she erases wrinkles with fractional carbon dioxide laser and proceeds with the Botox procedure.

“If the patients do not have skin problems but want to tighten their pores, wants to have skin rejuvenation and remove fine lines, fractional carbon dioxide laser can do that. It’s a good maintenance as well. Even some 25-year olds already have mini-lines on their forehead because of the lifestyle today, so this treatment is the answer,” said Dr. Sevilla.

In the past, doctors only based their evaluation on the visual and history of the patient (background of what really happened) to know how deep the problem is. With the new fractional carbon dioxide laser machine, its skin analyzer can accurately assess the skin problem and recommend the ideal operation. It can tell if the skin is moist or dry and will set itself to the safest setting that the patient needs. However, Dr. Sevilla said that the new machine can also be set manually if the doctor wishes to.

"If you overset the treatment for a certain problem because you’re only visually only looking at it, it may cause inflammatory hyperpigmentation that will leave dark marks,” noted Sevilla.

The advantage of fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment is that it is measurable, precise and safe. “The problem with peels is that you cannot control its absorption. There are patients where you put this percentage and they would absorb and peel so much, but if you apply the same percentage to other patients who have thicker skin, they won’t peel that much,” explained Dr. Sevilla.

Furthermore, she said that with needling procedures, doctors can only base on the visuals and history taking so it may not be precise.

For safety, the doctor, nurse and patient wear goggles during the whole procedure which usually lasts for 15 to 20 minutes. If the area to be treated is near the eyes, they use micropore tape so that the eyes remain closed.

“Laser is okay with treating eye bag area but for safety reasons, we don’t recommend treating on the upper eyelid (on top of eyeballs) even if the depth can be controlled,” remarked Dr. Sevilla.

Before the procedure, anesthesia cream is applied on the skin. It takes 30 minutes to numb the face and one hour for extremities. A slight discomfort may be felt on the first session. But none of that will happen in the succeeding sessions, said Dr. Sevilla. She explained that the tip of the machine emits air and distracts the patient from any possible pain.

The procedure will leave the patient with pinkish skin. To go back to their daily activities, patients need to undergo cryoporation before leaving the center to close the pores, relax the skin and infuse more serum. Post laser cream is given to enhance cell repair.

After getting the laser treatment, avoid eating chicken, seafood and eggs. Do not wash the face or put on makeup for at least 12 hours after the treatment but sunblock lotion can be used as long as the skin has already absorbed the serum. Patients can come back for another session as early as two weeks but normal protocol is a month.

However, not everyone can just go and get the procedure. Contraindications include chronic skin diseases like psoriasis, allergies, fungal infection, eczema, rashes, measles and chicken pox. “Treat the skin problem first before doing the laser. But if the area to be treated is far a
way from area with disease, laser can be done,” related Dr. Sevilla.

Vine Aesthetics is located at Unit 2H Mezzanine Level, Grand Hamptons Tower II, 1st Ave. cor. 31st St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For inquiries, call tel. nos. 09178590642, 217-2687, 843-3023, email or visit

Friday, October 2, 2015

Emily Abrera: Passion beyond recognition

Advertising legend Emily Abrera, Chairman Emeritus of McCann Erickson Philippines.
The Agora Awards, hosted by the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA), ushers its 36th anniversary through a showcase of another breakthrough in the marketing industry—The Agora Circle Conference. To be held this coming October 21 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the gathering will feature former winners of the reputable Agora Awards. The assembly is set to be another inspirational and educational session, with the past winners sharing first-hand stories on how they developed their winning marketing strategies.

Agora BEST Talks chairman Donald Lim shares that the PMA decided to revive this initiative as an inspiration for marketing professionals and students. He says, “This year, we decided to revive it, because we saw that people are really looking for avenues to learn more about marketing, its trends and innovations. They really wanted to get in touch with new marketing tips.”

This year’s Agora Circle Conference follows the theme “Fifty Shades of Marketing Darker” and takes off from PMA’s “Fifty Shades of Marketing” held last July.

The conference will be open to members of the academe, industry professionals, and students. Speakers will be discussing topics that are of interest to the local marketing industry such as topics on branding, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and technology.

One of the speakers to be featured at the Agora Circle Conference is advertising legend Emily Abrera, who received the Agora Award for Marketing Management in 1995.

Abrera, who is chairman emeritus of McCann Erickson Philippines, quipped that the Agora award she bagged was totally unexpected.

“It was a nice thing to have at that time. Years later though, you discover that an award is simply a recognition of something you’ve done at a certain point in time.”

She elaborates, “What you do with people, talents and skills, and what you do later on after you have left the field you were comfortable in, I think, is a greater measure of how well you have used your knowledge.”

Abrera joined McCann-Erickson Philippines as creative group head in 1978, and became executive creative director in 1981. In January 1992, she was named president/chief executive officer of McCann-Erickson Philippines, acknowledged as the leading advertising agency in the Philippines since 1987. In January 1999, she assumed the chairmanship of McCann-Erickson Philippines.

Under her leadership, McCann rose to prominence for its creative products, social awareness programs, and business success. She is among the few creative talents who have held top agency position, as highlighted in August 2002 at the Ad Summit by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies-Philippines, where she was honored as one of the “25 Mavericks in Philippine Advertising.”

Although she has since retired from the advertising business, Abrera is involved with Foundation for Communication Initiatives Inc. (FOCI), a non-profit advocacy and development communications group.

With success after success under her belt, one would think Abrera knows the industry like the back of her hand. When asked about the advice she has for newbies, however, the advertising legend gave simple, heartfelt words.

“Follow your passion. That was how it was for me so it never felt like work. It continues to be my passion today.”

She closes, “I manage to use what I’ve learned and what I know for something good, something that could benefit a greater number of people. We’re happy when we can do that.”

For details and reservations, visit For information about the Philippine Marketing Association, visit

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Be part of the Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015

Are you in already? 10 StartUp Innovators will have a chance to "Pitch In" at Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015

Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 is happening on November 25, 2015 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig from 8AM to 6PM with more than 20 speakers and expecting 300 attendees plus 30 exhibitors to showcase their products and services.

The main objective of the event is to empower the start ups and traditional organizations to adopt E-Commerce & to learn from the following sessions and discussions about; EPrivacy, Elogistics, EPayments, Market Analysis, Digital Marketing, CRM, Strategy, E- Commerce and Going Global.

The organizers will present also 10 Start Up Innovators who submitted their profiles to share to the attendees their products and services and possibly to meet their prospective partners. We are giving each Start Up Companies 5 minutes to present their innovation, company profiles, products and services for everyone to see.

#AECoE is not just about learning, empowerment and inspiration but a potential future collaboration that’s why we allot time for networking. Speakers confirmed are as follows plus 5 more awaiting for their confirmation;

•       Constantin Robertz- Managing Director, Zalora
•       Lars Jeppesen- CEO, Tech One Global
•       Jacqueline Van Den Ende- Managing Director, Lamudi
•       Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber
•       Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Club Filipino
•       Subir Lohani- Managing Director, Carmudi
•       Chinkee Tan- Book Author and Radio Host
•       Robert Yupangco- CEO, Yupangco Group of Companies
•       Frederic Levy- Founder & CEO, CashCashPinoy
•       Camille Montejo- CEO, Tree Top Adventure Inc.
•       Bjorn Pardo- CEO, Xend Business Solutions
•       Quentin Boucher- Managing Director, Ensogo
•      Amor Maclang- Director for Communications, Geiser Maclang Marketing Communications Inc.
•      Mannix Pabalan- CEO, Hashtag Digital

•       Chris Kiklas- President, EmLogis
•       Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creativoices Production
•       Spanky Enriquez- Corporate Communications Consultant

Speakers are leaders from different industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region. Attendees are senior business people, high-ranking government officials and media journalists.

Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) is expecting 300 visitors & up to 30 companies to share their products and services in the expo. For more info please check & for partnership/sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at

Registration Fee per delegate:  Php 3,000.00 (Inclusion: Snacks, Elegant Lunch, Conference and Expo.)

3 easy steps to register.

1. Deposit the registration fee to
TAG Media and Public Relations
BPI Checking Account # 1680 0010 29

2. Scan the deposit slip
3. Send the scanned copy to

For those who are interested in the "Pitch In" Session. You can still submit your profile for the chance to "pitch in" on or before September 30, 2015. The chosen companies will be included in the program/agenda.

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Ansdroid and Windows Smartphones from Acer

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for your techie loved ones and friends? Here are some of the latest offerings of Acer that you might want to check out.

Acer announces six new Liquid smartphones; four running Android 5.1 and two with Windows 10. The handsets feature sleek, curved chassis with upgraded front-facing cameras, wide-angle lenses and enhanced audio.

All Acer Liquid smartphones announced today share several features that improve the overall enjoyment of the technology in consumers’ hands, whether it’s watching movies, snapping selfies, or listening to music. Innovations such as Acer BluelightShield™ ² which controls users’ exposure of blue light from the screen and DTS Studio Sound™ ² gives high-quality audio performance for music and movies. Phone fans will appreciate exposure control which allows adjustment of exposure and focus independently to get clear and bright shots, and Bright Magic photo that ensures selfies are always presented in the best lighting conditions.

Other user features through the range include the Acer QuickMode² user interface which provides three customized layout options designed for specific groups of users – Standard Mode for those familiar with a smartphones; Easy Mode for those who are just learning; and Basic Mode that offers a range of protective options for kids. On top of Basic Mode, these handsets all offer Kids Center, a protected environment with parental control. Helping people get the most out of all these features is the Acer Aid Kit², a set of three tools that monitors the phone’s performance, manage battery life, and run the backup and restore center.

“There is a movement among smartphone users at all levels towards using their handsets as digital content and entertainment devices,” noted ST Liew, president of Acer’s Smart Products Business Group. “We focused on bringing these attributes to the forefront in our new models. Enhanced sound, camera and features along with Acer’s easy to use UI makes these models ideal for anyone looking for a first smartphone, or upgrade from a basic model for a superb media experience.”

Liquid Z630 – Big on Power and Size

 Powered by the 64-bit, quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 processor the 5.5-inch Z630 (measuring 156.3 x 77.5 8.9 mm) Android 5.1 handset is ideal for those looking to create, share and enjoy digital content on the go, enabled by 2GB RAM and a standard 16GB of internal memory. It packs a 4000 mAh battery ensures lasting performance from every charge. A HD Zero Air Gap screen with IPS technology extends to house the 8MP wide view angle front lens (capable of 1080p video recording) as well as the 8MP auto-focus rear camera (capable of 1080p video). Connectivity comes through its Cat4 LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 with LE connectivity.

The updated Acer Liquid UI is designed to be more consumer friendly than ever before. Key apps have been designed as “Float Apps” taking up only a portion of the screen so users can see and interact with the desktop below. This feature is available for maps, browser, notes, calendar and more, along with “Float Caller” which lets an incoming call pop up as a mini window for the user to choose whether to answer or reply with quick messages without interrupting the current session completely.

The Z630 is also equipped with AcerEXTEND which connects wirelessly to a compatible laptop or PC and lets you view the phone’s home screen in a phone-shaped emulator box on the computer. Enabling functions like webpage and document sharing, full screening, drag and drop organization, messaging, typing and simplifies managing files and switching from personal to professional mode using the same device. Acer will also offer the Liquid Z630S model powered by an octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.

Liquid Z530 – Perfect Selfie Smartphone

Also powered by the 64-bit, quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 processor, the 5-inch Z530 (measuring 144 x 70.3 x 8.9 mm) Android 5.1 phone is an intelligent device for those serious about their selfies. Focusing on sharp display and quality images and supported by 1GB/2GB RAM and 8GB/16GB storage (depending on market), the Vivid Color display; 84 degree wide-angle front facing 8MP selfie lens; Cat4 LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR connectivity; Acer QuickTouch controls and ergonomic design all contribute to this social media optimized phone. The Android 5.1 handset features a HD IPS screen with Zero Air Gap to ensure bright rendering of color. Photo enhancements presented by Gourmet Mode for food photographers automatically adjusts color temperature and style for pictures of dishes; Touch to capture for focusing and capturing photos with just one touch; Smile Shutter to capture smiles as they happen and much more. Also featuring the Acer Liquid UI, the handset is designed for anyone looking to explore the real benefits of carrying a camera with them wherever they go.

Acer will also offer the Liquid Z530S model powered by an octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.

Liquid Z330/M330 – Android or Windows 10 for Everyone
As an ideal first phone or an excellent backup to an existing handset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MS 8909) processor powered 4.5-inch Z330/M330 (measuring 136 x 66.5 x 9.6 mm) mixes ease of use with quality audio and visual capabilities to introduce its users to just how much fun a smartphone can be without challenging them technologically. Offering 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, the simple, sleek design adds a subtle curve to the chassis, making this phone a pleasure to hold. Designed and built to look and perform the same, the only difference in these handsets is that the M330 runs on Windows 10 and the Z330 uses the Android 5.1 platform, providing everyone with a choice to suit their needs The FWVGA wide view angle screen complements the 5MP front facing and 5MP rear camera to create great results even for the amateur phone photographer, and the Acer Liquid UI (Android only) simplicity is built in from the start for non-stop enjoyment. Connectivity comes in the form of Cat4 LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR connectivity.

The Android based Z330 offers features such as Gourmet mode, Favorite Shot and Bright Magic Selfie and find the perfect settings for the occasion with the Quick Menu for choosing camera modes. The handsets also feature the Acer Liquid UI, making phone use intuitive, and personalization an easy task.

Liquid Z320/M320 – Pocket Friendly Android or Windows 10
 As with the Z330/M330, the Z320/M320 is aimed at those looking for a great first smartphone or a feature packed second phone and its OS is identified by the model letter (Z for Android, M for Windows 10). Powered by the Qualcomm MSM 8209 processor, the 4.5-inch handset (measuring 136 x 66.5 x 9.6 mm) is a media and rich content friendly device, perfect for introducing a user to social media, sharing and phone photography. It offers 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, a FWVGA wide view angle screen and 2MP front facing and 5MP rear camera. This handset comes with a standard 3G modem, and includes WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR connectivity.

Pricing and Availability:

    The Acer Liquid Z630 will be available in EMEA in September with prices starting at €199.
    The Acer Liquid Z530 will be available in EMEA inOctober with prices starting at €149.
    The Acer Liquid Z330 will be available in EMEA inOctober with prices starting at €129.
    The Acer Liquid M330 will be available in EMEA inDecember with prices starting at €129.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via not audio technica

The new products were unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA Berlin in Germany, where the company announced its latest devices and solutions for gamers and consumers for the holiday season. Visit Acer’s booth at IFA 2015 in MesseBerlin (Hall 12/101) or learn about the new product range on

Acer announces six new Liquid smartphones; four running Android 5.1 and two with Windows 10. The handsets feature sleek, curved chassis with upgraded front-facing cameras, wide-angle lenses and enhanced audio - See more at:
Acer announces six new Liquid smartphones; four running Android 5.1 and two with Windows 10. The handsets feature sleek, curved chassis with upgraded front-facing cameras, wide-angle lenses and enhanced audio - See more at:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Help fight symptoms of menopause with HyC150

For many women, menopause is a difficult time in their lives. A natural biological process that signals the decline of reproductive hormones and the end of fertility, the onset of its symptoms might be disruptive that they can trigger anxiety attacks and feelings of sadness or loss. Symptoms include irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, mood swings, weight gain and slowed metabolism, thinning hair and dry skin, lower energy, and loss of body fullness. These signs can manifest in some women as early as in their 40s and may last for a couple of years.

There are a number of therapies that help mitigate the symptoms of menopause. Hormonal therapy replaces naturally produced hormones that are depleted during this stage in life. It prevents the onset of a number of ailments that set in including osteoporosis and heart problems. Some lifestyle changes also help alleviate symptoms such as low energy, sleeplessness, stress, weight gain and diabetes. The use of supplements addresses issues concerning skin, hair and bones.

Mature women around the world are discovering the benefits offered by collagen drinks. One such product is Premium HyC150, which has been described as a modern-day fountain of youth. Manufactured by Fine Japan Co. Ltd., it is a woman’s secret weapon to staying healthy, vibrant and radiant even during menopause. It helps women stay beautiful inside and out, while providing strength and vitality to meet the challenges of their daily lives. By making them feel good about themselves, they can face head on whatever difficult symptoms menopause might bring them.

Premium HyC150 comes in ready-to-mix sachets that could easily fit in one’s handbag or purse. With regular use, women can prevent the signs of aging from manifesting. Within just a few days, they can see results in the form of the disappearance of wrinkles, fairer and brighter skin, improved vision, and better muscle and bone strength.

Premium HyC150 combines three youth-inducing elements for a more potent supplement drink: collagen, hyaluronic acid, and ubiquinol.   These elements are also aided by other active ingredients like vitamin C, biotin, elastin and pearl coix.

Collagen is one of the most abundant groups of proteins in the human body and is the major component of connective tissue. It provides structural support throughout the body where it is found in the skin, muscle, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones. It is important to remember that 70 percent of the skin is composed of collagen.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is nature’s moisturizer, a gel-like water-holding molecule that acts as space filler and cushioning agent in the body. Approximately 50 percent of HA in our body resides in skin tissues, since it nourishes and hydrates the skin to make it look young. Aside from making the skin look younger, HA lubricates the joints and eye tissues helping prevent dry eyes. It helps regenerate healthy gums. It also supports, nourishes, and hydrates the deep layers of the scalp for healthy, lustrous hair. It promotes better nutrient absorption and helps regulate protein to promote wound healing.

Ubiquinol is a substance naturally produced by the body to protect it from environmental toxins that enter it, damage its cells, and injure its systems. It also slows down any weakening of vessel walls, nerve tissue, and organ linings brought about by physical harm, pollution, poor diet, and the normal wear and tear that comes with age.

Premium HyC150 is the only beverage that combines these three powerful nutrients, effectively releasing significant benefits to the body. Based on clinical studies done in Japan, North America, and Europe, about 93 percent of users reported improved hair, nails, and skin with continued use. Although results vary per individual, it only takes one to two weeks to see the positive changes.

Premium HyC150 is available at selected Watsons stores nationwide, as well on Lazada Philippines at

For more information, visit its website at; like its Facebook page; follow on Twitter @HyC150 or Instagram @HyC150; or call (02) 5467297, 09177750779.

Mahalagang Paalala: Ang HyC150 ay hindi gamot at hindi dapat gamiting panggamot sa anumang uri ng sakit.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Daewoong announces release of NABOTA Expert’s Journal

Launch of “Experts Journa”l with roster of Doctors who helped Dra. Puyat (bottom right photo, left) developed  the journal and their country brand manager, Mr. Christopher Cachuela, ( bottom right photo,left most).

Following the successful launch of Nabota (Clostridium Botulinum Toxin Type A),  Daewoong Pharma Phils., the exclusive marketing arm of Nabota in the Philippines reinforces its partner doctors with the official release of its NABOTA EXPERT’S JOURNAL.

The “Expert’s Journal” is aimed at enhancing the skills of doctors on proper documentation when injecting toxin and filler. It also seeks to educate doctors on facial anatomy and proper position of filler and toxin. Morever, the Expert Journal will include precautionary measures during complications and how to avoid it.

The launch of Nabota Expert’s Journal will take place before selected media delegates, Nabota clinical advisors, partner doctors, and officials from Daewoong Pharma.

The Expert Journal is complementary to Nabota’s world-class standards. Developed from bio-technology of over 30 years of know-how and manufactured from Daewoong’s world class GMP, Nabota is the latest Clostridium Botulinum Toxin Type that boasts of High Purity at 98.7 % which is the highest in the field today.

Daewoong revolutionized the production of botulinum toxin through a patented process. Nabota was produced in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility to ensure that it delivers the highest quality of botulinum toxin possible. Nabota secured the international standard quality with the latest patent. Nabota boasts of 100% botulinum toxin complex, with no impurities.

Two months after the launch of Nabota last June 25, it has already dominated most areas in the Philippines and has exceeded their target for the quarter. Given the success in the local market, it’s country brand manager, Christopher Cachuela plans to be more aggressive towards expanding its sales field force to reach all major cities by the end of this year.

To learn more about NABOTA, visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ms. Tourism Philippines partners with Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics

Ms. Tourism Philippines 2015 candidates
All roads lead on July 30, 2015 as the Grand Coronation Night for the Ms. Tourism Philippines 2015 takes center stage at Solaire Resort and Casino.

Sharing in the advocacy of promoting “Beauty Tourism”, Ms. Tourism Philippines 2015 partners with Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics as the pageant’s Official Beauty Provider.

Ms. Tourism Philippines prides itself on being one of the biggest national beauty pageants that does not only focus on beauty, talent and intelligence but also aims to promote the global culture, peace, art and tradition. This pageant showcases both the unique beauty of a Filipina and the diversity of our regions' socio-cultural heritage. In effect, it promotes our various tourist spots in the country and values as well.

Ms. Canlubang tried Oxygen Hyradation and facial contouring.
“Bring out the best in you” is the mantra of Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics. Supervised by Beauty and Wellness expert, Dra. Emehly Sevilla, Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics offers the best in innovative treatments and personalized care. The clinic provides a comprehensive range of medical aesthetic treatment with very minimal or no downtime. This includes laser skin treatments, non-surgical facelifts, fillers, botox, peels, facials, non-invasive body contouring and many more.

Ms. Camarin-Caloocan enjoying her Tri-shaper experience at Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics. 
50 candidates are vying for this year’s Ms. Tourism Philippines. Coveted titles are at stake - MISS TOURISM WORLD 2015 to represent our country in Japan, MISS TOURISM UNIVERSE 2015 in Beirut Lebanon, MISS ECO-TOURISM and QUEEN OF ASIA. A special award for Ms. Vine Tourism will also be given on the Coronation Night.

Miss Tourism-Philippines will have a delayed telecast on August 9 over at GMA News TV.
Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics is located at Unit 2H Mezzanine Level THE GRAND HAMPTONS TOWER II 1ST Avenue Corner 31ST Street BGC Taguig City Telephone: +639178590642, +639176315883, +63 2 2172687, +63 2 8433023; E-mail: