Saturday, February 25, 2017


I was very thankful to Mr. Jasper “Jay Mante” Maguiguad, HICC PR and Communications Head for inviting me to their first ever HICC Media Launch yesterday. And I would like to congratulate them for the success of their event. Also I am very happy to meet and talk personally Dra. Imelda “Meddie” Eddollon, MT, MD, NMD in going into integrative medicine – a medical approach different from the conventional one that Filipinos are used to.

I learned a lot during the media launch especially the “Future of Medicine Integrative Medicine” which is treating chronic degenerative diseases where the whole person, addressing mind, body, spirit and all aspects involved becoming whole again. Learned a lot also to Chef Arlene Clemente leads HICC's Nutriment campaign especially when she made us a green leafy smoothies. I like her healthy recipes so much.
Chef Arlene Clemente

Dra.Meddie, who has been a medical practitioner for the past eight years believes that integrative medicine is best approach in healing the whole person – not just the body, but the person’s mind and soul as well. Her strong desires to make a difference made her establish the Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC), which combines the best practices of both conventional and alternative medicine on top of her compassionate approach in handling patients. “In the field of medicine, being healthy does not mean the absence of disease. Being healthy means that one achieved a balance of everything,” she said.

According to Dra.Meddie, integrative medicine takes a holistic approach which means that everything about a patient is being treated – their mind, body and soul. It is so encompassing diagnosing a patient can take at least an hour. This field of medical science combines the use of conventional medicine, traditional medicine, herbal medicine, proper and monitored diet, lifestyle modification, psychological analysis and many other approaches depending on the condition of a patient. It establishes that sickness may be brought about by many factors such as medical background, emotional problems, improper diet, constant stress, mental conditions and even environmental conditions.

Dra.Meddie started practicing integrative medicine in 2012 and established HICC in 2015 to cater to the needs of clients or patients who have had long-standing, seemingly incurable illnesses which remained unresolved by standard medical practice and procedures. She spent time in studying many treatment methods and various medical institutions abroad offering alternative medical studies.

She opted to focus on HICC after personally witnessing how integrative medicine saved her father’s life after he suffered from multiple organ failure (lungs, heart and kidney failure). Like many who refuse to give up on their loved ones, Dra. Meddie searched for a cure for her father’s apparently hopeless situation. Her search led her to integrative medicine, which in turn resulted in her father’s survival. He not only survived, but his condition improved and is still improving as of this time.
Since then, Dra.Meddie practiced integrative medicine which is governed by several international protocols. In fact, she is the only Filipino doctor who is recognized by the Gerson Institute in San Diego, California – an institution that introduces a kind of alternative therapy that cures cancer and other chronic diseases. She is also among one of the few medical integrative medicine practitioners in the Philippines, who offer patients a better quality of and a disease-free life.

For more details about HICC and how integrative medicine can change patient’s lives, please contact: Mr. Jasper "Jay Mante" Maguiguad HICC PR and Communications Head 0916-9175054 / 0918-4641137 Holistic Integrative Care Center UG 11, CPT Condominiun, Calle Estacion, Brgy Pio Del Pilar, Makati City. Website: and Like HICC on FACEBOOK search for the following pages:HICC-Holistic Integrative Care Center (

During the event also they introduced: STEMTECH
Mr. Ray Carter

Stemtech Philippines was launched last September 19, 2009 as a branch of Stemtech International, Inc. in Florida, U.S.A. More than a thousand distributors, local and foreign gathered and witnessed the event graced by Stemtech CEO Ray Carter. The event proved to be a success with the signing up eventually of more than 2000 distributors in the next year to come.

The office is well supported with an excellent computer system that allows our distributors to do remote business transaction from ordering to checking their genealogy. At Stemtech, we do not sell our products in stores. Instead, we pay Independent Business Partners – people just like you – to help share our products and income opportunity with others. Our global Distributor team includes people from all walks of life – students, doctors, retirees and at-home parents alike enjoy the benefits of the Stemtech opportunity.

We provide our business partners with the opportunity to earn residual income and the chance to create a future with more choice, more freedom and more of the things that they desire!

Aside from the income, independent business partners will have chances to enjoy life through the incentives and promotions the company introduce from time to time.

More and more Filipino began to benefit from StemEnhance and many also enjoyed the extra earnings as a business partner. Their amazing stories are widely varied from clarity of mind to cardiovascular health and many others. This just shows how Stemtech changes lives and how Stem Enhance improves the quality of life.

With the popularity of Stem Cell Theory, many broadsheets begin to write about this putting StemTech in the limelight. An example of this is an article by columnist Barbara Gonzalez. <Please check this out:> Stemtech Philippines, Inc., 2012 34F Raffles Corp. Center, F. Ortigas Rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City Philippines 02.621.4633 /09279780501

Stemtech’s flagship product, StemEnhance®, is the world's first all-natural supplement documented to support the release of adult stem cells from bone marrow. In a clinical study this extraordinary supplement increased the number of circulating adult stem cells by approximately 3-4 million.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Your Ultimate Summer Pampering Destination Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

Summer is coming. That means hot weather, beach time, shorts, sandals, sundresses--and lots of it. The question is, are you ready?

Not to worry though, we’ve got you covered. Nailaholics, the city’s top urban nail and pampering destination in the country, has been everyone’s go-to destination for the season, so here’s a run-down of things-to-do to keep your skin, tips, and toes summer ready.

Prepare for sandal-season Over the holidays, when the wind blew colder and your legs and feet were clad in tights and boots, it was easy to miss your regular waxing and pedicure appointments. But summer means trading in your warmer outfits for colorful shorts and summer skirts, paired with your favorite flip-flops or sandals. Book an appointment for a pedicure ASAP and jumpstart the season with a waxing session to get your stems ready.

Get ready for summer outfits Legs are a major focus during summer that it’s easy to forget your arms need attention too. Because of the weather, you’ll be baring your arms and shoulders as soon as the wind blows a little warmer. Get them in perfect summer shape by booking a moisturizing treatment, followed by a manicure. Be sure to choose a bright hue on your nails to complement the season.

Make sure you’re super Summer-ready Before you head off for your summer adventure, get yourself primed for the season by getting a head to toe buff and polish. Get Vitamin Sea: Manicure, Pedicure and Foot Spa to stimulate blood flow and leave skin glowing. Be sure to moisturize post treatment by keeping a bottle of Argan oil handy.

Post-holiday Pampering Day A visit to your favorite nail salon isn’t just for pre-holiday beach trips; sometimes, you need vacation from your vacation too. Summer means crowded airports, cramped flights, long road trips—and you’ll need to unwind after. Choose from our menu of spa treatments so that you not only get to relax, you also make sure you’re prepped and ready to go for your next vacation.


All Natural and Safest Waxing Salon opens in SM Calamba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 23 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod and our newest branch Hey Sugar Calamba. To know more, follow them on, and For bookings 09958401584.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Grand Love Month Celebration at the Grand Dame

It was a once in a lifetime experience when Manila Hotel invited me to have a taste of  its LOVE MONTH celebration last February 7, 2017. I felt I was a teeny bobby teenager reliving a dream of the good life. First stop was the awesome Presidential Suite -- so huge with more than 1,000 sq meters space for you and your loved one/s.  Beautiful and romantic are two words that would readily pop out of your mind. It’s overlooking the perfect Manila Bay sunset.

Truly a grand dame that’s elegant, and having extensive experience in the hotel and hospitality business field, Manila Hotel tops in pulling off celebrations of this kind . The presidential suite would be the best place to express the wonderful feeling of falling in love and finding love anew or creatuing beautiful memories----from bespoke proposals to the one you love, engagement parties, tying the knot, honeymoons, babymoons and anything that celebrate love in all forms.

As you enter to the lobby of Manila Hotel you will feel the romantic season, a love tree will be in sight with all the symbols of love hanging in each branch. And if you’re a guest dining in the hotel’s restaurants will get a chance to pick a symbol and win special prizes from the hotel  and to their love month, Rolls-Royce, Jewelmer, Christian Dior, Victoria’s Secret, Calligraffi Novelties, Jo Rubio, Rachy Cuna and other luxury brands.

Now, here’s the thrill of a lifetime: riding the helicopter and the rolls-royce to complete the taste of the love month package.  Even though it was only 5 to 10 minutes experience I was extremely happy and thankful for that very rare experience. I was also lucky to be chosen as one of the winners during the raffle and I got a Victoria’s Secret product. Further,  I had a chance to experience their afternoon tea with tasting portions of the five-course menu paired with fresh fruit juices, champagne, white and red wine, coffee and tea.
With the President and Director of Manila Hotel, Atty. Joey Lina 

The hotel’s  expert team who are very nice were on hand explain everything what they have for the love month of 2017. Sharing to you some here in my blog.

Experience “THE GRAND DAME’S HEART” package inclusive of an overnight stay in one of our Superior Deluxe rooms, two tickets to crooner David Pomeranz’ concert with dinner for two at the Tent City, a buffet breakfast buffet for two at the Café Ilang-Ilang; and the following morning, a one-hour signature massage for one person at The Manila Hotel Spa. Additional amenities include: welcome fruits, unlimited internet access, and a complimentary use of the outdoor pool and Health Club Facilities for only PHP 20,000 nett.

Prestige members get an exclusive Valentine’s package with our “NOSTALGIA WITH LOVE” promotion by booking one of the following suites: the Sunset Suite, Sunrise Suite, Tower Suite, Veranda Suite, or 
Intramuros Suite. All packages comes with a sumptuous buffet breakfast for two at Café Ilang-Ilang, a one-hour signature massage for one person at The Manila Hotel Spa, complimentary pralines, a bouquet of flowers, welcome amenities, and late check-out (4:00 pm), all for PHP 14,500 nett.

Rekindle the flames of love with our “SAY I DO” room promotion inclusive of overnight accommodations, complete with a His and Hers butler attendant in the newly refurbished MacArthur Suite. The package comes with a three-course private in-room dinner with a flutist or violinist playing love songs to set the mood, a bottle of Champagne with His and Hers personalized wine glasses, and a chauffeur-driven luxury car at your service that will take the couple to the hotel and back to their homes. Relax yourself with a one-hour couple’s massage at The Manila Hotel Spa and also enjoy a Prestige Card membership that gives them access to the best offers and services in the hotel. To add more sweetness to the celebration, romantic turn-down amenities from our skilled chocolatiers and a bouquet of Ecuadorian roses will be given to the lady. Lastly, to remind them of their beautiful stay at the hotel, the couple will received a water color portrait souvenir portrait. All these inclusions for only PHP 500,000*nett. Stay period is from 1 to 28 February 2017 and terms and conditions apply.

If you are ready to give it all to your significant other, our “SKY’S THE LIMIT” room package is the perfect one for you. We can help you pop the question or spice up your relationship by renewing your vows. The package is inclusive of a luxurious overnight stay at the Grand Dame’s newly renovated Presidential Suite replete with a sunset helicopter proposal or a private in-room ceremony with a priest or pastor for the renewal of vows.

Your His and Hers 24-hour butler attendant will make sure that you will have everything attended to during the stay. Highlights include a 15-minute sunset helicopter flight around Manila Bay right before sunset to pop the question and made more even more perfect with a bottle of Champagne using His and Hers personalised wine glasses to celebrate that special moment. To make it even more special, there will be a five-course Chef’s table dinner for two at the Presidential Suite, capped with a harpist for the perfect musical entertainment and a special USB with their genre of music. Enjoy a one-hour couple’s massage at The Manila Hotel Spa or the comfort of your own spa room at the Presidential Suite as well as a Prestige Card membership that gives them access to the best offers and services in the hotel. They also receive His and Hers gifts such as cufflinks and stud earrings from Jewelmer, bespoke perfumes from Dior Parfums, made-to-measure His and Hers modern barong by a Filipino fashion designer Jo Rubio, romantic turn-down amenities from our skilled chocolatiers and a bouquet of Ecuadorian roses. To keep the love alive in photograph, and a photo opportunity with the Rolls-Royce car await guests. Furthermore, a chauffeur-driven luxury car will be at disposal and will take you to the hotel and back to your home after the memorable stay. All these for only PHP 1,000,000*nett per night. Stay period is from 1 to 28 February 2017 and terms and conditions apply.

As a treat, guests availing the LOVE MONTH room packages will receive limited edition The Manila Hotel memory sticks for your hearing pleasure with genre specific playlists---baby boomers, generation X and Y, and the millennials.

TMH_Letterhead.jpgFor a more intimate and indulgent atmosphere, dine under crystal palm trees of the famed Champagne Room of The Manila Hotel and delight in a French gastronomic voyage with your special someone. Indulge in foie gras, scallops, and lamb loin for only PHP 7,000 nett for two. When you avail a bottle of Roberto Mondavi Merlot or Chardonnay, you get to take other bottle home with our compliments. Do not forget to ask our team for other wine recommendations as well.

Have an enchanting evening at Cowrie Grill, Greenhills (San Juan) and lavish on a five-course dinner with your loved one. Offerings feature a green salad medley with soft shell crab; prepared table side, garden fresh tomato soup on cheese soufflé, a passion fruit sherbet, an Australian lamb main course, and a mouthwatering French crepe suzette for only PHP 4,800 nett for couple. The Cowrie Grill is located in Greenhills, San Juan and is open daily from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm for lunch; 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for afternoon snacks, and from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner.

Reminisce and share your story of love with the rest of the world by joining our Love in Pen and Paper: A Collection of Manila Hotel Love Stories. Profess your feelings of love, appreciation, and gratitude for your loved one or significant other by writing about them to us. Furthermore, The Manila Hotel invites you to join Love and Rhythm: The Manila Hotel’s Song Writing Contest by declaring your utmost devotion to your loved ones or significant other by being inspired and composing a song! Great prizes await those whose entries will be chosen. To know more about the mechanics of these contests, please visit or

For restaurant reservations, please call our Food and Beverage team at 527-0011 extension 1261-1262. For room reservations, please contact 5270011 extension1175 to 1179 or visit

*Terms and Conditions apply.
For the option of extending your stay at either the Presidential Suite or MacArthur Suite, a special rate will be given.
None of the promotional cards can apply to these promotional room packages.

Positioned as the true heart of the Philippines, The Manila Hotel is the country’s premier five-star and flagship hotel. It is located at One Rizal Park, Manila. For more information, call +632 527 0011 or visit; follow us on Facebook at and on Instagram@themanilahotel.

Appendix A: Love Story Writing Competition

Love in Pen and Paper: A Collection of Manila Hotel Love Stories

Reminisce and share your story of love with the rest of the world by sending them to us and win prizes. Profess your feelings of love, appreciation, and gratitude for your loved one or significant other.

Here’s how to do it:
  1. Write and submit your story of love, either in English or Tagalog, in not more than 2,000 words.
  2. Your story of love is not limited to the stories among couples. It may also be about the love of a mother to her daughter, a friend to a friend, a sibling, a grandmother but in relation to how it was celebrated at The Manila Hotel.
  3. Author must provide a recent photo with the person in his/her story of love as well as proof of the celebration happening at The Manila Hotel.
  4. Author must allow The Manila Hotel to publish their love story on the Hotel’s Facebook page and other Love Month collaterals. The hotel can protect your identity if you so wish.
  5. There are no submission fees.
  6. All submissions must be sent to the before Saturday, 28 February 2017 with the following format:

                        SUBJECT: My Manila Hotel Love Story _(Name)
                        FILE FORMAT: .DOC, .RTF, .PDF
            Or mail to:
                        Room 254, Marketing Department
                        The Manila Hotel
                        One Rizal Park, 0913, Manila

The winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Depth of the Story
  • Relevance
  • Number of likes on Facebook.
  • Three winners will be chosen. The selected winners will receive cash prizes as well as gift certificates.
  • Non-winners will also receive a consolation prize for their participation.
  • Stories, photos, and videos submitted will become the property of The Manila Hotel

Appendix B:Love Song Writing Competition
Love and Rhythm: The Manila Hotel Song Writing Contest

To all music lovers and composers out there! This February, The Manila Hotel invites you to come and join Love and Rhythm: The Manila Hotel’s Song Writing Contest. Declare your utmost devotion to your loved ones or significant other by being inspired and composing a song! Great prizes await those whose song entry will be chosen.

Here’s how to join:
  1. The theme will be about love of any kind – be it love for your significant other, your parents, your whole family, your friends, love of country, and more.
  2. Write and submit your song either in English or Tagalog. It must not exceed 2.5 to 3.0 minutes (complete with the intro, coda, refrain, and etc).
  3. Only original compositions must be submitted.
  4. The song entries must not have been submitted or released in other prior competitions.
  5. The composers of the songs chosen will be duly notified and will be recognized as the original lyricists and composers respectively.
  6. All submissions must be sent to the before Tuesday, 28 February 2017 with the following format:

                                    Subject: Love and Rhythm: The Manila Hotel Songwriting Contest (Name)
                                    Music file format: WAV or MP3
                                    Lyrics file format: DOC or PDF
            Or using a CD for the song and a separate lyric sheet (to better understand the lyrics), mail to:
                                    Address: Room 254, Marketing Department
                                                      The Manila Hotel
                                                      One Rizal Park, 0913, Manila, Philippines
                                    Subject: Love and Rhythm: The Manila Hotel Song Writing Contest
                                    Music file format: WAV or MP3
The winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Originality (20%)
  • Creativity (15%)
  • Meaning of the words (15%)
  • Relevance to the theme (20%)
  • Memorability (potential for LSS or last song syndrome) (15%)
  • Melodiousness (15%)
  • Three winners will be chosen. The selected winners will receive gift certificates worth PHP 20,000, PHP 15,000, and PHP 10,000.
  • Non-winners will also receive a consolation prize for their participation.
  • The ownership of the submitted song/music would be retained by the respective composers/lyricists but with the explicit permission to be for The Manila Hotel to use in its marketing promotions both locally, regionally, and internationally.

Appendix C: Sky’s the Limit Package Inclusions / Renewal of Vows*– PHP 1M per night
Overnight accommodations Presidential Suite accommodations (option for extension of stay at a special rate)
A private in-room ceremony with a priest / pastor and with immediate family for renewal of vows
A five-course Chef’s Table dinner (inclusive of exclusive paired wines)
A harpist (one-hour entertainment during dinner)
A round-trip (home-hotel-home) chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce
A 15-minute sunset helicopter flight by around the bay
A one-hour couple’s signature massage at the privacy of their own spa room at the Presidential Suite
A bottle of Champagne (popped during the vows)
His and Hers – cufflinks and stud earrings – by Jewelmer
His and Hers bespoke perfumes (Parfums Dior)
Bespoke Skin Pampering by Christian Dior (at their SM Makati boutique)
Her “Bombshell Perfume” by Victoria’s Secret
His and Hers personalised wine glasses by .calligraffi.
His and Hers embroidered initialed pillowcases / throw pillows
 Made-to-measure His and Hers modern barong by Jo Rubio
His and Hers 24-hour butler attendant
Romantic turn down amenities from the kitchen
A floral bouquet arrangement by renowned stylist, Rachy Cuna
A photo opportunity with the 1920 Rolls-Royce vintage car
A photo / video of “Popping the Question” proposal in the air
 Prestige Card Membership for access to best services and offers at the hotel
 A personalised USB with their genre of love songs
* Subject to Terms and Conditions

Appendix D: “Say I Do” Package Inclusions (Private Proposals)*– PHP 500K per night
1) Overnight MacArthur Suite accommodations (option for extension of stay at a special rate)
2) A three-course private in-room dinner (inclusive of exclusive paired wines)
3) A flutist or violinist (30-minute entertainment during dinner)
4) A round-trip (home-hotel-home) chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce
5) A bottle of Champagne
6) A water colour portrait souvenir by Valerie Chua
7) His and Hers personalised wine glassesby .calligraffi.
8) His and Hers 24-hour butler attendant
9) Romantic turn-down amenities from the kitchen
10) A floral bouquet arrangement by renowned stylist Rachy Cuna
* Subject to Terms and Conditions

Appendix E: The Love Tree Prizes
Victoria’s Secret
One three-piece Secret Escape set
Four three-piece Angel set
Five four-piece Perfume and Lip Gloss sets
One three-piece set of the Dream, Bombshell Vial and Angel Scent Card
Three VS Beach Blanket
Three Weekender Bag
One Bombshell scented candle

Dior Parfums
14 miniature sets of Dior Parfums

Ten pieces of charms
Four PHP 200 worth of GCs for the online purchase

20 Rolls-Royce USBs (with logo)
10 Rolls-Royce luggage tags (with logo)

15 sets of Jewelmer notebook and Jewelmer pencils
5 pieces of Jewelmer Jewelry box

The Manila Hotel Gifts - * Terms and Conditions Apply
37 pairs of slippers
180 pieces of umbrellas
46 caps
10 Two-hour vouchers for learning to cook Italian cuisine
10 Two-hour vouchers for learning to cook Halal cuisine
10 Two-hour vouchers for learning to prepare Japanese cuisine
10 Two-hour vouchers for learning to cook Chinese cuisine
10 Two hours free use of the Gym
15 2017 Manila Hotel notebook
15 Manila Hotel pens
15 Manila Hotel luggage tags

Cooking classes are subject to prior scheduling and the Chefs’ availability.
Cooking class attendees may be grouped together.
These prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. 
These prizes are subject to a validity period with extensions granted on a case-to-case basis.
These cooking class vouchers may be transferrable with prior notice to the hotel.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Novuhair encourages you to understand your hair

Other than your face, your hair is one of the first thing that other people notices, this very reason is why most people take extra effort in caring for their mane, but are you doing enough?

A hair salon is one of the usual places that a person would go to whenever they need to have their hair fixed, this is typical if you just need a relief from a bad hair day or to mend your split ends. What if your hair needs a more extensive solution such as for your hair loss?

Several factors can cause hair loss and understanding your lifestyle pattern may help remedy your condition.

  • ·        Stress is the most common factor in temporary hair loss.
  • ·        Incorrect use of hair products with harmful chemicals
  • ·        Childbirthalso causes temporary hair loss
  • ·        Cosmetic procedures such as Rebonding, Perming, Bleaching and Dyeing
  • ·        Autoimmune diseases such as Alopecia.
  • ·        Medical treatment such as chemotherapy and Beta-blockers
  • ·        Medical conditions such as Lupus, Diabetes, Anorexia and Anemia can also cause hair loss

Say goodbye to hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair, natures answer to hair loss. Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringaoleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

This new year, give your hair a resolution and have your hair and scalp analyzed in order to check for problems. Novuhair, is offering a series of free hair and scalp analysis is various locations,check their monthly schedule at, Facebook page: , Instagram: @NovuhairOfficialor on Twitter: @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For online purchases, visit and

Friday, February 17, 2017


Plantronics, a pioneer audio and wearable technology have created new trends that allow people to simply communicate. The continuous discovery of innovation is not limited to creating technology but also represent social responsibility to its consumer. This year Plantronics Philippines would like to present “BACKBEAT RUN FOR A CAUSE 2017” a half marathon event happening on May 28, 2017 at Bonifacio Global Center. The race is open to sports enthusiast, people with active lifestyle and young professionals with 5K | 10k | 16K | 21K category.

This event will not only support the running community but also for the benefit of KYTHE FOUNDATION INC. a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer. In celebration of its 25th years of giving hope through simple sharing and togetherness.

Plantronics strong campaign to practice hands free driving supports the Government RA No. 10913 Anti-Distracted Driving Act that will penalize drivers who use mobile phone and electronic devices while driving. Runners who will register online will get special limited offer of Plantronics ML15 worth 995.00 Php. ML15 is a Mobile Bluetooth headset that allows user to enjoy mobile call without holding the phone.

The race is not the usual running event, runners will also have the chance to enjoy extra ordinary on-ground activities and after party concert. Watch out for the performance from the most interesting up-and-coming bands in the music industry and guest DJ.

The ultimate summer run party is coming very soon!

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Dermcare Brings Beauty and Care

Channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight, your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. A center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo.
For 2 decades, Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences.

Dermcare have been like a second home to their clients as the center treats each customer as part of their family. The care that Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keeps coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circlecan experience the care and passion that only Dermcare can give.

Pag-IBIG Recognizes Dermcare’s contribution to the community

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card recently awarded Dermcare the “Loyalty Cardholder’s Favorite Partner” which equated to the number of cardholders who had the privilege to enjoy discounts at Dermcare branches nationwide.

Pag-IBIG Fund launched its Pag-IBIG Loyalty card Program in the year 2014. The program aims to extend the benefits given by Pag-ibig Fund to its members not just thru short term and housing loans but also to give them additional privilege in other necessities. Dermcare has been a Partner of Pag-IBIG Loyalty card since then.

Dermcare has served the Pag-IBIG members nationwide thru its more than 80 branches.  In 2016 alone, Dermcare has already extended an accumulated amount of more than P500,000 worth of discounts to around 2,000 Pag-IBIG Loyalty card members  who enjoyed up to 50% discount of Dermcare services and products.

New Logo, New Face

Dermcare's new logo is fused together with the care-centric ideals that they have at present. The flowers represent theirgrowing clientele and how it has captured the hearts and gained the trust of the public.

In line with the new logo, Dermcare also launches the face of Dermcare - Ms. Nina Robertson, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities 2015. Nina embodies all the qualities that represents Dermcare, vibrant and full of energy!

True to its mission, Dermcare desires to foster care to its numerous clients by providing top-quality skin, hair and wellness services, as well as encompass the years of remarkable love and care for their customers.

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