Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Prevent dengue this rainy season


The rainy season is definitely a refreshing respite after the blistering summer. However, it also comes with several illnesses and diseases and the most dreaded of all is dengue. Dengue is caused by a tiny bite of an infected mosquito but this little bite can cause serious health problems and could even mean death if not treated immediately.

“Due to the wet season, dengue-carrying mosquitoes lurk everywhere. As of now, there’s still no vaccine for dengue fever so the best course of action is prevention. You can do this by applying mosquito repellent, removing breeding grounds of mosquitoes and most importantly, keeping the immune system strong,” says Dr. Montoya, MediCard president and CEO.

To avoid serious health complications that dengue brings, MediCard, a leading HMO provider, gives a rundown on how to prevent it this rainy season:

Eliminate the mosquito habitat. Studies show that the most common breeding ground of mosquitoes is stagnant water. That’s why the most important step in getting rid of dengue-carrying mosquitoes is eliminating possible breeding grounds. These include spare tires, uncovered buckets and cans, flower vases and pots. It is also advised to empty and cover swimming pools.

Mosquito-proof your home. Another way to prevent dengue is by making your home dengue-proof by putting screens on the doors and windows. If possible, use an air conditioner at home. Make sure you sleep indoors, in a screened or air-conditioned room or under a mosquito net. Ward off mosquitoes by growing plants like citronella, marigold, and basil or use citronella or eucalyptus oil as air freshener. If you’re using pails in the bathroom, make sure they are always covered. Also remember to unclog the gutters and cover your trashcan because wet garbage or kitchen waste is another breeding area for mosquitoes.

Wear protective clothing. You can protect yourself from harmful mosquito bites by minimizing areas of exposed skin. Wear long sleeves, pants, and socks whenever you visit mosquito-infested places. However, avoid wearing dark clothes because they radiate heat which can attract mosquitoes.

Apply mosquito repellent. Protect yourself from mosquito bites especially when outdoors or when you go to mosquito-infested areas by applying mosquito repellent to all exposed areas of your skin. Dr. Montoya recommends that you use mosquito repellent with 10% concentration of DEET, an active ingredient that effectively deters mosquitoes.

Keep the immune system strong. The immune system fights viruses and infections, which is why it’s important to keep it strong to prevent dengue. Eat food rich in vitamin C like orange, tomatoes, papaya, broccoli, and dark leafy vegetables. “Food that is packed with vitamin C helps increase white blood cells, which protects the body from against infectious diseases and foreign invaders,” says Dr. Montoya.

Learn more on how to prevent dengue fever. MediCard has numerous free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, tests and vaccinations. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out www.medicardphils.com for more information.

Nikon celebrates 100th Anniversary



Iconic brand’s Spectacle Lenses unlock the future with the power of light
based on 100 years of technology

Nikon, the global leader in digital imaging and optics, is now a hundred years old! For a century, Nikon has relentlessly pursued the infinite possibilities of light, harnessing the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences.

Since its establishment in 1917 as Nippon Kogaku K.K., Nikon has been at the very heart of innovation and development. Starting out as a manufacturer of optical glass and optical instruments.  The optical lens business started in 1946 with the sale of the Pointal lens. Nikon has since then been a leading innovator in the field of ophthalmic optics with breakthrough innovations in material, design, and coatings.  In 1983, Nikon introduces a high performance anti-glare coating with true, built-in scratch resistance. This technology becomes immediately popular in Japan, where nearly all of
lenses now feature this type of coating.


This iconic brand has also contributed to the development of the optical industry, creating breakthrough technologies and high-quality, award-winning products in the process. It introduced the anti-glare coating, Hard Clear Coat (HCC), with true, built-in scratch resistance as early as 1983; the first ultra-high index lens, Index 1.74, in 2000; the first Single Vision lens, custom made according to frame shape – SeeMax – in 2002; and the first eye strain relief lens – Relaxsee – in 2005. Today, all Nikon Single Vision lenses feature its trademark Advanced Aspheric Design for sharp clear vision with limited peripheral distortion. Besides designing new digital lenses, it also continues to produce coatings that protect lenses against dust, water, abrasions and scratches, in addition to eliminating reflections and enhancing visual clarity.

In its pursuit of the endless possibilities of light, Nikon has gained extensive expertise ranging from optics and materials to image-processing and simulations such as ultra-thin ophthalmic lenses and digital cameras, to name a few. In fact, the quality of its products has earned praise among consumers around the world while setting the very standards recognized and adopted by eye care specialists themselves.

The brand “Nikon” inspires visionaries who share its belief that “some great things are not visible with the naked eyes, but perfect sight will allow you to see what it takes to achieve them.”

Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, Nikon moves forward to the next century, where its role will be in creating new values for a brighter future.

Experience Nikon's 100-year journey in pursuit of the possibilities of light by visiting www.nikon.com/100th. Watch past, present and future innovations from the brand come to life through a powerful commemorative video presentation at www.nikon.com/100th/anniversarymovie.

Nikon Spectacle Lenses are currently available in the Philippines through all optical shops and licensed eye care professionals nationwide. To learn more about Nikon Spectacle Lenses, visit http://nikon-lenswear.com and www.essilor.com.ph.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines



Last week August 4, 2017, I was invited at the Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines to celebrate their 2nd year Anniversary. The celebration happened at their School located at 4th floor Metrohouse Bldg. 345 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City. The event started 6pm in the evening. Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma is one of the founders of Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines while Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich is the Director of Operations of the Academy. Both of them are present during the event.

Chef Christian is an industry veteran having been a Chef for 35 years. Completing his early training in Europe, he decided to move to the Asia Pacific Region where he worked in numerous international first class Hotels. During his time as Executive Chef he served many international Dignitaries, such as US President Bill Clinton, HRH Prince Charles and the late Princess Diane, and numerous other leaders and VIPS. In the later stage Chef Christian got involved in Hotel Management. For the last 5 years Chef Christian was working in China lately as General Manager, Chef Christian has been involved in many Hotel Openings and therefore has a strong sense of hands on work, organization and has a keen eye for details while Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma is the founder of the Academy of Pastry Arts Group and manages the operations of school in Malaysia, India and Philippines. With a Bachelors degree in HoteL Management, Chef Niklesh started his career in the field of Pastry and Bakery. With more than 20 years work experience in hotels, he is an award winning Pastry Chef with great record of Opening Hotels, Renovations and upgrading's of Pastry Kitchens. He has worked in many luxury hotels and resorts, the last being Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. He is a meticulous planner, with a strong hands-on approach in pre-openings and managing of big Operations, Distributions and Events.



We celebrated with the newly graduate chefs from the Academy. They are very thankful to their Pastry Chef instructors for what they have learned and achieved now.

Newly graduate chefs with the Executive Pastry Chefs and Resident Chefs

From left to right: Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma, Executive Pastry Chef Tan Wei Loon and Resident Pastry Chef Baptiste Jolivet, Pastry Chef Janelle Joy Toh, Pastry Chef Regulo Montes Jr., Pastry Chef Angelica Hong, hosts of the event (wearing black & blue) and lastly, Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich

Selfie with Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich and my sister Gerilen 

Executive Pastry Chef Tan Wei Loon making Sugar Art Display


Yummy delicious food was meticulously prepared by the Executive Pastry Chefs and their students including savory pasta, freshly baked breads, cakes, intermediate chocolates, pralines and ice cream! I really love cakes and all the cakes they prepared are sooooo delicious!

Table full of cakes, intermediate chocolates & pralines and Amazing Sugar Art work display at the center


Freshly Baked Breads


Macarons Tower

 Cakes

 Cakes

Intermediate Chocolates and Pralines

Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines is a premier educational institution, where students train under the mentorship of world-renowned master chefs. It was established by France's legendary pastry master chef Jean-Francois Arnaud, who is a recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) 2000, a title tantamount to the rank of the best craftsman of France. Its three other branches are located in Malaysia and India.

This Academy is an International Pastry School offering world class programs! They are committed to bring a strong foundation for aspiring pastry chefs to help them and guide them to achieve excellence in the world of pastry, chocolatier, desserts and bakery. So, if you're dreaming of becoming a Pastry Chef someday, enroll now and get your World Class Diploma at Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines!

For more information, visit their website:
www.academyofpastryandbakeryartsphilippines.com
Email: info@academyofpastryartsphilippines.com
Address: 4/F Metrohouse Bldg. 345 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati, Metro Manila
Telephone no.: (02) 8942395
Cellphone no.: 09172039089/09477558979















Saturday, August 12, 2017

You can shine just like Elisse Joson with Fiona Cologne




Popular actress and influencer, Elisse Joson, is at the top of her game. Only 16 when she joined the crazy world of show business, she’s proven to have staying power after having been given roles in daytime and primetime TV series and even movies. Her big breakthrough came as the star in a recent series of ads for a popular fast food chain and she’s currently starring in Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN, opposite Mccoy De Leon, her rumored suitor. Just in the past two years, their team up has been nominated in five different award giving bodies, winning in four of them.

Elisse is just taking it all in stride. “I’ve been so busy and I’m really grateful for all the blessings. But I’m also my own worst critic. I experienced bullying in high school so words really have an impact on me,” she reveals. So she’s happy to partner with a brand like Fiona Cologne that aims to empower girls like her.

Fiona Cologne, with its charming and attractive scents, brings out the fun and beautiful in everyone and will naturally make its wearer shine in the spotlight. Elisse is the perfect choice for Fiona Cologne. She’s obviously very beautiful but she’s also effortlessly fun and has a quirky charm, making her positively magnetic.

Elisse admits being a fan of Fiona’s line up of scents ever since.  “There’s definitely a scent for all kinds of personalities. One of my favorites is Rosy Red, it’s my go-to everyday scent!” Elisse declares. She enjoins her fans to try Fiona Cologne so they can be just as confident as her, attracting compliments wherever she goes.

Fiona Colognes are now available in supermarkets, groceries, and drugstores nationwide.

Monday, August 07, 2017

A rejuvenating massage in Boracay amid a rainy day



       
Even with intermittent rain showers, huge waves and cool breeze, Boracay still has many great things to offer during the wet season. Beat the bad weather blues with a rejuvenating massage as Boracay has many spa houses where you can enjoy a soothing massage.

One of the best relaxing massages and spa treatments you can experience in Boracay is at the SunSpa, located at Sun Villa Beachfront, between Stations 1 and 2; and at Sun Villa Hilltop in Station 2.

SunSpa offers a wide array of massages and other beauty services that match your rejuvenating needs – whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple or barkada.

Pamper and soothe your tired body, mind and spirit with relaxing massages and other spa treatments such as SunSpa’s Body Massage, Bentosa (Cupping) Body Massage or Stone Massage. You can also enjoy a revitalizing Sun Treatment for your face and body, or give your tired feet a foot spa.

What’s more, you can also treat yourself with SunSpa’s body scrub or waxing services that will surely energize and give you a smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Not in the mood to go outside your bedroom? Experience a replenishing massage in the comforts of your hotel as SunSpa also offers hotel service, with no extra charge.

All services at the SunSpa are handled by experienced and highly trained therapists for a safe and quality pampering session you can experience in Boracay.

For inquiries and reservations, please call SunSpa Boracay at 63-36-288-5541, 63-36-288-4410, 63-36-288-5915, 63-36-288-1306 or 0998-987-6479.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

My Vivere Salon Experience


Beautiful gorgeous hair? If you want something unique on your hair, come and visit Vivere Salon!

All the stylist of Vivere Salon are trained in the signature techniques of the Vidal Sassoon Academy, known for their easy to maintain, manage, wash and wear but unbelievably stylish approach to cutting. In Vivere Salon each snip and angle is designed to create shape, texture and form based on what is most flattering to their clients face shape.

They have the visual, modern and natural feel for what works on the client's hair they handle. They really have a great sense of style.

Team Vivere has expertly trained stylist and colorists that's inspired by the world of fashion, art and beauty.

They have a range of scientifically proven hair treatments from Schwarzkopf, designed to make everyday styling easier while ensuring the health of their client's hair.

The Salon has modern interior design that fits into your lifestyle.




Reception Area


Washing Area

My hair before they did everything 

My hair was rebonded last November 2016 and was colored last March 2017. Professional Hairstylist Sir Bryan Claudio noticed that my hair is so dry. And he rate it as 100% dry! I really can't believe it! So sad about that!

The first thing that they do is ready my hair for hair coloring. His assistant named Ms. Rose, shampooed and blowered my hair to removed oil and dirt.

My hair after blow dry and before hair coloring

With the help of Ms. Rose, they apply the hair color using Ash Dark Blonde to refresh the pigment of my hair.



They leave it for about 30 minutes then rinse it with running water and blow dry again.

Then they apply a hair treatment to make my hair soft and to recover from damages! After leaving it for about 30 minutes, Ms. Rose rinse it and blow dry my hair.

I can feel that my hair feels so soft and smooth! After drying my hair, Sir Bryan cut my hair into round layer. It gives my face a frame and as a hair contour also.


With Professional Hairstylist Sir Bryan Claudio


My experience in Vivere salon was great. The staffs are friendly and nice. They also offered me drinks. And Ms. Rose trying to massage my back while waiting for the time.

I'm so happy with the final result, my hair feels so good! l love my new hair color and my haircut!

Come and visit Vivere Salon to experience the more beautiful you!


And by the way, you can also purchase their products that are scientifically proven hair treatments

There are 10 branches of Vivere Salon, and the one i visited is located at 3rd Floor, Glorietta 2, Palm Drive, Makati City with Telephone Number (02) 812-3364.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Four tips to keep safe during disasters



To ensure safety, Dapat Lang prepared during disasters

Natural disasters can neither be controlled nor predicted. But while they can leave catastrophic damages, everyone can take precautionary steps to mitigate its adverse effects. In celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, reiterates its Dapat Lang advocacy campaign – emphasizing the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole – through these tips to ensure everyone’s safety during natural disasters:


Prepare an emergency kit

An important step in preparing for unforeseen events is having an emergency kit ready for you and your family. Basic supplies kit should include: a gallon of water per person per day for the next three days, three-day supply of food, flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, seven-day supply of medicines, multi-purpose tools, cell phone with chargers, family and emergency contact information, copies of personal documents, extra cash, blankets, maps of the area

Safety during fire

Some of the common causes of fire, especially during natural disasters like earthquake, are faulty electrical and gas lines. If you are caught in an establishment engulfed by fire, immediately vacate the area and ask for help. Do not hide in closets and small spaces, and remember to stay low and crawl as it is easier to breathe in a fire if you stay low.

Plan your escape routes and safe places

It’s important to have a sketch of your house so you know how to immediately get out when disaster strikes. Establish and record location of your meeting area, and be sure to practice this with your family members.

Be informed

Know the hazards within your community, and ask the local authorities about the emergency plans and warning signals. Being informed will help you gather a detailed plan for your own household.

With proper preparation, you are not only alleviating fear, anxiety, and loss but you are also reducing the impact of catastrophic disasters.

To know more about Solane, visit their new website, www.solane.com.ph, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/solane.ph.


The must-have jeans for every woman



SM Woman launches its Premium Denim Collection

We all love a good pair of denim. It’s stylish and versatile, a great match for practically any top. And now, this favorite fashion staple literally becomes more dynamic as SM Woman introduces its newest denim collection designed for comfort, movement, shapewear, and style.

Every woman – no matter what age, body type, and lifestyle – willsurely find the perfect fit from the SM Woman denim collection:

Athleisure
Your pair of SM Woman Hyperform denim is so flexible that you can wear it to the office and to your work-out after. Go smart office casual with it in a white tank top and blazer then switch it up in just the tank top as you make a quick session at the gym, for yoga, dancing, or running, after work.

The SM Woman Hyperform denim, which ranges from skinny, relaxed fit to jeggings, allows the body to move naturally or for big-time activities. Its shapewear also flattens the tummy, slims the thighs and contours the backside.

Meanwhile, try the double denim ensemble with the Power Stretch for an ultra stylish daytime to nighttime look. Even if it’s newly washed or newly purchased, you don’t need to break it in as its 4-way stretch allows jeans to snap back in shape wear after wear.

Comfort chic
Who says comfort means sacrificing style? Throw in an oversized shirt with the Cool Smart to save yourself from turning into a puddle of sweat amid the Philippine heat; the Knit Denim for maximum comfort with its soft and luxe feel of knit wear or the Soft Denim which gives the illusion of worn-in denim but with a nice soft feel.


Wonder jeans
Women of various body types can find the perfect pair of jeans in Wonderfit. This super stretch jeans can fit sizes 25-35 as it stretches to fit multiple sizes making it comfortable when worn by a full figure or a slender figure. Its highly elastic fabric content makes it go back to its original size and shape after worn/washed.

Fashion denims
Finally, from stepped hem to raw edges and fringes, to wide leg and extra long cuffs, women can sport the latest denim trends with the Trendy collection.

Whether you’re running errands, working out or having a night out with friends, women of all body types can feel comfortable and confident in denim jeans with SM Woman’s denim for every woman.

To know more about SM Woman, visit www.thesmstore.com, their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SMWoman/ and Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/smwoman/.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Eat your way to Healthy Skin



Your skin is the window to your overall health. If you feel like your skin is dull and dry, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at what you’re eating because the state of your skin is largely a reflection of your diet. Achieve healthier, younger-looking skin by eating food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids, among others.

“The skin is the largest body part of the body and one of the most vital ones. Aside from using skincare products, you can take better care of your skin by eating food that are beneficial for the skin such as salmon, berries, and green tea. In addition to eating right, healthy skin can be achieved through regular exercise and adequate sleep,” says MediCard president and CEO Dr. Nicky Montoya.

Here are some of the best food for glowing, healthy skin:

Green tea. “Green tea has numerous health benefits, especially for the skin. According to studies, drinking green tea also helps prevent skin cancer. We suggest drinking at least one cup of green tea daily to efficiently reap its benefits,” Dr. Montoya says. Drinking green tea also helps lessen facial redness. In addition to antioxidants, enzymes and amino acids, green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help delay skin aging. It also flushes out toxins from the body, giving you clear and supple skin. Also, green tea improves blood circulation, which is essential for healthy skin.

Sunflower seeds. Rich in vitamin E and beta carotene, sunflower seeds keep the skin young and healthy. It protects the skin from free radical damage, helps diminish appearance of scars, combats UV rays, and delays onset of wrinkles. Sunflowers are packed with essential fatty acids that increase production of collagen and elastin, essential components for a smooth and soft skin.

Salmon. This superfood is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids which help the skin maintain its elasticity. Eating salmon also increases the skin’s ability to protect itself against the sun’s damaging rays. It also reduces inflammation and helps prevent skin cancer. Dr. Montoya recommends eating salmon three times a week for radiant skin.

Berries. Berries not only help keep you healthy, but they do wonders for the skin too. They are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. “Opt for berries rich in colors like red, blue and black as these contain the highest level of antioxidants, protects your skin from aging and keeps your skin supple and hydrated,” says Dr. Montoya.

Greek yogurt. Full of essential nutrients and vitamins, Greek yogurt is not only good for the digestive tract but for the skin as well. It is an anti-aging food as protein from dairy is known to help skin become firmer. Eating Greek yogurt also nurtures vital cells, breaks down harmful cells and bacteria in the body, thus preventing wrinkles and giving you flawless, glowing skin. Furthermore, yogurt also increases good bacteria in the body, which help fight acne-causing bacteria.

Learn more on how to take care of your skin. MediCard has numerous free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, tests and vaccinations. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out www.medicardphils.com for more information.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Citi volunteers support Freedom Walk



Hundreds of volunteers from Citi Philippines, led by CEO Aftab Ahmed (third from left), joined persons with disabilities in the annual Freedom Walk recently held at the Quezon City Hall. Now on its 6th year, the event was organized by the Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAP-Pinoy) in partnership with the local government of Quezon City.Adopting the theme “Every Right-full Step We Take, All Barriers We Break,” the Freedom Walk aims to give persons with disabilities a united voice in pushing for their rights, acceptance and inclusion in society. For fielding the most number of participants in this year’s Freedom Walk, as well as last year, Ahmed was presented a certificate of appreciation by (L-R) National Council for Disability Affairs acting executive director Carmen Zubiaga; Freedom Walk 2017 vice chairperson Emer Rojas of AKAP-Pinoy/New Vois Association of the Philippines; and Freedom Walk chairperson Arnold de Guzman of the Quezon City Persons with Disability Affairs Office.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Canon Updates Ink Efficient E-Series Line Up with Two New All-in-One Printers


The PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 and E410 are the newest cost-efficient printers, compatible with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges
                                  

Manila, Philippines – Digital imaging giant, Canon, announced the newest additions to their line of Ink Efficient All-In-One printers—the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation.

“These new PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 and E410 bring to Filipinos the promise of cost-efficiency without compromising the quality of printed documents and convenience for its users,” said Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “We are happy to share these with our customers as we delight in bringing them the perfect devices that address their printing needs and improve their over-all experience.”

Cost Efficiency

The PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470 can print up to 400 black and white documents, and up to 180 pages for colored documents. Unlike old generation printers, these printers are made more cost-efficient with its compatibility with low-cost color ink cartridges.

Wireless and Mobile Printing

Any home within a local wireless network can easily connect to the PIXMA E470 through its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Even without a wireless router, the PIXMA E470 is able to support direct wireless connection to mobile devices or laptop computers using its Access Point Mode.

The PIXMA E470 is also cloud-aware, offering true print-from-anywhere mobility when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Users can now connect to the printer via the Internet through supported applications such as Gmail or Google Drive, or from the Google Chrome web browser on PCs and laptops running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems.

Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY App

When paired with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, users of the PIXMA E470 can print and scan documents and photos using any mobile device running with an iOS or Android operating system with wireless connectivity.

From the app, users can monitor ink levels, adjust printer settings, and register their printers to new cloud services, while the remote copy function allows them to make a document copy even when they are not physically beside the printer.

Enhanced Operability and Productivity Features

The PIXMA E470 is designed for easy wireless setup and connection, switching easily between wireless infrastructure connection, and Access Point Mode connection.

Both the PIXMA E470 and E410 print at 8.0 images per minute (ipm) when printing black and white, and 4.0 ipm when printing in color. The printers also support intelligent power management in the Auto Power ON/OFF setting, allowing automated shut down during idle period and power up when a print job is received.  This setting can be configured easily using the printer driver, or using the PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.


*1 Requires internet connection.
Works edited by using this application cannot be displayed, edited, or printed without this application.


Product Dimensions (WxDxH) 426 x 306 x 145mm (approx.)
Document ISO Print Speed Approx. 8.0 ipm (B&W) / 4.0 ipm (color)
Key Features
• High Yield Ink Cartridges
• Auto Power ON/OFF
• Supports wireless and mobile printing (*For E470 only*)


About Canon in the Philippines

Canon is a multibillion dollar company with one of the most extensive products lines of digital imaging devices.

2016 marks the company’s 30th consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 11th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.

Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks 8th in the region and 7thin the Philippines according to a study conducted by Asia-Campaign Specific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.

In the Philippines, it is a strong leader in the camera, inkjet printer, laser printer, and copier product categories.

More information and images are available at the Press Center section at www.canon.com.ph/presscenter.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Restaurant Engagement Conference by Mplify



Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion to help businesses reach its full potential, amplify their businesses, and to
provide business solutions through various marketing strategies and PR campaigns.

The first Restaurant Engagement Conference is by Mplify on August 12, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila. It is an event dedicated to F&B Industry to be attended by SMEs, new brands, aspiring restaurateurs, F&B Professionals, and restaurant owners. REC aims to Recreate your brand for today’s new trend, Empower local crafts and businesses, and Capture the right market which will be discussed by our respected speakers in order to utilize strategic marketing tools that will optimize Restaurant business performance in which Customer Engagement is the NEW RULE of the GAME.


Mplify is grateful to its generous Sponsors and Strategic Partners: Maybank, Globe MyBusiness, 7,107 Culture + Cuisine, Agape Pastries & Tartines, Mrs. Fields, Kitchenails, Mode Devi, Leaprenuer, Ink-All-You-Can, Karuva Travel & Tours, Where To Eat Philippines, Nail It!, Color Ads and Digital Services Inc., MAPI, YanYan International, and Derm Care. And to our Media Partners: Manila Standard, manilastandard.net, Global News Network (GNN), Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer Mobile, Experience Travel and Living, Business Insight, Pilipino Mirror, SMNI, HUE Channel, Entrep TV, Remate Express, The Village Connect, Psst!, Pinas, Peoples Journal, and Women’s Journal
REC is dedicated to support Children’s Hour as its beneficiary to help One Children One Hour at a time.

To register, visit www.mplify-ph.com and follow our social media accounts for REC updates in Facebook page @mplifyph and Instagram @mplify_ph.

For othe inquiries, you may reach us thru our mobile numbers: 0998.887.6063 / 0977-3597602 or email us at mktg.mplify@gmail.com.

Fun Healthy Snacking for Your Baby




Helping your child develop good eating habits early on

Eating healthy is a habit that begins early in life. But did you know that parents play a big role in giving a solid start for their kids' nutrition?

Sure, todllers can be fickle and unpredictable when it comes to their diet preferences and appetite, but can you lead the way towards building healthy and nutritious eating habits simply by giving them access to wholesome and nourishing solid food options.

To help make it fun and easier, be sure to add CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® into your child's daily diet!



CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFFS® is a cereal-based snack suitable for children 10 months and above. It is made with whole wheat and fruit bits, and is good source of iron, Vitamin B1 and fiber. NEW CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® comes in two exciting flavors - Banana & Strawberry and Banana & Orange - to make snacking not just a yummy and delightful experience, but one that kids will actually look forward to.


CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® comes in fun stars shapes, specifically designed to help babies develop their chewing and self-feeding skills, and is also a great way to allow babies to explore their food.

Finger foods, whether it's a piece of soft-cooked vegetables like carrot stick, a piece of fruit, or a snack like CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS®, allows your baby to have fun, experience varying textures and have an opportunity to raise their confidence during mealtimes.

Reinforce the benefits of healthy food by giving them options that they will love and look forward to having.

NEW CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® os available in leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. You can also buy it online through www.lazada.com.ph/cerelac-official-store

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CERELAC® NUTRIPUFFS® is a solid finger food suitable for complementary feeding and is intended for children 10 months onwards. This product is not suitable as a breast milk substitute. Infants six months onward should be given fresh, indigenous and natural foods, in combination with continued breastfeeding.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Solane holds fire fighting training program for customers


Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held firefighting training sessions for its bulk and commercial customers at its LPG plants in San Fernando, Pampanga and Canlubang, Laguna.

The event aimed to educate customers on fire prevention awareness, proper use and handling of fire extinguishers, LPG storage and handling, and standard operating procedures in the prevention and management of possible fire-related activities. Supported by the local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire fighting training programs are implemented and conducted continuously as part of Solane’s commitment to safety.


Photo shows ILC bulk account manager Kaiza Yu and industrial sales head Elma Revillame (leftmost and second from left) handing a token of appreciation to David Chung of D & L  Industries and fire safety inspector Jhun Esto (second from right and rightmost).

Growing Market of Singapore Math Pushes S.A.M.’s Expansion in RP



The thrust to make kids learn and love math is becoming an impassioned cause for the people behind Seriously Addictive Math (S.A.M.) - the program that is making a difference in many parts of the world including the Philippines.

Its beginnings traced back in 2010, S.A.M. is a multi-awarded international Singapore math enrichment program that has grown to more than 100 facilities spanning 16 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. This is the only Singapore Maths Enrichment program that originated from Singapore, and taught in Singapore.



The company was founded by two individuals, Samuel Chia and Lau Chin Loong, who are passionate about child education and have the intention of bringing the best and most successful mathematics curriculum to children around the world.

In the Philippines, there are already 16 S.A.M. centers in operation, traversing various regions.

After the first branch was opened in San Juan, succeeding centers were opened in Marikina, Enderun College at Bonifacio Global City and West Avenue QC. SAM’s learning facilities can also be found in Angeles City, Pampanga; Binangonan, Rizal; Tanauan, Lipa and Rosario in Batangas; Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.

With a growing number of students wanting to enroll their kids in SAM, four more centers are set to open soon:  White Plains, Lower Bicutan, Imus in Cavite and Zamboanga.
According to Hsien Naidu, Founder of Enrich Asia Pte Ltd, the company which brought SAM to the Philippines, more and more Filipino parents have started appreciating Singapore Math for the positive effect it has had on their children.

One of the most distinct advantages of SAM is its small class ratio, and the belief in not spoon feeding children the methods and answers. It does not teach through rote learning and memorization but rather focuses on conceptually understanding using individualize teaching and concrete examples. S.A.M. inculcates independent learning, diligence and discipline as it inoculates conceptual understanding and critical thinking. S.A.M’s principles also aid a child in resolving non-routinary, open-ended and real-life situations and problems.

As kids have started to embrace math because of S.A.M., parents have also started to realize the benefits of S.A.M. on their children. Erni Hayati, whose child is enrolled in S.A.M’s center in Marikina, remarked: “My son used to hate math because his teacher taught the subject so fast that he could barely understand. But just after attending a few sessions at S.A.M., he started to like it more and has now even shown genuine interest in math.”

With more and more people believing in how S.A.M. works, Hsien believes the negative stigma of math will shift on a more positive note and will equip them better as they go thru life’s various challenges.

If you’re interested to enroll your kids at S.A.M., just visit their website at www.seriouslyaddictivemaths.com.ph or go to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SAM.SingaporeMath.Philippines/

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Foster Creativity and Enhanced Learning with Canon’s PIXMA E Series Printers




Moms find the perfect printer for the family in the latest Canon PIXMA printer series

Manila, Philippines – Cooking, painting, and scrapbook-making are just few of the many activities moms let their kids do to further their holistic development. It can be said that kids nowadays are busier and moms play a more challenging role to be highly creative, making every experience a learning platform for their kids. With the right technology, now, moms (and anyone in the family who has a creative streak!) are more empowered than ever, especially with the right printer that helps foster creativity and enhanced learning for the family – the Canon PIXMA E Series printers.

“Technology plays a vital role in the development of children. As a company that aims to bring delight to everyone, we make sure that our products are part of every delightful moment,” shares Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “Family moments are delightful moments worth having memories of. Through the newly-launched series of Canon PIXMA E printers, we wish to make these moments count – from using our printers to produce work that will help enhance the creativity and learning of kids, to documenting these moments via photos.”  Through the Canon PIXMA E series printers, print quality is never compromised by its cost efficiency – making unending delightful moments happen.


There are many ways by which the Canon PIXMA E Series printers can help every family moment memorable: The Canon PIXMA E410 is perfect for moms who help put together her children’s numerous drafts of artworks, sketches and projects with its ability to print up to 400 black and white documents, and 180 colored pages. The design savvy student will enjoy the PIXMA E470’s built-in Wi-Fi features that can help print from anywhere to meet that deadline when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Teens in the family can immortalize their best photos on Facebook through the PIXMA MG3070s with its PIXMA Cloud Link application for remote printing of Facebook albums and online contents with mobile devices. While the compact PIXMA E480 model is best suited for aspiring entrepreneurs in the family with its on-the-go faxing and scanning features.

Watch out for the upcoming Canon #PIXMom series of events in the malls nearest you in July. Families can visit Canon’s interactive booths: a back-to-school booth where kids can select icons of what they want to be when they grow up; a kitchen booth where guests can design their cupcakes; the creatives in the family can print their own coloring sheets and scrapbook in the arts and crafts booth; plus dads and kids can test the speed of taking sharp photos using select Canon cameras at the basketball booth.

Guests are assured that every Canon purchase they make counts. “We also prioritize rewarding and giving importance to our avid Canon customers. By simply downloading the Canon Red App available in Apple Store and Google Play, exciting freebies and rewards from over 150 partner merchants awaits our customers when they earn points,” shares Canon Philippines Marketing Manager Tin Dacanay. Registered users can enjoy discounts, prioritized service and product loans, free workshops, camera cleaning, extended warranty up to two years, special after sales services, plus up to Php10,000 worth of credits with every purchase of participating Canon products.

Don’t miss out on an exciting, artsy, and fun-filled weekend of activities and promotions by Canon. For more information, visit www.canon.com.ph and www.shopcanon.ph.

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About Canon in the Philippines

Canon is a multibillion dollar company with one of the most extensive products lines of digital imaging devices.

2017 marks the company’s 31st consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 12th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.

Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks 8th in the region and 7thin the Philippines according to a 2016 study conducted by Asia-Campaign Specific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.

In the Philippines, it is a strong leader in the camera, inkjet printer, laser printer, and copier product categories.

More information and images are available at the Press Center section at http://www.canon.com.ph/news-pressroom.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Sun Life And Mommy Mundo Announce Partnership


Did you know that there are many reasons why having an insurance is very important?

First, it's your protection for you and your family. It means the people who matter most in your life may be protected from financial hardship if the unexpected happens.

Second, it reduces stress during difficult times. We never know what is going to happen in our days. Unforeseen tragedies such as illness, injury or permanent disability even death can leave you and your family facing tremendous emotional stress. But when insurance in place, you or your family's financial stress will be reduced. And you can focus on recovery and rebuilding your lives.

Third, is to enjoy your financial security. Insurance offers a payout so that is there is an unforeseen event, you and your family can hopefully continue to move forward.

Fourth, you have a peace of mind. You can have at least peace of mind knowing that if anything happened to you, your family's financial security is assisted by insurance.

Fifth, a legacy to leave behind. A lump sum death benefit can secure the financial future for your children and protect their standard of living.


Now you can have a Personal Insurance Protection worth Php50,000 against loss from accidental bodily injury for only Php50! That's because of the partnership of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines),Inc. and Mommy Mundo, Inc.

They recently inked a partnership last June 30, friday at the Sun Life Financial building at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients.

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) is the number one life insurance company in the Philippines while Mommy Mundo, Inc., is a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier and more fulfilling through various avenues and activities.

It's really a good news to all mommies out there that these two companies collide and have a partnership! It would provide Mommy Mundo members easier access to affordable insurance!

If it's your first time to have an insurance, having Mommy Mundo's Sun Life's PA TXT CARD is a good start.


They're signing the partnership contract

From left to right: Ms. Karen Casas of Sun Life, Mr. Alex Narciso of Sun Life, Ms. Riza Mantaring of Sun Life, Ms. Janice Villanueva of Mommy Mundo, Ms. Jing Lelano of Mommy Mundo and Ms. Regine Chua of Mommy Mundo


All Mommy Mundo members under the age of 65 can avail of Sun Life's PA TXT Card, an easy-access card to Sun Life's personal accident insurance. It provides protection for one year, and members may also opt to enroll up to two cards for a total coverage of Php100,000.




The PA TXT Card comes in a design especially created for Mommy Mundo members that can be easily activated by just using your mobile phone. Just follow the instructions carefully in the card.

                                    

When you avail the Mommy Mundo Membership Card for only Php500.00, you will get a Mommy Mundo Passport Card for discounts and privileges to partner brands and stores, free or discounted passes to Mommy Mundo events like Mompreneur Manila Events and Mommy Milkshake Fun Run Event, you will also get a Mom 24/7 Planner, Mommy Mundo Journey Box and a Sun Life PA TXT Card all valid for 1 year!

It's really convenient, hassle-free, affordable and with no complicated application process, the PA TXT Card will surely come in handy for moms who have their hands full attending to their families while pursuing their own passions.

If you're thinking of protecting your family with life insurance, don't think twice and be a mompower with Mommy Mundo and secure your future with Sun Life to make your future brighter!

Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worlwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and the Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the sticker symbol SLF.


Sunday, July 02, 2017

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa brings you to London



Everyone dreams of exploring a European city even just for once in their lives. Of course! Who doesn't want to visit Europe? With Europe’s most beautiful cities waiting to be visited, a top European destination seems to make it on everyone’s travel bucket list – and that is no other than the beautiful city of London.

Being Europe’s third biggest city, London is home to some of the world’s best attractions and activities. Wandering through one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, one cannot help but gush in awe and admiration with what this city presents. Experience a place that is sprawling with enriching galleries and museums which everyone can visit for free. Hop on London’s famous double-decker bus for an effortless sight-seeing tour and for a more thrilling way to view this splendid city, hover above while in the London Eye. With all that there is to see in this majestic city, one cannot miss out the striking Big Ben and Nelson’s Column – landmarks that almost complete a London trip but there is still so much more to discover. These and more are in store for the loyal customers of the country’s number one nail salon and pampering destination.

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa pinned London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo. “It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty. Last year we gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, we are going further and treat them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.

Your day dreaming of visiting London might come true! Baterina added "By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two."

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics/.

Robinsons Supermarket's 10th Fit & Fun Wellness





Running especially when done with a friend or love one, is truly a fun and exciting way to achieve a fitness goal or to get back on track to a healthy and active lifestyle.

This showed in the bright faces of hundreds of running pairs who took part in Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness buddy Run ag the Parade Ground of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
In line with the Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles, the fit & fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.

Through the years, fit and Fun Buddy Run has been a much anticipated event for lot of people. Its’ our kick off as we celebrate with the nation, Well and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners, “said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.

Hosted by volleyball Superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI, Procter & Gamble, Abbot Nutrition, Getz Broz, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa
Coach Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on ground and on line wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.

The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of P 3,000.00 inclusive of P 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.
Robinsons Supermarkets commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipino with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or website www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph to see what’s good for you

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Doppel Herz is finally in the Philippines!


Doppel Herz, one of Germany's top food supplement brand, is finally in the Philippines! Queisser Pharma, the German makers of Doppel Herz, forged an alliance with Shawil Corporation who is now the official and exclusive distributor of Doppel Herz products in the Philippines.


Doppel Herz introduced their maiden batch of food supplements in the country:

Omega 3 + Folic Acid + B6 + B12 - for a healthy cardiovascular system and a good combination for brain development and healthy skin. Omega with B Complex + Folic acid acts synergistically to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.


Calcuim + D3 - helps strengthen, repair and build up bones and teeth, support healthy muscle function and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Calcuim plays an essential structural role by reinforcing the bone matrix. Calcuim also triggers muscle contraction, is involved in blood coagulation and is a signaling molecule that participates in the conversion of vertain hormonal signals to cellular or physiological responses. Eating calcuim alone is not sufficient to retain strong bones, calcuim assimilation and distribution in the organism also has to work properly.


Lutein + Zeaxanthin + Vitamin A, C,E + Zinc - antioxidants and carotenoids that protect the eyes and preserve eyesight. To preserve vision while aging, to help concentrate lutein and zeaxanthin in the retina where they play an important role. It has Vitamin A that helps maintain night vision. Extra Vitamin C, zinc and Vitamin E to neutralize free radicals that may damage retina cells.


Glucosamine + Chrondroitin - the "professional" team against osteoarthritis. A healthy cartilage matrix is composed of just very few essentials, the living chondrocytes that produce collagen fibres for cartilage firmness and proteoglucan polymeres fpr elasticity and compression resistance. Enhancimg the supply of cartilage with all necessary nutrients for flexible and strong joints.

Garlic with Hawthrown - helps invigorate heart function and blood circulation. The constituents of garlic belong to traditional medicine since generations. Hawthorn has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Hawthorn contains the active substances procyanidine and flavonoid. They enlarge the coronary vessels and cause an increased perfusion of the cardiac muscle so that more oxygen is provided to the heart.

These food supplements are proven to provide the beneficial effects to the body.

The product was launched at the Diamond Hotel Manila last June 28, 2017 and serves as a milestone for Shawil Corporation as it successfully realized its vision to reinvent itself into a total wellness company after its sucess in the Philippines cosmetics industry. The event was hosted by Mr. Troy Montero and graced by an exclusive group of medical doctors and health & lifestyle bloggers.

From left to right: Mr. Abian Jama, DoopelHerz Germany Sales Manager, Mr. Guillame Rzewuski, DoppelHerz Germany Scientific Consultant, Mr. Willy, Ms. Sharon Sy, CEO of Shawil Beauty Corporation.

The Germa's Queisser Pharma was eatablished in 1987 and has now produces five (5) global brands, distributed in sixty (60) countries. It generated a global turnover of over 160 million euros and was number 1 in the German market of vitamins and minerals. For the last 5 years, Queisser Pharma has an astonishing growth rate of 10% per anmum with more than 400 employees working in the head-quarters in Flensburg a d five (5) subsidiaries in Moscow, Kiev, Burcharest, Sofia and Istanbul.

Today, Queisser Pharma's DoppelHerz is now available in the Philippine market via exclusive distribution by Shawil Corporation.






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