Lunes, Enero 23, 2017

Miss Universe candidates with upcycled neckpieces by Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisans

“This is a great way of showcasing the artistry of the Filipino women artisans to the world and it also highlights how women are contributing to the empowerment of other women, wherever they may be in the globe. This is a great way of showcasing the artistry of the Filipino women artisans to the world and it also highlights how women are contributing to the empowerment of other women, wherever they may be in the globe.” ~Atty. Adel Tamano, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications
Candidates of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant admired the beautiful neckpieces they received from the Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisans.  Each neckpiece is made out of the pull tabs from canned beverages of Coca-Cola.
“In line with its commitment to empower women across the globe under the 5by20 initiative, Coca-Cola will continue to provide an enabling environment for women in its value chain so they can help themselves and their families become sustainable, and uplift their communities.” ~Gilda Custodio-Maquilan, Coca-Cola Philippines 5by20 Lead, Sustainability and Community Affairs Manager
Batangas, January 19, 2017 – Beautifully handcrafted neckpieces by the Artisan Women of Tondo made from upcycled Coca-Cola pull tabs recently took center stage during one of the preliminary events for the 65th Miss Universe Pageant. The artisan women presented each candidate with her very own neckpiece during a sunset cruise around Manila Bay and a dinner at the exclusive Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast in Batangas. 
The Artisan Women of Tondo got to meet the candidates up close and personal  during a sunset dinner at Pico de Loro in Batangas. 

Beyond the glitz and glamour that surrounds the prestigious Miss Universe event is its heart – women empowering women. During the sunset cruise, the candidates took the time to talk with the artisan women to know their stories and admire their handiwork, while also sharing their personal experiences and journey through the pageant.
One of the 14 Coca-Cola 5by20 artisan women who personally gave their handcrafted neckpieces to the candidates of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant. The women are joined by James Debauden, project coordinator of the Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisan Women of Tondo.

Each of the neckpieces was individually crafted by the women artisans in their workshop located in Tondo, a district in Manila known as one of the most densely populated and economically-challenged areas in the country. The work of art they produce provides additional income for the artisans. The women engaged in the workshop are mostly single mothers and sole bread-winners; they play a challenging role in order to support their respective families. 
Candidates were unable to resist the urge to try on the neckpieces given by the Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisans. The neckpieces were made by the women artisans from the pull tabs of Coca-Cola products.

The Artisan Women of Tondo is among the various women economic empowerment programs supported by Coca-Cola Philippines under the 5by20 global initiative. The women artisan program was made possible in partnership with ASA Philippines Foundation, one of the leading local microfinance institutions in the country that help uplift the poorest of the poor communities. 

Other than neckpieces and accessories, the artisan women also produce handbags, clutches, and other home d├ęcor from the pull tabs found in Coca-Cola beverage product cans. The Artisan Women of Tondo, through the help of Coca-Cola Philippines and its partners, is planning to further expand its product line and market reach in order to achieve sustainable livelihood. 

The Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisans is part of the global initiative of the Company to empower 5 million women around the world by 2020. In the Philippines, the Company is enabling thousands of underprivileged women through the 5by20 Artisans and the 5by20 Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program.

For more information about the artisan women of Tondo and their products, visit Gifts That Give Back on Facebook. 


About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages.  More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.


OZAMIZNONS rise against "everything illegal" alsa Ozamiz

“Dito sa Ozamiz City nuon pa man matagal na kaming nakipag-gyera sa ilegal na droga. Nuong kasagsagan ng campaign ko against drugs, madaming nagalit sa akin… kahit mga kamag anak ko. Taga-rito kami sa Ozamiz tapos sisirain namin ang lugar namin? Mas lalo kaming maninindigan sa aming laban sa droga bilang suporta sa Pangulong Duterte na handang itaya ang buhay para sa bayan.” ~Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr., Ozamiz City

Just recently, Mayor Parojinog, Sr. had a meeting with President Duterte who also met other city and town mayors in Malacanang Palace last January 11. Parojinog, Sr. described his meeting with Duterte in Manila as cordial, with the Chief Executive saying that the earlier pronouncement of Parojinog’s involvement in drugs was based on report from regional intelligence units.

From the ashes of its dirt-laden image, Ozamiz City is rising loud and proud with its latest crusade to crush bad elements in its territory. 

On Wednesday (January 18), an estimated 30,000 Ozamiznons marched to a public venue beside the town’ historic structure famously known as Cotta. There was a public outcry to cleanse the city and eliminate once and for all the filthy stigma that has been since associated to Ozamiz City. 

On that evening, the city government has declared the what it’s called Alsa Ozamiz, a local movement to rally all Ozamiznons to shrug off all bad elements that has been corrupting and ravaging the once stellar status of the city. 

As described by the incumbent Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog, Sr., Alsa Ozamiz bears the same ideals just like his grandfather’s first and original Alsa Ozamiz movement back in the 50s to fight government insurgencies… except that this time, the fight is not against rebels, but to a more profound cause — that is to fight all negative elements in the Ozamiznon society.

You name it, it’s on the list — from illegal gambling down to illegal fishing and the like, with illegal drugs on top of the list… the city government led by Mayor Aldong are all down to tap it off their city.
OZAMIZ CITY HALL CRIES FOUL AGAINST ALL THE DRUGS ALLEGATIONS 
In a press conference held prior to the evening’s Alza Ozamiz event, the city’s father-daughter tandem composed of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr. and Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog vented out their sentiments about the latest accusations to them. 

Vice Mayor Parojinog cries foul on their critics’ claim that the city’s drugs situation is “rampant”. Vice Mayor Nova Princess said all these allegations are really unfair for all the drugs initiatives that they have implemented in the city long before DU30 came in to power. 

Mayor Parojinog, Sr. noted that they’ve been having this extensive fight against drugs however sadly, all these initiatives all went down the drain for nothing because apparently, their accomplishments just went under the radar of the then police chiefs for some unknown reasons. 

On the press meeting, the Parojinogs presented a really thick book of the anti-drugs operations report that has been taking place since 2013, long before President Duterte’s massive national anti-drug campaign. 

Vice Mayor Parojinog noted that the book contains all the reports on the drug raids, drugs suspects arrests and illegal drugs confiscations undertaken by the city hall with the PNP since 2013. 
ON ALSA OZAMIZ BASHERS 
Of course, being included on DU30’s narco-politician list (from which Mayor Aldong’s case is currently under revalidation) and having this aggressive campaign called “Alsa Ozamiz”, Mayor Aldong Parojinog’s detractors would definitely raise their eyebrows with the coincidence. 

Additionally, there were social media buzz that Alsa Ozamiz is the Parojinog’s strategy to sack the newly-assigned city police chief Espinido. 

However, the courageous mayor gleefully revealed that Alsa Ozamiz is actually a joint effort of the PNP and the city hall. In fact, during the Alsa Ozamiz gathering that night at the Cotta, although not present, the new city police chief had a long VTR message for all Ozamiznons that affirms his support on this anti-drugs initiatives by Mayor Aldong and VM Nova Princess (and the rest of the Ozamiz City Hall).
ALSA OZAMIZ 
Later that Wednesday evening Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr. led the formal launch of the ‘Alsa Ozamiz’ anti-crime program. ICMY, the Alsa Ozamiz program is an extensive program of the Ozamiz city hall that pushes civilian-barangay partnerships with government and non-government agencies to prevent “all that is illegal” in the city i.e. illegal drugs, gambling, fishing, logging, etc… 

With illegal drugs on top of their list, the leading city officials stated that they have standby programs to support this city anti-drugs campaign. This includes the proposed private partnership with rehabs as part of the follow-up initiatives for “tokhang responders” and also the potent “reward system” when it comes to intelligence gathering, among others. 
VIDEOKARERA MACHINES DESTROYED
On the eve of the Alsa Ozamiz declaration and right after the press briefing, some 560 videokarera machines that were voluntarily surrendered to brgy captains were crushed altogether by a payloader right in front of the city hall grounds. These videokarera and fruitgame machines are allegedly being used habitually by drug addicts as a fond pastime most notably when they are high on drugs.

Sabado, Enero 21, 2017

Understanding your hair by Novuhair

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

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
  • Childbirth also 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

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?

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 www.novuhair.com, Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial  , Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial or 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 Lazada.com.ph and regaloservice.com.

Martes, Enero 17, 2017

JR. NBA PHILIPPINES PRESENTED BY ALASKA TO INSPIRE NATIONWIDE YOUTH BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION

“Jr. NBA has provided world-class basketball instruction to communities across the country and produced a roster of athletes competing both on the local and international stage. We are grateful for our partnership with Alaska, which supports our mission of instilling the core values of our game and promoting an active lifestyle among youth in the Philippines.” ~Carlo Singson, NBA Philippines Managing Director
“We are proud that Jr. NBA Philippines has established itself as one of the country’s premier youth basketball programs and shaped well-rounded athletes including Aljon Mariano, Kiefer Ravena, Kobe Paras, Kyla Flores and Rozie Amatong who inspire Filipino youth to fulfill their potential. As partners of the NBA, Alaska Milk is committed to serving more Filipino children and families with affordable nutrition and providing first-rate training to guide their pursuit of becoming champions in life.” ~Blen Fernando, Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Jan. 18, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska returns this year to the Philippines from Jan. 20-May 14 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation.  

Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 to select eight boys and eight girls as Jr. NBA All-Stars
Online Registration Now Live at www.jrnba.asia/philippines

Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches participants the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  In addition, Jr. NBA Philippines will introduce a court refurbishment initiative that will revitalize a community court through the NBA Cares platform.

The Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 and is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  

The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bacolod, Batangas, Cagayan De Oro, Cavite, Cebu, Metro Manila and Subic.  The Regional Selection Camps will be held in Cagayan De Oro (Feb. 11-12), Lucena (Feb. 25-26), Cebu (March 11-12) and Metro Manila (April 1-2), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing to the National Training Camp in Manila on May 12-14, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

Below is a look at the Jr. NBA in the Philippines By The Numbers:
  • 133,000 –  The Jr. NBA Philippines Facebook page has more than 133,000 followers.
  • 57,000 – More than 57,000 players have participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines.
  • 3,000 – More than 3,000 coaches have participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines.
  • 94 –  94 Jr. NBA All-Stars have been selected.
  • 64 – Jr. NBA clinics have been conducted in 64 municipalities and cities across the Philippines.
  • 10 – 10 current and former NBA and WNBA players have participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines: Tina Thompson, Ruth Riley, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, B.J. Armstrong, A.C. Green, Luc Longley, Muggsy Bogues, Gordon Hayward, Nerlens Noel and Norris Cole.
  • 2 –  Two Jr. NBA Philippines alumni, Aljon Mariano and Raphael Banal, are currently playing in the Philippine Basketball Association.
  • 1 – One Jr. NBA Philippines alumnus, Kobe Paras, plays for Creighton University, an NCAA Division I team.

The 2017 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will begin the search for the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Jan. 20 in Manila, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.  Fourteen Jr. NBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip. 

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. 

The Jr. NBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14.  Coaches and participants can now register online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.


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About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from 41 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 1.3 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk
Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.  It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.  Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.  Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines.  At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 14-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values.  Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations who share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools and Sunrise Events, Incorporated.

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Contacts
Jandric Lim, NBA Philippines, +632-795-2444, jlim@nba.com
Tessa Jazmines, NBA Philippines PR, +632-929-4726, tessa@larcandasset.com 
Blen M. Fernando, Alaska Milk Corporation, +632-840-4500, BMFernando@alaskamilk.com
Atty. Santi A. Polido, Alaska Milk Corporation, +632-840-4500, SAPolido@alaskamilk.com 

Huwebes, Enero 12, 2017

Achieving a Healthy Liver Made Simpler

Achieving a healthy liver doesn’t necessarily mean you need to break the bank because there are a lot of healthy foods and simple methods that can help you achieve a healthy liver and you wouldn’t guess just how simple it is!

Did You Know That? Liver is like a factory inside our body? Because it performs different tasks to keep our body working.

It collects, filters, and releases toxins out of the body. But because of these tasks, our liver is prone to different diseases such as fatty liver disease, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver cancer. But you can guard your liver against these, take LiverMarin! Because keeping your liver health is essential to a long happy life.
  1. Incorporate Garlic in your diet. Despite the strong smell of garlic, it has allicin and selenium which aids in liver cleansing.
  2. Try to eat Grapefruit everyday. Grapefruit is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, it helps boost production of enzymes that helps in liver detoxification.
  3. Drink Green Tea. It is a drink of pure antioxidant which assists in liver functions together with other health benefits for the body.

Regular intake of LiverMarin may also help in digesting fat that aids in the treatment of fatty livers, preventing and treating hepatitis A and B, managing SGPT and SGOT levels and insulin overproduction. However, this is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

Aside from these 3, make it a habit to exercise regularly and take a supplement that supports the health of our liver; why not take LiverMarin?

LiverMarin is specifically made to aid our liver with its Silymarin and Sodium Ascorbate compounds. Here are the benefits of Silymarin and Sodium ascorbate:
  • Silymarin – Is an anti-fibrotic which helps avoid tissue scarring. It also blocks the toxins away from our body, away from our liver.

             - It regenerates liver cells damaged by alcohol or drugs.
             - It protects us against industrial poisons.
             - It is a good antioxidant
  • Sodium Ascorbate – Has general immune boosting properties. It helps prevent the body from getting diseases.

          - Has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which aids in protecting the body from harmful diseases.
          - Is essential for the body to be able to synthesize collagen, which is an essential component of connective tissues.

Silymarin acts as an antioxidant promoting the growth of new liver cells while preventing liver damages while the Sodium Ascorbate helps boost the body’s immune system.

LiverMarin is high content Silymarin and Sodium Ascorbate that is made more effective than powdered ingredients. It is a product of extensive research and development with top quality from the collaborating group of ATC Healthcare International Corporation, Phil.

United Pharmaceutical Corporation (PUPC) and The Bioscience and Technology Business Center together with KanPro Research Incorporated in the University of Kansas.

Like LiverMarin on Facebook to get more promos and updates. Also, please follow @LiverMarin on Instagram and Twitter.

Note that, LiverMarin is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. LiverMarin is SRP P7.50 per piece, available at all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.


Why Colon Cleansing is Important? Here’s the Reasons!


Hygiene is something taught to us from when we were kids. Adults tell us to give attention to how clean our body should be. Nothing’s wrong with this concept, but there is something we always forget to teach. That is to be clean not just on the outside but also on the inside. This is where colon cleansing enters.

Colon cleansing is important as it detoxifies the body from harmful toxins that can cause different diseases in the body. But how can we cleanse our colon? ATC Healthcare, your trusted life ally gives you a solution for that– FatOut.

There is a variety of reasons why colon cleansing is important and why it should be done regularly. First, cleansing improves digestion and can prevent constipation from happening. Second, it increases energy and concentration. Third, it aids in weight loss. Fourth, it encourages whole body detox and Fifth and most importantly, it is great for the overall health of our colon. If we consider cleansing regularly, then our health would be in amazing condition without having to think of excess fat and toxins in our body. To jumpstart your cleansing, why not take FatOut?

FatOut is the newest slimming supplement that helps lose weight without dangerous consequences. FatOut’s strength is its ability to REALLY help clean the colon and get rid of the waste as it is easily taken out of our system. The body flushes away the bad fat and toxins that make us gain weight, in the most convenient way possible! With FatOut, you will experience the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which cleanses the colon and burn down fats for a healthier and sexier you which mainly promote detoxification.

The wonder supplement—FatOut has the Sweep and Shred Formula from vital components. With Pu’er Tea extract which eliminates fats that are hard to digest, Aloe Vera Powder that detoxifies and cleanses the colon, Alfalfa that nourishes the digestive system, Oat Fiber that controls the appetite.

Moreover, The Green Tea Extract is best known to effectively burn and shred fats by speeding up the metabolism and Psyllium Husk that sweeps away the toxins and cholesterol.

If you are already having troubles with your weight, it is time to make a lifestyle change and consider taking action on the dangerous risks of excess weight. FatOut would make your life better by keeping the extra weight away reducing the risks of health

FatOut is high content 100% Pure extract of Pu’er Tea, Aloe Vera, Alfalfa, Oat Fiber, Green Tea and Psyllium Husk that is made more effective than powdered ingredients. It is a product of extensive research and development that guarantees top quality and excellent promising health results which makes it absolutely different from other slimming supplements.

Like FatOut on Facebook via www.facebook.com/ATCFatOut to get more updates and promos.

Note that, FatOut is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. 

FatOut should be taken daily, before every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. Available at all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Available at a special promo BUY ONE GET ONE for a LIMITED TIME OFFER only.



Aster Clinic first outpatient clinic in the Philippines awarded by TUV Rheinland

“It was not easy to pass the 9001:2015 commendations. We had to go through a tough process, which required us to document everything. However, with our existing international standards, we were given the TUV Rheinland approval after six months. Usually, assessments can go up to two years. Aster DM Healthcare established a certain level of quality as benchmarks for about 300 Aster units located around the globe. We are guided by six core values, including integrity, passion, respect, compassion, excellence and unity that we have ingrained in our system and culture since we started operating. Excellence is our most important norm. As we aim to give the best service to our customers, we continue to improve our standards. We set the benchmarks and we further raise it. Our goal is to continuously develop as a global company and that Quality is a culture in Aster and the company puts a premium on service as this is what Aster DM Healthcare is known for. We have top-of-the-line machines and equipment to back this modern system. The technology is created by the Aster group and is unique to the company. These technologies help eliminate errors and the switching of results. It is proven and tested to be efficient and effective. The ISO 9001:2015 certification is not just a marketing strategy for Aster Clinic. The company wants to make sure that they are setting the bar for international standards for outpatient clinics, thus we deemed it necessary to be certified by none less than TUV Rheinland. Our greatest goal is to gain customer satisfaction through our excellent services. Through the ISO certification, we are confident that we will deliver the best satisfaction that our patients would like to experience. We want to become a chain of outpatient clinics while we look for opportunities of building hospitals and pharmacies because that’s what we have within our network. If the market is good, we are planning to do this in Metro Manila and in some key cities in the country. ~Joyce Alumno, Country Manager of Aster DM Healthcare Philippines

The ISO 9001:2015 is the most difficult certification process so far and TUV Rheinland is one of the most reputable certification firms that awards such. 

Coincidentally awarded at the turn of 30th global anniversary of its parent company, Aster DM Healthcare LLC based in UAE, Joyce Alumno, Country Manager of Aster DM Healthcare Philippines, identified the company’s unwavering core values, world-class standards, excellent patient experience, and technological advances in patient care as the advantages that awarded them the newest quality management system certification.

The newest certification requires a holistic, rigid procedure as it looks into how a company manages potential risks, aside from conforming to international standards and other crucial criteria for assessment. 

World-class standards as guiding principles for superiority Alumno said that Aster Clinic is guided by standards that have been around for 30 years.

Although Aster Clinic is just one year old in the country, its foundation is based on the standards set by their international counterparts in different parts in the world. Excellence and as a core value of the trusted brand Among Aster Clinic’s core values, excellence is given emphasis as it highlights the quality and superiority of the company in patient care. 

Technological advances in patient care “We’ll treat you well.” This is the proposition of Aster Clinic in the Philippines. But, more than just a marketing tagline, Aster Clinic has added more value to its goal of treating its patients well by introducing best practices that uses technology.

The Clinic Information System (CIS) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are technological breakthroughs in the company that have been recognized for its efficiency to patient care. 

The CIS and EMR are systems for recording and keeping patients’ health information like laboratory results, medical check-up appointments, and even x-ray images. The information can be tracked by patients through the internet or their smartphones, which saves time, effort and costs on the part of the patients. The doctors can quickly refer to the patients’ records.

Meanwhile, the company is planning to expand in the country and will open three more branches in February next year.

Alumno added that the company will continue to promote its services, especially among the young adults as they recognize the increase of chronic or lifestyle diseases among this age group. 

With an ISO 9001:2015 certification on its company wall, Aster Clinic in the Philippines is hopeful that these plans will be part of the future.

What Can Luyang Dilaw Do To Our Body?


Luyang Dilaw has been around for years and years serving as an herbal medicine for colds, cough, fever and sore throat. However, further studies over the years have seen more than just simple remedies from Luyang Dilaw. 

Made more effective than powdered ingredients, BitterGo is a product of extensive research and development with top quality from the collaborating group of ATC Healthcare International Corporation, Phil. United Pharmaceutical Corporation (PUPC) and The Bioscience and Technology Business Center together with KanPro Research Incorporated in the University of Kansas.

Here are several other benefits of luyang dilaw:
  • Supports a healthy digestion
  • Helps in food absportion
  • Lowers cholesterol levels

It also has antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that benefit the entire body, protecting us from diseases. Aside from all that, luyang dilaw is a powerful antioxidant which helps in lowering blood sugar levels and at the same time strengthens the immune system. Good thing luyang dilaw is one of the key ingredients of BitterGo—making it easy to get all the benefits of luyang dilaw in just a form of supplement!

BitterGo is a dietary food supplement that is made from high content of Ampalaya Extract, Banaba Extract, Luyang Dilaw Extract, and Bawang Extract. According to studies these ingredients are popular for its health benefits like managing insulin levels, lowering blood sugar levels, aids in managing diabetes symptoms and stimulating the pancreas, spleen and liver to intensify absorption—these ingredients may be able to deliver aid especially for blood sugar control.

Like BitterGo on Facebook to get more promos and updates. Also, please follow @BitterGoPH on Instagram and Twitter.

Note that, BitterGo is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

BitterGo is SRP P7.50 per piece, available at all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide!


How to Stay Away From Diabetes?

When you are conscious about your blood sugar level, you would want to manage and control it. Good thing there’s a supplement that has ingredients which may help manage your blood sugar levels.

It could sound like this is a hard thing to do especially when you are at risk or you come from a family that has diabetes. However, there are ways wherein you can actually succeed in staying away from diabetes and that’s a simple lifestyle change. 

1. Lose extra weight – A healthy weight helps control blood sugar levels.
2. Control your carbohydrates – Manage your carbs intake daily, this will help keep your blood sugar under control.
3. Keep exercising – Regular exercise daily cuts down stress and triglyceride levels.
4. Get enough rest – Getting enough sleep leads to a healthier eating habit with improved blood sugar level.
5. Be conscious about your blood sugar – When you know where you stand and which level your blood sugar is at, you will know if you just need diet or you have to get checked by a physician already.

And when you are conscious about your blood sugar level, you would want to manage and control it. Good thing there’s a supplement that has ingredients which may help manage your blood sugar levels.

BitterGo is a dietary food supplement that is made from high content of Ampalaya Extract, Banaba Extract, Luyang Dilaw Extract, and Bawang Extract. According to studies these ingredients are popular for its health benefits like managing insulin levels, lowering blood sugar levels, aids in managing diabetes symptoms and stimulating the pancreas, spleen and liver to intensify absorption—these ingredients may be able to deliver aid especially for blood sugar control.

Made more effective than powdered ingredients, it is a product of extensive research and development with top quality from the collaborating group of ATC Healthcare International Corporation, Phil. United Pharmaceutical Corporation (PUPC) and The Bioscience and Technology Business Center together with KanPro Research Incorporated in the University of Kansas.

Like BitterGo on Facebook to get more promos and updates. Also, please follow @BitterGoPH on Instagram and Twitter.

Note that, BitterGo is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

BitterGo is SRP P7.50 per piece, available at all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide!


NorthPine Land Holds Gift-Giving Year 2

“As NorthPine Land closed a very fruitful year, we are pleased to have shared our milestones to children in need. We believe that sharing joy in simple ways goes a long way and we are determined to accomplish more socially relevant activities like this as a way of giving back to the community.” ~Mr. Ferdinand Macabanti, Newly-appointed General Manager
NLI staff led by GM, Mr. Ferdinand Macabanti (middle), shares a moment with the kids of Calulut.

Trusted horizontal property developer, NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) culminated year 2016 with a Gift Giving activity for the children of Brgy. Calulut, San Fernando, Pampanga.
The children of Brgy. Calulut received a day of fun and excitement.

Over 120 young boys and girls participated in the year-end program organized by NLI. Brgy. Captain Angel Wijangco and the council were in full support of the activity held at San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church in Calulut. The church is just a few minutes away from Montana Views, NorthPine’s latest project in Pampanga launched earlier in 2016.
Kids get excited as Jollibee mascot comes out to greet everybody.

The activity was made successful through the partnership with Jollibee. Children were treated to free food and exciting games as hosted by Jollibee and NLI staff. 

NorthPine Year-end Gift giving activity is part of the company’s lineup of CSR activities organized regularly. Connecting and giving back to the people are in line with the company’s mission to change the landscapes of several areas in the South, Metro East and Central Luzon where it currently has ongoing projects.  


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About NorthPine Land, Inc.
NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) is one of the country’s trusted real estate prime movers with a prestigious portfolio of projects in Pampanga (Montana Views), Cavite (Kahaya Place, Greenwoods Village, Wind Crest and Kohana Grove), Laguna (South Hampton), Antipolo City (Forest Ridge), and Pasig City (Lexington). Its distinguished shareholders are: HongKong Land, BDO, Metrobank, and San Miguel Properties, Inc. To know more about our lineup of products, visit www.northpineland.com or call +632 637.1531.


Contact Info:
Myla Miranda-Cammayo
Sr. Manager- Mktg. & Corp Comm
NorthPine Land, Inc.
+632.637.1531 loc. 114

Willette Samantha Lorin
PR Assistant
NorthPine Land, Inc.
+632.637.1531 loc. 115

TECHTonic Manila Convention Learn Practices on how to introduce new technology

Introducing new technologies in business, society or academe can be complicated especially if there are resistance from its users.  

According to the book of Calestous Juma, (Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa) Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies shows that there are many debates over new technologies that are framed in the context of risks to moral  values, human health, and environmental  safety. It also discussed how technological tensions are often heightened by perceptions that the benefits of new technologies will accrue only to small sections of society while the risks will be more widely distributed. It also reiterates the tension between the need for innovation and the pressure to maintain continuity, social order, and stability as one of today's biggest policy challenges.
TECHTalks, Exhibits, Activities , Ideas will take place at the SMX Convention Center organized by PMCM Events Management from 10:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening. 

That is why before deciding to adopt new innovations, there should be an identification of problems and how it will affect the business, society or the academe in the long run. There should also have a clear presentation of the issues that will address the need for the new technology and why its users should accept it.

4 things to do before introducing the new technology:
1. Investigate – before adopting new technology into your system, you must identify the issue, find possible solutions and investigate how it will gain acceptance from its users.
2. Plan – the process of technological change should have a planning part to gain acceptance for the details. 
3. Implement – this will determine if the initiative will be successful or not. New technologies require installation and setup which involve understanding of the people who will work with the new technology.
4. Evaluate – after a successful introduction and implementation of the new technology, the organization should perform an evaluation if the innovation will motivate employees and will improve the company performance.

Discover the breakthroughs that are significant to foster more sustainable mobility and enhanced life on July 29 and 30, 2017, at the TECHtonic: Manila Convention 2017 (Culture for the Future). 
Learn from the expert about the process of innovation, ways of organizations use their resources to innovate and the outcomes of innovation and how the innovation process is being stimulated by new technologies. 

Don’t miss this chance to discover innovations that will successively build positive social, academic and business culture.

Reserve your Booths now!  Follow us in IG @techtonic.ph and like our FB at TECHtonicPh 2017. 

Contact PMCM Events Management, one of the leading event’s organizer in Manila at 0995 281 3320 or +632 505 3746 / +632 501 0029 or send your inquiries at info@techtonic.ph if you want to attend the forum or exhibit@techtonic.ph to become one of the exhibitors. StartUps are welcome to join.  Pitch your ideas and be ready to be discovered by our investors locally and from abroad. 


Vitaly Bigdash, ONE Middleweight World Champion aims to win first world title defense

“I don’t want to leave any doubt every time that I step inside the cage. The judges are not always on your side. The outcome of the fight should be decided by the fighter. That’s why I always go for the finish. I won all of my fights by either knockout or submission. I would like to continue my way of winning fights in my first title defense. He does not have weak spots, but his striking is weaker that his grappling for sure. Grappling is his stronghold. If he prefers to strike with me, I know that I will have the edge. I am 100 percent ready for his ground game. I am fine to get on the ground with him. Grappling is my favorite area of MMA. I would love to try it with a high-level grappler like him. This will be an exciting fight. He always goes for the finish. I also want a knockout or submission. Fans can expect an awesome fight. Vitaly Bigdash, ONE Middleweight World Champion

ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash has a 100 percent finishing rate in his eight-fight professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, owning four knockout victories and four submission wins.

In his most recent trip to the ONE Championship cage, Bigdash captured the intricately-crafted ONE Middleweight World Championship belt with a scintillating second-round knockout conquest of Igor Svirid.

The 32-year-old Russian combatant looks to accomplish another emphatic triumph as he defends his gold-plated strap for the first time against Burmese MMA superstar Aung La N Sang in the main event of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER, which takes place at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14 January.

However, it appears that fishing for the stoppage will be a tough task for Bigdash as Aung La has 95 percent success rate of thwarting his opponents. 

Aung La holds 11 wins by way of submission as well as seven knockouts. Moreover, the 31-year-old Burmese fighter has stopped three of his last four foes in ONE Championship.

Bigdash has a tall order in front of him, but the champion remains optimistic that he will walk away with the ONE Middleweight World Championship title around his waist.

Although he does not see any week spot in Aung La, Bigdash believes that he has the upper hand in the stand-up department.

Aung La might have an elite submission arsenal coming into the bout, but Bigdash issued a stern warning about his ground game.

With Aung La’s gutsy mentality of looking for the finish, Bigdash expects that his five-round championship clash against his Burmese counterpart will have no shortage of firepower.
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About ONE Championship
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more.

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Miyerkules, Enero 11, 2017

Ooh La Lash Now Open at Ayala Malls The 30th

Do you know where you can go to get the safest and most natural-looking extensions?

Experience genuine and natural-looking lashes today at The 30th! OOH LA LASH NOW OPEN at Lower Ground Floor!

Perfectly groomed brows and long, lush lashes can change your life. But you already knew that. 

Ooh La Lash Lash Extension Lounge opened its first branch in Glorietta 2, Makati City on September 23, 2016 and will be opening its second branch in Ayala Malls The 30th on January 12, 2017. It offers exceptional service catered to each individual, run by a team of highly qualified aestheticians, providing eyelash and brow grooming services in a stylishly comfortable environment. 

Our rapidly growing client base is attended to by a team of experts trained to give the latest techniques in eyelash application to ensure durable and natural looking results. Services are delivered with attention to quality and detail, using only FDA-approved materials—the first lash studio in the country to provide this level of quality assurance.  

Ooh La Lash! Lash Extension Lounge delivers the real premier experience by providing the right eyelash solutions using only safe and globally accepted materials performed by the true expert Lash Technicians. To know more, visit www.oohlalash.com.ph and like/follow facebook.com/oohlalashph; Twitter.com/oohlalash_salon; Instagram.com/oohlalash_.






Maxwax Now Open at Ayala Malls The 30th


Given its interiors and roster of services, Maxwax has earned itself a reputation for being a grooming destination that combines all the elements women seek from a waxing salon that manages to put style at the forefront of its service. Regulars keep coming back because of the discreet and tasteful vibe that the establishment offers and find value in the peripheral services, given the expertise that its team of technicians has to offer, particular for brow design.

It opened its first branch in Alabang Town Center in 2013, followed by its SM Aura branch in 2015. Finally, it’s going to open its 3rd branch in Ayala Malls The 30th on January 12, 2017, located at Lower Ground Floor. 

Sanitation and the waxing product are very important, but perhaps the most important aspect of a professional waxing service is the professional, or who we call, the “waxing expert”
MaxWax is a venue that expertly answers a woman’s grooming needs—from waxing to eyebrow threading. Their expertise in what they do lends itself to complete customer satsifaction and trust—from their on-trend style inclinations, discreet and quick (but thorough) service and relaxing hygenic environment. They offer high quality services tailored for the grooming needs of women and they focus on delivering quality results that customers seek following the strictest hygienic protocols.

Maxwax Waxing and Brow Design Studio is the preferred establishment for grooming services highlighting style and discretion.