Martes, Nobyembre 29, 2022

Galing Pook Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Local Government Programs for 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. recognizes the 10 winners of the Galing Pook Foundation 2022 at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacanang Palace. He commended the Galing Pook Foundation for recognizing and incentivizing top performing LGUs. With them in the photo are: Galing Pook Foundation Chairman Mel Sarmiento, Local Government secretary Benjamin Abalos, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Ten outstanding local governance programs were recognized in the 2022 Galing Pook Awards held at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacanang Palace last Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Galing Pook Foundation with its co-presenters SM Prime Holdings Inc., and the DILG-Local Government Academy, and sponsors Cebu Pacific and Airspeed named local government units from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao that promote innovation and excellence.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. commended the Galing Pook Foundation for recognizing and incentivizing top performing LGUs. He stressed how strong collaboration between the public and private sector can lead to more meaningful and successful programs that truly benefit the Filipino people.

"The recognition that you give to cities and municipalities inspires them to accelerate their drive towards improvement and it encourages LGUs to adopt practices that make us paragons of excellence in public service. It is necessary for us to underscore the importance of strengthening partnerships between the government and private organizations, such as the Galing Pook Foundation, especially as we bring about meaningful progress in the country. It's truly inspiring to see the impact of the work that you do, and I'm sure you've brought value to many Filipinos all over the country. Our collaborations bring us closer to realizing our shared vision, na ang bawat pamilyang Pilipino, may simple pero kumportableng buhay." ~Galing Pook Chairperson Mel Sarmiento expressed his gratitude to all the local executives and LGU teams that participated this year

The winners of the 2022 Galing Pook Awards were: The Green Wall of Alcala (Alcala, Cagayan); Advancing and Sustaining Good Governance and Community Actions towards Resiliency and Empowerment (Basilan Province); Bataan Public-Private Partnership Programs (Bataan Province); Balik-Biñan Project: Tourism Development through Heritage Conservation (Biñan City, Laguna); From Black to Green: Fishponds, Eco-Tourism and Full Employment (Brgy. Cayabu, Tanay, Rizal); Trekking to Unlock Community Ailments and Difficulties (TUCAD) (Goa, Camarines Sur); "I-BIKE" A Program Promoting the Development of the Iloilo City Bike Culture (Iloilo City); Yaru: A Whole-of-Community Approach Towards Disaster Management (Itbayat, Batanes); Libertad Fish Forever Savings Club (Libertad, Antique); and Basta Piddigueño, AgriHenyo: Consolidated Farm Production System (Piddig, Ilocos Norte).

The 10 winners were chosen from 18 finalists and a record field of 196 applications from different LGUs in the country.

Launched on October 21, 1993, the Galing Pook Awards has recognized 329 LGU programs from 200 LGUs in the country that have been promoted for replication to benefit more communities.

Huwebes, Nobyembre 24, 2022

UST’s Henry Sy Sr. Hall to boost health education

Leaders of Henry Sy Foundation Inc. (HSFI), led by the Sy family (L-R: Harley Sy, Hans Sy, Elizabeth Sy, Debbie Sy, Tessie Sy, Henry Sy Jr, Engr. Ramon Gil Macapagal (extreme right)) , formalize its partnership with the University of Sto. Tomas (L-R: UST Rector Fr. Richard Gaw Ang, OP, Dr. Ma. Lourdes Domingo, Fr. Angel Aparicio, OP, Fr. Maximo Gatela, OP)

Pursuing its objective of driving Philippine social development by fostering the youth and the culture of excellence through education, the Henry Sy Foundation, Inc. (HSFI) recently inked a partnership with the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Research and Endowment Foundation to construct a building that elevates health education in the country.

Thumbs up! Leaders of the Henry Sy Foundation Inc. (HSFI) and the University of Sto Tomas during the Henry Sy Sr. Hall partnership signing. 

Named in honor of the late SM Founder, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall of UST will rise on the main campus in Manila to respond to the needs of digital medical education.
The Hall will feature technologically advanced facilities and equipment that complement UST’s teaching, learning, and research practices. Focused on interdisciplinary collaboration in medical studies, it will also house the simulation and research facility of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (UST-FMS). 

Paragons with passion
Fr. Richard Gaw Ang, OP, Rector of UST, thanked the Sy family as they work together to provide the best education to future physicians and increase UST’s research productivity to fill the gaps where communities are disadvantaged.

“Your family consists of industry leaders who have visions for the Filipino community. Your choice to support this endeavor of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is a significant stamp of approval to the work and tradition of this medical institution. Your family’s Patriarch, Henry Sy, Sr., had principles in life that we, as an institution, give our best to also follow. We aim to lead as paragons with passion, integrity, far-reaching and optimistic vision, sensible priorities, and discipline. At the core of this is a deep sense of charity for God, the church, and the nation.” ~Fr. Richard Gaw Ang, OP, Rector of UST
Designed by C.A. Ventura & Partners, the upcoming Henry Sy., Sr. Hall in UST is envisioned to propel the health education of future physicians in the country.

UST’s future Henry Sy, Sr. Hall

Rising as an intellectual hub for future physicians, the building has a dedicated floor for the Faculties of Medicine and Surgery Research Center and the Medicine and Surgery Graduate Programs and Ethics Review Board. Here, medical education research and various medical-related specialty research will be reviewed and conducted. 

The building will include specialized centers, rooms, and laboratories, such as Medical Simulation Centers and Care Ultrasound Institute, and Otorhinolaryngology Laboratory. These will be equipped with cutting-edge tools and technology to develop medical students’ competencies in multiple simulated healthcare settings crossing the human lifespan.

The HSFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization inspired by SM founder Henry Sy, Sr.’s desire to aid educational institutions to drive Philippine social development. Its projects are undertaken in partnership with the SM group and its foundations to honor the SM founder by supporting educational institutions in promoting academic excellence as a key to a brighter future for the youth. Through the years, the foundation established and supported several academic infrastructures, such as the Henry Sy Sr. Primary School Building in Xavier School, Nuvali Laguna; Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center in Miriam College, Quezon City; NU Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna; NU Nazareth School in Manila; and a Henry Sy Sr. Hall each at Immaculate Conception Academy, San Juan City, and Assumption College. 

Lunes, Nobyembre 21, 2022

#SamsungBestChristmas ultimate Galaxy gift guide

Filipinos have a well-deserved reputation as some of the most welcoming and thoughtful people on the planet. This is especially evident during the Christmas season, when people go all out to show their appreciation for their loved ones through thoughtful and practical presents.
With the spirit of the yuletide season upon us, finding the perfect gift for loved ones can seem more daunting than ever. Christmas only happens once a year, so every gift should be meaningful and should fit any personality type.
But worry no more, because Samsung has got everyone covered this holiday season. Get what everyone deserves and gift a loved one with a Samsung Galaxy device!
Looking for the perfect gift for a gamer? A vlogger? A workaholic? Here’s how to match a Samsung Galaxy device to every personality.

For the photographer

Perfect for the designated photographer, someone who loves to create content and cherish moments, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will tick off every photographer's wish list with its Triple-Camera feature, boasting a 10MP 10x optical zoom telephoto camera 1, a 10MP 3x optical zoom telephoto camera 2, and a 108MP wide-angle camera.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra's camera is notable for being Samsung's most advanced professional-grade camera to date, combining the power of professional cameras in a single compact device.
Aside from the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ can also be epic companions for shutterbugs thanks to its recent tech upgrades. The Galaxy S22 series sports big pixel sensors, which enlarge pixels to pull in more light. This allows for crystal-clear photo and video recording even at night.
Grab the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and get a FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 WiFi worth Php 13,990. Meanwhile, every Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 purchase comes with a FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite worth Php 9,490.

For the tech-savvy

Know someone who's on track with the latest trends? Well, here's a gift that demands to be flexed. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 are unmatched when it comes to seeing life in new perspectives.
The Galaxy Z Flip4 allows users to capture moments from every angle with its FlexCam feature. The 1.9-inch cover screen is also an eye-catching feature that can be customized anytime. On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is an elegant productivity companion that allows users to smoothly multitask with its 7.6-inch main screen.
Get a FREE Samsung Tab A8 worth Php 13,990 for every purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.

For the gamer

For the mobile gamer—the one who loves scouting and taking on challenges in online gaming realms—, the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is the perfect armorGaming has never been this smooth, as this smartphone has a Game Booster feature that learns users' gaming patterns and automatically optimizes the device's battery life, temperature, and memory. The Game Booster also blocks activities from background apps and push notifications so users don't lose focus when in the zone.
Get the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G with a Php 1,000 token promo!  The 8GB/128GB variant is now available at Php 26,990 while the 8GB/256GB can be yours for only Php 28,990.
For the workaholic

Always busy and frequently canceling at the last minute, but still admired! For the loved one who’s devoted to hustle and bustle, the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is the perfect gift. Simple yet absolute, the Galaxy A23 5G has a Snapdragon processor and 6GB or 8GB of RAM for fast and efficient performance. Users can multitask anytime and anywhere without worrying about battery life as it has a 5,000mAh battery, allowing hustlers to continue what they do for hours on end.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G for only Php 17,490! As part of Samsung’s Christmas campaign, every purchase will come with a FREE Samsung Keyboard for maximum productivity!

For the music lover

Any music lover will definitely get lost in listening to their well-curated playlist with the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 and the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro. The audio experience will be crisper, and its Active Noise Canceling (ANC) technology has been improved, eliminating even the softest sounds like wind.
Purchase the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 at a discount of Php 1,500 or the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro with a discount of Php 2,000. The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 is also available at 30% off for every purchase of Samsung Galaxy A23, A33, A53, and A73 5G. Meanwhile, a 50% discount applies to every purchase of select Galaxy S Series and Galaxy Z Series devices.

For the fitness freak

Here’s an exercise buddy within arm's reach. Any gym junkie will be able to track every calorie burned with the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro. This smartwatch detects over 90 exercise routines and records users' progress. It also sports a powerful 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor, which monitors heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiovascular health.
Get a Php $,000 discount for Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro this holiday season!

For the creative

Write, sketch, or draw the wildest ideas because possibilities are limitless with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G. This smart tablet is a digital canvas and color palette that is easier to use and more accessible.
Samsung also made apps like Studio Paint5 to help artists with their work, giving each stroke the feel of a natural brush.
Grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra at Php 8,000 off! Price starts at Php 69,990.
Spread the holiday cheer because your friends deserve gifts as big as the galaxy. To know more about Samsung products and holiday deals, visit

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Sabado, Nobyembre 19, 2022

SM Cares partner with SMDC Light Mall, Superbook to promote disaster resilience among kids

“Our programs always incorporate values formation for the youth. During emergencies, adults may be focused on recovery efforts, but we also need to be mindful of the mental, emotional and psychosocial impact of disasters on our children.” ~Mr. Icko Gonzales, Superbook Project Head

‘GIZMO on the Go’ interactive event held in celebration of Children’s Month. As a company that strives for advocacies that benefit different sectors of society, SM Cares is committed to implementing programs on disaster preparedness and resilience that are inclusive, creating relevant initiatives not just for women, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, but also for children and youth.

In line with its Children's Month celebrations this November, SM Cares recently partnered with SMDC Light Mall and the Emmy-nominated animated children's show Superbook for "GIZMO on the Go," with a specially-designed program to teach kids the importance of disaster preparedness in a fun way.

Held last November 17 at the SMDC Light Mall Cinema, "GIZMO on the Go" educated children on common disasters in the Philippines such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods, and gave them tips on what to do in times of calamity. More than 150 participants were composed of kids from the Alay Pagasa Foundation, Ilaya Barangka Integrated School, and SMDC Residences. Teachers and guardians also joined the event.

Children were taught practical survival tips through hands-on learning and interactive games.

Children were taught practical survival tips through hands-on learning and interactive games.

Children were taught practical survival tips through hands-on learning and interactive games.

Apart from science-based lessons and survival tips, the program also featured a special viewing of the Superbook episode of Noah's Ark to promote personal resilience among the young viewers.

To further provide comfort to children in uncertain times, SM Bears of Joy were also donated by SM Cares and various SMDC Light Mall tenants.

"At SM Cares, we believe that in order to create a Philippines that is truly disaster resilient, we need to get everyone onboard, and that includes vulnerable sectors such as our children. This is very important especially because these children are most likely the ones who will truly feel the effects of climate change, including the increased frequency of typhoons, by the time they become adults, and we want them to be ready." ~Mr. Royston Cabunag, SM Supermalls AVP for Operations and SM Cares Director for Children & Youth

Values formation and SM Bears of Joy inspire personal resilience in children before, during and after a disaster.

Values formation and SM Bears of Joy inspire personal resilience in children before, during and after a disaster.

Values formation and SM Bears of Joy inspire personal resilience in children before, during and after a disaster.

Aside from these activities, several interactive booths were set up for participants to visit. These featured Superbook online games, an art booth to showcase creativity, and an interactive booth to learn about family, arts, culture, and the environment. The beloved robot, Gizmo, also joined the fun. Meals and treats were made possible through SM Cares, Superbook, Jollibee, Belgian Waffles, EggdropMNL, Smart Driving School and NDZ Corporation.

Children enjoy the various activities that engage movement, creativity and problem-solving.

Children enjoy the various activities that engage movement, creativity and problem-solving.

Children enjoy the various activities that engage movement, creativity and problem-solving.

Through this program, SM Cares supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly "SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities" and "SDG 13: Climate Action." This further aligns with RA No. 10661, which established National Children’s Month instill in the Filipino consciousness our children’s rights to survival, development, protection, and participation.

Other initiatives of SM Cares on children and youth include the long-running Global Youth Summit in partnership with Global Peace Foundation Philippines, the annual SM Bears of Joy initiative, as well as supporting programs with UNICEF Philippines and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

SM Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, responsible for initiatives that focus on communities and the environment. In addition to its programs on children and youth, SM Cares’ advocacies include programs on women and breastfeeding mothers, environment, PWDs and senior citizens, and the Bike-friendly SM.

To learn more about these programs, visit

Busy Schedule? Try These Easy Tips for Staying Healthy

"As an actress, I do a lot of lock-in taping. There are also some scenes where I must exert a lot of energy and effort, which can be taxing for my body. That is why the 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia can help me improve my health and performance despite my busy schedule. I also made some little lifestyle changes that do not take a lot of time, so I can continue giving my best in every character I play." ~Jane De Leon, TV Personality, a sought-after young actress, and brand ambassador of Santé Barley

Learn how this wonder food can supplement your health needs while keeping up with the grind.

The hustle culture is slowly normalizing, especially for millennials who want to earn on top of their nine-to-five job. So, it’s no surprise that different working conditions that are too taxing cannot be avoided. But while you strive to be at your best, you should not forget to supply your body with what it needs.

Learn how this wonder food can supplement your health needs while keeping up with the grind.

Jane De Leon, TV Personality, a sought-after young actress, and brand ambassador of Santé Barley, knows this all too well. But despite this, she shares how easy lifestyle changes can impact how healthy she can hope to be. 

Indeed, having Santé Barley Powder with Stevia as part of her every day routine has allowed her to stay healthy.

Like Jane De Leon, here are some tips that you can apply, together with 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia, to keep your body healthy despite having a busy schedule:

Add healthy drinks to your meals. Sometimes, it is nice to end your meal by drinking sweet beverages like soft drinks, milkshakes, milk tea, and more. While these may be tasty, it’s high sugar content is definitely bad for the body. 

If a sweet drink is your guilty pleasure, it is time to switch to 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia.

200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia contains a certified organic barley grass by BioGro, New Zealand's largest and best-known certifier for organic produce and products that promote the highest levels of organic quality. Since it is sweetened using Stevia, an alternative sweetener made from stevia plant leaves, it is guaranteed to be delicious without containing carbohydrates, calories, or any artificial ingredients. 

For best results, you can serve it by mixing one heaping scoop or teaspoon into one glass (approximately 250mL) of water. Stir well and consume immediately. It is best to drink a glass daily before meals or as prescribed by a physician.   

With these, you can still enjoy your sweet drink without worrying about the repercussions that it can do on your health. You will also have a boost of energy and a healthier mind and body to face every task you need to accomplish.

Consider a meal prep. Due to your busy schedule, there are times that you will forget to eat on time. With this, you will feel tired and weak. Remember, no matter how busy you can get, it is essential to have a complete meal because your body gets the energy from the food you eat.

Consider having a meal prep. Meal prep or meal prepping is the concept of making your meals ahead of time. This is perfect for busy people because it saves you a lot of time, and you can customize your food according to your diet. With the help of meal prep, you will have a complete meal without relying on takeout or fast food.

While you are at it, you can add 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia to your meal prep. The good thing about the 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia is that it contains many vitamins and nutrients that can level up the benefits you will get from it. If your goal is to control your weight while having ample energy every day, the 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia has ingredients that can improve your gastrointestinal health, contain antioxidants, and enhance your immunity. 

Get a good night’s sleepA busy schedule can sometimes cause you to forgo sleep and rest. If this keeps happening, you are at risk of developing illnesses like strokes, obesity, depression, and more.

Moreover, getting a good night’s sleep will hinder you from performing best at your work. It makes you less alert and can adversely impact your work. A good night’s sleep allows you to perform at your best.

When work is done, make it a point to sleep. Tune out of social media and avoid drinking coffee in the middle of the day.  Lastly, don't feel guilty about getting your beauty rest; prioritize it every day.

On top of that, the 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia also promotes sleep because it contains GABA or γ-Aminobutyric acid that activates the GABAA receptors, which favors sleep. A glass of 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia daily will help you decrease sleep latency.

In this hustle culture, it may seem impossible to achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. However, staying healthy while you deal with work doesn't have to be hard. A little lifestyle change goes a long way.

"Small changes can make a lot of difference, and we in Santé want to promote this. Staying healthy does not have to be extravagant. Sometimes, a simple lifestyle change can make your life better. The 200g Santé Barley Powder with Stevia is created for everyone who shares the same problem. We hope that through this product, we get to share our mission of helping everyone to live more and do more." ~Joey Marcelo, Chief Executive Officer of Santé

Santé is one of the leading global manufacturers of products with organic barley grass (certified organic by BioGro) grown and harvested from New Zealand. With its mission to help people live better lives, the company promotes, produces, and distributes premier natural health and wellness products and services.   


To learn more about 200g Santé Barley powder (with Stevia) and other Santé products, visit its website at

How international work experience can boost your career

They say that travelling or living in a different country is the ultimate life education – you get to learn new cultures, language, skills and values that can help you develop and grow as an individual.
Healthcare job applicants who are looking to further their careers while attaining personal growth, can gain all that and more by exploring great opportunities abroad. And TrueProfile, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, further emphasizes this as it lists the benefits of an international experience:   
Great healthcare training opportunities. Many overseas countries are well-equipped with advanced healthcare facilities which may be new to you. This can serve as a great training ground for you to develop professionally, as you are exposed to different medical technologies and techniques that will be valuable as you continue to practice your profession.  
Great global network. When you start working abroad, you will get to meet fellow healthcare professionals who can share useful insights and experiences. You will also learn a lot by networking with fellow Filipinos in the healthcare profession. For instance, by  registering as a member at, you will get  access to a community of health workers based in different countries who can share tips that can help you look for jobs abroad, first-hand experiences in your target country and  updates on the latest trends and  developments within your industry.
Valuable employee traits. Living abroad puts you in situations that compel you to harness invaluable life skills such as decision-making, problem-solving, adaptability, and social interaction. By having an international exposure, you discover more about your strengths and weaknesses, and develop your versatility and readiness. In the work setting, these qualities will be very useful when trying to overcome challenges or when working with a team with different working styles and cultural backgrounds. 
A host of better opportunities await you. If you’re a healthcare job applicant looking for better career opportunities, gaining  overseas experience can greatly help you achieve just that. You can take the first step by checking out the host of job opportunities available on the website. Simply visit the ‘Jobs’ tab on page ( and explore job openings that are suitable for your skills set and expertise.
Simultaneously, you can start creating your account. To register, visit Once registered, click on “Career Toolkit'' and “Verification” to see the different verification options. You can start building your digital resume and make it more visible to prospective employers by choosing the Profile Visibility Preferences on your account.
To know more, visit 

About works with employers and international job applicants to enhance human resource processes through a fully digital, on-demand Primary Source Verification (PSV) solution. removes the friction of ever-repetitive background checks and replaces it with a broadly accepted standard that connects applicants with employers in a secured and trusted environment. We do this by using cutting-edge blockchain technology to securely verify applicant qualifications for prospective employers. The PSV process ensures that all of the candidates’ credentials are authentic and issued by an accredited institution. is part of the DataFlow Group, a leading global provider of specialised PSV solutions, background screening and immigration compliance services. Headquartered in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the DataFlow Group has been delivering PSV services to regulators and governments in Asia and Europe since 2006.

Huwebes, Nobyembre 17, 2022

Patch your way to wellness with LifeWave’s wearable wellness products

“Stem cells are the foundation of health. If you have less stem cells, you will get sick. It is your primary source of defense. As we grow older, the number of stem cells in our body decreases. What is nice about this product is that you wear it and you do not drink or take it. This is not a drug, not a pill, no chemicals added. It is a patented product.” ~Dang Gilera, LifeWave Philippines General Manager

There’s a company that’s making its presence felt in the health and wellness market because of its very unique products. The primary purpose of LifeWave, an advanced technology company, is to improve the health and wellness of every Filipino without the use of drugs or chemicals. What LifeWave offers are wearable wellness patches that boost cellular activity using light.

David Schmidt, LifeWave’s Founder and CEO

This technology was developed by David Schmidt, LifeWave’s Founder and CEO. Schmidt founded LifeWave in 2002 as a research company based on a newly patented technology for enhancing health through a novel form of phototherapy he had invented.

The United States Navy recognized Schmidt’s innovative work and invited him to join an elite research team that developed mini-subs or midget submarines. Schmidt attempted to help the crew of the mini-sub stay awake without the use of drugs. He investigated natural methods for increasing the body’s energy. Three years of research led to the creation of the Energy Enhancer Patch, the first LifeWave prototype.

LifeWave’s flagship product is X39®, a stem cell activator patch.

LifeWave X39, LifeWave’s flagship product
She added that when you place a LifeWave X39® patch on the recommended acupressure points on your body, it will help grow your own stem cells. Most X39® product users attest that you feel the effects right away.

Immediate success
LifeWave was launched in August 2004 and was an immediate success, generating US$17 million in sales in its first year. Since then, LifeWave has grown into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Ireland, Taiwan and distribution in over 100 countires.

LifeWave made its way to the Philippines back in 2018 with a pre-launch in December. The grand launch happened in March 2019. However, the COVID-19 happened a year after and LifeWave’s plans had to be set aside.

LifeWave X39® is the company’s best-seller.  “It is clinically proven to provide the body with a level of health and vitality that users would not have experienced since their youth.” This advanced technology product provides health benefits like rapid pain relief, reduced inflammation, supports wound healing, energy and vitality, metal clarify, enhances sports performance, faster recovery from exercise and improved skin appearance.

The other products that Schmidt developed for LifeWave that are available in the Philippines aside from X39® include X49™,  Energy Enhancer®, IceWave®, Silent Nights®, Y-Age Aeon®, Y-Age® Glutathione, Y-Age® Carnosine, SP6® Complete, AcuLife, and Alavida™ Regenerating Trio LifeWave’s skin care products.

Martes, Nobyembre 8, 2022

Discounts and Freebies in Hanabishi’s 11.11 Sale on Lazada and Shopee

Now is the perfect time to go shopping for your home and cooking appliances, Hanabishi offers up to 45% off on select products from November 11 to 14 for its “11.11 Sale-bration” on both Lazada and Shopee.

Buy two products and get 3% off. Don’t forget to use the P50 voucher and P50 shipping discount to enjoy more savings. At Lazada, select Hanabishi items can be availed using the Lazada Bonus voucher.

That’s not all. In time for the holidays, Hanabishi is also giving away free food products from CDO and Hobe.

Select grillers, hotpots and gas stoves come with free San Marino corned tuna. Buy any colored rice cookers and receive a free CDO meatloaf. 

The Hanabishi multi-function cooker and food steamer come with free CDO karne norte, while its microwave ovens and electric stoves come with free CDO luncheon meat.

Purchase a deep fryer or sandwich/waffle makers and receive a complimentary CDO Vienna sausage. Oven toasters, pop-up toasters, and coffee makers, meanwhile, come with free CDO home-style liver spread.

When you buy the Hanabishi ceramic cooker HCERC300X, 3in1 portable griller/cooker gas stove HPORTGRCOOK 3IN1, or portable gas stove HPORTGS50, you will get a free Hobe special bihon in 500 g.

Purchasing the Hanabishi induction cooker HIC90, induction cooker HIC200, or any size of the congee and rice cooker series HRCR2C will get you a free Hobe canton in 227 g.

The Hobe palabok 454 g, meanwhile, comes free with a purchase of the Hanabishi multi-cooker HMC550SS and multi-cooker with12 in 1 function/griller HMCGRILL50.

All Hanabishi double burner gas stoves come with free Hobe instant chicken noodles, all single burner gas stoves with free instant seafood noodles, and all electric gas stoves with free instant Oriental noodles.

Start adding to cart now and don’t forget to checkout from November 11 to 14.

Follow Hanabishi’s official social media accounts to stay updated on its latest products and promotions.

About Hanabishi: 

Sa Bahay at sa Business Mo, Hanabishi!
Hanabishi is a Filipino household name for appliances for over 35 years. It is a brand engineered to fit the lifestyle of the Filipino both for homes and businesses.  Hardworking, durable and resilient, are the attributes that personify Hanabishi making it the brand of choice of every Filipino mom and businessman when it comes to value and practicality. Hanabishi is the mark of quality that grows with you through the years.  Built with passion and an impeccable desire to uphold the quality of life in every Filipino home, Hanabishi will remain to be the PRACTICAL choice and KAPARTNER, today and for the many years to come.

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Sabado, Nobyembre 5, 2022

FIRST IN MANILA: A 3D Whale Shark billboard, Space Tunnel, Golden Gateway and Dazzling Light shows- ALL Immersive experiences lead to SM

LOOK: A 3D Whale Shark Billboard, Space Tunnel, Golden Gateway and Dazzling Light shows take over the Holidays in Manila.

SM Supermalls celebrates not just joyful, but also fun, immersive and experiential holidays. This year, we take you to the deep oceans with SM Megamall's first-ever 3D Whale Shark LED billboard, see the Northern lights at the Aurora Trail of SM City North Edsa, Sparkle at the Light show and Holiday fireworks at SM Mall of Asia, enter the Golden gateway of SM Aura Premier and explore the outer space at the Mega Space Odyssey.


The illuminating lights of the Aurora Borealis is at the North this Christmas. Walk and indulge in a family friendly immersive experience at the Aurora trail ascending the giant holiday tree with a magical array of lights, forestry, rein-bears & holiday polar express.


Travel to majestic galaxies in outer space and take photos and videos with your space explorer friends. Experience the first-ever immersive 3D LED tunnel in Manila on October 21 to December 25 at the ground level Mega Fashion Hall (at the back of the Giant Christmas Tree).

SM Supermalls introduces the new 3D technology along EDSA by screening a hyper-realistic 3D Whale Shark at SM Megamall's LED billboard. Bringing you the first in the Philippines, High-Definition Immersive content at the heart of the bustling metropolis. Netizens are awestruck of a larger-than-life Whale Shark peeking out of a digital billboard spanning over 2,000 square foot. The Mega Whale Shark was first teased on April 27 but customers, tourists and motorists can catch the short preview every 15 minutes starting April 28 at peak hours from 12nn to 10pm daily. Watch out for the new 3D content this Christmas. The Philippines has the 2nd largest population of whale shark in the world at over 1,950.


Feel the Christmas spirit as you watch the brightest and merriest indoor Christmas tree music and lights show. Be in awe as you watch over one hundred thousand lights set to music. Catch the show DAILY, every hour from 10am to 10pm until end of December at the Central Atrium.

Enjoy the most awaited and better than ever fireworks display at the MOA Complex every Friday and Saturday from November to December 2022. Make sure to experience this magical moment with your families and loved ones.


Tucked behind the giant Christmas tree is a golden gemstone-shaped immersive experience. In partnership with global smartphone brand TECNO Mobile, technology and art meet to transport all who enter this enclosure into scenes of an opulent holiday palace and fantastical golden worlds. Simply present PHP 1,000 in single or collected receipts and enter a whole new world filled with glitz and

The theatrical room isn't the only technological experience the mall has. Equally spectacular is a
choreographed light and sound display at SM Aura Premier's Skypark at Level 5. Visitors of the Skypark enter a space with tall tree-like sculptures made of strings of lights. As they go through a forest of lights, a jaw-dropping musical show will entrance and excite them. Visitors can stop and enjoy the choreographed audio and visual performance at 7pm on all Sunday nights of December, including December 25th itself.