Thursday, December 7, 2017


Desperate times call for desperate measures. When you’re losing tufts of hair or seeing bald patches on your scalp, it’s but natural to feel the need to do something about it. 
Will you tell a friend or go immediately to a doctor? Will you hide the “shame” under the guise of a wig? While it’s quite hard to decide, there’s no way but people still find themselves falling in line over-the-counter (O.T.C.). And what’s on their hands? Chemical-based hair loss products. Here are some of the reasons why they impulsively buy these items:
 a.)   They claim to be effective.

b.)   They say the healing effects are felt quickly.

c.)   They are widely available.

d.)   They appear to be cheaper.

e.)   They claim to be safe.
Sounds tempting, though, be wary enough that once you delve into the nitty-gritty of these products available to allegedly promote hair growth, you’ll see why they may not exactly be a perfect fit. These are some of the negative possibilities when you use chemical treatments:


1.    Serious side effects like tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), and swelling of the hands and feet. These are actually some of the possible side effects of the hair loss drug Minoxidil, which is said to cease hair loss and promote hair growth.


2.    Most chemical products say they can “treat” alopecia, but reading the fine print will lead you to discover that it actually just slows the progress of hair loss. Little is said as well about these chemical treatments actually promoting hair growth.


3.    These products or “treatments” usually contain a variety of chemicals that may or may not cause allergic reactions. It pays to check the labels. Some chemical-based products may actually be presenting the side effects as the main effects. Let the internet help you on your personal research.


There may be safer and effective alternatives out there, but NOVUHAIR is a stand out among the rest. It has 19 natural ingredients—standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients that work in synergy and have been clinically proven to help stop the progression of hair loss, aid in stimulating hair growth, and reduce excessive hair shedding. 


NOVUHAIR is available in the Philippines at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide, Seafood City supermarkets and other Filipino/Asian stores in the USA and online at and at BeeOrganic in Kuwait. International online orders are also possible through For more information, you may visit or contact hotlines 4136570 and 09228830575.
Don’t make yourself fall as the next victim of the trap. Be smart; choose natural. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PAMI Once Again Ranked Among Top Investment Houses

Philam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) continued its successful run of citations by once again being included among The Asset Magazine’s list of top Investment Houses. The Asset Magazine is a prestigious Hong Kong based publication that reviews and compares reports from all fund houses in a given Asian country. Based on a comprehensive methodology that includes quantitative benchmarks, weighted performance, and preference voting from Astute Investor awardees, they are then ranked accordingly.
“We are honored that a prominent regional body such as The Asset continues to hold PAMI in such high regard,” noted Eric Lustre, President and CEO of PAMI. “We have been on quite a winning streak lately, but rather than rest on our laurels, each award we receive motivates us to strive harder,” he added.
Apart from their company recognition, two members of their team were likewise given individual awards for their exceptional market knowledge, acumen in making investment decisions, and overall trading skills. Katherine Castelo, PAMI’s Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management, and Katherina Dizon, Philam Life’s Deputy Head of Fixed Income Securities Trading Office both secured spots on the Philippines’ Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds list for 2017, ranking 10th and 5th respectively.
“PAMI is truly committed to our objective of providing Filipinos with the kind of financial empowerment that they deserve. This can only be realized if we have the most passionate and talented people working together towards that goal,” Lustre enthused. “We have always believed that our people are our greatest asset, and Rina and J (awardees Castelo and Dizon) embody this,” he further noted.
About Philam Asset Management (PAMI)
Philam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) is an asset management company that administers, distributes and provides investment advisory to nine mutual funds. PAMI is a wholly owned company of Philam Life – the country’s premier life insurance company– which is a member company of the AIA Group, the largest pan-Asian life insurance group that has a unique heritage of serving the world’s most dynamic region for more than 90 years.
Established in 1992, PAMI is one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the mutual fund industry with more than PhP40 Billion Assets under management as of June 30, 2014. A major contributor to the development of the Philippine mutual fund industry, PAMI is a leader in asset management in the Philippines, managing nine funds from different asset classes for different client risk appetites namely: Philam Managed Income Fund, Philam Bond Fund, PAMI Global Bond Fund, and Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Philam Fund, PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, PAMI Horizon Fund, PAMI Equity Index Fund and Philam Strategic Growth Fund.
About Philam Life
The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) is the country’s premier life insurance company. Established on June 21, 1947, Philam Life offers an extensive line of products in the industry that provides solutions to various financial needs including life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, investment, group and credit life insurance.
Philam Life is a member of AIA Group Limited, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group
About AIA
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively "AIA" or "the Group") comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan- Asian life insurance group. It has operations in 17 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 26 per cent joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar.


Monday, December 4, 2017

BYS Glitter Kits shine in Cosmo Social Shopping Party

Cameras flashed and faces, quite literally, shone and shimmered at the recently concluded Cosmopolitan Philippines Social Shopping Party at Early Night in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Over 100 invited guests, composed of pre-selected Cosmo Girls and other social media influencers, attended the exclusive event where they could shop--not with cash nor credit but with social media posts. Depending on what product the shoppers wanted to purchase, they have to post that product, along with its designated hashtag, on their respective social media accounts and they’ll get it, virtually, for free.

One of the most visited booths at the event was that of BYS Philippines. The surge of customers was credited to the BYS Glitter Face and Body Kit, a great way to get started on some rather avant-garde makeup. Apart from the Glitter Kits, BYS also gave away one Holographic Lipstick and one Ultra Glow Holographic palette to each of the influencers who attended the party.

BYS, an Australian brand, has been in the Philippines for the past five years. They have made quality and transformative cosmetics more accessible to Filipinas. Aside from the BYS Glitter Kit, the brand also offers a wide range of products that serve both simple and couture makeup needs.
While BYS is what one may consider as drugstore makeup, its quality is more than a match for higher-end makeup brands. Makeup enthusiasts will now have an easier time finding the perfect cosmetic products without breaking the bank.

“BYS has always been sensitive to the needs of its customers,” said Angie Goyena, General Manager of iFace, Inc, BYS’s exclusive local distributor. “We know that BYS is fit for the discerning Filipina makeup enthusiast or for women in general who wish to beautify and empower themselves,” she concluded.
To know more about BYS cosmetics visit their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages at @bysphilippines.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Explore CHILI'S TOP Fusion Menu

Are you open-minded? Because to me, it's always a good idea to have some blend of this and that when it comes to exploring food. Like combining usually widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients, when you put them together can create an extra-ordinary taste. Some kind of unexpectedly delicious ones.
Take a look at these menu. They all look interesting. And they all taste interesting as well. From the look of how it was all presented, readying your tissues before you drool over these is a must.
A lovely seared steak resting on a bed of potato rounds, chimichurri sauce and chipotle balsamic glaze. Match with creamy garlic spread and onion string.
Meat lovers can go for this one!

Yes! It's beautifully prepared salmon fillet set on a bed of potato rounds, chimichurri sauce and Aji Amarillo sauce. Drizzled with chipotle fruity sauce garnished with green onions. According to our young foodie, it was good. Of course, she's a salmon lover.
Thick as you can see it. It's an 8 oz. sirloin steak resting on a bed of mashed potatoes and chimichurri sauce. Topped with pickled red onions, white cheese, fresh cilantro and BBQ sauce. Yes, it's juicy!

Have a heavenly taste of three succulent lamb chops on a bed of potato rounds with warm chipotle fruity sauce. Each chop dotted with avocado sauce. Now this is Mr. & Mrs. Ang's favorite from this menu. The tender lamb just taste so good, I just have to practice my control, I guess I could finish the 3 chops...My first time to try fig sauce too. Quite an experience.
Noticed a common thing? These menu offers potato beds that provides you carbs.  There's no need to order rice.  The four main dishes goes with roasted cream corn, enough to fill your hungry tummy.

If you are craving for something spicy but not for noodles, these eight pepper wedges stuffed with smoked chicken and covered with a blend of melted cheeses can surely satisfy you. It's drizzled with BBQ sauce and served with pickled red onions, fresh cilantro and ramekin of creamy ranch dressing. 
Boneless chicken smothered in white queso is just a bonus. This cheezy hot plate was truly satisfying, perfect munch while waiting for the main dishes. There was a little spice that's tolerable, and our young foodie loved it.
Just to give you an idea, Chimichurri or chimmichurri is an uncooked sauce used for grilled meat; it comes in a green version and a red version and originates from Argentina and Uruguay. Got this from Wikipedia.
Don't miss this limited offer. So timely for the Christmas festivities!

All these will be available until January 7, 2018

Saturday, November 25, 2017

MAKATI DIAMOND RESIDENCES : Experience Champagne and Tapas Buffet

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Also the best time to gather your family and friends for delightful dinner meal and long conversation. And having unlimited champagne and tapas is the best way to extend our catching up sessions.

This December, have your fill of bottomless bubbly with Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve at the forefront, a true grower champagne with a breathtaking blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay.
Break your diet for a night! Because who can resist unlimited portions of Jamon Serrano and U.S. Beef Belly? What about complement your champagne with some of Alfred’s best-tasting tapas, including fish brandade, a milky Seabass puree on crostini and Bird’s Nest with Chicken and Barbeque Sauce, among others.
The horseradish cream and red wine sauce makes this slow cooked U.S. beef belly so desirable. I love it with the veggies on the side too. Even our young foodie enjoyed every slices of this piece of heaven.
Yes, of course, our young foodie got her favorite too. These cute bite size filled her plate for some 2 or 3 rounds this evening.  Well, I guess mom and daughter must almost have the same taste. I also indulged myself with this yum.


Shrimp on top of the pasta! Winner! I waited for this one. As shrimp as one of my favorite seafood, I definitely did not miss this one. Perfectly sautéed shrimp!

You may start to fill up with irresistible melted Raclette with your preferred accompaniments including cornichons, cocktail onions, boiled baby potatoes, and rye bread, to truly bring out the phenomenal flavors of this delicious Swiss cheese.

The truth is...I did not start from here, because I can not contain my desire for the jamon and the beef on the other end of the buffet table. But Mr. Ang really started at this station and I think he enjoyed 2 or 3 rounds before he went to the next trays.

I most of the time watch my diet, but tonight, I had to put it aside. I took a little bit of everything on my plate and that's called "happiness". The best three on my plate! The overflowing champagne even made my night.

And my usual note "There's always room for DESSERT." That goes alone for our young foodie.
And wait, I really appreciate a cozy yet elegant ambiance here. You can occupy for an intimate table for two, three, four or a long table for your big family.

By the way, other beverage options include red and white wine, select cocktails, local beer, sodas, chilled juiced, and iced tea.

Bring your family and friends for a night of UNLIMITED! Champagne, tapas and more!

The Champagne and Tapas Buffet runs from December 4 to 8, and 11 to 15, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and is priced at Php 1,800 per person. Book a table and call (02) 317 0999 local 1114, or email For other hotel promotions, visit
Makati Diamond Residences is located at 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City 1229. For more information, contact +63 2 317 0999 or visit or email Check or follow @makatidiamondresidences on Instagram for more updates.

The ANG Foodie Family
Member of KTG

The ANG Foodie Family together with our KTG family, got to spend our awesome dinner at the exclusive preview of Champagne and Tapas Buffet. It was an evening of unlimited bubbly, complemented with tapas and more.

Watch out for more of our food adventures together!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sweet Christmas at Century City Mall Makati

Century City Mall Makati formally launched its 2017 Christmas Season by lighting up the Giant Christmas Tree and delighting its loyal patron and customers with a nice and playful thematic decors around the mall last Nov 16.

"We decided to make this year's theme extra special. We wanted to transport the children into a fantasy land of what their dreams are really made of", Marco Antonio, COO of Century City Development Corporation said during the toast that highlighted the kids being the reason why this year’s Christmas theme is all about sweet treats. 

Family man James Deakin, host to the Annual Christmas Tree lighting was so natural doing a lot of selfies with kids dressed like candies, gifts and fairies.

Children with their Beauty Queen moms Karen Agustin, Mafae Belasco, Marina Benipayo, Sara Jane Paez, Patty Betita, PMAP Fashion Luminaries, Desiree Verdadero, Suyene Chi, Lou Bunyi Pareja and kids at heart Gionna Cabrera and Christi McGarry added glamour to the scene. One would really feel Christmas seeing these Models and Beauty titleholders attending Santa’s party with their children.

Christmas parties will never be complete without presents. Century City Mall surprised their guests even more with an exclusive screening of Justice League movie at their cozy cinemas and everyone received a gift crate with sweet treats and a cute teddy bear!

For this season, customers of Century City Mall are in for a lot of sweet treats that the whole family will surely enjoy.

Christmas is just around the corner. Century City Mall brings in Sweet Sound of Christmas live singing performances every weekend with Santa, shopping treats this Shopaholic weekend of December 16-17, sweet deals with Silverbells Bazaar, raffle with Siglo Suites, Sweet Mysteries by Mystery Manila and a lot more!

Century City Mall is located at Salamanca st. corner Kalayaan Ave. Makati City.
Visit their Social Media accounts for more updates,
 FB: CenturyCityMall  Twitter: Centurymall  Instagram: CenturyMallPh.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Launch of PHILIPS "MOM for Moms" Campaign

Here in the Philippines, the maternal mortality rate, a priority in the Sustainable Growth Development goals of the government , is deemed too high at 162 deaths per 100,000 live births as of 2015.

Although it has been decreasing in recent years, it has not been reduced enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal target of 52 deaths per 100,000.
Maternal deaths remain a major concern and according to the Department of Health,  there are at least three (3) contributing factors to this  – firstly, delays in reaching appropriate centers; secondly delays in health care provision for expectant mothers; and thirdly delays in them seeking medical help. 
As a leading health technology company, we’ve been here in the Philippines for more than 60 years, and we’ve been working tirelessly to help prevent, treat and ultimately empower every Filipino.
We saw the opportunity to introduce an innovative solution to address the root causes of the Philippines’ high maternal mortality rate.
Today I’m delighted to unveil our “Philips MOM for Moms” campaign.  This campaign aims to raise awareness about the problems of maternal mortality in the Philippines and show the potential of mobile technology to address some of the root causes. Ultimately we aim to empower Filipino moms to stay healthy during pregnancy.

With this initiative we aim to empower expectant moms in the Philippines to maintain good health through pregnancy and to support the existing maternal health program of the country through Philips innovation.

With this campaign, Philips supports Filipino moms by providing opportunities for them to be healthier and more confident throughout their pregnancy while increasing access to quality maternal health care for all.