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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

OPPO Officially Opens the Biggest OPPO Experience Store in SM City General Santos




OPPO is officially opening a new OPPO Experience store in SM City General Santos on November 16. The said store will be the biggest OPPO Experience Store in the country to date and is also the first premium store of the brand in Visayas and Mindanao.

“This new OPPO Experience Store in SM General Santos City is just one of our many efforts to help push our commitment in providing the best brand experience to the Filipinos. As we upgrade our smartphone offerings, we are also expanding and enhancing our store operations in order to provide the best consumer experience wherever you are from the Philippines. We have a strong following in the Southern region so we think that it’s only fitting that we also put up one of our key experience centers in the south,” says Raymond Xia, Marketing Director of OPPO Philippines.

Through the first OPPO Experience Store in SM General Santos, OPPO customers in the south will now be able to enjoy a more sleek and modern store interiors which was adapted from the global store design concept. Additionally, consumers can also expect upgraded customer relations services and product experience with a bigger support team and product immersion areas available for display and trial.

The new OPPO Experience Store is located on the 3rd floor of SM General Santos in SM Cyberzone. In addition to this, OPPO is slated to open and upgrade more stores in order to reach out and provide better service to more consumers.

To know more about the new store openings and the stores near you, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com.ph or through the official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.


Join Elsa and Anna’s adventures in Frozen II at SM Cinema’s IMAX and Director’s Club




After taking the world by storm in 2013, the sequel to Disney’s Frozen is finally here. The movie’s well-loved characters are back on the big screen as they take on a new adventure. This November, SM Cinema invites everyone to immerse into a one-of-a-kind Frozen II movie watching experience at IMAX and Director’s Club Cinema!

Frozen II brings more magic and adventure that will take us on a journey with Elsa and Anna as they try to uncover the buried truth behind Elsa’s past in order to discover the origins of her magical powers. Together with Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, the sisters will journey to a place far from Arendelle and Elsa’s powers will be tested to their limits. Along the way, she will discover the life she was meant to live but in doing so, risk losing everything, including herself.

Make the whole family’s Frozen II experience even more special by watching it in IMAX at SM Cinema and immerse yourself in the wondrous world of Arendelle. With IMAX’s extra large screen and its superior surround sound, moviegoers will be transported into the world of the movies. IMAX is available in the following locations: SM Aura Premier, SM City Cebu, SM City Clark, SM Lanang Premier, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall. SM North EDSA, and SM Southmall.

You can also bask in luxurious comfort at SM Cinema’s Director’s Club Cinema, which is available in 10 locations across the country. Sit back and relax in comfortable leather recliner seats, indulge in cinema snacks and enjoy their in-house butler service so you don’t need to miss a single second of the movie. Visit any of their branches in SM Aura Premier, SM City BF Paranaque, SM City East Ortigas, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, S'Maison in Conrad Manila, The Podium, SM City Puerto Princesa, SM Seaside Cebu City, and SM Cagayan de Oro Downtown Premiere.

Catch Frozen II starting November 20 in SM Cinema theatres nationwide! Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates! Satisfy your cravings at Snack Time, the official food concessionaire of SM Cinema, which offers a wide array of snack like popcorn, hotdogs and burgers to complement your movie watching experience. Follow /SnackTimeOfficial on Facebook for more information.


Goldilocks Re-Opens Sta. Mesa Store



Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop continues to bring their stores into the new era with the recent re-opening of their Stop &Shop store located at 4304 Old Sta. Mesa St. cor. Ramon Magsaysay Blvd., Manila

The important occasion, which was attended by Goldilocks executives and staff, signified the new direction that Goldilocks intends to head towards as they oversaw the unveiling of the new store look which replaced the previous brown an yellow color scheme to the new, revamped white and yellow color pallet which Goldilocks intends to apply to all of their stores, nationwide.

Another highlight of the store’s official re-opening were Goldilocks card freebies which were given to the first 100 customers of the establishment, as well as a 10-peso Mamon promo that was made available to customers from 10am-11am, much to the delight of the attendees.

For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph



Saturday, November 16, 2019

Novuhair and FITFIL supports National Youth Commission's Youth Against Drugs Campaign


NOVUHAIR supports FITFIL and National Youth Commission FitFil Youth Against Drugs held at SM MOA By the Bay this afternoon of November 16, 2019.

Can regular exercise make your hair grow? Although hair growth never comes as a direct cause by exercise, mental and physical health challenges may interrupt the hair’s normal growth process which may lead to hair loss. However, regular cardio exercise for example, can help improve your health and mood — discouraging any breaks in the natural hair growth cycle.


Coach Jim and Toni Saret, The National Youth Commission (NYC), ABS-CBN Star Hunt Academy artists, together with the leading hair loss treatment in the country NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, officially launched “FITFIL YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS (and Obesity)”.



The challenge for a 2-hour Dance Fitness Marathon was attended by more than 3,000 youth delegate and representatives from from various government sectors. NOVUHAIR conducted free hair and scalp analysis to help attendees achieve overall wellness starting with their crowning glory.





Highlighting the event, The National Youth Commission headed by Commissioner Ryan Enriquez, pledged to donate 2 million pounds of excess fat from Filipino youth! This challenge is FITFIL’s way of rallying humanity to become more proactive in fighting lifestyle-related diseases responsible to almost 70% of all Global illnesses including deaths.

Flex those muscles and add a zest to your life by following this tips on how to make yourself happier and healthier through exercise in 6 Ways:

1. Control your weight
No matter how busy your schedule is, try to allocate time to go to the gym or just do some routines at home on a regular basis.

2. Fight health conditions and illnesses
Exercising regularly prevents many health malaise and concerns. These include stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, arthritis and a number of types of cancer.

3. Enhance your mood
Uplift your emotions simply by taking a brisk walk or a brief gym session. Engaging into some physical activities will help trigger different brain chemicals to make you feel more happy and relaxed.

4. Boost your energy
An exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. What’s more, it aids in making more efficient your cardiovascular system. A well-functioning heart and a healthy lung will enable you to do your daily chores.

5. Promote better sleep
If you’re having a hard time to snooze, a physical activity can make you fall asleep quicker and achieve quality slumber.

6. Bond and have fun
Beyond the health and physical gains, it’s more fun doing an exercise! For one, it allows you to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or just engage yourself in activities that bring you happiness. Second, it also serves as a bonding moment with your family or friends. Consider a dance class, hiking or enlist in a sports team. Look for a physical activity you’re interested with and just enjoy doing it. You’ll never know what you will discover about yourself in the end.

Make that move. You’ve got nothing to lose.

Let's start today!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

World Vision and partners respond to emergency needs of quake survivors




To complement the efforts of the local government, World Vision provided non-food items such as hygiene kits (bath and laundry soaps, toothbrushes and toothpastes, sanitary packs, nail cutter, undergarments and malong or tube skirt), jerry cans, mosquito net, mats, and blankets, and emergency shelter kits (tarp and rope) among others.

World Vision also focused its efforts to address the special needs of children affected by the quake. Interventions such as child-friendly spaces and temporary learning centers provided children with psychosocial support and a safe place to learn and play.

As of November 12, World Vision has reached at least 947 affected families with emergency shelter kits, hygiene kits, non-food items, and clean water kits (459 in the City of Kidapawan and 488 in the Municipality of Tulunan), 602 affected children with psychosocial support through child-friendly spaces in school-based evacuation centers in the City of Kidapawan, and 354 school children with 2 temporary learning spaces in their affected school in the Municipality of Makilala.

With the help of generous individuals and companies like Owndays Philippines, J&J, Emerson, Nexus, and RichMedia Inc., the aim to assist 1000 families or 5000 individuals will soon be achieved.

More Help is Needed

Bringing help to the hard-hit earthquake sites are not without challenges. In Tulunan, World Vision response team had to brave the landslide-prone areas in order to reach the survivors including the indigenous tribe B’laan.

“Every day since the quake, we had to walk at least two hours to go here and wait for help,” said 5-month pregnant Chona. She leaves her makeshift shelter at 6 o’clock in the morning and goes back at around 4 in the afternoon, depending on the schedule of relief distributions.

Analiza, another B’laan from a different sitio shared, “We have no choice but to do this. Most of us are farm workers, but our farms were damaged not only by the quake but by the landslides. It’s not easy.”

While help has reached some of the quake-affected families, challenges remain to rebuild their communities, and to start with their lives anew.

"Thank you for partnering with us as we help fellow Filipinos affected by the Mindanao earthquake. Much needs to be done and we hope that God will continue to enable us to help reach the most vulnerable children and communities”, says World Vision Executive Director Rommel Fuerte.

To know more about World Visions work and how to help our fellow people affected by the Mindanao Earthquake, please visit https://wvph.co/DonateforCotabato. You may also call World Vision at (02) 8372-7777 or (0917) 866-4824.

For more information and updates, you may follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram.

About World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Children present Manifesto to government leaders in World Vision National Children’s Congress



Delegates of World Vision’s National Children Congress dropping their personal prayers for children around the globe.


In time for the 30
th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the 27th National Children’s Month, World Vision organized a 3-day national children’s congress, attended by more than 140 children across the country. The event, anchored on the theme “Karapatan ng Bata: Ipagdiwang at Patuloy na Pahalagahan”, provided a venue for child leaders to present to government leaders their manifesto which highlights their call for the government and other non-government organizations to address the different issues and concerns that directly or indirectly affect the full attainment of their rights.
Among the issues raised include the lack of support and recognition for Barangay Children’s Associations (BCA), poor health services and poor sanitary conditions in communities, lack of teachers and educational facilities, low family income, bullying and discrimination. Alongside the issues were children’s recommended solutions.

“My life changed after the armed conflict in my city. I wanted to quit studying to help provide for the family but I’m grateful that my parents did not allow me to stop despite our financial challenges. If given a chance, I want to be an accountant someday,” shared Abdullah of Marawi City. The children suggested for provision of income- generating mechanisms to families, as well as access to technical/vocational skills training programs.

National Youth Commission Assistant Secretary Victor Del Rosario who was present during the presentation said that congresses like this are important because they serve as avenues where children may “vent their major issues, concerns and challenges that will be heard by the government for appropriate action”. He added that the government deems the welfare of children very significant in governance.

The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Women and Children’s Protection Center (WCPC) through Assistant Chief Colonel Robert Gallardo also affirmed its commitment to upholding the rights of children. “Our centers in police stations nationwide can cater to all complaints affecting women and children, and we can protect them.”

Leaders from the Department of Education, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Council for the Welfare of Children, National Committee for Children and Youth Participation, UN Youth Advisory Board, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos - Office of the President were also present during the Children’s Manifesto presentation.

The work continues

“We laud the children for their courage to speak on issues that concern them but we recognize that there is more to be done for them and with them. As a child-focused organization, World Vision will continue to help empower and provide them with venues to come together and amplify their right to be heard and make informed decisions to matters affecting them,” said World Vision Executive Director Rommel V. Fuerte.

“One of the things that stuck with me was the discussion on child protection. I learned where to go when we are abused or taken advantage of,” said Kate of Leyte Province. Meanwhile, Kim from Camarines Norte and a first-time attendee of the children’s congress, shared that he made friends with other children despite coming from different backgrounds and that he enjoyed learning more about the country through the different cultural presentations of his fellow children.

Aside from the crafting of the Children’s manifesto, the 3-day event further discussed the UNCRC principles, sustainable development goals, and the four categories of children’s rights: survival, development, participation and protection.

Towards the end of the congress, a new set of child officers were elected for the World Vision National Children’s Federation (WVNCF), a national assembly of children-representatives from assisted communities. WVNCF advocates for active child participation in achieving safe and protective environment in partnership with parents, local government, non-government organizations, private sectors, communities and institutions.


About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, their families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by its Christian faith and values, it is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. It serves and collaborates with all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. https://www.worldvision.org.ph



Friday, November 8, 2019

PARADISE DYNASTY for the hungry ANG Foodie Family




Whenever I crave for Chinese food, Paradise Dynasty comes first in my mind. With great selection from their menu, you'll never go wrong if you'll decide to have it a try. Paradise Dynasty is now turning 3 years with 3 modern designed branches in Manila, S Maison, The Podium and SM Aura. I'm still hoping though for Makati branch to rise soon.

I love the interior designs of Paradise Dynasty, well-lit, classy and modern. The cozy ambiance inside the restaurant can make your dining experience surely relaxing.



For The ANG Foodie Family, family time means meal time together. Eating together at our favorite places add memories to our hearts. Like our daughter, she did not grew up craving for fast food. She was brought up having home-cooked food or good ones from definitely good restos. And Paradise Dynasty is one from her favorite list. In the above, the young foodie's so excited to devour her favorite healthy appetizer. A good starter while waiting for the main dishes. The Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce is our young foodie's personal favorite. She loves veggies. Just a simple dip into the homemade sesame dressing and viola! A Chinese version of salad! While the Signature Original XIAO LONG BAO 10 pieces can be finished in less than 5 minutes with my foodie daughter. The KUNG PAO Chicken was not that spicy and the foodie hubby concentrated on that dish. While the cashew nuts made my day.

KUNG PAO CHICKEN
P 298

LETTUCE ROLL with Homemade Sesame Sauce
P 288
The Dynasty Fried Chicken is now the new favorite of The ANG Foodie Family. We love its unique flavor. It has a hint of curry, perfect flavor, as I do not really like strong flavor of curry. And it's absolutely crunchy! We also love the Sweet and Sour Pork that balances everything. Plus the surprisingly boneless Deep-fried Garlic Pork Ribs

DYNASTY CRISPY CHICKEN
P 298

SWEET AND SOUR PORK

DEEP-FRIED GARLIC PORK RIBS
P 388
If you are in the mood for noodle soup, La Mian with Vegetable Pork Wanton in Signature Pork Bone Soup and La Mian with Braised Pork Belly in Signature Pork Bone Soup can cover your hot craving. 


LA Mian with Vegetable Pork Wanton in Signature Pork Bone Soup
P 280

La Mian with Braised Pork Belly in Signature Pork Bone Soup
P 330





SPICY SZECHUAN CRISPY CHICKEN
P 298

SPECIAL DYNASTY XIAO LONG BAO ( 8 flavours)
P 388 ( 8 pcs.)
Xiao Long Bao is one of the best! They are served hot, juicy and comes in 8 colours and 8 flavours as well. There's a proper sequence as how to eat this dimsum. Better look at the instruction provided. You start with the Original white on in the middle and ends with the red one.



Are you up for something HOT? The Szechuan Cuisine is not for the faint heart... or tongue? It's surely good especially if you already feel like you'll go under the weather. They have POACHED BEEF in SZECHUAN CHILI OIL POACHED SLICED FISH in SZECHUAN CHILI OIL and POACHED CHICKEN in SZECHUAN STYLE. I think you can already say the level of its spicy-ness by the way it looks.While the Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette is a refreshing appetizer.

POACHED SLICED FISH in SZECHUAN CHILI OIL
P 788

POACHED BEEF in SZECHUAN CHILI OIL
P 788
Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chili Sauce was a challenge to me. I know I can handle Korean noodles. I thought I could handle it as well. I was wrong. I only took a cute bite of the fish but not able to take another one. Can't take its level of spiciness. This is for the bold ones. But promise, it smells so good! I saw my other friends enjoying it a lot. Maybe I should try to get use it... I recommend this magical bowl if you feel like you are going under the weather. It can help you recover fast.  
MA PO TOFU
P 288
POACHED CHICKEN in SZECHUAN STYLE
P 288
CHILLED JELLYFISH and SEAFOOD in VINAIGRETTE
P 328

CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BUN
P 188 (3pcs.)
Cap your meal with the interesting black bun dessert that is called, CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BUN. It's heavenly! Once you break it in the middle, the oozing custard lava will surely make your sweet tooth satisfied.

More than Dim Sum and Dumplings, Paradise Dynasty just turned 3 years this year! 
Cheers to THREE Years!

Paradise Dynasty at The Podium
2/L, The Podium
ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Seating Capacity: 135 
VIP Room A: 16 | VIP Room B: 14 
Tel: 8 682 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm




Paradise Dynasty at SM Aura
2/L, SM Aura
26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
Seating Capacity: 116
VIP Room A: 10 | VIP Room B: 10
Tel: 8 478 3333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm




Paradise Dynasty at S Maison
2/L, S Maison at the Conrad,
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Seating Capacity: 120 
VIP Room: 12
Tel: 8 828 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 11:00am to 11:00pm




The ANG Foodie Family
Another DAE to remember !

HERBALIFE : Want to Age Healthily? The Time to Start is Now!


More often than not, aging is a topic that we would rather avoid rather than discuss head-on, as our latter years are often associated with the loss of independence, sickness, loneliness and social isolation. With Asia Pacific being one of the fastest aging regions in the world today, it’s only a matter of time that we, as individuals, have to look at aging in the eye, and consider with care, what we can do to live a longer and more fulfilling life into our golden years.

By 2050, older persons aged 60 and above will make up 24 percent of the population in Asia. At the same time, the Korea population is aging faster than the rest of the world, and the country is on track to become the world’s most aged society by 2067. This means that many of those in their 20s and 30s today would also have moved into the ranks of the elderly by then as life expectancy continues to improve with better quality care.

Taking an advance reality check, how could we then put ourselves on the path towards healthy aging earlier on in life? According to Herbalife Nutrition’s 2018 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, 97 percent of Koreans believe that active steps can be taken to help them age healthily. 81 percent believe that by this can be achieved by making better nutrition choices, while 74 percent believe that this can be achieved by engaging in more regular physical activity.

While many of you may be still enjoying life in the pink of health now, it is never too early to take steps towards healthy aging as your actions have cumulative effects in the long run. To help you along, here are seven positive lifestyle habits to kickstart your healthy aging journey.

#1: Keep a Healthy Digestive System

Our digestive tract contributes to our well-being by absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. . Unfortunately, many people suffer from abdominal discomfort and other digestive issues, and that may increase as we age.

To maintain a healthy digestive system, be conscious of what you eat. Supporting your digestive health with a variety of different kinds of dietary fiber can help. It also helps to take regular meals and probiotics to aid digestion. Probiotics have been shown to benefit the intestinal microbiota, which recent science has shown to be important in digestive and overall health. Exercising and drink plenty of water can help lower your risk too.

#2: Prioritize Your Heart Health

Our heart is at the center of everything that gives our body life - from the transportation of oxygen to the success of the immune system, maintaining a healthy heart is vital for our well-being as we age.

Be good to your heart by eating a healthy diet, performing regular physical activity by engaging in cardio exercises at least three times a week, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoid smoking. It is important to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape as we age, and there is no better time than the present to start heart healthy practices including staying active and supporting a healthy diet with supplements that are beneficial to your heart.

#3: Take Good Care of Your Bones

Our bone mass peaks in our 30s and 40s, before we start to lose calcium and other minerals. This is especially true for women after menopause, who will experience a rapid decline in bone mass in their later years.

Maintain healthy bones early by incorporating strength-training or weight-bearing exercises into your routine. You should also up your calcium intake by consuming high-calcium foods such as milk or soybeans, or a calcium supplement daily.

#4: Preserve Your Joints

While age-related factors contribute to degenerative changes in our joints, taking active steps to preserve our joints can help maintain our mobility functions and joint comfort as we age.

Maintain healthy joints by incorporating flexibility and stretching exercises into your daily routine in the morning. You can also consume a glucosamine supplement for added joint support.

#5: Protect Your Eyesight

One of the first signs of aging is the reduced ability to see things clearly up close – a condition called presbyopia. You may also find it difficult adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colors as you age.

One of the key nutrients responsible for healthy vision is lutein, which helps eye cells filter harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Consume more lutein by incorporating foods such as spinach, kale, carrots or a lutein supplement into your diet. Protect your eyes from UV by wearing sunglasses and practice good eye habits by taking a break from your devices every 30 minutes.

#6: Exercise Regularly

As metabolism slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight becomes a persistent challenge. Regular exercise can help to increase our body’s metabolism, build muscle mass and burn more calories.

Build a regular exercise plan with at least 30 minutes of moderate-intense physical activity each day. Incorporate exercises that you enjoy and reward yourself when you achieve your fitness goals to keep you motivated. For the time-strapped individuals, try sneaking in short walks throughout your day, park further away from the office or use a standing workstation to avoid being seated all day.

#7: Keep Your Mind Active

Beyond preserving our physical health, maintaining our mental health is also vital in keeping dementia at bay while enabling a fulfilling life into our golden years.

Maintain an active mind by engaging in activities that you enjoy – spend time in nature, pursue a new hobby or take up music classes. It is also important to get enough sleep to improve focus, concentration and reduce stress.

No matter how young or old you are, it pays to start taking steps towards healthy aging now. By making simple changes to your lifestyle early with the goal of improving your long-term health, this will put you on the right track towards living a long, healthy and fulfilling life.

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About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent members since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial members who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.
For more information, please visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.