Saturday, October 31, 2020

NOVUHAIR Petite: Less is more


The reality of adhering to the different pandemic-related health protocols until this global health crisis is under control while slowly relaxing the expansive social restrictions to bootup the economy refers to our “new normal”.

ADP Pharma Corporation introduces to the island of Luzon the new NOVUHAIR® Petite, the fit and clear-cut choice to meet the ever-changing needs and essentials in facing the challenges and the impact of the new normal.


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But why choose NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion?

·         Formulated with 19 of nature’s finest and standardized herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help prevent and reduce the progression of hair loss

·         Clinically proven safe and effective by a clinical trial designed by and for Filipinos

·         No harmful chemicals such parabens and sulfates

·         Proudly Philippine-made, FDA-registered, compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive and USA Cosmetic Guidelines

·         Comes in a 200mL bottle good for about 4 months use

NOVUHAIR® Petite will be available online and offline soon for the special price of 1,990 good for 2 months, highly recommended to those experiencing excessive hair shedding and to those who have been clamoring for a smaller pack for trial purposes. Sounds good?

NOVUHAIR® products are available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide and online at Lazada, Shopee and

May this new offer help you feel secured and happy despite the woes of hair loss during this pandemic crisis and gain so much more value in your life.

Choose natural. Nothing to lose.

For more updates about NOVUHAIR® Petite, follow our Facebook page and Instagram account @NovuhairOfficial.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Meet the New C in Town

Prevention is better than cure, they say. That is why amid the current global health crisis, everyone is encouraged to take extra precautions to avoid getting sick. 


As part of the “new normal,” people are advised to stay at home, wash the hands frequently using soap and water or sanitizers, and wear protective equipment, facemasks, and face shields, among others, as prescribed by the local authorities.


For Ms. Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, however, it also pays to take Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that cannot be produced by our body. While it can be found mostly in the food we eat, such as citrus fruits, strawberries, and kiwi, taking an extra dose of this important nutrient can help our body’s immune functions, as well as other health benefits. 


“Keeping a healthy lifestyle, which starts with eating a well-balanced diet to get the right amounts of important nutrients and vitamins, is important to help maintain a healthy immune system. One of these important nutrients is Vitamin C, which has been featured in supplements due to its promising properties,” Catriona said. 


As a model, singer, and beauty pageant titleholder, known for her healthy lifestyle choices and as a fitness inspiration for all, Catriona Gray encourages everyone to get that extra dose of Vitamin C as she joins the Santé family as the new brand ambassador of Daily C. 


Santé’s Daily C is your go-to Vitamin C supplement for the whole family, as well as young professionals who work all-day or on night shifts. And since it is non-acidic, it is gentler on the stomach and safer for daily consumption. 


This time, Santé Daily C now has an exciting new look and an additional variant. Aside from its Daily C 500mg which has been in the market for over 5 years, Santé also introduces Daily C in 750mg, a bigger serving of the trusted Daily C – ascorbic acid as sodium ascorbate, now in vegetable capsules. 


Daily C provides an extra dose of Vitamin C, which not only aids the immune system but also prevents scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency); an extra level of protection by enhancing the absorption of iron and the formation of collagen in our bodies; as well as an extra aid in speeding the process of wound healing. 


“Now more than ever, it is important for all of us to take good care of our health and overall wellbeing. I’m glad that I am able to promote this mindset as the newest brand ambassador for Santé Daily C,” said Catriona. 


Joey Marcelo could not agree more. He said that “amid these uncertain times, we all need to take extra precautions. We are glad that we have our country’s pride, Ms. Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, as our new brand ambassador for Daily C as we encourage everyone to keep themselves healthy and strong, especially amid the current global health crisis.”


Santé Daily C is just one of the many other organic health and wellness products offered by Santé. Known for its flagship, Santé Barley™, the company has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. They are made with organic barley grass, as certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.


To learn more about Santé, visit its website at


FREE Extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo Exclusive at Watsons


Along with the ongoing threat of this pandemic health crisis comes, one has to adapt to the new normal that affects everything and everyone. Despite the urgency of reopening businesses for economic reasons, the majority of the Filipinos are still forced to stay at home with uncertainty.

Apparently, these endless quarantines have taken emotional and mental tolls in the household affecting Filipino women, most of whom work from home and work at home. They have to take care of the entire family and household while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

For some women, such trying times are something to lose their hair over, literally. Not many know this, but stress can actually cause hair loss. Mental health issues like anxiety and depression can also contribute to hair loss. Discover some of the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more:

Understanding the root cause of hair loss can greatly help you choose a safe and effective anti-hair loss product. If you want to experience nature’s answer to hair loss, avail of the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 promo pack exclusively available at participating Watsons stores. Checkout the list below:


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The NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 promo pack contains one 200mL bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Condition plus another 200mL Herbal Shampoo worth 1,100 for FREE!


Choose natural. You’ve got nothing to lose.

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Promo duration: August 25, 2020 to February 24, 2021


Monday, October 26, 2020

World Vision ensures a bright future for the most vulnerable children thru Give Hope campaign


Months have passed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and it is still a great risk to a lot of lives today. But even though children have not been significantly affected by the virus, they continue to be extremely vulnerable to the negative impacts.


Last May 2020, World Vision conducted a rapid assessment and the study revealed that 92% of the household respondents’ livelihoods were disrupted, with the daily or casual laborers as those severely affected. This resulted to 60%-68% of the households being unable to meet their family’s daily requirements to survive.


The assessment showed that food security has worsened during the pandemic as their average food spending was further reduced from Php 1,797.06 to Php 1,184.82. This shows the importance of immediate planning and implementation of projects/ activities that will cater to our kababayans in need.


World Vision launched “Give Hope” campaign last June to appeal for school kits for the children in its assisted communities. Spearheaded by World Vision Ambassadors Joyce Pring and Leia Valenciano, the goal of the campaign was to make continued learning possible for the children despite the interruption of classes in the formal education setting brought about by the pandemic.


Through initiatives like “Give Hope”, World Vision continues to advocate the welfare of the most vulnerable children as among the priorities today. The organization invites its constituents and the public to keep on engaging in opportunities that will not only spark hope but change the lives of more children and their communities.


Through the generous support of its individual donors and corporate partners, 14,549 children from World Vision assisted communities have received school kits in time for the opening of the school year. The contents of each school kit are appropriate to the grade level of the children.


“On behalf of the thousands of children who received their school kits, thank you very much. This noble endeavor is a strong reminder that no matter what the situation is, hope that is found in the Lord will find its way to our hearts and minds, and ultimately allow us to enjoy helping one another. God bless you a hundredfold”, said World Vision National Director Rommel Fuerte.


World Vision would like to acknowledge the generosity of its corporate partner, Robinsons Supermarket Corporation, for sponsoring 400 school kits. The organization would also like to recognize all the individual donors who contributed so that thousands of children today are inspired to keep pursuing their dreams and live life to the full.


For updates, like and follow World Vision Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit their official website



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.


Need to go to the hospital? Here’s what to expect now at MakatiMed


It’s completely understandable if you’re apprehensive about going to the hospital as the world is still facing the COVID-19 health crisis. But this also shouldn’t keep you and your loved ones from seeking medical care when it’s highly needed and when faced with medical emergencies.


“As much as people want to avoid exposure and stay at home, the pandemic should not stop you from going to the hospital for other medical conditions and illnesses, particularly ones that need constant or immediate care,” says Saturnino P. Javier, MD, Medical Director of Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed), a top hospital in the Philippines. “Remember that there are non-COVID-19 medical concerns that we must still pay attention to. Patients can rest assured that MakatiMed has taken measures for those who need to go to the hospital to consult with their doctors or undergo other services.”


As part of the hospital’s advocacy for a new and Healthy Normal living during the pandemic, MakatiMed reminds everyone to not postpone regular check-ups and medical care needed to treat existing health conditions. As part of its best practices, MakatiMed has implemented strict Always Safe hospital safety protocols and practices for all patients and their companions and visitors. Here’s what to expect during your next hospital visit.


Screening process. All outpatient centers and doctors’ clinics are open to serve patients. You have to go through a screening process that begins by setting an appointment and answering the patient health screening form online, or through MakatiMed On-Call or the clinic secretary.


Walk-in patients are screened at entrances, but it is best to set an appointment beforehand as clinic hours are limited. Companions are also required to go through the same health screening process. Both visitors and patient companions will be given an ID pass for safety monitoring. The hospital discourages seniors and children visitors as much as possible, unless they are here for their check-up.


Patients with any symptom of possible COVID-19 are advised to seek teleconsultation, and to proceed immediately to the hospital for RT-PCR testing and possible confinement if warranted.


Only one doctor, one patient, one companion and one nurse/secretary are allowed inside the clinic at any time. The clinics have been modified with acrylic barriers and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters for mutual protection of the doctor and patient.


All outpatient centers cater to non-COVID-19 patients as long as they have a referral from their doctor. Some centers may require Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test with a negative result within a specific time frame or depending on the procedure or test. 


For emergency cases, patients will be screened at the Emergency Department (ED) and the hospital’s diagnostic areas. Any confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patient will be moved to the ED Hot Zone Area and admitted in the hospital’s COVID-19 units.


Rules inside hospital premises. The hospital requires all patients, companions, and visitors to follow the ABCD.

A is for awareness and adherence to B for barrier (wearing of face masks and face shields), C for cleanliness (practice of proper hand hygiene), and D for distance (keeping at least 6 feet distance from other people).


Everyone who goes to MakatiMed must wear a facemask and a face shield. The hospital allows cloth facemasks and surgical masks as long as they do not have a valve. The face shield should also cover the entire face. Temperature scanning is also required at the entrance of the hospital.


MakatiMed encourages guests to constantly practice hand hygiene and observe social distancing while at the hospital, especially in common areas such as the lobbies and waiting rooms. Signages have been placed in various areas to remind everyone to keep their distance. Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers and pump style hand sanitizer dispensers are also deployed throughout the hospital for your use.


Frequent disinfection. MakatiMed housekeeping staff go above and beyond in ensuring that the hospital remains clean and safe for all. They are responsible for the pre-cleaning, disinfection, misting, and Ultraviolet C (UVC) light disinfection of all areas round the clock. Exam rooms are also disinfected between each patient use, as each unit has an assigned cleaner.


“It’s more important now to keep ourselves healthy and address health problems before they get any worse. It’s even better to prevent them from happening altogether,” says Dr. Javier. “Despite the current situation, hospitals like MakatiMed, that has put stringent safety measures in place, remain to be the best place for getting proper medical care.”


For more information, please contact MakatiMed On-Call at +632 8888 8999, email, or visit



Sunday, October 25, 2020

GOLDILOCKS : New Look Same Delicious Taste!

Chocoholics around the country, rejoice! As Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop is delighted to announce the return of the fan-favorite ALL-ABOUT CHOCOLATE cake! Now back with its improved design! 

Enjoy this deliciously fudgy and creamy creation at Goldilocks stores Nationwide! For more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hanabishi Launches Lazada Flagship Store This Oct. 24, Offers Discounts on Its Appliances on Opening Day


Hanabishi Appliances will open its first flagship store in top online shopping app Lazada this coming October 24, 2020. To celebrate the launch, it will be treating its customers to a 20% discount on its small appliances and 10% discount on its big appliances.


“Our customers have asked for us to be on the platform, and we want to make it possible for our kapartners at home to have easy access to affordable and high-quality appliances,” said Julianne Pasumbal, Head of Digital Marketing and Ecommerce of Hanabishi Appliances.


Apart from the discounts on its appliances on opening day, Hanabishi will also be holding a livestream on October 24 at 6:30 PM.


Pasumbal said that Hanabishi’s small and big appliances will be available in its LazMall store, including its current top-selling items like the hand mixer, digital microwave, electric oven, coffee maker, and air fryer.


“Many customers are also buying our new products like UVC essentials and air purifiers,” she added.


Hanabishi experienced a surge in interest in its appliances when the quarantine period started. According to Pasumbal, many people have purchased and used Hanabishi products for their small businesses.


“Hanabishi is their kapartner not only in their homes but also in their businesses,” she said.


In opening its own Lazada store, Hanabishi furthers its vision for every Filipino to have a Hanabishi product in their home.


“We want to be accessible to people who need Hanabishi appliances,” Pasumbal said.


You can visit the Hanabishi Flagship Store through the following link: Follow its official social media accounts to stay updated on its latest products.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Continue to aspire and move forward, Allianz PNB Life urges in new video


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allianz PNB Life, one of the leading insurance companies in the country and the world, encourages people to have the courage to realize their dreams through a recently released video, which features people from all walks of life breaking boundaries to realize their respective passions.


“As a trusted partner for individuals, families, and organizations for their insurance and financial services requirements, Allianz has been given a unique perspective to understand how pivotal a person’s courage and determination is to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. We released this video to channel the strength from the people we have been fortunate to serve, and use this to uplift others that may be feeling lost during these unprecedented times,” said Gino Riola, Senior Vice President, Head, Market Management Centre of Excellence - Allianz Asia Pacific.


The video is a follow-up to their Courage over COVID-19 campaign, which aimed to help people adapt to and navigate the so-called “new normal”, while bolstering confidence for the company’s reliability among customers, employees, and financial advisors. Prior to the video’s release, Allianz PNB Life produced the Caffeine Boost podcast, which featured subject matter experts discussing different ways to achieve financial resiliency and wellness. discussing different ways to achieve financial resiliency and wellness.


Currently, the company is running the Allianz Life Expert series, a comprehensive guide on how to survive and thrive in spite of the pandemic. Episodes can be viewed via the Allianz PNB Life Facebook page


“We understand that there are people whose plans may have been derailed by the pandemic. However, we hope that our campaign urges them to move forward, and encourage them to seize and realize the promising future ahead of them. More importantly, we wish to reassure them that Allianz PNB Life is there to support them in their respective journeys towards a brighter, more secure future,” Riola said.


Visit for more information on how Allianz PNB Life can help safeguard your health and financial future. You may also follow their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to speak with any of their Life Changers.


You can watch the video here:



About Allianz PNB Life


Allianz PNB Life began its operations in 2001 and is among the major life insurers in the Philippines. Worldwide, Allianz is also considered the most sustainable insurer from 2017 to 2019 according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are a leading provider of Variable Life products, complemented by a full line of Life protection offerings for individuals and institutions. All our products and services are designed to meet the lifetime financial planning, wealth accumulation, and well-being aspirations of every Filipino Family.


Allianz PNB Life’s main headquarters is in Makati City, the country’s main business district, with eleven business centres strategically located in key cities across the archipelago. It has the support of over 220 employees and more than 1000 financial advisors to serve our dear policyholders and deliver great customer service experiences.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

WWF Continues to Fight Against Plastic Pollution, Advocates for an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme in the Philippines


Plastic pollution has reached gigantic dimensions worldwide and has caused serious consequences to marine life and the wellbeing of society. In a recent study, it has been estimated that about 11 million tonnes enter the ocean every year. If no action is made, this can triple by 2040 which is equivalent to 50 kg of plastics for every coastline meter worldwide.


The Philippines, based on a 2015 modelling study, has been considered as one of the 10 top countries contributing to plastic pollution, has been continuously challenged with increasing waste generation and the lack of a sound waste management system. This calls for a comprehensive approach among policy makers, corporations, cities, and consumers to ensure that no plastics reaches nature.


Building on its No Plastics in Nature initiative, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines releases a report entitled “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Scheme Assessment for Plastic Packaging Waste in the Philippines”. This report, undertaken with cyclos GmbH and AMH Philippines Inc, highlights EPR as a critical and effective policy tool in holding manufacturers accountable for the end-of-life impacts of their plastic products and packaging. EPR as a policy instrument also encourages adoption of holistic eco-design among the business sector. The proposed EPR scheme has been based on the findings of the first Material Flow Analysis of plastic packaging waste in the Philippines.


The report shows that Filipinos consume a yearly average of 20kg of plastics, from which 15.43kg/cap/year becomes waste. Insufficient recycling capacities for high value recyclables (i.e. PET, PP, HDPE) and the high volume of low value plastics (including sachets) are factors that affect the country’s low plastic recycling rate, at 9%. The report further estimates that the Philippines leaks about 35% of plastic wastes into the environment.


These waste reduction and management conditions shaped the proposed customized EPR scheme in the Philippines. It proposes a mandatory EPR scheme for all product packaging with a three-year transition phase for obliged businesses to redesign their product packaging and eliminate unnecessary plastics. For this customized EPR scheme to work, the report emphasizes that the responsibility of implementing the scheme for building high-quality recycling capacity should be assumed by a non-profit Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), acting as the system operator, with strict monitoring and control systems carried out by the government.


“We in WWF believe that a mandatory EPR system is a way for businesses to be more engaged in eliminating unnecessary plastics through eco-design and strengthening waste management by being responsible for the end of life impacts of their plastic packaging. It is a driving mechanism for businesses to transform their models and push for circular solutions to reduce plastic generation including refilling and ultimately to eliminating leakage of plastic in nature. Adopting the EPR scheme in the Philippines is a great driver for us to stop plastic pollution,” says Czarina Constantino, WWF-Philippines’ National Lead for the No Plastics In Nature Initiative and Project Manager for Plastic Smart Cities.


A key first step is a clear, effective, and unambiguous legal framework towards EPR. This can only happen if policy makers take a bold and decisive step to put this globally recognized waste reduction and management scheme in place. A legal framework for EPR should outline clear objectives, responsibilities, enforcement mechanisms, and a timeline for implementation and targets. The effectiveness of the EPR system relies on the active role of government to regulate and supervise the system and its operator through a legal framework. This is also aligned to the ASEAN Framework of Action on Marine Debris that enjoins member states like the Philippines to develop and implement EPR policies and schemes.


Facilitating partnerships among relevant stakeholders, most notably the government and the private sector, WWF-Philippines advocates for the adoption of the EPR scheme in the country to stop plastic pollution.


“Addressing plastic pollution requires both upstream (production/pre-consumption) and downstream measures (consumption and post consumption). Working on the entirety of the plastic life cycle, stakeholder collaboration is important in both reducing the production and the consumption of unnecessary plastic, and also in managing plastic products and packaging, ensuring that materials are used as long as possible in our society,” says Joel Palma, WWF-Philippines’ Executive Director.


Nestlé Philippines, one of the leading producers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in the country, encouraged fellow stakeholders to do their part for nature by supporting the localized EPR scheme.


“At Nestlé, we believe that tackling plastic waste cannot be successfully achieved by a single or linear solution. It requires the attention and action of different stakeholders. We must look into different options both upstream and downstream, and take a holistic approach as we continue accelerating our initiatives to tackle plastic waste and EPR is a major instrument. We support the creation of a localized EPR scheme that we believe can help increase collection and recycling rates. We cannot achieve this alone, we must work together, to achieve a waste-free future," says Arlene Tan-Bantoto, SVP and Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications of Nestlé Philippines.


The study is part of the No Plastic in Nature Initiative - WWF’s global initiative to stop the flow of plastics entering nature by 2030 through elimination of unnecessary plastics, doubling reuse, recycling and recovery, and ensuring remaining plastic is sourced responsibly. Through this initiative, WWF-Philippines has been working with cities on plastic leakage, policy makers to advocate for a global treaty on plastic pollution, businesses to transition to circular business models, and the general public to campaign and act.


Take part to #ChangeTheEnding for our planet and help work towards a vision of no plastics in nature.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

NOVUHAIR Petite Conversations with Cory Quirino

Love yourself just a little bit better. Be more aware. Be more diligent in choosing products that you will embrace as part of your health and beauty care. That’s the first step. But how?


NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss, partners with the country’s Health, Beauty & Wellness Icon Ms. Cory Quirino in spreading the brand’s advocacy campaign and reaching out to more Filipinos around the world in celebration of its 10th successful year in the market.


Look good, feel good!


“With little acts of loving kindness towards the self, you can achieve the perfect 10,” she emphasizes. “In order to look good, you have to feel good. And in order to feel good, you’ve got to look good. Start with self-love. Begin with self-care. Start with your hair.” 

“There are hair treatment products in the market today that claim to be effective but their ingredients could contain chemicals that may prove harmful with long-term use,” she enthuses. “Choose natural. You deserve more. Go for the PERFECT 10!” she emphasizes.


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Visit NOVUHAIR’s Facebook page @NovuhairOfficial and learn more practical ways on how to start loving yourself a little bit more - video episodes of Petite Conversations.


You deserve more. Go for the PERFECT 10!

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Embrace the Sweet Comfort of White Dove Sweet Lullaby, Ang Bagong Himbing-Bango for Your Little Ones

  Moms want the best for their babies, which is why Personal Collection, a proudly Filipino-owned direct selling company, recently unveiled ...