Thursday, June 29, 2023

Boehringer Ingelheim launches its first-in-class broad-spectrum topical parasite treatment for cats


Boehringer Ingelheim, a global leader in animal health, has launched the parasite treatment, NexGard® COMBO for cats. With nearly 20 years of expertise in preventing parasites such as fleas, ticks, Lyme disease and more in dogs, NexGard® now adds a feline-specific product to the NexGard® family. The new treatment is designed to safeguard cats from a wider range of parasites than any other product on the market, covering both external parasites and internal parasites such as fleas, ticks, ear mites, face mange, hookworm, roundworm, vesical worm, lungworm, heartworm prevention, as well as tapeworm infections that affect their health and quality of life.

Parasite infections are common in cats and prevalent across Asia. According to an epidemiological study of over 1,000 cats in eastern and Southeast Asia, 43% of pet cats suffer from external parasites such as fleas, ticks and mites and 14% harbour deadly internal parasites such as hookworm, heartworm and roundworm.[i]

“Boehringer Ingelheim has always been on the cutting edge of research and development in the parasiticide space. Trusted by pet owners and veterinarians alike, our NexGard® family of products is currently ranked top in pet parasiticide sales worldwide. In Asia where over 26% of pet owners have cats[ii], we are thrilled to expand our feline parasite prevention line-up, which includes Broadline® and FRONTLINE PLUS® Cat, with NexGard® COMBO for cats. It is an innovative one-and-done formula with esafoxolaner, the first isoxazoline parasiticide formulated for cats plus eprinomectin and praziquantel for the broadest external and internal parasite coverage to date,” said Sukje Sung, Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Philippines, Inc.


Common misconceptions about parasites in cats

Parasite infections are often disregarded as trivial issues but can cause serious health complications in cats such as bloody diarrhea, dehydration, skin inflammation and anaemia. Ear mites are common causes of feline ear infections which are often picked up when roaming outdoors and can cause itchiness, inflammation and swelling of the ear canal.3 Additionally, some internal parasites such as hookworms can attach themselves to the intestines and to feed on the blood of cats. Left untreated, hookworm infections can result in potentially life-threatening blood loss, weakness, and malnutrition.4

Despite the high prevalence of parasite infections, many pet owners remain unaware of how common they are. In fact, according to veterinary specialist Dr. Ross Antonio Banayo, Technical Manager for the Companion Animal Business Segment of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Philippines, Inc. pet owners remain misinformed about how these parasites are transmitted and impact their cats. These common misconceptions include:

     Cats that are kept indoors are not susceptible to parasite infections and do not require regular veterinary visits.

     Cats only require treatment when they are infected with parasites. Preventive treatment is not necessary.

     Parasite infections are self-limiting and do not cause serious health issues.

     Removal of ticks and fleas can be effectively managed with parasite prevention shampoos alone.

According to Dr. Ross Antonio Banayo, Technical Manager for the Companion Animal Business Segment of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Philippines, Inc. “Parasite infections can be particularly dangerous for cats. Common feline behaviors like grooming and roaming outdoors put them at a higher risk of contracting a variety of parasites. Often, cats only present with symptoms much later into the infection, resulting in worse complications. This highlights the need for us to change perceptions and move towards a preventive approach to parasite infections to safeguard their health.”


Parasites can be transmitted and affect human health too

Parasite infections not only impact the health of cats but can be transmitted to humans to cause complications such as skin infections, anaemia, gastrointestinal disturbances and more. Fortunately, transmission can be effectively prevented by administering regular parasiticide treatment for cats and adhering to regular follow-ups with a veterinarian.

“The lives of pets and humans are so deeply interconnected that their health issues can impact our own. Just as we are shifting towards a preventive approach to human health, NexGard® COMBO is our preventive solution to preserve the health of cats. It represents the next step that we are taking to improve the health of animals across the region and drive a positive impact on our own health into the future,” said Sung.




The monthly treatment protects pet cats and their households from the deadly, debilitating, and transmittable internal and external parasites.


Important Safety Information

NexGard® COMBO is for topical use only in cats. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, application site reactions, and anorexia. If ingested, hypersalivation may occur.


Avoid direct contact with application site for 4 hours or until visibly dry.


Esafoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline class. This class has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures in cats with or without a history of seizures.


Use with caution in cats with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders.


The safety of NexGard® COMBO has been tested and is approved in breeding, pregnant, or lactating queen (cats) in the Philippines. The safety of the product has not been established in breeding male cats.


NexGard® COMBO is for use in cats 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 0.8 kg or more.


For more information, click here for full prescribing information.



About NexGard® COMBO

NexGard® COMBO offers the broadest spectrum protection for kittens from eight weeks age and adult cats against external and internal parasites including adult fleas, flea eggs, ticks, ear mites, face mange, heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, lungworms, vesical worms, and tapeworms.

It eliminates ear mites, face mange, fleas and ticks, prevents heartworm disease, and treats hookworm, roundworm, vesical worm, lungworm, as well as tapeworm infections. Active ingredients are esafoxolaner (the new generation of afoxolaner), eprinomectin, and praziquantel.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health 

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is working on first-in-class innovation for the prediction, prevention, and treatment of diseases in animals. For veterinarians, pet owners, farmers, and governments in more than 150 countries, we offer a large and innovative portfolio of products and services to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock. As a global leader in the animal health industry and as part of family-owned Boehringer Ingelheim, we take a long-term perspective. The lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier too. By using the synergies between our Animal Health and Human Pharma businesses and by delivering value through innovation, we enhance the health and well-being of both. For more information visit


[i] Colella V, Nguyen VL, Tan DY, Lu N, Fang F, Zhijuan Y, et al. Zoonotic Vectorborne Pathogens and Ectoparasites of Dogs and Cats in Eastern and Southeast Asia. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020;26(6):1221-1233. Accessed April 2023.

[i] Rakuten Insight. Pet Ownership in Asia. Available from Accessed April 2023.

3 Little, S., and K. Duncan. "Ear mites: Uncovering, treating, and preventing infestations." Today's Veterinary Practice, 16 June 2021, Accessed 9 May 2023

4 American Veterinary Medical Association. Parasites in cats and dogs. Available from Accessed May 2023.



Explore the World with the new airasia Superapp!


With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, everybody deserves to have the best travel experience possible and to live life in super style.


From being an airline, Capital A, formerly AirAsia Group, has ventured out towards becoming one of the leading online travel agencies (OTAs) in Southeast Asia with the all-in-one travel superapp we all need -- the airasia Superapp!


From booking your flights and finding the most comfortable accommodation to discovering the fastest route to your destination and getting the best online shopping deals, the airasia Superapp makes this all super easy - all while being rewarded. In just a few taps, you'll have access to tickets and flights with over 700 airlines, hotels, and transportation options globally.


airasia Superapp Chief Commercial Officer Mai Yin Tan shared, “We are very grateful for the warm reception of Filipinos towards airasia Superapp. As our way of showing our gratitude, we continue to improve our services and provide more affordable flights, hotels and travel essentials. Our vision remains clear, we want to make traveling more accessible so you can explore your way. This is why we wish to invite everyone to take part in our upcoming campaign launch as we try to reach more people and share the many things they can do with airasia Superapp.


Designed to provide a seamless and enjoyable travel experience, its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features ensure that every aspect of your journey is taken care of.


Booking Flights

With the airasia Superapp, you can quickly search for available flights, compare prices, and select the best options that suit your travel needs. Ensuring that you have access to a diverse selection of flights from over 700 airlines, the app also provides you with a wide range of destinations. Once booked, you can review your itinerary any time you want and easily access your travel documents, including e-tickets, boarding passes, and the latest flight updates, all in one application. No more digging through emails or searching for confirmation numbers – everything is conveniently organized in the airasia Superapp.


Hotel Deals

The airasia Superapp goes the extra mile to ensure that you find the most comfortable accommodation for your stay. With a wide range of hotel options available, you can easily browse and compare prices, amenities, and check customer reviews. But what sets the airasia Superapp apart is its SNAP feature – a stroke of genius that combines flights and hotels into one unbeatable package. With SNAP, you can unlock incredible deals and save big on your travel expenses. Imagine finding the ideal flight and seamlessly bundling it with a hotel that suits your taste, all with just a few clicks. It's a winning combination that leaves you with more savings in your pocket to splurge on unforgettable experiences.


Rewards, Rewards, Rewards

To add to the excitement, reap what you sow as airasia Rewards Program proves that loyalty has its perks. Within the Superapp, you can earn points with every booking and transaction. airasia points are good as cash which can be redeemed for various travel perks, such as discounted flights, hotel upgrades, other airline privileges and even freebies. The points you earn can be exchanged for loyalty programs which you can give as a gift to your family and friends.


Easier Transport

The airasia Superapp doesn't just stop at basic travel necessities. It goes above and beyond to elevate your travel experience with a whole new level of convenience. You can book ferry and bus tickets to your destination. The apps' updated detailed maps and directions guarantee that you have the fastest and most efficient routes possible. It also provides notifications and alerts for delays, service disruptions, and alternative routes to help you navigate the local transportation network efficiently.


Shop and Splurge

Understanding that shopping is an integral part of the travel experience, airasia Superapp offers a seamless online shopping platform where you can discover exclusive deals and discounts from a wide range of partner merchants and duty free items. Whether you're looking for fashion, electronics, or local souvenirs, the app ensures that you conveniently find the best deals, allowing you to indulge in a little retail therapy while on the go.


“airasia Superapp is committed to making sure that travelers would make the most out of their hard-earned money as we offer affordable flight and hotel bundles. We are transforming the way we travel with this powerful platform,” said airasia Superapp Philippines Managing Director Ray Berja.

Get ready to Explore your way! Catch airasia Superapp’s biggest sale at SM Mall of Asia, Central Atrium on July 8, 2023. Admission is free.

For more information, download the airasia Superapp via Apple App Store or Google Play Store now and follow the on Facebook and Instagram.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Ang pinaka hihintay! 7-Eleven invites Filipinos for a ‘grocery day’ with over 300 items in their anniversary sale


Convenience store giant 7-Eleven Philippines marks another anniversary with a giving-back treat to customers this 7-Eleven Day. Happening on July 7 to 11, the 24-hour, five-day birthday sale is dubbed as the brand’s biggest bash, with discounts of up to 50% across over 300 item categories plus limited-time deals on its in-house eats like Crunch Time Chicken, City Cafe, 7-Fresh Siopao, and Big Bite Hotdog.


As 7-Eleven continues to lead the industry in store footprint, meal innovations, and service enhancements, 7-Eleven Day is another effort to show gratitude to its customers who continue to flock to the brand’s thousands of neighborhood stores. What’s more, 7-Eleven is positioning this year’s celebration as a ‘grocery day’ for the public with big discounts and deals available for pantry essentials and personal care items.


Pantry favorites that will be on sale include soft drinks, noodles, sweets, biscuits, chips, bread, and even alcoholic beverages. The same discounts and deals also apply to personal care products such as popular toothpaste, lotion, and soap brands, making the five-day event the perfect time to save and stock up for Filipinos.


Apart from the price markdowns on its grocery items, 7-Eleven is also slashing off prices from its in-house food classics.. Every order of one-piece Crunch Time Chicken will be sold at P10 off from July 6 to 11; City Cafe and Prima coffee selections in small cups are at P20 off on Jul 11; all variants of Big Bite Hotdog will only ring at the till for P23 on July 11; and the different flavors of the 7-Fresh Siopao – pancit crab, adobo, asado, and bola-bola – will have P6 discount on July 11 as well.


Rallying around the theme of customers “deserving” this special treat – 7-Eleven pulls all the stops to make this sulit sale event possible as it celebrates another year of being Filipinos’ convenience store favorite.


Troop to the nearest 7-Eleven store nationwide from July 7 to 11 to avail of the sale items. To allow more people to enjoy the discounts, a quantity limit for each sale item per customer will be strictly implemented. Sale items per day may vary per store. For more information and updates, visit 7-Eleven’s website and social media pages.



Like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter for more information.


How Pia Wurtzbach Continues to Stay at her Best Self This Year with Century Tuna


Half way into 2023 and Pia Wurtzbach continues to win the year with her recent marriage with Jeremy Jauncey and being able to balance and conquer work, family duties, and health goals.


Pia has always been vocal about her health goals as one of her biggest focuses for the year, and achieving this not only involved improving her fitness track record to feel and look her best, but also maintaining a healthy diet so she can take on this journey that she is on.


Photo from Pia Wurtzbach | Instagram


As a health advocate, Pia always chooses food that’s best for her health. Her go-to is Century Tuna. Whether if it’s for a breakfast or a snack, Century Tuna boasts a good amount of protein and Omega 3 DHA - and it’s easy to prepare and mixes well for a variety of dishes.


“I know how challenging it is for everyone to eat healthy because of many reasons. I always get so busy with my schedule and work. That is why having easy-to-make meals with Century Tuna has been the best option for me. I can simply make a quick post-gym snack, or come-up with a hearty meal for lunch or dinner,” shared Pia Wurtzbach.


Aside from maintaining her health, Pia has also prioritized her quality time with loved ones before she embarked on her new journey as a newlywed wife to her partner Jeremy Jauncey. She has always been family-centered. She treasures being a doting aunt to her niece Lara and nephew Logan and when she’s not training for a marathon, Pia always makes it a point to make the most out of her free time by bonding with her family.


Photo from Pia Wurtzbach | Instagram

Like Pia, achieving your healthy body goals can be easy with Century Tuna! For more easy ways to eat healthy, follow us at /CenturyTuna on Facebook or @centurytunasuperbods on Instagram for more updates. #QueenPiaForCenturyTuna


What To Expect This Week At Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2023 has arrived, bringing with it an unparalleled celebration of literature and an extraordinary shopping experience. Until July 3, book enthusiasts can indulge in unbelievable deals, incredible performances, and exciting prizes.


Unbelievable Deals:

Book lovers can expect an extensive selection of titles at jaw-dropping discounts of up to 95% off across all genres. But the incredible savings don't stop there! Students can enjoy an exclusive 5% discount on weekdays, while Metrobank credit card holders can take advantage of a remarkable 10% cashback offer. These unbeatable deals make it the perfect opportunity for bookworms to expand their collection without breaking the bank. With each passing day, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2023 offers new and unbelievable deals. (Please see appendix on daily deals on book titles)


BBW Price: P950                                 BBW Price: P540                       BBW Price: P110

          Regular Retail Price: P3,670       Regular Retail Price: P2,390         Regular Retail Price: P440

Unbelievable Acts:

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2023 is not just about shopping for books. It's a vibrant and immersive experience that showcases remarkable performances from talented bands, singers, and other performers. Attendees will be treated to captivating talks and book signings by authors and notable personalities, adding an extra layer of excitement and inspiration to the event.  (Please see appendix on daily performers)

Unbelievable Prizes:

As if the book sale extravaganza wasn't enough, attendees have the chance to win unbelievable prizes. By sharing their Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2023 experience on social media with creative photos and videos using the hashtags #BBWManila2023 and #TrolleyfulOfBooks2023, participants can enter the contest to win daily vouchers worth P25,000. And for one lucky grand winner, a trolley full of books awaits, making the prize truly extraordinary.


So be sure to check out the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2023, happening until July 3, open daily from 10 AM to 1 AM at the Forum Tent in PICC, Pasay City. Don’t forget to SCAN and REGISTER the QR Code throughout the hall to get access to the Book Sale and the unbelievable deals in store for all book lovers. 

This is a MUST, do not forget! It's an event you don't want to miss—the ultimate destination for unbelievable deals, unforgettable performances, and a chance to win incredible prizes. Join us in celebrating the joy of reading and immerse yourself in an experience that will leave you spellbound.

For more information regarding Big Bad Wolf Books’ grand return to the Philippines, please visit:







About Big Bad Wolf Books

The Big Bad Wolf Books was founded by Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng in 2009 and first launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the words of the company’s founders, Big Bad Wolf aims to cultivate reading habits, increase English literacy worldwide, and build a new generation of book lovers by making books more affordable and accessible to everyone.


One of the company’s best highlights is its Book Sales, which is popular among book lovers around the world. As a global reading advocacy initiative, the sales aim to encourage people of all ages to discover the joys of reading, inspire them to pursue their dreams, and, importantly, empower them with the knowledge to realize them.


Currently, Big Bad Wolf’s Book Sales have toured 15 countries and 37 cities. Among these include different cities in Asia like Malaysia, Cambodia, Manila, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. The company has also begun branching out to book readers outside the Asia Pacific, having held book tours in Tanzania, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates. 


For more information, kindly contact:

Zot Brillo| Director of Media Relations | Centaur Marketing

Raye Sanchez | Media Relations Officer | Centaur Marketing


Here’s the list of the unbelievable deals up to 95% off and performances you can expect at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2023 this coming week:

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles:

Artemis Collection [7 books set] (P950)

Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (P400)

Chapter Book 128 Disney: Disney Princess Alladin: Jasmine (P110)

Illustrated Treasury of Classic Stories (P700), and Cinderella (P110)

Onsite Acts / Performances:

The Friday Brew

Daniel Cruz

Melissa Corpus

Orange District

Sunset Drama

Angel Sengco

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles:

The Throne of Fire (P180)

Epic Big Nate (P600)

Chapter Book 130 Disney: Disney Princess The Little Mermaid (P110)

Snow White (P110), and Illustrated Treasury of the Brothers Grimm (P700)

Onsite Acts / Performances:




Kim Tumamak

Nico Frayn

Monique SP

Renz Jomel

Paulo B.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles:

X (P280)

Pinocchio (P110)

Illustrated Treasury of Princess Stories (P700)

Lightspeed: Space [Book and Model] (P250)

Chapter Book 128 Disney: Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty (P110)

Onsite Acts / Performances: 

Jerry Something


Soleil Misalucha

dFather & dSon


Friday, June 30, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles: 

Fifty Shades of Grey (P150)

Chapter Book 128 Disney: Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast (P110)

Street Art - Reduced Size (P300)

Alice in Wonderland (P110)

Despicable Me 3 Tin of Books (P220)

Onsite Acts / Performances: 

Krizzy Clamor

Bimbo Simbulan


Lem David

The Okay Man

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles: 

Illustrated Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (P700)

Little Red Riding Hood (P110), Wizard of Oz (P110)

The Most Influential Women of Our Time (P500)

Masterpieces of the Earth - Reduced (P540)

Onsite Acts / Performances: 

RC Seed

Virtue Lennon

Josie Angelo

Edward Anthony

Back by 9ine

Michael Kevin



Sunday, July 2, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles: 

Peter Pan (P110)

Porsche: The Story of a German Legend [Reduced Size] (P540)

Lightspeed: Awesome Planet Earth (P250)

Kids First Puzzle Bible (P190)

Activity Tubes: My Princess World (P90)

Onsite Acts / Performances: 

A talk by Michelle Alignay on Supportive Self-Care: a Route to Mental Health

A talk by Marianne Mencias, author of the book Master-Mission-Mate

School Service

Mad Generic


Bullfrog Smoochie

Monday, July 3, 2023

Unbelievable Book Titles: 

Star Wars Coloring Tin (P270)

Star Wars Art Therapy Coloring Book (P110)

Kids Favorite Puzzle Bible (P190)

NKJV GIft and Award Bible [Black] (P150)

NKJV Gift and Award Bible [Purple] (P150)

Onsite Acts / Performances: 

Melbs, Kuya Red

Maya Manzanas


Midge Llado



Talks by authors Michelle Alignay and Marianne Mencias

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