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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Filipino Bloggers Network Get-Together 2016: Another Year of Productive Partnerships


It was a night of great fun, awesome giveaways, delicious food and meeting new friends at the 2016 Christmas Party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, in cooperation with MetroBuzz Bloggers held at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant in Mandaluyong City last December 28, 2016.

Blogger members took the opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old friends they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands also graced their event and personally thank bloggers, online writers and influencers who have supported them in the past years.


FBN currently has more than 1,800 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz led by its admin Lariza Garcia, the annual event has become even more bigger on its fourth run.

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:


St. Nicholas Catering & Restaurant
Mandaluyong’s newest food craze. Experience quality but affordable dining experience at Barangay Plainview. Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 12am.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/st.nicholasresto/

Acer PH
Founded in 1976 with a mission to break the barriers between people and technology by offering innovative and leading technology products, empowering people to achieve their goals.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcerPH/

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR)
A full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services.
Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AMPRInc
or contact them through (02) 706-1971
and via email at ampr.consultancy@gmail.com

Goodah!!!
The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Contact (02) 9667582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at www.goodah.com.ph 

Gardenia
Offers a wide array of superior bakery products including white, wheat and health breads, flavored loaves, pan de sal and snack items like snack cakes, muffins and toasts. Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardeniaph/ 

IMComms Mavens
A full service marketing communications agency that integrates traditional and current marketing strategies to be able to provide Clients a strategic communications plan.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imcmavens/ 

UNO Premier
A dynamic marketing company that derived its innovative business model from a very long history and foundation of leadership, management and entrepreneurial vision. UNO Premier’s mother company, UNO, started rising 10 years ago and blossomed throughout the network marketing industry like rapid fire. For more information, visit the website at www.unopremier.com
Like/follow their social media accounts:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UNOPremierOfficialSite/;
Instagram: @unopremierofficial
Twitter: @UNOPremier_PH

Dearberry Philippines
The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. Dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”. Their products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dearberry.ph/ or visit their website: http://www.dearberryphilippines.com/  for updates and promos.

JJEMM Transient House
A fully furnished apartment unit located in Balanga City, Bataan. If you’re planning on visiting the beautiful province of Bataan to enjoy scenic views and awesome tourist spots, JJEMM Transient House is here to welcome and provide accommodation for your stay. This is best for couples, backpackers, budget travellers, families and group travellers.  Situated in a subdivision in Balanga City, Bataan and 5-7 minutes away from public market.
Learn more by following them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/jjemmtransienthouse/
Contact them at email address: jjemmtransienthouse@gmail.com and mobile number: 0998-882-8300.

Mondelez
Maker of some of the best-known snacks brands around the globe. Their 15 global Power Brands in biscuits, chocolate and gum & candy are expected to drive 70 percent of company’s growth going forward:

  • Biscuits: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, belVita, Club Social and Barni.
  • Chocolate: Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk.
  • Gum & Candy: Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs

Follow Mondelez on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational for updates.

Oppo Philippines
A global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile internet service in over 20 countries such as the United States, China, Australia and many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/  for promos and updates.

Aster Medical Centre Philippines
A part of Aster DM Healthcare network. Our multi-specialty centre is staffed with 50+ doctors and highly skilled nurses and staff who work together to take care of you and your loved ones. Aster DM Healthcare encompasses more than 10,000 employees, 1300+ doctors, 290 establishments of compassionate care and JCI accredited diagnostic centres in Dubai, India, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and now Bahrain.
Like them on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/AsterDMHPhilippines

BrandSpeak Asia Inc.
A privately owned, independent public relations corporation created and managed by a team of young, dynamic and vibrant professionals committed to a shared passion: the integration of unique and creative thinking. Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandspeakasia/

Comm & Sense
One of the first marketing communications agencies in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions.
More information at www.commsenseinc.com or
follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommAndSense/ 


OCI Group
Providing well integrated and strategic communications for your company. Delivering results that are responsive and puts great value in your investment. 
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ocigroupph/

OTHER BRAND PARTNERS
Novuhair
Like the common factors that spawn hair loss, finding the right solution to your hair woes is one confusing process that could only worsen the trouble. Before, most of the products available in the market offer empty promises, temporary and even expensive solutions to address the problem of hair loss. Now, nature has provided a safe and effective solution, NOVUHAIR® – NATURE’S ANSWER TO HAIR LOSS!
Like Novuhair on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/ 

Unilab
The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country.
Follow Unilab on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Unilab/ 

Happy Clinique | https://www.facebook.com/happycliniquePH/
Skin Station | https://www.facebook.com/skinstationph/ 
Gluta/Regroe https://www.facebook.com/MinoxidilRegroe/ 
Vistaland | http://www.vistaland.com.ph/index.php
Manang’s Chicken | https://www.facebook.com/manangschicken/
Mplify | https://www.facebook.com/mplifyph/  
Dermcare | https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare/
Philcare | https://www.facebook.com/philcareph/ 
Quims Cake | https://www.facebook.com/quimscakebakeshopcafe/
iACADEMY | https://www.facebook.com/iACADEMY/ 
ATC | https://www.facebook.com/atchealthcareph/
E-Prime Skincare
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010909299776

PR PARTNERS:
Havas PR
The first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HavasMediaOrtega/ for inquiries.

M2Comms
As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, It’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Visit their website: http://www.m2comms.com/ for inquiries.

Strategic Works, Inc. | https://www.facebook.com/StratWorks/ 
EON | https://www.facebook.com/theEONgroup/ 
Perceptions, Inc. | https://web.facebook.com/Perceptions.Inc/ 
CID Communication | https://www.facebook.com/CIDCommunication/  
DDB/ Ripple 8 | https://www.facebook.com/DDBGroupPhilippines/ 
PRC.Inc | https://www.facebook.com/PRCinc/ 

Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency
https://www.facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy/ 

Dazzling Celebrations PR & Events Management
https://www.facebook.com/dazzlingcelebrations/

BLOG SPONSORS:
OneProudMomma.com | www.oneproudmomma.com 
Samu’t-Sari | www.www.samut-sari.com
Echusera | www.echusera.com
Sugarsmile | www.sugarsmile.info
TheRoadTrippers.com | www.theroadtrippers.com 
TechandInnovations.info | www.techandinnovations.info 

Cheers to more years of togetherness!


Monday, December 12, 2016

Herbalife Philippines Celebrates 22nd Anniversary with Fun Run, Nutrition Day

Herbalife Philippines has reached another milestone as it celebrates its 22nd year of providing good nutrition in the Philippines. To mark this event, the company held an Anniversary Fun Run at the Bonifacio Global City last December 4, Sunday. 


There were about 3,000 people composed of Herbalife Independent Distributors, professional athletes, running enthusiasts, media, bloggers and company employees of the multinational brand here in the country. The event, according to Herbalife Philippines General Manager Bong Valenzuela, coincided with the Herbalife Nutrition Day celebration across the Asia Pacific Region.


"This is a free fun run. We have mounted this activity to thank everyone for the continued support they have given Herbalife for the past 22 years," said Valenzuela. 

The event was attended by some of the country's top athletes such as First Norseman Xtreme Challenge Finisher Omar Paredes and his wife Laarni, who has been drafted recently to compete for the Norseman Challenge next year. 

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with a Herbalife member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, Western Sydney Wanderers FC and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 7,800 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. To learn more visit Herbalife.com.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Novuhair Head Bags Agora Award

President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37th Agora Awards


Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards. Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss. 


Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies.  It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BIG WINNER
Moving in an industry dominated by giant multinational pharmaceutical companies, Nutramedica’s tenacious rise from its humble beginnings as a microenterprise is one for the books. Thanks largely to its creativity and innovation, it has become a major player with a well-established niche in the industry.

Founded in 2004 by Velilla, Nutramedica develops beauty and healthcare products out of natural and mostly indigenous ingredients. It is one of the pioneers in the commercialization of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and gained wide success with its slogan “healthiest oil on earth,” which led to its acquisition by a big company.  

It continued to create more VCO-based skin care products and hit the jackpot with its latest, and now banner, product – Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. This breakthrough solution is made of 19 herbal ingredients and comes in topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo, and herbal conditioner that effectively battles the effects of hair loss and helps enhance and restore one’s crowning glory.

Launched in 2009, Novuhair enjoys tremendous success until today.  It is widely accepted not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries.  It is set to enter the international market, starting with the United States (US), in December of this year.  Such bold, yet timely, move of the company to export Novuhair to the US and eventually the Middle East also opens the opportunity for proudly-made local products to penetrate the global arena.

Novuhair’s popularity and market leadership may be attributed to the company’s initial market study coupled with the right timing, as well as smart use of resources by coming up with an effective tri-media campaign best described as low-budget yet high-impact marketing. 

Leveraging on its organic growth from a microenterprise to medium scale with over 30 employees in a span of 12 years, Nutramedica continues to further develop, market and distribute high-quality goods that could bring honor to the country.

The firm raises the bar in entrepreneurship with its faithful adherence to best business practices, such as provision of high quality products and excellent services, adaptability to market trends, constant innovation, diversification of trade, and giving back to society.

Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people”, Velilla quotes Steve Jobs when asked what’s her secret to success in this competitive business of beauty and healthcare.

We at Nutramedica also adhere to our core values of integrity, trust, fairness, discipline, humility, leadership, teamwork and faith in God.  That’s our winning formula,” Velilla further adds.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016


If you’ve ever wondered exactly what is Habitat ReStore, how the stores support Habitat for Humanity, or just about any other Habitat ReStore related question, you’re in the right place.

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore?
Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement charity stores. The items they offer are for the public and are similar to what you may be familiar with seeing in other home good stores, but Habitat ReStores have their own purpose.

The purpose of Habitat ReStores is to contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity. When you support Habitat for Humanity ReStore Philippines by shopping, donating or volunteering, you are not only supporting your local community but also helping the mission to provide decent shelter here in the Philippines.

Because the stock of ReStore depends on donations, you never know exactly what you’ll find at ReStore. It could be the brand new box of tile you’ve been needing to complete a bathroom project, or a vintage treasure you won’t find anywhere else. You can expect to find both new and gently used items throughout the store.

What donations does Habitat ReStore accept?
There are a wide variety of items Habitat ReStores accept that fall under the household or building products.

However, most stores are often on the lookout for the following specific items, grouped by category:

Household items
Appliances
TVs
Furniture
Lighting

Building Materials
Doors & windows
Plumbing supplies
Hand & power tools
Flooring

This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a good start to let you know what kind of items ReStores accept if you are thinking about donating.

When you are ready to donate, please send an email to restore@habitat.org.ph or contact 856-9342 / 807-1169 / 0927-5720887 / 0908-7273377 to make sure they are currently accepting the items you would like to donate. How do you find your ReStore? We’re glad you asked:

Where can I find a Habitat ReStore?
ReStore in the Philippines: the 1st and only one in Asia. Lot 2, Block, G-3, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas City, 1750 (in between DBP Village and Shell gas station, beside Amaia Devt)

Are Habitat ReStores open to the public?
Yes! All Habitat ReStores are open to the public. Stop by during store hours to see what kind of deals you can find, as well as to drop off your own donations.

How do ReStores support Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat ReStores help fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission to end substandard housing by building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Proceeds from Habitat ReStores are put to use both in your local community and around the world.

Do you offer furniture donation pickup? What about appliances?
Habitat ReStore does offer pickup services for many items. Call ahead to make sure they currently are accepting the item or items you have available.

Can I donate a car?
You sure can! You can even donate a truck, boat, bus, plane or other vehicle.

What does a Habitat ReStore offer?
Habitat ReStores tend to resemble a home improvement store — a very unique home improvement store.

The wide variety of quality goods you’ll find is a result of ReStore donations coming from everyone, from you and your neighbor after you’ve finished a project around the house to large restaurant chains that are remodeling their restaurants and donating the old furniture to ReStore.

At the majority of ReStores you’ll find items that fit into the following categories: building materials, appliances and furniture. The items you’ll find will range from brand new to gently used, and there will likely be a wide range of brands and styles. Of course, that’s not all you’ll find, so we recommend getting down to Habitat ReStore today (and you may want to go back next week, too, to see what new items have arrived).

How do Habitat ReStores help the environment?
When a gently used building material or household product is donated to Habitat ReStore and then offered at a discount to a community member that needs it, that item is recycled and kept out of the landfill.

How can I support Habitat ReStore?
In all kinds of ways!

When you shop or donate at a ReStore, you are automatically supporting the Habitat mission worldwide. Additionally, ReStores are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers can range from customer service to interior decorators.

Just like the inventory of every ReStore is different, so are the volunteer needs.

What are some examples of DIY projects made from items from Habitat ReStores?
Though at most stores you’ll often find new or nearly new items that are ready to use as soon as you get it home, many also scour Habitat ReStore for items that will be part of their next DIY or upcycle project.

Reference: http://letsbuzzin.com/campaign/view/Habitat%20for%20Humanity%20ReStore%20FAQ_17_g4371


Lazada launches 11.11 with more than 1M deals!

Top brands and amazing deals for your Christmas shopping!


November 3, 2016, Taguig City, Philippines – The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016 with the participation of more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants. This month-long shopping event is Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.

This year’s theme is "Brands for All", putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.



These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.

Lazada will offer everything customers love – from huge discounts to flash sales and exclusive bundles. P11 peso deals featuring a Virtual Reality Box, LED light bulb rotating lamp and a Genius gaming mouse among many others, are up for grabs.  Limited-time flash deals on a 32” Slim LED TV for Php 5,499, a Fujidenzo 20L microwave oven for Php 1,999, a Star Mobile 4.5” smart phone for Php 999, an HP desk jet printer for Php 888, and a L’Oreal lip and cheek palette set for P399 are only some of the many highlights during this mega shopping day. Perfect value indeed for all the Christmas gift-seekers out there.

The deals extend to over 17 product categories including Fashion, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Electronics. Lazada is focusing deep into its customers’ interests with weekly specials: a curation of items for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.

As if these weren’t enough, Lazada will also launch games to make Christmas online shopping more fun. Follow Lazada’s social media channels to get free shopping vouchers, brand giveaways from Samsung, MamyPoko, Unilever, JBL, Lenovo, and more.

Online Revolution was launched in 2012 so more consumers could experience the ease and benefits of online shopping. Since then, Online Revolution has become the biggest shopping event in Southeast Asia, where consumers can find amazing deals from the most popular brands conveniently from their smartphones or laptops,” said CEO Inanc Balci. “This year, we have secured commitments from big brand partners for more than one million deals to make Christmas shopping more exciting and effortless for Filipinos. The best of the world is truly at everyone's fingertips now, more than ever.

Lazada has also partnered with top brands to make shopping more rewarding. Use your MasterCard to get an additional 12% off on top of already discounted prices. And if you’re feeling lucky, Isuzu Philippines is giving away a brand new pick-up for more out of town road trips, and Turkish Airlines is raffling off air tickets to fly you off to your dream vacation. 

Ever tried making a wish whenever you see 11.11 on your watch or clock? No need to be on the constant lookout because Lazada’s Online Revolution is guaranteed to make your Christmas shopping wishes and dreams come true with an awesome plethora of deals and steals. Visit www.lazada.com.ph or download the Lazada mobile app for free to join the biggest online shopping event of the year. Sale runs from November 11 to December 12.



About Lazada Online Revolution
The Lazada Online Revolution is the biggest online shopping and selling event in Southeast Asia bringing brands and retailers, and consumers together in six countries. 

Lazada started the Online Revolution on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to educate consumers on online shopping and its conveniences. The one-day sale sparked a shopping frenzy that grew it into an annual month-long event.

Since then, Lazada Online Revolution has proven itself to be Southeast Asia's busiest online retail event. In 2015, US$40 million in Gross Merchandise Value was recorded in its three-day finale.

Lazada Online Revolution 2016 will see big retail and marketing brands participate to create an unmatched assortment of popular, quality products, and the best deals for Southeast Asian consumers. 

About Lazada Group
Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.


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