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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.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Biyaheroes.com Makes Holiday Commutes Hassle-Free

Commuting is such a hassle here in the Philippines. Long lines, unsure departure times, and needing to go to the terminal just to buy tickets in advance are a common experience for travelers and passengers.



Especially with the holidays just around the corner, it's good to know that commuters can now enjoy stress-free travels out of town with online bus and boat reservations that lets passengers choose seats for free, claim a variety of freebies, and earn points. Payment options include credit/debit card via Paypal, 7-Eleven, allmajor banks, and the most common payment centers. 

Book directly at their website: biyaheroes.com

Biyaheroes only charges P50 (about $1) for bookings below P500 or a 10% service charge above it, but some companies price tickets with the same or even lower fares than walk-ins, making them even cheaper to book online.


Biyaheroes is partnered with major bus lines in Manila such as JAC Liner for trips to/from Quezon and Marinduque; PARTAS for Abra, Ilocos, La Union, and Baguio via Laoag; and CODA Lines for direct Sagada, Bontoc, and Banaue.






The website also caters inter-provincial bus and boat partners like Lexxus Shuttle for Puerto Princesa to/from El Nido, Sabang (Underground River), and even Port Barton; Bunso Transport which is a transport vessel servicing Coron to/from Mindoro and El Nido; and Davao Metro Shuttle for Tagum to/from Abreeza Mall in Davao.


Contact Biyaheroes directly at their website; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; landline via +(632) 507-8575; and +(63917) 535-1501 via text, call, and messaging apps like Viber, Telegram, Whatsapp, LINE, KakaoTalk, and WeChat.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Romancing October: #romanceclass FeelsFest at Glorietta 5



Buy some feels and listen to a little love at the #romanceclass FeelsFest on Saturday, October 22, at Glorietta 5

Ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs might be decorating the windows of shops these days, but why give in to fear when you can celebrate love in October? And why drown your sorrows and stress in beer at Oktoberfest when you can go on a roller coaster of emotions at #FeelsFest? At least that’s what the folks from the #romanceclass community of authors and readers figure!

Mark your calendars: The #romanceclass #FeelsFest will be on October 22, 2016, at Glorietta 5 in Makati. Authors will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. They’ll be selling indie romance books—many of which you won’t find in your typical bookstore. There will also be games, giveaways, the launching of over 15 new titles published by indie authors just this month, a book donation drive for Ayala Malls’ Little Free Library, and the much-anticipated live readings!

In fact, #romanceclass live readings are show stealers, thanks to the feels delivered by actors invited to read excerpts from romance novels. Previous live readings have been punctuated with shrieks and sighs. #FeelsFest will mark the fifth official live reading event, the last one held just last month at the Manila International Book Fair. #FeelsFest will feature new live readings from #romanceclass books. (Visit http://romancepodcast.com/ to get the audio versions.) 

The #FeelsFest live readings will feature performances by Gio Gahol, Rachel Coates, Hervin Alvarez, and Gabriela Pangilinan. Expect to hear scenes from books by Mina V. Esguerra, Ines Bautista-Yao, and more.

The #romanceclass community is all about encouraging each other to read, write, and publish books we love,” says author Mina V. Esguerra, whose books include Tempting Victoria, What You Wanted, and Iris After the Incident, all of which and more will be available for sale at the event. “#FeelsFest is our chance to give back to the community of readers and friends who’ve supported us. We get to have a little fun, and maybe meet some new people who love a good love story as much as we do.

So if you like to hug your hugot close and are addicted to happy endings, drop by Glorietta 5 on October 22. Selling will begin when the mall opens, and the official program is scheduled for 2PM to 6PM.


For more information about #romanceclass, visit http://romanceclassbooks.com, where you’ll see a catalog of the authors’ books along with other information about the community. #FeelsFest is brought to you by Ayala Malls.


Monday, October 3, 2016

HOW ALKALINE WATER AND DIET CAN HELP MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH


Much has been said regarding the impact of an acidic body ph to one’s health particularly its connection with various diseases.

The body naturally creates acids as part of the digestive system or as a by-product of various metabolic processes. However, one’s body may experience over acidity due to factors like a diet rich in processed foods, stress, and other lifestyle factors. Chronic over acidity affects all the body’s cellular functions and is seen to contribute to cancer, heart disease, obesity, weight problems, allergies, fatigue and premature aging as well as problems with our nervous system, cardiovascular system and muscles.

To counteract the negative effects of over acidity, it is recommended that people adopt an alkaline diet and drink alkaline water. Alkaline foods are foods that create an alkaline effect in the body regardless of their actual ph levels. This means that even food like lemons and limes actually have an alkaline effect on the body. Additionally the alkaline diet involves limited consumption of meats, dairy products, white flour and white sugar which are very acidic. Instead, one should eat large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and soy products.


Apart from eating alkaline foods, drinking alkaline water can also play a major role in balancing one’s body ph. However, most conventional alkaline water is produced using electrolysis and ionizer based technology which involves passing electric current through water laced with chemical catalyst submerged with titanium or platinum plates. This process can create trace amounts of chemicals from the breakdown of the catalyst as well as trace amounts of metals from the plates.

At the same time, alkaline water produced using this artificial method has very short shelf lives. This is because the artificially induced alkaline effect wears off in a matter of days. At the same time, the alkaline water produced using electrolysis is also very sensitive to temperature fluctuations which makes storage difficult.

An alternative to this process is naturally infusing alkalinity into the water to mimic the same properties found in spring or pristine river water. Thanks to advances technology it is now possible to replicate this using nano-technology to infuse nano minerals into regular water to turn it alkaline. And it is this latest technological advance that is being used in Livingstream Nano Alkaline Water.

Livingstream is the latest concept by GQWEST Inc. the company behind the Aquabest water franchise. By looking back to nature and harnessing the latest in technology, the company envisions the concept as the future in drinking water. Utilizing cutting edge South Korean nanotechnology, Livingstream aims to provide everyone with safe, healthy, and life-changing water.

To produce alkaline water the natural way, Livingstream utilizes filters that contain alkaline nano minerals derived from seashells. When water passes through these filters these nano minerals are infused into the water. Since the nano minerals are derived from biological sources and are integrated into the water there is no risk of any contaminants and the ph level remains constant over long periods of time and regardless of temperature.

To ensure that the water is safe to drink, Livingstream also utilize nano silver to eliminate bacterial and viral contaminants in water. Silver has been used for centuries as an anti-bacterial and antiviral due to its ability to disrupt the cellular process of the contaminants thus killing them.

To introduce the concept to the public the company intends to unveil Livingstream for franchising at the 15th Franchise & Business Expo on October 14-16 at World Trade Center, Pasay City. To learn more about Livingstream Nano-Alkaline Water visit www.livingstream.com.ph.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Be part of the first Health and Wellness Fair this October!


Design Your Health is a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair that aims to promote holistically healthy lifestyle. It showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. Aimed towards entrepreneurial moms, young professionals, and health-conscious consumers, Design Your Health proposes a unique approach to wellness. Attendees and participants will be treated to a healthy mixture of stores, workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle.

It’s happening this October 8 and 9, 2016 at the Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

The event will feature 50 bazaar exhibitors: workshops on arts, fitness and entrepreneurship; and talks by experts on health and wellness.

Click on below links to see what workshop / class that suits your needs and preferences best:

Entrance Fee to the Expo: 150php
(FREE if you register to at least 1 of the workshops)

REGISTER HERE

Design Your Health is brought to you by Unilab Foundation. All proceeds of the fair will go fund the health programs of Unilab Foundation particularly on kids' nutrition, therapeutic and developmental play for children, and employment of persons with disabilities.

For inquiries or sponsorship, contact Tiffany Vargas:
09985603398 / tiffany.vargas@manilaworkshops.com


Thursday, September 22, 2016

INVEST NOW WITH THE SUN LIFE PROSPERITY CARD


One of today’s most in-demand celebrities, Matteo Guidicelli, is featured in the latest television commercial of Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI) And get this: there’s not just one, but two Matteos going up against each other.

The TVC shows two Matteos with strikingly opposite tactics: one tries to impress by bragging his material possessions, including a new phone and a credit card, while the other woos her by promising a brighter future together with the help of the Sun Life Prosperity Card.

The Sun Life Prosperity Card is an investment card worth P5,000 which may be invested in any of the peso-denominated mutual funds managed by SLAMCI under its Sun Life Prosperity Funds. The first of its kind in the market, it has revolutionized mutual funds investing in the country.

"We wanted SLAMCI’s new TVC to encourage the audience to begin their investing journey with the Sun Life Prosperity Card because it’s an easy and convenient way to start building one’s brighter future," explained SLAMCI president Valerie Pama. "By investing in mutual funds, one can make his money work harder for him, as against simply leaving all of it in the bank."

To illustrate this point, Pama shared that a 91-day time deposit in a bank 10 years ago would have given 28% return; but for the same period, the Sun Life Prosperity Bond Fund grew by 66%, while the money invested in the Sun Life Prosperity Balanced Fund would have earned 155%. Meanwhile, an investment in the Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund gained 221%.

"This is exactly why we want Filipinos, especially the youth, to start investing some of their money in mutual funds," Pama said. "Instead of using up all of one’s money on trendy items that will soon be replaced by a new fad, why not invest it for the long term and watch it grow? The two Matteos in our TVC certainly highlighted that message in fun yet clear manner."

For his part, Matteo said he had fun portraying two different personas. "It’s the first time I did such a project, and I definitely enjoyed playing both roles," he said. "But what’s important is that we were able to bring home the message. It’s fun to have nice material things and be on YOLO mode, but what will happen to you if all your money runs out and you have nothing saved for the long-term?"

And if there’s one thing that Matteo knows, it’s that some things are definitely worth the wait. "Whether I’m doing sports or working on a showbiz project, I know that I need to be patient before I could see the results. Training for a competition takes time, and so does shooting a movie or recording an album. It’s the same thing when you invest your money – you have to grow it long-term before you can enjoy the benefits," he explained. "You may have to wait a bit, but it’s always, always worth it!"

Catch SLAMCI’s latest TVC featuring Matteo Guidicelli on cable TV. To learn more about the Sun Life Prosperity Card and how you can start investing for a brighter future, visit sunlifeprosperity.com.ph.


Zoomanity launches Zooper Cruise


The Philippines is well-endowed with many beautiful tourist attractions, yet many Filipinos as well as foreign tourists have not yet discovered the beauty of Metro Manila. Zoomanity Group, with an aim to promote education and environmental conservation of Pasig River launches Zooper Cruise, a zooper unique cruise experience under Zoomanity Foundation.

Started last August 25, 2016, Zooper Cruise will be a specially arranged tour in Pasig River every first Saturday of the month. For as low as P699 to P1,999, you will get a chance to rediscover the beauty of historical places in Manila like Intramuros and Fort Santiago, highlighting also the World’s 1st and biggest China Town. The tour is complete with good ambiance and music, snacks and drinks, photo souvenir and a lot more.

Zooper Cruise is the newest project under Zoomanity Foundation which is part of our company social responsibility. It caters the 4 pillars of our mission and vision which are Education, Entertainment, Environmental Conservation and Exhibit.

Briefly, Zoomanity Group is one of the leading companies in the theme park industry in the Philippines under the Yupangco Group of Companies. We have more than 30 years of experience in the field and at present, we have eight operating local and international parks namely Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Clarkzilla in Clark, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano, Japan and Animal Research and Development Park in Victoria Australia.

Rediscover the splendor of Manila historical landmarks. To know more about this Zooper Cruise experience, contact us at 899-9819/ 899-9824/0917-9521371 or visit www.zoomanity.com.ph.

TAG media and public relations is the marketing, branding and public relation company of Zoomanity Group. For our events and services, send inquiry to grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SUN LIFE’S #LiveBrighter Campaign: Millennials for a Financially Prepared Generation


The new generation of workforce, the Millennials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning.

"Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?" said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. "With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle," added Bernardo.


After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru its engagement with Cinema One’s Single/Single, Sun Life dishes out the #LiveBrighter Sessions. This is a series of meet-ups to show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession. It aims to reach more Millennials and send them the message that their dream job is just here all along.

Guided by the core values of a Sun Life Financial Advisor: caring, professional, inspiring, and winning #LiveBrighter Sessions will give a taste of the benefits one can enjoy in choosing this particular career path. More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and the freedom to work with an unbridled schedule.

With more Filipinos keen on getting insurance and investment products, the possibilities for new Advisors are endless. “We need more Financial Advisors to educate Filipinos on the importance of preparing for unexpected life’s events and offer them solutions that let them have Money For Life,” explained Bernardo.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting bit.ly/LiveBrighter.




About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion. 

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Amplaya Plus: Natural Food Supplement


Alam niyo po ba na ang Ampalaya ay kabilang sa sampung halamang gamot na itinataguyod ng Philippine Department of Health na mabisa sa pagpapanatili ng lebel ng ating blood sugar.


Ngayong darating na August 11, 2016, makakapanayam po natin si Dr. Emil Aligui, Medical Consultant ng Natural Quality Corporation sa ating programang Baranggay Simbayanan ng 9:40-9:50 ng umaga sa Veritas 846.


Ang Natural Quality Corporation ay ang kumpanyang gumagawa at nagtitinda ng Ampalaya Plus. Isang natural dietary food supplement na tumutulong sa pagpapanatili ng ating blood sugar level. 


Ibabahagi po saatin ni Dr. Emil Aligui, Medical Consultant of Natural Quality, ang mga benepisyo ng pagsasama ng ampalaya sa ating pang araw-araw na diyeta.

Para po sa mga karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa mga benepisyo ng Ampalaya plus, panoorin niyo po ang video testimonial na kabilang sa post na ito.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dell Philippines Introduces New Inspiron 2-in-1 Lineup, Offering Powerful and Stylish Computing with Exceptional Flexibility

MANILA, Philippines, July 28, 2016 — Dell Philippines today announced a new line of Inspiron 2-in-1s that are ideal for students, young professionals and families seeking an affordable solution to meet their everyday computing needs. The new lineup includes Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 and Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1.

The completely refreshed 2016 Inspiron 2-in-1 lineup offers the mainstream 5000 Series and an entry-level 3000 Series that boasts vibrant colors and fun designs suitable for students starting their new school year. These new devices come with a wide range of processor options and configurable features, enabling students, families and users looking for great value to connect, learn and achieve more.



(from left) Charlz Adano, Marketing Manager, Consumer, Dell Philippines, Michelle Rocha Umali, Brand Manager – Notebooks, Dell Philippines, Christopher Papa, Country Manager, Dell Philippines, Alvin Habana, Brand Manager – Desktops, Dell Philippines

"With the new Inspiron 2-in-1 lineup, our customers in the Philippines can work where they need to and play when they want to," said Chris Papa, Country Manager, Dell Philippines. "Whatever you can create or imagine, you can achieve it with the 2-in-1 laptop best suited to your needs. Dell is thrilled that our innovative technology can help make your creation a reality. Our customers inspire us, and we keep on innovating for them."

Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1: Perfect for Back to School and the Whole Family
This 11-inch 2-in-1 combines the performance of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet in an affordable ultra portable design that makes it easy to take anywhere. It offers a rich set of features wrapped in a colorful, fun design that’s easy to use and built for the long haul. It features the latest processors from Intel® providing speedy performance for surfing the web, writing a term paper, editing videos or doing web chats. 

A vibrant HD resolution (1366x768) display provides crisp, bright image on-screen and is easy to position for clear viewing. The laptop’s USB 3.0 port and Micro SD media card reader make managing the user’s digital library a snap.


With 8 hours of battery life1, the new Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is designed for unplugged adventures. Whether moving in-between classes, roaming around the shopping malls, stuck in traffic when commuting, or moving around the house, the Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is an ideal companion for entry-level users.  

Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s Laptops: Rich Features, Powerful Options
These Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s embrace a sleek new design and a brilliant wide-angle FHD resolution display. The 5000s provide a great range of features and easy-to-use options. The infrared camera option works with Windows Hello facial recognition so users can easily log in with just a look, and a back-lit keyboard option makes working in dim environments more pleasant. Available SSDs provide longer battery life, quicker responsiveness and improved shock resistance as compared to conventional rotational HDDs.




The 13-inch 2-in-1’s compact size and light weight make it ideal for everyday travel. Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s start at 1.62 kg2  with FHD display for 13 inch, and up to 16GB of dual channel DDR4 memory—perfect for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at the same time and switch between them.

Dell Premium Support with Proactive Service, more Confidence in Computing
Starting with these new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops, Dell consumer products now comes with Dell Premium Support service, with improved support and simplified steps. Customers can access this service nationwide by contacting Dell’s Hotline at +63 2 663 2000 or 1800 1601 0061.

Powered by Dell’s innovative, award-winning SupportAssist technology, Premium Support automatically detects both hardware and software issues and proactively alerts consumers when they occur. SupportAssist also enables Dell’s technicians to initiate contact  with customers and begin resolving the problem, often before they even know an issue exists. 

Some of Dell Premium Support key service offerings include:
  • 24x7 support access by phone or online4, 5
  • Onsite service after remote diagnosis within 1-2 business days6
  • Single resource for hardware and software expertise
  • Proactive resolution of issues automatically detected by SupportAssist technology
  • Comprehensive software support and collaborative assistance for preinstalled software titles like Microsoft Office, Explorer, Outlook, and more
  • Help and “how to” for network connectivity, printer setup, back-up, anti-virus set up, operating system upgrades and more
For more information, visit www.dell.com/premiumsupport.


Pricing and Availability
All products will be available starting August 2016

  • Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 starting price is PHP 23,790.00
  • Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 starting price is PHP 46,190.00 



About Dell

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Dell and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.



1Up to 8 hours 4 minutes tested with Intel Core m3-6Y30 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD configuration. Actual results may vary depending on configurations. 
2Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.
3Dell does not make unsolicited calls asking to charge to fix an issue a customer did not report or previously request help with unless they have signed up for our premium support services like Dell Tech Concierge, Dell Premium Support or Dell ProSupport services.
4Based on a Dell analysis dated April 2016. Some Premium Support features are not available on all products. Remote diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue. If issue is not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched. Onsite response times may vary depending on product’s geographical location. Click here for more information. 
5English-only support after local business hours
6Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis: Technician or replacement part will be dispatched if necessary following online or telephone-based troubleshooting. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Response times may vary depending on product’s geographical location. For details about Onsite Service, click here.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Waxing Facts that will make you throw your Razor out


We live in a world where being hairless other than the ones on our head is beautiful. Society has given much ado on being hairless from nose down and being seen with a body full of hair gives the impression as unhygienic.

While some of us grew up familiar with a razor, technology and the new era ushers in a better way in removing unsightly hair in our body.

Some might view it as plain vanity, but removing unsightly hair in our body simply shows that we care for our overall looks and we value how people sees us.Hair removal is a lifestyle and it shows how you brand yourself.

Branding yourself properly will eventually lead to elation. Feeling good about yourself can lead to a more productive life as it boost your confidence resulting to a more productive you.

Read on to establish pros and cons in ways to removing hair in your body.

Shaving vs. Waxing

Shaving

  • Removes hair from surface
  • Hair grows back in a day
  • Corse regrowth
  • Done every 2 days
  • Skin discoloration
  • Prone to nicks, cuts and razor burns

Waxing

  • Removes hair from the root
  • Hair grows back in 3 weeks
  • Lighter and finer regrowth
  • Done every 3-4 weeks
  • No discoloration
  • No nicks and cuts

Affordability
France, the place of love and the embodiment of timeless beauty brings to the country a technology of painless and hairless prowess.

Make way for Bella La Peau, a professional hair waxing salon that’s committed to bringing value for money and soothing services. 


Bella La Peau directly translates to “beautiful skin”, hence, one will expect a salon that is dedicated to transforming the image of your skin to near perfection, soft to the eyes and touch.

Belle La Peau uses an exclusive Non – Strip Wax XXX from Singapore and is the sole Philippine franchisee of Wax XXX Academy which trains and equip their treatment professionals at an International level.

Belle La Peau Non-Strip waxes are made out of Pine Tree that are known to be rich in Vitamin A, hence, it helps prevent oxidative stress on your skin which explains the painless treatment. Furthermore, Belle La Peau waxes are warm, clay-type that are non-water based and are less susceptible to infections.

Get acquainted with your perfect wax
Belle La Peau uses 4 types of wax targeted to match the type of your hair: 

La Parfait CireBleau (Perfect Blue) Uses a strong polymer formulation that allows flexibility and is suitable for long course hair such as I your legs, arms, body and pubic area.


La Parfait Cire Rose (Perfect Pink) is a wax formulated from Titanium Dioxide which is a non-irritant formula that enhances skin’s natural protection and is suitable for Ingrown hair and for recently shaven hair.


La Parfait CireParfum (Perfect Scent-Orange) is a soothing aromatherapy was suitable for those who regularly wax and it effectively removes soft, short hairs such as in the face and nostrils.


La Parfait Core de Riz (Rice Wax – Green) is a wax formulated with rice from Japan that uses a low temperature suitable for long fine hair.


Belle La Peau has several branches Nationwide, visit their website: www.bellelapeau.com  and like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/bellelapeau/; Instagram: @BELLELAPEAU and Twitter: @BELLELAPEAU to know more about their exciting promo and hair raising prices.



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