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Monday, August 13, 2018

Celebrating Health and Wellness at Landers Superstore

Capital Care Pharmacy located in Landers Superstore, ArcoVia City

Big care, big savings—this is what Capital Care Pharmacy is offering to members of Landers Superstore, the country’s fastest growing membership shopping establishment. The new drug store, envisioned to become a health and wellness center for Landers Superstore members, recently opened its third branch in ArcoVia City, following the opening of its Alabang West and Cebu branches. 

"We believe that caring is not only giving the right medicine; it is actually making sure that people feel and get better," We can’t wait for all Landers Superstore members to experience the kind of care Capital Care has to offer."
Emmanuel Cuevas, president of CurePro Plus Inc.

CurePro Plus Inc. president Emmanuel Cuevas with wife Nadine Henson Cuevas

Along with Cuevas, leading the ribbon cutting ceremony were MedExpress Drugstore chief financial officer Jefferson Mendoza and Landers Superstore chief financial officer Francis Reyes. Also present were Southeastasia Retail, Inc. president Gwen Lourdes G. Lim, chairman Atty. Lowell Yu, and 8990 Holdings chairman-emeritus Luis Yu. 

8990 Holdings, Inc. chairman-emeritus Luis Yu, Jr.
and Southeastasia Retail, Inc. president Gwen Lim

Southeastasia Retail, Inc. chairman Atty. Lowell Yu

Unilab director Abi Nepomuceno 
and Pharex HealthCorp president Tomas Luke Marcelo Agana III

Capital Care offers a wide selection of both generic and branded medicines, vitamins and medical supplies—all at discounted prices all-year-round. Aside from its attentive, efficient staff, Capital Care Pharmacy also features a spacious and cozy design, making customers feel at ease immediately upon entrance.

Zuellig Pharma Corp. medical director Dr. Joel Javier
and MedExpress Drugstore chief financial officer Jefferson Mendoza

Littman Drug Corp. business development manager Gigi Lao
and MedExpress purchasing director Therese Mijares

With the opening of Capital Care Pharmacy, members can conveniently take care of their family’s health and wellness needs every time they visit Landers Superstore.

Visit the new Capital Care Pharmacy at Landers ArcoVia City now for the best health and wellness care.

MedExpress marketing manager Luis Lansang
and Unilab trade marketing manager Alan Asuncion

You can also check out other Landers Superstores at the following:

  • Landers Balintawak: 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City;
  • Landers Otis: 1890 Paz Guazon St., Paco, Manila;
  • Landers Cebu: 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales ave., cor Pope John Paul II ave., Cebu;
  • Landers Alabang West: Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las PiƱas City. 

For more information about Landers Superstore’s Capital Care Pharmacy, visit

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Vivo X21 is an Eyecatcher at the Mobile Fest 2018

Global smartphone brand Vivo has made a good impression on tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018.

To explain all the goods on Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone—the X21, the brand tapped respected tech experts Mark Macanas of TechPinas and Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

The experts discussed Vivo X21’s unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi, performance, and design.

Alora Uy Guerrero (Revu) and Mark Macanas (TechPinas) had nothing but praises for Vivo X21

Macanas and Guerrero mentioned that there are two ways to unlock the Vivo X21, through the Face ID Access with Infrared that accurately identifies a user’s facial features even in nighttime and the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology that replaces the rear fingerprint sensor. Vivo is the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

Aside from pioneering features, the pair also talked about Vivo X21’s photography-related specs. The 12 megapixel+5MP dual rear camera and the 12MP front camera with Dual Pixel Sensor. These impressive hardware specs are even boosted by the X21’s AI features like the AI Face Beauty and AI HDR.

In terms of performance, the Vivo X21 proved to be a hard worker, said Macanas and Guerrero. After all, the X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip that can process complex AI and neural computing. It has a 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM to improve the speed of launching, loading, and switching including large and complex mobile games.

To complement all these, Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display with a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio for every user’s viewing pleasure.

Moreover, Guerrero, a music-lover, even praised Vivo for continuing its Hi-Fi legacy in the X21. The smartphone is equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to customize their audio experience.

Vivo is one of the key brands that participated in the Mobile Fest 2018

The Vivo booth at the Mobile Fest 2018

The Vivo booth will be at the Mobile Fest until July 29 in SM City North EDSA.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts

Friday, July 27, 2018

LBC’s "Aming Ligaya" Provides Simple Yet Meaningful Happiness for Both Agent and Customer

The success enjoyed by LBC is hinged on their legion of customers who bank on them for excellent service.

And through their long-running Aming Ligaya campaign, LBC is able to give their loyal patrons a chance to personally meet commendable employees who they only get to transact via phone.

Recently, LBC gave its Agent Aldrin Rulloda of Customer Care Management a chance to come face to face with Mr. Ricardo Faldas who has raved about his services. As soon as Ricardo walked inside the LBC St. Francis branch and saw the nametag on Aldrin’s chest, he excitedly approached the agent. The customer was very elated when he met Aldrin personally because he would only converse with him over the phone. While speaking to Aldrin, one could see the enthusiasm in Ricardo’s eyes as if he had reconnected with a friend whom he hasn’t seen for a long time.

"Kaya dito ko pinili sa LBC St. Francis Square kasi very accomodating ang mga staff nyo dito at masaya ako sa nagawang tulong ni Aldrin sa akin. Kasi from time to time ina-update nya ako kung nasaan na yung shipment ko at sinasabihan niya ako kung anu yung most available time na pwede nya akong tawagan. Tapos nung dumating na yung request ko from Iloilo, tinanong nya sa akin kung saang branch yung preferred ko, sabi ko sa kanya ako na lang ang pupunta sa hangar. Pero hindi dun natapos iyon.  Tinetext nya pa ako kung nasaan na ako para masigurado na hindi ako maliligaw at kung tama ba yung gate na pinuntahan ko." - Mr. Ricardo Faldas

That’s the kind of service that Aldrin needs to share with his colleagues

Such positive stories as the ones shared by Ricardo are never lost to LBC which uses these to inspire their people to consistently deliver excellent customer service.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

World’s Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant “Hawker Chan” Opens In Manila

Metro Manila’s bustling dining scene has just zoomed several notches higher with the opening of Hawker Chan, also known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world.

This internationally acclaimed Singapore-based restaurant promises to rock the Philippines with its gloriously delicious dishes, especially its Soya Chicken Rice.

Hawker Chan's Soya Chicken

Hawker Chan’s global popularity belies its humble beginnings. The restaurant was founded by Malaysian Chef Chan Hong Meng, the son of a farmer, who flew to Singapore in the 1980s and trained under a Hong Kong chef. It was under his mentor’s guidance that he learned to prepare the now famous Singapore Soya Sauce Chicken and Noodle.

Malaysian Chef Chan Hong Meng

In 2009, Chan Hong Mong opened a small store at the Chinatown Complex, the largest open-air hawker centre in Singapore, where he served soya sauce Chicken rice – a dish that quickly caught the imagination of diners across Singapore. Through the years, Chan Hong Mong painstakingly refined his recipe, to the delight of diners who lined up hours on end at the stall.

In July of 2016, Michelin’s Singapore Guide debuted and among those recognized was Hawker Chan, making it the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Just this month, Liao Fan Hawker Chan at 78 Smith Street in Singapore was among the 50 restaurants included in the 2018 Bib Gourmand Awards, which recognizes eateries with menu items that cost no more than S$45, for their value for money.

As Hawker Chan opens its doors at SM Mall of Asia in the Philippines, Filipinos can look forward to the same mouthwatering dishes that have captivated people across the region. Thanks to Foodee Global Concepts, the industry maverick that has transformed the Filipino dining scene with groundbreaking offerings such as the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan, FOO’D By Davide Oldani, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles and Llaollao’s unique Spanish frozen yogurt. Pinoys can look forward to the best tasting dishes. That’s because Foodee Global Concepts recognized Filipinos’ love and curiosity for food, and responded by bringing to the country the offerings of top-rated restaurants that have won the hearts of people around the world.

Roasted Pork, Soya Chicken and Char Siew with Rice

Roasted Pork, Soya Chicken and Char Siew with Noodles

Among the dishes that diners can look forward to at Hawker Chan Manila are its signature combination platter of char siew, roasted pork, and pork rib, and the whole chicken platter. What makes this even more exciting is that these dishes are priced to be extremely pocket-friendly. On the average, the price range per dish is only PHP 100.00 to 150.00!

FOODEE Global Concepts CEO, Mr. Rikki Dee giving some history and details to the media on the food tasting event prior to the opening of Hawker Chan

"We’ve seen how Filipinos try to visit the top-rated restaurants whenever they travel, so we thought why not bring these restaurants to the country? Since Pinoys love to visit Hawker Chan in Singapore, we thought we’d bring it here, and offer the same combination of great food and affordable luxury to them."

- FOODEE Global Concepts CEO, Mr. Rikki Dee

Located at the Ground Floor, Entertainment Mall at SM Mall of Asia Complex, the restaurant seats 86 and is perfect for those who want a great, affordably-priced, hearty meal.

Seasonal Vegetable

Thai Style Tofu

To add to the excitement, Hawker Chan customers will get a chance to fly to Singapore every time they dine at Hawker Chan Manila from July 26 to August 5, 2018. Two (2) lucky winners will get a chance to Fly to Singapore and enjoy a 3 days 2 nights full board and meal stay, sponsored by FOODEE Global Concepts Inc. and the Singapore Tourism Board.

Furthermore, the first one hundred (100) diners of Hawker Chan from July 26 to 27 are all in for a treat! The first ten (10) diners will receive a year’s worth supply of Hawker Chan products. The following twenty will receive six (6) months’ worth, the next twenty (20) will get three (3) months, and the last fifty (50) diners will get one month worth of Hawker Chan products as well.

With Hawker Chan now in Manila, roast-loving Pinoys have never had it so good!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Product Review: Deep Sea Collagen with Pure Squalene and Coenzyme Face Mask by Novelina

A package was sent to me for two Novelina products - facial masks, both promising youthful skin. Being in the BPO industry (graveyard shift) for 13 years and 6 months will, most of the time, get you a few hours of sleep. Sleepless days may equate to eyebags and dry skin.

I normally do gadget and game reviews but, there is a first time for everything.

Also, here are five reasons why we need to apply face masks:

  • Relaxation: Face masks don’t just offer results that improve the overall appearance of your skin, they can also be quite therapeutic.
  • Deep cleansing: Proper masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level. Only a good facial mask can help to draw out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the epidermis.
  • Unclog Pores: When you remove all the debris from the surface of your skin, it’ll help to unclog pores, too. Yucky stuff gets trapped in your pores and gets pushed deep down into the pore where bacteria can develop.
  • Glowing Skin: Masks can help stimulate blood circulation. This ensures an overall improvement in skin tone. You’ll be left with softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin, and you’ll also notice a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance.

So, I tried both products, one mask per day and here are my comments:

Deep Sea Collagen with Pure Squalene Face Mask (SRP Php 45.00)
Penetrates quickly providing your skin with an immediate surge of active moisture to soothe dryness without greasy feel; nourishing the skin with natural moisturizing extracts.

Coenzyme Face Mask (SRP Php 45.00)
Contains Coenzyme Q10 known to be a natural antioxidant that fights UVA damage that normally causes skin to look older; Coenzyme Q10 as a natural anti-oxidant; enhanced with fish scale collagen to make skin tighter more supple.
  • Absorbed quickly by the skin
  • Gives the skin a moisturized, hydrated look
  • No greasy feeling
  • Skin feeling soft and firm after use
  • Addresses oily skin
  • Best used before sleeping to maximize the effect
  • Affordable (Php 45.00)
  • Availability: Product is available through Lazada

I am recommending the product as it delivers what it promised. With an affordable price tag, you can add this into your daily beauty regimen, and with regular use, you can expect a younger, firmer and moisturized skin. Not only that, the product can be ordered through Lazada, for an added convenience.

To know more about Novelina Cosmetics like and follow their Facebook page or visit their official website.

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