WHITE FLOWER CELEBRATES 90 YEARS BY HONORING UNSUNG HEROES

White Flower oil originated in Malaysia in 1927, and was introduced to the Philippine market in the 1950s. Since then, White Flower has been a household partner of every Filipino, providing soothing relief from headaches, dizziness, colds and stress. This year, as it reaches its 90th anniversary, White Flower celebrates its success and legacy by giving back to the community.

“We have been the No.1 embrocation for generations, and we are proud that people have been patronizing White Flower for the past nine decades,” shares Jimmy Lao, President and CEO of Jelma Philippines, Inc., the exclusive importer & distributor of White Flower Embrocation in the Philippines. “It has been our greatest honor to have worked quietly in the background, offering comfort and relief to people in their everyday lives.”

Over the years, White Flower has become the most trusted liniment oil by Filipinos because of its distinct scent, soothing relief and potent formula that has remained unchanged since it was manufactured in 1927. With just 2 to 3 drops of White Flower Embrocation, you will feel the soothing relief and discover the aroma theraphy of wellness. Made from a unique blend of essential oils – including Menthol Crystals, Methyl Salicylate, Eucalyptus Oil, Camphor and Lavender Oil that made White Flower so distinct from all other liniment oil in the market today.

“While the formula remains unchanged, the company (Jelma Phils. Inc.) has indeed grown strong and evolved thru the years in terms of distribution and reach on a nationwide basis. From drugstore channel, modern trade and general trade accounts and up to convenient stores as well. We are continuously expanding our business distribution network every year”, quoted by Jimmy Lao.

Earning the trust and confidence that is synonymous to White Flower Embrocation, Jimmy Lao proudly states that – “It’s not only the older generation who is using White Flower, but also the young ones. From their grandparents to their parents, the love and trust for White Flower has been passed on. Today, what is so exciting is that we can see how White Flower Embrocation has evolved. Not only being used by individuals of all ages, but also by people from different walks of life.”

For it’s 90th anniversary (instead of the typical festivities), White Flower has decided to focus its effort in celebrating the reason that has made the company successful these past decades – the people.

In the same way it has quietly offered relief to all, White Flower now give thanks to the quiet workers and unsung heroes of the country. In its newest campaign, titled “Unsung Heroes,” White Flower honors those who have made an impact in society by doing the ordinary in extraordinary ways.

“We want to honor those who have offered their lives in the service of others. That commitment and drive with no want for reward or praise – are the values that White Flower holds dearly,” explained by Jimmy Lao.

As it celebrates it’s 90th anniversary, White Flower Embrocation gives back to the people in ways that are not only big but also meaningful.

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tvN ASIA’s ONE NIGHT FOOD TRIP – INTERNATIONAL EDITION CHOOSES THE PHILIPPINES AS THE “BATTLEFIELD” FOR ITS FINALE

KOREAN STYLE ICON DARA & BROTHER THUNDER TO EXPLORE THE COUNTRY AND COMPETE AGAINST LOCAL HOSTS GRACE LEE AND SAM YG

tvN Asia’s brand-new original production, One Night Food Trip – International Edition is coming to the Philippines! A spin-off of the popular Korean travel programme of the same name, One Night Food Trip – International Edition added local Asian celebrities into the mix to further hype up the competition. One Night Food Trip – International Edition has already set sail to Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia; with the final foodie “battlefield” set in the Philippines. The programme will premiere exclusively on tvN Asia on October 10, 2017 (Tuesday) at 23:00 (GMT+8); with the segment shot in the Philippines set to air on December 5, 2017 (Tuesday).

Korean fashion and beauty icon Sandara Park, better known by her stage name Dara, will join forces with her brother, Park Sang-hyun, a singer/songwriter better known by his stage name Thunder, to complete as many missions as they can throughout their escapades. Playing against the Korean stars are Grace Lee, a Korean television host and radio disc jockey working in the Philippines; and Filipino-Indian Filipino radio and television personality Sam YG. The celebrity teams will complete in a 48-hour travel tour around the beautiful Philippines with three main goals – EAT, PLAY and COMPETE!

Team Dara/Thunder will begin their mission-packed feast in Palawan and will make their way up north to the city of Manila; while Team Grace/Sam will conquer Cebu first, then head down south to Davao city. Both teams will be able to experience everything local—from culture, food, and attractions. Viewers will be able to witness the magnificence of the Philippines through a different angle as the show merges fabulous and fun, enabling everyone to go beyond the typical touristy activities. The teams will also get the chance to observe the unique local cultural heritage that is different from the rest of Asia, go on a shopping frenzy, enjoy a night out clubbing, as well as savour great varieties of food, from local delicacies to Michelin-starred delights, such as Nobu Restaurant located City of Dreams – Manila.

The Philippine leg of One Night Food Trip – International Edition will fly exclusively with Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ leading carrier. Cebu Pacific has the widest domestic network which made traveling and shooting from one island to another easier with seamless inter-island connections, sparing the hosts and crew from flying to bigger airport hubs just to move across the Philippines. Aside from a direct flight between Manila and Incheon, Cebu Pacific also flies directly from Incheon to Kalibo and Cebu, making it easier to get to popular beach destinations like Boracay Island and Mactan Island; or to 34 other domestic destination and 26 international destinations across the rest of Asia, Australia, Middle East and the United States.

So what are you waiting for? Come follow the trails of Dara, Thunder, Grace and Sam in One Night Food Trip – International Edition!

One Night Food Trip – International Edition, will premiere exclusively on tvN Asia on October 10 (Tuesday) at 23:00 (GMT+8); while the Philippines segment will debut on December 5 (Tuesday). tvN is available in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. tvN, where fun takes off!

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– City of Dreams, Manila
– Tourism Promotions Board Philippines

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Authentic Hokkaido Ramen Santouka now at UP Town Center

Ramen lovers in North Metro can now enjoy Japanese culture in a bowl as Hokkaido Ramen Santouka brings its authentic, passionately-cooked ramen recipe to UP Town Center on Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka opens its 11th branch at the UP Town Center to give residents of the area and neighboring communities a taste of the unique family ramen recipe developed in 1988. Santouka’s ramen offerings are masterfully made with imported ingredients—from the noodles down to the soup, which is cooked for 20 hours daily to keep it fresh and healthier but delicious to the last drop.

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The opening of the new branch features special discounts available until October. Students can truly say TGIF (thank God it’s Friday) every Friday from September 22 to October 13 as they enjoy 20% discount on Santouka’s new offerings: fried chicken tsukemen and tonkatsu tsukemen upon presentation of a valid student ID. They may also treat themselves with the buy one, get 30% off on second order of a regular takoyaki or cheese takoyaki promo.

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From September 23 to 30, diners at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka UP Town Center can avail of the soft shell crab salad and sushi promo with free matcha ice cream with every order. Currently, the soft shell crab salad and sushi, regular takoyaki, cheese takoyaki, fried chicken tsukemen and tonkatsu tsukemen are only available at the UP Town Center branch.

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Visit Hokkaido Ramen Santouka at UP Town Center and experience the best, carefully prepared ramen.

Get to know more about Santouka. Visit its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RamenSantoukaPH and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SantoukaPh/, or go to any Hokkaido Ramen Santouka branch near you.

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation opens a new Exclusive Wing in VRP Medical Center

To add to the year-long celebrations of its 30th anniversary, Maxicare marks a momentous milestone in its partnership with VRP Medical Center (VRPMC) through the opening of the Maxicare Exclusive Wing inside the said hospital’s facility.

The two organizations have had a long history of combined efforts being that VRPMC has been an affiliated hospital of Maxicare for 25 years. Tracing it back to start of their partnership in 1992, they have already assisted thousands through their joint healthcare service delivery of consultations, confinements, laboratory exams and medical procedures. Together, they serve an average of 2,000 Maxicare members on a monthly basis.

This successful delivery is due to the synthesis of VRPMC’s trusted experience of 50 years in the medical industry and Maxicare’s dedication to its commitment to stay strong as the number one Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the country. Given those reasons and furthermore with Maxicare proactively looking for effective means to serve its members better, the idea of a profounder arrangement with VRPMC came to mind.

Probing into the demand indicators in the area such as the growing number of Maxicare members in the surrounding residential and business hubs near VRPMC, an opportunity for Maxicare to expand its network of care was certain. The fruition of which is the Maxicare Exclusive Wing in VRPMC as it is all of the learnings combined and subsequently transformed into tangible experience for its valued members.

The opening of the said facility broadens the partnership from a regular affiliated provider setup to Maxicare now having the all the patient rooms at the 8th floor exclusive for its members. The Maxicare Exclusive Wing generally takes pride in the ease of access it offers which is incomparable to typical confinements. It has 34 artfully designed private rooms and each have been fitted with a brand new air-conditioning unit, cabinets, tables and a Smart HD Television. Patients and their guardians may even access the internet using the free Wi-Fi connection with speeds of up to 50mbps.

Moreover, Maxicare members may take advantage of the “EZ admission” procedure which is the prearranged check-in for a reserved room during their elective confinements (planned procedures). And upon discharge, an equally hassle-free express check-out process. Thus, with or without incurred excess charges, there will no longer be a need to line up in the hospital’s cashier or in any other office as all matters will be proactively resolved within the patient’s room. This process significantly reduces the time spent for check-in and check-out and it significantly makes the hospital experience more pleasant for the patient and his/her guardian.

This delivery of a customized healthcare experience is what Maxicare aims to be known for. And given the growing needs of its members, Maxicare recognizes that healthcare service now more than ever is more demanding and challenging . It should be provided with greater ease in every step and always partnered with additional lifestyle-related feature that reduces the disruption and inconvenience from the patients’ daily lives when availing of healthcare services.

Innovations such as the Maxicare Exclusive Wing enables Maxicare to stay at forefront of the HMO industry as it gets to serve more members better and faster.

“2017 Mr & Ms Chinatown” Sept. 10, ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best

Former US Army officer Jacob Muñez and Davaoena masscom student Joy Wu were crowned Mr and Miss Chinatown 2017. The pageant was held at Solaire Hotel and Casino.

The Mr. and Miss Chinatown pageant aims to strengthen Filipino and Chinese relations. The event is also a fusion of modern and traditional customs that highlight Chinoy heritage.

Ms Chinatown 2017 Joy Wu, 21 is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communication at the Ateneo de Davao University. Joy will represent the Philippines in the 2018 Miss Chinese International pageant in Hong Kong.

Mr. Chinatown 2017 Jacob Munez 25 served in the US Army for six years. Before settling back to the Philippines in 2016 he was based in the Hawaii, Iraq, Seattle, Korea and Kuwait
Title holders Joy Wu and Jacob Munez were also the proud recipients of the ‘Darling of the Press’ award during the Mr and Miss Chinatown 2017 press presentation.
Other pageant winners are first runners-up Martin Sy and Angela Elpa and second runners-up, Allen Wu and Kency Ongkeko.

The winners will receive P200,000; P100,000; and P50,000 worth of cash and prizes.

Directed by Paolo Valenciano “2017 Mr & Ms Chinatown” will be aired on Sunday, Sept. 10, on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.

Enfagrow A+ Four reveals its biggest breakthrough with MFGM Pro

The first five years of life is the most exciting, because 90% of brain development happens in this stage. That’s why parents invest so much time, effort, and nutrition to carefully nurture their children, yet still wonder if they can do more. Now the latest innovation in pediatric nutrition may be the help parents need.

Mead Johnson Nutrition announced its biggest breakthrough today: the introduction of MFGM, or milk fat globule membrane, in the new and improved Enfagrow A+ Four.

Recent studies demonstrate that MFGM plays an important role in supporting cognitive development, immunity and gut health. Moreover, a clinical study1 suggests that MFGM supplementation in children’s milk can positively impact behavioral regulation—
EQ development, in parent speak—in young children.

“Indeed, this is our biggest breakthrough since we first introduced DHA into our products in the early 2000s. With MFGM, we are bringing pediatric nutrition to a whole new level,” said Chris Ritchie, General Manager of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Philippines.

“This allows us to help parents prepare their children, particularly in the aspect of IQ and EQ development, for the demands that the future may bring.”

With this innovation, Enfagrow A+ Four is now the first and only children’s milk that contains the breakthrough ingredient MFGM Pro. Parents can now rely even more on Enfagrow A+ Four as their partner in developing their children’s IQ and EQ, for the challenges that the future holds.

Ina Jardiolin’s Stretch(ed) Mark(ed) exhibit: Probing the scars of identity and expectations

Among the young, up-and-coming visual artists today, UP Fine Arts graduate Ina Jardiolin stands out among her peers with her powerful artistic voice and her use of a most unusual medium: leather. A very challenging material on which she expresses herself, Ina—whose family hails from the local footwear industry—utilizes this medium with much dexterity, notably a result of careful experimentation, a singular vision, and an innovative approach to her craft.

In her second solo show, titled “Stretch(ed) Mark(ed)”, Ina harnessed discarded treated leather scraps as her canvas—delving into self-identity and the intangible, fleshing out the beauty in androgyny, while touching on the realities of life.

Ina uses her art as a means to communicate, and to those like her who are introspective, and at times misunderstood, she aims to reach out, to make it known that they are not alone and that they need not feel confused. Ina’s goal is to convey a message of empowerment and of hope.

Way before gender issues became the subject of sometimes-heated exchange of perspectives, Ina has been scrutinizing the controversy in her mind and consequently, in her artwork. “My art is my own reaction to identity and the cultural expectations regarding gender,” Ina explains. “I want the world to be more open to different ideas that veer away from usual norms.”

In “Stretch(ed) Mark(ed),” the young artist probes into the scars that gender roles impose among us, how these obstructive assignments often mark each of us permanently. The intricately cobbled leather scraps signify how these gender norms sometimes leave individuals grasping at pieces of their genuine identity to gain a sense of individuality and acceptance.

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The controversial message is consistently conveyed in the androgynous subjects of her paintings, inviting viewers to embrace both male and female energies, to take a genuine look at one’s self and to be true to that vision.

Apart from mounted paintings using leather scraps, Ina will once again display art pieces using wooden shoe lasts (referred to as ‘hulma’ by local shoemakers) in her upcoming exhibit. She is the first artist to make use of this vintage shoe-making implement as a ‘canvas’.

The use of both leather and shoe lasts pays homage to her family’s background as Marikina shoemakers. Transforming the shoe lasts into art pieces is a gesture that honors her ancestors whose labors nurtured both the family and helped build the local shoe industry. Leather, a pliant and resilient material, epitomizes the spirit that her family has stood by for generations.

Utilizing non-conventional medium is her way of stepping outside the lines to convey
her message: “Everything—and everyone—should not be restricted by a set of roles made by those who are comfortable staying within the bounds of what is “normal” and acceptable”.

Her art, which includes printmaking, ceramics and illustration, is one that constantly evolves and is in constant flux, much like the fluidity of gender.

Ultimately, Ina Jardiolin sees her art as giving a voice to others who cannot otherwise express themselves, taking up their cudgels and, in the process, gaining a deeper understanding of herself.

Prepare to be enlightened by Ina’s masterpieces at Stretch(ed) Mark(ed), which runs from September 10 to 25, 2017 at Kaida Contemporary, #45 Scout Madrinan, South Triangle, Quezon City.

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Expands Monochrome Multifunction Device Lineup – DocuCentre S2110

Fuji Xerox Printer Channel Philippines releases DocuCentre S2110, a new addition to the DocuCentre S series of monochrome multifunction devices for the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) market in Asia-Pacific region.

DocuCentre S2110 is an entry-level model in the A3 monochrome multifunction device category. It is the successor of the DocuCentre S2011, which has been popular in the Southeast Asia markets as it features essential functionality required for SMB office work at a competitive price.

DocuCentre S2110 is equipped with useful functions for the SMB markets in Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. It features enhanced functions that meet the needs of SMB users while offering the same cost effectiveness and usability as the preceding model. The new model comes with more appealing design with increasing*1 copy/print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute (ppm).

It also provides added convenience—auto skew correction—to the identity card (ID) copy function, which is commonly utilized in many industries such as finance and banking, professional services, education, as well as hospitality. It automatically corrects skewed copies of ID cards in case they are not placed straight on the scanning glass. The enhancement also includes allowing users to copy up to four ID cards on a single page, as well as copying them together with documents such as family registration papers.

The new DocuCentre S2110 features local and network pull scan function which enables multiple users to scan documents from network multifunction devices to multiple computers. It is convenient for users to scan any documents using Fuji Xerox’s Print and Scan Hub application, which provides user-friendly and useful scan operation function.

Note 1: The preceding model, DocuCentre S2011 prints at 20 pages per minute.

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