Great Goodyear Sale this Holiday Season

This yuletide season, Goodyear is inviting families to take some time off to enjoy the perfect bonding experience– the road trip!

Gear up for your holiday drive with up to 65% off on selected tires at the Great Goodyear Sale, happening in select Goodyear Autocare Outlets from November 18 – December 31, 2017.

For over 100 years, Goodyear has created some of the world’s most innovative and category-defining tire products, designed to help customers gear up for the drive and enhance their driving experience.

The love of driving is an integral part of the brand’s DNA as it believes that driving goes beyond just physical transportation; rather, it is an emotional transformation, recharging the body, freeing the mind and boosting the spirit – what they call “Road Therapy.”

The idea of Road Therapy has become even more relevant for Filipinos today, with the rise of both local and international tourism.

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In today’s busy and fast-paced lifestyle, a simple weekend road trip is a great way to relax, rejuvenate and share quality time with loved ones – and the upcoming Christmas season is the ideal time to make special memories with the family.

To ensure that your Christmas road trip is smooth and stress-free, get brand new tires at fantastic discounted prices at the Great Goodyear Sale.

Among the great offers available are Buy 3, Get 1 Free (or Buy 1 Get 1 at 50% off) for most tires with rim size 16 and above and a chance to win a brand new Ford EcoSport and other exciting prizes.

And not only can families choose from a variety of high quality tires, they can also enjoy a safer drive through Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance, which has a number of benefits to ensure peace of mind on the road.

Offered exclusively in all Goodyear Autocare outlets, the Worry Free Assurance Membership Card offers benefits such as a 5-year limited warranty, emergency roadside assistance like tire repair and free towing, and complimentary servicing. Drivers of the covered vehicle can even get up to Php 50,000.00 insurance coverage.

So pack your bags, update your playlist and get the tires you need for a worry-free holiday road trip at the Great Goodyear Sale Kick-off!

For more updates on the Great Goodyear Sale and their great offers, Goodyear is inviting customers to visit its Facebook Page www.facebook.com/GoodyearPhilippines or their website www.goodyear.com.ph/offers.

Novartis promotes awareness on Dry Eye Syndrome, a common condition among Internet users

Filipinos spend more time on the Internet than people in any of the other 29 countries in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America, and Europe profiled in the “Digital in 2017 Global Overview” report. Produced by global advertising agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, the report shows that the average Filipino Internet user spends 9 hours online each day, with mobile Internet access accounting for more than three and a half of those hours.1

 

“It is a welcome development that more Filipinos now have Internet access. Digital connectivity brings many socio-economic benefits such as improved communication, knowledge dissemination, and economic opportunities, among others. However, spending too much time online also has its drawbacks,” said Ms. Cheryl Maley, President & Managing Director of Novartis Healthcare Philippines.

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The prevalence of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES, also known as dry eye disease or simply dry eyes) is increasing worldwide and is now an important public health problem. One reason for the rapid rise in the number of cases of dry eye disease over the last few years is thought to be prolonged visual display terminal (VDT) exposure because of increased computer use. VDT exposure is also becoming common in the general population because of the widespread use of Internet-based mobile technology and portable information terminals, especially smartphones, among all age groups.2

 

“When we work at a computer or use our smartphone or other portable digital device, we tend to blink our eyes less frequently. This leads to greater tear evaporation and increased risk of DES,” said Dr. Richard L. Nepomuceno, Cornea and External Eye Disease Specialist.

 

Ms. Maley and Dr. Nepomuceno spoke during a media briefing held by Novartis Healthcare Philippines to promote awareness on DES and highlight Systane Ultra Lubricating Eyedrops. Developed by the Novartis eye care division Alcon, Systane Ultra Lubricating Eyedrops are clinically proven to deliver extended protection and high-performance dry eye symptom relief that lasts. Also present during the media briefing held on November 8, 2017 at the Ludo BoardGame Bar and Bistro in Makati City, were filmmaker and model Janina Manipol and homeschool teacher and mommy blogger Joy Mendoza. The two Systane Ultra brand ambassadors shared their personal experiences on eye care given their busy lifestyles.

 

DES is a common condition that occurs when your tears are unable to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears. DES signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include a stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes; stringy mucus in or around your eyes; sensitivity to light; eye redness; a sensation of having something in your eyes; difficulty wearing contact lenses; difficulty with nighttime driving; watery eyes; and blurred vision or eye fatigue.3

 

To help prevent DES among office workers, call center agents and other individuals who spend long hours online, experts recommend the “20-20-20 rule”: Look away from the computer/ smartphone/portable digital device screen every 20 minutes, focus on an object 20 feet away, and look at it for at least 20 seconds.4 Dr. Nepomuceno also recommends the use of artificial tears, such as Systane Ultra Lubricating Eyedrops, to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of your eyes.

 

Systane Ultra is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. For more information about Systane Ultra, visit the Novartis Healthcare Philippines official website, novartis.com.ph or like us on Facebook via Facebook.com/SystanePH  or follow @systaneph on Instagram.

 

References:

  1. We Are Social. Digital in 2017 Global Overview. Available at: https://wearesocial.com/special-reports/digital-in-2017-global-overview. Accessed November 3, 2017.
  2. Dogru M et al. A Field Test of Web-Based Screening for Dry Eye Disease to Enhance Awareness of Eye Problems Among General Internet Users: A Latent Strategy to Promote Health. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Sep; 15(9): e209. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3785952/. Accessed November 3, 2017.
  3. Mayo Clinic. Dry eyes. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-eyes/basics/definition/con-20024129. Accessed November 3, 2017.
  4. Healthline. 8 Tips to Prevent Eyestrain. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-health/eye-strain#overview1. Accessed November 3, 2017.

 

About Novartis

Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas. In 2016, the Group achieved net sales of USD 48.5 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 119,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are sold in approximately 155 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com.

 

Novartis is on Twitter. Sign up to follow @Novartis at http://twitter.com/novartis.

 

McDonald’s Stripes Run 2017: You Run, They Learn How to Read

Whether you have little ones or just want to share the happiness of running with the people that matter the most, the annual McDonald’s Stripes Run is the ultimate family bonding experience.  More than just a day of active lifestyle and fun, you are also able to help grades 1 and 2 public school children learn how to read.

 

Now on its 8th year, the highly anticipated run will be held on November 25, 2017 at Garden Bloc, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City and on December 3, 2017 at McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

 

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Proceeds will be used to help public school children learn to read through the Ronald McDonald House Charity’s (RMHC) Read to Learn program.

 

To date, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn has reached over 8,000 partner schools, trained 28,000 educators, and helped close to 12 million students all over the Philippines. This initiative, in partnership with the Department of Education, aims to raise the literacy level among Grade 1 and 2 public school students.

 

Register yourself and your family for the McDonald’s Stripes Run from October 13 to November 23 for Cebu registrants and until December 1 for Manila registrants. Registration is simple with these three options:

 

  1. Fill out the registration form and pay at select McDonald’s stores.
  2. Download the form on mcdostripesrun.com.ph, and settle the registration fee at select McDonald’s stores.
  3. Register and pay online at mcdostripesrun.com.ph.

 

Each registrant will receive a race kit, which includes a pair of the iconic red and white striped socks, a singlet, a race bib, and a stub for a free McDonald’s breakfast meal at the venue.

 

This year’s fun run opens 7 categories including the 5K Squad Stripes, the newest division that’s perfect for the whole gang. Categories for this year’s run are as follows:

 

 Kiddie Stripes  1 kilometer run for ages 8 years old and below
Young Stripes 3 kilometer run for ages 8-15 years old
3K Stripes 3 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
Family Stripes 3 kilometer run for teams with 2 adults (aged 16 and up) and 2 kids (aged 15 and under)
5K Stripes 5 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
5K Squad Stripes 5 kilometer run for teams with 4 adults (ages 16 and up)
10K Stripes 10 kilometer run for  ages 16 years old and up

 

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Exciting game booths and activities await the entire family and barkada at McDonald’s Stripes Run 2017 in Manila and Cebu. Sign-up today and tell your family and friends all about it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. For more information and to view the list of McDo stores you can register in, visit mcdostripesrun.com.ph or follow McDonald’s Philippines’ Facebook page, facebook.com/mcdo.ph.

 

 

 

 

 

The responsible choice: Unioil cares with its “Doing Our Part” campaign

Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. launches its ‘Doing Our Part’ campaign to encourage Filipinos to make a difference in society through the small, everyday actions and responsible decisions they make, including the decision to choose a cleaner fuel.

As pioneers of advanced fuels in the country, Unioil introduces its Euro 5 compliant fuels to give consumers a cleaner and better alternative without the extra cost.  Unioil once again becomes the first and only retail petroleum brand to provide the cleanest range of high performance fuels.

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“People are now becoming conscious about their actions and how it affects society. With our latest campaign, we want to encourage Filipinos to make small yet meaningful decisions that can leave positive and lasting impact to the community,” said Janice Co Roxas-Chua, Chief Financial Officer, Unioil Petroleum Philippines

With Unioil’s Euro 5 compliant fuels, motorists can have access to the cleanest range of fuels that have significantly less sulfur content at 10 ppm (parts per million), 5 times cleaner than Euro 4 standard fuels. Based on actual tests conducted by the DENR-EMB, Unioil’s Euro 5 fuels can provide up to 77% less emissions compared to Euro 4 fuels.  With this, motorists are able to get better engine performance  and making a conscious choice to contribute to the environment.

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Towards a greener Philippines

As part of the company’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint from its own operations, Unioil began its “Hybrid” station program with the installation of Smartflower solar technology in one of its newest retail stations.  The Smartflower is equipped with an automated sun tracking technology allowing it to track the sun’s movements across the sky resulting to as much as 40% higher efficiency compared to conventional fixed type solar panels.

Together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Unioil has also put up Airvisual nodes in selected locations to help monitor air quality. The petroleum company is also the first to have a commercially-available electric vehicle (EV) charger in one of its retail stations to advocate the use of more EVs for a cleaner environment.

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“For the past 50 years, Unioil has always been putting innovative petroleum solutions in the hands of consumers.  Today, we continue this by introducing breakthrough ways to harness solar power, promote the use of electric vehicles, and drive with cleaner fuel,” said Kenneth Pundanera, President, Unioil.

Unioil’s “Doing Our Part” campaign engages everyone to make meaningful decisions for the community through every day driving with Unioil. With this advocacy, Unioil presents itself as the reliable and cleaner alternative for motorists on their journey towards a healthier society and a greener environment.

With its programs and Euro 5 performance fuels, Unioil invites motorists, environmental advocates, and families to join its advocacy in making responsible choices for a sustainable and healthier tomorrow.

About Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc.

Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc. traces its roots back to 1966 when it established its own blending facility in Valenzuela. Unioil is currently engaged in fuels trading, lubricants blending and distribution, specialty oils marketing, and distribution of bitumen (asphalt). This makes Unioil one of the country’s most diverse and innovative petroleum companies.

In 1997, upon the deregulation of the oil industry, Unioil became the first independent petroleum company to operate a retail franchising network of service stations. Unioil has also been the exclusive licensed blender and distributor of Idemitsu lubricants since 1994. Idemitsu is the eighth largest lubricants brand in the world.

Unioil has become the pioneer in offering the cleanest and most innovative products in the market. On September 2017, Unioil became the first and only retail station in the Philippines to release a complete line of Euro5-compliant fuels. Euro 5 fuels have further reduced sulfur levels, producing cleaner emissions. Unioil’s Euro 5 fuels are 5x cleaner than the current Philippine standard – with a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts per million (10ppm)

SM Lifestyle Entertainment opens new Olympic-size ice skating rink at MOA

Sweeping in time for the cool breeze of the ber month, SM Skating oens an all new Olympic-size ice rink at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) complex in Pasay City.

Located at the main mall’s recently opened third level, the 1,800 square meter rink is the perfect venue to cool down with the family and friends or learn the country’s only range of ice sports.
The coolest place in town boasts of a standard size Olympic rink, big enough to fit 300 people at a time. Catering to sports such as figure skating, speed skating, and ice hockey, the rink is equipped with complete facilities such as a digital scoreboard, player’boxes, scorekeeper and penalty boxes as well as locker rooms, each with a hot and cold shower. A multi-purpose room serves as a venue for sports training, meeting, and other social functions while a clinic provides immediate first aid assistance for any minor sports-related injuries. Families, friends and bleacher fans can conveniently watch practices, training, exhibitions, show, games, and tournaments at the 200-seater stands located around the rink. Those wanting to take a quick bite can easily head to the Snack Time booth for hotdogs, burgers, nachos, popcorn, coffee cakes, pastries and ice-cold beverages and relax at the rink’s spacious lobby and lounge area.

“It was Mr. Henry Sy Sr.’s vision to introduce the finesse and grace in ice sports through a fully-equipped ice skating rink. The unveiling of this new facility is both a step forward in our commitment to help grow winter-based sports and our way of inviting more families to step inside the rink and create a fun, memorable experience together,” said Herman Medina-Cue, COO of SM Lifestyle Entertainment. Inc.

This October, try a new sport on ice or create unforgettable skating experiences with family and friends at SM Skating’s newly-opened ice rink. For more information, log on to www.smskatingrink.com or follow@SMSkating on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Visa Launches “Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog” and Uses National Heroes to Provide Financial Education to Young Filipinos

Visa launched Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog (Crumpled, Round), an interactive play featuring national heroes, developed with Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), the resident drama company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) designed to educate and empower the Filipino youth to make informed financial decisions. This is the first program of its kind launched by Visa in the Philippines in support of the government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion spearheaded by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog will showcase common scenarios faced by a Filipina senior high school student protagonist named Gwyneth who is challenged to make decisions between her needs and wants. Native Filipino heroes such as Jose Rizal and Apolinario Mabini will also ‘come alive’ from the crumpled bills and rounded coins to help the main character make wise decisions.

The launch also included a panel discussion on the importance of financial literacy in the Philippines, including panelists such as Dan Wolbert, Visa Philippines Head of Sales, Pia Roman-Tayug, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Head of Inclusive Finance Advocacy, Nanding Josef, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Director, and Patricia Feria-Lim, Teach for the Philippines Chief Strategy Officer.

“At Visa, we strongly believe in the importance of financial literacy and it is a key area of focus as part of our corporate social responsibility efforts. Hence, with the support of BSP, we created this financial literacy program and interactive play through Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog where the Filipino youth can relate to various scenarios on making money management decisions. With millennials forming a large population in the Philippines, we believe it is crucial to spread the knowledge of how to manage their money at a young age, and to highlight the importance of making smart monetary decisions,” said Stuart Tomlinson, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines and Guam.

Starting October, the show will be performed in close to 10 different schools to make financial literacy education more accessible to the students. This program is aligned with the government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion, in particular, the pillar on financial education and consumer protection.

“We believe that financial education should be introduced to learners early on, especially key concepts including budgeting, investing, and setting financial goals. Innovative approach such as blending education and art are most welcome and can help the existing programs of the government. This is a tangible support from the private sector of the objectives of the NSFI, particularly the pillars on financial education and consumer protection,” says Pia.

“The informative and interactive performances will stimulate creativity and challenge its audience on their perception of money,” says Nanding Josef, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Director. With the creative direction of TP, the play will spark critical thinking in these youths on the value of money. “By presenting economic concepts in realistic and entertaining situations, we hope that audiences will find it easier to apply their learnings in their daily lives,” added Nanding.

Visa’s financial literacy initiative also aims to reach out to students under Teach for the Philippines, a program Visa has been actively involved with previously.

“Experiential learning has been proven to be an effective method for encouraging mastery and understanding. At Teach for the Philippines, we believe that programs which incorporate financial literacy and theater arts in academics develop the critical life skills of our learners. We look forward to a continued partnership with Visa Philippines, BSP, and Tanghalang Pilipino to bring our learners closer to their full potential and enable them to contribute meaningfully to nation building,” said Patricia.

“We want to secure the future of the Filipino youth and are committed to forging the path to financial literacy and inclusion. We envision the program to reach more students throughout the country in the coming years,” added Stu.

Reef promotes responsible travel through “Free the Sea Movement 2” in Baler

Reef, a surf and lifestyle brand known worldwide, is once again promoting responsible travel and environmental conservation in partnership with WWF Philippines as it hosts Free the Sea Movement 2 this September 29 until October 1 , 2017.

This year set in Baler, Aurora, one of the country’s top hotspots for surfing, the exciting three-day event treated guests to a slew of fun activities that had them riding the waves while helping to preserve the beauty of Sabang Beach.

Free the Sea 2 opened with a coastal clean-up and talk from WWF Philippines on sustainable tourism, a cause near and dear to Reef’s heart as it is in line with Reef’s global humanitarian outreach campaign “We Heart.”

“As travelers, we may be just passing through other beaches and cities but through our We Heart campaign, we want to educate people on the importance of leaving a positive impact on the local communities we visit,”

“With more and more travelers discovering the beauty of our islands and with the rise of local tourism, now is a good time for us to educate people on the environmental impact tourism has and how we all need to work together maintain our beaches so people can continue to enjoy them for years to come,” Marnelli Gaerlan, Marketing Head for Reef, shared.

Together with WWF, Surfari Philippines and volunteers, Reef spearheaded the coastal clean-up that aims to restore and preserve the beauty of Sabang Beach. Afterwards, guests then got to enjoy what Sabang Beach was famous for – amazing waves and surfing!

Volunteers got the chance to reconnect with nature and learn how to surf with free surfing lessons conducted by Nalu Surf Camp.

In the evening, they were also treated to laid-back beachside music with performances from Soundcloud Philippines’ Ann Clerigo, the soulful music of Banna Harbera, and an open mic show which include the turnover of Reef’s donation to WWF, amounting to P30,000, which would go towards WWF’s environmental programs.

The next day opened with even more to offer surfing enthusiasts, as they witness the Surfari Beginners’ Competition, followed by a festive After Party which capped the weekend.

Aside from receiving their well-earned awards, surfers alongside the volunteers jammed to the sound of indie rapper Eazyhead, party-starter remixes and originals from DJ Doms Badwolf & DJ CC – the perfect end to a beautiful beach day in Baler!

“We are really excited for this year’s Free the Sea Movement. Baler is the perfect setting for us to promote responsible travel and environmental conservation, while at the same time, giving everyone a taste of what they can enjoy if we remember to care of our beaches – which is delicious local food and music, white beaches, clear water and of course, gigantic waves and surfing like no other!” Gaerlan said.

Reef’s ‘Free the Sea Movement: Baler” was sponsored by Juan Light Studio, Bike King’s Kitchen, Madison’s Cafe Baler, La Patricia Hotel, Baler and The Shack, Baler with music partners Ann Clerigo, Banna Harbera, Eazyhead, DJ Domes Badwolf and DJ CC.

BLUE WATER DAY SPA GAINS MORE STAR POWER WITH ITS NEW ROSTER OF CELEBRITY ENDORSERS

While many head to Blue Water Day Spa to get themselves beach ready for the summer, a healthy mind, spirit and body is always in season.

Blue Water Day Spa, the renowned leader in ultimate pampering and rejuvenation, helps you achieve and maintain that balanced state of well-being through its wide, varied range of treatments. From intensely rejuvenating massages to deep cleansing facials, and sculpting and toning treatments that help you maintain your toned physique, Blue Water Day Spa helps you address all the symptoms of stress and gives you that boost you need to get you through the week.

With several branches located in around the metro, Blue Water Day Spa also offers its discerning clientele relaxing respites in the city where they can de-stress and pamper themselves.
And just in time for this holiday season, Blue Water Day Spa proudly presents its roster of ambassadors: Michelle Dee, Harry Morris, Fabio Ide, Ara Arida and Christian Bautista.

The youthful Michelle Dee has a lot to deal with these days, a hectic schedule and so much more. And the stress of the daily grind ultimately affects her well-being, causing headaches, neck strains and pains in her lower back. To help soothe the symptoms caused by stress, Michelle turns to Blue Water Day Spa’s Combo Herbal Massage. Using a soothing blend of essential oils, the deep tissue massage helps to work out the tensions in the back and neck. “After just one session, you feel looser and more relaxed. You’ll definitely feel that you’re ready to take on another day!” shares Michelle.

A multi-awarded artist and actor, Christian Bautista has to divide his hours, recording at the studio and shooting for his back-to-back shows. The long production days and the stress on set oftentimes makes him binge on junk food. “Which, of course, affects my weight and my mindset. When I eat junk food, I feel lethargic and don’t quite have the energy,” he says. For this, he uses the Blue Water Day Spa Therapeutic Colonic Massage. It is the latest method of losing weight, and it gives Christian that boost of energy. “It makes you relax, and it helps tone the body. I combine this with exercise and eating right, and after a few sessions, you’ll see impressive results,” he shares. “The Colonic Massage also helps get rid of the blockages and impurities in your system, so you instantly feel lighter and freer.”

Ariella “Ara” Arida, Miss Universe 2013- Third Runner Up, understands the importance of looking your best, and so despite no longer competing for the crown, she invests time and effort in maintaining her toned physique and youthful looks. To help her look camera-ready, Ara schedules her Blue Water Day Spa Y-Lift treatments regularly. The Y Lift treatment, a combination facial and skin treatment, helps to reduce the signs of skin-aging and gently “lifts” the face for that youthful look. “When it comes to my body, I try to eat clean and live healthy, and complement that with my Y-Lift treatments which gives me that radiant glow and smooth complexion,” she says.

Blue Water Day Spa has numerous other treatments for different body issues and has treatments that complement the different lifestyles of its customers. For active individuals and athletes like Fabio Ide and Harry Morris, they turn to Blue Water Day Spa’s Athlete Massage to help soothe the aches in their muscles.

Harry Morris, a player of the Philippine Volcanoes (rugby team), often pushes his body to the limits, going through intense trainings and games regularly. “After training or a rough game, my muscles and joints hurt a lot. When I get the Athlete’s Massage, I’ve noticed that my recovery time gets cut in half,” he says. Fabio Ide, entrepreneur and model, agrees with Morris, adding, “Your body is like a well-oiled machine, so you have to make sure it gets the upkeep it needs. This massage does incredibly well in making sure that you stay at the top of your game and that you enjoy that range of motion painlessly.”

Whether it’s to look more beautiful, to speed up recovery time, or to just simply pamper yourself after a long, hard week of work, Blue Water Day Spa is here to help you relax and rejuvenate anytime.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterdayspa.com

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.

You may check out the 1st winner teaser video here: https://www.facebook.com/inquirerdotnet/videos/10156128039449453/

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!

# Special thanks to the following sponsors (in alphabetical order):
– Cebu Pacific
– City of Dreams, Manila
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