Monday, August 31, 2015

Beyond the Box’s MacBook Air Lifestyle Bundles

Now is the perfect time to turn your dream into reality. Starting today, September 1st, the MacBook Air 11” & 13” 128GB variants will be available in super easy Zero24 installments and will be offered with three unique lifestyle bundles at no extra cost.

The Most Beautiful Laptop You Can Own
It’s not an overstatement. The MacBook Air is the most beautiful laptop you can own.
From the outside, the aluminum unibody design looks modern and minimalist. The tapering edges also make the laptop genuinely attractive and impressive. Although it’s the same chassis design we’ve been seeing since 2010, there’s really nothing to complain about since it resonates with ’premiumness’ that you can only get from Apple.

Measuring 17mm in diameter and weighing at 1.4kg, the MacBook Air is gorgeously thin and surprisingly light. It’s light enough that it’s barely noticeable in your bag and robust enough that you don’t feel like it’s going to break when you use it.

Overall, this laptop sends an unequivocal message: the MacBook Air is an engineering feat – one that cannot be copied.

Lifestyle Bundles 
To help you get the most out of your new MacBook Air lifestyle, Beyond the Box is including three unique lifestyle bundles that you could choose from without any extra cost. Choose between the TRVLR, EXCTV, and SCHLR bundle and take full advantage of the complimentary add-ons’ lifestyle boosts.

Free-spirited, always out and about. ‪#‎iAMTRVLR‬
Bundle inclusions: MacBook Air + Coloud Pop, ACME Made Skinny Sleeve, and Nude Audio Speakers.

There is no greater feeling than packing your bags and knowing you’re heading to another adventure. That is what the TRVLR Bundle is all about. This bundle is targeted at individuals who travel constantly whether it’s for leisure or work. If you’re a correspondent covering the latest stories, a carefree tourist, or just someone who is in a perpetual working holiday, this is the bundle to get.

Driven to succeed, a paragon of excellence ‪#‎iAMEXCTV‬
Bundle inclusions: MacBook Air + Soundfreaq Pocket Kick, ACME Made Sleeve
Nothing compares to the overwhelming sense of accomplishment executives get at the end of each day. The EXCTV Bundle is for high achievers who lead by example and don’t settle for second best – ideal for office professionals and entrepreneurs.

Inquisitive, thirsty for knowledge ‪#‎iAMSCHLR‬
Bundle inclusions: MacBook Air + Urbanears Plattan, Speck MacBook Air Case, JRC Keyboard Protector.

The pursuit of knowledge never ends. The SCHLR Bundle seeks to cultivate inquiring minds, nurture curiosity, and aid academics in their quest to learn and educate. If you’re a student or an academic by profession, this bundle is the perfect option.

This is a now-or-never opportunity to own a MacBook Air and live your lifestyle to the fullest! Visit Beyond the Box to take advantage of this promo today.

Promo Mechanics:
1. This promo is open to existing credit cardholders with good credit standing. Participating banks are: BDO, BPI, Citibank, Maybank, Metrobank, PNB, and Security Bank, Union Bank 
2. Promo period is from September 1 to September 30, 2015 only. 
3. This promo is not valid in conjunction with any ongoing Beyond the Box promotions. 
4. The approved installment transaction is automatically deducted from the cardholder's available credit limit.
5. To take advantage of the said promo, cardholder must personally present his or her Credit Card to the Beyond the Box branch with one valid Identification Card and sign the bank charge slip when the transaction is approved. 
6. Applicable to MacBook Air 11" and 13" 128GB only.

Participating Beyond the Box Branches: Century City Mall | One Rockwell | Market! Market! | Forbestown | Resorts World Manila | Lucky Chinatown | Robinsons Ermita | Robinson Galleria | VMall | Wil Tower | Veranza

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Arthrite clinically proven to provide sustained pain-relief from Osteoarthritis

A breakthrough phyto-medicine for Osteoarthritis (OA) further proved its efficacy with the first local clinical study that shows sustained pain-relief to individuals suffering from the joint disease that affects 11 million Filipinos.

Arthrite, the first traditional herbal medicine approved by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for joint pain, consists of 14 herbal components that work synergistically to reduce pain caused by osteoarthritis. Apart from pain relief, Arthrite contains several active herbal ingredients which are responsible for reducing joint inflammation, pain management and improving joint mobility.

“Osteoarthritis has been affecting millions of lives, limiting one’s ability to perform daily tasks, reducing the quality of life and even contributing to the development of depression among elderly patients. But we need not suffer all throughout our lives because there is an effective and safe medication that can provide relief from joint pain, Arthrite is the answer to osteoarthritis!” said Dr. Eduardo Rommel Poblete, Assistant Director and Fellowship Training Officer, Geriatric Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City.

To further prove the efficacy and safety of Arthrite in providing symptomatic relief to patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis, a local clinical study was conducted by Dr. Poblete. The clinical trial tested 60 patients, with ages ranging from 45 years old and up, who were clinically diagnosed with mild-moderate osteoarthritis. For the duration of 8 weeks, patients were prescribed to take 2 Arthrite capsules after breakfast and 2 capsules after dinner, for a total of 120 capsules for a period of 2 months. Patients were also prescribed to take 1 tablet in the morning of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called Meloxicam as a rescue medication.

As a result, the physician’s global evaluation showed that 83% of the patients experienced moderately effective pain relief and 17% had very effective pain relief on first month of observation. During the second month of physician’s global evaluation, 45% experienced moderate effectiveness; 30% had very effective pain relief; and 25% were symptom-free. Patient’s global assessment in the first month shows majority (75%) had experienced moderate effectiveness, followed by very high effectiveness (23%) and symptom-free (3.2%).

No side effects were reported during the clinical trials and the physicians global evaluation revealed a positive result from moderately effective to symptoms free after 2 months of treatment. Meanwhile, Patient’s global assessment shows beneficial effect specifically to pain. Majority of the patients were symptom-free after 2 months of treatment.

Due to the effectiveness of Arthrite, it has been recommended to be part of the treatment regimen of patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis. 

For more information about Arthrite, please visit www.multicare.com.ph.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Health benefits of corn oil

If you’re looking for a less expensive type of vegetable oil that can lower blood pressure and cholesterol and is good for the heart, you can’t go wrong with Baguio Corn Oil. 


Since July 1999, this popular variant has literally captured the hearts of Filipinos because of its high quality and heart-healthy ingredients. Made by the International Oil Factory, the first local cooking oil factory in the country, Baguio Corn Oil is the name people trust because they know they are getting the best.    

Corn or maize oil comes from the germ of corn after it is squeezed. This is the reproductive part of the seed that grows into a new plant. We normally use this type of oil for cooking because it costs less than other types of vegetable oils and is great for frying.

Corn oil is also used to make margarine and is found in soaps, medicines, and cosmetics.  Some paints, aswell as inks, textiles, and insecticides, contain corn oil and the latter is needed for rustproofing. 

In terms of health benefits, studies show that corn oil can lower blood cholesterol levels. The reason: it has high levels of polyunsaturated fats that researchers said may reduce the risk of heart disease.  

Unlike saturated fats that raise blood cholesterol levels, the polyunsaturated or healthy fats in corn oil do the opposite. They reduce cholesterol, making it great for your heart. Corn oil also has monounsaturated fats but researchers said they do nothing at all. They neither lower nor raise blood cholesterol levels. Broken down to its fat content, corn oil has about 60 percent polyunsaturated, 25 to 30 percent monounsaturated, and 10 to 15 percent saturated fats. This means it is a good choice for cholesterol-conscious individuals.

Other important components of corn oil that fight cholesterol are phytosterols, the steroid compounds in plants. They prevent cholesterol from being absorbed in the intestines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that among refined vegetable oils, corn oil has the highest phytosterol content at 968 milligrams per 100 grams of oil. 

Another good reason to celebrate is that the polyunsaturated fatty acids of corn oil help lower blood pressure. This is good news for people with hypertension or high blood pressure. Numerous studies have shown that corn oil can reduce blood pressure by about 12% in men and 5% in women with mild hypertension. However, this effect has not been observed in people with normal blood pressure. 

If you’re looking for a way to age gracefully, you’re probably better off with Baguio Corn Oil. Being an excellent source of tocopherols, corn oil is a good antioxidant and has vitamin E to fight free radicals that contribute to aging and trigger disease. The four major tocopherols corn oil has are alpha-tocopherol, beta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, and delta-tocopherol. Of the four, researchers said delta-tocopherol has the greatest antioxidant effect while alpha-tocopherol has the highest vitamin E activity.

Lastly, corn oil is packed with linoleic acid that the body needs for growth, healthy skin and hair. This essential fatty acid can’t be made by the body and must come from the diet. Thus, it’s important to stick to a healthy diet and use Baguio Corn Oil in cooking if you want to protect your heart.

For more products of Baguio cooking oil visit their site http://baguiooil.com
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Go nuts over Baskin-Robbins Pistachio

The world’s most beloved ice cream brand introduces Pistachio Almond as its Flavor of the Month


This famous flavor, launched in the 1960s, is a rich pistachio ice cream loaded with roasted almonds. If you can’t get enough of Pistachio Almond ice cream, try it as a milkshake or a sundae for a variation. You can also take home this classic flavor and share it with your loved ones in a pint, quart or half gallon. To complement the rich flavor of pistachio, get a scoop of Baskin-Robbins Green Tea ice cream for a harmonious blend. For every regular double scoop sold, Baskin-Robbins will be donating P31 to Operation Smile to provide free reconstructive surgery to children with cleft lip/palate through the BR 31 Smiles Project.

Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at the Central Square, Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 5 in Makati; Fairview Terraces and Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. For more details about Baskin-Robbins, visit www.baskinrobbins.ph or check out their Facebook (facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph), Twitter and Instagram (baskinrobbinsph) accounts.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tackle big loads of laundry fast and easy with LG’s revolutionary turbo washers

This rainy season, expect your laundry chores to be more challenging as the weather yields more clothes to wash. For busy working people, this means less opportunity to have some R&R, and reduced quality time for the family.

The good news is that spending a lot of time and efforts in doing laundry can now be avoided, as LG’s washing machines with TurboWash and TurboShot technologies are already here to help you clean your clothes fast and easy.

LG's revolutionary TurboWash™ Front Load washers will allow you to reduce washing time on each large load of laundry, without compromising cleaning performance. With the 3 Way TurboWash™, what normally takes almost an hour to finish for a normal speed course can be done in as fast as 45 minutes. In speed washing function, it can take as fast as 15 minutes to finish a standard of one kilogram laundry load.


Meantime, LG’s Top Load washers with the innovative TurboShot technology enable superior washing and rinsing performance, and hygienic tub clean. TurboShot technology uses a rapid drum motion and waterfall-like jets to penetrate deep into fabrics and dissolve detergent more efficiently, thus removing tough stains faster, while helping yield impressive energy and water savings.
LG Electronics Philippines Vice President for Home Appliances Youngmin Chae said, "We continually try to innovate for the benefit of our consumers. For working individuals and married couples, especially those with kids, our washers are like manna from heaven, as it eliminates the need to wash clothes on weekdays after work. Big loads of family laundry are now more manageable with LG’s state-of-the art washers.”

What’s more, the LG’s TurboWash and TurboShot models feature 6 Motion Direct Drive (6 Motion DD) capability that lets you wash your clothes with more care and movement – the closest you can get to hand washing.

 The TurboWash and TurboShot technologies also work to complement LG’s Biggest Capacity in Front Load and Top Load washers, letting you wash all your clothes at once. Combining the above-mentioned standout features in LG’s Big Capacity washing machines result to more water pressure and best washing performance. Indeed, your perfect partner in maintaining a happy home this laundry-heavy season. 

To learn more about LG TurboWash washing machine, visit www.lg.com/ph; like LG Philippines’ Facebook page; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

State of Affairs: Personal and national security issues make for a compelling drama

Meet Charlie, a young, ambitious, accomplished but heartbroken woman into the center of the affairs of the most powerful nation in the world.

Former Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl stars as Charleston Tucker, a top CIA analyst who works on the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB). Eating moral dilemmas for breakfast, she and her team of other brilliant agency analysts help the President prioritize national and international matters in a complex world heavily tinged with politics.


It isn’t just business as usual for Charlie, however, as she shares a bond with her boss, as the President of the United States (Alfre Woodward) also happens to be the mother of her slain fiancĂ©. Prepare to be enthralled as the Charlie slowly untangles the web that seems to tie her personal grief with her work.

The cast also includes Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour.   Writer-director Joe Carnahan (“The Blacklist”) serves as executive producer with Dario Scardapane, Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz. “State of Affairs is a production of Universal Television, Bob Simonds Company and Abishag Productions.

State of Affairs premieres August 31, Monday, at 8:50pm  (National Heroes Day Premiere) at SONY Channel.
Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vita Cubes - the vitamin candy

Candies have been a No-No to my kids. I always told my kids don’t eat candy since it can destroy your teeth and it’s just a sugar. No nutrients at all. 
Vita Cubes fun day at FunRanch Ortigas

But one day I saw these candy at 7/11 store, it says with vitamins and minerals. I got curious and I bought 4 packs since it only cost 14.00 per pack. I ate one pack while going home and I totally forget that I left 3 packs in my bag.

My youngest kid is always checking my bag and when he saw he ate the 3 packs that are left behind. He told me that he wants the candy I bought. Then again I was so hesitated to buy another pack even though my kids love it and so I ‘am.

Just then a fellow mommy blogger invites me for a Vita Cubes event at Fun Ranch Ortigas. Mommy Lani told me that it is a Fun Family Day sponsored by vita cubes. I was so excited as well as my son.
My kid (the big one wearing eye glasses) poses with other mommy blogger kids.

Just then I realized Vita Cubes is made by Rebisco. A reputable company that made our favorite biscuits. Vita Cubes are cube-shaped jelly candies that come in five different fruit flavors-strawberry, apple, grape, mango and orange. Aside from having delicious taste, Vita Cubes are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals that are important for growing children. Lysine- Helps the child body in proper growth and energy production. Also helps in calcium absorption. Zinc- Zinc is known to help in proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, energy metabolism, and in increasing the rate of healing for wounds. Vitamin A- Helps in increasing the body’s immunity to fight infections. Also plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development. Vitamin B– Promotes growth and strength and stimulates memory in child’s formative years. Vitamin C- Helps cuts and wound heal, boosts the immune system, and keeps infections at bad day. Helps the body absorb iron from food sources. Vitamin E- Boosts the Immune System and helps the body fight germs.

It is available at all Mercury Drug Stores, SM Supermarkets, Robinson’s Supermarkets, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, Mini Stop and local grocery stores. May be bought per box (containing 10 pieces of 50g packs) or per individual 50g pack.  With the affordable suggested Retail Price for a 50g pack is at Php 12.00. Then I realize “Mahal Pala ang nabili ko sa 7/11”. 

We really have fun on that day and thank you for Vita Cubes for your treat.
For more Rebisco products visit https://www.rebisco.com.ph/products  for more details.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Super Lola saves the day

It’s hard to imagine a life without my aunt since she has been with us for years and has been a big help to us. Although she is over 70 years old, “Lola Nene”, as my kids call her, is a strong woman and can do many things that women younger than her probably can’t. 
My 70 year old Aunt.

It’s really surprising that at her age, she can still clean the house, wash the dishes, do the laundry, iron clothes, watch the kids, and lift heavy objects. If there were a real-life Supergirl, it would definitely be Lola Nene. Her “superpowers” enable her to do a lot of things. Of course, we discourage her from doing these things for fear that she might meet an accident or get sick from all the hard work. 

However, being a typical “probinsiyana”, Lola Nene just laughs and shrugs off our fears. She continues to amaze us with her strength and diligence. We are truly indebted to her because she has done so many things for us.  

Because of her age, there are times when Lola Nene complains of the usual aches and pains that go with her age. On certain days, she finds it hard to sleep, feels so tired, and says that she has had enough of working. On these difficult days, she just rests and spends the whole day lying in bed. As soon as she’s back on her feet, she resumes her work and acts as if nothing happened. That’s how determined and “stubborn” she is.

During the times she’s tired and overworked, Lola Nene relies on her magic pill to get her going. She grabs a tablet of Enervon multivitamins and her troubles are over. For some strange reason, it magically transforms her from a weak old lady into a powerful workhorse.

Of all the vitamins brands in the market today, Lola Nene prefers Enervon because it makes her feel better and gives her the strength to do what she likes. We know better than to argue with her because we can see what Evervon has done for her. We trust this brand because it’s made by a reputable drug company, it’s safe, and has been in the market for years. 

Today, Lola Nene continues to be an important part of the family and never fails to save the day, thanks to her character, strength, and her love of Enervon.  

For more details about Enervon visit www.unilab.com.ph.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WD launches high-capacity hard drives for gamers

Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in hard drives, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Black™ line of performance hard drives up to 6 TB capacity. Shipping now, the 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive is the perfect solution for gamers and professionals in need of high-performance desktop systems and workstations. 

WD Black hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 128 MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface, and an integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive. The WD Black 6 TB is up to 29% faster than the previous WD Black 4 TB version in maximum data rate throughput and 10% faster in PCMark Vantage.

“Combining maximum system performance with generous capacity, the expansion of WD Black to 6 TB allows gamers, enthusiasts and creatives to push the boundaries of personalization without compromise,” said Cindi Grace, senior vice president of WD storage technology group. “In choosing WD Black hard drives, WD desktop customers get the best possible mix of capacity, performance and reliability to handle intense desktop computing with ease.” 

WD Black 6 TB hard drives feature the following:
Increased Reliability –StableTrac™ Technology (2 TB and larger models) secures the motor shaft inside of the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, the WD Black drive results in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.

Increased DRAM cache – The Dynamic Cache Technology improves caching algorithms in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes. This movement of cache for read data helps to reduce congestion and increase overall performance.

Efficient dual processing – A dual-core processor offers twice the processing capability as a single-core processor to maximize drive performance for faster read and write speeds.

Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty – Compared to standard hard drives, the WD Black drive endures more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time, resulting in it being backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty.

Price and Availability
Available now through  selected retailers and resellers and are distributed by Iontech, Inc. and Ubertech Technologies, Inc. in Philippines, WD Black drive is covered by a five-year limited warranty. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Black 5 TB drive (model # WD5001FZWX) is Php 13, 900 and the WD Black 6 TB drive (model # WD6001FZWX) is Php 16, 000. 

More information about WD Black desktop hard drives, including terms of the limited warranty, may be found on the company website at http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=760

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kill that cigarette before it kills you

7 easy ways to stop smoking that tobacco companies are hiding from you

When the Black Death or bubonic plague swept Europe in the 14th century, it wiped out no less than 25 million people or a third of the population. So lethal was the disease that it killed two out of three people that it infected in a period of four days. 
photo credit:
www.makeyourbestself.com

Thanks to advances in modern medicine and the use of antibiotics, the Black Death has been controlled and is no longer a threat. But unknown to many, a new threat has emerged and has taken its place.

New threat in town
This new pestilence has surpassed the Black Death in terms of victims and is responsible for 100 million deaths so far. The World Health Organization said that figure could reach the one billion mark soon. Unlike the Black Death, this new threat is so addicting that many are helpless to stop it until it’s too late. 

By now, you probably know that I’m talking about smoking – a dangerous habit that kills many people – rich or poor, young and old alike. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that smoking kills one in 5 Americans or 443,000 people yearly. In fact, this deadly vice kills more people every year than the human immunodeficiency virus, illegal drugs, alcohol, vehicular accidents, suicides, and murders combined. 

Everyone goes but why go first?
Compared to non-smokers, smokers have shorter life spans. That’s because they’re more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

Smoking also causes 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women. Almost every organ of the body is harmed by smoking. Every time you light a cigarette, you take away 11 minutes of your life, according to researchers at the University of Bristol in England.  

In Australia, cancer caused by smoking has resulted in the removal of several body parts. The Non-Smoker’s Movement of Australia said these include 521 lungs, 71 tongues, 221 voice boxes, 82 stomachs, 68 wombs, 85 bladders, and 115 kidneys.

America: Home of cigarette junkies
But that hasn’t stopped many people from smoking. Currently, America is the home of 45 million smokers. A 2010 survey showed that this includes 22% of men and 17% of women. Cigarette smoking remains the most common form of tobacco use followed by cigars (13.2 million users), smokeless tobacco (8.9 million) and pipes (2.3 million) 

Fortunately, there is a way to stop smoking and it’s never too late to quit. This book will tell you everything you need to know about quitting – what works and what doesn’t – and how to do this in 7 easy ways. That’s right – 7 easy ways. In short, you’ll learn how to save yourself from a fate worse than the Black Death. 

Unconventional ways to quit
The advice I will be giving you to stop smoking is something you won’t find in most quit smoking sites. These sites often talk about the conventional ways to stop smoking like going cold turkey, avoiding tobacco triggers and quit smoking products like nicotine patches, gum and prescription medications.   

These companies don’t care about you or how you or your family will suffer in the long run. All they want is your hard-earned cash and they’ll do anything and everything to convince you to buy their toxic products. In fact, and they spend billions of dollars each year to encourage people to smoke.

Consider these alarming statistics: In 2006, cigarette companies spent $12.4 billion on advertising and promotions. That amounted to about $34 million a day. For smokeless tobacco alone, the amount spent on advertising was $354 million. 
Their efforts certainly paid off since Americans spent $90 billion on tobacco products that same year. Of that number, $83.6 billion was spent on cigarettes, $3.2 billion was spent on cigars, and $2.6 billion went to smokeless tobacco. 

Billion$ wasted
If you consider the billions of dollars wasted on medical costs, lost manpower due to sickness and deaths caused by smoking, and lost productivity because of this nasty habit, you’ll see that tobacco manufacturers are figuratively and literally making a killing in the market. So you better kill that cigarette now before it kills you!

How can you do that? Before we tell you how can change your life by quitting, let’s take a close look at cigarettes. Why are they harmful in the first place? What makes them deadly? The reason, my friend, is simple. A typical cigarette is made up of about 600 ingredients. When tobacco is burned, the smoke it produces is laced with over 4,800 chemicals – 69 of which can cause cancer.  

Poisons in your cigarette
Here’s a rundown of some of the chemicals you inhale every time you smoke: acetone (a flammable solvent that can irritate the throat and eyes) ammonia (commonly used to clean glass, porcelain and stainless steel), arsenic (a potent poison for rats), butane (used as lighter fuel and responsible for many solvent poisonings), cadmium (used in electroplating and rechargeable batteries), carbon monoxide (a colorless gas that is toxic to humans and animals), formaldehyde (used in embalming), naphthalene (used in moth balls), nicotine (an addicting stimulant), and tar (used to seal roofing shingles and pave roads).

In reality, these ingredients are also found in other consumer products but the latter have sufficient warning labels. In contrast, there is no warning whatsoever for the poisons found in tobacco smoke.    

Why smoking is dangerous to non-smokers
Smoking, however, is not only dangerous to the smoker. It can also harm the people around him. Secondhand smoke claims the lives of close to 50,000 people every year. When inhaled by non-smokers, secondhand smoke can cause or aggravate numerous diseases like lung cancer, respiratory problems and asthma. Yearly, it causes 3,400 deaths from lung cancer and up to 69,600 deaths from heart disease. 

Even short-term exposure to secondhand smoke can trigger heart attacks, according to the Institute of Medicine. As early as the 1980s, Philip Morris knew about this but the company hid this fact from the public for the next two decades. It only goes to show that you can’t trust cigarette companies that often portray smoking as glamorous, exciting and safe.  

In infants and young children below 18 months of age, secondhand smoke causes between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections. This sends between 7,500 and 15,000 people to hospitals and causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in America each year. 

Who are you fooling?
Don’t think you can escape from the dangers of smoking by smoking fewer cigarettes. Cutting down won’t help since smoking even one to four cigarettes daily can have serious consequences to your health. 


Free your home with crawling and flying insects

It’s nice to unwind in your very own home after a hard day at the office. But if it isn’t properly cleaned and maintained, your home can harbor a number of pesky insects and creepy crawlies. Among the unwanted guests who may visit your humble abode includes beetles, cockroaches, ants, mices and rats.
photo credit: Google

What makes your home an inviting place for these critters? Survival is the name of the game here. Just as we need food and water to live, our small neighbors need these things too which makes your place a likely target of insects.

Consider diving beetles for instance. These insects can survive in your bathtubs or bathroom since they store air in their abdomens. This makes it easy for them to swim for long periods since they only need a small amount of air while under water. If you enjoy an evening dip in your bathtubs, be warned that diving beetles are attracted to light so you may see them more often at night than during the day. 

To prevent your home being invaded by diving beetles, properly filter the water and keep it clean and treated with chemicals.

The cockroach is another insect that may find your home an attractive place. It can live for days without food but needs water daily which is why you can see it near water sources. The bad news is that roaches are a bad source of bacteria that can affect you. 

Ants may also invade your kitchen. Left-overs foods are their favorite. As well as mice and rats.

Keeping your home clean and healthy use some cleaning products that can repel them. That's why Jardine Distribution's  has its full line of Home Pest Solutions.

Their line of products offer solutions against rodents, mosquitoes, ants and cockroaches. Let's take a closer look at their products:

Optigard Cockroach Bait: 
  • Controls all cockroach species
  • Dual mode action: Attracts and Kills
  • Fast acting
  • Odorless and no mess
  • Lasts up to 3 months protection
  • Kills many with one application
  • Safe and convenient gel form
  • It has advanced technology in killing and eliminating roaches.
  • Optigard has unique dual mode of action with no documented resistance to the active ingredient. It also provides longer protection better than spray. That could last for 30 days.

ZAP AK (AK Stands for All Knockdown) Multi Insect Killer 
  • A high quality insecticide specially formulated to provide fast- killing power against mosquitoes, cockroaches and flies without the irritating smell.
  • Faster knockdown power
  • Has an anti-dengue formula to combat dengue carrying mosquitoes.
  • Great value for money
  • ZAP AK is more affordable, yet provides better performance than other brands.
Klerat Rat and Mice Killer

  • Single feed - Klerat kills both rat and mice in just one feed. Other rodenticides can only get rid of rats and not mice. Other rat killers in the market also require several feeding for them to acquire enough poison before they die, thus, more expensive to use.
  • Klerat contains Brodifocoum, the latest and most effective rodenticide in the country against rats and mice.
  • Less cost per rat - Just a little of Klerat is all you need to kill rats and mice. Klerat requires the least amount of bait among all rodenticide baits. For a 250-gram rat, just 3 grams of Klerat is enough to kill it.
  • Kills rat and mice - Only Klerat contains Brodicacoum, the latest and most effective rodenticide in the market against rats and mice. Other brands can only kill rats.
  • Easy to use - the pellet is very convenient and ready to use. Klerat Pellet is in easy to use tray packs. While, Klerat Wax Block can be nailed to make sure it will stay in place.
So if you don't want these creepy insects be your neighbors, visit Jardine Distribution Inc and their whole line of home pest solutions at their website www.jardinedistribution.com or like them on Facebook: Jardine Distribution Inc.










Monday, August 17, 2015

The 36th Agora Awards: A Beacon of Marketing Excellence

Marketing is a dynamic and continuously evolving field. Every year, Filipino companies come up with innovative and effective marketing campaigns that change the mindsets of consumers and build brands. These are campaigns that embed themselves in the minds of people, creating results and bringing success. 

In the Philippines, one award recognizes these marketing breakthroughs. An award with a long history of recognizing the best of the best in Philippine marketing. It’s an award that’s highly regarded and most prestigious that it’s known as “The Oscars of Philippine Marketing.” It’s better known in the Philippines as The Agora Award.

“The Agora Awards are a testament to the passion, dedication, brilliance and commitment of excellent individuals and companies in the marketing industry,” says The Agora Director-in-Charge, Alpha Allanigui.

The Agora Awards started in 1979 to recognize outstanding efforts in marketing by individuals and companies in the industry. This was a project of the Philippine Marketing Association or PMA, and was one of the highlights of their silver anniversary that year. It was the brainchild of Guillermo T. Garcia, and was introduced under the leadership of  then president Agustin Bengzon.

Now on its 36th year, The Agora Awards continues this legacy of marketing excellence, and celebrates the programs and people who have created an indelible mark in marketing. People who are an inspiration to their peers as well as the younger generation. As Allanigui explains: 
The Agora awards dynamic team

“We wish to highlight that we have more professionals and companies to recognize in this field, and that the younger generation can have professionals to emulate and Filipino companies to be proud of. The Agora Awards honor the best creative and strategic minds in the marketing industry. We hope that as we honor we can also build on the aspiration to be an Agora while thinking of having to give back to the Philippines. ” she adds.

The first Agora Awards had three categories, namely Marketing Management, Marketing Education and Entrepreneurship. Through the years, additional categories were added to include Marketing Company, Advocacy Marketing, Overseas Marketing, Export Marketing, and, last year’s new category, Marketing Communication. 

Recognizing the roles of entrepreneurship in innovating the marketing field, a category on Entrepreneurship was also introduced in The Agora Awards. Divided into 3 categories according to the size of business: Small-, Medium-, and Large-Scale, this category has been well received by Filipino entrepreneurs. A fact that can be seen in the number of entrants and nominees in the category these past years.

The PMA also recognizes the work of public figures who have marketed and advocated the beauty of the country and its people. With this as inspiration, the Honorary Agora Award will now be presented to individuals who have made great contributions in Nation-building. This Honorary Award is recommended by The Agora Committee and is only awarded upon the consensus and unanimous vote of The Agora Board and Awards Committee. This year, a distinguished personality will receive The Honorary Agora for Nation-Building.

The 36th Agora will also be the venue for one of PMA’s programs, the Agora Circle Conference. Presided over by former Agora Awards winners, attendees of the conference will learn first hand the personal stories of the awardees on what inspired them to create their winning marketing campaigns. Their insights and talks are designed to inspire participants to apply these same lessons and strategies in their own businesses. Here, they will also discuss latest developments and trends in marketing. 

The Agora Circle Conference is one of the initiatives that the PMA has brought back for The 36th Agora. “This year, we decided to revive it, because we saw that people are really looking for avenues to learn more about marketing, its trends and innovations,” says Donald Lim, member of The Agora Awards board of advisers. “We saw that in the conference last July when a lot of people attended. They really wanted to get in touch with new marketing tips.”

This year’s Agora Circle Conference follows the theme “Fifty Shades of Marketing Darker.” Aside from former Agora winners, it will also feature some of the country’s best speakers, members of the academe, industry professionals and students discussing topics that are of interest to the local marketing industry. These include topics on branding, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and technology. All talks shall be made available online to serve as a resource for marketing professionals and students.

“Marketing is all about being first, in any way and in any form,” Lim says. “Our challenge is to always innovate one’s self. Since the needs of consumers change, so should the products and services you’re offering.” 

In its totality, The 36th Agora – through its awards and the Agora Circle Conference – will serve as a beacon of marketing excellence. This is part of the PMA’s commitment to continuously uplift the country’s marketing industry and discipline.

Nominations for The 36th Agora Awards are being accepted until September 8. 2015. For details and nomination requirement, visit www.theagora.ph.

For details about the 36th Agora Awards, visit www.theagora.ph. For information about the Philippine Marketing Association, visit philippinemarketing.net.ph.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Meet people with LINK


In a nutshell, LINK was designed from the ground up to bring people together. With a full suite of discovery and networking features that connect you with your local social scene, meeting new people has never been so fun and easy. We like to think that that’s why we already have over 5 million users and more than 120,000 Groups. How awesome is that?

What else, you say? On top of our discovery features, LINK is also a dedicated and free messenger. You can chat with just a few friends, or in groups of up to 500 people. For more private conversations, you can enable Private Chat mode with any friend for utmost privacy and discretion. There’s also Nomad, which lets you visit other locations around the world and chat with other LINKers. And that’s not all! In fact...

You know what? We could go on, but we’d rather let LINK speak for itself. Check it out, make some new friends, and LINK on!

Like and follow us LINK social media!

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Smart Enterprise and PLDT SME Nation unveils Bozz Awards

Smart Enterprise, under PLDT SME Nation, has unveiled its latest initiative to empower the new breed of Filipino entrepreneurs.

Ms. Katrina Abelarde
Vice President and Head of SME Business
The Bozz Awards is a social media crowdsourcing search for the new generation of entrepreneurs who are harnessing digital tools to grow their businesses. These entrepreneurs are known for spearheading a revolutionary change in business platforms through their use of technology.

In partnership with Rappler, a pioneer in embracing online platforms for news generation and distribution, the Bozz Awards hopes to inspire more entrepreneurs with success stories of those who have boldly embraced the challenges and opportunities of the digital era.

Rappler will house the main site for the Bozz Awards, and will facilitate the crowd sourcing aspect of the campaign which will carry the online handle #BeTheBoss.

“For years now, PLDT SME Nation has been known for our MVP Bossing Awards which celebrate Filipino business titans whose stories of success embody perseverance and continuous innovation. They are the industry icons start-up entrepreneurs look up to,” PLDT First Vice President and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde explained. “The Bozz Awards is all about the new breed of entrepreneurs, who are just as persevering and innovative, albeit faced with a different set of challenges and opportunities in this digital age of doing business.”

The Bozz Awards is part of the line-up of activities for PLDT SME Nation’s recently launched Small Business Month celebration which is a pioneering initiative aimed at empowering small businesses to embrace the digital revolution.

Rules of digital engagement
To qualify for the Bozz Awards, entrepreneurs must be 45 years old and below, based in the Philippines, and must be business owners for at least two years. 

Nominations, which will officially open on August 10, must be done online via the microsite on Rappler. Those who want to nominate their own bozz can also ‘Tweet-pitch’ a 140-character nomination using the hash tag #BeTheBoss. More details will also be announced on August 10 via the official Bozz Awards site.

A shortlist of 15 nominees will be chosen by a panel of judges with three each under five categories—The Boss for Mobile Readiness, The Boss For E-commerce, The Boss for Social Media, The Boss for Customer Service, and The Boss for Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship.

The public will then have a chance to cast their votes and these votes, together with the results of the panel deliberation, will determine the final five Bozz Awardees (one from each category). The finalists will be honored in a grand celebration and post-awards culmination party to mark the end of the first ever run of the Bozz Awards.

The first batch of Bozz awardees will each receive a full-powered Smart Enterprise Biz Kit which consists of business-enhancing tools and gadgets, including year-long data subscription, to help keep them always connected to their customers and updated with their operations, even while on the go.

As a fitting tribute to game-changing entrepreneurs who are leading the digital revolution in business, the final five Bozz awardees will also be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s melting pot of technology via an exclusive Silicon Valley tour.

Abelarde added, “We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—there’s nowhere to go but digital. We’ve seen a lot of budding and progressive entrepreneurs who’ve managed to revolutionize the traditional ways of doing business through online presence or ground-breaking use of digital tools and platforms. This new breed of movers and shakers paved the way, and we want to recognize and empower them so they can inspire more entrepreneurs.”

For more information on how to #BeTheBoss, visit rappler.com/betheboss.

Look Fab with RedoXFat revolution

There is always great resistance to change. To bring about great change, catalysts are required. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tángere and El Filibusterismo sparked the revolution that claimed Philippine Independence. People power brought down a powerful regime. 

Catalysts are also needed in changing our physiques. While slow and steady training and better dietary choices will lead to the desired result, it is hard to maintain motivation without seeing visible results. Experience the RedoXFat revolution! 

RedoXFat is a slimming food supplement that contains L-Carnitine, it’s a natural antioxidant that aids in fat- burning. Kick start the change to a better you. Combined with regular exercise and good diet, RedoXFat will result in a leaner and healthier body quickly.  Get motivated to continue the change!

RedoXFat is available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide for P15.00 per capsule. Slim down, chin up with RedoXFat!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Win Big with LG G4 at LG’s 3-Day Big Sale!

LG Mobile has a treat for those wanting to have the chance to get their hands on their own LG G4 this weekend. For three days, consumers can enjoy a big Php 4,000 slash off LG G4’s original price!

This three-day-only promo lets consumers get the genuine vegetable-tanned leather-backed powerhouse smartphone in tan, black, and red from Php 32,990 down to Php 28,990 only. Or if they’re after the sleeker version of the most ambitious smartphone to date, they can get the metallic back with diamond-cut detailing in titan gray, shiny gold, or ceramic white from Php 31,990 down to Php 27,990 at this weekend’s sale.

The LG G4 is equipped with impressive camera features: 16-megapixel laser autofocus rear camera with f/1.8 aperture level perfect for low light photography, 8-megapixel front camera, RAW file format capability, and the Manual Mode which enables the user to adjust ISO levels, brightness, aperture level, shutter speed, and white balance similar to a professional DSLR camera. The mobile technology leader is letting users enjoy this by including a FREE 32 GB microSD Card valued at Php 1,000. If that’s not enough, LG is also including an additional 100 GB worth of Google Drive storage with a two-year period extension valued at Php, 2,200.

The LG G4 is one of the remaining smartphones to retain its removable back plate that exposes its removable battery and expandable memory with microSD Card slot. And for those who are anxious to know the feel of genuine leather on their hands, LG’s including one leather-back case for free valued at Php 1,500 in different limited edition colors—light blue, yellow, pink, and orange—when they purchase the leather back variant.

For those who will be purchasing the metallic LG G4, they can also get a Quick Circle Case free in gray, gold, and white, also valued at Php 1,500.
Get a free LG G4 Quick Circle Case valued at Php 1,500 when your purchase the metallic or ceramic variant of LG G4..jpg

“We are happy that the LG G4 has been welcomed in the Philippines with positivity since we launched it here. Through this sale, we want to express our gratitude to our customers who have been loyal to our brand and our products,” Vice President for Mobile Communications, Jay Won said.

So on top of the Php 4,000 price slash off, consumers can enjoy up to a total of Php 4,700 worth of freebies when they get their LG G4 this weekend at a steal.
Get an extra leather-back cover valued at Php 1,500 for FREE when you purchase a leather variant LG G4..jpg

The big LG G4 sale will be running from August 14 to August 16, 2015 only. For more details about the “LG 3-Day Big Sale,” visit http://www.lg.com/ph/inside-lg/3-day-big-sale.

To learn more about LG G4, visit www.lg.com/ph; like LG Philippines’ Facebook page; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Brother PH says thanks through ‘Brother 6K 6Word’ online promo

If you are social media-savvy and love to share your stories or witty one-liners, you now have more reasons to do so with Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines)’s “short” story writing contest.

“Brother 6K 6 Word” online promo invites you and the rest of the netizenry to share your colorful short stories on Twitter and Instagram to have a chance to win the new revolutionary Brother Refill Tank System multi-function printer (DCP-T500W).The new printer has an ultra-high yield of 6,000 (6K) pages—meaning it could print up 6,000 pages in one bottle of black ink. Suggested retail price (SRP) of the DCP-T500W Php9,450. Three units of P-Touch Label Makers (SRP Php2,550) will also be given away as consolation prizes.

To join, simply regram the promo poster that can be found at Brother Philippines’ Instagram  and Twitter accounts, @BrotherPhils, with your very own original colorful six-word story. Tag @BrotherPhils on your post and don’t forget the qualifying hash tag #BrotherRefillTankSystem6K. You have the rest of July until 15 August to come up with your best short narratives.  The promo poster can also be found at Brother Facebook Page fb.com/BrotherAtYourSide.

Brother empowers Filipinos to maximize their productivity and creative potential with the Brother Refill Tank System. User-friendly and more affordable, it is the perfect partner for students who need a printer for their reports, thesis or term papers, and for business users printing from small office home office (SOHO), who seek bigger savings. Its ink refill bottles have a 6,000 page-yield for black ink, and 5,000 page-yield for the color ink for only P390 each. Brother Philippines President Glenn P. Hocson said, “Our new Brother Refill Tank System is the best match for today’s netizens, who love doing things short and sweet – that is, with the least hassle, affordable cost and fastest way possible.”
Brother Refill Tank System’s smart design takes the hassle out of ink refilling while minimizing ink wastage. The new range’s built-in refill tank’s see-through cover at the front also makes it easy to check how much ink is left, while freeing up precious desktop space. Ink calibration time with the Brother Refill Tank System is also the fastest in the industry at seven minutes.

What’s more, Brother Refill Tank System’s fast print speeds of up to 11 monochrome and 6 color images per minute (based on ISO/IEC 24734), is almost double that of competition’s, and is suited for high print volume users who value efficiency. The DCP-T500W model also comes with wireless networking capability.

As a way to say thanks to the successful launch of the Refill Tank System, Brother is doing a special promotion for the product. From August 1 to September 30, 2015, customers will also enjoy a P500 discount for all Refill Tank System models! Just visit any Brother Authorized Dealer to avail the special promotion.

A Night for Voices of Healing

The University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Fund, Inc. (UPMAF) will hold a concert called “Ang SOAP Opera ng Buhay Ko” (The Concert: Voices of Healing) at the new Marriott Grand Ballroom on August 26, 2015 to riase funds towards the creation of the New UP College of Medicine Academic Center,  a 7-story multi-million peso undertaking.

The dinner concert will feature several of the biggest names in the international and local concert scene, including the 50-piece ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga, this special night will bring together Lea Salonga, Ryan Cayabyab, Jed Madela, Vice Ganda, Mark Bautista, Cris Villonco, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Bituin Escalante, Pinky Marquez, Franco Laurel, The Tux, Caisa Borromeo, Baihana, Catherine Fisher, among others, as they join the community in a collective voice of healing. A 70-strong chorus composed of The Mass Appeal, Ateneo Chamber Singers and UP Medicine Choir will also fill the grandiose ballroom.

This will be Lea Salonga’s last concert before she flies to New York to star in a show called “Allegiance,”  which previews in Broadway on October 20!

For ticket and sponsorship inquiries please contact, Dr. Melfred L. Hernandez (0917) 815-2029), Overall Chair, Dr. Karin Estepa (0922) 825-3146, Chair, Business Committee, or Ms Kareen Tapia (0923) 8568043 of UPMAF (02) 5264255, upmaf.secretariat@gmail.com.

Unleash your inner kindness with Rep’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Who doesn’t know the classic fairy tale that got little girls looking at the mirror while asking, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” or little boys yodelling, “Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho.”

Repertory Philippines returns onstage with its own staging of Michael Valenti and Elsa Rael’s adaptation of the classic fairy tale --- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But, Rep’s version is more than just a simple retelling of Snow White. It features an enthralling fusion of live music with mesmerizing choreography and classical ballet unfolding right before your very eyes.

Joy Virata, director of the play, highlights the experience the play will bring to kids and kids at heart who will watch the fairy tale live for the first time, “The story is of course the same as that of Disney Version but the songs and dialogue and the way it’s staged and choreographed is different. And it’s live.  Kids like to be entertained. Those who will see it for the first time are always enthralled by seeing something that’s live. Theater is live entertainment,” she shares.

Featuring the story of a girl who was trapped with her stepmother, the Evil Queen, Snow White finds refuge through the help of seven little creatures - the seven dwarfs - who are known for their unique characteristics. Her story is a montage of the many experiences a person can have in a lifetime --- cruelty to an innocent, loss of home and family, security in newfound friends, and the triumph of good over wicked. “Snow White’s story shows that you can appeal to the good in everyone. You can infect people by being good,” Virata says.

Starring Christine Flores, Alana Vicente, Becca Coates, and Dani Prieto (understudy) as Snow White; Bituin Escalante, Ring Antonio, Pam G, and Christine Flores (understudy) as the queen; and Hans Eckstein, Jos Jalbuena, Jeff Flores as the prince/woodsman, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a fairy tale with life lessons that transcend generations.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be staged from August 15 to December 10, 2015 at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Ticket prices range from P400 to P600. For more details on the play, call the Repertory Philippines at 843-3570 and book tickets through TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit their website at www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Abby Asistio’s natures answer to hairloss

Singer-songwriter, TV host, and the poster girl for alopecia in the country, Abby Asistio is singing a happy tune nowadays.  And it’s all because of those precious new strands of hair which are obviously growing on her previously bald head.

Diagnosed with alopecia areata since the age of four, an autoimmune condition characterized by the loss of hair due to damaged hair follicles, Abby had to contend and overcome various physical, emotional and psychological obstacles.  Having exhausted almost all possible treatments to no avail, Abby finally came to terms with her condition and even rose above it. 

With much grace and courage, she went public with her condition in 2012 and shaved her head.  Her message was loud and clear: It’s fine to be bald and beautiful.  Her message was received with loud cheers of praise and her life has never been the same since that fateful day. 

Today, Abby proudly shows off her head with its short hair, like a child showing off a prized toy.  “It has consistently been growing longer these past two years.  My hair is significantly thicker now and I could already style it in different ways, even without having to wear wigs, turbans, and other hair accessories,” she shares with an obvious gleam of joy in her eyes.Abby quickly reveals her secret: Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.

After her public outing in 2012, Nutramedica reached out to Abby to try Novuhair.  She had already heard about it from Fanny Serrano, a family friend and the brand’s endorser, but she was wary of trying another product just to get disappointed all over again. 

She eventually started and relented using Novuhair in March 2013.  After six months, Abby was pleasantly surprised to notice fine strands of baby hair growing in previously bald areas.  “It was very exciting!  It encouraged me to be more persistent in using it,” Abby recalls.  

Since that day, Abby has been a loyal Novuhair user and swears by it.  “I use the scalp lotion, shampoo, and conditioner religiously,” Abby continues.

It seems like a miracle, those delicate black strands of hair growing from her scalp and for Abby, the sensations are almost all new to her.  “I never thought I could have a full head of hair again.  I could actually “take care of my hair” now and even go to the salon to get a trim,” she says enthusiastically.  “I love having hair again,” she further states.

Having alopecia is a huge part of Abby’s life journey and after successfully recovering from it, she has made it her mission to help others afflicted with the same condition.  She started by putting up the first support group in the country – Alopecia Philippines, which aims to spread awareness about the condition and at the same time, inspire and motivate those with alopecia to become more secure and comfortable in their own skin.

As of now, the group’s online Alopecia Philippines Facebook group counts around 300 members from all over the country.  There are those who are afflicted with alopecia themselves and some are their family members or loved ones.  “People share stories there, share experiences, post inquiries as well as words of encouragement to help those in the group,” Abby states.  

The group has already lined up a number of activities and campaigns for the year, especially during Alopecia Awareness Month come September, including a planned Alopecia Weekend Boot Camp and awareness concert.   They also hope to formalize the organization before the year ends to do more for those with alopecia in the country.  

“It’s never easy,” Abby says about living with alopecia.  “But remember, you are not alone.  People around you love and care for you, and accept and appreciate you for who you are.  Look for someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, people to laugh about your journey and hair stories with,” Abby further shares.

“Everything happens for a reason.  In the end, we can choose to rise above the disease and come out better, stronger, more courageous, and more beautiful.  Our hair may come and go but it is who we are, what is inside that truly matters and lasts,” Abby says with a smile, the beautiful woman who has bravely  battled alopecia and came out of it gloriously victorious with the aid of Novuhair. Abby thanks Novuhair, “I now have a full head of hair and feel more confident than ever before.”

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion; or a 3-in-1 pack with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion; and a 2-in-1 plus one with two Novuhair Shampoos plus Topical Scalp Lotion, all in 200 ml bottles.  Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons branches, and other leading drug stores. For more information, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575 and visit www.novuhair.com. Like us on Facebook: Novuhair Official and follow on Twitter:@NovuhairNatural