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The Natural Way to Feel More Empowered As a Woman

Friday, March 23, 2018

         Gone are the days when the "male chauvinist" society had women as far inferior as men—very dependent and submissive to whatever the latter commanded. Women today are not just regarded as homemakers, but nation-builders as well. Beyond the confines of their houses, they, too, can make a big difference––be it in the economic, social or political arena. 

         From being a household queen to boardroom’s rockstar, women run on very hectic and active schedules everyday. So imagine the strength they have to withstand the daily grinds, not to mention the stress and pressure they have to endure just to fulfill the duties bestowed upon them.
Nevertheless, they’re no “Wonder Woman” at all, nor our very own heroine “Darna” so as not to feel exhausted and tired from chores or work. They’re also humans, who need to pause for a break from being the jack-of-all-trades. 

         This March—declared as International Women’s Month—is the best time to celebrate their power and influence with the gift of beauty and wellness that they truly deserve. What a better way to have it than a rosy, bouncy and shiny hair to begin with.

         Because it is the mane that a person is mainly looked upon, it’s a conscious effort for everyone, especially women, to make it pleasant to gaze at. So a regular bottled shampoo and conditioner, plus treatment are, more often than not, the solutions to turn to, regardless of the bad effects they may cause.

         Some of the harmful chemicals they contain are too much to handle, especially by as fragile as a hair follicle. Their main damage being mane breakage is hard to manage. Tricky it is to treat the resulting tress that’s less weak and elastic. Though negligible, other repercussions—allergic reaction and scalp irritation—also need keen attention and urgent solution. 

         Where else do women usually turn to for remedy than a beauty salon. After a pampering sesh, they may opt to avail any of their formulated solution for upkeep. For optimum results, it’s best to combine it with NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack to promote robust locks and scalp.

        NOVUHAIR is the only tress growth product in the market containing 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients working synergistically to help remedy mane problems from growth to vanishing. It deeply penetrates to help rejuvenate, nourish, maintain moisture in the scalp and hair, and improve the overall appearance of the tress. Lastly, it’s an effective and safe solution to arrest hair loss. 

        So come and celebrate womanhood at your favorite salon anytime this month. Much better if you can make it regularly to bond with your sisters or amigas over a hair spa or treatment. After all, your crowning glory deserves a second look.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Car care veteran Customers Cradle is opening its second shop after 27 years of service. A favorite of motorists from south of Metro Manila, Customers Cradle is a full-service car-care shop that has been serving motorists from Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and even Cavite and Laguna, for almost three decades now.

The first shop was established in 1991 and is located on Alabang-Zapote Road. The new Customers Cradle shop, which soft-opened last March 8, is located on Block 19, Lot 1, Daang Hari Road, Verdana Homes Village Center, Molino IV, Bacoor, Cavite.

According to Customers Cradle Proprietor Why Dagondon, the new branch was established to specifically cater to their loyal customers from Cavite and Laguna who used to traverse the heavy traffic of Alabang-Zapote Road just to reach their shop.

“We set up the new shop to cater to our loyal customers from the south of Manila who used to deal with the usual heavy traffic on Alabang-Zapote Road just to be able to have their vehicles serviced at Customers Cradle,” Dagondon reveals. “With this new branch in Bacoor, they can now get the same service they have come to rely on from us in an area where traffic is relatively lighter,” he adds.

Customers Cradle is a one-stop automotive facility equipped to handle all of the motorists’ car care needs, such as major engine overhaul, state-of-the-art 3D laser wheel alignment, professional diagnostic scanner, dyno tuning, under chassis work, car detailing, nitrogen tire inflation, change oil, tune-ups, and auto detailing.
Customers Cradle also has a spacious and comfortable customers’ lounge where motorists can hang out while waiting for their vehicles. The lounge is air-conditioned and has several large couches where customers can read or browse the Internet while waiting.
“When we first set up shop in 1991 inside a Shell service station in Las Piñas, we already had a vision of how we wanted our business to be,” stresses Dagondon. “We wanted a premium one-stop car-care shop where customers can comfortably stay and wait for their vehicles to be serviced without having to exert extra effort to go somewhere else to just while away the time, especially when they actually far away,” he adds.

This is the reason why Dagondon made sure that Customers Cradle’s lounges in both their Las Piñas and Bacoor shops are comfortably cool and cozy.
A unique but integral part of Customers Cradle’s service is their computerized monitoring system through which customers can see the status of the repairs being done on their cars in real time.

This monitoring system allows the customers to have an idea of how much time they need to wait before the repairs or services are completed. This is particularly useful to busy customers who need to tightly schedule their activities for the day.
“As soon as customers drive into the shop, our attendants key in their pertinent details on a computer tablet, including the services that are needed to be done for their vehicles,” Dagondon describes. The customers can then see the progress of the service being done to their cars on computer monitors located at the customers’ lounge itself.

Dagondon, who himself is a car enthusiast with several functioning vehicles in his garage, states that over the course of 27 years, Customers Cradle has built a following of loyal customers who have placed the care of their valued cars to their shop.
“It’s really not a wonder that Customers Cradle has amassed quite a number of loyal customers,” states JL Gamboa, IWS and Retail Channel Marketing Manager of Shell Philippines, Customers Cradle’s brand partner. “Their service is not only top-notch, the effort they put into making sure the customers are happy with their service is something to truly admire,” Gamboa adds.
“This is the reason why Customers Cradle has been a long-time Shell partner. We believe in their commitment to service excellence. More than that, they trust in our lubricants. We are not just a supplier to them but a business partner that advises on how both businesses can grow,” Gamboa stresses.

New JoshLia video takes our langhap-sarap Jollibee Yumburger craving to the next level

Sunday, March 18, 2018
There’s nothing quite like the rich, delicious aroma of the Jollibee Yumburger, as seen in the best-selling product’s latest online video starring popular teen love team and Yumburger endorsers, Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto.
The pair—popularly known among their fans as ‘JoshLia’—proves the iconic slogan ‘langhap-sarap’ in a series of fun interactions with Jollibee diners and their favorite Yumburger. With a contemporary rendition of the mid-90’s OPM hit “O Lumapit Ka” playing in the background, Joshua follows the delicious aroma of the Yumburger, expecting it to lead him to Julia. After a couple of adorable mishaps, Julia finally unwraps her own Yumburger to help Joshua in his search for her.
Watch the humorous, mouth-watering clip here:
Langhap-sarap is more than a claim or a slogan for the Yumburger,” said Cathleen D. Capati, Jollibee Marketing Director for Flagship Category. “It’s a time-tested product truth that manifests itself as soon as you unwrap the burger. When you breathe in the mouthwatering aroma, it’s a preview of the unforgettable deliciousness that the Yumburger delivers with every bite.”
The Philippines’ number one langhap-sarap Yumburger is a true fast-food classic that has captured the hearts and thrilled the taste-buds of Filipino diners for decades. At the core of the Yumburger is a 100% pure beef patty packed with meaty, savory flavors and complemented by Jollibee’s special burger dressing and soft buns.
Satisfy your langhap-sarap Yumburger craving at the nearest Jollibee store! The Jollibee Yumburger is available for dine-in, takeout, delivery, and drive-thru transactions in all Jollibee stores nationwide, with prices starting at Php 32.00* (solo). For more information on Jollibee products and promos, like the Jollibee Philippines Facebook page or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.
*Prices may vary across different locations.

A heart for sustainable food sourcing

Saturday, March 17, 2018

For leading homegrown hospitality group The Discovery Leisure Company, sustainability has always been at the heart of the way they do business. 

This is made apparent through their sourcing of ingredients from only sustainable producers; from introducing heirloom rice in their menus, a way to show support to Cordillera farmers, to partnering with Swiss-led sustainable seafood supplier Meliomar, which launched the Sustainable Seafood Week, a yearly event that started in 2016.  

It’s no wonder then that the Discovery Leisure Company made its presence felt during the opening of the week-long sustainable seafood event, held at the Marriot Manila Grand Ballroom. 
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With the theme “Inspiring Solutions for Change,” the Sustainable Seafood Week aims to serve as an open and dynamic platform in discussing the challenges facing the local seafood industry, towards a more sustainable future. 

Throughout the evening, The Discovery Leisure Company wowed guests with a traditional Filipino boodle fight laden with fresh sustainable seafood, featuring the stars of the night Selva Shrimp from the mangroves of Vietnam, and line-caught yellow fin tuna. 

To show further support for the advocacy, Discovery Suites Ortigas also served as venue sponsor for a Sustainable Seafood Workshop that brought together Discovery staff and representatives from leading Hong Kong-based NGO CSR Asia for an engaging and productive afternoon session.

The talented chefs of The Discovery Leisure Company also took part in an exciting cooking challenge that pitted their culinary skills with chefs from other hotels, again with the intent of highlighting the importance of sustainability.

“We are proud to be one of the first homegrown hospitality groups that support sustainable seafood,” said Discovery’s Corporate Director of Food and Beverage Chef Anthony Raymond. “By 2020, my vision is to ensure that 100% of all our menus across all our hotels will only serve seafood sourced from sustainable fishing.”

When asked what’s in store for 2018, Chef Anthony revealed, “Our goal is to add close to 10 more species in our repertoire of sustainable seafood.” He added: “Not only do we want to give our guests the best quality seafood there is, but we also strive to take responsibility for the health of our oceans and its diverse marine life.” 

Visit to learn more about the advocacy.

Beat The Summer Heat With LG’s FREE Installation Promo Along With Every Purchase Of An LG Dual Cool With Dual Inverter Split Type Air Conditioner

Friday, March 16, 2018

Hot weather getting you down? LG got you covered! Upgrade to LG Dual Cool with Dual Inverter today and cool down without worrying for your electricity bill. What’s more, for every purchase of an LG Dual Cool with Dual Inverter Split Type Air Conditioner, you are entitled to free installation service* right at your home by an LG Authorized Service Center. Avail of this promo today by visiting any of the participating authorized dealers. Promo is available for straight cash and card purchases.
Don’t let the warm days get you down – start chilling with LG now!

Celebrities share top BOOGI picks that’s perfect for their lifestyle

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Social media is abuzz with celebrities, designers, and other personalities posting with interestingly innovative pieces under the design-forward European furnishings concept store in Makati, BOOGI. It appears that there’s a growing market consciousness for purposeful products that enable improved productivity through smart design solutions.

Family and friends shared their selections at the BIG BOOGI SALE – from the huge family of artists that are the Pangilinans and Valencianos, to designer Bambi Mañosa, chef and artist Claude Tayag, and respected journalist Ces Drilon.
QUOTE: “Lighting is so important to me, I feel that when I’m sad, I need a certain kind of lighting. When I’m happy, I need the lighting sort of facing me”

Team Pangilinan crowns the list. The celebrity family known to pursue different passions and activities, known ambassadors of productive lifestyles.
Teen heartthrob Donny shows that despite his hectic schedule, family bonding is priority.

Enter the family schedule orchestrator – she keeps the family in rhythmic flow and makes sure things are organized. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan hams it up with her favorite – the classic Filing Cabinet from British brand Bisley.

Sisters Ella and Hannah show off the duo of talent they are, as they express diverse interests with their choices. Activewear designer, Ella, shows she has a green thumb and plans to start her own indoor herb garden. Hannah shows that she got it from her momma as she exhibits her fancy for colorful multi-drawers from Bisley.

Padre de pamilya Anthony Pangilinan shares his joy of finding a height adjustable desk that helps optimize his energy and encourages good posture and more dynamic movement as he does desk work.

Get on board in the movement to get purposeful design pieces that spark joy. The BIG BOOGI SALE is on!  Stocks are limited. Visit BOOGI showrooms in Makati at 830 Arnaiz Avenue and at the3/F of LRI Design Plaza in Nicanor Garcia for these innovative designer items. To know more about the products, follow BOOGI on Instagram and Facebook at boogiph.

Mr. Chinatown for Blackwater Charcoal Facial Wash

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Pimples and oily skin? Mr. Chinatown 2017 Jacob Muñez knows the solution. Blackwater Charcoal Facial wash is infused with charcoal powder that treats clogged pores. It also contains peppermint extract for that refreshingly cool feeling. Treat your skin to a healthy black charcoal wash and kiss your skin problems goodbye. Blackwater Charcoal Facial wash is available at select supermarkets and Watsons outlets nationwide.