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Feature: Viviamo 2022 Planners and Journals

Monday, January 17, 2022

     New year started a little late for me because of the holiday hangover and the cuddle weather. Even if I want to extend my so-called sabbatical leave on the first month of the year, work is piling up and my planners are waiting. I was checking my calendar this morning and saw that almost three weeks have passed. We’re approaching 11 months of endless opportunities; around 48 weeks and ways to be better; and less than 365 days of unknown possibilities. 

     The power to right our wrongs is upon us but I know some of you asks “COVID-19 has left many feeling displaced. ‘I’m stuck. What can I do? How do I move forward?’ The pandemic has affected us in so many ways, bringing up fear, worry, and even languishing. Well,  Viviamo want to reassure Filipinos that these feelings of hopelessness and despair can be replaced with hope and positivity. That is why they offer you the tools to help you switch from that mindset of ‘simply surviving’ to thriving! We have the power to rewrite our own stories,” shares Viviamo CEO Darlyn Ty-Nilo. More about Viviamo and the 2022 Planners and Journals that will help us thrive in this uncertainty.

Feature: Viviamo 2022 Planners and Journals

Common Causes and Risk Factors of Bacterial Vaginosis

Monday, January 10, 2022

     Bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short, is a condition that many women suffer from. It is a common vaginal infection that can be caused by various factors. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that about 30% of US women suffer from bacterial vaginosis. This article will discuss the most common symptoms and risk factors of bacterial vaginosis and the most common and effective treatment and prevention methods.

Common Causes and Risk Factors of Bacterial Vaginosis
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Landers Superstore Uptown Mall BGC

Saturday, December 25, 2021

     Hear ye, hear ye! Take your shopping experience up a notch as Landers Superstore opens another branch at the heart of BGC. Landers Uptown Bonifacio, the first Landers Superstore to have this spacious and instagrammable interior, is a perfect place for that ultimate holiday shopping experience.

      It’s a new concept store that’s worth experiencing because of the wonderfully curated merchandise that’ll suit the taste of all people living and visiting BGC. Super enjoyed checking out the 2 floors of top-notch products from fresh produce to super finds. I've been to different Landers Superstores in the past and this fifth branch in Metro Manila and the sixth in the country truly celebrates the premium shopping experience its members truly deserve. 

Landers Superstore Uptown Mall BGC

SaSa x Shopee Beauty

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

     It's the time of the year again to stock up beauty essentials. If you're a beauty junkie who loves trying out fresh drop skincare products or just a newbie building your basic stash, there's an online shop where you can score premium skincare items for less.

     SKINCARE SALE ALERT! Get your hands on these branded skinsentials from SaSa x Shopee Beauty and get up to 88% off! Whoa! That's an awesome deal that you should not miss especially on cult favorites and luxury brands that you've been itching to try. I was browsing at the official SASA Shopee online store since last night and cannot contain my excitement as I add the products that's on my wishlist months ago. So without further ado, here are the brands (my favorite skincare brands) and their highly-raved products that you might want to consider adding to your cart before the sale ends!

SaSa x Shopee Beauty

Make Christmas Brighter with PLDT Home

Thursday, December 16, 2021

     This Christmas, PLDT Home gives tribute to Filipinos all over the world in a special video that celebrates the real and meaningful connections of families made possible by the power of the Internet.

     In a heartwarming 45-second video featuring the iconic and sentimental Yuletide ballad “Pasko na, Sinta ko” (Christmas is here, my love), PLDT Home puts a spotlight on the uniquely Filipino touch of celebrating Christmas by connecting with family and loved ones. Aired over PLDT Home’s social media channels, the video depicts how the Filipino tradition of coming home for Christmas transcends even distance as many rely on the internet to keep family connections strong, especially in trying times.

Make Christmas Brighter with PLDT Home

Customized Gift Baskets: Gifts for Pinoys this Holiday 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

     Christmas is inarguably one of the most community-fueled annual events all over the world. Because giving holiday gifts is such a routine and yearly task that many, especially the holiday-loving Filipinos, put a lot of thought and effort into—it can definitely feel like it’s harder each year to think of fresh gift ideas and unique gifts. 

     You might ask, how can you step up your yearly gift-giving checklist–whether for personal or work use? Well, in this very tumultuous time, you can try gifting something practical yet whimsical at the same time.

Customized Gift Baskets: Gifts for Pinoys this Holiday 2021
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Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale TV

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

     Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites everyone to enjoy a festive night of big giveaways and exciting performances at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale TV Special this December 12, 10:30 PM-12:30 AM on GMA-7 and Shopee Live. Viewers can win over ₱12 million worth of prizes, including motorcycles and a brand-new car, and enjoy special numbers from rising K-Pop act Tomorrow X Together. Meanwhile, shoppers can save on their holiday purchases with free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale TV

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with a Little Housework

Saturday, December 04, 2021

     It’s repetitive and you’ve heard it many times yet many people still underestimate its importance. But what? The importance of getting a good night’s sleep! For decades, we’ve been hearing that an adult should get 6-8 hours of good sleep every night. How many of us do?

      Sleep is the time our bodies reset, regenerate and re-energize. Getting into a routine that enables good sleep has many benefits and anything you can do to achieve this is life-affirming. As well as the self-care advice, good bedroom housekeeping can also help you into a good sleep routine.

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with a Little Housework
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AIA Brings Community Together Through Live Better Expo

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

     Since 2017, the Live Better Expo has been an experiential platform for the recently rebranded AIA Philippines (formerly AIA Philam Life) to fulfill its promise to help people live healthier, longer, better lives.

     This year, AIA Philippines brings the Live Better Expo online, sharing tips and insights on how Filipinos can live healthy everyday through its Brand Ambassadors Gary Valenciano, Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico, Raymond Gutierrez, Wil Dasovich, and Anton del Rosario.

AIA Brings Community Together Through Live Better Expo

Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Skincare with Physiogel

Monday, November 29, 2021

     We’ve all got goals when it comes to our skin. Whether you want to avoid breakouts, fight irritation, or keep it blemish-free, we all have unique skincare needs — and managing them can be pretty complicated. With a myriad of trendy skincare products hitting the shelves and run-off-the-mill skincare hacks from Dr. Internet, it’s not always easy to figure out what really works and what doesn’t.

     The best thing you can do? Go straight to the experts. In celebration of National Healthy Skin Month, Physiogel invited board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Coreen Sampedro, during its SIS Session on FB Live last November 20, helping us demystify skincare with professional advice. Armed with experience and backed by science, Dr. Coreen set the record straight on typical beauty and skincare myths to better guide us in our routines. Check out the truth about these myths after the jump!

Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Skincare with Physiogel

Benefits of Wearing Eyeglasses for People Who Have Eyesight Problems

Saturday, November 27, 2021

     Vision or sight is one of the most important senses in our body. It is also believed to be one of the most complicated of the five senses. The majority of what we perceive comes through our eyes. Thus, it is imperative to take care of your eyesight diligently. Keeping your eyes protected can reduce the chances of blindness and vision loss while also keeping an eye on emerging eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.

     The majority of people will experience eye problems at some point in their lives. Some are minor and will go away on their own or are easy to treat with home remedies. Others require treatment under a specialist’s supervision. It doesn't matter if your vision isn't as good as it used to be, or if it was never that good, you can do something to improve your eye health.

Benefits of Wearing Eyeglasses for People Who Have Eyesight Problems
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QR Payments Made Easy with AUB PayMate

Thursday, November 25, 2021

     The pandemic has taught us a lot of especially on how we manage our finances and one of the new normal in terms of paying for our purchases is the use of digital payment. Many individuals prefer contactless payment these days to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Most of the banks have upgraded their systems and are encouraging everyone to use cashless payments for both customers and business owners. I'm glad to share with you that Asia United Bank (AUB) is making our life easier and convenient as they officially launch the AUB PayMate platform and their digital offerings. 

     Sellers or merchants using AUB PayMate need not invest in costly point-of-sale or card terminals to accept Mastercard payments from their customers. Asia United Bank (AUB), one of the fastest-growing and publicly listed universal banks in the Philippines, has enabled its AUB Paymate merchants to accept Mastercard payments using a QR Code. I'm a long-time user of AUB credit and I never encountered any hassles with their services from day one. So without further ado, get to know more about AUB PayMate and why choose this platform for your growing business.

QR Payments Made Easy with AUB PayMate 

PLDT Home Launches the First-Ever 10,000 Mbps Fiber-Optic Service

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

     PLDT Home launches the first-ever 10,000 Mbps fiber-optic service in the Philippines, in a history-making move towards the future of home connectivity. Pioneered by the Philippines’ fastest broadband internet service provider, the new service now puts the country next to first-world nations such as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, and the USA, in terms of having access to ultra-fast home internet speed. PLDT Home is confident its 10,000 Mbps service will set the bar for the future of internet speeds in the Philippines. 

     “We at PLDT continue to play an active role in shaping the future of our country and leading the way towards a connected nation. We are doing all these for our north star – our customers: business owners, professionals, tech mavericks with very large homes, multiple high-bandwidth users with multiple screens. And with all that life requires of them, they need the fastest home broadband powered by the fastest network. And we are more than ready to give them what they need – all 10,000 of it,” said Alfredo Panlilio, PLDT President and Chief Executive Officer. PLDT Home pilots its 10,000 Mbps service in Metro Manila this December and will then implement further expansions in other key cities outside Metro Manila like Cebu and Davao in 2022.

PLDT Home Launches the First-Ever 10,000 Mbps Fiber-Optic Service

Everything You Need To Know About Insomnia

Sunday, November 21, 2021

     Insomnia is a common type of sleep disorder in which one finds trouble falling or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term or last a long time - acute insomnia symptoms last from one night to several weeks, but chronic lack of sleep can last for up to three months or more. Though short-term limited sleep will come and go, it can lead to daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating. On the other hand, chronic lack of sleep can lead to serious problems like an increased risk of various diseases. This guide describes the condition, its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments. Read on to learn more.

Everything You Need To Know About Insomnia
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SIMPARICA TRIO: Complete Protection in One Yummy Chewable Tablet

Friday, November 19, 2021

     When it comes to caring for our dogs, it’s our job to keep our fur buddies healthy and safe. Knowing what may be detrimental to their health is an important part of being a responsible owner.

     Three major health concerns for dog owners include heartworm, gastrointestinal worms, and ticks & fleas--a single bite from any of these parasites pose as a potentially deadly disease for our pets. But what exactly are these pests that cause harm to our beloved dogs?

SIMPARICA TRIO: Complete Protection in One Yummy Chewable Tablet

Feature: Hakubi White C

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

     Have you ever wondered why Japanese women have nice skin? Yes, they are naturally white but there’s a certain glow especially in natural light. I’ve tried a couple of skincare products from Japan and I must admit they are so effective that’s why I’m so giddy to share this promising Japanese brand. Say hello to Hakubi White C!

     Filipinas can now experience the wonders of J-beauty because Hakubi White C is finally here! The Hakubi White C line is composed of Hakubi White C tablets, Hakubi Q10 Cream, Hakubi BB Cream, and Hakubi White C Gel. These are formulated using Japanese skincare science that helps enhance Filipina skin by revealing beaming beauty from within. More details about the launch and the promising products to try below.

Feature: Hakubi White C

Feature: SPLAT Toothpaste

Monday, November 15, 2021

     When it comes to the food that we eat and the products we use on our skin, I always make sure to check the ingredients because not all are beneficial for us. That’s why when it comes to oral care, I also make sure to check the ingredients because I’m always looking for targeted solutions.

     So excited to know that SPLAT, a pioneer in natural oral care in European and Asian countries, is finally in the Philippines. The Russian brand provides natural and healthier oral care while saving the environment. Switching to natural toothpaste, natural toothbrush and other complementary products is a good way to update your dental care routine. More information about the brand and the variants they currently offer in the select stores below.

SPLAT Toothpaste

AIA Philippines Total Health Solution

Saturday, November 13, 2021

     How's life lately? I'm hoping and praying that you are all safe and sound. We are down to the last two months of the year and a lot of things happened already because of Covid-19. Amid the global pandemic, we find ourselves today, taking care of our health has become more important than ever. Unfortunately, with everything we have on our plates now, it can be challenging to always put one’s health first.

     AIA Philippines, the country’s premier life insurance company, recently introduced Total Health Solution, its ecosystem accessible through a single touchpoint platform that allows customers to access all of its services that can help them live better, protect better and get better. Read more information about this promising offering from AIA Philippines below.

AIA Philippines Total Health Solution

     Last October, I was invited to an afternoon of all things health and wellness as AIA Philippines introduced a new way that will help us Live Better, Protect Better and Get Better so we can achieve this goal, no matter what our health starting line may be.
We at AIA Philippines understand the importance of staying healthy especially during the pandemic,” AIA Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Leo Tan said. “We all have different health needs but we have the same goal, which is to be the healthiest we can be. The Total Health Solution ecosystem will help our customers achieve this. Insurance companies used to be just about providing protection products. With Total Health Solution, we are there to help them live better so they are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle, protect better so they have peace of mind that they are prepared for life’s uncertainties, and get better, giving them access to healthcare needs should they find themselves unwell.”
     To make the launch more exciting, they sent us special kits with items that will help jumpstart our journey towards a healthier, longer, and better life. 

AIA Philippines Total Health Solution

Live Better

     AIA Philippines customers can find the support they need to sustain a healthy lifestyle in the Total Health Solution ecosystem. It houses the AIA Vitality program, the Company’s game-changing program that incentivizes customers with rewards for knowing and improving their health. It’s also where healthcare partners such as EZ Consult can be easily accessed, allowing customers the means to consult nutritionists with a few clicks of a button.

Protect Better

      “As a life insurance company, our mission is to race against risk to protect more Filipinos. And at the end of the day, that is at the core of what we do. Through Total Health Solution, we are able to fulfill this mission by providing them the means to be protected, and more importantly, stay protected,” Tan explained.

     Within the ecosystem, customers have clear visibility on their policies, and allows them to make changes. With these details on hand, customers can be reminded regularly when their premiums are due, helping them avoid missing their payments.

Get Better

     With Total Health Solution, customers have the support they need anytime, anywhere. Healthcare needs such as teleconsult, medicine purchase via delivery, vaccine administration, and discounted laboratory procedures are easily accessible.
The pandemic has increased the need for healthcare solutions among Filipinos. As their partner in health and wellness, we want to be able to address that need. These days, it can be a strain to schedule a consultation or a lab procedure, especially if you don’t know where to go. Having the Total Health Solution ecosystem reassures our customers that they will be supported for everything related to their health care needs,” Tan expounded.
     The journey to helping Filipinos live better began in 2017 and with Total Health Solution, AIA Philippines has come full circle. “This is one of the many innovative solutions we have developed to take care of our customers as part of our transition to AIA Philippines. Through Total Health Solution providing the means for us to be with our customers every step of the way, we bring to life our purpose of helping more Filipinos live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives,” said Kelvin Ang, AIA Philippines Chief Executive Officer.

     For more information on AIA Philippines,
visit their official website: http://www.aia.com.ph/
email customerservice.ph@aia.com, or call (02) 8528-2000.
Like them on Facebook: AIA Philippines 

PLDT Home Most Powerful Fibr Plans with Speed Upgrades of up to 600 Mbps!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

     PLDT Home welcomes Filipino families to the future of home connectivity, unveiling new and upgraded Fibr plans with thrice as much speeds.

     That means PLDT Home Unli Fibr Plan 2699 subscribers getting instantly upgraded from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps and Unli Fibr Plan 3799 subscribers jumping from 200 Mbps to 600 Mbps. All PLDT Home subscribers will enjoy automatic speed upgrades without additional cost!

PLDT Home Most Powerful Fibr Plans with Speed Upgrades of up to 600 Mbps!

An Impawfect World Made Pawfect: New Normal Care Tips For Your Dog

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

     Uncertainties in this “new” daily life we live in cause anxiety and an abundance of worries. For some, having a “buddy” contributes greatly to one’s well-being and proves to be a great companion that reduces our stress while giving us comfort and even contentment.

     While this may be a positive aspect during these times, one has to take time to consider all factors in being a pet owner. It’s best to evaluate if you’re fit to take in a fur baby in your home and one has to be knowledgeable of the responsibilities needed before you take the leap. Why? Because raising a pet is almost like raising a human being with needing to provide them with security, comfort, basic needs, and regular medical care.

An Impawfect World Made Pawfect: New Normal Care Tips For Your Dog
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