Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
For millions of Filipinos working around the world, the decision to work far from their loved ones is fueled by their desire to provide a better future for their families. In fact, numbers from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimate that there are 2.5M Filipinos working outside the country in 2015.
Anywhere in the world, there is a Filipino toiling in unbearable heat of the desert or the unforgiving cold of the snow, getting their strength from thoughts of going home to a secure future: kids with good college education, a house that is both beautiful and comfortable, and the possibility of a secure retirement when the time to forego the contract renewal comes.
While a comfortable future is something that all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have always dreamed of, it’s also understandable that on top of their mind is the health of their family. Because even if it’s possible to send money to cover expenses due to sudden illnesses and hospitalizations, the emergency nature of illnesses is bound to drain the family’s finances. Sooner or later, it could be the money intended for this month’s grocery or utility bills, your kids’ tuition fees or for the retirement fund.
This is the premise behind PhilCare’s Health Vantage, a prepaid health card that provides coverage for emergency care and hospitalization for viral and bacteria illnesses, treatment of injuries resulting from accidents except for cerebrovascular accidents (stroke), accepted in over 500 PhilCare-accredited hospitals nationwide.
The best thing about the Health Vantage card is that you can choose your card of preference according to your budget. As a family bread winner, the flexibility in pricing allows OFWs the convenience to budget according to your finances and schedule your purchase based on the type of access that you need.
The Health Vantage packs a punch when it comes to its features: it covers emergency room care and hospitalization inclusive of doctor’s fees, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, room and board, and medicines (except vaccines and vitamins) as medically necessary during confinement except for cases declared as non-coverable. The card can be used multiple times within one-year period up to plan benefit limit, and comes with a Php 50,000 accidental death and dismemberment coverage and Php 10,000 life insurance coverage.
Availing of your very own Health Vantage cards is easy and hassle-free. Log on to www.philcare.com.phand click SHOP NOW. You can pay for your purchases using your credit card or through any of PhilCare’s third party partners.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
Procter & Gamble and Robinsons Supermarket Join Forces with Mothers to Further Strengthen Their Advocacy of Wellness
What happens when mothers come together to celebrate their personal advocacy of wellness? A Wellness Moms Movement emerges- a movement of change by mothers rallying as one for a better and healthier lifestyle.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
A totally new outdoor experience is set to conquer the Philippines and excite people who
love adventure, challenges and the outdoors in 2017. Called the “Legion Run”, this event is
a 5km team-oriented run with 20+ obstacles that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to
people of all levels of physical fitness and ability, due to its non-competitive nature.
The Legion Run, which is to be held for the first time in the Philippines, is an international
event where successful runs were held for the past years in different parts of the world
such as France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria and more.
The Philippine debut of the event, the second to be held in Asia, is set on March 4, 2017 at
the Greenfield City in Laguna, Philippines. There will be elements of mud, fire, ice and
barbed wire all throughout the obstacle course and participants are expected to hurdle
these by jumping, climbing and crawling.
Finishers complete the experience by conquering all these body and mental challenges,
worthy enough for them to be regarded as true-blooded “legionnaires”. Legionnaires can
then celebrate their success with food, drinks and various post-event attractions that can
be found in the Legion Run Festival Area.
Legion Run is more than just a run or an event. It's an experience of a lifetime. Everyone
participates for a different reason but they finish all the same; “changed". This isn't a race
and the only prize to win is Pride. Legion Run is about overcoming personal challenges and
the thrill of proving to yourself you CAN. But most of all, it's about getting out there and
having FUN again.
Visiti the online site for the Philippine edition of the legion run : http://www.phillipines.legionrun.com/
To learn more about the Legion Run, follow their social media accounts in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/legionrun or https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePhilippinesInc
and Instagram, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Essilor launches “Love to See Change” program for World Sight Day
Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, joins everyone around the globe in observing World Sight Day (WSD) by launching a campaign called “Love to See Change,” an online program that encourages everyone to commit to having their eyes checked within the year.
Essilor’s “Love to See Change” invites Essilor employees and the general public topledge their commitment to have their eyes checked through the website, www.lovetoseechange.com/en/ starting October 13 through the end of 2016. For the first 100,000 users who will make a pledge, the Essilor Group will donate $1 on their behalf in favour of a local initiative that supports healthy vision for those in need.
Every year, Essilor actively participates in WSD initiatives for the promotion of good eyesight through various programs and events held across different countries aroundthe world. In 2015 alone, the company has initiated an astounding 23,284 vision tests in more than 49 countries worldwide. This is in line with Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving eyesight.
World Sight Day is organized by the World Health Organization and is observed annually every second Thursday of October. It is a part of a global action plan aimed at decreasing needless visual impairment, generating data about the magnitude and causes of visual impairment and encouraging nations to adopt eye health policies.
Be a part of this important global event. It starts with you taking a pledge: get an eye check-up before the end of the year and participate in the “Love to See Change”Campaign.