Monday, September 26, 2016

Novuhair Supports Alopecia Areata Awareness in Celebrating InnerStrength


Novuhair Supports Alopecia Areata Awareness in Celebrating Inner Strength
September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide. Alopecia areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attackingthe hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body.

Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.



Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life. 
On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Get the ultimate instax savings with the instax Harajuku Combo



 
Since the launch of the first instax camera in the late 1990s, FUJIFILM has continued to innovate instant cameras and make them accessible in today’s digital age. Through instax, people all over the world can still experience the joy of having physical mementos of their precious memories. In celebration of reaching sales of 20 million units of instax cameras worldwide, Fujifilm Philippines has released a special package called the instax Harajuku Combo.
 
The Harajuku Combo includes one (1) instax mini 8 camera, one (1) pack of instax mini film glossy (10 sheets), one (1) instax film box, one (1) instax album, one (1) instax photo frame, and two (2) instax gift cards in yellow, blue, or red with the colors packaged at random.
 
Valued at Php5,279, save Php 1,280 when you avail the Harajuku Combo at Php 3,999.The package will be offered as a complete set and must be ordered together with the instax mini 8 camera. Customers are free to choose which colors of the instax mini 8 they intend to purchase. 
 
Cute and compact, the instax mini 8 camera is ideal for daily use. Its popularity has grown so huge that it revived the interest of today’s millennials with cameras that allow users to print their pictures instantly.     
 
The instax Harajuku Combo is available in Fujifilm-accredited stores and distributors nationwide this August

Chicdriven Women Empowerment Expo: Focusing on the Heart and Home

 

Chicdriven Women Empowerment Expo:

Focusing on the Heart and Home

 

The Chicdriven Women Empowerment Expo will have its second leg on October 1&2 at the Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa.  Coming from its successful first leg at the Glorietta Activity Center, where there were free seminars and workshops aimed to help women achieve work-life balance and which was attended by almost 2000 participants. 

 

Presented by Mazda Philippines and Shell Fuel Save, the2-day expo will focus on home and the heart. The seminars will focus on the different aspects of home and family relationship-improvement. Free breast cancer screening will be conducted in cooperation with Zonta Club Alabang and the Gender and Development Office of Muntinlupa.  

 

The Chicdriven Women Empowerment Expo is organized by Jeanette Ipapo –Tuason, who authors the Chicdriven column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and website of the same name. Together with host and actor Issa Litton, they bring together passionate individuals to share, empower and inspire women to “have It all”.

 

On Saturday, October 1, the program will start with a talk on the importance of breast self-examination, and how early detection is your best protection, to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will be facilitated by Zonta Club of Alabang and the Gender and Development Office of Muntinlupa.

 

It will be followed by the Better You seminar focusing on health and beauty with Calyxta Art Director Margaux Cortez and L’Oreal Chief Make Up Artist Verna Marin. Bikini Athlete and health advocate Hilary Isaac will talk about fitness.

 

At 3pm, Home Hacks presented by PLDT home, features “Mothers Who Brunch” duo Michelle Aventajado and Sabrina Go. PSST.ph Editor-in-chief Kathy Kenny Ngo will be joiningAnOunceOfFaith.com author Monique Ong, who will talk about relationships and marriage.

 

Champion racecar driver and Tuason Racing School President JP Tuason will conduct the Road Safety Seminar Powered by Mazda. The seminar aims to make audiences become empowered road users by being disciplined drivers will follow at 6pm.

 

On October 2, Parenting in the Digital Age Seminar will be the first on stage with Michele Alignay, Psychologist & Co-Author of “Growing Up Wired” and 

Dazzle Ng of the theAsianparent.com.  The seminar aims to help parents cope up with todays fast-paced lifestyle and how to make technology an ally in molding the next generation.

 

Teens and young women will be the audience for the “I Love Me” seminar presented by PH care and Ponds Anti Acne. It features TV Host & Athlete, Gretchen Ho, TV presenter, musician and Radio DJ Joyce Pring, and Marianne Mencias, the author of “What’s Your Life’s Masterpiece?” This seminar aims to empower young women to be confident and not succumb to the pressures of highly sexualized media and society.  

 

Miriam Quiambao-RobertoTV Host & Entrepreneur and Jane Kingsu-Cheng, Editor-in-chief of Working Mom Magazine will join forces to discuss a homemakers point-of-view on Financial Wellness.

 

Capping the event is a Parent and Child fashion show presented by Gap and Butterfly Twists. The Expo is also supported by Alabang Town Center, Ayala Malls, Philippine Daily Inqurier, Foil-A-Car, PLDT Home, LOreal Paris, Standard Insurance. With media partners: Metro, Metro Society, Working Mom, Chalk, Lifestyle, theAsianparent.com, Calyxta, PSST.ph, MommyMundo, and MONEYWISE TV.

 

For more information, please visit www.chicdriven.com, follow @chicdriven on Instagram or like us on facebook/ Chicdriven for more event details.

 

 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Unmasking Your Thyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of our neck. The word “thyroid” comes from the Greek word for “shield,” and this powerful little gland is truly one of our great defenders, as it orchestrates an intricate web essential interactions in the body. 


Millions of Filipinos are affected by problems with their thyroid, yet awareness of this disease is very low. The symptoms of thyroid disorders are often mistaken for other diseases, or worse, are ignored by patients with the disease.

Monday, September 19, 2016

ELECTRICITY RATES GO DOWN IN SEPTEMBER


 Meralco announced that overall electricity rates thisSeptember went down by Php 0.0451 per kilowatthour (kWh) for its residential customers. Householdsconsuming 200 kWh will experience a reduction of around Php 9 in their electricity bill. Meralco Public Information Office Head Joe Zaldarriaga (in photo) explained that the overall rate decrease was due to the downward movement in the transmission charge, which more than offset a higher generation chargeMeralco also relaunched its mobile app called MOVE (Meralco Virtual Engine), which has a new ‘Orange Tag’ section. Users can now check how much it would cost to use specific appliancesDownload the Meralco MOVE App for free on the AppStore and Google Play Store. For tips and other information, visit www.meralco.com.ph or follow its Twitter (@meralco) or Facebook (facebook.com/meralco) accounts.

 


Friday, September 16, 2016

Converse Debuts #ConversePHCounterClimate

 

BATTLE THE ELEMENTS: CONVERSE DEBUTS

THE NEW COUNTER CLIMATE COLLECTION

Launching this Fall/Winter 2016, Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather

With Canvas, Leather and Rubber

Converse is taking wet weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber and leather, and waterproof neoprene. Divided into three unique categories:  Shield Canvas, Leatherand Rubber-- these collections are intended to stand up against the unpredictable inclement weather.

 

Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a DWR (durable water repellant) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain. 

 

For the holiday season, both new and time-honored styles endure the harsh elements with the Counter Climate Rubber collection. These rubber sneakers are winter-ready with water resistant material and heat retention.

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas




Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges.

Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments.

Available colors: Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black

Suggested retail price: Php 4,550

 

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber 


Another iteration of the Chuck II will also be releasing this fall - the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber.

By incorporating a transparent rubber overlay on the iconic Chuck II silhouette, this allows for the sneaker to breathe while repelling water and protecting feet from the elements.

The sneaker includes all the features and benefits of the Chuck II such as a Lunarlon sockliner and a non-slip padded tongue, while adding a beautifully crafted dimensional canvas for breathability, micro-perforated leather lining for comfort, and a heat reflecting barrier at the footbed for warmth. 

Available Colors: 

Suggested retail price: Php 5,430


 

Converse Cons One Star Shield Canvas



This season, the Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain.

Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wet environments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing additional grip. 

Available colors: Black, White, Obsidian 

Suggested retail price: Php 4,250


 

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Twill Shield Canvas

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-color reflective heel stay.

A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole technology

Available colors: Inked, Natural 

Suggested retail price: Php 5,590



Converse Jack Purcell Signature M-Series

This fall, Converse introduces a high top silhouettcombined with Counter Climate Shield Canvas. Warm, durable and water-repellent, it delivers all-day, on-the-go comfort. The Shield Canvas complements features like Lunarloninsole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light. 

Available Colors: Hot Cocoa, Black

Suggested retail price: Php 5,430


 

Converse Essentials

The collection features quality and durable everyday basics for your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Constructed for comfort and fit, the Converse Essentials collection will get softer with time. Each piece includes a natural color fade of fabric with long-term wear, durable stitching, and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout the lifespan. The collection includes the Converse Essentials TeeConverse Essentials Pullover HoodieConverse Essentials Full Zip Hoodie and Converse Essentials Jogger.

Available Colors: Black. Grey, Obsidian, Egret

Suggested retail price: Ranges from Php 899.75 to Php 3,339.75


The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection and Essentials are now available at Converse stores nationwide. Visit or www.facebook.com/ConversePhilippines for more!#ConversePHCounterClimate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Elabram Systems Group at CommunicIndonesia on August 31 to September 3, 2016


 

Elabram Systems Group, the preferred engineering and information technology   manpower service provider in the world with the total of US $230 Million worth of  projects since its inception in 1999 and that provides services from Manpower Solutions Outsourcing (MSO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Network Planning & Optimization (NPO) and offices in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia will be at CommunicIndonesia on August 31, 2016 to September 3, 2016 with the  website address http://www.communicindonesia.com and will be held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran.

 

According to the organizers, "Communic Indonesia 2016, the International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition & Conference in Indonesia, is set to be a ground breaking event for the ICT industry and will gather 250 exhibitors from Asia and beyond. This event is the ideal platform for the ICT professionals to network, check out the latest technologies and share industry knowledge. Key focus areas include: Satellite; Internet of Things; BIG Data; Cloud; Security; 4G/5G/LTE."

 

Elabram Systems Group is 7000 strong globally. For more information, contact enquirers@elabram.com, mariagracia.n@elabram.com or check the website at http://www.elabram.com. The company is hiring 200 manpower weekly for the biggest organizations in the world.

Elabram Systems Group at CommunicIndonesia on August 31 to September 3, 2016


 

Elabram Systems Group, the preferred engineering and information technology   manpower service provider in the world with the total of US $230 Million worth of  projects since its inception in 1999 and that provides services from Manpower Solutions Outsourcing (MSO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Network Planning & Optimization (NPO) and offices in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia will be at CommunicIndonesia on August 31, 2016 to September 3, 2016 with the  website address http://www.communicindonesia.com and will be held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran.

 

According to the organizers, "Communic Indonesia 2016, the International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition & Conference in Indonesia, is set to be a ground breaking event for the ICT industry and will gather 250 exhibitors from Asia and beyond. This event is the ideal platform for the ICT professionals to network, check out the latest technologies and share industry knowledge. Key focus areas include: Satellite; Internet of Things; BIG Data; Cloud; Security; 4G/5G/LTE."

 

Elabram Systems Group is 7000 strong globally. For more information, contact enquirers@elabram.com, mariagracia.n@elabram.com or check the website at http://www.elabram.com. The company is hiring 200 manpower weekly for the biggest organizations in the world.

Monday, August 29, 2016

NABH International Accredits Cabrini Medical Center



NABH International Accredits Cabrini Medical Center as its first in Southeast Asia The National Accreditation Board for Hospital International (NABH International) continues to support the Philippines in gaining international accreditation in the field of healthcare. The latest accreditation was awarded to St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center. A non-profit organization, NABH International is recognized by International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). One of the organization’s main objective is to redefine healthcare quality in the developing worlds but at the same time, providing accreditation with an affordable cost. The organization has seen their main objective being imbibed by this world-class provincial medical center. St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, located in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, has always held on to their mission statement which is to passionately strive in providing healthcare needs and deliver high quality healthcare service to improve lives.


The hospital has aimed to provide excellent service to the entire Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) region. They have achieved various milestones one of which is to be one of the only four hospitals in Southern Tagalog accredited as a Center of Excellence by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It has also been the chosen venue for international medical missions targeting indigent people of Region IV and V that do not have access to proper medical care. These missions support the hospital’s advocacy and that is to ensure that they extend the same quality of service to everyone who goes inside their hospital doors who is in need of medical care. “St. Frances Cabrini has complied with all the standards of NABH International. This ranks them at par with the best hospitals in the world in terms of patient care and patient safety.” NABH Director Dr. BK Rana stated who was also one of the assessors. St. Frances Cabrini is the only hospital who is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact Initiative. An organization that is anchored in the practice of human rights, fair labor practice, and protection against corrupt practices. "Although our hospital had all the universal equipment and qualified specialists all these years, the hospital achieved NABH accreditation only when it thoroughly started following all the NABH norms of documentation, patient safety and patient education. 


The NABH accreditation is actually more for the interest of the patients’ care and safety as it ensures best treatment for patient," said Dr. John Cresencio F. Alonzo, SFCMC President/COO. Joyce Socao-Alumno, NABH Philippines Representative and Country Head of Aster DM Healthcare says, “Accreditation is beyond licensing which is the basic requirement for hospitals and even more than ISO certification. Accreditation is a tool that is meant to assist hospitals achieve excellence by benchmarking with the best of the best. A hospital cannot claim it is world-class if there is no third party expert to say that what they are indeed of global standard. 

NABH International, just like JCI, is recognized by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQUA) as an accredited agency that audits hospitals against the global standards of patient care and patient safety. These assessors were trained and licensed to do the audit. The NABH International assessment is more than lip service. It involves audit of the entire organization of the hospital from the CEO down to the lowest ranking staff, and every nook and corner of the facility.” Having an international accreditation also gives the Philippines the opportunity to explore the medical tourism industry that is currently on an uptrend. 

St. Frances Cabrini is the first to be proclaimed as a Medical Tourism Special Economic Zone. Another achievement under the hospital’s long list of distinctions. The NABH International plans to continue extending their international accreditation to the Middle East and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. The process may be tedious but once the organization completed and passed the assessments, they will be accredited for three years. “This accreditation does not only target city hospitals. NABH International also provides accreditation to small health care organizations, wellness centers and blood banks to name a few. Each category has a set of standards that they need to comply with. 

These organizations may apply under the relevant accreditation program that depends on the services that they offer. Hopefully, more hospitals and wellness centers in the Philippines will achieve international accreditation in order for the Philippines to gain global acceptance in the field of healthcare,” Alumno added

Monday, August 15, 2016

Get the ultimate instax savings with the instax Harajuku Combo



 
Since the launch of the first instax camera in the late 1990s, FUJIFILM has continued to innovate instant cameras and make them accessible in today’s digital age. Through instax, people all over the world can still experience the joy of having physical mementos of their precious memories. In celebration of reaching sales of 20 million units of instax cameras worldwide, Fujifilm Philippines has released a special package called the instax Harajuku Combo.
 
The Harajuku Combo includes one (1) instax mini 8 camera, one (1) pack of instax mini film glossy (10 sheets), one (1) instax film box, one (1) instax album, one (1) instax photo frame, and two (2) instax gift cards in yellow, blue, or red with the colors packaged at random.
 
Valued at Php5,279, save Php 1,280 when you avail the Harajuku Combo at Php 3,999.The package will be offered as a complete set and must be ordered together with the instax mini 8 camera. Customers are free to choose which colors of the instax mini 8 they intend to purchase. 
 
Cute and compact, the instax mini 8 camera is ideal for daily use. Its popularity has grown so huge that it revived the interest of today’s millennials with cameras that allow users to print their pictures instantly.     
 
The instax Harajuku Combo is available in Fujifilm-accredited stores and distributors nationwide this August

Sunday, July 03, 2016

High-five to Torayvino Water Purifier


 





 

If you believe that the water delivered to your house, either by the usual utility firm or refilling station, is potable and safe for you and your family, think again. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that may compromise the quality of drinking water, whether coming from the kitchen faucet or filtered and bottled.

 

Considering the unreliability of piping systems in the country, the water distributed by major concessionaires and local water districts may not be fit for drinking as it can be adulterated by old, dilapidated or illicit pipe connections. Water from refilling stations dotting almost everywhere, on the other hand, comes mostly in non-BPA containers, which are also not guaranteed to be properly cleaned 100% of the time, and may be exposed to pollutants during preparation, storage or delivery.

 

Good thing there is the Torayvino Water Purifier––a new filtration solution now available in the local market. Torayvino promises effective remedy to the many hassles linked to having your water sourced from the tap or delivered right at your doorsteps. 

 

Here are the five best reasons why this should be your top choice:

 

1. The four-stage purification system. Producing a 99.99 percent bacteria-free water is, without any doubt, possible with Torayvino. This is because of its four stages of filtration. At first, when the water undergoes the prescreen process, impurities larger than 465 microns, such as rust, sands, sediment and particles are initially taken away. Those larger than 114 microns are then removed in the second screen. Elimination of residual chlorine, harmful chemicals and bad smell comes next as the water passes through the granular activated carbon. It is the optimal hollow fiber membrane structure that lastly removes contaminants larger than 0.1 micron, including the bacteria and other microorganisms, rust, turbidity, and microscopic impurities. This technology, which is also used in dialysis machines and artificial kidneys, provides low elution and high flow rate of water. Interestingly, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals are retained even during filtration. So demineralization of water is never a problem with this kind of technology.
    


 

2. Powerful yet compact. Being a faucet-mounted water purifier, Torayvino is so handy and small that it fits at the palm of your hands. It is easy-to-install, without the need for plumbing. Each unit has a set of attachments designed to match any size of kitchen faucets available in the market. It is indeed space-saving, compact and portable, perfect for condo residents, particularly those who dwell in smaller units.

 

3. Pocket- and Earth-friendly. This technology is more reasonable than what you can get from water delivery. While each of Torayvino's four models is priced from P1,980 to P4,980, it actually offers savings in the long run since it only costs the buyers P0.92 per liter, versus P1.85 a liter for water bought from refilling stations. Unlike other water purifiers, it's more eco-friendly due to its unfiltered spray that allows consumers to save water up to 30 percent. What's more, it operates without electricity, thus helping minimize the household carbon footprint. 



 

4. Trusted technology. Made in Japan, users cannot go wrong with Torayvino in ensuring the health of their family. This holds true to the most technologically advanced country's global reputation for quality and attention to details. Such confidence is further sealed by the brand's conformity with the Japan Industrial Standards. Not to mention, of course, is the certification and approval it gained from the Philippine Department of Health. These are what set it apart from majority of water refilling stations on record that is not consistently compliant with the government-imposed registration and operation requirements. 



 

5. Leading brand. Manufactured by a diversified company called Toray Industries, Inc., this purifying solution has a strong presence in Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Central America and South America. It's a dominant brand in Japan, with 66 percent share of the market for the faucet-mounted type. In the Philippines, this product is exclusively distributed by homegrown company Moduvi, Inc. Currently, it is available in modern hardwares like True Value and All Home, as well as condo-partners.


 

Hooray for Toray! This multinational corporation packed the most technologically advanced and efficient featuresin the compact Torayvino Water Purifier, making it a trulyrelevant product of its kind in today's time. 

 



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