Last Dec. 15, 2018, a history-making event  had four countries in Asia simultaneously holding the  SHOWER FOR GOOD benefit sale- racing against the clock to sell 1000 American Standard GENIE hand showers in Manila, Philippines, Mumbai, India, Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand. But who really won when the regional event reached its satisfying conclusion are the disadvantaged children of the world who no longer have to live without clean water and basic sanitation. 

100% of all sales proceeds of Shower for Good will fund the projects of partners LIXIL and UNICEF through its foundation, MAKE A SPLASH, that will change the lives of these children for good.

In Manila, the benefit sale was spurred by the spirit of sharing that pervades the country during the Christmas holidays. As the 1000th Genie hand shower was sold,  fireworks greeted a delighted Eastwood Mall Open Park crowd of mall-goers and the invited press who have enjoyed  a stirring chorale fest that had 9 top choirs from the country serenading them that afternoon and into the early evening.  With the help of student volunteers from various universities, Manila delivered 1000 American Standard GENIE hand showers sold. Joining Manila were Bangkok and Jakarta who also sold 1000 Genies each,  while Mumbai brought in 448 units sold. 100% of all sales proceeds were turned over to the attending UNICEF representative in each country. In Manila, the ceremonial turnover was led by Alpha Ang, LIXIL Asia Pacific General Manager, Alen Alban, LIXIL Phils. Country Manager, Joralyn Ong, LIXIL Associate Director- Retail Sales and Trade Marketing, Emily Rose Besavilla, Marketing Manager of LIXIL, Liza Rachel Cancino, Marketing Director, Branding and Communications for Asia for Inax and American Standard, to Marga Uy Baula, Corporate Fundraising Officer of Unicef Philippines. 

As Alpha Ang reiterated during the turnover of donation, " by 2021, LIXIL-UNICEF "Make a Splash" would have helped 250 million people live healthier, better lives with clean water and basic sanitation."  With so much good done that Saturday of December 15, 2018, he announced to all that he is confident that that goal is entirely reachable.

American Standard GENIE hand shower is a Red Dot Design Awardee that utilizes 120 micro sprays that shower its users gently with Petal pressure. For the one-day only sale, it was sold at 30% discount. In the Philippines, it will retail at P850.00 pesos, after the one-day only sale.

Get your running gear ready as 7-Eleven officially launches the seventh year of the 7-Eleven Run Series! Happening simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on February 3, 2019, 7-Eleven Run 2019 promises to be an exciting event for both professional and recreational runners. The race was first held simultaneously in 3 locations across the country last 2018, with over 25,000 runners participating. This year promises to be even bigger, better and more exciting. Runners can expect to see new race categories, a chance to compete in an international Asian marathon, and even have the opportunity to win P500,000 cash.

The race in Luzon will be held in Filinvest City, Alabang. The Visayas leg will be held at Cebu Business Park, while the Mindanao leg will be in SM City Davao.
This year, runners will see new distances that will challenge experienced and novice runners alike. 7-Eleven is introducing the 32K category. Runners also have other options: from a short 500 meter run for kids, a 10K buddy category, and up to a 42K full marathon.

The race in Manila and Cebu will have 10 categories that will cater to different types of runners. The categories are as follows:

● 500M kids
● 3K
● 5K
● 5K Buddy
● 10K
● 10K Buddy
● 16K
● 21K
● 32K
● 42K

The race in Davao, on the other hand, will only have 9 categories (all except 500M).  “The 7-Eleven Run Series is one of the most anticipated marathons in our country today,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation. “We listened to our runners and added new distances like the 32K which will serve as an entry point or trial run for 42K.” 

As always, 7-Eleven continues to support Filipino athletes. This year, the overall top 3 Filipino winners for 21K, 32K, and 42K will be awarded cash prizes and medals, plus a chance to join an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Last year, winners of the 21K and 42K races from 7-Eleven Run Series 2018 were sent to Jeju, South Korea to compete at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival where they dominated the top spots in their respective race categories.

To further encourage the spirit of competition, 7-Eleven will be giving away a bonus cash prize to the top Filipino runner who can beat the Philippine record for the 42K category. The record setter will get to take home P500,000 in cash.

Registration is now open until January 15, 2019.

Customers can also redeem free race kits from the CLiQQ Rewards Catalog when they buy participating items from sponsors. Run 2019 e-stamps can be earned when customers buy participating items worth P100 and have their CLiQQ app barcode scanned. To redeem free race kits, customers must earn 8 e-stamps for non-buddy categories and 16 e-stamps for buddy categories. 

Promo runs from November 21- January 1, 2019.

Be sure to visit the official website at and follow its Facebook page at for more information about the race.

7-Eleven Run 2019 is held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, SM City Davao, exclusive sportswear partner, Asics, and official timer, Soleus and L Timestudio. The event is also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia. Official media partners: ESPN 5, Smart, PLDT, and Cignal.
The first ever beauty pageant for teens in the country has marks a new milestone in its history as Miss Teen Philippines 2019 officially opens with bigger opportunities for its future youth ambassador. To make a bigger dreams come true and to empower the new generation and promote the value of education on the global stage.

Media launch held recently in Pasig City, Miss Teen Philippines 2019 pageant organizers revealed its bigger plans for the next batch of young Filipinas who will be chosen for their beauty, charm, intellect, and potential to be inspiring role models for the youth.

During the media launch, the reigning Miss Teen Philippines 2014 Reissha Nicole Villar Magadia, Miss Teen Philippines 2014 Finalist Bianca Willemsen, and Miss Teen Philippines 2014 1st runner up Chaira Ocampo shared their journey and purpose as young beauty queens.

Miss Teen Philippines 2019 will takes the competition to a new level by highlighting the pageant's that aims to promote "global readiness through education" and choosing a winner who embodies all the qualities of a true youth ambassador.

Miss Teen Philippines has partnered with local government agencies to further realize its goals and to facilitate the roll out of the pageant's project with Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, and National Youth Commission.

One of the goal of Neurobion to alleviate neuropathy symptoms such as numbness or loss of sensation (pamamanhid), muscle weakness (pangangalay), tingling/pins and needles (tusok-tusok), burning sensation (pag-iinit), and muscle cramps (pamumulikat) is to developed a moves that our nerves will love. Neurobion in partnership with fitness and health personality Coach Jules Aquino created the Neuromotion moves for the workplace that anyone can do and can even do at home. It can give our nerves a break in a fun, interesting and exciting way.

“The Neuromotion moves can help us worry less about our nerves and give us more time to do other things”  
- Ming Arroyo-Cunanan, Marketing Head of Merck Inc.

The Neuromotion moves was launched recently, in a venue that resembled a modern office space through a surprise performance. During the launch, while media and other guests were enjoying lunch and listening to the resource speaker, we were surprised by a performance of internationally renowned and multi awarded dance groups A-Team and Legit Status. Then, Coach Jules with event host Gelli Victor went on to teach the quick, simple, fun and easy to do Neuromotion moves.

“People who watch the performance will definitely remember The Neuromotion nerve care moves. It’s only 2 minutes long and can be done by anyone anywhere.” 
- Loy Dy-Buncio, Neurobion’s Brand Manager of Merck Inc.

I captured the surprise performance in just a short one though it was captured in full and can be seen in the Neurobion Facebook page, 


Perhaps you are thinking, What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy, is a disorder affecting nerves. It is experienced by many people in the Philippines. Despite this high frequency, many men and women who have it are not even aware of their condition. In fact, nerve health is not a topic that many people actually think about.

There are symptoms of nerve damage, or Neuropathy and these are the following:    

  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness, and
  • Pins and needles

Though it can be caused by other conditions as well. They are often attributed to more mundane causes, such as fatigue or wrong sleeping position. While these symptoms can indeed be linked to such causes, it is undeniable that Neuropathy is a possible cause.

Such symptoms are often underestimated therefore sufferers tend to forego seeking medical advice. Frequently, sufferers report minor discomfort or irritation at their symptoms and tend to ignore their persistence.
Other possible symptoms of Neuropathy includes:
  •      Increased sensitivity to touch
  •      Sharp pains
  •      Extreme sensitivity to pain
  •      A burning feeling
  •      Reduced sensitivity to pain
  •      Loss of sensation, and
  •      Reduced sense of touch.
There are also a number of conditions in which nerve damage appears or can be a secondary complication. Causes and risk factors are multiple and include causes and conditions such as genetics (carpal tunnel syndrome for example), chronic diseases (like diabetes), environmental toxins (such as smoking), alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies (including B Vitamin deficiency), and even side effects of certain medications. This condition can be idiopathic (have no known cause).

Before symptoms get worse and lead to permanent nerve damage, it is of vital importance to consult a doctor immediately. Taking daily maintenance for nerve nourishment may also prevent nerve damage or Neuropathy.

The World’s #1 B Vitamin, Neurobion, recognizes the importance for nerve care and it’s trusted by doctors for over 40 years. Neurobion has a balanced formulation of Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 and is clinically proven to nourish the nerves and acts at the root of the problem.

Bum Equipment as one of the country's hottest street wear retail brand and one of the most iconic global consumer brand, Pepsi announce its first ever collaboration in a limited edition capsule collection. Promising its beautiful collision of adventurous creations that would surely suit the discriminating taste of today's generation.

The partnership reflect in BUM's core silhouettes and trendy looks with Pepsi youthful appeal. The limited edition line is about self expression and the so called "Live for Now" moments.

The limited edition collection of #BUMXPepsi is based on the iconic color palette and logos of both brands. The design elements and street style that can give appeal to the youth. The collaborative line collection consists of t-shirts, jogger pants, shorts and outerwear as well as caps and bags.

These collaborative capsule collection was unveiled via a fashion show in the Trinoma Activity  Center on the 8th day of June, 2018. You can found on BUM Boutiques and selected department stores nationwide.

To get more information about these collaborative collection visit BUM at or follow them at social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @officialbumph.

The 90's favorite cologne has recently re-launch their cologne product with its newest endorser Celebrity mom IyaVillania-Arellano and Baby Primo. 

The celbrity mom share's her motherhood journey during the event as he mention the importance of listing down things she need to do, so she won't forget it.

Cosmetique Asia, the makers of Bambini Baby Cologne was so proud to announced their latest ambassador. Bambini Baby Cologne underwent a brand refresh with a new look guaranteed to appeal to the young ones.

They make sure that it is inspired by mommy and baby bonding activities with fun elements of nature. The new and improved Bambini Baby Cologne features their new scents such as the floral and sweet “Morning Tickles,” the calming “Starry Lullaby,” the clean and breezy “Ocean Kisses,” the cottony fresh “Cotton Cuddles,” and the citrusy and fun “Sunny Playtime” which is Iya and Primo’s favorite.

The official unveiling of the new Bambini Baby Cologne at Glorietta 3 Activity Center was dubbed as the Bambini Baby Cologne Family Bootcamp. The venue was transformed into a wonderland of fun games and activities for kids, including a ballpit, a bouncy castle, giant puzzle blocks and a larger-than-life coloring book, where guests and their children could bond and enjoy the little surprises the activities bring out. 

Bambini Baby Cologne hopes to be a part of every parent and child’s small moments and big adventures. Bambini Baby Cologne is available in three sizes at 25ml, 50ml, and 125ml. It's packaged in an easy-to-go grip curvy bottle, letting the parents and children enjoy life’s little surprises anytime, anywhere.
Sometimes, you will meet someone and it works. Sometimes, you will meet someone and it will feel like God intervened and made you meet. Most of the time though, you meet someone and they break your heart into a million pieces and you start to wonder, “why me?” With hugot still being one of the trending topics of all time, we decided to ask Dr. Paolo Bellosillo who is known for advocating living a quality life to share his thoughts on how you can protect your heart from the greatest stressor in life, a heartbreak.

What are the qualities that a woman should look for in a guy?

A woman needs to look for someone who is God fearing because if a man fears God, he will be loyal, faithful, committed, responsible, and honest. These are traits that any woman should want for in a man. A man like this will never make you worry or fear that he will go astray.

What are the qualities that a man should look for in their future partners?

A man needs to look for a woman who is capable of being their partner in life, not just in the bedroom. They need to find someone with a humble heart and someone who prioritizes their relationship over their pride.

How can you have a relationship that is good for both parties?

A relationship that preserves the dignity of the other person is always a good indication. When there is mutual trust and mutual respect, when a relationship is rooted in prayer and kindness then reinforced by communication, you know that it is beneficial to both parties.

What are your 5 tips for a healthy, smooth sailing relationship? 

1. Pray together. When God is at the center of everything, everything will fall into place.

2. Communicate. As they said, almost everything can be sorted through an open and honest communication.

3. Be kind. If you can’t be anything, if there is no more love, then at least be kind.

4. Be open. The two of you are not the same person which means that you will not have the same beliefs, the same principles, and the same ideologies. In fact, chances are big that you will have different ones so be open to understanding how the other person works. 

5. Let go of fear. Most of the time, we react negatively because of fear.
Any tips to our readers so that they too can have a lasting relationship?
Being in love is primarily focused on the heart, on love but everyday should always take that into account as love is a journey and a decision which both souls builds on.  While the whole world celebrates it, do so in a manner where it focuses not on consumerism or material things because they fade. Be original: play a song, sing a song, cook with love for your shared favorite dish, go to the first place where it all began with your special someone, or go to church and why delay it, say I DO, tie the knot. Just make sure the other is ready and fits in the qualities and attributes of those listed above After All when you Look Through The Eyes Of Love You Should Be Bringing Out The Best Of Me/You, Here There and Everywhere.

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