Makati gets into the right groove to fight pneumonia

The Makati City government, together with other health institutions, take the lead to MOVE! against pneumonia

Pneumonia is one of the top diseases afflicting Filipinos, especially children, thus the urgency to prevent this “silent killer”. This is the battle the city government units of Makati and Caloocan, together with the Vaccine Study Group (VSG), the Manila-National Institutes of Health (NIH) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) tackle with the launch of the pneumonia prevention program MOVE! Continue reading


Visit Best Western Premier F1 Hotel for One Unforgettable Gastronomic Experience

Best Western Premier F1 Hotel couldn’t have been located in a much better place. Situated in the heart of a lively and fairly-new community of Bonifacio Global City, which is home to plush residential edifices, swanky retail outlet and a host of must-go-to restaurants and bars. Strategically, Best Western Premier F1 Hotel is set to welcome guests both from the corporate sector, including big corporations that have recently relocated their head quarters to the area, namely, Deutsche Bank, Fujitsu, Ericsson and The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and beyond. Continue reading


Vista Lakefront Presidio

Imagine this scenario a  modern secluded living at the most prestigious urban oasis in Metro Manila.  It’s not a fantasy there is such a thing. Master-planned in approach, multi faceted in scope, intuitively inspired.There’s no outside traffic that will bewilder your morning waking hours. Presidio at the Vista Lakefront is as exclusive as it can get. Modern lifestyle that is unequaled. Yet, its accessibility is its most attractive feature. Here, a quick escape, nature views, lifestyle amenities, shopping havens, and urban access can, all at once, be at your fingertips. Continue reading


Nature Republic is in the Philippines!

Nowadays spa, skin, beauty and healthcare product shops abound in the metropolis. In pursuit of the catch phrase we now know as “total wellness”, metrofolk, both men and women alike, are no longer hesitant to invest their hard-earned cash on products that promote outer, as well as inner beauty and health. As a result, new and upcoming players are continuously thriving and flourishing side-by-side with the international big name brands, promising superior quality, personalized customer experience, and cutting-edge technology in product development. But the question to be asked as always is that: “Big or small, can these companies deliver what they promise?”

Making its debut in this highly competitive arena is a relative newcomer in the Philippines, but a certified bona fide player in the international market, NATURE REPUBLIC. Born and bred in Korea, NATURE REPUBLIC is a new cosmetic brand utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and processes combined with the most natural ingredients gathered from all over the world to produce world-class, superior quality products distinctly and exclusively its own.


Consider some of its precious ingredients, as stated in their tagline, from earth: medicinal plants and healing flowers, seawater from around the world, used as prescriptions from ancient times based on natural concepts and as mother nature intended, processed and formulated through modern technology. Ingredients such as: Blue Lagoon water from Polynesia; Glacial Water from the Alps; Deep Sea Water from Greenland; Ocean Area Pine Tree from France; Hawaiian Hibiscus; Madagascar Butdelria; Morocco Monoi; gold Caviar; North American Kawai; and other similarly exotic and efficacious extracts and substances.

Riding at the crest of I-love-everything-Korean mania that has hit the country for quite some time, the NATURE REPUBLIC invasion is not only timely, but a major beneficial contributor to the skin care, beauty care and total wellness psyche in the country. Just recently opened this year at the Festival SuperMall in Alabang, the flagship outlet was quickly followed by shops in SM North Edsa, The Block and at Ground Level, Main Bldg, SM City Fairview. Because of the overwhelming response and reception by customers of all ages eager for its high-quality products, NATURE REPUBLIC is expected to open ten more branches by next year.


Boracay Celebrates Gains in Beach Management Program


The Boracay Beach Management Program (BBMP), a multi-sectoral initiative for the protection, sustainability and enhancement of the island’s coastal and marine resources, celebrated its first anniversary last 24 September 2011, with an impressive list of accomplishments in seven priority areas.Following a comprehensive strategy, Malay Mayor John P. Yap recognized the importance of dynamic public-private partnership in achieving tangible improvements after just one year of program implementation. Continue reading