Unilab is Tried and Tested

For over 60 years, Unilab has been the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands in the country. On top of that, they have beauty products like facial wash, face powder, toner, hand and body lotion, lip balm, and body scrub.
From research to quality compliance, marketing to distribution, from products to people—everything that Unilab invests in is to ensure each customer’s well-being throughout his health journey. Husay at malasakit is an expression of what Unilab stands for, of who it is at its very core. A well known fact is that there are more than 1,000 Unilab products for your family’s needs and these products are meticulously checked by 3,000 experts

From a small corner drugstore, Unilab has grown to become the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the country

Today, many of Unilab’s products continue to be trusted by Filipino families. Some of Unilab’s popular over-the-counter brands are Ceelin, Enervon, Biogesic, Alaxan, Solmux, Neozep, Bioflu, Revicon Forte, Dolfenal and Myra E. Some of Unilab’s top prescription brands are Vidastat (simvastatin), Lifezar (Losartan K), Combizar (Losartan K + HCTZ), Zegen (Cefuroxime), Levox (Levofloxacin).

These are some of the Unilab products that I actually use:

I really love  Myra products that make up the Myra Holistic Skin Care line which includes Myra Vita Quench Hand and Body Lotion for longer lasting moisturizing effect and Myra Vitawhite Whitening Face Lotion for visibly fairer skin.

Biogesic, Alaxan and Neozep – these have always been my best (and dependable) friends. These are just a few of my highly trusted medicines from Unilab which I grew up relying on. You will always see these pills inside my in my medicine cabinet.

I swear by BioFlu!!! This medicine is used for the relief of clogged nose, runny nose, postnasal drip, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, headache, body aches, and fever associated with flu, common cold, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and other minor respiratory tract infections. They also help decongest sinus openings and passages.

Celeteque has been with us for years. Providing solutions and advance treatment for our skin, face and lips. And I’m happy that Celeteque will not stop in helping our skin gets that special treatment that will help us to have radiant and nourished skin.


Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village

Enjoy great savings from Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences Summer Promo Packages

Picar Development launches its Summer Promo Packages for those who want to own their dream home located in its two prime developments, Ara Vista Village in General Trias, Cavite, and AMA Tower Residences.Own your dream home now in Ara Vista Village and get appliances like one (1) home theater showcase that includes a 32” TV and DVD player, one (1) 8 cu. ft. refrigerator, and one (1) horse-power air-conditioning unit for free. The promo is open to all buyers of Ara Vista Village Ready for Occupancy (RFO) units and runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016.

All you have to do is move in to receive the free appliances and enjoy the other rewards of owning a house in Ara Vista Village. Aside from pioneering the concept of a Telepolis or a Wi-Fi enabled township, Ara Vista Village provides other first-class amenities like a fully-equipped clubhouse, theme park, and its very own AMA Medical school that’s soon to rise within the village.

To qualify for this promo, the buyer should complete the requirements: fully signed reservation agreement, paid reservation agreement, and 1st downpayment, all basic documentary requirements, and move-in requirements.

This promo is non-transferable and non-convertible to cash and is valid in conjunction with existing discounts such as spot payments, outright payments and the like.

On the other hand, the Rainy Season Promo for AMA Tower Residences enables buyers to enjoy big savings of up to Php 100,000 on their downpayment. Enjoy the huge savings and relish the idea of owning a unit at AMA Tower Residences, a 34-storey small office-home office condominium development along EDSA Ortigas. This promo runs from May 1 to July 31, 2016.You can save Php 20,000 on a studio unit, Php 40,000 on a 1BR unit, Php 60,000 on a 2BR unit, Php 80,000 on a Loft unit, and Php 100,000 on a Bi-level unit.

The discount shall be deducted from the buyer’s list price (LP) and shall be applied to the down payment (DP) making the buyer’s initial cash outlays lower and affordable.

The discount applies to the buyer’s account upon completion of the following requirements: a fully signed reservation agreement, paid reservation fee and 1st downpayment, and all basic documentary requirements. This promo is valid in conjunction with existing discounts such as spot payments, outright payments and the like.

To learn more about Ara Vista Village and AMA Tower Residences, visit www.aravista.com and www.amatower.com or call +632.833.3443 / +632.552.2825.


Preparing Your Child For School

As the new school year makes its presence felt with all the back-to-school promos in the malls, most parents busy themselves with making sure that everything their children need for the academic year is covered – from notebooks to school shoes.

However when the mad rush to be ready for school finally subsides and parents look at their children, what do they really see — excitement or more of nervousness? 

Change can be stressful for people, especially for children who may mirror the nervousness and excitement of their parents as they take a big step towards personal growth.

As such, parents having a clear and positive disposition can help children embrace their new experience with much openness and joy. As a result, more learning can be absorbed by children. Parents have the power to prepare their children better by identifying possible leverage actions. 

The identification of leverage points, or understanding that small actions can produce big, desirable results, is one of the habits of a systems thinker.

Systems Thinking, which is now being practiced by multi-national companies and in many schools in the United States, is loosely defined as a way of thinking that sees the bigger picture and how the parts of a system interact with each other, making an individual more critical and grounded on how change happens and what possible responses can be done to yield positive results. Given adequate training and exposure to this way of thinking, an individual increases his chance at personal success by not being easily overwhelmed by change.Systems Thinking is one of the newer 21st century-apt approaches to education, which has a diverse range of sources – one of which is Peter Senge, an American systems scientist who is also a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States and the founder of Society for Organizational Learning.

In the Philippines, Benedictine International School (BIS) which is located in Quezon City has pioneered in incorporating systems thinking in the Philippine education curriculum. Apart from being known to have a family atmosphere, BIS has been practicing Systems Thinking and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for several years now and has been happily assisting parents in helping children become more adaptive to changes. 

Having a systems thinking mindset, parents can help children be ready for school by doing the following three things: 
1. Create a Goal together 

It is important for children to find value in what they do. Oftentimes, children ask “Why do I have to do it?” And the answer may not be obvious to them as they are to us, parents. Having a clearer view of the bigger picture, we should be able to gently guide them towards understanding what lies ahead of them and aligning our dreams for them with that of what is meaningful for them at the moment. Goals may not necessarily be immediately big, but must always work towards and accomplishment of a bigger objective. Breaking down big tasks and manage expectations so that your child may actually feel empowered being able to achieve personal success one day at a time. 
2. Establish study habits at home

To establish study habits at home is an exemplification of another systems thinking principle which states that structures generate behavior. Taking this to heart, it is important to provide structures that will help prepare children for the rigors of school work and sustain the gains that their experience may bring. Sit down with your child and have a clear picture of how a school day may go and come up with a schedule that reflects the life balance that you want for him/her.
3. Foster an environment that allows open communication to happen 

By actually sitting down with their children and helping them identify feelings about school – both excitement and concerns – parents may actually be in a better position to correct false assumptions about school life. In an honest, open, and trusting communication, parents would be able to assure a child that support will always be there and hopefully, they find courage in exploring the world responsibly. Let your child feel that he can share his feelings without being judged and allow him to surface his assumptions, identifying which ones are limiting beliefs and which ones are actually good for him.

Seriously get involved in your child’s education by knowing new approaches like Systems Thinking. Call Benedictine International School at +632.951.8960 / 951.7154 / 951.7454 and learn more about how you can help your child be successful in all avenues of life. You may also visit the school website at www.benedictine.edu.ph or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BISphilippines.


A showcase of beauty for a cause at Pontefino Hotel & Residences

 MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2016. Resort Wear Competition & Swimsuit Fashion Show 

It was a hot sizzling night as 46 candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth paraded in beach wear for the Swimsuit Fashion Show and Resort Wear Competition at Pontefino Hotel & Residences, Batangas City.
For five years now, the hotel has served as the venue for the pageant’s resort wear competition. Within the township of Pontefino Estate, it’s stylish architectural design and stunning outdoor poolside was a picturesque backdrop for the competition. The poolside, which features a 25-meter swimming pool and children’s wading pool, was transformed into a runway for the beauties who donned the resort wear of their choice. Aside from showcasing their sense of style, the candidates shared their environmental advocacies to the panel of judges, media and guests.Winning the gold award for the resort wear competition was Rachelle Quiñonez of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro. Following close behind was silver medal winner Bellatrix Tan of Zamboanga City, while gaining bronze medal was Nina Sherra Tagalog of Palo, Leyte. Special awards such as the Miss Pontefino Hotel and Miss Pontefino Residences were given to Krissandra Marie Abel of Lobo, Batangas, and Imelda Schweighart, respectively. Awards were presented by Pontefino Estates Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Fely Ramos and Chief Finance Officer Edgardo Tantoco.

After the evening spectacle, everyone headed to the hotel rooms for a good night’s rest. Each room at Pontefino Hotel & Residences is well appointed and spacious, with complete amenities for a busy traveler. Guests get a stunning view of the hotel’s poolside and the San Francisco inspired townhomes of Pontefino Residences from their rooms- relaxing evening visuals and charming images to wake up to come morning.True to their pledge of being environmental warriors, Miss Philippines Earth candidates headed out for the scheduled tree planting activity despite heavy rain the following morning. Candidates and event representatives and partners participated in planting mangroves along the Calumpang riverside for the Calumpang River Rehabilitation Project, a continuing eco project of the Batangas City ENRO, headed by Oliver Gonzales and supported by the Miss Earth Philippines Organization, in cooperation with Pontefino Estates.“Pontefino Estates take an active role in the community through its constant support to the Miss Philippines Earth Organization and other environmental advocacies of the local government. We strive hard to contribute efficiently to the overall well-being of the community. We are very happy to work hand in hand with the local government and other organizations, such as the Metro Batangas Business Club and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in launching projects for the protection of the environment,” said Ramos.

About Calumpang River Rehabilitation Project

Calumpang River is one of the most important natural resources in Batangas City which encompasses neighboring municipalities of Ibaan, Taysan and Rosario. The Batangas City Government have been taking an active role in its rehabilitation to convert its polluted state into a productive resource for agriculture, irrigation and livestock. Contact the Batangas City Government directly to support and participate in this worthy cause. 

About PonteFino Hotel & Residences:

PonteFino Hotel & Residences has been presenting the Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth Resort Wear Competitions for about five (5) years now, in support of environmental and ecological efforts to better the community. PonteFino Hotel & Residences has been the preferred choice for accommodation and event requirements of business and leisure minded clients for over a decade. PonteFino Hotel & Residences is part of the growing community built within PonteFino Estates. To get the latest news and offers, follow PonteFino Hotel & Residences on Facebook and Instagram @HotelPonteFino.

About PonteFino Estates:

PonteFino Estates is a premier large-scale township developer focused on bridging life and leisure for families and investors. PonteFino Estates continues to build a holistic lifestyle within its community with security, connectivity and modern conveniences at its forefront. To inquire about the variety of available properties for sale or lease, visit www.pontefinoresidences.com.


For further details regarding PonteFino Hotel & Residences and PonteFino Estates and its advocacies:


PonteFino Estates, Gov. Antonio Carpio Road, Gulod Labac, Batangas City Philippines

(043) 723-3466 | (0917) 5054214

Email: reservations@pontefinohotel.com

www.pontefinohotel.com | www.pontefinoresidences.com


Music and Travel

Music and travel go hand in hand – all the best people love both. It’s amazing how a specific tune can take you back to a place in time and awaken all the senses you felt at that particular place in time. Popular travel tunes often include something by Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Men at Work with Down Under – anyone who’s been to Oz will have great memories of that particular one – and a bit of Toto with Africa. Whatever your top travel tune is, chances are some of the best moments of your gap year will be tied up in music and all those memories will come flooding back in years to come when you’re old and grey and listening to music perched on your hoverboard with fab plugins

Across the world there are bar crawls and party tours with music at their heart. Join one of these in a new, or familiar, destination and you’ll meet new people and see a place from a different perspective.

There are the big parties like the Full Moon Party in Thailand and the raves on Goa Beach that will always be popular with gappers. Then there are the small impromptu celebrations that just happen and are just as memorable and all the more unique. Enjoy and revel in both!


Win 3 Days and 2 Nights Stay at the Bellevue Bohol

Win 3 Days and 2 Nights Stay at the Bellevue Bohol with Jeunesse Anion Testimonial Promo

Midyear is here and we think it’s an ideal period to tick off another bucket list. So here’s a treat that will enhance your motivation and make you look forward to the next half of 2016: A chance to win three days and two nights stay at The Bellevue Bohol for two, six months of unlimited gym usage and group exercise package at Sante Impact System, and six months supply of Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners with Omizu Beautifying Natural Spring Water!

Get ahead on your next travel with a well-deserved escape you’ve been dreaming about. Simply make a video of yourself maximum of 60 seconds and tell us why Jeunesse Anion is your favorite sanitary napkin and liner. Send your video on or until June 25 to wellgoldinternational@gmail.com with your name, contact number, address, and age. Don’t miss to tell your friends to vote by sharing or liking the video that will be posted on Jeunesse Anion Facebook fan page until June 30. Remember that shares and likes are crucial for your victory since it constitute 50% of the total score with a cut off of until July 1, 12 MN. Contest is open to all Metro Manila women residents 18 years old and above only. Here’s a peak of what’s in store for the winner!

Take a break at the Bellevue Resort Bohol, the idyllic destination both for beach lovers and staycation fans. A secluded and spacious hideaway minus the crowd, its topnotch facilities and gamut of wellness activities make it a favorable year-round vacation home. What’s more, your sunbathing fantasies can be added with recreation activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and speed boating. You can also opt for an hour of running, biking, or be part of the aqua zumba session to intensify your movements and increase the release of happy hormone serotonin. Food choices will equally excite you as the menu abounds with organically grown ingredients freshly picked from the hotel’s very own backyard. Glorious food, super-chic beach ambiance, and a restorative crib for three days and two nights will surely give you a luxurious holiday feel.

As for the fitness plan that you can maximize on your own time, Sante Impact System is providing six months of unlimited gym usage and group exercise package. Conveniently located at the Eton Cyberpod Corinthian, the country’s pioneer fitness-sports rehab facility in one features an Integrated and Comprehensive Training and Rehabilitation Management System, which is considered the highest and most complete approach to fitness encompassing conditioning, injury, nutrition, and rehabilitation. So whether you’re a serious athlete or working out for wellness, breaking a sweat in Sante Impact System’s sophisticated facilities combined with the right technique will help you achieve your personal goals.

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The gift of beauty, fitness, and pampering are bound to be yours soon. From Jeunesse Anion odor and bacteria reducing benefits to its soft but highly absorbent virgin pulp material, make sure to let us know what you love about the brand through your testimonial video for a chance to win these bunch of prizes. Meanwhile, visit now Jeunesse Anion Facebook fan page and www.jeunesseanion.com for full details of the official contest rules.

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