Taking the Masculinity back in Beauty – Vine Aesthetics

Buffed, macho, the ideal Adonis-like look.

Being concerned about one’s appearance isn’t something only the ladies care about– men do too. Skincare products, fashion, to even aesthetic and cosmetic services for the improvement of their looks are for men’s taking now.

With beauty-inclusivity conversations going on, men are finally encouraged to seek the aesthetic improvements they deserve. Singer Pharell Williams, star Jared Leto, heck, even Pinoy TV stars undergo aesthetic services, so what’s stopping the everyday man from doing it too? Following the belief that men should be able to take charge when it comes to their appearances without
challenging their manhood, Vine Holistic Medical Aesthetics opens up its #EyesNeverLie campaign, a project aimed to de-stigmatize how men see cosmetic services and turning around the stereotypes on beauty and

The innovative clinic opens up its wide range of services to men, focusing on facial and body contour, enhancement and anti-aging treatments like botox, ultra v-lifts, and other offers that help accentuate and improve the appearance of the face and body, all non-invasive with minimum to no pain. The clinic also has a specialized in-brand, body toning service called Body Sculpting Program which targets and removes fat deposits in certain parts of the body. Endorsed by known male personalities such as Rendon Labador, the #EyesNeverLie campaign shows that men too, can look and have the appearances that they desire and want to emulate without judgment. Remain the man that you are, all without fear and shame with Vine Aesthetics. Services available in BGC and SM Megamall branches. Visit https:/ vineaesthetics.com/ for more details :

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Celebs #JoinTheBoobment with Avon

See the exclusive photos featuring Daiana Menezes, Dianne Medina, and Pauline Mendoza

For the past 30 years, Avon has relentlessly advocated for Breast Cancer Awareness—donating over $939 million in the fight against the disease, educating more than 180 million people about Breast Cancer, and funding breast health screenings for over 16.4 million women all over the world.

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Avon Philippines asked women to #JoinTheBoobment to promote monthly breast self-checks in order to detect early signs of Breast Cancer. With 3 in every 100 Filipinas diagnosed before they reach the age of 75, the Philippines has one of the highest number of cases across Asia.

Representing the Boobment

To highlight this important statistic, Avon Philippines held a photoshoot featuring three personalities whose lives were affected by Breast Cancer. The symbol for Breast Cancer awareness, the Pink Ribbon, became the key visual element during the shoot led by celebrity photographer, Andrea Beldua.

“Here, the ribbon is interpreted through a flowing tulle that represents women’s strength and resilience even in the toughest times,” explains Andrea. “I am so fascinated by the female form that almost my whole body of work revolves around it. So it is only right that I photograph women who are empowered, women who are survivors of this disease.”, she adds.

Daiana Menezes

Diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer in 2018, TV host, actress, and singer Daiana Menezes wants to raise awareness that diagnoses are more common than people think. “We all should be aware of how to take good care of our immune system. If you’re healthy, your own body could potentially help you fight your own cancer cells.”

After undergoing treatment and adopting a completely new diet, Daiana shares encouragement for other women, “Let’s move. Do our part. Behave properly regarding our bodies, mind, and emotional health. Eat what’s really nourishing you and teach others about it. Share the information [and] educate the younger generation on how to avoid having cancer in their lifetime!”

Dianne Medina

I lost my mom in her battle with breast cancer,” recounts actress and TV Host Dianne Medina That’s the biggest life-changing experience that we have. I really thank God that He gave us enough time to have her for a decade despite the hardships that breast cancer took not just on her, but on all of us in our family.

Dianne then became a staunch advocate for Breast Cancer awareness after realizing that family members are at higher risk. It also brought us to this reality that me or my sister, or maybe some women in our family might have it in the future.” says Dianne. “We encourage our fellow women to conduct breast self-examination as early as 20 years old. And as a precaution, I also conduct my own breast self-examination. This would help us to detect any noticeable changes in one’s breast.”

Dianne continues, “I believe that if there are any abnormalities in our breast, we can easily seek immediate consultation and increase one’s chances of successful treatment. Early detection and annual check is a very big help.”

Pauline Mendoza

Four years ago, the mom of actress Pauline Mendoza was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. “We endured a great deal as a family and as individuals,” recounts Pauline. “I’ve witnessed the pain and the difficult process my mom endured. As an advocate, I want to empower others by sharing our story and how our family overcame it.”

But despite the challenges, Pauline remains positive and hopeful that more women will be able to rise above this diagnosis. “The more we learn about cancer, the more we will understand it, and sympathize with those who are battling with it,” Pauline notes. “The earlier the diagnosis is made, the greater the chance of survival, and the easier it is to locate available treatment options. Early detection has the potential to save lives.”

The disease has affected the three featured personalities in different ways, but they all agree on one thing—that both survivors and supporters have an equal responsibility to promote early detection, a vital component in the battle against Breast Cancer.

TLC is all you need

Early detection saves lives, and all it takes are three important steps to remember: Touch, Look, and Check.

  1. Touch your breasts, feel for any lumps and squeeze for any discharge.
  2. Look for lumps, dimples, swelling or any physical changes in your breasts.
  3. Check yourself monthly, ideally 3-5 days after your period.

Should you detect anything peculiar or out of the ordinary, don’t worry because Avon Philippines is in partnership with the online teleconsultation app, Konsulta MD, so more women can take action for their health 24/7. Free Breast Consultations are available until November 20, 2021 for the first 500 individuals to avail – just use the voucher code PINKRIBBON.

For those who want to extend their participation in the fight against Breast Cancer, you may also #JoinTheBoobment by availing limited-edition fundraising items available at avonshop.ph including the Self-Check Watch, the Breast Cancer Promise Umbrella, the Empower non-wire Mastectomy Bra and Bra Prosthesis, or donate via G-Cash. All proceeds will go to the Philippine Cancer Society.

Breast Cancer is not something that should be taken lightly, but it’s also not something to be afraid of. Early detection saves lives that’s why it’s important to know the risks, the signs, and the actions to take should you encounter it—that is the Avon Breast Cancer Promise.

Don’t have an Avon Representative? Visit www.avon.ph or like and check out Avon Philippines on Facebook to find out how you can shop your favorite Avon products!

Radisson Collection unveils chic new hotel in Wuxi, China’s enchanting lakeside city

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Radisson Collection, Radisson Hotel Group’s anthology of iconic lifestyle hotels, has continued to expand its portfolio in China with the launch of Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi, a stylish and sophisticated new downtown hotel that puts guests in the heart of one of China’s most compelling cities.

Newly opened on 22 October 2021, Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi is nestled in the city’s Xishan district, just 20 minutes’ drive from Sunan Shuofang International Airport and 15 minutes from Wuxi Railway Station. From this prime location, visitors can uncover the soul of this waterfront city, which sits on the banks of Lake Taihu. Peaceful parks, waterfront walkways and enchanting temples are juxtaposed with a modern metropolis of soaring skyscrapers and high-tech business parks, making Wuxi a highly rewarding destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

Guests can stay in a choice of 318 spacious rooms or suites, ranging from the 40 sqm Collection Superior Rooms to the spectacular 258 sqm Presidential Suite, all featuring sleep-inducing beds, working areas, Nespresso coffee machines, fast Wi-Fi and smart bathroom fixtures. The Executive Lounge provides exclusive services and amenities on the 27th floor, overlooking the skyline.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi will also be the first to offer the brand’s new wellness concept, The Spa at Radisson Collection, which is designed to help guests achieve a better version of themselves. This immersive approach focuses on three areas – mood, mind and interaction – for holistic health and wellbeing. The hotel’s serene spa comprises massage and yoga spaces, a sauna and an indoor swimming pool with stunning views.

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Impressive dining and social experiences can be enjoyed at a choice of five restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining restaurant Maillard 69, the first 3D immersive restaurant in Wuxi; Lan Ting Ge, the Chinese restaurant that specializes in authentic Huai Yang cuisineJi Bai Qiu, the contemporary Japanese restaurant; and a whisky bar, Elaresanse. Meeting planners can host talk-of-the-town events in 2,400 sqm of flexible function venue space, including an 800-guest Grand Ballroom. Every stay will be underpinned by Radisson Collection’s unique “Yes, I Can!” service philosophy and the fine Chinese hospitality.

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“I am delighted to unveil Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi, as we continue to expand this exceptional collection across China. Following recent openings in Shanghai and Nanjing, this chic hotel represents another major milestone in our development. China is now home to five Radisson Collection hotels, more than any other country, which shows how Chinese owners and guests have embraced this flexible, locally-influenced concept,” said Gary Ye, Vice President, Operations, China, Radisson Hotel Group.

“Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi is a sleek and stylish hotel that exudes the grace of this lakeside city. With our spacious accommodation, five-star facilities and extensive event space, and we expect to become the destination-of-choice for experience-seeking leisure visitors, business travelers, corporate events and one-of-a-kind weddings. We look forward to welcoming the world to Wuxi,” commented Mike Zhang, Resident Manager, Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi.

One of the largest cities in Jiangsu province, Wuxi is located just 125 km from Shanghai and directly connected to this major metropolis by bullet train. Radisson Collection Hotel, Wuxi becomes the fifth Radisson Collection hotel in China, as this captivating brand continues to inspire guests across the country. It also marks Radisson Hotel Group’s second property in Wuxi, following Radisson Blu Resort Wetland Park Wuxi.

Ladies, it’s time to #JoinTheBoobment and fight Breast Cancer

Join thousands of women in Avon’s Simultaneous Breast Self-Check on October 21

According to the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, the Philippines has the highest number of Breast Cancer diagnoses among Asian countries, with 3 out of 100 Filipinos developing the disease before they reach the age of 75.

This becomes even more alarming in the current social climate as medical appointments become challenging due to quarantine restrictions.

Nevertheless, what most women might not be aware of is that they can perform a breast self-check right at the comfort of their homes, and that is a practice global beauty brand, Avon, has been advocating for almost 30 years, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October.

What most women may not know is that early detection of the symptoms is one of the best ways to prevent and treat breast cancer. In fact, survival rate increases to 90% if detected early.That is why this year, the brand is inviting women of all ages to again join THE BOOBMENT: Avon’s Simultaneous Breast Self-Check on October 21, 2021, happening at the Avon Philippines Facebook page at 6PM.The Boobment aims to encourage Filipinos to do regular checkups through a simple and fun routine that women can do every month.

“When you Join The Boobment, your support benefits all the other Filipinos who may or may not be aware of this indiscriminate disease,” shares Marion Limlengco, Avon Philippines’ Head of PR & Communications — “It is very important that we let everyone know that this disease can be addressed early, especially when you do self-checking right at home.”

Aside from this online activation, Avon is also partnering with KonsultaMD. The 24/7 subscription-based telehealth service virtually connects users to a doctor on call who can accommodate medical inquiries immediately. This partnership provides an alternative avenue of consultation for those who might detect symptoms of Breast Cancer.

Through The Boobment, Avon seeks to raise funds in behalf of the Philippine Cancer Society and Breast Cancer patients. The public may either donate via GCash QR code or through the purchase of limited-edition fundraising items at the Avon Shop. The items include the Self-Check Watch, which features a mechanism that will remind you when you should do your monthly breast self-check; the Breast Cancer Promise Manual Foldable Umbrella; and the Avon Empower Non-wire Mastectomy Bra, the first-ever post-mastectomy bra, a non-wired nylon micro-fiber lace bra equipped with soft lining with pockets for prosthesis and cushioned straps for comfort and support—specially designed with breast cancer survivors in mind

“Breast Cancer is not something we should take lightly, but it’s also not something we should be afraid of. But all of us need to be aware of the risks, the signs, and the actions to take should you encounter it,” concludes Limlengco. “That’s what the Avon Breast Cancer Promise has always been about, and that is what we’ve been always been advocating for.”

Help fight Breast Cancer by making sure you’re doing monthly breast self-checks (Tip: Schedule it 3-5 days after your period), and ask your loved ones to do the same. But if you want to take it further and pay it forward, you can also help others by donating or availing the Avon’s fund raising products.

Celebrating its 135th birthday this year, Avon has been supporting breast cancer awareness for nearly 30 years (since 1992), and in that time has raised $939m for breast cancer causes and funded 16.4m breast cancer screenings globally. For further information on Avon’s Breast Cancer Promise, please visit here.

QURE is here: A teleconsultation and wellness website made by Filipinos for Filipinos

A teleconsult website that promises to make medical consultations easy and convenient for many Filipinos was finally launched today, October 20. 

QURE.ph, an all-Filipino-made website, provides a platform for online video consultations, connects doctors and patients for easy scheduling of appointments, and makes available a directory of pharmacies and other health and wellness providers. 

QURE.ph offers a free platform for doctors who want to expand their services via teleconsult amid increasing demand for virtual consultation.

“We created this platform with the Filipino patient in mind. It’s a simple website and it does not complicate the teleconsultation process. Even those not comfortable with technology will find these consultations easy to do. This is our new normal and QURE is here to help you navigate the future of healthcare,” said Gary Libby, QURE Chief Technology Officer.

A trip to the hospital may also be burdensome these days, as the COVID pandemic persists. QURE will help Filipinos find their way through this public health crisis while keeping their health in check. 

“This will definitely benefit doctors and patients. No more overbooking for doctors, and no more long lines for patients waiting for their turn at clinics. Whether via teleconsult or face-to-face check-ups, the scheduling system of QURE helps both patients and doctors,” Libby added. 

Andrea Trinidad, Chief Executive Officer of QURE, said the idea of the teleconsult platform started last year when the lockdowns extended and it became difficult for patients to see their doctors.

Trinidad, who has a life-long disorder called hemophilia and is the president Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines, said the pandemic really affected patients. 

“When I was approached by my friends last year and they shared with me their idea of a telemedicine platform, I told them it was brilliant.  We envision QURE to be an e-mall of health services where you can book consults, buy medicines, book laboratory appointments and even book a consult with the veterinarian for your fur babies,” she added.

More to know about QURE:

  1. The platform is data-safe, both for patients and doctors. Registering is FREE for patients and doctors. Consultation fees range from P500 to P1,500, depending on doctor’s specialization. But for its introductory price, QURE is offering a 50 percent discount for consultations
  1. Registered users can look for doctors for their tele-consult. Specialists have expertise on: 

Cardiology; General Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Integrative General Medicine; Internal Medicine, Dermatology; Otolaryngology (ENT); ENT Specialist Head & Neck Surgery; Psychiatry-Adult; Physical Medicine/Rehab; Pediatrics; Allergy & Asthma, Immunologist; Urology; Sleep Medicine/Insomnia; Ophthalmology; Family & Occupational Medicine; Cardiology; Pediatrics-Pulmonology; Family Medicine; Lifestyle Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Hematology/Oncology.

Also in QURE’s pool of experts: Nutritionist Dietician; General Dentistry/Orthodontics; Dentistry/Prosthetic and Esthetic;

  1. The website lets you know who is online.

Is the doctor in? No need to guess or call the doctor’s secretary. Through the QURE website, you can easily see if the doctor is available to take consultations.  

  1. Find doctors in your area or teleconsult with a specialist anywhere in the Philippines

QURE has a growing number of specialists from all over the country. The drop-down menu on the website shows that many doctors have already signed up. Many more are joining QURE in the following weeks. 

  1. It’s a growing health and wellness community. 

In the coming months, expect more health and wellness features. You will also soon see reviews of doctors done by patients themselves. 

For more information about QURE, you may contact us at support@qure.ph or 0991.398.8781.  To check our pool of specialists, visit  https://qure.ph/search-doctor


The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is bringing back Rody Vera’s provocative, relevant, and heart-wrenching anthology drama on HIV, Under My Skin, directed by Melvin Lee! Although the play’s run was cut abruptly because of the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, PETA revamps the play from stage to video, in partnership with esteemed HIV advocacy organizations LoveYourself PH and The Red Whistle, and UNILAB, Inc., PETA’s major co-presenter.

Under My Skin is inspired by real people and events, and it accurately depicts the realities, triumphs, and struggles of people living with HIV, while navigating an important conversation about acceptance and tolerance. The show introduces us to a number of characters – Jonathan, Greg, Syd, and Mario whose relationships are tested when Jonathan gets infected; Dino, an HIV-positive teen whose status is discovered through a contraction of tuberculosis; Mary Rose, a mother who unknowingly passed down the virus to her son after getting it from her husband; a gay beauty parlor employee experiencing work-related discrimination, and more. Their stories of love, pain, and acceptance are revealed through Dr. Gemma Almonte, who is studying the spread of the devastating virus.

Two weeks before the closing of Under My Skin at the PETA Theater Center in March 2020, PETA and other theater groups were forced to stop their shows because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Melvin Lee recalls how the lockdown was a blow for this play, especially since Under My Skin had been experiencing a steady rise of good traction.

In Gawad Buhay! Awards for 2020, Under My Skin earned a hefty number of citations such as Outstanding Script, Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play, Outstanding (Original) Play, Outstanding Female Lead, Featured Performances for Male and Female, and more.

“Nakakapanghinayang. In fact, I was in denial that the pandemic was happening. There were many good reviews and feedback, and people were talking about it,” Melvin Lee says.

Despite this, PETA remained hopeful that Under My Skin would soon have the chance to pick up where it left off. By January 2021, this hope came to fruition, as PETA was able to gather the cast and staff of the play for a closed-door filming, although there were difficulties due to the limitations caused by the pandemic. “We didn’t have the luxury to shoot as much as we wanted. There was a curfew then, and we had to do a lot of pre-production work to prepare for the shoot and follow health protocols,” shares Lee. “Actors are more concerned with the new medium, but in terms of the intention and the style, I tried to capture how it was originally on stage, with all the limitations we’ve had.”

Even though many people are missing live performances, Under My Skin Online is proof that a new window opens when a door closes. “In live performances, you see the unfolding of a scene right in front of you, but you are coming from one position in the theater. Now that it is on video, you get closer to the scenes and actors because of all the types of shots,” says Melvin. Because of the technology and medium, audiences are given a different lens on the play. “Even if you are seated and watching from a gadget, the scenes seem to get closer to you.”

PETA looks forward to Under My Skin Online reaching a wider audience. The PETA Theater Center has a seating capacity of around 450 people per show, but bringing the play to video enables PETA to tap more audiences who may not have seen the show in its original run. “Based on the reception that we’ve had since the announcement of Under My Skin Online, there’s a good indication that it will be received well,” says Melvin.

The timeliness of Under My Skin Online hits two birds with one stone. Currently, the world is still struggling through the COVID-19 health crisis, but the numbers of HIV cases are also alarming because they have not ceased to increase. “In fact, the number jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic,” reveals Melvin, as he refers to how testing and treatment for HIV has become more difficult in the pandemic.

“It’s one issue that we might think is well-discussed. We may even think that people are already well-informed about it, but when you look at the numbers, it shows that we still have more to do to spread awareness and education.”

The HIV issue is another health crisis that people should be aware of, which is why PETA encourages audiences to watch the play on video. In a time when the arts push to thrive amidst all the restrictions of lockdown, PETA embraces the migration of performances from live to virtual. Although it may take some time before things return to normal and the curtains rise once again, PETA, along with its partners, strive to make a new kind of stage in this virtual era, where we will continue our advocacies and make meaningful theater.

Under My Skin is written by Rody Vera and directed by Melvin Lee. The online streaming cast features

Cherry Pie Picache, Eko Baquial, Gio Gahol, Mike Liwag, Jarred Jaicten, Kitsi Pagaspas, Dylan Ray Talon, Dudz Teraña, She Maala, Bene Manaois, Erold Enriquez, Jason Barcial, Joseph Madriaga, Rach Gimpes, Reggie Ondevilla, Roy Dahildahil, Gerard Dy, and Ekis Gimenez.

Under My Skin Online runs on November 26 to 28, and November 30 – December 5, 2021. Tickets are available at Php 180 for Livestream, and Php 250 for Video on Demand tickets via www.ticket2me.net, bit.ly/undermyskinonline, or through any of the Under My Skin Online showbuyers. For bulk sales, and more sales information, contact Mitch Go at 0917-5391112.


After a successful run of Rak of Aegis Online, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) announces another streaming play to cap 2021. This time, PETA revamps Rody Vera’s provocative, relevant, and heart-wrenching anthology drama on HIV, Under My Skin, directed by Melvin Lee, from the stage to the screen, together with esteemed advocacy organizations The Red Whistle and LoveYourself, and UNILAB, Inc., PETA’s major co-presenter.

Under My Skin was PETA’s last live performance at the PETA Theater Center before the lockdown in 2020 happened – just two weeks shy of the show’s closing. The play is inspired by real people and events, and it accurately depicts the realities, triumphs, and struggles of people living with HIV, while navigating an important conversation about acceptance and tolerance. The show introduces us to a number of characters – Jonathan, Greg, Syd, and Mario whose relationships are tested when Jonathan gets infected; Dino, an HIV-positive teen whose status is discovered through a contraction of tuberculosis; Mary Rose, a mother who unknowingly passed down the virus to her son after getting it from her husband; a gay beauty parlor employee experiencing work-related discrimination, and more. Their stories of love, pain, and acceptance are revealed through Dr. Almonte, who is studying the spread of the devastating virus.

Although Under My Skin and many other plays were forced to close on such short notice, PETA had always been hopeful that the curtains would rise again, and that Under My Skin would soon have the opportunity to pick up where it left off. In January 2021, this hope came to fruition, as PETA was able to gather the cast and staff of Under My Skin for a closed-door filming of the play.

PETA Executive Director Beng Santos-Cabangon says that Under My Skin hopes to continue what it has set out to achieve, providing a space where various HIV-advocacy groups can unite and strengthen their cause, with art and theater at the centerpiece. “We believe that Under My Skin Online can continue to serve as a platform for probing conversations and reflections as well as bringing attention to and engaging the public on the issue of HIV and AIDS. Converting the production into the film medium would allow for more people to see it – and bring to the spotlight the advocacy,” says Santos-Cabangon.

“Amidst the COVID- 19 pandemic, we should be relentless in our efforts to address the problem of access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment. It is our hope that this endeavor will contribute in generating greater public awareness and concern, building a caring community and somehow helping eradicate stigma and discrimination,” she adds.

Now is also the time to generate urgent conversations about HIV and AIDS – especially since there has been a “21% increase in new infection brought about by the decrease in HIV prevention coverage and increase in treatment gap,” according to the 2021 data of the Department of Health. LoveYourself founder and executive director Ronivin Pagtakhan says that as the pandemic continues to evolve, we continue to adapt in the name of the HIV advocacy. “LoveYourself has allocated resources to shift our services online including refill for treatment medicines with XPress, self-screening with SelfCare, and setting up regular appointments for health check up with Booking as we contribute to ensuring equitable access of HIV-related services for key populations in the country,” says Ronivin. “We are glad to partner once again with the wonderful people at PETA to make Under My Skin accessible online for greater awareness as this initiative amplifies our advocacy’s voice towards ending the HIV epidemic.”

The Red Whistle also continues to respond to the HIV epidemic by addressing the need for a change in mindset. “Theater has the ability to move people to understand the issue more. We need to shift perspectives around HIV-related stigma and change attitudes towards our sexual health,” says The Red Whistle Executive Director Benedict Bernabe.

“If we want to change people’s minds, we need to tug on their heartstrings first. This is why the arts is an important and necessary component—especially during this pandemic—not just for awareness and education, but also for behavior change in the HIV advocacy.”

Under My Skin is now reborn for a new platform. In a time when the arts push to thrive amidst all the restrictions of lockdown, PETA embraces the migration of performances from live to virtual. Although it may take some time before things return to normal and the curtains rise once again, PETA, along with its partners, strive to make a new kind of stage in this virtual era, where we will continue to make meaningful theater.

Under My Skin is written by Rody Vera and directed by Melvin Lee. The online streaming cast features

Cherry Pie Picache, Eko Baquial, Gio Gahol, Mike Liwag, Jarred Jaicten, Kitsi Pagaspas, Dylan Ray Talon, Dudz Teraña, She Maala, Bene Manaois, Erold Enriquez, Jason Barcial, Joseph Madriaga, Rach Gimpes, Reggie Ondevilla, Roy Dahildahil, Gerard Dy, and Ekis Gimenez.

Under My Skin runs on November 26 to 28, and November 30 – December 5, 2021. Tickets are available at Php 180 for Livestream, and Php 250 for Video on Demand tickets via www.ticket2me.net, bit.ly/undermyskinonline, or through any of the Under My Skin Online showbuyers. For bulk sales, and more sales information, contact Mitch Go at 0917-5391112.

Finally an All Japanese Ref Van is introduced in the Philippines

Japanese auto and manufacturing leaders forge partnership to provide cold chain transport solution

With a projected 10% growth seen in the domestic cold chain industry, three Japanese auto and manufacturing leaders pooled their engineering expertise together to come up with the Hino 300 ref van. This is aimed at providing the transport solution from the first and up to the last mile delivery segments of the cold chain industry. On a Japanese Hino 300 series light truck will be mounted either a 10 or 11-footer Japanese Cooltech ref van body from Centro Nippon Fruehauf (CFCI). Cooling power will be provided by a Japanese Denso DS2 cooling system, whether the need is for a chilled or frozen cargo condition.

In a recent Cold Chain Logistics Workshop between the Philippines and Japan, Cold Chain Association of the Philippines President Anthony Dizon showed that the cold chain industry is projected to grow to 550,000 pallet positions this year. “And we see the need nationwide for ref vans to transport goods from the farm or piers, to the cold storage facilities, then to the processing plants, then back to the cold storage facilities for its last-mile delivery to the retail outlets”.

This makes Mr. Hiroki Senoo, Vice President for Business Planning Division of Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) excited about this latest product offering resulting from the partnership. “With its outstanding features, we expect the Hino 300 ref van to be a game changer in the cold chain industry. It will fill the need for a reliable ref van and its durability and uncompromising quality will be backed by Hino’s one-stop solution where servicing of the ref system and body can also be done at any Hino dealership nationwide. That will make after sales service very convenient”.

HMP Vice President for Sales Division Oliver dela Cruz adds that the Hino 300 ref van is expected to change the country’s trucking and logistics landscape. “With the tough and tested Hino 300 light truck as platform in combination with a Denso cooling unit and Cooltech ref van body, it is designed to take on the rough and challenging terrains in the countryside. Customers can thus look forward to what is probably the best in Japanese technology in a ref van”.

For its cooling power, Denso has its highly reliable DS2 ref system which Mr. Masahiko Tanaka, Unit Head of Denso’s Sales Unit says has been proven to perform efficiently at lower operating cost. “It can handle the cargoes at the temperature desired by the customer whether in chilled or frozen condition. On top of that, it is environmentally friendly based on the materials and refrigerant used. We have engineered it to work well with the Hino 300 light truck and the Cooltech ref van body and deliver outstanding performance expected of an all-Japan product”.

The Cooltech ref van body uses extruded polystyrene which is a less water-absorptive insulating material. CFCI Production Manager Edd Nieva explains that the production of the insulated sandwich panels and subsequent assembly of ref vans utilizes Japanese technology, process and stringent quality control standards. “The Cooltech ref van body is engineered to fuse perfectly well with the Japanese Hino 300 light truck and the Japanese Denso ref system to come up with a reliable all-Japan ref van. It is the perfect fusion among a tough, durable truck muscle, a cost- efficient cooling unit and a high-quality ref van body”.

Sigurista Parent Essentials You Need To Add To Cart ASAP

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Being a new parent is such an exciting time. Whether it’s your first baby, or your second or third, every newborn makes any parent feel like they are entering a new chapter in their lives. But with the excitement of this chapter comes worries and fears about making sure you are giving your baby everything he or she needs. Sigurista Parents like you can’t help but want only the best for your baby!

To help you get started, here are some of the items you need to invest in and stock up on as soon as possible. It will help make your baby’s first few months some of the best months of his or her life!

Drink up

One of the first decisions every parent has to make is how they will feed their baby. There is extensive research on the benefits of breastfeeding, so if you are going this route, it’s best you stock up on breast pumps, nursing pads, and nipple cream. If you’re going the bottle-feeding path, stock up on quality bottles and bottle brushes. There are also a bunch of sterilizers that you can look into to make the cleaning process easier for you!

Bath time is fun time

For first time parents, giving their tiny babies a bath can be daunting. To ease your fears, make sure you get shampoo and soap that are gentle on baby’s skin, as well as soft towels to dry them off with. Invest in a bath seat or infant tub to lessen chances of accidents in the bathroom.

Sweet dreams all night

Sleep training is becoming more popular among this generation of new parents. Not only will your baby have better sleep quality, so will you! Check out crib sheets and mattresses first, then extend your research to swaddles and hush machines. Soon you and your baby will wake up energized every morning!

Rash protection like no other

A baby’s diaper is one of the most important items in a parent’s must-have list. A Sigurista Parent knows that a good diaper will help keep baby more comfortable and prevent unwanted rashes. That’s why it’s important for Sigurista Parents like you to invest in the best.

Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn has a 2-in-1 Rash Shield that helps prevent diaper rash that comes long periods of kulob and babad. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn  the best diaper choice if you’re looking for superior protection from rashes for your newborn’s skin.

As a new mom, Sigurista Parent Camille Co shares how her adorable little girl is growing up so quickly and how choosing Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn  has helped her savor every moment with her baby. “Sienna bug is growing up too fast! 😭 She’s already learning how to sit! Soon, she’ll be crawling. Someone press pause please. Before we know it, we won’t be playing like this anymore and I’ll probably be chasing her all over the house. Imagine having to chase her countless times for diaper changes too? 😂 Good thing with @pampersph Baby Dry For Newborn’s 2-in-1 Rash Shield, we can do less diaper changes and not worry about rashes brought about by kulob and wetness.”

Mommy Fidelis on the other hand puts her baby’s comfort as top priority and Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn helps her provide this. She shares, “Playtime and bedtime is very important to growing babies like Francine. And ayokong naabala yun just because I need to change her diaper frequently. Kaya naman simula umpisa pa lang, Pampers Baby Dry na ang gamit nya that protects her all day from kulob and wetness. And most importantly, it has a #SiguristaShield kaya iwas rashes! Comfy night and day!”

You got this Sigurista Parent!

At the end of the day, you are the best person to judge what’s best for your baby. Don’t panic too much. Trust your parental instincts. Let your love and care for your baby guide your way. Start with the essentials and trust only the best reviewed products with proven benefits.  

When you’ve invested in only quality products like Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn, you can rest assured that your baby is well taken care of. Camille reiterates, “#ChoosePampers and trust in its #SiguristaShield for more bonding moments and less stress.”

Add this Sigurista Parent essential to your cart today. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn is available in the P&G Official online shops on Lazada and Shopee.


EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner is Gentle, Versatile, Eco-friendly and Effective.
The perfect partner in making your home your haven.

Nu Skin announced the launch of EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner to Philippine media and key opinion leaders via an exclusive media gathering. EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner is the company’s latest product offering in the Philippine market,and is the powerful follow-up to its first home category entry under the EcoSphere brand, first of which was the EcoSphere Water Purifier. EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner will be available first and exclusively in the Philippines starting 18 October 2021, with plans to roll out the product in the Southeast Asia Region in the coming months.

EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a liquid cleaner that works thoroughly as it sanitizes and disinfects any washable surface by reducing up to 99.999% of certain bacteria when used pure*. It features an innovative formula that contains effective ingredients that are not harmful to the skin. Additionally, it offers various dilutions to clean at different potencies for various applications. 

Starting the Clean Homes Movement

There is a healthy living movement on the rise, and it begins in our homes. There’s an increased preoccupation with ‘clean living’ and ‘clean sleeping’ as means to achieving a more balanced and secure environment in the space of our homes. 

To have healthy meals, we must secure the cleanliness of meal preparation – even the areas we prepare it in. There’s also an increasing awareness of health hazards associated with certain allergens and indoor pollution. While our laundry and cleaning habits look to eliminate bacteria, it shouldn’t be at the expense of our skin and general health. External life stressors and extreme digitalization are also bringing a renewed focus on securing a state of mental well being at home. Lastly,a host of sleep-supporting propositions and products that enhance home ambience and balance are on the innovation front line.

With all these insights on the importance of home care and having safe but effective options, consumers need a product they can trust, from a brand they believe in. This is where Nu Skin’s EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner comes in.

Why You’ll Love It

Eco-friendly formula – cost-effective with less bottles thrown away compared to ready-to-use cleaners

Greener profile – formulated with DIMETHYL 9-DECENAMIDE derived from bio-based sources, that covers a wide range of household cleaning applications.

  • Anti-bacterial formula – effective in reducing up to 99.999% of bacteria when used pure*
  • Gentle to the skin – water-based formula.
  • No-rinse – can be applied anywhere, on any washablesurface, wherever you are. Rinsing is required on
    surfaces that may directly have contact with food.
  • Versatile and effective cleaner – various dilutions canclean at different potencies for different applications.
  • Child-proof cap – this feature helps reduce the risk ofchildren opening the cleaner and ingesting it.

Make Happy Memories and Share the Care at Home with EcoSphere

EcoSphere’s heartwarming digital video depicts a story of a mother’s care and love for her offspring. Making sure they are safe while at the comforts of their home. Through this video, EcoSphere hopes to showcase how a simple act of appreciation, care, and love is worth a thousand words.

Agency: Boost MNL Agency | Director: Pochie Lazaro| Director of Photography: Ryan Tizon

EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner Ingredients

DIMETHYL 9-DECENAMIDE — revolutionaryformulated solution designed for dilution to meetspecific product needs for a wide range of householdcleaning applications. Various dilutions can produceproducts for multi-purpose cleaning such as washingfloors, windows, inks spills, sinks and countertops and toany washable surfaces. It is derived from bio-basedsources providing a greener clean in both household and industrial environments.

LAURAMINE OXIDE — cleaning agent that acts as asurfactant that loosens and traps dirt, hence removing itfrom the surface that you are cleaning.
SODIUM LACTATE — provides pH regulation to cleansurfaces without harming its natural state – the keyelements for a multi-purpose cleaner formulation.


The EcoSphere Multi-Purpose Cleaner will be available in the Philippine market starting 18 October 2021.

About Nu Skin

Founded more than 35 years ago, Nu Skin develops and distributes innovative consumer products, offering a comprehensive line of premium-quality beauty and wellness solutions. The company builds upon its scientific expertise in skin care, nutrition, and wellness, to continually develop innovative product brands that include the Nu Skin® personal care brand, the Pharmanex® nutrition brand, the ageLOC® anti-aging brand, and most recently, the EcoSphere home care brand.

Nu Skin sells its products through a global network of sales leaders in Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. In the Philippines, Nu Skin opened its flagship branch in Ortigas Pasig in 1998. As a long-standing member of direct selling associations globally, Nu Skin is committed to the industry’s consumer guidelines that protect and support those who sell and purchase its products through the direct selling channel. Nu Skin International is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSE, Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: NUS). More information is available at nuskin.com.

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