Saturday, November 23, 2013

Justice For Girls apparel opens at ATC

After a successful opening of its flagship store at Shangri-la Mall in April 16, 2013, Justice For Girls' second store opened at the Alabang Town Center last November 16th.
Shopping for girly clothes and accessories has never been this easy! Justice has everything a girl could ask for! Be it dainty, funky, sporty or K-Pop, Justice for Girls has a complete line from dresses, tops, skirts and accessories in glittery, flashy colors.

Young girls and those in their tweens can experiment with colors that would look good on them. The color choices are huge. Justice For Girls apparel shows that clothes should be fun and an expression of one's own personality. Walking into the store is a visual stimulation. The prints and color combinations seem to inspire, and energize moods.


There are shoes, fashion accessories, and bags to complement outfits. I love the knee high boots, glitter sweaters and sequined scarves for girls. How I wish these were available during my teenage years! Lifestyle products like mirrors, vanity kits, water bottles and headphones are also available in various hues.


We often associate colors with so many different things and Justice for Girls will surely bring out the creativity in your kids. So bring them over to the store to be able to put some color power into their outfits!

Justice Store
Ground Floor, Commerce Mall
Alabang Town Center

Friday, November 22, 2013

Electrolux introduces its Wear Your Passion Digital Brand Ambassadors


Leading home appliance brand Electrolux introduces its new set of digital brand ambassadors to represent the latest Electrolux campaign, Wear Your Passion.


Celebrity mom Cheska Garcia-Kramer, celebrity chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco, and mompreneur Janice Villanueva exemplify their passion while doing the most important task in the world--task of making making a home.  These moms encourage everyone to have guilt-free time doing the things that they love to do with the help of Electrolux home appliances. “Their passion for their craft and credibility in their respective fields made them the perfect choice for Electrolux,” says Andrea Pionilla, Marketing Manager, Electrolux Philippines, Inc.


“The clothes we wear reflect the different hats we put on each day, but taking care of our clothes consume so much of our time and effort. With the help of the new Time Manager Washing Machine, you’ll have more time for your passions without worrying about your laundry,” says Pionilla. She adds, “Through the Electrolux Wear Your Passion campaign, we want to encourage every woman to make time for themselves and to pursue and flaunt their passions through the clothes that best represent them.”


The event was hosted by Issa Litton.  Chef Bruce was also there to share how Electrolux help him pursue his passion for cooking.


For more news and updates about the Electrolux Wear Your Passion campaign, visit www.facebook.com/thelittlewhitebook or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Philips Philippines participates in the Breast Cancer Awareness

Philips strives to provide innovations that can improve people’s quality of life through its three sectors – Healthcare, Lighting, and Consumer Lifestyle.
In line with its objective of delivering innovations that improve people’s health, Royal Philips in the Philippines partners with two leading medical institutions in the Philippines to underscore the importance of early breast cancer detection. Together with Capitol Medical Center, and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), Philips Philippines highlights its commitment in providing solutions that can help detect or manage the adverse effects caused by the disease.
The Philippine Society of Medical Oncology has reported that the Philippines has one of the highest incidence rates of breast cancer in Asia, as well as the lowest survival rate, because of late detection.
Hence, the survival rate for breast cancer in the country is below 40 percent, compared to the high survival rates of 80-98 percent already achieved in developed countries as reported by the Department of Health.

“We at Philips are first-hand witnesses of how debilitating breast cancer can be. It affects not only the life of the patient, but also the lives of their families. Being a health and well-being company, we firmly believe that by providing people with as much information possible, across different platforms and channels, we can be able to enlighten them that breast cancer can actually be treated, if detected, managed, and treated early,” said Dra. Concon Molina, Women’s Health Manager of Philips Healthcare.

Dr. Molina, who also served as one of the speakers for the two seminars, also explained the why Philips decided to partner with Capitol Medical Center and NKTI. “Philips partnered with Capitol Medical Center and NKTI because we all share the same objective of promoting health and wellness among Filipinos. Additionally, they have a capable medical team, and are equipped with the best cancer management facilities in the country,” she said.

Both medical facilities are equipped with the Philips MammoDiagnost DR, which makes mammographic exams more comfortable for women. It carries soft surfaces and round edges, making the system both comfortable and easy to use. The Philips MammoDiagnost DR also provides perfect patient accessibility and positioning, thanks to isocentric rotation.

Dr. Thelma Clemente, founder and chairman of Capitol Medical Center, explained why they conducted the breast cancer awareness seminar: “Breast cancer is a serious problem that can afflict anyone, even males, and those belonging to a younger age group. We encourage everyone to conduct self-diagnosis to check for abnormal lumps and to seek proper medical treatment at the soonest, so that the disease can be managed and treated immediately.”

Aside from participating in breast cancer awareness seminars, Philips also partnered with leading breast cancer awareness advocate I Can Serve Foundation for its Pink Positive project, a fundraising and awareness campaign that underscores the importance of early breast cancer detection.

To know more about Philips Philippines, visit their website www.philips.com.ph


Tupperware Brands Search for Women of Confidence

There is no doubt the women play a critical role in bringing out the best in the people around her by forming strong bonds that creates positive impact. Tupperware Brands recognizes these strong and confident Filipinas who have achieved great things and inspired others to be the best they can be. It supports women who have proven that confidence brings about power to change lives.
Now on its second year, Tupperware Brands Philippines’ Women of Confidence honors five exemplary Filipinas who helped bring about change, one family and one community at a time. As part of its commitment to enlighten, educate and empower women, Tupperware recognizes women who have achieved great things and inspired others to realize their potential and be the best that they can be.
“Filipinas are strong and independent, passionate and compassionate – a perfect mix of the traits of a woman of confidence. Through the Search for Women of Confidence, we honor these outstanding Filipinas who initiated positive change in their family lives, fields of work, and community through their exemplary attitude and self-assurance,” explained Perry Mogar, Tupperware Brands Philippines managing director.

Each of the nominees were judged based on their story of confidence. The candidates' act of confidence in bringing about about positive change in her family, her community, or in society were highlighted.

To know more about the 2013 Tupperware Brands Philippines Search for Women of Confidence, visit I Am Confidence in Facebook, www.facebook.com/tupperwarebrandsph/iamconfidence and the I Am Confidence microsite, www.confidence.ph.

You may also visit the Tupperware Brands Philippines website at www.tupperwarebrands.ph.

About  Tupperware Brands Philippines
Tupperware Brands Philippines, Inc. is the authorized distributor of some of the world’s prestigious brands including Tupperware, Colour Collection, Ivana, White Result, Wonderbra, Playtex, Hanes, Baby Care Plus+ and Kids Plus+.

On inquiries on how to be a dealer, log on to www.tupperwarebrands.ph

You may also email them at Questions@Tupperware.ph or call the hotline number 867-2222 for more information

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lani Misalucha concert at Solaire Resort and Casino

Lani Misalucha performed at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino last November 20th to help raise funds for Filipino people affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Her supposedly regular show at Solaire Resort & Casino has been turned into a benefit concert after the super typhoon left a trail of destruction in the Visayas, which affected 10 million people.

Lani Misalucha saw the aftermath of the typhoon while she was in the US and felt the urge to do something to help her fellow Filipinos.
Daddy's Home of the famed X Factor Philippines did the front act. Their repertoire set the mood for the night! Their rendition of Whitney Houston's "Didn't We Almost Have it All" showcased the quartet's superb singing prowess. Daddy's Home is composed of four dads, Dr. Eric Dacanay, Herbert “Ebet” Silonga Allan Mitchell Silonga, Herbert Silonga, and Jerome Icatar.
Lani Misalucha worked around the Philippine lounge circuits as a soloist. Her voice talent found its way to numerous commercial jingles and karaoke tapes that people referred to her as "Multiplex Queen" back then. Her skills and experience honed her through the years as a professional singer.

Lani Misalucha has been called "New Siren of the Strip" from the time she arrived in Las vegas in 2004. She was voted "Best Singer" (staff pick) in the "27th Annual Best of Las Vegas" poll by the Las Vegas Review Journal in March 2008. Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman even declared December 4 "Lani Misalucha Day" to honor her.

At the concert, Lani Misalucha wowed the audience with her innovative array of musical style which included songs from Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Chicago and some Original Pilipino Music. Among the songs I liked were Dancing Queen, Loving You, Ave Maria and Open Arms, which is a song by the American rock band Journey.

Lani Misalucha took us to a trip down memory lane. She is indeed the "Queen of the Night".

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Precious Moments Showroom and Restaurant


I was invited to an exclusive bloggers pre-Christmas event at Precious Moments Showroom and Restaurant last November 10th.   Part of my childhood  grew up with Precious Moments cards and other items and so I was excited at see what they have in store for us at the Makati showroom.
Precious Moments is the brainchild of American artist Sam Butcher that started in 1978. It carries a line of Christian-themed, porcelain figurines, ornaments, and collectibles that celebrate all of life's memorable moments. The dolls are made in the Philippines, while the figurines are produced elsewhere. Although Precious Moments items are primarily sold in the U.S., anyone can now order online and have it delivered anywhere in the world.
with Precious Moments® creator Sam Butcher

Precious Moments® has limited edition Ninoy Aquino, Cory Aquino, Khris Aquino and President Noynoy Aquino dolls on display

Precious Moments afficionados opened the Makati showroom in July 2010.  Collectors in themselves, they are in charge of manufacturing Precious Moments dolls and act as  the sole distributor of all Precious Moments products in the Philippines.
Precious Moments® Restaurant serves Chinese Food

Go visit the Precious Moments Showroom and Restaurant to find that perfect Christmas Gift for your love ones this holiday season. If you are a collector, you may get in touch with PPMCC Managing Director, Ms. Amiel Carmona, to know more about the limited edition items at the showroom.


Precious Moments Showroom and Restaurant

95 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Buendia, Makati City
(02) 887-5252 or 387-1092

Philip, Lifestyle Guy airs on TV5 every Sunday


Philip Abadicio has been writing about lifestyle for a long time. He is the man behind the successful campaigns of his clients’ lifestyle products and brands.

As a PR man, he established RPA & Communicate where he mastered the ropes of the lifestyle industry. He is the editor-in-chief of the online lifestyle source, StyleRPA.com. RPA is an acronym for real, personal and all-that style. He has hosted a lifestyle news program for the Global News Network, “Style RPA TV,” and a lifestyle magazine talk show called, “It’s More Fun with Philip,” on TV5’s news channel Aksyon TV. And his latest offering is the recently launched lifestyle TV show, “Philip, Lifestyle Guy,” airing on TV5 every Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

The Long and Fabulous Road to TV5
Philip Abadicio is no stranger to the various lives and styles but like most people, he began with a humble venture that led from one thing to the next. Who knew that his destination would be a show on TV5?


Early Beginnings
After graduating from U.P. Diliman, he opened a retail store called Wild Life at the newly-opened Robinsons Galleria. Wild Life was a clothes and knick-knacks store that specifically catered to the lifestyle of the urban wild. It was an interesting concept at that time that it caught the attention of daughter of the owner of the mall. Through Wild Life and his inquisitive nature, Philip has laid the foundation of determining the next big thing.


Next Destination: Print
Encouraged by the same mall and Manila Times owner to pen lifestyle write-ups, Philip was faced with opportunities to create his niche as a lifestyle figure. Philip wrote typical lifestyle themes: fashion, food, finds and Manila’s fabulous through his column Flip Flop at the Manila Times. Eventually, it would become a source for trend metrics that identified the Flip (in) and the Flop (out).


Mapping Out Public and Relations
With his growing network and connections in Manila’s In and It crowd, Philip capitalized on his professional standing and established a PR agency, RPA. He began with clients like Euphoria and Levi’s. As Philip continued to spot the trends with more brands and services for young adults, Philip brought Bacardi, Nickelodeon, AXN, Yahoo, Warner Music, Pizza Hut and a lot more, a younger and fresher branding to their target market.


Philip utilized his know-how in singling out what’s in fashion and who’s the up-and-coming which fueled his position as a PR authority. He partnered with Paolo Bediones to expand his PR machine and set up Communicate, one of the agencies that handled trend-setting campaigns that targeted lifestyle, and hip and young brands. As his partner became busier with TV assignments, Philip incorporated the PR firm into RPA & Communicate and the roster of clientele included Hennessy, MTV, Ericsson, Dockers and Studio 23, among others.


For years, Philip maintained his stance in Manila’s social scene. He organized creative events and parties for Moet et Chandon, Standard Chartered and Dom Perignon, and many other prestigious brands. His campaigns were also a platform for famous celebrities today, such as Pia Guanio’s stint with Caltex as a weather girl, and her team-up with Paolo Abrera to participate at an AXN event in New Zealand.


From retail to print to PR to entertainment and lifestyle, Philip Abadicio is now taking the next big journey with Philip, Lifestyle Guy bringing his expertise in lifestyle to the audience that really matter: the general public. It is a visually appealing, culturally enriching, and gastronomically appetizing TV show. It is more interactive as the host gives the viewers a chance to sample the featured items by simply tweeting, sharing their comments on social media or texting. As, our lifestyle guy says it: “We’ll give you the surprises, for you to win the prizes!”

Philip – Lifestyle Guy is directed by Dave Hukom and produced by Yanna Acosta. It airs on TV 5 every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 nn. Set to provide more fun, information and entertainment to your TV viewing experience, get ready to travel Metro Manila and other parts of the country with style, as lifestyle guru Philip Abadicio shows you how to celebrate and live a good, happy and stylish lifestyle, whatever status, situations and circumstances you have right now.

Follow Philip Lifestyle Guy on Facebook, @LifestylePhilip on Twitter and @PhilipAbadicio on Instagram to find out about the contest promotions, and other announcements.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jeepney TV holds "Hapi-Hapi Kaara-One" Concert to Raise Funds for Yolanda Victims

To mark Jeepney TV's first anniversary, Hapi-Hapi Kaara-One concert was held last November 15th at 19th East Bar in Sucat, Paranaque to benefit relief operations spearheaded by the Sagip Kapamilya campaign.

Jeepney TV celebration was aimed at raising funds the victims of the recent super typhoon Yolanda.   “Hapi-Hapi Kaara-One” special guests in the likes of Mister Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, his son Paolo Valenciano, The Voice of the Philippines’ Radha Cuadrado, plus the Fair Warning Band performed musical throwback numbers much to the delight of the audience. 
Jeepney TV is a Filipino cable television network owned and operated by Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation.  Named after the jeepney, this ABS-CBN cable channel features classic Kapamilya shows.
ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya was also set up a booth at the concert venue that sold "Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na" shirts to augment this fundraising effort.


Another Jeepney TV show titled "Biyaheng Retro" was launched last Sunday.  Said show will be hosted by ABS-CBN reporter Mario Dumaual and Janella Salvador of "Be Careful With My Heart."


Jeepney TV is available on SkyCable channel 9 and other leading cable systems nationwide. Like the Jeepney TV Facebook Fanpage for their programming schedules.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

POGS advocates 360 Degrees of Protection

There is no mystery behind the high incidence of death among women while giving birth. They are dying because they have limited access to health care or none at all. The main causes of death is the poor delivery of health services and the deterioration quality of care for the poor. The quality of the entire health system must be improved in order to improve the maternal mortality rate.
High rates of maternal deaths occur in the same developing countries that have high rates of infant mortality and this reflects on poor nutrition and medical care. Often, there is lack of access to skilled medical care during childbirth. In the Philippine rural areas, there are few health clinics which makes it costly for poor families to go to. Should they have one nearby where they live, these clinics are unable to provide decent maternal care because of lack of trained qualified staff and lack of equipment.
Filipino mothers mortality rate had increased to 221 per 100,000 live births in 2011 from 162 per 100,000 live births in 2009. Under the Millennium Development Goals (global set of targets for reducing poverty),  Philippines must work towards reduction of maternal mortality rate to 52 per 100,000 live births.


Maternal death is highly preventable if the women have access to sufficient reproductive health care services. Through effective family planning services, antenatal care, and access to health facilities most maternal deaths can be prevented. Philippines’ top obstetrics gynecologists under the leadership of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) hopes to address this concern by shifting the focus of Health Care for women from treatment to prevention. POGS believe that by standardizing health care prevention methods for women in the most cost effective way, we can make the difference between life and death.

POGS  believes that by improving maternal healthcare, we will be able to attain 360 Degrees of Protection. Healthy mothers give birth to healthy children. Vaccines for most diseases are available. Availing of such can save lives.


Our local governments should take a strategic approach to the safe motherhood challenge by creating a supportive environment for maternal and newborn health. It should strive hard to ensure that every baby's birth is attended by trained midwives or skilled health personnel as all women need better health care during pregnancy, at delivery and in the post-partum period. The Philippine government must be able to pass a Reproductive Health Bill and be able to consolidate all local health systems.


The road to attaining our Millennium Development Goals seems overwhelming, but some systems are now in place. Six billion has been allocated by the government to repair government clinics and hospital nationwide.
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