Saturday, November 28, 2015

Age Gracefully With ATC Grape Seed Oil

11/28/2015 10:28:00 PM 0 Comments

Before, plastic surgery is a practice done in secrecy. Nowadays, its increasing popularity resulted into a widespread acceptance of the procedure. Many local celebrities can be seen looking as if they are not aging. However, not everyone can afford plastic surgery, nor is everyone willing to go through it, a natural and an affordable solution? A supplement that works from the inside out, packed with ingredients that keep the skin radiant and fresh – ATC Grape Seed Oil.

ATC Grape Seed Oil is an all-natural extract containing “Oligomeric Procyanidin”, an antioxidant 50 times more potent than Vitamin E, and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C. This antioxidant is said to have the ability to protect our bodies against free radicals which damage cells, allowing us to have healthier and more radiant skin. ATC Grape Seed Oil also helps in providing relief against pain and swelling cause by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory products and contains proanthocyanidins, which are very potent antioxidants that help in diminishing the sun's damaging effects and lessen free radical damage. 

However, ATC Grape Seed Oil is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. 

ATC Grape Seed Oil is to be taken 2 to 3 times a day, or as prescribed by your doctor. ATC Grape Seed Oil is SRP P7.00 per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

ATC Garlic Oil: Spice Up Your Heart

11/28/2015 09:48:00 PM 0 Comments

Garlic, one of the most abundant perennial plant in the Philippines is commonly known as a sauté spice. As it is available year round in the Philippines we often take it for granted. What we don’t know is that garlic has numerous benefits for our health. One of this is that garlic is known to spice up our heart.
Garlic is known to reduce blood pressure or hypertension. It has long been used to alleviate this said disease. One problem is that the traditional way of using garlic as hypertension medicine can be a bit hassle and time consuming. Good thing, ATC Healthcare our trusted life ally, made a compact capsule that contains Garlic Oil that can be used to alleviate hypertension – ATC Garlic Oil. 

ATC Garlic Oil helps prevent hypertension and heart disease by regulating cholesterol and sugar levels in the body. It can also relieve cold and flu symptoms, assist in the management of mild upper respiratory infection, strengthen the immune system and lower density lipoproteins and blood pressure. Note that, ATC Garlic Oil is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. 

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Bavaria Premium is now here in the Philippines!

11/27/2015 11:10:00 PM 0 Comments

Bavaria has been brewing its own taste of beer for over 300 years. That makes it 7
generations of perfecting quality beer brewed by using the finest mineral water from their
own spring. Bavaria is focused on following its family traditions of brewing high quality
beers for the present and future generations to come. It prides in brewing its finest pilsner
since 1719 and introducing the first truly alcohol-free beer in 1978. With a deep and rich
history, the company wants to share their precious creations to the world.  

Here in the Philippines, we introduce Bavaria Premium as our flagship product 
from the Bavaria product line-up. It is a classic pilsner perfect for the classic Filipino. A
perfect night cap after a long day. It has a profile of a premium and clear lager where you
will experience the taste of a real beer: premium malts, hops, and the freshest spring water
from Holland. Refreshing and light, this beer will make you feel like you’re bathing in the
fresh water springs of Bavaria. Bavaria Premium is coming your way and is now available
in 7-11 outlets near you. 

Other Bavaria products coming your way are the 8.6 and Bavaria 0.0% Malt Drink. 
8.6 which has an alcohol content of 8.6% (Thus the name) is a strong and edgy blonde ale
that will make you feel a special buzz from a special brew. For those who are looking for a
more wholesome night, we will be launching the first ever Bavaria 0.0% Malt Drink that
comes in 3 flavors: Original, Peach, and Pomegranate. An alcohol-free alternative great for 
any party. 

Each of these variants has its own Bavarian twist, so watch out for these and 
experience Bavaria soon in establishments near you! Be Bold, Be Bavaria.

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Seven Cheery Ideas for Repurposing Pre-loved Holiday Decorations

11/27/2015 11:02:00 PM 0 Comments

Breathe new life into old or broken Christmas ornaments with these nifty tricks.

MANILA, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 : Christmas is just around the corner, and without a doubt, if you’re part of a typical Filipino family, you’ve probably already started decorating your home to get into the holiday spirit. If you don’t have the budget for new ornaments and you’re stuck with old or damaged ones, don’t despair; you can still use them to deck your halls with a bit of creativity. Follow these tips from on crafting fresh, new pieces out of these worn but much-loved traditional Yuletide knick-knacks.

Adorn a frame. Got Christmas tree ornaments like figurines and balls with missing hooks and strings? Don’t toss them out; all you need is an old picture frame and a hot glue gun to use them again. Simply stick these ornaments onto the frame and put a picture of your family or any holiday-related image or quote in the frame for a unique wall hanging. If you can’t spare a picture frame, you can do this to a mirror with a frame.

Create a wreath. This is the same concept as using decorations to adorn a frame. Only this time, you’re sticking them together to create a circular form that you can hang on any door that needs cheering up. Form a piece of wire into a circle and use it as the base for your wreath so your creation keeps its looped shape as you keep adding ornaments.

Use a shadow box. A shadow box—an enclosed glass-frame case—would be the perfect way to group broken ornaments and put them on display. You can either toss in Christmas balls alone, or keep things varied by also popping in a few toys, figurines, and holiday ribbons. For best results, choose a color scheme to make your shadow box look simple but elegant. For additional appeal, you can also decorate the glass itself using poster paint or Yuletide decals.

Create a centerpiece. Is your coffee table looking a bit lonely? You can quickly put together a centerpiece by throwing old ornaments in a clear glass bowl or platter. You can even make the centerpiece more festive by laying some Christmas lights over and around the ornaments. Just make sure the table is close enough to an available outlet, and that there are no flammable materials in and around the bowl.

Lay it flat. Instead of hanging your Christmas wreath like you usually do, place it in the middle of the dining room table and place a candle in the hollow middle for a nice lighted centerpiece. If there are parts of the wreath that have lost their evergreen, you can hide these gaps by gluing in—you guessed it—ornaments.

Make Christmas topiaries. You know those shrubs you see outside hotels and mansions that are trimmed into geometrical or animal shapes? You can do the same with your broken ornaments. Just glue them together into any figure you want, like an inverted cone for a tiny Christmas tree, or a sphere stuck to a branch or stick (use a Styrofoam cone or ball to keep the ornaments together). Place the arrangement on an available vase or decorative pot, fill the container to keep it stable, add some ribbons and you’re good to go. The best part is, unlike a real topiary, your holiday version won’t need watering.

Dress up your old Christmas bulbs. Do you have a string of extra-large Christmas bulbs that won’t light anymore? Collect the bulbs before tossing the string into the trash. Brush each bulb with glue and roll them one by one in some glitter until each one is completely covered. You can also use poster paint to give them each a bright-hued refresher. There’ll be enough cheer to go around with these newly decorated bulbs since a single string consists of multiple bulbs, so you can actually put them in separate containers and proceed with brightening up any surface of any room. You can also tie a string to each and turn them into Christmas tree ornaments.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Partners Needed To Help Business Integrate New Powerful Cloud Telephony Service In The Philippines.

11/23/2015 10:37:00 PM 0 Comments

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are seen to be as the solution for the inclusive growth not only in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) but also in the ASEAN Economic Community which is both taking shape this year.  Vinea Distributions, Inc. (VDI0, Knowlarity’s distributor in the Philippines calls on partners to help business integrate this new powerful cloud telephony service.

“We are looking for partners and resellers who would join our journey in providing businesses with the capability to boost their business and increase their capacity to capture sales lead through Knowlarity,” says Jason Hidalgo, VDI Knowlarity Product Specialist.

The cost of traditional PBX systems is limiting the growth of MSMEs because of the cost of installing the infrastructure and also maintaining high cost of communication charges.  SuperReceptionist, the initial product offering from Knowlarity is a hosted business phone system that allows you to record, route, forward, and track every call that your company makes or receives.  This new cloud telephony service practically replaces the traditional PBX systems ‘need to pay’ model with cloud’s ‘need now’ concept of paying only for what they require. 

Hidalgo is very positive that businesses who will adapt Knowlarity SuperReceptionist can maximize this new system in order to capture business leads that are previously lost through traditional PBX. 

“Since this is a new technology, partners and new resellers will benefit a lot since besides helping businesses grow they would be assured that they are offering a unique and innovative technology,” Hidalgo added.

Knowlarity was launched in the Philippines by Vinea Distribution, Inc. (VDI), October 8, 2015 at Discovery Primea.  This is the first ever public launch of a cloud telephony service that is very promising and is invested by the famed venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

If you want to become one of the partners or just want to know more about this powerful cloud telephony service, SuperReceptionist you can visit or call 535.7333 (connect to Vinea Distribution Inc. local 111, 112, 164).  Empower your business now.

Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert

11/23/2015 09:20:00 PM 0 Comments

Manila, Philippines - Lyric Opera of the Philippines and the Resorts World Manila to organize a special campaign for this year’s “Breast Cancer Awareness”.

“Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on December 16, 2015. The event will start at 7:30pm as part of an ongoing campaign to fight Breast Cancer, a disease that has claimed thousands of lives over the years. The organizers aim to educate people about the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and what they can do to survive it. Each ticket you buy will send one Breast Cancer patient to much needed Chemotherapy Treatment.

You will be treated to a night of song and music courtesy of the conductor Chino Toledo and the Grupo 20/21 Orchestra. Artists who are expected to perform at the concert are Jose Mari Chan, Anna Feleo, Noel Azcona, Randy Gilongo, Sherwin Sozon, Franco and Ayen Laurel, John Glenn Gaerlan, Jane Wee, Andrea Melisa Camba, Stephanie Aguilar, Dave de Jesus, David Cicero Pado, Raymond Muyot, Nomher Nival, Mary Patrice Pacis, Naomi Sison and Marie Antonette Pascual.
Tickets for the event are available at the Ticketworld and

About Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is a leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines that showcases thrilling lifestyle choices, unique events, first-rate performances and recreational thrills. Strategically located near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a direct portal to the world-class hospitality of the Philippines. RWM is home to top-rate brands such as the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the Remington Hotel, the Marriott Hotel Manila, and Maxims Hotel. For more information, please visit

About Lyric Opera of the Philippines
The goal of Lyric Opera of the Philippines is to offer opera productions of exceptional quality, and to develop an appreciation of the performing arts, music and opera through outreach and educational activities. The institution wants to emulate and recognize the efforts of legends such as Aurelio Estanislao, Manny Gregorio, Gamaliel Viray, Mamerto Villaba, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio, Sylia La Torre, Mercedes Matias Santiago, Salvacion Yniguez, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Gloria Coronel, Conching Rosal and Irma Potenciano. For more information, please visit

Six Highly Urbanized Cities With Homes Under PHP1 Million

11/23/2015 08:21:00 PM 0 Comments

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These cities outside Metro Manila have what it takes to give you a spacious home that fits your one-million-peso budget.

Many assume that buying a home in a highly urbanized city (defined by the National Statistics Office as having a minimum population of 200,000 and an annual income of at least Php50 million) is expensive. But it looks like this is not the case. According to data from, the following are highly urbanized Philippine cities that boast urban yet laidback lifestyle, great culinary tradition, buoyant economies, and most importantly, affordable real estate.

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Dumaguete City, nicknamed the City of Gentle People, is located in the province of Negros Oriental. This city is accessible by air via Sibulan Airport (aka Dumaguete Airport), which is located in the general area of the city. If traveling by sea, it can be reached via daily ferry transportation to and from neighboring Cebu Province.

This city is also the home of Asia’s first American private university, Silliman University, which makes Dumaguete a popular college town in the Visayas region.

According to the 2014 Retire Overseas Index released by Live and Invest Overseas, Dumaguete is one of seven best places to retire in the world. The index, which was cited in an article published in Forbes magazine, singled out Dumaguete’s beaches, affordable real estate, and good health care facilities are major draws.

So if one plans to relocate in Dumaguete, he will be delighted to know that houses for sale in the city are some of the most affordable. data shows that depending on the area, a two-bedroom house may cost as low as Php410,000.

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The Durian Capital of the Philippines is the most populous city in Mindanao and is also the home of Mount Apo, the Philippines’ highest peak. Davao is also often cited as one of the country’s safest cities. It can be accessed via sea and land as transportation is widely available in and around the city.

The city has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents. Aside from Mount Apo, Davao City has parks and beaches for outdoor fun activities, such as extreme water sports and trekking. Also nicknamed the “Fruit Basket of the Philippines,” Davao City is the island’s leading exporter of mangoes, mangosteens, papayas, and the notable Davao fruit, durian.

Despite being Mindanao’s business capital, Davao City still offers some of the most affordable real estate in the country. A two-bedroom home can be had for as low as Php450,000.

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The capital of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City is billed as the “Best Place to Live in the Philippines” by MoneySense Magazine.

Dubbed the City of Smiles, it has a modern airport , good infrastructure, and has also been declared as a Center of Excellence by the Department of Science and Technology. But these don’t take away the city’s heritage and character. Bacolod still boasts heritage homes of the sugar barons of the yesteryears, while some of its prime areas are being converted to gleaming shopping malls and BPO centers.

In Bacolod, a starting family may purchase a two-bedroom house for as low as Php550,000.

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Dubbed the City of Hot Springs, Calamba is a popular weekend resort destination among residents of Metro Manila. It also helps that the city is at the southern terminus of the South Luzon Expressway, making commute from the capital very easy.

Tourists flock to Calamba all year round. Apart from its hot springs and resorts, Calamba is also home to the second tallest Rizal monument, which was built at the national hero’s childhood home. Another city landmark relevant to Rizal’s life that still stands today is the St. John the Baptist Parish Church, where the National Hero was christened. The Calambanga, a huge claypot or banga in Filipino, stands at the city plaza to represent where the name “Calamba” originated from. A more modern tourist attraction, the Republ1c Wakepark in NUVALI, serves as a respite for extreme sports enthusiasts.

Calamba has plenty of residential areas and subdivisions. If one would like to live in a two-bedroom home that has a beautiful view, he may acquire one for as low as Php605,000.

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A city renowned for its culinary tradition, Pampanga’s Angeles City is also famous for the Clark Freeport Zone, a former U.S. military installation that was turned into an economic zone after the Americans left in the early 1990s. What remained after the U.S. base shut down was a city with an international airport, waterparks, BPO centers, condos, and some of the largest townships to be built in the Philippines. Add to this the fact that Angeles is accessible from Metro Manila via the North Luzon Expressway, making commute to and from the capital fast and easy.

Angeles City’s newfound boom is fueling its real estate market. However, housing here is still quite affordable. A two-bedroom home in Angeles can be had for as low as Php650,000.

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The capital city of Iloilo Province, it has its own airport, a buoyant local economy, colorful festivals, and now mixed-use townships by national real estate developers.

Iloilo also has international and domestic seaports and fish ports that are heavily used for international trading of fish and marine products. These products supply fresh catch to region’s largest supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.

Native delicacies and cultural, historical and natural tourist destinations await future residents of Iloilo. However, the city is not all fun and no business. More and more BPO companies are setting up shop in Iloilo, drawn by the city’s high number of college graduates.

These developments have led to the city’s real estate boom. Aside from the aforementioned mixed-use township by Megaworld, the city boasts traditional horizontal housing in gated communities or subdivisions. A two-bedroom home can be bought for as low as PHP 980,000.

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Most Sought After Location In The Philippines For Land

11/23/2015 03:31:00 PM 0 Comments


Lamudi looked into its 2015 data to find which cities property-hunters are looking for when researching online about land for sale

MANILA, NOVEMBER 17, 2015: If you own either a residential lot or a raw land and plans to sell it, then your property better be in Quezon City, Tagaytay, or Baguio to get as much inquiries as possible.

In a recent data analysis conducted by global property website Lamudi Philippines (, these three cities, plus Davao and Antipolo, are the top five most searched by property-hunters researching land for sale online. Wrapping up the top 10 were Manila, Taguig, Pasig, and Dumaguete, with Las Piñas and Marikina tied at the 10th spot.

According to Lamudi, what is interesting about its latest data analysis is that half of the top 10 most searched cities are located outside Metro Manila. Tagaytay and Baguio are the second and third most searched cities, respectively, and many of those researching about available land for sale in these areas are probably real estate companies looking for potential new areas to develop, or private buyers looking for available lots to build their own vacation homes. Tagaytay and Baguio are both tourist hotspots popular during the summer and Christmas seasons.

On the other hand, Davao and Antipolo are cities with high population (1.45 million and 677,740 as of 2010, respectively), and both are popular with buyers looking to buy land on which to build their home. Ninety-five percent of all land for sale in Antipolo listed in Lamudi are residential lots, while in Davao it is 67 percent.

In terms of the proportion of search for land in relation to the overall search volume, Tagaytay has the highest: almost half of all searches (45 percent) for properties in the city involved land during the period analyzed. It is followed by Dumaguete, where more than a third (35.6 percent) of total searches are for land; Antipolo (29 percent), Baguio (25 percent), and Marikina (14.25 percent).

According to Lamudi, the findings of this analysis present an interesting insight into Filipino property-hunters’ online researching behavior.

“Clearly there are cities preferred by people researching about land for sale online, and we hope these findings will give real estate developers insight into how to properly plan their next projects,” said the global property website.

In addition, the fact that only five Metro Manila cities were in the top 10 indicate that Filipinos are not too keen into buying residential land within the National Capital Region, either due to lack of supply, unaffordability, or both.

Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 34 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 800,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. For more information, please visit

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