DUBAI-BASED SUPERMODEL AND FITNESS GURU RANIA GAMAL PROMOTES PHILIPPINES AS A MUST SEE SUMMER DESTINATION FOR MIDDLE EASTERN TRAVELLERS

With summer holiday just around the corner, Dubai-based celebrity, model and fitness guru Rania Gamal went to the Philippines recently to discover breathtaking places that will surely enjoy by people living in Dubai and the rest of the Middle East region and will be the perfect getaway destination for the upcoming holiday season.

BATANGAS and MANILA

Rania Gamal visited one of the country’s popular summer destinations for locals – Batangas. Rania stayed at Acuatico Beach and Resort Hotel that was owned by the famous Filipino designer Mama Rene Salud’s family. During her stay, Rania enjoyed the stunning beach and sunset in the property. She has experience local food like seafood, Batangas lomi, Barako coffee, to name a few, where she found exactly right for Middle Easterns to try.

During her stay in Batangas, Rania also had a photoshoot for Playboy Philippines’ Renegade issue where she is on their prestigious cover and for luxury travel magazine Xpedition Middle East.

After Batangas, Rania explored the bustling city of Manila where she stayed at City of Dreams in Pasay City.

With close to 100,000 tourist arrival from the Middle East region in 2016, Rania encourages more people from region to visit the Philippines and explore its stunning beaches and hospitable people.

“I plan to visit more cities in the Philippines on my next visit. I would like to explore the beaches of Boracay and Palawan as I heard they have the world’s best beaches and coastlines”

“With Middle Eastern continuously looking for a place to spend their holidays, I believe that it is high time for Philippines to be recognize as the MUST SEE summer destination most especially for Middle Eastern travelers”


“I hope that many establishment will cater more to Muslim tourists like halal food options and halal kitchen so Muslim travelers will be more confident on visiting the country”

The Middle East market are known as quality travelers – they stay longer and spend bigger compared to other to tourism markets.

Rania Gamal plans to collaborate further with Philippine Department of Tourism Middle East office to further promote the Philippines in the Middle East region.

 

 

 

About Rania Gamal

 

Rania Gamal is a Dubai-based fitness guru, model, actress and TV presenter. She started modelling when she was 17 years old while living in Germany and was the face of Loreal products and the cover of different international magazines. Rania loves traveling the world and she can speak 5 languages fluently including Arabic, English, Danish, German and French. Rania is also a fitness, lifestyle, and health aficionado teaching women not only to eat healthily but also about being independent and being empowered. She had her post graduate diploma in PR & Journalism at World Media Academy, a school accredited by Washington-based ICFJ (International Centre for Journalist). Rania Gamal was also the official host for P. O. W. E. R. E. D. (Professional Overseas Women Empowerment, Recognition and Equality Day) held in Vesna Restaurant and Lounge at Conrad Hotel.

Absolute adds a touch of Disney magic to inspire kids to drink water

Absolute Distilled Drinking Water, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Philippines, promotes a “healthily ever after” for kids in its latest hydration campaign. The use of Disney characters will create an element of fun and excitement, to encourage kids and build on the habit of drinking water regularly.

 

Disney Princesses – Belle, Snow White, and Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa, as well as other iconic Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Lightning McQueen, and father and son tandem Marlin and Nemo will be gracing the decorative Absolute Distilled 250ml bottles. The inclusion of these Disney characters and the positive traits that they embody are hoped to help in imparting the value of drinking water among kids.

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The collaboration is in line with Disney’s Healthy Living Commitment, an initiative designed to help make healthy living simple and fun, and inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles. . This makes Absolute Distilled Drinking Water an ideal choice partner, as it shares the same brand equity and values of endorsing healthier lifestyles amongst families.

“Absolute is a brand that espouses the absolute love between a mother and child, and it’s something best seen when they look after the family’s good health through quality products that share the vision. We are very honored that Disney shares the same vision in this pursuit to promote healthier living among children” said Asia Brewery Non-alcoholic Division- Vice President of International and Business Development, Joseph “Chay” Cruel.

Absolute’s Disney kiddie bottle is an innovative approach to heighten the appeal of drinking water among kids and prefer it over sugary and fizzy drinks. It makes use of the Disney touch to level with young consumers.

The Absolute Disney kiddie bottle is one of its continuing efforts to promote love for the family, by endorsing consumption of clean drinking water that ensures good health.

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About Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water

Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water is certified and approved by the Bureau of Food and Drugs for meeting the country’s highest and strictest bottled drinking water standards. It is a member of the International Bottled Water Association, and is also the first and currently the only water brand in the country to receive a National Sanitation Foundation International certification (an independent, global certifying body for food and beverage safety standards).

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteDistilledWater.

Finding balance between passion and profession

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Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag, Jr. is a multifaceted individual who, despite his busy profession, never turns down an opportunity to work with his passion. Aside from being a notable lawyer, following the footsteps of his father, prominent human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag Sr., he was also a former BEST Center coach and is currently the UAAP commissioner for two consecutive seasons, 78 and 79. On top of that, Atty. Rebo is also a strong advocate of sports development among the youth naming the Mindanao Peace Games as one of his involvements.  Recently, he even volunteered to manage his son’s little league baseball team.

How does he balance his passion and profession? “I don’t,” Saguisag wittingly answered. “I just married the perfect wife who fills all my shortcomings.” Law practice and basketball seem like two different worlds. Managing each would require his undivided attention as they are both time-consuming and emotionally draining. He explained, “I don’t see it as an obstacle but a challenge and opportunity to better myself so I never even considered choosing one over the other. In fact, if handled properly, they can even complement each other.”

 

Saguisag stated that his success as a lawyer, his pride in being a former BEST Center coach and now the UAAP commissioner, his commitment to being a good family man, and a better individual are all because of the lessons he learned while playing basketball when he was still young.

 

“All I really needed to learn, I learned inside the basketball court,” he shared.

 

Saguisag’s experience as a former coach for BEST (Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training) Center, multi-awarded and pioneer in basketball clinics in the country, helped in his values formation. He noted how the organization has instilled in him discipline and a great sense of responsibility. The strict guidelines and high standards imposed and maintained in the clinics and the proper behavior required in the court, along with the values taught in team sports, has molded him to become who he is today.

 

He further explained, “Playing and coaching basketball aided me in knowing the technicalities and rules of the game which is vital in my position as a commissioner. Meanwhile, small details such as punctuality and grooming (like making sure my jerseys are tucked) helped in how I properly carry myself, even inside the courtroom.”

 

So far, the former BEST Center coach and now notable lawyer-cum-UAAP commissioner enjoys the best of both worlds and aims to implement his advocacies for the development of both fields. He also encourages everyone not to limit themselves to their own comfort zones but instead, be open to opportunities, accept challenges and turn these into achievements. Above all, never undermine the seemingly trivial lessons you learn along the way for it is through these experiences that make you who are, regardless of what you are.

 

For more information, call 411-6260 or 372-3066. You can also visit http://facebook.com/page/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc/.

SHARP AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™

The first-ever 4K TV with the world’s highest 8K resolution Filipinos can now plug-in to an exceptional 4K TV viewing like never before, with the new SHARP AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ that can give them 8k resolution—the world’s highest picture resolution to date.

The AQUOS Super Premium XU Series type LC-80XU930X size 80 inch and 70-inch LC-70XU830X live up once more to SHARP’s position as an innovator, with these “first-in-the-world” 4K models with 8K resolutions that were unveiled to the public last May 18 at Shangri-La at the Fort. 8K resolution upgrade One can now enjoy 8K resolution despite not having a native HD source with the AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™.

It integrates 4K QuattronTM Pro panel and the world’s first X8 Master Engine Pro processor technologies to achieve the capability to upgrade image quality through pixel furcation. This allows it to convert images to 8K resolution. The closest you can get to reality AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ offers a more immersive watching experience with a more packed field of view with its tight pixel density – meaning, individual pixels can’t be spotted even up close.

It carries 4K resolution at 60fps, hence the ability to bring out its highest potential definition, and blurring the lines between reality because of technology Rich Color Pro, the primary four color technology (RGBY) that produces a color range 40% wider than conventional TV. Connectivity at its finest Latest standard interface such as a super speed USB and MHL 3.0 allows users to enjoy high-definition content from various sources, especially smart phones and SD memory cards.

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Wireless gaming is also made possible with its Bluetooth and built-in Wi-Fi. It also establishes relevance in this age that relies heavily on connectivity by equipping the AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ with seamless access to content; enabling users to choose from a wide variety of videos, music, and games. It has added features such as the touchpad and the Google Voice Search function. One can easily connect to pre-installed apps such as Netflix, Youtube, Google Play, and Google cast, among others.

Experiencing the powerful and meaningful connections with SHARP is part of its year-long campaign, Be Original, which speaks of SHARP’s core drive for originality and development of technology that lets people be themselves. It’s about originating technology that enhance lifestyles, inspire innovations, and support individual expression.

Enjoy AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ in 70 and 80-inch models, as well as other range of LCD-LED smart TVs under the Aquos series that also offer supreme quality resolution for every user’s delight and comfort. Discover a viewing experience only possible by being connected to SHARP’s original technology. Get onboard the new era of television with the AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™.

About SHARP Philippines Corp.

Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) was established as a joint venture in 1982 between Pilipinas Development Corporation and Japan’s Sharp Corporation. SPC, although relatively young, already have several major achievements. During its tenth year as a joint venture operation, it emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and home appliances in the field, and on its eleventh, it became the first of its kind in the Philippines to be granted the ISO 9002 certification for its quality systems by the British Standards Institute. SPC works towards gaining and keeping the trust of the millions of Filipinos, both young and old, through quality products and constant innovation. Its main product categories are video, audio, and home appliances, and along with its core offerings, SPC continuously adds more products and models to its roster, making sure that each product is tailored to the needs of the Filipino consumer.

Clean Less, Live More with Mr Muscle

Don’t live to clean, live more and let Mr Muscle do the cleaning! With strengths and smarts combined, Mr Muscle can do the cleaning so you could do more and live more!

What’s more? Mr Muscle can take you places!


In partnership with ABS-CBN, from April 28 2017 to July 7 2017, Mr Muscle will reward those who choose to do more in life! This online promo is open to all Metro Manila residents that uses Mr Muscle products.

There will be a total of two hundred ten (210) weekly and three (3) grand prize winners for the whole campaign duration.

Products Covered: 

a. Mr Muscle All Purpose Cleaner Lavender 1000ml

b. Mr Muscle Mold & Mildew 500ml

c. Mr Muscle Power Toilet Cleaner 500ml

d. Mr Muscle Glass & Multi Surface Fresh Cleaner 500ml

 

Purchase Amount Required: At least Eighty Three pesos (Php 83.00)

 

Who Can Join:

a. The promo is open to all male and female Filipino citizens, at least eighteen (18) years old, residing in Metro Manila, Philippines.

b. Upon redemption, participants must be able to show the actual product that was used in the photo and the receipt as proof of their purchase.

a. Participants must purchase any of the following variants with a minimum spend of Eighty Three pesos (Php 83.00) to qualify:

i. Mr Muscle All Purpose Cleaner Lavender 1000ml

ii. Mr Muscle Mold & Mildew 500ml

iii. Mr Muscle Power Toilet Cleaner 500ml

iiii. Mr Muscle Glass & Multi Surface Fresh Cleaner 500ml

 

How to Join:

 

a. Participants must visit the official promo microsite cleanlesslivemore.ph to read the full mechanics and terms and conditions.

b. Using any device, they can participate in an online raffle for a chance to get more out of life by winning any of the declared prizes. (Please see “Prizes with Specifications” for complete details).

c. Participants must register first by visiting cleanlesslivemore.ph and clicking the “join” tab. He/she will be directed to a registration page.

d. In the registration page, participant must fill in the following registration fields:

i. Full Name

ii. Gender

iii. Date of Birth

iiii. Cellphone Number

v. E-mail address

vi. Complete Home Address

e. Participants will also be required to read the terms and conditions

i. They will be required to tick the “I have read and agree with the terms and conditions” box as part of the registration.

f. Participants should upload the two (2) images within cleanlesslivemore.ph, housed within abs-cbn.com to qualify for the daily raffle and grand judging.


i. Photo of themselves and/or their family members with a Mr Muscle product

ii. Receipt as proof of purchase

iii. A caption with the hashtag #CleanLessLiveMore to accompany their photo that should not exceed 160 characters (not including the hashtag).


iiii. Photo entries should be in compliance with the product’s safety guidelines and should not show the product being used by children or around pets

g. Images will be housed in a gallery within cleanlesslivemore.ph

*Image format – jpg or png / photo size – 800 x 600

 

Deadline of Entries:

Selection of Weekly Prize Winners

a. Entries received from Friday 12:01 am to Thursday 11:59pm are qualified for the weekly selection.

b. Selection of winners will be held every Tuesday 10:00AM at the 9F Digital Media Division Office, ABS-CBN Corporation, Quezon City

c. The winner of the weekly selection shall be announced every Tuesday at 2:00pm of the following week. via cleanlesslivemore.ph, Mr Muscle FB Page and ABS-CBN FB Page.

d. Winners will be judged and announced on the following dates.

 

i. May 09, 2017 (21 winners – week 1)

ii. May 16, 2017 (21 winners – week 2)

iii. May 23, 2017 (21 winners – week 3)

iiii. May 30, 2017 (21 winners – week 4)

v. June 06, 2017 (21 winners – week 5)

vi. June 13, 2017 (21 winners – week 6)

vii. June 20, 2017 (21 winners – week 7)

viii. June 27, 2017 (21 winners – week 8)

ix. July 4, 2017 (21 winners –week 9)

x. July 11, 2017 (21 winners for week 10 & 3 grand winners)

 

Selection of Grand Prize Winners

a. All entries from entire promo duration are qualified for the Selection of Grand Prize Winners

Let’s clean the Mr Muscle way and live more! Mr Muscle is available on all leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide!

Herbalife Nutrition Study Reveals Alarming Lack of Nutrition, Hydration and Exercise Among Adults

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey1, which focuses on shedding light on nutrition and health habits, behaviors and attitudes of consumers aged 18 and above. The survey is an element of the seventh Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, seeking to inspire consumers to adopt balanced nutrition habits and reinforce its impact to long-term health and wellbeing. According to survey findings, 8 in 10 (78%) of Filipino consumers are eating less than half of the daily recommended serving of fruits and vegetables, 4 in 10 (41%) do not drink enough water, and more than half (59%) do not get enough exercise.

While 6 in 10 (60%) of consumers in the Philippines believe that ensuring their body gets the sufficient nutrients to function optimally was the greatest motivator to adopting a balanced diet, modern, fast-paced lifestyles make it increasingly challenging to incorporate healthy nutrition habits into daily lives. 
The study revealed that 6 in 10 (57%) respondents in the Philippines found having a daily balanced nutrition approach to be challenging, citing the lack of time, money, and motivation to be the top three obstacles preventing them from having a healthier lifestyles.


Additionally, the Philippines survey findings revealed the following:

• 8 in 10 (78%) consumers claimed to consume 0 to 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, below the recommended 5 servings per day

• 4 in 10 (41%) consume less than the recommended 8 glasses of water/fluids per day

• Over half (59%) achieve less than 1 hour of physical activity per day, with 10% having no physical activity at all

• The top 3 motivations to adopting balanced nutrition are sufficient nutrients to function optimally (60%), to prevent health related problems and complications (51%) and to maintain ideal body weight to prevent obesity-related health problems (39%)

• The top 3 obstacles to a daily nutrition approach are lack of time (57%), lack of money (53%), and lack of motivation (45%).

• To help consumers improve their nutrition habits: 

o 7 in 10 (67%) of respondents feel that having an easier access to healthier food choices would help them adopt a balanced nutrition approach.  

o 4 in 10 (37%) of respondents look for like-minded people to make healthier food choices together

o 4 in 10 (42%) of respondents seek expert advice for a personalized nutrition plan 
When asked about what would help them achieve their balanced nutrition and exercise goals, most of the respondents agreed that balanced nutrition and community support approach, such as that exhibited at Herbalife Independent Nutrition Clubs, would improve personal well-being in the long run.
“As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition is committed to helping consumers adopt balanced nutrition habits, so that they can have a positive impact on their lives in the long run,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, general manager of Herbalife Philippines. 
1Herbalife’s Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey was conducted in March 2017 with 500 respondents aged 18 years of age in the Philippines.

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About Herbalife 

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life. 

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports. 

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2016. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Absolute share tips on how to prepare for a fuzz-free kiddie party

Planning for a kiddie party need not to be too much of a stress, especially having the end goal of making it fun, memorable, and simply giving your kid a knack of a good time.

The first thing to remember is that any kind of party-planning requires work, but good planning with a timeline tracker makes it a whole lot easier to handle. Here’s a basic checklist of what to prepare and expect from three months down to three days before the main event.

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Two to three months before the party

  • Start discussing with your child the kind of party he or she wants to have

Involving your kid in identifying the theme will help narrow down the list of ideas in your head. Plus, it allows creativity and decision-making to start earlier on in their lives.

  • Set a budget

This is the most important part in any party-planning. Managing the party theme, the number of guests, and the activities will depend once your budget is set, and work your best to stick to.

  • Identify the time and date, and the invitees list

It’s important to get on a date that your guests will be free to attend – will it be after school? On a weekend? Or during a holiday? You can ask around and secure the schedule at least two to three months prior. Also try to work on a time schedule that is not in conflict with your kid’s afternoon nap pattern.

 

Four weeks before the party

  • Prepare the entertainment and activities

Once you’ve identified the kind of entertainment and activities you want to have, start booking them already. Get tips and referals from people who used the entertainers recently – so you are secure that they deliver and perform and there won’t be last-minute surprises.

  • Start sending the party invite

Creativity and coordination are two crucial aspects in any party invitation. Make sure complete details are indicated from the date, time, venue, and if the parents are welcome to attend. It’s important you put the RSVP note, so your guests know you are expecting a confirmations before the party.

  • Prepare the program

A party program allows you to track if the event is going as planned. This also gives your guests the idea on what to expect during the party. A two-hour event is a good start for a kiddie party – it gives enough time for your guests and yourself to enjoy the event.

 

Two weeks before the party

  • Plan the party menu

It’s time to get your grocery list ready. Bear in mind that you are preparing meals for two guests – the kids and the parents. For the kids, make sure it’s something easy to eat and prepare; go for finger food like hotdogs, pizza, or smores; and don’t forget to order that cake.

It is important to always have a clean and safe drinking water available. As much as sweetened drinks are best prefered by kids, keep in mind that they need to be hydrated during the party. More so, we balance as well their intake of sugar.

  • Prepare the masterlist

The party masterlist is comprised of the following: (1) the supplies you need on the event; (2) the people who can help you out with clear specific roles; and (3) list of people who have confirmed – continue to keep track with follow ups as the date nears.

 

Three to five days before the party

  • Clean the house

Make sure you’re come prepared with a clean house. Plot the areas where the decorations will be placed so you can rearrange some furnitures if needed.

  • RSVP follow up

Do the final guest confirmations, just to make sure you are aligned with the correct number of party guests you are expecting.

  • Prepare the cameras and the loot bags

Make sure all cameras are working properly – charge it and double check if the memory is enough to hold all the memories to last a lifetime. Avoid last-minute packing of the goody bags – prepare them early especially if you have more than 20 guests to accommodate.

On the day of the party, relax and do not stress it out. Focus on the most important thing – your kid having the most wonderful time of his / her life yet. Trust that you are ready for the big event, and that your friends and family are there to support you. So enjoy the event and make sure you give all the love and attention to your birthday celebrant.

 

Absolute Distilled Drinking Water comes in Disney Character Packaging

Absolute Distilled Drinking Water now comes in kiddie bottles with everyone’s beloved Disney characters on them. Parents can now give their kiddie parties a healthy twist by serving Absolute Disney bottled water; ensuring kids are kept hydrated throughout the whole celebration.

The collaboration with Disney is part of Absolute’s campaign to promote the habit of drinking water among children. It is an effort to change the way children see drinking water; that water can be part of the fun. More so, it teaches kids and parents on the importance of drinking water for proper hydration.

Although kids’ parties are meant to be an all-out celebration, parents should still instill the importance of  healthy eating and drinking to their children. Letting them have their go at their favorite treats should not compromise their daily water consumption requirement – with the simplest way of making safe and clean drinking water available at such events.

Let Absolute change the way you throw kids parties and inspire other parents to do so as well, with the Absolute and Disney kiddie drinking water bottles.

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About Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water

Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water is certified and approved by the Bureau of Food and Drugs for meeting the country’s highest and strictest bottled drinking water standards. It is a member of the International Bottled Water Association, and it is the water brand in the country to receive a National Sanitation Foundation International certification (an independent, global certifying body for food and beverage safety standards).

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteDistilledWater.

Exceptional amenities define luxe living at Botanika

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Unique sculptured tree houses are not only best enjoyed by the young, but are also a perfect venue to bond with their parents

The taste and needs of today’s affluent residential buyers are continually evolving. While a prestigious address remains to be a priority, their definition of luxury has gone beyond the collection of amenities, into how these lifestyle features will give them a richer experience. This is the promise of Botanika Nature Residences, the first luxury condominium in Alabang,that is thoughtfully designed to give its discerning residents above par-facilities that complement their lifestyle.

Located at the most exclusive area of Filinvest City, Botanika is truly the new coveted address for the privileged few, where many of life’s necessities and luxuries are well within reach. There is the members-only The Palms Country Club for sports, recreation and relaxation; Westgate and Festival Mall for shopping, dining and entertainment; Asian Hospital and Medical Center for world-class healthcare services, and top-notch academic institutions like De La Salle Zobel and San Beda College Alabang.

With its turnover set in the fourth quarter of this year, Botanika exudes a distinct south Manila village charm. This low-density development, with generous living spaces and large balconies, ensures the comfort, privacy and security of its residents. Its sun-roofed atrium provides natural light and scenic elevators give a dramatic view of the Flow Garden – a picturesque landscape of water and lush greeneries.

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Botanika offers a uniquely tiered infinity swimming pool that offers a serene respite backdropped by verdant spaces for a fresh, calming scenery.

Botanika, registered under the Philippine Green Building Council’s BERDE certification program, lets its residents enjoy a well-lived life—an extraordinary melding of luxury and functionality. Boasting of amenities that are designed to enliven the body and restore the spirit, Botanika features a uniquely tiered infinity swimming pool that offers a serene respite backdropped by verdant spaces for a fresh, calming scenery. A sun deck is made available for those who enjoy the sun while a canopied veranda by the pool makes it perfect for family and friends to get together over intimate al fresco gatherings. Unique sculptured tree houses are not only best enjoyed by the young, but are also a perfect venue to bond with their parents, along with an indoor and outdoor play area, and a game room for indoor recreation for families. Botanika also mixes work with play, by incorporating a functional business center or library that can cater to those who prefer to work without leaving the comfort of their homes.

 

Botanika also puts the value of health and wellness front and center, with facilities where residents can unwind and rejuvenate. And for those who are members of the Palms Country Club, they will be given easy private access to its facilities from its tennis, basketball, and squash courts, eight-lane bowling alley, garden spa, sauna and steam rooms.

 

Truly, Botanika keeps to its promise of fulfilling the deepest aspirations of luxury residential buyers – lushness, exacting details, and superior quality in the primest location. And with Botanika Nature Residences still on its pre-selling period with turnover of units set in the fourth quarter of this year, buyers can experience the art of fine living at the best price.

SM Supermalls celebrates National SuperMoms Day in 60 SM malls nationwide

Prayers and humor are the two key hinges that keep the three generations of Torres-Gomez women connection strong according to Julie Torres, Lucy Torres-Gomez and Juliana Gomez during their cover shoot.

Unveiling Shopmag’s May cover, SM Supermalls gives everyone a glimpse of SM’s National SuperMoms Day – a grand tribute to SuperMoms on May 14 through a nationwide Mother’s Day celebration in 60 SM malls across the country.

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#NationalSuperMomsDay at SM. SM Shopmag unveils its May cover, featuring three generations of the Torres-Gomez women, as part of SM Supermalls’ first-ever National SuperMoms Day – a nationwide, simultaneous celebration of Mother’s Day on May 14 of 60 SM malls across the country. (Photo courtesy of Shopmag)

“Mother’s Day is the best time of the year to thank our moms for all their dedication and hard work for us. While our moms also look forward to celebrating this day with us, SM’s National SuperMoms Day is the perfect occasion for the whole family to create many more memories to cherish in the years to come,” SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin said.

An anticipated highlight is the Mommy and Me event – a mom-and-kid fashion show – where Jollibee will be giving away Jolly Spaghetti to the first 200 shoppers who will catch the show in 43 participating malls nationwide. While, this season’s biggest treat is the #SuperMoms Fashion Makeover Promo as SM Supermalls partners with SM Woman to reward five lucky moms with an extraordinary gift – a fashion makeover! Interested participants can check out the SM Supermalls Facebook page for the details and updates.

The #SuperMoms campaign was launched in 2016 as part of the SM’s 30 years of fun shopping that pays tribute and connects with the silent superheroes of the family. Always putting their families first in everything that they do, these are the super mommy shoppers who have been largely part of SM’s story over the years.

Find out more about National SuperMoms Day and visit bit.ly/MothersDayAtSM2017. For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. #EverythingsHereAtSM.

This #NationalSuperMomsDayAtSM, Watch our video on the SM Supermalls Facebook page and find out what happens when a family comes together to remember their Sunday tradition for the sake of mom.

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To all our dearest #SuperMoms who keep the tradition of love alive, this Sunday is for you!

 

The Many Faces of a Filipina Mom

She dons a variety of guises and wears different hats every day, but more often than not, she is simply known to us all as “Mama.”

Still, even the very idea of this persona is so multi-faceted that a “mother” can easily pertain to different kinds of motherly figures to us all at once. Let’s take a look at some of the forms and faces that these superwomen come to us as “Mama.”

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The Doting ‘Tita’

Setting aside the dreaded “May boyfriend ka na ba?” or “Tumaba ka ah!” comments that we typically answer with awkward laughs, our titas actually make great second moms by providing guidance in many surprising ways.

How else do you think would you discover the therapeutic effects of grocery shopping if not for her continuous prodding for you to come with her? Having a hard time making soothing interiors for your flat with trendy greens? Go ask your tita. Puzzled about the classy difference between your usual coffee chain and her favorite artisanal café? No need to worry, because tita will always be there to enlighten you, even about the most mundane complexities of this world.

The “Mommy ng Barkada”

Every barkada always has a mother figure who has taken upon the proverbial role of keeping the peace in the group, being the shoulder to cry on, and checking up on everyone ever so often.

She could be the eldest in the group, the years having lent her the wisdom that the ates and kuyas don’t have quite yet. Or, she’s simply ingrained with the motherly care and instinct that her friends often find comfort in.

The Office Alpha Female

She may be your direct supervisor, the department head, or the company founder herself, but one thing’s for sure: she’s the self-made woman you strive to become in the next few years.

You’re lucky if she likes you enough to have taken you under her wing; or not, if she seems bent on making you learn the tricks of the trade the hard way. Either way, her fierce outlook in life and relentless dedication to what she does in turn fuel your drive to pursue your full potential.

What’s most amazing about her, however, is how she manages to be the face of ageless beauty, elegance, and success on top of it all. Another useful lesson, therefore, that we can learn from the different mothers in our lives is how to keep the years off our face through a tried and tested anti-aging skin care regimen.

Complementing their timeless skin care tips—like getting enough sleep, using sunscreen, and hydrating inside and out, just to name a few—there’s a new anti-aging skin care regimen that is designed for today’s hardworking moms and Filipino women in general. The pre-sleep Breathe, Enrich, Dream Ritual—or simply the B.E.D. Ritual—harnesses the skin rejuvenating power of sleep and the youth-regenerating active ingredients of kojie.san’s Dream White anti-aging skin care line.

Three easy steps comprise the B.E.D. Ritual:

  • BREATHE:Relax in a quiet and comfortable spot in the bedroom, then proceed to cleanse and let the skin breathe by washing the face with DreamWhite Anti-Aging Soap. Afterwards, rehydrate, whiten, and nourish with DreamWhite Anti-Aging Facial Toner with Collagen.
  • ENRICH:Revitalize the face and neck with the DreamWhite Anti-Aging Overnight Cream before going to bed to prepare the skin for a night of rejuvenation.
  • DREAM:Unplug from the world, turn off the lights, and tune out distractions to focus on recharging the mind and body with restful sleep.

The kojie.san DreamWhite B.E.D. Ritual doesn’t end when women wake up. Also included in the skin care line is the DreamWhite Blemish Correcting Cream, which is best used both during the day and night to reduce skin imperfections and lighten dark facial spots; and the DreamWhite Anti-Aging Cream with Sunscreen, that protects the skin against the harmful effects of sun exposure.

With moms’ anti-aging secrets now in your fingertips, you too can look forward to a future of ageless beauty and grace. Whether you’re a busy mom, a doting tita, or the mommy of your barkada, start putting aging to bed with kojie.san Dream White and the B.E.D. Ritual today.

To know more about kojie.san DreamWhite and our pre-sleep, anti-aging, Asian beauty regimen—the B.E.D. Ritual—visit our social media pages on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KSDreamWhite/ and Instagram @ksdreamwhite.