7-Eleven Run 2019 awards runners from Manila, Cebu, and Davao

The country’s go-to convenience chain, 7-Eleven, officially marked its seventh year of promoting health among its consumers through a fun-filled sports and wellness activity, the 7-Eleven Run.


7-Eleven Run 2019 brought together professional and recreational runners from different parts of the country into a nationwide gathering, where they showcased their love for the sport while spending time with friends and family. The event took place in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last February 3, 2019.




This is the second year that the company held the 7-Eleven Run simultaneously throughout the country. In 2018, over 25,000 participants joined the event as they vied for a podium finish.


Races were held at Filinvest City, Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM Davao. The race in Manila and Cebu both had 10 different categories that catered to all types of runners: 500M, 3K, 5K, 5K Buddy, 10K, 10K Buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K, and 42K. On the other hand, the race in Davao, had only 9 categories, excluding 500M.


The overall top 3 Filipino winners from the 42K, 32K, and 21K categories will be participating at the Phuket International Marathon in Thailand from June 7 to 10, 2019.




1st: Bryan Quiamco (Davao) 2:39:43 1st: Maricar Camacho (Manila) 3:20:05
2nd: Anthony Nerza (Manila) 2:40:16 2nd: April Rose Diaz (Davao)


3rd: Richeel Languido (Davao) 2:43:08 3rd:Cinderella Lorenzo (Manila)









1st: Azlan Pagay (Cebu) 1:56:53 1st: Ruffa Sorongon (Cebu) 2:22:01
2nd: Rafael Poliquit (Cebu) 1:57:56 2nd: Raterta Luisa (Manila) 2:25:31
3rd: Joerge Andrade (Manila) 1:59:11 3rd: Jocelyn Elijeran (Manila) 2:32:08





1st: Prince Joey Lee (Cebu) 1:12:22 1st: Mary Joy Tabal (Cebu) 1:24:39
2nd: Richard Salano (Manila) 1:13:11 2nd: Christine Hallasgo (Davao) 1:27:47
3rd: Jerald Zabala (Davao) 1:14:32 3rd: Christabel Martes (Manila) 1:28:48


Unfortunately, no one was able to take home the Php 500,000 cash prize since the current Philippine National Record for the 42K category men’s (2:18:44) and women’s (2.43:00) was not broken by any of the overall top Filipino placers.


“The 7-Eleven Run series is regarded as one of the most anticipated marathons in the country today,” Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation said. “This year, we’ve made it more interesting by adding more categories to better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast—from the recreational runner to the professional athlete. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the 7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country.”


Be sure to visit the official website at https://run711.com/ and follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 for more information.


7-Eleven Run 2019 was held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM City Davao. Official timing partners: Soleus and L Timestudio. Official media partners: ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, and Cignal. Official sportswear partner: Under Armour.


The event was also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia.


Filipinos advised: Hand wash with soap frequently to prevent measles

Filipinos are urged to be vigilant in protecting themselves against measles, following the Department of Health’s declaration of a measles outbreak in  the National Capital Region, other areas of Luzon, and Central Eastern Visayas . 

Data from the DOH Epidemiology Bureau showed over 800 measles cases in Metro Manila in the first month of the year. The number of measles cases in the country has been on an uptrend, with 3,646 cases recorded in 2018 compared to just 351 in 2017 – a ten-fold increase.

Measles is a highly contagious but preventable disease that is transferred from one person to another through sneezing, coughing, and personal contact. Its symptoms include coughing, a runny nose, red eyes, fever, diarrhea, and a distinctive red rash that spreads all over the body. Its complications, which can be fatal, include ear infections, blindness, swelling of the brain, and pneumonia. In fact, measles is one of the top causes of death among children below the age of 5.


Because of the seriousness of the disease, individuals should proactively take steps to protect themselves against it. Apart from vaccination, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) recommends: 

  • Frequent hand washing
  • Not touching the eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding close contact and sharing utensils with people who are sick

Hand washing can play a major role in helping prevent the transmission of the measles virus. According to the Global Hand washing Partnership, “Hand washing protection works by removing the tiny droplets containing the measles virus from your hands before they get a chance to infect you or transfer to someone else”. 

Hand washing with a trusted soap like Safeguard is able to remove 99.9% of germs. Make sure that as you lather, you thoroughly scrub and cover all parts of the hand with soap. Then rinse your hands with water. With regular hand washing with soap, Safeguard is a cost-effective and easy measure to help prevent the spread of the disease.By taking a proactive and vigilant stance through vaccination, hand washing, and the tips above, the battle against measles can be won. If your child or family members are showing these symptoms, it is also recommended to visit your nearest health center or family doctor.

Feeling stinky when you perspire? Don’t sweat it!Nico Bolzico and Alex Gonzaga puts New Downy Sports to anExtreme Freshness Challenge

More and more Filipinos are living an active lifestyle, and getting into various sports and outdoor activities. The Philippines being tropical and humid in nature – it is very challenging to remain smelling fresh all day.
Some even shy away from extreme physical activity because of fears that they won’t smell good from all the sweating. But don’t sweat it! Downy, the world’s best-selling fabric enhancer, recently launched the New Downy Sports – the first and only fabric enhancer in the world with 24-hour odor protection technology for your clothes. It is designed to provide active individuals engaged in extreme physical activities the confidence of a long-lasting refreshing scent even on sweaty days.
Proving that smelling fresh and feeling great can be possible despite prolonged physical
activities, Downy Sports recently held the 24-Hour All-Star Freshness Challenge, an afternoon of intense basketball games pitting celebrity-led teams headed by actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga, as well as soccer player and fitness enthusiast Nico Bolzico.
In one intense afternoon, members of Team Alex and Team Nico gathered at the Kerry
Sports Plaza over at Shangri-la at The Fort to test each others’ basketball wits and
sweat in the court. Making up Team Alex were Thirdy Ravena, Michele Gumabao,
and Maricel Laxa – Pangilinan. Team Nico, on the other hand, had Kianna Dy,
Joanne Villablanca, and Anton Del Rosario. Each all-star team was coached by
professional basketball stars including LA Tenorio, JC Intal, Asi Taulava, Jeff Chan,
Marc Pingris, and Robert Bolick.
Members of each team wore jerseys rinsed with Downy Sports, whose innovative
malodor-removing technology is activated by friction. Rubbing the clothes releases
perfume bubbles that keep the fabrics smelling fresh all day long.
After hours of intense action, including lay-up matches, a dribbling obstacle course, and
a basketball game, the players hung their jerseys in an all-star freshness gallery. The
players were astounded that despite the tremendous amount of sweat accumulated
from the afternoon of intense action, the jerseys smelled amazingly fresh.
“This is just awesome. My jersey still smells great even if it’s drenched in sweat. And the
best thing is that I feel fresh. Considering my lifestyle, I’ll definitely make sure that my
clothes are washed with Downy Sports so that I’ll always smell fresh. Definitely,
wifezilla-approved!” said Nico Bolzico.
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Alex agreed. “I can’t believe that my jersey still smells good even after those sweaty games. Downy Sports is really a refreshing discovery, and now I know I’ll get to stay fresh all day – whether it’s for sports or for the everyday hustle with tapings, vlogging, events, and shopping!,” Downy Sports’ extreme malodor protection is expected to benefit millions of Filipinos who want to continue living an active lifestyle with the confidence of having 24-hour odor protection, even through sweat!
“The Philippines is a tropical country with high humidity so people tend to sweat a lot,
especially when they engage in physical activities and sports. Many complain of the
stench in their clothes whenever they sweat. We are confident that with the New Downy
Sports’ 24-hour deodorant protection, Filipinos will be assured that they will smell and
feel fresh even in extreme sweaty situations in their daily routine,” said Cedric Le Goff,
Country Category Leader for Downy Philippines.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Make the most of an active lifestyle as you stay fresh and
confident with Downy Sports.
Downy Sports is now available in all major retailers nationwide, and online via Shopee

Promama unveils Baby’s First Gift to You

Wyeth® PROMAMA® unveils the Baby’s First Gift to You, an event that aims to provide expectant moms a gift like no other. An experience that allows her to see a real time first gift ever from her baby. TheBaby’s First Gift to you device detects the movement of the babies in the womb and translates it into an artwork.


“Expectant moms would be surprised to know that the baby’s brain is up to 25 percent developed already, by 28 weeks. By using the Baby’s First Gift technology, moms will be amazed by their baby’s development while in the womb since they will see how their baby’s movement can create artworks, uniquely created just for them,” said Ms. Jong Icasiano, Wyeth Nutritionist.
Ms. Icasiano, also said that nutrition plays an important role in the baby’s health and brain development, and choosing the right maternal milk is key to support a healthy pregnancy.
“Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life and is a reminder of the gift of motherhood—and the need to ensure maternal and fetal health. By choosing the right maternal milk, expectant moms can help their babies get the best start in life so they can have a bright tomorrow,” said Ms. Icasiano.
To help give your child a strong start, you can start drinking Wyeth®  PROMAMA®, a low in fat delicious vanilla tasting nutritional milk drink designed to support pregnant women during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation. It is scientifically formulated with the essential nutrients needed to help support the overall health of both mom and the baby’s physical and mental development in the womb.
 It contains 5 key brain nutrients such as Folic Acid, DHA, Choline, Iodine, and Iron and it is now with less calories and higher Oligofructose (vs. previous formulation) to help prevent constipation.
To know more about PROMAMA and its products, like the PROMAMA Philippines official page: https://www.facebook.com/ProMamaPH/ or visit the website at https://www.wyeth.com.ph/brands/promama/


Villa Del Conte introduces new delicious flavors

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Chocoholics have more reasons to indulge. Villa Del Conte has launched a new set of mouthwatering dark chocolate flavors. The best selling chocolate Pralines are now available in White Cream Cheese Cake flavor with Amaretto Grains filling.

Get the praline ball covered in thick dark chocolate and soft cream cheese made from the highest quality of milk and cheese or the luscious combo of chewy amaretto grains.

There are also two new Dragees flavors: Extra Dark Chocolate covered Pearls Bretzel, which perfectly blends sweet and salty to liven up the senses, and Extra Dark Chocolate covered roasted coffee bean that is not only aromatically pleasing but also deliciously addictive!

These new decadent treats are available at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Megamalland Robinsons Magnolia.

For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit www.villadelcontecioccolato.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte.

Trendy makeup techniques to glam up for 2019

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Start off the New Year on a positive and fun vibe with makeup looks that match your
personality and resolutions. Bold and sparkly colors are fail-proof makeup looks that you
can try for a more adventurous and glamorous year to come. But if you’re all set on
channeling an easygoing and wholesome vibe, you can go for fresh and monochromatic
looks this 2019. Let Careline, the Filipina teen’s go-to cosmetic brand under Ever Bilena
Cosmetics, guide you:
Planning for a new makeup routine for everyday look? Go for a fresh and youthful
makeup look using Careline’s Multi Sticks (P205). Start by applying the Blur Stick all
over the face to keep it smooth and oil-free. This will also ensure that your makeup
stays in place the whole day. Hide blemishes and highlight your facial features with the
Brighten Stick. Then, with the Contour Stick, draw a line along your temples, the
hollows of your cheeks, jawline and sides of the nose. Tap area of contour color with
your fingers. Add a pop of color on the cheeks, lips and even eyes with the Rose and
Peach Sticks. Complete the look with a healthy glow using the Strobe Stick, applying
on the high points of your cheeks, the inner corners of the eyes, eyebrow bone, and
bridge of your nose, Cupid’s bow, and chin.
The monochromatic look involves keeping your eyes, lips, and cheek within the same
makeup shades. Perfect for any occasion, this makeup trend is not only easy to wear
but also easy to apply. The trick is to choose a color that complements your skin tone
like Careline Multi Sticks in Rose and Peach. You can apply it all over your lids, even
dab some on your cheeks and use it on your lips. Voila! You’re good to go.
Bold brows and lips
Bold brows and lips will never go out of style. To achieve this look, be sure your
eyebrows are well-groomed so it’s easy to fill them in with your preferred eyebrow
product. With the brow comb, brush your eyebrow hairs upward then fill in sparse spots
with Careline’s Best Brow Liner (P160) in Taupe or Brunette. Complement your look
with bold lips using your preferred shades from Careline’s Metallic Lipstick (P210) or
Matte Liquid Lipstick (P210).
Smoky eyes, soft lips
Smokey eyes are perfect during special celebrations or a night out with your friends. It’s
easily doable by filling in your whole lids with Careline Color Pencil (P65), which has a
creamy texture that can be used as an eyebrow and eyeliner pencil. After application,
blend it with a flat eye shadow brush. Of course, smoky eyes aren’t complete without a
swipe of Go Big! Mascara (P185) on your lashes and dramatic winged-eyes using
Careline’s Liquid Eyeliner (P105). Balance it out with any nude shade of lipstick using
Careline Kiss Sticks (P180).
Try these easy to-do makeup looks and you’re sure to look party-ready for the coming
To know more about Careline, visit https://careline.com.ph/, and follow their social

How to stay healthy this season

Tis the season to be overweight? Though it can be quite a struggle to resist temptations
to overeat with all the festivities going on, you can still have a good time and get through
the holiday season without expanding your waistline. Here are some ways to stay in
shape and in the pink of health.
Prioritize sleep. Lack of sleep may result in not just fatigue but also poor decisions,
such as going for bad food choices and cancelling workout plans. Take a 20-minute nap
when you can to help clear your mind. Try to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep
each night even with all the celebrations you may have to attend.
Hydrate. Try drinking at least two glasses of water before each holiday meal to avoid
overeating. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and refill it often throughout the day.
Keep in mind that alcohol dehydrates the body, so if you are having a few alcoholic
drinks, have some water in between.
Exercise when you can. Make small changes to your daily routine, like parking your
car a comfortable distance from your destination or taking the stairs instead of the
elevator, to burn the excess calories from all those holiday goodies.
Take a breather. Running errands and attending holiday parties and family gatherings
can be quite stressful. Do your best to limit your stress, whether it is by slowing down or
saying no to some invitations. If you are hosting lunch or dinner at home, delegate the
Give yourself the gift of health protection. Set your health goals early and live them
ASAP. Go the extra mile for your well-being with health insurance, like AXA Philippines
Global Health Access. This health plan provides coverage of up to P100 million and
world-class medical service in the Philippines or abroad. This comprehensive worldwide
health solution takes care of your medical needs by giving you access to the very best
health options available, because you deserve no less.
For more information, visit www.axa.com.ph.