World-class natural remedy for Filipina beauty & wellness expert’s crowning glory


Hair loss is a concern for both men and women. It can have a devastating effect to anyone who experiences it.

According to Web MD, the average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair and loses up to 100 of them a day, which is normal. As people age, their rate of hair growth slows, and they can experience losing more than hundreds of strands which is quite alarming. So what can you do to prevent it?

For beauty and wellness expert, Cory Quirino, embracing wellness is the first step to help improve the hair’s condition and make people look younger.

“If you choose to have a wellness lifestyle, then expect wonderful changes such as radiant skin, energy, and a general sense of well-being,” she emphasizes. “In time, you will realize that you have successfully delayed the aging process.”

The beauty and wellness expert says that choosing wellness as a lifestyle includes eating nutritious food, exercising, getting a good sleep, drinking generous amounts of water, managing stress, getting enough sunshine, and above all, staying positive.

On top of a daily healthy regimen, a supplement is necessary to maintain a healthy hair and scalp. Many people opt to use chemical-based products. But for her, the use of natural products is a must and the best solution for hair loss.

“There are hair treatment products in the market today that claim to be effective but their ingredients could contain chemicals that may prove harmful with long-term use,” she enthuses. “Choose natural. Say NO to harsh chemicals and let nature do the makeover,” she emphasizes.

Natural ingredients such as virgin coconut oil (VCO) and aloe vera are loaded with beneficial properties, which boost the health of the scalp and hair. These and much more natural herbs and essential oils can be found in NOVUHAIR, a topical scalp lotion with 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss, which the beauty and wellness expert approves of.

“Even if I have been blessed with thick hair, I know that it has to be cared for,” she maintains. “I use NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion once daily in the evening before bedtime. Next morning, I apply it on my scalp again, then a shampoo after 30 minutes. Those who wish to further thicken the hair, it is a must to also use the shampoo and conditioner daily.”

Eventually, she noticed impressive effects after using this breakthrough product: significant lessening of hair fall, abundant growth of tress, and the return of locks’ luster.

Apart from being effective, it’s a very safe solution, too. A local clinical study has proven that NOVUHAIR has no adverse side effects with continuous use.

Moreover, NOVUHAIR is not just for those who experience hair loss. Younger people, especially the millennials, can use it for maintenance or prevention if hair loss runs in the family.

Cory recommends NOVUHAIR to everyone, especially to those who want to maintain their hair the best way they can. For her, this globally-competitive natural product answers the needs of a discriminating, health-conscious public.

Born on August 11, the granddaughter of the late Philippine President Elpidio Quirino is an author, and television and radio host. She has been a strong advocate for natural health, beauty, and wellness for more than two decades.

“Twenty years ago, it was as simple a goal as weight loss. But when I saw the dramatic effect it had on my vitality and complexion, I knew that this was the good path to take. For those who wish the same things I wanted then, this would be just as easy to embrace,” Cory recalls.

She wrote a series of best-seller books entitled “Forever Young”, which feature beauty and health tips as well as her own workout programs. Likewise, she also made a fitness video called “Cory Quirino’s Celebrity Workout for Beginners”.

For her, living in the 21st century has its challenges. She says: “The best way to live long and be well is to live a natural life.”

Truly, for a natural woman like Cory, her crowning glory deserves nothing but a world-class natural remedy that is NOVUHAIR.

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also have the product delivered right at your doorstep through Lazada at

For more information, contact NOVUHAIR hotlines at 413.6570 and 0922.8830575, visit, and Facebook Page: Novuhair Official.

LBC makes its move to digital transformation

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The way consumers talk and transact in this millennial world is changing at a breakneck speed.  With dwindling attention spans, an open market that has attracted challengers from all corners, and the need to get business done with a swipe of the screen, enterprises are now being asked to reconsider where they stand on this playing field today.

LBC Express, the leading logistics provider in the Philippines, knows that to sustain the success it has enjoyed for over 68 years, they have to embark on one of their biggest and boldest moves yet: a comprehensive digital transformation. The intent is to move differently and put themselves in a position to better respond to customers, clients, and corporations’ needs.

An upgrade from the ground up, LBC Express initiated a revamp of all its digital assets starting at the back is an integration of all their operations, breaking free from silos, aligning all the data they have of their clientele worldwide. From there, they are also introducing an all-new mobile app, relaunching the corporate site and consolidating dozens of different territory-initiated social media pages into one official Facebook account.

Because of this revolution, the company’s platforms and other solutions will allow people to benefit from LBC’s features in the most intuitive, simplest, efficient way possible. The use of technology is more responsive and proactive to what people truly need which is a service that allows them to focus on moving beyond the things they send to their families, loved ones and even business partners.

To bring all these impactful changes together, the new communications has also taken on a more progressive route inspired by the campaign’s manifesto “Let’s Move”. A refreshed tone, look and feel puts the customer at the center, with an even more comprehensive media plan that follows not just the customer’s journey, but also offers him customized solutions he can avail of as he grows with the brand instead of merely one-and-done transactions.

They have also taken digital transformation to the next level in terms of their relationship with their partner that debunks the old Client-Agency model in favor of a far more collaborative set-up with its new Partner of Record, The Havas Ortega Group.

LBC’s Chief Marketing Officer Javier Mantecon reflected on the decision to tap Havas Ortega. “We weren’t looking for just a communications agency. We were looking for a partner that will be directly involved in all of our marketing operations.

Their understanding of our business needs, their expertise in digital marketing and their insights on our new market through their Millennial Codes Study synced with our digital transformation goals. It is through this synergy, we are able to deliver more to our clientele through our services in the most efficient way with the help of technology,” he said.

Asked to elaborate on the unique alliance, LBC Express President & Chief Operating Officer, Mike Camahort shares, “We are excited to make a major move with our digital transformation and keep up with the demands. It is amazing that this is guided by a unique and non-traditional strategy of getting operations and communications together as an integrated whole. Havas Ortega understood the life stage of LBC Express and they were able to demonstrate on how we can help more lives, business and even communities”.

As LBC Express clears the runway on this journey towards complete digital transformation, even more impactful moves are being mapped out in the horizon. With an open invitation to everyone, LBC is more than ready to take on all the challenges that this Millennial World has in store.



AXA Philippines introduces electronic policy

AXA Php introduces electronic policy_photo.jpgWith AXA e-Policy, you can now access a copy of your insurance policies anytime and anywhere
AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurers in the country, now makes it possible for
customers to access a copy of their insurance policies anytime and anywhere with
“We are happy to introduce this newest feature to our customers as it allows them to
view their AXA policies at virtually anytime they wish,” says AXA Philippines president
and CEO Rahul Hora. “The e-Policy is considered legal and valid, as approved by the
Insurance Commission.”
This new service is currently available to clients with policies issued on July 23, 2018
onwards. It is generated two days after the policy is issued – no need to wait longer to
get a copy of the policy.
A customer can save the e-Policy, print a hardcopy, and even email a copy to his
beneficiaries. This way, there is no need to worry about lost files or bulky documents.
AXA Philippines policy holders can get a copy of their AXA e-Policy simply by following
these simple steps: Register an account on MyAXA portal, login to that account, and go
to “My Policies” to view the contract and other documents. With internet access,
customers can have easy access to their policy contracts right away.
For more information, visit or contact an AXA
Philippines agent today.

A Nation of Champs, A World of Opportunities: MILO Philippines Launches Road to Barcelona Year 2

MILO Philippines opened year two of Road to Barcelona, the brand’s values-driven program in partnership with globally-renowned football club, FC Barcelona (FCB) during the recent press launch held in the MILO Stadium of Kidzania Manila. Coming from a successful run last year, MILO and FCB will hold this year’s local invitational camp in football hotbed, Cebu City on September 8-9 at the Cebu City Sports Center. Over 160 girls and boys ages 10 to 12 from around the country will participate in the world-class football camp for a chance to join the life-changing champion experience in Spain, the home of FC Barcelona.

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MILO and FC Barcelona believe in the shared HEART values (humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork), equipped with a healthy and active lifestyle that are essential in every child’s overall development. The global partnership aims to bring world-class opportunities to nourish ambitions and build a nation of champions through sports. Participants of the program are chosen via a nomination from their coaches who will vouch for both their character and talent.


Asisting MILO in the facilitation of the invitational camp are the Cebu Football Association (CFA), a regional body under the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and two coaches from the FCB Youth Academy, FC Barcelona’s flagship youth development program. The two-day training camp which features theoretical and practical sessions on how to play the Barca way is free of charge—a privilege for the qualified young players. It will give them the kind of training that only FCB can offer to aid in their continued development, progress Philippine football, and further inspire Filipinos to be champions on and off the field.

MILO SSC 7Milo is giving children with interest in football a chance to enhance their skills and establish values through sports so they can win in life. #buildingchampions 

One with MILO and FCB’s vision is the local organizer of this year’s invitational, the Cebu Football Association (CFA). CFA Vice President Rico Navarro exclaims, “We warmly welcome this momentous collaboration with two iconic sports brands, MILO and FC Barcelona. Our region has some of the most passionate and talented young players in the country, and we hope that this Road to Barcelona camp can foster the right values and grow their appreciation for the sport and everything they learn from it.”


“Every kid dreams of becoming a champ. That’s why the MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona Philippines Camp is back to provide kids the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with youth coaches from FC Barcelona. We’ve taken this year’s invitational camp to the Visayas to share the program with even more children in the region, because we believe that these experiences can encourage them to pursue their passion for the sport and nourish their ambitions,” said Willy de Ocampo, Vice President, Nestle Philippines, Inc.


The expert panel composed of PFF representatives and FCB coaches will be in charge in shortlisting the most deserving athletes who will fly to Spain, where one slot in the delegation will be all-expense paid by MILO Philippines.


Similar to the maiden program, the 2018 delegation will take part in a nine-day training camp and ultimate experience in FCB’s hallowed grounds in Camp Nou, Barcelona. The Philippine team will be among their peers from other MILO markets which incude Australia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore, Tahiti, Thailand, and Vietnam. Their stay will be filled with special activities that will hone their skills, encourage them to make new friends, explore scenic heritage locations, most importantly, learn how to play with HEART—the Barca way.


MILO Philippines Consumer Marketing Manager Robbie de Vera shares his excitement for year two of the four-year partnership, “MILO is very excited and honored to continue its advocacy to get more kids into sports and help advance Philippine football with FC Barcelona. Our goal for this year is to further enrich the ‘Road to Barcelona’ experience  by reaching more Filipino kids and reinforcing the values that encourage more kids to dream big and become champions in life.”


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About Nestlé MILO

MILO is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage. Loved and trusted by parents and kids alike, MILO products offer essentials vitamins and minerals that promote the holistic development of children around the world. For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website ( or the MILO Philippines Facebook page ( Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).



About FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona was founded on November 29, 1899 through the initiative of a Swiss gentleman named Hans Maximilian Gamper, popularly known as Joan Gamper. Since it was founded, the Club has had 44 different presidents. From Walter Wild to the current President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barça has grown into a massive social phenomenon that reaches far beyond the bounds of mere sport.


The Club has grown along with the city around it, and has come to represent Barcelona and Catalonia all around the world. The Club is now a global brand and a giant in the sports world.


FC Barcelona has one of largest memberships among football clubs worldwide and its achievements have also made it one of the most successful. The many famous victories and the Club’s all-time greats (Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Romário, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi, and so many more) form an important part of the Barça legacy.

Design Center bags prestigious Quill award

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L-R: DTI-TIPG communications consultant Ed Ramirez, former DTI ASEAN CBIP deputy
director Aizel Anolin, Undersecretary Noya Terrado, Design Center executive director Rhea Matute, former Design Center promo division OIC Nenita Dulay, trade service officer Clariza Columna, Brian Ambulo and Kate Bondoc at the recent Quill Awards ceremonies at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport City, Pasay City
Design Center of the Philippines recently received a merit award in the Communications
Management Division – Community Relations Category at the highly-prestigious 16th Philippine Quill Awards.
Through the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition, Design Center was honored
for its ability to galvanize the creative community not just in the Philippines but also in
other ASEAN countries. This event inspired the City of Baguio to become the first
UNESCO Creative City in the Philippines and one of the only five creative cities in the
ASEAN region.
With the support of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Design Center organized
the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition to provide a platform for government, policy makers, business and creative communities and the academe to share insights
on how best to advance the development of the ASEAN region’s creative economy,
through creative cities and creative clusters. The ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and
Exhibition is also one of the great and effective venues to help promote and strengthen
the design industry in the country.
DTI also received merit awards in the Government Communications Programs,
Leadership Communications and Community Relations categories at the recent
Philippine Quill Awards.
The 40-year-old Quill Awards is a global award-giving body that recognizes excellence
in strategic communications. The award is an acknowledgment that the recipient is one
of the best in business communications nationwide.
The Design Center of the Philippines, supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), successfully showcased the diverse industry creative disciplines at the recent Cebu Design Week. Design Center presented two master classes, which further strengthened Cebu’s reputation as a creative hub.
The Business of Design Module, covered the fundamentals of design management was
spearheaded by Pino Group of Concepts, Inc. president John Paul “PJ” Lagnot with
Atty. BJ Palattao who focused on legal matters and intellectual property. The Business
of Fashion Module outlined the essentials of building a global fashion brand and was
presented by Design Center product specialist for Go Lokal! Carol de Leon. The Cebu
Design Week served as a platform for new and seasoned designers to collaborate,
unite and generate strategies for Cebu’s future development while preserving Cebuano
heritage and traditional craftsmanship.


Campaign aims to help achieve the right height and weight with the help of proper nutrition and fortified milk.
According to the 2015 Updating of the Nutritional Status of Filipinos developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines (FNRI), 1 out of every 3 children in the Philippines aged 5 to 10 is suffering from stunted growth. Similarly, 1 out of every 3 children aged 5 to 10 years old  is underweight.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines stunted growth as the “failure to reach one’s full potential for growth.”  Poor nutrition is one of the many causes of this. This can also result to being underweight or when a child weighs less than the average for their age and height.
Stunted growth as well as being underweight are problems that should not be ignored.  If not addressed early, stunted growth may lead to lost productivity and opportunities, and to nutrition-related diseases later in life.
Taking the lead in this campaign is Alaska’s new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink which is loaded with Vitamin D, it’s also high in calcium and iron and a good source of protein. Milk has always been essential for growing children to have enough and consistent nutrient intake to ensure maximum growth potential. That is why Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, combined with proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, will help children reach the tamang tangkad at bigat (right height and weight) for their age.
This event, dubbed as the “Batang Alaska School Milk Program”, also marks the first public appearance with Alaska Fortified’s new Nutrition Advocate –three-term senator Sen. Loren Legarda, who has authored many pieces of legislation aimed at improving the lives of Filipinos and promoting inclusive, sustainable and resilient development.
Alaska’s new Mom ambassador was also introduced — renowned actress, singer, TV host and one of Philippines’ favorite mumshies, Mrs. Jolina Magdangal-Escueta.
“I am so happy to be here with the kids. Tulad ng mga mumshies, mahalaga sa aking masiguradong tama ang growth at development ng aking mga anak.  Kaya naman I make sure I give them proper nutrition. At siyempre, painumin sila ng gatas every day – at di lamang po basta-bastang gatas. Ang gatas na dapat inumin ay yung puno sa sustansiyang kailangan para tulungan maabot ang tamang tangkad at bigat para sa kanilang edad.  Kaya I am glad nandito na po ang Alaska Fortified.”, said TV host Jolina, a mother of two kids.
(“I am happy to be here with the kids. Similar to the mothers, it is important for me to make sure that my children undergo the right growth and development. That is why I make sure I give them proper nutrition. Of course, make sure that they drink milk every day – and not just ordinary milk. They should drink milk that is full of the nutrients they need to reach the right height and weight for their age. That is why I am glad that Alaska Fortified is now here.”, said TV host Jolina, a mother of two kids).
During the event, children were brought to the Alaska Tamang Tangkad and Tamang Bigat Station so they can know if they have the right height, right weight for their age. Alaska also provided everyone with samples of the Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, which when combined with a balance diet, is able to help children obtain their age’s proper height and weight.
“Alaska Milk’s mission and vision is to promote affordable nutrition in the Philippines because through this, the Filipino youth will be able to achieve their full protential and grow up competitive in life. To support our goal, we have launched the new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk. It has essential nutrients that will help every Filipino child  achieve the right height and weight for their age. We encourage everyone to drink milk everyday and to also partner it with an active lifestyle. Dahil wala pa rin pong tatalo sa batang may tamang tangkad at bigat –  wala pa rin tatalo sa Alaska.”, (“Because nothing beats  a kid with a right height and weight – nothing beats Alaska.”), said Isabel Ruiz, Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Manager, right after the Ceremonial Milk Toast.
To support this campaign, one of Alaska’s key trade partners, Puregold, joined the event to announce a special and exclusive promo that will make buying a pack of Alaska Fortified truly of superior value for consumers.
Reward prizes were also given by Alaska’s distribution partner, OTO-GMA, to Santolan Elementary School for being the winner of the Batang Alaska label generation activity for the school year 2017-2018.

For more information about the new Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, visit

Engineered to maximize your business print efficiency

Brother launches two new Refill Tank System inkjet printers with A3 print capabilities, superior cost-efficiency, and comprehensive connectivity options.

Brother Executives(From L-R) Brother International Corporation Singapore Managing Director Mr. Takao “Andy” Shima, Brother Industries Ltd. General Manager Ms. Yumiko Iwadare, Brother Philippines President Mr. Glenn Hocson, and Brother Philippines SMB Sales & Product Manager Mr. Shinichi Tanaka.

Brother takes great pride in developing inkjet printers that deliver greater reliability, innovation and cost-effectiveness. This same unwavering commitment to its ‘Customer First’ approach can be found in Brother’s newest A3 Inkjet Printer Series for businesses and home-office users with high print volumes.


“Many businesses are considering A3 inkjet printers for creating their business plans and presentations, or design materials such as floor plans, blueprints, site images and technical drawings.” says Mr. Glenn Hocson, President at Brother Philippines. However, such high-print volumes, ink replacement can be extremely costly. Brother’s latest A3 Inkjet Printer Series in 2018 have been designed for outstandingcost-efficiency and business productivity while delivering the same quality and reliability for which Brother is renowned.”


This new series features an Inkjet Printer HL-T4000DW and Multi-Function Centre, MFC-T4500DW. Performance and enhanced features for this new inkjet printer series include:


Superior Cost Efficiency

·         Lower cost-per-page – Refill Tank System inkjet printers come with ultra-high-yield ink refill bottles that enable you to print up to 6,500 pages1 in black and 5,000 pages1 in color

·         Cut costs by 50% – Instantly reduce your paper waste and expenses by half with the automatic 2-sided printing feature

·         Enhanced durability – Features a robust printhead with stainless steel lamination and Piezoelectric ceramic technology for longer machine life and less frequent repairs and servicing


Effortless User Experience

·         Convenient ink tank access – Enjoy quick, mess-free refills with the embedded, front-access tank, and easily monitor individual ink levels through the transparent ink tank cover

·         Comprehensive paper handling – Handle a variety of paper weights and sizes with a 250 sheets standard tray and 100 sheets multi-purpose tray

·         Multi-page scan, copy & fax capabilities2 – Perform multi-page scan and copy and fax jobs without having to insert the pages individually with the 50 sheets Automatic Document Feeder

·         User-friendly navigation  Easily navigate features and functions with the large 2.7” LCD touchscreen and full-sized keypad2


Enhanced Productivity

·         Fast print speeds – Enjoy print speeds3 of up to 22/20 ipm (mono/color), and boost your business productivity with Fast Mode speeds of up to 35/27 ppm (mono/color) [ipm: images per minute; ppm: pages per minute]

·         Quick first-page-out times – Spend less time waiting with fast first-page-out times4 of just 5.5 seconds for mono prints and 6 seconds for colour prints

·         Professional print quality – Print brilliant photos, crisp and clear text with an outstanding resolution of 1,200 x 4,800 dpi

·         Comprehensive print capabilities – Print detailed floor plans, blueprints, site images and other materials in-house on a wide variety of paper types and sizes up to A3


Extensive Connectivity

  • Multiple connectivity options  Easily share your device among the entire office workgroup using the built-in wireless and network connectivity
  • Effortless mobile printing – Print directly from your iPhone, iPad, Android™ or Windows® Mobile device through Brother’s iPrint&Scan, AirPrint, Mopria® and Google Cloud Print
  • Print JPEGs directly from USB storage – Print photos from your USB flash drive conveniently via the front-access port with USB Direct Print
  • Scan and print via Wi-Fi Direct – Directly print or scan from your mobile device without need for access to your network


Advanced Device Management

·         Restrict access to your printers –Assign authorized users or groups with access to specific functions such as color printing, setting page limits, scanning features and more with the Secure Function Lock 

·         Integrate easily into your IT Security Infrastructure –Manage printer access and login authentication through a central management system with Active Directory and User Authentication

·         Conveniently monitor via fleet management software – BRAdmin Light is an enterprise-level device management solution that allows you to manage a fleet of network-connected machines from one centralized location


Series Line-up and Availability

The HL-T4000DW and MFC-T4500DW are both available in Authorized Retail Stores nationwide. For more information, visit