Conzace signs multi-faceted actor Ian Veneracion as new brand ambassador

We all had our various definition of the ideal guy. Usually, the definition covers the following: tall and extremely handsome. If he happens to be talented, hardworking and dedicated family man, then he is often touted as "the complete package."
 
Such is the case for United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB)'s latest brand ambassador Ian Veneracion, the the multifaceted celebrity recently went onboard as the multivitamin brand's latest brand ambassador.

Veneracion, who currently stars as the male lead in ABS-CBN’s primetime show ‘A Love to Last,’ has been chosen to advocate for Conzace, the number one prescribed brand for multivitamin plus minerals by general practitioners and dermatologists in the country.
 
“It is an honor and privilege to be part of the UNILAB family for its multivitamin brand, Conzace,” proclaims Veneracion while adding, “I am grateful for this opportunity, and I strongly believe that the product can be beneficial to millions of Filipinos as it has been beneficial to me.”
 
For Conzace assistant product manager Mike Jimenez, Veneracion is a perfect match for the brand. “Ian is the epitome of superior immunity and good looks.”
 
Conzace's clinically-proven ZACE formulation, an acronym for Zinc, Vitamins A, C, and E, makes the brand the number one multivitamin and minerals product prescribed by General Practitioners and Dermatologists in the country today.

From being an adorable and talented child star known in TV programs, like the memorable1 982 sitcom ‘Joey and Son,’ Veneracion has again endeared himself to today’s generation as Engineer Antonio “Anton” Noble IV, the dashing, separated with three kids guy who falls in love with another broken soul. Who can also forget his comeback role as Eduardo Buenavista in the 2015 remake of ‘Pangako Sa Yo,’ which regained Veneracion’s fame and his career to leading man stature.
 
But what makes Ian truly unique and therefore, a real gem are the multiple facets of his personality: he is also a talented and acclaimed painter, an athlete, a pilot, a chef, and a dedicated family man and loving husband to his wife of many years —the last being his favorite role to play.
 
But to be all that, Veneracion needs a multivitamin and minerals that will help him cope, not just with his busy schedule, but with the different roles that he has to play in life. “I need strong immunity as well as healthy skin and hair, I cannot afford to get sick, and look stressed—I am glad I have Conzace to give me all that and more.”
 
 

 
Compared to other multivitamins, Conzace has the highest levels of ZACE combined. All these elements play different roles in one’s well-being. This unique formulation in Conzace creates a synergistic effect that is clinically proven to help boost immunity, promote healthy skin and hair, and assist in wound healing as it speeds up skin regeneration.
 
Veneracion, speaking from experience, explains it better: “It’s the little things that we don’t normally notice, like for example, stronger resistance against colds and flu, better and clearer skin, shinier and healthier hair. It will do amazing things; you can do more and be more for yourself, for your family, for your work without being disrupted.
 
“I believe that if you are healthy inside, it just comes out. It reflects physically—in your hair and in your skin. And in the line of job that I am in, it is quite important that I don't just don’t look good but really be healthy,” Veneracion concludes.

Tom Rodriguez sees things clearly, creatively with Essilor Crizal 

Kapuso hunk Tom Rodriguez is more than an actor – he dabbles in music and the arts, along with his many passions on screen and off. 

With his multi-faceted personality and active lifestyle, it is not surprising that he spends long hours in front of either the camera or his laptop, which heightens his exposure to health risks, especially towards his vision. 

With growing awareness of these risks to his eyesight, he recently teamed up with Essilor, world leader in ophthalmic lenses, as the newest brand ambassador of Crizal® Prevencia™, a multi-coated lens featuring the brand’s most advanced protective technology.
 

 

Not many know that even before becoming one of local showbiz’s certified heartthrobs, art has has been Tom’s first love. The talented artist usually curates his many works on his Instagram account. 

Many of his artworks are inspired by Philippine folklore, superheroes and characters from anime, games, and comics. He sketches and sculpts in between takes during drama filming or photo shoots. With all these taking up his non-acting time, Tom can’t help but be exposed to harmful blue lights and this has affected his vision.

“Crizal® Prevencia™ is the perfect protection I have against exposure to harmful elements and blue light everywhere I am, at any time,” shares the 29-year old actor. “It makes me enjoy doing digital animation more, knowing that I am completely protected. As a result, I can create more artwork and perform better as an artist without having to worry about eye strain or blurry vision.”

As part of his campaign with Essilor, Tom stars in the brand’s latest TVC, which shows his daily struggle with over-exposure to harmful blue light. Crizal® Prevencia™ provides front and back protection as well as selective filtering of harmful blue light from devices and the sun that can cause long-term damage such as cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). At the same time, it lets in good light that regulates sleep and mood and boosts brain activity.

Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia™ by visiting your preferred eye care professional or leading optical shop, or by logging on to http://www.essilor.com.ph.

GAOC expands to Cebu City

 Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC), the leading dental clinic in the Philippines, and one of the best in South East Asia, is expanding its world-class dental services to the Queen City of the South with the opening of its 6th branch at the SM Seaside City Cebu.


 

With prime location, Cebuano can now have access to the highest standards in dental care with GAOC’s state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled and experienced dental practitioners who have completed their training in top-notch hospitals, universities, and global institutions in the US, Europe, and Asia. The clinic’s signature elegant and inviting ambiance also makes any patient feel welcomed and relaxed.

Founded by Dr. Steve Mark Gan, GAOC takes pride in its unparalleled excellence in oral care including oral diagnostics, surgical procedures, dental implantology, and jaw reconstruction. His acumen for world-class dental treatments and top-notch customer service has led him to become the choice of celebrities, politicians, diplomats, and socialites.

For more details, go to http://www.gaocdental.com or follow GOAC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gaocdental, Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gaocdental, and Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gaocdental. Or personally visit GAOC at the 3/F of SM Seaside Cebu or book an appointment at 0917-825-4262.

Give your eyes a break! 

We are all guilty of abusing our eyes. In fact, I am one of the guilty ones. From the stressful work activities that led me to be always in front of the computer screen to the constant addition to gadgets, it is safe to say that my eyes has been through much already. 

It doesn’t help that Summer is just around the corner:  Best known as the season of glare-related eyestrain where you experience stinging of the eyes because of too much concentrated sunlight. 

While light is an essential part of daily life – helping you see, regulating your body clock, and even providing you with much-needed Vitamin D – too much of it can cause painful eye conditions, including eyelid twitches, eye pain and extreme sensitivity to bright light. In severe cases, overexposure can permanently damage your central vision. Harmful blue light from artificial sources such as electronic devices causes retinal cell degeneration, while ultra-violet radiation from the sun contributes to the development of cataracts.


“Everyone, no matter the age or gender, should protect their eyes daily from bad effects of excessive exposure to light,” shares Dr. Emelita Roleda, Essilor Philippines general manager. “The effects of overexposure to UV rays and harmful blue-violet light may only be visible during adulthood, when vision problems like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) set in, so we highly advice the Filipino public to take preventive measures against them.”

Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, has come up with a solution that protects vision: Crizal® Prevencia multi-coated lenses, which selectively filters bad blue light and lets in essential good light needed for well-being.

“Essilor has undergone a rigid and thorough process in the creation of Crizal® Prevencia,” explains Dr. Roleda. “Its advanced light scan technology enables us to protect our eyes from irreversible eye conditions which threaten healthy vision.” 

In addition to using Crizal® Prevencia lenses, she highly advices proper eye care. “Start by getting a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year,” she says. “Your eye doctor can determine the present condition of your eyes and help you take preventive or protective measures regarding possible vision problems.”

Another way to reduce the risk of eyestrain is taking frequent breaks from reading or monitor use, shares Dr. Roleda.

Lastly, she gives some sound sartorial advice when outdoors: “This summer, load your eyeglasses with Crizal® Prevencia lenses containing E-SPF 25. Then, pair your glasses with a nice hat or a sturdy umbrella.”

Indeed, eyesight is among the most important senses, but it receives less care than it deserves. By reducing strain, limiting exposure to harmful light, and making use of eyewear like Crizal® Prevencia lenses, you can protect your eyes all day long and ensure many more years of healthy vision.

Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia by visiting your eye doctor or leading optical shop nationwide, or by logging on to http://www.essilor.com.ph.

 
 

Banana Peel launches candy-colored flip flops for the little tots at home 

I don’t have kids yet but we have one precious princess at home, my niece PennyLane who pretty much holds all of us like putty into her little hands.


Like all little girls, PennyLane loves her shoes and probably inherited her crazy auntie’s (ehem) love of boots and candy colored flip flops. 

What this little munchkin couldn’t probably resist is Banana Peel’s latest Hopscotch Collection for kids. The Hopscotch collection is all about fun as kids get to choose from a variety of bright colors (Knucklebones/Mustard Yellow, Spud/Black, Simon Says/Bezique Green and Cariboo/Pink) to match their personalities and energy. Kids are always up for excitement and adventure and Hopscotch flip flops are designed to go along with them, wherever they go.
And colors are not just for fun, they also play a big role in a child’s development. Specific colors can affect a child’s mood, behavior, body movement and speech. The development of character and intelligence of children can be attributed partly to how colors are used in their environment while they are growing up.

The colors blue, pink, yellow and green especially affect a child’s cognitive skills and inspire happiness in them because the colors align with their energy and desire for a playful interaction. Each color have different reactions to children: Blue, the color of the sky, stimulates a cool and relaxing environment. Yellow reminds them of sunshine—the color of happiness. Green is for summer and nature— a color that invigorates and recharges them. Lastly, pink is said to attribute calmness and kindness, to ease agitated kids. Knowing how colors affect them can go a long way in raising positive, loving children, especially when shown alongside love and kindness from the people around them.

 I don’t know about the other mommies out there, but our PennyLane has become very independent at the age of two. Lately she has been taken into choosing her own footwear of her own. She will surely love the candy-colored hues of the new Hopscotch collection. 

Banana Peel’s flip flops are not only colorful, but they are also lightweight and safe for people of all ages. These flip flops are perfect to wear indoors and outdoors — be it for a day at the beach, or just out on the sidewalk for an everyday stroll.

To know more about Banana Peel, go to http://www.facebook.com/bananapeelflipflops.

Baskin-Robbins lets you get lucky with a free scoop from January 22 to February 05 


I never thought I’d find more reasons to visit Baskin-Robbins, literally the only place in the world that can lift my mood from zero to a hundred. 

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Baskin-Robbins, the world’s most loved ice cream brand, lets you try your luck to enjoy an extra junior scoop of your favorite flavor for free! 

To get a free junior scoop, simply buy any of the participating Baskin-Robbins’ delicious treats and get a chance to crack open a fortune waffle for your free junior scoop. 

The Baskin-Robbins treats included in this promo are the Double Value Scoop, Sundae, Banana Royale, Banana Split and Milkshakes. This fun offer is ongoing from January 22, 2017 until February 5, 2017. 

Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 5 in Makati; Fairview Terraces, Trinoma Mall, SM North (Main Building and The Block) in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna; SM Dasmariñas in Cavite; and SM Pampanga. 

For more information, log on to http://www.baskinrobbins.ph or check out their social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

Press Release: Eyeing on alternative treatment for pain: Barcelona Doctor Introduces the Ozone Therapy

Barcelona has been enjoying the perks of having Dr. Humberto Loscertales in their medical scene. The famous internal medicine specialist has been the authority and top practitioner of the Ozone therapy for the past 16 years in the Spanish City.

This December, Dr. Loscertales visited the Philippines to introduce one of the most recognized alternative treatment in the US and Europe. A proud alumnus of the Barcelona Autonomic University where he studied Medicine, Dr. Loscertales is highly regarded by the academe for his various doctoral courses, logging 100 teaching hours in the same university. 


His academic career reached new levels when he finished his International MBA, starting in Barcelona Ramon Llull university for two years an intensive third year in Manhattan College NY. Dr. Loscertales also practiced medicine in various hospitals in Barcelona while juggling all his academic appointments. He practiced as an attending physician for the Intensive Care Department at the Hospital Clinic, for the Traumatology & General Surgery, at the Can Ruti General Hospital, and for Hematology & Internal Medicine at the Hospital De Sant Pau.

His impressive resume brings to mind the typical or conventional physician, with the scholarly appearance and an aura of wisdom and authority brought about by years of non-stop studying. Dr. Loscertales beaks his stereotype image by having a consistently vibrant personality and a supply of energy that often eludes men and women of his age. Apparently, the practice of Ozone therapy for more than a decade had its benefits, as Dr. Loscertales exudes his youthful vibe while preaching on this new alternative treatment with so much passion.


“We have an exceptional medical tool that increases our efficiency on the solution of medical problems, normally in a complementary way with other medical strategies. In some cases, it is the only medical tool/treatment that can provide a good solution to diseases like: Ankylosing spondylitis, Post-traumatic synovitis, Arthrosis and other degenerative diseases,” Dr. Loscertales said in a statement.

With the strong belief that this non-invasive treatment responds to various medical problems, an association of physicians was created with Dr. Loscertales as one of the founding members in 2006. The association was known as the Asosacion Espanola de Profesionales en Ozonterapia (AEPROMO). This organization spearheaded the establishment of proper standers and norms on the correct use of Ozone in medicine and to organize the international protocol of dosage and clinical indications of the ozone therapy giving the criteria for official recognition.
Ozone has recently been making headlines as it is highly regarded to get impressive results to alleviate chronic pain and it is also a tool for anti-aging. As early as 30 years old to as late as 60 years old, clients go in and out of the Ozone therapy clinics to have their cells regenerated by the O3 element. They head out with an energized body ready to take on more activities in their daily lives.

The treatment which lasts for only about 45 minutes per sessions, is now available at the Ozone Therapy Center, Ground Floor of the King’s Courts Building 1, along Chino Roces Avenue in Makati.
 

Press Release: Here’s a Last Minute Gift Idea – #GoSwift this yuletide season with Acer Swift 7 and New Balance

Holiday season is the perfect time to find new and exciting ways to celebrate and have fun. Millennials, known for their fast-paced lifestyle, eagerness to reach their dreams, appetite to develop deep connections with others, and fondness for documenting awesome memories, will surely look forward to the holidays. Christmas bazaars, family reunions, and barkada parties are just some events they can enjoy! An Acer Swift laptop and a pair of New Balance shoes can surely help make Christmas and New Year a wonderful experience!

The top of the line Acer Swift 7 has a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that is worthy to be on your wish list. 

With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat. 


The 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor is the main chipset of the Acer Aspire S7 with an Intel® HD Graphics 615 on a 13.3″ display with IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD that can give flawless graphics and provide better resolution for screen viewing. 

An HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is built in to make video conferencing for professionals easier, faster and more reliable for business. Most importantly, ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2×2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free. The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology. 

The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the ultimate performance of 4 GB or higher memory. 

Enjoy more of the holiday season with your new Swift 7 and a pair of New Balance shoes via the #Go Swift Holiday promo which will run until Dec 31, 2016. Buy a qualified Acer product—such as the trendy Acer Swift 3, Swift 5, and Swift 7 at Acer participating stores nationwide and get a New Balance Gift Card worth P5,000 absolutely FREE. To claim the New Balance Gift Card, just fill out the promo claim form and get the official receipt of your purchase from the store. Submit these requirements together with cut-out of box serial number and two valid IDs.

For more about the latest Acer Swift units and other Acer Philippines’ products, go to http://www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or http://www.Facebook.com/AcerPH. 

Press release: Early New Year feast at St. Nicholas Catering’s “Boodle Fight sa Bilao”

“Boodle Fight sa Bilao” and “Shrimp Wednesday” Only at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant 

 Share a feast with your family and friends at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant. Indulge and feast on a great selection for the special price of Php999.00 for the Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set. The set is available in a variety of selections named from well-known tourist destinations like Palawan, Boracay and Batangas all available for only Php999.00 per set. 

BEST SELLER: The Hot and Juicy Shrimps

St. Nicholas Catering also offers Hot and Juicy Shrimps in the following flavors/variants: regular, spicy, mild, sweet, and medium. The shrimps are guaranteed fresh, sourced directly from Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines.

The resto’s Chef Nick also personally came up with its signature sauce which further enhanced the flavor of the dish.

Wednesdays is a special day for shrimp lovers and regular customers at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant for its called “Shrimp Wednesday” where shrimp lovers get 50% off from the regular price of Php399.00, further marking it down to Php199 per order. 

At the helm of St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant is Chef Nick Pelaez. He started the catering business back in 2003, while the resto is considered to be still on its infancy, it’s now on its third  year serving sumptuous Filipino dishes for Mandaluyong and nearby areas. 

While fast-food chains were a dime-a-dozen, St. Nicholas has its own charm due to the intimate ambiance of the restaurant which entices diners to visit. The busiest hours are lunch and dinner, while the resto also serves brunch and merienda. 

Visit St. Nicholas Catering at #1 Fatima St. corner San Rafael st., Bgy., Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550

Phone: (02)535-7637 | Email: st.nicholascatering@yahoo.com 

Follow them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/st.nicholasresto/ 

Colgate Palmolive Philippines celebrates 90 years of making every Filipino happy 

Who would have thought that well-loved brand Colgate-Palmolive is now 90 years old? 

The ubiquitous brand has been in every Filipino household for close to a century providing every need for oral care, personal care and home care with recognized brands like Palmolive, Tender Care, Axion and Ajax. 

These came in the mail recently and my dad was so happy – because these are the same brands we grew up with and we used at home


It’s storied history is one for the books. Established in 1926 in a small office in Binondo with five employees, the initial products sold during that time where brands Pompeia cosmetics, Octagon laundry and Crystal White laundry bar. 1928 saw the office merging with Peet Brothers and the Colgate Company. Popular products such as Colgate Ribbon dental cream and Cashmere Bouquet toiletries were added, along with Palmolive Soaps, which pushes its growth in the next few years. Products were delivered to stores by Carabao or horse-drawn carts. 

In 1941, the office and warehouse was looted by invading soldiers. In spite of this, loyal employees managed to manually copy all entries of the company’s ledgers, writing word-for-word all entries for over a week. This gave the company the opportunity to collect receivables from insurance after the war has ended. 

In 1949, the company was incorporated as Colgate-Palmolive Philippines. The same year, Ajax was also introduced to the market. 
An advertising pioneer; memorable campaigns

Colgate-Palmolive, more often than not, produced memorable TV commercials and campaigns. They were also the first to advertise in color in 1966, when local TV advertising switched from black-and-white to color. 

Ask any Pinoy over the age of 30, and they will remember Alice Dixson’s “I Can Feel It” for Palmolive Naturals, which proceeded to win a Pilak Award na cemented its place as one of the best Philippine ads in the last 50 years. 

In 2007, Colgate’s Super Mega Brushing campaign earned a Guinness World Record for the most number of children (41,000 to be exact!) brushing their teeth at the same time. 

In the age of YouTube and Millennials, their Palmolive Naturals “Bounce” music video featuring Julia Barretto, Janella Salvador and Liza Soberano is considered one of the top 10 performing ads of 2015. 
Giving back to the Communities 

One of the company’s core values is caring for the communities where it’s present. The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program has been supporting oral health education across the country with free dental screenings and tooth-brushing drills, distribution of oral care kits and integrating oral health education materials with Kinder and Grade 1 curricula. This was made possible by the company’a partnership with the Department of Education for nearly two decades. 

Other programs include Kabarangay sa Dental Health Program, in partnership with the Philippine Dental Association, which raises awareness all over the country through free dental check-ups and product sampling. 

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Colgate-Palmolive partnered when Puregold in support of Operation Smile Philippines, an NGO focused on providing free surgeries to indigent children afflicted with cleft lips/palate. They also partnered with Robinsons Supermarket in support of World Vision Philippines. 

Currently, Colgate remains the Oral Care brand trusted by dentists while Palmolive remains the number one personal care brand in the Philippines.
Did you know? 

You can buy your favorite Colgate-Palmolive at the convenience of your own home. Just head to Lazada start clicking away!