Maxicare celebrates 30 years of bringing the finest healthcare within reach


Maxicare, Premier Healthcare Provider in the Philippines

Maxicare, one of the leading healthcare services in the Philippines, recently celebrated its 

30th anniversary dinner at The Conservatory, The Peninsula Manila in Makati. In 

attendance were (from L-R) Maxicare’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Christian 

Argos; Maxicare Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto ‘Bobby’ Macasaet Jr.; Maxicare 

Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dr. Roberto Macasaet Sr.; and, Equicom Group’s 

Chairman Mr. Antonio Go.

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Keep your hydration levels in check

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You need a hydrating product even if you have oily skin
and other ways to stave off dull, dry skin

Did you know that your skin can be moisturized but not properly hydrated? Hydration and moisturization are actually two different things. When you hydrate your skin, you ensure that your skin cells retain more water, resulting in healthier- and younger-looking skin. When you moisturize, you apply a protective layer on your skin that ensures that the moisture in your cells is not lost.

Dullness and tightness are telltale signs of dehydrated skin. When your skin is rough, dry or flaky—or all of the above, you need a moisturizer to retain your skin’s lipid barrier. The result is healthy skin that is soft and smooth.

If you only use a moisturizer, it may help ease your dry skin, but it does not address the cause of the problem and, chances are, you will need to reapply throughout the day. To make your skin truly healthy, you need to apply a hydrating lotion to plump up your cells.

Hydrators and moisturizers should be used in tandem for you to have healthy, hydrated, smooth and supple skin. Humectant ingredients in hydrators, like glycerin, can attract water from the surroundings by absorbing them, then binding them to the skin.

Sure, by drinking water, you keep yourself hydrated. But topical hydration registers more immediate results: younger-looking skin and well-functioning skin cells.

For your daily skin routine, first, apply a hydrating lotion like Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion that is clinically proven to hydrate dry skin for 24 hours. It also contains Epidermal Replenishing Complex (ERC5), a unique combination of 5 ingredients, that helps maintain healthy skin. Then, you can follow on with a moisturizer like Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. They are non-greasy, non-comedogenic and fragrance free.

If you have oily skin, you still need a hydrator, though you may need to apply moisturizer less often.

Here are a few more tips:

  • Use fragrance free, non-comedogenic products that will hydrate and moisturize your skin, but neither irritate nor clog your pores.
  • Exfoliate before you hydrate and moisturize. This way, you remove the dead skin cells that may hamper your skin’s absorption.
  • As much as possible, do not take hot showers or baths, because the heat reduces your skin’s moisture and protective oils.
  • When the weather feels like it’s drying out your skin, have a water spritzer handy to keep your skin moist.

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion and Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion are available in drugstores, department stores and supermarkets nationwide. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion also now comes in a new 118ml size with an SRP of Php 300.


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Cabalen Group of Companies Celebrates its 31st Anniversary

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Cabalen Group of Companies on their 31st Anniversary brings you the most exciting prizes with their Eat, Repeat, Win and Travel Raffle Promo! A trip to Asia’s dream destinations –Hongkong and Disneyland, Bali, Indonesia and Hanoi, Vietnam – awaits the three (3) lucky winners this year! Plus staycation packages to Bataan, Zambales and Tanay, Rizal will be given away.

The collaboration of all the restaurants – Cabalen Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want, Soi Restaurant, Mangan Restaurant, Eat Pinoy, BKK Express and Cerveseria – will surely satisfy your food cravings with their wide array of food highlights and exciting gadgets and international trips.

A minimum spend of P1,499 at any of these restaurants entitles you to one (1) raffle card for the Grand Draw. Upon completing your Grand Draw Entry you also get a bonus P350 worth of Gift Certificate valid to all Cabalen Group of Restaurants!

Aside from the international trips and calming staycations, you also get a chance to win weekly prizes all throughout the month of August. Yes! You can win gadgets, various passes and gift certificates every week!

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Tickle your taste buds with the country’s best Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao favorites – La Paz Batchoy, Gatang Tambakol, Sinigang na Lechon Ilocos, Pancit Habhab and Sizzling Chicken by Cabalen Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want .


Experience Authentic Thai dishes with a local twist with Soi Restaurant’s Thai Grilled Salted Fish (Pla Pao), Thai Mixed Vegetables (Pad Phak), Thai Fried Pork Belly (Mu Krob), Thai Chicken in Basil (Pad Kaprow Gai), Thai Spicy Ground Pork (Mu Pad Kaprow), Thai Spicy Ground Pork Chicken (Kai Pad Kaprow), and Thai Grilled Chicken Leg (Gai Yang); 


Feast on Mangan Restaurant’s Perfect Fry & Grill Duo, Prito Paborito and Inihaw Fiesta; 

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Indulge on Cerveseria’s mouthwatering Artisan Meals Cochinillo and Paella Cerveseria; 


Of course the On-the-Go Thai favorite BKK Express offers their full Big Kombo Kraze with P10 OFF and Eat Pinoy’s delectable Quilain Babi and Pesang Dalag

Get the ultimate food experience only with Cabalen Group of Restaurants – Cabalen Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want, Soi Restaurant, Mangan Restaurant, Eat Pinoy, BKK Express and Cerveseria and win amazing trips and staycations from Air You Go Travels,  Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp and Inflatable Island. That’s not all; get exciting prizes every week from Upside Down Museum, Myphone, Western Appliances and Star City.

Hurry! Join their Eat, Repeat, Win & Travel Raffle promo now!  For more details, see posters and prints or visit their official Facebook pages. Promo runs from August 1, until August 31, 2017. Per DTI-FETB Permit No. 10653 Series of 2017.

I’m so grateful that I was part of Cabalen’s 31st Anniversary celebration. Last August 1, a thanksgiving mass was held at their West Avenue branch. It was attended by Cabalen’s owner, official and staffs. And after a small talk, we tasted the sumptuous and yummy dishes of Cabalen.

Sharing you some photos…

Satisfy your Filipino cravings from Cabalen in any of its accessible branches: Alabang Town Center 809-6698 | Glorietta 2 893-9884 | Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone (045) 499-0245 | Market! Market! 728-2930 | Robinsons Place Ilocos 09392387995 | Robinsons Place Manila 536-7987 | Robinsons Starmills, San Fernando, Pampanga (045) 875-2064 | SM City Bacolod  (034) 436-5922 | SM City Bacoor (046) 484-9434 | SM City Baliwag (02)911-1584 | SM City Cabanatuan 0949-7740221 / 0977-6020222 | SM City Cebu (032) 238-5840 | SM City Clark (045) 499-0245 | SM City Dasmariñas  (02) 911-1584 | SM City Davao (02) 911-1584 I SM City Fairview 374-0843 | SM City Iloilo 0922-338-1091 I SM City Lipa (043) 756-2360 | SM City Manila 225-4580 I  SM Megamall 633-1761 | SM Mall of Asia 556-4874 |  SM City North Edsa 294-7970 | SM City Pampanga (045) 435-5511 | SM City San Jose Del Monte 0995– 1270517 & 0943-4863043 | SM City San Lazaro 244-9932 | SM Seaside Cebu (032) 254-9097 | SM City Southmall 0910-098-9652 I SM Trece Martires (046) 437–2941 | Trinoma Mall 901-3602 | West Ave., Quezon City 372-3515| Marquee Mall, Pampanga 911-1584: and Cabalen San Bruno, USA – 495 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066.

For your Thai favorites, visit Soi at any of the following: Alabang Town Center 551-0819 I Glorietta 553-0001 I Robinsons Place Manila 523-1189 I SM Mall of Asia GF, North Arcade 0922 – 8352708/ 0932 – 8904136 I SM Megamall 361-2420 I SM Seaside Cebu (032) 273-1456 | SM Manila- 252-2287|

For On-The-Go Thai food, visit BKK Express at the Uptown Mall, Food Hall 805-1328
and for Classic Filipino Comfort Food, go to Eat Pinoy at Food on Four, SM Aura 553-2717


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Ever Bilena’s Bold Beauty

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(L-R): Ever Bilena brand manager Christel Roca, Ever Bilena key accounts manager Denise Sy, Kirsten Sy, Ever Bilena marketing manager Olive Padilla, Ever Bilena Advance brand manager Creole David, and Blackwater brand manager Ivan Banez, they’re all present on the said event.

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, treated Make-up enthusiasts to a day

of dolling up as  and Ever Bilena Advance, its premium product line, hosted Bold Beauty –

an event where make-up enthusiasts and beauty bloggers experimented with a wide

selection of make-up pegs like, 90’s Beauties, Brow Story, Nude Alert, Sunrise Pink, Igari,

and many more, using only Ever Bilena and EB Advance products.


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Katsu Sora opens in Glorietta 4

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Get a free Sakura Tonkatsu set with every order of two Katsu Sora sets when you visit Katsu Sora’s newest branch at Glorietta 4 on July 26.

To all foodies out there, everybody’s favorite premium tonkatsu is now in Makati! Katsu Sora, the Japanese restaurant that offers authentic tonkatsu and a diverse selection of high-quality Japanese dishes, is set to open its ninth branch at the ground floor of Glorietta 4 on July 26, satisfying cravings and stirring more excitement among food enthusiasts all over the metro.

Visit the newest branch at the grand opening and enjoy a free Sakura Tonkatsu set with every order of any two Katsu Sora sets. Gather your friends and family and indulge in any of Katsu Sora’s premium pork – Iberico, Shimofuri, Kurobuta, and Sakura. Each of which is guaranteed of the highest quality: tender, juicy and an outstanding flavor.

Katsu Sora takes pride in its wide variety of options at the buffet bar. Make your own salad with a variety of ingredients and explore as many salad mixes as you want with 12 salad dressings to choose from. You may also fill your bowl with a hearty serving of either Awase Miso or Shin-su Shiro Miso soup. For the health-conscious ones, worry no more as Katsu Sora serves brown rice.

Experience authentic tonkatsu and a host of other Japanese meals at Katsu Sora. So what are  you waiting for, visit the nearest branch now.


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GAOC – GAOC opens in Filinvest City, Alabang

The newly GAOC  is located in Civic Place Bldg., Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Southerners can now have access to the highest standards in dental care as Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC), the leading dental clinic in the Philippines, and one of the best in South East Asia, opened its 8th branch in the central business district south of Metro Manila – Filinvest City, Alabang. With the clinic’s signature elegant and inviting ambience, patients of the Alabang branch will feel welcomed and relaxed in the new satellite clinic that offers two treatment rooms and one mini-operating room.


You may visit GAOC at the G/F Unit 106 to 107 2301 Civic Place Bldg., Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City or book an appointment at 804-4262 or 0917-122-4262.


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HUE AND ME: Embracing Art In Life

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Hue And Me: Embracing Art In Life, an art fair that celebrates art in all its forms, invites everyone aged five to ninety-five to join painting the town in bright hues on July 8-9, 2017 at SM Aura Premier, Taguig.

 Hue And Me upholds the philosophy of incorporating art in everyday life for entertainment, aesthetics, personal development, business, or even to effect social change. The fair aims to provide opportunities for learning new art skills and crafts, appreciation for art, and discovering its therapeutic benefits that improve quality of life, as well as empowering the youth with applicable knowledge and entrepreneurial artistry.

Artists and entrepreneurs exhibit their unique creations while engaging visitors to interesting and profitable workshops like how to make dream catchers, nail art, terrariums, charm bracelets, and pottery; cupcake designing; face painting; tattooing; food carving; make-up application; T-shirt printing; slippers painting; and rags/fabric weaving.

Visitors get to participate in informative talks like Make-up Application, Photography, Art Therapy, Art Entrepreneurship, Doodling, Calligraphy, Nude Sketching Session, Painting, Latter Art and Digital Art in Character Development.


Hue And Me: Embracing Art In Life is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace in collaboration with SM Aura Premier.


Entrance fee is P200 regular rate and P100 for students. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and event activities, visit the website at

TechnoMarine celebrates Facebook milestone with up to 60% discount

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TechnoMarine has hit a whooping half a million likes on Facebook! And as a way of showing its utmost appreciation for all the love and support it receives from its growing online community, TechnoMarine is giving away special discounts of up to 60% off on select TechnoMarine watches exclusively for TechnoMarine Facebook fans, TechnoMarine watch owners, and Milestone Card members.

 Perfect for any occasion and lifestyle, TechnoMarine has extensive choices of elegant creations. Covered in the promotion are some of its best-selling lines which includes, TM-115198 Cruise Dream and TM-115350 Cruise Jellyfish watches from the Cruise Collection, which is defined for its bold and vibrant designs and comes with interchangeable straps and covers, and theTM-515004 Reef Titanium from the Reef Collection, which redefines boundless possibilities with time and takes fearlessness to new heights. These collections are available in all TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide. 

Promo runs from June 30 to July 2, 2017 only so avail now!


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Mom’s Day out


Sun Life Philippines treats Mothers like me a relaxing spa at I’m Onsen Spa, I’m Hotel, Makati City last June 21, 2017. It was a day of pampering and of course a day of learning about self-care and money management.  I really deserved this because as a mom of two lovely daughters,  I forgot that I have to take care of myself as well.


Here are some photos of pampering session at  I’m Onsen Spa…

I learned a lot of things during the talk because it’s about Motherhood.  Though I can relate on the topics,  there are things I need to study,  experience and learn.  Being a mother is not an easy task but I enjoy every single time being a Mom.  I make it sure that I give my best that I can,  the love,  time and effort for my whole family.


My daughters are too young so I’m the one who spent more tome to take care of them because my husband is working.  Most of the time we are at our home so I’m with them watching TV,  playing and eating.  I’m focused to them as well as the household chores.  I almost forgot that I have to take care of myself as well.  I want to feel relax and stress-free,  I want a Me time.  I need to balance my time for my kids,  my family and myself.  Next year,  my eldest will go to school and honestly I’m so worried about her education,  the education of my kids.


As we all know,  education is very important and it is an investment but as the years gone by,  quality education means higher expenses.  I’m so surprised of the amount of the tuition of reputable schools now a days and I think it’s a wake up call for me as a parent to invest for the education of my children.  I believe that we will reap the fruits of our labor.

Here are some photos during the talks…


Thank you to all the sponsors of the said event @sunlifeph @twgteaph @belobabylove @hellomessybessy @sarahshomeph @trueteaph @goodbagph @celetequedermo @greensteviaph @workingmommag

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P60,000 worth of cosmetics and prizes await at Make-Up Mania!

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Go wild stocking up on Ever Bilena products to win great prizes!

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, invites you to join Make-Up Mania – a raffle contest open to all Ever Bilena customers and ongoing exclusively at all Watsons Stores nationwide. 

Joining is easy! Simply purchase two items or more from any of the following participating Ever Bilena products: Ever Bilena Matte Two Way Cake, Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer, Ever Bilena Eyebrow Palette Pink and Brown, Ever Bilena Matic Brow and Eyeliner, Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks, Ever Bilena Lip and Cheek Stain in Splash Red, EB Kleopatra Magic Lipstick, Evera Face Powder, Ever Bilena Luxe Lipstick, and EB Blend Me Sponge. Be sure to place all purchases in a single receipt.

Make sure to “like” Ever Bilena’s official Facebook page,, and send them a personal message with a photo of your proof of purchase. Include your name, address, contact number, and Facebook account with the photo. Proof of purchase should be readable and clear.

Once sent, you will receive a notification from an Ever Bilena representative indicating that your entry is valid. The more entries you submit, the more chances you have of winning.

One lucky winner will take home a total of P60,000 worth Ever Bilena products, two nights hotel accommodation at Luxent Hotel, and two domestic roundtrip tickets from Air Asia. Two winners will receive P20,000 worth of Ever Bilena products with two buffet dinner at Luxent Hotel and shopping spree from Jewels. Ten winners will win P3,000 worth of Ever Bilena products.

Entries will only be accepted until July 31, 2017, so start shopping for your favorite Ever Bilena make-up today! So hurry, Buy more and win big!


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