JL, Biogesic and Unilab for a Healthier Philippines

Saturday, November 26, 2022

The word "Ingat" resonated with so many Filipinos, more so during the pandemic as health suddenly became so much of a priority (for obvious reasons). Biogesic and Unilab recently reminded us that getting sick could actually affect anyone at anytime, and during these times... there should be "Alagang Walang Pinipili". The feeling and act of unconditional care for others has always been their call. Then on this day, they also renewed their ties with the main man, John Lloyd Cruz. When he looks at you and said "Ingat" with those eyes, things get better.

This time he's taking the point across to more Filipinos, together with that signature salute of his, he's going to communicate how it is to be in a state where there's "Alagang Walang Pinipili". He says "It's had not to feel the care and support of the people you work with at Unilab. They always want to know how you are, how you are doing, and ask you what you want to do. Now our connections get even deeper. Especially now on their 50th year!"

Unilab Corporate VP Alexander Panlilio adds "We believe in the care and quality healthcare we provide for every Filipino family.  Biogesic has always been synonymous with the "Ingat" tagline which John Lloyd does in our messages. This time we want to strengthen our connections with "Alagang Walang Pinipili" just like what he experienced with us at Unilab."

This is a commitment from Unilab and Biogesic. If you want to know more about their campaign, check out their YouTube channel via youtube.com/c/biogesicph.


Top Holiday Destinations: Tagaytay Highlands

Christmas in the Philippines start at "BER" months, which means months that end with BER (September to December). It is dubbed as the longest Christmas celebration in the world and we do often take this time to be with friends, family, and loved ones. Destinations such as Tagaytay Highlands are often on top of the list because of the cool climate, serene and beautiful landscape where guests, residents would enjoy the countryside without going too far from the metropolis via a short ride away down south.

It has changed a lot over the years as new exclusive residential homes and units have been put up as vantage points to Taal Volcano and lake area, and Laguna-Mount Makiling side, you'll end up crazy trying to look at the nice views from one side and the other. They also have recently put up Christmas decors, lights, ornaments as the holidays come closer, making this a very inviting place to be in especially this December. Tagaytay Highlands will also be holding a Christmas Party for the young ones come December 17. It will be held at the Sports Center Hall so make sure you get them all dressed for the occasion.

Aside from that, there will be a Christmas Bazaar on the Highlands Golf Parking area from December 27 to 31 to make sure those aguinaldos and shopping money be spent without leaving the sweet enclave. The Sports Center Hall will also get converted for the New Years Eve countdown on the 31st, so schedule appropriately during the holidays.

For those who prefer a more holy retreat, Chapel events will happen from November 27th til the end of the year, so make sure you check schedules appropriately on site or their social channels. You can also take the trip there for the annual "Simbang Gabi" which starts from December 15th to the 23rd. The holiday mass will also be celebrated on Christmas eve and the day itself, plus on New Year's day. It's certainly a dreamy place to be in during Christmas time so if you're in the mood for a move, consider Tagaytay Highlands to be on your list if you would like a change of pace and destination during the holidays. The award winning developer Highlands Prime Inc. is a subsidiary of SM Prime Holdings. It's safe and made of dreams, so if you're interested go check out Tagaytay Highlands on FB, IG and their site tagaytayhighlands.com today!


EFFITIX Now in the Philippines

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Pets are all part of the family. They bring so much joy which to me is priceless and can never be replaced. Taking care of them is essential, and these days we can never be too complacent as a simple mosquito bite would carry disease, but now there's something that can prevent that.
Pharma company Virbac knows how the Philippines need solutions for animal health. This is why they are bringing in Effitix, a topical solution for canines so they won't get tick or flea infestations. This also could save them from heartworms as it repels mosquitoes which cause these problems too, and can do it in a span of 4 weeks. 

Dr. Remil Galay a professor of Veterinary Medicine from the UPLB says "Dogs can be sick by pathogens from tick bites. Based in our studies Ehrlichia Canis is the most common detected in the Philippines. A study published last year include Ricketsia, Lice, we need to keep this off our dogs. There are a lot of methods you can employ, like soaps and shampoos, but that doesn't last after washing. The protection doesn't last long. Fipronil remains effective in killing brown dog ticks. There are new drugs combined with it which gives stronger killing effects, additionally prevent resistance to one drug. It is also shown effective in different kind of ticks."

Dr. Sheila Chavez who is the Technical Assistant Manager for Companion Animals from Virbac Philippines showed how to apply the topical solution to pets. She broke off the top, put the liquid and lathered it onto the skin (not the hair).

Journalist Gretchen Malalad wore the fur Mommy hat during the event and talked about how she took care of her fur babies. She rescue cats and dogs, put some of them for adoption. She also neuter and spays them to prevent animal abandonment. Being a dog lover, she had one of her dogs always play and run with her, though one day, the doggie got too tired. She got him to a vet, but when his blood tests came, he had heartworms. It was a long treatment, took 6-8 months and regular checkup. She used Effitx to also rid him of ticks and lice too. She also tried it on her other dogs and saw it was clearly effective. She wanted to have known about it before her doggie got sick, she's glad Effitix is now in the country.

This also kills them within 24 hours and still work even if they take a bath, shampoo, a dip in a pool and usual activities. They come in pipettes so it's easier to apply on our best friends to keep our cute little doggies safe from harmful parasites. It's only for doggos eight weeks old and above and comes in different sizes since dogs don't come in one size. This is good news for those keeping their pets at home, and you can get them starting December 16 via authorized online pet stores and  probably shops and clinics by February next year. You may check pH.virbac.com for more information about the topical solution they offer. You can also follow their social channels @VirbacPH on FB and @virbac_philippines on IG because they update often there.

Effitix costs Php 345 for the 4-10kg size, and for the 10-20kg size costs Php 365. They also have a promo on December giving free brush with shampoo container. (Will be announced on social channels soon) so stay tuned!

Of course, consult your vet at all times. 


Cignal Entertainment Does Showbiz Caravan: A Proper Thanksgiving and for Charity

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Had a wonderful time talking to stars from Cignal/TV5 shows Sing Galing Kids, Sing Galing, Suntok Sa Buwan, Oh My Korona, Kalye Kweens, Now Zending, Reelverse and several other programs from the Kapatid network. They've been doing a showbiz caravan visiting several spots in Mega Manila to bring entertainment and thank everyone who supported their shows. Some of them are already ending, so it's an apt thing to do for those who contributed to their success. We talked to Zendee, Marimar, Ms. K Brosas, Jessy Salvador, Paulo Angeles and Pooh who also had a mall show later that day for the same purpose.

We talked about a lot of things including their experience about being on the show and working with other actors during the locked in taping and the pandemic. It's a pretty neat sight to get to know how they survived some of the most difficult circumstances like when Sing Galing was airing and Zendee had COVID-19. She was adamant to finish her work despite difficulty breathing, I was at awe on how she was able to do that. Here's our interview with her and Marimar that afternoon.

The Showbiz Caravan was pretty well received over at Starmall in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. They were there from November 17 to 19 to the delight of mall goers, shoppers and fans of the shows. They also did a portion where they get to sing with the stars and prizes went to a charity for the benefit of Kids of National Children’s Hospital and to a baby named Aaron who is a 7-year-old patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. That was certainly touching to see. 
Ms. K Brosas touched on a topic about Ms. Kris Aquino and how she was able to give her advise about accepting praises, and thanks as a celebrity. That part really made sense, and touching how their friendship has lasted all throughout these years.

Jessy Salvador (Maja Salvador's sister) talked lengthily about their show Oh My Korona which she says had her comedy acting chops tested during the whole show. She was glad Pooh was instrumental in making her better in the genre and hope she'll get to do drama shows in the future. Pooh on the other hand shared his experiences on working with his co-actors and how blessed he was despite the hardships of the pandemic, the lack of work, and how he was still blessed. Listen in!

Then on the other side of the venue, we got to talk to Paulo Angeles. Such a fine gentleman. Good looking, but never thought of himself as a matinee idol material. He often was playing a playful lad, partnered with different love interests, but wants a more dramatic role next time. Here's what we talked about during the press conference:

The finale episodes of Oh My Korona will air on November 26 while the grand finals of Sing Galing Kids and regulars will air on December 3 and 10 respectively. The Suntok Sa Buwan ending on the other hand will air on December 8th, while Kalye Kweens will end on Christmas eve. You can watch it on the date or re-runs if you use the Cignal Play app,. it's actually free so no need to burden yourself watching the shows especially for PH subscribers. Thank you for the opportunity to talk with you all! You've done good.