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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Epson Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators for Sixth Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson”) was listed among the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators announced by Philadelphia-based Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Epson has been named to the list every year since its inception in 2011.

Takahata (right) accepting the trophy from Hirofumi Hino of Clarivate Analytics

Hirofumi Hino from Clarivate Analytics’ office in Japan presented Toshiya Takahata, executive officer and general administrative manager of Epson’s Intellectual Property Division, with a trophy to commemorate the occasion.

Reasons for selection (cited by Clarivate Analytics)

The Top 100 Global Innovators methodology analyzes patents across four main criteria (volume, success, globalization, and influence). Epson has been selected for the list largely in recognition of its success rate, a metric that indicates the ratio of patents granted to the number of applications filed.
Intellectual property at Epson

Epson files about 4,000 patent applications a year. It holds and maintains about 50,000 patents globally and is working with patent agencies in 20 countries or more at any given time. In the patent rankings for the 2015 fiscal year, Epson ranked 7th in Japan for the number of patents awarded, 16th in the United States, and 15th in China (among foreign companies). Epson possesses world-class IP capabilities and is an industry leader in patent quantity and quality in product categories such as inkjet printers and projectors.

Comments from Toshiya Takahata, executive officer and general administrative manager of Epson’s Intellectual Property Division

“I am extremely pleased and proud that Epson has once again been honored with inclusion on the Top 100 Global Innovators list. Epson’s business strategies and intellectual property strategies are closely linked under the Epson 25 Corporate Vision. The acquisition of high-quality patents that contribute to our business is a high priority for us. I think Clarivate Analytics was able to see and appreciate what we have been doing, and that’s why we again made the Top 100 Global Innovators list. Intellectual property expands the potential of Epson’s current businesses as well as our future businesses. The Intellectual Property Division will continue to work closely with research and development departments to achieve Epson’s aim of becoming a truly indispensable company by creating products and services that help to make the world a better place.”
Top 100 Global Innovators
Clarivate Analytics analyzes intellectual property and patent trends based on proprietary data to determine the world’s most innovative corporations and institutions. The analysis covers four main criteria: volume, success, globalization, and influence. Begun in 2011, the Top 100 Global Innovators report is now in its sixth year.

For details, please see the Clarivate Analytics press release.
For more details about Epson's intellectual property activities, click on the link below.

SkinStation’s DERMAX MedLight laser: for your skin discoloration woes

Smooth, soft, flawless and even-toned skin is priceless. In fact, most of us go cray on the beauty aisle buying creams, lotions and other potions that promise to zap blemishes, smoothen and even out or whiten skin.

However, there are times when these are not enough, especially when it comes to fixing discolorations such as acne scars, age spots, sun spots, melasma, birthmarks and even, tattoos. Now you can indulge in the best skin treatments without making a dent on your budget with SkinStation’s affordable offerings.

The Philippines’ leading clinic in painless diode laser hair removal (LHR) also offers DERMAX MedLight laser, a non-invasive treatment powered by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that rejuvenates skin, targets and corrects pigmentation and age spots, and removes birthmarks and tattoos. And the best part is, you can avail of this premium treatment at an affordable price. Although one session would typically cost P7,000, SkinStation offers packages wherein prices start at P5,000 per session only.

If you’re still skeptical, read on as we discuss the top three common skin discoloration problems that could use the help of MedLight:

1.    Melasma. Commonly found among Asian women, melasma is considered to be the most difficult to treat among hyperpigmentation cases. It usually manifests itself in the form of dark patches on the face. It is associated with age, hormonal factors, stress, genetic predisposition, pregnancy, use of oral contraception and sun exposure. While topical treatments such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, retinol and TCA are commonly used, it’s not enough.

2.    Birthmarks. Nobody knows what causes birthmarks which can have a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Another type of birthmark is the port-wine stain which are red or purple marks that commonly affect the face and neck. They are caused by abnormal bleeding of blood vessels in the affected area. If left untreated they eventually get darker.

3.    Tattoos. About 20% to 30% of inked people regret getting a tattoo – from decorative to cosmetic tattoos such as eyebrow, eyeliner and lip stain tattoos. Other methods of removing these marks involve surgery or the use of acid which could damage the skin.

The DERMAX MedLight laser has been proven to effectively treat melasma, birthmarks, tattoos and other skin discolorations. For melasma treatment, the MedLight laser creates an invisible beam of light that is pulsed repeatedly at a fraction of a second. The pigments in the dark patches of the skin are fragmented and reabsorbed over a six- to eight-week period. The treatment is simple, non-invasive, with minimal risk and recovery time.

For tattoo removal and treatment of birthmarks, the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is commonly used as it delivers laser beam at 1064 nm for dark ink and 532 nm for colored ink. Micro-adjustments for spot size and depth can be done. Treatment may take between three to six sessions, depending on the depth of the tattoo and the inks used.

Meanwhile, for birthmark treatment, patients can expect a slight temporary bruising or crusting for about seven to 10 days. After that, the marks will noticeably fade. You may need to book several sessions of MedLight laser treatment depending on the size of the birthmark. For those with port-wine stains, getting a laser therapy at a young age leads to better results. However, not all types of birthmarks can be treated with laser; in some cases, surgery may be required.
For more information about the DERMAX MedLight laser treatment and other SkinStation promos, check out and follow SkinStation’s Facebook page or visit any SkinStation branch near you. You can also schedule a FREE doctor’s consultation. Just call (02) 405-5790, 0925 525 8323 for Sun subscribers, or 0917 583 GLOW (4569) for Globe.

Because #ChangeisBeautiful with Pond's

Kathryn Bernardo

The skin's top enemies are lack of sleep, high stress and pollution. We are on the look-out for products that would awake tired, dull skin and fights off visible signs of aging. The Ponds Institute tackles all above skin problems by inventing NEW Pond's formulations to make you feel and look beautiful. If you are ready for a beautiful change just like me, its time to switch to New Ponds.

The Pond's Beauty Council recently presented their newest Ponds celebrity ambassadors on Feb 22 at Maybank Performing Arts Center.  Ms. Kathryn Bernardo, Ms. Joey Mead - King, Ms. Toni Gonzaga, Ms. Sofia Andres along with Ponds Celebrity ambassadors were presented to the media.

Are you ready for a beautiful change? If you think about your skincare rituals from 5 to 10 years ago, the basics were able to keep your skin clear and well-hydrated. But if you take a closer look at our environment now and analyze what our skin faces each day—like pollution, harsher UV rays, and stress—you’ll realize that these basics are no longer enough. Today’s Filipina is in need of modern-day skincare solutions that can keep up with her ever-evolving skin needs and on-the-go lifestyle.

“This is why the Pond’s Institute’s recent innovations revolved around developing and improving our formulas,” says Apples Aberin, Unilever Head of PR.  “Pond’s wants to evolve with the modern-day Filipina. We want to show her that there is no need to be afraid of the ever-changing environment, because Pond’s is rising up to the challenge and changing with the times.”
Ponds Celebrity Ambassadors

Everything Beautiful Begins With Change 
With the NEW Pond’s formulations, the power to change your skin into something beautiful is always in your hands. The secret lies in looking for the ingredients and technology that your complexion needs at each stage of your life. Take a look at the NEW and improved Pond’s Acne Clear, Pond’s White Beauty, and Pond’s Age Miracle ranges, especially formulated for today’s modern woman.

Sofia Andres

For The Blooming Teen
She’s stepping out into the world on her own, and of course, with her besties. The skin challenge? Pimples, oily skin, and stubborn blemishes caused by stress, hormones, and pollution makes her feel self-conscious.

Her Pond’s Solution: Pond’s Acne Clear is clinically proven to clear acne in just three days. It contains the breakthrough Lock & Clear Technology, which is the first in the world to lock bacteria cells and clear it from the inside for beautiful, acne-clear skin. “Having clear skin helps me feel confident, so I always use the Pond’s Acne Clear Facial Wash and Acne Clear Leave-on Gel combo to keep pimples and oil away,” shares new Pond’s girl Sofia Andres. “I love how it helps my breakouts clear up a lot faster, too.”

Kathryn Bernardo

For The Girlboss-In-Progress
Whether she’s climbing the corporate ladder or making waves as a successful millennial, this hardworking woman is eager to show the world what she’s got. She lives an on-the-go lifestyle and commutes constantly for work, leaving her skin vulnerable to the sun’s damaging rays and pollution.

Her Pond’s Solution: Just 10 minutes under the sun can trigger the toughest skin problems. That’s why NEW Pond’s White Beauty uses the all-new, patented ingredient called Vitamin B3+, which works by lessening the production of melanin that causes skin darkening, and preventing the melanin from surfacing. “I noticed that I started getting dark spots from old acne marks and from being under the sun,” reveals Pond’s girl Kathryn Bernardo. “To protect my skin, I started using Pond’s White Beauty since it has SPF that protects it on the outside, and Vitamin B3+ that whitens from the inside. Using it twice daily really helped me get a rosy, white glow.”

Toni Gonzaga

For The Empowered Woman 
Years of experience—including triumphs and failures—have allowed her to know who she is and what she wants. She’s found her stride and now she’s working on letting go of her anxiety and stress, so she can enjoy her time with the ones who matter.

Her Pond’s Solution: NEW Pond’s Age Miracle helps reduce worry lines, wrinkles, skin sagging, and age spots. It has Retinol-C Complex that works 24 hours non-stop, helping to reduce wrinkles to give you a youthful glow. “As a new mom, I noticed that the late nights were starting to take a toll on my skin,” shares Pond’s Brand Ambassador Toni Gonzaga. “I tried the new formula, and after just 7 days, I noticed that I look a lot fresher and I even got my glow back!”

Joey Mead King

Making Beautiful Changes With Pond’s
The All-New Pond’s seeks to inspire women and show them that the power to make change beautiful is in her hands. “They say that the most beautiful faces in the Philippines use Pond’s—and I’m proud to be one of them,” shares new Pond’s brand ambassador, Joey Mead. “As women, it’s important that we strive to inspire and empower one another. We all have the strength and grace to transform the toughest changes into something beautiful.” 

At the forefront of skincare science and innovation since 1846, Pond’s continues to show why it is still a leader when it comes to providing superior solutions for cleansing, anti-aging, and lightening. And now, with the NEW and improved Pond’s Acne Clear, Pond’s White Beauty, and Pond’s Age Miracle ranges, the modern Filipina can feel confident knowing that she has what she needs to face the beautiful changes in her life with beautiful skin.

#SmartGIGAMovies present Logan advance screening

There is no better time to be a Smart Postpaid subscriber and an X-Men fan than this March when Smart gives away hundreds of movie tickets to an exclusive advance screening of the upcoming “Logan” movie, the next installment to the “X-Men” franchise centered on Wolverine.

Smart subscribers will be among the first in the world to see “Logan” on February 28, ahead of its Philippine showing starting March 1 and ahead of its worldwide release on March 3.
“This is just the first of a series of Smart Postpaid-sponsored blockbusters. We want to reward our subscribers with the most anticipated Hollywood experiences that they can share with their friends and family,” said Patrick Tang, Head of Smart Postpaid.
“#SmartGigaMovies is just one of the many perks that Smart Postpaid will provide regularly for our subscribers this year and the years to come. We want to give back to our loyal postpaid users in with exclusive lifestyle experiences such as the #SmartGigaMovies lineup, instant perks and even bigger offers that Smart Postpaid will announce soon so please do follow Smart’s social media accounts and be updated via our website,” he added. 

Said to be Hugh Jackman’s final portrayal of the iconic steely clawed mutant character, “Logan” brings viewers to the year 2029 when mutant population has significantly decreased and an aging Logan is now working as a chauffeur to get by while he’s caring for Professor X. Logan’s “retirement” is interrupted when he drives for a young mutant girl, young X-23, who mirrors his powers. All of a sudden, Logan is faced with a choice to utilize what remains of powers to protect the girl from dark forces.
20th Century Fox recently launched a “Logan” Super Bowl trailer featuring “Amazing Grace” as background to chunks of action and drama clips. Directed by James Mangold, “Logan” also stars Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Professor X alongside Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Dafne Keen.
Jackman, who first played Wolverine/Logan 18 years ago, has appeared in the X-Men series and stand-alone Wolverine films since 1999.
If you’re a Smart postpaid subscriber, follow Smart’s official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for chances to win tickets to screenings at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell. On February 28, smart subscribers were among the first to watch “Logan” via Smart Giga Movies advance screening. Track #SmartGigaMovies for more details.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Canon Marketing launches SIKAP for DepEd students

Canon Marketing, DepEd and Marylindbert International launched SIKAP on Feb. 20 at the DepEd Qc. The launch was attended by Canon Marketing executives, DepEd officials and selected students from NCR.

Vital records are documents issued by the government that prove you exist and indicate your status. These documents include birth certificates, marriage licences, death certificates, insurances, citizenship and other pertinent records that you might use in the future.

Both vital records and legal documents should be stored in a safe and secure location.  In this regard, Canon Marketing partners with DepEd and Marylindbert International for SIKAP

SIKAP which stands for School Immersion and Key Advancement Program is an advocacy of Canon Philippines on the importance of effective archiving and history. Its main objective is to provide students, teachers and parents a better perspective on how to take proper care of pertinent and important documents relevant to their daily lives, help them recognize and reinforce knowledge and skills in both digital and physical archiving and to afford them easy access to high quality printing and scanning devices that enables enrichment of academic and creative skills.

The advocacy campaign will be piloted in select schools in NCR. Teaching guides and learning materials will be given for free to all participating schools.

It aims to see every student know his past, present and move forward to the future. With awareness, knowledge and recognition of the value of archiving that all pertinent documents are taken cared of.

The highlight of the launch is the Sealing of the Partnership amongst Canon, DepED and Marylindbert International with the official handover of the teaching and learning materials.

These are documents we usually take for granted like Birth Certificates, Marriage Contracts, Insurances, School Records, Contracts among others”, Mr. Lim Kok Hin, President and CEO of
Canon Philippines emphasized.

“Imagine the loss of school’s valuable data if the school’s records gets inundated with the flood waters. With proper storage and archiving these unfortunate scenarios can be avoided,” Kok Hin

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Watsons brings the scent of Paris via Enchanteur Paris

What is the first thing you think of when you hear Paris?

Hmmm.. although I haven’t been there—yet—I know, Paris is synonymous with the Eiffel Tower, the Museums and of course for being one of the fashion capitals of the world!

Paris may be a city full of history, but it is also the center for all the new trends, whether its fashion, food and fragrances.

So while I am still saving up for that Parisian trip, I guess I have to splurge and indulge myself in their perfumes for now.

Besides my skincare, I am also such a fan of perfumes. Leaving home without a spray of my favorite scent is like having with only one eyebrow. Thank goodness Watsons is now bringing the scent of Paris via the Enchanteur Paris EDT perfumes which is great for layering scents and as a substitute when my favorite perfume runs out. .

Now, being your own Parisian woman is easier as Watsons brings Enchanteur Paris to the Philippines. Enchanteur Paris is a range of high quality and timeless French-inspired fine Eau de Toilettes (EDT) and fragrance-infused body care products for young women. Watsons now makes it easier for Filipinas who love to smell good to choose her signature scent from this line of quality but affordable EDT.

Watsons PH recently launched Enchanteur Paris French-inspired fine Eau de Toilettes (EDT) and fragrance-infused body care products for young women on Feb 23 at La Creperie, Makati. The event was graced by Watsons executives and media.

There are four Enchanteur fragrances for different personalities. These lovely and enchanting scents were inspired by the romance of Paris, the City of Lights, and the chic aesthetic of French women.

Magique is for the carefree, confident and adventurous girl. This magical mix of apple, magnolia and praline is perfect for a day out with her sweetheart as you try fun and new things together.

Belle Amour is for the romantic sweet girl on her first date with a special person. This is a captivating blend of apple, melon, blackcurrant and pink rose scents that would make her date’s heart beat faster.

Mon Amie is for the fun, cheerful and charming girl. She can wear this breezy scent of fresh citrus, red apple and pink peonies on an exciting adventure with friends.

Adore is for the elegant, graceful and adorable girl. She likes the sensual scent of wild jasmine, pink mimosa and golden pear. This alluring fragrance evokes glamor and sophistication.

All four Enchanteur Paris fragrances strike the perfect balance whether you want something light, fresh, sparkling, elegant or sensual.

Enchanteur Paris also shares a French woman's secret to making her fragrance last longer and that is through complementing the Eau de Toilette with the Parfum Lotion, Parfum Serum, Deospray and Hand Cream. With these products, your chosen Enchanteur Paris scent will linger and enchant the whole day.

Enchanteur Paris is exclusively available at all Watsons stores nationwide and The SM Store-Beauty Section. The Eau de Toilette retails at Php400, Php100 for the Hand Creams, Php129 for the Deosprays, Php210-Php275 for the Parfum Serum and Parfum Lotions.

The Voice Season 12 exclusively returns to Star World

Star World, FOX Networks Group (FNG) Philippines’ number one female-oriented general enter-tainment channel announced today the return of the well-loved and three-time Emmy winning talent show, The Voice. The Voice Season 12 exclusively premieres in the Philippines on February 28, 2017 (Tuesday) only on Star World with live telecasts every 2:00 PM and primetime replays at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM respectively.

Exciting turn of events are in-store for the viewers on the latest season of The Voice as we continue on the search for the next best voice that will shake the music industry to the core. The season premiere of The Voice marks the sweet return of Gwen Stefani as she once again secures her judging spot, rounding up the girl power action on the competition up against Adam Levine and once again reunited with her partner, Blake Shelton.

The latest season of The Voice boosts a bigger, better and more engaging experience than it has on its previous season by bringing in the biggest and most recognizable names in the music industry as adviser to the coaches, making everything a match made in heaven; Celine Dion joins Gwen Stefani as an adviser taking the femme fatal action to high roads. On the other corner of music, five-time winner of show, Blake Shelton is joined by Luke Bryan — a tandem easy on the eyes and easy on dynamics as the two have worked together before to co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Adam Levine pairs up with a legend, John Legend that is. These swoon-worthy gents collaborate to take ordinary people to the next level while keeping their dapper in check. Running on her second season for The Voice, Alicia Keys, is all about winning as she teams up with award-winning hip hop artist DJ Khaled, and everyone sure knows, that all he does is win no matter what.

With all these great additions to The Voice stage, the stakes get even higher and better as the season presents extended Blind Auditions, making room for far more artists, far more voices and far more drama — leave it to host Carson Daly to make sure things don’t get out of hand. As the latest season steps up in more ways than one, Star World stays true to its promise of delivering only the best and premier content and immediately brings it fresh from the US!

realme C65 promises to deliver a Quality Champion Experience for all

The much-awaited realme C65 officially hits the shelves as the latest release in the popular realme C Series. With its all-rounder features,...