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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Say goodbye to flakes and itchy scalp and say hello to a more confident you by using Selsun Blue

Dandruff is a common and recurring condition that can be caused by certain factors, including an oily scalp, infrequent hair washing and even allergies you didn’t know you had. It can take the fun out of so many things, such as wearing dark clothes, baring your shoulders and even the simple act of flipping your hair.  

 

Having dandruff is a sign that your scalp is not healthy. Thus, you need to address the problem at the root, literally and figuratively. How do you do this? There are many home remedies touted to treat dandruff, but many of these lack clinical research evidence for them to be credible. You can achieve dandruff-free status and gain more confidence by using a shampoo that really works to manage the problem. 

 

Selsun Blue is a line of anti-dandruff shampoos formulated with Selenium Sulfide 1%, an ingredient which attacks the root source of dandruff. Selsun Blue and Selenium Sulfide have been clinically proven with laboratory tests to control and manage dandruff effectively. Selenium Sulfide is an anti-infective agent that helps relieve itching and flaking of the scalp.  

 

A common problem that people have with anti-dandruff shampoos is that they can dry your hair. No such concern with Selsun Blue, which has conditioning Honey Extract that moisturizes and softens hair. 

 

The Selsun Blue line contains Selenium Sulfide 1%, French Honey extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5. The PRO-X Extra Strength with Menthol instantly soothes itchy scalp while the PRO 2-in-1 has built-in conditioner for even softer and more manageable hair. 

 

Say goodbye to flakes and itchy scalp and say hello to a more confident you by using Selsun Blue. 

 

Get 10% off on all Selsun Blue products this coming 8.8 Sale only at Mentholatum’s Flagship Store on Shopee! (https://shopee.ph/mentholatum)

 

Beyond the Vax : The Value of Our Body’s Defense and Repair System in Fighting COVID-19

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines invites you to the premiere of Season Two of its CommChat series entitled Beyond the Vax: The Value of Our Body’s Defense and Repair System in Fighting Covid-19 on July 31, Saturday at 3PM. 

 

This season kicks off with Dr. Oyie Balburias talking about the value of our body’s defense and repair system in fighting against COVID-19. Dr. Balburias is one of the three pioneering doctors for Functional Medicine in the Philippines and is also a host in GMA’s health program “Pinoy M.D.”.

 

The CommChat Series is a webinar series that invites recognized professionals in communications and other industries to talk about relevant and insightful topics that will help in the professional development of communications practitioners. It is one of the initiatives of the IABC Philippines that aims to teach both communication practitioners and aspiring professionals how to survive in the constantly changing industry landscape. 


The Season One of IABC Philippines’ CommChat Series tackled different issues, from “Pursuing career goals despite the pandemic”, to “How brands and companies use technology and social media to achieve their communication goals and objectives”. 

 

The event is free and those who are interested in attending this season’s premiere entitled Beyond the Vax : The Value of Our Body’s Defense and Repair System in Fighting COVID-19 can register at https://forms.gle/J2sTktQJEMhAkL3CA.

 

Partnering with IABC Philippines for the Season Two premiere are regional integrated communications agency ComCo Southeast Asia and Bayad.com.

 

IABC Philippines is the first IABC country chapter in Asia. It is an association of top business, industrial and organizational communicators and professionals that supports the highest professional standards and practice of exceptional quality and innovation in organization and business communication. It advocates for continued professional growth, learning, and communication excellence, linking Filipino practitioners with colleagues and best practices worldwide. Its two major communication excellence industry awards are the Philippine Quill and the Philippine CEO EXCEL Awards. IABC is a member of the Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communication Management.

 

To know more about IABC Philippines, please visit https://www.facebook.com/iabcph or e-mail iabcphilippinesat30@gmail.com.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Cebu Pacific Official Advisory Announcement Release

The Philippine government, through the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No 130-A, has placed the NCR Plus Area under a more stringent General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with Heightened Restrictions (GCQ-HR) from July 30 to August 5, 2021, and on a two-week Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) beginning August 6 until August 20, 2021.  

 

Only essential travel will be allowed beginning today, July 30, 2021 until August 20, 2021.  

 

As of this time, Cebu Pacific will continue to operate flights as scheduled until August 5, 2021. 

 

However, passengers who wish to postpone their domestic flights and those traveling for non-essential reasons until August 20 may cancel up to two (2) hours before their scheduled time of departure, and may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website (http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight):  


 

1. Rebook 

Rebook for travel within 60 days no additional cost, following CEB’s permanent removal of change fees. Fare difference waived.  

 

2. Travel Fund  

Store the amount in a virtual CEB wallet valid for two (2) years and use this to either book a new flight or pay for add-ons (e.g. baggage allowance, seat selection, etc.)  

 
Passengers are  advised to update   their contact  details via bit.ly/CEBUpdateInfoto receive email notifications on flight reminders and updates.   

 

Before going to the airport, passengers are advised to check  the travel requirements, safety protocols, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the CEB website: bit.ly/CEBFaqs    

 

Cebu Pacific will provide the latest updates o on Cebu Pacific operations in the succeeding days.  

 

For  other questions or   concerns, passengers  may  send  a  message  via  Charlie the  chat bot  on the Cebu Pacific website, or  through CEB’s official Facebook and Twitter account pages.  
 

Make each day better with these K-Dramas that give us both feels and life lessons we can take to heart

It’s no secret that Korean dramas (K-Dramas) are incredibly popular among Filipinos. Beyond the “kilig”-inducing casts and compelling storylines, K-Dramas are also known for dropping nuggets of wisdom and practical lessons that fans can surely apply in their daily lives. 


We listed down these K-Dramas that give us both feels and life lessons we can take to heart. 

 

Doom at Your Service

“The rain isn’t a big deal. Even if you’re the only one without an umbrella, it’s fine. Just get wet. Get wet and run.” --Myul Mang (Seo In-guk) to Tak Dong-gyung (Park Bo-young). 

 

While this is a romantic scene between our OTPs (one true pair), it also talks about the value of not giving up from challenges you face and that sometimes, the problems you think are big may not really be that big. The most important thing is to keep moving forward. 


Youth of May

“I hope you continue to bravely go down the path that you wanted to take. You are...a strong person that no one can break,” Hwang Hee-tae (Lee Do-hyun) to Kim Myung-hee (Go Min-Si). 

 

In this heartbreaking goodbye scene, Hee-tae is leaving Myung-hee but reminds her to keep going and that she is a strong person that will not be brought down by anyone. This is a very helpful reminder that we are always stronger than we think we are.

 

Penthouse 3

“I still hate you. You still owe me a proper apology. But for now, I just want to help you,” Bae Ro-na (Kim Hyun-soo) from Penthouse 3 to Ha Eun-byul (Choi Ye-bin)

 

Ha Eun-byul and Bae Ro-na never had the best relationship because of their families but in this scene, while Eun-byul was facing difficulties, Ro-na still extended her hand to help someone she doesn’t particularly like, showing that taking the high ground and providing help when needed is important.

 

Sky Castle


 

“Think simply. The right answer is always simple. Those who are sick should be treated, and no one should be victimized.” – Park Soo-chang (Yu Seong-ju)

 

The reclusive doctor who wanted to reconcile with his son hasn’t always walked straight and narrow which led to the death of his wife and estrangement from his son. His life’s tragedies also taught him to be a better person and his quote on doing the right thing has shown his character growth and are words we can all live by.

 

Reply 1988

“The feeling of being accustomed only comes with having spent a long time with something. And the only people I’m comfortable with, can truly know me, embrace me and console me.” – Kim Jung-hwan (Ryu Jun-yeol)


Jung-hwan, despite his often-cold exterior, is known for his warm heart and is something his dearest and closest people cherish about him. The same is true for all of us: we need to surround ourselves with people who know us and are comfortable with.

 

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

“You could be living well and just end up dying one day. You can fall right out of the sky then end up living in a place like this. So just follow your heart and live. Do everything you want to do and live however you want.” – Hae Soo (IU)


After time-travelling to an ancient era and smack-dab into political intrigue, it’s no wonder Hae-Soo realized this. This is also something we can take lessons from: no one knows what will happen tomorrow so do your best to live better every day. 

 

Cheese in the Trap

“If you’re going through something hard, don’t keep it to yourself.” – Yoo Jung (Park Hae Jin)

 

Cheese in the Trap might be marketed as a romantic-comedy but the show does drop a lot of truth bombs about living life and moving through challenges. This quote from Yoo Jung is one of them as it reminds people that no one should struggle alone and seek help when needed. Conversely, it also reminds people to help when they see someone struggling or asking for their help.

 

Watch and learn a lot more of these K-Drama life lessons with Viu’s extensive library of Asian shows powered by the fastest and seamless connections of PLDT Home. 

 

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McDonald's recently released an M Safe video, where former store employees of the company talked about how being safe at McDonald’s

In a recently released M Safe video, former store employees of the company talked about how being safe at McDonald’s makes them feel good.

 

Henric, a former crew at McDo Robinsons Novaliches shared how working at McDonald’s has taught him the value of safety early on. Years after and an own business later, he recalls and proudly shares how serious the company is on safety. 

 

Meanwhile, former crew members Arden and Khaycie also highlighted how safety has always been ingrained at McDonald’s. As their work now as an accounting associate and a sales agent required them to be in the field , they looked back at how safety is the first lesson being taught to new employees, highlighting the global stringent guidelines and procedures.


“Safety has always been at the core of our operating culture and will always be. Our M Safe program is a testament to this - quality, service, value, and cleanliness have been integral parts of McDonald’s since day one and who can better talk about this than our former crew members who have turned into loyal customers. We continue to stay true to our commitment on safety – first for our people and for all customers across all channels,” says Kenneth S. Yang, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Philippines. 

 

Safety in every way

 

Customers are assured of safety in all ways. Apart from its Safety Seal-certified stores and its bid to support employees on vaccination, McDonald’s continues to innovate and provide customers with other safe choices where they can enjoy their food. 

 

Responding to consumer preferences, McDonald’s introduced Bike & Dine, Ride Thru, and Outdoor Dining so any customer can enjoy their favorites conveniently and safely.

 

Whether, dine-in, delivery or ride thru, customers are assured that their food is safely prepared through its stringent global food quality standards and strict safe and healthy protocols.

 

“As we all continue to navigate through these challenging times, the public can count on us in making sure their McDonald’s experience is always safe. We encourage customers to share feedback too via msafe@ph.mcd.com,” Yang concluded.

Nokia mobile brings its Filipinos fans amazing discounts and freebies this rainy season!

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced its latest deals and promos for the rainy season. Fans will love the 20 percent discount on the Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4. Those eyeing the Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 1.4 can also get first dibs on the limited-edition Nokia hoodie and umbrella – the perfect rainy season freebies to trust and keep.

 

Nokia mobile brings its Filipinos fans amazing discounts and freebies until supplies last:

·       Get 20 percent off with the Nokia 2.4, which features 3GB RAM and 64GB memory in timeless Charcoal, with free TWS earbuds for only Php5,590, an amazing price cut from its original price of Php6,990.

·       The Nokia 3.4 with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory in vibrant Fjord or timeless Charcoal is now available for Php6,590 with free Yoobao Speaker, down from its original price of Php7,990. 

·       Grab a free Nokia hoodie with every purchase of the Nokia 5.4 for only Php7,990 from its original price of Php9,990. The phone is packed with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage and comes in Polar Night and Dusk colour variants.

·       Snag a premium Nokia umbrella when getting a Nokia 1.4 which comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB memory in Fjord and Charcoal colour variants, for only Php4,990.


Stay active at home 

Stream workout videos and stay active even whilst indoors with the Nokia 2.4. Match your exercise pace to online HIIT, yoga or other programs with the Nokia 2.4’s immersive 6.5-inch HD+ screen. The phone’s massive display gives users an immersive experience that elevates their viewing time. With 3GB RAM and 64GB memory, users can enjoy seamless navigation of mobile activities such as video streaming, chatting to taking amazing photos. 


The Nokia 2.4 is also equipped with modern essentials such as a fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature, giving fans effortless access and added security for their smartphones. 

 

Enjoy rainy, cosy days with family

Rainy days can still be fun at home with family and loved ones close by. Extend bonding time with the Nokia 3.4. Streaming your favourite movies and vlogs and binge watch on the phone’s wide 6.39-inch HD+ screen with a punch-hole design. 

The Nokia 3.4 also has a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 460 Mobile Platform and octa-core processor to ensure a strong and trustworthy performance upgrade combined with a premium design and the best of Android in a durable package. 

Create amazing content at home like a pro

Let the rain pour and enjoy time indoors whilst exploring your creativity and creating amazing content with the Nokia 5.4. The phone’s impressive 48MP quad camera setup and 16MP front camera capture stunning photos and videos with incredible detail whether with light or in the dark with zero shutter lag. 

 

Tailored to young and creative content creators, the Nokia 5.4’s strong camera and film capabilities brought by the reliable Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 Mobile Platform and two-day battery life enable users to perform each activity with speed, whether it’s for work, games, streams, photoshoots or entertainment. 

 

Family time with peace of mind 

The sturdy Nokia 1.4 is the phone for the familyIt features a Qualcomm® chipset, fingerprint sensor for security and built-in parental control that allows users to manage content downloaded from Google Play store and downloadable content whilst letting children play with the device during rainy days. 

 

The Nokia 1.4 also boasts a massive 6.51-inch HD+ edge-to-edge screen real estate, the largest ever on a Nokia 1 series. The new and expanded HD+ screen is perfect for video calls, keeping friends and families connected even from afar.

 

Fans can purchase all discounted phones to love, trust and keep at all Nokia mobile physical stores and kiosks nationwide and online at Shopee, Lazada, Zalora and all authorised resellers until stocks last.

Cebu Pacific honors all 19 athletes and recognizes their efforts by awarding them with free flights

Cebu Pacific, the country’s leading carrier, honors the heroic feats of the Philippine delegation to the Tokyo Olympics after they reaped multiple medals for the first time since the Los Angeles 1932 Games. 

CEB, along with the whole Filipino population, is beyond proud of all 19 athletes who represented the country, and recognizes their efforts by awarding them with free flights.

Every Juan of them deserves to fly:  Eireen Ando, Kurt Barbosa, Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal, Luke Gebbie, Kris Knott, Eumir Marcial, Irish Magno, Cris Nievarez, EJ Obiena, Carlo Paalam, Bianca Pagdanganan, Juvic Pagunsan, Nesthy Petecio, Remedy Rule, Yuka Saso, Jason Valdez, Kiyomi Watanabe, and Carlos Yulo. 

“All our athletes have uplifted the country’s spirits amid this challenging time. We are grateful to them for going above and beyond, and we know they all have respective support teams behind them – this is why we want to have them and their loved ones enjoy free flights from us,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing & Customer Experience at Cebu Pacific. 

Each member of the Philippine delegation will receive 25 flights for free, to commemorate the airline’s 25 years of enabling everyjuan to fly. 

These tickets may be used for any domestic and short haul destination in the Cebu Pacific network.  Each awarded athlete may choose to use these for themselves, or share with the rest of their teammates, families – practically anyone in their support system. 

“We know it takes a village, and all those behind our athletes also poured their efforts into this. Each and every Juan of you deserve to fly,” added Iyog. 

Anarchyst PH won the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021

Xiaomi together with PlayerUnknown’s Battegrounds (PUBG) has successfully concluded the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021, powered by its latest Redmi Note 10 5G.

 

Anarchyst PH came out on top, being the lead scorer throughout the entire competition, bringing home the grand prize of PHP 50,000. Meanwhile, Guidotti Esports Mikasa in 2nd place won PHP 25,000. UTG international came in 3rd place with PHP 15,000, and XTX Project Rebirth in 4th place was awarded PHP 10,000.

Over 314 teams from all over the country registered, with only 32 advancing to the group stage of the tournament broadcasted live on the Xiaomi Philippines and PUBG Mobile Philippines page. Then the top 16 teams from group A and B outshone their competition during the group stage, and engaged in intense, tactical battles for the top prizes during the Grand Finals broadcasted live on July 24 - 25, 2021.

 

The teams that participated expressed their gratefulness for a unique and fulfilling Mi Fan Experience, thankful for the opportunity to showcase their skills in the thriving Philippine esports scene.


 Xiaomi Philippines also extended its gratitude to all the teams who joined and to the PUBG Mobile Community who supported the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021. The extraordinary show highlighted the growth and potential of the Philippine esports industry, as well as Xiaomi’s enduring support for the gaming community. 

 

“We were thrilled with the turnout for this event and would like to thank our Mi Fans for making the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021 such a success! We look forward to continued collaborations with the Philippine gaming community so we can treat our fans to more activities like this in the future, which will be made even more enjoyable with our latest smart phones that offer a flagship level gaming experience,” said Tomi Adrias, Xiaomi Public Relations Manager

With esports in the Philippines fast gaining ground, Xiaomi continually invests in advanced technology to provide gamers with the best experience, with the latest being showcased in its new phone the Redmi Note 10 5G. This 5G ready phone levels up the user’s gaming experience with its powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. Its 7nm processing technology offers higher performance with power efficiency, giving flagship-like level gaming performance at an affordable price.

 

The Redmi Note 5G also supports 5G dual sim, so users won’t need to worry about signal dropping or slow internet connection while on an intense, game-clutching match. It also features a captivating 90Hz 6.5” AdaptiveSync DotDisplay for smoother graphics, smoother motion, and finer details which enhances your overall gaming experience.

 

The Redmi Note 10 5G comes in two variants – 4GB+128GB, and 8GB+128GB and retails at PHP 9,990 and PHP 11,490 respectively. It's available in any Xiaomi Authorized Stores or the Xiaomi Philippines official store in Lazada and Shopee. The Redmi Note 10 5G is also available with Globe’s Plan 999 which you can avail of through their website. Smart also recently announced the Redmi Note 10 5G as part of the 5G-certified devices available with their newest Signature Lite Plan 599, which customers can avail of by booking an appointment with the Smart Store nearest you via stay.smart/open and soon through the Smart Online Store.

 

Follow Xiaomi Philippines' official Facebook page to stay up to date on their latest news.

 

For official tournament photos, refer to the link here: PUBG Tournament photos

Check out these Airbnb Online Experiences for a fun and wholesome weekend with the entire family

We know, we’ve been cooped indoors for so long that all we want to do is go out and frolic under the warm sunshine, but the monsoon season seems to have other plans. Instead of whiling away your day with yet another television series or movie, why not head on over to Airbnb Online Experiences? Book an unforgettable experience for your family and friends today with Airbnb’s wide variety of exciting virtual activities, hosted by passionate Hosts from around the world. 

 

For extra fun family nights

Another day stuck indoors with restless fidgeting kids due to the downpour? If you’re out of ideas for things to do, fret not. Here are several Airbnb Online Experiences for a fun and wholesome weekend with the entire family:

      Join Host Bruna as she lets you in on the Secrets of tiramisu, ice cream and sorbet. Learn how to make the  creamiest gelato from scratch at home, and let the kids mix up their own concoctions plus a mini contest on who created the yummiest flavour! Bonus: This dessert-making experience will also provide you with tips and tricks on how to perfect your tiramisu recipe. 


      If you’ve been dreaming of a wilderness getaway, this Live Virtual Wildlife Safari in Africa experience is a surefire way to satiate the wanderlust. Feast your eyes on beautiful scenery and animals including giraffes, antelopes, zebras and wildebeest with Host Deirdre. This tour will not only give you a chance to get up close with the animals, but also provide plenty of nuggets of wildlife FAQ for curious kids! 

      For those with older kids who enjoy a good detective drama or murder mystery, try Tiny Theater’s Mystery Gameexperience. Professional actors and Hosts Rachel and Brendan will capture the entire family’s attention with tricky riddles and funny limericks complete with fellow ‘detectives’ and a Clue Journal. This experience also provides backstage access and insights to the creative process behind live-theater performances. 

 

For celebrating friendships that last

Did you know that July 30 was declared by the United Nations as International Friendship Day? Celebrate this special day with your barkada by gifting them a special something -- a fantastic memory together with Online Experiences! 

 

      We all have that one friend who goes way back, whom we’ve known since our days in nappies and a walker. Reminisce your childhood memories with The Circus Factory, the first online circus jam packed with incredible storytelling, mind blowing magic tricks and performances by artists and acrobats from Cirque du Soleil for a truly unforgettableexperience. 

      For our lifelong friends who have seen us at our best and worse, raise a toast to your friendship with  Gin-spiration History and Cocktails at Home experience!  Make sure to have your favourite gin, mint, fruit juice and lots of groovy dance moves on hand as Host Samuel teaches you how to turn simple ingredients into some truly tasty drinks. He’ll even award the guest with the best night-out ensemble, so make sure you and your pals are dressed to the nines!

      Without realizing it, we probably spend more waking hours with work colleagues than anyone else. Take a break in the midst of a stressful work week with Fall in Laugh, an hour of laughter therapy and yoga meditation with Host Thomas. Get energized as you unwind and destress together.

 Airbnb’s Online Experiences unlock unprecedented access to inspiring Hosts across the world, giving families and friends the chance to travel virtually, connect with new people, and create meaningful moments together, all from the safety of their own homes. For more family-friendly and one-of-a-kind virtual tours and activities, visit https://www.airbnb.com/s/experiences/online.

 

Note: All Online Experiences referenced are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse specific stay or experience listings on the Airbnb platform.

RCBC is AsiaMoney’s back-to-back ‘Best Digital Bank’ in PH

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