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Rainy season is finally here—and along with it, colds and flu.

As much as people welcome the cooler climate, living in the tropics also means ushering in more fickle weather, and the spread of common flu viruses and germs that the wet season brings. This makes people more vulnerable to getting sick—especially kids.

Due to the uncontrollable weather outside, most people tend to stay inside their houses in the hopes of being safe and protected from the season’s threats. However, staying indoors doesn’t necessarily mean that you are safe from all the germs and the illnesses that go with it. Did you know that many objects inside your home are actually germ infested? What’s worse, some germs find humid weather an ideal environment to grow even faster!

These wrong assumptions or “maling akala” that you have may cause your family diseases that may worsen if not taken seriously. Your best bet is to make your family’s health a top priority during these months. So what’s your game plan to keep everyone protected from it?

1. Be brave and get those flu shots

While it won’t be a hundred percent effective at blocking the flu virus, it can help boost your protection from it significantly. Studies have shown that it has helped lower hospitalization rates among children. Be sure to consult your physician to make sure that you don’t have any existing allergies to the shot before taking it.

2. Say to NO to junk!

The rainy season takes a major toll on the body’s immune system. Load up on fruits and vegetables that are known for their ability to boost the immune system is essential. Adding more citrus and greens to your diet can help and is a simple, preventive measure that helps you maintain a stronger immune system.

3. Catch more Zzz’s

Another culprit known for bringing your immune system down? Lack of sleep. Try to get at least 6 hours every night. Not only will your immune system thank you for it, you’ll also feel more energized.

4. Make it a habit to keep those hands clean

“Typhoons and heavy rains may cause flooding which, in turn, can potentially increase the transmission of water-borne diseases, or diseases transmitted through water contaminated with human or animal waste. These include typhoid fever, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A.” mentioned by Department of Health in a recent statement. These diseases may be obtained by having close contact with person who is infected or being in a contaminated environment.  These illnesses may even be deadly but can be prevented with proper handwashing using the right antibacterial soap.

To lower your risk of infection, the solution is simple: wash your hands. Use warm water whenever possible, and use an antibacterial soap known for its ability to provide advanced and long lasting protection against germs, like Safeguard. Safeguard is equipped with GermShield+ technology which Fights against 3 types of germs-Gram+ bacteria, Gram- bacteria, and fungi and prevents microbial regrowth for up to 24 hours.

Scrub and lather well, washing the top and bottom of your hands, between fingers and even under your nails. Avoid drying your hands using a shared hand-towel. Instead, use paper towels or a hand dryer.

Remember, kids are the most vulnerable to germs and viruses during flu season. So be sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather, get them vaccinated against the flu, teach them the importance of eating healthy, focus on maintaining good hygiene, especially through frequent hand washing using a soap that gets the job done right.

Safeguard Pure White Body Wash is available in 720ml (PhP 219), 400ml (PhP 145) and 200ml (PhP 85)

Safeguard Pure White Bar Soap is available in 90g (P 25.75), 135g (P 38), and 180 ml (P 48.00)

Safeguard Pure White Liquid Hand Soap is available in 225ml (P 80.00)


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The multi-talented actor, Ian Veneracion who currently stars as the male lead in ABS-CBN’s primetime show ‘A Love to Last,’recently signed up to advocate for Conzace, the number one prescribed brand for multivitamin plus minerals by general practitioners and dermatologists in the country.

Ian, the  multifaceted celebrity, is the newest addition to the United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) roster of brand ambassadors.

“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.”

According to Conzace assistant product manager Mike Jimenez, the addition of Veneracion is a perfect match for the brand. “Ian is the epitome of superior immunity and good looks,” he says.

Jimenez elaborates on the actor and the product’s connection. “Conzace’s clinically-proven ZACE formulation, an acronym for Zinc, Vitamins A, C, and E, makes it the number one multivitamin and minerals product prescribed by General Practitioners and Dermatologists. The same can be said about our brand ambassador, Ian, whose credibility allows him to ace his craft with one successful teleserye and movie after another.”


People born in the late ‘70s would remember Veneracion as the cute and charming Jeffrey Laperal, the son of Joey de Leon in the 1982 sitcom ‘Joey and Son.’ From then on, he went to appear in more television projects while simultaneously making films that range from comedy to drama to action. Among his most recent work is the internationally acclaimed psychological thriller, ‘Bliss,’ and a Filipino independent supernatural horror film, ‘Ilawod.’

 Now at 42, 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. And of course before, as Eduardo Buenavista in the 2015 remake of ‘Pangako Sa Yo,’ the role that regained Veneracion’s fame and his career to leading man stature.

And then there’s that totally different side of Veneracion that is separate from showbusiness. Apart from being an actor, he is also a painter, an athlete, a pilot, a chef, and a family man—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,” says Jimenez.

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.
Coca-cola Philippines in cooperation with SM Supermalls, brought the new sounds of OPM to the "Culinary Capital" of the Philippines. Last August 12, 2017 Coke Studio Philippines first roadshow event was held at the SM City San Fernando Amphitheater. It was one hot day for the Kapampangans but they dared the heat just to see some of their favorite stars perform live at the event such as Jensen and the Flips and Moonstar 88.

Gates and registration were opened as early as 2pm. There were overflowing supply of Coca-cola Coke free for everyone. There were also booths to entertain the audience such as the booth where you can personalize a bottle of Coke called Coke Studio Jukebox and the photo booth where you can print out a souvenir picture of the musical show called Studioshots.

This roadshow is just one of the many surprises that Coca-cola will bring to the Pinoys who are fans of OPM. The interactive Coke Studio truck is set to roam around the country to join festivities and celebrations to give every Pinoy the opportunity to see and hear Pinoy artists collaborate with a new sound of Pinoy music. For those who will not be able to catch their live performances, fret not because Coke Studio Ph airs at TV5 every Saturday at 7pm for a fresh new episode each week.
Eager to support the growing interest in multisport competitions and in its bid to promote health and wellness among Filipinos, Sun Life Financial Philippines, the number one life insurance company in the country, is hosting the first-ever Sun Life Aquathlon on September 17, 2017.

“Our mission is to help Filipinos achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. While we believe that one of the keys to a brighter life is financial security, we also know that one can enjoy his life better if he is in the best of health. This is why Sun Life has committed itself to helping them lead healthier lives as well,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. "Through the Sun Life Aquathlon, we can help budding athletes boost their fitness journey, and also inspire others to discover the physical activity that works best for them.”

The Sun Life Aquathlon is designed to be the perfect race for the newbie who wishes to get his/her feet wet in multisport, while it gives the race-honed triathlete a variation in his/her training program. There will be two categories: the “Aqua Full,” which features a 400-meter swim and a 5-km run; and the “Aqua Lite,” which consists of a 200-meter swim and a 3-km run.

The race will kick off at the Makati Aqua Sports Arena (MASA), where aquathletes will start with the swim in the 50-meter long MASA pool, before heading to the transition area to don their running gear. After crossing the overpass that links MASA to the University of Makati (UMak), they will then complete the run in UMak’s track, before finally making their way to the finish line.

Registration for the Sun Life Aquathlon opened only last June 1 and will last until August 15 or until slots last. Organized by one of the country’s trusted and leading multisport event organizers, Bike King Philippines, the Sun Life Aquathlon also gives participants in the “Aqua Full” category the chance to earn points for Bike King’s annual campaign dubbed “Multisport Athlete of the Year,” a series of awards given to men and women who have excelled in Bike King’s different multisport events.

The Sun Life Aquathlon is also supported by Speedo, Gatorade, Timex and Gardenia. To find out more about the event, visit
Last August 8, 2017, SEAOIL - the country’s largest independent fuel player - has officially launched the first raffle promo of its kind in the Philippines that will be giving four lucky motorists their lifetime supply of SEAOIL fuels; in Wellington Centre BGC Taguig.

“We have always stood by the quality and performance of SEAOIL fuels and this is our way of thanking our loyal customers, whom we call SEAOIL Believers, for the trust they have placed in us,” said SEAOIL CEO Glenn Yu.

SEAOIL senior manager for marketing communications Rey Jimenez (4th from left) and SEAOIL president for retail business and CFO Mark Yu (5th from left) with SEAOIL brand ambassadors and racers (L-R) Ralph Tan, Jeff Borja, Diane Borja, Gabe Tayao, and Atoy Llave at the media launch of SEAOIL's “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo at The Wellington Centre 32nd & 4th, Bonifacio Global City 

Winners of the “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo, which will run from August 14 to November 14, 2017 will be announced during three monthly raffle draws on September 15, October 16, and November 28. They will get P5,000 worth of SEAOIL gift certificates per month during their actual lifespan.

Aside from the four main prizes of lifetime SEAOIL fuels, there will be a total of 30 winners of P10,000 pesos worth of SEAOIL gift cards, as well as over 30,000 instant prizes including P10, P20, P100, and P500 discounts on SEAOIL fuels and P100 on SEAOIL Lubricants through “peel-off” cards.

To get a raffle entry which includes an instant prize card, a customer must submit receipts totaling P500 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and/or SEAOIL Lubricants to any SEAOIL station nationwide.

SEAOIL president for retail business and CFO Mark Yu with SEAOIL senior manager for marketing communications Rey Jimenez during the media launch of SEAOIL's “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo at The Wellington Centre 32nd & 4th, Bonifacio Global City 

“Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo follows through on the company’s recent product quality campaign which highlights SEAOIL fuel’s top three qualities. Firstly, SEAOIL’s base fuels are imported from advanced refineries in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, ensuring world-class quality. Secondly, SEAOIL fuels are monitored and tested at least three times daily at the retail stations for consistency. Thirdly, SEAOIL fuels are the only ones in the Philippines that are powered with STP additives, known for superior engine clean-up and keep-clean properties resulting in improved performance.

“This is definitely an exciting time for us as we gear and pump up all of our 400 stations for this,” said Yu. “SEAOIL Believers all over the country will have a chance to be part of this nationwide celebration.”

Earlier in the year, the company launched its biggest station to date, the two-hectare SEAOIL-CityMall SCTEX mega station, a P600-million collaboration between SEAOIL and CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. Located near the Concepcion Exit in Tarlac, the SEAOIL mega station is midway between Baguio and Manila, making it the perfect stopover for travelers from northern Luzon provinces.

Throughout the years, SEAOIL has pioneered innovative products such as alternative fuels like bioethanol gasoline and biodiesel as well as services and programs including its award-winning franchise package as part of its commitment to excellence and service to the Filipino people.
Electric bicycles have been a popular means of moving around for adults for some time especially for physically-handicapped people who find it difficult to ride on traditional bikes. However, in recent years, electric bicycles have become a popular choice for children also. The question is – is it a safe and affordable option? Some of the pros and cons are discussed here in this article.

It is understandable why the younger generation would opt for electric bicycles instead of the standard model. It gives them the thrill to be able to speed around and tackle uphill terrain with greater ease. From the parents’ viewpoint, it is an activity that keeps the children occupied for a few hours – out of the house. It also helps the children to become more independent, they learn a new hobby and become familiar with how the bike works.

However while buying children an electric bicycle can prove a quick ride to school and back, besides any inherent safety issue, you should also take into account the price you would have to pay for this convenience. Electric bicycles do not come cheap. Most middle-class families with young children have a budget they need to stick to. If there are more than one or two kids in the family, and one electric bicycle is purchased – for sure this will lead to problems as to who gets to ride the bike.

Can parents afford this expenditure? Such an expense is generally only possible after saving up month after month at the cost of many side-lined expenses or playing at

Is the thrill the children get when riding an electric bicycle worth it? Any family wishing to give their kids this somewhat expensive possession – something that is not absolutely required for their basic knowledge and development – needs to give the idea serious thought. 

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On August 10 - 12, 2017, The 3rd Integrated Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit will be held at SMX Aura, Taguig City. An initiative of the DENR - Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), the Expo aims to raise the bar of environmental awareness of consumers and beef up efforts in solving the rising problem of solid waste in Metro Manila and other urban areas in provinces across the country.

The 3rd Integrated Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit is open to the public, including government agencies and non-government organizations. The Expo offers various activities like forums, talks and workshops that bear interesting topics on environmental protection, renewable energy, sustainable livelihood, and updates on consumer goods that help save the earth.

The Expo aspires to heighten a proactive awareness on issues that bear upon the environment and its ecological well-being. The ever-rising mountains of trash in our landfills, our rivers, waterways, and seas, is a serious matter of concern that has stared us in the eye for decades.

Good laws have been passed, government efforts on alleviating garbage problems in Metro Manila and major urban centers across the country have seen improvements since R.A. 9003 or the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act” was put in motion in 2000. Amazingly, seventeen years later, we are still in neck-deep sea of rubbish. Major gaps cry out to be filled because the solution lies not only on laws or government effort, but at the source of waste itself — the consumers.

The Expo hopes to boost efforts in promoting a deeper commitment among Filipinos in every household, business establishments, and institutions in achieving positive social and environmental impact. Visitors will gain invaluable information, instruction, and insight on eco-friendly solutions that is practical, cost-efficient and sustainable.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — the global battle cry for the environment resonates. Redesigning resource life cycles so that all products are reused, imitating nature’s sustainable cycles, would mean no trash is sent to landfills and incinerators — no more air pollution, no more water contamination. Changing our consumer lifestyles and practices is the solution to making this vision possible.

We can bring about positive change if we work together as a nation — for the environment, for the country, for every Filipino. We hold the key.

The 3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit is organized by DENR - Environmental Management Bureau in partnership with Department of Interior and Local Government, Metro Manila Development Authority, Philippine Information Agency, Quezon City and Taguig City.

Admission is free. For online registration, kindly visit

Doc Pao is one of the kindest, if not the kindest doctor that you will ever meet. A lot of doctors say that they care about their patients but trust you me when I say that Dr. Paolo Bellosillo truly, madly, deeply cares for his patients in every way of form.

We had the chance to sit down and talk to Doc Pao amidst his busy schedule and here’s what we were able to discuss.

1. With the many things you have accomplished already, what else do you wish to accomplish this remaining half of 2017?
Formulate natural therapeutics that are not ingested but applied on the skin to make people glow and feel they are great because they are who they are. To have gold on their skin because they deserve it, because they are beautiful already and have value that can be flaunted or shown. To make people ageless, whiter and glow to see their real features.  Giving them luxury made affordable is just a dream for now but hopefully a reality that will come true.

2. What has been your biggest achievement this year?
I had a married couple in their senior years who came to see me for assistance.  The wife actually had multiple strokes and the husband was in average health but stress seemed to catch up.  It would be hard to see your loved one deteriorate before you throughout the years to the extent that knowing who you are and what you are to each other seemed to need so much effort to know what was true- husband and wife.  Apparently the husband wakes up every morning to seeing his wife not knowing his name or that he was her husband.  This was sad, and this was happening for many long years.

With that in mind just a few weeks ago, after therapy the husband tells me his sadness was overwhelming because his wife seemed to forget who he was.  I sought permission given the fact we had down therapy for her brain for enhanced memory and function for some time, so I asked the wife: ” Ma’am, who is he? The she said he is Ramon Py. Then the husband smiled, but I didn’t stop, therefore I proceeded in asking “Who is he to you?”, then the wife said “He is my husband.”
They both looked at each other and smiled in complete and perfect love as I looked at them and smiled too.

3. What has been the biggest challenge in getting people to believe in your line of work?
It is when they have met other doctors who they sought for help from but actually made more harm.  They feel bad about it and think every doctor is like that. In reality, not every doctor is a docere, a teacher or born to teach with a passion or with a heart, when people see that and the approach is holistic and evidence based, views and outlooks change.

4. Who is your target client? What can you do for them?
People of all ages preventing diseases that wreak havoc in our communities such as chronic and degenerative diseases. Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Artery, Cardiac Insufficiency, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s,  Chronic Kidney Disease, Cancer of all forms.

Where heart transplants or kidney transplants are needed hope in saving the said organs can still apply for natural and friendly holistic therapies can still be undertaken. People who want to achieve ageless beauty, which is disposition and holistic integrity from within to our should see me.
We hope that there will be more doctors like Doc Pao who really want what is best for the people and the patients that he sees. The world would be a healthier place if that were the case.
"A great life isn't about great huge things, it's about small things that make a difference."

Doublemint’s Sarah and Juan campaign came to a close with a winner after over a thousand Filipino participants nationwide sharing their own kilig stories through #LoveWraps.

Even select local celebrities, bloggers, and the press picked up the campaign in telling their own stories of affection to their loved ones. Numerous entries in the #LoveWraps microsite came from different parts of the Philippines, with entries showing that expressing love or affection was not limited to significant others, but also to family members and barkadas. The chosen winner of #LoveWraps was Rio Espejon from Cebu, for his creative and inspiring story. He won the grand prize, which was a trip to Boracay for two.

Creating meaningful connections is a very Filipino gesture, as seen on the participants’ entries. Going beyond the kilig factor, the #LoveWraps campaign highlights the importance of these connections and the sweet memories that come along with it. It also happens to closely follow the story and "kilig" factor of Kathniel's blockbuster movie, "Can't Help Falling in Love."

The high participation to this campaign shows that the story of Sarah and Juan is relevant to us Filipinos. Sarah and Juan both represent the common person in finding love and cherishing it with the people he/she finds important. There is importance to finding a special someone, or at least sharing something meaningful with others. Having that connection will always create a sweet and kilig feeling, just like the sweet gestures and surprises make our day. It tugs the heartstrings and delights the common Filipino, and the experience is not limited to celebrity love teams or couple influencers who exchange a cute banter or two. It can happen to anyone.

It goes without saying that it’s the little things that matter, even if it simply starts by sharing a stick of gum.
Filipinos are known around the world for their hospitality, warmth, and genuine love for their families. Many Filipinos want the best that their money can buy for their loved ones, especially children. This is why talk-show host and celebrity mom Camille Prats-Yambao is always on the lookout for pure, natural, high-quality and affordable products that are safe for modern Filipina moms like her, which she cheerfully shares with her audiences on TV and on the internet.

Early this year, Camille excited millions of her fans when she announced that she and her husband are expecting a daughter. Recently on her Instagram, she showed beautiful pictures from her latest photoshoot, and many complimented her healthy, glowing skin and look.

This July 26, in a special Baby Shower at Ibiza Beach Club in BGC, Camille finally unveiled her secret to achieving healthy skin during her pregnancy. Aside from a healthy diet and having a thankful and happy outlook in life, she also uses the specially formulated, organic, and natural skincare products from Sanosan.

Created by Mann & Schröder, a German company with over 60 years of experience developing high-quality skin and hair care products — Sanosan's skincare solutions are effective because they are based on two pure and natural ingredients: olive oil and hydrolyzed milk protein.

Olive oil is rich with powerful antioxidants and vitamins E, A & D, and has been used since ancient times as an effective yet gentle cleanser, moisturizer and protector of skin and hair. Milk is known to be healthy for the body, and it was also popularized by the ancient beauty Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, who was said to bathe in milk. Today, experts have found that hydrolyzed milk contains amino acids and nutrients that rejuvenate tired skin by gently removing dead skin cells, and brightening one's complexion safely and naturally.

Now, thanks to Myrna T. Yao, CEO of Richprime Global Inc. and Most Influential Filipina™ awardee, Philippine consumers can have easy access to Germany's best skincare products for mothers and their babies.

"We believe that every child deserves a happy childhood," says Myrna. "For over 30 years, we have served Filipinos who want their kids to grow up healthy, happy, and with a higher quality of life. Our customers trust us to carry products made with the highest standards, without harsh chemicals that can harm children. We've made it our mission to help today's parents gain access to high quality products that will really improve their lives, without breaking their budget."

Myrna, a long-time champion for women's advocacies, recounts when she first discovered Sanosan from Germany. "I was impressed with their hypoallergenic, pure and natural formula. I knew this would be something that will benefit Filipina moms and their children. We introduced it last year to the local market, and already the brand is growing at a promising rate. We're very happy that Camille is partnering with us to reach more Filipinos who can see for themselves how Sanosan PH can help them achieve healthier skin, naturally and affordably."

Camille (who is beloved by millions of fans who grew up with her since her AngTV and Sarah...Ang Munting Prinsesa days) agrees wholeheartedly, "I’ve been using it for quite some time now, and it's really just what I need. During my first pregnancy, one of the most difficult things for me was battling those pesky stretch marks. Now with my second child, I’m better prepared – thanks to Sanosan’s Anti-Stretch Mark Cream. I use it at least twice a day, and I see that it's really effective. The best part is, it's more affordable than other brands in the market. I wouldn’t partner with just any brand – and I believe in Sanosan."

With her delivery date coming soon, Camille's excitement is hard to contain. “I'm so excited to meet my little girl na, so that I can start using Sanosan’s Baby Care line. I just know that bath time is going to be easier!" Camille shares enthusiastically. "Mabango sya and since it comes from all natural ingredients, I know I don’t have to worry about damaging my baby's skin. Choosing pure and natural products is my way to show her how much I love her, even before she is born."

Sanosan Baby Care, Sanosan Natural Kids, Sanosan Anti-Stretch Mark Cream, Mom-To-Be Oil and other Sanosan Mama Care products are available online at Lazada, Baby Company, Kids Company, and in leading department stores all over the Philippines.



Sanosan is part of the Mann & Schröder cosmetic company. Founded in Germany in 1951, Mann & Schröder has over 60 years of experience in the manufacturing and marketing of hair and body care products found in over 100 countries.

In 1980, they created Sanosan to provide holistic and comprehensive products with high quality, pure and organic ingredients for babies, kids and mommies.

Sanosan's Baby Care mild cleansing products are safe for daily use, and do not contain any eye irritants. The milk protein has lipids that protect the skin from drying out, compensating for the dehydrating effects of hard water. This makes bath time more enjoyable for babies, and their parents.

Sanosan Mama Mom-To-Be Spray and Anti-Stretch Mark Cream are among Sanosan's most popular products. Meticulously formulated with high-quality natural, active ingredients to pamper and care for pregnant mothers, the skin tightening properties have been confirmed by a series of dermatological tests to be effective in preventing and fading stretch marks. All these without breaking the bank for expensive treatments nor staying in bed for recovery periods.

Sanosan is devoted to providing a holistic feeling of well-being for babies and pregnant mothers through specialized products that have been clinically tested to be safe and effective. To see more of Sanosan's products and get the latest updates about their special promotions, visit or follow @SanosanPH on Instagram and Facebook.
Last July 29, 2017 in SMX MOA Pasay City, Coca-Cola launched Coke Studio Philippines so the sounds of Pinoy music will get a refreshing taste, bringing a fresh experience for the local music industry.

The first of its kind in the country, Coke Studio is a music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists – bringing together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. Coke Studio is a celebration of the rich diversity in OPM and the central unifying role of music among Filipinos.

“Coke has always been about encouraging personal expression among the younger generation of teens, and what better way to unite them but through a universal language, which is music. This is what Coke Studio is all about. We are making music our tool of choice to connect with teens,” said Stephan Czypionka, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing.

Coke Studio also serves as a stage that will showcase and highlight the wonderfully surprising new music that comes out from the collaborations between OPM legends and upcoming artists: Noel Cabangon, Curtismith, Moonstar88, Jensen and the Flips, Sandwich, BP Valenzuela, Gabby Alipe and John Dinopol of Urbandub, The Ransom Collective, Abra, Gracenote, singer-composer Ebe Dancel, Autotelic, Franco, and singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan.

Coke Studio is hosted by OPM powerhouse Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, both from Eraserheads – one of the country’s most iconic rock bands. More than just a TV show, Coke Studio brings the viewer to the real experience – giving a first-hand, front seat view of the collaboration and how each artist bares their soul in the performance.

“As soon as they started playing their instruments, they just forgot about everything else,” said Marasigan on the experience inside the Coke Studio. “And a great artist will really come out with something, will produce something! Some artists may have come unprepared, but once they were in there, they just brought it out.”

But the Coke Studio experience does not stop there. An interactive Coke Studio truck will roam around the country to give university bands an opportunity to perform and interact with the artists.

Coke Studio is also joining some of the biggest fiestas and festivals nationwide with the Coke Canreaoke – an interactive installation loaded with OPM hits for anyone who wants to showcase their singing prowess.

Coca-Cola Philippines recognizes the strong influence of music in the lives of Filipinos – a unifying thread that goes beyond language and dialect, political views and boundaries, and even religion.

With Coke Studio, Coca-Cola Philippines brings a new taste to the sound of Pinoy music.

I have always wanted to color my hair since I was thirteen. As I see many young girls at my age that time go crazy about coloring their hair, I have also wanted to experience the same. But as my mother told me it might ruin my long, dark shiny hair, I just forgot everything about it and became contented of my hair's natural beauty.

As I grow older, I became more open to changes. I became more reinventive of the way I look and even became more liberated when it comes to fashion and trends and yes, even hairstyles. Until one day when I was offered to try Vivere Salon service, I immediately grab the opportunity. It's a new experience that I must nos pass, I know I will learn from it which I can share to people around me.

So I scheduled a hair color treatment in Vivere Salon Festival Mall Alabang. It was a nice and clean place, and it doesn't smell awful with chemicals, unlike most of the salons I've been to. The friendly staff greeted me warmly and she guided me to my stylist Raymond and his assistant JP.

Raymond asked me of the hair color I want but since it was my first time, I asked him for a suggestion. For my morena complexion, he chose coffee brown with highlights.

First process they did to my hair was the highlights wherein they made strips of few hair strands, applied with the hair color for highlights then covered the strips with foil. The process took more than an hour.

After that, they proceeded with coloring the entire hair with coffee brown.

After around 2 hours, my hair underwent another treatment, something that made it smoother, like a hair conditioner. They washed my hair immediately after massaging it with the gel-like thing.

Then they proceeded with styling my hair by putting another hair treatment first, while I was eating my favorite pizza.

After 30 minutes of setting my hair, they blow it dry and styled.

Here are my before and after photos.



I am glad that under the proper care of my stylist and his assistant, my first experience on hair color treatment has not been a nightmare. I was really scared and skeptical, at first, on coloring my hair but I guess it's about time to go out of my shell and evolve. I really feel more beautiful and confident with my new lively and volumized hair, especially when my friends commended that I look better with it. At Vivere Salon Festival branch, you'll always feel at home. I never felt any pressure during the whole duration of the treatement. I was not expecting the process to be that long but the whole experience was really fun and enjoyable because Vivere Salon will simply treat you and your hair very well.