Monday, July 22, 2019


American mixed martial arts veteran Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez will get a shot at redemption when he takes on local hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang at ONE: Dawn Of Heroes on 2 August at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. 

Alvarez made his ONE Championship debut at ONE: A NEW ERA, but it didn’t exactly go as he had imagined. The multiple-time World Champion succumbed to Timofey Nastyukhin via shock first-round knockout. Still, Alvarez remains unfazed and as determined as ever to restart his journey towards the ONE World Title.

“Look, I got the first one out of the way. I lost, no problem. I did the same thing in the UFC [against Donald Cerrone] and I honestly almost did the same thing in my debut in Bellator. I got dropped terribly. My debut in Bellator against an Irish kid (Greg Loughran) that no one knew. I got caught pretty clean. 

“I bounced back and got the win, but I’m not a big fan of my debuts, put it that way. So I got it out of the way, got it past me, and now I can go full-on, go undefeated straight to the belt,” said Alvarez.

“I go out there and I’ve given my all every time, but I think at every once in a while it’s good to take a loss and put the fire back in your belly, and I think it’s a good time to have that. Sometimes you need that fire to burn long enough to get to that World Title.”

For this upcoming bout, Alvarez will face another tough and exciting foe in Folayang, the former ONE Lightweight World Champion who has seen his fair share of success against formidable opponents and will be competing in his homeland.

“He’s incredibly tough, incredibly durable. I understand the power of Wushu, because the guys I train with, Zabit [Magomedsharipov] and a lot of the Russians that come over to spar with us in [New] Jersey, they’re all from a Wushu background,” shared Alvarez. 
“So the art is for real, it applies very well to MMA. And I’m looking forward to the toughest Eduard Folayang.

“It’s in his hometown. So I’m looking forward to a tough opponent and I’m viewing the fight as one that I absolutely have to finish. I am not coming in for a decision. I expect to lose if it goes to a decision. So I have every intention to finish.”

As an exemplary athlete and mixed martial artist, Alvarez wants to show fans what he is capable of, especially against Folayang who has a ton of championship experience under his belt and will draw from the cheers of the hometown crowd.

“I’m excited. This match-up in particular, I feel like this guy’s such a hard-nosed, tough fighter. This could be a Fight of the Year. Just my attitude and my mentality going into the fight, I like to feel that my back’s against the wall. I do really well there. I don’t like to feel respected. I like when people think a certain way, whether it’s negatively or whatever, and then I get an opportunity to shock them all,” Alvarez said.
“I never want an easy fight. My only desire is for the ONE Championship title. And this guy’s held it not once, but twice already.”

A Healthy Alternative for a guilt free meal

With nutrition month in full swing, Filipinos around the country are asked to be made more aware of their eating habits. Often constricted to fast food and unli-rice options, hungry Filipinos habitually tend to neglect their nutritional needs opting instead for unhealthier, more filling options.

Seeing how nutritional value takes a back seat in comparison to how filling a dish is. Goldilocks, the country’s number on bakeshop, aims to combat this with the launch of their all new low calorie Pinggang Pinoy Meals made specially for nutrition month!

Treat yourself to a filling low calorie meal with Goldilocks’ Pinggang Pinoy Meals! A selection of specially chosen ingredients which are the perfect mix of healthy and hearty!
Choose from options such as Savory Pinakbet and Daing na Bangus, delicious Sautéed Vegetables and tasty Chicken BBQ, or scrumptious Monggo paired with mouth-watering Daing na Bangus. All these come with a serving of steaming white rice, healthy fruit gelatin and bottled water, giving you lots of variety to for a healthy and balanced diet.

Grab these healthy meals at any Goldilocks Fullstore nationwide and for more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Distriphil introduces the first locally produced organic supplement that combines turmeric and piperine to combats stress


MANILA, JULY 17, 2019 –  In this 21st Century's grind of works, household chores and school activities , you cannot just stay away from the stress of life, that’s why people in the medical  science does not stop to have it being addressed and given attention to .  It is very timely that Turmetab, the country’s first FDA approved supplement that combines turmeric and piperine is available to combat stress.

Launched today in the Philippines, Turmetab offers whole turmeric  roots in easy-to-take tablets, aiming to give Filipinos the vitality and nutrition they need to combat a range of ailments and stay at their physical and mental best.

Benefits of taking turmeric with piperine include:

Supports joint and muscle health

Helps target multiple inflammatory diseases, including arthritis

Boost brain health; and

Overall anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant support.

Distributed by Distribution Solutions Philippines, Inc. (Distriphil), a National Company committed to setting New Standards and Excellent Service in Healthcare Solution, with the ultimate goal of providing care and improving health. Turmetab is already available in Mercury Drug Store and South Star Drug.

Cor-Marie Bacdayan, Group Product Manager said, “Medical research have shown us the health benefits of Turmeric and we are proud to bring TURMETAB  to Filipinos nationwide. The ability to do one’s best starts with one’s physical and mental health, and we are committed in helping Filipinos defy limitations.”

For more information, visit

Friday, July 19, 2019

Full speed ahead for PH Tourism with the Philippine Business Mission to Japan

As part of the invigorated thrust to attract bigger tourist arrivals from Japan, the Philippines recently once again concluded a series of successful Philippine Business Mission (PBM) in Sapporo, Nagoya and Tokyo. Japan ranks 4th in terms of tourist arrivals, with a growth rate of 8.15% or a total of 631,801 Japanese visitors in 2018, compared to 581,180 arrivals in 2017.

The PBM continues to be one of the most important annual projects of the Department of Tourism (DOT) through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines. It provides the ideal business platform for suppliers of Philippine tourism products—hotels and resorts, tour operators and airlines—in the process of expanding trade relations with their Japanese counterparts while establishing new contacts in the travel trade industry in Japan.

Major components for this year’s PBM were: a Philippine Seminar that provided a comprehensive report on important Philippine travel and tourism developments; Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings wherein DOT Tokyo and DOT Osaka had a total of 400 industry players for one-on-one business discussions with Japanese travel trade and Philippines sellers; and a Philippine Reception that served as a venue for further business networking, in recognition of the strong ties between the Philippines and Japan.

Win a trip for two to Boracay, Cebu, or Hong Kong with AXA’s auto-pay feature

Using AXA Philippines’ auto-pay feature could win you a free vacation!

Pay your insurance premium through AXA Philippines’ auto-pay for a chance to win a trip for two (2) to Boracay, Cebu, or even Hong Kong!

The auto-pay feature of one of the country’s leading insurers allows you to pay your premium automatically and conveniently through your preferred bank account or credit card.

Joining is easy. Simply visit the promo page and download the auto debit or credit card form. After you have filled it out, submit it to your AXA financial advisor or any AXA branch. You may also get the form from any AXA branch. Submit the filled-out form to that branch.

A successful application for auto-pay automatically entitles you to one (1) raffle entry per policy. If for example you enroll three (3) policies, then you get three raffle entries.

Three lucky policyholders will each win a three-day, two-night trip for two (2) to Boracay or Cebu with hotel accommodation, roundtrip tickets,and airport transfers. One grand winner gets a three-day, two-night trip for two (2) to Hong Kong with hotel accommodation, roundtrip tickets,and airport transfers.

The promo is open to AXA policyholders who are at least 18 years old with a policy issued before May 27, 2019. Promo period is until July 27, 2019. Automatic debit or credit card payment arrangement must be submitted within the promo period and approved by August 29, 2019.

Enroll your policy now with AXA Philippines’ premium auto-pay service.

To know more, visit

6 fun ways to celebrate denim at SM

 Catch celebrity brothers Kobe and Andre Paras on the cover of SM Shopmag this July as SM Supermalls celebrates denim month with fun denim deals and activities in 72 malls nationwide! 
(Photo courtesy of SM Shopmag)

You can never have too much of denim. From day to night, this fashion staple can make you look timeless or trendy. Take the whole squad to your favorite SM malls to shop and celebrate everything denim this July!

“We all know that denim will never go out of style. This July, SM Supermalls has prepared exciting deals and fun-filled activities for our valued customers, especially for fashion and denim enthusiasts,” said SM Supermalls marketing SVP Jonjon San Agustin.

Here are 6 ways to celebrate denim love at SM:

1.    Denim Sale. Shop till you drop as SM offers month-long deals with up to 70% off on denim finds from participating stores!

2.   Paint Your Denim. Unleash your creative side by adding a pop of color and fun – more  buttons, glitter, and more – on your fave denim pieces for the whole month of July!

3.  Denim Moves. Impress the crowd and dance your heart out in stylish, sexy denim  happening at the activity area in select SM malls nationwide.

4.    Donate Your Denim. Give your pre-loved denim a new life. Drop by your nearest SM mall and donate them for a cause this July!

5.     Denim World. Take IG-worthy photos by posing the larger-than-life “CELEBRATE EVERYTHING DENIM” installations – complete with neon lights and sequin-filled backdrop for the whole month of July.

6.    #DenimWalkAtSM. Transform the treadmill into an instant catwalk and flaunt your best denim ensemble for a chance to win exciting giveaways. 

     Catch the #DenimWalkAtSM in the following SM malls: Masinag and Sta. Rosa (July 6), Fairview and San Jose Del Monte (July 7), Manila and Sta. Mesa (July 13), East Ortigas and San Lazaro (July 14), Bicutan (July 20), San Mateo and Megamall (July 21), North EDSA and Marikina (July 27), Dasmariñas and BF Parañaque (July 28).

Don’t forget to grab a copy of SM Shopmag this July with Kobe and Andre Paras on the cover – available at National Bookstore branches, prestige lounges, and information booths in SM malls nationwide or you may download the online magazine via Magzter app or

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit, or follow its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@SMSupermalls).

Thursday, July 18, 2019

First OTC potassium food supplement launched.

In photo (L-R): Nutra Tech Biopharma’s Holly Ann Ramos, Vince Velasco, Paracelsus Life Sciences Corporation president Elizabeth Lietz, Oxford Distributions’ Lito Anzures Jr., and Neutra K brand manager Angelito Zabala.

To boost overall wellness and help maintain healthy day-to-day productivity, Neutra K, the country’s first potassium food supplement with no prescription needed was recently launched. Proudly Philippine-made, without artificial flavors and preservatives, 

Neutra K uses non acidic potassium that is sourced from one of the world’s leading producers of natural ingredients. Potassium is an essential mineral that regulates fluid and mineral balance in and out of body cells, and functions as an electrolyte and helps regulate the body’s nerve signals and muscle contractions.

 Neutra K is FDA-approved and comes in 300 mg film-coated tablets. It is available exclusively in all Mercury Drugstore branches nationwide in boxes of 100 or boxes of 12.