Friday, November 27, 2015

Liver Marin, Love your Liver



LIVERMARIN: According to a report by Euromonitor, Filipinos are the 3rd heaviest drinkers in the world. While many Pinoys may think of this as a distinction to be proud of, doctors would disagree. As, excessive alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver disease.

While it is difficult to avoid alcohol as it is a huge part of our culture, we can protect our livers with the right supplement – LiverMarin. LiverMarin is a dietary supplement containing 250mg of Silymarin or Milk Thistle, and 100mg of Sodium Ascorbate. Milk Thistle’s active ingredient “flavonoids” break down into two main components, Silydianin and Silychristin, which together form Silymarin – a supplement found in LiverMarin that is known to have the potential to protect your liver by acting as an antioxidant, promoting the growth of new liver cells while preventing liver damage.

It also prevents cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, which is an irreversible damage that causes you to have a weakened immune system. Regular intake of LiverMarin may also help in digesting fat that aids in the treatment of fatty livers, preventing and treating hepatitis A and B, managing SGPT and SGOT levels and insulin overproduction. However, this is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. It is recommended to take 1 capsule 3 times a day before meals, or as prescribed by your doctor. Treat your liver right, take LiverMarin every day. At SRP P9.00 a capsule, LiverMarin is an affordable way to protect your liver. LiverMarin is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.




When it comes to sex, men have this one question etched at the back of their minds: “Am I performing well enough?” For men, questions like this seemed too important because this somehow affects (and even dictates) their ego and confidence. Luckily, there is a food supplement that can help men sustain their stamina and libido – Robust Extreme.

ATC Healthcare International Corp. searched for the best ingredients that can aid in increasing stamina and libido and incorporated it into one convenient capsule –

Robust Extreme. • Spiral Algae contains various micro-materials that are essential for the body such as gamma-flax oleic acid and beta-carotene. • Corn Extract is a good cleanser for the urinary tract and is also beneficial for disorders of the prostate and cystitis and inflammation of the urethra. • Medlar Extract is a known diuretic. • Ginseng Extract is known for its anti-oxidant properties and it is known as a treatment for stress. • Epimedium Extract or Horny Goat Weed is mainly used for its aphrodisiac properties and is commonly used as a sexual enhancer. • Cistanche Salsa Extract is used to increase men’s sexual power and is useful in increasing circulation to the genitals. • Hawthorn Berry Extract is beneficial for the health of the circulatory system.

To achieve that sex god status, turn to Robust Extreme and get ready to feel immortal during intimate moments. Robust Extreme is sold at SRP P125.00 per capsule. It is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015




Fast becoming a household name in male eyewear, Persol has been sought out by celebrities and athletes in the Philippines.

 1. Host Samantha Richelle(1)

In the recent VIP Sale hosted by Samantha Richelle last October 24, 2015 at the Eye Society’s flagship store. Azkals players, Anton Del Rosario, Graham Caygill, Joaco Canas and Napo Bustillo featured the renowned collaboration of Persol and Steve Mcqueen.

Eye Society proved to be the pioneer in eyewear, housing the finest selection of globally celebrated eyewear brands. One of which is Persol’s special edition of Steve McQueen sunglasses. The legend behind collaboration inspired this collection with his personality, the rebellious spirit, the inborn charisma, his living life to the limit, his passion for speed.


Steve McQueen Special Edition is the result of a patient and painstaking craftsmanship.
Compared to Persol 714 icon sunglasses, it features the details of the original model worn by the actor when Steve arrived in the film The Thomas Crown Affair.

The folding 714 model is designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Taking pride on its original blue lens, which were McQueen’s favorite, these lenses were made from high quality crystal for clearer vision with anti-reflective layer to reduce glare. This piece comes in three colors, dark Havana, light Havana and black.

8. Samantha Richelle, Bones Frankenstein, Karen De Los Reyes, Tate Donovan

Steve McQueen Special Edition is available only in Eye Society branches (Jupiter, BGC and SM Aura). Check out the brand online as EyeSocietyPH on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. You may also book an appointment online via

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Equitable Foundation, Inc. awards scholarship grants to National Teachers College scholars


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The Equitable Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit corporation and member of the Equicom Group, has partnered with National Teacher’s College (NTC) to support students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. Starting from the 2015 – 2016 school year, qualified students will be beneficiaries of the Go Kim Pah Scholarship Program that will pay for their education starting with their freshman year until their graduation.

The partnership was formalized through a signing ceremony held during NTC’s 87th founding Anniversary. NTC is an existing client of Equicom


Seated from the left: Rene J. Buenaventura, Equicom Group vice chairman, Antonio L. Go, Equicom Group chairman and trustee of Equitable Foundation, Inc., Jose L. Arguelles, NTC vice president for Finance, Dr. Oscar Jose Y. Arguelles, NTC vice president for Corporate Management, Alan David L. Matutina, EqB president. Standing from the left: Elena Aguila, NTC Accountancy Program head, Dr. Marlyn J. Mabalot, NTC Dean of College of Accountancy and Business, Roberto P. Ang, executive director of Equitable Foundation, Inc., Antonina M. Cabuyadao, EqB senior vice president and Branch Banking Group head, Dr. Bonifacio P. Bairan, NTC vice president for Academic Affairs, Grace Ayessa C. Bernabe, NTC Scholarship Committee head, and Orlando R. Javier, vice president, area head of Metro Manila II, and branch head of EqB Legarda Branch.

Savings Bank (EqB) through its Legarda branch.

Present during the signing ceremony were the following representatives from the Equicom Group, Equitable Foundation, Inc., Equicom Savings Bank, and NTC:

Friday, November 20, 2015

SM Bowling Millionaires Cup back for Second Season!


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  Win over PHP 4 MILLION in cash prizes at the grandest bowling tournament in Philippine history!

The SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is back for a second season with bigger and better rewards! Instant cash prizes are already given to top ranking bowlers during the qualifying rounds. At any point of the tournament, complete a perfect round of 12 strikes, and take home as much as PHP 500,000.  Grand prizes are given up until the 16th placer, with the grand prize winner taking home millions in pesos.

Open to all bowlers, the 2nd SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is certified by the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) and the Affiliated Local Bowling Association (ALBA). The second Millionaires Cup is divided into four categories: Junior Masters for bowlers 20 years old and below, Senior Masters for bowlers 50 years old and above, Classified Masters for bowlers with PBC averages 186 and below, and Open Masters for all bowlers, regardless of average and age. Aspirants are encouraged to enter more than one division for bigger chances of winning. The competition will travel all seven branches of the SM Bowling and Leisure Center in Fairview, Megamall, Southmall, Lanang, Mall of Asia, North Edsa, and Cebu. The finals will be held at the to-be-opened SM Bowling and Leisure Center in SM Clark, Pampanga. The national finals for classified masters and for open masters will take place in MOA on December 14 and 15 respectively, while the grand finals will take place in the SM Clark, Pampanga on December 16.

The SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is the largest bowling competition in Philippine history. Following suit to a very successful first season, with the grand prize winner taking home PHP 2 Million and a car, the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is back for its second edition, promising a better competition with bigger prizes at stake. Recently nominated in the Sports Industry Awards 2015 for best amateur event, the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup had over 733 entries, 145 participants, and 60,000 viewers in the past year. Try your luck and win fortune and fame in the 2nd SM Bowling Millionaires Cup! Qualifying period begins on October 26, 2015. For more information, visit your local SM Bowling and Leisure Center, log on to, or dial 862-7609.

About SM Bowling and Leisure Center

The SM Bowling and Leisure Center boasts of state-of-the-art and fully-automated bowling facilities, modern billiard areas, extreme games and arcade stations, and a snack bar that caters to each guests cravings. Opening its latest branch at SM Clark Pampanga, the SM Bowling Center is truly a one-stop-entertainment hub that offers the total fun and recreational experience for the Filipino family and barkada. Play as much as 2 consecutive games for only PHP 300! Join the “Weekday Crazy Bowl” from October 12 – November 30 at the SM Bowling and Leisure center located in SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, or SM Southmall. Promo is valid from 10AM to 4PM only on Mondays to Fridays. Like, follow, or tag the SM Bowling and Leisure Center at @smbowlingcenter or visit for more information.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nagano Seiko boss wins Solane Golf Tournament


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Kazuho Ushiyama of Nagano Seiko bagged the championship title at the Solane LPG 2nd Golf Tournament. Ushiyama made a total of 72 net points in the 9-hole play-offs to win the title cup. He also received the Best Flight and Nearest to the Pin awards.

Nagano Seiko, a Cavite-based manufacturer of reduction gear boxes end parts and shaft for agricultural machinery, is one of Solane’s customers who participated in the tournament. The Solane LPG Golf Tournament is an annual and exclusive sporting event organized by Isla Petroleum & Gas Corporation (IPG) as part of their customer appreciation and nurturing activity. The competition is attended by company executives and officers from IPG’s biggest clients.

This year’s tourney was held at the Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club and participated by 34 challengers from 17 companies, namely, Angel’s Burger, Chooks to Go, EMME, Gardenia, Isuzu, JG Summit, McDonald’s, Mister Donut, Monde M.Y. San, Nagano Seiko, Ortigas & Company, Puyat Steel, Royal Tern, Sofitel, SurTec, Swedish Match, and Pilipinas Shell.

Joining the play-offs were the big bosses of IPG Group of Companies, led by chairman of the executive committee Ricky Delgado, Jr., IPG chief executive officer Shoichi Watanabe, IPG chief finance officer Willie Sarmiento, Isla LPG Corporation (ILC) CEO Ruben Domingo, and ILC general manager for sales Tonito Gonzales.

Other winners in the Solane LPG 2nd Golf Tournament included Ricky Sta. Ana of Chooks to Go, Sumio Tange of SurTec and Leo Obias of Swedish Match who placed first, second and third runners up, respectively.

Adam Laker of Sofitel won the Longest Drive award while Shoichi Watanabe and Yasuyuki Kondo shared the Best Flight award with Ushiyama.

In the IPG staff division, Delgado won the championship title and retained the crown from last year’s event.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Calata Corp guns to break Guinness Record with ‘Lechon Party’


calata Calata Corporation, one of the biggest agribusiness conglomerates in the country, is mounting a grand “Lechon Party” for the less privileged residents of Metro Manila in its bid to break the record for largest serving of roast pork. The Lechon Party is set to happen on November 8, 2015, 4:00 pm at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City, in celebration of Calata Corporation’s 16th anniversary, and as an early Christmas gift to the less fortunate residents of the Metro.

More than just a celebratory feast, the event also aims to make history by hitting a Guinness World Record on the largest serving of roast pork. Currently, Mexico holds this record where they served 3,094.2 kilos of cochinita pibil, a popular roast pork dish in Yucatan region in 2010. Calata Corporation will try to top the record by serving 5,000 kilos of the country’s well-loved version of roast pork – the lechon.

“This year, we will celebrate our 16 successful years in the business by giving back to the community instead of having a lavish party. We also hope to make a momentous occasion for the Philippines by aspiring to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest serving of lechon’,” shares Joseph Calata, Chairman and CEO of Calata Corporation.

Calata Corporation is the largest retailer and distributor of top agrochemical brands, feeds, fertilizers, veterinary medicines and seeds throughout the country. Calata Corporation also owns and operates a chain of retail stores named AGRI, the largest retailer of the country’s choice brands such as AGRI Crop Protection, Heisenberg veterinary medicines, Thomson and Hine, as well as Ivansmith agrochemicals.

Calata Corporation’s “Lechon Party” reflects how much the company values achievement, success, gratitude and kinship. Indeed, it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season by sharing their blessings with the less privileged and gathering family and friends.