Friday, May 27, 2016

Caltex-AFI Global Filipino Schools ICT Classrooms to produce new generation of 21st century students

 CALTEX & AYALA FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP: At the Global Filipino Schools Program MOA signing, are (seated from left); Raissa Bautista manager  for  Policy Government and Public Affairs of Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), Peter Morris country chairman, CPI, Ruel Maranan president  Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) and Romualdo Katigbak senior director and chief finance officer, AFI.  Standing as witness are; Cherry Ramos PGPA coordinator, CPI, Joel Gaviola PGPA assistant manager CPI and Margarita Limcaoco project lead, AFI.

Makati City, Philippines.  May 27, 2016. – Effective school year 2016, at least 3,200 public elementary pupils from Pandacan in Manila and San Pascual municipality in  Batangas will enjoy learning from well-trained teachers in world-class computer laboratories.

The project, called Caltex- AFI Global Filipino Schools ICT Classrooms as primarily sponsored by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, addresses the need to keep up with the 21st century education in information, communication and technology (ICT) by building comprehensive computer laboratories in public schools.
CPI is donating nearly Php 8.4 M for the construction of the computer laboratories, while project partner Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) will provide management, implementation, and training for at least 50 public school teachers in Manila and Batangas. The program is also a collaborative effort with Globe Telecom which provides the wi-fi connectivity and has been spearheading their Global Filipino Schools since 2012, as well as with the Department of Education who play a key role in sustainability and implementation.

Project partners Chevron and AFI believe that ICT education will enable students to better integrate with society. CPI country chairman Peter Morris points out, “This activity of supporting the local community schools is an example of how we like to develop partnerships.  In this case, it is partnerships with the host communities around our most important facilities.”  He added, “We hope this initiative in conjunction with the Ayala Foundation will specifically enable students to gain better skills and knowledge to support their educational pursuits.”

The CALTEX-AFI Global Filipino Schools ICT Classrooms complement the Department of Education’s DepEd Computerizing Program (DCP) in integrating ICT for educational gains.  The program is integrated in the elementary schools’ curriculum. Each laboratory comes with a total of 24 computers, 10 laptops, projectors and wi-fi connectivity per school. “With the support of Chevron, we have chosen to implement 21st century learning at Jacinto Zamora Elementary School in Pandacan, and at San Pascual Central School in Batangas based on the criteria required  by the program ,” said Ruel Maranan AFI president.
The Caltex-AFI Global Filipino Schools program is one of the undertakings of Chevron’s Energy for Learning Initiative, which supports projects that provide learning and skills to the disadvantaged.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Single/Single Episode 3 delves into realities and dilemmas of millennial life

                           Single/Single lead stars Matteo Gudecelli and Shaina Magdayao
Don’t miss episode 3 of Single/Single Season 2, the breakthrough romantic comedy series of PhilStar TV and Cinema One, as it will feature a jolting event that will force the characters to face a biting fact of life.  This gripping episode is expected to once again trigger a discourse on the realities of millennial living among its avid viewers.
In the last episode, the jovial birthday glamping for Joey, which reunited the gang –Joee, Ranee, Benny, Tita Bianca and the rest, turned more serious as they bared their innermost thoughts and feelings in the hugot bonfire, where they cast off habits, memories, addictions and hang ups that held them back from moving on and becoming the best versions of themselves. 

The most telling of all was Joee’s desire to throw away “Baby Jojo”, the cuddly bear that  held all the memories and feelings she shared with Joey in past.  Tension arose when Joey declared he also wanted to dispose of the bear and everything it represents. The two were suddenly engaged in a brief, farcical tug of war, or tug of feelings, and the bear was cast in the fire. 

Will Joee and Joey ever be able to resolve their issues or will this finally put out the flame between them? The glamping celebration will get more interesting with an unexpected turn of events that will leave the characters, and even viewers, reflecting about existential issues.  Catch all these on the third episode of Single/Single this Sunday, May 29, 10pm on Cinema One.

Single/Single is now on its second season of combining engaging comedy and relevant messaging targeted to urban millennial singles coping in a more complicated digital world.  The show is top-billed by today’s finest young actors namely: Mateo Guidicelli, Shaina Magdayao, Anna Luna, and Brian Sy who bring to life the characters of Joey, Joee, Ranee and Benny, respectively, reflecting the many faces of today’s millennials, including their sentiments, dilemmas and challenges.    Joining them is veteran actress Cherie Gil as Tita Bianca.

Single/Single airs every Sunday, with replays every Wednesday 8:30pm and Saturday 9pm.  Past episodes can also be viewed on For more updates, visit and @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram. 

A Buffet of Philippine Culinary Heritage at Marriott Manila

“What is Filipino food?”

Ask this question to a Filipino and the response is a gamut of answers. Let the Filipino explain the answer and the discussion will change from confusing to interesting. The diversity―from ingredients, preparations, cooking techniques, flavors, and presentations―is exactly what makes Filipino food distinctly remarkable!  

With May touted as national heritage month and Philippine culinary being one of its rich examples, Marriott Café offers some of the most sought after Filipino dishes and desserts on its buffet stations.

 Eating Filipino Food? Use Your Senses!
 When was the last time your feet led you straight to the kitchen because the food smelled so good (even the neighbors were intrigued and paid a visit)? It’s a common scenario in Filipino homes where heirloom recipes are savored and shared. Likewise, diners who are seated near the main Filipino station will have the same happy problem. Fortunately, the food is offered in not just one but several stations. Wafting through the air is the inviting aroma of the piping hot Sinigang, Bulalo, and Sopas at the Soup Station. 

 Look at the different colors of different ingredients used. These reflect the bounty of the land―whether vegetables, herbs, or fruits. At the Filipino Salad Bar, for example, there’s Davao Pomelo and Shrimp Salad with Honey Tamarind dressing, Pako and Lato Salad with Calamansi Vinaigrette, Ensaladang Mangga with Crispy Bagnet, and Tuna Kinilaw. With more than 7,000 islands of lush greens surrounded by the deep blue sea, expect to find buckets of fresh and sustainable seafood harvest at the Seafood in Ice Station like crabs, shrimps, shellfish, and fishes. Simply grab a plate, put as many as your tummy can take, give it to any of the Marriott chefs, and tell them how you would like it to be cooked. 

Listen to the shucking of seashells and hear it sizzle. If it’s music to your ears, soon, it will be a fiesta in your taste buds! A few steps on your right are Filipino Appetizers such as Crispy Kangkong, Chicharon Bulaklak, Kwek Kwek, Lumpiang Shanghai, Atchara, and Tokwa’t Baboy. Check out the Local Favorites which include Beef Kaldereta, Adobong Manok sa Gata, Relyenong Bangus, and Chopsuey. These viands are perfectly paired with Pinasingaw na Kanin or Kanin sa Ginisang Bagoong. For Chicken Inasal and Lechon Pork Belly, go to the Roasting Station. At the Grill Station, you will find Pork Gizzard Skewers, Chicken Gizzard Skewers, and Pork Belly Skewers. To add to the heady flavors of Filipino food, Marriott Café also has a Live Okoy Station and a Kare-Kare Station. Dip your crispy baby shrimp fritters in spiced vinegar, garlic soy sauce, and sweet chilli, or have the liberty to choose which ingredients and how many of these you want to add in your Kare-Kare. 

 At the Dessert Station, Philippine fruits in season are served alongside Buko Pandan, Leche Flan, Cassava Cake, Sapin-Sapin, Suman Cassava, Brazo de Mercedes, Ube Halaya, Binignit, Halo-Halo and other signature sweet endings. Even the server dressed as ‘Mamang Sorbetero’ is all smiles serving the gelato in halo-halo flavor, ube pastillas, buko pandan and other refreshing ice cream flavors.  

Thirsty for more?

Marriott Café’s ‘Samalamig Station’ serves Melon, Gulaman, and Buko Pandan “at the corner of Kalaw Avenue and UN Avenue” where heaps of fresh buko are also on display. 
What is Filipino Food?
It can be a regional specialty, tweaked to suite the taste of one town to the other, part of an indigenous celebration, influenced by a fellow Asian or a conqueror, then passed from one generation to another. It’s crispy, salty, sweet, bitter, sour, or savory. At Marriott Café’s Art-Taste-Tic, feel free to grab your plates and utensils, and be mesmerized by the taste of the Philippine islands!
Indulge on this delightful dinner feast available until June 12, 2016. Buffet starts at 6PM and ends at 10PM. To know more about the Philippine Heritage Month celebrations at Marriott Hotel Manila, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila on Facebook and Twitter and @manilamarirott on Instagram and Snapchat.

 About Marriott Hotel Manila:

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. A destination in itself, this 5 star property is poised to become the Philippines’ most unique and comprehensive destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms. Thoughtfully designed around the needs of today’s modern traveler, each guestroom incorporates the latest technology and design. Premium Wi-Fi capability, I-Pod docks and over-sized bathrooms appeal to most discerning guests. Mobile check-in and check -out, the finest linens and Thann Amenities add to the experience. Stunning views of Villamor Golf Course, the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio and sweeping views of the airport showcase our prime location.

Friday, May 20, 2016

THE GIRL KING Presents A Contemporary “Queen” of LGBT By Ymmanwel Rico Provinio

For the first time, a transgender, Geraldine Roman, is elected to a post at The House of Representatives. Ms. Roman is the duly elected congressman of the first district of Bataan. In Spain, she worked as a senior editor of a newspaper and speaks Spanish, French and Italian. A Catholic practitioner while married to her male partner; equipped with degrees in journalism and politics, Geraldine chooses to become a public servant, like her father. 

 In the 17th century, Queen Kristina at age 18 was crowned the king of Sweden, but was also regarded as the queen. Her sexuality and brilliance considered her as the “queen” of the contemporary LGBT members. During her time, she was accepted and respected by her constituents.

During her coronation, at age 18, Kristina pronounced her intention to end thirty years of war between Catholics and Protestants and to educate her subjects. Her quest for knowledge drew her to the philosopher, René Descartes and the French Ambassador, Pierre Hector Chanut, and became life-long friends.
The movie, “The Girl King”, which is directed by Mika Kaurismaki, is a true-to-life story of Queen Kristina of Sweden. Back in 1933, the first film version, “Queen Christina”, starred the popular and “mysterious” Greta Garbo. It was critically acclaimed and was a box-office hit.

Hollywood insiders knew Garbo’s sexual preference. The gossip mill lingered that she was a lesbian. But none was openly revealed regarding her private life. She remained in demand and was the highest paid actress during her time, until her self-imposed retirement.

The latest movie version, “The Girl King”, portrays Queen Kristina (played by Malin Buska) as an enigmatic young woman, beloved by her father, rejected by her mother and raised in a conservative Lutheran court.  Falling deeply in love with her lady in waiting, the stunning Ebba Sparre (played by Sarah Gadon), she is left confused and wanting. She is torn between reason and passion, between the ancient and modern worlds, and the brilliance of her educated and curious mind and the pressures in an empire determined to uphold tradition.

Queen Kristina was a revolutionary free thinker, a connoisseur of art and sciences, a precursor of the feminist movement and a strong visionary as a politician. She was truly a “new” European way ahead of her generation. But at the same time, she was a confused, restless, eccentric, and isolated young woman.
“The Girl King” opens on the 1st of June of this year, with an MTRCB rating of R-16 without cuts. It is an exclusive film release of Solar Pictures. For more details about #TheGirlKing, visit @solarpicturesPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Blushing Beauty & Chemworld Fragrance Factory's Grand Opening and Blessing

Last May 13, 2016, a skincare clinic "Blushing Beauty and Chemworld Fragrance factory officially introduced to the public and mall goers. Media friends and selected friends and VIP's witnessed this special occasion  with the ribbon cutting and the blessing of their two branches in SM North Edsa. The event was being leaded by the SkinStation and Blushing Beauty founder Mr. Fred C. Reyes together with the brand ambassadors.

The Blushing Beauty by Skin Station is a fitting follow up to their highly successful Skin Station with 29 branches nationwide. It is a new concept store developed for the young ones and value conscious millenials. The Skincare clinic offers luxurious and yet affordable and engineered with the latest international formulations.

Its instagrammable and fun design of the store is professionally done by Manila's sought after interior design firm.

Chemworld fragrance factory, A perfumery store that caters professional perfume making for entrepreneurs , they do trainings and seminars for those who are into small businesses.

They offer pre-mixed starter kits and do it yourself starter kit. It is a one stop supply source for your perfumery business.

Chemworld Marketing Corp. is a chemical distribution company established in 1985 by chemist Fred C. Reyes, after a fruitful 9 years stint in manufacturing and technical sales with Du Pont and Union Carbide. In 1987 Gerry Yazon, the former boss of Fred in Union Carbide, joined him in incorporating the company.

Chemworld initially focused on distribution of specialty chemicals in the personal care and food industries. With its reputation as a reliable and trusted source of specialty ingredients, fragrances and flavors, Chemworld supplies most of the major multinational and local companies in the Philippines through the years.

It has a long history of bringing new and innovative product concepts. Chemworld has been involved in the development and launch of many successful products through the years, including those from Godiva Skincare, Universal Robina Corporation, United Laboratories, Pascual Laboratories, and Bench (Suyen Corporation).

To maintain its leadership in the industry, Chemworld has nurtured a strong partnership with its suppliers from around the globe. Its extensive library of formularies includes the latest breakthroughs in product development in Europe, USA, and Asia.
Our History

Started in 2004, Chemworld Fragrance Factoryis a division of Chemworld Marketing Corp.
Chemworld Fragrance Factory is driven by its MISSION to assist potential entrepreneurs realize their dream to be financially independent by providing high quality training, complete and affordable supplies, and continuing guidance in perfumery business. Our Mission

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After training and supporting more than 7,000 perfume entrepreneurs in its 5 branches in Metro Manila, Chemworld Fragrance Factory opened its first branches in Visayas and Mindanao, in SM City Cebu, 2nd level (just below the Bowling Center), and in SM City Davao (ECOLAND), 2nd floor (across Food Court). 5

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wheels team goes on more adventures

Summer is almost over. PhilSTAR TV’s formidable team of motoring journalists are not gonna declare it over just yet. On this week’s episode of Wheels, join them as they go on more adventures here and abroad with some of the newest and coolest rides.

Matteo Guidicelli tries his hand in car photography with the help of master lens man Mikko David. Learn some nifty tricks in framing, angling, lighting and shooting straight from the expert, just in time for the next car show in town.
Meanwhile, Angel Rivero and Ulysses Ang take the all-new Toyota Fortuner, Innova, and Hilux to the picturesque paradise of El Nido, Palawan. Find out how this trio of Toyota’s flagship vehicles blends smoothly and performs sturdily in El Nido’s laid-back landscape.

Not to be outdone, Kap Maceda-Aguila channeled his inner Tomb Raider in Cambodia with the Porsche Macan. Watch as he explores the Macan’s performance, features and design, and give his verdict about this suave sports car from the German automaker.

And finally, Uly goes on a double adventure this episode. After El Nido, he’ll go behind the wheel of some of Mazda’s newest diesel vehicles to see if they’re up his standards.

It’s all these and more on the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it this Thursday, May 19, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on, @PhilStarTV_Wheels on Twitter and @philstartv_wheels on Instagram.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It’s all about new cars on this week’s Wheels

It’s all about new and unique cars in this week’s episode of PhilSTAR TV’s Wheels Season 3. Join the show’s audacious team of motoring journalists — Matteo Guidicelli, Manny de los Reyes, Angel Rivero and Ulysses Ang— as they go behind the wheel of some of the neophyte cars in the Philippine market.

But first, Matteo tries his hand at washing a car the proper way. He’ll get wet and messy to give novice car washers some useful tips on how to keep your car clean, fresh and shiny.

And now for the cars: Manny goes top speed behind the wheel of Foton’s new mid-sized SUV, the Toplander. Find out what impresses in this latest offering from this relatively newcomer in the Philippine auto market.

Meanwhile, Angel takes the 2016 Nissan Almera to Zambales to learn what makes it different from previous models of Nissan’s flagship sedan. She’ll give you a lowdown on all its upgrades and new features that will sure excite Nissan fans.
And finally, Uly takes a first crack at the all-new Honda Civic RS Turbo. Join him as he explores its features, comforts, and performance, and marvel at its new and sleeker look.

It’s all these and more on the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it this Thursday, May 12, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on



06 May 2016 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned home to Singapore to the tune of 12,000 screaming Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans cheering loudly for their favorite ONE Championship superstars. ONE: ASCENT TO POWER electrified a capacity crowd with intense world-class MMA action from start to finish. In the main event, Angela Lee earned a hard-fought, five-round unanimous decision over spirited opponent Mei Yamaguchi to clinch the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship. In the co-main event, Roger Gracie put Michal Pasternak to sleep to earn the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship.

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In the main event, Singapore’s “Unstoppable” Angela Lee overcame a spirited performance from Japanese MMA veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi to clinch the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship. Lee and Yamaguchi traded heavy blows and showcased high-level, tactical grappling skills all throughout the fight to the delight of a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium crowd. Yamaguchi started out very strong in the early going, but Lee came on late and scored points for multiple near-finishes. Throughout five gruelling rounds, Lee dug deep in the second half of the bout, doing just enough to earn the unanimous decision victory.

In the evening’s co-main event, Roger Gracie of the world-renowned Gracie fighting family of Brazil, dispatched previously-unbeaten opponent Michal Pasternak of Poland with ease, securing a deep arm-triangle choke to end the bout and claim the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship. After a brief striking exchange, Gracie took Pasternak to the ground from the clinch. Pasternak tried his best to escape but within moments the choke was on and Pasternak was put to sleep.

In a highly-anticipated featherweight contest, former ONE Championship belt holders Narantungalag Jadambaa of Mongolia and Kotetsu Boku of Japan went to battle to the delight of the raucous crowd. Jadambaa showcased his complete arsenal of techniques by continuously staggering Boku with powerful strikes, while controlling his Japanese opponent with high-level wrestling. The fight-ending sequence came when Jadambaa was able to take Boku down to the mat, executing a crafty Von Flue choke to put Boku to sleep.

Singapore’s Christian “The Warrior” Lee continues his meteoric rise through the ranks with his fourth straight stoppage victory, turning in a sensational performance against the Philippines’ Cary “The Prince” Bullos to win by submission. Lee started off with his familiar unorthodox stance, peppering Bullos with sidekicks. When Bullos tried to close the gap, Lee took advantage by latching onto the Filipino’s neck. Within moments, Lee was able to drag Bullos to the ground, sinking in the D’Arce Choke to force the tap.

In a clash of colossal middleweights, Tatsuya Mizuno of Tokyo, Japan, stopped Egyptian Wushu champion Mohamed Ali in the second round of a scheduled three-round bout. After being on the defensive most of the fight, Mizuno found a way to handle Ali’s tremendous advantage in power to earn the victory. With Ali’s back against the cage, Mizuno delivered a couple of knees and finished off Ali with punches from the top, winning by technical knockout.

Hometown favorite Amir Khan of Singapore turned in a dominant performance, defeating Taiwan’s John “The Blade” Chang by technical knockout in the first round of a lightweight bout. Once Khan was able to take Chang down and gain full mount, the fight was soon over as Chang had no answer for Khan’s ground-and-pound.

Singapore’s Benedict Ang put in a workman-like effort, pummeling his opponent, Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo of the Philippines, from the mounted crucifix position to force a verbal submission. Yabo tried his best to thwart Ang’s takedowns throughout the bout but was largely unsuccessful. In the third round, the 20-year-old Ang sealed the deal with a volley of unanswered punches to earn the stoppage.

Exciting Russian prospect Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev put his unrivaled aggression on display once again, making quick work of China’s Ma Jia Wen in a lightweight contest. Saygid showcased thudding knockout power in decking Ma on multiple occasions, before the spectacular technical knockout victory just under two minutes into the first round.

Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, wasted no time in working over Brad Robinson in the first bout of the evening at ONE: ASCENT TO POWER. Thani utilized well-placed high kicks and scored with takedowns before finishing the fight a few seconds before the first-round bell, courtesy of some powerful ground-and-pound.

Official results for ONE: ASCENT TO POWER
ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship bout: Angela Lee defeats Mei Yamaguchi by Unanimous Decision
ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship bout: Roger Gracie defeats Michal Pasternak by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 2:13 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Narantungalag Jadambaa defeats Kotetsu Boku by Submission (Von Flue Choke) at 1:27 minutes of round 3
Featherweight bout: Christian Lee defeats Cary Bullos by Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 2:07 minutes of round 1
Middleweight bout: Tatsuya Mizuno defeats Mohamed Ali by TKO (Strikes) at 3:52 minutes of round 2
Lightweight bout: Amir Khan defeats John Chang by TKO (Strikes) at 3:39 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Benedict Ang defeats Jimmy Yabo by TKO (Verbal Submission to Strikes) at 3:11 minutes of round 3
Lightweight bout: Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev defeats Ma Jia Wen by TKO (Strikes) at 1:57 minutes of round 1
Catchweight bout (88kg): Agilan Thani defeats Brad Robinson by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40 minutes of round 1

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About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 75+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, Physique TV, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Afraid of balding and thinning hair? Get a head of natural hair with MAXiM MEGA Sessions


One of the most fearsome thoughts for both men and women is the prospect of balding.  Thinning hair or hair that grows in patches can be just as alarming. 
A fear of baldness is called phalacrophobia. But even just the loss of a little hair can cause major anxiety for some people.

Now, those with balding heads or thinning hair can find a quick solution to their problem at MAXiM, an international hair restoration center based here in the Philippines. The answer is MAXiM’s MEGA Sessions – a procedure that allows clients to grow a good head of hair from just one visit. In the MEGA Sessions, up to 4,000 grafts of hair (up to 10,000 hair follicles) are implanted on the scalp in one sitting so clients do not have to do multiple visits.   

MEGA Sessions are unique to MAXiM, which has been doing various types of hair transplant procedures on local and foreign clients since 2004.  While other hair centers can only transplant 1,000 to 2,000 grafts, MAXiM plastic surgeons and nurses are uniquely qualified to perform Mega Sessions that already produce satisfying results in just one session.   

“The big advantage of MEGA Sessions, besides the great improvement in looks, is that the client does not have to keep coming back to the clinic for repeat sessions just to get a full head of hair.  The improvement in appearance and image is really quite significant and many clients are pleased. With a full head of hair, many of our clients tell us they have landed good jobs, gotten promotions, found the love of their lives, and have renewed self-confidence because of their youthful look,” said MAXiM Hair Restoration CEO Mac Fadra.

For nearly 12 years now, MAXiM Hair Restoration has been offering hair transplant procedure to innumerable clients.  MAXiM has an experienced team of nurses and plastic surgeons that enables it to continually develop their hair restoration services.  MAXiM specializes in hair restoration and nothing else.   
“MAXiM plastic surgeons who are adept at wound healing and aesthetic procedures. This sets us apart from other clinics where many of the doctors performing the hair restoration are physicians without any plastic surgery experience,” added Fadra.

He explains that MEGA Sessions can be done with both Conventional (Follicular Unit Transplantation, FUT) and No Scar (Follicular Unit Extration, FUE) methods of hair transplantation. “No maintenance is required other than the simple, post-op care for about 10 days following the procedure to ensure that they are healing well.  Then we see them again after a few months to check on the progress of their hair growth,” he said.

The MAXiM mantra is "Hair is all we do and we do it well". We are super-specialized and focused on hair restoration -- nothing else,” Fadra concluded. 

In 2016, MAXiM launched the offering of Scalp Micropigmentation to clients as an alternative to hair transplants.  Scalp Micropigmentation uses an advanced pigment to camouflage the loss of hair.  This is particularly attractive to clients who prefer a shaved or buzzed look on their scalp.  Scalp Micropigmentation only requires one or two sessions of one to two hours each and is very affordable.   

MAXiM is also now offering non-surgical, topical and oral solutions for hair loss prevention. 

MAXiM Hair Restoration is the Manila branch of the New York-based hair transplant company that also has offices in Connecticut and Chicago in the US; Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and other Asian markets. 

For more information about hair restoration or addition, go to or call (02) 818 6000 or 813 3001 for a FREE consultation.  OFWs and those residing outside Metro Manila can avail of Skype consultations.