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Monday, April 16, 2012

Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Winners


Congratulations to the new set of Binibining Pilipinas winners who will represent the country in different international beauty contests abroad. Binibining Pilipinas coronation night was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Janine Tugonon (No. 18) bested 29 other candidates and was hailed as the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012. She will be representing the country in this year's Ms. Universe contest in Florida, USA. Janine Tugonon is a Pharmacy graduate of University Sto.Tomas and works as a clinical specialist.
Winning answer

Janine who placed first runner-up during Bb. Pilipinas 2011 proved that joining the pageant for the second time's a charm.

“Sobrang happy ako and thankful ako kay Lord. Joining wasn’t a brief decision, sobrang pinag-usapan namin ito within the family. Naisip ko noon, “Lord, bahala ka na. I surrender, andito ako for a reason and I know I’m here for a reason,” Janine said in an interview after the pageant.
Her winning answer reflected her belief as a modern Filipina.

“I believe women have the right to choose between what they want. Just go for what God wants you to do. Between the two, whatever it is, you must do your purpose in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth,” Janine said in the question and answer portion when asked about women foregoing a happy family life for a successful career.


 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Janine Tugonon
Nicole Schmitz (No. 8) won Bb. Pilipinas-International
 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (No. 13) won Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism.
 Elaine Kay Moll was declared 1st runner-up
Annalie Forbes was 2nd runner-up.
The special awards winners are:

Bb. Photogenic: Karen Gallman (No. 1)
Best in National Costume: Nicole Schmitz (No. 8)
Bb. Friendship: Chloe Zanardi (No. 25)
Bb. Talent: Katrina Dimaranan (No. 13)
Manila Bulletin's Reader's Choice Award: Roxanne Tadique (No. 20)
People's Binibini: Giselle Munoz (No. 21)
Nestle's Best in Swimsuit: Nicole Schmitz (No. 8)
Ms. PAL: Mary Jean Lastimosa (9)
Best in Evening Gown: Angelee delos Reyes (No. 26)

This year's Bb. Pilipinas coronation night was hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Ms. Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj, and Georgina Wilson. 

There were 12 judges in this year's contest, including Ms. International Lara Quigaman, Richard Gomez, and Fil-British football star Phil Younghusband as chairman of the board. Journey's frontman Arnel Pineda and Pinoy music icon Bamboo were guest performers. They serenaded the women during the long gown competition.

The Philippines has so far produced 2 Ms. Universe winners: Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran. Three Pinays have also won Ms. International: Aurora Pijuan, Melanie Marquez, and Lara Quigaman.


Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines on TV5


Whoa! This show is amazing! Have you seen the pilot episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines on TV5?
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines premiered last night, April 15, 2012 on channel 5, 8:30 p.m. programming.

The show promised to build and provide homes for 35 families spread throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines is hosted by Paolo Bediones. The Design Team is composed of Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Divine Lee, Joby Belmonte, Marilen Faustino-Montenegro and Tristan Jovellana.

The first episode took us to Mabalacat, Pampanga where they gave extreme makeovers to the house of Apung Norma, a woman who lost her husband and kids due to illness and now devotes her efforts for doing charitable works of seeking help for the poor and sick children. At 60, she work as a street sweeper to make ends meet.

The show prioritizes families with extraordinary and inspiring stories, according to production manager Joan Banaga.

They will also consider those families whose houses are in desperate need of makeover or improvement.

TV5 PR Peachy Guioguio adds that to be considered, families should legally own the property to be renovated, complete with a land title.

The show promises to change lives of Filipinos with the promise of “Bagong bahay, Bagong buhay.”

Do watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines every Sunday, 8:30PM, right after Talentadong Pinoy.                                                                                               
Send your stories on emheptv5@gmail.com you might be the next beneficiary of the Extreme Makeover.

3 conditions must be met to qualify for the makeover:
1. Beneficiary owns the land.
2. Extremely compelling story of sacrifice and service.
3. Well loved by the community making it undeniable that they deserve "Bagong Bahay at Bagong Buhay."


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Face your problem with Proactiv


If you can't face your problem, then there is a problem with your face!
Pimples, zits, break outs, blemishes -- whatever you want to call it, is what I hated the most!  

One of the biggest bummers that comes with the changing seasons is breakouts. The switch in temperature and humidity can cause pimples. Stress, lack of sleep and a whole lists of other environmental and genetic factors can add to the blemish count, yes, even for those of us who are well out of our teens. Now that it is summer again and the weather is so hot and humid, I don't wonder If you're sick of pimples. Then maybe you could give this a try-- the 30-day Proactiv treatments, scrubs and cleansers that will help zap those zits and give you clear, radiant skin. Bye-bye breakouts!

While on extended vacation, I bought a 5-gallon purified water from the local refilling station in our town and I couldn't help but notice the pimples on the face of the one manning the water refilling station. He is actually the son of the owner. O ha, you might think, I just stormed in there and told him point blankly, he he, they're a family friend for so many years. I told him to try Proactiv so he will be pimple free in no time. I sited 5 unique reasons why Proactiv is different from other products:
     1. One of the main ingredients in Proactiv Revitalizing Toner is witch hazel, which acts as an antioxidant.
     2. Proactiv was not tested on animals.
     3. Quick, easy, and not messy. Proactiv is only a 3 steps beauty regimen.
     4. Proactiv® Solution also offers Clear Skin Guarantee and Money Back Guarantee for their 30 day kit and 60 day kit. What other products can give you a money back guarantee?
  1. Purchasing a kit (30-day or 60-day) now will get you a chance to own a Justin Beiber’s Limited Edition perfume “Someday”
Here’ the Promo Mechanics for the Justin Beiber’s Limited Edition perfume “Someday” Promo

SALES PROMOTION PERIOD: April 1 – May 31, 2012

PRODUCTS PURCHASED:
Proactiv Solution 30-day kit: Php 2,495 (Equivalent to 1 Raffle Entry)
Proactiv Solution 60-day kit: Php 3,995 (Equivalent to 2 Raffle Entries)

WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO JOIN THE RAFFLE:

The promo is applicable to Philippine Territory only and limited to residents of the Philippines only. Customers who bought Proactiv Kit from the listed participating outlets during the promo period are entitled to join the raffle. One Proactiv 30-Day Kit purchased is equivalent to one raffle entry. One Proactiv 60-Day Kit purchased is equivalent to 2 raffle entries.

WHO ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO JOIN THE RAFFLE:

Employees of Top American Products Solutions Inc. and their relatives up to 2nd degree are not qualified to join the raffle. Suppliers, partners, and consultants of Top American Products Solutions Inc., are not qualified to join the raffle.

Anyone caught attempting to manipulate the results of the raffle is subject to immediate disqualification. Top American Products Solutions Inc., reserves the right to deactivate such raffle entries without further notice.

Only purchases made by individuals are allowed are entitled for raffle entries. Bulk purchases with the intent to resell Proactiv will not be qualified for raffle entries.

HOW TO JOIN 

All Watsons’ outlets or SM Department Store branches. Customers who purchased from any Watsons or SM Department Store must retrieve their Official Raffle Entry Forms from the following Redemption Branches.
i. SM Department Store Megamall
ii. SM Department Store Makati
iii. SM Department Store North EDSA
iv. SM Department Store Mall of Asia

Alternately, for customers from Watsons that are far from the Redemption branches can still submit their entries by sending an email of a scanned copy of their Watsons Official Receipt to customer@proactiv.com.ph, plus the complete details as follows:
Customer Name:
Customer Address:
Customer Contact Number:
Customer Email Address:
Product Purchased:
Date of Purchase:
OR Number:

Also, there should be a statement in the email: “I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of the Proactiv Promo: Buy Proactiv Kit and Get a Chance to Win Justin Bieber’s Limited Edition Perfume.”
For Proactiv Kiosks and Watsons customers, they must fill-out the Official Raffle Entry Form with the following details: Customer must buy Proactiv kit within the prescribed promo period. Purchases of Proactiv Kits outside the promo period are not eligible with a raffle entry equivalent.
Customer Name:
Customer Address:
Customer Contact Number:
Customer Email Address:
Product Purchased:
Date of Purchase:
OR Number:
Signature of Customer:
Signature of Promodizer:

The Official Raffle Entry Form must be submitted to the Proactiv Promodiser in charge to qualify for the raffle.

Customer must not return the product. If a customer avails of the standard limited Money back Guarantee that comes with every Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, this forfeits the subsequent activation of his or her raffle entry.

For every purchase of:
- Proactiv Solution 30-day kit is equivalent to one (1) Raffle Entry
- Proactiv Solution 60-day kit is equivalent to two (2) Raffle Entries

Official cut-off of the promo purchase period is:
First Draw: May 7, 2012, 11:59:59PM (for purchases made from April 1 to April 30, 2012)
Second Draw: June 4, 2012, 11:59:59PM (for purchases made from April 1 to May 31, 2012)

Now, not only was my friend pimple free, he is also full of confidence.

Go zapped your Acne and win Justin Biever's perfume!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Achieve Wellness with N.Y. THERASPINE


                                                Adds Life To Years And Years To Life 
It's important to make sure that your body is always in a state of natural balance. N.Y. THERASPINE is one of the leaders in natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments of musculoskeletal pain and injuries. Rest assured that with N.Y. THERASPINE your health will be in the hands of chiropractors and physical therapist who are licensed and experts in the field.
 
N.Y. THERASPINE integrated the best of conventional and alternative disciplines such as Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Myofacial therapy, their holistic approach to wellness has created powerful solutions to the chiropractic needs of many Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike. 
Take the first step to pain-free living today.  Visit N.Y. THERASPINE and discover the health benefits of chiropractic treatments. 
 
Achieve Wellness with N.Y. THERASPINE Complete Chiropractic Adjustment Package
It is important for everyone to always stay on tip top shape. Achieve total wellness with N.Y. THERASPINE complete chiropractic package, inclusive of an Initial Chiropractic Evaluation and Treatment, Digital Postural and Movement Analysis, and a Findings Report.
When muscles are sore and bones are tired, even the smallest steps and the simplest tasks become particularly difficult to endure. Joint pains, stiffness, injuries and other chronic conditions like arthritis and scoliosis make it hard to go about the day like nothing is wrong, and the pain is so personal that no one else understands why.
At NY Theraspine Clinic, they completely understand these problems. With its team of friendly, highly-qualified, even award-winning chiropractors and physical therapists accredited abroad, NY Theraspine offers only personalized the best treatments for the most common neck and back pains, to posture problems, and for stroke rehabilitation.
 
 Adds Life To Years And Years To Life
"Don't resort to quick fixes and go to the nearest neighborhood spa, entrusting your bodies to your favorite masseuse. It is dangerous to have your bones and back be touched by just anybody. You need professionals to do that." quips Michelle Natividad, New York (NY) Theraspine Clinic owner and registered Physical Therapist.
Chiropractic corrects the cause rather than treats symptoms.

NY Theraspine Clinic employs the methods of Chiropractic -a form of alternative medical treatment that focuses on manual therapy and manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissues. When done correctly, chiropractic not only treats existing conditions, but can also prevent potential injuries and illnesses from happening, also preventing surgeries.
For those who suffer from disabling conditions like low back pain, arthritis, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome or sciatica regardless of age and fitness level, the NY Theraspine Clinic also offers Physical Therapy Rehabilitation, which involves the use of heat treatment, ultrasound, electric stimulation, therapeutic exercise, and therapeutic massage with the aim of restoring each patient’s maximum functional independence.

For those who lead active lifestyles and are into sports and intense physical activities, the clinic also offers Sports Physical Therapy and Conditioning which ultimately aims to rehabilitate muscles and treat injuries of both professional and amateur athletes as soon as possible, so that they may continue playing their sport without having to take a long break for treatment.

NY Theraspine also makes use of the Myofascial Release approach, which caters to those who are plagued by headaches, pain, and restricted motion as a result of the tightening of the fascia. This often happens to people who have suffered from trauma — a fall, whiplash, or side-effects from a surgery.

With the Myofascial Release approach, therapists individualize each session to cater to each patient’s specific needs, using a number of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy to help restore the patient’s range of motion, alleviate pain, and eventually help them return to living an active, free life.
NY Theraspine Clinic’s services also include weight management and fitness and
conditioning, showing just how dedicated the clinic is to promoting a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Take the first step towards a pain-free world. Call 375-1035/921-9831. You can visit them at 73-G Sct. Dr. Lazacano cor. Sct. Tuazon, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City to receive a free initial evaluation. Like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Theraspine-Clinic/159174327505633.


PLDT myDSL brings you The Avengers!


PLDT myDSL brings you The Avengers!
I love blogging and surfing the internet. I am actually looking for an alternative internet connection right now because I am super frustrated with my Globe Tattoo stick that is so slow and keeps on getting disconnected. To add insult to injury and much to my dismay, my prepaid load was eaten up by that stick! All Php 3,006 of my balance!  

Good thing that PLDT myDSL is having a Great Payday Sale on April 27, 28 and 29, 2012.

I don't even need to put up Cash upfront! All I have to do is register at the nearest PLDT Home booth or malls nationwide on April 27-29, 2012 with 1 valid ID, absolutely no cash out!

PLDT myDSL’s 999 subscribers can upgrade their Internet plan with PLDT myDSL’s biggest Internet sale ever.

Plus there is more! Freebies like a WiFi+Modem with free installation and 1 month DSL will be given away. That’s as much as P5,000 savings!

We can also apply online at www.pldtmydsl.com

Having a reliable and fast Internet connection like PLDT MYDSL will definitely help me have a stress free surfing time and blogging in real time! Yehey! Imagine for only Php 1,299/ month my connection will be 1Mbps! Where else can you find that deal? 


US VISA NEW APPLICATION FEES


Geez, a not so good news for Pinoys who will be traveling to the US of A. The US Embassy raised US Visa fees yesterday (Friday the 13th of April 2012) for non-immigrant visas, including visas for tourists, business travelers and students.

That means starting yesterday, Filipinos applying for tourist, business, crew member, student and journalist visas will now have to pay an additional $20, from the old visa fee of $140. For a new US Visa Application Fee of $160.
Fees that increase (only non-immigrant fees) if you paid your visa fee before April 13, 2012, you do not have to pay the difference between the new and old fee amounts as long as your visa interview is on or before July 12, 2012. Starting July 13, 2012, you will be required to pay the difference between the old and new fee amounts – no exceptions. 

According to a statement posted on the embassy’s website the US embassies must collect higher fees for tourist and other types of non-immigrant visas because US law requires the Department of State to recover the costs of processing those types of visas. 

A US government study completed last December, determined the new fees that more accurately reflect the costs of visa processing services.

On the other hand, the US Embassy lowered the fees for all immigrant visas, as well as those for fiancé/ fiancée visas and trader/investor visas. 

Fees that will decrease are not refundable - If you paid a visa fee before April 13, 2012 and that fee decreased, the US Embasy cannot give you a refund.

For visa categories that have lower fees starting April 13, applicants who have already paid will get no refunds. Unfair it may seem but that's their call. 

The reduction in immigrant visa fees has become possible because a new US law allows the Department of State to seek reimbursement from other federal agencies such as the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Spyder Philippines Assist Program Charge Your Summer


Hola, mi amigos y amigas! Buenos Dias! Good news to all biking and motorcycle enthusiasts!  Spyder Philippines has launched Spyder Assist Program at Festival Mall in Alabang last March 30, 2012. 
 
Spyder is a top brand known for its high performance multi-sport motorcycle and bicycle helmets and gears in the Philippines and abroad.
 
Spyder-Charge Your Summer is a mall-based activity where Spyder displayed its impressive line of products.
Sports enthusiasts and hobbyists like Uncle Sam,Danny Boy and the rest of Davao City's on any Sunday Rider Club and those who were introduced to the discipline of multi-sport like Ralph will all love Spyder offering of high quality products such as helmets, shades, eye wear and other protective gears and accessories.
Not only that! Spyder Assist,  in cooperation with Standard Insurance, gives motorcycle enthusiasts and hobbyists an adventure beyond limits.
 Spyder Assist gives not just one but two main benefits.
 
For every purchase of any Spyder motorcycle helmet, customers will now have the chance to enroll themselves under Spyder Assist Program. They only have to pay 150 pesos to enjoy full insurance protection under the program. The coverage is good for one year starting with the purchase date indicated on the official receipt.
Spyder Assist offers a Personal Accident insurance coverage of up to P100,000 that protects its policy holder against injuries, including those arising from motor-related incidents, disability and even loss of life.
 
It entitles the policy holder a medical reimbursement benefit of up to 5,000 pesos for accident related injuries, and other motor-related accidents. 
 
Aside from these benefits, Spyder Assist assures motorcyle owners an automatic 30% discount as crash replacement benefit on the purchase of their next helmet in the event of an accident or crash.
 



 
Customers who avail of the Spyder Assist Card are encouraged to register their Spyder Assist card online right away for easy facilitation of insurance-related claims and concerns. To register the coverage, one has to simply scratch the code on the Spyder Assist card that will be given upon purchase. Log on to www.teamspyder.com/spyderassist and complete the registration details there. A copy of the policy will be sent via email.
With Spyder Assist, Spyder has proven that it has its clients’ best interests at heart. If you are a motorcycle rider who values your own safety and protection, all you have to do is pay Php150 pesos for a full coverage and for your own peace of mind. Spyder Assist is something that you wouldn’t think twice of grabbing. With the many road hazards that you are exposed to everyday, it is wise to equip yourself not only with the right gears and accessories but with an insurance policy that can take care of all your needs in the event of an accident, injury, or disablement.
Spyder Philippines is clearly changing the landscape of how sports houses extend after sales service to its customers, expect more high quality products and road safety innovations and protection such as the Spyder Assist Program from this company who promises to do nothing but provide you peace of mind as you travel the off-beaten path. 
It was a well attended event. Congrats Jeman of OrangeTVmagazine.
When I attended the event they gave me a pouch made by Spyder.

The pouch is durable and has an excellent design.  I wish to have a spyder eye wear in the near future.


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