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November 2018


SAMGYUPSAL KING UNLI BBQ: Taste the Flavors of Korea

Everyone can now enjoy and taste the delightful flavors of Korean cuisine without going to Korea. Calling out to Korean beef lovers out there, the good news is out, Samgyupsal King Unli BBQ has the solution to your juicy cravings.

Delicious and affordable, that’s Samgyupsal King for you. Treat yourself and your cravings, and get your money’s worth for only P399. Their famous ‘Unli P399’ offer includes unlimited Korean bulgogi beef, unlipork, unli chicken, side dishes, and more.Food enthusiasts will surely get their fill of delicious Korean food to their hearts content.

If you haven’t been to any Samgyupsal restaurant, or if you’re curious about why Korean cuisine is in demand nowadays,then Samgyupsal King is the first one you should try out.This is a perfect place for ‘Cook and Eat’ goers.In this restaurant, you get to bring out your inner chef skills as you, yourself, are your own cook.After they serve your order, you get to cook the food on your own, and then enjoy eating the meal afterwards. There’s no need to go to the kitchen because there are cooking grills on the dining tables where you can prepare and cook the food. The best part of all this is that the meal is unlimited, so you can request for another set of your favorite bulgogi beef and other dishes!

Samgyupsal King is indeed a great place to hang-out and dine-in with family, friends, classmates, and workmates. You can invite the whole squad, let them try out the Korean cuisine specialties,and have a great get-together bonding with your beloved ones. Samgyupsal King is located in Quezon City at the Lifestyle “Le Village” Park at E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue.

For those interested to franchise: 0916-5598818 (Look for Willy Yulo Que)                                                                                    Media Contacts: 0919-3905259/ 0916-5598818 (Please look for Ver Garcia)

Health and Wellness

GOOD NEWS: HEPA C IS NOW CURABLE: Michael De Mesa is out to spread awareness about the disease

Hepa C survivor and advocate Michael De Mesa

Who among you got sick of hepatitis? When I was in 2nd year high school student I got sick of Hepatitis A means I ate a dirty food but I was cure after 2 weeks of confinement in a hospital. While Hepatitis C is a disease that affects the liver and is caused by the hep C virus. Hep C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hep C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Hep C generally progresses slowly, over the course of 10 to 40 years. It attacks and damages the liver, killing liver cells in the process. As a result, scar tissue forms, a process called fibrosis. For about 10 to 20 percent of people infected, Hep C can eventually lead to scarring of the liver (also called cirrhosis). Although some people will experience symptoms, about 80 percent of people with acute Hep C do not have any symptoms.

Last November 8, 2018, I was able to attend the launched an awareness campaign for Hepatitis C with Michael De Mesa held by world’s leading global pharmaceutical company, Mylan, and in association with the Hepatology Society of Philippines (HSP). The BEAT Hep C (Become educated, aware, tested and treated) campaign aims at spreading awareness about the disease. It will include dissemination of information through pamphlets and promoting screening among Filipinos at risk.

During the launch, Michael De Mesa told the guest how he got hepatitis C. It was began in 1999 when he was supposed to donate blood and his blood was screened so they found out he had a hepatitis C virus. The actor suspect that he got the virus when having his ears pierced in 1997 in a mall somewhere in Texas. He experienced a lot of difficulties and there was a time his work as an actor is also affected. Until in 2010, when Michael and his wife Julie decided to migrate to the US. His wife found out about Harvoni, the new drug known to cure Hepatitis C but it’s very expensive, $1,000/pill that time.

Michael De Mesa and wife Julie Reyes Eigenmann

However, Michael’s wife never gave up to research for new drug upon their move back to the Philippines. True enough, his wife found this gentlemen online who got cured of Hapatitis C virus and they get in touch with him. The name of the drug which the gentlemen cured is generic version of Harvoni. They ordered online and Michael started the treatment November last year. After consuming two bottles, Michael’s viral count was declared “undetected.” It was Christmas 2017 when Michael cured of Hepatitis C. Now that the actor is 58 years old, his out on a mission to educate Filipinos, to raise awareness…..he does’nt like anyone to get through what he went through for 18 years. “Let’s all beat Hep C together!”, said Michael.

Speaking at the launch event, Dr. Jade Jamias, Liver Specialist and President of HSP said, “Chronic Hepatitis C infection may lead to serious complications such ascirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Patients with hepatitis C often do not show early symptoms and so it becomes very critical to educate the people about this infection. Early detection is key to treatment and prevention of liver disease progression. The positive news is that treatment for this disease is now easily accessible to all.”

Ms. Ester Tacanay, Country Manager of Mylan in Philippines said, “Hepatitis C is a chronic public health concern in the Philippines. At Mylan Philippines we are committed to provide access to medicine for treatment of hepatitis C with the objective of reducing the disease burden. Through the BEATHepC campaign Mylan aims to create awareness around risks and misconceptions about the disease and encourage early screening and treatment to prevent the disease. We are happy to partner with HSP to drive this campaign across Philippines.”

Michael De Mesa with members of the Hepatology Society of the Philippines Dr. Edhel Tripon and Dr. Jade Jamias

Mylan’s BEAT Hep C campaign supports the National Viral Hepatitis Task Force (NVHTF)2 to eliminate or significantly decrease the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the Philippines. Learn more at and website at For further information, visit


Food, Lifestyle

Celebrate Rebisco@55 with the release of Special Edition Designer Cans

When you talk about biscuit I always think of Rebisco, aside from one year older than me, their slogan is true sarap kasama sarap kasalo. I can attest that Rebisco Assorted Biscuit is Pinoy all time favorite and became a part of Filipino tradition like a pasalubong lovingly carried to waiting family members in many homecomings; a favorite merienda fare; a much-loved snack passed around during family gatherings, big and small. The Rebisco Assorted Biscuits Tin Can is one of the most iconic fixtures in a Filipino home.

As Rebisco celebrates its 55th year anniversary, the brand collaborated with 4 local artists to create artworks specifical for the launch of the new Special Edition Designer Cans. L-R: Noric Ng, Rebisco Vice-President of Operations; Lady Luzano-Cruz, Category Manager; Roel Obemio, Artist; Migs Villanueva, Artist; Heart Evangelista, Host and Rebisco Ambassador; Lulu dela Peña, Marketing Communications Head; Chico Garcia, Host; Aris Bagtas, Artist; Joseph Bañez, Artist; Katherine Simundo, Rebisco Vice-President of Marketing

Last November 7, 2018, Rebisco celebrates its 55th anniversary and the growth of Rebisco parallels the Filipino culture. Over the past 55 years, Rebisco has grown into a formidable brand, thanks to the Filipino’s undying love and support, allowing it to grow into what it is today. As a fledgling company, Rebisco started with very simple offerings of biscuits and crackers packed into a can with images of the biscuits. Over time, the packaging evolved, soon showcasing family-themed art works as well.

Rebisco celebrates its anniversary by launching their newest special edition designer tin can, which serves as a canvas on which the Filipino story is printed. These miniature versions are designed to show how Rebisco is intertwined with the Filipino story, as captured in food practices and traditions illustrated by four highly acclaimed artists. In doing so, the well-loved tin can evolves into a canvas that fulfills the brand’s vision to recognize the work and talent of Filipino artists.

Heart Evengelista-Escudero & DJ Chico Garcia

During the celebration I had a chance to meet the four of the country’s talented contemporary artists bybeautifully using the tin can as the canvas through which they can capture local color. Also by collaborating with Rebisco, they aim to shine the light on Filipino artistry and culture in a tradition that Rebisco has created. Alongside these artists, celebrity and visual artist Heart Evangelista-Escudero plus radio DJ Chico Garcia celebrated the launch as official event hosts for this prestigious event.

Here are the four artists:

1) Migs Villanueva – a Palanca-awardee visual artist, uses bold pastel colors and wanderlust compositions to invite Filipinos to see their own childhood experiences in her works.

2) Aris Bagtas – shows the Filipinos’ identity through his folk, religious and abstract works,  inspiring people to create a country where family values, traits and traditions are not forgotten.

3) Roel Obemio – a member of the famed Saturday Group,  uses storybook characters and Filipino family-oriented imagery that convey whimsy and fantasy.

4) Joseph “Otep” Bañez – who made his own brand of Filipino Pop-Social Realism that took the market by storm, creates detailed renditions combined with playful colors and hilarious settings.

This new masterpieces are featured on the tin can’s outer packaging. There are four sets of special edition designer cans, and inside are assorted premium biscuits, crackers, cookies and wafers – all-time favorites that people love to snack on and share. Rebisco’s Special Edition Designer Can will once again be part of the Filipino heritage. Express your support for local by gifting your family and friends with Rebisco’s special edition designer cans, and share with them a taste of our rich Filipino culture.

“Every Pinoy family has a story to tell and through the years, we make these stories come to life through our products.Rebisco’s Special Edition Designer Cans support local not only through taste, but through art.We at Rebisco believe that life is a constant journey of growing and refining who we are. Thus, we find a new twist to an old product to rekindle interest for it while continuing our tradition to let the tin can serve as an art canvas that tells the stories and values of Filipino families,” said Ms. Lulu dela Peña, the Marketing Communications Head of Rebisco.

Retailing for php175.00 SRP, these are now available at leading supermarkets nationwide, namely Robinsons, Puregold, Waltermart, Rustans, and Shopwise. Starting November 15, 2018, you can also buy online via