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January 2020

Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

The Product Launching and Unveiling of the new Logo of Legánde, Inc

Legánde, Inc New Logo

Legánde, Inc marked another milestone in their history by unveiling a brand new logo and tagline “Where infinite possibilities live” last January 18, 2020 to usher a new year and decade with new products, compensation plan, and management team. Legánde, Inc is a fusion of two companies, Multipure Philippines and Pillars 5. Multipure Philippines is the authorized distributor of Multipure water systems of the United States of America while Pillars 5 is an all natural nutrition and wellness company.

The event was held at Luxent Hotel and it was graced by family, friends, brand partners, entrepreneurs, media, and supporters of Legánde, Inc. The ballroom was filled to the brim, with everyone hanging off the edge of their seats, excited to witness and have first hand dibs on the newest products and income opportunity that Legánde, Inc. has to offer.

Argan Oil 1

Legánde, Inc. launched three new products that cater to health and wellness. They have the home essentials, health essentials, and beauty essentials. The home essentials include the Multipure Water Filtration Systems, the AquaDOME, AquaVERSA, and AquaMINI, that is backed by three certifications (ANSI 42 – Aesthetic effects; ANSI 53 – Health effects, and ANSI 401 – emerging compounds and incidental contaminants) from the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) which users can upgrade with a Legánde Pre-filter. Under the same category is the Multipure Aqua Shower that is marked by a Water Quality Seal. The health essentials include 100% pure essential oils, gourmet teas, and life enzyme. The beauty essentials consists of argan oil for the face, hair, and body.

Multipure is the premier manufacturer of high-quality drinking water systems in the United States of America and have been in business for 50 years. They are all about improving the quality of life. Multipure is the original developer of solid carbon block technology.

The gourmet teas being offered by Legánde is not just any tea. These teas are what purists call as the real thing. Legánde Inc. offers green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and a fusion of green tea and jasmine flowers tea. These are derived from the Camellia sinensis plant which is a shrub native to China and India. This contains unique antioxidants called polyphenols.

Stress and Pain Buster

Essential oils are another addition to Legánde’s growing roster of products. This is an absolutely perfect addition because Legánde wants to provide its customers with a more positive lifestyle. Legánde’s essential oils come in three types: Mood Lifter, Stress and Pain Buster, and last but not least the Energy Booster.

Mood Lifter contains Lemongrass, Grapefruit, and Frankincense. Stress and Pain Buster includes Tea Tree, Lavender, and Lemon. Energy Booster includes Rosemary, Peppermint, and Orange. Legánde’s essential oils can be used both topically and aromatically. It also comes in a sampler kit which comes with three 5ml bottles while the regular essential oils come in 15ml bottles.

The Argan Oil is one of its most coveted beauty products so it makes sense that Legánde is offering this in 3 forms: Hair, Body, and Face. With it’s high Vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It is easily absorbed because it is non-greasy and non-irritating, making it a natural moisturizer.

Lastly, they are also offering Life Enzyme which works better than most vitamins, herbal remedies, and supplements. Enzymes speed up blood circulation, digestion, detoxification, and healing which are all necessary for the body. Legánde’s Life Enzyme contains 150 all natural whole fruits and vegetables as well as medicinal fungi and ancient Chinese herbs which underwent 1 year fermentation process. This slows down ageing and aids in the relief of digestive disorders and boosts energy.

Ramon F. Garcia

Legánde’s launch was led by Ramon F. Garcia, President and CEO of Legánde Inc. as well as Ramon Paolo Garcia Jr., Chief Operating Officer. With an impressive lineup of new products from Legánde, it is safe to say that Legánde is kicking off the year 2020 with a bang!

Ramon Garcia Sr. ended the night with this quote: “ We grow because we invest. We invest in our members and staff development. We invest in new technology. We invest in new products. We invest in infrastructure to better our service. Now the result of caring, sharing, and investing is that we grow, we grow together, we grow our business together, and we grow together to realize our members’ dream at a sustainable level.”

With Legánde, you can be healthy while being  wealthy.

*Photo by: Mark Balmores
Fashion, Lifestyle

Keds Kicks of the New Year with Treats for Keds Girls Everywhere

For those on the look-out for a 2020 style update, head over to any Keds store for a fresh batch of shoes you can rock all year long! Enjoy up to 40% off on select Keds styles for the brand’s End of Season Sale. Plus, you may also get an additional 20% off on your second pair, too. This special offer is available until February 16 but be sure to make a beeline to the nearest Keds boutique store today before your favorite pair flies off the shelves!

Gabbi Garcia Wears the Keds Champion in Red

To open the new year in style and more surprises, actress and singer Gabbi Garcia holding an intimate meet and greet yesterday January 25 at the Keds boutique, SM Megamall.

For More Keds, visit Keds stores located at Glorietta 3, U.P. Town Center, SM North Edsa – The Block,SM Megamall, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Manila, Festival Alabang, SM City Baguio, RobinsonsIlocos, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Bacolod, SM City Iloilo, Gaisano Mall Davao, and Centrio Cagayan DeOro. Also available in Complex Lifestyle Stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma Mall, Eastwood Mall,Fairview Terraces, Uptown BGC, Glorietta 5, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Solenad-3 Nuvali,Marquee Mall, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

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Super Experience the Biggest OPPO Store at Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Photo shows (from L-R): OPPO Philippines vice president for national sales, Zen Han; OPPO Philippines retail director, Jenny Chen; OPPO Philippines CEO, Damon Huang; Silicon Valley chairman, Tommy Tia; OPPO Ambassador and content creator, Mimiyuuuh; OPPO Philippines vice president for business development, Jane Wan; OPPO Philippines aftersales director, Kent Zhang; and Silicon Valley president, Joel Pe.

OPPO opened their largest and grandest OPPO Super Experience Store with an area of about 286 square meter in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, in line with their continuous effort to provide Filipinos with an improved customer service experience last January 18. 2020. The new OPPO Store is located on the 4th floor of Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Macapagal Avenue, Tambo Paranaque City.

The wide space of the OPPO Experience Store was strategically designed to commit towards the development of the brand’s own line of Internet of Things (IOT) products, as well as to better providequality customer service.

The newest OPPO Experience Store is also partly inspired by the aesthetics of the OPPO super flagship stores found in China, Singapore, and Thailand. The interior features an expansive mirror ceiling that enhances the lighting effect and also overall feel of the store. The new store also has a lounge area that is fully equipped with VOOC Flash Charging outlets where OPPO customers can lounge around and stay connected while checking the latest OPPO products or waiting for their turn at the customer care.

Another highlight of the grand opening was the OPPO Service Center 3.0 that features a minimalist yet a sophisticated ambiance with an improved service experience for repairs, consultations, and centralized customer care services. The newest service center offers a more transparent service program where customers can observe while the well-trained customer care representative repairs their smartphone.

The grand opening event last January 18 was filled with exciting games, raffles, freebies, and a store tour with local Youtube sensation Mimiyuuuh. Check out the newest OPPO Super Experience Store soon to get a first-hand experience of the world-renowned tech brand’s innovations.

To know more about OPPO’s latest news and store openings near you, visit the website or check the official Facebook page at and the official Instagram page at





Adobo Connection Introduced New Brand Ambassador & Franchise Melai Cantiveros

Taken during the launching event at SM North EDSA (from left): Alaine Cheng-Managing Director, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco-Momshie Celebrity Endorser and Meredith Ngo-Managing Director.

Why I like Adobo Connection? Because it is the only fast-food chain that serves the Filipino national dish which is “Adobo.” The dish that use to make homecooking and every taste of it we connect with Pinoys. Adobo Connection has chosen “momshie” and TV host Melai Cantiveros to be its first-ever brand ambassador and the launched event was held at SM North EDSA last January 21, 2020.

Unassuming and cheerful, Melai is the quintessential Filipino mom who endeavors to capture her family’s craving for good, uncomplicated, and hearty Pinoy dishes – with adobo on top of the list. “Adobo is forever – char!  Kasi diba staple food siya, walang Pinoy ang hindi gusto ang adobo. Unlike kasi ng iba na naging usong pagkain, saglit lang naging hype tapos after ilang months lang, wala na. Ang adobo kasi, ‘di pinagsasawaan. Kaya kumuha talaga ako ng franchise. Honestly ito ang pangtawid gutom ko,” said Melai.

According to Ms Meredith Ngo, Adobo Connection’s Managing Director, “We’re really proud to announce the first-ever brand ambassador / franchisee of Adobo Connection, Melai, who embodies what a true Filipino mom is – yung maalaga sa pamilya and may malasakit. Similar to our brand statement, we want our customers to feel at home and remember their mom’s cooking every time they enter our store.”

Recognizing that Adobo Connection is deeply ingrained in Filipinos’ lives, Melai had also taken things one step further and decided to invest in an Adobo Connection franchise. This was to ensure not only her family’s financial stability but also because she loves seeing people enjoy Adobo Connection’s offerings. Every Adobo Connection experience brings back memories of home and celebrates everything fun about being Pinoy, as they serve other Filipino favorites like Bangus Belly Sinigang, Beef Kare Kare and Grilled Liempo. This year, Adobo Connection is adding new dishes to its menu that everyone will surely crave for – Adobong Liston Manok, Lechon Kawali, and Adobosilog.

Admitting she did not know much about running a business, Melai also found Adobo Connection’s support and commitment to its franchisees truly reassuring. “Sa panahon ngayon, ang hirap na makahanap ng business na papatok at higit sa lahat ang hirap makahanap ng katuwang sa negosyo – yung talagang mapagkakatiwalaan at tutulungan ka talaga. Pinadali talaga ng Adobo Connection and pagbubusiness ko. Dahil sa mga maaasahang teams nila, masaya at madali ang naging experience ko,” Melai shared.

Today, Melai owns three Adobo Connection outlets nationwide. She has found that Adobo Connection offers a solid business proposition – a working market concept, sound marketing, and operational systems, and strong franchisor support.

For more information about Adobo Connection visit their website: and follow their facebook:






Lifestyle, News

With Novuhair feel like a VIP – Very Important Person thru special makeover treatment

The reasons why you should be confident in choosing and sticking with natural over chemical laced products for hairloss in the market is the natural remedy to address the warning signs of hair loss and clinically proven effective & Safe. So start loving yourself a little bit more by choosing natural products especially in the prevention of hair loss. Rather than investing in those branded shampoos or other hair treatments, there’s a natural way to help reduce hair loss and help remedy its four early symptoms, namely, excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hair line, and bald patches. This is none other than NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss.


When we fail to eat on time, get enough exercise or sleep between seven to nine hours a day, we’re compromising our health and wellness as we reduce the maximum extent that our body must function. Consequently, the effects in our body may extend and manifest as early warning signs of hair loss.

Take it from celebrity beauty and salon expert Fanny “TF” Serrano, who once personally experienced such an ordeal.  For him, avoiding harsh synthetic solutions and choosing to use the right products with natural ingredients is a must and still the best way to deal with mane problems like losing or thinning of the hair.

In line with NOVUHAIR’s 10th year of fervent commitment to consumer health awareness on hair loss prevention and maintenance, coupled by a decade of partnership with Mercury Drug Corporation, ADP Pharma Corporation has launched the NOVUHAIR VIP KIT.

This exclusive promo is packed with the regular NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion 200ml. plus an extra 120ml. bottle valued at PhP 1,990. That’s 64% savings for a natural hair loss remedy good for 6 months!

The NOVUHAIR VIP KIT serves as a token of the company’s appreciation and gratitude to all its loyal users for continuously making NOVUHAIR the leading hair loss treatment in the country.




Food, News

The New McDonald’s App – a one-stop shop for big deals and discounts!

McDonald’s welcomes the year with a new way to avail of discounts and deals, with the new McDonald’s App, you will get big discounts on your phone. Just download the new McDonald’s App, simply search “McDonald’s” on the App Store or Google Play Store, download the app and register for an account, it’s completely free to download and register! Select the deal that’s best for you, and show it to the friendly McDonald’s Crew

The new McDonald’s App gives customers exclusive and exciting deals that can be redeemed at the Front Counter, Take-Out Counter, and Drive-Thru in all McDonald’s stores nationwide.  Upon registration, customers can enjoy big discounts on their McDonald’s favorites—from a Big Mac for only P75 to a Buy 1 Get 1 Cheeseburger deal at P99. Even better!

Aside from deals and discounts, the McDonald’s App also makes it more convenient for customers to find the nearest McDonald’s store with its Store Locator or book their next celebration at McDonald’s through the McDo Party website!

Enjoying your McDonald’s favorites at great deals has never been this easy! Just Crave it, Click it, Claim it with the new McDonald’s App!

See how easy it is to use the new McDonald’s App through this video: TIPS NI MAMA






Fashion, Lifestyle

Ready to Cop Keds’ Year of the Rat Sneaker

Are you born in the Year of the Rat? Keds kicks off the New Year with an update to its Kick start silhouette. The iconic sneaker brand drops its Chinese New Year Exclusive, Year of the Rat sneaker just in time for the New Year festivities. Get first dibs on this fresh release featuring supple leather, shining gold-toned detail and hardware for good tidings in 2020!

Kickstart Year of the Rat (P3795) + insert Kath Photos

Ladies born in the Year of the Rat, like Keds ambassador Kathryn Bernardo, can ring in the new decade in style with this exciting release! This special update on the Keds Kick start also showcases gold eyelets and a removable rat charm. As if we don’t have enough reasons to celebrate CNY wearing this pair, it’s also made with the brand’s Dream Foam insole for comfort!

Don’t miss out on this Chinese New Year exclusive!

For More Keds Year of the Rat, visit Keds stores located at Glorietta 3, U.P. Town Center, SM North Edsa – The Block, SM Megamall, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Manila, Festival Alabang, SM City Baguio, Robinsons Ilocos, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Bacolod, SM City Iloilo, Gaisano Mall Davao, and Centrio Cagayan De Oro. Also available in Complex Lifestyle Stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma Mall, Eastwood Mall, Fairview Terraces, Uptown BGC, Glorietta 5, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Solenad-3 Nuvali, Marquee Mall, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu. Keds is also available at Follow and on Instagram @kedsph.




AJ Mitchell’s Manila Mall shows for the first time!

Excited to meet the American pop sensation AJ Mitchell and set to serenade his Filipino fans for an upcoming series of mall tours. The eighteen-year-old pop singer-songwriter will be performing in select Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, from January 17 to 18, 2020 with the following schedule:

  • 01/17/20: Uptown Bonifacio (Friday, 7pm)
  • 01/18/20: Venice Grand Canal Mall (Saturday, 3pm)
  • 01/18/20: Eastwood City (Saturday, 7pm)

According to AJ, the teen heartthrob reveals in an interview,  “This will be my first time in the Philippines, I’m so excited to experience the culture and see as much as I can while there. I can’t wait to eat the amazing food and hopefully see some of the beaches as well.”

With Nathan Huang of Nathan & Mercury and featuring Any Name’s Okay as opening act, the American recording artist will perform some fan favorites, including the mid-tempo jam “All My Friends” and the global smash “Slow Dance.”

Getting to know AJ Mitchell

With a slick and show-stopping voice, charismatic personality, and sharp songwriting chops, it’s no surprise that the fast-rising star has already charted three hits on the US top 40 radio chart in a span of less than two years: “Girls,” “All My Friends,” which peaked inside the top 25, and the Ava Max duet “Slow Dance,” now ranked #29 and still climbing.

In terms of streaming, AJ Mitchell has racked up more than 100 million streams and 4.15 million monthly listeners on Spotify, cementing himself as 2019’s most promising male artist.

Outside the US, the Philippines is considered to be one of the biggest music markets of AJ Mitchell, whose latest single “Slow Dance,” a collaboration with hit-maker Ava Max, is currently making waves in local streaming playlists and top 40 radio stations. “I was pleasantly surprised when I first learned this and I’m so excited to finally get to meet some of my Filipino fans,” the young musician/performer opens up about the warm reception on his previous and recent releases.

As for Ava Max, the pop phenom who has shown significant international attention with “Sweet and Psycho,” which topped the charts in 26 countries and landed a top 10 peak at the Billboard Hot 100 last year, the All My Friends singer has always been vocal about admiring her work ethic and talent. “Working with Ava Max was such an incredible experience. After sending her the track, she sent back her verse within hours. Even on the very first take she sounded so amazing that we immediately knew she was the one for the song.”

New album in the works

This year, AJ Mitchell will be releasing his debut full-length album under Sony Music. “This has been a wild ride so far and everyday I think of how blessed I have been,” the budding pop personality reflects.“Over the next few years, I have so much more I hope to accomplish. Right now I can’t wait to finally release my first album called Skyview. Beyond that, I hope to have a #1 song, win a Grammy, go out on an international tour, and so much more.”

AJ Mitchell’s latest single “Slow Dance” is now available on all music streaming and download platforms worldwide.

You can watch the official music video of “Slow Dance” on Youtube, and stream the track in its entirety on Spotify.



This is a movie that you should not miss it, Richard Jewell is Clint Eastwood’s expertly directed drama based on the true story and he wanted to honor his life as an everyday hero, even after being publicly thrown to the wolves by the public in 1996. Working as a security guard during the Atlanta Olympics, it was Jewell who found a suspicious bag that contained an incendiary device. With little time to spare, he helps evacuate the area, saving many lives and minimizing potential injuries. He is hailed a hero. But just three days later, the humble savior‘s life unravels when he-and the world—learn he is the FBI’s prime suspect in the bombing.

What might read as the makings of a suspense thriller are nor the imaginings of a creative mind, but were, in fact, the life-shattering reality for the real Richard Jewell. Ironically, thanks to his selfless act, for 88 days, Jewell lived with an invasive FBI investigation. public scrutiny spurred by unrelenting press coverage, and the uncertainty that his name would ever be cleared, or his life ever be the same.

Critically acclaimed and currently has a 75% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, “Richard Jewell” has been chosen by America’s National Board of Review as one of the Ten Best Films of 2019. The same organization has honored “Richard Jewell‘ cast members Kathy Bates with a Best Supporting Actress prize, and  also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the recent Golden Globes Awards‚ while Paul Walter Hauser with a Breakthrough Performance Award.

Lastly, I am very thankful that I was invited for the advance screening of Richard Jewell last January 9 at the first-ever Ortigas Cinemas, the newly opened luxury lifestyle hub of Estancia Mall’s East Wing that was opened last November 2019.  The East Wing provides a well-curated selection of dining and retail shops which promises an invigorating experience for everyone—especially with entertainment.

I enjoyed watching the blockbuster movie from the first ever Ortigas Cinemas, with ultra-comfortable seats, and world-class facilities. With bold golden accents and a hint of class and modernity, it houses a total of 4 regular cinemas and 2 premier cinemas called The Screening Room. Even the snackbar aptly called Reel Bites veers off the traditional quirky look and instead employs a sparkly look that’s just as modern, blending seamlessly into the overall glam of the interiors.

All Cinemas are equipped with world-class seals to offer comfort that elevates the movie experience. For The Screening Room, seats are extra luxe with plush recliners with adjustable foot and backrests. Truly. these were designed to go beyond style and cater to movie patrons and provide maximum comfort for the uitimate movie experience that‘s truly distinct to Estancia.

Get the chance to watch the film that will be released in the Philippines on January 15, 2020,  the critically acclaimed Clint Eastwood-produced and directed film. “Richard Jewell.” For more information, please visit or check out Estancia and Ortigas Cinemas’ social media pages: /