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Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Medical Mission for Sanitation, Security, and Traffic Personnel Held at Ortigas Market

DTC Promos Inc. and Getz Pharma organized a Medical Mission on January 21, 2023 in Pasig City as a gesture of gratitude for the work of the sanitation employees, security officers, and traffic enforcers who maintain Ortigas Market safe and clean.

More than a hundred beneficiaries from Pasig City, the Ortigas Center Association (OCAI), and Ortigas Market vendors received free medications from Getz Pharma as part of its health advocacy program, Galing ng Every Juan. Getz Pharma sent out doctors, clinicians, and a pharmacist to provide laboratory, consultancy, spirometry, bone screening, health and nutrition counseling, as well as free medicines.

The Medical Mission is part of the commitment of DTC Promos Inc., the organizer of the Ortigas Market, to promote wellness in the community.

Averell Gaspar, General Manager of Getz Pharma, explained that the medical mission was their way of thanking this sector and giving them access to free health care through a whole package of services offered during the event.

Atty. Diego Luis Santiago, Pasig City Deputy Administrator was also on hand to thank Mr. Gaspar, for the generous donations which also included food vouchers that could be redeemed in exchange for food and drink sold by the Market vendor partners.

The Ortigas Market opened last October 1, 2022 as a social enterprise of DTC Promos Inc., in partnership with the City of Pasig, Barangay San Antonio and Ortigas Center Association Inc. (OCAI).

The Market is open every Saturday from 5 a.m. to 2 pm. Visitors come to the Market to savor culinary delights as well as feast their aesthetic sense with unique crafts from all over the Metropolis.

Media partners including Manila Bulletin, DWIZ, Home Radio, Business Mirror, Pilipino Mirror, Cook Magazine, Health & Fitness and Graphic Magazine, and Mayani make this project possible.

Additional institutional supporters of The Market include UNOX Ovens, SySu International, All About Baking, Gifted Minds PR Agency, and more.

Visit the Ortigas Market Facebook page or get in touch with Joana Liza Canoy/ Mobile # 09616661912, Joshua Delos Reyes# Mobile # 09271850593 and Richard Bayles/Mobile # 09971743815 for further information.

Health and Wellness

Throzz lozenges let you feel the power of myrrh

With Throzz lozenges, you can now benefit from myrrh’s therapeutic properties! Myrrh has been used historically as an analgesic and an antibacterial. It is one of the gifts that the wise men gave to Jesus at his birth. Throzz has tapped into this knowledge of the ages to ease throat irritation.

Throzz lozenges are your all-natural sore throat remedy because they are made with myrrh oil. Effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antibacterial effects can be found in this plant extract. Throzz lozenges will give you the much-needed pain relief you require for a sore throat while cleaning your throat of unwanted bacteria and fungi. This helps stop infections from getting worse, which could cause more dangerous illnesses.

Absolutely sugar-free, these great-tasting blackcurrant-flavored lozenges are the best way to relieve pain in the throat and deter more germs from getting into your system. It’s always best to keep a pack of Throzz lozenges at home or in your everyday carry. It’s a very convenient way to combat sore throat at its earliest onset.

Throzz lozenges can be purchased at some Robinsons and Shopwise locations, as well as Mercury Drug and Landers Superstore locations.

Health and Wellness

The newest clean water technology development for revolutionary water purification

Join the Water Revolution with Aqua SmartGuard! Drinking water needs to be clean and pure since it helps the body regulate itself and because there are many diseases that may be contracted through contaminated water.

The most significant and essential component for human life is water. All bodily fluids, including the blood, lymph, saliva, digestive enzymes, urine, and others, are derived from pure drinking water. The regulator of all bodily processes is water. It is the primary means of delivering energy to all of the body’s cells. Since the brain is 80% water, extreme dehydration can cause mental instability and impair one’s ability to think rationally. The human body needs 6 to 8 glasses of pure water every day to function properly.

Why is it Important to Drink Only Pure Water? It is vital to our good health that our drinking water is pure because if it is not, the microorganisms and parasites that are in the water may make us very ill.

Impure drinking water could cause the following health problems: ·

  • Bacteria –  Bacteria in your drinking water could cause typhoid fever, which would present with the following symptoms: diarrhea, severe vomiting, enlarged spleen, and an inflamed intestine. Typhoid fever could be fatal if not treated. Bacteria could also cause cholera, which would present as diarrhea, severe vomiting, and dehydration. Cholera can be fatal if left untreated. ·
  • Viruses – Viruses in drinking water can cause infectious hepatitis, which causes fever, loss of appetite, a severe headache, jaundice, abdominal pain, and an enlarged liver. Hepatitis is rarely fatal, but it could cause permanent liver damage. ·
  • Parasitic Worms – Parasitic worms could cause schistosomiasis, resulting in anemia, a skin rash, abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, and chronic general ill health.

Salmonella, E. coli, and COVID-19 are just a few of the bacteria, viruses, and cysts that Aqua SmartGuard guarantees to be protected against up to 99.99% of the time with its unique and cutting-edge Firewall UVC technology. The countertop unit from Aqua SmartGuard is now offered for PHP 1,490 per month plus a one-time installation fee!

Beauty, Health and Wellness

Upgrade Your Defense With Cetaphil Ultra Protect

In order to promote the value of overall wellness, including healthy skin, Cetaphil celebrated the launch of Cetaphil Ultra Protect with the Level-Up Series.

This fitness activity took place at four different boutique fitness studios: Electric Studio to get your cardio fix, ONELIFE Private Studio to lengthen your body, Polecats to learn how to move with confidence, and now Rebel to lean in and find that source of inner power.

Present content producers and media professionals responded to each event with enthusiasm, especially those who had never participated in the selected activities previously. Cetaphil was able to offer a diversity of experiences since there were four different studios, each with a different set of exercises.

Cetaphil encouraged everyone to get fit in the name of holistic health, after which a full wash with Cetaphil Ultra Protect was encouraged because Cetaphil knows that the skin is the first line of defense against germs; hence it is necessary to make it as fit as the body.

Bodies were sweating in full force, muscles were pushed to the limit, and endorphins reached an all-time high, all in time to try Cetaphil Ultra Protect and to see the importance of having a clean, moisturized body.

Cetaphil Ultra Protect

Cetaphil Ultra Protect is a cleansing bar that combines the benefits of wider germ protection with gentle yet intense skin hydration.

There are no compromises with its 3D Derma-Mimic Technology that cleanses the skin at an antimicrobial level with a dermatological tried-and-tested formulation, which repairs the skin barrier’s defense against water loss.

It washes away 99.9% of germs and is specifically designed for frequent daily use, preventing and soothing skin irritation. The skin is now instantly protected and hydrated.

It’s more important than ever to #BeUltraProtected with Cetaphil Ultra Protect since the holidays are drawing near and it’s time to visit friends and family once more.

The new Cetaphil Ultra Protect Antimicrobial Cleansing Bar is offered through the authorized Lazada and Shopee stores for Cetaphil Philippines. Additionally, countrywide supermarkets, Watsons shops, and Mercury Drug carry Cetaphil products.

Health and Wellness

With LifeWave’s wearable health solutions, you can patch your way to wellness

A company is gaining traction in the health and wellness industry because to its incredibly distinctive goods. LifeWave is a cutting-edge technological firm whose main goal is to enhance everyone’s health and wellbeing in the Philippines without the need of pharmaceuticals or chemicals. Wearable health patches from LifeWave increase cellular activity by using light.

David Schmidt, LifeWave’s Founder and CEO

David Schmidt, the founder and CEO of LifeWave, created this technology. In 2002, Schmidt established LifeWave as a research organization based on a recently patented method for improving health using a brand-new type of phototherapy he had created.

The United States Navy recognized Schmidt’s innovative work and invited him to join an elite research team that developed mini-subs or midget submarines. Schmidt attempted to help the crew of the mini-sub stay awake without the use of drugs. He investigated natural methods for increasing the body’s energy. Three years of research led to the creation of the Energy Enhancer Patch, the first LifeWave prototype.

LifeWave’s flagship product is X39®, a stem cell activator patch. “Stem cells are the foundation of health. If you have less stem cells, you will get sick. It is your primary source of defense. As we grow older, the number of stem cells in our body decreases,” said Dang Gilera, LifeWave Philippines General Manager.

She added that when you place a LifeWave X39® patch on the recommended acupressure points on your body, it will help grow your own stem cells. Most X39® product users attest that you feel the effects right away.

“What is nice about this product is that you wear it and you do not drink or take it. This is not a drug, not a pill, no chemicals added. It is a patented product,” Gilera said.

Immediate success

LifeWave was launched in August 2004 and was an immediate success, generating US$17 million in sales in its first year. Since then, LifeWave has grown into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Ireland, Taiwan and distribution in over 100 countires.

LifeWave made its way to the Philippines back in 2018 with a pre-launch in December. The grand launch happened in March 2019. However, the COVID-19 happened a year after and LifeWave’s plans had to be set aside.

The company’s top-selling product is LifeWave X39®. This cutting edge technology solution offers health benefits like instant pain relief, reduced inflammation, helps wound healing, energy and vitality, metal clarity, boosts athletic performance, faster recovery from exercise, and improved skin look.

In addition to X39®, Schmidt also created X49TM, Energy Enhancer®, IceWave®, Silent Nights®, Y-Age Aeon®, Y-Age® Glutathione, Y-Age® Carnosine, SP6® Complete, AcuLife, and AlavidaTM Regenerating Trio LifeWave’s skin care products.

Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

CELEBRATING TIBAY: Bear Brand Batang Matibay 2022 Winners show tenacity in the face of the toughest obstacles

Regardless of social background, the majority of Filipino families hold the belief that education is crucial to a person’s prosperity. For many parents and students, this year’s Balik Eskwela is special and more significant because of this. Bear Brand is making every effort to motivate and encourage kids to dream big and achieve a better future for themselves and their families as they adjust to the new normal after overcoming the uncertainties and challenges brought on by the epidemic.

Recognizing exceptional students in the Philippines

While every student throughout the previous year made sacrifices and encountered hurdles in their studies, some children endured more tough obstacles as a result of their daily living circumstances. They have nevertheless demonstrated their desire to study and deal with life’s challenges in spite of these difficulties. Since 2018, Bear Brand has recognized these young people’s fortitude and

Although every student made sacrifices and experienced difficulties in their studies over the past year, some kids faced harder challenges due to their everyday living situation. However, despite these obstacles, they have displayed their eagerness to learn and to overcome life’s adversities. Bear Brand has been honoring the strength and resilience of these young people since 2018 through the Batang Matibay Awards. Last October 27, the 2022 Batang Matibay Awards was held in Screening Room 1, Cinema Complex of Estancia Mall, Pasig.

In partnership with the Department of Education, Bear Brand started the Batang Matibay Awards to recognize students who exhibited “tibay” in learning both in school and in life. This means not only do they show excellence in academics, but also the community and their families. Every Year, Bear Brand and DepEd call for nationwide nominations of ten Batang Matibay public school students from grades 5-6 who can serve as role models and inspirations to their families, school, and community.

2022 Batang Matibay Awardees

Bear Brand continues its commitment to building a generation of Batang Matibay by announcing this year’s Batang Matibay awardees. All of the 10 Batang Matibay awardees showed exemplary courage and strength to thrive despite their struggles.

One of the awardees is Jerald Pelonita from Guihulngan, Negros Oriental. Despite being born without arms, he rose above his peers and was hailed as Champion for the Division level National Art Contest. He displayed commendable skill in drawing and painting using his foot.

Cryzon Jay Ambinang belongs to the Manobo tribe who lives in a secluded area in a mountainside in North Cotabato. He walks more than 2 hours to get to one of DepEd’s last mile schools. Despite his own personal struggles, he excels in school and extracurricular activities, which includes being Vice President of SPG in their school that leads several projects in their school. One of those is the distribution of modules in his community and organizing feeding program for the Manobos.


Mark John Alayon from Roxas, Capiz is a model student despite his financial difficulties. His mother is a cancer patient while his father works as a construction worker. Even though the everyday struggles torment his young heart, he excels in school and is consistently chosen as a homeroom officer in class. He also joins programs sponsored by his school or barangay Mark John does all these while also helping his father raise livestock, plant vegetables, do household chores, taking care of his mother, and studying.

The lifelong learnings that are instilled in each and every awardee from an early age is what unites them all. By rewarding their efforts, Bear Brand hopes to support their tibay ng isip, tibay ng katawan, and tibay ng kalooban and help them achieve a better future. Additionally, the recipients receive a holistic, Tibay Nutrition with each glass of Bear Brand Powdered Milk that will keep them steadfast as they face life’s hardships.




Profiles of the 10 Batang Matibay Awardees


Student Area Tibay Story
Jerald J. Pelonita REGION VII / Guihulingan / Mandi-I Elementary School Despite being born without arms, he was hailed as Champion for the Division level National Art Contest

because of this commendable skill in drawing and painting using his foot. He uses his talent and skills in drawing and painting to create harmonious moments

with others.


He advocates against bullying which he personally experiences to encourage and inspire children with or without disability to come out from their shells and radiate positivity in their hardest or saddest moment.


Jessca Solania REGION XII / North Cotabato / Renibon Elementary School
























Jessca is a student at a last mile school in North Cotabato. She walks 8km and crosses 8 rivers just to go to school. She once had to cross the river despite strong currents, and she was found crying by the teacher – not because she was scared, but because she lost the only pair of slippers she has and did not want to miss school because of it.


At her age she carries additional responsibilities to help their family because they don’t have her father by their side. Because of financial scarcity, there are days they would survive through boiled bananas for meal.


Despite these challenges, she shows resilience by exceling in school and extra curriculars.

Daryl Ashlei Teves REGION V / Catanduanes / Virac Pilot Elementary School


She is an inspiration to the school/community as a consistent honor student since she was in 1st grade –

excelling even in extra-curriculars (local/international math competitions).


In addition to the brunt of the pandemic, the onslaught of super typhoon Rolly has greatly affected the educational system in Catanduanes – houses were destroyed, including the residence of Ashlei’s

family. But no matter how many storms she encounters, she always faces it head on. In fact, despite her personal struggles brought by the typhoon, not only did she continue to excel in school, she even helped in a relief drive in an orphanage, and also helped to tutor kids who were having difficulties in modular learning in Math. One of her tutees said that after being taught by Ashlei, Math became their favorite subject


Isabelle Lara Miranda REGION IV-A / Laguna / San Pedro Central Elementary School


Isabelle does not allow her epilepsy to get the best of her. When she started schooling, she had difficulty writing as a side effect of phenobarbital, an antiseizure medication. To compensate for her slow writing and keep up with her classmates, she would usually skip lunch only to end up still being the last to finish. Some classmates bullied her, construing her feeble writing skills and occasional staring (seizure episode) as a sign of being inferior. However, she was relentless with her effort to prove herself. She remained positive until one day her hard work paid off, and she was finally recognized as one of the most outstanding students in class. She also became a champion of an oratorical contest despite going through an emotional crisis. Her terminally ill father was confined in a public hospital at the time, and eventually passed away days after the competition.


She is always eager to take challenges and new tasks each time she shows a firm resolve to succeed. She carries an unfaltering faith and strong determination to overcome obstacles.

Matt Jayrus Evangelista REGION IV-A / Batangas / Tibig Elementary School


He grew up without a father, so her mother has to work abroad to support the family. Whenever he wants to talk to her, he would need to climb a mountain to get signal.


He tries to help support their family by helping with little chores (creating broom sticks, collecting scraps as pig’s feed). While doing this, he still extends his help to his classmates who he helps with their studies.


He may have experienced some defeat in school competitions, but it doesn’t stop him from trying again. Rather it inspires him to be better “Sa susunod na pagkakataon, makakaya ko na yun.”

Cryzon Jay Ambinang REGION XII / North Cotabato / Renibon Elementary School Cryzon belongs to the Manobo tribe who lives in a secluded area in a mountainside in North Cotabato. He walks more than 2 hours to get to one of DepEd’s last mile schools. Despite his own personal struggles, he excels in school and extracurricular activities, which includes being Vice President of SPG in their

school that leads several projects in their school. One of those is the distribution of modules in his community and organizing feeding program for the



Sean Geralyn Mara




REGION III / Bulacan /

Muzon Elementary School

Sean Geralyn has an older brother with autism, she personally takes care of her Diko and even researches some tutorial on YouTube on how to handle autism spectrum disorder cases. Because of her love for her brother she tried to teach him how to read, write, draw, and other basic skills. She wanted her brother to feel that he is an important member of

their family.

Xoann Kyle Ocampo REGION IV-A / Laguna / Chrysanthemum Village Elementary School



His mother lost her job due to the pandemic which affected their state of life. Instead of being sad and despair, he came up with the idea of putting up their own snack bar to earn extra income. He’s been very involved throughout the process of building it – starting from brainstorming the menu, up to cooking and packing of orders. He himself created the design and logo of their snack bar. This micro business helpED them get back on their feet again. It also allowed Kyle to have his own computer that he uses on his study and journalism training/competition.


He can break barriers because he is approachable and friendly. He can make others see their talents and skills because he is not afraid that someone can be better than him.

Marchilyn Guinahon Region X / Misamis Oriental / Lantad Integrated School Marchilyn was infected with polio virus when she was little. Because of this, she is no longer able to walk. Her mother acts her feet in going to and from the school. Her struggles in life made her strong and

dream to finish her studies to lift her family from poverty. Her willingness to go to school every day despite her condition, during pre-pandemic is a testimony to how strong her determination is in

pursuing her education.


Her positive outlook in life despite her physical struggles is very commendable. She has written 2 poems entitled ” Sa Gabay ng Tanging Ina” and “Physical Disability Never Stops me from being

complete” depicting her life experiences.

Mark John Alayon REGION VI / Roxas / Pres Manuel A Roxas Memorial School North He is consistently chosen as a homeroom officer and fulfills his roles beyond satisfaction. He also joins programs that the barangay/school are sponsoring.


His mother is a cancer patient while his father is a construction worker. All his siblings want to attend school but few of them have the opportunity. Seeing everyday struggles torments his young heart but this inspires him to continue learning – finish his studies, and help his family in the future. He helps his father raise livestock, plant vegetables for sale and consumption, do household chores while attending healthcare of his mother, and studying.



Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

The correct foundation for a baby’s healthy start is promoted by Cetaphil Baby

Mom’s greatest accomplishment is raising a healthy child. As a mother, you’re concerned about your child’s growth all the time. You want them to experience new things, but you’re also afraid of what they might bring. Thankfully, mothers have the strong pillars to guide them while they rear their children and cope with motherhood. These pillars, which are interconnected, are essential for a baby’s early growth and ensure that they are all in place when mothers care for them.

The Four Healthy Pillars—Healthy Food, Healthy Play, Healthy Sleep, and Healthy Skin—are promoted by Cetaphil Baby. The skin is a crucial component of a baby’s overall health because it will protect them for the duration of their life. Each pillar is essential to a baby’s health and development.

Cetaphil Baby offers moms the best way to give babies the right foundation for healthy skin by supporting its development as it matures from its earliest stages onward. Moms can find peace and assurance that they can keep their baby’s skin protected now and in the future.

Cetaphil Baby products are clinically proven to respect, maintain & improve the structure of even the most sensitive skin, supporting baby skin’s natural development. It has been tested and approved by experts because of its gentle, hypoallergenic formulation that contains skin-barrier building ingredients like glycerin and panthenol, and other natural ingredients like chamomile, shea butter, almond oil, aloe vera, and calendula to keep baby’s skin soft, smooth and protected.

Cetaphil Baby offers even more gentle products suited for sensitive skin

Cetaphil Baby currently has two ranges: the Classic Line and the newly launched Calendula range. Included in the Classic Line are: the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo, a tear-free 2-in-1 hair and body formula that gently cleanses your baby’s delicate skin and hair, leaving it soft and clean.

For those looking for moisturizing goodness, the Cetaphil Baby Moisturising Bath & Wash is enriched with ⅓ baby lotion to care for even the most delicate skin protecting it against dryness.

The Cetaphil Baby Shampoo is a gentle caring formula enriched with chamomile to restore natural skin protection for a healthy scalp, while the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar is ideal for teaching babies about hygiene as moms give them independence and the responsibility of caring for themselves with simple tasks like handwashing.

The Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion is enriched with shea butter that soothes, nourishes, and keeps the baby’s skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

The new Cetaphil Baby range contains calendula extract that has been used for many centuries due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and includes Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo, 2-in-1 formula that smoothens, softens, and improves skin texture. It is specifically designed to be used from head to toe daily.

The Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion with Organic Calendula is especially helpful for the skin barrier of sensitive skin, providing 24 hours of skin moisturization.

Finally, for babies experiencing rough skin patches in cheeks, knees, elbow areas, or under those chubby folds, the best suited product is the Cetaphil Baby With Organic Calendula Advanced Protection Cream, which helps reduce the feeling of discomfort and irritation and provides long-lasting irritation for up to 24 hours.

Cetaphil Baby also unveiled a newest item, the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wipes, to supplement the existing product lines. This brand-new item is composed entirely of fabric derived from plants and gently cleanses and moisturizes a baby’s sensitive skin. Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wipes are perfect for use on a baby’s sensitive skin on both the face and body since they are made from 100% plant derived fabric with natural components like aloe vera and Vitamin E, which help keep a baby’s skin from drying out.











Health and Wellness

Why it’s crucial to have a dependable everyday ally in your health

Being alive now is great since the economy is recovering and The Filipino people is lively. Face-to-face communication is resurfacing and becoming more and more commonplace. Although this is fantastic news for the nation, we still need to take care of our health and cleanliness.

Filipinos must continue the precautionary behaviors they have developed over the course of the pandemic to stay safe and healthy. The most crucial of these is constantly washing your hands with good soap to shield yourself from germs and aid in the suppression of infection.

Lifebuoy is your best daily hygiene ally in the battle to maintain your health when it comes to efficiently washing your hands. It has great antibacterial effects that keep you secure from infections and germs. Lifebuoy features an exclusive and effective germ-fighting component called Activ Silver+ Formula that kills 99.9% of germs and keeps consumers safe and secure.

As we celebrate Handwashing Month this October, Lifebuoy is advocating for more awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing with the right soap to protect yourself. To raise awareness and understanding of good handwashing habits among Filipinos, especially the youth, it is launching fun activities promoting handwashing on the metaverse!

Participate in all the engaging activities in U-COINVille, Unilever Philippines’ first metaverse environment which offers an immersive experience of learning and fun with your favorite Unilever products. Here, you can go through everyday situations and be reminded to do regular and proper handwashing before doing any activity within the game.

Check out the U-ditorium, explore the U-Marketplace, check out the Baby Dove Real Moms Village Baby Care Center, visit Taste Town’s Food Plaza, or wander about Pond’s Summer Escape. Look for 5 Lifebuoy Ambassadors to win U-COIN points redeemable for real-world perks and raffle tickets! To play, just follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Register with your mobile number or if you’re an existing U-COIN user, you can log in with your account.
  3. Start exploring to learn and earn rewards!

Sign up to become a Lifebuoy Ambassador if you want to encourage other Filipinos to practice healthy behaviors like handwashing. Each of the 5 lucky winners will receive 10,000 U-COIN points!

On or around the first of December, the raffle ends..

Keep in mind to regularly wash your hands and maintain decent hygiene. Let’s #DoTheLifebuoy together!








Health and Wellness

Avon’s fight against breast cancer enters its 30th year with the #NormalForMe campaign

In a woman’s lifetime, breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 of them. In 2019, Filipina women are even more at risk because the Philippines is thought to have the ninth-highest global prevalence of the disease and the Philippines has the highest prevalence of the disease in Asia. Breast cancer continued to rank among the top 2 most common among Filipino women the following year, with the majority of cases being discovered at an advanced stage.

Low health literacy and gendered sociocultural factors, such as the absence of formalized national screening programs, are the most likely causes of this alarming prevalence. Fortunately, patients have a 90% chance of survival because to early recognition of symptoms and prompt treatment and medicines.

This is why every year during October, the world observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage more people to know more about this indiscriminate disease and be more proactive in regular self-checks that can help detect preliminary symptoms.

Global beauty brand Avon has been one of the most prominent brands who supports this cause, now marking three decades of being at the forefront on the fight against the disease since launching the Breast Cancer Crusade in UK in 1992.

Through the support of over five million Representatives worldwide, associates, customers and the Avon Foundation for Women, the beauty brand has donated more than US$947 million to breast cancer-related causes, educated over 180 million people about the disease, and funded screenings for approximately 16.6 million women over the last three decades.


This year, Avon continues this worthy cause with a global campaign encouraging everyone to discover what’s #NormalForMe by asking themselves: what three words best describe their boobs?

The campaign invites women to know their normal by coming up with three words according to how their breasts usually look and feel and share those three words and the initiative to inspire others to also regularly check themselves. Knowing one’s normal can prevent potentially life-threatening changes that can lead to Breast Cancer.

In partnership with Philippine Cancer Society and to make sure this advocacy is internally practiced, Avon encourages their local Avon Representatives to avail the free clinical breast examinations at select branches—October 17 at Taft/San Fernando, October 21 at Shaw Blvd and Batangas, and October 31 at Cebu and Davao. Associates are also motivated to get free breast checkups at the Avon Head Office at Makati on October 19 and 20.

Finally, Avon extends this advocacy to a larger network and invites everyone to pink it up by supporting products and services from Avon and partner brands to raise awareness and raise funds on behalf of the Philippine Cancer Society.

Save lives by shopping dedicated fundraising products like the Self-Check Watch, Mariposa 2-in-1 Accessory Giftset, Avon Empower Non-Wire Mastectomy Bra, and the Avon Empower Bra Prosthesis. Purchase these items via or contact an Avon Representative.

The public may also donate any amount directly via GCash by scanning the QR.

Interested parties can also participate in the fundraiser through various partners:

“For the last 30 years, we’ve committed to this cause to raise funds and awareness to help more women to join the initiative to battle Breast Cancer not just for themselves, but also for their loved ones,” shares Avon Head of Communications for Philippines & APAC, Marion Limlengco. “This is why we’ll always push for everyone to know the signs, know the risks, and know how to take action because early detection will help save lives.”

The Philippine Cancer Society, Avon’s partner charity, will receive all proceeds and will also provide consultation services should you find a lump or require more assistance when screening your breasts and pecs.

Visit for more details about Avon’s #NormalForMe initiative. Shop your preferred Avon goods at or get in touch with your neighborhood Avon Representative. Like Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.




Food, Health and Wellness

Scarcity of sugar? Use Stevia to sweeten your life!

For the past few months, there has been a shortage of sugar throughout the nation, driving up sugar prices. The increase in price of this household item has a negative impact on the purchasing power of Filipinos, who already struggle to keep up with inflation. Given that most foods contain sugar as a primary element, many people have fought to make their lives and food sweeter.

Fortunately, there is a nutritious substitute that might help Filipinos overcome their sugar problems. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant are used to make stevia, a natural sweetener. Despite having zero calories and being 300 times sweeter than sugar, it does not raise blood sugar levels. Because it has no aftertaste or potential health hazards, it is preferable than chemical-based artificial sweeteners.

With the help of this magical plant, you may enrich food while cooking, sweeten hot and cold beverages guilt-free, and bake. The beautiful thing about Stevia is that it naturally sweetens food and beverages, unlike sugar, which has been linked to diabetes and obesity. Additionally, Stevia is regarded as nonglycemic, which means it has no impact on blood pressure levels.

Given these health benefits, swapping Stevia with refined sugar can be a complete game changer for people who want to make healthier food and beverage choices and maintain a healthy weight range.

Understanding Stevia’s potential to address Filipinos’ sugary dilemma, Glorious Industrial & Development Corporation (GIDC), also known as the Stevia Company, launched a lineup of naturally-sweetened and healthy beverages. GIDC, the Stevia Company’s line-up of products under its Glorious brand, includes the Glorious 3in1 Premium Coffee and Glorious Iced Tea Mixes and the Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea.

“We understand how important sweetness is to Filipinos’ taste palette,” said Ms. Au De Leon, president, and CEO of GIDC, The Stevia Company. “By making Glorious available nationwide, we want to empower more Filipinos to discover a healthier way to make their lives sweeter.”

The company’s latest products are not only good for one’s body, but they taste great too. Hence, people don’t need to sacrifice flavor to care for their health. All Glorious beverages are sweetened with Stevia, and every teaspoon of Stevia is equivalent to three teaspoons of refined sugar.

Glorious Premium 3in1 Coffee Mix is a delicious coffee blend sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. It is recommended for people with sugar-related concerns, weight watchers, and other health-conscious individuals. Sweet & Fit Stevia has zero calories, zero fat, zero sodium, zero carbohydrates, and zero cholesterol.

With Glorious Iced Tea Mixes, people who want to limit their intake of sugar may now make their favorite fruit teas and lives sweeter. Red Berries, Lemon, and Cucumber are the three flavors offered for this product. For a healthy little pick-me-up, Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea can be combined with non-dairy milk or fresh fruits to make different hot or cold beverages.

Visit and for more details on stevia.