Maya builds more ‘digi-palengke’in Central Visayas

Maya, the country’s all-in-one digital banking and money app, is making cashless transactions a lot easier in public markets nationwide with the rollout of the Paleng-QR initiative in Central Visayas, starting with Bohol province.

Maya has transformed Bohol’s Tagbilaran City Public Market into adigi-palengkein today’s ceremonies led by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap.

The Paleng-QR Ph initiative is spearheaded by the BSP and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and it aims to empower the City Government of Tagbilaran to help public market vendors and tricycle drivers accept cashless payments from any customer via the QR Ph, the country’s standard for QR payments.

“Small merchants and Filipino consumers are not only enjoying a hassle-free payment experience for their everyday transactions with Maya QR but also creating a financial footprint that allows them to access more advanced banking services offered by Maya,” said Mar Lazaro, Maya’s Head of Enterprise Business.

 Since QR Ph’s launch in 2019 for person-to-person (P2P) payments and in 2021 for person-to-merchant (P2M) payments, Maya has led the charge among financial institutions in the rollout of the QR Ph national standard and now counts over 800,000 merchant touchpoints powered by QR Ph-capable Maya QR. “Basta QR Ph, pwede kami,”Lazaro added.

 Building ‘digi-palengkes’ nationwide is part of Maya’s own LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization (L.E.A.D). Through this program, LGUs encourage local merchants and constituents to digitalize their transactions with Maya’s business-in-a-box payment solutions and disbursement tools.

 On top of digitalizing public markets, Maya has become the growth partner of choice of Philippine businesses. These enterprises include pharmacies, transportation, travel, retail stores, public utilities, food, hospitals, service providers, and schools.

Gear up for a year of adventure at the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair

 Pack your bags and prepare to go on a food trip in Singapore, fly to London to visit the Buckingham Palace, climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Australian outback, go celebrity sighting in Los Angeles, or be part of the exciting vibe of New York City. 

Gear up for a year of adventure as Singapore Airlines (SIA) launches its biggest Time to Fly Travel Fair with more exciting offers. Mark your calendars from 13 to 15 January 2023 at the Glorietta 2 Palm Drive Activity Center and get ready to book flights for your next great adventure with your Mastercard credit or debit cards! 

“With many exciting destinations now open for travelers, Singapore Airlines gives its customers the chance to see the world, make new memories or relive old ones with friends and family,” said Singapore Airlines General Manager Sia Nam Kung. “Together with our partner brands, the Time to Fly travel fair offers our customers attractive deals, and the best of what SIA has to offer.” 

EXCLUSIVE PERKS WITH MASTERCARD

Mastercard cardholders are in for a treat as the travel fair is exclusive to Mastercard cardholders, with all payments at the fair to be made using Mastercard only. In addition to exciting fares and deals, attractive perks await when they book and pay using their Mastercard debit and credit cards from 13 to 15 January 2023 through participating travel agencies present at the travel fair.

Share the joy and indulge in delectable cuisines with PHP2,500 worth of dining certificates, which cardholders can get upon spending a minimum of PHP30,000 in a single receipt with Mastercard. In addition, they get to take home a travel essentials pack worth PHP500.

Cardholders can also splurge and shop with PHP5,000 worth shopping certificates, on top of the PHP2,500 dining certificates, and be rewarded with a travel essentials pack worth PHP1,000 upon spending a minimum of PHP60,000 in a single receipt with Mastercard. 

GET EARLY ACCESS WITH EASTWEST MASTERCARD

EastWest Mastercard cardholders get first dibs on all the exciting offers with an exclusive sale on 12 January 2023. The first day is also open to Singapore Airlines PPS Club members and Globe Platinum subscribers, with payments exclusive to EastWest Mastercard. 

What’s more, EastWest Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mastercard cardholders also get rewarded with extra gifts and can continue to earn 3x KrisFlyer miles for all purchases on the SIA group—with more chances of winning at the EastWest Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mastercard 1 Million KrisFlyer miles giveaway promo.

DEALS AND MORE EXCITING OFFERS FOR ALL

Travelers can enjoy attractive all-inclusive round-trip fares to many of SIA’s destinations around the world with the Airline’s wide network of locations to choose from.

Round-trip Economy Class fares start from USD232 when flying to Singapore while other Southeast Asian destinations start from USD177.  Fares to Europe start from USD563, Australia from USD470, and USA from USD774. Indulge in extra comfort with all-in round-trip fares on Premium Economy Class to India from USD1,460, and to Australia from USD1,611 or travel in style and fly Business Class with fares starting from USD702 to Singapore. Valid for travel from 15 January until 31 December 2023.

Don’t miss out and head down to the travel fair to redeem a travel essentials pack worth PHP500 upon completing the eight easy passport challenges within the first hour or from 10:00am to 11:00am every day. 

And it doesn’t stop there, event goers can also enjoy roaming deals and perks from Globe and grab travel fair special offers from participating brands such as Accor Hotels Philippines, The Ascott Limited Philippines, Crimson Resorts and Spa Boracay, and The Travel Club. 

Plus, travelers can get SGD8 KrisPay miles to use in Singapore upon downloading the Kris+ app and signing up with an exclusive promo code, available upon visiting the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair. 

Travel packages are also available through participating travel agencies – Ark Travel Express, Inc., Constellation Travels, Inc., Fiesta Tours & Travel Corporation, Horizon Travel & Tours, Inc., Rakso Air Travel and Tours, Inc., and Via Philippines Travel Corporation. 

The Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair will be held at the Glorietta 2 Palm Drive Activity Center. 12 January 2023 is exclusive to EastWest Mastercard cardholders, Singapore Airlines PPS Club members and Globe Platinum Subscribers; 13 – 15 January 2023 is open to the public. All payments must be made using Mastercard®. For more information about Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair, please visit bit.ly/SQPHTimetoFly3

Must Have: 10 Careline holy grail beauty products this 2022

Time flies so fast! And beauty gurus have once again witnessed some of the best beauty releases in 2022. But if it’s still your first time navigating through the long list of beauty and makeup must-haves before the year ends, Careline rounded up its best releases this year, from skincare essentials to game-changing multi-use makeups that highlight your natural glow, and so much more!

For beauty regimen must-haves

Released in January, Careline Skin Acne Gel arrives just in time to help beauty enthusiasts bid those unwanted blemishes and acne goodbye during the dry season. This is formulated with salicylic acid to reduce inflammation and redness, and tree tea oil that soothes and restores dry, irritated skin. It is also cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, and alcohol-free to make sure it is safe and perfectly suitable for all skin types. 

Every makeup lover has their own inspiration for looks. Luckily, Careline launched its Stain With Me lip tint – a no-fuss long-lasting lip color that can be applied on the eyes and cheeks that will surely stay and stain to help you pull off your makeup pegs in just a breeze. Its formula is also packed with hydrating Shea Butter that draws moisture to lips and keeps them looking luscious. Say no more to boring and usual makeup look before the year ends – thanks to Careline Magic Serum Stain which is a white-colored balm that magically produces a pink color when applied as it reacts to the skin’s pH level and creates a special shade that’s unique to you, your lips, cheeks, and eyelids. No worries about ruining your look when wearing a facemask outside, this longer-lasting balm is also transfer-proof, smudge-proof, and waterproof for a fuss-free look that slays anytime, anywhere!

Eyebrows-on-fleek and bold year-ender look

Your look wouldn’t be complete without scoring those picture-perfect brows. For that, Careline also released its Wow Brow Liner new shades, Caramel and Espresso. These new shades perfectly adapt to Filipina skin. The Wow Brow Liner is a dual-ended eyebrow pencil that features an ultra-fine tip that glides effortlessly through hair and an angled tip to add depth and definition to your arches to expertly frame your face. And then there’s the Careline Lash Boost Mascara that delivers a dramatic length and volume to your lashes without a heavy feel. In addition, its waterproof and smudge-proof formula doesn’t clump, smear, or flake, perfect for building dramatic length and volume, specially made for people with sparse lashes. 

This year, Careline also launched its specially curated Blythe Neon or Never collection which includes eyeshadow palettes, eye crayons, colorful eyeliners, brow gels, and lip markers with expressive colors and high-energy finishes. A must-have for creative, and adventurous makeup lovers out there. It has Paint Palette that has subtle, bold, bright, and colorful pigments available in Neon Light and Stop Light versions. There’s also the creamy and pigmented, and easy-to-glide Eye Crayon for that extra more colorful touch to your eyelids. This can be worn alone or as a base for powder eyeshadow. It comes in Gleam-Mate, Glow Apart, and Razzle-Dazzle shades.

The Liner Pen has a colorful wing stamp too that comes in two shades: Red Heart and Blue Moon for a more fun eye makeup look. This collection also has Brow Gel to help you tame, shape, and set your arches in just a few glides. While the easy-to-use Lip Marker gives your lips a pop of color without the sticky feel with its pen-like tip. This lip marker is also pigmented, non-drying, and offers six elegant shades; Retro, Glitzy, Headlight, Lighted, Brilliant, and Sign. 

Next is the Careline Fiber Brow which was released in August this year that helps elevate your look while simplifying your brow beauty routine. It is infused with micro-fibers for natural and fuller-looking brows and is also enriched with hyaluronic and glycerin to keep your brows healthier and hydrated. If you’re the type to put on eye makeup that makes a bold statement, there’s also the Careline Colored Ink Liners for you that comes in 5 colorful shades; Mustard Yellow, Rosy Pink, Bloody Red, Olive Green, and Pure White. These smudge-proof and waterproof shades give off a modern dreamy vibe that can help make your enchanting eyes stand out!

For beginners, a subtle and buildable eyebrow pencil is the best eyebrow product to use. Good thing, Careline recently added two new and stunning shade to its Best Brow Liner collection. It’s perfect for natural and subtle brows. It is beginner-friendly, lightweight, and easy to control with an angled tip perfect for expert brow shaping and shading. 

This year, Careline really takes every makeup lover’s self-expression and creativity up a notch. Its recently released Blythe Face Party Collection and Eyeliner Duo Stamp does just that, starting off with Face Party Collection that has 4 shades of blush, 2 shades of contour, and 2 shades of highlighter that lets you flaunt your natural stunner-self, any way you want. In the mood for a playful look? The smudge-proof and waterproof Blythe Eyeliner Duo Stamp comes to the rescue. This dual-ended liquid eyeliner family with 2 colors (Soft Brown and Black) features a built-in stamp in 3 kinds! Falling Star with a star stamp, Black Magic with a wing stamp, and the newest addition, Stained Heart with a heart stamp. 

End your year with a bang with these unique beauty releases from Careline this 2022! Careline products are available at Watsons, The SM Store, Robinsons Department Store, and other leading department stores nationwide, as well as online on Shopee (bit.ly/CarelineShopeePH) and Lazada (bit.ly/CarelineLazada). For more updates and makeup tips and tricks, follow Careline Cosmetics on Facebook (Facebook.com/CarelineCosmetics), Instagram (Instagram.com/carelineph), and TikTok (tiktok.com/@carelineph).

Score deals! Gift of Glass Skin with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 12.12 Holiday Sale

The holiday season is in full swing! With calendars fully booked with Christmas shopping and late-night get-togethers, skin care might easily be forgotten. Don’t fret, Neutrogena Hydro Boost is here to rescue tired skin from the stress of the holiday rush. Its triple-charged formula of hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and electrolytes will boost your skin’s hydration for youthful glass skin. 

What are you waiting for? Celebrate the season by looking radiant and glowing with Neutrogena’s 12.12 sale. Purchase any Neutrogena product and get a free 15g Hydro Boost Water Gel! You can also get up to 50% off when you purchase Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Body Wash. It’s the perfect time to give the gift of great skin! Avail major discounts and bundles on Neutrogena this 12.12 on Johnson & Johnson official Lazada and Shopee stores. 

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g x2

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g x2

Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Body Wash 473ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g x 2

Neutrogena Rainbath Renewing Body Wash 473ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g x 2

Neutrogena Rainbath Replenishing Body Wash 473ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g x 2

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50 88ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser Water Gel 145ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Cleansing Gel 175ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g

Buy 2 Take 1 Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g

Neutrogena Deep Clean Acne Foaming Cleanser 100g + FREE Gentle Foaming Cleanser 100g

To get to know more about Neutrogena promos, follow Neutrogena on their social media pages @neutrogenaph.   

Aveeno® Unlocks the Power of Natural Ingredients #AveenoNationalHealthySkinMonth #OathorityForSensitiveSkin

Events are really truly back! Living my pre-pandemic life slowly but still with the face mask. (Still be careful guys)

The Aveeno roundtable is something I look forward to since my sister and I are users as well. I learned from my sister, she uses aveeno lotion post shaving or as a moisturizer-like and I also carry the travel size when I travel since my I have tendency to have dry skin especially my hands. 

It’s a very insightful session, I get to relived my derma class during my nursing school days. Did you know you can check if you are allergic with a cream product if you try it on your neck and back of your ear.

If it’s your first time hearing Aveeno. Aveeno products are made from natural ingredients to manage sensitivity and also contains triple oat complex making skin hold mositure, promote ceramide production and preventing inflammation. Update from the brand they have updated their packaging.

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Our skin is the body’s largest and most visible organ. It serves to protect everything, trapping moisture in while keeping allergens, irritants, and pollutants out. Having sensitive skin is natural, but it’s often overlooked or misunderstood. Many don’t realize that sensitive skin isn’t a skin type, but rather a skin state, may it be dry skin, hormonal skin, sunburned, red, or eczema prone – it’s all sensitive. So, paying attention to your skin, learning about skincare, and adopting good habits can prevent skin flare-ups and lead to a lifetime of healthier skin.

November is National Healthy Skin Month, making it a great time to give your skin that extra care it needs. It is also a good reminder for everyone to know more about the products they use to manage their sensitive skin. Aveeno® has once again unlocked the power of oats with its science-based formulation that appeals to a wide range of people with sensitive to eczema-prone skin. These are people who are looking for a better solution to relieve them from their skin conditions. “We know that sensitive skin is real and can have a tremendous impact on one’s quality of life. Aveeno®’s commitment is to care for people with sensitive skin—dry, itchy, and eczematic by combining scientific research with the strong power of oats. As a leader in skin science, Aveeno® has everyday solutions made with effective formulations proven to soothe, help heal and protect dry, sensitive skin.” says, senior marketing manager for skin health franchise Nica Rollan.

Aveeno® is also recommended by dermatologists as our products are thoughtfully formulated for sensitive skin, free of parabens, phthalates, and dyes. Johnson and Johnson research and development scientist for skin health, Chernis Low, shared “We are mindful of our consumers’ concern, and seek to address their needs by unlocking the power of natural ingredients in our science-backed solutions.”

Through the years, Aveeno® has innovated solutions for different levels of skin needs and sensitivities all with the power of oats. Aveeno®’s Daily Moisture is for people with normal/ sensitive skin. Its key ingredient is prebiotic colloidal oats which helps prevent daily skin sensitivity and dryness by locking in moisture. For those experiencing dry to sensitive skin, Aveeno® Skin Relief helps restore moisture loss, soothes, and relieves dryness. It also provides long-lasting protection with its triple oat complex and natural colloidal oats. Aveeno® also offers a specialized line for eczema-prone skin by combining triple oats and ceramides in Aveeno® Dermexa. Aveeno® Dermexa provides immediate comfort, prevents flare-ups, and the recurrence of extreme dryness.

Aveeno®’s new and improved line of products continues to build on its heritage of care by continuously researching ingredients on nature’s soothing and healing properties to help provide care for all skin, even the most sensitive. The new Aveeno® now has +50% more oat extract in prebiotic triple oat complex for immediate relief from your dry and itchy skin in as fast as 60 seconds.

Don’t let your sensitive skin stop you from the things you need to do, you can get your favorite a Aveeno®’s products in Watsons or on the official Johnson and Johnson Lazada and Shopee pages. For more information on Aveeno® visit their website at www.aveeno.com.ph and follow Aveeno® on their social media pages @AveenoPH.   

Leading skin care clinic The Skin and Body Science brings Sofwave™ skin tightening technology to Gen San

The Skin and Body Science is pleased to introduce the game changing Sofwave™ skin tightening and skin lifting technology to General Santos City. 

Sofwave™ delivers FDA-cleared Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ technology. The high-frequency, low-divergence ultrasound waves and heat reach the deeper layers of skin where collagen production and skin tightening are stimulated.

This helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and lift the eyebrows, neck, and submental (under the chin) area in just one treatment session, no matter the skin type or skin color.

“Sofwave™ is non-invasive and can fit into an active lifestyle. Patients love the fact that they can have the treatment and go back to their daily routine right after,” said Dr. Catherine Balay, owner of The Skin and Body Science. “The treatment is done within 30-45 minutes and there’s no downtime.”

Award-winning technology

This year, the Cosmopolitan Holy Grail Beauty Awards recognized Sofwave™ as the Best Game Changer in their Winning Product category. Beauty website NewBeauty declared Sofwave™ as the Best Latest in Ultrasound in its April 2022 Beauty Awards. SHAPE also named Sofwave™ a “winner to help achieve your healthiest complexion yet” in their 2022 Skin Awards. These add to the highly prestigious award that Sofwave received from Elle in 2021.

Experience the Sofwave™ only at The Skin in Body Science, the only skin care clinic to have this technology in General Santos City and the SOCCSKSARGEN region. For inquiries, patients can call  0917-1598727, (083) 500-7849 or message them on Instagram (@tsbsph) and Facebook (facebook.com/theskinandbodyscience).

Keep your passion going with Globe Prepaid’s GoRENEW

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With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s easy for Gen Zs to get caught up in the rush of schoolwork deadlines, household chores, hot gossip with the barkada, or simply keeping up with their favorite shows, especially during the holiday season. Throughout life’s chaos, it is important to cherish the happy moments and even prolong them as much as possible. Thankfully, Globe Prepaid’s latest auto-renewal service helps subscribers to do just that. 

GoRENEW is a great new feature that empowers the youth to take on life’s challenges without worrying about the expiration of their prepaid promos. The auto-renewal service allows subscribers to stay connected whether at home or on the go so they can continue to pursue their passions.

Below are five ways subscribers can make the most out of their prepaid promo and keep their passions going with GoRENEW:

Keep the aegyo going

Although life can get so hectic, sometimes immersing yourself in another culture provides comfort. Ride the Hallyu wave and enjoy all things Korean whether it’s binging your bias’ fan cam or finding the ultimate sundubu-jjigae recipe online, GoRENEW allows you to stay updated on the latest trends and bring out your inner Korean for non-stop aegyo moments.

Keep the fan theories coming

Hate spoilers? Keep the drama going and stay up to date on the latest episode of your favorite shows. Globe Prepaid’s auto-renew service keeps you in-the-know with the power of all-access data for consistent streaming experience, allowing you to dive in and theorize on all the latest action, kilig, and drama in between, together with your barkada.

Keep the music flowing 

There’s something so empowering about letting the music take flight, no matter the mood. From moody vibes to groovy jives, having the perfect playlist to fit the bill is crucial to tackling incoming deadlines or simply setting the mood for a chill afternoon. Indulge in a sonic state of bliss without worrying about your subscription ending so soon.

Keep the GG going

Being in the heat of the moment, battling out in the arena with the squad then suddenly getting a notification at the end of your subscription can get frustrating. Say goodbye to dull moments and keep the GG going so you can bring home that well-deserved victory.

Keep the grind going

Staying connected with school and work has become an integral part of Gen Zs daily hustle. It’s important to stay in the know and never miss a notification —from important groupwork updates to work besties’ latest chika in between important emails, Globe’s got you covered!

Globe Prepaid subscribers can now avail GoRENEW, which automatically registers their chosen promos again upon expiration, so they can tick one item off their to-do list. Just make sure you have enough load for your promo to renew automatically.

There’s a wide range of promos to choose from. 7-day validity promos include Go90, Go120, Go140, GoUNLI95, SURF4ALL99, SURF4ALL249, GoEXTRA90, and GoEXTRA99. They can also go the extra mile with 15-day validity promos like Go250, Go400, GoUNLI180. 

Registration is made simple, easy, and familiar. This can be done via GCash and *143# but the best way to get to this new offering is through the Globe One App. Subscribers can simply go on the app and activate the GoRENEW button under the promo description before proceeding to payment.

“We are thrilled for our subscribers to use GoRENEW and experience the convenience of non-stop connection so they are better equipped to face life’s challenges,” says Givielle Florida, Globe Prepaid Brand Head. “This auto-renewal service enables subscribers to experience Globe’s most reliable 5G network so they can take on their passions and own the future,” she adds.

For more information about this Globe innovation that empowers Gen Zs to keep doing what they love, visit www.globe.com.ph/prepaid/gorenew.

Modess together with ABS-CBN Foundation and Miss Universe Philippines Organization want young girls to #BeNextPeriodReady

Continuing the advocacy in educating young Filipinas on menstrual health

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MANILA, Philippines – Johnson & Johnson Philippines (J&J Philippines) kicked off the outreach program dubbed as “#BeNextPeriodReady” in Paranaque, Metro Manila alongside ABS-CBN Foundation and Miss Universe Philippines, supporting Modess’ advocacy on menstrual health education.

Modess arranged a community engagement event attended by high school students from San Antonio High School where they discussed with an all-teen-girl audience the importance of having the right sanitary pad partner for their menstruation needs, especially as they go out and make bigger moves. 

Jason Khu, senior brand manager for Modess of J&J Philippines, talked about the reality that most of our teens experienced during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of young girls went through their first menstruation in their households while on lockdown, and it was the first time they were able to form menstrual health habits. However, these young girls’ period experience will be completely different as they go back to having face-to-face classes, meet up with friends, and engaging in more activities outside of their homes. Modess is committed to help these teens improve the state of their menstrual health, hygiene, and habits, the next time they get their period– so that they are now #NextPeriodReady. 

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“For all the girls, we as a brand are committed to continue in normalizing the conversation and be an inspiration to more teens to be next period ready. We are looking forward to meeting more girls in the future to continue our advocacy of menstrual health education. It is our hope that more and more #GenFree girls be able to make bigger moves with Modess” Aldellyn Po, Marketing Manager for Feminine Care, Johnson & Johnson Philippines

ABS-CBN Foundation also joined in advancing the advocacy on menstrual health and hygiene for our young girls. ABS-CBN Foundation wants to be involved in this movement by helping distribute 2,500 menstrual hygiene kits to different schools and communities nationwide as young girls go back to in-person learning. 

“Like always, we at ABS-CBN Foundation have always trusted J&J Philippines and Modess in continuing our shared advocacy on menstrual health and hygiene education. Together, the benefit of having girls learn and treat conversations like this as a norm will bring back a lot of lessons to them personally. As for kids receiving the kits, alam ko madami ang matutuwa at magkakaron ng bagong approach sa menstrual health ngayon matapos yung conversations natin dito with our panel.” Levi Ambon-Rota, program head of ABS-CBN Bantay Bata 163.

Miss Universe Philippines, also in full attendance, participated in the #BeNextPeriodReady outreach program as they, too, believe that teenage girls today need to be educated about menstrual health and should have better access to products, like Modess, that would improve their menstrual cleanliness and sanitation.

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Celeste Cortesi, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 and Anabelle McDonnell Miss Universe 1st runner up came to support the event. Celeste gave advice to the young women who struggle with worry and anxiety due to their current menstrual health habits influenced by the pandemic lockdown. She strives to be the voice of the youth today, shedding light on issues and addressing concerns about the taboo subject — menstrual hygiene.

For Miss Universe Philippines 2022, Celeste Cortesi, “The need to bring this conversation into normal situations should come from a place of love and pride. Young girls should be proud that they are menstruating and can talk about it freely with other people, this way, girls can be ready together and be more open about the need for access to menstrual health and be next period ready. As for my connection with Miss Universe Philippines, we continue to inspire girls through our way of being relatable and campaigning the message heavily everywhere, so that young girls especially, will feel the need to value themselves as someone to be proud of.” 

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Closing the event, the students together with the ABS-CBN Foundation and the J&J team joined in on the mural painting, where the girls were asked to think of the one word or phrase that they wish to empower themselves, a goal that has been set by the brand’s campaign. 

Modess continues their advocacy in creating safe and comfortable spaces for teenage girls. So that the next time they get their period, they are finally equipped with the right knowledge and products to help them navigate the outside world confidently and worry-free.

For more information about Modess, visit www.modess.com.ph or follow our social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/modessangelsofficial and @modessph on Instagram.

Yondu commits to more innovations and partnerships to support PH businesses

Technology matters now more than ever. When the pandemic struck, many businesses struggled to cope with the sudden shift to digitalization amidst physical restrictions. Currently, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for MSME digitalization and innovation as 60% of jobs in the country come from the sector.

Yondu, the top IT solutions company wholly owned by Globe, enables the digitalization of businesses with its holistic solutions, innovations, and different partnerships. The company enables its clients to navigate into the new digital economy through more affordable services.

Ryan Paguio, who oversees BFSI (banking, financial services, and insurance) as Yondu’s Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, emphasized the importance of adapting to the situation and noted that Yondu aspires to build a partnership with clients who offer use-cases relevant to their business journey. In turn, Yondu provides them with expertise.

Yondu was quick to address the challenges of the pandemic through its innovations. It also helped companies build resilient, safe, and productive work environments through new technological tools that enable workers to deliver KPIs even from home.

Among the sectors Yondu helped was the BFSI sector which they provided with expertise in pivoting key resources, processes, systems/applications, and workflows such that digitalization can be pursued by these institutions in the manner best-suited vis a vis current state, regulatory compliance, legacy systems, among others. Yondu also offers expert services, managed services, custom development, and software factory to business owners to improve their IT resources.

For retail and manufacturing industries, Yondu provided eCommerce solutions including all features of a digital storefront and the integration of payment gateways and delivery channels.

The company also developed an eCommerce platform called Vessell to help business owners with limited budgets. It includes a mobile app packaged with a web app, omnichannel eCommerce integration and management, and a rewards and e-raffle capability for marketing.

These are just among the many innovations and solutions that Yondu is developing to help businesses better cater to their target audiences. Yondu promises consumers new apps from their BFSI providers while BFSI can expect more use cases to improve their IT-related journey.

Gail Campo, who handles Retail and Manufacturing as Yondu’s Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, reiterates how Yondu can help businesses.  “Competing in a digital-first business environment is the core challenge for manufacturers and retailers, and Yondu helps address this by providing tailor-fit solutions.“

Find out more about Yondu and talk to their team to request more information on their website

Get up to 50% Off in Aveeno products this 11.11!

 The weather is now transitioning welcoming the cooler ber months. With the cold breeze, it draws moisture away from the skin resulting in very dry, itchy skin. Thanks to the new improved formula of Aveeno Skin Relief with Triple Oat Complex, it soothes and protects skin in as fast as sixty seconds. 

Don’t let very dry, itchy skin stop you as Aveeno has special promo deals this 11.11 – get as much as 50% OFF with your favorite Aveeno products! What are you waiting for? Check them out in Lazada and Shopee on November 11, 2022!

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