Apr 20, 2021

Sangobion +IRON: Healthy Blood for Stronger Immunity


Ito ang Dugong Pinoy! 3 Mommies Share How They Keep Their Blood Healthy to Strengthen Their Immunity


2020 has presented numerous challenges to Filipinos, more so, to women. The stress and pressure of pushing forward has left a lot of Filipinas with more on their plates than they could handle. Despite this, women have continued to be the main care providers of their homes, their children, all on top of maintaining a full-time career.


This leaves us wondering, how do Filipinas keep their bodies healthy for their families? We asked three Filipinas how they were able to push through with their daily responsibilities on top of taking good care of their loved ones, and still serve as a greater inspiration for many women.


Besides the usual chores and daily tasks, Mommy Jenica shares that she has been busy with her home-based business making cakes and baked goods. With a business that requires her to exert time and attention to detail being loaded with multiple orders, this leaves her exhausted. "’Yung pagod ka na pero mas napagod ka sa ligpitin. But thankfully I have my husband... to help me.” And yet she continues to struggle keeping her health in check since she took on more responsibilities in their household.



Mommy Anne on the other hand, found herself decluttering as her biggest and most fulfilling challenge on top of taking care of her family. She juggles her night shift full-time job and being a full-time mom during the day. “Sleep was something that was so scarce. Still is. And I’m definitely feeling the adverse impact to my health.”



While for Mommy Ria, due to the educational system shifting to homeschooling, she had to take initiative as her child’s teacher. “Preparing lessons and activities took my time and energy on top of the usual household chores and part time work.”


Like many Filipinas, they have a lot of tasks to do on the daily, which leads them to skip meals and overwork. According to Mommy Anne, the past year has led her to closely monitor her health, which many moms can relate to. With their careers and household responsibilities happening all at the same time, it’s easy to lose track of their immunity. How do they maintain their blood healthy? With the help of Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+).


By eating nutritious meals, practicing regular exercise, getting proper sleep, and taking Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) to help maintain their blood health and keep their immunity at its peak. Through these routines they’re able to keep up with their tight schedules and provide the care that their families need.



Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) is an iron supplement with vitamins and minerals that helps to replenish iron, stores and increases red blood cell levels in the body. It has ferrous gluconate, a type of iron salt which allows better absorption of iron in the body, Folic acid, and vitamin B12 which are vital for production of red blood cells and during pregnancy. It also contains Vitamin C which helps improve iron absorption, and Copper sulphate and manganese sulphate that helps in the metabolic processes of blood cell production.1


Recommended intake is one to two capsules daily, during or after meals, or as prescribed by your doctor.


As a blood health ally of many Filipinas, Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) helps to treat iron deficiency anemia that can lead to decreased immunity and increased susceptibility to infection. Iron deficiency anemia happens when the blood has a lower amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin than normal. This can cause the body to feel weak, tired, dizzy, look pale, and experience headaches. 2


As 2020 nears its end, Filipinos are hopeful for the positive changes that the new year holds especially to their family’s health. Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) supports empowered women to maintain their blood health in check and keep their immunity at its peak so they can continue to provide the care that their family needs, while being able to accomplish their daily tasks.


If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.



1      “About-Sangobion.” Sangobion, https://www.sangobion.sg/about-sangobion.

2      “Iron-Deficiency Anemia.” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia.

Mar 27, 2021

Japonesa Natural Lightening Soap: Skin Benefits of Probiotics

“Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.”



 What is a probiotics soap?

Microbiome skincare is the latest breakthrough when it comes to taking care of our skin. Probiotics soaps are made with natural components containing live good bacteria in either probiotics, prebiotics or postbiotics. A probiotics soap can help generate a healthy balance of good bacteria on the skin thus making it healthy and youthful.


Why use JAPONESA Probiotics Soap every day?

Japonesa® offers a range of all-natural skincare products that nourishes your skin with Prebiotic + Probiotic and other natural active ingredients. Scientifically formulated to keep skin healthy and young-looking. Japonesa is also exported to other countries and adheres to world-class manufacturing standards.


BENEFITS of JAPONESA probiotic soap:

  • Protects the skin from bad microorganisms. Japonesa probiotic soap provides a natural defense by keeping a healthy environment by functioning as a protective shield.
  • Japonesa probiotics soap facilitates the production of natural antibiotics known as ‘antimicrobial peptides” that fight off bad bacteria.
  • It can boost skin’s functionality in combating external damaging factors such as free radicals, harmful UV rays or sun exposure including pollution.
  • Using Japonesa natural lightening probiotic soap that contains potent probiotics can help decrease and minimize skin inflammation which helps in reducing acne or flare-ups and eventually prevent premature aging. It can also help dry skin conditions and treat damages cause by UV rays.
  • The prebiotics in Japonesa natural skin whitening soap helps in providing a good pH balance on the skin. It eventually supports the skin’s barrier function that helps increase the good bacteria.

As we grow older and get exposed to various elements, skin’s defense mechanisms will not function on its optimum. Damages cause by free radicals, exposure to the elements and microbes as well as premature aging will result to unhealthy and dull looking skin. We need to have the best protection and nourishment that can only come from an advanced and natural skincare product such as Japonesa.


Japonesa Soap Review (honest true to life experience)

Here’s my personal experience using Japonesa Natural Lightening Probiotic Soap. Been using it for almost a month now as my facial and bath soap and here are  my observations:


Great gentle exfoliation. While still in the shower and using Japonesa soap, I can feel and even see that its getting rid of old and dry skin cells. It gently lifts off “libag” and skin impurities.

It instantly improved skin texture. After taking a bath and stepped out of the shower I immediately can see and feel that my skin becomes smoother and radiantly glowing.

Improved skin moisture. I noticed that I don’t even need to follow up with a moisturizer lotion after taking a bath. My face and body even my rough elbows feel softer and supple like the soft skin of a cute baby!

Effective skin lightening. Regular use of Japonesa has proven to gently treat my skin discoloration which I have due to many years of my usual rendezvous under the heat of the sun. (I regret not using sunblock after all these years) After a week or so, my skin looks brighter with improvements especially on areas with dark spots.

Removes unsightly blackheads and whiteheads as well as other skin issues. Although I am not prone to acne, I have blackheads especially on my nose area. Aside from this skin issue, I have areas that are prone to rashes, especially on this hot humid weather. These are the areas that are often sweaty- such as my armpits, under my boobies, back and inner thighs. I have itchiness and discomfort when I have rashes, but these issues are now under control with the help of Japonesa probiotic soap. My problematic areas are now supple and smooth to touch with almost no itch and rashes gone.



There’s a slight stinging sensation. I noticed a very mild sting especially when the soap encounters my problematic skin areas- the ones with rashes, tiny wart like outgrowths and allergies. But its just for a short period afterwards it will be gone and its very tolerable. Probably the good bacteria (probiotics) are working its way to address the skin problem.

Somewhat pricey. The 120g Japonesa soap is tagged at Php335. while the 70g at Php220. Not everyone is willing to shell out this amount for a soap, right? BUT- with all the skin benefits, Japonesa soap is your best first line of defense in maintaining a healthy skin.


Verdict: Should you buy Japonesa probiotics soap?

YES! If you want soft, healthy and radiant skin then go ahead and treat yourself. For me Japonesa is a practical and effective skincare system that is made from scientifically proven and all-natural ingredients.

Japonesa soap does many functions that will nourish your skin. It keeps a good normal pH skin level for one. Promotes good bacteria. Acts as a protective skin barrier. Helps ward off free radicals and even treats damages cause by harmful elements, premature aging and pollution. So, hello to glowing youthful skin with JAPONESA!!!!

Get to know more about JAPONESA SOAP on their website https://www.japonesa.com.ph/ or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/japonesaofficial

You can easily buy Japonesa products on their website and exclusively available at WATSONS.


Mar 26, 2021

Easy Thai Fish cakes with San Miguel Del Mar Tuna

Enjoy Thai Fish Cakes at home!! It's easy with San Miguel Del Mar Tuna.

THAI Fish Cakes are FABULOUS! A classic Thai street food and my favorite starter at Thai restaurants.

Surprisingly easy to make at home – all you need is Del Mar Tuna chunks in water, chili sauce, egg, breadcrumbs, basil or coriander leaves and chopped green onions. Tada, make patties and pan fry! Enjoy!!!




1 (185 g)





Sriracha or preferred chili sauce



chopped green onions



chopped Thai basil leaves or coriander leaves











1. Combine tuna, Sriracha, green onions, basil, egg, and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Break tuna apart with a fork to mix well. Form mixture into 2 tablespoon patties. If mixture is runny, add more breadcrumbs.

2. Heat oil in a frying pan, fry fish cakes until golden brown. Serve with extra Sriracha sauce.

Makes 6 servings.


·      Substitute breadcrumbs with mashed potatoes for a different texture.                                   

·      Chill patties to set before frying.  


Mar 23, 2021

BLACKWATER: Confidence in a bottle

Confidence is truly the new sexy. Nothing is more attractive than a man who exudes the right amount of confidence and sleekness. Good thing, there’s Blackwater’s Deo Spray for Men to help one exude confidence and   get comfortable in your own skin.


Blackwater Deo Spray for Men is a new set of fragrances that is sure to help every man feel clean and confident anytime of the day.


Blackwater Deo Spray for Men   is available in High Spirits, Dark Rebel, Smooth Chaos, and Dark Pleasure. These four citrus-woody scents provide protection from odor-causing germs and keepsone smelling great longer – perfect for the busy men on the go.


For only 185 per bottle, the Blackwater Deo Spray for Men is available at all leading at all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide. You can also shop online via Shopee and Lazada.


Make sure to follow @blackwaterphofficial on Facebook to get all the latest news and updates.

Easy Make Up Tricks with Careline


Highlight your natural beauty the simplest way with Careline Multi Sticks!

Are you one for simple and uncomplicated makeup? Or just starting out and don’t know the proper makeup techniques? Luckily, there is a product that’s user-friendly and don’t require much (or any!) tools for a quick beauty fix. That’s Careline’s Multi Sticks (P196).

They’re available in a creamy formula that are made to blur, correct, conceal, contour, highlight, and add color. So grab those Multi Sticks and try out these easy makeup tricks:


Make makeup last longer. Use the Blur Stick as a primer so your makeup stays on longer. Apply them on areas like the T-zone and cheeks to minimize pores and help the products mesh well on the skin.   


Conceal under your eyes with an inverted triangle shape. With the Brighten Stick, draw the base of the triangle under your lower lash line and the tip on the apples of the cheek. Gently dab product with your clean finger until blended seamlessly on the skin. This conceals any redness and shadows to create an illusion of brighter under eyes.


Use the Contour Stick handle as a contour guide. We all have different face shapes. To determine where you should be placing your contour, roll the Contour Stick handle below your cheek bone. Once you’ve found the correct placement, mark with the contour and blend to smudge out harsh lines.

Shorten your beauty routine with the 3-in-one Color Sticks. One of the easiest ways to add a healthy glow to the face is to add color on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Try it with the Careline Rose Stick or Peach Stick. Make sure to blend well to make it appear more natural.


Try these easy-to-use products from Careline and look beautiful any time of the day. Careline Multi Sticks are available on Careline’s official page on Shopee (bit.ly/CarelineShopee) and Lazada (bit.ly/CarelineLazada). To know more, follow Careline on Facebook (@CarelineCosmetics) and Instagram (@carelineph).

CARELINE EXTENDED P38 SALE until April 30, 2021 in RETAIL STORES to give chance and make our loyal Careline customers happy! 🥰💛


  • Watsons
  • SM Beauty Department Store
  • Alfamart
  • Centro Department Store
  • Fishermall Supermarket
  • Robinsons Department Store
  • Robinsons Supermarket
  • Shopwise
  • The Marketplace
  • Southstar Drugstore
  • LCC Department Store
  • LCC Supemarket
  • Super 8
  • All Day
  • Ever Department Store
  • Ever Supermarket
  • Isetann Department Store
  • Isetann Supermarket
  • Landmark
  • NCCC Supermarket
  • NCCC Department Store
  • Puregold
  • Puremart
  • Waltermart Department Store
  • Waltermart Supermarket
  • Alturas Group
  • Sta. Lucia Department Store
  • Ace Centerpoint
  • Best Emporium
  • JS Gaisano
  • KCC Shopping Center
  • Lee Plaza Dipolog
  • LTS Southwoods
  • Fishermall Supemarket
  • Magic Department Store
  • Magic Supermarket
  • Metro Shoppers
  • Store Zone, Inc.
  • Superama
  • Davao Central Warehouse Club
  • Felcris
  • Gaisano CDO
  • Gaisano Davao
  • Gaisano Capital
  • Gaisano Grand Department Store
  • Gaisano Grand Supermarket Store
  • Gaisano Main Group
  • Gaisano Metro
  • Gaisano Metro-Super Metro
  • Gaisano Fresh and Easy Stores
  • Fishermall Department Store
  • Mart One
  • Rose Pharmacy
  • Mercury Drugstore
  • Bohol Quality
  • Prince Retail Department Store
  • SM Supermarket
  • Savemore
  • SM Hypermarket

Mar 22, 2021

Home Insurance made easy with Cebuana Lhuillier’s ProtectMax

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance arm strengthens Fire Prevention call, mounts webinar with BFP

The damage of getting your house razed by fire is insurmountable; fires at home can break out anytime and anywhere and can damage livelihood, household appliances and more. In 2018, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recorded a total of 14,316 incidents of fire from January until December.

This is why every March is Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines, and BFP’s campaign for this month is safety consciousness among our people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, exercise of common sense and respect for the law.” It is a campaign that focuses on exercising vigilance at home and keeping oneself knowledgeable on the best way to protect your home and family from destruction brought about by fire.

“Cebuana Lhuillier has always committed to be of help to the Filipinos at all times, and our call for Fire Prevention is a reflection of that, our insurance products that aims to keep our clients protected at all times is a complementary effort to our advocacy for this month.” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier.

PJ Lhuillier’s insurance arm, the Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, Inc (CLIB), has also expressed its support for BFP’s campaign through the years. It has been a staunch advocate of having Filipinos insured, posting almost a 35% contribution to the total number of insured Filipinos through microinsurance. CLIB has also worked together closely with the Insurance Commission in promoting microinsurance in the country, they have settled over more than 5,300 million claims worth over Php 500 million they have serviced  over 16,500 claimants. Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers’, Inc. is also the first and only ISO-certified insurance broker in the Philippines.

Also launched this month in conjunction with the celebration of the Fire Prevention Month is a promo dubbed “Panalo ka sa ProtectMax” where clients of the ProtectMax product of CLIB get a chance to win Php 25,000. The promo is open to all clients who will purchase 5 ProtectMax COCs; these 5 COCs are equal to e-raffle entry. For the promo, 20 lucky raffle winners will be selected and will win Php 25,000.

“This Fire Prevention month, it is very important to drumbeat awareness on fire safety and prevention, and the importance of being protected. CLIB believes that an information and education drive is very important to ensure that everyone is well-informed against conflagration.” said Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers’ Inc., Jonathan Batangan.

For clients who are interested to keep themselves protected without having to go to Cebuana Lhuillier’s more than 2,500 branches, they may purchase Home Insurance via the ProtectNow app or website, just log on to protectnow.com to see CLIB’s full range of products online.

They’ve also mounted the #SunogFreeWorryFree: ProtectMax Kontra Sunog webinar which aims to highlight the importance of being ready for untoward situations especially fire, and the importance of having protection whenever there are threats of conflagration.

Learn more about Cebuana Lhuillier’s PROTECTMAX insurance for your peace of mind and security visit them on their official website https://www.protectnow.com/

Mar 18, 2021

BPI supports returning OFWs via BalikaBayanihan Program

OFWs are regarded as ‘modern day heroes’ that despite the hardships of working far from their loved ones, the desire to provide a better life for their family propelled them to work in foreign lands. We salute the martyr-like attitude of our OFWs and we recognized their positive contribution to our country’s economy.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew of the bittersweet stories of returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Often, they go abroad for high-paying jobs so that they can save and send money to their families back home. But migration stories don’t always guarantee a happy ending, and they need help when they are forced to return home.


“Dahil ang pagkakaakala ko ay ang pagiging OFW ang sagot sa lahat ng naging problemang financial namin at gusto kong maiahon ang aking pamilya at mapagtapos ang aking anak,” said returning OFW Marites Coronado. The journey, however, wasn’t simple.

Take the case of another former OFW, Alma Palafox. She recounted: “Hindi po ako sini-suwerte sa napupuntahan na bansa. Laging may masamang nangyayari po sa akin. At minsan na rin muntik na akong hindi nakabalik ng Pinas ng buhay. Kaya hindi ko po natatapos kontrata ko.”

Gerlie Austria shares a similar experience but remains grateful despite the hardships she endured abroad. “Hindi man po ako naging maswerte sa ibang bansa, pero nagpapasalamat po ako sa Panginoong Diyos at ako po ay nakauwi nang buhay.”

Myrna Peñosa Corporal recalled the gloom she felt when she decided to go back to her family. “Noong nagsabi ako sa amo ko na ibalik na ako sa agency, dinala po nila ako sa Labor. Ang unang pumasok sa isip ko at naiyak ako, ‘Paano na ang pamilya ko? Uuwi ako na walang pera at naipon’,” said Corporal.

Coronado, Palafox, Austria, and Corporal are among the OFWs who had to return home even if they haven’t achieved yet the financial goals they set for themselves.

The Balikabayanihan campaign, a program supported by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), seeks to help these OFWs whose dreams were interrupted for various reasons.

Spearheaded by NEDA-Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency and Atikha — a non-government organization working with OFWs and their families to maximize the gains of working abroad — Balikabayanihan calls on the spirit of volunteerism of Filipinos to help returning OFWs.

It is a call for partnership by the Overseas Filipino organizations with government agencies, local government units, and the private sector to help OFWs by providing the needed resources — manpower and funds or mobilizing their volunteer network to serve as mentors to the OFWs.

Melanie Labera, a returning OFW whose plan to resume her work abroad was put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, benefitted from the program. “Nang umuwi ako ng Pilipinas, nagkataon naman na pandemic. Gusto ko sana bumalik [abroad], pero di na ako makabalik. Kaya malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa programang ito, pati sa BPI. May konting puhunan naman ako sa aking tindahan, pero konti lang. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako na nadagdagan dahil sa inyo.”

For her part, Austria, also a program beneficiary, said, “Nang makabalik po ako sa Pilipinas, isa po ako sa maswerteng napili ng Atikha na mabigyan ng tulong upang ako’y makapagsimula ulit sa aking buhay. Naging masaya po ako at nagkaroon ng pag-asa sa buhay. Ngayon po ay natupad ang isa kong pangarap na makabili ng makina.” 


Financial empowerment

As one of the program supporters, BPI aims to empower repatriated OFWs by helping them manage their finances through learning webinars and by mobilizing volunteers and sponsors. BPI implements their programs through its business units BPI Foundation, BPI-Philam, and Remittance and Fund Transfers.

“This pandemic has been hard on everyone, but repatriated OFWs and their families have been particularly affected. OFWs have done so much to uplift our entire nation’s economy over the decades. It’s only right that we stand by them now and help them get back on their feet and establish a financially secure life for themselves and their families,” said Reggie Cariaso, BPI Head of Corporate Banking Strategy, Products, and Support.

“Napakaganda po ng aking karanasan dahil nagkaroon po ako ng pag-asa sa buhay at talagang ipinangako ko po sa aking sarili na pagbubutihin ko po itong tulong na ibinigay sa akin ng Atikha at BPI Pamana Padala. At ang nagustuhan ko po dito ay ang mga taong kasapi dito na maaayos ang pakikitungo at napakamapagkumbaba at napakababait upang matulungan kaming lahat,” said Coronado.

BPI Foundation holds mentoring sessions for OFWs with BPI Unibankers as volunteer mentors. For its part, BPI Philam provides free COVID-19 insurance coverage worth P200,000. BPI’s Remittance and Fund Transfers offers financial grants and monthly mentoring sessions for chosen OFWs  and instills the value of saving using their BPI Pamana Padala account.

With opportunities such as the Balikabayanihan, returning OFWs are more empowered than ever to try their luck in their home country.

Palafox said, “Dito nalang po ako sa Pinas. Kahit mahirap po basta’t sama-sama kami ng mga anak ko. Kaya nagpapasalamat kami sa Balikabayanihan at sa BPI. Ang tanging hinahangad ko po sa aking sarili ay mapaunlad ko ang munting negosyo at magkaroon pa ng maraming kaalaman.”

Corporal shared another insight: “Natutunan ko po sa Balikabayanihan na kailangan po tayong magtulungan para makabangon ulit sa hamon ng buhay.”

Visit www.bpifoundation.org to know more about BPI’s initiatives and programs.

Sangobion +IRON: Healthy Blood for Stronger Immunity

  Ito ang Dugong Pinoy! 3 Mommies Share How They Keep Their Blood Healthy to Strengthen Their Immunity   2020 has presented numerous cha...