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Robin Padilla embraces organic lifestyle, promotes use of natural cough medicine

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • With Robin Padilla’s new organic lifestyle, there is no better time than now for him to be the newest brand endorser of natural cough medicine, ASCOF Lagundi. This was revealed during a grand press launch held at 55 Events Place yesterday.

    At first, the award-winning actor was hesitant about the project because he thought he would be endorsing a synthetic product --, something he tries to avoid because he prefers to use herbal medicines in real life.

    “‘Nung unang pinitch sa akin ‘to, sabi ko ayaw ko ng mga gamot kasi hindi ako uminom ng gamot kasi kami ni Mariel organic [living]… pero ‘nung nakita ko na organic talaga ang ASCOF Lagundi [pumayag na agad ako],” says Robin in an interview when he visited LAC Farms, one of the country’s biggest OCCP (Organic Certification Center of the Philippines), GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified organic farm owned by Pascual Laboratories, the maker of ASCOF Lagundi.

    Robin and wife Mariel Rodriguez believe that one should choose herbal medicines because it is natural unlike synthetic ones that may cause liver deterioration.

    “Marami po tayong gamot na maiinom na available over-the-counter na gagamutin ‘yung sakit mo pero sisirain naman ‘yung liver mo,” says Robin.

    Cough being one of the most common sicknesses in the Philippines resulted in the increase in number of cough medicines, all with claims to be the most effective in addressing it. While this is true, not all brands can claim that they are natural and organic.

    ASCOF Lagundi, an herbal medicine, is one of the few that can claim that it is natural, organic, and effective against cough. It has a luwag-tunaw combo action against cough—a bronchodilating effect that widens inflamed/constricted air passageways in the lungs, giving relief to the patient, and a mucolytic action that melts phlegm for easier expectoration.

    “‘Yung Chairman ng aming company, si Dr. Abraham F. Pascual, ay may advocacy na mag-develop ng natural products kasi marami talaga sa Philippines na halaman na may medicinal properties so it’s his advocacy to develop products that will be good for the consumers. We find that we are aligned with Mr. Robin Padilla’s own advocacy kaya naman siya ang kinuha namin as endorser for ASCOF,” says Ayne Rili, ASCOF’s Senior Brand Manager.

    “Ang maganda sa ASCOF ay sila ‘yung unang brand na gumamit ng Lagundi. Iyong ASCOF, 19 years na sila,’yung iba sumunod na lang,” says Robin.

    Having produced Lagundi leaves from its own certified-organic farm, you can only expect that PascualLab uses the best ingredients, coupled with strict quality standards and modern technology.

    With the couple’s newly shared interest and practice, Robin says that it brought them to different countries to really study the lifestyle. While Robin says that explaining this kind of living will be a long discussion, he says that his biggest takeaway is feeling lighter and more at ease with his body every day.

    Practicing this way of living for almost three years now, the action star feels responsible to share his discovery to everyone because it is good for one’s overall wellness.

    “Meron tayong moral obligation sa mga taong naniniwala sa atin na dalhin natin sila sa tama. Ito ang paraan natin to give back, [to only endorse] the truth. Itong organic medicine is the best na maibibigay natin sa tao,” says Robin.

    DepEd affirms: We are ready for K to 12!

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  • ★JayL Aquino
  • "On this 5th year of K to 12 implementation, we are running a marathon and I can already see the finish line. We are on our last mile," said Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC after presenting a midterm report to the 16th Congress on the K to 12 Basic Education Program.

    In his presentation, Luistro outlined developments in the implementation of the K to 12 Program, specifically, the provision of fundamental education inputs from 2010 to 2014. He asserted that, “All 220 divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) have finished planning and have figures on enrolment a year in advance. Plans were reviewed per division and against national figures then we [took results and] consulted with industry representatives.”

    Since 2010 to 2014, DepEd has filled 128,055 new teacher items and constructed a total of 88,805 classrooms. DepEd expects 1.2M to 1.6M students from public high schools to enter Grade 11 in 2016 and 2017.

    Of the 7,914 public high schools, DepEd identified 5,020 as potential Senior High Schools that are expected to accommodate 1.6M to 2.2M students. The remaining 800k to 1M students are expected to go to non-DepEd schools such as private high schools, private HEIs, SUCs and LUCs offering Senior High School.

    Amid criticisms, the education chief encouraged openness to dialogue and extended gratitude to partners in the legislative who were instrumental in creating the Enhanced Basic Education Act and ensuring that no learners are left behind.

    “The curriculum is done and it is the first time in history that it can be accessed in its entirety in the DepEd website,” Luistro said. He added that while it is complete, the Department welcomes feedback from the public. He maintains that education is everyone’s responsibility.

    Commenting on the strengths of the K to 12 Program, Luistro said, “We looked at the exits (of the K to 12 curriculum). Each Filipino should have skills in Information Technology, Learning and Innovation, Communication, and Life Skills. Mas importante po ang life skills, hindi lang ang nakukuha sa libro. Every Filipino will have the skills to be able to go to school, start their own businesses or be employed.”

    Amid claims that a number of teachers stand to be unemployed because of the K to 12 Program, Luistro gave his assurance saying, "The situation is manageable. We will be hiring an estimated 30,000 to 41,000 high school teachers for 2016 and 2017 and we will give priority to the displaced teaching and non-teaching staff."

    In his closing remarks, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. vowed to block attempts by Congress to suspend the K to 12 Program’s implementation saying, “We in Congress have given them the law and it cannot be suspended. Based on the discussion today, I think they [DepEd] are on the right track.”

    As of March 5, there are 1,116 private schools that applied for SHS permits for SY 2016. Luistro said, “By the end of March, we will be able to issue actual probationary permits (for these applicants).”

    Enter a New World of Animation Unlike Any Before in “DRAGON NEST: THE WARRIOR’S DAWN”

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • The long wait is over, the English version of the worldwide online game phenomenon “Dragon Nest” is about to be experienced in the upcoming first of a trilogy of animation in “Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” this March 18.

    “Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” is from Mili Pictures, the first major animated feature from China aimed at world audiences and marks a breakthrough for the Chinese animation industry and will entertain audiences all over the world at the same time that it opens a door for more Chinese animated features soon to come. The picture garnered rave reviews during its Chinese release in July 2014 and established Mili as the leading player in Chinese animation.

    A thrilling adventure story in the style of “Lord of the Rings”, “Dragon Nest” spins the tale of the young teen Lambert, who joins a group of experienced dragon fighters to face the fearsome Black Dragon, which is menacing the land of Altera. Humans and Elves must overcome mutual distrust to battle the dragon and its huge force of frightening beasts.

    In the land of Altera, Humans and Elves, who have battled in decades past, maintain an uneasy peace, living in their separate territories. The mysterious and traitorous elf, Elena, tells of the Black Dragon, which is in hibernation in the Dark Mountains and beginning to stir; the beast forces – a huge army of fearsome beasts, loyal to the Black Dragon – are attacking human territories.

    The Elf Princess Nerwin and her able guard Liya head for the human capital of Saint’s Haven, hoping to convince the human King to ally with the elves to fight the dragon and its armies.

    Meanwhile, outside the human village of Carderock, the young boy Lambert encounters a phalanx of attacking beasts. He manages to warn his village of the coming attack, but escapes a group of attacking beasts only because he is saved at the last moment by the mercenary Varnak. Varnak pulls Lambert up to his flying ship – in Altera “sailing” ships are able to fly in the air – where Lambert meets Varnak’s fellow fighters, Gerrant and his sister Argenta. They take him to Saint’s Haven, where the King is skeptical of the need to risk his forces to fight the beasts.

    While based on the online game “Dragon Nest” – with 100 million registered users in China and fanatical fans all over the world – the movie also represents a new era in Chinese filmmaking. Mili has the specific goal of reaching worldwide audiences with movies that display the dazzling talent of Chinese artists, but which tell stories that are fully international in subject matter. The Chinese and English versions of “Dragon Nest” were thus planned and made simultaneously, and the worldwide release shortly follows the Chinese release.

    And now, soon in Philippine theaters from Axinite Digicinema, “Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” will open nationwide on March 18 (in 3D and 2D).

    SM CITY MARILAO’s Grandest 3 DAY Sale: March 13,14 & 15

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  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Excite your retail senses and get your shopping bags ready as we gear up for the next coming months of 2015! SM City Marilao brings the grandest 3 DAY Sale on March 13, 14, and 15, 2015.

    Enjoy a blowout of lifestyle experience, triple your shopping fun and bring the whole family as great discounts of up to 70% off shall be applied to countless items mall-wide. Get huge discounts and great bargains from SM Department Store, SM Hypermarket, Ace Hardware, Our Home, Toy Kingdom, Watson’s and SM Appliance Center, and at over 200 stores at the mall.

    Satisfy you’re the fashionista in you at ultra-low prices available at Payless, Bench, Plains & Prints, Polo Sport Assn, Penshoppe, Jewels, Mossimo, Human, Folded & Hung, Get Laud, Shapes, G By Guess, Jag, Oxygen, Mossimo, Sabella, People R People, Scoop, Arrow, Karimadon, For Me, Petit Monde, Xquisite and Giordano.

    Take the years off your age with the tip-top skin regimen promos from Bioessence, Dermclinic, Dermstrata, Dermtrend, Forever Flawless, Let’s Face It, Skin Perfect, Skin Station and Surgilight. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a fab haircut and hair color at Bench Fix and Shia Salon, where you can bid dull, dry hair au revoir at a special discount!

    Also, discover dinning selection at affordable prices and even tech treats on big discounts.

    SM Advantage Card, Prestige Card and BDO Rewards Card holders are also in great luck as there will be an additional 10% off on prices on top of the given discount exclusive from 10:00 AM-12:00NN on March 13 from participating anchor like The SM Store.

    The surprises do not end there because lucky shoppers may win in the 3 Day Sale raffle promo. By simply presenting a minimum purchase of P1000 receipt gives shoppers a chance to win one of two Suzuki Rader J 115 Fi during the draw on March 15. Increase your chance of winning by doubling your raffle coupons on Saturday and Sunday purchases.

    Hurry! Enjoy loads of shopping rewards. Bargain hunt only at SM City Marilao on its 3 Day Sale, snag the best deals and bring home loads and loads of goodies for you and your family!

    Mall hours will be from 10AM- 11PM on March 13 and 14, and 10AM to 10 PM on March 15.

    Jason Statham: The Right Face For The Job

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Discovered by film director Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, 47, has made a name of himself in action films. His latest film is “Wild Card” by Simon West who directed The Expendables 2.

    From cockney actor to star of action films such as Wild Card, has your career gone the way you wanted?

    The change came with the first Transporter by Luc Besson. I’ve always been quite sporty and kept in shape through competitive diving and martial arts. I was delighted when I was asked to do my first action scenes-all those years of training finally paid off! I really enjoyed it and the films went down well, so I thought it was worthwhile nurturing this talent. In England there aren’t that many ‘physical’ actors.

    It’s true that your films are far cry from James Ivory’s productions…

    (Laughs) Yes. Not many wigs or cups of tea.

    Who were your favourite figures in cinema as a teenager?

    Sylvester Stallone, with whom I’ve had the great honour of acting. And Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins in England. Have you seen Get Carter and The Long Good Friday? They’re real men’s films; today it’s difficult to find scripts of this quality. I don’t always appear in great films, but you’ve got to eat. It wasn’t really my idea to do action films; it was a lucky break and it doesn’t stop me acting in more scripted films like Snatch and The Bank Job.

    At 47, are you now looking for roles in drama films? 

    In 2013 I played a complex character who emerged from the pits of London in Crazy Joe [Hummingbird aka Redemption] and I prepared the role by having contact with homeless guys and veterans from the Iraqi war. I wanted to have more heavyweight projects, but the phone went one morning and my agent said “I have a role for you in a Hollywood action movie” and I naturally replied “Fine!”

    During the making of Expendables 3 you had a near-fatal accident. Are you now much more careful? 

     It was stupid. Basically I was driving a lorry and swerved to avoid another vehicle and the lorry fell into the sea. I couldn’t get out of the cockpit and up to the surface because I had so much heavy gear on – guns, jacket and boots. I nearly drowned! But these are the hazards of the business; there are always times when things can go wrong. Acting is a combat sport!

    WILDCARD” is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA. SHOWING ON FEBRUARY 18. NATIONWIDE!

    SM VALENZUELA Bags Top Tax Payer, Job Provider Awards

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  • ★JayL Aquino
  • Generating a total of 2,540 jobs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian and City Vice Mayor Eric Martinez (2nd from left) awards SM City Valenzuela as Top Job Provider. Joining honors are SM Supermalls President Annie S. Garcia (Middle-L), Regional Operations Manager for North Luzon Anna T. Datu (Middle-R) Regional Operations Manager for Human Resources Eddylene G. Coronel (2nd to the right) SM Mall Manager Jacqueline S. Tan (Left) and SM Valenzuela Assistant Mall Manager Emmanuel Gatmaitan (Right).

    20 companies was recently recognized by Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian for their significant role in shoring up the local government’s operations and development through their job generating businesses and tax payments during the 17th Charter Day Anniversary of the City Government of Valenzuela held at the City’s Astrodome.

    “We value our partners” said Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian. “These taxpayers and job providers have played significant roles in attaining the economic prosperity and employment growth for the city’s remarkable progress over the years” Mayor Gatchalian added.

    Awardees are grouped into Micro Companies, with capitalization of up to PhP 3 Million; Small Companies, with capitalization of more than PhP 3 Million to PhP 15 Million; Medium Companies, with capitalization of more than PhP 15 Million to PhP 100 Million; and Large Companies with capitalization of more than PhP 100 Million.

    Among the 20 companies that were honored, SM Valenzuela bagged the top tax payer and top job provider awards for 2014. For nine years in a row, SM Valenzuela has consistently topped the list of Valenzuela’s revenue sources and job opportunities in the private sector. Joining the list of top taxpayers in Valenzuela City were Meralco, San Miguel Corporation, Maynilad Water Services Incorporated and Manila North Tollways Corporation.

    Likewise, according to the city’s Public Employment Service Office Division Chief Luningning G. Martin, SM Valenzuela also remains the leading job creator, generating a total of 2,540 jobs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. At least 10 companies were awarded for Top job provider that included CDO Foodsphere Inc, Multiplast Corporation, Multirich Foods Corporation, Pure Snacks Food House Corporation, Manly Plastics Inc, London Industrial Products Inc., Donutification Corporation, Dowi Hosieri Mills Inc., D.M Consunji Inc. and Wilcon Builder’s Depot Incorporated.

    EUROTILES at WORLDBEX 2015! #EurotilesAtWorldbex2015

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
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    EUROTILES INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and one of the Philippines’ leading manufacturer of high quality ceramic tiles, adhesive and grout and other construction products is joining the WORLDBEX 2015! Worldbex is Philippines' most comprehensive building and construction show that exhibits construction equipment, building materials, interior decor items, garden and landscaping tools and accessories, DIY home improvement kits, lighting systems, alternative energy sources and such other products in an ambience well suited for extensive business growth and networking.

    Eurotiles Industrial Corporation, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company is manufacturer of Philippine ceramic tiles that carry the trade name EUROTILES SUPERIOR CERAMIC TILES. The corporation was registered on June 1989 and started operation in 1991. The company complies with ISO 9001:2008 (Cert. No. PH 01/0030) for the design, development and manufacture of ceramic tiles.

    Eurotiles products such as Superior Ceramic Tiles, Porcelain Tile Adhesive, Superior Tile Adhesive and Grout are distributed through major construction stores, each with network of dealers covering key cities and selected growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In Metro Manila, Ceramic Plaza and Federal Hardware are flagship retailers of Eurotiles.

    They will also showcase in this event the TOTAL SOLUTIONS, a wide selection of imported products that will surely be an eye catching items for those people who want style and innovations in their homes, offices, etc. Visit Eurotiles’ booth located in the Main Hall of World Trade Center on March 11-15, 2015 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm!


    Get the chance to win a CASIO Tough Solar, a Bluetooth Speaker and a MI 10,400 MaH Powerbank just by sharing this blog post in your Facebook or Twitter. First like "" "JayL Aquino [Blogger] and "Eurotiles Superior Ceramic Tiles" Facebook pages. Please comment on the Eurotiles FB page " brought me here :)" Then share a link of this post in your Facebook wall (publicly) with the caption "Win Casio Tough Solar watch + Mi 10,400 MaH Powerbank + Bluetooth speaker! #EUROTILESAtWorldbex2015 -" 1 Share = 1 Entry. You can share on Facebook & Twitter, once a day/ Contest starts now and will end on March 15! The winners can get their prizes on the day of WorldBEX or at the Eurotiles office in Ortigas.  Don't forget to leave the links to your FB status/Twitter link by commenting below. Goodluck!


    Mind-Blowing Spectacle When “INSURGENT” Opens in Cinemas this March 19

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • The second instalment in the highly-successful young adult book phenomenon “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” translates to the big screen with returning cast including Golden Globe®-nominee Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best-seller of the same name. “The second film in the Divergent franchise takes the story and action to another level and we were able to blend gripping performances and mind-blowing spectacle to create a unique event on screen," said producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. “We cannot wait to share this experience with audiences around the world.”

    Directed by Robert Schwentke and written by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback - “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. Wherein Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” book series has already sold nearly 30 million copies around the world, “Insurgent” likewise poises to outgross the first Divergent film that grossed nearly $300 million at the global box office. The third and fourth installments in the franchise, Allegiant – Parts 1 & 2, are slated for (U.S.) release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.

    In the Philippines, the countdown has begun as March 19 nears when cinemas nationwide opens screens for the most awaited spectacle of the year that is “Insurgent.”
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