Beyond Boundaries: Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, MateBook D 16 2024, and FreeClip Raise the Bar for Portable Innovation and Creative Mastery

Step into the future of portable excellence with Huawei’s latest unveils—the MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, MateBook D 16 2024, and FreeClip launching in the Philippines on January 11, 2024.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, [January 4, 2023] – Huawei has confirmed that it is bringing its latest innovations into the Pacific region, including the Philippines. After a successful launch in Dubai, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024, and HUAWEI FreeClip are set to redefine the way Filipino consumers work, create, and innovate starting this January 11, 2024.

A Decade-Long Journey of Innovation in Tablet and PC Industry

Huawei tablets have emerged as industry leaders, defying the global decline in the tablet market since 2016 by maintaining a commitment to innovation, continuing this on later to other devices such as PCs. While many competitors withdrew from the market, Huawei persisted in research and development, introducing groundbreaking products to enhance consumer experiences. Today, their HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch and HUAWEI MateBook D 16 are frontrunners in the industry.

Initially focusing on entertainment, Huawei shifted its tablet focus to productivity in response to consumer demands. The MediaPad M6, for example, introduced the App Multiplier, marking the shift from entertainment hubs to productivity tools. The HUAWEI MatePad Pro, with features like Multi-Screen Collaboration, further blurred the lines between tablets, phones, and other devices, boosting efficiency in office work.

The company’s tablets have incorporated practical materials and innovative design. Breakthroughs in hardware, such as improved stylus pressure sensitivity and enhanced connectivity, underscore Huawei’s dedication to cutting-edge technology over its decade-long tablet journey, supported by thousands of technical patents driving industry progress.

Today, Huawei ships over 100 million tablets a year, a testament to their investment and dedication to meeting user needs. This success is also mirrored by their PC products which marry aesthetics with technologies like Super Turbo and HUAWEI Metaline Antenna.

Huawei’s achievements in the PC market are also attributed to the company’s user-centric commitment to excellence across the various facets—ranging from craftsmanship and technologies to ecosystem construction. This dedication has allowed Huawei to steadily emerge as a leader in the PC industry.

The integration of artificial intelligence further elevates performance and user experiences, marking Huawei’s steady emergence as a leader in the PC industry. Their latest MateBook D 16 has become the first ever recipient of the SGS Switzerland’s 5-star Wi-Fi signal capability certification and can be synonymous with a seamless blend of power and elegance.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch: The Creative Powerhouse
A creative powerhouse for artists, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch is designed for maximum comfort and optimized experience. Sleek, and elegant, it comes in a futuristic green and golden black color that’s versatile enough for daily outfits yet shines enough to impress.

HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024: Compact and Lightweight Power

Celebrated for its exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology, and futuristic design, the HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 is now poised to capture the hearts of Filipinos. This high-performing laptop is meticulously crafted for purposeful lifestyles, delivering a boost to users’ potential for achieving greatness. With its immersive 16-inch HUAWEI FullView Display and a lightweight body, the HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 breaks through space limitations, granting users the liberty to create, learn, and work seamlessly.

HUAWEI’S FreeClip: Boundless Audio for All-Day Listening

With a nature-inspired design and a comfortable open-ear listening experience, the HUAWEI FreeClip is a game-changer in portable audio-listening. The newest earbuds provide a more immersive and detailed sound experience compared to traditional sound technology. With up to 36 hours of battery life and a versatile clip-on earring design, they cater to various user needs, blending style, comfort, and technology.

The Future is a Seamless Device for Smart, Creative and Efficient Collaboration

As Huawei continues to push the boundaries of innovation, these two devices are poised to set new standards in the Philippine tech scene. Witness the new wave at HUAWEI’S VIP Preview this January 6 to 28, 2024 happening at all HUAWEI Experience Stores. Stay tuned for more updates on Huawei’s social media accounts @huaweimobilePH.

Those who are eager to try Huawei’s newest products can save big through the early bird promo. The limited-time offer lets you get P3,000 off on the HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 from January 11 to February 29, 2024, and P5,000 off on the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, and P1,000 off on the HUAWEI FreeClip from January 26 to February 29, 2024, available on Shopee, Lazada, TikTok, and HUAWEI stores nationwide.

For more information on the Huawei MateBook D 16, MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, and FreeClip can also be found via these links. MateBook D 16 2024, MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, and FreeClip.

Jumpstart your business journey this holiday season with Santé

Manila, Philippines – December 11, 2023 – The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and giving, and as the year draws to a close, many of us are not only looking forward to festivities but also seeking new avenues for personal growth and financial freedom.

This season, why not make your holidays not only joyful but also financially rewarding by exploring a business opportunity? There are also health and wellness products that can help you and your potential customers realize the essence of well-being.

Start your Journey to Financial Stability

One particularly promising avenue for those seeking to make this holiday season merrier than ever before is through the Santé business opportunity. Santé, one of the fastest-growing distribution and direct selling companies globally, is dedicated to helping people live better lives through organic natural health and wellness products and services.

With over 16 years of experience and having worked with thousands of Filipinos worldwide, Santé offers a stable business model. Santé offers an efficient and innovative e-commerce application, the Santé Mobile App, which streamlines business management. Additionally, the company has a user-friendly website that ensures hassle-free and convenient shopping. Whether you have business experience or not, the Santé Partnership Program aims to help you jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey.

Incentives that Truly Reward

Santé values the contributions of its business partners and, through its partnership program, expresses gratitude with a range of incentives. These may include bonuses and rewards designed to support their business growth and help them achieve personal goals. This demonstrates our dedication to acknowledging and appreciating the efforts of individuals who become part of the Santé family.

Continuous Learning for Continuous Growth

Santé regularly helps beyond the business opportunities it offers, as it actively invests in the growth of its partners. Regular business training through Santé Engage ensures that business owners have access to educational programs that help them grow their businesses, improve leadership skills, and foster personal development.

A Business Model for the Future

Santé boasts a roster of premium health and wellness products, specifically its Santé Barley, certified organic by BioGro. This nutrient-rich grass, grown in Canterbury, New Zealand, is Biogro and Halal certified, making it a reliable foundation for various products catering to different lifestyle needs, such as nutraceutical vitamins, health beverages, and wellness products.

“Aside from celebrating this holiday season, we encourage you to seize the opportunity to make it merrier and more financially rewarding. The Santé Partnership Program is not just about selling products; it’s about building a sustainable business that brings value to individuals’ lives,” said Joey Marcelo, the Chief Executive Officer of Santé.

Today, the company operates in 10 countries, with plans to expand to more countries in the future. As Santé dedicates itself to delivering high-quality health and wellness products, it empowers business owners to reach new heights and nurture their growth. The company forms a supportive community that uplifts and champions not just Filipinos but also people from other nationalities, helping them to achieve their dreams through its capable business system, offering hope for a better life.

Reasons You Should Shop at Noel Bazaar with Maya

MANILA, Philippines — Get ready for a shopping experience like never before as Maya, the #1 Digital Banking App in the Philippines, brings a wonderland of savings and delights at Noel Bazaar. Here are some irresistible reasons why this season’s shopping experience is a must with Maya:

Abundance of Gifts for All
Noel Bazaar transcends a mere shopping haven for you and your loved ones; it unfolds as a treasure trove of delightful surprises for your pets too! From chic fashion finds, unique gift items, to pet-friendly goodies, Maya turns your shopping spree into a journey of self-discovery and thoughtful gifting for everyone you cherish.

Support Local
Maya champions local businesses at Noel Bazaar, where merchants proudly accept Maya as a convenient mode of payment. By choosing Maya, you not only shop but also contribute to the growth of local businesses, adding a meaningful layer to your shopping experience.

Exclusive Rewards Await
Unlock a world of exclusive rewards with Maya as the official bank partner of Noel Bazaar. Choosing Maya as your preferred mode of payment opens the door to a delightful surprise – revel in the joy of receiving up to P5,000 in cashback, while giving your holiday savings an exhilarating boost of up to 15% p.a., which is credited daily. Imagine immersing yourself in the holiday festivities while effortlessly growing your savings.

But the excitement doesn’t end there. With every transaction, you automatically enter the thrilling iPhone 15 Giveaway, adding an extra layer of excitement to your festive shopping experience.

Seamlessly scan Maya QR with any QRPH participating e-wallet or bank app for not just convenient payments, but also exclusive Maya giveaways. Present your single receipt with the QRPH transaction at the Maya booth and claim your rewards effortlessly.

Spreading Cheer Beyond Your Cart
Noel Bazaar transcends mere satisfaction; it’s the bazaar that keeps on giving, not only to shoppers but also to those in need. During the opening of the World Trade Center leg on November 24, GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Give-A-Gift: Alay sa Batang Pinoy hosted a heartwarming gift-giving activity, spreading holiday cheer to cancer-stricken kids and embodying the true spirit of the season. To amplify its impact on worthwhile causes, a portion of the proceeds from the bazaar will support the GMA Kapuso Foundation and Inquirer Foundation.

Catch Noel Bazaar at Okada until December 17 and let Maya be your festive companion for your holiday shopping. For updates and more information, visit and Follow Maya at @mayaiseverything (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok) and @mayaofficialph (Twitter).

ArenaPlus and BingoPlus committed to up the excitement of 48th PBA Commissioner’s Cup

METRO MANILA – ArenaPlus, the Official Sports Entertainment Gateway of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and its Official Bingo Entertainment Partner, BingoPlus, fully committed to make PBA Season 48 truly exceptional by bringing the entertainment and excitement level of basketball fans to new heights.

The official sportsbook of the PBA hyped up the season for basketball fans by presenting this years PBA Annual Leo Awards that recognizes the exceptional players of the previous season. Named after the leagues founding commissioner, Leo Prieto, the Leo 2023 awardees were led by San Miguels Junemar Fajardo who received his historic seventh Most Valuable Player Award during the opening ceremonies.

The brands very own AstigGirls and BingGirls joined the opening day entertainment extravaganza that featured young actress Chie Filomeno, boy group Alamat and the rollicking performances of Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola.

Leading up to the PBA opening, ArenaPlus co-presented the PBA Fun Run 2023 last October 22 at Bridgetown Destination Estate in Pasig City. Thousands of fans participated in this interactive event to show support for their favorite PBA teams and to enjoy the authentic PBA experiences at the ArenaPlus booth where they can play games, win prizes, and take home free merchandise as souvenirs.

The brands official dance group, the Astig Girls provided more fun and high energy at the event. PBA court idols Simon Enciso of the San Miguel Beermen, Jio Jalalon and Abu Tratter of Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters rookie Keith Datu, and Blackwater Bossing coach Jeffrey Cariaso played games with fans at the brands booth and ran with their fans on the track.

Following this pre-opening event, BingoPlus and ArenaPlus also provided fun and entertainment at the 2-day PBA Media Day held on October 24-25 at One Esplanade in Pasay City. In a Filipino culture-themed event, all twelve PBA teams gathered in preparation for the season. The GILAS Pilipinas mens basketball team also attended the event to show support for the competing teams.

D uring the opening, ArenaPlus’ official ambassador, Scottie Thompson of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, expressed his gratitude towards the brand for supporting the PBA and his basketball career.

“We’re truly excited about this PBA season. I feel truly blessed to be part of the ArenaPlus family, which has given me unwavering support for my PBA and GILAS journeys. ArenaPlus is truly committed to working hand in hand with the PBA and to make basketball enjoyable and entertaining for all Filipino fans anytime, anywhere, Scottie said.

ArenaPlus and BingoPlus proudly stand as the flagship brands of Digiplus Interactive Corp, solidifying its position as a leading gaming and leisure provider in the country. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, Digiplus Interactive Corp continues to enrich the gaming experience for Filipino players across the nation. To know more, download the app now in Google Play and App Store.

Kinetix Lab: Accessible Fitness for All

Manila Philippines, (October 2023) – In the world of fitness and strength training, Kinetix Lab stands out as a shining example of a gym that not only helps people reach their fitness goals but also champions inclusivity and accessibility for all. Founded on the philosophy of “Strength in Movement,” Kinetix Lab is not just a gym; it’s a place where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive on their fitness journey.

Its core philosophy emphasizes holistic wellness and fitness. It’s about more than just lifting weights; it’s about moving, feeling, and living better. What sets Kinetix Lab apart is its certified coaches and physiotherapists who collaborate to ensure client well-being. Certified coaches provide personalized training programs while physiotherapists focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Kinetix Lab fosters a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where individuals of all fitness levels, backgrounds, and ages can come together to pursue their health and wellness goals.

One of the core principles that sets Kinetix Lab apart is its commitment to inclusivity. From the moment you step through the doors, you can feel the difference. There’s no room for intimidation or judgment here. Accessibility is key at the renowned strength and conditioning gym. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the gym, they welcome everyone with open arms. Individualized training is a cornerstone of Kinetix Lab. Your fitness journey is tailored to your goals and limitations.

The gym promotes inclusivity, creating a comfortable and supportive environment free from intimidation. Kinetix Lab isn’t just a gym; it’s a place to learn. Gain knowledge about your body, movement, and long-term fitness maintenance.

Joining Kinetix Lab means becoming part of a community that shares your passion for health and fitness. Your well-being is an investment. Kinetix Lab offers expertise and resources to help you succeed, whether you seek strength, flexibility, weight loss, or improved overall health.

Don’t let barriers or doubts hold you back from achieving your fitness goals. Embrace the philosophy of Strength in Movement at Kinetix Lab, where accessible fitness is a reality.

Kinetix Lab’s experts have taken it a step further by introducing Kinetix+, a luxury boutique gym featuring a line of AI-driven equipment and facilities dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art injury prevention and recovery treatment among so many others. Every corner is specifically designed and curated to help every member have a redefined training experience.

Invest in your well-being today; your body and future self will thank you. Join Kinetix Lab and discover the joy of accessible fitness.

Ready to Zoom-Back to School with your New Motorcycle?
MDPPA Shares Motorcycle Safety Tips for the New School Year

Muntinlupa City, Philippines – Back-to-school season is here, and yes, it’s the time of the year again when students start preparing for a new school year that means commuting to and from schools.

With motorcycles being a prevalent mode of transportation, educating students, parents, and even schools about motorcycle safety are crucial to promoting road safety among Filipinos. That is why, in time for the back-to-school season, the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) in extensive partnership with Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are here to share some essential safety tips to ensure a smooth journey to school.

Remember the Philippine motorcycle laws. One thing about Philippine motorcycle laws is there is a lot to remember, yet every single one is strictly implemented. One of which is the Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. It is an act that bans “any person from driving the vehicle with a child on board on public roads where there is a heavy volume of vehicles.”

But there are some specifics in this law that every rider should remember. Since some parents use the motorcycle to drop off and pick up their child, the condition is the child should be able to “comfortably reach his/her feet on the standard foot pegs of the motorcycle.” The other clause to note is the child’s arm should be able to reach around and grasp the waist of the motorcycle rider. They also should be strong enough to hold onto the driver firmly. Every rider needs to remember these specifics, as the safety and well-being of children should be a top priority.

Invest in proper motorcycle safety gear. Parents should be capable of providing high-quality motorcycle gear for their children. One thing to always prioritize is providing a budget for a durable helmet to protect the child rider from head from injuries. This is also important because it is required by law (Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009) for anyone who will ride a motorcycle.

It also pays to invest in other proper motorcycle gear like gloves, elbow and knee pads, non-slip footwear, and reflective gear such as vests and jackets for visibility, among others.

Learn the proper way to use Motorcycle. For many, riding a motorcycle may seem as simple as riding a bicycle. However, there is much to learn about the correct techniques, from hopping into it and maintaining the right posture to navigating various road conditions. Members of the MDPPA, including Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, are developing programs that anybody may join to ensure that you receive the required education regarding traffic safety.

Teach children about proper road safety. It helps to introduce them to basic traffic rules and regulations specific to motorcycle riders, such as proper lane usage, signaling, and obeying traffic signs and signals. Instruct them to be responsible passengers by holding onto designated handles or the rider’s waist, keeping their feet on the footrests, and remaining still during the ride. Train children to be observant and alert on the road, identifying potential hazards such as potholes, debris, or other vehicles and communicating these hazards to the rider. Teach them to use designated pedestrian crossings, look both ways before crossing, and wait for a safe gap in traffic when dismounting from the motorcycle and crossing the road as pedestrians
As the new school year begins, students, parents, and schools need to prioritize motorcycle safety. By familiarizing themselves with Philippine motorcycle laws, investing in proper safety gear, and teaching children about road safety; we can create a safer environment for students traveling on motorcycles.

Continuing its commitment to bring safer roads for Filipino students, MDPPA has been actively engaging students, the faculty members and school administrators with the proper ways on how to ride and maintain motorcycles, along with the relevant road safety regulations by bringing a free Generation Road Safety Seminars to select schools all over the country

To learn more about Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), visit its website at or check its Facebook page.

How to Portion Control for Weight Loss: 8 Tips on Serving and Plating Food

by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, CSOWM, FAND
Senior Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife

The mix of the ever changing temperature from heat to the rainy season is in full swing, and as we celebrate Nutrition Month in the Philippines, it’s essential to take a moment to reflect on our eating habits. While we may not experience the cold winters that some countries do, we can still face challenges when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. Filipinos tend to indulge in flavorful dishes and savory meals during this season that may lead to potential weight gain. However, fear not! With an abundance of delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables available locally, this presents a perfect opportunity to embrace healthier eating habits. Remember, portion control is just as vital as the nutritious foods we include on our plates!

If you’re looking to shed weight, portion control is a great method to help you monitor how much you’re eating by keeping your calories in check. Remember, a portion is the amount of food you put on your plate, while a serving is an exact amount of food. The idea is to understand what your body needs and just eat to that level.  Oftentimes, we overeat because we feel we must finish all that’s on our plate or restaurants have pre-determined giant portions, which leads to weight gain.

The way we serve and plate our food greatly influences how much we eat. If you eat a healthy diet, you might think that it would be hard to overeat.  But plenty of people who fill their plates with healthy foods actually struggle with their weight because they simply eat way too much.

In fact, according to a meta-analysis published in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, the use of portion-controlled plates among study subjects resulted in significant reductions in body weight, body mass index, and waist circumference.

8 Practical Tips to Help You Control Your Portions

The idea that “your eyes are bigger than your stomach” really applies here.  When you’re loading up your plate, you’re relying on what you see to determine your portion, which is often a lot more than what you can – or should – eat.

And, as aforementioned, there’s a difference between a “serving” and a “portion”.  Serving sizes are what you see on the nutrition facts panel of food packages – but that may or may not reflect the amount that you actually eat.   We are programmed to finish whatever is put in front of us, whether it’s a lot or a little. That’s your “portion.” And, oftentimes, the only way you know that you’re finished eating is when the empty plate tells you, “I’m done.”

Here are a few habits that can help you with portion control when serving and plating your meals:

1. Choose smaller serving containers.
From soup to nuts, any dish served from a large container could encourage you to eat more of it. According to the University of Cambridge, people consume more food and drink when offered larger-sized portions, packages, or tableware than smaller-sized versions. So, to manage your portions, try serving from a smaller bowl or saucepan.

2. Opt for smaller utensils.
You’ll serve yourself more if you use a large serving spoon than you will from a smaller one, so be aware of how much you’re putting on your plate. “Just a couple of scoops” of anything can add up really fast when the scoop is the size of a shovel.

3. Consider the size of your plates.
When you use a smaller plate, it looks as if it holds more food – which means your eyes are telling you that this plate of food will be more filling.  So, if you’re trying to cut calories by cutting portion sizes, trim the size of your plate, too.

4. Consider the height and width of your drinking glasses.
If you’re trying to curb your intake of liquid calories, consider the size and shape of the glass you use. Tall skinny glasses appear to hold much more than short, wide ones – which fools your eyes into thinking that your stomach will be getting more.

5. Plate up in the kitchen instead of at the table.
Serving food family style makes it easy for everyone to help themselves, which is why it’s not such a good idea if you’re trying to control portions. With serving dishes on the table, it’s too easy to have “just another spoonful.” Instead, portion out your meal in the kitchen. The only serving dishes you should keep on the table are those holding low-calorie veggies and salads.

6. Consider the plate color.
I’m not suggesting that you go out and buy new plates, but keep in mind that the color of your plate can affect your ability to visualize how much you’re eating. When there’s a large contrast between the color of the food and the color of the plate – picture a dark square of chocolate cake on a bright white plate – it’s easier to visualize the portion, which makes it easier to control how much you are eating.

7. Eat lower-calorie foods first.
When you’re really hungry and you’re serving yourself a plate of food, you’re likely to serve yourself more of the highest-calorie foods that are available, and you’re also likely to dig into them first once you sit down to eat, meaning you’re going fill up on those high-calorie foods first!
If this sounds like you, try digging into your salad or veggies first – that way, you’ll start to fill up with the lowest-calorie items first, which leaves less room for the heavier stuff.

8. Use your plate as a guide.
Your plate could also serve as a guide on how to divide up the components of your meal. The recommendations below are rough estimates since each person has unique dietary needs, but they can be a useful guide – especially when you’re eating in a restaurant.
Vegetables or salad: about ½ of your plate
Protein: about ¼ of your plate
Complex Carbs (such as whole grains and starchy vegetables): about ¼ of your plate
When dining out, try to watch out for these factors and see how they can influence your eating habits.

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The enduring power of nature’s blends in keeping us well

Sekaya assembles wellness experts to discuss the different ways botanicals support our health

Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya has always been passionate about nature’s life-nurturing gifts. It has been offering high-quality plant-based products with ingredients that have been traditionally used for their health-promoting benefits that are backed by science.

One of its beloved product lines is Sekaya Botanic Infusion, a curated roster of botanic infusions or natural blends to help address specific health goals and support one’s daily wellness. Served in plant-derived and non-toxic tea bags, all the ingredients of every infusion are carefully sourced from farms that have the United States’ Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Quality Assurance International (QAI) Organic Certification.

The brand has also made it its mission to educate people about how they can harness the wonderful benefits of nature to support their health and wellness through the Prescribing Nature series. This time around, Sekaya assembles wellness experts for Nature’s Blends How do botanic infusions keep us well? that aims to start a conversation about the different ways we can benefit from the powerful therapeutic properties of botanicals.

Aromatherapist and essential oil educator at The Oilbularyo Geri Gil joins the series with a discussion on Aromas Heal, on how aromatherapy is a holistic, complementary, and an alternative approach that works to support and help conventional medicine.

“Plant extracts are not silver bullets, but they are so supportive of our health and wellness. Having them in your home could be the wellness revolution you are looking for,” Gil says. “There is so much that plants offer in terms of restoring humans to optimum health and staying well.”

Certified tea master and educator Rocel Leoncio delivers a Tea Appreciation masterclass that emphasizes how drinking teas and botanic infusions is one of the easy healthy habits that people can adopt to enhance their daily lives and truly benefit from nature.

“Having a cup of tea and botanic infusion at least a day can help boost your energy or even help you wind down. You can even choose botanic infusions for your exact wellness concern, as they are usually made of purposely selected botanicals that have the therapeutic properties to specifically address that,” Leoncio explains. “Can’t sleep? Got an upset tummy? Want to beat the afternoon slump? You can find a botanic infusion for that.”

Functional medicine doctor Eca Lorenzo MD, FPCP closes out the Prescribing Nature session with a talk on Nutrition with Botanicals, affirming the transformative role of plants in maintaining one’s health, whether enjoyed as supplements, essential oils, or as plant-based beverages like teas and botanic infusions.

“I’d like to remind people that however wonderful natural health products are, they are not magic. You’ll get the best from them if you’re also mindful of what and how you eat; that you move your body; get good quality sleep; and manage stress well,” Dr. Lorenzo points out. “Additionally, it’s crucial to choose natural products of high quality. To ensure that they retain the actual benefits of the plant’s constituents, and they’re safe and free from contamination with microbes, molds, heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxic residues.”

Kimi Abapo, Marketing Manager at Synnovate, assures consumers that Sekaya Botanic Infusion and all the brand’s product lines are designed with excellence in mind.

“Our goal is to raise the bar of natural health products in the Philippines. This way, Filipinos will be able to fully experience the powerful benefits of nature” Abapo underlines. “They deserve nothing less than high-quality natural products that contain the best ingredients and comply with industry standards to ensure efficacy, safety, and purity. We’re proud to say that at Sekaya, these have always been our benchmark.”

Sekaya is a Filipino plant-based brand that provides natural, science-backed products to support your health goals and daily wellness. Since 2020, the brand has been organizing Prescribing Nature sessions that bring together experts from the natural wellness space to discuss certain topics about the consumption of natural health products. These sessions are meant to encourage them to be more cognizant and discerning about these products, so they will be able to fully experience the wonderful benefits of nature in their lives.

Sekaya is under Synnovate, the natural products division of UNILAB. Learn more about how you can benefit from Sekaya’s plant-based solutions and get health tips and information at and by following @sekayaph on Facebook and Instagram.

USANA Invites You to Prioritize Your Health and Test Your #iWillpower
A Test Of Willpower: Prioritizing your health

Post-pandemic, the buzzword is wellness.

According to the Trendipedia 2023 study, Filipinos are becoming more conscious of their health and wellness. This has prompted Filipinos to reevaluate their lifestyle choices and to make their health a priority.

Global nutrition company USANA, a leading company that develops and manufactures nutritional supplements, foods, and personal care products, is gearing up to unveil this August the #iWill Challenge: A Test of Willpower campaign. It aims to ignite a dramatic change in the way Filipinos put premium on their health and well-being by asking Filipinos “what are you willing to do to have a better quality of life in the future?”. It calls for Filipinos to provide compelling reasons to take the first step or continue leading an active and healthy life – not just for themselves but also for their loved ones.

“We are passionate about igniting the willpower of people to persist in being healthy and active. The #iWill campaign aims to empower Filipinos to make conscious choices that prioritize their well-being and pave the way for a more vibrant future,” says Joyce Ramallosa, USANA Philippines senior sales manager.

Initiating positive change may appear simple, but the real difficulty lies in maintaining commitment and consistency. Through this campaign, USANA challenges Filipinos to dig deeper and delve into their personal motivations, commonly referred to as their “why,” when embarking on their wellness journeys.

Motivations for embracing a healthier lifestyle vary across different age groups. For the elderly population, the desire to experience and engage in physical activities with younger family members and create lasting memories serves as a powerful motivation.

In contrast, individuals in their prime years may be driven by the eagerness to explore the world with a fit physique. The aspiration to embark on adventures, indulge in outdoor activities, and fully immerse themselves in new experiences become the driving force for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

For others, the yearning to participate in social activities without limitations becomes a primary motivation. Whether it’s joining friends for a recreational sports league, taking part in community events, or simply feeling confident and comfortable in social settings, the desire to lead an active and vibrant social life inspires individuals to prioritize their well-being.

Regardless of age, finding one’s motivation is crucial for fostering long-term dedication to a healthier lifestyle. It acts as a powerful reminder of the rewards that come with embracing physical activity, supporting the body with formulated nutrition, and making conscious choices for overall well-being. By identifying their personal “why,” individuals can tap into a deep sense of purpose and commitment, fueling their determination to stay dedicated to a healthier lifestyle throughout their lives.

At the forefront of this campaign are the dynamic duo of volleyball athlete Ponggay Gaston and triathlete Nikko Huelgas. They will showcase their unwavering commitment to prioritizing their health to excel in their respective sports of volleyball and triathlons. Their displays of willpower serve as powerful examples, inspiring others to embrace a healthier lifestyle and pursue their own wellness goals as well.

To learn more about USANA, visit their website at for more information.

Caring Beyond Beauty: Watsons and Operation Smile Philippines Transforming Lives Together

unities throughout the Philippines. In a recent collaboration, Watsons joined forces with Operation Smile Philippines (OSP) to conduct a medical mission in Cauayan, Isabela – marking their second initiative of the year.

The mission not only paved the way for giving back smiles to 60 beneficiaries, all children with cleft palate condition, but also a more meaningful experience for the Watsons employees who volunteered and took part in this endeavor.

A total of 35 Watsons employees left their official tasks momentarily and joined the Isabela OSP mission. Truly, it was one extraordinary experience that left a lasting impression on everyone.

Pharmacy Manager Ellyrose Simplina of Watsons Isabela talks about her experience of being a part of the mission, “As a volunteer for OSP Mission, it is very rewarding. Especially when we see the smiles of the patients and the parents after a successful operation gives happiness to our hearts and gives us a sense of purpose. Indeed you can find happiness by helping others,”

The mission also helped in making the team effort best work together and how they can be hands-on in taking care of the beneficiaries. The volunteers helped in different aspects such as doing the final screening of the patients, interviewing parents, filling up the patient records,, and even post-operative hygiene care to assist the patients properly and make the process easier.

“My experience as a volunteer of the OSP mission taught me empathy, compassion, and teamwork. Working with people whom you have never met before can be intimidating at times but it helped me strengthen my communication skills and to see the smile of each patient makes it valuable and rewarding,” Pharmacist Sabrina Faye Reyes shares of her Isabela mission experience.

“We are delighted to witness the profound impact of our partnership with Operation Smile Philippines. Through this collaboration, we are not only transforming lives but also reaffirming our commitment to employee volunteerism and making a positive difference in the communities we serve.”, said Sharon Decapia, Marketing AVP of Watsons Philippines.

Watsons takes great pride in sharing this humbling and inspiring experience with its entire team. This partnership in the Philippines exemplifies A.S. Watson’s global commitment to bringing 10,000 perfect smiles in collaboration with Operation Smile. With two successful medical missions completed this year, Watsons has plans to organize an additional medical mission in the coming months, with a mission in Tacloban already scheduled.