12 Gifts of Christmas for Each Discerning Individual

Filipinos are known to be grateful for every blessings received, that maybe the reason why we also love to reciprocate the generosity especially during the holidays. Through the years, scouting for the appropriate gifts during the holiday season is such a hard but lovely task. Coming up with the best gift to give to that special person shall truly be appreciated.

Here are some gift ideas that will surely be a hit:

Novuhair – For those who needs extra pampering on their crowning glory

Also known as Nature’s answer to hair loss, Novuhair is formulated with 19 natural ingredients – mostly herbal, essential oils and co-factor nutrients. This topical scalp lotion does not only help prevent the hair shedding malady, but also aids in stimulating growth of the “crowning glory.” It helps enhance improve overall appearance, maintain moisture, and promote nourishment and rejuvenation.

In the celebration of their 10th year in the industry, the brand and their long-time partner Mercury Drug is offering a whopping 64% savings on their promo pack Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion 200ml with free 120ml bottle.

For more info on the product, you may check their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/

Quezon Buffet GCs – For the foodie at heart

Quezon buffet is a run-for-the-bucks, art-deco themed buffet place located at Fisher Mall in Quezon ave. With their motto, quality & affordability, you will find the freshest ingredients used in all of their dishes.

This season, they have introduced their holiday menu that would rival your old family tradition with dishes such as Pork Loin Piña Ham, Chicken Galantina Meatloaf and Pork Morcon. Craving for sweets is no problem with their Puto Bumbong Halaya, Ube-Halaya Cheese Pandesal, Seet Potato casserole with Marshmallow and their Trio tower consisting of of Crinkles Velvet, Choco Crinkles & Peppermint Cupcakes.

Quezon Buffet GCs in denomination of Php500 are available for gifting. Quezon Buffet FB page: https://www.facebook.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant/

Hearty Bread – For the health buff

With the demand for healthier food, Hearty Bread brings you affordable Gluten-Free, Sugar Free breads that will help you stay healthy this season. They also have Gluten-Free, Sugar-free Choco-Chip monster cookies that are certified- sinless treat.

Available in most Rustans Marketplace. Check out their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/heartybreadph/

Healthy Mama’s Kitchen Ham – For the healthy foodie

Sister-company of Hearty Bread, Healthy Mama’s Ham will give you a whole new level of ham that are Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Nitrate-Free hence you can rest assured that these hams are devoid of preservatives unlike most of the ones available in the market.

For availability, check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyMamasKitchen/

The Spa Wellness CardsFor Wellness enthusiasts

The premier wellness establishment – The spa introduces their new wellness cards which are perfect gives to those who needs extra pampering.

The Spa Wellness Cards give you 10 one-hour Classic Massages at a discount! Deluxe @ 7,999, Executive @9,999, Junior Suite @ 11,999 and Premier Suite @ 12,999.

For more details, visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thespawellness/

The Spa Wellness Essential oil blendsFor those into aroma therapy

The Spa Wellness is proud to offer their newest line of essential oils that are therapeutic-grade and designed to complement your spa experience.

Variants: Energy – helps you stay awake, focused and restores your energy. Balance – Supports your respiratory health and allows you to breathe easy. Tranquility – helps you fight stress and calms your body and mind.

Available in all The Spa Wellness branches starting December 8, 2019.

Acer PHFor the Gadget conscious

Double the joy this Christmas season with #RealHolidays powered by #Acerxrealme! Enjoy awesome promos where your favorite Acer laptops are paired with amazing mobile phones from realme.

Get yours now at www.acer.com.ph

Promo valid until December 31, 2019 only.

Fujidenzo – For the Home Maker

A certified homemaker can never ran out of appliances to use, hence, giving them something that they can use in taking care of their family can be very useful.

Fujidenzo Appliances has a wide range of items which are fitted to your every budget. Visit their Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/FujidenzoAppliances/

AficionadoFor the scent-conscious

Aficionado manufactures and distributes perfume, scented personal care and home care products which emphasizes on affordability and quality.

This holiday, Aficionado is bringing you back to the year 1999 when they first sold to the public with Pamaskong Handog ng Aficionado. Their 85ml perfume bottle at only P199.90. Promo runs from Dec. 10 to 31, 2019

For product information and store lists, visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/aficionadoPH/

Booze Online – For all your alcohol needs this season

Shop for the hard to find booze as well as the popular ones at this online store. Guaranteed to offer the most competitive price elsewhere.

They have liquors that matches all your discriminating tastes, whether wines from all-over the world or Hard Liquors for the tough ones as well as local and imported beers. Name it and they have it.

Shop on this site: https://www.boozeshop.ph/

Bewell-CGift of Healthy immune system

Give your loved-ones a healthy dose of Vitamin C supplement, make sure you are using its safest form.  Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, your non-acidic Vitamin C. #MagBewellCna

Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate is available in Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more health guide and updates, Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate/

Be Organic Bath & Body

Their products are cruelty-free and made from plant based ingredients and are absolutely free from harsh synthetics like SULFATES, PARABENS, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE, DEA that cause or aggravate acne, pimples, skin allergies, eczema and psoriasis flare ups. Using ESSENTIAL OILS as scent of our products (from plants) which makes them safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

Available at https://shopee.ph/beorganic_bathandbody and https://s.lazada.com.ph/s.ZXuU

In the spirit of gift giving, whichever you choose for as long as it comes the heart – it shall be the best gift you can ever give. Happy Holidays 2019!

NOVUHAIR Supports FITFIL and National Youth Commisision

Coach Jim and Toni Saret, The National Youth Commission (NYC), ABS-CBN Star Hunt Academy artists, together with the leading hair loss treatment in the country NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, officially launched “FITFIL YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS (and Obesity)” at SM Mall of Asia By the Bay last November 16, 2019. The challenge for a 2-hour Dance Fitness Marathon was attended by more than 3,000 youth delegate and representatives from various government sectors.

Highlighting the event, The National Youth Commission headed by Commissioner Ryan Enriquez, pledged to donate 2 million pounds of excess fat from Filipino youth! This challenge is FITFIL’s way of rallying humanity to become more proactive in fighting lifestyle-related diseases responsible to almost 70% of all Global illnesses including deaths.

NOVUHAIR conducted free hair and scalp analysis to help attendees achieve overall wellness starting with their crowning glory.  Flex those muscles, you’ve got nothing to lose!


The First Hexagonal Enteric Coated Gluta Tablet in the Market

Because people prefer beauty over health, we now have a new product Berry Gluta tablet which aims to make people beautiful through a whiter skin, while at the same time making them healthy as they enjoy the benefits of berry antioxidants.

Berry Gluta has a Power of 5 in 1 Skin Care and Rejuvenation Formulation: GLUTATHIONE: Reduces melanin production. Removes blemishes. Repairs and nourishes the skin, VITAMIN C: Helps glutathione absorption. Inhibits melanin production. Replenishes and boosts collagen production, INULIN: An important prebiotic. Helps gut health and constipation. Helps with loss and blood sugar control, ACAI EXTRACT: Enhances the effect of vitamin C for good metabolism of the skin. Smoothens wrinkles. Fights UV rays and prevents further sun damage, and ROSE CRYSTA PATENTED ROSE PETAL EXTRACT: Inhibits tyrosine activity

Blocks the production of melanin. Whitens skin and delays skin aging. A quality product of BIG (Business Innovations Gateway, Inc.). For more product information visit our website: www.mybiginc.com / www.facebook.com/myBIGInc .  Available at all leading mercury  Drugs Store Nationwide.

Mplify Holds Its 2nd Beauty, Health and Wellness (BHW) Conference for Industry Practitioners and Business Owners

Last October 24, 2019, Marketing Services and PR Consultant Miguel De La Rosa opened the 2nd Mplify Beauty, Health, and Wellness (BHW) Conference at Hotel Jen by Shangri-la with a reminder to all attendees that aside from the lessons they would get from the conference speakers that day, they should also take advantage of the opportunity to get-to-know and connect with their fellow BHW enthusiasts.

Co-presented by Dermcare and Hotel Jen, and in partnership with Olern (Online Learning for Entrepreneurs), the event was hailed a success due primarily to its roster of 12 highly respected and noteworthy resource speakers who shared extremely interesting and insightful facts and tips about beauty, health, and wellness. Attendees were treated to a whole day of learning from the expertise and experiences of luminaries led by Total Wellness advocate Ms. Cory Quirino and the visionary CEO and President of the Dermcare Group of Companies Ms. Zenaida Palisoc, who gave keynote addresses that set the pace for the rest of their colleagues.

Brand partners and sponsors provided more color to the event through booth displays and bagfuls of giveaways for all the conference guests. Dermcare staff gave onsite facials between talks, while Hotel Jen, Estancia de Lorenzo, and Luljetta’s Place generously raffled off staycations, spa treats, and lunch buffets among the guests. Lucky attendee Jazz Reyes went home with a mountain bike worth P10,000 from Cyclehouse, and everyone went home with treats from Dermcare and Crystal White AO+, Browlab and Lash Wishes, Sprout Solutions, Estancia de Lorenzo, Organique Inc., 7Folds Laundry, Cyclehouse, Bioessence, Barlico, Novelina, Fiery Style, AcquaSuisse Parfum, MAG, Snowrrific, Salad Bar, Fiorgelato, Donburi Mix, True Blends, Chops to Go, Masuki, YanYan International, Wackie Chips, Harry Chocolates, Mrs. Fields, Peanut World, Blade, Icolor and Argan Beauty, Karisma ni Maria, Luljetta’s Place, Chateau Royale Batangas, Cyleina, Beauty Magnet, Beauty Box, Nailogy and Lunula, Easy Soft (CHG Global Inc.), and Tang.

Mplify’s steadfast media partners – IBC13, Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Standard and ManilaStandard.net, Malaya Business Insight, Gadgets Magazine, Women’s Journal Magazine, People’s Tonight and People’s Journal, The Village Connect, Locale, the Manila Times, One Media, Manila Bulletin, and Easy Rock FM – were all present to cover the conference and provide support.

Watch out for Mplify’s next major event – the 3rd Mplify Restaurant Engagement Conference – in March 2020! For inquiries and advance registration, please check out Mplify’s FB and Instagram accounts, or visit its website www.mplify-ph.com. Please also email us at migs.mplify@gmail.com or gnet.mplify@gmail.com.

Mplify Beauty, Health and Wellness (BHW) Conference 2019

The 2nd Mplify Beauty, Health, and Wellness Conference will be held on October 24, 2019, Thursday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Jen by Shangri-la in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Co-presented by Dermcare and Hotel Jen, and in partnership with Olern(Online Learning for Entrepreneurs), this event will feature a noteworthy line-up of industry experts who will share their insights about industry trends and strategies in today’s digital age. Keynote speakers for the day include beauty and wellness guru Ms. Cory Quirino and the visionary CEO and President of the Dermcare Group of Companies, Ms. Zenaida Palisoc.

Mplify Founder and Managing Director Miguel “Migs” De La Rosa confessed his advocacy to support industry players as they cope with the changing landscape of the beauty, health, and wellness market, and hopes that the conference will help the attendees become better business owners and managers. It should also be a good venue for networking and discussion of possible collaborations among industry practitioners.

Already pledging their assistance are Mplify’s steadfast media partners – IBC13, Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Standard and ManilaStandard.net, Malaya Business Insight, Gadgets Magazine, Women’s Journal Magazine, People’s Tonight and People’s Journal, The Village Connect, Locale (Your Handy City Guide), the Manila Times, One Media, Manila Bulletin, and Easy Rock FM.

Brand partners and sponsors have already given the event their support and stamp of approval, led by Dermcare and Crystal White AO+, Browlab and Lash Wishes, Sprout Solutions, Estancia de Lorenzo, Organique Inc., 7Folds Laundry, Cyclehouse, Bioessence, Barlico, Novelina, Fiery Style, AcquaSuisse Parfum, MAG, Snowrrific, Salad Bar, Fiorgelato, Donburi Mix, True Blends, Chops to Go, Masuki, YanYan International, Wackie Chips, Harry Chocolates, Mrs. Fields, Peanut World, Blade, Icolor and Argan Beauty, Karisma ni Maria, Luljetta’s Place, Chateau Royale Batangas, Cyleina, Beauty Magnet, Beauty Box, Nailogy and Lunula, Easy Soft (CHG Global Inc.), and Tang.

Beauty, health, and wellness business owners, managers, employees, and enthusiasts are invited to the conference for a friendly rate of P3,500 per seat. This investment will cover morning and afternoon snacks, buffet lunch, seminar materials, loot bags, and a chance to win exciting raffle prizes from event sponsors and friends. Ticketreservations may be made through http://www.olern.com/bhw.

For more information and updates about the Mplify BHW Conference 2019, please check out Mplify’s FB and Instagram accounts, or visit its website http://www.mplify-ph.com. Inquiries may also be sent to migs.mplify@gmail.com or gnet.mplify@gmail.com.


Ms. Zenaida E. Palisoc President and CEO of Dermcare

It all started with a young girl’s dream to grow older gracefully, with ageless beauty that glowed from within.

When asked what made her go into the beauty, health, and wellness industry, President and CEO of the Dermcare Group Ms. Zenaida E. Palisoc, or Madam Zeny as she is fondly called, laughingly recalled that she had always wanted to look beautiful and at her best. Even as a teenager, she was determined to find products and treatments that would help her with her dark, problematic skin. As the years went by, she tried almost every local and imported beauty product that promised her a fairer complexion and would help keep her skin clean, supple, and fresh. Finding most of those products unsatisfactory and lacking, she finally realized it made more sense to develop those products herself, because she knew exactly what she and most women wanted.

Pioneering Affordable Skin Care and Treatments for Filipinos

And so Madam Zeny’s love affair with beauty, health, and wellness began. In 1989 she and her husband, then Board Director of the Livelihood Foundation under the Office of the President, the late Joselito L. Palisoc, established ZET Pharmaceuticals and Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair, and Spa.

Madam Zeny and Sir Tito Palisoc opened their first Dermcare branch, a combination pharmacy and skin clinic, in a 20sqm space along Taft Avenue, where they catered to a niche market of Filipinos who were looking for top-of-the line specialty skin care preparations and treatments at affordable prices. That small clinic pioneered the whitening business in the country, and under the hands-on care and supervision of Madam Zeny, has now grown to be a trusted brand with more than 100 branches spread out across the Philippines.

Building The Business

The growth of Dermcare hasn’t been all posh and glamour. Madam Zeny dedicated years of hard work, commitment, and sacrifice to bring the brand to where it is today. After Sir Tito passed away, she invested herself even more into the business, to the extent of training under a dermatologist to learn how to give facials herself. Later on when Dermcare started offering massage services, she trained to become a licensed massage therapist through the Department of Health and London’s CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapists and Cosmetologists). Recently, with the rapid growth and expansion of the business, she got over her initial apprehension of going back to school and secured for herself a Masters in Entrepreneurship at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business where she graduated as a gold medalist.

This discipline and dedication to the craft is instilled into each and every Dermcare employee. Before they are even fielded out to their assigned branches, they are all flown to Manila to undergo a comprehensive and rigorous one-month training sessions including Human Anatomy and Physiology. Therapists are trained directly by Dermcare’s medical director and resident dermatologist, who ensures that by the end of the session, these employees will have made a firm commitment to adhere to the quality and performance standards that the company has set for the business.


Aiming to become THE preferred brand in the beauty, health, and wellness industry, Dermcare has resolved to provide its customers with innovative products and services that are responsive to their needs and lifestyles. There is constant product research and development, upgrading, and training to ensure that all business units – including its products, services, and people – remain attuned to, if not ahead of the quickly transforming market.

Madam Zeny is quick to point out that Dermcare has persevered through two global crises, has grown exponentially, and has become a respected trust brand because the organization is made up of passionately caring professionals with years of skills and experience, who all want to make a difference in the lives of others. These people are the cornerstones of Dermcare’s success throughout the years.

30 Gorgeous Years

On its 30th year in the market, Dermcare is now celebrated as a one-stop-shop beauty, wellness, and rejuvenation center, continuously delighting its clientele with safe and effective skin, hair, and body care products and services at a superior value. The brand itself has become synonymous to the diamond peel, which they also pioneered and is still its bestselling service, along with whitening treatments, pimple control, and anti-ageing treatments.

And as it continues to innovate, transform, and lead the industry, Dermcare has expanded to offer even more specialized care for its growing clientele. Aside from its flagship brands – Dermcare Professional Skin Hair and Spa and the Dermcare Luxe Wellness and Spa – the Dermcare Group now includes Brow Hub and the Belle La Peau Waxing Salon, which were designed to deliver highly personalized services for discerning customers.

Together, Dermcare, Brow Hub, and Belle La Peau – led by Madam Zeny Palisoc and carried through by the men and women who make up the Dermcare Group – are all geared up and excited to carve out even more milestones into the beauty, health, and wellness industry.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City gets ‘Passionately Pink’ this October to promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Passionately Pink campaign was launched last September 24 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City with (L-R) actor Lance Raymundo, Chroma Hospitality’s Carmela Bocanegra, Kitty Doll, Melissa de Leon of Project Pink Support Group, Crimson’s General Manager Gerhard Doll, Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, Project Pink Support Group’s Mel Aguasin and Angie Laborte

Pink is more than just a color.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City brings to the forefront anew the relevance of pink this October with “Passionately Pink,” a month-long campaign that aims to promote breast cancer awareness.

Now on its third year, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City’s “Passionately Pink” campaign brings initiatives that will help contribute in educating about breast cancer and putting a stop to it—one woman at a time. Proceeds from

“Passionately Pink” will go to STAGEZEROby Project Pink Support Group is a non-stock, non-profit organization, which aims to encourage and empower patients, families and communities to conquer cancer through knowledge, emotional, social and spiritual support.

“Annually, we are given an opportunity to focus and help elevate the discussion on breast cancer and hopefully bring much-needed awareness to the public, especially to women. Equipping women with knowledge is a vital first step in beating breast cancer and we intend to play a part in spreading awareness and in raising funds for this cause—not only for this year but also for the years to come,” Mr. Gerhard Doll, General Manager of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila, says.

In line with the campaign, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City is offering “Bloom in Pink” room packages for stays from October 1-31, 2019.  Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room without breakfast is available at P4,500 net while package with buffet breakfast for two is at P5,500 net. Packages include Pink Surprise room amenity, use of swimming pool and fitness center, complimentary parking pass and Internet access. A portion of the bookings will benefit STAGEZERO.

You may dine and drink for a cause with the “Passionately Pink Wine Dinner” featuring a special performance by singer Jinky Vidal on October 18, 2019, 6 p.m. at the Crimson Grand Ballroom. The hotel’s passionate culinary team is partnering with the Philippine Wine Merchants for a four-course dinner with wine pairings that one can enjoy for P3,500 net per person. A fashion show by celebrated fashion designers from the south will add color to the night. Join the auction and help raise funds through the event.

“Think Pink Meeting” packages are also available to make your next corporate meetings more meaningful. Inclusive of the packages are the Welcome Pink Meeting amenity, Pink Fil-the-Bear, pink-themed snacks and a Passionately Pink certificate for the company. Part of the sales proceeds will go to STAGEZERO.

An array of activities have also been prepared for the “Passionately Pink” campaign which includes the “Pink Chocolates and Pastries” which will offer posh, pink chocolate bars and pastries such as Grapefruit Cake, Strawberry Éclair, Raspberry Lychee, and Rose Macarons available at The Lobby Lounge from October 1 to 31, 2019; the “Tickled Pink Pool Party” where you can come in your pink swimsuits and enjoy unlimited pink cocktails, bubbly and canapes at the Deck Bar on October 4, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at P913++ per person.

In addition, there will be a “Pop of Pink Art Exhibit” from September 25 to October 24, 2019 at the Gallery which brings together pink-hued and inspirational art pieces to pay tribute to the breast cancer awareness campaign.

Completing the “Passionately Pink” month is the “Pink Positivity Wellness Event,” a program filled with wellness talks and activities that will equip one with knowledge on protecting one’s self and loved ones from breast cancer, on October 19, 2019, 9 a.m., at the Calder Function Room.

For more information or reservations, please visit the official website at http://www.crimsonhotel.com/manila, email info.alabang@crimsonhotel.com or call (02) 863-2222. Crimson Hotel Filinvest City’s Passionately Pink campaign is in partnership with Eastwest Bank, The Levels by Filinvest Land Inc., Chroma Hospitality, Quest Hotels, Philippine Wine Merchants, iSkin, Ipanema and media partners The Manila Times, WhenInManila.com and Mega Magazine.