December 4, 2019, NOVUHAIR’s team had the meet-and-greet opportunity with Michael Learns to Rock (MLRT) composed of Jascha Ritcher, Mikkel Lentz, and Kare Wansher. It was indeed a nostalgic 90’s retro night for the Manila fans serenaded with some of the band’s greatest hits like 25 Minutes, Paint My Love, Out of the Blue, The Actor, and NOTHING TO LOSE.

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Primaduck Premium Peking Duck Ham Launched

Locally produced, farm fresh and world-class duck ham enters the Philippine market

Capas, Tarlac: EDL Agritourism Farm Inc. today announced The Primaduck Premium Peking
Duck Ham, a new product. The Peking Duck Ham is a perfect holiday ham and offers a new
way for the holiday season buyers to enjoy a unique type of high quality ham, as alternatives to
the usual hams found in the market.
“We are proud to launch a product that is now being revered by top Chinese restaurants in the
country and greatly appreciated by the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce,”
says Allan B. Casajeros, VP for Operations at EDL Agritourism Farm Inc. “Surely, every ham
loving person will love the taste, aroma, and texture of this very special Peking duck ham.”
Features and benefits of The Primaduck Premium Peking Duck Ham include.
 Locally produced and bred in a state-of-the-art SMART facility, in Capas Tarlac
 Anti-biotics and hormones FREE
 Bird-flu FREE
 Cured and ready to eat
Last November 21, 2019, Primaduck Premium Peking Duck Ham was featured in Umagang Kay
Ganda on ABS-CBN (2) at Estancia de Lorenzo, who is responsible for cooking and preparation
of the premium ham. It is now being featured in several publications and platforms on both
digital and print. The Primaduck Premium Peking Duck Ham will be available starting December
1, at P1,799. For more information, please visit
About EDL Agritourism Inc.: EDL Agritourism Farm, Inc. is a diversified and integrated 33-
heactare farm tourism destination in Capas Tarlac. It offers a total farm tourism experience like
no other and houses the Primaduck SMART housing facilities and several farms that produce,
livestock, poultry, organic fruits and vegetables.

Three Reasons why you should use Herbal Hair Color

Many of us would love to don a beautiful, shiny colored hair; however, it is important that we are cautious of the hair dyes that we are applying to our tresses.

Conventional hair colors contain hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, both are chemical agents that aid in hair coloring process. Hydrogen peroxide helps pigments in our hair to be broken down, removing its natural color. Meanwhile, ammonia changes hair’s PH level. It opens the cuticle of the hair, allowing the color to penetrate and absorbed. This process causes hair to change its color.  

Through time, our scientists and hair experts have discovered the cons of using these two chemicals to our tresses. Repeated use of ammonia-based hair dyes can permanently damage our hair cuticles. This causes our strands to lose moisture, making them dry and brittle. Once the hair is damaged, it is irreversible. Most ammonia-based hair colors do not have necessary ingredients that protect the strands.

With the rise of herbal hair dyes, we can still achieve the hair color we desire to have. What makes herbal-based hair dye beneficial to use? Here are the reasons why you should consider using herbal hair dye now.

  1. Damage no more

This is one of the best benefits of using herbal hair colors. It does not harm your hair because it does not contain chemical-harming agents that impair the health of your strands. Likewise, it retains the structure of your hair as no structural bonds are broken.

  • Safer to use

Since herbal hair colorant does not contain harmful ingredients, you are assured that it is safe to use. You are also free from the unwanted sting that causes your skin or eyes to irritate or to inhale a toxic scent.

  • Retains hair’s health

Herbal hair colors do not only provide vivid and rich color to your hair, but they also keep your strands soft, shiny, and strong.  

Novelina Cosmetics recognizes the need to keep your colored hair beautiful and healthy. That is why it introduces its line of Herbal Hair Colorants that are safer to use yet more friendly on the budget. Novelina brings you the following herbal hair colorants:

Novelina Zeelke Herbal Hair Color Powder – a do-it-yourself, Japanese formulated herbal hair color that keeps your hair color vibrant and healthy. It contains Fleece Flower (Fo-Ti) extract that helps stop premature graying. It also restores hair’s natural color.  It also has the following herbal extracts: Malunggay extract that enables the hair follicles to induce hair growth stronger and healthier; Aloe Vera extract is an agent that conditions the hair; and, Panax Ginseng Root is a hair growth stimulant that helps in the prevention of hair loss. Novelina Zeelke Herbal Hair Color Powder is free from harsh chemicals like ammonia and hydrogen peroxide that contribute to premature graying, as well as brittle and dry hair. Available in three colors – Natural Black, Natural Brown, Chestnut Brown and Crimson Red. Novelina Zeelke Herbal Hair Color Powder is reasonably priced at P29.00 for a 6-gram sachet packaging.

  • Novelina Zeelke Herbal Cream Hair Color – a Japanese formulation and do-it-yourself permanent line of hair color that provide a wider range of hair colors as it uses quality ingredients to achieve your desired hair color. Also enhance with herbal extracts, it doesn’t sting and doesn’t have a harsh odor. Its gentle formulation prevents hair from drying while its color remains vibrant for a long time.  Available in various hair colors, which include Natural Black, Natural Brown, Chestnut Brown, Golden Brown and Burgundy. For only P299.00, Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color comes with a professional hair color kit, which includes: 60g professional hair color, 2 oz developer, Novelina Shampoo and Conditioner, hairbrush and gloves.

Novelina Cosmetics realizes that being stylish does not mean you have to compromise the health of your hair. For more information about these novel products, visit Novelina’s Facebook page or its website:

Spice up your favorite dish with Jufran’s premium range of sauces

NutriAsia’s Jufran has recently introduced its new, sleek and modern packaging to suit its market of young, contemporary adults with discriminating taste.

Together with the launch of the fresh look for its banana ketchup, hot sauce, and sweet chilli sauce was the introduction in the Philippine market of Jufran’s new Sriracha variants: Jufran Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and Jufran Sriracha Tomato Ketchup.

According the condiment maker NutriAsia, these innovations by Jufran were developed for the young, adventurous millennials who continuously seek great food experiences. With Jufran’s unique appeal and taste that enlivens every meal, even simple snacks such as French fries, lobster balls, and chicken wings will be made irresistibly delicious.

Grab you own bottle of Jufran premium line of sauces from selected supermarkets such as SM, Rustan’s, Robinsons, Landmark, and Waltermart and experience Jufran’s irresistible new flavors.

For more irresistibly good recipes, follow us on Facebook @JufranOfficial.

Celebrations at The Ascott Limited Philippines

The Ascott Limited Philippines ushers the festive season with a back-to-back celebration for its properties’ tree lighting ceremonies, Ascott BGC Manila’s five-year and Citadines Bay City Manila’s one-year milestone anniversaries.

Both properties have been continuously providing travelers the comforts and little lavishes that make Ascott their home of choice away from home. Each stood strong among the competition in their respective areas with Ascott BGC Manila being announced the Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartments 2019 by World Travel Awards and Citadines Bay City Manila ranking the best hotel in Pasay and best value hotel in Luzon in TripAdvisor.

“I am proud of the success of Ascott in the country with the aspiration of providing a way away from home. I thank my colleagues as they help bring this vision to life and our guests in embracing the Ascott lifestyle.”, said Daniel Wee, Country General Manager of The Ascott Limited Philippines.

To round out the celebration and express appreciation to the community, a donation was made to the official beneficiary of Ascott – Gawad Kalinga. Ascott has been supporting the organization for the past four years in helping the community feed 700 kids via Kusina ng Kalinga. The strong relationship between Ascott and Gawad Kalinga gives meaning to Ascott’s credo— “Building People, Building Community”.

To date, four operational properties are in Makati City central, namely Ascott Makati, Somerset Millennium Makati, Somerset Olympia Makati and Citadines Salcedo Makati; while Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, Somerset Alabang Manila, Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila, Citadines Bay City Manila, and Citadines Cebu City are the first Ascott properties in Taguig, Muntinlupa, Ortigas, Pasay, and Cebu respectively.  

For inquiries and reservations, visit The Ascott Limited’s website at https://www.the

The Ascott Limited Philippines Deputy Country General Manager Philip Barnes welcoming guests at Ascott BGC Manila

: Ascott BGC Manila General Manager Sue Ponnudurai with the Head of Departments toasting for the property’s 5th Anniversary

Citadines Bay City Manila Residence Manager Rennan John Reyes during Citadines Bay City Manila’s 1st Anniversary

Ascott Management team during the Tree Lighting Ceremony of Citadines Bay City Manila

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 180 cities across over 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.

Ascott has more than 67,000 operating units and close to 45,000 units under development, making a total of more than 112,000 units in over 720 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines,  lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello and POP!.

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2019 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; TTG China Travel Awards 2019 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’. For a full list of awards, please visit

About Capitaland Limited

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$131.7 billion as at 30 September 2019. CapitaLand’s portfolio spans across diversified real estate classes which includes commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; as well as lodging and residential. With a presence across more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA.

CapitaLand has one of the largest real estate investment management businesses globally. It manages eight listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts as well as over 20 private funds. Since it pioneered REITs in Singapore with the listing of CapitaLand Mall Trust in 2002, CapitaLand’s REITs and business trusts have expanded to include Ascendas Reit, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ascendas India Trust, CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust and Ascendas Hospitality Trust. 

Save the Children Philippines honors companies for life-changing support for children

Save the Children Philippines has awarded corporate partners for life-changing actions for children to have a healthy start, access to quality education and protection from all forms of violence, both in their day-to-day lives and when disasters strike.

Atty. Alberto Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines said support from corporate partners is critical to sustain humanitarian response and development programs that benefit children in times of natural disasters and emergencies.

“Save the Children Philippines,  together with our partners,  is committed to deliver transformative programs to children in the most deprived and marginalized situations,” said Muyot. “The unwavering support of our corporate partners inspire us to sustain our work and achieve breakthroughs.”

Representatives from 95 companies, schools, and organizations in the Philippines gathered at the Manila Marriott Hotel yesterday, where Save the Children Philippines showcased ways companies and institutions can support programs.

Johnson and Johnson Philippines and GSK Philippines were recognized as “Partners of the Year” for their high impact support for programs and emergency response. Johnson and Johnson Philippines provided support in promoting maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition and addressing severe malnutrition of children in deprived areas in Metro Manila. GSK Philippines provided support for the affected children and families of Typhoon Ompong, communities affected by Dengue outbreak, and those affected in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato during the Mindanao earthquakes.

Save the Children Philippines also awarded partners under the following categories:

·         2018 Most Outstanding Grant Project Donor- Johnson and Johnson for “Strengthening and Empowering Partners to Scale up Maternal and Newborn Child Health and Nutrition;”

·         2018 Most Outstanding Global Grant Project Donor- Prudence Foundation for the following projects:

–       FIRST READ, an early childhood learning program

–       Education Safe from Disasters that puts in place and automate a management information system for disaster preparedness in all public schools.

–       Local Empowerment through Access and Participation (LEAP) in Panay to build resilience of children and their families from disasters.

·         Corporate partners which initiated fundraising activities were given special awards under the following categories:

–       Workplace Giving under Sparebucks4Change-Johnson and Johnson

–       Fundraisers-Marriott Worldwide Business Councils Philippines

–       Christmas Campaign-Utkilen Norway

–       Emergency Donors- Insular Foundation

–       Gift in Kind  (Media category)-CNN Philippines

–       Gift in Kind-Terry SA Inc for Havaianas

–       Special Awards were given to British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

Naida Pasion, Chief Business Development Officer urged support to Sustainable, Area-Focused and Empowering (SAFE) programs in Metro Manila, Leyte and Samar provinces and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

“Investing in children is good for business,” said Pasion. “When children become the best that they can be, as adults, they are the prime movers of a vibrant market.”

Bruce Winton, Chair of Marriott Worldwide Business Councils Philippines reiterated the company’s commitment to programs supporting children. The global hotel chain is one of the new corporate partners for 2019 which hosted a series of events and activities to raise funds for children. These include Run to Give, Charity Golf Tournament, Opt-In-Donation for all hotel guests across all Marriott-owned properties.

Save the Children Philippines showcased programs being supported by corporate partners through an exhibit, these include:

·         First Read project, a critical support for children in the first three years to develop foundational skills on literacy and numeracy.

·         Project Nurture, a life-saving support for children who are severely malnourished.

·         Maternal, Newborn and Child health and Nutrition, an integrated support for health and nutrition of pregnant and lactating mothers in the deprived areas of Metro Manila and Mindanao. The program ensures health and well-being of babies in the first 1,000 days through breastfeeding, proper nutrition and access to health service and early childhood education.

·         Build Urban Children’s Resilience against Shocks and Threats of Resettlement (BURST) project that helps children and their families being displaced in Metro Manila to find relocation and resume classes.

Atty. Muyot, in his closing remarks said support from corporate partners helped Save the Children Philippines reach around 4.2 million children in the most deprived and marginalized situations to get access to education.

“The impact that we bring to children has created ripples of hope,” he said.

F1 Hotel Manila Earns 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Recognized as the first hotel in BGC, F1 Hotel Manila remains one of the most competitive when it comes to delivering excellent service in the hospitality industry. This was recently acknowledged by Tripadvisor as they awarded F1 Hotel Manila a Certificate of Excellence as proof that the hotel consistently delivered excellent service throughout the year. With 7 successful years under its belt within the industry, Tripadvisor has been an important tool in determining where the hotel stands. Each department is exhibiting more than what is expected, making the hotel’s mission and vision possible and in arm’s length every functioning day. The establishment continues to progress and evolve along with the supervision of its General Manager, Cindy Brual, who has been in the hospitality industry for almost 20 years. Applying her years of experience, F1 Hotel Manila was able to achieve excellent ratings on Tripadvisors from guests under her management and also with the help from her respective Department Heads.

Noticeable for its modern amenities and spacious upscale accommodations located at the heart of the bustling city of BGC, F1 Hotel Manila continues to strive for excellence in terms of guest service as it is the bread and butter of the hospitality business. To experience the exceptional service we give to the guests, you may call 7908-7888 or follow @f1hotelmanila on Facebook and Instagram for inquiries and reservations.